Arthur Douglas Crease Letters, Diaries and Scrapbooks
Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease of Victoria to his brother Lindley Crease and his mother Sarah Crease; instructions for the offensive of July 26, 1917; a regimental notebook, diaries and scrapbook. Learn more.
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plained some of the marvels he had witnessed.
Doctor Hall stated that according to the theory advanced by the San Francisco physician, the electrons composing the tissue of the human body in health gave off a specific number of vibrations per second, and when diseased the number changed, either going higher or lower. According to actual demonstrations made by Doctor Abrams, he said, accurate diagnosis of complex diseases were made by the use of an instrument for measuring the radio vibrations from electrons of diseased tissue. Nor was this all: Doctor Abrams had demonstrated his power to accurately diagnose diseases from samples of blood sent him from distant places, and after a considerable lapse of time. From the same samples he contended, and proved this by actual tests, that he could determine the sex of the person from whom the sample had been taken, and the personal characteristics and nationality of such person.
The meeting opened by Mrs. Jost, president of the club, calling upon Rev. Dr. Sipprell, pastor, to lead in prayer. Following the addresses, Mrs Walker contributed a piano solo.
Theatre was filled for Fall Carnival
Spectacular Performance Will Be Repeated at Royal Victoria Theatre Twice Today
Victoria's Fall Carnival played to another packed house at the Royal Victoria Theatre last night, and the last performance will be held today, the matinee commencing at three o'clock and the evening show at 8:15.
The huge company of Victoria artists assembled under the direction of Mr. P.L. Lynwood gave what was regarded by those who had seen both performances as an even finer display of their talent last night. For an amateur production of such magnitude the Carnival had very few rough edges to begin with, and these were effectually polished off during the first night's showing.
For vastness of conception and brilliance of color, the Fall Carnival is probably unique in the annals of amateur theatrical production. With such a wealth of detail involved, the task of bringing together and molding into a finished piece of work a performance such as the Fall Carnival was fraught with almost every difficulty of the theatrical producing art, but the actual results are probably far in excess of those most lavish in their predictions.
Few spectacles witnessed by a Victoria audience have been as impressive and colorful as the opening grand march executed by the entire company. "A Night in Koko's Garden" is a remarkably effective act with an Oriental setting and music from Japanese orchestras. Children play a dominant part in the Carnival and in their dainty frocks presented a pictured of wonderment and adoration in a series of acts, such as the "Midsummer night's Dream", the Wood nymphs and Garland Girls, and other scenes in which they played a part. The Royal Minuet is a triumph of grace and costuming.
Voting for the most popular act took place last night and the result will be announced tonight.
BC Archives, MS-2879, Box 83, File 1 CREASE FAMILY, "Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919.