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50 Furnished Rooms, Bar, etc. All
rooms at present occupied—
CHEAP.   Apply
B.G. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
Maryland Casualty Co
i       Dominion Government Deposit
v fe3,7o6.o5.
Surplus and reserve over $2,600,000
Accident, Health and Employers Liability
Policies issued at lowest rates.
R. P. RITHET a CO. Ld. Victoria. B.C
(j   Vol. I.
No. 18.
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Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.
Owners and operators of following Salmon Canneries—
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River, Inverness, Skeena River
|      Richmond & Beaver, F
Everything in the Line of
Music and flusical Instruments
Including all the latest and best sheet music, music books, music paper, instruction K
boiks, Gerhard-Helntzman Pianos, Doherty Organs, Domestic Sewing Machines, m
Phonograph!, Gramophones, Music Boxes, Etc. K
Get our catalogue of ioc. sheet music. /)
Dominion and
Reciprocal    Trade   Development
May Yet Be Brought About By
the Establishment of Direct
Steamer Line.
In every prescription we dispense we put  these three  ingredients.   The doctor !
doesn't write them down because there is a tacit understanding between us that they
are always to go in anyway, and he knows they will go in when you bring his order to
us for filling.  You make no mistake when you let us fill your prescription.   l,ow prices.  J
Terry & Marett, Pharmacists, S.E. Cor. Port and Douglas Sts. <
Home Manufacture.
BRfteKMAN & KEH M. 6©., Limited.
All Progressive People
Use Electric Light.
Why not join this majority and have the best light on the market.   You will find it Brilliant, Convenient, Safe and Economical.
B.C. Electric Railway Co.
$ The B. C. Funeral Furnishing Co'y
j? Chas. Kayward ft     ^f     *     f, caseiton,
dOL-     President. r-^M?aS&B&£* l^Bfe.       Manager.
$ Orders
cXb Attended to
i   At any time
V Day or Night,
52 Government *j?
Street, Victoria. 5S3
The largest and best appointed undertaking establishment in the $k
province. Telephone No. 48,305,404 or 594. dk
Charges very
Show rooms and
During the past lew months there
have appeared at random intervals in
the local press—and usually in its Ottawa correspondence—brief references
to the contemplated establishment of a
direct steamship service between this
Dominion and the republic of Mexico, it
being pointed out that there are many
products of Canada for which the land
of Diaz would be a willing purchaser;
while on the other hand Mexico has
many articles to exporp that would nnd
a welcoming market in this Dominion.
Not having any local knowledge of the
maturing project, and not a hint of such
having been divulged by correspondence
or action in the boards of trade. British
Columbians generally had accepted it as
a patent fact that the proposed establishment of a Canadian-Mexican line was
something more particularly concerning
the Atlantic seaboaid cities of the country. This would appear to have been
an unwarranted assumption by the latest
despatches dealing with the matter,
which state distinctly that the line of
steamships will most probably operate
in Pacific waters.
It will be remembered that some eight
or ten years ago, the possibilities of developing a reciprocally profitable trade
with Mexico presented themselves very
favorably to Mr. F. C. Duvidge and Mr.
James Dunsinuir, of this city, and those
gentlemen, after formulating a feasible
and business-like scheme, sent Captain
Yates to Ottawa to outline the general
plan of campaign to the Dominion government and induce the federal authorities if possible to grant such subsidy
assistance as would make the initiation
of the line financially possible. The ministers were not sufficiently educated to
the opportunities for advantageous trade.'
for Canada at that time, and the project for want of state assistance languished and ultimately expired.
Then Mr. E. E. Sheppard, of Toronto, paid a visit to Mexico, and upon
his return reported enthusiastically as
to the trade possibilities.
A little later Mr. J. H. Greer gave a
somewhat similar project much thought
and expended considerable energy nnd
money upon a proposition which, had It
obtained cordial governmental support,
would long ere this have been the means
of building up a prosperous international
trade between Mexico and Canada.
His plan, too, fell by the wayside in consequence of-the apathetic reception accorded it at Ottawa, and since then
locally there has been "nothing doing."
The Canadian commercial agent in
Mexico has nevertheless been persistent
and persevering in presenting in his frequent reports the possibilities for trade
expansion thnt would be naturally fostered by the establishment of a direct
connecting line from Canada to Mexico,
and business men of the republic have
heartily endorsed his statements. Sir
William Hillock, the Postmaster General, on his recent visit to Mexico, was
able to see for himself that these reports
were justified by the facts; and about
the same time an Eastern Canadian
circle of capitalists began, it is said, to
move in the same direction that Alessrs.
Dnvidge and Dnnsmuir had several
years before.
The result may ho the long-deferred
connection, for if the press reports ho
true, the government is now favorably
considering fhe granting of an annual
subsidy of $50,000. the Mexican government to meet this liberal bonus with one
of like amount, making $100,000 per annum, with which there should be little
difficulty in securing a first class line
for the requirements.
Humor has it that Acnpulco and Victoria would be the terminal ports, nnd
so mnch as known in Victoria, neither
the board of trade nor any of the leading
shipping houses having had any communication with respect to it.
There is a great variety of products
which British Columbia could market
with advantage in the Mexican country.
Lumber, particularly the dressed article
and in "knock-down" houses, is in strong
demand. So also are mining props, ores
of various grades, hams, flour, provisions
of various sorts, clothing, etc.; indeed
the list is practically unlimited.
For the return cargoes the steamers
could carry ores, coffees, tropical fruits
and vegetables, sago, drug staples, and
many other similar products of the equatorial zone.
It m even suggested by one large importing house on Wharf street that
Havana goods might well be carried
across Mexico by the railways and shipped to Victoria by tlie new steamship
line almost as quickly, certainly at less
cost, and with assurance of the arrival
of consignments in better condition than
by the present routes across the continent.
An Era of
New Buildings
The Story
of the Week.
City Architects Dieuss (the Prospects of the Spring.—Improvement in Local Architectural
Since the sinking of the battleship
Petropolavsk events have moved very
slowly at the theatre of war, at least
so far as the censor has permitted the
public to know. Apparently the Japanese are attempting 11 flanking movement, by landing somewhere west of
Port Arthur. They appear to have fully
succeeded in bottling up the Kussinn
fleet in the harbor of that fortress. A
large number of transports are engaged in moving Japanese troops, and
they are absolutely unmolested by the
enemy, who has been practically driven
from the sea. There is renewed talk of
sending out the Baltic fleet, but it is not
strong enough to regain command of the
It is now conceded by the Russian authorities' that the sinking of the battleship and the disabling of the Eobieda I a°he t'1'8 year'
were due to mines placed by the Jap-1 ai'-xious to push the work as anybody."
No one who has lived in or even visited Victoria requires to be told that it is
a city of beautiful homes. It is, too. a
city of beautiful home gardens, for nowhere in the country is the full value of
the settings and surroundings of a home
—the wide stretches of smooth, green
lawn, the roses, and the detail of hedge
or trees, more adequately appreeial'ed
than in this garden city of the Canadian
west. It is apparent to anyone who takes
the trouble to compare the residential
structures of recent advent, with those
of earlier days that public taste in residential architecture is improving; while
the most casual inspection of the building operations now in progress from
east to west and from north fo south of
the city's boundaries, must demonstrate
most conclusively that the present is to
be in very truth a very active year for
building. What the architects' have to
say of the prospect and in consideration
of the problem generally, is contained in
the appended interviews:
"I should very much like to give you
an interview," said Mr. F. M. Rntteii-
bury, "but 1 really have nothing to say
on the subject. Outside of the C. P. R.
hotel we have 110 big work on hand.
There is a general renovation of old/
houses and some of the business blocks,
everything indicating a prosperous staffr
of affairs, but there is little hew work
of importance. The plans for the foundation of the new hotel are in the hand* of
the egineers in Montreal awaiting their
decision. As soon as the decision is given
as to the kind of foundation, work will
commence at once, and be pushed
through to completion. There is no
doubt whatever as to the work being
The   company   is   as
inese. The tactics adopted by Admiral
Togo, in laying the mines and then enticing out the Russian squadron, are beyond all praise. On the Russian side
the splendid action of the cruiser Bayan
which went to the rescue of n sunken
destroyer is one of the brightest episodes in recent naval annals.
Have you any suggestions to make ns
to architecture in general in this city?"
Mr. Raftenbury was asked.
"There is one suggestion I should like
to make—that is that in the business-
part of the town we should keep up the
quaint English style which we have now,
rather   than   adopt the square block of
bombardment or Xewchwnng by   tno second"1,ate American cities.   Take
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the Japanese is  reported  but not confirmed.
Tt is also reported that the service
would at the outset he monthly, with a
steamer of fourteen knots' speed capacity and adequate accommodation for
both pnssentrers nnd frelirht.
The name or composition of the promoting companv does not nppear fo be
A brier despatch in the daily papers
announced that Mr. Hnrriman's application to be allowed to intervene in the
case of the United Stntes vs. The Northern Securities Company had been refused by the Circuit court. The active
defendant in the case is J. J. Hi)]
president of the Great Northern Railway Company. This decision marks one
stage in what is perhaps the most important lawsuit ever instituted, so far
as the value of the interests involved
and the possible effect of the decision
upon business are concerned. The fight
is really between two great railway
combinations, embracing over 35,000
miles of line.
The Hill Group.
Mileage, 19,611.
Capital stock, $380,000,000.
Bonded debt, $042,S28,754.
The Harriman Group.
Mileage, 15,791.
Capital stock. $400,109,927.
Bonded debt, $059,524,170.
Each side to the controversy represents over a billion dollars of securities,
and it is doubtless correct to say that
such immense interests were never before
arrayed against each other in a court
of justice. In addition to tlie vast
sums represented by the contending interests, the capital stock of the Northern Securities Company is also nt stake.
This amounts to $400,000,000, and
j swells the face value of the securities
involved to something over $2,500,000,-
000, a sum so vast as to be absolutely
inconceivable. What the actual value
j<i enn hardly be determined or defined,
because it fluctuates from day tn day
lint it enn ba'iylly lie much less than pnr,
The oh.iect of the suit is to determine
(Continued 011 pugn 4.)
for instance the Bank of Montreal, that
style of architecture is unique on this
continent. It would be a pity to spoil
our city by copying the American style."
"Of course," said Mr. Thomas Hooper,
"the Carnegie library is fhe largest piece
of work we have in hand in Victoria, but
that is really last season's work. The
prospects for this year are very good, not,
only for us, but for all the architects of
the city, so far as I know. We have on-
hand already over $100,000 worth of
work besides the library building; in fact
we are so busy we can hardly attend fo
all of it. The Roman Catholic Boys'
Protectorate, a new home for boys on-
Esquimau rond. is the largest piece of
work. It will be a brick building 120
feet by 56 feet, three stories high. Then
there nre to be a number of brick building in the business portion of the cify,
and several existing blocks will be raised
a story or two. So far as I can judge
four hundred would bo a low- estimate of
the number of new houses to be erected
this season throughout the city. These
will he of a better class than have ever
been built before. This would seem fo
indicate a state of prosperity and stability, The colonial style is becoming prominent, while the old English style is dying
out. There has been a great change in
this respect in the past few years. People nre being educnted along these lines
with fhe result that our cities are becoming more beautiful.
"Undoubtedly this will be a splendid
season in the building trade if there are
110 labor troubles or difficulties with the
lumbermen. The former seems to be the
most likely difficulty.
"I should like to make a suggestion,"
snid (r. Hooper, "nnd that is thaf the
business people should improve the appearance of the streets by painting their
premises. This is especinFv needed on,
Government street, where many bnild-
(Continued on page 2.)
Entire Stock To Be Sold.
SO per cent, off all New Spring Suite, Pants and Overcoat*.
Last Season's Goods, Half Price.
b. Williams & ee. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1904
Are You Going Nortfi ?
You can insure your
life on any plan with'
out extra premium
District Agents.
News of The
Floods  Greatly Embarrass Railway Traffic and mining Operations.—British Columbia
In Brief.
For the first time in the history of
the Canadian transcontinental railway
its through business has been virtually
at a standstill for an entire week, no
mails or passengers getting past the
mountain barrier within that period
owing to the succession of washouts on
the prairies and slides and similar interferences on the mountain section. On
Tuesday evening the heaviest mail on
record found its way to the Coast, being made up of many days' accumulations. Freight still is blocked in
the Rockies, and it will be another week
at earliest before the line can fairly be
reported ' all clear and traffic flowing
smoothly in its normal channels. The C.
P. R. was just beginning to indulge in
self-congratulation that it at least had
escaped the heavy extra expense bills
which the severity nnd heavy snowfall
of the recent winter have placed upon
the Grand Trunk and other rival roads.
The bill for the day and night labor that
has enabled the C. 1'. R. main line to be
opened even after the past week's interruptions, will, however, be a heavy one.
And various permanent improvements
necessitated by the floods and slides will
keep the construction departments busy
, for some time to conic. In the Koote-
nays as well as on the prairies, the past
week has been one oi floods and fears.
At Trail, at Rossland, nt Nelson, nnd in
a dozen other conspicuous interior points,
considerable dariinge hns been wrought
by the rising waters; while on the lower
Fraser the inhabitants are studying the
weather .bulletins nnd the snow-covered
hill-tops with considerable apprehension.
In the mining districts successions of
slides have worked much havoc with
plant and mining arrangements. On the
railway lines in this province four fatalities and in the mines three, will make
the flood week of 1904 sadly memorable
to many British Columbians.
Latest indications are very fnvornble
for the establishment of the zinc smelter
nt Fernie. The choice hns Inin between
Frank nnd the older town of the C. N.
P. field.
The newly built steamship Manuka is
to go on the Canadian-Australian line in
July. She is said to be superior to any
•craft on the Pacific in point of luxurious
Frederick McCutcheon, the eleven-
year-old son of ex-Aid. McCutcheon, of
Nanaimo, was drowned Inst Monday
through the upsetting of n cnnoe in Millstone river.
The Silver Cup mine in the Lardeau
has been practically wrecked by a slide,
in which n miner named Mnrrable lost
his life. Th» dnmnge to the company's
plant will not he less than $75,000.
There is a second slide ponding, nnd until this comes down no one will venture
near the spot to make repairs.
Confirmation of the safety of the settling schooner Triumph hns been obtained.
• j.he usunl spring crop of mishaps to |
memhers of the sonlers' crews is ready
for the harvesting. Three men of the
Cnrlottn G. Cox. lost from their schooner, have been picked up none the worse
for wear by the George R. Vosburg.
Vancouver's  sensational  assize     term '
has come to an end at   last.     Interest
centred largely in the trial of Crowe and i
dlenn for a fiendish    assault   upon    a [
young woman of Mount Pleasant. The j
defence was. an alibi, the prisoners calling Salvation Army officers who swore j
witli positiveness that they were in the j
Army Shelter at the time    the    awful j
crime was committed.    The identificn-;
tion by the victim wns nlmost ns    posi-1
tive on the other hand, but   the   jury j
rightly gave the prisoners the benefit, of
a  reasonable doubt, nnd they were ac-1
quitted.    Crowe nnd Glenn    themselves |
sny thnt had n conviction been recorded
they would have looked for   life    imprisonment,    and regarded such a sentence ns wnrrnnted.
Lieut.-Col. F. P. Gregory lias been appointed consul for France in succession
to Mr. H. M. Grahnme at Victoria.
Through his solicitor, .Mr. G. F. Cnne,
.Tnmes ,T. Poettger hns npponled the conviction recorded against him by Magistrate Alexander, of Vancouver, for sup-j
plying sailors to the ship Linlithgow-
shire. i
The Provincial government lias dismissed the appeal of the Victoria city
council from the mandate of the police
commissioners, involving expenditures
for a patrol wagon, new uniforms and in
creased  salaries for seventeen    patrolmen.
Slides and washouts on the Red Mountain railway, preventing regular shipments to the Northport smelter, have
greatly interfered with the output of the
mines of the Rossland camp of late,
The sub-letting of dining rooms in
licensed hotels of Vancouver is coming
in for consideration by the license commissioners. It is held that such sub-letting is contrary to the spirit of the
license law, and should be made an end
A male choral club has been formed at
Chilliwack with Rev. H. J. Robertson
ns honorary and Mr. D. von Cramer as
active president.
James Sanderson, a prominent railwayman and pioneer resident of Trail,
is dead at that place.
The C. P. It. shops at Cranbrook are
to be greatly enlarged, the machinery
equipment increased, and the number of
employees added to.
The Greenwood Loard of Trade haS
now a membership of fifty, and hns just
elected officers as follows: L. H. de
Veber, president; T. M. Gully, vice-
president; W. G. Gaunce, secretary-
' treasurer; Messrs. Wliite, McLean,
Naden, Logan nnd Grey, advisory committee.
Plans are out for a new lighting station for the B. C. Electric Railway Co.
nt New Westminster. The new structure is to be of brick with nn asbestos
roof, nnd will occupy a ground space of
CO by 33 feet.
D. R. Laird, manager of the Bank of
Nova Scotia nt A'nncouver, has arrived
to enter upon his duties there. The
Bank ot: Nova Scotia is the latest candidate for a share of the banking business
of the Terminal City, and has just erected a handsome new building for its
home. Vancouver hns now ten chartered banks, with several more to follow.
Nishiynmn, a Japanese, has been killed by n fulling tree nt a Capilnno logging camp.
L. G. B. Lawson, city clerk of Monc-
ton, N. B., died suddenly last week in
Vancouver while visiting there on holiday.
Desire Brothier, for perjury and procuring,  has been  sentenced    to    seven
years at hard labor in New Westminster
penitentiary.    The other many    indict- ,
meats against him were noandoned   by |
the Crown.   The sentence is an extreme-'
ly light one if the variety nnd character j
of the alleged offences be taken into ac- j
The wire hns gone in for the new
telegraph line from Eugene to Windermere.
Kaslo and* Greenwood have stopped
Sunday liquor selling.
Tlie Vernon-Kelowna telephone scheme
seems to be at a standstill, through effective C. P. R. opposition.
Rossland's Board of Trade has unanimously endorsed the memorial of the
associated silver-lend mines and smelters,
asking that the bounty be made to apply
to a limited quantity of lead exported.
A daily mail service between the principal Lardeau points is looked for next
The associated boards of trade have
endorsed the lend memorial unanimously,
and also advise that an expert report on
the zinc resources of British Columbia
be obtained.
Trail suffered seriously from flood this
and last week. A number of buildings
were washed away, and all the bridges
in the district are reported damaged.
Nelson's Liberal-Conservative Association has bowed its neck to the yoke, and
formally expressed it's confidence in the
McBride government, rescinding its resolution of censure passed at the time of
John Houston's turn-down.
The spring assizes open in Nelson,
May 17th, with a comparatively light
Residents of tlie Okanagan again are
cheered with statements that' construction of the Midway-Vernon railway will
begin within thirty days.
F. August Heinze is expected to pay
the Rossland camp a visit shortly—the
first he has made in many a year.
Hedley, in the Similkameen, is to have
a weekly paper known as t'he "Boomerang."
Frank Pennock, found guilty of lighting a fire nt West Fernie and sentenced
to a year's imprisonment, has been released on parole. He had served eight
Nelson's new license by-law hns been
given the six mouths' hoist.
The C. P. R. has paid tlie first $500
for the admission of a Chinaman into
British Columbia. They did not intend
fo, but the Celestial deserted from one of
their steamers from the Orient.
Fernie Italians have formed a brass
band nnd imported a capable lender all
the way from "home."
The Columbia is now clear of ice and
the Reyelstoke lumbermen have started
their log drives.
A new custom house has been established at the international boundary,
where the Flathead river crosses into
Montana. Judsnn B. Langley is in
chnrge ns sub-collector.
Grand Forks is considering the feasibility of a choral society,
H. M. Walker, lafe of the New Denver Ledge, threatens to establish a newspaper at Enderby.
The coroner's jury hns charged Indian
Snul nnd his wife jointly with the murder of James A. Kelly, of Bnrkerville.
Tlie Indians have been formnlly committed for trial.
Because a stick of dynamite did not
go off at once, John Cerlak, a Coleman
Slav, gave it a vicious kick. Tlie dynamite kicked back, and Cerlak is still in
the hospital.
The members of the Phoenix city
council have met and formally accepted
their own resignations. Phoenix is now
in the unfortunate position of having no
aldermanic board to growl at. The
trouble of the council arose, as have
other councils' woes, over non-control of
the police commission.
It is stated that the necessary capital
for the Elko smelter has been secured,
and that construction will proceed at a
very early date.
The Coward & Sou Lumper Co. are to
instal a planing, and lumber manufacturing plant at Fernie, and promise to have
it' in operation by the month's end.
The Similkameen Star suggests the
Hope mountains as a most desirable
point for the location of the proposed
consumptives' sanitarium.
The big St. Etagene mine, rated the
second greatest silver mine of America,
is preparing for an immediate resumption, the management being confident
that the .government will allow the
bonus on the portion of their output
which is necessarily exported.
Nelson wholesalers are applying to the
railway commission for redress from alleged freight rate discrimination against
the city by the C. P. R.
Assurances again are given that the
building of the Kootenay Central Railway will be taken in hand this season.
The Great Northern proposes to'build
a cut-off from Bonner's Ferry to Marcus,
shortening the haul by 200 miles.
Stove Katuska, the Slav struck with
an axe in Fernie about' six weeks ago,
has died of his injuries. His assailant,
tried for assault at the time, escaped
with a $15 fine.
The telegraph line along the Columbia
is in bad shape owing to washed out
Guibalt, charged with perjury before
the Vancouver Assize court, is enjoying
his liberty upon his personal recognizance.
George Blake, a Michel mine engineer,
met n horrible death this week by being
caught in the belting.
Rev. Roland D, Grant, D. D., has
established a new west end Baptist
church in Arancouver.
Rev. R. G. MncBeth has left Vancouver for a new field of usefulness. His
departure is generally regretted for he
has been an instrument of much good in
the community.
The Vancouver city council has offered
a reward of $250 for t'he identification
and conviction of the fiendish assailants
of Miss Clark, Mount Pleasant.
The first payment to mineowners of
the Kootenay and Boundary under the
Lead Bounty Act was made on April
13th, the following being the complete
list of lucky claimants to whom checks
were handed by Commissioner Buchanan: The Sovereign mine, Highland,
Whitewater, Enterprise, Sullivan,
Rambler-Cariboo, Black Prince, Wilcox,
Silver Cup, Bluebird, Red Fox, Nepawa,
Mercury, Idaho, Alamo, Ymir, Payne,
North Star, Province, Bosun, Pontiac,
and Marion mines.
The report that 100 Japanese laborers
had been brought to Morrissey by the
Great Northern for construction work is
The work of opening up the old channel below Wilmer to the Columbia river
has been energetically taken in hand,
thanks to the representations by Mr. Gal-
liher, M. P.. of the necessity of the work.
The C. N. P. Coal Co. is -working
harmoniously with the local board of
trade in that, behalf, and the incorporation of Fernie is now likely to be
brought about at a very early date.
An English syndicate hns made a very
favorable offer for the Lenora property,
Mount Sicker, with fhe Crofton smelter
and Lloyd's sawmill, from which lumber
supplies are drawn.
The Coal Mines Regulation Act of tlie
province, tested in the Full court in the
appeal of the Dunsinuir coal companies,
has been adjudged ultra vires.
The Tyee Copper Co., of Mount
Sicker, has declared a dividend to the
shareholders of 5 per cent.
Dr. J. H. Hamilton, resident physician,
hns been promoted to full confrol of the
Kootenay Lake General hospital at Nelson.
Rev. R. L. Parr has said farewell to
his charge at Revelstoke and removed to
The residence of Thomas Newman, at
Stump Lake, has been destroyed by fire.
Rev. J. C. Stewart has been presented
with a purse of $250   on   leaving his
charge in Kamloops.
Messrs. Benton and Murray have been
appointed sub-recorders nt Forts St.
John and St. James in the Omineca.
An interesting ceremony in which
Archbishop Orth. Rev. Father Van
Goethnm nnd Rev. Donekele, of Kuper
Island, participated, took place at
Cowichan on the 12th inst. It wns held
in commemoration of the death of Rev..-
Father Ronduli, who for forty years was
in charge ot the Indian mission at that
place. The mission is now under the
Mnrist Fathers. During the ceremony
Archibshop Orth preached to the Indians
in English and Rev. Father Donekele
spoke in the native dialect. There was
a very large gathering.
AN ERA OF NEW  BUILDINGS,  are under consideration at present, and
we hope to see considerable movement id
(Continued from page 1.)
ings have not been painted for years.   I
have in mind several buildings which are
very unsightly.   One of these is the old
post office.   No doubt if the attention of
the government were drawn to the fact,
the place would   be   made presentable.
Tourists visiting the city are likely to
notice these things more than we do."
"Most of my    work,"    said    Mr. S.
Maclure, "if of a domestic character, not
from choice, but just from force of circumstance.   Perhaps   as   figures speak
louder than words I may give you an
idea in that way of the work I am doing."   After figuring with his pencil a
few seconds Mr. Maclure went on:   "In
Vancouver I have in hand now $30,000
worth of work, in Victoria $33,000, besides work at Tacoma, Ellensburg and a
few other outside points.
"You may have noticed the cut of my
house in the Tourist Association leaflet.
As an evidence of the good work that
association is doing   I   have   received
enquiries about that house from points
as far East as Buffalo, N. Y. The picture has also been copied in the magazine "Beautiful    Homes   of America."
The work on that house was done very
hastily and without any forethought.  If
has already been built a number of times
with slight variations.
"I believe our city is   going   ahead
rapidly.   Many people are coming here
from the Northwest.   When a man has
made a competency in that part of the
country he naturally looks for a place
where he may enjoy his leisure.   There
is no place where he may do this as well
as in Victoria.   On the prairies there is
little, opportunity for enjoyment.    It is
nothing but work from daylight till dark.
j The winters are severe, and the mosquitoes prevent any out-of-door pleasures
! in t'he summer. People will not believe
I that here in Beacon Hill Park one can
I sit on the grass any month of the year
I without getting a fly-bite or any other
I annoyance."
!     "Can you compare the architecture of
to-day witb that of early days?"
"There were good things in fhe early
days," said he.   "Later they fell into the
Western carpenter's groove. Public taste
is developing, and Victoria is now equal
to any city in Canada in that respect.
The trend is for dignity and simplicity,
ornate frippery being discarded.   People
are building more expensive and luxurious houses than in the past.   They are
not content with plastered walls, but go
in for decorated interiors as well as exteriors."
"It is always a difficult matter to express in a casual interview one's opinions," said Mr. Maxwell Muir, "because
in the first place such expressions may
only be in fhe nature of answers to
questions put by the interviewer, and
need not, in fact often are not', the opinions of the interviewed; and in the second place the answers given may be
rather the result of personal feelings
engendered at the moment and consequently highly colored or much stronger
than on a more mature consideration
would be the case. In the third place
the opinions expressed may be impulsive
and certainly it seems to me fragmentary
in the extreme and often in no wise correct or reliable. Such being the cas-
from my point of view I have always . , . .
avoided giving expression to my opinions pomt of vlcw- as weI1
when at any time there has been a
chance of publication. Let me see! You
desire to know about our city and its
prospects, from an architect's point of
view. Well you have me rather hard.
No doubt whatever Victoria is forging
ahead. Of course we are sometimes too
sanguine at the beginning of the year;
I suppose our climafe has a good deal
to do with that. You see when our spring
time comes, and a more beautiful
it would be difficult to find, we are all
filled with an unconscious cheery and
optimistic feeling. We are inclined to
believe everything around us, like natu"o,
is going to grow and develop, bud and ! «-se '
flower, that all sorts of thoughts seem to I ^over
prevail amongst us, and we begin talking I !he only thoroughfare where business is
about what we are going to do, what is \ t™nsa?tei1- . Yet there are splendid op-
about to be done, and what bright pro-
this direction this year.   Victoria nee
more of this done than has been in th<|
past.   I am afraid, however, that theri
is very small prospect in this line.   I|
seems to me that desirable building site
cannot be obtained.    Many portions ol
the city are owned by non-residents, oq
held by loan companies, and it is difficu
to get such   to   move.   A sure incon
from the existing buildings is better thaj
an uncertain one from a larger, m«Jte
and more expensive structure.   This,
a great degree is the cause of comparj
atively little   improvements   along thi|
line.   Again any desirable   sites whic
may be obtained, upon which some ne\|
buildings might be erected, are held al
too high a figure to allow of any one wha
might be willing fo buy and improve, do|
ing so.   As long as   this   condition
affairs exists we shall continue as wi
are.    It would be well for Victoria if]
some one would take the lead.    I feelj
sure that others   would   soon   follow.l
Objection is taken to t'he cost of   ma/
terials and labor, undoubtedly both are]
much higher than they were some thre
years ago, but in my opinion the pricejj
for labor are hot too high, and it seen
wrong to compare present prices with!
those that prevailed some time back, foiT
surely then both    materials   and labor!
were far too cheap to permit of either ;
paying or living   price   being obtained.1
This comparison forms a serious draw-f
back to any proposed   undertakings a«
present.   The architectural   appearanc
of the city could be   much   improved.]
Government street surely could sustain
much better and higher buildings than atj
present exist.    The   present   two-storjtf
buildings wnich may have been consider!
ed all that was necessary twenty years]
ago and more, do not, nay are not, suit
able for to-day.   These dingy ill-lightedl
badly ventilated rooms should be swept]
away and be replaced, as they can be, bjj
more commodious and   better arrange
offices, which would, it seems to me,
readily rented.   The architects generalljl
speaking are fairly busy, although a conj
siderable amount of   house   building itf
done by contractors, who make their ov
rough sketches; this, I submit, is not
legitimate way of doing business.   W4
professional men are suffering from this
way of doing business.   The contractor!
who do so, as a rule, cannot compete hj
a fair field with the others, who do no
do so, and we are constantly • prevented
from our legitimate share in the worjj
prevailing.   This method is thought to 1
a saving by many people, no architect!
fees, but as general rule it is productive
of poorly arranged, badly designed an
cheaply finished buildings; so the ow-nel
after all is the worst sufferer.   Were if]
not for this many of our architects would
be much busier than they are, a miucb:
better distribution of work would resultj
as well as a better and more artisfiJ
class of houses be erected.    This is a|
serious matter witli the architects.   We
are not robbers, cheats or dishonest men,!
but look fo do   the   very best for our)
clients, to protect their interests and to
obtain for them all that they can possibly expect commensuate with the ex-j
pendifure and requirements.   It   is myj
firm belief that a better condition of af-f
fairs would prevail were this practi(
put a stop to.   Quacks   and   other un-l
qualified men are prevented from prac-*
ticing in other   professions,    then why!
should such be allowed in a profession!
j which is at once honorable, ancient, andl
important from a scientific and artistic J
as   from public]
necessity and requirements.   Owners do'
not therefore save   by the non-employment of an architect, but are oft times |
considerable   losers   thereby.   An independent man is a sure safeguard against ]
abuses both by owner   and   contractor, J
and insures a better condition of affairs]
generally.   The legitimate   practice   of J
the profession of architecture would thus '
be largely   benefitted,   the   picturesque ]
character of our   city enhanced,   and a
much better appearance   given   to our
city.   It is to be deplored that there is i
tuch a concentration of business in Victoria.    Nowhere, I believe, is such the
case as prevails    here.    If   you leave
anient street you practically leave
"Whore Winter Lingering," Etc.—"It
is about time the city dnds nre taking a
shovel in hand and removing the piles
of snow on Columbia avenue."—Rossland
spects are ahead of us all. I am afraid
we actually don't do or have as much
done after all as we thought, and so fhe
spring time goes, and summer comes with
all its beauty, and again the same thing
prevails and alns the years come and go
and the oftime projected developments
remain in abeyance. Yet we must not
imagine nothing is being done. Oh, no!
Victoria is surely though slowly improving. Our residences are undoubtedly increasing, and for convenience of arrangement, elegance of external and interior
finish generally speaking, cannot be excelled, The styles of architecture, too,
are as diverse as the plans, each architect giving scope fo his individual ideas
of taste in design, It cannot be said,
however, that' any distinctive   architec
nortunities for the enterprising merchant
on Yates, Fort,   Broad    and    Douglas*
streets, and why should our business be '
confined, so to speak, within so limited
an area as at present?   Still fhe fact remains potent to us all, that any movement either below or above Government
street seems to be impossible, and we are
circumscribed accordingly in our efforts
for expansion.   The display of our stores
is worthy of note, however, and I believe not' excelled or   even approached.
Nowhere out of the Old Country, and I
have travelled a great   deal, can it be
said that a'more elegant, artistic and
pleasing display is   made   by our mer-1
chants than in Victoria,    and    I often,
times feel almost ashamed when I contemplate the architecture of the buildings in which these displays are made. I
tural style prevails.   As a rule our frame I «'ncerel3' boPe that we shall see a great
dwellings do not lend themselves to the
development of any style, although of
course we are and must be subject to
some uniform style of finish, owing 10
the universal use of the materials furnished us by our manufacturers. In fhe
matter of dwellings Victoria is certainly
improving, and there seems to be quite
a stir nnd movement in this line at present, which will furnish work enough for
all our mechanics for months to come.
With regard to more substantial structures we cannot say so much.    Several
change for the better in this respect.
Our citizens and property owners should
have more fnith in the future of our city
than they seem to have at present."
The Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. is to
build a handsome stone office building at
Fernie, the plans for which have been
received, The company has also issued
nn official denial that James J. Hill controls, stating that he has only a three-
tenths interest, for which he paid three i
millions and a half. PROGRESS, SATURDAY  APRIL 23,1904
About Town
and District.
iand of the Fifth Regiment May
Tour to St. Louis To Study
Indian Life—Local News
of the Week.
^ kx.n application has gone forward to
he Canadian Minister  of Militia   Sir
Frederick W. Borden, on behalf of the
line band of the Fifth Regiment, that
they be granted special permission to
;2ave the Dominion in uniform, with
ihree months' leave of absence from the
province. The application has been forwarded through the usual official chan-
'.iels, approved before its departure by
'iJol. Holmes, the district officer commanding, and it is altogether reasonable
to suppose that no objection will be
raised at Ottawa and that the desired
permission will be accorded. It is perhaps a little premature to go fully into
the story of what this application means,
Victorians will remember that a year
or so ago plans were all but perfected
for the sending of the fine band of the
regiment—of which every British Columbian should be proud and every Victorian more particularly—over to England to play home the Canadian soldier
boys returning from tlie South African
battlefields. To put the matter in plain
twentieth century Anglo-Saxon, that
;rip, which would have proved one of the
greatest advertisements British Columbia
in general and this city in particular has
aver had, was defeated by an ingenious
.irocess known as "knocking," the
'knockers" being responsible for the essential permission for the band to leave
the country being refused after all other
preparations had virtually been completed. In their present enterprise the
band has begun at the other end, and it
|\s to be hoped will find arrangements
lonsummated in complete success.   It is
to make of the ample ground space in
rear of the new parliament pile, an
horticultural garden in which would be
found all the native flowers of the province, together with the many imported
floral gems that find the Victoria climate
so congenial. Such gardens would not
involve in their creation or care any extensive demands upon the public treasury, while they would prove an exceptional attraction and an educative influence for good throughout the province.
The meeting, held in the Board of
Trade room to hear what Mr Cain and
the other promoters of the proposed railway to the north end of the Island had
to say, was well attended by business
men, and a resolution, declaring in favor
of a subsidy of 5,000 acres of land and
$10,000 in 3 per cent, inscribed provincial stock, was passed unanimously.
There was very little discussion, although
if Chairman Todd had not put the question so promptly the chances are that
there would have been a round of speakers. It is. understood thnt the government will give an answer to the promoters early next week.
Arrangements are already vyell under!
May for the celebration of Empire Di\v
in a manner characteristic and worthy
of Victoria. There will be a championship lacrosse match with Vancouver, last
season's honor winners; baseball games
with the best available nvais of the
lccal nine; a general reception lo visitors on the warships of the ileet; ot
course the typical Victoria regatta, with
championship, naval and Indian canoe
races; and all to conclude, as per the
posters, with "a grand display of pyrotechnics in the evening."
The rumor is revived thnt the earij
future may see established  in  Viefpr'n
extensive yards for the building of big
steel ships.
Contractor Matthews is building a
fine two-story eight roomed house on the
south side of Garbally road for Air.
The city council has voted confidence
in ex-Afayor AtcCandless in connection
with those Chinese liquor licenses.
J. 13. AIcNiven, M. L. A., has purchased a house near the upper end of
Pandora avenue, to which he intends to
remove next week.
The civic estimates are to be presented to the council next Alondny evening.
In Music's Realm.
Victoria had numerous distinguished
visitors this week, the most prominent
being His Grace the Duke of Sutherland,
who with Mr. William Whyte of the C.
P. R., Lieut-Governor Sir Daniel Alc-
Alillan of Manitoba, and Air. R. Alar-
pole, general superintendent of the C.
P. R., with headquarters at Vancouver,
, . t. ., spent Tuesday in the city. Then there
proposed to make a leisurely tour to the ,VRS Cm]nt yon pim who -s going
Worlds exposition at St. Loins, playing to ^ north to m mammotus, and the
-oncert engagements in all the cities en | Rm b      M oth       „otftble ,
Iroute-through Washington and[Oregon,; th ffl Qmmt vm HaWeldt
in California, in the towns of Colorado, [
,-tc. There can. be no question but that
fhege would be popular to a degree, the
,prt"jeiice • of a foreign military band in
ts unfamjli.ar uniform being u great
trowing raifd in any place in the great
public. At St. Louis the band would
irobably arrange for n sories of con-
'jerts at the Canadian pavilion, the attractiveness of which Commissioner
'Hutchinson is always ready to enhance;
and would participate in the great prize
.competition for the classified bands of
'the world, with good chances of success
it may be fairly said. This competition
fit might be explained is so arranged
that the rival bands are classified by
their strength, bands of twenty pieces
competing only with bands of similar
size, other twenty-eight piece bands
meeting upon their equal plane ,and yet
other large bands according to their size.
It is not exitra-egotism to say that "our
band" will compare most favorably with
the vast majority of twenty piece organ-
.'.tttions on the continent. If the projected tour is carried out, it will mean
much for Victoria from an advertising
standpoint. Indeed it is well worthy enthusiastic support if on this ground
The musical events of the past week
have been of special interest. One of
them was not wholly a subject for congratulation, because it was a farewell to
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Burnett, whose departure from the city is much regretted,
not only by people in musical circles, but
by every one who has had the pleasure
of knowing them. The last one was entirely pleasure-giving, for it showed that
Victoria has an orchestral organization
of which it may well be proud. In addition to these there was a very delightful entertainment given by the Ladies'
Aid Society of the Reformed Episcopal
Church, in which music played a prominent part.
The farewell concert to Mr. and Mrs.
Burnett was very well attended, and an
excellent programme was given. The
stage in the Institute Hall was beautifully decorated with flowers loaned by
the Johnston Floral Company, and the
furniture by Alessrs. Weiler Bros. Airs.
Lewis Hall had charge of the decorations ,and the result bore eloquent testimony to her good taste. Mr. J. G.
Brown gave the first number on the programme, and was followed by Mr. Jesse
Longfield in a viola solo. The other
numbers were: Song, "Counsel a' Nina,"
by Aliss Queenie McCoy; recitation,
"The Moon and the Wind," by Airs.
William Gleason;    song,    "The    Wood
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and refreshes on a warm day is the
glass of cold, sparkling soda water
drawn from our fountain, and
flavored wit ] pure fruit juices. It
is the draught that gives life to the
weary shopper and business man,
when, the heat makes them unfit
for further effort. Our ice cream
soda is both food and drink, and is
luscious and palatable in the most
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soda fills the bill.
'PHONE A850.
A week or two ago a citizen was trip ■
ped and hurt by a broken plank on Gar-1 Nymph's Call," by Airs. William Greg-
bally road sidewalk.    He complained to• son;_ song, "i«™i-n„„» i,v Mrs   ftldenr
the city authorities:   Forthwith someone
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was despatched to the scene, nnd the
broken plank was replaced and nicely
plastered around with mud. Within a
hundred feet of the broken plank are
many more nearly as bad. These will
probably be replaced by good planks,
after someone has sued the city for
Air. George S. Perkins, a valued employee of Alessrs. John Barnsley & Co.,
the Government street sporting goods
dealers, had the misfortune a few days
since to become the victim of a serious
shotgun accident. His gun, loaded for
predatory hawks, had been left standing in a corner of the stable, and it is
supposed the vibration as he took out
the buggy caused the piece to fall, discharging it. The contents of both barrels passed through Air. Perkins' foot,
and it is both feared and supposed that
amputation will be necessary.
The short, street formerly known as
Andrew, which joins Bridge street and
~ . j Garbally road,  is  in  the future to be
It is reported as probable—indeed   he   i?llown as Bridge street.     Tlie   house
himself has partially promised   it—that | mtmners are not vet re-arranged.    The
Mr. Neil Munro, the distinguished Scot-1 bvidge nniting thig  extension with  the
I t'.sh journalist, literateur and novelist,
\ will shortly come to this province for an
1 extended visit, with the intention of
J making a close study of the British Co-
\ lumbia Indian, his manners /traditions,
I history and legends. The so-called "digger" Indian of the Coast has heretofore
fared but ill in literature. He has been
set down as ignorant, dirtier than dirt,
and about everything else that is contemptible and inartistic. Few have
striven to analyse him for the good
metal. He is for example, if one know
I him thoroughly, imbued with exceptionally fine dramatic instincts. He has
-too a wealth of poetry In his legendary
lore. To get nt this Mr. Munro proposes to do as Air. Roger Pocock has
done—live among the Indians, break
bread and eat salt with them—or salmon
as it will be in this case—and gain their
confidence and their regard. The result
will undoubtedly be good for literature.
Although physically less picturesque |
than his plainsman brother, the despised
Coast Indian has more beautiful and
poetic legends than the plainsman—and
no one has yet arisen to utilize this new
literary material, unless it be Airs. D.
R. Harris, who has left much for others.
Air. Pocock has also shown perception of
the value of Indian history and tradition,
and Mr. J. F. Bledsoe in his "Giawak,"
.published some ten years ago, produced
a poem based on Haida legend thnt was
well worthy to be taught in every British Columbia public school as literature,
and as showing the beauty of Indian
original Bridge street is only twelve feet
wide and lias no sidewalk. Such a con
ditiori of aflairs is dangerous both to
pedestrians and to vehicular traffic.
Phone 56
The vessels of  the   Australian-Canadian  steamship line will  hereafter call
Good-Bye," by Mrs. Gideon
Hicks; song, "Oh, Fair, Oh Sweet and
Holy." by Airs. Burnett; piano solo by
Mr. Watkis; song, "The Stirrup Cup,"
by i,i.r. Herbert Kent; picolo solo by Air.
G. H. Larrigan; song, "Beloved, It Is
Mom," by Airs. D. IS. Campbell; song,
"The Baudalero," by Gideon Hicks;
duet, "The Fishermen," by Messrs.
Goward and Brown; recitation by Mr.
William Allan: song. "Love Divine," by
Air. and Airs. Gideon Hicks; violin selection by Mr. E. C. B. Fawcett.
The concert was in every way successful, and Airs. Hall and Air. Watkis con-!
tributed to that result by the excellent
work as accompanists. i
(Hush Kennedy.)
The conductor and members of the
Victoria Amateur Orchestral Society
are to be heartily congratulated on the
unqualified success of their initial concert in the Institute Hall on Thursday
evening, and nil true music lovers in
Victoria are to be congratulated no less
heartily on the promising conditions under which the new organization commenced its career. The truest and
severest test of the taste in music of a
public must be sought in its appreciation
of absolute music, but especially of that
highest development of absolute music—
that form which the greatest composers
have enriched so lavishly with their best
—chamber music. Many a city now
supporting a great symphony orchestra
of professional players traces its real
musical  taste to the
at Auckland, N. Z.. this being the result | growth in higher
of representations made by the Union j day when some enthnsmstic amateurs,
Steamship Company, of New Zealand, undf *e baton of an experienced p 0-
who are anxious to secure direct connec-  £essional conductor,  p ^*«'    fl«*
i programme ot orchestral works,   l^et us
1 hope for a repetition of that happy experience in Victoria.   Judging from the
Works, is about to erect   a   two-story I ^"ty plaudits of its first audience  the
block on Government street between W.hociety-n healthy Infant-w 11 :,ot  yn
for the encouragement so necessary to
tion with the Dominion.
F.  Aloore, of the Victoria  Chemical ,
B. Shakespeare's and Brown & Cooper's. I
The building is to be occupied by the
Hinton Electric Company. Hooper &
Wafkins, the architects, nre inviting-
In these days of the spring running
one is moved again to regret that the
excellent and practicable plans of Hon.
J. H. Turner with respect to the utilization of the government grounds, have
not been carried out by his successors
in the government of the country. Mr.
Turner, it will be remembered, proposed
tender years,
The first number, the Cherubini overture. "Lodviskn," scarcely gave a fair
idea of the    society's    powers.    There
  were faulty intonations nnd ragged en-
vr    tv- n  tt i-i • 1.1.     ,        trances not    confined    to    the    purely
Mr. D. C. Hutchinson, who has been ^   dlvtolon. of the   organization,
working as fourth engineer on the Em- j ,,1|t ;„ succeeding nnmben the cnBemble
press of China   has    111st    taken    tan m,lch  niore       fect    In  Hay(ln-g
chief's    certificate.     Mr    Hutchinson  8urpri86 symphonyi with ;ts sparkling,
served his apprenticeship in the Victor*  , ,   th(vt sometimes breaks in.
Machinery Depot, and is well known m J ,n nct|U1,  laug,,tel._as ,„  the    passage
ow"' I where the double basses burlesque    the
phrase given out by the flutes—the or-
His Grace the Duke of Sutherland
during his visit to Victoria this week
acquiesced in his name being placed on
the list of vice-pntrons of the proposed
lifebont nnd life-saving institution.
Alt'. ,T. ,T. Noury is just finishing up
the grounds around his new house on
Bridge street. The gnrden which he is
iust Inying out nnd fencing covers four
The Supreme court will sit here on
Ihe 3rd of Alny for the hearing of civil
causes, nnd on the following day for
criminal business.
tlie climax of the enthusiams during the
evening. In his solo numbers, Chopin's
Troisieme Ballade, with the famous
Berceuse as an encore, Air. Watkis had
chosen numbers that demand those extreme perfections of nuance so difficult
to keep up amid the routine work of
teaching, and his work amply , demonstrated his sterling ability. It was in
[the Trio, however, that he appeared to
greatest advantage. There, his clean
phrasing, his fine sense of rhythm, and
the convincing authority that dominated
the whole work while preserving a just
balance of tone, stamped him as an ensemble player worthy of exceedingly
good company. The influence of such
an artist, both as a teacher and as a
performer, should bear abundant fruit in
Dr. Nash, both as leader of the orchestra and in the trio, acquitted himself nobly. His intonation is absolutely
satisfying, and his phrasing—particularly in the encore number, a beautiful
trio by Widor—was that of an artist,
His bowing was worthy of rather closer
imitation than some of his colleagues
among the first violins achieved.
Air. Aliddleton, the assisting 'cellist,
was a valuable acquisition. He was not
to be balked of his opportunity to show
that he still remembers the national
anthem, although, in Tacoma, he now
hears it to alien words.
The singer of the evening Airs. F. B.
Pemberton, is to be congrntualted on a
choice of songs that embraced the works
of three of the greatest masters of the
modern lied—Schumann, Rubenstcin nnd
Jensen. Such songs ns these, requiring
no oxtrnneous aid of scenery or action,
nre in the best taste on the concert platform. The murmuring accompaniment
of the Jensen song, ns played by Mr.
Watkis, was a delight.
To conclude even a hasty review of the
concert without n word on the work of
the conductor would be an unhappy
oversight. To bring an amateur organization, many of whose members have
never before plnyed in an orchestra, to
the degree of perfection thnt will enable
them to play in public, with credit, even
the easier works of the classical masters
is pioneer work that calls for tact, firni-
ness and personal influence, ns well as
for purely musical ability. As n programme maker, loo. Air. Watkis showed
to especial ndvnntnge. One might
quarrel with the selection of the Mendelssohn "Cornelius" march, with its
endless repetitions of a rather bald
theme, but it made a spirited conclusion
to the entertainment, nnd its success
with the audience was pronounced, the
whole programme, in view of the inevitable limitations of amateur performers,
wns admirably chosen to bring out the
best possibilities of the society. The
public has reason to look forward with
keen pleasure to (he next concert of the
Victoria  Amateur Orchestral  Society.
MAY 24TH, 1904.
Naval and Indian War Canoe Races,
Four-oared Amateur Senior and Junior,
B. C. Championship. The warships of
the Pacific squadron will be open to
At Beacon Hill Park at 9 p.m.
Band Concerts afternoon and evening.
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Intermezzo for strings alone, by Gillet.
showed to .advantage the first violins. It
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orchestra lies, nnd it would materially
add to the effectiveness of the ensemble
if one of these more experienced plnyers
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to give greater authority to the second
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would give a much better account of
themselves were they led ns I have suggested. The Vancouver Intermediate Lacrosse
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D Alinor Sonata) provided the climax of j schedule. The teams represented nre the
the programme in point of merit, nnd. it Crescents, Maple Leaves, Wetsminstore,
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The Colonist of Tuesday had an article uu aid to railways. Everyone,
after reading it, must have felt pleased
thnt the paper disavowed any chlini 111
speak for the government of the province in the premises. The article nevertheless calls for comment, because th,-
Colonist supports Mr. McBride's admin
istration and.is understood to be edited
by a -gentleman occupying a prominent
place in government circles in the legislature, the editor also of a Vancouver
newspaper whose relations to a great
railway corporation are understood to be
intimate. In this article the public are
That they ignore the lessons of las!
session as to the financial standing of
the province;
That the argument that it is the duly
of the government .to open up the resources of the province is "old and
threadbare;" v
That the province cannot afford t>
embark in a policy "unless it is of such
a diameter that the risk or obligation
is really infinitesimal;"
That the "provincial .creditor" has received certain assurances which debar
the government from assisting enterprises "of a comparatively speculative
It is, wu repeat, satisfactory to know
that the Colonist in the expression of
the above opinions does not express the
views of the provincial administration,
because, if it djd, we would have good
cause for despair.
First as to the "provincial creditor."
'me opinion expressed by the Colonist
on this matter would be pointless unless
it was based upon the assumption that
the province is' on the ragged edge of
bankruptcy. .If British Columbia is progressing, if it possesses tlie resources
claimed for it, if its potential progress
is what we have all claimed, .the existing provincial debt is n matter that need
give neither the public nor the provincial creditor" any concern whatever.
The "provincial creditor," whomever he
may be, gets and will continue to get,
his interest regularly, nnd when the
principal falls due it will be paid: The
Colonist will admit both these propositions, and as they are absolutely uncontrovertible, the "provincial creditor" has
no claim upon us for anything, and the
legislature is under no obligation to consider what he may like or not like iii
regard to future undertakings. Moreover, it is sound economic doctrine that
money judiciously expended .in tlie development of a country increases the
vn.lue of the securities of that country.
Next as to tlie necessity of the pros-i
pective obligation being "infinitesimal."
It is not easy to understand just what
is meant by this. The only "infinitesimal" obligation that we can imagine is
■one resulting from a bald resolution by
tlie legislature declaring its belief that
railway construction is a good thing. Ir
the province is to give financial aid to a
railway the obligation must be actual;
but it need not necessarily be burdensome even in an infinitesimal degree.
Let us look into this a little.
The people of Vancouver Island contribute in round numbers five dollars I
per head to the provincial revenue. Now
let it be supposed for the sake of illustration that by giving aid to railways
to the extent of $10,000 per mile of 31
per cent, inscribed stock the immediate j
construction of 1,000 miles of railway
can be secured. This would involve a |
charge upon the revenue of $400,000 per
annum, including 1 per cent, for sinking fund. An addition of 80,000 to the
population would mean the receipt by
the government of this amount, assum-,
ing thnt they contributed at the snme
ratio as the people of Vancouver Island, I
That is, if the construction of railways
led to the increase of population at the
rate of SO people to the mile of railway,
Ihe additional population would pay the
interest and sinking fund. .Now SO people to the mile of railway would bo
equivalent to a population of 0,000 people between here nnd Wellington, or
1,200 between Hillside avenue and Sidney, and no argument is necessary to
show that such a population would follow immediately upon the construction
of any line of railway worthy of receiving provincial aid, and would be greatly
increased afterwards. This is not intended as a declaration in favor of such
a subsidy as is suggested, but only as a
measure whereby nn estimate may lie
formed of the unlikelihood of reasonable
railway aid becoming a burdensome
charge upon the revenue of the province.
Third, ns to the nrgument as to Hie
duty of the government to develop the
province being "old and threadbare."
Well, so are the ten commandments.
Fourth, as to the lesson taught by the
Inst, session. That lesson, ns it appears
to many people, is that the prime duty
of the government is to devise means
whereby the province may be opened up,
settlers may be brought into it, industries established, and the revenue be augmented.
The time is drawing near when the
first payment under the terms of the
bonus to the Victoria Terminal Railway
Company is payable, and it is proper to
review the results that have flowed from
the action of the ratepayers in promising
assistance to that enterprise.
The first effect was the bringing of
freight cars into Victoria via the E. &
N. Railway, by the C. I'. R. Up to
tell time when tiie Terminal by-law was
submitted, the C. P. It. cars came down
ns far as the pottery works but ,no
nearer the city, and the only way in
which merchants could get goods into the
city from eastern points was by transshipment by steamer either from Vancouver or Seattle. Shipments from Victoria to .Mainland points also had to be
made by steamer. Ever since the submission of the by-law it lias been pos
sible for Victoria merchants and manufacturers to receive and ship goods in
unbroken carload lots from or , to any
place on tlie Continent, and since the
entry of the Terminal Company into
business they have had a choice of
The next effect was the abolition of
wharfage charges. This .was a very
substantial gain to Victoria shippers.
The next effect was that Victoria re
ceived  terminal  rates.    This  costs  the
railways, especially the C. P. R., something very  considerable.    It is  understood that the cost to the C. P. R. of
bringing a loaded car from Vancouver
to  Victoria  and  returning  it empty  is
about $50, and that if ,it returns loaded
the cost is $00.   These figures may not
be absolutely correct, but they are probably not far astray. Presumably it costs
the Great Northern something like the
same.   Victoria gets the accommodation
witliout its shippers having to pay for
it, because, owing to tlie fact that the
cars of two great transcontinental systems can deliver goods in unbroken bulk
into the city, we have competition in ser- i
The next effect was that the Victoria |
& Sidney line was extended into the i
heart of the city, which was a very,
great convenience to persons using the j
The great effect was that the attitude
of the C. P. It. towards Victoria underwent an immediate:' transformation.
While Victoria remained without any
railway connection with the Mainland,,
the C. P. R. did not see the necessity of
treating this city as a terminal point. |
There was no reason from that company's point of view why it should do
so. It must be remembered that railway companies are business organizations, and are not likely to pay $50 or
more per ear on merchandise, when they
do not have to. The moment Victoria
became a competitive point between
transcontinental lines the C. P. R. at i
once very wisely determined to give ns
good n service as any other road could
give, even if it cost something to do it.
It also determined to build up business
to Victoria, and for that reason it
Bought out the C. P. N. Co.,
Built the Princess Victoria,
Reduced the fare to Vancouver,
Built the Princess Beatrice,
Undertook the Seattle run,
Determined to build a new dock,
Decided to erect a great tourist hotel.
These things were the direct outcome
of the favorable vote on the by-law,
which gave Victoria the immense advantages which result from being a competing point between two great transcontinental  systems.
And the end is not yet.
The great  lesson  which these  things
teach  Uie people of  Victoria   is   that
they must have competition in railway
service.   The moment a community gets
into the hands of any one transportation
company its progress is almost sure to I
be arrested.    This wns the case  with j
Tacoma  .which  was boomed    by    the I
Northern  Pacific, until  it bade fair to
overshadow    every    other city  on   the
coast, but the towns that had more than
one, railway soon outstripped it.    Van-!
couver lias been a one-railway town, but
it chafes under the restriction, and the j
prospect that it will be, the terminus of
a second line has given an impetus to |
all lilies of business.    Victoria has two j
railways.    It stands    a    chance for n |
third, but it will be wise to hold on to
the two it now has.   We have tlie C. P.
R.  and it is doing very much for  us.
We have the Great. Northern, nnd if wo
hold on to it, we may expect it to do n
great deal for us.
Let us ke/»p Victoria a competing
Iii addition we have to consider that
on the completion of the New Westminster bridge there will be no obstacle in
the way of the Delta farmers sending
their produce by rail direct to Vancouver, thnt it would bo taken away from
Victoria dealers if it wore not .for the
ferry connection which puts the city on
an equal footing with that city in this
respect.    The possible  agricultural  de
velopment of the Delta country is enormous. There is no richer tract of soil anywhere on tiie Continent. Moreover, the
ferry gives our wholesalers direct access to this very valuable territory. A
point to be considered is this, that with
tlie ferry we stand in,just as good a competing position as Vancouver ill after
the bridge over the Eraser is completed.
We should not lose this advantage.
It is said by friends of the government, that the ministers nre hamper™
in deciding upon a railway ,policy because it is impossible for them to please
every section of the province from,which
their supporters come, and consequently
riser may find themselves in a minority on a test question, even if they are
able to curry a railway measure witli
the help of opposition support. Tfiis
• night not to be. Air, McBride is the
leader of the Conservative party in the
local House, and he is entitled to the
support of his party on questions of
policy even if they do not meet toe views
of members in some detail affecting a
special locality. The great advantage,
which we were told was to How from
the introduction of federal party line;*
was that the government could count
upon the support of its party, and that
the.old game of "hold-up" would be at,
an end. But some member may say:
"If 1 support a railway policy that does
not provide for my constituency, 1 need
never offer for re-election." Well, what
of it? There is not a man in British
Columbia whose presence in the legislature is of sufficient importance to justify tlie retarding of the progress of the
country twenty-four hours in order to
save his seat at the next election.
The Christian Scientists of Rossland
have fixed $5 'a week as a regular
charge for praying for the sick. If
there is anything calculated to convince
the world of the fallacy of Christian
Science faith it is here .presented. Prayer is the earnest intercourse between
man and his Maker, to employ which
the spiritual man must lay aside his
grosser self with all its littleless. To fix
a price for prayer is to make of a,sacred
privilege a sucreligious mockery.
A disposition is exhibited in certain
quarters to make war on the free school
system, it is well that the cloven foot
has been shown. The next time th<?
ratepayers have an opportunity to show
these reactionaries how small a part
they really play in tlie control or affairs, when once .the public are aroused,
the more or less noble 400 will find themselves so completely snowed under that
they will not think it worth while to try
to crawl out into daylight again.
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The prolonged absence from his official duties of one of the aldermen for
North Ward, who is also chairman of
the finance committee and a member of
the police commission, is exciting considerable comment. If for persona)
reasons the alderman does not find it
convenient to discharge bis duties, the
proper thing for hiin to do is to resign.
He made an excellent alderman during
his previous term, and the public would
be very glad to see him actively in his
place again.
"Happy is a country whose annals
are not glorious," said some philosopher,
and we suppose it may be said with
eqnal truth that a ministry is happy
when its opponents confine themselves to
such pointless business as prophecies of
the resignation of divers of its members.
The minor prophets are busy just now
with the future of the Laurier ministry
in this respect.
Russia occupies Chinese territory and!
refuses to vacate.    Japan declares war |
for the purpose, among other .things, of 1
compelling her to vacate.    To carry out
this campaign, it will be necessary for I
Japan to land troops on  Chinese soil, i
nnd Russia screams out. that this will!
be a violation of the law of neutrality,
ft may safely be said that if Russia will j
get out. of Chinese territory. Japan will
do the snme.
Alexiefl' is the man, who above all
others is responsible for the precipitation of hostilities in the Orient. He
now wants to resign. The Czar would
be a happy man if lie could get rid oil
his responsibility in the same easy way.
Rather an unpleasant incident o-icurr-id
in parliament a few days ago. Mr.
Borden read from a confidential memorandum presented by Mr. Blair to Ihe
government in December, 1002. on tlie
railway question. There is nothing
specially new in it, nnd the extraordinary thing is that Mr. Borden should
have made use of a document, upon
which the word "confidential" was dis-
tlnetly written. No harm was done, but
it is a bad thing to have confidential
papers read in public, especially when
Ihe possession of them by the party vending them implies dishonesty on the part
of some departmental officer.
Ralph Smith, M.P., wants the Grand
Trunk Pacific to import laborers from
the United Kingdom to work on the
ra'lway, The idea is a good one, because such people will become settlers
in the country.
(Continued from page l.)j
how the stocks, held by the Northern
Securities Company, shall be distributed. This company was declared
illegal by the Supreme court of the
United States, and the question at issue
is what shall be done with the stocks
which this company was organized to
hold, and it includes those of the Northern Pacific, the Great Northern, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Union
Pacific, and the Southern Pacific.
The New York Herald likens the suit
to the presence of a lighted match near
a train of powder, and fears that the
result may be disastrous to the money
market.   Wall street is very uneasy.
Toronto had a $12,000,000 fire on
Tuesday night. It wns in the business
part of the city.
Col. William Strader died recently nt
Louisville, Kentucky. His dying wish
was that his body should be cremated
and the ashes scattered on the Ohio
river, "And if tliis is done and the
Angel Gabriel can collect my remains
for the judgment, T will take off my hat
to him." he added. His wish was carried out, and as the ashes were scattered
his friends said, as directed by his will:
"Here goes nothing." Then, as also directed by the will, they repaired ro u
saloon and drank each other's uealth.
All this with much ceremony at midnight amid tlie- tolling of bells..
Mr. Borden's amendment to the Grand
Trunk Pacific resolutions was voted on
last Wednesday and the House divided
01 for and 112 against. Further progress
of the measure will not be opposed in
all probability, except by some of tlie
Senators, 'tuere will be discussions over
details as a matter of course.
The general council of the Bar of
England has passed a resolution declaring its satisfaction at the conclusion of
treaties of arbitration, and expressing
the hope that the feeling in Canada and
the United States in favor of an arbitration treaty between the latter country
and the Unked Kingdom will be givei,
practical effect.
The discovery in Rome of an altar
erected to the memory of Manlius Cur-
tius, who sprang on horseback into the
chasm, which opened in the Roman
Forum,, and which fhe soothsayers said
would not close until the most precious
thing in the state had been cast into it,
revives a deeply interesting story from
the domain of the mythical. The most
precious thing, said the hero of antiquity, is love of country.
The United States House of Represen-
talives has passed a bill admitting
Oklahoma and the Indian Territory as
a state under thb name of Oklahoma,
and Arizona and New Mexico also as a
state under the name of Arizona.
The deficit in the United Kingdom for
the financial year just closed was $27,-
073,000, and a deficit of $19,000,000 for
the current year at the present rate of
taxation was anticipated. , To meet this
it is proposed to increase the income tax
by a penny on the pound and impose nn
additional duty of two pence a pound on
tea. Changes are proposed in the tobacco duties, which will add $2,730,000
to the revenue. These additional
sources of revenue will swell the receipts to $718,050,000, which will give
a surplus of $S,fi50,000.
Col. Domville has introduced into the
Senate a bill making the British shilling
a legal tender. He says this is neces-
siry because of the arrival of so many
Immigrants. There does not appear to
ho any good reason why n British shilling should not be accepted ns equal to
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The Week
in Society.
His Grace of Sutherland Hospitably   Entertained.—Hockey
Girls' Cinderella Party.
The following ladies and gentlemen
had the honor of being invited to dine
at Government House on Wednesday
evening to meet His Grace the Duke of
Sutherland; His Honor Sir Daniel McMillan, K.C.M.G.; the Hon. Edgar and
Mrs. Dewdney, Mrs. W. J. and Miss
Macdonald, Mr. D. Macdonald, the Hon.
Mr'. Justice and Miss Tyrwhitt-Drake,
the Hon. Mr. Justice and Mrs. Irving,
the Hon. Richard and Mrs. McBride,
Captain the Hon. Pi, G. Tatlow, Mrs,
and Miss Tatlow, the
Green,   Lady   Bromley
handsome silk drape, Dr. Roy B. Dyer;
handsome satin cushion, Mrs. and Miss
Roe; Battenburg centrepiece, Miss Skinner; silver teaspoons, Miss E. Johnson
and Mr. ±-.. Tait;   silver   cruet,    Miss
Nellie Johnson   and   Mr. Geo. Bailey;
silver toast rack, Mr., Mrs. and Jesse;
Longfield; handsome fruit dish, Mr. and
Mrs.   L.   Camsusa;    handsome   flower
stand, Mr. and Mrs. Daly; silver butter j
knife, Miss Sissie Johnson; silver sugar
shell, Mr. R. Johnson; afternoon tea set, j
Mr. Walter Winsby;   cheese  dish, Mr. ;
and Mrs. Pretty; china sugar bowl, Mr. |
W. Winsby; set of dinner knives, Mr.
the visitors at tlie Union club on Saturday evening last, Mr. F. B. Pember-
ton, as president of tlie hospitable Victoria Golf Club, acting ns chairman,
and the tables being very effectively
decorated with spring flowers mingling
their fragrance and their color with the
exotic gems of the hothouse and feathery ferns. Among the company were
Messrs. G. L. Munn, E. A. Strout, J.
B. Lukes, J. B. Wing, F. C. Newton,
H. D. Sewell, R. D. Merrill, and E. J.
Garratt (Seattle), R. L. Macleay and E.
Ayer, (Portland), and F. T. AleCul-
lough    (Spokane),  Hon.  A,   E.   Smith,
and Mrs. Winsby; dessert knives, Mr. ! United States Consul, and Messrs. C. B.
! and Mrs.  Robinson;  check,   Mr.   Geo. ! Stahlschmidt, Major A. W. Jones, Cnp-
Cliffe;  silver cake dish, Mr.  and Mrs. j tain Davidson, W. E. Oliver, A. P. Lux-
James Dunsinuir, Miss Dunsmuir, Mrs.
Goodrich, Captain Fraser, R.N.; Lieut.
Col. English, His Worship the Mayor
and Mrs. Barnard, Dr. I. W. and Mrs.
Powell, Miss Powell, Commander and
Mrs. Parry, Major and Mrs. Bland,
Major and Mrs. Audain, Miss Keefer,
Miss Davie, Miss McKinnon, Mr. Wm.
Whyte, Mr. R. Marpole, Mr. H. J.
Cambie, Mr. Roland Stuart, Mr. J. J.
McEnnery, Mr. A. Simpson, Captain B.
H. Tyrwhitt-Drake, and Mr. R. B.
Powell, private secretary. Lady de
Lotbiniere being debarred through indisposition from assisting His Honor ln
the entertainment of their guests, Miss
Boswell very charmingly discharged the
duties of hostess.
*     *     *
St. Barnabas church    on    Caledonia
avenue was on Tuesday evening at seven
Shakespeare; silver sugar shell, Mr. and
Mrs. Luney; silver pickle jar, Mrs. and
Miss Camsusa; set of table napkins, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Morris; sofi  pillow, Miss
M. O'Keefe; reed ottoman, Mr. H. P.
Winsby; salad dishes and rose jar, Mr.
I and Mrs. Robt. John; oak tray, Mr. M.
Hon.    R.    E. j Dean; toilet set, Miss M. Davies; sofa
Mr. and Mrs. j cixsliion. Miss Frances Johnson; cushion.
ton, C. J. Prior, W. H. Langley, C. W.
Rhodes, D. R. Irvine, W. A. Ward, A.
T. Goward, B. F. Cronyn, P. S. Lump-
man, II. R. Burroughes, D. M. Rogers,
F. C. Gamble, C. H. Cookson, His Worship Mayor Barnard, J. W. Ambery, J.
. P. Babcock, R. Cassidy, B. H. Tyrwhitt-
Drake, and A. S. Robertson. After the
customary    loyal    and    internationally
decorative scheme. The supper room,
too, was tastefully bedecked, lilies, ivy,
bunting and japanica, with crepe papers
being  used  with  good  effect,
gay with "tlie excitement of a" wedding, i the merry company were noticed: Mrs.
the bride being Miss    Mabel    Davies, | Freeman,    Miss    Leeming,    Miss   D.
Miss Flora Russell; fruit set, Mr. and \ fraternally toasts of such occasions, the
Mrs. F. Smith; silver bonbon tongs, Miss I visitors and the sport were similarly
A. Mellon; silver salt and pepper set, i honored, short and witty speeches being
Mrs. and Miss Bailey. j the rule of the evening, with just suffl-
*,-*,* ! cient variety  in song and  story.    Mr.
Thursday evening was made particu- ! McCullough of Spokane in the course of
larly enjoyable for those who attended j a few apropos remarks stated that tlie
the Cinderella dancing party given by new golf house which is being erected
the Victorju Ladies' Hockey Club at the |ln llis home city at a very considerable
Victoria Hall on Blanchard street. The j expenditure, is now almost completed
decorations were in excellent taste and ' and w-!1 be ready for occupancy by the
decidedly brightening and effective, the eud of the present summer; while the
ballroom being very prettily adorned I new 9-hole course of tlie Spokane Golf
with bunting, flags, Oriental lanterns , Cmb .WM be opened for play coincident-
and a wealth of flowers, while as may ; lv with the housewarming at the new
be supposed the club colors—red and \ cluD home. Mr. Stahlschmidt, as presi-
white—were not  unaccentunted in  the' d.ent of 'he Pacific Northwest Associa-
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youngest daughter of Mr. George Davies
[(•of Garbally road—who was gowned becomingly for the occasion in ivory white
silk with chiffon over taffeta—and the
groom, Mr. Delbert E. Whittaker, fourth
son of Mr. William Whittaker. The
church had been appropriately and artistically decorated for the festival occasion by the girl friends of the bride, a
.feature of the floral decorations being a
berV of roses, lilies and carnations be-
i neath wliich the ceremony was performed by Rev. E. G. Miller, rector of St.
|t Barnabas.   The bride, who was given
I-away by her father, carried n shower
bouquet of  white carnations; her only
; ornaments were an antique locket and
chain, the present from the groom. Miss
Minnie Davies, sister of the bride, was
i her attendant,, her costume being of pale
1 green over paie pink taffeta, With picture
hat to match; while her bouquet was
suitably of pink carnations. She wore
also on her wrist a groom's gift in the
form of a eautiful gold bracelet. The
little flower maidens, Misses Frances
Johnson and Flora Russell, were also
recipients of souvenir gifts appropriately selected, from the happy groom,
these taking the form of pearl necklaces
which went very prettily with the pale
pink etamine dresses and the baskets
■jf dewy primroses. Mr. Herbert Winsby supported his friend the groom, whlie
Mr. Jesse Longfield presided at the organ. After the church ceremony, which
many friends had the pleasure of wit
Leeming, Miss Leiser, the Misses Sehl,
Miss Nason, Miss Bains, Miss Wilson,
Miss King, Miss Fell, Miss Nioholles,
tion, in returning thanks on behalf of
the executive and visitors to the hospitable Victoria Golf Club, stated that it
\mnni i had been arranged that the next meet-
b ' ing of the P. N. G. A. shall be held at
Seattle during May of next year, which
will signally celebrate the establishment
of golf ns a popular pastime of Seattle,
this being the first occasion on which the
Miss E. Nioholles, Miss Atkinson, Miss i championship meeting has gone to the ,
Laing, Miss Roberts, Miss Bowron, Miss i Ql,eeu Citv of the Sound, it having in i
Heaney, Miss Bucket, Miss Newcombe,! Previous years been held only at Vic-
Mrs. Simpson,   Miss    Brown, Miss K. ' tom> the home of the parent golf club |
King, Miss Ftitcher, Miss J. Brown, Mrs. j f the coas*> at Tacoma and at Port-
Mcintosh, the Misses Lucas, the Misses ■ lant'-
Fraser,   Miss   Johnson,    Messrs,     W.
Moresby, D. Leeming, W. Winsby, R
H. Wilson, F. White, L. Yorke, E.
Brown, T. J. Wilson, J. H. Lawson, jr.,
J. Lawson, II. Austin, P. Austin, C.
Patton, J. Keefer, H. Leiser, G. Gres-
toch, R. Worlock, A. Moss, B. Goddard,
W. Yorke, A. McLean, A. Raymer, K.
Soholefield, G. Powers, C. Harris, J.
Cambie, E. MoC'innan, J. C. Mcintosh,
A. Fraser, W. Fraser, C. McKilligan,
L. Foote, G. Grant, A. G. King, T.
Fawcett, II. G. Dalby, C. Berkeley and
H. F. Cornwall. The chaperons of the
evening were Mesdames Lubbe, Simpson, Wilson and Johnson.
• * *
Upon tlie Rev. W. 1). Barber last
Tuesday evening devolved the pleasant
duty of officiating at the marriage of
Mr. William Barrington Howe Hnynes,
of Osoyoos, this province, and Miss
Mary Evelyn Hardie, daughter of the
late Mr. Henry Hardie, of Manchester,
Enc    and  Mrs.  Hardie,  of  Esqu'malt
Road. Attendance at the ceremony was
limited to the immediate friends and
family of the contracting parties, to
whom, however, nre extended the most
sincere congratulations of a lnrge circle
of friends throughout the city nnd province, The bride's gown was of crenm
crepe de chine with ecru insertion; the
For Up-To-Date BOOTS and SHOES,
A.GREGG & SON, Merchant Tailors
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley McBraire Smith ! bridal wrt'ath was ot the traditional and
while enjoying the honeymoon days of j ''omftn«e-»agrant orange blossoms, while
their new relationship in the cities of the | , bndaI bouquet was of crenm roses
Sound, have excellent excuse for self-1 i carnations, with asparagus ferns,
refieitririou in fhe complete success of I len™ antl diamonds were the bride's
their little plan by which they stole a I ornalne1*- Miss Cecil Hardie, who
march upon their expectant friends. ' ' e
The wedding, it will be remembered,
was generally announced for Wednesday evening of this present week. Upon
that announcement the friends of the
prospective bride and bridegroom built
Tin ana Goprware Manufacturers
Stove Dealers and General Furnishers, Tin Roofers, Gas
and Water Pipe Fitters and General Jobbers,
Circulating Boilers, Steel Sinks, Baths and a full line of Enamel Ware in stock
A few second-hand Cook Stoves for sale. Country orders receive our careful
a very winsome bridesmaid, wore
cream nun's veiling trimmed with white ]
satin, her shower bouquet being of pale'
pink carnations and. asparagus ferns. A i
gold bangle set with turquoise and opals I
was the groom's gift to her.   The wed'
nesslng, the wedding party returned to,,—r   „..„^ ...... „i.„„si^,„ „„„.. _-. —     ^„c „cu-
the residence of the bride's parents, their plans. Alns, they all were fated [ , f. "lnner nnfl reception were nt the
where a reception was held from 8.301 to overthrow. It was on Tuesday even-1 ''e™ence of the bride's mother, which
to 10.30, at which hour supper was: ing that the Wedding party, limited tol ,. hePn charmingly decorated with
served and the toasts of bride, -of! the immediate circle of the contracting !i'"'"IK "owers, the color scheme being
groom, and of their mutual happiness | parties, invaded the Church of the Holy '," fp1<!l.',m mei'S!"S .into deep chrome, and
and prosperity were duly honored. Mr. I Saviour, and Rev. W. D. Barber offici- j J'"™"1'** Jonquils, Easter lilies nnd roses
and Mrs. Whittaker left for Vancouver' ated at the ceremony thnt made the I ,s eB1P'oyed with splendid effect
by the Charmer the same evening, the! twain as one. The bride, Miss Eliza- j nfains' _a background of palms,
bride's going-away dress being of dark | beth Beatrice Peddle, wore for the
green cloth with  gold   braid  trimming | church ceremony her travelling costume
of grey cloth, and carried bridal roses.
She and her husband, who is the eldest
son of Mr, J. McB. Smith, Deputy Minister of Finance for  British Columbia, ,
are immensely popular in a large social I '•'"won,
circle.   They left for the Sound by
Dominion Government
Telephone 32
P.O. Box No. 18
and hat to match. Upon their return
from the honeymoon journeying Mr. and
1 Mrs. Whittaker expect' to make their
home on Whittaker street. Of the multitudinous presents received by Mrs.
Whittaker as souvenirs of her wedding
day the following is but an incomplete
list; Handsome   china   dinner set, Mr.
nd Mrs. Whittaker; parlor carpet and
clock, Mr. and Mrs. G. Davies; check,
Mr. and ».j.rs. C. Sehnoter; eider down
juilt, Mrs. L. S. Johnson; check, Mr. G.
Buttery; handsome reed rocker, Mr.
Alex. Patterson; parlor cloth, Mr. W.
Appleton; check, Mr. anil Mrs. Moore;
silver napkin rings, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Irvine: rocker, Mr. and Mrs. Russell;
mounted deer head, Mr. S. Whittaker;
oak nnd silver biscuit jar, Mr. and Mrs.
W. Moore; hnndsome Bnttenburg cushion, Mrs. A. Whittaker, jr.; hand
some china fruit set, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Sehnoter; cut glass salt and pepper
cruets, Air. F. Sehnoter; silver suit and
pepper set, Mr. R. Sehnoter; water set,
Mr. M. Sehnoter; cut glass mustard jar,
Aliss Cameron; cut glass knife rests,
Mrs. Cameron; cut glass vinegar cruet,
[Mr. and Mrs. Vallairs; cut glass mar-
nalade dish, Mr. C. Wilders; handsome
hina fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. H. Wil-
lers; oak and silver biscuit jar, Mr. and
>Irs. J. Bland; onk nnd silver butter
Irish, Messrs. W. and J. Bland; point
ace ten cosy, Miss Ida Braden; carving J
iiet, Mr. nnd Mrs. Cnrmichael; hnndsome
nrlor table, Air. E. Geiger: silver toast
ack, Mrs. and Miss Underbill; silver
udding dish, Mr. and Mrs. R. Davies;
Wk.-ucom the evening of the wedding,
and upon their return will take up their
residence in Victoria.
_  „. , , potted
plants, ferns and mosses.   The reception
in the evening concluded with n dance
at which, in addition to the members of
the family, there were some forty guests,
among Miem being Mr. and Miss Saunders. Miss Gibson, Mr. Gibson, Mr. H.
Mr.    Goward, Mr, nnd Mrs.
..   j Moresby,  Aliss  Bowron,  Mr. nnd  Airs.
j Brooks, Miss Burrowes, Air. P. H. Austin,  Air.  Fuller,  Miss Cno (Vancouver)
I and many others.   Air. and Airs. Hnynes
! left by the Charmer Wednesday for their
! future home at Tlcdley, the bride's fr.'iv-
j oiling gown   being of  navy  bine cloth
! with smart red straw toque.    The wed-
| ding gifts  comprised   many  articles  of
j taste and value,  attesting the high  re-
1 irard in which the bride <s held by many
I friends.
I     Ft  is  now ten   years  since  the  first j
1 "Primrose Ball" under the auspices of j
1 Ihe Companions of the Forest was given
I in this city, and each successive unni- j
I versary of the occasion,   seems   marked 1
with   festivities more joyous  than   before.    Last Tuesday evening it was the j
"tenth annual" of these assemblies that
drew a happy company to the A. 0. U. j
W. hall.    Preparations had been  made
011  an  elaborate  scale,    the   committee j
sparing neither themselves nor money to j
assure the perfection of all the incidental j
arrangements.   The decorations were on j
a modest but very effective    plan:    the J
supper served nt midnight wns a very j home in
satisfactory one; the floor was excellent, pleasant visit of a fortnight with Mr
and the music ditto. Although the at-j,,,,.] ^rs. .T. B. AfcCallum of Pandora
tendance this year was scarcely up to
that of previous years, the quality of Hie
hall was not discounted. Airs. K.
Davis' orchestra provided tlie music,
while the ladies' committee having the
ball arrangements in hand was composed of Airs. Robinson, Airs. Davis,
utrs, ITalponny, Mrs. Hawk, Airs. Randolph, Airs, Lambert, and Sirs. Neison.
The fortnightly dance of the Royal
Engineers' Quadrille Club was much
enjoyed by upwards of fifty couples at
the Fives Court, Work Point Barracks,
Thursday evening. The Sehl-Bnntly
orchestra furnished the music.
Aliss Lydin Davis has returned to her
New    Westminster    a fter    n
*     *     *
Rev. H. .T. Wood was called upon on
Wednesday to solemnize   the   marriage
of Air. Peter ArcLane and Aliss Winni-
fred Proper, both of Utsalady, Wash.
58 Broad Street.
Mart Sales Every Tuesday, 2 p. m.
PHONE 703,
Mme. Monk and Aliss Crook. Among
those present were Miss Woods, Aliss
Elvy Holchrist, Airs, and Aliss Kirk,
Aliss Droob, Aliss Alice Simpson, Air.
and Airs. Winter, the Alisses Peterson,
Aliss White, Mr. Gunner, Mr. AleCon-
nell, Air. Jesse Sylvester, Air. Jacobson,
Air. Semple, Air. McKenzie, Air. J. Robertson, Air. Rowson, Air. Simpson and
Air. William Fairall.
*     *     *
Lady Bromley and Mr. Bromley left
for their home in England on Thursday
evening, being accompanied by Major
and Airs. Audain, who are returning to
Cor. Gov't and Johnson Sts., Victoria.
Wholesale and
Contractors by appointment to His Majesty'!
Royal Navy, the Dominion Government, etc.
Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
Shaving Parlors
48 Yates Street.
Opposite Bank of B. N. A.
lilverTuglr'sheTl'aVd"bntto taWe" M*!| t,oor ma"aKe,'s ot the eTeninS-
Ind Airs. Palmer; cut glass knife rests,
Ir. and Airs. Forbes; afternoon sugar
nd cream set, Mr. nnd Airs. Fletcher;
and-painted   plaque,    Mrs.    Bridges;
At Semple's hall, Victoria West, last
Friday evening, a merry little company
Nelson and Mr. Randolph were the I 0f young people gathered to take leave,
at a dance in her honor, of Aliss Woods,
who is leaving on a visit fo England.
The floor was in admirable condition for
fhe dancing, which wns much enjoyed;
and acceptable music was supplied by
Marking the close of the sixth annual
golf tournament of the Pacific Nortn-
west Association,'a dinner was ^iven to
Aliss AIcKinnon of Vancouver is n
guest of Lady de Lotbiniere at Government House.
* #     *
Airs. Lamont, of Boston, is enjoying
a pleasant visit with Air. and Airs. E.
Howard Russell, Boyd street.
* *     »
AIi-s. Nicholles, Simeoe street, gave an
informal tea on Monday afternoon.
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New York, now of Paris, Prance, gives
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Repertoire. Consultation nt 12 Caledonia
Seed Store,
Headquarters for Seeds, Plants,
Nursery Stock etc. No commission
business done. We deal direct with
the consumer.
City Market,  VICTORIA.
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Some Random
Refl ections.
Wise and Otherwise  Upon   The
Story of The Week's News.—
"A Little Nonsense Now
And Then," Etc.
Perhaps Port Arthur will not fall this
* •    • ;
AH married women are good listeners
—if their husbands talk in their sleep.
* *   *
Life   is a steady   drill   for   soldiers,
newspapermen and safe robbers.
«  »   *
Togo is now a duly credited member
of the Bottlers' Union.
»   *   •
Japan has the largest guns, which
gives it Providence as an ally.
* *   *
The people of Port Arthur are said to
disapprove of long engagements.
* *   •
Statistics show but one thing for a
certainty—that the man who gets them
up is patient and industrious.
* *   *
Perhaps those Chinese robber bands
one hears so much about are merely
rubber bands.
«  *   *
It is now in order for Senator Burton
to authoritatively state that he is positively "out of politics."
* *   *
Pneumonia microbes never smile more
sweetly than when they watch a man
take off his winter flannels.
* *   *
A surer sign of spring -than the robin—
the juveniles are canvassing for funds
for the baseball clubs.
* »   *
As the Poet Houston so beautifully
puts it, "if at first you don't succeed,
* *   »
It is the Judge who charges the jury,
but the lawyer charges    the client   a
blame sight more.
* *   *
As soon as the new hurry-up wagon is
ready for service there will be none of
us too poor to go driving.
* *   *
It is not yet proven, but it is suspected, that the fire at Rideau Hall was
caused by one of Mr. Gourlay's speeches.
* «   *
Toronto paper says "a Conservative
victory is in the air." But it doesn't
specify the brand of air.
* *  •
One reason public feeling is with the
Japanese is because it is easier to remember their names.
* *   «
Latest advices from Thibet indicate
that the Lion and the Lama will lie
down together, with tlie Lama an inside passenger,
* •   •
A newspaper writer never .so fully
realizes what a successful fool he might
be until he sees the proof of what the
printer thinks he wrote.
* ♦   *
The oldest inhabitant cannot recall a
time when .the swimming was better
than last week all along the main line
or the C. P. R,
»   ♦   «
Quite naturally as the British near the
Thibetan capital, they discover that the
native soldiers show  signs of Lhassa-
* *   *
Half the boys and girls in town are
selling sweet peas for Eastern seed
houses. They should find in Russia an
eager customer.
* *   *
Things however they are might always be worse. Think of what we
would have had to suffer if Port Arthur
had been called Alexandrovitchykop-
* *   *
As holders of the copyrights we protest that D. Mnrk-Carley's name should
not be maltreated into D'Mark Carley,
not yet de Mark Carley or E. Z. Mark.
* »   »
Will someone please step forward and
state that the Baltimore fire was caused
by a spark from a cigarette! Perhaps
it wasn't, but it should have been to
furnish good campaign ammunition.
* *   *
The Kootenaian reports the burning of
Maggie Brown's humble domicile, and
says "it was n hot lire." Will some one
who has made the acquaintance of any
icy fire please step forward and testify.
* *   *
Wait until we hnve a war over here
and we'll got even with the Russians by
having engagements every day at
Mothkahtla, Illeclllewaet, Kithlahtlah,
and a few other easily spelled places.
* *   »
Japan isn't open to criticism for promoting ollicers previously killed in battle. That's better than the advancement of some of the dead ones in the
British army.
* *   »
Langley, the airship man, declares
that lie could fly to Canada if he had
$50,000 for experiments. Many an American cashier has flown h'itherward
with less.
That reporter on the Rossland World
who wrote it "Judge Archie Martin"
hasn't yet been given the ninety-nine
years for lese majeste that's coming to
* *   *
"Little boys tell lies as if they were
caught pulling the cat's tail," sapiently
remarks the New York Press philosopher, "little girls as if they were sprinkling sunbeams on the flowers."
* *   *
Now that everyone knows how old
Ann is, will someone please take a
pencil and some paper and figure out
what relation each of President Joseph
Smith's wives is to the children of the
other four?
* *   •
Associated Press despatches tell the
public that the Petropolavsk went down
exactly one minute and forty seconds
after the explosion. It is a pity they did
not go a little further and inform the
world of the name of the enterprising
individual who in the excitement of such
an unexpected moment held the stopwatch.
* *   *
stumps of the trees that Lewis &
Clark cut down a hundred years ago to
make canoes, have been discovered by
souvenir manufacturers who will proceed to turn them to account. No one
need fear that the available supply of
wood will be exhausted before all are
* *   *
One is inclined to lament, on studying
the vituperative pages of the Nelson
Economist nnd the Tribune, that the respective editors are not south of the
Mason and Dixon line. Then there
would be some (hope of their shooting
each other for their country's good.
* ♦   *
Wonder how many people run away
with the impression that William Randolph Hearst'is going to be milked of
his millions through his presidential aspirations? He may spend a few millions
but it will not be with his eyes shut as
to the value of the advertising for his
syndicate of newspapers.
* *   *
. Officers and passengers by the Oriental
steamers should apply for copyright on
that phrase, "you really know more
about the war over here than we do in
* «   *
There is no malice borne by the recently divorced husband of Mme. Nordica.
After the decree was granted he wrote
to ask her for a pass for two—and he
got it. Probably he wanted to worry
the Madame as to whom he was going
to take with him.
»   *   *
Curious isn't it how enthusiastic the
local dailies are in showing the people
how they erred in not voting for the
school by-law, after these same papers
had displayed such lukewarmness or
lukewarmth. or whatever it is, in pointing
out before the voting the straight and
narrow path for the voters to follow.
* *  *
Opponents of "the Unspeakable
Hearst" are urging that because he has
never made a speech he cannot get the
presidential nomination. That's the one
thing to count in his favor. Besides, he
realizes that money talks louder than a
megaphone, and he has been content to
let his shekels attend to the oratory.
*   »   *
No wonder the worm will turn, when
after catching all the fish, it hears its
honors blandly given away to the
"white moth" or the "march brown" or
the "silver doctor" that remained safe
nnd snug in the fly book and never so
much as got their foot wet.
* *   *
Roosevelt will touch the button and
the World's Fair hotelmen will do the
rest—of the visitors.
Slide, Kelly, Slide! should be adopted
as the national anthem of the Slocnn if
the experiences of the past    few    days
* *   *
Nothing pleases an editor so much as
to write a pat paragraph and have it
come from the printer so that its nearest relatives would not recognize it. Just
fancy the pleasant feelings of the World
editor toward the composing room when
this editorinlette appenred: "The war
bulletin boards are of second interest
now to the blackboard in the post office,
which laconically announces. 'No more
to-day.'" "Progress" will give one
week's subscription to any little boy or
any little girl explaining what it was
that was on the bulletin.
* *   «
Will someone rise and explain the
exact benefit to Christianity or the community in continuing the ringing of
church bells from nn early hour until
the evening of the Lord's Day? Church-
going people are well aware of the hours
of tlie various services. Others have
long since learned to look for the announcements in the newspapers. The
possession of watches or clocks is general. The only function of the church
hell to-day seems to be the perpetuation
of nn institution of other dnys for which,
with modem facilities of announcement,
there is no longer any possible use.
There can bo no denial of the fact that
to a very large number, compelled to
labor late on Saturday night, the din of
the morning church bell is assertive
cruelty. Why will not the churches recognize thnt times do change, and adapt
themselves to the conditions of the twentieth century?
The Stage
and Stagefolk.
Way for the Herry Monarchs of
Mammoth ninstrelsy—Mary
flannering's Play—How
It All Came About.
I,t was not the writer's good fortune
to witness the presentation of "The
Merchant of Venice" made by Mr. Chas.
B, Hanford and his company on Tuesday evening, but the assurance is given
by those who had that pleasure that the
reading given this Shakespearean classic
was an admirable one throughout. There
is as to Shylock as well as to Hamlet,
room for an infinite diversity of opinion,
and herein the master playwright shows
his skill: the Merchant of -Venice stands
for an heroic type of stern, uncompromising justice—or of inhuman avarice,
cruelty and cupidity as one elects
to view him. And therefore he
must always specially attract the
actor of brains who seeks to
analyze the subtleties of Shakespeare
and to play immortal roles with understanding. Miss Drofnah, of course, is
the this year's Portia, and gives to the
part the same convincing earnestness
and feminine intensity that are the valuable features of her other Shakespearean
characterizations. She is an intelligent
artiste who seldom overdoes her work,
toward which there is ever a tendency
on the part of Shakespearean women.
As Bassanio, Antonio and Lancelot
Gobbo respectively, Messrs. Frederick
Forrester, Frank Peters and CaTyl Gil-
lin are this year rated doing commendable acting, while the setting, costuming
«r.d ctfcsr seeesaoirie* of the Hanford
production are accurate and well pleasing to the eye.
* *     *
Several years ago Leo Ditrichsteln,
the well known playwright, was traveling in Europe with his wife, and after
a walking tour of several days, during
which he had bad no opportunity to be
in touch with his razors or the contents
of his trunks shipped ahead to a little
watering place across the German frontier, he boarded a train in a condition
by no means well groomed. The result
was his arrest and detention by the
German police as a suspicious character,
presumably an anarchist, and nn enforced separation from Mrs. Ditrichstein
until he could communicate with friends
in Vienna, who vouched for his character and respectability. Through these
friends the joke on the American playwright leaked out, but for a long time
it was a sore subject for the victim. If
rumor is correct, however, Mr. Ditrichstein has turned the incident to good use
and has made of it nn interesting incident in the new comedy, "Harriet's
Honeymoon," which he has written for
Mary Mannering and in which this clever
actress has scored a success. "Harriet's
Honeymoon" is scheduled for presentation in this city at the Victoria theatre
on the 29th.
* *     *
Ralph Stuart's playing version of the
M-nrchmont Russian novel, "By Right
of Sword," which had its introduction
in Seattle a season or so ago, has more
than made good in New York and is now
on tour and doing well.
»     »     *
beloved color for effect. The conception,
the treatment and the execution of the
idea is exceedingly clever, and Harry B.
Smith, the author of the book, is deserving of credit.
* *     *
Rossland has passed a new theatre
by-law under the terms of which no public entertainment whatsoever for which
admission is charged, can be opened to
the public unless a municipal official has
first pronounced the building safe and
provided with sufficient exits in the
event of fire. A license must also be
obtained for every entertainment unless
it be given by amateurs for school,
church, literary or charitable purposes.
* a      *
Paderewski is credited with having
made a great impression upon the Russian Czar when he played before His
Majesty recently, and the Czar is
quoted as saying that he was especially!
pleased to find such talent in Russia. |
"I beg Your Majesty's pardon—I am a
Pole," was the pianist's retort. Later
on the same day, Paderewski, who had
arranged for a series of recitals in St.
Petersburg, received a police order directing him to leave the country within
twenty-four hours and never again return.
* *     *
Under a special arrangement with Mr.
Arthur C. Aiston, who controls the
playing rights, Clara Mathes and her
company are putting on the Bret Harte
play "Tennessee's Partner" in the Koot-1
enays. This is the mountain idyl! in
which Jane Corcoran so distinguished
herself a few seasonsi ago. Petite Jane,
by the way, has abandoned the domestic
hearth for a time, and is again before
the footlights. |
* *     *
Merriment and minstrelsy   will   hold
the boards at the Victoria theatre on
Tuesday evening next, the attraction be- i
ing Al G. Field's big company, which j
holds   a   prominent place in the burnt I
cork community.    The Field minstrels
are said to distribute their talent well,
putting  on  a very good  musical  first
part but being, if anything, stronger in
the specialty features   making up the
secondary half of their entertainment.
* «     *
Edna Wallace Hopper    is    now    in j
vaudeville, doing a breezy   sketch   by
Cosmo Gordon Stewart, "The March of
* *     *
Lewis Morrison intends to vanish from
stageland for a year, when he will bring
out a new play. He thinks he is done
with "Faust," but one never can tell.
* •     •
Wagenhals & Kemper talk of starring
Frederick Warde and Knthryn Kidder
jointly next season.
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It will be safe to visit Nelson now.
The amateur dramatic society has do- j
cided to abandon its proposed perform-
mice of "The Private Secretary.','
*     *     *
In a despatch from London included j
in tlie service of the new Canadian Associated Press, Sir Henry Irving is cred- j
ite'tl in an interview with stating that on
his recent Canadian tour all the newspapers gave brilliant accounts of the
presentations and all mistook an understudy for himself. This doesn't place
Sir Henry in any very enviable light.
The people paid big prices to see Sir
Henry Irving. If he succeeded in foisting an understudy upon them, acting in
his name, be deliberately took the money
paid for seats under a false pretence. It
certainly wns a deception that no good
actor should brag about. Incidentally,
the Montreal Herald is taking quiet
satisfaction out of tlie tact tSaf it had
stated at the time of the Irving performance that his acting had certainly
«     •     *
"A Girl From Dixie," the musical
comedy which Klaw & Erlanger present
hero on the evenings of the Oth and 10th
or May, is a big production with a consistent story in it as well as good
music, fine swing, and the modern
sumptuousness of investiture (good word
that—Wallace Munro should hnve patented ill inseparable from the K. & E.
offerings to the public. The Now Orleans Picayune says: "A Girl'From
Dixie" suggests a panoramic review of
strife, a waving of two cherished flags,
and the crossing of steol held by arms,
sleeved in blue nnd gray—all of that Is
pictured in the imagination by reudlnrr
of the title. But "A Girl From Dixie"
has forgotten the arms, the triumphs
and defeats, nnd trips out upon the stage
with heart boating mischievously. Sentimentally she hides h.or well-rounded
shoulders under a taftred gray cont, nnd
dances with grny-ennted beaux, but further than thnt the girl does not play the
The mystery of nature and of electricity is perhaps no nearer solution today than when Franklin indulged in his
immortal kite-flying, albeit the utilization of the mystery Is now d prosaic
matter of every day life. Quite recently a new discovery has been made, concerning which almost every practical
telegrapher has his individual theory and
explanation. In years gone by, as
everyone concerned with telegraphy is
aware, the winter season has been one
of many interruptions to transcontinental telegraphing through the inexplicable phenomena of the aurora
borealis. When the splendor of the
nortnern sky was at its height, telegraphing on an east and west wire has
been fraught with difficulty. Since the
Canadian Pacific's new copper wire westward from Montreal has been in general
use, someone in an experimenting mood
took it into his head to take all "battery" off the wire when the much-cussed-
at northern lights were causing constant
trouble. To his amazement he found
that by "grounding" the wire at either
end, it was not only practicable but most
convenient, to work the wire with only
nature's electricity. And now it is often
done when the aurora disturbs the general conditions. And there nre ns many
explanations as there are telegraphers
to question concerning it.
A High Class
Rates $3.00 to $5.00 a Day.
& Watkins
Rooms 9 & 11 Five Sisters
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P. O. BOX 219.
The church wardens of St. John's have
recently introduced what is a novelty
for Victoria in the composition of their
choir, the boy voices hnving been dispensed with and n surpliced choir of girls
taking their place. The young ladies in
the gown and mortar cap make the choir
decidedly picturesque, while the music.
as it hns always been at "the iron
church," leaves little fo be desired. The
choir is under the control of Mr. Ross
Monro as choir leader and Mr. Watkiss,
"Primrose Day" was not observed ns
much in Victoria this year as hns been
customary. This is. natural. Reacons-
ficld is little else than a memory to poo
pie nowadays, and he did not represent
any idea in so peculiar a sense thnt his
name is identified with it.
Lance-Sorgeant McFadden. R ,M. A.,
ranks ns ornek shot of the British navy
with tlie fi-inch enn, his score In the last
competition being 102.448 points, The
good marksman is of H. M. S Flora,
which has n reputation for being usually
on the target.
Dominion Hotel
The Dominion Hotel is the latest and
most beautiful of all Western Hotels.
It is centrally located on Yates street
handy to  the  business centre, just
block from the theatre, and convenient
to all the leading churches.
Strangers arriving in the city, late or
early, by boat or train, are met at the
wharf or depot by our courteous and well
trained porters (thus being saved a lot
of worry) and conveyed to the hotel in
the finest buses that money can provide,
absolutely free of charge.
The bedrooms are modern, large and
well lighted, and possesses an air of solid
comfort seldom found in city hotels.
They are furnished in oak, electric
lighted, belled, and the carpets and easy
chairs are of the best.
The reception corridor and parlor form
a pleasing rendezvous for lady guests,
while the office or reading room is the
one place in the city where you will find
an acquaintance if he is in Victoria.
The rates are lower than most first
class hotels, but they are responsible for
the Dominion Hotel having no dull seasons.
American Plan f 1.50 to $2.50 per day.
European Plan (room only) 50c. to $1.50,
per day. Just think of it I a room with
bath attached and meals far $2,50 per
We ask the stranger lo see the Domin,
ion Hotel before arranging elsewhere.
Stephen Jones, Pod.
Contractor and Builder.
Estimates furnished for
all classes of work.
Temporary office, Carnegie Library Bl'g,
Yates St., Victoria. I
A Tempest
In a Teapot.
Board of Trade Abrogates Its Legitimate Functions to Investigate a Matter of Private
The Victoria Board of Trade has a
large and feverish scandal upon its
hands, the parties chiefly concerned in
which are Secretary Elworthy and Mr.
A. J. Morley. Incidentally Mr. D.
R. Ker, head of the well-known
Brackman & Ker Milling Co.; Mr. T.
L. Grahame, the resident agent of the
Associated Press; and Mr. W. B.
Blaikeslee, a cereal food manufactory
promoter, play minor and inconspicuous
Mr. Blaikleslee came to the city recently, seeking inducements to locate.
He saw Air. Elworthy in that gentleman's official capacity, and Mr. Elworthy took Mr. Blaikleslee to
see President Todd and Vice-
President Pitts. What these gentlemen
said to Mr. Blaikesless is not stated, but
he shook the dust of Victoria from his
feet very soon thereafter. Then Mr.
Wheeler, a newspaper man, saw Mr.
Morley and that gentleman said things
to Air. Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler told
Mr. Grahame, and Air. Grahame distributed to the world in an Associated Press
despatch a distinctly interesting story
of how the Board of Trade secretary—
inspired by Mr. Ker—had turned down
the soaring projects of the prospective
business rivals of the B. & K. Milling
When Mr. Elworthy saw this published story he was wroth.    So was Mr.
Rhodes, of Brackman    & Ker.    They
jointly and severally started upon a still
hunt for justice and satisfaction.   Mr.
Blaikleslees, threatened with prosecution
for slander,  promptly    repudiated    all
knowledge of or connection with    the
matter in any shape or form.   Mr. Morley did not go so far.   He attended   a
special meeting of the council of    the
board in that behalf convened, and declined to apologize for anything he had
- said, while at the same time withdrawing any statement to the effect that the
_ secretary, had acted upon the suggestion
r of Messrs. Brackman & Ker.   The coun-
1 cil promptly exonerated Mr. Elworthy,
and there the matter was supposed to be
The council reported that it had found
the published allegations untrue; but
when the full board met in quarterly
session Mr. Morley charged that the
- secretary had publicly alleged that he
| was the author of the despatch, and
there followed a not altogether non-
acrimonious debate.
There was a motion by Mt. Morley,
seconded by Mr. George Carter, that the
secretary   be required   to   substantiate
that he (Mr. Morley) was the author of
the yarn.
Mr. 8. 3. Pitts ottered an amendment,
. seconded by Mr. D. W. Higgins, that a
1 .committee be named to go into the entire
I'' matter.
A few, led by the common-sense legislator from the Islands, Mr. T. W.
Paterson, held that the board had other
business than the investigation of such
private differences; but the amendment
carried by 31 to 23, and a committee
composed of two nominees of Mr. Morley, and two of Air. Elworthy, with an
appointee of the chairman, was ordered
to sit in final judgment.
Mr. H. B. Thomson, of Turner, Bee-
ton & Co., Ltd,, and Mr. George Carter,
were named by Mr. Alorley as his representatives; the Secretary choose
Lt.-Col. E. G. Prior nnd Air, James,
Thomson as his seconds, and Mr. J. A.
Mara was nominated by the Chairman
to complete the court.
These gentlemen held sittings on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and heard evidence, n stenographer lending the true court
color to the occasion. While it is
not yet officially known just what the
finding will be. it may be fairly surmised that the august tribunal will rule
in favor of the Secretary, and that Mr.
Alorley's position in the board will thereby become embarrassing.
The nir meanwhile is heavy with suggestions of slander or damage actions—
against Mr. Alorley, Air. Elworthy and
the news agency; ns well as of threatened withdrawals from the board by Mr.
Morley and his supporting friends, who
appear to include a majority of the so-
called Chamber of Commerce wing, who
do not regard the management of the
board's affairs as just what it ought to
It is sjijcerely to be hoped that these
gentiemeii'iwill.not for a moment seriously consider' 'srich a step, which in itself
would "be fih'surd .and unworthy of any,
part of ft, l^fBpntntive business and de-
United States Half Dollars so Perfectly
Imitated That Detection is Al- .
most Impossible.
Early in the week the Royal Bank in
this city received from the United
States treasury officers in Seattle some
twenty or more very pretty half dollars
with the word "bad" stamped across
them. The Royal notified the other
banks, and each of tlie latter overhauled its specie and in each case some
of the spurious coins were discovered.
The impression created by an item in a
daily paper that the Royal was the
only bank victimized is not correct. All
the banks were caught for small sums,
but the Royal was the first to discover
The counterfeits are well executed. To
the casual observer there is no difference
between the spurious and the genuine
article. They sound alike when "rung."
They weigh so nearly the same that they
cannot be distinguished by weight. They
look, on even careful examination, to be
exactly alike. On close scruting it will
be found that the devices on the spurious pieces are not as sharply outlined as
those on the genuine coins. Apparently
the counterfeits have been molded,
while the genuine coins are stamped
out with a die. The most noticeable
difference is in the head of Liberty,
which in the genuine shows a very distinct curved line back of the wreath,
the line in fhe counterfeit being less
clear. The lettering in the coronet on
the head is somewhat indistinct in the
counterfeit, and the words "In God we
trust" are also not as sharply brought
out. This is true indeed of nearly every
part of the device. In i new coin the
edges of the stars, etc., are suarply cut
in the counterfeit they are dull.
But so excellent is the work in every
way that every new piece purporting to
be a United States half dollar should
be regarded with suspicion.
I said a
it's one
one the other day,"
._„ In my modest opinion,
;ibest of its kind that ever
(went the rounds,   Here it is;   What' is
jthree-sevenths of a chicken, two-thirds
|of a cat, and one-half of a goat?
"Of course you give it tip.
"Well, the answer is Chicago, 'Chi' is
hree-sevenths of chicken; 'ca'    is two-
:hirds of cat, and 'go'   is   one-half of
;ont.    Pretty good, isn't if?"-Philadel-
ihia Press.
On Friday afternoon last fire broke
out in the upper story of J. Carpenter's
boarding house, nnd in a few moments
had spread to Air. J. Ceele's cottage and
to the double house of Mr. M. Mathe-
son's. All were burneu to the ground.
Owing to a valve being put into the
mains the pressure was reduced, and it
was twenty minutes before water could
be had. Had some alarm been given,
either the ringing of bells or blowing
of whistles, much valuable time could
have been saved in getting the water
pressure increased, but as nothing was
done, it was some time before the man
in charge knew there was a fire. As
stated last week, the fire brigade is a
thing of the past, but steps have been
taken to reorganize it at once. Messrs.
Coburn and Nicholson directed operations, and soon had the fire under control. ' Tlie loss was about $4,000, partly
covered by insurance.
On Monday evening the Church of
England gave a musical and dramatic
entertainment in the opera house. The
house was crowded, and everything
went without a hitch. The following
took part: Mesdames Wallis. Leighton,
Pelkey, Boyle and Wallace; Alisses Sutton and Priestly; Messrs. H. Marshall,
Hearn, Bowen, Smith, Gould, Auchin-
vole, Bourne, Allen and Whitcombe.
Air. Cornwall, of the Vancouver
branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, arrived on Saturday last, and at
once took charge of the local branch.
Air. Stewart, the retiring manager, expects to have his office open by May
The thirty-first council of the municipality of North Cowichan held its
fourth regular meeting on Saturday
last. Air. W. C. Brown opposed the
proposed deviation in Alny road.
Alessrs. Crease & Crease forwarded the
Alderlen Sidewalks By-law; H. S. Law,
postmaster, Crofton, wrote complaining
of the mud in Ivan avenue, and the road
foreman submitted his monthly report.
The finance committee passed bills
amounting to ,f318.S0; the Sidewalk Bylaw, and one prohibiting animals running nt large in the townsite were read
a third time; the Wide Tyre By-law
wns rend n first nnd second time. The
road inspector was instructed to make
an estimate of the cost of n sidewalk
along Station, Craig and Ingram
streets; a resolution was passed increasing the dog license to a dollar; instructions were given to have nil specifications for rond work got out nt the
earliest possible date: the clerk was directed to have notice boards erected in
each ward1; J. Alenzies wns awarded
the contract for Menzles bridge, J. Weis-
millcr for Wharncliffe road. J. Alenzies
for Castley road and J. Lamont for Gib-
bins road. As Councill H. E. Evans is
about to visit England, and will be ni>-
sent for more than three months, it
was necessary, according to the act, that
he should tender his resignation. This
was accepted with .regret by the_ reeve
and his fellow councillors, who united in
hearty good wislies that he might thoroughly enjoy his holiday. Air. Noreross
was appointed returning officer for the
election to fill the vacancy. The council
adjourned until the 21st day of June,
wlien the Revision Court will be held.
The local Atnsnns and their visiting
friends had a good time on Saturday
night. The weather is good nnd seeding operations in full swing. Lambs
are looking well in spite of the backward
I.O.F.—At the regular semi-weekly
meeting of Court Cariboo on Tuesday
evening an interesting report was given
by R. C. Wilson of visits made by bim
to Courts Vancouver and Burrard. An
interesting debate followed on the respective merits of the Japanese and Russians. Speeches were made on this subject by Alessrs. King, Yarrow and a
number of others.
K. of P.—At the regular convention
of Far West Lodge No. 1 the rank of
Page was conferred on two condidates,
and several applications for membership
were received. One brother was struck
off the sick list and two reported sick,
e rank of Esquire was conferred on
several Pages last night, and the rank
of Knight will be conferred next week.
A. 0. F —Victoria Court paid an official visit to Court Vancouver at their
regular meeting last Alonday night. A
talk given by Rev. C. R. Basket was
most interesting. After the meeting
closed refreshments were served and an
impromptu programme rendered by
members of both courts. Sides were
chosen for competition, Bro. Kettle leading Court Victoria and Bro. Fahey
Court Vancouver. The hilarious contest
was brought to a close by a prognostic
recitation by Bro. Gunns.
Eagles.—Last night a new Aerie
was established at Ladysmith. The officers and a numoer of members of the
local Aerie went up to help In the institution. A large number were also present from Vancouver and Nanaimo.
Woodmen of the World.—Two new
applications for membership were considered at the last meeting of Victoria
Camp. The officers of Columbia Circle
were installed by Sov. Lindsay, after
which the same Sovereign read a report
of his visit to the head court at Hamilton, He reported the death rate of the
order for the past year to be very low,
and the order in a flourishing condition.
At the close he said: "How can I
adequately describe the magnificent
country of which we form a part,
snow-covered as it was when I saw it.
Yet I can understand how it will, in the
near future, be the granary of the Em
pire. We can ask for no fairer heritage
nor hope for a brighter future than is
possible with our beloved Cunada. I tell
you Sovereigns that no Canadian can
take such a trip as I have just taken
without feeling that he is a citizen of no
mean country, aye, one of the best on
God's footstool, 'but I was glad to get
home because British Columbia is the
best part of it all."
I. 0. 0. F.-^Columbia Lodge met
Wednesday evening and hurried through
the routine business In order to entertain their friends who were invited for
9 o'clock. At that hour dancing commenced, those not caring for the graceful exercise taking a hand at cards. Re-
fresnments were served at 10.30. The
hall was nicely filled without being
crowded, so that everyone had an opportunity to make the most of the evening.
Monday evening there was a large
gathering in the Douglas street hall to
welcome Grand Alaster E. C. Arthur, of
Nelson, Noble Grand Alatheson occupying the chair. After being accorded the
honors of the order the Grand Alaster
made a speech, in wfiich lie said that he
was just completing a tour of the lodges
in his jurisdiction. Columbia Lodge
then put on the third degree in their
usual excellent style. After the lodge
adjourned the tables were spread and a
splendid repast was partaken of, with
Jas. Wilby in the chair.
To-morrow the members of this order
will march to the Centennial Alethodist
church, where they will be addressed by
Bro. J. P. Westman.
Knights of Pythias.—Victoria Lodge
No. 17 held its weekly convention on
Thursday night last, when a Tage was
idvanced to the rank of Esquire, and
one application was received and re-
fered. Like our beautiful city, our lodge
is going ahead. Although some of our
members have passed the half century in j
ige, yet we have not a mossbnek
amongst us, and each one vies with the
other to do the best for his lodge and the
order. Bro. A. Coopmnn has just re-
.turned from nn extended visit to California, where he went for the benefit of
his health, and incidently to give the
brothers in that state a few pointers on
the possibilities and beauties of Victoria. Amongst the week's visitors wns
Bro. IT. B. Gelder, of San Francisco,
who held the attention of the lodge for
some time with a most eloquent address.
Cloverdale A. A.—Thursday evening
this club gave an interesting concert in
their rooms, Carey road. The young
men of the club entertained during the
first half with a musical sketch, which j
was highly appreciated by the audience.
It being their first attempt at anything
of the kind they did better even than
their most sanguine friends expected.
The second part was given by the following friends of the association: Aliss
Knensliaw. Alisses Scowcroft, Air. A.
Petch, Air. A. Wheeler, Air. H. Firth.
Air. D. W. Higgins. Owing to the unavoidable absence of Hon. R. AIcBridc
the chair was occupied by Hon. Robt.
Green, who gave an interesting address
on the work of the club, showing what
it had accomplished in the past and
what might be reasonably expected from
English Watch Repairing
Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller,
99 Douglas St., Victoria,
Opposite Porter's Butcher Shop
R. Harris
Yacht, Launch, Boat and Canoe
Builder.   Repairs etc.
SS Work St., * Rock Bay.
and Heating.
Needs instant tightening up. This, and
all other plumbing defects, will have
our prompt, careful and intelligent
attention. That's our business, and
understand it from cellar to attic.
A. SMERET, 102 Port Street
Telephone 629.   P.O. Box 488.
A/, Clyde,
Sole Agent for the
Stoves and ^Ranges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street.
Phone 855.
P. 0. Box 457
Sanitary Plumbing,
Qas and Hot Water Fittings
All kinds of Jobbing and Ship Work a
Estimates given on application.
Orders promptly executed.
Corner Pandora and Douglas Streets,
Telephone 226. P.O. Box 122
Ornamental Cakes for all Occasions.
Catering a specialty.
39 Port Street, Victoria.
Sewer Pipes,
Field Tile, Ground Fire Clay,
Flower Pots, etc.
B. C. POTTERY CO., Limited.
Cor. Broad and Pandora Sts.. Victoria.
& CO.,
L'D. L'Y.
Iron, Steel,
Mill and Mining
Supplies a
it in the future. The audience was
very large and most appreciative.
B. C. Stationary Engineers' Association.—The local association is sending a
delegate to Vancouver to attend a meeting on Thursday next, when the question
of forming a Provincial Association will
be decided. The majority of the local
engineers do not v'ew with much favor
the draft of articles of association
which has been received from Vancouver. Unless some radical changes are
made the probability is that the local
association will remain independent.
Victoria West Epworth League.—The
following officers were elected for the
coining year at their meeting Wednesday night: President, J. Bodwen; first
vice-president, Air. Hardy (Christian Endeavor); second vice-president, Rev. S.
S. Osterhout (literary); third vice-president, T. G. Hitt (missionary); fourth
vice-president, Aliss Pamphlet (social);
secretary, Aliss C. Robinson; treasurer,
Aliss F. Okell.
The Full court of British Columbia
as, during tlie present week, disposed
„f nn action at law of very peculiar interest to the public as well as tlie profession. It wns that in which the assignee of L, H. Rasor sought to recover
certain properties which had by will of
Itasor's deceased wife been bequeathed
to the Roman Catholic church. Tlie
case was that in 1901 tlie then prospective Airs. Rnsor (then Airs. Vigelius)
agi id to transfer her property to
Rasor if he married her. This he did,
but she dying, it was found that the
property had by the terms of the will
been left to the church. Rnsor subsequently assigned his claim upon the estate for a consideration of $300, nnd the
purchaser then entered suit on the ante-
mari'iage promise. The case was decided
against him by Air. Justice Drake, and
from this the plaintiff appealed, the Full
court'; now deciding that the marriage
contract between Airs. Vigelius (afterwards Rnsorl and Air. Rasor was binding in law and must be kept.
The Fairfield estate has been withdrawn from the market pending decision
of the street railway company's intentions with respect to the Ross Rny ceme-
fery extension.
Victorians arc negotiating for a companion steamer to the well known Australian vessel Enrembla, which they
purpose putting on the Skngway run
from this city.
Union Made
Shirts and Overalls
Wholesale Merchants and
Established 1863.       Incorporated 1902.
Woodmen of the World,
Meets 1st and 3rd Fridays. Assessments are
due and payable on the first day of Hie month.
Members must notify clerk of change of occupation and location.
Independent Foresters.
Court Cariboo  No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hall
A. 0. U. \V\, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays ot 8 p, m.
Thos. I,e Measeurier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec, 191 Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order or Eagles.
Victoria Aerie No. 12 F. O. K. meets every
Wednesday evening in Kagle Hall, Adelphi
Block, at 8:30 p. iii. Sojourning brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wochier, W. President; Frank
I.eRoy, W, Secretary.
Court Northern   Light,  No. 5935.
a. o. f.
Meets andand 4th Wednesday in each month
in K, of P. Hatl, Douglas tit. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton,
Knights of Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, cor.
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday ot 8
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome
J.II. Penketh, C.C.; Horry Weber, K. of R.&S.
Box 544.
Juvenile Ancient Order of Foresters
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday in eoch month
at K. of P, Hall. Adult Foresters ore oiways
welcome.   S.   I,   Redgrave,   President ;   J.  H.
Mausell, Secretary.
Court Vancouver, No. 5755, A. 0.F.,
Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays K. oj P. Hall, cor.
Pandora and Douglas Sts. Visiting Brothers are
cordially invited.
Sidney Wilson, Secretary. 8
Concerning Sport
and Sportsmen.
Lacrosse Championship Arrangements—To Decide Dead Year's
Honors.—Fishing Indifferent.
Indifferently   Satisfactory.
The suggestion that the scope of the
British Colunjbia Amateur Lacrosse Association would this year be extended,
and that this sporting organization would
abandon the provincial for an international character, taking Seattle into
the championship league, seems to have
been in the nature of a false alarm. The
annual meeting of the Association has
jnst leen held at Vancouver, and as in
the days of yore, the championship race
will be between the three Coast cities J,
—Victoria, Vancouver and New Westminster, Even Nanaimo has been dropped from consideration, which is infinitely preferable to including the Coal
City in the schedule and then dropping
out matches, as defaulted, when the
playing dates come round. If any activity had been shown in that direction,
it would have been possible to have got
the Kootenay clubs into the championship running this season, and interest
in the national game would thereby have j
been greatly stimulated, but seemingly
no one took the trouble to work the matter out, and thus a thoroughly provincial character is still missing from the
pennant competition.
The feature of the season's reorganization meeting was the authoritative disposal of the 1903 championship quarrel
between Vancouver and New Westminster—a petty, unsportsmanlike squabbe
that has disgusted all true admirers of
the game. President Ryall's ruling,
awarding the championship to New
Westminster, was naturally not sustained; and with characteristic childishness
he forthwith resigned his office and retired from the conference. Nor was
Vancouver sustained in its contentions.
The association waived the consideration of petty technicalities to one side,
and ordered by 5 to 3, the disputed
match of August 29th (being a drawn
gume) played over on the 14th proximo,'
on grounds to be decided upon mean-1
time. Should Vancouver on this occa-1
sion win, it seals the championship of
1903 in favor of the Terminal town's
lacrossists. If the fates be against them
then, they still have another chance, for
the honors of the dead yenr will have to
be played off in this city before the 7th
of June in thnt event.
Regarding the playing of exhibition
matches with American teams, it was
decided that if professionals should be
found upon opposing teams, protests are
to be lodged against such players with
the referee, nor can the play proceed until their services are dispensed with.
Mr. Aulay Morrison. M. P., is honorary president of the association for the
ensuing year, the active officers being
as hereunder: President, A. E. Suckling,
Vancouver; Vice-Presidents, J. Alellis,
Victoria, nnd R. Jnrdine. New Westminster; Secretary-Treasurer, A Gray, New
Westminster; Official Referees, Burns
and Qnigley, Vancouver; Cheyne nnd
Lynch, New Westminster; and Snider
and Tite, Victoria.
'   The season's schedule has been drawn
as follows:
May 14—Drawn game, Vancouver vs.
May 24—Vancouver at Victoria.
June 4—Deciding championship 1903 game.
June 11—Vancouver at Westminster.
June 18—Victoria at Westminster.
June 25—Westminster at Vancouver.
July 1—Victoria at Vancouver.
July 9—Westminster at Victoria.
July 16—Vancouver at Victoria.
July SO—Victoria at Vancouver.
August 0—Vancouver at Westminster.
August 20—Westminster at Vancouver.
September 3—Victoria nt Westminster.
September 10—Vancouver at Victoria.
♦     *      *
As predicted in last week's issue, the
finals in the sixth annual tournament of
the Pacific Northwest Golf Association
were reached on Saturday, when
weather and wind conditions held favorable for the fullest enjoyment of the
sport by the participants nnd spectators,
of whom there were many out. Expectations were not however realized insofar as the decision of the championships
wns concerned, for even on their own
links the local golfers were unable to
demonstrate superiority over their American guests nnd foemen of the occasion. Air. R. L. Alacleay, of Seattle,
proved the victor, defeating Air. Ayer,
of Portland. Airs. Burton won the
ladies' open championship, defeating
Mrs. Langley; and Airs. Carsten, the
Indies' open handicap, vanquishing Airs.
Lampman. Airs, and Aliss Langley took
the ladies' foursomes, with Mrs. Combe
and Airs. Burton second. In the gentlemen's open handicap Alessrs. Garratt
and Burton tied for first place. Mr.
Newton made the best drive, Mr. Ayer
second, in the gentlemen's contest; and
Miss Langely the best drive for ladies,
155 yards, a very good performance for
a comparative novice. Capt. Davidson
and Alisp Lnngley won the mixed foursomes in SO, which is a record for the
Oak Bay links, with Mr. Newton and
Aliss Garratt an excellent second. Aliss
King won for best putting. The tournament of 1905 has been unanimously
awarded to Seattle.
The Cowichan river has been exceptionally high for the past week and in
consequence the catches there were
meagre, although in several cases one or
two good fish were secured. This river
will not get to a normal depth for at
least two weeks, and nothing very big
in the ways of bags may be expected until the first week in May. As a matter
of fact it will only be for a couple of
weeks during that month that the ordinary fisherman can hope for very good
luck, as the fish will undoubtedly hasten
up the river owing to the fact that the
logging operations of last year have destroyed many of their favorite feeding
and resting grounds. Another factor to
render the fishing poor is the netting by
Indians of trout of all sizes. This is a
very serious matter and one that the
Dominion inspectors should thoroughly
probed. If it is to continue for any
length of time, trout fishing in the Cowichan river will very soon be a thing of
the happy past
In Shawnigan lake sport seems to be
improving, several very fair bags having
been secured last week. Air. W. H. Cul-
lin got a beauty weighing 2% pounds,
yet even this was eclipsed by another
gentleman who caught a fish in excellent
condition which tipped tlie scale at
three pounds and a half. This meter
fish was caught on a troll, and both were
secured in the West Arm. In Sooke
lake the bags are by no means so large
as to recompense the ardent sportsmen
for the trouble they take in travelling
to their favorite lake, but with the continuance of warm weather it is almost
absolutely certain thnt the fishing in
Sooke lnke will continue to improve. No
fish of any great size have so far been
secured in this water, but the average
has been good and it seems improbable
that in so large a lake there should fail
to be good-sized fish. The editor of this
journal will take it as a favor if any
sportsman who secures a fish in Sooke
lake weighing a pound or over will
bring him information of the fact, as it
is a moot question whether fish ever
attain this size in Sooke lake.
As to the other resorts in this locality there is nothing particular to report,
but so soon as the season opens in Cowichan lake, which will hardly be before
the end of Alny, large catches may be
*     *     *
The burning question as to whether
the Ripplinger dog from Seattle or Mr.
C. W. Minor's Lola Montez is the better
animal, judged from the fancier's standpoint, still remains a bone of contention,
for Mr. Minor has not seen fit to accept
the challenge offered him, and exhibit
at the Sound and Oregon shows. It is
doubted if doing so would have ended
the matter finnlly and acceptably to all
concerned. The trouble really appears
to be that Air. Alinor did not accept his
victory—or rather his dog's—with becoming modesty. He wns inclined to
gloat a bit over the discomfiture of Mr.
Ripplinger, and hence the latter's too
ready challenge. It is even said thnt
Air. Ripplinger himself accepted the verdict of the judges here ns a sportsman
should, until Air. Alinor proceeded to
ruh it in. The Ripplinger dog, it will
be remember, was not brought to the
Coast for bench show honor winning. It
was imported to be bred with the Minor
dogs, and Mr. Ripplinger taking a fancy
to it. nlso took tbe animal, in exchange
for $500 of good legal tender. It is a
good animal undoubtedly—but there are
others. And by the way—how is it that
there was never n dog show yet, or a
poultry show, or a country fair, when
someone did not arise in wrath and declare that the judges didn't know their
* *   *
The Indians of the lower Vancouver
Island reservations, unlike their Eastern
brethren who nre entitled to honor and
all reservation privileges in perpetuity
I for having created the noble game of
lncrosse, tnke more kindly to bnsebnll
than to any other athletic sport in which
the white man excels. They are1 no
lobsters at it either, in the box or the
I field. Last Sunday at Saanichton a
' game was played with the local white
I men's nine that was so fast and scientific that the bleachers rang with plaudits. Snnnichton finnlly won by 13 to S,
but it wns n game exemplifying all the
uncertainties of bnsebnll. Holness was
umpire for the mnin event, while the
bntteries were W. Gordon nnd F. Dawson, for Saanichton; James Dick nnd
Daniel Dick, for the braves. After the
match proper a scratch nine largely
composed of Saanichton players, but
with Holness pitching, tried conclusions
for three innings with the dark-hued
players, who held them about even. And
they    had   little   difficulty   in   finding
Holness for safe hits.
* *   *
At nn important meeting of the Victoria Yacht Club held this week it was
decided to divide the yachts flying the
club flag into two distinct classes—the
cruisprs and the racers: Gwenol, Dorothy, Pathfinder, Dragon. Imp, and one
of two others, including Captain Clarke's
boat, being placed in the cruiser category. Other yachts joining the club will
be duly classified ns they appear. Club
races nre arranged for Alny 21st. June
4th nnd 18th, July 16th and 30th. and
August 13th and 27th; the course as laid
down will be changed on alternate days
—for example in a first race the boats
competing will turn the buoys on the
port side, and in the second contest they
will turn to starboard. One design races
will be held on May 14th and 28th, June
tlth and 25th, July 9th and 23rd, and
August Oth and 20th. The club regatta
is fixed for July 2nd, when it is expected
that yachts from all other seaboard
points in the province, the Sound and
California, will be here to participate.
* *     *
Secretary-Treasurer McConnell submitted an exceedingly favorable report
of the receipts and expenditures in con-
nct'ion with the recent show at a meeting
of the Victoria Kennel Club this week.
It showed a balance on hand of over
$100. Resignations were received from
Secretary AlcConnell and Vice-President
J. J. Bostock. Mr. McConnell was asked whether he could not see his way
clear to reconsider his decision. The
latter, however, contended that it would
be impossible for him to spare fhe time
to efficiently look after the duties pertaining to that office. The resignation
was therefore accepted, and W. F.
Dunn appointed to that place temporarily. Regarding the resignation of Mr.
Bostock, on account of his action in
withdrawing his dogs from the recent
show before the time limit had expired,
it was decided to disallow the competition of Mr, Bostock's canines in any
coast shows until the 1st' of January,
1905. It was moved that any dogs owned by Miss V. Wilson be also disqualified
until January of next year, unless some
satisfactory explanation of the reason
for taking away her dog is given.
* *     *
This from the Colonist seems to illustrate that sport as well as journalism
has its left-handed amenities:
A game has been proposed to be played
between the Vancouver and Victoria ladles'
clubs, and some of the Vancouver papers
have referred to the manner la which the
home ladles play as childish, etc. Unfortunately for this contention, the teams here
play under the recognized rules for ladles,
and have no intention of appearing In
bloomers and being knocked about In a
horse play game. There Is no doubt that
the local team will willingly play Vancouver under the proper rules, but no one can
blame them for refusing to play under the
ordinary men's rules.
* *   *
Fishing in the streams of the neighboring Mainland is better than it has
been for years thus early in the season.
The Capilano, always a late stream, is
of course not worthy of attention, for
what fish are there are almost sure to
fall victims to the nets stretched a short
way above the mouth. Nor are the
Lynn and Seymour of much account as
yet. Some great catches are being made,
however, on the Stave and at the Co-
quithim; while in the Serpentine a 12-
pound rainbow has been taken. This, the
best fish caught this season in that locality, bade farewell to his schoolmates
last Sunday, at the invitation of Air.
Cnnninghnm. of Vancouver.
* *   *
A lacrosse club was organized by the
local T. M. C. A. on Tuesday evening
last, much iuterest being taken in the
game by the T's, and it being expected
that a strong team will be put in the
field, although whether as competitors
for junior or intermedite honors has not
yet been determined. The officers elect
are: Honorary president, John Nelson;
president, H. Hinkson Siddall; vice-president, H. Northcott; secretary, Cyril
Bate; treasurer, E. E. Braggi; captain,
T. Rosscamp; vice-captain, J. Welte;
supplies committee, Fisher, Watkins and
Bragg; executive, Siddall, Northcott,
Rosscamp, Welte and Gawley.
* *     *
The Nanaimo and Ladysmith football
teams are to play their final game for
the championship of the North End
series for the British Columbia cup at
the Caledonia grounds here this after-
j noon. They will bring large contingents
i of admirers with them, if is expected,
j and enable Victoria lovers of the socker
i game to witness an interesting exhibi-
! tion.
* *     *
The Victoria    Lacrosse   Club is endeavoring to arrange terms with Mr. C.
I F. Todd for a lease of the Caledonia
grounds, in which event they will proceed to enlarge the grandstand and
otherwise improve the park from the
spectators' standpoint. The club hopes
to have a strong twelve in the field this
I year, and counts upon deserving the old-
time support of lovers of t'he national
game at home.
* •     *
Here are a few of the baseball bookings for the season that Manager Willie
thus early in the running is able to an*
nounce: 80th April Lopez; 7th May,
Everett; 14th May, Mount Angel College; 20th and 21st May, Bellingham;
games will also be made for the 23rd,
24th, 27th and 28th proximo. All these
will be home matches.
* *     *
The golf tournament men's foursomes
tie between Alajor A. W. Jones and Air.
W. I''. Burton, Mr. C. B. Stahlschmidt
and Capt. Davidson, and Air. Harvey
Combe nnd Air. C. J. Prior, each of these
couples having turned in a score of 87
nett, was played off on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in Alajor Jones nnd
Air. Rurton taking first place, and
Alessrs. Combe and Prior second." The
winners were playing in excellent form
and were never seen to better advantage
on the links. The scores were as hereunder:
Jones and Burton. 91-9—81 nett.
Combe and Prior, 80-3—80 nett.
Stahlschmidt nnd Davidson, 97-5—92
* *      *
Greenwood hns organized n very promising baseball team.
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