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Array New Houses For Sale
INSTALMENT PLAN.
A number of new homes, Modern In
. every respect.    Easy monthly hiatal-
ments.
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r/ol.I.   No. 48
VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY,    NOV. 19,'
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Real Estate Office*
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PHONE 1040.
J *)>> Fcm RENT—7-roomed cottage, furnish-
'     9/i   eaVf30 per month. ;-roomed cottage,
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Price 8 Cents.
PUBLIC NOTICE
Reduced Fares to Esquimalt
On and after Thursday, the 10th inst., Esquimalt tickets may be purchased at the company's offices, 35 Yates street, 100 for five dollars One
ticket entitles the passenger to travel from Esquimalt to any point on the
company's lines, or vice versa.
B. C. Electric Railway Company.
LIMITED.
35   YATES   STREET
Thanksgiving
In Victoria
Public Holiday Quietly Enjoyed
—Good Reasons for Giving
Thanks
Fresh Baatera Baas, par Docea    30c:
I a Smyrna Plo». 2«lb. box 25c.
K Baaket Fig*. Bach     25c.
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8                                     Large Oranges Wrapped.
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers
Best Bread
London aQd Yanconver Bakery
73 Fort St,
Van deliveries to all paitsof city
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The New College premises will open Dec. ist next, cor. Yates & Broad Sts.
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Thanksgiving day was very quietly
observed in Victoria on Thursday.
There were no special attractions
provided, but the various outdoor
sports and the theatres furnished
sufficient amusement for the holiday-
makers.
Special services were held in many
of the city churches and these were
largely attended.
The weather was excellent. After
the two first wet days of the season,
Thursday morning dawned bright and
fine and added to the cheerful spirit
prevailing.
Victorians feel that they really
have much to be thankful for. Never
perhaps, have the prospects before
the city speared brighter than they
seem today. As a commercial and
manufacturing centre, Victoria is
*---"> than holding her own among the
cities of the Pacific Coast, and wise
men see the signs that point to a more
rapid development in the near future.
The important effect that the new
C. P. R. hotel will have upon the
tourist business of the city is thoroughly appreciated by those who consider the matter in all its bearings.
The establishment of this hotel will
mean not alone the attraction of more
of the wealthy class of tourists, but
it will mean also that the great rail-
.way corporation, as an important
.property holder, will do all in its
[power to assist in the upbuilding of
the eity.
Another sign of good times in store
for Victoria is the steady increase
in the value of real estate in the business portion of the town. A number
of valuable properties recently have
changed hands and the prices paid
were much larger than would have
been offered two or three years a<»o.
**■ the same time the demand for
good land in the immediate vicinity
and in other agricultural sections of
the Island tributary to the city is
brisk, and the farming and fruit growing industries are in a prosperous
condition and steadily growing in importance.
The benefits to be derived from the
construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific already have been pointed out in
"Progress." While opinions differ
as to the terms on which the new
transcontinental road is to be constructed, everyone agrees that tb,«|
road will have the result of opening
up a vast section of British Columbia,
that it will attract many new settlers
to the province and create a new
field for the enterprise of the merchants and manufacturers of Victoria and Vancouver.
Victorians, therefore, in common
with the people of all Canada, had
good reason for giving thanks for
benefits received and those to come,
on the day set apart for that purpose.
LAW AN
The performance of Handel's oratorio "Samson," under the conduc-
torship of Mr. J. G. Brown at the
First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday was successful in every way.
There was a very large attendance
and the work was creditably performed both by the soloists and the chorus.
"Samson" is a difficult oratorio, requiring well-trained voices to do it
justice and the success achieved re-
ects great credit on those responsible.
The soloists were Mesdames Gregson
and Hicks and Messrs, Gideon Hicks
and J. A. Bate, of Seattle, all of
whom did very good work. Mr. Arthur Longfield presided at the organ,
in the nlace of his son. Mr. Jesse
Longfield, who is ill. and Mrs. Lewis
Hall did the pianoforte work.
Miss Eva Haughtoh will sing a solo
in the Reformed Episcopal Church tomorrow evening .
An order for examination for discovery in the suit of H. J. and W. P.
Bullen against B. A. Seabrook, for
damages for alleged slanderous statements concerning the conduct of the
B. C. Marine Railway, was made by
Mr. Justice Irving on Tuesday. Leave
was granted to amend the statement
of claim.
The Victoria Fall Assize Court, adjourned owing to the complications
in the case of Wong On and Wong
Gow, set down for re-trial on th©
charge of murder, resumes on December 8, when it is likely that besides the Chinese conspiracy case,
arising from the murder of the Chinese theatre manager, there will be
other cases for the grand jury to pass
upon.
It is understood that owing to representations made to the Minister of
Justice by Senator Templeman and
Mr. George Riley, M.P., during the
elections,  the Minister will inquire
into the circumstances in the case of
the two boys sentenced to flogging
' and imprisonment by Judge Harrison
:for indecent assault on a young girl,
j In the meantime the warden of the
■provincial jail has received orders to
suspend the carrying out of the sen-
' tence in respect of the flogging.
Special" Commissioner R. T. Elliott
I opened the commission of inquiry into
the charges laid against the secretary
of the Victoria pilotage board, Mr.
E. Crow Baker, by Pilot Bucknam on
Tuesday morning. The charges are
supported by other pilots and are to
I the effect that the surplus revenues
'of the board for a number of years
past have not. been properly dealt
with and that fraudulent receipts were
obtained from the pilots for money
thev did not receive hy means of improper influence. After transacting
formal business the commission adjourned until Monday next.
Police Magistrate Hall has corrected an error he made in a decision affecting the Indian liquor trade. The
mistake involved no injury to anyone. Mr. Hall has a remarkable record, largely due to his care and conscientiousness. He has held the office
of police magistrate for nearly six
years and during all that time not one
of his decisions has been reversed by
a higher court.
Until yesterday, Mr. Justice Irving,
was the only judge of the Supreme'
Court in town for ten days past, the
other judges having been occupied
with the business of the Full Court
at Vancouver. Yesterday a session
of the Court of Appeals in criminal
cases was held, the Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Irving, Mr. Justice
Martin and Mr. Justice Duff on the
bench. '
1
Recent proceedings in the Police
Court served to demonstrate the fact
that there are a number of white
people in the habit of smoking opium
in Chinese joints.
Magistrate Hall evidently takes a
serious view of the attack on a car
conductor by three men on Saturday
night last. The three accused were
remanded until Monday next, being
admitted to bail in considerable amounts. There are two charges of aggravated assault, one attack having
taken place in the city limits and another in Esquimalt.
The Court of Crown Cases Reserved yesterday answered in the affirmative two questions in a stated case
by Mr. Justice Duff in Rex vs." Theri-
ault, thereby upholding the trial
judge. Therianlt was sentenced to'
two years at the Vernon Assizes in
October for theft. The Court also
refused to Have two questions in Rex
vs. Alio stated for appeal, upholding
the trial judge, Mr. Justice Martin.
This was a case of manslaughter at
Nelson and the points raised were
touching Hie judge's comment on the
prisoner's decision not to give evidence.
Letters From
The Dead
Collected Correspondence of Mrs.
Gore Presented in Book
Form
meiieu.
The charge against Money Chnin-
1 berlain. alias Henry Cove, of seduction was dismissed in the police
court yesterday, owing to the previous character of the girl. Mr. A.
E. McPhillips, K. C, appeared for
tlie accused.
I    Mrs.  Nellie Gore  tells her story
from the grave, and although she does
1 not clear the mystery of her death
j two years ago in Paris, her letters,
1 r.ow made public, conclusively show
I that she was a woman of high mind
and strengthen the belief that her
taking off was by accident.
The story of Mrs. Gore's death
was told in the cable despatches on
: Nov. 20, 1902. She was a student of
music under Moskowski in Paris, to
which place she had gone from Mexico. She was born in Ohio. Thomas
Sinclair Gore, whom she married,
was a wealthy "V ictorian, who was'
interested in property in Mexico. Mr.
and Mrs. Gore lived in Mexico for a
number of years. Eventually they
were divorced. There was, however,
no scandal connected with the matter. Mutually agreeing that they
could not get along together, the
couple separated, and Mr. Gore gave
his wife half of his property. She
went to Chicago to study music.
Mrs, Gore, who lived in Erie street,
became quite well known in Chicago,
ransical circles, and pianists there
urged her to take up her work under
some great teacher abroad. She went,
to Vienna and then to Pans. That:
she had great promise is. testified toby as great a teacher as Moskowski, ,
who would certainly not' waste his
time on poor material. In Vienna
she had studied under Leschetiszki
also. She had great ambition, as is
shown in her letters.
Her Meeting With Redzewski.
In Paris Mrs. Gore met Jean de
Redzewski, a Russian baritone, a
student under Jean La Salle of the
Grand Opera. It was said that Redzewski became greatly attached to
M*s. Gore, but friends insisted that
their relations were not intimate and
in one of her letters Mrs. Gore refers
to him as follows:
"His heart and character sejfem
broad and poetic. When I have
heard him sing some of his big roles
I have felt myself in the presence of
a giant spirit—a creature capable of
unutterable feeling. I must be careful. Passionate men like that are
dangerous. I do not mean that there
is any danger of my losing my head-
over him or any one, but he might
become desperate over me, for he-
seems to have fallen madly in love
with me. I have received some very-
beautiful letters from him."
Mrs. Gore died on Nov. 19 in the
apartments of Redzewski. He had
been ill, and she had called on him.
She was discovered lying, fully dressed, across his bed, shot through the
head. Redzewski was at once arrested. His version of the affair was that
in reaching out his hand for something on a nearby stand he accident-
ly hit his revolver, which fell on the
floor near where Mrs. Gore was
standing. It was discharged, and the
bullet, flying upward, struck her in
the right eye.
This version of the tragedy was
finally accepted and thc man released. Intimations that tliere had been
a quarrel, or that Mrs. Gore had killed herself, or that her relations with
Redzewski had been other than correct, were hotly resented hy the American colony in Paris, which turned
out in large numbers to her funeral
to give the lie to scandal.
During Mrs. Gore's life in Paris
she wrote letters to many American
friends. Some of her letters are now
published in a volume issued by Funk
& Wagnalls and edited by Mabel
Wagnalls. These letters were written
to Mrs. Gore's aunt in Cleveland,
Ohio, and throw 1111 interesting light
on the life of thc ambitions American woman abroad. That her dream
of greatness was Quickly dispelled
after she reached Europe is apparent, however, from one of her letters
from Vienna.
"t feel sure." she wrote, "of becoming an artist. Everything is in
my favor excepting my age.   When 2
PROGRESS, SATURDAY, NOV. 19,   1904
I look about here and see a dozen
wonderful pianists anywhere from 12
to 20, it is a little discouraging.
There is a Russian girl here who is
only 12 years old and already she is
an artist. Just think, if I could have
had these opportunities twenty years
ago! But I have fine hands and arms,
a brain that I can sometimes feel
stirring around inside my head,
plenty of musical feeling, and a devotion to hard work. So, if I do my
best now it is all I can do. I am
unable to annihilate the years between me and early youth."
Worked Hard in Vienna.
Constant reference to hard work
is found in the letters. In Vienna,
where she studied under Frau Bree,
Mrs. Gore soon found that her teacher was exacting.
"I am working away as best I
can," she wrote on one occasion,
"but sometimes I feel awfully discouraged. I talk with other pupils
and I find they all have come to be
very humble minded and convinced
that they are perfect idiots. Now,
for instance, in my last lesson I had
a nocturne by Chopin (I am daft over
Chopin anyway, every note appeals
to me; every note has a real meaning to me), and I have seen in the
past that my playing of Chopin not
only gave pleasure to myself but
pleased and even moved other people.
I have always felt, after the excellent training I had with Mr. Hart-
man and my own work (in which I
can truly say I have always been
conscientious and tried my best),
and hearing artists in New York last
year whose playing sounded like what
I aimed at, that I could not be far
wrong. Well, I had worked so hard
over the nocturne! I had memorized
it, as they required, being able to say
tlie notes aloud away from the music.
I could play each hand alone or both
together. I studied the pedal and
used it just as she had marked it.
Of every little phrase I studied the
shading, and toward the end of the
week I could have wept at the feeling I put into the thing. I went to
my lesson with quite a humble feeling of pride, thinking 'perhaps today
she will be pleased with me.' Well,
I assure you, there was not a measure I was allowed to play through
without a suggestion. The chief difficulty is what she calls 'Handgel
lent.' I do not know how they spell
it, but it means hand and arm move
ment. They produce nearly all their
effects over here with little turns
and twists of the hands, fingers,
wrists or arms. Frau Bree says my
arms are so stiff.   I was talking with
Miss B , a girl who has been hew
five years, and she worked for two
years before getting into this flexibility.
"Finally Frau Bree ended my les
son by telling me that the nocturne
was too difficult for me! She just
about broke my heart, and yet I realize that she is right; for I am certainly not equal to doing it as she
requires. The fact is, I must he an
artist before playing that nocturne.
Oh, dearest, it is a long hard road!
One who has not studied—and even
one who has, like myself—can have
no realization of the distance between the artist and even a good amateur. I had not; but I have now."
Led a Lonely Life.
During the earlier part of her stay
in Vienna her letters were filled with
expressions of her loneliness. At
times she wanted to give up, to return
to America, and make herself believe
her ambition to be a great artiste was
only an idle, vain dream. While in
this mood she wrote: "Dearest, just
now I want just you. I want to put
my face down in your lap, just as
I used in the still twilight—oh, ages
ago, it seems!—and hear, as then,
your low voice saying softly, 'My
little girl, my little "girl!"'
In Vienna she saw few people except those with whom her music
threw her in direct contact. "Speaking of men," she wrote, "I never
see any here except at the boarding-
house, and they are all doctors. I
cannot endure doctors; they are so
horribly material in all their views.
Who knows but I shall forget how to
conduct myself in the presence of
God's greatest masterpiece?"
In time, when her dream of the
enchantment, of Vienna had been a
little dispelled, when she had come to
see vaguely that it is a long, long
climb from the position of amateur
to that of artist, and when she longed for her friends in America, she
became restless and wanted to get
out of the Austrian city. The person
who reads her letters even casually
cannot fail to see the gradual growth
of this restlessness, which eventually
led her to Paris. She felt, too, she
should never attain the greatness of
which she had dreamed, and in one
of these fits of despondency she wrote
home:
"All my life I have dreamed of
Vienna as a place of enchantment
which I only had to reach to be
transformed into a marvel. And it
is true, but not in the way I dreamed.
I do find myself a 'marvel'—of stupidity. Every day as I look in the
glass I fully expect to see an ass'
ears growing' out of my head. I used
to love the piano, and my playing
was a source of pleasure to myself
and to my friends (unless they told
big stories), but now it is only painful. I no longer find pleasure in it.
I hate the piano—in fact, I scarcely
know one when I see one. The sight
of one benumbs my brain (or the
place where my brain ought to be),
and yet I cannot give it up. I suffer
—as a woman loving a drunken husband—disappointment and bitterness,
but still I would not give it up for
all the world. It is pitiful!"
Paris or Vienna?
All the time she was writing in
this strain she was debating whether
she would go to Paris. On the 5th
clay of June, 1901, she wrote her last
letter from Vienna. On the first day
of the same month she wrote telling-
she was still undecided whether to go.
In this same letter it is interesting to
find her giving her views on married
life.
"I am sure," she wrote, "the
wise way is for a woman first of all,
to be well 'groomed,' then to wear
pretty and becoming clothes; be a
little selfish in expecting more care
and attention than she gives; always
be kind and affectionate, but always
let the man feel that tliere are still
some little recesses in her nature that
lie cannot reach; always have something interesting to talk about: never
worry; never nag! In this way a woman can always keep a good man's
devotion. An inexperienced young
girl could never do this. She knows
nothing of the pitfalls in married
life. All she knows to do—poor
tiling!—is to give herself, body, heart,
and soul, and live in abject devotion
—certainly the most foolish and disastrous course imaginable. A woman could not follow out my plans
unless she were well, and unless there
were monejy enough to make life'i
easy. But even in unfortunate circumstances a woman could do many
of these things, and the rest would
have to come from her own broadness,
strength, wisdom, and—most of all—
goodness and sweetness of character.
"A woman to win a man's everlasting devotion and adoration must
he a Solomon and a saint—full of
infinite force and never lessening resources! Some of us are not up to
the standard, and that is why our
marriages are unhappy. It reminds
me of some great actress' advice to
young girls wishing to go on the
stage: 'Unless you have the face of
a Madonna, the figure of a Venus,
the skin of a rhinocerous, the brain
of a genius, more patience than Job
-don't' "
One week later she had determined
to study in Paris and twenty days
later she was in Brussels. There the
loneliness still disturbed her. She
wrote from there: "I thought I
I should be able to make acquaintances quickly, but all respectable
families are afraid of a woman who
is alorte. Besides, I am very lonely.
A woman over here has not the liberty she has with us. Even Mr. V—
would not allow his wife to come out
to Scheveningen to luncheon with
me."
While she was yet in Brussels she
wrote again, telling of her anticipation of her life in Paris.
"Do you know," she wrote in this
letter, "I have been thinking about
my coming life in that gay city, dear
heart, a.id wondering if you might
ever have any anxieties about me at
any time. I was thinking, too, how
loving and kind and all that is dear
you are, and how truly I love both
you and Nonksie, and I want you
both to trust me implicitly. I shall,
no doubt, go about some, and meet a
good many people—notable men and
women—but, in our separation, I am
sure you will keep a firm faith in me
and in my perfect safety, and so be
peaceful and happy in every thought
that comes my way. No matter
where I may be, in absence from you,
I Want you always to be possessed
by a feeling of joyous security—believing, as I do, that Providence is
taking care of me."
It was the 13th of August, 1902,
when Mrs. Gore reached Paris. On
the next day she went to choose her
teacher and was recommended to go
to Moszkowski. It was not, however,
until early in October that she played for the great pianist. In the
meantime she saw Paris and—Red
zewski. But these things had had
little effect upon her ambition. She
was still disco uraged, as shown by
her letter of October 10:
"I have played for Moszkowski!
He has such a great reputation that
I expected to see a big man; but he
is a wisp of a-man, with faded, straw
colored hair. He was very kind. He
said that I had a good touch, but he
judged I had not played very much
Bach.   (It is true! )
"Oh, to think I must now wear
my soul out over Baeh fugues when
I want to be playing Chopin! I am
working like ten little Austrian dogs,
and I try to keep as resigned a smile
on my face as they always wear, no
matter how heavy their load; but
I will admit, just to Dearest, that I
find it rather hard sometimes, and
no doubt my forehead gets into many
a pucker, such as she used to smooth
away with the kisses I long for now."
First Meeting With Redzewski.
The letters telling of her meeting
with and her opinion of Redzewski
naturally are the ones which are of
greatest interest. The first mention
of him is made in a long letter, written August, 24.   It was as follows:
"As I am not settled I have no
piano, and, in consequence, plenty of
leisure, which I have employed in
studying French. The people here
in the house have been very good to
me. Two American ladies are friends
of a friend of mine in Mexico. They
got up a little concert last night in
the parlor in celebration of my birthday. Mr. Redzewski, a Russian opera
singer, sang some big arias in a wonderful way. He is a great artist,
first baritone in the Imperial theatre
of St. Petersburg, and has received
medals and decorations from the
Czar and Czarina, His art seems to
he all his life. He has been here in
Paris three months, and during that
time, they say in the house here, he
has never been out a single evening.
He studies and works all day. He
takes a lessen each day with a great
teacher here, and the other day he
was kind enough to invite me to go
with him to his lesson. It was a revelation to me! The master, La Salle,
has a great name as artist and teacher, and I am sure he deserves it. The
lesson lasted over an hour, beginning
with simple exercises and ending with
the big baritone arias in 'Damon,'an
opera by Rubenstein, with which they
open the season in St. Petersburg
two weeks from now, M. Redzewski
taking the part of Damon. He left
this morning.
"I am full.of fine resolves about
what I am to accomplish. I shall
work more with my head and less
physically than I used at the piano—
and in everything. I am also going
to take singing lessons for a month
or so with this great master, La Salle,
until I see if it will be worth while
for me to make the sacrifices it would
be necessary for me to make in order
to afford it". I am satisfied now that
I chose Paris instead of Vienna. I
believe I am in the right place. I am
by nature and habit slow and heavy
in thought and speech—always looking at everything too seriously. Here
one breathes a lighter, gayer atmosphere, and the beauty of art surrounding one in every direction make
one feel happy and more satisfied
with life.   *   *   *
"P. S—I expect to lead a quiet,
simple life, as I have always done.
I shall work hard over my piano and
try to get on in French. These last
few days I have practiced well."
A few days later she wrote again:
"Since I came here I have been
out one night with Mr. G , the
tall man in the group I sent you from
the ship, and his mother and sister.
We went to several boulevard cafes
and watched the crowds—every phase
of human life, from the rich society
people to the crooked old man with
a stick with bent pins in the end of
it, who came reaching under tables
for stumps of cigars. Later we went
to the Jardin Paris. The place is
full of demimondaines. I never saw
so many beautiful women and lovely
gowns. Some of them danced the
cancan, which is simply a vulga|r|
display of tights. It is a place, you
understand, where all Americans and
tourists go; it is one of the sights.
We stayed about half an hour, which
was quite too long, and I certainly
shall never go again. Things of that
sort make me sick of life."
During this time Redzewski was
absent from Paris, but he did not
lose track of Mrs. Gore. In a letter
written September 7 she said.
"I hear often from M. Redzewski,
the Russian. He is greatly pleased
and excited because he has sung with
great success before the opera director and the Czar and court, and
because the government is going to
give him money to travel and study
for a year. He will be again in Paris
by the end of the month."
Just one week later she wrote in
an ecstatic vein, and nearly all her
letter was of Redzewski.
"M. Redzewski, the Russian opera
singer, is coming back in two weeks.
He is a big man of six feet, weighing 200, and is 28 years old. His
heart and character seem broad and
poetic. I believe some people are
created with a talent for feeling, as
others are given the gift of speech
or color or sound, I know, when I
have heard him sing some of his big
roles, I have felt myself in the presence of a giant spirit—a creature
capable of unutterable feeling! I
must be careful. . Passionate men like
that are dangerous. I do not mean
that there is any danger of my losing
my head over him or any one, but he
might become desperate over me, fol
he seems to have fallen madly in love
with'me. I have received some very
beautiful letters from him—always in
French, as he knows nothing of English."
Rebuffed The Singer.
In her letter of two weeks later
Mrs. Gore told of the coming return
of Redzewski to Paris.
"M. Redzewski, the Russian, is
coming the end of the week," she
wrote. "In a way I am sorry he is
to be in Paris this winter. I can see
by his letters that he intends to take
up. as much of my time as possible.
I shall take a firm stand, and keep
him at a distance. I wrote him that
I am here to study seriously, and that
I shall be unable to see him or any
one often. I shall tell the servants
that I am not at home to him. Once
in a while I may. go out with him,
for, between you and me, dearest, I
feel afraid to offend him seriously.
He wanted to come, and live in the
same pension with me. I wrote him
if he did it would be against my wishes, and if he came(I have an idea that
he thinks a woman's wishes are of
no account) that he would put me to
the trouble of moving out."
Although it is known that their
relations continued until the tragic
death of Mrs. Gore, her last mention
of. him occurred in a letter written
October 10, in which she wrote of his
return as follows:
"The Russian arrived, and his card
came up to me almost immediately;
but he has been very well behaved.'
We have been once to the theatre;
but I do not like to be bothered to
go about, especially when I want to
be working."
Worked Hard With Music.
Subsequent letters tell of her work
and her daily habits, and show her
trend of mind; On October 19, one
month before her death, she wrote:
"I sent you a teary little letter
yesterday. I have been working very
hard this last week. On Tuesday I
had my lesson with Moszkowski. He
was very kind and gentle. I am sure
I shall make rapid progress- under
his influence. It is inspiration. The
people here in the house declare that
I practice ten hours a day, but I do
not. If I do not succeed it shall not
be for lack of trying. But I am sure
to succeed. It is the only thing I
really desire in the world."
On October 22 she wrote this:
"They who truly love become as
gods. They no longer walk enchained to earth, but soar to realms of
sweet, enchanting mysteries. A great
passion,, because of its greatness
must be pure. What is purer than
a great fire? It burns without smoke.
A little fire sends up clouds of black,
soiling all within its range.   There
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Series of Papers on the Interesting   9
Subject of the Value of Criticism. Z>
P     Written for Progress X
By N'OUBLIER.     X
No. 1— Self-Satisfaction.
Art, in its various expressions
through the channels of music, painting, writing, public speaking and dramatic impersonation, seems to be in
some danger, in ithis province, of
strangulation from that terrible malady Self-Satisfaction. The British
Columbian amateur and dilettante
suffer from the absence of criticism
sane and just and helpful. The fulsome inanities of many of the daily
papers, the deleterious comments of
undiscriuiinating friends, the easily-
earned applause of audiences composed of "folks who know me,"
these are the elements which are
'working the failure and the downfall of the young persons who have
shown some talent for one or other
of the manifold phases of Art.
British Columbia, in common with
.the rest of the North American continent, needs critics; men and women
competent and fearless; kind but
firm; unpurehasable either by the
jcajoiery of friends or acquaintances
,or by greed of gold. Critics worth
the name because absolutely faithful
to their sacred allegiance to the canons of Art; unafraid to stamp the
condemnation, "Invita Minerva," on
this hasty piece of drawing or painting, or that bit of printed trash.
Let the student of men and affairs
in this province examine the columns
of the daily press, or any other kind
I of press printed in this province, and
I try to find one attempt at honest,- differentiating criticism; even the harmless desire to point out in the mildest
j terms some gross fault in the ama-
Iteur's work I   The student would fail
utterly to discover anything of the
kind.   It is all praise in the superlative degree, ridiculous comparisons
Iwith famous  artists, complimentary
Ivaporings which mean   worse than
■nothing, owing to the danger that the
lyoung aspirant for fame, and prob-
Iibly shekels, may take the flattery
[seriously.
As a logical sequence to this state
hi matters we have, what?   An ap-
Ipalling army of amateurs in singing,
I instrumental music, painting, drawling, writing and acting, whose singling is bad; whose playing is wooden;
J whose painting should be done on the
sides of barns; whose drawing shows
I in every detail total absence of patience and care; whose writing would
not do honor to a foreigner who had
> studied English for six months.   To
be sure there are exceptions to this
generalization.
It is not my purpose to exaggerate
the matter for the sake of attracting some notice to my plaint. The
statement of the truth in its barest
terms is bad enough, and I reiterate
my assertion that Art is in somewhat
parlous case in this province, owing
to the reign of Art's most treacherous and deadlv enemy, Self-Satisfaction.
As I noted a moment ago, North
America as a whole is not much better. "America," as Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes remarked not so long
ago (and he must have known how
true his remark was), "is still the
great market for the green fruits of
literature." Yes, and one may add,
without much fear of offending her
ladyship the truth, also of music,
painting and all the other branches
of what we call by the generic term,
Art. I wonder sometimes just how
far America has advanced since the
day. when the dozen of the American
art critics Avalked through the great
exhibition of paintings in Philadelphia, followed by a large group of
adoring disciples, come to sit at the
master's feet and grave with care
upon the tablets of memory, the precious obiter dicta that should fall
from his lips as he passed along the
rows of paintings, mingling praise
and blame. Some wags had procured
from the keeping of its wealthy owner in New York City the priceless
"Head of a Monk" by Velasquez—
the veritable canvas, not a mere copy,
and had entered it in the amateur
section in the name of a young lady
of Philadelphia. The .great art critic's attention was called to this little
canvas by some friends who were accomplices in the trick. The great
man, the greatest in his line in all
America, took post opposite the magnificent little work. "Huh, ah, um,
not ba-a-d; no, not at all ba-a-d. I
guess this young woman will do some
pretty fair work if she practices her
drawing a little more, and studies
color some. She's a bit off on her
coloring, but the idea's not bad."
Not bad. Yes, that, typically, is
America's comment on those Olympian achievements of European genius. America is like a clever, eager,
forward, and froward, child; craving,
passionate, mad for approbation and
"appreciation," (I use this ill-treated
word in its vicious popular sense) and
thrusting its half-learned lessons forward for the praise that is so greedily devoured, feathers, bones and all,
even as a. famished hound bolts its
food. In all things concerning Art,
America is rushing to destruction because of the fiend Self-Satisfaction.
The minor achievements of its singers, musicians, artists, writers (present day writers) are belauded in a
manner most shamefully extravagant.
Most melancholy it is to observe
that this cheap praise is accepted in
too many instances as the truth. But
instead of those encomiums containing
the truth, they contain the deadly
opiate which sends noble aspirations
asleep half way up the rugp-ed slopes
of Parnassus; and leaves the deluded one hopelessly immeshed in the
thornv tansies where so many others
who could not agonize for Art's sake
roam in despair.
To the amateur no advice is more
kind, more wise than this: 'Beware
of the praise of friends; trust not
the laudations of your local press;
strive to stand in judgment on your
own work; compare your best with
the work of others whom you know to
be better than you in your own pursuits; above all, practice, practice,
practice!
Of a truth the old Greek was right,
two thousand five hundred years ago,
when the exclaimed: "Excellence is
painful." And the Roman who had
learned the lesson in painful toil was
right when he sang of his labors to
gain the. summits where dwell the
elect, "Sic itur ad astra."
It is mv intention to show in next
week's number of this paper why
Victoria should become a centre of
culture known throughout the West,
and how this very desirable thing con
be accomplished. Victoria in not already being such a centre is deprived
of her just due. May we all hope
that in the coming years the city shall
be famed as much for its culture as
for its mere natural beauty which
evervbody agrees is very great.
CHRISTIAN^/ IN JAPAN.
It will not do to tell us that Christianity is only skin-deep and is not
getting into the blood of Japan, for
evidence to the contrary is accumulating. It is true that the Christians
number only about one-half of one per
cent, of the population, but their prominence and influence are out of all
proportion to their number.
The Christian community has already
given to Japan one Cabinet Minister,
two Judges of the Court of Cassation,
two Speakers of the House of Commons, two or three assistant Cabinet
Ministers, besides a number of chairmen of legislative committees and subordinate judges. In the present Parliament the Speaker and thirteen members are Christians. In the navy the
captains of two of the largest men-of-
war are Christiains and Admiral Uriu,
who won the battle of Chemulpo, is of
the same faith. The war department
has commissioned Christian chaplains
on an equal standing with Buddhist
ajnd Shinto priests. Three of the
great daily papers of Tokio are in the
hands of Christians, and in several others Christians are at the head of editorial departments. The best charitable
institutions are under Christian directors.
It is true that the lowest classes
still cling to Buddhism, more through
hereditary superstition than actual belief, and agnosticism has spread
through the upper classes, but the
majority of religious persons in the
middle classes are now said to be
Christians, No doubt there are shadows and some dark ones upon the religious features of that fair land, but it
has made marvellous progress towards
accepting the Christian faith, and it is
for us to thank God and take courage.—
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Pietro Marino is a small man-
physically. Measured by his courage,
he is a Colossus. He has the courage, in the first place, to lead just
thirteen pieces—defying superstition.
Then he has the courage—I am endeavoring to be polite—the courage to
call these thirteen pieces, including
two cornets and a piano, a "symphony" orchestra, in defiance of tradition. He has the courage to ask
symphony prices for thc work of his
scratch orchestra with a piano vamp
—a purely music-hall order of performance. Now, if Ajax could acquire an everlasting reputation by defying mere lightning, where, in the
list of immortals, should the name of
Marino stand?
The composition of the "symphony" orchestra is as follows: Two
first violins, (including Marino), two
cornets and one second violin; two
clarinets and one viola j one flute, one
'cello, one double bass, kettle drums
and a piano. The reason for my peculiar grouping will be obvious to
any one with the most rudimentary
idea of orchestral values. The merest tyro will understand what artiste
effects are possible with such a balance of parts. The band is simply a
business band for business music.
Every man is canable of reading his
part fluently and accurately, provided
the music is of a nature suitable for
entr'actes in a dramatic show, or for
an appetizer to a cafe dinner. What
better work they are capable of doing
they were given no opportunity to
show in the programme of Tuesday
evening in the Victoria theatre.
The programme began with Wagner, if the Tannhauser March with a
piano vamp can be called Wagner.
Strangely enough, it was the only
number on the programme not vociferously encored. Then followed a
pot-pourri from grand operas, a
Strauss waltz, a Suppe overture, and
an Egyptian ballet by Luieini. For
encores were given the sextette from
Lucia Nevin's Rosary, arranged for
cornet solo, a selection a la Ragtime
with which I am not familiar, and
"God Save the King." All were
played with the precision and dash
characteristic of good music-hall performances. As an extra attraction at
a good roof garden concert the band
would be an acquisition.
Of Marino as a leader it is not
necessary to say much. His style is
exactly that of a very clever leader
of a Hungarian band. He does not
conduct, but leads with his violin,
sometimes facing his players, sometimes facing the audienece. He is
thoroughly sure and authoritative,
but inclined to exaggerated accents
and much given to gallery-play in eccentric movements of the body.
As a soloist Marino's success with
his audience wsa immediate. He has
dash, abandon and authority. His
left hand is facile and accurate. He
bows with freedom and at the same
time with delicacy, a good staccato
up-bow being the best of his accomplishments in this direction. In volume of tone he has no advantage over
the average student in a good conservatory. His solo numbers were the
tricky and hackneyed second concerto of Wieniawski, with the symphony parts entrusted to the piano,
in spite of the presence of a "symphony" orchestra. The Obertass of
the same composer was given as an
encore. The Vieuxtemps air with
variations, "Oh. Willie we have missed you," was the second number, to
which was added, in response to a
hearty recall, the charming "Canzon-
etta" of D 'Ambroise, exquisitely
played.
Miss Pauline Sherwood contributed
two florid soprano airs. An evident
hoarseness mav have accounted for
the hardness of her voice and the
somewhat labored character of her
sinsrinir, but otherwise she proved
herself an experienced and effective
concert singer. She was warmly received.
For those willing to pay $1.50 for a
programme of light, popular music
the Marino programme was exactly
suited. Announced as a concert company, as on the theatre programme,
the organization was on a legitimate
and praiseworthy basis. Advertised
as a symphony orchestra, as on the
show bills and in the advance notices,
it richly deserves the neglect with
which the great body of Victoria
theatre goers treated it.
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This being the first issue of "Progress" under the new management, a
brief announcement of the plans of
the proprietor is desirable. "Progress" will not compete with the
daily papers as a purveyor of ordinary news, but will supply literary
matter more in keeping with its character of a weekly review and magazine. There is a good held in Victoria, as the capital of British Columbia, for a publication of this description, and by drawing upon the
work of the cleverest writers in the
province who will be invited to contribute signed articles, "Progress"
should prove an interesting and valuable addition to the periodical literature of the country. "Progress"
will not be a political organ for either
of the parties of the Province or Dominion, but it will have something to
say on public questions affecting Victoria and the country generally from
a non-partizan standpoint. It is
hoped that the weekly prize competitions will prove an attractive feature
of the paper and will have the support of those interested in education.
It is the purpose of the management
to change the name of the paper in
the near future to one more in keeping with its scope, and a considerable
enlargement also is planned. Suggestions from readers for new features
for "Progress" will be most acceptable.
sons of respectable parents and have
been subject to just the same sort of
discipline and environment as nine
out of ten boys in the city. If these
conditions are to be held an excuse
for brutal offences of the kind under
consideration, then we are in a bad
way, truly! It may be that some penal institution for the special treatment of juvenile criminals would be
a good thing', but it is also true that
the State cannot be expected to spend
a lot of money in order to reform
with tender care children of a few
parents who do not do their duty.
The wise course is to endeavor to
put down this evil with a firm hand.
Even harsh treatment of offenders is
infinitely to be preferred to the encouragement of juvenile depravity
certain to result from weak-kneed
newspaper talk and the suggestion
underlying that talk of the advisability of tinkering with sentences imposed by a court of justice. The agitation on the subject no doubt has
been engineered by friends or relations of the boys and it is natural
that these should wish for milder
sentences. But the character of the
punishment meted out to the guilty
is of no importance compared with
the necessity of protecting the innocent. That, certainly, is the opinion
of the majority of fathers and mothers in Victoria.
An excellent opportunity will be
afforded Victorians of doing some-|
thing for their city through the,
agency of the Lewis and Clarke Fair!
to be held in Portland next year.
This exposition will be on a large
scale and great interest already is
being taken in the undertaking
throughout the United States. There
is no reaso'n why thc manufacturers
of Victoria should not be well represented at this exposition and they
certainly will serve their own interests as well as those of the whole
city by arranging to make exhibits
on a scale that will do justice to Victoria's commercial importance. The
railway companies are arranging rates
with a view to encouraging visitors
to the Portland Fair to extend their
trip so as to include the cities of
Puget Sound and British Columbia,
The railway people are interested in
the development of the Pacific Coast
and they know that the visitors from
the Central and Eastern States will
be impressed by what they see out
here and that this will result in procuring new settlers for the Coast. It
is an opportunity which Victoria certainly should not neglect.
That the existing law denying Indians the right to the use of alcoholic
liquors does not work satisfactorily is
the opinion of the majority of those
who have the opportunity to study
results at close quarters. Whether
the prohibition is wise or not is a
matter of opinion, and one on which
"Progress" is open to conviction;
but it is clear that the section of the
law which makes it a more grievous
offence for an Indian to have whisky
in a bottle than in his stomach requires revision. Its results may easily be guessed. The Indians find it
easier to secure from white toughs
and Chinamen bottles of the vilest
description of liquor than to buy the
more or less genuine stuff from saloons. Having secured some of the
"snake juice," a mixture of cheap
whisky, water and opium, specially
prepared for this trade, the Indian
makes haste to swallow the lot with
the inevitable result that he becomes
very drunk and very ill. If he is
caught in possession of any of the
stuff he will be fined about four times
as much as if he has swallowed all
of it. There are many Indians who
say that they do not want to get
drunk but they do want to be able to
take their grog quietly like a white
man, and it may he that tliere is justice in their claim for equal treatment.
The sentence passed upon the two
boys convicted of indecent assault
upon a little girl have given rise to
considerable adverse criticism. It is
argued that the imprisonment and
flogging to be administered to the boys
will have the result of confirming
them in evil courses rather than acting as a corrective and insuring their
better behavior in the future. This
argument is often applied by those
who, in their hearts, are opposed to
adequate punishment in all cases of
crime. As contrasted with the attitude of people who take the other
extreme and would inflict vengeful
punishment for offences of this description, the merciful people are to
be commended, but their theories
if applied, would be found to have
ven' detrimental effect upon society.
There is too much tendency to condone crime. In a country such as
this, where there is practically no
poverty, where education is free nnd
compulsory and there is nn criminal
environment as in thc older cities of
F,urope, there is little excuse for offences of the serious character of thnt
committed by these two boys. No
pica put forward of lack of parental
discipline and bad environment can
stand in Victorin. These boys arc the
The proposal to close the Rock Bay
bridge to traffic certainly is a serious
matter to a number of property owners and industrial concerns in the vicinity. The old bridge is quite an
important highway and its closure
will mean that the traffic now crossing
it will have to make a considerable
detour or will be diverted altogether
from Store street. There are two
sides to the question, of course, but
no action should be taken by the cits-
council without more consideration
than appears to have been given to
the matter so far. It is understood
that some of those who will suffer
most by the closure of the bridge
will go to the courts of law to see
if no remedy exists there, and "injunctions" are likely to result.
HUMOR IN SCHOOLS
In school it is not always the dry
bones of the valley, there are flashes
of humour and touches of pathtist
every day. A soft answer, we are
told, turneth away wrath: a humourous answer brushes away tho cobwebs and relieves over-strained
nerves. Today I met a mother taking her children for a Thanksgiving
walk out to feed the swans, and immediately I remembered a most, remarkable answer given by that mother
years ago at the Central School. The
demand had been on a geography
paper "Name the different races of
mankind." From an old scrap-book
I copy verbatim the reply. "Red
yellow, blue, green, white: foot-race,
horse-race, run, hop and jump race:
base-bo,H race, running race, trotting
race: Chinaman, black men, white
men, Indian men, Spanish men,
Frenchmen, Canadian men, Japanese
men, M-Intter men, gentlemen, Dutchmen, chain-gang men, half-breed
men, quarter-breed men, jockeys." I
think it perhaps the most delicionsly
comprehensive answer I have seen.
! Last week a class of the average aee
' of twelve were asked to define "Sul-
the particles together." "Wo should
tan." The answers were all normal
but three; one of these was, "A Sultan is a certain kind of air-tight
heater;" another pupil declared, "A
Sultan is a kind of raisin," but a
boy who has been there remarks
feelingly, "Sultan is the kind of
language you get took up to the
police-court for, for usin'." A girl
in the same class dedans, "A Crusade is a warf or a holy porpoise!''
The implication here is that a holy
porpoise may not tie up to an ordinary dock with all comers.
During the last small-pox scare,
as the little people were marching
in to morning prayers a wee girlie
pulled her teacher apide and tiptoeing to reach her ear confided earnestly, "Miss Maclean, mother says if
the man comes tn do it today, Johnny
is not to be baptized." The little
mother was assured that spiritually
and physically Johnny was safe.
Tliere is perhaps a far away allusion to a "choppy" sea in this romantic sentence from a little girl's
"composition," "How pleasant it is
to lie on the water and watch the
moon come up and her beautiful golden hews fall upon the water of the
San Won De Fuca Strates!" It is
the same girl who writes, "Nature
is the lovliest thing in the world. If
we had no nature we would all be
unhappy and die."
There is a directness about this
that challenges contradiction, "The
most important event of Queen Victoria's reign was the successful lying
of the Atlantic Cable."
In the "Evangeline" poem, the
representative of the King of England gathers the Acadians together
in the old church and before formally
announcing their expatriation says,
"To my natural make and my temper painful the task is I do, which
to you I know must be grievous."
The school class ha 1 been given certain quotations from "Evangeline"
to properly place telling who used
the words and under what circumstances. Among the selections was
the one "noted above. A small boy
wrote: "To my natural make and
my temper painful the task is I do
which to you I know must be grievous." "These words were snoken
bv the notnry when he was marrying
Evangeline co Gabriel."
On the blackboard a child ha dwritten the story of the Finding of Moses.
In his account occurred the sentence,
"Drawing aside the bull-rushes the
daughter of Pharoah saw the cradle
and knew the baby to be an Israelite." I turned quickly and demanded,
"Harry, how did the daughter of
Pharoah know the baby to be an Israelite?" Like a flash came the
ready assurance, "By the nose."
Unconscious was the humour of the
youthful modeller in clay in one of
the Ward Schools who came home
and confessed that he had been doing clay-muddlin'.
Sometimes it is the mothers who
contribute to the gaiety of nations.
"Please, Miss Brown excuse Tommy
for his absence and don't whip him
when he ain't there." Again it is
the locally loyal janitor who demands
scornfully, "And I'd like you to tell
me, if you can, what felicities for
examinations they have in Vancouver."
The fruits of persistent advertising are seen in "Germany capital
Pearline.''
This is obvious "The sense of
sight is ver- great in the eye." And
this. "Edward in. claimed the
French crown becausei he got his;
birth from his mother."
It was in a local Sunday-school
last Sunday that a teacher tried in
vain to convince a seven-year old
that he was wrong. The kiddie was
as insistent as Wordsworth's little
"we-are-seven" girl, and calmlv
closed the argument with, "I think
I'm right: my father is a B. A."
Those who *1"'"1- that the study of
grammar receives too much attention
in our schools will be pleased to
learn that it has uses ulterior to
mere correctness of diction, for one
little bov has learned that, "Grammar teaches us to speak and sell correctly." All have not learned the
little boy's lesson. The boy who
writes: "Masculine—peacock; feminine—hen-cock," should not hunt
game ont of season.
There is a finality about, "Positive sick. Comparative, worse: Superlative, dead.
But it is the subject of anatomy
which furnishes most food for
thought. "What are oil-glands?"
"Oil-glands are little pipes filled
with oil all through the body. They
are for oiling the heart and the liver
nnd the lungs so thev can do their
work smooth and slick." "You
should never work either before or
after eating."   "Cohesion is a sub-
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not drink hot water and then cold'
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teeth." "The teeth should be wash-'
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articles that may be in them."i
"Round shoulders are caused by leaning on the stomach."
The poem '|The Old Oaken Buck-
stance taken into the body to stick
et" was under discussion in a juvenile class. It had been read and its
beauties pointed out with painstaking patience. Then, according to the
present-day fad of artistic development, the infants were asked to illustrate the poem. One youth handed in a piece of paper on which appeared a large circle, three buckets
and a bunch of dots. "What does
this meant" demanded the teacher.
"Why, ma'am," he explained, "the
circle is the well and there are the
three buckets." "But why have you
three buckets, Jimmie 1" " Why, one
is the old oaken bucket, one is the
iron-bound bucket, and the other is
the moss-covered bucket that hung
in the well." "And what are -the
dots?" "They are the loved-spots
which mv infancy knew."
Politicians change their coats but
the -onthful historian who writes,
"The Indians in Canada walk long
distances to the Hudson Bay Forts
to change their hides,'.' goes one better.
This is a soul-satisfying idea of
a friend: its author deserves to find
that which his soul craves. "A
friend is a fellow what knows all
about vou, but likes you."
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6
In The Feminine World.
Perhaps one of the most delightful
recitals of the season was that given
by Mrs. W. E. Green and her pupils
at the Institute Hall on Wednesday
last. Naturally every one is charmed
at the prospect of hearing Mrs.
Green. Not only is she one of our
most noted vocalists, but she is also
renowned as a very successful instructor. Among her pupils Miss
Leverson, who possesses a rich so-
prane undoubtedly did the best work
of the evening, singing with clearness and in good style. She was particularly happy in her French selections given by way of encores. Miss
Ethel Green is rapidly coming to
the fore as one of our leading singers
and displays an amount of feeling
in her singing, seldom found in one
so young. Her encore, "Good-night,
Beloved," called forth quite an ovation. The success of the evening,
however, was mainly due to Mrs. H.
Young, a finished pianist, who appeared for the first time before a Victoria
audience, and rendered Greig's
"Wedding Day" Jensen's "Tocat-
to," Rubinstein's "Kammenore Os-
trow," and other pieces with the assurance of an artiste. Miss Bishop,
who has already been heard in Victoria, never sang to greater advantage. Miss Legh is decidedly a beginner, but the haimv possessor of a
lovely voice, her catchy encore, "The
Girl I Love," fairly carrying away
the audience. Among the contraltos
Miss Watkins sang with good expression; her low "G" was particularly
telling. With a little careful attention to articulation, she should make
a remarkably good singer. Miss B.
Howell is another strong contralto
with a good range of voice. Miss
Ruby Fell was a surprise to all as
this was her first appearance. She
is decidedly a promising singer. Mr.
E. H. Russell assisted Mrs. Young
with manv of the accompaniments.
As a finish to her recital Mrs. W. E.
Green sang Herschel's "Spring," a
difficult song, which she rendered
with apparent ease. Among those
present were Mrs. Frank Barnard,
. Miss G. Loewen, Mrs. and Miss Hanington, Mrs. Fletcher, the Misses
Gaudin, Mrs. J. H. Todd and Miss
Todd, Mr. and Mrs. H. Kent, the
Misses Flumerfelt, Mrs. A. Stewart,
the Misses Pitts, Archdeacon and
Mrs. Scriven, the Rev. Baugh Allen
and Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Moresby, Mrs.
Windle, Mr. A. Gore, Mrs. Arthur
Robertson, Miss Gibson, Mrs. Hicks,
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Brown, Mrs. and
Miss Mills, Dr. and Mrs. Nash, Mrs.
and Miss Bullen, Mr. D. W. Higgins,
Mrs. and the Misses Hickey, Mr.
Leverson ,Mr. H. B. Young, Mrs. H.
Yates, and Miss Austin, Mr. and
Mrs. Langton, Mrs. Eaton and a host
of others.
»  #  *
The "Tuesday Club" will meet for
its winter session on Tuesday next, at
the Alexandra Club, Government St.,
at 4 p.m. Cards for the programme
of subjects to be considered have
been issued to all members past and
present, and it is hoped that a keen
interest will be awakened and sustained. This club was formed to
bring together in a mutual encouragement, those who "do not live by
bread alone," but who are alive to
the needs of mind and spirit, and
who are glad to have some means
suggested to keep—as a little boy
once put it—both "their thinker and
their dreamer going."     After   the
' ' ' ,"v,iulty of shyness and lack
of confidence is overcome, the interest naturallv widens for each member
for the free discussion of any subject,
or the expressions of individual idea,
on social and abstract matters, must
necessarily bring people to a truer
and better understanding. The most
interesting woman is she who, as life
unfolds, preserves with the freshness
of youth the many vital interests
which accrue to her later years.
There is no doubt that the beneficial
influence of such women has been
largely developed by women's clnbs.
She has found a wider field open to
her, appreviative friends, and above
all, more confidence in herself. It is
hoped that the motto chosen by the
Tuesday Club this year will win it
many rich new members—and will increase the confidence already gained
by the old. The programme for the
next few mouths is as follows:
Tuesday, Nov. 22.-Talk on Art and
,    Artists.   Miss Webling has kindly
consented to assist and to exhibit
her selections.
Tuesday, Dec. 20th—About Christmas,
Shakespeare, Dickens, Thackeray,
etc.
Tuesday; Jan. 3rd—The Story of 1904.
Tuesday Jan. 17th—Humor.
Tuesday, Feb. 7th—Russo-Japanese
War.
Tuesday, Feb. 21st—Art and Industrial Schools.
Tuesday. March 7th—The Brownings.
Tuesday, March 21st—Johns in Literature.
Tuesday, April 4th—Old Gardens and
their Stones.
Tuesday, April 18th—New writers.
*   *   *
The Assembly Club has been organized with the following officers: Mr.
P. D. Dickinson, president; Mr. Wm.
Winsby and Mr. Fred White, vice-
presidents; Mr. L. S. V. York, Mr.
Jack Hart, Mr. Gilbert Wilson ,com-
mittee, and Mr. J. W. D. York, honorary secretary-treasurer. Under the
supervision of Mrs. Dickinsen and
Mrs. Simpson the Assembly held
their first club dance last Friday
evening. There was a large gathering of young people, and by the
hearty encores, especially of the new
twostep "Timbucktoo" introduced
from the East for the first time here,
the Assembly Ball promises to be
one of the favorite social dances of
the season. Miss Thain and Mr. E.
Fawcett provided an excellent pro-
a-ramme. The club will hold their
dances fortnightly. Among members
present were: Mr. Potts, Miss J.
Potts, Mrs. Arnold Raymur, Miss
Fraser, Miss M. Fraser, Mr. New-
lings, Miss Kate Fraser, Mr. Sidney
Child, Mr. Andrew George, Miss_ M.
George, Mrs. Fraser, Miss E. Lind-
sey, Mrs. Frank Watkis, Mr. N. P,
Gowen, Miss Flo Gowen, Miss Spence,
Miss Ana Spence, Mr. Ted Brown,
Mr. L. S. V. York, Miss Belle Roberts, Miss Morrison (Vancouver) Mr.
Alex. Moss, Miss Mattie John, Miss
Rob. Fell, Miss Mamie Fell, Mr. Geo.
Dickinson, Miss Beth Hall, Mr. Gilbert Wilson, Mr. Jack Y. Simpson,
Miss Bessie Heaney. Mr. Frank Clark,
Miss Ethel Green, Mrs. Green, Mr.
Darrel Kent, Mr. J. Lawson, Miss
Lock, Mr. Mills, Miss Muriel Nicholles, Miss Emily Nicholles, Capt. Mc-
Conan, Miss E. Bamford, Mr.
W. Winsby, Miss McKenzie, Mr.
Basil Prior, Mrs. McKay, Miss
Hattie McKay, Dr. R. Dier, Miss
D. Garvin, Mr. K. Hughes, Miss
Englehardt. Miss Edith Bamford, Mr. Chas. McKilligan, Mr.
Wilfred Goddard, Mr. A. Stewart,
Mr. J. McArthur, Mr. Harry Nesbit,
Miss Maria Camsusa, Mr. Edgar
Fawcett, Miss W. Fawcett, Mrs. E.
McQuade, Miss Maud Atkinson, Miss
Grace Atkinson, Mr. Harold Lang,
Miss Anna McQuade, Mr. Tom Faw-
sett, Miss M. McKay, Mr. Chas. McLean, Mr. Norman Hardie, Miss Cecil
Hardie, Mr. Alex. McLean, Mr. Jack
Hart, Mrs. Rathom, Mr, E. Vaughn,
Miss Anderson, Mr. Chas. Wilson,
Miss Brownlee, Miss Eva Brownlee,
Mr. A. G. King, Miss D. Sehl, Mr.
Griffiths, Mr. Geo. Y. Simpson, Mr.
F. White, Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Dickinson, Miss Constance Fawcett, Mr.
J. W. D. York, and many others.
•   •   •
The first wedding to take place in
the little church of St. Paul's Esquimalt, since its removal and reconstruction was that of Miss Annie
Isbister, daughter of Mr. James Is-
bister, Foster's Pier, Esquimalt, to
John Albert Pauline, youngest son
of Mr. Frederick Pauline of Oak Bay.
The Rev. C. Ensor Sharp officiated.
The bride, who was given away by
her father, wore an elegant costume
of fawn and white cloth and a large
picture hat of white felt with bows
of white liberty satin. She carried a
bouquet of white carnations with
maiden-hair fern, her onlv ornament
being a diamond brooch, the gift of
the groom. She was attended by her
sister, Miss Isabel Isbister, who wore
a gown of dark clue cloth with hat
to match, and carried a bouquet of
pink carnations. Mr. David Isbister,
brother of the bride, acted as best
man. Mr. George Pauline presided
at the organ. After the ceremony a
reception was held at the residence of
the bride's narents, where many relations and friends extended their
congratulations to the happy counle.
Later in the evening the bride and
groom left for Southern California
where the honeymoon will be spent.
On their return Mr. and Mrs. Pauline
will take up their residence at Oak
Bay.    The presents  were numerous
and included some costly silverware.
.   •   *
On Wednesday evening ,the 16th
inst., at the residence of the bride's
parents,   68 Pembroke street,   Miss
Laura Ma" third daughter of Hr.
and Mrs. W. H. Clarke, was united
in marriage to Mr. J. H. Lory, of this
citv. The ceremony was performed
by' the Rev. G. K .B. Adams. The
bride was gowned in white silk,
trimmed with chiffon and lace, with
orange blossoms and carried a shower
bouquet of white chrysanthemums and
smilax. The groom's present to the
bride was a handsome gold watch and
chain. The bride looked charming as
she entered the room, which was
pretti1- decorated for the occasion,
on the arm of her father, who gave
her away. Miss Lory and Miss Elsie
Clarke, the bridesmaids, wore pretty
white organdie gowns, and also carried bouquets of chrysanthemum's and
smilax. Pretty gold riiies were their
presents from the groom. Mr. H.
Neelands acted as best man. The
ceremony was a quiet one, only relatives and immediate friends being
present. After the ceremony the company partook of the wedding supper,
the remainder of the evening being
spent in general merry-making until
the hour of departure of the hapnv
couple for their new home on Clarke
street. The popularity and esteem in
which the young couple are held was
attested fr" the many handsome and
valuable presents received. Invitations are being issued for a reception
to be held at their new home in the
near future.
* *  *
Invitations have   been issued   for
the opening of the 20th Century Clnb
on Tuesday November 29 in the A.
0. U. W. Hall under the management
of Mrs. Lester. The club will meet
every other Thursday during the winter months, and as this is the outcome
of the very succesful ball given by
Mrs. Lester on Nov. 7th last, a delightfully pleasant time is promised
ail who are fortunate enough to attend. Should any names have been
inadvertently omitted, it is desired
that notification be sent to Mrs. Lester, 66y2 Fort street. Miss Heater
and Mr. E. Fawcett will supply the
music.
* *  *
On Wednesday evening last the
Junior C. E. of the First Presbvterian
Church tendered their superintendent,
Mrs. Wood, a very enjoyable surprise
party, at her residence, Henry street.
This event was in celebration of Mrs.
Wood's birthday, and a very merry
time was spent. During the evening, the society presented their superintendent, who has directed their
labors for nearly six years, with a
handsome set of silver forks. Mrs.
Wood replied appropriately, and the
singing of "Auld Lang Syne" terminated a most enjoyable evening.
* *   *
Society has received a very sad
shock by the recall of the Grafton
and Flora to England at such short
notice. Captain Fraser of the Bonaventure was transferred to the Grafton, and Mrs. Fraser left for England
last Friday. Much regret is felt at
their departure, as it had been hoped
that they would remain on this station for at least three years. Their
residence "Terra Varalgh," Esquimalt Road, will be occupied by Dr.
and Mrs. Hewlitt, of H. M. S. Bonaventure.
* ♦   •
Mesdames Dickinson and Simpson
are giving a masquerade ball on December 2 at the Assembly Hall by
invitation. Guests will be required
to present, at the door the invitation
and  it will  also  be  compulsory  to
raise masks at the door.
...
On November 26 Mrs. Lester will
entertain the members of the Rugby
football teams with a Cinderella
dance in the A. 0. U. W. Hall. Members and friends of the classes are
invited to attend. Ladies are requested to provide refreshments.
* *  *
Contributions intended for publication in this department should be
sent to "Progress" as early in the
week as possible. The courtesy of
complimentary tickets for such entertainments as should be reported will
be appreciated.
* *   *
Lieutenant and Mrs. Lawson have
removed from "Thorington" to Bungalow No, 1, Club Road, vacated by
the recall to England of Lieutenant
and Mrs. George Ward.
* •   •
Hon. and Mrs. Hood have returned
from their wedding tour and have
taken up their residence on Esquimalt
Road.
* *   *
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Veils.
Of all the changes in fashion which
each year brings, 1905 will stand unrivalled in regard to veiling and veils
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Principal:   MR. A. LONGFIELD, F. V. C- M.
PIANO, VIOLIN, ORGAN; IN ALL THEIR  BRANCHES
Special Inducements to Pupils on the Pipe Organ
both in the material and the manner
of wearing. We do not notice in our
city much departure from the straight
veil around the face, althoii"h there
are to be seen a few very attractive
ones, brought from the back and tied
in large bows under the chin. One
might see worn by the smart set
some very handsome auto-veiis in
lavender and white. With the cold
winds of November, veils become a
necessity and a luxury, and we may
thank capricious -Dame Fortune for
the gratification of almost every taste.
Shirt Waists.
Some one said: "Shirt Waists are
going out," and the bewildering
question asked by each one of the fair
sex was: "What can take their
place?" But that question has long
since been settled. They are not going out, and are much more in vo<nie
than ever. Was there ever such an
abundance of material from which to
choose? French flannel in all manner of novel patterns; new flannelettes varying from 12^ to 50 cents
a yard, cashmeres, voiles, delaines,
challis, in a bewildering contrast of
most exquisitely harmonious colors.
But a word to the wise: When yon
wear these shirt waists, wear shirt
waist skirts.
Calendars for 1905.
Take ribbons of any shade—pale
pink and blue preferred, .'about a;
quarter of a yard long. Fringe the
ends, attach small ready-made calendars on bottom of ribbon, and have
a "stamp" photo on top. Print in
gold letters "A Merry Christmas" or
"A Happy New Year."
IN THE COOK SHOP.
Scones.
Take 4 tablespoons of flour, 1 of
butter, 1 egg, 1 teaspoonful of baking
powder. Mix baking powder with
flour; rub butter in smoothly; beat
egg thoroughly and mix; add water
till proper consistency to roll, and
bake in oven five minutes. Serve hot
with butter.
All Kinds of
Hair Work Done
Etc., at
Mrs, C.
Kosche
66 Douglas St.
Walimt Wafers.
One cup flour, y2 cup walnuts, 1
cup brown sugar, 14 teaspoon baking
powder, 2 eggs; drop in spoonfuls on
pan and bake in very hot oven flve
minutes.
Chocolate Lady Fingers.
To the beaten yolks of four eggs
add half a cupful of pulverized sugar
and beat for fifteen minutes. Have
ready one ounce of chocolate melted.
Beat this into the egg mixture and
flavor to taste with vanilla. Then
fold in alternately and without stirring the whipped whites of three
eggs and three-fourths of a cupful
of sifted flour. Drop into well greased lady-finger tins, sprinkle with pulverized sugar and bake in a steady
oven for fifteen minutes.
Creole Kisses.
Blanch half a pound of almonds,
cut half into strips and place in a
cool oven to dry. Dissolve over the
fire half a cupful of sugar in a quarter
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Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, will conduct a special class in the art of accompaniment to a limited number of advanced piano pupils. Apply at studio,
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PRIVATE LESSONS.
of a cupful of water. Chop the remainder of the almonds and add
them to the boiling syrup. Cook
without stirring until the syrup is a
pale brown; take from the fire and
pour into a buttered shallow pan.
When c «ld pound to a powder. Beat
the whites of four eggs to a froth,
add ten ounces of powdered sugar,
the shredded almonds, the almond
candy and a teaspoonful of vanilla.
Drop in small mounds on oiled paper
and place in a cool oven to dry thoroughly.
"ARAMTNTA." 6
PROGRESS, SATURDAY,   NOV. 19,   1904
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That man on the Colonist who
wrote the clever criticism of the performance of "Davy Crockett," with
Jas. J. Jeffries in the title roll, took
awful risks.
» *  *
"While there's life there's soap,"
sobbed the small boy, as he read all
about Mr. W. J. Pendray's trip to the
East.
...
From the canvasser's point of view,
no man ever wants to insure, or to
read books, or to subscribe to papers,
or to advertise, or to buy clothes, or
to have a sewing machine, or to do
anything but to tell the office boy to
sav he's out when he isn't.
1 a   •   •
In days of old
When knights were bold
You won your love
By reckless slaughter.
But now you buy
A large supply
Of tickets for
The ten cent theatre.
* *  *
"All is not lost," said the Monkey,
as he observed Mr. Augustus Smith-
erins anxiously anointing his small
moustache with Harlene.
* *   *
The fall trade in mackintoshes and
umbrellas is reported brisk in Vancouver.
»  * *
The Colonist having ingeniously
slated Mr. Geo. Riley, M.P., as the
next occupant of Government House,
a prominent barrister was heard to
proclaim by way of a toast at an im-
prompto convivial gathering: "B.J.
Perry for Governor!   Governor B. J.
Perry!"
* * *
Two school teachers were on the
car just after the classes had been
reformed and they were talking interestingly to themselves about the
number of children in their classes
and other school matters. Opposite
to them sat an old and rather neat
woman, who had a large basket on
the floor beside her.
"How many children have you?"
asked one of the teachers of the
other.
"I have forty-seven."
The old woman looked up bewildered. "How many children have you
now?" asked the second teacher.
"I have sixty-five.
A look of deeper bewilderment
came over the face of the woman
with the basket, but she sat silently
thinking the matter over until she
reached her destination. When getting out of the car she turned her
head and said in a loud voice:
"I do not know who you are or
where you came from, but I can say
that you are a pair of pretty strong
liars!"
* *  *
George Sheldon Williams, one of
the wits of the newspaper fraternity,
has a knack for twisting proverbs
and sayings. He remarked the other
day that "still waters never run
straight," which, if anything, is truer
than the original.
"A little goes a long way," said
the Monkey when he was informed
that Mr. Osc'r B'ss would accompany the Attorney-General to England.
•   •   •
Johnson—Have you got the price?
Jackson—Yes and no. I have and
yet I have not.
Johnson—How do von make that
out?
Jackson—I have two bits, it is true,
but Christmas is coming, and all my
small and large change is mortgaged
to the storekeepers who sell Christmas presents.
CONCERNING THE HAIR
Interesting Letter From Babette on
Latest Methods of Dressing
My Dear Madge: One of .the
questions you asked me last time you
wrote was "How shall I do my
hair?" What quaint expressions you
English girls have! But I am quickly
learning, and when we meet again,
you will hardly recognize your little
French friend. Well, Cherie, I am
happy to be able to give you a few of
the latest hints in the coiffure line
just received from my' beloved Paris.
In the first place, the high pompadour
is quickly disappearing, and to be
strictly in the height of fashion, one
must go back to the 1830 style, and
wear one's hair parted in the centre,
and brought down over the ears, in
a graceful knob at the nape of the
neek, or in a hugh twist at the top of
the head. Think of it, Madge! what
sights most of us would be! This
style, of course, is all very well for
some of the French beauties, with
their finely-chiselled features, but
imagine me, and my very retroussee
"C'est drole n' est ce pas?" No, I
shall certainly stick to a slight pompadour for some time yet, because I
think it best one should dress one's
hair in the way it is must becoming, making a slight alteration, however, now and again as the fashion
changes. My authority says a "parting" in a loose pompadour is very
effective where the hair is worn high.
Remember I said a loose pompadour,
no more pads, toupies, false fronts,
hair nets, etc. One's hair can so
easily be trained, and if it should
not happen to grow low, and cling
prettily about the forehead, a little
patience and careful brushing (no
light fingering) will soon make a vast
amount of improvement. The hair
might be worn in a small loose pom-
TWO  SCHOLARSHIPS.
Generous Citizen  Will  Assist  Two
Young People to Take 'Varsity
Course.
With the object of enabling two
students not blessed with much
wealth to complete the University
course at McGill or Toront, a generous citizen, whose name is withheld,
has decided to offer two scholarships.
These will be $250 a year each, tenable during the third and fourth years
of the scholars' university course, and
will be offered for competition, one
in June, 1905, and the other in June,
1906, among the students of the varir
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The holders, of these scholarships
may pursue their university course
in arts or science and take their degrees either from McGill or Toronto
University
The committee of selection will consist of the following: The Hon. Mr.
Justice Irving, Lieut.-Colonel F. B.
Gregory; the superintendent of education, Mr. Alexander Robinson; the
Vancouver city superintendent, Mr.
W. P. Argue; and the superintendent
of Victoria citv schools, Mr. F. H.
Eaton.
The selection will be determined
parti-" on the result of the second
year sessional examination of McGill
or Toronto University and partly on
the personal qualifications of the candidate, it being distinctly understood,
however, that the first and second
vear of his university course must
have been taken in one of the hie-h
schools of the province. All candidates must be between the ages of 16
and 22 years at the time of the award
of the scholarship.
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THE WESTMINSTER ELECTION.
Mr. J. D. Taylor, defeated Conservative candidate in New Westminster, has issued a writ against Mr.
Anderson, of the St. Mungo canery,
for slander. It is understood that
slander consisted in a statement alleged to have been made by the defendant that Mr. Taylor is an atheist.
It is probable that the election of
Mr. Kennedy will be protested.
"Progress" has more sales at the
news agents than any other publication on the counters.
The reason why smart business men
advertise in "Progress" is because
the paper is not srlanced at and
thrown aside, but is taken home and
read carefully.
padour, with a few wisps brought
down on that part of the forehead
most becoming to the face. This is
called the "fashionable lick." Now
Madge, by the "fashionable lick" I
do not mean a great wad of hair
smoothly greased and carefully plastered down over one eye; (this style
one very often sees in the streets),
but the effect should be more natural.
The idea is a stray tendril blown
about, and by its own sweet will carelessly nestling itself in that particular part of the forehead. Now, of
course, this idea is also exaggerated
and frequently one sees a most untidy
mop of hair slipping down at th'e
back, and flying about in the face in
"any old way." Some call this "artistic." Well, I am sure one can be
artistic, wear one's hair becomingly
and at the same time look tidy and
"chic."
For evening wear the new garnitures for the head are mostly two
large "choux" to be worn when the
hair is dressed low; they are made of
chiffon, net or soft ribbon to match
the color of the frock. You will be
delighted to hear that in Victoria, the
shops are not in the least behind iu
the fashions of the day. I saw some
of these pretty novelties in Camn-
bell's on Fort street. So if you send
me a sample of the color of your
next evening gown, I will send on a
"choux" to match. I think it would
be most becoming to your narticular
style of beauty, especially as you always wear your hair low—Now, you
will say I am a "Blarney," so I
must close for the present.
Yours "toujours"
"BABETTE"
j DRAflATIC NOTES
Arthur Warde, son of , Frederick
Warde, is this year in advance for
Florence Roberts.
* *   *
James Neill's performance of "The
Conquest" has brought a storm of criticism. There are a couple of off-color
scenes in the play which are heartily
denounced as "quite unfit." But the
people go to sec them just the same.
* *   *
Nance O'Neill is producing Thomas
Bailey Aldrich's "Judith of Bethlehem" in Boston.
* * ■ *
"The Music Master," David War-
field's new play, promises to rival the
success of "The Auctioneer."
* *   *
Harry Corson Clarke has had enough
of "Mr. Wix of Wixham" and is or-
I ganizing a company to tour the Coast.
! *   *   *
Henry Clay Barnaby has sustained a
i severe accident to his knee and will
1 probably be lost to the stage.
I •   •   •
I A note from Nelson gives the news
that Walker's Comedians are "doing the
Kootenays  with great success." Is this  a
i double-barrelled one ?
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Arrivals.
Date.        Vessel. From
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Nov. 11—Str. Humboldt .. ..Seattle
Vnw. 14—R.M.S. Athenian . .Vanc'vr
Nov. 14—B.,bark Poltallock ..Frisco
Nov. 15—F. bark Rochefoucald.
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Departures.
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Nov. 11—B. ship Rooltan .. Tacoma
Nov. 11—Str. Humboldt.. Skagway.
Nov. 12— B.ship Crown Germany..
Pt. Gamble.
Nov. 14—R.M.S. Athenian	
Yokohama.
Nov. 17—B. ship Poltallock ....
Chemainus.
The British tramp steamer Quito is
about to load American steel rails
at Tacoma destined for use in the
construction of the Japanese military
road in Japan. Little fear is now
entertained of the seizure of ships
by the Russians. It is said that the
R. M. S. Athenian carried contraband of war for the Japanese and
there seems to be, no effort made to
conceal the character of these cargoes.
When, if ever, the Baltic fleets reaches
the North Pacific, more care may be
taken. No credence is attached to
the repeated stories about Russian
secret agents in Victoria and the
Sound cities. There is no reason why
such agents should not be on the
Coast, but not one has yet been identified.
• •   •
In coast shipping circles it is anticipated that ocean freight rates will
rise considerably next year as prospects favor a big tonnage. Grain
rates on the coast at the present time
are in a demoralized condition, owing to the advancing markets in America and the fact that the markets
elsewhere are stationary or declining.
♦ *  *
The City of Puebla completed a
very fast voyage from San Francisco
by arriving at the outer wharf at
4:30 p.m. last Sunday, having occupied exactly 50 hours on the trip.
Her record is 48 hours, made under
Captain Dehney about seven years
ago.
* *   •
Capt. G-ronhal, of the French bark
Rochefoucauld, says that freight rates
offering are too low to be worth acceptance, and the Rochefoucauld will
sail to Sydney in ballast.
...
Merchants are purchasing flour in
the expectation of an advance iii
price. A rise has been anticipated
for some little time past, and the
wheat market is very strong.
• •   •
Fresh eggs are very scarce in the
local market and those available are
fetching about 60 cents a dozen retail.
* *  *
Shipments of grapes from CalU
fornia may be cut off by reason of
the wet weather prevailing there.
• •   •
Japanese oranges are now on the
market together with new Califor-
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|   BEFORE THE FOOTLIGHTS
'Dorothy," the comedy opera in
ihree acts which is to be played at the
/ictoria theatre on Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings next by the Vic-
;oria amateurs, is without a doubt the
Inest and most laughable opera ever
vritten by B. C. Stephenson, and
he music, by Alfred Cellier is both
iweet and "catchy." The first act
ipens in the hop-gardens which sur-
•ound the inn belonging to old John
fuppitt. The country folk of the
leighborhood of Chanticleer Hall, in
he county of Kent, and the property
if Squire Bantam, are enjoying themselves on the morning of an autumn
lay in the middle of the last century.
The hop picking is nearly over, and
the pickers are, looking forward to
the feasting and jollity with which,
thanks to the good-hearted old landlord, their labor is to end. Dorothy
Bantam, the Squire's daughter, and
Lydia Hawthorne, his niece, are not
sorry for an opportunity to put off
their hoops and furbelows and join
in the festivities. They arrive on the
scene just in time to find that Phyllis, old Tuppitt's daughter, has rashly
promised  to marry  Tom  Strutt,  a
Krokel of the village, and that no
varning' of theirs will induce her to
liter her mind. This is not at all
what they like; for Dorothy and
Lydia not only preach that woman
should remain free from the fetters
rf matrimony, but they try to practice what they preach, and fail nicely
in the end.
A crowded house greeted the Red-
Inond Company on their opening night
ITnesday)  in the handsome family
Iheatre into which the old Philharmonic hall   has   been   transformed.
jThere was quite a phenomenal   rush
|vhen   the outer doors were opened
vhich resulted in one of the inner
loors being broken open and a number of people taking seats without
Rickets.     However, that   little mis-
Ihance was a good sign for the new-
|omers.    The patronage   has   been
plendid throughput the week and a
Jiccessful season is assured at the
p-edmond Theatre.
The  company  opened  with" Davy
Irockett," with^Ed. Redmond in the
lame part, Miss Alta Phipps as Blea-
lor Vaughn and Clyde E. Granger as
llajor Roylston.   Mr. Redmond is a
Jfained actor of many years' standing
Ind his performance as "Davy" was
Tioroughly  appreciated.    Miss  Alta
phipps is a charming actress and has
fcready established her reputation in
rlctoria as a firm favorite with the
Jmblic.   Miss Phipps is graceful and
lias considerable histrionic talent and
Jin addition is the fortunate possessor
lif a very sweet    voice   which she
■Knows how to use.    Mr. Granger as
■"Major Roylston" entertained   the
laudience   very  much,   in   little Lil-
llian Mr. Redmond has a treasure for
Jchild parts.      Ro-"   Sutherland,   as
(Oscar Crompton";   Theo.   Bird, as
'George Carson"; S. M. Griffith, as
'Neil Crampton"; Miss Estelle Red-
Imond as "Polly": Miss Rae Bronson
[as "Mann Crockett," and the others
I in the bill did excellent work in their
Iresnective parts.    The scenery, cos-
jtumes and effects at the Redmond
[Theatre are first class and the per-
Iformances are far above what could
J be expected at higher rates of admis-
[ sion than the popular prices charged.
•  *  *
A theatrical treat is in store for
[those that appreciate   good, whole-
lsome comedy, Mr. Thomas Jefferson
Lwill be here on Monday next in his
[father's old masterpiece, "Rip Van
Winkle."   It is a play that never
seems to grow old, and is always a
drawing card.    Rip and his good-
natured vagaries have been laughed
at by our grandfathers, our fathers
and mothers, and now a new generation is sprinpriu" wo. eager to see the
lazy, good-natured vagabond, the hero
of the legend of the Hudson River,
and his remarkable encounter with
I the spook of Herrick Hudson, and his
[ghostly crew, who are supposed to
[return to the scenes of their early
discoveries and play at nine-pins in
the vastness of the Catskills mountains, on certain anniversaries.   The
thunder that reverberates through the
mountains at nights is supposed to be
caused by the rolling of the nine-pins
balls by the ghostly company.   It is
a quaint old legend and like Santa
Clans we still cliv~ to it, although we
have outlived its credulity. As a play
lit is enjoyable, clean and wholesome,
I and of such surpassing interest that
| it amuses both young and old.   Mr.
I Thomas Jefferson's portrayal of the
graceless  "Rip"  is fully  equal to
that  of  his . illustrious  father,   so
don't miss the opportunity to witness
"Rip Van Winkle"—and remember
it is only here for one night.
•    •    •
The story of "Faust" and his
yearning for youth will never die.
In grand opera, in spectacular
drama—the same human interest remains intact. But take the story in
burlesque, and made up-to-date as by
Mr. Bob Hewlette, it is more entertaining than ever. Imagine Mephis-
topheles followed by Happy Hooligan and Gloomy Gus, arranging matters with Mr. Faust on this earth.
There is no deviation from the plot,
however, but the complications are
amusing from start to finish. This is
the offering at the Savoy theatre, for
the week of November 21. New and
special scenery and electrical effects
are being prepared for this production. < Miss Marie Sparrow, as Faust,
Jr.; Miss Mae Mulqueen, as Valentine; Miss Myrtle Bartelle, as Siebel;
Miss Dorothy Heather, as Marguerite; Mr. Jim Rowe, as Hooligan, and
Mr. Bob Hewlette as Mephisto, have
all received the highest praise from
the press of the States. There will
be a grand chorus aud a host of
vaudeville specialties, making a continuous show of burlesque and vaudeville that will surprise the patrons of
this cosy place of,amusement. "Faust
and Mephisto, Jr." is the title that
Mr.. Hewlette applies to the merry
musical burlesque at the Savoy theatre next week.
• a    «
' "Candida" has been extolled as a
genuine comedy of the first water.
It possesses a decidedly literary fla^
vor, but its first and last aim is to
entertain. The story in itself is sweet
and a true love-story; but it iscom^
plex as well and its incidents keep
the audience, in a "ale of laughter.
The characters are so finely drawn
that they remind one of Dickens, but
they are more familiar to us because
the play is modern and involves the
domestic episodes in the home of an
English clergyman, whose attractive
wife incites the love of a shy young
poet. A scheming businessman of
middle-class London, a typewriter
who has a little love affair of her
own. and a young curate furnish
abundant material for the entertaining scenes which take place in the
little rectory. The , comedy will be
presented at the Victoria on Thurs-.
day next by an excellent company.
Thomas  Jefferson  is having very
great success in "Rip Van Winkle,"
made famous by the association of
the elder Jefferson with it.   Naturally enough tradition runs in theatrical affairs much as it does in other
matters, and for that reason the "Rip
Van Winkle" of the son will always
be compared with the masterpiece of
the father.    However,  the younger
man is a conscientious artist, he comprehends the spirit of the story, and
; his acting is fully up to the highest
standard.   In fact, it is doubtful, ex-
\ cepting always Joseph Jefferson, if
! there is to-day another actor on the
! stage as well qualified to do "Rip
Van Winkle" as the clever and accomplished Thomas Jefferson.   He is
an ideal Rip, merry,    good-hearted,
! easy-going, sunny-natured, and idol-
1 ized by children.   He moved through
I the    beautiful stage pictures   with
! which this   production is set   with
i smoothness and ease, and his work is
entirely satisfactory.
• •   •
"Arizona," the greatest of all New
i York successes, will be given here on
November 28th.   Congratulations are
certainly in order, for "Arizona" is
an elevating as well as a fascinating
play, its story being of love, honor
and dutv.   It is the story of a rancher's daughter   marrying an   elderly
cavalry colonel, and tiring of his inattention, she   plans,  or   rather is
forced to submit to the planning of
i Capt.  Hodgeman  to flee  with jiim
j and leave the stifling sands of Ari-
! zona forever.   The plan is balked by
i the darin" conduct of Lieut. Denton,
the  special friend  of the husband,
Col. Bonham.   As to be expected, the
situation turns against Denton and
Hodgeman escapes for the time being
even the suspicion of guilt, only to receive his just deserts in the end,
I *   »   *
Frederick Warde was dining with a
friend, a story writer, one evening
The writer took from his pocket a
letter and tapped it with his finger.
"I   have   heard   of   curious   re
quests," he said, "but I never heard
or imagined such a one as this fellow makes. He's a consumptive out
in Arizona, and evidently doesn't expect to live much longer. Listen to
this:
" 'Dear Mr. Blank—I've read the
first chapters of your serial story in
Barker's Magazine. Can you send me
a manuscript copy of the whole
thing? Pardon this unusual request,
but I've got to see the finish of that
tale before I pass out.' "
* •   *
Rush Bronson, business manager for
Ed. Redmond, has pleasant memories
of Victoria. He was here fifteen years
ago with the Willard Lee Stock Company. He says that ever since then
he has cherished an ambition to open
a permanent family theatre in Victoria. Mr. Bronson married a Victoria <*irl and she, no doubt, is one of
the pleasant memories of the city.
By the way, Rush Bronson's parents
must have been gifted with prophetic
vision when they gave him that Christian name.
* *   *
The Pringle Comedy Company have
been playing to good business at the
Crystal during the week. The first
three days were devoted to the old
favorite "East Lynne" and the latter
part of the week to "A Foxy Tramp."
Both shows met with considerable appreciation. The company will open on
Monday with "Eccles Girls," which
will prove one of the best of the bills
yet offered. William Bradford, the
leading man, is quite a favorite, and
in Gertrude Perrie, the company has
a clever leading lady.
* *   » .
There has been big business at the
Savoy this week with Hewlette's
Merry Burlesquers, who have proved
a strong attraction. They will stay
here for another week at least. Of
the old favorites many remain to entertain the patrons of the house.
Viola Le Page, the pretty French
Canadian vocalist; the "electric"
Clark sisters, and Ralph Emerson,
who sings the "illustrated" songs,
are the top-liners. .
* .*   *
It is the intention of the Redmond
Company to play a long season in
Victoria, and when their present repertoire of plays has run out, another
stock company will take their place.
The stock company system is desirable for many reasons and the establishment of a permanent family
theatre for that business is a distinct
advance for Victoria in the theatrical
world.
* *  *
White Whittlesey has been presented by a Southern California admirer
with a sword worn upon the stage by
the famous David Garrick. It was
accompanied by documentary evidence
that thoroughly establishes its authenticity. The handle is ornamented
with jewels and the blade bears evidence of many spirited fencing encounters.
* *   *
The programme for the Redmond
next week is the grand old melodrama, "The Two Orphans" for
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
and the farcical comedy, "The Girl
From Albany," for the latter part of
the week. There will be matinees on
Wednesday and Thursday.
Marino certainlv was unfortunate
in his date here. In addition to the
usual counter attractions there was a
performance of "Samson" which
drew a big crowd of musical people,
and also there was the opening show
at the Redmond Theatre.
* *   *
Victoria theatre goers heard with
much regret of the death of Isador
Rush, who played here a little while
ago in "Glittering Gloria." She was
a clever and attractive actress. Her
death was due to heart failure while
bathing.
* •   •
. Belasco and Mayer have secured
Mansfield's most recent success, "Old
Heidleberg," for their San Francisco
and Los Angeles stock house.
clear-headed business men, who felt
the possibilities of the resort, and
saw how miserably they were being
abused. A city of over three millions
within less than an hour's ride! A
city waiting to be amused! Here was
opportunity fairly thrown at one's
head. There was just one drawback
—the place had a bad name. Before
anything could be done, that had to
be rectified. The only way to do
this was to introduce forms of amusement which would appeal essentially to the clean-minded, to the
great' middle class. Thus decencyi
became the watchword, and with as
much doubt as delight was the progress of the work watched.
—Pacific Monthly.
MAKING  DECENCY  PAY.
The Coney Island of a few years
ago will be remembered as a jumble
of old dilapidated shacks,) ijhrown
together in haste and negligence;
dirty little shops, smelling of sausage and sauerkraut; low-class saloons of every variety; vulgar dance
halls, reeking with thc odors of stale
beer and sweating humanity; a mass
of "fake" shows, with boisterous
"speilers"; a perfect bedlam of fakirs and tricksters the very quintessence of the low and vulgar. It so
happened that among the crowds that
thronged the pier  there  were  some
Fire, Life, Marine
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E
Losses settled with
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In the matter of the Application of
William Farrell for a Certificate
of Indefeasible Title to Subdivision Lots D and E of the Garbally Estate (Map 116) Victoria
District (now Victoria City).
Notice is hereby given that it is
my intention to issue a Certificate of
Indefeasible Title to the above land
to William Farrell on the 6th day of
February, 1905, unless, in the meantime, a valid   objection   thereto   be
made to me in writing by a person
claiming an estate or interest thereim
or in any part of it.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar-General.
Land Registry Office, Victoria, B.
C, 31st October, 1904.
YOU
can conic to our store and get the
best piano there is for the price.
It is one of these:
S1EINWAY,   NORDHEIMER,
HEINTZMAN & CO.,
EARN,
PALMER,
DOMINION.
Have it sent to your home, try
it for several weeks, and if it isn't
exactly right, return it and get
your money again. Tho reason
is that one or other of the pianos
we sell is sure to measure up to
your expectations. If it doesn't
we take nil risk. But there is no
risk to take—you are us certain of
satisfaction by purchasing from
us as the Provincial Government
is of its taxes,
M. W. Waitt & Co.
I.1MITBD.
44 Government St.
Farm to Rent
A nice farm of 250 acres, Hcuse, Barns,
Orchard, River, 25 acres cultivated, 25
acres cleared, on good road in Cowichan
Will rent With option to purchase.
Houses to rent and Insurance effected.
BEAUMONT BOGGS
4a   Fort Street Telephone 30
WALTERS. FRASER & CO.
LIMITED.
DEALERS   IN
GENERAL HARDWARE
Full line of
AMMUNITION FOR SPORTSMEN,
Granite and Tinware for Householders.
CALL AND GET PRICKS.
Wharf St. VICTORIA R.C,
Telephone 3.   P. O. Box 423.
LODGE REGISTER.
Woodmen ol the World.
Meets ist and 3rd Fridays.   Assessments arc
due and payable'„on the first day of the month.'
Members must notify clerk of change of occupation and location.'
Independent Forester*.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hall
A. O. U. W„ ist aud 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m.
Thos. I.e Meiseurier, Pin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec, 101 Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order ot Eaglet.
Victoria Aerie No. ta P. 0. E. meets every
Wednesday evening in Eagle Hall, Adelpbl
Block, at 8:30 p. m. Sojourn ug brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, w. President; Prank
LeRov w. Secretary.
Northern   i.lght. No.   S93S.
A. O. P.
Meets sr, and 4th Wednesday iu each month
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. P. Fullerton
Secretary.
Knights ot Pythias.
Par West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, cor
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at I
p.m.  Sojourning brothers are always welcome.
J.H. Peuketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.JtB.
Box M4.
Juvenile Ancient Order ot Foresters
Court No, 1 meets first Tuesday iu each month
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome, S. 1, Redgrave, President; E. A.
taken. Secretary.
Kennedy
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Cultivation from foundation to
Stage.
Address, 12 Caledonia Avenue
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CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Building Lois for Sale,
Houses Built on the
INSTALMENT PLAN.
Circulating Library
50 CENTS PER MONTH.
Victoria News Co.
86 YATES STREET.
The Lyric
Broad Street
Between Yates and Johnson
VICTORIA'S ORIGINAL HOME OP
Polite
Vaudeville
T A. Johnson, Pronr'»f,-r' id Mt i»g
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PROGRESS, SATURDAY,   NOV.   19, 1904
The Association match at Oak Bay
on Thursday between a team picked
from the Victoria United and Victoria West organizations and one
made up of soldiers and sailors proved an uncommonly close contest and
was most interesting for the spectators. The civilians won by three goals
to two, but there was little to choose
between the two teams and the result
was in doubt to the last moment. At
half time the score stood two to nil
in favor of the united services, but
the civilians improved vastly in the
second half and scored three times
without letting their opponents get
through once. It was a fast game.
Walter Lorimer, at centre half, did
splendid work and will be a great
acquisition tp the Victoria United
team with which it is understood that
he will play. Other players who distinguished themselves were Louis
York, Berkeley, Cowen and Coward
for the civilians, and for the services
Paley, Baxter and others. Finlai-
son, in goal, made one bad mistake
but retrieved it by a fine defence during the game. The goals for the service team were made by Baxter, of
the Navy, and Williams, of the Army.
Berkeley scored one of the goals for
the civilians, and the winning goal
was kicked by W. Lorimer on a long
shot. There were some narrow escapes on both sides. A return match
between these two teams would be an
interesting event.
| • *  *
The twenty-minute Association
football game between the old-time
players of Victoria and those of the
army and navy proved quite an attraction at Oak Bay on Thursday and
decidedly amusing to those who attended, although it must not be supposed that there was no good play in
the game. Some of the players had
not k-icked a ball for many years and
yet showed that they had not lost all
their pristine prowness. Messrs. Allen,
Bolten, McCann, Hooker and others
MA some good work. The civilians
proved too- clever for the service men
and turned them down to the tune of
two "oals to nil. Messrs. Allen and
McCann kicked the goals. Of course
there was great joy among the crowd
when one of the veterans bit the dust,
or rather turf. Mr. Hooker sent one
man down for the count.
The general meeting of the Victoria West Athletic Asociation was
held last Monday in the association's
hall. President W. R. Dickson presided and there were 45 members
present. The financial statement showed the substantial cash balance to the
'association's Credit of $3?.90, and
there are no outstanding debts. G.
L. Courtenay was elected lion,
.president; L. Tait, hon. vice-president; W. R. Dickson, president; C.
Fairall, vice-president; G. A. Cold-
well, Secretary, and Y. Jacobson,
treasurer.
Preliminary arrangements for the
basketball season were made at a
meeting of delegates of the city clubs
on Mondav. The clubs represented
were: J. B. A. A., by S. Porter; Victoria West, by W. Dickson and J.
Hancock; Y. M. C. A., by H. W.
Northcott; No. 5 Co.. Fifth Regiment,
by F. Jones; Fernwoods, by A. Gibson. A committee, consisting of W.
Dickson and F. Jones was appointed
to arrange for the season's matches,
and to report to another meeting of
delegates next Monday evening.
*  *  *
The Fernwood Young Men's Association has decided to add another
feature to their club rooms for the
convenience of their members. A
rending table will be established and
supplied with local papers and current magazines.- The following committee has been appointed to superintend the matter: H. Neelands (chairman), H. Jameson and A. Hendry.
The senior Association league game
to-day is between the Victoria United
and the Victoria West teams and
should prove a well contested match.
Play will commence at Oak Bay at 3
o'clock. The Victoria West men
mean to do their utmost to lower the
colors nf the United.
At the Caledonia Park on Thursday the junior Rugby team defeated
the intermediates by 17 points to nil!
The intermediates had some difficulty
in getting their team together.
LETTERS FROM THE DEAD
(Continued from page 2)
shall be no such in my life. And still
I think that tbe only enduring part
of love is friendship and companionship."
She often wrote of her piano studies, but not as she did from Vienna.
She grew more and more to think of
the people about her, to write of
them and the places she went, though
she stated she eared only for her ambition and what it might bring her.
She wrote that she neglected everybody and everything, but on November 7 we find her writing:
"Next matinee I am going to the
Odeon, where Tolstoi's 'Resurrection' is to be given. I have read the
book, but to see the play will be a
deep though sad enjoyment. It is a
profound psychological study. It is
the story of a pure and sweet young
girl's perversion through a young officer, who later sees the awful result
of his sin. He renounces all (his
family, his fiancee, his comfort) to
follow, in exile to Siberia, this poor
wretch—not because he loves her, but
because of his conscience and to do
his duty as he sees it. After many
discouragements, he saves her, spiritually. It is full of noble- sentiments,
and is said to be splendidly played."
One week later she wrote: .
"This last week I have made some
new laws for myself. One is not to
get up in the morning until I feel
like it. Another is to allow myself
some amusements. Until now I have
not allowed myself to go to the theatre or anywhere evenings, always
saving my strength for work, work,
work. I wore myself completely out,
and at last was unable to accomplish
anything. I felt stupid and distressed. As we say, 'AH work and
no play makes Jack a' dull boy.' I
am too intense and serious. Recently I have read 'Manon Lescaut' in
French. It is beautifully written,
but I think Abbe Prevost, the author, is wrong in thinking to reform
his readers by revealing the miseries
of vice. I think that preaching
against an evil never did any particular goods. I believe the way to reform people is by showing the beauty
of goodness," - ->•. ■■< ■..►,■..,
Mrs Gore's Last Letter.
The last letter from Mrs. Gore was
written November 11,  It read:
"This last week has been a very
dark one for me. It began by my
being horribly depressed—not personally, but for all mankind. All our
efforts, our endless striving, seemed
so petty and vain. I came to doubt
even the existence of a soul—an immortal spirit in man. Doubting that,
everything in life for me was worse
than useless. I spent two days in
a dreadful torment of doubt, until I
realized that my own salvation lay
in an absolute faith in our immortality. I went to the Louvre, and, little
by little, I found consolation before
the great and inspired paintings to
be found there. All my doubts (or
were they but shadows of doubts?)
flew away and lost themselves, as
mists in the light of the sunrise. All
this may seem extraordinary to you,
and quite foolish and unnatural, but
I can assure you it has been very real
and painful to me, and has, I feel,
marked an epoch in my life. It is
the first time I was ever so troubled.
How often I have cried for you! You
see, I  need  you, dearest.    Perhaps
independent and able to be with you
often.
"I have been feeling a little discouraged about my music, and I had
a talk with Moszkowski about it. He
is satisfied with me and encourages
me, but I am disappointed in myself
—physically and mentally. Physically I am not so strong as I supposed.
The piano work exhausts me, and often brings on that old pain in my
baek. Then I get big, dark rings
under my eyes, and feel utterly
weary of life. Mentally I lack in
concentration, and my nerves are not
steady enough.
"Oh, the great art of piano playing is so difficult that one who does
not study it (I do not mean ordinary
piano playing )can have no conception of what it means! It means an
absolute mastery of one's self. It
means broad thoughts, charity toward
all mankind, a firm faith in one's
own divinity, and all expressed with
absolute accuracy, and with the exquisite shadings one sees on the canvasses of the great old masters."
Two days after Mrs. Gore was shot,
and although an.explanation was accepted, her death still remains, in
the minds of many, a profound mystery.
COMPETITION
One of the objects of "Progress"
will be to stimulate interest in literary and artistic work, and contributions suitable for publication are invited and those accepted will be paid
for on publication.
In addition to this a number of
competitions will1 be held weekly and
a list of these is given below.
Competitors are requested to note
the following conditions:
1. Entries for all competitions will
close on the Wednesday of each,
week; any contributions to this department received later will be held
over until the next week..
2. All contributions must be original, that is, the work of the competitor and must not have been previously published.
3. Except when otherwise stipulated by the competitor, the Editor reserves the right to print some of the
unsuccessful contributions to this department without payment.
4. All contributions must be written either in ink or by typewriter on
one side of the paper only, and must
be accompanied by the contributors
name and address, not necessarily for
publication but as a guarantee of
good faith. As all work appearing in
"Progress" will be signed, those who
do not wish to have their names published must sign their contributions
with such pen-names or initials as
they desire printed.
If you are in want of a HIGH GRACE SCOTCH WHISKY
Be Sure You Get
BUCHANAN'S SPECIAL or
BUCHANAN'S BLACK AND WHITE.
Stevenson Macadam, the well known analyst, of London, certifies these whiskies
to be absolutely pure.
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS
Radiger & Janion, General Agents for British Columbia and the Yukon District.
Glover Hay For Cows.
We have just received something good.   Why not try some ?
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
TELEPHONE 413.
VERSE.
For the best set of original verses
on any subject, not exceeding
20 lines $1.50
SKETCH OR PHOTOGRAPH
For the best original sketch (suitable for reproduction in "Progress") or photograph, subject
to be of topical interest or humorous or having other interest
to the public $1,50
PROSE.
For the best original   anecdote,
literary sketch, story or essay,
not to exceed 400 words .... $1.50
Note.—Other competitions will be
announced later.   Any person sending in work as original which is not
so is liable to prosecution for fraud.
THE MONKEY'S REMARK.
On another page will be found among the advertisements a coupon for
this competition. The competitor
must cut out the coupon, fill in the
space left for that purpose with the
most appropriate remai-k he or she
inn think of, and mail to "Progress*
office so as to arrive on cr before
PALL AND WINTER SUITINGS,
Our finest stock of West ot England and Scotch and Irish Goods is
most complete, and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
Suits to Order $20 up.        Overcoats to Order $35 up.
Pants to Order $5 up.
SCH A PER & REID, Merchant Tailors   L
Cor. Broad and Trounce ave.,' opp. Colonist Office. T
LILLEV'S lee Oreant Soda
LIKED BY YOUNG
AND OLD.
Never fails to please.   That's what
makes our Ice Cream  Soda go.   And
it is fine.   Always pure,  wholesome,
delicious.    Prepared with  choicest of
fruit flavors, it is as nectar for the gods,
A glass of our soda when feeling heated
s a treat for the soul.   Try one and be
convinced.
105 Douglas Si.
Phone 850a    I
Windsor Restaurant
Government Street,
Almost opposite Post Office.
Business Men's Lunch
a Specialty.
Good Service at Popular Prices,
Meals at all hours.   Private Rooms
H.   A.   FREDERICK.
Mesdames Dickinson & Shut sop will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
Oct. ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3.30105 p m.
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, C9tillpn club.
Thursday. Social Night, 8.30to 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon,   children's piivate
your prediction of an utter collapse   Wednesday evening next.   The
The   senior     Association
standing is as follows.
P.   W.
Oarrisnn 5    3
Victorin United.. 4    1
Victoria West  ..4     0
league
D. Pts
1 7
1 3
0     0
for me from overwork came true.
'' Mexican money keeps going lower
and lower. A dollar is now worth
only 2 francs, instead of 5, as it
should be. My living, lessons,piano
rent, car fare, and et e'eteras—including what little recreation I feel
I must have—take my entire income.
I have had nothing new by way of
clothes since I was in Vienna. However, I am satisfied. I believe the
expression in one's face and what
one has in one's head is of more importance than anything else. But I
often feel, dearest, that after 0 few
months of hard work, lessons, and
concerts, it will he the best and wisest
thin? for you and for me that T
return to Mexico to remain. I cnnld
then administer my own propertv,
and. living at small expense, he quite
petitcr sending in the n-ost nppit>
priate and inaenious "remark" by
the Monkey will receive $2. The decision will be made without any reference to the political color of the
remark. Those who do not quite understand the idea, will find two remarks
by the Monkey among the "Stories
of the Streets" in another column.
The remark should be in the form of
some popular saying, but this may be
twisted to suit -the competitor. ' Remember that the first thing you think
of. others probably will think of also,
which might spoil its chances of success. Any competitor may send in as
many replies as he or she pleases, but
only one on each coupon.
'.Siii^nq am op sotpuj ai]} pun 'soipuj
auj    n« A'q    puo!i sj  ,(ssa.i8o.TcT„
Saturday afternoon, general class 2.15
Private Lessons Given.
PHONE B81
Established 1868.
A. W.Wdgman,
Real Estate, Financial ana
Insurance Agent
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Go
Ltd., of London, England.
London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St
THOS. D. 5EDGER
ARCHITECT
Room 21, Five Sisters' Block, Victoria
Belasco, Mayer and Price give employment to more players than any 1
other Pacific Coast management has \
ever done. There are one hundred j
and fifty-three actors on the salary
lists, exclusive of the working forces
in their San Francisco and Los Angeles stock houses. They have Florence Roberts and White Whittlesey
on tour, and employ six high class
salaried leading men: John Craig,
Joseph Galbraith, Hershel Mayall,
Melbourne MacDowell, John Sainpo-
lis and Lucius Henderson. Their leading women are Lillian Lawrence,
Amelia Gardner, Eugenie Thais Law-
ton and Ethel Clifton. The year's
disbursements for salaries of actors,
agents and house employees, amount
to over half a million dollars. And
it is the only management in America
which makes a custom of paying salaries the day before they fall due.
WE SELL
FIR E
INSURANCE
HEISTERMAN & CO.
78 GOVERNMENT ST.
Established 1895
The George Carter Co., Ltd
VICTORIA, B.C.
Oriental Importers and Exporters
Specialists on Tea, Camphor, Jute, Silk, Curios
Etc. Merchandise Bro'-erage transacted with
all parts of the world, Private cable codes to
all points.

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