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Modern  7-roomed   Dwelling,
Sorner lot, good locality, brick
nd stone foundation.   $2,800.
;.C. LandS Investment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
Maryland Casualty Co
Policies  issued  at lowest rates
covering Personal Accident, Disability, Health, Elevator Boiler, and all Liability.
R. P. RITHET*CO.Ld.Victoria, B.C.
l?ol.I.   No. 23
Price 8 Cents.
See the Soldiers!!
Fifth Regiment in Camp at Point Hacaulay
Interesting programme of Athletic and Military Sports and
Promenade Concert by the Band of the Regiment.
Drumhead Service.
Concert by the Regimental Band.
Special Tram Service
Pints, 75c.        Quarts, 90c.        Half Gallon $115, , ,
(20 LB. SACK B. C. SUGAR $1.10. DIXI H.  ROSS & CO. I I
^ Leave your orders for preserving berries.
[Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B.C.
Owners and operators of following Salmon Canneries—
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River. Inverness, Skeena River.
Home Manufacture.
BRA6KMAN & KER M. CO..: Limited.
MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
P. 0. Box
T. ELFORD, Manager.
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co., Ld.
Mills at Shawnigan Lake.
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. C.
— Manufacturers of—
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles,   mouldings, [Etc.,  of The [Best Quality.
easoned'and Kiln Dried Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
Doesn't Go.
Police and Civic Officials Strangely Reluctant to Close Games
at the Savoy.
GamblinrHs ca^rii'si on nightly at the
The Mayor knows it.
The Police Magistrate knows it.
The Chief of Police knows it.
Every man about town knows it.
The officials named know it officially,
because they were so informed officially
by a man, who said that he had been
gambling there for many nights and was
prepared to prove it in court that the
place is a gaming house. He says that
he got very little satisfaction; that he
was asked if lie would be satisfied if he
got his money back; that he was told
that the difficulties in the way of securing a conviction are enormous; that a
week's preparations are necessary before
a raid can be made. The Mayor, the
Police Magistrate and the Chief of Police will recognize immediately who the
person is, and they will have to admit
that they have not taken the least trouble to find out if what he alleged was
The Chinese gambling houses are raided every now and then; every other
known gambling resort in the city, except the Savoy, has been closed; the
Savoy remains, and there night after
night a crowd of people of all sorts and
conditions lose their own and other
people's money, and ruin their prospects in life.
The people who resort to the Savoy
are soldiers, sailors, workingmen, clerks
and people in positions oi trust and responsibility. Names could be given if
it were thought desirable. Instances
could be mentioned, where young men,
having temporary charge of their employers' money, have made losses and
been compelled to borrow money from
their associates so as to square matters
up before the employers got down to
business in the morning. One case, at
least, can be told where the young man
lost more than he was able to borrow,
and the consequence was that he lost
his position. Men lose money there,
which must belong to somebody else,
because their private resources are not
equal to the drain upon their purses.
The gambling is carried on under
the very thin disguise of a club. A person desiring to play may be required
to sign a printed paper by which he
agrees to be governed by the rules of
the club. He pays nothing for the privilege of membership. In the gambling
room a few papers lie about on tables,
so as to give it some remote resemblance
to a reading room. The principal literature consists of a well known work in
fifty-two chapters, twelve of which consist of familiar portraits, which for convenience sake are printed in duplicate
on each page. The games are roulette,
stud poker, black jack and craps. The
people apparently in charge are Macdonald and Stevenson. The door of the
gambling room is guarded by a colored
man. There is a second room, where it
is alleged people resort, who are averse
to having the smell of labor coming between the wind and their gentility.
Stories of losses are told that are
startling, although as a rule a hundred
dollars or so a night would be the maximum figure, and of course the majority
of the losses are in individual sums of
much smaller amount. The man who
told the Mayor, the Police Magistrate
and the Chief of Police had lost about
a hundred dollars on the occasion of his
last visit, 1
Since he told the officials mentioned
of his loss and his desire to prosecute,
he has had placed in his bands ample
evidence that the games are running.
On the very night of the day when the
Uiief of Police enlarged upon the difficulty of obtaining a conviction, this man
sent two others to the Savoy and they
reported that the games were .in full
blast. Since then other men were sent
to the house' to obtain evidence, and
came away with plenty of it, and have
been ready to go into court and give
their testimony.
The game of black jack has been declared by the Supreme Court of British
Columbia to be such a game of chance as
makes the room where it is played a
gaming house under the law, and therefore renders the person in charge of the
room liable to a penalty. This was
decided in Petrie's case, in Vancouver,
and he was fined $200. The court held
that black jack was in no way essentially different from baccarat, and the latter has been held in Great Britain to be
an illegal game of chance. The test
seems to be that a game is illegal if the
dealer or banker, or any one else, is
necessarily under a greater disadvantage or possesses a greater advantage
than the other players. This definition
makes all the games played in the Savoy
illegal, and there is not the least sense
in any one pretending that proof that
they are played nightly cannot be obtained if the police want it.
A pretence is made that convictions
are exceedingly difficult in such cases.
This is absolute nonsense. It is an excuse, not a reason, for failure to prosecute. But granting that the proof may
be difficult, what does that signify?
(Continued on page 3.)
A Bloodless
Local Conservatives Resent Machine   Dictation   and   Turn
Down the Old Brigade.
The anual meeting of the Liberal Conservative Association ot Victoria which
took place in the Eagle Hall on Thursday night, was outward decorous and
harmonious, but it marked the final battle-field between the opposing factions in
the party. Ever since the party was divided some time ago, a division which
really dates back to the Prior-Bodwell
election, a determined effort has been
made by a small minority in the party
to secure the control of its councils.
Frustrated in the general association the
recalcitrants started aa junior association, the leading spirits in which have
constantly endavored to butt into the
executive committee of the general association. On this occasion an attempt
was made to recommend to the association a slate of office holders drawn in a
caucus of certain members of the old
executive and a committee of the junior
association. The rank and file apparently
resented this dictation for they turned
down every man that had anything to
do-•with it including even Mayor Barnard and Mr. George Jay, men who
have previously been at the head of the
poll for representative positions in the
party. The turning down was quietly
but scientifically executed, so much so
that tbe victims hardly knew they were
hurt. A curious feature of the new
executive committee is that tbe legal
profession has been almost entirely
President—Wm. Mable.
Vice-presidents — Angus McKcown,
Thomas Hooper, and J. A. Bolden.
Secretary—T. Cashmore.
Treasurer—H. F. W. Behnsen.
Executive—Wm. Moresby, Bishop, D.
B. Bogle, J. Brown, J. Boycc, A. Duncan, H. D. Helmcken, J. J. Leason, R.
Monteith, McKenzie, H. G, Penketh,
I George Phillips, W. H. Price, P. Rid-
j dell, and G. S. Russell.
Those Oil and
Coal Lands.
Government Decides to Issue Licenses Under Conditions Bringing the Test of Priority Before
. the Courts.
As was indicated in "Progress" two
weeks ago, the Government has defined
its policy with reference to the coal
and oil lands of Block 4593 in East
Kootenay. Locators will all receive
licences to prospect the land they have
located at a fee of $100 a year per
square mile. The raising of the fee
from from $50 to $100 was not unexpected. It will not have the effect of
much increasing the revenue derived
from fees, as a number of applications
will probably be withdrawn. In the uncertainty and confusion which have existed, a good deal of the land has been
located more than once, sometimes upon
very frivolous pretexts and sometimes
in ignorance of its having been staked
before. The necessity of paying a higher fee will cause locators to examine
more closely into whether their land
was vacant at the time they staked it
and thus tend to simplify matters.
In the issue of licenses the Government has been careful to protect itself
against giving any guarantee of title
except to vacant land. Title will only
be vested in the original locator, although licenses may be issued to subsequent locators of the same ground.
Such licenses will give no action or
right to compensation from the Government.
Thus ends in the only way consistent
with the rights of all concerned, the
most extraordinary complications ever
witnessed in the agrarian history of any
country. The next chapter will be the
development of this second Pennsylvania as it has lately been aptly designated. This will tax the resources both
of the locators and of the Provincial
Government. A curious difference manifests itself at once between the Provincial and Dominion governments. The
latter has already erected a custom
house-on the Montana boundary at Sage
Creek. That is all it has to do. As capital
and population flow into the country
its tribute is collected automatically and
without expenditure. The Provincial
Government is in an entirely different
position. This year the Provincial Government will derive a revenue of possibly $50,000 directly from license fees
and also a considerable revenue from
the registration of companies and so
forth. But the country is roadless and
without any civil government whatever,
without government offices, court houses,
schools, jails. AH such things have to
be provided. Doubtless such a rich portion of tne province will rapidly become self-supporting, but it will require
a large capital expenditure upon limited
sources of revenue, by the Provincial
Government, whereas the Dominion
Government will receive a large revenue
from the beginning without any capital
expenditure at all.
The licenses to be issued do not carry
the surface rights. This will not affect
the development of the country, but it
will lead to complications in the future
if speedy provision is not made for the
passing of a good title in such settlements as may spring up. The history of
government townsites in this province
has been deadly and disastrous, full of
exasperation to settlers and without any
revenue benefit to the Government. The
ownership of a townsite by the Government has a tendency to sap the town
spirit of the settlers who look to the
Government to do everything to build
up the town instead of to themselves.
(Continued on pnye 3.)
TWENTY Per Cent. Off all New Spring Suits, Pants and Overcoats.
V ctoria
Day by Day.
—Picnic Pleasures:
One of ihe early summer picnics that
promises to be fruitful in delights is
arranged for this afternoon at Shawnigan, the ladies aid of St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church being responsible
for the outing. The train will leave
Victoria at 1130, and the afternoon
will be given up to boating, fishing, etc.,
refreshments not being overlooked.
—fn Forma  Pauperis:
The Government has asked for free
water for the purpose of irrigating the
grass in front of the Parliament Buildings. It is somewhat novel to find a
Provincial Government asking charity
from a city, and it is probable that the
request was inspired by some exceedingly zealous subordinate, wishing to
make a record for economy.
—More Water Wanted:
Residents of Fort street complain that
they are almost discouraged in their
efforts to keep their gardens looking
presentable, because the visits of the
watering carts are so few and far between that all bloom is destroyed by the
clouds of dust. Fort street, in its upper
portion, is one of the show places of the
city, and it ought to be better looked
after in this respect.
the door with a rapid fire of religious
talk, very much of which is wholly above
adverse criticism. Then they leave a
couple of modest little pamphlets and
promise to call again. The pamphlets
bear the address of the principal member of the partnership, who has a post
office box in the city, a fact indicating
that '-" :- here not merely as a bird of
passage. This is a free country and
as long as a man keeps within the law*
there is no reason why he may not
preach and teach any faith that suits
his particular fancy, but "Progress" recommends its readers to discourage the
approach of the advocates of Mormon-
ism. There are things in the teachings
of that sect which are altogether admirable, but there is much that is altogether
abominable. What is admirable can be
found in equal excellence in Christian
churches;' what is abominable is peculiar to Mormonism. Therefore it is a
good religion to have nothing to do
—Harby Bay Trail:
Mr. Nordstrom of Quatsino has been
in the city for a few days. He reports
a decided improvement in conditions in
that part of the Island.   He has been
—A Provincial Architect:
Mr. Sam Hooper of Winnipeg, brother
of Mr. Thomas Hooper of this city, has
been appointed first Provincial Architect for the province of Manitoba. His
first important work will be the preparation of plans for the agricultural
college to be erected in the western
suburbs of Winnipeg. Mr. ifooper is
gone South to visit American agricultural institutions, in order to pick up
pointers on their construction.
—Dominion Day Picnic:
The annual Roman Catholic Sunday
School picnic under the auspices of the
Cathedral parish is arranged to take
place as usual on the 1st of July, a committee being already at work to assure
the success of the outing. This committee includes Messrs. M. Steele, president ; J. Toye, secretary; J. Colbert, Sr.;
Al. McDonald, H. O'Leary, F. Sehl, J.
Anderton, H. G. Proctor, and M. Hart,
with Mcsdamcs Harlock, treasurer, and
Sweeny, and Misses Cotilin, Baines,
O'Keefe, and Gray.
There is weeping and wailing and not
a little gnashing of teeth among the
faithful followers of the Government
in this city, in consequence of the speedy
appointment of a successor to Mr. T.
B. Hall in the assessorship; the promotion of Mr. Worsfold, and the simultaneous minor appointments, having afforded no opportunity for the office-
seekers to get busy. What's a good
Conservative government for anyway,
is now a paraphrase of the plaintive cry.
—A Land of Roses:
"It's a very mistaken idea the vast
majority of people have of the Klondike
country," remarked M. J. Henry, the
veteran nurseryman to a "Progress"
man the other day. "Fancy it's all snow
and ice up there, some of them do.
That's nonsense. As a matter of fact
we are shipping immense quantities of
delicate nursery stock to Dawson every
spring—roses are particularly in demand, and they thrive and bloom well.
We are also receiving and filling many
orders from tlie Orient for nursery
stock. Every Empress takes out some
large consignments."
—Keeping Up With tbe Times:
With the growing popularity of Victoria and suburbs as a tourist and pleasure resort, it is pleasing to note that the
liverymen are keeping pace with the
times. The latest livery, boarding and
sale stables added to the list are those
of Steve White, situate on Yates street,
a few doors above Blanchard. Mr.
White has just installed a number of
the latest and best makes of rigs, most
of them provided with rubber tires and
all luxuriously upholstered. "Steve" is
admittedly one of the best judges of
horseflesh in the province,- and keeps
nothing but the best, so that all who patronize him may rely upon securing the
full enjoyment of a drive under most
favorable conditions.
—Ho for Salt Lake:
Two very well dressed and particularly loquacious apostles of tbe faith
of the Latter Day Saints arc perambulating this city and engaging in a house
to house campaign for converts of their
cause. Their method of procedure is
to assail the person who meets them at
News of
The Province.
The loggers of the Canadian Pacific
coast have practically decided to close
down all their camps, and cease operating   indefinitely.    Over  four  thousand
three hundred men will be thrown out
of employment, plants valued at more
than   three   hundred   thousand   dollars
will be left idle, and a monthly turnover of more than five hundred thousand dollars will cease.   The trouble is
the same old one of which the loggers
have been complaining for the past three
years.    An  order-in-council  passed  by
! the Government prevents operators from
j exporting to the United States logs cut
j from lands   held under   special license
! and the prices paid by the mills of Brit-
j ish Columbia are not sufficiently high to
I enable the loggers to   meet   expenses.
I "Ground between the government regulations on the one hand and the mill-
men's combine on the other," the loggers are in a bad plight, and, as a number of them say, "it is better to meet
Province Building,
Victoria, B. C.
Perfect Work
Prompt Service
Have you noticed
that we often <
has brought the town to serious straights
and no one cares to assume the task
of working out the problems presenting
Wm. Moulton, a young Englishman,
was drowned at Moyie last week, while
practising log riding. He could not
John Genelle of the Yale Columbia
Some Pioneers of Yachting in Victoria.
urging the Government to improve the
trail from Hardy Bay to Coal Harbor,
and while he has not received an absolute promise that something will be
done, he is hopeful that the summer will
not pass without the necessary improvement b'eing made. The trail, which is
nine miles long, is in very bad condition,
so that it is impossible to get a horse
over it, and a man finds it very difficult. If it were put in such shape that
a horse could pack over it, the trail
would be much used, because people
going to and from Quatsino could then,
if they wished, used the steamers on the
east side of the Island, instead of being
compelled to wait for the bi-monthly
sailings on the West Coast.
Preparations arc now well under way
for completion of organization of the
new tennis association for the Pacific
Northwest, all five clubs having agreed
to the draft constitution. A meeting will
now be held in this city one week from
to-day to complete organization.
Following is the schedule of games to
be played in the two-team lacrosse
league of Vancouver and Victoria:
July I—Victoria at Vancouver.
July 16—Vancouver at Victoria.
July 23—Victoria at Vancouver.
August 6—Vancouver at Victoria.
September 3—Victoria at Vancouver.
The game played on the 24th tilt, will
be counted.
Defying The Trainer.—"Mrs. Henry
Green of Seventh avenue treated the
victorious Mt. Pleasant Junior Lacrosse
team  to  ice cream  at  McKinnons on
Saturday."—Mt. Pleasant Advocate.
* *   *
Their Highnesses—"Everything is reasonable in Poplar. There is nothing high
in the camp except the creek and Parson
Smith's plug bat."—Poplar  Nugget.
* *   *
'Ware Vancouver—"Bears are very
plentiful close to Vancouver this spring.
Judging from the police reports, wolves
arc also numerous in that city."—Poplar Nugget.
Price's Gold Medal Brnnd Chocolates and Confectionery are the
Purest an>' Best made.   Ask your
death suddenly than to drag on indefinitely." Hence the proposed early and
complete shut-down of all camps.
The little 18-rnonths-oId son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Allen of Fernie died
suddenly on Monday from the effects
of poison taken accidentally. On Monday morning the little fellow who was
just learning to walk nicely came across
antiseptic tablets and swallowed one of
them. These tablets are a deadly poison,
each containing ?i/2 grains of bichloride
of mercury, which quantity being sufficient to kill several men. Symptoms of
poisoning soon began to manifest themselves and at 12 o'clock that night the
sufferer expired, despite the efforts of
the attending physician.
Stipendiary Magistrate Forbes is holding a fire inquest at Fernie to determine the cause of the late fire.
A surprise awaited tbe inhabitants of
Phoenix Tuesday morning, and the
"oldest inhabitant" was put to it to beat
the record. A high wind prevailed most
of the night, and by daylight the earth
was covered with nearly five inches of
snow, something that no one can remember ever happened before at this
season of the year.
The trial of the big damage suits
against the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.,
in consequence of the losses of life in
the explosion of three years ago, have
been brought to an end this week.
The B. C. Electric Railway Co. has
absorbed the Vancouver Gas Co. and
announces a 20 per cent, reduction in the
price of electric light in the Terminal
City on the 1st of July.
W. D. Ross, a prominent young barrister and Liberal politician of Vancouver, met his death by drowning this
week, walking off the wharf while taking stroll. He was to have been married in tbe course of a few weeks, to
Miss James, daughter of the superintendent of the Anglo-American telegraphs in Prince Edward Island.
Vancouver's city council has passed a
$1,000 grant for the Dominion Day celebration.
The Fifth and Sixth regiments will
participate in a sham battle at Macaulay
Point on Monday.   .
Vernon, like Phoenix, is having much
difficulty in getting people to serve on
the  aldermanic   board.    Bad   financing
Lumber Co., met his death last week by
Mr. J. W. Cobum, formerly of this
city, has been unanimously chosen mayor
of Ladysmith.
Frank Butler, a brakeman on the
Spokane & Northern train, was killed
last Saturday near Ymir.
Yacht Marietta has won the Ladies'
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R. L. Drury, provincial manager, 34
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We ask you to try Price's Pure
Foods   They are Absolutely Pure
Has cured in Victoria—
1 case of abscess in hip joint.
1 case of pneumonia and pleurisy in
2i/2 days.
1 case of typhoid in five days.
1 case of spinal meningitis .
3 cases of inflammatory rheumatism.
2 cases  of consumption,  besides  any
number of smaller cases. No sensation experienced during use. Call
or inquire Mrs. Herbert Kent, 243
Yates street, or 'phone 185B.
Ileal Estate & Financial Agent
Auent British America Assurance Co.
for Vancouver Island.
Money to loan.
Estates managed.
QUEEN S        Telephone;
Cor. G   Hand Johnson Sts., Victoria.
Wholesale and
Contractors by appointment to His Majestjl
Royal Navy, the Dominion Government, etc.
Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
Summer Goods
Window Screen, all sizes
ao, 30, 35 and 4<j
Meat Covers -   - 10c up to i\
Hammocks -   90c up to $5.
Garden Hose, - $5.50 to $7.4
for 50 feet.
Hastie's Fair
77 Government St.   *.
Portraits by "REM
A new departure in photograph]
sitters  taken  in   their   own  hon
amidst their home surroundings, 1
results unsurpassable in any studio,]
Sittings by appointment only.
Specimens of work to be seen at ,|
35 Fort Street,
'Phone 224, or apply to "Rex," 8 St|
acona, avenue.
P. 0  Box 42S.
Phone 5-
The D.W.HI
In response to a general request it 1
been decided to issue the series of h|
torical sketches from the pen of
in a handsomely bound and illustratl
volume of about 400 pages, at a un
form sale price of $1.50 1
The stories are 44 in number ai
have been carefully edited for the pre;
by the author.
Sale will be by subscription only.
Delivery will be about July the ls<
Lists will be found at the bookstoq
and in the hands of authorized agen
WANTED—Reliable active route bo|
to deliver " Progress" early Saturdj
mornings.   Apply 35 Fort Street.
Everything that the market affords.
Private entrance and rooms for parti
Best attendance.
Open day and night.
Business Men's Lunch.   Meals 25c]
ft. A. FREDERICKS, Proprietor]
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Thorough Instruction. Graduates Fil
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E. A. Macmillan, Principal.] PROGRESS, SATURDAY  JUNE 18, 1904
|Model Love Letter Read in Court Dur-
j      ing the Trial of a Breach of
Promise Case.
(By T. D.)   .
The many articles published recently,
on events that occurred during the early
(lays of Victoria, are quite interesting.
The  fault,   if  any,  to  be  found  with
:bem, is the gruesome end of the charters   described therein.     In the story
i submit the finish appeared to affect
but   one individual,   the villain in the
:ase, and he deserved all that was meted
Dut of him.     In the year 1871 a widow
lamed   Myers,   lived,   with   her   three
.hildren,  in a neighboring town.     A
nan named Harris had been a frequent
visitor at the house of the widow.   She
imagined that Harris would marry her;
but he, for some unaccountable cause,
suddenly discovered that he loved another young woman better, and verified that belief by marrying that other
lady. The widow brought action to salve
her wounded affections and the following tender epistle was read at the trial:
"My Dear Miss  M:    Every time  I
think of  you  my heart  flops  up  and
flown like a chum-dasher.    Sensations
of  unutterably  joy  caper over  it  like
young goats on a stable roof, and thrill
through it like Spanish needles through
l pair  of  two  linen  trousers.    As  a
josling swimming in a mud-puddle, so
swim I in a sea of glory.   Visions of
ecstatic rapture thicker than the hairs
if a blacking brush, and brighter than
he eyes of a humming bird's pinions,
risk me in my slumbers, and, borne, on
llieir invisible wings, your image stands
Jiefore me, and I reach out to grasp it,
like a pointer snapping a blue-bottle fly.
■Vhen I first beheld your angelic perfections I was bewildered, and my brain
whirled around like a bumble-bee under
glass tumbler.    My eyes stood open
ike the cellar doors in a country town,
Ind I lifted up my ears to catch the
ilvery accents   of   your   voice.     My
Jjngue  refused  to  wag,  and  in  silent
■Oration I drank in the sweet infection
[f love as a thirsty man swalloweth a
imbler of hot whisKey punch.    Since
ie light of your face fell upon my life
_ sometimes feel as if I could lift my-
llf up by my boot straps to the top
■ the church steeple, and pull the bell
Jr singing school.   Day and night you
Be  in  my  thoughts.    When   Aurora,
fishing  like  a bride,  rises  from her
[ffron  colored  couch;   when  the  jay
trd pipes his tuneful lay in the apple
-J.v by the spring house; when the chan-
■:leer's shrill clarion heralds the boom-
Bg morn; when the awakening pig rises
]om his bed and grunteth, and goeth
t his morning refreshments; when the
fowsy  beetle   wheels    to   droning  at
iltry noontide; and when the lowing
:rds  come  home  at milking time,  I
link of thee; and, like a piece of gum
Sastic, my heart seems stretched across
ly bosom.   Your hair is like the mane
f a sorrel horse powdered with gold,
nd  the  brass  pins  skewered through
our waterfall fill me with unbounded
we.    Your forehead is smoother than
ie elbow of an old coat.   Your eyes are
lorious    to behold.   In their    liquid
,:pths I see legions of little cupids bath-
ig, like a cohort of ants in a old army
jacker.   When their fire hit me upon
ty manly breast, it penetrated my whole
|natomy as a load of bird shot through
rotten apple.     Your nose is from   a
hunk    of  Parian marble,  and    your
1011th is puckered with sweetness. Nec-
jir lingers on your lips like honey on a
ear's paw; and myriads of unfledged
cisses are there ready to fly out and
:ght   somewhere,   like   the  blue   birds
ut of their parents' nest.   Your laugh
|ings in my ears like the wind harps'
:rain ,or the bleat of the stray lamb
.n the bleak hillside.   The dimples on
our cheeks are like bowers in beds of
pses or hollows in cakes of home-made
War.   I am dying to fly to thy pres-
jnce and pour out the burning eloquence
If my love, as thrifty housewives pour
ut hot coffee.    Away from you I am
lelancholy as  a sick cat.    Sometimes
can bear the June bugs of despond-
ncy buzzing in my ears, and feel the
old lizards of despair crawling down
ly back.    Uncouth fears like a thous-
nd minnows, nibble at my spirits, and
Iiy soul is pierced with doubts like an
ld cheese is bored with skippers. My
>ve for you is stronger than the smell
f Coffey's patent butter, or the kick
f a cow, and more unselfish than a kit-
n's first caterwaul As a song bird
.inkers for the light of day, the cau-
ibus mouse for the fresh bacon on the
•ap, as a mean pup hankers for new
.lilk, so I long for thee. You are fairer
pan a speckled pullet, sweeter than a
ankee doughnut fried in molasses,
•ighter than a topknot plumage on .the
:ad of a muscovy duck. You are
veetened toddy altogether.
"Tf these few remarks will enable
>u to see the inside of my soul, and
me to win your affection, I shall be as
happy as a woodpecker on a cherry tree,
or a stage horse in green pasture. If
you cannot reciprocate my thrilling passion I will pine away like a poisoned
bedbug, and fall away from a flourishing vine of life, an untimely branch;
and in coming years, when the shadows
grow from the hills, and the philosophical frog sings his cheerful evening
hymns, you, happy in another's love,
can come and drop a tear and catch a
cold upon the last resting place of
"Yours Affectionately,
Verdict  for plaintiff and $500 damages.
"Pirates' of  Penzance" By Miss  Mar-
rack's Amateurs An Artistic
The "Pirates of Penzance," Gilbert
and Sullivan's ever popular comic opera
as interpreted by the amateur juveniles
under the direction of Miss Marrack
was a pleasant surprise to the large
audience that gathered in the A. 0.
U. W. Hall on Tuesday evening last.
The singing was good, the acting was
better, and the costuming simply perfect. At the conclusion of the first
chorus it became apparent that there
was going to be a "good show," as one
expressed it. And a good show it was,
better by far than many professional
companies put 011 the boards at high
class houses. The sweetness of the
young voices compensated for the lack
of balanced fullness in the choruses,
while the stage presence of most of them
was exceedingly good.
Comparisons are odious, but certainly
the interpretation of the difficult character of "Ruth, the maid of all work,"
excelled all others both in histrionic art
and clear enunciation. Miss Ethel
Green is a born actress and should be
seen again as the star of a troupe.
Miss O'Meara's clear, full yet light
soprano won a well deserved encore in
her first solo, "Poor Wandering Boy,"
and throughout the evening she charmed
one and all with her sweet voice and
engaging presence.
Of "General Stanley's Daughters,"
Miss Nellie Lombard showed a slight
nervousness at first, but this was quickly
overcome and she entered into the spirit
of her part and sustained it with much
cleverness. In contrast with her was
the perfect self-possession of little Glen
Switzer, whose little voice was distinct
and clear, every word being distinctly
enunciated. The tiny little thing Mattie
Wight also did her small part splendidly.
Albert Rausch, a rather small general,
who rather incongruously posed as the
father of Mebel and the rest of the
troupe of girlies, sustained his part wonderfully well. Though his nervousness
got the better of him once in his first
song his military demeanor and rich
voice soon established him in the favor
of the audience. His last solo was very
good though his voice showed fatigue
and was decidedly' forced towards the
Miss Ethel Scott, who undertook the
difficult part of Frederic, the Pirate Apprentice, carried it out as well as girls/
generally do when they assume male
characters. Her singing was splendid
but certainly not boyish. As the beautiful boy she was perfect, but as a boyish
boy she was certainly not a success.
The part of the Pirate Chief was sustained by Bert Aaronson to perfection.
His voice has just that touch of rugged-
ness requisite for the part he played.
His solos were well rendered and well
received. His lieutenant, Samuel, alias
Joe Rausch, supported his chief ably
though his voice seems to be about to
Of the others Mr. Jack Lombard
made a decided hit as tbe sergeant of
police in spite of the fact that be could
not keep his nose on, but perhaps this
was the fault of the make-up man. ?Ie
and his band caused endless amusement
especially in the song "A Policeman's
Life" which in response to a demand
from the audience was repeated. All
the pirates and daughters supplied tbe
filling in as cleverly as could be.
Miss Marrack certainly deserves all
the praise she is getting for the able
manner in which she has trained these
young people, and it is to be hoped
that the encouragement she has received
will induce her to undertake some other
of the popular operas in the autumn,')
(Continued from  page I.)
This may not be in harmony with some
prevalent socialistic ideas but it is tbe
fact and it is to be hoped the Go^enw
ment will not repeat earlier mistakes by
going into the real estate business in
East Kootenay.
Continued from page 1.)
No one cares particularly whether John
Doe or Richard Roe is called upon to
contribute a fine or go to jail. What
the public want, what the interests of
morality demand, what the well-being of
scores of young men renders imperative is that the games shall be stopped.
Prosecute and suceed, if possible, but
in any event, prosecute. Drive the gambling fraternity either out of town or
into some respectable calling. Will the
police pretend that they cannot on almost a moment's notice name the men
in charge of the gaming rooms at the
Savoy and those who, either as dealers
or "cappers" live off the unfortunate
men who lose their money in that resort? If they do so pretend, then they
should resign to a man, and the Police
Commissioners should go out upon the
street ana select the first dozen men
they meet and enroll them in the police
force. The man who declares that such
a resort as the Savoy cannot be closed
to gambling admits his utter incapacity
for official position. There is absolutely
no excuse for allowing any public gaming house, even under the guise of a
club, to exist in Victoria twenty-four
There are people who say that gambling cannot be suppressed and give this
as a reason for not trying to suppress
it. This is the shallowest kind of a contention. Murder cannot be suppressed,
and it is a far more revolting thing than
gambling. Social evils of various kinds
cannot be wholly abolished, but they
can be kept in check. When they become flagrant they can be either punished or driven into hiding. Of all the
evils of a social nature none is worse
in its effects than gambling. So universal is the sentiment on this point that
all over the continent of America radical steps are being taken to hold it in
check. New York is practically a closed
town, so far as gambling is concerned.
Chicago is closed so far as pool rooms
go, and sufficient influence has been
brought upon the Western Union Telegraph Company to lead them to discontinue their service to pool rooms everywhere. In Chicago bookmaking on the
races has come unuer the ban and is
stopped. Toronto has set an example
to Canadian cities in this line. Everywhere, in fact, there is a strong and
growing sentiment against gambling,
because it is recognized to be the most
insidious of all vices. The public gaming house, or the place which is virtually public, though claiming to be private, is illegal and being both illegal
and highly injurious to the public welfare, it ought not to be permitted to
flourish anywhere. So far as the people, who are running such plaqes, are
concerned, they know they are violating
the law and will not dare continue to do
so, if they once have reason to believe
that the authorities are in earnest about
closing them up.
The Savoy gaming house must be
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The Strenuous Life.—"Courtenay was
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Looks Like Reign.—"If the Sultan of
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Doesn't Improve With Depth.—"A
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Ended With a Dance.—"There were
several mishaps reported at Upper Su-
mas on the 24th of May. Mrs. Chas.
Sampson broke her leg in two places,
while Miss Minnie Fooks, who was with
her in tbe vehicle, was hurt, but not
seriously. Little Henry Barker was
shaken up by falling from his horse.
The day ended by a dance at the hall."
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Isn't there just a little too much made
of the matter of protection from "American competition," both by the papers
and the people of the Canadian dominion? At thep resent time a select
committee authorized by Parliament is
investigating a complaint by surveyors
of the Dominion that Americans of
their profession have been preferred in
engagements for preliminary work on
the Grand Trunk Pacific; and Division
Engineer Kyle has been forced to resign because in a letter to one Hugh
Allen of Pocatello, Idaho, he used this,
sentence: "The policy of the company
is to use Canadians or Englishmen
wherever we can do so consistently, but
I think that later on we will have to
import some American brains in order
to carry the thing out succesfully." Now
Division Engineer Kyle no doubt meant
what he wrote. The inference therefore is either that the Canadian supply
of energetic, capable men of specialized
talent is inadequate to the demand in
connection with a proposition of the
magnitude of the G. T. P.; or else that
the American professional man—engineer, surveyor, etc.— is so much
superior upon his merits to the Canadian that the latter must ask governmental protection from competition
with him. If that were the case it
should do the Canadian good to be
brought in contact with his more alert
American brother and learn something
of his superior method. And if it isn't
the case, why plead for protection from
my competition? Canadian talent in
any line of useful endeavour is welcomed to a fair field in the majority of
the states—and usually comes to the
top in the fight. That puts everyone
upon his mettle. Companies responsible
for so gigantic undertakings as burning
a transcontinental railway are usually
fair judges of relative capabilities, and
(given a free hand) will choose the
most competent workers. It is sound
policy in any national undertaking to
reserve insofar as possible the work
involved for the home workman. There
is a shade of difference, however, between unskilled labor and professional
competition, and it doesn't make one
any prouder of a Canadian professional
body to find it so persistent in pressing
for protection from competition with
others of their profession, foreigners.
"Progress" is of opinion that Canadians
in any of the professions can hold their
own against their brothers of the States,
and that brushing against them will be
of benefit to the Canadians in giving
just that added alertness and vim that
sometimes are needed on this side of
the line to make up the progressive na-
, tional equipment.
The frequent postponement of the
prosecution against T. B. Hall, while
bis friends are busily cngatred in taking
up a collection to indemnify the Government for the money which he appropriated to his own use, are creating
unfavorable comment. No doubt has
been raised as to the guilt of the accused, and it will not be claimed that
tbe postponements are with a view of
enabling either the Crown or the prisoner to make out a case. There can
only be one object, namely to enable
the money taken to be replaced. The
public are not very much concerned
about this. A matter of between four
and five thousand dollars will neither
make nor break the Treasury; but there
is great danger that tbe administration
of justice may be brought into contempt if the idea goes abroad that there
is one law for the unfortunate man,
who steals a pair of boots, and another
for the high-toned person who abuses a
position of public trust and pockets
public money. If it is the intention of
tbe Crown to press the prosecution;
there is no excuse for delay. If it is
intended to condone tbe offence, the
debt may be as well forgiven, and thj
accused be discharged with a caution.
The suggestion has been made that if
the money was refunded, tbe accused
might be discharged on suspended sentence.   Why?
The dismissal of Lord Dundonald
from the position of major-general commanding the militia and the events leading up to it do not make pleasant reading. Briefly stated the facts are that
Lord Dundonald presented a list of
names for places in the militia to Hon.
Sydney Fisher, who acting for the Minister of Militia, struck out one of them.
At a banquet subsequently given in his
honor Lord Dundonald referred to the
1 action of the Minister in anything but
complimentary terms, suggesting that it
was influenced by political considerations. Hawing refused to withdraw or
offer any explanation lor his remarks
and having declared that he would not
resign, Lord Dundonald was dismissed
by the Government.
It is unnecesary for the purposes of
this article to inquire into the wisdom
of the Minister's act. It was within
his jurisdiction to do as he did, and if
he acted wrongly the proper place to
call him to account was in Parliament.
If Lord Dundonald thought that the
erasure of the name was a matter of
vital importance to the militia service
or to his prestige as commanding officer
he had the right to remonstrate, but his
remonstrance ought to have been addressed to the Governor-General in
council, in which event it is safe to
assume that he would not have referred
to the Minister as "Mr. Sydney Fisher,"
and sneered at his occupation as a
farmer. Neither would he have felt
warranted in putting forth the insult
to the whole Canadian people implied
in his remark that he did not expect
to be treated with courtesy, as he had
lived a year at Ottawa. We make these
observations because there is a disposition in some quarters to submit to any
amount of "side" so long as it emanates
from a lord, and to regard a piece of
studied insolence as quite forgivable
if addressed by a peer of the realm to
a plain Canadian gentleman. Lord Dundonald, of whose valor in the field there
can be no question, has been at some
trouble to show thai there are some instincts of a gentleman to which he is a
The prompt dismissal of Lord Dundonald was due to the Canadian people,
first oecause it is necessary to demonstrate that the responsible ministry and
not the officers appointed by it are the
rulers of the Dominion and must be
treated with exactly the same deference
as the government of the United Kingdom. It is hard to get this into the
heads of some people from England,
but it may not be so difficult hereafter.
The fault does not lie wholly with the
people from England by any meaens,
but arises in large measure from the
conduct of mean-spirited Canadians,
who toady to everything English and
sneer at their own countrymen. No
man need feel called upon to apologize
for being a Canadian, but there are
some clammy-souled individuals who
incessantly do, not in words, perhaps,
out in conduct, which is infinitely worse,
it' a distinguished Englishman visits
Canada, what looks like a labored effort is made to keep him from coming
in contact with the Canadian people.
The people whom he is asked to meet
are for the most part English people
temporarily in Canada. So common is
Ibis practice that a distinguished gentleman, when asked on his return from
this country how he liked the Canadian
people, replied that he bad not met any.
How is it possible to cultivate that mutual understanding of each other, without which imperial solidarity is an idle
dream, unless all Canadians always and
everywhere stand erect in their manhood, and in their conduct paraphrase
the noble Basque phrase by asserting
that " to be born a Canadian is a patent of nobility." There is no title which
king or emperor can bestow more honorable than that which citizenship in
ibis great Dominion confers, and a
Canadian, though be may be a farmer
and a farmer's son, like "Mr. Sydney
Fisher," is the peer of any man, though
he may have a hundred quarterings on
his shield.
The inposition of a fine upon the
Princess May has caused a good deal of
talk, and one of the questions which has
arisen is as to the right of United States
vessels in our inland waters. It is
said that a high provincial authority
has expressed in a semi-public manner
the opinion that the Gulf of Georgia
is the open sea and not territorial water.
It will be remembered that in discussing
the proceedings in the Clallam case, this
paper said that such a conclusion was
the logical consequence of the position
alleged to have been taken by the Attorney-General ill regard to the Strait of
San Juan de Fuca, so that we are not
surprised to learn that the opinion
nbove referred to has been given.     At
that time we urged that the question
should be given attention, because the
question of sovereignty in the waters
between this city and Vancouver is
something tnat ought not to remain in
doubt. Our contention is that every foot
of the way between this city and the
terminus of the Canadian Pacific is
through territorial water, and that no
nation in the world has any rights there,
except such as can be exercised in a
manner subordinate to British sovereignty. In view of the rapid increase of
business along the Northwest Coast,
and of the traffic that will exist in future
between the Sound cities and Alaska,
this subject of jurisdiction is of the utmost importance. We propound this
question for the opinion of those, who
hold the restricted view of the rights
of Canada in those waters: Suppose a
vessel flying the flag of Morocco is
on her way to Vancouver, and while in
the Gulf of Georgia her captain commits some act, not piratical, which would
be regarded as wilful murder in a British court; would the captain be tried
under Canadian laws and before a Canadian court, or would he be answerable
only to the laws of Morocco? If the
Gulf of Georgia is a part of the high sea
he would not be answerable for his
crime here, because for an act done on
the high sea the captain of a ship is answerable only to the laws of the country whose flag his ship carries. No
other country can claim jurisdiction.
In the Interest of Accuracy. For
the information of the newspapers of
this province, it can be stated with
positiveness that John Houston, M.P.P.,
of Nelson, is not held for libelling John
Elliott, a Nelson lawyer. John Houston, M.P.P., of Nelson, is held for
stating a fact.
A Very Remarkable Condition of Things
Set Forth by the Minister of
Politics run so high in Canada that
no one accepts at their face the teleJ
graphic summaries sent to the party
papers, and the Budget Speech of the
Finance Minister is longer than most
people care to read, even if the daily
papers had printed it, which they did
not. The speech is nevertheless well
worth reading, and as it is impossible
for "Progress" to reproduce it, the next
best thing to do is to give a summary of
its principal points.
The estimated revenue for the present year, that is for the year ending
June 30th, is $71,029,802, and the estimated expenditure on account of the
Consolidated Fund is $54,000,000, which
will leave a surplus of over $16,000,000,
which is by far the largest in the history
of Canada. A little explanation may be
useful at this point. The expenditures
of Canada are divided under two heads,
those on account of the Consolidated
Fund, which include as a rule those of
a temporary nature, and the others on
Capital Account, which include those
that are for permanent improvements.
The Capital Account expenditures this
year will be about $11,500,000, so that
the actual surplus to be employed in the
reduction of the public debt will be
$7,500,000. This will make the debt
smoething like $1,000,000 less than it
was when the Liberals took office, and
this notwithstanding the very large outlays that have been made in permanent
public works during the last seven
years. It makes no difference what a
man's politics may be, he cannot help
being gratified by such a showing as
this, because it demonstrates that the
country is in an exceedingly prosperous
condition. The per capita indebtedness
of the Dominion has necesarily decreased very considerably, because the population has grown while the debt has not.
In 1896 the per capita debt was $50. It
is now $46.96.
Mr. Fielding was able to cite statistics to show that the effect of the surtax on imports from Germany, imposed in retaliation for the excessive duties imposed by Germany upon imports
from Canada, had had the effect of reducing our imports from Germany by
38 per cent. Until this surtax was imposed very large quantities of sugar
were imported into Canada from Germany, but since its imposition not a
pound has been brought into the country from Germany and the trade has
gone to the British West Indies, a condition of things that will be eminently
satisfactory to' every one except the
German producers.
The attitude taken by Mr. Fielding
towards the Chamberlain propaganda)
is of interest, for in this respect he
speaks for the Government of the Dominion. He looks very favorably upon
it, because be claims that Mr. Chamberlain's plan is only an extension of the
idea involved in the British preference
extended by Canada, by New Zealand
and South Africa. He claims that the
safest attitude for Canada to take in the
present stage of the discussion is to
adhere to the preferential system, until
public opinion in the United Kingdom
and throughout the Empire has crystallized into a definite policy. He closed
his observations on this point by saying: "Therefore we say to the English people that the people of Canada
are practically a unit in the support of
the principle of preferential trade."
Mr. Fielding foreshadowed the future fiscal policy of the Government.
It is to establish a maximum and a
minimum tariff, and below the minimum
the British preference. The German
surtax is an example of the maximum
tariff, and it is the intention of the Government, when the matter of tariff revision is taken up to make a general
provision so as to enable any hostile
tariff arrangements that may be specifically directed against the Dominion by
other countries to be met. The minimum tariff would be of general application to all foreign countries, which do
notp lace Canadian trade upon some exceptional disadvantage.
The tariff changes made consist of the
establishment of a minimum duty of 30
per cent, on woollen goods, a reduction
of the duty on coal oil from 5 cents a
gallon to 2I/2 cents, a bounty of ii/2
cents per gallon on crude oil manufactured in Canada and a removal of the
duty on crude oil, a reduction from
30 to 10 per cent, on silk fabrics and a
considerable increase to the free list
of goods not made in Canada.
A special provision is to be made to
prevent the "dumping" of goods upon
the Canadian market. If an article is
sold in Canada at a lower price than in
the country where it is produced a
special duty will be imposed. It is
hoped that this will have a more beneficial effect than would be accomplished by increasing the tariff. He promised that the Government will make
careful inquiry into the whole question
of the tariff in order to see in what
respects the business interests of the
country call  for changes.
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General business in Victoria seems to
be quiet at present, although there is a!
great deal of building and other work iri
progress. Some anxiety is felt as to the
date when work will be begun on the
C. P. R. hotel, and there is not the
least doubt that when the big corporation gets down to business there will be
a general revival in all lines. During1
the last month or two considerable farm
property has changed hands and inquiries for such are becoming more numerous from week to week. The movement
in city real estate is not particularly
marked. Very little is said on the steets
about the Grand Trunk Pacific, but
there is in every mind a very anxious
desire to know how soon that company
will get down to work. Some people
give the fact of the probable early beginning of work as a reason for nod
embarking in any new enterprises, preferring to hold their money until the
terminus of the new line has been
decided upon. Mining conditions on the
Island are steadily, if slowly, improving,
and the amount of business resulting
from what is being done in the metalliferous mines and prospets is larger
than might at first sight be supposed.
On Thursday night, for example, eight
men left for Quatsino Sound by way of
the East Coast, and their object was to
examine mining proporties. It is possible that work on a large scale may
shortly be inaugurated there, as one of
the persons referred to is the representative of the largest financial combination
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Word has been received by the C. P.
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season has been made in the Rockies,
Mr. J. D. Patterson, of Woodstock, Ont.,
ascended Mount Stephen on June 1st
Mt. Stephen is at Field, and is over
10,000 feet high from the sea level,
while it' actually rises over 6,500 feet
above the valley. The feat is an extraordinary one, not only because Mount
Stepnen presents difficulties at all times
to the Alpinist, but because so early in
the year the sun has not yet had time to
clear away the ice and snow of winter,
and there are many places where great
caution is necesary to avoid treacherous
snow cornices. Mr. Patterson was ac
companied by C. Kaufman and H. Kaufman, two of the best of the Swiss guides
which the C. P. R. has stationed through
the Rockies for the accommodation of
tourists. The party were not content-
with this feat, but one June 5 made a
first ascent of Mount Ball, a peak of
considerable difficulty. The mountain
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; Twenty-five years ago last Friday Mr.
id Mrs. Richard Bennett were united
marriage by Rev. Mr. Derrick in this
fty at Broome Hall, then the residence
the late G. A. Sargison.   In order
•celebrate the anniversary of this aus-
[cious event,  Mr.  and Mrs.  Bennett
itertained a large    number of their
tany friends at their residence, Fern-
lood Road.   A very merry evening was
pent, a number of souvenirs of the oc-
Ision being received   by the hostess
11 the rooms were tastily decorated in
link and white  and the  supper  was
;rved beneath a wedding bell of pink
id white roses.    During supper Mr.
G. Edwards in a neat little speech
rpposed the health of the bride and
room and expressed the hope that all
light meet again at the golden wedding
llebration.   The following guests were
Iresent:   Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Edwards,
Ir. and Mrs. W. G, Cameron, Mr. and
Irs. Ji Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
footton, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Morris,
fir.  and Mrs.  W.  Jackson,  Mr.  and
Irs.  E.  H.  Hiscocks, Mr. and Mrs.
|,itchneld, Mr. and Mrs. F. Partridge,
Ir. W. M. Ritchie, Mr, and Mrs. Ed-
|ar Fawcett, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. White,
liss Rogers,    Mr. and    Mrs.  P. R.
rrown, "Miss Archbutt and Miss Mess-
iger, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Lovell Mr.
id Mrs. F. B. Rivers, Mr. and Mrs. H.
launders, Miss Saunders, Mr. and Mrs.
Luscombe, Miss Luscombe, Mr. and
trs. J. A, Browne, Mr, and Mrs. E. F.
[eFoe, Mr. and Mrs. J. Mallett, the
tisses Mallett, Mr. J. Bland, Mrs. and
[iss Bailey, Mr.  C. Bailey, Mr. and
trs. H. Cuthbert, Mr. D. Deacon, Mr.
lid Mrs. S. Reid, Mrs. A. W. Esnouf.
frs. H. C. Edwards and Mrs. W. Jack-
in and the Misses Sargison acted as
[•idesmaids.   In the centre of the table
is a large mirror on which rested a
|se of beautiful pink and white roses,
life here and there were smaller vases
pintt and white carnations aud ferns,
ie bell  was  of moss  and pink and
lite flowers.      The greater part of
evening was spent in progressive
■list.   The party broke up in the small
|urs of the morning.
* •   *
|One of the largest and prettiest teas
the season was that given by Mrs.
Fb at her home on Douglas street last
fiday afternoon. The rooms were done
different colors, the small drawing
[om being a charming study in yellow-
)om, carnations, and poppies carrying
lit the general scheme. The large
iwing room was elaborated in pink
\A red roses, "Papa Goutier" roses
\d sweet peas predominating the
ealth of flowers. The supper room
is shaded and lighted effectively, blush
Jses bestrewing the table and a wealth
white blooms forming the artistic
kntre-piece.    Serving at the table, ex-
[lisitely gowned  in white,  were  Mrs.
Irb's daughters, Mrs. Joseph and Mrs.
liggarstaff    Wilson,  assisted by  Mrs.
Ilackwood, Mrs. Goulding Wilson, Miss
fary Lawson, and Miss Keast. Among
|e very many ladies present were Mrs.
JtcPhillips, Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. James L.
(aymur, Miss Lawson, Mrs. Stuart Rob-
]tson, Mrs. A. W. Currie, Mrs. and
[iss Haynes, Mrs. and Viss Vincent,
trs. Garesche, Mrs. Woodgate, Miss
IcB. Smith, Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. Gore,
Itrs. and the Misses Hunt, Mrs. Mon-
|)e, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. and Miss Rithet,
(trs. Brett, Mrs. Brett, Jr., Mrs. D. R.
ler, Mrs. Todd, Mrs. C. F. Todd, Miss
|odd, Mrs. R. H. Pooley, Mrs. and
[iss Goewen, Mrs, Fraser, Mrs. A. E.
Iniith, Mrs. Hutcheson, Mrs. Millar,
Irs. Tye, Mrs. (Dr.) Fagan, Mrs. and
[iss Nicholles, Mrs. Redfern, Miss
(arvey, Miss    Finlaison, the    Misses
Irahame,  Mrs.  and  Miss  Kitto,  Mrs.
[id the Misses Earle, Mrs. Eli Harri-
In, Mrs. Frank Hanington, Mrs. J. S.
jelmcken, Mrs. Richard Jones, Mrs.
lixi H. Ross, Mrs. Herbert Kent, Mrs.
lid Miss Keast, Mrs. Solly, Mrs. and
[iss Jay, Mrs, Lawson, Mrs. Grant
Talifornia), Mrs. D. and Miss Camp-
^11, Mrs. Eberts, Mrs. Going, Mrs. Wil-
im  Wilson  and  Miss  Wilson,  Mrs.
lay Wilson, Mrs. Robert Beaven, Mrs.
Ibbott and party, Mrs. S. Y. Wootton,
frs. Church, Mrs. E. Mainwaring-
bhnson, , Miss Mainwaring-Johnson
[rs.   Clay,   Mrs.   and   Miss   Brown.
* *   *
| June is at last beginning to redeem
reputation as the month of marri-
tes„ The past ten days have witnessed
many unostentatious weddings, and
two cases Vancouver has been robbed
population  for Victoria's  benefit—
jr. William L. B. Young, son of Mr.
lenry  Young,   claiming  as  his  bride
|iss Margaret Watson of the Terminal
ty, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ihn Watson; and Mr. Frederick Rut-
ledge winning as his wife another fair
V ancouverite, Miss Alberta Robertson.
The weddings were celebrated respec-
ively by Rev. H. G. Fiennes-Clinton and
Rev. J, M. McLeod. At Christ Church
Cathedral here last Friday evening,
Mr. Frank Tentley of Guichqn was
united in marriage to Miss Minnie, second daughter of Mr. James Wilson of
this city. The bride was given away
by her father, and wore a handsome
brown travelling dress. She was attended by her sister, Miss Grace Wilson,
who was charmingly gowned in fawn
French vdile, over blue. The bride
carried a shower bouquet of white carnations, and the bridesmaid a bouquet
of pink carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Tent-
ley after the ceremony left for Vancouver and Sound cities, where the honeymoon will be spent, on the conclusion of
which they will return to Guichon,
where they will reside temporarily until
the summer holidays, after which they
will make their home in Vitcoria.
* »   »
A pretty little private wedding was
celebrated at the Church of the Holy
Saviour, Victoria West, on Wednesday
morning at 7 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Barber
officiating. The bride was Miss Agnes
Hansen, daughter of Mrs. N. Hansen,
of 10 Bay street, the groom being Mr.
Edmund Eyres. The bride wore a light
grey travelling dress and to match with
it a picture hat trimmed with chiffon
and white roses, the bouquet being also
of white roses. The little bridesmaids-
Miss Norma Blackstead and Miss
Christie—were gowned in white silk
and carried, baskets ot white and mauve
sweet peas. After leaving the church,
which was tastily decorated for the occasion, the bridal party repaired to the
home of the bride's parents where
breakfast was partaken of, the immediate relatives and friends of the families
concerned being the only ones present.
The breakfast table was prettily decorated with maidenhair fern, white carnations and white ribbon. The healths of
the bride and groom were proposed by
Rev. Mr. Barber and responded to by
the bridegroom in humorous manner.
After breakfast Mr. and Mrs. Eyres
left for Cowichan lake where they will
spend their honeymoon. The large number of beautiful and valuable presents
received by the bride indicate the esteem
in which the young people are held by
their numerous friends.
* «   ♦
A very charming At Home was given
last Saturday by Mrs. E. B. Marvin in
honor of her daughter, Mrs. (Judge)
Stratton of Portland. Assisting the
hostess in receiving her guests at the
entrance were Mrs. Broderick, Mrs.
Reynolds, and Miss Ethel Marvin; while
Miss Russell and Mrs. E. Dickenson
rendered similar assistance in receiving
in the first drawing, room. Miss Potts
officiated at the punchbowl; while in
charge of the table—tastefully adorned
in pink with carnations as the honored
flower—were Mrs. McCandless and
Mrs. Frank Adams, ably assisted by
Miss  Jessie   Potts  and    Miss    Mabel
* *   *
Lieutenant-General Sir Henry le
Guay Geary, K.C.B., Lady Geary and
the Misses Geary have arrived for an
extended visit to British Columbia. Sir
Henry has just completed his term as
governor and commander-in-chief of the
Bermudas. He has served in the Crimea, Indian Mutiny, and Abyssinia, in
1868.    His seat is Little Combe, Old
Cnarlton, Kent.
* *   *
The wedding of Miss Ethel Worlock,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred. H.
Vvforlock of this city, to Captain Fall,
formerly of Cowichan and now of the
South African Constabulary, was celebrated at Capetown on Monday last, im-
medidately upon the arrival of Miss
Worlock at that place to join the husband of her choice.
* *   *
The Woodmen of the World with
their friends to the number in all of
upwards of 250 ladies and gentlemen,
enjoyed a trolly party and social last
Monday evening. The trolly party is a
social institution whose delights Victoria
is just beginning to thoroughly appreciate.
* •   •
Arrangements are being made by Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Hooper to suitably
celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary
of their wedding, which occurs on the
25th of the present month. Mr. Hooper's brother, the King's Printer of
Manitoba, whose wife is a sister of Mrs.
Hooper's, will be here to participate in
the silver celebration.
* •   •
The marriage of Mr. Frank Stephenson and Miss Gray is fixed for the 22nd
instant, a honeymoon being afterwards
taken in California. Upon their return
from the South, the young couple will
take up their residence on Cadboro Bay
Road, where   the groom-to-be is just
completing a pretty home.
* »   *
The announcement has just been made
semi-authoritatively, that Earl Grey will
succeed Lord Minto as Governor-General of the Dominion of Canada, and
naturally there is much speculation as to
the personality of the new viceroy.
Albert Henry George Grey, fourth earl
(title created 1306) was born in 1851,
and succeeded to the title in 1804. He
graduated first class in senior law and
history, from tripos, Cambridge, in
1874. He served in the Commons as
member for Northumberland S., 1880-85,
and Tyneside, 1885-86. He was a director of the British South Africa Co. and
administrator, 1896-97. At present he is
lord-lieutenant of Northumberland. The
title fell to a nephew of the late, earl,
failing a direct heir. The late Earl Grey
died in 1894, and was a warm personal
friend of her late majesty Queen Victoria, and held the office of Secreteary of j
the Colonies, which is now filled by Sir |
Alfred Lyttleton. He was secretary for j
war also. The present earl's grandfather was prime minister of England
from 1830 to 1834. The present Earl
Grey is a most brilliant speaker. In
1887 Earl Grey married Alice, daughter
of Robt. S. Halford, Esq., of Weston-
brit, Gloucestershire. There are four
children living—Lady Victoria Sibyl
Mary, now Lady V. Grenfell, bom in
1878 and who married in 1901 Arthur
Morton Grenfell-; Viscount Harwick,
heir to the earldom, born in 1879; Lady i
Sibyl and Lady Evelyn Alice.
* »   »
Mrs. Livingstone Thompson left by
the Empress of Japan on Monday en
route for Simla, India, where her relatives have their home, being accompanied on her long trip by Mr. A. B.
van Der Gucht. The latter expects to
return  to Victoria    in    eight or ten
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo V. Harper of
Everett spent the week-end in Victoria,
on honeymoon happiness intent. Mrs.
Harper was formerly Miss Harriet F.
Black. Her marriage to Mr. Harper
was solemnized in Seattle last week by
Rev. W. G. Jones.
* »   »
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Leigh of San1)
Francisco came up last Sunday on the
Steamer Queen on a short visit. They
returned last night, taking their niece,
Mrs. G. Simpson and Miss Ella Simpson with them.
* ♦  •
Miss I. F. Defries of Portland, Ore.,
is visiting at "Firleigh," the residence
of  Mr.    and    Mrs.   F.   Sylvester,   57
Alfred street.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of Miss
Florence Shaw of Vancouver, a young
lady possessed of many Victoria friends,
and Mr. Beasley.
* *   •
The engagement is announced of Miss
Nellie Hill and Mr.  Hugh    Little   of
Lake  District.
* *   *
Mr. D. M. Eberts has returned from
an extended visit to Chatham, Out, his
boyhood home.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. C. Grant are
about to leave for a three months' visit
to England, where Mr. Grant formerly
* •    •
Mr. D. W. Higgins is to leave on
Tuesday next for a visit to Eastern
*   *   *
The engagement is announced of Miss
Adelaide  King,    niece of Mr.    S.  Y.
Wootton, and Mr. Curzon Osborne.
»   *   »
Miss Robertson of this city is a guest
of Mrs. Willemar, Sandwick.
—Musicians Go To The Country:
Mr. William Hicks, of the Hicks &
Lovick Co., wjill make a business trip
to Cumberland and the Comox District.
While there he expects to take in the
annual straberry festival. Mr. J. G.i
Brown will also be present to take part
in that event.
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The latest communication received by
thcFifth Regiment Band show that they
are expected to open their Worlds Fair
engagement with Mackays European
circus on the 16th July, which means
that they must be leaving for Missouri
very shortly now. W. S. Vanover, the
famous monster bass player to be with
the band, has been urged by the English'
makers of the remarkable instrument he
uses in concert—a monster double B—1
to allow it to be placed on exhibition
with their instrumental exhibit at St.'
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How This Favored City  Utilizes
the Sunshine to a
A "Progress" man visited a number
of the leading florists and gardeners-of
Victoria for the purpose of learning to
what extent the large amount of sunshine with which we are blessed was
being utilized commercially. He found
the generaly opinion to be that this is
the only point on the West Coast where
flowers can be successfully produced
through the winter and early spring
months. One of the large firms, "The
Hopkins Carnation Company," has just
R. H. JOHNSTON, whose father
came to' Victoria in 1861, is a native
son The business was started in 1868
as Mitchell & Johnston. They are seedsmen and nurserymen though as a byproduct they handle flowers. One of
their nurseries is at St. Charles street,
and the other, a new one, in the vicinity
of Oak Bay. Having been so long in
business the firm has connections with
a number of European seed growers,
from whom they buy direct, none of
their business being done on commission, as is so often the case. Most of
the business is done in Victoria and
the country districts throughout the
province. Owing to tbe United States
tariff they cannot compete for the American trade in nursery stock or seeds.
Mr. Johnston is enthusiastic over the
prospects of the future business of
Victoria, especially in flowers. He says
we have the two things needful: a
splendid  soil   and  plenty  of  sunshine.
One of the largest flower and vegetable raisers in and around Victoria is
MR. H. J. DUNN, of Glenford Avenue,
off the Carey Road.   Nearly three years
ago Mr. Dunn took over the business
from the Hopkins  Brothers and since
that time he has steadily increased the
i amount of glass and with it the output
of  the  business.    Doing  only a  local
wholesale trade and specializing along a
few lines he is able to raise these at a
minimum cost, thus making the business pay wnen others would lose money.
"My  business,"  said  Mr.  Dunn,  "is
confined  almost exclusively to lettuce,
tomatoes,    cucumbers, carnations,    and
violets and chrysanthemums.    The let-
' tuce business is  very much  overdone,
I the price this year being only half that
1 obtainable a year or two ago.   In factl
I the same may be said of the whole busi-
| uess.   There is too much glass for the
j market.   Of course we export, but even
1 Seattle and Vancouver are overdone.   I
' generally continue as  regular customers."
Mr. Wallace supplies the flowers that
are so much admired in the Windsor
Grocery, where some of their retail
business is conducted;
JAY & CO. is the oldest seed firm in
Victoria, having started business here
in '62. They have three acres of land
on Cook street where they raise flowers
and nursery stock. Their specialty is in
seeds—flower, vegetable and agricultural. The retail store on Broad street
is run in connection with the gardens
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changed hands, therefore nothing is said
of them. Several small firms have been
missed through lack of time, and one
proprietor was too busy when called
upon to talk.
"Commercial growers is the English
name for this business," said Mr. A. J.
Woodward, of Charles street. "We
grow here every kind of flower used for
decorative purposes as well as large
quantities of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers, all under glass. I have between two and three acres of glass altogether. Most of my business is wholesale though I have a shop in town that
does a large retail trade. Victorians
do not use 10 per cent, of the flowers
and vegetables I produce. I send them
all over the country as far as Dawson
and the North West Territories. My
principal business is with Puget Sound
cities and Vancouver. You see, we have
the sunshine here in the winter. For this
reason, there is no other place on the
Coast that would be as suitable for our
business as this. I believe that Kamloops would give as good results, but
we should be farther from our market
there and it would cost more for fuel
on account of the cold winters.
"I do not consider this soil any better than a sandy loan would be. It
needs a large amount of manure an|d
plenty of water. This is the largest
establishment of the kind in ihe province and I think there are^ none larger!
anywhere on the Coast. In these greenhouses are over three miles of steam-
pipe used in heating."
Passing through the houses the reporter saw some dr ,'oted to tomatoes and
others again lo flowers and ferns. Long
cucumbers were hanging from the great
trailing vines and ripe tomatoes made
one  forget  it  was only  May.
"These tomatoes." said Mr. Woodward, "were planted after the lettuce
was taken off. We often get several
crops in the course of a year.
"One of our difficulties," said be, "is
tbe labor question, I get a Rood man
and train him to do the work as T want
it. Then he gets uneasy and leaves
me and I have to begin again. It takes
a long time to learn our methods, so
vou can  see what a difficulty this is."
They have neither of these on Puget
Sound or at Vancouver. "Sunshine,"
says Mr. Johnston, "is the one thing
that we can't manufacture and that we
must have in the growing of flowers,
especially winter flowers.
G. E. WILKERSON, whose gardens
and greenhouses are on Yates street, is
a gardener as well as a florist. He finds
that he can combine the business with
advantage. Though he has been in business but six years he finds he has plenty
to do, in fact his business has doubled
almost every year since starting. He
sends a good many chrysanthemums to
Seattle in the autumn, but his specialty
is dahlias, the tubers of which he sends
all over the continent. He finds the
Tourist Association a great aid to him
in this business and in return for that
aid he keeps the rooms on Fort street
well supplied with these flowers. He
says that, so far, this is the best season
he has had.
so-called because they were opened in
the last jubilee year, arc operated by
W. and L, Russell. These gentlemen
do a general retail llurist business, raising cut flowers and plants for the local
market. Besides this they handle a
good many bulbs. Last year they imported nearly three tons of the choicest
kinds. Seeds, too, in a small way, they
sell in connection with their other business. They do not specialize, but cater
lo the general demand, neither do they
do gardening for outsiders. Being centrally located they arc able to command
a large retail trade without the expense
of kecpinp a shop in the business part.
Their twelve thousand feet of glass is
all used to great advantage, producing
a continuous supply of flowers all the
year round.
MR. J. T. HIGGINS, of Fort street,
is one of tbe old timers, having been
in tbe business for twenty-two years.
The firms of Jay and Johnston were tbe
only ones here when Mr. Higgins started, His business is chiefly confined to
Victoria and district though a good
many orders are supplied all up the Island and to Vancouver.
send most of my surplus to the latter
city, though some of it goes to the
Sound. The whole of my produce is
handled by F. R. Stewart & Co. It
would not pay to market my own goods.
The agents know the market and they
can do much better than I could do
"Yes, I raise some fruit. Come and
see my strawberries." Splendid fruit
they were, and plenty of them.
"I think it is hardly fair to the fruit
raiser for Mr, Cunningham, the fruit
inspector to report big crops in order
that the buyers may hold back until
the market is glutted. They then get
the berries at almost their own price.
We should be much better without an
inspector than that he should bear the
"I use very little barn-yard manure
here, but instead I sow peas and
plough them them in after about twe|
months' growth. Peas are not as good
as clover for the purpose, but they
grow much quicker and are almost as
"There is in all here about an acre
or rather more than that of glass. Being on the hillside I consider that I am
able to get flowers nearly two weeks
earlier than other florists. This, you
can see, is a distinct advantage. A
week means a good deal at the beginning of the season."
"You raise a good many violets ?"
"Yes," said he," "but they are not a
dependable crop. No one can tell for a
certainty when there will be any. They
often come out all at once and then
the next week there are none. There is
money in them, but they are risky."
E. A. WALLACE, manager of Flew-
en's Gardens, when interviewed by a
"Progress" reporter said: "We make a
specialty of hardy herbaceous plants,
bulbs and roses. We are endeavoring
to get here Old Country hardy perennials. We do some business in cut flowers and seeds. That round bed of
tulips in the Park last spring was sup-(
plied by us. We have alrejuly taken
considerably over one hundred dollars'
worth of bulbs for next fall. We find
that whprt People buv from us once they
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2" Government St.. Phonal PROGRESS,   SATURDAY   JUNE   18,    1904
For Sale.
A Large Lot on Fernwood Boad
iossip of
(Since the Er';son closed its doors for
lie summer season, Manager Jamieson
If the Grand appears to monopolize the
lieatrical patronage of the city, standing
lioiri only, and sometimes not even that,
laving been the order of the occasion
111 through the week. It begins to look
ndeed as though an enlargement of the
louse would be necessary in the very
|ear future. Perhaps it is Mr. Jamie-
Ion, perhaps the newness of the house
las much to do with it, but chiefly the
luality and quantity of the show are
responsible for the big business. And
Ihe star bookings instead of being grad-
Tdly trimmed down, would seem to be
trowing. For next week the bill is even
letter than the present. The roster is
leaded by Frank McNish, a famous
fiinstrel end-man—THE McNish of
IcNish, Johnson and Slavins, and
Iriginator of the silence and fun act
l/hich he will introduce. He is brought
lirect to the Grand from New York
lity. The Hirschorns are Swiss warb-
frs and musicians of note, introducing
lie famous yodels of the mountains;
Jhile Mr, Hirschorn also appears in
listrumental selections, his brow zither
IdIos being especially mentioned. Fanny
I'onovan, a comedienne with a powerful
■nd pleasing voice, gives a bright and
lean entertainment, introducing topical
pigs and local hits. The Linden Sis-
Irsvare duettists blending singing and
|histiing in a delighttully original man-
Lr; Bernard Williams, Irish comedian,
resents bright, clean comedy with new
|mgs and jokes; Mr. Frederic Roberts,
■intone, sings the beautifully illus-
lated "Somebody Waiting 'Neath
Jnithe'rn Skies"; and the bioscope'pic-
pres «e new and well selected.
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J The newspapers of the Northwest have
firing the past fortnight chronicled the
[irmation of a new vaudeville circuit to
known as the United Vaudeville As-
|ciation, virtually serving all the small-
theatres west of the Mississippi with
Ijeir professional talent.   The published
liformation in the matter is based orig-
lially on this Denver despatch of the
Dth:      "A  theatrical  syndicate    was
brmed   in  Denver  to-day,   under  the
lame of the United Vaudeville Association.    The deal was effected by D. J.
lirauman, of San Francisco, and A. J.
I'lorganstein, of Los Angeles, who control the io and 20-cent vaudeville houses
If the  Pacific  Coast, and  George Ira
lldams,  of  Denver,  who controls  the
Erystal circuit, between Salt Lake City
lud Milwaukee.   The new combination
proposes to take in all of the io and
o-cent vaudeville houses from the Mis-
lissippi River to the Pacific Coast. There
|.re already 30 houses in the trust, and
: is expected that 18 more will be added
lo the chain."    It is probable that the
lew association will direct the bookings
If the local vaudeville houses, but will
•ot in any other way enter into their
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As  foreshadowed in "Progress"  last
[Saturday, the Edison has closed for the
lummer season, which will be devoted to
llteration and re-decoration of this cosy
Ind popular family resort. It may fairly
|e said that for clean, artistic entertain-
nent at a popular price, no small theatre
the Northwest has catered more ac-
leptably to the discriminating public.
The work of reconstruction will begin
Ibout the 1st August, and will be com-
lleted in time for a re-opening on September 12th. The stage is to be moved
lack forty feet, giving that additional
Jength to the auditorium; and commo-
pious galleries will be built in, the seat-
ng capacity in all being increased to
Inwards of 700.   The stage equipment
vill at the same time be supplemented;
Ihe house prettily re-decorated, and the
facilities for serving the public considerably augmented. And no doubt Manager Errickson in due season will reap
lis reward.
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The roof garden project is receiving
lonsideration  by two astute  theatrical
lianagers here.
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Manager Johnson of the Lyceum has
lecided not to break into the ranks of
lie picture houses.
The prime favorites at the Grand this
week have been the musical wonders
Paul Boulon and Lee Worley, who
played on cornets, banjos, and violins.
The juggling Thorns did their spinning
very cleverly and the Auers, the cleyer
rag-pickers did some very artistic work
with what appeared to be but poor material. The Layne and D'Avra sketch
was above the average and incidentally,
taught a good lesson. The illustrations
for Frederic Roberts' spng were always
beautiful, though not quite as illustra-/
tive of the subject as one could wish.!
These with the moving pictures have
made up as pleasant an entertainment
for vaudeville lovers as the most fastidious could wish.
Jp5€]Q03GGQ.3GDaQGG&:}GQa3G^^ QOOC^
Commendable   Cookery.—"For    once
the News shows an appreciative Enterprise in roasting the   Herald's correspondent."—Cumberland Enterprise.
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The Mission Link.—"A play is being
prepared by local talent, the proceeds of
which is for the benefit of the Church
of   England."—Cumberland  Enterprise.
YOU SHOULD spell it Donedonald
WONDER if Predicaris and predicament come from tne same root?
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THE General Commanding evidently
needed a lesson in the necessity of discipline.
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ROCKEFELLER seems to have overlooked those mines at Port Arthur in
making up his big combination.
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IT LOOKS very much as though the
bandit was a bigger institution than the
government over in Morocco.
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THE baseball umpire is a sort of
walking delegate, whose business it is
to declare strikes.
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THE Russians do not seem to be losing so much as they might in that shell
game at Port Arthur.
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THE B. C. Electric Co. promises to
reduce the cost of electric light by 20
per cent, in the near future. This will
make light bills lighter.
I COLONIST has an interesting special'
' article on "The Biggest Dam Ever Constructed." The story has nothing to
j do with the remarks made by the man
I who bet on Victoria in the Empire Day
1 lacrosse match.
Schooner Teresa Makes an Uncommonly
Short Voyage, and the Reason
The arguments which have been advanced in the past few issues of "Progress" with respect to the necessity of
surveys for sealers appear to commend
themselves most favorably at least to the
men who go to sea on these ships. A
deputation of these visited the office of
"Progress" yesterday, to report their
personal experience, 'lliey had signed
for the trip on the schooner Teresa,
which got away Thursday—and got
home again yesterday. To explain the
brevity of the trip the spokesman of
this little deputation may be quoted—
with the nautical trimmings omitted:
The schooner had gone out supposedly fit for a long voyage.   There was
j no wind worthy of the name.    It was
Favorite Fishing Waters—Sooke River.
A Crippled Thoroughfare. — "Constable Thompson this morning saw-a dog-
on the street which had lost part of one
of its legs."—Nanaimo Free Press.
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Perils Of The Tub.—"Now that the
bathing season has set in in earnest,
it is to be hoped there will be no fatalities."—Ladysmith cor. New Westminster Columbian.
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Dwelling for Sail.—Mr. Kirk's house
is well under weigh.Kootenay Mail.
A Sufferer's Protest.—There are some
people who not only lose their own time
with their troubles, but take up the
time of others telling them.—Fort
Steele Prospector.
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Curious Cur Cure.—"Chas Gillan's
dog Terry has been on the sick list for
the past week. The Government vet.
was called in to see him on Saturday last, so Terry has a fair chance fo
recover."—Rossland Evening World.
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Pretty Painting.—"Fred Pretty has
got a contract from the C. P. R. to
paint a number of their houses at Banff.
It will be a summer's job."—Rossland
Evening World.
PERDICARIS having once been a
street railway man himself, he should
know enough to ask those bandits for a
transfer.   •
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THE "Province" has on exhibition
a monster duck egg, symbolical of popular interest in lacrosse as demonstrated
by a two-team league.
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THERE may be something in the
proposal to send the local lacrosse team
to St. Louis. The twelve can at least
make an exhibition of themselves.
IF SKYRD1.0FF keeps skylarking
around with the Vladivostock squadron,
the Japs may sometimes learn to go
MR. W. R. ROSS,*M.P.P., has'endorsed Hon. Mr. F. L. Carter-Cotton
as a man of brains and some influence,
and   Mr.   Carter-Cotton   has   thereby
acchieved the pinnacle of fame.
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was a passenger by the Princess Victoria the other evening, and yet the
steamer made the trip from Vancouver
without mishap.
hoped to pick up the usual evening
breeze, and in the meantime ihe
schooner was loafing along inshore.
When, in calm weatner, sails were hoisted, the mainmast snapped and down
came the sails and wreckage by the
side. If the schooner bad been in rough
weather or any wind to mention, these
sailormen declare that it would have
been a case of capsize and drowning
like rats in a trap. Tbe crippled
schooner was towed back for further repair by her own boats, and now the men
are swearing that they will not go out in
her. There arc half a dozen others of
the fleet that they propose to steer clear
of. And it all works back to the original question propounded by "Progress,"
and which is just as deserving of an
answer now:
Wherein are the lives of the sealers
less valuable than the lives of those on
the harbor tug? And why should official
survey be omitted in the case of the
vessel carrying a far greater number of
lives, and which face incomparably harder weather?
A n appetizer, relish and stiimil
ant—Price's Gold Medal Brand-
».30 to  nAII Y  »•'» *°
4.30       «""" 1       10.30.
riatinees 10c. all over.
Management of
Prank E. McNish, the famous
Silence and Fun Man.
The Hirschhorns
Swiss Warblers and Musicians.
The Linden Sisters
Singers and Whistlers.
Fanny Donovan
"The Irish Crystal."
Bernard Williams
Irish Comedian.
Frederick Roberts
New Bioscope Pictures.
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Baseball League Brings Victoria
Into the Big Circle—First
Match To-Day.
The extremity of lacrosse is evidently
the opportunity of baseball. While interest in the Canadian game promises
to go down to a very low mark this season, in consequence of New Westminster's withdrawal irom the provincial
association, baseball will boom immensely as the result of the formation
of a first grade league in which Victoria has a place. The new league is
semi-professional, and was brought into being at a meeting in Everett last
week at which this city was represented
by Mr. H. A. Goward. The Puget
Sound Baseball League is the official
title of the new organization, and its
first game is set for to-day, in this city,
between Seattle and Victoria, the home
nine being drawn in the following
batting order: McManus, c.; Blackburn, p.; Potts, i b.; Schwengers, 2 b.;
Erie, s.s.; Rithet, 3 b.; McConnell, l.f.;
Burnes, cf.; and Goward, r.f.
Mr. Goward reports that the proceedings in connection with the formation of
the league were marked by an enthusiasm which augurs well for the success
of the venture.   Entries were received
from five clubs, more than sufficient to
make the contest for the pennant interesting. They are Bellingham, Everett,
Sedro Wolley, Seattle (Manuel Lopez)
and Victoria.    After the introduction of
the delegates, the first question considered was whether the conditions in each
of the cities represented would warrant
the organization of a league.   It was
pointed out that the travelling expenses
in the amalgamation proposed would be
comparatively small.   A league match,
it  was generally agreed,  would be a
much better attraction than an ordinary exhibition game.   All circumstances
taken  into    consideration,  it  was  the
unanimous opinion that the formation of
the suggested league would be in the
interests   of baseball throughout   the
Northwest.  Business in connection with
the organization was then taken up. One
of the most important matters discussed
was the guarantee a team should receive when playing away from home.
It took some time to satisfactorily settle
this matter.   Finally, however, the full
expense of eleven men, with the option
of 50 per cent, of the gate receipts, was
agreed upon.  This decision found favor
with all present.   It makes it necessary
for the home club to make up any deficiency should the gate go below about
$50, but, as was remarked, when a game
cannot draw to that extent it is that to
give up playing baseball.   A constitution
was then adopted calling for the election
of a president, vice-president, secretary,
and treasurer, as well as the formation
of a board of managers to consist of
the officers named and the duly accredited manager  of  each  of the competing
teams.   It was also provided that the
annual election of officers should be held
on the first Tuesday of June each year;
that the board of directors of the league;
the control and direction of the league;
that the initiation fee should be $10 for
each club, and the annual  dues after
the first year $10, and that on or before
June 14th each club should remit to the
treasurer a cash guarantee of $25 to
be held by the league as a guarantee
that such club will faithfully keep and
perform all its engagements as required
by the constitution, the by-laws and the
schedule of games, each guarantee to be
forfeited by the club failing in its engagements   to   the   club   disappointed
thereby. This was followed by the drafting of a number of rules and regulations,
the most important of which  follows:
"No games shall be played by any of the
clubs composing this league which conflict with the regular scheduled games.
Revolving will not be permitted.   Clubs
guilty of negotiating  with  players  already signed  with other clubs of this
league  shall  be    subject  to explusion.
Players may be loaned from one club to
another by consent of the managers of
such clubs.    If any player is released
the club releasing him shall report such
fact to the president and also whether
there is anything against his character
to prevent his re-engagement."   Officers
were then elected as follows: President,
Mr. Dresen, of Everett; vice-president,
S. L. Cole, of Bellingham; secretary, S.
Newman; treasurer,  Dresen.    A complete schedule for the season was not
drafted,  it  being   found   impossible   to
make satisfactory dates  at such  short
notice. The following games were, however, decided upon:
June 18th—Seattle (Manuel Lopez)
vs. Victoria, at Victoria.
June 25th—Everett vs. Victoria, at
June 26th—Everett vs. Victoria, at
July 1st—Bellingham vs. Victoria, at
July 2nd—Bellingham vs. Victoria, at
July 3rd—Bellingham vs. Victoria, at
July 4th—Sedro Wolley vs. Victoria,
at Mount Vernon.
An agitation has been initiated here
which deserves the support of all good
sportsmen and true Victorians. It has
for its object the sending of the J. B,
A. A. four to Henley, where Winnipeg's
representatives have now been despatched. The Henley trip would encourage
the Bays immensely; it would be a great
big advertisement for the city, and there
is every reason to believe that the men
from the West would stand an excellent
chance of establishing themselves as
world's champions. Winnipeg has latterly been doing'some tall talking about
the record performances of its crew,
their mark of 8 minutes and 10 seconds
being classed an American record. So
it would be but for the fact that the J.
B. A. A. "Big Four" at Nelson in 1002
entirely eclipsed it. Rowing on Kootenay, lake the Bay's four, consisting of
W. W. Wilson (stroke), C. B. Kennedy (3), H. Briggs (2), and L. A.
Gill (bow), won the junior mile and a
half race in 7 minutes and 59. seconds.
The senior race, over the same course
was captured the next day in 7 minutes
and 57 seconds. These times are in the
N. P. A. A. 0. records, and cannot be
disputed. The present Winnipeg crew
for Henley is well known to the J. B.
A. A. boys. Selby Henderson (No. 2),
was formerly a member of the local
club. The four is a very fast one, but
the men are a little lighter than the "Big
Four."   The weights are as follows:
J. B. A. A.-W. W. Wilson (stroke),
178 pounds; C. B. Kennedy (No. 3),
185; F. Dillabough (No. 2) 170; W. H.
Jesse (bow), 168.
Winnipeg. — Hunter (stroke), 172
pounds; Kent (No 3), 180; S. Henderson (No. 2), 168; Riley (bow), 167.
J. B. A. A. crews are now getting
into shape for the N. P. A. A. O. regatta next month at Portland. Coach
O'Sullivan is keeping a careful eye on
the progress of the boys, and is confident that they will establish for themselves a record equally as good as that
of last summer, It is the intention of
the James Bay Athletic Association to
be represented in every event of the regatta. All crews, with the exception of
the junior sculls, have been selected.
They are as follows:
Senior Four—W. W. Wilson, stroke;
C. B. Kennedy, 3; F. Dillabough, 2;
W. H. Jesse, bow.
Junior Four—P. Andrews, stroke; J.
Finlaison, 3; T. Brown, 2; J. Donaldson, bow.
Senior Pairs—D. O'Sullivan, stroke;
D. Desbrisay, bow.
Junior Pairs—C. Kennedy, stroke; W.
H. Jesse, bow.
Senior Sculls—D. Desbrisay.
Those acquainted with the oarsmen
mentioned will'agree that it would have
been hard to make a better selection.
All have been training faithfully and are
confident of their ability to acquit themselves in such a way <ts to reflect credit
upon the institution to which they belong.
It has not been definitely decided yet
who will enter the junior sculls for the
Bays. The name of W. W. Wilson has
been suggested. Mr. Wilson, however,
does not think that he should undertake
this besides stroking the senior four.
There are a number willing to enter the
lists on behalf of the club, and those
interested may rest assured that a
worthy representative will be found to
scull the junior single shell.
Preparations are also being made for
the regatta by Vancouver, Nelson and
Portland. According to the Province, the
Terminal City four is stronger this summer than ever before. They have a
stroke that is to carry them to victory
with ease. The same paper also criticizes the local oarsmen's style. It says
they "lie too far back on their oars and
the recovery is killing," and owing to
this Vancouver is going to have a "walk
over." One of the most prominent of
the local "Big Four" referring to this
paragraph predicted that the pace of the
J. B. A. A. crew would probably be
found "killing" to the Vancouver aggregation. Nelson has a first-class four,
and they are out for championship honors. It is this aggregation from tbe interior that Victoria must watch, as all
oarsmen agree that they will be more
formidable than any of the Coast crews.
"Postmaster Wadds received from
Victoria last week for A. R. McQuarrie,
an English setter with a perigree a yard
long." The above clipping from the
Rossland Evening World refers to an
English setter bitch, Lady Maude by
Duke and ex-champion Lady Howard,
shipped to Rossland last week by Mr.
Thos. Plimley. She was sold at a good
figure for breeding purposes and is in
whelp to T. P. McConnell's latest importation. Her color is lemon and white,
a good field dog and of a fine appearance. Mr. Plimley has been breeding
English setters in Victoria for years
and has now several good bitches expecting litters in about a month. A large
number of his dogs have won prizes in
the local and outside shows , one year
carrying everything before them.
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Very few apparently are aware of it,
but it is a fact none the less that Swan
lake is this season giving up some
magnificent trout as the rewards of
careful fishing. Heretofore there has
been an impression that this lake was
too deep for the approval of the trout.
Bait fishing, however, brings from it
some splendid specimens. One of these
—a fish than which no firmer or better
conditioned could be asked—was got by
Mr. Frank Baines a few days ago. It
weighed 2 lbs. 9 oz., and it was but one
of a trio of big fellows.
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Manager Harrison of the Driard is
proving himself one of the staunchest
and most cordial friends of the American game on this side of the line. He
has recently made the proposal to present a magnificent provincial championship trophy—to cost upwards of $100—
if an organizat'on of the ball teams
can be brought about, and Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster and Nanaimo
arrange a series of league games. The
proposal strikes the local fans very favorably—as it certainly should—and efforts will be made to bring about the
proposed league.
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With no qualification of the belief
that New Westminster has acted in an
unsportsmanlike manner in withdrawing
from the lacrosse association, "Progress" cannot but fully admit their
right to a determining match for the
1903 championship, after Vancouver's
default of the decider on that drawn
game qualified Westminster as a championship competitor.
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They apparently play strenuous ball
up in the Kootenays. In a recent match
between Ymir and Salmo, R. C, Sheedy,
a Ymir player, was "treacherously
struck on the head by a Salmo player
and knocked into unconsciousness, from
which he recovered three hours later in
the hospital where he is now confined.
For some time it was feared that his
spine was affected, but fortunately this
proves not to be the case, and he will
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The provincial lacrosse association has
adopted a rule to determine championship honors by the percentage system,
every win counting ico, every draw
So, and every loss nil. Had the constitution been amended in this regard before last season, there would be no
squabble over the pennant ownership—
it would have simply gone to Vancouver.
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New Westminster having remained
obdurate, a series of lacrosse matches)
for the season between Vancouver and
Victoria has been drawn up. The bob-
tailed race for the pennant will not be
particularly interesting, but it is the best
that can be done.
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The Grand Forks summer meeting is
set for August 25th, 26th, and 27th. The
principal event of course will be the
Grand Forks Derby, seven-eighths of a
mile,  for the  Seagram cup and $500
* *  *
The B. C. Ball Club appears to have
closed its eventful life with but "one
consecutive appearance." Emmerson
has gone to Salem, Ore., at a salary of
$100 per and board.    The others are
reincarnated amateurs.
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Black bass will not be introduced into
the waters of the Kootenay, in consequence of Professor Prince's conclusion
that they would prey on the trout. The
black bass is a very good fish—but he
is not wanted if the trout must go with
his coming.
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Port Townsend was scarely in it with
Victoria last Saturday as shown by the
score: 11 to 3.
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The Gowen Harriers keep coming
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Both the Militia and J. B. A. A. field
sports last Saturday proved great successes.
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3 Beautiful Sites on Victoria Arm.
Also a delightful home with
deep water frontage.
2 Lots Esquimau Road (375
I Lot Old Esquimau   oad $»5
a  LotsCath rlneStreet., $7»5
I Lot Admiral's Road $t°o
(Terms Easy) 4* Fort S*
Malt Extract
Lime Juice
Two Summer Necessaries
Central Drug Store,
Douglas and Yates Sts.
Telephone 201.
Sketching Lessor
is commencing a course of Lessons on P
tive in Sketching irom Nature. All in
tion at Studio, Balmoral Block. Lesso
classes daily for all branches of Art work.
Dominion Governm
58 Broad Street
Hart Sales Every Tuesday, 2 p.'
Saturday, 3 p. m.
PHONE 703.
Established 1858.
A, W. <Bridgm
Real Estate, Financial
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assuran
Ltd., of London, England.
London Assurance Corporatio
41 Government St.
Paul's Cleaning
and Pressing  Wc
mye Douglas St.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothes Gl
and Pressed Equal to N&
Phone 1012,


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