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Array Parm for Sale
|1650.—45 acres, 12 miles from
Victoria; 10 acres cultivated,
new house and barn, running
stream, small orchard.
B.C. LarnlS Investment Agency Ld,
40 Government St.
PROGRESS
FOR SALE
"Oak House" and 2 lots, Esquimalt Road, $2,000.
JAMES A. DOUGLAS
Real Estate Offices
73)£ Government Street
(Vol. I.   No. 34.
VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY, SEP. 3, 1904
Price 6 Cents.
* It's the cool light!
It's the steady light!
It's the only safe light!
It's the modern light!
It's the economical light!
It's the convenient light!
U It's the only light with all the advantages and none of the disadvantages
Electric Light
Place your orders
now for installation
The ONLY light for office, store or home
British Columbia Electric Railway Co., Ld.
Some Snaps in Fruit
Green Gage Plums, crate 76c
Blue Plums, crate 75c
Peach Plums, crate.; 75o
Local Apples, box $1.00 J
Grapes, basket 35c 5,
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      Peaches, Freestone, box .,..$1.00 •$>
OIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers t
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of Land is the Same in B. C.
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FARMS* FOR SALE
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MONEY TO LOAN
ON MORTGAGES.
A. WILLIAMS & CO., Limited
Conveyancers and Notaries Public.
104 YATES ST.
Jg5 acres, portion cleared, good cottage,
barn and outbuildings, 7 miles from
city.   $3i2SO.
io acres, 5 acres under cultivation, with
buildings, 9 miles from city.   $1,100.
50 acres, portion cleared.   $1,500.
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J. H. TODD & SONS,
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Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.
Whence originated the idea that in
British Columbia it is necessary for the
owner of property to put a fence around
it and post placards announcing that
''Trespassers will be prosecuted" in order to preserve -his rights to his own
premises r If a man leaves his land
unenclosed in certain cases a presumption arises that he is willing that the
public should freely enter upon it, but
the rule is by no means general. For
example, in certain parts of Canada and
the United States the practice is not
to fence the tilled lields, but only the
pastures, and in consequence one drives
along the road with crops growing almost to the wheel tracks. In many
cities, and to some extent in Victoria,
the practice of householders is to leave
' their gardens ttnfenced. lt would be
absurd to suggest in these cases that
the public have even t. color of right
to go tramping over the premises. Of
course in the case of unoccupied areas
the rule is different, and it would be
difficult for, say, the E. & N. Railway
Company to sustain an action against
a man for entering upon their domain
and shooting grouse, although technically to do so without: permission would
be a trespass. But when a man puts
a fence around his land everyone is
bound to take notice that he intends
his ownership shall be respected, and
a sportsman has no more right to climb
ft®<sxS®®«xS®®®®<^^ the fence and shoot grouse than
181! he has to enter an orchard and pick
the apples. A notice displayed on
fenced premises is simply an extra precaution, and the fact that there is such
a notice in one field and none in the
adjoining field is no excuse for a sportsman to believe he has the right to enter
the latter at his pleasure.
Many reasons may influence a man
in refusing permission to the public
to shoot over his premises, but he is
not bound to give any reasons. It must
occur to everyone, however, that the
owner of land will very naturally desire to be able, or to have his animals
able, to move freely about his enclosed
premises without risk of being killed or
injured by stray shots.
While speaking on this subject mention may be made of the fact that almost every year persons are injured by
careless sportsmen. The reference now
is not to cases where men are mistaken
for animals, but to those cases where
people passing along the highways are
the victims. Indeed, from now on most
people will hesitate about driving much
along the less frequented roads, and
while it is true that a person driving
for pleasure may seek those localities
where there is not likely to be any
shooting, there arc some persons who
must use even the least frequented
roads. For this reason Progress asks
sportsmen to exercise the greatest care
to see that in their eagerness in Ihe
pursuit of game they do not cause injury to others. Such accidents of this
nature as occur doubtless give the person causing them great regret. No
one supposes that any sportsman would
voluntarily injure any one, Carelessness
is what has to be guarded against.
SIX hundred good-looking Englishwomen ready to become his bride, and
yet Mr. Cochrane of Notch Hill committed suicide! Perhaps his good luck
turned his brain.
*   *   *
VICTORIA hunters who intend going up the line tomorrow will do well
to remember that the Game Law forbids
their shooting more than five bull caribou in a single season.
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* *
I  Random Reflections  |
AT THE blowing of the dinner
whistle Port Arthur was still there.
* *   *
AND now comes the bad saffron
shrieker to declare that Russia's boy is
a girl.
* *   *
WHEN his boy is a few years older,
the Czar may regregt the abolition of
corporal punishment.
* *   *
THE Czarevitch also being Nicholas,
is it lese majesle to refer to the Czar as
Old Nick?
* *   *
THE Mayoralty voters of Fernie have
decided that this is not the season for
Quail.
* *   *
UP  IN  the  Boundary  country  they
classify robbing an Orchard as highway
robbery.
* *   *
WEATHER prophets at Port Arthur
predict an   early  fall ('steenth variation).
* *   *
A SEATTLE miss of 19 has found
her mate of 7!). Judge Tollman was
officiating undertaker.
* *   *
WITH the excitement at Liao-yang,
Port Arthur seems to be getting bravely
over its falling fits.
* *   *
BY THE way, the Czar's proclamation abolishing corporal punishment does-
not apply to British Columbia schools
* *   *
WHERE is the bump of sentiment
located with those iconoclasts who
ask for a sidewalk on Lover's Lane?
Inquiry
Is Ordered
Royal Commission to Investigate
Affairs of Victoria Pilotage
Board
Report has it that a commission will
shortly be ordered by the Dominion Government at the instance of the Minister
of Marine and Fisheries, to make exhaustive inquiry into the affairs of the
Victoria Pilotage Board and the relations of that body to the pilots. The
board consists of Captain J. Graham
Cox, Lloyd's local representative, and
a member of the shipping firm of E. B.
Marvin & Co.; Mr. Joshua Kingham,
president of the Liberal Association
here, and Mr. E. Crow Baker, secretary,
who has been identified with tbe business and social life of Victoria for almost a quarter of a century, since leaving the Royal Navy. It is said that
the commission is to deal particularly
with the collection and administration
of the funds of the pilotage board and
that about $7,000 has been diverted
from the proper channel. An affidavit
made by Pilot Bucknam is the foundation for tho issuing of the commission.
SXSXSX
Owners and operators 01 following Salmon Canneries—
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River, Inverness, Skeena River,
Use B. & K. Wheat Flakes
Home Manufacture.
BRneKMAN & KERJM. 60., Limited.
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W. MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
T.";ELFORD, Manager.
P. 0. Box
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co., Ld.
Mills at Shawnigan "Lake.'
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B, C.
— Manufacturers ol —
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles,   riouldings,   Etc.,   of The  Best  Quality.
easoned and Kiln Dried Flooring and Finishing' Lumber [always in Stock
mark"
1 use an
are not usually
X for their sia'-
. "MEN of
the ones wh<
natures.
* *   *
AT ALL events the C. P. R. has grim
satisfaction in being able to charge the
G. T. P. people for their special train.
* *   *
THE season is a I hand for the careless and nenr-sighted hunter to inadvertently put a charge of buck-shot I
into  his  deer  brother  sportsman.
This Shorthand is totally different to all oth-
vs. Lessons by mail are quite easy. We guar-
ntce success.
[Typewriting is taught by mail. We forward
jou lesson sheets to teach you the correct fing-
rlng—all the fingers and thumbs—on theJBliiid
'ouch System.   Write saying the machine you
ave.
Shorthand Lessons, by mail, $40 to comple
Con, payable by instalments,  and Typing lesions by mail $20 to completion, but payment in
[dvance.   Address the Secretary.
[Studio—Over Imperial Bank, Victoria,
[p. O. Box 176.
R R. <BROWN Ltd.
Ileal Estate® financial Agent
Agent British America Assurance Co,
for Vancouver Island.
Money to loan.
Estates managed.
OFFICE. 30 "BROAD STREET,
VICTORIA, B. C.
P. O, Box 428.
Phone 56
* *   *
WITH more than three hundred doctors eager to operate, anyone in Victoria
who felt a  little shaky last week, did
wisely in saying nothing about it.
* *   »
A CHINAMAN has been convicted
of expectorating 011 an Esquimalt car,
This.shows that the law is no respecter
of persons.
* *   *
ALL the distinguished jurists of England are now clean-shaven, lest the
winds should indecorously dally with
their alfalfas.
* *   *
MISS Tsnne Tanake, wearied of remembering how to spoil her name, so
she became Mrs. Tchaturi Tsnne Tanake.
* *   *
THE maternal slipper and paternal
razor strop again rest from their
chastening labors. School is in, and the
teacher has his inning.
»   *   *
NIMROD was asked how he worked
up his reputation as a great hunter.
"Because,"  replied  the  crack  shot.
"I never thought a man was a deer."
t-  t  *
FUNNY isn't it, how- the injustice of
spending $2 for school books impresses
itself upon the man who thinks nothing
of investing $to in a package of Seagram's  best!
* *   *
SOMEONE must have been getting
in a few digs at the Honorable Robert
in his own bailiwick. The following
from the Kaslo Kootcnaian certainly
listens like it: "Hon. R. F. Green wires
from the coast that there is no truth
in the statement published last week
that he is building an $8,000 residence."
—House Numbering Reform:
"This is positively the" worst (own
iu Canada lor a stranger lo (ind his
way in." The adverse testimonial
quoted, was given by a visitor to the
city on Monday hvst. Of course Victorians do not fully recognize the
justice of lliis complaint. If they did,
they would long ago have insisted
(hat, the council lake the action necessary for the removal of the reproach. Tho trouble rests iu the fact
that the buildings in Victoria have
never been properly ifnimbered according to any recognized system.
Long years nt;o in local prehistoric
times, there ras a haphazard numbering of the central city streets-
odd numbers on one side, even on the
other. There has never been any attempt at tlie identification of blocks
as by the luindved-to-the-blb'ck sys-
1 probabh the greater portion
osidmitial city bus never been
id 111 till. Tho subject is not
one invohi ig any very large drain on
the civic treasury, it is at the same
time one that mean-, much in the convenience of visitor and citizens.
Nothing is a worse advertisement of
the cily in a small way than the present absence of intelligent numbering.
tern,
of II
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NOW that the picnic season is over,,
there will be a i irirkad falling off in
Sunday-School attend;.nee until the
Christmas tree easts its shadow before.
* *    «
DEMOCRATIC friends of Mr. Henry (lassawny Davis indignantly resent
the insinuation that he is an octogenarian.     They sa;   his record is a clean
one.
* •    *
WIlliN the shooting season opened
I Iiiirsday there was confusion worse
confounded among the hunters. They
didn't know whether it opened hy Redfern standard time or Challoner and
Mitchell's.
* *   *
NEW YORKERS will be able to
understand how British Columbians
fell when Joe Martin dropped out of
politics, now that they are to lose
their own David B. Hill.
WHAT with tlie*"I'ort Arthur Fallen" specialist, the gentleman at Cbce-
foo, and tbe Unspeakable Turk, not
to mention sundry politicians, Ananias if he lived in these modern days,
would find himself in the A, B, C,
class.
Semi-Ready Business Change Sale.   Bargains for This Week.
_ . _   _ —.     ..._   —.   . ~..* r*...—r\  /1...1 _ _i .......i.-, ir.it tj..:....     mn c.„.i o T>i„,„. u.,:i..   „;,.,.„ 00 t„ >«t   ii„lf Prw<.      All Man's   iinfl   Hovs'   Suits
GTBAW HATS Half Price    40 FLANNEL AND BLACK SUITS (balance of stock) Half Price.   100 Boys' 2-Piece Suits, sizes 22 to 2(1, Halt Price.   All Men's  and  Boys'   Suits
& I HAW  nM.o Raincoats, Overcoats and Pants 20 PER CENT or 1-5 OFF FOR CASH
BARGAINS FCR THIS WEEK.
B. WILLIAMS & ee., 68-70 YATES STREET, VICTORIA. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, SEP. 3, 1904
THE QAflE LAW IN BRIEF
For Ready Reference and Convenience, Embodying the Amendments of 1904.
THE GAME LAW IN BRIEF. For Ready Reference and Convenience, Embodying the Amendments of 1904.
Although a large number of sportsmen—one may hope a vast majority of those who love the sport of rod or
gun—hold it a point of honor to scrupulously observe the country's game laws, so frequent are the amendments
to these statutes that inadvertent violations are quite probable unless the sportsman keeps up to date in the reading
of the law which especially concerns him. That law still requires much change to make it perfect, but the tendency of recent amendments has been in the right direction, and the future is full of hope. One improvement
obviously would be to limit the day's bag, instead of (as in the case of ducks under the present enactments) for
the season. Tbe law now states that not more than 250 shall be bagged by any sportsman in a season. It is obviously impossible to check a sportsman's bag for the season, and laws which cannot be enforced should have no
place upon the statutes of any country. For the convenience of sportsmen, Progress presents herewith an abstract
of the Game Laws of British Columbia up to date, which it would be well for hunters to preserve for reference.
The synopsis in general use and circulation, printed by the Government, has not been revised since 1000, and
therefore is liable to mislead the hunter who places dependence upon it. Several radical changes wete made at the
last session of the legislature, notably that in the prohibition of the sale of deer or venison under any condition!,
and these are duly incorporated in the appended synopsis:
!' Unlawful to shoot or de-   Unlawful to buy, sell or
stroy during close sea-      expose  for sale, show,
Species of Birds, Animals, Etc. sons   as shown   below      or advertisement.
(dates both inclusive)   Unlawful to Kill or Take.
Beaver ist April to ist November At any time 	
Birds living on noxious insects At any time   At any time 	
Bittern  ist March to 31st August At any time 	
Blackbird   (English)    At any time  Before October ist 	
Caribou   1st Jan. to 31st August.. At any time   . *
Caribou  (cow or calf)    At any time   At any time    More than five in one season.
Chaffinch    At any time   At any time 	
Deer (fawn under twelve months) At any time   Before September ist  ..
Dter  (buck)    15th Dec. to 31st Aug... At any time 	
1 '   More than ten in one season,
Deer  (doe) 15th Dec. to 31st Aug... During close season ....      or hunt with dogs, or kill
Due!;   (of al! kinds) ist March to 31st Aug.. At any time        for hides alone.
FJk. Wapiti (bull)   ist Jan. to 31st Aug.... At any time    More than *50 in one season.
FJk, Wapiti (cow)   At any time  At any time     More than two in one season.
Flk, Wapiti, calf under two years At any time  At any time, except blue
Grouse of all  kinds  (including prairieist Jan. to 31st Aug....    grouse, which may   be
chicken)  '■   sold during season  ...
ill Ii   At, any time    HH
Hare   ist Jan. to 31st Aug...
He 1 on  ist March to 31st Aug
;. and  Otter    ist April to ist Nov.. .„-..„,„, „.-,.
Li'-net   At any time  During close season 	
Marten    ist April to ist Nov.-	
Meadow Lark ist March to 31st Aug.. At any time 	
Moose  (bull)    ist Jan. to 31st Aug _  	
Moose (cow. and calf under 12 months)At any time  At any time   I
Mountain  Goat    15th Dec. to 31st Aug... Before October ist    More than two in one season.
Mountain Sheep  (ram)    15th Dec. to 31st Aug.. .At any time 	
• Mountain Sheep (ewe or lamb)   At any time  ....Before October 1st .....  More than five in one season!-
Partridge   (English)    At any time  Before October ist   More than three in one season
Pheasant   (cock)    At any time  At any time 	
Pheasant   (hen)    ' At any time  At any time 	
Plover  ist March to 31st Aug..At any time 	
Quail   (of all  kinds)    At any time  ..-4 any time 	
Robin  Farmers only may shootDuring close season —
in gardens bet. June iAt any time 	
and Sept. 1  At any time   .
Skylark    At any time  At any time   ; I
Thrush  At any time  At any time  ,   '
Eggs of protected birds   At any time  At any time  To take or destroy at any time
NOTE.-It is unlawful—
1. To enter land enclosed by fence, water, or natural boundary, for hunting purposes,  without  permission  of
the owner or occupier thereof.    (Act iqo2.)
2. For non-residents  to shoot  without a licence.    Section 14. ,
3. For Indians, not residents of this Province, to kill game at any time of the year.    Section  12  (6).
4. To export, and to transport for export by railway, steamship, or express, in the raw state, game birds ot
every kind,  and also all animals protected by tbe Act except bear, beaver, marten, and land otter.   Section 4.
5. To use traps, nets, snares, gins,  baited  lines or drugged bait to catch game birds.    Section 6.
6. To buy or sell any deer, or portion of deer; or any game bird without its plumage.   Section 9 (d).   (b.
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7. To use batteries, swivel-guns or sunken punts in non-tidal waters to take wild ducks or geese.   Section 9 (e).
8   To shoot any wild fowl in Victoria and Vancouver Harbours.    Section 3.
For unlicensed non-residents to trap or kill bear or beaver for their pelts.   Section 25.
To  kill  any  game  bird  between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise.   Section 9 (0).
To kill game birds or animals imported for acclimatization purposes. Section 5.
To.buy or sell heads of mountain sheep.   Section 9 (ft).
To take trout by any other device than hook and line, nor less than six inches long.   No salmon roe to be
used as bait.   Section 8.   (S. 5, Ch. 21, 1903-+)
14. For Indians to kill does or fawns from February ist until August ist.    (Act 1902.)
15. Fifty dollars fine  for trespassing on enclosed lands on Sunday.
At any time 	
Before October ist
Clio.
11.
12.
13-
♦Farmers may kill deer depasturing fields, or in unorganized tracts for food.   Section 11.
*Free miner has right to kill game for his own use.   Section 12.
♦Lieutenant-Governor may, by Proclamation,  remove disabilities.    Section 24.
There Are Others.—"The local Japanese are already anticipating the fall of
Port Arthur."—Columbian.
*   *   *
Playing No Favorites.—"Prof. Chase
intends giving another of his enjoyable
dances on Friday evening next, to which
every person is invited,"—Moyie Items.
Next!—"Our barber shop closes on
Sunday. How we do move!"—Edenograph.
+   *   «
Saw The Fatted Pumpkin.—"Many of
our citizens were delighted spectators at
Brandon Fair last week."—Carberry Express.
They're Off—"Grain cutting has
started in this district. "—Carberry
Express.
*   *  *
Admiral's Road Envious.—"Brook-
dale is about to proceed with the building of sidewalks."—Brookdale Correspondent.
Odds and Ends of Sport.
The tournament held under the auspices of the Multnomah Athletic Club
of Portland last week to decide the
championship of Oregon was the last of
the tennis fixtures for 1904. Particular
interest was manifested in this tourney,
as practically the same players wire present as had taken part in the International events at Victoria a short time before, and it was a matter of considerable 1
speculation as to whether those who had
won honors on the turf courts of the |
British Columbia caprtal would be able
to retain their laurels on those of the j
faster clay material at Portland. How-
ever as the tourney progressed it was
apparent that the \ ictoria exponents
soon accustomed themselves to the new
conditions, and were able to play in
their true form, as a result of which hard
fought matches were the order of the
day throughout. In the gentlemen's
singles Powell vs. Goss and Bethel vs.
Breeze were the semi-finalists, and the
winner in each case had a very hard
tussle. Of the former game the "Ore-
gonian" remarks as follows: "The
Powell-Goss match was keen and closely played. There was fierce volleying
and excellent lobbing on both sides, both
players returning many times seemingly
impossible balls. The service of both
was also perfect, neither making a
double fault during the entire match.
There were 15 deuce games. The longest, the sixth, in the second set, returning to deuce six times before it was decided. After four fast sets in which both
men were playing their best games and
neither could have improved, the score
stood 7-9, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3, each player having two sets. Then Powell showed the
master hand and won five games in succession, but Goss braced up and took
two away from him before he made the
sixth and took the set and the match."
Powell had a very close fight in the
championship round with Breeze the
Tacoma champion, and just managed to
win out successfully at the critical
period.
In the men's doubles the Victoria pair
proved their supremacy over all comers,
in fact they only lost one set in the
whole series. The best teams they.defeated were Messrs. Bethel and Breeze
and Goss and Lewis, the latter having
held the State championship for two previous years.
R. B. Powell and Miss Heitshu also
gathered in the mixed doubles, while
Mrs. Langton of this city shared with
a Seattle lady the honors in ladies
doubles, so that with the exception of
the ladies singles, the British Columbians practically took everything in
sight.
It has been a most successful tennis
season and Victorians have every reason to be satisfied with the work of
their representatives as the Northwest
championships are all held in this city.
* *   *
Monday will be the last day on
which tickets can- be procured for the
local St. Leger Sweepstakes. The last
few days Mr. Salmon reports a very
large sale and expresses the opinion that
this sweep will be much larger than the
last. The drawing will be a public one,
on Tuesday, September 6th, under the
entire supervision of the sporting editors
of the local papers.
* *   »
The shooting season is here, and from
north, south, east and west the merry
crack of the gun is heard. Progress
a week or so ago gave some space to
description of the game conditions in
the several adjacent districts, which
hunters during the past few days have
verified. There has been a numerous
exodus to Sooke river and the intermediate districts, where birds (both
blue and ruffled) are plentiful. Others
find the shooting good in the islands of
the Gulf and in Metchosin and Sooke
districts. The great major brigade
Works as in days of yore, along the line
of the E. & N. railway, between th<
Summit and Victoria being the favorec
ground. The result is naturally lighte,
bags to the individual. It should be re
membered that residents of Cobble Hill
Duncan and Mill Bay intend to vigor
ously enforce their rights as to no tres
passing, but it might also be remem
bered that it is but a short distant
further to Cowichan lake, whose up^
reaches may now be conveniently au
pleasantly reached by launch from th
Lakeside, and that as all the immens
country at the head of the lake is sti
government-owned, the chances in tl
new sportsmans paradise are infinite!
better. At Comox lake and other mot
northerly points in direct touch by trai
or steamer of the E. & N., the game i
plentiful, and big bags not at all har
to obtain. Pheasants and quail c
course are protected, and will be unti
released by proclamation of the lieuten
ant-governor-in-council, which it is ex
pected will be October i, although th
quail in many near town districts ar
as yet too young to be shot by any gooc
sportsman. Deer are plentiful on ever;
hand, and should give the hunter mud;
satisfaction.
—Socialist Candidates:
The Socialist Party in British Colum
bia, doubtless very much encouraged b
the dominant position in provincial af
fairs they have been enabled to secut
with but two elected members, are cai
rying out their expressed determinatio
to put candidates in the field in all coil
stituencies for the federal. house. Th
party has already named represent,
fives in Yale-Cariboo and in Nanaim*
and now Victoria is heard from in thl
selection of Mr. J. C. Watters to be\
the banner.
—How It Works:
The great advantage (?) of a part c\
system   in   fire department work wJ
again illustrated on the occasion of t_
steam laundry blaz eof last week. Oj
of the call men whose duty it was
sleep at fire headquarters did not knej
that a fire was in progress.   Not beiT
I'-ia  the supposed  scene of his slurl
pcis, it was necessary—after fighting tl
lire was over—for one of his friends >
the department to send for him at
home in haste in order that he mid
make an appearance  for roll call al
escape the fine.   And that is one way|
part  call  brigade   works.
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—A "Cherry-shed T-oaken":
From Mr. W. H. Wilkerson of.til
city, who has been viewing the m_
vels of the great exposition at
Louis, comes a sample of the very lata
novelty in souvenir post card and worll
fcir advertising combined. It is a posl
with the Louisiana crest on the face~b|
printed on a neatly cut oblong of
instead of stiff paper, while the messaj
on the reverse is designedly approp^
ate:   Here it is:
"All a-board for the World's Fal
Arrived safe. Exposition is more thf
oak-a, it is ash-tonishing; you ced|
sights of your life. The Pike is
straight, more than a pear of peach
and the spielers don't bark like a trc
Board and (s) lumber at popular price
no need to pine for what you plat
down. Birch-ance the last great sho
for many years. More fun than tl
beech. I wood spruce up and come. Y(
walnut regret it. Butternut delay. Sit
cerely,
"Hickory Hemlock,
"Per W. H. Wilkerson."
—Still Another Change.
The Yukon Sun is again in new fort
the last stage in the evolution of tl
Sun, Nugget, Record, Sun, News-Su
being the Sunday Sun, published wee
ly. The News Sun ceased to exist c
the ist Sept., aged 1 month and 18 day
—Resumed Her Classes:
Comaplix' Curious Desire—"WanteJ
at Comaplix, a second-class \ femaj
teacher."—Kootenay  Mail.
Last Week in
the Old Store
The Last Week of
Last Week of Blygh's
Removal Sale
Blygh's Removal Sale
Two cases of new goods, the advance of the Fall Shipment, are opened up for Saturday's and next
week's selling. As the stock was getting low we picked these out of our fall shipment at wharf for the last
week's selling! They include new Fall Waists, Skirts, Rain Coats, Jackets, Dress Goods, Etc., and will all
be sold at Removal Sale Prices.
Goods Sold  at  Your
Own Prices This
Week
Blygh's Dry Goods Store
Corner Fort and Douglas Streets
Cost Lost Sight of
Until We Move PROGRESS, SATURDAY  SEP. 3,1904
3
Victoria's
Fall Fair
Promises Variety and Excellence
*«»    of Entertainment Never
Heretofore Equalled
At a meeting of the executive of the
British Columbia Agricultural Association this week, the programme of fall
fair events was decided upon. An appropriation of $50 for children's sports
was made and it was decided to request
the City Council to declare Thursday,
September 29, and Saturday, October I,
public holidays. It was also agreed, on
recommendation of the Children's Day
committee, to endeavor to have Thursday and Friday declared public holidays. The programme in full is as follows:
Tuesday,  Sept. 27, opening day:—
Morning, 10 o'clock—Commencement
of judging. Trap shooting,* starting at
the same time.
Afternoon—Grand opening at 2
.o'clock. Army and Navy Association
football match at. 2:30 o'clock.
Evening—Band concerts and vocal selections by musicians of repute at 8
o'clock.
Wednesday, Sept. 28, Navy and Army
;Day:-
Morning—Judging, commencing at 10
o'clock.
Afternoon—Columbia vs. Victoria Association football match, at 2 o'clock.
JNavy and army spectacular display at
3, including field gun competition between naval teams, physical drill exhibition by R, G. A., bayonet exercise
by Royal Marines, obstacle race and a
sham battle.
Evening—Boxing tournament at 8
o'clock, under the auspices of the Victoria Amateur Association. Band concerts.
Thursday,   Sept.  29,  Citizens'  Day—
Morning—Finals in football tourney,
from 10:30 to 11:30 o'clock,
, Afternoon—Grand parade of stock at
t o'clock. Demonstration of commercial fruit packing at 2 o'clock. Horse
racing at 2:30.
Evening — Continuation of boxing
tournament.    Band concerts.
Friday, Sept. 30, Children's Day—
Morning—Sports at 10 o'clock on exhibition grounds for handsome cup.
Afternoon—At 1 o'clock grand parade
of stock. Fruit packing demonstration
at 2 o'clock. Horse racing at 2:30
o'clock.
Evening—Tug-of-war and miners'
(frilling contest at 8 o'clock. Band concerts and vocal music.
Saturday, October 1, America Day—
Afternoon—Fly-casting contest, commencing at 1 o'clock. Horse racing at
2 ;30.
Evening—Tug-of-war and miners' drilling contest at 8 o'clock.   Band concerts.
CHILDREN'S DAY SPORTS.
Following is the programme for the
Children's Day sports:
Any boy in regular attendance at
public graded school; entry to be made
not later than Monday, Sept. 21; entries limited to two from each school
for each event; medals to be awarded
to first and second winners in each
event
Cup to be awarded to school winning
largest number of points.
Points—ist, 3 points; 2nd, 2 points;
3rd, 1 point.
100-yard race.
220-yard race.
440-yard race.
Relay race, 880 (half mile) four members to a team.
Throwing baseball.
High jump.
Long jump.
Winners in these events not to compete in any subsequent event.
BOYS UNDER 14 YEARS.
100-yard race.
220-yard race.
High jump.
Long jump.
BOYS UNDER 12 YEARS.
100-yard race.
>      220-yard race.
BOYS UNDER 10 YEARS.
100-yard race.
220-yard race.
BOYS UNDER 8 YEARS.
100-yard race.
The Social Register.—"Mrs. Doyle has
taken over the dining room of the Falls
View hotel."—Marysville News.
*   *   *
Writ Sarkastic—"As the government
is a little short on finances at present
there is a movement being made to build
a new school house by private subscription."—Marysville   News.
HON.  ANDREW  G.  BLAIR.
The  Chairman ot  The Railway Commission as a Public Man and Private Citizen.
Few men of his age have been more
before the public than Andrew G. Blair,
chairman of the Railway Commission.
In 1865 he took part in the Confederation Campaign although at that time
he was only about twenty years of age.
He joined Confederation and had a
very great deal to do with the election
of the late Charles Fisher in that year,
which event marked the turning of the
tide in New Brunswick in favor of the
union of the Provinces. He was an
effective speaker as a young man, and
if his later years have not fully borne out
the promise of his youth in this respect,
the reason is doubtless to be sought in
his devotion to practical matters rather
than to those things which make a finished debater. If Mr. Blair had cultivated oratory, there are few men in
Canada who would have been his peer.
His entry into public life was surrounded with difficulties and he tasted the
bitterness of defeat several tims before
he gained a seat in the Provincial Legislature of New Brunswick, but after that
he came to the front rapidly. His leadership of the Opposition was brilliant.
He was courageous and persistent in
attack, and rarely troubled himself with
defence. When he became premier of
the Maritime Provinces he was very aggressive and at the same time tactful.
So much so was this the case that the
Opposition was reduced to a mere fragment. His policy was practical and progressive and he had the confidence of
the people of New Brunswick as few
men have ever enjoyed it. Perhaps the
late Sir Leonard Tilley was the only
man wdio could claim an equal hold
upon the pubile trust in that province.
When the Liberals came in at Ottawa,
Mr. Blair was the logical representative
of New Brunswick in the cabinet and
his administration of the department of
Railways and Canals was characterized
by vigor and success. He devoted himself
to the business details of his very responsible office, and his .work in that respect will prove of great value to Canada. He was the first minister to place
the Intercolonial in the proper place
before the country, and his policy in
regard to the canals has never been adversely criticised. His retirement from
the government on account of a difference of opinion in regard to the Grand
Trunk Pacific reflected great credit on
his sturdy independence of character.
In accepting the .chairmanship of the
Board of Railways Mr. Blair ran some
risk of having his motives called to
question, but he was so clearly the one
man to carry into effect the policy crystallized in the Act creating the Commission, that except in a few instances
his appointment was hailed with a satisfaction which the work of the Commission has fully justified.
Mr. Blair has been successful in his
profession, which is the law, as well as
in the various business ventures that he
has taken in hand. He has built himself up to his present position by industry and energy. He is a good representative Canadian, in his private life
exemplary and in his pubile career patriotic.
MUZZLING THE PRESS.
Does Victoria Appreciate The Value of
A Paper Not Atraid to Discuss
Public Questions? • .
There are some queer opinions entertained in Victoria ds to the functions
and the duties of a public newspaper,
and difference of individual view leads
a few to some peculiar exhibitions of
pettiness. The man who feels that he
has dealt a smashing blow at the press
in writing to the editor that "you stop
my paper" because he may not chance
to quite fall in with tbe editor's view on
some public matter of moment, is not
an uncommon product of Victoria, albeit his kind has been the subject of
amusement mingled with mild contempt
throughout the civilized world for years
past.
He has however a yet more unreasonable, less progressive and more dangerous cousin who proves himself a distinct and open enemy to the public "by
trying to coerce the press and stifle independent criticism of public affairs by
what bears striking similarity to the
most contemptible species of boycott.
The good citizen feels that the country
has gained a powerful advocate when
papers arise that arc unhampered by
corporation dictation and bold to speak
honest minds in criticizing errors in the
administration of public affairs, regardless of political or other preferences.
Such a paper "Progress" has aimed
to be and will continue to be.
Such a paper deserves the heartiest
support of all good citizens.    It is il
lustrative of the "free press" that is
one ■ of the most powerful bulwarks of
liberty and justice.
. A few months ago "Progress" felt it
its duty to expose open gambling in
this city and to insist that the law in
this regard should be vigorously enforced. It was, and_ certain of those who
suffered by the enforcement of the law
by canvassing advertisers in "Progress"
did what they could to deprive this paper
of its legitimate business revenue, to
the end that it might be compelled to
suspend and thereby presumably clear
the coast for a continued violation of
the laws devised for the protection of
public morals.
The canvass did not hurt "Progress"
as it was intended to. Indeed the advertising patronage grew instead of
shrinking.
But what must good citizens think of
the cause that would resort to such
weapons as those employed?
More recently "Progress" has, solely
in the interests of the lives and property
of citizens—it has no axe of its own to
grind—cited numerous instances of fire
department inefficiency, in the hope that
the reorganization of the department
may be brought about and conditions be
improved.
There has been no reply to the arguments adduced—no denial of the facts
stated as evidence in the case.
But it is found that an endeavour is
again being put forth to coerce this paper
into silence on another matter of vital
public importance.
Already three instances present themselves wherein it is very evident that,
failing a just cause or rational contra
argument, the attempt is being made to
force silence by this paper as to fire department maladministration.
What do good citizens think of such
policy?
Is it in the public interest that the
press should be tied and strangled, and
only such publications receive business
support as meekly shall take the lead of
interested  individuals  or  corporations?
Victoria has had its experience with
papers that are afraid to speak their
minds fearlessly.
Is this the only kind Victoria desires?
Never Fail
Yon cannot find an investment equal
to a purchaser of shares in The Western Medicine Co., Ltd., at 25 cents.
Because its success is assured, its
possibilities are unlimited, its promoters' shares only draw dividends in
proportion to treasury shares sold. It
is the only company in Oanada which
places its shareholders on this basis.
Why not buy a block before the rise
which is sure to come?
The Never Fail Remedies are the
only Non-Alcoholic Medicines; this,
together with their wonderful curative powers, is going to make them the
most popular medicines on the market. Read the company's new hook-
let; it is full of health hints; free at
the office, 92 Government Street.
The Western
Medicine Co.
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Silverware Premium With Every Sale
Victoria Transfer Company, Ltd.
Best Equipped Hack and Livery
Stable in the Province**   ** %*
AUJ Rubber-Tired Hack" and Finest Livery  Turnouts.   Baggage, Furniture
and Freight Handled at Reasonable Rates aud with Dispatch.
19, 21, 23 Broughton Street.
telephone 129.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway
Week End Excursions
AT POPULAR RATES
TO ALL FAVOURITE ISLAND RESORTS.
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton,   Comox and
Other Points of Interest.
GEO. L. COURTNEY, Traffic Manager
BICYCLE SALE
Why buy a second-hand wheel when you can
get a new wheel for about the same price.
HARRIS St MOORE have a number of
1904 wheels that they will sell at a big reduction.
Call and see them at
114 Yates Street
Interestinq
The undersigned on the eve of departure for the Orient offers for cash
the following list of articles, some rare
others quaint, all valuable and useful,
and low prices:
1 Violin:—Nicolaus Amatus fecit in
Cremona, 1630. One by same maker
sold recently in Berlin   for  $9,000;
glass case and two bows  $2,000
1 Violincello:—C.  V. Rambaux, Paris,
1840; one boiv $125
1 Large sized Concert Guitar $60
1 Mason and Risch (highest grade)
Piano,  nearly  nciv,  cost $400,  with
revolving piano chair $300
voo Negatives, varied sices, chiefly 15x12
inches and lesser sices, 12x10, 10x8,
etc., of North and South China, Summer Palace Hangchow, etc., etc. Possesses in present war between Japan
and Russia much interest ... .$1,400
Collection of Carved Work Figures,
etc., illustrative of Chinese  life and
trades $30
C. F. MOORE,
1 Taunton Street,
Spring Ridge,
Victoria, B.C.
Royal Hotel
AND CAFE
Fort Street (Few Doors from Tourist Information Bureau.)
Family and Temperance Hotel.
Strictly First Class.
Bath, Electric Light, and all Modem
Conveniences and Comforts.
EINGSLEY ft GREENWOOD,
Proprietors.
To the Gorge
Steamer Dominion sails for the
Gorge from landing near P. 0. building daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.nu,
and every hour after until 8:30 p.m.
!
i Single Pare 10c,
j 12 fareB, $1.00; 25 fares, $2.00.  Special trips and rates made for parties. PROGRESS, SATURDAY,   SEP.   3, 1904
progress
A  weekly  newspaper  published  at  35
Fort street,  Victoria,  B.C.,
by C. H. Lugrin.
C.  H.  Gibbons
Sydney  Booth   .
,   . .Associate  Editor
. .Business  Manager
Subscription Frica .... $1.00 » Year
Advertising rates ou application.
VICTORIA AND THE G. T. P.
Doubtless the advantages of Victoria
as the western terminal of the Grand
Trunk Pacific will be duly pressed upon
Mr. Hays and bis associates when they
visit this city, lt may or may not be
possible to make out a convincing case,
but Victorians owe themselves tbe duty
of pressing the interests of the city for
consideration by every legitimate means
at their command.
It is easy lo anticipate some of the
objections to be overcome, and tlie people of Victoria must not lose sight of
them in discussing the question. There
are two points of view from which
tbe question of a terminus will be regarded. One is the standpoint of tlie
company; the other that of this city.
They are not. necessarily antagonistic,
although it is very easy to understand
that they may be so by reason of the
plans of tbe company.
If the prime object of the Grand
Trunk Pacilic is to build a transcontinental line that will give, with steamship
lines on the Pacific, tbe shortest route
to the Orient, it goes without saying
that the more northerly the western
terminus the belter that object will be
secured, provided tbe ocean route that
must be followed is actually the shortest and the approach to the British
Columbia 'coast is satisfactory from the
standpoint of navigators. Measured
■upon the chart, the distance from Port
Simpson to Yokohama is less than from
any more southerly port. The degrees
of longitude are shorter according to
the latitude north in which they are
measured. Roughly speaking, Port
Simpson is in .longitude 130 W. and
Yokohama in longitude 140 E., which
makes the difference between them 90
degrees of longitude. Eliminating fractional parts of a degree, Victoria is 97
degrees from Yokohama, and degrees of
longitude measured along a Great Circle
from Port Simpson to Yokohama are
shorter than those measured along a
Great Circle from Victoria to Yokohama. But a steamer cannot follow a
Great Circle from Port Simpson' to
Yokohama, because of the interposition
of the Alaska peninsula. There are certain considerations which influence the
choice of steamship routes across the
Pacific, and one of them in this case
is the Aleutian islands, which extend
in a chain across the southern part of
Behring sea. Every Great Circle drawn
from San Francisco or any port north
on the American coast to Hong Kong
or any point north on the Asiatic coast
passes through the Aleutian group, and
it is improbable that ocean steamships
. will be sent as a regular thing along
routes of travel which will take them
through this chain of islands and into
Behring sea. Therefore the question of
trans-Pacific routes cannot be settled by
mere measurements upon the chart. It
is something with which practical navigators have to deal. Nevertheless there
are available ports in British Columbia
nearer the Orient than Victoria, and if
the governing consideration with the
Company is to reach such a port, Victoria is out of the running. But until
we know definitely that this is the consideration that will control the Company's choice, Victoria has more than
a fighting chance.
Let us look the facts squarely in the
face, so as not to deceive ourselves at
the outset. If the G. T", Pacific enters
British Columbia by way of Peace River
or Pine River pass it will be then as
far west as Victoria is. If it enters by
way of the Yellow Head Pass and follows the only feasible route for such
a line as tbe Company proposes to build
it will go by way of Fort George at
the great bend of the Fraser and will
then be substantially as far west as
v ictoria. The distance from any point
on any of the routes likely to be chosen
by the G. T. P. common lo both ports,
is longer to Victoria than to Port Simpson. To reach Victoria expensive
bridging or a car ferry will be needed.
These are, it is submitted, all the considerations that can be urged against
Victoria as compared with a more northerly point.
What have we to offer on the other
hand? .-vgainst greater mileage there
is the indisputable fact that the line
to Victoria would pass through a region capable of furnishing greater local traffic than a line to Port Simpson,
and there is very little of the area that
could be made tributary to the latter,
which could not at substantially tbe
same cost be made tributary to the
former. In other words, it may be
said with confidence that a railway
across Central British Columbia from
any point in the Rockies, north of and
including Yellow Head Pass, to Victoria would yield a greater volume of
traffic per mile than a railway to Port
Simpson. Jie name Port Simpson is
used for convenience as meaning any
of the more northerly ports.
There is nothing appurtenant to any
of the Northern Mainland ports in any
way comparable in potential development with Vancouver Island. It is desirable in discussing a matter of this
kind to avoid the language of exaggeration, but no one can successfully
gainsay the fact that Vancouver Island,
which is as large as the Mainland of
Nova Scotia, is naturally one of the
richest areas in the world. Our people
may safely challenge the closest investigation of' this claim. Every year
brings to light more evidence in support of it. Progress submits this proposition :
The railway that will be the first to
exploit the resources of Vancouver
Island will have an asset of exceedingly
great. value, because the whole Island,
with the exception of the local trade
of the city of Victoria, can be made
tributary for all time to come to such
a line, subject only to such competition
as water transport may afford.
This Island of itself affords the
strongest argument that can be made in
favor of the selection of Victoria as
the terminus of the new transcontinental
railway.
i hat experienced transportation men
have lost sight of tbe fact that at Victoria a railway will be near the centre
of business and population on the
northwest coast, and in touch with all
existing lines of transcontinental steamships, whether to Asia or Australasia,
is not to be supposed, nor is it at all
likely that in their plans they will disregard this consideration. Traffic is
wdiat a railway needs, and the Grand
Trunk Pacilic ^people may be (relied
upon to use extraordinary business sagacity to secure traffic for their line.
It is very improbable that the plans of
ihe company do not include a southern
connection of some kind. Therefore
less stress is laid upon this matter in
ibis article than upon other considerations which are not so obvious. Yet
it is submitted that the facts just mentioned, combined with the future possibilities of Vancouver Island and the
part of tbe Mainland to be traversed
in reaching it, afford a very strong
case in favor of Victoria, and, unless
Ihe simple question of shortness of
route is to be the detecmining factor,
present a case which would command
the confidence of the financial world
to a higher degree than anything that
can be alleged in favor of a more
northerly port.
It is to' be [remembered, however,
that in the negotiations between tbe
Company and the Government and in
the discussions in Parliament, the route
contemplated was one to a northerly
port, and it might be held to be a
breach of faith, if a line involving a
very considerably greater mileage should
be chosen. This is a matter for consideration, and it may be that in order
to secure the selection of Victoria and
the construction of additional mileage
substantial assistance will have to be
given by the cily and the province.
The above features of the situation
are presented for the consideration of
the people of Victoria, but without
any knowledge on the part of Progress
of the intentions or wishes of the Company than is not possessed by any one
who reads the papers.
made is that we want the job for some
one else. And so it goes. Now let it
be understood once and for all, that in
its criticisms upon the management of
the Fire Department, the only object
which this paper has had is to bring
about an improvement. It is solely
with that object that it asks if the management of the Albion Iron Works fire
is to be investigated? That grave
errors of judgment appear to have been
committed seems undeniable, Tbe people have a right'to know what foundation there is for that opinion, and,
if there is none, the Chief has a right
to be relieved of any responsibility as
to -mistakes of judgment.
SPELLBINDERS.
THE FIRE DEPARTMEN
TS there any intention on the part
of the city authorities lo inquire into
the management of the recent disastrous
fire? This is a question which calls for
an answer. In Victoria we have a very
common habit of importing personal considerations into every public matter that
arises, and this is tbe case to such an
extent that it is almost impossible to
secure the impartial discussion of any
subject. If a public officer fails conspicuously in the discharge of his duty,
and a newspaper directs attention to
tbe fact, immediately some of the officer's friends seek to convey the impression that Ihe paper has a grudge,
against him or is championing some
one else. Singleness of purpose seems
to be a thing that is not recognized.
At the linic Progress protested against
the manner in which a certain conspicuous criminal was dealt with, a high
official said: "You cannot make any
politics out of that." When Progress
has said that the present Chief of the
Fire Department does not display good
judgment, the only reply that has been
One of tlie most notable differences
between Canadians and the people of the
United States is that we have, very little
use in this country for the class of public men known among our neighbors as
"Spellbinders." The "Spellbinder" is a
speaker whose efforts are of the florid
kind, and that they are effective campaigners is shown by the fact that they
are in great demand . It is alleged of
Chauncey Depew that he carried a country, precinct by bis reference to the
sheep. What he said about sheep must
have taken, judging from the report,
something like ten minutes to
utter. It was the veriest rubbish, yet delivered in good style
it caught the farmers. Canadian
farmers would vote a man as little better than a sheep if be would talk such
stuff to them; Adlai Stevenson in his
Western campaign tour devoted a lot of
time both in Seattle and Tacoma to a
rhapsody on Mount Rainier. Col. James
Hamilton Lewis would hold an audience
for an hour uttering words which had
no special reference to any political issue and frequently did not form connected sentences. And so it goes. Your
Spellbinder will get up before an audience and begin as follows: "Yonder
pale moon whose glorious beams are
more beautiful if less refulgent than
those of the King of Day, whose rising
the ancient people of the East welcomed
with song and prayer," and so on for
twenty minutes and not a man in the
audience would lifl his hand lo shy a
brick at: him. T'he writer heard a talented lawyer address a commercial body
on the Alaska boundary. He began by
slating the case from bis own point of
view with great clearness and was listened to in silence. After he had concluded this part of his speech he launched into verbal pyrotechnics which absolutely had no meaning at all and was
cheered to the echo. He afterwards
said that he had to do some "spellbinding" in order to ensure the passage of
his resolution to have a committee appointed to look into tbe matter. Fancy
a man trying to "spellbind" our board
of Trade! The rural parts of the Eastern States and the West generally are
the fields where the spellbinder is most
effective. In the Eastern cities he does
not take so well; but probably nothing
so influences the voter of the eighty millions of people in the great Republic as
this high-flown and meaningless oratory;
Which goes to prove that there are some
things about popular government that
might be improved upon.
THE RAILWAY COMMISSION,
The Railway Commissioners did not
hold a session in Victoria, no business
having been prepared for their consideration. It is not generally understood
that the commission is a sort of court
and conducts its business in a regular
way. That is to say, if complaints arc
made which come within the scope of
the commission, notice must be given
not only to the commission but to the
party complained against. The law fixes ten days as the length of notice to
the opposite parly. Some people seem
to have regarded the commission in much
the same light as they do one of the
Ministers of the Crown, that is, ready
at any lime to hear and determine questions; but this is not the case. There
must be a specific complaint. Notice
to the opposite party and tbe presentation of evidence which may be under
oath. Then tbe question ought to be
argued and after that, the commission
render their verdict.
"Made in Canada" is a sure guarantee of superior value as applied to tbe
pclicies written by The Mutual Life of
Canada. The evidence of the supcrior-
ilj of an endowment policy in this old
reliable home company can be seen right
here in British Columbia. It will interest intending insurers to call and sec
what return The Mutual Life of Canada has made to residents of this prov-
irce who insured in it twenty or twenty-
five years ago. R. L. Rrury, manager,
3! Broad street.
|~LABOR DAY
CELEBRATION!
VICT0RIA,B.C.
Monday, Sept. 5th, 1904
Monster Parade,
Sports and Games,
Grand Assault=at=Arms,
Seven Bands,
Speeches, Dancing.
Monster Tombola Drawing
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*f     The Week in Society     j *
The Week in Society
Victoria society is all agog .over the
coming of Their Excellencies, the Governor-General   and   the    Countess   of
Minto  on  their  farewell  tour  of  the
Dominion.   The vice-regal   party   will
consist of Lord and Lady Minto, their
eldest  daughter,  Lady    Eileen    Elliot,
Mr. Arthur Guise (Comptroller of the
Household), Major F. d. Maude, C. M.
G., D. S. 0. (Military Secretary), and
Captain Bell, A. D. C.    Of course the
event of the visit which possesses most
interest for the members of the Capital's "Four Hundred" is the reception
which Their Excellencies will hold in
the Parliament Buildings    on Monday
next at io p.m.   This is to be quite a
state affair and will be conducted with
all the ceremony which    is usual    on
such occasions.   For instance, it will be
necessary for those desirous of being
presented to provide   themselves   with
two cards on which their names should
be legibly written.   One of these cards
will be handed to a functionary on entrance to the Legislative chamber, and
the other to    the A. D. C.-in-waiting,
who will announce the name to Their
Excellencies.    Of course, evening dress
will be in order, and full dress uniform
for officials and naval and.military officers.    The  flagship  band  will  be' in
attendance.   The handsome hall is now
being decorated with flags and palms,
and when all is complete on Monday
next the scene should be a most brilliant  one.    The official programme  to
date has been arranged as follows:   Ii.
M.   S.  Grafton  will  arrive  with    His
Excellency on board at Esquimalt   on
Sunday about 6 p.m.    Lord and Lady
Minto and daughter will then drive to
the residence of Commodore and Mrs.
Goodrich on Head street, whose guests
they  will  be  during  the  stay in Victoria.    Sunday evening    will be spent
quietly  and  Monday  will  be  free  till
i :30 p.m.,  when  His  Excellency    will
proceed to the city hall, where he .will
be officially welcomed by the Mayor and
Council and then drive to the drill hall
for the presentation    of the civic address.   A luncheon will be given hy the
city at tlie Driard, to which it is understood upwards of one hundred ladies
and gentlemen have been invited.   The
afternoon will be spent in driving, with
possibly a visit to the sports at Caledonia grounds, and in the evening Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich will give an
official dinner in honor of their distinguished visitors, after  which the state
reception  will  take place.    The    party
\vill return to Vancouver by the Grafton on Tuesday at io a.m.
*   *   *
On Wednesday last the members of
the Alexandra Club assembled for their
annual meeting to elect a committee
and to arrange several matters of importance and interest affecting the club's
welfare. After the afternoon's business
had been disposed of, the president
(Mrs. Powell) in a few clear and brief
remarks gave her ideas on what she
thought the uses of the club should be.
Her views were heartily indorsed by
those present. It may he here remarked that this quiet little club of which
at present so little is known or said and
which has for its object the gathering
together of its members in one kindly
sisterhood, appeals more perhaps to the
tired mother than any other member,
for here in a comfortable chair in a
bright, well lighted, airy room she can
read all the current periodicals and
papers of the clay in "perfect quiet"
(only mothers know what those two
words convey), or if she desire it have
a cosy tea and a chat with a friend in
the general room, that sends her back
to that little empire of which she alone
is queen and adviser, refreshed and
stimulated to take up the reins of government which for a brief interval she
has laid aside. There is no doubt in
tlie language of the far west that the
club is "here to stay" and that in the
future its influence will be felt not simply as a mere social rendezvous but as
a centre where woman will meet her
sister woman on the same plane and
where together they will strive to raise
the standard of what is best and sweetest in their sex.
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Victorians arc much interested in the
marriage solemnized on Monday last at
Portland of Miss Maude Goodwin,
daughter of .urs, II. Dallas Helmcken
of this city, to Mr. Henry W. Oh-
landt, a young millionaire merchant of
San Francisco, the culmination of a
five months' courtship. The honeymoon
journey is being made on the steamship
Senator lo Nome, where Mr, Ohlandt
has extensive business interests. Returning in the autumn, Mr. and Mrs
Ohlandt will visit here, and subsequently take up their residence in San Francisco.
At the interesting ceremony of laying the corner stone of the new St.
Paul's Church, Esquimalt, on Tuesday
last (which was performed by' Mrs.
Charles E. Pooley), there were present
among others Hon. C. E. and Mrs.
Pooley, Miss Pooley, Mrs. Goodrich,
Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. Janion, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Wake, Mr. E. Baynes-Reed,
Mr. Woodgate, Mr. Mules, Mr. Gels-
thorpe, Mrs. Hammond, Mrs. Crocker,
Mrs. Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Saville,
Mr. Graylen, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Pooley,
Rev.   and  Mrs.   C.  Elisor   Sharp  and
others.
*   *   *
Major Maude, Captain Bell and Mr.
Guise will be guests of the officers at
the barracks during their visit here.
Major Maude, military secretary to
the Governor-General, has already made
quite a name for himself. He rendered conspicuous service in the late South
African war, obtaining the medal and
the D. S. 0. for his good work in
the Transvaal. The C. M. G. was conferred upon him on the occasion of the
Royal visit to Canada in 1901.
* *   *
H. M, ships Bonaventure and Flora
will be in port on Sunday to give His
Excellency the customary salute on arrival. Guards of honor will be furnished by the troops at Work Point
for the various functions on Monday.
Lady Eileen Elliott, who will accompany her father and mother on their
visit, has just returned from London,
after being presented at King Edward's
court. It is reported that she was looked upon as one of the most beautiful
debutantes of the past season.
* *   *
Mrs. D. Spencer and Mrs. L. Good-
acre left for the East this week, accompanied by their daughters, Misses
Ada aud Nellie Spencer and Maude
Goodacre, who are to attend Whitby
Ladies College. Before returning
home Mrs. Goodacre will visit friends
in New York, and Mrs. Spencer make
a short slay Avith her daughter, Mrs.
(Rev.) McCrossan, in Minneapolis.
* *   w
Mr. and Mrs. James B. McLaren and
family of Vancouver have spent the
greater part of the week here, in the
course of a cruise on Mr. McLaren's
handsome schooner yacht Maple Leaf,
one of the prettiest pleasure craft that
has ever visited the local harbor.
* •*    *
Messrs. G. V. Cuppage, A. G. Wrig-
ley and W. W. Bolton returned this
week from a pleasant cruise with the
clipper yacht Gwenol, and Messrs. Cup-
page and Bamford are now cruising with
her in the Gulf archipelago, enjoying
the sailing, fishing and shooting.
ft it! *
Sir Henri Joly de Lotbiniere, Lieut.-
Governor of British Columbia, accompanied by his son and daughter, leave
Quebec for Victoria on Wednesday
next. Sir Henri's official term expires
in June next, when he will again take
up his residence in Quebec.
* *   *
Among the Victorians attending
the dance iu honor of Hon. and Mrs.
Cecil Edwardes, given by Mr. Edward Mahon at Vancouver last Friday, were Miss Keefer, Miss Wey,
and Mr. O'Reilly.
»   *   *
The wedding look place in Montreal
this week of Dr. E. H, von Eberts, a
nephew of Mr. D. M. Eberts of this
city, and Miss Muriel Howard, daughter of Dr. Howard, former dean of the
medical faculty of McGill.
* *   *
The Bishop of Columbia and his bride
have arrived home and received a warm
informal welcome on Wednesday evening. A formal reception will be tendered them at Bishopsclose on Tuesday,
as already slated in these columns.
* *   *
The steam yacht Thistle is making
a three weeks cruise along the northern Island coast with her owner, Mr.
James Dunsinuir, Mrs. Dunsmuir and
family, Dr. and Mrs. Wason, Mr.
Mrs. and Miss Little. Mr. T. E. Pooley, Mr. B. H. T. Drake and Mr. W. F.
Burton,
A large afternoon tea was given by
Mrs. G. V. Cuppage recently in honor
of her sister, Miss Gladys Kane, who
is at present in Victoria.
* *   *
Rumor is current of the engagement
in marriage of Mr. Ernest V. Bodwell  and  Mrs.   M.  H.  Cowan.
* *   *
Mr. A. H. B. Macgowan, M. P. P.,
and Mrs. Macgowan, spent a considerable portion of the week with Victoria
friends.
Mr. Edward Bruce Irving, son of
the Hon. Mr. Justice Irving, has returned to the Royal Military College at
Kingston, to resume his studies after a
very pleasant vacation spent with his
parents. Miss Paula Irving, his sister,
has left for England to rejoin her
schoolmates after the holidays, now
about over.
Mr. D. R. Wilkie, vice-president,
and Mr. W. Cockshutt, one of the
directors of the Imperial Bank, visited Victoria last week.
• *   *
Miss Mary Scott of Portland, who
has been spending a fortnight with
Miss Musgrave of Vancouver, is now
visiting Victoria friends.
• *   *
Mrs. H. IL Powell of Santa Clara,
Cal., returned home last Wednesday,
after  a pleasant  stay  with  friends
here.
• •   •
The Misses Bertha and Mabel
Steele of Duiidas, Ont., are visiting
with Rev. and Mrs. D. MacRae.
• #   #
Mr. Francis J. Hunter, inspector
of the Bank of Montreal, has returned
to the East, after an extended visit
in the Coast cities of British Colum
bia.
• •   •
Miss Kathleen Mills has returned
home to Vancouver, after spending
several weeks of the departed summer here.
»   *   »
Mrs.  J.  W.  Gordon  of  Enderby  is
the guest of Mrs. E. C. Simmons of
Vernon, and will arrive here in a few
days for an extended visit with relatives  and friends.
• •    •
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Horton are visiting friends in England and expect to
be away from Victoria for the greater
part of a year.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson and a
party of friends are making a late summer trip to Port Simpson on the little
steamer Fern.
* *   *
Mr. R. Matheson of this city and Miss
Georgina McGavin were married in
Seattle last Wednesday, Rev. J. Wharton officiating.
* ' * .*
Alexandra lodge, S. 0. E. B. S., hospitably entertained the members of the
Work Point band at a social on Wednesday evening.
Mr. A. M. Rasch and Mrs. Abbie
Gertrude Wellington, both of Seattle,
were united in marriage here on Tuesday by Rev. H. J. Wood.
* *   *
Mrs. S. B. Snider has returned to her
home in Vancouver after a pleasant
two weeks' visit with Victoria friends.
* *   *
Mr.  J.  Frank Grimason of Chicago
is visiting his brother, Mr. J. L. Grimason.
* *   *
Mrs. George Whitc-Fraser and her
sister, Miss Miles of Dawson, will spenrf
the winter at Roccabella.
Messrs. Challoner and Mitchell, with
a party of friends are at Sooke river
for the shooting.
* *   »
Messrs. F. A. Gowen, J. A. Rithet
and Frank Stevenson are holiday-making at  Salt Spring Island.
* *   *
His Honor the Lieut.-Governor leave.?
Quebec for Victoria on Wednesday next,
accompanied by his son and daughter,
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. William Marchant left
this  week on a three months' holiday
visit to the Old Country.
* *   *
Miss   Kane of Brooklyn,   N.  Y.,  is
the guest of Mrs. G. V. Cuppage, Maclure street.
* *   *
Mrs. Frank L, Macfarland of Vancouver is visiting- Mrs. Fraser of 45
Menzies street.
* *   »
Mr. E. J. Diinsniorc, Phm. B., has arrived from Vernon to take up his residence here.
* *   *
Missal Phipps has returned from
Vancouver, where she was visiting
with her sister, Mrs. F. J. Proctor.
Labor Day
All over the land, from ocean to ocean will march
on Monday next, the grandest army that ever trod the
earth. An army of peace but of ponderous power—
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+   *   *
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i case of pneumonia and pleurisy in
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i case of typhoid in five days.
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PROGRESS, SATURDAY, SEP. 3, 1904
The Week in Society
Continued from page 5.
Mr. W. H. Bullock-Webster is visiting Nelson.
* *   *
Mrs.'Richard Hall has returned from
a visit to the Sound.
* *    »
The Misses Hipperson of Nelson
are visiting friends here.
*:   # ..*
Mr. R. W. Irving of Kaslo is enjoying  a  vacation  visit  in  Victoria.
* *    #
Mr. Dean   Spencer   has   returned
from an extended visit to Europe.
»   »   •
Mrs. S.  F. Mackenzie of Vancouver
is visiting Victoria friends.
* *   «
Miss Graham  has  returned    from a
visit with Mrs.  Matheson of Phoenix.
* *   *
Miss Holmes is visiting with Mrs.
Clarence M. Marpole of Vancouver.
* *   *
Hon. Justice Drake and the Misses
Drake are enjoying a noliday at Glacier.
* *   *
'Mr. J. H. Hawthornthwaite, M. P. P.,
spent the week at the Capital.
* *   *
Mrs. J. Keating and family of Los Angeles are visiting Victoria friends.
•    •    •
Miss Brownrigg has returned from a
visit to  California  friends.
* *   *
Mrs. H. Molyneux and Miss Moly-
neux of Atlin, are visiting Victoria
friends. 4$
* »   •
Hon. Captain Tatlow was the guest
of Mr. Joseph Page, J. P., of Galiano
Island, for the beginning of the shooting season.
* *   *
Premier McBride is to pay a visit to
the Similkameen during the coming
week.
* *   «
Mrs. S. Byrne, wife of the Mayor
of Spokane, visited Victoria this
week.   " , i
* *  *
Mr. Charles E. Jones of Tacoma, for
many years identified with the business
life of Victoria, has been spending the
week with old friends here.
Dr. G. A. Ben Hall of Nelson has
been   visiting  his  brother,   Dr.   Lewis
Hall of this city.
* »    *
The annual picnic of the Sons of
England at Esquimalt last Saturday
was a great success in every way.
* •   •
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Hooton have
returned  to  their home  in  Tacoma,
having spent their honeymoon here.
* *   »
Miss Constance Spencer has been
visiting with Mrs. A. B. Erskine, Vancouver. ._.,.
,                       *   *   *
Mrs. J. W. Armstrong has returned
to her home in Vancouver, from  a
visit with Victoria friends.
* »   *
Messrs. W. W. Sylvester and H. M.
Finlayson visited New Westminster
friends last week.
Labor Day
Arrangements
flonster Parade and Pleasures for
AH Tastes on Monday
Next
Arrangements are now virtually completed for what promises to be the
longest and best Labor Day celebration!
in local history, on Monday next. A
big feature will, of course, be made of
the parade, which it is hoped His Excellency the Governor-General will consent to review ere it reaches its destination—Caledonia Park.
In the parade it is understood that
the oldest union shall take the lead,
headed by the Victoria City Band, and
followed by the others according to
seniority. The Highland Pipers' band
and the Boys' Brigade bugle band will
be placed at uniform intervals in the
line, but just what unions will be headed by bands cannot be definitely settled
until the arrival of the visiting bands.
The parade order is as hereunder:
UNION FORMATION.
1. The Victoria division forms in
order of seniority on the west side of
Douglas street, with the right facing
Johnson street.
2. Vancouver division forms between
Pandora avenue and Cormorant streets,
on Douglas street.
3. Nanaimo and Ladysmith division
forms between Cormorant and Fisguard
streets, on Douglas, with the right facing on the north side of Cormorant
street.
4. New Westminster division forms
between Fisguard ana Herald streets, on
Douglas street, with right facing on
north side of Fisguard street.
5. The parade will be in double rank
formation facing east.
6. Each division will be preceded by
a band.
7. In the order of march a distance
of six feet will be allowed from front
to rear and an interval of six feet between lines will be observed.
8. The police and fire departments
form on the right of the line, the former preceding and the latter following
the band of the'Victoria division.
9. The Boys' Brigade forms on the
left of the Victoria division.
10. Carriages with civic and provincial guests will form on the north side
of Pandora avenue, between Douglas
and Government streets, and enter the
procession between the Victoria and
Vancouver divisions.
MERCHANTS' FLOATS.
Merchants' competitive floats form on
the south side of Pandora avenue between Douglas and Government streets,
and will be so divided that an equal
number follows each division.
UNION F 1.0ATS.
most people will no doubt go after paying their respects to the Governor-General. Chief Watson will take charge of
the balloon ascension at the grounds.
At 8 in the evening the mass meeting
will open in the city hall, where many
able speakers will entertain those who
wish to hear labor matters ably handled.
At 9 o'clock the Labor Day dance
will commence at the A. 0. U. W.
hall, Yates street, and there, too, entertainment will be furnished those who
wish to enjoy themselves.
Throughout the evening bands of
music on the public streets will help
thousands of promenaders to enjoy them,
selves and pass a pleasant evening.
THE HOSPITAL FETE.
—Further Evidence:
Apropos of the remarks previously
made in these columns on the text of
the greed displayed by the Esquimalt
Water Co. in bargaining with small
property owners desirous of building
in the suburbs, still another instance
presents itself on Lampson street. A
resident of that thoroughfare informs
"Progress" that although a water
main runs immediately in front of
his house, so that all he required was
a service pipe of fifteen feet length,
when he applied for permission thus
to connect with the main he was informed that he would have to pay
$150 for the privilege. Rather than
submit to such Shyloek dictation he
dug a well and erected a windmill.
There are scores of others who have
been held up by the Esquimalt Water
Co. for payments that are as outrageously excessive, and building in the
suburbs has been immensely handicapped through their non-progressive
and unfair policy. It certainly is
high time for many reasons that the
company's service should be taken
over by the public.
. VANCOUVER papers tell the story
of how W. C. Burge got a piece of
bone in his left foot and had it work
round until it came out of his big toe
on the right foot. No people in the
world would believe the yarn but those
who can be induced to swallow ihe
statement that Joe Martin is quite out
of politics.
The floats of each competing union
will form in order of seniority on tbe
east side of Douglas street, between
Johnson street and Pandora avenue, and
enter the procession directly behind
their respective unions.
ADVERTISING FLOATS.
Business advertising floats will form
on the south side of Cormorant street,
between    Douglas     and     Government
streets, and swing into line immediately
following   the   New   Westminster division.
Appended is the order of march:
Police Force.
City Band.
Fire Department.
Typographical Union.
Ship Carpenters and Caulkers.
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.
Bricklayers.
Iron Moulders.
Stone Cutters.
Cigar Makers.
Pressmen.
Boiler Makers.
Longshoremen.
Letter Carriers.
Retail Clerks.
Painters,
Tailors.
Laborers' Protective Union.
Electrical Workers.
Boiler Makers' Helpers.
Barbers.
Blacksmiths.
Leather Workers.
Garment Workers.
Fife and Drum Band and Boys' Brigade.
Judges,  Civic and  Provincial  Guests.
Highland Pipers.
The Labor Day luncheon will take
place at 12:30, immediately tbe parade
is over, at the Victoria hall, Blanchard
street, and at 1:30 the games and sports
will commence at Caledonia Park, where
One of last week's principal events
was the garden party in the grounds of
the Royal Jubilee Hospital, given by
Mrs. James A. Douglas assisted by the
Hospital Auxiliary ladies. The initial
idea in organizing the fete was the establishment of a room in the new Strath-
cona wing to the name of Douglas, a
name which will be always honored and
must stand first in the history of this
Province,  and  its benefactors.
The Directors took the opportunity
of formally opening the new ward.
Right Rev. Bishop Cridge said the dedicatory prayer and a short but felicitous speech followed by the president.
Mr. Robert S. Day. Among those present were Mrs. Goodrich, Mrs. G. H.
Barnard, Mrs. J. D Pemberton, Mrs.
James A. Douglas, Mrs. Robert Day,
Mrs. George Gillespie, Mrs. Rocke
Robertson, Mrs. James Dunsmuir, Mrs.
Thornton Fell, Mrs. IT. A. S. Morley,
Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. Stuart Robertson,
Mrs. A. Griffiths, Mrs. Vincent, Mrs.
Dickenson, Jr., Mrs. Frank Hanington,
Mrs. W. E. Oliver, Mrs. Fraser, Sr.,
and numerous other friends. During the
afternoon anu evening upwards of 500
visitors took the opportunity of visiting the Hospital and inspecting the new
ward. An interesting feature of this
building is that the furnishing of each
room has been undertaken by either a
society or an individual friendly to the
Hospital and desirous of placing a memorial there. As the rooms stand now
they are named as follows:—"Douglas"
"Helmcken," "Dunsmuir," "Martin,"
"Trades and Labor Union," "Woman's
Auxiliary," "Daughters of Pity," "The
King's Daughters," "The Arion Club,"
and two more remain to be named—the
A. 0. U. W. having one of these under
consideration.
The Sun room is as yet unfurnished,
but $20 donated by the J. B. A. A. will
be devoted to this, and it is thought that
perhaps some individuals would like to
contribute a piece of furniture towards
the comfortable furnishing of this very
desirable acquisition to the comfort of
convalescent patients.
The fete was a complete success; the
band of the Fifth Regiment gave an admirable programme both in the afternoon and evening, and tea and refreshments were served throughout, the
Daughters of Pity rendering all assistance when their help was required.
After sunset the grounds were prettily
illuminated with lanterns and. colored
lights, wnich, together with the full
moon, made the always attractive surroundings of the Hospital look more
beautiful than ever.
The auspices under which the Strath-
cona Ward has opened are certainly
happy ones, and let us hope that these
will continue until the Hospital is
fully equipped with those further additions of which this ward is only
the necessary precursor
Mrs. Douglas would like to thank
all those who by their hearty interest,
contributions, and presence on the
occasion assisted so largely in insuring
the success  of the undertaking.
were transcribed. And so did counsel for the defence, who made use of
the omission.
—Mr. Keast's Successor:
The local organ of the Government,
the Colonist, announced this week the
appointment of Mr. Raymond B. Pun-
nett in succession to the late Mr. Arthur Keast as deputy registrar of
the county court of Victoria. This
appointment it is gathered from other
sources is however merely temporary.
Trere is a probability that the permanent appointee will be Mr. Herbert Stanton, formerly a resident of
this city, and for some years past
government agent at Nanaimo. The
business of the latter office has much
depreciated of late years, and it may
be deemed wisdom to cancel the government agency in the coal eity.
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Considerable discussion has recently
taken place in the local press with respect to the advisability of attempting
nother musical festival during the
:oming winter, to be carried out on
much the same lines as that of the one
held previously, under the conductor-
ship of Sir Alexander Mackenzie. No
doubt the subject should be very carefully thought over before action is taken
n- an affair of such magnitude; and
then again it would seem that Victorians should not give the project a second thought before voting it unqualified approval and deciding to go ahead
with it, as music of the description
provided at the previous festival cannot fail to be an educator not only to
large proportion of the public composing the audiences, but also to the
performers themselves. Victorians today are this much better off than last
year, that they have some practical experience of musical festivals, which they
jhad not then, and that alone is perhaps
the cause of the subject being viewed
somewhat askance. But supposing that
the musical folk of the city eventually
do make up their minds and decide to
again have a festival, whom shall be
asked to be the musical leader? This
is of as much importance as anything,
so let the local musicians first find a
conductor and then probably all will
be well, and preparations advance with
perfect harmony, and Victorians will
hen again be able to pitt themselves
jgainst their musical neighbors across
be Gulf. There have been many head-
bakings and knowing looks passed
irom one to another when the musical
'estival question has been brought up,
s if there were something to be ex-
ilained before assistance should again
e lent to an affair of this sort. Well
upposing—only supposing—that there
f, a little matter on which some are
-. trifle hazy, and remembering the
flight inconvenience they were put to in
laving to turn out for practices in in-
itement weather? Surely this is not
tiough to interdict further advance in
nitsic, even if Victoria did not benefit
nancially by the performances.
*   *   *
Business at The Grand keeps up its
wonderful record. This week the
:rowds have been going to the birds
:hiefly—although all are not hunters.
The Cockatoo circus preceded with such
extravagant praise has more than made
pod expectations, and all classes unite
in" attesting the wonderful training of
the feathered performers: Superlatives
are not at all out of place in paying
tribute to the act which Professor Mon
of the present week that has apparently
given the greatest pleasure has been that
of the Mexican trio—one man and two
ladies—who introduce a melange of
characteristic vocal and instrumental
music and dances of a varied nature.
They are clad in the bright, picturesque costumes of Mexico and perform
their various selections with much vim
and energy. A clever piece of character
work is that done by Kehoe and Rainer
in their rural comedy sketch. Miss
Rainer's rendition of the character song
'"Way Down in Maine" causes many
laughs and loud applause. Mr. Kehoe
as the old farmer, is a character-study
in make-up, dialect and acting, acquired
by long experience with leading dramatic productions. They are a strong
team, and their laugnable cross-song
and eccentric dance finish a sketch that
demands an encore. Queen and Ross
also proved a strong attraction, and they
have something unusual in the way of
a sketch. Mr. Queen does some fine
tumbling, and Miss Ross is an expert
dancer and contortionist. Both sing
and dance and have some rapid-fire repartee that is catchy. The illustrated
song for this week is "The Face in the
Firelight." It is well rendered and the
pictures are beautiful. The moving pictures are varied in character. Those
representing scenes on the battlefield in
the war between Japan and Russia are
very interesting at the present time.
*   *   *
The Crystal theatre marks Labor Day
with its re-opening with a programme
for the week that shows quality in every
item, with business-like discrimination in
balancing the bill so that all tastes may
be suited. "Lone Star Harry," the
world's champion rifle and pistol expert, heads the bill of five strong items.
His act is described as the greatest of
its kind ever offered British Columbia
patrons of vaudeville. After many wonderful feats of expert markmanship he
concludes his act by playing a tune with
rifle bullets fired at bull's eye targets,
ringing the bells in rapid succession and
thus producing the air. Surely nothing
to surpass this in novelty was ever offered in a musical act. Another feature
of the bill is the song, "The Wreck of
The Clallam," composed by Mrs. Albert
E. Oates of this city, and now for the
first time offered a British Columbia audience. The other features are the great
Pamplin, the Egyptian novelty artist;
Blunt, the contortion wonder; Tom
Doyle, the world's champion reel dancer and vocalist; Morton and Fairfield
in a comedy sketch entitled "The Fortune Teller," and an interesting series
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tagtte has provided with such infinite of moving pictures. In future the Cry-
patience and so wonderful resource in staI's admission price will be io cents
the training of his pets. Ernest L. t0 a11 Parts °f the house for matinee
Barbour is another of the week's strong performances; in the evenings the stand-
features, presenting a monologue with ar-d Prices of io and 20 cents will pre
impersonations, etc., that reminds one
irresistibly of Marshal P. Wilder, although not as a copy by any manner
of means, for Mr. Barbour has originality of method that saves him from
such imputation. The Three Moores
do a neat comedy act that has plenty
of spice, and entertaining singing and
talking in it. There are songs, duets,
trios, etc., all good quality, and Miss
Marion also proves herself a clever
skirt and contortion dancer. Fields &
Whallen have a laughable skit in the
line of singing farce, but it verges on
roughhess and fun of the slapstick
sort, and is therefore somewhat below
the standard of the house. Mr. Roberts'
song for the week is the pretty "In
The Village by The Sea," and the
motion pictures arc new and clear,
thereby  pleasing  everyone.      For    the
vail, and all will agree that big value
is offered for the money.
*   *   *
Prof, Montague, who is exhibiting a
cockatoo circus at the Grand this week,
is a man full of interesting stories. He
loves to talk of his birds and tells endless stories of his experience, as a
trainer. Everybody remembers since
childhood Madame Garetta, who became
world-famous through her educated
pigeons. It used to be the ambition of
every child to go and see her performance. She was Prof. Montague's wife.
He did the work behind the stage and
she did the exhibiting. The professor
likes to speak of his late wife, how all
animals took great liking to her at first
sight and used to follow her on the
streets. Among many mementoes from
European  trips  tbe    professor    fondly
coming week the bookings are the Four cherishes a faded bo ^ M/_
Juggling  Marions,  exper   club  man.p-  dame GirM& by the then Pri|lcess of
ulators-;    De.nar.a ft Orlando   singing Wa|      „ow  Queen  q£ £   ,    d   wh„
ance which I am now introducing is
the result of seven years of hard and
constant practice, combined with a patience that would try the spirit of a Job.
"The cockatoos are said to live to
the age of 100 years. It is possibly
true, for I saw one in the zoological
gardens at London which had been
there 85 years and they don't know how
old he was when he was placed in the
garden.
"My birds have never been whipped
or abused, which accounts greatly for
the willing and happy manner in which
they go through their performance. My
real work is not on the stage, but in
the morning, when I spend two hours
looking after their health and comfort.
All the delicacies of the market are
theirs, and when I appear I am greeted
with a chorus of 'Hello, papa;' 'Hello,
papal' 'Good morning, papal' and they
screech to beat the band in a frantic
endeavor, one to out-do the other in
matting noise."
* *   *
The season at the Victoria opens
Monday evening with a sumptuous revival of that merry chestnut, "A Texas
Steer."
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Florence Roberts is to add "Marta
of the Lowlands" to her old repertoire
this season.
Virginia Brissac, last here with Florence Roberts, is now a member of
White Whittlesey's  forces.
* *   *
Reginald Travers, formerly with
James Neill and Ralph Stuart, is to go
out with Wilton Lackaye.
* *   *
Signor Emestio Claudio, formerly
with the Rose Shay Opera Company,
has opened a studio here, for violin,
mandolin and guitar.
* *   *
Gorton's Minstrels, on Thursday
evening next, is the second attraction
at the theatre on View stret. Gorton's
show is well known here, and rates
about a good second class in minstrelsy.
A Word to
Campers
Do yon want a souvenir of the
summer outing that will be a permanent work of art?
Do yon want snch a memento of
pleasant days under canvas at a most
moderate price?
Then why not have the eamp and
its people photographed by an artist
making a specialty of home pictures?
"BEX" is the man to do it.
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WEEK  OF SEPT. 5th.
The Four Juggling Martons,
Expert Club Manipulators.
Deraaria and Orlando,
Song and Dance Soubrettes.
Harry Walton,
King of Chinese Impersonators.
Agra* and Hilton,
Novelty Bicycle Act.
Illustrated Song
Mr. Frederic Roberts
" Last Night when the Moon was
Shining."
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and dancing soubrettes; Harry Walton,
tbe so-called king of Chinese impersonators; Agraz & Hilton, in a novelty
bicycle act; Mr. Roberts in the illustrated song "Last Night When the
Moon Was Shining"—and the moving
pictures up-to-date.
The first week of the re-opened Edison
under the capable managment of Mr.
Waller Kellogg, evidences that the popularity of this house stays with it, and
that as a manager as well as an entertainer Mr. Kellogg is llic right man in
the right place. There is little con-
tributary to the comforl or the pleasure
of his patrons that is overlooked, and
is must be encouraging lo him to note
that the demand for improvement is
centralized in the requirement of additional sealing accommodation, which
will very shortly he provided.   Tbe act
appearing by royal command at Marl
borough house in London at a children's
party.
"There is only one secret about bird
training," said the professor to an interviewer, "and that is kindness and
patience, with a large stock of the latter,
and determination to succeed. I have
trained two lots of cockatoos, my late
wife using the'first lot. These that I
am exhibiting now at llic Grand I procured on my last visit to Australia in
iSgfi. I arrived there too late in the
season to get nest birds, which are tame,
and was obliged to accept trapped ones,
which are caught in nets. Everyone I
knew in Melbourne told me I had attempted an impossible feat. This, however, made me more determined  thaii
Looks Like a Threat.—"Those stories of "Mark's" and "Willie's will be
published in book form some time."
—Cumberland Enterprise.
* *   *
A local daily remarks that Sir Chas.
Wyndham, Ellen Tnrry. Mrs. Patrick-
Campbell, Forbes Robertson, Mme. Re-
jane, Ermete Novelli, and Tomaso
Salvini will probably be .among this season's offerings at the Victoria Theatre.
The probability of these or any of them
being  seen  hy  Victorians  at  home  is
about one in seven millions.
* *   *
Mrs. W. E. Green resumed her classes in voice culture on September 1st,
at her residence 53 Michigan street, or
at Wain's studio.
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Victoria Aerie No. 19 F, O. E. meets every
Wednesday evening In Eagle Hall, Adelphi
Block, at 8:30 p. in. Sojour.i sg brothers made
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eourt   Northern Light, No. 5935.
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Meets slid and 4th Wednesday iu each month
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cordially invited to all meetings.
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Midsummer Sports
Tennis
Fishing
General
»jN«tMiw|H»»»»»iM|!l»^
There will be still another race be-  to the fact that they have played long
in company."   The fun arises from the
fact that they had never played together
before.
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The proposal to form an international
fore the yachting season closes locally,
* *   *
Good   fishing   is   reported   from   the
upper Cowichan.
* *   *
The  yacht  White  Cap  has  returned' lacrosse league for next season to in
from a week's cruise among the islands, elude Victoria, Vancouver, New West-
* *    * minster,   Seattle,  Everett  and  Tacoma,
It is expected thai a Labor Day la- is meeting with a good deal of support
crosse match will be arranged between on both  sides  of the line.    The  idea
the team which recently returned from seems a good one, especially as it may
Oregon and  a picked twelve. lead to a renewal of playing relations
* *   * with    New    Westminster.    Preliminary
An  eleven   of  the  Royal   Engineers negotiations   might   be (undertaken  by
C. C.  is  playing Tacoma  in  the  City the Vancouver club, and the other clubs
of Destiny today. mentioned doubtless would appoint dele-
* *   * gates   to   discuss   the  proposal   if  the
Wrestler John  Berg has gone home suggestion is made.
to Sweden to see the old folks.   He is
still a sick man. Last Saturday's very successful re-
* *   * getta of the Bays is now too ancient
New Westminster and Nelson lacrosse history for any recapitulation to be
teams are to play exhibition matches desired by readers of "Progress."
during the big fair at the Royal City. This paper feels it a pleasure however
* *   * I to compliment the officers and corn-
Mr. A. J.  O'Reilly of this city has mittee of the Association upon the
for the third consecutive year won the excellence of the general arrange-
croquet championship of British Colum- ments and the members upon the
bia. Hon. Mrs. Cecil Edwardes won good sportsmanship displayed in all
the cup for the ladies' handicap singles,  events.   The presentation to Dan 0'
* *   * Sullivan of a handsome souvenirlock-
The golf club at   a  meeting   last et—of gold with crossed oars, in which
week received the reports of various is set a diamond 'and the letters J.B.
officers and elected Col. A. W. Jones to A.A.—was a.fitting finale to regatta
the club captaincy    and    Mr.  Harvey day.
Combe to the secretaryship. , «    «    .
* *   * I    Chief  interest  in  the final  shoot  of
Mr. C. B. Wainwright of Vancouver,  the Victoria Gun Club centered in the
has invented an improved patented cen- match for the club trophy, successively
treboard for sailing craft, which bids won heretofore by J. C. Maclure, Rob-
fair to become a necessity in modern crt Sangster, Otto Weiler and W. Tl.
yacht-building. , Adams  (twice).    This time the victor
* *   * I was C. F.  Banfield, who broke 27 out
Frank B.  Greer has issued an open of 30 for the cup, and, shooting.on,fmish-
challenge, through the East Boston ed with a break of 46 out of 50. Otto
Athletic Association Boat Club, to any Weiler ranked second in the trophy
sculler in the world, Lou Scholes or shoot, with a score of 25, while fol-
Fred Peterson preferred. , lowing in  their  order came W.  Bick-
* *    * j ford, 24;  W.  FT.  Adams, 23;  Charles
Sweeny  of  the   Central   lacrosse  Pears, 22; T. Peden, 21, and W. Pears,
21.
*   *   *
F. J. Miller, a veteran prospector and
miner, addresses the following pertinent
letter to the Cranbrook Herald:    "Has
j it ever come to your notice the number
Pte. Perry of Vancouver is undisputed of nsn  tllat llave  Deen dynamited this
military  rifle  champion  of the  British, summer in Fish lake?    I   took   a   trip
empire.     And  now  Co. Serg't-Major'tnl'ol1Sn tllat part of t,le countl'y aBout
team of this city, accompanies the Van
couver   Argos   on   their   Eastern   tour,
which will include matches in Winnipeg,
Hamilton,   St.   Catharines  and    Montreal.
*   *   *
tion. Schwengers particularly distin-t
guished himself, but the empty seats in
the grandstand were disheartening in
their number. The Rainiers won by 4
to 1, but it is not too much to say that
if the Victorias had anything like the
substantial encouragement from the Vic-i
toria public that their opponents have
from the people of Seattle, they would
very soon outclass their conquerors of
last Saturday. Today baseballers, as
well as everyone else, will be shooting,
but next Saturday will witness what
probably will be the closing engagement
of tlie baseball season at Oak Bay, the
Victoria nine meeting the famous Fern-
woods.
* *   4
The Victoria lacrosse twelve, under
the management of President Thomas
Hooper and the captaincy of Art. Bel-
frey, returned Monday from a visit to
Oregon, which included matches in Astoria and in Portland. In both games
the opposing twelve was representative
of Portland. The first match was
drawn, 2r2; in the second Victoria won,
2-0. The attendance in- each case was
large and the public thoroughly appreciative of clean and fairly fast lacrosse.
Victoria's team, largely composed of
intermediates and juniors, was quite
new to one another. The .Portlands
were found to be largely made up of
old Eastern players. There were four
importations from Tacoma—Brown,
Wallace, Lynch and Thurston, late of
Vancouver; Oddy, late of the New
Westminster champion team, and Hague
and  McCance,  of  Nanaimo,
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The Y. M. C. A. Lawn Tennis Club
will hold a handicap tournament on
Monday next. Handicaps have been
fixed as follows: W. M. McNeill, owe
15; A. B. Fraser, jr., scratch; W. B.
Fisher, scratch; R. Dunn, receive 1-2
15; H. F. Pullen, receive 15; Rev. A.
Ewing, receive 15; J. Nelson, receive
15; W. S. Terry, receive 30-15; S.'
Porter, receive 30-15. The following
matches will be played on the day
! mentioned: Fisher vs. Porter, Wad-
dington vs. Terry, Pullen vs. McNeill,
Ewing vs. Nelson, and Fraser vs. Dunn.
The finals will be played during the
week.
EGG PRODUCER
What is it?   (Excelsior Meal).   It furnishes the chemicals necessary to produce an egg.   A strictly up-to-date food.
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
TELEPHONE 413.
*   *   *
Of the six hundred
or more sportsmen
Fred Richardson of this city, lias won four weeks ago and I figured out that; who went out for the opening of" the scathe championship of Ontario and broken the lake had been dynamited, because son,, about 549 would like tp'have.a per-
the aggregate record of Canada. The t',ere was as much as four inches of sonal interview with the man who. said
Easterners will begin to realize shortly ('e;l(1 nsl1 '" tlle creek coming out of the "the birds were never more plentiful."
that the West can shoot a few. 1,ake-   I believe there is such a person,  Good    hunters with good clogs on tlie
* *   * Us a game warden in this part of the, opening day had to    be    content with
The English partridges have increas- Ko°tenays, but what is he doing, except  three or four birds.    A bag of twenty
ed and multiplied at Langley, where draw ,lis remuneration every month-?.. has yet to be reported to any single gun
they were turned out this spring. A i T1,e only trouble is that there are not! and blanks were numerous as the famous
close, watch should, however, be kept enough men employed to protect the .leaves of—what is that Spanish place?
on them during the next few months or.fish and Same of tllis country. Wake ' Yet everybody got good exercise and the
the pothunters will make an end of the  up' peol)lc: wake "P-" majority acquired magnificent appetites
experiment. ' *   *   * so that there should be no general kick'
* *   * I    Tl,ls week will be the last for the With (lie unfortunate, the standard ex'
Campbell and Gray, lightweights, have sale of tickets in H- L-  Salmon's  St.  cuse is as in   years   agone    "tlie   dog
signed articles to wrestle here at catch Lc8er swceP- Mr> Salmon reports that' wouldn't work." The more luckv ones
weights, catch-as-catch-can, on Labor 4.he ,sales arc '"creasing day by da*, with becoming modesty shared the elorv
Day. Campbell is favored by the Main-,As 1,lc amount of commission to provide, with the faithful hound One of the best
land papers, being picked to score an!for a" expenses, is stated, viz., 10 per bags on the E. & N Thursday was mado
easy victory from the Nanaimoite,        |ccnt-  *hc  public  are  safeguarded,  and  by an enthusiast who although bereft*of
* *   * Iget. back 9° Per <*'* of fie entire sub- ' one of his legs by a railway mishap man
The Nelson lacro.se team has ac-; scrlpt,on'   Pretty roily is a strong fav-  aged by a patrol of the track on a spee-
eepted $850 to play in New Westmin- .°Ante   ,fo(r. tllls. dass,c . *™\*^  St.  cr and his own       , marksmansh?
ser during fair week,  not because1 Ama»d  ,lle  winner  of  the  Derby   is make up a bag of seventeen.   He had no
the   thought   of   monetary   consider-j ?p°"d   !lV0"te at 4 to 1 against    No  dog.   Another gentleman who had dor-
lirVMc   fcr   thf.   sH-pwi   will   he   cnlrl   m1   :.j   ,:,,,„ ;       olul
ations does not make their amateur
souls boil, but so that the New Westminster folk will not be offended.
\*?1 -.. °". .t!'ecS"'e.e.P,..lV,l    _M !.,'.    ied in t,,e loa" °f a setter of famous
In the Seattle tennis tournament, the
papers were in error ,in recording a"victory for Mrs. Davidson and Miss Goward over Mrs. Langton and Miss Hulbert. It was the other way. Mr. Hunter, Miss Goward, Mrs. Langton and
Mr. Powell were all amazingly successful in their Sound and Oregon tennis
engagements.
*   *   *
The
[Victoria after September 5, so that the
drawing can be prepared. This will be
held in Pioneer Hall on the tafternoon
of September 6.   The public will be in-
1 vitcd to he present.
*   *   *
The Pacific Coast is to have a chal-
[ lenge trophy to be competed for by
lacrosse  teams  from  California to  AI-
I aska, Mr. P. J. Lally. of the Lally Lacrosse Manufacturing Company, of Com
I wa
I offered to donate a trophy lo represent
.      „     . 1 the championship of the Pacific Coast,
score   111   the  Garrison-Victoria ai-ld l0 ,)c open t0 thc competition of
;.',.Y SernS„ V, , ",alC,les "ow teams from British Columbia, Washing-,1
stands 2-all, the club having Won last ton, Oregon and California. The trophy '
Saturday s match at the Jubilee grounds wi,| be ready for competition next sea-
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Gents' Vici Kid and Velour Calf Boots jft2? for $2.90
We call special attention to our School Shoes.   We handle the best at the
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Our finest stock of West of England aud Scotch and Irish Goods is
most complete, and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
Suits to Order $20 up.        Overcoats to Order $25 up.
Pants to Order $5 up.
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We rent tents cheaper than ever; new and second-hand. We
have a large assortment of tents, bags and covers—all grades,
sizes and prices, at the largest and best equipped sail loft and
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125 GOVERNMT ST., Up-stairs
F. JEUNE & BROS., Proprietors,
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I
FOR
Established 1858.
Homes and FruitjA W< ^ridgman,
Lands
Secure Monthly "HOME LIST"
from
BEAUMONT BOGGS
427 Fort Street Telephone 30
name and illustrious pedigree, found that
once in the woods the much-honored
animal insisted upon losing herself and
would not hunt a little bit. After carrying the prize winner out of the woods a
couple of times, she was given a meaning kick in the ribs and tied up for the
rest of the day, while a reservation
mongrel put up the birds and won a reputation. Another gentleman who bor-
_ ,  ,   ,,    , ,.    r       ,       rowed  a  famous  dog—allegedly worth
.??.',"".*h.*LP_t *"  -™'2«! ?7oo though who shall say what a dog
would do with so much money?—tied
him up in a shanty near Goldstream Wednesday evening as he (the hunter) retired to dream of triumphs on the morrow. In the morning there lay poor
by 167 for three wickets to 112 on a soil " Just" what' form "it" "will'take has Gf1ert stark an,d stitf; ,Hc had incompleted first inning. Great interest not yet been definitely settled, but ar- ed through a low window during the
is taken in the prospective fifth and rangement of this, of the details of do- nlSnl'> ""wisely without measuring the
final match. I nation and the conditions of cbmpetit-   «*■■■ of'le confining rope and hangerf
... I ion  ,,.lvc been    ]eft ,„ charge of the !>>' «•« »e.ck until thc spark had flown.
W. H. Yawkev, (he Detroit baseball sporting editor of the Vancouver World, J he hunting season has opened atisp.c-
magnate who is reputed to be worth who will communicate with Ihe various 10llsl>'> '" that there have been no serious
$10,000,000 and to have spent $55,000 leagues, on behalf of Mr. Lally, and oh- accidents recorded But the man who
on  baseball,  visited    Victoria    this tain their views. <cs"'cs] l0 »'ake a,bag w°»ld d?,.,well to
week.    After attending a hall game *   *   * slum the get-at-able localities.   They are
at Oak Bay he must have come to the     It was the old, old story of an tin- P^tty well  worked out,
conclusion that if he received as poor appreciative  public  insofar  as  baseball
support from the public as is accord- in Victoria is concerned, out at Oak It pays to pack your pantry With
cd the Victoria baseball management,! Bay Park last Saturday. The locals Price's Pure Preserves. His Peaches,
he would  very soon go broke. j were pitted against tbe crack Rainiers  Pears, Plums and Pickles are price-
... I of Seattle, one of the strongest nines less.   Purity is personified in them.
It  is  rather amusing lo read  in the of the Coast in all departments of the  —
Portland press that "the combination of game. The home team, bereft of Mc- New Seasons.—Use1 Wj«« Pur?
the Victoria  lacrossists bore  testimony Manns,  put   up  a   very  pretty  exhibi-  Strawberry Jam.   Gold Medal Brand.
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OAK BAY PARK
Fernwoods
vs.
Victoria Amateurs
Next Saturday
THE GRAND
ENGLISH
St. Leger Sweep
LIMITED TO 10,000.
Run at Doucaster, Eng., September 7,1904.
TICKETS, $1.00 EACH
-AT-
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Prizes divided as follows:
First Horse  40 per cent
Second Horse 20 per cent
Third Horse 10 per cent
Among Starters 10 per cent
Among Non-starters ao per cent
Less 10 per cent to defray expenses
To be drawn for on Tuesday, September 6th,
under the supervision of Sporting Editors oi the
local papers.
THOS. D. SEDGER
ARCHITECT
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