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 New Houses For Sale
A number of new homes, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly instalments.
B.C. Land ft iBTestment Agency Ld.
40 Government St.
'Oak House" and 2 lots, Esquimalt Road, $2,000.
Real Estate Office* ]
78%  Government Street j
Vol. I.   No. 36.
Price 6 Cents.
It's the cool light!
It's the steady light!
It's the only safe light i
It's the modern light 1
It's the economical light!
It's the convenient light!
It's the only light with all the advantages and none of the disadvantages
Electric Light
The ONLY light for office, Store or home
no^rZui^on British Columbia Electric Railway Co,, U.
"DIXI" Geylm Tea
3jc. Per Lb.
OIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers |
A. WILLIAMS & CO., Limited
Conveyancers and Notaries Public.
155 acres, portion cleared, good cottage,
barn and outbuildings, 7 miles from
city.   $3,350.
10 acres, 5 acres under cultivation, with
buildings, 9 miles from city.   $1,100.
50 acres, portion cleared.  $1,500.
The Facta Upon Which the  Application for a Commission
of inquiry Has Been Based.
Wholesale Orocers,
Victoria, B.C.
Owners and operators 01 following Salmon Canneries-
Richmond & Beaver, Fraser River, Inverness, Skeena River. I
Use B. & K. Wheat Flakes
Home Manufacture. |
BRfteKMAN & KERJM. CO.. Limited. 1
MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
T.:ELP0RD, Manager.
P. 0. Box 298.
The Shawnigan Lake Lnfnber Co*, Ld.
Mills at ShawniganjLake.l
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. C.
— Manufacturers of—
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Lathe,
Shingles,   Mouldings,  Etc.,  of The  Best Quality.
I easoned and KilnJDriedlFlooring and Finishing Lumber [always in Stock
this Shorthand is totally different to all oth-
L  Lessons by mail are quite easy.  We guar-
Ice success.
typewriting is taught by mail. We forward
: lesson sheets to teach you the correct fing-
ig—all the fingers and thumbs—on theJBlind
ich System.   Write saying the machine you
■horthand Lessons, by mail, $40 to comple
■1, payable by instalments, BndtTyp,iiigles-
s by mail $ao to completion, but payment in
ance.   Address the Secretary.
;udio—Over Imperial Bank, Victoria.
O Box 176. 	
Your Own Landlord
for $100.
We can offer you a five-roomed dwelling, in
good condition, with sewer and electric light,
fine view of the sea,
ONLY $1,000
Terms, $100 cash, balance small monthly payments. This is only one ofour many bargains.
Money to loan.   Stores aud Dwellings to Let.
Fire Insurance Written.
Phone 1076 30 Broad St.
The Hotel Victoria
E. GAVE, Proprietor
American Plan, $2,00 a Day and Op
Government Street, Victoria, B. 0.
Last week "Progress" in the discharge of its duty as a public journal,
printed a news item relating to the
Victoria and Esquimalt Pilotage
Board. Having learned that Pilot
Bucknam had made an affidavit that
certain money had been diverted
from the proper channel, which affidavit had been placed before the
Minister of Marine and Fisheries',
who had promised that a wmmis4on>'
would be appointed to investigate
the matter,. "Progress" publish*!
the fact without comment of any
kind. Forthwith the Times complained that the paper had charged
the persons named in the item with
committing an offence, and then proceeded to give some details, which
connected Mr. E. Crow Baker, one of
the commissioners as well as Secretary of the Board with the subject
matter of the inquiry. Then the Colonist took it up and said that the
statements "practically amount to
aspersions upon the character" of
Mr. Baker, and that what has been
published consists of "innuendoes"
and "insinuations;" to which absurd observation it added very many
pleasant but quite unnecessary things
about Mr. Baker. "Progress" has not
said and does not now say that any
person has done anything wrong, but
the Pilotage Board is a public body;
its doings are matters of public concern; its, reports are public documents, and when a demand is made
for-an-official investigation of a public body that demand is legitimate
The affidavit of Pilot Bucknam is
to the effect that for seven years
prior to 1899 the "surplus" referred
to in section 26 of the Pilotage Bylaws of the district of Victoria and'
Esquimalt has not been divided a-
mong the Pilots. The section reads
as follows:
"Each licensed Pilot shall be entitled to receive from the Secretary
the amount of his earnings, less a
deduction of 10 per cent, to be ap->
plied in payment of such expenses as
the Pilotage Authority may duly incur. Should 10 per cent, be found
insufficient to cover said expenses, a
further sum shall he collected from
the Pilots pro rata, and should 10
per cent be more than sufficient for
working expenses, the balance (if
any) shall be divided at the end of
the year amongst the Pilots."
The published accounts of the
Board represent the division as having been made, and in 1900 the Pilots
gave the Secretary receipts covering
the previous seven years. Notwithstanding the existence of these receipts the Pilots are still claiming
ihe money, as appears by Pilot Bucknam 's affidavit and the following letter which "Progress" has been asked to publish. The letter is a copy
of one written to Capt. Cox and Mr.
"It was with feelings of deep regret that we the undersigned read
in the Weekly "Progress" dated
Victoria September 3rd, an article
referring to an inquiry that the government intends to hold respecting
certain moneys due the Victoria Pilots, but never recovered, and that
your name was mentioned in connection therewith. The cause of the iN
quiry was prior to your appointment
as n Commissioner and we can only
state that the Pilots of Victoria have
t-very confidence in the members of
th<> Pilot Board, consisting of Capt.
William Grant, Joshua Kingham, A.
B. Rraser, sr., and J.G. Cox. We further regret that the editor of "Prog-
res" did not, before publishing such
an article, consult the Victoria Pilots.
Again expressing regret at the injustice of connecting your name with
the intended inquiry, we remain
yours respectfully
John Thompson.
S. W. Bucknam.
John Newby.
Thomas Bebbington.
William Cox."
In nfirenoe to this letter "Progress' ' has only to say that it saw no
occasion to consult the Victoria
Pilots because it had not the least
intention of trying the ease in its
columns or of doing anything mora
than mention a matter of public interest. The above statement of facts
which relate to a, department of the
public Service', clearly shows ihe heed
essity of an inquiry.
■y *jngrTgT 'JTrpigr rB"grtgf *gv*pvgv ffnii ■Wt^Vv T^^*T TrTn
I  Random Reflections  3
AGASSIZ is again full of hop(s).
• e    *
KUROPATKIN'S "rout" appears
to be northward as far as he can get.
WHAT a chance the Labor Day
paraders   missed   in   not   securing
Major Maude as a special attraction.
• •   •
THE hunting season accident appears to be fooling the    expectant
paragraphers this time.
• •   •
CAN it be that the salmon have
declared a sympathetic strike in order to help out the packers?
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"YOURS in Haste" is the way
Kuropat. is  signing all his  letters
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AFTER setting war news for a
few weeks, the printer finds the fall
fair prize lists a genuine relief.
• •    e
ST. PETERSBURG despatch says
that the Czar is an habitual early
riser.   Up with the Son, of course!
»    •   e
JOHN SMITH was found dead at
Fernie last week. This should boom
crepe sales wherever the John Smith
family is found.
REV. G. H. WILSON took a drop
too much and fell into Burrard Inlet.   The drop was from the   North
Vancouver wharf.
• •   •
WHEN Gabriel; blows his trumpet
the citizens of Victoria will be too
busy squabbling over the proposed
extension of Carr street to notice it.
THERE is one excellent result ob-i|
servabl'e in connection with viceregal visits: Esquimalt road gets
UPWARDS of 12,000 pickets werea
in use in connection with the packers' strike—enough for a real long
UNIONISM hasn't spread to the
Japanese army. The private soldier
reeeives seventy cents a month and
feels proud.
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SOCIAL ITEM: General Kuropatkin was a passenger northward by
the Mukden-Harbin express yesterday.
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THE Fall Fair prize list is now
about ripe, and printers, proof-readers and a few others will find it a
nice time to take a vacation.
e    •    •
HUNTERS assert that the birds
have been frightened    to  the hills.
Perchance they have seen S. P 1
Mi s' new hunting suit.
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WITH Hearst, Lowery, Carley and
Houston in one and the same town,
Nelson will apply for necessary extension of its corporate limits.
THE real explanation of William
Randolph Hearst's presence in Nelson is his natural curiosity to find
out how one small city in the wilderness can support so many newspapers.
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IN THE farewell addresses, Victorians forgot to congratulate "Their
Excellencies" upon the approaching
termination of their sentence of exile
to the wilds of Canada.
The Victim.
American Law Makes This City
a Dumping around  for
Pauper Consumptives.
The laws of the "land of liberty
and of justice" are a curious quantity. Occasionally corporations as
well as individuals discover the fact
to their cost. And just at present
Victoria is experiencing the proof in
a case in point.
Ever since California awakened to
full realization of her danger from
the white plague—Los Angeles and
a number of other cities of the state
being virtually peopled by comsump-
tives—extreme measures have been
adopted to prevent the entry of tuberculous persons. The law is rigid
and uncompromising and it is vigorously enforced against both rich and
poor—especially the poor.
Recently Edward Langgren, Swedish by birth, American citizen by
naturalization, and resident of San
Francisco, Cal., by his own declaration, started homeward from Alaska,
where the rough life of a prospector
had played sad havoc with his constitution. He came down on one of
the Skagway-Victoria liners to this
city, and exchanged to the City of
Puebla for the remaining stage of
his journey home. At San Francisco the most superficial examination was sufficient to convince the officials that he was in about the last
stage of consumption, and he was
peremptorily refused admission and
ordered returned here.
The returning steamship "dumped
him" at the outer wharf, penniless,
and almost dying.
There was nothing for the humanity of British institutions to do but
to care for the hapless waif refused
the right to die in the land of his
choice and citizenship.
Langgren is now at the Victoria
Isolation Hospital, provided with a
comfortable bed, nourishing and sufficient food and competent medical
attendance—all of which is paid for
by the citizens of Victoria, upon
whom the consumptive has no manner or shadow of claim. Furthermore it is obvious that he will be a
perpetual charge during his remaining days, although, poor fellow, they
will probably be few.
And Langgren's case is but one of
many, in which the sharper legislation of the neighbor states, or more
vigorous enforcement, succeeds in
throwing pauper charges upon easygoing Victoria.
It becomes a matter of live concern to consider whether, in the interest of the public pocket as well
as the public health, British Columbia should not enact as drastic laws
as California—and enforce them with
the same severity.
—Doing Good Work:
Even before its arrival at St.
Louis, the Fifth Regiment Band appears to be doing excellent advertising for the city of Victoria. Colorado and other papers just to hand
contain goodly half and quarter column notices, in all of which Baud-
master Finn, or the band as a whole,
receives credit for pointing the seekers for truth to the glorious fact
that this is the prettiest nnd most
attractive city on the Pacific coast.
It pays to pack yonr pantry with
Price's Pnre Preserves. His Peaches,
Pears, Plnms and Pickles are priceless.  Purity is personified in them.
Ladies fine kid gloves, all the latest
shades, every pair guaranteed; entire new stock.
—Bakers Beware!
Complaint has been made to the
city council that more thnn one Victoria bakery persists in giving its
patrons light-weight bread. The police are now looking into the truth
of the assertion, and it is safe to
conclude thnt if any lonves nre produced in evidence to be labelled Exhibit "A," they will be of the exceedingly stale variety.
Spoiled a Snap.—The storm Friday
night completely done away with the
snnp soeinl to be given by the Misses
Hartfe.—Marysville, Tenn., Record.
New Seasons—Use   Prices   Pure
Strawberry Jam.  Gold Medal Brand. 2
It Would Seem- That the Heathen
Has the Better of It in His
Laundry Expenses.
It is a distinctly; curious thing that
it should be so, but the Chinaman
apparently has much the better of
his white brother in being permitted
in Victoria to carry on his laundry
how he wills, without particular regard to sanitation with its incidental
expenses. Just why white laundries;
established by white citizens and
operated in such a way as to give
assurance against the inauguration
or spread of epidemic, should be
compelled to go to great expense in
making their premises conform to
the requirements of a strict laundry
by-law, while the Chinaman is exempt from these same obligations—
doubly necessary in his case if at all
—it passes the common comprehension to 'grasp. The matter developing so evident unfairness tn the
white men interested in the laundry
business was recently brought to the
notice of the city council in a. letter bearing the signature of Mr. T-
M. Brayshaw, the substance of which
was as follows:
"We have a grievance to bring before your honorable body in connection with the wash4ouse;s of our
city: Some nine months ago myself
and several ratepayers of this eity
established (at a very heavy costi
an up-to-date laundry for the purpose of turning out the laundry of
our city cheaply and under sanitary
conditions. The city officials whose
duty it is to carry out the provisions
of the by-law relating to laundries
saw* to it that nothing was left undone in our case in this particular,
even to the most minute points.
Still, other laundries can run along
without even being inspected by
these officials—else they would not
be allowed to carry on to the danger
of the health of our citizens. Furthermore, I notice that the Chinese
can (and do) shift from one old.
tumbledown building to other old
shacks and carry on their laundry
work where there are no sanitary
arrangements for such . purpose,
without even asking permission, let
alone putting down ,a. cement floor
and establishing othei-. conditions required by the by-law. In some cases
the filthy, vile-smelling soapsuds
ooze out from under the sidewalks
in front of the tumble-down shacks
the Chinese occupy, to the danger of
the scores of persons passing each
day. One cannot wonder at the Isolation Hospital being well patronized all the time by typhoid and scarlet fever patients when such a state
of affairs exists in our midst. Now,
what I want to know is: Why are
we made an exception of? And if
there is a by-law for the proper control of washhouses, why is the same
not enforced impartially and the disgraceful stenches in our midst abated? We dp not blame the officials
for doing their duty in our case, but
there are other white laundries in
the eity; and, to the disgrace of our
city, there are 33 Chinese laundries
1 Mr. Brayshaw's 'etter went to the
Sanitary Inspector for report, and
the Council seems to have been satisfied when it had thus been got out
of their hands. But the Sanitary Inspector's report does not by any
means meet the points charged, as
anyone who reads it will agree:
1 ''With reference to the communication from Mr. T. M. Brayshaw,
complaining of the unsanitary condition of Chinese laundries, I may
stly, that during .the summer of 1901,
notices Were delivered to each owner
or occupier of laundries throughout,
the city to have their premises put
in  shape, to  comply  with  the pro
visions of the washhouse byJaw, but! ORCHESTRAL MUSIC,
no action was taken in the matter i  ■
after notices were served. As to"the | Editor Progress: "The mild en-1
proprietors of the laundry referred j demic of the letters-to-the-editor
to in Mr. Brayshaw's letter, having! complaint that has visited Victoria
to comply with the provisions of the \ as a consequence of the musical fes-
washhouse by-law with respect to tival proposals of Mr. Harriss ap-
putting in of cement floors, I may pears to be spreading. At any rate,
say I was not consulted in the mat- I feel the workings of the virus in
ter and in fact it did not come with-  my  own circulation  at  the  present
in the sphere of my duties.   The Chinese  laundries   throughout  the   city
moment, and, as this letter will indicate, the malady  is following its
are in as good sanitary condition' as' usual course
the present  plumbing  arrangements j    It  is  not  of feasts  or festivals,
and wooden floors will permit of,"
however, that I wish to write, but
rather of the regular bill of fare.
More directly, the modest circular
of the Victoria Orchestral Society,
dated September 1st, seems to me to
cajl for some domment fromi *. disinterested source.
Briefly,  the   society  seeks  to  organize on a subscription basis, after
Victoria College of Music, who have" the pattern of the Arion Club.    It
The New Organ at the Victoria Col-
lege of Music.
"Progress" is evidently also the
motto   of   the   proprietors   of   tne
now erected one of the finest instruments in the province so that students may have the advantage of the
use of an up-to-date organ.
The organ    has    been    built   by
is proposed to give at least two
concerts during the coming season,
and tickets are offered at very reasonable rates. I am confident that
the response to this appeal will be
Wordsworth, of Leeds, England, and  liberal   and  hearty;    but,  precisely
4. In its conductor, Mr. George
Werner, the society has secured, I
am convinced, a routined and thoroughly competent musician. His
friendly relations, too, with the Musicians' Protective Union hold out
some promise of a permanent arrangement whereby the services of
professional players may be secured
for all rehearsals. With all causes
of friction between amateurs and
union men removed, the success of
the Orchestral Society would be assured.
Thanking you, Mr. Editor, and
hoping that this letter may add a
little strength to a very worthy
cause, I am,
12 Caledonia Ave., Victoria, Sept.
7, 1904.
Editor Progress:—In your issue of
the 20th inst. I noticed an item headed
"ihe Modern Method", referring to the
20th Century Shorthand School, conducted by Mr. Norton Printz. In
the opening sentence of that item you
state that "For years Victoria has suffered through having located here no
capable instructors in stenography, making a business and specialty of shorthand and typewriting instruction."
This was evidently written without
giving the matter any thought, and certainly reflects on two institutions, established here for many years, which are
devoted entirely to the teaching of
shorthand ■ and typewriting. I refer to
the school conducted by Miss McMillan
on Broad street, and to the classes under
the direction of Sister Mary Matthew
at St. Anne's Convent. Both of these institutions have been doing most excellent work here for many years, and the
large number of young ladies and gentlemen who have passed through these
schools, and have smce secured good
positions in this city and elsewhere, will
1 feel sure fully concur in this statement.
It has been my privilege on several
occasions to visit the classes at the Convent, conduct examinations in speed
tests and look over the work done by
(he pupils, and I can certainly testify
to the thoroughness of the system adopted there.
I wish it distinctly understood that in
writing this I am in no way reflecting
. on the work done by Mr. Printz, but I
think that  when reference is made in
I the press to new shorthand schools, it
should be done in such a manner as will
, not reflect in any way on established in-
i stitutions doing good work in our city.
Yours truly,
Victoria, B. C, August 22nd, 1904.
health and cleanliness, but the con
ductor is but doing his duty in striyl
ing to fully enforce it. Besides.thisT
should he bring his car in in a filths
condition, it will injure him undoubl
edly in the service. Sailors of Hit
Majesty would not desire to be th]
cause of such, a result.
—Maude-Mnller Again.
A suit by Mrs,—(Mijjor) ■ j
against a domestic named   Hanna!
Muller has been entered in the
visional Court at Ottawa,    It is
leged that the defendant and   foij
other girls came out to Canada'
work for Mrs. Maude, the latter a\
vancing   transportation   money,
condition of the advance, it is sail
was that  the  money should be ii
imbursed  if the girls failed  to rl
main  in  service  for  the   stipulate!
time.    All the girls    quitted    Mil
Maude's employ, the defendant b|
ing the last to leave.   The suit is
recover $30  passage    money    frd
Miss Muller.
—Nothing in It:
Mayor Barnard has been very coil
siderably   annoyed  of  late  by    trf
circulation of a persistent report-
report that refuses to lie down an|
be quiet—to the effect that he ha
written    Commodore    Goodrich
questing that the jolly Jack Tars
kept off the streets of Victoria ill
asmuch as they required police al
tention.   The Mayor has never wril
ten any such letter; there never wa
any occasion for such a communicl
tion, as the sailor folk are about til
most orderly and law-abiding on rel
ord; and His Worship does not taF
it as a compliment to his sanity thj
anyone should believe him capable
inditing such  a request.    The    cj
cumstance that the ships have be|
seldom  at home this summer
Victoria and its business men ha
in consequence seen but little of
men-of-war's-inen, appeared to g?
color to the report "made of
vagrant breeze.''
Most probably, it is mere thought-
all who attended the opening recitals because of the modesty and restraint I
were charmed with the instrument, I of the circular already mentioned, I'
every stop of which has been voiced j ask your co-operation in placing be- j
by Mr. Herbert Wordsworth of the ] fore   the   public   some   additional I
above Arm, known as one. of the fin-! claims. .    ,, ■ ■*<• i.: '»» I _ipha Rliaw «.„.
est experts in thisjhpdrtant branch     ±  A city without an orchestra is'    &?""■?*•
pipes       "ng* °rga" I a dead city-tt«3ie«%:' K-as some lessness,'but assuredly it is not good
I are    fond    of     hinting—Victoria's business policy for the rooms of the
It is_ the first organ in the city to 1 pulse is somewhat feeble, I know of tourist  association  not to be  open
no plan better calculated at once to even earlier than usual and making
improve the pulse arid silence de- special efforts to serve the outside
tractors than to foster a love of'good public on such city-crowding holi-
orchestral music. 1 days as Monday last.    "Progress"
2. The chief weakness in Vic- has received no fewer than three
toria's musical life seems to be the complaints that the rooms of the as-
rarity of the appearance of visiting sociation were disappointingly closed
artists of reputation. Our students when visitors sought them early
are thus' without models and our Labor Day, and no doubt it is but
teachers without inspiration. The necessary to refer to the grievance
Orchestral. Society,' when placed on  in order to avoid a repetition.
a sure footing, proposes to, use its  :	
available.funds in helping1 io supply —Thoughtless Jackies.
this long-felt want. This is a con- j As a rule the Jack Tar is ever
sideration that will appeal with ready to comply with rules and regu-
force to those residents of Victoria lations that are of common sense
who have been accustomed to the' character. Hence it is that the ma-1
fuller concert-going opportunities of jority endorse and cheerfully sub-
larger cities,        •     .   • f     I scribe to the rule prohibiting expec-
3. The advantages of orchestral toration in the street cars. Occas-
practice are of greater value to ama- ionally this rule is violated, and (as
teurs than, those of any other form in a mid-day Esquimalt car, Thurs-
of    concerted    musical    effort.     A, day) the conductor is given trouble
have electric powei attached to the
wind supply and is a great success.
Messrs. Hinton & Co. Ltd., have fitted lip the electric motor andI'stj" easily does it run that the only belt required for transmitting the power
from the motor to the bellows is a
piece of ordinary sewing machine
belting. There is an automatic attachment which stops the motor instantly as soon as the bellows is full.
There are three feeders to the bellows worked by a shaft with three
cranks set at triangular centres which
obviates the jerkiness often noticed
in organs having only two feeders.
At the opening recital's on Thursday,
at 3 p, m. and 8 p. m., every room of
the College was crowded to excess
and in the evening many had to sit
on the lawn and be content w|th
hearing the music from a distance.
Cards are out for "tbe marriage of
Mr. Abe Ellis and Miss May Violet
Sylvester, on the 21st inst.
permanent, orchestra under a good upon endeavor to enforce it. The
conductor is the most potent educa- sailor lads will do well to remember*
tional factor any eity can hope to that not, only is this the rule de-
secure. '.    . I signed   in   the  interest    of    public
One On the House.—John Wol
has treated a portion of his reT
dence to a new roof.—Dayton Chrt|
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Hied and Go Seek.—The shinl
mill gang hied them to the head]
the lake Monday in search of gcj
timber.—Slocan Drill.
* •   •
Comrades In Misfortune.—"The fil
last Saturday burned the cabin occupj
by Mr. Rogers, and on Sunday a
stable close to the Court-houseicorne-
—Cumberland News.
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Relationship    Disclaimer. — "Jose1
Martin has  returned from  a  pleassj
visit to his family in Manitoba,
guides the gastronomical department '
Winlaw's  mill,  and is  no  relation
Fighting Joe, of   Vancouver."—Nels|
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A Question of Precedence.—"A de;
patch from Fernie states that Bill Trj
tie did not mind his defeat as much '
the fact that the votes showed he wl
not as popular as the duke from Ita|
—Nelson Ledge.
* •   •
What They Will Trap.-"Frank A\
gers, ex-hotel proprietor here and
bert  Hall  have  started  for  the bed
waters of Skookum Chuck, where thj
will build camps where they intend
engage in trapping the coming fall arj
winter.' '—Marysville News.
* *  *
The Chinese have made a record
Canada. One of them was buried in]
Roman Catholic cemetery in Montrel
the other day, and follov|ed to !trj
grave by 60 of his countrymen. Trl
Chink is a diplomat. He will do mo|
anything to catch the washing.
0 pairs Swiss, Tapestry, and Turkish Curtains. Regular tf n ^^
values   to $7 50.   Sale ?J.UU
Dress Goods Last Chance at Summer Goods
50 Men's Soft Dress Shirts, worth up j
to$1.00.   Sale      - __ Aar»U
price  ZfjWtCOUII
10 pieces New Fall Dress Goods just received in Plain and    25 English Cambric Waists, regular $1.00 each.   Sale
Flake Effects, 54_inches wide, regular $1.75 *- «>   ygJ price  	
mrr>     10 Skirts in Blue, Black and Grey, worth up to $7.50 each.
45C       On Saturday we are putting these at   d>—   _<*   £A(*h
yard.   Removal Sale
14 White Lawn and vesting waists, worjn up ~-/» 0a r\          r^    x_    _
Raincoats                to*300 t^na**                95c ca. Comforters
.     ,.,,,,      h   T>o„„iu,. *mnn   «*                   4 Summer Costumes, worth up to 45.00.   Good*.   _.-^ Cllit First shipment of Comforters in Wool and Down AO RA a«
Rain Coats in plain full lengtb. Regular $10.00   j.   ^      ^fffo^eSKn.   Your choice at ^1-50 bUll at, U oft.   Prices range from $1.00 to $QM Gtt.
Blygh's Dry Goods Store
Corner Fort and Douglas Streets
New Fall Jackets
The first shipment now received at
prices about two-thirds regular
15 New Fox Ruffs, extr» large, 8 tails,
worth $10 00 *_  (L-
Sale Price Pj'^J PROGRESS, SATURDAY  SEP. 10,1904
How Votes
Are Lost
Neglect of the Victoria-Nanaimo
Trunk Road Brings Traffic
to Standstill.
If the Hon. Robert F. Green in
lis official capacity of Chief Com-
liissioner of Lands and Works will
\it realize the fact, his department's
faction in the matver of putting the
liain trunk road of Vancouver Island
pi a state of reasonable repair is
pairing many enemies for the gov-
irnment and the party with which
|ie is identified.
Besides this—which must appeal
so a practical politician such as Mr.
Ireen aims to be—the treatment of
ilie public in this respect calls for
condemnation on every score.
To illustrate with but one or two
iut of half a dozen striking examples:
Some time over two years ago, the
jridge crossing Deer Creek, a mile
Jir so distant from Sooke lake and
(jn the main highway between this
lity and Nanaimo, was visited by an
xpert from the Works department
lin consequence of the residents for
ieveral  years before    that    having
irged the unsafety of the structure);
nd shortly thereafter a notice was
(fixed to the poles or trees at either
Jide of the bridge, declaring it un-
|afe for heavy traffic.
The notice bears the signature of
jir. F. C. Gamble, Public Works De-
[artment  Engineer,  and  it  is  still
Now the fact is apparent that if
[ie bridge were declared iinsnfe two
bars ago, and hns not yet been re-
Biired, it is more thnn ever unsafe
day. The placarding of the bridge
ay, of course, be taken as a poor
■pedient on the part of the government to shirk responsibility in the
•ent of some such accident as the
kpartment's servants by the notice
pelf confess themselves expecting.
But it is a poor expedient, and
iould be merely temporary, all will
To pass from the subject of the
per creek bridge, inaction in which
a disgrace to the department and
e government, there are at the
'esent time two or three bridges
it altogether between Sooke lake
id Shawnigan, destroyed by about
e first of the forest fires that de-
jjastated that region during the pass-
~ig summer.
The government was at once ad-
ised of the destruction of these
ridges, but has taken no steps to
ebtvild them. Meanwhile users of
he road have in more than one in-
tance turned to the right about after
riving upwards of 20 miles from
he city toward their destination,
nable to complete their journey in
onsequence of government negli-
ence in maintaining a trunk road.
Ithers have been forced to risk the
uin of their buggies and wagons by
;etting them over the ravines on
Inakeshift skids.
The road is one of the best in the
[iountry, thanks to its makers rather
han its preservers, but the neglect
lif the bridges is fast putting it out
|>f use.
And the resident and traveling
jrablic suffers .greatly.
-No Successor as Yet.
The congregation of the Church of
(he Holy Saviour is—since the resig-
lation of Rev. Mr. Barber must be
'egarded as final—a flock without a
ihepherd. The pulpit is at present
jeing supplied by the Bishop from
Sunday to Sunday, and it is hoped
hat steps toward the appointment
if a rector will shortly be taken.
|-The Contract Awarded:
Announcement   was     made   this
Iveek that the contract for the foun-
lation of the new C. P. R. hotel in
bis city has been awarded to the
owest  bidders,  the  B.  C.  General
!Contract Co. of this city, a subsidiary
irganization of the Puget Sound
Iridge & Dredging Co., who were the
contractors for the new Point Ellice
pridge. The contract for the hotel
ork is understood to have been
iken at a figure in the neighborhood
)f $80,000, which wns about $6,000
ower than the next lowest tender.
-Doing Excellent Work:
Not only is it nppnrent that the
lippronching exhibition of the Victoria Agricultural Association will be
(he best in the history of that or-1
ionization—it should also draw by
fnr the largest attendnnces.    Syste
matic and intelligent, advertising is
what counts in this connection, and
i'uuejrendent reports confirm that this
exhi! ''ion is being more effectively
advertised on the Sound and in all provincial tributary districts than any
previous show in the city's history;
Secretary Swinerton is proving him-
a jewel in the position he fills.
—Not in Order:
,. "Progress" is in receipt .of a letter bearing the nom de plume of
"British Justice," which is condemned to an ignominious finis in
the wastebasket. Firstly and fore-
mostly, the writer did not enclose his
name. Secondly there isn't much
British Justice in indulging in a bitter personal attack under cover of a
pen alias, which is all correct in a
temperate discussion of public questions. "British Justice" aimed to
deny the propriety of County Court
Judge Bole being entrusted with
summary jurisdiction in so important a criminal matter as the trial of
Dr. Telford for manslaughter.
-The Strike Strikes Home:
Hunters and other campers of
Victoria who have been wont to include Armour's sliced ham, etc., so
conveniently packed, among the staples of the camping outfit, have during the past week been unable to
get tteir orders filled at the grocers.
"All out" is the response, with the
siinplementary information that no
man can foretell when it will be
potsible to get more. The strike of
the Chicago packers is to blame. The
putting up of all the fancy items in
canned meats is at an end and has
fceen for several weeks, and worst
of all no one knew how long the
conditions would continue. If Canadian meat packers are alive to the
situation, they will make it a point
to get the mnrket at this favorable
opportunity, by presenting something
to the trade that in qunlity and
neatness of package will equal the
A Promise of Reform.
For months, and indeed years, past,
the residents of lower Head street,
in the vicinity of the Work Point
Barracks, have suffered inconvenience
and the prospect of serious illness1,
through the insanitary condition of,
the drain in that locality. The government, appealed to for redress
since the interested district is outside the city limits, has declared the;
trouble to arise through the neglect
of the interested property owners to
put in proper facilities in the way
of a sewer and septic tank. The
danger to the public health has
taken the subject out of the Lands
and Works Department, and made it
a question for the Board of Health.
The latter finds the machinery of
the law defective, and will take
means for its perfection at the first
session of the legislature. Meanwhile "Progress" is given the assurance by Mr. Gamble that the drain
will be thoroughly cleaned out—
which will make an end of the standing water, and thereby temporarily
abate the nuisance created.
—Free School Books:
The following circular, issued by
the Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council, has been given wide circulation in Victoria: "At a recent
meeting of the Vancouver Trades and
Labor Council the following resolutions, favoring free school books in
this Province, were carried: 'Whereas, The time is opportune for the
Provincial Government to print all
school books used in the public
schools of the Province, and also
supply the same free, or in any
event at cost, to the pupils: Therefore be it resolved, That the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council respectfully request the Provincial
Government to print nnd publish nil
supplies required for the public
schools. And also resolved, • That
the Trades and Labor, Councils and
School Boards in the different cities
of the Province be asked to memorialize the Government fnvoring this
proposition.' In this connection we
beg to point out thnt the Government nt Victoria, with small additional expense, would have all the
facilities necessary for printing and
publishing the supplies required in
the public schools."
—Will Call at Fanning:
The Canndinn Government hns
granted permission for the steamers
of the Cnnndian-Austrnlinn line to
cnll herenftcr nt Fanning Island, the
lnnding place of the Pncific cable
midway between Bnmfield and Fiji.
The cable company, of course, have
n staff of men on the island, and
steamship communication is essential
in order that' provisions aud other
supplies may be regularly renewed.
The Oceanic Steamship Co. of San
Francisco undertook some time ;l ago
to make calls every three weeks,1'but
recently abandoned the arrangement.
The Cnnadian steamers will accordingly put in to Fanning Island once
every two months on their trips
—A Brilliant Spectacle:
Despite the fact that this feature
of Labor Day and the vice-regal
visit hns received but barest mention
in the daily press, it is not too much
to say that the ilhuninntion of His
Majesty's war vessels off the outer
wharf last Monday evening was quite
the most artistic feature of the dual
celebration. The electrical display
on the Bonnventure, outlining every
feature of hull and rigging, was perhaps the finest example of illumination eyer seen here, and deserved
the enthusiastic expressions of admiration which it excited.
Just So.—The Jap is making Russia look like a man at 7 o'clock in
the evening who has endeavored to
see all the world's fair in one day.
—Cranbrook Herald.
• :'••■♦
Broke the Union Rule.—Jimmy
White, who was prospecting at White
river for the past month surprised
himself one*morning by getting up
before breakfast.—Cranbrook Herald.
Assembly Dancing Academy
Mrs. Dickinson and Mrs. Simpson
will resume their classes in dancing,
commencing Saturday, October 1, in
Assembly Hall, Fort street.
Address:   8 St. John Street.
Office hours: ; 4 to 5; 7 to 8.
Phone B81.   >
ft The B. G Funeral Furnishing Co'y ft
ft Chas. Hajfward
<fa     President.
fy Attended to
^*   At any time
ft Day or Night.
j£ Charges very
ft Reasonable.
F, Caselton,
Show rooms and
52 Government
Street, Victoria
The largest and best appointed undertaking establishment in the
province. Telephone No. , 305,404 or 594.
Plums, 2c. lb.
Pears, 75c. box
ROBERT MOWAT, Grocer, 77 Yates St.
Silverware Premium With Every Sale
Victoria Transfer Company, Ltd.
Best Equipped Hack and Livery
Stable in the Province**   «* at
AIl^Rubber-Tired Hack" and Finest Livery Turnouts.   Baggage, Furniture
and Freight Handled at Reasonable Rates and with Dispatch.
19, 21, 23 Broughton Street.
telephone 129.
Nevlr Fail
Yon cannot find an investment equal
to a purchaser of shares in The Western Medicine Co., Ltd., at 26 cents.
-Because its success is assured, its
possibilities are unlimited, its promoters' shares only draw dividends in
proportion to treasury shares sold. It
is the only company in Canada which
places its shareholders on this basis.
Why not buy a block before the rise
which is sure to come?
The Never Fail Remedies are the
only Non-Alcoholic Medicines; this,
together with their wonderful curative powers, is going to make them the
most popular medicines on the market. Read the company's sew booklet; it is full of health hints; free at
the office, 92 Government Street.
The Western
Medicine Co.
Homes and Fruit
Secure Monthly "HOME LIST"
437 Fort Street Telephone 30
Fire, Life, Marine
and Accident
Losses settled with
promptitude and liberality
Agency Wellington
Household Coal
Hall, Goepel & Co.
Phone 88
100 Government Street
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway
Week End Excursions
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton,   Comox and
Other Points of Interest.
GEO. L. COURTNEY, Traffic Manager
The undersigned on the eve of departure for the Orient offers for cash
the following list of articles, some rare
others quaint, all valuable and useful,
and low prices:
1 Violin:—Nicolaus Amatus fecit in
Cremona, 1630. One by same maker
sold recently in Berlin   for   $9,000;
glass case and tzvo bows $2,000
1 Violincello:—C.  V. Rambaux, Paris,
1840; one bow $125
1 Large sized Concert Guitar $60
1 Mason and Risch {highest grade)
Piano, nearly  new,  cost $400,  with
revolving piano chair $300
voo Negatives, varied sizes, chiefly 15x12
inches and lesser sizes, 12x10, 10x8,
etc., of North and South China, Summer Palace Hangchoiv, etc., etc. Possesses in present war between Japan
and Russia much interest ... .$1,400
Collection of Carved Work Figures,
etc., illustrative of Chinese life and
trades $30
1 Taunton Street,
Spring Ridge,
Victoria, B.C.
Royal Hotel
Fort Street (Few Doors from Tourist Information Bureau.)
Family and Temperance Hotel.
Strictly First Class.
Bath, Electric Light, and all Modern
Conveniences and Comforts.
A/. Clyde,
Sole Agent for the
Stoves and ^nges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street.
Phonb 855. P. O. Box 45
To the Gorge
Steamer Dominion sails for the
Gorge from landing near P. 0. building daily at 10:30 am. and 1:30 pjn»
and every hour after until 8:30 p.m.
Single Pare 10c.
12 fares, $1.00; 25 fares, $2.00. Special trips and rates made for parties.
FOR SALE—Horse rising five yean,
thoroughly well broken to harness and
saddle; very gentle. Apply "Progress"
35 Fort street.
English Watch Repairing
Watch and Clock Maker and Jeweller,
99 Douglas St., Victoria,
Opposite Porter's Butcher Shop
Typewriting and
High-Class Work of all Descriptions at
Progress Office, 35 Fort St.. Phone 097 4
A  weekly newspaper published at 35
Fort street, Victoria, B.C.,
by C. H. Lugrin.
C. H. Gibbons
Sydney Booth  .
,   . .Associate Editor
..Business Manager
Subscription Price .... f 1.00 a Teat
Advertising rateB on application.
There is an old saying that "a cat
may look at a king," which may
under conceivable circumstances be
a better thing for the king than for
the cat. This profound thought is
inspired by a statement m a city
paper that the arrangements for the
reception of Lord and Lady Minto
in Victoria were such as permitted
them to be met or seen by "all
classes of citizens." That is, there
are certain "classes" who -.rould be
permitted to meet our distinguished
visitors, and certain other "classes"
who must play the part of the cat in'
the drama with royalty, and be content with looking. Owing to the physical difficulties involved, it would be
impossible to devise any arrangement
whereby everybody could meet the
Earl and Countess, and fortunately
everybody did not want to—not because of any lack of respect for the
very excellent lady and gentleman
who have for six years presided at
Ridean Hall, but partly because they
do not care for that sort of thing,
and partly for a variety of other
reasons, but at the same time it is
absurd to suggest that there is any
difference in the relation of "classes" towards the Governor-General.
It is time for the recognition of the
fact, which, indeed, is recognized nowhere better than at Ottawa itsejf,
that Canada is essentially a democratic country.
Let us think a little about "ejaps''
es." There are the military and
naval forces, and these really constitute a class by themselves. They
are a class, because in the very nature of things their interests here are
temporary. "Progress" has the
greatest respect for the men who
wear His Majesty's uniform. It is
always glad to see them at public functions. They are entitled to the recognition they receive and the very
courteous manner in which they entertain or take part in entertainments has earned them a deserved
popularity. They are by no means
exclusive, and it enn be fairly said
that no citizen has ever extended a
courtesy to them that hns not been
pleasantly received and generously
But when we leave Esquimalt out,
there is only one "class" in this
community among white people. Yet
this seems to be forgotten. The fact
stands out conspicuously in all functions which combine official with
social features. No reference is intended to the invitation lists in the
case of the reception .and lunch to
the Governor-General which were
prepared with very good judgment.
The observation is of general application and the point aimed at is that
in functions of the kind named there
is as an almost invariable rule, no recognition of the professional and
business men. If a distinguished
stranger comes to Victorin, he never
meets the people who constitute the
real backbone of the community.
The attempt seems to be always made
to surround him with n little bit of
England, or as good an imitation n*>
this pnrt of the world will supply.
Then the visitor goes away and
writes or tells how much like Eng-1
land this city is. It never occurs to
him that there may be such a thing
here as a strong Canadian sentiment.
The harm done to Victoria by this
is more serious than most people
think. It creates the impression, as
people who travel much will testify,
that Victoria is hopelessly out of
touch with the active, aggressive,
democratic life that is forcing Canada to the fore-front among the
countries. The time has come when
there ought to be greater recognition
of business men in the public functions which must necessarily frequently occur in this city.
an attempt is made to raise this issue. Such a cry is disloyal, as "Progress" understands loyalty. In the
early days of confederation, when the
affairs of the new union were being
welded into shape, there might be
some justification for insisting that
the partnership should not be continued unless the terms were satisfactory to all parties; but after thirty-two years of union with the other
provinces of Canada to begin a clamor of this kind is utterly without
warrant and cannot be reconciled
with loyalty to the Dominion or to
the Empire. The time has come
when it must be understood that Can-
ada is an entity not merely a geographical expression, and that nil the
people of Canada owe a duty to the
whole Dominion, which duty is their
chief loyalty.
When it is said that British Columbia does not receive a fair share of
the federal revenue, we admit at once
that the claim has, at least from our
standpoint, a solid basis to rest upon
Like every other case that ever was
presented, this case may have two
sides, but we believe that, after making every allowance for local bias,
our case for better consideration has
substantial merit. There is no doubt
whatever that in certain lines of annual expenditures this province does
not receive the same treatment that
is accorded to other provinces, and
never has. Such matters are legitimate subjects of complaint and
should be pressed upon the consideration of the federal parliament by
every legitimate means in our power;
but even if the doing of what we regard as full justice is delayed, there'
is no justification for any one to
raise the cry of separation. We are
all Canadians, and we should all be
loyal to Canada and should no more
think of cleaving the Dominion into
fragments than the people of Wales
should think of cutting themselves
free from England. If we are treatJ
ed unfairly, the remedy lies within
the Dominion and is not to
be found by going out of it
If,once threats of separation are to
be recognized as a legitimate exercise of citizenship, the end to a permanent union is not far off, and it
will not be difficult to fix a date for
the termination of British dominion
ou the North American continent..
Thc Vancouver Independent and
the Victorin Colonist hnve started
out nn a campaign for "better terms
or separation," at least this is the
only reasonable inference to be
drawn from the fact that the latter
paper prints among its editorials an
editorial from the former, in which
Everyone has a good word for Earl
Grey, who is to succeed Earl Minto
in the Governor-Generalship. He is
admitted to be of more than ordinary ability, nnd a man both of action
and ideas! When he sat iu the House
of Commons he was a Liberal, and
presumably he hns not changed his
politics since. He has been described as very aristocratic, notwithstanding his Liberal affiliations, and the
combination is by no means an unusual one. From what is told of him,
he is undoubtedly a man of sound
common sense and tactful, so that he
will, doubtless very . quickly adapt1
himself to the social conditions existing in Canada.
Earl Grey is said to be a strong
Imperialist, whatever this may mean.
The word is one that can be interpreted in various ways. Most of us
are imperialists in our own opinion,
'Hhoii'ili perhaps not so iii the opinion of others. Unfortunately the
word hns been so abused by politicians and irresponsible writers, who
persist in associating it with gold
lace nnd uniforms, thnt there is danger of it becoming distasteful. We
feel confident that Earl Grey will
employ his position in a manner thnt
will remove the unfavorable influence
just referred to. While it is hardly
likely that the Imperial government
in selecting him for the governor-
generalship had it in mind to educnte
Cnundinns along imperialistic lines,
there is no doubt that the occupant
of that high office can do very much
in thnt direction provided he proceeds with prudence. Lord Dufferin's
administration did more to influence
public opinion at a very critical time
in the history of Canada than can be
very well measured. His tact and
diplomacy smoothed away all the irritation consequent upon the union
of the provinces. He was more an
ambassador than a viceroy. Canada
nnd Cnundinns hnve grown since Duf
forin's time, but there is a very grent
deal that the right mnn enn-do just
now in molding public opinion upon
Imperial questions. The work to he
well done must be done with the art
Hint concenls nrt, nnd Earl Grey's
record justifies thc hope thnt lie pos-
esses the rare faculty required for it.
not that the majority of Canadians
are level-headed, trouble might comei
of this. Canadians are ready to
sacrifice their lives, if need be, for
the welfare of the Empire, but they
are not satisfied to sacrifice their
self-respect for the glorification of
insolence which arrogates to itself
all the loyalty in the Dominion.
By no means the least graceful act
of Earl Minto and his esteemed wife
was the making of the grand tour of
Canada before going home. Being
under not even nn implied official obligation to take the long journey a-
cross the continent, their having done
so can only be attributed to the great
interest taken by them in the country
which has been their home for a few
Lord Dundonald has been appointed governor of Ceylon, and some peo-'
pie are endeavoring to connect the
fact with Canadian politics, The
governorship of Ceylon is a position
always given to a military man, and
the most hostile critic of the noble
lord never said that he was not that.
Indeed if we were to have a military
governor in Canada, we do not know
where a better man could be found
for the position than the dashing
cavalry, leader in question.      i
The news that the contract has
been let for the C. P. R. hotel foundation and that work will be at once
begnn was very welcome. Perhaps
it will serve to revive in some degree
the drooping spirits of Victoria people, who have a habit of getting in
the blues every other day or so. It
has been amusing to hear some of
the things that have been said about
that hotel. It has been described as
a gigantic bluff. The suggestion has
even been made that for some sinister purpose the foundation is to be
constructed and work is to be stopped. Point out to some of these pessimists that the C. P. R. is about to
buy a valuable piece of property
along Humboldt street, and they will
shake their heads, and assure you
that it really means nothing. In fact,
the only way the doubts of the chronic grumbler can be wholly removed is
for the Company to begin the hotel
at the roof and build downwards.
Lord Dundonald's escapade is still
lining worked for all it is worth by
certain unwise politicians;   Tf it were
Editor "Progress": I have been
favored with a marked copy of your
issue of August 13 iu which reference is made to the Arion Club, in
connection with the second Cycle oil
Musical Festivals of the Dominion,
which I purpose directing during
the coming year. The paragraph jo
which I refer reads ns follows: "It
"is understood that Sir Alexander
"Mackenzie and Mr. C.A.E. Harriss
"hnve declined the offer of the Arion
"Club for co-operation for the con-
"templated Musical Festival, which
"was that the club should enneel its
"third concert and assist in the Fes-
" rival without share in the receipts,
"but merely for recognition of active
"and associate members. The promoters of the. Festival are looking
'for more money, and declined.
"There is a very general suspicion
"that Mr. Harriss and his associates
"find a considerable profit in utiliz-
"ing the amateurs throughout the
"festival territory."
Allow me to say tbst: (1) Sir
Alexander Mackenzie has absolutely
nothing whatever to do with the deciding of the Choral forces taking
pnrt in these Festivals inaugurated
by me. (2) I did not decline the kind
offices of the Arion Club; the Arion
Club declined my proposition' which
I made in their best interests and in
the interest of the musical development of British Columbia. (3) I am
not looking (as you say) "for mere
money" neither have I ever asked a
single person for aid in this mattery
but if I am to include British Columbia in the second Cycle I cannot bear
all the cost, as I did upon a former
occasion, much as I would like to do
so were I able and which I am not
able to do. If, as you say. "there is
a very general 'suspicion' that Mr.
"Harriss and his 'associates' (Ihave
"no associates) find a considerable
"profit in utilizing the amateurs
throughout the territory," then all I
enn say is I sincerely wish such were
the case. What the second Cycle
mny cost me I know not; I nm not
however, ashamed to say that the
first Cycle cost me personally ^tiOO
and two years' incessant gratuitous
lnhor over and nbove the amount
specified. The receipts from the Victorin Festivnl were some $2,200 (off
hand) ont nf which $1,1.00 (or thereabout) wns chargeable to local expenses nlone:  consequently if from
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pay the orchestra, Sir Alexander
Mackenzie, the soloists, their railway
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make him a present of my services
in any capacity he may think fit to
call me from now on until the Festivals are over in May, 1905, and I
will besides contribute my cheque for
$1,000 towards the loss he will mnke
in carrying out the Cycle. In conclusion, let me say I enre little what
some people think of me or my work:
I am perfectly content to see thnt
work go on and prosper, feeling s
isfied in my own mind I am com
bnting1—and I hope unostentatiou
so—to the advancement of a coun
in which I as a British man am t
vileged to live my life, and fti
convinced that notwithstanding
remarks you have made to try t
discredit me in the eyes of the c,
zens and vocalists of Victoria
success of my labors will in not*
be diminished.
May I request that you will g
this letter the prominence given
the article in disparagement of I
and oblige. <
Yours truly,
Charles A. E. Harr
Earnscliffe, Ottawa, Aug. 31st, 19i
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berry Express. PROGRESS, SATURDAY. SEP. 10, 1904
The Week in Society
The social event of the week, indeed of the month, and one might
almost say of the "season—was the
visit to Victoria to say farewell, of
His Excellency, the Governor-General
and Lady Minto, who were accompanied by their eldest daughter,
Lady Eileen Elliot, and remained
(perforce of circumstances) but the
one day in the city, during which
they were unofficially the guests of
Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich at
their residence on Head street. The
civic reception took place at the
Drill Hall on Monday afternoon,
guards of honor being furnished by
the forces at Work Point and by the
Fifth Regiment, while the band of
the flagship provided music for the
interesting and important occasion.
The corporation's congratulatory address was read by the city clerk,
Mr. W. J. Dowler, and acknowledged
by His Excellency, who made especial reference to his own and Lady
Miiito's keen regret at their approaching departure from Canada and the
Canadian people. The address and
the acknowledgement were followed
by music and the presentation to
Lady Minto of a basket of choice
cut flowers by Miss Jessie Prior, the
little ten-year-old daughter of Hon.
E. G. Prior.
Occupying seats upon the platform
at the Drill Hall ceremony were the
following: His Grace Archbishop
Orth, Rt. Rev. Bishop Cridge, the
Bishop of Columbia and Mrs. Perrin.
Hon. E. Dewdney and Mrs. Dewdney, Lieut.-Col. Hon. E. G. Prior and
Mrs. Prior, Commodore Goodrich and
Mrs. Goodrich, Hon. Senator Macdonald and Mrs. Macdonald, Mr. Justice Martin and Mrs. Martin, Mr.
Thos. Earle, M. P., and Mrs. Earle.
Hon. R. G. Tatlow and Mrs. Tatlow.
Hon. R. F. Green and Mrs. Green.
Aid. Fell, Aid. Beckwith, Lieut.-
Col. Hall and Mrs. Hall, Col. Holmes,
Mrs. Holmes and Miss Holmes, Col.
English, Major Bland and Mrs.
Bland, Hon. A. E. Smith (United
States consul) and Mrs. Smith, Herr
Carl Lowenberg (German consul).
Rev. G. K. B. Adams and Mrs.
Adams, Rev. H. Carson, Mrs. Jenkins, Mr. E. A. Lewis and Mrs.
Lewis, Mr. Beaumont Boggs and Mrs.
Boggs, Capt. Fraser and Mrs. Fraser.
Col. A. W. Jones and Mrs. Jones.
Capt. Paray and Mrs. Parry, Hon.
C.o'B. Pooley and Mrs. Pooley, Mr.
W. J. Dowler and Mrs. Dowler, Flag
Lieut. West, Capt. Currie, Col. Wol-
fenden, Dr. Potts, Capt. Baker, Capt.
Michel and Mr. E. C. B. Bagshawe.
After an informal reception at the
Drill Hall, the party were driven to
the Hotel Driard where luncheon was
served,, the following being the invited guests: The Earl of Minto,
Lady Minto, Lady Eileen Elliot.
Major Maude, Capt. Bell, A. D. G.
Mr. Arthur Guise, Mayor Barnard
and Mrs. Barnard, Archbishop Orth.
Bishop Cridge and Mrs. Cridget,
Bishop Perrin and Mrs. Perrin, Senator Templeman and Mrs. Temple-
man, Chief Justice and Mrs. Hunter.
Hon. E. Dewdney and Mrs. Dewdney.
Lient.-Col. the Hon. E. G. Prior and
Mrs. Prior, Commodore Goodrich and
Mrs. Goodrich, Senator Macdonald
and Mrs. Macdonald, Hon. Mr. Justice Irving and Mrs. Irving, Hon. Mr.
Justice Martin and Mrs. Martin, Hon.
Mr. Justice Duff and Mrs. Duff, Mr.
Thos. Earle and Mrs. Earle, Mr. Geo.
Riley and Mrs. Riley, Hon. R. McBride and Mrs. McBride, Hon. R. G.
Tatlow and Mrs. Tatlow, Hon. R. F.
Green and Mrs. Green, Hon. Chas.
Wilson and Mrs. Wilson, Mr. R. L.
Drury and Mrs, Drury, Mr. W. G.
Cameron and Mrs. Cameron, Mr. J.
D. McNiven and Mrs. McNiven, Mr.
Richard Hall and Mrs. Hall, Aid.
Fell and Mrs. Fell, Aid. Vincent and
Mrs. Vincent, Aid. Oddy, Aid. Beckwith and Mrs. Beckwith, Aid. Grahame, Aid. Kinsman and Mrs. Kinsman, Aid. Stewart and Mrs. Stewart,
Aid. Goodacre and Mrs. Goodacre,
Mr. Alf. Huggett and Mrs. Huggett,
Aid. Elford and Mrs. Elford, Col.
Hall and Mrs. Hall, Col. Holmes and
Mrs. Holmes, Col. English, Major
Bland and Mrs. Bland, Capt. Sancle-
rran, Mr. T. R. Smith and Mrs.
smith, Hon. A. E. smith and Mrs.
smith, Herr Carl Lowenberg, Lieut.-
Col. Gregory, Rev. Dr. Campbell and
Mrs. Campbell, Rev. Mr. Adams and
Mrs.Adams,Rev. Mr.Vichert and Mrs.
Vichert, Rev. Mr. Carson, Mr."Geo.
Jay and Mrs. Jay, Mr. Lewis Hall
and Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Jenkins, Mr.
Robt. Mowat and Mrs. Mowat, Mr.
E. A. Lewis and Mrs. Lewis, Mr. B.
Boggs and Mrs. Boss's, Mr. R. S.
Day and Mrs. Day, Mr. S. J. Pitts
and Miss Pitts, Mr. W. T. Oliver
and Mrs. Oliver, Capt. Fraser and
Mrs. Fraser, Capt. Baker, Col. A. W.
Jones and Mrs. Jones, Capt. Parry
and Mrs. Parry, Hon. C. E. Pooley
and Mrs. Pooley, Mr. W. J. Dowler
and Mrs. Dowler, ■Mr. L. Blacker,
secretary to the commodore; Flag
Lieut. West, Miss Macdonald, Miss
Holmes, Miss Prior and Miss Pooley.
The culmination of the festivities
incident to the vice-regal visit was
the reception given by His Excellency and his consort at the Parliament Buildings in the evening, the
spectacle from the galleries of the
stately legislative chamber being exceptionally brilliant. The public had
the rare honor of entrance by the
main doors through the lofty rotunda, the ante-chamber was converted into a charming parlor and
the legislative hall was magnificent
in decorations of flags, palms and
flowers in quantity. The flagship
band again added much to the pleasure and the success of the occasion.
His Excellency and Lady Minto received while occupying positions on
Mr. Speaker's dais, the following
ladies and gentlemen having the
honor of being presented: Miss
Dorothy Green, Mr. R. P. Butchart
and Mrs. Butchart, Mr. A. G. Mc-
Candless, Mr. W. E. Campbell Tait.
Mr. B. G. Goward, Lieut.-Col. and
Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Robert Warwick.
Miss Edith Browne, Capt. Popham.
Miss Pitts, Lieut. Hood, Capt.
Michell, Lieut. Fitzherbert, Miss
Baiss, Miss McGary, Miss Angus.
Lieut. Angus, Mr. B. S. Oddy, Lieut.
French, Rev. J. P. and Mrs. Hicks.
Mr. R. Hume, U. S. Consul and Mrs.
Smith, Mr. D. M. and Mrs. Eberts.
Mr. B. C. Pettingell, Rev. Mr. and
Mrs. W. Battgh Allen, Mrs. 0. Meredith Jones, Capt. C. W. Watts,
Lieut. Smyth, Capt. and Mrs. Wright.
Capt. and Mrs. Bunbury, Mr. C. E.
Wilkins, R. N., Miss Ermatinger.
Rev. Mr. J. D. Denis de Vitre, Mrs.
Arthur Jones, Rev. E. G. Miller,
Lieut.-Col. Wolfenden, Fleet Surgeon C. Mansfield, Miss Winewood
Fraser, Miss Hunt, Engineer Lieut.
Drake, Major and Mrs. Bland, Mr.
W. F. Fraser, Miss Marion Pitts, Mr.
E. 0. S. Scholefield, Mr. and Mrs.
Rowland Machin, Surgeon John
Stoddard, Mrs. Oscar Lucas, Mrs. H.
E. Norfolk, Mr. E. P. Soper, R. N.
Mr. E. B. Mackay, Mayor and
Mrs. Barnard, Mr. H. Dallas Helmcken and Mrs. Helmcken, Mrs.
Charles Ure, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Earle, Mr. E. Hamilton Sharpe and
Mrs. Sharpe, Miss Alice Bell, Miss
Green, Assistant Postmaster E. J.
Jones, Mr. Napier Denison and Mrs.
Denison, Rev.. J. H. S. Sweet
and Miss Sweet, Miss Prior, Lieut.-
Tyre, R. N, Miss Davie, Capt. J. T.
Walbran, Mrs. T. J. Ling, Mr. Gerald Potts, Miss Jessie Potts, Mr.
Sidney Pitts, Mr. W. C. Lampson.
Dr. Geo. J. Potts and Mi's. Potts.
Lieut. Lewis, R. N., Mrs. R. L. Newman, Mr. F. I. Gelsthrope, Mr. Roderick J. Mules, C. E., Mr. Spearman.
Fleet Surgeon Home and Mrs. Home.
Miss Richardson, Dr. A. T. Watt
and Mrs. Watt, Mr. F. L. Wilmer,
Mr. L. C. Newlings, Mr. A. J. Parish, Hon. Mr. R. F. Green, Major
Ernest) Chown, R. M. L. I., Mrs.
Henry Croft, Mrs. J. Sidney Gibb.
Lieut. Lawson, R. N., and Mrs. Law-
son, Mr. Bryden, Mrs. W. H. Meadus.
Miss Gwendolyn McCosh, Mr. G. H.
Burns, Miss Clara Dupont, Hon. R.
G. and Mrs. Tatlow, Dr. 0. M.
Jones, Hon. Col. E. G. Prior, Miss
Pooley, Mr. James Paterson, Col.
Holmes, Miss Nellie Dupont, Miss
Ethel Browne, Mrs. Walter Langley.
Mr. E. H. Fletcher, Lieut. Reginald
Talbot, R. N., Miss Tilton, Mrs. E.
G. Burk, Mre. Rogers, Lieut. ,E. L.
Wardon, R. N., Mrs. A. Stuart Robertson, Mrs. W. H. Richdale, Miss
Phyllis Green, Miss Nora Hunt, Mrs.
Charles Rhodes, Mrs. E. H. Fletcher.
Miss Mara, Mrs. G. D. Ward, Mr.
Henry A. Biiimore, R. N, Mr. David
Rogers, Mrs. Dewdney, Miss Macdonald, Mr. Arthur Gore, Mr. J .S.
Gibb, Mrs. A. Rocke Robertson, Mr.
Dewdney, Mr. H. K. Gamier, R, N..
Mr. H.'McGnire, R. N„ Mr. R. A.
Bell Syer, R. N., Mr. Herbert K.
Horsey. R. N„ Miss H. S. Pemberton, Mr. Percv I. Ling, R. N., Miss
Violet Tyrwhitt-Drake, Miss Tatlow, Miss Gladys Green, Mrs. Hamilton Burns, Miss Powell, Mr. B. B.
Saville. R. N., -Capt. R. G. Fraser.
R. N„ Mrs. Gravelev. Mr. T. Bush.
R. M. L. I., Dr. T. W. Powell. Mr.
Donald Fraser, Lieut. H. B. Gelli-
hrand, R. N„ Lieut. J. Sacheverell
Salmond, R. N., Lieut. W. J. Forbes,
R. N., Dr. Percy F. Alderson, R. Nj
Miss Gertrude Loewen, Mrs. W- H.
Richdale, Lieut. A. L. Cameron, R.
N., Mrs. Prior, Miss Pooley, Lieut.-
Col. A. W. Jones, Lieut.-Col. C. English, R. A., the Bishop of Columbia and
Mrs. Perrin, Mrs. Phipps, Mr. Wm.
C. Holmes, Hon. C. E. Pooley,
Mr. Phillip Ewing Hard, Mr. R. B.
Powell, Dr. H. M. Robertson, Mi'.
W. H. Meadus, R. N., Mr. Jas. L.
Raymur, Mr. J. C. Bridgman, Mr.
W. J. Featherstone, R, N, Mr. F. P.
Clements, R. N, Mr. G. H. Hutton,
Mr. C. Loewenberg, Mr. C. F. Moore,
Mr. Justice Martin, Mrs. Blaiklock.
Mrs. Lampman, Lieut. G. D. Ward,
R. N, Mr. J. T. L. Meyer, Mrs. Jas.
Raymur, Miss Glassford, Mrs. R.G.
Fraser, Dr. and Mrs. E. Hasell, Mrs.
D. M. Rogers, Miss E. Meyer, Mrs.
A. F. Griffiths, Miss A. Meyer, Capt.
and Mi's. C. D. Watts, Miss Phipps.
Miss Langley, Mr. Burroughs, Mrs.
R. F. Green, Miss Eva Loewen, Mrs.
H. D. Smith, Miss More, Miss G. E.
Meyer, Miss Frances Tyrwhitt-
Drake, Mr. D. A. Fraser, Mrs. Holmes, and Mr. G. Campbell, R. N.
* •   •
During their all-to-brief stay in
Victoria this week, His Excellency
the Governor General and Lady Minto and their daughter, Lady Eileen
Elliot, were the guests of Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich at their
home on Head street. At a dinner
given Monday evening in honor of
the distinguished visitors, the following were present: The Bishop of Columbia and Mrs. Perrin, Col. the Hon.
E. G. and Mrs. Prior, Hon. Senator
and Mrs. Macdonald, Col. and Mrs.
Holmes, Mayor and Mrs. Barnard,
Hon. Capt. and Mrs. Tatlow, Mr. Jusi-
tice and Mrs. Archer Martin, Hon.
Charles E, and Mrs. Pooley, Com-i
modore and Mrs. Goodrich, Lieut.,
West, Mr. Blackler, Major Maude
D.S.O., Captain Bell, A.D.C., Mr.
Guise, His Excellency the Governor
General, Lady Minto and Lady Eifl-
een Elliot.
* *  *
In coneetion with the .visit to Victoria of the Governor General and
Lady Minto, a charming luncheon
was given by Their Excellencies'
hosts, Commodore and Mrs. Goodrich, at their residence on Sunday
evening. Those present ware Lord
and Lady Minto, Lady Eileen Elliot,
Captain and Mrs. Fraser, Commander Sandeman, Captain Baker, Col.
English, R.G.A. Mrs. Pemberton, Mrs.
Croft, General. Sir Henry and Lady
Geary, Captain Bell, Mr. Arthur
Guise, Major Maude, Commodore and
Mrs. Goodrich, and Flag Lieut. West.
* ♦   .
A pleasant featuie of the present
week was the American round robin
tennis tournament given at "Fern-
hill," on Wednesday, and which was
won by Mrs. Hull and Mr. Foil.
Eight couples participated each couple playing each other couple, and
the highest aggregate winning. The
others playing were Mrs. W. F. Burton and Mr. J. A. Rithet, Miss Goward and Captain Bunbury, Miss Prior and Captain Wright, Miss Alice
Bell and Captain Williams, Miss D.
Green and Mr. R. B. Powell, Miss
Devens and Mr. F. T. Cornwall, Mrs.
Davidson and Mr. R. H. Pooley.
* *   *
It is announced tiiat the marriage
of Mr. Fordham of Vancouver and
Miss Corysande Powell, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. I. W. Powell of "Oakdene," will take place in this city
on the 12th proximo.
* *   »
Episcopalians of His Lordship's
diocese were present in force at the
Cathedral schools on Tuesday evening to extend a hearty welcome home
to Right Rev. uv. Perrin and bis
bride, and to become acquainted with
Mrs. Perrin, who comes as a stranger
to join her husband in his work.
The schoolroom was tastefully decorated for the occasion, and Venerable.
Archdeacon Scriven was chosen to
express the welcome and felicitations
of all present, at the same time presenting a number of handsome gifts
from Victoria friends. These included a handsome silver berry bowl:
a cream jug and sugar bowl, also of
silver and also gold lined; a solid
silver cake basket, and a pair of ornate silver candlesticks. The congratulations and testimonial of esteem were suitably acknowledged by
the Bishop in his own and Mrs. Perrin's behalf, and an enjoyable conversazione followed, many being afforded opportunity to meet and lie-
come acquainted with the lady who
has been chosen to preside as hostess over Bishopsclose.
(Continued on page 0).
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Continued troth page 5.
! Mrs. Goulding-Wilson has,been for
'several days past a- guest of Mrs. A.
;L. Gartshore, Vancouver.
• *   *
Considerable annoyance has been
caused Rev. Canon Beanlands, who
jis visiting- in England, by the circulation of a report, that he was about
to be married there—a report which
"Progress" is assured is without
foundation in fact.
Mr. Andrew Ndrauay, of the Dominion Lands Office at Edmonton,
well known here anil in Vancouver,
was married recently at the 'residence of the bride's father, Beach
House, Toneld, the bride being Miss
Julia Alberta McCauley.
»   »   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kennedy and Miss
Kennedy, of Guelph, of which city
Mr. Kennedy is ex-mayor, have left
for home after a pleasant visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Pike of Niagara street.
• •   •
; Miss Ellison has returned from a
vacation visit to Banff.
• *   »
Miss Amy "Bonlton of Toronto,
after a short stay in Regina, is visiting friends here.
• *   •
Mrs. Denis R. Harris, accompanied by Miss Denise Harris, has returned from a visit to Mr. Rex Harris
if Vancouver.
• »   *
Mrs. Alex McDermott is visiting
. Mrs. Cripps and Miss Mabel Cripps
of Vancouver, with Mr. Lantz of the
Terminal City, ere visiting Victoria
»   *   *
Mi. and Mrs. A. Boide and family
are enjoying ten days at their summer cottage at Sooke lake.
• •   • ■
Messrs. A. T.) Dalton and W. E.
Porman of Vancouver are, visiting
■the Capital.
• •   e V"
Mrs. G. L. Milne and Mrs. W. K.
Houston are visiting Seattle friends.
• •   •
Miss E. Ure of Seattle is spending
a holiday with her -sister here.
• " •   »
.l^'il. ,and Mrs. C.'B. QoojpJeHi ofi
Nanaimo have spent the week here.
• .*   •
Mr. aud Mrs. W. R. Hearst and
party, who are now visiting the
Kqotenays, are expected to be in Victoria next week.
• •   •
Mrs. MacBeth of Toronto, who has
spent the past two months with
friends here and in Vancouver, left
for home this week, intending to
spend a fortnight in   Winnipeg  enli
• •   •
Miss Clara Van Sant has left for
Tacoma, where she will enter Annie
Wright Seminary   to continue    and
complete her studies.
•■   ♦   »
Miss Lyle    Wlietland    spent    the
week with New Westminster friends.
• •   •
Dr. W. H. Moody, accompanied by
his father, Mr. T. G. Moody, has left
for Philadelphia and Boston. They
vVill return via St. Louis aud California.
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. Prank Reynolds have
arrived in Ladysmith to take up
their residence. Mrs. Reynolds was
Mjfb Pearl Cartwright of Vancouver, and has many friends here.
• •   •
Mr. J. B. McLaren, barrister of
Winnipeg, a brother of Rev. Dr.
McLaren, general superintendent of
Presbyterian home missions, is spending a holiday here.
• »   •
Admiral Sir Henry Stephenson,
who from 1S93 to 1896 was commander-in-chief of the North Pacific
squadron, has been appointed gentleman-usher of the Black Rod. He has
many friends in British Columbia,
and is a nephew of the late Sir Henry
Keppel, D. S. 0., late flag captain at
• •   «
Hon. R. G. Tatlow, with Mrs. and
Miss Tatlow, will leave shortly on an
extended visit to England and Ireland.
• •   •
The ball at A. 0. V. W. hall on
Monday • evening proved, as anticipated, a fitting finale to an abundantly successful Labor Day celebration.
The attendance was large, the floor
conditions excellent, the music emin
ently satisfactory and the committee untiring in promoting the pleasure and comfort of their guests.
Those chiefly responsible for the
pleasant function were Mr. E. Keowii
(Committee Chairman), Miss Gregg.
Miss Morris, Miss Sweeney, Miss
Tolraie, Miss Moraes, Miss Wachter,
Miss Wylde, Mr. P. Henskie, Mr. C.
Pointer and Mr. J. Hancock.
* *   »
Miss Violet Hickey has returned
from visiting friends in Seattle.
* *   *
Major P. E. Brayshaw of Cani-
berley, England, who has been enjoying a holiday iu Victoria, has left
tor home.
* *   *
Mr. A. G. MeCandless has returned from a visit to the Mainland.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Milne, of
Vancouver, are visiting Victoria
* *   *
Mr. J. S. Gibb has returned from
a few days' visit with Mainland'
* *   *
Count Marco von Ballestrem, son
of the President of the German
Reichstag, spent several days of this
week in Victoria.
* *   *
Dr. Clifford Brookes, one of the
noted hunters of England and a
prominent member of the Badminton
Club, is on his way here to try his
fortune among the big game of Vancouver Island .
* *   *
Mr. A. G. Miller is visiting Royal
City friends.
Dr. I. W. Powell'spent the early
part of the week on the Mainland.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. John Sutherland
have arrived from Kildonan to take
up their residence here.
* *   *
Among the Victorians who have
recently sailed for home from Liverpool are Mr. and Mrs. Prank S. Barnard, Miss Violet Pooley and Hon.
Fred J. Pulton.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wilkinson and
Mr. Herbert Wilkinson are en route
from Montreal, and will spend several weeks in Victoria,
* *   *
Mr. Richard'Hall, M. P. P., and
Mr. S. Perry Mills, K. C, have been
enjoying the shooting -at Mr. Mills'
place on the Koksilah.
* *   »
Mrs. Hugh, Nelson, relict of the
late Hon. Hugh Nelson, -has left on
air extended tour of the East.
. *   *   -
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Stanton of
Nanaimo have been spending a brief
holiday in the city.
* * -»
Mr. W. J. Mackay of Vancouver
visited Victoria friends this week.
»   »   *
The Misses Woods are summering
in California, expecting to return
in early October.
* •   *
Miss Van Kleek and Miss Gass of
New Westminster, visited Victoria
friends this week.
* •   •
The marriage was celebrated at
the Hotel Victoria this week of Mr.
A. M. Rasch and Mrs. Abbie Gertrude Wellington, both of Seattle,
and both engaged in business witb
the same wholesale firm. Rev. H.
.1. Wood officiated at the establishment of the new partnership.
* •   •
Miss M. Fletcher has returned to
New Westminster, after a pleasant
visit with friends here.
* •   •
Mrs. J. A. Stratton and son returned to Seattle on Thursday's Rosalie, after a pleasant visit with Mrs.
Stratton's mother, Mrs. E. B. Marvin of Cadboro Bay road.
* •   •
Mrs. D. Lament of Vancouver is
visiting her parents.  Mr.  and  Mrs.
Lombard of Collinson street.
* «   •
Mr. and Mrs. William Miller 3pent
Ihe week end with  Seattle friends.
* •   •
Mr. R. H. Ella visited Seattle this
Rev. J. P. Hicks of Esquimalt was
called upon this week to perform the
oleasant ceremony of joining in wedlock Mr. Francis W. Jenkins nf West
Victoria and Miss Ruth Elizabeth
McDonald, daughter of Mr. Charles
McDonald. Miss Lillian Jenkins acted as bridesmaid, while the groom
was attended by Mr. Kenneth McDonald.
Mre. J, G. Woods of Vancouver
was hostess at a small tea last week
in honor of Miss Phipps of this city.
* *   *
Miss Adele Smith of this city is
tlie guest of Mayor and Mrs. Hod-
d'e'r at Kaslo.
* *   *■
Mrs. Stewart and Miss Michie of
Vancouver, who have been visiting
friends here, returned to the Main-.
land Monday.
* #   #
Miss Sophie Tupper returned to
Vancouver    last    Saturday,    having
much enjoyed her visit here.
* *   *
Miss Barrett has returned from a
two months' visit in Kaslo.
»   »   *
Professor, Mrs. and Miss Saunders of Ottawa have left for their
home in the Capital, after a fortnight's visit to the Coast.
■:):■      *      *
Rev. J. P. Vichert officiated Wednesday at the marriage of Mr. Itha-
mati Crothers and Miss Kathleen
Freeman, eldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Freeman of this city. The
honeymoon is being spent in a trip
to Kansas City and the St. Louisi
World's Exposition.
* *   .
Miss Marie Lamont has gone to
Coal Creek to reside.
* •   •
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. McPhillips of
Vancouver have spent the greater
part of the week in Victoria,
Miss Gladys Baiss has returned
from a month's visit to Vancouver,
where she has been staying with Mrs.
Bulwer. ijpil
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Mr. J. A. Rithet is leaving for
Cariboo on a combined business and
hunting trip.
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Mr. Jensen, proprietor of the Hotel Sidney, has left on a short vis/it
to the St. Louis World's Fair, Mr-
Hornsby having charge of his hotel
interests in his absence.
* » ■■•
Mr! Justjicevpuft atidMrs.1 Duff are
in Afli'h." '
Mr. .'and JMrs.il Lids'tone. ,6'f .Cumberland are visiting Victoria friends.
.*"    *       * '   >     .' ,r.      ■.
Mr. and Mrs.' -'James' ©unsfntiir and
party are enjoying, the. hunting, and
fishing at Campbell river.
* *  * ■
Miss Laura Morrison is visiting tlie
Misses McDonald at Comox., .-  ■•.■■:.
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Rev. R. J. Mclntyre is visiting Sandon.
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Mr. S. Maclure and Mr. H. Mortimer Lamb have returned from an interesting vacation in Oregon, during
which they had the opportunity to
climb Mount Baker, the monarch oil
the range whose hoary head is so
familiar to all Victorians.
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Rev. Father A.G. Mbrice, O.M.I.,
missionary to the Western Denes,
honorary member of the Philological
Society of Paris and the Natural History Society of British Columbia,
and corresponding member of the
Canadian Institute and of the Geographical Society of Neufchatel,
Switzerland, has returned to the
Coast from Eastern Canada, where
he went to have published his historic work on the northern interior
of British Columbia.
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Rev. John Grundy has left on furlough for a visit to England.
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Hon. Senator Templeman arrived
home yesterday from Ottawa via. St.
Louis and the Fair.
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Mrs. H. W. Hollen and family of
Portland have been spending the
week at the Strathcona,  Shawnigan
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Chief   Justice    and Mrs.   Hunter
have left on a visit to Chicago.
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Mrs. Hasell gave a delightfuj
afternoon tea yesterday, in honor of
her daughter, Miss Green, who is re>
turning shortly to Seattle.
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Mr. P. S. Lampman entertained a
merry company of young people at
the dinner hour Wednesday, in honor of Mr. R. B. Powell, who leaves
for Suva, Fiji, on the 16th inst.
* *. *
Mr. P. S. Lampman has left for
a month's visit to his parents an|J.
friends in Thorold, Ontario.
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Miss Macaulay has left for San
Francisco after spending a pleasant
fortnight with her sister, Mrs. Radi-
On October 1st Mrs. M. Lester will
open the dancing season of 1904-1905
in A.O.U.W. Hall, (downstairs) with
iv complimentary party for the children, their, friends and prosjpectivje
pupils of. the Saturday class. A
Shirtwaist party will also be
given on October 3rd as an opening
dance for the adults. Evening class
for beginners will organize on October 5th.
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Mesdames Simpson and Dickenson
will open their dancing classes on
Saturday October 1st at Assembly
Hall, which they have been very fortunate in securing and which will
hereafter be known as the Assembly
Dancing Academy. Miss Thain and
Mr. Fawcett will supply the music
during the season. There will be a
formal opening dance on October 6th,
invitations for which will shortly be
sent out.
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Mrs'. W. D. McGregor and her son
have arrived from the Slocan to take
up their residence here.
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Miss Clay of this city acted as
bridesmaid at the wedding of Mr.
Thomas Masters, manager of the
Western Union telegraphs at Astoria, and Miss Louise Patterson of
Vancouver,  celebrated   at   the  Teiv'
initial City on Wednesday.
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Mr. Hugh Dempsey and his bride
from Nanaimo are spending their
honeymoon here. Mrs. Dempsey was
formerly Miss Frances J. Conley of
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A wedding in which both principals are especially popular in a
large circle of appreciative friends,
was solemnized on Wednesday last
at the home of the bride's mother,
Douglas street, by Rev. Dr. Elliott
S. Rowe, joining the fortunes of Mr.
Harry Briggs and Miss Jeanne Mc-
Alpine, the latter one of British Columbia's foremost vocalists and also
a young lady of more than ordinary
vivacity and personal charm. The,
ceremony was at 4 o'clock, and the
fioi'al arrangements notable for the
taste and elegance which they displayed. The bride, who was given
away by her brother, Mr. Wellington
McAlpine, was gowned in pearl grey
crepe de chine, trimmed with silk
eluney. Miss Delia Spray was
bridesmaid, in Nile green crepe de
chine over taffeta. The bridal bouquets were of rases and smilax, the
gifts of the groom, who at the altar
was supported by his friend, Mr.
Herman Erb. After the reception,
at which were received the congratulations of very many friends, Mr.
and Mrs. Briggs left for Portland,
where the honeymoon will be spent.
The bride's going-away dress was of
navy    blue   broadcloth, tailor-made,
with hat to match.
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A notable party of visitors representative of the Seattle Chamber of
Commerce paid Victoria a eall on
Thursday, included in the number
being Messrs. J. B. Meikle, secretary
of the chamber of commerce; E. A.
Abbott, T. 0. Abbott, A. M. Springer,
W. H. Pringle, Charles H. Black, P.
I. Bornstein, R. C. Calley, H. A.
Chadwick, E. B. Cox, John Thomas
Cochrane, J. J. Cunningham, Girf-
fith Davies, E. L. Drew, T. E. Eastland, L. M. Wood, G. Beninghausen,
E. S. Goodwin, E. rt. Novak, D. J.
Miles, Houlahan, J. A. James V. M.
Carkeek, W. D. Kimball Leo. Kohn,
C. E. Thorpe, C. C. Maring, Z. C.
Miles, W. J. Creglow, R. C. McCormick, Jas. H. Perkins, J. R, Pidduck,
Thomas W. Prosch, W.F. Richardson,
W. L. Rhodes, Joseph Sippen, W. E.
Stevens, H. P. Stoelting, Howard D.
Thomas, jr., M. M. Carrahar, Philip
Tindall, Herbert S. Upper, F. W.
West, John A. Woolley, E. Wood, D.
R. McKinley, R. D. Ogden, F. J.
Martin, H.. L. Sizer, !\ H. CurMsa,
J. F. Douglas, J. Riightsell, Jno|
Sch ram,   W. L.   Rhodes and C. E.
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At the Church of the Holy Saviour
on Monday last, Rev. W. D. Barber,
assisted by Venerable Archdeacon
Scriven, performed the ceremony of
uniting in marriage Mr. Leonard H.
Leigh and Miss Jennie McDonald of
West Victoria. The bride was given
away by Mr. James McDonald, while
Mr. H. Monteith and Miss J. Leigh
were the supporting couple. Mr. and
Mrs. Leigh will make their home in
the Terminal City.
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Mrs. S. D. Nesbitt and Mrs. Dodds
nre spending a week with friends in
Seattle.      •
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With the Player
In the four Mortons, club jugglers,
the Grand has this week presented a
ispecialty that is incomparable as an
illustration of quickness of eye and
hand, marvellous dexterity and professional ease in doing something
very difficult. The Mortons are club
swingers whose performance begins
where that of others reaches its climax. They are also about the most
expert jugglers with the clubs that
have been seen on the local stage,
and their act has in it considerable
comedy provided in the clever pantomimic work of tlie little lady meni-
"ber of the quartette, who is no
stranger to Grand audiences and assuredly has the true genius of successful entertaining. Aside from the
Morton's, the feature act of this
1 week's bill at the Grand is the sen-
> sational bicycle race of Emil Agraz
i and Thomas Hilton. This is no "home
f'trainer" example of fast pedalling.
; Ordinary racing bicycles are used,
with moving rollers for the track;
land the steering of the machines
when high speed has been attained,
, is quite as marvellous as the speed
I itself. The best miles this week
were ridden very close to the two-
minute mark, and the act has in it
all the thrill, cumulative excitement
and general attractiveness of a track
event. It only misses the element of
generalship—and the trick of keeping to the rollers more than makes
up for this. Harry Walton, Chinese
impersonator, does a neat and thoroughly refined monologue in the Asiatic costume and dialect, showing
Iiimself a close stude/it and effective
imimic; and D'ettiaria & Orlando prove
themselves second-class singing and
dancing soubrettes, whose turn one
may miss out with little regret. Mr.
Frederic Roberts' song for the week
is the effective "Last Night When
the Moon Was Shining," and the
moving pictures are sharper and
clearer than usual—which  is saying
»   *   « ,
A novelty in entertainment was
that offered hy "The Pierrots" at
the Dallas Hotel on Monday last, to]
a select and very appreciative audi-"
ence. The bill consisted of songs,
monologues and recitations of high
artistic standard, The Pierrots' rendering of the "Pansy Faces," and
"The Waikiki Mermaid," were especially charming, while on the humorous side "A Crusty Old Chap"
and "A Clerical Friend" were most
amusing. This entertainment is
something new to Victoria and Mr.
Patterson is to be congratulated on
having so artistic a performance at
his house. Mr. Jesse A. Longfield
acted as accompanist and played a
solo in fine style. The Pierrots will
repeat their entertainment at the
Dallas on Monday next, when an entirely new programme will be presented. The costume worn by these
entertainers is, as the name denotes,
that of a French clown and his lady,
and the quaint dress is in pleasing
contrast to the regulation evening
clothes usually worn by society entertainers.
*   *   *
Having had trained pigs and educated cockatoos, the patrons of the
Grand are to be treated next week
to the wonderful performance of a
troupe of five seals, university graduates if Farmer Jones' pigs are to
be accepted as high school students.
The seals heretofore have formed
one of the strongest attractions of
Ringlings' circus, and have been marvelled at by countless thousands.
They are being taken over the vaudeville route by Professor D. Bilyck.
their trainer,'and may be counted to
provide a genuine novelty in entertainment, and at the same time illustrate the remarkable intelligence of
the seal, and the wonders patience
and perseverance will accomplish
with him as a pupil. Besides the
seals there will    be  an    unusually
strong bill.
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The season at the Victoria opened
last Monday evening with an acceptable reproduction of the late Chas.
Hoyt's pungent political satire "A
Texas Steer," in which a number of
the old company are still working
and will he as long as tbe supply of
stock paper lasts. There are also n
good quartette and some clever specialists, hul the house was exceedingly light. The era of the 10-cent
vaudeville has killed the business for
anything of this sort in more ambitious   attractions    and    managers
throughout America are beginning to
realize it. On Thursday evening Gorton's Minstrels held the boards, giving a very fair sIioaw
* *   *
It is a big bill and a strong bill
that the Crystal has prepared for its
patrons during the ensuing week.
The headliners are the Alabama Military Quartette, reputedly the leading attraction of the southern vaudeville route. The Buttons come direct
from California with their singing
and talking act, introducing sonjiis
and violin solos; Dell Regal is seen
in a marvellous Salamander and
magic act; Josie Ringal has a musical turn introducing half a dozen unique instruments; and Jim Rowe,
the dwarf hat spinner and funny man,
provides excellent comedy. The illustrated song is to be "On the Pillows of Despair" by Ed. Trainer, and
there will be a new and super-excellent list of motion pictures.
* *   *
Large attendances have been the
rule throughout the week at the Crystal, the bill being exceptionally good
the feature has been the marvellous
marksmanship of 'Lone Star Harry,'
whose playing of an air with the rifle
is a distinct novelty and one of the
best  things in  an  act of the  kind
ever offered in the Northwest.
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Next week's special attraction at
the Victoria theatre will be the
charming comedy "Sweet Clover," a
dainty offering that has real merit to
commend it and which does not trespass into the vaudeville field in the
effort to sepure patronage. It should
he well patronized, as nd doubt it
will he.
There is a limit to the available
patronage even for 10 cent theatres*.
Adieu Edison!    Excuse these tears.
* *   «
It is promised that the Black
Watch Band will include Victoria in
'its Canadian tour. When and wliere
it will play here is not yet hinted
at, nor does the Colonist (which
makes the announcement) indicate
by whom the band will be brought
west to the Pacific capital of Canada.
«      *   *   *
Mr. Clarence Eddy is arranging
for another western tour that will include a recital here.
* •
C. P. Walker is to bring Mr. Harold Nelson and Walker's Comedians
to the coast from Winnipeg. The
Comedians   are doing a revival'  of
"My Friend from India."
»   *   »
James F. Post is now with the
Watson Stock Company, playing the
Irish farce, "Two Married Mashers."
* »   •
The worst fears are realized, Jim
Jeffries is going on the stage in a
drama, in one act of which he will
appear in a boxing bout. Sam C.
Mott, who has often piloted show's to
Victoria, will be the manager.
»   •   »■
Tom D. Bates was here this week,
making clear the way for "A Runaway Match," which comes to the
Victoria next Tuesday. '
* •   •
The oratorio of "Samson" is now
in active rehearsal under the direction of Mr..John G. Brown.
* •   •
Fay Templeton has just been celebrating her stage birthday with
thirty-two    candles.    Fay    needs  a
memory tonic.
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James K. Hackett has developed
into an actor-manager such as they
have in England. He has at present
his own company and five others under his management, including two
stars in Isabelle Irving and S. Arthur
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Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon
began their joint starring tour September 5, presenting for the first,
time in English the three-act comedy
fiiom the German entitled "Taps."
Misa Shannon is said to have an especially strong part in this play.
«   »   •
Jefferson de Angelis is to have a
new production this year entitled
"Fantana." Dc Angelis will have
in his support Adele Ritchie, Julia
Sanderson and Katie Barn'.
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Reuben Fax is still supporting J.
H. Stoddard in "The Bonnie Brier
—A Notable Celebiation:
The 1904 celebration of Labor Day
passes into history as successful in
every way, albeit the proceedings
were marked by strict decorum rather
than joyous enthusiasm. The parade
was a good one; the sports exciting
and well contested; the dance and
public meeting models of their kind.
There will be general agreement witli
the verdict of the judges of the
floats on parade—Messrs. Charles
Hayward, Charles E. Redfern, H. D.
Helmcken, K. C, F. Worthington, A.
G. McCandless, J. L. Beckwith and
W. H. Price—as hereunder:
1. Best mechanical float, Boilermakers, first prize, $40.
2. Electrical Workers, $20.
3. Best artistic float, Painters,
prize $50.
4. Best dressed union, Painters'
Union, prize $20.
5. Wholesale manufacturers' float.
Smith & Champion, prize $15.
6. Retail merchants' float, Dixi
H. Ross & Co., prize $15.
7. Union label goods, J. T. Jones'
cigar store, Douglas street, prize $20.
8. Best dressed team, Painters',
prize $7.50.
9. Best comic clown, first, No.
29, first prize, $5; second, No. 31.
second prize, $2.50.
The feature of the public meeting,
over which Mr. George Coldwell presided, was an address by Mr. Joseph
Martin,-K. C, who talked some very
straight and very excellent advice.
the gist of which was that Labor is
pursuing the policy most beneficial
to its particular ends by throwing' its
weight for the candidates of one or
other of the established political
parties (as circumstances may dictate) rather than by seeking to introduce a straight Labor party in
Canadian politics at the present time,
and thereby complicate such politics
disadvantageous^' to Labor and the
Mr. Herbert Taylor. Miss Marrack and Little Glen Switzer have
been very cordially received at their
appearances in the Okanagan court-
At Victoria, B. C.
Sept. 27, 28, 29, 30 and
Oct. ist, 1904
Large Premiums, Numerous and Valuable Special Prizes.   Entries
for Exhibits Close Sept.
20, 1904.
One of the Best Markets for Stock
in the Province.
3-Days Horse Racing-3
And Grand Spectacular
Display by the Army
and Navy
The Brenton's Thrilling Aerial
Bicycle Race
They will ride down a steep incline at inconceivable speed; then
like birds on the wing, flying across
a great yawning cha3m in mid-air to
another incline leading to the ground,
continuing in their wild race to the
finishing line.
Miners' Rock Drilling Contest
An event of great interest, for
|large purses. 1st prize, $250; 2nd,
$100; 3rd, $50; one clown hole, one
upper; ten minutes each hole. Post
entries.    Write for conditions.
Sports and Games, Field Gun Competition by the Navy. Physical Drill
by the Royal Garrison Artillery. Obstacle Race by the Navy. Amateur
B. C. Championship Boxing Events.
Tug-of-War for the Players' Challenge Cup, open to Navy, Military
Cities and Districts. Tug-of-War for
the Helmcken Cup, for Benevolent
Societies. Trap shooting. Children's
Bands and Vocal Concerts
Numerous   Attractions   and   Novel
! Side Shows; Mechanical City; Ferris
I Wheels;   Malay  Wonders,   etc.,   arc
being' arranged for.
G. H. BARNARD. Mayor',
A Word to
Do yon want a souvenir of the
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Do you want such a memento of
pleasant days under canvas at a most
moderate price?
Then why not have the camp and
its people photographed by an artist
making a specialty of home pictures?
"BEX" is the man to do it.
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American Institute of Applied Music,
New York, (Dr. William Mason, chief
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Hugh Kennedy, 12 Caledonia Ave., Victoria, of whom Haslam wrote in 1900:
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Management of
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act of the season—Prof. D.
Bilycks' troupe of
Kducated Seals
Positively the Highest Salaried
Act on the Coast.
The Three Forests—Acrobats,
Christy &   Willis—Comedy,
Tramp, Juggler, and Danseuse
The Two Fantas—Comedy Singing and Dancing Acrobats.
Illustrated Song-
Mr. Frederic Roberts.
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Independent Foresters.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Hsll
A. O. U. W., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays St 8 p. m.
Thos. Le Messeurier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
K. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec, iqi Chatham Steett.
Fraternal Order of Basics. ■
Victoria Aerie No. u F. O. H. meets every
Wednesday evening in Eagle Hall, Adelphi
Block, at 8:30 p. in. Sojourn ng brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, W, President; Frank
LeRoy, W. Secretary.
eourt Northern Light. No. 5935.
n. O. P.
Meets and and 4th Wednesday in each month
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton
Knlflhtsfof Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, cor
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday st S
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome.
J.H. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K, of R.StS.
Box 144
Juvenile Ancient Order of Forester*
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday in each month
at K. of P.' Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. L. Redgrave, President; ;j. H
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eourt Vancouver, No. 57S5, S. 0. P.,
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Midsummer Sports     J £*»* J
On Tuesday last the grand St.
Leger Sweep was drawn for in Pioneer Hall, where a very large and
representative muster took place.
Mr. H. L. Salmon is to be congratulated on the simple yet perfect method of the drawing which came off
without a hitch, the system adopted
being similar to that of the local
building societies, the apparatus being the identical one used by the
Victoria Building Society. Although
the subscription did not quite reach
the amount anticipated, the fact that
it topped the last Derby sweep conducted by Mr. Salmon by exactly
$850 goes far to prove that interest
is increasing in English sweepstakes.
As in the former "Sweeps," the
winners of the first three prizes are
men who can make good use of these
"wind falls." The representatives
of the Colonist and Times, assisted
by some of those present, well performed their tasks of the active work
of the drawing, and when each favorite in trim was named, a murmtjtr
would go forth—as of expectancy ulp-
til the number was announced. No.
662 drew St. Anient, which was sold
to a party in Nanaimo. The second
horse—Henry the First—fell to number 1628, and number 1144 drew
Arrnscliffe—the third horse held by
a member of the R. E. at Work
Point Barracks. The starters were
each entitled to $81.00, the flrsjt
three drawing $972.00, $486.00 and
$243.00 respectively. Mr. Salmon
states that in any future sweep as
in the past he will allow no more for
advertising, printing and all incidentals than 10 per cent.
• * ••
At the last meeting of the managing committee of the J. B. A. A.
an interesting letter from Mr. F. W.
Heathcote, of considerable public importance, was read, its text being the
forming of a regatta course above
the Gorge. Summarized, Mr. Heath-
cote's idea is: That the waters of
the Arm above the Gorge bridge
should be made navigable at all
staged of the tide. . In place of
dredging the writer thinks that the
most desirable i'e'sult would be obtained by building a lock underneath
the Gorge bridge, on the same plan
as those to be seen on nearly every
river and canal in England. Should
it be found impossible for financial
reasons to build the lock, a concrete
dam could be built instead. Launches
and pleasure boats would then   be
" able to gain access to the head of
the Arm at all stages of the tide.
The depth of water above the Gorge
would be raised five or six feet.   In
connection with    this    scheme, Mr.
Heathcote suggests that the narrow
neck of land on the left-hand side
of the Arm, where  it  widens into
Portage inlet, should be bought from :
the Hudson's Bay Company and converted into a public park.   A rough:
estimate  of  the  cost  of  a  lock  is.
$3,000.   The writer thinks that the |
J. B. A. A. should co-operate with
the Tourist Association and lay the
matter before the city. |
Here is the very latest in hunting j
stories,    warranted    authentic    and j
vouched for by all members of tbe
party'Which after a week's outing
seventeen miles up the E. & N., on j
Saanich Arm, returned to town on
Wednesday.   One of the juniors had,j
never shot a grouse.   He longed to j
mightily, and when he espied a bird'
perched comfortably in the branches !
of an umbrageous cedar he decided j
to  take  no chances, in  getting his j
first bird.   He-.isgeVed a rest for his [
gun and  after ;lbng sighting, fired.;
The bird did not fall, being pinned j
in a crotch of the branches, so he
climbed up to do a little retrieving j
on his own account.   As he neared
the prize he discovered that it still I
showed signs of life.   Fearful of an
escape, he dropped  to the    ground j
and prepared to renew the bombardment.   But he had lost sight of his i
prey.    So laboriously he re-climbed
the tree, had a companion pass up j
the gun, and there, sitting astride a
branch, he shot that hapless grouse
cxtremelv dead.
• *   *
At the James Bay tennis courts
this week the Victoria Bankers'handicap tennis tournament is being
contested. The trophy played for
each year is a massive silver cup,
which was subscribed by the bankers of Victoria five years ago. The
Bank of British Columbia, through
their representative, G. S. Holt, captured the cup in 1899; the Bank of
British North America, through Mr.
A. D. Severs, won it  in 1900,  and
again in 1901 it went to the latter
bank, Mr. N. B. Gresley coming out
victorious; the last two seasons the
Bank of Commerce, through Mr. E.
W. Carr-Hilton, ran off with the
trophy. Any individual winning the
cup three times becomes the absolute
possessor;   Finals in the 1904 tourn
ney will be played today.
• •   •
Here is the facetious style of invitation whereby Victoria yachtsmen
know that they will be welcome at
the opening of the new club house of
their Bellingham brethren:
"You are hereby commanded, under penalty of a ducking, to bring
your scow into the wind, cast your
mud hook overboard, run out sufficient cable for easy riding, lower
your rags, make all snug, and then
row, or swim, to the Bellingham Bay
Yacht Club's new club house on the
water front, bearing north by west,
quarter west, from the gas works,
about a biscuit throw. You can
there clean your scuppers with grog,
fill your locker with hard tack and
burn baccy plenty.
"Report as directed, Monday evening, September fifth, 1904, at eight-
thirty o'clock.
"Commander Bellingham Bay Yacht
, Club.
"P. S —Don't fail to bring your
fog horns."
• »   *
Last week Progress offered its
readers a carefully corrected abstract
of the provincial game laws, which
—with the characteristic perversity
of the types—was rendered worse
than unintelligible by the dropping
down of a line, which threw the entire tabular arrangement out of order. The principal new change to
be kept in mind is the prohibition of
the sale of deer, in any way. It
would also be well for sportsmen to
bear the facts in mind that:
Not more than 10 deer may be
shot in any season by an individual.
That two elk is the season limit.
That 250 duck is all the law allows.
That quail and pheasants are protected until further orders.
That there is a penalty of $50 for
trespassing upon enclosed land on
That trespass is illegal at any
That it is unlawful to buy or sell
any game bird without its plumage.
That it is unlawful for non-residents to shoot without a license (how
many of those who come here for
the shooting are reminded of this
• •   •
When Messrs. Rithet, Gowen and
Stevenson arrived    at Salt    Springs
Island last Wednesday, they found
the beach already occupied    by    a
camp allegedly belonging to Messrs. j
Johns and Wall, before which were;
strung a deer, a pheasant and an "in- j
numerable company'' of blue    and j
willow grouse.    That was    on    the
afternoon of the 31st,  and  as the!
law doe3 not permit the shooting of
any of the game displayed until the
1st of September (and pheasants not
even yet), the   proprietors   of the
camp are facing a charge in the provincial court    of    illegally    having:
game in their possession.    If every
sportsman would take the trouble to
set the law in motion when he dis-:
covers such  violations, his    brother
sportsmen the province over would
arise to call him blessed.    The protection of the game is a cause that
should make every hunter and fisherman of the right sort    a special
game warden.
.   .   .
"Progress" is considerably stir-1
prised at the course pursued by the
Times in dealing with the case of alleged violation nf the game law on
Salt Spring Island. The studied'
suppression of the names of those
charged with a wilful and deliberate
breach of the laws of sport, and tbe
unpleasant featuring of the names of
those gentlemen entitled to all commendation for the prosecution of a
glaring case, certainly is small en-
(vmragement to other sportsmen to
lend their aid to secure enforcement
nf good law.
• *   •
Talk of easy hunting! A member
of Mr. A. Borde's Sooke lake party
returning to the cottage Tuesday, no-
ticed a fine three-year-old doe in the
road, and without leaving the wagon
succeeded in bringing her down with
n rifle bullet through the heart. The
Government's neglect of the bridges
is rapidly converting this main trunk
road into an ideal hunting field.
aiiaiiaaiiiiMitn|ift|iauitiit lattauXi jayauli ^a
Says the Vancouver World: Prof.
Bob Foster, of Victoria, writes the
sporting editor- of this paper announcing a challenge from the Victoria Old Boys to the Vancouver
Rugby football team for a match to
be played at the Victoria exhibition
grounds on September 27. The Victoria team is to consist entirely of
old Yorkshire players, and Foster
says they can play the game. The
match will be played for the championship of British Columbia.
* *   *
General approval is expressed at
the working of the amendment to
.the game law by which the sale of
venison is strictly forbidden on Vancouver Island.   A year's exemption
for the blue grouse might be tried
with advantage next year and would
probably make an end of complaint
as to their scarcity. Indeed the prohibition of the sale of grouse at any
time is about due in the interest of
sportsmen and the game asset of the
* *   •
Acting Ambulance Sergeant F.
Piiiardfon has returned from Ottawa in (vmpany with the team it
riflemen who have been representing
this province at the annual competition there. They are one and all to
be congratulated on their achievements there and the riflemen generally should be well pleased with the
achievements of  their  comrades  in
* •   •
A valued subscriber of "Progress"
offers the suggestion that the relay
raoe for jboys wvetr fourteen at the-
forthcoming exhibition should be at
the distance of one mile instead of
half a mile; that the throwing of the
ba,seball competition should be amended by the substitution of a cricket
or lacrosse ball throw instead; andl
that the high jump might well be
omitted as the school boy competitors have no  opportunity to prac-i
tice this item.
* *   •
T. Page, champion, sculler of Val-
fiez Island, has challenged J. N. J.
Brown, champion of the inland
waters of British Columbia, and a
race will result on the 17th at North
Vancouver. The winner will probably    challenge   the   champion   of
* • . •
Victoria's fine batting gave them
the victory in the cricket match with
Seattle at the Sound city Monday.
The  scores in the    single    innings
played were 82 and 44.
* '  •   •'
The James Bays are represented
at the annual regatta of the Vancouver Rowing Club today by a four
composed of W. W. Wilson (stroke),
J. Sutherland  (3), W. T. Andrews
(2), nnd W. H. Jesse (bow).
* •   •
Salmon trolling has been very good
during the past week off the entrance
to Victoria harbor.
* »   • •
The Colonist does not think there
has been much before-the-season
shooting around about Victoria. If
its representative could have seen
(and smelted) some of the birds that
came down the E. & N. to Victoria
Thursday  and  Friday,  its    opinion.
would suffer a radical change.
»   •   •
Mr. J. McB. Smith returned on
Wednesday from a four days' hunting trip in the Nanoose district, with
Mr. George Jay. Seventy birds and
one fine deer attest that their labors
were not in vain.
* •   •
Mr. E. A. Wylde of the Times
takes the honors as a lucky hunter.
He succeeded in getting a fine fat doe
during a short morning tramp on
Wednesday—packed her to his lakeside home—and then returned and
bagged the buck.
* •   •
In their match with the Toronto
Shamrocks, the Vancouver Argonaut
lacrosse team were defeated 7 to 1.
They claim the Shamrocks played
seniors against them. The Argos
were also defeated bv Brampton, 6
to 3.
* to
Yacht Gwenol, with Messrs. Cup-
paije .ind Bamford aboard, returned
Monday from Pender Island. Captain and crew had good luck among
the birds during the limited time at
their di.-|n sal.
* •   •
In all likelihood the baseball season is at an end locally. The match
with the Fernwoods scheduled for today  is  indefinitely  postponed.
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We have just installed a new machine for making this Feed.   Once Rolled
100 lbs. are equal to 150 lbs. whole grain.   Try some.
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=89 Yates St.
Watson's Shoe Store
Gents' Vici Kid and Velour Calf Boots JE* for $2.o0
We call special attention to our School Shoes.   We handle the best at the
most reasonable prices.   Try us..
Our finest stock of West of England and Scotch and Irish Goods is
most complete, and cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
Suits to Order $20 up.        Overcoats to Order $25 up.
Pants to Order $5 up.
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Cor. Broad and Trounce ave„ opp. Colonist Office.
Remember Our Exhibit of
Fall Millinery and Novelties
On Tuesday and Wednesday
Sept. 13 and 14 HENRY YOUNG & CO.
In last Saturday's cricket match
at Tacoma, the representative team
of that city defeated the eleven from
this city by 139 to 62 on the single
inning played. The Victoria team
was not the best the city can produce by any manner of means.
* •   •.
J. J;. White and G. J. Bretbour of
Sidney has gone for a week's hunting for big game iu the interior of
Vancouver Island.
* »   *
Rev. W.W. Bolton is laying before
the football association of the province,, a carefully worked out scheme
t.-i bring to B. C. shortly a crack
English team for a series of matches.
* * . * .
Grouse are reported very plentiful
—between Nanaimo and Alberni. .
* •   •
Mr. E. C. Smith and a party are
enjoying the shooting at Saturna
One conviction for dynamiting
trout has been recorded in East
Kootenay; an Italian resident whom
Constable Walker caught red-handed
at Coal Creek, escaped with a $15
The Ontario Government has proclaimed a special closed year for
quail throughout that province, and
has also prohibited the shooting of
deer in the Bruce peninsula for a
similar period.
* »     w
At the Jubilee Hospital ground today the Victoria C. C. eleven is again
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