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Modern 7-roomed Dwelling,
corner lot, good locality, brick
and stone foundation.   $2,800.
B.G. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
Maryland Casualty Co
Policies  issued   at lowest rates
covering Personal Accident, Disability, Health, Elevator Boiler, and all Liability.
R. P. RITHET*CO. Ld.Victoria, I.C.
Vol.1.   No
Price 6 Cents.
It's the cool light!
It's the steady light!
It's the only safe light!
It's the modern light!
It's the economical light!
*  It's the convenient light!
It's the only light with all the advantages and none of the disadvantages
Electric Light
The ONLY light for office, store or home
%?&££&* British Columbia Electric Railway Co, Ld.
Oregon Apricots *;a°° f
OIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers |
Opening the
New Bridge
Important Provincial Celebration
at New Westminster This
i^o acres>ith'buildlngs $3,000
or offer
A. WILLIAMS & CO., Limited
Conveyancers and Notaries Public.
. 3,500
.20,000 '
. 1,100
. 7,000
'. 5,000
. 4-500
A large aud enthusiastically loyal
British Columbia crowd left by the
regular and special Mainland steamers this morning to witness aud participate in the imposing ceremonies
incident to the formal opening at 1:30
to-day of the Trans-Fraser bridge at
New Westminster—the largest and
most costly structiue of the kind in
Western Canada. His Honor, the
Lieutenant-Governor, upon whom devolves the pleasure of formally declaring the new bridge open to traffic, left with a private party of some
thirty friends, by a special car placed
at his disposal by the Victoria & Terminal Railway Co., leaving here at 7
a.m. This vice-regal party will join
the Premier and members of the Cabinet in the Royal City, and the formal
opening will be at 1:30 when His
Honor will cross the bridge by the
railway in his private car, afterwards
re-crossing by the driveway iu his
carriage, and pausing mid-way to declare the bridge open. Then will follow the great procession of river
craft, the official luncheon, and the
Indian races and other aquatic sports
in the afternoon, the evening being
reserved for a torchlight parade of
boats and pyrotechnical displav on
the waterfront.
{Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.
Owners and operators oi following Salmon Canneries—
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River, Inverness, Skeena River.
Home Manufacture.
BRA6KMAN & KER M. CO.. Limited.
T. ELFORD, Manager
W. MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162. P. 0. Box 298.
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co., Ld.
Mills at Shawnigan Lake.
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. C.
— Manufacturer! ot -
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles,   Mouldings,   Etc.,   of The  Best Quality.
easoned and Kiln Dried Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
Typewriting and
High-Olass Work of all Descriptions at
Progress Office, 85 Fort St., Phone 697
Contractor and Builder.
Estimates furnished for
all classes of work.
Temporary office, Carnegie Library Bl'g,
Yates St., Victoria.
Ileal Estate & Financial Agent
Agent British America Assurance Co.
for Vancouver Island.
Money to loan.
Estates managed.
—Will Go To St. Louis:
As urged in a late issue of this
paper the City Council has reconsidered its former decision and passed a
grant of $250 to enable the Band of
the Fifth Regt. C. A. to make the
contemplated tour to St. Louis. This
is the course which public opinion
will approve and strange to say the
president and one of the directors of
the Tourist Association appear to be
the only directly interested men who
have expressed disannroval of the
trip as a civic advertising feature;
while the secretary of the Association
has lent it neither encouragement nor
P. 0, Box 428.
Phone 56
The Very Latest:
Campers along Victoria Arm have
a new campaign cry that is both amusing and original. It is the joint
property of two camps at a little
distance apart, the first sounding the
preliminary, and the second answering in echo fashion. For example,
upon a rowboat being reported passing Camp No. 1, the campers thereat
will joyously shout:
"Good morning"—and from the
Camp No. 2 will come the echo and
completion, "Glory!"
Or it may be afternoon, and the
cry will be:
"Good afternoon—tea!"
Or "Good day-go!"
Or even "Good night—shirt!"
—A Work of Art:
The invitations and souvenir programmes issued by the Government in
connection with the opening of the
trans-Fraser bridge today, may be
rightly described as quite the handsomest example of art printing which
British Columbia has yet produced.
They are in themselves a striking and
beautiful advertisement of the pro-
ficiencv of provincial craftsmen! the
presswork in charge of Mr. W. H.
Clarke of the Government Printing
Bureau showing that gentleman to be
more than an expert mechanic—an
artist in his specialty. And the
entire work of beauty is of home production, the half tone cuts being from
the B. C. Photo-Engraving Co. of this
Random Reflections
AND SO Victoria is to have Patience now.
* •   *
THE deer season is on in the neighbor states. The dear season here, is
all the time.
* •   •
THE Mad Mullah seems very like
our own Sam Hughes in his constitutionally belligerent 'temperafrueiijtf
* *   •
IF THE packers' strike kept up,
beef promised to go almost as high
as when "the cow jumped over" etc.
* *   *
JUST fancy the ice man of Seattle
getting so hot about their wages as
to strike!
* •   •
THE Chicago packers have conclude their midsummer holiday and
are at work again.
* »   •
ALL Victoria's Native Sons with
the exception of a few across the harbor, will celebrate at Shawnigan next
* •   * ""'
ISN'T it just a trifle paradoxical
that a man by the name of Swallow
should be the Prohibitionist nominee
for president?
IT IS up to the C. P. B. to consider now whether the water is of
sufficient depth for the Empresses to
enter Vancouver harbor with safety.
ROBERT GRAY discovers that he
had money in the Government Savings Bank for the past seven years.
»   *   »
JUDGING from the way the Japanese are attacking the passes, they
must be members of the Interstate
Railway Association.
* *    •
THE Dawson people expect a very
dry season. Thirty-five of their saloons have been closed by order of
the Commissioners.
• *    .
AFTER having defeated the Russians on sea and land, the war correspondents are retiring in good
«    »    •
FREE interpretation of a recent
legal decision would seem to be:
Striking is quite within the law, but
when you strike you mustn't hit anyone.
* •    »
THE Fifth Regiment band has got
its grant from the city,, as the Colonist says, largely through the efforts
of the local press i. e. "Progress."
•  •  •
TOO bad Fitzsimmons hadn't
heard of the fate of the man who
took the hive of bees, before it entered his head to appropriate that
cub lion.
t   »   *
THE Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works was in Vancouver for the
Glorious Twelfth, but took no part
in  the celebration.    His name was
against him.
• •   •
A BAD man has been arrested up
the line for passing Confederate
States bills on unsuspecting bartenders of Fernie and Michel. It was
the general impression that only innocent Vancouverites took that particular brand of "money" now.
§   •   •
THE power of the press is a wonderful thing. If you don't believe it
just look at the Colonist and Times'
lists of the guests at a recent fashionable wedding, and see how resurrections, reconciliations and hitherto undreamed of matrimonial unions have
been broutrht about with a few
strokes of the reportorial typewriter.
Seattle Is
Wide Awake
Anxious to "Enlarge Its Influence" to Embrace B. C.
Oil Lands.
The Seattle Times concludes a long
article on the coal, iron and petroleum
resources of South-eastern British
Columbia with particular reference to
tbe Flathead Valley, which has just
been opened up, as follows:
"With a combination of such
staples iu fuel aud ore, as iron, oil
and coal to work upon, the future of
the district is assured.
"A number of Spokane and Seattle
people have been working in the
northern portion of the district and
a large number of claims have been
located iu both the northern and
southern sections, but it is in the latter that the best opportunities are
now offering.
"It will be seen that close within
the influence of Seattle there exists
boundless opportunties for the future.
It is open to the people of Seattle to
give a spur to the movement that will
bring under its direct influence this
area of coal and iron.
"The necessity for manufactures is
felt here to-day, and with the absorption by Seattle or any other city of
the Pacific Coast of these lands, the
future is assured, many say. Without the outlet by consumption
through the process of manufacture,
Seattle, Tacoma and many other
cities must eventually remain mere
distributing points, while the cities
that take hold with energy and persistence, the transforming work will
eventually become the centres of
population, it is argued."
If these resources are within the
influence of Seattle they are equally
within the influence of Victoria, and
Victoria is not so slow. A reference
to our advertising columns this week
will show that Victoria capital is
already interested in the "absorption" and development of some of
these lands. The pioneer company in
this field is a company with its head
office in Victoria and not in Seattle.
At the same time this attitude of
the Seattle papers shows that the
Seattle people are alive to the industrial importance of this new territory and are not going to sleep over
getting the control of as much of it
as they can. " *
However, Canada has awakened to
her opportunities quite considerably
in the last year or two. The first
company to secure a gushing oil well
in this field is a Canadian company
managed and controlled on this side
of the line. And the first company
to enter the British Columbian portion of the field is a British Columbia company. With their great energy and enterprise the cities of
Spokane and Seattle will undoubtedly
get some of these resources, and the
qualities of their citizens will be
most useful in assisting their rapid
development. But they should not
get it all if our own people are alive
to the situation.
As applied to the gain in net amount of insurance in force in Canada
for the five vears ending 31st December, 1903, The Mutual Life of Canada still maintntins its position at
the head of nil its competitors among
Canadian Life companies as shown
by the Government reports. This old
reliable home company has well earned the title of "Canada's favorite
company." It will pay you to examine our rates nnd plans before insuring elsewhere. R. L. Drury, Manager,
34 Broad street.
Semi-Ready Business Change Sale.  Bargains for This Week.
CTQAU! UATQ Half Price   4.0 FLANNEL AND BLACK SUITS (balance of stock) Half Price.   100 Boys' 2-Piece Suits, sizes 22 to 20, Half Price.   All Men's  and Boys'  Suits
dI HAW MM 10 • Raincoats, Overcoats and Pants 20 PER CENT or 1-5 OFF FOR CASH.
Weddings of
the Week
Marriage of Mr. L. A. Genge and
Miss Rithet a Brilliant  One
—Denison- Walbran.
The marriage of Miss Gertrude
Alice Rithet, only daughter of Mr.
.vndMrs Robert Patterson Rithet of
•'Hollybank", Victoria, to Mr. Lawrence Arthur Genge, late of H. M's.
Naval Dockyard staff at Esquimalt,
which the Ven. Archdeacon Scriven
.-solemnized at the Cathedral on Satur-
lay evening last, proved as prede-
aated, one of the smartest and most
brilliant social events of the season,
the incidents of the charming hymeneal celebration from first to last being
prettilv picturesque. The wedding
was at nine, by which hour the Cath
edral was crowded to the doors with
fashionable friends who prior to the
arrival of the wedding party employed the time in appreciative inspection of the very effective floral decoration of the sacred edifice—which cer
tainly was well worthy of such attention. For the church decorations the
artistic temperaments and deft fin
gers of Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir and the
Misses Loewen .were responsible,
a refreshing color scheme in white
and vivid green being very effectively
and harmoniously worked out. Three
arches forming the chancel, were a
maze of variagated ivy, a basket of
ferns and Canterbury Bells pendant
from the centre, under which the
principals in the marriage ceremony,
upon arrival, took their places. On
sither side was a profusion of palms,
ferns, roses and Canterbury Bells,
interlaced with white ribbon; the altar having its separate and effective
adornment in June lilies.
The bridal party entered to the
majestic strains of Wagner's "Tann-
'leuser" march, Dr. Herman Robertson officiating at the organ throughout the service. The bride entered
upon the arm of her father, by whom
she was given away; while by adoption of a pretty custom for which our
Vmerican cousins are to be thanked,
ihe maid-of-honor (Miss Dunsmuir)
and the bridesmaids (Miss Velda
Wason of Cleveland, 0., and Miss
loberts of Seattle) were escorted to
ihe altar by the ushers—Mr. Edward
Gunn of San Francisco and Professor
Milnor Roberts of Seattle. Mr. J. A.
Rithet attended his friend the groom.
The bride's gown was of white
flrepe de chine, ornately trimmed with
Duchesse lace and with regulation
train, veil, and erown of orange blossoms from California, the bride's native state. Her bouquet was of bride's
roses, and her only ornaments a
"Broke" pearl pendant (the gift of
he groom) and a handsome diamond
iltar (her mother's remembrance),
"laid-of-honor and bridesmaids wore
lainty gowns of olden time quaint-
'ess, in Nile green with chiffon fichus
if white trimmed with Maltese lace,
"nd picturesque poke bonnets with
ong chiffon streamers crossed at the
'jack and loosely tied at the right side
-vith large bows and long ends. Each
"arried roses—Miss Dunsmuir,pink
Vmerican Beauties; Miss Wason and
Miss Roberts, blossoms of white—not
In bouquet arrangement, but long-
stemmed floral jewels held looselv in
(he hand.
During the ceremony Dr. Robert-
on played the bridal ' chorus   from
"Lohengrin", and as the party left
the Cathedral, the magnificient wedding march of Mendelssohn, the
chimes also ringing out a merry benediction under the skillful manipulation of Mr. T. E. Pooley.
After the church ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Genge received the congratulations and good wishes of their
friends at "Hollybank", Mr. Rithet's Victoria residence, which was
smartly decorated with a multitude
of midsummer roses, white and green
again giving the key-note to the color
scheme, and the grounds also being
—when the rain kindly permitted—a
blaze of vari-colored light. Bride and
groom received in the drawing room
beneath an arch of roses and smilax,
while here and elsewhere within
doors, palms, ferns and roses were
employed in floral decorations to excellent effect. After the time-hion|ored
toasts and acknowledgments of such
occasions, and the cutting of the
bride's cake—which was of pagoda
form, a veritable triumph of the confectioner's art of which Mrs. Clay,
the caterer, might well be proud—the
bride re-appeared in her travelling
costume of dark blue cheviot, with
touches of stem-green velvet, brass
buttons, and vest of white, the travelling hat being a Napoleon, of straw,
with a large green wing. Mrs. Rithet wore at the church and reception a
handsome sown of pearl grey crepe
Lieut. Rose, R.N. and Dr. Scribner
R.N., silver salt cellars; Mrs. Duncan
MacTavish, ink pot; Mr. Sawers, San
Francisco, loving cup; Mr. and Mrs.
Mullins,   SanFrancisco, cutglass dish;
Miss   George, Cleveland, centrepiece
and doylies; Hon. J.  S. Helmcken,
cut glass vase; Mr. and Mrs. Laing,
silver frame;  Miss Mitchell, 'Montreal, paper knife:  Judge  and Mrs.
Spinks, Vernon, silver peppers and
salts;  Miss  Bisho-   San  Francisco,
bead purse; Miss Roberts and Professor Mirnor Roberts, Seattle, oyster
forks;   Mr.   and  Mrs.  Brotherhood,,
Montreal, cut glass bowl; Mr. Froe-
lich, San Francisco, clock; Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Bruce,  San Francisco,
silver coffee set;   Miss   Eva   Weir,
Montreal, silver bonbon dish; Captain Elliott R. E.,   silver   cup   and
spoon (dated 1740); Mrs. Dunsmuir,
Royal Worcester vase; Captain and
Mrs.  Biinburv.  old  snuff box;  Mr.
Edward  Gunn,  San  Francisco,  fish
servers;   Miss  Evelyn  Brotherhood,
Montreal,  knives  and  carvers;  Mr.
and Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir, silver salt
cellars;  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Allan Kirk,
centrepiece;  Mrs.    Milnor   Roberts,
Seattle, berry spoon; Mr. and Mrs. E.
Temple, handkerchief case; Mr. and
Mrs. R. E. Jackson, pair vases; Col.,
Mrs. and Miss Prior, vase; staff of
R, P. Rithet & Co. Ltd., cut glass
bowl, Mr.  and  Mrs.  Burton,  silver
de chine trimmed with old Brussels, ^noon.li«*5 Lwn   HandyRJE. and
her ornaments being diamonds. Lieut. Hood R.E,svei powder puff
Other especiallv smart items in the Ml\ «"* Ml^   GllIesP'e'Js™-,"?tal
bridal trousseau are a black and a blue clock! Mrs. Harvey and Mr R Ha-
ii      „ •       ....    n„A  o „„,.„ vev. coffee cups   Mr. and Mrs. Her-
spang ed evening gown   and^a vmy    J i> > sco, silver bon-
modish reception dress in green crepe "     ...    L    , .   „   ,    '„.,,„
de chine.    The groom's |ift to the bo" dish; Captain Popham, R.A.M.C,
bride was    a   handsome    "Broke" ^lTOr. ber™ W ^ M.d Mr?j C"
/j\.„oi ,„„t.„,.\ ,™,.i ™„An„t    t„ fi,~ Morrison Wood, San Francisco, silver
(fresh water) pearl pendant.   To the dp„anter. ,Mi    Brotherhood and Miss
maid-of-honor he gave a pretty wish- ^ w i n Ti    i  Tm   t     l    f.
i •      -ii    • i».      (.,.   „,a ti„„i.„ Mabel Brotherhood, Montreal, syrup
bone pin with violet centre and Broke .      ,,        , ,,     V> t> ir    \      {
nearls-  to the bridesmaids   new art   '1U8'; Mr- and Mrs> D> R> Ker' travel_
peails, to the bnclesmaias, new ait  j.       ]ock   M    R  j  R j
brooches  with  green enamel  leaves      b .   ,    ',   ,, . , ,1     t>i    j
and fresh  water nearls ■  to the best I 'raneb bowl; U^01 and MrS> Bland>
and tiesli watei peails, to tne best    n ff M        d M
man, a gold nugget fob" and to the I n]   , ,v  ■        .        ■,.       ,
iishers  nnW sttk-nins Clapham,  centrepiece mirror; Mr. and
usneis, nugget stiCK-pins. ^      ™- ...   -iit:i        v„„ .  Mr      a
Shortly after midn ght   Mr.   and  §*' ni;l 1 . i\   f '      a
■•r       n''       iii *    iu •    Mrs. Oliver, chocolate cups and sail-
Mrs.   Genge took   leave   of   their  cel.S; Mr. Mrs. and the Misses Kitto,
friends amid showers   of   symbolical   vaS(j   Mr      d Mrg y g   F     [
nee, confetti and good wishes, for ^ ^ f H ^ ^
their honeymoon, which is being spent Gelst'horDe silver bl.ush.' Migs Wason
at the Kynaston Farm, Saanich Road ™S Vd&aZ CtevXidT
Upon their return about August 1st S^^S^«SSSto|
hey will take up their residence in Mr. Alexis Martin, silver butter knife
then- new home on Vancouver and M d Mrg James Dunsmuir, siivei.
Humboldt streets, where Mrs. Genge   £fl gl d       ^     Mr    &nd
will be At Home to her friends  on  Ml.gs g d      JJohnson)   Greenwood,
Tuesday afternoons. , silver c'rumb tray. ^ Faugch ^
A Glunpse At The Presents , Kerpezdron, filagree silver scent bot-
The wedding presents, which were ties; Mrs. J. D. Pemberton, silver
displayed in the reception room on frame: Messrs. Challoner & Mitchell,
one long centre-table and several French silver bread tray; Mr. A. K.
smaller tables, and which quite filled Munro, set Shakespeare; Miss Irving,
the apartment, comprised a selection Miss Genevieve Irving, and Mr. Will
made with marked taste, of beautiful Irving, fountain pen; Dr. and Mrs.
silver and art china, bric-a-brac,' Home travelling clock; Miss Wood-
bronzes, historic old silver, etc. Mr. ward, picture; Miss Victoria Wilson,
Rithet's present to his daughter was ' screen; Mr. and Mrs. Pooley, pic-
a complete silver cutlery set—knives, tures; Mrs. Monk, oil painting; Mr.
forks, spoons, etc.—a dozen of each T. E. Pooley, cut glass water carafe;
article and size, there being upwards Mrs. W. Ralph Higgins, silver sugar
of two hundred pieces in the service, tongs; Mr. J. Lawson Jr., silver berry
Other gifts received by the bride as' spoon; Mrs. Robert Beaven, silver
souvenirs of her wedding day includ- j bonbon dish,; Mrs. McCallum, siivei
ed the following, to which are yet to perfume bottles; Captain and Mi's,
be added many gifts now on their John Irving, cut class berry bowl;
way to Victoria from the Old Country J Mr. K. V. Munro, pair cut glass
Eastern Canada, California, Hawaii, vases; Mr. and Mrs. E. Crow Baker,
and the Continent: Mr. Hutchinson, cut glass and silver berry bowl; Lt.
San Francisco, silver berry spoon; Col. and Mrs. Arthur W. Jones,
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0'B. Gunn, SanFran brass candlesticks; Mr. and Mrs. J.
cisco, candle set; Mr. A. T. and Miss H. Lawson, glass and silver vases;
Muriel Goward, coffee   cups;    Miss | Mrs. Loewen, cut glass bonbon dish;
Mr. and Miss O'Reilly, silver mounted mirror; Mr. and Mrs. James C.
Genge, Surrev. Eng., cheque; Mr. and
Mrs. Alex. Munro, cheque; Mr. and
Mrs. Charles E. Genge> cheque;
Dr. George Duncan, clock; Mr. and
Philpot, Vancouver, sugar bowl; Mrs,
Cronyn, tea pot; Mr. Thomas Binnev.
pounded silver fish servers; Miss
Dunsmuir, gold heart; Mr. Albert
JTflufnrd', silver tea pot; Dr. Aldisnn,
H.M.S. Flora, silver   bonbon   dish;
Army and Navy
Clothing Store
For Coming Week
Commencing This Morning
Hen's Heavy Leather    Special     ~ - n
Slippers,   regular   0r        .     ICC
price 75c Bargain o O v
Men's good strong Special     <t ¥    I- *\
Pants, Halifax DK Til    Cf|
Tweed R^"'"- p**» Bargain *k* •0^/
Men's silk finished black Qnprifll i
Balbriggan    Underwear, ^Fcc,a;     ^ ^iT
Regular price 75c Bargain O J 2V
New Flannelette Top     Qnprial      _
Shirts, regular Z>P^ld      ^ g-£
price, 6Sc Bargain ^O^
Get that habit and trade at the
Armyan   Navy Clothing Store
117 Government Street
J. LANCASTER, Proprietor
TN    MIRRRN  A  CO    Carry the largest as
.   II.   IIIDUL.I1  « V,V.  sortraentin thecityo
Souvenir View Books and Post Cards
A New Illustrated VIEW BOOK OF VICTORIA Just Issued
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Special Sale Saturday
of Muslins, Ginghams, Sateens, worth
up to 50c yard J
SATURDAY   .    .     IOC YU.
Bl ygh's
Bankrupt Sale
Corner Fort and Douglas Streets
Balmoral Block
Monday's Specials
25 Dress Skirts, worth up to $10.00
each, on sale Monday * ._
morning at ^'3'4,5
5 Papers Good Pins     5c
2 Fancy Hat Pins    5c
2 White Handkerchiefs    5c
1 Pair 25c. Side Combs     5c
2 White Linen Collars     5c
2 Skeins Wool     5c
1 Bunch 25c Flowers     5c
1 Pair Cashmere Hose   20c
1 Pair $2.00 D. & H. Corsets... .95c
1 Chatelaine Purse   , 40c
1 Pair 50c Silk Gloves  20c
1 Silk Necktie   15c
1 Bunch 75c Foliage   25c
$1.00 Print Blouses 25c
$3.25 Organdie Blouses (white) $1.65
$1.75 White and Colored Blouses. 95c
$1.00vMen's Colored Shirts .... 50c
85c Men's Negligee Shirts  45c
14 Hats worth to $6.00 for 45c
$1.75 White Underskirts 75c.
$2.00 Golf Coats, clearing at .. 95c
25c Undervests clearing at ...12V2c
$2.50 Skirts in Black & Grey at $1.50
$1.75 Wrappers going at 70c
$10.00  Dust and   Shower-proof
Coats $4.95
$10.00 Summer Costumes for . .$2.15
Special Sale Saturday
Of Neck Ribbons and Embroidery,
worth 40c yard j
SATURDAY    .    .     5C VU.
Bankrupt Sale
Corner Fort and Douglas Streets
Balmoral Block
Watch Our Windows for Snaps
flonday's Specials
CO New Fall Furs, 2 yds long, '8 tails, in
black and colors, worth (fc _      _     •
$10.00 each, MONDAY «|)2.95 ^fl
<*****£> PROGRESS, SATURDAY JULY  23,1904
Mrs. R. H. Pooley, vase; Messrs G.
Phillips, ,B. Paee and A. F. Welby
Solomon, folding opera glasses (a
gift to the groom) 5 Hon. A. W. Vowell, cut glass berry dish; Mrs. I. W.
Powell, silver purse; Mr. Harry
Scott, silver cake server; the Misses
Newcombe, silver buckles; Mrs. and
the Misses Flumerfelt, silver bonbon
dish; Mrs. Henry Croft, silver slipper; Mr. and Mrs. Murray, French
art gold and fresh water pearl brooch;
„ Admiral Brand, silver salts and peppers; the Misses Cora and Violet
Powel, silver flilagree scent bottles;
Mr. and Mrs. Harding, set hand-
painted blouse buttons; Miss Boswell,
cut jrlass scent bottles; Mrs. Rithet
(to Mr. Genge), oak and cut glass
writing tray; Dr. and Mrs. Mac-
Eachran, silver marmalade jar; Mr.
J. A, Rithet, silver filagree port decanter; Mr., Mrs. and Miss Mara,
cut glass whiskey decanter; Mr. and
Mrs. D. M. Eberts, cut glass brandy
decanter; Miss Vernon, silver frame;
Mrs. and Dr. Herman Robertson, jardinieres; Miss Renny and the Misses
Angus, cut glass vase; Lieut. Whyte,
R. A., case of silver and mother-of-
pearl fish knives and forks; Mrs.
Vernon (to Mr. Genge), hand-crocheted waistcoat; Mi's. Vernon,
drawn-work tablecloth; Mr. Vernon,
1 handsome pottery lawn vase; Lieut.
White R. A., card case; Mrs. Roper,
silk umbrella, gun-metal handle.
The Wedding Company.
Among those attending the reception to present congratulations and
felicitations to Mr. and Mrs. Genge
were very many from considerable
distances. San Francisco,, Honolulu,
Montreal and the Old Country being
almost as numerously represented in
the wedding company as Victoria.
The invited were: Major and Mrs.
Bland; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crow
Baker; Mr. Binney, San Francisco;
Mr. and Mrs. Brotherhood, Miss
Brotherhood, Miss E. Brotherhood
and Mr. Roland Brotherhood, Montreal; Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Barnard;
Mr. and Mrs. Benneker, Frankfort-
on-Rhine; Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Bruce, San Francisco; Mr., Mrs. and
Miss Bishop, San Francisco; Mr. and
Mrs. James Angus and   the   Misses
I Angus; Mr. Forrest Angus and the
Misses Angus; Miss Benny; Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander, Santa Barbara; Miss
Anthony Harvey, Berkeley; Professor
Allardice, Stanford University; Mrs.
James Armstrong, Liverpool; Frau
Wakers Kreis-aeschbacher, Lucerne,
Switzerland; Major and Mrs. Audain; Mr. and Mrs. James R. Anderson; Mr. Leo Bohm, Berlin; Admiral
and Mrs. Bickford, Captain Bickford
B. A., Miss Bickford, and Lieut.
Bickford, R.N.; Miss C. Bender, San
Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beaven; Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Beaven; Mrs.
Brayton, Oakland; Mr. J. Guthrie
Backus. London, Ene1.; Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Burton; Captain and Mrs.
Bunbury; Miss Boswell; Miss Bell;
Mrs. Blaiklock; Mr. H. Blackmail,.
San Francisco; Count and Countess
Vonzi and Count and Countess Sen-
ni, Italy; Lieut and Mrs. Bromley,
Miss Bromley, Mr. Maurice Bromley-
Wilson, and Mr. Chetwynd Bromley;
Mr. and Mrs. Faxton-Bishop, Honolulu; Mr. Walter C. Chaytor R. N.;
Dr. and Mrs. Clarke, San Francisco;
Mrs. Callaghan, Sa<i Francisco; • Mr.
and Mrs. Cronyn; Mrs. Cardew; Mr.
Temple Cornwall; Mrs. McCallum;
Mrs. Croft; Mr. and Mrs. A. D.
Crease ;Mrs. and the Misses Clapham;
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook, Honolulu; Mr. and Mrs. James Dunsmuir;
Miss Dunsmuir; Mr. and Mrs. Robin
W. Dunsmuir; Captain and Mrs.
Davidson; Dr. and Miss Davie; Miss
Drake; Mr. B. H. T. Drake; Mrs. De
Greyer, San Francisco; Dr. Deeks,
Montreal; Mrs. Dunsmuir; Dr. George Duncan; Miss Devens; Captain
Elliott, Eng.; Mrs. George Elliott,
Prescott, Ont.; Miss Eberts; Dr. and
Mrs. MacEachran, Montreal; Mr. and
Mrs. D. W. Earl, SanFrancisco; Mr.
and Mrs. D. M. Eberts; Miss Fairiey,
Montreal; Miss Fair, Greenwood;
Mr., Mrs. and Miss Foster; Mr. and
Mrs. James Flemming, Scotland; Mr.
C. Froelich, San Francisco; Mr., Mrs.
and the Misses Flumerfelt; Dr. and
Mrs. Fas-an; Mrs. Freeman; Dr.
Flint, Richfield, Conn.; Miss George,
t Cleveland. 0.; Mr.   Allan   Gruiidv,
Bermuda;  Mr. and Mrs. J. O'B. Gunn,
' Mr. Edward Gunn and Mr. George
Gunn,    San Francisco;    Miss   Kate
Gunn, Hamilton; Miss Goward. Mr.
A. T. Goward; Mrs. Gardiner, Mont-
l real: Mr. and Mrs. Gillesnie; Mr. and
I Mrs. Gould, Hamilton; Mr., Mrs. and
1 the Misses Genge, Surrey, Eng.; Sir
Henry and Lady Geary and the Misses Gearv: Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich:  Mrs.  Gaudin   and  the  Misses
Gaudin; Mr. Gillesthrope;  Mr.  and
Mrs. Denis R. Harris: Mrs. W. Ralph
Higgins; Dr. Hall, Manila; Mr. and
Mrs. Hanford, Mr.    Bert   Hanford,
San Francisco; Mrs. and Mr. Charles
Hutchinson, San Francisco; Dr. Henderson. San Francisco; Mrs.Harrison
and Miss Olive Hamilton, Sausalito;
Miss  Jeanette  Hooper,   San  Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. Harding, Stratford; Miss   Harvey,   Mr.   Harvey;
Col. and Mrs. Holmes, Miss Holmes,
Mr. H. A. Holmes; Dr. and Mrs. Has-
ell and the Misses Green; Dr. and
Mrs. Home; Miss Richardson;   Mr.
and Mrs. J. Edward   Hill,   Boston,
Mass.; Mr. .C. Han-is, San Francisco;
Mr.   and   Mrs.   James   Hogg,   San
Francisco;   Captain and Mrs.   John
Irving; Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Johnson, Greenwood; Lt. Col. and Mrs. Arthur W. Jones; Mr. George Johnson;
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jackson; Mrs.
Janion; Hon. P. C. Jones andMiss
Jones, Honolulu; Mr. and Mrs. Kyn-
aston; Mr., Mrs. and Miss Keefer;
Mr. Mrs. and the Misses Kitto; Mr.
and Mrs. Kellum, San Francisco; Mr.
and Mrs. Keith, San Francisco; General kirchhoffer, London; Mile. Fau-
sch de Kerpezdron; Mr.    and   Mrs.
Kirk; Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Ker; Mrs.
and the Misses Loewen;    Mr.    and
Mrs. James Lawson;   Miss   Lawson,
Mr. J. H. Lawson Jr.; Mr. and Mrs.
P. S. Lampman; Mr. and Mrs. H.
Lund, San Francisco; Mr. A. Land-
voight^    Washington,    D.C.;    M&ss
Georeie Lacy,   Santa Barbara;   Mr.
and Mrs. Lightboiind, Toronto; Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Laing; Mrs. Little;
Hen- Carl Loewenberg;    Mr.    John
Lawson, San Francisco; Mr. Lewin;
Captain and Mrs. Macdonald, Woolwich, Eng.; Miss   Mackenzie;   Mrs.
MacTavish,  Mrs. G. A. MacTavish,
and , Miss  MacTavish;  Miss W.  B.
Mackenzie; Mrs McGregor,    Hamilton; Mrs. Danea; Hon. Senator and
Mrs. Macdonald,   Miss   Macdonald,
Lieut. D. Macdonald; Mr. and Mrs.
Fred. Macf arlane, Honolulu; Mr. and
Mrs.  Alexander  Munro;  Miss  Mitchell, Montreal; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Macon, Oakland;  Mrs. Eleanor
Martin, San Francisco; Mr. and/Mrs.
Mullins, San Francisco; Rev. A. Mul-
lineux, M.A., R.N.; Mr. A. K. Munro;
Mi-. K. V. Munro; Mr. Harry Mar-
key,  San Francisco; Mr., Mrs. and
Miss Mara; Mr. Alexis Martin; Mr.
and Miss Musgrave; Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Martin, San Francisco; Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Martin, San Francisco; Miss Moylan, Montreal;  Mr.
and Mrs. William Murray, Vancouver;- Dr.    and    the    Misses   Newcombe;   Mr.   and   Miss   O'Reilly;
Mr.   J.   O'Reilly;   Mr.   and   Mrs.
Oliver; Mr. S. O'Brien, San Francisco;  Mr.  J.  Hunting-ford  Pollen,
Col.; Mrs. and Miss Prior; Miss Pir-
ath, Frankfort-on-Rhine;   Dr.,   Mrs.
and the Misses Powell; Dr. Porter,
San Francisco; Miss Ph'ilpot, Vancouver; Mr. and Mrs. Pooley, Miss
Pooley, Mr. T. E. Pooley; Mr. and
Mrs.   R. H. Pooley;   Mrs   and   the
Misses Pemberton; Mr. Post, Cleveland, 0.;  Captain and Mrs. Parry;
Mr. and Mrs. Poff; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rithet, Miss   Rithet,    Mr. J.
Rithet, Scotland; Mrs. Roberts, Miss
Roberts, and Professor Milnor Roberts, Seattle; Mrs. Rocke Robertson,
Dr. Herman Robertson; Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Robertson; Mr. D. M. Rogers;
Mr.,   Mrs.  and   Miss Baynes-Reed;
Mrs.   Roper; Mr. and Mrs. George
Robertson, Honolulu; Mr. S. A. Rogers, M.P.P.,   Barkerville,    Cariboo;
Dr. and Mrs. Richter, San Francisco;
Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson, San Francisco; Mrs. Miss and Mr. F. Sutherland, Montreal; Mr. and Mrs. H. T.
Scott and Mr.   Harry   Scott,   San
Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R.
Smith; Mr. C. M. Schoonmaker, San
Francisco;   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Walter
Scott, San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs.
Scildt   and   Dr. Scildt, Frankfort-
on-Rhine;   Mrs.  Silingcriand,  Santa,
Barbara; Mr. C . G.   Sawers,   San
Francisco; Miss Sym, Montreal; the
Misses Stupp, Germany;  Col.  Spalding, Mr. R. Spalding, Mr. J. Spalding, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. A. Findlay Smith, Brussels; Judge and Mrs.
Spinks, Vernon; Hon. and Mrs. Richard Turiier,Miss Turner, Miss Eerie
Turner, and Mrs.J.A. Turner, Quebec,
Captain and Mrs E. Turner, Quebec;
Mr. and Mrs. E. Temple; Mrs., J. W.
Turner, London; Mr. E. D. Tenney,
Honolulu; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Vernon, Miss Vernon, Mr.    Forbes   G.
Vernon; Mr. and Mrs. Vesper, San
Francisco;   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Wason,
Miss Wason,    Miss    Velda   Wason,
Cleveland, 0.; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Weir, Miss Weir, Montreal; Mr. anil
Mrs. C. Morrison Woods, San Francisco; Lieut. Whye R.A., Hongkong;
Mr.  and   Mrs.  Keith  Wilson,  Miss
Wilson; Mr. Wan-en, Mr. B. Warren,
England;  Mr., Mrs. and  Miss Van
Wyck, San Francisco; Mr., Mrs. and
Miss Wnnham, Montreal; Miss Marie
Wells. San Francisco; Miss Woods,
San Francisco; Herr Ferdinand Vitt-
ne'r,   Frankfort-on-Rhine;   Mr.   and
Mrs. George Ward; Miss Woodward;
Mr., Mrs. and Miss Wake; Mr.. Char
les Wylly; Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Ward, London; Mr. and Mrs. Williamson, Liverpool;    and    Rev. Mr.
Worcester, San Francisco.
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At St. James' Church on Thursday
afternoon at 3 was solemnized the
marriage of Miss Ethel Walbran,
daughter of Captain and Mrs. John
T. Walbran of Dallas Road, and Mr
F. Napier Denison of the Meteorological Department, this* city. Rev. J.
H. S. Sweet, rector of St.James, officiated, assisted by the Rev. David Dun-
lop of Duncan. The bride, who_ was
given away by her father, wore a
white silk gown with shirred flounce
on the skirt and the bodice trimmed
with lace, her veil being surmounted
with a wreath of orange blossoms.
The bridal bouquet was a shower of
roses and ferns. Miss Florence Walbran, sister of the bride, and Miss
Beth Irving, daughter of Captain and
Mrs. John Irving, were each gowned
in white, the former wearing a pretty
white leghorn hat with chiffon trimmings while the latter wore a large
lace chapeau. They carried shower
bouquets of white and pink sweet
peas. White and pink carnations
were carried by the little flower girls,
the Misses Eva an<r Elsie Mess, who
were also gowned in white with muslin hats. The groom's gifts to the
bridesmaids were rings of emerald and
pearl, the flower girls receiving quaint
Maltese brooches. At the reception
held at the home of the bride's parnts
on Dallas Road Mr. and Mrs. Denison
received the hearty congratulations of
their friends, amongst whom were
His Honor the Lieut.-Governor Sir
Henri Joly de Lotbiniere, Captain
and Mrs. John Irving, the Misses Irving, Mr. and Mrs. Mess and the
Misses Mess. Mr. Freeman of Duncan supported the groom. Mr. and
Mrs. Denison are spending a three-
weeks' honeymoon at Banff, and upon
their return will take up their residence on Superior street.
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A very quiet church wedding was
celebrated at the Cathedral last Saturday morning at the early hour of
eight, the bride being Miss Roberta
Nason, daughter of the late Mr. I. B.
Nason ex-M.P.P. for Cariboo, and the
groom Mr. George Cameron Howell,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Howell of "Tichfield",Queen's Park, Sur
biton. England. Rev. W. Baugh Allan
officiated, the bride being given away
by her brother, Mr. S. Nason and
supported bv her sister, Miss Nason,
while Mr. Joseph Bridgman attended
the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Howell
were driven from the Cathedral direct to the E. & N. denot, whence they
took the train for Shawnigan, where
thev are spending the honeymoon at
Mrs. Bass' cottage. Upon their return to the city next week, they will
take up their residence on Elford St.
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Mr. William I. Osborn of Tacoma
and his bride (nee Miss Gertrude M.
Smith of Everett) spent their honey-
noon in Victoria this week. The
wedding was performed by Rev. Mr.
Gowen, at Trinity Parish church,
Seattle. The bride was attended by
Miss Dobler, of Tacoma, and H. F.
Blair, of Ellensburg, acted as best
man. J. H. Smith, of Everett, gave
the bride away. The bride was
gowned in a champagne satin foulard
and carried a bouquet of white carnations. After the ceremony an elaborate wedding breakfast was ser
ved at the Hotel Butler.
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Rev. Le Roy Dakin officiated a few
days since at the marriage of Mr.
Frederick G. Hitt of this city and
Miss Mary Young of Mounrath,
Queen's County, Ireland, which 'was
solemnized at the residence of Mr.
W. W.'Gabriel. The bride, who was
supported by Miss W. Eraser, and
given away by Mr. J. Bull, was gowned in white silk with veil and orange
blossoms, her bouquet being of white
roses and carnations. After tho
honeymoon in Portland, Mr. and Mrs.
Hitt will make their home on Spring
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Menton of
Chilliwack have been spending their
honeymoon in Victoria this week.
The bride was formerly Miss Flossie
Street. At the marriage, which Rev.
T. W. Hall solemnized, the bride was
attended by her friend, Miss Paterson, and the groom by Mr. Herbert
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The marriage of Mr. Clarence A.
Rush ton and Miss Alice Shearer of
Seattle was celebrated at the homo of
Mr. and Mrs. Rush ton hero on the
17th I"' Rev. Herman A. Carson of
the   First  Congregational  church.
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Between the sarcasm of the Times
and the efforts of the Colonist, to create political capital—both of which
things are legitimate enough in their
way—there is danger that the Victoria public may get hopelessly muddled over a very simple, if exceedingly important, business proposition.
The matter referred to is the construction of the new transcontinental
The Colonist's position is that the
Dominion Government is exceedingly
culpable in not providing a date when
construction shailbe begun at the
western terminus of the Grand Trunk
Pacific, and wants the public to believe that the omission is intended to
enable the company to compel the
province to give it a subsidy. The
Times answers its contemporary's
charges with chaff, which would be
amusing, if the matter dealt with
were not so serious.
The simple facts of the case appear
to be as follows:   The Dominion Government made the best contract it
could with the G. T. P. people, which
was for the completion of the line
from Winnipeg to the Coast in eight
years.   .We all know that there was
no little difficulty in getting the Grand
Trunk shareholders to agree to this.
They refused    to   agree to a contract   to   build   it   in   five   years.
It is not unreasonable to suggest that
if, coupled with this time limit there
had been provisions as to the time
and   place   of   commencement and
method of carrying on the work, the
shareholders might not have ratified
any agreement   The point of view
from which Sir Wilfrid Laurier and
" his colleagues approached the question was purely federal, which, it is
submitted, is the correet point of view,
for a federal ministry to take, and so
' that the construction of the new road
was secured within the time limit,
the Government was fully justified in
not exacting anything more, if by exacting it the successful carrying out
of its policy would have been imperilled.  It can easily be understood that
the promoters of   the   undertaking
might object to the fixing of any of
the details as to time, place and manner of construction, because such conditions would impose new obligations,
the full extent of which could not
be estimated in advance, and as the
responsibility     of      the      people
of   Canada  is   proportionate to the
cost, it follows that bv inserting such
conditions in the contract the public
would be pledged to an indefinite additional   responsibility.    What   the
company will now undertake to build
is a road, which while of the specific
standard of construction, will cost the
lowest sum compatible    with    such
work, and under such an arrangement
the responsibility of the public treasury will be reduced to a minimum.
To secure such a contract was the
duty of the Dominion Government,
which, we repeat, must approach such
questions from    a Dominion standpoint.    The Colonist the other day
said that this view of the case was
the only one requiring serious consideration, and it proceeded to answer it
by saying that a Liberal member of
the Board of Trade had said that the
company would find it cheaper to construct eastward from the Coast than
westward through the mountains. This
view of the case is not the only one
requiring serious consideration, but
is the onlv consideration entering into
the case and our contemporary does
not dispose of it by quoting what the
member of the Board of Trade is reported to have said.   If he did say it,
and it is true, then we may rely upon
it with confidence that the company,
composed of business men desirous of
Bdiit.ing tn.' line as cheaply as possible, consistent with quality, will begin construction at the Coast, and in
that ease the complaint of our contemporary falls to the ground.
Just here a word as to Senator
Templemnn. The Senator gave notice
of nn amendment relating to the time
of beginning work nt the Const. This
wns not an amendment to the Transcontinental Railway bill, but to the
bill incorporating the company. When
Senator Dandurnnd. who had the bill
in charge, declined to accept the
amendment. Senator Templemnn had
to choose between defeating the whole
project nnd lenving matters ns they
stood in the contract.   As a private
member of the Senate, he endeavored
to get a private bill amended, but did
not succeed. As a member of the
Cabinet he could not be expeeted to
take an attitude calculated to defeat
a measure for which the Cabinet was
responsible. His course in the premises is fully justifiable.
The Parliament of Canada having
made an agreement with the Grand
Trunk Pacific Company to construct
a line from Winnipeg to the Coast in
eight years, a question presents itself
to the people of British Columbia,
which mav be stated as follows: Is
tho immediate construction of the
line from the western terminus a matter of such importance to the business
and other interests of the province,
that the province ought to be willing
to give something to secure it? It is
as simple a proposition as tipping a
waiter in order to get a dinner served
quickly. There is no use in belaboring either Sir Wilfrid Laurier or Mr.
McBride about it. British Columbia
will get a line through its territory
within eight years without directly
contributing a dollar or an acre of
land to its cost. This is a good thing.
Most of us would have thought it a
very good thing if in 1896 we could
have been assured of a new railway
across the province with a transcontinental connection by 1904. Now what
the people have to think about is
whether it will be to their advantage
to get the line more quickly and have
it built from this end, and if so what
are they willing to give to secure such
a consummation f
Flathead Valley Oil Lands
Development Company, Limited
(Incorporated Under the Laws of British Columbia.)
Capital $250,000, divided into 1,000,000 Shares of 25c. each.
A. B. FRASER, Sr., Esq.
D. LA BAU, Esq., M. D.
MR. W. 0. MORESBY, Imperial Bank Chambers, Victoria. B. C.
Imperial Bank Chambers, Victoria, B. O.
The information which Mr. Dorsay
gave the Colonist about the Bulkeley
Valley does not differ in any particular from what has already been known
of that part of the province, although
he states details, which strongly corroborate the highly, favorable reports
already received. The existence of a
large and valuable area in the locality
mentioned can hardly fail to have
an important bearinsr upon the route
of the Grand Trunk Pacific, and it
also affords an argument for its early
construction. The Bulkeley Valley
has an area of about 400 square miles,
that is to say, it is about as large as
1 the Saanich Peninsula, including all
the region between Saanich Arm and
a line joining that Ann and Esquimalt on the one side, and the Gulf of'
Georgia on the other. It is evidently
richer in natural resources than the
Saanich Peninsula, because valuable
coal mines lie contiguous. This comparison will give some measure by
which an idea can be formed of the
future value of this isolated part of
the province, which now only has a
few dozen of settlers. Four hundred
square miles is 256,000 acres. Five
acres per head is a^high average for
cultivated land in Canada. On this
average, the Bulkeley Valley will support a population of over 50,000 people without taking into account its
possibilities in coal and mineral. And
this js not by any means the only
valley in Central British Columbia,
that awaits and will repay settlement.
Now in view of the fact that these
splendid areas are soon to be rendered accessible by a railway,what are the
people of Victoria going to do about
it? No one has anv right to suppose
that, secure in their present comfortable position, they are going to rest
upon their oars and permit the current of trade to carry them where it
will; but everyone has a right to
urge that a policy of apathy shall not
prevail, but that a determined effort
shall be made to secure for the city
her due share of the enormous business which will be developed in the
next decade in that part of the province referred to. And to-day is not
too soon to begin the effort to secure it.
Demonstrations of personal respect
to Lord Dundonald are in order, but
aio one has yet arisen to say he did
right, that is no one who has rudimentary ideas of how the Government
is carried on in a constitutional
We must not be too hasty in jumping at conclusions in resurd to the
action of the Russian fleet in respect
to neutral vessels. Great Britain has
always asserted very broad claims in
this respect and it is not her interest
to narrow them too closely, when put
forth by another power.
If a steamer has come to grief
while entering Victoria harbor, we
are afraid the Vancouver paners
would not have been so forbearing in
their comments as tbe Victoria papers
have been in respect to the accident:
to the Princess Victorin in the Vancouver Narrows.
New Ssasons.-
Strawberry Jam.
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Gold Medal Brand.
That there is a large oil field embracing the extreme
south western corner of Alberta, a portion of Montana
and the southern half of block 4593 in British Columbia
has already been proved by operations in Alberta and
The area of an oil field is the most valuable land
known to commerce, with the the exception of town
lots in a big city.
As development progresses it appreciates in value
more than any other class of land.
The Flathead Valley Oil Lands Development Company has been formed for the purpose of developing and
dealing in the lands of Block 4593.
It is the pioneer company in the field and already
controls a large acreage.
Its shares are a good investment because those
who invest get in upon the ground floor and become
partners of the pioneers in the oil field.
Opportunities like this do not recur.
Twelve, even six months from now, capitalists all
over the continent will be aroused to the resources of
the Flathead Valley.
There will be keen competition to secure portions
of its resources.
One dollar invested now will give as great opportunities of profit as $10 invested later on.
Remember the Crow's Nest Coal Company and the
fortunes made in its shares.
Get a prospectus of the Flathead Oil Lands Development Company, read it carefully, and ask yourself
the question whether it is not a fair risk that this
company should come to occupy an equally commanding position in the oil industry.
Oil is more easily handled than coal. Its development is not so costly. It
is more independent of railways. It returns larger profits and therefore the
capital value of oil lands is greater than that of coal lands and increases more
The boom in the lands of the Northwest must spread to British Columbia.
But capital will not be attracted by generalities. Some specific resources
capable of development will bring money and enterprise into the country.
No richer, more accessible nor more easily developed territory lies within
the boundaries of the province than the oil lands of its southeastern corner in
the Flathead Valley.
It is there the first movement will be visible.
Prospectuses of the ^Flathead Valley Oil Lands Development
Company may be procured from the office of the company, Imperial
Bank Chambers, Victoria, or from any of the directors.
The shares of this company are now
for sale at 25 cents each. Applications
for blocks of 40 shares and upwards will
now be accepted. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1904
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The wedding present to Lady Marjorie Gordon from the women of Canada takes the form of a gold nugget
'chain, set with Canadian stones, enclosed in a handsome case with monogram and inscription. The present
is given in honor of Lady Marjorie's
'itother, Lady Aberdeen, who organized the various local Councils of
1 Women throughout Canada. During
their stay in Victoria Lady Marjorie
!was too young to take an active interest in her mother's work, being
then not more than seventeen. It is
expected that the present will have
reached Haddo House in time for
the wedding.
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Among the visitors in the city this
week were Lady Dudgeon and Miss
Dudgeon, who arrived fifom the
Orient by the last Empress and are
on their way to England. Lady
Dudgeon is the wife of Sir Charles
Dudgeon Kt, chairman of the Shanghai branch of the China Association.
He was formerly attached to Sir J.
Mackay's Mission to China, and was
knighted last year for his services
Ito Great Britain on the diplomatic
corps in the Chinese empire.
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Miss Dunsmuir gave  a charming
luncheon yesterday   at Burleith, in
honor of Mrs. Bancroft of San Fran-
Icisco, who is the guest of Mrs. Robin
Lw. Dunsmuir for the month.    The
[table was very prettily done in cle-
Imatis, the deep purple of this lovely
[flower being accentuated by the snowy
[napery.   The guests were Mrs. Ban-
I croft," Mrs. Robin W. Dunsmuir, Miss
I Geary, Miss Gertie Loewen, Mrs. R.
|H. Pooley. Miss Cora Powell, Miss
I Bromley,   Mrs.   Ling, Miss   Wason
l(Cleveland, Ohio), Miss Roberts (Se-
lattlel, and Miss Prior.
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A casual item in the Seattle Post-
[intelligencer a few days since, mentioned the death in South Africa of
Ibapt. J. F. Foulkes, of the Constabulary, for many years a resident of
■Victoria and especially prominent in
(tennis and military circles. No in-
[timation of Capt. Foulkes' demise has
Jreached his Victoria friends and it is
■greatly to be hoped that the report
■given publicity by the Seattle paper
lis based on error.
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Major Buckley, comptroller of the
IB. & 0. railroad, with Mrs. Buckley,
|Dr. Bedloe and a party of lady friends
■from New York, Baltimore and Phil-
ladelphia, are spending a few clays
Itiere in the course of an extended
■western tour which has already been
■broken at Banff, Field, Glacier and
■Vancouver. They go south from here.
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Society is well represented at the
[tennis tournament on the Belcher
^street courts this week. Extensive
I preparations are being made by the
(club for the entertainment of their
[visitors during the coming tennis
I week, during which the championship
I events of the Pacific Northwest Association will be contested. A dance
twill probably be given in honor of
[the visitors of that occasion.
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A wedding in which Victorians are
very much interested was celebrated
at Tacoma on Wednesday evening, the
contracting parties being Mr. D. M.
[Rogers of this city and Mrs. Ober-
teuffer of Tacoma. Among the guests
,were  His  Worship  the Mayor and
Mrs. Barnard.
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Cards are out for a garden party to
be "iven by Mrs. I. W. Powell on
Tuesday afternoon from 3.30 to 7, at
Oakdene, to the members of the Alexandra Club and the Tuesday Club,
of both of which organizations Mrs.
.Powell is president.
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It is expected that Chief Justice
Hunter will leave for Atlin to take up
assize work to-morrow, being accompanied by Mrs. E. Blygh, the efficient
Supreme' Court stenographer, and a
number of leading members of the
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Mr. Frank Bowness, who for years
.jast has acted as night manager for
the Western Union here, is to remove
at the end of the present month to
Seattle, having accepted promotion in
fhe company's service.
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Mr. Inglis Sheldon-Williams df the
London "Sphere" is visiting his
irothers, Mr. George Sheldon-Will-
ams of the B. C. Mining Exchange
Hid Mr.  Raiff Sheldon-Williams of
he News Advertiser.
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and Mrs. Keary of New Westminster,
to Dr. J. Harold Jones, the marriage
being next Wednesday at 4.30 at the
residence of the bride's parents.
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Miss Maude Underhill is spending
this week in Port Townsend visiting
Mrs. W. L. Clark. From there she
will go to Seattle to stay a few days
with Mrs. Davis of 1422 Denny Way.
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Mr. and Mrs. D .R. Ker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilson and
familv, and Mr. and Mrs. Biggarstaff
Wilson are among the summer cottagers at Gordon Head.
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The closing of the Collegiate School
Thursday was marked by exceedingly
interesting athletic sports and a large
turnout, of smart people. The Fifth
Regiment band contributed an excellent musical programme.
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Miss Alice Munsie has returned
from a visit to Seattle friends. The
Misses Mae and Emma Mclntyre of
Seattle are now visiting with the
Misses Munsie at their home on Johnson street.
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The engagement is announced of
Miss Eunice B. Harrison, eldest
daughter of His Honor Judge Harrison, and Mr. J. Colbourne Coote, of
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Lord Monkbretton has been spending the past week at Comox and other
northern Island points, and is now
proceeding homeward in leisurely
fashion. He does not expect to leave
Canada for England before late August.
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Miss Frances Fraser is visiting
Vancouver, the guest of Mrs. F. L,
McFarland, 851 Howe street.
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Miss E. W. Johnson of New Westminster paid Victoria a brief visit
last week.
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Mr and Mrs. Anderson have returned from a short visit to Rev. and
Mrs. C. J. Brenton, Vancouver.
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The Misses A. and L. Verge of
Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, are
spending a short holiday with friends
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Miss Johnston of Victoria was
among the guests of honor at a
christening party given by Mr. and
Mrs. W. G. Moore of Vancouver last
week, in honor of their young son
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Mr. and Mrs. James Dunsmuir, Mr.
and Mrs. F. D. Little, with a party of
friends, have been enjoying an outing at Comox lake.
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Mrs. Beaumont Boggs has been enjoying a pleasant visit with her
nieces, the Misses Maclure of Vancouver.
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Mr. Basil Gardom, Miss Gardom,
and Mrs. E. C. Simmons of Ender-
by are visiting here.
Miss Hanington has returned from
a pleasant visit with Mrs. S. J. Tun-
stall of Vancouver, Miss Janet Tun-
stall accompanying her to Victoria
for a short return visit.
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Bishop and Mrs. Grisdale of Qu'
Appelle are guests of Rev. and Mrs.
W. D. Barber.
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Miss Woilley of Vancouver Iia,s
been spending a brief midsummer
holiday with friends here and at
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Mrs. Hatch of Nelson is visiting
with her daughter here.
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Miss Graham is visiting friends at
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Miss Dallas- of Vancouver is the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. Maclure.
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Miss Una Nicholles is visiting with
Mrs. George Ernest Macdonald of
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Miss Macdonald, Mrs. Boggs and
Miss Hanington were among the- Victorians present at the recent successful production of "Patience" by
local players at the Vancouver
opera house.
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Mr. A. Ridgman Pennock is spending his holidays with friends in Vancouver.
Cards are out for the wedding of      Mr. George    Fraser,    M.P.P..    of
ifiss Emma Keary, daughter of Mr. | Grand Forks is visiting the Capital.
Miss Carroll has returned from an
extended visit with Eastern friends.
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Mr. S. A. Bantly has returned from
a visit to the World's Exposition at
St. Louis.
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Mr. and Mrs. Otto Marstrand of
Vancouver spent several days of last
week and this with  their Victoria
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Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Rankin and family of Vancouver, who have been enjoying a holiday at Duncan, have returned to their Mainland home.
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Mr. and Robert Menzies of San
Francisco, who have been spending
their honeymoon here, have left for
their California home.
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Mrs. Rayner returned some days
ago   from a visit   with   Vancouver
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Miss Gertrude Wells of Winnipeg
has returned to that city from a
pleasant visit with friends in Los Angeles, Victoria and Vancouver.
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Miss G. B. Potts of the Victoria
High School staff, has received the
degree of M.A. from Trinity University, Toronto.
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Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brick of
Toronto are visiting their daughter,
Mrs. F. W. Fawcett, Douglas street
and King's Road.
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The Native Sons of this city, Vancouver, New Westminster and Nanaimo will hold a picnic and reunion
at Shawnigan on the 11th proximo.
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Mr. C. H. Topp visited Vancouver
this week.
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Mr. and  Mrs.  Samuel McAllister
The news is received with a welcome that H.M.S. Flora will probably
return  from Comox to-day  or  to-)
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Rev. Elliott S. Rowe spent several
days of this week in Vancouver.
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Miss Fullerton is visiting with Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Fullerton of the Terminal City.
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Mr and Mrs. LePoer Trench visited Seattle friends this week.
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Commodore aud Mrs. Goodrich and
Dr. Hasell, their guest, are enjoying
a month's  camping and  fishing  at
Comox Lake.
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Mr. and Mrs. Bancroft of San
Francisco are the guests of Mrs. Bancroft's sister, Mrs. Robin W. Dunsmuir.
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Mr. S. B. Gillis and his bride, from
Whitewood, Assa., are spending their
honeymoon here.
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Mrs. Dowler, mother of Mr.W.J. and
Miss Dowler of this city, left yesterday on a visit to friends in Toronto,
her former home.
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Miss Graham is paying a month's
visit to Mrs. D. J. Matheson of Phoe
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Mr. and Mrs. John Minto are en
joying a summer vacation on the
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Mrs. Bompas, wife of the Lord Bishop of Selkirk, has been the guest
this week of Mi§s Dearina.
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Miss H. McGeoch and Miss Tod-
hurst of London, Ont., are visiting
relatives in Victoria.
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Mrs. and Miss Crocker of NewWest-
minster are spending the holidays at
Churchill Farm, Salt Spring Island.
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Miss Mackenzie has returned from
a pleasant rustication visit to Sail
Spring Island.
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Mrs. J. E. Church is visiting friends
in San Francisco.
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Mrs. R. C. Davies is , spending a
week in Seattle with friends.
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Mrs. Clay is spending a week or
two at Harrison Hot Springs.
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Mrs. F. J. Stephens of Seattle is
spending a midsummer holiday with
Vietori i friends and relatives.
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Mrs. Lester has returned from »
throe weeks' visit in Vancouver and
will sjifii d the latter part of each
week at Shawnigan Lnke during the
sumftier months.
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Mr. George L. Courtney has returned from Mexico.
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105 Douglas St.
Phone 850a
It is not alone because of the saving that men but-
FIT-REFORM, but because they get better fit,
style—Because Fit-Reform better suits critical taste.
73 Government Street, Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Dean have
taken Lnkeview Cottage, Shawnigan,
for the summer months.
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Mr. George Morphy is making a
midsummer trip to the East and the
World's Fair at St. Louis.
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of Toronto are spending the so-called
"heated term" on the Coast.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Taylor of New
Westmister, spent the week in Victoria.
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Hon. Justice Bosse of the Appeal
Court, Quebec, accompanied by his
daughter, Miss Bosse, spent several
days in the city this week.
Hurrah.—"The dry spell is evident! v broken."—Fernie Free Press. 6
Government "Steps in The Right Direction" Are Very Slow and
Some time in the long ago— it may
have been eighteen months or it may
have been two years—people living
in the neighborhood of Deer Creek,
near Sooke Lake, or having occasion
to use the Nanaimo trunk road at that
point, complained to the provincial
authorities that a new bridge was
badly needed to replace the dilapidated structure spanning' the creek since
time immemorial.
They had been trying to get the
new bridge during four or five years,
but this was when the agitation took
practical form.
The Government met the appeal for
a new bridge by sending an expert
.Irom the Public Works Department
to view the old one, which was as the
old time parliamentarian would observe, "a step in the right direction."
. A little while later the road superintendent condemned the venerable
structure, and shortly afterwards it
was decorated with a neat printed
notice, sisrned by Mr. Keefer, the departmental engineer, to the effect
"This bridge is unsafe and closed
to heavy traffic."
That was two steps, and with two
steps the Government and its officials
seem to have wearied in well doing.
The public who suffer thereby are inclined to the opinion that they should
have sufficiently rested by this time,
and be ready for another step.
The bridge spans a dangerous ravine, perhaps thirty feet deep from
the road line. Its condemnation is
now about a year old,-and it is safe
to assume that age and neglect are
not improving its condition. It is
upon the principal trunk road of
Vancouver Island. It would only
cost $400 or $500 to replace the unsafe structure by a new and safe
Would it not be policy—to go no
further—for the Government to proceed now with the construction of a
new bridge?
Any day may bring a costly accident, perhaps involving loss of human
life. And if it did, the .Government
. could not shelter itself from condemnation as responsible, behind the
flimsv notice of instability, and the
undefined Government interpretation
of "heavy traffic."
and especially the merchants and
shipowners. The fire extinguishing
arrangements alone for protection of
ships, wharves and all property contiguous to the shore, should be of
great value; in fact it suggests the
propriety of all the cities abutting on
the sea or waterways looking forward
to such a dual means of protection
for life and property. All citizens
have now an opportunity of contributing to a fund for the general weal
of human kind. The Secretary's of-
ce is at No. 38 Douglas street, Victoria.
ill Kinds of
Hair Work Done
Etc., at
2 \
Mrs. C.
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55 Douglas St.
The decision of the Committee to
have a steam lifeboat in preference
to a sailing life boat seems to meet
with much approval as evidenced by
letters to hand from the Old Country
in answer to Secretary Peirson's eli-
citations for the fullest and best information touching the general life
saving work.   The Hon. Secretary of
the Holyhead Branch of the Royal
National Life Boat, Institution after
expressing' himself as glad to see the
matter taken up here, says:  "The
steam lifeboats   are   doing splendid
work—far better ,than the  srulingi
boats are able to accomplish."   Captain James Watson  assistant Hon.
Secretary of the New Brighton (Liverpool) Branch, writes:   "There are
two   types of   steam lifeboats, hydraulic and twin screw.    The twin
screw maintains a speed of 11 to 12
knots on the same consumption  as
the other about 8 1-2 knots, the indicated horse power being about 220.
Under certain conditions, on alarm
beinc given, the boats can be got a-
way in 15 minutes.   The latest type
of screw boats have .<?iveii entire satisfaction and he goes on to say:—-"I
think the cost is much less than the
hydraulic type and the machinery not
being so complicated is less likely to
get out of order.   I chould strongly
recommend you to adopt  the screw
boat as she would maintain a much
higher   speed,   and   knowing   your
coast so well (having   traded   there
when I was master of the 'Altmore')
and the stormy weather yon have to
contend with, I feel sure she would
prove the more satisfactory.    It is
almost as expensive to keep up a
sailing boat, as you have the towage off to the wreck in head winds
and ebb tides and the advantage of
the steam boat in saving of time and
alongside of a wrecic on a lee shore
is worthy of consideration."
Considerable information is also to
hand relative to Schermulys "Rocket
Salvage and Life-Saving Apparatus"
of which.an authority has said, "Supreme in value by virtue of simplicity
and portability." In combinations
the equipments here mentioned with
the installing of fire extinguishing
appliances, the association's project
should commend itself to all classes
Editor Progress:—
The statements in your last issue
are very disquieting to the public
mind. To make the matter clearer
may I state the facts as I have gathered them, and, to avoid personal interest, use letters instead of names.
The city advertised for separate
tenders for about 3,000 yards of
gravel to be received in the following manner:
1. For beach gravel delivered in
scows at the wharf side, but no gravel
to be taken from any beach within
the city limits.
2. Hauling from wharf to job.
3. Whole tender including 1 and 2.
The following tenders were received. (1) Gravel at Wharf-A., 80
cents per yard; B., 48 cents. (2)
Hauling— C., 45 cents per yard (withdrawn) ; D., 50 cents including
wharfage; E., 65 cents, hauling only.
(2) Whole tenders—B2, $1.13 per
yard deliverey phis 7 cents wharfage,
$1.20 this is a union of B. and E.);
D2, $1.25.
■ The city officials failed in their
duty to the ratepayers in omitting to
require the usual deposit with each
tender as security for the due execution of a contract in accordance with
the specification, and herein lies the
whole trouble.
Obviously the separate tenders B,
at 48 cents for the gravel, and D, 50
cents for hauling, were the lowest
combination, and the latter at any
rate was prepared with his bonds.
The Council, however, ignored this
and, whilst accepting the lowest tender for gravel, deliberately accepted
the highest for hauling, a matter open
to suspicion to say the least and the
ratepayers might well demand to
know why $660 should be paid for so
simple a thing as hauling, over and
above its market value. However, B.
backed out of his contract and this
combination fell to the ground; the
natural result of cureless tendering
unchecked by a deposit, and herein
lies the whole disturbance to the public mind. The work could not be done
at $1.20. The only remaining tender
was that of D2 for $1.25 per yard
delivered on the job, and this was
backed up by bonds for the due fulfilment of the contract, and is the
actual price the city is now poying
for this work. The ratepayers are
suffering no such loss as you surmise
in your article; the $1.25 is a fair
price, but the Council has no business
to take gravel from Ross Bay beach.
They know full well the risk to the
cemetery grounds and they barred anyone else hauling from this beach.
They will have to protect the cemetery against the inroads of stormy
seas as a direct result of this act by
building a retaining wall at the cost of
the ratepayers, and herein lies the
true less of this carelessly managed
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Yon cannot find an investment equal
to a purchaser of shares in The Western Medicine Co., Ltd., at 25 cents.
Because its success is assured, its
possibilities are unlimited, its promoters' shares only draw dividends in
proportion to treasury shares sold. It
is the only company in Canada which
places its shareholders on this basis.
Why not buy a block before the rise
which is sure to come?
The Never Fail Remedies are the
only Non-Alcoholic Medicines; this,
together with their wonderful curative powers, is going to make them the
most popular medicines on the market. Read the company's new booklet; it is full of health hints; free at
the office, 92 Government Street.
The Western
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The Paterson Shoe;
Co's Stores     1
Has cured in Victoria—
i case of abscess in hip joint.
i case of pneumonia and pleurisy in
2y2 days.
i case of typhoid in five days.
i case of spinal meningitis .
3 cases of inflammatory rheumatism.
2 cases of consumption, besides any
number of smaller cases. No sensation experienced during use. Call
or inquire Mrs. Herbert Kent, 243
Yates street, or 'phone 185B.
Telephone 32
P.O. Box No. 18
All Summer Lines Reduced
Unprecedented Prices During This
The Paterson
Shoe Co., Uj
Cor, Gov't and Johnson Sts., Victoria.
Manicnring and Hair Dressing Parlors
Now Open at Room 2 McGregor Blk.
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
Wholesale and
Contractors by appointment to His Majesty's
Royal Navy, the Dominion Government, etc.
Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
—After Years of Life Together:
In the Seattle courts this week, a
suit for divorce was entered by William Beyers, formerly of this city,
who alleges in his petition that Harriet Beyers, his wire, abandoned him
in Victoria, three years ago, after
twenty vears of harmonious married
—Crowded Out:
"Progress" regrets that owing to
pressure of advertising and other
special matter this week, "Fraternal
Society Notes" and several other interesting departments are unavoidably crowded out.
—Agreed to Differ:
Says the Vancouver Province—"It
is announced that Mr. and Mrs. Percy
W.Evans have agreed on a formal separation. Mrs. Evans left on Saturday
for England." -
—Means Business'
"Progress" has received a copy
of the prospectus of the Flathead
Oil Lands Development Company, the
shares of which are now on the market. The company is well backed with
a good responsible board of directors,
and its prospects of doing successful
business seem to be excellent. Its
capital i« moderate and its shares
should be an attractive speculation.
—Goes to Vancouver:
Mr. Archie A. Arnold, the popular
window dresser and show caret writer
who has been the employ of David
Spencer for the last flve years has
resigned his position in that establishment, having accepted a more lucrative situation in the firm of Jas.
Stark & Sons, Vancouver, where he
will have full charge of the advertising, window dressing and show
card writing. Before assuming his
new duties Mr. Arnold will take a
week's holiday, visiting the principal
cities down the Sound.
niSS C. A .flESHER
Hand Made Laces, Stamped Linens.
Lace and Embroidery
& Watkins
Rooms 9 All Five Sisterl
P. O. BOX 219.
FOR SALE:—First Class Cyclery, centrally located, with full stock high-
grade renting wheels, and A 1 repair
department, thoroughly equipped. Ill
health necessitates retirement. Business in prosperous condition, and a
going concern. For particulars inquire at office of "Progress," 35 Fort
Summer Goods
Window Screen, all sizes
20, 30,35 and 40c
Meat Covers -   - 10c up to 75c
Hammocks -  90c up to $5.50
Garden Hose, - $5.50 to $7.50
for 50 feet.
Hastie's Fair
77 Government St.
Buy Your Groceries
A.). Clyde,
Sole Agent for the
Stoves and ^RangeX
Everything for the kitchen i
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
Right.  "
42 Johnson Street.
Pho.VB 855.
P. O. Box'.
Attention is directed to a letter in
this issue on the subject of Victoria
Arm and how it should be preserved
and made yet more beautiful for the
benefit of the people. "Progress"
will have something to say upon this
subject at an early date.
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Saw Snakes.—" Fred Thorn is not
willing to let the claim pass that
there are no snakes in our Eden. He
says he saw them here once but that
was long ago."—Edenograph.
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Open Confession.-"The C. P. R.
passenger did not; get in till after
9 o'clock Wednesday evening. We
don't know what caused the delay."
Sandon Standard.
A Pointer for Herbert,.-" The
cool beer at the Kootenay is a great
attraction for tourists.."—New Denver Ledge.
—A Tonsorial Palace:
Of late years the tonsorial artist
of repute has been elevated to the
position of a professional man. He
takes great pride in his art, keeping
inot only himself but his whole staff
of assistants up to date in every particular. One who may be considered
the dean of his profession in this
city is Mi'. George Russell, late of
Yates street but who has recently removed his establishment to Government Street , between Fullerton's
shoe store and the Savoy. These are
perhaps the finest rooms in British
Columbia. The latest chairs havd
been installed and as well as the
usual furnishings of such a place
there is a Peerless electrical massage
instrument of the very newest make.
Mr. Russell may well be proud of his
new premises and that his efforts are
appreciated is shown by the fatjt that
his chairs life always full and his
assistants busy. The baths are at
the rear of the shop and also come in
for a. <mod share of patronage.
Quality and Value may be relied upon.
We recommend our Ceylon Teas at 30c
40c and 50c.   They are the best.
Hillside Avenue and First St.
Continentally-fauied and Strictly
First-class Hotels.
The Dallas
Situat-d on the Dallas Road—Victoria's ocean drive,-is pre-eminently THE favorite summer resort of British Columbia.
The Oentrally Located
English Watch Repairing
Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller J
' 99 Douglas St., Victoria,
Opposite Porter's Butcher She]
The Gordod
Under Entirely New Management J
Fifty Most Spacious, ComfortabJ
Furnished, Home-like Rooms in BriJ
ish Columbia.
The sole object of the proprietrej
will be the comfort of her guests.
Address all communications to
Phone 1018 P. O. Box 4|
Is the Commercial Hotel par excellence.
Unrivalled Cuisine.
Luxurious Guest Rooms.
Evtry Modern Comfort and
Thorough Instruction.   Graduates Fil
ing Good Positions.    Shorthand, Typ|
writing, Book-Keeping Taught.
E. A. Macmillan, Prlnclpal.j PROGRESS,  SATURDAY,  JULY 23,  1904
Blanche Walsh will go out next
dseason, again under Wagenhals &
jKemper, in "The Kreutzer Sonata".
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Miss Blanche Bates is summering
It her old home in Portland. She
■fill again have "The Darling of the
Krbd" next season, and may bring
|he piece here.
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De Wolf Hopper and his newest
divife, professionally known as Nella
Bergen, are enjoying a driving tour
hrough the Adirondack^.
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Mrs. Leslie Carter had the honor
lof opening Portland's new and hand-
Isome Columbia Theatre last Monday,
rwith "Du Barry". She will make
Ibut eleven appearances in her summer
«   *   •
George Ade was arrested in Chicago   last    week   for speeding his
[bubble wagon.   The offence wascom-
Imitted at 3 a. m., and Ade pleaded
[that he was never awake at that unearthly hour.
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(Charles T. Johnson, formerly manager of the Orphenm here, has been
arrested in Tacoma in connection
with a Vancouver charge touching his
abilities as a penman.
*   *   *
IThe Vancouver amateurs were to
mve given "Patience" at the Victoria Theatre on Wednesday of this
veek but cancelled the arrangement
vhen it was discovered that the Prin-
■ess Victoria would not be available
or them to travel on.
•   *   •
The management of the Crystal
lave done a very graceful" and kindly
hing in inviting the inmates of the
i.C. Orphanage and Old Men's Home
I) witness the entertainment at this
lopular house once a week.
B" \ * * *
Miss Elizabeth Tyree, whose
iiarming work in "Vivian's Papas",
The Earl of Pawtucket", "Tit for
;at", etc., has endeared her to the
eatre public, has been married to
r. James Metcalf, editor of "Life",
|nd will retire from the stage.
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Mrs. Fiske is, after all, to tour
ixt season, playing the few houses
Boen to her. She will give "Mary
t Magdala" and Isben dramas. Isa-
dle Irving in "The Crisis" and
lanche Bates in "The Darling of
e Gods" are also independent offer-
Good step dancing is always an
Ittractive feature in a variety show,
'hat of the Mahoney Brothers at
ie Petit Crystal this week is ex-
eedingly good, the little fellow dan-
Iing equally as well as his big brother.
«wis La Mar, the humorist, gives a
ively ten minutes, keeping their aud-
mce in a continual state of merri-
lent. Wall, the comedian from
tawaii, is interesting all the time,
lesides these, Walter Kellogg is always good in his illustrated songs
tnd the Uncle Tom's Cabin pictures
ire realistic in the extreme, bringing
►ack forcibly the principal events
)i that most interesting of all stories.
Jhough not quite as long as usual,
he programme is well worth an
our's attention and those who have
ot already been there (this week
hould go to-night. Next week manger Boyd expects to have a better
how than ever.
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1 Another pleasing and well balanced
■ill is offered patrons of the Grand
his week, each of the feature acts
;aving quality and the merit of
riginality. "Sunny Jim" and his
amily are effective in their comedy
lira, and "Jim" himself ((Mr. Ben-
ington) does some very excruciating
['mugging". Then there is Charles
[iardner, who is distinctly funny in
> stump  speech  specialty,  and  a
Jiarvellously acceptable cornettist.
larie Stoddard as "Somraertime
,.„.e" contributes some amusing
imedy stuff; and Felice Alexander
about the best contortionist who
■as as yet played the house. Forbes
Co." close the show with the fif-
len-minute playlet "Tommy the
I'illage Joker". Mr. Roberts' song
... week is "Little Boats Should
!eep Close to the Shore," nnd the
loving pictures are illustrative of
ie life and momentus voyage of Col-
mbus, his return to Spain, and bis
lbsequent imprisonment and death,
an outline of what next week's
lill will contain the reader is re-
,.;ed to the Grand's advertisement
non another column of this page.
Enjoys Pleasant Reunion and Picnic
at Oak Bay.
Last Saturday the members of the
Yorkshire Society held their annual
reunion and picnic at Oak Bay.
Though the weather was lowering the
members of this society set the weather at defiance by entering into the
spirit of the occasion with all the
enthusiasm of the north contry.
Baseball and sports of all lands occupied the attention of old and young,
over seventy prizes being presented
to the winners. Among those who
contributed prizes may be mentioned
Mr. John Piercy, Colonel Prior, H.
Martin, G. T. Fox, W. H. Price, H. S.
Henderson, R. C. Bradley, W. C.
Williams, Wm. Holmes, W. J. Wrig-
lesworth, R. Holmes and Percy Richardson. The badges lately received
from ex-president Canon Beanlands
were generally worn. These badges
are inscribed with the words "Yorkshire Society" and are very pretty
souvenirs. The sports directors were
Messrs. Fullerton, Winsby, Peirson,
Mahoney, Bradley, Blaiikenbach, and
Longfield while Mr. Richard Merritt
acted as amateur chef. There were
visitors from Maple Bay, Cordova
Bay, Shoal Bay andVictoria West,
Mr. Charles Godley of Winnipeg representing the Prairie Province. The
latter gentleman said that he had
come to the country to recuperate and
increase his weight as he had done on
former visits to Victoria. The day
was much enjoyed by all, though the
the President, Lieut. Colonel R. Wol-
fendon, was much missed, his kindly
figure having graced every past meeting of the Yorkshire people. Photos
of the group may be seen and purchased at the office of the secretary,
Mr. Joseph Peirson. The following
are among those who were present:
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Winsby, W. F.
Fullerton and familv, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Longfield, Mr. and Mrs. R.
Holmes and family, Mrs. Wm. Clegs',
Mrs. Sherborne and family, Mr. R. W.
Shaiw, Mr. H. S. HJendeilson, Mr.
Joseph Peirson, ex-Alderman Dins-
dale, wife and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Thornton, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Holmes and family, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Hods-son and family, Mrs. Ellicot and
family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Noble and
familv. Mrs. Pell and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. F. W. Blankenbach and family,
Mr. Richard Merritt, Mrs. March, Mr.
R. C. Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Humphrey and the Misses Humphrey,
Shoal Bay; Mr. Wm. Beaumont,
Maple Bay; Mr. Frank Mahoney, Mr.
T. F. Clavton, Mr. and Mrs. F.
Stnbbs, Mr. J. Clegg, Mr. and Mrs. F.
Farrand, Miss L. Farrand and Mr.
Wm. Hawkesby.
Editor Progress:—The citizens.of
Victoria from the earliest days of its
existence have enjoyed the foliage-
decked shores of that world-famed
beauty spot "The Arm". Therefore
it is with the greatest satisfaction
that the action of our enterprising
Mavor is viewed in securing from
the Yates Estate the land at the Gorge
above Curtis Point, thus enabling a
landing to be made by pleasure seekers who go by water. Since the first
running bf the steamer Kootenay
upon the waters of the Ann much
more interest has been taken in the
appearance of the homes on its banks,
but there is yet much that might be
done to improve the shores and purify the water, and with this object
in view I beg to make the following
suggestions :—
To the Harbor Master, who has
been roundly abused by every boatman during the last month, let me
suggest that some other boneyard be
found for the sealing schooners that
do not seal, than the centre of the
channel;—Also that owners of booms
of logs be refused permission to anchor them in the main waterway or
anywhere above Point Ellice bridge.
To the residents on the Ann and
those having authority let me say do
not run sewage into the water; it
will only cost a few dollars to build
a tank which is cleaner in every way
and von will be helping to make the
Arm nicer to swim in.
The city should at once apply to
the Doriiinion Government for the
control of ail the foreshore above
Point Ellice bridge and when secured, refuse to grant it for commercial
purposes of any kind, keeping the
people "s heritage of wave and shore
for the people.
You will enjoy your picnic with
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Scute?.
And now for salmon trolling.
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Sedro-Woolley beat Everett last
Sunday, 8 to 3.
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Victoria's lacrosse representatives
are playing in Vancouver today.
• *   *
The Femwoods beat the Hillsides
on the diamond last Saturday, with
the score 9-3.
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The United Banks drew their match
with the eleven of the Victoria C. C.
last Saturday.
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Sedro-Woolley has experienced its
first defeat. Dugdale 's Portland League team did the trick to the tune of
• *   *
Nelson's lacrosse team has disbanded for the season. It is to be hoped
that next season Nelson will be
brought into the provincial league.
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Sportsmen will be pleased to learn
that at least some of the English partridges imported from the Old Country this spring are living and multiplying. One of the pairs turned out
at Langley are living on Mr. Jolly's
ranch with a brood of fourteen.
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The Victoria Kennel Club has decided upon having a summer show,
and will guarantee a stated number
of entries to assure the success of the
next big show at San Francisco of the
Western Kennel League.
Victoria this week received a flying
visit from Mr. A. J. Tulk of Vancouver, to whom more than any other in»
dividual perhaps, baseball owes its
popularity in the Terminal City, and
who is in every branch of sports one
of the class of supporters who "does
thing's," and does them well.
• •   •
At the Oak Bay Park this afternoon, the home nine is pitted against
the hitherto almost invincible aggregation from Bothell, Wn., whose
record this season is nine wins and
but three lost matches. Victorias
nine has been putting in some conscientious practice and will no doubt
give the visitors a hard and interesting run for honors.
• •   •
The circumstance ' that Lou
Scholes' victory in the race for the
Diamond Sculls at Henly, was anything but popular among the Englishmen, whereas when United States
oarsmen proved victorious in 1897,
'98 and '99 the Britons bubbled over
with delight, does not say so much
for the affection of the Englishmen
for their own kin. The average "little Englandcr" is prepared to fawn
upon and disgust the true American
with his sycophancy, while for the
despised Colonial he has small regard.
• •   •
Victoria's lacrosse team is improving, and needs enthusiastic public
support more than aught else to
brill" it to the front class. Vancouver discovered last Saturday that the
twelve is much better than it was—
or rather another Victoria team was
—in the earlier part of the season.
Last Saturday's match ended in victory for the Mainland visitors by 6-fi
but it was an engagement that was
far from as one-sided as previous
games of this season. Stick by the
team and the game, and the former
will soon be all right.
• •   *
. The systems of conducting important sweepstakes are different in different parts of the world and the
present sweep for the classic St.
Leger—which Mr. H. L, Salmon is
conducting and in which much local
interest is evinced—is conducted on
the principle of giving a great number of prizes rather than devoting the
total amount of the subscriptions to
the three capital prizes. This, while
affording satisfaction to a large number of subscribers, does not detract
to any very great extent from the
money value of the principal winnings. This is in accordance with English methods, where every horse
drawn (whether a starter or not) is
entitled to a proportion of fhe funds.
There are .1.70 entries in the present
St* Leger, which naturally corresponds with the number of prizes to
be drawn for. In this instance the
three big prizes will be much larger
than at any previous drawing, there
being no fewer than twenty-four subscription lists in various parts of the
• •   •
New Seasons. Use Price's Pure
Strawberry Jam.   Gold Medal Brand.
A Word to
Do you want a souvenir of the
summer outing that will be a permanent work of art?
Do yon want such a memento of
pleasant days under canvas at a most
moderate price?
Then why not have the camp and
its people photographed by an artist
making a specialty of home pictures?
"REX" is the man to do it.
A postal card to 8 Stadacona Ave.
will bring full information.
'Phone 224.
We have every facility for.
at reasonable rates.   Also have Rough
and Dressed
Sawmill at Colwood.   Factory at
Phone A750.
Contractors   and   Builders.
Garden Tools, Lawn Mowers,
Poultry Netting and Garden
Hose, Iron, Steel, Pipe and
Fittings.      -      -      -      .
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Telephone 3.   P. O. Bex 423.
European Flan. Telephone 192.
Remodelled nnd Befurnished throughout.   Two minutes walk from all boats
Rooms from $1 up.
Rooms witb Bali ftom $1.50 to $2
The Famous Poodle Dob Restaurant
in the building.
49 TO 59 YATES STREET, 40 TO 44
THE VOICK-Kennedy-Aeslstnnt tor four
yenrs In tlie studio of Hnslnm, late of
New York, now of Paris, France, gives
lessons In Tone Production, Style and
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class order. Address Cush, Ilox 04, P. U.,
Essential Requisites for
A Columbia Graphophone
An Edison Phonograph
A Small Organ (Portable)
A Regina Music Box
Wo rent or sell the above at reasonable rates.
We also Hire Pianos to parties residing at sea-sido houses for tbe
If you need anything in the Musical Line, the place vou can bo sitro of
getting it is at
M. W. Waitt & Co., Ld.
44 Government Street
3-43.V° DAILY 7"-*•
riatinees ioc. all
Management of
The Laurels
Original Spectacular Novelty
"Le Cecil"
Grace Armand
Singing and Dancing Soubrette
Samson and Zaccho
Strongest Man and Woman
on Karth
Jean St. Remy
Classic Vocalist
Herb Bell
German Comedian
War Pictures
Moving Pictures illustrating stirring scenes of the War between
Japan and Prussia
Johnson Street
Oo where the crowd goes
On  the Big Incorporated  Vaudeville
Ten Cents any part of the house. After*
noon or evening.
Yates Street, Between Broad audDouglas
G. W. BOYD, Manager.
7000 teet of 4-inch Hose.
5000 New Shoe Blacking Tins.
25 Sewing Machines,  from $3 to 9
each.   All in good sewing order.
8 Store St.,    Next to E. & N. Station
Union Hade
Shirts and Overalls
Wholesale Merchants and
Established'1863.       Incorporated 190a
Woodmen ol the World.
Meets 1st nnd 3rd Fridays. Assessments are
due and payable on the first day of the month.
Members must notify clerk of change of occupation nnd location.
Independent Forester*.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hall
A. O. U. W„ ist and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m.
Thos. Le Messeurier, Flu. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec, 101 Chatham Steeet.
Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Victoria Aerie No. 13 F. O. H. meets every
Wednesday evening in Kagle Hall, Adelphl
Block, at 8:30 p. m. Sojourn ag brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wacliter, V/,, President; Frank
LeRoy, W. Secretary.
ourt Norl hern Light, No. S93S.
A. O. P.
Meets 2nd and 4U1 Wednesday in each month
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting member*
cordially invited to all meetings.
J, P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton,
Knights of Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, cpr
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday at S
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome..
J.H. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.ft 8.
Box 14<
Juvenile Hnelent Order of Foresters-
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday in each month,
at K. of P. Hall.   Adult Foresters are always.
welcome.   S.  L. Redgrave,  President i   J.  H
Mansell, Secretary.
eourt Vancouver, No. S7SS. A.©.P.,
I eets 1st and 3rd Mondays K. oj P. Hall, cor
Pandora and Douglas Sts. Visiting Brothers are
cordially invited.
 Sidney Wilson, Secretary-
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The North Paeittc Association of
Amateur Oarsmen, which is holding
its annual regatta at Portland today,
is probably the oldest organization of
clubs for the furtherance of athletics
in the West. It had its inception
at a regatta held under the auspices
of the Willammette Rowing Club,
now defunct, in 1891. This regatta
was held on the beautifuj White
House course, and was participated
in by the Burrard Inlet Rowing Club,
the Portland Rowing Club, the Willamette Rowing Club, and several
scullers of international fame. The
idea of an association was thus formed, and during the winter was perfected. The next year the first association meet was held at Vancouver,
when Portland was represented by
two crews, a junior and a senior,
under the captaincy of Dr. Richard
Nunn, and won the senior race by
protest, Burrard Inlet having rowed
a professional in its crew. The next
year. 1893, the regatta was held in
Portland, Portland winning the junior
ior event. The Oregon City's senior
four lost its race, Burrard Inlet taking this event. Up to this time the
association had been a four-club affair, composed of the Burrard Inlet
Rowing Club, Vancouver Boating
Club, Willamette Rowina' ■ Club and
Portland Rowing Club. The Seattle
Athletic Club, during' the season of
1893-4, applied for membership, and
beiii"' admitted, the 1894 meet was
held on lake Washington in August.
The Portland junior' crew of 1893,
now seniors, won the principal event,
the senior race, in the smart, time of
8:43. The Portland Club also took
the senior aud junior doubles by default, and came in second in the
junior four.
In 1895 the James Bay Amateur
Athletic Association, of Victoria,
having joined the organization, the
meet was held in this city, and the
''. Big Four, stroked by Dan 0 'Sullivan, now coach of the Victoria crew,
won the senior race, Portland making
a poor showing and not being represented in any other events. The
association was now a six-club affair,
but interest in Seattle falling off, it
was never again represented in an
association race, and soon dropped
out of the organization, and the next
year was Willamette's last year, as'
in 1896 that club was represented at
the regatta by delegates (not rowing
men). Portland took no events in
1896 at Vancouver, the races being
won principally by the James Bays,
and 1897 ended about the same, Victoria winning the closest race ever
rowed in the association, getting the
decision over Portland by the narrow
margin of two feet. The war with
Spain in 1898 having taken the flower
of Portland's rowing men to the front
that city Was >nt>t relpresented alt
Victoria, but in 1899 won the junior
four event at Vancouver with a crew
stroked by Stiles, and the senior singles with Patton. In 1900 they did
the same trick at Portland, and would
probably have taken the senior race
had Ball not broken his oar at a
critical stage of the game. Portland,
which had been handicapped by a
paper boat—too light for the crew—
now got a cedar shell, and in 1901 a
crew, composed of Lamberson, bow;
J. Stiles, No. 2; Ball, No. 3; and L. C.
Stiles, stroke; won.the senior race at
Shawnigan Lake, and a crew stroked
by John Wolf, won the junior event.
Portland also took one of the doubles
and Patton won the single, defeating
Ball. Portland in this regatta thus
took nearly every event. Nelson was
admitted to the association in 1901,
and the regatta was held at that point
in 1902, where the Victoria junior
crew won both junior and senior races
in succession, a remarkable "stunt."
In 1903 Portland tried the same
game, but did not connect, her crew
winning the junior event, and coming
in second in the senior event, beating
out Vancouver and Nelson seniors.
Portland's senior crew is the same
this year as last, with the exception
of Ball, who superceded Montgomery
at No. 3, the crew being strengthened by the change. Victoria's and
Vancouver's representatives in the
various events have already been several times indicated in these columns.
The association has done much to
preserve a strict amateur standing,
and a high standard of rowing in the
Northwest, and has made and cemented many friendships among the citizens of the two countries. Victoria
possibly takes the sport most seriously, .and it is this spirit that accounts for her high percentage of
wins.    Every year her crews buckle
down under Coach O'Sullivan, and
when the regatta is over, in a majority of eases find themselves in possession of the cups put up as trophies.
When the rowing crews left for the
scene of action Monday evening, they
took with them the two challenge
cups (the Association and Hiram
Walker trophies) which they have
the honor to defend. The handsome
Buchanan trophy was already at
Portland and the Bays hope and' expect to have it in their possession
when they return home on Monday
next. Accompanying the oarsmen on
their trip are Mr. and Mrs. H. Dallas
Helmcken, Dave Leeming, T. Arnot
Ker, Herbert Kent, K. P. Wollaston,
J. Hunter, J. H. Lawson Jr., W, B.
Sylvester, F. A.'Macrae, V. Wolf en-
den, T. P. Patton, E. Hughes, M.
Fuller, C. E. McNeill, J. A. MacTavish, T. Watson, and Frank Dresser.
That Victoria will be honored with
the 1905 regatta of the N. P. A. A. O.
appears to be a foregone conclusion;
while a canvass of the delegates now
at Portland by the Evening Telegram
of that city, indicates that Mr. H. D.
Helmcken, K.C., will be the unanimous choice for president.
The B. C. Rifle Association meeting
which has just closed, has brought to
light the fact that Lieut.-Col. Hall
has in his regiment a number of men
who can show the rest of British Columbia that the Capital has not lost
the trick of the rifle, Victoria's crew
winning no fewer than seven of the
eight cups in competition. The winners in several instances were junior
shots, Gr. W. Winsby and Sergt. Carr.
These men, with Sergt.-Major McDou-
gall and Co. Sergt.-Major Cavin on
the Ottawa team now gives' Victoria
the opportunity to advertise the city
effectively by sending three other men
to support them, the seven shots
forming a separate unit and competing
as such. Last year Vancouver had a
separate unit and won prizes enough
to advertise the eity effectively
throughout the Empire. Last vear
the civic authorities here granted a
sum of money for use if the Victoria
riflemen could send a team to the
Dominion meeting, which, however,
they were unable to do. Now that
Victoria has an excellent chance, it
is to be hoped tlie city council will
be able to see their way to send a
team. Vancouver is sending one and
Victoria should not be behind her
sister citv in patriotic enterprise. Thr
meeting this yea,i was notably snc-
cesful insofar as fliv weather was
concerned: Ihe entries suffered somewhat thro ;ii the absence of the
men-of-war's me., else the gathering
of riflement would have been quite as
large as last year's. The range was
capably conducted by Mr. J.T). Taylor
of New Westminster, one i P British
Columbia's cracks of recent years.
The feature of the meeting was undoubtedly the great score of one of
Victoria's junior shots, Sergt. Carr,
who bested the veteran Miller of New
Westminster in a surprising manner,
to the elation of every individual on
the range, never giving the Royal City
man the chance ot tie'ing after the
first shot; Sergt. Can- has the making
of a champion shot and will be heard
from in the future. It is to be regretted that Capt. Ciivrie of No. 1
Company could not shoot in all the
matches, business calling him away
from one competition. Had he shot
in this, he would have made the first,
second or third place look in danger,
as he was high up with the loss of his
one range. Capt. W. Langley of No.
3 Company also set his men a good
example by competing and showing
that he can use the rifle as well as
the sword; there certainly rests the
success of any military meeting very
largely upon the interest manifested
therein by the officers. Staff Sergt.
Richardson was not as dangerous this
year as usual, his ill luck in catching
the areat changes in the wind dropping him point by point at every
range after the first day. Others, like
Capt. Hart McHarn- Sergt. Turiibull,
Sergt. Mortimer, Capt. Duff Stuart.
Q.M.S. Winsby, Q.M.S. Kennedy,
Capt. J. Reynolds Tite—all riflemen
of the first order—dropped into oblivion for a season. Another surprise
enme in a startling manner, no fewer
than eleven juniors graduating from
the tyro into the senior class, showing that the youngsters of to-day are
a promising lot and will trot a great
stride for place in future Ottawa
teams. The good fortune of the tyros
is no doubt largely to be traced to the
interest taken in them and the assistance <riven them bv tbe first class
shots. As a result of the meeting at
Clover Point, the team to represent
British Columbia at the Dominion
Rifle Association meeting at Ottawa,
will be selected from the following:
Corp. W. Miller, New Westminster,
404; Capt. W. H. Forrest, Vancouver, 400; Lieut. Ferris, Vancouver,
389; A. R. Langley, Victoria, 387; E
J. McDougal, Victoria, 386; R. D.
Misch, Medicine Hat, 386; Lieut. J.
Cunningham, New Westminster, 383;
Col. Sergt. Moscrop, Vancouver, 382;
Corp. E. Johndro, New Westminster,
381; Lieut. G. H. Boult, Vancouver,
380; Lieut. H .C. Chambers, New
Westminster, 379; Capt. J. Duff Stuart, Vancouver, 387; Company Sergt.-
Major Cavin, Victoria, 376.
The preliminary programme has
been issued for the annual tournament of the Victoria Lawn Tennis
Club, and at which will be decided
the championships of the North
Pacific Lawn Tennis Association and
the championships of British Columbia. The tournament opens Monday,
August 1st and will be in progress
throughout the greater part of the
week at the grounds on Belcher street,
the entries being receivable up to
Friday next. The rules of the Lawn
Tennis Association of England will
govern all matches, which will be decided by best of three sets except in
finals, which will be best of five sets.
All games will be played on grass,
which will be a trifle hard upon the
Seattle andTacoma players accustomed to the faster asphalt court. The
programme of open events, champion-
shins of British Columbia, follows:
Gentlemen's Singles—Winner takes
takes first prize and plays Mr. R.
B. Powell for Challenge Cup to be
held for one year. Cup must be won
three times in succession before becoming property of holder. Entrance
fee $1.00.
Gentlemen's Doubles. — Entrance
fee $2.00 each pair. First and second prizes.
Ladies Singles—Entrance fee $1.00
First and second prizes.
Ladies' Doubles. — Entrance fee
$2.00 each pair. First and second
Mixed Doubles—Entrance fee $2.00
each pair.   First and second prizes.
Championships, of the North Pacific
Lawn Tennis Association.
Gentlemen's Singles.—Entrance fee
$1.00. Etntries restricted to two'
nominees from each club of the association.   First and second prizes.
Gentlemen's Doubles—Entrance fee
$2.00 each pair.   Entries restricted to
one pair from each club as above.
First and second prizes.
»   •   •
During the past week the Victoria
Lawn Tennis Club has been holding
its annual handicap turoament on the
Belcher street courts, and with the
aid of splendid weather has managed
to gwu through a rather heavy programme. The remarkable fact of
the past week's play has been the
manner in which some of the younger
exponents of the game have come to
the fore. When one considers that
Messrs. H. B. Powell, B. Bell and S.
Patton are semi-finalists, it will be
at once recognized that a new generation of players will shortly make its
influence felt in British Columbia
lawn tennis. It is a matter for congratulation that there is no lack of
splendid material. There is no doubt
that the new blood will worthily uphold the honor of the club in future
contests. Of the matches played, an
excellent contest was that in which
Messrs. R.H.Pooley and R, Bell faced
each other across the net. Mr. Bell
was in fine form and to the surprise
of the knowing ones defeated his more
experienced opponent. Another upset
to general calculations was the retirement of Mr. Rithet at the hands of
Mr. Basil Prior. Mr. R. B. Powell,
the present champion, had a big
weight to carry with his handicap of
owe 40.03, yet his game with Capt.
Wright was close and interesting. In
ladies' events the competition has
brought forward a new player of considerable skill in the person of Mrs.
Hull, who plays a very pretty all
round game. Miss M. Pitts is also
much improved this year and will
make a strong bid for the 1904 championship later on.
•    •    •
On the J. B. A. A. courts, Kingston
street, ,the rhirdi annua! handicap
tennis tournament will be held next
week, commencing Monday. Entries
in gentlemen's singles, ladies' singles,
gentlemen's doubles and mixed doubles should be made not later than
6 o'clock to-njght.
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and Lawn Tennis
Goods al
We have the Largest and Best Assorted  Stock  of Flshlnj
Tackle in the city to select from.
Agents for J. and J. Taylor's Safes and Vault Doors.
Agents for Spaulding Bros' Base Ball and Athletic Supplies,
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Convenience, Reliability
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Our finest stock of West of England and Scotch and Irish Goods is
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Suits to Order $20 up.        Overcoats to Order $25 up.
Pants to Order $5 up.
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We rent tents cheaper than ever; new and second-hand. We
have a large assortment of tents, bags and covers—all grades,
sizes and prices, at the largest and best equipped sail loft and
tent factory in the city.    Established twenty-two years.
125 GOVERNM'T ST., Up-stairs
P. JEUNE & BROS., Proprietors,
Practical Sail tnd Tent Makers, Victoria, B. C,
Homes and Fruit
Secure Monthly "HOME LIST"
427 Fort Street Telephone 30
at 3 p.m.
New Westminster has accepted a
challenge from the Portland lacrosse
team for a game in the Oregon city
on the 30th.
•   •   •
Commodore Langley's Dorothy defeated Captain Cuppage's Gwenol
last Saturday in the A class race,
while Mr. W. S. Gore's Dione in B
class had an easy victory over Lieut.
French's Marietta.
Ont One Third.
Finch & Finch, being overstocked
in sizes 7, 7% and 7*4 dollar and a
half kid gloves, of the very latest
shades, have decided to clear them
out at $1 per pair. Every pair is
guaranteed.    57 Government Street.
Established 1858.
A. W. cBridgman
Real Estate, Financial at
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance C
Ltd., of Loudon, England.
London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St
St. Leger Swee]
LIMITED TO io,ooo.
Run at Doncaster, Eng., September 7,1904.
Prize, divided aa follows:
First Horse  40 per w
Second Horse 30pero
Third Horse 10 per ci
Among Starters ioperci
Among Non-Starters   ao per «
Less 10 per cent to defray expenses
To be drawn for on Tuesday, September 61
under the supervision of Sporting Editors oi t
local papers.
Boom 21, Five Sisters' Block, Victoi
Malt Extract
Lime Juice
Two Summer Necessaries
Central Drug Store
Douglas and Yates Sts.
Telephone 201.


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