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Modern - 7-roomed Dwelling,
corner lot, good locality, brick
and stone foundation.   $2,800.
B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
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Policies   issued   at lowest  rates
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Gold Lion Cocktails   $££ j
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Takes Action
To Secure Official  Interpretation
of Jurisdiction Over
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* *
|   Random Reflections  f
PREMIER McBRIUE is distributing- political I. 0. U.'s in Lillooet.
* *   *
' THE sportsmen's millenium begins
September 1st.
* *   *
THE water cure is what Victoria
needs for what ails her.
* *   *
The Provincial Government has instituted proceedings in the Supreme
Court against J. H. Todd & Sons,
salmon canners of this eity, for trespass and general damages, together
with an injunction to restrain the
defendants from further operating yilT01.la
their salmon traps    at East Sooke, ' *   *   *
erected under authority of Dominion j    CONTRABAND of war is anything
license. Ihe Provincial Government's ^n't want the other fellow to
action, it will be readily understood, i (
POOR circulation is what gives an
editor cold feet.
*   *   *
THERE are more people suffering
from fire water  than from fire  in
iSo|icresVvitb;buildiMgs $3>°°o
too     " "  3,250
50     " "  -.... i,5°°
or offer
A. WILLIAMS & CO., Limited;
t Conveyancers and Notaries Public.
• 3.500
. 18.000
.   I,[03
. 7,00)
. 5 00)
. 4.500
Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C. f
Owners and operators oi following Salmon Canneries— |
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River, Inverness, Skeena River. &
isx«®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®® «®i
is in the nature of instituting a test
case—to secure judicial determination
of the jurisdiction or otherwise of
the province over the foreshores—a
point long in dispute between the
province and the Dominion. It is to
be expected that the Dominion, having authority to act in the premises,
will assume the defence of the canners' title to operate under authority
of the federal license, and most probably will intervene in the action,
which will be carried to the Judicial
Committee of the Privy Council. It
has been found impossible by the
Attorney-General to proceed in the
matter to prevent the alleged trespass during the currency of the long
vacation. Meanwhile the defendants'
in the test proceedings will no doubt
continue to operate their traps whenever the salmon are sufficiently obliging as to walk into them, regardless
of the possibility of an aggravation
of damages in conscience. Curiously enough the very day of the
issue of the writ against Messrs. J.
H. Todd & Sons, a fierce sou'west
gale put out of commission the traps
which are the subject of contention.
They are now restored and ready for
business at any hour of the day or
B. & K. eEREftLS.
Home Manufacture.
BRAeKMAN & KER M. 60., Limited.
MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
T. ELPORD, Manager-
P. O. Box 298.
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co.,Id.
Mills at Shawnigan^Lake.
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. 0.
— Manufacturers of —
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles,   Houldings,   Etc.,   of The [Best  Quality.
easoned and Kiln Dried Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
Typewriting and
'gh-Oluss Work of all Descriptions at
Progress Office, 85 Fort St., Phone 097
Established 1S95
» George Garter Go., Ltd.
Oriental Importers and Exporters
■cialiats on Tea, Cnmphor.Tute, Silk. Curios,
&    Merchandise Brokerage traveled With
11 parts of the world
11 points.
Private cable codes to
'Real Estate & Financial Agent
Agent British America Assurance Co.
for Vancouver Island.
Honey to loan.
Estates managed.
—His Mind Made Up:
The hope entertained by the officers
and members of the Church of the
Holy Saviour that Rev. Mr. Barber,
benefited in health by his summer
holiday, would be induced to again
withdraw his resignation of the pastoral charge, appears to have been
born but to disappointment. Rev.
Mr. Barber arrived back from Portland last week, and was urged by the
church officers to reconsider his determination. He declined to do so,
having intended, it is said, to retire
in any event from the active and trying duties of parochial work. Steps
will now be taken in the direction
of securing a suitable successor in
the pastorate.
Hainland "
Telephonic  Communication Promised Victoria by November ist
P. 0 Box 428. Phone so' ant highways in or near Victoria
—Improvements For Johnson Street:
The next important business thoroughfare listed for modern pavement
and similar improvement is Johnson,
below Government, where a very con
siderable portion of the retail'trade
of the city is traimacted. The petition of property owners has now
gone to the council, and it will be but
a short time before the work of transformation will be under way. Johnson street will suffer temporarily no
doubt by the suspension of street
railway traffic with the opening of
tlie new route to Esquimau, biit it
will be merely temporary. When the
end of the Indian reserve difficulty
comes, as it must some time, a modern passenger and traffic bridge at
the foot of Johnson street will be a
necessity, and Ibis will then become
one of the busiest and most import-
| have.
* *   *
PORT ARTHUR is now advertised
to fall on Monday next.   Secure seats
early and avoid the rush.
* *   *
THERE is a sign on the great
gate of heaven: "NO BILL COLLECTORS    ADMITTED."     That's
why it's Heaven.
* *  *
WHEN Port Arthur really does
take a tumble there won't be a sonl
left who will believe the news.
THERE seems to be no rush of the
insurance agents to write policies on
• Port Arthur.
* *   *
THAT rubber plant upon which
Mr. Morgan got a prize at the flower
show is no relation to the tally-ho.
* *   *
HOW many falls have those Japanese jujntsu men got to get out of
old Port Arthur in order to obtain
the decision?
* *   *
PORT ARTHUR'S falling act certainly deserves a place on the programme of the continuous performance houses.
* *   *
IF THE city council doesn't awaken to its responsibilities now, it will
slumber on quietly and undisturbed
until the Day of Judgment.
* *   »
WHEN will Port Arthur of falling
fame hit the bottom? Or is the bottomless pit. being used as an elevator
* *   *
JUST AS soon as the wireless is
working from the Driard roof, bulletins of the fall of Port Arthur will
be received twice an hour.
* *   *
WONDER, if the Government is
going to vote the school boys in
Lillooet this time? The extension
of the summer vacation hints that
* *   *
IT IS better to have been born
lucky than either rich or great. Who
wouldn't prefer to be Private Perry
instead of Czirr of Russia?
* *   *
GOVERNMENT has decided to establish a number of reduction works
in the Maritime Provinces—that is
works for the reduction of the visiblW
supply of dogfish
By the first of November if all
goes well, Victoria will be one step
further removed from its insular isolation, by the establishment of long
distance telephone connection with
the trunk lines of Western America.
The necessary cable, some forty miletf
in length, has already been purchased in England, and is on its way out
by sailing ship—which is conclusive
evidence that the company means
business. It appears to be merely a
question of which of. two alternative
routes shall be followed in making
the land and water connection between this city and Bellingham,
which is the point of connection with
the trunk lines system. General
Superintendent II. W. Kent, who has
just made a trip over both suggested
routes, visited Victoria last Sunday
and Monday, but until he has made
his report to his directors he does
not care to make public his decision.
It is probable, however, that the first
link of the cable will be direct from
this city to Sail Juan Island and that
Friday Harbor will be brought into
next door neighbor communication.
In the event of the Victoria-Belling-
ham route being adopted for Island-
Mainland connection, in preference to
the Plumper-Pass route surveyed
some time ago,, a new line for the
accommodation of Island-originating
business will probably be built between Vancouver and Bellingham
without delay. The cable for the
union of Island and Mainland upon
speaking acquaintance was purchased by Dr. Lefevre on his visit to England and could be laid within a fortnight from Ihe commencement of
—Given Up:
The reiterated declaration of the
owners of the sealing schooner Triumph of their belief in her safety—
despite the conviction of others that
she has gone to her last hunting-
is heard no more on the waterfront.
The circumstance that the company
is 110 longer paying advance money
to the relatives of those aboard maybe taken as conclusive evidence that
the owners also have now given tip
the ship as lost.
PEOPLE who have seen Commodore John shinning up the trees to
•avoid the bears on his new farm,
have had their belief in the Darwinian theorv materially strengthened.
*   * '*
OWING to the warm weather in
the Kootennys, the reopening of Ihe
schools here has been set back another week. Little children who onn-
■iot. grasp the fine logic of this proposition should be kept in during re-
—Arion Club Will Sing:
Preparations have been initiated by
the members nf the Arion Club for
the annual concert at the Gorge, a
musical treat to which all classes
look forward with delightful anticipation, and which happily brings invariably, full realization of expectations. The date set this year is the
evening of August 26th, during the
short visit: here of the Dominion
Medical Association delegates, who
doubtless will have no more enjoyable
reminiscence of their western visit.
Tl is understood that Sir Alexander
Mackenzie and Mr. C. A. E. Harriss
have declined the offer of the Arion
Club for co-operation for the contemplated musical festival, which was
that the club should cancel its third
concert and assist in the festival
without share in the receipts, but
merely for recognition of active and
associate members. The promoters
of the festival are looking for more
money and declined. There is a very
general suspicion thai Air. Harriss
and his associates find a considerable
profit in utilizing the ainnteurs
throughout  the festival territory.
Semi=Ready Business Change Sale.   Bargains for This Week.
QTPAW HATS Half Price.   40 FLANNEL AND BLACK SUITS (balance of stock; Half Price.    100 Boys' 2-Piece Soils, sizes 22 to 20, Half Price.    All Men's  and   Boys'   Suits
bl MAW  riHio -»u r Raincoats, Overcoats and Pants 20 PER CENT <"' 1"5 OFF FOR CASH.
The Tennis
Resume  of Championship   Play
ln  a   Successful
Champions in Mixed Doubles of
British Columbia—Captain Wright
and Mrs. Hull, Victoria.
International Championship Singles.
First Round—B. B. Powell (bye)
beat F. L. Beecher, Vancouver, 6-4,
6-3; A. Remington, Tacoma, beat S.
L. Russell, Seattle, by default; Major
Bethel, U.S.A., M.A.A.A., Portland,
beat J. A. Rithet,J.B.A.A., Victoria;
S. J. Tyler, Seattle L.T.C., and T. M.
Foote, bye; K. J. Scholefield and B.
G. Goward, bye.
First Round—Solly beat Breeze by
default; Carr-Hilton beat Bell, 8-6,
6-2; Pooley beat Wright, 6-3, 3-6,7-5;
Goss beat Schwengers, 6-2, 6-3; Cambie, bye; Hunter beat Leeming, 6-3,
8-6; Bell beat Patton, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3;
Dickson beat Popham, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2;
Bethel   beat    Schwengers, 6-2, 6-2;
The seventeenth annual tournament
of the Victoria Lawn Tennis Club,
with which was associated the determination of the first authoritative
international championships of the
Pacific Northwest, virtually came to
its successful close last Saturday,
when society and sport lovers thronged the Belcher street courts. The
climax of satisfaction in the notable
week was in the retention in Victoria of all important honors, Powell
once again proving himself the bright
particular star of jo-day—a natural
successor of the long supreme
Foulkes. Whom it will be next year
now becomes the matter of eager
speculation, for Powell unfortunately
is packing his suit case with white
linens preparatory for departure to
more southerly scenes. Schwengers
would seem to be the likely one, but
in tennis as in all else, no one can
foretell what a season will bring-
forth. Individual honors of the just
closed tournament, except as concerns
Powell, were pleasantly distributed;
while representation of the new
Northwest League was complete ex
cept for the regretable absence of
Seattle's representatives. That their
attendance would not have materially
affected results may be conjectured
from the fate of the star of Seattle's tennis world, Mr. Russell, in
Vancouver this week, he being defeated with comparative ease by Mr.
Beecher of Vancouver, who certainly
does not rate in the same class as
the provincial champion. Of the rising players none diisclosed more
brilliance during Victoria's tournament than Mr. HunW among the
gentlemen, and Mrs. Hull (the heroine of that most admirable backhand
stroke) among the ladies. The latter
was unquestionably the favorite of
the tourney, and while—distinctly
worn and off her true form in the decisive match—she did not succeed in
wresting champion's honors tfrom
Miss Goward, she may be looked to
for higher distinction next year. In
addition to the full list of Victoria
L. T. C. players of standing, "Vancouver was represented in the just closed meeting here by no fewer than
half a dozen players; there were four
from the Cowichan club; two each
from Portland and Tacoma, one Nel-
sonite, and one from that hitherto
unheralded organization, the Rivers
Inlet Lawn Tennis Club—with also a
full contingent from the military and
from the J. B. A. A. As to the
standard and features of the play, an
interesting article from the pen of
the provincial and international
champion is presented herewith,
"Progress" contenting itself with
the following enumeration of the
victors, and recapitulation of the
week's most interesting play:
Champion of the Pacific Northwest
and of British Columbia—Mr. R. B.
Powell, Victoria.
Champions in Doubles of the Pacific Northwest—Messrs. R. B. Powell
and A. T. Goward, Victoria.
Champions in Doubles of British
Columbia—Messrs. R. B. Powell and
J. D. Hunter, Victoria.
Lady Chnmpion of British Columbia—Miss Goward, Victoria.
Lady Champions in Doubles of
British Columbia—Mrs. Burton and
Miss Bell, Victoria.
6-2, 6-2; J. B. Farquhar, Vancouver, Goward beat Wilson, 6-1, 6-2; Mac-
beat S. J. Tyler, Seattle, by default; \ rae beat Johnston, 6-0, 6-1; Hull, bye;
B. P. Schwengers, J.B.A.A., Victoria,! Martin beat  Keefer,  6-3,  4-6,  6-3;
beat W. A. Goss, Portland, 1-6, 6-3,
6-1; A. T. Goward (bye) beat R. G.
Breeze, Tacoma, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Second Round—Bethel  beat Remington, 6-4, 6-3; Powell, bye; Sch
Powell (H. S.) beat Prior, 64, 6-3;
Foote beat Tyler, by default; Goward (B. G.) beat Scholefield, 6-1, 6-3,
Bell, 6-1, 6-4; Mrs. Hull beat Mrs.
Langton, 6-4, 64.
Final—Mrs. Hull beat Mrs. Burton,
6-3, 5-7, 6-2.
Championship Round—Miss Gow*
ard (holder of championship) beat
Mrs. Hull, 6-3, 6-4.
Ladies Doubles.
Preliminary Round—Miss King and
Mrs Langton, bye; Mrs. Burton and
Miss Bell, bye; Mrs. Davidson and
Miss Devens beat Miss V. PoWell
and Miss G. Green, 6-0, 6-2; Miss
Goward and Mrs. Perkins beat Miss
Mara and Miss G. Loewen, 6-2, 6-1;
Mrs. Hull and Mrs. Wright beat the
Misses Pitts, 64, 6-3; Miss Maitland-
Second   Round-Carr-Hilton   beat  Dougall and Mrs. Knox, bye; Miss
Solly, by default; Goss beat Pooley,
wengers, J. B. A. A., beat  Farquhar,   6-3, 6-3; Hunter beat  Cambie, 6-3,
6-3, 6-3; Goward, bye. j 6-4; Bell beat Dickson, 6-3, 6-3; Beth-
Semi-final—Powell beat Bethel, 6-3,  ei beat Goward, 6-3, 64; Macrae beat
3-6,  7-5;   Schwengers beat  Goward,
9-7, 6-4.
Final—Powell beat Schwengers, 6-3,
6-0, 6-3.
International Championship Doubles.
First Round—Breeze and Reming-
Hull, 6-2, 6-2; Martin beat Powell
(H. S.), 6-2, 6-1; Goward (B. G.)
beat Foote, 6-2, 6-2.
Third Round—Goss beat Carr- Hilton, 7-5, 6-2; Bell beat Hunter, 6-2,
6-4; Bethel beat Macrae, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2;
ton, bye; Rithet and Schwengers beat | Mal,tm beat Goward (B_ a) M 6.2,
Russell and Tyler, by deiault; Pow- 0 .„ , n , , n ,, „ Q
ell and Goward beat Bethel and Goss, I . *°™ffr^0" beatfi ff9 6"3'
6-2, 6-3; Farquhar and Beecher, bye!! 6'2> Bethel beat Martln' 6"1> 6"2'
Semi-final—Rithet and Schwengers |     Final-Bethel beat Goss, 0-6, 8-6,
beat Breeze and Remington, 6-4, 6-3; j 7-5, 6-3. ^
Powell and Goward beat Farquhar! Championship Round—R. B. Pow-
and Beecher, 6-1, 6-3. | ell   (holder  of  championship)   beat
Championship—Powell and Goward  Major Bethel, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Goss beat Schwengers and Rati
6-2, 10-8; Capt. Bunbury and !
Hull beat Prior and Keefer, 9-7, (
Powell and Hunter beat Macrae
Leeming, 6-4, 6-4; Capt. Watts
Capt. Popham beat Russell and Ty
by default; Schwengers (C.)
York beat Bell and Cornwall,
7-5; Wilson and Bell (B.), bye. #,
Second Round—Goward and Poc
beat Breeze and Remington, 6-1, I
Bethel and Goss beat Capt. Bunt,
and Mr. Hull, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1; Poi
and Hunter beat Capt. Watts
Capt. Popham, 6-0, 64; Bell and 1
son beat Schwengers (C.) and Yi
6-2, 6-3.
Semi-final—Bethel and Goss 1
Goward and Pooley, 7-5, 6-1; Po-
and Hunter beat Bell and Wib,
6-2, 6-3.
Championship Round—Powell
Hunter beat Bethel and Goss,
6-3, 6-4.
Mixed Doubles.
S. J. Tyler and Mrs. Knox, I
Hulbert and Miss Hobson beat Mrs.
Mnsgrave and Miss H. Robertson,
Cowichan L.T.C., 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Miss
Prior and Miss Geary, bye.
First Round-Mrs. Burton and Miss
Bell beat Miss King and Mrs. Langton, 6-3, 6-3 ;Mrs, Davidson and Miss
Devens beat Miss Goward and Mrs.
Perkins, 64, 1-6, 6-2; Mrs. Hull and CaPt-  Wright  and Mrs. Hull,
Mrs.   Wright  beat   Miss   Maitland- F- D. Stevens and'Miss King,
Dougall  and  Mrs.  Knox,  6-2,  7-5; B- G- Goward and Miss Pitts
Miss Hulbert and Miss Hobson beat R- & Breeze and Mrs. Musgrave,
Miss Prior and Miss Geary, 8-6, 6-3. default;   F.   A.   Macrae   and
Semi-final—Mrs. Burton and Miss Macrae beat J. D. Hunter and
Bell beat Mrs. Davidson and Miss Langton, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5; Mr. Hull
Devens, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4; Mrs. Hull and
Mrs. Wright beat Miss Hulbert and
Miss Hobson, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
Final—Mrs.  Burton  and  Miss  A.
beat Rithet and Schwengers, 6-3, 3-6,
6-2, 64.
B. C. Championship Singles.
Preliminary Round—L. H. Solly
and R. G. Breeze, a bye; E. W. Carr-
Hilton, J.B.A.A., and R. L. Bell, bye;
Capt. Wright, A.S.C. and R. H. Pooley, bye; W. A. Goss, M.A.A.A.,Portland,, and B. P. Schwengers, bye; J.
W. Cambie, bye; J. A. Leeming, J.B.
A.A., bye; J. A. Hunter beat F. W.
Bancroft, 6-3, 6-0; S. J. Patton beat.
L. S. V. York, 8-6, 3-6, 6-4; J. B. Bell
beat A. Remington, Tacoma L. T. C,
6-4, 4-6, 6-2; W. F. Dickson, Nelson
L.T.C., beat J. A. Raymur, 6-1, 6-2;
Capt. Popham beat S. L. Russell, Seattle L.T.C., by default; B. P. Schwengers beat J. A. Rithet, 5-7, 6-1,
6-2; Major Bethel, U.S.A., Multnomah A.A.A., beat J. D. Stevens, Vancouver L.T.C., 6-2, 6-1; A. T. Goward
beat H. C. Keefer, 6-1, 6-2; T. G.
Wilson beat W. T. Williams, 6-4, 6-1;
G. C. Johnston, Rivers Inlet L.T.C.
beat H. M. Hills, by default; F. A.
Macrae, J.B.A.A., beat Capt. Bun-
bury, R.E., 7-5, 6-4; Mr. Hull, bye;
P. W. Keefer and A. F. W. Martin,
bye; B. Prior and H. S. Powell, bye;
Championship Singles, Ladies.       Bell beat Mrs. Hull and Mrs. Wright,
Preliminary Round—Miss A. Bell 4-6, 64, 64.
and   Miss Maitland- Dougall, Cow- j Gentlemen's Doubles..
ichan L.T.C, a bye; Miss Devens and, Preliminary Round—A. T. Goward
Mrs. Davidson, bye; Mrs. Burton and a«d B- H. Pooley, bye; R. G. Breeze
Miss Hulbert, Vancouver L.T.C, bye;' and A. Remington, bye; K. J. Schole-
Miss King, Vancouver L.T.C, beat neld and T. B. Tye, bye; J. A. Rithet
Miss Mara, 6-0, 6-1; Miss Hobson,1 a"d B. P. Schwengers beat W. T.
Vancouver L.T.C, beat Miss Geary, I Williams and G. C. Johnston, 6-2,
6-3, 6-3; Mrs. Musgrave, Cowichan J0"8 > Major Bethel and A. W. Goss
L.T.C., bye; Miss M.Pitts, bye; Mrs. !b.eat CaPt- Wright and Capt. Wjl-
Hull, bye; Mrs. Langton and Miss V. ^ams> 6-2, 3"6, 64; B. G. Prior and H.
Powell, bye; Mrs. Knox, Cowichan L. C. Keefer beat J. A. Raymur and L.
T C   bye I Solly> 6-2, 6-3; Capt. Bunbury and
First Round-Miss Bell beat Miss1 JMg ^J'*' ^son and E
Maitland-Dougall, 6-0, 6-2; Mrs. Dav-; S"A"^& 1'   ♦ \   J^T5f *?
idson beat Miss Devens, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0;' ^A \  %   * beat A: „R * Martln
Mrs. Burton beat Miss Hulbert 6-2   an*f; „W; °ainb,e' 6;3> "? * £
6-2; Miss King beat Miss Hobson   Slt/i,^*1?!^'
6-3   7-5;  Miss M. Pitts beat Mrs!! f, 7^     ?n  7pV"2' k"2]
Musgrave, 6-1, 6-0; Mrs. Hull, bye;    tSfMd,Cf/f! beat
Mrs Langton beat Miss V. Powell ' L^ T R "^ 5" ^TV,"3'
u„ A„t*„n. tuvc !?„„,• w> I b-<s   S. L. Russell and S. J. Tyler
by default   Mrs. Knox, bye g^ L^ R   L  M ^
Second Round-Miss Bell beat Mrs.! j. T. Cornwall, bye; C Schwengers
Davidson, 4-6, 6-3, 64; Mrs. Burton, ami l, s. V. York, J.B.A.A., bye-
beat Miss King, 6-1, 6-3; Miss Hull t. G. Wilson and J. B. Bell, bye. ' '
beat Miss Pitts, 7-5, 6-4; Mrs. Lang- First' Roiind-Goward and Pooley,
ton beat Mrs. Knox, 7-5, 6-3. | bye; Breeze and Remington beat Sch
Mrs. Wright beat Lieut. Geary,
and Miss Geary, 6-2, 6-0; A. T. G-
ard and Miss Goward, bye; R.B. F,
ell and Miss Powell, beat S. L.
sell and Mrs. Davidson, by defa
W. F. Dickson and Miss B. Wi
bye; Capt. Bunbury and Mrs. Bu
beat B. G. Prior and Miss Prior,
7-5; B. Bell and Miss A. Bell
G. Dickson and Miss Maitland-]
gall, 6-2, 6-2; Capt. Popham and
Devens beat J. A. Rithet and
Genge, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1; W. A. Goss
Miss Robertson, Cowichan L,
bye; R. H. Pooley and Miss D. Gi
bye; H. Bancroft and Miss Ver
First Round—Capt. Wright
Mrs. Hull beat S. J. Solly and
Knox, by default; B. G. Goward
Miss Pitts beat F. D. Stevens
Miss King, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1; F. A.
rae and Miss Macrae neat Mr.
and Mrs. Wright, 6-0, 6-0; A. T.
and Miss Goward beat R. B. P
and Miss Powell, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
Bunbury and Mrs. Burton beat t
Dickson and-Miss Wilson, 6-2,'
7-5; Capt. Popham and Miss D
beat B. Bell and Miss Bell, 6-1,
6-2; W. A. Goss and Miss Robe
j bye; R. H. Pooley and Miss I
! beat H. Bancroft and Miss Ve
j 6-3, 6-2.
Third Round-Capt. Wright
Mrs. Hull beat B. G. Goward
Miss Pitts, 7-5, 6-2; A. T. Go'
and Miss Goward beat F. A. Mi
and Miss Macrae,7-5, 6-4; Capt.
bury and Mrs. Burtou beat
Popham and Miss Devens, 6-2,
R. H. Pooley and Miss Green
W. A. Goss and Miss Robertson,
Semi-final—Capt. Wright and
Hull beat A. T. Goward and
Goward, 0-6, 6-1, 6-4; R. H. Pd
and Miss Green beat Capt. Bun
and Mrs. Burton, 6-3, 6-0.
Championship Round—Capt.
ght and Mrs. Hull beat R. H. Pc
and Miss Green, 6-3, 6-4.
(By Myra.)
The annual tournament At H
of the Victoria L. T. C will doub
remain a fixture of the summer
son, if one might predict from
experience of last' Saturday, \
with glorious weather overhead
guests of the club gathered to
Victoria once more victorious.
Semi-final—Mrs. Burton beat Miss  olefield and Tye, 6-2, 64; Bethel and freshments were served in  a 1
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With Blygh PROGRESS, SATURDAY AUG. 13,1904
rquee  during the  afternoon  and
bre much enjoyed by those present.
?etty women and lovely girls were
ere by the score, with a number of
lends from  the  States  and  other
ties of the Province, all exquisitely
-wned in the daintiest of summer
ilettes.    The  patronesses  for  thje
isntful afternoon were—Mrs. Harry
ioley, in a beautiful white gown,
Ith large white hat trimmed with
lses; Mrs.  A. T. Goward, in pale
"aen silk with touches of black vel
Mrs. P. S. Lampman, in a lovely
Kvbroiderefd  dress with  white  lace
Japeau; Mrs. Arthur W. Jones, in
lack  lace  (river  taffeta;   and  Mrs,
pbiii  W.  Dunsmuir,  in  pale blue
I'plin with flounced skirt.   The fol-
[wing are a number of those who
foe noticed in  the gay  company
Jrs.   Arthur   Genge,   one   of   last
|on th's   brides, wore a    handsome
teen gown with white feather boa
id large white chiffon hat with green
lumes.   Mrs. Roberts was very chic
id dainty in pale blue silk with chif-
in hat.    Another striking costume
as a most beautiful gown of white
ice   over   green   striped   silk with
i-een  velvet  girdle,  worn  by  Mrs.
i'llgras  of Vancouver,  who  aGCom-
finied Mrs. Tatlow, the latter in bine
■epe de chine and large black pic-
ire hat.   Mrs. Ambery was gowned
t turquoise blue; Mrs. (Capt.) Troup
I white; Mrs. Berkeley also in white
*.-er pink with a   large black hat.
[iss Violet Powell  wore  a dainty
iwn of white  organdie over bine;
i'.rs. Osborne Plunkett (Vancouver)
jas in a handsome costume of black
Kid white.   Miss Lucas looked very
Tveet in white pique and large black
lit.   Mrs. MncCallum (Sr.) wore a
Iiwn of black lace; Mrs. MacCallum
Ifr.)  was in pale blue with white
lapeau.     Another   pretty   costume
•as of  silver grey  with  touches of
Ihite,   worn  by  Mrs.  Prior.    Miss
Inna Holmes looked very smart in a
jissau  dress, with black and green
(raw hat, trimmed with roses.   Mrs.
(aymur   wore   white   muslin;   Mrs.
nillips also was in white with black
lapeau.    Miss  Alice Hunt (looked
|ry piquante in blue silk organdie.
f-s. Burke was in a handsome pearl
ley dress with white hat and dainty
Inshade.   Mrs. Pierce wore a hand-
line black gown trimmed with chan-
ily   lace   and   accordion   pleated
tiunce.   Mrs. Harry Barnard wns in
[bite, with touches of yellow.   Miss
llton looked very sweet in mauve
Jnvered   muslin.     Mrs.   Davidson's
jstume was of blue silk with hand-
I'me lace.   Mrs. Day was in blnck
lid white.    Mrs. Arthur Robertson
mauve and white, with toque to
latch.   Miss Trixie Hanington in a
jt-etty  light frock  with  white hat.
Irs. Croft wore a handsome white
loth costume with Heavy cream lace
Jnd mauve silk hat and feather boa.
firs. Charles W. Rhodes wore white
lilk; Miss Phyllis Eberts also was in
Jure white.    Mrs.   Carmichael   and
Mrs. Beaven were gowned in modish
Jresses  of  black  and  white.    Mrs.
frresley wore a handsome dross with
ace collar and a large black hat with
Illumes.   Miss Cobbett was a charm-
nig  study  in  white.    Mrs.  Miclutel
lllenny was in a pretty tussau gown
Ivith  black chapeau.    Miiss  Tatlow
looked charming in white muslin nnd
Insertion with large black chnpenii.
I.tlrs.  Powell  in   a  dainty  gown  of
■dark voile and green sunshade, Mrs.
(Pooley also wore black.    Miss Cler-
Jrude  Keefer  wore   a  tussati   dress
trimmed with touches ot! black velvet and black picture hat with feathers.   Miss Prior was in crenm Timeline and pretty parasol of pink. Miss
Illadys Green in a pretty white eos-
Icume.   Mrs. D. M. Eberts wore n stylish black and white gown as did nlso
■Mrs. R. P. Rithet, the latter's being
|)f especial elegance.
Miss Pooley in an effective blue dress muslin over green. Mrs. B. T. Rog-
and hat to match. Mrs. Lucas a ers (Vancouver) ,in grey voile with
pretty costtime of black lace. Missj trimmings of lace. Miss Pemberton
Shibley (Yale) was another out of wore white organdie with large white
town visitor and much admired in a| chiffon, chapeau wi^li streameilsi,
pretty mauve and . lace gown with Miss Goward looked exceedingly
white straw hat trimmed with violets.' smart in a striking costume of black
Miss Pitts was. also in mauve andj and white. Mrs. E. B. C. Hanington,
white muslin.   Mrs. Phillips wore a' Miss  Katie  Gaudin, pdrs.  Langley,,
Miss Langley, Mrs. Gavin H. Burns,
Mrs. Charles J. V. Spratt, in ivory
white and gold, Mrs. Foster, Miss
Irving, Miss Ruth Leverson, Miss
Griffin (San Francisco), Mrs. Perry,
Mrs. Morrow, Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. Jan-
ion, Miss Crease, Mrs. H. P. Bell
Mrs. Bullen, Miss Bullen, Mrs. Burton, Mrs. Nelson (Albert Head) Miss
L. Wilson, Miss Earle, Mrs. MacCallum, Sr., Miss Mason, Miss Devens, Miss Amy Dupont, Mrs. Moresby, Miss Noel Moresby, Mrs. Laundy
Miss Williams, Miss Dorothy Green,
Mrs. E. Crow Baker, Miss Newcombe,
Mrs. Hall, Miss Marion Pitts, Mrs.
Marsh, Mrs. Mara, Miss Mara, Miss
Madge Gibson, Miss Winnie Wilson,
Mrs. Schwengers, Miss Connie Jones,
Miss Macrae, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Courtney, Miss Newlands, Mrs. Parry,
Mrs. Edward E. Wootton, Mrs. Knox,
(Lady Champion of Duncans), Miss
Norma Flumerfelt, Miss Baiss, Miss
K. Deverenx, Miss Elsie Bullen, Miss
Dickenson, Miss Nuttall, Mrs. Burke
Mrs. Parry, Miss Angus, Miss Bodwell (Vancouver), Mrs. Griffiths,
Miss Muriel C. Howard and Mrs.)
Fred. B. Pemberton, were among
others of the brilliant company.
Mr. R. B. Powell,
Lawn Tennis Champion of B. C. and
the Pacific Northwest.
pretty black and white costume. Mrs.
Langton looked very chic in white
organdie, over pink. Mrs. Gill was
in pale green silk organdie and touches of black. Miss Drake was
in white with girdle of blue
and blue chapeau. Miss Sophie
Tupper (Vancouver) in a pretty gown
of brown. Mrs. Becker (Seattle} and
Miss MacKinnon (Vancouver) were
also in dainty summer gowns. Mrs.
Campbell and Miss Gladys    Camp
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Expert Comment   and  Criticism of
Tournament Tennis.
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(By R.
B. Powell, International
The seventeenth annual tournament
of the Victoria Tennis Club, and the
first meeting for the international
, championships of the North Pacific
bell, the latter in a pretty white gown' have come and gone. It may be said
and black hat. Miss Ethel Tilton, a without hesitation that the tourney
dainty little maid in pink. Miss Eva' just closed will rank among the best
Loewen was attired in white with ever held in the Northwest. The as-
picturesque hat with streamers. Miss semblage of experts from Portland,
Corysande Powell in a smart white | Tacoma, Vancouver and Victoria
serge suit, the jacket being trimmed i gave rise to anticipation that some
with lace applique and white chapeau. nne exhibitions of the game might be
Mrs.(Capt.)Watts in a lace trimmed | expected and not only were such con-
drestlen frock with pretty shirred j jectures fully realized but the stand-
skirt and feather boa.   Miss Gladys ard 0f play throughout' was of high
(leary, also in' white. Miss Jeffrey
(London, Ont.) ,a dainty lady in
white and black.   Mrs. L. P. Duff, in
Kelt was in a beautiful dress of white
lace over silk, with white hat. Mi's.
■James Dunsmuir wore a handsome
ijostume of black. Miss Gunn (San
iFrancisco) was the guest of Mrs.
■Arthur Genge and was tastefully nt-
fired in a dainty gown of blue silk
with insertion trimmings. Miss
JSdith Lawson was in white silk with
lilue girdle. Miss Edith Maitland
■Oougall (Duncans) looked very " Gib-
honian" in a.pretty white frock, embroidered in shamrocks, with blnck
|r.nd white hat. Miss Gladys Kem-
iiell was daintily attired in blue mus-
jiin. Mrs. Miles in a handsome costume of white lace over green nnd
targe black hat. Miss King (Vnn-
fcouver) in blue nunsveiling. Miss T.
IMacDonald in mauve poplin, witli n
liretty green parasol and picturesque
phapeau. Miss Gertrude Loewen
|.vore a smart gown of white with
olack hat. Mrs. Bouchard wns in
Imrple velvet with black lace bertha.
order and the general-average better
than ever before.
In the men's singles it was conceded that Major Bethel, A. T. Goward,
W. A. Goss, R, G. Breeze and B. P.
Schwengers were the strongest of
those entered, and so evenly matched
are the fine players mentioned that it
was difficult to forecast who among
them would win the allcomers' event
and thus earn the right to challenge
R. B. Powell for the championship.
As it turned out Major Bethel proved
This was the first appearance of
Bethel and Goss in Victoria and their
style of play was the subject of much
interest to those on the "side lines."
The two men differed almost entirely
in their games. Bethel is much more
of a "back line" player than his
double partner and depends chiefly
on a very severe ground stroke in
scoring his points. He can, when
necessary, volley with considerable
accuracy and judgment. The Major's
back-hand drive is a beautiful stroke,
with plenty of pace and length, and
is frequently used with advantage.
In addition Bethel is an excellent
Goss, on the other hand, is entirely
a net player and forces his way to
the aggressive position on all occasions. Although he lobs very well
pink silk waist with lace bolero and I and is a remarkable getter of every-
Miss Flnmer-| white cloth skirt.    Miss Susie Pern-' thing, his general play is not nearly
Mb. A. T. Goward,
With Mr. R. B. Powell Champion in
Doubles of the Pacific Northwest.
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berton, white costume with touches of bo clean and effective as that of
green.     Miss Hall, in    a eharming Bethel.
gown of pink silk with insertion.I In the ladies' singles, although
Mrs. Dickenson in black voile. Mrs. | Miss Goward's steadiness and head-
Garesehe in white cloth suit and pink work carried her through to victory
chapeau. Mrs. Frank Hanington, in in the championship round, Mrs. C.
blnck with openwork yoke ot! white'Hull of California, who is paying a
luce, with feather boa and black hat. short visit to Victoria, was the bright
Mrs.Fngim looked charming, and with
her were a number of friends from
other places.   Miss Clute (New West'
particular star of the week and the
attraction of the crowd. Mrs. Hull
is easily the most graceful lady ex-
minster) in a royal bine linen suit ponent of tennis who has played on
and white hat with red poppies. Mrs. the Belcher street courts, and the
Thompson (Vancouver) in white, manner in which she executes her
Miss Adnmson (Larkspur, Califor- strokes generally is a treat to witness.
nin), the latter a guest of Mrs. Tye One meets so many lady players who
who wns nlso present. Miss Worki tell you thnt it's impossible for them
was in turquoise blue basket cloth to take a back-hand. If they will
with handsome lace collar and black only watch Mrs. Hull and note that
hat. Miss Dixon wns in white, with! fine natural swing of the forearm
pretty red lint nnd chiffon streamers'.' they will see the stroke done to pcr-
Mi-s. George Ward, ill n suit of green' feci ion. Mrs. Hull's best work of
Mrs.   Bunbury,   ill   a   dainty the week was in her single against
mosaic   muslin.
pretty  drc(ss   of
Miss   Pitts,   in   a
miiuvc   and  white
Mrs. Burton, and in the mixed doubles when   partnered by her  brother,
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Captain Wright, A.S.C., they defeated the redoubtable Gowards.
The men's double events of both
tournaments were productive of some
excellent tennis. Rithet and Schwengers put up a slendid fight against
the Portland cracks, as did also
Captains Wright and Williams of the
A prominent feature of the late
tournament was the good showing
mnde by the young Victoria players
in their various matches. Messrs. J.
B- Bell and D. Hunter especially deserve mention for their work. Bell
worked his way through to the semifinal most creditably and gave Major
Bethel a good game in that round.
Although Mr. Hunter is not so good
in a single, in the gentlemen's doubles partnered by R. B. Powell, he
played splendid tennis and showed
himself quite able to play in the fast
est, company.
After witnessing the many good
matches of last week the writer is
of opinion that lawn tennis is distinctly on the up grade in Victorin.
Not only is interest in the game keener than ever before, but undoubtedly
the character of play is progressing
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If the results of last week's tennis
leave any impression on the mind it
is that steadiness, accuracy and good
judgment, will always triumph over
brilliancy,  pure  nnd simple.
—Off to St. Louis:
Arrangements are virtually complete for the tour of the Fifth Regiment band to. St. Louis, upon which
the start will be made from Victoria
all the time, nnd to-day it mny be i on the 24th inst. To-morrow the band
truthfully snid that the standard of ' will play at Beacon Hill Park re-
the gnme in this city is higher thnn inforced by a number of the added
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politics, which'"party lines" were
supposed to ensure, has not yet put
in an appearance. Politics never were
as lifeless as at present in this province.
The accident to the Princess Victoria emphasizes the necessity of a
thorough survey of our inland waters^
assuming, of course, that Captain
Hickey is right as to his bearings
when the ship's propeller struck. If
the charts of waters so near at hand
are defective, what shall we think of
those of more remote waters? The
British Columbia seacoast is one of
the most broken in the world, and
there is no reason for supposing that
what is under water is any more uniform than that which is above. The
Minister of Marine will be here next
week, and one of the things, which
ought to be impressed upon him, is
the immediate necessity for an elaborate series of surveys to test and
supplement those already made. Commerce through our waters is growing
rapidly, and will continue to increase
at even a greater speed than hitherto.
In fact we are only at the beginning
of its development. In the course of
a very few years—fewer years than
will suffice to make the needed surveys, there will be five steamers plying these waters to one that sails upon
them now; the cargoes will be more
valuable and the livt,*, exposed to danger will be more numerous. The duty
of the Dominion Government is clearly to see that every possible precaution is provided to ensure'safety to
ships, their passengers, crews and
cargoes. The most important thing-
is to have the charts correct. In
spe'ction of the charts will show that
during Captain Wainrail's time on
the Quadra he noted many newly discovered rocks upon them. Captain
Hackett has probably made some not-
ings of the same kind, although if he
has not, it would not be surprising,
as lie has not been in command very !
long, and shipmasters do not discover new rocks every month. We
have not been informed if the Board
of Trade has decided to bring the
question of surveys under the notice
of the Minister, but it is a matter
that ought to be included in the representations made to him.
The Governor-General in his prorogation speech said that, the session
was longer than was expected. This
is something a little out of common.
The observation was timely. Of
course it did not originate with His
Excellency, but was put in his mouth
by his advisers. Nevertheless it is
a good thing to have the highest official in the land draw attention to
the fact. The session was unduly
long, because a few talkative members wasted time inexcusably. There
is Col. Sam Hughes for example. By
no possibility does he ever say anything worth hearing, but he talks
long and often. Then there is a man
from Nova Scotia named Gout-lay,
who exhibits his ignorance and bumptiousness on every possible occasion.
Then there is Clancy of Ontario and
Blain of the same province and a lot
more liko them. The real Conservative leaders do not say very much.
Mr. Borden is almost a model in this
respect, but he has a dozen or so of
followers, whose faculty of saying
nothing in many words almost amounts to genius. An amusing feature
about the thing is that these talkative fellows are under the impression, apparently, that the people pay
some attention to what they say, but
nothing is more certain than that
not one voter in ten thousand pays
the least attention to what they
said. Outside of the Hansard reporters, the compositors in the Government printing office, and the proof
readers, probably not ten people in
Canada know how hours and hours
have been wasted by these men in
tiresome vituperation of their opponents end sickening laudation of
The Colonist continues to tie knots
in itself with a pei severance worthy
of a better cause. It says that talk
about the possible development of
the province is "hot air," and any
way it costs $12.50 to govern each
person who conies here. What a
splendid argument is this in favor
of race-suicide. But let that pass.
The interesting thmg is to know how
tlie Colonist is going to untie its latest knot. If to talk of the development of the province is "hot air,"
and if an increase of population is
so very expensive, how is the Colonist going to support the railway
policy which Mr. McBride is understood to have in his political incubator? Really "Progress" feels
sorry in anticipation for its esteemed contemporary. The Colonist
shows itself to be sadly in need of
enlightenment, when it speaks of an
exceedingly modern presentation of
the future of the province as "hot
air." AVe recommend it a course
of reading. It might read its own
files, for example, or better still, because more easily get-at-able, it
might run through a series of Bulletins issued by the Provincial Government and compiled by a very talented gentleman named Gosnell—R. E.
Gosnell, if we remember aright. If it
will do this, it will learn that so far
from what "Progress" said about
the future of British Columbia when
once it is opened by transportation
facilities being "hot air,'' it was a
very cold-blooded and inadequate
statement of what may be looked for,
when the Grand Trunk Pacific has
been built.
Lord and Lady Minto will shortly
leave Canada.' Sir Wilfrid Laurier's
tribute to the former ,that he was a
constitutional governor, is the highest
praise. The latter laid every one
under tribute by her kindly aud gracious manner. Canada has been fortunate in her Governors-General, and
not less so in their wives.
The Lesson
Of the Fire
flerit of ''Progress" Crusade For
Better Fire Protection Expressively Emphasized
"Examination of the water pressure register at the City Hall shows
that the pressure has recently gone
down to below 20 lbs. and even to
about 15—what this means should a
fire of any magnitude occur coincident with a wind to spread it, property owners and insurance men may
judge for themselves."
Get your transportation grievances
in order. The Railway Commission
will shortly be here, and the power
of that tribunal appears to be coextensive with every conceivable
cause of complaint against railway
"Progress" suggests that Victoria
should join in some way in welcoming
Pte. Perry home again. If nothing
distinctive can be done, perhaps the
people of Vancouver would give the
people of Victoria the pleasure of
joining in any testimonial which they
may present.
To avoid accidents when the Minister of Fisheries comes here, remember that neither of the syllables in
his name is accented.
A certain Associated press correspondent will go down into history as
a Cheerfool liar.
Port Arthur bids fair to be well
shaken before taken.
—Birthday Banners
The general display of the Imperial
banner—a square yellow flag, with the
miniature sun in the corner, and the
traditional dragon—attested in Victoria's Chinatown last Monday another birthday anniversary for the
Son of Heaven, Emperor of China
by mundane occupation. The celebration was confined to ceremony.
If one mny judge from the political papers in this province, there is
no election pending in Lillooet, although the contest actually in progress there may. if it goes against
the Government, bring about a change
of ministry.    That interest in local
—British Columbia Fall Fairs:
Here is the complete list, insofar
as compiled, of the British Columbia
fall fairs, the biggest and best of
which it is expected will be that in
Victoria from September 27th to October 1st: Agassiz, September 5;
Mission, September 14; Maple Ridge,
September 15, 16; Nanaimo, September 15, 16 nnd 17; Islands, September
21; Comox, September, 21, 22; Okan-
nnagan, September 21, 22, 23; Chilliwack, September. 21, 22, 23; Saanich,
September, 23, 24; Cowichan, September, 23, 24; Langley, September
27; Burnnby, September 27. 28; Victoria, September 27, 28, 2!), 30, October 1; Armstrong-, September 28;
Kamloops, September 28, 29, 30; Surrey, September 20: Richmond. Sep-
! teinber 29, 30; New Westminster,
; October 4, 5, G, 7; Delta, October
14, 15.
"Progress" has for weeks been
valiantly endeavoring to secure improvement of conditions for the protection of life and property in Victoria from fire, aud the above is from
an article on the question of water
supply published in the issue of July
30th last. Members of the City Council as well as the chief of the fire
department were good enough to suggest that "Progress" did not know
whereof it spoke—that it was an
alarmist—that the city's protection
against fire was "all right."
It is matter for deep regret that
proof of the facts as stated by this
paper should have come so quickly
and in such expensive form. On
Tuesday a fire of proportions did originate, at the Albion Iron Works'
premises on Disco very street. It
quickly got away from the fire department and consumed two blocks of
homes before it burned itself out,
having by pursuing a course little
short of miraculous worked to the
open fields of the Finlayson Estate.
Had the wind been of the same velocity from any other point of the compass, Victoria (or the greater part of
the city at all events) would be in
ashes to-day. For luck—providence—
a miracle of favorable chance, and
neither the efficiency of the fire department nor an adequate water supply saved the town. The loss may
be very conservatively placed at
$75,000—and even that is money well
invested, if the citizens and their
elected representatives at last will
awaken to realization of Victoria's
position and devise adequate corrective and protective measures.
Unhappily it is those who can least
afford it—the working-man, the wage-
earner aud the small householder—
who pay for the city's lesson.
Because this paper has directed
public attention to the ever present
danger to life and property
existing in the inadequacy of the
water supply and the comparative inefficiency of the fire department under Chief Watson, the questions have
been repeatedly asked, "What has
'Progress' got against Tom Watson?
Why do you want to 'knock' the
fire department ? What do you want
to put more taxes on the poor property owners for?"
It has even been freely suggested
that "Progress" has embarked in a
crusade against the present management of the fire department in the
hope of restoring Thomas Deasy to the
position of chief.
These questions and suggestions
may be answered by a straightforward and honest declaration: "Progress" is "knocking" no man or department; it is seeking to advance no
individual. It points out elements of
danger to the lives and property of
citizens as a public journal loyal to
its duty, in the hope that those dangerous elements may De removed. It
doesn't care who is chief of the fire
department, so long as that position
is filled by the man among those
available best qualified to guarantee
the safety of the city. If Thomas
Watson is a better general than
Thomas Deasy in maintaining the discipline nnd efficiency of the fire brigade and in meeting the emergencies
of fire under any and all conditions
with superior judgment, Thomas Watson is the man. If Thomas Deasy is
a safer man for the city to trust with
the protection of the city from fire,
Deasy is the man—if Victoria can
get him. If there is some one else
better equipped by natural or special
ability, experience and knowledge of
local conditions, and the handling of
men, it should be neither Watson nor
Deasy but that some one else.
And with the very necessary re-
(Tsranizntion and improvement of the
fire department must come the thorough reorganization of the water service upon lines already indicated in
this journal—that is unless Victoria
desires to trust to luck for exemption
from obliteration by flre. The policy
of the past, which all the arguments
of "Progress" have been directed
against, is a policy of "no insurance."
At this comnaratively late hour it
is unnecessary for "Progress" to
more than briefly recapitulate the
salient features of last Tuesday's fire.
It originated in the Albion Iron
Works property on Discovery street,
under lease to the Messrs. Bullen,
at about 3:30 in the afternoon. The
fire brigade was late in arrival, because of delay in the turning in of
an alarm, according to firemen's
statements. It had by the time the
men and apparatus arrived, obtained
full headway in a large frame building, dry as tinder, and with a sou'-
west wind blowing, of 32 mile velocity. No fault can be found with the
fire department for their work while
the original fire alone demanded their
professional attention. But the fire
spread quickly. Jumping the yards
and buildings of the Shawnigan Lake
Lumber Co., which volunteers from
the Marine Iron Works with the company hose fought heroically to save
(as did the firemen; it took a curiously eccentric course—avoiding such
valuable property as the Gas Works,
Taylor Mill, Victoria Brewery and
Pioneer Spice Mills—leaping fully
150 yards, to lick up three frame
dwellings and a row of cabins on
Pembroke street; then a number of
small dwellings on upper Douglas
street between Pembroke and Princess avenue—then up Princess avenue
on both sides and beyond to Queen's
avenue, leaving but a few isolated
structures at either end of these thoroughfares to accentuate the general
desolation. The cause of spread was
flying embers carried by the wind
which found lodgment in the dry
shingles of the buildings in the pathway of the wind and which could
not be extignuished for the reason
that there was no available water at
hand for the use of householders and
volunteers to fight for the salvation
of their own premises.
Meantime, while two blocks of
houses were in flames in many scores
of places, the firemen still concentrated their attention upon the point of
origin, although convinced that the
fire there was under control, and although the structures worked upon
were behind the ruin-spreading half
gale. Worse than all, ten or twelve
streams of water were continued in
use at this lower level, thereby exhausting the head of water in the
hydrants and rendering the hapless
residents above powerless to do aught
save remove their household belongings and watch the burning of their
homes. As far as watchers of the
fire could discern there was no
prompt division of the organized fire-
fighting force under an authoritative
head to direct the battle on the new
area of danger. Nor was there intelligent action—in the way of cutting
off a fair proportion of hydrant
streams—to restore a flow of water
through the pipes on the higher level.
The head of the fire department did
not display that cool and resourceful judgment which should be demanded of a capable officer, who must
be constantly ready for such emergencies as wind and fire freakishness
present. The firemen worked hard
and indefatignbly—but it cannot be
said that skill in management of the
battle attested the fitness of their
general. It can be said, however,
that hose shortage, which Chief Watson declared could not occur as
"Progress" had suggested, militated against the full usefulness of the
As to the water supply: the truth
was so apparent that lie who ran
might read.
To the much-abused large property
owner who carries unbroken blocks
of cleared but otherwise unimproved
realty in the heart of the populous
North Ward, and to the marvellous
providence which led the fire thither
instead of toward any other point of
the compass, the major residential
portion of Victoria owes its escape
from obliteration. It was not civic
preparedness that won the day. There
is a minor lesson here as to the protective value of distributed public
squares or small parks.
The major lesson is as to the improvement of the water supply. It
may not be generally known, but it
is the fnct thnt Victoria's water system is to-day just as it was in 1891.
Since that date, with the growth of
population nnd spread of the city, together with the heavy demands in
connection with the sewerage system,
a more than doubled supply is called
for. It is not to be provided by t]
vexation of meters. It is not to
filched by starvation of lawns ai
flower gardens. It is not to be secur
with a sufficient head by the expet
ent of another main to tap Beav
Lake. The safety, as well as t
comfort, of Victoria calls for tfl
taking over of the water collector
area of the Esquimalt Water Cfl
which with its 1,200 to 1,500 ieT
elevation provides for a gravitatiJ
system second to none in Canada. TH
unification of water systems, as prT
viously advocated in these colnml
must necessarily involve a large ij
vestment. It would, however pern
of unrestricted water use by citizenl
secure the city against shortage ul
der any circumstances; provide nJ
and important sources of civic re|
entie; terminate the fixed charges
filter beds and pumping station; an|
work out to the improvement and a<]
vantage of the city.
It is a big matter of imperati^l
civic policy which the men of to-daf
should grapple with. It is not safl
to pass the responsibility to futnil
councils, for Fate may not alwajj
be so kind as it was on Tuesday.
Insufficient Advertising and Publj
Indifference A Result.
It is simple enough for anyone
say  everything  is  lovely  when  r^
porting an event such as the Hort
cultural Society's late flower sho\|
but  such  a method is,  to  say
least, very unsatisfactory, both to til
general public and to those direct^
interested.      Intelligent criticism
more  difficult;    therefore  less  fr
intently   given.   From   the accoun
in the local dailies one would thii
that the flower show was everythir
that      could      be      desired,      bi
those who attended know well that/
it might have been much better thaj
it was.
To begin at the end, the attendan
was utterly discouraging.   During t
two days the show was open to t
public  there  could  not have    be
more than five hundred people vil
the hall, even    although   the Fif
Regiment band was   in   attendan
each evening.    Many did not kne
that there was a show.   In going o
on the car a person ivas heard enqui|
ing where  the  people were    goinj
The  answer was:   "Oh  there  is
band concert at the Drill Hall t|
The show was a good one—vel
good. Still there might easily ha1
been twice the number of exhibi
had the residents taken nn ordinal
interest in making the show a succes
It would not be right to say that Vi
torians do not care for flowers, ye
were there nothing but the flow^
show to guide the judgment, thai
must be the verdict of an outsidef
Victoria has an ideal climate fo
floriculture; the people are reall
fond of flowers; then why not niak
the show a representative institutioi
that will give visitors a good idea o
what is being done and what can b
done in this beautiful spot?
One of the most interesting feal
ures of the recent show was tha
known as the cottage garden competi
tion. Three special prizes were offer
ed for amateurs not employing gar
deners or help of any kind, for th<
best kept cottage gardens. They were
awarded as follows::
First:   A. H. Ridgman, Fredericll
Second:    John    Sherburn,    Osca^
Third: Mrs. R. Tennant, Superioi|
Among the  competitors dcse.rvintl
special  mention   are:    W. H.  Pen,
nock, Frederick street; Mrs. E. M
Johnson, Fort street; Mrs. L. Marks
Toronto  street;   Mi's.  Wm.    Smith
Michigan  street;    Mrs. H.  Siddall
Upper Pandora street; J. P. Stewarf
Niagara street; John Nelson, Linden]
avenue;    Mrs. A. Henderson, Parlj
Road;   Mrs. H. A. Porter,   Heralil
street;    Mrs. A. Matson, Catherine
street, Victoria West; Sergt. Swainf
Esquimalt. Road,  and J. E.  Smart]
Oak Bay avenue.
—The Public Inconvenienced:
From not one but half a dozei
quarters, "Progress" has receivec
complaints as to the inconvenienci
suffered by the public through th<
rules in force at Victoria West pos
office, under which that institutioi
remains closed from 1 to 3 p.m. Thesi
hours of mid-afternoon see a large
number passing on Esquimnlt Roai
than perhaps any others of the day]
and there is no doubt reason for tlnj
complaints. PROGRESS, SATURDAY.  AUG. 13,  1904
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The Week in Society
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The green lawns of"Gonzales," the
residence of Mrs. J. D. Pemberton,
were the scene of a very enjoyable
garden party on Thursday, the
weather being all that could be desired, and the guests adorned in
their daintiest summer gowns. On
the upper lawn a tennis contest was
I carried all the afternoon, in which
|j many, who had gone there prepared
' took part. The flower beds' which
surround the courts were ablaze with
red geraniums, stocks, yellow calceolarias, and numerous other showy
| flowers. A large Japanese parasol
stood in one corner, under which the-
players rested when the game was
over. The lower lawn was reserved
gor golf-croquet, which was played
and watched with keen interest, as
was also the "putting," a corner
near the tea marquee having been
marked out for that purpose. Small
tables were placed here and there
about the lawn and here the gentlemen who were present waited upon
the matrons. Mrs. Pemberton, who
looked very stately in a handsome
black gown, received her guests on
the terrace. Among the nianp pretty
and beautiful dresses there, Mrs.
Genge looked very charming in a
white crepe de chine trimmed with
handsome lace and silk cords, also
. Mrs. Kirke and Miss Flumerfelt, the
former being gowned in a perfect
dream of white chiffon and silk; the
latter wore a handsome embroidered
white net over taffeta. Mrs. Harry
Pooley looked very sweet in a mauve
and white muslin, her hat being
' mauve with chiffon streamers to
match. Mrs. H. G. Barnard was very
dainty in white silk. Miss Tupper
looked very striking in grey voile
trimmed with wide insertion. Among
those present were His Lordship Rt.
Rev. Bishop Cridge, Miss Cridge,
Mrs. Barnard, Mrs. MacCallum, Capt.
*' and Mrs. Bunbury, Mrs. E.B. Hanington, Mrs. Frank Hanington, Mrs.
fPooley, Mrs. Tye, Mrs. (Capt.) Irving, Miss Irving, Mrs. Combe, Mrs.
Archer Martin, Mrs. Mara, Mrs.
Rogers, the Misses Angus, the Misses
Dupont, Mr. and Mrs. Laundy, Capt.
and Mrs. Wattes, Miss Paddon, Dr.
and Mrs. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs.
Holmes, Mrs. and Miss King, Mrs.
and the Misses Tilton, Mrs. Hasell,
the    Misses    Green, Miss    Dorothy
1'Green, Mrs. and the Misses Flumerfelt, Mrs. J. Hanington, Mr. and Mrs.
■ Burton,  Mrs.  Geo.   Ward,  Mr.  and
! Mrs. Perkins, the Misses Pitts, Mrs.
! Rithet, Mrs. Pearse, Miss Musgrave,
(Mr. Musgrave, Mrs. Atkins, Mr. aud
Mrs. Crease, tbe Misses Powell, Mr.
IV. Powell, Mrs. S. Powell, Mrs. Gavin
'■urns,  Mrs. Macdonald,  Miss Mac-
tonald  Miss Macnaughton Jones, the
Misses Loewen,  Miss    Eberts, Mrs.
Rocke-Robe.rtsoii, Mrs. (Dr.) Helmcken, Miss Devens   Mrs. Crow-Baker,
Mrs. R. Jones, Mrs. Dennis Harris,
Mrs. aud Miss Bullen, Mrs. and Miss
Keith-Wilson. Mr. Lawford Ric'-rd-
son, Mr. B. Bell, Mr. P. Keefer, the'
■' Misses Goward, Mrs. A. T. Goward,
J Mr. and Mrs. _Arthur Robertson, Mr.
P.  T. Johnston, Mrs.  and Miss K.
Devereux, Mrs. Gaudin, Mrs. Eberts,
Mr. and Mrs. Boekor, Mrs. Beaven,
|) Mrs. Cookson. Mr. aud Mrs. Kirke,
Miss Davey, Mr. Prior, Lieut. Hood,
Mrs. Hugo Beaven, Mrs. Alan Dumbleton, the Misses Harvey, Mrs. D.
Rogers, Mrs. Maclure, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Pooley, Miss Bodwell, Mrs. and
Miss Tatlow, Mrs. Day, Mrs. Foote,
Mrs. Jacob, Mrs. Gillespie.
*   *   *
An announcement that will be received with very general regret, albeit a host of friends rejoice that one
so popular and so deserving of the
good things of fortune should be thus
put in the way of advancement in an
opportunity-laden service, is that Mr.
R. B. Powell, son of Dr. and Mrs. I.
(W. Powell of Oakdene and private
secretary to His Honor the Lieuten
ant-Governor, will leave on the 19th
| instant for Suva, Fiji, where he has
' received an important appointment in
the   Imperial   Colonial service.     Sir
Henry Jackson, present Governor of
Fiji, is leaving that office shortly, and
|'Mr. Powell's appointment by Colonial
Secretary Lyttellon is one of the in
cidental changes in the personnel of
Fijian officialdom. Mr. Powell is one
of the best known of the Native Sons
i of Victoria. He is moreover a favorite in British Columbia society and in
I the inner circle of good sportsmen,
by warrant of his unfailing courtesy,
genial and magnetic personality, no
small degree of proficiency as a voc
alist and   musician, that    unfailing
"squareness" and bonhommie tha
count so much with sportsmen th
world over, and a disposition to inconvenience himself with a smile at
any time that such personal inconvenience may promote the comfort
or happiness of others. There are
few indeed among the young men of
the province who could be spared
with less sincere regret. And yet his
hundreds of friends rejoice with
"Robbie" that he has now his chanc
to win that place in the world of men
for which his natural talents and ambition appear to signally fit him.
* *   *
One of the most picturesque and
pretty weddings of the present summer was that of Miss Annie Evely
Grant, eldest daughter of Rev. Dr. an
Mrs. Roland Dwight Grant of Vancouver, to Mr. William Dixon Hop
craft, of the R.M.S. Empress of India.
The marriage was performed in a
woodland bower in the shadow of
Bear Mountain, at Canlfield Landing,
Dr. Grant's summer home. The bride
who was given away by Mr. E. W
Rollins of Boston (her father officiating at the marriage) was gowned
in pale pink crepe de chine, and
was attended by her sister, Miss Verona, the latter wearing white mousse-
line de soie. The groom was attended by Captain H. N. B. Hollings
head of Hongkong. Persian rugs
strewn with rose petals were sprea
from the camp to the wedding bower
while an orchestra hidden in a near
by grove supplied an harmonious and]
tastefully fcubordinated  acAmpani-l
ment to the solemn service.
* *   *
The nuptials of His Lordship the
Bishop of Columbia (Rt. Rev. William Wilcox Perrin, D.D.) and Mrs.
Adele Moor were solemnized at All
Saints' Church, London, on the morning of the 30th ultimo, the ceremony
being at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration of Holy Communion. The officiating clergyman was Rev. Basj
Wilberforce, D.D., Archdeacon of
Westminster, assisted by Rev. Prebendary Whitworth and Rev. Maurice
Bailey. Among the guests was Her
Ladyship the Countess of Aberdeen.
Bishop and Mrs. Perrin spent their
honeymoon at Ilfracombe, Devon, and
were to have sailed for home yesterday. They will break their transcontinental journey at Banff and Lak
Louise, expecting to reach Victoria
early in September. Mrs. Perrin will
be At Home at Bishopsclose on the
Tuesday following her arrival here.
* *   *
At S1:. Andrew's Presbyterian
Church i.j Wednesday evening, the
marriaga ^as solemnized by Rev. W.
Leslie Cmy, of Mr. Geo. W. Clinton,
paymaster for the Wellington Colliery Co., at Cumberland, and Miss
Jessie K. Shaw, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Shaw, of Colwood. The
wedding party was restricted to the
members of the interested families,
and a few most intimate friends. The
bride was given away by her father,
while her sister, Mrs. Jeremy, attended her at the altar. Mr. and Mrs.
Clinton are now enjoying a honeymoon ramble through the Sound
* *   *
A merry little party voyaged by the
yacht Gwenol out to Albert Head last
Sunday, landing at this pretty spot
for luncheon and being joined ther
by the Dorothy, with Messrs. W. H.
Langley, H. Mortimore Lamb and G.
V. Holt on board, and Mr. W. S.
Gore's Dione, with Miss Hunt as its
guest of honor. The Gwenol's party
included Mrs. C. W. Rhodes, the hostess, Mrs. H. H. Abbott, Miss Whit-
tington (her sister), Miss Jeffreys,
Mr. Abbott, Mr. J. Bridgman, Mr.
Rhodes, Mr. A. G. Wrigley, and Mr.
G. V. Cuppage.
* *   *
Monday evening found a jolly boating party at the Gorge under the chap-
eronage of Mrs. Roninson, there being upwards of thirty in the merry
company, among them the Misses M.
and C. Williams of Esquimalt, the
Misses E. and M. O'Rourke, Miss
Webber, Miss Daley, the Misse
Davis, Miss Vaio, Miss L. Malpass,
Messrs. D. Laurie, R. Webber, H.
Oden, T. Stanley, F. Francis, R, and
G. Parr, Vaio, Duncan, Chapman and
* *   *
Captain and Mrs. Wright, Capt
Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Hull, Mr. J.
A. Raymur, Mr. J. W. Cambie, Mrs.
Burton, Mr. G. C. Johnston, Miss
Bell, Miss Walker. Mr. Alexis Mar
tin, Mr. B. G. Goward, and Miss
Maitland-Dougall' are among the Victorians in Vancouver for the Mainland city's tennis week.
* *  #
Dr. and Mrs. Darling, Miss Odell,
Miss Templin, Mr. A. M. Chalmers,,
and Mr. R. G. Tammell formed a
merry yachting party by the "Rainier," of Bellingham, spending several
days in Victoria last week, and attending the finals of the international
tennis tourney.
* *   *
During Vancouver's tennis week,
Miss Baiss of this city has been the
guest of Miss Bulwer, Georgia street;
Miss Bell has been visiting Lady
Tupper; and Miss Keefer has been
entertained at the home of Mrs. J.
W. Macfarland.
* *   *
Mr. Courtney Bennett, OLE., British Consul-General at San Francisco,
with Mrs. and Miss Bennett, who
have been spending a fortnight at
Cowichan Lake,- returned home by the
City of Puebla Monday.
Mr. Justice Teetzel of the Supreme
Court of Ontario, and Mrs. Teetzel,
spent several days this week in a
visit to Victoria, going from here to
Portland, where they have friends.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Robin W. Dunsmuir
gave a smart dinner party Saturday
evening at their home on the Gorge
Road in honor of-the visiting tennis
* *  *
The wedding of Miss Ina McFad-
den and Mr. Charles Thomson is announced to take place in early October.
* *   *
Mrs. G. Flint of Los Angeles is
visiting with Mrs. M. W. Waitt of
109 Quadra street.
* *   *
Mrs. Rose Johnston, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Johnston, is ill
at St. Joseph's Hospital.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Rogers have
arrived home from their honeymoon
tour through the cities of the East.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. T. Glendon Moody o
Vancouver have been spending the
week with Victoria relatives.-
* *   *
Mrs. Osborne Plunkett of Vancoit
ver was over for the finals in the
Victoria L. T. C.'s open tournament.
* *   *
Mrs. George McLeod and family
have returned to Kaslo after a pleas
ant stay with Victoria friends.
* *   *
Mr. 0. Strathearn of Kaslo, who
has been spending an extended holiday here, is back at liis interior home
* *   *
Miss Blossom Fawcett is enjoying
a summer visit with Miss M. Burdis
of Vancouver.
Miss Tupper, who has been the gnes
of Miss Pemberton of Gonzales, has
returned to the Mainland.
* *   *
Miss Edith Smith of Cumberland is
spending a couple of weeks with
friends in the city.
*' *   *
Mrs. J. A. Anderson and Miss
Maude Anderson left last Wednesday
on a visit to friends in Senttle and
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. V. Zeck, Jr., the
former a noted San Francisco musician and composer, spent the past
week in Victoria en route home to
San Francisco from an Eastern tour.
* ,*   «
Mrs. Thomas R. Cusack has returned from a pleasant visit with Mrs.
B. F. Armstrong of Vancouver, who is
now Mrs. Cusack's guest.
* *   *
Mr. H. S. Good of H. M.'s Customs, Nanaimo, is enjoying his summer vacation here.
* *   *
Mr. Harry Ella has returned from
a four months' trip through the
Northern mining fields.
* *   *
The Misses Nason and Krindel of
Seattle are spending a few days' vacation in the city.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. James Thomson and
family are making a midsummer trip
to the Skeena and Stildne.
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The Week in Society
Continued from page 6.
The marriage was solemnized last
Saturday by Rev. LeRoy Dakin of
Mr. Henry M. Wilson and Miss C. M.
Bushby of Buckinghamshire, England,
who far the past three years has resided in Victoria. Mr. Wilson is the
only son of the late Mr. Peter Wilson and Mrs. Wilson of Edmonton
Road. Only the near relatives and
most intimate friends of the young
couples were present at the cerinony.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will make their
horn on Esquimalt Road.
* *   *
The residence of Mr. J. E. Painter,
Victoria West, was on Wednesday
evening the scene of a pretty home
wedding, in which the principals were
Mr. Walter F. Mould and Miss Edith
C. Painter. The bride was given
away by her father and was becomingly gowned in white nun's veiling;
her attendant was Miss Minnie
Campbell, while Mr. W. H.Clark supported the groom. Rev. J. F. Vichert was the officiating clergyman.
* *   *
Mr. Henry Moss of Yates street is]
■ entertaining his brother from Buenos
Ayres, who has been making an extensive tour of England, the West
Indies and America, this being hisi
first visit to British Columbia, and
his impressions of this western province distinctly favorable.
* *   »
The Misses Christie of Blanchard
street have returned from an enjoy
able holiday at Bamfield Creek, where
they were guests of Mrs. McLachlan,
wife of the superintendent of the Pa
cific cable. Mrs. and Miss McLachlan are now visiting with the Misses
* *   *
Mr. W. T. Williams has left on a
midsummer tour of the Eastern Can
adian and American cities, and afterwards London, Paris and the Continent, with a call at St. Louis en route
home. His long trip is of the combined "business and pleasure" character.
*"  *; *
Mr. Louis W. Hill, first vice-president of the Great Northern, with
Mr. J. C. Eden and Mr. Walter Oakes,
high officials of that road, and members of their respective families, paid
a flying visit this week to Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. T. W. Diatze. and Miss Stella
Livingston, both of Seattle, were
made one in this city Wednesday,
with the kind assistance of a Canadian marriage license and Rev. W.
Leslie Clay.
* *   *
Mr. J. A. Aikman of Dawson is
visiting his family here, having arrived last Saturday; it is possible
that he may again take up his residence in Victoria.
j. *   *   *
Mr. J. P. Harper and his bride
from Rossland are spending their
honeymoon in Victoria. Mrs. Harper
Was Miss Effie Pearl McLean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neil McLean.
* *   *
Mrs. A. C. Sheldon and Miss Margaret Sheldon of Portland, who are
now summering at Gerhardt Park, are
expected shortly on a visit to Mr
and Mrs. C. N. G'owen.
* *   *
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Boxter and
Miss Boxter and Mr. and Mrs. John
Poriher of San Francisco, nre spending a fortnight in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Paul and family
have returned from Beaver Point,
where they hnve been the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Ruckle.
* *   *
Mrs. Weir of Cumberland has been
spending a few days in town. She
goes on to Spokane to-day to pay a
visit to her daughter, Mrs. Forsythe,
of that city.
* *   *
Captain Collister has returned
from a visit to old time scenes and
friends in England.
* *  *
Miss Winnifred Mainwaring Johnson is making an extended stay with
Mrs. Irwin of Vancouver.
* *   *
His Lordship the Bishop of Qu 'Ap-
pelle and Mrs. Grisdale, accompanied
by Mrs. Shnw, have returned to Indian Head.
The M'SRes Wier of Seattle are the
guests of Victoria friends.
* *   *
Mr. Oscar Siilro, a prominent barrister of Manila, with his bride, is
visiting in Victoria.
Rev. W. D. Barber, reetor of the
Church of the Holy Saviour, has returned from a three weeks' visit to
* *   *
Miss Gladys Leighton of Nanaimo
is spending her vacation with her
aunt, Mrs. R. B. McMicking, 17 Kingston street.
* *   »
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Laing are summering at Lillooet.
* *   *
Mrs. A. G. McCandless is visiting
friends in California.
* *   *
Miss Sarah Conyers of Hamilton,
Bermuda, is visiting her brother, Mr.
L. U. Conyers of this city.
Mr. B. A. Lawson and Miss Frances
Lawson have returned to Kamloops,
after a pleasant  visit with friends
* *   *
• Mrs. T. J. Burnes has returned
from a two months' stay with friends
in California.
* *   *
Miss Dupont has been paying an
enjoyable  visit  to  her friends,  the
Misses Morris of Vancouver.
* *   *
Mrs. A. G. McKenny has returned
from a summer visit to Dawson.
* *  *
Mr. J. Arnold Raymur is the guesli
of Mrs. Thomas Corsan for Vancouver's tennis week.
* *   *
Mrs. Buchanan of Nelson is visiting
friends here.
* *  *
Mrs. De Remer is here from South
Dakota for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. (Dr.) Carter.
* *   *
Miss Griffith has returned from a
pleasant visit with Mr. and Mrs.
Edwards of Slocan.
Mr. and Mrs. Bond and Mr. Lambert Bond of Vancouver are spending
a summer holiday here and at Cowichan Lake.
* *   *
Miss Nancy Robertson of Vancouver is visiting with friends here.
* *   *
Miss Olive Evans is spending ten
days with friends on the Mainland.
Mrs. Daniel Rose and daughter of
Dawson are visiting here. Mr. Rose
will   join   them   in   October, and
will spend the winter here.
* *   *
Mrs. Ulin and Miss Spray have returned from an extended visit with
relatives in Seattle.
* *   *
Mrs. Walter Powell of Berkeley,
Gal,, is visiting at the home of her
father, Mr. William Denny, Pandora
* *   *
Mrs. F. A. Hurlbut and children
of Seattle are spending August here.
* *   *
Mrs. W. G. Cameron and family
have returned   from their   summer
camp at Esquimalt.
* *   *
Mr. J. G. Brown has left on a visit
to the Nicola and Similkameen country.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Mclntyre
have returned from an enjoyable visit
to old friends in Manitoba, their former home.
* »  »
Mr. J. C. Cornish of New Westminster is holidaying here.
*' *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Robin W. Dunsmuir,
and the hitter's sister and brother-in-
law, Mr. and Mrs. Bancroft of San
Francisco, visited    Ladysmith    this
* *   *
Mrs. W. E. Ditchburn and son are
spending a month at Shawnigan Lake
at their new cottage.
* *   *
Mrs. J. C. Stapledon is enjoying
life at Shawnigan Lake for a month
at, Mrs. Ditchburn's cottage.
* *   *
Messrs. Frank and Walter Gren-
nell of Oakland, Cal., are visiting
with their cousins on Oak Bay avenue.
* *   »
Mrs. T. W. Gray and her daughter,
Mrs. B. S. Broom of New Westminster, with the letter's family, are visiting friends here.
* *   *
Mrs. Thomas Gifford, Sr., and Mrs.
Thomas Gifford, Jr., of New AVest-
minster  arc visiting friends here.
You will enjoy your picnic with
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce.
Tram Line
To The Gorge
Will   be  Via  Craigflower Road
and  Ready  for  Service
Empire Day
Never Fail
You cannot find an investment equal
to a purchaser of shares in The Western Medicine Co., Ltd., at 25 cents.
Because its success is assured, its
possibilities are unlimited, its promoters' shares only draw dividends in
proportion to treasury shares sold. It
is the only company in Canada which
places its shareholders on this basis.
Why not buy a block before the rise
which is sure to come?
The Never Fail Remedies are the
the office, 92 Government Street.
The Western
Medicine Co.
Telephone 32
P.O. Box No. 18
There is every probability that ere
the time draws near for another celebration of Victoria Day, the tramway company will be in a position
to offer cheap and convenient trans- 	
portation to the Gorge; a new linejonly Non-A^coholic"Medwines; tMs"
branching   off  from  the  Esquimau. .     ..        ...   ... .   . ,
Road a short distance above Point'to6ether **Hi «»ir wonderful cura-
Ellice bridge, and following Craig- tive powers, is going to make them the
flower Road to the Gorge, being look-'most popular medicines on the mar-
ed for—complete and in operation— ket. Read the company's new book-
prior to the 1st of May next | let; it ifl m of health Mnt    fre(J at
The proposition advanced some
time ago of establishing a belt line
system crossing the Arm and returning to the city via. the Gorge Road,
is understood to have been abandoned for the present; .while preparations for a start with the Craigflower Road line are going steadily
forward. Representatives of the
tramway company have this week
been interviewing the specially interested property owners with a view,
to securing their co-operation in
meeting the cost of establishment,
and it is said with fair success.
At the previous broaching of the
project it was suggested by the company that the property owners who
would most benefit might fairly give
one-third of the construction cost. A
guarantee list was signed by property
owners which went a long way in
the direction of accepting this sug-
large interests—notably the Yates Estate it is understood—to thus cooperate, brought about the abandonment of the belt line proposals.
Then came the agitation for construction of a direct line to the Ross
Bay cemetery, which also promised
to result in early construction until!
blocked by the refusal of the Messrs
Douglas to complete what is stated to
have been their own proposition to
secure a diversion of route beneficia
to their property. The cemetery line
scheme is consequently shelved, and
connection with the Gorge is the extension project of immediate action,
a practical start in securing ratifl
cation of property owners' guarantees having been merely deferred un-j yy|ndow Screen, all sizes
Cor. Go»'t and Johnson Sts., Victoria.
Wholesale and
Contractors by appointment to His Majesty's
Royal Navy, the Dominion Government etc.
Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
FOR SALE:—First Class Cyclery, centrally located, with full stock high-
grade renting wheels, and A i repair
department, thoroughly equipped. Ill
health necessitates retirement. Business in prosperous condition, and a
going concern. For particulars inquire at office of "Progress," 35 Fort
Summer Goods
til  the  city should  have  completed 1
arrangements   for   the   purchase   of;
waterfront land near the Gorge, the
price of which might otherwise have
been unfairly advanced.
The projected Gorge extension
will be approximately two miles ia
length. It will penetrate and accommodate a much more populous dis
triet than that traversed by thaj
Gorge Road, while lighter gradients
will make it a more economical linei
to operate than would the alternativa
vastly stim"lLypro7erty^'abes'^n| EflgllSh   Watch    Repairing
the western side of the Arm and lead! By A. PETCH,
to the immediate opening up of a neifl   watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller,
and  charmingly  situated  residential 00 Douglas St., Victoria,
Work on the connection of Government street with Esquimalt Road
by the tew Rock Bay cut-off is noWj.,,   .      .   .
Victoria s
a°i 30. 35 and 4°c
Meat Covers -   - 10c up to 75c
Hammocks -   90c up to $5.50
Garden Hose, - $5.50 to $7.50
for 50 feet.
Hastie's Fair
77 Government St.
Opposite Porter's Butcher Shop
Continentally-famed and Strictly
First-class Hotels.
The Dallas
Situated on the Dallas Road—Victoria's ocean drive, is pre-eminently THE favorite summer resort of British Columbia.
The Centrally Located
Hearing completion, and it is ex-,
pected that next week will see the
transfer of Esquimalt line traffic t3
the new Government street route}
with the new, larger and in every
other way more satisfactory cars in
commission. There will be no change
in the time table for the present, nort
is any alteration in the fare tariff
officially contemplated. The promise
of a ii-cent rate to Esquimalt appears
to have originated with some philanthropic but irresponsible jester, identity unknown.
As for the rumored negotiations of
the  company for the acquisition  of
the Victoria and Sidney Railway, if Unrivalled Cuisine.
to be electrically operated—neither ot Luxurious Gucbt Rooms,
the parties concerned appears cognizant   of   such   a   proposition.     The
street railway company does not se
what it would gain; the other party!
to the suggested bargain would seen
Is the Commercial Hotel] par excellence.
Every Modern Comfort and
The Paterson Shoe
Co's Stores
Footwear 1
All Summer Lines Reduced
Unprecedented Prices During This
The Paterson
Shoe Co., Ld.
& Watkins
Rooms 9 &11 Five Sisters
P. 0. BOX 219.
A. J. Clyde,
Sole Agent for the
Stoves and ^Ranges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street.
Phone 855. P. 0. Box 45
Buy Your Groceries
Deaville Sons*
to have (with its governmental nndj
municipal guarantees') about as goof
a thing as it could ask for, as matters ^^"a"t ThTfootVjohns'onltret.
—There's A Remedy:
Complaints are made to "Progress"
as to the manner of conducting the
Quality and Value may be relied upon.
We recommend our Ceylon Teas at 30c
40c and 60c.   They are the best.
Hillside Avenue and First St.
stand at present.
—To Entertain The Band:
At the last meeting of Alexandra
Lodge, S.O.E.. it was decided to entertain the band which played for the
annual church parade, at a smoker on
or about the last day of the month.
Two new members were admitted at
this meeting and six applications
dealt with.
It seems that there are pianos in each
which are played continuously until
after eleven o'clock to the annoyance
of the neighbors, who have protested
to the police but obtained no redress.
They also allege that dissolute characters are patrons of these houses
and give the locality a bad name.
If the charges are true, the complainants should apply for a remedy
to the License Commissioners,
The Gordon
Under Entirely New Management.
Fifty Most Spacious, Comfortably
Furnished, Home-like Rooms in Brit-'
ish Columbia.
The sole object of the proprietress j
will be the comfort of her guests.
Address all communications to
Phone 1018 P. O. Box 49,| PROGRESS,  SATURDAY,  AUG.  13,  1904
With the Player Folk
To the Gorge
Victoria is always bidding for
celebrity in some unusual specialty
of brilliant, or unique achievement.
Theatrically its patent to perpetual
fame may rest upon possession of
a house manager who not only does
inot hover with Nemesis constancy
about the gentlemen of the press, but
actually resents publicity in respect
to forthcoming attractions at the
place of entertainment of which he
is the proprietor and manager. His
name will go down to wondering posterity as that of a man who stood
alone—splendid in his isolation and
distinct and glorious in his originality
—among contemporaries of his time
and generation.
Manager Boscowitz of the Victoria
Theatre is referred to. While other
house managers the continent over
are joyful in proportion to their success in securing the friendly co-operation of the dramatic writers, and
count each inch of complimentary
"advance" an added jewel in their
• crowns of glory, Manager Boscowitz
does not invite the good will or the
assistance of the press. He vigorously resents it.
"Look here," he said to the custodian of this column, upon being politely asked for some information concerning the season's opening booking,
"Look here, we're not going to give
the papers anything about our shows
this season."
The writer gasped, but at the marvel of the situation.
"All right," he finally managed
to articulate. "If you don't want
anything in the papers about your
shows, nothing will go in."
Manager Boscowitz impulsively and
impetuously agreed.
"What's it got to do with the
press," he cogently observed. "To
hell with the press!"
And with this sacreligious battle-
cry of managerial diplomacy, the incident is closed.
History repeats itself. Mme Patti
is to make yet another farewell tour!
When the splendor of a great artiste's world renown was dimmed last
season by her very pitiful failure in
a tour remarkable chiefly for the opportunity it afforded small wits to
mock at a broken idol, it was everywhere believed that Mme. Patti woul^
retire precipitately to seclusion,
crushed and shamed by the sad denouement of her last farewell venture. But no! The announcement is
made that the song bird whose warbling is no more for the admiration of
the critical, will essay a tour of England, Scotland and perhaps the Continent during the coming season, and
Mr. Prank Watkis, of this city, expects to rejoin her some time in September as accompanist, a position he
formerly occupied with great satisfaction to the singer and her audiences. The news cannot but be received with deep regret. The manager who would induce Mme. Patti
again to sing in public reminds one
loo forcibly of those who urged the
blind and stricken Samson to make
sport for a barbarian multitude.
*   *   *
It's a clean show and a taking one
that the Crystal offers to its many
patrons this week, the headliners being the Robinsons—premier colored
comedians, acrobats, singers, and
step-dancers. Theii work is new and
neat and novel. White and Franks
also have a comedy turn, but of
widely different character, a turn
which goes particularly well here
since it deals with the troubles of
a Klondiker and the picture is so
well drawn as to be recognized and
appreciated by every northerner. Mr.
and Mrs. Morton are acceptable fnn-
makers; the motion panorama is attractive; and the illustrated song,
"The Woodland Blossom and the
Hothouse Flower" one of the prettiest Mr. Kellogg has yet offered,
which is in the direction of superlative compliment.
«  *  •
Congratulations to Manager Jamieson! The show at the Grand this
week does not take inferior classification even when compared with
"pig week" or the first week of. Will
Ten-a-e and Anna Daniel. It is not
n one-man or one-team excellence, but
strength, ounlity. and balance, of all
attractions on the bill     The Marco
Brothers in ground and lofty tumbling are just about the best of any
that the much-worn pike has yet disgorged; Coleman and Mexis, the light
rifle and pistol experts, are as marvellous as of yore in the perfection of
their sharp-shooting; Bence and Allen do a really bright, witty and entertaining singing and dancing turn;
and Gardner and Stoddard are fresh
and pleasing in their musical comedy
sketch. Marie Stoddard- is an artistic, effective dresser, and a clever bur-
lesquer of characteristic vaudeville
features; her partner's musical work
is of high standard; and together
their dialogue is really funny, which
is a treat. There is quality and finish in all they do. Moving pictures
and illustrated song are also up to
* *   *
Right up-to-date is the Grand with
everything that might be expected to
mdd to its attractiveness to the public. Victoria's big fire occurred
Tuesday afternoon and evening. Less
than twenty hours later, an interesting series of pictures of the fire was
introduced at the Grand, at Wednesday's matinee. These pictures have
been one more strong attraction the
latter part of the week.
* *   «
An important booking at the Grand
is for the week of the 22nd, when
Sig. and Signorina Bolli will be heard
in the operatic selections that have
made them famous among vaudevill-
ists of the highest rank. Sig. Bolli
is a tenor of international repute;
his wife a brilliant soprano.
* *   *
Rumor has it that the Edison will
re-open about the 1st of September,
probably under the management of
Mr. Kellogg.
* *   *
Job u Budezelili, a trick drawing
artist of some fame, will be an early
attraction at the Grand.
* *  *
L. R. Stockwell's company, which
was to have opened the season here on
or about the 28th, has "cancelled."
Steamer Dominion sails for the
Gorge from landing near P. 0. building daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 pjn.,
and every hour after until 8:30 p.m.
Single Pare 10c.
12 fares, $1.00; 25 fares, $2.00. Special trips and rates made for parties.
Fire, Life, Marine
and Accident
Losses settled with
promptitude and liberality
Agency Wellington
Household Coal
Hall. Goepel & Co.
Phone 83
100 Government Street
A Word to
Do yon want a souvenir of the
summer outing that will be a permanent work of art?
Do yon want such a memento of
pleasant days under canvas at a most
moderate price?
Then why not have the eamp and
its people photographed by an artist
making a specialty of home pictures?
"REX" is the man to do it.
A postal card to 8 Stadacona Ave.
will bring full information.
'Phone 224.
10c i »•»• t0 RAH Y »•'•*•
Gen 4,3° UA,L,T «••*•
fldin, I Matinees ioc. all over.
Management of
The Jupiter Trio
Comedy Sketch, introducing
Singing and Dancing
Wilder and Wilder
Society Comedy Act
The Wonderful Busch
Aerial Contortionist and Artistic
Berrien and Mackin
Singing aud Dancing Comedy Acj
Mamie Has wick Norris
Mr. Frederic Roberts
Illustrated Song
"Mountain's Fairest Flower"
New Bioscope Pictures
Johnson Street
do where the crowd goes
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors
Now Open at Room 2 McGregor Blk.
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
A System That Tlas Stood the Test of
Practical Work.
Book-keeping and Typewriting
Reasonable Terms
E. A. McMILLAN, Principal.
—Prospective Pleasure:
The beautiful grounds of "Her-
mosa," the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Wollaston on Menzies street,
will on Tuesday next be the scene
of a garden party to be given by the
Women's Guild of St. James' Church.
The band from Work Point will, by
the kind permission of Lieut. Colonel
English, be present afternoon and
evening. Electrical and other illuminations and decorations will add to
the picturesqueness of what is at all
times a charming spot, so that those
who go may be sure of having an
enjoyable time. The Lieutenant-
Governor, Mayor Barnard and the
members of the aldermanic board
have accepted invitations to be present.
—Business Grows Bigger:
Mr. Andrew Blygh has taken the
store how occupied for hardware by
Mr. Bowness on Government street
and will convert it into a dry goods
establishment. The removal will take
place about September 1st and in the
meantime Mr. Blygh will sell out his
stock at very low rates to avoid the
expense of moving it. The Government street store will be thoroughly
renovated and modernly refitted.
Garden Party
We have every facility for
at reasonable rates.   Also have Rough
and Dressed
Sawmill at Col wood.   Factory at
Phone A750.
Contractors   and   Builders.
On the Big Incorporated Vaudeville
Ten Cents any part of the house. After'
noon or evening.
Yates Street, Between llroad andDouglts
G. W. BOYD, Manager.
7000 teet of 4-inch Hose.
5000 New Shoe Blacking Tins.
25 Sewing Machines,  from $3 to f
each.   All in good sewing order.
8 Store St.,    Next to E. & N. Station
A Garden Party in aid of St.
James' Church will be held in the
grounds of Mr. Frank Wollaston,
"Herraosa," Menzies Street, on
Tuesday, August 16th
Afternoon and Evening under the
patronage of the Lieut-Governor,
Mayor Barnard and Aldermen.
Refreshments will be served and
there will he a band in attendance.
Tickets, 25 cents.
Garden Tools, Lawn Mowers,
Poultry Netting and Garden
Hose, Iron, Steel, Pipe and
Fittings.      -      -      -      .
Wharf St. VICTORIA R.C.,
Telephone 3,   P. O. Box 423.
European Plan. Telephone 192,
Remodelled and Refurnished throughout.   Two minutes walk from all boats
Rooms from $1 up.
Rooms with Bath from $150 to $2
The Famous Poodle Dog.Restaurant
in the building,
49 TO 59 YATES STREET, 40 TO 44
—Friends In Need:
Victorians learned at Tuesday's
fire the meaning of "a friend in need
is a friend indeed." No sooner had
news of the dangor of the city reached Work Point Bat racks and Esquimalt than companies of the naval and
military forces were on their way to
town at the double-ouick, bringing
their hose cart and fire-fighting apparatus. Thev proved of the" greatest
possible aid in fighting the fire systematically, salving property, and
tearing down buildings in a hurry.
They also did effective police duty at
a critical hour.
You will enjoy your picnic with
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup
Pickles and Sauce.
Mrs. Willemar of Comox is visit-
ine' with Victoria friends.
The Attire
the Man
This is peculiarly apropos
insofar as it refers to HATS.
The well-dressed man with a
shapeless, disreputable hat is
not well dressed at all. A
MUCH. Finch & Finch are
Victoria's hat experts. Their
hats are the leaders in style
—the hats that wear, and
keep their good looks. All
styles of hats all fashionable shades and colors—all
weights—and only the one
price. That's the lowest
price for the quality of the
THE VOICE—Kennedy-Assistant for four
yenrs ln the studio of Haslam. lute of
New York, now of Paris, France, glres
lessons in Tone Production, Style and
Kepertolre. Consultation at 12 Caledonia
.VANTED—A boy's bicycle; must be In first-
class order. Address Cash, Box 04, P. O.,
Have You
Heard the
It is unquestionably
the most perfect
Piano Player in the
world. Almost human, wonderful,
faultless, yet so
simple a child can
operate it. Call and
hear it. We are
pleased to show off
tbe "Angelus" at
any time.
M. W. Waitt & Co.
44 Government St.
Union Hade
Shirts and Overalls
Wholesale Merchants and
Established 1863.       Incorporated 1902
Woodmen ot the World.
Meets ist and 3rd Fridays. Assessments'art
due and payable on the first day of the month.
Members must notify clerk of change of .occupation and location.
Independent Foresters.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hall
A, O. U. W., ist and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m.
Thos. Le Messourier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
RrC. Wilson, Rec Sec, iqi Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order ol Eaglet.
Victoria Aerie No. 12 F. O. E. meets every
Wednesday evening in Kanle Hall, Adelphi
Block, at 8:30 p. tn. Sojour. ug brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, tv, President; Frank
I.eRoy, W. Secretary.
eourt  Northern Light. No. S93S.
». O. F.
Meets and and 4U1 Wednesday in each month
iu K. ol P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton
Knights lot Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, cor
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday it 8
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome.
J.II. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.ftS.
Box <*u
Juvenile Ancient Order ol.Forestere
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday in each month
at K. nf P. Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. L. Redgrave, President; J, H
Mansell, Secretary.
eourt Vancouver. No. 57S5, H. 0. P.,
» Meets ist and 3rd Mondays K. oj P. Hall, cor
Pandora and Douglas Sts. Visiting Brothersare
cordially invited.
Sidney Wilson, Secretary-
A. Harris
Yacht, Launch, Boat and Ganoa
Builder.   Repairs etc.
55 Work St., ■ Rock Bay. 8
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torians, among them S. Lorimer, Gow, I have their    annual    competition at
But little more than a fortnight
now separates the ardent sportsman
from his millenium—the season of
liberty to operate among the feathered and four-footed game. Already
shot guns and rifles are being overhauled, cleaned, oiled and polished;
shells are being carefully loaded; and
maps and timetables are being consulted by those who have deferred
their summer vacation in order that
in may include the enjoyment of
the chase. In the sportsman's equipment there is comparatively little
change from year to year. This year,
there promises to be a special demand for the Browning automatic repeating shot gun, made only in 12
gauge, and which is the greatest
ducking gun invented. The price remains as last year at $35. For big
game, there is a disposition manifest
to get down to smaller calibre rifles,
.303 and 30.30 Winchesters and Savages being most in demand. Reports
from the hills promise a most satisfying season. From the Summit and
close in to town, the coveys of grouse
are reported small; but out Sooke
River way and on the Gulf Islands
they are very plentiful. Deer are reported more plentiful than for years
past, and this time next month will
find venison a "drug" on the market.
The bears are numerous in the vicinity of Otter Point, where one hunter
had the luck to bag three less than a
fortnight ago—for bear are always
in season. There is no doubt but that
the disabilities against the shooting
of. pheasants and quail will be removed by proclamation on the 1st of
October, for these royal game birds
are unusually numerous and found in
large companies in all the near-by
farming districts.
*   *   *
At the Caledonia park this afternoon an.d on Monday afternoon and
evening, Victorians will be treated
to a unique exposition of Japanese
wrestling—that is the ceremonial
wrestling of the over-fat Japanese
wrestlers, not the lithe and scientific
jujutsu men. Without preliminary
information as to the methods of Japanese wrestling, it were uninteresting
Hartnagle, Burns and Milne. J. Mel-
lis refereed the Sunday match to the
satisfaction of all concerned. To-day
the fourth senior series match of the
provincial association will be played
on the Caledonia Grounds here, Vancouver meeting Victoria. The local
twelve promises to make a better
showing than in any previous engagement of the season, the Seattle
match demonstrating that they are
getting acquainted and developing an
effective combination game. It might
even be safe to play any small change
encumbering the vest pockets, on Victoria besting the champions on this
* *   *
* *   *
The following Liews have been
picked to row for the Flumerfelt Cup
at the annual regatta of the J.B.A.A.
on Saturday, the 27th inst:
5 p.m.—Pat Andrews, stroke; W.
W. Lang, G. Y. Simpson, H. E. Hob-
5:30 p.m.—A. McLean, stroke; D.
Leeming, P. Austin, L. Foote.
5:30 p.m.—W. W. Wilson, stroke;
J. Sutherland, E. Robinson, E. F.
6 p.m.—F. Dillabough, stroke; K.
Hughes, J. Moore, J. F. Jameson.
6 p.m.—E.    Brown,    stroke;
Hughes, J. A. Lawrence, J. Jost.
6:30 p.m.—G. Knox, stroke; R
King, C. Welles ,H. E. Boorman.
7 p.m.—C. B. Kennedy, stroke; T.
Watson, J. Y. Simpson, V. Wolfen-
7:30 p.m.—P. Donaldson, stroke;
W. T. Andrews, A. D. Belyea, F.
The course will be from Coffin Island to the boat house. The new lap-
streaks are to be used and crews
must not remain out more than 20
minutes during practice, and they
must not go beyond Deadman's Island. Any damage to the boats must
be at once reported to the rowing-
committee. No changes are to be
made in the crews without the sanction of the rowing committee. This
contest is expected to be more than
usuallv interesting, as the crack oars-
with crews, and there is keen rivalry
between them. F. Dresser, H. E.
Hobbis, H. E. Hall, J. Finlaison and
E. F. Geiger are training foi--~the
junior singles.   The winner will meet
F. W. Heathcote in the senior singles.
and unprofitable to attend the wrest-j men of the club ha»e been entrusted
ling carnival. Let one read Richard
Harding Davis' very interesting
special article on this text in a late
issue of Collier's Weekly, and then
go out to the Caledonia Park and see
the show and it will be a source of
information as well as entertainment,
for he will know all about the sword-
bearer, the salt thrower and the other (
supporters of the wrestlers proper,
who correspond in a dignified and honorable way with the seconds and the t
bottle holders of our wore barbarous
or less artistic day and generation;
The Japanese wrestlers' company
came across by the steamer Lyra, and
are headed for the world's exposition at St. Louis, ,The star performer is the national champion,
Hachijiu, weighing 320 pounds, a
mass of fat rather than muscle, and
a direct contradiction of what Ameri-
Langford, the Times, Colonist and
"Progress" are content to chronicle
the events without condemnatory
comment—yet when a game of Sunday
baseball is suggested, one and all
shriek with holy horror? Why is it,
he asks, that baseball is voted outrageous for Sundays, and other sports
"go"? There is a measure of justice
in the reproach, which "Progress"
passes on for consideration by its esteemed contemporaries.
* *   *
The officers of H. M.'s ships on
the Esquimalt station owe it to themselves to give an immediate denial to
the statement of the press of Cumberland, this province, that they have
been taking trout with a small mesh
net at Oyster Rivei—that is of course
provided the charge is untrue. The
provincial game act distinctly provides that trout are not to be taken
with any other device than hook and
line, and it would ill become an
officer of His Majesty to set the bad
example of violating this clause, so
obviously in the true interest of
* *   *
Youth once more demanded recognition in the wrestling match at Vancouver last Saturday for the catch-as-
catch-can championship of the world,
Gotch defeating the veteran McLeod,
after a trying struggle. It is pretty
nearly up to McLeod to quit the
wrestling- game, and settle down as a
respected has-been to develop some
quiet and profitable business. There
are many opportunities here in British Columbia, and Nanaimo would
welcome Dan home again with hearty
* *   *
Some few years ago Victoria had
an excellent polo team and some exciting matches were contested at the
Driving Park. The polo team has
evaporated. Why/ Is Victoria not
as formerly, a centre of good horsemanship? Are not the naval and
military men as ready as of yore to
lend their aid? It reaily seems absurd
that the polo championship should
rest year after year between teams of
Nicola and Chilcotin.
* *   *
It is greatly to be regretted that
neither Powell nor Goward will be
able to attend any of the tennis tournaments in the cities to the South
this season—Mr. Powell being.on the
eve of departure for his new home in
The committee in charge of the fly- j Fiji.      Mr.  Schwengers, Mr. B.  G.
casting competition that is to be an Goward, and a number of other high
interesting    and   (locally)     original grade players will, however, represent
feature of the fall fair,'has decided j Victoria.
that the events should be limited to | *   *   *
trout fly-casting and prizes offered
for distance, accuracy and distance,
and accuracy; the casting to be from
a platform into water or to a sheet
spread for the purpose,   The follow-
Victoria had little difficulty in disposing of the Seattle cricketing visitors of last Saturday in the single
innings game played at the Jubilee
Hospital grounds.   The second eleven
C. C.  also scored a victory
Strathconas at Shawnigan
nig were some nf the conditions de- j of (he \.
cided on:   Rods to be limited to 11; over the
feet and under, any weight;  to be j Lake.
single-handed ;No.4 fly to be used, the I *   *   *
hook to be broken off at the head; i    The fall meeting of the Vancouver
cans would consider an athlete.   His ! gut "ot to be less than two or more I Jockey Club is to be held at tlie Hast-
ftssoeiates are billed to perforin here! than three yards in length; no spear  '
in the following order of the bouts; \ must be mounted; five minutes will be
Haehijini (320 pounds) vs. Tovabay- j allowed onch competitor to make his
ashi   (300);  Chiknbujini   (280);  vs. j cast; entrance fee 50 cents; post en-
Tamanomori (200); Nnrntoiwa (300) | tries.   A number of valuable prizes
vs. AVakahama (250); Otori (300) vs.!
What we handle for your pets (in bulk) viz.,
Also a full line of CANARY, MILLET, HEMP, C*aai
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
3 I
Watson's Shoe Store
Gents' Vici Kid and Velour Galf Boots Jft* for $2.oO
We call special attention to our School Shoes.   We handle the best at the
most reasonable prices.   Try us.
Our finest stock of West of England and Scotch and Irish Goods is
-    most complete, and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
Suits to Order $20 up.        Overcoats to Order $25 up.
Pants to Order $5 up.
SeHAPER & REIO, Merchant Tailors
Cor. Broad and Trounce ave., opp. Colonist Office.
Ka'tsunowia  (2S0);    Ayanami  (290)
vs. Yafuseyama    (300); Tatekabuto i
(270) vs. Yatsuisauii (200): Takako-!
shiyama (300) vs. Omatoi (300).   The
umpires will    be    Yokugurtima and!
Ge-il a caw a.
*   *   *
. In the first international lacrosse
match played in Seattle this season j
—that of last Sunday—Victoria de- j
feated the home twelve by six games ^
to five. The game is described as fine
and clean, every man playing lacrosse ''
from'the start. Seattle's next match
•will be with either Vancouver or New
Westminster. Victorin was represented by W. Lorimer, goal; Belfry, point;
McConnell, cover point; Stephens,
Roskamp and Lang, defence field;
Gawley. centre; Sweeney, Morris and
While, home field; Clegg, outside
home: and Peele, inside home. Victoria's strength was ii, combination.
Compared with their opponents they
were strong in team effectiveness and
repeatedly took the ball from one end
of the field to the other by means op
short snappy passes well directed nnd
cleverly caught. For Ihe m.o'st part
these were effective, although many
dangerous attacks were turned aside
by the Seattle defence—the strongest point of that team. The Seattle
team is largely composed of ex-Vic-
are forthcoming and there is the likelihood of a challenge cup being ar- j
ranged for.
*   *   *
About 200 shotgun enthusiasts at-1
lended the annual hunters' picnic nt
Langford Plains last Sunday, when
the competition for the several valuable trophies proved very keen and
interesting. Tlie competition for the
Peden Bros.' cup brought out a string
of experts, among them C. F. Ban-
field. C. W. Minor, W. H. Lenfesty, J.
H. Hansell, T. Pedtm, McDougall and
Weiler. Banfield and Minor tied for
the honors with but a single missed
bird each. The tie of course necessitated a. "shoot off" and it was decided that the one "killing" the most
"birds" out of ten would be entitled
to the trophy. Tn this they also made
the same score, both securing five.
Ten more shots were then taken
under the same conditions, but in this
Mr. Minor lost confidence and broke
only four to his opponent's ten. CF.
Banfield was therefore presented with
Ihe cup.
*   *   *
It   is u  baseballer who  propounds
, the query:   'Why is it that when the
i golfers play off their finals in match
games on a Sunday, when the lacros-
sists  go  to    Seattle   for  a   Rundnv
match;   or  when   the  trap  shooters
nigs track on September 3rd to 5th.
Jackson & MacDonell have the privileges this time, and so the Quanns
will escape the risk of being robbed.
* *   #
Why is it that with so admirable
facilities for water polo as Victoria
Arm affords and so good sportsmen
as Victorians to appreciate the game,
it has never been introduced locally?
* *   »
Boats, lines, sinkers, trolling spoons
nnd lovers of trolling are still waiting
for the lordly salmon to make his appearance ,iu the Straits.   And yet he
* *   *
Tread way, formerly of the Victoria
baseball forces, is now with Portland.
* *   *
The Victoria C. C. eleven plays the
Royal  Engineers to-day.'
We rent tents cheaper than ever; new and second-hand. We
have a large assortment of tents, bags and covers—all grades,
sizes and prices, at the largest and best equipped sail loft and
tent factory in the city.    Established twenty-two years.
125 GOVERNM'T ST., Up-stairs
F. JE13NE & BROS., Proprietors,
Practical Sail end Tent Makers, Victoria, B.C.
Homes and Fruit
Secure Monthly "HOME LIST"
427 Fort Street
Telephone 30
Established 1858.
A W. ^ridgman.
Real Estate, Financial ana
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Co..
Ltd., of London, England.
London Assurance Corporation.
.41 Government St.
"Made in Canada" is a sure guarantee of superior value as applied to
the policies written by The Mutual
Life of Canada. The evidence of the
superiority of an endowment policy
in this old reliable home company can
he seen right here in British Columbia. It will interest intending insurers to cnll and see what return
The Mutual Life of Canada has made
to residents of this province who insured in it twenty or twenty-five
years ago. T?. L. Drury. manager, 34
Broad  street.
>Tew Seasons.-
Strawberry Jam.
-Use   Prices   Pure
Gold Medal Brand.
—Mr. Martin's Mistake:
Considerable space and other publicity has been given to Mr. Joseph
Martin's .persistent pressing for production  of    the  information    upon
which Magistrate Williams issued his
warrant for the arrest of McIIarg, in
the  sensational Dr.  Telford    case-
Mr. Martin finally being ejected from
court in connection therewith but explaining that the magistrate had given a warrant exceeding his jurisdiction, and that without the necessary
sworn  information.    It  is a simple
fact, "Progress" is assured, that Mc-!
Harg was not arrested in Portland -
as alleged, upon the Vancouver war-
rant.   He would have been quite well j
aware that its jurisdiction did not ex-!
tend to the United States.    He ac-.j
compnnied the provincial officers from
Portland voluntarily.   He was not ar-1
rested in this city.   It wns not until
he reached Vancouver that the much-
disenssed warrant played any part in
the proceedings. From which it would
seem that Mr. Martin has been subjected to the (to him) great annoyance of getting notoriety, unnecessarily.
St. Leger Sweep
LIMITEO TO 10,000.
Run at Doncaster, Kng , September 7,1904.
Prizes divided as follows:
First Horse  ..... 4opercent
Second Horse s> per cent
Third Horse  lopercent
Among Starters lopercent
Among Non-Starters » per cent
Less 10 per cent to defray expenses
To be drawn for on Tuesday. September 6th,
under tho supervision of Sporting Kdllors oi the
local papers.
Room 21, Five Sisters' BlocV, Victoria
Malt Extract
Lime Juice
Two Summer Necessaries
Central Drug Store,
Douglas and Yates Sts.
Telephone 201.


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