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A number of new homes, Modern in
every respect. Easy monthly inatal-
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Standing of
The Parties.
Composition of the Last Parliament Presages Liberal
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On the outside * loaf of our bread has
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rich, golden brown coat of crust, but
when it is cut and .bitten into the lightness, crispness and line flavour is a revelation to those who have been using
other bread.
73 Fort Street.
D. W. HANBURY, Proprietor.
Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B.C.
Owners and operators oi following Salmon Canneries-
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Manufactured by the most up-to-date 3]
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Quality Unsurpassed.
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The man in the street no doubt
wants to know something of the
standing of the parties and the probable result of tbe general election.
Of the four seats now vacant by
reason of the death of the former
member, three—St. Hyacinthe, Que.,
Prescott, Ontario, and Selkirk,
Man.—were held by Liberals. The
fourth, Sherbroqke, Que., was represented by a Conservative. Those
classed as Independents are Hon. J. I.
Tarte, St. Mary's, Montreal; Jabel
Robinson, West Elgin, Ont; A. W.
Puttee, Winnipeg, and Ralph Smith,
Vancouver. Of these Hon. Mr. Tarte
may be classed a supporter of the
Government, except upon the question of • extreme protection, and
Messrs. Puttee and Smith were elected as Labor Liberals and have given the Government a general support,
which is justified by its advanced labor legislation. Mr. Jabel Robinson,
elected as an Independent, has given
his support to the Opposition as a
rule, and may, if re-elected, be expected upon a vote of want of confidence to vote against the Government.
The first party division of the late
Parliament was taken oil April 24,
1901, when the parties lined up as
follows: Government 132, Opposition
79. West Durham was unrepresented and Hon. Mr. Prefontaine represented two seats, Maisonneuve and
Terrebonne. The House was then
composed of 213 members, the Yukon,
having since been given a representative. At the last general election the
Government had 37 supporters elected in Ontatrio, 58 in Quebec, 15 in
Nova Scotia, 9 in New Brunswick, 3
in Prince Edward Island, 3 in Manitoba, 3 in British Columbia and 4 in
the Territories.
In the new House, as a result of
the redistribution of seats following
upon the census, Ontario will have
86 seats instead of 92, Nova Scotia
18 instead of 20, New Brunswick 13
instead of 14, and Prince Edward
Island 4 instead of 5. The ten seats
so obtained go to the West. Manitoba gets 10 instead of 7, the Terri
tories 10 instead of 4, and British
Columbia 7 instead of 6.
The composition of the House of
Commons when it was dissolved was:
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AND still the autumn leaves are
doing rather more  falling than    is
Port Arthur.
• •   •
MR. JOSEPH MARTIN will go to
Ottawa shortly, but without the excess baggage of M.P.
»   •   •
THERE was a Love match at New
Westminster this week.   The bride's
name was Johnston.
• *   *
THE Czar is enjoying a hunting
trip this week.   The Czar's role most
of the year is that of the rabbit.
• *   *
THERE are none who know so
much about vice in politics as those
who are in the squeeze.
• •   •
THE sportsmen are having a reg-
'lar bang-up time in the pheasant-
flecked fields.
• *   *
IT IS Curley not Carley of Nelson that is matched to fight Burrows
of Fernie.
• *   «
THE Japanese have taken two
more   passes.   Theatrical   managers
will give them a wide berth in future.
»   »   ♦
JACK CARR, the Alaskan mail
carrier, arrived from the Yukon this
week, but without any second edition
of his famous dove of peace.
• •   •
THOSE hatcheries which are to be
immediately erected in the North will
doubtless hatch a few votes for Mr.
William Sloan.
* * ,*
SINCE Vancouver has decided that
it wants a distillery, the milk vendors
have prudently jumped the price of
milk up a few rounds.
* *   *
GREENWOOD people are thorough sports. They blew in one furnace last week and had a hot time
»   »   •
BOTH Sir Charles and Sir Hibbert
have taken the trouble to announce
that they are "out of politics." Thc
people of Canada seem to have
reached the same conclusion a few
laps ahead of the distinguished gentlemen.
e    •    •
Victoria Names
Geo. Riley and|Hon. E. Q Prior
The Nominees For The
THE carefully timed attacks upon
the government of the Yukon by alleged Liberals would appear more
bona fide if it were not the Conservative press of the outside to which
the malcontents have fled with their
campaign ammunition tale of woe.
W. MUNSIE, Secretary.
Telephone 162.
T.;ELPORD, Manager.
P. O. Box 298.
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co., Ld!
Mills at Shawnigan Lake.1
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. C.
— Manufacturers of—
Rough and dressed Fir.and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles,   mouldings,   Etc.,   of The  Best  Quality.
easoned and Kiln'Dried Flooring a nd Finishing Lumber always in Stork
this Shorthand is totally different to all oth-
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Typewriting is taught by mail. We forward
you lesson sheets to teach you the correct fingering—all the fingers and thumbs—on theJBliiid
Touch System. Write saying the machine you
■ have.
Shorthand Lessons, by mail, $40 to comple
tion, payable by instalments, and Typing lessons by mail $20 to completion, but payment in
advance,  Address the Secretary.
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Bellott St., near Cook St.
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and containing parlor, dining room, sewing
room, kitchen, pantry, scullery, 3 bedrooms
bathroom, hot and cold water, electric light
sewer connection,
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RUSSIA'S strenuous demands that I THE affinity between Mr. Joseph
the sanctity of Mukden must be re- Martin and Hon. Col. Prior s^ema
spected would suggest that Kuropat. I to rest upon a mutual inability to
detect the certain evidences of n political demise. ^_
Small payment
down,   balance  in   monthly
Phone 1076 30 Broad St.
P. O   Box 176.
has his, eyes upon it as a city
•' ■ •   •
AT SKAGWAY a 10-years-okl
boy was fined $7 and costs for shooting at a playmate with a Winchester.
WONDER   if Hon. Captain Tat-
ing at a playmate with a Wincnester. >v> f» &]N??* Tasn'l ^T:
Evidently they have their troubles * f .W* * ' tle tuo"g W •**
with the out-of-season sportsmen at;luctf.nce toftho },°\of burnt offen,1K
Skagwaytoo. ., on the party altar t
The Hotel Victoria
E. CAVE, Proprietor
American Plan, $2.00 a Day and Op
Government Street, Victoria, B. C.
THE Czar thoughtfully reviewed
the Russian Eighth Array Corps before it left for the front. He wasn't
quite sure that he would have another opportunity.
*   *   •
VERNON'S new jail has now been
transformed into an insane    asylum
! NOW that the newspaper harvest
of fall .air prize lists is almopt
garnered, the men on thc nonp, mn-
! chines are able to sit up and take a
little nourishment.
•   #   •
ACCORDING to the Colonist, the
I interested ratepayers approve the de-
'1 to cut (heir
with accommodation for 50 patients tcrminatiim of the Council to cut their
exclusive of- the government which I water rates m two. Surely this is
».«w t\,a rmhiie mnnpv in hnildimr I passing strange!
wasted the public monev in building |PBS
Both the Liberal and Conservative
parties held their conventions in this
city last evening, the attendance at
the Conservative gathering in the A.
O. U. W. Hall being about normal,
while that at the Liberal meeting in
the Philharmonic surpassed all local
records. The interest in politics betokened by such representative assemblages augurs well for a vigorous
and a most interesting and useful
campaign. The gentlemen who are
nominated may be ' counted upon to
put up a very energetic campaign,
and much interest will be taken in
the trial of strength between them.1
It will be recalled that at the last
general election the vote between the
two parties was very evenly balanced
in the city; at the bye-election Mr.
Riley had over 400 majority over Mr.
F. S. Barnard. Mr. Riley entered
the present acmpaign with all the!
prestige of one who is supporting a
government that in all human probability will be continued in power
for another term. Hon Col. Prior
has the prestige of having never been
defeated, but unhappily for himself .
he has some deadly sins in local pol-i
itics to answer for which must prove
a very serious handicap.
There is little prospect that the per-,
sonal element will enter very largely
into the campaign—the public record
of the two candidates and the con-
trastinc policies, of the two parties
forming abundant material for profitable discussion. It should be nevertheless a very spirited eontest, for
the .questions at issue are of vital
character. There is not the least
doubt but that the Liberal partv is
fullv united, and the Conservatives
also will in all probability present an
unbroken front. As a general proposition, little stock need be taken in
stories of party dissention. In the
face of the enemy the ranks close up,
although they be a little open in the
piping times of political peace,
Mr. Joshua Kincham as president
of the Victoria Liberal Association
presided at the sreat convention of
the supporters of Sir Wilfred Laurier,
his party, his policy, and his representative (whomever might be chosen)
— in Victoria. The enthusiastic strcnerth '
| of Victoria Liberalism was shown in
, i the presence of upwards of 600 vets' ing party men, by far the largest con-
§ i vention representation that British
" (Columbia's capital has ever yet
X | known. The chieftains of the party
2 .were also present in force—Senator
,. Templeman. Mr. Ralph Smith, M.P,
., | Mr. John Oliver, M.P.P., et al.
Little time was lost in getting down
to business, the adoption of the platform beinir moved by Mr. C. H. Lugrin
in a neat speech and earned with
Three rival claimants for the honor
of bearing the party standard were
then placed in nomination — Mr.
Rilev, Mr. Charles H. Lugrin and Dr.
Lewis Hall. Mr. Riley's nominators
were Col. F. R. Gregory and Mr.
John Piercv; Mr. Lugrin's Mr. H. L.
Salmon and Mr. W. K. Houston
The business of votinsr resulted in
victory for Mr. Rilcv who polled 383
of thc convention ballots, Mr. Lugrin
147. nnd Dr. Hall 80.
The nomination was made unanimous, and vigorous speeches brought
the convention nrooecdintrs to a close.
It was Mr. Wm. Mable. who presided nt the Conservative muster nf
the clans, there bains' about 300 in
attendance. Here too the disposition
to !»et to business was manifest.
His Worshi'i Mnvor Barnard did
not present himself ns n candidate.;
despite the. pleadinrrs of his friends,
nnd the convention selection was
therefore resolved into n choice between Col. the Hon. E. G. Prior and
Aid. J. L. Beckwith. the former pro!
posed bv Mr. fleorgc Jay and the
lntter bv Mr. Forman.
Honors were easy for the Colonel. PROGRESS, SATURDAY, OCT.    8,   1904
Nominees of the Rival Parties for Representation of
British Columbia Federal Constituencies
The following are the candidates already in nomination for seats in the Canadian House of Commons for
British Columbia constituencies, all of which constituencies it is expected will be contested with the possible
exception of Comox-Atlin in which Mr. Sloan appears to have so much of a certainty that it would seemingly
be suicidal for either Conservative or Socialist to take the field against him. The Socialistic party will
probably induce Mr. Hawthornthwaite to retire from provincial politics to contest Nanaimo in its interest—
although he would certainly be ill-advised to do so—and there will also in all likelihood be Socialistic nominees in New Westminster, Yale-Cariboo, and Kootenay. It still is understood that Mr. Clive Phillipps-Wolley
will be the Conservative choice in Nanaimo. In New Westminster, in consequence of Mr. Aulay Morrison's
acceptance of a judgeship, the Liberal nomination has been passed to Mr. J. B. Kennedy. The candidates
already in the field are as hereunder:
j  Liberal. Conservative. Socialist.
Comox-Atlin W. Sloan	
Nanaimo Ralph Smith .. J. Pritchard (Ind.)
Victoria Geo. Riley Hon. E. G. Prior J. C. Watters.
Vancouver Ii. G. Macpherson ..   ..  R. B. Ellis J. T. Mortimer.
Kootenay W. H. Galliher C. H. Mackintosh. ..  .. E. Mills.
Yale-Cariboo i.Duncan Ross M. Bun-ill '	
New1 Westminster J.B.Kennedy. J. D. Taylor	
B. C. Game For
Home People
Last week a brief comment appeared in this column with respect to
the constitutional nun-enforcement of
that portion of the game law which
prescribes the payment by non-residents of a gun license fee of $50,
when—owing to the exhaustion of the
game in their own countries—they
conic here, to assist in clearing British Columbia of its graceful deer and
timid birds. The imposition of such
a license is reasonable in the extreme.
It is justified by precedent everywhere. It is not to be found fault
with by any good sportsmen, be they
resident or foreign. Indeed the
sportsman from the Eastern provinces, from England, or from the
United States would think us sadly
failing in common-sense appreciation
of the rights and interests of our own
people were such a license not provided for in the statutes, although
indeed there are numerous states and
countries in which the shooting is
so much more closely preserved that
non-residents may not participate in
it at all.
The disposition to excuse the man
who has money from the observance
of good, patriotic law is, however,
widespread among toadying papers
and personages, and hence one was
scarcely surprised to find in the "Col-
• onist" one day this week an item of
protest elicited because the authorities had been induced to apply the
law and collect the fee prescribed
from two visitors from the other
side, who had been shooting over
British Columbia ground. The item
in question was headed "Somewhat
Hard," and left no doubt as to the
view of the newspaper supposed to
represent thc government of British
Columbia in this capital city, to wit.,
that it is the duty of the law offi-
officers to shut tlie eyes to infractions
of the law, however flagrant, if so be
the offenders are "gentlemen of im-
nortance"; and that it is shameful
in the extreme for common citizens
to insist that the law shall be applied.
The entire tenor of the item in
nnestion was such as to make the
blood of democratic Canadians at
least simmer a little, so obvious was
the inference that the game of our
new country should be preserved (if
at all) for the "superior classes,"
the interests of thc everyday working-
man being as nothing.
There is altogether too much of
this sort of thing in consideration of
fhe subject in nnestion. This paper
for one doesn't believe in it. A man
cf wealth has no more right to enjoy
the pleasures of the hunt in this new
country than the knight of the tin
dinner pail, whose holidays are few
nnfl far between—and who as a rule
is a closer observer of the game law
because he understands and appreciates its spirit, than the kid-gloved
hunter. The time has not yet come here,
foi'tnnntelv, for game preserves and
beaters, which make of true hill and
forest sport a farce and caricature.
Neither has the time come for the
laws of this province to discriminate
between the poor man of our own
lind and the moneyed visitor from
the other side to flic disadvantage of
the former.
The position taken by Victoria's
morning paper that there are crronsc
enough and to spare for visitors is
not borne out in the slightest by the
facts, attested by all sportsmen who
go into the hills and fields themselves, and by all organizations of
sportsmen. It is, like the Colonist's
assurance of multitudes of grouse
everywhere just after the season
opened, a desk-writer's dream. Nor
could there be any strengthening of
the Colonist's argument admitted in
the circumstance that the visiting
shooters had paid for their shooting
over certain private farm property.
This single circumstance indicates
that they were in a position to comply with the law in the matter of
gun license fee. In their home state
no British Columbian would be permitted to enjoy the shouting without
paying the price. Now that' the game
is very much thinned out in the adjacent states, it would be shortsighted policy indeed for British Columbia to open its doors to the
"snortsmen" of Washington or Oregon, inviting them to come here and
assist in the extermination of our
game. The lesson of their experience
in these states is all the other way.
And if favors are to be shown to any
foreigners, it is the opinion of "Progress" that they should be to the
men of the hills—the hunters, the
prospectors, the timber cruisers of
the neighbor states who play then-
part in the exploration and development of the country, rather than the
aristocrat who can afford to pay for
his sport.
Not that "Progress" would view
with satisfaction any increased latitude to non-residents of any class. A
gun license should be prescribed for
everyone save and except farmers
and settlers on their own land; and
the fee for a non-resident's gun license should naturally be much higher than that required of a resident.
None of the true sportsmen who may
be drawn hither by tourist association effort will cavil at its payment.
Apropos of the "Colonist's" protest against the enforcement of a
good statute law, the following letter bearing the signature of Mr. 0.
C. Bass, appeared in the morning
journal. "Progress" reproduces it
because it shares the views expressed
in the communication:
"Permit me to enter a respectful
protest to the tone of your news item
on page five of yesterday's 'Colonist,'
headed, 'Somewhat Hard,' and to
! say that if the facts of the matter
had been inouired into by the writer,
or the principle involved had been
given due consideration, the item
I would not have anneared. It is the
general feeling that the persons con-
jeerned were treated somewhat too
leniently, rather than 'somewhat
I hard.' Instead of being 'invited
over for a'day's sport,' they deliber-
lately rented the shooting over the
I farm in question, and if they were
i so well acquainted here as to be mem-
jbers of some local clubs, it stands to
i reason that they knew the law as to
! non-residents in the matter of hunting in British Columbia. Further-
| more, they came over for pheasant
.shooting, which is strictly prohibited
| in their own state, and they shot,
j more than 'a few grouse.'
"Now, the common idea of the
[clause in the Game Act imposing a
; license on non-residents is to "reserve to British Columbians the game
I of the province, and it is not aimed
at the market hunters of the neigh-
i boring states any more than it is at
lany person living elsewhere outside
the province. Instead of it being
'flic comment of local sportsmen that
it is outrageous' that these 'visitors'
Very False
Illustrated in Temporary Character of Repairs to Victoria-
Nanaimo Trunk Road
should have been compelled to comply
with the law, the comments which
have reached me are to the opposite
effect. If a Birtish Columbian
showed his nose over the boundaries
of the state of Washington to even
smell at a grouse under the Stars
and Stripes, he would be pounced
upon and treated as harshly as a perfectly enforced and strict game law
will allow. There is no fault to be
found with that; on the contrary, if
we would only follow the example of
the state of Washington in this respect, it would be much better for
us. Dozens of men come over here
from the other side (where they
must carry a gun license and submit
to numerous proper restrictions,
which vour reporter calls 'outran
geous' on this side), and shoot our
grouse, pheasants and deer with
hired and borrowed guns.
"It is rapidly approaching that
stage in British Columbia when the
game is close to extermination in
places accessible to residents of limited means aud leisure, and it is
therefore all the more regretable
(now that the public are, as shown
by such preventive steps as that under consideration, awakening to a
sense of the loss which the extinction
of the game will be) that enforcement of the provisions of a very
reasonable and even liberal game
law should be considered 'outrageous.'
No doubt it was expensive for these
so-called invited guests to be compelled to pay a hunting license to the
province, as well as a private hunting
rent, but no one to whom I. have
spoken has confirmed the opinion of
your reporter that there was any
outrage committed. On the contrary."
The only trouble with Mr. Bass'
letter, in the opinion of a majority
of sportsmen, would seem to be that
he has kept himself too well in
check, and has not said something
as to the quantity and very mixed
character of the bag made up by the
martyrs of the Colonist item on that
rented Metchosin farm. Perhaps the
morning paper will tell its readers
something under this heading?
It has been left to that hardy
mountingeer, Mr. S. Perry Mills, K.
C, to, half-facetiously, accept the
brief for the defence in the matter
of the persecuted non-residents. His
best point is contained in the following paragraph:
"The fact is that many of the so-
called sportsmen, on the first few
days of the season, slaughter the
birds and then sell them. This is one
of the causes of the so-called rapid
extermination. What think you of
one gun killing from 75 to 100 birds
in a day. and then the same fellow
making a fuss about a visitor who
is financially interested in the province killing a few grouse or pheasants without first having paid a $50
license, solely because he was not
domiciled here?"
Mr. Mills is right in line with the
fact when he points to the market
hunter as the personage chiefly responsible for game extermination.
That is what "Progress" has been
urging ever since this paper had an
existence. It is pleased to have another supporter in Mr. Mills, whose
devotion to the cause of sport in
stream or hill or field is appreciated
at its true value by all veteran
knights of rod or gun.
Margaret Anglin has returned from
Europe and is preparing for her star-
rinT tour in "The Eternal Feminine."
On two or three former occasions,
"Progress" has been constrained to
direct attention publicly to the condition of the trunk road leading from
this city to Nanaimo —more particularly that portion of His Majesty's
highway in question lying between
the city of Victoria and Shawnigan
First of all, attention was directed to the unforgiveable apathy of
the provincial government in the matter of the Deer Creek bridge, Deer
Creek being about one mile this side
of Sooke Lake, and the bridge spanning the ravine at that point having
been built in 1884 and never since
renewed. It was condemned by Mr.
Healey, then in charge of the government road work in that, section, several years ago, the only immediate
action taken upon this report being
that notices were supplied by the
Public Works Engineer, Mr. Gamble,
to adorn trees at the approaches,
warning the travelling public that to
cross the structure with anything in
the nature of the heavy load frequently acquired by settlers paying
an infrequent visit to town, or even
by hunting or fishing patries out for
a few days' sport, was a matter of
hazard. The intention was of course
to evade public responsibility for anticipated accidents arising through
governmental shutting of the eyes to
obvious duties and    responsibilities.
More recently, at the time forest
fires raged all through the district in
question, it was pointed out by this
paper that undue time had elapsed in
the restoration of bridges burned out,
as well as in the rebuilding of the
bridge at Deer Creek.
And even yet more recently—when
three days after the publication last
alluded to, evidence was presented of
governmental intention to act, due
credit and acknowledgment was cordially extended.
That was, at the initiation of the
much needed repair work, when it
was taken for granted that the government contemplated such action as
would ensure the safety of travellers
and equipages.
Compliments must, however, be
qualified in the light of subsequent
events, for the restoration of the
bridges and the work of the road gang
generally appears to be of quite the
most unworkmanlike, makeshift, and
temporary kind possible. Deer Creek
bridge has not yet been taken in hand,
but if one is to judge, from things
accomplished, of what the new bridge
is to be—well, heaven help travellers!
Politics seemingly enter largely into
the method of the Lands and Works
Department. Disregarding the presence in the district of men of experience in all details of road work and
thorough familiarity with the local
conditions, Otter Point has been
drawn upon for the practical head
of affairs, and "hurry up and get to
Deer Creek" has been the watchword of the district chieftain.
Result: The re-bnilt bridges of the
slapped together sort, neither anything of grace or substantiality. At
Whiskey Swamp there is "passed"
as not needing further repair a dilapidated old structure that has long
outlived safety, and the timbers in
which one can stick has fingers into,
as into a batch of dough. A couple
of stringers underneath, and plenty
of ornamental handrails,—and it is
officially "0. K." Broken culverts
that were a menace to traffic are "repaired " by the tossing into the yawning holes of a few loose rocks.
And other things are in proportion.
The case would seem to be that the
district superintendent of road work
had had read to him a homily on the
urgent necessity of rigid economy,
and had then been told to do several
thousand dollars' worth of imperative repairs for as many hundreds.
Of course he cannot do it, but presumably he has done the best he
could in the literal execution of instructions.
"Progress" does not blame him,
but rather the false idea of the meaning of economy that is illustrated,
and the apathv of the representative
of the district in the legislature in
attending to the rights and interests
of his constituency. The damage
wrought by forest fires cannot be
anticipated  in  estimates,   and  it  is
ridiculous to pin down imperative
public works, necessitated by visitations' of providence, to estimates1
based on general wear and tear with
the passage of years.
Traffic over the main road connect-1
ing Victoria- and Nanaimo, and traversing as glorious a section of country as one would care to see, has been
growing steadily of late years. It
would naturally obtain yet larger
volume if the road were properly attended to; and settlement would fol-.
low in the path of casual travel.
Mr. C. B. Worsnop is this year's!
captain of the Vancouver Rugbyl
team—and a right good captain top.]
Did you see the exhibit ot Fruit from j
Rockside (Palmer's) Orchard?
Well, that was grown on
North Dairy Farm
in which there are numerous five-acre J
blocks still for sale on easy terms by
42    Fort Street Telephone 30
Woodmen ot the World.
Meets ist and 3rd Fridays, Assessments ard
due and payable ou the first day of the month]
Members must notify clerk of change of occl
upation aud location.
Independent Forester*.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets iu No, 1 Hal'.l
A. O. U. W., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. in.   I
Thos. l.e Meiseurier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd. I
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec, 101 Chatham Steeet.l
Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Victoria Aerie No. 12 F. 0. E. meets everd
Wednesday evening iu Eagle Hall, Adelpbj
Block, at 8:30 p. in. Sojour.i ng brothers madl
welcome. Joseph Wachter, w, President; Fraul
LeRoy, W. Secretary. ■
eourt Northern Light, No. 5935.
a. e. f.
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday in each montl
iu K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting membeif
cordially invited to all meetings. j
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. FullertoJ
Secretary. '
Knights or Pythias.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, cl
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday atl
p.m.   Sojourning brothers are always welcome!
J.H. Peiiketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.&if
Boxvu *
Juvenile ancient Order of Forester
Court No. 1 meets first Tuesday in each montl
at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters are ahvayl
welcome. S. I,. Redgrave, President [ E. a1
Laken, Secretary.
A Few Haslam Pupils!
Mile. Esthon, singing princ.^al rolel
with Moody-Manners Opera Co., al
Drury Lane, Loudon; I
Paul Savage, head of vocal departnier^
American Institute of Applied Musi<  f|
New York, (Dr. William Mason, chie
of faculty) ; 1
Hugh Kennedy,. 12 Caledonia Ave., Vir
toria, of whom Haslam wrote in 1900
"He has studied with me for sotu
years . . . and has gone with mi
further into the subjects of voice train
ing and chorus conducting than an;
other professional pupil I have practis
ing in the United.States or Canada." '
The Taylor
All kinds of Building Material,
210 Government St. Victoria, B.C
Salmon's Grand
Drawn for under the supervision of Spnrtinl
Editors of the Dally papers at Salmon's
cigar store, Victoria, B.C., on
Tuesday, October 25th, 1904.
Race to he run Wednesday, Oct. 26th.
A large number of starters expected.
Prizes divided as follows:
First Horse 40 per cer
Second Horse 20 per ceil
Thitd Horee lOpercei
Among starters (being non-winners) 10 per ceu
Among non-starters , 20 per eel]
Less 10 percent, to defray expenses.
A grand total of 107 pi Izei PROGRESS, SATURDAY.   OCT.   8,  1904
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The happy couple were the recipients
of many handsome presents, a partial list of which follows: Mr. and
Mrs. T. W .Baker, brass clock; Mrs.
J. W. Haskins, pair china figures;
Mr. and Mi's. Percy Knott, salt and
pepper cruet; W. Renner and J.
Taylor, silver and china cream and
sugar set; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McCallum, one dozen silver forks; Mr.
Geo. Grimmason, pickle cruet; Mr. J.
A- Scott, glass set; Mrs. J. C. Dodd,
netted doyley and silk drape; Mr.
J. C. Dodd, pair vases; Mr. and Mrs.
Cashmore, picture; Mr. 0. C. Stevens, Nanaimo, dining table"; Mr. and
Mrs. Keint, Nanaimo, silver teaspoons; Miss Sophie Garnett, Nanaimo, cushion; Mr. and Mrs. Evans,
Nanaimo, toilet set; Miss Forsyth,
Chatham, Ont., chair tidy; Mr. and
Mrs. Debald, drawn work sideboard
scarf; Mr. and Mrs. Brownlee, Nanaimo, Battenberg scarf; Miss Kate
O'Rafferty, embroidered centrepiece;
Miss Laura Jones, water set; Mrs.
Wardell, coral ornament; Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Oliver, set carvers; Mr.
and Mrs. Herbert Shade, silver card
receiver; Mrs. P. W. Smith, quarter
oak parlor chair; Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Charlton, cushion; Mr. and Mrs. M.
Cameron, dessert spoons and table
napkins; Mr. and Mrs. Horace J.
Knott, sugar shell; Mr. and Mrs. W..
A. Jones, table doyleys; Mrs. J. J.
Walsh, sugar shell; Mr. and Mrs.
Percy AVhittington, six tea knives;
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Scovell, water set;
Mr. and Mrs. Whittington, silver butter knife; Master Jackie Smith, rolling pin; Mrs.- Jessop, butter'knife;
Mr. and Mrs. D.'B. Christopher, 5
o'clock china tea set; Mr. and Mrs.
Foxall, china vase; Miss Annie Mc-
Lachlan, embroidered table centre
run; Miss Annie McDonald, china
salad bowl; Miss H. Peterson, brass
afternoon tea kettle and stand; Mr.
H. A. Beicher, berry set; Miss Clara
Jones, china berry set; Mr. and Mrs.
Yeo, souvenir spoon; Mr. E. B.
Jones, cheese dish; Miss Ada Cox,
pickle cruet; Mr. and Mrs. H. 0.
Jones, china salad bowl; Mr. Wm.
Mallender, silver and oak butter dish;
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Smith, china tea
set; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Winn, ornamental figures; Royal True Blue
j Lodge, silver and oak biscuit jar;
1 Mrs. Oliver, pair vases; Mr. Wm.
j Ritchie, pair beaten copper vases;
jMiss E. Jones, six china plates; Mrs.
jG. W. Dean, china vase; Mr. R. F.
Smith, book of poems; Mr. R. A.
Ritchie, carved table; Mr. and Mrs.
Montieth and family, pair framed oil
paintings; Mr. and Mrs. Stacy, dinner set.
The opening assembly of the season under the auspices of Mesdames
Dickenson and Simpson Thursday
evening proved as anticipated by
those fortunate enough to be present,
delightfully successful in every particular. The condition of the floor
showed marked improvement and the
musie was voted perfection in rythmic quality by the merry dancers, the
latest two-step, "A Bit o' Blarney,"
—introduced for the first time in this
<sity—being enthusiastically encored.
The excellence of the supper was further subject of approving comment
and the general arrangements left
little if anything to be desired by the
guests of the occasion. Among those
present were Mrs. and the Misses
Fawcett, Mr. J. Hopkins, Mr. and
Mrs. Green and Miss Ethel Green,
Mr. and Mrs. M. Hall, Mr. and Miss
Hardie, Miss Walker, Miss D. Sehl,
Mr. Rpchfort, Mr. A. Belyea, Mr.
Arnold Raymur, Miss Horth, Mr.
Sweeny, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Smith,
Mr. Percy Smith, Mrs. and Miss
Aaronson, Mrs. and Miss McKenzie,
(Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fleming, Mr.
;;W. York!, Mt. Gibson, the Miss'ps
Milne, Mrs. Phillip Smith and the
Misses Smith, Mrs. and .Miss Hastings, Mr. and Miss Dougal, Mr. and
Miss Sullivan, Mrs. W. and the
Misses Jackson, Mr. Alex. Moss, Mrs;
E. McQuade, Mr. E. McQuade, Mrs.
Dixon and the Misses Andrews, Mr.
and Miss George, Mr. and Miss Lei-
iSer, Miss Adam, Mr. Cudlife, Miss
Tagg, Mr. J. Lawson, Mr. Ralph Wilson, Mr. and Miss J. McKay, Messrs.
and the Misses O'Keefe, Mr. and
Mrs. H. Briggs, Mr. and Mrs. P. D.
Dickenson, the Misses E. and N. Anderson, Mr. Fred White, Mr. Frank
White, Mrs. James Douglas, Miss D.
Williams,. Mr. J. Cambie, Mr. Mills,
.Mrs. and the Misses Futcher, Mr. H.
Redfern, the Misses M. and G. Atkinson, Mr. Linklater, Mr. Sydney Child,
■Mr. A. King, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Watson, Mrs. Rathom, Mr. and Mrs.
Bowker, Mrs. and the Misses Roberts, Mr. H. Lawson, Mr. Strachan,
Irs. and the Misses Brownlee, Miss
lA. Carr, the Misses M. and E. Nich-
lolles, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. McConnell,
Mr. Daryl Kent, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur,
Mrs. and Miss Wilkins, Mr. and Mrs.
tL Mason, Mr. L. Sweeny, Miss Bessie
Heaney, Miss McDonald, Mr. Harry
Nesbitt, Mr. Charles McKilligan, Mr.
Finch, Miss C. Fawcett, Miss Zella
Carter, the Misses Cameron, Mrs. and
Miss Leigh, Mrs. and the Misses Sargison, Mr. Oliver, Mr. Sehl and many
I, others.
His Lordship the Bishop of Columbia solemnized at 3:30    o'clock   on
, Thursday afternoon in Christ church
cathedral the marriage of Mr. Harry
Randall Burroughes of Birmingham
| Hall, Norfolk, England, and Emily,
i fifth daughter of Mrs. Dunsmuir of
Craigdarroch and relict of the late
Mr. N. P. Snowdon of this city. Mr.
'&ba\t 9puq at^ oau§ uop^.ig uuof
: and Lieut. West, R. N., of the
flagship     Grafton     supported    the
' principals at the altar, the ceremony
being of the simplest character and
only the most intimate friends of the
; contracting parties being present.
After the church ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Burroughes received the congratulations of their especial friends
at Craigdarroch, afterwards taking
the Princess Victoria for the mainland, en route to England and the
Continent where the ensuing year
will be spent in travel. It is expected
that they will return to Victoria next
autumn, although their plans for the
future are as yet somewhat indefinite.
A pretty church wedding was that
celebrated at the Metropolitan this
week by the pastor, Rev. G. K. B.
Adams, uniting the fortunes of Mr.
Michael P. Morton of Nanaimo and
Miss Mona J. Telsson of this city.
The bride, who was gowned in white
organdie over silk, with veil of tulle
and crown of the traditional and emblematic orange blossoms, was supported by Miss Clara Janes, while
Mr. R. E. Bennett of Nanaimo attended his friend the groom. The
bride was given away by her brother-
in-law, Mr. J. H. Smith, at whose
home on Foul Bay road a reception
was subsequently held. She carried a shower bouquet of white
roses and carnations. The bridesmaid was attired in white organdie
over lace, and earned roses. The
present from the groom was a handsome gold jewelled locket. The
church was very prettily decorated
by the Epworth League, in which the
bride was a very energetic worker.
Under the artistic touch of Mrs.
Lester, A.O.U.W. hall has been transformed into a veritable fairyland,
handsome cozy corners adorned with
Oriental drapes, bright carpets,
palms, pictures, flowers and in truth
everything to make the hall attractive and dainty. A. most successful
opening party was given to the members and friends of the juvenile class
on Saturday, October 1, one hundred
children, besides many of the older
dancing .people taking part, and on
Monday, October 3, the adult advanced classes were given a dance,
which was well attended and greatly
enjoyed. Many compliments were
paid Mrs. Lester upon the handsome
appearance of the hall. A good floor,
excellent music supplied by Mrs.
Heater and Mr. Fawcett and a happy
crowd of young fellows tended to
make the evening one to be remembered and a repetition hoped for.
*  *   *
Among those who witnessed the
production of "San Toy" Wednesday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
W. Rhodes, Miss Prior, Hon. Mr.
Hood, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Raymur and Miss Moore, Mr. A. J. Bechtel and Miss Bechtel, Mr. Frederick
S. Hussey, Mr. and Mrs. John
Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. Kent, Mr. and
Mrs. Ker, Mr. and Mrs. Genge, Mr.
and Mrs. Spratt, Mr. Scholefield, Dr.
and Mrs. J. S. Fagan, and many others.
It is understood that Mr. J. Gordon
Smith, of the Colonist staff, who has
been representing the London Post at
Tokyo while awaiting opportunity to
go to the front, is a passenger homeward by the Empress, due next Tuesday. The news will occasion some
little surprise among his many friends,
who will be none the less pleased to
greet him, as when last reported Mr.
Smith was among the unleashed correspondents hurrying to Port Arthur
or Liao-yang.
The marriage, was solemnized at
Christ church cathedral on Tuesday
evening of Mr. Arthur J. Bird, late
of London, Eng., and Miss Isabella
Jessie Frith, of this city, Rev. W.
Baugh Allan officiating' and Mr. R.
A. Ritchie and Miss Lillian Sherk
supporting bride and groom at the
altar. After the church ceremony,
a reception was held at the residence
of the bride's mother, 82 Pandora
avenue, many friends attending to
extend congratulations. Mr. and
Mrs. Bird are at home to their friends
at 40 John street, Rock Bay.
* *   *
Mr. Charles King of Otter Point
returned this week from a flying visit
to Vancouver, bringing with him a
bride. The lady in question was Miss
Jane Camp, who has just arrived
from England to join her fiance in
the western world. Mr. King met
her at the Terminal City, and Rev.
R. Newton Powell joined their hands
and fortunes at the residence of the
bride's brother, 514 Heatley avenue.
Mr. and Mrs^ King are already established in their new home at Otter Point.
Invitations have reached Victoria
friends for the marriage of Miss
Eleanora Isabelle McMillan, daughter of Lieutenant-Governor Sir D.
and Lady McMillan of Maniotba, to
Col. T. D. B. Evans, C.B., the ceremony being fixed for Wednesday, the
19th instant, at Knox church, Winnipeg. A reception at Government
House will follow the church wedding. .
* *   *
The annual sports at the Barracks
yesterday attracted a numerous' and
fashionable concourse of city visitors
who greatly enjoyed the athletic features of the day and were most hospitably entertained by Col. English
and his officers.
* *   *
Mr. H. G, Mr. G. D. and Mr.
J. Halley and Miss J. Brown, who
have been spending several months
on Salt Spring Island, have returned
therefrom , and will shortly proceed
to England, delighted with their experiences of British Columbia.
* •   •
Rt. Rev. Bishop and Mrs. Cridge
were honored guests at the wedding
last week of Miss Beckie, third
daughter of Mrs. William Johnson
of New Westminster, and Mr. William Love of Toronto.
Hon. L. J. Tweedie, premier of
New Brunswick, accompanied by Mrs.
Tweedie, Miss Loundonn, Miss Margaret Loudonn, Mr. F. M., Mr. J. L.
and Mr. A. H. Tweedie, were visitors
in Victoria this week.
* *  *
The wedding of Miss Prior and
Hon. F. G. Hood, which was to have
taken place this afternoon (Saturday,
the 8th,)   has been postponed until
October 20 (Thursday), at 3 o'clock.
* •   •
Miss Jessie Wooley of Vancouver
is spending the month .with Victoria
friends, the guest of Mrs. Howell of
Elford street.
(Continued on page 6.)
RAIN COATS will shortly be the
order of the day. Before buyiug
don't forget to have a look at our
fine stock; something to suit the most
finch & Finch,
Government Street.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Catsup,
Pickles and Sauce are condiments
that should be in every house. Price
and quality second to none.
A. O. U. W. Hall (downstairs), 150 Yates street.
Member National Association Masters of
Advanced Class forms Oct. 10
Juvenile, Saturday, Oct. 8
Office Hours : 3 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m'
New Coats
and Suits
New Raincoats and Umbrellas
New lot of Hept:nette Raincoats arrived today, tight
and loose styles, with and without belts.
Another shipment of English Umbrellas, best quality.
Children's Coats
A great many very pretty coats for girls placed in
stock today
New Flannel Waists
In Great Variety of New Styles
Have a Large and Varied Stock of
Fall Millinery and Novelties
Pall Millinery Opening
Ladies are invited to inspect the latest
88 Yates Street, Victoria.
Victoria College of Music
248 Cook Street, Victoria, B. C.
Principal:   MR. A. LONGFIELD. F. V. C M.
Special Inducements to Pupils on the Pipe Organ
Our Prices are Right
HARRIS & MOORE, Machinists, 114 Yates St.
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
Oct. ist, Assembly Hall, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3.30 to s p.m.
Monday evening, beginners classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon club.
Wednesday afternoon, children 3 to 8
years, 3.30 to 4.30.
Thursday. Social Night, 8.30to 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
Saturday afternoon, general class 2.15,
Has cured in Victoria—
1 case of abscess in hip joint
1 case oi pneumonia and pleurisy in
3% days.
1 case of typhoid in five days.
1 case of spinal meningitis .
3 cases of inflammatory rheumatism.
2 cases  of consumption, besides  any
number of smaller cases. No sensation experienced during use. Call
or inquire Mrs. Herbert Kent, 343
Yates street, or 'phone 185B.
Just Received
A large consignment of
Extra fine quality,
Ask for Price Lists.
Johnston's Seed Store
City Market.
All Kinds of
Hair Work Dona
Etc., at
Mrs. G.
55 Douglas St.
"Made in Canada" is a sure guarantee of superior value as applied to the
policies written by The Mutual Life of
Canada. Tlie evidence of the superior-
it) of an endowment policy in this old
reliable home company can be seen right
here in British Columbia. It will interest intending insurers to call and see
what return The Mutual Life of Canada has made to residents of this province who insured in it twenty or twenty-
five years ago. R: L. Rrury, manager,
31 Broad street. 6
PROGRESS, SATURDAY, OCT.   8,     1904
The Week in Society
Continued from page 5.
j His Grace Archbishop Orth has
left for Three Rivers, Quebec, to attend an important church conference.
During his absence from the city
Very Rev. Father Nicolaye, who has
recently returned from the West
Coast, is acting as administrator of
the diocese.
* »   •   -
Mr. G. G. Meldram and Mr. H. J.
Maloney on Wednesday evening last
Celebrated the third anniversary of
the establishment of their business
partnership by dining a few friends
at the New England.   .
• •   •
Miss Louisa Smith has left for a
Six months' visit with a sister in
Ireland, Mrs. William Waldron of
Sunny Hill, Kilcullen. It is expected
that Miss Smith will also make a
short stay with friends in Boston.
♦ •   •
Mr. D. W. Higgins is .visiting with
his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Corsan of
Vancouver. He intends devoting
himself to the writing of a novel
the scenes and characters of which
Will be drawn from the life in British
* *   *
The ladies of Colfax Rebekah degree lodge announce a social dance
for Tuesday evening next, the proceeds being for a room in the Strath-
cona ward at the Jubilee hospital.
* *   •
Society is looking forward to another notable wedding in December,
when the marriage of Mr. Joseph
Pemberton and Miss Yoder Baiss is
to be solemnized.
* •   •
Major and Mrs. Greesback jhave
returned from a three-weeks' visit
with Major and Mrs. E. A. Snyder of
* *   *
Mrs. H. M. Delmas, wife of one of
the foremost attorneys of California,
is visiting Victoria.
* •   •
Mr. Russell M. Burns of the Railway Mail Service of Canada, spent a
flying holiday here this week.
* *   *
Former Premier Chas. A. Semlin
has returned to Cache Creek.
* •   •
Mr. F. H. Godfrey and his bride,
from Vancouver, are  spending here
their first-days of wedded bliss.
* *   *
Dr. Clayton returns to Nelson this
* »   *
Lieut.-Col. Charles A. Smart of the
Thirteenth Scottish Light Dragoons,
Montreal, spent the week ijn Victoria. ... . j.     ■•!
* *   *
Mayor Barnard and   Mr.   H.   B.
' Thomson officially represented    Victoria at the New Westminster exhibition.
* *   *
Miss Hester Grcenshields of Montreal is spending a month with friends
on Oswego street.
»   *   *
Mrs. Green of Golden is paying a
long-promised visit to Victoria.
* *   *
.Mr. Clifford Yorke of Winnipeg is
visiting friends here.
* *   *
Miss Ford of Vancouver is visiting
Victoria; friends.
* *  *
Mr. R. Peterson and his bride, from
Duncans, spent their honeymoon here
this week.
* *   *
Miss F,. Pettipiecc of Revclstoke is
visiting Victoria friends, and purposes going on from here to California, where she will spend a considerable part of the winter.
* *   *
Captain and Mrs. j. H. McMillan,
who have been visiting friends here,
have returned to their home in Portland, Oregon.
* *   *
Miss Gertrude Williams of Cranbrook, B.C., visited friends in Victoria last week and this. She is now
resuming her studios at the Vancouver Norma] School.
* *   *
Bishop and Mrs. Cridge spent several days this week as guests of Mrs.
Nesbitt, Alberni  street, Vancouver.
* *   *
Miss Moore of Vancouver is the
guest of Mr. and Mi's. James L.
Raymur. "■« '
* *. •
Mr. and Mrs. 0. B. Judson, prominent Philadelphians, have been enjoying a week's visit here.
Mrs. White of Thurlow street,
Vancouver, has returned to the Terminal City after a visit of seven
weeks   divided    among friends here
and in Nanaimo.
* •   •
Mr. H. E. A. Robertson and Mr.
J. Rosenberger have returned from
Dawson, seemingly in excellent condition—as might be expected in view
of the admirable cold storage facilities of their new northern home.
* *   «
Victoria is not to lose Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Briggs until about the
end of the year, when they expect
to leave for Nelson to make that city
their home.
* *   •
The Arbutus Club, formerly the
Tuesday Evening Cotillion Club, will
reorganize Thursday, October 13, iu
A.O.TJ.W. hall, under the management of Mrs. Lester.
* *   *
Miss Brook Hunt has left for Toronto to visit friends, after a peep
at this city and Vancouver.
* *   »
Miss Wolfe, who has been enjoying an extended visit with friends in
Oakland, California, has returned
* *   #
Mrs. H. W. Kent of Vancouver is
visiting friends here this week.
* *   *
Judge and Mrs. C. D. Macaulay
are down from Dawson and will
probably spend the winter on "the
* *   *
Former Lieut.-Gov. Dewdney spent
the week on the Mainland.
•    •    •
Mrs. Frank L. MacFarland has returned to Vancouver, after a short
visit with friends here.
* *   *
Mr. R. B. Powell arrived in Suva,
Fiji, last Sunday after a pleasant
passage of eighteen clays from this
Mrs. Wilson, wife of Hon. Chas.
Wilson,   and  Mrs.  Ernest    McLean
have returned to the Mainland.
* *   •
Miss M. Lowe has been enjoying
a visit with her friend, Miss M.
Fletcher of New Westminster.
* *   *
Sister Frances of St. Luke's Home,
Vancouver, is spending the week with
Capital friends.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Gould of Revel-
stoke are spending their honeymoon
here. ,   j
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Burrill have
returned to their home    in    Grand
Forks. I. ;f!f]
* *   *
Hon. Fred J. Fulton is in Kamloops acting as Crown prosecutor at
the Court of Assize.
* *   •
Drs. Verrinder, Garesche and Hall
have returned from a semi-professional visit to the Mainland.
* *   •
,Dr. J. G. Rutherford lias returned
to Ottawa.
* •   »
Mrs.  M. A.  Barlow has returned
from visiting Mainland friends.
* •   •
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Avery of San
Jose, Cal., silent the week with Victoria friends.
* *   •
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Henderson and
the Misses Henderson have left for
Los Angeles, where they will spend
the winter-months.
* •   •
Mr. and Mrs. Tingley of Ashcroft
are visiting Victoria friends.
»    a    •
Mr. George Horatio Ashwell of
Chilliwack and Mrs. Ashwell (nee
Mary Marsden)   are  spending their
honeymoon here.
* »   •
Mrs. Charles is visiting a daughter at New Westminster.
* *  *
Mr. Edgar IT. Sands of Vancouver
spent; a portion of the week here.
* •   •
Hon. James H. Ross, senator for
the Yukon, returned this week from
a flying visit North.
* »   •
Mr. Stuart Henderson, M.P.P., of
Ashcroft, was in the city all this
week, combining business with
* a    •
Count Mazza, Italian Consul-Gen-
cral for Canada with headquarters in
Montreal, was a visitor in the city
this week.
Captain and Mrs. J. W. Troup arc
enjoyi'-- a visit to Montreal and
other Eastern cities.
Captain and Lady Marjorie Sinclair (nee Gordon). are yachting on
the Baltic before taking up thEiv
home at Bairdmony House, Forfarshire.
* *   *
Mr. Henshaw and Mr. Averill of
Vancouver were guests of   Victoria
friends this week.
«   #   #
Mrs. Trounce of Dawson, after a
short but pleasant visit with Mrs.
W. K. Houston, has left for California, where she will spend the winter.
* *   *
Mrs. Taylor is home again, after
spending a pleasant week with Mrs.
Donald von Cramer of the Terminal
* *   *
Mrs. Hall of Pendrell street, Vancouver, has returned home from a
pleasant visit with friends here and
in Seattle.
* *   *
Hon. Mr. Justict, Duff and    Mrs.
Duff are in Vancouver this week.
* •   •
Mr.    Ernest V. Bodwell, K.C., is
visiting Nelson.
»   »   *
Lord and Lady Lichfield visited
Nelson this week.
-Mr. Blygh's Wise "Move":
It is apparent to all who have any
direct knowledge of the dry goods
trade that Mr. Andrew Blygh made
a wise move in shifting his headquarters from the temporary location
at the corner of Fort and Douglas
streets to his present central premises on Government, almost opposite
the historic Redfern clock and in the
fairway to the post office. The new
location is not only central, but the
establishment enjoys that great desideratum where a merchant is sure
of the attractiveness and quality of
his stock—(and which is avoided by
the "merchant otherwise stocked)—
excellent light everywhere. It is also
very conveniently arranged so that
customers have every facility to inspect and examine. Mr. Blygh is
making his specialty, if one may so
refer to it, dress goods fabrics of. the
latest and best; with a secondary
leader in- handsome yet inexpensive
furs. In these lines there is no
house in the city more deserving of
the popularity which Blygh's enjoys. ,
—Kings of Finance:
The long talked-of policy of the
provincial government promised to
restore the financial solidity of B. C.
and cause a golden stream to pour
into the coffers guarded by Hon. Captain Tatlow, lias at last been disclosed. The bridge over the lordly Fraser
at New Westminster has been made a
tollbridge and here is the official tar-
riff: adults, each way, 5 cents; children, 2 cents; single rig with driver,
15 cents; double rig, 20 cents; cord
wood and shingle-bolt -wagons, 25.
cents; milk vans, round trip, 10 cents;
cattle, horses, etc., per head, 5 cents;
'saddle horses and rider, 10 cents.
—Seamen's Institute:
The manager of the Seamen's Institute gratefully acknowledges the
receipt of reading matter during the
month of September from the following:
Miss Florrie McNeile, Mrs. R. Maynard, Mrs. H. D. Helmcken, Mrs. R.
B. McMickinsr, Mrs. Wm. Atkiris,Mrs.
I. Braverman, Mrs. J. F. Sallaway
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Moore, Mr. David A. N. Ogilvy, Mr.
H. Burnett, Mr. J. C. Mackay, Mr.
J. Yeo, Mr. W. B. Christopher, A
Friend, The Times and Colonist daily
papers, and the local weekly paper
Progress. ,   ,
The Hofmann piano recitals in Portland have proven record breakers in the
way of financial patronage.
"Ta Kilties" band    from   Bolle
ville had the great honor of playing
"by command" for the King    and
Queen at Balmoral Castle last wcek
HOME MADE JAMS guaranteed absolutely pure. Give up buying that
imported preserve; you don't know
what it is made of. PRICE'S prices
are the right prices.
Manufacturers of
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Water
Telephone 444       Victoria^West, B/C.
Matters Military
Colonel P. H. N. Lake, C. B., Lord
Dundonald's successor, will leave
England about the middle of next
month for Ottawa, to take up the duties of "Chief of the General Staff"
of the Canadian military forces.
Colonel Lake, who has for nine
months been acting as chief staff
officer of the Second Army Corps at
Salisbury Plain, with the local rank
of brigadier-general, is no stranger
to the Dominion, ns he discharged
thc duties of quartermaster-general of
militia, 1893-98, and rendered very
valuable work in connection with the
plans for the defence of the country
and the armament of the forts.
On him now devolves the duty of
carrving out the changes about to
be affected in the Canadian Militia,
and a better selection could not have
been made.
*   *   *
In orders that are about to be issued
by Col. Hall it will be stated that a
batalion parade will be ordered for
next week. This practically ensures a
reunion of the regiment after their
spell of inactivity which always occurs after the summer camp. The
recruits class will also be formed up
on Tuesday night for instruction, and
every subsequent Tuesday until further notice. Those who are feeling
patrioticallv inclined should now take
this opportunity of showing their love
for their country, and at the same
time they will have the gratification
of knowing that when they sign, on
they are entering the ranks of
one of the most efficient militia regiments in Canada. Intending recruits
should make a point of attending the
first drills, as much is to be gained by
femmr/ncing /at the jbeginnling. A!
meeting will be called almost immediately of the secretaries of Companies
by Col. Hall, when several important
matters will be taken in hand,
amonast Which will be the subject of
a military school of arms; this is a
matter that every member of the reai-
ment should be particularly interested
in. The drill hall is well equipped
for carrying on such a school, and
this fact alone should prove a good
recruiting agent. Instructors from
the Navv and the Barracks will in all
probability be secured, and it is hoped
at with the co-operation of every
member of the regiment the gymnasium will be in full swing in the
course of a week or so.
The annual regimental school of
instruction will also be formed during
the coming week and those intending
to take the course should see that
their names are handed in at once.
This is an opportunity that every
Non-Corn, should avail himself of, as
a thorough and practical knowledge
of his various duties can be obtained
at this school, and which would be
hard to acquire at any other time.
We have just opened up one of the
finest assortments of FANCY VESTS
that have ever been shown in this
city. Drop in and we will take a
pleasure in showing you our stock.
Government Street.
The stately Maxine Elliott will be
at the Victoria Theatre just about the
end of the year, playing "Her Own
* *   *
The next minstrel show will be here
in aboJt two months. Thc Haverlys
are billed for December. The Wests
will arrive in January.
* *   *
Paul Gilmore, who presented "The
Mummy and the Humming Bird" here
last season, will return in March with
a new play.
* *   *
Mr. Robert M. Edwards will be a
member of Mr. Charles B. Hanford's
company in the capacity of business
* *  *
Miss Margaret McKinney, who assumes the heaviest work devolving
upon any of the ladies of "San Toy"
although it is far from heavy truth
to tell, has many friends both here
and in Vancouver. She is a Seattle-
ite and made her first appearance
on the stage in British Columbia ns a
member of an amateur company in
which Mr. E. R. Ricketts also held
Jim Post is playing to 50 cents and
$1.00 through the Kootenays and getting the money in bunches.
* a    •
Satisfactory progress is being mnde
in the rehearsal of the oratorio
"Samson." This week's run over
the music for the chorus was especially encouraging.
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Nance O'Neill opens at the Tremo:
Boston, on October 10, in a new ph
*   *   »
Jim Post and his merry farcen
are having marked success in t
Kootenays, where i/amcs is advert
ed as the foremost Irish comedian
the world. The advance man won
have doubtless made it a little stroii
or, but the star's modesty handica
ped him. -< PROGRESS, SATURDAY  OCT.   8,   1904
Defections Are
Conditions  at   Lampson  Street
School Call for Inquiry by
Trustee Board
The co-operation of "Progress"
has been requested by certain of the
residents of that suburban section
just outside Victoria West and expending to the borderland of Esquimalt village, who are dissatisfied
with the conduct of the public school
on Lampson street to which their
children are sent as pupils. Complaints are made that the principal,
Mr. Gordon, is not suited to the position which he occupies, and that
under him neither are the children
advanced as rapidly as possible, nor
treated with the consideration which
twentieth century conceptions of
school methods demands.
The names have been given to this
paper of seveu heads of families
whose children naturally attend the
Lampson street school, and who
1 either are now attending there or
have been until recently, when removed in consequence of the prevailing
lack of harmony.
Each of these seven has endeavored to secure the admission of his other children to the city schools, regardless of the handicap of distance;
and a number of them have been suc-
icessful in doing so through the technical qualification obtained by the
•possession  of  business  licenses.
And still others are removing
children from Lampson street in
order to send them to private schools.
The trustees, they nrge, are blind
to the disadvantageous conditions,
and decline to investigate the state
of affairs existing and demand 'reforms.
This is the only point with which
'Progress" at present concerns itself.   The simple circumstance of any
general dissatisfaction such as( is so
Ifreely expressed, and of    numerous
j withdrawals of pupils,  is  a matter
I demanding the  serious  attention  of
[the trustees if they are conscientious
f in recognition of their duties and zeal-
Lous in performance.   The business of
[the school is in their hands, and that
[business    is    suffering    at    present
[through  their indifference  to    com-
[ plaints that are legitimate subject for
I investigation by them.    It is, however, the furthest thing from the intention of this paper to endorse the
complaints that are made with respect
to Mr. Gordon.    Indeed the writer,
having had opportunity of observing
Mr. Gordon's tvork  (superficially it
is true)  both in Vancouver and in
this city, is inclined to believe him
a thoroughly    efficient,  enthusiastic
and    painstaking  teacher,    possibly
lacking in discretion in minor matters of  discipline  but  possessed  of
so many excellent qualifications as a
pedagogue  as  to  weigh  heavily tin
the scale against aught, that "might be
urged against him.
But "Progress" urges that there is
a demand for board action in the
circumstance of the numerous withdrawals and threats of withdrawals
of pupils, and must hold that the
trustees are derelict in their duty
when thev fail to take cognizance of
the disaffection and make some effort
to check it.
The Parliament of Canada is dissolved. Sir Wilfrid Laurier makes
his appeal to the country. On October 27 the candidates will be nominated for- election to a new Parliament. On November 3 the electors
will record their judgment on the conduct of the Government during the
term of office which has just closed
The Government will stand or fall
upon its record. That record is before the people of Canada, inscribed
in the wise laws and in the efficient
administration which have characterized the ninth Parliament of Canada. .Upon that record Sir Wilfrid
Laurier may well stand before the
people confident and unashamed.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier makes no claim
to perfection cither in the legislation
his Government hns enacted or in the
public services rendered under his administration. There may have been
defects iu judgment and mistakes in
administration, as there arc in nil other human activities. But this can be
claimed, that never before in Federal
affairs nnd never in any other country, was there a term of eight yenrs
of such continuous and rapid indus
trial development, accompanied by
such freedom from • grave administrative scandal and such steady integrity in public life,' as have marked
the two Parliaments of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier's leadership.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier stands for
what is best in the life and worthiest
in the prospects of the larger Canada. By his statesmanship he has
brought into harmony the contending
interests, the widely separated sections, and the rival races of this Dominion. When he assumed control of
the Government in 1896 there was
strife between class and class, jealousy between race and race, and distrust between creed and creed. Today there is mutual respect and a
growing confidence, and all classes
and races and creeds are alike devoted to the higher ideals of Canadian
nationhood. To have done so much
as that is to have earned a first place
in the service of one's country. And
that Sir Wilfrid Laurier has done.
On the record of his eight years of
leadership Sir Wilfrid Laurier makes
his appeal to all the people of all the
Provinces. The campaign will be
brief and need not be bitter. The
root of bitterness has been removed,
and the discussion of the great questions of policy and administration,
need involve no personal recrimination or party slander. Fortunately
the leaders of both parties are gentlemen of high ideals and unstained
personal honor. It is due to them and
to the country that men of like character be chosen as candidataes and
elected to Parliament. That Sir Wilfrid Laurier's leadership will be endorsed, and his Government sustained by a sufficient majority, will be,
the almost certain issue of the campaign. For the sake of the past eight
years, and in view of the interests at
stake in the years to come, the electors, on November 3, will vote for
Laurier and the larger Canada.—Toronto Globe.
—The Mikado:
That well known haven of rest on
Fort street, The Mikado Tea Room,
has recently passed out of the hands
of Mr. Douglas Hallam, and hereafter the comfort of patrons of this
"cozy corner" will be attended to by
Mrs. W. W. Wyndham who, with Mr.
Wyndham, has recently arrived here
from Sacramento, Cal. It is Mrs.
Wyndham's intention to carry on the
business on the same lines as Mr.
Hallam, viz., serving tea and coffee
with light delicacies. The new management purpose extending the present limited accommodation for the
public towards the end of the present month, by making use of the room
at the rear of the premises now occupied by Mr. Hallam's tea business. This will be a welcome improvement, as the space hitherto allotted
to the tea and lunch department has
been quite inadequate for the amount
of patronage that this tea room has
Or Patriotism
Mr.   Joseph   Martin  Takes   the
Proper Course and Withdraws
His Nanaimo Candidature
—Back from Oil Fields:
Mr.' D. B. Bogle has returned to
the city after a trip through the oil
regions of the Flathead valley in
Southeast Kootenay. He brought out
with him a number of samples of the
crude petroleum found there. Mr.
Bogle is most optimistic as to the future of the country, which he declares to be one of the richest sections of British Columbia and one
upon which development is converging both from Alberta and Montana.
Two companies are drilling for oil
with successful results in Alberta,
and seven companies are at work in
Montana. A portion of the territory controlled by the Flathead Valley Oil Lands Development Company
of Victoria, in which Mr. Bogle is
interested, lies in close proximity to
the Alberta wells, and in a formation
equally as promising as any in the
country. He reports that the problem of getting boring machinery into the' country is an easy one, and
has no doubt that the rapid development of this territory will add a very
rich asset to. the resources of the
—Ready for Business:
The Pacific Wireless Telegraph Co.
which has its Victoria headquarters
in the Driard Hotel, will this week be
ready to accept and handle general
commercial business for all points
reached by its unique "connections,"
these iiicUiding quite a number of
shipping stations nnd numerous passenger steamers not reachable in any
other way. The local manager has
been appointed iu Ihe person of Mr.
William Dee, for some time manager
of the Wester;- Union here, nnd a telegrapher nf long experience nnd established popularity.
Mr. Joseph Martin, K.C., has wisely reconsidered his announced determination to contest Nanaimo City in
the forthcoming federal Contest, as
an "independent Liberal" opponent
of Mr. Ralph Smith, and has taken
himself to Ottawa in connection with
his professional practice, in which it
may be admitted that he is a greater
success than as a politician.
There could have been no justification for Mr. Martin's appearance
in the Nanaimo district as advertised.
There could, under the circumstances
as stated, have been no justification
for any elector of Nanaimo to vote
for him. As between the principles
represented by the. Liberal, the Conservative and even the Socialist party, there must continue to be legitimate differences of opinion; and individual voters do right in registering their convictions tljerein by marking, their ballots respectively for the
candidates representative of these
contrasting principles.
Mr. Martin's case was widely different. Having at the time of the
last general provincial elections voluntarily announced his unqualified
and final withdrawal from politics, he
proposed   to  re-emerge—at  his  own
solicitation for the sole purpose of
satisfying a personal spite against
Mr. Ralph Smith.. Indeed he stated
distinctly and specifically that he
would appear in the field as a Liberal
although by his act taking the
course best calculated to advance the
interests of the party in antagonism
to Liberalism, its leaders and its
policy for the upbuilding of Canada—
for the one purpose of defeating Mr.
What grudge is borne by Mr. Martin for Mr. Smith is certainly a purely private matter, in no way concerning the electors of Nanaimo district
or affecting their best interests—to
be promoted or handicapped according to their wisdom or their folly in
the selection of a champion at Ottawa.
Just at the present time, with such
a matter of national business importance as the new transcontinental
railway project at a critical juncture,
it would be worse than madness to
put the amusement or entertainment
of the public (which would be the
sole explanation of the possible election of Mr. Martin) before the practical interests and material advancement of country; and no doubt the
obvious demerit of his position has
upon second thought induced Mr.
Martin's change of plans.
It is but stating a well recognized
fact to say that Mr. Martin is not
in touch or harmony with the lead-
ei-s of the Liberal party in Canada.
It is but stating a further undeniable fact to say that Mr. Martin's
best service to the party in'this province was rendered when he withdrew
from the arena, and thereby made
possible a unification and solidification of Liberalism in the West not
to be thought of during the continuance of Mr. Martin in a prominent
Fully conceding Mr. Martin's
sharpness of political repartee, his
undoubted ability in stating a point
tersely and effectively, and his intuitive grasp of the science of political intrigue, any efforts that mny
be put forward to induce his re-appearance in active politics must upon analysis be found to spring from
personal admiration rather than a
patriotic desire to advance the country's interests. He is a brilliant and
a spectacular figure in the restricted
political horizon of this western province, but the interests of the country are far above, and beyond the
consideration of the entertainment to
be derived from his eccentric and
somewhat melodramatic climaxes—
his meteoric splendor. For him at
the present: juncture to ask the votes
of any British Columbia constituency
j would he for him to show himself ut-
Itcrly devoid of that spirit of patriotism that should be the foundation
.of candidature—the placing of Canada's advancement before the gratification of personal feeling or ambition—nnd not vice versa.
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Andrew Carnegie's prophecy that
one day Canada will annex the United States and bring that country
within- the British Empire may, for
the present at any rate, be dismissed ..from serious consideration, even
although it is put forth by a man,
who has more money than he knows
what to do with. Nevertheless the
student of history will set no limit
to what may be accomplished by a
race of free men nurtured in a fertile land beneath northern skies.
There may be much or little in the
theory of the survival of the fittest
as applied to the development of
species; there can be no doubt as to
its truth when applied to mankind.
The fittest has always survived,-and
we may believe with confidence that
it' always will.
That Canada is a country in which
a stalwart race of free men will be
produced is one of the facts of nature
to" which no one any longer shuts his
eyes. It lies in the latitude which
has produced the conquering races in
all ages. The story of India, of Rome,
of Western Europe, the conquest of
the new world proves the innate superiority of the tribes which came
out of what the historians in the
cities alon«' the Mediterranean Sea
called the North, by which they meant
that undefined region lying in the latitude of Canada. Botanists tell us that
long hours of sunlight in summer
produce the most vigorous types of
vegetation which also in some mys-
terious way seem strengthened by the
frosts of winter. So it seems to be
with tbe human race. Another feature of vegetation is that where the
struggle for existence is keenest there
nature asserts itself with the greatest
■ vigor. Hence while tropical plants
. have abundant foliage and gorgeous
bloom they produce little seed and
what they do produce grows only
where conditions are favorable,
Northern plants, on the other hand,
produce seed in abundance and will
grow amid very adverse surroundings,
In some inexplicable way all animate
nature is saturated, so to speak, with
insistence to what tends to extinguish
it. This is as trite of men as of
; plants, as the virile and resistless
races of the North have demonstrated
over and over again.
But Canada will produce not only
men, but free men. To no people of
tho world is tyranny of any kind so
insupportable as to Canadians. The
people of the Dominion would not be
content for one moment with the
limited measure of freedom enjoyed
by the people of the United States.
They insist upon being wholly and
absolutely masters of their country,
not only on election day once in four
years, but on every day in the three
hundred and sixty-five.
The food of a people contributes
to the formation of its character.
Black bread and despotism more or
less disguised, have ever gone hand
in hand. No country in the world
can produce a higher class or greater
abundance of food products than
Access to the sea is a source of
permanent national growth and greatness. Canada fronts upon two oceans,
and is undisputed owner of one of
the greatest inland seas.
The ancestry of the Canadian people is of the finest strain which the
world has seen in historic times. Saxon, Dane and Normans, is a combination that has produced an irresistible race, and Canadians are none tlie
worse for a new infusion of Norman
stock, which came with Champlain,
Jacques Cartier and the other pioneers
of New Prance.
Such a 'teople living in such a
country may look forward with confidence to a future unsurpassed in
its greatness and power bv that of
any other. And one of the finest
features of the case is that permeating thrbugh all the sentiments of
this vigorous young nationality there
is an abiding love for the institutions
which arc based upon the Common
Laws of England, abiding faith in the
suflicicnev of thc British Constitution
to meet every possible phase of political life and an abiding determination
to preserve intact the .great worldwide heritage of thc British people.
Commenting upon some observations in this paper to the effect that
Conservatives had taken no stand
in favor of giving better terms to
British Columbia, the Colonist says
that "The Conservatives have not
been in power since the question became an issue." As a matter of fact
it is not now an issue. To create 'an
issue between two political parties,
a proposition must be advanced on
one side and be denied by the other.
The Conservative party has never
made better terms for British Columbia a part of its case, and the
Liberal party has never declined to
favorably consider a reasonable demand from the province. All that
has happened is that the provincial
government has asked for more favorable consideration for the province
than it has received in the past, and
the Dominion government has not
yet taken up the question, the reason
being that when once it is opened,
claims from all the provinces will
have to be adjusted. The Conservative party, that is the federal party,
lias simply said nothing either for or
against the request preferred by the
provincial government.
Our financial relations with the Dominion are no new story, but it may
be of some interest if readers are
reminded of how they became a subject of discussion. Mr. E. P. Rithet
was the first person in recent years
to make a point out of the exceptionally large per capita contribution of
this province to the federal revenue
and contrast it with the federal expenditure in this province. He did
this either in 1897 or 189S iu a speech
in the legislature, which has been the
basis of the whole ease since urged
upon the consideration of the Ottawa
authorities. Mr. Rithet had in mind
the development of the province by
railways, and he sought to show, first
that the province was entitled to
larger expenditures out of the Dominion treasury, and second that such
expenditures would be profitable investments for the Dominion. He
made out an excellent ease. When
Mr. Dunsmuir became premier he
went to Ottawa, taking with him Mr.
Rithet's figures brought clown to date.
Mr. Dunsmuir suggested that the
fairest way of dealing with the province would be for the Dominion to
hand over a large sum to be expended
by the provincial government in local
development. To this Sir Wilfrid
Laurier could not see his way to
agree. There the matter rested until
the Conservatives came into power in
the local legislature, when a formal
request for better terms was made,
and as has been said above, no action
has yet been taken upon it.
It is surely preposterous to attempt
to make a party issue out of the
aforegoing. The Colonist says that
better terms will play a large part in
the campaign. In reply we ask:
One of thc most hopeful signs of
the times in Victoria is the great interest now being taken by young men
in politics. The change in this par-,
ti'cular during the past few years has
been very marked. It has not come
about too soon. Thoughtful observers
were not a little concerned over the
apathy of the younger members of
the community in public matters. It
is not so in Eastern Canada; it is not
so in the United States; it is everything else but, so in the United Kingdom. There young men are encouraged to push themselves to the front
and the consequence is that there is
always a reserve force in training for
places in public life as they become
vacant in the ordinary course of
events. Everything1 now points to the
establishment of this exceedingly
healthy condition of things in Victoria
and we may make up our minds that
the young men, when they do
move, will do so in a manner that will
profoundlv affect the whole commuiir
ity. It is therefore wisdom on the
part of the older citizens to encourage
the youth of the city to exert themselves in all publis matters. What
Victoria, needs more than anything
else is the enthusiasm of youth tempered with the prudence of maturity.
Of the latter the city has an abundant supply. It could spare some of
it without being embarrassed by the
.loss. ^'P|
The possibilities of the city and the
country tributary to it are so great
that they afford scope for the most
untiring energy and the most aggressive ambition. The reference is solely
to business possibilities. No one can
forecast the greatness of the development likely to be witnessed here. It
will be something the like of which
there have been few parallels. With
a great country behind us and a vast
continent on. the other side of the
ocean, soon to be opened to modern
progress, with boundless resources
at our own doors, the young men of
Victoria might search the world over
in vain for a better opportunity to
exhibit their sagacity and courage.
Among the visitors to Victoria during the past week was the Hon. L. J.
Tweedie, premier of New Brunswick.
During his short stay he visited the
Parliament Buildings and was very
much impressed with what he saw
there. The buildings naturally appealed to his good taste, but when
he came to make inquiries as to what
it costs to run the governmental establishment and saw the number of
people around the several departments, he expressed his utter amazement. He admitted that the conditions existing in this province are
very different to those met with in
the East, but at the same time, it
seemed to him that it ought to be
possible to devise a system of reform
which would reduce the cost without
impairing the efficiency of the public
service. As a practical politician
Mr. Tweedie fully appreciates the
difficulties to be encountered in dealing with a question of this nature,
but he thinkS the people would stand
by the man who had the courage to
attempt it.
Now that we all have accorded our
meed of deserved praise to the Exhibition management, it may be permissible to suggest that next year
some changes shall be made in the
art department. First as to arrangement* If pictures are to be exhibited
they should be shown in as good a
light as is available, and so placed
that is is possible for people to examine them. Second, tlie pictures
should be grouped in classes and
some means should be provided by
which visitors can tell in what class
they are exhibited. The third suggestion comes from a gentleman who
has some claims for consideration in
connection with art. It is that there
shall hereafter be no prizes awarded
for copies. A person may be able to
make a good copy of someone else's
work, who is absolutely unable to
execute anything original worth a
second glance.
Toronto has taken in hand the
thorough re-organization of its fire
department, albeit the need was not
yet so apparent as right here in Vic
right nets arc nightly laid for salmon
"Progress" has been asked by what
and salmon trout within Victoria harbor and close to the light house, contrary to the rules and regulations in
such cases made and provided. This
is a question for the provincial government or for Mr. C. B. Sword.
The yacht club meets next week to
wind up the season's business.
Nelson lacrosse team drew its second game with New Westminster.
"The Banker's Daughter" may be
revived by Klaw and Erlanger with
a cast including Mrs. Sarah Cowell
Lemoyne, Mr. N. C. Goodwin, and
Mr. W. H.  Crane.
Louise Moore, a favorite with Victoria lovers of comic opera, is now
doing a fat part in "The Sambo
Tim Murphy's Pacific Coast tour
has been cancelled.
One of the good plays billed for November is "Candida."
Too Large a Slice.—Mrs. N. Mc-
Lellan, while slicing bread last Sunday evening had the misfortune to
nearly sever one of her. fingers.—
Grand Forks Sun.
Juneau Jollity.—Juneau society
was enlivened by a shooting and cutting recital last Thursday night, and
as a result "Qneenie" Hecker got a
bullet through her arm and "Dot"
Harris was stabbed in the shoulder
with a knife.—Whitehorse Star.
The complaint is very often voiced
that the ten and twenty-cent vaudeville shows are killing the business of
the more pretentious houses, but few
of which to-day are making interest
upon the money invested in them,
while the "picture theatres" are
coining fortunes. Does one require
to look very far for the explanation?
Who among the three-quarter house
witnessing the production of "San
Toy" could not get better and fuller
value for his $2 in ten or twenty
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105 Douglas St.
Phone 850a PROGRESS,  SATURDAY,  OCT. 8,   1S04
|i, a travelled Chinaman ..   ..
 Mr. James T. Powers
?n How, a Mandarin	
 Mr. Geo. K. Fortesque
J'idley, Poppy's maid	
.. .. Miss Margaret McKinney
lin Toy Miss Mina Rudolph
J Eliminating   these   members   from
[•.e cast of "San Toy," as present-
to Victoria   lovers   Of   musical
Jmedy on Wednesday evening, one
ould have an exceedingly mediocre
Itraction   appealing neither to the
lusical ear, the artistic eye, the in-
iilligence nor yet the sense of humor,
llbeit the production ««ame here exr
pvagantly   heralded and the price
seats mounted still a little higher,
lo the $2 mark.   It seems to be the
fashion of the big syndicate's metro-
Iplitan successes to retain one, two,
Ir perhaps a trio of a capable origi-
Jial cast, once a play   or   operatic
larce has won approval in the larger
lities, and send it on the road to
leap a harvest, filled up with cheap
lut scarcely underpaid associates in
Ihe cast and chorus.   To be sure the
entire success of the piece may pos-
libly have been due to ensemble effi-
liency—the business policy of the all-
lonquering syndicate is none the less
llain and practical,  and the single
light stands of which Victoria is one,
|ave no alternative but to grin and
aar it.
Perhaps   the "grin" is not com-
^.ilsory, but the 'Var it" is.
It was just so with "San Toy."
J'he Morton-Jones' musical   comedy
lorne to fame and fortune upon the
lave    created    by the picturesque,
l-ineful and in every way workman-
Ike "Mikado," requires an all round
lapable company to save it from collapse.    Such a ti mpany is not provided by Mr. John C. Fisher under
road arrangement with the Aug-
t-itin Daly   Estate.    There   are   a
(lartette of satisfactory people, as
the prefatory    admission — and
i rest are hopeless.   The reason it
bts the money is because the smaller
Ities have still   the    appetite   for
funic opera fare, and take what they
»n get with more or   less   genuine
pnkfulness.    The Sir Bingo Pres-
hn of Mr. Nagle Barry is gratuit-
fisly insulting to the British diplo-
Jiatic service in its hopeless imbe-
lility; the Captain Bobbie of   Mr.
John Peachey is an impossibly wood-
In lover; the Emperor of Mr. W. L.
|tomaine, a phonographic and somewhat lecherous freak; the Poppy of
liss    Josephine Newman a maiden
J rained to dance whose operatic work
Ihegins nnd ends there.   To be sure,
|lie setting, lighting,  mounting .and
Jiostuming of the so-called    modern
|opera are passably bright and satisfying; and the excellent   orchestration is required like charity to cover
fa multitude of sins.   But when men
laud women pay their $2- a seat for
leomedy entertainment with a musical
['•;-iAting, they have a right to expect
land even to receive'equivalent in gen-,
feral quality.   Instead of   this,   the
[John C. Fisher "San Toy" company
provides the highly stimulating   information that the incidental dances
and general stage movement were invented and produced by Mr. Willie
Warde; the ladies' costumes are by
Miss Fisher of London   and   Colin
Eaves (New York); the gentlemen's
regalia was imported   from   China;
the mechanical effects were by one
Thomas Mangan; the properties provided by Robert J. Cutler, and the'
company shod by A. J. Cammeyer!    j
The lord be praised!  • I
Of the musical comedy, it is the;
clumsiest   hackwork, abounding    in.
hopeless  inappreciations  of  Chinese
customs, costumes and ceremonials; of
the national characteristics of white
men and yellow women; of the values j
of plot, consistencies, and art effect.!
A skeleton of rank absurdity; a very!
|- threadbare and limited wardrobe of
musical shreds  and  tatters    ground
out upon traditional lines—and there
behold bewitching   and   bewildering
"San toy."
Not that the company and the bill i
call for unqualified condemnation.
Such were barely possible where a j
few men and women of brains and I
entertaining talent, with scattered;
strains of melody are left to save'
the day. Mr. Powers does his heroic,
best with monologue wit and a con-1
siderable facility in mimicry and impersonation. Mr. Fortesque also tries i
valiantly as an at least dignified i
Mandarin, his song of the "Six Lit- j
tie Wives" bringing out every atom ,
of value in the work received from
librettist and composer. Miss Rudolph and Miss McKinney are far
from open to reproach for hopeless
recognition of the poverty of their
material. And even Mr. Peachey
steps outside of "San Toy" to show
with "Tommy Atkins" what he
could do if given something to fit him
in artistic equipment. The humor of
the piece is concentrated, however, in
the extraneous vaudevillism of Mr,
Powers' Li; in the artistic singing
by Miss Rudolph of the dainty ballad
"Somebody"; in Miss Newman 'si
pas-seul; and in Miss McKinney's
"The Lady's Maid." The prettiest
song in the "San Toy" score—"Love
Has Come From Lotus Land"—was
ruthlessly knifed out for Victoria;
as was a major portion of the effective stage action for both principals
and chorus, presumably on the
ground that a walk through is good
enough for any one night stand.
Victoria must be humbly thankful
for what she can get, even at $2 per.
She must simply bear it—although to
grin is not compulsory.
»   *   *
The cleverness of dumb animals or
birds appeals unconsciously to the
vast majority of human kind. Witness the crowded houses at the Grand
when Farmer Jones' barnyard favorites were doing their little stunt,
or when the cockatoo circus held the
boards as the grand finale; or even
more recently, when Prof. Bilyck's
performing .seals were the centre of
attraction. This week it is a_ dog.
Ted McKenna introduces him in his
comedy turn, the team consisting of
the dog and Mr. McKenna rather
than vice -versa. The dog is a water
spaniel, aged seven years, a canine
university honors graduate if judged
by his performances. Had he' been
born in Boston he would have at least
read Browning at three and Henrik
Ibsen at half-past four or five. If
a Deutscher dog he would have run
the marvellous Hans, the equine wonder, a close heat for the attention of
spectacled. savants. He does everything human but talk or borrow
money. Given a haphazard collection
on the floor he will pick out the various articles one by one as they are
named for him. He too will 'demonstrate an aptitude for fractions, discriminate in colors, and show his appreciation of the difference twixt
discord and harmony. As yet he hns
not expressed himself as to the skill
of the house pianist, which is perhaps evidence that it is just as well
that speech has been denied him.
Now that all scientific Europe knows
how old Ann is, and hns passed on
to debate the question "Can a horse
think?" it might be well for up-to-
date Victorians to try the same proposition on a dog.
*   *  *
In addition to the wonderful educated dog at the Grand this week,
Manager Jamieson is offering an excellent and diversified programme.
Mabel Leslie, a soubrette of more
than average magnetism and attractiveness, is singing coon songs in a
way that is all her own and which
"fetches 'em right along." Eddie
Collins is to the foi'e with a number
of clever impersonations and imitations. Belliveau and Roberts prey
sent a singing and talking act that
has some bright, original spots. Clarence Marks, Arthur and John Pearce
have a farce, "Fun With the Teacher," introducing good singing, dancing and bag punching, with a suitable
framework of talk. Mr. Roberts' illustrated song is "The Rabbi's
Daughter" (which he has sung before and is repeating by request) and
the motion pictures are of the usual
a     *     *
"Progress" has received copies of
all the Omaha, Neb., dailies containing cnthustically appreciative notices
of the concerts there of the Fifth
Regiment band of this city, which is
now en route home from its World's
Fair engagement and concert tour.
The band seemingly has "made
good'! wherever it has appeared, and
it should be the object of all who appreciate good band music in Victoria
and who realize how much the presence of a really first-class band enhances the attractiveness of any city,
to hold the musicians together after
the band closes its tour here. It is
understood that three concerts will
be given at the Victoria theatre about
the end of the present month, in order that Victorians mav learn what
quality of an organization it is that
has     been     advertising     Victoria
throughout the  neighbor republic.
*   *   * ..
Commencing next Monday evening
the Savoy Theatre will present another all-star bill of attractions. It
will mark the initial appearance of
M. J. Hooley, author, actor and comedian. Mr. Hooley will he remembered as one of the leading attractions of Sam T. Shaw's company who
appeared at the Victoria theatre
about five years ago. He has been
engaged by the Savoy at a large salary to produce burlesques, dramas,
etc., during the winter months. The
Clark Sisters, singing and dancing
comediennes, will also make their re-
nppenrance after a long absence in
the East. Miss Mae Jackson, coon
shouter known from east to west ad.
the little lady with the big voice, will
also make her aimearailce. Benthem
and Freeman will present another
bright comedy consisting of singing,
dancing and funny sayings. Mr.
Benthem is considered to be one of
the best trombone soloists in the business. Smith and Ellis, Victoria's favorites, will present another of their
high class sketches. La Belle 'Rosa,
Oriental dancer, christened the Queen
of the Orient, is the originator of
Turkish dances, a whirl of Dervish
splendor dazzling. The Meville Sisters are still retained, having proven
themselves a pair of clever singers
and dancers. Adele Fairmont continues in coon songs; while other
hold-overs are Nellie Cammetta, balladist, and Leslie Sterling, buck and
wing dancer.
A distinctly noteworthy appearance
at the local opera house was that last
evening of Mr. Kyrle Bellew—last
seen here in association with Cora
Brown Potter in their version of. "Le
Maitre des Forges''—in a peculiarly fascinating study of the heredity
of criminology, "Raffles, the Amateur
Cracksman." The play is excellently written, with all due attention to
finish in the several characterizations
absorbing interest that is cumulative,
a well constructed and never contradictory plot, and much good dialogue
connecting strong situations. In more
than one respect it is suggestive of
"Sherlock Holmes" in quality. arid
method, and while it has melodramatic value of rare quality, it is
nevertheless too strong a study of
criminology as a disease to be so
rated and dismissed. Mr. Bellew is
ideally cast in the title role, and
there nre other good people in the
company, notably Mr. E. M. Holland,
the original detective and foil for the
star. Both space and time forbid
fuller reference to the play in this
issue. It may, however, be further
dealt with, as the newspapers phrase
it, "in our next."
*'.   * .;*
A feature of sterling artistic quality is that which has headed this
week's excellent bill at Le Petit
Crystal—Miss Petrovilla D'Arville,
violin soloist, reputedly the-most adequately remunerated vaudevillest on
the Coast circuit. Her repertoire is
both classic and popular, and her
technique and sympathetic quality
call for enthusiastic commendation
from the critical as well as the public, which loves melody. There are
six other good numbers on the Crystal's card for the week, and all of
them meritorious.
• a    •
Joseph Jefferson, after seventy
years' active identification with dramatic art on this continent, during
which time he has become one of the
most popular and best beloved members of the dramatic profession, has
decided, absolutely never to resume
his theatrical career. He is convalescent from his late serious illness,
but will not again tread the boards.
His last appearance was at Paterson,
N. J., in June ,wheu happily he impersonated "Rip Van Winkle," the
character which must inevitably first
be thought of at mention of his name.
* *   »
It is another royal bill again at the
Grand next week. Falardo, the instrumental man, is headline!-, and
there are also Eva B. Perkins, a singing cartoonist; the Three Moores, in
original blackface Comedy act; Joe
Allinon, blackface monologuist amd
singing comedian; the Aldeans, comedy gymnasts; Mr. Roberts in illustrated songs; and the animated pictures.
»   *   *
Next week is the last in which Victorians may enjoy (as so many of
them have) the clever performances
of "The Pierrots" nt the Dallas
Hotel. This week's favorite items
appear to have been "Molly the
Marchioness," "Mv Sunbeam Lou,"
"Keep Off the Grass,"  "Not    the
Sort of a Girl," four solos; "An Old
Bachelor," something in the line of
musical monologue; and the duets,
"Chick, Chick" and "No One in the
* *  *
Entirely new numbers will be the
order of "The Pierrots' " farewell
performance in Victoria. These clever
artists go to Vancouver in ten days'
time, and those who have not yet
seen this bright and breezy little entertainment should not miss this last
chance. "The Pierrots" will give
one of their performances at Sidney
during the coming week. Only three
nights more, and those who have not
as yet been out to the Dallas are
recommended to take no chances of
missing a very enjoyable evening.
* *   #
Bandmaster Finn's method of conducting comes in for considerable attention at the hands of the musical
critics of the American press. It is
variously termed "simplicity itself,"
"most unassuming although thoroughly effective," "modesty in the
extreme," " Britishly undemonstrative," "trance-like," and a few others. At the same time all the writers
admit that he has his forces under
splendid control and makes the very
most of them.
* *  *
October holds still some promising
attractions for patrons of the Victoria theatre. They include, in their
natural order, "A Friend of the
Family," on Wednesday next, "Coon
Hollow," "The Wizard of Oz,"
"Glitterin- Gloria," the Fifth Regiment Band, and "The County Chair-
Winnipeg has the band of the
Grenadier Guards on the 25th, 26th
and 28th instant. Although announced by local dailies to play here,
it is extremely improbable that the
Guards band will do so, nor yet the
band of the 42nd Highlanders—the
famed "Black Watch."
*  *  *
Mr. B. F. Driscoll has been winning much attention as cornet soloist
with the touring Fifth Regiment
band. The fantasia polka "Columbia," and Sir Arthur Sullivan's
"The Lost Chord" appear to be' his
favorite  selections.
10c   j -ay. daily '1*M
flatinees ioc. all over.
Management of
The Instrumental Man
Eva B. Perkins
Singing Cartoonist
Frank        Florence        Marion
The Three Moores
In an original Black Face
Comedy Act
Joe AUuiou
Black Face Monologue and
Singing Comedian
The Aldeans
 Comedy Gymnasts	
Illustrated Song
Mr. Frederic Roberts
"She Rests by the Suanee River"
New Pictures
Johnson Street
seats I  Oo where the crowd goes
Full line of
Granite and Tinware for Householders.
Wharf St. VICTORIA B.C.,
Telephone 3.   P. O. Box 423.
Positively Last Three
Nights of
Savoy Theatre
W, G. Stevenson, Mgr.
Initial Appearance of
Author, Actor and Comedian
First Appearance of .
Electric Clarke Sisters
Singing and Dancing Comediennes
Issngogical Advent of
Coon Shouter.
Victoria's Favorites
Benthem and Freeman
Premier Sketch Team
Singing and Dancing Soubrettes.
Oriental Dancer.
Serio Comic.
Serio Comic.
Admission I5 and 25c.
On the Big Incorporated Vaudeville
G. W. BOYD, Manager.
Hotel Dallas
Monday, October 10th
Thursday, October 13th
Monday, October 17th
At 8.30
Collection at thc Door
Don't Miss Those Last Few Chances
The Lyric
Broad Street
Between Yates and Johnson
J. A. Johnson, Proprietor and Manager
can conic to our store and get the
best piano there is for the price.
It is one of these:
Have it sent to your home, try
it for several weeks, and if it isn t
exactly right, return it and get
your money again. The reason
is that oue or other of the pianos
we sell is sure to measure up to
your expectations. If it doesn't
we take all risk. But there is no
risk to take—you are as certain of
satisfaction by purchasing from
us as the Provincial Government
is of its taxes.
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44 Government St.
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In the true interest of sportsmen
and of the country, of which its
four-footed and feathered game is
a valuable asset, "Progress" urges
the further amendment of the
Game Law in the direction of a
total prohobition of the sale of
all game birds and animals, save
and except ducks; also a terminate period of not more than two
weeks from the close of the shooting season, for the lawful having
in possession of game in cold storage. The result will be found amazingly beneficial from all standpoints.
likely to get into "the money, but will f*arters and $? ,smalIe/ P"ZI'S are
have at least one strong competitor fes m?re evenly divided There are
in Uncle Jim, his little brother. Mr. I*07 P"zeLlll-f *tnZTP™l
C.H. Barker of Vancouver owns an-1the    Cambridgeshire.    Tickets   may
other of this famous little White-
stone, Cesant by name, who will also
be   heard   from   when    thoroughly
During the past few weeks "Progress" has carried at the top of its
sport page a battlecry for all who
wish to see the game law of the province further improved, not alone in
the interest of hunters and sportsmen but of the country generally—
the wild game being a valuable provincial asset the importance of which
is but imperfectly recognized as yet
in the days of its plentitude. The
recommendation of this paper in this
regard has been generally approved
and endorsed by all good sportsmen,
and it is a further matter of satisfaction to find that the Fish and
Gafne Club—an organization which
has done and is doing excellent work
—at a special and largely attended
meetins- held under the presidency of
Mr. Richard Hali; M.P.P., in ' the.
Driard Hotel this week, has put it-
* self on record as fully and unanimously agreeing to the wisdom of the" Progress" proposals. The matter came
before the "meeting in the form of a
report from the executive committee,
recommending that (for a trial period
of three years, although "Progress"
believes there should be nothing temporary in respect to the change) the
sale of all game birds excepting ducks
and geese should be absolutely prohibited. The ducks and geese, as
previously pointed out in these columns, are migratory, not native birds
such as the hapless blue grouse, now
in a fair way to become as scarce on
Vancouver Island as the historic
great auk. Another recommendation
approved by the Fish and Game Club
trained. Tony's Destiny, the winner
of the Membership Stake, is a small
blue Belton, a straight bred Llewellyn
being by the famous field trial win-,
ner and most noted sire of field trial
winners, Tony Boy, who is owned by
the Avent Durea Kennel^ of Trenton,
Tennessee, who have been for a
number of years the most successful
competitors in America at field trials.
Sport's Destiny, the dam of Tony's
Destiny, has also been a remarkabBy
successful dog at field trials, having
won in seven district stakes under
different judges over both prairie
chicken and quail.   Tony's   Destiny
be procured at H. L. Salmon's, corner Government and Yates streets,
up to October 24. It being the last
sweep for the present year it should
prove to be a bumper. The rules of
distribution of prizes are the same
as in former sweeps, and the mode
of drawing similar to the last.
*   •   •
The Vancouver Island Fish and
Game Club is not to be blamed for
being somewhat hazy .is to the relative spheres of jurisdiction in fishery
matters of the Dominion and the
Province. It is a matter that equally confuses both interested governments. The club has, however, taken
the rigtit course in going direct to
the Dominion with a recommendation
that the trout fishing season be dc
comes by her quality honestly, andiflned as extending from March 25 to
h nil     cha     nut     nn    + hrt     iinnn     in     4- U r.     a-ham    I
had she put up the race in the open
all-age that she did in the membership, would undoubtedly have gone
higher. She was unfortunate in the
drawing, getting the middle of the
day in each of her heats in the all-
age stake. In her heat in the membership stake she showed great speed
and range with good merry tail action. Her birds were found at great
distances from her handler, and held
staunchly, she remaining perfectly
steady to shot and wing. She is
owned by the secretary of the club,
Mr. Norman F. Lyne. The Deacon,
winner of the open Derby, is a white,
November 15. These are the dates
selected by the province, and the Dominion agreeing, there need arise no
conflict of authority. The wish of
both governments is no doubt simply
to legislate and ordain What is best
in the interest of the fish and .the
•   •   <
Both Winnipeg's Shamrocks and
Nelson's touring lacrossists made
overtures this week for exhibition
matches here. Their proposals were
left in the hands of President Hooper
with full power to act. • If the travelling teams will accept a fair percen-
Seed Wheat
Don't plant anything because it's cheap.   We have
Red Russian, thoroughly cleaned.
Sylvester Feed Co., 87=80 Yates St
.,     . .   , *-,     .  . ,     •'.'       ._   ••. 1   / I -nig. teams   win  auutjut  u .Lair   perueji-
black and tan straight Llewellyn doglta 0f receipts they will be accom-
by Sousa, he a field trial winner and!modated but the victorias scarcely
a little brother of Tony^s   Destiny. |feel prepared to offer guarantees in
Policy Girl, the dam of The Deacon,
is also a field trial winner.   The Dea-
view    of the unsuccessful character
of   the   just closed lacrosse season.
con gave a good exhibition of range, The chan^s are therefore about 8 to
and speed, and was particularly good tl against matches being played here.
on birds, and showed perfect training,
doing credit to his handler, H. Han
The    Vancouver Hockey Club has
is that jio restriction should be placed ,bott, Victoria.
sen.   He is owned by Mr. Cook In- elected offlcers fol. the current sea.
man of Seattle.   Below are summed soil as follows:   Hon. president, C.
lzed the awards of the meeting: M   Beecher; president, R. Marpolc;
Open Derby Stakes. vice-presidents,    Messrs.      Campbell
The Deacon, 1, English setter; Sweeney, A, St. G. Hamersley, J. H.
owner, Cook Inroan of Seattle. Senkler,    J. C. Keith, W. C. McC.
Maggie, 2, pointer; owner, D. G. Hutcheson; captain, P. G. Shallcross;
Macdonell, Vancouver. i vice-captain, F! J.   Bayfield;   secre-
Jock, 3, pointer; owner, H. H. Ab-. tary-treasurer, C.  W.  Ponsford;  B.
P. A. Club representative, J. P.
upon the right of search possessed] Pat, 4, English setter; owner, C. G. Nicolls; Committee Messrs. . T. D.
by a constable who  has reason to (Johnson Vancouver. ; Stevens, F. L. Beecher,   E.B. Deane,
suspect infringement of any provis-| Open All-Age Stakes. i'Q..W. Melhuish, b. Barwick,
ion of the law.   At present the right.   Count Whitstone Chief, I, English
of search without warrant is only tojsetter; owner, N. A. Wedeen, Seattle,
The British football team return-
be exercised when the sunnospd' nf- rvT>"' "oTo "' "1 """""' kJ^"",™- ing from its tour of Australia, which
be exeicisecl when the supposed ot ;    King S^ohJ^pomter; owner, R. M.pa*sed throUgh victoria   ia?t'; week
fender is upon any public "highway.ipahner, ^Seattle!
The club further endorsed the desir
ability of having every member invested with constabulary powers iu
order that assistance may be render-
■o ■ .     „        ■ t\   n uPon arrival by the Aorangi, is flow
Foint,   s,   pointer; owner, D. G. embarked for home over the tossing
Macdonell   Vancouver Atlantic.    The players are:    R. W.
Tony's Destiny, 4  English setter; E(hvards     Ireland; C. D. Paterson,
owner, N. F. Lyne, Vancouver. Ireland.    A    S.   Harding,    T.'.""S.
ed at all times to the'regular offi-1    Assiniboine   Rodfield,   4,   English jg££' yf L "Lle^eiivnV E.^Moi-
cere in thc enforcement of the laws!setter; owner, H. S. Rolston, Vancou- -  -  V  -  ~  *eVn'JVT
with respect to game. As to this there. ver
are and must be differences of opin-j
ion, but the general view   will   no
doubt be favorable.    The duties of
the regular police in this country are
so multifarious and their number so
Membership Stakes.
gan, P. Bush, R. T. Gabe, F. Jowett
and T. H. Vile, Wales; H. D. Trail,
P. F.  McEvedy, A. B. O'Brien, R.
Tony's Destiny, 1, English setter; Rogers,. F. C. Hulme, J. Shavland,
owner, N. F. Lyne, Vancouver. g, McK. Saunders, B. S. Massey, J.
Assiniboine    Rodfield,   2,  English  Fisher  and  C.  F.  Stange'r-Leathes,
tiu uiuuiii.ui^   MI1U    IUV11    11UIUUC1    »U ' „„!.«.„„.     „,,»«„„     TT      O      T>A1r,4-nM      T7««       -n    ' v       T
restricted that  they  cannot be ex.i^; 0Wnev' H< S> Rolston' Van", England.
pected to effectually cover the entire
r » ,, . - ,     • ,i    mairiiie,  o,   poiniei;
area oi the province and vigorously:hj-„„j„„„h   •vt„.,^„„„„J .-.     „    ,  „ ,
enforce the game law.    Besides, as!Mff^"'„.l!"C°T^..-,:-u      trict Association Football League will
. Maggie, 3,t pointer; owner, D. G. i    The fil,st g,ame in the victoria Dis-
has been cogently pointed out by the
Times, the general public would na
Lady Roberts, 4, English    setter; be   ,     d at 0ak B     this afternoon
owner, J. L. G. Abbott, Vancouver.     at 3 0,cloc,   Se   t Derbyshire having
There were numerous entries from been se]eeted as referee' and Messrs.
Watson's Shoe Store
I 6 5  .Y/A.TES   STREET
Just Received a Full Line of Ladies' and
Gents' Pall and Winter Boots:
■     Also Girls', and , Boys' Reliable Wearers at Reasonable j
Prices.    Call and Inspect. .
Our finest stock of West of England and Scotch and Irish Goods'is
most complete, and cannot be duplicated elsewhere. c
Suits to Order $20 np.|'     Overcoats to Order $25 up.
Pants to'. Order $5 up.
ISeHAPER & REID, Merchant Tailors
Cor. Broad and Trounce ave„ opp. Colonist Office.
turally   object    to 'the    expenditure' v.'1.ne™ ™™ numerous enmes irom been seleeted as referee
of large suras of money out of the .Victona, mclndirw ben'li and former R. Lorimer and E. Beaney
public purse for the advancement of |flefl *™ S -Vlnnel'S' but they M not The teams arc: Victoria 1
pUbhc  purse —-aaaaa.*—
the  interests of  sportsmen,    which
mtist be to a certain extent restrict
get a look in
as linesmen.
laysou    Gowen,   Goward,    Thomson,
Hughes, W. Lorimer, Menzies, Law-
son, S. Lorimer, Berkeley and Tye,
ed.   It is both right and proper that!   Final arrangements have been made „            _ ^
the individuals directly  and  practi-f01' "'e 20-round boxing contest be- victoria   West-Jones,   Sewell,   Mil-
chell (captain), Kowler, Alhott, Morris, Jones, O'Donnell, Province, Fair-
all and Hibbs,
„„n„   • . .  ,     ,    ,j    , , •    ,,    tween Jockey   Bennett    and    Percy
callv   interested    should    take    the > n        .    . , ■   , ,m      , i
„i„'',.      , ,  ,,       i Cave, to take place on Thursday next,
straight and open course and them-1   , ,,'   „, •„   '      .   ,   „-  *,   .''.     .
„„i..„   „„<. • • i •       -if        e at the Philharmonic hall, Fort street,
selves act in punishing violations of n   „  „  ^   , ,.   '
.,,„ i.ii i    u  •  !Prof. R. Foster is acting as manager,
the law when such come under their I     ,     .,, ., f       ...   °   '
i   ,        ,.        m, j.   .and  will provide ample seating ac-
persGual observation.   The very fact i , L.' ,  ,   l    Ll     .-.-5    ■
that there are   sonic    hundreds    of
coiiimodation  and  have  the  ring in
-_,          ,i ,   .  .            ,     , nrst-class condition before the prin-
sporlsmcn on the alert to apprehend    •    ,    , ,     ,,   .      ,                    ',
a    i            •   t. i\     i         -u i       I finals take their places preparatory
offenders against tho law will have|t'lt    a   ,          , '   ,        i.      ,    ,,'
the widest and  surest  deterrent cf-
! to the first round.   According to thc
feet, preventing illegal hunting I freemen, tlie men will weigh in at,
throughout thc province. The club l20 P0l,Bcls' B„en,nett !,as,f fl,?t:class
will take early opportunity to lav be- 1re,'01',1• son'e of li>s.iotnble victories
fore the government its 'views 'with ,lwi.ig over Caesar Attell in 10 rounds,
respect    to   these desirable amend-!X MpF«d<lcn ,n 6 rounds, and Eddr
ments to the existent law.
•   *   *
"The field trials of 1904 just held
over the pheasants at Steveston,
proved the most successful in the history of the club. Describing tlie first
place winners in the three stakes,
it may be noted that all arc English
setters, small dosrs of thc very best
Ilanlnn in 4 rounds, while he has
fought a draw in a 10-ronnd contest
with J. Riley. He also has a number
of other successes. His opponent,
judging by his record, is also a
clever boxer. The match therefore
should prove interesting.
*   *   *
Pheasant shooting has opened auspiciously, good bags being the rule
rather than the exception. Metcho-
sin, Saanich and the Dunctma districts are the favorite hunting
grounds, although quite a number are
content to work over the. limited
shooting area of Oak Bay,    Gordon
Head, Mount Tolmie and Cedar Hill.
*   *   •
Robert Leightoii added to his fume
as n manager of horse races and all
that to them appertains by his conduct of the meeting at the Victoria
The managing committee of the
J.B.A.A will meet for the consideration of important business on Monday evening, the proposal to improve
the handball courts being one special
item. It is also probable that the
organization of senior, intermediate
and junior basketball teams will also-
be accomplished, and effect be given
to the proposal for the formation of
physical culture classes.
''■•",*' f.':f
New Westmister proved vastly superior in steadiness to Nelson in the [
exhibition lacrosse match at the
lacrosse match at the Royal City this
Week. The visitors went to pieces in
the first quarter, and the red-shirted
heroes won by eight to three.
* *  *
"Frank Gotch,'the world's champion
catch-as-catch-can wrestler, has demonstrated that he can shoot as well
as do gopd work on the mat; He was
one of the top scorers in the trap
shooting   tournament   at   the   New
Westminster fair this week.
Senior Rugby players meet at the
Victoria Hotel on Mon' for the
purpose of reorganiV-\
'son. Eight o'clock is the hour, and
the prospects for the season are reputed unusually bright.
* »  *'
In the big wrestling match at New
Westminster this week between Frank [
Gotch and Dan McLeod, for the
catch-as-catch-can championship of
the world, and a seductive purse of
money, Gotch proved a comparatively
easy winner. Youth must have its
* *  *
The unfinished events on the school
children's sports programme will be
contested on Saturday week at , the
driving park at 3 o'clock. In view
of the keen rivalry and scores between  the  schools, the  competitions
should be close and exciting.
' *   »   • ■
The handsome Players' Challenge
Clip, offered for competition in the
exhibition tug-of-war tournament
through Messrs. Turner, Beeton &
Co., Ltd., was won handily by the
Royal Engineers.
* »   *
The baseball season    locally    has
Established 1868.
Real Estate, Financial an\
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance 0^
Ltd., of London, England.
London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government St.
Room 21, Five Sisters' Block, Victoria]
Shortha d
A System That lias Stood        Test o|
Practical Work.
Book-keeping and Typewriting
Reasonable Terms -
E. A. McMILLAN, Principal.
IS Broad Street.)
Driving Park. The three days' sport j^"" discovered"" bv'WhIhe homo
is voted the best Victoria has known dailies to have been a financial fail-
for many years, the running races in 'nre_
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlor]
Now Open at Room 2 McGregor Blk.
bliauipooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
T,  .       , ,,   ,       particular being excellently contest
It is not generally known that the ed  ,,ml  ,he flcM ,a,.„e and o£ sood
breeds, and all closely related. Count Cambridge stakes, run on October 2fi
Whitstone Chief is probably as high- nt Newmarket, England, provides
class as any dog that ever ran on the more interest for a sweepstakes than
Pacific Coast. His work is of the ! any other event of the year, on ac-
sjiappy, positive sort, and he makes | count of the large number of start-
few mistakes. He is entered to run ers participating. This naturally and some $8,000 of hard wheat money
in the Pacific Northwest trials next gives more largess to those holding came to the Coast in consequence..
a; ■*   ♦
Vancouver   completely   outclassed
the  Winnipeg  Shamrocks  Thursday
Established 1895
Our new line of HOSIERY just to
hand, prices 2oc„ 3.5c.f and 50c, made
of the finest .yarn, and we 'guarantee
Government Street,
The George Garter Co., Ltd.]
Oriental Importers and Exporters
1 Specialists on Ten, Camphor, Jute, Silk, CurloaJ
Elc. Merchandise Brokerage transacted wits
nil parts of thc world, Private cable codes ta
all points. '


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