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Array New Houses For Sale
A number of new homes, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly inatal-
B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
Rial (state Offices
18% Government Street
for Sale—A Bargain
Desirable 5-roomed Cottage, with bath
and stable and two lots.  Menzies St.
Vol.1.   No. 46
Price 8 Cents.
Reduced Fares to Esquimalt
On and after Thursday, the ioth inst., Esquimalt tickets may be purchased at the company's offices, 35 Yates street, 100 for five dollars One
ticket entitles the passenger to travel from Esquimalt to any point on the
company's lines, or vice versa.
B. C. Electric Railway Company.
1 Choice Seeded Ralalna, 3 lbs 25e <
1 Bxtra Large Seeded Ralalna, a lba 25e 1
; Valencia Raisins         l*e J
.Taylor's English Reel, mixed. 3 lbs. 25e <
! Rare Spices, package 10c J
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers
Best Bread
London and Yancoitier Bakery
73 Fort St.
Van deliveries to all parts of city
and suburbs.
Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.
Owners and operators 01 following Salmon Canneries— J
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River, Inverness^iSkeena Rivei.
la the purest that years of experience
can produce.
The Brackman-Ker Hilling Co., Ltd.
The Hotel Victoria     :
  E. OAVE, Proprietor
Throughout »"»'le«»» "a". $«-00 ■ Da* and Dp
Government Street, Viotoria, B. 0.
Good I
Sample e
Rooms •
A Successful
Social Event
The Annual Ball of the J. B. A. A.
—Artistic Decorations and
Pretty Dresses.
,    This Shorthand is totally different to all others.  Lessons by mail are quite easy.  We guar-
| antee success.
k Typewriting is taught by mail. We forward
I you lesion sheets to teach you the correct fing-
[ ering—all the fingers and thumbs—on the Blind
Touch System. Write saying the machine you
1 hare.
Shorthand Lessons, by mall.
Address the Secretary. Wk\
Studio-Orer Imperial Bank, Victoria. and Fee Block, Granville St., Vancouver
Shorthand, Elocution, Com. Law foi Clerks and Stenographers, Typewriting, all
good makes, Penmanship, Reporting, Electricity, Telegraphy, Memory Training, Advertising, Banking, Bookkeeping, Ad. Writing, Stocks and Shares, Quick
at Figures, Civil Service, Broking, Insurance, Spelling, Reading, Languages,
Buying and Selling.
The New College premises will open Dec. ist nest, cor. Yates & Broad Sts.
Is Your House Wired?
We have the largest stock of Fixtures and. Electric
House Fittings in B. C.
I      ,:_i'
1 .# Govewunent Street
Victoria, B. C.
For the past four years the annual ball of the J.B.A.A. Club has
been looked forward to as one of the
best dances of the season. This
year it was even a greater success
than previously, and in spite of the
unfavorable weather about 500
turned out and danced away till
early morn. Nothing speaks so well
for the popularity of a club as success in its social functions. It is
true that a number of ladies assisted,
but would the "fair sex" take such
an interest and work so hard if the
members of the club were not popular with them?
The cosy corners were "simnly
ducky," as one very young lady remarked. Mrs. Ford Verrinder was
the artistic lady who arranged these
snuggeries, and some of her exquisite
paintings decorated the walls.
In the corners of the ball room alcoves were made and beautifully
draped with Oriental hangings.
Lounges, pillows, large easy chairs
and Turkish rugs finished off these
delightful nooks, which were fitted
up for the occasion by Weiler
Brothers, Spencer's and the West-
The music supplied by the Sampson orchestra was perfection. A gay
young "Lothario" described the
waltzes and two-steps as "dreams."
Conseouently the "bunny hug" was
much in evidence. Thanks are due
to the ladies who so kindly donated
the delicious supper, which consisted
of every delicacy imaginable. The
claret-cup and bouillon were sustaining as well as refreshing, and
for those who did not care for either there was plenty of tea, coffee
and lemonade. The decorations in
the supper room corresponded with
those in the ball room, consisting of
long festoons of evergreens, gay blue
and white bunting; and hundreds of
Japanese lanterns, shedding a soft-
shaded light,.. which is joy to the
heart of every iady at a dance.
The different committees who undertook the management of everything in connection with the ball
Advertising—Messrs. W. T. Williams, W. Redfern, J. C. Bridgman.
Refreshments—J. H. Lawson. Jr., D.
Leeming, T. A. Ker, A. E. Todd.
Pecorating—Mr. D. O'Sullivan, who
was the president of this committee
and worked hard with a staff of the
following J.B.A.A. members: W. H.
Wilkerson. F. W. Thomas, T. Watson, W. W. Wilson, C. B. Kennedv,
W. York L. York. Phil Austin. H.
Austin, F. Morrall, J. C. Scott, J.
P. Hibben, W. T. Williams, A. W.
Belyea. G. Y. Simpson, Gus Gowen,
J. Firilaison, J. Donaldson, F. Dillabough, W. Jesse, D. DesBrisay, L.
Young, S. Sea, Jr., J. S. Jost, Jas.
Sutherland, J. C. Pendray, C. Wark,
N. Hardie, F. A. Macrae, F. Dresser
and G. Brown.
The debutantes of the evening
were: Miss Netta Heyland, looking
girlish and sweet in a dainty frock
of white silk crepe; Miss A. McQuade, in a beantifullv embroidered
white chiffon creation with trimmings
of spider-web lace; Miss M. Nicholles wore a prettv white gown with
many frills; Miss R. Fell looked
charming in white silk with lace;
Miss A. Wootton also was in white
silk, and Miss T. Monteith looked
"chic" in the palest of bine.
Among the other smart frocks the
most noticeable was that worn by-
Miss Bechtel, which was of soft, pale
blue silk, with cream-colored lace
applique. Mrs. Harry Barnard wore
a pale pink silk «repe, with much
shirring. The Misses Baiss were in
white satin with sequine and chiffon
trimmings. Miss Cobbett had black
net over taffeta silk. Mrs. Norton
wore a handsome gown of white laee
over pink. Miss N. Dnpont was in
champagne-colored net and lace, and-
Miss E. Brawn wore nale nink silk
(made in 1830 style) with many
flounce;!, Mies McTavish wore black
silk witli Ted flowers on corsage. Mies
1—Mayor Barnard.
In a series of short papers on the
leading citizens of Victoria His
Worship the Mayor must of. course
be accorded the first place. George
Henry Barnard is a Victorian by
birth and he has been chosen by his
fellow citizens for the highest civic
honors while he is still a young man.
The trust has not been misplaced.
Mr. Barnard has shown very considerable administrative ability and his
Struck Oil
term of office has been marked by
the carrying out of many important
improvements in the city. Much of]
the credit due for the arrangement
with the Canadian Pacific Railway
Company by which Victoria will secure a magnificent hotel is due to Mr
In Alberta
Successful Operations  on Cameron
Brook—Good Prospects for
Flathead Valley.
The news of the fine flow of oil.
struck in the Alberta Oil Company's
No. 1 well on Cameron Brook, near
the British Columbia boundary, is of
the greatest interest to the people
of this province generally and to
those Victorians especially who are
interested in one or other of the syndicates organized to exploit the oil
fields of South East Kootenay, The
latest information as to the developments in Southern Alberta is derived from an authoritative source, and
the reason that news travels so slowly from the oil country is that there
is no newspaper published there, and
news can only be learned through
private correspondence or from those
who have returned from the scene of
The facts of the situation so far as
the Alberta company is concerned
are briefly, that the No. 1 well, which
is situated on Cameron Brook, a few
miles below Kootenai Lake, is now
flowing steadily and that the oil has
been determined by treatment at the
Winnipeg refinery to be of the very
best quality. The well is not a
"gusher. It could be made so, if
desired, by meaus of "firing a shot,"
but the company has not sufficient
Barnard, and when he closes his first plant at present to deal with more
term of mayoralty he will have made 0n than is secured by the natural
a record which his fellow  citizens (low of the well.  This welLis sunk to
will not forget." Mr;, Barnard has not a depth 0f ij080 feet and some 2,000
yet fully determined the interesting Darreis 0f oil had been stoml at tne
question of whether he will seek re- time oul. infonnant left Alberta.   The
election.   But he is sure to be strong- experimental shipment to Winnipeg
ly urged to come forward again and from whieh such spiendjd    results
his election would be sure.
Mr. Barnard is a lawyer by pro- ^jg"
were obtained consisted of 200 bar-
fession  and a member of  the law
firm of Barnard & Rogers. . He was g0 ~nd buslS
The company is in the hands of
called to the bar in 1891 and married
four years later.
men.    Ample funds
are ou hand and available, and an
extensive plant for the storage and
"Progress" is proud to    number treatmmt o£ the   oii and for   the
Mayor Barnard   among its   regular raam,facture 0f burrels is about to
be laid down on the company's property,
u i   i •        *•««» kt„.„i;«™   ,„„,.„      These facts establish    beyond all
T&&&2L ?fc5MSL J£ doubt that an excellent quality of oil
Johnson wore white China silk with
a fluffy creation of white point d'es-
lies under the surface of a consider-
..-!.-       . a .      ■„      -iu *..„„.. :„„  ""a wilier me sunace oi a consiaer-
pnt over   affeta sdk with tanronse  Me section o£    Southern  Alberta-
blue garnitures.   MssAngi«,Avhte ^^ Columbia?   That
satin with beautiful old lace Miss ... . , „ „„.„„„„„(. :„t-™„f *„
Macrae, black silk crepe; Miss Alice » ^e.P0r,n.t °f paramount interest to
Carr wore red chiffon; Miss Mason, Br#sh. Columbians. «
white silk, with chiffon sleeves and .^e"'v,n *be nrs* Plac,e' S ls af
trimmings Miss Austin, pale yellow ""> &JF&Pwh° haveJ!d:
lace over taffeta silk; Miss G. Camp- ™ed th,e Alberta Oi Company, that
bell, white crepe with pearl passem- the ''eal *>nrce of the oil obtained
enterie; Miss Lucas, pale pink silk °" th"' P"""* hes in and about
with black velvet shoulder strans; *ne Flati1}ea1d Va ,e£ Xt » Emitted
the Misses Hickey were in white; ]* Pf^«a% "JJ those who are in-
Miss Newcombe wore a dainty pink k™?*8* m *• °l' business that while-
chiffon frock and Miss Lawson blark °V » found ln, Southern A1001*". ln"
lace; Mrs. Hinton wore pale pink dications of 01 are much stronger on
with la France roses; Miss M. Carr *? Bntlsb Columbia side of the rae.
wore black with velvet trimmings; ™e P™of of ,h,s WI" not ta lonK
Mrs. Cuppage, white silk and lace; delayed.
Miss Kane, cream-colored lace over' $:,W »°tfor Y|e Purple of this
white satin; Miss Monteith, cream art,cle to . 'boom" any 01 syndicate
net over pale green silk; Miss G. °r ,an.V oil lands; but "Progress"
Lucas wore white silk; Mrs. G. S. reels that the attention of the public
Holt, white brocaded silk, with ac- » not sufficiently drawn to the great
cordeon-pleated chiffon frills; Miss development about to take place in
Legh, pale pink silk with white lace Southeast Kootenay. Tins oil coun-
ruffles; Miss W. Wilson, cream-col-' try will not lie idle much longer,
ored silk and lace; the Misses God- Wells wlI1.be s,mk» and the cry of
dard, white over pale blue. I "Struck Oil!" will be heard where
Some of the   gentlemen   present now tbe silence of the forest is little
were:     His   Worship   the   Mayor, j disturbed by the works of man.
Messrs.   Alexis   Martin, K. Macrae, |    Tt » »" opportunity, not only for
A.   G.   Scott   (Shearwater),   J. D.  l»e investor, but for the active young
Pemberton, Dr. Cobbett, W. CurweJman. who is desirous of taking     a
(Shearwater), F. B. Pemberton, J. C.
Bridgman, S. J. Patton, F. Hanning-
trm, C. E- Wilson, A. Raymur, J.
Gaudin, Max Ewart, L. Bell, W. Goddard. J. Gibson. Major Nioholles, W.
Marshall. R. Monteith, G. Y. Simpson, H. Kent. Dr. Garesche, W. T.
Williams, K. S. Hay (Shearwater), P.
W. Keefer. Y. W. Cambie. W. C.
More-by. A. Gore, E. P. Colley, W.
Hamilton. P. Wilkinson, J. A. Mc-
Tavi«". B. Heisterman, B. Bell, H.
IslBdtVn. 8. Booth. B. H. Johns. M.
A. Wvlde. H. D. Helmcken. J. Fell.
#, *L llfolt. W. Jawrera. T. 8. Palmer.
fl H McConnan, 8 Nason   and » V.
atw ■» war
hand in a business which may develop in the course of a year or two to a
magnitude little dreamed of by the
majority of people to-day.
Gold mines are sometimes highly
profitable, and money is occasionally
made on the stock exchange, but
"Progress," next to 30,000 subscribers, would prefer an oil well to anything else. .!
Be on the right side.—J. D. Taylor
defeated in New   Westminster and
Duncan Ross elected in Yale-Cariboo!
Robs must be amazed at the honors
J thrust upon him. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 1904
Some Thoughts
About Some Boys j
By Agnes Deans Cameron
Ii      we save a whole forest in sparing   $
one seed ?
Save the man in the boy ?
Owai Meredith's Lucile.
The resources of British Columbia are rich and varied. Nature
with prodigal hand has given us
treasure in the wondrous fish-life of
the ocean and the inland waterways,
in the forest wealth of the earth's
surface, and in the scarcely yet
guessed treasure of our mines. But
there is another seurce of wealth, a
fourth asset greater and more potent than all these, and dominating
them all. I speak of our boys and
girls, the heirs-at-law of the salmon
and the timber-trade, the coal, the
gold and the just-beginning fruit industry, who will administer this estate of British Cnlumbia when you
and I in Ross Bay "are dust and
our good swords rust."
Tlie native-born of this province
have a goodly heritage in material
things. Are we giving them the
very best education in our power,
the-educatioii which will enable them
wisely and well and justly In step
each into his own niche and possess
the land?
Our schools are doing good work,
earnest teachers each according tn
his own light are working daily with
large classes trying to inculcate that
"Truth and find's own common
sense," which Kipling declares to
be "mnre than knowledge." But all
children of schnnl age dn not attend
school. There is now and for the
last twenty years there has always
been a number of small boys who arc
not gathered into the school-fold,
whose names appear on no school
register. I am told that their number is small compared with the whole
population. Perhaps it is. But I
contend that while one child of school
aye is suffered to grow up in our
midst without getting his share of
the slate-provided education there is
a charge of serious neglect lying
against us as a community. There
should be a workable compulsory
clause to our schonl act, and then
there should be somebody to work
the clause. ,
Last Sunday I went out to an institution which you and I and all nf
us are joint proprietors of. It is
situated on Topa/.e avenue and we
call it a juvenile reformatory. Geographically it bears that same relative position In the provincial jail
that the Old Men's Home does to the
cemetery. Juxtaposition is a great
satirist. To the unfortunate inmate
of the Old Men's Home, we would
seem to say, "Cast thine eyes eastward, 0 Minsa and you see God's
acre; your next step will take you
there, it is so very handy, one step
will do it." To the wee chap in the
so-called reformatory, we say, "This
is a boy-jail; when you get a little
bigger there's the grown-up article
right next door."
There are only four inmates in
this juvenile prison just now, and it
takes two grown men (and a' lot of
iron bare) to look after them. Truly,
an ounce of prevention is better than
a pound of cure. In the public
schools many a devoted young-
Woman looks after fifty-five boys
during half their waking hours for
$45 a month. Wonldn 't it have been
a good deal cheaper to say nothing'
about being more humane, to have
educated these boys within school
walls? Nine-tenths, if not ten-
lenlhs of the names which appear
nn the juvenile prison records arc
the names of boys who "nt their education on the streets, and in almost
every case their parents arc to blame.
Yet we punish the boy and let the
parents go scot free. I am inclined
to think that if we reserve our practice wc would be gelling nearer to a
just solution of the trouble. When
parents bring a boy into the world
and then through neglect, intemperance, carelessness, or mere indifference let him at the early age of?
S or 10 get so beyond their control
that they helplessly declare they
"can do nothing with him." T submit that it is the parent who needs
slate protection. He or she is not
fit In be left to bis own devices, but
should be locked up with the formidable key in the reformatory. The
slate could then pay snme big-hearted motherly woman, snme real mother to take the neglected child to her
her own flock, and give him    what
Ood intended he should have, a fair
fighting- chance. A few details regarding the so-called reformatory in
the jail enclosure may be of interest.
The building is of brick, the regulation iron bare appear at every window, and after every visitor's entry
and exit the big doors are carefully
locked. The boys sleep not in a
dormitory, but in separate cells, and
prison fare is brought them from the
provincial jail next door. This fare
is supplemented, as a concession to
the boys' tender years, by carefully
measured rations of milk, butter and
sugar. The food is good and there
is enough of it. The boys get up inl
time to have their breakfast at 7.
After breakfast they sweep aud dust
and clean up; everything about the
building is scrupulously clean. At
9.15 the instructor comes on duty
and lessons are the orders of the day
until a quarter to 12. After dinner
the boys walk and exercise till 2\
The yard for exercise is very, very!
small—just about as big as a good-
sized room. From 2 till 4.30 is school
again. The instructor gives two and
a half hours a day, just 50 per cent,
of the whole school time to arithmetic alone, so these wards of the
province should become expert calculators. The other subjects taught;
are reading, writing, spelling, grammar and geography; the boys, we are
told, like arithmetic, and dn not like
geography. After 4.30 the boys
have fifteen minutes to play, and
supper comes at a quarter to 5. After tea they clean up tbe room, then
play and read till 7.30, which is the
bed hour, and till morning conies
round again "each in his narrow
cell" is laid. What do they read?
A few well-thumbed volumes. I saw
Robinson Crusoe, Pilgrim's Progress, Wilson's Tales of the Bnr-
dei's and Tales of the Irish Peasantry. There were also some good
little books and these were not well-
thumbed, for these boys are full of
human nature "Even as you and
me." As I have said, there are at
present but four inmates in the institution. A look over the record-
hook is pregnant with thought. It is
full of revelations. One boy aged 11
was sentenced to two years in this
youthful prison: another of the same
age put in six long- months, for what;
offence do you think? O, don't look
virtuous and imagine be committed
murder, or arson'or highway robbery. He put in six months behind
iron bars for using profane language,
and he was just eleven years old.
Next time you lei fall some unparliamentary words yourself, just
think it over.
Another boy aged 11 lias opposite
the offence-column against his name
the charge "incorrigible." I
hunted the word up Sunday night
when I got home, and find that the
dictionary defines it as "bad beyond
correction or reform." Well, the
judge who so described a boy of 11
is entitled to his opinion, but I want
In take issue with him and enter my
protest, and plea fnr tiie boy. If we
say a boy is bad beyond reform we
go a long way towards making him
so. I contend that at the early age
of 11 no human being can be with
justice so described,—there are continents of character undeveloped at
that age, and if the boy is wisely!
taught he may well become the Columbus nf his own soul. But the
entry that made my heart sick is this,
"Harold ,  aged  8;    stealing;
three months."
Think- of it nil yon happy mothers
of boys, as you tuck your own little
people into Iheir cribs to-night!
Poor little chap, aged 8! You were
guilty of "stealing," the prison bonk
says. Well, there's another Book,
and perhaps your record there is
cleaner than that of the earthly
judges who locked you up as if yon
were a dangerous animal, before our
baby-clays were well passed.
I'm told that there is a bigger and
belter institution for our uncared-
for boys Hearing completion at
Greer's Beach. Vancouver. It cost
*40.000 and is set within 35 acres of
land. Forty thousand dollars is a lot
of money. T submit that we could
effect a great saving in this matter
of boy-protection. I will leave nut
all humane arguments and speak
only nf the economic side of the
question. It is cheaper to prevent
our boys from breaking law than td
hire men tn keep them behind prison
bars. We have plenty of good legislation, but you and T have allowed
il lo become a dead letter. Fnr instance, there is a law making it a
punishable offence to sell cigarettes
to minors. Every day of every week
this law is flagrantly broken, am" no
one seems In care. T have secured
two  convictions under the  act per
sonally: I know of no other conviction having been secured.
There is a law which forbids boys
of a certain age to enter a saloon.
This law is openly broken.
We perpetuate the farcical ringing
of a Curfew Bell; not one sane person in town thinks that that ringing
of that bell means anything. Up
till 11 or 12 o'clock at night children,
both boys and girls, can be seen at
large on our streets. Whose business is it ?
Subject Considered by Natural History Society—Paper and Verses
hy James Deans.
At Monday's meeting of the Natural History Society, the subject of
the John Fannin memorial fund was
again brought- forward for consideration. The society unanimously approved the perpetuation of the memory of this zealous naturalist by
means of a painted portrait to be
placed in the Museum, of which he
formerly had charge. Secretary
Sylvester will take up the correspondence work necessary. Should funds
permit an annual prize also will be
established for natural history in the
public schools.
The paper of the evening was then
read by Mr. James Deans on the subject of "Geologist's Ramble from
Cadboro Bay to'Mount Tolmie." The
different strata of the rocks, ancient
formation of the country, and old sea
channels, channels which have for
many years been dry and solid land,
were successively mentioned. The
lecturer also dwelt upon the beauties
of the country around Mount Tolmie,
and towards the close of the paper
referred to a fairy glen on the side of
Mount Tolmie, the beauties of the
glen he could more aptly express in
poetry than in prose. Mr. Deans,
therefore, closed his remarks with the
following verses named "Coril-na-
sheen," meaning in the ancient language of Scotland "The Home of the
Fairies," written by himself.
.   I
There's a nice little Coril, overlooking
the sea,
And the same little Coril has been
long dear to me.
Where'er I have wandered ,where'er
I have been,
My fancy still lingers with Coril-na-
This Coril lies fair on a south sloping hill,
And through its demesne flows a mnr--
muring rill;
Where woodlands and mountains, all
lovely are seen,
There is naught like the landscape
from Coril-na-sheen.
When the summer days come, with
their long sunny hours,
And the country is gay in its mantle
of flowers;
Then I long for to stray in the long
summer e'en,
To dwell 'midst the echoes of Coril-
There blooms a fair flower, on Tolmie's green braes,
It behooves me to say a few words in
its praise:
A lovelier flower I have never yet
Then enhances the beauties of Coril-
When the winds of the autumn blow
lonesome and chill,
And the first early mist clouds the
neighboring hill;
The braes of this Coril are blithsome
aud green,
And roses still linger on Coril-na-
A vole of thanks, proposed by Mr.
Hastings and seconded by Mr. Sutton, was heartily accorded Mr.
Deans. The meeting then adjourned
until 5th of December, when a paper
will be given by Mr. Hastings with
limelight views.
Tl was a live issue in Babylon in
the days of Hamurabi. 2250 B.C.
There were severe laws in Hamurabi's
code against the barmaid (for women
kept saloons in those days) who adulterated her wines. Wood alcohol is
not mentioned, but probably that
trick was known in old Babylon.
Special police officers were detailed
for the enforcement of the excise laws
in the city of Babvlon, but, then, as
well as now, the. officers charged with
this duty were, if we are to believe
tlie   code   in  question,  either  negli
gent in the performance of their
duties or too willing to accept bribes
from the barmaids in the shape of
drinks, or even money. All in all,
Hamurabi had his troubles keeping-
Babylon from being a "wide open
town," and accumulated wisdom of
four thousand years has not made the
problem any simpler.—New York Tribune.
The lecture to be given at the Victoria Theatre Tuesday evening next,
by Mr. Bicknell Young, of Chicago,
should, appeal to the thinkers of Victoria. The rapid growth of this religious movement, recently referred
to by the Chicago Chronicle as "the
marvel of the age," presents an interesting problem for the student of
modern events, and an opportunity to
spend an hour with one officially authorized to speak on the subject
should be availed of by all whn would
know the truth about Christian Science. Mr. Young is a talented and
cultured gentleman and is well worth
hearing in every way. The lecture is
Wit, beauty, grace, all, all, combine
To tempt me to be slave of thine;
out no, their sweet allurements fail,
Nor aught against my heart prevail,
For I have worn thy glittering chains;
Have proved thy sweets, endured thy
And sated with the lover's bliss
Of beating heart and thrilling kiss,
Rejoicing in my liberty,
Now choose, young Cupid, to be free.
Victoria Theatre
Tuesday Evening, Nov. 29.
Of Chicago, 111.
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Admission Free.
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Victoria's Popular Family Play House
Continued Success of the
Week Commencing Monday, Nov. 26
and continuing until Wednesday
The Great Russian Drama
"Michael Strogoff"
Souvenir Matinee, Wednesday
Seats 10 cents
A Few Reserved for 25 cents
Thursday and Balance of Week,
Ending Saturday Matinee
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"Prince Romiro"
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in their laughable comedy
"The Bogus Count'
Comedy Contortionists and
Singing Duo
Marvelous Feats ol Strength
nnd Balancing
illustrated Song
Mr. Frederic Roberta
New Pictures
Johnson Street
Qo where the crowd goe*
Savoy Theatre
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Big Banner Bill
Trocadero Vaudevilles
In the Merry Musical Burlesque iu.
Two Acts and Four Scenes
"Robinson Crusoe, Jr."
Initial appearance .
Singing Comedian
First Appearance
Serio Comic
Admission I5 and 25c. \
Victoria   Theatre!
Mnndav, Nov. 28th
Presents America's Greatest Play |
By Augustus Thomas.
Same Great Company.
One Year Each—New York, Chicago|
London, Eng.
Prices 25c. to $1.50.   Seats now oil
sale at Waitt's. J
Coming November 30:—Rose Mel|
Wednesday, Nov. 30
"There ain't no sense in doin' nuthl
in' for nobody what never done nuth-l
in' for yon."—Sis Hopkins.      '
Presents  the  Artistic  Comedienne I
In the Characteristic Play
"Sis Hopkins"
Prices 25c to $1.00. Seats on sale
Monday at Waitt's.
Coming December 1st—Haverley's
Victoria   Theatre
Thursday, Dec, 1st
Haverleys Minstrels
"The Assassin of Sorrow,"
JIMMY WALL, "Beau Brummell,"
Nearly Half a Hundred Minstrel
4:30 p.m.
Parade    passes    through    principal
streets only.
p.m. in Front of Theatre.
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00.
Sea'tS on sale Tuesday at Waitt's.
Coming Saturday, December 3rd —
"The Devil's Auction."
Victoria Theatre
Saturday, Dec. 3rd
The Devil's
Bigger, Better Than Ever.
New Electrical Features, New Ballet,
Seats on sale Thursday at Waitt's, PROGRESS, SATURDAY  NOV. 26,   1904
Series ol Papers on the Interesting  9
Subject ot the Value of Criticism. «?
Written for Progress o
By N'OUBLIER.     %
No. 2.
Last week I tried, somewhat desultorily, to draw attention to the need
,for a more discriminating criticism
than obtains now, not only in Victoria and throughout the Province of
British Columbia, but also throughout
the Dominion, and, indeed, the Continent. In so brief a space as was
then at my disposal it would have re-
1 quired a language quintessential in
its powers of expression and condensation, and the severities of the
sacrificial style of Tacitus to develop
a finished, or even a prefatory argument. Perhaps enough was given to
indicate with tolerable clearness the
need that exists for aid to the amateur through): the channel of intelligent criticism. Too often criticism
is associated in the mind of the timorous and really meritorious amateur
with blunt and brutal denunciation,
and the persons who pen the lines of-
.comment on his performance seem to
him truly pictured in tlie vivid couplet of Burns:—
"Critics!    Appalled 1  venture nn
the name;
Those  cut-throat bandits in  the
path of Fame!'
Or, on tho cither hand, the  amateur may couple the name of critic
with the    corybantic    raving's    and
' rhapsodies  in  praise   that  so  often
pass  current    for criticism  in    the
I West.
But there is a golden mean.   There
are critics whose comments are entire-
| ly free from the fear of the adver-
1 risers,  and who will say the    true
word, please or    displease whom  it
may.   This kind of critic, who would
be a decided curiosity, as lie certainly
would be a,novelty, in the West, does
his work on what may be termed in
the cant slang- of the day "scientific"
lines.    That is, he jn'dses by established canons,    the rules of    taste,
I which, like  the laws of nations, all
educated  persons   (and education  in
its proper souse must, mean and in-
! elude culture), have agreed to regard
Jas propel- guides  in  judging- of the
I merits of a .composition or work of
[art of any kind.    The  "scientific"
critic puts   aside malice,   prejudice,
personal considerations, the desire to
be witty, or profound, or severe. Like
a buyer who must pay he uses his
judgment and his critical training-, his
scholarship, his experience.
The personal beauty of the singer,
player, artist, sculptor, writer; nor
the fact that he or she may be the
inheritor of clarum el; venerahile
nomen; nor that he or she be rich in
this world's goods—for these tilings
the true critic cares naught. Re she
fair as Venus, noble with royal blood,
wealthy beyond compare-, or ho she
iig-ly as a gargoyle, daughter of the
sansculottes, poor as the dead who
owe to grace of kin, friends, or chill
charity all they possess—still is the
true critic unmoved, for not persons
but deeds nre his business. If the
technique of the player, or the singer,
the artist or the sculptor or the
writer shows not alone in its broad
foundational structure, but also n its
scarcely considered trifles, its nuances, the cunning- little omissions
that denote art as much as the labored design, lie will detect and praise
iu due measure. If Ihe work show,
as is too commonly the case, merely a
desire to gain fame cheaply; work
that betrays every where, though perhaps not too patiently to the untrained
eye, impatience, lack of love in the
touch of pencil, brush, or pen, and a
consuming' haste to be done and flee
to market; for the praise that is so
precious when it falls from lips competent to speak the word, yet so easily won, too, from the multitude who
see only through a fog, then may the.
critic ban with scornful phrase, or
damn with faint praise.
It is because the discerning- critic
is not in favor to-day that armies
of persons who cannot write English
with even a semblance of correctness,
let alone those graces of vigor and
structural beauty we prize, are marching on to cheap fame and unheard-of
pecuniary rewards. Consequently,
one might' say, those who look upon
nnr Etiglish tongue with reverence
and affection, deeming- it not too much
to labor long and patiently over the
Choice of the word thtd is fittest to be
set  down,  and  who  count  a   whole
night spent in such selection munificently rewarded if morning's grey
finds them joyfully and thankfully
and reverently inscribing it in its own
place—those painstaking souls kre despised and rejected. Ah, those writers are not fashionable to-day. They
cannot compete with the man who
"turns out," and boasts about it to
"interviewers," his ten thousand,
yes, his twenty thousand, words a
day on the typewriter, or by dictation
to stenographic amanuenses. This
human "literature" factory holds the
ear of the great public, and its
purse strings, because, somehow, the
public nowadays does not seem to be
interested in the exquisitely wrought
but rather in the misshapen and pro-
tesque; rather in the apprentice's
botched jug half baked from the
hasty pottery, than in the Cloisonne
that took an artist's lifetime, a rare
man's patient genius to fashion in
incomparable line and flowing' curve
and wondrous hue, before which the
understanding ones are silent in admiration inexpressible.
And the public is not to be blamed,
for the writer who preserves the unities and the verities, and scorns to be
slovenly for a price, is not for them
but for the few to whom the culture
of the Greeks is beyond rubies, and
more to be desired than much tine
gold.    For one  Walter Pater there
are thousands of 's.
As Agnes Repplier says; "To appreciate the Greeks is to understand the
world." The highest art is to conceal art. Saint; Beuve, one of a nation renowned for its achievements in
the field of criticism, has put it:—
"Le plus grand art cV'un habile
homme, est celui de savoir
cacher son habilite."
And it is so with the artist who
desires to do work that is worth
while. In America the critic is driven to despair by the sheer nescience
of the ambitious amateur, who fancies that one may become a compelling- figure in the realm of art, music,
literature, by copiousness of output
and contempt of quality. The Americans are afraid to give to Edgar
Allan Poe his due as their premier
critic, their master short-story teller,
their greatest stylist, and their most;
original poet. But the critical French
have done all those things and more.
The protean genius of the man has
gained recognition amongst the most
intellectually acute people nf modern
times. Tliere is as much nous in
Paris, probably as there ever was
at Athens.
For a good many generations America will wiii her greatest triumphs
in the arena of mechanical achievement, in which she is now attaining
seeming- supremacy, Then may come
tlie time when the purely artistic will
receive just recognition. America
should not forget that it took Europe
many centuries to distil the precious
drops known as Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Copernicus,
Ualileo, Newton, Mozart, Handel,
Christopher Wren, Grinliijg Gibbons.
There are no names to match those,
so far, on this side of the Atlantic,
because the process that; produced
them was one of distillation, not
brewing or infusing. Time and the
close pursuit of lofty ideals, not dollars, produce results not discreditable
to any nation.
Does  the  average  amateur    know
what it; really means to become even
rpofi'cieut, let alone great?   He may
profit, by the stories of Bernard Pal-
issy, of Willy Rurmeister,  who  lied
to  the  woods  of  Finland   with  his
violin  and  emerged    after years  a
wonder of Europe; but it was accom- j
plished  by sleepless  nights, pitiless
practices till the frowsns- blond from i
the fingers compelled a truce.   Such;
men do not fear the critics. They fear
themselves far more: (heir own soaring standard with its inexorable de-1
crees,    The blandishments of critics j
who pour the flattering compliments
which  would  be  unspeakably  delicious to the ears of less deserving executants, for whom was written:—
"(June volumus,, credimus lib'eiiter!"
to   those   grand   ones   who   came   to
their   glorious   power through    the |
strait  gate, are as  the crackling- of!
thorns under the pot.   And the entries know it.
On this side op the Atlantic are
wanted   a   few   more  critics  of   the j
stamp of James Russell Lowell and E. \
A.  Poe,  with  a  good  sprinkling'  of
the old Saturday Reviewer thrown in
for seasoning)    Then  we should see
fewer daubs by eminent society personages, fewer srjunllirigs in the name |
of vocal'music from handsome young j
women nf Voluptuous charms, less of
the   trashy   Writing   that   passes   for;
literature, and, no doubt, more work
of genuine merit. If the critic should
remember that criticism without reasons is valueless and impertinent, the
amateur who would rise to the best
things should remember that—
"The heights by great men won and
Were not   attained   by   sudden
For they, while, their companions
Were   toiling-   upward   in   the
Next week I shall really implement
my promise to point out how and why
Victoria should become a centre of
culture, of sweetness and light, that
may illuminate all the West.
«.*■!*■ ,T,   tiltl'*"*'■'"'" itiiKtittilTnaiiaiiaia.atit.ianlliallituJliH. U
There was a high time at the
Metropolitan  Church    on    Tuesday
»   *   •
Senator Templeman is being- talked of as the possible successor to Sir
Henri Joly at Government House.
* *   *
Now that Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan
has been made a citizen of Rome it is
an  open  question  whether he  is  a
Roman or simply a Dago.
* *   *
The question of providing two or
three more popular theatres for the
entertainment; of the public might be
seriously discussed just now.
* «   #
"It's pretty thick," said the Monkey, when he heard about the solid
contingent; of    Liberals    elected  in
British Columbia.
* *    a
Something should be done to prevent our city saloons being squeezed
out of business by the action of the
Council in supplying the people with
cheap water.
* *   *
The reason why some married men
dn not attend the free lectures at
the Y. M. C. A. is that they get
enough free  lectures  by  their own
firesides and save car fare.
* *   *
John Houston's paper, the Nelson
Tribune, never lets up on the McBride government.    John's "d d
reiteration" must bore the Nelsnn
people, if it. doesn't; bore Mr. McBride.
* *   *
Police constable, to man asleep in
the gutter—If you don't got up and
go home I'll arrest; ynu fnr drunkenness.
Man in the gutter—I'll prove a lullaby.
* #   <*
A canvasser for "ads." in this city
went into an hotel. Seeing the proprietor in the bar, he thought; he
would conciliate him by standing
him a drink. He had only five cents
in his pocket, and trusting to luck,
he put the five cents in an automatic
machine, which was there: luck favored him to the extent of a hundred
drinks or cigars. Being' a temperate
man ho took the latter, but he did
not get the advertisement.
*   *   *
After the Proposal.
"Now, I'll kiss you for the ones," he
"You love, outside nf me."
"I  love,"  (the maid    blushed   and
hung- her head)
"The human race," said she.
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Mrs. W. M— Contribution on lines
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H. P.-A La Rhodes theme is
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pMffht be eradicated. For instance,
"hilarious exultation" suggests
strongly an overdose of Scotch
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Fort street, Victoria, B.C.,
By S. A. G. FINCH.
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|' From present indications it seems
clear that the closing of Rock Bay
Bridge will not be decided upou without further consideration by the City
Council and this is good news not
;only to the property holders directly
interested but to all citizens who like
;to see fair treatment all round. The
situation briefly is, that tliere are
well founded doubts as to whether
the present Structure-can be repaired
so as to render it safe for passenger
and vehicular traffic for any considerable time, and the cost of a new
bridge would be a serious matter and
involve the acceptance by the ratepayers of a by-law providing for the
flotation of a loan to cover the cost
of the work. That would be perhaps
the most satisfactory way of disposing of the matter. The decision
would rest with the people, and whatever course might be decided upon
would be beyond question. Without
the technical knowledge necesary to
determine the probable cost of a new
structure or of repairing the existing
bridge, "Progress" can hardly express an opinion on the merits of the
case, but it does congratulate the
Council on its decision to give the
matter that consideration which it deserves in view of the fact that the
interests of some important industries
and of a number of other property
holders are involved.
Another crisis has hit the Fifth
Regiment band and it looks as though
this one will prove the last of the
series, resulting in the beaking up of
the organization. Mr. Finn, after
many troubles, has finally severed his
connection with the Regiment, and
is now occupied with the irksome
■business of making up his mind as to
whether he will stay in Victoria and
organize another band or accept an
engagement in Vancouver. Victorians,
generally, will regret the breaking up
of the Fifth Regiment band under
Mr. Finn. These musicians have
done good work, and Victoria wants
a band.' Biit it must be admitted that
musicians are difficult people to deal
with, and that one way or another
Mr. Finn's band has figured too much
in newspaper controversy for its
health. Of course, fianance has been
the chief cause of trouble. Victorians
have many calls on their purses, and
a good band costs a lot of money.
Mr. Finn has had great difficulty in
making ends meet, and keeping his
musicians together. Everybody knows
that, and unfortunately everybody
has heard about so often that he is
tired of the subject. Still, Victoria
wants a good baud and the only way
out of the difficulty appears to be a
solid civic vote towards its upkeep,
coupled with an agreement with the
musicians defining just what they are
to do in return for the money.
Having cleaned up the Province in
the Dominion elections, the Liberals
are showing signs of renewed discomfort at the existence of a Conservative administration in British Columbia. The Times editorially is endeavoring to encourage revolt in the
Legislature against Mr. McBride's
cabinet, and points to the result of
the recent elections as an indication
of the things that would happen to
the provincial Conservatives if they
went to the country. People wdio
who are not particularly interested
in the aggrandizement of either party
are not anxious for more political turmoil in British Columbia. There has
been too much politics in the past,
and the average man behind the
counter hopes that the peace now prevailing will be allowed to continue.
The present government appears to
be earning the respect of public opinion without as well as within the
Province, and that means better
credit for British Columbia and better prospects for the development of
her resources.
i( The attitude of Lord Rosebery on
the fiscal question is the chief political topic just now in the Old Country. In spite of past experiences of
the noble lord's political eccentricities there appear to be n number of
people in England who continue to
take him seriously. Lord Rosebery
appears to know rather less about colonial opinion on thc fiscal question
than he knew about Irish home rule.
"Progress" is in receipt of a number of complimentary letters from
readers wdio appreciate the changes
made in the paper. For these the
management begs to return thanks,
and to promise that "Progress" will
steadily improve from week to week.
There is room for a publication of this
description and the fact that last
week's issue was nearly sold out on
publication day shows that Victorians
generally are interested in "Progress."
In an address on "The Fundamental Nature of Religion," delivered at the recent St. Louis Congress
of Arts and Sciences, by President
Henry: Churchill King, of Oberlin
College, and now printed in a book
entitled "Personal and Ideal Elements in Education," the speaker
asks: "Is religion of really fundamental importance, or can we easily
dispense with it? Is the real trend
of the scientific and educational and
ethical life of the world away from
religion, or toward a deeper recognition of it? Is religion something
external, to be merely tacked or
pasted on to life, or is it absolutely
fundamental to it, touching every
part of it?" In seeking an answer
to these questions, President King-
endeavors to define the relation of
religion and education, and finds this
relation "so intimate that we can
not separate either at its best from
the essential spirit of the other." He
"In the first place, I think it
must be said that the ultimate aims
of religion and education are essen-
tiallv the same. For, on the one
hand, the best education seeks to call
out the whole man in his highest
harmonious development. That education often falls short of this highest aim must of couse be granted; but
to this ideal it must nevertheless be
held, and any education must be regarded as defective in just the degree in which it fails to accomplish
this aim.
"Religion, too, at its highest, as
looking always to the fulfilment of
the supreme personal relation, involves everywhere the full personality in its highest possible response;
and, just so far as it attains its
aim, must touch and quicken every
faculty, must call out the entire
aian—volitionally, emotionally, intellectually. In the concrete case,
doubtless, religion also fails all too
often to reach its final goal; but the
power of the genuine religions experience to quicken to its best the
entire personality of the man, can
not be doubted. The ideal aims,
therefore, both of education and religion, surely fall together."
The spirit demanded of religion
and education is also declared to be
essentially similar. This spirit is
marked, we are told, by catholicity
and objectivity in both cases:
"We are coming to see with increasing clearness that the true
spirit of the life of religion, as of''
the life of culture, must be that of
a broad catholicity. As Wundt savs,
the dangers that come with civilization can be met only by the further
advance of civilization. Psychological investigation in its insistence
noon the necessity of a wide range
nf interests for the large and free
and sane life, is forcing upon us
everywhere the conviction that no
ideal interest has anything to gain
by exclusiveness; that it is not in
the true interest of the sacred to attempt to draw a sharp line between
the sacred and tbe secular; that, in
point of fact, the denial nf ligiti-
mate worldly interests only limits
the possible sphere of morality and
religion. Every attempt to preserve
something as especially sacred bv
setting it apart from all tbe rest of
life, results inevitably in leaving it
apart—out of vital contact with the
rest of life, in failing to permeate
life with its power. This has happened, for example, again and asrain,
in false attempts to exalt the Bible.
Religion must, rather, believe in itself so profound^- as to be certain
that no part of tbe life and work
of the world can. come to its best except as it is permeated with the religious spirit. Relia-ion, therefore,
equally with education, must be
catholic in its spirit,
"Not less earnest must be the insistence that, equally with education,
must be catholic in its spirit.
"Not less earnest must be the insistence that, equally with education,
the spirit of religion must be nre-
dominently objective. It is indeed
true that men have very commonly
believed that the sphere of religion
was preeminently a sphere for introspection; but, unless the whole modern study of man is mistaken in its
clear conviction that in body aud
mind we are made for action, the
sphere of introspection, even in religion, must be decidedly limited, and
much more limited than has often
been conceived to be the case. There
is no doubt a place for a certain
amount of self-examination, and it
can be clearly indicated just what
that place is. There should be,
namely, just so much introspection
as may make a man certain that he
is really putting himself in the presence of the great objective forces
that make for character and godliness. Having determined that, the
less a man's gaze is in upon himself,
the better both for his character and
for his religion. It is not less true,
then, in religion than in education
that the prevailin™ 'mood must be
everywhere the objective mood."
In comparison of religion and education in respect to method, President King asserts that the ruling
method in both is the same, when one
takes up his stand "in the presence
of the best in each sphere of value."
He enlarges thus:
"Education, conceived as culture,
should aive especially ability to enter
into all values with appreciation and
conviction—conviction strong enough
to be ready to pass into act. We can
hardly ask less than this in any well-
rounded education. No man can be
called fully cultured to whom are
closed the doors of any of the great
kingdoms of worth.
"And religion,, in like manner,
asks that men should become sufficiently cultured to be able to appreciate Christianity—religion at its
best. For all values go back to the
riches of some personal life. We
can not be too often reminded that
the best the world has ever shown
us in literature, or music, or art, is
but a partial revelation of the in*
ner riches of some personal life. So
Kaftan is in the habit of saying in
his lectures at the University of
Berlin; that the greatest problem of
life is the problem of the appreciative understanding of the great personalities of history. The highest
conceivable culture, therefore, would
be the culture that should enable a
man to enter with appreciation and
conviction into the deepest and most
significant personal ■ life of history;
and the world is coming to see with
greater clearness every day that that
life is the life of Jesus Christ."
Considering the last phase of his
comparison—the results attained—
President King says:
"The highest results of a true education are conviction and ideals. The
dana-er, no doubt, of a shallow education is over-sophistication—the
false tolerance that is essentially in-
differentism, because the great fundamental convictions and ideals have
lost their hold on the man. Nevertheless, if it is the business of a true
education to fit for high and rational
living, then it must still be true that
the highest results to be demanded
from such an education are conviction and ideals; and the deepest conviction and the highest ideals, it
should be remembered, are those of
.religion. For -no convictions go
deeper and none are more vital than
religion's great assertions of the love
of God and the life nf love; they are
practically all-inclusive. And even
education would hnve reached its
highest conceivable result only in the
establishment of these convictions
and their implied ideals. The real
forces in education are persons, even
on the intellectual side. The greatest
results of education are convictinns
and ideals. And the supreme per-
sntis. convictions, and ideals are those
of religion—are Christian.""
The early morning sun came straggling into the suburban street and
peering through the window-blinds
of Lavender Villa.
It even violated the sanctuary of
the best bedroom of that establishment, and there it discovered Jones,
the head of the household, very
silently and stealthily divesting "him-
r-    of his garments.
Conscious that the situation required a little explanation, it promptly shone on the eyelids of the slumbering Mrs. Jones.   She awoke.
She looked at her husband,
o-lanced at the clock, and then she
"Gracious me, John," she exclaimed, "what on earth are you get-
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"Beg pardon, m'dear?" replied
"Whatever are you getting up so
early for?" she repeated. "Don't
you see it is only five o'clock?"
"Oh! um! yes," answered J.,
grasping the situation, and hurriedly
pulling on his trousers again; "fact
is, m'dear, it's such a lovely morning
that I thoueht I'd get up and weed
the garden."
"Really!" cried his better half;
"well, -on are a good boy," and she
lay watching him with a smile of approbation while he painfully crawled
int" the rest of his clothes.
The smile broadened into a -osi-
tive grin when, five minutes later,
she head him at work outside, and
then, with a wink at the clock, she
gave a satisfied chuckle, murmured
something about "teaching him a
lesson," and lapsed once more into
10th, 1904, Ewen Joseph Cameron,
eldest son of John Cameron, Esq.,
of Dawson Citv. to Bertha, fifth
daughter of William Munsie, Esq.,
of this city.
The circulation of "Progress" is
increasing steadily. It is the most
effective advertising medium in the
Has cured in Victoria—
i case of abscess in hip joint
i case of pneumonia and pleurisy in
2% days,
i case of typhoid in five days.
1 case of spinal meningitis .
3 cases of inflammatory rheumatism.
2 cases of consumption, besides anj
number of smaller cases. No sensation experienced during use. Call
or inquire Mrs. Herbert Kent, 343
Yates street, or 'phone 185B.
Just Received
A large consignment of
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{Society News and Gossip
The scene at the Hotel Dallas last
Thursday evening was brilliant in the
' extreme and will long he remembered
by all those who were present, as one
1 of the events of the season. Throughout the evening, which was never dull
for a moment, the merry guests danced to the strains of sweet music. The
ball room at the Hotel Dallas is well
known bv all Victorians, but laslj
evening the oldest inhabitant would
have failed to recognize it under-the
canopy of splendor. Bunting everywhere ! Tall graceful flrns and palms
shaded the numerous sitting out
places, which were sheltered from;
the gaze of severe chaperones. The
tired dancers could sit in comfort and
listen to the strains of the hand.
Mrs. Patterson is to be highly complimented on her success, as it was
entirely through this lady's care" and
clever management that the success
of the evening Was due. Through her
the whole hotel was transformed into
a fairyland of beauty and animation.
The smartness of the dresses showed
Kip to perfection' the graceful figures
■ of our Victorian girls and made a
pretty contrast to the sombre hues of
the gentlemen's' evening dress, In
fact the entertainment was animated arid lively and everyone enjoyed
\ it; The supper was served at midnight, and here again there is no word
of praise; too high for the Dallas
chef. Amongst those who were present were: Roland Grant, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Smith, E. T. Townsley, A.
George, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Smith,
'Pi C. MacGregor, Mrs. Patterson,
Mr. and Mrs. Miller, Miss Henderson,
(Miss A. Henderson, Mr. H. Ross, Mrs.
iChapman, Mr. Retson, Mr. C. Ver-
Inon, T. A. Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs.
|J. L. White, Mrs. Lester, Mr. and
|Mrs. W. E... Ditchburn, Miss Wood-
Ijvorth, Mrs. P. Ross, Mr. and Mrs.
ferenchley, Mr. R. C. Blackett, Mr. T.
■Geiger, Mr. H. Howard, Mr. Haynes,
vlr. H. E. Ella, Miss Spinks, Miss
Mills and many others.
» - • .*
A charming representation of Mrs.
Farley's waxworks was held in the
k.O.U.W. hall in aid of St. James'
iliurch on Thursday night. There
ivas^a ver$'fair attendance, and the
utdience was most appreciative. The
ixtremely difficult part of "Mrs.
larley" was undertaken by Mrs.
?oles, who performed her work very
ireditably. The two showmen's
sarts were cleverly taken by Mr.
Solomon and Mr. W. Allen. The following characters were well sustained: "Tommy Atkins, "a Policeman," "The Man all Tattered and
Torn who Kissed the Maiden all forlorn," "Little Miss Muffiet,"
"Pygmaleon and Galatea," "Lady
receiving proposal," etc. On the
whole it was a very creditable performance.
* *  *
At the residence of Mrs. Rocke
Robertson a number of ladies organized the Victoria Anti-Tuberculosis.
Association on Monday night. It was
decided to hold a high-class concert
in aid of the movement on December 7th at the Victoria theatre, which
has been generously donated hy Mr.
Boscowitz. A programme of exceptional merit will be given. A feature
will be an address by Dr. Woods
Hutchinson, of Portland, Oregon, an
authority on tuberculosis and an entertaining speaker. The officers of
the association were elected as follows: President, Mrs. Rocke Robertson; vice-president, Mrs. W. P.
Bullen; secretary, Mrs. Elliot Rowe;
I treasurer, Mrs. Frank Barnard.
* *   *
Colfax Rebekah Lodge, No. 1, I. 0.
0. F., gave a social on Tuesday night
for the purpose of raising funds to
furnish a room in the Strathcona
wing of the Jubilee hospital. A first-
class programme was provided, perhaps the most enjovable item being
the young ladies' musical hoop drill.
This was very pretty indeed, and the
young-ladies went through the per-
iforraance in faultless style. The complete programme was as follows:
Piano solo, Miss Shields; recitation,
Miss Agnes Strickland; young ladies'
hoop drill; vocal solo, Miss Deaville;
, vocal solo, Mr. Bird. At the conclusion of the entertainment, supper was
served and the dainty   repast   was
thoroughly enjoyed.
* •   •
The fortnightly social under the
auspices of the ladies of St. John's
j Guild, was held on Tuesday evening,
i There was a large attendance, and the
(programme was an excellent one. It
I consisted of the following numbers;
Piano duet, Miss Savage and Miss
Rolfe; violin duet, Misses Harris;
reading, Rev. A. J. Stanley Ard;
song, Mr. Rolfe; piano solo, Mr. Mortimer; violin solo, Mr. Larriganj recitation, Mrs. Gleason; vocal duet,
Mesrs. Savage and Rolfe; song, Rev.
A. J. Ard; piccolo solo, Mr. Larri-
gan; song, Mr. Frank Savage. Refreshments were  served  during the
• »   »
The high tea and entertainment
■given by the Sunday School League
and ijadies' Aid of the Metropolitan Methodist church as a thanksgiving entertainment on Monday
proved an unqualified success. High
tea was served in the schoolroom,
after which the following choice
programme was rendered: Organ
selection, Mr. Parsons; chairman's
address, Mr. Adams; solo, Mrs. Cur-
rie-j recitation, Miss Underhill; solo,
Miss Watkins; recitation, Mrs. McCallum; violin solo, J. Longfield;
solo, Mr. Griffiths; address, Mr.
* •   •
Oon Monday evening the members
of the Victoria branch of LAlliance
Francaise enjoyed a pleasant social.
Addresses were delivered, papers
read, recitations given, songs sung
and refreshments served. There was
an excellent attendance of the members and their friends. The society
meets every Monday evening for
French conversation and studv of the
best French literature.
* •   •
_ The ladies of St. Andrew's Catholic Cathedral are holding a fair next
week, commencing November 28th,
and closing on December 3rd. Among the many beautiful articles kindly donated, is a handsome antique
French clock ,given by Mrs. W. J.
Macaulay, and valued at $200. This
clock is on view at Messrs. T. N. Hib-
ben & Co.'s and is to be raffled.
* *   *
The Rev. T. H. Wright performed
the ceremony which united in holy
wedlock Thomas Odgers, of Victoria,
and Miss Susan Robins, of Cornwall,
England. The marriage took place
at the~residence of the bride's brother, John Robins, Strawberry Vale,
on Tuesday afternoon, November
22nd. The happy couple intend residing in Victoria.
* *  *
Seattle is fact becoming the "Gretna Green" of Victoria. Last week
two r, very young Victorians, having
succumbed to Cupid's darts, and
whose parents refused consent to
their union, betook themselves thither, . and were married by a justice of
the peace.   They are now journeying
to "Frisco" on their honeymoon.
• •    a
Mr. Francis Kermode, curator of
the Provincial Museum, is in the city
looking for rare birds. It appears
that Judge Bole noticed some peculiar birds around the court house that
attracted his attention and the description he sent to Mr. Kermode
brought that gentleman over this
with     his   little     gun.—Vancouver
• »   •
A "doily" social in aid of the
Aged and Infirm Women's Home will
be given by the I. C. C. Society at
the home on December 2nd, from 2
to 6 p.m. Preparations for the event
are being made, and it is hoped that
the society will be accorded liberal
patronage. Besides doilies, handkerchiefs will be on sale and refreshments served.
* *   *
Miss Hammond, from the East, is
visiting fluer pisteir, < Mrs. Sidney!
Shaw, of Victoria West. Mr. Hammond, who accompanied his sister
here, went on to Australia with his
coitsin, Miss Weld. Miss Weld is the
daughter of the late proprietor of the
Farmers' Advocate, London, Ont.
• •   •
At the A. 0. TJ. W. hall on the
14th and 14th of next month a bazaar and entertainment will be given
by the ladies of the Reformed Episcopal church.    A capable committee
has the arrangements in hand.
• •   •
Cumberland Lodge No. 26, A. F.
and A. M.., has issued invitations for
a grand Masonic ball to be held at
Cumberland hall on the evening of
November 28th.
*   *   *
Mr. Alexis Martin gave a very delightful dinner party to a few of his
friends on Saturday evening at
"Cherry Bank."
The Twentieth Century Club will
organize Tuesday, November 29th,
in A.O.U.W. hall under the direction
of Mrs. Lester, meeting thereafter
every other Thursdav. Miss Heater
and Mr. Fawcett will supply the
»   *   *
Miss Queenie McCoy is arranging for the holding of a grand Scotch
concert to be given in A. O.-U. W.
hall on the evening of November
- »   *   •
Mrs. M. Lester has removed to
65y2 Fort street.   Phone B1089.
'Bahette" Finds Much Fascination
In Cooking—Some Good Advice.
My Dear Madge: Of course you
will laugh, when you hear that my
latest fad is cooking. But really I
have taken it up quite seriously and
find it so fascinating. You are glad
of this, "mon amie," because I know
you have always liked cooking, and
now we shall have such fun exchanging and trying hew recipes. The other
day I had afternoon tea at the "Mir
kado," one of our fashionable "tea
houses, and the sponge cake was
simply delicious. I asked the young
waitress if she could possibly get me
the recipe and she kindly did so. I
have tried it and with great success.
Then I thought you too might like
this recipe, so decided to send it on,
hoping you will be as succesful as I.
Take 4 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup
flour, rind and juice of one lemon.
Separate yolks and whites and beat
till lemon color; add one-half cup
sugar and lemon juice and grated
rind. Beat again very light, add the
remaining sugar. Beat in lightly the
flour, add beaten whites, cut and fold
in Carefully and lightly. Bake thirty
minutes. You see it is very simple
and I am sure you will like the result.
I used to wonder why it was, that so
many cakes were streaked, and full
of some bits of "uncooked flour, etc.
Now I find that the reason of this
very often is on account of the baking—the richer the cake the more
slowly it must bake. Perfect baking is obtatined only by having a
fire that will last through the whole
time, with no more care than opening and closing i the drafts. More
depends on the, baking than one
would think, and it can oly he learned by experience; And, my dear
Madge, I have reason to believe, that
one must also be very careful about
the "mixing." Unskilful mixing
was the cause of my first failure in
cake-making. Now I will not put the
cake into the oven unless I am perfectly certain that all the ingredients are properly mixed. Another
thing I have learned about cake making is that the best results are obtained only by using the best materials. It is a great mistake, is it not,
to think that butter not good enough
for the table, is quite all right for
the cake. I know of nothing quite as
distasteful as, even the faintest suspicion, of rancid butter in cooking.
Here are a few hints, "cherie,"
that may be useful to you. An old
lady friend of mine, gave thnn to me
the other day. Always n.'x your
cake in earthenware, never in tin.
If obtainable, use wooden spoons,
made especially for that purpose, but
the old-fashioned way of mixing with
the hand is preferable. In warm
weather put the eggs in cold water,
and they will froth, better. Always
use good lard to grease your cake-
pans, as the salt in the butter causes
it to stick to the pans. Never try to
ice a cake hot, and let layer cakes
get nearly cold before putting them
Do you not think that soon I shall
be quite a "chef de cuisine"? I
am longing to learpjiow to make a
nice, rich, savory, because so few
men care for sweets, especially at a
dinner party, and it is such a relief to
the hostess to know that there is a
delicious savory coming-. If yon happen to have a good recipe, please let
me know it and I will send another
in exchange. Tasty, cold savories for
a cold supper are always relishing.
Now, Madge, "Au Revoir"; later
on I will tell you more nbout my efforts in the cooking Jin.),
Write soon to
Your petite
Some of the "chapters" in Miss
Rlizabeth Jordan's "May Iverson—
Her Book" are without doubt thc
real things. The half-baked girl of
fourteen, with her unconscious egotism and her foolish seriousness, her
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snobbishness and her hero-worships,
becomes a personality in Miss Jordan's hands. One realizes how important an event in the life of May
Iverson was the coming of Maude
Joyce; how tragic was the disillusionment of theim visit to Maude's
aunt and uncle—good people, but
without education or style. You see,
Maude was expecting something so
different: When she saw them, "Her
face—Maude's face, I mean—looked
sim^lv stricken."
- The moment! the door closed behind her, Maude Joyce rushed to the
bed and hurled herself on it, and
buried her head in it, and sobbed and
cried. * * * I let her cry for a
while. I knew she wasn't the "irl
to do things impulsively. She would
think it all over with a wisdom far
beyond her years. So I sat by the
window and didn't say much, and
pretty soon she stopped crying and
began to think, even as I had known
she would do. Finally, after a long
time, she got up and came over to
me, and looked me straight in the
eyes and asked me if I cared for her.
Of course I said I did, * * * and
she kissed me and chanced her dress
without another word, and we went
down stairs. * * * When we were
in bed that night she had another
spell of crying. * * * "If they
were only as poor as Job's turkey."
she said, "and lived ont under a
tree and ate nuts, .I'd gladly visit
them there if they were only—civilized!" * * * I suppose it all
seems sillv to others, but to mc who
knew that proud soul so well it was
traffic. I spoke to her sometimes
and patted her back once or twice,
but on the whole I let her think it
out alone.
When morninsr came Mandie sat
up in her and looked at me and'
asked if I was awake. * * * "I've
had a lesson," she said very solemn-
lv. "and I needed it for my soul's
sake. I have gone through fire.
These folks are my people; their
blood is in me. I am not what I
though I was. I am one of the people. I shall never speak of blood
or race again." * * * In that
verv moment I knew that no other
friend in life could over be to mo
what Mmidie Joyce was. • • •
Mnndic bc.ffan it, and I followed the
noblp girl's beautiful example.
AH Kinds of
Hair Work
Owing to the failure of the Vancouver juniors in keeping their engagement on Saturday, the Rugby
dance which wns to have been given
in A.O.U.W. hall under the management of Mrs. Lester, will he postponed.
A J. Clyde,
Sole Agent for the
Stoves and ^Ranges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
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Phone 855
P. 0. Box45
Signor Ernesto Claudio
Of the Conservtaory of Music, Napoli
(Italy), in addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, will conduct a special class in the art of accompaniment to a limited number of advanced piano pupils. Apply at studio,
over Imperial Bank, corner Yates and
Government Streets.
A. 0. U. W. Hall
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Classes—Monday ev'g, Advanced.   Wednesday
er'g, Beginners.  Thursday ev'g Social Clnb
"Progress" has more sales at the
news agents than any other publication on the counters. PROGRESS, SATURDAY,   NOV. 26,   1904
The Week's Shipping.
What may be accounted the first
Of the winter's gales blew last Saturday morning. Although some of
the gusts attained a velocity of 80
miles an hour, and the average rate
was between 60 and 70 for a considerable time, fortunately shipping did
not suffer. The principal damage
was done to the telegraphic lines between Victoria and the outside world.
Both the telegraphic companies suffered suspension of outside business,
but the damage to the main lines
was soon put to rights. Tatoosh,
Otter Point, Carmanah and Clayo-
quot were cut off for several days,
making it difficult to get "advance
notices" of the vessels bound in. By
Thursday morning the lines were
working to all points as usual.
The flue sea-going qualities of the
three ferries plying between Victoria, Seattle and Vancouver were
well tested on Saturday morning.
The Whatcom escaped the severer
hours of the gale, but the Princess
Victoria and Beatrice got the full
force of it. They behaved like true
blue British boats. The smaller
craft had a rough tossing, notably the
Pilot from Ladysmith to Victoria,
the Native from Steveston to Tacoma, and the Whittier from San
Francisco to Royal'Roads. All had
a battle royal with the elements during their progress to port.
The sensational incident in marine circles during the week was the
reporting of the loss of the San
Francisco barkeiitine Makaweli.
There is much doubt as to whether
it was the Makaweli, which left Tacoma October 30th, coal laden for
Mexico. A lifebuoy belonging to
her has been picked up at Clayoquot.
Captain Corbenais of the French
barque Guerveur is alleged to have
reported that he saw a four-masted'
vessel founder off the entrance to
the strait, and no word of the
Makaweli having been spoken has
been announced to date. The Sail
Francisco Chronicle of the 21st instant suggests that the luckless vessel may have been the Puako, barkeiitine, which left - the Sound early
in November lumber laden. So far
it has been impossible to substantiate
the reports of. loss. The Clayoquot
coast is reported to be strewn with
lumber, ns if from a lumber cargo,
Another notable event of the week
well worthy of. record was the exceedingly smart piece of salving done
by Mr. H. F. Bullen and his capable
crew with the steamer Maude in
raising and beaching the wrecked
steamer Boscowitz at Harbledown
Island. Messrs, Bullen bought tlie
wreck for $625 at the auction a few
weeks ago, and hoped to obtain
nothing more from it than tlie machinery, etc. By the exercise of
skill and determined energy Ihe
steamer has been saved practically
intact, and is to be brought to Victoria. The Messrs. Bullen deserve
Still another interesting marine
note of the week has been the sailing
of the French bounty boat La Rochefoucauld to Australia in ballast to
load for Europe. The captain of
the La Rouchefoiicauld expressed his
opinion pretty freely about Pacilic
Coast charter rales, and said he could
save money by sailing all the way
I" Australia light, there to load at
the more remunerative Antipodean
rates. The La Rochefoucauld left
behind her four of her .seamen, ill in
The principal arrivals and departures' nt Ihis port for the week have
Steamer City of Pncbla, the coast
passenger flyer, sailed last Saturday
night for San Francisco.
Steamer Leelanaw arrived at Tacoma last Tuesday with the largest]
single cargo of concentrates ever carried from the Treadwell mines to, Tacoma smelter, 2,500 tons.
French bark Guerveur arrived in
tow last. Saturday for charter. She
is having ports cut in her hnll to
load lumber al Chomninns, whither
she goes in  a day or two.
Steamer Wellington of the Dunsmuir fleet between Ladysmith and
San Francisco put up a new record
this week bv steaming from Lndy-
smilh to San Francisco, unloading
her coal cargo and steaming back to
T ndysmilh wharf within seven days.
Her run north was made in the re-
"inrknblv smart time of 00U hours,
f!r»i.l(>ri Gate In Royal Roads."
French shin Ln Rochefoucauld
wns lowed lo sea on Wednesday,
'""nd for Sydney to load for Europe.
Ship Eii'-'ollinrn was (owed to Port
Townsend Thursday by the tug
Lome, to load lumber.
Steamer Moana, of tbe Canadian-
Australian line, arrived here Thursday morning from Australia with a
large number of passengers. She
took 180 tons of freight for this
port on to Vancouver after landing-
her mail sacks and Victoria passengers.
Steamer Queen arrived from San
Francisco Wednesday night after a
lively tussle with tlie elements all
the way up from Frisco.
The German barque Osterbek left
San Francisco last Sunday bound
for Victoria to load lumber for Cal-
lao, Peru.
The Boston Towboat Company's
steamer Lyra will be due from Manila on Sunday, the 27th instant.
R.M.S. Tartar was due to arrive at
Victoria on Friday from Hongkong.
Steamer Yiugtsze of the China
Mutual Line will be due to arrive at
Victoria from United Kingdom ports
on December 3rd.
The Great Importance  of Graceful
Carriage—Learn to Walk
Christmas Trade.
Local merchants are now preparing
for the Christmas trade, and seasonable goods in large quantities arrived during the week from Montreal and Toronto. The grocery windows already are taking on a Christmas look, nuts, raisins, peel and other
things needful for rich puddings
and cakes being much in evidence.
Prospects for the Christmas trade
are brighter than for several years
Eastern turkeys are beginning to
arrive, and the retail price at this
date is 30 cents per pound, which is
immensely high. Turkeys are said
to be scarce in Eastern Canada, and
judging from the remarks made on
the subject by local dealers people
will not get their turkeys for less
It is most necessary that every
young girl should be taught the importance of a good carriage. So few
girls, now a days, seem to care very
much about the manner in which they
walk, or stand; but if they only knew
what a difference it makes in their
appearance, they certainly would pay
more attention to it. There is no reason whatever why a girl should look
awkward or gawky on the street.
Surely in the 'broad highway" there
is room for all. I can easily understand a girl about a certain age, say
from 12 to 17 (especially if she is
unusually large for her years) feeling shy and clumsy' at an afternoon
tea-party, in a drawing room full of
ladies and tea being carried about in
mother's best china cups. Then she
is in a constant state of terror and
imagines that all kinds of dreadful
things are going to happen, every time
she comes in contact with a teacup
or cake plate. Later on, however,
she will outgrow this nervousness.
But take this same girl walking to
school every morning, there is no excuse for her to amble along, her head
pushed forward, and shoulders up.
The head must be held high,- the
shoulders well thrown back, and it is
always best to carry something, a
book or umbrella, to keep the arms
from swinging. It is not necessary to
be stiff. Every young person is
naturally lithe and supple, to a certain extent, and if trained to walk
properly, and to stand straight when
young, they will grow up to be graceful and healthy women. "Train up
a child in the way she should go, and
when old she will not depart from
it."   Here are a few hints that may
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The expected rise in flour has not
yet materialized, but many house-'
keepers have laid in a good store
lately so as to be on the safe side.
Oats and hay arc expected to rise
hi the near future.
Building in Victoria.
From  figures supplied by the assessor   it    appears    that    a   large
amount of building has taken place
in   the  city  during    the    last    six
j mouths:   The C.P.R., outside of the
! hotel foundations^ is putting a considerable    sum    into  a  new  wharf,
warehouse   and   offices   which   will
swell the company's expenditure, as
included  ill  this year's estimate, to
III figure ranging from    $120,000    to
.$150,000.      During    the    past    few
j months    a   large number of private
j residences  have  been   erected,    and
j many    completed.    Tlie  burned  out
.district     on    Queen's   avenue    and
! streets  adjoining  are  rapidly  being
rebuilt,  there  having    been    twelve
new    houses    either    erected  or  iu
course    of    construction    since    the
j memorable   lire.     Many  of  the   new
dwellings  are  cottages  and    bungalows of pretty design.
The Rev, Canon iicanlands, who
went to England last year, sailed on
the 17th inst on bis return trip lo
Victoria. The canon has been I ravelling around England most of the
time, preaching in the interest of the
Society for Ihe Propagation of Ihe
Gospel, Last month he and Miss
Reaiilaiids visited Switzerland, staying at Sierra, in the Valais Canton,
The canon's many friends will be
pleased to welcome him back amongst
(hem again at a very early dale.
1 be of use.    Always walk as if yon
had a. destination, even when out for
exercise, walk as if you were going
somewhere, and at a good brisk pace.
\ Hold up your head and throw your
shoulders back.   Girls sometimes "go
; out for a walk" with    other   girl
friends.    You see them    sauntering
slowly along, arm in arm, going from
one side of the street to the other.
This is all very  well for the roads
in the woods, iii the middle of summer, when one practically lives out
of doors.   But it; is hardly the thing
| in the streets of a town in November, when one is Out for exercise, us
well as fresh air.    Another pointer:
When    out  walking,  always try  to
think  of  the  things  that are  most
j pleasant.    Nothing is more bracing
and refreshing to one's   mind    and
body than a good brisk walk of a
[mile or two on a bright cold day. in
good company.   Be sure and not drag
or shuffle your feet;  this will  tire
you quicker than anything, and it is
! not  in  the least  necessary.      Some
i girls do this to attract attention.   Do
| not   walk heavily, vulgarly speaking.
| "Do licit come down all your weight
I on  your  heels."      French    children
I long ago were always taught to walk
j about the school room on their toes;
this was supposed to teach them the
I iirl   of balancing',  and   also  to give
i them a light springly step.   It is a
well known fact that the ladies of the
old   French  schools,  were  the  most
graceful of women.   When singing or
reciting it is advisable to hold something,   flowers   or   a   roll   of  music.
Young girls are naturally nervous on
these occasions, and if the hands are
occupied,  they  will  not fidget  with
their  frock,  gradually  puckering  it
up, which I have so often seen happen  hi   pupils'-recitals, etc.    Avoid
standing on one foot more than tho
other: school girls often do this: and
I  might   say that  it  is a very bad
habit indeed. They will regret this
when older, and find they have one
hip or shoulder higher than the other.
One hears regrets every day such as
'' Ob, if I only did what I was taught
at school," or "Why did I not pay
more attention to mother, when she
told me to stand straight."
The everlasting- story by Daniel
Defoe has made the name of Robinson Crusoe a household word wherever speech is known. It will never
grow old, but like good wine, Will
improve with age. Many large stage
productions have been seen of Crusoe, both in drama and the big London pantomimes, but Mr. Bob Hewlette, director of the Hewlette Merry
Burlesquers, now appearing at the
Savoy Theatre, has written an up-
to-date burlesque upon the subject,
it is arranged in two acts, and four
scenes, and called "Robinson Crusoe, Jr." It; has been in active preparation for the past week, and will
be the offering for the, patrons of the
Savoy the coming week, starting
Monday, November 28. Many new
scenic, surprises will be introduced.
Besides many original musical numbers Mr. Hewlette has interpolated
some catchy numbers a la Pinafore.
"Robinson Crusoe, Jr.," is a show in
itself, but nevertheless, fifteen big-
vaudeville acts are introduced, immediately after the burlesque. Mr.
Mel Reilly, a favorite singing and
dancing comedian, from the leading
vaudevilles of the States will make
his first appearance here. He was
engaged specially for the part of that
man Friday. The clever Australian
character artiste, Miss Marie Sparrow, Will introduce something new.
Among the long list of entertainers
m'aye be mentioned Miss Mae Mul-
queen, Frankie Gale, Mabel Gerry,
Myrtle Bartelle, Dorothy Heather,
Minnie Adams, Electric Clark'Sisters,
Phyllis Courtney, Viola LePage,
Messrs. James Rowe, Jack Cragg and
others. Mr. Hewlette will be seen
as Capt. Will Atkins, the bad pirate.
No one should miss this monster bill.
Really a dollar show for 15 and 25
By Mulsuhilo, Emperor op Japan.
(The    following poem was written
for   the   students at t'he Peeresses'
School of Tokyo,   ft is translated bv
Arthur  Lloyd.)
The water placed in goblet, bowl or
Changes its form to it's receptacle;
And so our plastic souls take various
And characters of s-ood or ill, to fit
The good or evil in the friends we
Therefore be ever careful   in   your
choice of friends,
And let your special love be given to
Whose   strength   of   character  may
prove the whip,
That;  drives you  ever to fair Wisdom's goal.
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Your inspection invited.
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On Thursday next at the Victoria
theatre W. E. Nankeville's massive
Haverly's Minstrels, one of the biggest and best organizations touring
the country, will be seen here, presenting an exposition of that delightful form of entertainment, claimed
to be polite, refreshing and all new.
The new first part creation, "The.
Evolution of the Water-melon," is
said to be the most imposing scenic
and electrical production ever offered
in a similar entertatinment. In this,
the skill of the scenic artist and electrical expert have reached their summit, the result being a display of
stage splendor that is dazzling. The
famous "minstrel man," Billy Van,
otherwise known as "the assassin of
sorrow," heads the list of first prize
ideals, and he will have a brand new
lot of songs and merriment to deliver,
while "Beau Brnmmell" Jimmy
Wall, the artistic entertainer, will
sing and jest in his own magnetic
manner. Besides these two stars,
i there are ten other comedians, including Eddie Mazier and Andy Jenkins. The vocal department, including Franklyn A. Batie, W. A. Wolfe,
William Moore, Walter Dorsey, Joe
Mitchell, Sam Nahkeville and a care-
jfully selected double octette, is claimed to be the strongest ever heard in
minstrelsy. Among the special vaudeville features are, Clayton, Jenkins
nd Jasper, fresh from their foreign
riumphs, introducing their, comic
'novelty, "The Darktowii Circus."
The Young Brothers, acrobatic com-
iques, will be seen in their exciting
pantomime, "Quick Work "i Chinatown"; Billy Van will be heard in
lis masterly, mirthful monologue, and
Hazier & Conley, comedians and
arody singers, will entertain with a
irand new budget of fun. The closing number, "Moonlight in Dixie,"
} mammoth song and dance sketch
ith Jimmy Wall (the producer) and
iventy dancing adepts, illustrates
arkey life on the plantation. It is
beautiful portrayal of Southern life,
haracteristic and picturesque. There
ill be a street parade at 4:30 p.m.
•   *   •
The engagement of "Arizona" an-
punced for Monday next will doubt-
3ss afford the patrons of the Victoria
heatre considerable satisfaction. Mr.
'hornas' excellent play has repeated
ts wonderful original success in New
fork in another record breaking run
f four months, and at last goes en
our of the principal Eastern cities,
s well as those of the West.    The
uece is as full of bright color con-
rasts as the changing combinations
>f a kaleidoscope.    It fairly pulses
vith  fresh, vigorous,  active life  of
he young West.   It has a love, story
as tender and almost as tragic as that
of "Romeo and Juliet," and it has a
relief work of humor as ripe and unctuous as that which Mr. Thomas has
shown us in "Alabama" and in "In
Missoura."    That   "Arizona"   will
he richly staged and excellently acted
is guaranteed' by the names of the
artists who painted the scenes from
actual  sketches  in  the  territory of
Arizona, and the names of the clever
actors whom Mr. Thomas has chosen
for the principal roles of his piece.
The scenes of Acts I and IV,—"Can-
by's Ranch," near Fort Grant in the
Aravaiapa Valley, were painted by
Walter Burridge from sketches made
by  him  in  Arizona.    The  drawing
room   was painted by John    Faust
from actual rooms at the ranch and
military post.   The decorations, costumes and accoutrements   were   all
chosen and arranged by that eminent
authority on Western life and customs, Frederick Remington.
funny little girl is experiencing all
the pleasures of her enjoyment aud
all the pangs of her sorrows. There
is comedy of a cleanly type and with
it all there is just enough pathos of
a delicate character to give the play
a heart  interest which  makes it  a
masterpiece of rural drama.
•   »   *
That the Redmond Theatre has
been a huge success from the start
has been a positive fact.' All one
need.do to become assured of this
fact is to attend the theatre and meet
with the statement "We are very
sorry but we are sold out." This
proves what we have ofttimes said:
"Give the people of this city a good
show and success is assured."
During the first half of the week the
Redmond Company was seen in "The
Orphans" and gave a. splendid production of this immortal drama. The
scenery was on a most elaborate scale
and the costuming was excellent and
correct. The play attracted packed
houses at every performance', and
rightly too.
The last half of the week was taken up with a charming production of
"The Girl from Albany," a jolly
farce comedy which greatly pleased
our people judging from the crowded
Miss Alta Phipps
"Sis Hopkins" will come to the
Victoria theatre on Wednesday next
with Miss Rose Melville in the title
ride. This is the sixth season Miss
Melville has been playing the character of the shy and awkward little
country girl of Posey County,: Indiana, and each year the part grows in
popularity and Miss Melville and her
manager find it impossible to put
forth a new play which has been
ready for production for three seasons now. The demand for "Sis
Hopkins" is honest and it .speaks
well for Miss Melville's art and the
fidelity of the author in his*'-handling
of the human nature of the people'he
portrays. Miss Melville shows her
audiences the many sides to the character of "Sis Hopkins ".in so iquaint
and faithful a manner that it seems
as if the stow being told behind the
footlights iwere   rerf   and" that  the)
condition of the theatre every night.
,Mr. Redmond has an excellent com-'
pany and one that will make many
friends. They are all trained professionals and take a personal delight in presenting correctly the
character to which they are assigned.
Next week the management announces for the first part of the week
the great Russian play "Michael
Strogoff," giving way to another
comedy    production,    "Prince    Ro-
, miro" for the last half.
a    •    •
Thomas Jefferson tells a splendid
story,  illustrating the  ingeniousness
' of the soubrette who is late.   While
.lie     was     rehearsing    "Rip    Van
•Winkle" he had much trouble with
: a young actress who was very  an-
! noying,  being late  at  nearly  every
; rehearsal.    She failed to report one
| day, and he determined to make an
example    of   her before the whole
company.    When   she   came  in  the
! next day Mr. Jefferson said:
!    "Do you know that you arc a day
I late?   What excuse have you to of-
"Please, sir, I didn't bring it with
■ me, Mr. Jefferson,"    she    answered
"Didn't  bring what?"  thundered
I the actor.
"My excuse, Mr.   Jefferson.   Yon
see, I got married yesterday, but I
didn't think you would want to see
; my husband,"
*   *   *
Pretty Mina Rudolph, leading lady
of the San Toy Company, recently in
i Victoria, has been very seriously hurt
in an automobile accident near Los
j Angeles. Owing to some defect in
the road the car capsized and the
three occupants were thrown violent-
| ly to tbe road.    Miss Rudolph was
' accompanied by Humphrey Praed,
son of Mrs. Campbell Praed, the well
, known novelist, and the unforuiiale
man was killed outright, He was a
bachelor and 28 years of age.   Miss
i Rudolph is suffering from concussion
! of the brain and minor injuries, and
is recovering. The chaffeur was nnt
so badly hurt. Mr. Praed was driving the car at the time of the., accident.
In spite of. .the strong attractions
provided in other houses, Manager
Jamieson's popular theatre, the
Grand, has been doing excellent
business during the week, aud there
is no sign of any falling off in patronage. There is an excellent bill
for next week. James A. Dunn,
"the man with a hundred voices";
tbe Fowlers, who perform marvellous feats, which have to be seen to
be believed, and Cummings and Mer-
ley, in their funny little play, "The
Bogus Countj" are among the attractions in next week's bill.
• •   »
A great many theatregoers missed
a treat on Thursday night by failing
to attend the excellent production of
George Barnard Shaw's odd and brilliant comedy "Candida.' It is not
exactly an amusing play—although it
is quaint and original and stimulating
to the brain. Lester Lonergan, as the
young poet, Marchbanks; David
Murray as the parson, and Miss Hunt
as Candida, played their respective
parts with marked ability. The chief
attraction of the play is its high literary quality. Candida's sentiments
are not always admirable.
The Pringle Company has five
weeks yet to run prior to the cornel usion of its engagement at the
Crystal theatre. The company has
been doing splendid business during
the week with the "Eccles' Girls"
and "A Bashful Lover," the cosy
little theatre being crowded every
night. Iii ,'the "Eccles' Girls" Mr.
Pringle took the part of Old Eccles
with great sluecess. The popular
English '5-act comedy-drama, "Only
a Farmer's Daughter" will be played
at the Crystal for three nights commencing Monday and a' matinee.
• »   *
The old time play, "Rip Van Winkle," with Thomas Jefferson as Rip,
was handsomely staged at the Victoria Theatre on Monday night. There
was not a large audience and the
production, which was excellent from
every point of view, deserved much
better patronage. The scenery was
particularly fine, and Mr. Jefferson
proved himself a worthy successor to
his father, Joseph.
• *   *
"The Pierrots" are with us again.
After a very successful tour of the
province and Washington state, these
clever entertainers have returned to
the Dallas Hotel where they will stay
for a month prior to journeying to
San Francisco to fulfi an engagement.
The Pierrots will commence a series
if entertainments nt the Dallas on
Monday night.
»   »   *
The ever popular American pantomime "The Devil's Auction" will
come along to the Victoria Theatre
at the end of next week, with lots of
new dances, scenery and effects.
The Court of Appeals, with the
Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Irving,
Mr. Justice Martin and Mr. Justice
Duff on the bench, concluded its
business here on Monday by refusing
to allow appeal in the case of Lai
fine, sentenced in the Vancouver
County Court to eight years penal
servitude for *wrj'ury. The grounds
on which leave to appeal was asked
were that an improper nath had been
taken by Ping at the trial, and that
Ping's written confession had been
obtained by undue influence and
should not have been allowed in evidence.
The Criminal Assize Court will resume its interrupted session on
Monday, December (ith. Mr. Justice
Martin will preside, and the cases
tn be tried include the Chinese conspiracy case and the re-trial of
Wong Ou. and Wong Gow for the
murder of the Chinese theatre manager.  '
There will be a sitting of the Supreme Court in divorce and matrimonial causes on December (ith,
when the suit of M. D. Dean for
divorce from Edith Dean will be
tried. Edward Sager is named as
Annie Stockand, a young girl
from .the country, charged with
stealing clothing, etc., value $10,
from the boarding house in which
she stayed, was allowed out on suspended sentence bv Magistrate Hall
*   »   • '
•The preliminary hearing of Ihe
charge of assault, upon Conductor McLeod on nn ESquimaU car preferred
againsl Chas. Jasper, Wm. Worth and
Victor Streck. hns cdtoffieiiced in the
provincial police court. Mr. A. E.
McPhillips, K.C, appears for the
prosecution* and Mr. A. L. Belyea,
K.C, for the prisoners.
(The Czar of Russia, like several
other sovereigns and noted leaders,
is a poet. The following stanzas
were secured for Success by special
arrangement. The translator has
made no effort to produce rhymes,
his aim being to make n literal reproduction that would preserve the
exact original sense of the Russian
My happiness was born at night;
It has only flourished in darkness:
I have lost my joy in life,
And wander wearily in gloom.
My soul gropes sadly searching
In mental fog; it pines
And pravs and suffers,
Bnt find no peace on earth.
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In the matter of the Application of
William Farrell for a Certificate
of Indefeasible Title to Subdivision Lots D and E of the Garbally Estate (Map 116) Victoria
District (now Victoria City).
Notice is hereby given that it is
my intention to issue a Certificate of
Indefeasible Title to the above land
to William Farrell on the 6th day of
February, 1905, unless, in the meantime, a valid   objection   thereto   be
made to me in writing by a person
claiming an estate or interest therein'
or in any part of it.
Land Registry Office, Victoria, B.
C, 31st October, 1904.
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Woodmen of the World.
Meets ist and 3rd Fridays. Assessment! arc
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Members must notify clerk of change of occupation and location.
Independent Forester*.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No, 1 Hall
A. O. U. W„ ist and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. m.
Thos. Le Messeurier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec., 191 Chatham Stct*t>
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Victoria Aerie No. is F. O. E. meets ntrf
Wednesday evening in Eagle Hall, Adelpat
Block, at 8:30 p. m. Sojourn ug brother* mid*
welcome. Joseph Wachter, rt. President; Frank
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Far West Lodge No. 1 meeta at their Halt, cor
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IX i
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The bout between Bert Clark, of
Denver, and Harry Augustine, of
Glasgow, on Monday night was short
and sharp. Augustine is a colored
man and when he stepped into the
ring he found many supporters as he
is a well built man and looks like a
stayer. Clark, on the other hand,
while having the appearance of a
powerful fighter, has not the graceful
build of his opponent. But he has a
long reach and a deadly punch. Both
men proved hard hitters from the
word "go," Clark doing a lot of jabbing with his left, following these
blows with an occasional right to the
body. Augustine fought for his opponent's body most of the time and
got in some stiff blows, but Clark was
not worried much and never let up an
aggressive fight until in the third
round he swung a fierce right to Augustine's jaw. The colored man hesitated as he broke from the clinch
that followed, and then sank to his
knees and rolled onto his side. At
the count of four he rose and instead
of fighting warily went for his man
and a second later received another
deadly swing to his jaw which.sent
him to the floor again. His supporters shouted to him to get up "and once
he made an effort but sank back
again. He was fairly down and out.
Clark assisted the beaten man to his
chair and he soon recovered. It was
a fair and square fight, and the best
man won. Augustine displayed a
lack of generalship in the, losing battle. He might have taken the count
the first time he went down and then
simply avoided punishment. until the
end of the round. In the preliminary
between Abrahams and Miller of H.
M. S. Bonaventure, the former won
easily in the second round, putting
his man out with a stiff right to the
jaw. The winner challenged Bert
Clark to a 20-round go on the conclusion of the big match, but the terms
have not yet been decided upon.
*   *   *
Now that the J. B. A. A. ball is a
thing of the past, the members of this
popular club are once more devoting
all their energies to the fascinating
indoor games of handball. A cham-'
pionship doubles tournament has been j
arranged, in which each team must!
play all the others. The team which i
wins the most games will be entitled
to the championship of the club. A
similar tournament was held last
year, when D. Jones and Walter Jesse,
were victorious after a very exciting
series of games. Their great struggle
with S. McB. Smith and J. Leeming, when they.won by one point, is
still fresh in the memory" of the
handball experts.- Although they
were defeated by B. Pettingell and
F. C. Davie in the handicap doubles
this season, Jones and Jesse still retain the open doubles championship.
Experts on the game are about evenly divided, in opinion as to whether
Jones and Jesse will retain their
laurels in the present tournament.
J. S. Jost and J. Finlayson, the winners of the handicap doubles, make a
very strong pair, as no matter how
badly things are going against them,
they always make a whirlwind finish In their last match with R.
Peden and K. Hughes, the score was
18-8, against them, but they pulled
themselves together and ran up to 21
points without allowing their opponents to score again! B. C. Pettingell and J. Hart will make another
strong team. Both players have won
the singles championship of the club,
and combined, they will be exceptionally dangerous. R. Peden and K.
Hughes will have to be reckoned with,
ns they are perhaps the steadiest pair
in the club. S. McB. Smith and J.
Leeming play well together and as
they captured second place last
year, they should come close to the
top of the tree upon this occasion.
1 •   •   •
The first "big" Rugby match of
the season in Victoria will take place
this afternoon between Victoria and
Vancouver, and it promises to be a
hard fought battle. Vancouver is
confident of victory, drawing conclusions from the defeat of Victoria by
Nanaimo. But there will be a difference between Victoria's team today and that sent to the Coal City.
Speaking .generally, the team to-day
will he composed of a number of,
heavier and older men. and it is
doubtful if the Vancouver players,
will be able to make up in speed and
combination in the three-nuarter line
for the probable superiority of Victoria forwards, The Victoria team
had a fine, hard practice game against
the Bonaventure fifteen at the Caledonia grounds on Tuesday defeating
the sailors by 13 points to 6, and
showing considerable good form. Today's match should attract a big
crowd of spectators if the   weather
is favorable.
•   •   •
The Fernwood Young Men's Club
has commenced a "best average"
singles-handball tournament in order
to properlv place the players iu future handicap tournaments. Appended are the scores in the first
Before the season closes there
may be a series of matches for the
singles and doubles-championship of
the city, and in view of the friendly
rivalry between the different clubs,
these matches would be followed
with keen interest.
The Victoria* West*'Athletic Club
has decided to take up handball, and
no doubt the representatives of the
western suburb will i soon make a
reputation for themselves.
The atheletes of the Y.M.C.A. are
determined to be up-to-date, and a
strong committee is making arrangements to have a handball court
marked out in the gymnasium.
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Our Competitions
Ph P- fc <! <<
H. Jameson  ..2 42 30 6 ..
P. K. Winch..2 42 32 5 ..
F.  Moore   ....2 38 30 4 ..
H. Spengler ..1 21 20 1 ..
W. Marchant'.2 38 38 . ..
W.  Bassett   ..2 30 33 . iy,
E. B. Jones  ..2 32 42 . ,   5
A. Marconini  .1 15 21 .'•"''  6
W. Wilson  ...2 30- 42 . '6
Play will be continued next Tuesday evening.
* »   *
The Portland : Rowing Club has
taken its defeats- in the N.P.A.A.O.
regatta very.'much to heart, and now
the officials are looking out for a
first-class, ..professional., coach,.. in.. or-.
der to make a good showing at the
annual regatta next year; which -will
be held in Victoria. The .Portland
rowing, men consider, tjiat their de-.
feats are'due to the ..faulty -stroke,
used by the crews.. They are-warm
admirers of the "J.B.A.A^ strokes—
"Dan O'Sullivan,'of the old-"Big
Four," and W. W. Wilson, of. the
present "Big Four." The J.B.A.A.
have this stroke down to a fine art,
and all the other clubs have tried to
copy it, but they have not succeeded. The Portland men hope to secure the services of Dan. J. Murphy,
of Boston, or Fred Plaisted, as coach,
Then they hope to make a better
showing against the J.B.A.A., Vancouver and Nelson. ■:■•     •
J. T. Brown, the Yorkshire and
"All-England" cricketer, is dead.
This famous all-round player was a
grand point, and a good slow bowler, but his strongest 6ard was bat:-,
ting. He first appeared for Yorkshire on July 8th, 1899, and played
until May, 1*904. During this period
he scored. 17,000 runs for Yorkshire, with an average of 30. One
of his best displays of batting was in
1895. Playing for England against
Australia at Melbourne, he enabled
the Old Country to win the rubber,
for he made 140 runs in two hours
and twenty-five minutes, and his innings will never be forgotten by
those who were fortunate to witness
• •   •
Victoria has a fine forward line
this season. In'; the opening games
of the season, although the team
made a creditable showing, it was
much criticized, and old players
claimed the men were too light. This
fault has been remedied. With the
inclusion of C; B. Kennedy, J. C.
Targett, W. Jaeger and D. Menzies in the forward line this branch
of the team is heavy and very fast,
while the backs, besides having
plenty of speed, are good kicks and
deadly tackles. The Vancouver
champions will have a very hard
tussle before they defeat this team,
if they ever do.
* *   •
San Francisco sporting circles are
keenly interested in the fight between "Battling" Nelson, the Danish fighter, who has made such a
good name for himself, and
"Young" Corbett, the conqueror of
"Terrible Teddy" McGoveru. Corbett is expected to win,-but followers of the manly art of self-defence
predict that he will have the hardest
fight of his career. The contest will
take place next Tuesday night.
• •   •
Rugby football enthusiasts are
very pleased to see K. Scholefield
and Al. Gillespie in the game once
more. They are both splendid play-
el's, and their presence in the back
division of the senior tenm gives
more confidence to the forwards,
who feel that the men behind them
can be relied upon in every emergency.
* By tha Editor |
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Monkey's remark. 'Quite a large
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hardly comes within' the terms of
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is ingenious. The competitor • who
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political salad," did not understand
the idea of the competition. "All's
well that ends well," emanated clearly from a good Liberal, as also did the
remark "Monkey tricks make people
get Riley," which is ingenious.
There were no competitors for the
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but a number of readers sent in
verses. Some of these were fairly
good but, as usual in verse compel
titions, many of the versfes received
consisted of "rhyme without reason."
The best lines sent in were those entitled "To Cupid," by Mr. J. Forsyth Smith of Vernon, and the prize
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W. V. R.,
James Bay, Nov. 21, 1904.
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