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50 Furnished Rooms, Bar, etc. All
rooms at present occupied—
\ CHEAP.    Apply
B.G. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
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M a ry la nd Casua Ity Co J
Policies   issued   at lowest rates <<
covering Personal Accident, Dis- X
ability, Health, Elevator Boil- 8
er, and all Liability. <<
R. P. RITHET * CO. Ld. Victoria; B.C.   ?!
Vol.  I.    NO.  19.
Price 6 Cents.
All Progressive People
Use Electric Light.
Why not -join this majority and have the best light on the market.   You'will find it Brilliant, Convenient, Safe aud Economical.
B. C. Electric Railway Co.
Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.
Owners and operators of following Salmon Canneries—
a      Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River, Inverness, Skeena River.
\ Paperhanging and Painting
J. W. Mellor & Co., Ltd., 78 Fort St.
New Papers Just Received.
Home Manufacture.
BRA6KMAN & KER M. ©O.. Limited.
P. R. <BROWN Ltd.
\eal Estate & Financial Agent
Agent British America Assurance Co.
r Vancouver Island.
Money to loan.
Estates managed.
O, Box 428.
Phone 56
Good Building Lots fronting on
North and South Pandora Street,
In Blocks 24, 25, 26 and 27. Prices for prompt sale $350 to $450.
Terms, 10 per cent, cash; balance,
deferred payments. Apply to
35 Yates Ttreet.
W. MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
T. ELFORD, Manager,
P. O. Box
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co., Ld.
Mills at Shawiiigan Lake.
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. C.
— Manufacturers oi —
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber,  Laths,
Shingles,   riouldings,   Etc.,   of The  Best  Quality.
Seasoned and Kiln Dried Flooring and [Finishing Lumber always in Stock
A  Big  StocK- A  Fresh  Stock.
Flight    Prices.
|  DIXI H- ROSS & CO.,
The   Indeperjdeot   Casb   Grocers.
[ Govcrorrjeot  Street. Victoria, B. C. |
Welcoming Visitors from Near and Far to Celebrate With Her the Two
Great Days of all the Year.
On Monday and Tuesday of next week Victorians and their friends from far and near will unite to do honor
to the memory of Victoria the Great and Good, and to the birthday of His Majesty King Edward VII., by whose
august command the celebration of his natal day is merged with that perpetuating the memory of his illustrious
mother. Excursion trains and steamers will bring their thousands to British Columbia's capital, and a most satisfactory programme of sports and other exercises has been arranged for their entertainment with that of the citizens. It is to be hoped that these latter will by decorating their business aud residential premises, and by the dis-
pky of a cordially hospitable spirit do their part in acctntuating the welcome of the city, and assuring the return in
1905 of each amd every visitor of 1904. The programme, it is but fair to say in many ways parallels that of
previous celebrations here since time immemorial. The regatta, the lacrosse match, the trap shoot-'1
ing tournament, the baseball at Oak Bay, the band concerts galore, the- presence of the navy
and the Indians and the "grand display of fireworks and illumination of Beacon Hill park
and the parliament buildings"—it certainly sounds familiar, but none the less attractive. There is however, one new feature which, although modest, is worthy of very considerable attention and development. This
is the parade of double and single driving horses. There are few cities on the Pacific Coast whose residents are
happily possessed of finer carriages and horses than is Victoria. They in themselves am an advertisement of the
pre-eminence of Victoria as a city of stately homes and well-to-do people. It should be the pride and the ambition
of these to send their horses and equipages to the parade looking their best, in order that honor may be done the
town in this respect. Of course they do not want the prizes that are offered—'but surely they do want the city
to show its best, and it rests with them to make this feature a conspicuous aud most attractive one of this1 and
future celebrations. Let everybody decide to do his or her best in assisting Victoria to put her best foot forward
throughout the carnival. To do this should be a double patriotic pleasure. And the gods of sunshine arid balmy
weather may be counted upon to do the rest.
9.30 a.m.
Monday, May 23rd.
■Band parade on principal
10 a.m.—Trap shooting tournament
under the auspices of the Victoria Gun
Club, at Beacon Hill.   Programme:
Event No. 1.—Fifteen singles; known
traps, unknown angles. Purse divided,
50, 30 and 20 per cent; entrance $1, $10
Event No. 2.—Ten singles, five pairs;
known traps, unknown angles except
pairs. Purse divided, 40, 30, 20 and 10
per cent; entrance $2; $20 added.
Event No. 3.—Four men team shoot;
twenty-five singles per man; open only
to teams from any one eity, but can
enter as many teams as desired; pnrse
divided 60 and 40 per cent; entrance $8,
$30 added.
Event No. 4.—Twenty singles; known
traps, unknown angles; purse divided,
40, 30,20 and 10 per cent; entrance $1.50,
$15 added.
Event No. 5.—Twenty singles; 10 unknown angles, known traps; 10 unknown
angles, reverse traps, use of both barrels;
purse divided, 40, 30, 20 and 10 per
cent; entrance $1.50, $20 added.
Event No. S.—Consolation, fifteen
singles; for shooters who have shot in
two or more events but not divided any
money; entrance $1, $5 added.
10.30 a.m.—Parade of Private Driving Bigs. Course: Starting at the city
hall; along Douglas street to Fort street,
down Fort street to Broad street, along
Broad street to Cormorant street, down
Cormorant street to Government street,
along Government street lo Parliament
Buildings, where judging will take place.
Best Appearing Single Big—1st,
valued at $20; 2nd, valued at $10.
Best Appearing Double Big—1st,
valued at $20; 2nd, valued at $10.
Judges—S. Jones, Roht. Hamilton, V.
S.; and C. J. Fagan, M.D.
Committee—W. C. Moresby, Chief
Watson, nnd Richard Hall, M.P.P.
Marshal—E. C. Hart, M. D.
The committee reserves the right to
disqualify any rig.
Post entries.
10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.—Public inspection
of His Majesty's Warships now in Esquimalt harbor, through the kind permission of Commodore Goodrich, Commander-in-Chief.
down Fort street to Broad street, along
Broad street to Cormorant street, down
Cormorant street to Government street,
along Government street to Parliament
Buildings, where judging will take place.
Best Decorated Wheel—1st, valued at
$15; 2nd, valued at $10.
Best Comic Wheel—1st, valued at $5.
Judges—Mr. Symington, Mr. B. H.
Swinerton and Mr. R. Jackson.
Marshals—Chiefs Langley and Watson.
Entries to be made to Secretary before
1 p.m. Saturday.
8.30 p.m.—Band Concert  at   Parliament Buildings.
9.30 a.m.—Band parade on principal
10.00 a. m. — Championship Lacrosse
Match, Vancouver vs. Victoria, nt the
Caledonia grounds.
3 p.m.—Baseball; University of Washington vs. Victoria, at Oak Bay grounds.
8.30 p.m.—Illuminated Bicycle Parade. Course: Starting at city hall,
along Douglns street   to    Fort street,
1 p.m.—Regatta on Victoria Arm.
Single shot opens Regatta at 1.15 p.m.
All races to be called by bugle. Two
minutes after the bugle, the races will
be started by a gun.
Referee—Capt. R. G. Fraser, R.N.
Judges—Lt.-Col. English, Commander
H. G. Snndeman, R.N., and Capt. J. G.
Starters—Commander A. T. Hunt, R.
N.j Capts. Gaudin, C. E. Clarke and J.
W. Troup.
Committee—Lieut. A. D. Pound, R.
N,; Lieut. F. F. Rose, R. N.; Lieut. E.
L. Whauton, R.N.; Lieut. P. H. Wnter-
er, R.N.; Lieut. T. H. Knight, R. N.;
Lieut. Elliston, R.G.A.; Lieut. French,
R.E.; Alderman A. Stewart, J. S. Yates
and officers of J. B. A. A.
Clerks of Course—J. Barry, R. N.;
Capt. A. J. Dallain.
Distinguishing Marks.
Ship. Color.
Grafton . .Red St. George Cross on
 white back
Bonaventure. .Yellow flag with rod cross
Flora..Blue, yellow and blue horl-
 ssontnl bars
Shearwater White with blue S
Egeria Yellow nnd red diagonal
Royal Artillery Blue flag, red
 Big zng stripes
Royal Engineers Bed and blue
 flag- with horizontal stripes
Canoes ,     Color of Flng.
Valdez   Light blue
Kuper Island Red
Klem Klemalitz Navy blue
Cowichan White
Ohemainus Yellow
Comiaken Green
Saanich   Black!
1. Service Cutters — Course around
Deathman's Island, leaving it at tlie port
hand, return to barge, about two miles.
Open to Army aud Navy regular forces.
Boats to allow ten seconds athwart per
Prizes—1st, $30; 2nd, $15; 3rd; $10.
Entries—Grafton, Flora, Bonaventure,
Egeria and Royal Garrison Artillery.
2. Double Sculls, Schoolboys' Race-
Open to boys actually attending school.
Only one crew from each school to be
allowed to enter. Clinker-built boats
with coxswains. Course from Mr, E.
Crow Baker's boat house.
Prize—Three silver medals.
Entries—Victoria High School, colors
black; Scott, Sargison nnd Angus, cox.
Tolmie School, colors red and white;
Gillespie, Hancock and Brinkman, cox.
Collegiate School, colors light and dark
blue; Todd, McConnel and Hill, cox.
3. Double Skiff for Chinamen, with
coxswain—Outriggers and sliding seats
barred.    Post entries.
Prizes—1st, $15; 2nd, $7.50.
4. Four-onred Gig Race—Course as in
Race No. 1. 0<ien to men of H. M.
Army Forces.   Four entries, R. G. A.
Prizes—1st, $15; 2nd, $10; 3rd, $5.
5. Indian War Canoes, 40 to 50 feet—
Course around the Island aud return.
Prizes—1st, $6; 2nd, $3; 3rd, $1 per
6. Four-oared Lapstreak, Amateur—
Junior Championship of B. C.
Entries—J. B. A. A. nnd Vancouver
Rowing Club.
7. Skiffs—Officers of H. M. Forces,
witli lady coxswain. Double scull skiffs,
Outriggers and sliding seats barred.
Post entries.   Two prizes.
8. Indian War Canoes—Under forty
feet.   Course around Island and return.
Prizes—$5, $2 and $1 per paddle.
10. Service Five-oared Whalers —
Course as in Race No. 1, Open to
Prizes—1st, $30; 2nd, $15; 3rd, $10.
Entries—Grafton, Flora, Bonaventure,
Shearwater nnd Egeria.
11. Klootchmnn's Race — Working
canoes only. Course from starters'
barge around buoy and return.
Frizes—1st, $30; 2nd, $15; 3rd, $10.
12. Service Five-onred Whalers and
Four-Oared Gigs—Course as in Race
No. 1. Open to Army nnd Navy Regu-
Inr Forces. Boats to allow eleven seconds athwart per mile.
Prizes—1st, $15; 2nd, $10; 3rd, $5.
Entries—Four entries H.   M.   shipsr
two entries R. G. A.
13. Four-onred I.npstonk, Amateui"—
senior Championship of British Columbia.
(Continued on page 2.)
Entire Stock To Be Sold.
20 per cent, off all New Spring Salts, Pants and Overcoats.
Last Season's Goods, Half Price.
B. WILLIAMS & ee. 2
Are You Going North?
7 You can insure your
life on any plan without extra premium
District Agents.
(Continued from page 1.)
Entries—S. B. A. A., colors blue and
white; and Washington University, U.
S. A.
Prize—Cup and Medals.
14. Service Five-oared Whalers —
Course from Dendman's Island to barge.
Open to racing crews.
Prizes—-1st, $15; 2nd, $10; 3rd, $5.
Entries—Grafton, Flora, Bonaventure,
Shearwater and Egeria.
15. Indian Canoe Upset Race—Two
men to canoe. From barge to buoy and
return, upsetting once on way.
Prizes—1st, $10; 2nd, $5. Three entries or no race.
16. Six-oared Gigs—Course as in, Race
No. 1. Open to seamen of K. N. Boats
to allow ten seconds athwart per mile.
Prizes—1st, $15; 2nd, $10; 3rd, $5.
The Hive
Of Industry.
How One Manufactory is Building up the Reputation of
Victoria Manufactures.
People often wonder what the
whirring, buzzing sound is that they
hear when passing down Bastion square.
If they make enauiries they find that
the noise comes from the fifty odd sewing
machines used in the Turner-Beeton
Co.'s factory, where the famous Big
Horn Brand, union made shirts and
overalls are manufactured.
A representative of "Progress" visited
this factory a few days ago and was surprised beyond1 measure at the work he
found being done there. Seated at the
various machines were over fifty girls of
the city busily engaged in the work of
overall and shirt manufacture. All
seemed deeply interested in their work
apparently imbued with the fact that the
chief business of life was to make shirts
and trousers. And to many of these
young folks it is the chief business of
life for not' a few of them are able to
support the rest of their families, while
others are saving up the wherewithal to
purchase the wedding clothes or the
finishing touches to the home furnishings. Some, indeed, earn as much as
fifty dollars a mouth although the standard: wage is a dollar a day. That they
i are well satisfied with what they get is
Entries to be in by Saturday.
17. All Coiners' Race—Any sized boat, j apparent "for"of" tiie five "wno"were""en"
any number of oars.   Post entries. ! gaged when the factory    opened    two
I nzes   1st, $30; 2nd, $15; 3rd, $10.      years ago, three are still employed—one
as forewoman, one on a special machine
In any Army and Navy race if there ! and fhe other is making big money on
are more than five entries the prefimin-! overalls. Of the eleven employed1 the
ary will take place on a straight course first' month, seven are still working,
in Esquimalt harbor of the same length J while several have been married. Had
as the Gorge course. The first five will Hood looked into this factory he could
compete at the regatta. ' scarcely   have written   that   mournful
No third prize will be given in any   "Song of the Shirt," but might rather
race unless there at least four compet-! have made it read as follows:
ing boats, except in amateur races, three  With fingers nimble and deft, with eyes
to start or no race. i        that shone with health.
The committee reserves to itself tlie  The young   girls   sat   at   the   sewing
power to prevent any boat pulling in any
race, and all boats are liable to inspection by the committee.
Private oars may be used.
Protests to be lodged with the committee immediately on conclusion of race.
All amateur races under auspices of
James Bay Athletic Association.
3 p.m.—Baseball: University of Washington vs. Victoria, nt Oak Bay grounds.
machines a piling up their wealth,
Mr. Thos. Walker, superintendent of
the factory expects all    to work hard
while they are at it, and is willing to
pay them all they earn.   It might be of
interest' to note here that this was the
first factory in town to adopt the union
label   and the eight-hour day with tha
Saturday half holiday.   This action has
raised the standard   of   wages.   It is
customary to pay ten dollars a month
for the first month, but   where   a girl
8.15 p.m.—Band concert   at   Beacon ! shows special adaptability she is given
Hill; illumination  of  streets,  etc.,  and Imore t,mn tnis>
parliament buildings. j    I" order to give an idea of the amount
9 p.m.—Grand display of fireworks at j ol w01'k aono Mr- Walker related that
Beacon Hill; illumination of Park,        !lftst J'eaT '" lhis factory they cut up no
  less than  100,000 yards of denim into
overalls besides the   shirting   and other
MAY 23RP-28TH,
Under tllie auspices of the King's
"Daughters of Victoria.
Exhibit of goods made in Canada in
prettily decorated booths.
Sale of articles made in Canada, in
stalls in which advertisement and decor-
-ation are artistically blended.
Free samples of many food products,
"perfumes, soaps, etc.
Young ladies beautifully costumed to
represent different exhibits.
Grand march every day.
Great educational dTispla.,. Almost
perfect picture of the articles made in
Canada in common use.
Interesting views of machinery at
work manufacturing certain goods.
Decorative scheme of the interior of
tlie building, a marked feature, artistic
use being made of patriotic emblems and
of flowers and vines.
Stall of home-made candy containing
the sweets for which many ladies in
Victoria are justly famous.
A book stall containing signed copies
of books by Canadian authors, stationery
of Canadian manufacture, local views
by amateur photographers, water-color
and pen and ink sketches by local artists,
with the young ladies in attendance costumed as characters out of Canadian
novels and poems.
Cook Book containing over three hundred recipes and menus contributed by
housekeepers of Victoria and vicinity,
all tested and tried nnd recommended,
and many of them original.
Floral Booth with live (lowers aud
gardeners as salespeople.
Lemonade Booth with appropriate yellow and white in decorations nnd costumes.
Woman's Exchange,   presenting   the
ers. There was a howl in Chinatown
when we started, as was quite natural,
but we have the satisfaction of knowing
that the money is now going into fhe
hands of people of our own race.
"It is very curious that business men
should send to other cities for goods
which are made right at home at the
same price. We sell to firms away from
home because they can do better with
us than in their own towns, yet our own
people prefer to send away for their
goods. We are not alone in this. Pen-
dray's soap is hardly ever sold here, yet
they do a very large export business.
Seattle has grown so rapidly largely because the people there stick together and
patronize home industry. We cannot expect our city to grow unless we spend
our money at home. If the home product was used more largely the factories
would increase their output and we
should all be more prosperous.'
* Church n     •        A* Perfect Work
<$?   Commercial |-Jf*|fI fl tl flf Prompt Service
materials used. Seventy great bales of
denim are now lying in the warehouse
awaiting the shears. The average pay
roll in this establishment is $1,800 per
A new electric cutting machine has
just been installed at a cost of $400.
Witli this they cut 72 thicknesses of
denim at one time, but the machine will
cut' as many as 110 or 120 thicknesses
It will take any material from coarse
mackinnw to.the finest shirtings. It is
a Canadian invention, but, as with many
of our patents, hns been taken up by an
American company. Eastman, the in.
ventor, was a cutter, but through his invention he has been enabled to give up
that' work. This is the first machine in
use in British Columbia though they
are used: in San Francisco and other
coast cities. The buttons and rivets are
put on with automatic machines, and
the very lafest two-needle sewing
machines are used. These machines
make the elastic chain lock-stitch, which
is unbreakable.
Leaving the factory the store rooms
were next inspected. Large quantities
of manufactured goods are here kept so
that orders may be supplied—promptly,
but it is difficult to get ahead of the
trade, for the next three months' output
is all ordered. The special lines are silk
stripe shirts, heavy miner's overalls and
bine melt'on shirts. A new line is tlie
overall with braces attached. These are
quite a novelty nnd sell well.
"Our best market," said Mr. Thomson, the manager for   the   firm, "is in i
Vancouver and the   Kootennys, though j
we sell goods in Dawson and every part j
of this province.   Tho curious thing is j
that we have scarcely any home market.
The Victoria merchants and men seem to
prefer the Chinese-made goods to ours,
even though we supply a better class of
PORTLAND'S striking bakers continue
to loaf. They don't knead to work
if they don't want to.
* *   *
THOSE Oriental war correspondents
should do well on the stock exchange.
As speculators they are great successes.
* *   *
KUROPATKIN  is still   concentrating
and is getting his army down so
fine that it may soon disappear entirely.
* *   *
TELEGRAPH linemen working between Port Arthur and Daluy have
troubles of their own these strenuous days.
* *   *
LADYSMITH has incorporated iu ordei
that its citizens may have someone
to grumble at whenever things don'I
go exactly right.
* »   *
ACCORDING to the stories that are
told of one branch of the civic ser-
■vice, it should be known as the
"fire" department.
* »   »
THOSE distillery people are to provide
the whiskey and New Westminster
the water, which seems to be a fair
division of responsibility.
* *   *
A DAIRY wagon broke down on Frederick street yesterday, and it only
needed the product of the little busy
bee to make the picture complete of
the land flowing with milk and
* *      if
.MR. DUNSMUIR is fitting up a yacht
and will carry a cow and chickens
with him when he goes cruising, for
company ns well as truly rural
at    ti    s
THE REVEREND Globe man is discovering that it isn't ns safe to say
things in a newspaper ns it is in the
pulpit. The public is apt to be indulgent to the cloth. It doesn't
place the same importance upon the
statements of preachers that it does
when the same accusations are
made in a newspaper thnt can be
mulcted for damages.
Province Building,
Victoria, B. C.
Have you noticed
that we often
For Up-To-Date BOOTS and SHOES,
Fraternal Societies.
Telephone 32
P.O. Box No. 18
Cor. Gov't and Johnson Sts., Victoria.
Wholesale and
Contractors by appointment to His Majesty'*
Royal Navy, the Dominion Government, etc.
Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
Toilet Ware
In the Westminster police court the
other day the charge of bigamy preferred against Sylvan us Batcheldor was
withdrawn by consent of the court, the
prosecutrix with tears explaining "that
she did not wish to press the matter as
Batcheldor was a man well up . in
years." There is no desire to suggest
thnt the quality of mercy should be
strained, but nevertheless one reads between the lines in the report of this
Royal City case what much resembles a
miscarriage of justice. Since when has
it been permitted to magistrates in British Columbia to acquiesce in the abandonment of criminal enses because the
individual complninnnt or chief witness
decides to pardon the offence against the
law? Such a proceeding on the part of
anyone invested with judicial authority
comes very near to the definition of compounding a felony.
Knights of Pythias—Far West Lodge,
No 1, at its last convention, conferred
the Esquire rank on several candidates,
ballotted on four candidates and received
three new applications. The only brother on the sick list at present is Rev.
Mr. Blythe, who left California for Ontario, where he intends to make his future home. There are ten candidates
waiting to receive the rank of Page,
which rank will be conferred the first
Friday in June. . . . The delegates
from the last Grand Lodge session,
which was held last week at Grand
Forks, have returned, reporting that
they had a very pleasant trip and were
right royally entertained by the upper
country lodges. The reports of the
Grand Lodge officers make a very good
•howing. The number of lodges in British Columbia at the end of the year was
29, with a membership of 2,051, against
1,720 the previous year. Nearly $9,000
was paid out by the different lodges for
sick and funeral benefits and other relief
within the last 12 months; twelve brothers died in 1903, four new lodges were
instituted during the year, with quite a
few prospects in the near future. The
different lodges have over $35,000 invested in paraphernalia, halls and real
estate. The next Grand Lodge session
will be held at New Westminster on
the second Tuesday in May. The newly
elected Grand Lodge officers are as follows: P. G. Ch., Chas. F. Nelson, New
Denver; Grand Chancellor, A. H. Ferguson, New Westminster; Gr. Vice-Ch.,
George Johnson, Nanaimo; Gr. Prelate,
W. Irvine, Nelson; Gr. K. of R. and S.,
E. Pferduer, Victoria; G. M. of Exch.,
T. W. Walker, Victoria; Gr. M. at
Arms, G. T. Mallery, Kamloops, G. I.
Guard, G. Hammer, Grand Forks; Gr. A new departure in photography—
O. Guard, — Brown, Revelstoke; Supr: j sitters taken in their own homes,
Representatives, J. E. Evans, Vancou-1 amjcig|j their home surroundings, with
ver, and Noble Binns. Trail. resulte unsurpasSal)le m any studLOi
Sittings by appointment only.
Specimens of work to be seen at
35 Fort Street,
The best ro-piece Toilet in the market
at $2.50 per set. Also Gilt-Lined at fo.50,.
$3-75, $4-oo, $4.50 and up.
See our windows for Woodenware, etc.
Portraits by "REX"
S.O.E.—Alexandra Lodge will hold its
annual church parade to-morrow afternoon to the church of Our Saviour, Victoria West. Members will meet at A.
0. U. W. hall at 2 o'clock, at which
time they will leave for the church. Service at 3 o'clock. The procession will
be joined by the Orangemen and
juveniles, nnd will be headed by a military band from the Work Point garrison. The sermon will be preached by
Rev. W. D. Barber, the rector, and will
be appropriate to the occasion. At their
meeting Wednesday evening three new
members were added to the roll, and
several applications considered.
'Phone 224, or apply to "Rex," 8 Stad-
acoua avenue.
handiwork of the women of Victoria and   *°°r's»* *? sflme f1^ *« !^'*i°*
expect union men to pay a larger price
for union-made goods,   but   one would
vicinity in bewildering variety, afterwards to be permanent in Victoria.
Entertainments every evening with
change of programme, consisting of
plays, concerts, etc., one evening being
devoted to Canadian authors' readings
nnd songs nnd music by Canadian composers.
Side attractions every afternoon, ninny
with Special reference to the pleasure of
children. __
Afternoon ten, high ton, nnd light refreshments in the evening will lie served
every day, food products of Canada being served to best possible Advantage,
tables representing each Province with
distinctive dishes.
think t'hey would buy them as rendily as
those made by Chinese when the prices
are the snme. In the Kootennys it is
difficult to find any but union-mn^e overalls, but here in Victorin two pnirs out
of every three nre mnde by Chinese.
Some of the very men who rant about
lnbor questions in this town are the ones
who nre soiling Chinese mnde goods.
"Previous to opening our factory we
handled tbe Chinese-made goods, but
they were unsatisfactory; one could
never be sure of the quality. Though
it costs as much now ns lipforo we find
t'he factory method much more satisfactory both to ourselves and our custom-
How easy it is to give a slander wings!
Someone made the statement, on the information of some secondary someone,
that the Grand Trunk Pncific people hnd
imported the grent majority of their engineers and surveyors from the United
States, and forthwith there rolled toward Ottawn a wnve of most indignant
protest. The surveyors of Manitoba
were particularly eloquent upon the
grievance; city councils and  boards of
I.O.F.—At the regular meeting of
Court Cariboo, held in the A. 0. U. W.
hall last Tuesday, a number of new
policies were reported as received from
headquarters. A committee wns appointed to make an adaptation of the
new ritual suitable to the conditions of
this court ,and to report at the next
Ladies of the Maccabees—The provincial convention of the Ladies of the
Mnccabees was held in Vancouver on
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week,
Mrs. Spofford. Mrs. Williscroft and Miss
Cook, of this city, representing the locnl
hives. Reports on the work showed 14
hives in all in British   Columbia,   and
, ,.        , . i every one in a flourishing condition. The
trade passed wordy.resolutions,of a most yancolwerit6B. were thanked for the
patriotic character, members of pnrha-1 , lllnniner in wmcn ftey entertained
inent were hustled to take some action
by telegrams nnd letters from their constituencies—nnd now nil the fuss and
flurry counts for nothing. For official
investigation discloses the fact thnt 96
per cent, of the surveyors cngnged are,
as n mntter of fnct. Canadians,
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in a handsomely bound and illustrated
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The stories are 44 in number and
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the guests., A reception closed the convention, the first of its kind, and a very
successful one. The next will be held in
this city.
It is snid in government circles that
the proposal made by Mr. Cain to construct a railway on this Tslnnd is not ns
remote from realization ns hns boon supposed. While nothing definite has been
proposed on the one pnrt or accepted nn
the other, it sooius to bo understood thnt
the difference to be bridged over is not
yory wide.
A good looking druggist, whose place
of   business is not a  thousand    miles | Everything that the market affords,
from the corner of Yates nnd Douglas, 1 private entrance and rooms for parties
advertised i" Progress last month.
month he lias been compelled to lny a
now floor in the entry to iiis store.
Reader, go thou and do likewise.
Sni Yuen, a young Korean, hns sought
fhe protection of the Vancouver police
on tho ground that he is marked for
highbinder assassination.
Best attendance.
Open day and night.
Business Men's Lunch.   Meals 25c.
H. A. FREDERICKS,  Proprietor.
Government St., opp, Post Office. PROGRESS, SATURDAY MAY 21, 1904
[Firemen Unite
In Censure.
(itembers of Department .Endorse
(.Strictures Upon Administration.
The Policy of Dolce Par Niente
K It seems to be the general opinion
throughout Victoria that in directing attention to the present disorganization of
die fire department, "Progress" is doing
;. public service of much value. There
jan be no doubt about it, to quote an old
■ind experienced member of the brigade,
3hief Watson, although an excellent in-
Jiviidual fireman, has no executive ability, and the department in consequence j
its to-day without discipline and not in j
any fit condition to protect the lives and
property of citizens from fire visitation.'
The department needs a thorough over- j
hauling. The fire wardens and the council should lose no time in beginning
housecleaning. Investigation that is
thorough, and action thereon that is practical and intelligent, were never so badly
needed. It isn't a thing that one likes
Ito take up. But l'or the interests ol! the
city it ought to be done, and that at once.
Apropos of recent strictures upon the
Victoria fire department, "Progress" has
it from men who should be qualified to
speak—since they are themselves members of the department—that the discipline is at present unworthy of the
name, that the men go and come as it
suits them, and frequently disturb the
sleeping members of the brigade by their
,'noisy behavior on coming in in the wee
sma' hours. The men of the department
also admit that organization is nothing
such as it should be for the preservation
of efficiency, and in minor points support the case made out by Secretary Elliott of the board of underwriters, and
ex-Chief Deasy in his letter.
, "There can be no question 'about it,"
'said one of the men a day or so ago,
."that ultimatum for a raise of salary—
'or the resignations of all the men as an
alternative—would certainly have gone
through but for the means adopted to defeat it It was quietly whispered that if
■■(the men went out and the council, as
Bthey 'would have to, decided to reorganize
B.the department upon a solid foundation,
■there was every likelihood that former
[Chief Deasy would be called upon to do
idie reorganizing. That meant thnt the
:sall men would have to go, as Deasy had
put himself on record as insisting that a
[fully palid department was essential to
jafety under modem conditions in such
■fa city as Victoria. The call men, of
■course, were inclined to go slowly with
such a prospect conjured up. And there
[were quite a number of the permanent
men who would not like to forego the
'present happy-go-lucky times for the restored Deasy discipline. And so there
you wore. Of course the department is
in rotten shape at present—nobody who
'looks at the way tilings are running with
any understanding of fire department
^ork, needs an investigation to show
that But what's the use of hammering
at the chief or the call men or anyone
else in the department. Isn't it the fire
wardens who compose the responsible
body? And the chairman of the fire wardens is himself an insurance man, and
fone would think would take sufficient
iWsiness interest in the matter to insist
upon thorough reforms being brought
labout. Anyway, it isn't our funeral.
The men who are onto their work and
doing their duty, whether they have to
or not, are not the ones that care a snap
how many investigations they have, so
long as they don't doctor and whitewash
the story."
While on fire department subjects, a
prominent citizen who has for years
taken a common-sense view of fire department affairs, pointed out to "Progress" yesterday that whoever is responsible for the character and condition of
escapes in this city appears to be some
years behind the times.
"How many women—or mem either"
—he asked, "could make their way safely down one of the perpendicular iron
ladders that are now the sole apology for
fire escapes on our higher buildings?
Perhaps a man might navigate them
safely in daylight with nothing to rattle
him, but there would be few who could
come down safely with flames roaring
about them, and those iron rungs and
sides hot from their position against the
walls. In modern cities the fire escapes
are no longer made in the straight-up-
and-down fashion that one sees here.
They are broken with little balconies at
each story, and are placed on an incline
thnt one does not require to be an expert
athlete to traverse safely. I was showing a friend about the city only recently,
I he happened to be the assistant chief in
the fire department of one of the large
coast cities, with escapes especially under
his care. He was astonished ot the
obsolete character of all the so-called
•scapes he sny here.   Nothing but denth
I' traps and altogether out of date, was
the way in which he spoke of them.
Victoria   should not be open   to   sucli
I criticism."
One of the call men, interviewed in
respect to present conditions a day or so
ago, said:    "Deasy is wrong in his es-
| timnte of the cost of running the department without call men, but in every other
respect I think he was right.    If will
cost the city more to run the department ]
with regular paid men, but it would be j
money well spent, for the gain in efficiency would be very great. Now, I am
no friend of Deasy's, but his letter was j
all right. There is more than that, too,
for tlie sleeping apartments of the men
are in a horribly filthy condition. The
men complain of the bugs crawling over
them at night and of the filthy habits of
some of the men. The .place is a disgrace and I should be ashamed to take
a friend in there. I-do not know what
visitors from the Sound must think of
us after what they have been used to.
The only occasion on which the chief
spoke to the men about cleaning up was
one Saturday night after a run. Then
he asked them to come up on Sunday
morning to do it, and I think they wore
right in refusing to do it on that day.
One of the parts of the second floor at
the hall is called (Hogan's Alley by the
men because it is so dirty."
One of the regular men said that every
word Deasy wrote in his letter was true.
"And more than that," said he, "Chief
Watson only claims to have 8,000 feet
of hose in good condition, whereas there
were 12,u^ feet in good shape when
Deasy left. The city council is to blame
for appointing a man who does not know
Ms business and who takes less interest
than any other man in the department,
in his work. I am glad that 'Progress'
has taken the matter up in the interest
of the city. There is plenty of room for
Still another regular man offers this
comment: "I see Chief Watson declares
he has two steamers in commission and
one in reserve. He's have to show me.
How can a steamer be in commission
that hasn't water in its boiler and isn't
ready for use? It's not, that's all there
is about it. The department is in no
shape at all at present, and every man
in the brigade knows it, the chief included."
Another of the call men, who has just
left the department, says the firemen's
sleeping places at the central hall nre
worse than pigsties. Four men, have
quit within the past month on account of
the filthy accommodation; He thinks
Deasy did not say half enough in his letter. There is, he says, grave doubt
whether there is even 2,000 feet of hose
in good condition. Between 2 and 3
o'clock and again in the evening there
nre only two men in tlie hall. Should
a fire start during those hours there
would be great delay in getting out.
And in conclusion will Chief Watson
or Aid. Oddy kindly state
Whether or not it is true that at the
recent fire at Dr. Gibbs' two of the cnll
men did not even turn out of their beds,
and the chief, knowing this, has tnken
no action?
Whether or not it is the fact that substitutes nre tnking the places of permanent men, which substitutes are strangers
to tlhe city and to the location of the fire
hydrants and boxes?
Whether or not if Chief Watson has-
I tened to have the fire cisterns filled as
soon as "Progress" came out last week,
giving the information that they were
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The "Made in Canada" fair which
opens in the Assembly hall on. Mvul.'j
at 3 p.m., will be one of the principal
attractions of the celebration, for iiiikKO
all the other events, it will last all >he
week. The fair will be under the auspices of the King's Daughters nnd the
proceeds will be given to charitable objects. Splendid support has been received from local manufacturers whose exhibits entirely line the hall, while the
centre is devoted to exhibits from Eastern Canada and Manitoba.
The decorations will be patriotic and
extremely hnndsome. At the entrance to
the hall an artistic flower stall will g'ad-
deu two of the senses. Advertisements
will take the form of charming and original costumes worn by the young ladies
who will assist the exhibitors. Besides
the actual exhibits there is a woman's
exchange, towards which every artistic
amateur is invited to contribute a specimen of her handiwork; a parcel delivery
office, where parcels and wraps may bo
left nnd checked; a mysterious tent,
where fortunes will be told; a demonstration of the making of candy; an Old
Country store; and a tea room where
tea, coffee and other refreshments will
be served between the hours of 4 and
10 each day.
On Monday, the opening day, the band
of H. M. S. Grafton will piny intermittently from 3 till 10 p.m., and at 7 o'clock
there will be speeches by His Honor
the Lieut-Governor, the Mayor, the]
Premier of the province, and others. On '
Tuesday evening a conversazione will be
held, the hall on that day being open
from 7 till 10 only. Wednesday evening
the Arion club will give one of their
charming concerts, nnd Miss D. Sehi will
give the dance which was one of the
chief features of the pantimime, "Alice
in Wonderland," last year. Thursday
is set aside for Patriotic Canada, for
which an exquisite programme by native
talent has been prepared. Friday evening a play will be given by the Misses
Sehl and a drill by the Fifth Regiment,
while on Saturday evening the bluejackets from H. M. S. Grafton will give
some of their most entertaining events.
This will be the closing day.
An effort will be made ns far as possible to use all local products in the refreshment room, while at Mrs. Watt's
book stall, pictures, photographs and
books by Canadian artists nnd authors
will be for sale, as also a cookery book
now published for the first time and
crammed with experience. At the candy
stall, in charge of the Hawthorne Circle,
none but home-made candies will be
served. Mr. Bancroft will provide his
excellent ice crenm throughout the week.
The Blue Ribbon Tea people will serve
their own products and provide a cookery
demonstration by an experienced lady
in a tent adjoining the hall. This should
prove a grent. attraction. The Hinton
Company are installing the light free of
The Indies have been working on tlie
arrangements for this show for the past
six months, and it will be fhe most unique
and original nlTnir ever held in Victorin.
It is to be hoped that the Victoria people will appreciate their efforts and patronize the various features to the fullest
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Chief of Police Stewart of Nanaimo
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his official capacity.
Enderby's newspaper is to be known
' ns the Edenograph.
j    Joseph    .Tacquin,    aged    eight,    wns
j drowned    at    Nelson last week,  while
heroically endeavoring to save tho life
of his younger brother.
A Grnuby miner has been rescued after 21 hours' burial in an ore chute, little the worse for wear.
Vancouver's harbor is to be protected
by the mounting of guns, with suitable
fortifications, at Points Grey and Atkinson.
New Westminster has won the much-
coveted distillery industry away from
Vancouver, and the council of tho Ter-
minnl City hns adopted an "it-wasn't-our-
fault resolution that reads like very
childish nonsense to outsiders.
Chinese friends of the condemned
Wong On and Wong Gow are raising
a highbinder story in nn endeavor to
snve the lives of the condemned men.
The Kamloops Standard says that a
delegation from the Kamloops , Liberal
Association waited upon Mr. Bostock
and urged him to accept the vacant
Senatorship from this province, and, we
are told, "Mr. Bostock looked favorably
upon tho suggestion, and will, if stronger
strings nre not .pulled in some other direction, become one of the august body."
It will relieve many nnxious minds to
know that the Kamloops Association
hns .settled whnt otherwise might be a
troublesome question. There hns been
nn impression lying around loose to the
effect thnt the Govern or-Genernl had
something to do with the appointment
of senators, (but we live nnd learn.
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One of the finest speeinionts of copper
ore shown in this city in a long time is
a mass of yellow copper brought down
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comes from a mine that is exceptionally
well situated and will be among the shippers within a few weeks. There are
other indications thnt West Const mining properties are coming to fhe front.
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slightest inkling of their plans.
There is considerable activity in city
renl estnte, nnd n prominent man in that
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better than it has ever been. Prices are
not yet showing much of nn appreciation, but the tendency is upward nnd
sales nre more numerous.
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Winnipeg has increased in population,
according to the municipal census, one
hundred per cent, in ten years, and
equally ■ iu the valuation of its taxable
property. The prairie city will, when
the next federal census is taken, easily
be the third eity in Canada, if it cannot
-already claim that honor. Why has Winnipeg grown? Certainly not because it
is a place where people would go in
search of ideal residential conditions.
Certainly not because ot beauty of situation. It has grown because the country around it has been developed, and so
great has the growth been, and so rapid
has been the accumulation of wealth,
that Victoria, which was past its first
youth before Winnipeg had a name, is
actually counting upon an influx of retired Winnipeggers as one of the factors
of its growth. The growth of a city depends upon the growth of the region
tributary commercially to that city. The
advantages which climate and beauty
of situation give are not to be despised.
They have also made cities grow and
will do so agadn, but the only solid and
substantial progress which any city can
enjoy is that which is based upon, the
expansion Of the commercial and industrial interests centering there. Let it
be granted at once that Winnipeg has
in the vast wheat area an exceptional
factor. We have nearer home an (example of even greater growth for which
no such cause cau be assigned. The
reference is to Seattle, which has increased 300 per cent, in population in
seven years. The fashion is to say that
the Klondike trade did it. That trade
did its share, but the almost superhuman
manner in which the people of Seattle
advertised their city as the Gateway to
Alaska did more. But there has been
another factor at work in building up
that city about which very little is said,
and it is in this respect that it supports
the argument drawn from Winnipeg and
gives an object lesson to Victoria. Sailing out of Seattle are an almost innumerable company of steamers, known as
"the mosquito fleet," little steamers,
some of them, which run once, twice or
three times a day to points up and down
the "Sound. The amount of traffic handled by this fleet is enormous. The
whole Alaska trade does not begin to
equal it. This traffic is perhaps the
chief cause of the commercial growth
and stability of Seattle, this and the
business developed within, the city by the
fact that its prosperity hns attracted a
large population.
What Winnipeg has done by its rail
connections and Seattle by its "mosquito fleet," Victoria can accomplish, if
her people go at it in the right way.
The natural resources of the region thnt
may be made commercially tributary to
Victoria are far greater than the resources of the areas tributary,to Winnipeg or Seattle. The difference is that
the exploitation of resources in the case
of Victoria's territory proceeds either
slowly or not at all, while in the case
of Winnipeg and Seattle it is proceeding with tremendous strides. Victoria
can have a railway bringing the trade
of the whole Island to her doors- and laying the North under tribute, and it can
have a "mosquito fleet" carrying traffic
to scores of places along our almost
illimitable coast line. Why do we not
have^ these things? To answer this
question correctly would require many
articles, and we hope to write them.
to see if they rightly discharge their
trust. Take an active part in the development of your heritage, by which
we do not mean the country in a territorial sense, but the community in a
business, social aud political sense. Victoria and British Columbia will be what
the young men make it.
To older men there is something to be
said in this connection, namely, that
they ought to welcome the enthusiasm
of youth. You need it. It is your interest to have things looked at from a
different point of view than that which
you necessarily occupy, from the point
of view from which you looked out in
the days when you were laying the
foundation of your careers. If you will
only stop to think for a moment about
those days, you will recall that your
elders were rather impatient with you
because things did not move fast enough
to suit you. Encourage young men in
your employ to participate in public
movements, not as your subordinates,
who nre expected to back up your views,
but as your equals, who have really a
greater stake in the country than you
have, although they may not have as
plethoric bank accounts or as much real
estate. Their stake is the lives they will
have to live, when you have passed off
the stage. Therefore, fathers, encourage your sons to take an active part in
the pubic life of the community. Employers encourage your young employees
to do the same thing. Encourage them
to find new and broad interests. Then
they will be better and stronger me' ,
men who will rise superior to petty
temptations and appreciate the necessity
of keeping sound minds in sound bodies.
isfied that all is as it should be in the
fire department.   "Progress" has it from
every member of the brigade who has
been spoken to in the matter that conditions in the department were never so
bad as now—that there is virtually no
discipline, and that Victoria's fire preparedness in  half a dozen  respecte  is
j dangerously faulty.    And the men who
| say so, should by nature of their business
j know what they are talking about. They
are prepared to state facts whenever the
fire wardens desire to take the bandagos
from their eyes and put the brigade in a
j state of efficiency.   Aid. Oddy is taking
I a  very  serious responsibility  upon  his
j shoulders under such circumstances, in
saying that there is no necessity for inquiry or reforms.
The young men  of Victorin do not
take nearly enough interest   in   public
matters,  ami   the one  thing thnt  this
town needs more than another to set it
going rapidly forward is a change in this
respect.     "Progress"   is   thinking   just
now, not of young men in general, but
of certain particular young men, who are j
never seen or heard of In connection with
any public movement.    Some  of them j
any   public   business   men;   others   are
young professional men: others are young |
men   working for   salaries; others nrc|
young men turning their hands to whnt-
ever honest undertakings they can find
to do.   Walk down the street with one
of them nnd he will talk readily about i
public affairs and talk well: but ask him
to take an active part in bringing about ■
the things be favors, except at election
times, nnd like the mnn in the parable,
he straightway begins to make excuse.
Press him, nnd the chances are thnt. he
will  tell yon thnt he "is not wanted.":
Now. young mnn. who is it thnt does I
not want you, or who do yon think has
the right tc say thnt you nre not want- j
od?   This country is your?.    Probably
older men own the most of it thnt is j
owned, and have nil the plnces thnt nre \
most worth having, but they nre tenants j
for lifp only, nnd they nre only holding,
things in trust for you.    Wntch them1
It was recently stated in a semi-public manner in this city that a disposition
exists in tlie Department of Education
to severely discourage anything like independent criticism on the part of teachers of the school system and its management. There must be some mistake
about this. It will surely not be suggested by any one in authority that a
man or woman by accepting a license as
a teacher forfeits even a scintilla of independence as a citizen. It is not objectionable for a government to insist that
its political appointees shall refrain from
comment upon the acts of those who appoint them, or else bear the consequences;
but teacherships are not political appointments. The teachers are the working staff of a grent public institution;
they are the people who know best of
all how the methods adopted from time
to time by the department are working
out in practice, and consequently they
are above all others the best qualified to
criticize and make suggestions. We
should expect to fiud the department
inviting criticism from interested and
well-informed people, who are in the
closest possible touch with the work
which the department is endeavoring to
do. Hence it is impossible to credit the
statement that tbe department is impatient of criticism, and that teachers indulge in it at their peril.
The department has a right to exact
a certain amount of submission from
teachers. While the law and the regulations stand, the teachers are bound to
pay regard to them, no matter how erro
neons they may think they may be in
some particulars. The department wou'd
be fully justified in frowning upon insubordination, but between insubordina
tion and freedom of criticism and suggestion there is a wide gulf and we cannot believe that the department does no I
recognize its existence. A story is fold
of the late Duke of Cambridge. Once
when he was Comamnder-in-C'hief, a
friend strongly recommended an officer
for promotion to a responsible post, The
Duke said: "Seems to me I heard something against .  Hasn't he written a
book, or something?" He was assured
that he had not, and promised to take
the matter under consideration. The
next day he met his friend, and exclaimed in his blunt way:    "I knew there
was  something  against  , and I've
found it out. He's one of those fellows
that think." The Duke was a good old
military Tory, and we take leave to
doubt that he has any successors in tlie
B. C. Board of Education.
Several rural correspondents have of
late taken it upon themselves to announce the prospective retirement from
the political arena of Mr. W. W. B. Mc-
Innea, now sitting in the local legislature
for Alberni, and not unnaturally the
Government party press has done its
best to help the story along, and facilitate its possible justification. Mr. Mc-
Innes has, however, not yet made his
exit. It is to be hoped that he will vary
the programme so willingly mapped out
for him; for now that Mr. Joseph Mar-
! tin has passed from the scene, he is
perhaps the most picturesque, interest-
; ing and magnetic personality in British
i Columbia's parliament.   An experienced
■ parliamentarian; a ready, convincing
: and at times truly brilliant debater; a
j clever politician—he has his.career be-
j fore him, and he is sufficiently blessed
■ with youth not to require to force the
hand of time.    Naturally Mr. Mclnnes
I has been somewhat chagrined at the
turns provincial affairs have taken during the past year or two. He only
missed the premiership when Hon. Col.
Prior went out of power by the bungling
interference of men of his own party. He
subsequently missed the Liberal leadership largely through devotion to compromise and expediency. Yet still he
should abide the progress of events.
Panties cannot make leaders, although
leaders make parties. If Mr. Mclnnes
is, as many hold, the natural leader of
his party in this province, the fates
will bring him to his proper place. And
he should not be so unsportsmanlike as
to handicap the game the fates elect to
play for him.
The made-in-Cauada" idea is a good
one and it might be given even a more
local color with advantage. Victoria
manufacturers say that the hardest place
to dispose of their products is in .this
city. The fault is not wholly with tbe
retail merchants. It has been in part the
fault of the manufacturers themselves,
who have been in some cases so chary of
the use of printers' ink that people here
hardly realize that their goods are, or at
least ought to he, on the local market.
There is really no prejudice against local
I products and in favor of goods from
elsewhere; but goods manufactured in
j other places are widely advertised in Vic-
I toria, and their names are household
i words. The manufacturers themselves
advertise them, not because they find
wholesale buyers in that way, but because the wholesale buyer will purchase
what the manufacturer advertises for
him. If Smith of Smithtown, Pennsylvania, advertises in every paper in Victoria that he makes the best possible
brick dust in the world, and a Victoria
man makes equally good brick dust and
does not advertise it at all, the Victoria
retailer will buy Smith's brick dust, because it is advertised. He buys the benefit of the advertising with every package
of brick dust. The people of the community can also help the local manufacturer by asking retailers for his goods.
This ought to be regarded as a duty by
all Victoria people.
Mr. Thomas Watson, chief of the Victoria fire department, and Aid. Oddy,
chairman of the council committee having especial jurisdiction over this branch
of the public service, have united in informing the Times that they propose to
take no notice of the criticism recently
offered in these columns with respect to
the administration of fire department
affairs and their present condition. The
chairman of the fire wardens takes it
upon himself to say without due inquiry
that there is no occasion for alarm—
no necessity either for investigation or
corrective measures. Apparently the
long-deferred big fire visitation is required to convince some persons in authority of the fallacy of trusting too much
to luck. Should such a fire occur with
its inevitable disclosures of fire depart-
men weaknesses, it, will be in order for
Aid. Oddy to explain "why. I hnd no
iden, etc." Unhappily thnt would
scarcely satisfy the sufferers in view
of the fact thnt Aid. Oddy has every
opportunity to know nnd it is his duty
to the citizens to know.   He is quite snt-
Mr. Fulton has been sworn in as Provincial Secretary, so that the ministry is
now complete. The fact that a Provincial
Secretary has not beer, found at all necessary for nearly a year, seems to indicate that the Constitution Act might
advantageously be amended by abolishing the office and consolidating its work
with that of some other department.
Nomination for the vacancy occasioned
by the acceptance by Mr. Fulton of this
position will take place on Mny 30th.
There is no word as yet of opposition.
It wns understood that Mr. Bostock
would contest the constituency in the
event of Mir, Fulton's entry into the government. What effect the mention of
his name in connection with the senatorial vacancy will have is not known.
A schoolmaster, who is principal of a
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the princely salary of ?50 per month,
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of a school must work for less than a
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there not a danger thnt we nre spoiling
a lot of young men by training them
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The Week
in Society.
Charming " At Homes " the Feature of the Closing Week—His
Honor's Victoria Day Dinner.
Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich entertained the following ladies and gentlemen at dinner at their residence on Head
street last Saturday evening, the flagship band being in attendance, and the
arrangements otherwise being perfection: His Honor the Lieut.-Governor,
Mrs. Mills, Mrs. Archer Martin, Col.
and Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Miles, Paymaster and Mrs. Ling, Mr. and Mrs. H.
R. Beaven, Miss Dunsmuir, Mr. Roland
Stuart, Mr. R. B. Powell and Mr. L.
Blackler, R.N.
•  »  •
The marriage of Miss Mabel Davey,
daughter of Mr. Frederick Davey, to
Clarence Deaville, son of Mr. W. B.
Deaville, of the Gorge road, was solemnized at the Centennial church by Rev.
J. P. Westman, who came from! New
Westminster for the occasion, on Wednesday evening last. The bride was
gowned in cream crepe de chine over
cream taffeta trimmed with clung lace
and chiffon, and carried a shower
bouquet of cream roses and fern. The
bridesmaids were Miss Ethel Mills,
cousin of the bride, and Miss Florence
Deaville, sister of the bridegroom. Each
was gowned in cream voile with tene
riffe lace and ruchtngs of silk, and wore
wreathes of forget-me-nots. They carried bouquets of pink roses tied with
blue ribbon, and wore pearl brooches,
gifts of the bridegroom. The groomsmen
were Mr. Geo. Deaville and Mr. Frank
Davey, while Mr. Bert Richardb andl
Mr. Arthur Deaville acted as ushers. The
church, which was decorated by friends
of the contracting parties, looked very
pretty indeed. Three arches had been
constructed on either aisle, covered with
ivy, clematis and white lilac. The altar
and platform were decorated with white
flowers and a background of palms. As
the bride entered the church the choir
* sang "The Voice That Breathed O'er
Eden." Mr. Parsons, the organist,
played the bridal march from "Lohengrin" as the guests were entering the
•church, and Mendelssohn's wedding
march as the bridal party left' the
church. Only the immediate friends and
relatives were invited to the wedding
supper, the following being present: Mr.
and Mrs. W. B, Deaville, Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Deaville, the Misses Deaville, Mr.
and Mrs. F. W. Davey, Mrs. Arthur
Davey, Mr. and Mrs. John Mills, Miss
Mills, Mr. and Mrs. ,T. G. Richards, Miss
Richards, Dr. Richards, Mr. Burt Richards, Mrs. J. R. Richards, Mr. and Mrs.
William Souden, the Misses Souden, Mr.
and Mrs. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Hall, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hall, Mr. and
Mrs. Gordon Grant, Dr. Frank Morris,
Mrs. Morris, Miss Carlyon, Rev. and
Mrs. J. P. West'man, Mr. Edward Parsons, Mr. George Deaville and Mr. Arthur
Deaville. The supper room decorations
were pink roses, lilies of tlie valley and
smilax. The members of Centennial
church choir presented the bride with a
silver tea service, and the B. 0. Permanent Loan & Investment Co.'s local staff
gave a drawing room table. The other
presents, which almost filled one room1,
were too numerous to mention. The
young couple left that evening for Harrison Hot Springs for their honeymoon.
They will reside on the Gorge road in
the new house which is being built for
« * »
Last Saturday the first year students
in arts of Victoria College held a most
enjoyable picnic at the Gorge. Proceeding far up the Arm a landing was made
and games and other amusements indulged in. The first year students present were: Misses L. Mowat and K. Pot-
tinger, and Messrs. J. Clearihue, C.
Rogers and F. Wood. The invited guests
were: Misses M. Cameron, B. Munsie,
K. Munsie, H. Fraser and L. Saunders,
and Messrs. H. Brown, H. Pope, H.
Whyte, G. Stephen and J. Gibson. Mrs.
William Cameron and Mrs. Wood acted
as chaperons.
* *   *
Progress owes an expression of regret
to a very estimable young lady and gentleman of this city for having coupled
their names last week in connection witli
an interesting announcement. The statement was made on what seemed to be
unquestionable authority, but it appears
to have been a mistake, and Progress
hopes that the persons most directly interested will accept this apology.
* *   *
Mrs. Troup gave a tea at Robleda, her
home on Belcher street, last Saturday,
in order that her friends might see the
beautiful clematis which covers one side
of her house. The large number of
guests spent a very enjoyable time, and
much admired the mass of white bloom
over the green background with which
the south side of the house is covered,
and may only be seen from that side.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of Mr.
George Wilt Clinton, paymaster for the
Wellington Colliery Company nt Cumberland, to Miss Jessie Shaw, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shaw, of Col-
It is understood that there will be no
formal entertaining this year by any
of the residents along the Arm on the
24th, owing to different causes. There
will doubtless be a few small parties,
but that will be all. This very pleasant
feature of Victoria's chief holiday is not
abandoned by any means, but owing to
an unusual combination of circumstances
will not be observed this year.
* *   *
Miss Agnes Russell, of this city, left
last evening for Chicago, where a married sister resides. Miss Russell will be
very much missed by a large circle of
friends, especially in connection with
musical events. In a very unpretentious
manner she made excellent use of her
great natural talent.
* »   *
Mr. German French, mining engineer,
who was recently resident in this city,
is now located in Mexico, where he is
engaged in carrying out some extensive
works at Ferrerai Sam Miguel, Laenal-
tipan. Mr. French writes that tlie present progress of Mexico is due to the introduction of English and Canadian capital.
* *   *
On Wednesday of last week Mr. Robt.
Holland Owen, brother of Captain
Owen, was united in marriage to Miss
Nellie Fairall, youngest daughter of the
late Mr. H. Fairall. The wedding was
a surprise to all their many friends, so
when they heard of it a surprise party
was formed and a jolly evening spent.
* *   *
Lady Bromley has returned from the
country, and will now remain in the city
until after her son's marriage with Miss
May Dunsmuir, which will take place
early in June. Her daughter, Mis§,
Esther Bromley, will arrive in Victoria
from England next week.
* *   *
The marriage was solemnized in Seattle this week of Mr. L. S. Humber, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Humber, of Victoria, and Miss Mabel F. Bechtel, daughter of the late Meyer Bechtel, also of
this city. The young couple have taken
up their residence here.
Mrs. MacTavish gave a smart tea at
her residence on Haywood avenue,
Thursday. The decorations, which were
in green and white, were very effective-
narcissus, white clematis and white
lilac being particularly noticeable.
■   •   •
[ Mrs. D. Kilpatrick and her little boy,
j of Cumberland, and Miss Williams, of
i Vancouver, are spending a few days
j with Mrs. Kilpatrick, on Cadboro Bay
! road.
I *   *   *
The many friends of Mrs. J. H. S.
Sweet, who has been at Harrison Hot
| Springs for several weeks, will be glad
to learn that her sojourn there is proving
very beneficial to her health.
* *   •
Mr. Alfred G. P. Fletcher and Mrs,
Fletcher (nee Marcon), who were married in this city on April 30th last, have
taken up their residence at 11 Gloucester
street, Toronto.
Mrs. H. W. Newlands, wife of Mr.
Justice Newlands, and Miss Stewart,
who spent the winter in Southern California, have taken up their residence at
51 South Turner street.
* *   *
By the advice of her physicians, Miss
Nason will leave in a few days for California. She is now nappily convalescent
from her recent serious illness.
* •   •
Mrs. Smith, who has been visiting her
mother, Mrs. Heisterman, during the
winter, intends leaving for Dawson on
June 9th.
* *   *
Mr. Frank Bennett is recovering
rapidly from a very serious operation,
which he underwent recently at the Royal Jubilee hospital.
Mrs. Thomas R. Smith gave a very
pleasing At Home Thursday nfternoon
at "Ethewold," her residence on Cook
* «   *
The officers of the Navy will entertain
their friends at the Canteen grounds on
the afternoon of June 1st next.
«   *   »
The Commodore will hold a reception
on H. M. S. Grafton on June 2nd, to
witness a naval regatta.
* *  •
Miss Gertrude Wells is visiting at the
home of Mr. E. F. DeFoe, 67 Superior
Mr.  R.   W.   Dunsmuir   is   ill   with
typhoid fever, but his condition is   as
favorable as can be expected.
*   *   *
Mrs. John A. Douglas and Miss
Margaret Nuttal left last Thursday for
* *   *
Miss Jeanne McAlpine visited New
Westminster this week to sing at   the
meeting of the Methodist conference.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Wilson, of Cnrlton
street, Toronto, will divide the summer
months between this city and Vancouver.
* ♦   *
The engagement is announced of Mr.
Redfern, of Robert Ward & Co., Ltd.,
to Miss Redfern.
* *   *
Mrs. Leeming, of Dallas road, gnve a
small pnrty Wednesday for Miss Russell,
who is lenving for Chicago.
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Mrs. Williams, of Greenwood, is visiting with her mother, Mrs. Macfarlane,
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* *   *
Mrs. J. H. Todd gave a large tea at
her home on Johnson street on the afternoon of the 18th.
* *   »
His Honor the Lieut.-Governor entertains at dinner at Government House on
Tuesday evening next.
* *   *
Miss Nellie Nuttal will spend a few
days' vacation with Mrs, Robert Welch,
«   *   *
The marriage of Mr. Napier Dennison
and Miss Ethel Walbran is announced to
take place on July 19th.
Machinery   of   Justice    Slips   a   Cog
Through Most Inexcusable Failure
in Provision.
It is with more or less regret that
Progress finds itself called upon to draw
public attention to a piece of culpable
negligence on the part of the provincial
government. It appears that in a certain bailiwick of British Columbia the
workings of that ancient institution, the
British Constitution, were seriously embarrassed by reason of the fact that the
deputy sheriff was uot attired in a dress
suit, and, it is added, with what degree
of truth this deponent saith not, that the
wheels of the Car of Justice were arrested for a considerable space of time,
while the deputy sheriff aforesaid skirmished around to barrow the necessary
apparel. Surely this likewise ought not
to be. The McBride government ought
to see that its myrmidons are properly
attired in order that justice may be properly administered. If the munificent
salary of $40 per month be alleged insufficient to permit a deputy sheriff to go
dressed like Soloman in all his glory,
dress suits ought to go with the office
and be constructed on an adjustable plan
so that in case an officer should be removed for pernicious partisanship, it
can be made to fit his successor. It is
also desirable that the law dn regard to
these matters should be made explicit.
A story is told of a certain North Carolina judge, who was incensed because
the sheriff appeared at court with a white
vest on. "Mr. Sheriff," said he, "do you
not know that the law requires you to
appear dn a black coat and vest." To
which the sheriff replied that he was
aware of the fact, and that he was so
attired. "Your vest is white, sir," thundered the judge, "and it ought to be
black." "Excuse me," answered the
sheriff, "tlie law says nothing about the
color of the vest. It simply says I must
wear a black coat and vest. I have a
black coat and I have on a vest. It also
says that the sheriff must have a cocked
hat and sword.' Does this mean that the
sword must be cocked?" It is alleged
that the business of the court proceeded
forthwith. Iu view of the possibility of
errors of this kind being committed,
whereby the liberty of the subject may
be greviously imperilled, it is to be hoped
that any legislation which may be introduced will be as explicit as language
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Grand March Richard Wagner
2nd Mt. Raff's Symphony "Leonore"
 Arr. Tobani
Sacred Aria "For All Eternity"..
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"God Save the King."
Hon. Premier McBride having resigned the Provincial Secretaryship, Hon.
Fred. J. Fulton, K.C., of Kamloops, has
accepted the office vacated nnd been
sworn in. the writ for a new election
being issued and nomination day fixed
for the 30th instant. It is suggested that
the by-election in I.illooet will be made
simultaneous, nnd that other pendiug
election petitions will be dropped.
For the post week a demonstrator has
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In times gone by, just as it does now, meant THE picnic of the year, But
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The Lumber
Plain Statement of a Grievianee
That Has Two Contrasted Aspects According to Viewpoint
The Pacific Coast Lumber Manufacturers' Association has issued a circular
to the mill owners suggesting that all
mills shall be closed one day in each
week in order to curtail the output. It
appears from tlie circular that fifteen
mills are now running half time, and
thirty-two mills are closed. Only one
of these is a British Columbia mill,
namely, that of the Cowichan Lumber
Company, which has been shut down for
several years. One hundred and sixty-
eight mills have agreed to curtail their
output, the only British Columbia establishment among them being the Che-
mainus mill. The circular, which is
dated May 12th, says: "Some of the
mills will close down four days in the
month; others will curtail a portion of
their capacity equivalent to a total cessation of one day in the week; still others
contemplate closing down entirely for
several weeks. The total curtailment is
a trifle over 10,000,000 feet, or about
50,000,000 feet per month." The circular adds that "it is the firm belief of the
best posted mill men that cnrtnilment is
necessary." This circular is issued by
the "Rail Trade Branch" of the Association, and so presumably has no reference to the condition of the market elsewhere than in America.
The association wishes the British
Columbia mill mem to join with them in
curtailing the output. There is something is this request that is worthy of
special attention. If the demands of
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Canadian mill owners to co-operate with
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of the latter market, so far as the mills
of British Columbia are concerned, that
their exports to it could safely be disregarded by the Puget Sound mills in considering the best policy to be adopted.
The only reason for nsking the British
Columbia mills to close down partially
is to enable the United States mills to
work off more of their surplus in Canada.
This jug-handled kind of arrangement
very naturally meets with strenuous opposition from the mill men of this province.
In order that the difficulties surrounding the case mny be fairly understood
it is proper to point out that under the
existing tariff Canada exports very much
more lumber to the United States than
she imports from   that  country.    Last
year the total exports of wood and manufactures of wood to the United States
were valued at $18,911,924,  of  which
$12,503,810 consisted of what is known
as lumber, $1,596,181   of  shingles, and
$1,558,500 of pulp. The imports of wood
and its manufactures   from   the   same
country were valued nt $6,701,139, of
Which $5,023,038 worth came   in   duty
free.   The argument deduced from this
condition of things is that the present
tariff arrangement works very greatly to
the benefit of Canada, and that to do
anything that would reduce our export
to tbe United Stntes would be a mistaken policy.   If we tnke lumber off the
free list, it is claimed that the United
States will increase the duty on lumber
and thereby shut the products  of   our
mills wholly out of the market of that
country.   It is claimed that this would
be a worse evil than that resulting from
the competition to which British Columbia mills nre subjected.   It is nlso to be
mentioned  thnt,  while the existing arrangement, is perfectly acceptable to the
Eastern provinces, it is hurtful to this
province, and thus a local clement enters ,
into the case.   Another factor is the de- i
mand  of  the  people of  Manitoba  nnd
the Northwest to be nllowed to purchase
their lumber where they   enn    get   it
cheapest.    These   considerations    show
thnt the question is by no menus free
from difficulty.
On the other hand the British Columbia lumbermen claim thnt they nre the
only manufacturers in Cnnndn who nre
not protected, nnd thnt if it is not proper
to insist that the purchaser of, say, cotton goods shall hnve the right to buy
them where he en: get them the cheapest, it ought nol o be considered just
to apply that rnli to lumber. Tbe answer mnde to this ;s that the Dominion
government is seeVng to settle the
Northwest nnd therefore wants to make
the conditions encountered by tlie homo-
seeker ns easy as possible: but to this the
reply is made that if British Columbia
mills hnd the Northwest market to themselves, competition would keep down the
price to n reasonable figure, In regard
to the probability thnt the United Stntes
would put a higher duty on Canadian
lumber if Cnnndn puts n duty on whnt
now comes in fri>e, it is pointed out that
the fact of such n disparity between the
imports nnd exports of lumber between
the   two   countries   is   proof   positive
that the United States needs our
lumber and that the consumer in
that ccuntry would have influence
enough to prevent an attempt to
shut out the Canadian produce. The
case has a local aspect in that country
as well as with us. The Puget Sound
and Oregon mill men clnmor for protection against Canadian products, but the
consumers in the Eastern States want
our lumber duty free, if they can get it.
Such seems to be a fair presentation
of the case, and as it seems to be conceded by both political parties that the
tariff shall be so arranged as to secure
at least fair play to Canadian producers,
it is clearly the duty of the federal government to take tlie matter up and seek
to discover an adequate remedy. Whether this ought to take the shape of a duty
on lumber from the United States, or
whether the strict enforcement of the law
as it now stands would make certain
grades of lumber dutiable that now come
in free and thus afford a measure of relief, of whether there are other means
by which the reasonable demands of the
British Columbia lumberman can be met
are matters that call for expert knowledge and cannot profitably be discussed |
in a newspaper.
Editor Progress: Will you kindly publish the following in the interest of fair
play and British Justice:
Non-compliance with tho ballot box
and under the pretext of non-compliance
with the Licensing Act:
To the Taxpayers, Residents and
Householders of Comox District:
Having been requested by friends and
those who signed my petition that I
should renew my application for a
license at the next sitting of the
licensing court, I feel that some explanation is due. There have appeared several articles over various signatures
which may have 'been attributed to me
being the author, any knowledge of
which I must disclaim, but it might be
well for me to explain matters fully, and
I do so over my own signature. When
I first mode application I did so with
the encouragement of the license inspector of my ultimate success. Before the
election last fall I was waited upon by
the returning officer, a gentleman I was
acquainted with, but one who had never
been inside my premises for the last five
years. He informed me that one of the
board who had been mainly instrumental in opposing my application had
| changed his mind, and was decidely in
1 favor of it. It was for that reason, aud
j that only, I renewed my application.
i Owing to circumstances, which I have
I explained at the licensing court. I have
I been forced into this application, and
although I may be applying for some,
thing which may not appeal to everybody's sympathy, I have not lost all
self-respect, which I consider I should
do were I to renew my application and
lay myself open to the indignity and insult offered to uie by the license inspector,
which up to this time neither the attorney-general nov the board nor the
inspector'have tendered any apology for.
| Until I have tlie assurance of the board,
with the knowledge they have of the
necessity, that they will endeavor to
grant imy request, instead of placing
every obstacle in the way, I have no
intention of putting myself to trouble
and expense to obtain signatures, only
to receive the information under pretext
that I had not complied with the act. At
the same time, at the sacrifice of all personal feeling, nnd on the fnce of strong
opposition, I will never fnil to raise my
protest to the highest source when T am
denied equnl rights and protection which
every citizen and British subject can demand. Considering the rond work for
this season is aibnndoned in this district,
owing to the want of funds, one would
think thnt the government, in the fnce
of a deficit, would influence it officials
in endeavoring to increase its revenue
instead of sanctioning their efforts to
thwart, nnd refuse funds tendered for
a bona fide necessity. This method, nnd
similnr ones, of conducing the business
of the country is sufficient evidence to
show how the deficit hns nrisen in the
public funds, which, if nllowed to continue, will be the means of many tnx-
pnyers who have hitherto supported the
government changing their policy, nnd
when the occasion occur for them will
comply with the ballot box ncordiugly.
Thanking you for your support in the
> past. I am, Indies nnd gentlemen, yours
| truly.
Tho ninnnger of the Seamen's Institute
{ acknowledges with thanks the receipt of
rending matter during   the   month    of
| April from the following:    Miss A. G.
Law, Mrs. Wm.   Atkins.   Mrs.   H. D.
Helmcken,   Mrs.    R.    Mnynnrd,    Mrs.
(Cnpf. W.) O'Leary, Mrs. Wm. Wilson,
Quebec street; Mrs. R. B. McMicking,
Mrs. G. S. Rtniner,    Mrs.    J. A. Van
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Mr. J. C. Mnckny,   Mr.   David A. N.
i Ogilvy,  Mr.  S.  G.  Russell,  the Times
| and Colonist daily papers nnd the locnl
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; Mnri" Bailey nnd Mrs. G. S.  Stniner,
; flowers.   The following cash donation on
behnlf of the Institute is nlso grnfefnlly
acknowledged, Mrs. Wm. Atkins, $1.
United Empire
Canada Does Well to Honor the
Memory of Their Self-Sacrifice.
A Suggestion.
*"ln the province of New Brunswick
May ISth is a public holiday known as
Loyalist Day, for on that day one hundred and twenty-one years ago the first
shiploads of those devoted, patriots,
known as the United Empire Loyalists,
landed nt what is now the city of St.
John. Much hns been written in a
desultory way of these people and a few
attempts hnve been made to deal with
them in a historical-biographical fashion.
A few poems have been written nbout
them, but oddly enough it has remained
for an Englishman, now a resident of
British Columbia, Mr. Clive Pliillipps-
Wolley, to catch the real spirit of the
Loyalist movement nnd embalm it in
verse. The chief historian of the movement, Charles Sabine, a resident of the
State of Massachusetts, says of the
Loyalists that they were undoubtedly
the best educated and highest types of
people in the revolted colonies. In many
instances they were persons of wealth,
Who sacrificed everything they had rather
than remain in a land which had rebelled against British rule. It is true
that their departure was in many cases
hastened by the persecutions to which
they were subjected in their homes by
those whose cause they would not espouse, but they might [have remained had
they preferred prosperity and rebellion
to privation and loyalty. It is useless
at this late day to discuss the wisdom of
their course. Suffice it to say that it is
to them that Britain owes Canada, and
that as the years roll round the name
bestowed upon them, "United Empire
Loyalists," grows in significance.
In all the Loyalist families stories are
preserved of those days "that tried men's
souls." Some of them have a tinge of
romance; all of them have a strain of
tragedy. We are told of delicate women,
reared in the luxury of which Winston
Churchill speaks in his novel, "Richard
Carvel," who were compelled to face the
rigors of an intensely cold winter in
tents, with scant provision for food; of
strong men who succumbed to the hardships which they had to endure to keep
their wives and children alive by labor
to which their hands were unaccustomed. Some compensation was made
them by the British government for their
sacrifices during the war, but this only
came to hand after many disappointments, and by a strange irony of fate
money that should have gone to some of
them was actually in some instances
paid to relatives who had remained in
the United States in comfort on the
family homesteads. Notwithstanding
this they never flinched in their loyalty
to the flag and the crown, as the pnrt
they took in the war of 1812 abundantly
It is not too much to say that the Loyalist spirit is what preserved Canada to
the Empire and made a really United
Empire possible. Without disparagement to the English, Scotch and Irish
colonists who came to the Eastern provinces during the first half of the last
century, it may be truthfully said that
they did not bring with them a very
fervid attachment to the Mother Country. They were not in any sense disloyal,
but to them British North America was
next thing to a foreign country, and having severed all their chief tics to the land
of their birth, they were not particularly
anxious to preserve the slight one that
remained. But the Loyalists had made i
sacrifices for British connection nnd they I
valued that connection in proportion to
the sacrifices. Their spirit proved contagious and thus wns. kept alive in what
is now Canada nn attachment to the British crown and British institutions, which
is without historical precedent. It may
be accepted that among ithe descendants
of the Loyalists there are few whose
ancestors hnve not lived in America for
from one hundred and fifty to more than
two hundred nnd fifty yenrs, and through
all the generations thnt have come and
gone during those long years the feeling
of attachment to the Union Jack and nil
which it implies has been kept alive, so
that it is to-day as strong ns, if not
stronger than, ever. Of no other people can this be now said, nor could it
ever have been said. Therefore the Loyalist movement nnd Loyalist Day are
worthy of passing notice, and it .would
be a fitting thing if the descendants of
these patriots in Victoria, whether they
came in ships to St. John or Halifax, or
overland to Ontario, should meet next
Loyalist Day and in some worthy manner do honor to the men from whom they
are sprung and the principles for which
their ancestors sacrificed everything but
MAY 24TH, 1904.
Naval and Indian War Canoe Races,
Four-oared Amateur Senior and Junior,
B. C. Championship. The warships of
the Pacific squadron will be open to
At Beacon Hill Park at 9 p.m.
Band Concerts afternoon and evening.
Reduced rates from all points.
G. H. BARNARD, Mayor.
W. C. MORESBY, Secretary.
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Telephone 629.   P.O. Box 488. PROGRESS,    SATURDAY   MAY   21,   1904
Players and
The Play.
New Home of High Class Vaudi-
ville is Beady for Dedication—
The Four Cohans High Class.
No one who has made even the imost
superficial study of the trend of popular
taste in things theatrical can doubt for
a moment that the demand for high
class vaudeville entertainment is strong-
* er and more insatiable to-day than ever
it was before. The houses that cater
for patronage with short, crisp specialties—and these are what make up the
vaudeville programmes—and into which
one may drop at any hour and leave
when it pleases him, are the ones that
are making the money, not only in great
cities, where vaudeville parties have
long been the rage, but in the western
cities as well. The vaudeville fashion
was some little time in reaching the
Coast, but now that it is here, it seemingly is universal. If it were not, one
would scarcely find the houses devoted
to this special class of entertainment
here, in Vancouver, in New Westminster, and in other provincial cities, crowded each afternoon and evening while the
more pretentious houses and attractions
receive scant patronage. The trouble in
Victoria dn the past toas been- to find
suitable premises wherein to cater .id-
vanitageously to the new-born and popular demand, and this has now been met
by the erection of a brand new theatre
dedicated exclusively to family vaudeville, which will be formally opened to
the public on Monday evening next wita
a long bill of ten separate and attractive
The Grand, as this new theatre is
named, has been built expressly for a
family theatre by Mr. John Hepbii":i,
a little below Government street on
Johnson, and will be managed by that
veteran in theatrical affairs, Mr. Robert
Jamieson, formerly manager of the Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo and New
Westminster opera houses—a gentleman
bearing the reputation in theatrical circles of being the most energetic and
keenest house manager in Western Oanr
ada. Such a bill of attractions as that
with which he opens his new temple of
' .amusement to the public he plainly admits exceeds in value many a programme
whieh in the past ihe has offered to his
patrons at ten times the admission
price he now will ask—10 cents for
matinees and 10 and 20 for evenings,
according to the seat locations.
The theatre whose fortunes Mr. Jamie-
(son will hereafter direct is now receiving the finishing attentions of the decorators. It is only equalled in capacity
and completeness of 'arrangements by
two other continuous vaudeville houses
north of San Francisco, these being the
Grand ait Vancouver and the new Or-
pheum in Seattle, both of which houses
aire on tlie same circuit and play the
same attractions as will appear from
week to week under Mr. Jamieson's management.
The lower floor, which measures 80
feet by 30 feet wide, exclusive of the
stage, has an adequate slope, which insures a perfect view from every seat; as
has also the balcony. The seats are arranged in three rows; one down each side
, and one in, the centre, with two wide
aisles down the length and one across.
There is a roomy vestibule in the front,
on the right hand side of which is the
box office, a wide stairway in the centre
leading to the balcony. A brick arch
separates the auditorium from the stage;
a stand pipe with hose attached has been
placed on the stage, and the city's fire
and building by-laws have been strictly
complied with in every respect. Besides the ample exits in the front, there
are two emergency exits, one on either
side of the piano, which lead out under
the stage through a six-foot door to the
vacant lot at the back. The operating
room, from which the moving pictures
are thrown, is lined with fire-proof material, so that every provision possible for
safety has been taken.
Particular attention also has been paid
to the comfort of patrons in the placing
of the seats and in providing perfect ventilation. A large sign brilliantly illuminated with electric lights is being placed
in position.
The stage, which is twenty feet deep,
has a proscenium opening twenty feel:
Wide by fifteen feet high, nnd is equipped
with a complete set of regular scenery,
painted by Pan] Beygrau. The comfort
of the artist* is provided for by four
large dressing rooms, nicely carpeted and
properly furnished; and there is also
space under the stage for a large heater,
which will be installed before the commencement of the cold weather, and from
which heating pipes will radiate through
the auditorium.
Manager Jamieson stntes thnt the
Grand will cater to ladies, children and
gentlemen, and that it is his aim to furnish them with continuous vaudeville of
the most refined and novel character, and
thnt be will so arrange its programme
that there will be ronstnnt diversity and
diversion for everyone. To that end
neither expense, talent nor energy will
be economized in the booking of attractions; or in the management of the house.
The Grand hns been placed mi the Edison Unique Thentre circuit, the same circuit that furnishes the nttrnctions for tho
Edison, which is under the able management of Mr. Erickson, and the most
friendly relations exist between the two
managers. Mr. Jamieson states that the
Edison puts up the uest show that can
possibly be given for ten cents, and that
the Grand will differ from it only in giving a larger show—that is in number of
turns—and sometimes in giving bigger
acts, which can be put on the larger stage
of the Grand, and which could not be put
on the smaller stage of the Edison. For
this reason the prices of the Grand will
be slightly higher, 20 cents being charged
for part of the lower floor and 10 cents
for the remaining lower floor seats and
for the balcony. The matinee prices will
be 10 cents all over the house.
The opening week's bill at the new
theatre will be worthy of special mention even in times to come, for nothing
like it in variety has ever before been
offered at such prices in British Columbia. The roster is headed by the Burkes,
expert club jugglers and hoop rollers,
who rightly are classed by the profession
as standing supreme in their neat specialty. The Bice Brothers, German dialect comedians, are next upon the bill;
and fresh from the Kansas City Or-
pheum come the three "Marvellous
Dentons," acrobats extraordinary. Mr.
and Mrs. Clark Mounts contribute "fifteen minutes of high class singing and
talking"; and Mr. Juan Peralto, a pleasing baritone, sings "The Silent Violin,"
the song being illustrated with a series
of 'truly beautiful slides colored in the
perfection of modern art as applied to
projectoscopes. Edison's up-to-date and
fascinating moving pictures, shown with
a new and latest model kinetoseope, will
complete the bill.
* *   *
The Four Cohans, in their presentation at the Victoria theatre on Thursday
evening of Mr. George M. Cohan's musical comedy "Running For Office," much
more than redeemed the expectations of
their audience. As is not unusual, the
coming of this strong body of comedians
and singers, in a farce that has real
body to it as well as picturesque ness,
wit, and bright new music, did not Iraw
more than a third house at the best—
the oven-boomed and infinitely less meritorious "Girl From Dixie" had taken off
the cream of the available patronage.
In structure "Running For Office" is
somewhat akin to George Ade's "County Chairman." It is a satirical skit on
municipal politics in the neighbor republic, and has domestic and lovers' tangles
to make it further interesting. The principals are strong and clever, and the
musical forces adequate to heavier demands than are made upon them. There
are several pretty songs and effective
choruses, but the palm must go to Miss
Delia Nivens, the contralto, for her song
"I'll Be there in the Public Square," with
the double sextette chorus and dance—
a feature on a par for merit with the
"Pretty Maidens" of "Florodora." The
singers of the Cohans' company are all
distinctly capable.
* *   *
It is a little curious that in the writing
of his musical farce "Running For
Office," Mr. George M. Cohan has succeeded in bringing together the four
starring members of the family in exactly the same relationships that they actually occupy in life—Messrs. Jerry J.
and Helen F. Cohan being the husband
and wife, "Mr. and Mrs. John Tiger,"
and Mr. George M. and Miss Josephine
Cohan respectively son and daughter.
It is probably mere coincidence, but it
is doubtful if there is another such coincidence in the modern drama.
if   i*.. .#
Important alterations and improvements at the Victoria theatre have been
decided upon, Mr. Boscowifz, the proprietor and manager, having accepted
plans which will increase the seating^ac-
commodation from 900 to 1,500, while
greatly improving the appearance of the
house and its comfort—as well as affordL
ing increased stage accommodation. The
improvements will involve an outlay of
about $30,00, but will make fhe Victoria
thoroughly up-to-date in every respect.
* »   *
Daisy Deane, a pretty chorus girl who
dazzled fhe public from the front row in
De Wolfe Hopper's "Wang" has1 announced her forthcoming marriage to
William Chittenden, of Winnipeg, a
prosperous fur buyer and ranchman, Sh6
will not, however, let a little thing like
marriage interfere with her stage career.
. .* * *
As an additional celebration attraction, Manager Fred. W. Dniley had
booked his "Maloney's Picnic," just such
a farce ns the mime implies, for presentation nt the Victoria theatre on the
evening of the 24th instant; Under advice, however, of the general fate of
Victoria Day theatricals, it has been
thought best to cancel.
* *   *
The report that Manager Fred. W.
Dailey and Miss Edna Keeley, the
vivacious comedienne, had joined forces,
appears to be what the war correspondents describe as a canard. That it should
be so is subject of regret, from the
standpoint of both t'he interested parties,
* *    *
Mr. Steve O'Brien, of Seattle, formerly of this city, is t'o take a vaudeville
show to Nome. From current reports it
will be a tropical number.
* »   ♦
Miss Mnrrnck has announced an unavoidable postponement of the contemplated juvenile production of "The
Tirates of Penzance."
Arion Club.
An Educator.
What This Organization Has Done
For Art and for
The circumstance that the ever-popular Arion Club with their concert at
Institute Hall last Monday brought
their twelfth season to a close, suggests
a speculation as to whether Victorians
as a community are as appreciative as
they rightly should be of what this far-
famed male choir has done and still is
doing for the city. Victoria's Arion Club
is unique among the musical bodies of
the Pacific Coast. It is in Canada tlie
only organization of its kind with the
exception of the equally celebrated Mendelssohn Club of Toronto. As an educative influence for good music it fairly
may be classed one of the most important factors in Western Canada, bringing
the best in music within the comprehension of those not so fortunate as to have
the undeniable advantages of musical
education—creating and satisfying a
popular demand for richer, fuller and
more worthy music than that commonly
to be found in concert programmes or
even in the current operatic offerings.
Ooincidentally the crab has given deep,
satisfying and long-remembered pleasure to all who have had the pleasure of
attending its numerous concerts, has
stimulated musical study and growth
among its members, and has published
the fame of Victoria abroad as a centre
of musical culture and excellence in attainments. For it is to be questioned
if any other city of so limited population the wide world over possesses such
a club—one whose performances outclass
for quality and artistic finish those of
more than ninety per cent, of the much
advertised touring professional musical
The Arion Club was organized in February of 1893, the original members being Messrs. F. W. Thomas, Ernest
Wolfe (now musical director for the Pollard Opera Company), J. C. M. Keith,
E. H. Bussell, Algernon S. Aspland (who
afterwards embraced a professional
career as an opera tenor), K. J. Middle-
ton, A. C. Martin, J, Kingham, S. Y.
Wootton, J. Sterling Floyd, the late
William Greig, Alf. Hood, Herbert Kent,
George Henwood, W. S. Goodwin, James
Martin, C. W. Rhodes, Ed. Grizzelle,
Percy Wollaston, jr., George Jay, W. II.
Pegram, Godfrey Booth, E. A. Jacob,
Ross Munro and George Shedden. The
active members to-day are: First tenors,
W. H. Binns, J. L. Forrester, A. T. Goward, J. C. M. Keith, A. Muir and M. C.
Reynard; second tenors, J. Brookes, F.
Galbraith, J. II. Griffiths, L. W. Hall,
D. D. Muir, S. Y. Wootton and M. R.
C. Worlock; first basses, W. Goodwin,
A. S. Gore, R. A. C. Grant, H. Kent, B.
C. Mess, R. R, Monro, Geo. Phillips, F.
M. Russell and F. Waddington; second
basses, G. Booth, G. Henwood, G. Jay,
J. Mullins, C. W. Rhodes, F. .1. Sehl, W.
Williams and P. Wollaston. And the
auxiliary members: First tenors, J. L.
Gibson and F. P. Savage; second, tenors,
H. Dier and F. H. Worlock; second bass,
H. Abbott.
The honorary president to-day is Mr.
D. D. Muir; the honorary librarian, Mr.
W. S. Goodwin; tlie honorary secretary-
treasurer, Mr. A. S. Gore, and the honorary conductor, Mr. E. II. Russell, B.A.
The music committee is composed of
Messrs. E. H. Russell and B. C. Mess;
while the management of the club's affairs generally is in the hands of a committee comprising Messrs. W. S. Goodwill, A. S. Gore, B. C. Mess, R. R.
Monro, D. D. Muir nnd E. H. Russell.
The happy thought of organizing such
a club as tlie Arion if it did not originate
with that much respected gentleman and
thorough musician, the late Mr. William
Greig, at nil events wns largely fostered,
given deflniteness and finally brought to
fruition by his well directed energy nnd
enthusiasm. And it wns in Mr. Greig
thnt the club found its first nnd notably
successful conductor, bringing to bear
upon its affairs nn intense love
of and for music, the equipment
of a 'thorough and profound
musical education, nnd ripened
experience with such n body ns the
Manchester choral union, with which
ho hnd been formerly connected. It was
through his perfect understanding of and
sympathy with good music thnt many
Victorians found in the Arion Club's
numbers their first intelligible examples
of musical classics—hitherto sealed books
to them, to be endured ns a social duty
nnd hypocritically exalted with hollow
praise. In Mr. Greig's hands the club
quickly became a splendid instrument
for the interpretation of master compositions of rare beauty, nnd in each and
nil of them a splendid discrimination nnd
rare sympathy with Hie composer's
thought and plan has been, disclosed.
Upon Mr. Greig's lamented demise, his
assistant in the condnctorship, Mr. Russell, succeeded to the baton, nnd still directs the club with nn affectionate devotion to it nnd the cnuse of music. The
only change in the club's performances
since the passing from his place of Mr.
Greig mny be snid to mark the difference
in temperament of the two conductors,
equally loyal nnd enthusiastic—Mr. Greig
striving ever for true artistic effects, for
delicacy   in    shading, for the complete
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Under the management of
Devoted to high-class Vaudeville
for   Ladies, Children and
Built expressly for the purpose in
strict accordance with City Fire
and Building By-Laws.
Numerous exits. Perfect Ventila •
New Scenery  *>y Paul Beygrau.
Monday Evening Next.
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Go where the crowd goes
elaboration of all the poetry encompassed
in the compositions interpreted; whereas
Mr. Russell is unquestionably less poetic
in his treatment and more insistent for
correctness in phrasing, pronunciation
etc. The Club has steadily and studiously added appropriate numbers to its repertoire until the library to-day contains
no fewer than, three hundred odd compositions, in which the classical predominate, but which include as well some humorous, some heroic and a number
For the third concert of the twelfth
season, the programme was made up entirely of.old favorites, no pretentious
works being included, but rather such
illustrations of simplicity and melody as
—far more than any other examples of
musical composition—go straight to the
heart and evoke spontaneous and truest
appreciation. And it may very gravely
indeed be questioned if there be aught
in vocal melody surpassing such gems
as the late Sir Arthur Sullivan's "The
Long Day Closes"; Neidlinger's dainty
"Hush"; the "Silent Recollections" of
Johannes Pache; or Franz Moir's delightfully descriptive "Suomi's Song." In
these as in the other club numbers, the
choir was heard to marked advantage,
the tenors being in especially good
strength and voice.
Assisting the club at its recent concert
were Mr. H. T. Hanlan, the Tacoma
basso; Miss Charlotte Spencer, contralto;
Mr. Frank Watkis, pianist; and Dr.
Richard Nash, violinist. Mr. Hanlin
may fairly be said to have electrified his
audience, his sonorous nnd majestic voice
surpassing anything heard in this city
within ninny months, and his perfection
of method being the subject of pro-
foundest admiration. His programme
numbers were the Romianza from "Simon
Boccanagra" (Verdi) nnd Roeckel's stirring "Angus Macdonald," in addition to
which he gave as encore extras a splendid
"Bedouin Love Song," the old Scottish
ballad "Blue Bonnets Over the Border,"
and "The Millwheel." Miss Spencer in
her several numbers, the best of which
perhaps was her "Dear Love" (Ohad-
wick) displayed a true contralto of
especially fine texfure in the lower tones,
and abundant range and power, She is
fortunate, too, in the possession of a
most attractive stnge presence, and gives
substantial promise of becoming as she
develops, a notably successful singer of
good music when her few mannerisms,
born of youthful nervousness, shall have
disappeared. Mr. Watkis and Dr. Nash
were heard to advantage in a scholarly
interpretation of a Greig sonata, while
Mr. Watkis also played fhe accompaniments of the evening with much taste
save and except in the case of Miss
Spencer's first solo, when the piano was
perhaps a trifle obfrusive.
L'D. L'Y.
Iron, Steel,
Mill and Mining
Supplies a
Mr. James McNnir, of the Hastings
Shingle Company, is reported ns nbout
ready to disrupt the Dominion, if n duty
is not put on lumber coming into the
country from the United Stntes. It is
to be hoped that ho is not in earnest, or
nt lenst that, before he cries havoc and
lets loose tho dogs of war, he will let;
the other great powers hnve notice, nnd
not follow the example of Japan. But
seriously, whnt sort of nonsense is this,
that every mnn who does not think his
particular business sufficiently protected
is nt liberty to threaten a campaign of
secession ?
The Colonist's correspondent telegraphed that paper from Ottnwn that
the vncimt senatorship from this province had been offered to Mr. Hewitt Bostock. Some people, who may be presumed to know something of whnt is
goinp- on, deny this statement, It is
noteworthy thnt the Times does not confirm the report. There seems to be no
reason why so much greater haste
should be shown in filling up the British
Columbia vacancy thnn hns been exhibited in connection with other vacancies i
in the Senate.
Shirts and Overalls
Wholesale Merchants and
Established 1863.       Incorporated 190a. '
Woodmen of the,World.
Meets 1st and 3rd Fridays. Assessments are
due and payable on the first day of the month.
Members must notify clerk of clinnge of occupation and location.
Independent Foresters.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hall
A, O. U. W., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. tn.
Thos. Le Messeurier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson, Kec. Sec, lqi Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order ol Eagles.
Victoria Aerie No. is F. O. H. meets every
Wednesday evening in Magic Hall. Adelphi
Itlock, at 8:30 p. 111. Sojourn ng brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, W, Piesident; Frank
LeRoy, W. Secretary.
ourt North ern  Light, No. 5935.
a. O. P.
Meets and and 4U1 Wednesday in each mouth
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P, Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton,
Knights ol Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets ot their Hall, cor.
Douglas and Pondora Streets, every Friday at 8
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome
J.1I. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.& S.
Box S44.
Juvenile Ancient Order of Foresters
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday iu each mouth
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. L. Redgrave, President ; J, H.
Mnnscll, Secretary.
eourt Vancouver, No. 57S5, H. 0. P.,
Meets 1st ami 3rd Mondays K. oj P. Hall, cor
Pandora and Douglas&ts, Visiting Urothersare
cordially invited.
Sidney Wilson. Secretary
S.O. E. B. S.
Rossland nnintenrs have lost money on ;
"Tho Private Secretary."
* *    *
Sothern will not include Victoria in his
approaching tour.
* *   *
All members of the Sons of Mil pin nil Henevol
ent Society of Alexnudrn and Pride of the Islnti
Lodges nre requested to he nt the A.O U.W ha\
on Sunday next nt 1.45 p.m. to parade t 0 St
Saviour's church, Victoria West.
Service at 3 p 111.   A military hand will be iu
All visiting llrothers are respectfully invited
tojoin the parade. 8
The Realm
of Sports
Lacrosse on Tuesday   is all the
Talk of Experts—Fishing
is Good.
While the regaitta as usual is featured
as THE event of the coming Victoria
Day celebration, there can be no doubt
but that the lacrosse match between Victoria's new and promising twelve and
the lads from the Terminal City, on Tuesday morning at 10, constitutes iu the
opinion of a vast majority of the lovers
of athletics, the main attraction of the
approaching carnival. It will afford a
first oportunity to get a line upon the
prospective championship determination
of the season, and will give the public
their first real glimpse of the Victoria
team that many experts have said should
accomplish t'he re-establishment of lacrosse in this city and make at least a
strong and aggressive battle for championship distinction.
It will, too, be the • first match for
many a weary year which the public will
have opportunity of watching conveniently and comfortably, the fine new
grandstand having been completed, and
it, with the reconstructed old stand and
press boxes, furnishing accommodation
for 1,000 persons, in seats each 20 inches
wiide, and which may be reserved at
Campbell & Cullin's at any time one
cares to call there for them.
This introduction of modem methods
shows that the club this year is determined to consider tlie public's interests
• first and foremostly. That is a popular
step, and it will be followed by the providing of games tliat will be sharp and
keen insofar as the homo twelve can
make them so, contested in gentlemanly
fashion but with all the vigor that makes
lacrosse the favorite spectators' game
wherever it is played.
Faithful training, effective discipline,
a team captain in whose judgment the
men have unqualified confidence, and
sufficient team rehearsal to enable the
players ;to thoroughly know one another's
points of strength or weakness—these
are factors in the preparation of the
Victoria team for their first of the season's engagements. The team has yet
to be finally and authoritatively selected,
but the difficulty is not in getting good
men and in the pink of form, but of saying which of several good men most deserve to be honored with places on the
fighting brigade. The line up, it is expected, will include Cullin, Belfry, Cat-
tinaugh, Dewar, McCorbie, Peele, West,
McConnell, O'Brien, White, Williams
and there's where the guessing begins.
Very little has been heard of the probable composition of the Vancouver
twelve. Like Brer Rabbit, the Terminal
City aggregation has been lying low.
The expectation here is that Vancouver
will play Allan, Barr, Yorke, the Morrison brothers, Wright, Cao, Godfrey,
Matheson, Reynolds, Cameron and one
or, two new arrivals from the Prairie
The field at Caledonia park has been
shorn and shaved, lias been the recipient
of Jumbo's fondest attentions for several days past, and now is fit for billiards. That the game will be fast and
electrifying, although the first of the season, may be set down as a fact eveu
on present evidence.
* *   *
At last the fisherman is coming into
his own. At Cowichan lake, in the 'river,
at Prospect lake, at Sooke, and in three
or four other favored localities, good bags
are now being made by all devotees of
the rod who frequent these waters, and
at all the waters nre going down to n
normal height and are clearing well.
Cowichan lake just now is especially
good fishing, the trout rising greedily to
either March Brown, White Moth or
Black Gnat, while not disdaining spoon
or the humble worm. The season is not
yet sufficiently advanced to find tlie Koksilah at its best, but the Cowichan river
Is also good fishing even now. From ten
to twenty nice fish averaging three-quarters of a pound mny be set down as an
average basket for Cowichan these
present halcyon days. Shawnigan lnke
is scarcely up to its reputation, probably
being over-fished, while Sooke and Prospect lakes give goodly numbers and fine
quality fish—but rather small. Going a
little farther afield, Cushion lake, mi Salt
Spring Island, was never better than
now; while Cameron and Comox lakes
if one have time to pay them a visit will
repay the attention with ns large bags
of good fish ns one wants to carry home.
* 3       *
Tlie first yacht race of the series for
1904 will be run to-day Great interest is
taken in this race on account of fhe new
boats in each class, it being their first
appearance. Vampire, having given a
good account of herself in the race at
Halifax, her record is three races and
three firsts. She has a worthy antagonist in Dione, the smarfest boat of her
class on the Sound. In A class White-
cap will try conclusions with Gwinol nnd
Dorothy for the first time, although built
for cruising and yawl rigged, it is expected she will give a good account of
herself. The "A" class yachts will start
at 2.30 p. m. nnd the "B" class ten
minutes later. The course will be from
Pcarline rock to buoy off Royal Roads,
and from there to Brotchie ledge and
thence to Pcarline rock, all marks to be
left to port, except the starting buoy,
which will be left to starboard.
* »   *
If the stalwart soldiers from Work
Point Barracks do not prove victors in
the approaching regatta events in which
they are entered, it will be subject of
surprise to many who have been studying their show of form in practice. The
men are working with the regularity of
a clock. They go over the course daily
with a swinging 37 stroke, and they row
from and back to the Barracks at no
snail's pace. It would be a discomforting thing for the sailors to have the
Army best them on the water—but the
Army is going about the preliminary preparation for triumph in the right way.
* *    *
Mr. Win. Whyte, of the King's Head,
than whom there nre few better all-
round sportsmen in the country, while
fishing at Sba-wnigan this week, landed
a true steelhead of satisfactory size and
in excellent condition. This is the first
time on record that a steelhead has been
taken at Shawnigan, and is prima facie
evidence of the good results from the
placing of fish ladders last fall by the
Vancouver Island Fish and Gnme Club
in the stream connecting the lake with
the sea. The club is now in correspondence with the fishery authorities in
the East with a view of securing the fry
of the Atlantic salmon, which will be
turned out in the streams of the Island.
As these salmon rise readily to the fly,
they should prove very popular with
western sportsmen.
* *   *
Shooting ducks with the shotgun is
now voted too poor sport for grown men
by a number of the best sportsmen of
the west, Capt. Olive Phillipps-Wolley
being among the number. They use and
advocate a small calibre rifle, the missile from which they declare does not
break up the duck, while using it in the
shotgun's place calls for a display of
finer marksmanship and nt the same
time as good or a better bag is to be
got. Tlie substitution of the rifle for
the shotgun in ducking is an experiment
that may be made with interest at all
* *    *
Mr. W. R. Dickson will put up a
championship silver cup to be competed
for hy the Indian canoes at the regatta.
It will have to be won three yeaTs to become fhe property of the winners.
* »   *
Vancouver has announced the date of
its tennis club tournament, which will
open on August 8th, immediately after
tennis week in t'his city.
»   *   »
The local hall team to-day is playing
the University of Columbia (Oregon),
with Blackburn in the box for the locals.
* *   *
Emmerson is to pitch for Victoria in
Monday's game with fhe University of
* *   »
The J. B. A. A. Club regatta is
scheduled for next Saturday.
* *   *
Nelson proposes to organize a central
rifle association fjor the interior.
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We are also sole agents for such
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You can save five per cent, by buying your wheel from us.
Renting and Repairing a Specialty
114 Yates Street.      Phone B800
A. Harris
Yacht, Launch, Boat and Canoe
Builder.   Repairs etc.
55 Work St.,  * Rock Bay.
Victoria vs. Vancouver, Caledonia
Grounds, May 24, at 10 a. m.
Reserved seats at Campbell & Cullin's.
No Time Like Now to Acquire the Historic Gorge For Public Gardens.
In Public Meeting Assembled, Against
Unjust Discrimination.
At the public meeting of the ratepayers of Victoria West' held in Semple's
hall, Thursday evening, Mr. L. Tait was
appointed chairman and P. R. Smith
secretary. Alderman H. M. Grahame
was the only representative of the
council present. Mr. Beckwith sent an
apology for his absence.
Mr. Boggs was requested to explain
the object of the meeting, Which he did
in a neat speech, stating it to be as follows: To consider the questions of sewerage of the district as well as school
and other matters.
He regretted fhe defeat of the by-law,
and explained that no action could be
taken until next year, He hoped the
committee would impress upon the council the necessity of the extension of the
sewerage system.
Alderman Grahame said the council intended to place a septic tank at the foot
of Mary street, but that it would take at
least three tanks to properly provide for
Victoria West.
Short speeches were made by Messrs.
Andrew Gray, Davey, Evans, P. R.
Smith, S. Shore and Dickson, and a general discussion followed on the unfair
treatment of the district hy the city
A general committee of twelve was appointed to formulate requests, which
will he presented to the city council at
their next meeting. It was also decided
that this committee should form a ratepayers' association for the district to
strengthen the hands of those representatives who are willing to consider the
needs of the district'.
Acting upon the suggestion of Mr.
Boggs the Oraigflower road question was
tabooed. A number of ladies were
The committee is as follows: S.
Shore, T. Gold, William Dixon, Andrew
Gray, Thos. Redding, J. Painter, J.
Styles, II. Firth, C. W. Kirk, Evans, L.
Tait, president; Phil R. Smith, secretary.
The city ought to purchase all the land
around the Gorge, convert it into a
pleasure resort, close up the two public
houses there and arrange with the provincial government to issue no more licenses to persons intending to open
drinking places in that vicinity. In all
well regulated communities the sale of
liquor in localities set apart for public
pleasure grounds is prohibited, and the
reasons are too many to need stating.
The Gorge road is under existing conditions very frequently a scene of incidents that are the reverse of edifying.
Men and women in barouches and badly
under the influence of liquor, dissolute
women in single carriages, drunken men
on foot and other similar abominations
are entirely too common. The one thing
which seems to make the most impression upon the powers that be is how
things will affect strangers, and certainly a stranger would be very unfavorably impressed with the community if
he formed his opinion from some of the
things that can be seen along the road
between the Fountain and the Gorge
bridge, due solely to the fact that the
road is a highway to drinking resorts
that are popular with a certain class.
This sort of thing must be stopped and
stopped at once. If a well-behaved citizen is unfortunate enough to let his
horse trot across a bridge that ought to
be strong enough to carry a train of
artillery, he is likely to be fined for so
doing, and a special officer is from time
to time detailed to lie in wait for such
offenders. But disorderly men and lewd
women may make a spectacle of themselves Sunday and weekday and nothing
is said about it.
Increase of Upwards of Fifty Per Cent,
on City Realty Within One Year.
During the present week    what    is
known as the Windsor Hotel property,
almost opposite the post office on Government street, but with frontages also
on Gordon and Courtney streets, became
the   property   by   purchase,   of   Mr.
Stephen Jones, the amount of consideration  moving  being  placed  nt  $23,000,
It is Mr. Jones' purpose to hold for a
time, and then erect a modern business
block, for which the site is unquestion-
nbly admirably adapted.   This property
nt the price paid is unmistakably a good
buy.   It could, at one time within eighteen months pnst, have been got, however, for $15,000 cash.    The trend of
values   is   upward    in   Victoria,    and
eighteen months hence it is safe to prophesy nn offer of $35,000 would meet
with a refusal, because the property will
be worth more than that money within
the time mentioned.
We asV you to try Price's Pure
Foods. They nre Absolutely Pure.
Eyres for Enlargements.
The new proprietor of the Driard, like
the proprietor of the Dominion, is not
the least alnrmed because the C. P. R.
is going to build a mammoth hotel here.
He is improving his hostelry and is out
for business. Mine Host Jones, of the
Dominion, has mnde thnt house known
everywhere in America, nnd thnt is the
way it is going to be with the Driard.
Victoria needs more of this sort of thing.
We are nil too modest to blow our own
trumpets, but it is worth remembering
that "modesty is a quality that adorns
n woman, but damns n man" or n eity
for that matter.
A primary food for baby chicks up to five weeks old; (Priee 10-pound sack for 50c).
This food is carefully selected, re-cleaned stock, cracked grain, Kaffir corn, millet
grit and hemp.   Free from dust and dirt, and strictly high grade.
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
and Lawn Tennis
Goods at
We have the Largest and Best Assorted   Stock  of  Fishing
Tackle in the city to select from.
Agents for J. and J. Taylor's Safes and Vault Doors.
Agents for Spaulding Bros' Base Balls and Athletic Supplies.
Demands a good, reliable, safe and yet cheap Disinfectant. If you
study the health of your family and the Roodwill of your neighbors,
you will use a disinfectant—and a poor one is dear at any price.
We confidently recommend Hydro(cre)sol as the best universal Disinfectant offered the public to-day. It can be put to a
thousand and one uses; in tlie dwelling house, in the back-yard
drains, wood shed, cattle and horse stables, poultry yards and in fact
any place requiring the Cleansing and Purifying Effect of a
Disenfectant. It is flve t mes stronger than Crude Carbolic Acid,
containing as it does half its weight of Cresylio Acid; and It Mixes
Readily With Water' forming a soap solution which Crude Car-
holio Acid does not. Horticulturists use it with splendid results for
spraying. Dog Fanciers find it excellent for keeping down fleas and
beautifying the coats of their pets. Sold in 2oc and 50c bottles, also
by the gallon by
THOMAS SH0TB0LT, Sole Agt. for Victoria,
9 ohnson St.,      PIONEER DRUG STORE.
W. H. Adams,
Importer of Fire Arms, Pishing Tackle,
Base Ball, Lawn, Tennis, Cricket and Gen*
eral Sporting Goods, Cutlery, Etc.
Wholesale Druggists,
Victoria and Vancouver, B. C.
T. M. Henderson, Pres. H. McDowell, Vlce-Pres.
Wm. Henderson, Sec.-Treas.
For Empire Day
The highest grade of imported shirtings coupled   with the best
workmanship.  Mark the quality of tlie spring showing of thi
house.   An exceptionally large variety of exclusive designs
in Madras, Cheviot, Oxford and Zephyr, made up with
cult's attached ar detached, $1 to $3.50.
SEA & Q0WEN,   Men's Hatters and Haberdashers,
Castle Blend Ceylon Tea \
Is the finest offered in the city at
40 Cents Per Pound
With every 2 pounds you buy we give you 10 pounds of S
Sugar for 20 cents.
Cor. Yates and
iMOWAT'S GROCERYZou7a!l%r7el
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. JEUNE &8ROS., Proprietors,
Practical Sail and Tent Makers, Victoria, B. C.


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