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50 Furnished Rooms, Bar, etc. All
rooms at present occup ed—
CHEAP.    Apply
B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
Vol. I.
Maryland Casualty Co
Dominion Government Deposit
Surplus and reserve over (2,600,000
Accident, Health and Employers Liability
Policies issued at lowest rates.
R. P. RITHET »C0. Ld.Victoria, B.C.
No. 16.
All Progressive People
Use Electric Light.
Why not join this majority and have the best light on the market.   You will find it Brilliant, Convenient, Safe and Economical.
B. C. Electric Railway Co.
Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.
Owners and operators of following Salmon Canneries—
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River. Inverness, Skeena River. ®
Paperhanging and Painting
J. W. Mellor & Co., Ltd., 78 Fort St.
New Papers Just Received.
Everything in the Line of
S Music andriusical Instruments 1
Ik a
10 Including allthe latest and best sheet music, music books, music paper, instruction yj.
jM     books, Gerhard-Helntzman Pianos, Doherty Organs, Domestic Sewing Machines, MK
jJ5 Phonographs, Gramophones, Music Boxes, Etc. M<
Get our catalogue of ioc. sheet music. (I
j| FLETCHER BROS., Government Street §\
, In every prescription we dispense we put  these three   ingredients.   The doctor
doesn't write them down because there is a tacit understanding between us that they
,   are always to go in anyway, and he knows they will go in when you bring his order to
,   us lor filling.   You make no mistake when you let us fill your prescription,   tow prices.
> Terry & Marett, Pharmacists, S.E. Cor. Port and Douglas Sts.
Home Manufacture.
BRHGKMflN & KER M. CO.. Limited.
^feal Estate & Financial Agent
Agent British America Assurance Co,
for Vancouver Island.
Money to loan.
Estates managed.
P. O, Box 4»8.
Phone 56
Good Building Lots fronting on
North and South Pandora Street,
In Blocks 24, 25, 26 and 27. Prices tor prompt sale $350 to $450.
Terms, 10 per cent, cash; balance,
deferred payments. Apply to
35 Yates Ttreet.
Terse Tales
of the Town
Park Problem For West Victoria.
Regatta Day  Suggestions—
Sergeant«at>Arms' Pain*
ful Experience.
Is it not time that the city council
were not only thinking but taking some
definite action in the direction of providing the residents of the western suburb
with a public park or square of some
sort. Beacon Hill, in which all Victorians rightly feel equal interest and
proprietorship, is situated at the extreme
opposite side of the city, and may not
be conveniently enjoyed by the Victoria
Westerner. It is sound .public policy,
as demonstrated in the experience of all
large cities, that public breathing places
are essential in each district that ranks
as a population centre. And there can
be no time in the future so advantageous
as is the present for securing a suitable
park site to be enjoyed by future residents of West Victoria. Let. this matter
rest in the abeyance that is the resort of
men too indolent to face a public question of importance until forced so to do
by the exigencies of the moment, and an
infinitely augmented price will have to
be paid for a park site. Might not the
city, even* pending tlie adjustment of the
Indian reservation question as a whole,
prevail upon the Dominion government
to specially grant that portion of the reservation above Point Ellice bridge for
strictly park purposes—and thereby accomplish a public good that will make
their names historic in connection with a
worthy accomplishment. At the same
time this might be the right introduction
of the thin edge of tlie wedge for settlement of the Songhees reservation issue,
so long a vexed matter for Victorians.
Preparations are now well under way
for the annual Victoria fete in celebration of Empire Day, and one gathers
already the satisfactory assurance that
there will be the historic regatta on the
Arm, Indian races, lacrosse and baseball matches, illuminations and fireworks, etc., etc., ad infinitum. It is to
be hoped in connection with the regatta
that a goodly portion of the $1,000 appropriation asked for by the committee
will be devoted to the Indian events,
which, in the opinion of a majority of
the spectators, unquestionably contribute
the best entertainment of the carnival.
"Progress" would also suggest that, to
afford some desirable novelty in the programme, an aquatic tug-of-war might
well be introduced, This is contested in
large double-ended ship's boats, the rival
crews being seated (in the same boat)
facing opposite ends, and pulling for dear
life—and the prize—at the given signal.
Life saving exhibitions, ill which the lads
of the navy would play a valuable part,
might also bn introduced with practical
advantage as well as much entertainment. The evident duty of all loyal Victorians now is to work enthusiastically
together to make the celebration a huge
success And much can be done in this
direction by giving up cheerfully when
the collecting committee comes round.
close hereafter at 7.30 each week evening-
No date has yet been announced for
the by-election in Lillooet necessitated by
the forced resignation of Mr. A. McDonald, in consequence of his having accepted salary as a road superintendent
subsequent to his election to the House.
There has been some talk of Mr. J. D.
Prentice making the running for the Liberals—and there has also been talk of
Mr. Prentice running in the government
interest. The large probabilities arc
that he will not run at all. Mr. McDonald is expected to stand again for the
Conservatives, while Mr. D. A. Stod-
dart, ex-M.L.A., will, in all likelihood,
be the standard-bearer of tlie Liberals.
Complaint has been made to "Progress" by a number of Victoria hack-
men that their services in the last general election, for the local Conservative
committee, are as yet uurewarded. They
have been passed from committeeman to
committeeman, and still the ghost refuses
to promenade. Surely the men who
drove the faithful voters to the polls to
east their ballots for Hnyward, McPhil-
lips, Helmcken and Hunter nre not to
be held responsible for the ndverse verdict of the electorate, and penalized accordingly.
Sergeant-at-Arms Mason of the Provincial Legislature has mason at present
to wish himself as proficient with his
toes as is the armless wonder, since his
hands temporarily are of very little use
to him. He was recovering some copper
wire from a piece of Clallam wreckage
not long ago and accidentally scratched
both hands. The wire had become impregnated with verdigris, and blood poisoning set in. Luckily for Mr. Mason
he sought medical aid in time to save
his hands and arms, although they are
in slings at present.
Story of the Week
A Reign of
The Open Boycott, Maladmin.
istration of Justice and Pal<
sit ication of Public Hospi*    .
tal Accounts Alleged.
Ymir, once one of the busiest mining
towns of Southeast Kootenay, is just now
in a condition described by residents as
so near approaching unbridled anarchy
as not to be easily distinguished from
that article. A state of terrorism unquestionably reigns, and Attorney-General
Charles Wilson in the emergency appears
determined to earn the reputation given
him by his political opponents, of lacking sullicient backbone to meet the demands of public duty with decisive action. To put the situation briefly: It is
charged that a demagogic element dominating the miners' union for some time
past has dictated and still dictates all
action throughout the town aud camp.
Further, it is alleged that this little
coterie of "bosses" has in the utilization
of its power, manipulated the management, of the hospital, a public institution,
and by falsifying its accounts, has obtained large sums of money out of the
public purse on bogus statements of expenditures and of the number of patients
treated. And worse than this, the Ymir
-mirror Charges boldly that the criminal
law is in its administration there, the
veriest farce, the officials bending meekly to the dictates of the local Tammany
and permitting the settlement out of
court for a consideration of almost every
crime short of murder. The Mirror, apparently solely for exposing the state of
hospital affairs, has been openly boycotted, all its home advertisers allegedly being compelled by the union delegates to withdraw their patronage on
pain of the boycott being extended to
them; and efforts are being made to establish a union organ, the business men
>eing notified—again on penalty of the
boycott—thnt they must advertise freely
in such a production whether or not they
wish to. The solicitor for the prospective "organ of public opinion" is quoted
ns meeting a plea of hard times from
one merchant with, "You'll have to advertise with us, you son of a —,
or we'll boycott you and put you out ot
business the same as Smith," C. Dell
Smith being the unhappy editor of the
It was the Mirror which, impelled by
the belief that there wSS wuiutuing decidedly wrong in hospital circles, made
Next Monday the new price card of
the barbers' union in this city goes into,
effect, and the knights ol! the razor and
clippers, to say nothing    of    the    hot |
towels, will, it is expected, make larger
deposits at the banks in  consequence. |
The now scale does not involve nny such ,
radical changes as an increase   of   the |
price of a suave to 25 cents under ordin- '
ary conditions, the rumor to this effect
proving as unreliable as most of the war |
news bearing the St. Petersburg or Chee-
foo  date lines.    The ordinary common
or garden shave of commerce remains at
15 cents nett, although a shave on holidays is rated to cost 25 cents.   Having
thus determined, the harbers paradoxically have passed another law which says
limit there slhall be no work done on public holidays.   One pays his money and
takes his choice as to which edict will
prevail.    Under the new    price    scale
beard trimming henceforth will cost 25
cents instead of 1.5, sea foam 25 cents
instead of 10, and over two hot towels
accompanying a shave will   make    the
check 10 cents fatter.   The shops nre to
The unfortunate fire of yesterday by
whicu the town of   Fernie was swept
from end to end of its main street comes
as a severe setback to the much-tried1
community just as—with the promised
! construction from Morrissey of the
| Great Northern road—the town seemed
on t'he eve of unprecedented prosperity.
The business section of the town is now
in ashes, the sweep of the fire having
consumed three blocks   or thereabouts,
which means virtually the entire business area, with the Hank of Commerce,
Femie's five leading   hotels,    the Coal
Company's offices, the town hall, and Che
post office.    A rough approximation of
the loss would make it fully half a million.   The Coal Company may take the
destruction   of   their   office    premises
philosophically—for they were preparing
to build this spring in any event, and,
have their plans already prepared.   So
also  with   respect  to  the   post office,
which was totally   inadequate    to the I repeated application to see the financial
statements of the hispitnl, in each case
being refused, although the hospital is a
public institution receiving the custom-,
ary grants from the provincial treasury
and being largely maintained by subscriptions of the citizens, The paper
finnlly sent to Victoria and after explaining the situation obtained from the
finance department copies of the hospital
statements for the past two years, a
synopsis of which it published in defiance
of the dictum of the miners' union that
this must not, be permitted. The Mirror
even went further and alleged, with
dates and specific particulars, that the
returns from the hospital had been systematically falsified to permit the public
treasury being defrauded for the benefit
of the union "bosses." At the time or
the promised publication of the carefully
guarded statement, the editor was called
upon and informed thnt if he persisted
in exposing hospital affairs, his paper
would be boycotted and he and his family, pauperized, would be driven from the
camp, He accepted the challenge in the
public interest, according to the reports
that have since appeared in sequence,
and his paper, from a prosperous eight-
page journal containing in the neighborhood of fifty live advertisements, has
dwindled to n mere apolegetic production
not any larger than a respectable window
hanger, and, like such a piece of job
work, unbacked by any printing, The
(Continued on page 7.)
town's demands and disproportionate to
its contribution to federal revenue.   It,
too, would in any event have been replaced tuis summer.    Strange   to   say j
there was not a brick building in the I
devastated area.
There seem to have been few moves
of importance in the Eastern situation
during the past two weeks, t'he only one
worth mentioning so far as an outsider
can judge being the crossing of the Yalu j
near its mouth by the Japanese forces,
while the Russians hold the river farther
inland. Thin might indicate that the
Russians are frying or will try a flanking movement on the enemy's right.
Such a move carried out successfully
may prove disastrous to the Japanese as
their line of communication would be in
danger. To gain only a small victory is
of the greatest importance to Russia
just now in order to keep the internal
affairs of the country running smoothly.
The loss of the transport Kinshiu-mnru
proves either that the Japanese have not
as complete control of the sea as was
generally thought or thnt their commanders have not been wise in placing their
ships and men within reach of an enemy
that' has not yet been subdued. The
probability is that the little brown men
were over confident after their late victories. They thought the last kick on
tho sea had been given. No doubt if the
(Continued ou pngo 5,)
Entire Stock To Be Sold.
20 per cent, oft all New Spring Suits, Pants and Overcoats.
Last Season's Goods, Hall Price.
B. WILLIAMS & e©. 2
Are You Going North?
You can insure your
life on any plan without extra premium
District Agents.
B. C. in Brief.
Kelowna is to have a newspaper,
edited by Walpole Murdock, formerly of
the Hartney, Man., Star.
Asucroft is not at all averse to being
the location for a provincially assisted
sanitarium for consumptives. Aid. Robinson of Kamloops, who has just returned from California, where his opinions
appear to have undergone radical change,
now wants it for Kamloops as heartily
as he formerly opposed it:
Nelson's new Liberal-Conservative
Union has been organized with a membership of 95. Hon. Messrs. Borden and
McBride are honorary, and Dr. Rose
the active president.
A peculiarly sad fatality was reported
this week from Nelson where little four-
years-old Allen Coulter wandered away
from his home and in some inexplicable
way managed to climb the mountain side
where he was found by seekers, dead
from exhaustion and exposure.
A ball is to be given at Trail in aid
of the flood sufferers in that locality.
The damage by floods and slides in the
Slocan, Boundary and Kootenay districts generally this spring will not be
less than $350,000.
The Silver Cup Mining Co., whose
plant was injured to the extent of $75,-
000 by a recent slide, will repair the
losses at once.
Empire day celebrations, on May
24th, are already arranged for at Victoria, Cumberland, Vancouver, New
Denver and Kaslo.
A large number of Belgian miners are
coming into British Columbia this spring.
Sandon's prospective fire department
is still unorganized. The stumbling
block appears to be whether Harry Nash
shall be allowed $25 or $30 per month
for maintenance.
P. W. Jordan's house at Fire Valley
has been wrecked by a landslide.
The new tug Geo. P. Piper has been
launched at Nakusp.
Chas. Sweeny, the Spokane mining
operator, is reported to have gained control of the Sullivan group.
Port Steele flat is described as a magic
carpet of wild flowers at the present season, perfuming the air for miles.
Washington residents to the number
of fifty are seeking new homes in the
North Thompson valley, their vanguard
being already on the ground. As usual
they have had to apply to private citizens and business men at Kamloops for
the information which should be available at all government offices if proper
surveys were made,
High water on the North Thompson
has put a stop to tlie improvement works
there which will be resumed as soon as
The provincial authorities have ordered a stoppage of the work of the Kamloops Sawmill Company on their new
pier. The company claims that the
North Thompson, being a navigable
river, is wholly within Dominion jurisdiction.
New Denver has just passed through
a fresh beef famine—the first in eleven
years. It is not yet announced whether
the honored bovine has escaped that erstwhile haunted the Ledge water barrel.
To quote the New Denver Ledge, tlie
fast Rosebery express got tangled up
with tlie scenery near the New Denver
depot last week.
The Grand Porks Sun is now issuing
a good paper twice a week.
A rancher named Brooks is in custody
nt Nicola Lake for wounding a troublesome customer known as Lanky Chis-
holm. Sympathy in the district seems
altogether with tlie prisoner.
It is announced that tiie Kootenay
Central people will erect a large sawmill
at Canoe Plat.
Construction of the Phoenix branch of
the V., V. & E„ it is now promised, will
commence within six weeks.
Duncan Ross, the Liberal candidate,
is stumping Cnriboo making speeches in
both English and Gaelic.
Elaborate preparations are being made
for the meeting of the Grand Lodge, K.
of P., at Grand Porks on May 10th.
11th and 12th.
Fernie is to have a big manufactory
of fire and building brick.
The newly organized Italian band at
Fernie lias just received its instruments
direct from Italy. The bnnd numbers
2G pieces.
Although the forests in that locality
were originally ns missing in bird music
ns other British Columbia woodland
wastes, there are now thousands of song
birds in the vicinity of Fernie, making
the spring days melodious. They have
not been imported but have found their
way in, apparently ns soon as assured
permanent human companionship.
P. Oappellani was run over by an express train on the Crow line last week
and instantly killed.
The body of Prank Kelly, drowned
in the North Thompson lnst year, has
just been recovered by Indians.
Cumberland had a short-lived murder
mystery last week, owing to the discovery of a tiny infant's body. It proved
to be the property of a resident practitioner, misplaced in the spring office
Nelson has made a substantial grant
to its tourist association.
The past week has been notable for
valuable strikes at Poplar.
Capt. McAllister has arrived in Vancouver to take charge of the ferry service there.
Vancouver is making war upon houses
of assignation outside the recognized
"red light" district, and is also prosecuting keepers of Dupont street resorts for
selling liquor without a license.
Mr. Rae, a Vancouverite, has introduced a dog with more lives than several cats. Being adjudged hopelessly
vicious, it was shot and its bodyTay for
two days in a backyard. Then the sanitary officer ordered the carcase burned
and three witnesses saw it go into the
crematory fire. The next day the dog
came home.
The banks have about decided that it
would be inadvisable to inaugurate a
discount upon American silver, as it
would militate against the tourist trade
and business generally throughout the
Westminster will celebrate May Day
as usual, this year on the 6th proximo.
The Royal City will also have a big pot-
latch Dominion Day, when the new
bridge will be opened for traffic.
Vancouver is making strenuous efforts
to enforce the Curfew law.
Aid. Marshall and Mr. James Punch
are tlie new license commissioners of
A Dominion order-in-council extends
the time for the admission of nursery
stock via Vancouver from the United
States, Japan and Australia from the
15th instant to the 1st proximo.
James Anderson, of Grand Porks, and
Dr. Armstrong are to assist in the purchase of 10,000 horses for the Japanese
government.   Oregon stock is preferred.
Sidney Saunders was brutally attacked
with an axe by a Japanese at Sidney
last week. The assault resulted from
hard feelings engendered through Mr.
Saunders having replaced a Japanese
The steamer Unicorn is replacing the
Thistle on the Victoria-Nanaimo run,
pending extensive repairs to the latter.
The Nanaimo Free Press, which has
just celebrated its 30th anniversary, has
never been better than now under the
editorial charge of Mr. J. Edward Nor-
cross and the management of Mr. Will
P. Norris.
A first class new lighthouse, the light
being visible 20 miles at sea, is to be
erected at once on Leonard Island, West
Coast. There is no part of Canada's
coastline so much in need of aids to navigation.
Many Chinamen are being sent into
Alberta by Sim Kee, of Vancouver, to
engage in the beet sugar industry for
The courts have decided that members
of the co-operative commonwealth at
Malcolm Island must abide by the contracts entered into upon their joining the
Finnish colony—established on socialistic principles. One of the colonists
wishing to leave claimed possession of
a team of horses used in community
work and sued for the value of the animals in the county court at Vancouver.
The defence was the colony rule, subscribed to by the plaintiff, that all disputes should be arbitrated. Judge Henderson ruled that this must be lived up
For ten days last week and this, the
Great Northern could not get a train
through between Spokane and Nelson
owing to floods and slides.
Chilliwack's board of trade is again
agitating incorporation for the town.
The Cranbrook Electric Light Corn-
puny proposes to extend its telephone
service to Fernie nnd Moyie.
lo.oornl Manager Wood nnd Superintendent Kennedy, of the Great Northern
arc expected in Morrissey almost any
day to arrange for the commencement of
work on the extension up to Fernie.
There is a great scarcity of lumber in
j the Okanagan, and building operations
j nre handicapped by inability of the dealers to meet the demand promptly.
A huge cedar stump careful.y cut into
sections was shipped from Vancouver
this week to the World's Pair, St. Louis.
There it will be put together as when
the tree grew, nnd will form an outside
office and waiting room  in
sort at Maple Bay. There will be a
large and modern hotel, with booths,
dancing pavilion, etc. The beach at this
point is a model one for the bathers.
A double daily transcontinental train
service will be inaugurated next month
by the C. P. R.
R. G. Hargreaves, one of the miners
of the Silver Cup, in the Lardeau, fell
1*21 feet down a chute a few days ago,
and is none the worse for his trip.
The H. B. Co. steamer Mount Royal
has again taken up her run on the river
from Port Simpson.
Northern cannerymen are making preparations for an exceptionally heavy season's work.
Townsite operators are now booming
Tucks Inlet as the certain terminus of
the G. T. P.
The Alberta Coal & Coke Co. have,
sold their coal lands at Cowley, Alta.,
to Emanuel Rester, of London, and J.
H. Thorburn, of Edinburgh, the deal being consummated through James Rutherford, of Knslo.
The recent disbursement of lead
bounty to the mines of Kootenay totalled
Port Simpson, Cumberland, and a
number of other rural communities are
now taking a daily bulletin service of
the news, supplied by the C. P. R. The
justice of the telegraph people or Associated Press thus entering into competition with the newspapers which pay a
high price for their service and cater to
these rural communities, does not strike
the publishers as either fair or in good
$ The B. C Funeral Furnishing Co'y $
j? Chas. Hayward
5>jb     President.
& Orders
<& Attended to
i At any time
TP Day or Night.
X Charges very
ID? Reasonable.
F, Caselton,
Show rooms and
52 Government
Street, Victoria.
9fa       The largest and best appointed undertaking establishment in the
dfc province. Telephone No. 48,305,404 or 594.
A Most   Promising   Locality Within a
Short Railway Ride of the
Capital City,
Mr. Harry Smith, of Duncan, was in
the city last week. In a brief interview
he spoke in the most sanguine terms of
the prospects of the part of Vancouver
Island surrounding his home. Mount
Sicker on the north is, he says, established as a mining camp beyond all question, and is certain to become of greater
importance in the immediate future. To
the south of Duncan is Koksilah valley,
and there Mr. Smith says is one of the
most promising mining fields in the
whole country. For the amount of
development work done there is more
ore in sight than in any district in the
province, and the mineralized area is extensive. The natural consequence of this
is that there is a very healthy tone
throughout the entire community, which
is evidenced by a stiffening in the prices
of real estate.
There is no longer any doubt that
Duncan and vicinity will be the sent of
one of the most thriving and busy sections in the whole of British Columbia.
There are few localities for which more
can, be claimed than for the district between the Koksilah river and Extension
mines. Prom present indications the
number of shipping copper mines will
within a very short time number half a
score. The coal industry is steadily expanding. The lumber business is immense, and there is a large and exceedingly fertile area of farming land. All
this means very much not only for the
immediate locality, but for this city as
Victoria Transfer Company, Ltd.,
Best Equipped Hack and Livery
Stable in the Province**   at at
All .Rubber-Tired Hack" and Finest Livery Turnouts.   Baggage, Furniture
and Freight Handled at Reasonable Rates and with Dispatch.
19, 21, 23 Broughton Street.
telephone 129,
We have every modern
Labor Saving Appliance
  for Electrical use that is
on the market.
Electric Bells, i»Telephones, Annunciators,
Household Fittings, Office Signals, Etc. at
These can all be installed to advantage and will save youjtime and money.
The Hinton Electric Company, Limited
About Town.
The flagship Grafton    has    returned
from her long southern cruise.
Spring Cleaning.
We take up, clean and relay carpets at a moderate charge. The
preparation and process we use for cleaning carpets is the best known.
Besides removing all dirt and grease it revives the colors, making an
old and dirty carpet look like new.
We do all kinds of Upholstery and Mattress Repair Work.
The Yukon is fast breaking up and
navigation on the upper river is expected
to open considerably earlier than previously reported.
Only those who drive much through
the suburbs can form any idea of the
amount of land that is being cleared.
Most of it was of the class which was
condemned for farming purposes only a
few years ago, and its present appearance indicates that the agricultural
capabilities of Vancouver Island are
very much larger than has hitherto been
Captain R. Cox left for the north this
week, having been appointed to command the Dominion government steamer
Vidette, employed in the service of the
N. W. M. P. on the Yukon and its tributaries. W. M. Tyson goes as chief
mate and William Turnbull as chief engineer.
The Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Go.
Of Liverpool and London,
Established in 1836.
Total Claims Paid Since Commencement -   -   $80,000,000
Paid at Chicago, Boston and St John's Fires       5,000,000
Total Assets 31,000,000
Losses paid without reference to head or other branch offices.
General Agents, 100 Government Street, Victoria, B. C
Esquimau and Nanaimo Railway
Week End Excursions
with Cnnada's Forestry exhibit. Washington had something in the same order
at the Pan-American, but it was so hidden away in the agricultural building
that very few even saw it.
The Seattle Cedar Lumber Mfg. Co.
has purchased what are known ns Sanson's limits in the Ueluelet district, nnd
hns also acquired a block of timber licenses in the Clnyoqnot district covering roughly 00,000 acres. Lumbermen
say that this secures to flic purchasing
firm the greater part of the merchantable cedar on the Island.
Henderson's new directory makes Vancouver's present population 35,000.
Mr. J. IT. Busustow, for ninny years
with the C. P. R. telegraphs nt Vancouver, is establishing a new summering re-
Mr. Henry Wolff, the famous English
pencil manufacturer, paid Victoria a visit
this week, accompanied by Mrs. Wolff.
Mr. Wolff is an ardent Imperialist of the
        Chamberlain school.    He wants to see
connection j Wolffs pencils used wherever the sun
shines on the British flag, And Cana
dinns nre quite content that it shall be
so, if the pencils are the right thing and
the price meets competition.
The new and well appointed stenni
freighter Forage, built in the Turpel
shipyard to the order of the Butler
Freighting <fc Towing Company, is to be
launched to-day and at once prepnred
for commission.
After four hours' exposure clinging to
the bottom of their overturned sloop,
Chief .Lilian, of Squirrel Cove, and his
three sons were rescued from death in
the storm lnst Saturday by the opportune appearance on the scene of the
steamer Oomox,
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Cowichan Lake, Comox and
""""" Other Points of Interest.
GEO. L. COURTNEY, Traffic Manager.
Canned Fruits
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Story of the Week's News—
"A Little Nonsense Now
and Then," Etc.
TONSORIAL note: Beards promise to
be more fashionable on holidays this
»   *   » .
ME. CAIN does not appear to have
been Able to get his railway subsidy.
* *   *
IT WILL be noted that the lost torpedo
boat Al is no longer so rated in
* *   *
BACHELOR, accused of bigamy at
New Westminster, should have a
perfect defence; how could a Bachelor have two wives?
* *   *
A FOURTEEN months' old child fell
four stories to a stone pavement in
Montreal a day or so ago and wasn't
hunt a bit.   Wouldn't that jar you?
*•   *   *
IF THIBET won't keep her treaties it
is but right that the British troops
should Lama, and Lama good and
* *   *
THE Hearst presidential boomlet is
evaporating. As the poet might remark:
"Hearst     /
* ♦   *
WHAT A temptation to sinful punning
there is in the fact that Mr. Butter-
mier is manager of the new Mainland creamery.
* *   *
THE correspondent who says that a
certain red vehicle is not a military
automobile, although it is owned by
Mr. Troup, will probably go down
to Esquimalt in search of navel
* •   *
THE RUSSIANS being reported in
force on the banks of the Yalu and
the Japanese advancing, a run on
the banks may be looked for in the
near future.
* *   *
IF THE Russians would only go a little further   and   suppress newsless
despatches as well as wireless, from
the seat of   war,   the   American
reader would say Amen.
* *   *,
IT IS pleasant to note that the debating society at Bea vermouth is giving attention to public questions of
real moment. The last debate was
upon the resolution: "That the clean
but cranky woman makes a better
wife than the slovenly, good matured
* *   *
MR. E. H. RUSSELL was surprised to
find himself credited with a wife in
the last issue of this great family
journal. No apologies are necessary
—"Progress" aims to   be  a   little
ahead of the times.
* *   «
HEWITT BOSTOCK lost two horses
by drowning in the late floods. If
they had only been adorned witli
pneumatic collars this mightn't
have happened.
* *   *
NO WONDER Vancouver finds it so
necessary to enforce the Curfew
law when some of its business men
are still so young as to send East
for green goods in response to circulars of invitation.
* *   *
ONTARIO'S legislators are s-riously
considering a law to compel all
hunters to wear scarlet coats and a
megaphonic-phonograph that will
yell, "I'm not a deer."
* *     •
LIEUTENANT Pell, of the Russian
navy, went down with his lnunch
at Port Arthur. His name will be
remembered by the world when
Makaroff, Kuropatkin, Petropolavsk
and Beszstrchini are faded and forgotten.
* *     *
WAR NEWS is quite comprehensible
now to the average reader since it
hns been explained that the Russians are in force between Talung-
kan and Changfong, their point of
concentration being Fengwnng-
chong, a little northwest of Chim-
AULAY MORRISON, M.P., is asking
questions at Ottawa with respect to
the propagation of lobsters in this
province. He is ready to assure the
members of the local government
that nothing personal is intended.
* *   *
PROFESSOR E.Stone Wiggins, of Ottawa, has butted into public notice
again by announcing that he mny
compete for a prize for the discoverer of the physical basis of meteorology. Wiggins ns a prophet doesn't
assay traces, but ns an advertiser
of Wiggins he carries high values.
* *     »
IT IS now in order for Walter Nichol
of the Province to arise and explain!
that he is not the Walter Nichol accused of buncoing  Thomas  Cotter
out of seven dollars.
THAT big clock* that Challoner & Mitchell have placed in front of their
premises on Government street may
be described as a striking advertisement. It is not a second hand
* *   *
PROGRESS offers the suggestion that
for convenience sake Kaneydo
Oyadomari, Masakichi Yano, Gin-
taro Nishii, Shimakichi Sakai, San-
pei Nishino, and Icnitaro Kai, who
are accused of being implicated in
the Saunders assault case at Sidney,
be referred to as Exhibits A., B..
O, D., E. and F.
* *   *
APPEARANCES are apt to be deceptive. The man you meet with a
court plaster overcoat on his face
may have never even seen a railway
smash-up. The chances are he is
merely learning to shave himself or
has been having a cosy chat with
the wife of his bosom.
* *   *
THE dog catcher will get you if
Fraternal Societies.
I.O.O.F.—On Wednesday evening Columbia Lodge at their regular meeting
initiated one new candidate and conferred the third degree on another. . . .
Last Tuesday evening-a- splendid social
was held to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the founding of the 'order. After
an excellent musical and literary programme, refreshments were served, the
members then engaging In dancing until
a late hour. . . . Grand Master
Arthur pdid Cumberland an official
visit last week, where he was splendidly entertained by the local lodge at a
sons of St. George—The eve of St.
George's Day was celebrated in local
circles with a banquet in the A.O.U.W.
hall. The fact that the Royal Cafe
catered was sufficient guarantee that
the menu was first class. The usual
loyal, patriotic and fraternal toasts were
honored, excellent post prandial oratory
being the rule of the occasion. Messrs.
.T. Webb, J. Risley, W. Jones, J. Renouf.
E. J. Stallard, T. Greenhalgh, C. Toneri
and G. Hamlin gave songs which were
well received. Greetings having been received from and sent to other branches
of the order, the banquet closed with the
National anthem.
A.O.F.—Court Northern Light held its
regular meeting Wednesday night in the
K. of P. hall. One new candidate was
initiated and one application favorably
considered. Dr. J. Gibbs gave an interesting address on anatomy, physiology
nnd hygiene, concluding his lecture by
promising the court a box of cigars for
next meeting night. All members are
requested to attend at that meeting to
try the brand.
K.O.P.—Far West Lodge, No. 1, conferred the rank of Esquire on two candidates at their lnst convention and one
brother was reported-off the sick list.
Bros. Redgrave has just returned from
his trip to California, quite improved in
health. He reports the order at. the Bay
City flourishing.
F.O.E.—A goodly number of Victoria
Eagles attended the ceremonies at the
institution of Ladysmith Aerie last Friday. A special train from Nanaimo
brought down the Nanaimo, Vancouver
nnd New Westminster contingents.
Seventy of the foremost citizens of Ladysmith were admitted into the new Aerie,
which begnn life under the most favorable auspices. Six separate Aeries of
British Columbia nnd one from the state
of Washington were represented nt the
institution. Officers of Victoria took n
prominent part in the work, which was
only finished nt 5 o'clock the following
morning. . . . During the past week
Victoria Aerie has received from the
Mother Aerie at Seattle nn invitation to
take pnrt in the dedication of their new
Eagle's nest, built by Seattle Aerie at
n cost of $39,000. A committee, consisting of the following brothers, were
appointed to devise ways and menus to
enable local Eagles and their friends to
participate in this big event, which is
set for May 15th: H, F. W. Behnsen, E.
E. Lenson, J. M. Hughes, A. W. Von
Rhein and Frank LeRoy. These were
given full power to act, which is a sufficient guarantee that there will be something doing on the loth of May. An
official circular wns received from Grnnd
Worthy President. Hon. Timothy D.
Sullivan, of New York, stating thnt
Stnte and Provincial conventions had
been abolished, nnd calling for the
annulment of those contemplated to be
held during the present term.
Tuesday evening Rev. Mr, King will
give his famous illustrated lecture entitled "One Thousand Miles Up the
Nile," in Calvary Baptist Church. The
views nre nil original and very beautiful, i    •
Odd Notes of Sport.
Rossland has organized a lacrosse
*      *:     *
The Slocnn Drill announces that the
New Denver riflemen are to shoot the
Slocan team shortly. It is to be hoped
they will not.
* *   »
Golden's rifle association has been reorganized under the presidency of Hon.
F. W. Aylnier.
* »   *
The Crow's Nest district has two lacrosse leagues this season.
* »   *
The Kootenay Mail complains that under the lax administration of the game
laws, deer are being slaughtered wholesale in the mountains of that locality.
* *   *
Radical changes in the playing rules
have been made by the National Amateur Lacrosse Association, the time-
honored position of field captain being
abolished, and the western style of dividing the game into quarters being
adopted virtually without opposition.
The quarters will be, as British Columbia has them, of 20 minutes each. The
experience of the East is that the field
captain is apt to interfere with the referee, and in reality does not greatly assist the play.
* »  »
Toronto talks of withdrawing from the
National Amateur Lacrosse Association.
The trouble arises over a demand from
the association for the payment of fees.
* *   *
One of the English papers tells the
story of a distinguished amateur golfer
who came to the links with the air of
one who has only to see and conquer.
"Haw, caddie," he said.
"Yes, sir."
"What is the length of this hole?"
"Two hundred yards, sir." '
"Haw, I see. Just a drive and a
He addressed the ball, swung, and
drove it a couple of yards.
"Noo," said the caddie,  "no for the
de'il o' a putt!"
* ♦   *
The Fifth Regiment Bugle Band has
formed a lacrosse team.
* *   »
Holness, the Victoria baseballer, has
joined the Tacoma league forces. He
will have to Improve considerably to
keep in his new compaify and not discredit it.
* *   «
The Femwoods -and McQuades had
the honor of opening the local baseball
season last Saturday, Fernwood going
down to defeat to the tune of 27 to 7.
Sargison's great pitching for the victors
was the feature of the game.
* *   »
Victoria West had an easy victory
over Ladysmith at basketball last Saturday, the score being 16 to 9. The visitors had played a hard football game
during the afternoon.
* *   *
Manchester City won the English Cup
(Association football), defeating the Bolton Wanderers by one goal to nil at the
Crystal Palace grounds, London, last
Saturday, in the presence of 60,000 people—which is rated poor attendance for
such an attraction. The winners were
a second league eleven last year. They
now have ns good chnnces as Sheffield
Wednesday of winning the first league
* *   *
Mr. Taylor, North Middlesex, has introduced in the Ontario legislature the
following radical amendment to the
game law, calculated to avoid the danger of tlie huntsman being shot down
by some of the fools who cnrry guns
during the shooting season in thnt province:
"Every person while engaged in
hunting or shooting in this province
shall wear a hat ahd coat of scarlet
color, or shnll wear a band not less than
two inches wide, of cloth or other material, around his hnt or cnp, nnd n similar bund not loss than four inches wide,
on onch arm, not more thnn six inches
from the shoulder, nnd no person while
so hunting or shooting shall wear clothing of any shades of fawn, brown, green
nr grey color. Anyone violnting the
fin use is to be liable to a fine or not
more thnn $50, or less than $25."
* <   *
Victoria's lacrosse team expects to
arrange games with Senttle. Everett nnd
Tncoinn—the tenms in the new Puget
Sound league.
* *   #
The Victorin West Athletic Association will enter tenms for the intermediate nnd junior lacrosse championships of
the city, nnd nlso a tenm in the intermediate basketball league.
* *   *
Michael Spring, of the Pastime Athletic Club, New York, won this year's
Marathon road race (25 miles) in
2:38:4 2-5, the second fastest time in the
history of this event; .7. .T. Cnffrey, of
Hamilton, Ont, still having nine minutes to the good on his performance in
* *   *
The J. B. A. A. has decided to hold
a club field meeting in rehenrsnl of the
programme for the championship N. P.
A; A. A, field sports nt Vancouver this
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At the meeting of the city amateur
nnseball league the following schedule
for the season was drawn up: Mny
14th, Victoria West vs. Hillside; May
28th, Hillside vs. Fernwood; June 11th,
Victoria West vs. Fernwood; June 25th,
Hillside vs. Victorin West; July 9th,
Fernwood vs. Hillside; July 23rd, Fernwood vs. Victoria West; August 6th,
Victoria West vs. Hillside; August 20th,
Hillside vs. Fernwood; and September
3rd, Fernwood vs. AMctoria West. The
time for receiving entries for tlie intermediate league wns extended until May
3rd. Three tenms have already entered,
Fernwood, North Ward nnd Independents.
*   *   *
The organization of a new Northwest
lacrosse league has been completed, nnd
the following schedule adopted:
At Seattle—Everett, Mny 22nd; Tn-
comn, June 5th; Everett, July 24th.
At Tacoma—Seattle, May 29th; Everett, June 12th; Senttle, July 31st.
At Everett—Tacoma, June, 19th; Seattle, July 3rd; Tncoinn, July 17th.
»   *   *
Owing to circumstances over which,
like the tides, they hnve no control, the
locnl bnll tenm wns obliged to cancel the
game with Lopez, with which it had
been intended to open the season here
to-day. The big Inaugural is now set
for next Saturday, Victoria playing
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.
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Bank of Montreal. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, APRIL 30 1904
A weekly newspaper published at Victoria, B.C., by C. H. Lugrin.
C H. Gibbons  Associate Editor
H. F. Fullen Advertising Manager
land is being unjustly kept from them,
have not the right to protest and take all
the steps necessary to retain that property. We are not concerned about that
at all. .What we have the right to speak
of is the unsatisfactory manner in which
one city administration after another has
left this question an open one, instead of
approaching the people interested and
endeavoring to reach a satisfactory conclusion, and, if the road is to be closed,
making arrangements beforehand to give
the people something in exchange for it.
Disputes of this kind can be settled. The
'old Esquimalt road was once a bone of
~~ | contention, but it has been disposed of
The construction of a railway to the J satisfactorily to everybody.    But there
north end of Vancouver Island must be  does not appear to be any effort put for-
Snbscription Price .... $1.00 a Tear
Advertising rates on application.
kept before the public, no matter at what
cost in the way of reiteration, until
success crowns the effort. So vast is
the importance of such an undertaking
to this city, that, if by laying aside for
the time being every other public question, the construction of such n line
could be secured, that course would be
more than justifiable,
This paper has commented already at
some length upon the advantages, which
in a commercial way, would follow from
Island development. There is another
phase of the question fo which attention
will be directed to-day. Alaska is a region with an area of more than half a
million square miles. It possesses vast
resources. An important fact in connection with the distribution of those resources is that the best portions can be
more readily reached by water than by
land. The islands of the Alaskan archipelago, the great sweep of coast from
Valdez around to Nome, are practically
accessible only by water. A coastwise
line of railway to them is out of the
question. Railways can and will be constructed from points on the Alaskan
coast into the interior, but the connection with those railways must, for physical reasons, be with some point on
either the British Columbia seaboard or
on that of the State of Washington.
Railways will extend ns far north as
they conveniently can, but there is a
point beyond which the conformation of
the country will prevent their profitable
extension. The most northerly point on
the Mainland is Port Simpson, but the
harbors on the north end of Vancouver
Island are equally convenient to most
of the Alaskan points to be reached, and
they can be reached from the south with
less outlay than Port Simpson. Of one
thing we may rest assured: A very
large portion of the traffic between Alaska and the United States will be carried by rail either to Port Simpson or
to a port on Vancouver Island. Up to
the present, time has not been of sufficient importance in this traffic, nor has
the traffic itself been of sufficient volume
to make the delays incidental to the water voyage from Pnget Sound ports a
very serious mntter, but every, year
quick communication with Alaska Is becoming of more importance to the people
Of the United States. The Pacific Coast
states want the speediest means of communication with the great northern territory, and a glance at the map will show
that this can be better obtained by way
of Vancouver Island than in any other
manner. Hence n north and south line
on this Island will be a great highway
of United States travel. Tn these days
of great car-ferries, the water stretch
between this city and the State of Washington Is no barrier at all to the establishment of such a line of traffic.
Just a few words on another aspect
of the case. .There is a statement going
the rounds of the press to the effect that
the Grand Trunk railway contemplates
starting a line to Australia from Seattle, pending the completion of their own
through line to the Pacific, when_ the
shipping point will be in this province.
Whether this is or is not true, there can
he no doubt that the Grand Trunk Pacific will have a line of steamers to Australia. With a railway to the north end
of the Island, Victoria will surely be the
shipping point for that line because cargoes can be assembled here and distributed from here ns favorably as at any
other point, nnd by making Victoria the
terminus of the steamship line from
1,200 to 1.500 miles of sailing, in pnrt
at least through intricate channels,
would be avoided.
ward to settle once and for all the Craig-
flower controversy.
Of course it is the New Denver Ledge
that prints the following. No one else
thinks at such high pressure as the gentleman responsible for the opinions of
that paper:
"C. H. Lugrin, of Victoria, has received the largest contract of the age.
He will change the name of his paper
to Progress and boom Victoria. In order to do this he will have to kill all the
old Caribou men, all the government pap
suckers, and the chappies who always
say 'Aw' every time they take a sup of
beer. Then he will have to import live
men who know the art of advertising
and are not afraid to spend their money.
No city even with the advantages that
surround it can grow unless its citizens
are filled with the radium of hope and
willing to spill it over the earth. By
the time Lugrin gets Victoria on the
boom the Angels will be sitting on his
wings, and his plant will be a relic in
some museum devoted to the exhibition
of heroic deeds and things."
Equally, of course, the paragraph is
a libel on Victoria; but it is a good tiling
occasionally to see ourselves as others
see us. It is likewise an excellent thing
to have a laugh even at one's own expense. These reasons, and another that
will be mentioned later account for the
reproduction of the paragraph.
The reference to the old "Caribou"
men is certainly uncalled for. These
men are not in any sense whatever obstacles to tlie progress of the city, but
quite the contrary. As for the "government pap suckers," they are not more
in evidence here than elsewhere. If the
reference is.to government employees, it
is very unjust, because those gentlemen
nre practically debarred by their positions
from participating in public movements.
The rest of the paragraph, with the exception of one sentence, calls for no reference; but there is one expression thnt
lifts it out of the grotesque, nnd it is
the following: "No city, even with the
advantages that surround it, (Victoria),
am grow, unless its citizens are filled
with the radium of hope and are willing
to spill it over the earth.-"' "The radium
of hope" is certainly n fine phrase, Implying as it does something with intrinsic
force which never diminishes. It is in
this that Victorians are deficient. We
nre not hopeful enough. We need to become openly, aggressively proud of our
The federated sister colonies of Australasia have been making history during the past ten days, the news
of   the   defeat   of   the   Deakin   gov
affairs prudently and with a view to
substantial progress, eliminating all such
so-called "class favoritism" in public
affairs as seeks to benefit one section of
the community at the expense of others,
the cause of Labor must receive an impetus and an argument of magnificent
On the other hand, should the Watson
government signalize its gaining of control of the reins of power by injudicious, radical and extreme Class legislation, or by a disposition to advance the
interests of the workers banded together
in organized unionism at the cost of
their fellow citizens, an incapacity for
government will have been demonstrated
Which will assuredly be cited to the disadvantage of other ambitious Labor parliamentarians throughout the empire and
the civilized world. It is to be hoped
that the former course will be the one
It is well to bear in mind in considering the possibilities and the probabilities of the situation under the Southern
Cross, that the propaganda and methods
of the Labor legislators there are considerably less radical or revolutionary
than those of North America. Nor is it
hinted that the Labor party of the Australasian commonwealth aims to introduce many or very drastic changes- In
the existent laws. The fact appears to
be that previous governments have from
time to time adopted so many planks
in the Labor platform, in the hope of
discouraging the movement of Labor for
recognition as such in parliament and the
consequent dismissal of the old party divisions, that there is really comparatively little in this direction remaining to be
done—the functions of the new ministry
being to demonstrate Labor's fitness and
administrative ability rather than governmental gymnastics.
One present danger in the situation as
it affects this country it may be well to
constantly keep in mind: that the Labor
propaganda and party in the Australian
colonies is considerably removed from
that of those of America, being decidedly less radical and less revolutionary. It
cannot be cited ns a parallel for the condition were the so-styled Labor party,
for example in British Columbia, to find
itself in power; although the greatest
danger to the Labor cause in Australasia is, as it would be here, that the
leaders may lose their heads on acquiring office and indulge the demand of
ultra-radical and superficial followers
for such a revolutionary course of government as must, spell ruin for the country. The world will wait and watch
with keenest interest. Although New
Zealand has led in Labor legislative experiments heretofore, it has been tinder
such hodge-podge party definitions as
prevailed in British Columbia up to the
introduction of straight Liberalism and
Conservatism. The Australian Commonwealth thus has the honor of introducing the first definite Labor government,
Patience, wisdom, patriotism, success
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Progress has been endeavoring to
ascertain if there is not a way whereby
the rank injustice done to Victoria WeBt
by the vote on the school by-law cannot
be remedied, but so far without success.
We would be greatly pleased if correspondents can help us find a solution for
the problem. If the by-law were again
submitted, or something of a similar nature, so as to avoid any legal objections
it would most probably be carried
with a good majority. The strength of
the opposition is now known, and the
friends of fair play would not be caught
napping again.
The request of the licensed victuallers
to be recouped for their losses by reason
of the illegal sale of liquor by Chinamen
must be intended rather as a hint to the
municipal authorities that the rights of
the holders of licenses must be protected
than as a claim which they expect to be
paid. No man acquires a right of action against a municipality because another man violates the law, and the assent, tacit or otherwise, that a mayor
may give to the illegal sale of liquor or
any other commodity, does not give the
person who is-legally selling it a claim
against anyone, which can be collected
by law or valued in money. At the
same time, when the municipality takes
the money of an individual for a license
to sell liquor, it ought in justice to him
to see that no one sells who has no license. While the law permits the sale
of liquor, those who comply with its provisions have good cause of complaint, if
through laxity or connivance on the part
of officials their business is injured by
sales made contrary to law.
Not "The Progress." good correspondents and contemporaries—simply "Progress."
A city daily, which never mentioned
the matter at all, allows a correspondent
to give it credit for ascertaining the real
nature of the difficulty in the way of
settling the Songhees reserve, which was
the work of Progress.
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Mr. Edward Musgrave seems to think
that we are extremists too particular in
our dealing with the Indians. That is a
feature of Canadian policy, and it has
Opinions are bound to differ with respect to the degree of courage exhibited
by the Japanese troops on the transport
Kinshin-mnru, who—declining to surrender—"went down with their flag still
flying, nailed to the nation's mast." It
is debatable whether such refusal to accept the inevitable under such circumstances be heroism or foolhardiness, since
had the troops surrendered it is quite
probable that they would Inter on have
been exchanged for Russian prisoners of
ernment upon a resolution offered war and been enabled to take their re-
by a Labor member on the 22nd yenge upon the foe and their part in
instant, being followed on the 26th their country's quarrel. Still there is a
by the announcement that, pursuing the spectacular element in their display of
only constitutional course, the forma- physical disdain for death that will ap-
tion of a new ministry had been entrust- peal to the world, and the incident will
ed to Mr. Watson, the leader of the g0 far towards intensifying popular re-
Labor party. He had promptly accept- Kard for plucky Japan as the national
ed it. presenting on the following day a knight errnnt. With respect to the Rus-
completed cabinet consisting of the fol- . sinn action—sinking in cold blood a de
praved of incnlculabie value.
Robert Henderson, the true discoverer of the Klondike if his case be not
mis-stated, has gone to Ottawa, where it
is suggested thnt the Government is
considering a proposal to compensate
him for the loss of his discoverer's reward, upon proof of title, which reward
has been lost to him as yet, through
technicalities alone. If this be so. the
Government does right and well. Canada owes much to the discoverer of the
Klondike, and is not so parsimonious as
to seek to deprive him of aught that is
coming to him on any score of petty
This topsy-turvey world sees few more
curious contradictions than that of
Kuropatkin, the Russian responsible for
the historic butchery of women and children at Plevna, warning the world
against the "barbarism" of Japan.
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One of the owners of the property
along the Crnigflower rond is erecting a
fence across that highway, or whatever , ery of the intricacies of
lowing: Mr. Hughes, Minister for External Alfairs; Mr. Higgins, Attorney-General; Mr. Bntchelor, Minister for Home
Affairs; Mr. Fisher, President of the
Board of Trade; Mr. Dawson, Minister
of Defence; Mr, Mahon, Postmaster-
General; and Mr. McGregor, President
of the Federal Executive. It will be
noted that all of the new ministers nre
active members of and acknowledged
leaders in the Labor party, with the
solitary necessary exception of Attorney-
General Higgins, who is a gentleman
highly esteemed for his thorough mnst-
it mny be in law. The part of the road,
where the fence is being put up, hns
.been declared closed by the City Council. Now it is not the intention of this
pnper to disturb its youthful aspirations
by any endeavor to reach the absolute
basal facts and law bearing upon this
perennial dispute; but it proposes to say
that if the people who have been accustomed to use the road are to be deprived
of it, the city is under an obligation to
provide them with something just ns
good, nnd if possible something better.
Victoria West is a valuable and rapidly
growing part of the city., It will increase steadily in importance. It deserves fair treatment . from the City
Council, but does not always get it. and
nbout the only time it ever enmo before
the ratepayers and' asked for consideration, it met with a flat refusal. It is
time this sort of thing wns stopped. In
the matter of the Oraigfiower road it
has been used very badly. No one claims
that property owners, who believe their
fenceless company, there can be no
variety of opinion. In war with its
chances, the tnking of life is justified by
modern philosophy. The drowning of
the people of the Kinshin-maru wns not
war, however—nothing less than deliberate nnd calmly meditnted murder. No
wonder the humnne Czar is enraged.
And no wonder the world shrugs its
shoulders nt the protestation of Russia
that Christendom must be protected from
the iiurbarism and savagery of Japan!
An Attempt From n New Direction to
Settle This  Much-Vexed
law, and .standing high in his profession
This new government therefore takes
rank ns the first Labor ministry in the
history' of British constitutional government—if not of nny form of constitutional government in nil the world,
which it most probably is—and its
course 'will be studied with keenest interest by legislators and 'the public of
the entire universe. The task imposed
upon its members is an exceptional nnd
most responsible one. since not only nre
the important affairs of the Anstrnlinn
colonies held in tlie hollow of its hand.
but the success or discredit of Labor as
a pnrty factor in politics must very | coal and oil lnnds thnt they have waited
largely depend upon the measure of wis- patiently until the expiry date. Accord-
dom and discretion exorcised by Premier | ing to his promise to Mr. George Fraser,
M.L..A., the Government will now recognize all legal locations according to
priority. For n Premier's promise so
given must be held to be sacred and not
under any conditions to be departed
It will be only a few days now before
the long uncertainty as to the government's intentions in respect to blocks
4,593 and 4,504 will be made an end of.
Premier McBride announced some time
ago that the Government would act
when the period for possible disallowance had elapsed, which will be about
Mny 1st. It is true the Federal government hns stated plainly nnd decisively thnt it fully recognizes the intra vires
of Bill 16, and will not interfere with
it in any way whatever. Still Premier
McBride and his colleagues have been
so desirous that there shall be no possible further interference with holders of
bonn fide rights in the now celebrated
Watson and his colleagues. Should they
demonstrate by their official course thnt
they are of sufficiently statesmanlike
calibre tn give fair recognition to the
rights nnd interests of nil classes, with
business capacity to direct the country's
Progress took what it hoped would
be the initial step towards the settlement of the Songhees reserve question,
when it caused Chief Cooper to be interviewed as to the difficulties in the
way. It appeared from what the chief
said that the governments had done all
that they could to bring matters to a
successful issue, but that a stage had
been reached when individual effort had
to be made. Acting on this line Mr.
Lugrin has obtained the appointment of
a committee by the council of the Board
of Trade, which will ask the city council committee appointed to denl with the
subject, to co-operate with them, Hon.
Mr. Tatlow has the matter in hand for
the provincial government, and he hns
expressed his plensure thnt the bonrd
hns tnken this step. The efforts made
by Mr. Vowell, the Indian commissioner,
to bring matters to a head are a guarantee that anything thnt ho can do to
assist in closing the question up will be
promptly'done. His Worship the Mayor
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Mr. John L. Howard, president of the
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in Society.
Oh Tuesday evening there was a gay.
gathering at the Assembly Hall, the occasion being the breaking up dance to
mark the closing of Mesdames Dickinson
amq\  Simpson's   classes for the season.
, Througn the courtesy of the James Bay
Athletic , Association the beautiful festoons of evergreen hung with pennants
and lanterns, were allowed to remain.
1A few additional   touches  transformed
the old hall into a brilliant ballroom. All
the members of the classes and many of
their friends   were   present, the large
room being fairly packed.    Supper was
served about midnlight, and it was well
on into the morning before the Regimental orchestra played   the   National
Anthem.   Among those present the following   were    recognized:   The Misses
Sehl, Miss Lindsay, Miss Moresby, Miss
Laing, Miss A. McQuade, Misses Cameron, Miss Wilson, Miss Munro, Misses
Garvin,   Miss   Camsusa,   Miss  Wood-
worth, Miss PutQher,   Miss   McQuade,
Misses  Brooker,  Miss    Bucket,    Miss
McKenzie, Miss Atkinson.   Miss   Roberts, Miss Pell, Miss Kermiode, Misses
Moss, Mrs. Chapman,    Mrs.    Sparrow,
Mrs.    Oliver,    Misses    Jackson,   Miss
Adams,  Mrs.  and Miss McKay,  Mrs.
Grant, Miss Crook, Mr. and Mrs. P. 0.
Dickinson, Mr. Dier, Mr. Child, Mr. G.
Simpson, Mr. J. Simpson, Miss Adam,
Mr. H. G. Dalby, Mr.'R. Dalby, Miss
Cornell, Mr. V.  Gray, Miss Williams,
Mr.    Patton,    Mrs.    Cameron, Mr. J.
Leeming, Miss Leeming, Mr. King, Mr.
Porter,   Mr.    Courtney, Mr. and Mrs.
Sehl. Mr. Winsby, Mr. P. Whyte, Mr.
G. and Mr. R. Wilson, Miss Haney, Miss
- Adam, Mr. Thompson, Mr. J. Levy, Mr.
Ward, Dr. Dier, F. Clarke, Mr. Gres-
wold, Mr. and Miss Daniels, Miss Saun-
1 ders, Mr. J. H. and Miss Sweet, Miss
Lowe, Mrs. T. Roberts, Miss Roberts,
(Miss  Carr,  Miss  Belfry, Mr.  Holness,
, Mr. Sylvester, Mr. A. Belyea, Mr. ,E.
| Fawcett, Mr. Bell, Miss Donaldson, Mr.
I J. Dunlevy, Messrs. G. and R. Power,
[Messrs. W. and J. O'Keefe, Messrs. W.
, Jackson, Kent, Keefer, C. and P. Poote,
[Grant,    Dr.    Quay, Messrs.  Lang, R.
\ Wilson, H. Lawson, Leiser, J, Lawson,
Id. llcGonttan, Stewart,   W.    and    L.
I Yorke, Wells, Mr. and    Mrs.    Siddall,
hMessrs. J. McArthur,   Russell,   Towns-
lley, Vaughan, Maynard, Mr. and Miss
I Clay,   Misses   Fawcett, Miss M. John,
LMiss Austin, Mrs. Kilpatrick, Miss Har-
f ris,   Misses   Maynard,    Miss.  George,
|Mr.  Johns, Misses    McMicking,    Miss
IScott, Mr, C. Wilson, Misses Nioholles,
J Mr.    Virtue, Mr. Redfern,    Mr.   Cook,
I Miss Carr, Mr. Cornwall, Misses Mor-
[rison, Mrs. Rathom, Miss Andrews, Mr.
IJacobson, Mr. A. Fyke, Mr. Williams,
I-Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jones.
* *   *
The members of the   Cotillion   Club
J were entertained in a novel way at their
I dance in the A. O. U. W. hall Wednes-
I day evening.    A new cotillion called a
peanut frolic had been introduced for the
L occasion by Mrs. Lester, who is always
Ion the lookout for new and up-to-date
I ideas.   The dance was entered into with
} much zest, the various figures causing
Lmucn merriment.    At the close of the
[ cotillion, supper was served in the ad-
| joining room, dancing being afterwards
resumed and continued until a late hour.
I The hall was very tastily decorated with
| light festoons of stringed peanuts decor-
lated v,'..    colored ribbon.    These gave
' an airy effect, a striking change from the
1 usui.l heavy evergreen decorations. The
music, which was provided by the Faw-
cett-Heater orchestra, was excellent, and
1 the uoor in good condition.   Among the
\ seventy members of the club and guests
were: Mrs. nnd Miss Little, Misses Irving, Miss Monteith, Mr. and Mrs. F. B.
Pemberton, Misses Hasell,   Mr.   Tyee,
| Mr. and   Miss   Cobbett, Mr. and Miss
Keifer,  Misses  Lucas,  Miss Newlings,
Mr. Jones, Messrs. Ewnrt, Mr. Olebar,
Mrs. Dumbletoti, Mr. Rndcliffe, Dr. Al-
stead,  Misses Dickey,    Mr.    Cornwall,
' Mr. Cambie, Mrs. (Dr.) Pagan, Mr. and
' Miss Johnson, Misses McKay, Mr. Rich-1
, ardson, Mr. Worlock, Mr. and Mrs. P.
[ Hanington, Dr. Hanington, Mrs. Alan
' S. Dumbleton, Mr. Perkins, Mr. M. Bell,
Miss Gaudin and Misses Newcombe.
* *   *
On Thursday evening nt the residence
of Mr. R. J. Mugford,    198    Pandora
' street, Miss Elfreda Mugford, of Port
I de Grave,. Newfoundland,  was  happily
1 united in marriage to Mr. Henry Thomas
Bradley of the same place.   Rev. LeRoy
Dakin officiated.   The bride was gowned
i in white satin trimmed with lace.   Miss
; Isabella Bradley, the bridesmaid, wearing the same color.   The groom was sup-
I ported by Mr. John Bradley. A recherche
I supper was partaken of after the cero-
imony.   The bride wns the recipient of
[many beautiful presents.
* *   *
Many Victoria and Esquimau friends
[will rend with interest of the marriage,
► solemnized on the 6th instant at the
parish church of Kill-of-the-Grnnge,
County Dublin, Ireland, oi' Staff Pny-
I master Reginald Clntton-Bnker, R. N„
[secretary to the admiral commanding
[on the coast of Ireland, nnd the older
[son of Mr. Reginald Lnngford Baker,
Iof Moreton-in-Mnrsli. England, nnd Miss
■TCn'thleon Ellice Locke Pnddoh, eldest
(daughter of Rev. Canon Locke Paddon.
lof this city, the marriage being solemnised by the vicnr, Rov. C. W. Wellnnd.
A delightfully novel and decidedly
humorous entertainment was given by
Mrs. Lester last evening to the members
and friends of her juvenile class at A.
0. U. W. hall, to close a successful season—the function taking the form of
a nutting party. Favors and prizes of
baskets of sweets, nuts and prettily
dressed dolls gladdened the hearts of the
little ones. Several cotillion figures
were given, followed by the Highland
fling in costume by Master Eddie Hill.
The skirt dance was very gracefully executed by the following young ladies:
Marguerite Rickaby, Mona Rickaby,
Mildred Sargison, Hilda Ireland, Elsie
Sparrow, Marie Blair, Gladys Anderson
and Dorothy Lester; it certainly reflects
much credit in the perfection of execution, upon Mrs. Lester, who had carefully drilled the participants. After
10.30 the floor was given over to the
grown ups, who danced until the tiny
Miss Pearl Matheson and Mr. Francis
Hawkins were married Thursday evening at the residence of the bride's father,
-a-. R, Matheson, by Rev. Mr. Dean.
The bride, who was given away by her
father, was daintily attired in cream
silk, the bridesmaids-Hie Misses Maggie and Ada Matheson-^both wearing
white. Only the immediate friends of
the contracting parties were present.
* »   *
Mr. J. E. Jeremy, of Valdez, and
Miss Jean Shaw, daughter of- Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Shaw, of Colwood, were
the principals in a quiet but pretty wedding solemnized by Rev. W. Leslie Clay
at St. Andrew's church last Wednesday
afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy are
spending their honeymoon in the Sound
cities nnd Portland.
* *   »
At St. Andrew's Cathedral on Tuesday morning last,   the   marriage wns
solemnized by Rev. Father Leterme, in
the presence of a family wedding party,
of  Mr.   Godfrey  Comerford  and Miss'
Elizabeth McCormick, daughter of Mr. j
and Mrs. James McCormick.    Miss E.'
Ruth and Mr. Pagan were respectively
bridesmaid and best man.
* »   *
Mrs. Dickinson and Mrs. Simpson will
close their children's classes next Friday by giving a children's fancy dress
ball in the Assembly Hnll on thnt evening. Their classes having been so large
during the past season, they have released the Assembly Hall for the next
*' *   *
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Seabrook and
family spent last Saturday and Sunday
nt their country place at Sooke Lnke.
* *   *
The Officers' Club at Work Point Barracks have issued invitations for an
evening of dancing Monday, at the Fives
(Continued from page IV)
Russians are really bottled up the
Japanese will watch them more carefully in the future. One can but admire
the bravery, foolish though it may seem,
of the little men. Perhaps they will do
much more for their country through
their deaths than they could have by
spending fhe next few years as prisoners of war.
The Senate Chamber of Thursday was
the scene of an unusual incident, when
Senator Wark, now in his 101st year,
was presented with a portrait of himself. Senator Wark is a remarkable
man, although he occupies the unique
position of being the only legislator in
the world who has passed the century
mark. Think of a man taking part in
the making of laws, who was old
enough to take an interest in events
when Waterloo was fought, and who
remembers when the great shadow of
Napoleon covered a continent.
The movement on the part of the
United States to abolish pelagic sealing
in its entirety is gaining strength. This
matter will shortly have to engage the
attention of the people of British Columbia.
The Germans are in very serious
trouble in their South African possessions. They made the mistake of underrating their barbarous foe. This is almost the first time that the Germans
hnve had to cope with savages in warfare, and their methods will be watched
with great interest. They hnve been
accustomed to laugh at the difficulties
which the British encountered, and are
now finding out for themselves what
such operations are like.
With respect to the contemplated
Canadian-Mexican direct steamship ser-j
vice, Premier Luurier has announced, in
response to a question in the House by
the opposition lender, (hat the government is expecting a representative of
Mexico upon whose arrival arrangements will probably be completed. The
Vancouver board nt trade is already
moving energetically to secure the terminus of litis now line for Vancouver.
Wlint is the Victoria board doing in this
connection? Docs it propose to let the
fruit of Victoria activity in working up
the new line ho gathered by Vancouver
through laziness in pushing Victoria's
legitimate claims?
The performance by Al G. Field's
minstrels at the Victoria theatre Tuesday evening came very near to being a
grim tragedy, for while the audience
murmured against being kept waiting at
the doors for a few moments and then
at being refused a sight of the rising
curtain for some fifteen minutes, Drs.
Robertson, Milne, Hart, Lucas and Gibbs
were laboring behind the scenes to bring
back several members of the company
from the gates of death. A Chinaman
had lighted the fire in the theatre furnace, in which gaseous coke has for
some time past been used as fuel without the slightest inconvenience or misadventure of any kind. Perhaps not understanding the management of furnaces
as well as he might, the Chinaman had
left the furnace doors open, and sent
the choking gasses in a rush through
the dressing rooms and corridors where
the minstrel men were assembling. They
noticed a sickly, somewhat exhilirating
odor in the air, and starting for the
outer doors were seized with dizziness
and fell unconscious ere they could reach
them. Assistant House Manager Edwin
North discovered them just in time to
avert death at least for some of them,
eight being found unconscious. Some of
these were lying prone in the corridors,
others in the dressing and property
rooms, and one on the stage itself. As
the smell of gas was not particularly in
evidence then, and as there was no suggestion of possible asphyxiation offered,
the doctors at first were puzzled and the
insensible singers and funmakers were
treated primarily for ptomaine poisoning.
Then with the explanation of the first to
regain consciousness, the medical men
started to work with a will and had a
majority of the victims sufficiently recovered to take their parts in the performance, Not so, however, the featured European specialty 'earn, Percy
Lee and brother, head nnd hand balancers, who until a late hour in the night
were still unconscious, the heart of tlie
one being dangerously feeble. The
otihers seriously affected were Dave and
Jule Walton, Tony O'Dell, Aldo Mig-
nani, Prank Minch, Tommy Hyde,
Chnrles Flynn, and Tommy McKennn,
all of whom were pronounced out of danger and able to accompany the troupe
to Vancouver by Wednesday morning's
steamer. Flynn, despite the fnot that
he had only a few minutes before regained consciousness under the doctor's
care, was in exceptionally good voice in
the first part—a very prettily set nnd
tuneful first part too, it mny be said—
and his song, "The Sweetest Dream of
All," received a generous expression of
spontaneous appreciation. Reese Pros-
ser, a lnst year favorite with Northwest
lovers of minstrelsy, was another singing favorite, his hit being made with
Ridhard J. Jose's last season success,
"Dear Old Giri." Of the comedy features, Tommy Donnelly's musical version
of "How Old Was Ann" was easily preeminent; while in the nfterpart the
honors were divided by the musical
Mignani family and the Walton Brothers, phenomenally expert hoop rollers.
* *   •
A few art-loving Victorians are in
Seattle to-day to see Mrs. Minnie Mad-
dern Piskc in the Paul Heyse masterpiece "Mary of Magdala," and one of
Tbsen's best studies, "A Doll's House."
Victoria does not get Mrs. Pisko this
season, not by reason of the fact that
there is no house available, but because
Mrs. Fiske's book was completed tinder
the impression thnt the Victoria theatre
alone could be used to present a dramatic
entertainment. Next season she will
play here, as well ns in Vancouver, despite the trust. Parenthetically it mny
he mentioned thnt the efforts of Mrs.
Fiske, Hackett, Mansfield, and a few
others in fighting the Trust—although
Mansfield has now cnpitulnted—n chain
of independent theatres hns gradually
been worked up, the coast line being
made complete by the opening on Thursday of the Columbia theatre at Portland by Mrs, Leslie Carter in "Du
Barry.-' It is to be regretted that Victoria and Vancouver could not have seen
their way clear to be in the anti-syndicate line.
* *   *
At the'Victoria thentre yesterday evening Mary Mannering presented Leo
Ditrichstein's brilliant new comedy.
"Harriet's Honeymoon," in which he
utilizes artistically and in a way to provoke much merriment, nn incident of one
of his own walking tours through rural i
Germany. Miss Mannering in the role
of the romantic girl-wife has a part |
which Ipnds itself well to her personality, I
while Mr. Arthur Byron in the opposite
part is equally well fitted. The comedy
is clever, clean and qunint—but it is a
debatable point whether or not it should
be offered at $2 in cities of Victoria's
limited population, Shortage of space
in this issue precludes further reference
until the next appearance of "Progress."
* »    *
Curious, isn't it, that while James K.
Hackett is encaged in liis hitler war on
the theatrical trust, his wife (Mary Man-
h'eringl should be one of the best exploited of the trust attractions.
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on the Bible
Canon Henson's Recent Sensa.
tional Declarations Answer*
ed Emphatically by Very
Rev. Dr. Orth. I
implied than expressed. It is not given
to each individual to explain it. "No
prophecy of Scripture," says St. Teter,
"is made by private interpretation." It
is God's sacred word, and hence, the
Archbishop declared, His living representative on earth alone is its interpreter.
" 'My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,'. saith
the Lord.   Who then will venture to interpret the  unsearchable ways  of God
and the incomprehensible mysteries hid-
j Qen jn ^e Bible?   'How can I under-
Considerable comment and that of a I staad it if no one explain it to me,' said
very diversified character, has been ex- j tne Ethiopian."
cited both in Roman Catholic and in j When the Archbishop referred to the
Protestant circles here over the lecture different methods still in vogue to inter-
upon the inspirational and sacred char- j pret the Bible, he mentioned the Montan-
actor of the Bible which His Grace! ists. Anabaptists, Adamites, Mormons,
Archbishop Orth delivered at St. An- j and others believing in private inspira-
drew's Cathedral a few days since, and j tion, who wrest the Scriptures to suit
in which the learned Catholic prelate j their own freaks, fancies and caprices,
took occasion to refer to the recent so-1 "There is no error so degrading, no
called    heresies of Canon Benson    of! crime so heinous, and no practice so de-
London, pronouncing his denunciation of
the Bible scandalous in tflie extreme,
while hoping for tlie Canon's speedy repentance and renunciation of his grievous errors. Should he preserve his
present position on the subject of the
Bible, the Archbishop expects that
Canon Heusou will shortly be found establishing himself as founder and leader
of still another party within the Protestant church. The Archbishop spoke only
words of sympathy and regret in his
references to Canon Henson, but freely
plorable," he remarked, "which has not
been justified by some passage of the
Holy Bible thus interpreted."
When speaking of the individual interpretation of the sense of the Bible, the
speaker remarked that just this method
produced among the more rational class
of Protestants in England alone no fewer
than three hundred different denominations; "it must be acknowledged," he
added, "that this is a standing scandal
and stumbling block to the Gentiles."
Who then will extricate them out of
scathed his utterances as utterly unwar-' t,lis"cnaoUc"state?" His Grace con-
rentable. Said he: , tinu<J(J "Nothing less than an infallible
"The Canon impugns the veracity of gUj<ie. If Our Blessed Lord, the source
the Bible by calling it 'a pack of lies' of au wisdom, did not appoint any au-
without attempting to give his hearers thorized judge to decide on the meaning
a reliable substitute—nor any proof or ot His own Word he acted contrary to
the veracity of his own impugnations. I COmmon sense. No legislator ever passed
Upon his own statement he was in error j enactments without appointing judges
before his onslaught; what proof has he, an(j magistrates to decide on their mean-
given that his present position is the raigs ,and enforce obedience to such de-
true one? None whatever—and why | cistons. The Jews who revered the Old
not? Because he has none fo give. He I Testament highly nnd regarded it as the
and his adherents still are groping in the I Word of the Most  High; referred the
dark—no 'kindly light' for them unless
they accept an unerring and infallible
judge as did the im-mortal Cardinals
Newman nnd Manning. This the Catholics possess in their Church—the infallible mouthpiece of God: 'Who heareth
you, heareth me.' In all matters affecting faith and morals we must humbly
bow to the teachings of this infallible
Church: 'He who does not hear tlie
Church let him be to thee as tlie heathen
anu the publican.'"
Then the Archbishop went on to show
in lucid and eloquent words   how   the
Catholic Church had made and protected j of the world.' "
this Holy Book.
"Now the Holy bible was not from
the beginning a book as we have it," he
said. "For several centuries it existed
in fragmentary booklets scattered with
many spurious books among tlie faithful. It was in the fourth century that
the Church separated the chaff from the
wheat, declaring which books were
sacred and which counterfeit; the sacred
ones were bound into one volume and
called the Holy Bible—or the Book of
Books. In fact when we accept the
Bible as the Word of God we must receive it on the authority of the Catholic
Church  which   was  its  sole  custodian
final decisions regarding it to the High
Priest and the Synagogue, and Our Lord
sanctioned tills method by His own
words: 'The scribes and the Pharisees
sit upon the chair of Moses; all things
therefore whatsoever they shall say to
you, observe and do.' When the synagogue was waning, Our Lord appeared;
and when He withdrew He appointed a
-...iitrch guided by the Holy Spirit to
carry on His plan to the end of the
world: 'As the Father hath sent me, so
also I send you—Behold I remain with
you always, even to the consummation
The country roads are good and there I
is no dust. The fresh, bright green of
the maples and alders contrasts beautifully with the sombre foliage of the
firs. The roadside is bedecked with
lilies, as we all persist in calling them
notwithstanding the efforts of certain
learned folk to make us say "trillia."
The winter grain stands up tall and
luxuriant in long, graceful rows. The
cattle in the pastures look sleek and fat.
  I Wherever there is an unused open space
for fifteen hundred years and since then j among the trees millions of daisies and I
lias been its sole true guardian to the j buttercups make a carpet of white and j
prcseut day.   When Martin Luther and i yeiiow.   The fruit trees are laden with I
Jiis consorts commenced to publish their | blossoms, whose delicate perfume scents I
own Bibles with their many new addi-1 the gently moving  wind.    The  black, ]
itions and interpolations,   the   Oattiolic i freshly plowed land glistens in the sun-
■Church exclaimed:   "It is the Word of  Ug-ht.   Do you see that field, which looks
•God and it caunot be changed at will by ' so very black in contrast with the green
anan.'   When about three hundred years, surrounding it?    When we last drove
ago the King James edition was about | along here—was it last year or the year
to be published, again went forth from -   -   - -      ,.    ..   u—u
Rome the same solemn • warning. Our
separated brethren have had their own
i/.jle for the last three or four centuries. They set it upon a pedestal,
idolizing it as tflic sole rule of faith, the
before?—that was a tangle of brush,
which looked as though it were the very
abomination of desolation. You are
right: we could not see the city from
this road then, Here the omnipresent
broom is just coming into blossom, and
only source of God's word. But now | how graceful nre the maple boughs with
wo see it decried ns 'a pack of lies.' | their pendent blossoms. Yes, indeed, he
Again the Church would exclaim 'It is j was a wise man who left those stately
the Word of God.' From these facts ■ oaks standing when he cleared up the
we learn how the Catholic Church wns rest of that field. "I think crows like
its true custodian to this very day. Were oaks," remarks the little fellow who is
it not for the Church there would be no i handling the reins. "I never see an oak
Bible. Instead of the Bible, the dom-1 tree but there's crows." The grammar
inant part of our people would have i is not good, but the statement of fact
the impious and ungodly Koran. St. j cannot be impugned. Now the road
Paul tells us "all Scriptures are divinely j rises a little and there is a long vista
inspired,' tflie Old as well as the New of forest through which it winds. To
Testament.    St. Pnili itherf it Wee bit | the left is a beautiful lnke.     A   little
'' higher up, just before the timber ends,
the snow-capped mountain peaks show
nbove the horizon, nnd in another minute
the mighty range of the Olympics is in
full view. A little farther on we get a
glimpse of other mountains. That is
Mount Baker. Yes, there is no mistaking it. It catches the rays of the declining sun in a wonderful way. Those
other snow peaks nre somewhere on the
Mainland north of Vancouver. How
calm the Gulf of Georgia looks and what
ems the islands nre in this light.   Shall
more than does the London Cnnon.    In
him wo believe and trust nnd hope.
"The Cntholic Church cnlls tlie Holy
Scriptures enunciations of the Holy
Ghost, who is the true God with the
Fnther and the Son. Her authority is
paramount. She comes to us from God
saying: 'Go and tencili every creature.'
She is not of recent date but she looked
into the face of our Blessed Lord, heard
His sacred words, and received His commandments."
The Archbishop admitted that knotted j we stop nll(1 climb Cednr Hin? N0( not
intricacies and perplexities nre found in | t0-day. Wo lmve not more tn(m tinle
human writings: Virgil's Georgics, Oi- ■ enongh t0 get home before dinneri and
corn's Orations, the wonaVons creations] „n„ ousk tne nir nlny be n littie too
of Shakespeare and other standard clas- j dlin for people witn0ut wraps, g0 we
sics nre difficult to understand. But, tnm homeward. The evening mist set-
when one is sufficiently disciplined to j ties down over the Strait, nnd nbove It
follow the author's trend of thought he the mountains stand out like enormous
can master thorn: there is no meaning cameos, pink-tinted by the sunset and
hidden behind meaning in them.   It is  over-arched by a soft blue sky.
fortunate for nil of us that controversies -	
regarding human  writings nre of very j "
little consequence relatively, nnd the nt-! It. is n quiet part of Victoria where
tainment of man's end does not depend ! one does not henr the sound of the hnm-
npon them. But not so with the Holy j mer. New buildings, repnirs to old
Scripture. It will always remain an un-1 old ones, new fences nnd new things
explored land, for there is more menning j generally are the order of the day.
Not Good Biters.—"The mosquitoes
are biting very badly."—Beaver cor.
Kevelstoke paper.
* «   *
Over-exercising.—"The dining room at
the Filbert is running extra hours."—
Sandon Standard.
* *   *
uandon Picking Up.—"Plenty of men
and money are scattered about the
town."—Sandon Standard.
* *   •
He's Got the Habit,—"Thomas L.
Wolsey is still putting up fence posts."
—Melakon cor. Kootenay Mail.
* *   •
In One Round.—" A slide at the Queen
Bess put Koch's barn out of business."
—New Denver Ledge.
* »   *
Taylor's Large Thought.—"John Taylor thinks of closing Ms shoe shop and
opening a dairy."—New Denver Ledge.
* *   *
Sonshine.—"A little baby boy has
come to brighten the home of Mr. and
Mrs. George Black."—Mount Pleasant
* 4      A
The Versatile Violin.—"At the entertainment next Friday evening Baby
Egan will whistle and play a violin
solo."—Nelson Economist.
* *   *
Here's To Hoar.—"0. D. Hoar's new
residence on the North Golden townsite
is looming up in great style."—Golden
»   ♦   *
More Troughs Needed.—"Extra tables
hnve been put in use to accommodate
the diners at the Sandon."—Sandon
* *   *
Fishery Note.—"Aliss Whale and Miss
Xellie Whale attended a dance at
Roger's Tass last week."—Beaver cor.
Kootenay Mail.
* *   *
Mikado In Cog.—"A husky looking
.Tap was in town yesterday. He may
have been one of the fighting princes
we hear so much about and was on his
way to the front."—Sandon Standard.
* •   *
Want Beer.—"Quite a number of the
men are sick; they complain of the water
that they have to drink."—Beaver
»    *    *
A Slow Community.—"Mumps are
very bad hero hut fortunately so fnr
none of the men have caught them."—
Heaver Breezes.
* *   *
Sweet Youth.—"C. Martin and Kid
Price nre in town. Kid's visits nre always hailed with delight by the young
Benverites its he is very   liberal   witli
candy."—Beaver Breezes.
* *   *
Inexplicable Interference.—"Two pub-
nacions characters were jugged Wednesday while fighting in an orderly manner."—Sandon Standard.
* *   *
Boy or Girl ?—"Important news awaits
John Alexander McNanghton at his
home in Aberdeen, Scotland."—Nelson
* *   *
Valuable Suggestion. — "By cutting
away the mountains for half a mile on
either side of Sandon, the city can be
made quite safe from water or slides."—
New Denver Ledge.
* *   *
What About Ping-Pong?—"Now that
the snow has gone and the ground is
drying up niceiy it is high time to consider what game we nre to play this
season."—Morrissey Dispatch.
* *   •
Prospective Pleasures.—"In a short
t'ime we will publish a list in black type
of the deadbeats who owe this paper
money."—'New Denver Ledge.
* *   *
Jollying The Jiner.—Postmaster Kipp
is a late 'jiner' of the Gun Club. Out of
25 pigeons he broke—well never mind,
he says he can do better."—Ashcroft
* *  *
Brainy But Bald— "D. Mark-Carleyis
a heavy man- in body, but in brains a
lightweight—his head not even carrying a
trace of gray matter."—Nelson Tribune.
Important If True.—"One of the upper
town anglers has recently made the purchase of a swell steel rod,"—Morrissey
«   * ■»
Seismic Shock.—"Peter McSwain
spilled his brains into the Nelson Tribune
Inst Saturday, and caused an earthquate
amongst a certain portion of the community."—New Denver Ledge.
Beaver Breezes.—"Some of the boys
celebrated here last Tuesday. . Beaver
is getting full of strangers. . . Capt.
Pete Campbell is to be seen at the
throttle of the 'goat.' . . the boarding
house and shacks are being whitewashed
. . . everyone is so busy these dnys
that we haven't got' time. . . The
boys wish it wns Easter every Sunday;
the eggs went down good. . . Mrs.
Whale, accompanied by J. Howden,
went to the dance at Rogers Pass, . .
Straw lints nre being worn by the girls
around town. . . There was much
excitement over the 'Beaver Breezes'
last week; men's curiosity exceeds fhe
fair sex."—Golden Star.
At Reformed Episcopal Church Proves
Signally Successful.
Owing to that pressure upon space
that is the bane of the newspaperman's
life, the following report was .crowded
out of the last issue of Progress:
A sale of work and entertainment
was given on the 20th inst. by the
Ladies' Aid of the Reformed Episcopal
Church, which was very successful. The
following ladies assisted:
Fancy Work—Mrs. Schwengers and
Mrs. Hardress Clarke.
Plain Sewing—Mrs. John Langley and
Mrs. George.    ,
Candy Table—Miss McTavish, assisted
by Miss 0. Wilson and Mrs. Gardiner.
Ice Cream—Mrs. W. R. Higgins, assisted by Miss McTaggart, Miss M.
Nioholles and Miss A. Carr.
Afternoon Tea—Mrs. T. Nicholson, assisted by Mrs. W. Wilson, Miss Wilson,
Miss Ellor, Miss B. Fawcett and others.
The tea, candy and ice cream booths
were well patronised all the afternoon
and evening.
The children's operetta, entitled "The
Dream ,of the Flowers," was charmingly rendered by the following young
ladies- Fairy Queen, Miss Mabel Miller; Morning Glory, Miss Ada Schwengers; Bumble Bee, Miss Ethel Cross;
Cora and Bessie, Miss Blanche Smith
and Miss Grace Cameron; May Queen,
Miss Ethel Casey; Rose, Miss Georgina
Bebbington; Nine Fairies, Misses H.
Young, E. Young, E. Sparrow, E.
Casey, S. Gosse, J. Cameron, G. Anderson, D. Lester and K. Herberge;
Daisies, Miss M. Atwood, L. NichoIIes
and E. Cowiper; Buttercup, Miss N.
Brown; Violets, Misses 0. Vincent, A.
Young, S. Bnynton and I. Carter;
Arbutus, Miss C. Stirtln; Primrose, Miss
M. Stirtin; Carnation, Miss B. Ander-
naclh; Daffodil, Miss D. Howard; Wild
Rose, Miss Netta Heyland.
This was all under the direction of
Miss Nicholson and Mrs. G. Dickenson,
and reflected great credit on the energy
and ability of these two ladies.
The following young ladies took part
in the parasol drill: Misses George, N.'
Spence. A. Mahoney, Wilson, B. Fawcett, 0. Fawcett, Cowes, Helmcken,
Heyland, Bishop, McTavish, Lemon and
Major Hibben, 5th Regiment, C. A.,
commanded this gallant corps, which
presented a bright and soldier-like appearance, and won unstinted applause.
One must congratulate the major on his
recruits, .who in time will prove a very
worthy company of amazon warriors,
and a great acquisition to the gallant
The interlude wns pleasantly filled in
with instrumental music and songs, the
opening duet being played by Mrs. F. A.
Futcher and Misses Nicholson. Solos
were sung by Mrs. J. A. Hinton and
Miss Oolquhoun, who received a well-
deserved encore. The accompanists for
the evening were Mrs, W. H. Higgins
nnd Miss McTavish, who admirably filled their parts.
For Shoes!
Seasonable Shoes!
at Reasonable
N. B.—We are sole agents for thi
well known SOROSIS Shoes for
Women,   Try a pair. j
The Paterson Shoe Goi
"Truth" hns disappeared again from
Victoria and in its place has come "Progress." It requires some restraint to forbear the obvious comment but seeing
that the change means the welcoming
back to the grindstone of a well known
newspaperman a tight hold will he kept
to-day on all jokes which have Victoria
as their butt. "Greasepaint" has found
another medium through which to reach
the public and if one reads "between the
lines" those "Random Reflections" have
a familiar air about them—an air that
always catches a whistle. W*ll, here's
progress to "Progress," and Victoria
also. With the two men who are at the
helm of the newspaper bark—American
spelling for barque—Victoria will be
shown how to make progress, and
if it does not go forward then "Progress" cannot. That truth will prevail
if "Truth" itself has not. "Progress" is
a readable paper. Vancouver Island has
in it a bright and ready chnmpion. With
the advent of the new blood and the new
name the paper has taken on other
features. The theatre, sport and society
—in fact the people and their amusements—are well looked after. There
should be a long life of usefulness before the weekly.—Vancouver World.
(From the New Denver Ledge.)
Many a man, like the moon, shines
with borrowed light.
Many a man who doesn't tnke water
has to be bailed out.
Playing the fool is said to be a universal accomplishment.
The longer you keep whiskey the better it is—and the better you are.
Men never object to being overrated
except by the assessor.
Division among families is an unsatisfactory soft of arithmetic.
Young man, beware of the girl who is
too lazy to return your kisses.
A small boy says that Adam was the
only man who wns not grown up.
One reason men get over the habit of
savins money is that when ftey do they
lose it in investment instead of having
the fun of spending it.
Generally you can tell the mnn who is
worrying over how he enn pny the family milk bill by the way he buys chnm-
pngne down town to show he hns plenty
of money,
A High Class
Rates $3.00 to $5.00 a Day^
& Watkins
Rooms 9 All Five Sisteri
P. 0. BOX 219.'
Dominion  Hotel!
The Dominion Hotel is the latest ant
most beautiful of all Western Hotels.
It is centrally located on Yates street
handy to the business centre, just
block from the theatre, and eonvenien
to all the leading churches.
Strangers arriving in the city, late o
early, by boat or train, are met at th
wharf or depot by our courteous and wel
trained porters (thus being saved a lo
of worry) and conveyed to the hotel ii
the finest buses that money can provide
absolutely free of charge.
The bedrooms are modern, large am
well lighted, and possesses an air oi solii
comfort seldom found in city hotels.
They are furnished in oak, electri
lighted, helled, and the carpets and eas;
chairs are of the best.
The reception corridor and parlor fori
a pleasing rendezvous for lady guests
while the office or reading room is th
one place in the city where you will fim
an acquaintance if he is in Victoria.
The rates are lower than most first
class hotels, but they are responsible fo
the Dominion Hotel having no dull set
American Plan $1.50 to $2.50 per daj
European Plan (room only) 50c. to $l.j
per day. Just think of it! a room wit!
bath attached and meals far $2.50 pc
day. I
We ask the stranger to see the Domi
on Hotel before arranging elsewhere.
Stephen Jones, Proj
Contractor and BuilderJ
Estimates furnished for
all classes of work.
Temporary office, Carnegie Library Bl'|
Vates St., Victoria. PROGRESS,     SATURDAY   APRIL   30,1904.
(Continued from page 1.)
liter's own explanation of the shrink-
ge of his paper to less than one fourth
s normal size is embodied in a line be-
?ath the title:
The original or initiatory publication
as on the 9th of February last, when,
.ter narrating the fact of inquiries hav-
g been frequently made for information
s to how subscribed moneys had been
pplied in connection with the hospital
ork, and of point blank refusal on the
irt of the hospital authorities to give
ft any portion of the contents of their
ports for publication, the Mirror pre-
ented extracts to the extent of two
>lumns from the statements forwarded
Wm Victoria.
"The figures as supplied make very
iteresting, if mysterious, reading," the
Urror said at that time, "and go to ex-
lain the natural reticence of the board
> submit them for public perusal. For
le half year ended December, 1902,
le government contributed $889.55 to-
rards the hospital; contract patients
re credited with $1,770.95; and pay pa-
ents $25.10—$2,685.00 in all. Disburse-
lents figure up $2,320, showing a profit
f $850.60 on the half year's operations,
nd including a balance charged to dis-
ursements from November of $135.99
>r which there is no clue in the Novem-
er returns. The salaries for these
lonths are $200 per month, and
jnt $18.50 per month except for
lecember, when anj additional $150
tacked on under the salary heading.
. is reported that 140 patients were
reated during this period, but there is
[ithing to show how many of these were
idoor patients or how many merely re-
jived medical advice. One can only
take a blind stab at this by looking at
le figures set opposite maintenance,
hich range from $117.61 to $59.34 per
lonth According to tlie ro-
Vms sent to the government there were
s many as fourteen patients in the his-
Jtal during one of these months. In the
Jecehiber return for 1902 there is a
kvernment grant of $639.55, and again
I January, 1903, a sum of $650.55 is
•credited to the snme source; in April,
|>59.55; in July, $655.50; and in
[ctober, $650.55 — total government
hurt for ten months, $2,516.15. The
ilaries up to September nre set down
[ $250 per month, but in October they
In up to $294.50, and the following
tonth to $3+8.70. The rent and water
iites of the old hospital ($18.50 per
Iionth) appear to have been regularly
laid up to October, for which month
Ttere is no entry under this heading, but
j November there is $89 charged to rent.
Fhis appears to have been a rather heavy
iionth, for in addition to the big salary
(barge and the heavy rental, $148.73 is
Iharged for maintenance—exclusive of
Irugs and equipment, fuel and lighting—
fid $358.62 for 'new buildings.' 'New
fundings' in December cost $220.37, and
Maintenance $160.48; fuel and light,
146.50; drugs nnd equipment, $39.87.
The amount received from contract pati-
Jnts (that is miners and others whose
ll.OO per month is deducted for medical
lees) varies from $508.20 to $174 per
With—a big margin for this district.
The receipts for the year, including the
government grants before alluded to,
otal $6,379.00, and the disbursements,
Allowing for all the extraordinary
Iharges made, total $5,911.46, leaving a
Irofit of $467.84. Almost every enter-
iasnment got up in Ymir during the term
lovered by these figures was in aid of
Ihe hospital, yet the only credit given is
llO attributed to 'other sources.' Every
•vonth's return as supplied by the gov-
Irnmenit sets out the number of patients
femaining in hospital. According to
Ihese there were 11 patients in hospital
In January; four in February, eight m
>tarch, 10 in April, six in May, six in
June, nine in July, eight in August, 13
In September, 12 in October, 11 in November, and 11 in December. Now,
Everybody knows that there was never
[his "number in the hospital. The figures
In the main must allude to outside pah-
Ints under medical treatment, yet the
Maintenance of three nurses and a couple
If indoor patients last December is said
lo have cost $160.48. The accounts will
ltand investigating. We have shown the
Ifficial figures to several parties mter-
Isted in the hospital and the general ver-
|ict is 'mysterious.'"
One week later tue Aiirrur reisflied to
.he crusade and the present serious con-
Etion of affairs began apparently to
ake choate form. In that issue, on the
■3th February, a letter was published
Iver the signature of "Hospital bub-
Vriber," in which particular reference
fas made to the charge for new build-
Ags during November and December, ot
1)79.99, appearing in the quoted official
%port of the hospital hoard, and the
fcmment is offered; "The only new
ftilding in connection with the hospital
fected about this time was a woodshed.
[Editorially on that date the Mirror
Immented upon the persistent refusal
J' the local authorities to give out the
ispital figures nnd asked the reason of
lis unusual reticence if all was straight
hd as it should be. It also announced
ith considerable heat, perhaps not
liolly unnatural, that it had been call-
upon and informed that if any further
reference were made to hospital finances
the managers of the union would declare
an official boycott against the Mirror
and its editor.
"Just what we expected and have been
preparing for," is the comment upon
this. "Let it come, and a few of these
fellows will find themselves in jail—
where they should have been long ago.
The experiment has been tried by the
'packer' president of the union, and it
did not work. We were advised to take
out a warrant for his arrest, but his
friends interceded and action has been
deferred pending developments. . . .
In the interest of the public we gave
publicity to figures showing how the receipts of the Ymir General Hospital are!
handled, and for this heinous offence the
merchants of the town are to be ORDERED to withdraw their patronage from the
Mirror under the usual dire penalties.
.... Except some explanation can
be given of the figures published, the
public have a right to demand an investigation, There will be no confidence
placed in the management of the hospital until the government in this instance as in all others, appoint a couple
of independent men to act on the directorate of the institution, to which they
contribute liberally."
The union leaders apparently were as
good as their word, for in the next issue
of the paper, on February 27th, it is
shown that the boycott had been initiated. Commenting thereupon the Mirror
said: "Encouraged by the apparent success attending their efforts, the instigators of tlie boycott against the editor of
this paper are now agitating another
'reform.' They propose that no mine
manager, mine superintendent, foreman,
shift boss or other mine official shall be
appointed by a company before their
names shall have been submitted to the
miners' union, and that no such appointment be made unless with full approval
of such body. Should these conditions
not be promptly complied with the union
edict will be 'Strike,' 'Boycott.' Is it
any wonder that capital is giving and
has given Ymir a wide berth? The mineral wealth of this district is undoubted.
Why, then, is it allowed to lie almost
dormant? The answer is that there is
ever present a sense of danger at the
hands of the dreaded agitator—resident
or imported. The few merchants there
are in town live im fear and trembling
of these demagogues, and as these gentry
are also the business 'push' for the
saloons (nine of which mysteriously
flourish in a town of 250 inhabitants)
the position can be understood by the
fortunate outsider."
Elsewhere in the same paper was dealt
with a case in which three allegedly
prominent members of the miners' union
were charged with breaking into the
house of onie Frances Leslie, in the
"red light" district, and stealing some
$30 worth of property. It was plainly
charged in this connection that Constable Forrester had forborne to act
upon definite information against the
union men, and when the victim of the
robbery herself found her property in
their cabin and insisted upon bringing the
case into court, it was promptly dismissed, "although $50 had been offered
the night before to settle it out of court
—the usual rule when crimes are committed in Ymir."
Editorially on the 27th February the
Mirror dealt with the situation thus:
"Tlie boycott instituted against this paper is the outcome of a mean conspiracy,
and so clumsily promulgated that the victims of the instigators have had their
heads forced into the halter by being
made parties to a criminal plot. A clear
proof of conspiracy is that all the advertisements were withdrawn at the
same time.    The   reason    assigned   is
FEAR OF THE BOYCOTT COMMITTEE. So terrible is this fear that
some of our former patrons have offered
to pay for their advertising space us
usual provided their businesses are not
advertised. And this condition of terror
exists in Ymir—in British Columbia.
Why was this boycott instituted? Simply because we tried to do our honest
duty. . . • Under the circumstances
and as we were being pressed for the
information, we applied to the government at Victoria and secured a copy ot
the returns the hospital board are required to make every month so ns to
entitle them to the government grant.
These figures we published—an extraordinary, puzzling compilation. Instead
of trying to explain mntters, what was
the answer of the board of directors and
the miners' union to tho challenge? Sim-
ply__'Boycott him.' . . Why all this
if the accounts be correct? Would not
the honest, manly way be to court investigation, not shirk it? Are boycott and
conspiracy the weapons of honest men?"
The self-same day the paper printed
a conspicuous tombstone device, "erected
to the memory of the departed spirit of
Ymir business men by the Boycott Committee, February, A.D. 1904—R. I. P.
—with sundry inelegant addenda and the
advertisements turned upside down of
those patrons who had yielded to the
union command under threat of a with-
drawal lof custom.
On March 19th the Mirror reviewed
tlie situation up to date, charging that
public subscriptions to the liospit.nl in
1903, amounting to $897.65, and acknowledged in detnil through the press
nt this amount, had been reduced in tho
reports to $382, and that the management regarded this ns too trivial a matter to call for oxplnnntion. It wns further pointed out that the Mirror had I
originally won the enmity of the union
because it. had dared to oppose tlie
union candidate for the legislature, Al.
Parr, and vengeanse had been sworn
upon the paper in this connection, ln
respect to the hospital, the Mirror inquired how the four cots in the hospital
could accommodate the 13 patients allegedly under care, and how two months'
rent at $18.50 could total $89, as it appealed in the reports?
"The reign of terror prevailing in this
camp cannot be well understood by the
ousider," the Mirror said at this juncture. "There can be no doubt but that
in this immediate district there are some
of the richest mineral properties in the
province. It takes capital to work them,
however, and capital gives Ymir a wide
berth. Why? Simply because there is
the ever-present danger of labor troubles.
It breaks out every now and then in the
form of a strike; a boycott, or other mischief. At the present moment there is
mischief brewing which will make the
coming season a decidedly 'hot' one in
this camp unless the mischief-makers be
cowed before their plan matures."
The next exhibit bears date of March
26th, by which time the Mirror had
shrunken to a one-page paper containing
but four local "ads." It consists chiefly
of a report of the killing of Alec McDermid by Murdoch Campbell, with the
allegation that Police Officer Forrester
had—suggestively at the inspiration of
the union clique—grossly neglected his
duty in the premises, making no move
to apprehend the homocide until Campbell, by advice, surrendered himself into
custody. A ghastly picture is drawn of
the vagrant camp dogs feasting upon the
blood of the victim of the affray, and editorially the town paper observed:
"The1 camp is fast becoming one of the
most lawless in the wild and woolly west,
and will continue to enjoy this most unenviable reputation until it is properly
policed. Ymir has the distinction of being the first and only town in British
Columbia in which boycotting is openly
and systematically enforced by the ruling despots. It is hence a congenial atmosphere for the frothy agitator and
mischief-maker. The camp always had
a bad reputation but this is growing
worse as recent events demonstrate.
Elsewhere in the self-same issue it is
flatly charged on the information of one
E. W. Widdowson that Officer Forrester
had improperly imprisoned him, had
searched him, removing his money and
other property, locking him up in a cell
ns drunk and disorderly, which charge
he succeeded in disproving before Justice
P. J. Elerazer, who discharged him. The
constable, it is alleged, took $8.10 from
Widdowson's pockets, and upon his release returned but $3.10, denying that
there had been more. Upon threats of
complaint to Victoria in the premises,
the officer produced the remaining five
"Forrester was drunk when he locked
me up, and he was badly under the influence of liquor when he came in and
took my cot away." Widdowson is
quoted as saying. "I have reported him
and can prove all I say."
Tlie arrival of the government auditor,
Mr. Goopel, to expert the hospital accounts, was noted in the Mirror of the
2nd instant, coincidentally with the fact
that Acting Chief Constable Young had
arrived from Nelson to investigate
charges preferred against Officer Forrester, who, it was remarked, "is accused of almost everything except efficiency or sobriety."
Commenting upon the situation at that
date—the Mirror had become an almost
microscopic one-page   sheet—tlie  editor
snid:    "When tlie hospital returns arrived at this office, we were visited by
a deputed agent of the union and cautioned, or threatened, that if we made
use of the information there wns trouble
in store for us.   But there wns a public duty to be done and we resolved not
to shirk it, happen what might.   It is
a horrible revelation to make, but some
of  the very  men  who  were  most persistent in demanding tlie information we
published were among the first to be intimidated to join in the boycott against
us_creatures who are now cringing after the union bosses and paying homage
to their sway.   We shall publish their
names later on.   But the figures did appear in the Mirror, nnd then came the
threatened decree—Boycott  Smith   and
his family and drive them out of the
camp!   How it has worked the world
knows.   ...   The one-page paper we
are now publishing is  convincing evidence of that boycott decree.   ■   •   •   •
What appears to be an inexcusable delay occurred in sending n government
auditor to look over the chnllenged nc-
connts.    But at  last thnt official  hns
come.   And whnt does he find?   That
for years pnst the union  bosses have
been'robbing the government by issuing
fnlse reports.   Let us illustrate how tho
graft hns been worked:   A sawmill hand
comes up from  Snlmo  minus a  finger
joint of which he hns been accidentally
deprived by the machinery.   Tho doctor
here dresses the wound nnd the man returns to his home  with instructions ns
to how he shall treat whnt remains of
the finsrer.   During the couple of months
he is living in Snlmo before he can go to
work again, this man is put down as being a patient IN' the Ymir hospital, and
the per capita grunt which the government allows is collected as if he were
an indoor patient of the hospital. This
is a tyjiical case. Then the general impression was that the miners' union was
maintaining the union hospital, whereas
such is not the fact. It wns set forth
that the union had contributed $2,164.50
towards tlie building of the present hospital; the bosses now claim that this
wns only a lonn. The big profits made
on running the institution—despite lavish
extravagance and gross mismanagement
—are said to go towards paying off this
lonn (?) and other very shaky debts.
But there will be a sworn investigation
held and then the guilty ones will be
brought to justice. The sooner it is held
the better. . . . There is great anxiety
twice a day in Ymir—when the trains
arrive. Every train is expected to bring
some government official to investigate
the criminality of the camp. A few
more of these gentlemen are daily looked for."
The issue of the Mirror of last Saturday week is in the nature of a progress
report, neither the auditor's nor the
police chief's report of their several missions of inquiry being as yet available.
Editorially the paper then said:
"A community is correctly judged by
its newspaper. The boycotted sheet we
are now sending out is truly representative of Ymir. It shows that the business
men of the town bto too timid to advertise when the union bosses tell them
not to, and wholesale houses no
longer compete for Ymir trade as a consequence: in fact they are just now
pressing for overdue payments. Those
holding mortgages are demanding payments on the principal, no longer safe In
merely accepting interest and giving extensions. Some half dozen families—all
who can get out—are at present packing up preparatory to bidding Ymir
adieu. The mines of whicli so much
was expected this year are closing down,
pending a more settled condition of
things, and all is misery and gloom in
the camp.    .
The case as made out by the Mirror
would seem to make its editor a courageous public benefactor and a journalistic hero, despite the crass vulgarity of
expression that not infrequently disgraces
the columns of his sheet. If he is right,
no petty considerations of what course
the Ymir labor vote might take, should
influence the course of the Attorney-
General of British Columbia or cause
him to further neglect to do his obvious
duty—punish the guilty ones whomsoever
they may be, and forthwith restore respect for law and order in the Ymir
camp. If C. Dell Smith be speaking
falsely through the Mirror it is almost
inconceivable that he has not long since
been criminally proceeded against for
the most slanderous libels upon his town,
its hospital and police officials, and the
union nnd its officers. Organized labor,
the department of justice, and society
generally have a right to demand of the
Attorney-General immediate action in
the premises—make plain the facts,
punish the guilty, and give tlie Ymir |
camp once more the right to share the
generally excellent reputation of British
Columbia's mining communities.
English Watch Repairing
Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller,
99 Douglas St., Victoria,
Opposite Porter's Butcher Shop
Sewer Pipes,
Field Tile, Ground Fire Clay,
Flower Pots, etc.
B. C. POTTERY CO., Limited.
Cor. Broad and Pandora Sts.. Victoria.
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Since She above was written, inquiry
at the interested public departments here
has elicited the information that no report has yet reached the Attorney-General's hands from Acting Chief Constable Young, of the result of his investigation of Constable Forrester's conduct. Mr. Goepel's report of his examination of the accounts of the Ymir General Hospital has been made to the Provincial Secretary, but in the absence of
the Minister himself from the city, no
inkling of its contents could be obtained.
Since the story told above was put in
type, too, word has come from Ymir
tiiint tlie editor of the Mirror hns been
practically starved out of tlie fight. To
quote his own words in a letter to a
"I believe this is the first case of open
and avowed boycotting in British Columbia. . . The arrangement, wns to
stnrve me out, nnd the devils nre succeeding to their hearts' content. The
union here ns a body is not bad, but unfortunately its nffnirs nre run by a little
band of fellows (not miners) who appear
to be living on union princiPAL and
mnking n good thing out of it. I exposed
this stnte of things and hence the boycott. It is a complete success, and although the ense hns been represented to
the Crown, no practical notion hns been
tnken. I nm forced to clenr out of
UnionMad i
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Wholesale Merchants and
Established 1863.       Incorporated 1904.
Woodmen of the World.
Meets 1st nnd 3rd Fridays. Assessments are
due and payable on the first day of the month,
Members must notify clerk of change of occupation and location.
Independent Foresters.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hall
A. O. U, W,, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m,
Tlios. I.e Meiscurier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec, iqi Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Victoria Aerie No. in F. O. E. meets every
Wednesday evening in l-'tgle Hall, Adclphi
Block, at 8:30 p. m. Sojourn ng brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, W, President; Frank.
LeRoy, W. Secretary.
The income of the British Columbia
Permanent Lonn nnd Savings Company
for the month of March amounted to
$11S,359.34, which is the largest single
month's income in the history of the
company. The income for the month of
March, 1904, was more than double the
income of tho month previous; the quarter ending March 31st, 1904, wns over
one hundred nnd twenty thousand dollars
in advan'be of tiiint of the quarter ending
Mnrch, 1903.
eourt North ern  Light. No. S93S.
H. ©. F.
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday in each month
in K. ol P. Hull, Douglas St. Visiting member*
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W, P. Fullerton,
Knights of Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, cor.
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at 8
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome
J.II. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.&S.
Box M4-
Captain D. Pnul Hughes, of Pittsburg, well known In the Revelstoke camp
through his connection with tho mines
f>f Smith Creek owned by the Duqiiesne
Mining Co., hns committed suicide. No
reason is assigned.
Juvenile Ancient Order ol Foresters
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday in each month
nt K. of P. Hnll. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. I.. Redgrave, President ; J. H.
ManscU, Secretory.
eourt Vancouver, No. S7S5, H.Q.P.,
Meets 1st nnd 3rd Mondays K. oj P. Hnll, cor
Pandora nnd Douglas Sts. Visiting Brothers nre
cordially Invited,
Sidney Wilson, Secretary 8
The Realm
of Sports
Extensive Improvements at 6a«
ledonia    Park—Tennis Asso*
elation-Baseball Opens
Next Saturday.
A conference of no little interest and
importance to lovers and exponents of
tenuis in the Pacific Northwest is in
progress at Tacoma as this issue of
"Progress" goes to press, the object of
the gathering being the formation of an
authoritative association having jurisdiction over the game of tennis in British
Columbia and the adjacent states, in the
same manner that the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and the
North Pacific Association of Amateur
Oarsmen govern and direct these special
sports and allot the championships therein after tournaments in the several
affiliated cities in successive years. It
is, of course, proposed that a similar
procedure be now adopted with respect
to the„teunis championship, which under
present conditions is something that is
only determinable by mathematical calculation, Mr. R, B. Powell, of this city,
being British Columbia champion, while
Mr. L. R. Freeman, of California, holds
Pacific Northwest, State of Washington
and British Columbia Mainland honors.
Victoria's representative at the Tacoma
conference is Mr. Powell, Mr. F. W.
Crickmay attending for the Vancouver
tennis players, Mr. W. 0. Ruddy for the
M. A. A. A., Portland; Mr. S. It. Russell for Seattle, and Mr. A. Remington
being Tacoma's delegate.
* *   *
A magnificent gold and silver challenge cup, standing nearly three feet
high and valued at $800, is to be offered
for competition ns a perpetual challenge
trophy amongst the amateur oarsmen of
British Columbia. This was the announcement made to the Province by
Mr. A. E. Tulk, who will act as the local
representative of an English manufacturing firm donating the cup. Mr. Tulk
states that he expects to receive the
trophy from Loudon in about a fortnight.
The exact conditions governing the competition are also expectetd to arrive with
the cup. It is said to be the most valuable trophy ever offered in Canada for
amateur sports. There are several challenge cups in eastern provinces valued
at $500, and one is worth $000, but this
rowing trophy is expected to eclipse ail
these, both in value and beauty of design. .
* *   * :
Tiie difficulty experienced by the management committee of the Victoria West
Athletic Association in securing grounds
for practice purposes has nt last been
overcome. A portion of the Indian reserve hns been rented which will be large
enough for both baseball and lacrosse
grounds. It is in almost perfect repair
and will involve but little expense to
make ready for the opening matches of
the season.
.   $   #
Hon. J. H. Turner writes that a team
of English footballers (strictly amateur)
will shortly visit Canada and may be
induced to come through to the Coast.
The Agent-General also hopes to see a
British Columbia lacrosse team visit
England, where a royal reception would
be accorded them. Let Victoria but win
tne provincial championship and the wish
mny be realized.
*   *   *
The cricket club is preparing for n
busy season, many members turning out
to practice, nnd the indications being thnt
the eleven this year will be nn exceptionally strong one. The pavilion lias been
moved from Beacon Hill to tlie new
grounds at the Jubilee Hospital, nnd the
new field is looking well.
Dynamiting the trout still continues
along the Elk river, one party of foreigners being credited with a "string" of
eighty thus secured last Sunday. There
is a popular impression that the province has a constable or two stationed in
tne neighborhood of Fernie. Might it
not be weL for these officers to give the
dynamitards attention instead of waiting overlong for poetic justice to get in
its work?
•   *
The fishing is reported excellent at
Cushion Lake, Salt Spring Island. It is
a little out of the path of fishermen, but
repays a trip to it with good bags. Mr.
Richard Hall, M.L.A., Frank Adams
and W. Walker made some fine catches
there a few days ago.
* *   *
The Nanaimo Athletic Club will have
a wrestling tournament as a feature of
the 24th of May attractions at the Coal
City. The Hurst Challenge Cup and
gold medals are to reward the victors.
* *   *
An excellent card of horse races is
being arranged for in connection with
the fall fair, an energetic committee having the booming of the meeting in hand.
* »   *
Nelson has invited either New Westminster or Vancouver to visit the Interior city and play on the 24th proximo.
Both are too busy getting ready to play
off the championship rubber, and so send
The crack University of Washington
four will, it is promised, be here to row
against the "Big Four" at tlie Empire
Day regatta.
*   *   *
The final monthly medal competition
Victoria and
News of the Town  Told Briefly
For Busy Readers.
The promoters of the Cowichan, Al-
berni and Fort Rupert Railway have
met with a temporary set-back, but have
not abandoned their enterprise.
During the last twelve months upwards of 26,000 express and mail packages passed through the customs house
inwards to Victoria, or rather more than
one for every man, woman and child in
the city. The value of the parcels was
considerably above $100,000, and tlie
duty collected was upwards of $24,000.
To   Make   Your   Chixs   Grow,    Feed Them   " Fed   Dry."
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
George Werner, of Fletcher Bros.,
has composed a very pretty two-step
WhiCh he has called "Nokomis." Mr.
Werner has already given the public
samples of his work in the "Sweet Lavender" waltzes, and "Our Evening Paper" march. The new two-step, which
is likely to please the popular ear, is on
sale at Fletcher Bros.
The experts interested in the deep diving tests made at the scene of the
Adalena's submersion in Tacoma harbor
with the Smith diving machine, are convinced that it will be quite feasible not
only to raise the Adelena, but also the
Islander, An inspection of the Adelena
made with the Smith contrivance shows
of the Victoria Gold Club for the season j her ^ be e0lVere(j w;ta but half ah inch
Is being disposed of to-dny. ' or g0 0j> am
*   *   «
Baseball, ©ticket,
Lacrosse, Croquet
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.
Victoria's ball, team is to play a practice game with the Fernwoods at Oak
Bay to-morrow morning at 10.
*    *    a
Schoek will probably pitch for Everett
next Saturday.
In Husic's
The principal performance during the
week- given by local talent was the recital by Miss Underbill in the Calvary
Baptist church on Tuesday night. Miss
Underbill was assisted by Mrs. William
Gregson, Mr. J. G. Brown and Mr. G.
F. Watson. The first named sang "Ah,
'Tis a Dream," and "The Flight ot
Ages," both numbers being beautifully
rendered and deservedly encored. Mr.
brown and Mr. Watson were also recalled and their singing greatly pleased
the audience. The accompaniments
were played by Mrs. Lewis Hall, who is
gaining a high reputation in this regard.
Miss Underbill is a reader of talent and
exceedingly popular with her audiences.
She has a pretty trick of evoking laughter, but the deeper emotions are easily
within her reach. The church decorations were in the hands of Miss Bishop,
who with Miss Galbruith, Miss Strachan
and Miss Freeman took up the collection, there having been no charge for
admission to an entertainment that
would have been well worth a good admission price.
The pretty operettn, "Dream of tlie
Flowers," got up by the Ladies' Aid of
Ihe Reformed Episcopal church, and' the
parasol drill will be repeated on the
evening of Mny 4th at tlie church school
Aid. Fell is to be congratulated upon
the resolution standing in his name and
which will be brought before the council Monday, looking to tlie removal of
the reproach upon the city constituted
by the gross neglect of the resting place
of so many pioneers in the abandoned
Quadra street cemetery. It is proposed
to invite tenders for the repair of the
fences, removal of large trees, and general renovation of the acre of the dead.
The Victoria Liberal Association has
an energetic, a popular, and a clearheaded president in Mr. Joshua King-
ham, his associates in the direction of
the association's affairs being first vice-
president, Capt. J. G. Cox; second vice-
president, William Humphrey; secretary, A. B. Fraser, jr.; treasurer, John
Piercy; executive, Messrs. W. E. Ditch-
burn, R. H. Swinerton, L. H. Hardie, F.
B. Gregory, James Paterson, Alexis
Martin, C. H. Lugrin, John Taylor, Dr.
T. J. Jones, Dr. G. L. Milne, W. K.
Houston, Geo. Glover nnd Thos. Walker; Wm. Laird, A. E. Greenwood, auditors. As before, Hon. Senator Tem-
pleman is honorary president.
It is not alone because of the saving that men buy|
FIT-REFORM, hut because they get better fit,
better finish, better style—Because Fit-Reform better suits critical taste.
73 Government Street, Victoria.
W. H. Adams,
Importer of Fire Arms, Fishing Tackle,
Base Ball, Lawn, Tennis, Cricket and Gen*
eral Sporting Goods, Cutlery, Etc.
The attitude of the council of the
Board of Trade in regard to railway
construction on the Island appears to
be this: They wish to see it begun at
once; they believe it to be the duty of
the government to give reasonable aid to
such a project; they are not very particular as to who may build the railway, so that it is built soon; but they
feel that the detail of the subsidy is a
matter that ought, to be left in tlie hands
of the government, who can be held responsible by the people if they give too
much or fail to take such steps as will
secure the work being done on reasonable terms, ln other words, the board
may properly pronounce in favor of the
project, but the government must take
the responsibility for the making or the
failure to make a contract.
May 5th. Mr. Watkis, who hns done so j
much for the society and also for music
generally in Victoria, is to be the beneficiary, nnd this fact, combined with the
admirable character of the concert, ought
lo secure a crowded house.
The most notable event in musical circles for a long time wns the performance
in the Vatican of Porosis' new oratorio,
"The Lnst Judgment," the exceptional
feature of the performance being that
Indies nssisted in the rendition of the
music, which is the first oecnsion for at
least four centuries when female voices
have been heard in song in the Vatican.
The Pope wns present and the audience
seems to have seriously affected the,! wns made up of the highest ecclesinsti-
akts    There will probably be a vast   cal dignitaries.    The music   was   mag-
Swm™"next week. nificiently rendered nnd the Pope gnve
improvement next ween. i        ^ ^. ^^    Hig Holiness
TIip final match for the Provincial j is exceedingly fond of music nnd great
Association football championship is be-' things nre expected from Ins patronage
Association         ,.._.,... I -gpeddHy in the development of sacred
An alderman "rose to a  question ot
, privilege" the other day and complained
The Victoria Amateur Orchestral So- j of something thnt wns in tlie papers.  It
cioty will repeat their excellent concert  is a good thing to cull things by the right
in the Institute hall on  t'he evening of j
Complaints are again to hand of pot-
hunters without tlie fear of the game
law before their eyes, bringing iu large
bags of grouse during the past week or |
two. At least two city restaurants are
under observation in connection with the
sale of game out of season.
♦   *   »
Fishing has been very poor this week,
decent catches having been made at
very few of the favorite resorts. The
rivers are high  and  the cold weather
ing contested at Nanaimo to-day between
the Garrison boys and  the   Coal City | song.
men.   Luck he with the Garrison!
The Victoria Cricket Club announces
n smoker for the 28th May, at which
date both the Seattle nnd the Tacoma
cricketers will be here for games with
the club and the navy.
»   »   •
The tennis club in connection with the
Y M. C. A. has taken Mrs. Wolfenden's
lawn on Menzies street for tlie senson.
*   *   «
Ohenmlnus wants gnnies with some
amateur ball teams of Victoria.
name.     Aldermen hnve no "privilege."
Only members of the legislature have it,
and the "privilege" consists, not in the
right   to   complain when they are misrepresented, but in  the right to object
if they are reported at all.   The "privilege" is the right to transact business
I without what each person   says   being
I made public.   That is why. when a mem-
! ber "sees strangers in the gallery" tlie
House must, be cleared   at.   once.    The
I Speaker has no discretion in tlie premises.   There are other things which nre
I embraced in the privilege of parliament,
| but just now we are only talking about
j reports of proceedings.
Not many months ago, in the opinion
of one of Victoria's daily newspapers,
: the   nearest  approach to a heaven-sent
I financier, which British  Columbia  had
! seen in several dog's nges, wns one J.
D. Prentice.    A little further back in-
antiquity the same paper wielded n large
j and vigorous club against the Semlin ad-
: ministration.    But times change.    Mr.
! Prentice is now, in the opinion of that
same paper, a discredited financier, and
in its initinl concert, given in the Insti- j the days of Semlin & Co  were a fore-
tute hall on Monday of lnst week, gnve   taste of the millennium.   "S enly it must
a ven- delightful performance, reflecting j bother our contemporary s   renders   to
great' credit upon  the members of the i keep up with its political curves.    The
society and upon  Air. Watkis. the tal-   whirligig of time brings    about    many
etvted'lender. Uueer things, but to have Mr. Semlin s
  : ex-finance    minister    defending in Mr.
Progress has made arrangements for I Dunsmuir's paper the government which
the proper treatment of nil musical Mr. Dunsmuir helped to overthrow, nnd
events in this city, nnd will be glad to | decrying Mr. Dunsmuir's finance minis-
be notified of any thnt nre being nr-j ter is about ns odd n performance ns
ranged. ! any thnt is on record.
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And have just received and
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1904. Call and inspect our
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Wright & Ditson's Championship Balls
for 1904, per doz., $4.50.
We are sole agents for The Famous A.
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ft. Harris
Yacht, Launch, Boat and Canoe
Builder.   Repairs etc.
55 Work St., • Rock Bay.
Wholesale Druggists,
Victoria and Vancouver, B. C.
Henderson, Pre*.
Wm. Henderson, Sec.
H. McDowell, Vice-Pres.
The Victoria Ladies'  Chornl   Society
Tents! Tents! Tents!
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.
12S GOVERNM'T ST., Up-stairs
F. JELNE St BROS., Proprietors,
Practical Sail and Tent Makers, Victoria, B. C.


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