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f A Half Million in 1917
Vol. I, No. 34
Price S cent ���
Public Meetings Are Fixed When
Candidates Will Express Views
Great Interest is Being Awakened in Municipal Elections Which
Will Be Held on January 18���Some Views of Ratepayers
With the passing uf lhe Old Year
and the coming of ihe New Year
great interest is being awakened in
the Municipal elections which will be
held in Seeuth Vancouver on January
18. The candidates are fixing meeting! at which ihey will address the
ratepayers, and the next two weeks
the political pot will be boiling in
every sense of the weird.
Reeve Kerr has announced three
meetings for next week, em Monday
night at the Municipal Hall, em Thursday night in the Tecumseh Scheie el on
Wilson Road, and on Friday night in
Marfew Hall, Cedar Cottage. Reeve
Kerr invites all school trustee candidates to speak at the meeting in Tecumseh School. Besides these he
has been invited to speak at meetings
called by Mr. Wm. Winram, who is
a candidate for the Council in Ward
IV, in the old schoiel house on Main
Street on Tuesday night, and in
Carleton Hall on Wednesday night at
a meeting which will bc held in the
interests of Mr. J. J. Wilbers, who is
running for the Council in Ward I.
Mr. W. A. Pound, who is the other
candidate for the Reeveship has not
yet announced his meetings.
Reeve Kerr has alsei arranged for a
meeting to be held in the Kalenberg
Hall on January 13.
The election will begin in real
earnest next week.
Several letters have been received
from ratepayers bearing on the election, and  these  follow :
A  Good Suggestion
To the Editor of "The Chinook":
Sir,���I have a suggestion to make
to the various candidates who are
now running for Reeve, Council and
School Board. The matters that will
he dealt with are of such a serious
nature that any candidate to go thoroughly into Municipal matters requires the whole of the time to himself, allowing, after the speech, half
an hour for questions. This will permit meetings to finish at a reasonable hour. As a workingman, I enter
my protest about these meetings being continued lo 11 and 11.30 o'clock.
Previously when the last speaker was
finished the audience was so tired
that they would not listen to questions
being  answered.���Yours,  etc.,
25th Avenue, Jan. 1, 1913.
St       ef       |
The Ward System in South Vancouver
To the Editor ed "The Chinook" :
Sir,���At the last Session of the Legislature there was an amendment
made to the Municipal Clauses Act,
authorizing municipal councils to take
a vote of the ratepayers, al lhe January elections, on the question of
abolishing thc Ward system, and if
such vote bc favorable, the Council
may abolish  the  Wards,  withe nit any
The argument in lavor of the Ward
tom is, that each sectiem of a Municipality lias a representative <>f sonic
seen in the Council anel in senile
Municipalities this may be desirable,
but here in South Vancouver where
We have between twenty and twenty-
five'   little   societies,   all   pulling     feir
their respective streets, or interests,
il is alineisl impossible tei get suit-
able men intei office, whereas if
Wards were abolished, the present
state of affairs could not exist, as a
majority of the ratepayers would support decent municipal goveWBMnt.
ihe Ward system is no preelection se,
far as the distribution of revenue is
concerned, as ward Imundaries are
changed frequently,
I wemld suggest that thc Council
take a referendum at the Municipal
elections, and if favorable, put it intei
force at the January elections in
1914, which is the earliest date possible.
The only effective way to cure any
evil is to remove the cause, and until
we change oui method of election, in
South Vancouver, we cannot get a
desirable Council into office, and,
apart altogether from the great waste
of the people's money, the present
state of affairs is a reflection on the
moral character, and intelligence of
the  electors.
Dec. 30, 1912.
To  thc   Editor  of "Thc  Chinook":
Sir,���1 notice in your issue of last
Saturday hat erne of your correspondents takes up the question of sewerage. Some months ago a bylaw for
certain sewerage schemes was put before the people. That the ratepayers
did wisely in turning the bylaw done
at lhat time no one will now deny.
The scheme was premature. However,
it is to be hoped that thc new Council will really tackle the question in
earnest. The Municipality must do
Like your correspondent, 1 fail to
see where the City of Vancouver can
either assist us in this or any other
matter. If we want anything done
wc must do it ourselves. So I hope
our Councillors will deal with this
matter at thc various meetings at
which they will address the electors.
���Yours,  etc.,
john Mcdonald,
39th Avenue E��� Jan. 1, 1913.
���   *   ��
To the Editor of "The Chinook":
Sir,���I don't care to encroach upon
yeiur valuable space. Like your other
correspondent, I am anxious to know
the benefits of annexation. From
what 1 can read of the speeches by
the various candidates for the Council in Vancouver it seems to mc that
Vancouver has as much to do as it
can handle. There seems to be a cry
for money in every ward. Then again
the Statement is made by different
aldermen lhat each ward has two foremen also an inspector, while some eif
the ratepayers at the meetings say
that the roads arc disgraceful and in
many intances impassable, when one
leaves   the  main   thoroughfares.
If this is true, where can economy
come in by annexation? 1 am doubtful abemt this annexation question and
will certainly tackle thc candidates em
it.���Ye.urs.  etc.,
South   Hill, Jan.  1,  1913.
Around the Municipal Hall
Councillor 'I bird, we believe, heilds
a record of ���never being absent freun
a Council meeting since he became
elected, unless em leave from the
Council, This is certainly a recorel
to be  proud  of.
St     s.     *
Sliced the old and welcome the
yeeung. Another year has ceime and
gone, The old year seemed to have
gathered all its forces together for
the last day of its existence. All
Monday night a stiff gale blew, which
gradually increased in volume as the
(lay wore on, suspending uoth car and
telephone service. However, in the
evening it bad fairly well spent itself,
and by the time thc bells rung to wcl-
ceime the young year the old year was
dying with a sob and a moan. It has
gone. May the troubles anil vicissitudes we suffered in 1912 die with it,
and may the joys and prosperity we
enjoyed long continue.
*     ef     *
Sitting busily at work, I had feir-
Rotten the New Year was so close at
hand till thc boom of the gun from
Vancouver, floating over South Vancouver, heralded the birth of the new
1'car. A few seconds later steam
whistles, hooters, horns, firecrackers,
. etc., were heard everywhere. After
wishing all my household the compliments of the season I had to continue
Working for an hour or two longer.
Editors must have copy.
ef        *       St
Xew Year is fairly well observed in
Vancouver, All the public works were
dosed. Real Estate offices and the
merchants observed it as a holiday.
I had to make a visit to the city early
in the forenoon and was surprised to
see the sobriety of the people. Thc
day was also observed in the Muni-
c,I'ality as a holiday, no work being
-lone at the Hal'..    During the short
walk  I  had in the afternoon I  eliil not
see a single' intoxicated person.
ele        *       e,
The' year lhat has just commenced
I will be an epoch making one feir South
Vancouver, We enter upon out
various duties in the year just commenced, and while the newly formed
resolves have neet yet been wiped off,
let us never f.irget thai humanity demands a debt from us. Let lis mil be
niggardly in the payment nf the ac-
e'eiuut, don't let us examine lhe Items
ten, closely, If a friend's back is
against the wall one does not require
before giving help tei enquire if it is
through the friend's own fault that
misfortune has come. If we are going to help let US do so at once.
ef        *        ef
Hogmanay was a day of animation
in and around the Hall. Everywhere
heads of departments were hurrying
and scurrying, final touches wcre being given to thc final figures. Mr.
Crehan and his assistants were flitting from department to department
to give thc final stamp to vouch that
thc accounts were correct. In the
afternoon many eef the Councillors
were in evidence around the Hall.
Councillors Thomas and Elliott held
a session so that the names selected
by Chief Jackson for thc two vacancies
on the police force might be considered. Along with Chief Jackson, we
understand, they will make the final
selection in a few days.
It was after 6 p.m. before Commissioner Crehan left the Hall,, and at
8.30 p.m. he had to leave on his annual journey of inspection. Iti all
probability he will be absent for ten
days unless he makes an exception
this year and hurries back, and makes
a special journey to the other municipalities after the elections here are
St      *      St
At the present i.me Mr. -pringford
is a busy man and he must be anxious
to sec the election over. Being responsible for the voters' list along with his
(Continued  on   Page 9)
Spirited Fight is Promised
For Ward One Councillorship
Councillor Robinson and Mr. J. J. Wilbers Start Campaign Which
Gives Indication of Being One of Hardess fought of the Election
He is a candidate for Alderman in " Three  Hundred  and  One,"  and  believes in a well sewered, well paved,   well  governed Greater Vancouver.
This week the people have recovered from the celebration of the festive
Season to tind themselves engulfed in
the throes or a civic election. Interest
in public affairs throughout Greater
Vancouver was never keener than It Is
this year. Good men who have been
tested and found sound are standing
again for office In the city and throughout the municipalities, and It is a
matter upon which the populace may
congratulate ltBelf that there are in
the various wards offering themselves
for the service of the public, young
men of high character whose entrance
into public life will mean much common good.
The worthy son of an honorable
father���such a young man is Mr.
Charles Nelson .lames, who has modestly proclaimed bis candidature for
the position of alderman In that much
talked of district of the city of Vancouver, Ward Might, better known as
Three Hundred and One.
"My platform consists in lieing conservative enough for Ward El tht and
liberal enough for Greater Vancouver," declined Mr. .lames when asked
upon what policies he would contest
"I am," he said, "for the early annexation of Smith Vancouver."
"I am absolutely in favor of any
reasonable arrangement with the Canadian Northern Hallway. We must
have ine Canadian Northern terminals
111 Vancouver, and I believe that lhe
proposals at present in hand, if they
can lie satisfactorily curried through,
will moan a vast deal to Main street
ami Praser avenue in particular, the
whole of Ward Bight, including certain thoroughfares in the fast Bind
which have hitherto I "<n neglected.
"We want a belter sewage system in
Ward Sight," stated Mr. James     "We
demand more sewers.   Ami we require
Itreel pavements in Hie ward, anil i:
I am eleetetl 1 will do my best towards
securing all tbe public Improvement!
that 1 possibly can for the district.
' further," said  Mr. James.   "Fraser
avenue and Main street must be given
mere attention by the Vancouver council. If I am elected, I will work for
thc lest interests of these two business arteries 1 would like to see a
ferry Installed that would connect us
with Lulu island and the Delta, and 1
would  like to see the day  when  the
aimers from these rich districts win
carry their produce in by the ton
through South Vancouver and '301,'
carry tt tn to help reduce the present
cost of living in Vancouver."
Mr. C. N. .lames was born just forty
years ago at Oxbridge, Ontario. His
father was the late Henry .lames, a
man whose philanthropy and splendid
Cluistian character will cause his
name to be remembered far all time
n the East and  Middle West and in
Vancouver, where he,  with  Mr.  P. .1.
Drost, founded the Central Mission.
N:r. -lames Is a thorough Canadian.
[Is iiuestos com? to America about
two hundred yens ago They settled
In Philadelphia in the State of c*enn-
H.vlv.nia. where they lived and Hour-
'fhed imtii the Revolutionary War
broke out.   Bul they remained loyal to
he Crown and their loyalty forced the
���lames family to leave the City of
Brotherly l.ove and they came to Can-
Ida to settle near the town of York,
now the City of Toronto.
WI Ile this is the first time that Mr,
lames has stool for public office In
Vancouver, he has had experience In
municipal life, He lived for years in
ihe town of Hartney, Manitoba, and
there served repeatedly upon Hie. town
council board.
Mr, James has wide Intareeti in
""01" and these interests represent
largely Investments made with the
profit from yean of hard toll. Hi is
i man whose interests are such that
hey could not permit him to neglect
the welfare of the wanl He li an
'I'e ii ���i'ai I'd gentleman with a clean
record and happy outlook on life, and
���here Is little question bul that Ins
election will be one good boon for the
Kai-t End of the city of Vancouver,
The eye�� of the- ������ntire- im. .icipality
will be turned in a great measure to
the light lor tlie council chair in
Wanl I. where Councillor Spencer
Robinson is seeking re-election ami
where Mr. J. J. Wilbers will lee his
opponent. This promises tee be the
hardest-fought contest .ef the election
and be,th candidates have commenced
an active campaign.
Mr. Robinson started his campaign
last Pridaiy night with a meeting in
Ilu Carleton Hall, which was largly
attended. At ihis meeting he gave a
lull ace..lint of his stewardship, and
ai its conclusion a vote was taken in
which In.- was endorsed as the candidate feir lhe Ward. Mr. Robin-
sun's supporters claim that he will be
returned te, the Council wilh a substantial majority, while "The Ceun-
miltee of Fifty," who are working
fe>r the electieeii e.f Mr. Wilbers art-
just as confident that their man will
sil iu the Council this year.
Mr.  Wilbers will hold a meeting in
the  Carleton  Hall    on    Wednesday
night  next.
The Statement of the campaign
secretary eef "The Committee of
Fifty" as tee the progress eif the campaign for Mr. Wilbers as Councillor,
anil Mr. Mnrris as School Trustee
follows :
"The Ceimmittee of Fifty," which is
now more than fifty, and which was
deputed lee "tind a proper candidate
leer Warel I." have held several meetings which have been under the chairmanship of Rev. Merteeii Smith, anad
have been well attended. They intend to issue a letter to every ratepayer, strongly recommending Mr. J.
J. Wilbers as Councillor feer Wanl
| I, and Mr. William Morris as school
trustee. Both of these caandidates
are in favor of annexation.
Mr. Wilbers pronounces himself as
strongly in favor of good roads
throughout the municipality of South
Vancouver, in favor eef extension of
tram lines wherever possible and
though he does not by any means
favor a niggardly policy in the development of the district, his own experience as a business man, and  one
win, has fell ihe- pulse t.i spending
money, causes him iee advocate a very
jealous scrutiny eef all financial mat-
ters, Hii slogan "ill be, roughly
speaking, "generous expenditure, with
value for money spent."
Mr. Morris is a business man who
is also something e,f an ide-alist. and
who takes a keen interest in educational matter-. He is thoroughly
convinced that the time is nol so very
far distant when Greater Vancouver
will pay less attention to the sale of
real estate, and more attention to the
development 'ef industries, anil sei hc
advocates a careful training of the
children in business habits, in commercial intelligence and technical education.
Committees have been formed dealing with the voters' list, transportation, "the platform" e,f the candidates
and other matters, and a vigorous
campaign is anticipated as the candidates will address several public meetings and place their views fully be-
before the ratepayers.
There have been lengthy discussions
as t'i what attitude should be observed towards Mr. Spencer Robinson
should he persist in his candidature.
Mr. Wilbers is meest anxious that the
campaign should lie- fought without
the introduction of personalities either
by himself or any of his supporters.
At the ceimmittee meetings there has
been plenty 'ef evidence of the extreme
difficulty eef alluding tei the candidature of Mr. Robinson without reference to matters which arc- still sub
judicc in courts of law and justice,
and so it has been determined that
thc candidature of the present incumbent of the ejfficc should be altogether ignored, in fact the suggestion
"f one member was adopted, thc suggestion being couched in the following terms :
"A man in the position eif Mr. Spencer Robinson should obliterate himself from public notice until his case
is settled. As he has not chme this,
but come into the limelight, the committee will be wise to regard him as
non-existent until his case is fully
disposed  e.f  in  the  law  courts."
A Bouquet And Something About
the Collingwood Institute
T.i the  Editor of "The Chin....k" :
Sir,��� Having been a printer and
journalist feer half a century 1 know
something of newspapers. Yem will
imt think I am "butting in" if 1 venture to congratulate you, in all sincerity, on tlie Christmas "Chinook."
South Vancouver should be- proud���
indeed is proud, of having such a well
printed, ariistic and excellent paper
produced within tin- borders of the
Municipality, I have I" thank yem
for your kindly reference t<. the Col
lingv, el Institute.    Here there :s a
working population, anil men get
home tired, ami have "home chores"
to elo, yei the library i- maele- very
geieeil u>e eei, ami at thi- moment there
are nearly 100 books "out." for home
reading. The Encyclopaedias ami
lie nks of Reference, are- often con.
suited���ami I answer many queries-
rinding a recipe for a e-.mgii mixture
"i a quotation tor an Essay, i hanks
i" the Collingwood ladies this is now
a real "social nisiilu!'-." anel if you
will look in mi tin i v enin ->i H ed-
nesday, January I. you will I.e.eii iln
year x-v.-il l>\ joining a merry musical
pai tj >e here harmless mirth will
''..'i\.   delight ami hurl not."
Thi educational side of thc lusii.
tun   will be  more preeminent  in the
Who will be a candidate a<?ain for t he Council in Ward IV.
New Year. The
Victoria, and the
i ittawa   send  me
publications,   ami
King's Printer at
King's Printer at
the Government
the    Collingwood
Library will soon have a valuable
i Reference Department em all matters relating to the'  Province.
There is one custom   I  wish  to see
i well observed here.    "Lest we forget"
j what we owe- to those who have "gone
i before" ��t celebrate the birthdays of
great and good men.   Sunday, December    29    was     the     anniversary     of
Gladstone's   birthday,   and    on     that
night, at 8.30,   I   told  the  story    of
Gladstone's  life���from  a    non-political  standpoint���dealing  wiih  him  as
author, social reformer anil Christian.
Sacred  music  will  make-  this  1  hope
a profitable evening.
i )n the first Sunday of the New
Year I will humbly follow the example of my friend Frederick Harrison,
eef London, and speak of those who
have   passed  away  eluring  1912,
We shall have :. children's treat
ami Christmas tree- on Wednesday,
January 8. Who will help with toys,
and "goodies" for "the kiddie-." Gifts
thankfully received.
Earlj   in   the   New   Year   I   shall.   1
hope,     Ulllle eUllel-     It . 1 111    s     bj       fudge
Howay, Mr F. G Wade, K ' C, Mrs.
Townley am! others, .ml --nie "very
special" concerts etc.
Wiih the an! of "The Chinook"
tlie-,   events will be made known, ami
I  am sure The Collingv, i   111-1i��� 111e-
will   be'   patronized   .mil   apprei
more than ever,
i   urs faithfully,
"Felix Penne."
Collingwood blast, Dee. ."��i. 1912
Councillor John Third, who is running again fen- the Council in Wanl
IV, is confident thai he will be rc-
tuineel by a large majority, and le.ok-
ing at ihe work which hc has accomplished for that ward since he has
been ils representative, Mr. Third
might he reasonably excused for his
fe-clie-    of optimism.
Many of the improvements which
ge, with an up-to-date cily and which
nave been secured in South Vancouver- h&ve been inaugurated in Ward
IV. It is Ilis policy to keep the interests of Ward IV always in the forefront in conjunction with his general
policy of furthering thc interests of
Semth Vancouver. It was. Ward IV
which geet the first water in thc water
system e.f Semth Vancouver, while it
was the first to get the benefit of the
arc light. This ward was also the
first in which permanent work of any
kind was done, having permanent sewer, permanent pavement and cement
curb. Had Councillor Third been
able to carry out his sewerage bylaw
Ward IV would have benefitted to a
great extent by this bylaw. It is also
worthy Hf mention that first good
roads were laid in this ward, and now
he has a plan on foot to blockpave
Main Street from Sixteenth Avenue
to Bodwell Road. This is one of thc
main projects for which he is fighting
and for which he is anxious to be returned.
Mr. Third has been intrumental in
starting   many   of   the   public     movements which have worked out te, great
advantage  met  only   to  his  particular
ward, but  to the Municipality in gen-
i eral.    Through the suggestion of Mr.
Third,   the   plan   eif   widening   streets
was first tried in  Ward IV. and il is
common  knowledge  thai  it   lias been
��� tried with great success in other parts
j of the Municipality.    It is also worth
.meting  lhat   it   was   Councillor   Third
! who   suggested  and   saw   through   the
! re-naming of Westminster Avenue to
; Main Street, South Vancouver, under
the direction  of  Councillor,  took thc
'initiative in  this  matter, and there is
reason to believe that ihe change was
a happy one.
It was also Mr. Third's suggestion
that Main Street be the dividing line
between east and west in the Municipality eif South Vancouver. He suc-
! ceedeel in having this matter put in
[operation and also approached the
City of Vancouver on the same question.
Last week Councillor Third put
through the Council a motion that
will have a far-reaching effect not only
in his own ward but in all the principal thoroughfares of South Vancouver���that the electrician see the
B. C. E. Rly. Co. and ascertain the
cost of thc installation of cluster lights
from thc city limits to Bodwell Road.
The Councillor boasts that no ward
has received more improvements than
the ward represented by him. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1913
Authorized Capital
Assets -
Money Loaned at 5 per
cent, simple interest.    Ten
years six months to repay
$   350,000.00
cr repayment can be made
any   month   of   whole   loan
or   any  part   without  extra
cost or bonus
Bu.iness written to date in KM of $1 2,500,000.00 ^^"
Officers   and   Dirccte,rs :
J. R. Seymour, Pres., A. McK'clmie. 1st Vice.-I'res. and Cen. Mgr
F.   A.   Ilrodie,   Secretary
lion.  R.  E.   McKcchnie, 3rd Vice.-Pres.    J. J.  Banfield
Canadian Home Investment Co.
Second Floor, Pacific Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Victoria,  NewWestminster,  Nelson,  Kamloops,   Prince  Rupert
,1 Local Representative, VV. J. STOLLIDAY
34 32nd Avenue East
F. J.  Rolston G.   H.   Batcheler
Good Old-fashioned Meals for Hungry Men
Prompt,  courteous  service in  the cleanest, daintiest  dining-room
you could imagine.
Special   attention   paid   thc   palates of civic officials and employees.
('..  II.  Batcheler, Manager
Corner   Forty-Ninth   Avenue  and Fraser Street.
Five-room   House, fully modern,  on   Thirty-
sixth Avenue, one block from Victoria Road car.
Price $2,500; balance on monthly terms.
This Snap will not last long!
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN STREET        Phone: Fairmont 822
909   Dominion   Trust   Building,   Vancouver,   B. C.
Telephones :     Office 8497.    Works 6203.     Works  9326.     Worka   8179	
Full-sized  Lot,  north  of  Home  Road, $1200.    One-third  cash;
balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
$100 cash handles  Building Lots close to Knight Road.
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
Two   Propositions
No. 1. You rent a house at $25 per month. In one year you have
paid out $300, for which you can show no results. 7 per cent, interest
on $300 is $21.   So in the year you practically throw away $321
No. 2. You bring me in $100, for which I give you a 6-room
Modem House, on Lot 33x125ft. House has fireplace, etc. Balance
is $25 per month.   Total price is $2,600.   No loan.
In one year you have an equity of $400 in your own home.
Compare proposition No. 1 with No. 2, then call at my office and
sec this house.
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street Phone : Fair. 1607
418 Winch Building Vancouver, B. C.
Wood Block
The Workers'  Page
Edited by J. W Wilkinson, to
wheim all communication! ihould
be- addre����ed;   Room 210,   Labor
Temple, Vatiouver, B. C.
At the last meeting nf the TradeH
and Labor Council, a greal deal of
���trmuout dlsi iiHsion took place as to
what the attitude ef the Council
should be towards the Labor Commission Which has just been appointed. The commission was described hy
several delegates as a consolation
prize for political has-heene," and the
opinion was expressed that the best
thing   the   Council   could  do   was,   to
! ignore  the  commission,  as   the   most
! effective way of showing its disgust.
J However, it was eventually decided to
elect two repreBeniatlves to go before
j the commission on behalf of the Council, and unions which are not able to
I send representatives of their own
have been requested to prepare and
(Orward any case they may have to
the Council. It was stated by some
of the delegates, that In view of the
personnel of the commission, their
organizations had decided not to appear before the commission at all.
���    *   .
The following list of questions has j
heen submitted by the Trades and!
Labor Council, to all candidates for;
municipal honors:
"Are you In favor of the extension
of Hie Municipal Franchise to include
lodgers paying an annual rent of %t>n,
or more?"
"Are you in favor of the abolition of
contract work, and the substitution of
day labor on all municipal work?"
'Are  you   in   favor  of  the  employ
A Gift of a piece of Diamond Jewellery set with one ur more of our First
Quality Perfect Steel Blue White First Rivers Diamonds will make ihe holiday
season very much happier,     liny one today.   There is "till time.
Our Watch, Clock. Jewellery, Silverware and Cut Glass Departments stocked
with a magnificent assortment of useful and artistic   Gifts,
Special Discounts of 25 to 50  per cent, during our Removal Sale
McMILLAN, the Diamond Specialist
541 Hastings Street West Next  Door to  Spencer's  Ltd.
Commencing January 2, we will he at our new location, 566 Granville  Street
of I
employed on the work, the effect
such a pronouncement will be a very
serious one for the unskilled workers
of Vancouver. It, is likely that a spe-
ment of'fnion Labor on all municipal \ l'ial meeting of the Trades and Labor
work?" ' '
"Are you  in  favor of the strict en- can
Council will be called to consider what
be   done.     If  the   company   gets
forcemeat of the  14-hour week on all
municipal work?"
"Are you in favor of an amendment
to the City Charter, providing for the
appointment of a Scaffolding Inspector?''
away with its plans, the conditions fi r
laborers will be J2.K0 for ten hours'
Proposals  are afoot  lor the  formation of a Trade  Union  Political  Club
having in view tlie organization of the
A very tangible result of the halibut i trade  union  vote of the city, for use
fishermen's strike was seen in Seattle
a week ago, when a cargo of the fish
sold  at  eleven
and  a  half  cents   per
in the direct interest of the organized"
workers at election time.
Next November, about four hundred
delegates will be present at. the convention of tlie American Federation of
Labor which meets in Seattle. A move
has been set on foot by the Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council to Invite
them all to Vancouver for one day;
and witli that in view, the Secretary
of the Council is communicating with
the Central Labor Body in Seattle.
An organization, financed by the i
Trades and Labor Council, is busy
amongst the teamsters of Vancouver,
and at the last meeting of the Council
reported that the work was progressing satisfactorily.
Despite the shortcomings of the ]
BollerB Inspection Act and the way
the magistrates consider it should be
administered, the Vancouver I'nion of
Steam Engineers is making substantial
More than $700 has now been col-j progress. They have an organizer of
lected by the Hritish Columbia Fed-j their own in the Held all the lime, and
oration of Labor lor the striking have recently admitted a number of
miners of Vancouver Island, from its i men who were formerly members of
affiliated membership of M,000 men in  the   li.   C.   Association  of  Steam   En-
various parts of lhe Province.
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The delegates of the Vancouver
Trades and Labor Council, to the coming convention of the British Columbia Federation of Labor, are V. R.
Midgley and J. W. Wilkinson.
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The following agreement has been
signed between Electrical Workers' j that the newly appointed Labor Corn-
Union 813 (of Vancouver) and the, mission will hold its first sittings in
Western Canada Power Co.: Minimum j Victoria on January the 14th and 15th,
wages for groundmen and helpers, The convention of the British Coluin-
$3,110 per day: line track-bonders, i bin Federation of Labor will meet in
$4.66; operators. $4.Or,; lump-trimmers, j Victoria on the 13th of January, and
$3.SO;   telephone  installers, $4.55;   au- everybody who understands the situa-
gineers. Special open meetings have
been held lately for the purpose of;
studying the various Provincial and
Dominion Acts which have a bearing
on the daily work of the steam en-
St       SI        *
A somewhat   piquant   situation   has
been    created   by   the   announcement
tomobile   drivers,   $3.30;
$4..re."i; cable splicers. $.1
meter-mfn, | lien is wondering what lhe attitude of
the delegates will he towards the Commission. It is by no means impossible
that, they will decide to completely
ignore It.
The Federal Department of Labor
has at last acceded to the request of
the quartz miners of the Kootenay
District and appointed an Arbitration
Board to inquire into their demand
for increased wages. The Board will
commence its sittings at Nelson on
January 6th, Mr. J. \V. Bennett nf
Ferule will represent the miners; Mr.
C. R. Hamilton. K. C, of .Nelson wil!
net  for lhe mine-owners, and  Mr. Bul-|jay   which i
lock Webster is to be the chairman of shaftmen all
the' Board, which
sittings in various
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Tlie   officers   of
The trouble amongst the coal miners
| of Vancouver Island bus now spread to
Nanaimo,    where,    up    til!    now,   the
mines   have   been   working  as   usual.
Now  the  shaftmen  employed   at    the
Morden shaft, South Wellington, have
I struck work for a demand of $4..".o per
scale' of  wages  for
over the  United  Si.hih
graphical Union, ""ii. have been
elected for the coming year as follows:
President, A. K. Robb; Vice-President,
A. il. England: Secretary-Treasurer.
ti. Neelandi; Heeiem'tee* to tbe Ailh.i
Trades Council, li. NYe'iands. F it.
Pleming and w. Btlckney; Executive
Committee, E. Klrkpatrlck, W, C.
Metzger, li. Mountstephen, J. E,
Wilton and \V. Youhlll; Audit Committee, \V. C. Jones, E. Triimpor and N.
Williams; Trustees, il. C. Benson, w.
R. Trotter and G. Wllhy; Sergennt-at-
Arms. 0, Proske; Delegates to B. 0.
Federation of Labor. II. C. Benson. 11.
Neelands, R. P. Pettlpiece and W. It.
Trotter; Sick Committee. W. Allison.
Ot. Fleetwood, X. Mnson, C. E. Phillips
and N. Williams: Delegates to Trades
and Labor Council, II. C. Benson, (1.
Bartley. R. P. Pettlpiece, .1. Rankin, A.
F. Reid and W. R. Trotter.
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A conference of bricklayers from all
parts of the Pacific Coast is to he held
in the Labor Temple, Vancouver, on
January 23rd, 24th and 25th. Delegates are expected from Ixis Angeles,
Bakersfield, Fresno, San Francisco,
Portland, Walla Walla, Salt Lake,
Seattle, and other places on this coast.
The object is to lay plans for the
formation of a central council or conference by which the various unions
of bricklayers will be kept in closer
touch with each other for the better
protection of their mutual interests.
The bricklayers already have an inter-
provincial conference for the provinces
of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and it is hoped that the forthcoming conference will put all the bricklayers of the prairie country and the
coast into closer touch with each
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It does not seem that the Canadian
Northern Railway Co. Intend to pay
the city rate of $3.00 per day of eight
hours In connection with the filling in
of False Creek." Col. Davidson was
interviewed last Saturday morning by
a representative of the laborers' union,
and said definitely that his company
would not agree to work the eight-
hour or even nine-hour day; and as
there will likely be thousands of men
will   hold   severally  British  Columbia,    lieside-s that.
parts of tin' I'm they ask for better accommodation for
changing their ciutims when they leave
work each day.   Up to now the officials
Van. Oliver    Typo-   refuse   to   make  any   changes;   anel   if
thej only continue fouling with the
island situation long enough tlie firms
in Vancouver wide ii make a business
of Installing oil-burning plants for
heating and general purposes will
make a fortune, anil the coal owners
will tind themselves without tin' market they had f.er their coal.
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The    election    of    officers    feir    lb"
Trades and Labor Council will  take
place during the next month, and there'
is every indication of kee>n competition
amongst  lhe members lor tlie honors.
'it is a mailer of doubt  who Is likely
!to be the next. President, hut Mr. 11. C.
| Benson, a former occupant of the
chair, will run any competitors very
closely. Many delegates who do not
agree with his views of trade union
matters, are agreed that tin' Council
never had a more satisfactory President insofar as his conducting of the
j chair was concerned.
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The initiation fee for the Carpenters'
Union has been dropped to $.r, for the
purpose of encouraging organization
work with a view lo a demand lieing
made in the spring for an increase in
wages, and special effort is to be made
in other directions to get the carpenters of the city together so that this
action can be made effective.
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At tbe whist drive and dance held
by the carpenters last week, about
four hundred people were present.
Suitable and serviceable prizes were
given, and refreshments galore, which
sent everybody home satisfied with the
evening's entertainment.
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Last week's edition of the "B. C.
Federationist" contained thirty-two
pages, making a combined Christmas
and Convention number. It was the
largest number of a labor paper that
has ever been published in America.
The paper is the joint property of the
Vancouver Trades and I^abor Council
and the British Columbia Federation
of Labor, and is published from the
Labor Temple weekly in the interests
of the trade unionists of the Province.
We Build Overalls
Made in Vancouver in a UNION shop.    Every
working man in Greater Vancouver should equip him-
Support Home
Every Clothi
Selli Them
self with Whale Brand
wear and tear.
They are built for
22 Water Street
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.     ;
Thorne   Metal   Store   Front   Bars,   Bevelling   and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Fraser Bros. & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
It contains the choicest  Residential  and Business
Property on the Peninsula
Is the heart of this thriving Municipality. We have
been established here since 1905, and invite correspondence regarding investments. We can place
money on first mortgage at 8 per cent., and transact
all financial business.
References :    Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, B. C.
Bank of Vancouver, Collingwood, B. C.
Financial and Estate Agents
317 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.
Fire, insurance and Loans
Collingwood East, B. C. ~���
IN D. L. 94
W'e can show you the nie.st charming scenery in the whole of
Greater Vancouver, and the best land. This beautiful spot is most
easily reached hy way of the H. C. E. R. to Royal Oak Station, then
up Koyal Oak Road to Deer Lake Road, thence cast. A most excellent way of returning is by way of our new great road that runs
through from lhe Westminster Keiad, just east of the Royal Oak
Hotel, to Deer Lake Road. This -way you will bc able to sec all
around and through and through D. L. <M, and bc able to appreciate
what very beautiful homesites it offers. Vou will tind that the view
over Deer Lake, Hurnaby Lake, and for miles beyond is unparalleled.
Wc arc selling here FULL QUARTER ACRES at $650 and $700, on
very easy terms of $50 CASH and $10 A MONTH. Long before this
can be paid for, values will double, at the rate improvements arc going
on in this district. This new road alone, which has cost us an immense sum, has increased the value immensely; but, for the moment,
we have not put prices up, though this is in contemplation. A day
here will be well spent, and you will be able to appreciate that many
of the best things in 'he world arc right under your nose. We can
give you maps, plans, ind other details, and it will bc a pleasure for
us to do so.
Phone: Sey. 2873
Phone : Bay. 586
510 Pender Street West
Kitsilano Office���Fourth and Larch
Have helped  sun-kissed  Burnaby and  South Vancouver
develop from virgin forest into busy districts of homes.
They believe Burnaby possesses all the factors necessary
to make her one day the hub of the peninsula.
Dominion Trust Block,
341 Cambie Street
Edmonds Station,
Phone 1038 :
Edmonds, B. C.
I have the exclusive sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to staticu.   $1,000 each; on good terms.    Sec me about them.
61',  acres in Edmonds district, near Power House and facing on Vancouver
Koad.    All  cleared.     Price  $16,000.00.   $5,000.00   cash;   balance   6,   12,   18,   and   24
PHONE 1024
Acre Blocks in NORTH BURNABY
Just the Place to Build Your Home
���Had a longing feer freedom?
���Wished you had room to turn round?
���Wanted a  playground���at  home���for  the kiddies?
You probably pass fine hollies daily, with large attractive grounds,
and envy the owners' "ge>, ,d fortune."
Yet what was their "gemd fortune?" They did what you sheiuld
now do.
They Looked Ahead
Saw  how  land  values  would  rise,  and  that  buildings  would   soon
surround them,
I have a few blocks in North llurnaby (each block thc size of
8 City lots), with sidewalks, water, electric light, telephone and a
good street. There will be a carline on both sides of this property
in thc near future, so prices will never be lower.
At present, one of these blocks will cost you what you would
have to pay for an ordinary 33ft. lot on the outskirts of the City.
'Phone, write, or call and make arrangements to let me show you
this property.
537 Pender St. W., Vancouver        Phone : Sey. 6315
The Settlers' Association of B. C.
Phone : 664
Applications invited for Homesites, Investments, Loans, Mortgages
Auction Sales Conducted
Property  for sale  on  easy terms
Hall, fully equipped, to rent for Concerts, Dances, Meetings
Box 556, New Westminster
goNNie Banks ���*> Qrabs
Church Ready fer Opening
The Hoard e.f Management of Cor-
ieleeii Presbyterian Church met in the
church een Thursday night laii i" complete the arrangement! for the tak-
t ing over of the bulfding and arrange
��� leer iln- opening lervicei. The weirk
has been pushed ahead latelv anil ii
is expected thai the first lervice "ill
be held in it mi Sunday next. The
congregation is rejoicing in the expectation eef moving into their new
home at the opening nf the New
War. 'I'lie official opening will he
helel mi January 1��, when special services will be held, Rev. J. S. Hen.
derion, pastor of St. Andrew s Church.
New Westminster, and moderator eif
the Church Session, will deliver the
dedicatory address. The other speakers have imt as yet been decided Upon,
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New Candidates Appear
The feature of the past week in
.Municipal politics is the announcement of Mr. Harold Disney as candidate fur Councillor for Ward II, and
Mr. Geo. Leaf for thc same office in
Ward   111.
Neither nf these gentlemen require
any introduction tee the ratepayers nf
these wards. Mr. Disney is the senior
member nf the firm of Disney &
Tucker, lie has been living in Edmonds for the past twee years, and
previous to that lived iu New Westminster fur twenty-four years Already strong committees are at weirk
with a determination tn elect him.
Mr. Leaf is an old-timer, having
lived in Burnaby for the past twenty
All the' various schools held closing concerts, which were very much
enj iyed by both pupils ami parents.
w the cli se nf the exercises bags of
oranges, candy anil nuts were distributee! among the' pupils.
St.     Mban's   Sunday   Sill,><>1    held
their annual entertainment on Friday
nighl     last.     This.   I    was   a   very
successful affair anil demonstrated
hnw well children can be trained in
music, singing and acting.
Genial old  St.   Nicholas again luaele
his     appearance   here   and   showered
his good things em ihe g I boys ami
girls. The last e.f the Christmas festivities was that  nf the Baptist  Sunday
i School at Edmonds, This was held in
tlu   eluir.li   em   New   Year's   Kvc,  and
: despite the terrific wind was well
attended and  very much enjoyed.
Entertained at  Christmas Dinner
< In Christmas Day a large company
! nf friends partook of the hospitality
of Mr. and Mrs. R. Lang (of Lang &
j Fiddes), 4407 Main St., when they
sat down tn a hearty Christmas dinner. The table was tastefully decorated with palms etc., while the rooms
were lavishly decorated with bunting
and seasonable greens. Afler an enjoyable dinner a most pleasant evening was spent in music and games.
The' company included Mr. and Mrs.
A. McKay, Mr. Tonner, Mr. W.
Chandler, Mr. W. Baird, Mr. W.
Fiddes, Mr. II. Fiddes, Miss M. McKay. Master N. McKay, and Miss M.
Tenor soloist with the Washington University  Glee   Club, at the  Imperial
Theatre, January 6.
North Burnaby  Acres
"liny acreage near a growing City," was James J.
Hill's advice when asked what he considered the best
and safest form of investment.
North llurnaby acreage is undoubtedly the best investment close to the growing City of Vancouver.
We own sonic of the very choicest Acreage in
North Burnaby, and will sell same in blocks of from
five-sixths of an acre to one and a half acre.
It is impossible to enumerate here the many reasons
why this property is a gilt-edge investment. We may
say, however, that our prices are not a dollar higher
than you would have to pay per acre for 40-acre
blocks, and we give you 3 years in which to pay.
Call on us for further information.
Latimer, Ney & McTavish
419 Pender Street W.
Vancouver, B. C.
Highland   Park   Acreage
We have a number of SMALL ACREAGE PARCELS on and
near the new cut-off line of the B. C. Electric Railway.
1 acre, just off Railway, $2100; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 19
1-5-4 acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and IB
E.  W.  MacLEAN   LTD.
Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
Coldicutt  Block,  4th Ave.  and  6th   St.
If it is in East Burnaby.   we can sell it for you
Telephone  719 East   Burnaby,   B.  C.
Heaters for the Winter
The cool long nights are nearly here.    Wc have a complete line
of heaters.
The shooting season is on.   You don't need to go to the City to buy
your ammunition.   See us.
CD       CCADMCV     Formerly Manitoba
���    Da     rCHnllC.! Hardware Co.
or Edmonds, B. C.
One acre close to Cut Off, $2000.    Easy terms
Opposite Power House : Lots 50x120. % cash; 6, 12, 18, 24 mths. $525
Another $450.   $100 cash; $10 per month
years, in fact before it was Hurnaby.
He early realized the fact that Hurnaby would some day be an influential
centre, and about eight years ago
built the first store at cast Burnaby,
then a wilderness. The people then
began building around the store and
each succeeding year has seen more
rapid development'in this section,
with Mr. Leaf's store as the nucleus,
For several years Mr. Leaf's friends
have endeavored to persuade him to
be a candidate, but he has persistently declined the honor, claiming that
he did not have the time tee attend
tee ihe duties of Councillor; nut this
year the requests have been almost
demands, with the result that he has
thrown his hat into the ring and is
i'tit chasing the wily vote. This will
make- a three-cornered fight in Ward
III. the nther candidates being Coun-
clltor Madill and ex^Councillor Coldicutt.
Councillor Fau Val ha. definitely decided tee again offer his Bervlces tee the
electors of Ward IV. While several
other names have Invn mentioned no-
body as yet has definitely announced
their ambition tp lill Mr- h'au Val's
chair ai tin- Council chamber.
It is expected that Councillor Mc.
Donald is not going lo have it all Ilis
own way in Ward V. Mr. Graybel,
eef the Enterprise Saw Mill, is seriously
considering the persistent appeals nf
his many friends tee become a candidate.      Sllenlld    lie    decide    tei   ell.   See   it
will mean that every Ward will he
strongly   contested.
Holiday Entertainments
Numerous Yuletide entertainments,
especially for the yeiung, were hold
in various parts eif thc Municipality.
At Edmonds the Presbyterian Sunday
School had a very pleasant entertainment and Christmas tree in Morton
Hall. Rev. D. Pringle was present,
and teild many stories of his life in
the North land. The children sang
several sweet Christmas carols, and
in turn were delighted when the
Christmas tree was unloaded and each
had a remembrance of the event.
At Alta Vista the Baptist Sunday
School held an entertainment on
Thursday night that was greatly enjoyed by both young and old. After
the programme bags of candy were
distributed among the children, much
to their delight. One of thc features
eif the evening was a presentation to
their pastor, Rev. Reid McCullough,
as a mark of their esteem. Mr. Mc-
Cullotigh has been untiring in his
work since the organization of the
mission last summer.
The Agricultural Hall, Hurquitlani,
was the scene of the annual entertainment of the Blue Mountain Sun
day School. Two Beautifully decorated trees were loaded with holiday
remembrances for young and old. An
excellent programme of choruses,
songs, musical "selections, dialogues
and drills was ably handled by the
chairman, Mr. Geo. McKce, after
which Santa Claus, in the person of
Mr. P. Baker, entered the hall, and
to the delight of the children, began
distributing his favors off the tree to
the assembly.
Creosoted Wood  Block
Wood Block Pavements always attract traffic wherever they are in use.
The reduction in the noise accomplished by the use of Dominion Wood
Blocks greatly improves the value of
stores and offices, facilitates the transaction of business, frequently brings
about higher renting values and higher assessment values. It attracts pedestrian traffic as well as making the
streets a more important thoroughfare for vehicles.
Wood Block Pavement has the extreme advantage of noiselessness and
great durability under heavy traffic.
Competitive tests have repeatedly
shown it to be superior in durability
to granite block, which formerly was
the most durable pavement known. On
streets like Broadway, New York;
Dearborn Street, Chicago; Tremont
Street, Boston, and Market Street,
Philadelphia, it is now demonstrating
the superiority of its resilient resistance to the hammering of heavy
Dominion Wood Blocks are Manufactured
in South Vancouver
by the
Dominion  Creosoting   Company,   Limited SIX
We have about fifty doors
in stock sizes that we want
to sell. We have too many
on hand, and have decided to
sell just fifty of them.
We Guarantee
every one of them. They will
not last long at the price
Call or Phone, Fair. 1659
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McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone :  Fair. 1659
Hilton & Webster's
Headquarters    for    the    South    Hill
Football  Club.
An ideal place to spend a social hour.
[''raser Street, between 46th and 47th.
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 404
Order    Office :    3418    Commercial
Street, Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining   car   terminus)
Terms Cash
Phone : Fraier 34 - 46th Ave. and Fra>er
Phone :  Sey.  340. Day or  Night
Melrose Nursing Home
Special attention  given  to  Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
825 25th Ave.  East���Phone : Fair. 987
Public Notices
NOTICE IS HEREUY GIVEN that an application will be made to the Legislative Assembly ot the Province of British Columbia
at its next session lor an Act authorising the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council, by letters
patent under the public seal, to extend the
limits of the City of Vancouver by including
therein and land within the boundaries of the
Municipality of the District of South Vancouver, without requiring observance _ of the
provisions ol Section II of the Municipal Incorporation Act relating to the consent of the
owners of more than one-half of the land to
be included within the boundaries of the proposed extension, and for providing that, in
lieu thereof, the Lieutenant-Governor in
Council may extend the limits as aforesaid
upon such extension by a majority of three-
fifths of the votes cast by those persons entitled to vote on money by-laws, and on the
other provisions of the Municipal Incorporation Act being complied with.
Dated this 18th day of November, 1912.
Solicitor for the Applicant, the Municipality
of the District ot South Vancouver.
=my l aine
The Government Auditing Commissioner ol
the above-named Municipality will have his
office open from 10 to 11  in the forenoon of
tach day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for the purpose of
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner may be present and may make any
objectior to such accounts as are before the
C. M. C
Wood water-tanks, wire wound_ wood pipe
ance continuous stave pipe made in alt sizes.
Municipal Construction Co. Ltd., 319 Pender
Street, Vancouver, B. C
The crucible of worldly experience'
hud not. ground out of Bteele Wilmol
ids  Inherent good principles, and at
twenty-eight he was orthodox and old-
fashioned enough in believe that when
a man adored a woman Im tihould
marry her, circumstances favoring,
Therefore, becoming fascinated with
Qllberte Lolsel, a young woman who
had halt' of Paris at her feet, lm
promptly made her his wife.
It was a real love-match, for she
was Quite as fond of him as he was of
her, and society, which always concerns itself wilh a wedding, was for
once satisfied that an actual union of
souls had been consummated.
Alas! Appearances deceive. Why
will women persist in having a past?
Two, months after the marriage
Wilmol learned that .Mile. Dnisel had
not gone to the altar as perfect as he
bad believed her, and, being a man of
the highest standard of nonor, he
straightway renounced her.
How Paris talked!
The shock of the separation well-
nigh prostrated both husband and wire.
Aloat of their mutual friends who
knew the circumstances were inclined to sympathize wltn Mme. Wii-
mot. and to regard Monsieur's action
as harsh and nasty. This made his
burden all the harder to bear, and lie
packked his traps and hurried away
from Paris, vowing never to return.
.Not, however, before he had secured
a divorce.
Voting, spirited, beautiful, Gilberts
Wilmot was not one to seek a nunnery or remain long in supine griet.
lather, she could be counted on to do
something startling and desperate.
There is aiways a male friend to
advise and comfort a young wife iu
trouble with her husband, and in this
instance the individual lo show the
most particular solicitude was M,
Sauvage, a wealthy and brilliant operator on the Bourse. Oh, how sorry
was M. Sauvage that It all had happened, and how anxious he was to he
of service!
Well, she would go on the stage;
that was her decision. She was experienced in amateur theatricals, and
men with whom she had coquetted
hail told her with rare sincerity that
she was a magnificent actress. Besides, she was ambitious, and so restless that she must have something to
occupy her mind. If she could not be
worshipped in private by the one man
she desired, she would be admired
across the footlights-by all men, she
told herself.
It was at this point of affairs that
M. Sauvage asserted himself. Stroking his pointed beard, and planting
himself oratorically before her, he
said, with an air of vast unction:
"1 congratulate .Madame on her decision. She will adorn the stage as
does none other. Paris will ring with
her name, and the journalists will
rave about her beauty. If Madame
will permit "
Here he paused and gave her a discreet and insinuating glance of in-
iiniry.   Reassured, he proceeded:
"K Madame will permit', 1 shall be
happy to���to marry her and���and pay
all her bills. You see, 1 am outspoken. 1 know that Madame is not
���rich. A grand debut is expensive.
I love hei���and I shall be happy���
very happy���to be of service," and he
bowed impressively.
Gilberte arose from her chair.
"Good-day, Monsieur," she said,
coldly. "1 am sorry that you must
hurry away."
M. Sauvage looked very much disconcerted for a moment, and then
without another word, look his departure.
Hut he came again the following
day, for M. Sauvage was really very
solicitous about Madaine's welfare, and
again the day after that, and each
lime he reiterated his offer, although
by ihe merest reference.
lie was very shrewd as well as persistent, was M. Sauvage. and lie had
his doubts about the sincerity of a
woman's "no."
He told her finally that he had secured her a manager who was ready
to devote himself to her interests and
to provide every fuclllty lor her successful debut.
"And In return for this, and for all
lhe kindness you propose, 1 can promise���nothing,"   said   Qllberte.     "At
least, you will have' lo wait."
M. Sauvage was so delighted at this
concession that he made a more impressive bow than he had ever made
before���and this is saying a great
"I will be patient, Madame," he replied.
Mme. Wilmot���or .Mile. Lepage, as
she now chose to be known professionally, although the pseudonym deceived nobody as to her identity���now
set eagerly about her studies, while
the papers began to gossip to the extent of whole columns about her
beauty and her ability. M. Sauvage,
you see, had great influence with the
editors, and knew to an exact franc
how much a eulogistic opinion was
Rut when the novelty of her undertaking wore off, Mile. Lepage was
again very Unhappy. There were
times when her grief returned to her
with overwhelming force, and she
would break down and sob heart-
brokenly. Ah, if she but had her husband back, how quickly and gladly
would she resign all thought of a
public appearance!
She hated herself for having accepted the favors of M. Sauvage. She
was under obligations to him now,
and felt in duty bound to marry him
as tacitly agreed. His patience would
be exhausted presently, and then-
well, she would put him off to the last
moment possible.
There is no denying that Mme. Wilmot was as true to her husband at
bear! as a wife could he; she still had
hopes of reclaiming him before taking
the step that would make It forever
out of the question.
After her "blue devils," as she
called her morose moods, she studied
and worked harder than ever in order
to distract her mind.   Thus she made
greai progress, and her enthusiastic
���nanager declared thai she would enjoy a magnificent triumph.
So several months passed. Ke-
bearsals were In begin. The date of
the new star's debut was announced,
and Paris was on the qui vive.
Meantime, how patient, had been M.
Sauvage, and how liberal' Ile de-
served bis reward, surely, but	
Madame bated him as well as her-
Belf now. The more he did in her behalf ihe more she felt like repulsing
him. All hough in her innocence she
had erred once, it, was a different
thing now when ber whole woman's
nature cried out to her to be faithful
tei ihe one she lawfully loved. It was
a terrible thing for her to cross that
ruhicon beyond which there was no
possibility of pardon. And yet, was
she not bound in honor to repay M.
Sauvage as she had virtuallj promised?
Often he had looked at her longingly, and once he bu.'st out with:
"Ah, Madame is cruel���cruel!"
"Have- patience hut a little longer,"
she replied, nervously. "I beg of j'OiU
to wait, M. Sauvage.''
The rehearsals progressed. Despite
the excitement occasioned by her approaching premiere Madame became
more and more moody. Instead of
outliving her love for Wilmot, that
love seemed to increase with every
hour. He was far more to her than
all the glittering allurements of fame.
Poor, unhappy Mile. Lepage!
M. Sauvage quite lost, his patience.
Iii1 began to expostulate and argue.
Ile loved her beyond reason, he declared. He fell on his knees beside
her, and kissed her hands, and begged
to be allowed to throw his arms
around her���to marry hei-at once.
"Wait, M. Sauvage!" said the woman, desperately. "He considerate, I
Implore of you! Can you not understand that I am already taxed almost
beyond ,ny strength with the work and
responsibility of making a successful
fli'3t appearance? Remember, one
week from tonight will witness my
triumph or my defeat!"
"And then?" demanded M. Sauvage.
Madame Wilmot sank back In her
chair and covered her face with her
"Have your carriage at the stage
door afler the performance," she said,
after a moment, breathing with difficulty.
He sprang to his feet, and raised
his arms tragically.
"Vou will not fail me?" he exclaimed.
Poor .Mile. Lepage! How she wished that she were Gilberte I^oisel once
again! Above all, how Bhe wished
she were Mme. Wilmot in more than
Oi the  Lawrence  Slock  Company  at   thc
Avenue Theatre
name! It seemed to her that she was
the most miserable woman in the
Hut she had gone too far; it was
now too late to retreat. Truly the
night of her premiere would be an
eventful one to her. Then her faithful wifehood would be put behind her,
and her new life as a goddess of the
footlights would begin.
She rallied from her state of mental
anguish during the last rehearsals,
and enacted her part wilh such fire
and genius that her manager and the
company were amazed. If there had
been any doubt of her success before,
there could be none now, after witnessing her finished performance.
Surely a new star of the very first
magnitude had arisen in the dramatic
And Steele Wilmot;   whal of him?
Every word that had appeared m
the Parisian journals concerning his
wife he had read with eagerness.
Every line in her praise had added
fuel to the undiminished flame of his
love for hcr.
He was not surprised at her course,
for none was more conscious of her
strong spirit and ability than he. But
he began to regret that he had not
been more lenient in his judgment of
her, and shielded her beauty from the
insolent stare of the world. This open
and indiscriminate admiration aroused
his jealousy.
"She is my wife," he said at last, his
eye burning with a new resolve, "i
will return to her. What Is a divorce?
It is nothing!"
On the very day preceding the night
of Mile. I>epage's debut he arrived In
Paris. Then an unfortunate circumstance upset his plans and altered his
disposition to seek his wife at once.
An officious friend, whom he chanced
to meet at breakfast, informed  him
that it was current gossip at the clubs
thai Mine. Wilmot had accepted the
prelection of  M. Sauvage-.
The information came like a dagger's thrust    The possibility Of such
a tiling so soon after their separation
had  not  occurred to Wiliueet.
"I will not see- ber toelay," he concluded, afier pondering 'tu' matter in
the privacy of bis apartment at the
hotel.   "I will never im her.   Tonight
I  will  witness her debut, and then     I
shall leave Prance forever."
Hi- made further inquiries concerning his wife, and learned that M.
Sauvage had boasted of his COOqUeSt
He was angry beyond expression,
but calm. In an hour all his love
changed lo the bitterest hatred.
in tin' afternoon he drove past her
house, and  beheld  M. Sauvage. entet
Ing the door.   This was to him, lu his
state of mind, Indisputable evidence.
Mme. Wilmot was listless and pale
when she came down to her visitor.
"You must go," she said. "1 must
rest and reserve all my strength for
tonight, Monsieur."
"Tonight!" M. Sauvage repeated.
"Ah, your triumph Is already assured!
I have sent a cheque to every critic iu
"He sood enough to leave me," she
"And after���after ti is all over," he
pursued, "I have arranged with a justice, and have sent my order to the
Maison d'Or."
"Enough," she returned, wearily.
"As I live, I will keep my promise,"
and she shuddered.
He kissed her hands, and hurried
.Night fell.
The very aisles of the Theatre
Prancals were crowded to witness the
first appearance of the most sensational beauty of Paris. The play was
"Adrienne Lecouvreur." No performance in years had excited so much
public interest. Mile. Lepage was
that night the center and the circumference of the Parisian dramatic
A storm of applause greeted her appearance. How beautiful she was!
What admirable stage presence she
possessed! How subtle was her art,
how wonderful her genius!
She was a success; that fact would
have been obvious to the blind. She
had never, in any of her passionate
longing for fame, anticipated such enthusiastic approval on the part of her
After a time she saw Wilmot sitting
in a box, surveying her attentively but
coldly. The sight almost unnerved
In her dressing-room stood Sauvage
as she entered, waiting to congratulate her and remind her of her promise.
"Leave me!" Bhe cried, almost hysterically.    "Leave me!     I hate you!
"Madame Is excited," said the financier, complacently. "1 will return
after the last curtain."
She seated herself at a table and
began writing, ignoring the pleadings
of her maid that there was no time to
lose from her dressing.
What Bhe wrote she herself could
not have told a moment after the note
was sealed. All she knew was that
it was a wild, piteous appeal to the
man she loved to come to her and save
her ere it was too late.
Having dispatched the note to Wilmot, she consented to the attentions
of the maid. What did it matter to
her if the audience were kept waiting
when her happiness���her lite���was at
It was during the next act that she
received over the footlights a small,
oblong box of rosewood, buried in
white roses.
She did not acknowledge the thunderous applause of the house after her
exit, and none, save those behind the
scenes, knew that she had fallen in a
faint in her dressing-room while examining the rosewood hox. It was a
miniature coflln, containing an art.ic-
ficial skeleton, and her note to Wilmot, unopened!
You will remember that the last
act of "Adrienne Lecouvreur" is the
strongest of the play. You will also
remember the fatal action of Adrienne,
when the last hope of winning her
lover has perished.
.Mile. l,epage appeared to have held
herself In reserve for the last act.
She rose to a height in her art that
annihilated the line between art and
reality. She held her audience breathless. Paris had rarely witnessed such
an exhibition of dramatic power.
The silence was almost suffocating
as Adrienne held the poison to her
lips. As she fell forward, there was
a mad outburst of applause that must
have been heard beyond the Palais
With the dropping of the curtain
there were repeated calls for the beautiful tragedienne, but she did not appear. At last the crowd filed out of
the theatre, and the critics hurried to
their offices to inform the world of a
new star's glory.
Leaving his carriage at the stage
door, M. Sauvage hastened through
the wings to greet the heroine who
from this hour forth was to be his.
She had not arisen from where, as
Adrienne, she had fallen after administering the fatal poison.
Her death was not simulated. She
had drunk poison.
"Good morning, Mrs. McCarty!" said
Mrs. Ryan, as the friends met at the
market. "How's all the folks getting
"They be all doin' well," replied Mrs.
McCarty, "except my old man. He's
been enjoyin' poor health for some
toime, but this mornin' he complained
of feelin' better."
"If the high cost of living keeps on
the rich themselves will feel the pinch
of it."
The speaker was Brand Whitlock.
Mayor of Toledo.   He continued:
I know a Toledo banker who has
already begun to retrench. His
daughter said to him the other day:
" 'Father, dear, I need a new fall
riding habit.'
" 'Can't afford it,' the banker growled.
" 'But, father, what am I to do without a riding habit?'
" 'Get the walking habit.' "
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ANOTHER milestone has been retched, and South
Vancouver' commence! the journey that well may
mean much feer it in the next twelve months, or
may mean little. It all depends on the means that are
adopted towards an end. The past year has heen full ot
surprises, replete with opportunities that have for the most
part heen availed of. Of course there are instances when
the policy pursued by the residents and their representatives in the municipal council was not all that might have
been desired. It is only natural to expect as much. At
the same time this is not a period for recrimination.
Rather Is it one when the glad hand should be extended to
everyone, when encouragement should be given to those
who have been placed In power hy the votes of their fellow
The policy followed in the year that has gone may
not have been one that has commended itself to everyone.
But where there is a populous district there are bound to
be persons with a grievance, and South Vancouver Is included in that category. No puhlic body can run a municipality such as this is without incurring the displeasure
of senile one by thought, word or deed. That rule has heen
in force here, but not to the same extent as has been
ihown in some of the adjoining localities.
There have b��en schisms in the council chamber;
ihere have heen differences of opinion in the school board
meetings, and in practically every board that controls the
destinies of the district in which we live. Hut this is all
in the natural order of things. A body of men with hut
one single belief would be poor representatives of the ratepayers. Many minds make for the welfare and good of
the community, and so it is with South Vancouver.
Has the district progressed in the period under review.'
Taken all round there can be only one answer to that
question, and that is in the affirmative. In common with
the city, Point Grey and other places that go to make up a
Greater Vancouver, South Vancouver has gone ahead. Not
perhaps so fast as many would have wished to see, but it
has made rapid strides notwithstanding.
One feature that cannot but be of the most material
benefit to the place Is the substantial increase in the population. Of all the localities surrounding the city there '.s
not, beyond question, one that offers such facilities and
such opportunities as this one. That is admitted even by
those districts that stand to lose what South Vancouver
gains. Under those circumstances It is natural to suppose
and to presume that in the future there will be a corresponding increase; in fact, as the district becomes more
and more known to the outside world, and as the inducements to settlers to reside here receive more publicity,.
there can be no question that within the next ten years
South Vancouver will be able to boast of a population that
���will entitle it to rank as one of the foremost towns on the
Pacific Coast. i
On this matter of annexation much might be said and
rrltten in addition to what has already been proclaimed
Irom the house tops and what has appeared in the public
press. Annexation is not a subject that can be lightly
taken up. It is one on which there must be the most careful study and concentration of mind; one to which the
wisest heads have yet been unable to furnish an answer.
To the man in the street it presents no features that
arc not capable of being solved, no obstacles that cannot be
surmounted. But when one gets down to real facts, and
comes to apply his or her mind to it, and diagnoses it in
all its bearings, there are points that cannot fail to give
trouble even to the most experienced municipal administrator.
Bul whether there is to hc annexation or not, South
Vancouver will go ahead. Whether it is to be a separate
entity, or whether it is to be absorbed by the city and
- become part of it, as many prefer, the district is one that
must go ahead, that must make a name for Itself, and
that in the years that are to come will show the faith that
Is In It.
The year 1913 is open before it with all Its chances,
with all its possibilities, and with everything In favor of a
forward Instead of a retrograde movement. Will the
citizens of this part of Greater Vancouver take advantage
of those chances?    We believe they will.    They cannot
business of the country, and the more successful such
concerns are the more prosperous will the city be wherein
they are established.
The prosperity of one factory adds to the prosperity
of the others, and the city as a whole feels the benefit.
But in a great measure the prosperity of a community
depends on the individual efforts of the citizens themselves.
Good city government, a clean, healthy city, orderly
and law abiding, and with pleasant surroundings and facilities for education and amusement, help to build up a community.
Individual loyalty to one's own city also counts for
The man who talks up his own city or municipality
advertises its good points, and helps in its government, is
a good citizen.
So Ib thc man who supports the industries of his own
town, and who deals with the local merchants.
The manufacturer and the merchant help to make the
city what it is.
They are large employers of labor and lsrge taxpayers,
and they have a right to expect, all else being equal, the
support of their fellow citizens.
Classes Who Can  Prevent War.
(Toronto Globe.)
There are so many potent influences
steadily at work to promote war that
he friends of peace might well feel
discouraged were it not that there are
also many potent influences at work to
prevent it. The outlook for general
and permanent peace among the nations rests very largely on the issue
of the conflict between these two sets
of Influences. On the one side are
racial, national, and dynastic am-
liitlonB, and the self-interest of capitalists who drive a profitable trade in
the manufacture of arms and the construction of war vessels. On the
other side are the working classes, on
whom the burdens and bereavements
of war mostly fall; the Socialists,
whose ideals are humanitarian whether their methods are practical or
not; and the financiers, who have
supplied the money by means of which
war has been carried on for centuries
past and must be carried on for cen-
turis to come.
The Socialists, the worklngmen, and
the financiers have it in their power
to put an almost complete stop to international warfare if they care to
combine for that purpose, and there
are no serious obstacles to their co
customary for business men to have telephones installed
unless they are riding in an active business world; neither
does the householder incur the expenses of a telephone
unless business convenience with general prosperous conditions justify the outlay.
An interesting statement has been issued by the
British Columbia Telephone Company showing the expansion of their system during the past three years.
There are now 35,324 company telephones in use in
British Columbia today, an increase of 80 per cent, over
the number in 1910. In New Westminster today there are
7,342 telephones as against 1,064 ami 1,386 In 1910 and
1911, respectively, an increase of 53.5 per cent. Vancouver shows an increase of 96.4 per C3nt.; Victoria, of 88.9
per cent.; North Vancouver, of 126.4 per cent.; Nanaimo
of 48.0 per cent., and Kamloops 76.6 per cent.
The gain In the number of users of the telephone in
South Vancouver is just as remarkable as the figures above
given. Commercially, South Vancouver's growth is a
matter which claims attention, and in the use of this public
utility its record is as outstanding as the record of any of
the cities above mentioned.
LOSSES annually caused by fire which could lie prevented with greater care are ever the Subject e,f
discussion. In Canada the teipic is one of lively
States are senselessly, if not criminally, wasteful In the
interest owing to the fact that this country and the United
matter of fire prevention and fire extinction when compared with the people of Britain, Germany or Fiance.
Recently, Mr. Franklin Wentworth, eef Boston, addressed a meeting held under the auspices of the Canadian
Manufacturers Association in Toronto on fire prevention,
explaining how they started to improve existing factories
by dividing them into compartments, both horizontally and
perpendicularly; and how sprinkling pipes controlled by
firemen outside were superseded by automatic sprinklers
operated by the progress of a Are within. He dwelt on the
necessity for the education not merely of the intelligent
few but of the heedless many in the community, and the
awful results of carelessness in producing conflagrations,
illustrating his remarks by many instructive incidents
drawn from his own experience or observation.
Two practical suggestions quite within the capacity of
any urban centre to carry out are peculiarly worthy of
consideration. One is the limitation of the height of buildings; the other is the conversion of the individual firemen
into fire inspectors of neighboring buildings when they
have time to spare for what has been found elsewhere a
pleasant and recreative task. In Boston the height of the
highest building is only a hundred and twenty feet, and in
Montreal It is very little more. According to Mr Wentworth, the means of extinguishing Are in many of the high
buildings in New York is practically non-existent, in spite
of the great expenditure on the service. New York spends
annually twelve thousand dollars on fire prevention and
eight million dollars to repair waste by fire.
 ���   .ss*   m    ������
MOST cities of any pretensions now have - lhlicity departments, the duty of which is to Spread broadcast
a knowledge of the advantages possessed by them
to those locating there, and to draw manufacturing and
other business concerns to them.
It is one city against another, and when a factory or
other institution is attracted to one ot them much jubilation follows.
In the same way these business concerns compete
with one another and with those of other cities for the
DISPATCHES from the South indicate that the Cocos
Island and its hidden treasure are still subjects for
butterfly     expeditions. Mention   of   this   will   probably
recall painful experiences to many in Vancouver and
vicinity who "fell" for the glittering stories of sudden
wealth which was to follow the expedition to be headed
from Burrard Inlet.
The possibilities of sudden wealth usually find the
weak spot In an otherwise substantial armor. Millions
were said to be located In Cocos Island, which, under an
up-to-date hydraulic system, would soon be reclaimed by
the faithful who undertook the money. The mere location
of It was but a secondary consideration. There were many
fanciful sides to the expedition, and those behind It even
went so far as to charter a ship and hold it In readiness
in North Vancouver to make Its departure. The boat has
not gone, and If the Cocos Island treasure hunt Is still
among the possibilities from the Port of Vancouver, its
most recent preparations have been shrouded in deep
It will be Interesting to watch the turn of affairs in
the expeditions which are planned from the South. No
doubt the same fairy-like possibilities are being held out
to southern "investors" to reclaim the millions which were
hidden in the escape of the treasure plunderers. The
Cocos Island Treasure tale is a tale which will probably
stand re-telling with effect, once in each generation.
 1    SS\S    I	
Till. GREAT CITIES of the old world, such as London, Glasgow  and  Liverpool,  are  gradually  getting
rid eef their slums.
Congested neighborhoods are being remodelled, rook-
erics swept away, streets widened, new streets cut through
���all at vast expense.
Of course, it would have been far better if the slums
had never been allowed to develop.
The present generation is paying thc penalty of the
ignorance or carelessness of bygone ages.
In a new country like Canada, there is a chance tee head
off the slum evil by never permitting it to arise.
We have the experience of the older lands befeere us;
we have modern sanitary science; we know that prevention is belter than cure.
Vet there are slums in Montreal ami Toronto.
There is an agitation in Teenentei in this regard.
In Montreal conditions appear to be much worse, and
to have received less attention.
A correspondent of the Montreal Gazette writes;���
"1 have seen poverty in all its stages, but I tell yem that
peeeer. degraded, eh ewu-ti'e eilileii, misrepresent eel Ireland, ill
ill her so-called filthiness, would blush were her people
to live under such housing conditions as I have witnessed
in this city, I unhesitatingly say that the mode eif housing of the majority of the poor, defenceless laboring classes
is disgraceful Here we find human beings huddled together, irrespective e.f sex, in pigsties situated in lanes,
where not even sunlight can penetrate. Is it any wonder
that immorality in every form is on thc increase, and that
71) per cent, of the children born in these slums died every
Even in thc smaller cities of Canada, the plague is one
to be watched and warded off with the utmost vigilance.
Where population overtaxes existing accommodation,
and where hosts of laboring people, largely from the purlieus of southern Europe, find themselves unable to secure
decent conditions of living without inordinate trouble and
expense, there will be overcrowding in tenements or
shacks in a manner inimical to health and morals.
There is a great need of care on the part of civic
authorities, by suitable regulations, to ensure to every
human  inhabitant  adequate air, light  and outdoor space
THE remarkable expansion of the Telephone Company
is worthy of more than mere passing notice in that
it is a pretty certain barometer of lhe growth and
development of a community.   The increase in the service
can readily he interpreted as accurate evidence of a city's] .. , ��� ��� .   . _     .
business expansion and its growth in general.   It Is not | ��^-   A  great ,���Refined
scoundrel," and while the epigram
may be too sweeping, it is certain that
more harm has been done in the name
of "patriotism" than in any other
name except that of "religion." The
peculiar strength of the classes specified lies in the fact that they tend to
become international rather than
national, cosmopolitan rather than
patriotic. The Socialists of Germany
and France have been closely related
ever since the foundation of their
movement was laid in both countries
by Marx and Lassalle, and it is impossible to foretell torday to what
extent their armies would be paralyzed in their military functions were
war to break out between them. Much
water has flowed under the bridge
since the war of 1870, which took
place three years after the publication
of Marx's great work and six after the
death of Lassalle. Forty years of
assiduous and widely pervading propa-
gandism In the local military establishments of conscript armies may be
found to have honeycombed the organizations to an extent far greater
than even the propagandists themselves know. The Socialist movement
has never flourished to so great an
extent in Great Britain as in Germany and France, though Marx began
in 1864 the work of organization In
London, where he spent the remainder
of his life after he had been expelled
from both Germ'tny and France in the
Storm-and-Pressure episode of 1849.
There seems to be no reason to
doubt that whether war was intended
or not between Germany and France
over the Morocco affair a few months
ago, it was made impracticable by the
veto of European financiers. The German bankers ,lt was then asserted and
was never denied, warned the German
Government that Germany was in no
position to make war on France, because the latter was better equipped
financially and Industrially to stand
the inevitable strain. The Premier of
France was able a few weekB ago to
make perfectly clear to the Bulgarian
Government that no more money could
be obtained by loans, a fact that may
have had to do with making the Bulgarians reckless as to loss of life and
with forcing them to incline to peace
with their self-imposed task uncompleted. Financiers may not always be
able to prevent the outbreak of a war,
but they are generally able to bring It
to a close when their own Interests
would be Imperilled by Its continuance. It is well tn a time of general
pessimism regarding the outlook for
peace to take account of phenomena
that are apt to escape observation because they take place under the surface.
ONE of the chief sources from which Canada may expect to earn interest on the large amount of British
capital invested in the Dominion is metallic mining. A
great deal of capital���both foreign and home���has been
iost in the exploitation of Canadian mines, but it is nevertheless true that when mining capital brings returns at
all they are usually high returns, the Cobalt silver camp
affords the best recent example of this. In less than eight
years it has paid almost forty million dollars in dividends
to the owners of a dozen mines. That is undoubtedly
more than has been invested in all lhe Cobalt companies,
successful and unsuccessful. The Cobalt camp is ur< >. ,<1
feer at least another decade, and thc net return in profits,
above all money put in, will bc not less than fifty millions
eef dollars in addition to the amount alrea-'-- obtained.
We do not hear much abeiut British Columbia mining
just now in the East, but there arc still very considerable
profits derived from thc metallic mines of that Province.
Five companies operating in the Kootenay and Boundary
districts have already paid this year $932.1100 in dividends,
and further material disbursements arc likely jefore the
year ends. There seems no reason to doubt that for many
years to come metallic mining in Canada will be a most
important source of national wealth.���"-oronto Globe."
A Grammatical Suggestion
(Toronto Star Weekly.)
1 beg to move that the adverbial ending "ly" hc abolished. Why should we
say "slowly," when we don't say
Ask the average Canndian whether
a certain thing can he done, and If he
believes it can be done he says "Sure."
As a matter of strict and technical
grammar, this may he Incorrect. But
Instinct here is a better guide than
grammar. "Sure-" is nol only a
shorter but a stronger word than
Sometimes you hear people disputing as to whether a thing smells bad
or smells badly. Here, I believe,
grammar and common sense are on
the same side. Your nose may smell
badly, but the stuff smells bad. So
you say that, a certain thing or a certain action "looks bad." If you want
to convey the meaning that your eyes
are weak, you do not say that you
look badly, hut that your eyesight Is
Again, while we were taught at
school that the adverb modifies the
verb, as the adjective modifies the
noun, we were also taught that the
verb "to be" was an exception to the
rule. If I act badly, I am bad. Why
keep up lhe distinction at all?
Those in favor eif clean and
efficient Municipal Government in
Seeuth Vancouver, vote for Robert
McBride, J.  P., as Councillor.
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, Sosth Vancouver, E.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 p^r cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed
Drafts       Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Eraser Street, close to Forty-ninth Avenue, 33 feet; $2,600 cash.
Cleared Lots, 33 feet, high and dry, $550.   $50 cash, balance easy
One Cleared Lot, close to Fraser, facing south, 33 feet; $850.   $100
cash, balance easy payments.
Page Road, high location,   facing south; $800.    $100 cash, balance
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of our Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while yor are in any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
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.   Phone :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parti of South
Vancouver. p^^H
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
Johnson's Wharf
California  Mission  Roll
Spanish Roll Plain Square
In Colors Red and Green
C. Gardiner - Johnson & Company
Phone : Sey. 9145
Phonei :  Seymour 7056-7818 Office. : 606-607 Bank of Ottawa Bldg
Short Lesson in Household
Are yeiu using carbon lamps feir lighting ?
Pq you kneiw that Tungsten lamps give three times the amount
of light obtained freem the carbon lamp with the same con lump tion
o! current?
Wenilel it nol lie advisable fur you to secure this improved feerm e,f
lighting r
After you have considered the above queries visit our salesrooms
and  ask  tbe  lamp  counter  clerk   tei  demonstrate  the  difference  between the Tungsten lamp and the ordinary carbon lamp.
���'     For convenience of e,ltr customers we carry a full line of Tungsten
lamps, eif an improved type, in stock.
Carrall &
1138 Granville Street
(Near Davie)
The undersigned having severed all connection with the firm of
Simmons & Senecal, at 4140 Main Street, I beg to announce to my
numerous friends and patrons that I have opened Dressmaking
Parlors at Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, where I will be
pleased to welcome old and new customers.
Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, South Vancouver.
South Vancouver
Subdivision of Portion Block 15, D. L. 330 and 331
Fronting on River Road and Sixty-ninth Avenue. Prices
$450 each lot and up. Terms, fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18
River and 1!. C. Electric Railway frontage, 89.57; Victoria
Drive frontage, 187.84. Price $9,000. Terms, $1,000 cash, balance over three and a half years.
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Corner Pender and Seymour Streets
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements  For Sale Purchased
Hodgson Plumbing & Heating Co.
1136 HOMER ST.
A fine lot to choose from���all in
(ine  condition
Keeler's Nurseries
Fifteenth Avenue and Main Street
The Art Florists
Phone Sey.  1892 -:- Vancouver, B. C.
gBhaTte LADY of m HOUSE
Photography as a Woman's Vocation. I eessary to melt the butter. It will (
Stenography, telephone-operatingand become distributed in the beating anil
similar occupations must be drudgery fading. The time for the bread]
to the woman who has artistic ideas 'lough lo rise to double its size will
crying for expression. Why, then, do: depend entirely on the temperature of
so many girls who have creative'he Place it Ib put. It must not be
ability go into these lines ,,,: exposed to draughts or cold air
work when there are so many wider! Bread must be thoroughly baked,
fields of opportunity  for the original! ''ut '���> �� moderate oven.    If the oven |
- I     td       ,... l.I.t I,,,.        ,.".11 ... Ill 1.,:.      I      , ..-111.,
One of the most attractive of these
is the field of photography, in which
women are making wonderful strides.
There are more than 1500 professional
women photographers    on    this    con
is too hot, the crust will brown before
Ihe heat has reached the centre and
prevent further rising. The loaf
should rise in the first fifteen minutes
and brown slightly and continue
browning for the next twenty minutes.
tinent today, and not more than half ��urint? the last mteen minutes it
a dozen of the number Is supplied by ��>><��'>d Anirt baking, when the heat
Canada, and only one by Toronto. may be reduced.    \\ hen done it  will
This Toronto woman started over not cling to the sides of the pan. Dur-!
thirteen years ago to blaze a trail. !lnK tllP baking of b!"ead the, carb��n
but no other woman seems to have 1 dioxide expands, causing the bread to
followed her footsteps here, says a r|se- The yeast plants are killed, and
writer in the Toronto Globe. alcohol is driven off.   It has been cal-
"Don't  vou   think   it  is  a   splendidI ^"latert that 300.000 gallons ot alcohol
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route to the���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE,  Gen. Pass  Agent,  Vancouver.
work  for  women?"  I  asked,  and  the
face  of the  quiet  little  photographer
lady   glowed   as   she   answered   emphatically:
"It is the only work for me."
"What   sort  of   training   does   cne
require?" I asked.
"Well, 1  got my training in a pho-
are lost every yepf in thlB way in the j
ovens of London alone.
Bread when taken from the oven I
should be put on a wire cooler so that j
the air will circulate around it. Put
in a tin bread box, and not in an;
earthenware jar, because the jar is |
porous,  and   bread   will   mould    morei
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. G. Smith, C. P. ft T. A. W. E. Duperow, G. A. P. D
Phone :  Sey. 7100 527 Granville Street
tographers studio," was the reply.    "I I Quickly where there is a slight amount
High Cost of Living
One step in the right direction is to equip
your home with a Pease "Economy" Furnace. The furnace without a rival. If your
heating plant needs overhauling, ring us up
PHONE : SEY. 2412
Flowers for New Year
Jardinieres, Plants in Pots, Bulbs in Bowls
A large assortment to select from
HOLLY���Extra   Well   Berried���75c   per  lb.
MISTLETOE���Finest English���$1.50 per lb.
worked lor some lime at retouching.'
The high school  courses, which include some   knowledge   of   chemistry
and  physics, will  prove useful to the
prospective photographer, and, in the
United   States,   many   technical    colleges  and   schools   of  industrial   art3
are   establishing   courses   in   photography.     These  vary  in  length   from
two months to a year,   and   in   cost
average about twenty dollars.   As far
as I know, we haven't anything eef the
sort in Canada, and our Toronto photographer lady made her way to suc-
i cess  with  no  such   advantages.    But
i she  is  proud   of  what   her  American
sisters have accomplished, and told me
of a Cincinnati woman who has a wonderful "home studio" where would-be
j siiicrs call upon the photographer have
��� afternoon  tea  with  her,  iook  at   her
beautiful things, and enjoy her honv?
atmosphere,  wander about  the  house
and  are  photographed   in  their  most
of moisture.    The  tin  box should  be)
scalded regularly and thoroughly dried
by sunning or otherwise.
There is no necessity for the slight-;
est waste in bread. The ends of loaves j
and the loaf which has become toOj
stale for table use, may be used in the
making of crumbs, which may be
ground and kept on hand In a steril-1
ized jar, the uses for which in thei
kitchen are numerous. The means:
reverted to by some housekeepers for.
Ihe freshening of stale bread is to be
deprecated and is revolting. In every
household there should be at least two
bread boards. From their shape and 1
make it should be obvious what their
use is. They should be kept foi the \
cutting and use of bread only. They
should be made of white wood unstained or unvarnished, scoured regularly with bathbriek or fine sand, and
kept in a spotless condition.
Two most  important  factors  to be
A Happy New Year
CUSTOMERS   :    :   :
Start lhe New Year in proper 5tylc   by coming and investigating
our prices.
We guarantee all goods.
"FIRST  QUALITY���QUICK  SERVICE"  Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Telephone:  Fairmont 979,
natural and interesting attitudes, Md observed in  cookery are temperature
and time.   And we see this very clearly illustrated In the making of bread
in a most home-like environment,
scarcely knowing that they are being
"caught." I'm sure that only a woman could conceive and carry out a
plan like that.
Our own photographer lady carries
out some of the same ideas. I saw a
study of a child, standing in a window,
interestedly playing with an auto-harp,
and asked
If the liquid is too hot, the yeast Is
killed, and if too cool the yeast plant
is slow in growing. If bread is allowed
to stand too long, it will sour; if not
long enough the flavors are not developed, and the whole result is wrong.
Yeast is a plant, and given the right
conditions   for  growing,  and   with   a
1949 ALBERT  ST.
Do'you" make a specialty of ch���. | knowledge of time and temperature on
dren's pictures'" the Part of the bread-maker, there can
"Oh, no,"  she smiled, in reply.    "I | ue n�� uncertainty with regard to the
like photographing children, but then ! result.
I like photographing anyone." I!u,ns- nn^rs, twists, crullers, Che',
Just then a little red cocker spaniel i bl '     '"���
came In, and I soon heard in the next
room the impatient patter of paws, interspersed with soft whistles, exciting
meows and "Teddy. Teddy," said in
wheedling tones. I don't doubt that
Teddy's expression was highly interested.
"Won't  you   come  in   and   let   me
make a sitting of you?" asked the pho-
coffee cake, are also made
from bread dough, using the same
method employed in making bread,
with the addition of more shortening
and sugar lo add richness, and with
more dexterity used than in bread-
If the housekeeper realized the dirty
conditions of many of the bakeries,
the carelessness of the men In hand-
tographer lady, and while she worked illnf the loaves   both  in the bakeries
i and on the cart, and the means re-
! sorted to make a white-looking loaf,
' and on the other hand, understood
more thoroughly the cost, the ease of
1 making, and the food value of homemade bread, she would not spend her
money "for that which is not bread."
she talked to me about her desire to
get the very best out of every sitter.
She took so much time and trouble
over me that I was quite apologetic,
but she assured me that she loved doing it, and I certainly could not doubt
her joy In her work. Her whole manner showed it.
"The men have one advantage over
us," she laughed, smoothing her ruffled hair as she emerged from under
A Jewel Case and Pincushion.
One  of the  most  convenient little
accessories  to  the toilet  for  the  wo-
the square of black velvet. "And no man who travels about a great deal
person need go in for photography If ��� is a small jewel case and pincushion
she   is   proud   of   her   hands."    she; combined.
added, showing me how the chemicals I It is made of a piece of fancy ribbon
stain them. But I felt sure that there! or plain satin twelve inches long and
was ample return even if there were six inches wide. The material is
many inconveniences in a profession sewed together lengthwise, then
which could give so much satisfaction , divided into three parts, four inches
to both artist and sitter. i in each, either by stitching it on Ihe
��    ���    , machine,   or   with   very   close   cross-
stitch or featherstitching.
Do this  stitching four inches  from
one side first, then fill the centre With
wool to form the cushion in which to
the  pins,   then  stitch it across
four inches from Ihe other end.
There you have a solid centre with
hollow end, and these ends are turned
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumbers' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
Bread-making In the Home.
The only work entailed is kneading
and that can be done away with if the
mixer is used; but even kneading Is stit
not the hard work it was understood
to be. It is a simple motion of punching tn air,  which can be done by a
twist of the wrist and the pressure of in to form a hem one inch wide. In
the thumb. If women could only be these a small casing is run, with nar-
taught to stand and hold themselves row ribbon placed through that so as
properly,    much    of    the    household  lo pull It up like a little bag on each
"A South Vancouver Industry"
Campbell Road Station
On the Eburne-Westminster Tram
(Foot of Inverness Street)
Phone Fraser  109 R P.O.  Box   16
Let nie figure your bills.
Open Evenings.
work  which   apparently  is  bard,
which  results  in  tbe  bent  bad
und  end.
This  makes  a   flat   cushion   in   the
bowed shoulders,  would resolve Itself  centre, having baglike ends in  which
into the exercises taught  in the gymnasium by the payment of a high fee.
There is no work in the household
the jewelry is* kept, brooches, bracelets, rings, chains, and the watch,
when  it  is not  In  use.    The cushion
more Interesting than the making of can be decorated with some pretty de-
bread, because we are working with sign done in cross-stitch or an em-
something that lives and grows under broidered initial or a small spray of
our hands. i flowers.
The proportions for a one-pound loaf' Such a case can be made of anv
are as follows: Three cups flour, 1 j material you may choose. Brocaded
cup liquid, 1 teaspoon butter, 1 tea-1 satin is always pretty; plain satin
spoon sugar, three-quarter teaspoon I covered with lace or coarse linen that
salt, one-eighth yeast cake for slow, ] can be laundered will be found a sat-
or five-hour process. Salt may be re- j isfactory substitute for other more ex-
duced or omitted, if Ihe process is to | pensive fabrics.
be a quick one, as salt inhibits the j One side of the cushion may be used
growth of the yeast. Yeast grows best: for jewels and the other for sewing
at 98 degrees P., or blood heat.    It is , materials���cotton,    scissors,    needles.
etc.���or for a sort ball of darning cot
ton. that is always handy to have when
This combination cushion and case
will make a splendid gift for the
young girl who is attending boarding
killed  at  a  higher  temperature,  and
growth is stopped at a lower.
Proceed as follows:
1. Heat liquid to 98 degrees F.
2. Add sugar and butter to warm
Ii. Break up  yeast  cake  in a small  school or for one away from home
quantity of the liquid;  add to whole.
4. Add enough flour to make a thick
batter and stir vigorously, then enough
lo make a soft dough, and knead.
5. Put In a clean, greased dish and
set to rise in a warm place until double its size.
6. Shape into loaves, put into clean,
greased pans. Set to rise in warm
place, until half its size again, and
bake one hour.
Liquid may be water, diluted milk,
whole milk, or potato water. It is
obvious which would make the better
or more nutritious bread. To the majority of housekeepers, the temperature of 98 deg. Fall, means nothing, as
the thermometer is unknown in the
kitchen, but a thermometer is not
necessary, as 98 deg. is the temperature of the body, and the liquid may
be tested by a drop on the back of the
hand, which should feel neither hot
nor cold  to the touch.    It   is not  ne-
"Have you any recommendations?"
"Yes. I have one here from the
pastor of my church."
Very   good.     Now   let's   see   from
someone   who  knows  what  you  arc
ele ing  the  rest  of the week."
 ��� ^  i	
Che illy���"Vein know, there was
something I wanted tei say to you,
but it has quite gone out of my mind.
I  can't remember what it was."
Ethel (hopefully)���"It wasn't good
night, was it':"
A   woman's  hair is  her  glori
n it always her morning glory."
Ol serving       Cent���"Pa.el..11
but   your   hair
dow n.*
I.adv   (turning)���"Mine?''
Observing  Gent���"I   think
yovrs   madam."
For Christmas flowers in the house, plant the
following bulbs now :
Roman Hyacinths, 35c per doz.; $2.65 per 100.
Paper White Narcissus, 25c per doz.; $1.75 per
Freesias, 10c per doz.; 75c per 100.
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
Phone Sey. 988 and 5727
We have the latest machinery for the manufacture of doors and
sashes.   Wc make them any size and any style to suit purchaser.
Our aim is to please every patron, and our work is of the best.
We are prepared to do work at the shortest notice. Let us give you
an estimate.    Our prices are right.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Authorised  Capital       $2,000,000
Subscribed Capital      I,lfi9,900
Paid up   Capital           840,000
Specia' attention given to savings accounts.
[nteretl paid at thc highest current rates.
i"out account very cordially solicited.
1.. W. Shftlfoid, OnPTal Managrr
W. K. Jctdinr. Aiil. Onrral Miniwn
W   H. Ronald. Manager
The cold weather is coming and you will
require some
Stoves and Heaters
to keep your home warm.   We have heaters
$2.00 up
They are of the best quality, and we will put
them up for you.
Don't forget our line of RANGES.    We
have a few Pioneers left.
Fraser and Ferris Roads T. Fox, Prop.
Phone : Fraser 87
Eburne  Saw Mills  Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, Turnings
and House Finishings
"I'm so glad to see that you have
recovered from your illness.
"Yes; but I had a narrow escape.
The doctor said if I hud waited a day
longer il would have heen hopeless,
and I hey all said It was the only case
of lis kind on record. The doctor Ih
going lo write it up for a medical
paper. The only thing that carried me
through waB my wonderful vitality."
Mrs. Crabshaw���"According to you,
this breakfast food isn't good for anything."
Crabshaw���"Not at all, my dear! I
think It would be first-rate stuff to
sprinkle on the sidewalk during slippery weather.'
Humble���"What do you think of
woman suffrage now? It look as
though every State in the Union might
finally grant the sex the vote!"
Humble���"The more the merrier!
Men now in the suffrage States will
hang around women's caucuses like
tiieB around a sugar bowl, und the
whole political game will assume
piquancy and romance."
Humble���"Hut suppose women start
to get the offices? What can stop
them? And what will men who have
been taken care of by politics for
years do?"
Bumble���"Why, those of them who
can go Into matrimony may marry the
women who get offices, and the rest of
them can give a spur to industry by
going to work."
While on a lecturing tour through
Pennsylvania and parts of Maryland,
ex-Governor Glenn, of North Carolina,
told the following story, illustrative of
the great natural resources and vast
manufacturing interests of the "Old
North State":
One day a Boston Yankee, talking to
two North Carolinians, said,
"North Carolina is a pretty good
State, but does everything on a chinquapin scale."
Full of State pride and resenting
this assertion, one of the North Carolinians spoke up feelingly:
"I don't know so well about that.
We have taken the first place in the
manufacture of plug tobacco, the second place in the output of cotton
goods, second place in the manufacture of furniture, and our farmers produce about seven hundred thousand
bales of cotton every year, to say nothing of our corn, wheat, hay , tobacco,
peanuts and the valuable products of
our truck farms supplying Northern
markets. You do not call that doing
things on a small scale, do you?"
"Well, that does fairly well,' said
the Yankee; "but it still seems small
by comparison."
"Do you know Mr. H. Clay Carter,
of Hyde County, North Carolina?"
asked the "Tar Heel."
"No, I do not" said the Boston man.
"Well, uir. Carter makes fifteen
thousand  pounds  of  butter  and  ten
(J Dolarway Paving is being laid in South
Vancouver on East Victoria Drive.
f\ Dolarway is good enough for City Streets
and cheap enough for Country Roads.
Gloversville, N. Y.���Street paved with Dolarway showing the adaptability
of this form of construction for paving between and adjoining street car tracks, as
it is unaffected by the vibration due to the action of the heavy cars passing over
the rails.
A Dolarway paved street with car tracks produces a handsome, uniform,
permanent pavement at a great saving in cost.
South Vancouver Builders' Supply
thousand pounds of cheese every day.
You would not call that a chinquapin
business, would you?"
"No;   but I do not believe it."
The "Tar Heel" turned to bis friend
and said:
"Hill, don't you know Mr. Carter,
and don't you know that be makes fifteen thousand pounds of butter and
ten thousand pounds of cheese a day?"
"Yes, John, I know Mr. Carter; but
1 have not been around bis place much
and so am not certain about his butter
and cheese. But thiB I do know���Mr.
Carter has twelve big sawmills, and
I'll be blessed if he don't run them all
with buttermilk!"
"There Is no chinquapin business in
our stories, either," said the Governor.
*   %   ss
Bishop KiiiBolving, of the Episcopal
Church of Texas, recently told the following story on himself while attending a dinner given to church dignitaries in London,
A train which he was to take out of
Austin did not leave until eleven p.m.,
so, rather than wait until this late
hour, he decided to go to bed in the
I'ullman, which stood on a side track.
He had telephoned for his reservation, but the conductor, who had the
diagram, was not in evidence, the
negro porter being in charge. After
waiting some time, the bishop insisted
upon having a berth made down, saying that if, later, any one should appear with a ticket for this apartment,
the porter could either make the exchange or wake him and he would explain. The negro demurred, but iinally
gave him lower one; and very shortly
thereafter the bishop's shoes, which
are easily commensurate in size wiui
his six feet five inches of height, were
reposing, just visible, under the curtains.
As the train pulled out, a rather
gruff drummer appeared with a ticket
for number one.   The porter, scenting
"I have been grossly inBulted!" he
exclaimed, rushing into the o....ce of
his solicitor for the seventh time In
three days.
"In what way?" aske dthe solicitor,
somewhat wearily.
"My next door neighbor has declared he will pull my nose next time
he meets me. What shall I do about
"Well," said the lawyer, as If he had
given the case due deliberation, "I
should soap it, then It will slip
through his fingers. Good day! My
bill will follow In due course."
Head Coach Howe told at the Yale
training table a football story.
"The English," he began, "are
crazier over football than we are.
Why, there will sometimes be nearly
one hundred thousand EngliBh at a
single football game.
"Two Englishwomen    of the lower
'pub' one afternoon,
class    were  drinking    'four-ale'  In  a
" 'What's the matter with 'ee, Hess?"
said the first woman.
" 'Ah'm puzzled,' said the second.
" 'What about, Hess?'
" 'Well, ye see, my Garge's on the
football team, an' when the team wins
he treats me to fried fish an' the
movies; but when it loses he gies me
a beatin' up.'
' 'Well, Bess, I know all about that.
Hut what's puzzlln' thee? That'B what
1 asked.'
" 'Well, ye see, to-day's match ended
in a draw.'"
*   *   *
Cora was fond of all-inclusive prayers, and one night she offered the following discriminating petition:
"Lord, please bless mother and
father, and all of us, and give us everything good; and please bless cur
friends, and give them what is goou
for them!"
Sf      At      At
Jonathan and his friend, Paddy,
were enjoying a delightful ride, when
they came in sight of what is very unusual in any civilized State nowadays
���an old gallows or gibbet. This suggested to the American the Idea of
Toronto  Furniture
Furnish   Houses  at  Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont 1660
DR.   A.   J.   BRETT
S.-E.  Cor. 25th Avenue anel Main Street
Phone:     FAIRMONT   2056
Twenty-eighth Ave. and  Main Street
Misses  Hall  and Weatley,  Graduated  Nuraes
Terms Moderate
Phone : Fairmont 2165
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor of Chiropratic)
25C    22nd    Avenue    East,    close    to
Main Street
Hours : 1.30 till 6.   Consultation free
Chiropractic succeeds where medicine fails. For all complaints, whether
acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
the thing.
Patronize the
Province Renovatory
South Vancouver's Pioneer
Dry-Cleaning and Dyeing Works
Work and Prices Right
4136 Main St.        Cor. of 25th Avenue
Kirst-class    Cleaners,    Pressers    and
A   trial   will     convince   you.     Prices
Open  Evenings
4375 Main Street   .   South Vancouver
South Hill P.O. Box 105
One ol the popular members of lhe Lawrence Company, Avenue TheaUe
danger, was exhaustive in his explanations of how be had tried not to give
the berth without seeing the reservation, etc., whereupon the drummer said
to Bhow him the man and he'd "pull
him out." When they reached tbe
end of the car, he caught sight of the
bishop's shoes and asked:
"Nigger, are those his?"
"Yes, sah, dey's his'n."
The traveling man turned and hastily added, "Say, 1 guess 1 don't want
that berth."
Most of the churchmen laughed
their appreciation of the story, but
some moments afterwards one of the
English prelates turned and inquired:
"Ah, 1 say, bishop, and what was the
matter with your shoes?"
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"What we need," said the idealist,
"Is to introduce more o,f the artiBtlc
spirit into our dally liveB."
"I can't see it that way," replied
Farmer Corntossel. "There's too much
art now. I never could see the sense
of usin' up much red ink tryin' to make
a mortgage look attractive."
* e��      *
Harriet was a very precocious little
girl. One evening a friend of the family was asking her some questions in
mental arithmetic.
"How old would a person be who
was born in 1872?" he asked.
Harriet thought for a moment, then,
"Was the person a man or a woman?"
* *   *
Shimmerpate���A   noted expert   on
matter pertaining to the health claims
that there is great danger in sleeping
too much on account of a clogging of
the pulmonary circulation.
Hemmandhaw���Let me see that article, will you?
Shimmerpote���Here it Is. Take it
along if you like.
Hemmandhaw���Thanks. I want to
show it to my wife, then perhaps she
will get. up in tbe morning in time to
get my breakfast.
ele      *      *
Mr. Lovelor was one of those people
who on every possible occasion consulted his solicitor. Nothing pleased
him more than to go to law. The lawyers regarded him as an invaluable
being witty at the expense of his Irish
companion. "You Bee that, I calculate," said he nasally, pointing to the
object just mentioned, "and now
where would you be if the gallows had
its due?" "Riding alone," coolly replied Paddy.
"Here's a funny one," said Shimmerpate. "Listen to this: A fashion expert prophecies that inside of a few
years society leaders will be wearing
wigs to match their gowns."
Shimmerpate's boy Bob was all Interest.
"Red wigs for red dresscB?" he inquired.
"That's the idea."
"White wigs for white dresses?"
"And what if some one wears a blue
"I suppose she will have to wear a
blue wig."
Bob began to laugh uproariously.
"What's the matter?" the father
"I was juBt thinking," the boy replied, "what a lot of trouble some wor
man might have trying to get a wig
to match a Scotch plaid gown."
Church service was over on Christmas morning and three prominent
members walked home together, discussing the sermon.
"I tell you," said the first enthusiastically, "Doctor Blank can certianly
dive deeper into the truth than any
preacher I ever heard!"
"Ye-es," said the second man, "and
he can stay under longer."
"Yes," said the third, "and come up
A man who was greatly troubled
with rheumatism bought some red
flannel underwear recently, which waB
guaranteed in every respect, and a
couple of weeks later returned to the
store where he made his purchase.
"These flannels are not what you
claimed them to be," he said to the
"What is the trouble with them?"
Phrenology and Palmistry
(Formerly of Montreal)
805   Granville   Street,   Corner   Robson
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There is a difference between
the hastily read street car paper
and the paper that is delivered
into thc home; the paper that is
absolutely independent and wholesome; that the men respect and
the women admire���that is the
paper whose advertising columns
carry confidence to the reader���
that is the paper whose advertising
patronage is valuable.
asked the clerk, "have they faded or
"Faded! Shrunk" cried the purchaser, indignantly, "Why, when '
came down to breakfast this mornins
with one of them on my wife asked
" 'What are you wearing the baby's
pink coral necklace for?' "
* *   *
"Did you'attain the high Ideals you
Bet for yourself when you were
young?" asked the friend of his boyhood.
"No/' replied the millionaire; "ana
I'm glad I didn't. I see now there was
no money In them."
* *   e
The small daughter of the house was
busily setting the table for expected
company when her mother called to
"Put down three forks at each plate,
Having made some observations on
her own account when the expected
guests had dined with her mother before, she Inquired thoughtfully:
"Shall I give Uncle John three
knives?" .�� SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1913
Geo.  B.  Howard,
Main  and   Harris
lJhone : Sey. 7012
Week of December 30 Matinees Wednesday and Saturday
The Great Society Play
Why He Divorced Her
PRICES : :5c, 35c, and 5Cc
MATINEES 25c any seat
Wc positively must j^et our floors cleared. Thc
tradesmen are in, and carloads are coming in, for
speedy clearance.   No reasonable offer refused. Cash
or terms.
Phone: Sevmour 2832. Near Davie.
"'Twas the Night before
Christmas "���
It will neet bc lemg until we all can say it without quotations The
question now is. have yeeu started to buy your Xew Year's Groceries, have yuu visited our store? You will find that good groceries
very reasonably priced arc here.
FREMONT GRAPE JUICE   pint bottle 25c
LIBBY'S MINCE MEAT  per lb. 20c
CHOICE LAYER FIGS  per lb. 20c
F. & M. SPECIAL BRAND COFFEE per lb. 40c
New Raisins, Dates, Currants, Peels, Nuts, Spices.
17 J?     IM       I 26t^ Avenue and Main
I   TclSCr     OC     lVIHCLCflll, Phone:   Fairmont  784
Cambie Street will eventually become the leading thoroughfare between the North
Arm and Burrard Inlet, and today there is no better investment on the market. A
brief study of the map should convince you that our statement is correct. We have
a few choice lots on  Cambie  Street facing West.
Price $1625 each;   i cash;   balance 6-12-18-24 months
These are between Sixty-sixth Avenue and River Road. We have also a few
choice  homesites from  $500  each,  that  are worth investigating.
Phone : Coll. 18 Branch : Cor. River Rd. and Ash St.
Before having; your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
The Gurney-Oxford Chancellor
The Gurney-Oxford Chancelor in your
home ��ill mean the lu'st of s-��>>! things em
your table, no domestic difficulties, and a
low fuel bill. We can give this splendid
range our most unqualified recommendation, and we stand behind it, as do the
The flue arrangements insure an oven as
hot at the front as at the back; splendid
I aking results are absolutely certain. Tlie
broiling top is a convenience that every
housekeeper will appreciate who likes to
serve well-broiled meats and crisp, brown
The Economizer, Gumey's great controlling device, is placed on every Chancellor without extra charge. This means
fuel economy, perfect case of control, and
a well-ventilated kitchen.
We have a Chancellor that will just
fit your kitchen. All Chancellor ovens
are 2(1'/, inches deep by 13}A inches high,
and are made in 14, 16, 18 and 20-inch
widths, and with high shelf or high closet
���as desired���with or without thermometer.
Ladies : Mrs. W. A. Woods, 2417 Scott St.
Gentlemen : J. W. Sasl.aw. 6410 Windsor
G. E. McBride & Co.
Corner Sixteenth Avenue and Main Street
Phone :   Fairmont 899
Corner 49th Ave. and Fraser Street
*-n"4    PLAYHOUSeS-
Imperial Theatre
"The Quaker  Girl/1 a  neat, tuneful |
musical  comedy in  three- acts  will be,
tlit-  special  attraction  in   Vancouver!
at   the  Imperial  Theatre  January ')
IH anel 11. This is a play which no
lover i'f music eaan afford lo miss.
It contains more catchy airs and
beautiful songs than have ever been
presented in mic entertainment, and
tin- great waltz Song, "Come t'i tlie
Ball, which ieerin the ineilii eel' tin-
play, is the most popular of the hum-
med-over town compositions of a de-
cade. Dash and youthful vigor form
the elements of the piece, which is
conceded to be the most Btupenduous
production ��� -n the American slage to- I
*    Ss    s)
Avenue Theatre
"Pierre of the Plains" lias been an
emphatic success at the Avenue
Theatre tins week, capacity houses
greeting the Lawrence Players for
every performance. No liner production of Ihis greatest of all purely
Canadian plays has ever been given
in Vancouver, and it is extremely
doubtful if there is another ste.ek company in lhe Wesl capable of giving
such a performaance. .Mr. Lawrence
repeated his splendid characterization!
eef Pierre, and all the members of tin''
ceimpany in the strong east acquitted
themselves admirably. Marion Ruckert  was delightful as Jen  Galbraith.
For next week Messrs Lawrence am!
Sandusky announce as lhe attraction
lhe great society play. "Why lie Divorced Her." This highly emotional,
realistic play is a powerful presentation of some eef our serious social
problems, ami has had an enormous
success wherever presented. It is ex-'
acting plot, brilliant dialogue, refined
humor and tense situations, with its
unique and wonderfully vivid character drawings have caused many of
the leading critics to place it at the
head of all plays of its type. Mr.
Lawrence ami Miss Ruckert will have
parts will suited tee their abilities, and j
the supporting cast will be carefully
selected. The staging will be all that j
could be desired, and being a modern
society play, the ladies of the corn-
will have an opportunity lie display
some of the latest creations of the
modiste and milliner.
ha- been here before, Imt in company
with his wife, who il .Mam- Sioel-hirel
Aside from being a ge,ee<i comedian,
Mr. Gardner i- a fine instrumentalist.
Campbell and MacDonald will pre-
���enl  a singing novelty called "Hi'
An amazing quartette 'ef gymnasts,
The- Four Jarys, will present an exceptional offering in this line ol work
Three women and one man consti.
lute  the  feeiir.
Empress Theatre
The offering at ihe Empress Theatre this week is a delightful wholesome picture of a certain phase of
N'cw England life. The steiry of
"Tempest Tossed" deals with the happenings in a fisher village, and the
characters are very life-like types of
that locality. The greal feature of
the drama is the wonderful wreck effect at the end of the third aet.
Isabelle Fletcher and Charles
Ayres arc greatly to lie commended
feer their sincere efforts to please.
V. T. Henderson. D. M. Dunbar.
Louis Von Weithoff. Frank McQuar-
rie, T. B. Loftus, and the whole company excel.
Next week will bc presented one
of the most successful and funniest
of farce comedies. This is "The Blue
Mouse." It was written by two of
Germany's best playwrights, and
after pronounced success in Berlin
it vvas translated into English, and
convulsed large audiences in England and America. The Shuberi
Brothers produced it in Xew York,
and afterwards sent a company tee
play all thc large American and Canadian cities, where it was received with
equal delight. Constructed for laughing purposes, it has always fulfilled
its mission. The Empress company
-.vr. seen ill it three years ago when
the theatre was not large enough t'i
hold thc crowds. Il was also seen
al the Vancouver Opera House at thc
highest prices. The scenery will be
very dainty anil appropriate, and a
carnival of Inn will lie the etnlcr of
the evening at the Empress next
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Orpheum Theatre
Headlining the- coming wick's hill
at the Orpheum Theatre will be Mick's
Roller Skatinp Girls, a sextette of fascinating young women who have become very expert in the art e.f this
splendid pastime. These girls were
:i big hit eiver across the pond. I he
aet is beautifully costumed and thc
ensembles ami various figures en-
volved are saiil lo be wonderful. The
scenic embellishments add materially
to tlie performance.
Two well-known legitimate players,
Geo. Palmer Moore and Florence
Elliott, will present a farce, entitled
"A Matrimonial Substitute."
Frank Pierce and Alice Maizee, two
delectable entertainers, will furnish a
wholesome bit toward the success of
the coming week's offering. Both are
good to look upon. They furnish
songs, dances and some dialogue and
One of the most welcome additions
to the bill will he Grant Gardner, a
black-face comedian, who has been a
big hit along the line.    Mr.  Gardner
St. Peter's Ch��rch
I in Monday evening St. Peter's Sun-
elav School held their feuirth annual
Christmas party in the Kalenberg
Hall, and a nnest enjoyable time was
-pent both bv thc scholar's and their
The proceedings commenced at 5.30
with tea, of which nearly 21)0 scholars
ami teachers partook,
After tea a large number of parents
and friends assembled be witness the
young people'- enjoyment.
The centre of attraction was the
beautiful Christmas tree laden with
gifts. These were distributed by
Santa Claus represented by Mr. Ker-
ton of the South Hill School. Mr.
Hoadby of the General Brock School
acting as master of the ceremonies.
Special prizes fe>r the t\ve> most regular and helpful senior scholars were
awarded to Colin Robertson and Edith
Quarye. Then followed a few words
from the rector, who expressed his
thanks to all who had contributed
toward the happiness of the gathering, and also the pleasure all felt at
seeing such a large and record attendance  of parents and  friends.
The proceedings closed with the
National Anthem and "Auld Lang
Syne." Several of the oldcrs, however, remained for an informal dance
and so ended another most enjoyable
parochial  gathering.
* *    *
The New Year's social of St. Peter's
Church is to be held on Monday,
January 6, at 8 p.m. in the Oddfellows'
Hall. The arrangements are in the
hands of the choir, under the leadership of Mr. Mutter, organist of thc
church. It is hoped that the congregation and their friends will turn out
in large numbers, and it may safely
be predicted that everyone will spend
a  most  enjoyable  evening.
* *    *
Through the enterprise and zeal of
the OBganist of St. Peter's Church,
assisted by the equally zealous choir,
a fund has been started tee purchase a
new organ. The instrument, which is
to be a Canadian Reed organ, large
Cathedral model, of the latest type.
double manual, pedal organ, band
blown, has already been ordered and
will   shortly  arrive  from  the  Kast.
Donations towards the same will be
thankfully received by the rector and
Mr.  Mutter.
what serious, but through which it is!
hoped that lie may make a speedy recovery.
Oratorical Evening
\t      til.
recital will be given bv Mrs. .Me
Donald when there will appear the
elocutionary talent of the- city. No
admission fee will be charged, and
the evening will I" one ol artistic enjoyment,
Hailing. & Gore    Ph cne S��y. 3907
'"��� . M"."" '< BEST RESERVED SEATS 25c, 50c
urili.   ruesday evening, January /. ������������������  �����, ��wV
To-nighl 6.15 Matinee S��l. 2.! 5
This  Week
Next  Week
The Blue Mouse
i Continued from Page 1)
multifarious duties, he has got to answer many of the queries why
and-so's name is met on the- ve.te-r-'
list, anel has in hi*e suave manner to
try to appease the irritable impatiem -
of candidates feer copies of the voters'
lists. However, in another three;
weeks the fight will be over and peace
and quietness will reign for a long
South Vancouver is le.sing one of
its most picturesque figures in the
person of Chief Wand.    As the corn
falls before the reaper's scythe, so has
the gallant chief fallen before the
onslaught of the Campbell's. It is
long since we noticed the chief bending before the storm, but we thought
his supiness would have alhewcd him
to weather it. As the fighter falls to
rise,   sei   will   Chief   Wand     yet     rise
Unequalled       Vaudeville       Means       Pantaget
SHOW STARTS---2.45, 7.15. and 9.30 p.m
Week   of  January   6
Five Big Acts
New Year Sermons
There will be special Xew Year's
music and sermons at thc Ruth Morton Memorial Church on Sunday next.
The pastor. Rev. J. Willard Litch,
B.A.j will take as his subject at the
morning service; "An Altered Op-
portunity," and at the evening service;
"An  Historic Xew Year."
Officers are Elected
The Ladies' Aid Society of Westminster Church, corner of Sophia and
26th. held their annual meeting in December, and the -following officers
were elected for 1913. President. Mrs.
James Esselmont; vice-president, Mrs.
Campbell, secretary-treasurer, Mrs,
John  Mouat.
Collingwood's Santa Claus
The "kiddies" of Collingwood East
are looking forward with great anticipation to January 8, when the ladies
of Collingwood East have arranged
a special treat for them in the form
of a gigantic Christmas tree, from
which  presents  will  he  very  liberally
*   *   *
Sensible Sundays for Vancouver
Lovers of the Good
At Franklin Hall, Granville Street,
corner of Robson Street, on Sunday
evening, January 5, at 9 o'clock, one
of the besl orchestras available in
Western Canada will rentier music by
Handel. Verdi and Meyerbeer. The
musical programme will be interspersed by vocal solos and recitations. Mr.
Noel Robinson will recite "The
Building of St, Sophia, and Mr. J
Francis Bursill. F.R.llist.S., will give
"A Review of 1912."
A voluntary collection to bc donated to a worthy public purpose will
be received. The occasion will bc the
first of a scries of "Sensible Sundays"
entertainments that have been planned. ,
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the
ELECTORS of the Municipality of South
Vancouver, that I require the presence of the
said Electors at the MUNICIPAL HALL.
corner FRASER STREET and 43rd AVENUE
on MONDAY. JANUARY 13th, 1913. at1
12.00 o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing persons to represent them in the Municipal Council as Reeve, and one Councillor
for each of the seven Wards, and to elect
School Trustees tor the whole of the Municipality.
The   mode    of    nomination    of    Candidates
shall   be   as   follows :    .The   Candidates   shall .
be nominated  in writing, the writing shall  be
Subscribed  by  two   voters  of the   Municipality
as   Proposer   and   Seconder,   and   shall   be   delivered   to   the   Returning   Officer   at   any   time j
between the date of the  notice and 2.00  p.m.
of the day of the nomination.    The said writ- '
ing  may be in  the  form   Numbered  5,  in  the
Schedule of the Municipal Act, and shall state
thc   name,   residence   and   occupation,   or   de- j
scription   of   each   person   proposed   in   such
manner   as   sufficiently   to   identify   such   can- ;
didate.     And   in   the   event   of   a   poll   being
necessary,   whether   for   Reeve.   Councillors   or
School Trustees,  such  Poll will be opened on
Saturday,   the    18th   day   of   January,    1913,
from   9.00  a.m.   to   7.00   p.m.   at   the   following
places :
Ward   I���Carleton   Hall.
Ward   II���Cedar   Cottage   School.
Ward   III���Tecumseh   School.
Ward IV���Near corner King Edward Avenue and Main Street CGeneral Polling
Ward V���Municipal Hall (Polling Booth
for Wards V. VI   and  VII).
Ward VI���Sexsmith School, corner 61st
Avenue  and   Ontario  Street.
Ward    VII���North     Arm    School,     corner
Fraser   Street   and   River   Avenue.
Of   which   all   persons   are   hereby   required   to
take notice and govern themselves accordingly.
"The qualifiction for Reeve shall be his
being a male British Subject, and having
been for the three months next preceding the
day of nomination the Registered owner in
the Land Registry Office of land or real
property, situate within the Municipality, of
the assessed value on the last Municipal or
Provincial Assessment Roll of five hundred
dollars or more, over and above any registered judgment or charge, and being otherwise duly qualified  as a voter."
"The qualification for Councillor shall be
his being a male British Subject, and having
been for the three months next preceding the
day of his nomination the Registered owner
in the Land Registry Office of land or real
property, situate within the Municipality, of
the assessed value on the last Municipal or
Provincial Assessment Roll of two hundred
and fifty dollars or more, over and above any
registered judgment or charge ��� or being a
homesteader, lessee Trom the Crown, or pre-
emptor who has resided within the Municipality for the space of one year or more immediately preceding the day of nomination
and is assessed for five hundred dollars, or
more, on the last Mun^ipal or Provincial Assessment Roll, over arra above any registered
judgment or charge, or being a homesteader,
lessee from thc Crown, or preemptor who
has resided within the Municipality for a
portion of one year immediately preceding
the nomination, and during the remainder of
said year has been the owner of said land
of which he formerly was homesteader, lessee
from the Crown, or pre-emptor, and is assessed fer rWc hundred dollars or more on
the last Municipal or Provincial Assessment
Roll, over and above any registered Judgment, or charge; and being otherwise duly
qualified  as   a voter."
Qualifications    for    School    Trustee
"Any person being a Householder in the
School District and being a British Subject
of the full age of twenty-one years, and
otherwise qualified by the " School Act" to
vote at an Election of School Trustees in the
said School District shall be eligible to be
elected or to serve as a School Trustee in
such   Municipal   District."
Given under my hand at South Vancouver
this 4th   day  of  January.   A.D..   1913.
Returning   Officer.
Week   Beginning   January   6.   1913
A   1-ascinating   Sextette
in   "A   Matrimonial   Substitute."
4���Other Big S. & C. Acts���4
Coining���James J. Corbett. former
heavy-weight champion.
Grand Theatre
Prices  10,   13,  25,  and  50c
Business   College
"The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded
Corner Main St. & 10th Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont   2075
Drs. Howie & Hall
Have   opened   up   new   and   up-to-date
Dental  Parlors in the Williams  Block,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have installed all the iatest and
best appliances, and arc prepared to
fcive you the best there is in the dental
A     share     of    your     patronage     is     j
Gas   administered   for   the    painless
extraction   of   teeth.
R. O  Howie, no.s
Wm. S. Hall, DD.S.
Phone   Sey.   3266   for   appointment
Goes to Hospital
Mr. Coulter, a well-known resident
of Park Avenue, and one who is
strongly interested in religious matters in Vancouver, has been removed
to the General Hospital in Vancouver
through an illness regarded as some-
Ratepayers���Take notice that Court of Revision of the Voters' List will be held at the
Municipal Hall, Council Chamber, corner
Fraser Street and 43rd Avenue, on Monday.
January 6th, 1913, at 10.00 a.m., to hear and
determine all cases wherein any person's
name has been omitted from, or wrongfully
placed on the Annual Voters' List for the
above   Municipality.
C.   M.   C.
Geo. Jones
Lame and Ineerfering horses wil]
receive special care and attention.
Al! kinds of hand-made shoes, run*
ning shoes, running plates, toe
plates,  etc.
All horses entrusted to me will receive  every  care  and   attention.
571  Beatty Street
IN announcing myself as a candidate for School Trustee I do
it with a feeling that good work lias been done byour School
, Trustees, but that the good start that has been made must be
maintained, and more attention paid to the efficiency of our
system. We have made vast strides in building our school-houses
and now we must see that a high state of efficiency is reached
in our teachings. It is on these principles that 1 am seeking
election on the Hoard for 1913.
Central Park.
Candidate for School Trustee
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Phone : Fraser 19
(Day or night)
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Specialties :   Player   Pianos,    Repairs,    Ton;
Phone :    Fairmont  112 S
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
���i EIGHT
Special attention given public and privite banquets.
Beautifully located, restful surroundings, unexcelled dining-room. We will be honored by South Vancouver patronage.
A. G. Halstead
Hotel Headquarters, Vancouver Automobile Club
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
MONEY���If you  want to borrow money on your
deed, agreement of sale equity, life insurance,
automobile, boat or chattels, call up Seymour 2583
Band every Evening and Saturday Afternoon
10  a.m  25c
3 p.m  35c
8:15 p.m  50c
Children 15c
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BKffiS&T:. ASKi
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W.MsA.  .VWke/e
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
This has the following attributes :
fl Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
J| Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
fl Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
9 The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
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t| Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
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One of the problems with whieh
cities and municipalities have to
grapple during the winter months is
the question of slippery streets. There
is no one who has not seen the sufferings and struggles of horses on streets
which could be described as little better than sheets of lee. Oftentimes
badly shod, this lack of proper shoeing results in one of the greatest cruelties to animals, and, like the cheek-
rein, should receive more attention
from the proper authorities.
In Vancouver this question is particularly acute, owing to the hilly nature of many of the streets and the
fact that the "severe" winter climate
consists chiefly in frosts whieh disappear with the day'B sunshine. There
is no use concealing the fact, however,
that this is a problem with which the
civic fathers have to grapple, even
though Vancouver's winter climate is
one of the best in the world.
In New York this evil is very pronounced, and the following recital of
incidents following a fall of snow in
that city, when the roads became like
glass, is true of conditions which prevail at times in Vancouver:
Heartrending were the scenes of
horses slipping on the city pavements
when the snowstorm began last Monday afternoon, says the writer. As a
fair illustration of what occurred
throughout the metropolis, we may recount what we observed at the corner
of Nassau and Pine streets. There is
a sharp incline on Nassau from Wall
to Pine, and heavily laden express and
olher delivery wagons became stalled
because it was beyond physical power
to pull them when the feet played on
the slippery ground with the same pattering speed that a pianist will attain
with Ills fingers when fretting over the
end of one of the keys. A well bred
looking bay, one of a pair in one ot
the National Express Company's wagons, fell repeatedly, and finally failed
to get up, and lay with his head under
the pule, exhausted. For the first time
then, when the struggling, patient and
willing beast could no longer help himself, the driver put a blanket under
his feet to give him a foothold
Such sights were common everywhere,
and Tuesday's daily papers told us of
many horses that had to be shot. Now,
we are not ielating these occurrences
to harrow the feelings and excite the
sympathy of our readers. It is an old
story. Everybody knows about it.
Crowds gather around the prostrate
horses and offer to help them to their
feet, only to see the animals fall again.
What we want to ask is this question:
As  there are thousands  of people in
A Mild Smoke
When the Vancouver and New Westminster clubs hitch up at the Arena
Ilink in Vancouver on January 4, there
ihould he something doing every minute. The Vancouver club Is turning
great stunts Just now In Its attempt
to annex lhe C:>aEt champli nehlp and
with It the privilege of Journeying
East al the close of the season In
quest of the Stanley cup.
hast winter the Royal City club
packed away the championship after
a great race and the champions are
eager to duplicate. It will be a merry
tussle when they come together on
Saturday night.
Wilh the completion of the laying
of the Ice plant in New Westminster,
the Royal City club will play Its home
games In New Westminster this winter. A year ago that club played tlie
majority of its games in Vancouver
but despite this handicap pulled down
the Coast honors.
A good many hundred thousand
"fans" throughout the country were
quite sure that if Christy Mathewson,
the veteran pitcher (if thc New York
Giants failed to win his game in the
world's championship series this year
he would have to take his place among
the "has beens" of the diamond. His
marvellous work e.f thirteen years
would end, they thought, and like
"Cy" Young and other great players
who have outlived their big days of
service, he would be loved and respected for his yesterdays. But. "Matty's"
friends and admirers were saved the
self down to particular stables fabulous fees would have been willingly
paid feer even the f'eurtli ..r fifth call
on his services. Frank Wootton, when
hardly lf> years old, was In receipt of
something like ��4000 for variousetlls
upon him, and, in addition, no doubt,
gained much more in percentages and
presents, says a writer in the Sydney
Mail. Doubtless the modern Jockey
would not even look at the gift which
a past Duke of lirafton handed to John |
Day, then the leading Jockey of Eng- j
land, after the pigskin artist had won
his Grace the Derby and Oaks. The
Duke called John Day into his presence, and in his most solemn quarter
session bench manner said: "John
Day, I am going to make you a present
for the manner in whieh you have
ridden my horses this week. (Pause.)
I am about to give you  ��20 in bank
notes on Messrs.  's bank at Hury	
St. Edmunds, a most highly respect-1
able house, and I sincerely hope and
trust that you will be careful of this    O r^ T~< Its J J~"v
money, and not dissipate it in riotous ! N t"^ f*, / V / J    *    *    *    *    *
living." ,��>-'���*     *-J1  T *-"	
Fancy a modern Duke of Grafton a PLEASANT EVENING AT THE
making a speech of that sort, behind
a wad of ��20, a Danny Maher or
Frank Wootton! Danny would probably tell the Duke to keep It, and
Wootton would tell his father, who, It
is certain, would have some remarks
to make.
At any rate, C20 in John Day's time
was considered liberal on the part of
an owner, who usually sent his Jockey,
If a married man, a side of bacon, or
a cheese, eer a bag eef potatoes e��r a
barrel of home-brewed ale, as an addition to his wages.
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unpleasant experience of seeing him
shelved for despite his failure to win
a single game, he Is today, according
to Bonzeman Bulge, writing in the
New York Evening World, looked upon
as the real hero of the annual baseball
struggle. We read from Mr. Bulge's
tribute to the great slabman:
In defeat this past master of the
pitching art overshadows any of the
twirlers who led their teams to victory. Even the players of the Red
Sox team declare that Mathewson is
the greatest pitcher in the world. They
also add that notwithstanding their
happiness over winning the big prize
the saddening feature of the hard
struggle is that the work of a master went for naught through misplays
that would not happen one time in a
hundred. The people of Boston were
so worked up in sympathy over the defeat of Mathewson that Mayor Fitzgerald delivered a speech in Faneuil
Hall In which he declared Big Six the
real heroes of the series.
Mathewson's. record of thirteen seasons in the major league Is one that
will probably never be equalled,
this and every state who would bef Though he has been with the Giants
indignant if they were charged with that number of years, he has really
inhumanity, why do they not instruct' worked oniv twelve seasons, as he
their respective legislatures to appoint j joined the club in the late summer
a committee to look into the causes of; 0( \%t)S\
this  suffering  and   recommend  legis-     As'ide from hls regular work of help
Sale of Fancy China, Crockery-
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Also a quantity of Bookkeeping
Books, to be sold at what they will
Corner Main and 17th. Avenue
Every Night at 7:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
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Special   Rates  to   Municipal
Hall and other South Van
couver points.
lation that will stop it. Snow is not.
a new and unknown element. Neither
is the shoeing of horses a modern or
little known science. Therefore, the
sending out upon the streets of horses
ing to win four pennants for the
Giants, Mathewson has taken part in
three world's series and two post-season series. One of those the famous
frost  series, between the Giants and
improperly shod to meet the conditions | Re(i g0x, which did not draw enough
existing should be made a criminal spectators for the games to be played
offence. The horses that we saw with; at the Po]o Grounds, is not to be Ber-
straightened legs trembling as they | lously considered. Even at that Matty-
lay panting on the pavements were won n|B nrst game and was later
shod with smooth, soft iron that was, defeated.
so roundly worn at the toes that It Hls mogt wonderful performance
would be difficult for the surest-footed was again?t tho Athletics in 1905,
beast, to grip even a round surface in- i when he 1)itt.ne(j three games in one
stead of one as smooth as glass. The j week Bnd did not ailow tne Philadel-
law should provide for the inspection phla plllb a Bingie rlm, n0 otnel.
of horses feet, and the drivers and pitcher has even come close to that,
owners of those not shod properly, His npxt important work was against
should be summoned to court and [he Highlanders in 1010, when he
compelled to do the right thing.   Even , uUche(l three   games   and  won   them
an ordinary shoe, if not worn too long,
will give a horse some gripping power: but the trouble is that many of the
all,  as   well   as   finishing  up  another
game started by Drucke.
In the world's series of 1011 he kept
fallen   horses   had   on   old   worn-out j hia unbroken   record  by  beating  the
shoes  and  pads,  which  looked  as  if Athletics   the   first   game of that fa-
they had been on at least five or six
weeks.    Horses doing heavy work on
mous series.     The break came when
afler having held them to a shut-out
hard pavements should be reshod at. for eignt imiingB| one drive from Ba,
least every two weeks, so that their iker.B bat changed the complexion of
shoes would maintain sharp edges for tne game and ne ]0Bt.
holding to the pavements
There are aleo special devices now
available as emergency shoes; they,
too, should be made a part of the
Compulsory shoeing  enactments, for
The most amazing feature of
Mathewsrn's work is that his most
wonderful exhibitions of pitching have
resulted in defeat. The umpires who
worked    behind    him    in   the   recent
at least a part of the year when frost' ������-,-���" ���,���, tne bageDai| wor,d nM
is prevalent.
Hcokey   fans   are   beginning  lo  sit
never seen anything like the pitching
rf Mathewson in the three games
though he did nol win one. The Na
tlcnal  League  officials  had  seen  him
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UP   and   lake  notice  of   the   class  of,wo|.k beftr9) and B0 had EvanB of thp
teams playing at the Coast this wln-
i ter. The Pacific Coast can easily lay
claim  to the greatest  players In the
i game in Canada today. Of course the
Patrick League does not embrace all
the stars now before the public in the
Dominion, but they claim a great share
of them.
Down east much new blood is being
American  League, but It was a revelation to Silk O'Loughlin.
"I stood there in amazement," said
O'Loughlin. "I had heard that Matty
was going back, but that Is not true.
I never saw anything like the kind
of tall that he pitched. I heard of it,
but I could not realize it until I stood
there and  watched  the break on  the
turned into the professional hockey j balls as well as his perfect control. It
ranks this winter. The two Toronto is a pleasure for an umpire to work
teams are practically made up of new behind him, as there Is never any
faces in the "pay-as-you-enter" combi-1 question about, strikes when Matty
nation while the other clubs have heen ' decides to put one over."
forced to fill up vacancies from the) In the three games pitched against
ranks of the amateurs owing to the | Bcston only two runs were earned
loss of players. While Eastern man-1 against Mathewson, and even at that
agements are probably hot under the j perfect fielding would have resulted
collar as a result of the pilgrimages in three shut-outs. The Giants made
of seeme eif their best men. still it is I nine runs behind him, all earned, but
one of the best things that could have Iln the crucial moment an unfortunate
harpened to the sport In the East. It,error would arise and everything
should revive a great deal of Interest would go for naught,
in the game whieh in some places
had fallen upon evil days by introducing into the playing list, players who
have been kept out of the game for
possibly years for the simple reason
that they possessed every attribute to
qualify with the exception of a reputation. With ij^ater opportunities for
the "comers," it is only reasonable to
suppose that the sport will benefit
It will be some years before the
Coast clubs can hope to train up players, in fact it is just a question If they
will not always have to depend on the
East and Middle West for a supply
of hockey players. With a winter season which rarely offers more than a
few days' skating it is an absurdity
to look for the development of hockey
material which after all secures its
earliest training on the untrammeled
ponds or rivers. Though the artificial
ice rinks at the Coast are a great advantage to skaters and to those who
have inclinations for hockey, they will
never become great training grounds
for hockey players.
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at th.; shortest notice, at Trices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in thc line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
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According to Dr. R. Murray Leslie
in a lecture on winter pastimes at the
Institute of Hygiene in England, the
rules that govern real sport are:
You must enjoy it.
You must be along with people who
enjoy it equally with yourself.
You must leave your worries behind.
You must make up your mind beforehand that you are going to have a
really good time.
It was because hunting satisfied all
the  requirements,  he    said,  that    he
called  It the  king  of  winter  sports,
with golf a pretty close second.
*    *   ���
The Income of a first-elass jockey
in Australia mriy be anything up to
C2000 a year, but pales into insignificance alongside the rich retainers and
gifts thrown to the successful jockey
in England. The great Fred Archer
put together something like a quarter
of a million pounds in a dozen years,
and had he been disposed to bind him
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To The
Electors of  South Vancouver
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Having felt last year that the strain nf office was
telling on me physically, anel at thc same time thai the introduction of new men into the Council might be advantageous to
the Municipality, 1 am again offering myself as a candidate in
the forthcoming election for the year 1913, believing that with
my seven years' experience in Council work in South Vancouver, I can bc of service tei our Municipality when she needs
it most. The time has arrived when it is necessary to put all
the vim and energy into our administration that is offering, on
account of the large and troublesome questions that arc to be
dealt with. Among the most important are sewerage, permanent pavement of all the main trunk roads and business streets
of the Municipality, the development of the North Arm of the
Fraser River as a shipping port, the encouraging of manufacturers to locate within our district, thc introduction of modern
fire-fighting equipment, reservation of park sites, establishing
of modem hospitals and at the earliest possible moment to arrange an agreement with the City of Vancouver for the formation of a Greater Vancouver, which 1 hope will be satisfactory
to all reasonable ratepayers in the Municipality. I am now in a
position that I can devote thc whole of my time to thc interests
of the Municipality, and if elected I will use the same progressive measures that I did while Reeve, and endeavor to
place the Municipality in its just position. Wishing the Ratepayers and residents a happy and prosperous New Year.
I am, yours truly,
W. A. POUND, Progreaiive Annexation Candidate
Ward One  Ratepayers
Collingwood East, B.C.
President, Merton Smith; Secy., A. J. Michelmore
South Vancouver, January, 1913.
Ladies r.nd Gentlemen:
On Saturday, the 18th of this month, you will have the opportunity
of electing "a fit and proper Councillor" for Ward One.
There will also be a vacancy on the Board of School trustees, caused by the
retirement of Mr. Michelmore, who does not seek re-election. A large, influ-
unial and thoroughly representative body of ratepayers were deputed at public meeting, to consider the names of gentlemen who would undertake and
honorably discharge the duties of these* offices. After careful consideration we
have much confidence in recommending for your support Mr. J. J. Wilbers as
Councillor for Ward I; Mr. W. Morris as School Trustee.
These gentlemen are well known by old residents as men of integrity and
ability, with the time and inclination for work which entails much attention
and responsibility, and which they will deem it an honor to undertake in the
interests of this important and growing community. Trusting that you will
give these gentlemen a hearing when they seek your suffrage, and that you will
deem them worthy of your confidence and support. We are, Ladies and Gentlemen ( on behalf of a much larger number).
Yours verv truly,
If You Are in Favor of Annexation
Candidate for Ward IV
To the
Electors of
South  Vancouver
I am announcing myself as the
people's candidate for Ward Five.
I will stand for progress and
economy in Municipal expenditures, with a fair deal to all.
Ward Five has not been represented by a resident in the past
year, and we could not expect a
fair deal from an outsider.
5418 Main Street.
Vote for
and Progressive
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Ward Four was the first
to get water, arc lights, permanent sewers and pavement on account of my initiative.
Ward Four commenced the plan
of widening streets through my
I have started many of the public-
spirted movements in South Vancouver.
I have always used, and will
always put forth my best efforts
to secure the annexation of South
Vancouver by the City of Vancouver.
On this record I seek your support in the election of January 18.
Don't Stop Progress
To The
Electors of South Vancouver
Mr. Kerr is a candidate for another term as Reeve at the
elections, which will be held on January 18. Mc has addressed
thc following letter to the electors :
In again asking your suffrage for another year, I am
anxious to complete the work which 1 undertook. Whilst
along with my Council we have been able to accomplish
much useful work, yet some of the principal work, the fulfilment of which I am anxious to see brought to a successful
issue, is yet unfinished.
During my year of office the staff at the Municipal Hall
has been thoroughly reorganized. It is now on a thorough,
sound basis and run on business lines.
Early in the year the Council were successful in getting
the Government to appoint Mr. Crehan as Government
Commissioner and Auditor. Although his labors are not yet
completed, I am confident thc electors will endorse the action
of the Council in promoting tlie investigation.
You will see from the Engineer's report that much useful work has been done. We have now commenced to put
in permanent roads, and I hope at no distant date to see
Westminster Road, Victoria Road, FYaser Avenue, and
Main Street paved.
Water has always been a serious problem. Under the
circumstances we have labored, Mr. Mullett has given us a
system of which we may feel proud. However, as the supply
will be inadequate to the growing needs of our municipality
we have under consideration a scheme whereby a plentiful
supply of pure water will be secured for all time.
This problem will require to bc taken up as soon as the
committee have finally adopted the plans of Engineer Lea
of the Greater Vancouver Sewerage Commission.
A certain amount of progress has been made with this
despite the many difficulties lhat hail to be stinitimuted and
the need of special Legislation. In safeguarding the interests of South Vancouver the Council bad to act cautiously. At an early date we hope lo sec thc completion of our
work, namely, annexation.
In the early part of the year a decided stringency occurred
in the money market, and lias continued unremittingly
during the year, making the financing of the Municipality
very difficult. However, there are signs now among the
investing public that confidence is once more being restored
in Municipal Bonds. I believe South Vancouver to be on
the eve of a year of great prosperity.
It is time that we had a thorough, efficient, up-to-date
fire-fighting system.   It will be my best endeavor to get this.
The necessity for this is becoming more urgent, and must
be secured without further delay.
During thc past vear I have devoted the whole of my
time to the interests of the Municipality, ever striving to
give the best that was in me. If I have fallen short in any
of my supporters' expectations, it has been through no lack
.of effort in striving to do my duty towards the Municipality.
Honesty and Fxonomy has been my motto in looking after
Municipal matters.
From the returns made by Mr. Young, Building Inspector, you will observe the growth of the Municipality
has been phenominal.
I ask the electors to consider my past year's work, view
it with the work in previous years, think under what conditions the present Council took over the reins of government. During the early part of the year t'he whole time
of the Council was devoted to putting matters right. During the year my relations with the Council have been most
harmonious. I will speak at various public meetings and
lay my views at fuller length before you. If there is any
question you desire to go into, I will be pleased at these
meetings to explain my views
If in your opinion I have done my duty, then I will ask
you to vote for me on the day of election.
Yours Sincerely,


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