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 •"2,   OCT16190S
V fy,
Lot 273, Containing ln(i
Acres, Purchased by Mr.
Bauer—Will Be Laid
Out into Town Lots and
Put on the Market-
Fine Building Sites.
A real estate transaction of
some importance and which goes
to show the interest taken in
prnperry on this side of the Inlet,
wis that which was put through
this week, by which Mr. W. A.
liiuer secured lot J73, containing
156 acres, for the sum of $50,000.
This land is a part of the Lonsdale
citate, and is immediately behind
the Moodyville mill property.
The western limit ol it lies three
blocks east of Lonsdale 'avenue
the thoroughfare leading north
fr )in the North Vancouver ferry
wharf, It is just east of thai
,, portion of the Lonsdale estate
secured hy Mr. A. St. O. Hamers-
ley, of this town.
It is Mr. Bauer's intention to
place this lot on the market as
soon as it has been laid out into
streets and blocks. He is now
busy preparing a plan ol the new
addition, and when this is coin
pletrd, the principal avenues wili
li cleared. Tin whole property
Ins a southern aspect, with a
gi.iilnal slope towards Burrard
will enable the laboring man to
keep in touch with the outside
world, and acquire an education
while earning his daily bread.
There are, it is estimated about a
quarter of a million men in the
frontier camps ol Canada upon
which there is spent less than $5,-
000 annually for educational purposes.
The Ontario legislature sets
apart Si,200 annually for a series
of lectures and demonstrations to
the miners, and makes a grant, just
raised to $1,000, to the Canadian
Reading Camp association, but it
is felt that much remains to be
The booklet contains some
twenty cuts of scenes in camps,
illustrating the life of the men
working in the mines, the woods
and on the railroads, also the work
done by the reading camps. Many
papers, magazines and books are-
sent out, and are received with
much appreciation. A list is published of the subscriptions that
have been received during the
A Plea for Lumbermen
Navvies—Quarter nf a
Million on the Frontiei
-The Work of the
Canadian Reading Cam])
The fifth annual report ol the
Canadian Reading Camp association is ,111 interesting little illustrated pamplet on "The Education of the Frontier Laborer,"
sent out by A ir A Fiupatrick, B.
A., Bjx 137, Whitby, Out., superintendent of camp education.
This orgonization aims to promote the welfare of the class ol
men who do the rough, olten unpleasant and dangerous work ol
the country by securing recognition
ol their claim to have at least
"comlortahle sanitary and commodious quarters, educational
facilities and a modicum of sociel
and religious life; not only bright
and capacious sleeping quarters
(bunk houses and sleep camps),
but also rooms lor healthful, social
and intellectual culture and public
The report states that 30 per
cent, of the navvies, woodmen and
miners of Canada can neither read
nor write; 50 per cent, do not
know the multiplication table; and
75 per cent, cannot make out then
time nor tell whether or not they
receive Justin at the hands ol their
A plea is made for the diffusion
of education! and a system tha,
Despite the fact that the ferry
is entitled to a clear course across
the inlet, night and day, yet there
is nearly at all times some vessel
or vessels anchored where it is
positively dangerous. On Tues-
dav morning when the fog was
eery thick the ship Nil Dcsperan-
dum, which has been lying here for
a week or so, swerving round with
the tide and stood fair across the
road ol tho iteanier St. George
But Capt. Rush, who was on the
lookout lor this trespasser, skillfully cleared it. The pilots, or,
and perhaps the municipal council,
shoud at once take steps to reined)
this malicious state of affairs by
calling on the Department of
Marine. Or must there needs be
first a disaster to ocularly demonstrate that anchoring vessels on
this course is posidiiely dangerous?
A meeting was held in the municipal hall on Monday evening for
the purpose of organizing a social
club, composed of the employees
of th*' Western Corporation. ThL'
chair was occupied by Mr. S. McDowell who, in his opening remarks pointed out the great benefit!
to be derived by the members from
such an organization, and spoke
encouragingly to intending, members of the facilities olfered for
those who wished to qualify their
oratorial powers, as John Bright,
one of the leading English orators,
acquired his knowledge ol oratory
by informal addresses before such
assemblies as this.
Other speeches were made by
some ol the members, after which
the meeting proceeded to elect
officers. The following were then
chosen for the ensuing year.
President, Sam Martin; vice-
president, S. McDowell; secretary,
Chas. Durstun; treasurer, II. C.
Wright; committee, Messrs. Prime
Nuwcombc, McOuarrie, Cottell
and Benson.
Premises suitable for such an
organization, have been secured on
Second street, and on Thursday
evening next the club will hold an
opening concert, the first ol a
series ol social evenings to be held
luting the winter months.
Chas. Mee of Moodyville, is all
■miles these days, Its a 13-pound
bouncing baby boy who arrived on
Wednesday.    Mother and child are
doing well,
The British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Has Taken Lease of the
Fine Grounds from the
Horticultural Society.—
General Manager Sperling Speaks.
A contract was signed Monday
afternoon which provides that work-
shall be immediately commenced
on the clearing of live acres at the
corner of Lonsdale avenue and
Twenty-first street. This live-acre
tract is owned by the North Vancouvei' Horticultural Society. Under an agreement with the British
Columbia Electric Railway Company, which will shortly commence
the construction ol tramway lines
in Nortli Vancouver, the Horticultural Society leases these live acres
to the electric company on condition that the latter clear the grounds
and put them in condition for use
as a public park, exhibition or recreation grounds.
As the grounds will be at tbe
terminus of the street car line up
Lonsdale avenue, and will thereby
tend to create traffic in that direction, it was with that object in
view that the company undertook
I to defray the cost of clearing live
acres, being given a lease for live
years in return. The Horticultural
Society, on the other hand, is to be
given the privilege of holding exhibitions on the grounds.
But in addition to the Horticultural Society's grounds, on which
work will be commenced at once
and continued all winter, so as to
give the grounds a chance to get in
shape liy the time the street cars
are running up Lonsdale avenue,
the British Columbia Electric Railway Company has closed a deal for
another trad of a fraction under
sixteen acres which is to be also
reserved for park purposes. This
trac; adjoins the Horticultural So-
ciety'^ grounds at the corner of
Lonsdale avenue and Twenty-first
street, and comprises the easterly
hall of block 207 and the whole of
block 20S.
Mr. R. H. Sperling, genera
manager of the British Columbia
Electric Railway Company, states
that the company's intention in
securing this property was to have
an extensive tract which could be
turned into an attractive public
park later tin. While nothing ex
tensive in the way of improvements
to the property would be made lor
perhaps a year, the company desired to have a place that would be
suitable for any kind ol outdoor
attraction. When the conditions
and population demanded it, this
tract would be fitted up as a mud
em park and recreation grounds.
These two public park tracts to
gether with the Lonsdale Gardens
owned by the North Vancouver
Ferry & Bower Company, and the
Municipal Park on Lonsdale avenue, will give this town four good-
sized resorts.
A number of improvements are
also planned lor the Lonsdale Garden:, by the Ferry Company during
the coming winter and spring.
1'. Larson, proprietor ol the
Hotel North Vancouver, has sold
i!e Norden Hotel, Cordova street,
A Report Sent Out from Detroit Causes Comment.
-"All Roads Lead to
Rome, so All Roads Will
Be Tributary to Burrard
Inlet," Says R. G. Mac.
pherson, M. P.
A report which seems to have
started at Detroit and is going the
rounds of the Canadian news-
papets to the effect that North
Vancouver will be the headquar
ters of the Grand Trunk Pacific on
the Pacific coast has been denied
officially at Ottawa, and at the
same time the important an
nouncemont was made that Kaine
Island would be the terminus.
The dispatches further state that
thtire can be no question that one
of the northern ports on the Pacr
fie will be chosen for the head
quarters. There are various cog
eat reasons for this. In the first
place tiie main line will run direct
to a northern port; secondly, some
ol the northern ports have natura
harbors of immense area and con
vetiience; thirdly, they are nearer
to China and Japan than the
southern whether Vancouver, Vic
tilia, Portland or San Francisco
in fact vessels sailing from the
southern ports to China have to go
north to the great circle before
starting across the Pacific ocean
Then it is pointed out that in
rim: the Grand Trunk Pacific will
build a branch to North Vancouver on Burrard inlet; but thai
is ANot'HBR QUESTION, it is said.
It will be noticed that the G. T.
P. has its eye on Burrard inlet,
just the same.
Recently R, G. Macpherson,
M. P., said to T/HK Express, in
speaking of the V., V. & E., that
the granting of that charter had
greatly stimulated railroad building
in British Columbia.
"It is the connecting link in the
southern portion of the interior ol
the province with the V., W. & Y.
and the Great Northern, which
means that North Vancouver will
be the Burrard inlet terminal for
the latter road and the G. T. P.
"All roads lead to Rome," added
Mr. Macpherson, "so all roads
building to-day in this province
will be tributary to Burrard inlet,
and the Twin cities the great commercial centres of the Pacific
This has alrerady been corroborated by President J. |. Hill.
Thursday evening George Prime,
who had charge of a team belonging to the Western Corporation,
limited, met with a severe accident,
and as a result Is now at the General
it appears that at about 5:45
o'clock he was just turning his
heavy load of lime off Lonsdale
avenue, near the wharf, when the
wagon jolted and he fell off, the
front wheel passing over hib body
Irom the left shoulder lengthwise,
lloii Mr. Wiggins, of Victoria, who
was passing, started in hastl lor
I >r. Dyer, the local physician, who
arrived promptly. After a thorough
examination the doctor decided
that ho must he taken to the lios-
piiai loi treatment at once.   Wll«
don's rig was called and the unfortunate man taken over on the 8:40
ferry. From last accounts Mr.
Prime was doing as well as could
be expected, having injured his
kidneyr He is about 30 vears old
and a strong, well-bull 1 an, He
is a comparatively new comer here,
and is very popular with his associates.
Vancouver city should board up
Hastings street, between Granville
and Cambic.
Mr. A. B. Diplock has presented
the Western Corporation Social
Club with two tables and twelve
Askew and Kennedy, who are
clearing First street, are pushing
the work to completion in double
quick time.
Dr. Gordon and her husband
lelt on Thursday for the east. Mr.
and Mrs Gordon are expected to
return in the spring and locate
The residents of Twelfth ',street
east of Lonsdale avenue, are
thankful for the new plank path
just finished. One says he is a
veritable tight-rope walker and is
getting used to it,
Capt. Mooney has not yet returned from his* trip to Harrison
Hot Springs. But Capt. Chas.
Rush, bis substitute is making
very successful landings. He is
also making good time.
The Weary Willies think that
ihe sleeping accomodation at the
Carnegie library, Vancouver, is not
what it should be lor a city the size
of it.
Mr. II. M. Ramsay, secretary
and manager of the ferry company,
inspected the docks at North Vancouver, with a view ol perfecting
their lighting.
Rodney Renshaw, ol Moodyville,
and John Parker of this town returned from Bowcn Island on
Wednesday evening with well
filled bags ol grouse.
The 200 tons of ccal consigned
to the Ferry Company has not yet
arrived at the bunkers. Messrs.
McDonald & Marpole. of Vancouver, however, in the meantime are
supplying the ferry in a most satisfactory manner.
Officer McDadc had a four-mile
walk to McNair's logging-camp
Thursday afternoon, to serve a
lubpeeni on Alexander Hamilton,
who is wanted to give testimony in
the Davidson inquest. Officer McDadc failed to find him as he was
at another camp further up. Unless
word reached him last night he will
hardly appear today.
And the Result Will Be Immediate Installation of
a "Hello" SyBtem Across
the Inlet with the City
of Vancouver—In Operation January 1, 1906.
An agreement has practically
been reached between the municipality of North Vancouver and
the B. C. Telephone Company,
which will result in the immediate
installation of a "hello" system
across the Inlet.
Reference to this was made some
time ago, but at that timr there
was a question still at issue. This
referred to special privileges to be
granted the telephone company in
consideration of providing the
accomodation at once.
The company lelt that (or a
term of years the line would be un*
remunerative and that freedom
from taxation and license fees
should be accorded it for that
This claim has been met by the
municipality agreeing to (orcgo
these payments until such time as
the telephone company shall have
200 subscribers.
The further conditions ins inserted that the line must be ready
lor operation by January 1, 1906,
but the company now asks that
this time be extended in case un-
forseen contingencies should arise.
This will probably be accepted by
the council.
Supt. Kent, of the B. C. Telephone Company, stated that work
on the new line would be started
as soon as the council's reply was
received. As previously stated the
line will cross the inlet at the first
narrows and will cost about <io,-
000. The cable has already been
Mr. Spencer, ol First street, is
under the weather.
Many Mission Indians have left
here on prolonged fishing trips.
The Nortli Vancouver Herald
has gone to the proverbial journalistic boneyard, Editor Egan says
that if the people of Vancouver
will not patronize a good Monday
morning paper why it's not his
fault. But then public opinion is
fickle.    R. I. P.
It is desiretl that North Vancouver should be re-named. The
question now is : What shall we call the new city ?
Fill in the following coupon and send or leave it at Thi. Kxinrss
office ;
My choice of a new dome for North Vancouver n
My SmiK u
Following votea have been received to date and will
be added to in our next Issue:
Burrard          22
Worth Vancouver        16
Inlet City  3
Alexandra           il
NoltTIII'dl'T     1
Tttl tXPUt SS,
Kt.ntt Vincmw, B C,
A MViIiiV Wewspspti  Pcrtf raffed by
Tllfi EXfffESS PKIffTfffG CO,
$ *V|' ■■•.■>:    it  .1   ,'i,it
(,f i >«(,!. HARTLEY,
Managing Editor
Advertising M.'.n.'igef
■JltlMY, OCTOBER 13, IIH)6.
'(Slobs in whidi intoxicants are sold |
I an ut inspection. |
The advocates ol lemperance legislation are up in arms and something will be doing when the ligis-
lature meets. So Vancouver city
is not the only place confronted
with this slate of affairs.
Tin milium: of wheal grown in the
Canadian West in 1004 was 54,390,678
bushels, which brought $40,900,310.17,
or an avei ge pi 0 pci bus n1 of ;,i
Afrits with their wares are not
uncommon in North Vancouver.
Complaint ii made ol this f ct
hereabouts. Take, lor instance,
the sale of tea and coffee. Now,
the local dealers, who are in this
business, hold that it is not just
the right sort of thing to encourage
outsiders lo their detriment, They
are right in their contention. The
great principle ul patronizine, home
industry must be practised by the
residents if they ever expect their
town to grow,
The municipal council should
place a license on agents and pi tl
lars encroaching on the territory
of the local merchants.
Some time ago, the town governors imposed a tariff on non resi
dent Chinese gardeners. II till
Celestial can be got alter this way,
why not others?
"All Iht typhoid lever patients come
from the country," sty Hit authorities Yes; unless ymi are used to
the city, you're sure to be knocked
.11 the minute y ill enter the limits.
Get thee to a night school, young
"Twas  on   Trafalgar
Chorus, gentlemen.
Remember   the     Westminster
Fair.    It was a dream.
This weather is poor encouragement to the coal men.
Now that the Westminster Fair
is over, there is fine fall fair
'Way back east the papers say
there is room for a few more factories. Out west there is also
plenty ol room.
The usual services will he held in
St, Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Sixth street, Nortli Vancouver, on
In the morning at 11 a, m. the
pastor will continue the discussion
of the Parables of Jesus, the subject this week being "Neighbourliness."
At 7:30 p. in. the theme will   be
"Elijah  the Dauntless and   ihe
Sunday School at 2:30 p, m., and
the mid week service, on Wednes-
daj at 8, p, in,
All are earnestly invited,
Pastor: Rev, J, I). Gillam, M.A.
Manufacturing Jeweler,
Diamond Setter and Engraver
tVtdali, f.i'thjt Jeueh and
Kmlileniy Andf to (Trtler.
Repairing done with accuracy
i'itl dispatch.
I' O.IltaSS'J
M. A. Russell
The Ib-to-date Grocer
Complete line of
Groceries, Tobaccos
1st, Ave,, East Lonsdale Ave.,
North Vancouver
On Friday evening, 27th inst.,
there will be a magnificent treat
served to North Vancouver in the
Cnriier First nnd Lonsdale,
North Vancouver
Dealers in
l«i iirnil lliii'iliuii'r, nils, Paints, Elf.
Tinners inui I'tumlim.
Agents I.11
(tain's well known ihmht
Steel llnii'di's,
Wo soil mid deliver goods cheaper
Hum VuminiVnr linns can,
.',111 meets the
The lir*i Toniorial unci dune al the
Pioneer Barber Sltoji
Oppntitt  ll„irl Kuril,   IWoiw,
The only way for some of the
out-of-the-way places to keep their
industries is to prevent the owners
visiting North Vancouver. To see
her is to love her.
Some O11U1 io cities are protesting against the multiplication ol
Snle—Our cxprvM wi
shape ol a  lecture on  the  Holy j 1:00 nnil 6:H0 p.iu. bouts
Land,   illustrated   by    beautiful	
stercopticon   views.   Mrs.    ]ianp»	
T'empler has just returned Irom
her visit to the Far Fast, ami has
delighted many audiences in
liasteru Canada with an account
of her sojourn in Hible Lands.
The Ladies Aid ol St. Andrew's
Church, North Vancouver, esteem
themselves fortunate in having
secured the services ol Mrs. Templet for Friday evening, aud hope
to see the church, on Sixth street,
filled to overflowing with a delighted audience. Tbe lecture begins
at N 0 clock, and there will be a
charge ol 23 cents (or admission.
Do not miss this unusual opportunity of being instructed and delighted,
Lots for Sale
50,60,66 xl 32 FT.
Irom $80 to 11.11) fin let.
2 Acre Block on Corner
fronting Lonsdale Ave.,
$700 Cash.
T. S. NYE,
Queens & Lonsdale
For Real Estate!
s:   i    Call and see   :   ::
Lonsdale Avenue.
He is right on the ground nnd
makes  n specialty of .North
Vancouver properties.
(or Home of the finest business
property in  the Totvnsitt'. also
residence property and acreage
in all parts of the suburbs.
Now is the lime to buy and
i.x the man to buy from.
163 Cordova Street.
The   North   Vancouver Specialist
Western Corporation, Ltd
Accountants, Auditors,     Plumbing and Tinsmith-     May,Cattle «ndCtilc(.|
Real fslatc Agents. inj. Iced
Lumber and all kinds ol Bulldlii*) Material.
lands Cleared and Bulldlii.T-.f reeled,
Conli.i. loi s and Valuators.
\*c are nuilim, a spatial it"-, ,'f lord U.mit .mil ,an Nupplv an, quantity.
412 Hastings Street West. Vancouver, B. *
Phone SHIS
Emil Guenther
1015 Haro street,
Vancouver, B. C.
For jour Pall and Winter Suits go
to Pongoun's, Tailors. Address t
tOO Hastings St. P., Vancouver.
North Vancouver
Ferry and Power
Fine ftenniers St. George., Surrey mid
North Vancouver available (ur e'xeur-
fiuiisiit moderate rates',
Sunday afternoon, 3 to 5.
Ailunssion Iree.
The Proposition of tbe Daij
on the Northwest Pacific
Transformation Scenes
Jus) Be^un.
!,0<M» Acres of Primeval Forest to be Swebt
Awov Ki) Gigantic Nli.tni Lnyincs.
Tlio Vancouver, Westminsterc( Yukon Railway, sanctioned by the Dominion Authorities to connect
ocean highways, and make the North shore a
The U C Electric Railway Co., to supply street curs,
li^'lit and powi r,
Prosperity bathes the town like sunlight-—Progress
and and
continuous,   Watch North Vancouver's advance,   It nil
he the kinetisco| t the Coast
Ollicial Agents for all tin original townsite lands,
(1,IJ(JU ucres still left.)
Mabon- McFarland 6 Mahon
;ii H • ii     Si   ■   .hi. ouvi i  U.C
SS."Sl. Oeorge"
Commencing August 1st, inns.
N. V.,L.0.
. ti.4t
I..IW   linllJ'.M Sundays, North...   ".20.
Vancouver only.
IM'  llfliiy, ciMin.lay,,, Ninth.    7,20.,
Vaittniivcr only,
8.00 Dally, N.Va turartnd.. 8.M.
'j in Dally, North Vancouver .    9.S0
10.10   liitlly, North Vanitim-ir    •It).*).
II I"  liitlly, North Vancouver     11.30.
I' I" it.m.
I.M.'i  lialnnlav, Sunday and...     12.10
holiday-only,Nurlli Van-
riiiiuTHiiil I,. Gardens.
il',   Dully, N. Vniit'iMivi-ronly ,   1.40..
Ill  n»lly,N, Vancouver ami,   2,iti..
nohMJnle Harden*.
It l'i   Dully, N.VHnrnuver only     3.10..
I.I.', liHlly, N. Vatiiiiiivrriiniy    fin
91,> limit, Nurlli Vancouver     6.40.
,,.ii Daily, Sntiit Vancouver., 6,40..
and l,nuitl»lu Garden-,
ill, Dally,N.Vancouver only.   7.in..
hi.', Daily. Nnrih Vancouver     s.su..
anil Dun.ilali, Qardeti-.
9.18   Daily, n. VnnriiliviT i,l,Iy     0.40 . .
10.1*  Dallr, N Vancniivernuly '10.40
ii 11 Dallr, ixceptSundays.     IL40
'loaonn Sundays     J10.a6a.ra. ODfJundoys.
N —All the ateamew call nl Lons*
tlnlo Gardens on Saturdays, except6.00,
. IK), nnd II.Din,in., i 16,8.15,5,16,
i" 16, ■■ 15,1) 16, in I.,, 11.15 p.m.; and on
- Inyo, .til except ilif n iff and 11.10 n
in., nml, 16, sin. li 16, iu l'i p.m. boats.
Sailings i" and ir. in Moodyville ore
 i-i- -.I arrangement,   For  band
■ leertsawl special ncco-doiis Isalt-honr-
t, sailings »i|| I,,, arrnnged no required,
In Brockton I'uini (nr lacrosao matches,
etc, -.tiling* at advertised la tlic daily
papers, Tills Tiine Table mav Iw
iliorod itlilwnt noting, lit, not Iall tn
ii-ii l.ini-dale Gardens, Wilt Vancourer, tlie favorite picnic resort.
Real Estate, Mining,Insurance,
Loans,  Farms,  Etc,
Timber Limits.
Propeaty (or sale all over tlie City
Suburb and North Vancouver.
Office: 101 Granville St.
Vancouver. B. C
Houses to Rent
h a gloriovs summer hcvrr-\
age—quenching and satisfying.    Remember there's nol
otht r "just us good"—insist
an yetting Rainier : : :
mm ii«i- rfvy LMt^MMM 1
Pacific Bottling Work!
call on W.P.Hogg "
Tivo Donna ivkst Till tlPAKSS r\*
iW See Mo lli'fnro Riiyinff.
U    RfATTir Notary Public. General Auctionc,
*      IG7   Cordova   Sreet,   Vancouver,  B.
Support   the   town and  subscribe
for its paper, The Express.
He ►.•:]- nt mum.', or private house nr liuyn outright nil
classes nf household goods or bankrupt stocks lor cash.
He lin« some ol tlie finest business, nml iMiterlronl property In Nortli
Vancouver. Bee him at once If you think of picking np property In
this section, Be wise, BUY NO W, and you will make money, :: ::
15hQ Express
IT is tlie only strictly bona fide weekly published in the Twin City on
Hurrard Inlet. It is owned and controlled by no clique of politicians to further their own ambitious aims; nor hy a combination of
merchants or land boomers to be used as a mi tins of lauding their own
wares nr somebody < he's property to the detriment of tin ir rivals.
It is printed in the interests of Sorth Vancouver and district, When
its Editor thinks he is right he lines lo the line, letting the chips drop
where they may. He does not have to consnlt half a ilo:en different
parlies about what he intends lo say,
Everybody in North Vancouver reads Tbc I \|n< s> each neck,
lis out-of-town circulation is growing,
$1.00 a Year THE EXPRESS
In Nicotina.
Oh ! she was a gay little cigarette,
And lie was a fat cigar,
And side by side on a tabouret.
They stood in a ginger jar.
Though nary a word could I understand,
(For they chatted in actobac,)
Yet wonderful tilings  I am sure
tbey planned;
Like lovers ud do—alack
Ti-day she's a sad little cigarette,
For gone is her brave cigar,
And all alone on the tabouret
She stands in tl e ginger jar.
Ah I love is a marvelous tl ng, 'tis
And many a fault 'twill cloak-
But often it ends as the dream of
these two,
In nothing at all but smoke.
Who's That Calling
for Ananias?
"Going up in the mountains
fishing?" I asked the insurance
man who was telling rish stories in
the pullman smoking room.
"Not much—better sport right
here at home. I have ju'.t been
over by the G.nvans canal in an old
river bottom and ha 1 more fun
than I could have in * mountain
stream in a month. I go theie
every summer for a fee days.
The stream cut off a few acres and
It'll a mill out on dry laud. The
old bed fills with water every
spring, holding enough the year
round to keep the cat and bass
"1 go up in Minnesota for the
best of my fishing," put in another.
"There is where j • U get lilt
'inuskiesand it is fun, too. Every
year 1 and my partner take our
wives and go up to the headwaters
ol the Mississippia river—Lake
Itasca and the little lakes (-round
there. We leave (lit women lulks
at a little settlement, and we take
our traps aud go iuland to aniuhcr
like where is the "bull pen."
"Up in the stockyards district?"
iuquind the railroad man.
"No, it is an old Indian's in -
vt'iitiuii, lie has built a log l.uuse
peifetly round, with an opening in
the centre: of Ihe rool. A big fir.1
is kindled on the floor . i Irr tills
hole, and there are ten h ds around
the wall, every man with bis head
to the outside and his (e,' to the
fire. There ara Indians and whites
mixed up in the bunch, but 'e ?"
Bleep hearty, I tell you."
"Fish in the lakes, I suppose?"
"Lots of them. The finest fishing in the West auywlic - I doubt
if the mountains could beat it."
The railroad man, wb'i led been
listening closely, tuned to the
"Oh, I don't know," he drawled,
"Did you ever fish in t Missouri
The crowd laughed. The railroad man was indignant.
"That is no joke. Let ne tell
you what I do once a year. My
partner and I hire a bout and a
boatman and ship them up to the
head ol one ol the creeks or little
rivers lhat flow down th. foothills
of the Ozaskas, in Southern Missouri. Clear, bright little stres •
with rocks and pools tl Ion
islands—no white mat .tosses
them once a week, and mighty lew
others. The fish don't know what
it is to be bunted."
"Sein 'em?" inquired the insurance man, quietly,
"Not much. Wc g'l some pro
visions together and start down
stream. The water run-!: about
eight miles an hour, and it would
be too hard work to row ., .inst
the current - that is wlr, we
ship upstream. The boatman has
nothing to do except keep the craft
headed right am' help lift over an
whip the water for small-mouth
bass, They have been undisturbed so long that they will bite
at anything. It is exciting, for the
boat makes all sorts of sharp turns,
and the skill it takes to stand and
handle a pole is something that is
not often required,"
"They fish with pitchforks out
in Kansas," put in the conductor,
who had been listening. "One
day last summer we were sidetracked alongside the Kaw, and 1
went out on th? bank of an old
river bed that had been dry so long
it had been planted to corn. The
crop was six feet high, and the
water had banked in from the river
until it was three feet deep over
the whole field. A farmer came
driving through the field, the
horses splashing the waetr over
themselves and him.
"Suddenly he stopped and
reached over the side of the wagon
box with i p'tclifork, as if diving
for a lost pumpkin. Bet it was a
fish he was; after. He got it-
squirming and wiggling to the sur
fice, hoisting it into the wagon.
The next luuge brought up a
twenty pounder and the third was
'larger still, and he had hard work
j landing it. That old cornfield was
fairly alive with catfish and carp,
come In from the river."
"Did beget them all?" asked the
insurance man.
1 "Not that way. He took a
wagon load to town and then
stretched a barb win: fence across
the opening that led to the river
and held the others in. They fed
on the corn and kept lat. Every
day he went in and speared another
'"ad. The crop lasted most of the
summer, and he made enough out
ol the fish to buy an automobile
.1 an imported bull pup."
The conductor did not wait for
comments. With the last words
he called out, "Saratoga; all out
lhat's going out."
Keying Out of Danger.
A steamboat was stranded on
the Fraser river, and the captain
could not get tier of!. Eventually
a hard-looking fellow oame on
board and said:
"Captain, I understand you
want a pilot to take you out of this
The Captain said, "Are you a
"Well, they call me one."
"Do •, on know where the snags
and sandbars are?"
"I kno. where they ain't,"
was the reply.
There is danger in a bad advertising medium, take space in Tut.
Exrarss, it's a good pilot.
Ill II
In Tuneful Nonsense at the
High-Fivers of Music-
Keen for Burlesque He
Writes ft Libretto Which
He Appropriately Calls
" KI Janitoro."
occasional fall.    The fish  go upstream about three milt's an  hour.
"As the boat goes upstream we
All in a Plaster.
An elderly churchwarden, living
a few miles from Westminster,
whilst shaving himself one Sunday
before chur :h time, made a slight
cut with the nitor on the extreme
end ol his nose. Quickly calling
to his wife, he liked her is she had
any skin plaster in the house.
"You will find some in ni) sewing basket," she said.
The warden soon had the cut
covered. At church, in a„.i ting
with the collection, lie noticed
everyone smile as he passed the
plate, and some of the younger
people laughid outright. Very
much anioytd, he asked a
friend if there w->s anything the
matter with his appearance.
"Well, I should think there is,"
was the answer.
"What is that on youi BCSe?"
"Skin plaster."
"No," said his friend, "A is the
la'iel of a reel of cotton. It says,
'W'rrantcd two hundred yatds
Melon: marriage a man is generally greeted by his iweetlfari
with, "My darling, is it you?"
Li ii t alter marriage she gi n rail]
tushes to Ihe door and llll its.
"It'liii Henry, wipe yottt boots!"
George Ade wrote many a bright
tiling for newspapers before his
name ever appeared in print. His
eye was always keen for burlesque;
so once upon a time he sat down
and wrote a libretto which he called
"El Janitoro," and prefaced it sue
cinctlyas follows: "What if people
in real life followed the methoi
and motives of grand opera? Take
a lire in n flat building, lor instance.
Suppose that Mr. and Mrs. Tyler,
graml opera characters, are seated
in their apartment on the sixth
tluor nf the Helvetia. Mr. Tyler
is reading a newspaper. Mrs. Ty
ler advances to the centre ol till
room." Then comes the libretto
Mrs, T-
I think 1 smell smoke,
Mr. T-
Shc thinks she smells smoke.
Mrs. T-
I think 1 smell smoke.
Mr. T-
Oh ! what is this?   She thinks
she smells smoke.
Mrs. T -
What titles it mean, what does it
This snii'll of Smoke may indicate
That We'll he burned, ull ! awful
That we'll bo burned—oh-h-h-li I
awful fate !
Mr. T--
Behold the smell grows stronger
The house is burning, I'd regret
To perish iu the curling flames;
Oh.' horror! horror! honor'
Mr. and Mrs. T (duet)—
Oh! sad is our lot, sad is our lot,
To perish in the flames so hot,
To curl, and writhe, and (ry and
Oh! what a dreadful thing it is
To think ol such a thing!
Mrs. T-
We must escape!
Mr. T-
Ycs, yes, we must escape!
Mrs. T-
We have no time to lose!
Mr. T-
Ah!   bitter   truth.    Ah!   bitter
We have no time to lose!
Mr. aud Mrs. T—
Sad is our lot, sad is our lot,
To perish in the flames so hot.
Mr. T-
Hark! what is that?
Mrs. T-
It is the dread alarm ol fire!
Mr. T-
Ah, yes, ah, yes, it is the dread
Mr. T-
The dread alarm strikes on the
Ami chills me with an awful fear.
The house will bum. oh, cat .  I ■
Thai I must die in mist ry?
That I must die in misery?
The house will burn, oh. can it he
That 1 must die in misery?
Mrs, T-
Conie, let us liy!
Mr. T -
"T is well!  T is Weill  W. II liy
at once.
(Enter all the other residents *>l
the apartment building,   I in y
range themselves in I rami circle behind Mr.and Mi^ Tylei |
Mi 1
Kind friends, 1 have some in ws
to till.
This ho ii is well
Thai *M should lis
,1 V.  ' ,
Villi 81
Women of the Chorus—
What is this he tells us?
It must lie so.
The building is on fire
And wc must go,
Men of the Chorus—
What is this he tells?
It must be so.
The building is on lire
And we must go.
Graml Chorus—
Oh hasten, oh hasten, oh hasten
Our terror we would not conceal.
And language [ails to express
the alarm.
That in our hearts we feel.
Mr. and Mrs. T—
Ah, language [ails to express the
That in their hearts they feel.
(Filter the Janitor.)
Hold, 1 am here!
Mr. T-
Ah, it is the janitore.
Mrs. T-
Can I believe my senses,
Or am I going mad?
It is. indeed the janitore,
Such news I have to tell!
Mr. T-
Ah, 1 might have known
He has such news to tell.
Mr. T.
Speak and break the awful pause.
Mr. T
Yes, speak!
I came to inform you
That you must quickly fly.
The fearful blaze is spreading,
To tarry is to die.
The floors underneath you
Are completely burned away;
They cannot save the  building,
So now escape I pray.
Thf flames are roaring loudly,
Oh, what a (earful sound!
You can hear the people shrieking
As they jump and strike   the
Oh, horror oycrtakes me,
And 1 merely pause to say
That the buildiu'g doomed fur
Oh, baste, oh haste away!
Mrs. T-
Oh, awful message!
How it chills my heart!
Yet we will sing a lew   more
Before we start.
Mr. T-
Ycs, yes, a few more arias and
then away!
Grand Chorus—
Oh hasten, oh hasten, oh hasten
Our terrors we cannot conceal,
And language fails to express the
That in our hearts wc feel,
Mrs. T-
Now, ere I retreat,
Lest death overtakes me
I'll speak oi the fear
That convulses and shakes me.
I sicken to think whal may befall.
Ob, horror, horror, horror!
Mr. T-
The woman speaks the truth,
And there can he no doubt
That we will perish soon
Unless we all clear out.
Grand Chorus—
Oh hasten, oh hasten, oh hasten
Out terror wi * snnot cono al.
And language fails to espies*
the alarm
That in our hearts wi li el
Ami the librettist iddi "Bui
why go farther? The supposition
is thai they continued the dilatory
tactics of grand opera ami perished
in the flames."
Aunt Jane I his 'e- the di ar
doggie that I wanted to show you,
(.-iii.. Shi '■ iln iwi eteat i rea
litre    'I oiei In i with lies puppies
is  lo  witness   the   pi rfl I l."ii    ol
motherhood.   Curie   How iwoetl
puppies?   Small
1 I,.   , al'' in all. '■•
The B. C. Electric Railway
Company have leased five acres of
land at the corner of Lonsdale
avenue and Twenty-lirst street, to
he used as a public park. The
present owners of the property is
the North Vancouver Horticultural
were called and removed the man
to the police station where lie will
be held till the officials come to
take him back. He is under the
delusion that he has a megaphone
in his ears. The other man, Cani-
plin, who is described as a little
hump-backed fellow of sandy complexion, has not yet been found.
W. D. Jones, of Urockton Point.
was in town on Wednesday. He
saitl he used to be able to count
the houses from his observatory,
but now he can't because there are
so many. North Vancouver should
not change its name, he thinks.
"You have a fine place," he said,
"with all sorts of advantages and
resources. You can go to Grouse
Mountain in the summer time to
spend youi iiolidays and you can
go there, too, in the winter for
The vacant property on Lonsdale avenue, between Dick's real
estate office and Evan's bakery,
has been sold to W. E, Thompson
for $3,000. Mr. Thompson will
erect thereon a two-storey building,
52x do feet. There will be three
stores downstairs and offices upstairs.
Two men escaped from the Provincial   Iiisame  Asylum   at   New   	
Westminster Monday afternoon, i of his time making deposits in the
One, who rejoiced in a sort of. bank and checking over the items
vaudeville display of red whiskers of his account. There's piles of
and a Bwallow-tailed coat, turned
up later at Campbell's warehouse
on  Hamilton  street.    The police
The  editor of this  paper does
very little work.    He spends most
money lo be made in running a
newspaper. The least you know
about it the more cash you'll make.
on 14th St., near Lonsdale Avenue.
Water Conivctions. A Good Buy
$1000.00 ON EASY TERMS
To your patrons every night by means ol the
Have   bright  show windows  and  your goods
nicely arranged.    It will bring you increased
B.C. Electric Railway Co. Ltd.
and tbe
for $ 1.50 a year.
Wines, Spirits, Liquors & Cigars
Siibsrripiion, *l.
I     i i   I.      to-    I.
Vancoi    ■, B C, THE   EXPRESS
'"" BROKERS===
"Do You Want a Home?"
We have some oi the Choicest
Lots which we offer at very low
prices.    Come and br convinced
130 Cordova St.
/ Sleep in the Store.
I keep the Rest of Goods.
I Meet all Boats.
My Prices are Right.
I am to he Fouml al All Hours,
All this at
McDowell Drug Store
North \amouver.
M. S. McDowell
T. f. Mt 0110AN fc CO.
Telephone 971).
•nd fcneral Commission
Room Is.Old Bslo Block m>ii'ir..
I'ornflr llui.ui ami Ht-uiour Sti,
VkDcouTsr, H - .
A complete line of new fall and
v* inter Suitings have just arrived at
I 1111)01111,s. Tailors, 100 Hastings L,
corner Columbia Are.
Miss M. Kirkpatrick, Highland
Valley, Ashcroft, is visiting relatives on tlie Keith road.
0. Smith left last Tuesday for
tlie Okanagan valley, where he will
remain lor the winter.
Miss D. McDonald ol Moody,
ville, is spending a fortnight at
New Westminster visiting Mrs. J.
llr. Dyer is in receipt of a Yobo
heater, which boils water in yo
seconds. He will use it in his
By some strange coincidence, on
Fourteenth street, four carpenters
employed on the construction of a
building all answer to tbc name ol
D. Walker left last Monday lor
Hamilton, Out., where he will
spend some time with bis mother,
who is very ill, Mr. Walker will
also journey to New York, Boston
and other eastern cities.
Mr. Sergeant, ol Third street,
lost bis beautiful collie dog the
same time that Mr Piers lost his.
It is supposed that the dogs were
stolen and taken north lor sleighing purposes.
J. Kirkpatrick, of Fourteenth
Street, has gone to Alkali Lake,
Lillooet district, where he will
spend several weeks "rounding
up" bis cattle. He has sold :>oine
two hundred head to butchers in
Victoria and Vancouvar.
On  Monday morning a wagon
and team were nearly lost in the
mud hole on First street, opposite
tbc municipal ball. The horses
were waist deep in the bog, while
the wagon looked as if the wheels
where gone entirely. It took
several hours lo extricate the outfit and then not before the whole
load had been removed from the
The baby boy of Mr. and Mrs.
Dan Amskold is rapidly becoming
II. Higginbotloni, ol Empire
Valley, who is one of the noted
stock ranchers of tbc interior, paid
J. N. J/Hrown a brief visit. Both
parties were close neighbours years
ago; and it is more than likely
Mr. Higginbottom will, in the near
future, invest in North Vancouver.
Mr. Jos. Mathers, a shoemaker
ol several years experience, has
opened a complete and up-to-date
•hoe shop on Lonsdale avenu;,
next to P. burn's butcher shop.
He is open for the local trade and
can do any thing in his line in first
class style.
Hon. D.  Higgins,  of Victoria,
who is registered at the   Hotel
North  Vancouver,  called   today,
i He says that tbe future of North
j Vancouver is assured, but that .we
must not expect  too  much all at
once.   Mr. Higgins is a busy man,
his stories of early pioneer times of
the province being  in greaj de-
jmand.    being an  old  newspaper
man  himself he   appreciates   the
snuggle,! ol a new paper in a mw
town, and believes in the principle
of patronizing home industry.
D. S. Martin
Designer and Builder ol
Yachts and Launches
nl till limit*.
Tug, Life and Row Boats,
Ship Joinery, Spars
and Sums
Batiifactlon Guaranteed.
limitations given <>ii application,
Gasoline Launches a Special!).
North Vancouver.
K. A. liiirki'iirii'lil, Manager.
i3S Csmblo St., Vancouver, Ii.C.
p. 11. iti.x r.v.i
Driller ol
Oil, Gas and Artesian Water
I mm I In I- IncliOS in 'haunter.   All
nurk guaranteed.
844 (irainillf St., Vancouver, B.C.
Be sound in your business calculations and invest in North Vancouver, the Twin City of Pur-
rard Inlet.
Burrard Inlet is the great port oj
Canada on the Pacific. As
Canada's population increases
commerce will increase, and so
Watch North Vancouver Grow
••""•■*". ShUllll 01 1*0 FIB It*'* v ,,.
&•«*'<,    CrmtfMi    l"4    M*l|    Mlllirtii
TwivmuM rtAitrrici. m ,'... rmruai.
w.I ■ i' 1-. c: -f | .it... (l*f frfi* r>|.0M
in -.•lUMIltr All Hilniit t'nfldtntul.
1111*0 8001 mil Blfll ■.•*"■,"-. 1,11.
ll « ■-.'■»■ ml llll I's'M.'i, Wbitlfttllil ni
Will Pit, t| m U Oil i ruins' Hpttlli llll
b**'i*"*I  "•••movs,  «• |   <• lU.i.ilOO olhir
IfVMUtflaponttMH li'iiW!     Addrttl,
H. B. W1LLS0N & CO. /'';;„
JU I Vint Nurlli.      WMP-MtON.D.iV
North   Vancouver w/ltr/egt is
much nearer Ihe main channel of
the harbor than Vancouver City.
The two places are eouidistant
from the centre of the harbor.
North Vancouver is situated on
the harbor. It is a city of homes,
on high ground, with good view,
sheltered by the mountains on
the north side, southern exposure,
milder climate, more sunshiny
ilavs than Vancouver has.
Lots are Proportionately Less in value
Just Arrived^^>
Large Stock of New Fall and Winter Goods
for Suits, Pants and Overcoats.
wo iiinuinqv St. «. Corner Aiiimti
At The Express
The Old "Cos."
J. T. HUT, ftufi.
(inn repairing, hand made
fprinei-. bra-fug, brass and
Cupper work and all kinds
ol light repairing, re-borlng
a spevlalt*/. All work guar.
mileed    ::   ::   ;:   ;;      :
Hand Loaded Shells to Order
Fishing Tackle and Cutlery.
W. 8. FOOSBEE, 28 Cordova W
Vancouver, B.C.
Royal City Hotel
F.11,111 & SUM'. Props.
Ohotcoit Brands ot Winci- Liquor* nnd
Ctgitri   Ratoa, (i per dny.
nt" Bvorythlng ujMo-diUe, Hi*-1 homo ru
muiklli'il, mid HntimmoilHtfou fur all.
Manufacturing  li'»i-iri & Lngruver
P. U. itov 318.     Hi llastlng- Mr, rt «,M.
M.lNt'KAlTflllNtl IN  .11.1, ITS BRANCHES
dpociHi tiitfuiiini given o the MikingOvui ol
Ji'.vf'ry, nml Iti'iniirlliii nf nil ilrMThitinn*,,
Witii'li Reptt-llig liy SMll.'il Muoltnnicl,  T-.-- *
slgaiHtii sstlmstcsPurnlsuudnn Application,
Mill ORIHKS Rllllll I'BIIMI'I 1*111 Hflllll
Hlthvl prlre nllnur. ,11 .r olil Qnlil mnl Silver
rwumivi nmI'Kunni ixptsirau
tongs Jewels, Metis's, riirtiin. ois., a Spo
An Ideal
Summer Resort
Where Mountain and Si-.i-.lmn- Meet.
Splendidly situated, overlooking Burrard Inlet,
with the Cityaf Vancouver fifteen minutes away
by ferry. The lintel embodies en ry con ei n it no
with livery in connection.    Rates $2 per day.
Hotel  North  Vancouver
P. Larson, Proprietor.
■Class Ladies' and Men's Tailors
100 Hastings St. fast, corner Columbia Ave.
We Make the Finest Clothes in Ihe dig at the
Lowest Prices.
l'eas 8 Tins for SUc.
1'wirs Per Tin, 20o.
Rolled Oatr! ?lt> Sack, 30c,
Syrup      liidlnn Tin, "lie.
j. a. McMillan


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