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New Houses For Sale
INSTALMENT PLAN.
A number of new homes, Modem in
every respect. Easy monthly instalments, i
B.C. Land & InTestment Agency Id.
40 Government St.
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Vol.1.   No. 49.
VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 1904
Christmas Cake
Xmas Pudding
FOR QUALITY, TRY
London and Vancouver Bakery
Phone 361
73 FORT STREET
1). W. HANBURY, Prop.
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NEW  BARLEY
First oar of new season's crop just to hand.   Cheaper than Wheat;
makes splendid Chicken Food.   Try a sack.
The Brackman*Ker Milling Company, Ltd.
126 Government Street
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AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN
The Hotel Victoria
Steam E. CAVE, Proprietor Good
ThrSuthout a«erlcan Plan, $8.00 a bay and Dp       ^&
Government Street, Victoria, B. 0.
tQ-ltJUUUtAAAAAaJUUUUivJUUUU.1
e largest stock of fixtures and Electric
f House Fittings in B. C.
THE HINTON ELECTRIC C0.,Ld.
NEW PREMISES:
29 Government Street Victoria, B. C.
e Central Fish Market
BROWN & COOPER.
'''.";"'• j'   (:■'.•   ,
Kippered Salmon, Herring and Bloaters at Wholesale Rates.
Salmon per lb. 12#c.. Herring per lb. 8c., Bloaters 6c.
Please cut out aad paste at front of Phone Book
Twice Hare 22
and 1122 is'the Phone (Local or Long Distance) for
The 20th Century Business Training So., Ltd.
The New College Is now complete, and Is situate at the Corner of Broad
and Yates St., Victoria, B. C.
Arrangements made forBoarding Canadian, American, and Foreign Pupils.
Wireless attd Cable Address, "PRINSCOL," Victoria.
pewriting (all good makes), Memory Methods; Bookkeep-
ling " " "'- ""
ing
fl' E
AdTWriting; Coi
Broking^
C.al.:sAt» . Shorthand, Typewriting (all good makes), Memory
SUDieClS. ing: Quick at Figures; Spelling; Reading (proul). Newspaper Work; Lltbo
and Letter Press Printing: Engraving, Illustrating: Corrections and Haste and Scissors Work;
Penmanship; Geometry; Geography; Languages; Elocution; English; Reporting; Advertising;
Ad Writing; Com ' Law for Clerks and Stenogranners; Civil Service; Banking; Stocks and
Shares; Broking; insuranoe; Baring and Selling; Eleotriclty; Telegraphy; Navigation, etc.
POSTAL PDPILS-ALL PARTS.
Victoria.
Vancouver,
Allday,private tuition. Evenings, 7 to ».    _,„;...
r. Fee Blook, for Shorthand, Typewriting, and Enquirers.
The woman's cause is man's; they
ri6i or sink together.—Tennyson.
•■.■•■»."»'•..
Earth's nobleBt thing, a woman perfected.—Jas. Russell Lowell.
*   *   •
Woman is the   masterpiece.—Con-
ficius.
* *   *
Women teach   us   repose, civility
nrd dignity.—Voltaire.
♦ »  ♦
All that I am my mother made me.
-John Qtiincy Adams.
• •.   •
There is a woman at the beginning
of all great things—Lnmartine.
• •   •
.If woman lost us Eden, such as she
one restore it.—Whittier.
- •   •   •
The world well   tried—the   sweetest
thing in life
lis the unclouded welcome of a wife.
-N. P. Willis.
All the reasonings of men are not
wcrth one sentiment of women.—Voltaire.
* • ■»
0, woman! lovely woman! Nature
made thee to temper man; . we had
been brutes without you!—Otway.
* +  *
Women admire strength without affecting it; men delicacy without returning it.—Jean Paul.
* •   •
All. the reasonings of men are not
worth one sentiment of a woman.—
V< ltaire.
* *   *
Woman is the Sunday of man; not
h!> repose only, but his joy, the salt
of his life.—Michelet.
* *   *..
As for the women, though we scorn
and flout 'em, (
Wc may live with, but cannot live
without 'em.
—Dryden.
The Pilotage
Investigation
Mr. E. Crow Baker Assailed by
the Pilots Who Want to Recover
Money Sighed Away.
/ ■
The inquiry into the charge against
Mr. E. Crow Baker, secretary of the
Victoria Pilotage Board ,was resumed before Special Commissioner R. T.
Elliott on Wednesday, Mr. Joseph
Martin K.C, and Mr. B. J. Perry
appeared for the pilots, and Mr. E.
V. Bodwell, K.C, for Mr. Baker.
The charge is that Mr. Baker retained, or. misappropriated, moneys
due to the pilots during the years
1893 to 1900. It had been the custom
of the board to set aside 10 per cent,
of the funds received by the board
until the end of the year, and the
pilots allege that this should have
been divided among them at the end
of each year, whereas during the period, mentioned the whole amount had
beeu retained by Mr. Baker, the pilots
signing receipts for their shares of
it. The pilots say that Mr. Baker
made them sign away this monex by
undue influence, as they feared to
lose their positions if they declined
to, do. as he wished.
' The defense is that the pilots will-
iiigl-". made over the money to Mr.
Baker because they desired to retain
his services on the board and he was
Unwilling to continue to act as secretary at the salary paid, $50 per
month.
There appears to be some political
interest.attaching to the case, prominent members of the Liberal party
being conspicuous at the proceedings.
The evidence given by the . pilots
Messrs. Thompson, Newby, Bucknam
and Bebbingtoii was much -to the.
same effect, namely, that they had
made over this money, amounting to
about $7,000 during all the years involved, to Mr.' Baker because they
were afraid to offend him. One of
the witnesses, however, modified this
statement by saying that he understood the money was not to go to
Mr. Baker, but to be the nucleus of
a fund for aged pilots,
Mr. Baker gave his evidence on
Thursday. He showed very clearly
that the arrangement made by which
he received the so-called surplus
fund, or 10 per cent, of the receipts,
had been agreed to by the pilots. A
great mass of documentary evidence
was put in, and Mr. Baker explained
that the present action had resulted
apparently from a pact on the part
of the pilots, one of whom, in his
evidence on Thursday, stated that he
hoped to recover a large amount of
money by the present action. Mr.
Baker did not deny that his action
had not been endorsed by the pilotage board, but testified that he had
acted in accordance with the unanimous desire of the pilots that he
should remain on the board and receive additional remuneration from
them for so doing.
Mr. Martin, in his cross-examination of Mr. Baker, endeavored to
show that Mr. Baker had been ordered by the commissioners to pay
over money to the pilots in one particular year which money lie had retained, but this attacK fell down, Mr.
Baker producing the cheques for the
amount, which cheques had been duly
paid by the bank. It was shown
that Mr. Baker practically had created the means by which the pilots
earned the large salaries, nveraging
between two and three thousand dollars a year, which they had pock*.te(ty
while his official salary had averaged $50 a month since the creation of
the association; and with the "surplus money" added, his salary had
averaged n little over $60 a month.
Suggestions were thrown out by
Mr. Martin in his cross-examination,
that Mr. Baker had held his position
and drawn the additional money, assigned to him by the pilots, by virtue
of his influence with the Conservative government then in pnwe-fy but
no evidence in supnort of these suggestions was offered.
The investigation concluded yesterday morning, and the special commissioner will forward his report to Ottawa at the earliest possible moment.,
7^TOm"A7lT^
Call and See Our Special
December
PIANO  BARGAINS
All prices reduced during December
Hicks & Lovick Piano Co.
J^'iS/^8 dBvernment St., Victoria, B.' C.       »
/
Price 8 Cents.
It will probably be a Weekjir twoTie^,
fore anything will be known as tothe
result, Which is looked forward to
with keen interest.
PROGRESS-AN ACROSTIC,
Pages of Progress with interest are
read,
Right glad   are   its   readers   that
changes are made;
Over its items   a   brightness   now
shines,
Greatly enhancing   its well   printed
lines.
Regarding its jokes one can laugh at
the fun,
Ever clouded before with  its questionable pun;
So long may you flourish—who edits
.anew,
Send Progress, prosperity, good readers and tiiie.
H. C.
LEGAL.
A case in which a good deal of
public interest was manifested was
decided before Mr. Justice Harrison
this week. It was that of the three
men charged with assaulting Street
Car Conductor McLeod. The men
had a preliminary hearing and were
lodged in jail, and, electing for
speedy trial, were brought before the
Comity Court Judge. The evidence
was repeated, and at its conclusion
the Judge found the men guilty of
the charge preferred against them,
and imposed a fine of $30 in each
case. In so doing, His Honor commented on the seriousness of the offence and the importance of protecting public officials in the discharge
of their duty, adding that the previous .good character of the prisoners
was fully considered, and had much
to -do in mitigation of the penalty,
The evidence went to show that tbe
men were somewhat under the influence of drink and were under the impression that the new schedule rates
announced were in effect on that
date. The conductor does not appear
to have exercised much discretion iu
his mode of treating these particular
passengers—a little forbearance on
his part might have averted the
whole trouble. It, unfortunately, too
often happens that when men are
invested with a little brief authority
and clothed in uniform, they are apt
to forget themselves. In this particular case, there is a general feeling
that Conductor McLeod might have
used more discretion and by so doing saved a lot of trouble. However, as His Honor pointed out, it
is important public servants be protected in the discharge of their duty.
It is not often that there is friction
between the street car employes and
the public, and it is to be hoped that
the present case will be the last.
the Privileges
Teachers Claim
Convention or Convenience Discussed at Meeting of Public
ichool Trustees.
In addition to the usual routing
business transacted at Wednesday's
meeting of the Board of School Trustees, the question of permitting school
teachers on Vancouver Island to close
their schools on January 3rd and 4th .
for the purpose of attending the annual convention of teachers to he held .
in Vancouver, was discussed.
Trustee Beaumont Boggs introduced the following resolution:
"Whereas, a notice to teachers has
I cea printed in the public press of
Victoria (unsigned) announcing that
the Education Department has granted permission to the Island teachers
to close their schools for the purpose
of attending the convention to be
held in Vancouver on January 3rd
and 4th next.
'' And whereas, the usual summer
vacation of six weeks was extended
for eight weeks, and the schools close
for the Christmas vacation on the .
16th and should reopen on the 2nd
of January;
"Therefore be it resolved, (That
this board emphatically protests
against a further closing of the
schools of the city on the 3rd and
4th of January, as mentioned in the
said notice."
Trustee Boggs supported the resolution in a vigorous speech, asserting
that the teachers now had more holidays than enough, and in this con- •
nection he enumerated some of the
regular vacations which the teachers at. present enjoy.
Ti is. gave rise to considerable discussion, and finally a resolution of
Trustee Lewis was accepted, directing
that the schools be opened on January 3rd,
Spanish Treasure.
Too many people are patriotic only
when their own party is in power.
• •   •
Now that the Liberal Government
iu Hungary has been defeated it talks
of appealing to the country.
• •   ♦
Tn order to avoid (he risk of the
Russian officers getting on the spree
and bringing the navy iritid (d)isremite,
the second Pacific squndron is going round  the     Cape    instead    of
through the Mediterranean.
• *   •
General Stocsscl is snid to be a
Swiss by birth, tall and bulky, a
rigid disciplinarian nnd very profane. One can imagine how such n
man will just now curse the Japs, the
Russians, the C/.nr and his dnrned
luck.
• •   •
With the approach of the session
of 1905, newspaper readers must be
prepared for another scries of long
lending articles from that editorial
mill on Broad street on "The Government; Its Sins and Shortcom-
iuss: Whv It Should be downed, nnd
How to Down It." It is still a Conservative Government.
Like the confidence-trick man, the
Spanish treasure swindler is ever on
the alert in endeavoring to ensnare
fresh victims, says an English exchange. Another budget of artfully-
framed letters is being scattered
about the country, but this time thc
epistle does not emanate from a
State prisoner, but from one who is
laid by the heels for bankruptcy, and
makes appeal to astute Britons to aid
him in freeing luggage which he has
in France. Among the articles is a
valise containing information as to
| the whereabouts of £37,000, and the.
apportionment of the third part of
this amount is dangled as a reward
! before the eyes of the to-be-duped
Jones. As the bankrupt's case is urgent, replies by telegram to a given
address in Madrid are requested.
Mine host in an Ayrshire town who
has been honoured with one of these
epistles, had some years ago, by way
of frolic, a'nibble nt the Spaniard's
hidden treasure bait. After luring
the swindlers—who hailed from Cadiz
—on for a time with offers of assistance, the transaction to be carried
through the aid of female relatives
of the Don, the Scot brought matters
to a crisis by mentioning that he had
a brother a sailor, who was likely to
call at Cadi/., and would do himself
the pleasure of visiting the sister or
daughter of the unfortunate Spaniard, if the necessary address was
forwarded} and then render the flnan-
cind aid required. Needless to say,
he heard no more of the matter,        i
A genuine Cravenette Rnin Cont
on the hack is worth two umbrellas
in Inc hand.
A short time ago the head master
of an English boarding school observed one of the boys cleaning his
knife on the table cloth and immediately pounced on him. "Is that
what von generally do at home, sirt"
he asked, sternly. "Oh, no," replied
the Iv- quietly, "we have clean
knives at home."
lY.iiimonia come., cheap, but goes
high.
See Finch's new assortment of choice' Preserved PLUMS, PEA0V8,
ties for Christmas trade, ranging from STRAWBERRIES, Etc., home grown
50c. to $2 each. Finch & Finch, 57 and home made. Insist on haTtni
Government street. Price'!. g
mmQQnEm$sxm$HBMX£ d®3?. ss)®e&.
qajPBBJtTOSJMI
Misadventures of
Augustus Smitherins
No. 3—The  Misadventures   of   the
Yellow Dog.
In relating the very peculiar experiences of my friend, Augustus
SmUncrms, I do not think that any
part of my task has caused me so
much anxiety as that dealing with
the Surprising Misadventure of the
Yellow Dog. I thank Heaven that I
have never been to Rossland. Accustomed as I am to the^iomforts and
refinements of old England, I find difficulty in appreciating the truly remarkable conditions, social, moral
and commercial, of that distant and
dreadful city. And unless I master,
to some extent, this difficulty, how
can I hope to make intelligible or
credible to the ordinary reader the
story that I have to tell? That the
facts about to be set forth are true,
I know, but that they should be true
almost passes belief.
I had heard of Rossland some little
time before Augustus visited it in
the course of his explorations in
British North America. A former
friend—he is not dead, but our friendship is at an end—advised me to invest money in some sort of mine at'
Rossland. I took his advice, and
some of the inhabitants of Rossland,
I suppose, took my money. Whether
the man who advised me to invest
was one of the conspirators, I cannot say with certainty, but if he
was, his sin has found him out,- for
I am informed that recently he has
had to part with his valet, and his
villa in St. John's Wood, and is
threatened   with   bankruptcy   pro-
his
re-
Man
But to return to my narrative.
The first intimation Which reached
Smitherins Manor of the arrival of
Augustus in Rossland came in the
alarming form of a cablegram. It
arrived ■ before noon, when Lady
Smitherins never feels very strong,
and its arrival completely unnerved
her ladyship. Crying out, "Augustus
is dead!" her ladyship collapsed on
her favorite Persian kitten, which
happened to be asleep on the nearest
chair. The kitten succumbed, but
when the cablegram was opened, itj
was found to deal only with urgent
financial matters. In view of my
own experience of Rossland, when I
saw that the cablegram was dated
from that place, I quite understood
why Augustus had run short . of
money.
When Lady Smitherins recovered
consciousness, the purport of the
message was explained to her, but it
was long before her mind was cleared of the idea that Augustus was in
the bands of mountain brigands who,
had held him for ransom.
A lew weeks after the arrival of
the cablegram a letter, dated from
Rossland, was received from Augustus.
"I have reached a very remarkable
place," he wrote.    "I never imagined that such a town could exist
n llhin, the confines of the Empire, on
viiich the Sun never Sets.   In Ross-
laud there is no Day and no Night.
Oi course, there are two periods of
the 24 hours, one lighted by electricity and' the other by the sun, but
Rossland is never asleep.  I approach-
■Hl the town by night.  The approach
' ij very slow, for Rossland is situated
high up among the mountains, and
the train goes round- and   round,
Inukwards and forwards, in order to
n.omit to its destination.   You see
the lights of the   town, apparently
quite close to you, some time before
you arrive.   It was interesting, and,
I should imagine, a trifle dangerous.
.    .    The hotel at which
I put up was about the size of a
hitle village inn in our country.   It
wui> built of wood   and   contained
only seven or eight bedrooms, very
small .-and scantily furnished.   I was
told there was a bigger house in the
town, but it was of the same character.   Being so high. in the mountains—the peaks hem you in there on
every side—the streets are hilly and
rocky, and Rossland strikes you as
a cross between an Alpine village and
tbe slums of a big eity—saloons here,
there and everywhere, and just a few
respectable buildings for the banks
and public offices,
"On,my arrival I was put up at
the Rossland Club, a comfortable
bungalow, where cards and cocktails
are the principal attraction. It was
there that I first heard of the mysterious yellow dog.   I was- listening,
in the reading-room, to a fluent description of the Rossland' mines and
their enormous   capabilities, by   a
rather dissipated-looking young man,
tyho,' I was inffirmed, had recently
come from Toronto and was manager
of a mine called the Frozen Bear, his
principal qualification for that important position being that his uncle
was a director of a Canadian Bank.
During this interesting address, another rather dissipated young man
came in and was introduced to me,
by the manager of the Frozen Bear
as Mr. Joseph Tompkins. Mr. Tompkins was very affable, and, much to
my amusement, a little condescending. Mr. -Tompkins, however, was
restless^ and soon rose from
seat, 'Sorry I can't stay,' he
marked, 'but I have to see a
with a Yellow Dog.'
"My friend, the manager, smiled.
'We will excuse you,' he said, and
Mr. Tompkins went out of the room,
after-bumping against two chairs and
one side of the doorway.
'"Is Mr. Tompkins fond of dogs?'
I asked.
" 'Oh—ah—yes, I suppose so,' replied the Mine Manager.   'The Yellow Dog is, of course, extra valuable.'
"'What kind of breed is he?' I
asked.
" 'Just yellow. I don't think yon
have him in England.'
"As my friend appeared unwilling
to pursue the subject, I did not ask
any more questions.' On the following day I received an invitation, by
word of mouth, to attend a banquet
iii one of the wooden hotels in honor
of a political visitor, Mr. Martin,
who'aspired to the premiership of
the province". I accepted the invitation with pleasure, and meeting the
Mine Manager at the Club, inquired
if he would be present. He said,
'Yes,' and added that he would see
me there, and, if possible, arrange to
sit next to me. 'Just now I can't
stay with you,' he said, 'I have to
see a man with the Yellow Dog.' He
had gone before I could express my
surprise. Was everybody in Rossland anxious about this strange animal ? I went out and walked around
the town. I saw lots of dogs and several dog fights, but no sign of a dog
that struck me as being particularly
yellow! The dog fights, by the way,
seem popular in Rossland. Whenever one commences, the buildings
near by are promptly vacated by the
people in them and a crowd of spectators assembles. to - watch the fray.
Possibly, 1 thought, the yellow dog is
a great fighter.
"The banquet commenced at 9
o'clock. I met my friend, the Mine
Manager, at the Club, and we walked to the, hotel together. On the
way, I asked him if he had seen the
yellow dog. He replied that he had
and that he thought I should very
likely have a chance of seeing that
animal myself during the night. The
banquet was highly entertaining. A
crowd of men, the majority of whom
were properly dressed, sat down to
the tables, the political gentleman
having the place of honor on the
chairman's right. I regarded him
with considerable interest. He was
oddly dressed in a very ill-fitting suit
of dark grey. He was stout and by
no means handsome.; in fact, he did
not impress me at all. When he replied to the toast of his health, ho,wi
ever, I was both impressed and
startled. Mr. Martin has a very
nasal, hard voice, but he speaks with
great fluency and effect; he is no
doubt a man of ability without much
culture. The other speeches ' were
absurd. All the men in Rossland
appear to think themselves orators,
and their after dinner speeches are
high-flown nonsense. One gentleman,
an American general, caused great
amusement. On being called upon,
lie asked for a few minutes delay in
order that he might send a messenger
boy to the office of the local newspaper. The boy was sent for, and
on returning from the office handed
the general a long slip of paper
printed on one side. The general
took the slip in his hand and rose to
his feet.
" 'This, gentlemen,' he said, 'is a
proof of my speech which will appear in the Rossland Digger tomorrow, and with yonr kind permission
I will now read it to you.'
"This caused great merriment, and
the general read his speech all
through very carefully.   Personally,
I was surprised that any newspaper^
should trouble to print it at all, much
less in advance of its delivery.
"But the 'sensation of the evening,' as the Digger expressed it next
day, was 'sprung upon the festive
(gathering by the Hon. Mr. Martin.'
II should say it was I Whether the
particularly bad champagne had up-
m^ammmiassaaa^^^
to be digested, J cannot say, but
something clearly was the matter.
Mr. Martin transfixed the banquet-
ters with a stony stare, and,' secure
in his own plain wearing apparel, denounced them as 'white-shirted hoboes !' A cold shiver ran round the
tables. But I will not disclose the
painful scene. A 'hobo,' it appears,
is a sort of tramp or idler.
"I have referred to the quality of
the champagne, and I speak of it feelingly. Not content with the fact that
I had been drinking a fair share of
this stuff, my friend the mine manager, who was in a state of marked
exhiliration, introduced a quantity of
whisky into my glass and then induced me to 'join him.' I did so,
and was very nearly ill on the spot.
I succeeded in avoiding (that),, however, but I must confess that my
head swam horribly. Later, the mine
manager and I left the dining hall
and went into the street. It was a
fine, cold night. But the.air did not
do me much good. We went, into a
saloon to get what the mine, manager
ta'led a '.straightener to fix us up.'
It certainly fixed me, for, coming out
of the saloon, I fell off the sidewalk
into a mixture of melting snow and
j miid several feet deep in the ditch,
ihe mine manager pulled me out, and
as I staggered to my feet a.huge dog
came bounding down the street, rush-
id between my legs and hurled me for
the second time into the soup. The
mine manager laughed so much that
he also lost his footing and joined me
m'the ditch.
"I hardly know how we got out.
But we managed to scramble onto the
«idewalk somehow. We sat down on
a doorstep and endeavored, to separate .ourselves from some of the mess.
While thiis employed, the mine'manlier ejaculated, "Ha!' and pointed
up the street. 'Yon have seen him
at iast,' he said.
"I looked in the direction he point-
fti There, on the sidewalk, just be-
Ioy.'- an electric lamp, sniffing the air,
Vii(] wflffaing his tail, stood an enormous Yellow Dog."
■■' '.Next, week—No. 4. The Misadventure of the Great Atlantic Hotel.)
' The monthly mixed foursome competition of the United Service Golf
Club took place last Thursday at
Macaulay, Point. The scores were as
follows:
Will get" their money'k Worth. The
match Will be fought on Friday evening, December 23. Jim Oakley is a
bluejacket on board H. M. S. Shearwater, and Neilings is the dangerous
man of the R. G. A., who has made
Sergt. Dunn hustle on more occasions
than one.
* •   »
According to Mr. F. E. Lacey, the
M. C. C. secretary, the precise loss
incurred by the club through last
year's tour in Australia was £1,044
19s. lOd. Mr. Lacey takes exception
to those who said "the M. C. C. can
afford it," for, though it was partially
true that the M. C. C. was a rich club,
and that if their possessions were
realized there would be enough to
discharge all liabilities and have a
small balance in hand, the question
had to be looked at in the light of a
going concern, and without a doubt
they were largely dependent on the
weather. Speaking personally, he
thought it unreasonable that the M.
C. C. should take over the whole of
the financial responsibility, and he
thought that step's might be taken to
reduce the possibility of loss to a
minimum. The Melbourne. Club had
handed over £500 to associations out
of the proceeds of the last trip, and
they would naturally not give away
the greater portion of their profits.
* •   •'
The Victoria West Association
team played with only eight men the
eleven of the Egeria at Oak Bay. on
Saturday, and in spite of heroic efforts had to acknowledge defeat to
the tune of 6 goals to 1'." ,No team
three men short can expect to achieve
success.
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The Y. M. C. A boys are taking up
handball and their court is just aboi/lf,
completed.
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The J. B. A. A. intermedaite basketball team has made an excellent
showing -so' far this • Season. Out of
three matches played two were victories. The other was lost to the
Fifth Regiment by the narrow margin of one point, the score being 6-5.
The victories were against.the Fernwoods, the first being with a score of
21-17 and the second 30-21.
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LODGE REGISTER.
Woodmen of the World.
Meets ist and 3rd Fridays. Assessments an
due and payable'on the first day of the month.
Members must notify clerk of change of occupation and location.
Independent Foresters.
Hall
Court Cariboo Mo. 743 meeta in No.
A. O. O. W„ ist and 3rd Tuesdays at S p, m,
Thos. Le Measeurier, Fin. Sec., Garbally Bet
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec., 141 Chatham Steeet.
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13
Mr. Ellison and Miss Bell 77
Mr.   F. S. Barnard   And
Miss G. Loewen .... 76 12 64
Col and Mrs. Jones.. .. 72 7 65
Maj. and Mrs; Bland ... 83 18 65
Mr.    Rithet   and    Mrs.
Gence * ...... 80   15, 65
Mr. Pooley and Miss V.
Pooley.,;. 82   14   68
Commander   Hunt    and
Mi's. Langley .1 .... 74 5 69
Capt. and Mrs. Bunbury 85 15 70
Mr.   French   and   Mrs.
Perry ....   ...... 92   19   73
Mr.: Spearman and Mrs.
Becker..  .... 88   14   74
Commodore Goodrich and
Miss Pooley....;.".. 85 11 74
Capt. Blandy   and   Miss
Vernon ..95   18   76
Capt. Parry    and    Miss
Walsh  ... ..106   23   83
Capt. and Mrs. Brady.. .107   19   88
Hon. F Hood and Mrs- Lampman,
Mr. Foil arid Hon. Mrs. Hood, Mr.
Genge and Mrs. Davidson—No returns.
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Although the present J. B. A. A.
handball tournament is not for the
championship the interest taken in
it by the members is as keen as ever.
Appended is the standing of the
teams us to last Thursday :—
P. W. L.
Smith and Sutherland .".  .. 5   4   1
Hart and Pettingell 5   4   1
Jost and Finlaison 8   6   2
Jones and Jesse..  ..-'..  .. 6   4   2
Peden and Hughes 5   2   3
Hunter and Belyea ...... 6   2   4
Smith and Leeming 6   2   4
Woods and Mowat ....... 4   1   3
Kennedy and Andrews .... 2   0   2
York and Pendray 3   0   3
The prize for the competition for last
week is awarded to tbe competitor who
sent iu the remark "What's in a name?"
as the monkey's remark on the tuberculosis concert.' Two competitors sent in
this reply and the prize is awarded to
the first opened.
PROSE.
For the best original anecdote, literary sketch, story or essay, not   .
to exceed 460 words ...........$1.50
THE MONKEY'S REMARK.
On another page will be found among
the advertisements a Coupon for this
competition. The competitor must cut
out the coupon, fill in the space left for
that purpose with the most appropriate
remark he or she can think of, and
mail to ''Progress" office so as to arrive
on or before Wednesday evening next.
The competitor sending iii the most appropriate and ingenious "remark" by the
Monkey will receive $2. The decision
will be made without any reference to
the political color of the remark.'
Pratornal Order ot Basics.
Victoria Aerie No. 12 P.O.B. meeta every
Wednesday eyenlng in Eagle Hall, AdelpM
Block', at 8:30 p. m. Sojourj sg brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, w. President; Frank
LeRov w. Secretary.
Itorthern Light, No. 593S.
S.O. fc
Meets at -and 4th Wednesday in each month
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting member*
cordially Invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton
Secretary.
Knlohts of Pythlaa.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meeta at their Hall, cor
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at I
p.m.  Sojourning brothers ire alwaya welcome.
J.H. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.ftB.
Box M4-  •      ■ "    - 	
Juvenile, Ancient Order of Foresters
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday in each month
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters arc always
welcome. S. L Redgrave, President; B. A.
Laken, Secretary.
D. H. BALE
LEIGHTON ROAD
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Building Lots for Sale,
Houses Built on the
INSTALMENT FLAN.
Fire, Life, Marine
and Accident
set Mr. .Martin's liver, or whether
the muscular 'spring chicken' refused
Active preparations are being made
for the boxing contest to take place
on December 23 at the Savoy theatre.
The management promises this will
be one of the best contests that has
ever tatken place in this city. Both
men are hard at work training and
will be in the best of condition on the
night of the contest. Oakley is in
training at the Colonist hotel, and.
Neilings is in the hands of men who
are a safe guarantee that the people
The late residenCfTof Hon. D. W.
Higgins, on Cadboro Bay road, has
been sold by Messrs. P. R. Brown,
Ltd., to Dr. Ernest Hall. The house
is one of the handsomest in the city.
The property is beautifully situated
and the land comprises two and one-
quarter acres and covers a full city
square. It is adorned with ancient
oak and other trees, garden shrubbery, orchard and vegetable garden,
tennis court, stabling, etc. The figure paid was slightly under $10,000.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce are condiments
that should .he in every house. Price
and quality second to none.
"Tell me, Mr. De Witt, how would
you define a work of fiction!"
"Oh, any of those books that says,
'They were married and lived happy
ever after.'"
tosses settled with
promptitude and liberality
Agency Wellington
Household Coal
Hall. Goepel & Co.
Phone 88
100 Government Street
LAND REGISTRY ACT.
In the matter of the Application of
William Farrell for a Certificate
of Indefeasible Title to Subdivision Lots D and E of the Gar-
■_   bally Estate (Map 116) Viotoria
District .(now Victoria City).
Notice is hereby given that it is
my intention to issue a Certificate of
Indefeasible Title to the above land
to William Farrell on the 6th day of
February, 1905, unless, in the .mean-,
time, a valid objection thereto be
made to me in writing by a person
claiming an estate or interest therein)
or in any part of it.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General.
Land Registry Ofnee, Victoria, B.
C, 31st October, 1904.
Hotel Davis
Our Rooms ate tbe most central, tbe
best furnished and most comfortable in
the city.
The famous Poodle Dog Restaurant in
the building.   Cuisine unexcelled.
SHORT METER SERMONS.
A grain of appetite will outweigh
a ton of reason. „
The force of love is more effective
than the fence of a law.
A smile will kill more microbes
than any medieine.
At the Savoy
Grand Scientific Glove
Contest.
Dec. 28.—Grand Scientific Olove
Contest. 15 Rounds for iv Decision.
No draw goes. Jim Oakley, H.
M. S. Shearwater vs. Tich Well-
lings. R. G. A. jRSCKJHES^S^
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SAYS OHBFOO.
Once again Port Arthur's fallen,
Kuropatkin's had a maulin',
Says Chef oo;
[t) Stakelberg has been surrounded,
Rennenkampf has been impounded—
All's confusion worse confounded,
Says Chef oo. ' .; ~.' •
Japs besieging are defeated,
Says Chef oo;
Nodzu hurriedly retreated,
.;  J,    Says Chef oo;
Kuropatkin's won the~ day,
Old Oyama he will slay-
Russians never run away,
Says Chefoq.
Prince Ouktomsky's been suspended,
Savs Chef oo;
War is practically ended,
Says Chef oo;
Fighting's only just begun,
Both sides madly on the run-
Telling whoppers is such fun,
, J        Says Chef oo.
Poor Kuroki's quite prostrated,
:'C        Says Chef oo; '
Np, he's not; he's quite elated,    .
Says Chef oo;
Fighting's over, and it's not,
Weather's freezing cold, but hot— •
Ain't it fun to send out rot?
;-*;'     Says Chefoo,
water should be the inseparable ally
of every dressing bag and well-equipr
ped toilet table. Nothing is so refreshing to a person suffering: from a
nervous headache or faintness as a
little Eau de Cologne applied 'to the
ferehead and nostrils. The "4711"
ii the best brand of that incomparable essence, and can be obtained
from Mr. Bowes, Government street,
and elsewhere.
"PHYMAR."
DEATH OF FRANCIS PAGE.
CONCERNING PERFUMES.
'Phymar" Writes Wisely on This
Important Topic—What to Use
and'How to Use It.
Some of the latest   hints    from
Paris tell us that perfumes are being
ured more and more by the smart set.
, We find now in my lady's boudour,
[scented sachets   in all   shapes and
[sizes, one in her work basket, while
['others*are only just hidden in the corners of her favorite sofa pillow.   On
the dressing table, two or three are
[io the mouchoir case and glove boxes.
[Every bodice and skirt, when brush-
Led and laid away, by her maid, is accompanied   by   its   own   particular
sachet. ;Even tailor-made street jack-
lets, when not used, are hung on pad-
Vied silk-covered coat racks, delicately
Iscented.   Ball gowns have the sachets
■permanentlyfixed in the bodices, and
Ion the petticoats of these frocks doz-
lens of little sachets are hung all along
[the laee flounces;   The.hair is faintly
Iscented: as -in 1830,.r'a'rid sachets-are
I kept in many, a bonnet box.   The idea
[olylthis fadtas to have) always about
lone a delicate .odor, of violets, laven-
Ideir, roses,   or   whatever' particular
Ise-ent one may fancy.  This fad is sup-
[pcsed to have originated   from   the
[stories of a. celebrated French...novel-
I ist. whose heroines were always ladies
I of high degree, and about whose person   invariably   clung   an   alluring
odor of' their   favorite   flower} "Of
i course this is rather an expensive fad,
as the desired effect can only be ob-
I taincd by the use of good sachet powder, and'the very best essence.   So I
would advise young girls who cannot
afford the best in this line to leave it
alone altogether.   Sometimes passing
[ a young lady in the street, one gefs a
i long  whiff of sickening cheap scent.
This gives one the idea;of a 25-cent
b* ttle of perfumery having been poUr-
e i over the clothing just before leaving the home., Ladies think (young
girls, especially) that they must   be
r'rshionable at any cost. .,Consequent-
1>  when it comes to their ears that
perfumes are in vogue* they make it a
peint of dousing themselves with any
kind of essence they can.. lay their
t hands on.   But young girls should remember, that a perfect lady   never
gees in for extremes, and yet keeps
1 i.i the height of fashion, and certainly
! on no occasion would she   saturate
btrself with promiscuous "perfumes,
i A* I said before, the use of sachets
\ ir  the clothing is the best way of
j having one's things daintily scented.
The abuse of a custonv has always
[ bi ought its owii punishment, and in
cese of perfumes notably so.   Early
I in the nineteenth century every maid-
seivant had her bottle of cheap es-
I sence, we are told.   Presently, people
Invoke to the novelty of bath-rooms,
nnd gradually, as water rose in esti-
lir-ation, spicy odors fell.   Following
j that came a period when   perfumes
[were banished from amongst the elect.
| But the inevitable swing of the pen-
Idulum has, happily,:   brought   them
[back.   One   says   "happily,"   for,
[while awakened to a Godly love of
jthe bath, this nation also recognizes
[the fascination of sweet scents, such
"Rhine   Violet," "Malmaisen,"
["Rhine Gold" or other refined and
Idrstinetive essences. As for bur trusty
liit.d well-beloved Eau de Cologne, who
Ivuild be without it?     This   toilet
Another pioneer of British Columbia passed away this week in the person of Mr. Francis Page. For many
years past the deceased gentleman
discharged the duties of Clerk of the
Police Court;-in which office he distinguished himself for efficiency and
courtesy. Mr. Page was one who figured prominently in the early history
of Cariboo, being among those who
went into that country during the
early stages of the gold excitement.
He was successful in his search for
the precious metal, and returning to
Victoria started business here. He
was a man universally respected for
his many noble traits of character,
and his loss is deeply mourned.
IGNATPJs'S MIRACLES.
A London despatch to the New
York Herald says: "Continuing his
avowal of the old faith, even to the
raising of the dead, Father Ignatius,
the Welsh clergyman, proceeded to
recount to a press correspondent,
various occasions upon which he had
performed so-called miracles. One
notable occasion, it appears from
Father Ignatius's statement, was in
the year 1862, when one night a woman earnestly besought Father Ignatius to save her daughter, who was
dying of typhoid' fever.
"Suddenly," said Father Ignatius,
"I felt the command of our Lord
upon me and I rose up. All I said
to my friend was: '.Bring your.relic
with you.' He had a wonderfully
beautiful relic, a piece of the wood
of the true cross. Wehad a long
walk and went as fast as we could.
"When we reached the house the
girl was dead, She had been dead two
hours and the body was already composed for burial. Upon an involuntary, impulse, Tiowever* i which I felt
to be inspired, ,I took the relic of
the cross from my friend and: laid it
upon the dead girl's breast; Then,
in the words of the apostolic command, I cried: .'In the name of Jesus
Christ, I say, unto thee arise.'
"Slowly and stiffly the corpse
arose in bed, and my friend, turning
to me, cried, 'What have you done?'
"I have done nothing," I replied,
"but the Lord hath done great things
indeed."
Father Ignatius further declares
that,'upon sprinkling the enrehed
corpse of a killed workman with
Lourdes water and uttering a divine
command, the man got up and walked
home.
Ella served afternoon teaKdailyf A
delightful musical programme was arranged for both evenings, including
a drill and skirt dance by Mrs. Lester's pupils. ,
.   ', »    »    e
The Fifth Regiment R. C. A. held
a most enjoyable smoker on Friday
last at the A. 0. U. W. hall. The tobacco, etc., provided for the entertainment were all that could be desired.
Private Soutar, R. M. A., sang with
great spirit several catchy comic
songs and received hearty eneores.
"Let Her Down" was well rendered
by another soldier from the barracks,
and Sergeant Askey's songs were
much appreciated. The Pierrots added to the enjoyment of the evening.
"Sammy" was sung by Pierrette in
her own captivating style, and the
modest Colonel who was singled out
as "Sammy" was the subject of
much good-natured chaff from, his fel-
h.w officers. One jolly soldier from
the barracks, perhaps all the jollier
from the effects of the smoke, announced his appreciation of the song
by singing out "That's hall right!"
Pferrot was splendid in his clever
character sketches and "take-offs" of
ah. army officer and "swell" volunteer.. Gunner B. G. Prior then delighted his hearers with that charming love song of the South, "Honey
That I Love So Well." A recitation
by Mr. Bird from the Redmond's
theatre brought the programme to a
clt se. Colonel Hall then proposed
three cheers for the entertainers,
after which the National Anthem was
sung and all went home.
♦ •'■'a  .•
The most delicious sweetmeat now
on the market in Victoria j and at the
same time wholesome, is the Home-
Made Butter Toffle. manufactured by
W. P. Hartley, 74 Yates Street.
The many friends of Mrs. James
McElhinny will be pleased to learn
that she is rapidly recovering from
the effects of her recent operation at
St. Joseph's Hospital.
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The Sons of England celebrated
yet another anniversary a few evenings ago, and under particularly
happy auspices, as the order is rap-'
idly increasing in this Province, as
elsewhere. A very , enjoyable time
was spent.
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The annual banquet of the B. C.
Pioneers' Society was held this week,
and, as might be supposed, many a
familiar figure was missed from the
festive board; Grim death has been
busv among the founders of this venerable organization during the year,
and by degrees the honored roll is
diminishing. However, there was a
large gathering- on the occasion, and
a very enjoyable time was spent.
Sister societies were well represented
and among the prominent speakers
was the Premier of the Province.
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A bazaar was held Tuesday and
Wednesday tinder the auspices of
the Reformed Episcopal Church.
The booths were prettily arranged
with all kinds of dainty nrtieles and
appropriate Christmas gifts. The
following ladies were in charge:
Fancy work. Miss Lawson and Miss
Newbury: plain work, Mrs. George
rand Miss Langley: fancy paper stall,
Mrs. Higgins: doll booth. Miss Cnr-
rand, the Children ?s Guild: candv
stall. Miss McTavish nnd Miss Wilson.    Mi's. (Dr.) Carter   and
IN THE INSIDE INN.
(Adapted from the Baltimore American.)
A visitor to the World's Fair
walked up to the inside clerk of the
Inside Inn and asked:
"Excuse me, sir; is this the Inside Inn? And is the proprietor of
the Inside Inn in?"
"YeB," replied the clerk, ''this is
the Inside Inn, and you will find the
proprietor of the Inside Inn outside
by the Inn side. He has kept the
Inside Inn for several weeks. Once
on an ocean trip he couldn't keep his
inside in, but that is inside information and he don't want it known
outside.''
"All right," said the inquirer, "if
this is the Inside Inn, we iwaht to
see its inside as well as its outside
before we look inside any of the outside inns. If we like the Inside Inn's
inside and outside better than we like
the outside inns' outside and inside,
we may bring out'things from outside
inside and stop inside the Inside
Inn. Because we won't have to go
from the inside outside or come back
from the outside inside, but
can remain inside or outside
the Inside Inn, it being ' the only
inn inside the grounds. The other
ones are on the outside and furnish no
more comforts inside or outside than
does the Inside Inn with exhibits close
outside the Inside, while those who
stop at the outside inns have to go
inside to get in, and outside to go to
their inn, so you see—"
But the clerk had fainted and fallen inside the Inside Inn's desk, and
bellboys were hurrying with water
for his outside and braiidv for his in-
side. In their excitement they got
that which was meant for his inside
outside, and that which was for his
outside inside.
Funiosities.
When a young man sows wild oats
the crop is seldom a failure.
Mary snt upon a pin
But showed no perturbation;
For some of her was genuine
But most was imitation.
Hook—Jones is the most melancholy fellow I know. t
Rook—I should think so, indeed.
He proposed to.a girl once by asking how she would like to be his
widow.
"I'm afraid I'll have to buy riiv
house," snid Subbubs.
"Why so?"
"I can't afford to rent it."
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Name.
Address.
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Cut Out, Fill In, Mail to PROGRESS. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, DEO. 17, 1904
A weekly newspaper published at 36
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By S. A. G. FTNOH.
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A GATHERING STORM.
; The check administered by the Japanese to Russian arms in Manchuria
brings well within the range of possibility a social-democratic .revolution
Li Russia. It is an historical fact that
the governments of autocratic countries always are imperilled by the defeat of their armies abroad. The
downfall of the autocrat's armies is
often the signal for the rising of the
revolutionist. Influence tending to
urdermine the Imperial regime in
Russia have long been .working beneath the social structure of Russia.
From time to time the red hand of
revolution has been raised above the
surface to destroy an Emperor or an
Emperor's Minister, and these deeds
art but the signs of the tumult belt w, signals of the coming reign of
aiarchy. The danger is deep-rooted.
If can hardly be stayed now by tardy
lci'orms forced at the last moment
fl;Om a reluctant government. Promises have been made so often and always broken. A few days ago the]
Russian capital echoed to the strains
ol the Marseillaise, a stirring song
with ominous associations. The riot
was quelled for the time being; the
singers have not yet learned the lessen of self-defence. They are* as yet
"passive registers." But the seeds of
revolution are sown in rich soil. It
u not the loafers, the criminals of the
Russian cities who periodically break
rot in riotous demonstrations against
tl -government, but the students—the
young, energetic, freedom-thinking
men and women of Russia—who gath-
e • together and shout a little and are
then ridden down and sword-slashed
by the mounted police or the Cos-
saic-ks. Soon this ever-increasing force
win learn to'demonstrate more effectively.. The red flag will be protected
b • fire and sword and we shall see a
if enactment in St. Petersburg of the
gTeat'human drama—bloody but effective—that desolated Paris in 1793.
The triumph of Russian freedom
awaits only a leader worthy of the
Chiefly because Mrs. Florence May-
brick is an American, the majority of
our friends in the United States have
always been' convinced of her innocence ul the crime which she has expiated d,v 15 years seclusion in the
English prisons. Absolute certainty
in suah'-a case as that of Mrs. May-
brick, dependent to some extent upon
circumstantial evidence, is hardly
possible, but the appeal of Dr. Emmet Denstnore to the public to assist
Mrs. Maybrick by buying a copy of
her book, "Mrs. Maybrick's Own
Story," contains some gross misstatements of fact in regard to the
trial. This champion of Mrs. Maybrick asserts that she was found
guilty and sentenced through the bias
of a mentally unsound judge. He
overlooks the fact that the trial Was
conducted in the usual British manner, by a judge and jury; that Mrs.
Maybrici; was defended by the ablest
counsel in England, and that judge,
jury a.vl public opinion alike concluded thnt she was guilty. No doubt
the' boo* will have a large salje,i by
reason •:[ the sympathy of friendsi
and th? curiosity of other people.
Considerable anxiety exists in the
minds of Victorians as to the outcome of the negotiations now in progress between the Canadian Pacific]
Railway Company and other transportation companies doing business
in Victoria. It is feared that the
negotiations will result in the C. P.
R. Company securing a monopoly ot
the ferry business, and while citizens
are pleased to see that the big corporation is interesting itself in Victoria, - they do not desire to. be entirely monopolized. That would
mean the transformation of a friend
into a master.
many respects the Council of 1904
has been one of the most businesslike of the Councils of Victoria.
LONDON " SLATED.'
Californian Author's Latest Novel
Reeks With Blood and Thunder.
Many good citizens will welcom9
the announcement that Mr. G. H.
Barnard will be a candidate for reelection to the Mayoralty of Victoria.
t*e has given proof of his ability to
ail eft progressive legislation, and his
flrii year of office has been productive, of considerable improvement
work in the eity. The Aldermen also
me entitled to some credit for the
achievements of   tbe   year, and in
Jack London's latest novel, "The
Sea-Wolf," must give pause even to
the most ardent of the young Cali>-
fornian writer's admirers, says the
San Francisco Call. For by the very
insistence of a certain element in the
telling of his last story London boldly challenges a question which his
former tales have raised, though in
less degree, and which will find in its
answer, given by the readers, the
forecast of future success or failure
for London the writer of fiction.
This question, boldly put, is: In hoW
large a measure does the element of
strength in a novel condone the use
of the ugly, the sordid, the brutal;
can the utter elimination of the spiritual in favor of gross materialism
be.considered an asset of esthetic
value in the final appraisement of a
novel's worth?
This issue is boldly, even pugnaciously forced by Mr. London in this
story of his. The trite phrase of the
reviewers who sum- up the worth of
a book by its arterial pressure of
"good red blood'' certainly applies
to London's sea story as it has applied to no recent piece of fiction.
Red blood spurts from every page of
Wolf Larsen's log, red blood and
teeth coughed up after blows, and
ribs cracked from tigerish mauling.
The central figure, at all times the
controlling figure, is a Cyclops, a
moral Caliban, whose law is the law
of the Stone Age and whose scheme
of life is that of the "Mad Philosopher," Nietzsche—life the sordid
thing. From the second chapter of
the book through to the last the atmosphere is permeated with the taint
of this Wolf Larcen—a man whom
London calls "Lucifer, proud spirit"
—destroyer, infidel, captain of a "hell
ship" in very truth. There is no
surcease from the spoken and acted
enormities of the man. Blood and
blasphemy reek from three hundred
pasres of "The Sea-Wolf."
To what.end? Truly, brutality has
found place in the most, treasured of
our classics. Homer sings of Achilles
dragging Hector about the walls of
Troy at the tail of his chariot; but
this exemplifies the divine rage of
men of the heroic age. Tolstoy tells
of the horrors of war in his "Sevastopol" with the single purpose of
painting the unpardonable tragedy of
conflict. The brutality in "The Sea-
Wolf" serves no purpose but its own;
it is brutality for brutality's sake.
Wolf Larsen's savagery constructs
nothing, profits nothing.' His gross
icouoclasm of philosophy moves nobody in the story, convinces nobody.
This savagery, then, this iconoclasm,
serves but to bring strength to the
author's conception of his character
—and we are back to the question:
Does the suppression of the spiritual
to the advancing of bald, hard materialism make for strength in a novel
—for true strength?
The writer argues in the negative.
Continuing, he says:
The author's grasp upon the course
of true love is not so certain. The
whole incident of Van Weyden's rescue of Maud Brewster from the
Ghost, of their subsequent drifting in
an open boat, their sojourn on a
desert island and their final emancipation from the wilderness of the
sea lacks the convincing quality that
characterizes the early part of the
tale. It reads like an excerpt from
the story books. The psychological
moment for the implanting of that
kiss upon the fair Maud's lips was
not at the sighting of final deliverance, but at the instant the cast
aways set foot on Endeavor Island.
If, in resume, I may be permitted
an expression of opinion directly personal, I say that "The Sea-Wolf"
will add nothing to Mr. London's
credit, and that another story of its
frankly brutal nature would detract
largely from his well-earned reputation. I do not believe that the reading world wants this butcher's meat,
hacked dripping from the bones of
realism.
one     a, Conservative.—Fort   Steele
PrbspeetoK   '"        '
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Man Wants But Little, Etc.
Lost, strayed or stolen—a custom
he use for Phoenix.  Liberal—not Conservative—reward paid to finder, with
picference to Duncan Ross, M. P.—
Phoenix Pioneer.
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The' Strenuous John.
John Houston is a candidate for
the mayorality .of Nelson. The
weather will be sultry early next
menth in the town by the lake-
Boundary Creek Times.
'«   •   »
Thrust Upon Him.
Mayor Naden, yielding to the solicitation of numerous supporters, an-
ncunces himself as a candidate for reelection. His card appears in another
eclttmrt.—Boundary Creek Times.
So Say All of Us.
An editor alwavs considers tfiat
one subscription in his hand is worth
five on the books.—Fernie Ledge.
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No Such Luck.
The rumor in circulation to the ef-
ftct that the C. P. R. contemplate
mcving their car shops from Vancouver to Revelstoke has no foundation
in fact^Revelstpke. Herald,
THE TELEPHONE.
Says the Vancouver organ of Pres-
byteriahism and the Sunday School,
otherwise known as the World:
"Vancouver and Victoria have made
another forward move. Telephone
communication has been established
between them. For years this facility has been desired but, with customary and business-like caution, the
New Westminster and Burrard Inlet
Telephone Company felt compelled to
delay providing it until it could see
that it would get an adequate. re!
turn on the capital outlay. This it
has done by taking the system into
Bellingham, also by way of the
larger islands in the gulf which are
becoming fairly well settled. There
are two business institutions of this
city of which the citizens feel unusually proud. They are the B. C.
Electric Railway, and the N. W. and
B. I. Telephone Company."
Vanity a Virtue.
The man whose mother advised',
him to "throw over" the girl unable to pass a mirror without looking at it was not properly brought
up. Vanity is the foundation of all
that is good and beautiful that the
world has known. It is the wish to
excel, a knowledge of work well done,
a desire to prove it to the world, that
has given us our masters in literature, music and art. What higher
ambitknr^-pr vanity, if you will—can
a woman have than to be beautiful,
to make her home attractive, and to
give her country well-trained, healthy,
useful citizens? This will keep the
average woman pretty busy. Hugo
has said that no one knows the depths
of sorrow till he has learned the sufferings of woman. The sorrows of
an ugly woman, sitting alone and
neglected, while her beautiful sister
is surrounded, no man can fathom.
THE GREAT NORTHERN.
American Railway Has Reached the
Chief Coal City of South east
Kootenay.
THE PROVINCIAL PRESS.
Why Do the Heathen Rage?
What have the Liberals of Steele
gr> to grouse about?  "Big Bill" had
a majority of nine in this town, every
The steel on the M. F. & M. branch
r i the Great Northern reached the C.
P. R. track at Fernie oh December 4.
The diamond crossing was put in and
t.n the following day the steel was
(uitinued parallel with the C. P. R.
yrrds. The yardmaster's office has
teen moved and the junction with the
C. P. R. track will be completed in a
w ek.
Mr. B. F. Shanley, contractor for
the Great Northern buildings, started
this week on the new depot. The
frame is completed. The bulding will
be 30x76, including the- baggage room.
The depot is located on McEvoy
street. The building will be completed by December 31st. Mr. Shan-
t\ has the contract for four other
buildings, including a section house
nnd the engineer's offices.
The foundation for the new water
tenk has been commenced. The tank
for fire protecton purposes will be
1 nilt at a considerable elevation, and
it will be one of the largest on the
system. The round house at Swinton
will be moved to Fernie and enlarged
% om three stalls to five.
The steel will all be laid by to-morrow night.   Four tracks are down in
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CARNE'S CASH GROCERY
Phone 586 Corner Yates and Broad Streets
the yard, and the gang is now busy
laying the steel on the Y northwest
of the yards. The G. N. R, will be
running scheduled trains to Fernie by
January 1st.
FAITH MILITANT.
What if we found in the friend we
clasped
An unsuspected foe?
What if the hand we gladly grasped
Was the hand that struck the blow?
What is the use of being sad?
We cannot lose what we never had.
Better by far to know.
What if a slanderous tale was told,
And whispered in many an ear?
What if a glance or two grew cold?
Whose soul would the slander sear?
When green-eyed jealousy rears her
head,
What does it matter what she said?
Truth has nothing to fear.
What if we found our trust betrayed
And   echoed   in   sorrow,   "Thou,
too?"
What if we shrank in dread, dismayed
When treachery came to view?
Search for the gold we wish to find;
Love is the lever which moves mankind.
Thousands of hearts are true!
(
What if our ships are still at sea;
Luck forgets to nod?
What if our plans "aft gang agley?"
Even has ever an odd.
Just honor the truth as the honest
can,
And fight against fate for our faith in
man;
For behind that faith stands God I
—Helen H. Dickson.
The Rugby football match arranged
to take place at Brockton Point;
Vancouver, today, has been postponed
until after the Christmas holidays.
Just Received
A large consignment of
DUTCH BULBS
Extra fine quality.
Ask for Price Lists.
Johnston's Seed Store
City Market.
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Room 9 McGregor Blk.       ''
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Massaging a Specialty.
DANCING  ACADEMY
A.O.U. W.Hall
M. LESTER
Member National Association Hasten of
Dancing.
Classes—Monday ev'g. Advanced. Wednesday
ev'g, Beginners. Friday evening, intermediate.  Alternate Thursdays, Club night.
Phone B1089.
The Victoria Junior Rugby players
left by this morning's steamer for
Vancouver where they will meet the
Terminal City juniors in the first
Rugby championship match of the
season. The Victoria line up is as
fol'pws: Full back, H. Ogden; three-
quarters, A. Sargison, F. Anderson,
J. Gidley, S. Nason; Half backs, EL
Sargison, F. Nason; Forwards, A.
Raymur, Patterson, Miller, Morris,
Loat, Keefe, A. Jeffs (captain), L.
Sweeney,   ReScerve, R. Mclnnes. PROGRESS, SATURDAY; DEC:  17, 1904
6
Society News and Gossip
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On Wednesday evening, "High-
wood," the beautiful home of Mrs.
Gillespie, presented a picture of
gaiety and mirth. The scene was
like, unto an old English country
home, filled with young people, "making merry" during the glad holiday
■' season. The house was prettily decorated with festoons of evergreens
and colored lights, and in the big
open fireplace burnt the "Yule Log."
The occasion was a dance, given for
I the young people of the family, and
all enjoyed themselves in the way
that only youth can. About midnight a sumptuous supper was served
in the dining room. Here the decorations were beautiful, the effect being
a mass of shimmering silver, crimson
flowers and lights. Mrs. Gillespie received the guests in the hall, and was
becomingly gowned in a lovely frock
of a delicate shade of heliotrope
silk, with rare old lace and jewels.
Some of the guests were Captain and
Mrs. Watts, Capt. and Mrs. Meadus,
Mr. and Mrs. H. Pooley, Mr. and
Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir, Miss Pemberton, Miss O'Reilly, the Misses Macdonald, Miss Foster, the Misses Mon-
teithi Miss Vernon, the Misses
Green, Miss Dupont. Miss G. Green,
Mi3s Loewen, Miss Irving, Mrs. and
Miss Hannington,. Miss Todd, Miss.
Drake, the Misses MacKay, Miss Bell,
the Misses Devereux, Miss Baiss,
Miss Mara, Miss Newcombe, Miss>
Cobbett, the Misses Pitts, the Misses
King, the Messrs. B. Prior,, R. Worlock, B. Bell, Jones, Foot, Morris,!
Forsyth, Tinson, WiUis, F. B. Pem-
I berton, Richardson, C. Vernon, H.
Cobbett, John Hirsch, Tom E Pooley,
A. S. Gore, J. B. Radcliffe, Geo. John-
Iston, Dr. H. Robertson, R. Monteith,
J. Cambie and Capt. Blandy. The
music was furnished by the Sehl-
Bandy orchestra.
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The Rev. H. H. Gowen, of Seattle,
! Wash., delivered a most interesting
lecture on "Dante" on Wednesday
1 afternoon, at the Alexandra Club.'
' Needless to say the rooms were packed, as Rev. Mr. Gowen's reputation
as a lecturer is widely known
throughout all the literary circles of
the coast. It is rarely one has the
bi portunity of listening to a lecturer
who is capable of treating literary
subjects in such a scholarly, at the
same time delightful fashion. He explained and simplified many of the
difficult passages in Dante's works,
and notebooks and pencils were much
in evidence.'. Evening and afternoon
classes are to be formed, giving
everyone the opportunity of following
these interesting and instructive lectures on other well-known authors.
The first of these lectures is to be
given on January 9th, and all the
ladies and gentlemen wishing to take
up this course will kindly send their
names to Mrs. Hasell, stating whether
they prefer the evening or afternoon
classes. After the lecture, a vote of
thanks was proposed, by the Rev. Mr.
Clay, who also thanked the ladies of
the Alexandra Club for the use of
their rooms. Among those present
were noticed Mrs. Hasell, Mrs. Goodrich, Mrs. Rocke Robertson, Mrs. G.
H. Barnard, Mrs. Berkeley, Mrs. J.
D. and Miss Pemberton, Mrs. Monteith, Mrs. D. M. Rogers, Mrs. C. M.
Roberts, Mrs. Poff, Miss Leverson,
Miss Eberts, Miss Cameron, Canon
and Miss Beanlands, Mrs. and Miss
Campbell, Miss Newling, Mrs. Langton, Mrs. G. C. Shaw and Mrs.
Beaven, Mr. D. W. Higgins, the Rev.
Mr. Clay, Canon Newton and the
Rev. Mr. Miller.
The members of the Victoria Hunt
Club had another delightful run on
St turday last. The weather was ideal
nnd all the horses in good condition,
consequently the pace was a pretty
fast one. The start was from Hillside avenue, then over the land of
Messrs. Conn. Borden, King, Clen-
denning and Irving, finishing up at
Cedar Hill. The following are the
names of some of those who enjoyed,
the run and were "in at the finish:"
Mrs. Bradburn, Mrs.'Bland, Miss
Pooley and Miss Violet Pooley, Mrs.
Langley, Miss Devereux and Miss
Oney Irving* the latter a very young
lrdy of only 9 years, distinguishing
herself by her: pluck and fearlessness.
She was np with the hardest riders
iv the front most of the way, giving
tie field a lead over fence and ditch
ti many an older hunts woman. The
gentlemen were: Messrs. Langworthy,
Basil Prior, Hughes, Williams, Gar-
cc-tt and McHenery, Colonel English,
Captain Cockburn, Mr. French and
Mr. Willis, R. N. The next run will
be from the Gorge bridge at 2:30 this
afternoon. .  i
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A pleasant social evening was spent
by the. members and friends of the
Y. M. C. A. in their rooms on
Wednesday evening. Hon. Abraham
Smith presided and a splendid programme of songs, readings and orchestral music was given to an appreciative audience. Coffee and cake
was served by the ladies and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.
Among those taking part in the programme were: Mrs. Gleason, Mr.
Jesse Longfield, Mr. Barron, Miss
Smith, Mr. and Miss Talbot, Dr. Bolton, Mrs. Russell; and Mrs. McCallum.
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In the school room of Christ
Church Cathedral, the annual sale of
work, by the Church Auxiliary, was
held on' Monday afternoon. In the
evening an entertainment was given,
the proceeds going towards the purchase of new side screens for the
cathedral. The programme was as
follows: Overture, Mrs. Russell
Boulton; vocal solo, Mrs; Moresby;
vocal solo, Mr. F. Richardson; recitations. Miss E. Green, and vocal
solos by Dr. Nelson, Miss Heyland,
Miss Lugrin, Dr. Cobbett and   Mr.
Moran.
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A yery pretty wedding took place
o'\ the 8th inst., at the residence of
the bride's father, Royal avenue and
Sixth street, where Miss Bella Ewen,
second daughter of Mr. Alex Ewen, of
New Westminster, and Mr. John McMillan, of Vancouver,- were united by
the Rev. J. S. Henderson, pastor of
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
Miss Lexie Eweil, sister of the bride,
was bridesmaid, while Mr. Donald
Moore supported the groom. The interior of Mr. Ewen's residence was
most attractively decorated with ivy
ciid chrysanthemums and presented a
very pleasing effect indeed. The bri-
nal gown was of white silk, with veil
ai'd orange blossoms, while Miss Lexie
Ewen was attired in cream silk.
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At New Westminster on Monday
Ihe marriage took place, at the residence of the bride's father, of Miss
Edna Darcy and Mr. William C. Marshall, a prominent livery man of Vancouver. The bride is the daughter of
Mr. Ed. F. Darcy. of New Westminster. The ceremony was performed
hy Rev. G. H. Morden, of Queen's
avenue Methodist church. Miss
Esther Reid, of Vancouver, acted as
bridesmaid; and Mr. Wm. Davis, of
Vtncouver, supported the groom.
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At the residence of the Rev. Mr.
Wood, of the Reformed Episcopal
Church, on Wednesday, the marriage
took place of Miss Minnie Holness,
sister of Jimmy Holness, the popular
pitcher of the Victoria Baseball Club,
and Mr. George Smith, the club's
umpire, and who, as proprietor of
the Old Postoffice Cigar Store, is a
successful business man of the city.
The marriage was quietly celebrated,
only a few intimate friends of the
principals being present. Miss Eliza
Wilson acted as bridesmaid, and Mr.
Victor Heather as best man. After
the ceremony the young couple left
on the Whatcom to spend a week or
two in Seattle. On their return they
will take up their residence at 60
Frederick street. Both bride and
bridegroom are natives of Victoria
and have a host of friends in the
city.
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Dr. Yates, of the University of Lon-
<1< n, now a guest of Archbishop Orth
p.- the Palace, will deliver a free lec-
Inre on "The Early Development of
Cnristianity" in the Institute hall tome rrow, at 8 p. m. The lecture will
b? purely literary, and a cordial invitation is extended to the public.
Bishop and Mrs. Perrin entertained the officers of and delegates to the
annual meeting- of the ' Council of
Women, on Monday evening. This
social feature has been the closing
feature of the annual gathering for a
number of years. The host and hostess received in the library, and one
of the most enjoyable of the amusements provided was a "Conundrum
Crntest," upon the public buildings
ii. Victoria. Mrs. R. S. Day, on behalf of the council, tendered a hearty
vcte of thanks to the host and
Ik stess.
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Special Reductions in All Departments
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We only sell the best and guarantee every pair at $1
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A big assortment of new Silk Skirts at special prices.
HANDKERCHIEFS
Dainty, Real Lace, linen and Fancy Embroidered
Handkerchiefs at special prices.
New Belts, Pans, Partes, Bags and
' Fancy Novelties.
SILK WAISTS
New and Nobby Silk Waists, London's Latest Novelties, $8.75. up.
In CLOAK DEPARTMENT—Ladies'Coats, Suits, Purs and Opera
Coats at Great Reductions.
W. F. Proctor, of Vancouver, has
been appointed manager of the Bank
of Montreal at Greenwood, Mr. De-
Veber'having been promoted to a similar position in Nelson. Mr. Buchanan, of Nelson, takes Mr. Finucane's
place at Spokane, and the latter will
It ok after the financial interests of
his father-in-law, Charles'   Sweeney,
tbe millionaire mine owner.
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Miss Anna Fraser, daughter of Mas-
tei Mechanic Fraser, of the Granby
mines, will be married on December
27th to Mr. V. G. Yqunghusband,
formerly of Phoenix, but nbw a resident of Coleman, Alberta.    .
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Miss Marrack will give in the Institute hall on Tuesday, December 20,
a varied entertainment consisting of
the latest songs, with trios and quartettes, a dance in costume by 14 young
k'dies, comic monologue and farce.
The high qualitv of the entertainments prepared bv Miss Marrack are
veil known and she is sure to receive
generous support.
...
Dr. A. T. Watt, of the Quarantine
Station, visited his father, Dr. Hugh
Watt, of Fort Steele, on his return
trip from St. Louis exposition last
week.
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The marriage of Jas. A. Graham,
third son of T. W. Graham, of Shus-
wap, with Miss Madge Bell Spence,
second daughter of W. G. Spence, of
Sbuswap, took place at Shuswap last
week. The Rev. T. O. Miller conducted the ceremony, which took place
at the residence of H. A. McAlpine,
bicther-in-law to the bride.
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Mrs. Nash had a musical evening
on Monday last at her residence on
Pemberton road. The clever and
gifted pianist, Miss Miles, charmed
those present with her delightful rendering of many difficult selections.
She also played in a number of trios
with Drs. Cobbett and Nash. Many
music lovers of Victoria were present,
as Dr. and Mrs. Nash are well known
in all musical circles.
...
Mrs. Frank Higgins, who had been
in the hospital for some little time,
is home again and very much better
for the treatment she received.
Christmas Presents!
Prom Now till January ist
With each 50c. purchase of Tea or Coffee we give
you a pretty glass dish.
HALLAM &   WYNDHAM
25 Govsrnmant St., Opposite Post Office.
Victoria College of Music
248 Cook Street, Victoria, B. C.
Principal:  MR. A. LONGFIELD, F. V. C- M.
PIANO. VIOLIN, ORGAN; IN ALL THEIR  BRANCHES
Special Inducements to Pupils on theJPipe Organ
On the Departure of a Lieutenant.
Now what shall I do,
For my sailor blue,
My dear "caddie." true,
With his eyes like dew,
Has just been ordered away.
The're officers few
Who will e'er keep true,
Though they'll promise to,
And doubt him I do,
Mv "boy" of the ship so gay.
I know what I'll do,
Another I'll woo,
Perhaps sailor blue,
Or a soldier true,
Which ever may come my way.
So here's to the new,
Be you red or blue,
I don't care a "sou,"
So I smile for you,
Let come or go who may.
—Phyllis Dare.
We Sell Only the Best Meat
COME AND TRY IT.   PRICES RIGHT.
E. CHAPMAN, Near Broad Street
52 FORT ST.
Signor Ernesto Claud io
VIOLINIST
Of the Conservtaory of Music, Napoli
(Italy), in addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, v. conduct a special class in the art of accompaniment to a limited number of advanced piano pupils. Apply at* studio,
over Imperial Bank, corner Yates and
Government Streets.
All Kinds»,
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IN
GOOD
TASTE
A gift of LOWNEY'S is always in
good form. It is an appropriate gift
to anybody and for almost every occasion, and especially for Christmas.
It may simply be a remembrance in
the way of a small package, or a substantial present Of a two or three-
pound box or basket. We are receiving Lowney's every few weeks, fresh
from the factory. A complete variety and every size of package. We
take orders and deliver any hour of
any day you say. If you wish to send
it out of town, we will pack it, enclose
your card,.and attend to its shipping.
Get your order in soon and remember
that nothing takes the place of
Lowney's..
J. L. WHITE & 60.
Drnaalats
30 and 83 Government Street.
PHONB 549
Ladles'
Halrdresslng
The marriage took place on Saturday last iu Vancouver of Mr. George
Henry Brown and Mrs. Annie Maud
Burton, both of Vietoria. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. L.
Rugg, D. D., the new pastor of the
West End Baptist Church, at his
residence.
SSDnfluSi.
A. J. Clyde,
Sole Agent forjthe
Souvenir
Stoves and ^Ranges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
Right.
42 Johnson Street.
Phone 865
P.O. Box 48
Vietoria Fractional Mineral Ctalas.
Situated in the Mount Sicker Division of
Chemainus District.
Where located.—On the east slope of Mount
Brenton.
Take notice that, I, W.A. Dier, agent for the
Mount Sicker and Brenton Mines, (Limited)
Pree Miners' Certificate No. BJBM7 Intend,*
days from dale hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder (or Certificate ot Improvements, tor
the purpose ol obtaining a crown grant ol the
above claim. Ant further take notice that scion und er seel ion 87 must be commenced before
the issuance of such Certificate ol Improve,
menu.
Dated this Hlh day of November, 1904.
W. A. DIKE 6
PROGRESS, SATURDAY^ DEC, 17. 1904
fcrr .Tf t".^n   Tariff FRfi ,^g'^^^    	
|T nte iitizenship:j
How Shall We Develop It?
' What is the city but the people ?-
True, the people are the city."
-Coriolamu 111,1
Paper read before the Baptist Young
People'* Society, December 5 by
$     By Agnes Deans Cameron
(Continued from last week,)
I have spent all my life in a schoolroom and I never yet heard these
questions raised concerning a would-
be teacher: "Is he brave, aspiring?
Does he believe in anything f Is he
capable of human emotion? Has he
the gift of insight into children's
hearts? Has he a heart of his
own?" We fail to realize that education is nine parts inspiration, and
one part drill.
The main factor of education is the
teacher. He alone has his finger on
the pulse of. future citizenship. His
scholarship is an important matter,
but two qualifications must be considered before that:—
. First—His conception of the great
aim of all human life; that is to
make character and not only to make
a living.
Second—His ability to get close
enough to the child to plant in him
his own high ideals.
To think, to reason, to feel nobly,
to see the relation of things to their
causes, to discuss the sources of
power, to see the moral as governing
the intellectual, and both as dominating the material, such is the education that will fit for truest citizenship.
Socrates and Dr. Arnold had this
high ideal and also the close inspiring sympathy with their pupils,, and
it is this combination that made them
truest teachers.
We learn much, these days of technical education, the so-called practical education. The enthusiasts among
the crusaders would teach every boy
to be a carpenter, and every girl to
cook. The age cries, ''Teach us how
to get a living." Let us as teachers,
listen, rather to the still small voice
calling from the deep heart of humanity itself, "Teach us how to,
live;" ;?
And if the materialism of the
present misjudge us, we must turn
our hungry hearts back to the men
of old for the. inspirations, without-
which we cannot live. How , much
better an opportunity we have than
had the teachers of'the past? Plato,
one of the greatest teachers of them
all, built an ideal republic and himself pronounced its doom, because,
idealist as he was, he did not reconcile the life of the individual with
the corporate life of society.
"Do you mean to teach polities to
children?" I hear someone ask. Yes,
and no. We must teach, the School
Act says, "the highest morality" in
school. We must not inculcate any
more of our own peculiar ideas of
public questions than we can possibly help.. We as teachers must not
teach children to pronounce judgment
on the theories of Tolstoi, or John
Alexander Dowie, of Henry George,
or Peter Verigen, to decide between
free trade and protection, high license
and prohibition, chiefly because we
cannot arrive at a finality on these
matters ourselves.
We may not, by any means, directly or indirectly, inculcate our own
religious creed or unbelief, but we
must show those large and simple
principles upon which all religions
rest; we must teach our future citizens that all. questions must be settled not hy self-interest, but by justice, by merciful considerations and
not mercenary ones.
How is this to be done? Many
never cease to lament that the Bible
is excluded from our British Columbia schools. The Bible without a true
teacher behind it would not educate.
Are not: the moral laws revealed in
the Bible also impressed on the
hearts of men? These laws were in
full force and effect before the Bible
was written. As soon ns men began
to live in communities these laws began to act. The fncts of morality
nre stated in the Bible because they
are trim; they are not'true because
they 'nre stated in the Bible. Every
law of the decalogue is n natural law
and as such scientifically verifiable.
Moral laws' and their workings can
be ns easily and conclusively taught
rs thc laws of motion or of gravitation, or the trade winds. Tliey can
best be taught through and .in .the
'•••filing of history. The most perplexing questions of today  will bo
,tA*AMi>»}jn^.thejitsid^.ojr3wr;ign^drarfoy"go--^
lution after we are dust and our
good swords rust.
Can we help them better than by
implanting in their minds the truth
that righteousness exalteth a nation?
Some will say that the teaching of
what our American cousins call civics
in our schools is what is needed to
secure good citizenship. These are
the people who think that the ballot
in itself is the key to all reforms.
We must first know what is right
(and that is a matter of education),
and we must next earnestly desire it
(and that is a matter of education
and of inspiration), before any real
step in advance is taken.
I do feel, though, that a true conception of the working of our present
system of government should be given
to every child of over ten years in
our schools.
. He should know the leading features of monarchical government, of
responsible government, of federal
government, because Canada affords
the unique example of a state ruled
at one and the same time by these
various forms of government; and
yet it is forcibly true that with all
this we are eminently a self-governing people.
Show the future citizen' the workings, too, of municipal government,
for with this he will first have to do.
Bring to his notice those features of
Canadian government which are in
advance of those of the United States,
namely, our non-political and permanent civil service, the crown-appointment of the judges, and tbe independence of the judiciary.
So much for the home and the
school. Then comes the pulpit.
Could the pulpit do more than it is
doing toward the preparation of our
future citizens? Without wishing to
arouse opposition, I think it could—
by being often more simple and di-
gather-ferns to cover 1r%p~."Tf you
do, and your boy is caught next week
red-handed robbing an orchard, oe
manly enough not to read him a
moral lecture about it.
If you are an employer of labour,
don't compound a felony by conspiring with the young men under you in
their dishonest efforts to avoid paying the poll-tax.
Don't send your five-year-old boy
to school labelled six to evade the?
school act, and then mourn with the
teacher over Johnny's untruthfulness.
This is what we must not do. How
can we all positively help? How
would it do to form a law-and-ordeit
league which should at first sharply
restrict its operations to the enforcement of existing laws?
We have good laws, not a few of
them that are now set at naught by
the vicious classes, while the virtuous
and weMispdsed with the law son
their side are not aggressive; much
grumbling and plenty. of good Sentiment is a poor offset to the positive
and strenuous active force: of the lawless.        ...,,.....
It is not necessary to make sweeping assertions against; the. police,
The police must and "do reflect publiij
sentiment, i If we want existing laws
enforced, we' can have it.' The police force (like eyery other force)'
acts!'along the line of least resist-,
ance,._ ;... ,„'...,,...-  .;.'   , '
How. can we all, then, help, our future citizens?' Clearly not by show-i
ing them, the steep and;/thorny path
to heaven, while' ourselves the primrose path of dalliance tread; but by
being like that kindly old man whoi]
allured to brighter realms led the
way.
Some local possibilities I will leave
with you, to think about, without remark: J
First—A number of our future citi-
;#TQ«iE$ OR THE STREET, ,■.-
The question is not "Where: Shall
I spend Christmas?" but "Where
'shall I spend my-money- at Christmas?"
•»   »   •
Divide the population of the country into two equal parts and one part
will approximately equal the number
of dead-brokes in the month of January.
Selections for
Christinas
Are you in a quandry ? Come
right here and let ns show you
our latest fads and novelties.
The variety laid in to meet the
unprecedented demands of this
season will lighten your task
in deciding ■ upon u suitable
present. Fancy Hand Mirrors
Ebony. Brushes, Combs, Handbags. Manicure Sets', Perfumes
infancy gift bases, etc., etc,
Lilliputian Prices.       .
CYRUS H. BOWES, Chemist, '806ve^..3,
Are we re-
rect, and more insistent on the plain  zens attend no school,
duties of man to inah.i i.'.ci sponsible?
We want something on Sundays Second—A number of our future
that we can take with us to our work citizens are putting in time in a soon Mondays, and that will remain called reformatory.- Is their environ-
with us during the whole of the ment and training there as bright and
week's trivial round and common wholesome and helpful as we can
task.  .make it?
When I was young, many a score. Third—The ten-cent theatres, six
of sermons did I hear, many a learn-',, nights a week are crowded with girls
ed discourse on justification by faith, 'from the years of seven to seventeen,
on apostolic succession and verbal Many of them go through town to
inspiration, but I never remember to these places of amusement and return
have heard a sermon on school-girl | unattended. Is the. education they
honour or playground ethics, or a' 8ei i" tneB8 places always pure, un-
plain discourse on those primitive ! smirched, elevating? Do the enter-
cOmmandments that lie at the root of , tainments give them higher standards
good citizenship, "Thou shalt not °* taste an<lBet before them a lofty
tie;" "Thou shalt not steal." ideal of womanhood?
How can the press promote good ' Fourth—Small boys are on our
citizenship? Can we begin to put a streets nightly, sometimes long past
limit on the power of the press? So midnight; As they see the citizens of
many people take their thoughts at today coming out with unsteady steps
second hand and adopt the opinions j fr°m music halls, gambling houses,
of others ready-made. The con ver- 'saloons and worse places, what les-
sation of most people, especially their "ons in citizenship are they learning?
political conversation, is just the re- To conclude:—
flex of their own party paper. How There shall come from out this noise
can we all, then, parents and preach- ; of strife and groaning
ers, editors and teachers,' and society      A broader and a jnster   brother-
at large, help our future citizens?      ! bood,
First—By keeping carefully all the  A deep emiality of aim postponing
laws of the country,- just because
they are laws. To be specific—don't
ride your wheel'on the sidewalk and
then boast, about it! your son will.do
the same thing on his very first opportunity. Don't smuggle a pair of
shoes in from Seattle the vext time
you visit the Sound, and follow it up
by saying in the presence of your own
familv that there is no sin in cheating the !»overnment. Ymir aetirn no
doubt will have little effect upon the
rmhlie credit, but it will have an effect on the stew'ard of right and
wrong in your home.
Tf von are n t««n. don't violate the
frame law and slip the .illegal grouse
or string of troht under the-seat of
youv dog curt and aetid your boy to
All selfish seeking to the general
good;
There shall come n time when each
shall to another .   ..
Be as Christ would   have . him—
brother unto brother;.
There shall <-ome a time when knowledge wide extended ..   i
Sinks each man's pleasure in the
general health,
And all shall hold irrevocably blended
The individual   nnd   the commonwealth.
Tf   yon   have   beauty,
We   can   take   it;
Tf   you   have   none,
We   enn'   make   it.
Spend what you earn every month
and a little more at Christmas.
• *   •
It is to be feared that Earl Grey
willbe but a poor successor of the
great administrator Tascherau.
»   *   *
And so it is a cracked satellite
that revolves around this planet, reflecting for our use. some of the Sun's
rays. The light will never seem to
be just as clear   and   bright after
this.
• ■ •   •
The ocean hath its sea serpent and
Vancouver Island its wild man.
• •   •
It was doubtless a wise move of
the school trustees to disallow the
departmental order giving the teachers permission to attend the annual
convention. If teachers are allowed
such liberties the next thing we
shall hear will be that they are organizing a society for mutual protection. Surelv. if a professional
man or woman earns sixty dollars a
month, he or she should be satisfied
to work all the time, and not try to
qualify for better work.
■ *   «• *•
What with the suppressing of religious institutions, the separating of
Church and the recognition of the
practice of duelling, the French Premier is making a record for himself.
• •   ■*
Is it this winter or next that Nogi
intends to spend in Port Arthur?
.  »  '*   *
Victorians are unanimous in wanting a better water supply, but they
are not unanimous in demanding that
the Council provide it. It seems
likely that another summer will be
spent with an insufficiency of poor
quality water when there is plenty
of good water within easy reach.
.  •  -«   «
No wonder the lawyers of this
town, are shining lights when they
have to appear before the Lampman
before'thev are allowed to practice.
• *   •
Weiler Brothers have an eye to
business.    They   are   giving   away
needles for Christmas presents.
• ». • •
One of the daily papers announces
that Mr. J. M. Finn has been given
a conductorship. No doubt it was a
Christmas present.
■ ». *   •
The Russian ships have been put
in cold storage until the Japanese
are ready to use them.
• *   e
"These be stirring times," said the
housewife as she mixed the Christmas puddings.
• •   *
But little is heard these days of
the bie ditch that Uncle Sam Mun-
roed away from Colombia. There is
a whisner. however, that little Miss
Panama does not like her new protector as well as she expected.  Uncle
gets too paternal sometimes.
• *   •
To the honour, to the eternal hon-
rur of the sex, be it stated, that in
ihe path of duty no sacrifice is to
woman too high or too dear.—Balfour.
* *  *
Fair ladies! you drop manna in the
vay of starved people.—Shakespeare.
• •    •   "
• Sing of the nature of women, and
then the song shall be surely full of
vf.riety, old crotchets and most sweet,
ch.ses. It shall be humorous, grave,
fr.ntastic, amorous, melancholy,
sprightly, one in all and all in one.—
Marston.
• •   •
Woman was made ont of the rib,
tf.ken from the side of a man; not
cut of his head, to rule him, but out
of his side to be his equal, under his
limi to be protected, and   near   his
heart to be beloved.—Matthew Henry.
* * '*
There is one who hides another's
infirmities more faithfully than one's
own; there is one who loses all sense
of self in the sentiment of kindness,
tenderness, and devotion to another;
tliat_ one is woman.— Washington
Ti'ting.
■ *  *  *
Wherever a true woman comes,
11 me is always around her. The stars
nay he over her head, the glow-worm
in. the night-cold grass,;may be Jhe
iliic"at her feet; but home is where
sh.2 isj and for a noble woman it
stretches far around her, better than
lit uses coiled with cedar or painted
with vermilion, shedding its quiet;
light far for those who else arc homeless.—Buskin.
• •   •   »
The modest   virgin,   the   prudent
wife, and the careful matron are much |
more serviceable in life than petti-)
coated philosophers, blustering hero- {
ines, or virago queens.—Goldsmith.
•   •   • ?
A Rain Coat is better than rheumatism and costs much less.
The   cravenetting   process   don't
make the fabric air-tight—nor   yet
deluge-proof, does make it non-ab-1
sorbtnt of moisture and odorless-^-all |
n-itiitut changing its appearance.
An ideal Rain Coat and Fall Overcoat combined may be obtained at
the "Fit Reform," Government St.
Price, $15, $18 or $20.- A Rain Coat
is a necessity—not a luxury.
"Progress" is read by all the
ladies, and the ladies do the buying.
The place to get a
Good Cup
of Coffee
to cheer you or a Pot of Tia to punctuate
a quiet tete-a-tete is at the
Mikado Tea Rooms
44 Fort Street
Christmas
Presents
SUITABLE TO ALL
HASTIE'S FAIR
77 Qovernment Street.
Christmas Presents1
A Large Stock of
toys, Games, Books and
Fancy Articles
We invite you to call and inspect our stock
VICTORIA NEWS 6©.
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Ladies Hats Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customers . furnishing their
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Furnished Rooms
For gentlemen, with bath and electric
light; every convenience.
GORDON HOTEL,
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Delicious Perfumes
Ebony Brushes
Toilet Cases
Suitable Xmas Presents
Central Drug Store
Douglas nnd Yates Street*.
Phone 201. hOQl
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BEFORE THE FOOTLIGHTS
if
'The Victoria theatre of late has
I'm t  seen many bumper houses, al-
hough    some good attractions have
iieen on the boards.   It is seldom,
jowever, that a really   meritorious
lombination comes round and.fails to
core a success from a financial point
view, for Victorians are a theatre-
ping people and are as appreciative
n  audience  as  need be    desired,
rom time to time some of the best
pmpanies have appeared   in   most
iopular plays here, but far ahead of
ny of these are the Ben Greet play-
[rs, billed.for the 20th and 21st inst.
'he attraction for the first given date
"Everyman" which may be somewhat new to many Victorians, as the
lay has never been put on the boards
|iere, although it has proved an 4m-
nense success in the Old Country and
verywhere it has been produced on
his continent during its successful
un extending over three years.   Dur-
ng this period the company has appeared in the best theatres and in
11 the principal universities of the
{faited States and everywhere was
ccorded an ovation; For 150 \mh1-
scutive nights these talented artists
eld the boards in New York, and
tely have been - delighting Califor-
ia audiences. The Ben Greet Players
re the original Combination formed
London, England, some years ago,
nd their plays are of the miracle
der. Bail Greet is one of the most
fcted of the English stars of to-day]
id is backed up bf a;company specie
ly selected for their special line of
|ork. "Everyman" in its original
rm was'written in 1489 by. Peter
»rland, a monk of Diest, Belgium.
ie play is the finest extant speci-
inl,, of,.the morality, plays which
re commonly periormed about the
•e'ets and in the religious houses of
trope during the middle ages. 'The
iraltyyV mystery and mi*^cl6'- plays,
uprehending the religious'drama of
t period are the earliest dramatic
[positions in the English language,
are notable for their dramatic
iicture. . ... \4\
*. * "•
. Star of Bethlehem. .
|'Star of Bethlehem".is one of
greatest'Christmas Plays that has
rr been offered to the audiences of
English-speaking world. It is the
[tnd\tory of the nativity told from
old plays of the early 15th cen-
and in such a manner that
Jng and old can appreciate. On
recent appearance in San Fran-
fcp it delighted large audiences with
a.naive comedy of the middle ages,
which it is the best modern ex-
iple, and impressed all with the
pity and strength, of its story.
Jie dramatic otitic of the San Frah-
Isco Call gives the following vivid
Iscription of the play as presented
Sceutly by the .Greet Company..
Y' First come from behind the hall,
nging an ancient carol, the gookir.
Il.erkenwell monks. They march
trough the audience to the stage,
\at represents.; the Clerkenwell Pri^
7. Still singing, they go behind
ie scenes and. climb to the gallery,
omes Gabriel then. One is gratell to the Greet' players for many
eautiful pictures. Here is one of
pe most beautiful. .*
"The central   curtain divides,, t?
bveal the figure of ' Gabriel, star-
Jrowned, in a mantle of wonderful
|lue, lillies in the hand and with the
Kquisitely spiritual face 'Constance
(rawley can bring to the picture,
abriel plays throughout something
1 the part of the Greek chorus, fore-
bliing and explaining the story, and
|ne knows what the Crawley voice
Sn do for that. -       ....:.
'*The tale of the thieving shep-
erd, Mak, takes up the beginning of
be play. It is one of the earliest
samples of English comedy, shrewd-
interesting and naively humorous,
tak joins the three shepherds that
ie the star of Bethlehem. He steals
ie of the sheep. Gyll, his wife, fear-
ig discovery, puts the wether in the
•adle, prentending it is a new-born.
Iiild. The three shepherds come. The
pans of Gyll and the protestations
Mak deceive the 'herds..' They
But one, out of pity for the
overty of the couple, proposes to
Jave gifts for the child with a kiss,
he wether is discovered and Mak
tossed in a blanket for his sins.
Ihe whole story, told in vigorous and
rse English, is of strong historic
ilue and in, itself, essentially drastic. Mr. Greet was a highly hum-
fous figure as Mak and the other
shepherds were also admirably undertaken by their unlabeled exponents. -
"The second "processus" introduced the three Magi, who, with ingenious symbolism, were represented
as black, red and white men respectively. In such mood was one by
this time that the shift from the first
act to the Orientalism of the second
was accepted with pure trustfulness.
Splendid pictures were the three
Eastern potentates and bravely suggested the poetry and romance of
their wonderful journey. Ingeniously
interwoven with their scene is the
• appearance of Herod's messenger,
who overhears their story. The next
! scene shows Herod himself, surround-
I ed by soothsayers, prophesying the
. birth of the new King. One is sorry
' to see so little of him,"so admirably
is the tyrant portrayed by John Sayer
Crawley.
"The last scene concerns itself
with the Nativity. Here again is a
picture and climax of singular and
touching beauty, exquisitely reverent
and impressive. The, curtains—
these, of course, at the back of the
stage—open to show the Madonna,
leaning over a cradle from which
comes the light that illumines the
scene. By her side are Joseph, Gabriel, the maid Ancilla and in the front
the Magi and the shepherds, who in
turn offer gifts. One would have
preferred—the illusion was a little
destroyed thereby—that the Madonna had not spoken. Better, too,
would it have been dramatically to
shorten the speeches of both shepherds and Magi. B»t the feeling was
delightfullly preserved throughout.
The highest praise is due the acting
hereto little did it seem acting, and
one, is grateful for one of the unforgettable pictures of one's experience. Altogether 'The Star of Bethlehem' is of the things that may not
be missed."
* *  *
THE REDMOND THEATRE.
It has become a settled fact, that
if you wish a good evening with the
drama, at popular prices, a visit to
this popular family resort will cer-
taily pay you. Mr. Redmond is
himself a careful actor, and his company of players caii always be depended upon for excellent support.
His plays are carefully selected and
no two are alike in theme. It is easy
matter to select plays for presentation, indeed it is one of the most difficult and trying duties of a successful manager. Mr. Redmond has been
happy iii his repertoire so far, and
promises many good things for the
future. Victoria is: becoming .proud
of the success attained by this popular gentleman, for he has demonstrated the fact that this city is not
only able, but willing, to support
something worthy. The local theatregoer has not been slow to appreciate
the opportunity of enjoying good,
clean, wholesome amusement, at
prices of admission within the. reach
of all. ":
The past week   at the   Redmond
j opened with the jolly farce comedy.
I "Miss Hersey  From  Jersey,"  and
I the play, as announced, was a "hum-
Irner."   Victoria certainly laughed as
[it seldom did before.   Mr. Theo. H.
Bird assayed the character, of "Miss
Hersey," and certainly surprised his
many admirers.  His costuming of the
part alone was an artistic   success.
The last half   of the   week, "The
Middleman" was offered, and in this
splendid play Mr. Redmond achieved
a personal triumph.
As the old ambitious potter, he presented a character full of pluck and
devotion to his calling which even
starvation could not diminish. A
personality that recognized no failure, or defeat,
"The Middleman" is a splendid
play, and one that is bound to make
one feel the/better for having seen it.
Next week, "Man and Master" is
announced for the first half of the
week, ending the usual Wednesday
Souvenir Matinee, on which occasion
the portrait of Miss Rae Bronson will
be presented to all attending.
Beginning with Thursday, Madame
Myee will begin her engagement with
the Redmond Company in the good
old English comedy, "Caste," and
much is expected of her.
* *   *
"Time in its ceaseless round once
more, brings Christmas as in days of
yore "-rand the management of the
Savoy theatre is..ever on the "qui
the cast, and a grand scenic production is promised. The great railroad
scene, the Slums of Boston, the funny
Major and Judge, the owl's nest, the
scheming Dago and the foxy negro
are among the many pleasing and
sensational . features introduced.
Notwithstanding this stupendous attraction the management has arranged for a long list of specialty features, embracing singing, dancing,
comedy sketches and illustrated songs.
vive'' to secure attractions 'that' will
prove acceptable to their host of patrons. During the past week crowded
houses have been the rule, the chief
attraction being the Hewlette "Merry
Burlesquers" in a superb spectacular
production of the fairy burlesque—
"Miss Cinderella," which caught on
immensely and nightly attested the
capacity of this cosy temple of vaudeville and burlesque. For Christmas
week, commencing Monday, December
19th, Mr .Hewlette will present the
sensational comedy "Happy Jack;
or, "A Bootblack's Xmas," arranged in three acts and seven scenes.
The combined forces of the Hewlette
and Savoy Companies will appear in
Bob Hewlette
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.
The public schools closed yester-
dav afternoon for Christmas vacation, and for the next two weeks
the youngsters. of Victoria, are not
likely to pay much attention to their
books—except, indeed, such-,.books as
Santa Claus or., other kind friends
may select for them as presents. As
usual, at Christmas vacation, there
was that'happy evidence of the best
of good feeling between both pupils
and teachers. In very many | instances the latter were made the recipients of unmistakable tokens of
the children's esteem in the form of
little gifts from "your affectionate
pupils." The rising generation will
make things agreeably lively during
the next couple of weeks.
In sthe whole course of my life I
never met a female, from the. flat-
msed and ebony-coloured inhabitants
of the tropics to the snow-white and
sublime divinity of a Greek isle, without a touch of romance.—Croby.
.*,**■'-•
I never addressed myself in the language of decency and friendship to a
wrman, whether civilized or savage,
without receiving a decent and friendly answer.. With man it has often
been otherwise.—Layard. :
• *  •
Auld Nature swears, the lovely dears,
Her noblest work she classes, 0;
Her prentice han' she tried on man,
An' then she made the lasses, 0.
—Burns.
• •   •
Make the doors open a woman's
wit. and it will out at the casement;
shut that, and 'twill out at the keyhole; stop that, 'twill fly with the
smoke out at the ehimney.—Shakespeare.
*..*•♦
Man without woman's a beggar,
Suppose the whole world   be pos-
The Ben Greet Players
of London, under the personal
direction of Ben Greet,
at the
Victoria Theatre
Tuesday Evening, Dec. 20
The XV Century Morality Play
EVERYHAN
As given by this company in
London and New York.
Wednesday Evening, Dee. aist
Appropriate to the Christmas season
The Star of
Bethlehem
A miracle play of the Nativity.
Prices of Reserved Seats are f 1.50,
$1,00, 75c and 50c, Gallery 85c.
Seats on sale beginning Saturday
Morning at Waitt's Music Store, Govt.
Street.
The Lyric
Broad Street
Between Yates and Johnson
VICTORIA'S ORIGINAL (HOME OF
Polite
Vaudeville
T A. Johnson, Prow«i;-r*->d\I*i«g
Redmond Theatre
Victoria's Popular Family Play House
Continued Success of the
ED. REDMOND CO.
Week Commencing Monday, Dee. 19
and continuing until Wednesday
Evening, with usual Wednesday Mat.
The Grand Comedy Drama
"Mm and rt aster"
Souvepir Matinee, Wednesday
Seats 10 cents
A Few Reserved for 26 cents
Thursday and Balance of Week,
Ending Saturday Matinee
MADAM MYEE
In the Well Known English Comedy,
"Caste"
Supported by the Entire Redmond Co
Night Prices, 10 and 25 Cents
Phone No. 822
Call us up and Reserve Your Seats
Curtain Rises Evening 8:15.
All Matinees 3:15.
^MSssiS^&£ii£i££&2<S^££*jKM>'^*ifr
And the beggar that's   got a good
woman,
With more than   the world   he is
blest.
—Cooper.
* * *
There is nothing by which I have,
through life, more profited than by
the just observations, the good opinion and the sincere and gentle encouragement of amiable and sensible women,—Romilly.
The special feature of next week's
bill at the Grand Theatre on Johnson street will be Prof, Musliner's
troupe of trained sheep and pigs.
This act has created a sensation in
all the neighboring cities, packing
the. theatres at every performance,
and this record will no doubt be
maintained at the Grand the coming
week. Besides the animals, the programme will include Sam and Ida
Kelly in a comedy sketch; The Elliots, harpists and vocalists; Tommy
Hayes, trick bone soloist; Frederic
Roberts in the illustrated song, "All's
Fan in Love and War," and a long
and entirely new moving picture film
illustrating the European Rest Cure.
See Finchs' overcoats before you buy
elsewhere. Finch & Finch, 57 Government street
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FREDERICK ROBERTS
"All's Fair in love and .War"
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Comedy Sketch
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Hajpltts and Vocalists
Tommy Hayea
Trick Bone Soloist
Prof. Musliner's Trained Sheep
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Hus the Finest Aggregation of
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Come and See us, You
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The Pierrots
Give a Special Matinee at the
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—Also a—
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PHONE No. ao4 8
PROGRESS, SATURDAY,   DEC,  17^1904
-.'. :
THE REALH OF SPORT
At Oak Bay today there will be be donated towards the purchase of
two most interesting hockey games, a Vancouver Island championship
one between the Victoria and Van- trophy. This will be a substantial
couver ladies and the other between beginning. The president reported
Victoria and Voneouver men. Both that he had written the following let-
are championship games. The ladies', ter to the clubs at Nanaimo and Lady-
game will commence at 1:30 arid the smith:
men's at 3 p. m.   Both ladies and i ■ ■ Victoria. Dec. 8,1904.
men have been practicing most eher- To the Secretary-Treasurer Associa-
getically and both ,teams hope to beat tion Football Club, Nanaimo, B.C.:
the visitors. As mentioned in last Dear Sir: A joint resolution rela-
week's "Progress," the Victoria tive to football matters was forward-
men, if they win this year, will get ed to your own club and tha. of
the championship trophy "for Ladysmith, through Mr. Freeman, by
keeps." The only changes in the the secretary of the V. D. F. A., in
team are that of B. Tye, who goes to the hope that it would come before
right wing forward from half back, your delegates on December 3rd. No
and C. McLean, who is a new man reply having been received, and the
and who win play in goal. The line- need of immediate action being im-
np1 for the men will be: I perative, I am directed by the execu-
Victoria—Forwards,. Ken. Schole- tive of the V. D. F. A. to write to
field (captain), L. York, A. Gillespie, you personally, to request you to
B Schwenger, B. Tye; half-backs, bring the matter of the formatiou of
H. Gillespie, R. Jaegers, W. Winsby; a Vancouver Island Football Associa-
baeks, Ken. Gillespie, Alex McLean; tion before your club. We shall be
goal, C. McLean. Reserves, J. Hart, glad to hear:
H. R. N. Cobbett. I    1. If your club will fall in with
Vancouver — Forwards,   Bayfield,  the proposal.
Crawford, Barwich, Ponsford, Nich-'    2. If so, will your club name two
ollii; half-backs, Melhuisb, Crickmay, delegates to attend a meeting for the
Innes; backs, Burns, Stevens;   goal, purpose of forming a Vancouver Is-
Dejui. | land football association, t
The: line-up for the ladies' match !    3. Will it he convenient in
is ; as follows :<odi^n
this
city; or would you prefer to meet us
halfway at Duncans.
As We propose to have the series of
games start at once after the 1st of
this communication by Wednesday
next, the clubs in the V. D. F. A.
will, albeit with much regret, have to
proceed without your valuable co-operation.
: Kindly address reply to Mr. T. G.
Wilson, cafe "of Turner, Beeting &
Co., Wharf street, Victoria, B.C.
W. W. BOLTON,
"~B"*"b~-'ir~ pregident V. D. F. A.
The secretary having received no
reply the executive decided that
Victoria—Miss M. Nason (captain), Miss W. Wilson, Miss C. Hardie, Miss B. Roberts, Miss A. Fatch-i	
er, Miss D. Sehl, Miss E. Reid, Miss January, we suggest the date of meet
M.j Newcombe, Miss G. Baiss, Miss ing to be Saturday, December 16th.
L. Bowron, Miss Burgess.   Reserves, In the event of no reply being sent to
Miss D. Leeming and Miss C. Jay,  "% '     •      " "-
the' latter being likely to be put on
the team, as she is recognized as a
strong player. •
Vancouver—Mrs. Creighton, Miss
Lawson, Miss McClure, Miss Turner,
Miss Burpee. Miss E. Burpee, Miss
F. Davis, Miss G. Barwick, MisB
Nixon, Miss Boult, Miss Babington.
Reserves.   Miss   Whitehead,     Miss
Crawford; Miss Fraser.
'•■'■•'•
The Provincial Hockey League
promises to provide some interesting
games this winter. Four teams are
cornpetin", nainelv. Victoria. Vancouver, Roval Engineers and Royal
.Garrison Artillery. At a recent meeting of representatives the following
schedule was decided upon:
IfMM-
Dec. 17th—Victoria vs. Vancouver,
a,t Onk Bav.
i"f»5-
Jan. 7th—Vancouver vs. Garrison,
at Vancouver. .
Jab, 14th—Victoria vs, Garrison, at
Oak Bay.
Jan. SSlst—Vancouver vs. Victoria,'
at Vancouver.     v
Jan. 28th—Victoria vs. Royal Engineers, at Oak Bay.
. Feb, 4th—Victoria vs. Garrison, at
Garrison.
Feb. 13th—Roval Engineers vs.
; Vancouver, at Victoria. ;
Feb. 18th—Victoria vs. Royal Engineers, at Oak Bay.
Feb. 25th—Vancouver vs. Royal
Engineers, at Vancouver.
March 13th—Garrison vs. Vancouver, at Garrison.
Dates for the two games between
the R. G. A. and R. E. have not been
included in the above series. They
will be announced in the course of a
few days.
gin mv.m'mmmimm*-: .:,■• ■•■;■-■ ■
It is hoped that the five schools,
South Park, North Ward, Collegiate,
High and Central, will enter teams
for the uew league, as the schools
which enter the older league will
have plenty of boys left to enter in
the under sixteen competition.
The idea of the J. B. A. A. is to
bring out the smaller boys and encourage them in every way, for that
is the only means by which the game
can be kept alive. The J.B.A.A. committee having this matter in hand
will recommend the management committee to donate the cup promised by
the club to the league for boys under
sixteen.
The following representatives were
present:\ J. B. A. A., D. Leeming;
South Park, Miss A. D. Cameron, C.
Briggs (captain); High school, N.
Scott (captatin), C. Rogers; Collegiate school, Mr.' Muskett, R. McCon^
nell (captain); North Ward, N. Seabrook; Central, Mr. Gillis, Mr. J, C.
Barnacle and G. Morley (captain).
As the holidays will necesarily take
a number of the boys away from the
city to their homes, it was decided to
draw up the schedules early in the
new year. The meeting then ad->
journed.
*  *  *
There never was a better chance
(writes;;'-'Observer" in the "Melbourne Argus") for a moderately
good bowler to win a place in an
Australian team. It is an axiom in
war that the side which is good only
in defence and not in attack can never
succeed, and very much "... the same*
thing applies to cricket. Our defence—taking batting to represent
defence—is strong enough, more especially now that Darling is prepared
apparently to take ariother trip—and
Darling is one of those admirable
batsmen who represent both sides of
the game. He can attack when his
side has to win against time; he can
defend when a game has to be saved;
and saving the game is the third and
important phase of cricket in England, which is quite unknown in Australia. But the winning is the important thing, and everyone is speculating where the bowling—otherwise
the attack—is to come from. What
are our present chances of getting a
meeting should be held at the, Y.¥ I strong English side out, unless sonrn
C, A. rooms oh this Saturday evening, I thing1 remarkable in bowling talent,
the 17tl| inst., at"8:15 o'clock, to j thtjt everyone has overlooked, is snd-
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*  *  *
An executive meeting of the above
association was held on Thursday
evening at the Y.M.C.A. rooms at 8
o'clock, when delegates were present from Victoria United, the Garrison, Victoria West and the Navy.
The president, Rev. W. W. Bolton,
was in the chair, and Mr. T. G. Wilson acted, as secretary,. The games
for to-day were arranged as follows:
No senior league match. A friendly game wilh however, be played between the Garrison and H. M. 8.
Bonaventure at the canteen, grounds
at 3 p.m.
Intermediate league match, Victoria vs. Capitals at Oak Bay, 3 p.
m.. C. Hanbury referee.
Junior league matches: ut. Louis
College vb. Victorin West, Beacon hill
1:30 p.m., L. Tait referee. North
Ward vs. High School, Beacon hill,
3 p.m., C. Goodenough referee.
Mr. J. G. Brown reported that he
had received a letter from Mr. Daek-
ers. for whom the benefit matches had
been arranged' end carried through,
stating that whilst appreciating very
fnllv the kindness of the action, he
felt that he could not accept the sum
raised nn his behalf.. On motion it
was therefore decided that the $71
Association.
In anticipation 'of the. formation: of
a provincial league,-the president was
instructed to write to Mr- Timms, of
the! mainland league, asking that three
delegates should be selected by the
mainland to meet a similar number
from the island and at an early date
in order to arrange tho details of the
organization.
Mr. H. J. B. Harper was present
from the Shamrock Club of Vancouver, and he brought a message from
that club with reference to a report
of jthe great battle between the Celtics and Columbia College, whereat
jhe referee's decision as to the duration of the game was disputed. It
had gone abroad that the referee was
not upheld by the league, whereas the
fact was that he had been fully upheld, and that the mainland men were
as keen to back up their referees as
footballers are locally.
It was reported to the executive
that the local junior league was not
altogether free from some lads who
openly and aggressively disputed the
referee's rulings. The executive therefore instructed all the official referees
to sternly and strictly discipline any
lads guilty of such conduct, and if
immediate obedience was not rendered to give the game to the opposite
side.
With reference to the game between the Junior Capitals and North
Ward, which is ordered to be replayed, it was decided that such should
be played off at Beacon hill on Monday, December 26th, but only if agreeable to both teams.
the meeting then adjourned.
■   -»'•*' .* ■:■
At a meeting of the J.B.A.A. committee and representatives from the
different schools at the club house
lasi Wednesday it Was decided to
form a new league for school boys
nnd"" 16 years of age and allow the
other league to stand as it is. Therefore the position is this'; In the new
league all boys playing on the teams
muSt be bona tide school boys under
sixteen years of age. In - theolder
| leajrae South Park has dropped out,
' which leaves the other teams. Collegiate, High School and Centrals in
the same position as formerly. Tlie
Collegiate and High-schools will only
play boys frnnHthe schools,1 'while the
Centrals will be permitted to play
outsiders up to the age of eigheten.
derily discovered?
* * *
The match between the Garrison
and the Victoria United, on the former's ground on Saturday last, was
one of the best and most exciting
association games on the sporting
records of Victoria. The Garrison
men are heavier and larger than the
civilians, and if anything, play the
better game, but the Victoria United
men are now in splendid condition,
and they, staved off defeat by stubborn defence and by never letting up
on'their efforts to score. The first
half of the game was practically one
long defence against the repeated assaults of the soldiers, but in the latter half time the civilians began to
show up as an attacking force. It
was within seven minutes of the close
of the game before the Garrison
scored, the defence being momentarily; weakened by one of the backs
getting, too much into the game. A
few minutes later the civilians evened the score by rushing the ball into
the soldiers' goal after % free kick.
Lawson's play at centre forward was
immense and nearly all the members
of the United team distinguished
themselves. iHI
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TELEPHONES 48. 305, 404 or 694.
Assembly Dancing Academy
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
Oct. ist, Assembly Hall, Port St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3.30 to 5 p.m.
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club.
Thursday. Social Night, 8.3oto 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
clan.
Saturday afternoon, general class 2.1 j.
Private Lessons Given.
PHONE 181
Lacrosse will become a topic of
conversation soon after Christmas, as
there are tedious negotiations pending for the formation of a now league.
The Vancouver-New Westminster
quarrel, seems to have remained in j
statu quo, and to, bring the two clubs
into some sort of diplomatic relations
will require plenty of tact, There is
talk of n Northwest League, to include some of the Washington State
Clubs; which would be an excellent
thins: for lacrosse so far as public
support goes. The first duty of Vancouver lacrosse people who want to
see the same flourish in British Columbia is to clean out altogether the
gambling element from the director-,
aje of the Vancouver club. Until
that is done the attitude of the Vancouver lacrosse team will continue to
appear to the other clubs in the light
of nn organization that njways wants
the sure thing end of a bargain, and
there lias been, too much cause in the
past for this opinion.
1 : I .»'•'*
Basketball players will be very
pleased to hear that a neutral hall
may he obtained for the league
matches.   Secretary Northcott of the
Established 1868.
A. W. bridgman,
Real Estate, Financial am
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union AasuranoeOo
Ltd., of London, England. ,
London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St.
Y. M. C. A. is authoirty for the statement that the association is negotiating for the use of tbe old Methodist
church for four months for basketball purposes. If they succeed in obtaining it, Mr. Northcott says the Y.
M. C. A. will offer the hall to the
Citv League in order that all the
teams may have a neutral place in
which to play their matches. Although not so suitable as the dril hall,
the old church building Would make
things more satisfactory than they
are at present, as all teams would
have equal chances in every match.
.   »   ♦
A very interesting match is expected when R. Peden and K. Hughes
(J. B. A. A.) meet E. A. Gallop and
P Winch (F.Y.M.A.) in the Fernwood hall next Tuesday evening. The
Fernwood representatives are the
strongest handball players in their
club and they hope to make a. good
showing against the £ B. A. A. experts.
.**•■■■,
The Victoria United has still a
chance to tie for the Association
chnmpionshio and many prophets say
the boys will do it.
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