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 New Houses For Sale
A number of new homea, Modern in
every respect.     Easy monthly inatal-
*  ment i.
I B.C. Land & Investment Agency Ld.
K   '        40 Government St.
Real Estat* Off lea
73%  Government Street
PHONE low.
FOR RENT—7-roomed cottage, furnished, $30 per month, j-roomed cottage,
$9 per month. 7-roomed house tioper
Vol.I.   No. 44
Price 8 Cents.
Reduced Fares to Esquimalt
On aud after-Thursday, the 10th inst., Esquimalt tickets may be purchased at the company's offices, 35 Yates street, 100 for five dollars One
ticket entitles the passenger to travel from Esquimalt to any point on the
company's lines, or vice versa..
B. C. Electric Railway Company.
'New Smyrna Figs in Baskets       25 <
| New Smyrna Figs in Boxes IO '
, New Malaga Table Raisins, Boxes SO ,
' New Stuffed Dates, Assorted Fillings   .30'
I New Walnuts, Soft Shell, per lb.   20 [
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., The Independent Cash Grocers
Best Bread
London and Vancouver Bakery
73 Fort St.
Van deliveries to all paitsof city
aud suburbs.
Wholesale Grocers,
Victoria, B. C.   "
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Victorians Should Arouse Themselves to Grasp Coming
W. MUNSIE, Secretary. .
Telephone 162.
T. ELFORD, Manager.
P. O. Box 29S.
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co., Ld
Mills at Shawnigan Lake.
Office and Yards, Government and Discovery Streets, Victoria, B. 0.
— Manufacturers of —
Rough and dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles,   Houldintrs,   Etc.,   of The   Best   Quality.
easoned and Kiln'Dried Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
o Steam
Ep  Heated
The Hotel Victoria
E. CAVE, Proprietor
American Plan, $2.00 a Day and Up
Government Street, Victoria, B. 0.
This Shorthand is totally different to all others. Lessons by mail are quite easy. We guarantee success.
Typewriting js taught by mail. We forward
you lesson sheets to teach you the correct fingering—all the fingers aud thumbs—nn the Blind
Touch System. Write saying the machine you
Shorthand Lessons, by mail.
Address the Secretary!
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at Figures, Civil Service, Broking, Insurance, Spelling, Reading, Languages,
Buying and Selling.
The New College premises will open Dec. ist next, cor. Yates & Broad Sts.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
contract having been ratified by the
people of Canada, the people of Victoria may accept as settled that
within eight years a railway will be
constructed across this province
somewhere north of the Canadian
Pacific at a cost of at least $20,000,-
000, that millions more of money will
be spent iu the province directly because of the construction of the railway, and that there will be a great
influx of people many of whom will
have some capital over and above
what they need for present purposes.
It is impossible for any of us to
grasp what this necessarily implies,
in a business way, but it is not slating the matter at all extravagantly
to say that never in the history of
this province lias a business opportunity equal to it been presented to her
people. The construction of the Canadian Pacific involved as great, and
probably a greater expenditure m
British Columbia than the Grand
Trunk Pacific will cost, but when the
first transcontinental line was launched British Columbia was largely an
unknown quantity', the population of
the province was small, its industrial
possibilities were almost undeveloped and its business men few in numbers, if energetic and substantial.
Moreover the conn try along the route
of the C. Pi ft. did not invite settlement and investment as that along
the route of the G. T. P. will. Last
but not least, Oriental trade from
this coast was then only a dream of
magazine writers and a few far-seeing public men. The present opportunity far transcends in its possibilities that offered to the people of
this province a quarter of a century
or so ago.
What are the people of Victoria
going to do about itf
The question has no reference to
the route of the railway. Abou.fi
everything has been done on that
subject that can be done at present.
It is the company's turn to move,
i The business aspect of the case is
what "Progress" has in mind just
now. How much of these millions
of money can be made to pass
through Victoria business houses'?
How many of the thousands of people who will come to the province,
because of the magnetism of extensive railway construction, pan be induced to make Victoria their homo
aud business headquarters?
The answers to these questions depend very largely,   if   not   wholly,
upon the nature and vigor of the efforts put forth by our citizens individually.      Tbe    newspaper    press
can do something.    It can keep the
: great  opportunity  constantly  before
1 the t>yes of our own people.   It can
, keep the advantages of the city constantly before the eyes of the world,
or  that   portion   of   which   Victoria
papers can hope to reach.
This good city of ours has a habit
of standing just a little  too much
upon its dignity.   Figuratively speak-
, ing, we like to get down late in the
j morning,    take    plenty of time for
lunch-—we   almost   say   "luncheon",
—and  get   home  lo dinner leisurely.
I The   interest    which    characterizes
, other frontier towns is not in  evi-
I deuce here.   In fact some people will
j object    to    Victoria being called a
frontier town.
But that is what it  may become,
and when Victorians    realize    this,
when  they understand what it may
be to be a frontier (own ill the great
advance towards the Orient, they will
begin   to  realize   what  opportunities
they possess.
And so "Progress" again asks:
What  are  the people of Victoria
I going to do about Ihe great business
I chance now at hand?
And  "Progress"  will  have  smiie-
I thine more to say on Ihe subject.
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FOOTBALL reports do not yet
show an even thing in casualties with
the war bulletins.
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T11E harvest of explanations of how
it happened is being garnered on both
sides of the line.
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"NEMESIS" is a new poem by
Alfred Austin. It ought to win him
thirty days.
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AS a first class prophet Mr. Fred
Peters has Mother Shipman   beaten
from the distance flag.
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VANCOUVER'S Socialists have
asked for Magistrate Williams' official head on any old kind of a dish.
A NOTABLE exhibit of the late
fall fair here is the balance on the
right side of the ledger.
* *   *
REV. Mr. Cooper was installed last
week, and the trans-Gulf telemione
will bo next week. Such is the versatility of English.
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MISS Democracy has no ground on
which to base a brtach of promise
action. She cannot- even murmur
"this is such a surprise."
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TOO bad Jimmie Jeffries didn't gel
here just a week earlier and he could
have refereed (be mill under the distinguished auspices of Prof. Foster.
* *   *
CAN it be that Mr. Burl well's find
at English Bay, Vancouver, at first
believed to be a lost Japanese mine,
is merely a belated roorbach adrift?
DOCTORS in attendance say that
the Con. party is able now lo sit tip
and take a little light nourishment,
but it will be some time before it is
really convalescent.
* •   •
COLONIST is now entertaining itself with picking new incumbents for
offices in the gift of the federal government—it isn't yet convinced that
it is a failure in tbe prophet business.
* *   *
THE postman will try and remember that Sir Wilfrid Laurier gels his
mail at Ottawa, and Mr. Theodore
Roosevelt at the Willie House,
Washington, for the next four years.
* ■'*   *
THAT Tandsiide that the good
Conservatives predicted proves to
have been a snowslide after all, and
they are just beginning to dig themselves out.
NOW that Dewey is to be on the
North Sea outrage commission, it is
possible he may suggest as a nice,
lingering punishment for the offending Admiral that the Russian people
present him with a house and lot.
a   •   •
MARY ALLEN, en route East
from Nelson, fished out $4,000 from
her stockings and gave it to the police nt Winnipeg for forwarding, as
she was afraid of being robbed. Fie
upon the chivalry of the travelling
* *   *
THE saddest reading that any good
Conservative ever faced is contained
in the just-hefore-the-battle Eastern
party papers now coming to hand, in
which Sir Charles et al perform their
celebrated stunt of "seeing the signs1
of Conservative victory all along the
«    f    *
THE Mainland caners want Prerii- ■
ier McBride lo give a clear definition
of his position on the fish Iran ones-
lion. The idea of Premier McBride
giving a -'.'clear definition" of his
stand on anything is a joke.
New Comedy
of Errors
Is Presented Through Magisterial
Decision in Eecent Liquor
There is material for a new Comedy of Errors in a series of cases disposed of in the City Police Court this
-week by Magistrate II. G. Hall, in
connection with which a no-good white
man named Scott finds himself diligently employed iu breaking rock at
the Provincial jail for a period of
nine months, while another white man
—the proprietor of the California Hotel—under precisely similar circumstances escapes as guilty of no offence. Talk about the law being no
respecter of persons! It can at least
display marked eccentricity upon occasion.
Tom Jones has always in the past
been recognized as an Indian. He
lives the Indian life with Indian associates. And so when Constable Best
found him the other evening in company with the while man Scott and'
a battle of prohibited disturbance
producer, he gathered the trio in:
Jones as an Indian in possession of
an intoxicant; Scot I as supplier: the
bottle to be marked Exhibit "A".
In the Police Court the following-
morning Jones was lined the usual
amount for 'being in possession'; the.
bottle was officially eliminated from
further consideration,; and Scott was
sentenced to six months at hard labor
and to pay a line of $100, or in default of the line three months in addition. He is working for the King
in a uniform that is scarcely popular.
Meanwhile Jones paid liis assessment aud went forth. A. day or so
later he was again arrested, this time
by Indian Officer Deasy, and the proprietor of thc California was charged
as the supplier.
And then Jones discovered, and
went into Ihe witness box to tell the
tale, that he was a half-breed—the
child of a while father and an Indian
The hiagistra'td held that his white
blood entities him to drink white
man's poison, and the hotel proprietor went his way.
Jones had paid a fine and it wasn't
remitted which adds to the unique
character of the case. It will moreover puzzle the average citizen to
discover why the man who sold him .
a bottle of brandy one day should be
imprisoned for nine long months, and
the purveyor of a fay simile bottle
two days later go scot free.
There remains for argument and
consideration the mailer'of whether
or not the magistrate is right in his
contention that a half-breed whose
father is a while man should be classified as white, he. having adopted the
Indian mode of life. There is a section of the Indian Act which seem-
inglv asserts the contrary and which
seems to have been framed for just
such emergencies.
—Entertainment In Store:
A very attractive announcement is
made by Victoria Circle of King's
Daughters of a tea to be given al
their rooms ".") Fort street on Tuesday next.
—Becomes A Resident:
If will be a source of much gratification to Victoria music-lovers to
learn (hat Mr. M. Gumbert, thc solo
clarionet I ist with the band of the
Fifth Regiment has decided to take
up his residence here. Further particulars of Mr. Gumbert's intentions
will be given next week. This is merely that Victorians may congratulate
themselves upon n notable acquisition
to the musical talent of fhe city.
TWO intercepted messages:-r- ;
Bivalve Bay. Nov. I!. ' -
Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Voni-V Ihe stuff.
(SflO Teddy.
Ottawa. Nov S
Theodore Roosevelt.
Washington, D. C.
Ditto; brother,
(Sd.l Wilf.
A Phil May Souvenir:
A very interesting, inexpensive and
il the same lime appropriate souvenir
if the late Phil May, England's most
lopular caricaturist and folk-life arl-
st. has recently been issued at a
lonnlar mice, in Ihe form of a col-
eel ion of the dead artist's inimitable
daddies. The Victorin Book & Rla-
lionei-y Co. have Ihe work on ffllc
lot'e and il is going fasf.
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With the Player Folk
ftft ■ ftft
Victoria theatregoers will have the
opportunity of witnessing the drama
at popular prices—and at the same
time attend the opening on Tuesday
of another new theatre, and one that
will produce in rapid succession the
standard dramas of the day, embellished with new scenic effects and
presented by a company of clever
players. The new management are
young and vigorous men who have
succeeded in making the new theatre
roomy and. comportable. Everything
has been done with but one aim in
view, the safety and comfort of the
patron. Mr. Redmond himself is a
man of wide experience and energy,
and his business staff vie with one
another in setting a lively pace. The
Ed. Raymond Company as an organization is everywhere recognized as
the leading stock company of the
West, and as they are "up" in three
score of select plays, it means there
will be much to amuse the local
theatregoer. A popular feature will
be the giving, of a souvenir matinee
every Wednesday afternoon at which
the price of admission will be but
ten cents to all parts of the house
and. all attending -will be presented
with. a handsome photo-tint portrait'
of some member of the company, so
in a few weeks those; attending will
have secured &11 of the "portraits of
Mr. Redmond's company. Another
matinee will be given Saturday afternoons at which the iiame price of
admission will be charged—ten cents
to all parts of the house. The opening- bill will be "Davy Crockett"
complete in every detail; and beginning with Thursday evening and continuing the balance of the week
"Love and Friendship," a delightful
comedy.drama will be presented.
The sale of seats opens Monday
morning at the Redmond Theatre box
office and from present indications
business will start with a rush. Seats
can be reserved a week in advance if
desired. "Progress" predicts success for Mr. Redmond. .Give people
what they want: and. Victoria;patrons of the drama will appreciate a
■good: thing/ *  ''        ''-." "...
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Just what the extravaganza of
"The Runaways" would be like if all
the people of-the company were cargo-free and doing their best to entertain, it would he interesting for Victorians to know. They certainly could
not judge, from Thursday evening's
production here, when the principals
slopped through their lines and their
several songs as though they were
either suffering severely from mal-
de-mere—or from a ionic. Arthur
Dunn's diminutiveness, his original
methods in funning, a group of fairly
good-looking and distinctly well
gowned show girls ,and - one or two
pretty novelties in stage ■ tableaux—
that was "The Runaways." The
"libretto" by Addison Burkhardt
isn't visible to the naked eye, and the
music by Raymond Hubbell consists
of one tuneful chorus, wherewith the
second act is initiated, and a number
of fair lyrics, which but one member
of the present company has voice to
sing. That one is Thomas E. White-
bread, the Lieut. Gray of the piece,
whose baritone is not very particular
but in contrast with the impossible
voices of the others stands out ini
honorable relief. The comedy centre
of the "Runaways" is the. eccentric
song bv Dunn with the beauty sextette, "A Kiss For Each Day Of The
Week," which certainly is amusing
if not particularly tuneful with its-
distinctly reminiscent "Molly Riley"
strain. "The Man With The Dough,"
also went well; and the duet'' There's
Nothing New' to Say" (Mr. White-
bread and Miss Wayne) was as good
musically as anything in the piece.
But the voices on. the whole are as
inferior as could be earned by a
company of the size, and in all save
stage investiture, show girl attractiveness, and Dunn himself the production is a distinct disappointment.
When one reads again the "advance
notices," assuring the original Casino
company, a $75,000 staging of the extravaganza, 160 players and an orchestra of 40—when one reads these
anew and then faces thc reality, the
question presents itself seriously as
to whether an action would, not lie in
every case if one went to law to recover his $1.50 per seat, obtained
by the management of "The Runaways" under false pretences. It
would in any other business than theatrical.   Were a tradesman to obtain
a customer's money by declaring his
wares something entirely different
from and superior to the reality, a
court would promptly punish him and
protect the customer.
»   »   »
The story of "The Tenderfoot,"
the brilliant and successful musical
comedy which will be at the Victoria
Wednesday, is extremely novel and refreshing. Its newness of theme, dealing as it does with the wild Southwest
and the Texas-Mexican border, and
its cowboys, Indians and senoritas ,is
in shaip contrast with the down-East
pedagogue travelling with a party of
l Eastern college girls. He is the typical "tenderfoot," and is the subject
for many spirited complications. The
story concerns Colonel Paul Winthrop
of the Texas Rangers, and Marion
Worthington, who owns a ranch. A
military masquerade ball has been
given, and Winthrop in an impulsive
moment has torn the mask from
Marion's face and kissed her. The
General in command orders the Colonel to offer her his hand in marriage.
She refuses, declaring that rather
than marry one of that regiment of
ruffians she would wed the poorest
beggar, in Texas. Winthrop, who is
not unmasked, is not known to Marion. Clad as a cowboy, he visits her
ranch. She has been considering an
alliance with another man at the time
of Winthrop's visit, and he meets
her just when she is ready to marry
the poorest beggar in Texas. Events
follow which prompt her to offer her
hand and fortune to the pseudo-cowboy. Winthrop is forced to assume
his uniform and face his bride in his
true colors as Colonel. Finding that
she has been tricked, Marion becomes
revengeful, and donning a man's
clothes, she follows her husband.
Winthrop penetrates the disguise, and
without disclosing this fact to her,
taunts her into proposing a duel. Unknown to her, he has blank cartridges
substituted for the ones in her revolver, and when shots are exchanged
he fires into the air. The conclusion
is then easily foreseen. The prodtic-
! tion will be given here in its entirety,
; precisely as presented at the New
1 York Theatre. The cast, headed by
Phil Ryley, will be nearly the identical one which was seen in the metropolis, and includes the following well-
known artists: George Romain, Ed.
Crawford, Thomas Cameron, Arthur
Wanzer, Mary Carrington, Louise
Gardner, May Malestesta, and Lucille
Adams. The chorus is large, well
trained and especially attractive. The
entire personnel of the company numbers over 60 people.
! *  *  *
It is poss|bly because Miss Flor-
' ence Gale has some proprietary in-
terest in Kane, Shipman & Colvin's
1 production of "As You Like It," seen
here one week ago this evening—there
can be no other reason for her recog-
j nition in stardom of the class and
dignity to which  she aspires.    The
! intelligent and  adequate interpreta-
! tion     of     Shakespearean     heroine
1 types   calls   for rather more   than
a pretty face, an attractive form of
the "bewitching armful" variety, and
a kittenish hero-worship demonstration that is the antithesis of ethereal
or poetic.   These may possibly fill the
bill in comic    opera    stardom—hut
Shakespeare!    It is sacrilege therewith to be content.
Of the "As You Like It" forces
there is in histrionic worth hut one
entitled to the high place of honor,
and that one is not Miss Gale. Far
from it. Mr. Mark Price, as
"Jacques," the melancholy philosopher, Is the individual. He indeed is
a Shakespearean actor worthy of
study and of admiration, for he
brings to bear an Obvious love for the
classic drama, an intelligent perception of the splendid character delineations of the master playwright, and
the true artist's ability to adopt the
obsolete phraseology of Shakespeare's
time as naturally as though it
were current speech to-day—and to
make his audience as oblivious to its
unfamiliarity as he appears himself.
Such is true art. The "Jacques" of
Mr. Price is eminently human. It
is vital with convincing earnestness,
and educational in its poetic perfection.
So much cannot be said of the
work of any other members of Miss
Gale's company, although Mr. Paul
Taylor as "Touchstone" in the later
acts rises to a degree of artistic excellence that is highly ' creditable.
Particularly is he strong in his whim
sically apologetic recognition of the
mental hopelessness of his "Audrey,"
"an ill favored thing, sirs, but mine
Nor is the least meritorious feature
of the Florence Gale production of
the immortal comedy the contrasted
mental activity and mental impossibility of Mr. Taylor's "Touchstone and Miss West's "Audrey"
—the latter a difficult characterization ,to present which properly, rare
analytical mental and mimetic powers
are demanded for the portrayal of a
And by the way how little the
world and its people change, when
centuries do not alter or abate one
little bit the delightful "Touchstone 's plaint: " When a man's verses
cannot be understood nor a man's
good wit seconded with the forward
child, understanding, it strikes a man
more dead than a great reckoning in
a little room."
But to hark back to the nominal
star—can it be that Miss Gale has
some of poor"Audrey's" limitations?
One could conceive an Audrey displaying sueh hot and unmaidenly desire to cast herself into the arms of
her beloved, sans modesty, sans womanly intuition, as Miss Gale depicts
in several of her scenes—but never
a Rosalind. With all respect for Miss
Gale as a most charming -twentieth
century little woman, she misses the
delicacy of Rosalind altogether. She
gives a lurid '*Sunday supplement"
version of what Modjeska and others
in their day and generation have made
a very dainty miniature on porcelain. One would find her satisfying
perchance in a modern problem play
devoted to the deification of the poetry of passion. But Rosalind! The
ghost of murdered Shakespeare must
have troubled sleep!
For,this, however, she is to be
heartily thanked: She has given a
well set production of the idyllic play,
and the incidental music is very artistically provided.
For the rest—save and except where
mention has already been made—the
members of the company read Shakespeare in a foreign tongue.
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It is all too seldom that Victoria
enjoys the opportunity of listening to
a fine orchestral concert—indeed such
opportunity has not come their way
since the -visit' of Mme Nordica and
Herr Duss' forces—aid in co'nse-i
quence great expectations are entertained in connection with the attrac-
tio nof Tuesday, the violinist Marino
bringing his symphony orchestra,
with Miss Pauline Sherwood as lyric
soprano. Marino is an Italian, bred
in California but returning to his
native land to- perfect his musical
tuition. He was the favorite pupil
of Ysaye and the protege of Queen
Margharita of Italy. When he made
his professional debut in San Francisco recently, the Examiner said:
"The San Francisco boy scored an
artistic succes at his first concert.
Of all the San Francisco hoys who
have returned from studying the violin in Europe, none has made a better
showing than did young Pietro Marino, in his debut concert at Sherman
Clay Hall. The audience was large,
and its enthusiasm increased as the
programme progressed.''
•   •   •
Will the C. P. R. build a modern
opera house in connection with its
big tourist hotel here? Quien sabe!
The railway people have said many
times in connection with the Vancouver opera house that they were in
railroad not theatrical business. They
have lost their share of money on the
Vancouver house in years gone by.
At the same time they made their
share in the advanced values of realty
in the opera house district (which the
presence of the opera house helped
to augment), the hotel gained patronage through its proximity, and the
bar and cafe trade on theatre nights
is an item worth serious consideration—besides which, under the managements of Mr. Jamieson and latterly Mr. Ricketts, the Vancouver opera
•house has made more than interest.
Viewed as a cold matter of business
it might not he good policy to build
an opera house here. Viewed as a
move to win the cordial affection of
Victoria it might.
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Everyone who visited the Crystal
Theatre this week cannot but acknowledge that he has received his
ten cents' worth. There is plenty of
entertainment and by the numbers
that have visited the little theatre this
must go to prove that the Pringles
have tickled the fancy of "Petit"
theatregoers. "My Sweetheart," a
four-act comedy, held the boards during the past week, a little play that
is full of opportunities that could be
put to good advantage; a few of the
Edison Theatre
Exhilirating Vaudeville
Greatest of all Segmania aud Grotesque
In a   Refined and Laughable Comedy, entitled
"Uncle Dooley's Visit."
Novelty Jugglers
Comic Singer and Monologist
Two Performances Nightly, Commencing
■t 8. Matin.. Every Day (Exe.pt Monday) at 3.   ioc. All Over.
Admission io and 20 Cts.
Week of Nov. 14
Johnny Pringle's Comedy Co.
♦♦East Lynne"
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
♦♦Foxy Tramp"
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Tuts., Thura., Sat.    10 Cent*.
Evenings, 10 and as Cents
Tuesday, November 15.
The Great Violinist and
1.30  to   r>All V »;3°
4.30    1/riiL, 1     ,,.30
flatinees ioc. all over.1
Management of
Illustrated Song
Mr. Frederic Roberts
In Sunny Tennesse.
One of the highest salaried acts j
on the coast
The Four Mageans
European Acrobatic marvels dir- j
ect from New York
Another feature act
Sankey Brothers
Acrobatic Foot Jugglers
Welch Francis & Co-
The biggest laugh in vaudeville |
The Flip Mr. Flop.
New Pictures
Johnson Street
Qo where the crowd goe*
Miss Pauline Sherwood, Lyric Soprano.
Prices-Sl.50,  $1.00, 75c, 50c.  Seats on sale
at Waittff       •
Curtain rises at 8.30.   Carriages at 10.30.
Victoria   Theatre
Friday, Nov. 18
First Time Here
The Laughing Comedy Success of New
- ■ York and London
Who's Brown?
Brilliant Company of Comedians
Funnier Than "Are Yon a Mason"   i
Beats "Charley's Aunt"
Seats on sale Wednesday.
Coming Nov. 21—Thos. Jefferson in
'Rip Van Winkle."
Victoria   Theatre
Wednesday, Nov. 16
The Dearborn Management Presents in
an Incomparable Manner, the
Unrivaled Musical Comedy,
The Tenderfoot
And a Sterling Metropolitan Oast of
Famous Artists and a Chorus of Sixty.
Precisely as Produced 100 Times iij
New York City, 250 Times in Chicago.
Prices, $1.50, $1.00, Gallery 50c. Seats
on Sale Monday at Waitt's.
Coming Nov. 18—"Who's Brown ?"
Savoy Theatre
W.tJ. Stevenson, Mgr.
Hewlette's Burlesquers
High-class Vaudeyillists, 16 people.
Electric Clarke Sisters
Singing and Dancing Comediennes j
Singing and Dancing Comediennes
Australian Character Singer.
Singing Comedienne.
Baritone Soloist.
Operatic Baritone.
Admission I5 and 25c]
Redmond Theatre
(Formerly Philharmonic Hall)
Grand Opening Tuesday Eve, Nov. 15, of
Victoria's New Family Theatre
First appearance of the ED. REDMOND COMPANY
in a Perfect Scenic Production of the
Great American Masterpiece
" Davy Crockett"
Special Souvenir Matinee Wednesday at 2:15. A beautiful Photo Tint
Portrait of Miss Alta Phipps presented to all attending this performance,   ie Cents Any Seat in the House.
Beginning Thursday Evening and Balance of Week, the Great 7
International Comedy Success
"Love and Friendship''/'
Special Bargain Day Matinee Saturday.   All Seats 10. Cents.
A New Repertoire of High-Class Specialties Introduced in each play.
Matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays.   All Seats 10 Cts.
Evening Prices, 10 and 35c.   No Higher.
Theatre Box Office Opens Monday Morning at 9 O'clock.
Reserve Your Seats Telephone 8aa PROGRESS, SATURDAY  NOV. 12,   1904
utnations are rather   ludicrous but
hen perhaps that, is the fault of the
day, but as "Progress" just men-
ioned (and by-the-way the manager
dso mentioned it )the price of admission    is   light   and   the   audi-
bnce must not look for a $1.00 show
tor a dime.   The offering for next
jveek is the soul-stirring drama "East
Lynne," a play that has held-the
loards for years and   over   which
jiany a-bitter; tear has been shed.
Inhere will be matinees on Tuesday,
Thursday, -and Saturday during the
oming week, admission to which will
ie ten cents all over the house, and
t will probablybe as well to get there
larly so as to avoid the possibility of
leing turned away,   as   many have
leen during the past week.
The class of entertainment which
Iias been running at the Edison dur-
ng the week was decidedly above the
usual standard and Mr. Emmett is
;o be congratulated, on his happy
ehoice of programme.' The novelty
act of Perez and King, wherein the
lady impersonates Black Patti and
the man creates art studies in a
framework, are decidedly good and
well merit the applause accorded;
Dutch Walton in his musical act interspersed with monologue is very
amusing, keeping the audience at the
Ihigh pitch, and besides, he is no mean
■musician, which could be seen at a
glance  as  soon  as he handled  his
(;'janjo. Clifford Eskell, recently from
Australia, is to be highly commended
on his sleight-of-hand performance
and he held the attention of the audi-
Imce every moment he was before the
botlights; his card trick is particu-
arly "slick." The Heim children
ire bright and winsome little chicka-
dddies and cause mirth and laughter
hroughout their act. Last but not
east is Mr. Emmett's act; he is a
ventriloquist of high order and prob-
ibly his equal in that line has not
teen seen in this city before, and
;hose who have not visited the Edi-
ion under its new management (and
here are many if last night's attend-
snce is any criterion) would do well
o contribute their dime during the
oming week, as Mr. Emmett will rehire considerably more encourage-
Jient than he has been getting during
he last week, if Victorians desire to
ee the Edison remain in such able
lands. The entertainment is good and
rholesome from start to finish and
hould receive every good vaudeville
Iuver's support. A strong programme
'or the coming week will he found*
|dvertised in another column, and no
me should miss the opportunity of
learing Mr. Emmett during the com-
ng week.
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The management of the Savoy has
great surprise in store for its pat-
tons in the. engagement of Hewlette's
merry   burlesquers   and    Trocadero
vaudevillistSjWho open an engagement
Monday evening for the production
of up-to-date    burlesque and    high
class vaudeville.   The company consists of sixteen people and comes highly  recommended  from  the  Eastern
burlesque theatres.   The aggregation
is  under the  personal  direction  of
Mr. Bob Hewlette, formerly of the
Howard    Athenium,   Boston.     The
opening burlesque is called "A Spor-
i'ty Duchess," introducing a host of
pretty girls, funny comedians, catchy
musical numbers, beautiful costumes.
Among the new vaudeville features
may be mentioned   Miss Mae Mul-
queen, comedienne; Miss Marie Sparrow,   Australian   character   singer;
Miss Myrtle Bartelle, operatic baritone; Miss Minnie Adams, operatic
soprano; Misses Dorothy Heather and
Phyllis Courtney, singing and dancing
soubrettes; Jas. M. Rowe and Bob
Hewlette comedians, a strong chorus
and the full strength of the Savoy
Stock Company.   Mr. Ralph Emmer-
son, baritone;-the Electric Clark Sisters,   singing  and   dancing  comediennes; Pearl Ashley, soubrette; Viola
Le Page, terpsichorean artiste, and
the      Maye      Sisters.       Notwithstanding the strength of this mammoth attraction for the coming week
the house prices—15c. and 25c—will
remain in vogue.
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The attraction at the Victoria
theatre- on Wednesday next with
Phil Ryley at the head will be the big
musical comedy, "The Tenderfoot."
"The Tenderfoot" has been happily
referred to idh manv occasions as
"Arizona set to Music," a tihrase
that imnlies the atmosphere of Augustus Thomas' great play, which is
tliere in abundance. There are janntv
Mexicans, rollicking cowboys, dusky
Indians, and the quaint "Chinaman,
the blue-skirted alkali-dusty rangers
of Texas, senoritas from over the
border, pretty girls from Texas and
Arizona, also a   guileless Professor
Zachary Pettihone, LL.D.,B.A., who is
accompanying a party of seminary
girls on a tour of the West. The
scenes are laid in Texas and the story
infers the time when the Southwest
was most picturesque and "sassy";,
in fact it has been many times said
"it is the alkali dust that makes
'The Tenderfoot' a great novelty."
The cast comprises in addition to
Phil Ryley, Geo. Romain, Thos. Cameron, Ed. Crawford, Mary Carring-
ton ,May Maletesta, Louise Gardner,
Lucille Adams, and the famous "Dolly
Girls" said to he as pretty as brand
new dolls.
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Big value for the money has again
been the rule at the Grand, the feature of the bill this week being the
picturesque and acrobatically wonderful act of the Leandro Brothers—
a combination of difficult feats of
strength, skill, and quickness, with
admirable classic posturings. Their
turn has much of merit and originality in it, and deserves the applause
with which it has been received nightly. McNamee, the clay modeller, also
is an artist in his peculiar line; coming shortly after another expert in
clay modelling art, he required to be
singularly , proficient in order to
"make good." This he has done in
high degree, and his reputationn here
is in consequence fully established.
The fun of the week has been and is
largely due to the success of J. H.
Maxwell in black-face monologue and
Perry & Whiting in their comedy
sketch. The illustrated song and moving pictures are fully as good and
taking as of yore.
Thomas Jefferson, who is starring
in "Rip Van Winkle," has this to
say to young persons desiring to enter stage life: "Stay out of it. Unless you have that 'divine spark'; unless you are prepared to meet many
rebuffs, many, discouragements, and
are determined to overcome many ob--
stacles there is no use in going on
the stage. But if any young man or
woman wants to adopt a stage career
I think the best thing for themselves
and the profession is to get it hard
at first. If they stand all the disheartening incidents met with during
the first year or two, and are still
eager to go on, they may come to
something. The trouble with most
young people who attempt acting is
that they don't want hard work; and
hard work and lots of it is essential
to an actor's success."
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On Friday evening next at the Victoria there will be presented for the
first time in this eity Frank Wyatt's
farcical comedy "Who's Brown?"
Mr. William Morris, who, is featured
in the comedy has a character peculiarly suited to him, and from the
first to the last curtain, laughter prevails. "Who's Brown?" is one of
the few comedies appealing to all
classes, comprehensible, enjoyable and
instructive. The plot—for tliere is
one—is thoroughly carried out. and
there isn't a man, woman or child who
cannot profit by the lesson taught.
Dull moments are eliminated, and the
supporting company is reported to be
a model organization.
the ensuing fortnight, and that the
company will thereupon begin work
at once on the construction of their
new vaudeville house. A difference
as to price is said to be the only thing
now delaying operations. The announced amount of proposed expenditure is $75,000, and Victoria is
promised a vaudeville house second
only to the Orpheum on the Pacific
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Among the notable attractions
booked for the Victoria Theatre during the season ,is Mr. Charles B.
Hanford in a superb revival of Don
Caesar de Bazan. Mr. Hanford is
no stranger to this city and his visit
from year to year is looked forward
to with pleasureable anticipation. He
represents a phase of dramatic art
which is now at its zenith in popular esteem. An actor who has remained "good" for so long and before the same people, as has Mr. Hanford, secures a standing which cannot
be estimated lightly. Miss Marie
Drofnah will he Mr. Hanford's leading lady and Mr. Frank Hennig, the
leading man. It is promised that the
production will be an elaborate one,
rich in scenic and electrical effects.
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The musical score of "The Tenderfoot" which comes to the Victoria on
Wednesday next, is hy H. L. Heartz,
already known as the composer of the
score of "Miss Simplicity," etc. The
score of "The Tenderfoot" is re^
markable for its large percentage of
tuneful and melodious numbers. Indeed, one of the songs, "My Alamo
Love" has arrived at the distinction
of being included in the repertoire
of the Italian population whose musical education prompts them to grind
out melodies by the aid of a barrel
organ. This is a condition devoutly
aspired to hy all writers of popular
. *   *  *
The introduction of "Who's
Brown?" at the Victoria next Friday
brings before the pnbhc in the person
of Mr. William Morris, an actor who
has already made a splendid record
for himself. His training has been
severe and his'schooling the best the
American stage could give. In conjunction with Mr. John T. Hall Mr.
Morris will present"Who's Brown?"
with a company of players, whose
training fits them well for the parts
they have in hand.
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The change from vaudeville to
standard stock in comedies and popular plays appears to have been a
popular one with patrons of the Crys-
stal, there having been good audiences all week for the performances
of "My Sweetheart" by the Johnnie Pringle Company, and the show
having gone with a dash and spirit
highly creditable to the star and his
associates. "My Sweetheart" will
finish the week, and a ten cent matinee will be given this afternoon.
Commencing Monday a grand revival
of "East Lynne" will be given. The
box office will be open from 2 to 4
every afternoon, wheii reserved seats
may be purchased. Matinee prices
are 10 cents to all parts of the house.
Although the bill at the Lyric this
week- has been quite up to its usual
quality, one cannot congratulate Manager Johnson upon the high standard
of the orchestration being consistently maintained. It is understood, hotv-
ever, that the management did its
best to secure capable performers, hut
could not in the limited time at command. The house leader left suddenly last Saturday evening—it is rumored enticed away to take charae of
the musical work for Florence Gale's
"As You Like It"—and his place
could not be acceptably filled on the
instant. As a result all classic and
other difficult vocal selections have
had to be dropped from the repertoire of the house vocalists this week.
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Many friends both in and out of
the profession will extend sincere
congratulations to the Misses Rose
and Mamie Perry upon the announcement of their engagements to the
Messrs Clarence and Walter Dawley
—it being the intention shortly to
celebrate a unique double wedding,
two brothers and two sisters. Rose
Perry is well known throughout the
Northwest as one of the pretty women and good balladists of the vaudeville circuit; her sister is a popular
comedienne and a member of thc profession everywhere esteemed for her
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The announcement is made that a
deal for the B. C. Furniture Co. prop
erty on Government street, between
Bastion and Fort, is likely to be closed by the Edison Display Co. during
The comic opera of "Dorothy" by
Ellier and Stephenson will be given at
the Victoria Theatre on the 22nd and
23rd inst., by the Victoria Amateur
Operatic Society, consisting of over
50 members. The opera will be conducted by Profesor Pferdner with
a full orchestra; the singing is under
the management of Mrs. Bridges, and
the acting under Mme Myee. The elaborate costumes are designed and
made by Mrs. A. Smith.
The song of "The Radiant Firefly" in the production of "The Runaways" permits of the introduction
of some new and distinctly pretty effects in lighting, in which one sees for
the first time on the stage the dry
battery flashlight used to good and
novel effect.
Here is the balance of the month's
offerings at the Victoria: Marino
Concert Company; "The Tenderfoot"; William Morris in "Who's
Brown"; "Dorothy"; Thomas Jefferson in "Rip Van Winkle"; Bernard Shaw's "Candida"; Rose Melville in "Sis Hopkins"; and "Arizona."
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Sam C. Mott, the popular veteran
advance man, is ahead of Jim Jeffries this season, and making more
money than the banks will take on
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Mr. James J. Jeffries appeared at
the Victoria last evening iu "Davy
Crockett." Adequate reference to
the performance will be found in
these columns next week.
Frederick Warde threatened to
stop the performance of "Salambo"
at Topeka, Kan., last week because
of the remarks made by a couple of
gallery gods. Mr. Warde is particularly touchy when anything occurs in
the gallery to reflect on the stage
business, and while playing "Romeo
and Juliet" at Portland a few years
ago, with Mrs. Brune, he paused in
the midst of a love passage and
"called down "a galleryite for making
a kissing noise. His latest adventure
in this line has just made its appearance in the public prints.
It appears that Mr. Warde and
Kathryn Kidder were in one of their
most impressive scenes in the tent of
Matho, when a voice rang out on the
startled air.
"They're a pair of bum old four-
flushers. This ain't real; they're just
Everyone in the theatre heard the
observation and the co-stars became
confused. There was a pause, and
then the curtain slid down. Vociferous applause resounded from the lower floor, and when Warde and Kidder had composed themselves they
responded to the curtain call. Miss
Kidder refused to how. She just
stood still and gazed coldly at the
audience. Mr. Warde, too, was exercised, and gave evidence of it.
"The remarks made from the gallery," declared the actor, "are an insult to every lady and gentleman in
the house."
Then he shook his clenched fist at
the gallery, and continued:
"If the management is not able to
keep order in the gallery, I will take
it upon myself to stop the nuisance.
If the remarks are repeated, the curtain will not rise again to-night."
Mr. Warde, however, did not find it
necessary to wage a campaign of extermination.
•   •   •
Herr Jan Kubelik; gave his one
violin recital at the Queen's Hotel,
London, on the 8th ultimo, and scored the artistic hit of the season. His
wife, who recently gave birth to
twins, is a remarkable beauty.
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The Jeffries" "Davy Crockett"
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Sig. P. Marino, the violinist who
comes here Tuesday, was singularly
successful in his recent engagement at
the San Francisco Orpheum.
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In the matter of the Application of
William Farrell for a Certificate
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District (now Victoria City).
Notice is hereby given that it is
my intention to issue a Certificate of
Indefeasible Title to the above land
to William Farrell on the 6th day of
February, 1905, unless, in the meantime, a valid   objection   thereto   be
made to me in writing by a person
claiming an estate or interest therein'
or in any part of it.
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A   weekly ' newspaper  published at 35
Fort street, Victoria, B.C.,
by C. H. Lugrin.
C. H. Gibbons
Sydney Booth .
..Associate Editor
..Business Manager
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Advertising rates ou application.
I have disposed of ail my interest
in this paper ,which, beginning with
the issue of November 19th, will be
under new management. I thank
those who have since the paper was
started given it their patronage and
encouragement, and I bespeak for the
new proprietor a continuation of the
kind treatment that has been accorded to me.
Mayor Barnard says it is intended
to close Rock Bay Bridge and taka it
down. He has shown such excellent
judgment in so many municipal matters that one is naturally inclined, to
fall in with the Mayor's views, but
the closing of this long- established
thoroughfare is of so much importance that it is worth discussion. It
is somewhat characteristic of Victoria that, while the employment of
an orchestra to play at a bail calls for
unlimited newspaper controversy, the
proposed demolition of a structure
like Rock Bay Bridge receives little
or no comment.
Perhaps it is better that the bridge
should be taken down, but there are
some things to be said on the other
side. Certainly it will be an injury
to Store street property, already suffering because of the removal of the
street car line to Government street.
The principal industrial district of
Victoria lies around Rock- Bay and
Point Ellice bridge. The saw mills,
iron-working establishments, ship
yards, marine railways and so on are
all embraced in this area, and for
people going- to and from their work
and for the transportation of material, Rock Bay Bridge, if kept ill; good
repair, will always be much used. Not
only will it be an injury to Store
street property, but it' will have a
prejudicial effect upon the residential section between Bridge street and
the Arm. It will materially lengthen
the distance which residents in that
locality will have to walk to reach a
section of the city where many of
them are likely to be employed and
add nearly a quarter of a mile to the
distance between their homes and the
E. & N. Railway station. Other objections to the closing of the thoroughfare will suggest themselves to
any one who gives the subject consideration.
On the other hand the advantages
likely to be derived are not evident.
Of course the city will be saved the
expense of maintaining, the bridge,
hut the cost of taking it down will be
considerable, sufficient, we imagine,
to put it in first rpte repair. But if
a thoroughfare is necessary or highly
convenient, the expense of maintenance is not usually taken into account,
when once it has been established.
Cost may be a good reason for not
building a bridge in a new place or
opening a new street, but it is not
generally regarded as a justification
for closing an established avenue of
communication. Except the question
of expense "Progress" can see nothing which should influence the Conn-,
cil to pull down the bridge, and its
suggestion is that the .'structure be
put in good repair and the question of
its removal be left in abeyance until
the city has to take up the question
of building an entirely new structure.
The public man who has gained
most in prestige from the elections
in this province, is Senator Templeman. * There is no room for doubt
that it was his tact which saved to
the government a very doubtful situation in New Westminster. The
local Liberal managers there had got
things into a very bad muddle, but
what seemed an insoluble' deadlock
yielded to the Senator's judicious
management, and the constituency
was saved to the government. In
this city Senator Templemnn acted
in a manner that not only gained him
many friends among those who
thought he was a little disposed to he
reserved, but convinced his fellow-
workers that he has many of the qualifications of successful leadership,
there is no doubt that thc Liberal
party in British Columbia owe a very
great deal to Senator Templeman,.   It
was not always the popular thing to1
be a Liberal in Victoria, and at a
time when it was about as unpopular
as . ever it was and when Victoria
seemed the political keynote for the
province, William Templeman was
standing up for Liberalism with all
his power. It is rare that the fortunes of politics reward a faithful
worker with the best the party has
to offer and therefore it is pleasant
to be able to recall that he was appointed to the Senate and afterwards
given a seat in the Cabinet. "Progress" is only speaking the sentiment
of the whole community in saying
that there is no promotion which
Sir Wilfrid Laurier can confer upon
Senator Templeman, that will not be
received by the people of British
Columbia, irrespective of party, with
hearty approval.
About a month ago two automobil-
ists from Seattle with their friends
spent a few days in Victoria. They
happened to strike rather unfavorable weather, but as they and every
one else knows, during the summer
they could have had day after day
of,, uninterrupted sunshine. Now
"Progress" suggests to the versatile
secretary of the Tourist Association
that next year arrangements be made
for some sort of automobile gathering
at Victoria. In the cities north of
and including Portland there must
be :quite a large number of automobiles of various kinds, whose owners
—that is those of them Who do not
have the good fortune to live in Victoria—must be languishing for a
chance to try their machines over
good roads.. Victoria and the Saanich peninsula furnish the roads, and
possibly some plan rhight hie devised
of getting the automobilists of the
Northwest Coast to come together
here. Of course we cannot have any
record beating races, because there
are no racing machines in this part
of the world, although if a meet were
arranged, and manufacturers were
notified, there might be quite an exhibition of machines of various kinds,
this being almost the only locality
on the coast north of Portland, where
machines could be shown to the best
advantage. ■'-'
How would a rose carnival and
automobile  meet  go?
Some ill-advised Conservatives tried
to make the Dundonald incident an
issue of the campaign, but the people
would have none of it. Mr. Borden
wisely refrained from laying stress
upon it, and it is to Col. Prior's
credit that he declared that the government could not have taken any
other course than it did. Mr. Wolley
attempted to use it, but it proved of
no advantage to him. Mr. Poster
has the discreditable distinction of
having referred to it in tlie following
words; "Where were the Fishers
and the Bordens when Lord Dundonald rode into Ladysmith?" As one
of the Bordens was lying dead on a
South African battlefield and his
father was laboring day and night to
send Canadian contingents to the
front, the sneer implied in the question was inexcusable.
Another rejected issue was the tariff. The people of Canada refused to
take any stock in the demand for
higher protection. Locally the cry
for a higher duty on lumber had no
effect upon the result.
Another was the Auditor-General.
He tried to make an issue of himself,
but very little attention was paid to
him, as is always the case when one
man sets himself up as the embodiment of all the honesty in ti'.i; country.
Another of purely lo3-,i inlcre-d
was "Better Terms," fte people
of British Columbia refused to make
a party question of it, which was a
very wise thing. The case of the
province now stands upon its merits
unprejudiced by being the property
of a political party.
Roosevelt won. His success was
due to two things principally. One
was the man himself. Mr. Roosevelt
is easily the nearest approach to what
our neighbors love to call "the ideal
American" now in public life in that
country. Tf he would come to the
Dominion we would soon get to think
liim a near approach to an ideal Canadian, for he is an honorable man,
proud above all things of his wife
and family, of a varied and spotless
public record, of a life as nearly
blameless as can be expected of a
strenuous man, calm in his judgment
and resolute in action.   Such a man
approaches closely to the ideal. It
is a great thing that in a country
like the United States his only real
rival in the field was a man of whom
the same things can be said. Our
neigiiDors have a habit of saying that
"God is not in the ' Constitution,' "
but He is not far from the hearts of
the people when they select such men
as their standard-bearers.
The other reason was that the people are satisfied with existing conditions. Not that desirable changes
have not been suggested, but the
great majority have concluded that
"it is better to endure the ills they
have than fly to others that they wist
not of."
The people of the two halves of
North America have since November determined the question
of government for the next four
years. It is really a remarkable
thing and must give the people of
continental Europe something to
think over. The issues were of vast
importance^ of very much grbaiterl
importance than questions which in
other lands have led to revolutions
or at least the exercise of martial
law. They were disposed of without
friction and almost without a trace
of hard feeling. In one country there
is a monarchial form of government—
in the other a republican form, yet
in both the constitution worked
smoothly and perfectly, which seems
to prove that there is nothing in the
form in which power is administered,
but everything in the genius for self-
So far the two countries are alike,
but now we come to the difference.
If on November 3 the Conservatives had been successful, Canada
would have had a new ministry by
this time, Or at least as soon as the
routine work actually in progress
could be wound up. If Mr. Roosevelt had been defeated last Tuesday
he would have remained in power
until March 4, 1905. If a Republican president had been elected and
a Democratic house of representatives the president's power to give
expression in his election would have
been almost nullified.
As a means of giving expression,
prompt and efficient, to the will of
the people the British system of
Responesible Government is far ahead
of the United States" system of
"checks and counterchecks."
The retention of power by the Liberals in Canada and the Republicans
in the United States is a guarantee
that we may look for settled financial   conditions for some   time   to
—Let There Be Light:
It is greatly to be hoped that someone with the spirit of enteiprise
within him will move the city council
to see to the adequate lighting of the
chief business streets in the early
evening. At present the city seems
to depend wholb' upon the private
enterprise of storekeepers, the city's
main arteries of retail trade much
resemble village thoroughfares, and
visitors obtain a most undesirable impression of the place.
—Oak Bay's New Hotel:
The announcement has been made
that the contract for the new tourist
hotel at Oak Bay, which it is understood will be under the capable management of Mr. John A. Virtue, has
been let to Mr. George Mesher, while
Lemon, Gonnason & Co.. will furnish
the lumber and millwork. The hotel
will be ready for guests next summer.
—In Good Hands:
Allen & Co., Pit-Reform Wardrobe,
have secured the services of Mr. E. J.
Pomerov to take choree of their tailoring department. Mr. Pomeroy until recently was in the employ of the
famous tailoring firm of London, England, known the world over as
"Poole's," of Seville Row. Gentlemen are reminded that all garments
purchased at the Fit-Reform are finished to your individual requirements
and delivered if necessary within two
hours from the time of purchase.
—Branching Out:
The recently formed Tea Company
of Hallam & Wyndham have now
moved into their new premises at 25
Government street, opposite the post
office, and they are to be congratulated on the smart and businesslike appearance of their store, which is certainly in keeping with the duality of
the class of goods they handle, nil of
which they import direct from India
and Ceylon. Coffee is now handled
as well as tea by this enterprising
firm,  nnd  lovers of thnt refreshing
Brewers of J
English Ale and Stout
The Highest Grade of Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture
Established 1885
Pioneers of this Industry in British Columbia
Then Hon Packing Go.
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Pickles of All Kinds, Sauces,
Tomato Ketchup, English Malt
and Other Vinegars, Salad Oil, Horse
Radian, Chutney and a Full Lin*
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of the
Our goods can'be obtained from any of the local grocers,
who are authorized to guarantee their quality,
purity and excellence.
Factory and Office Pacific Coast Depot for the
131,133 and 135 Johnson St.      Wilson, Lytle Badgeron Co's
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] What's New
In Overcoats?
Everything.   You never saw so much newness in the Wardrobe before .   Fit-Reform fabrics are selected with the nice discrimination, that assures them being sanctioned
by the Canadian gentlemen.   '.
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$12 to $80.
Fine New Fruit
An Entire New Stock of
Fine Apples $1.00 Per Bos.
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We have the largest stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings in B. C.
29 Government Street Victoria, B. C.
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Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors
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Massaging a Specialty.
beverage will do well to sample their
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Every day is a good day to subscribe for "Progress."
Victoria Circle
ol the King's Daughters will give a
Tea and Contest
at their rooms, 75 Fort St.
Tussday, Nov. 15
froin.i to 6.
All cordially invited—Admission Free. PROGRESS, SATURDAY.   NOV.   12,1904
The Week in Society
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A thoroughly delightful dance was
.given last Friday evening by the recently formed Assembly Club, the hall
on Fort street being the scene of the
ijolly gathering, and music, floor, refreshments and all other adjuncts of
'a successful dance testifying to the
care and capability of the committee
in   charge    of    the    arrangements.
(Among those present were the Misses
Atkinson, M. and G. Austin, Ander-
'son, Bone, Bechtel, Brownlee, B., E.
and   N.   Bowron, Camsusa,   Carter,
(Futcher, Fawcett, B., 0. and C. Fell,
Fraser, George, Green, Garvin, Gowen, Hardie, Hall, Heaney, Hastings,
John, Lang, Lindsay, Langley, Leiser,
Lubbe, Locke, McQuade,   McDonald,
McKenzie, May, Nicholles, M. and E.
Nason, O'Keefe, M. and K. Potts,
Purdy, Boberts, Spence, M., A. and
N. Strongren, Sehl, Sweet, Smith, A.
and E. Stannard, Seabrook, Tingley,
(Ashcroft), Vincent, Wilson, ■ White,
'Walker and Williams; Mesdames F.
Bone, Boardman, James A. Douglas,
IF. Hall, Kilpatrick, E. A. McQuade,
Thomas Watson, Dickenson and Simpson ; Messrs. P. Austin J. Adams,- F.
[Bone, F. Clarke, S. Child, P* Cudlip,
P .and L. Dickenson, R. Dier, T. Fawcett, K. Finlaison, L. ■• Finch, B. Goddard, A. George, J. Gibson, N. Gowen,
G. Grant, N. Hardie, K. Hughes, C.
and B. Hall, A. G. King, Daryl Kent,
P. Keefer, J. H. Lawson, Jr., James
Lawson, H '.Lang, A. Moss, J. Mc-
Arthur, C. McKilligan, D and E. Mc-
Connan, D. McKay, E. McQuade, L.
O'Keefe, M. C. Potts, A .Raymur, R.
Russell, Gv Simpson, J. Simpson, A.
Stewart. N. Seabrook ,P. Smith, J. W,
iThompsoh, R. Troup, A. Vaughan, W.
N. Winsby, Fred, and Frank White,
IT. G. Wilson, Charles   Wilson, W.
flVilsbn, L. S. V. and J. W. D. York,
,ind numerous others.
*   *   *
Upwards; of four hnudred young
[>eople enjoyed to the full the delights
f a masquerade ball   given   under
llrs. Lester's management and direction last Monday eveing.   The dec-
jrations;  music,  floor,  refreshments!
■nd all other conditions of import-
fiee calling for expressions of un-
Itialified   approbation.     One of the
fcatjires of the evening was the spec-
id music played for the first time in
,iis city.   There was a bugle accompaniment for the Military Lancers,
td the effect was very pleasing. At
p o'clock the merrymakers adjourn-
.1 for supper, which   was   a   veryj
Jainty repast.   The supper hall was
lost beautifullv decorated with flags,
pitting and grain, while flowers were
[istefully displayed on   the   tables,
fter^the interval dancing was re-
imed and continued until the small
sum   Among those attending were:
r.  H.  R.  Ella,  Miss  McWilliam,
jir. A. J. Maynard, Mr. and Mrs. M.
1. McDowald, Mr. Ross, Mr. and Mrs.
Smith, Mr. 0. Ormond, Mr. M.
(rrant, Mrs. Brown, Miss Brown, Mr.
. C. MacGregor, Miss Peterson, Miss
lonall, Mr. A. Belfry, Mr. Bain, Mr.
|laynard, Miss P. Clay, Mr. Strachan,
Irs. Ross, Miss M. Fleming, Miss
'ornell, Mr. B. Hall, Miss M. Sayr-
ioii, Mr. Barton, Miss Jackson, Mrs.
■Hllespie, Miss M. Gillespie, Miss M.
pngal,   Miss   F.   Robinson, Mr. E.
fawkins, Miss Sehnoter, Mr. C. Cons-
ns, Mr. B. Blake Miss F. Edmunds,
tlrs. Allen,  Miss Proctor, Dr.  and
plrs.   Proctor,   Mr.   Dnkelow,   Mr.
lishop, Mr. W. Maynard, Miss Hos-
er, Mr.  and  Mrs.  Randolph,  Mrs.
lush,  Mrs.   Cusack,   Mr.   and   Mrs.
Irenchley,   Miss   A.   Cusack,   Miss
" ayne, Miss Dougal, Miss E. Lun-
er, Miss Anderson^ Mr. McConnell,
ifr. and Mrs. S. Gidley, Mrs. Frayne,
^lr. Jameson, Miss Gidley, Miss M.
fill,  Mrs,  Dougal,  Mr.  JenkinSon,^
|frs. Robinson, Miss Webber, Mr. Mc-
lowald, Miss Robinson, Mrs.    Hill,
lliss F. McDonald, Mrs. Lawrence,
|Iiss E Lawrence,   Mr.   Crockford,
diss Wilson, Mr. and   Mi's.   Ditcln
urn, Miss Bush, Miss Butler, Mrs.
[Irooker,  Mr. Devoe,  Miss Brooker,
tiss W. Cullin, Mrs. Cullin, Miss E.
cyan, Mrs. Butler, Miss K. Logan,
|Irs.    and    Miss   Jackson, Mr.   W.
mith, Mr. 0. Lalonde, Miss Jackson,
|[r. G. Jameson, Mr. and Mrs. W.
ollin, Mr. Donjal, Mr. J. H. Ogden,
Ir. W; N. Winsby, Mr. L. S. V. York,
lliss  E.  Peterson,  Mr.  C.  Howsen,
lliss M. Clay, Mr. and Mrs. Bnnnals,
r. E. Halsell. Mr. F. Bedding, Miss
lfry. Mrs. F. Beddiiv-. Mr. C. Mc-.
illitmn, Mr. and Mrs. II. Kent, Mrs.
Proctor.   Miss   Maynard,   Miss
ss,  Miss Lnat, Mr. Wilson,  Mr.
ullierland,   Mr. A. .Toffs,   Mr.   AY.
llterson.   Mr.   S.   Maysmith, Mrs.
aynard, Mr. F. Maynard, Mrs. Hop-
v. Miss Bradford.' Mr. W. Etlier-
idge, Miss Maynard, Mr. James McGregor, Mrs. Anderson, Mr. Mackintosh, Mr. C. Hopper, Mr. and Mi's.
Sparrow, Mrs. Watson, Mr. "J. Mc-
Arthur, Miss L. Bailey, Miss Bailey,
Mr. S. Porter, Miss Newbigging, Mr,
B. C. Blackett, Mr. J. Sylvester, Miss
Whitelaw, Mr. H. Allen, Miss Cousins, Mr. Reid, ,Mr&. .Hosker, Mr.
Wells, Mr. and the Misses Sargison,
and many others.
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Lord Mayor's Day was fittingly
celebrated by Ye Olde London Wanderers now domiciled in Victoria with
a jovial banquet at the Hotel Vernon
at which the president of the society,
Mr. H. F. Langton, was chairman, the
vice (Mr. J. M. Lancaster.) taking
the opposite end of the table, and the
congenial company including the following prominent citizens anxious to
make the third annual re-union of the
Wanderers an occasion to be pleasur-
ably remembered: Hon. A. E. Smith,
United States Consul;. Mr. Charles
Hayward, Mr. Thomas R. Smith Mr.W.
E. Green, Mr. Hardress Clarke, Mr.
J.J.Martin, Mr. S. A. Stqddart, Mr.
M. L. Platinauer, Herr W. Peters,
Mr. J. M. Nodels, Mr. A. Cook, Mr.
H. Partridge, Mr. Robt. Jenkinson,
Mr. W. B. Gage, Mr. H. L. Salmon,
(Honorary President), Mr, H. F.
Langton (President), Mr. X. Lancas^
Iter (Vice-President),, Mr. Joseph
Buckley, (Treasurer), Mr. J. A. Williams, (Secretary), Dr. Cobbett,, Mr.
F. J. Mesher, Mr. Octavius Field, and
Mr. A. E. Tuson, (Committee), Mr.
E. J. Salmon, Mr. R. B. Berks, Mr.
C J Clear, Mr. Watts, Mr. Dunn and
others. The excellent spread having
been done full justice to, the toast
list was proceeded with, excellent
speeches (interspersed with acceptable vocal and instrumental seleej
tions) speeding the hours too quickly. The toasts in their order were:
"The King," "The Royal Family,"
"The President of the United States
(acknowledged by Consul Smith);
"The Lord Mayor, (given by Mr. H.
L.. Salmon and drunk? with musical
honors); "Our Native City," (proposed by Mr. Lancaster); '' The
Club," (by Mr. J. A. Williams);
"Our Adopted. City," (Mr. Field);
"The Ladies," (Mr. H. L. Salmon);
"Our Visitors," (Dr. Cobbett-ac-
knowledged by Mr. W. E. Green and
Mr. Thomas R. Smith); "Absent
Friends," (by Mr. Williams); "The
Chairman," (by Mr. Lancaster); and
"Our Host and Hostess," (by Mr.
* *  *
One of the larger social events of
the present week was the fourteenth
annual'masquerade ball of the Sons
and Daughters of St. George, given
at A. 0. U. W. Hall on Thursday
evening, with an unusually large attendance. The decorations were decidedly pretty and original; the music
(by Mrs. Davis' orchestra) excellent;
and the costumes brilliant, original
and well sustained. The prizes were
awarded as follows: National character, gentleman (John Bull). A. H.
Maynard; lady (Turkish), Mrs. M.
H. Fletcher. Historic, gentleman
(George IV.), W. Maynard; lady
(Mary Stuart), Mrs. H. B. Parker.
Original, gentleman (Robinson Crusoe), G. Hood; lady (owl), Mrs. J.
W. Lewis. Best sustained character
(the late Queen Victoria and her Hindoo attendant), Mrs. Rutins and Mr.
H. Wille. Best costumed gentleman
(French cavalier), A. Newsome;best
icostumed lady, Miss B. Johnson.
Comic, gentleman (monkey), Mr.
Shewan; lady (Topsy), Miss Freeman. Flower costumed lady, Miss
Riddle. Best Indian costume, T. Cess-
ford. Mr. W. H, Price deserves great
credit for his untiring efforts as general superintendent. Mr. Howell was
chairman of the coimmittee, and Mr.
Burnett secretary.
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Tlie Cotillion Club-it has been
decided not, to alter the title to the
Arbutus Club—gave a jolly dance on
Tuesday evening last under the management of Mrs. Lester, the following
being among those present:
Mr. (Dr.) Fagan, Mrs. Holt, the
Misses Hickey, Mrs. Bullen, the Misses Nason, Miss Newling, the Misses
Monteith, Miss Kane, Mrs. -Hyland,
Miss Newcombe, Miss Bullen, Mrs*
Johnson, Mrs. Newling. Mrs. Norton.
Miss Johnson, Miss Gaudin, Miss
Baiss, Mr. Hatiinaton, Mr. B.
Prior, Mr. Brown, Mir, Gore, Mr.'
Cambie, Mr. Vernon, Mr. J. Lawson,
Mr. A. Martin, Mr. Col ley. Mr. Ewart. Jir. Bullen, Mr. Bladder, Mr.
Fisher, Mr. Hamilton, Mr .Wilkinson, Mr. Mules, Mr. Holt, Mr. Mac
rae,. (Dawson), Mr. Gaudin, Mr. Hay,
(Shearwater), and Mr. W. Langley.
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The marriage was solemnized on
Thursday last at St. Andrews (R.C.)
Cathedral of Mr. Edward F. Geiger,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Geiger
who are among the best known of the
pioneer citizens of Victoria, and Miss
Elizabeth May, second daughter of
Mr. James Skinner of Esquimalt.
,The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Father Laterme, Miss Emma Skinner
(a sister) supporting the bride, and
Mr. Thomas F. Geiger acting as best
man. After the ceremony the wedding party partook of breakfast at
the residence of Mr. Geiger, Blanchard street, bride and groom subsequently taking steamer for the Sound
-and California where the honeymoon
will be spent.
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At last Saturday's production of
"As You Like It," a merry box party
was formed of Mme Myee and her
pupils, the little group including the
Misses Green, Zoe Bucknam, .Margaret Rickaby, Dorothy Williams,
Nellie Breidjford, Eva Brownlee,
Mr. Cecil Berkeley, Mr. Louis S. V.
York, Mr. John Petch, and Mr. Bryan
Combe. Mme Myee afterwards presented her young guests to Miss Florence Gale, who took occasion to congratulate them upon their good fortune in having at home an excellent
dramatic school and capable instructress in histrionic art.
* *  *
On Monday morning last at the
Palace on Yates street, His Grace
Archbishop Orth united in matrimony
Mr, Harold Worsley Ebbs-Canavan
of Atlin and Miss Frances Alice,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank I.
Clarke of this city, the wedding being a very private one, only the members of tjie family being'present.-The
bride wore her travelling costume of
dark blue ladies' cloth, with hat to
mafch ,and after,, the ceremony, left
with her husband on a tour of the
Sound which will terminate at Portland.. Mr. and Mrs, Ebbs-Canavan
expect to spend the winter in Victoria,-going in the spring to Atlin,
where. Mr. Ebbs-Canavan has interests in connection with" the British-
American Dredging Co.'
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About forty were present at * the
annual banquet of Loyal Orange
IjLodge No. 1426, .held, at the Royal
:Cafe on Saturday evening last, at
which the guests of high honor were
Mr. George Riley, M.P., Mr. Richard Hall, M.P.P., Dr. Lewis Hall,
Rev. Dr. Reid, and Mr. J. Gordon
Smith, the latter of whom treated the
company to a graphic word picture
of his experiences with the Japanese
army and more particularly with General Oku after Liaoyang. Mr. John
Braden presided, and the toasts in
their order were: "The King,"
"The Army and Navy," "The Legislature," "The Orange Order," "The
Mayor and Council," "Sister Societies," "The Ladies," and "Our Host
and Hostess."
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Mr. W. Snider was chairman, on
Friday last, at a jolly reunion about
the festive board of the young men
who this season have added so much
to the athletic renown of Fernwood.
The dinner was at the Royal Cafe;
the spread of the very best; and the
occasion one of merriment and good
fefjing unalloyed. Among those present were Mr. S. Snider, Mr. F. Moore,
Mr. A. Shanks, Mr. J. Tavlor, Mr. B.
Esnouf, Mr. W. Peden,-Mr. E. A.
Gallop, Mr. W. Malcolm, Mr. V.
Heaths, Mr. H. Marsh, Mr. L. Camsusa, Mr. B. Robertson, Mr. F. Jones,
Mr. A. Robson, Mr. D. Todd, Mr. A.
Shotbolt, Mr. P. K. Winch, Mr. W.
Rennie, Mr. P. Marchant, Mr. S.
Shanks, Mr. S. Smith, Mr. J. Holness,
•Mr. Bassett, and Mr. Herd.
* *  •
Preparations are progressing most
satisfactorily for the J. B. A. A. ball
at Assembly Hall on the evening of
the 18th. Mrs. R. Ford Verrinder,
whose artistic taste and executive
ability were so much in evidence in
a similar way at the recent hospital
ball, has consented to take charge of
the arrangement of the silting out
rooms, which it may be prophesied
will be very artistic and inviting.
* a    •
Tiie engagement has been announced of Mr. Davis and Miss Kneeshaw,
and the marriage,  it is understood,
win lake place in the early spring.
(Continued on pate 6).
Women's Union Suits and
Wool Vests and Drawers
AT 35 CENTS-Special line of Ladies' Vests, worth 50c,
For this week 35c
AT 50 CENTS—Women's heavy Cotton and Wool Vests,
worth 75c, sold this week for. .*... .50c
AT 65 CENTS-A heavy Ribbed Vest, extra quality,
Special 65c
AT 75 CENTS--Ask to see our celebrated Health Vests,
at 75c, $1.00, $1.25
Jackets, Costumes, Skirts
Special Attractions in Cloak Department.
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.
25 Government St., Opposite Pott Office.
Teas, <2offees.  Cocoas.
Delivered to all parts of the city.
Finest Darjeeling Tea.... 80c. per lb. I Scented China Tea. .... 75c. per lb.
A Flavory Ceylon Tea.   .Soc. per lb. | Formosa Oolong Tea... .60c. per lb.
We make a specialty of our Ceylon and Indian blends at various prices.
5 lb. $1.00.   A fine blend %% lbs. 750.
Pure Java and Mocba Coffees at 50c, 40c, 35c per pound.   Also a Coffee at 5 lbs.
\ for $1.25.   Various Chocolates and Cocoas.
Victoria College of Music
248_Cook Street, Victoria, B. C.
       Principal:   MR. A. LONGFIELD, F. V. O M.
Special Inducements to Pupils on the Pipe Organ
Has cured in Victoria—
1 case of abscess in hip joint.
1 case of 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, 243
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 Done
Etc., at
Mrs, C.
55 Douglas 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 5 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, 8.30m 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's piivate
Saturday afternoon, general class 2.15.
A. O. 0. W. Hall
Member National Association Masters of
Classes—Monday ev'jj, Advanced.   Wednesday
ev'g, Beginners.   Thursday ev'g Social Club,
A. J. Clyde,
Sole Agent for the
Stoves and ^Ranges
Everything for the kitchen in
Tin, Agate, Wood and Fibre
Wares, and Prices Are
42 Johnson Street.
Phone 855 P.O. Box 45
Signor Ernesto Claudio
Of the Conservtaory of Music, Napoli
(Italy), in addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, will conduct a special class in the art of accompaniment to a limited number of advanced piano pupils. Apply at studio,
over Imperial Bank, corner Yates and
Government Streets. 6
The Week in Society
Continued from page 5.
The next dance of the Cotillion
Club is fixed for the evening of the
6th proximo.
• •   •
Mrs. W. MacNeill, Linden avenue,
entertained at the tea hour last Tuesday, in honor of a visiting party of
Philadelphia friends.
• *   *
Arrangements are in progress for
a dinner at the Hotel Vernon on the
evening of the 25th instant in honor
of Mr. Ralph Smith, M.P. of Nanaimo.
• *  *
The annual banquet of the B. C.
Pipneers' Society is to be held on the
evening of December 9.
• *  •
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Vinel, bfl
Metchosin, the first white people
united in marriage on Vancouver Island, recently celebrated their golden
• •   *
The ladies of the "Emergency
Club" have definitely decided to hold
their- sale of work at the Balmoral
Hotel on Tuesday, the 22nd instant.
As this sale is for a benevolent and
charitable cause liberal patronage is
bespoken for it.
• *  *
There is talk of a new social and
dancing club, organization of which
is said to be in the hands of Mrs.
Hasell. Its objects would be the promotion of acquaintance and good fellowship among the young people of
Victoria, and incidentally interesting
them in that worthy institution, the
Jubilee Hospital.
• *  *
There was a pretty home wedding
on Wednesday evening at 134 Chatham street, the residence of the
bride's parents, when Mr. Almore
Furnell and Miss Rigolette Winch
were joined in matrimony, the officii
ating clergyman being Rev. H. J.
Wood of the Reformed. Episcopal
church. The honeymoon is being
spent in California.
»  *  »
The steam yacht Thistle is leaving
Monday for a week's hunting along
the Coast,' the owner, Mr. James
Dunsmuir,'having as his guests Mr.
F. S. Barnard, Mr. W. F. Burton,
Mr, H. M. Hills, Col. A. W. Jones
and a number of other friends.
Smith were in the city Monday, the
former receiving the congratulations
of many friends. . -, . Lieut, the
Hon. Mr. Hood and his bride (nee
Prior) have returned from their
honeymoon visit to California. .
Mr. N. P. Cayley of London, England,
is visiting friends here, on his way to
California for the winter. .
Mr. H. E. Hobbis has returned from
a visit to friends in Ottawa and in
Mr. James Wilson, superintendent of
C. P. R. telegraphs, went to Bamfield
Creek cable station by the Coast
steamer yesterday. . . . Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas R. Cusack returned
last Wednesday evening from a pleasant Eastern tour and visit to the
World's Fair. . . .Mr. E.
Baynes Reed visited Mainland friends
this week. . . . Mr. K. K. Pei-
ser is on a short visit to New Westminster friends. . . . Mr. C.
R. Hamilton of Rossland is visiting
Victoria. . . . Mr. J. Bunt-
zen paid a visit to his friends here
this week. . . . Rev. and Mrs.
C. E. Cooper have arrived from Nanaimo to take up their residence at
the Capital. . . . Captain
James Gaudin has returned from an
official visit to the Mainland. . .
Mr. R. Marpole and Mr. H. J. Cambie
of the C. P. R. are in the city. .
Mr. Joseph Hunter returned Wednesday evening from a visit to the Mainland. . . . Captain Bloomquist
has returned from a pleasant holiday
at Shawnigan Lake. . . . Mr. E.
J. Palmer of Chemainus spent a part
of the week with friends here. . .
Mr. Stephen Jones is visiting Seattle.
.... . Mrs. A. G. McKenney
has returned to the Coast after sev
eral months spent in visiting friends
at Toronto. . . . Miss Fraser
of this city, after a pleasant visit
with Mre. Frank L. M. McFarland
of Vancouver, has left on an extend-
Marriage on
Qeorge Meredith's Startling Proposal and the Inimitable Doo-
: ley's Comments Thereon.
Comment was offered in these columns a week or so ago upon the remarkable proposal of George Meredith for
limited period marriages. This proposal
was contained in an interview with the
novelist published in the London Daily
Mail, which has evoked serious discussion in all the capitals of Europe and
divided British society into two hostile
camps. The interview, which just now
is being thoroughly debated in America, is reproduced herewith in its entirety:
"It is impossible to speak fully and
completely on the subject. Everything
which ought to be said has to be cut in
half. As a result, I myself am sometimes' accused of being obscure.
"Marriage is so difficult, its modern
conditions are so difficult, that when you
.find two educated people ready and willing for it nothing should be put in
their way. The fault at the bottom'of
the business is that most women are so
so uneducated; so unready. Men too
often want a slave, and often think that
they have got one, not because the woman has often got more sense than her
husband, but because she is inarticulate,
not educated enough to give expression
to her real ideas and feelings.
"I remember a man who asked a girl
to marry him. The girl, who liked him
in a way, but disliked certain portions
of his character, said, 'No.' He asked
her again and again, and she said, 'No.'
but could give no reason and express
none of her real feelings.   Therefore,
Mr. Alexander Begg, C.C., has returned from a flying visit to Ottawa,
Montreal. New York and other Eastern centres.    .     '..      .    Mr. H. H.
Collier, a well known St. Catharines,
Ont., barrister, and Mr. H. D. Elliott,
il.   famous point player of the Ath-
tic lacrosse team of the Garden City,
^aid o11 friends here a hurried visit
early in the wee',..    .      .      .    Miss
Jessie Wooley, a fter a pleasant month
with Victoria 1'vi aids;    returned on
Sunday last to A ancouver. where she
..will spend some days with friends,
going then fo California, where .me
will probably remain for the winter.
..    .     .   Chief Justice Hunter arrived home last Sunday evening, having, after his Eastern trip and his
visit to the   St. Louis   Exposition,
stopped over in tlie .boundary country
to take assize work.      .      .    Mi's.
George White-Eraser is visiting with
her brother-in-law at Agassiz.   .
Hon. Charles Wilson, Attorney-General, and Mr. Oscar C. Bass of his
department,  sailed from New York
for Liverpool by the Campania last
Tuesday.   .     .     .   Mr. D. W. Higgins spent the week with his son-in-
law and    daughter. Mr. and    Mrs.
Thomas Corsan, of Vancouver.   .
Dr. and Mrs. Lefevre are leaving next
week for several months abroad.   .   .
Mrs. H. A. Maclean visited friends in
the Terminal City this week.   .     . .
Mrs. F. TJ. Fawcett intends making an
extended stay with her relatives and
friends in Toronto.   She is receiving
with Miss Brick on the first and third
Tuesdays of each month.    .    .
Aid and Mrs.   Grant of Vancouver
passed through this week en ronte to
California, where they will spend several months,   ...   A private letter from Ottawa gives thc information that Sir Wilfrid   Laurier will
probably pay a  decidedly informal
visit to Victoria during the present
month or early in December, on his
way to California, where he will enjoy a few weeks' resting and recuperating.   .     .     .Mr. R. L. Drury,
M.P.P., has recovered from a somewhat serious attack of nervous trouble.    .      .    .   Mr. and Mrs. P. C.
Kay of Blaine, Wash., are visiting
Victoria friends this week.   .     .   .
Mr. dalph Smith, M.P., and Master
ed visit to St. Louis, Chicago, New
York and Boston; before returning
home  she will  also spend selverai*
weeks in Nova Scotia.   .     .     . Mr.
Ian Mair is spending several days in
town.   .     .     . Mr. and Mrs. John
Prentice of Vancouver spent the week
in the Capital.   .     .     .   Mr. John
J. Cowie, the Scottish herring fishery
expert, was this week at the Hotel
Driard.    .      .       . Mr. Joseph A.
A. Clarke, probably the most conspicuous politician of the Yukon, paid
Victoria a visit this week.   .     .    .
Mr. A. C. Hirschfield of Atlin was a
visitor in the city this week.   .
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Bittancourt are
touring the Sound cities.   .    .
Mr. James P. Taylor, Mrs. D. E. Collins, Miss Grace E. Trevor and Miss
Margaret Hamilton formed a party of
Oakland visitors enjoying themselves
in Victoria during the past few days.
.    .      .      .   Mrs. C. L. Logie has
returned from a visit   with Seattle
friends.   .    .     .   The many friends
of Miss Carrie Christie will regret to
learn that it has been necessary for
her to go to the hospital, there to be
operated upon for appendicitis. .
Mrs. Frank Higgins is visiting "Over
the Sound."   .     .       Miss Welham
is to be the guest of Mrs. Fraser of
Tacoma during the ensuing month.   .
Mr. J. H. B. Rickaby paid a visit to
Vancouver friends this week.    .    .
The very many friends of Dr. I. W.
Powell will learn with keen regret of
his eonflnment to his  room   by   an
attack of sciatica.   .    .    .   Mr. M.
Reifel of Nanaimo is leaving today,
for California where he~will remain
until after the New Year.    .    .    .
Mr. and Jim. Irwin have arrived here
from Vancouver, and will make Victoria their home in future.    .    .    .
Mrs. and Miss Macpherson of Vancouver are spending a few weeks at
the Balmoral,   .    .    .    Mr. Geora-e
A. Walkem of the Termial City is
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when she had said 'No' a certain number of times, and could think of nothing
new to say, she married him. Fear of
the world kept them together afterward, but if you could look into the
heart of a girl like that later!—if you
could lift the veil from a thousand such
households and see into the hearts of
the women there!
"lt is a question to my mind whether
a young girl married, say, at 18, utterly
ignorant of life, knowing little, as such
a girl would, of the man she is marrying, or of any other man, or of tike
world at all, should 'be condemned to
live with him for the rest of her life.
She falls out of sympathy with him, say,
has no common taste with him, nothing
to share with him, no real communication with him except a physical one.
The life is nearly intolerable. Yet many
married women go on with it from habit
or because the world terrorizes them.
"Certainly, however, one day these
conditions of marriage will be changed.
Marriage will be allowed for a certain
period, say ten years, or—well, I do not
want to specify any particular time. The
state will see that sufficient money is
put by during that time to provide for
and educate children, perhaps the state
will take charge of this fund.
"There will be a devil of an uproar
before such a change can be made. It
will be a great shock, but look back and
see what shocks there have been, and
what changes have nevertheless taken
place in this marriage business in the
I    "The  difficulty  is   to  make  English
people face such a problem.   They want
to live under discipline more than any
nation in the world.    They won't look
' ahead—especially the governing people.
And you must have philosophy—though
j it is more than you can hope—to get
I English people to admit the bare name
1 of philosophy into their discussion of
such a question.   Again and again, not-
, ably in their criticism of America, you
will see how the French people will persist in regarding any new trait as a sign
of disease.   Yet it is a sign of health.
"A correspondence about marriage,
like the present one, does nothing but
good. The subject is kept in too much
darkness. Air it! Air it! Nothing can
do more good than that, and I am very
glad if any words of mine can help."
Of course the inimitable Dooley has
Contributed his mite of whimsical yet
shrewd philosophy to the total of the
American discussion. And it will be
noted how admirably he sustains his
character as a good Catholic in his final
epigram—indeed all through. Here is
Dooley on the Meredith plan, with due
acknowledgment to the Vancouver
"Province": '
"Who is George Meredith?" asked
Mr. Hennessy.
"Ye can search me," said Mr. Dooley.
"What is the charge again him?"
"Nawthiii'," said Mr. Hennessy, "but
I see he's in favor iv short-term mer-
"What d'ye mean?" asked Mr. Dooley. "Reducin' th' term f'r good be-
"No," said Mr. Hennessey, "He says
people ought to get marrid f'r three or
four years at a time. Thin, if they
don't like each other, or if wan gits
tired, they break up housekeeping"
"Well," said Mr. Dooley, "it mightn't
be a bad thing. Th' throuble about ma-
thritnony, as I have obsarved it fr'm
me seat in th' gran'stand,■•is that after
fifteen or twinty years it settles down
to. an endurance thrile. 'Women,' as
Hogan says, 'are - creatures iv such
beaucheous mein that to be loved they
have but to be seen, but,' he says, wanst
they're seen an' made secure,' he says,
'we first embrace, thin pity, thin endure,'
he says. Most iv th' ol' marrid men I
know threat their wives like a. rockin'
chair, a great comfort whin they're tired,
but apt to be in th' way at other times.
Now, it might be diff'rent if the ladies
instead iv bein' secured f'r life was on'y
held on a short-term lease. Whin Archy-
bald, th' pride iv South Wather street,
makes up his mind that it wud be well
f'r his credit if he enthered th' holy
bonds iv mathrimony an' selects th' target iv his mad affections, he thinks that
all he has to do is to put a geeranyum
in his buttonhole an' inthrrajooce him-
silf be his first name to be carried to
th' altar. But th' ladies, Gawd bless
thim, are be nature skilled in this game,
and befure Archybald has been coortin'
two weeks, he begins to shift his idees
iv his own worth. He finds that at
best he has on'y an outside chance. He
wondhers if he is really worthy iv th'
love iv an innocent young girl iv thirty-
two. Has he money enough to support
her as she should be supported? He
even has doubts f'r th' first time in his
life iv his own ravishin' beauty. He
detects blemishes that he niver seen befure. He discovers that what he used
to consider a merry twinkle is a slight
cast in th' right eye, and that th' fi|lin'
shows in his teeth. He consults a manicure an' a hairdresser, an' buys th' entire stock iv a gents' furnishin' store'.
Thin when he's thruly humble, he goes
thremblin' to Belinda's house raysolved
that if th' fair wan rayfuses him, as she
prob'bly will an' surely ought to, he
will walk off th' bridge an' end all.
"It's at this time that th' short-term
conthract shud be sprung. I don't know
how men propose. I niver thried it
but wanst, an' th' hired girl said th'
lady was not at home. No wan will
iver tell ye. Most marrid men will give
ye th' impression that their wives stole
thim fr'm their agonized parents. But,
annyhow, we'll suppose that Archybald,
layin' a silk handkerchief on the carpet
an' pullin' up th' leg iv his pantaloons
to prevint baggin', hurls himself impet-
chooosly at th' feet iv his adored wan,
an'cries.'Belinda, I can on'y offer ye th'
love iv a South Wather sthreet commission merchant an' mimber iv the Brotherhood iv Wholesale an' Retail Grocers. Will ye take me f'r life?' Belinda   blushes  a   rosy   red   an'   replies,
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Archybald you ask too much. I cannot take ye f'r life,-but I'll give ye a
five-year lease and, resarve th' right to
renew a( th' end iv that time/ she says.
WilLthat do?' says she. 'I will thry
to make ye happy,' says he. An' she
falls on his manly bosom an' between
her sobs cries, 'Thin'let us repair at
wanst to th' Title Guarantee an' Thrust
CompJny an' be made man an' wife,'
she says. 'y
Well, afther Archybald is safely
marrid, his good opinyon iv himself ray-
turns. Belinda does her share to encourage him an' befure long, he begins
to wondherhow as fine a fellow as him
come to throw himself away. Not that
she ain't a good creature, d'ye mind, an'
slavishly devoted to him. He hasn't
arinything again her, still, think iv
what he might have done if he had on'y
known his thrue worth. Whin a man
gets a good repytation, he doesn't have
to live up to it. So bimeby Archybald,
knbwin' fr'm what his wife says that
ne is handsome enough without anny
artificyal aid, f'rgets th' mannycure an'
th' hairdresser. Sometimes be shaves
an' sometimes he doesn't. So far as he
is'consarfted, he thinks th' laundhry bill
is too high. He advertises th' fact that
he wears a, red flannel chest protictor.
His principal cqnvarsation is about his
lumbago. He frequently mintions th'
fa'c't that he likes certain articles iv food
but they don't like him. Whin he comes
home at night, he plays with th' dog,
talks pollyti'cks with his nex' dure neighbor, puts his hat an' a pair iv, cuffs on
th' piannah, sets down in front iv th'
fire, kicks off his boots an' dhraws on a
pair;iy^ carpet slippers an' thin notices
that th' wife iv his bosom is on th'
premises. 'Hello, ol' woman,' he says.
How's all ye'er throubles?" hesays.
"Wanst a year, Belinda meets him at
th'' dure* with "a flower in her hair.
Well,' he says, 'what are th' decorations
about?1 he says. ' 'Doh't ye know what
day this is?' says she. 'Sure,' says he;
it's" Choosdah.' ''No, but what day?' 'I
give it up. St. Pathrick's Day, Valentine's: Day, :Pay; Day; 'What's th" answer?' 'Hut tliink'.' 'I'give it up.' 'It's
the annyvarsary. iv our weddin'. 'Oh,'
says he, 'soit is.' I'd clean f'rgot. That's
ightv I rayniimbef-it' Well now that ye
mintiort it. We'll, betther 'luck hex'
ime. There, take that,' he Says. An'
ie salutes her on, th-' forhead an' goes
lown in tli' cellar to wiirruk on a pat-
nt skiid that w,ill rivoluchionize thl
[rocery business. If he suffers a twinge
v remorse, laterj.-heqtells her to take
wo dollars 6'uf : iv' 'tli' housekeepin'
noney an' buy hersilf a suitable prisint.
"He's pleasant in th' eveinnV Alt
upper, havin' explained his daily ma-
idies at. full length,, he relapses into
gloomy silence, broken on'y be such
otinds as escape fr'm a man dhrinkin'
lot coffee. . Afther supper, he figures on
h' prpb'blW market f'r rutybagy turnips,
vhile his wife r-reads th' advertisements
v th,' theaytres. 'Jawn Drew is here
his week,' says she. 'Is he?' says Ar-
hybald. 'That's -good;' he says, 'f
laven't been to artlieaytre since Billy
"merson died,', he says, 'I hate th'
heaytre. It .ain't a bit like rale life as
see it in- business hours,' he says.
Afther a while when Belinda begins to!
tell him a thrillin' says-she about wan'
iv th' neighbors, he lapses into a pleasant sleep, now an' thin arousin' himself
to murmer, '.Um-m.' At nine o'clock
he winds th' clock, puts th' dog out f'r
th' night, takes off his collar on th' stairs
an' goes to bed:., Belinda sets up a little
later an' dreams' Richard Harding
Davis wrote a book about her.
. "But th'"five years ar-re up at last.
Wan mornin' Archybald is glarin' fr'm
behind a newspaper in his customary
jaynial breakfast liiood, whin his wife
says: 'Where will I sind ye'er clothes?'
What's that?' he says. 'Where d'ye
ive to-morrah?' 'Don't be foolish, ol'
woman, what d'ye mean?' says he. 'I
mean,' says she, 'that th' lease has' expired. At tin-thirty to-day, it r-runs
out. I like ye Archybald, but I think
I'll have to let- ye- go. Th' property
has r-run down. Th' raypairs haven't
been kept'Up. • Ye haven't allowed
enough f'r wear and tear. It looks too
njuch like a boardin'-hpuse. I'm go-
in" into th' market to prospect f'r a
husband with ,all modhern Improve-1
ments,' says she.
"Well, wudden't vphat be a jolt f'r
Archybald? Ye bet he'd beat th'
quarther-mile record to j the" joolers.
He'd haul out-ol' pitchers iv hiniself as
be was th' day he wop .his treasure an'
he'd hurry to a oeaurjp upholsterer an'
say: 'Make me as like that there Apollo
Belvydere as.ye. can without tearin' me
down altogether.' It wud be fine. He'd
get her back maybe, but if."-'would be a
sthrtiggle. An' afther that about a year
befure th' contract expired again, ye'd
see him pickin' purple ties out iv th'
shop window, bttyin' thleaytre tickets
be th' scoor, an' stoppiri' ivery aveiiin'
at a flower shop to gather a bunch iv
iolets, .He'd-hire a man to,nudge him
whin his birthday came a'round'-an'ivry
time the annyvarsary iv th' weddin' occurred, he'd have a firewurruks display
fr'm th''front stoop. Whin he!d succeeded .in con-vincin' th' objeck iv his
amotions that she cud put up with him
f'r another five years, they cud go on
their weddin'. journey. Ye'd read in
th' papers: 'Misther an' Mrs. Archybald Pullets were married again las'
night be th' prisident iv th'-First Nay-
tional Bank. They departed on their
twelfth weddin' journey folfowed by a
shower iv rice fr'm their grandchildher.'
It wud be fine. I hope George What's-
his-name puts it through."
"Ye don't believe wan wurrud ye say,!'
said Mr. Hennessy.
"P'raps not," said Mr. Dooley, "In
me heart I think if people marry it
ought to be f'r life. Th' laws ar-re altogether, too lenient with thim."
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The long and'handsome iron fence
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a coat of paint. The Chinese employees of the mansion appear to be
making a-creditable job of the work.
—The Mikado:
The many patrons of the Mikado
Tea Boom will be pleased to notice
the great improvement that this popular resort has undergone of late. The
room has been extended considerably
to the rear and gives accommodation
for about twelve more seats. Owing
to the manner in which business has
increased during the last month or so
at this lunch room, the above extension was absolutely necessary. A
welcome addition to the ladies is a
small dressing room where they can
indulge in a wash and tidy up.
—The Work That Counts:
While giving credit to the elect
orate of Victoria for its display of
wisdom in the choice made at the
polls on Thursday, the 3rd, and while
bearing due testimony to the efficiency of the platform debaters and the
soundness of the policy they promul
gated, let no one forget the debt that
is due to the systematic, organized,
efficient work performed by the members of the committee under the
chairmanship of Mr. W. E. Ditchburn.
It is organization that counts in election work—so says every practical
politician. And the. committee had
its work well organized. The city
was divided into eleven districts. To
each of these from twenty to thirty
workers were, assigned.. They were
delegated to canvass.the individuals,
and check results of their interviews.
As a consequence the committee knew
in advance within a few votes how
the tide of battle would turn. Enthusiastic, efficient, energetic workers
such as formed this committee are of
inestimable value to any political
It has not taken long for Thomas
Jefferson, to establish himself as a
popular and prosperous star. He gives
a masterful performance of "Rip
Van Winkle" and is being received
with open arms all over the country.
Young Mr. Jefferson resembles his
famous father so closelv, both on and
off the stage, that it is hard to tell
them apart. When he comes on the
stage it seems as if the elder Jefferson himself-were there. His voice is
that of his father and his laugh recalls old associations with dear old
Bip. Mr. Jefferson will appear in
Victoria on November 21.
Now is a good time.to start Christmas advertising in "Progress."
(Hugh Kenedy.)
About One hundred people comprised the audience at Miss Hallock's
pianoforte recital in the A. 0. U. W.
Hall on the evening of Nov. 4th, of
these a considerable number were
children. The conditions therefore
that faced the artist when she was
led on the stage by Mrs. Harris were
not precisely inspiring. As the recital proceeded these conditions did
not improve. The children took the
office of applauding upon themselves,
and carried their demonstrations of
approval to such an extent that Miss
Hallock actually addressed the audience, deprecating the encore
nuisance. Her protest was promptly
encored.   In fact,
Children to right of her,
Children to left of her,
Children in front of her,
Volleyed and thundered.
while in the rear there appeared to
be a masked redoubt of heavier artillery to prevent the peaceful-retirement of the unfortunate artist from
the stage. That she was able to lose
herself so completely in her interpretations was a high tribute to her powers of concentration.
The childish and indiseriminating
applause with which Miss Hallock's
playing was received was the more
irrating that her performance was
one to win the approval of the most
mature and critical audience. Her
sex and physique impose natural limitations upon her in certain directions. In respect of power as well
as of extreme technical virtuosity she
suffers in comparison with more celebrated pianists. If, however, poetic
conception and charm of execution
be made the basis of comparison, her
rank among contemporary pianists is
a high one. She has individuality—
that essential of the artist. Her work
bears in every phase the impress of
a strong and indeDerident intellect,
but, above; all, it is the emotional element in her' interpretation that
makes the strongest appeal. Even
la .Bach fugue becomes under her;
touch full of warmth and color.'- In
the Chopin G Major nocturne—the
'number. I enjoyed most—a specially-
beautiful, singina-?tonf was evoked!.
Iii: all the' numbers oj*'^the;' inteiest*.
ing and unhackneyed—if not very
Tieavy programme, the same clarity
of execution,'finish.of detail, and high
poetic conception were never wanting. .-..•• ■-:'•,-
'Miss Hallock's lecture recital, owing to a'misunderstanding as to the
evening on whieh it was to be given,-
I. unfortunately missed. Although it
was re viewed an. last -week's issue of
"Progress," further comment on it,
from a different point of view, will
hot be out of "place here. The lecture was devoted to a development
of the original theory that the sense
of rythm has been evolved from, and
is influenced by, the beats of the
pulse in the human, body. It is easy
to understand how such a subject, in
the hands of a pianist capable of
playing illustrations as Miss Hallock
can, would he presented in a most entertaining way. What further value
it can have, however, it is not so easy
to see. The hypothesis has the greatest inherent weakness any hypothesis can have. It is unnecessary. The
accepted theory of the evolution of
the sense of rythm meets all requirements. It is from the. movement of
the feet, not from those of the heart,
that the rythmical sense was evolved.
The healthv pulse is accompanied by
no muscular sensation. How a sensation—to bull broadly—thaji was
never experienced could give rise to
a feeling for rythm is hard to understand. The sensations accompanying
the act of walking, and, later,, that
of dancing are amply sufficient to
account for the development of the
rhythmical sense. The rhythms peculiar to the music of certain nations
are invariably based upon the dance
rhythms of those nations. The systole
and diastole of the heart may correspond to tbe arsis and thesis of
duple time, but I fancy the waltz
king, Strauss himself would have had
difficulty in writing a bar in triple
time, while holding a finger on his
pulse, The fact noted by the lecturer that much of the greatest music
of the greatest masters is at a tempo
corresponding nearly to the rate of
the heart beat is merely a coincidence
It corresponds just as closely to the
average rate of the footfall in walking
It may be that I am placing upon
the lecturer's theory a .construction
not intended by her. I am taking
the accounts in thc daily papers, supplemented by other descriptions of
the lecture, as the basis of my com
ment. Whatever. intrinsic value the
theory may have, it in no way affects the indisputable claims of Miss
Hallock to an important position as
a very talented and poefie exponent
of modern pianoforte playing.
(John Trotter)
Oh! fair is the land of the maple tree,
The home of the brave and the free;
And proud are the hearts that seek to
The children of one family.
Nurtured, protected, clothed and fed,
With plenty and to spare,
While other nations fought and bled,
A victor's crown to wear.
But a mesage came both clear and
In Autumn's golden days.
A message   from Canada's Liberal
"Depart not from thy ways."
Though Canada's sons have prospered
From toil they find a rest,
While  'mid Arcadian   scenes   they
With health and plenty blest,
But a vague unrest from east to west
Comes floating o'er the land,
And some brave sons in vain would
The Chieftain's guiding hand;
Then  the  Chieftain spoke  and the
sons did hear,
His statesmanship they knew;
And his words were kind, he knew no
His enemies were few.
"Oh! Canada's sons, why will   ye
To stay my guiding hand ;
What else my wish, but you should
thrive   '
In this your native land.
You've fought t°r y°m' country well,
And for the Fatherland.
And,some brave .lads in battle fell
' Oh the veldt in another land.
Though mixed in race, in tongue and
'.;.' creed— .
' Part English and part French—
I've sought through life, by Word and
.  .   i deed,
Quarrels and strife to quench.
But the tinie has come for you to
choose       ; [.
.The one to guard your home,
And 'choose ye well, lest soiis we lose
In other lands to roam.
But one word more ere the lot is cast,
'Tis. for my' country's sake,.. ,
My wish is your's while life Shall
A nation we will make.
We'll build our lines to broader fields
From east to farthest west,
Where in years to come the harvest
The richest and the best.
Then will sons from other nations
. And join us in our toil,
Swelling the numbers already here
To till the virgin soil.
I love my country, I love you all,
I'll he your guardian still;
Will you answer truly, when I call?"
The sons reply: "We will."
— Victoria, B.C., Nov. 1st, 1904.
can come to our store and get the
best piano there is for the price.
It is one of these:
Have it sent to yonr home, try
it for several weeks, and if it isn't
exactly right, return it and get
your money again. The reason
is'that one or other of the pianos
we sell is sure to measure np to
your expectations. If it doesn't
we take all risk. But there is no
risk to take—yOu areas certain of
satisfaction by purchasing from
us as the Provincial Government
is of its taxes.
M. W. Waitt & Co.
44 Government St.
Farm to Rent
A nice farm of 250 acres, Hcuse, Barns,
Orchard, River, 25 acres cultivated, 25
acres cleared, on good road in Cowichan
Will rent with option to purchase;
Houses to rent and Insurance effected.
4-   Fort Street Telephone jo
Full line of
Granite and Tinware for Householders.
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Woodmen of the World.
Meets iat and 3rd Fridays. Assessment! en
due and payable^on the first day of the month.
Members must notify clerk of change of occupation and location. ,
Independent Forester*.
Court Cariboo No. 743 meets in No. 1 Halt
A. O. U. W., ist aud 3rd Tuesdays at 8 p. tn.
Thos. Le Meiseurier, Fin. Sec, Garbally Rd.
R. C. Wilson, Rec. Sec. igi Chatham Steeet
Fraternal Order of Eagle*.
Victoria Aerie No. is F. 0. E. meets
Wednesday evening in Eagle Hall, Adelph'l
Block, at 8:30 p. m. Sojouru ng brothers made
welcome. Joseph Wachter, W. President; Frank
LeRov w. Secretary.
Northern tight. No.  5935.
a. ©. P.
Meets «> -and 4th Wednesday in each month
in K. of P. Hall, Douglas St. Visiting members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P. Hancock, Chief Ranger; W. F. Fullerton
Knights of Pythtas.
Far West Lodge No. 1 meets at their Hall, cor
Douglas and Pandora Streets, every Friday st I
p.m. ' Sojourning brothers are always welcome;
J.H. Penketh, C.C.; Harry Weber, K. of R.ftS.
Box S44.
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at K. of P. Hall. Adult Foresters are always
welcome. S. L. Redgrave! President; E. A.
Laken, Secretary.
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_______________________ 8
The Realm
of Sport
Golfers Will Have Their Innings-
Selous Will Hunt No
The first monthly medal competition of the Golf Glub took place last
Saturday on the Oak Bay links. Unfortunately the weather was most un-
propitious for good scores as a hurricane was blowing the whole time.
In the senior division Mr. Cronyn
with 96-12 took first place, whilst Mr.
Bruce was successful in the second
class. Appended are the scores:—
A Division.
C. N. Cronyn 96-12-S4.
' Col. A. W. Jones 102-12—90.   . •
C. N. Cobbett 99-2-97.
B Division.
W. D. Bruce 104-18-S6.
A. S. Robertson 123-18—105. "
G. V. Cuppage 122-14-108.
The postponed ladies' medal competition took place last Monday on
the, Oak Bay links in fine golfing
weather. There was a fair turnout of
players. The result was a tie bet-
tween Mrs. Combe (70—playing- from
scratch) and Mrs. Martin, who went
round in 88 less 12 handicap. Mrs.
Combe (whose score was as follows:
654766 5 666464 5—76) is to
be congratulated on reducing the
ladies' medal record from 79 to 76.
Previously the record at 79 was held
by Mrs. Combe and Mrs. Langley.
Appended are the scores.—
Mrs. Combe 76-scratcli—76.
Mrs. Martin SS-12-76..
Mrs. Burton 80-scratch—SO.
Mrs. Hultbn-Harrop 89-8—81.
Mrs. Irving 91-8—S3.
Mrs. Musgrave 100-16—84.
Mrs. Langley 100-16-84.
Miss Bell 106-20-86.
Miss G. Loewen 97-8—S9.
Miss S. Pemberton 107-16-91.
5   Mrs. Laing 108-16-92.
Mrs. A. W. Jones 105-12-93.
A ladies' competition will be held
on Monday for a putter presented for
competition by the local professional.
Intending competitors must give their
names to the ladies' co.nmitt.ee before
9 a.m. on Monday, also giving the
names of their partner*.
Mr. A. Z. Palmer by defeating Mr.
Mackarell by 8 and 7 has won the
championship of Ottawa.
Mr. Mansfield Hunter, who was one
nf the team touring this country and
the Slates with the Oxford and Cambridge Golf Society last season, is to
be married early next year.
Tlie ladies' tie between Mrs. Combe
and Mrs. Martin, resulted in a win
for Mrs. Combo bv 1 stroke'.
!-••-■ ' MASHIE.
* *  *
A progressive whist tournament is
contemplated by the V. W. A. A. A.
»   *   *
Fishing was "never better" at
Shawnigan and Sooke.
* *   »
The J. B. A. A. basketbnllers play
at Ladysmith to-night.
* e    •
The boys of (he V ,W. A. A. A. are
contemplating the purchase of a pool
table for their club rooms.
* «   #
Towns and Stnnbury will probably
race tor the single sculling championship of tho world about next Easter.
* *   *
A meeting of I lie senior city basketball league is called  for Monday
evening in the Y. M. C. A. rooms.
»   *   *
The monthly mixed foursomes competition of the TT. S. fl. C. for November will be played next Thursday.
The J. P.. A. A. 'open handball
tournament" opens Monday with   an
entry of ten teams.
«   «   *
Those who have gone hunting re-
centlv in the neighborhood of Fid-
dick's Junction nre heartily glnd of
* #    *
Interesting prosecutions are talked of in connection with trespass by
cily sportsmen on enclosed lands in
the Metohosin district.
<»   «   *
The final game in the J, B. A. A.
handicap handball series was won by
S. Jost: and J. Finlaisoii from R.
Peden nnd K. Hughes, the score being 21-19, 9-21, 21-18.
»    •    a
,A splendid exhibition of Association is looked for when the Garrison
footballers again meet Victoria United at Oak Bay this afternoon.   Tt is
the last chance of Victoria United
to keep in the championship race.
* *   *
Victoria's   Intermediate    Rugby
players succeeded in putting it over
the Bonaventure team last Saturday
by a score of 10 to 3.
»   »   *
McLeod is now making a match
with his old time chum and "townie"
Swanson, undertaking to throw him
three times within an hour or write
a check for $1,000.
* *   *
The Oak Bay Juniors (Rugby) are
trying conclusions this afternoon at
Caledonia Park with a combined fifteen of the Collegiate, Central and
High schools. The game starts punctually at 1:30.
* *   *
Agnes Deans Cameron's proposal
of a junior Rugby league appears to
have (as it ought) fallen in fruitful
soil. The J. B. A. A. will do all it
can to help the scheme along, and will
give a championship cup for competition. H. D. Helmcken, K.C, and D.
Leeming form a special committee to
confer with Miss Cameron in the matter.
tt   *   *
Two sportsmen have complained to
"Progress" of their dogs being pois-
ened on the hills between the Summit
and Sooke Lake. There could be no
legitimate excuse for laying poison in
that locality, and it is to be hoped the
police may be furnished with information that will enable them to identify and properly punish the cowardly poisoners.
* *   *
The Victoria West; A. A. will introduce handball this season, and will
provide an abundance of good indoor
amusement for residents of this section during the winter months. The
annual meeting of the association, for
the election of officers, etc., is to be
held next week.
* *   *
Appended is the .junior football
league standing:
P. W. L.   D. Pts.
North Ward .... 2     2     0     0 4
Capitals    ..2    1    1     0 2
St. Louis College. 2     110 2
Victoria West".. 10     10 0
High School..   ..2     0     2     0 0
»   »   *
Joe Gans, who has never made a
practice of finding excuses for himself, declares that ho did a foolish
thing- in trying to come down to 133
lbs. for his championship battle witli
Jimmy Britt. He was all right in
the first couple of rounds, and then
as everyone about the ring could
see, he went to pieces. He would
like another match with Britt, he
says, but not; at such weight as would
demand a. sacrifice of strength on his
part to make it.
* *   *
At the annual meeting of the Victoria Kennel Club, hold during the
present week, it was decided to reduce the membership fee from $2 to
$1, nnd officers for the ensuing year
were chosen as follows. President,
J. W. Creighton; vice-president, Dr.
A. J. Garesche; secretary, T. P. McConnell: treasurer. T. Plimley; superintendent, F. Turner. The following
board of directors was selected: Geo.
Florence. R. R. Watson, H. F. Dunn.
D. A. Upper and Gob. Jay. Those
appointed to act on the bench show
committee are Messrs. J, R. Saunders,
Dr; Onrescho .J. Angus, H. J. Dunn
and C. A. Goodwin.
ft -I! tt
The opening of the Rugby season
>vns ifnprbpifiohs for Victoria, the
Nanaimo Hornets winning from them
io the tune of 13-iiil. Victoria had
,in active team, loo; but there was
n difference of 30 lbs. to the mnn iii
favor of the 'Coal City men, and
weight told. The field was virtually
afloat, nnd the match was played in
lit I'ul showers of rain. The next
league match will be between Xanai-
mo and Vancouver at Brockton Point.
Vancouver, oil Thanksgiving Day. and
on Ihe 26th the Mainland fifteen will
lie here, lo oppose Victoria on the
Oak Bay field.
* *    •
A friend writes to this paper of the
good sport to had duck hunting by
searchlight from one of Ihe steamers
in the C. P. R.'s Arrow Lake service.
He says "After darkness hns fallen,
a member of the deck crew keeps a
; sharp lookout forward and the senreh-
j light is manipulated to sweep the
surface quite a distance ahead. The
vibrntiii!' report of a 12-bore makes
known when n duck is sighted, nnd if
I be bend wns true a small boat is put
off and the trophy picked up. Several
• iiod baas hnve boon brought in by
I he crews, who opine duck hunting
with n searchlight is to be classed
with    chasing coons    with    a    pine
torch." But isn't duck shooting- after
sunset contra to the game law of the
province in such cases made and
provided ?
In Association football last Saturday the Garrison succeeded in detesting Victoria West, after a close
and e> citing game, by 3-0; while the
less important engagements of the
day resulted as follows: North
Ward beat High School, 1-0; St.
Louis College beat Victoria West,
3-0; Victoria United and H. M. S.
Bonaventure drew, 1-all. The standing- of the several teams in the District Association Football League is
now as hereunder:—
Garrison 4 2     1     1 5
Victoria United.. 3 111 3
Victoria West  ..4 0     0     0 0
*      V      *
Frederick Courtney Selous, the
world's famous lion and elephant
hunter and the original of H. Rider
Haggard's "Allan Quartermain,"
who was in this province last month
after a hunting trip to the Far North,
has written to a friend in Vancouver
stating that he fears he will not after
all be able to make another tour after
big game. "I sometimes fancy I have
done my last hunting," lie says. "I
am going home to England for the
winter. All I wish to do now is to
go quietly home and rest. There is
still chance for much sport in Canada, but tliere was no possibility of
remaining longer in the North unless
I was to remain all the season, and
I was not prepared for that. I lingered as long as possible in the Northern woods, but at last was compelled to come away. That Northern
country will always be attractive to
the adventurous traveller and the
hunter. It will always possess a
great fascination for sportsmen. One
feels as far from the busy haunts of
men on the Upper Yukon as in any
part of the world. Thc silence of the
primeval forest still exists, unbroken
by any human sound. Game is sufficiently plentiful."
Miss Muriel Hall Distinguishes Herself Artistically at "Seaview."
A series of piano recitals has been
given by the pupils of Miss S. F.
Smith, ending with a recital by Miss
Muriel Hall ^assisted by other pupils,
on Saturday last; at "Seaview,."
Dallas Road. The latter recital was
one of the most successful ever given
in Victoria.
Miss Hall is but fifteen years of
age. Her artistic rendering and execution would compare most favorably
with many artists her senior. Her
versatility is shown in the beautiful interpretation of the different
styles of compositions, as will be seen
by the programme. Miss Hall has
been a student at Miss Smith's studio
for seven yenrs and his lordship the
Bishop of Columbia spoke in high
favor of the traianing received there,
mentioning that lie had on several
former occasions awarded prizes to
Miss Hull. Rev. Dr. Campbell also
spoke about several recitals he had
attended of Miss Smith's and the
thoroughness of her teaching. 'When
Dr. Fisher of the Toronto Conservatory of Music visited Victoria this
summer, he was much pleased with
Miss Hall's playing, and the playing
of other pupils of Miss Smith.
Miss Lorna Eberts' execution of
Beethoven nnd Chaminade showed
great talent nnd good training. Miss
M. George rendered her selection so
cleverly thai it brought forth an encore. Miss Mabel Booz is another
clever pupil, who is quite young. Miss
Cecelia Green and Miss M. Sweet also
did justice to their selections.
Tlie Bishop of Columbia presented
the awards as follows:
Miss Muriel Hall, gold medal; Miss
Lorna Eberts, senior second, book of
poems; Miss Mabel Boo/,, junior first,
silver cup and saucer: Miss Ada
Malhoson, first: theory prize, book of
Miss Edith llicklin of Vancouver,
11. C. rendered some excellent solos.
Her Quality of voice is a rich sympathetic contralto .and encores were
called for. Her accompaniments were
plnyed by Mrs. Garrett Smith, who
is nlso well known ns a. solo pianiste.
Airs. Smith's legato touch and pedalling produced Ihe most charming effect. She is n certificated pupil of
Leipzig. Germany, and has lately composed a very pretty song, hut it has
not vet been hoard in public.
Miss Smith is to he congratulated
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Appended was the programme:
Nevin, .. Country Dance, Op. 6, No. 2
Misses M. Hall and L. Eberts
Delibos, Pizzicati
Kaiganoff Berceuse, Op. 20
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Miss M. George
Schubert, .... Impromptus, Op. 142
Mendelssohn, Prelude
Miss Muriel Hall
Beethoven, .. Fur Elise
Chaminade, ..  .. Pas Des Amphores
Miss Lorna Eberts
Jadassohn, Scherzo, Op. 35
Schmoll, .... Spinning Wheel, Op. 7
Jensen Adolf .. Elfin Dance, Op. 33
Miss Mabel Booz
Paderewski Melodic, Op. S
Widor, .. Morceau de Salon, Op. 15
Chaminade ..Caprice Espagnol, Op. 54
Saint Saens, Mazurka, Op. CO
Miss Muriel Hall
Mrs. Garret Smith (Vocal Solo)
Miss Edith Hicklin
i Mrs. Garret Smith
Binding, Christian,. .Pompose. Op. 24
Tschaikowsky, .. Humoresque, Op. 10
| Moszkowski Valse Brillanfe
Binding Rustle of Spring, Op. 32
I . Miss Muriel Hnll
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