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Vol. II,  X.i. 4:
Price 5 cents
Mob of Ratepayers Cheer, Jeer and Groan Alternately
When Council Says "Go Ahead with the Contract"
" My Flag is Nailed to the Mast;
Tm Fighting for Wards 1, 2,4,6 and 5;
Vote Me Out If You Will," says Councillor
9 ��� ���       9 �� ��� t 9  ���       9 9 9
"It's the Lesser of Two Evils, "say Majority���
Creosoting Company Victorious and Dirt Will
aBs Flying on Main Street Within the Week
Some plaCg in ancient history there
it a Story 'el the great Ulysses, who
in the course of his journey, found
"his vessel in ;i nieest difficult place.
' in the one side were llie Sirens,
sweetly singing; em the other were
the terrible three-headed meensters
watting tee devour Ulysses and his
crew. Vou all know how Ulysses
poiired wax inte, the ears of his crew
and tied them In their places with
ropes, Then he sailed safely between
Scylla and Charybdis.
At the Thursday night meeting of
the Sieiiih Vancouver Council, the
municipal craft was safely piloted
through the danger zone���so the majority of the members eef the council
On one side were the law courts, a
whole battalion of three-headed, monstrous law COUrtS each head yawning
for a victim; e,n the olher hand were
the sirens, their wondrous heads and
shoulders showing in the placid waters of public opinion. The sirens
sang beautifully, almost enchaining
ihe members eef the council. Never
mind who the sirens represented.
Reeve Dickie seems to have tilled
the ears of the majority of the crew
with the wax of reason, and he lashed
them tei the mast with lines of caution.
Councillor Gold, brilliant, aggressive, fearless, the man who stood by
Reeve Dickie in the earlier wars in
the Land of Graft, wanted to light.
He stood true to the promises made
in his two elections���to the creed outlined by him when the lirst gun was
Councillor Gold's flag was flying to
the end.
Apparently the municipal craft has
successfully navigated Scylla and
The Main Street Paving contract,
the old oaken contract, the iron bound
contract, still stands by the well.
The street will be paved forthwith,
and the resolution passed by the
council is to the effect that the company be given authority to proceed
with thc first section of the work-
that from Sixteenth Avenue be Bodwell Road.
The Main Street contract was
feiught euit at the nieest remarkable
council meeting ever held in any
municipality In British Columbia, possibly, so far as excitement and public
interest  goes.
Reeve Dickie st.eeeil solid for compromise, conciliation, anything which
in his opinion would not hold hack
the municipality for another year.
Councillor Gold made a fight to
break the contract in so eloquent and
���dashing a manner that even his bitterest enemies upon leaving the chain-
"ber were forced to admire lhe man
for his steadfastness and absolute
The fireworks were started when
the meeting opened and a letter was
received from the firm of Bowser,
Read and Wallbridge demanding Ihe
bead    of    Councillor    Gold    on    the
grounds, very meagre grounds at that,
very technical, very cloudy, that having had a disputed contract with the
municipality when ferst elected, hc
sheiuld now pay .ever a few thousand
dollars damages and resign his seat
inte, the bargain.
In requesting the council to deal
with this letter, Councillor Gobi made
a statement and left the board. The
council unanimously upheld him and
the letter was filed.
"Singular," said the Councillor,
"tbat this firm of Bowser, Read and
Wallbridge should endeavor in this
way te, hound a member eif this council. This firm, singular to say, were
identified very closely with the Municipal Council and Board of School
Trustees in the old days���the days
when all the tremble started. Strange
that they could not in those stirring
and profitable times find some little
irregularities. They were the School
Board's solicitors in the times of
Spencer Robinson. They could n,,t
find technical (laws in those times.
They defended Spencer Robinson in
the law courts. Could not lind any
irregularities there. They stood with
Spencer Robinson until it got too hot
for them. They were here at the Crehan enquiry���the enquiry which cost
this municipality $20,000, feer which
lhe municipality received nothing ill
return. These men were the firm of
Bowser, Read and Wallbridge. These
are the men who ask for my disqualification,
"I leave it lo you gentlemen of tlle
council board to decide upon my
rights  to sit ai  ibis  board."
When Councillor Gold had concluded his statement, Messrs. J. II.
Bairil and K. Clough, two large property owners in Mr. Gold's ward declared to Ihe council that the man was
their representative and that il was
up to tlie council lo reseat him
Councillor Gold look his seat immediately.
When the big contract came up.
each of lhe councillors expressed his
views upon it. Councillor Rutledge,
Stevens, Winram. Rowling anel Winram steiod for the contract geiing
ahead. Councillor Thomas and
Twiddy sle.ee,I by  Mr.  Gobi.
Councillor Rutledge, in a straightforward speech, declared thai lhe
contract was undoubtedly a very, very
batl bargain. It hail been passeel by
the lasl council and was undoubtedly not iu lhe interests i'i the municipality, lie would be fair. Ile weiuld
use bis judgment at this time ami
choose between fighting the contract,
standing the chance of holding up
the municipality feer an Indefinite
perienl, spending great sums of money
on law costs, and allowing the contractors to go.ahead with a decidedly
had bargain. He hated lawsuits, he
said. He hated to see the council
bound up in this contract. The only-
way out of it was to make the best
of a bad deal and allow tbe contracted tee starl work forthwith.
Councillor   Rutledge   declared   that
he would be censured for his actions,
many ratepayers would condemn him.
lit was going i" abide by his own
judgment in the matter ami choose
the  lesser  of  two  great  evils.
There was alternate jeering frejm
all quarters oi the packed hall when
Councillor Rutledge had spoken. Following him, Councillors Winram,
Rowlings ami Stevens expressed
identically the same ideas 'in lhe matter.
Councillor Rowlings declared thai
he was not in favor e,; "borrowing
money t'. dig up a dead horse t>,
find ��� .lit  what he. hael died from."
Councillor Gold's Speech
Councillor Gold spoke feer nearly
an h'eiir during which time he went1
exhaustively into lhe wheel,, question
��� ���i ilie- Dominion Creosoting contract.
"This contract," said he, "was obJ
tained crookedly. You ratepayers
stand the- gaff.
"I am a man who call stand by my
gun-. No power on earth can turn
me when I know I am right. I may
have many faults, but I am thankful
that  I  am not a man of putty."
Here, Councillor Geeld read a reso-
lution which was passed in committee two e,r three days before where
Councillor Rowlings declared against
the pavement. This was the resolution.
Moved by Councillor Gold, seconded by Councillor Rowling "That in
view .if the written opinion ni Barrister C. M. Woodworth, received
this day, re lhe legality 'if the Main
Street Paving contract ami ceinstruc-
tieui bylaws relating thereto, the Dominion Creosoting Company Limited,
be notified forthwith thai this Cnun-
cil intends to proceed immediately to
repeal said Main Street construction
bylaw, and hold that the Main Street
paving contract entered inte, by ihe
late Council, is null and void and of
ne) effect."
Reeve  Dickie:    I   think the council}
he niiel neel refer t'e that as a mat-
ter of courtesy.
Councillor Gold! I want to tei
y.eu I am no man of putty and ce.ur-
tesy or no courtesy, when 1 take a
stand.  I  hold il.
A  ratepayer:    This   is   no  time   feir
At this there was a genera! hubbub.
Councillor Gold, continuing saiel. "1
hold the same as Barrister Wood-
worth, whei has told us that this contract is voidable, 1 believe that the
time has come when we must act together and break it. Law them as
long as we have a dedlar tee (be it
wilh. This Aegian municipality has
bitten off more than il can chew."
"These   are   the   reasons,"   said     he
"for opposing the Dominion Creosoting Company's alleged block paving
contract on Main Street. South Vancouver, costing $438,494.93.
1. "It was representee! b- the paving company in lhe first instance that
21) vear municipal bonds at 95 would
be taken feer the work and notices In
the property e.wners were then sent
out but ai'lei- the 30-day limit in which
to  object   to  the  proposed  work   had
passeel. cash was inserted in the contract instead e.f bonds, and our be mils
selling since al S3.
2. "That no public tcnelers were
ever   called  t"r.
.1. "The- late Council exceeded their
power-, there being no authority feir
them tee act for future  years in   tying
up with we.rk eif construction until
Augusi 14. 191S, ami maintenance
feature "i fifteen year-, without the
approval of all tlie ratepayers
4    "The  construction  bylaws     ii"l
5. "The   bond   I"!'     fifteen     years
maintenance is no guarantee as it is
given by one of tlie paving company.
6. "A saving of $125.(10 to $150.-
000 to the municipality can be made,
and a better paving than wood blocks
7. "Wc can repeal lhe paving by-
(Continued  on   Page S)
It is announced that
Councillor Winram will
take Councillor Gold's
challenge and fight him
in Ward IV. Both will
likely resign.
Snapshots of the South Side
Next Big Question
Deals with North Arm
Fraser Harbor
Is South Vancouver's council going te, grant the North Fraser Har-
bor^ Commission $6,500?
This question is being asked by the
property owners along North Fraser
Harbor who believe that the making
ol a grant to the Commission is an
imperative  matter.
Mr. Robert Abernethy, chairman of
iln: North Fraser Harbor Commission,
is at present in Ottawa interviewing
tlie Government on the work which
is to be undertaken shortly on the
river. Il is understood that the Government stand prepared to advance
$200,1)00 to the Commission to make
a start upon the work. Before this
grant is made, however, the Commission will have to present the preliminary plans of the improvements
to be made. In order to finance the
securing of these plans, the Com-
niission which has not at present any
jBotirce of income, have made requests
of the various municipalities interested and who wilt receive the benefit
of tbe work when it is accomplished.
I'e'int Grey has made a grant of
$7,500 to the Commission. So also
has the Municipality eif Richmond.
The .Municipality eif Burnaby. while
unable, owing to the financial situation, to act immediately, are favorable t.i granting the sum to the commission.
It remains therefore for South Vancouver to advance $6,500 to the Commission. Already $1,000 has been
given. Each of the four municipalities, it was expected would shoulder
equally a burden of $30,000. which
sum. it is considered, will adequately
discharge al! obligations which will
be entailed in preparing a complete
plan of the work of harbor development tei he undertaken,
Members of the North Fraser Harbor Commission approached the
South Vancouver council early in the
(Continued  on   Page 8)
Directors of Bank of Vancouver Believe    Institution   Has   Excellent
Shareholders   Receive   Announcement
at    Annual    Meeting    With
An announcement thai an issue- of
treasury s|,,ck would be sold and
that in the meantime an amount up
te. $500,1100 was available leer the immediate business of the bank wai
maele yesterday at lhe shareholders
meeting at the head eeffice of the bank.
Tlle announcement was received with
satisfaction by the shareholders, who
decided unanimously to pass a bylaw
to reduce the capital stock to meet
any possible present or future liability. There will be no amalgamation with any eetber institution.    The
(Continued  on  Page 8")
In  days of old,
When   knights   were   bold
And   barons   had   full   sway,
A man  like  Gold���
So   I've   been   told,
Had everything his way.
* *    *
The  Municipal   Council    ought    to
take a day ejff and pass a bylaw pro- j
hibiting the disfiguring of the landscape in the district with the painting]
of cigarette and chewing tobacco ad-;
vertisements on the sides of buildings, |
* *       *
Chief  of  Police   Bramwell  will  no
doubt   make   an   excellent   executive. I
See  far  the  responsibilities  of    office
I have not caused him to develop that:
| damnable  officiousness  often    to    be
| encountered.
* *    *
The annual concert and dance of I
j the South Vancouver Voters' League I
was quite a recherche affair. The sec-1
retary, looking charmingly in a taf-!
\ feta over pongee, with a pretty dutch
neck, short sleeves with beautiful
flesh-colored gloves and hose, received���the proceeds of the affair.
* *   *
Maje ei- Rayner did not attend the
ele        *       ele
Upon the advice of Councillor Gold,
the tango was not inflicted.
* *    *
The Empire has made a Mecca of
the Plains of Abraham. Now the
Field of Waterloo is to be purchased
for $50,000. If there is money to
spend on famous battlefields what
price for tbe arena of Gold's exploits
in South Vancouver?
* *    *
An honest man, reading the Mad-
dison inquiry, remarked, "I feel like
a shipwrecked sailor, starving on a
raft in mid ocean, and with nothing
but a cookery book���just to tell me
of the dainties other people can
+    *    *
One of the city dailies has a new
reporter covering South Vancouver.
The scribe attendeil at the Municipal Hall early Monday morning armed with a great calf-bound book, the
edges of whose pages were gilded.
The new man set down carefully tbe
various items upon the clean, ruled
pages of his diary, using a long, nicely pointed pencil. A new era is
dawning in Vancouver journalism ap-
e��        *       *
Tlic traveling representative of the
"Western Death" is giving the Municipal Hall a very wide berth these
ele        +       *
Ex-Councillor Millar says that certain men at Twenty-fifth Avenue
would like to see a great fence placed
across Main Street at that point with
a placard upon it, "No Thoroughfare
* *    *
Mr Bennett, lhe new municipal engineer, spent the week end in Nanaimo, returning Monday with his family
* *   *
An expert advises us lhat lhe peculiar quality of mud on Main Sireet
could !>e utilized io good advantage
in the manufacture of Etruscan pottery.
Victoria Road is in very bad condition between Kingsway and Wilson Koad. The property owners are
calling for a permanent pavement.
Must have it right away, money or
no money.
St       *       He
Charles Sireet, the Main Street
auctioneer wielded the hammer at the
residence e,f James Mawhinny, 46
Twenty-i econd Avenue East on Saturday last. Buying was brisk and
the sale of household goods was a
great success.
* *    *
Victoria Road Liberals are getting
together. A mass meeting has been
called for thc evening of March 30,
when representatives of all tbe Liberal Associations in South Vancouver will attend at the corner of Wilson and Victoria Roads for the pur-
pose "f organizing the Victoria Road
Liberal  Association.
* *    ��
Donald Burgess has a new idea,
lie would solve the problem of good
roads on Fraser Street by laying this
year a fourteen foot strip of permanent pavement the full length of the
street. Next year he would lay an-
i other fourteen foot strip. The following year curbs and storm sewers
might be installed. Mr. Burgess did
not outline the type of pavement desirable. Hc undoubtedly would support wood block, bitulithic, asphaltic
concrete  or  granitoid.
* *   *
The Fraser Street Improvement
j Association is anxious that the development of a market, as outlined by
thc South Vancouver Board of Trade
seeme months ago. to be located at
tin i'oeet of Fraser Street, be proceeded with at once. The feeling was expressed at the last meeting that such
a market would offer thc farmers of
Lulu Island and the Delta an excellent clearing house where they might
meet thc producers not only of South
Vancouver but of the city and adjoining municipalities as well.
ef     *     *
Councillor Winram takes it all in
good part and states that "just as
soon as we can get around to it. Main
Street is bound to be fixed up."
* *    *
Edward Phillips, the South Vancouver man who operates a motor
stage from the foot of Fraser Street
to Woodward's Landing, has applied
to the Richmond Municipal council
for an exclusive motor bus franchise
in the municipality. Reeve Bridge
was away in Ottawa when the matter
came up anel the application was fileel
until his return. It is stated that Mr.
Phillips conducts an excellent service
to the Landing ami that he has geme
to great expense in the matter. The
motor service is ol immense value
to Richmond and possibly of more
value to the people of South Vancouver who believe that Mr. Phillips
she.uld be encouraged in the enterprise.
* *    *
According to reports from Ottawa
South Vancouver is to be made a separate   Dominion   Bled 'ial    District,
This has created a great deal of inte.; est locally ami will no dflfUDt cause
more or less excitement in the various political organizations throughout the district.
Meeting of Ward IV Ratepayers, Old School
House, Main Street.   Important Business.
South Vancouver's next problem will be the assistance of a worthy project���development of North Fraser Harbor TWO
/"\ l'R Spring stock is now complete and we
arc now ready to take care of your order
for spring sowing'of Timothy, Clover, Alfalfa,
and all field seeds, also garden seeds which arc
all tested in onr own warehouse. Wc carry a
lull line of Fruit and Ornamental stock, Bee
Supplies, Fertilizers and all garden requisites.
Catalogue for asking.
The Henry Seed House
A. R. MacDOUGALL, Prop.
524 Kingsway       ...     Vancouver, B. C.
Times Have Changed
Truth is now an asset, and a mis-statement is a liability
Merchants today deal with their friends.   Money is incidental to
service.   Comes co-operation so quietly and with so little ostentation
that men do not realize the change.
Neels Black Currant Jam, the jar   25c
Clover Leaf Honey, the jar  25c
Blue Grass Belle Cider Vinegar, glass jugs  35c, 50c and $1.00
Quaker Oats, large family packages 25c
Heinz Tomato Chutney, the jar  25c
Our Own Blend Coffee, the pound   40c
California Glass Jar Strawberries, the tin  30c
McNeill's Old Country Jam, 5-lb tins   75c
Duerrs Jams in 2-lb glass, the jar  40c
Symingtons Soups, the package    5c
Heinz Dill Pickles, the dozen   25c
Old Dutch Hand Soap, the package   5c
Fraser & MacLean.   p^one���""��� 784air
Evans,   Coleman   &   Evans,   Ltd.
Phone 2988
Foot of Columbia Avenue
How Satisfactory it is to the Housekeeper to be sure that
the MILK, CREAM and BUTTERMILK she receives is
Pasteurized and Germles*.
Delivered in Sealed Bottles, Perfectly Sterilized.
905 Twenty-fourth Avenue East
Phone Fairmont 2391 L PRICE & GREEN, Proprietors
Fully Modern and Up-to-date
GRAUER & DUMARESQ, Proprietors
Dominion Equipment & Supply Co.
Contractors and Municipal Machinery, Equipment and Supplies
Phone Seymour 7155'
1150 Homer Street Vancouver
Eburne Man Writes History of
Development of North Fraser Harbor
Attacka South Vancouver for having Allegedly Claimed Credit for
"SUrtin" Ball A'rollin'"
Because President R. C. Hodgson,!
of  the  South  Vancouver   Board   "i
Trade, inadvertently happened te, Male
that the development <>f North Fraser Harbor was first promoted by the
Seeuth  Vancouver  Board  t.i   Trade,;
Captain Higgins, of Bburne, is very
ui.ilhv and he is taking two columns
a week in the Ehurnc paper for the'
purpose of setting feirth facts and j
ligures which are alleged to show |
that the germ of North Fraser Harbor development originated in an |
Ehurnc brain and not a South Van-j
couver mind.
Since  writing last week's story we i
managed   te>   get   hold   ol   the   minute
book   of   the   lirst   Ratepayers'  Association started in Eburne, writes Capt.
Higgins.     In   answer   to   the   statement  made  by   the  president  of  the i
South Vancouver  Board of Trade, rel
the  fact  that  it  was  that   Board  of
Trade  who  were  the  lirst  organized
body to take up the question of ilred-;
ging, the minutes of the Eburne ratepayers   Association   will   make   clear '
the   fact  that  it  was  at   Eburne  and I
not in South Vancouver that lhe mis-!
sieniary work was lirst started.
The date of formation of the Eburne :
Ratepayers'  Association   was   December   17,   1907,  a   preliminary   nieeling
having been held on December 6.
At a meeting of the above associa-1
tion   held   on   Tuesday,   October   6, i
1908. we find the lirst reference to the
Neirth Arm in  the following motion. I
"Moved by M. R. Wells and D. Web-1
stir,  that  the  secretary  write  to  the !
different landidatcs and ask them to
present their views on  the matter of
Ihe deepening of the  channel  of the
North Arm of the Eraser River. Carried."
This was during the first year of
the incorporation of the municipality
of Point Grey. The members referred to were Messrs. Geo. Cowan, ex-
M.P.. and Mclnness. The letter published last week from Mr. Cowan was
the result of this motion.
At the annual meeting of the Ratepayers' Association held on Monday,
December 21, 1908. the following resolution   was  passed :
"Moved by A. H. Lewis and F.
Lovii k, that W. II. Higgins and Capt.
Stewart bc appointed to co-operate
with the executive, and urge upon I
the authorities the advisability off
deepening the North Arm pf the
Fraser  River.    Carried."
The reports of the meetings as giv-1
en in the minutes do not give the details of the discussions, but at every |
nieeling there was more or less talk |
em this important question, either be-1
feire or after the meeting was called j
io order. So much so that at the j
uu-eling held on February 22, the
following  resolution   was   passed :
"Moved by W. W. Higgins, seconded by J. G. Hutchinson that this association recommend to the community the raising by subscription the
sum of $200 to pay for a survey, boring, etc.. and making eef a map of the
North Arm of the Fraser River from
Eburne to Point Grey, to lay before
lhe Government with regard to deepening the same and that a committee
be appointed to see after raising the
aim unit. The committee lo consist
of E. Lovick, Capt. Stewart. Mr. W.
II.  Higgins and the secretary."
This motion was probably the first
start towards securing any notice of
the project as it was the first time :i \
definite move had been mooted and
one of which tangible results could
be expected.
Following this motion the minutes
arc full of questions pertaining to the
securing of industries, railroads anil
'matters that woulil pertain to the development of the district and the success of the -dredging venture.
Col. Tracy, C.E.. was  Interviewed
by   members  of  the  association  with
lhe   view to having him make the rc-
quired   survey  and  maps  and  reports
wen-   received   freun   lime   lo  time   by
Ihe  board  as  to  the  work   the-  cuin-j
tniltee   were   receiving   from   time   to
lime- ley lhe board as tee the work  lln-I
committee  wa- doing iu   securing thei
necessiry   fumls,   reporting   mi   June j
28 thin   "tin-  committee  for  raising
funds  For the survey "f ihe  fraaer [
River wen- meeting food lUCCtSS mill
that Col. Tracey expected to take up
the work in a few weeks "
In the issue of June 28. 19(19, the
following editorial appeared in the
Point   Grey   "Gazette" :
"The desirability of Eburne as a
manufacturing centre is gradually
forcing itself into the minds eif thc
people. The large areas eif level lands
suitable for railway yards, roundhouses and sheeps. together with the
possibility of tlle early dredging of
the North Arm of the Fraser River
makes il even probable that tlle negee-
tiations on foot at the present date
will meet with favorable recognition
from the different bodies with whom
negotiations  are  being  carried  on."
In the same issue appeared thc following motion passed on by the Kerrisdale Ratepayers' Associations.
Kei-risdale having just at this time
reached thc stage where enough people ceiuld gather together and do
business. "The Eburne Ratepayers'
action in regard to the dredging of
North Arm of the Fraser River and
alsn interviewing Canadian Northern
officials with the view of exploiting
Eburne as a railway terminus was
highly commended and it was moved
and seconded that a committee of
three be appointed to act in conjunction with the Eburne Association. F.
Bowser, R. Robinson and the late
A. X. Adams were appointed."
This makes the second organized
body in Point Grey to be actively
interested in tlie development of the
North Arm offthe Fraser River and
the date on vflhjch this last resolution
jyas passed .was 'Jj-.ne 9,  19Q9,
Along about the first week of July
in Ibe" same'year came the news that
the   Hon.   Win    I'ugsle-y.  minister  oi
public   weirks   at   Ottawa,   was     cem-
templating a trip to the coast.
The fondest hopes of ihe members|
ed the Bourne Ratepayers' Association were realized on Monday. July
'). 1909, when the lion. Dr. Pugsley
accompanied by friends, and to ipieite
tl"- "Gazette" of that week: "Among
whom were Hon. Will. Teniplcman,
Mr. John McCaffray, Mr. J. A. Mac-
dieiialel, Provincial Liberal Leader;
Col. Tracey and Mr. Geo. Cowan, M,
!'.. down the North Arm of the Fraser River, to show the Hon. Dr. Pugsley, who is the minister of public
works, the feasibility of dredging the
North  Arm."
Right in the same story we have
the chance to bring in a third organization, and this time an incorporated
one that took an interest in the development of tlie North Arm and that
was the Municipal Council. The article goes on to say : "that the council had been approached towards entertaining the honorable member, the
Reeve being appointed by the Council to entertain at the expense of thc
council." The story goes on to tell
that the party arrived accompanied
by Reeve S. L. Howe and took the
trip down the North Arm of the
Eraser River. It also tells that the
tug "Lorna Doone" got stuck on a
bar at the mouth of the river and the
guests had to be taken off in small
boats which had been thoughtfully
arranged for is it was an expected
One of the city papers published
the speech of the Hon. Dr. Pugsley,
given in the Vancouver Hotel at the
Liberal Club Banquet, from which
the following is taken :
"It was not until I came here that I
fully realized the advantages of your
city. There is Burrard Inlet to the
north. False Creek to the south of
where I stand, and over the hillside
you have that splendid North Arm of
the Fraser, where shortly you will
have large industries. And on the
Eraser, without a too great enpendi-
ture we can make a ship canal from
New Westminster to the Gulf of
Georgia." During the trip on the
river Dr. Pugsley made the following
statement. "Vancouver is situated
just as much on the North Arm of
the Eraser River as she is situated on
Burrard Inlet," a quotation which has
since been made famous by repeated
use and from the fact that the same
sentiment, though in different terms,
has been voiced on innumerable occasions by men of repute and understanding.
The last meeting of the Eburne
Ratepayers' Association which was
held on November 28, 1910, and in
fact thc last resolution in the minute
books reads as follows : "Paton and
Wells moved the following resolution,
that the Ratepayers' Association be
put on record as heartily endorsing
the dredging of the North Arm of
the  Eraser River.    Carried."
The agitation to dredge the Xorth
Arm of the Eraser River was carried
mi continuously and was a never-
ending topic iif debate at Eburne, on
the street corner and at every meeting, whether mention was made of
it in the printed reports or not. Going back- to March, 1910. in thc editorial columns of the Gazette, we
find the following short paragraph
pertaining to this important question:
"The question of dredging Ihe North
Arm of the Eraser River is again being revived. Point Grey has no waterfront on the Eraser River. Neither
has Seiuth Vancouver, though at present both municipalities are dickering
wilh Richmond lo extend their boundaries 200 feet south of low water
mark, lhe present municipal boundary." The results of the dickering
you will all know, for, instead of securing thc 200 feet for which ncgo-
tialieeiis were first opened, Point Grey
went farther and secured control of
half lhe river. The boundary line now
being tlle centre line eef thc river.
Ain.nl lhe lime of the above article,
harbor and dredging questions took
such a shape that it was thought
that they weiuld be handled tei better
advanlage   by   an   incorporated   body
and a movement was started to form
a board of trade.
The hoard of Irade was formed on
March 17, 1910. and Mr. J. C. Gibson was elected to the presidency,
Almeist the first words of thc new-
president were on dredging, for he
said : "What we first of all require is
dredging. Ill the dredging of the
moUth of the Fraser River, not only
will Ebume and Point Grey be assisted   but  also  New   Westminster."
The Richmond and Point Grey
board of trade was first formed on
Thursday, March 17, 1910, while the
board of trade in question, namely.
South Vancouver, and the remarks of
whose president are responsible for
this article, was formed in February
of the same year. Eburne, however,
had an organization in working order
taking up the dredging question for
two and a half years previous to the
formation  of  either  boards  of  trade.
Captain Higgins promises to write
further ou the historical aspect of the
North  Arm development.
No Grant!
Central Park Agricultural Association and Farmers' Institute executive met last night when a letter was
read from the department of agriculture, Victoria, stating that no grant
could be made to the association this
year. It was stated that over eighty
members had joined the association
during the year and that another
thirty members are expected to join
shortly. Preliminary arrangements
were made for Ihe annual exhibition,
commencing on  September  17-nejrt."
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"A Thimble Tea"
The Ladies' Aid of the Ferris Road
Methodist Church hehl their fifth
"thimhle tea" at the home of Mrs.
Coltart, Cluster Street. The rooms
were prettily decorated with spring
flowers. Mrs. Gavet and Mrs. Smith
sang solos and Miss Patricia Coltart
gave a piano solo, and Mrs. K. Smith
a recitation, alter which refreshments
were served. A large number of
ladies attended. It was decided to
he'Id the next meeting at the home
��� ei Mrs. A. Ward, 431 Ferris Road, on
March 24, at 3 o'clock.
Poets of Democracy." lie sketched
the work of Thomas Hood, Elizabeth
Barrett Browning, Chas. Mackay,
Gerald Massey and others who had
voicetl the wrongs and the rights of
labor, anil lie pleaded for more idealism, more imagination in democratic
propaganda. Mr. Lewis sang some
delightful pieces and Mr. Cuthcr gave
a  recitation.
The Poets of Democracy
A very pleasant hour was spent by
the ��K;ial democrats of Jubilee on
Sunday afternoon When "Felix
Penn-e   gave -'an 'aildrcss     on     "The
Women  Frame Alaska  Slate
Women are becoming political factors in the Far North. An announcement has been made in Fairbanks,
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a ticket in the field for the next municipal election .on April 17. Seven
candidates {pr (Iw - city council and
one m'e'frtber o"f"fhc school board will
be chosen. SAT.yg.DAy,  MARCH  21,  1914
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The Council  and the Workers
S'eiitlt Vancouver Council have
formed themselves nitee ��� committee
��� ei the whole on the question tti labor,
wnli Councillor Rowlingi ai chairman.
Wiul.- we do not wiih tei criticise
the- council in .my way in tlii-, move
yet wc cannot iee any (real amount
eel'    ge,ell|    that     \\ l||    (eilUC    QUt    Of    it.
h i- patent to the council, and to
everybody, that what i- wanted li
work! work!! work!!! The (act of
the council forming themtelvei Into
immittee een the labor question ii
ol minor importance t'e the worker.
��� the working man wants tee see
i- the necessary bylaws pul through
ie, enable them te: lind employment
There i- 11��� ��� need of wasting time tabulating how many men can be given a
certain   number  of  hours,  anel   ve  e,n.
and on
The necessary work i- here right
now and we believe the money i> here
In last week's issue ��e urged the
Council t" make up their minds on the
question of the paving of Main Street.
Now that the bitterness of the recent election has beer, worked off it
behooves the Council tei take up this
question at once.
Xei one questions the urgency of
the paving���not even the most stren-
uous opponents of wood blocks
We understand the Council- solicitors have Riven it as their opinion
that the contract is legal and valid
and t!ie\' can see no way out of it except   through  an   expensive  law   suit.
Ii that is the position we think the
council, as sensible men, slinuld
choose the lesser evil.
By going ahead with the contract
it weiuld practically eliminate the unemployment problem so far, at least,
as it concerns the ordinary laboring
On the other hand it the Council
shouhl choose t" "fight" it would
mean the tying up of any weirk on the
street fnr at least a year���if not longer���for we understand that during the
law suit nothing would be allowed
to be done on the street whatever.
Xow this is a big question and it
requires big men tee deal with it anel
we have this much confidence in South
Vancouver Council to say eif them
that they are big enough men t'i lav-
aside an;- little personal feelings on
the question of thc contract and now
that there is no way out except
thr.nigh the courts, that they get the
work started  at  once
We dei met wish it to bc understood
that we are looking at this from the
w.i'ie] block point of view or any other
kind of paving.
The question with the worker is
thc provision of wmk and whatever
way the council are- g"ing to pave
the street let them, in all Beriousness,
get started at once.
What is thc use "f employing gangs
uf men for three days ir. the week
opening up streets where there are
no houses and other such like work
which is only a makeshift and which
could very well stand when we have
a job like Main Street which is a crying necessity from a health point of
view,  if  nothing  else.
We sincerely hope to see the Council settle this thing at once and there
would be very little need of a "committee of the whole" for another year
at least.
Hallelujah!   Hallelujah!!
While the railways, immigration
agencies and thc Salvation Army are
bringing workers to the West, H. II.
Stevens. M.P.. says of South Vancouver : "All work is practically at a
standstill, and many workers are at
their wits' end to feed and clothe their
wives and little ones." Now. Mr.
Stevens, it's up to you.
Alphonse    Verville    Speaks    Out    at
For   -ix   or   seven   years   Alphonse
Verville, of Montreal, was president
"i thi Dominion Trades and Labeir
Congresi Since 1906 hi has sat In
parliament as the Labor member f'.r
Maisonneuve, iturdily upholding the
rights of Labor and leaking tu ierve
ii- interest! at every opportunity. He
has alwsyi held the confidence and
���upport of the organized lab'er men
ol Canaela Thi- was the man ling.
lce| .nit hy lii.n. T. W. Crothers, Mr.
Borden's minister of labor, as the subject   e,f ;i   savage  attack   in   the  Com-
mons "u Tue-ilay last. Mr. Verville,
the representative uf Labor, was singled out fur Mr. Crother's abuse because he had dared t" father a resi -
im ii e>i censuring th.- minister f"r Indifference and absolute neglect in
connection with the strike in the coal
I mines  operated   by   Mackenzie-Mann
'interests on Vancouver Island,
There  was  Some  plain  speaking hy
I Mr. Verville and the Liberals who
supported him when the Labor man's
[resolution was debated in the house.
They proved beyond contradiction
that Mr. Crothers had done nothing
tuward the settlement of the strike,
that he had been callously indifferent
to the men's demands for action, that
he had deserted hi- post at the most
critical time in oreler that he might,
enjoy himself un a pleasur< trip ���
acre,-- the water. They showed that
the Mackenzie and Mann interests,
close friends e.f the government anel
supporters of Mr. Borden ami of Mr
Crotl*.ers in the la-t election, were in
eeeiiire.l of collieries in which the
trouble broke out���tbat they eliel not
wish a board '.1 investigation tei he
appointed, anel had interview, with
Mr. Crothers, none of whieh were
reported tee parliament. It was openly charged th.it these circumstances
accounted feer Mr. Crother's evident
lack eel sympathy with the nnn'T~ ami
his unwillingnesi to tak. any actiot
on the men's behalf
What was the minister's defence-?
"I did not do anything which I should
nut have done," he laid iii . ffei I
Thai wa- hi- defence; that anil that
alone. Mr. Verville, Sir Wilfrid
Laurier  anel other  ipeakers  charged
that he hail <l<.in- nothing at all which
sheiuld have been done; and thee minister "f play replied that he- hadn't
'luiu anything which he- shouldn't
have done. That wa- the defence for.
eluing nothing when Canada wa- confronted by thc worst labor situation
of recent years, anil tei it lie added
Statements   which     indicated     clearly
his antagonism tei International labor
unions.    To it he added also the savage attack upon the former president
of   the   Trades   and   Labor   Congress1
of   the   Dominion.     Premier   Borden
and the either minister and their sup-
peerters   rallied   to   Mr.   Crothers'   assistance.    They declared that he mer- ]
ited approval instead of censure. They.
voted down thc resolution 'if censure.'
Anderson Market
The Family Butcher at
the Sanitary Shop
The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy  Casts His  Kilts  Aside tae Champion Irish Home Rule
a   *   *
Napoleon's  Retreat  from  Nanaimo
It affords rather curious reading
to the ordinary man to read in the
"Province," the organ which has hail
such streeng opinion! on the miners'
strike, its recent interview with the
Attorney-General over the resignation of Colonel Hall,
It seem- now as if there had been
twei master minds at the liege of
Xanainio ami the Hall plan of campaign was ii"t "according t" cocker
with Mr. Bowser,
li w.'euld seem as if the poor militiamen had got severely stung. The
inducement of extra pay probably
tempted seime to stay ou and now
that it has ended in smoke the Attorney-General has a quiet chuckle
to himself. He did not want the militia. Not he���at least not until his
pets���the provincial police���had been
grossly  insulted.
We leave Bowser and the Colonel
to settle their own little squabble. If
the militiamen had been unionised
perhaps they would have had a better
chance of getting that extra inducement.
*    *   *
Provides Nine-hour Day for all Domestic Employees
Parker Williams. M.L.A., on Tuesday introduced a bill in the legislature
at Victoria entitled "An act relating
to the employment of domestic employees." It provides that "wages"
shall mean lawful money of Canada,
and shall not include any recompense
by wav of beiard and lodging. It shall
be unlawful for an employer to require a domestic employee to work
for more than nine hours a day or
more than 54 hours in any one week.
Every domestic shall be entitled to
recover from his or her employer bylaw the whole or so much of the
wages earned by such domestic employee. No deduction shall be made
from the wages of domestic employees for the breakage of chattels of his
or her employer. As the legislature
prorogued on Wednesday it did not
get beyond committee.
My   name   is   Paddy   Leery,   from   a
ihpot   called  Tipperary,
Anil the hearts of all the girls I am
a thorn in;
But I've lately took a notion to cross
thc briny ocean,
And  1  start  for   Philadelphia  in  the
St. Andrew's Day micht slip awa
withoot a Scotch laddie ever bein'
aware o' it (in fact its the Englishmen like Felix Penne that keep us
in mind o' it) but "St Patrick's Day
in the mornin"���never. Gee, when
I wis a laddie il generally took us a
fortnicht eer three weeks tae get owre
I dinna think there's ony twa na-
ihunalities intermingled wi wan anither tae better advantage than the
Irish  an'   the   Scotch.
Thc laddies especially seemed tae
get on awful weel thegither. If we
-heeiild be up tac ony scrape yae wud
generally I'm Micky���or Packey���wis
the ringleader. The same wi oor fitba club���there micht be ten o' us
Scotties but mare often than no yae
wud I'm the captin (an he wis generally the treasurer tae) tac be a descendant o' St.  Patrick.
We wcre as happy as bugs in a rug
until that anniversary day. Then
soemthing efter the style o' that sen-
tymental   Song
"Murphy  an'  his  cousin
Paralysed  a   half-a-dozen
They  struck  both  soft and  hard
An' a number of the slain
Will never light again
For  they're  lyin'  in   thc  old  churchyard."
Weel theetigh the fun "grew fast
an' furious" as the memorable day
approached���the wunnerfu thing
aboot it wis that instead o' cherishin'
ony ill-will it only made us wanner
freens  than   ever.
it wud bc nae uncommon thing tae
sec us, efter we had broken up oor
"swingers"���oor only weapon o' warfare but an awe-inspirin' yin at that���
as I wis gaun tac say it wud bc nae
uncommon thing tae see us talkin'
an launchin' owre the various episodes o' the campaign an' fecnish up
wi lendin' wan anither some bools
���or as the cless a wee bit alnine us
use tae- ca' them "marbles." (I hear
the youngsters Cain' them "allies" eeut
here I.
There wi- nae reicegis quarrel atween ns laddies. Thc Pope wis of
the -aim- consequence tae us as the
Lord High Commissioner that used
tac come an' open tlie General Assembly every year. Though we never
happened tae sec thc Pope yet I'm
fain tac sey it hc had putten up a
guid show o' prancin' horses an' lackeys wi' powdered wigs like thc "Ceick-
atoo Commissioner" as we ca'd him.
he   wud   hae   tamed  oor  applause   a'
the  same.
*    *    ���
Xoo, jist at this time when the
Irish questyins sac muckle in the
air it michttia tire yae if I gae yae
my opeenyin o' it.
Tac tell yae the truth I believe
there's a whole lot o' tommy-rot baith
spoken an' written aboot it, of course,
yours   truly   excepted.
The main argument o' the opponents o' Home Rule is that if Ireland
is gien a saiparate Parliament the
priests Ml get the upper haund an'
control a' thc affairs o' state.
It has often been said that an Irishman can rule every country but his
ain an' while there micht be instances
tae show the Irish bluid has come
oot on tap oftencr as an exile yet the
same argument can be used as an
instance why the Irish have had tae
emigrate tac get a chance o' show-
in'   their  mettle.
The argument that tae gie Ireland
Home Rule would mean the���I wunner if I can manage tae spell this
big yin���I'll try it���disintegration
o' the Hempire wunna baud water,
at least a drap o' Dunville's wud sune
dispel it. If that should be the case
what wey dis Canada an' Australia an'
Sooth Africa an' Sooth Vancouver
no  draw  oot.
Naw, naw, freens, bluids thicker
than water an' yaell fin that the mare
independence a country gets frae
the Imperial body the mare tichtly
they   draw   thegither.
Tae prove it mysel. In the four year |
I hae been in Canada I hae heard God
Save the King an' Rule Brittania I
sang oftener than the ��� years (an'
yaere no' gaun tae ken hoo auld 1
am���it's nae-body's bizness except
the wife's) I spent in the laund o'
I wunner if ony o' yae noticed a
ptcter on the front page o' the province this week. It depicted a company e,' the Irish Fusiliers an' alongside wis a company o' the Ulster loyalists. It wis intended tae show the
sides that wud be in the "thick o' it"
if thc In nnc rule bill should cairry.
Now tae me the maist peculyar thing
aboot the picter o' the Ulster loyalists
wis the fact that they a' wore knick-
er-beicker suits���betokenin at yince
where they were recruited frae. Yae
dinna get ony o' the common Irish
folks wearin' that luxurious dress.
White moleskins are mare in their
line. It betokened tae me that this
"loyal army" wis naethin mare or less
than the gamekeepers, grooms, bailiffs, sheriff's men an' a' the rest o'
the lackeys that had tae obey the
whip o' their sire, the Duke or Viscount.
Noo tae come back tae Vancouver.
I see a lot o' men are meetin' noo an'
then, passin' pious resolutions de-
nouncin' the government in its attempt tac pass the bill an' vowin1
vengeance if it should become the law
o' thc laund. They are great on thc
freedom bizness but their idea o' freedom  seems  tae be "a'  for  mysel  an'
lae  h 1 wi' the ither fellie." Some
u'  them   ca'  themsels  Empire   Loyalists,   ithers   ca'   themsels   Orangemen
���they   pit   me   in   min'   o'   a   wheen
auld   wives   at   a   mothers'   meetin'���!
they're   aye   rakin'   up   th'.-   past   in- |
steed o' tryin' tae forget it.
Xoo tae sum up as the laddie said |
when he got his first addeshun problem, I hope tae see the Home Rule
Hill passed. I'm seeck tired o'
hearin' folks argyin '.he pint on rc-
leegin. The schule maisters abrood
an' there's sma chance noo-a-days o'
Ireland or ony ither country puttin'l
itsel under���eer alloin' itsel tae be dominated by ony reicegis sect
The whole oppisilhun, in my opeenyin,   comes  frae  a   wheen   Dukes,  an ���
earls   an'   herds   who     hae     fattened'
themsels   an'   their   faimilies   on   the
laund   witho.it   daen   an'   honest   'la\'s
work in their live-     Thc\   hae visions
ee'  an   Irish   Lloyd-George  'er  a   Kin
Hardie  an'���wed   maybe   liny   wudna '
get  it  -ac muckh  their .un  wcv
II...uver,  a-   I   -aiel  al"re-.   I   believe
they mak man- fuss owre the Ulster
loyalists than i- necessary.    A fellie
that-   been   through   an   elcckshcn   in
Sooth  Vancouver  wiul  consider  it  a1
-ham   light  if he  wis  tac  gaun  owre!
tae  Ireland thc noo,
They   say   the  bould   Saint   Patrick,
drove   a'   the   snakes   eeut   o'   Ireland |
but I hae my doubts. There's a wheen I
rattlers   there   yet   an'   they're   tryin'I
tae pit the fear o' dathe on  the government in the auld country.    Gee if',
they fellies had heen in  B. C.    Bowser wud sune hae fixed  ihcm.
Yours through the heather.
Trees,  More  Trees
To  the  Editor of the "Chinook" :
In the City they arc ruthlessly destroying trees. In South Vancouver
let us correct their folly by planting
them. How about thc "Arbor Day"
that was promised South Vancouver
long age}? Is it not about time something was done to let that idea "materialize." Lovers of trees get busvl
South   Vancouver.
A Live Church
Central Park Presbyterian Church,
Kingsway, is arranging for a lecture
by Rev. Professor George C. Pid-
gcon, D.D., on "A Canadian's Impressions of the Old Land." ihe lecture
will be given at the Agricultural Hall,
and a good musical programme will
be provided. Since the church was
reopened the congregation has increased to such an extent that the
necessity for enlarging the present
building is being continuously impressed upon the management.    Mr.
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SATURDAY, MAI    H 21, 1914
" The Kindly Fruits of the Earth "- Whs Does Not South Vancouver Get Them ?
IT is a far cry from South Vancouver to Covent Garden, London, but we sometimes go
farther than that "to point a moral or adorn a tale."
Our good ministers often take us to ancient Babylon or Jerusalem to illustrate
their sermons���so why not go "to the heart of the Empire" to learn a lesson? and there
is a lesson for South Vancouver in Covent Oarden market just now.
London is a crowded city with a population approaching eight millions. All the
suburbs of London are densely populated���the road from London to Brighton has
houses and stores all the wav���the 50 miles is like one long street. Southward, "the
..Id Portsmouth Road," is jtist the same���northward, the old Roman roads, are now
residential and business thoroughfares, and all England is well built over, and "little
England," though she looms so large in history is "little England" still. You could
lose her in one of the great Canadian lakes!
To "a man from Mars" it would seem that in "little England" "the kindly fruits of
the earth" could only be cultivated with difficulty and that they would be very dear-
while in Canada���"a country of magnificent distances"���whose land is boundless���and
so sparsely populated that millions of acres are as yet destitute of any population at all
���that vegetables and fruit could be produced���profusely enough to feed Canadians at
any rate even if the consumers should not bc Rockefellers.
I'.ut what are the facts? Covent Garden market is so stocked with fresh vegetables
every morning that they are almost given away, while the housewife in South Vancouver cannot get vegetables without a very serious inroad into a very poorly lined
pocket. Only a Croesus (for South Vancouver) can furnish his table with "the kindly
fruits of the earth" in this municipality just now.
And in London vegetables are worthy of the name���lender spinach��� a lap full
for three cents, brockili, turnip tops, Brussels sprouts, cabbages���not so large _as the
ones B. C. can grow���but luscious, tender and cheap, and there is the point, 25 cents
in Covent Garden market will buy more healthy, invigorating, delicious vegetable
food than you can get in South Vancouver for a dollar!   Should this be so?
The answer is No!   emphatically No! and as it is so, there must be something
"very rotten" in thc state when a country with such splendid opportunities for produc-    build a thousand miles of road in the West this year,
tion should have a people almost starving for the food which ought to be plentiful for    Suspicion interprets that as an appeal to the West to
THE Hon. W. J. Bowser's treatment of the Vancouver Island miners is indeed funny.
You remember the old fashioned type of villain
who tried in the" first act to poison the heroine. Frustrated, in the second act tlie villain tied the girl to a
railroad bridge five minutes before the express was
due. Being foiled here, the villain next tried to kill
the lady with a shot gun, sawed-off. Again being
foiled, the bad man locked the girl in a room and
t.lined on the gas. Foiled again, he endeavored to
brain her with a broad axe
Jn the last act, just before the secret service man
steps in, we find the villain on his knees before the
heroine. "Do you not think that vou can learn to
love muh." he pleads.
According to Monday night's "Province/1 Mr.
Bowser is quoted as saying, with reference to the Vancouver Island strikers, "I want to deal leniently with
these men. The Government does not wish to prosecute unduly and I may say we have always intended
this stand when the right time came."
IT is important to know the truth about Mackenzie
and Mann, says the Toronto "Sun." One day the
junior member of the firm announces that they have
all the money they need, and that no application is to
be made to Parliament. Almost the next day, the
press reports that the senior member is in the lobbies
of Parliament lobbying for a gift of as much as $35,-
000,000, and giving to the government common stock
security.    It is next announced that thc C. X. K. will
Scorning the proverb that "comparisons are odious" we have ventured a comparison���or a contrast rather, because we know that if the people would only wake
up in, a few years a comparison of the vegetable market of South Vancouver with Covent Garden would be al! in our favor.
Our government���save thc mark! will not encourage local agriculture with a grant
to the Central Park Farmers' Institute.
No, our government has millions for big corporations, money-making schemes for
millionaires, but no encouragement for farmers, agriculturists and those who produce
the people's food, no legislation with regard to freight rates which will take food from
where it is produced to where it is needed and place it within reach of the consumer.
We have alluded to "a man from Mars." Should we have such a visitor here and
show him the fertile Fraser Valley���show him the unproductive soil, show him this
great municipality without a market, let him see the prices the South Vancouver housewife pays for the necessities of bare existence, then we can imagine the Celestial visitor
thinking that this should be a land of plenty���and with a shrug of his shoulders echoing
the words of Puck "What fools these mortals be."
Fancy does not flourish on fertility nor is ingemilty
bred by abundance.
The inventive faculty responds most readily to the
urge of want.   Comfort drugs enterprise.   .
Had the Garden of Eden remained in the human
family there is little likelihood that civilization would
be half so far advanced. The greatest changed district in America was once an arid stretch in which
only sage brush and reptiles prospered Thousands
of prospectors, lusting for El Dorados, tramped uver
the site of a vegetable mine whose yield was destined
to surpass the oulput of the richest mineral lodes.
None of them considered thc possibility of "transmuting" the burning sands into groves nf golden
fruit until a late-comer looked up into the hills and
wondered what would happen if he could bring the
water down to the scorching acres.
I le mixed imagination with thc .sands, built irrigating ditches and started a grove of orange trees.
Nature's richest treasures are for her most ardent
wooer. She lavishes largess on the daring experimenter who surprises her secrets. Brains are the most
efficient of all fertilizers. It takes sand plus imagination to succeed���to accomplish anything worth while.
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And  shall   from  age to age endure."
WHAT a pity it is that there is so much truth in
thc saying that a man has to go outside his
own circle to reap honor. If this saying had no truth
iu it we could have the Rev. J. C. Madill, like the poor,
always with us. As it is he now and then seeks fresh
woods and pastures new as fields for his talents and
ambition���the vaulting sort of ambition wc fear which
is prone to "o'erleap itself," and come a cropper. The
Rev. J. C. Madill has been missed from Cedar Cottage.
While he has been away Cedar Cottage has been
a vale of tranquility, for Mr. Madill has a way of making things lively in Orange and Conservative circles.
There have been various conjectures as to where the
Rev. J. C. Madill has been. 1 ie has not been in Ireland���or "the Irish question" would have been settled
���perhaps by a general massacre of all those who don't
belong to Orange lodges for the Rev. J. C. M. would
not���in Ireland���have any faint-hearted methods.
He has not been in Rome or St. Peters would be even
more shaky than St. Pauls. There i.s a rumor that his
Reverence has been working with Bob Rogers in the
annual election of Manitoba Orange Lodges. That
can hardly be so, for the Rev. J. C. Madill is not good
at working with people, he is most at home when
"agin" anyone.
Anyhow, Cedar Cottage misses him and has given
expression to an idea which would never have occurred to the Reverend gentleman himself���that he has
"been sent for" to be made a senator. We say "sent
for" advisably, he would never seek such an honor.
He is too modest. Some men arc born to honors.
Some achieve honors. Some have honors thrust upon
them. The Rev. J. C. Madill has had many honors,
and will have more. Why trouble whether "achieved"
or indeed how obtained. If they remove his sphere
of activity from South Vancouver���that fact will be
enough for us to grasp.
IN the cleaning out at the Municipal Hall, the council undoubtedly made some excellent strokes.
Possibly an injustice was done a few of the officials
who were dismissed, but on the whole, good will undoubtedly result from the raid that was made.
Has the head chopping been cotvpleted?
Will the council proceed with the staff as it is?
If that body is prepared to rest with the personnel
of the civic service as it now stands, it is apparent
that there is something wrong somewhere.
The council dismissed some twenty more or less
minor officials and have shown no mercy in turning
these chaps out into a cold world.
When a physician takes a patient in hand he make-
a diagnosis with a view of getting to the e,i:ise of thc
trouble. If there is a rash on the patient's cheek, the
physician doesn't usually cut the man's head off With
a view of curing him.
The cause-of thc internal extravagance and waste
at the Municipal Hall cannot be forced on thc
shoulders of some poor man who kept the books in
the bidding inspector's office.
Hut. no doubt the council will sec to it that the
job of making a new start will not bc handled negligently.
THE Brandon "Daily News" speaks out thus:
"Mr. Crothers has himself declared that he is
not a minister of labor but a minister of play. He
deserves the title. His course in connection with the
British Columbia troubles has supplied one more evidence that he is, in truth, a minister of play.
"He played with the strike from the first. He says
in chief extenuation, that he sent to the miners application forms for a board of conciliation and investigation���but the papers never reached the men. For
five months he did nothing else. At last he took a
private car jaunt to British Columbia with his former
law partner, Mr. S. Price, K.C. Mr. Crothers spent
ten days there, but did nothing to get justice for the
inert. He had Mr. Price appointed as an investigating
commissioner at a salary of $40 a day. The lawyer
prepared a report which discussed many tilings but
did not suggest a way to settle the strike.
"And then, when Vancouver Island was torn with
savage rioting, when blood was shed, when soldiers
were called out, when miners were being flung into
jail���with Canada's worst labor trouble at its height,
Hon. T. W. Crothers went junketing to England at
the public expense.
"Mackenzie and Mann and the other Big Interests
friendly to the government approve of Mr. Crothers
and Mr. Borden and his associates. Labor must expect from Mr. Crothers and the government generally
only such treatment as the corporations dictate."
upport the Dominion gift of $35,000,000. New ships
md other outlays are announced, which suspicion in
turn interprets as a bid to the East. There arc rumors,
sinister and circumstantial, ascribed to well informed
sources, that the C. N. R. is wholly manipulated by
M. & M., that M. & M. let the construction to themselves, and that although the C. N. R. roads are built
on public credit, there arc no effective measures to
supervise expenditure.
An official report says that the C. N. R. has already
received in cash, land grants, and bond guarantees the
stupendous value of two hundred and forty-eight millions. It is said to have received in land grants the
value of $36,000,000, in cash $24/35,000, and in bond
guarantees approximately $188,000,000. The bond
guarantees are detailed as follows:
Dominion of Canada  $85,043,250
Nova Scotia      5,000,000
Ontario      7,860,000
Saskatchewan      19,110,000
Manitoba     24,059,446
Alberta     33,802,000
liritish  Columbia     42,865,000
Sir William Mackenzie explains ambiguously that
his companies have received from guaranteed bonds
$131,000,000, for which a corresponding contingent
liability has been created. A late press dispatch says
that Sir Richard McBride has just introduced a bill
in the British Columbia Legislature to guarantee a
further sum of $12,500,000.
Careful observers begin to worry about these contingent liabilities. There are rumors which are not
denied that the reports of the company's earnings are
not to be relied on. Its ability to pay interest on tlu'se,
bonds is doubted. In such case, how it is asked, is
British Columbia, with a total population of 390,000,
of which but a small part is wealth producing, to pay
two millions to two million and a half a year iiHnter-
est? Though Alberta and Manitoba are better able,
tne conversion of their contingent into direct liability
would create an intolerable liability, would create an
intolerable burden. It would not be surprising if, as
some suggest, these Provinces, foreseeing such result,
were eager to cast the burden on the Dominion, and
that their influence is now being used. That their desire will be attained, if the Dominion becomes, as reported, a stockholder in a large way, is not to be
Doubted. Upon Ontario, the burden will mainly fall.
The reference of the matter to the Provincial Premier
shows where the pressure is.
HERE Nature is most lavish men arc usually
most lazy.
Whenever providence renders living easy humans
are prone not to bestir themselves.
The bare, rugged, barren areas���the parched and
colorless stretches of earth���are apt to produce the
most inventive minds.
Sterile surroundings breed fertile brains.
Tropical abundance dissuades effort.
Folks who can stretch their arms and lay hold of
dinner have little incentive to stretch their minds and
lay hold of an idea.
Need is the chief factor in progress.
Intellects go flat as the land grows fat.
In proportion as soils are rich and fields and forests
are prolific you will encounter happy-go-lucky, improvident persons.
The habit of having to scrape for scraps trains the
senses to alertness.
Men compelled to rely upon their own powers for
subsistence invariably overrun the mark and employ
their necessity-sharpened wits upon further and greater problems than the mere raising of food.
Hunger may be a sauce; it is also a spur.
Great builders and men of vision are rarely met in
countries, of opulent flora.
-HE MINISTER who wrote refusing a grant to the
Central Park Agricultural Society is very mistaken
about Central Park's financial status, or hc is a master of sarcasm. He speaks of Central Park as "an
established community of wealthy people." He ought
to hc made to prove his words true by making a few
people who cannot make ends meet into Morgans ami
��    *    ��
XO! CENTRAL I'ARK is not wealthy. Poverty
makes us "acquainted with strange bedfellows," aiut
do strange things. It was Central Park's poverty���
not its will���that dictated an appeal to the Nero of
liritish Columbia���if the Roman fiddler will forgive us
for the comparison.
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WHY NOT SEND Brothers Madill and Edgecombe
over to L'lster lo settle the trouble there? remark-- the
Winnipeg "Tribune" in referring to tin.' presence in
the Prairie metropolis of thc "Rev." J. C. Madill. the
man who fights the "see" in Cedar Cottage.
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"WHY IS WORRYING the Councillor for Ward V
with writs like knocking off tlie first letter of his
name?" asked thc printers' devil. "Don't know���
but why?" replied the Editor. "Becos it will make
Gold���old." ("Oh, he's not much hurt���the stairs
are not very steep!")
��   ��   ���
PREMIER BORDEN'S followers and press agenls
luxuriate in the possibility of death cutting off the
Liberal majority in the Canadian Senate at an early-
date. Those blood-thirsty fellows are worse than the
undertakers who send bouquets to the sick rooms of
prospective business.
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IT HAS BEEN suggested that as compared with
hanging around the Municipal Hall, blasting stumps
out of one's lot is a profitable line of employment.
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SIR RICHARD McBRIDE leaves shortly for Washington, D.C.   But for the prospects of much free publicity that hot blooded imperialist would hesitate to
set foot upon the cultus soil of the Republic.
  .  .  ...m     m     .,
DURING HIS ABSENCE in the United States, Sir
Richard may ���deliver a lecture before the executive
committee of Tammany Hall entitled "How I workeil
it for ten years."
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JN VIEW OF THE recent revision of the tariff by
President Wilson, particularly that schedule covering
wool. Sir Richard will be allowed to pass the customs
without any embarrassing interuplions.
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THE PEOPLE Oh' British Columbia have had to
pay $150,000 so far to finance the Bowser prosecution of the Vancouver Island miners, according to the
"News-Advertiser's" report of the first 100 days of
the assizes at New Westminster.
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THE COST OF bull-dozing, bludgeoning, spying upon, arresting, maintaining, transporting and trying
the Vancouver Island miners was greater than the
value of all the butter and eggs produced in British
Columbia during 1913.
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f WO OF THE greatest figures in history, Councillor Twiddy and the Hon. W. J. Bowser.
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IN ORDER TO raise enough money to give the
North Fraser Harbor Commission the grant that body
is entitled to some of the scrap iron lying about the
district, the property of the municipality, might be
��    ��   ��
\TTORNEY-GENERAL Bowser lias persistently
refused to appoint as Notary Public any business man
on Fraser Street.
W    ��   ��
"WILL DUKE LEAVE Canada This Fall?" is a
caption in a daily paper. South Vancouver people
will be really, beastly, er, put out if he really intends
to go.   Charming old Book. SATURDAY.  MARCH  21,  1914
Gore Ave.
Lawrence St Sandusky, Lessees
Sey. 3907
Week of March 23
Matinees Wed. and Sat.
The  Del.  S.  Lawrence
Stock  Company
Maude   Leone
In tlu- sensational Belasco mccets
Prices 25c and 50c
Matinees 25c Any Seat
Orpheum Theatre
One of the most artistic dances
ikn.ewn in the realm of t|���- |Uge will
be presented at the Orpheum next
I week in the "Rouge et \,,ir." exeeut-
ieil   hy 'twee   ,,f   ||���.   greatest   dramatic
dancers ..f the age, Berl French ami
Alice En. The dance, which has been
given before European royalty e,n
���P" ial request, is "authorized" hy
Mr. French, ami owes its being tei
the game .if chance At tl,,- time
Mr. trench conceived it he was losing heavily on the tables at Monte
Carlo and lhe reflections attendant on
Ins illiortune suggested the idea from
which  tlle  creation   was  evolved,
Harry Gilfoil has concocted a clever impersonation e,f ;i circus menag-
18th and Main Street
"The House ol Features"
Is prepared to receive a limited number of pupils
and impart instruction al their  homes  or  at  his
COLLINGWOOD EAST,   At B. C. Electric  Station
Hilda Thomas, appearing in "The
Substitute" at the Orpheum next
H.   H.   DEAN,   Proprietor
The continuation of
"The  Two Ordeals"
On   Monday, March 23
Cedar   Cottage   Theatre
20th Avenue and Commercial Street
.   . We show the best, cleanest, and most up to date pictures with a
complete change daily.
Cedar Cottage Jottings
Rev. Thos. Green and Mrs. Green
are receiving congratulations on the
birth of a son. Though Rev. Green
is now one of Victoria's popular
preachers, he and Mrs. Green have
many friends in Cedar Cottage who
rejoice   with   them   over   this   happy
* *   *
The Sunshine Mission Circle met
;it the house of Miss Rose Whaleti
on the evening of the 12th. There
were sixteen present, and after the
regular monthly business was transacted, an address was made by Mrs
Spencer, president of the Woman's
Missionary Society in Grandview.
Mrs. Spencer has spent half a lifetime in mission work among Indians
iu the North, and one had only to
listen to some of her varied experiences to realize the great need for
iiiissiem weirk among emr red brothers Thc Sunshine Circle is one of
ihe many organizations of the Robson Memorial Church and is very
much alive, having for its president.
Miss Amy Gunn; recording secretary,
Miss Hilda Manuel; corresponding
secretary, Miss Rose Whalcn and
treasurer,  Miss   Isabelle  Crowe.
Miss Manuel was appointed dele-
Kate tee the District Convention tei
bc held in May at Chilliwack.
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Mrs. Paris and her two children
who spent the last three weeks visiting in  Port Hammond returned home
last  Thursday.
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Mrs. Gunn, of Fleming Street, entertained the study class of the \V.
M. S. on Thursday of last week. This
class is very fortunate in having fifr
its leader Mrs. Dr. Hunter, who succeeds in making the study of "The
King's Business." a book they have
now   taken   up.   both   interesting  and
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Rev. and Mrs. Manuel spent Thursday of last week at Eburne, where
Mr.  Manuel preached in  the evening.
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The friends of Mrs. W. R. Stevens,
of 21st Avenue, will be sorry to hear
she is in St. Paul's hospital, suffering
from appendicitis.
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Mrs. Flowerdew. who has lately returned from a trip to England, gave
a very delightful bridge party on
Tuesdry evening the 10th. Her home
on Bella Vista Road was artistically
decorated for the occasion with daffodils and evergreens. Among the
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Richards,
Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker, Mr. and Mrs.
Kemp, Mr. and Mrs. Royston and
sons, Mrs. Bedford, Miss Bedford,
Mrs. Banks, and Mr. Boes. Miss
Bedford was the lucky winner of the
lady's prize, a silver mounted bottle
of exquisite perfume, while Mr. Whitaker is happy in the possession of a
silver-handled pen-knife. Elegant
refreshments were served and all
went "merry as a marriage bell" until the wee sma' hemrs when the company  dispersed.
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Mrs. R. lludsein and daughter of
N'ew Westminster, are visiting Mrs.
Geo. Whalen.
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Mrs. Kedfeird entertained a number of her friends at tlle tea hour on
Monday. Mrs. Waters was present
and created much interest and amusement by reading the teacups of the
other guests. Mis. Waters is well
known for her cleverness in this respect.
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A social event of the week was
Mrs. )���'. 1). Kidd's lirst reception
since her marriage, when "ii Friday
afternoon of last week she greeted
a large number eif friends. Mrs. Kidd
looked charming in her wedding gown
of purple crepe de chine with trimmings of Irish crochet and velvet.
Glowing daffodils and snowy azalias
made the living room attractive,
while in the tea room great nodding
clusters of "pink carnations and
feathery ferns tilled the air with fragrance. Spread with shining silver
and sparkling glass, the beautiful tea
table groaned under toothsome dainties and was presided over by Mrs.
Mirylees in a Parisian toilctt of Royal blue charmeuse; assisting her in
serving the guests were Mrs. Drew
and Miss Alexander.
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Mrs. Leighton of Welwyn Road entertained her sister, Mrs. Morris, of
Nanaimo, last  week.
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Mrs. Leighton, of Welwyn Road
entertained her sister, Mrs. Norris,
of Nanaimo, last week.
St      St      Sr
The following unique invitation
and programme sent out by the Epworth League partly describes the
very successful social held iu the
church  this  week:
Yeu an yure friends air axed tew
a soshttl wot us folks ov the Epworth
League air going to hav in the School
Room, Robson Memorial Methodist
Meetyng House on ye bye streets of
18th Ave. E., and Fleming St.
Admishun   10c,  2  for  20c
Needless to say everybody had the
promised "phun" and that the funds
of the society were considerably
swelled by "fines."
eric which is so novel as te. In- in a
class he Itself. He calls it "Baron
Samis" after the part of tlu- baron,
which he plays, fie is supposedly a
visit..r lee a cfrcus who, having been
impressed by the animals, catches the
animal fever. Ilis imitations are
mirth  producers.
Ruth Roye is known as a "Princess
of Ragtime." Mi-s Roye has a way of
rendering   ragtime   music     which     is
captivating, A beautiful woman, Miss
Roye- blends expression with her
A   comedy   sketch     entitled     "The
Substitute," is cleverly handled hy
Lou   Hall  .-mil   Hilda  Thomas,    anil
dwells about a professor of music,
Who, unable In keep a dale with a
prima donna in person, sends a gawky
country swain as a substitute. The
lady's maid has a fell developed sense
of humor and arouses a series of
complications which are ridiculously
A team eel dancers, Jack Ward and
Eddie   Weber,   have   arranged   an   act
said de bi different freem the general
run of performances of this s.,rt. They
have-  a  number of eccentric  dances
and also  sing and patter.
Tin Randalls, who presenl 17 minutes   in   Arizona,  are-   sharpshooters,
and perform all manner eef spectacular and difficult feats with the ritle
and revolver. In addition, they have
designed a setting feer their act which
through various methods of electrical
transformations, presents a stage pic-1
ture  of  exceeding  beauty.
Kartell! has an exhibition of wire
thread trick balancing which is sensational in the extreme. This, with
tlle regular exclusive Orpheum liim
Concludes what should be a bill of
high  merit.
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Empress Theatre
An event "i unusual interest to our
playgoers will be the Lawrence Players' production of the famous Belasco   success   "The     Woman,"     which
geee  s    eell     tllC    llee.irds    f'er    .'ill    IllXt     WCek
at the Empress,    It is without ques-
tinii one of the strongest drama- of
recent years, with a plol that is both
striking and original. The central
figure i- a little telephone operator
in the e.iTice- of a prominent hotel in
Washington, D.C., which is patronized by many well kneewn politicians.
Tin- legislature is in night session,
with a mosl important hill pending,
which is threatened with defeat by
iln- insurgents unless something is
done  ie>  prevent  it.    Tlie insurgents
are-   led    ley    Matthew    Sandish,      The
Wall Street interests learn of a scandal in connection with Standish and
some women, anel in order to discredit him lay a plan to find nut who the
woman is through help of the exchange operator, Wanda Kelly. The
interests are- led by Jim Blake, a typical politician oi the old - -In e..1 and
In- son-in-law, ex-Governor Robertson. When Wanda Kelly discovers
who "ihe woman" is, sin- determines
lie siM- her if possible freem expe --in-.
and then begins a battle of wits between her .-'.in! these powerful and
crafty men, thai leads to some of tInmost intensely dramatic scenes ever
written inin a play. They try persuasion, bribery ami threats, bringing
���ill the force they have In try to break
Iri will, lull she soars for time, pretends sin- is holding out for more
money, and uses all the arts known
to the feminine sex in outwil them,
They little know the boomerang they
are throwing hul when "ilu- woman"
is forced to disclose her identity and
proves lee he Blake's daughter ami
Robertson's wife, they find themselves
caught in their own trap and are- left
crushed   and   bro'cti   men.     Through
iit all  Wanda  Kelly  is the woman  eif
the hour and the role will afford
Maude Leone one of the greatest acting roles she ha- ever had. Te, Del.
Lawrence falls the part 'if Mark Bob-
ertson, husband eef "the woman" and
Edward Lawrence will have the im-
peeriant role e,f the Hon. Jim Blake
leader and pe.Iitical boss. II..warel
Russell, \lf Layne, Kay Collins, in
fact all the members of the companj
figure prominently in the cast. Margaret Marriott appear- a- the woman
in ihe case. Realistic staging i- promised, the places shown being the
"phone corner in ih< hotel office and
Robertson's apartments in a Washington hotel.
��� ^ ���	
Many lovera of music in Se.uth Van-
comer, and ihe- city, will be interested in the musical recital which will |��-
given by a number of Mr. Thomai
Bhankies pupil- in St. Andrew's
Church Sun.lay School Hall, corner
of Georgia and Richards Streets, at
8 o'clock   on   the  evening  of  April  7.
Mr, Shankie, whose stuiliee is at
512 Eighteenth Avenue ICast, has
many students, and his recital will
undoubtedly be quite an event in the
realm   e,f   music   locally.
Mis- Maud Brown, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Brown, Se.uth
Hill, will give a violin s.,l��, eluring
the   evening    lhe   number   being   tlle
"Flower  Song"  (Ambrosio).
Among tiie other artistes will be
Miss Minerva Higgins ami Mi-- Elsie Nauiiian. piano duet; Master Clarence Harri-. piano solo; Misses lean
ami May McMahon, piano 'in. i. Master James Pitcairn, violin solo; Miss
Ilis-., Dunsmuir, piano solo; Mi--
Gladys Thallberg, piano solo; Miss
Nanmann, Bong; Masters Charles and
(.'live Mo..re. vi.,Iin ami piano 'h'.el.
Mi i Elsie Frisby, piano -"I": Mas-
t r ICrausman ami Miss Myrtle McLennan, piano duet; Master Randolf
Hayes, violin boIo; Masters Harold
and Frank Cooper, piano solos;  Mrs
J1'ill!    IL.yel.   pi.in he;   MrS.   Robert
Bryson, violin  selection.
Phone Stv 318
Granville Street
Week   ..f   March   23
In  the  Artistic   Dance
"K'.llge     e-l     \'',ir"
In a clever imperii .nation e,f a Cir us
menagi   ii
Entitled "Baron  lands"
I.' ���!'  HAI.I. a.i.i   HILDA TIIO.M \S
In a comedy sketch entitled
"The Substitute"
Other   Big  S   k  C.  Acts
Vaudevitla       Meant
E. D. GRAHAM, Resident Man.
Phone Seymour 3046
Three times daily, 245. 7.20 and 9.15
Week   ..f   March   23
Ml.1.1'.    \l>r,IK
America's   famous   been   tamer,   with
her   eight   jungle-   li'.u-
MIl.T'i.V ami  DOLLY  M'I'.I.I'.S
Former   legitimate   -tars   in
"Tlu   Auto Succession Club"
Wizards   of   ihe   banjo,   introducing
iheir  original  novelty, Tin-  Flying
Banjos   and   Operatic   Review
Other   Big Attractions
Prices.  Matinets.  15c;  Night,  15  and
25c.    Box Seats. 50 cents
FOR SALE.���Prize Winning Barred
Rock Setting Eggs, $2.50 a Setting.
���J. Johnson, 5805 Ontario Street.
Annual Meeting of the
Bank of Vancouver
Report of the Directors
The Directors beg to present to the Shareholders the
following statement of the result nf business for ihe year
ending 2')ih November, I9L31 together with a statement
nl lhe asset- ami liabilities nf lhe Hank:
Fourth Annual Statement
29th November. 1913
Nov. 30.���By balance brought forward 	
Nov. 2''.���By profits feer tin- twelve months
't.e   date     $12.42.! [fi
Less    charges    paid    eluring    ye-ar
hut incurred in pre vi. ms year...     0.43(1.110
'I'., transfer to provide for Bad and Doubt-
1 it 1  Overdue  Debts   	
$26,69! 51
5,993 16
$32,692.67   $32,692.67
Nov. 30.���By  Balance   	
Nov. 29.���To transfer tee provide for Ila.'. ami Doubtful
Overdue  Debts    ,     $411/11101111
$4< l.Ol'IO 00    $40,000.00
in  held  bV  :l,
Dominion   Notes held
Notes    ..1"    the    Hank    in
circulation    $  373,150.00
Deposits   lint   hearing   in-
leresi            681,761.81
I lepi 'sits   bearing   ilitrre-t
Including    interesi    ac- Deposit  -\ it11 the Minister
i-rued  to  date  ..i  stau- |    tor the purposes of the
ment     824,963.38     Circulation Fund  	
Notes  e.i    .lie. i   Bank
Capital stock paid in ....    873,838.90
2''1.2 37
1,879,875.191 Cheques  on  other   Banks     157,419.14
Balance!    due   hj    other
Hank- m Canada  	
Balances due bj Banks
ami banking correspondents e 1-e-w hen  than in
Railway and other bonds,
(debentures and -locks
depreciation t.' he provided   fori    	
Call and Short (not exceeding thirty days)
loan- in Canada on
bonds, debentures and
stocks         225,000.00
Leealls      te.    citie-s,     teewns.
municipalities and school
districts            43.115.00
Other   Current   loans   and
disc, .lint-     in      Canada
less rebate of interest). 1.704.673.48
Overdue.  Debts, estimateel
toss ie- be provided for 87.414.90
Real    Estate    other    than
Hank   Premises            1,628.0,3
Hank     Premises,    at    not
mere than cost        57,724.18
Other   \ssets, not included
in   the   foregoing          56,135.86
General Manager.
Miss  Maude  Leone, at the  Empress
The shareholders will be asked to approve of a bylaw !������ create a Contingent Fund to provide for estimated losses on certain of the assets included in
the foregoing statement.
During the year the paid-up capital of the bank has been increased from
$846,600.50 to $873,838.90.
Vou will note that the amount standing to the credit of Reserve Fund and
Prolit and Loss Account last year has been set aside to take care of ascertained losses.
The Broadway West branch, which was being operated at a serious loss,
was closed on April 30 last.
The head office and all branches of the bank have been inspected during
the  year  and  a  full  report of each  office  brought  in  review  before  the
direCt��rS- R. P. McLENNAN,
Vancouver, B. C, March 17, 1914. President SIX
We Have Satisfied Ourselves
that the public can be convinced by clean and legitimate advertising.
We were and are the only Undertakers who could advertise a complete funeral for $55.00, including Burial Case, trimmed complete
(no extra charge for handles or other trimmings); Family Carriage,
Hearse, Wagon Service, Care of Remains and Personal Service, and
live up to our advertisement in every respect. The fact that we are
doing as we advertise is responsible for the volume of business we
���re doing.
Mt. Pleasant Undertaking Company
Cor. Eighth and Main Street. Phone Fair. 189
Commodious Chapel Free to All Patrons
Formerly Center & Hanna's  Branch
Owing to the mistake of the Telephone Company in not getting
our name changed, it will be found   as   Center   &   Hanna,   Mount
Pleasant  Branch, Fairmont  189.     -ti	
Offices:  600-607  Bank ot Ottawa Bldg.   |-i������,, v,��� '> 11 l ' i .<. '...,, -i, .11 D-pirlen;nli)
A saving of $62.50 on No. 10 and No, 11 Remington Typewriters.
We have a large stock of No.  10 and  No.   11  Remington  machines,  which   we   have  recently   traded iu as part payment on Underwood Typewriters.   These are the latest  model   Remingtons,  visible
writing,   two   color   ribbon   etc.���some only a few weeks' old.
Our price $60.00
Also a large selection of all other makes of typewriters at our reduced prices.
United Typewriter Company Ltd.
Order your Wines, Liquors or Cigars
By Phone (High. 555)--Free Motor Delivery
To South Vancouver every Friday
Cascade Bear __ pts *1 doz., qts 92 doz.
Heidelberg       "    $1      " "    *2   ���
B. O. Export    "    85c  "        "��1.7B"
Phone Fairmont 1602 L
You can say One Hundred and
Eighty Words in One Minute
540 Word* in Three Minutes
Speaking slowly and distinctly.
The average business letter contains 90
Why write a three-page letter
When you can say 540 words
Over Our
Long Distance
If your service is not satisfactory
British Columbia Telephone
Develop Big Dairy Trade with
United States
Eastern Produce Dealers see Splendid Possibilities
Opening Up
There   i>   neet   sufficient   dairy   [>r<���-
dues available in the Province of
ltriti-li Columbia iee supply the home
market   in Eastern Canada, however,
the farmers are about to reap a rich
harvest freun their dairy herds, as tlu
following frum the Montreal "Star"
sets feerth :
Although the dairy produce industry in Canada lias met made quite the
rapid progress in recent years expected of it. it is now receiving sn much
encouragement in  the way of high
prices and wider markets that its future leioks pretty bright.
The possibility of the l'nited States
becoming one eef this country's big
customers in the purchase of cheese
and butter is now seriously occupying the minds of the local wholesale
dealers   here,     It   is   true   that   only  a
few movements in this direction have
been made today, but a study of the
course of production and sale In the
United States shows that factors are
tending distinctly in a direction favorable   tei  the  Canadian  dealers.
"A decade ago l'nited States exports of cheese to England were fully five times as great as those of
Canada at that time, whereas today
these exports are almost nil. while
Canada's sales to the United Kingdom have grown continually.   From
Janauary 1 to May 1 of last year
these exports amounted to about
120.000 boxes, and all indications
point to a bigger business for the
season now in progress.
"A few days ago a Philadelphia buyer purchased 5,000 boxes eif finest
Canadian cheese at about 13 1-2 cents
per pound, costing liim 17 1-4 cents
per pound laid down in thc American
city. The duty, (varying with the
quality of the cheese) was less than
.1 cents per pound, and prices in the
American cities ranged at that time
from  18 1-2 to  19  cents  per pound,
so that the profit made by the United
Slates dealer was considerable.
Montreal dealers consider this purchase as a seer; nf beginning and say
thai it Would met be surprising if the
high quality of our best cheese weiuld
before hmg win a wide recognition
and popularity in the cities below the
The butter market in the United
States cities fluctuates even nieire
widely than in Canada. A month ago
butter in New York was selling as
high as 36 cents per pound, which is
abemt ten cents higher than its present price. As the markets on each
side of the border do not always fluc-
tuate in sympathy it will be seen that,
sheiuld the Canadian producers get
busy and increase their output to an
extent adequate to what this country
can easily furnish, instead of allowing the butter industry to decline to
a point of having to import New
Zealand product here, thc chances of
a big trade with the South are excellent.
"During January Cauda exported
25,213 pounds of butter to the United
States valued at $4,790, while prices
there were high. The following despatch from New York is sginificant :
"With the tariff duties on imported butter lower by 2 1-2 cents per
pound under the new tariff law, wholesale butter prices approximately 10
cents less per pound than Mais time a
year ago, the imports of foreign butter are showing a tendency toward
rapid   increase.
"Figures obtained at the Statistical
Ilureau of the Custom House, show
that from January 1 to 25, 1914, a
total of more than 210,000 pounds of
foreign butter, valued at approximately $50,500 was entered at this port
directly for consumption, while only
826 pounds were entered for warehouse."
Her Fatal Deception
Mr. Frederick Townsend Martin,
iu his "Things I Remember," tells us
one eif the best stories of Monte Carlo that have yet appeared in print.
It concerns a friend of his who was
walking one day in the Casino Gardens, where he met an old clergyman
accompanied by  his  three daughters:
The girls were very anxious to inspect the rooms, and after much persuasion their father allowed my
friend to take them through. " And
remember you are not to play," he
added,  as a parting injunction.
When the girls arrived, the guide
turned tn them. "Look here," said
he, "although you are forbidden to
play, 1 will put on sume money for
you. What's your ager" he asked the
youngest one.
"Seventeen,"  she  answered.
He promptly put a louis on the
number seventeen at the roulette table. The little ball fell into the number seventeen, and thirty-five louis
were haded to the gambler by proxy.
At the next table my friend turned
to the second girl. "What's yours?"
life asked.
"Nineteen," she replied; and nineteen came up.
"Well." said my friend to the third
daughter. "Come along, last but not
"Twenty-three is mine," she answered demurely.
A louis was put on twenty-three,
but unfortunately twenty-six came
up. The unlucky third bore her disappointment like a philosopher, and
the little party strolled through the
grounds, my friend walking ahead
���with "sweet seventeen."
"If I were to tell this story," said
he, "I should be asked if my name
was Ananais. Nobody would believe
that the numbers of your age and
your sister's came as they did, and
if your third sister had been lucky 1
should have been told to read thc
story of George Washington and lay
it to heart."
' Hut replied the youngest of the
three graces, "my sister's age did
come up."
"Great Scott, It didn't" exclaimed
my friend.
"Hush!" whispered thc girl. 'Lillic
told you wrongly, for she is not twenty-three, but twenty-six."
She was very literary and he was
not. He had spent a harrowing evening discussing authors of whom he
knew nothing, and their books, of
which he knew less.
Presently  the maiden  asked, arch-
"Of course, you've read 'Romeo
and Juliet'?"
He floundered helplessly for a moment, and then, having a brilliant
thought,  blurted out, happily :
"I've  read 'Romeon'l"
Guided by their chief, Fighting
Wolf, who claims to be a son of
Chief Crazy Snake, known as the
"last Indian rebel," a troop of 35 Indian warriors, boarded the steamship
Kaiser Franz Joseph I of the Aitstro-
Americana steamship company shortly before the big vessel sailed for the
Mediterranean and the Adriatic from
its pier, foot Fiftieth Street, Brooklyn. The Indians are on their way
to Vienna where they will be shown
by the Hagcnbeck concern at an ethnological exposition. On board the
liner the Indians had the times of
their lives. Most of them never saw
anything in the line of boats, with
the exception of a canoe, and, of
course, a modern steamboat, with all
its luxuries, looked to them as an
express train did to their ancestors
some decades ago. Especially the
gymnasium attracted the interest of
the Indians. The chief was astonished to find a horse, driven by electricity that would gallop, trot or stand
still just aas the rider commanded.
The camel, however, was not much
favored, as the Indians could not manage to keep their seats in the broad
"A  chiels amang ye  takin' notes
And faith he'll prent it."
So Robbie wrote of Captain Grose
And Robbie meant it.
Had Gro9e lived now���
And wished to "prent" his book
He'd hie him off���without ado
To  the "Chinook."
Indict   Men  Who   Shanghaied   Gang
For Cannery Job
Because a shanghaied sailor talked
back to a mate ���n Alaskan sailing vessel, he was put in irons for a week,
according to one of the many stories
of brutality on the sea related to a
federal grand jury investigating
charges brought by men who claim
they wcre forced to work in the Alaska canneries.
Indictments against Capt. Henry
Bune, former master of the Guy C.
Goss, J. T. Kikatuke, a Japanese labor contractor, and H. H. F'ried were
The men told appalling stories of
mistreatment   and   inhumanity.
They declared they wcre forced to
sleep in filthy bunlis stinking with
opium fumes; they bad to eat impure
food, and were even made to pay for
water  which  they  drank.
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This lot is situated on 56th Avenue,
close to Victoria Road, which now
has a 10-minute car service. This is
the best buy in this district. Let us
show you it at your convenience. We
can  arrange very easy  terms.
The  Yorkshire  Guarantee
&  Securities Corporation  Limited
440 Seymour Street
Phones: 6188 and 6189   R. Kerr Houlgate, Manager
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route to the���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
AH trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
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H. W. BRODIE, Qen. Pass Agent, Vancouver.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
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W. B. Duperow, O. A. P. D
527  Granville  Street
Of Course
The Seattle mistress was complaining to the maid that the bannisters
seemed always dusty. "I was at
Mrs. Brown's yesterday, and her
stair-rail' arc as clean and as smooth
as glass.''
"Yes, mum," said Mary Jane, "but
you forget that she has three small
*    it     *
Wise Boy
"What is the highest fotm of animal life?"  demanded the teacher.
"A giraffe," promptly replied the
boy at the foot of the class.
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77 Hastings Street E., Corner Colombia Avenue
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We cater to the man who wants the best, for the least money
Hughes Bros' Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We carry everything in the Liquor Line
No order too small, and none too large for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every Friday morning at 9 a.m.
CHE NEAT appearance of your
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to you, Mr. Business Man. Thc
character and dignity of your business
is enhanced by thc like qualities in
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printing are essentials to your business success that should not be ignored.
Books and booklets, trade publications, magazines, catalogues, prospectuses, brochures, wax and special
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SATURDAY,  MARCH  21,  1914
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :  51st Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Thone :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraier River.   Phone
Collingwood   East,   Phone :   Collingwood 33.
Fraaer 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
Boultbee-Johnson & Company, Ltd.
Johnson's Wharf Phone :  Sey. 9145
"Snow is Coming"���Buy Your
$3.00 Per Load
4905 Ontario Street, Cor. Bodwell (34th Avenue)
Phone :   Fraser 41 Phone: Highland 226
In the ornate and brilliant room,
when the songbirds had down, the
musicians had departed and the last
guest, ha<l gone. Duncan dropped
into a chair, lit a cigar and looked at
Ins 'laughter���a slim, low-breasted
1 beauty,
To all   New   Veerk,  tee  at  least  that
counts,   whiih   numerically     is     not
j enormous, she had been  hostess that
night     Only Effingham had heen ab-
| sent.    At thought of him a dizziness
si ized   hcr,   and   as   Duncan   lit   and
looked, silently she crumbled.    In that
I ornate and brilliant room she  fell to
the' floor,  hcr arms  outstretched.    It
was as though death had touched hcr.
She   was   ashen.
Duncan started. Old, cynical, astute, he loved hcr. Except leer his
millions, she was all he hael. Hut
now, befure he could reach her, she
turned, moaned. In a moment, assisted by him, she got ie> her knees,
then   tee   her  feet.
"I'll senrl f.er Sturgis," he teeld her.
A hand tei her head, she shook it,
moved away.
"But Kale! Ynu have never fainted
before.    Ye/ii must see a iliectur."
She had reached the door. "No,
I'll gee ie> bed.   I suppose 1 am tired.
But she spoke without conviction.
Duncan followed her tee the wide
tapestry-hung hall, saw her to the
lift. Then, entering the library, he
tueik up the telephone, called for the
physician, got him, askeel him to
Barring "Poor's Manual" and the
"Financial Chronicle," thc library was
bookless. Yet neit otherwise empty.
The furniture anil woodwork had
come from the Grand Canal. One'
great chair was dogian. Before it, e.n
a vasl table was a winged figure, a
Mercury, the work of Benvenuto Cellini, that bandit who had the hands
eef a fairy. It was not ; -i. cless, since
Duncan had bought it, but it was in
keeping with the rest of this house
which  gave  em  upper   Fifth  Avenue.
Now, it was met the Mercury that
occupied him, but his daughter, Since
childhood and its multitudinous ills.
always lie had seen her active, ardent
alert, tlle picture of health and beauty. And yet, two minutes since, after
an evening not meere tiresome' than
any other, she had fainted. For the
moment he could but hope that she
was  not  in  for anything serious.
The year before she bad come out.
At once there were aspirants. Among
others. Jack Scarlet, a young man
abominantly good-looking, bul with
nothing else' tei his credit and no
qredit  elsewhere.
"No man can have my daughter,
with my consent, unless he can support her." Duncan had told him, at
which, Scarlet after seeming a berth
in Wall Streel. had returned to the
charge. Bill Kate-, who bad laughed
and danced with him, apparently
wished tee do nothing but that.
Meanwhile Solferino had put bis
modern, entirely authentic and equally non-existcnl principality at her
feet. Hohenzolras bad asked that
she share with him ibe' title of Serene
Highness. Finsbury had offered the
strawberry leaves.
In   each   instance    the    girl    hae!
laughed  and refused.    "I  eleen't  want
' '   duchess,   I   don'l   want   to  be
princess,"   she   teeld   her   father.    "I
want i" be happy."
"That is the m.ist selfish wish in
the   world,"   Duncan   replieel
Hut the peiim of view pleased liim.
With his endless millions he had acquired the interior of palaces, the
gems of galleries, (hc manuscripts uf
leers Though a financier, he had
taste and he' had flair, But crowns
and coronets he' eliel neit regard DI
assets, and what assets were' hc km .v.
W'le.it i- iiie.re notable, everybody
knew thai he knew.   In the old boom
\nel   what
��� il     pr,
scribe?" ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sturgii plucked at Iii- beard. "There
is nee need for any prescription���at
"At present!" Duncan iurprisedly
Sturgii turneil. "Good night, Mr.
The hall engulfed him. It was
long and  wide.    Before  he  reached
the eeiiu-r doeer, Duncan was telephoning to  Kate.
In ber stead, a maid answered.
Miss Duncan had gone tee bed.
But though the girl bad gone t"
bed, she bail not gone t" sleep. Sleep.
latterly, bad been long in coming,
Not until morning we,uld it take ber,
lull her. free her freem herself, from
the knowledge of that which was and
of  that   whieh   was   te.  be.
At Newport, that summer, love bad
swum into hcr life. Hitherto she had
but laughed and danced while awaiting the heart's desire which happiness is and which then Effingham bad
brought  her.
Effingham was a widower with no
tombstone to show. Ilis wile, dead
lo him, be the- weirbl and tn herself.
was insane. Hut the fact had little
weight with Kate, ami prudence as
much meaning as it lias f.er children
and for gods. There might have been
a hundred Mrs. Effinghams. I...vein swimming into her heart swepj
every other consideration away. Now
and again in thinking of il all, she
recalled a picture which -be bad
somewhere seen. Entitled "I.e Vers
tige," it sinewed men ami women in
a ballroom, and behind a slender
screen, two eethers, embracing. Their
vestige bail been hers���and his. ( inly
���some  day,  the   screen    musl    fall
scoundrel.    It  i-  for  thai  reason
selected  him."
'Precisely.    He will treat you bad-
You can  leave  liim     I  will get
u a div.ne ami afterward
that you i* ill meet  somi odi
an be   happj  and for me
i!"t selfish i" wanl you
whom you
a!    le'.'ist    i|
Burnaby Conservatives
Finding Liberals so Strong at Hurnaby a new Conservative association
has been formed at Moreton Hall,
Edmonds, to be known as the Ed-
munds and East Burnaby Conservative Association. Officers have been
elected as follows : President, H. Disney; Iir-t vice-president, A. V. C. Macpherson; second vice-president, T. D.
Coldicutt; secretary, A. McFee; treasurer. P. li. Brown. These, with Captain Boyd of East Burnaby and Councillor W. S. Rose of Edmonds, will
compose thc executive.
mission would be very beneficial to
agriculture. Owing to the geographical formation of the province liritish
Columbia would never he a great
agricultural  community.
School Trustee Campbell presided
A very enjoyable musical program
was given by Miss Mabel Hawthorne,
I Miss Alice Bachelor, Master Master
Tin.ma-. Master Hall. Mrs. M. Flenv-
ming, Mr. T. Kenning, Mr. and Mrs.
A. K. Carr and Mr. G. II. Bachelor,
Dancing followed.
Ward V Conservatives
Ward Five Conservative Club held
a successful ceincert and dance at
Eraser Hall. Mr. A. IT. B. Macgow-
an, M. L. A., briefly reviewed the
work of the parliamentary session.
making special reference to the
amendments to thc Municipal Act.
Dealing with the work of the Labor
Commission, Mr. Macgowan said
believed a great number of the
onimene.latinns eef the commission
would be put into the form of a bill
and brought before thc Legislature.
The labors of the Agricultural  Com
Collingwood  Choral  Society
Collingwood Choral Society, recently organized by Professor James Tait,
F.C.V., now numbers thirty members
and it is expected that very shortly
the society will comprise a full choir
of fifty voices. W'orl. has been commenced on anthems and other selections which will enable thc choir to
give a scries of concerts later in the
year.    The society meets for practice
rcc-at the Collingwood library ou Wed
nesday nights. Mr. Jack Frew is secretary and Mr. Dodds, treasurer.
"Felix Penne'' has written an ode
which will be put in rehearsal.
day- a tip from liim was a fortune,
and see clearly thai when Scarlcl Secured the berth in Wall Sireet. he
ge.t   it   by   whispering,   confidentially
��� if course, thai a- Duncan's'* future
son-in-law he would be provided and
.imply   with  ju-l   such   tips.
Duncan, who knew all that was going on anil a goeed deal that wa- imt,
learned "f the trick.   The effrontery
��� ef it amused him. Hut it hardly
heightened the young man iu bis
Xow, as he sat iu the library, be
pressed a button. A footman appeared.
"Dr. Sturgis will bc here in a moment. When be comes, take him to
Miss Duncan and say with my compliments that I would like a word
with   him   before  he  goes."
"Thank   you,   sir."
Duncan was again alone, but his
thoughts were many. He had scented that the time to buy bad come.
Stocks, after their long agony, might
go lower. Hut he never tried to get
in at the bottom, precisely as he never
waited tei unload at thc top. Presently stocks would, lie felt, be selling
at double their present quotations
and his instinct regarding them was
due to a prescience that had enabled
liim to foresee ill a barlei|inadc al
Washington, thc panic, rebound and
slump that ensued. Hc had been a
bear ever since. Now that everything was at its blackest, hc saw the
"Dr. Sturgis, sir," the footman announced.
Duncan, without rising. nodded.
"Nothing   wrong  upstairs,   eh?"
The confessor of all New York���
of all, that is, that counts���Dr. Sturgis had a pointed board and a manner wilier) if not ecclesiastic was at
least sedate.     ���
"Nothing abnormal," hc replied.
' Duncan  smiled.'   lie  had bevped  as
Now, on thi- night, alter Stur,,
hail appeared, questioned and gone,
she saw another picture, one that had
come tee her just before she had
fainted, the vision of a man with tbe
face of a soldier and tlie eyes of a
poet, tbat irresistible compound of
the resolute and the magnetic which
wa-  Effingham's.
Then hcr father hael telephoned!
The picture faded, another surgeel���
an engraving in a Victorian novel
which represented an ..Id mall standing on a threshold and bidding a huddling girl begone!
Meanwhile,   below,   in   llle   bookless
library, her father sat. lie t>>i> had
Iii- pictures. Kate'- mother, who had
died long since. Kate as a child.
Kale as a young girl. Kate as a debutante. Kale dismissing Scarlet.
Kate renouncing coronets, Kate' refusing ibe strawberry leaves. Kate
wanting only t.. be happy. There
were  these.    There  were  others.     In
| particular, a Newport vista in which
together stood Kate and Effingham.
Xow the' silent collopse, lite ambig-
uousness of Sturgis ami at once with
that insight which bad made  Duncan
I what  Ik-   was,   lu-   knew.    The   front
I il'ieer   bad   not   cl. seel   on   Sturgis   bc-
: fore he saw it all.
Passionless  as  algebra,  devoid    of
.nerves, accustomed in any crisis i'e
think ami to act, he rang, gave direc-
' tions. bad himself lifted t.. his roi ms,
| from which, the nexl morning, men-
tallj armed, be descended t'e the library   again.
Always in Wall Stre'ei before the
opening,  be   bail   intended    mi    thi
: morning to be there ��� arlier -till  There i peascd him
were   broker-    lo   be'    summoned,   or-'
eleis to lie given, details to be arranged. Instead of which, telephoning io Iii- .'tiie,  tl .'i he might ii"! be
eb.wei   thai   'lay.   lie'   ������ 111   iff   K.I'
When  presently, languid and  lovely in a honey-colored  gown, she ap-
peareel.   be   g..i   Up,   motioned   lo   tht
hair in   which  a  .'"ge  had  throned,
I,,-i.i   iln-   dmir,   look   another   scat.
to be that."
"There!    I   understand    bow    ye
feel. Leave it-..II to me. i am
business man. But in everj businc
man'- stock-in-trade there is, or ought
t.e be, honesty and my honesty in regard t'e you will -urpri-c Scarlet, Bul
In is blackguard enough to thank hii
-tar- feer even that opportunity of
getting a quid pre. quo in  cash."
Kate had shriveled. Pay a man to
marry mel she te.rnientedly tin,tight,
lint before she could protest again,
nervously  she  started.
At the door a tap bad come, low
and discreet, and a footman appeared with a card on a tray which he
brought   te,   Duncan.
Duncan t .<ek- tin- card, looked at it.
looked   again   and   from   it   looked   at
tlie footman.
"Where is  he!'"
"In   the  drawing-room,  sir."
Duncan turned to Kate. "'P r'-
Manual' i- at your elbow. It i- one
of the most diverting books ever
printed. Vou might occupy yourself
with  it until   I   return."
As he -poke, lu- got up, followed
the servant, crossed tin wide tapestried hall ami entered tlle e.rnate, hut
now less brilliant room, in the centre'  of  which   stood   Effingham.
In -imilar circumstances there- are
fathers wh'. would have reviled him.
struck him. thrown liim from tfie
house. In places less ..mate, he
might have been cowhided, strangled,
Duncan   asked  him   to  be    seated.
Hut   the  asking  was accompanied  by
a  look  which was  chill  and  pointed!
as  a   rapier.
With unswerving eyes, that look
Effingham returned "Mr. Duncan.
I am seerry tee tremble you. In coming here I asked for Mis- Duncan. 1
wa- lold she was engaged."
Duncan nodded. "Well, what of
For a second Effingham considi r-
ed the question, Then out the answer came. "Mr. Duncan. I am here
to   ask   your   daughter���"
Instantly Duncan got it. i'.ut what
he said wa- : "W'e arc not in Sail
Effingham maele a gesture. "Ion-
give mc. I should have told you.
Mrs. Effingham died yesterday.
Though in her condition -lie has been
dead so long that���"
On with it be ran,bled. Duncan
had ceased to bear, ceased rather t"
listen. The large fact ocebpied him.
It overshadowed Scarlet. Europe' as
well, besides being just thc thing.
Mentally he waved it. Iin! he -aid
and -imply enough : "And you want
my  daughter,  i-  tbat   it?"
Effingham bowed. "A year's delay i- usual I know, but in tlle circumstances���"
Duncan, hastily swallowing something, caught him up. "Am I m understand thai my daughter has already encouraged you?"
I' was but a sprat fe.r a mackerel,
which  at  once  Effingham  produced.
"Nol   al   all.   -ir.     On   th.    :on I
Moreover I have nol been .". a i
tion to i xpeel encouragement     Bul  I
hail   thought   ihat   with   a    'Hi
ne   winch   death   has   um
granted���I  might  ask."
Yem are a cool cust. mn I ' mean
- j lining!'! ,i . : the .!. cencj ol il ap-
'I   believe  ye.u   knew   my
Effingham  re -nun d
Bul   that   was   cal-   to   Neu ������
I luncftn bad nol niily ! nown him, be
knew practically to .. dime h >w much
be'  had left.
"I   am   qti ' J our
daughter,"   Effingham
Beaver I ransfer Co.
Furniture. Piano Moving and
all sorts oi  teaming done.
Calls from any part of Vancouver or South Vancouver
will receive our closest attention.
All orders promptly attended
910-11    YORKSHIRE    BLDG.
Phrenology and Palmistry
(Formerly of Montreal)
Over  Harrison's  Drug  Store
Cor. Granville and Robson
Hours 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Can   supply   your   needs   at   right
(Right  at  Station)
Hamilton  Bros.
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and C hapel:
Office Phone:    KRASER 19
Residence  Phone:    FRASER 25
(Pay or night)
-lllill el.
looked  at   tlle  girl  and
"lleiw did you sleep?"
Kate,   settling   herself,    aniwered
absently :    "t airly well, father,
"(Hi. as usual,    Now I wanl t
a   talk   with  you."
Kale who hail been looking down,
looked up, "Aboul what, father?"
"About myself, of course. What do
people ever want to talk about? But
incidentally a little too about you.
Now Kate, things have nol been gei-
ing very well  lately, have  they?"
Kate Hushed. "In what wai do yu
"I mean that when things do not
go well, ignorant people always blame
some one else, sensible people blame
themselves and wise people blame no-I
body. A wise man knows that w hat-
ever happens, happens because ii bad |
to happen and because it could nol
happen otherwise. De. you follow
Confusedly Kate -at hack. "Yes
���no.    I   mean  not  quite."
Duncan nodded at her. " I will put
it more clearly then. W'e all maele
mistakes. Yeeu may have also made
them. In that case I shall not blame'
you. On thc contrary. The only
punishment a father should indict is
Kate turned uneasily.    Was it p
I! be
Tbrre-   -h	
di .' But be said :
If in everything M>
11 fttJi .1   in. ni   . ffcrs,
s,   Duncan
' i i II ' e    i>
daughter  has
some   perhaps
i-    Bul
in..!��������� advantageous than
I elo nol believe in interft 11 m-i '
"I have your cotisenl then?"
Duncan stood up, took out
watch, looked at it, put it back
looked  at   Effingham.
"You will find my daughter in the
library.    Hut 1 have to go.    It is after j
the opening and I am a business man
Burnaby School Trustees
Four of the former members of thc
Burnaby School Board were re-elected at the head of the polls. The onlj
trustee defeated was Mr. C. E. Campbell, of the Edmonds district, w!...-..
place will be taken by Mr. Mark
Liimley. of Capitol Hill. Tbe comi
position of tlie Board i- now as foU
lows: Messrs. James Herd. Herbert Humes. J. Churchland to -it tea
iw.. years, and VV. Coulter and Mark
I.uniley, to -it for ..lie year. The
votes polled by each of the candidates as announced at tlle Municipal
Hall is as follows : lame- Herd. 281;
Hrrh.rt Butties, 278: 1. Churchland,
258; W Culler. 254: Mark Lumley,
.238; C. A. MeLanc. 228; O. Deckert,
os-   199; C. E. Campbell, 161; E. E. Winch.
sible, she wondered,
and already! Hut
what?"  she  got  .int.
"Well���for remaining single,
T want you to marry and to
Scarlet.    Will  you?"
Kate straightened.    "Certainly.not."
"It wil! be a bit awkward then. It
will mean going abroad and for thc
moment  I ..had  other plans.''
Kate nijxv w as./rims,-n. She knew
he knew. In'.miserable pro'test she
.half-raised a .hand.,   "   8jt���"
���'Oh." hc Wit in.1 "f know you
don't-care-frirScnrlct.    He is a damn-
that  he  knew���
punishment   feer
15.S; W.  Dingle,  116, E. Fo
During a e eriant battle the colon)
el of an Irish regiment noticed that
eme of;his men was extremely devoted
to him and followed him everywhere.
At  length  he remarked :
'We!!, mv n an. yi li i ave stuck h,
mc well today."
''Yis.'v sorr," replied Pat. "Shure
me mither said to inc. said she, 'Jist
stick to thc celonel.v Patrick, 'ine
hhe... and you"!l bc all roight. The
colonels nrrer- gits hm-ted.' "
The   1 it)   \iiv. d
heque - ��� .
p    ,    - -���.      ion     -��� .   ���    s wl
pie 1       ��� of $80,001
with onlj  $13,000 mi i
South Vancoui er
ee-        et,        *
One   rc-nlt   of   irregular     mpl
in the municipality has been the
sing   number  of    "white"    applicants for i" ddlers' li :i uses     Quite
a number of residents in South Vancouver,  former  municipal  emploj  es,
have  applied   for  and  been    gr
licenses to peddle fish, vi getable -. , ���   .
in competition with the Chinese. One
of  the  applicant-  staie-el  thai  he  intended  t .  carry  fish  in  basket-  until
he is in a position to purchase a h
and rig.
le        *       te
An interesting history of the French
republics and monarchies from the
time of Louis XIV down to the cud
of the Commune of 1871, was given
bv Mr Charles Hill at Fraser Hall.
Mr. lord: also addressed the meeting.
*   *   *
The annua! meetin" of the Central
Park Poultry and Coopenui\. Association, was held in the Central
I'ark agricultural hall when ..fficers
for the year were elected as follows :
Hon, president, Reeve H. M. Fraser;
president. Mr. E. B. Caie; vice-president, Mr. J. A. Thurston; treasurer.
Mr. G. V Simpier: secrttkry, Mrs.
^ ** Ross: executive. Capt. R. J.
Fisher. Messrs. W. Walker. J. W.
Lascelles.   K.   E.   Harmer   and  J.   A.
,    *    .
Councilleir Rowlings has been :ap-
pomtpd chairman sol, llie o��eninvittc| of
the wb.de ci'iincil dealing with labor
problems   in 'South   Vancouver. EIGHT
A Spring Flower Garden
Nature has endowed her early Spring flowers witli a delicacy of coloring and
-���.vi-eti.eib of perfume which ii withheld from her more gorgeous subjects of Summer
..ii<I Autumn. A beautiful spring garden il a joy to its possessor and a treat to all
viho behtiM it.
Nearly all these early Spi ing Bowers are I'ereiiuiaU, an.l v. ill stand for years.
W'e grow these liy tlie tens of thousands, and every plant we t-ctui out is a model of
good cultivation; all wril sit with flower buds and shall give a wealth of bloom in
.<  few   vr-rks.
Thc following we recommend for immediate planting: Wallflowers in six choice
varieties, every plant covered with bloom buds. Sue per doz.: Arahis, single and double
.oi'i variegated; Primroses. I'nlyanthui, Cow slips, Auriculas. Old Poublc Patsies,
Violas. Tan-irs, Terminal Candy Tufts, Arnurias, Poronicums, Primulas, etc,
These may all be had at $1.00 per dm en.
For other and  aUo  rarer  Hardy  Spring   Flowers  see  our  Catalogue,  or  better,
C'tnu   ami see our Nurseries at Koyal and let  us show you  them.
Catalogue mailed free on application
Office���710  Dominion  Building, 207  Hastings  Street West. Phone Seymour  5556
Store���2410  Cranville  Street Phone   Bay view   1026
Greenhouses and  Nurseries at  Royal  on  B.C.   Klectric  Railway,  Eburne  l.ine, about
two miles south of the  City limits. Thorn-  Uburne 43.
International  Importing  Company
Bottlers of B.C. Export and Bohemian
Free Delivery to Your door in South Vancouver every Thursday
Phone Seymour 1951
Mill :   Foot of Ontario Street, Fraser River Phone :   Fraser 97
Manufacturers of
Wholesale and Retail
Miss HALL and Miss WESTLEY, graduate nurses
Phone Fairmont 2165
(Continued from Page 1)
bank will remain the Bank of Vancouver.
Considerable satisfaction was expressed by Mr. R. P. McLennan,
president of the bank, at the manner
in which the institution, tbe youngest
of the local banks, had withstood the
recent period of financial depression,
and had safely weathered the gale.
In common with other institutions,
he said, the period of depression had
caused the bank losses on certain of
the loans made before the period of
depression was in sight, but full provision had been made to protect the
customers of the bank.
Dealing with the future prospects
of the bank in an optimistic outlook,
Mr. McLennan pointed out that the
vast resouces of the province had barely been tapped so far, especially in its
mineral   wealth.    The  opening  up  of
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^jDpening   up
large auriferous and agricultural areas ] ?u? business, backed by
in the north by the new transcontin-
ental and other railroads weiuld liberate a large amounl of wealth, which
it was desirable tei retain in the prov-
ince for development purpoiei through
the agency of a well-organized bank.
The early completion eif the Panama
canal and the consequent increase 'if
population een the Pacific coast were
among the other factors he mentioned for anticipating large increases of
business and prosperity in the future
for the bank. In su���"esting that the
shareholders take steps to maintain
the high financial standard of the
bank by sufficiently reducing its capital stock to meet any possible liabil
ity Mr. McLennan announced that arrangements had been made for the
sale of a large block of treasury
Mr. C. G. Pennock. eneral manager of the bank, also addressed the
meeting, dealing with the financial
position of the bank.
Thc following directors were elected by the shareholders : Messrs. R.
P. McLennan, L. W. Shatford, Hon.
T. W. Paterson, J. A. Harvey, K.C.,
M. B. Carlin, Alvo von Alvensleben,
F. W. Jones, Col. J. Duff Stuart and
Dr. Gntnert. Dr. Grunert is a well-
known German banker, having been
for many years a director of the
Rheinish Credit' Bank of Mannheim.
At subsequent meeting of the directors, Mr. R. P. McLennan was elected as president and Mr. L. W. Shatford  vice-president  for  the  year.
The directors propose to maintain
a policy of careful, economical management and believe that tbe bank
has entered on a new era of prosper-
ample capital.
In publishing the above extract from
the annual meeting of the Bank we
are pleased te. note that our municipality has two of this progressive
Hank's branches within its borders,
namely, Cedar Ceittage and Collingwood, where a very fair volume of
business is entrusted lo them. The
Golliligwood branch is one of the
lirst branches of the Bank established, and the growth of this well-known
| district is attributable in no small degree to thc generous and courteous
treatment consistent with safe banking followed out by this Bank. Apart
from   the   Savings   Department  there
To the people of Collingwood���and District, and everywhere else :
"Good people"���Our Burgh known as "The Athens of South Vancouver."
Collingwood is "the home of beauty���enterprise���wit and intellectuality"���
but, just now, it is not conspicuous for wealth.
So as we can.iot go to Bayreuth and other art circles���Art (with a big
A) is coming to us.
With joy I announce that "THE WOMEN'S MUSICAL CLUB, of Vancouver will kindly give a High Class Concert at the COLLINGWOOD INSTITUTE and BURSILL LIBRARY, Collingwood East, on FRIDAY,
MARCH 20, 1914, at 8 sharp and you arc Invited. Free and Welcome. But
a collection will be taken to help the library Out of Debt.
Please do nut bring very young children.
Here is
1.���(a)    Piano Solo, Walthers Trize Song from "Die Meistcrsanger," Wagner
(1))    Minuet a  L' Antis    Scebreek
2.���Semg, "The  Admirals  Broom"    Bevan
3.���Legend of the Organ-builder   J. Dorr
4.���Violin, Scene de Ballet   De Beriot
5,���Song, "Elizabeth's-Prayer," from "Tannhauser"   Wagner
6.���Piano, "Prelude Op 28., No. 15 (known as the Raindrop Prelude, Chopin
7.���Song,   Impersonating   Harry   Lauder	
8.���Recitation,   "The   Theatre   Hat"   	
9.���Violin,   Mazurka    Mlynarski
10.���"Spring Song"    H.  T.  Sparkcs
At the Library you can get books for Home reading.
There are books for reference.
Choral Society meets on Wednesday nights.    Members wanted.
Socials and dances on alternate Tuesdays.
I am glad of any old books and magazines you can kindly spare.
Help your local  FREE LIBRARY.
the city direct to Bodwell Road. The
South Main Street men want every
one of the cars on the Davie run to
hit the terminus at the  Bodwell.
It is said that the prospects of Bodwell Buad being made the terminus
of the city car -service has aroused
business at the corner of Main and
Bodwell. St'ires are said to be renting and several land owners at that
point have got eiut plan- for buildings.
Ex-Councillor   Millar,   is   saiel   te.   be
figuring em putting up a three-storey
brick on the hit on the southeast
corner���that is if he has assurance
that  the ears  will  come through,
Iu the meantime the people at
Twenty-fifth Avenue loeik at the
Snuth Main Street men with vinegar
iu their eyes They see no logical
reason why the business district at
Twenty-fifth should bc disturbed.
Many of the business men at Twenty-fifth own their own property and
built with the belief that the car terminus weiuld remain there permanently. It will undoubtedly work a
hardship on these oldtimers if the
terminus is moved on to Bodwell.
But what will be Iheir lei-s will be
the gain of the people at Bodwell
Reiad who have at present vacanl
stores and vacant  lots.
Ex-councillor Millar and liis friends
will petition the council this week tei
make all sorts of overtures to the
B. C. E. R. Co. tei proceed t.i run all
cars to Bodwell Road. The Main
Street and Twenty-fifth Avenue people will also petition the council, it
is said, to leave good enough alone
and let the car terminus remain at
that point.
If Mr. Eyre E. Thurreson, for many
years plumbing inspector in Semth
Vancouver, has lost on one hand, he
has won on the Other, and today
wears a bigger smile than ever. Mem-
day last, the Thuresson family circle
was increased by one large, robust
boy. Mr. Thuresson told the "Chinook" that he would undoubtedly
name the heir Edward G. Thuresson.
in heinor of the militant hero of Ward
By tmiClEIANdDiBBu[hc(��1
l'"    HOOK   WORLD   Mine
Day  or  Night  Phone,   Sey.  7653
520 Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.
Liberal    Club    Executive    Arranging
Event for March 25
At the Main Street Liberal Club
rooms on the night eif March 25, one
of those now famous whist drives
will be held lo which a cordial invitation is extended to the ladies and
gentlemen of the community. There
will be a musical programme, refreshments will be served and a good
night is assured. The evening will be
strictly of a  non-political  character.
(Continued from Page 1)
has been created a Special Savings
Department where the Municipal
School Deposit is taken care of and
which if only glanced at will impress
the most skeptical that many of our
children have been firmly instructed
In the tirst reiad to success, namely,
the creation of a Bank Account.
(Continued from Page 1)
year in connection with the desired
granl. It is understoeid that the council at that time wished to have the
matter laid over until routine matters had been  cleared away.
It is not improbable that thc South
Vancouver council will be as liberal
with lhe Commission as were the
other bodies approached. All the
members of the present administration are said to appreciate to the full
the great good which will result from
the improvement of the North Arm
'Ask the man who has one"
1136 HOMER STREET, VANCOUVER, B.C. Phone Seymour 3230
;ind are anxious that the work may
go ahead  without any great delay.
One of thc heavy ratepayers on the
North Arm, in referring to the matter, stated to the "Chinook" that it
was thc duty of the present council
to give the North Fraser Harbor
Commission  every assistance.
"Property owners on thc River,"
said hc, "pay in taxes to thc municipality over $25,000 a year. As yet
these property owners have asked
for absolutely no money from the
municipality. Improvements which
have been made in that portion of the
municipality have been made on River Road, for which the River Road
people paid and reaped the benefit.
It is the duty of the council to deal
liberally with the North Fraser Harbor   Commission.
"Development of the River," he
went on, "will mean the making of
South Vancouver. It will lead to the
development of industries and will in
addition give the Municipality of
South Vancouver a place on the map
of the world."
Reeve Dickie is said to favor development on the North Arm. He is
of the opinion, however, his friends
say, that in the development of the
North Arm alone will not be found
a panacea for all the ills the ratepayers of South Vancouver are suffering at the present moment.
PUBLIC NOTICE, is hereby given, ih.,
the Court eel Revision for tlie above Men
duality will be belt! at tlie Municipal Ila)
South Vancouver, on Wednesday, April Htl
1914, at 10 a.m., when all complaints again
the Assessment  will be heard.
Any person having any complaint again :
his or her Assessment, must give a writte
notice thereof to the Assessor, stating In
or lier grounds of complaint, at least te
(10) clear rlays previous to the date of tin
sitting of the Court of Revision.
Dated this 6th elay of March,  1914.
P.O.  Address,   Ilox   1224
South  Hill  P.O.,  B.C.
Opinion on This Question is, Divided
and Ratepayers are Anxious
"We want all the Davie cars to run
to Bodwell Road," is the song that
the ratepayers on the other side of
Bodwell   Road  are  singing.
Ex-Councillor J. D. Millar is leading in the chorus. His bass voice is
adding much to the propaganda to
move the commercial metropolis of
this part of the municipality from
Twenty-fifth Avenue to Bodwell  Rd.
Many petitions are being circulated
by the South Main Street men and
many signatures are being received
of people who can see no way of
helping along the municipality to better advantage than in shooting the
Davie  cars  right to  Bodwell  Road.
It is said that the B. C. E. R. "Co.
is willing to send every third car from
laws, proceed legally anil call for tenders for different pavement and begin work in about two and one-half
months and let .the Creosoting Company procure damages against us if
they can under the circumstances.
S. "It has also been admitted by
one of the late councillors that he
was promised a reward and so did
use every effort to carry thc paving
contract  througii  the  council."
Here Councillor Cold read in full
the opinion given by Mr. C. M. Wood-
worth, the Vancouver lawyer, who
fought the B. C. E. R. on behalf of
the property owners of Point Grey,
who expressed in uncertain tones that
the contract with the Dominion Cre-
ositing Company could be broken,
setting forth many reasons why in
bis opinion it was illegal.
"Any time you ratepayers don't
want me to represent you on this
board," went on Mr. Gold upon reading the letter, "Sing out and I'll go.
In this cause I'm fighting
for your interests. And I'm fighting
alone. Stick with me and we'll law
this iniquitous Creosoting Company.
We'll show them that this fair municipality of <U),000 has not got to lay
dowrn to this little company of paving promoters. Let them law their
heads olf. Wc have right on our
sides and I tell you right will prevail.
This present council cannot lie up
the municipality for more than this
year. They cannot tie us up, as this
contract proposed to do until after
1915. If this council tonight passes
this paving proposition, I tell you
that il will be an illegal piece of business.
"Let me say," wenl on Mr. Gold
in a most impassioned manner, "tbat
what comes over the devil's back
must come under the devil's belly.
What will it cost you���you ratepayers. To allow Ibis paving company
to tie you up on a contract secured
by wining and dining councillors and
by corruption, I tell you���corruption.
"They may outvote me here tonight.
They may outvote me���and I may
say that 1 have seen councillors sitting at this board who have been
hobnobbing with these paving people,
riding in Iheir cars into thc city���
pretty suspicious. I say they may
outvote me here tonight. But I stand
for what is right. I am fighting thc
people's battle. And I'll go down
with my flag nailed to the mast, I'll
go down fighting for you���Ward 1
(pointing to thc various councillors)
for you, Ward 2: for you, Ward 4;
for  you  Ward  6."
At this point Councillor Winram
breike in  with something or other.
"Hold on, Winram," yelled Gold.
"I'll lash you now, I have stated
that 1 am no man of putty. Did you
come to me when the position of
Water Works Superintendent was
about to be Idled. Did you come to
me and say, ' Gold, you stand by me
in  getting Jones  that job.'"
"Yes,"  replied   Councilleir  Winram
"And did you say to me that if
Jones got that job, or if I would help
Jones, that you would stand hy me
in   my   Main   Street   light?"
Councillor  Winram   hesitated.
"You did," yelled Mr. Gold. "You
did and now you come here and
fight for the paving people. You
have double-crossed me. You have
craw-fished. Gold may have his
faults but when he gives his word,
he stands by it, by heavens, stands
by it."
Councillor Winram was em his fee i
in a minute.
"I am a man of honor." said In
"I never said such a word to Mi
Gold. "I'll stake my reputation
against his. I'll resign tonight ami
light him in Ward Four and let the
peeiple judge as to who is the better
"I've got you, Winram," yelleel
Gold. " I've got you. My resignation is in the Reeve's hands, I'll tight
you  in  Ward  Four."
Gold and Winram here shook hands
across the table and pandemonium
broke   loose.
"I've'been up against better mm
than you," declared Councillor Gold,
"You can have any game you want
to play with nie. I'll not be bluffed.
Write out your resignation and give
it to the Reeve."
Addressing ��� himself to the crow 1.
Mr. Gold went on, "I am telling y, it
facts about this man Jones. I hav
told you here of the recall. Vou need
it here to tell some of these fellows
to 'come down out of there' when
they start any monkey busines.-."
"How about your own reputation,"
some one sneered at .Mr. Gold while
he was speaking.
"My own reputation," said he,
turning directly upon his heckler
with blood in his eyes, "is what it i-
This is a time when we are trying I >
avert  a  great  wrong."
"Your Main Street taxes," some ot
"No, not my own Main Street taes," said he. "1 am lighting the fin I
for every property owner in South
Vancouver, the majority of whom
are weith me. Not my own reputatio :.
r my own selfish interests. See that
Id lady over there." said he, pointing lu the other side of the rom
'Can you attack her. Say one wo '1
against her, will you! She is my
mother. And I'm fighting for It r
along with the rest."
There was a great outburst of chce -
ing at this and Gold was clearly lining headway and Mrs. Gold who �� s
entering into the spirit of the thi' g
with the rest, laughed goeed nature"1,
and declared to those near her. I
wish I had three more sons like 1 '���
Mr.  Gold  in  the  remainder  of
speech so jarred the worthy menib   s
f the council that they were shal   n
from   their   original   position,   ami   i"
the   doing  i 1  it.  hc  showed  politi  tl
strategy ami mental power which
dottbleiily   m.-.rk    him   for   a   bigi
>o!!lical   arena  than   that    of    Sot tl'
Councillor Winram was clearly upset and was ready for comprotn .c.
Other councillors squirmed in their
setts.    Councillor Gold spoke on
Finally Reeve Dickie made a state
ment   suggesting  compromise     "Let
us put it," said he, "to the property
wners of South Vancouver���a referendum."
"Good,"   said   Councillor   Gold.
"It is clear," said Reeve Dickie',
"that all you councillors arc against
this contract, are eif the same opinion
but wishing to take different courses
to   settle   the  matter.
"Shall  it be lo the ratepayers?'
Councillor  Gold:     I'll  go  that  far-
Councillor   Winram ?     Not  to  die
ratepayers but the Main Street pr'f
crty  owners.
Councillor Gold : No, the ratepayers
All the councillors but Gold, Twiddy and Thomas were ready to put it
back to the Main Street property
There was a period eif discussion
and wrestling with the question in a
quiet manner.
Councillor Gold would not compromise. To the ratepayers as a
whole w-as his argument. With hi111
were  the   Reeve,  Thomas,  Twiddy.
Nothing could come of the attempt
to comp'omise. The original moti>"j
tei advise the contractors to go ahcael
with amendment "at such time a*
money is available," was put and carried.
And that is how it was decided that
the dirt should soon fly on Mam
For: Councillors Winram, Stevens,
Rutledge. and  Rowlings.
Against: Councillors Gold, Thomas
and   Twiddy.


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