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Progress Jun 11, 1904

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Modern 7-roomed Dwelling,
orner lot, good locality, brick
-nd stone foundation.   $2,800.
.G. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
'ol. I.   No. 22.
I Maryland Casualty Co
» Policies   issued   at  lowest rates
<< covering Personal Accident, Dis-
>> ability, Health, Elevator Boil-
>> er, and all Liability.            S
<< R. P. RITHET * CO. Ld. Victoria, B.C.   »
Price 5 Cents.
See the Soldiers!!
Fifth Regiment in Camp at Point flacaulay
Interesting programme of Athletic and Military Sports and
Promenade Concert by the Band of the Regiment.
TO-riORROW (SUNDAY) io a.m.
Drumhead Service.
Concert by the Regimental Band.
Surveys For
Vessel Owner Agrees That Present Conditions Endanger
Human Life.
Special Tram Service
We have made arrangements for the entire crop of the famous
Ashley Strawberries
h Cream leceived Daily 25c. jar, jar Included,        1)1X1 H.   ROSS  &  CO
Coffee and Buns served free. uln' "'   ■Vv>-"-'  •»  v"«
iSo acres with buildings $3,000
or offer
A. WILLIAMS & CO., Limited
Conveyancers and Notaries Public.
. 3,500
. 18.000
. 20,00o
.   I.IOo
. 7,ooo
. 5000
• 4.5o„
[Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.
Owners and operators of following Salmon Canneries—
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River. Inverness, Skeena River. |
Home Manufacture.
BRA6KMAN & KER M. CO..: Limited.
MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
T. ELPORD, Manager.
P. O. Box 298.
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co., Ld.
Mills at Shawnigan Lake.
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. 0.
— Manufacturers of—
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles,   Mouldings, [Etc.,   of The [Best  Quality.
asoned and Kiln Dried Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
In a late issue of "Progress" attention
was directed to the strange defect in
the shipping law of Canada through
which it is possible for sealing schoon-/
ers—each carrying trom twenty to forty
human lives—to go to sea without of.
ficial or other compulsory survey to
guarantee their soundness and seaworthiness.
The question then propounded still
remains unanswered: Wherein is human life less valuable in the eyes of
the law and of public legislators upon
the sealing schooner, which faces all
kinds of weather and all sorts of water,
! than upon the self-important little har-
j bor tug that can run to shelter at the
first sign of pending storm? And why
should not the survey as to hull deemf>
ed requisite for the harbor tug be equally imperative" (if not more so) for the
sealing schooner?
For not only does the question remain unanswered, but sealing men-
masters, sailers, hunters, and in two
cases, owners—have volunteered corroboration of the charges made as to the
unsafe condition of a very considerable
portion of the Victoria sealing fleet, and
the absolute necessity for official survey, with startling information touching the subject—so s'artling in some particulars that this paper hesitates to give
it to the public, not through any fear of
unreliability bu ton account of the extreme seriousness of the accusa|tion|s
made. An owner of sealing schooners
who is himself a master mariner as
well, may, however, be quoted generally. His information, like the stories
of the sealers, was volunteered, and in
effect he said:
"It is little short of criminal to send
out some of the schooners which are
now preparing to make the long and
trying voyage to the Behring sea. If
official surveys were required, or if the
hulls were insured as in the past, they
certainly would go nowhere but to the
boneyard where they belong.   There is
the ' ' (naming a well known
sealing craft) "which gets away next
'week. Her entire hull is so rotten it
j is all but falling to pieces. A few new
bits of planking nailed on where timbers will.scarcely hold the nails—plenty
of putty and paint, and there you are.
If the same surveys were required as
in England, there wouldn't be more than
half a dozen of the fleet go to sea this
season without very thorough overhauling, and public opinion would condemn
for all time anyone who would propose
to send them out as they are and take
the chances of the old hulks hanging
"Of course the men sometimes have
themselves to blame for going on such
vessels. Men often take too many
chances if there are a few dollars in
sight. But what are the majority of
them to do? Sealing is their business.
Like soldiering, it spoils them for anything else. They haven't any other profession. And when the sealing season
comes round they have to go to work.
If they balk at going on some of the
old ruins, they're told they can take
the work or leave it—if they won't gd
there are others not so particular. And
usually there are. Besides they don't
like to be classed as faint-hearted.
"The insurance is carried exclusively
on the outfits now. They are uusually
over-insured for enough" to make good
for the vessel too if she shouldn't come
back. That's one way surveys—which
would in very many cases mean condemnation—are  avoided.    Of course  I
don't like the system as it is now. No
man who recognizes any responsibility
for the lives of others can. But I'm not
managing the sealing combine."
Captain J. Graham Cox, one of the
fathers of the sealing industry and
Lloyd's local representative, in an interview emphatically declares the statements made in last week's "Progress" to
be untrue.
"Look at it," said he, "from a busi-
; ness point of view. Every time we lose
I a vessel it is a dead loss to us as we
', carry no insurance. By not doing so we
'make at least $10,000 a year. Statistics
tell us that the loss among sealers is
considerably less than among any other
class of vessels.
;    "When a vessel goes to sea we ad-
| vance to each man about $50 in cash; we
j furnish each ship with hunting odtfits
'and a thousand dollars' worth of pro-
j visions is placed aboard.   Besides this
j we expect a valuable catch, all of which
i are lost if the ship goes down.   Considering that it only costs a few hundred
to put a ship in good repair it would
not be good business policy to let her
go out in an unseaworthy condition.
"Our vessels," continued the Captain,
"are always overhauled and in first rate
condition when they go out. Captain
; Grant, the manager of the company, is
second to none as a sailor and his
knowledge of sea craft is beyond criticism. He would know if any vessels
were in poor condition and because it is
good business to do so he would not
send her out.
"When an accident happens people
often attribute it to the wrong cause.
Captains who have not given us satisfaction and who have left our service
j make statements wide of the fact and
they can always get someone to listen
to. them. Any of the other members of
our company will tell you the same as
I do. Go and see them—it will not
take you long."
At Macaulay Point this afternoon in
connection with the regimental sports,
the band of the Fifth will perform the
following concert programme:
March—"Off to Camp".. ..Silberberg
Overture—"The Amazon" .. ..Kiesler
Popular Selection—"The World Beater"  O'Hare
Caprice—"Dance  of the  Mermaids"
Selections from "King Dodo" .. Luders
March—"Sons of the Brave' Bigood
Waltz-"Wedding of the Winds"
Popular Selection—"Clippings" .. Finn
Char. Piece —"The Guardmount"..
March—"The Dixie Girl" Lampe
God Save the King.
Out at Oak Bay this afternoon, the
fast Port Townsend nine is expected to
receive a set-back in its winning streak
at the hands of the re-organized Victoria team. The locals under Jack
Rithet's captaincy, have been doing the
practice that counts, and promise to be
stronger as amateurs than even in their
halcyon professional days. For the game
to-day, Holness will deliver the goods,
with McManus, the jewel of a catcher,
behind the plate. The principal changes
bring Rithet at first, with Potts at the
third station, Schwengers retaining his
old position at second. The out-for-
sport, strictly-amateur, no-Sunday-ball
brigade looks like a winning bunch, and
all who admire the American game
should help them along with liberal patronage.
To-Day and To-Morrow Present
Fine Opportunity to See " The
Fifth" in Camp.
Should sun be bright and weather
favorable, to-morrow will undoubtedly
witness a general migration from the
city out to Macaulay Point. There the
white tents of Victoria's citizen soldiers'
have during the present week dotted
j the smiling landscape in picturesque and
military order. The days have been full
lof marching, drilling, soldierly activity:
the nights of music, singing, and merry
and persistent rattle of the drum. The
regulars, too, have borne their part in
simulating war's alarms to make a gen-
■eral and pleasing holiday, the play of
! searchlignt, boom of heavy ordnance,
land all the mysterious complexity of
I systematic camp training of the modern
I type going to make most interesting
evening. Unhappily the weather has
not been altogether kind, and with wind
and rain as intermittent comrades the
lot of the dwellers on the tented field,
has not been altogether joyful. Still
they are soldiers, and heroism is their
portion. To-morrow a drum-head service will be held at 10 a.m.; it should
be quite as edifying and to many more
attractive than regular church worship.
At the same time there can be no short
distance outing more delightful than the
convenient trip out to the regimental
camp, and many will take delight in seeing just how the soldiers are provided
for. In the afternoon at three the entertainment of visitors will be especially
looked after and the regimental band
perform a concert programme which will
include the following popular numbers::
Anthem—"Glory to God" .. ..Mozart
Overture—"Lustspiel" .. ..Keler Bela
Selection—"Yeoman of the Guard"..
Solo for Comet—"Queen of the Earth"
Sergt. W. V. North soloist.
Selection from "The Prince of Pil-
sen" Luders
March—"The Dandy Fifth" ....Devlin
Southern  Idyll—"The   Watermelon
Club" Missud
Paraphrase—"Abide With Me" . .Monk
Selection from "Iolanthe".. ..Sullivan
Excerpts    from    Victor    Herbert's
"Princess Chic" Arr. Langey
God Save the King.
To those who may not know suburban geography as they should, it may
be well to mention that Macaulay Point
is quickly and conveniently to be reached by taking the Esquimalt car, which
lands its passengers directly on the side-
road leading to the militatry camp.
Upwards of forty yachts of all classes
are expected to be here for the big International Racing Association regatta,
Vancouver being well represented for
the first time.in years. One day will be
set apart for races for cups and other
trophies presented by Victoria residents.
To secure the necessary support, an appeal will shortly be made by the local
While local fishermen are traveling
afar to find adequate reward for their
exertions, does it ever strike them that
they are missing good sport at home. "I
have never known the fishing to be
better on the Arm, especially from sunset to dark, than it is at present," said
one resident of t tie n.rm to "Progress" a
day or so ago. "The salmon trout are
plentiful and strings of four or five are
everyday catches. The fish are excellent
both in size and quality, and afford fine
sport before thev are brought to the
Mrs. Chet Belding of Seattle, reputedly one of the best fisherwomen of the
Pacific Coast, has invented a new fly
that is claimed to be the best killer in
northwest trout waters. One of the biggest sporting goods houses of the United
States will introduce it. It somewhat
resembles the Devil's Darning Needle—
but it is different. The body is rather
long, and yellow, while the wings are
of good size, gauzy and of a drab color.
TWENTY Per Cent. Off *H New Spring Suits, Pants and Overcoats.
Day by Day.
—Ralph Connor's New story:
Lovers of Ralph Connor's works will
be glad to know that he has written a
new story, "The Prospector," the Canadian serial rights for which have been
acquired by "The Westminster," a Toronto semi-religious magazine.
—The Pavement Is Going:
On the principle that "a stitch in time
saves several" the civic streets committee should lose no time in giving a little
special attention to the block pavement
of Fort Street near Government. It
shows signs of going in several places—
and should be attended to.
—Grace Bonner at the Y: M. C. A.:
Next Tuesday evening Grace Bonner,
the impersonator and ventriloquist, will
appear in "Esmeraldo" at the local Y.
M. C. A.. The entertainment is strictly
high class. It is, not often Victorians
have the opportunity to hear a first class
elocutionist, therefore no one should
miss this. Some of those who have
heard Miss Bonner, declare that they
have never heard a more delightful entertainer, her versatility and dramatic
power being such that her audiences are
held spellbound from beginning to end
of the programme.
—Look Out for Them:
Counterfeit silver dollars that are of
different origin from the bogus quarters
and halves alleged to come from China,
are flooding the Sound country. The
counterfeit dollars are slightly thicker
than good money, have a large percentage of alloy, and the milling and engraving are not so clear cut as in good
—Victoria West Water Problem:
Apropos of the presentation of the
Victoria West water problem in last
week's "Progress," it is .earned with
satisfaction by the residents of the interested section that the matter of acquiring ihe plant and business of the
Esquimalt Water Co., which at present
serves Victoria West, is receiving the
serious attention of the Council. Authorities are being consulted with respect to the rights and powers of the city
under the law, and further steps in the
direction of acquiring the plant may be
looked for in the near future.
—Is It The Law?
Vancouver is much interested just now
in an argument with respect to the law
of the Police Court, tlie point having
been raised that there is really nothing
in the statutes or bylaws making the fact
of being "drunk and incapable''
an offence punishable by arrest
and fine. To be drunk and disorderly is different of course. But the Vancouver bylaws do not constitute the offence which has been charged against
many a man in the Police Court, and
for \vhich he has paid his fine or served
in ihe chain gang.
—Brightening Up:
The past week has seen the annual
rejuvenation and brightening up of the
Hotel Vernon, now l-ecognized throughout Canada and along tne Coast as the
most popular first class and centrally
situated of Victoria's hotels. This season its rooms have been made more cosy,
homelike and pleasant than ever; while
the cuisine is maintained at its famous
standard of superior excellence. The
Dallas of course ranks now as British
Columbia's leading tourist hotel. The
Vernon takes the same place with the
business travellers.
—How "Progress" is Growing:
"Send over some 'Progresses'; we
were all sold out this week in three
hours,"—this from one of the cigar store
news agencies last Saturday. "Put me
down for a subscription right away; my
wife told me to be sure and order the
paper and I keep forgetting it."—this
from a gentleman in the Treasury Department. "Haven't got time to read
half the papers we get now, but send
'Progress' along. My wife says she
wouldn't miss it on Saturdays. All the
women look for it as soon as it's out."—
this from another busy man. And so
"Progress" grows.
—An Adventurous Voyage:
One of the most adventurous small
boat voyages on record was last week
accomplished by Mr. W. J. Douglas of
Dawson, formerly of the mechanical
staff of the Colonist, in the crossing of
lake LaBarge just after its break and
while the floe ice was running strong
and threatening destruction to such frail
craft as were found upon its surface.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas were on their
way out from the Klondike capital and
came up river on one of the first steamers of the season out of Dawson. They
found on reaching LaBarge that its passage was voted too dangerous for any of
the wailing stream craft to attempt it,
and so determined to row across, which
was done in three days and nights—the
entire distance of fifty miles being made
in the teeth of danger. Mr and Mrs.
Douglas have this week been renewing
Victoria acquaintances.
—The Reason o' It:
Many people no doubt have wondered
why it is that at every alarm of fire, No
27 appears to be the call. It is unofficially explained that this arises through
the fire alarm system not being as reliable as it might and should be. A box
is pulled—it does not respond—the fire
keeps on burning—finally recourse is had
to the telephone—and "27" is sounded
from headquarters.
—Back From Europe:
Mr. Allen, of the "Fit Reform," returned last week from a trip to the Old
Country. He visited London, The Isle
of Wight, Liverpool, and Belfast, combining business with pleasure. While
there he selected some of the newest
designs in cloth to be up into Fit Reform
garments for the autumn trade, and in
anticipation of a brisk business placed
an even larger order than usual.
most every serious crime of recent occurrence here to have been promptly
fastened upon the guilty parties, and a
conviction recorded—while at the same
time celebration and race days have been
unmarked by thievery such as almost
invariably are accompaniments in other
places. Prevention is "down to a fine
point" with the officers here. They
are on the lookout for bad characters,
and order them away as a rule before
they are guilty of mischief. And they
are largely enabled to detect their presence through the comprehensive exchange system in vogue, Victoria and
the American as well as other Provincial cities, exchanging photographs and
bulletins of all criminals coming under
their observation. It is a good system,
and Victoria has much to thank it for,
in her immunity from serious crime.
—A Clean-up Needed:
It is about time for _the exit of some
of the low-down shacks at and around
the lower end of Herald street. The
Carpenter cabins occupied by Indians,
Chinese and whites, are in a disgracefully filthy condition. Across the road
from these a number of Chinamen live
in places not fit for Farmer Jones' pigs
to inhabit. The place is ready to tumble down, filthy, and wholly uninhabitable. Right opposite the bottom of
Herald street across Store street are a
number of small shacks occupied by people of four or five colors and twice as
many nationalities. Many of them have
been standing for about forty years and
badly need the refining fire.
—Desecrating Nature:
If there is one nuisance more than
another to the abatement of which the
Tourist Association may properly bend
all its energies, it is the defacement of
rocks and the disfigurement of other
features of the landscape by the sacrelig-
iotts advertiser. Shawnigan lake has
lost half its beauty already in order that
it may on all sides blazon the merits of
certain local cigars. The suburban
drives are rapidly becoming an unsightly billboard. If there is no other means
of dealing with the landscape desecraf-
ors, lovers of nature's beauty might
make a note of the names of advertisers
who adopt this method—and never patronize them.
—The Voice of the Spirits:
A very curious circumstance in connection with the long detention at sea of
the scaling schooner Triumph, her failure to report, and the consequent anxiety concerning her, is the fact that several of those directly interested in members of her crew have recently consulted
spiritualistic mediums, and in each and
every case the announcement is the
same: The Triumph, the mediums allege, has not met with any serious mis-'
hap. She has been in rough weather,
and has suffered thereby to that extent
that she is now making slow progress
homeward. But she will return, and
that without the loss of any lives
aboard. Victorians will await the
schooner's appearance with earnest hope
that this time the mediums may be
—A Pardonable Mistake:
On the E. & N. train the other morning, a party of Eastern Canadian tourists enjoyed a mild sensation. One of
their number had left the train for a
look at the scenery during the short
stop at Stratbcona, and incidentally had
caught a glimpse also of the pleasant
face of Mr. M. C. Reynard as he discharged his duties in the mail car. The
visitor forthwith reported to his friends
that either Sir Wilfrid Laurier or his
brother was, incognita, a fellow passenger. The remainder of the trip was devoted to endeavor to catch a chance
glimpse of the distinguished traveller.
And even yet there are some of the
Eastern party who will not believe in
the established identity of Mr. Reynard.
Nor are they _so much to blame. Victorians may not have noticed it, being
less familiar with the personal appearance of the venerable Premier, but the
Sir Wilfrid Laurier of twenty years
ago assuredly did look sufficiently like
Mr. Reynard to be at least his twin.
—The Exchange System:
Those who have any knowledge of
the working of police affairs cannot but
have appreciated and commented favorably upon the excellence of the departmental efficiency which has enabled al-
—The Colonist's New Editor:
As foreshadowed in "Progress" three
weeks ago, a new editor for the Colonist has been appointed in the person of
Mr. R. E. Gosnell, for some time past
Provincial Statistician and a journalist
of experience and marked ability. Mr.
Carter-Cotton was on Monday last
sworn in as President of the Executive
Council, and will confine his journalistic
labors henceforth to Vancouver and the
News-Advertiser. It is reported that he
will not long retain the merely honorary place in the cabinet which now is
his, succeeding shortly to the direction
of either the Finance or the Lands and
Works Department. Changes are also
suggested in the Department of Mines
and the Attorney-Generalship. At present Vancouver and the tributary district monopolizes four of the six places
in the provincial cabinet.
—Art and The War:
At the corner of Store and Fisgard
streets there is a Japanese establishment where pictoral comments on the
war, from Japanese artists, are generally
displayed. The drawing in these is semi-
European, with still a lingering dash
of the typical Japanese, and they are
not less attractive by any means in consequence. One is a trifle amused to see
a Japanese officer leading a gallant
charge, mounted on a splendid horse of
brilliant green. It tells most eloquently,
however, of the rapidity of Japan's forward movement. Horses are a comparatively new thing as yet in the land
of the chrysanthemum. The artist probably is as well acquainted with them as
Victorians are with camels and hippopotami. He has seen black, grey, white and
brown horses quite probably, and has
no evidence before him that there should
not also be steeds of blue and green,
violet, orange and mauve.
—Enforce the Law:
The recent pathetic death by suicide
at Vancouver of Bessie Black directs
attention to the fact that the Poisons
Act, by at least a portion of the practising pharmacists of this province, is
sadly disregarded. This poor, despondent girl had no difficulty in securing
a sufficient quantity of laudanum to kill
herself, by merely despatching a messenger to the nearest drug store. There
was no requisite order, no signing of
the poisons' book—and the offending
druggist testified that he knew he was
breaking the law, but that that was the
practice 01 the profession. And strange
to say, the papers of the Terminal City
suppress the name of the druggist, and
the police initiate no proceedings against
him. Belated comment that the law
should be enforced, which will pass like
water from the back of the amphibious
duck, alone denotes that public attention
has been attracted to the danger in issue. The druggists of British Columbia
have an association to protect the interests of the profession and demand full
recognition of its rights and interests.
That association would be considerably
advanced in, public estimation if it took
occasion to identify the offending druggist at Vancouver, and suspend his practising rights for three or six months at
least as a most salutary object lesson.
—Impure Food:
People passing through the E. & N.
railway yard have noticed a Chinaman
picking watercress in the Johnson street
gully. Whether these were for sale or
not is not known, but grown as they
are in the filthy water which comes
from beneath the houses of that part
of the city, they can hardly be fit food
for anyone. This example of the
Chinaman's filthy habits is a good reason why people should buy their vegetables from the city stores rather than
from the Mongolian peddlers.
—The Provincial Library:
Tn connection with an article appearing in these columns last week with respect to the. use of the Provincial legislative library by the public, the Librarian, Mr. E. 0. S. Scholefield, points out
that the public has during the legislative recess full right to make use of
Province Building,
Victoria, B. C.
Perfect Work
Prompt Servicel
Have you noticed
that we often
the library, while he himself is in attendance and desirous at all times of
assisting any search of the books that
anyone may wish to make. Attention is
directed to a paragraph in the Librarian's report to the legislature in 1901,
which reads as follows: "The reading
room is open to the public when the
Legislative Assembly is not.in session,
and a large number of persons avail
themselves of the privilege thus accorded them. However as the library is
purely a reference one, books are not
allowed to be removed from the premises, although any work may be consulted in the reading room without let or
hindrance." The main trouble appears
to be that the location of the library is
unsuitable and its accommodations sadly
inadequate. It should have occupied the
rooms devoted to the assembly restaurant, in which even! its usefulness would
have been much enhanced.
"Progress" is on sale at t'he following
Campbell & Cullin's Cigar Store.
Army & Navy.
Geo. Marsden's News Stand.
Emery's Cigar Store.
Ormond's Book Store.
Brown Jug Cigar Store.
Anderson's News Stand.
Jones' News' Stand.
Old Post Office Cigar Store.
Knight's Book Store.
Edward's Fancy Shop.
T. N. Hibben & Co.
Victoria News Co.
Pope Stationery Co.
Victoria Book & Stationery Co.
Wilby's Fancy Store.
MoDonld's Grocery, Oak Bay Ave.
Beaumont P. O.
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—'The Rossland Miner is being proceeded against for label, the complaint
being of unwarrantable and malicious
accusations of mismanagement personally on the part of the authorities controlling the Rossland Kootenay mines.
See Grace Bonner
At   Y. M. C. A.
Next   Tuesday   Evening.
Has cured in Victoria—
1 case of abscess in hip joint.
i case of pneumonia and pleurisy in
21/2 days.
1 case of typhoid in five days.
1 case of spinal meningitis .
3 cases of inflammatory rheumatism.
2 cases  of  consumption,  besides  any
number of smaller cases. No sensation experienced during use. Call
or inquire Mrs. Herbert Kent, 243
Yates street, or 'phone 185B.
P. R. "BROWN Ltd.
'Real Estate & Financial Agent
Agent British America Assurance Co.
for Vancouver Island.
Money to loan.
Estates managed.
P. 0, Box 428.
Phone 56
Cor. G   't and Johnson Sts., Victoria. ]
Wholesale and
Contractors by appointment to His Maje
Koyal Navy, the Dominion Government, eti|
Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
Summer 'Good!
Window Screen, all sizes
2°. 3©» 35 and
Meat Covers -   - 10c up to ,
Hammocks -   90c up to $s
Garden Hose,' - $5.50 to $7
for 50 feet.
Hastie's Fai*
77 Government St.
Portraits by "RE
A new departure in photograp
sitters taken in their own h(j
amidst their home surroundings!
results unsurpassable in any studfl
Sittings by appointment only.
Specimens of work to be seen a|
35 Fort Street.
'Phone 224, or apply to "Rex," 8
acona avenue.
In response to a general request id
been decided to issue the series of 1
torical sketches from the pen of
in a handsomely bound and illustri
volume of about 400 pages, at a
form sale price of $1.50
The stories are 44 in number
have been carefully edited for the \
by the author.
Sale will be by subscription onlj
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and in the hands of authorized age
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fcws of
The Province.
Ktamite  Outrage   at   Golden-
phoenix Municipal Tangle—
Bailway Construction.
A. Alexander's jewelry store at
len was destroyed with dynamite last
day night. The police are still in-
igating the motive and searching for
perpetrators of the outrage,
ys the Ladysmith Recorder: "A
ion to the Royal Humane Society
eing prepared for the purpose of
hg them to recognize in some way
gallantry of young Joe Thompson,
at the risk of his own life, has
Intly saved two Ladysmith boys from
vning.    Altogether young  Thotnp-
has been instrumental in saving five
and it is to be hoped the R. H. S.
speedily do something in recogni-
of his exceptional bravery."
Levelstoke is preparing for an appro-
lite celebration of Dominion Day.
I'he Kootenay Mail presents its read-
, with a handsome page of pictures
li Victoria the Beautiful as the text.
Engineer Hazen is now preparing a
Irjrt on the Midway & Vernon line for
JTew Yorw syndicate, and work will
legun forthwith if his report be fov-
,s soon as the Grand Forks-Phoenix
tract is well under way, arrange-
lts will be made to complete the
)lt-Midway railway. Work on the
lew-Midway branch will also begin
reenwood has adopted Kootenay, in-
I'd of Vancouver time,
eorgetown, on the • northern provin-
coast, has been quarantined owing
i single case of smallpox there,
ihn  Houston,  M.PrP.,  expects    to
his trial for criminal libel on Mr.
In Elliott some time during July,
fr., James Ryan will undoubtedly be
. mayor of Cranbrook.
fiX}  (not Lo)  an Indian has been
|iitted at Proctor, of starting a forest
He  was,  however,  given a  salu-
' warning,
J. Hill will encircle the Boundary
rict  with  his  line of arilway.
:puty-Attorney-General Maclean has
pleted his inquiry into the munici-
tangle at Phoenix.   The basis of the
ble appears to be popular negation
he police magistrate's decision exiting   Chief Flood   from charges
erred against him by a woman of
iritish Columbia    Methodises    have
Ipted  resolutions  deploring  the  induction of Chinese into South Alrico.
Ilartin Crowe, a.principal in a recent
sational criminal case at Vancouver,
met his death • while stealing a ride
la train near Whatcom,
fhe coal mines at Morrissey have re-
|ned operations.
kelson's ratepayers have voted to as-
: with a bonus the establishment of
P. McGoldrick's mill.
Vancouver's Health Committee has
lared against Sunday funerals, and
:y are no longer permitted in the
rminal City.
The Federal Government will give a
se of Stanley Park to the corporation
; Vancouver City.
I The secondary portion of the Ymir
irror charges appears to have been
ide good in the investigation of the
ministration of justice, for Chief Con-
ible Forrester has been dismissed.
The arm of the law reaches a long
liy sometimes for those who commit
leaches of it. Some time since George
cLeod mailed an immoral letter to a
I ting girl in Everett, Washington, from
■rowhead. The matter was referred
the authorities at Washington, D.C.,
10 communicated with tbe federal au-
Drities at Ottawa. The federal gov-
|iment in turn directed the attention of
British Columbia government to
lat had been done. The young man
is arrested and brought before Sti-
ldiary Magistrate Crease for exam-
ition. The lettpr was put in evidence
ainst him and was of such a character
1 should not have been written. The
iult was that the prisoner was com-
tted for trial.
McB. Young, whose   defence   of
Ihnny Peters ill the Chemainus mitr-
r trial will not readily be forgotten, is
w moving to obtain a reprieve for the
lian who is lying under sentence of
Il'tii at Nanaimo. Many persons have
:n awaiting this announcement, ex-
Issing the opinion openly that Peters
auld not be executed.
|At the request of the Dominion au-
fcrities, Hon, F. J. Fulton, Provincial
Icrctary, accompanied hy Fisheries In-
Iclor J. P. Babcock, left for Ottawa
pndny to confer with the Dominion
yernment re the settlement of all fisli-
Ies issues between the two govern-
nls, particularly with respect to the
clear definition of provincial jurisdiction. Hon. Mr. Fulton will afterwards
proceed to England for a visit to 'his
boyhood home.
Miss  Agnes Deans  Cameron Winning
a Worthy Place In Current
Almost every important periodical
that one picks up now-a-days, and many
of the Sunday supplements of the leading American dailies as .veil, contains
some story or historical sketch by Agnes
Deans Cameron, featured and illustrated as its quality demands. She no longer
seeks publishers—the publishers seek
her now, for her work has won its place
on its merits, and is more in demand
with each succeeding week.
In last Sunday's Post-Intelligencer
appeared the first instalment of a fascinating historical sketch of Victoria—
"the most English city of Canada," reprinted from one of the magazines. It
is appropriately illustrated and "displayed," and Victorians will watch With
stimulated interest for the second
There can be no doubt about the matter with anyone who gives it thought,
that Miss Cameron is doing as much to
advertise and create far-extending iti-
terest in Victoria than all other agencies
combined. She is performing in a small
way for this section of British Columbia what Kipling did for India. She is
by her clever storiettes, .each of which
is but a piece of artistic reporting with
the rough edges of necessary fact
smoothed, and each gracefully blended
into another, investing Victoria and its
environments with romantic as well as
historic interest for a wider world, and
at the same time she is developing' so
rapidily as a "literary person" of the
foremost class that one is inclined to
speculate as to how long she will be
able to continue her educational duties
here, disregarding the call to larger action in a wider sphere.
Her work throughout shows an especially fine power of quick analysis,
Miss Cameron exhibiting, too, a keen
eye for artistic values. in the affairs of
the everyday world that is truest literary instinct. She has also a rare facility
in the arrangement and merging of her
little details, incidents and characters, to
produce a smooth and harmonious
whole. Her character delineation is
done expertly and with bold, convincing strokes; her appreciation of the
humorous is also excellent—a rare thing
in a.woman writer.
If it may be held to be a serious fault,
her weakness is found in over-elaboration, complication of detail, over-polish,
bier's is not the virile, dashing, outline
work of a Kipling or an Alfred Henry
Lewis—compelling the reader to collaborate with the writer and accurately
fill in with bis imagination the complements of the perfected story. The
Cameronian style is rather the Dickens-
esque. There is, too, as yet a disclosure
of insular, restricted viewpoint, showing
that it would be well were the rising
writer to study more first-hand and tell
of the things that she sees in the busy
world without so devoted reference to
her library. There is a trifle too much
flavor of scissors and paste, albeit with
conscientious credit and overwork of
the quotation marks.
The writer recalls a little sketch by
Miss Cameron in one of the magazines,
dealing with the competition for the
prize at the Metchosin school, which by
reason of the fact that it was painted
direct from nature, is perhaps her best
work in many respects. It is to be
hoped that as she grows in literary importance Miss Cameron will eliminate
many of the faults of her style—particularly the overdoing of quotation, by
which her work is as yet seriously marred. She has' sufficient facility in the
creation of epigrammatic sentences of
her own to spare her friends of book-
land, although one must bow to her as
a shown voracious reader with a veritable filing cabinet of a memory.
Her place in creative literature is her
own—she has already proved herself
imbued with love of her work, thorough
and capable in research and analysis,
and an artist in harmonizing and uniting her detail.
Victorians will do well to keep an eye
on Agnes Deans Cameron. The time
may come when the house she lived in
and the school she taught will be of
value as attractions to the Tourist Association.
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Dominion   Day Suggestion Well
Eeceived—The Test for School
The suggestion offered in a recent
issue of "Progress" that Dominion Day
might very well be set aside for a tournament of aquatic sport for the boys
and girls of Victoria, would seem to
have fallen in fruitful soil. A number
of leading citizens have come forward
and volunteered their assistance and
support for such an undertaking, and
Mr. St. Clair, whose efforts in teaching swimming to the pupils of the public schools have been of immense ad-
ventage to the community, has promised to give his active co-operation also.
It is probable that the annual swimming
competition of the schools might very
well be merged with the Dominion Day
sports at the Gorge or at Mr. St. Clair's
baths—otherwise the Dominion Day
events might be made preliminary to
the others. Mr. St. Clair suggests the
following programme, to which "Progress" would add a novelty in the form
of an aquatic tug-of-war:
1.—Boys under ten, 100 feet.
2.—Girls under ten, 100 feet.
3.—Dingy race, boys under fifteen, three
to  a boat.    By schools  if possible
and  as many  from each  school  as
can find craft; distance half mile.
4.—100 yards championship of Victoria,
open to all.
5.—Boys under twelve, 100 feet.
6.—Girls under twelve, 100 feet.
7.—Canoe race, Peterboro, two paddles;
boys under fifteen, half mile.
8.—Diving, boys under fifteen.
9.—Fancy costume    diving, boys    and
10.—Boys under fifteen, 150 yards race.
11.—Girls under fifteen, 100 yards.
12.—Life  saving,  100 feet dash, tackle
and carry; boys under sixteen.
The certificates of proficiency in'
swimming that now are issued in connection with the school competition,
show as thorough and intelligent research in this matter as is evidenced
anywhere in America. Not only are
the boys required to show speed in
swimming—which doesn't count for
everything when life is at stake. Certificates are issued on a more thorough
and comprehensive test. Swimmers are
required to do 500 yards in bathing
costume; they are also required to swim
300 yards in full clothing with boots
and stockings, etc.—just as they would
be situated were they to have an accidental tumble into the water; and they
are required to rescue a boy of their
own weight approximately (both being
in ordinary clothing), swim with him
30 yards, and demonstrate the scientific
methods of resuscitating the apparently
drowned—afterwards passing an examination before Dr. Robertson as to their
understanding of the rescuscitation programme. This is eminently practical
and useful to the community. It is in
fact just as it should be. And the authors of the swimming test and certificates do not receive all tlie recognition
and commendation to which they are
As to Mr. St. Clair's intentions this
year, the following letter, read at the
last meeting of the School Board, is
interesting and instructive:
F. H. Eaton, Esq., Superintendent Victoria Public Schools:
Sir,—I have tbe honor to inform you
that I shall give instruction in swimming, during the holidays; as in former
j'ears, and that certificates of proficiency
will be issued as in 1903.
I am most glad to say that Dr. Herman Robertson will again take charge
of the graduating class. Dr. Robertson's service is of thorough value, and
the method of his teaching is equal to
the praiseworthy spirit in which he has
undertaken it.
For the graduates of 1903 I purpose
to institute a course of instruction in
the management of ships' boats. This
subject must not be confused with plain
rowing in smooth waters. The graduates are strong enough to undergo it,
and such expert swimmers, that no danger of jlrowning will attend the course.
T must ask assistance here: I should
be happy if any school trustee in touch
with the executive of the Navy League
nnd Lifeboat Association would induce
those bodies to provide the boat and
equipment I would require for three
The idea of aquatic frames mooted hy
Prnuress is n good one. T have been
asked to assist and T will give nil Ihe
assistance in my power.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
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Reference was made in the^e columns i
last week to the tardiness of the people
of this province in pressing a claim for
the beginning of construction on the Pacific end of the route of the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway simultaneously
with the beginning at Winnipeg. Senator Macdonald has given notice that he
will move to amend the bill by inserting
a provision to that effect. It will probably be rejected, because it is a radical
alteration in the terms of the contract
between the government and the company. The fact that the amendment emanates from Senator Macdonald will not
commend itself to the public generally,
for the Senator's chief claim to fame is
that he was able to postpone indefinitely
the construction of an all-Canadian railway to the Yukon., It will be pointed
out with some force that as he misrepresented his province in that matter,
he can hardly be taken as a safe guide
now. It is altogether unlikely that,
when the bill becomes law, there will be
any provision in it fixing a date for the
beginning of work in British Columbia. The date of commencement here
is of such importance that we propose to
present the matter at some length.
First, as to the importance of such a
provision from the standpoint of the
company. Those who have followed the
discussion in the House this session
must have been impressed with the fact
that one '•' the difficulties encountered
in floating the enterprise in London was
the construction of the section through
British Columbia. The immediate commercial value of a line across the prairies
was universally admitted, but doubts
were thrown upon the expediency of
undertaking to build and operate a line
through this province. There can be
very little doubt that the reason why the
Grand Trunk Company asked for an
extension of time for tlie completion of
the road from five to eight years was
the inclusion of the Mountain Division
in the enterprise. It was undoubtedly
felt that from a financial point of view,
it would be wisdom to get the prairies
section running at the earliest possible
day and go into the market for the
money for the British Columbia end
when the prairie section is in part at
least in operation. The Mountain Division is regarded as an essential part
of the' project, but as one of doubtful
profit for some time to come. We judge
from the discussion that this is the
view of the case held in England, and,
while it is not correct, no serious attempt appears to have been made to rectify it by any of the speakers in Parliament. Under these circumstances a
contract was made containing no stipulation as to the time of construction of
the Mountain Division, except what is
implied in the general limitations as to
the completion of the undertaking. We
wish to be clearly understood: A contract which secures the tompJetion of a
new transcontinental line within eight
years is an excellent thing for Canada
as a whole and for British Columbia as
a part of it. A contract securing the immediate construction of the part of the
line in British Columbia would have
been still better for this province.
Whether it would have been better for
Canada as a whole would depend upon
what the country had to pay for it.
We may reasonably conclude that one
. of the reasons why the Grand Trunk
shareholders were willing to accept the
arrangement was the fact that the Grand
Trunk Pacific was at liberty under it
to choose its own time for beginning
work at any point. If this is the case,
it is unlikely that the company would
accept an obligation of the kind mentioned without receiving some consideration.
Second, as to the probable point of
view of the government. The prime
reason for the construction of a new
transcontinental railway at this time was
the necessity for providing transportation facilities for the rapidly expanding
products of the prairies and to promote the settlement of the vast region
now attracting so much attention as a
home for emigrants from all parts of
the civilized world. A secondary reason, which led to the inclusion of the
Eastern Division in Ihe project, was
the need of providing an all-Canadian  channel  by  which   the    products
just mentioned can reach the sea. A
third reason, which while acknowledged
to be potent was not considered as urgent, was the necessity of having another route from ocean to ocean, so
as to strengthen our position commercially and otherwise in connection with
the expanding commerce and startling
political developments in the Orient.
The National Transcontinental line provides for all these to be completed
within eight years, and every reasonable
man will concede that, even in view
of the rapid march of events nowadays,
this is. an achievement hardly open to
criticism from the standpoint of time.
Whatever may be said as to the other
details of the bargain, no exception
can be taken as to the length of time
allowed for the completion of the
work. But, it will be said, the government agreed to begin construction at
Quebec and Moncton simultaneously
with the beginning of work by the company at Winnipeg. This is true, but
it is also true that there is a vast difference between an undertaking by the
government to begin work at certain
points at a certain time, and requiring
the company to begin work simultaneously at specific points. Doubts were raised
as to the ability of the government to
complete its section within the eight
years, and to meet these as far as possible the government undertook to begin work simultaneously with the beginning of work on the'company's por-
1 tion. As to the British Columbia Division, the obligation upon the company
is to begin it soon enough to complete
' it within eight years. From the government point of view this course of
! action can easily be justified.
i Third, from the standpoint of the
province of    British    Columbia.    The
' chief argument that we have seen advanced upon this point is that the province has a right, by reason of its exceptionally large contributions to the
federal revenue, to expect exceptional
treatment. This as a matter of course
would have no weight with tlie company, and from the standpoint of the
government the answer may be made
that the obligation assumed by the Dominion in connection with the construction of the Mountain Division is exceptionally large. It is not to be expected that this kind of an answer will
commend itself with the same force to
the people of British Columbia as it
will to those of other parts of Canada,
and its sufficiency is one upon which
there is no need at present to express
an opinion. The attitude taken by the
people of this province, who are most
deeply interested in early construction,
and these directly and indirectly include the whole population, is that the
immediate beginning of work at the
Western terminus and the steady prosecution of it to completion will supply
a needed stimulus to business, will enable those now engaged in business here
• to profit by the large expenditure of
money, the opening of new and valuable
■ territory and the influx of people. It
is pointed out, and with much    force,
i that if construction proceeds from the
] East to the West, the East will receive
greater benefit than the West, and that
the latter will largely be left out in the
cold. No question-can oe raised as to
the soundness of this view. Begin construction on the G.T.P. at the Pacific
Coast and an era of unexampled prosperity for the Coast Section of British
Columbia will at one begin, the public revenue will respond and great and
permanent sources of. public income
will at once be established. The latter will come, no matter from which
end construction is carried on, but the
former, the aspect of the case which
touches the pockets of individuals, will
in a very large measure not be realized
at all. Hence from the point of view
of the province it is of the utmost importance that work on the Western section should not be deferred. There is
an additional reason. Doubtless the
Grand Trunk Pacific people intend to
carry out their contract to the letter,
but delays are proverbially dangerous,
and a postponement of three or four
years, or perhaps five, before work has
been begun on the Pacific Coast may
mean further postponement, for no man
can foresee the conditions of a financial nature which will have to be confronted in the future.
will be opened in this province is such
that it will pay the company to get a
railway through it as soon as possible,
and also that the company find it advantageous to make an Oriental connection without unnecessary delay. Can
these things be established? We think
they can. In the days when the British
Pacific was talked about, every one
thought that an excellent case had been
made out to show that a railway into
the central portion of the province
would be profitable. A very great deal
of information is available on this point.
It would be impossible to give in this
place even a bare outline of it, but reference may be made by way of comparison to the development of business
which followed transportation facilities
in Kootenay and the southern part of
Yale. Ten years ago any British Columbian would have said that the part
of the province which the G.T.P. wf 11
intersect is richer in natural resources
than any part lying between the C.P.R.
and the International Boundary. There
is a greater area to be opened and quite
as varied and a more extensive distribution of unexploited wealth. The object lesson presented by Kootenay and
Yale proves ^cyond all question that a
railway from the Coast into Central
British Columbia will be profitable from
the' outset. Concerning Oriental trade
many reasons can be advanced why it
is important that a proposed new transcontinental railway, which counts upon a share of this business, ought to be
in the field at the earliest possible day.'
When peace is declared between Japan
and Russia there will be a tremendous
impetus given to Oriental expansion,
and the existing transportation companies, doing business across the Pacific, will strain every nerve to control
it. The longer they have to do this,
the stronger will their Hold upon it become, and the more difficult will it be
for a rival to make headway against
them. The same thing is true of traffic to be built up with Mexico and other
southern countries. No argument need
be attempted here to establish these
propositions, of. the truth of which all
students of the situation are fully convinced.
If any attempt has been made in
Parliament or out of it to present
this aspect of the case, Progress has not
observed it. Yet it ought to have been
presented. Possibly its presentation
might not have led to any alteration in
I he terms of the contract, but it would
at least have prevented an impression
from going abroad that the British Columbia end of the railway is a handicap
and not an advantage. One cannot
but regard it as unfortunate that there
has not gone upon the records of Parliament a statement of the immense
benefit to be derived from the immediate opening of British Columbia by.
a railway through its central portion.
Such a statement would have been of
great value. It would have afforded a
basis for a campaign to secure early
construction, and woulo" have helped
the promoters to convince the people of
England and elsewhere, who will supply the funds, that the Mountain Division, instead of being a drawback, is
one of the most valuable parts of the
whole railway, and is capable of furnishing a vast amount of tonnage.
Whether it is too late to present our
case now we will not undertake to say;
but this is certain: It is understood
that Mr. Hays, who is at the head of
the undertaking, will shortly visit Brit-
i ish Columbia. His visit ought to be
j utilized by a judicious effort to secure
I the immediate beginning of work on
' this Coast.
elements into the administration. If
Hon. Sydney Fisher has done as alleged, the thanks of Canada are due to
Lord Dundonald for directing attention
to the matter, in order that militiai
government maj be put on a definite understanding and the interference complained of not again occur. The denial
of Hon. Mr. Fisher would suggest that
there has been some misunderstanding.
Of course the incident has been seized
upon by Opposition politicians, who
furnish the information that having run
counter to a federal minister, the general commanding will be expected to
resign. There seems to be no evidence
to justify such a conclusion. Lord Dundonald has already proven himself an
earnest, intelligent, progressive and discriminating commanding officer. He
seems to understand the democratic
character of the Canadian people much
better than any of his predecessors, and
his suggestions for the improvement of
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In last week's issue of "Progress"
and in this, reference is made to a griev-
ious defect in the shipping law of Canada through which no provision is made
for compulsory surveys on that class of
vessels employed in the sealing business.
The subject is one fraught with the
highest importance and deeply and especially concerns the people of this city,
where a large majority of the men
engaged in pelagic sealing have their
homes. That there is no survey provided for, would seem to be an error of
thoughtless omission. It is, however, a
dangerous omission and one which
should as quickly as possible-be brought
to the notice of the Minister of Marine
in order that amendment of the statute
may secure for sealing inert that protection granted other mariners and to
which they are as legitimately entitled.
No one will venture to suggest that the
owners would wantonly send to sea vessels in such condition that they would
not expect them to return. It is quite
possible, however, that what is deemed
sufficiently sound and seaworthy by a
business corporation of the nature of
the sealing combine, might not be so
adjudged by an impartial official surveyor whose first consideration would
be the safeguarding of human life and
not assurance of substantial dividends.
The sealing men would seem to be
unanimous, or almost so, in decrying the
condition of many of the vessels of the
fleet. The circumstances of their dependency for employment and the natural disposition of sailor folk to take
long chances unthinkingly, make it in-
practicable to expect any direct protest
from th' to Ottawa. Nor is the question of ":pulsory survey for sealing
vessels out which would naturally be
taken up by such a business man's organization as the Board of Trade. Religious and philanthropic bodies might,
however, with advantage give it their
serious attention. The Seaman's Home
officials, the members of the Lifeboat
Association, and the Humane Society,
will find herein a text for beneficial
and commendable action. And should
they with the certain concurrence and
support of a majority of citizens, secure
such an amendment of the law as will
give the same protection to sealers that
is provided by statute for steamboat
men, all of the interested community
that go to the deep in ships will rise
'o call them blessed.
We have every facility for
at reasonable rates.   Also have B|
and Dressed
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THE VOICE—Kennedy—Assistant fotL
years in the studio of Haslam, Isl
New York, now of Paris, Prance, f
lessons  in  Tone  Production,   Styla
Repertoire.   Consultation at 12 Calq
In view of the above considerations,
and also in view of the unlikelihood of
any provision being inserted in the Bill
requiring the company to begin work
at the Coast at any specific time, it
seems to be the duty of tbe people of
British Columbia to endeavor to convince the company that it is to the interest of the undertaking that work
shall be prosecuted from the Western
end as soon as surveys can be made.
To do this involves the doing of two
things. The company must be shown
that the character of the country that
A sensation has been created at Ottawa, ripples of which reach even to
the Coast, by reason of certain specific
charges that Lord Dundonald, commanding general of the Canadian militia, has seen fit to make at a public
banquet in his honor at the Military
Institute, prejudicially affecting the
Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Sydney
A. Fisher. In effect the commanding
general's complaint was that the minister
had shown a disposition to introduce
j politics into the administrtaion of Can-
jada's citizen soldiery, and had even gone
so far in this direction as to reject for
politics into the administration of Can-
eral's for appointment as a militia officer. The charge is vigorously denied
by Hon. Mr. Fisher, and it is promised
that a ministerial explanation of the
entire matter will be made forthwith.
Quite possibly Lord Dundonald went
somewhat further than he would have
intended or than was discreet to go,
in ventilating what he believed to be a
grievance in the manner and upon the
occasion selected. All who have the
interests of an efficient militia at heart,
J however, will agree with him that it is
highly undesirable to introduce political
A very modest pleasantry, which appeared in this paper a couple of weeks
ago in regard to the Lifeboat Association, has called forth a vast amount of
comment. The whole column in which
the paragraph appeared was devoted to
pleasantries on current events, and
absolutely nothing uncomplimentary to
anybody or anything was intended. It
ought not to be necessary to label jokes;
still less ought it to be necessary to say
that "Progress" is heartily in favor of
the objects of the Lifeboat Association.
WANTED—A boy's bicycle; must be lnj
class order.   Address Cash, Box 04,
An interesting rumor political is that
Hon. F. L. Carter-Cotton, who has just
accepted the presidency of the Executive Council, will shortly assume the
more responsible office of Finance Minister, in which he has had previous experience as a member of the Semlin
ministry. Hon. Captain Tatlow, rumor
explains, is likely to forsake the Provincial for the Dominion political arena,
opposing Mr. R. G. Macpherson, M.P.,
when he offers for re-election in Vancouver city.
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Out of many hundreds, to sho|
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The New York Life Insurancl
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The same percentage is noticl
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44 Government Street PROGRESS, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1904
lie Week
in Society.
Pernoon Teas and At Homes the
Order of the Day—Engagements Announced.
I\ delightfully informal little dinner
fry was given by Commodore and
ils, Goodrich to about eighteen of the
linger members of Victoria society on
;urday evening last the their pleasant
me on Head street. A charming in-
ration and variation from the stereo-
lied order of things was the introduc-
^a of a new idea in the arrangement
couples at dinner.   Instead of the
Iial procedure on such ocacsions,
:h gentleman drew from a jar a slip
paper upon which was inscribed the
jne of a lady present, and in this
inner ascertained who should be his
rtner for the evening. The table was
bst prettily decorated and the general
rangement excellent. The band of the
igship was in attendance. The follow-
g ladies and gentlemen had the honor
being invited to dine:   Mrs. LePoer
trench, Miss Foster, Miss Bromley,
$ss Vernon, Miss G. G(reen, Mjss
unsmuir, Miss May Dunsmuir, Miss
swell, Lieut. Lewis, R.N., Lieut. Dull, R.N., Lieut. West, R.N., Mr. H.
Horsey, R.N.,  Captain Coburn, R.
I A., Mr. R. B. Powell, Lieut. J. E. P.
ckford, R.N., Mr. Geary, R.G.A.,
cut. A. Bromley, R.N., and Mr. H.
Bromley. A number of people,
longst whom were Mrs. Parry, Mr.
d Mrs. Ling, Lieut, and Mrs. Ward,
iss Pooley, Miss C. Powell, the Misses
Mteith, Mr. T. E. Pooley, Mr. J. G.
rdham, Mr. Melville Ward, R.N., Mr.
rster and others came after dinner
d an impromptu dance was held to the
rited music by the band, until 12
IV London despatch of last week says:
e King has again changed his birth-
'-\Jhat is, his official birthday.   Folding Queen Victoria's example, it was
for the end of May,  although he
i born on November 9, but now June
I has been set for the official celebra-
1 of His Majesty's birthday through-
the empire.   During the last two
Irs it has been realized that the end
May was not a convenient time and
vas therefore decided to choose a Fri-
at the end of June, because this
Iuld enable the birthday honors to be
led as nearly as possible midway
ween two new year days. It is
•ely an accident that this particular
day falls upon Midsummer Day, and
s not the fact that the birthday is to
regularly celebrated upon Midsum-
Ir Day in future years.
* *   *
it Christ Church Cathedral on Wed-
day last, Rev. W. Baugh Allen permed the marriage ceremony for Mr.
W. McGillivray of Chilliwack, and
ss Constance Louise, youngest daugh-
of Mr. and Mrs. S. Mellard, also of
Fraser river town.   Mr. Knott gave
bride away,  while the groom was
fended by his friend, Mr. Ritchie of
ctoria.   The bride wore white China
with orange blossoms, and picture
I c with ostrich plumes.    Miss S. K.
ugh Allen, who was bridesmaid, was
wned    in white   cashmere, trimmed
th silk brocade, white chiffon hat and
nch of white carnations fastened with
liretty pearl pin, the gift of the groom,
ill the bride's and bridesmaid's bou-
lets were of white roses and carna-
Ins.    Mr. and Mrs. McGillivray are
landing their honeymoon here.
• •     •
I Lord and Lady Borthwick, of Raven-
one Castle, Wigtonshire, Scotland, in-
|nd paying a visit to the coast shortly,
hey have recently been the guests of
Ibrd Dundonald in Ottawa.   The barmy of Borthwick is an  old one, Sir
I'illiam Borthwick, keeper of Edinburgh
Etstle having been created Baron Borth-
Iick, in the peerage of Scotland, in
.52. The present peer, who was born
1867, married, three years ago, Sus-
lina Mary, daughter of Sir Mark Mc-
jiggart Stewart, M.P., Kirkcudbright-
lire, Scotland.
* *   *
|Mr. and Mrs. John R. Brown of Ever-
spent their honeymoon in Victoria
I is week. Mrs. Brown was until re-
ntly Miss Sydney Gairnes; she is the
mngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
;orge Gairnes of Sapperton, at which
ace Rev. J. S. Henderson performed
|e wedding ceremony,
* *   *
jMrs. Robert F, Green, wife of the
liief Commissioner of Lands and
Torks, arrived with her family from
jislo on Monday last, and has taken
• her residence in Victoria West, Hon.
Ir. Green having leased the residence
the late Henry Brackman.
Mrs. Dixi H. Ross and Mrs. Gould-
ing Wilson have taken Mrs. Hibben's
cottage at Cadboro Bay for the ensuing month. It is hoped that the change
of scene and air will be of benefit to
Miss Ina McFadden, who is making her
home with Mrs. Ross.
*     ♦     *
The engagement is announced of Miss
Hedvig Marie Elizabeth Bremer Bruun,
daughter of Herr Petter Bruun of Fred-
riksstad, Norway, to Mr. William Af-
fred James, son of Mr. John William
James of Hillfoot, Mount Albert, Auckland, N.Z.
* «   *
In consequence of the regrettable illness of Mr. R. William Dunsmuir, brother of the bride-to-be, the marriage of
Miss May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Dunsmuir,jind Lieutenant Arthur
Bromley, R.N., has been postponed indefinitely.
* *   *
Cards are out for the marriage of
Miss Margaret Cummings and Mr.
George Jenkins, at the Reformed Episcopal church on the 20th instant.   They
will make a home on Chambers street.
* #   #
Miss Frances Tupper, second daughter of Sir Charles Hibbert and Lady
Tupper, was presented by the Hon. Mrs.
Lyttelton at the recent court held by
Their Majesties at Buckingham Palace.
* *  #
Miss Mabel Tatlow, daughter of Hon.
and Mrs. R. G. Tatlow, has been spending the past week in Vancouver, as the
guest of her uncle, Mr. H. J. Cambie.
»       *       *
Mrs. C. C. McCaul and children have
left for Toronto. After spending a short
time there with relatives they will proceed to Switzerland, being away several
* *   *
Mrs. 0. Strathearn of Kaslo gave a
large and smart tea last week in honor
of Mrs. Robert F. ureen, prior to that
lady's departure to take up her residence
in Victoria.
* *   *
Miss Mary Ella, after a pleasant visit
with her sister, Mrs. Nesbitt, is the guest
of the Misses Kilby, at The Crossways,
Beach Avenue, Vancouver.
»     *     «
The engagement has been announced
of Miss Cora Powell, third daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. I. W. Powell, to Mr.
Fordham of Vancouver.
*     *     *
Mrs. E. B. Marvin is giving an At
Home this afternoon at four, for her
daughter, Mrs. (Judge) Stratton, who
is visiting with her.
* *   *
Mrs. Frederick Foster has been enjoying a brief visit with her sister, Mrs.
B. C. Alexander of fender street, Vancouver.
* »  »
His Grace Archbishop Christie is reported seriously ill at Providence hospital, Oakland, Cal.
Miss Nellie Nttttall has returned from
Vancouver, where she had been visiting
with Mrs. R. A. Welsh.
* *   *
Mrs. MacDougall has been for several
weeks  the  guest of her cousin,  Mrs.
Campbell Sweeny of Vancouver.
«    *     *
Miss Lily Bennett is visiting with Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Bennett of Nicol street,
«     *     ♦
Mrs. Erb was hostess at an At Home
at her residence, Douglas street, yesterday afternoon.
* *   *
Mr and Mrs. Hartnagle have taken
tbe Cuthbert cottatre at Cordova Bay
for the summer months.
* *   »
Rev. Canon Beanlands is not expected
home from tbe Old Land much before
late September or early October.
* *   *
Miss Davie spent several days lately
as tbe micst of Mrs. R .H. Fulton,
»   *   »
Sir Charles Hibbert and Lady Tupper
visited Victoria this week.
Fashionable kid gloves that can be
cleaned quickly and conveniently, with
simple soap and water. That's the kind
the ladies have been looking for. Finch
& Finch have them at $1.75. Government street near Fort .
"Tl'ip snnwsHrle is rude, impolite, vil,
Vilnons nnd entirely upworthy thp love
nnd psifeem of tlie human family,
Slum them, dear readers, ns you would
n Montana blizzard unless yon wish to
dip with vnnr boots on nnd save funeral
expenses, Beware of flip slide when it
rumbles on Hip ton of tbo bill, for in tho
pud it will pnt ynnr ozotvo wire and mnl<p
con look smaller thnn tho soul of a de-
itnouent subscriber."—Now Denver
THERE seems to be something of a
slump in the June bride market.
THESE are the trying (*) days for
June brides.
—* on.
* *   *
PROGRESS charges nothing for the j
suggestion that Vancouver might borrow j
Victoria's glass-bottomed boat and have
another look for that sea serpant.
tf   >*   *
THE Government should properly
uniform General Palmer, commander-in-
chief of the army opposing the caterpillar advance.
* *   » ,
THAT Pendleton man who has just
married his tenth wife should not be too
harshly condemned. He is persistent
in his search for his ideal.
>i*   #   >\<
PERDICARIS, the Moroccan bandit,
should not be confounded with Periton-,
itis.   Tney are really no relations, while J
the  latter  is  a  second cousin  of the i
well known A.  P.  Pendicitis. 1
* «   ..
THE principals in that Italian quar- j
ter wedding at Vancouver which ended j
in a free fight and a police reception,
deserve their punishment.   How can a
reporter of "a pretty but quiet wedding"
deal with such proceedings?
* *   *
HOW much wood would a wood-
chuck chuck, if a \voodchuck would
chuck wood? It's hard to say. We
would think, however, that a wood-
chuck would rather chuck chuck than
he would wood. But, speaking of wood-
chucks, the woodchuck is a ground hog.
Now, how much ground would a ground
hog grind if a ground hog would grind
ground ?
Stand  of  Esquimalt  Water  Co.   May
Bring Determination of Dispute.
The war is on again at Craigflower
Road. Last Monday under instruction
from the Esquimalt Water Company,
employees of that corporation quietly
removed the fences erected across the
much disputed thoroughfare, which in
the past has been the cause of so persistent contention in the western ward.
A day or so later Mr. Richard Hall
with_stalwart supporters at his back, rebuilt the fences, and defied the lightning
of local public opinion. The citizens
pursued a peaceful policy, and it was
left for Mr. Lubbe's minions again to
raise the siege. The water company, it
appears, claims under its corporate privileges the unrestricted right to lay its
main along the established thoroughfare which the fences obstruct. It therefore but remains for them to demonstrate the justice of their claim in legal'
proceedings, and the entire contention
as to Craigflower Road will be authoritatively made an end of. The public
meanwhile need take no part in the proceedings. It is a case of "Sic'em Tow-
ser; Sic'em Tige!"
W.O.W.—Invitations are out to the
members of the Woodmen of the World
to take part in a trolley party on Monday evening next. Arrangements have
been made by a joint committee of tbe
Victoria camp andj Columbia circle for
the party to visit Esquimalt and Oak
Bay on special cars provided for the
occasion, after which the party will repair to the camp rooms! where refreshments will be served by the ladies of
the circle. This party will be a novelty
in the way of fraternal entertainments,
and no doubt a large number of the
members will turn out. Admission will
be by ticket only.
W.O.W.—Word has just been received of the death of the Supreme Grand
Master Workman, William H. Miller,
who is a native of St. Louis, Mo.. Mr.
Miller was elected to this highest position tlie order has to bestow, in June
last, and his term of office would have
expired this month.
Juvenile Foresters.—The young people of this order held their regular
meeting last Tuesday evening in~ the
K. of P. hall. Six new candidates were
admitted to the mysteries of Ancient
Forestry and three more applications
were received. The committee is making arrangements lo give the boys and
their parents and friends a basket picnic
some lime next month.
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114 Yates Street.      Phone B800       Eyres for Enlargements. 6
Fire Hose
A Failure.
Supposed to Bear 3001bs Pressure,
It Bursts at 69—Losses Point
Victoria enjoys (?) to-day the proud
isolation of being the only city on the
Pacific Coast adhering to the obsolete
fire department system which employs
a part-paid (or professional) and part
call (or volunteer-amateur) brigade.
Portland, Oregon, until recently had
been held up for admiration as the
bright particular example of the part-
call department, retained even when
population and area have greatly exceeded Victoria's. Last week Portland
abandoned antiquated for modem methods and organized its fully paid department of 183 men, also putting in commission a fire boat that is reported to
be the finest in the world, for the protection of the long stretch of riverfront.
Coincidentally the insurance rates in
Portland have been reduced, while rates
in Vancouver have been advanced from
IS to 50 per cent, and the promise is
made that rates for Victoria will go up
very shortly.
"Not that the disclosures in 'Progress' have not accomplished something in the way of reform already," as
one veteran fire fighter of this city puts
it "One could scarcely say that in
view of the recent purchase of new hose
by the Council, and the fact that something nearer approaching discipline is
now insisted upon at the fire halls, as
three late suspensons attest. The Chief,
since 'Progress' has been giving some
attention to fire department affairs, has
announced that 'it is time to drawn the
line somewhere.'"
Chief Watson, it will be remembered,
a very few weeks ago went on record
as saying that the city has 8,000 feet of
hose in good condition and ready for
immediate use. Hose for fire fighting
purposes is supposed to be in good condition when it will sustain a pressure
of 300 lbs.—at which it is tested when,
sold. How did it happen that at a hydrant test at the Victoria West fire hall-
only the other day the city hose burst
badly at the light pressure of 69 lbs.?
A little information might also be of
value with respect to the recent fire at
the home of Mr. J. W. Bolden in the
Oaklands neighborhood but well within
the corporation limits. Is it a fact of
which the fire wardens, the Council and
the citizens should have information,
that an alarm was properly turned in,
but failed to reach the fire hall, until a
belated telephone message brought Chief
Watson to the scene an hour and a half
afterwards, when Mr. Bolden's property
had been destroyed? And is it not also
a fact that—failing the appearance of
the department—a stream was turned
on from the Oaklands chemical under
the direction of Mr. Watson Clarke, and
burst as soon as pressure was applied?
The Council may be content to take
no notice of disclosures of grave defects
in the department that is supposed to
guarantee protection from the enemy of
fire. Does Mr. Bolden, with his recent
losses to consider, feel the same way
about it?
And does the citizen and business man
whose turn it may be next to suffer?
It would be interesting to the public
to know how many more of the city
alarm boxes are not in working order.
According to accounts of the Oak-
landers the local brigade did splendid
work. Chief Clarke and his three sons
were working on their farm almost half
a mile from the fire hall, yet they were
soon on the scene with both hose reel
and chemical. All worked with a will
but again they were handicapped by
departmental neglect in not providing
sound hose for the chemical. No sooner
was the stream turned on, and not to
its full force, when the hose burst
about two feet from the nozzle and the
chemical was useless. The stream from
the hydrant put the fire out, but not
until the house was practically destroyed—all except the woodshed. Mr. Bolden is the loser to the extent of $900,
a large part of which might have been
saved had the alarm been received and
promptly answered. The actual loss is
put by Mr. Bolden at $1,200 but of this
$300 is covered by insurance. The loss
officially published in the Chief's report
is given as $500.
Further the Oaklanders complain that
they have been persistently neglected,
never getting anything but the cast-offs
from the other branches of the department. There is only 150 feet of hose
on the reel; if more is required it must
be packed out on men's shoulders. They
are supplied with heavy rubber hose
instead of standard fire hose. The reel
being a heavy, man-drawn affair of
the old type, this heavy rubber hose is
far from easy to transport with the
necessary facility. The hose which burst
at the Bolden fire, it may be mentioned,
was the same which had burst before,
a year and a half ago, at the fire at
Sabin's residence. It had been merely
tied up since then. Now it is replaced
by a new one.
Our Band.
Star Soloists to Supplement Local
Musicians—Civic Advertising
The March of Enterprise.—"A Chinese laundry is to be opened on the
property adjoining Mr. W. Battison's."
—Vancouver World.
• *     *     *
In Favorable Territory.—"A merry
party of young folks enjoyed themselves
at a picnic at Brewery Creek on Saturday last."—Fort Steele Prospector.
* •   *
The Recipe for Beauty. — "Several
buildings in town are greatly improved
in  appearance by  a  coat of paint."—
Fort Steele Prospector,
• •  •
A Footballer's Paradise.—"Poplar will
never get its rights unless the citizens
keep on kicking."—Poplar Nugget.
* * . *
A Grade Improvement.—"An effort is
being made to have Poplar avenue graded between First and Second streets.
This is a very necessary improvement."
Poplar Nugget.
• *     *
Shaking His Friends.—"Chas. M.
Keep was shaking hands with old-time
friends at Steele Monday."—Fort Steele
In the Colonist of May 28th the following appeared in a local item under
the caption of "Busy Firemen": "At
11:45 !)ox 5^ v»'as pulled for a fire at the
residence of J. W. Bolden, Avalon road.
The person who sent in the alarm did
not stay to direct the firemen, and it
was some time before Chief Watson
reached the scene. The apparatus at
Oaklands had been taken to the fire and
did good work. The cottage was partially destroyed. The loss will probably
be $500."
Tn the above local is either a deliberate falsehood or a very bad mistake. From the relative positions of the
fire hall and the burning house, it would
have been necessary for the brigade
coming from the city to pass the latter
on its way to the Oaklands fire hall
where the alarm was given; as a matter
of fact the Oaklands alarm was not responded to, according to residents and
members of the Oaklands volunteer
company, and Chief Watson says it was
not received. That it was sent is certain, for Mrs. Watson Clarke, wife of
the Oaklands chief, pulled the handle
of the alarm according to the directions
plainly displayed on the box. She heard
it tick the requisite number of ticks
as it went back to its place, yet Chief
Watson did not turn up until notified
by 'phone after the fire had been extinguished by the local volunteer brigade.
The question is who is responsible for
the failure of the alarm to come in or
the brigade to respond?
How the Colonist Occasionally Cheers
the Pathway of Mortals Hereabouts.
Since the Colonist announced in its
sporting columns a few days ago that
Victoria's baseballers had won a match
by "seven goals to five," a few of the
observant have learned to look to its
columns for hilarity—and without disappointment. Last Sunday's issue announced in startling type on the front
page the story of a New York "Mystery of a 'Handsome' Cab"; and as
though this were not rich enough one
finds the following elsewhere in the
First soaK it in warm water to soften
it, then pare it down as closely as possible without drawing the blood, and apply Chamberlain's Pain Balm twice
daily, nibbing vigorously for five minutes at each application. A corn plaster should be worn for a few days to
protect it from the shoe. As a general
liniment for sprains, bruises, lameness
and rheumatism, Pain Balm is unequal-
ed.   For sale by all druggists.
It is to be hoped that those who try
the recipe will note their experiences
for the benefit of,, much interested humanity.
The end of the present month in all
probability    will    see the Fifth Regiment band of this city departed on its
four months' tour of the leading cities
of the   neighboring   republic—a   tour
which it is safe to say will constitute
the  greatest  continental  advertisement
that British Columbia's Capital has ever
yet received.   None of the famous bands
of America nor yet of Europe, has heretofore devoted itself to making fame
for   the   city   from   which it comes,
Sousa's, Lines',    Godfrey's,    Liberati's,
"Ta Kilties"—all have been out for the
individual   or   professional   advertisement.    The Fifth on the other hand
will boom no individual, not even the
band as a professional musical organization, but the city of Victoria, and its
attractions, first, last and all the time.
In   folders,    lithographs,   three-sheets,
hangers, arid sixteen-sheet stands, Victoria will be kept well to the front, and
the value of this persistent, thorough,
systematic advertising, it would be impossible to over-estimate.    Incidentally
Victoria's chances of securing the Dominion grant toward a big exhibition
here next year, should   be   materially
stimulated   through  the  band's   enterprising endeavors.   As yet no proposition has been heard of, emanating from
the city council, the tourist association,
or the board of trade indicative of the
appreciation of these bodies of the efforts of the band in this Garden City's
behalf.   However, the band has not yet
left and it is to be hoped that ere it
does, such well-earned recognition will
be emphasized.
Victorians will have good reason to
be satisfied with and proud of their
military band when it is fairly started
on its travels. One not infrequently
hears such comments on the contemplated tour as, "Oh yes the band is very
good, but how will it show up in contrast with Sousa's or Innes' or such
bands as those?" Surely the guileless
public does not imagine that Bandmaster Finn for a concert tour will not reinforce and supplement 'his musical
strength with such available soloists as
will make the touring representatives
of the Fifth equal to any band of similar size that they may meet during
their far-extending travels. The bands
competing at the St. Louis exposition
have been quite properly and intelligently divided into A, B and C classes—
that is bands of twenty, twenty-eight, or
thirty-five members. Each of these
bands will be required to perform the
entire programme allotted to the class in
which it has been entered; in addition
all are required to take part in festival
concerts daily by massed bands under
the direction of a distinguished conductor, the programme for these festival
concerts including the repertoire of the
concerts with other suitable selections.
The Fifth Regiment band would enter
in A class, for which the contest repertoire is as hereunder:
genius; he has been solo clarionet with
Wagner for the past six or seven years.
M. Chambre from Kneller Hall Musical
Academy, is another of the proposed
additions; so also is W. S. Vanover, late
of Mangamshire, Wales, and now of
Lexington, Virginia, a favorite of the
Sousa and Innes forces, and one of the
greatest basses in the world, who will
play monster bass under the leadership
of Mr. Finn; D. C. Rosebrook, cornet,
now with Paul Steindorff's forces; and
E. Derville, euphonium, are other extras. The band thus reinforced will be
a thoroughly proficient and musicianly
body. It hopes to open a season of four
to six weeks in concert programmes
with Mackay's great circus at St. Louis
some time in early July, and will also
arrange for concerts at the Canadian
Building, and under Colonel C. M. Watson, Commissioner General, at British
headquarters. The tour engagements
afterwards will take the band to places
in Washington, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, New York,
Pennsylvania, Kansas and Colorado.
Besides giving the best of band concert
programmes, a specialty will be made
of singing choruses of popular songs,
a feature which no other touring American band has yet attempted.
No one who has not had the
pleasure of visiting the offices of the
band during the booking and other preliminary arrangements, can form a fair
idea oT the immense amount of work
and the elaborate system involved. In
fact it all is system. Maps of every
state in which dates are or may be made
are carefully prepared. The towns are
marked with population and other necessary statistics, not forgetting the location of musical unions, whose' prices in
no case must be under-cut. All fair,
park, race-meet and summer resort attractions have been noted, checked, written to, and the answers recorded. The
files and walls are filled with systematic date cards, contracts, memoranda,
telegrams and advertising preliminaries.
The entire office is a maze of thousands
of communications so arranged by system that any one or any subject may
be reached in a moment's notice. And
this is why it is that Bandmaster Finn,
Mr. Sheppard and the other workers
have been busily employed both night
and day during the past few months.
Victoria will greatly miss her regimental band during the summer season,
but must rest well content in knowledge
of the fact that it is engaged in a monumental advertising, mission for the city
in which all good citizens will wish it
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"Second Connecticut"  Reeves
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indeed the majority have been played,
and well played, by the regimental band
at home. The others are quite within
their capacity to do ample justice to.
For the approaching tour the instrumentation of the band will include three
cornets, one flute, one oboe, one E flat
clarionette, six B flat clarionettes, one
bassoon, three horns, two trombones,
one euphonium, two basses, two drums,
and the conductor. In addition to the
present personnel of the musicians a
number of famous band artists, Britishers of course, will be added, these!
extra men being largely soloists of international renown. Among them is
Arthur Rum'sby, formerly of the Royal
Horse artillery, a noted oboeist Then
there is Jack Hughes now living in
Portland, who belonged to the old City
band here in 1891, and left because Victoria did not afford sufficient scope
for the  development of    his    musical
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Victoria West
Ibool Accommodation and Other
Topics by Interested
|\t a well attended meeting of the
jctoria West Municipal Association
mrsday evening, Mr. Tait, president
1 the assoication, outlined the work
eady accomplished and then called
on Rev. W. D, Barber to report on
lalf of the School Committee;
iev. Mr. Barber reported that the
: mittee had made preliminary ar-
igements but nothing definite had so
. ■ been done.
tfr. Beaumont Boggs mentioned the
emulation of dust on Esquimalt
id and suggested that it would be
advantage to the whole city to have
road in good condition, especially
I tourists visiting Esquimalt. Mr.
ggs then paid a neat compliment to
rogress" for having supported that
t of the city in their just demands,
ferring to fhe school question he said
t of the $40,000 proposed to be raised
!er the late by-law only $30,000 was
ithe West school—the rest was to
expended in another part of the city,
j $30,000 would have been expended
securing a site and building a plain
ool without an assembly room.
Ir. McCraig on behalf of the School
ntrittee, said they had not yet been
i to "formulate a report, not through
of interest, but through force of
jumstances.    He thought their first
Jsideration should be that of sanita-
|. and along this line was the provid-
of proper sanitary school accommo-
lon.   The condition of the Victoria
Jst  school    was    scandalous.    The
Bool Board had paid ten dollars a
[ith for the room for the last ten
rs, a sufficient sum to have built a
I able building. But worse than that
was a cruel thing to condemn the
e children to be educated in such
dace. The little folks in their play
in the filthy dust and ashes, tipped
!ir the room. Contrast this with the
idition of the Central school. The
ldren of Victoria West had just as
ch right to such privileges as those
1 Fort street. A condition such as
;irs should not be allowed in any
iilized  country.    He suggested that
St. Saviour's church grounds might
used as a playground.   The people
the other side of the harbor were
meworthy in this matter, but the
ctoria West people were more to
me for their lack of interest and en-
isiasm.   They could not expect oth-
to help them unless they helped
jmselves. He thought if the people of
p rest of the city only knew the con-
:ions they would not have taken the
ind they did at the last election. This
is a serious question. Parents did
|t realize the peril their children were
in attending that school during the
|t weather. He was disappointed in
iding the Colonist that while one of
other schools got $460 for repairs
An was given only $50. He wished
kt one of the storms that sometimes
>ept that part of the coast would
eep the old school clean out of exist-
ce, but it was situated in too much of
hole for that. He suggested that if
s people would not give them a $30,000
100I they should take a smaller one.
Rev. Mr. Barber would object to do-
5 anything that would delay the radi-
l change needed.
Mr. Boggs said the population of Vic-
ria West was the same as that of
Ties Bay when the South Park school
is built.   The proposed building was
have been quite a plain one with
ornamentation of any kind. At pres-
r the city was (to use plain language)
mming on someone for their play-
pund. The architect last year said
it it would be injudicious to climb
the roof of the present building
:refore  no   appropriation   was  made
repairs. In answer to a question
. Boggs caused much merriment by
J ing that he would not state that the
pector reported the building unsani-
y, but it was not sanitary.
Ar. Shakespeare thought it would be
difficult to get $15,000 as $30,000.
ey, the people, knew nothing about
cost of a school, but should leave
all that to the Board. He was opposed
to portable schools, as that only meant
delay and the present site would be
utilized for them. He thought a new
by-law should be submitted at the same
time as the next municipal election.
Mr. Boggs showed this to be impossible because the present Council could
not re-submit the same by-law. The
proposed site was likely to pass into
other hands as an offer had already
been made for it by private parties in
Mr. Davis complained of the condition
of some of the streets and sidewalks.
Mr. Golden, for the Organizing Committee, reported 128 members and no
of whom were resident voters. They
reported progress and asked for further
• Mr. Gray reported that the Sewerage Committee had called on the City
Engineer but nothing so far had been
Mr. Phil R. Smith thought the Organizing Committee might look after
the registration of voters. He hoped
their committee would soon meet with
the other committees to investigate the
Songhees Reserve question. He had
heard that a settlement had been arrived
at but he hoped the interests of the
Victoria West district would be conserved. The Victoria West organization
might join with the other municipal
societies in order to enforce some of the
reforms needed.
Mr. Tait asked all to work together,
work hard and continue working in
order to get what they wanted.
Mr. Shakespeare moved—That we
hereby endorse the proposed opening
up of Esquimalt street from Esquimalt
road to Catherine street, and Catherine
street from Esquimalt street to Edward
street, and we beg to impress on the
Council the importance of proceeding
with the work immediately. Carried
Girls of Fourteen and Fifteen Assume
Responsibilities of Wifehood.
Child marriages, which the legislation
of Canada does its utmost to discourage,
are growing in frequency here—where
the divorce average is also higher than
at any other point in the Dominion—
and the past few weeks have seen celebrated no fewer than four weddings in
which the little brides have been mere
children of the ages usually passed in
nursery play. Since the first of the
present month in the two cities of Vancouver and Victoria, eleven weddings
have been solemnized in all of which the
ages of the brides have been less than
seventeen, while here on Saturday last
the minimum was reached in the case
of Laura McNally, now Mrs. R. Miller,
aged fourteen.
The wedding party came from Port
Angeles, just across the Straits, the celebration being a double affair—Arthur
McNally and Miss Maud Perabt being
joined in wedlock coincidentally with
R. killer and Miss Laura McNally.
Mrs. McNally accompanied the young
folks to assure that for them at least
the course of true love should run
It was well she did so, for obstacles
insisted upon presenting themselves.
The two girls "looked their youth," and
when applications were filed for special
licenses, circumstantial evidence contradicted the statement that each was
over eighteen, the age limit in adjacent
states although not sufficient here to
justify the issue of licenses without
parents' consent.
Mrs. McNally was, however, on the
spot to give consent in behalf of her
daughter, and to supply an affidavit to
the effect that the father also was willing. The consent of Miss Perabt's
parents was secured by wire.
It was a busy time getting around the
law, and marriage joys came a trifle
expenfive. It developed incidentally
that Laura McNally was just fourteen,
her companion bride one year her senior.
Special licenses—and extrass—to hurry
the proverbially slow processes of the
law—totalled to $40 before the time arrived to look for a minister to complete
teh transaction. The young couples
were eventually made happy in the parlors of the Hotel Dominion. They are
now spending a quiet honeymoony in
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Gossip of
Animal Intelligence Excites Wonder—What Well Known Actor-
Folk are Doing.
Farmer and Mother Jones and the
former's wonderful musical pigs have
constituted the headline attraction at the
Grand during the week just closed. The
remarkable intelligence, iinstinct, or;
persistent effort on the part of the
trainer which enables these "common,
onery pigs" to correctly play such
musical compositions as "Home Sweet
Home" and the "Last Rose of Summer," are quite worthy of the attention
and speculation that have been excited.
The vaudeville features of the week at
the Grand have been of standard quality, and Manager Jamieson has had the
satisfaction of tuminb 'em away at more
than one performance. This is where
his fortune differs from that of other
managers in the city who, talk of closing owing to failing business. But then
he is "Bob Jamieson"—and he advertises
in "Progress." Next week at the Grand
will see some of the most famous vaudeville people introduced that Victoria has
as yet been visited by. Boulon and
Worley, a musical team, who use the
violin to produce marvellously original
effects, may be placed at the top of the
bill. Then there is a new singer in the
person of Mr. Frederic Roberts, an
excellent baritone. Others in the week's
card are the Auers, described as the
novelty ragpickers; the juggling
Thorns; and Layne and D'Avra, an
up-to-date sketch team. The ragpickers
do some excellent work in their turn,
which has the merit of distinct novelty.
Pictures and statues are quickly built
up, and flowers made from bright-hued
rags that look very true to nature. The
bill on the whole is about the best that
Mr, Jamieson has yet offered to his
patrons, which is saying a good deal.
* •   •
Laura Joyce Bell, wife of Digby Bell
and herself one of the very best character actresses the American stage has
known, died at her New York home
last week at the age of 46. Mrs. Bell
was born in England and received her
musical education at the London Royal
Academy of Music. Her professional
debut was made at the Strand Theatre
and her first American appearance at
Niblo's warden. New York, in 1872. She
frequently has visited Victoria, first of
all in "The Midnight Bell," later on as
the bright particular personage of "The
lioosier Doctor," and most recently of
all in support of De Wolf Hopper in
"Mr. Pickwick."
* *   *
Manager Errickson of the Edison is
making extra-vigorous efforts to oblige
his patrons by insisting that ladies remove their hats. Some of course don't
care to—they are just a little proud of
those particular hats; they haven't "fixed" their hair; etc. But Mr. Errickson
insists. He has even gone so far in
some cases as to request the acceptance
of money back and a withdrawal of
ladies who place hats before the comfort
of others in the auditorium,.
* *  »
Miss Josephine Cohan will go to St.
Louis to visit the World's Fair, at the
close of the season of "Running For
Office." Her new starring venture is
attracting attention and Manager Fred
Niblo thinks he has found the right
vehicle for his new star and is arranging for an early production of "The
Leading Lady," the Leslie Corbin play
in which Miss Cohan will star.
* «   *
Robert Brinsley Shaw, who was Adelaide Thurston's leading man in "Polly
Primrose," last season, has been specially engaged for the production of "Damon and Pythias," and "The Lady of
Lyons. Mr. Shaw has everything in
his favor—presence, intelligence, talent,
quick study, and excellent appreciation
of his art and an earnestness which is
* »  «
Brooke Eltrym, well known throughout the Northwest as a brilliant pianist
and ballad singer, as well as a composer
of numerous good songs, is in New York
at present, and seems to be making a
decided hit with the Gothamites. Her
picture appears in the song supplement
of  last   Sunday's   Journal-American.
* *   *
Julia Dean, formerly with James Neill
and more recently co-star with N. C.
Goodwin in "The Altar of Friendship,"
will during the summer be leading woman of a stock company at Worcester,
Mass. Next season she will head a
Daniel Frohman company.
* *   *
The juveniles under Miss Marrack
arc to put on "The Pirates of Penzance" next Tuesday evening.
The Bostonians have changed their
minds about breaking up into four
organizations next season. Father Bar-
nabee is to go out again in a "Robin
Hood" company, and the Bostonians will
produce a new opera.
* *   »
Victoria misses two big attractions
that Seattle has just enjoyed—Richard
Mansfieiu in a diversified repertoire of
tragedy and comedy, and  Sothern in
"The  Proud Prince."
* *   ♦
Arthur C. Aiston has decided to star
Jane Corcoran, who recently returned to
the stage from domestic seclusion, in
"Pretty Peggy," last season's offering
of Grace George—otherwise Mrs. Wm.
A. Brady.
* *     *
At the conclusion of the season of
"The Governor's Son" Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Pusey (I.ouise Gould), will go
to Lakewood, N.J., to superintend the
erection of a new house on their beautiful property there.
* »   *
It is probable that the Edison will
close for the summer season. During
the present week its bill has been a
peculiarly attractive one, the lady violinist and the marionettes being the
special features.
* *  *
Rosabel Morrison is another well
known actress who is about to venture
into vaudeville. She is reading sketches
of all kinds and hopes to find one which
will be valuable.
* *  *
Chas. H. Yale who sends the perennial
"Devil's Auction" to the West, will build I
a handsome theatre in Philadelphia, devoted to the spectacles in which he has
been so successful.
»   *   «
Mme. Nordica has more troubles. She
is now being sued by the millionaire
conductor and musical student, Herr J.
S. Duss for $20,000 damages in consequence of a broken contract.
* *   *  -
While presenting "The Red Feather"
in a New York state town three weeks
ago, Grace von Studdiford fainted and
had to be carried from the stage.   And
there wasn't a mouse in sight.
9   «   s
N. Carl Goodwin declares that he will
have a theatre of his own within three
years—which is a sign either that Mr.
Goodwin has taken the gold cure or
that he hasn't.
* *  *
Rose Coghlan, who was here recently
in "The Greatest Thing In The World,"
has gone into vaudeville for the summer.
So too has Virginia Earl.
* •    •
Viola Allen, who is having all her
customary success this »eason in
"Twelfth Night," will next season present "A Winter's Tale."
«  *  *
"Maloney's Wedding" with Allen
Doone (Eddie Allen) and Edna Keeley
in the fat parts, is more than making
good with the people of the Kootenays.
* *     *
Miss Mabel Dean, Portland's contribution to New York's minor star firmament, is ill at her home in the Oregon
»     *     *
Neil Burgess is once again touring in
his old reliable character of "Abagail
Prue," in the "County Fair."
* *   *
"A Chinese Honeymoon" has closed
its road tour of 45 weeks—a pretty long
honeymoon by the way.
* *   *
Weber & Fields have closed their road
company in "The English Daisy," which
was to have paid Victoria a visit.
* * -  «
Mme.  Adelaide Hermann,  widow of
THE Hermann, is now in vaudeville.
* »   *
Dan'I Frawley is "standin' 'em up"
nightly at Johannesburg.
The New York Sun has the following from London: The following astonishing story of terrible punishment in
the German army has been published
for twelve days without being contradicted, so it may be accepted as a fact:
A squad of soldiers were drilling
near the line when the Kaiser's train
passed. The commanding officer ordered all to salute as the train passed by.
Afterwards a sergeant overheard a private remark: "The Kaiser might have
let the train slow clown so that we
could catch a glimpse of him." The
private was arrested, tried by court-
martial, found guilty of lese majeste
and sentenced to seven years' penal servitude, after being drummed out of the
The Spectator, commenting on this,
nsks: "Can we wonder that the internal
condition of the German army is what
it is, though externally it still looks as
strong, efficient and well organized."
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Victoria Aerie No. 17 F. O. K. meets every
Wednesday evening in Eagle Hall, Adetphi
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Montreal, sails on the Oceanic from
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Mr. Gibbons goes to the Old Country
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The Realm
of Sports
Water Sports for Young Folks-
The Fishing—Baseball This
One finds it hard to understand the
position taken by the Colonist in lacrosse matters—its references to recent
complications read as though written in
and for New Westminster, to suit the
restricted New Westminster horizon and
sublime disregard of pertinent facts.
Here is a late example anent the withdrawal of the Royal City team from the
association: "Of the pros and cons of
the decision arrived at in New Westminster so much has been written in
advance that there is not much more to
say. The New Westminster club has not
been treated fairly by Vancouver in the
matter of defaulting the games for the
last year's championship, but as these
team are amateur organizations and
there is plenty of money in sight for
this year's schedule matches, it would
seem that New Westminster might have
accepted the championship of last year
by default and gone quietly ahead to
win it this year also.., There is no question but that New Westminster was the
best team of the two last year. But—is
a fellow always bound to stand up and
take a licking to oblige the other fellow"
The conclusions so placidly enunciated are certainly unique. "New Westminster was unfairly treated by Vancouver as to last year's championship."
—the Colonist says so, and that settles
it! "New Westminster might have accepted the championship by default!"
Vancouver's defaulted match be it remembered merely qualified New Westminster for another and decisive match
which should decide the championship.
"There is no question but that New
Westminster was the best (why not
better?) of the two teams last year!"
Oh  dear,  oh  dear 1!    This  surely  is
news. .
* »     »
Next Saturday at the Oak Bay Park,
Victoria's ball team meets the Bothell,
Wn., bunch under Blackburn's management. This aggregation out of the last
eleven games played, has fallen in only
two. They have three star pitchers in
Paddock, Bothell and Swann, and otherwise are a vigorous and likely lot. Forty
or fifty supporters will accompany them
on their Victoria side trip. The team in
batting order is: Sheets, 2b; Clark,
3b; Norman, s.s.; Schoeder, c; Gillespie, lb; Holmes, 1.1; Briggs, r.f.;
Rogers, cf.; Paddock, Bothell, Swann,
*   *   *
The fishing has not been of the best
this week, owing to chill weather. However excellent bags are being made both
in the river and at Cowichan lake.
At the annual meeting of the Field
Trials Club held lately in Vancouver, J.
L. G. Abbott was elected president, H.
S. Rolston vice-president, and Thomas
Plimley, of Victoria second vice-president. It was decided to give a cup to
Miss Winifred E. Davie of this city,
who won the Derby stakes last year with
her English setter "Roy's Lady."
* *     *
Victoria is shortly to lose one of her
best oarsmen in the person of Des-
Brisay, who immediately after the big
regatta of the N. P. A. A. 0. —in which
he will row both in the senior singles
and in the doubles, with O'Sullivan—
intends to leave the city, to seek better
business opportunities.
A     a     *
The community of good sportsmen
will regret the departure of Mr. C. L.
Cullin, veteran of the lacrosse brigade
and one of the best all round sportsmen and good fellows in the city. Mr.
Cullin is going into the highlands of
Cassiar (joke) for a few months.
* »     *'
It is to be hoped that Victoria will
not for a moment consider New Westminster's request for exhibition lacrosse
matches this season. If ever a club was
in need of disciplining in the true interest of sport, New Westminster is that
club and now the accepted time.
* *     *
To Mr. W. Lang, of the government
service here, belongs the honor of having bagged tbe best fish yet taken in
Sooke lake this season. It was killed
with fly last Sunday and weighed one
and a half pounds.
*   *   *
Rev. John Antle of Fairview, Vancouver, has started with his ten-year-
old son as his only companion, on a
200-mile cruise up tbe Coast in the
Laverock, a boat of his own building.
* *     »
Out at the driving park to-day the J.
B. A. A. field meet, in preparation for
the annual field sports of the N. P. A.
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At Shawnigan Lake.
A. A. is being held. The entries are
numerous, and the excellent programme
promises to be productive of much good
*     *     *
In their first engagement, last Sunday,
the newly organized B. C. baseballers of
this city were defeated by the Rainiers
of Seattle by "six goals to four," as
tbe Colonist would say.
A meeting of the lacrosse association
held in Vancouver Thursday in the hope
of bringing the difficulty which takes
New Westminster out of the league, resulted in complete failure.
*     •     *
New Westminster defends her disappointment of Nelson as forced by the
refusal of Kaslo to permit of any second
match being played in the Kootenays.
On the Cowichan.
Commodore Langley's yacht Dorothy
won last Saturday's race in the cruiser
class, while in ^ class Dione had matters all her own way.
* *     *
Should the Centrals win the majority
of their matches this season, medals will
be awarded them by the Victoria lacrosse club.
*  •  *
The first local intermediate lacrosse
match is being played to-day at Caledonia Park between Victoria West and
James Bays.
• *     »
The J. B. A. A.'s and Victoria West
(Intermediate) lacrosse teams will meet
at Caledonia Park this afternoon.
Vancouver's cricketers defeated the
Garrison by 2 runs and 0 wickets at the
Terminal City last Saturday.
#   #   *
Vancouver yachtsmen plan to have
a big regatta on the 9th of July.
*     *     *
McManus will catch in to-day's baseball game with Townsend.
The sage of the New Denver Ledge
wisely remarks:   "It is a safe proposition to avoid the man who does not
! advertise.   If he is not progressive in
, advertising you may be sure he is not
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We have the Largest and Best Assorted   Stock  of  Fishinl
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' Agents for J. and J. Taylor's Safes and Vault Doors.
Agents for Spaulding Bros' Base  Ball and Athletic Supplies
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Suits to Order $20 up.        Overcoats to Order $25 up.
Pants to Order $5 up.
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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
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Lime Juice
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Telephone 201.
A   Progressive People
Use Electric Light.
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Saturday, 3 p. m.
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