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Vol. I, No. 9
Price 5 Cents
Angry Protests at Meeting
of Licensing Commissioners
Magistrate McArthur on "Sentimental Temperance Work"
���The Licence Granted
on the one band to pay Mr. Smith on
lhe other.
Commissioner McArthur said they
were there to Carry out the.law. lie
was an advocate of temperance, but
not along the lines of the temperance
societies, Thc temperance people did
not take into consideration the laws
or anything else;  they wanted to do
Everything on Sentiment,
and sentiment was their whole argument. Temperance men who wanted
to be reasonable should look up the
Act, and come with their protests in
proper form. He contended that if
they refused the licence they would
be doing something wrong. .Mr. Pye
read just so much of the Act as suited his purpose and then stopped. lie
contended that the temperance party
were not working on thc right lines
to promote temperance.
Rev. Mr. Pyc said he was surprised
that Mr. McArthur, who was a magistrate, should speak so.
Commissioner McArthiir : I don't
want any more of your insinuations.
The Keeve here interposed, and
shouted "Order!" lie said he wanted
to be fair all round, lie was a bitter
opponent of mob law.
Commissioner McArthur said in the
whole of his experience as magistrate
he had never heard a complaint
against the Gladstone Hotel, and that
was his one reason for asking ior fair
plav. Although he agreed with temperance work, he could not agree with
the way in which they attempted to
carry it out.
Commissioners Thomas and Third
also spoke in favor -of renewing the
licence, as they contended there Was
nothing before the Board to justify
them in refusing to renew, but that
on the contrary the Board would be
doing wrong if it did not renew the
licence. They pointed out that there
was no complaint against the hotel
so far as its conduct was concerned.
On the motion of Commissioner
Third, seconded by Commissioner
Thomas, the licence was renewed, the
voting being, for : Commissioners
Third, Thomas, and McArthur.
Against : Commissioner McBride. The
Reeve did not vote.
The Board then considered the request for the reconsideration of an
application made at the last meeting
for a bottle licence at Collingwood
East, made by Mr. James Chapman.
The Reeve stated that the application
was not in order. It was therefore
The Licensing Commissioners held
an adjourned meeting in the Municipal Hall on Monday evening, to decide an application from Mr. Brown,
landlord of the Gladstone Hotel,
Westminster Road, Cedar Cottage,
for the renewal of his licence. At the
lirst meeting, three weeks ago, Magistrate McArthur was away on holiday,
and the veiling for and against was
even. On Monday evening Mr. ,S.
S. Taylor, solicitor, of the City, appeared for the holder of the licence,
Mr. Brown, and petitions were again
presented for and against the licence.
There was a large attendance from
Collingwood and Cedar Cottage. The
proceedings were of a lively character, and at times the Reeve, who presided, had great difficulty in keeping
The Reeve explained that when the
Commissioners adjourned three weeks
previously a motion was lying oh the
Mr. Taylor, solicitor, pointed out
that where objection was taken to the
granting or renewal of a licence,
specific grounds must bc given and
the evidence of those who complained
must be taken.
The Rev, Pyc said he represented
the Temperance Society of South Vancouver, and a solicitor had been engaged, but unfortunately he was not
present. He attended to protest on
economic and moral grounds against
the renewal of the licence of the Gladstone Hotel. That was the sole basis
of his objection.
Mr. S. 9, Taylor repeated that the
ground of the protest must be specifically stated in the notice of protest.
The Reeve .- That was plainly
stated in our last meeting to those
present. It is a case of bringing
pressure to bear upon the Commissioners.
Rev.   Pye :     We   have   no   specific
charge against the licence-holder. We
protest    on     economic     and    moral
Mr. Taylor :    I understand there is
no specific charge.    That  is what  I
want  to get at.    The Commissioners
have nothing to do with economic and
moral grounds.    They have to carry
out the law as it exists.    Liquor is allowed to be sold  throughout British
Columbia. ' Those  who    had    spent
their  money in  that  business  should
not bc  the  subject of any  attack  so
long as they carried on their business
according  to  the  law.    The  protest-
ants admitted that they had no charge
or complaint against the licensee, except on economic and moral grounds.
He reminded the Commissioners that
one of the
Highest   Principles   of   Morality   is! r In   t''c   absence   of   Commissioner
" Crehan, the government audit at the
Honesty | Municipal Hall is being carried on by
After having built his premises and I Mrs. Crehan, whose foreword is
invested his money, was it right he I "thoroughness." At the meeting of
should be deprived of his property?! the School Board on Tuesday evening
That was thc position. If they took I a letter was read from Mrs. Crehan
his licence away they probably ruined j stating that complaints had been re-
him.    On all grounds he was entitled ; ceived from  residents in  South  Van-
Start to be Made Soon on
Westminster Road Paving
South Vancouver Councillors to Adopt Plans Suggested
by Improvement Association
There are many Improvement As-1franchise ..ver the Municipality of
���ociationi in South Vancouver, and South Vancouver. This in some de-
all are endeavoring to do th.. best pos- gree placed a stumbling block in the
sible for the respective localities they way, because the fi. C. E. R. were en-
represent,  but  there  is    none    more
Pholo by G. W. H. CaJdcf, 709 Georgi. Slreel
A sketch of the Councillor appears on Page Two
lo have the licence renewed. He was
very glad to know there was no com-'
plaint against his client, and the law
of the land entitled him to engage
in the sale of liquor.
The Reeve said he took issue with
Mr. Taylor as to their powers.
The Rev. Mr. Pye at this stage interrupted, and said if what Mr. Taylor said was true, then the Commissioners were mere figureheads.
Magistrate McArthur protested
strongly against this remark, and retorted, "We are not figureheads at
all. Mr. Taylor's argument is beyond
answer. I object to sitting here and
being called a figurehead."
Commissioner Thomas pointed out
lhat as there was no specific charge
against Mr. Brown he was entitled
lo a renewal of the licence, and added,
"Would it bc fair, would it be just to
deprive him of it?"
Rev. Mr. Pye :    In the public good.
Commissioner McBride : You are
doing the same thing here in this hall
every day.
Commissioner Thomas strongly pro-
lested against Mr. McBride's remark,
and challenged him to prove his assertion.
Rev. W. H. Redman contended that
to refuse the licence would be for the
benefit of thc municipality as a whole.
Councillor Thomas : There is no
complaint, and therefore you have no
standing. I am a temperance man,
hut I sit here to do what is right. It
is a matter of honesty.
The Reeve said it was a great mis-
lake for temperance organizers not to
comply with the law and put it up to
the Commissioners.
Mr. S. S. Taylor said he would
guarantee that 1999 of the 2000 who
signed the petitions did so because
they were opposed to the sale of
liquor generally, and not against the
Gladstone Hotel in particular. He
was surprised to hear a Methodist
parson say that if the licence were
granted it would affect the sale of real
estate in that particular district. He
did not think such an argument was in
accordance With the doctrine of the
Methodist Church, to rob Mr. Jones
couver that their tenders submitted
recently for the erection of temporary school buildings had not been accepted, although they were lower
than those accepted. Mrs. Crehan
asked for an explanation as to why
Ihe lowest lenders were turned down.
She also objected to the use of green
ink by the Board and asked that its
use bc discontinued.
The Clerk was instructed to reply
to the letter and state that "lie Board
had a satisfactory explanation as to
the letting of the contracts, and thai
the green ink was used by Mr. Kirk
land only for the purpose of signing
letters and documents.
"But the Dearest Things on Earth are the
Li'l Boys and Girls"
Little Miss Wilson is considered probably tin- prettiest little maid in all
Vancouver. She is the daughter of Dr. T. II. Wilson, 407 Hastings Street
East. Every week, while "The Chinook" baby campaign is on, we will
publish one or more pictures of the little tots.
In tlie Vancouver peninsula generally, and in South Vancouver particularly, there are more babies and prettier babies than there are anywhere
else in this grand Dominion.
It will only bc a few short years and these tots, who are today the
pride and joy of the hearts of their fathers and mothers, will be the ladies
and gentlemen of Greater Vancouver.
While the little one is cute and healthy and fat and innocent, it is the
duty of every mother in Greater Vancouver to have a photograph of baby.
If a woman p&ssesses a true likeness of her child, then come what may
in after-years, the sweet innocence of the features of the little one in the
portrait will always remain an  influence to sooth the mother-heart.
And this leads up to the fact that "The Chinook" this day sets its hand
to the task of photographing every infant in Greater Vancouver.
This is going to be a big task���is going to take lots of time and effort,
but this paper will undertake to furnish two portraits, free, of every child on
the peninsula under three years of age.
"The Chinook" will furnish without price to the mothers of the community two  Parisian  Etchings of each baby.
When our representative calls upon the mothers, tie conditions of the
photographing campaign will be outlined. As i matter of fact, "The
Chinook" is anxious to increase its circulation.
Up at the Western Studio, 434 Main Street, there is in artist whose
specialty is photographing infants.    That artist is handling "The Chinook"
active or more earnest in matters they
take  in   hand   than   the   Westminster
Eoad Improvement Association. Tbose
who persist long enough in a legitimate pro position invariably succeed
in obtaining a large portion of what
they ask. For a long time past there
has been an active campaign in favor
of the paving of Westminster Road
from the boundary of South Vancou-
'. ver to the boundary of Burnaby,
which is about three miles in length.
The pros and cons of the projected
improvement have been discussed
over and over again, and afler many
lengthy discussions the matter is on
thc point of coming to a head. It
should he stated that the Provincial
Government granted $70,000 to spend
on this work, and this sum was to be
divided between South Vancouver and
I Burnaby,   but   Burnaby     waived    its
; claim in favor of South Vancouver.
Today that money is
Lying in Victoria
'waiting  the    acceptance     of    South
Vancouver.   It-is conjectured that the
.' paving  of  Westminster   Road  would
'  cost $22,500.    The  Municipal Council
took a trip to Victoria in order to in-
vestigale  the  local  improvement sys
titled to nine months' notice in writing.    The  carline  now  extends  from
Westminster Road to Earls Road, and
in any paving project the B. C. E. R.
would have to be considered. The
plan outlined and suggested for
adoption is that now one-half or one
side of the road should be paved and
Ihe car track be left unpaved for the
present. This, it is stated, will remove a difficulty and save considerable expense when the carlines have
to be laid. It is now pretty evident
the work- will be started this year, provided lhe required number of properly owners will sign the petition. A
crusade has been started to obtain
the necessary fifty per cent, of signatures, and as soon as this is completed the promoters will present the
petition lo the Council. At the last
meeting of the Council a profile for
a permanent road to commence at
Westminster Road was asked for, and
now thc engineers are out starting
���to take thc levels. So soon as ihe
necessary preliminaries are completed the work will be commenced. A
meeting will be held next Tuesday
night, when the president will make
an important statement to thc members. When the B. C. E. R. start
| running permanent tracks they will
tcm  as provided for by the Municipal  undoubtedly  extend   their   line   from
Clauses Act. The municipal solicit
advised the Municipal Council that
they could not proceed with thc work
and charge it up to local improvements. The Government at Victoria
subsequently declined to do anything
in the way of amending the Act.
Then the B. C. Electric came on the
scene and entered into the proposition according to the terms of their
Earls Road to Boundary Road. The
widening of Westminster Road is
also under serious consideration, but
the association has decided to lay
this over until the paving is completed, inasmuch as the proposed
widening of fourteen feet will be added to the boulevard, and will not
therefore interfere with the permanent work.
    - !    The necessity of talcing every pre-
Mr. Crehan will resume his duties I caution to provide against the loss of
on Monday, after finishing his quar-1 valuables while bathing at the beach
terly   inspection   and   audit    of    fKe | 8.T"Kftsilano was brought  home  with
Interview   With   the B.   C.   Electric
On Thursday morning the Reeve
and members of the Municipal Council had an interview with Mr. Glover,
of the B. C. E. R.. when thc question
of tramway extensions was discussed.
The principal roads on which extensions are regarded as necessary, and
for which extended lines were asked,
include a double track for Main St.
from 25th Avenue to Fraser, and extensions on Fraser Avenue and Victoria Road. The result of the interview will be reported to a future
meeting of the  Council.
Many Thousands Paid Out
During the past week the South
Vancouver police have been busy
paying out to the workmen on the
roads in the municipality thc sum of
$71,383, which was passed for payment at the Council meeting last
Building Permits
Seventy-four building permits were
issued by the building inspector, Mr.
Young, for the week ending Wednesday, July 10, of a total value of $40,-
municipal books and accounts in the
Okanagan district. Mr. Crehan has
had thc auditing of the Vernon City
Books since 1909, and has a very large
municipal and commercial connection
in the Interior.
*    *    *
Owing to the rapid growth of thc
municipality, it is hard for one to real-
ize that the growth of departments
must keep pace with that of the,citizens. At present the police station is
left in charge of an ordinary policeman after 6 p.m.. there being only
one officiating sergeant, he bjing on
day duty. This sometimes places the I ljeved'hi'
policeman on duty in rather an awkward fix, as was instanced "n Mon
day nighl. when \wo very respectable
young lads of seventeen and eighteen
were caught stealing cherries from an
orchard on the River Road. They
were brought to the office and locked
up all night as ordinary criminals.
While ai home the lads' friends were I
in a state of frenzied anxiety.    One      The m*tter ",;,s "Ported    '
of them (whose mother had died only  '"'"' '".charge, but the onlj   satis
-   tion gained
force to Mr. Wm. J. Prowse, of Main
and 30th Avenue, on Wednesday afternoon of this week. Mr. Prowse
had decided on a dip in the cool
waters of the gulf at this point, and
left between nine and ten dollars ill
his personal belongings in the locker.
Of this amount seven dollars was in .
bills in a wallet which Mr. Prowse
thought he had safely concealed in
the toes of one of his shoes. In one
of the trouscr pockets was change
amounting to something over two
dollars. When Mr. Prowse returned
to dress he found that someone unknown had preceded him and had re-
" m of not only the change, but
had also discovered the whereabouts
of the wallet and had decamped with
that also. A .watch and a valuable
eigar-ea.se were unmolested So careful was the thief in his work thai a
button which Mr. Prowse carried with
the change still remained as a silent
evidence of the theft.
a   shorl   time  previously!   was  living
with a married sister,    After waiting
in the house through the long hours
of   the   nighl.   -he   went   at   5   in   the
111.lining   to   parade     the     street     In
search   of   her   brother,     As   he   had
never been in trouble before, nor any ������  m  ������
of the family, ii never occurred to her
to inquire at the police station,   dm-  NOVEL    INVENTION    BY
was thai il was the
econd time this season that such a
thing had happened The matter was
also reported to tbe police, but little
hope is entertained of recovering the
Coutt-iy Weftern Studio
baby campaign. The pictures that he will make sell ordinarily at eighteen
dollars a dozen.
In South Vancouver particularly, "The Chinook" is playing its part in
tbe making of this city.
We have been told that, for a matter of two dollars a year, "The Chinook"
is a paper well worth having in the home.
Those little babes of today are heirs to the greatest city in the world.
They will be on deck when Vancouver has fulfilled her destiny.
can imagine her grief when she di
covered where her young brother was.
I Li.I there been an acting sergeant in
the station, after ascertaining the lads'
names and addresses he could have allowed them to g.i home and issued a
summons against litem next morn-
ling. We believe the Police Committee have powers to place one or two
men on as acting sergeants���that is,
nominally having the powers of sergeant while cm duty, though really
only policemen. One or two plainclothes men are also badly needed.
* *    *
On Wednesday, around the Municipal Hall was heard for the last time
the roar and crash of the splitting
stumps as they were sent hurtling and
crashing through the air. Xo more
will the pedestrian he afraid to travel
along Fraser Avenue. Mr. Porter has
intimated to the police that the work
of clearing has finished, for all he has
now to do is to burn up the rubbish.
* *    *
The Board of Trade committees
have been much in evidence this week.
The Postal and Telephone Committees, also the Advertising Committee,
met on Monday evening, while the
Transportation Committee met on
Tuesday. On Thursdaj- evening a
joint meeting of the Municipal Council was held with the members of the
Fraser River Development Committee. Matters of far-reaching importance wcre under consideration, and
if these materialize a new era will
dawn on the industrial conditions of
South Vancouver.
if Ce-
Mr. Charles 1-'. Broadhttrsl.
dar Cotlage. has secured the patent
rights on an invention to clean out
chimney tines and stove pipes without
soiling the hands, and with an enure
absence of dirt or danger from fires
as a result of the cleaning process.
Mr. Broadhurst's invention relates
to an apparatus to effect the removal
of soot and dust from chimney flues
,-iihI stove pipes in a safe and satisfactory manner. The loosening of the
soot is effected by the sudden discharge of compressed air into the
flue. This compressed air is stored in
a small reservoir from which the
blast is delivered by means of a paper
diaphragm in the connection to the
stove pipe or due. The reservoir
then empties itself through thc connection and forms a very strong
draft of air, which carries the soot
out of the flue, into the chimncj- and
thence into the atmosphere in a Very
finely divided form.
The invention has been patented by
Mr. Broadhurst in Canada and the
United States, and he also contemplates applying for a patent in Great
Britain. He claims that it will save
the housewife much labor and banishes all danger of fire from overheated flues caused by an accumulation of soot.
A motor garage is being erected between the Municipal Hall and the tire
station for the use of the Council officials. TWO
Saturday, July 6
On Saturday, for the first time for
many months, there was not a case to
be tried, and strange was it that this
should happen on lhe day that Magistrate McArthur returned to take up
his duties. Had this occurred in the
< Ild Country, the magistrate would
have been presented with a pair of
white gloves.
Tuesday, July 9
Clifford  Marston and James Swan
son,  two youths,  wcre  charged  with :
stealing cherries from the orchard of
Nicholas  Dahm.  River  Road.    Stolen
fruits are sweetest, but the youths had
not much chance to judge, as they had
only got into the orchard when they j
were pounced upon.    The total cher- i
ries found upon them were exhibited
in an envelope���six cherries in all. As
the youths were lined ten dollars each
and court expenses, it works out about
$4.50  per  cherry���  rather an  expensive luxury.
*    *   *
One can well imagine the feeling of
Mrs. Bell when she went into one of
her bedrooms and discovered a pair
of men's boots sticking out below the
bed. Her action was quick and sharp.
She telephoned for the police and
kept watch till thc policemen arrived.
On investigation made by thc police
it was discovered that the boots belonged to Emerson Bird, and that he
was inside thc boots. As he could
give no satisfactory explanation as to
how he got there, he was marched off
to the police station, where a charge
of being unlawfully on the premises
with intent to steal was made against
him.   On Tuesday he was so charged.
Mrs. Bell, in thc course of her
evidence, stated that she did not for a
moment believe that Emerson meant
to steal anything, so the charge
had to be dropped.
Magistrate McArthur gave the prisoner a severe lecture on the foolishness of taking too much whisky.
There was nothing of much importance to discuss at the monthly meeting of the Victoria Heights Improvement Association on Tuesday night
last, but a short discussion took place
on the annexation question and the
reappearance of Spencer Robinson at
the Council meetings.
A lawn party was given on Tuesday
evening, July 9, by the Christian Endeavor society of Westminster
Church at the residence of Mr. George
Hay. on Fraser Street and 21st
Avenue. A large number of friends
of the Society and Church were present, and seemed thoroughly to enjoy the evening until a late hour.
There was a short musical program.
of which Miss Minlo's selections and
Mr. A P. Mackenzie's Scotch and
Irish dialect songs were greatly appreciated. Mr. Mitchell played at intervals, neediest to say to the great
delight of all lovers of Scottish music
and that standard national instrument,
the bagpipes. The outlook over the
City and inlet at this point of Fraser
Street is particularly restful, and
everyone felt what a charming spot
it was in these beautifully kept
grounds for such gatherings of young
people. There were several sources
of money-making besides the charge
for entrance to the lawn party. The
Misses Magee and Mathers presided
over a candy table. The Misses McGregor and Shirley sold ice-cream.
Miss Luclla Stewart and Master Wilfrid Hay attended to thc thirsty at
thc lemonade stand. Two little tots,
Anabelle Stewart and Laura Hunter,
did a thriving trade, plying among
the Chinese lanterns until a late hour
selling flowers.
In addition to a very large representation of Church people from
Westminster congregation, there were
present also Mr. and Mrs. James
Hay, of North Vancouver; Mr. and
Mrs. James Carlaw, Mr. and Mrs.
Duthie, of Fairview; Mr. M. P. Thomson and the Misses Thomson, of the
West End; Mi. and Mrs. Roger Robson, of St. David's, and Mrs. W. W.
Robson, of Winnipeg.
Mr. William Carter, the president
of the Y. P. S. C. E��� was greatly
pleased over the successful evening.
He states that early in August the
Society will have their three tennis
courts on the corner of King Edward and Manitoba Streets in readiness  for  play.
 ��� ��� ��     	
A meeting of the Westminster Road
Improvement Association is called to
take place in the Carleton Hall on
Tuesday night of next week. A large
attendance is requested, as important
announcements will be made by the
President, Mr. Black, regarding the
paving of Westminster Road.
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:~:    PEN  PICTURES    :-:
Mr. Frank E. Elliott, Councillor for Ward II
Phone : Fraser No. 41
Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
Frank El Elliott, Councillor for;
Ward II. is no stranger in municipal
natters, having been a School Trus- I
:ee f'>r two years. Ik- resigned from
the School Board at the time he soldi
ojt Ilis business in South Vancouver, i
ai.d commenced business ill the Cily.
iJy birth the Councillor is an Ai" j
tralian.     Am   his   name    denotes,    he
comes of one of the finest stocks in
Scotland.    The  Elliotts are famed in |
Holder lore and ballad.
It was a mosl unfortunate day for!
the Elliott! when James VI of Scotland was asked to go and rule over
England. The old Border warfare
was cut out. No more were they allowed to steal forth and plunder and
harass the English along the borders.
Today, we say it is better for a man
to -wear out than to rust out. An Elliott never rusted out. Then, it was
an exception for any of them to die
peaceably on their beds, unless they
were dying from wounds received in
*    *   ��
Such is the stock from which the
Councillor springs. The strain of the
lighting blood is still in him. Nothing
pleases him better than to tackle or
be tackled on the public platform or in
the Council. As a fighter we would
say that he fought with a rapier, and
not a broad-sword. His words are
sharp, incisive, always to the point,
quick to perceive an opening and
ready in a moment to take it. As a
lady friend of mine once said about
another, "It is not what is said, but
the manner in which it is said." So
it is with Councillor Elliott : he has
the knack of interjecting remarks
when an opponent is speaking that
prove disconcerting to the speaker���
takes him from thc theme of his discourse, flurries and disconcerts him,
and leaves him helpless and floundering, vainly trying to get at the point
from which the Councillor's words
have stung him. It is in replying that
he is seen to best advantage. Cool,
collected, with his facts at his finger
ends, he brings into force his analytical powers, always having his emotions under control, rarely exhibiting
any heat in the debate, but playing
with a master-hand as he uses thc
whip. Is it to be wondered, then,
that a man thinks twice before he
forces a tight on the Councillor?
He has shown himself full of determination and courage. From what
he considers right and just he will not
bc swerved, and in spite of committees and deputations to the Council,
he will not submit to anything unless
he considers it for thc best interests
of the community as a whole. Undoubtedly his determination not to
allow the Council nor himself to be
dominated by any clique has made
him enemies, but his plain speaking
has gained him the confidence of the
majority of the ratepayers.
* *    *
The Councillor is interested in his
work, eager to take his share of the
Council labors, anil to assist those
who require his assistance. He is
chairman of the Finance Committee.
Like the rest of the Councillors, there
has been a severe strain put upon him
to get the finances in order. Many a
day thc Council has sat continuously
for more than 12 hours, commencing
at 9 a.m. and finishing at midnight.
Along with Mr. Springford, the Cierk
to the Municipality, he has put things
into such shape in his department that
there will not be the same trouble to
any other Councillor.
He is an annexationist. His reasoning is no doubt based on his Australian experience���of an inland town
which is not applicable to the budding forth of a great seaport. He
is an enthusiastic Freemason, having
been initiated into the mysteries of
thc art in Vancouver. He was one
of the earliest members of the Board
of Trade, and was chairman of the
Advertising Committee last year, and
also a member of the Council of this
body. It was under him that the only
matter in book-form of South Vancouver was printed.
* ��    ��
At the various smokers and dances
given by thc board he has always
taken a prominent part. Undoubtedly
he is possessed of a superabundance
ol energy, and this he i6 prepared to
spend in the best interests of the
municipality. He has good powers
of initiative, and is an organizer of no
mean ability���keen, alert, and ever
watchful, seeing that thc municipality
gets Hill cents to the dollar.
Undoubtedly be at first created
many enemies by the open manner in
which he attacked and removed
abuses. But his determination and
courage have gained him many friends
throughout the whole of the municipality. He was looked upon as the
dark horse of the Council when they
wcre elected. He has proved himself
worthy of the confidence reposed in
him. He has a thoroughly practical
knowledge of the details of municipal
I work. He is to be found at all hours
in and around the Municipal Hall���
always in a hurry, never a moment to
spare. As soon as he has finished his
work in one department, he is off to
see  or interview  in  another.
We often wonder if the general
public realize the duties the Councillors arc called on to perform. They
are Councillors lirst; then ward foremen, general supervisors, etc. If
these men were asked by a private
concern to devote thc amount of time
they do to municipal affairs, they
would have a salary of from two to
three hundred dollars per month.
* *    *
Councillor Elliott Is a keen cricketer, and can handle the willow with
no mean talent. Australians have at
all times proved themselves thorough
adepts at this game. If our Australian cousins (now playing in England)
return home via Vancouver, there is a
probability of matches being played
here and at Victoria. So we may hope
to see our worthy Councillor in white
flannels, trundling the ball against his
��    .    *
For the following information I am
indebted to Mr. Jones, a School Trus
tee, who paid a vis.it to Mr.  Elliott's
family for a fortnight last Christmas :
Mr. Elliott was born in the town
ship of Forbes, situated between Sydney and Melbourne. He is the eldest
ot a family of ten. Ilis father is a
gentleman rancher, having over MRU)
Lead of sheep, 400 head of cattle, and
100 horses. The Councillor was
brought up to farming and ranching,
along with his brothers, About nine
years ago, when the great boom set
in in the northwest, the Councillor,
along with a number of others from
his district, set out for Saskatchewan,
where he commenced business. On
leaving Australia they had a right-
royal send-off.
Two brothers are married and have
ranches of their own, beside the old
people. One of his sisters is also
married to a rancher, close to her
parents' ranch. Mr. Elliott, sen., has
an automobile in which he drives over
his estate and superintends matters
himself. We have often wondered
why the subject of our sketch has
never fallen under the charms of the
gentler sex. Being the first-born of
such a group has probably given him
thc idea of the cost of rearing such a
large family, so he has up till now
shunned  thc responsibility.
* *   ��
Should he come forward at the
next election (which I trust he will),
unfortunately through a mistaken
speech of mine he has lost a warm
supporter. In the course of conversation his name cropped up. The lady
to whom I was speaking said, "What
like a woman is Mrs. Elliott?" On
explaining that no such lady existed,
my friend went nearly into fits, saying, "To think that she had wasted
her vote on a man who was evading
his duty in not having some nice lady
to look after his comforts!" But no
doubt one of these days some one of
the fair beauties we have in and
around South Vancouver will so enamour him that he will fall an easy
victim before her charms.
* *    *
He is at present in business as a
real-estate broker at the corner of
Wilson and Victoria Roads; previous
to that he went in for speculative
building. That he was successful in
both ventures goes without saying.
The subdivision that he had for sale
on Wilson Road this year was sold
on record time. The commission
from this alone would no doubt make
a nice year's work.
He is one of the kind that never
seeks to pry into the affairs of others,
yet at the same time he has made it
a hard-and-fast rule never to let the
left hand know what the right hand
does. He is possessed of that rare
gift of knowing when to keep his
own counsel.
Misfortunes never come singly. Mr.
Vasey, of the Imperial Stables, Fraser
Avenue, whose stables were recently
burnt down, narrowly escaped losing
a valuable horse on Friday evening
by strangulation. The animal was
found by the police hanging to a joist
in the old stables at the Municipal
Hall. It is believed by many that
animals sometimes commit suicide,
but this was a case of accidental
tightening of the halter, which was
fortunately discovered in time.
* *   *
Thc present spring and summer
will bc remembered as one of phenomenal bloom, lhe trees and shrubs
are, and have been, covered wilh
blossom in many and pleasing shades,
and the scents given off have been
just as fragrant and refreshing as
could be desired. Trees which have
never seemed equal to producing
flowers have this year been smothered with blossom, and the appearance
of plantations and parks has been
so bright and gay as to be the subject of common remark, and where
every flowering tree is dowered in all
its glory it would be invidious to make
distinctions. This galaxy of beauty
adds in no small degree to the
pleasure of those who enjoy a country walk.
* *   ��
To be gracious without being pat
ronizing on the one hand or too gush
ing on the other requires
cultivation, and is not attained in a
day. That illusive attribute known
as charm is still more difficult, if not
impossible, to achieve. Is it not inborn and not to be acquired, striving
never so hard? Certain it is that this
I charm is the most to bc desired of all
I lhe good gifts thc fairy godmothers
have to bestow. Beauty may fade and
riches may fly away and health and
youth bc swallowed up by the years
as they pass, but that charm will ever
remain, more potent, more soul satisfying, than beauty and riches and
even youth itself.
* *    *
There are many people who excuse
themselves from the little familiarities
and kindnesses of life on the ground
that they are not natural to them.
These people say they arc reserved by disposition, and cannot be
free and easy in meeting other people.
But wc can learn to be genial and
gentle just as we can learn to row a
boat or to throw stones or to write
shorthand or to speak a new language.
That homeliness and unaffected simplicity of address, which made Ruskin so approachable to child or man.
was the work of a long life's discipline.
* *   *
It is reported that burglars arc
having a busy time in South Vancouver just now. Their busy time does
not depend altogether upon the state
of trade. They have a sphere of their
own, and they go where they hope to
bc rewarded for their pains. Skilful
as he may be. the burglar cannot always tell by thc exterior or size of a
house what his success is likely to
be inside. And a good thing, too.
Meanwhile, as there is evidence that
burglars are on the alert, it is well
that householders should be also. The
holiday season is with us, and when
E. E. Rear
A. J. Fullington
River Ave. Realty Co.
Corner River Avenue and Main Street
Phone : Fraser 51
We specialize in River Avenue, South Main, North Arm
Waterfront, and choice residential Lots in this growing vicinity,
at very moderate prices and terms.
And no obligation to buy
N. B.���A client has given us exclusive sale on some Semi-
Industrial Lots adjoining 5. C. Electric, from $475 up. Some on
the track for $650.   Will advance ra.idly.   Don't dela\
Real Estate Agents
^f hen you're out to speculate,
|>|   ouses, Lots, and Real Estate,
K   eep   your   weather   eye   on
**  KENT:
��   ase   expense, STOP   paying
*j   ow's the time to choose your
"T rade with us��� our terms are
A our Poultry Ranches, too���
�� urely they look good to youi
Q pportunity is knocking,
|M  ot to heed is simply shocking.
We have a very select list of
small houses from 2 to 5 rooms,
from $950 up; terms easy, to suit
If you want to get in before
the improvement in a district
that is bound to go ahead, see
the man at our River Road office. He has some buys that
will  make you  money.
Fraser Valley
If you want a small Fruit or
Chicken Ranch, we have several
from one to twenty acres, on
very easy terms, in the best location through the Eraser valley.
Phone: Collingwood 18.       P.O.Box 2, Collingwood
Branch Office : River Road and Ash Street, Eburne
3 doz. Rib Cotton Vests.   Regular 25c 3 for 50c
6 doz. Women's Cotton Hose, tan or black.   Regular 25c....
 3 pairs for 50c
1 doz. Children's Wash Bonnets.   Regular 50c for 25c
1 doz. Children's Linen and Straw Hats. Regular 50c and 75c
 for  25c
1 doz. Women's Lawn Shirt Waists, Val. Lace and Insertion
trimmed.    Regular $1.50 for 95c
10 pieces Colored Taffeta Ribbon.   Regular 20c yd.; 2 yards
 for 25c
Oxford Cash Store
Cor. Knight and Westminster Roads
thc house is to be left unoccupied for a
fortnight or three weeks, let the
neighbors know what is to happen
and acquaint the police. It is well to
lock the stable door before the horse
has gone.
* *   *
"Time and tide wait for no man,"
but things sometimes wait at considerable risk to the safety of others.
It is surprising to note how absolutely indifferent some people are regarding the safety of their fellows. A
case in point occurred on a suburban road near thc cemetery this week,
which but for a timely caution might
have cost thc occupants of an automobile their lives. Several gentlemen
arrived at the house of a friend and
left their motor standing half way
across the main thoroughfare. It was
about seven p.m. when they arrived,
and at 9.30 p.m. the car was in the
same position, with no lights to indicate its presence. Another car wilh
six occupants came dashing down the
road. Tlie warning was given by a
gentleman going in the opposite direction, and a serious accident averted.
This, however, does not lessen the
responsibility of thoughtless persons.
The least that might have happened
was the smash-up of Iheir valuable
auto, and many would be inclined to
say "served them right."
* *    *
Those who have least are likely to
give most. In a well-known story,
one of three characters who are in
need, and arc seeking shelter for the
night, answers thc doubtful one of
his companions as to whether they
may hope for anything of a poor artist to whom they come with the
words, "Oh, you do not know the
world as I do. The poorer the better, for us!" And it is a dismal truth
that the more people have, the less
ready they arc to take the needy in.
They may be ready to give to charity
organization societies, but they are
not ready to touch need with their
own hands, or to bring it into their
own homes. What an abuse of our
privileges if increased power to do
good is allowed to deprive us of the
joy and duty of doing it ourselves!
* *   *
"You may talk about your bucking bronchos, but when it comes to
an auto which refuses to either go
forward or back, that cantankerous
animal is wiped off thc slate." The
Main Street real-estate man uttered
these words with something akin to
disgust as he dismounted from the
last Main Street car making the trip
from thc Fraser. During thc afternoon he had decided on visiting Lulu
Island and viewing some of the
beauties of that island from the vantage point of his car.
Zip! bang! there was a sound like a
rifle shot, and one of the tires refused to do further service.   The tool
box was called into service and after
an hour's labor the repair was effected.
There was a honk and a noise from
the engine, a hurried rush to the car
and the lever thrown open. But the
auto stood still. Just as that mule of
tradition refused to be cajoled or
forced into moving, so did that car
decline to budge an inch cither one
way or the other. Thc number of
pounds lost by that real-estate man
in ineffectual exertion would assay
high, but he had the satisfaction of
knowing that no one would decamp
with the car under its own power as
he began to figure out the mile posts
to the nearest tram line.
With the darkness rapidly settling
dOWn he headed for the nearest farmhouse, and after convincing the householder that lie was only a motorist
whose machine had a lit of blues, be
finally persuaded lhat person to drive
him to thc foot oi Main Street, where
he caught the last car.
"Yes," he said, "atitos arc all right
in their place, and mine is doing its
duly out on Lulu Island." And he
rubbed another portion of the famous
Lulu Island soil from off his coat, and
fell for a collar which long since bad
wilted to almost nothing.
The game between Collingwood
East and Victoria Heights teams, on
Tuesday evening last, was the usual
lively affair, and after determined
play by both sets of players the score
read 4 goals to nil in favor of Victoria Heights. Thc League table to
date is as follows :
Won Lost Drawn
Victoria   Heights 1 2 1
Richmond    2 1 1
South Hill   2        2        0
A meeting of the West Collingwood
and District Improvement Association will be held in the offices of
Clements and Tufnail, on Monday
night next. The widening scheme of
Rupert Street, from Government to
Westminster Roads, is meeting with
splendid success, and it is expected
that enough names will have been
added to the forms by the time of the
next meeting to make it possible for
thc association to present a petition
to the Council asking for an immediate start on the work.
To quickly curl children's hair after
washing allow it to dry, dampen a
comb, pass it through the hair, comb
it straight down with the part in the
centre of the hair, separate the hair
and wind it over rolled newspaper
tubes as thick as one's middle finger.
Pin the paper ends together; tear off
one paper end, pull paper from curl.
This makes natural waves.
mmm SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912
Authorised Capital, $2,000,000
A general banking business conducted at all branches.
Special attention given to savings deposits.   Interest
allowed on savings accounts.
Cedar Cottage Branch
For Exchange
I have three Houses, close in, in Cedar Cottage for
Exchange. Will take acreage or vacant lots. Write
or phone for particulars.
S. P. Jackson
Phone : Fairmont 1298L CEDAR COTTAGE
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds.     Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
South Vancouver
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE, 5-room Bungalow, near
Main Street. Cash $300; balance $30 per month, including interest.
ONTARIO STREET : 6-room House, in good district, at
a snap price for a few days. Cash $800; balance to
23rd AVENUE SNAP : Fine Lot, close to Ontario Street;
size 33x148ft., to lane. Price only $1,500. One-quarter cash ; balance 1, 2, and 3 years.
MAIN STREET : 44 feet, near 16th Avenue, at a snap.
Cash $5,000; balance 1 to 5 years.
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 Main Street      P. O. Box 40      Phone : Fairmont 822
Phone : Fairmont 1514
MacHaffie & Good fellow
A Full Line oj Chicken Feed
Corner 26th Avenue and Main Street
Vancouver, B. C.
Mountain View Fish and Fruit Store
28th Avenue and Main Street
The Pioneer Fish Store of this district, which has an established reputation for sending out fish absolutely fresh and good.
The Beer Without a Peer
Cedar Cottage Comments
Phone :   Fairmont 429
New Schools Promised for Beacons-
On Tuesday evening, July 9, a
meeting of tbe School I'-oard vvas hold
at the- Carleton School*. Mr. McArthur presided.    MefCM C   VV.   liaylcy
and 11. Poster attended as a deputation from Wett Collingwood, and requested   tlie   Hoard   lo   provide   extra
school ���ccomniodation for that district. There was a second deputation
from Ucacousilcld with a similar request. It was stated that $45,<KMJ had
been appropriated for a school at
Beacomneldi and the deputation considered it was about time thc work
was commenced.
The Chairman said there had been
some delay in getting out the plans,
hut he assured them that thc schools
would he commenced just as soon as
possible. The architect was expected
at that meeting with the plans, and
then advertisements would be inserted and the contract! signed. No doubt
the present schools were overcrowded.
Thc Chairman added that preference
would be given to Beacon (field district, while thc best possible would
be done for West Collingwood.
The Official Audit
The Board passed a resolution in
favor of giving Messrs Bowser, Reid &
VVallbridge all information and documents relating to school board business for the official auditor, Mr. Crehan.   The other business was formal.
Cedar   Cottage   Deputation   and   Day
Mr.  VV. T.  Bluett, representing a
mast meeting of the municipal em
ployeci at  Cedar Cottage,  attended
th,- Board fi Works on tin.- question ol
j day labor and COD tract!      He argued
'with  tlu-  Board ai \o whether it is
better, from the ratepayers' point of
view,   I',   do   Council    work    by   day
labor   or   by   contract     Mr.   BU'ett
u.i- authorized by the municipal employees  to protest    against    contract
labor   as   being   inimical   to   the   best
interests of th'- municipality,    Several
of   lhe   Councillors   entered   into   ar-!
gumenl   with   .Mr.   Ilissett,   all   being
in favor of day labor if it can be don.
With   advantage   to   the   municipality;'
but   they  contended   there  were  oc-
Caiioni   when   contract   labor  was  essential   to   economical   working,   and
they argued that as the representatives   of  the   ratepayers    they    were1
authorized   to   do   their  best   for   thei
| municipality   irrespective   of   whether i
lit was by day labor or by contract.!
: However, lhe Hoard promised to bear j
(the  matter  in   mind,  and,  as  far  as
practicable,  to  do as  much  work  as
possible by day labor.
Prof. James McGregor Young has
resigned his chair at Toronto University after twelve years' service as Professor of Common Law, Constitutional Law, International Law and Jurisprudence. His successor will not be
appointed until next fall.
: Hands  Across  the  Sea :
Paragraphs on the Fusion of Interests of Greater Vancouver
and the Home-land
All the feasting and thc speech-
making, and thc picnicking and tbe
eating arc over, for which let us all
be thankful. It was a warm time
while it lasted, and the heavens for-
fend that it should occur more than
once in a blue moon. The City of
Vancouver made arrangements to
"do" the delegation of British manufacturers, and they "did" them in a
way that must have been an cyc-
opencr to our brothers from across
tbe seas. The trencher-board was always full, a remark that might also be
applied to ���well, let it go at that. A
remark was made during the visit by
one who ought to have known better
that it required not a little courage
on the part of fifty or sixty men who
are at the head of affairs industrial
in England���by the way, there was
one Irishman���to become pilgrims in
a strange country with the object of
sinking their wealth in a land they
knew not of. But that is all the
veriest flapdoodle, for they know just
about as much of British Columbia
as they do of tbe laad that gave them
birth. If British Columbia is not
known from sea to sea, and from pole
to borderland, then the sooner we
wake up the better. The Britishers
did not come here for the benefit of
their health. They are nc doubt as
keen on the dollars as anyone else.
It is the Alpha and the Omega of
everyone's existence nowadays, and
can the phlegmatic Englishman, the
dour Scot, or the wild and impulsive
Irishman be blamed for pursuing what
is, in some cases, a will 'o the wisp?
Summed up in a worcV, Vancouver
may expect to be endowed with industries that she dreamed not of.
* *    *
There is no apology needed for a
further reference to the question of
Home Rule for Ireland. The subject
may seem a trifle played out, but
there was a letter in a Vancouver contemporary a few days ago that evidently was written by one of the
most hopeless who ever handled a
pen. In the opinion of that erudite
scribe, tbe opposition to self-government for Ireland emanates, not from
the masses, but from a few individuals
who have no longer any interest in the
country. Now this effusion would be
lit only for the waste-paper basket
were it not for the fact that the province of British Columbia has a strong
contingent of Ulsterites and Irishmen
from all parts of the Green Isle who
might be induced to warp their views
on this all absorbing topic. If the
scribe had made a study of the question on which he ventures an opinion.
he would have known that in the
North of Ireland, practically speaking,
there no longer exists a body formerly known as the landlord class. They
arc as defunct as the Antarctic volcanoes. Each man who was a few
years ago a tenant farmer now lives
under his own vine and fig tree, none
daring to tread on the tail of his coat.
There is now no such state of affairs
as class ascendancy, and feudal times
are as dead as Julius Caesar. All of
which means that the landlord who
was, has as much to say on the political views of the men who wcre
once his tenants as they have to say
on the canal system in the planet
Mars. It is no longer a case of "come,
and he Cometh," and therefore this
wonderful individual who tries in the
course of a sixty-line letter to a Vancouver newspaper to show that the
men of the North of Ireland are the
doormats of the upper ten speaks of
what he has not a scintilla of knowledge.
* *    *
By the way, there was a sidelight
thrown on some of the homeland
questions by one member of the visiting team last week that should be of
more than passing interest to those
who have come from afar to pitch
their tents 'way out here. Speaking
to the representative of "The
Chinook," Mr. Robb, of Belfast, put
it straight that the condition of affairs as existing at home (as given in
the Press messages to British Columbia) did not by any means represent
what could, religiously, be called "the
truth, and nothing but the truth."
There was a twisting and contortion-
ing that perfectly amazed him. But
he attributed all that to the sensational efforts of Canadian journalism.
Now therein  he errs, and errs griev
ously.    The Canadian papers have, of
I course,   to  depend  on   what   is  sent
them  six  thousand  miles  away,  and
- the  penny-a-liners  in    England    are
just as big bustlers as their colleagues
on this side of the Atlantic.   The subject  is   really  not  worthy  of  notice,
but still it is better that no false impressions  be  carried away    from    a
country whose inhabitants out-herod-
cd  each other to dish up  the fatted
J calf  to  their  guests  in  a  style  that
I they had never had a sample of during the time they have resided on this
mundane   sphere.     With    this    brief
reference the subject may be dropped.
*    *   *
That the harbor of Vancouver is
not large enough to accommodate the
' whole British Navy is known to the
man in the street. Still, Mr. A. G.
McCandless may be pardoned for this
, stretch of the imagination when he
was obliged to write to thc London
"Daily Mail" and other leading papers
! in the English metropolis correcting
statements   that   had  been   made,   to
: the effect that the harbor was something resembling a ditch or words
that  conveyed  that meaning.    While
1 it may not be sufficient to float the
bunch, it has a large enough area of
��� water to give accommodation to quite
a few ships. It is unfortunately characteristic of some of thc newspapers
in England in a way that would sttg-
, gest they are thc salt of the earth, if
not the hub of the entire universe.
Statements were made by the organs
referred to that as soon as any vessel
passed English Bay she might go to
thc bottom for all that anyone cared
, for her, in other words, that her insurance  policy  was  not    worth    the
I paper it was written on. To make
this clear it meant that the harbor of
Vancouver had nothing to commend
it to shipowners, and that shipmasters
feared it as they would the devil. Such
is thc distorted view that newspapers
in England hold of the country, for
the simple reason that they accept any
statement given to them. It's a pity
they can't go to the trouble of securing information lirst hand. Thc following paragraph gives a rough idea
of the misrepresentations that arc
taking place with regard to Canada,
especially the western part of it.
�� * *
In one of the English papers there
lis  a   letter   that   goes   the   whole   hog.
Who thc writer is makc-s not the
slightest difference. He has sent the
news abroad, and so far there has
been no contradiction of his assertions, which arc a libel on Canada
and the Canadians. "From the Atlantic to the Pacific, and especially when
the Pacific is reached, Canada is like
unto Sodom and Gomorrah, and if
the Almighty wcre doing His duty
He would consume it with fire and
brimstone in the twinkling of an eye."
So far, it has escaped such an awful
end, but there is just a chance that
the fate of thc Israelitish cities will
befall it. White slavery, hard drinking, gambling, and all the vices of the
calendar are the attributes of Canada,
and Vancouver is the worst of the
bunch. Why anyone possessed of a
reasonable amount of intelligence
should come to Canada is more than
tbe correspondent of the Newcastle
(England) paper can understand. His
text is, "Can any good come out of
Canada?" His statements are of such
a character that no one will feel inclined to include him in that category. In fact, it is doubtful if he
ever was out of sight of thc white
cliffs of England. And all this brings
us down to thc point. When will thc
English papers acquire the sense to
send out a few capable representatives to cover this country in a way
that reputable journals should do?
No picknicking parties are wanted
over here. If they want to know
what Canada is, then in the name of
heaven let them send a few men out
who will not spend their substance
in riotous living, but will go about the
job in a style that will appeal to the
people of Canada and of England.
"Constable, I found this 'ere salmon
in my cab. A hunknown stranger
must have forgotten it. Can I keep
"Certainly not; you must leave it
at Scotland Yard. If not claimed
within twelve months it becomes your
Assets over $45,000,000
Over 150 Branches throughout Canada
Savings bank at all offices
Cedar Cottage Branch ��� F. N. Hirst, Manager
Now, Here is a Chance for You!
Here is a Ilomesite with a view over lhe North Arm of the Fraser and
thc arable areas at Lulu Island that will cause you to rise every
morning and thank God you are alive.
It is a Lot thirty-four feet wide, occupied at present by two fine
This Lot is at the top of the North Arm slope���on Rosenburg Road���
half-a-block  from busy Main Street.
Six hundred and fifty will put it in your wife's name���a few hundred
will  build  a  cosy  bungalow  on  it���raise  a  few  chickens,  some
garden stuff and roses.
R. J. McLauchlan
4443 Main St.
Phone ; Fair. 317
We are Specialist* on the
Investigate oui Subdivision on the Westminster and Ferguson Roads.     Prices
much below market value. 	
Brokers, Real Estate, Loans, Insurance
Phone: Fairmont 159S 1 7'i'i   Wsihnindor    R^ near Cor.
p. o. Bo* 964 city i/oo  Westminster i\a. victoria Road
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
W'e  carry  everything  in   the  Li<]uor  Line
No order too small, and none too large for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Cedar  Cottage Sales Stable
David McMillan - - Proprietor
That matters is Printing that carries your
message clearly and concisely in a beautiful
form. CJ Such printing is being done daily
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THE meeting of the Licensing Commissioners, held in
the Municipal Hall on Monday evening, was of more
than passing interest. It pointed a moral, if it did not
adorn a tale. The root of all the trouble was an application hy the proprietor of the Gladstone Hotel, Westminster Road, for a renewal of his licence. He had complied
with all legal formalities, and there was no complaint
against the conduct of the house. The question therefore
arose, Had the Commissioners a moral or legal right to
refuse to renew the licence? At the previous sitting of
thc Commissioners there were sinister rumors afloat that
the Gladstone Hotel was a den of iniquity, equal to any
of those licensed houses in the city where the licences
are renewed automatically, without any protest, either on
economic or moral grounds. Numerously signed petitions
wcre put in, for and against the licence being renewed, but
the objectors could not stale any specific ground of complaint. On this ground alone, according to the Licensing
Act and the local bylaw, they were out of court, and the
case of the objectors was clearly one where it is possible
to protest too mucli. and where it would have been well if
they could have taken to heart the words of the Poet
Burns, "Oh wad some power the giftic gic us, To see otir-
sels as others see us!"
We are no advocates of intemperance, and we appreciate the efforts of those who are striving in a legitimate
way to put an end to the evils of the drink traffic, but
there is a point at which justice to our fellow-man comes
in. Mr. S. S. Taylor put the matter in a concise and convincing form when he said : "Do you want your licensed
houses conducted by honest, moral men, or by scallywags
who turn their saloons into drinking hells?"
There is a moral code in the licensing trade as in every
other, and had the Gladstone Hotel been closed down, it
would have been a reflection upon the character of the
licensee. It is a general principle recognized by all that
a man is innocent until he is found guilty, and this applies to any and every calling in which a man may be
engaged. The Legislature recognizes and takes a tax
from the sale of liquor in British Columbia, and therefore
thc licensed victualler is as jealous of his good name as
any other trader, and has a right, from a religious, moral,
and economical standpoint, to thc same protection, whatever teetotal fanatics may say or think. The best temperance advocate is the man who is temperate in all things,
and who would think twice before robbing a man of his
good name. Shakespeare says : "Who steals my purse,
steals trash; but he that'filches from me my good name,
robs me of that which not enriches him, but makes me
poor indeed."
The non-success of temperance advocates is admittedly
their intemperate language and the fact that they invariably act on sentiment. Why not attack the citadel of the
liquor trader and bring pressure to bear in the right
quarter? There are hundreds of citizens who are advocates of temperance, but, like Magistrate McArthur, not
along the present lines of the temperance party. Professedly Christian men bring their cause into disfavor
when they adopt the tactics displayed at last Monday's
We wish il to be distinctly understood that wc are not
in favor of the drink traffic. Our columns arc always
ripen fur arguments on both sides, bul in this particular
case we congratulate a majority of the Commissioners
upon having had the courage In do that whieh was right
and just.
shapeless as to discourage any one but a mother; it has
three years oi gurgling, ten years of childhood, ten years
of foolishness, ten years of vanity���and possibly a few
years of real usefulness ahead of it.
Someone must bc patient, hopeful, interested, proud,
never discouraged, always devoted, through all these years.
That "someone," the mother, lies there weak and
white on the bed.
Her forehead and all her body are wet with agony���
but she thinks no longer of that.
She has heard her baby's first cry, and whether it be
her first or her tenth, the feeling is the same. Her feeble,
outstretched arms and her hollow, loving eyes are turned
toward  the helpless little creature.
Those arms and that love will never desert it as long
as the mother shall live.
The mother's weak hand supports the heavy, dull baby
head and guides it to its rest on her breast.
And that hand which supports the head of tbe newborn baby, the mother's hand, supports the civilization
of thc world.
""THE choicest British securities wcre cheaper last year
' than ever before in this generation. Government
bonds sold below seventy-seven cents on the dollar. The
Irish Land Loan fell to a discount of twenty-two per cent.
India, London County Council and Transvaal bonds, all
bearing three per cent interest, declined.
This was not due to any scarcity of invcstiblc capital,
for England absorbed during the year nine hundred million dollars of publicly issued securities, excluding all mere
refunding issues. Only one-sixth of this amount, however, went into securities issued in the United Kingdom.
Over one-sixth went to Canada. Three hundred million
dollars went into issues by governments or corporations
in British colonies and dependencies. Five hundred million dollars went to foreign, non-British soil���issues by
corporations in the United States alone taking a hundred
million dollars.
In four years the publicly issued securities brought
out and subscribed for in England have amounted to
four billion dollars; but much thc greater part of this
sum has gone abroad. The reason, of course, is that the
foreign securities on the whole pay better interest. In
thc last quarter-century England has lost a huge sum in
poor foreign investments; but she still prefers to take
some risk and get some interest, rather than invest at
three per cent and bc perfectly safe. England is, of
course, the greatest investing country in thc world. On
thc whole, she finds it profitable to venture with a chance
of gaining.
Tlll;. visit oi the High School Cadet- 1.. Australia will go
a long way towards placing these outpost! of the
Empire on a better understanding. While ii ia more or
lest in lhe nature of a return visit���a group of Australian
boys lining visited this city some lime ago���in, one will
dispute lhe good results whieh are bound lo conic from
these friendly expeditions.
Advertising is as much sought afler these days by
cities and municipalities and by countries as by the merchant who conducts a store or by the manufacturer win,
is eager to get his product into thc home. It is doubtful
if any more effective means could be suggested of arriving
at this point than by making it possible for the youth of
today, who will be the men of tomorrow, to sec at first
hand the possibilities of countries closely linked together
even at this date by speedy lines of transportation. Trade
and commerce will play the most important role in further
binding together these countries, and the interests of
these activities will best be served by an understanding
which is gained at first hand.
To have the possibilities of British Columbia described
by the cadets of the Vancouver High School will not
only awaken a wider investigation into what this province has to offer from a commercial standpoint, but will
assure the people of that country that in this respect the
interests of the two countries arc mutual.
IT was at a certain committee meeting of the South
��� Vancouver Board of Trade. The subject of publicity
was taken up, and the members of the committee wcre
to a man in favor of placing advertisements in the British
press. It was agreed that any advertising of South Vancouver in Great Britain would bc good advertising. But
thc question remained as to which of the Old Country
papers would reach the greatest number of the most desirable people.
"The 'Dublin Express,'" said one of the committee,
"would indeed bc a line medium. It reaches thc best class
of people in the Old Country. We cannot overlook the
'Dublin Express.' We had better not advertise at all unless we have a small space in this great journal."
So the "Dublin  Express" was decided upon.
"The greatest paper at 'ome," spoke up another member, "is the 'Daily Mail.' It reaches millions of the best
people in the old land."
And the secretary wrote down the "Daily Mail."
One man mentioned the "Manchester Guardian" and
another the "Yorkshire Post," and the good booster who
mentioned thc "Dublin Express " suggested the name of
a certain Belfast journal. There was no mistake as to
the birthplace of the men advancing these great publications.
Then Mr. Kenneth Lamond arose to his feet, and with
due deliberation he turned upon his confreres and said :
"Yc may say as you like. All these papers that ye mention are verra fine and pairfectly satisfactory, but unless"���
and he pointed a warning linger���"unless yc arc prepared
lo take a good space in the 'Glasgie Weekly Mail' and
the 'Weekly Scotsman,' ma guid friends, yc might as well
throw your money in the fire."
It was a case of every man for his own country, and in
Ihe course of a couple of weeks lhe reading public in thc
liritish Isles will be forced to recognize that the South
Vancouver Hoard of Trade have nol overlooked the Land
o' ihe Leal in this campaign for new and desirable citizens.
/"\F all events here on earth, thc greatest is the birth
^^ of a baby. Great battles arc fought, won and lost.
Nations and religions rise and fall. Great cities flourish
today, and tomorrow the sand lies heavy over them. And
of all these events the eternal Niagara of new babies is
the first and essential foundation.
He knows little of real life, its greatest happiness,
deepest devotion, intensest suffering, who has never witnessed the arrival of a new human being in this life of
progress and struggle.
There lies the new baby at last, its black face gradually
turning pink, its first gasping breaths changing the color
of its blood, its tiny fists opening and closing���-reaching
out for nourishment already, its face tying itself into thc
first philosophical, cosmos-interrogating knot. Its feet
turn  inward and its legs are crooked.    Its  head is  so
SOL'TII VANCOUVER'S building record for the past
.six months is a document such as lo make the heart
of any ratepayer or investor in lhe municipality thump
wilh joy.
\'n fewer than 1,398 buildings have been creeled within
the corporation since January  1.
This building has been of a varied nature. Three brick
churchei have been buill, and three additions to churches;
one school has been erected; power houses, a $5(1,11(10 saw
mill, and a score of business blocks.
South Vancouver has spent $1,400,(100 on her buildings in
the six months that closed witli June 1 The record is
the largest in the history of South Vancouver.
It is a record which should set at rest any doubt as to
thc gait with wdiich South Vancouver is forging ahead to
At a meeting of the West Collingwood and District Improvement Association thc other night a resolution was
passed pointing out to the Board of Trade that in its
publicity campaign thc advantages of that district should
not be overlooked. Undoubtedly thc whole Collingwood
district has advantages which should guarantee to Collingwood a share of any publicity which may be given to
South Vancouver, and it may be taken for granted that in
any campaign instituted by that Board the interests of
that locality will not be neglected.
During the month of June, Vancouver's health department made fourteen tests of whisky, and thc official
analyst reported it up to the standard. Wc have heard of
no test having been made by this department of the milk
sold from house to house in thc city. However, the
health officer will render a report on Vancouver's infant
mortality for the summer months. It will not be featured
by the daily papers.
The east is sweltering in its annual heat wave, while
South Vancouver and thc Coast cities revel in all the
pleasures of a temperate climate. Heat waves are as unknown at the Coast as the severity of the prairie winter
weather. There is little place for the wide-spreading
panama  or the coonskin coat at the Coast.
Brief Talk to the Boy Scouts
In a talk to the Boy Scouts of America Daniel Carter Beard, national scout
commissioner, gives hints telling them
what they should be on the watch
for in their hikes and how to scout
for birds and animals in the woods.
Says he:
'One of the great things ill the boy
scout activities is teaching and encouraging thc scouts to develop their five
sciiscv Every boy thinks that he can
hear, sec, taste and smell, but it is
only a few of us who have developed
these senses to a normal degree. For
instance, there are thousands of
sounds all around us which wc do not
hear because we have not fixed our
attention upon them, and there arc
thousands of scents which wc do not
smell because we have not been
taught to notice the different odors
unless they are so pungent and strong
as to affect our personal comfort.
"It is the duty, however, of every
scout when he starts on a hike to
keep his eyes, ears, and nose at attention, to note not only the general
contour of the country, the direction
of a range of hills, the direction pur
sued by a stream, road, path or trail
and its changes of direction, but also
to note each bird, mammal, reptile or
insect that he passes on the walk.
"When you start on your hike, look
at your pocket compass and see the
direction you propose to take. Note
whether it is west, northwest or south-
cast, and the prominent objects, such
as lakes, forests, hills, which arc in
the line of your march. Put your
linger in your mouth and moisten it;
hold it up and note by your compass the direction of thc wind. Also
note the kinds of clouds that are
floating overhead. Note whether the
crows are giving a voice to their
ordinary 'caw, caw' or flying high
overhead, giving voice to an occasional
'quock.' All these things have a bearing upon thc weather probabilities
and if you will afterwards put down
in your note just what happened in
12 hours after, you will learn what the
signs portended.
"Note the birds you see, identify
them or make notes from which you
may identify them later. In my animal
book 1 have given directions from
which any boy can make crude
sketches of the bird he sees and accompanied with notes necessary for
For the purpose of completing their
organization plans the Liberals of
South Vancouver held a meeting in the
offices of Mr. M. D. Burgess, corner of
Main and Twenty-ninth Avenue, on
Friday night last week..
A committee was formed to take
the matter of organization in hand.
It is expected that this committee
will in a short time have the plans in
such shape that South Vancouver
Liberals will be in a position for any
campaign. The members of the committee are Messrs G. G. McGear, J.
K. Peach and K. Lamond.
A committee to look after the
voters' list was also appointed, consisting of Messrs. G. W. Murray, E.
Rhian, R. Street and J. R. Peach.
Another committee, whose duties
will be to look after the entertainments for the association, and who
also will make .arrangements for thc
location of the permanent headquarters, which are soon to be acquired,
was appointed. It consists of K.
Lamond, J. R. Peach and R. G. Simm.
There were several speakers, all of
whom expressed great satisfaction at
the progress that was being made by
the  association.
A writer in an Kxchange says : "As a
national characteristic abnormal aloofness and
shyness has its compensations. It throws a
ni.in more upon his own resources; society
ceases to he a necessity to him, ami this may
have heen one of the reasons ol the Anglo-
Saxon.'* supremacy as a pioneer in lhe untrodden  regions of the earth."
Wouldst, young man, in life succeed?
Then be shy;
Modesi be in thought and deed���
Very shy.
If you're eager for a  prize.
Go about   with  downcast  eyes;
It is lucrative and wise
To be shy.
You must  drop all  pushfuliiess,
And be shy;
Shun  fierce energy and stress���
Ah, bc shy!
To the Anglo-Saxon, check
Is a tiling lo lose, not seek:
Il is blessed lo bc meek���
Meek and shy.
When wc conquered half the earth,
We wcre  shy;
'Tis our character���no mirth!���
To be shy.
Statesmen,  soldiers,  novelists,
Poets, lawyers, dramatists,
Nay, our greatest pugilists,
All were shy.
Modesty's your only wear,
So be shy;
Oh, avoid a forceful air���
Do be shy!
Still, don't let your chances slip;
Grab them with a strangle grip
Is a rather useful tip,
Though   you're   shy.
Escape  of a  Deer  from  Stanley
While a number of young people
were bathing at English Bay a deer
escaped from Stanley Park and made
its way to the beach. The affrighted
animal jumped into the sea, and after
careering around for some time, followed by dogs, returned by way of
the main drive. It created much
amusement among the large number
of spectators.
"What ! You came to your sad accident through a slice of luck ! How
do you explain that, my poor friend?"
"Yes. I found a iucky horseshoe in
the roadway, and was just picking it
up when a motor-car came humming
along !"
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, B.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 per 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).
Cleared Lots, 33x148, to lane, with four-stalled barn. 51st, in
first block from Fraser Street.   On good terms.
Three building Lots, 33x132, facing south, on Forty-eighth Avenue,
Just west of Fraser Street.   $2,800 for the three.
Two Lots, 49th Avenue. Southern exposure, midway between
Fraser and Main Streets.   $950 each, on terms.
Three cleared Lots, 34x116, to lane, facing south, on Fifty-eighth
Avenue, just off Fraser.  $850 each; easy terms.
Three cleared Lots, 59th Avenue (Page Road), 37^x112, to lane,
at car terminus. $1050 each, on good terms.
Two Lots, high location, facing south, 59th Avenue, close to
Victoria Drive.   $550 each; a snap.
Two subdivisions, 63rd Avenue (Rosenburg Road). $550 per lot,
and up to $700.   Very easy terms.
One eight-room and one four-room modern bungalow, 49th
Avenue. Large rooms, fireplace, panelled hall and living rooms,
beamed ceiling���everything that affords comfort in a home. To see
them, if you want a home, means to buy.
Modern houses to rent, from 3 to 7 rooms.
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 you 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
For an Investment
  or for a Home
Deposit $500 and move today to thc new cosy and attractive
5-room Bungalow at 52nd and Fraser Avenues. Large and
airy rooms, Entrance Hall, Living Room with Portal IVall
Bed, Built-in Buffet, Built-in Bookcase, Tile Fireplace and
Glased Brick Mantel; two bedrooms. Panelled walls and
beamed ceilings. $3,800, and we give you four years to pay.
Phone us for an appointment and look this over.
Bungalow Finance & Building: Co. Ltd.
Phones : Seymour 3204-5-6 Pacific Bldg. 416 Howe St.
Georgia Stroot Pavod With Bitulithic
'litis lias the following' attributes :
���fl Durability; sure footing fur horses; resiliency; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
���][ ]>itulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
���]j Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
<I The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
���J Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
Oeorgla Street  Paved With  Bitulithic
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C. SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912
Fly time is coming. Get ready for your Screen Doors,
all sizes, from $1.25 to $2.50 each, and Hinges and all
Screen Windows, 15c to 60c, all sizes.
Screen Wire, to repair your old Doors and Screens, in
all widths.
Martin-Senour's 100 per cent, pure Mixed Paint, in 40
different colors, that will never fade.
International Stains and Varnishes
Corner Fraser and Ferris Road
T. and S. G. FOX, Props.        W. H. IRVING, Mgr.
W. C. McKim
A. Hamilton
Phone : Fairmont 801
G. Hopkins
South Vancouver Specialists
City Heights P. O.
Fresh and Salt Meats.     Fish and Poultry.     Delicatessen
Fruits and Vegetables.    Satisfaction guaranteed
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thome   Metal   Store   Front   Bars,   Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
The Extension Telephone
In the Home	
An Extension Telephone once installed
proves its value. It earns its way every day.
With an extension telephone upstairs you do not
have to go downstairs to answer when the bell
rings. If you are upstairs you do not have to go
downstairs to call someone. The service costs
only a little over 3 cents a day, with no charge
for installation.
Call CONTRACT DEPT., Vancouver;
Telephone, Seymour 6070
British Columbia Telephone
Company Limited
An Injunction Threatened re Road Improvements
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 bi-monthly meeting of the
South Vancouver Municipal Council
was held on Friday afternoon.  Reeve
Kerr presided, and there were also
present Councillors Thomas, Elliott,
Campbell, Third and  Robinson.
Application Acceded to
A letter was read from Mr. Robert
Nisbct, 441 Seymour .Street, asking
permission to build a spur from lot
S, subdivision of southerly portion of
district lot 327, to conned with the
municipal spur on Campbell Road, so
that he could receive shipments by
rail at his plant on the said premises.
The application was granted.
The City and Annexation
The following letter was read from
the City Clerk re proposed terms of
annexation : "The following recommendation of the annexation committee was adopted by thc Council
last evening (July 2) : Recommended
that the authorities of South Vancouver be asked to formulate their
main requests in this matter and present a copy to this committee one
week previous to the next meeting,
also lhat the assessment commissioners of Vancouver and South Vancouver consult together for the purpose
of making a comparison of assessed
values of property in each munici
The Clerk was instructed to reply
to thc letter.
Burnaby Waterworks
A letter was read advising that the
Burnaby waterworks system bc inaugurated on Tuesday, July 16, a formal
invitation for which would be sent to
the Reeve and Council. It was proposed that a baseball game should be
played during the afternoon at Central Park between teams selected
from the municipalities vs the cities.
The Council decided to write for further particulars.
River Road Improvements
The Clerk read the following letter : "Clerk's Office, Municipal Hall,
Edmonds, li.C. Re River Road : 1 am
directed to request you to bring before your Council the fact that this
council have received numerous requests from both ratepayers and the
travelling public asking that the River
Road might be opened for the convenience of thc public as soon as possible. This council ventures to express the hope that South Vancouver
will be able to make provision for
this road to be put in good condition
at an early date. (Signed) A. G. Norre,
The letter was referred for consideration.
An Injunction Threatened
"June 27,  1912
"Dear Sir,���Re Blocks 1 and 2, D. L.
52, corner Bodwell and Westminster
Roads : Yesterday afternoon we had
a verbal communication from Messrs
Bond & Sweet, acting for the owners
of a number of lots at the corner of
the above-mentioned street, threatening to apply fqr an injunction to restrain the municipality from trespassing upon their lots under claim by thc
municipality that it is part of the
street. You will remember this is the
matter where thc plan of the subdivision Blocks 1 and 2 was made by
Colonel Traccy, and passed by the
Council some time ago, wherein a mistake was made showing 66ft. of road
which did not actually exist. The plan
had been registered in thc Registry
office, and the present owners have
obtained their conveyances according
to thc plan.
"On May 31 last year we advised the
Council as to their rights in the matter that thc present owners had the
right to hold their properties to thc
extent of thc full size of the lots
shown on the plan, and that the only
manner in which the municipality
could obtain the land to make the
street the full width would be to
either obtain conveyances of it or
expropriate  portions necessary.
"Proceedings were threatened to
wards the latter part of last year, when
thc municipality attempted to grade
the street, and the owners attempted
to have tbe matter adjusted at the time,
but nothing was done by thc Council.
Messrs. Bond & Sweet now say that
unless operations are dropped at once
they will apply for an injunction, and
in view of the registration of the plan,
and the subsequent conveyances to
the present owners according to that
plan, we do not sec how the munici
pality will have any defence to such
an action, and it will have to obtain
by expropriation or purchase. Messrs.
Bond & Sweet suggest that if the
operations are stopped at once the
matter could be probably adjusted between thc owners and the municipality within a week.
"We tried to communicate with the
Reeve and some of the Councillors
last evening, hut wcre unable to get
into communication with any of them
except the Engineer, who stated that
the Council bad instructed him to proceed with the street work.���Yours
truly, Harris, Bull, Hannington and
Mason, 505 Hastings Street West."
The  Council  ordered  the  letter  to
be filed.
Street Improvements in Cedar Cottage
Thc Clerk submitted the following
letter :
"Cedar Cottage, B.C., July 2, 1912
"Gentlemen,���I am requested by the
Cedar Cottage District Improvement
Association to call your attention to
the enclosed resolutions passed at a
meeting of this association held on
June 28. Referring also to your letter of June 17, Clause 4, the association would be glad if you could furnish them with details of what work-
in the way of street improvements is
contemplated by the Board in this
district   for   this   year.
"That the Council's attention be
called to the fact that on 18th Avenue,
between Commercial Street and Wel-
wyn Street, a number of light poles
have been placed directly in the centre
of the sidewalk. That these poles are
a menace to pedestrians on that thoroughfare, and the Company concern
ed   ihould   be   requested   to   remove
them at once.
"That this Association respectfully
suggest that the Council enter into
immediate negotiations with the
Western Canada Power Company
with a view to securing the entry of
that Company's lines into South Van
couver, also to ascertain whether the
B. C. Electric has any legal right to
demand that customers sign con
tracts for one, two, or three years.
"That in advertising for contracts in
future the Council be requested to insert a clause stating that the eight
hours a day and the municipal scale
of wages will be insisted on."
Eight-hour Day and  Standard Wage
It was proposed by Councillor
Campbell, and seconded by Councillor Third, and carried, "That all contracts for roads, etc., let by the muni
cipality in future shall include a
clause calling for eight hours a day
and a standard rate of wage for men
employed by any contractor or contractors."
The Finance Committee recommended the adoption of a report in
which pay rolls and accounts figured
for $71,383.04. That Dr. Swinnerton
l)e paid the sum of $15 per head for
the purchasing of horses for the
municipality. Recommended that thc
Victorian Order of Nurses be paid
the sum of $25U on account of dona
tion. Recommended that the Engineer bring in an estimate for clearing, grading and rolling Municipal
athletic ground. Recommended that
Edward Eipsett's quotation for supply of awnings for the Municipal Hall
be accepted at a price of $11U for nineteen awnings. Recommended that
Mr. Shell be granted the sum of $40,
covering damages done by firemen
when lighting lire at corner of 1st
Street and 47th  Avenue.
The report was adopted without discussion.
Police Committee
The Police Committee submitted
the following report :
Recommended that Messrs Hilton
and Webster be granted a pool room
licence, situated Lot 22, Block 3, D. E.
645. Recommended that J. B. Gate-
man's application for transfer of
licence from the property known as
Lots 16 and 17, Blocks 4, 5, and 6, D.
E. 649, to Eot 26, Block 2, D. E. 645,
be refused, location not being suitable. Recommended that the following accounts be recommended to
Finance Committee for payment :
Vancouver Hat Factory, $18.3U; P. C.
Ecc's account, expenses, $3.50; Prisoner's meals, June, $2.50. Recommended that P. C. Crowder be paid
according to police schedule from
July 1. Recommended that Dr.
Bride's account for medical services
to J. Crompton bc filed, he to look to
patient for payment. Recommended
that the chairman call a special meeting to investigate thc complaint of
Mrs.  Vincenzi.
The report passed without comment.
Health  Committee
The Health Committee recommended that the Health ��� Inspector take
steps to collect the fee for 'he removal of garbage from the property
of Mr. Shirley, sen., and all others
who refuse to pay after making application for thc removal of rubbish
from their property.
Fire, Water, and Light Committee
The Fire, Water, and Light Committee recommended that the question
of placing ladders in all school
grounds, for the purpose of reaching
roofs in case of fire, be referred to
the School Board, and that the Chief
be supplied with ten new hose keys,
same to bc made at Board of Works
blacksmith shop.
Chicken and Teapot Spout
Mrs. Aiiuishaw sent in a bill for
one dollar damage to her property,
caused by blasting operations. She
said "the blasters have killed a
chicken, broken some dishes and the
spout of a teapot worth 50 cents. Total
damage $1." The Council passed the
bill for payment.
Fatal Blasting Accident
Mr. Janus Tomkinson wrot( to the
Council requesting that consideration
be given to the unfortunate position
in w hich Ile had been placed In the
blasting accident which caused the
death of his wife a few weeks ago.
He stated that only a short time
previously lie had forwarded all his
savings to England to bring out his
wife, and subsequently he sent for the
children, ile was therefore at present
practically destitute and he appealed
to the Council for assistance on behalf of the children. The matter
came before the Finance Committee
and was referred to Health Inspector
Pengelly for report.
The Fraser Street Fire
A petition was presented from
propcty owners on Frasei Avenue
asking the Council not to place any
obstacle in the way of Mr. Vasey
rebuilding his stables whieh were recently destroyed by fire. It was
pointed out that as yet no application
had been made for a permit to build,
and thc petition was filed for future
Lumber Tenders���Lively Discussion
The Council next proceeded to consider tenders for lumber, and two
were opened, one from the Coast
Lumber & Fuel Company, Bodwell
Road, at $15.50 per 1000ft., and
another from the Eburne Lumber
Company at $15 per 1000.
A resolution was proposed and
seconded that the tender be given to
the Eburne firm.
Councillor Thomas ruled that the
resolution was out of order. He reminded the Council that there wcre
two ends to a stick. When some
members talked of saving the people's
money he wished to remind them
that large sums of money had been
frittered away by the very men who
now advocated economy by accepting a tender 50 cents lower than the
next one.   Therefore he thought that
what had been said by Councillor, brothers Randall, of Llanelly. The
Robinson would have been better j Randalls' challenge being thc First to
left unsaid.    He (Councillor Thomas;   hand, it was accepted.
had respect enough for other coun
cillors sitting at that table, not to
make disparaging remarks. They
had from the Coast Lumb-r & F'uel
Company a guarantee that good,
sound lumber wouid bc supplied, and
50 cents a thousand on lumber was
nothing when the quality was considered.
The Reeve pointed out that he had
two   resolutions   handed   in
neither   would   withdraw,   he   would
have  to decide  which  to accept.    He
ruled  Councillor   Robinson's  motion
out  of order.
Councillor Robinson : 1 shall
move an amendment The amend-
iih in was nol moved, and Councillor
J nomas'! resolution was carried and
the contract given to the Coast Lumber & Fuel Company at $15.50.
Waterworks  Report
Superintendent J. Mullett submitted a lengthy report which was
adopted. He stated that the well at
Central I'ark under contract by Mr.
Owen was progressing very slowly
owing to the fact that the driller had
lost his tools down the well. The
well at Victoria Road under contract by Mr. Green was now down
225ft., and he expected to get water
soon. Their own machine was at
work on C. P. R. property drilling
another well.
The following figures show the
growth of the works for six months,
ending June 30 :
1910 1911 1912
Services installed...800 1090 1275
Cash  Receipts���
1910 1911 1912
$1,051.09   ..   $12,777.36    ..   $28,702.53
.Miles of pipe laid to date 164)4
Services installed to date 6036
Fire hydrants installed to date. 430
Water meters installed to date.  136
The report continued :
Owing to the large increase in tbe
water accounts, 1 would suggest that
the following alterations in collecting   be   made ;
The present system of collecting
the rates every three months could,
1 think, bc altered with great advantage to every six months, and the
time for allowing discount extended
to two months, and a machine purchased similar to the one used by the
B. C. Electric Railway and the Tax
office and all offices where large collections are made, tbe cost ol same
being about $250 to $300. The time
saved would be considerable, as the
present system of sending postcards
and then writing receipts entails a
lot of work. All payments should
also be made payable at the Municipal Hall. This system is employed
by the City Waterworks, and also
some of the surrounding municipalities, and would, if adopted in the
water department, be the means of
saving a lot of unnecessary work and
facilitate the work of collecting the
rates. The works are growing so
last that a great deal more work is
imposed on our Water Rate Collector, Mr. Brereton, and I suggest that
the Committee consider a rise in his
1 beg to call your attention to my
report of January 17, 1912, advocating
a pipe line to bc constructed from a
point on Seymour Creek to Central
I'ark. It is a very good time to take
thc matter up, as everything could he
got ready and work commenced, for
1913 will require a lot of water and I
would urge the Council to take immediate steps in this direction.
W hen the match took place it
proved a very close affair, the Wil-
Iiamses  narrowly  winning.
Sisters, as well as brothers, have before now figured on the football-field.
A notable instance occurred at Rams-
den, some years ago, when three sisters and eight brothers played together in a match for some local
charity. Moreover, they won it, each
and   as ! of the girls contributing a goal.
Though no instance has been recorded of father and son appearing
simultaneously in class football, there
are a few notable cases whir, one
lias  succeeded  the  other.
Twenty odd years ago, Sandy llig-
gins was a shining light in the Notts
Forest front rank. His son, also
called "Sandy," is the famous International forward now with Newcastle.
Another such "double" is tbe Cald-
erheads, both of whom are now con-
nected with Chelsea.
While brothers of different ages are
not uncommon in football, twin exponents are much rarer. Walter
White, now with Ftilham, and his
twin brother constituted the left wing
of their original club at  llurlford.
Teams   Composed   of   Brothers   and
When young Tom Browell, the
scoring centre recently transferred
from Hull to Everton, was with the
former club, he had as clubmatcs two
of his own brothers. At thc time, this
was unique in first-class football, no
other team having more than two
brothers in its ranks.
The circumstance, however, is by
no means a record. At one time
Derby County had no fewer than - k
brothers in its team. Their name was
Jameson, and they constituted the in
lire defence���goalkeeper, backs, and
half backs.
Bolton Wanderers went one���or
two���better than this, when they
played the eight brothers Davison
Singularly enough, the Davisom all
figured in tlu  reserve string.
At its inception, 'he famous (lias
gOW Rangers team included seven
brothers named Mc Neil, and a little
later seven brothers named llewitson
played together with  the Forfar club.
Six years ago Ihe New Crusaders
earned considerable notice by the
manner in which they reached the
competition proper for the English
Cup. Six of the amateur side were
brothers named  F'arnfield.
Before joining West Bromwich Albion, John Manners, its centre half,
was captain of Morpeth Harriers.
Twenty-five years ago bis uncle held
the same honor, while two other
uncles were prominent members of
the team. A fourth brother, the Albion player's own father, never kicked
a football in his life.
Turning to the Rugby code, a very
remarkable record is held by the
"March" team of Blavdon, near New-
castle-on-Tyne. This family can put
an entire Rugger team on the field,
and still have some members in reserve. Four years ago they played
a match in aid of a local distress fund,
and fielded seven brothers, the rest of
thc team being cousins and other
relatives all of the same name-
Still more remarkable is the Williams family of Haverfordwest. They,
too, consist of seven brothers, the
sons of a former police superintendent. Not merely are they clever footballers, but as runners, jumpers,
boxers, and billiard players they
might, it is said, challenge any team
of seven brothers in the kingdom.
Three years ago they did challenge
any seven brothers to play them a
game of Rugby football for $1,000 a
side The challenge was accepted by
the March family above-mentioned,
the brothers Davies. of Llandilo, the
brothers Williams, of Ammanford, the
brothers Hall, of Gloucester, and the
Protection   for   Honest   Propositions
Is Required
"The extent to which misrepresentation of actual conditions and bogus
advertising are being carried on abroad
is bound to have an injurious effect
soon, if it has not worked irreparable
injury already, not only on Vancouver Island, but on the Mainland as
well. It is bound to give the province
a 'black eye.'
"Lands are being offered in the Old
Country at prices which discount the
future at least twenty years. The
buyer may be able to get his price
eventually, Dut in many cases his
heirs rather than himself are likely to
live long enough to see it."
The above remarks were made by
Mr. W. M. Halliday, Indian agent at
Alert Bay, on Cormorant Island. He
is over here on a short vacation, and
is a guest at the Hotel Dunsmuir. His
agency comprises not only Cormorant Island, hut about one-third of
Vancouver Island. 30.000 square miles
in all. In this territory there are
about 1.300 Indians. Mr. Halliday
has lived in that district for twenty
years, and has been Indian agent for
the past six years.
"I have just been reading some
prospectuses about properties on the
Island and up tbe coast of the Mainland, and they are a disgrace. One
in particular relates to a place which
can boast of only one house, but it
reads as if the population was anv-
Where from 5,000 to 50.000. Another
deals with some supposedly fine settled land in a district 1 know. It is
illustrated and shows well-tilled
stretches of land with buildings here
and there. As a matter of fact the
photographs were all taken from a
little valley of forty acres many miles
away, and do not give a cctrrect idea
of the district for sale. In many
cases outside land is being represented as near growing towns, and inside
prices are asked for it.
"There should be some kind of government supervision to stop this sort
of thing. It is doing the whole province great harm, and its perpetrators
should be punished. Ultimately the
good will suffer with the bad. The prov-
nee is rich enough in natural resources to require no false booming.
It can stand on its merits, and get-
rich-quick artists should be compelled
to restrain their unhealthy imaginations and curb their crooked enthusiasms. Now is the time for the provincial authorities to take action. The
admirable results of visits abroad by
the Premier and other men of standing are being counteracted by gold-
brick propositions being hawked
about London and other financial
Condition   of   This   Trunk   Road
Claimed to be Deplorable
That Main Street should be speedily
pavi d from Sixteenth A> enue to Bod
well   Road  is  the  general  opinion  of
in. si of the ratepayers In South Van
couver. whose interests are not tied
up  with  the  River   Road,  Westmin
iter Road or Fraser Street
Mr. John R. Peach, among others,
believes thai Main Street in its present condition is a disgrace to Western
Canada. Traffic upon the thoroughfare is increasing dailv, and to say
that there is as much traffic between
Bodwell Road and the Bridge as there-
is between the Bridge and Burrard
Inlet would not be stretching the
facts a great deal.
Members of the Main Street Improvement Association are not satis-
lied with the methods the Corporation
Council have been using towards the
highroad, and they are unanimously
of the opinion that unless something
happens soon there will be more than
dust Hying on Main Street.
Mr. Peach stated to a representa
five of this journal that if nothing
else is done immediately, it should be
quite within the realms of possibility
for the Council of South Vancouver
to take steps to have Main Street
Of course, Mr. Peach meant that
concrete curbing should be placed on
either side of the street.
Nothing could curb Main Street
from developing and becoming the
main artery of the peninsula, Mr.
Peach  believes.
From Twenty-fifth Avenue to Sixteenth Avenue, the other morning,
Robert G. Simm counted 139 loads of
lumber coming up Main Street to
supply the builders who are at work
throughout the southwesterly portion
of the municipality. So difficult was
the road in places that it was necessary for several of thc teamsters to
"double up" in order to pull the great
wagons over the bumps. SIX
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Phone: Fairmont 218
4215 Main Street, City Heights, South Vancouver, B. C.
For a fine assortment of Bedding Plants, also Hanging Baskets,
Tubs and Roses.
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Subdivision of portion of Block 11, D. L. 322
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Ontario Street Lots, each      800
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With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Ap-reements For Sale Purchased
Kicld flowers are- much tiled this season.
A   great   use'   of   lilacs   is   now   thc
feature in lingerie gowns.
��   ��   *
Colored parasols with wide borders
of black velvet are smart.
* *    *
Plain ihoulder cape fichus on coats
are often of light toned silks.
* *   *
Just now the Dutch collar and turn
cd hack  cuffs arc very popular.
��    ���    *
The popular combination for street
wear is blue and cafc-au-lail.
* *    *
Streamers arc added to some of the
big bows set at the back of large hals.
* ���    *
Bordered chiffon and marquisette
arc used for many lovely dance frocks.
* %    *
The present tendency is for big
hats to grow bigger and small bats
* *    *
Amber has for tbe time being given
place to the modern vogue for cut-
jet beads.
* *    *
Thc use of beautiful rich colorings
for gowns not only continues, but increases.
��    *    *
Collars of considerable attraction
are the Robespierre and Directoire
and the Medici.
* +    *
Often the softest and most graceful of tissues are finished with stiff
rosettes of velvet.
* *    *
Sunshades are very gay this season
and are made in all materials to match
the dresses.
* *    *
For both tailored and dressy cowns
plain  crystal  buttons  are  considered
very smart.
* *    *
Thc most popular ornament at the
present moment for evening wear is
undoubtedly jet.
* *   III
Evening wraps to wear over the
thin   summer   frocks   arc    made    of
flowered taffeta and satin.
* *    *
Bands of olive embroidery and tulle-
are combined in a charming frock for
a little girl.
* *    *
The new parasol is something like
the deep fringed, tall but narrow mid-
Victorian  variety.
* *    *
An item that finds especial favor is
represented by the jet crown as well
as by the jet tiara.
* *    *
Huge flowers or rosettes of smaller
blossoms may have ends of ribbon
and tiny pompoms.
* *    *
The trend of fashion is undoubtedly
in thc direction of sleeve changes, of
wider skirts and of longer coats.
* ���    *
Satin wash crepe is one of the most
attractive fabrics ever put on thc
market for blouses or for frocks.
* *    *
Some of the new long sleeves show
frills not only about wrists, but riming all the way to thc elbow at tbe
Leghorn hats arc gaining in favor
each day. They are banked with
Bowerl, trimmed with feathers or eyelet embroidery.
* *    *
Some of the new linen suits art-
made with Norfolk jackels and have-
six pockets, two on each side of the
coat and two on the skirt.
��    ��    *
The- Colonial pumps, always pretty,
are still worn lo a large extent, and
are shown in canvas with both the
high  and  low heels.
* *    ��
Separate blouses of white tulle,
band tucked and made in tailor fashion, are effective when worn with
tailored  suits of taffeta or satin.
* *    *
There is a very beautiful wash cotton crepe that has a silky finish and a
silk and-cotton mixture that is to bc
found among the blouse materials.
* *���  *
Silks perfectly washable and unaffected by salt water are offered this
season for bathing suits. They are
much   like  mohair  in    texture,    and
rather expensive.
* *   *
This has been a season of coat oddities. A new sport coat is known as
the mackinaw, because it is made of
the blanket fabric used by the lumbermen of the West.
* *    *
Sleeves are seen which reach almost
to the knuckles. They are cut bell-
shaped, though otherwise tight from
the elbow. No ruffles or edged
trimmings adorn them.
* *    *
The dominating note everywhere
is a pretty short costume of silk,
which has nothing of the tailor-made
about it, yet keeps tbe name of tailor-
made for some unknown  reason.
* ��   *
One special feature of thc present
season is certainly the sash. It takes
many forms and variations, but thc
old conventional sash of two plain
flowing ends is almost forgotten.
* *    *
White remains the most popular
and modish of colors. The latest
phase of the white preference is in the
form of summer frocks made entirely
of crepe de chine, crepe meteor or of
* *    *
A present mode that is likely to
influence the coming fashions is the
favor shown the quaint toile de Jouy
patterns, which this season have been
reproduced in taffeta, in silk mousse-
line and in chiffons.
* *       ��
Deep cape collars of sheer linen,
embroidered and edged with a ruffle
of pleated tulle, almost cover the entire blouse, and are most attractive
te> wear with dresses of silk, linen,
dimity or tbe finer materials.
* *    *
The pannier sash is perhaps the
one of leading importance at the moment. This only starts from the
waist line at the back, where it usually
books on the gown, and drops in two
wide loose bands to about the knees,
where it is again caught to thc dress
with an ornament and a line of fringe.
These bands are not taut from the
waist to thc knee, but hang so that
they form a little loop. It is from
this looping that thc name of pannier
is obtained.
Municipal  Employees in  Conference
On Friday evening a mass meeting of municipal employees was held
in the Municipal Hall, under thc
presidency of Mr. A. Messenger, to
whom thc initiative is due in thc formation of a sick and benefit society
for the employees of the municipality
of South Vancouver.
Day Labor vs Contract Work
The Chairman, prior to discussing
the purpose for which thc meeting
had been called, referred to the action
of the Municipal Council in accepting
contract work in preference -lo day
labor. He said be did not think it
was in the best interests of thc workmen that contract work should bc let,
and a measure was put forward in
the Council which requested tbe members to reconsider their position in
letting contract work-in thc municipality. It was up to the men to make
a more vigorous protest against con
tract work, and that meeting should
take the matter in hand, and if possible put contract work down. If not,
put the members of the Council down
at thc next election. They must not
allow the Council to play with them,
because after all it was the working-
men who paid the rates. If he was
not more honorable than some of
them he would be doing time.
The Chairman then quoted an article
from the "Chinook," published that
evening, and said he was convinced
from  that  lhat the  Council were
Trying to Side-track
day labor and get in all the contract
work they could, and that opened the
door for great possibilities to every
man who had power to let contracts. He did not believe in leaving
thc door open to any man. Therefore
they ought to insist upon all day
labor, out of which the municipality
would get more satisfaction than contract work. He contended that day
labor was 50 per cent, better than
any contract work ever done in South
Vancouver. No one could imagine
Dodges and Schemes
put up by contractors to get over the
work, and he knew where stakes in
roads had been altered, and in clearing half the stumps had been covered.
Contractors were only looking for
the dollar. No resolution was proposed, and the formation of thc sick
and benefit society was then proceeded with.
Organized Co-operation
The Chairman said it was proposed
to form a society to which the sub
scription would bc one dollar a
month, with an entrance fee of one
dollar. The benefits would bc $9 a
week in case of sickness and accident,
ind $100 at death, which would be
collected by a levy on the members.
The surplus funds at the end of the
year would be equally divided among
the members.
Mr. Waits spoke upon the advantages accruing from such a society.
Several speakers thought thc proposed benefits were too heavy, and it
was explained that these would be
fixed later by  tbe  rules.
The Chairman pointed out that
their employment was the most
healthy possible, and sickness among
the employees was very small indeed.
Ile anticipated a dividend of from 40
lo 60 o'er cent. It would take months
of solid bard work to get the society
into shape and on a good, sound basis.
They could hardly realize what the
society would mean to them.
Mr. J. E. Pritchard proposed that
thc society be formed.
Mr. D. Ilobson seconded, and said
he saw no reason why there should
not be 500 members.
Tbe resolution was carried unanimously, thc title to be "Thc South
Vancouver Municipal Employees Sick
and Accident Dividend Society."
Mr. A. Messenger was appointed
president; Mr. Pritchard, vice-president; Mr. J. Waits, treasurer, and Mr.
T. Guildford, secretary pro tern.
Thc Chairman said they must not
strike a line at any nationality whatever, and all resolutions passed in
committee must be comprised by thc
whole society. Committees were appointed from each district in the
Thc Albert Medal of thc Royal Society of Arts for the current year has
been awarded by the Council, with the
approval of the president, H. R. H. the
Duke of Connaught, to the Right Hon.
Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal,
G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C L.,
F.R.S., for his services in improving
the railway communications, developing the resources and promoting the
commerce and industry of Canada and
other parts of the British Empire
Ihere was a time when most foreigners travelling to England had to
visit a tailor on arriving in order to
have their buttons changed. According to a law passed in the 18th century, any person in England wearing
buttons made of cloth, serge, drugget,
or frieze was liable to a penalty of
$10. y
Famous Old British Columbia Fort on
Fraser River Has Romantic History
By   Harold   Sands
Somewhat of a flutter was created
at historic Hope the other day when
an Indian "kicked over" in the sand
a gold nuggel as "big as a beu*s egg."
Aboul the same lime another discovery was reported at Ruby Creek, just
below Hope. Of course all the old-
timers along Ihe Fraser River immediately got out their gold pans anil
rockers and tried their luck "just once
more." Comes the same old story���
nuggets as big as a hen's egg are almost as scarce as hens' teeth.
Tbe excitement at Hope brings
back   to  thc  memory  of  the  "oldest
inhabitant" of the   famous    British
Columbia town the golden days when
nuggetl were really plentiful and a
man could make bis ounce or two of
gold per day. Lucky prospectors
scooped out gold from Murderer's
liar, four miles below Hope, for a
distance of one hundred and forty
miles along the Fraser. Records of
1858 show that in the Hope district
an ounce a day, worth about twenty
dollars, was common wages, while
some miners earned two or more
ounces daily for weeks together.
Hope grew mightily in those days,
running Yale a very close race for
the honor of being the leading city
on the mainland of liritish Columbia.
Today its splendor has been dimmed,
but there are many who still believe in
it. The glery of Hope has not gone
forever, they say.
One of a Chain of Forts
The establishment of Hope was coincident with the first discovery of
gold on tbe Pacific Coast. In other
words, tbe town came into being at
the time of the finding of the yellow
metal in California, ten years previous to the rush to thc Fraser River.
Not as a gold city did it make its
start, but as one in a chain of forts
erected by that giant pioneer of the
West, the Hudson's Bay Company.
Hope received its name in a peculiar way. Several brigades of Hudson's Bay servants endeavored to
open a road from Fort Yale into the
Similkameen, but the result was so
disastrous and the dangers encountered so many that it was decided to
establish another fort a short distance below Yale and on the other
side of the Fraser, from which it was
expected there would be more advantageous passage into the interior. Expecting better fortune through having
the new fort as headquarters, the fur
traders decided to name the new establishment  Hope.
For beauty and grandeur of scenery Hope can hardly be excelled, and
it proved not only a most convenient
station for company trading purposes,
but became an important stopping
place for miners during the Fraser
River excitement and the subsequent
extraordinary rush  to Cariboo.
It was, in fact, the stampede from
California to the Fraser which really
put Hope on the map. As a Hudson's
Bay post it was important but sleepy,
like a London Alderman; as the outfitting place of the bronzed and
bearded miners it was styled as "next
in importance to the capital of British
From thirty to forty thousand men
of all sorts and conditions, from the
Pacific Coast alone, joined in the mad
rush to the Fraser in the late fifties.
As Hope was but a few miles from
the place where gold was first discovered in the river, the fort soon assumed a position of importance not only
to the miners but to the Government. Governor Douglas hurried to
thc fort, and, as Bancroft puts it:
"Here the representative of the British Crown set up his little government and published a plan for establishing order and administering
justice on thc Fraser River."
This was no task for a pigmy, but
Douglas proved equal to it. Warlike
Indians and wild white Westerners
made his task all the harder. The
natives threatened to sweep the conn-
try of white men; the miners were
ready to annihilate the redskins. Open
hostilities were prevented for a time
by the personal intervention and influence of Douglas with miners as
well as  Indians.
Thieving and lighting braves imposed Upon lhe miners to an extent
that became almost unbearable, however, and finally several prospectors
were murdered by Indians. Stripped
and headless bodies of miners thai
were found floating down the Fraser
told that Ihe aborigines wcre on the
Mass meetings of miners were called at both Hope and Yale to take
sups lo chastise thc Indians. A
minority of the miners was in favor
of extreme measures in order "to
teach the Indians a severe lesson."
However, the majority of the whites
were peaceably disposed, and it was
decided that an expedition should
visit the tribes and exact treaties of
peace. This was accomplished at a
minimum loss of life, and Governor
Douglas was able to devote himself
to the peaceful occupation of having
town sites surveyed beside the forts
of Hope, Langley, and Yale. He appointed justices of the peace and constables and arranged for the construction of public buildings. Hope
took on a flourishing aspect and appeared to have been exceedingly well
Still Looking to the Future
With thc passing of the gold excitement, however, Hope, like Yale,
reverted to the village state, and the
majority of its population vanished
almost in a night. It revived for a
brief while during the early days of
the Canadian Pacific Railway, but fell
asleep again until about two years
ago, when there was a rush to Steamboat Camp, and miners and prospectors once again crowded the little
town. It even rose to the dignity of
having a newspaper.
Unfortunately the bottom fell out
of Steamboat and Hope was doomed
to experience another disappointment.���"Canadian  Collier's."
W.   A.   BELL
301 50th Avenue East
South Hill P. O.
Estimates Given
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
Northwestern League
Vancouver v. Seattle
July 15 to 20
Weekday games 4 o'clock
Saturday afternoons.   3 o'clock
Vancouver vs. New Westminster-1912
July 20. August 3. August 17, August 24.
and  September   14.
Season tickets for abote games, entitling
holders to the same seats for every game, are
on sale at Harry Godfrey's Sporting Goods
(tore,  132  Hastings Street West.
The pay rolls and accounts passed
by the Municipal Council last week
amounted  to $71,383.04.
Many minor matters were considered in the lire chief's report which
came before the lire committee at
their meeting on Thursday night last
week. The entire report was adopter!,
The chief's first recommendation was
that ladders be bought for use in thc
schools, which could be used in case
of roof fires.
There will bc ordered one dozen
half-inch nozzles for thc use of the
department. This last item was asked
for hy the chief after the lire at the
Imperial stables, where he claimed
that much water had been unnecessarily wasted, due to the large size of
the nozzles then in use. The contract for the supplying of uniforms
for thc lire department was left to the
The matter of the payment of a
Cheque issued to the secretary of No.
1 lire hall, and which had never been
received, came up. The matter re
solved itself into the fact lhat thc
check had been issued to a man named
VV. Wright, who was the secretary,
but was received by another man of
the same name, who cashed it. The
matter of recovering the money will
be gone into.
The  Uniform  of  His  Country
First of all, it should bc understood
that Colonel Sam Hughe*, Minister
of Militia, is a fine figure of a man,
having a face indicative of more than
the average amount of intelligence
and a carriage that was developed by
the pride of youth and matured by
riding across the South African veldt.
One day he was standing on a street
corner in Toronto when a young lady,
in a "swell" tailored suit and a hurry,
stepped up to him with this request :
"Say, mister, will you tell me what
car will take me to Parkdale?"
The general, who is as polite as he
is handsome���and that statement contains neither sarcasm nor satire���removed his military cap and put a few
creases into his military uniform hy
convoluting his figure into a profound bow. Having made this preliminary pantomime, he gently informed thc lady that it almost broke
his heart to say that he was a stranger
in thc city and unfamiliar with thc
routes and personal habits of the
street cars.
"Well," said the girl, greatly irritated, "why don't you know? Ain't
you a policeman?"
The municipal accounting staff have
their annual picnic today (Saturday).
Bowen Island is the rendezvous. SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912
Greene & Merkley
Mortuary and Service Chapel
305 Pender St. W.
Day or Night Phone : Sey. 340
3210 Main Street, near  16th Avenue
Grant Phipps
(Successor to M. Jenkins)
Estimates given      JOYCE STREET
For Quality and Purity come to the
Corner 24th and Main
Z. Aheroni, Prop.
Toronto  Furniture
Furnish   Houses   at   Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont 1660
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 404
Order    Office :    3418    Commercial
Street, Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining  car   terminus)
Terms Cash
Melrose Nursing Home
Special attention given to Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
825 25th Ave. East���Phone : Fair. 987
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
In any season never cut flowers in
the daytime. Always do it in the
morning or evening.
* *    *
Buttering bread or cracker on
which cheesi- il to be toasted improves the flavor. Mixing paprika
with  the butter is also good.
* *    *
When serving any of the rich
cheeses like Uric, Gorgonzola or
Roquefort, many hostesses now pass
cream cheese or some milder cheese
with it.
* *    *
Have you tried cheese balls rolled
in egg and bread crumbs and fried
in boiling fat? They are delicious
when  served with  lettuce hearts and
Virginia  ham.
* *    *
A length of strong wire fastened
by two nails driven in tlie wall above
thc shelf of pots and pans makes a
very neat and convenient support for
tin lids and covers.
* *    *
Did you ever fill celery stalks with
a mixture of Roquefort cheese and
sherry or brandy? You must beat it
until it is soft and smooth, It is
simply  delicious.
* *    *
When bediiuilts or blankets are too
short, sew a stout piece of cloth to
one end. This can be tucked under
the waitress, and the bed clothing is
held firmly in place.
* *    *
When using melted cheese on sandwiches or rounds of croutons re-
meniber lo melt it in a hot oven; take
off before it has cooked to harden in
point and serve immediately,
* *    *
When making pies, before baking
put two or three pieces of macaroni
in the centre of the crust, so as to
allow the Steam to escape without the
juice running over the top.
* *    *
A person who uses gasoline freely
for cleaning purposes says she adds
a few drops of oil of cedar to the last
rinsing of gasoline. It helps to remove  the odor of the cleaning fluid.
* *    *
Make cheese balls some time with
cream cheese, mixed with grated
green sap-sago cheese, and see what
an appetizing addition to your salad
course you will have.
* *    *
Many housewives tire themselves
almost to exhaustion when, if they
had a rocking chair in the kitchen, a
multitude of small matters, which do
not require standing on the feet
could be done.
* *    +
Carbolic acid may get into the eye
by mistake. Alcohol in some form
is the thing to use, either pure or in
the form of whisky or brandy. One
part of Ihis to three parts of water
is the strength required,
* *    *
ll is always better to have an upright piano  placed  against  an  inside
wall, if possible, as the outside walls
f any house are apt to gather moisture, and this will, in time, affect i  <���
* ��    ��
When in the process of laundering
you come across spots or stains of
whose nature you are uncertain, as a,
lirst medical resort, try pure kerosene,
using a small brush dipped in the oil
tu scrub lhe spot with.
��    *    *
The use of crepe paper for transom
curtains in summer cottages is a new
idea. It is lacked in plaits along the
top and can match the color scheme
in any room. It looks fresh and
dainty, and can be replaced al slight
* ��    >
Place the right side of the article to
be ironed upon a heavy Turkish
towel, which has been folded in
several thicknesses. Then iron on the
wrong side. The embroidery will stand
out remarkably well if treated in this |
* *    *
Yellow, dingy lace curtains are most
speedily restored to their former,
purity of color If boiled in a strong |
soapsuds which is half milk and hall
water. Boil them thus thirty minutes
and proceed to finish washing them
as usual.
* *    *
Patent leather shoes and slippers I
will last twice as long if you wipe i
them off occasionally with a soft doth j
that has been wrung out of olive oil.
Keep the cloth in a small tin box, one'
that has a cover, and lhe oil will lasl
a long time.
* *    *
Onions are almost the best nervine known, They are most useful
in cases of nervous prostration, and
will greatly assist in toning up the
system. They are useful in all cases
ol coughs, COldl, influenza, scurvy and
kindred complaints.
* *    *
The fading of colored articles is
due often not to the washing, bul to
lhe ironing. Too hot irons are used
directly on lhe material and this will
more quickly fade delicate colors than
any amount of washing. The effect
is even worse than strong sunlight.
* *    *
In cleaning out the bureau drawers
and closets do not throw or give
away Underclothing that is much
worn. By cutting the buttons and
seams off these pieces make the very
best of dust rags, mop cloths and
cloths for cleaning woodwork or paint.
* *    *
If you wish to have soft, fluffy,
light and moist cakes, follow this
rule : Never beat the eggs; add the
Unbeaten yolks to the creamed butter
and sugar; add the whites after all lhe
other ingredients have been added,
just stirring enough to mix well with
the liattcr.
After some years' usage every sewing machine is likely to clog up with
line dust which the machine oil collects on lhe bearings, .as soon as
the machine begins lo work heavily,
take out the shuttle, and then give
every movable  part  a  generous  bath
of gasoline,
* ��   *
If your last year's panama straw1
hat is yellow and soiled, wash it in
a warm castih soap lather lo which
a few drops of ammonia have been
added. Rinse well in tepid water,
using a soft nail brush, and then rub
with a soft, clean rag until the hai Is
thoroughly dry.
* ���    ���
When in need of a patch to mend i
the seat of a little boy's pants of wash
suits, ami no material apparently is
available, take the underside of the
big sailor collar, thereby making a |
better match than even new goods
Replace the underside of the collar
with anything suitable.
* *    *
A wooden hand to be used in place
of one's own when cleaning gloves is
a boon to the woman who must practise this little economy. N'aphtha and
gasoline, as every one who has used ,
then knows, arc apt to leave the
huiuan hand that has been inserted'
in a glove irritated and sore.
* *    *
In laundering the skirts made of
pique, cotton goods or of woollen
material, it is better to pin them to
lhe line by the waistband, so that they
will hang straight down, instead of
by the hem. If pinned at the lop
they will shrink evenly all around instead of sagging, as they often do hy
the  other  method.
* *    *
To clean Irish crochet or any deli
cate fabric which will not stand
rubbing, put into a fruit jar (or any
jar that can be tightly sealed I, wilii
enough gasoline to 'over the article,
teal the jar and shake about three
minutes. Let stand fifteen minutes
or more and shake again; open the
jar and lake oul lhe article being
treated and let drain a moment; if the
din is not all removed, rub lightly
with lhe gasoline, replace and shake
again. When dry the article will
look like new.
* *    *
When tired of sweel jellies and
jam-., try lemon honey for sandwiches
and tarts. Ileal well together one
cupful of sugar, one egg and butler Ihe
size of a walnut. Add juice and graled
rind of one lemon. Stir well, put into
a double boiler, cook slowly till thick,
avoiding stirring after it begins to
cook.    Add tiny pinch of salt.
* *    *
Instead of spreading out sheets and
ironing them by themselves, try this
plan: Fold the sheet in half, then
quarter, lay on ironing board as
though to iron. Now, iron the rest
of clothes on top of sheet, turning
it between pieces so as to reach all
parts, finally folding, and begin on
another  sheet.
Will BUY you a home under our easy-payment plan. Small casb
payment, balance easy monthly instalments, no mortgage to assume.
Our houses are fully modern, artistically designed, and close to car-
line, school and stores.
A Savings Account may be opened with any amount from $1.00
upward. We pay 4 per cent., credited quarterly. Each depositor is
furnished with a check book, in a handsome seal-grain leather lover,
and is privileged to issu? checks against his or her account. Get into
the habit of paying all your household bills by cheque. It is the safest
Bankers Trust Corporation Ltd.
166 Hasting., St. West
The Square Deal Realty Company
South Vancouver Specialists
Twenty-fifth and Main Phone : Fairmont 807
R, G. SIMM, Manager
Scraped raw potatoes, put into de
canters wilh cold water, will clean
them if left in for two or three days.
If you want to buy a House.      We can sell you one ready*
built, or will build one to your order.
Easy terms and satisfaction guaranteed
Phone : Fairmont 1492
Tuesday, July 16, "&T
Upwards of 50 Lots, being Block 18, D. L. 50, East Collingwood
Some Reasons Why This Property is Most Valuable
This property is the highest elevated in South Vancouver
This property is only 50 feet from Carleton School, only one block from
fire hall; it is dotted with many residences now.
On the property also are a first-class bakery, butcher store, tailor shop, furniture store and rooming house.
There are now sidewalks all around it, with all streets and lanes graded, and
all lots cleared.
This property is the best located at East Collingwood for business or residential, being on Joyce St., McDonald and Kerr Road.
This property is only one Block from the Westminster Road which will be
block-paved with double-track carline shortly, and will then be the most used
thoroughfare on the Mainland, as it is the highway to the South, and will connect with the Pacific Highway to Mexico, and will also be the popular drive
between Vancouver and New Westminster. Many costly residences will be
erected along the route, especially west of Central Park at East Collingwood.
Carleton School
All these lots are quite close to Carleton School, which is a credit to any
city. There are now in attendance from five to six hundred pupils, and has 14
teachers, and it is a high-grade school in every way.
Joyce Street is now recognized as the business street of East Collingwood.
Every branch of trade is now represented, or will be shortly. There are yet
some great openings for business, and as rents are reasonable there are more
profits at the end of the month.
Do you know that more passengers embark and debark at East Collingwood station than any two stations on the line?
There is now city water, electric light and telephone service in Block 18,
and consequently it is the most desirable for business or residences anywhere to
be found in Greater Vancouver.
Do not fail to inspect this property���seeing is believing���only 7$��c fare to
the place, cars run every 15 minutes from corner Carrall and Hastings, from
main central B. C. E. R. depot.
TERMS���The terms are as follows : 25 per cent, cash, 25 per cent, in
three months, balance 1 and 2 years at 7 per cent. To anyone who erects a
building to the value of $1,000, the balance will be 1, 2, 3 and 4 years, interest
payable semi-annually.
A. M. BEATTIE, Auctioneer
Office: 108-109 Dodson Block
Vancouver, B. C.
25 Hastings Street East EIGHT
J. D. Fraser & 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.
Collingwood Notes
Powe's  Furnishing  Store
On account of limited space, we are sacrificing our present
lines of boots, shoes, hats, and caps
To make room for a large line of new goods soon to arrive.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Equipped with up-to-date machinery.
Every order receives our prompt attention.
First-class work done.
Pioneer Dry Goods Store
J. Shaw
E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
Approximately seventy per cent, of
thc ratepayers on Rupert Street, be-
tweetl Government and Westminster
Roads, have signed the forms grant-
inn seven feet off their respective
properties in order to widen thc road
to an 80ft, thoroughfare, The widening scheme of this portion of the
road may therefore be said to be practically assured, lu view of thc fact
that committees from the West Collingwood and District Improvement
Association have been working on
this proposition for only a few days,
the reception of the scheme is nothing
short of remarkable.
At a meeting of the association on
Monday night, in the offices of the
West Collingwood Sash and Door
Factory, the reports of the various
committees were received, and they
reported that practically every person
interested so far approached had
either signed or had announced their
intention of giving their share of land
to make the widening scheme possible.
Rupert Street therefore, from Government Road to Westminster Road,
should soon take its place as one of
the most important and desirable
thoroughfares in South Vancouver.
There is every reason to believe
that the work of widening this particular portion of the road will be completed this year. At the meeting on
Monday night, Councillor Spencer
Robinson was in attendance, and assured the meeting that if thc Council
wcre approached at once, provision
would be made immediately for the
work. He explained that there was
still sufficient money in Ward I to
complete this widening proposition,
and he expressed his conviction that
the Council would lend every aid to
thc movement.
With the widening of this road the
bridge on the interurban line of the
B. C. E. R. at Rupert Street will undoubtedly be razed.to a level crossing. Numerous complaints have been
recorded against the present structure,
owing to thc impossibility of all vehicles to pass under it. With a permanent grade on Rupert Street this point
will be raised rather than lowered,
and the difficulties of transportation
increased rather than diminished. In
view of this fact, every effort is being made to have the B. C. E. R. consent to lower its line and thereby do
away with the structure. A conference is to be held some time this
week of the engineers of the municipality and the B. C. E. R., which Mr.
Sperling, general manager of the
company hM been invited to attend,
and at wtii'h representatives of the
association w ill voice their opinions.
The aldermen of Ward VIII of Vancouver have also been invited to attend this conference, as the interests
of the city also are involved in this
question. Mr. Sperling, In a letter
to the association the other night,
promised that the engineers of the
company would report on the matter.
The widening of Rupert street will
be but the beginning of a general improvement scheme of the roads leading into that thoroughfare. A permanent grade is now being made on
Euclid Avenue, wjiile the grading of
Vanness Avenue is also expected to
be started simultaneously with the
widening of Rupert Street.
The question of the erection of a
school on the site on the Rupert
Street site was also discussed, and a
deputation, consisting of Messrs. C.
Bailey and J. Graham, was appointed
to wait on the Board of School Trustees with a view to having them use
thc present buildings on the site for
school purposes during the winter
months, and until a permanent
school building is erected.
All Kinds of Building Material
Dealers in Lumber, Brick, Sand, Lime, Gravel, Tacoma Plaster,
Satin Spar, Etc.
ci ���
A 33ft. Lot on Westminster Road, at Ferguson, with fine new
5-room Bungalow, set back, allowing for store on front. $4,200.
Terms Arranged.
Black  &  McDonnell
418 Abbott Street Phone : Sey. 637?
Branch Office : Westminster and Wales Rd.
Phone :  Collingwood 52
One and three-quarter acre, in Burnaby, for $4,000. $1,000 cash, and
2'/i years for the balance.   This is certainly a cheap buy.
Two Lots, 33</2 by 160ft., close to Central Park Station. $475 each;
$75 cash, balance $10 a month.
Westminster Road Lot, 68 by 175ft., all in grass, for $2000. $200
cash, balance $60 every three months. This is the cheapest Lot on
the Westminster Road-
GEORGE HORNING & CO. ce^tl,opnark
Vancouver Brokerage Ltd.
Fifth Floor Holden Building, Vancouver B. C.
Phones :  Seymour 4245 and 9167
Homes built to suit purchasers, on easy terms
The water supply of the district was
also discussed, and this matter was
left in the hands of Mr. Robinson to
take up with the Council. Another
important matter was decided upon in
the naming oi a committee whose
duty it shall be to attend all the meetings of the Council and report on the
proceedings as they affect thc inter
ests of the district.
Another meeting of the Association
has been called for Monday night of
next week, when it is expected that
enough names will have been secured
to the forms asking for the widening
of the road to make it possible for
the association to go to the Council
al once and ask for thc work to be
put under way immediately.
The secretary was also instructed to
write the Board of Trade asking that
in any publicity given to South Vancouver the advantage of thc Collingwood District should not be overlooked.
*   *   *
Fire on Westminster Road
Last Friday morrllng a serious fire
occurred on the premises of Mr.
Robert Flack, Westminster Road,
Collingwood East. Mr. Flack is a
tailor and general outfitter, and his
store, along with the stock, valued at
$1,500, were destroyed. The fire
broke out about two o'clock on Friday
morning, when the flames had obtained a good hold on the premises. An
alarm was given immediately by Mr.
Fosker, a brother-in-law of Mr. Flack,
but before thc brigade from No. 1 station arrived, the premises were
doomed. The loss to Mr. Flack is
about $1,000, as thc insurance on the
stock is only $500. It was insured in
the Western Empire Insurance Office,
through Mr. G. Appleby. Thc business will be continued in the residential part of the premises until the store
is rebuilt. The grocery store next
door was badly scorched, but it was
saved through the efforts of the brigade.
*    *    *
Widening of Westminster Road
Mr. A. P, Black and several other
ratepayers in the Westminster Road
district of East Collingwood attended
the Board of Works meeting at the
end of last week to request the Board
to proceed with the widening and
paving of that road. They pointed
out that the Provincial Government
had promised $70,000 towards thc cost,
and they thought it would be a pity
if that money were lost through the
Council not proceeding with the work.
After a long discussion as to the
difficulties in the way owing to the
ambiguity of the Municipal Clauses
Act, Mr. Black was given to understand that if the ratepayers of the district in question can obtain the requisite number of signatures to a
petition to the Council asking for a
bylaw for the purpose, the Council
would do all that is possible to get the
work carried out at the earliest opportunity, and thc engineer was instructed to prepare a profile of the
road from Boundary Road to Knight
Road. Mr. Black said he would undertake lo proceed with the petition.
Knox Church Picnic
On Wednesday next, July 17, the
members of the congregation and Sunday School children associated with
Knox Presbyterian Church will have
their annual picnic to Stanley Park.
The party will leave at 9.30 a.m. The
car will stop at Collingwood West
and East Earl's Road and Beacons-
field. A cordial invitation is given
to all members to be present. Tea
will be arranged for in the park, and
given a fine day, no doubt a most enjoyable outing will be experienced.
is Going to be the Centre
of a Great City
Prices in this district will advance and advance, and
then advance, and we will think with wonder of the
time that we could buy at present prices.
Share the prosperity of this district by buying a lot in
one of our new subdivisions.
317 Pender West
Collingwood East
Children's Corner
Story of a Seashore Playhouse
This is a story about a little girl
who lived in a small house near the
seashore with her father and mother
and who had no brothers and sisters
of her own and no playmates. Her
name was Mabel, and because she
had no one to play with she used to
"make believe."
Mabel's playhouse was not like the
playhouses of other little girls. It was
on thc side of a ledge at thc top of the
field behind her father's house.    She
| "made believe" that the ledge was a
I lighthouse and that she was the keep-
| er  of  the   light.   An   old   tin  lantern
I fastened   to   a     broomstick,     which
Mabel had pushed well into a crevice
in the ledge, was thc light.
Mabel would say to herself that she
was the lighthouse-keeper., and she
kept a watchful eye on thc vessels that
came round thc point. She had a
comfortable seat made by the formation of the rocks, almost like a
natural armchair, with a very high
back and arms and a broad seat, so
broad that she could lay her whole
length on it. This rocky seat faced
the bay, and it was just above it that
the light hung, and here Dinah, the
assistant lighthouse-keeper, generally
Dinah was a big black rag doll that
Mabel's mother had made for her.
She had blue beads for eyes, a pale
pink silk nose and a bright red
worsted mouth. Her hair was as kinky
as a ravelled black wool stocking
could make it, and her dress was a
faded blue calico we'l covered by a
broken gingham apron.
The assistant lighthouse-keeper was
supposed to tend thc light when Mabel
was not there. A wooden salt box
gave the assistant the needed shelter
from storms. The box was a little
short for Dinah's length, so that her
legs had to be doubled under to get
her completely into it. But Dinah did
not mind. Mabel had told her of all
that shipwrecked sailors had to suffer
if lighthouse-keepers were careless
and neglected a light, and Mabel felt
sure that Dinah was willing to be
doubled up if necessary.
When Mabel was eight years old a
very wonderful thing happened.   Her
cousin Flora, a little girl Mabel's age,
came to visit her. After her arrival
one of Flon.'s first questions was,
"Have you a playhouse?"
"I have a play ligl.fhouse," answered Mabel.
"What is that?" asked Dora, looking at Mabel in astonishment.
"Come and see," said Mabel, and
the two little cousins went up to tlie
ledge and Flora saw Dinah and the
lantern, and for the first time heard
about lighthouses.
"But a real playhouse has broken
dishes and mud pics, and yr.,i ask
other little girls to come to tea," said
Mabel shook her head. "I shouldn't
like that kind," she said, "and I could
not ask any little girls to tea, because
there aren't any little girls for miles
and miles."
"Oh, dear," said Flora, who had two
little sisters and a good many playmates, "you must be lonesome all the
Now it was Mabel's turn to look
"What is being lonesome?" she
Flora tried to explain, but the best
she could "do was to say that being
lonesome was wanting someone to
play with. But Mabel shook her head.
"I always have Dinah," she said, "and
I can make believe that little girls
come on visits, and I can play that I
am a sea captain and my ship is in a
big storm. I expect to be a sea captain
some day or a lighthouse-keeper."
It was a very wonderful summer to
both thc little cousins. Flora had her
own playhouse at thc foot of thc ledge,
with broken dishes and mud pies, and
Mabel came to tea, just as her cousin
had told her other little girls did.
Flora often visited the lighthouse and
learned to know the difference between a sloop and a schooner and the
names of sails. But each little girl was
satisfied with her own playhouse.���
Youth's   Companion.
"I was much struck, auntie, by thc
famous picture in the gallery, 'The
Queen's Command'���Philip Burnc-
"Yes ; but the wretched creature
must have been a pagan queen when
she gave the order to burn poor Jones!
And I hope you girls don't dwell too
much on the cruelties practiced in
thc ancient times!"
Beaver Lands Ltd.
Successors to the Collingwood Land Company
Real Estate and Insurance
Head Office
505 Richards St.
Collingwood East
2653 4th Ave. W., Kitsilano
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
(Clements & Tufnail)
Dealers in
Collingwood West Station
Get our prices before placing your order.   First-class work.
Prompt delivery.   Estimates most cheerfully furnished.
No. 1 Road and Grant (Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash
payment. These lots are cleared, and some have been
resold at nearly double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near Park Avenue.
Cleared. Splendid Business Site. Away below market
The widening and paving of Westminster Road are now
an assured fact, and prices will soon be on the jump. Get
in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Phone :  Collingwood 13R
Pioneer Transfer Co.
Phone: Collingwood 32
T. Craig
Collingwood East
Fresh Meats of all descriptions at prices
that ate right.
Westminster Road
Screen Doors and Windows
Add to the comfort of your home and save doctors' bills by equipping your house with screen doors and windows. Our stock is large,
and prices right.
Furnish your kitchen from a large shipment of cooking utensils
which have just been received.
CD       CrADMCV     Formerly Manitoba
���    D.    rC-MTVlYCT Hardware Co.
Riverview Realty Co.
We believe in the destiny of South Vancouver. We believe that Fraser Street is the natural commercial centre
of South Vancouver. We will give you our reasons for
this belief if you call upon us.
J. L. EVANS,  Manager
Corner of Fraser Street and Ferris Road
The Summer Season of Racing is now under way
Special trains leave over B. C. Electric double-
track system from Granville Station at 12.30, 1
o'clock, 1.30 and 2 o'clock.
Seven Running Races Daily
Over 400 of the best horses ever brought to
British Columbia to be seen under silk.
Admisson including Round Trip Tram Tickets $1.25
Comment on Sporting Events
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 :  Slst 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 parts of South
Cedar Cottage Pioneer Agents     (Office at  Station)
City "Auction Mart," 123 Pender West
NOTE :   No particulars will be ^iven over the telephone
The Industrial Trust Company
riionc :   Seymour 3187
We have opened a department for South Vancouver and District.<
Send or call with your Listings-���Acreage, Lots,
Agreements of Sale purchased. Mortgage Loans
arranged.   Rents collected.
A. Meston
Cor. John and 30th Avenue
Manager South Vancouver Department.
When in need of printing, why not put your
work in the hands of the printer who can give you
neatness and attractiveness and a general tone of refinement which is to be found only in high-class
The presses of the Greater Vancouver Publishers
Limited produce work which compares with thc output
of thc best printshops on thc Coast
Bring your printing troubles to the offices of the
Greater Vancouver Publishers Limited, and let us prescribe for you.   You will bc satisfied.
We are prepared to take care of any kind of job
printing at. short notice.
Phone Fairmont 1874, or call
Greater  Vancouver  Publishers
Comer  30th  Avenue  and  Main Street
Block    in    South
The Last Chance   OA   ApDC
to  Acquire a      ��""Av-l\Ei
Already Subdivided into 129 Lots
Act quickly.   $2,000 per acre.   J4 cash, balance 1, 2, and 3 years
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When the score is hung up after the
match in Xew Westminster un Saturday afternoon it will be pretty generally known whether the Vancouver
club will have a chance Io hold the
.Minto Cup at the end of the present
season, or whether we may look for
the old champions to once more
gather round lhe battered old pewter.
To dan- the New Westminster club is
(ravelling  in   championship   form  ami
they have now a commanding had
over the cup bidders. Should they
lake the match which is fixed for
Ihe Royal City on Saturday afternoon,
it may almost be accepted that they
will not be headed in the race thi I
season and that they will once more
style themselves holders of the cup.
1 'radically lhe last chance of the
Vancouver club is wrapped up in the
verdict which will be breezed out this
Saturday. The Vancouver team during the present season has won but
one fixture out of the six played, and
with only seventeen matches sched
uled a loss of thc contest on Saturday
would lo all intents and purposes
close the race. Of course the Vancouver team would have a chance, but
it would be so slight as to be hardly
worth figuring.
The game, which will bc staged
over in the Royal City on Saturday,
therefore, will in all probability be
one of the greatest contests of thc
year. With the cup to a large extent
hinging upon the result of this contest it is not likely that either of the
clubs will overlook any bets, and tbe
fans will almost certainly be treated
to the sensational throughout. Special provision is being made by the
tram company to handle the crowds
who will accompany the team from
Vancouver to Westminster, and the
fans in the last-named city arc expected to turn out to this contest in
a manner which will mark a. new
record for the present year.
��    *    ��
It will be interesting to note the
line-up of the Vancouver team
against the old champions in this
match. In the holiday game in Vancouver, the green-shirts were not
placed to thc best advantage. That
was as plain to the novice who sat in
the seats as it was plain to thc expert. It was an experiment. Today
there will bc no experiments, and the
selection of thc players who will make
the team and the places they will fill
have been left entirely to the players
ihemselves. Playing together from
day to day, Con Jones figured that
they might better be able to strike a
winning combination, and he has turned over this problem for their solution. It will bc interesting to note
just how the team lines up in this
*    *    *
Little wonder that there is such a
struggle on thc part of the New Wist
minster club to regain'the cup this
summer, for the pickings which will
come to the club holding this particular piece of silverware at the close
oi this season will probably be the
largest in any series of cup games to
'line. At the present time il looks as
if two clubs unfamiliar to the Coast
will make the trip to the Pacific this
fall in quest of the Minto Cup, and
lhe mere fact lhat new faces will be
seen lined up against the cup holders,
whether they be Vancouver or New
Westminster, will have the effect oi
drawing record crowds. In tin- old
National Lacrosse I nioti the Coin
wall dub Minis lo have coin, mi,, iti
own al hist, and whether tlie team ni
the old Ontario 'own has greatly improved or lhe other clubs in the union
have   gone   down   owing   to   the   r.n
Written by an Expert
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Player    Pianoi,
Repairi,    Tone
Phone :     Fairmont  1125
These   hardy   evergreen   perennials
benefit through distinctive treatment.
They are as robust and reliable as any
herbaceous   or  evergreen   plant;   still.'
in   order   to   take   full   advantage   of;
their    exceptionally   long   season   of
Bower   all   dead   and   fading   blooms ] 3210 MAIN  ST.
must be remove,I from the plant- i
every week     L'nle" the .lumps are WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER
stripped ot then old blooms, the size i 1
and   coloring   of   the   new   ones   will '
R. W. E. Preston
NEAR   16th  AVE.
rapidl)  deteriorate.
The   clumps   mill   plenty  of  water
Stock on  hand
Repairing done
ages of the newly formed union, the|??rin�� "",',,|rv ""���"''"��� ��f" V'?'
fact remaim that the Cornwall club �� "'",-" W|M comt l,l' ""ty ������""' ""'
is now at the lop of the running with   "����""  "V.'.',"   ''"7  ~U'm\]"\"<   r
a g I clean lead, and the/ willprob-' '1";'1,">1-     V     V   , ,'r"u,",J llw tooU
ably come ihrough easily In -he, "1USt��� ,c '^'^'^ ���'"'' ����� often as
newly   formed   league   the     Toronto.I monthly;   otherwi
they will I'1?? ,llose r'L nl" :iw:,y    fr",n
���   j plants   instead   ol     penetrating
probably   take   thc   championship
those  quarters.    With  Cornwall and
Toronto! as the    challenging    teams
there  should  be  a  fitting  wind up  lo
the lacrosse season at the Coast.
*    *    *
The race in the Northwestern
League is simmering down, and il
looks as if the battle will be fought
out for the championship among the
Vancouver, Spokane and Seattle clubs.
Tacoma is down and out as a championship possibility, while Victoria
has hit the toboggan as predicted before the teams got going. Portland
is also slipping, and it remains for
the other three clubs to battle it out
for the flag.
The Vancouver team is enjoying a
slight advantage at this time of writing in view of the fact that they have
a three weeks' home scries which
should give them an opportunity to
gain some of the ground lost during
the past couple of weeks. Seattle
and Spokane arc making a mighty
fast pace of it, but as these clubs will
visit Vancouver within the course of
tbe next two weeks there should be
a splendid chance for Vancouver to
secure her position for the final
��    *   *
The races at Minoru Park are attracting great crowds of the sport-
loving followers. Some of the greatest runners which have ever been
brought into Canada are included
among the horses which are performing at Minoru, and the fans have been
treated to some fine races. Seven
races a day arc being staged on the
Lulu Island track, and they have been
of sufficient class to keep the attendance on their feet.
A splendid tram service is being
maintained to the course, and thc trip
to that point can be made in comfort
and haste. A big card has been at"
ranged for Saturday afternoon, and
several feature events arc on thc program. The operation of the pari-mu-
tuel is giving a great deal of basis-
faction. To date thc machines have
been paying long prices.
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor of  Chiropratic)
22nd    Avenue    East,    close
Avenue    East,
Main Street
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
You'll say so, if you try us.
25th  and  MAIN 8TREET
During lhe past few years many opportunities have been offered to the
public to buy right, in Connection with
realty in Vancouver and South Vancouver, but few of these occasions
will compare with what is in store
for the investing public when Mr. A.
M. Beattie puts up for the highest
bidder some of the finest residential
lots in South Vancouver at a public
sale to bc conducted in Pender Hall
on Tuesday afternoon next, at 2.30
p.m. The lots to be sold on this
occasion are located in one of the
most desirable portions in East Collingwood, which is one of the most
thrifty and growing districts in the
municipality. Nearly twenty-five
years ago Mr. Beattie acquired this
pot!ion of land, which has since been
broken up into lots. A number of
these lots have been sold from lime
to time, but it is the intention of Mr.
Beattie to dispose of the balance at
the sale on Tuesday, and those wdio
are anxious to buy at right prices and
in a place which is right should not
fail lo be present.
The lots which will go under the
hammer are located in Block 18 of
I.ol 50, and cover some of the most
desirable business and residential sites
in the Collingwood district. Joyce
Street lias long since been recognized
as a business street, and twenty two
of these lots tace mi ibis thoroughfare,
The balance ol" the 108 l"ls. a number
ol which have been sold and are now
built on, face on McDonald Slreel.
Kerr Road and lhe School Road.
Those eager to buy lots which are
high and dry should not neglect this
opportunity for purchase, for this
block of lots has been called Colling
wood Heights with a reason. This
property has the distinction of being not only the highest point in thc
Collingwood district, but holds the
record of marking thc highest point
in the entire municipality of South
Vancouver. Needless to say, a splendid view is obtainable to all sides,
while with the ever-increasing razing
of timber it is only a matter of short
time when a view of Vancouver and
North Vancouver will be possible.
From the standpoint of those who
desire a homestead, nothing better
has been placed before the public in
years, and it is doubtful if a better
buy than this particular property
could be named in South Vancouver.
Across from the property stands
Carleton School, which will soon be
as large as any of the schools in the
City of Vancouver with a daily attendance of scholars which is rapidly
mounting up to the thousand mark.
The homehuilder with a family will
have reason to investigate this proposition carefully, as the close proximity of a school is a feature which
should not be overlooked.
The proximity of this properly to
the Westminster Road is another
feature which has an important bearing from the standpoint of an investment. A movement is now on foot to
have tbe Westminster Road permanently paved from the boundary of tbe
City of Vancouver to thc boundary of
Burnaby.    That  will   mean   that   the
Westminster Road will bc paved in
front of the Carleton School, and as
tbe property is within a stone's throw
of this road it can be easily seen what
effect this work will have upon thc
values of realty which lie close to
that trunk road. The Westminster
Road is one of the oldest thoroughfares in the municipality and one of
lhe most important roads in thc province of British Columbia. The movement to have the road paved is meeting with a great deal of success, and
as the Government oi British Columbia has already set aside a sum of $70,-
000 for the paving of it in the municipality of South Vancouver, it is only
reasonable to suppose that within a
very short time active work will be
commenced  thereon.
Several   stores  have  already    been
rected   on   the   property   facing   on
ground near the rootlets.    Forking up ; 250
the   s ,i|   on  either  side  of  the  rows, j
and between the plants as well if pos- j Hours . 1J0 ,-,, fi     Consultation free
sible,  enables  them  to  retain  all  th;
rain;   and   rain   does   far   more  good j     Chiropractic  succeeds  where  medi-
than   any   amount   of   hosing,   seeing j cine fails.   For all complaints, whether
that   rain   contains   nitrogen���a   leaf-1 acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
making   fertilizer,   and   rainwater   is j the thing.
soft and so liquidizes lhe lood in the
earth   with   much   greater   ease   than i g~;
hard water.
How to Obtain Second Blossoms
But, however thoroughly we may
cultivate our pansies and violas, the!
blooms will become small and lose i
in color by tbe time lhe summer is
half over; and then more drastic
measures are necessary to make the
clumps flower again with their early
vigor. Nevertheless, a little attention
will reward us with blooms nearly thc
equal of those produced in May. To
bring about this desirable condition
of things, the old clumps must be cut
down, the soil enriched, and the roots
saturated. First cut all the old and
straggling stems as far back as possible, and cut the whole of the clump
to within an inch of the surface. This
is the only way in which thc temporarily exhausted plants can be renovated. Hard pruning will induce a
thicket of new growth, anil these
shoots can only develop into strong
stems by the aid of artificial or natural manure. The second step, therefore, is to trowel an inch layer of decayed dung into the surface of the
beds, or to bury some artificial beneath two inches of thc surface soil.
Thirdly, thoroughly drench the margins with water.
When these new shoots are several
inches in length is the orthodox time
for propagating by means of cuttings. However, these cuttings, although they strike readily enough,
have not the opportunity to make
much root ere the ground becomes
chill and wet. In cold gan.ens, especially, these autumn-struck cut-
lings are difficult to bring safely
Ihrough thc winter out of doors.
Selected Shoots
The shouts selected for transform
ing into next year's plantlets should
be the voting growths which have not
yet flowered. The shoots springing
from  the  base    of    the    established
Bricklayers, laborers, etc..
General Wolfe School, 27th
and Ontario. South Vancouver residents preferred.
C. HARRISON, Contractor
THE USE OF WATER for lawns, gardens,
streets and sidewalk sprinkling is strictly prohibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turned
oft and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
'Waterworks Superintendent
plants are to be preferred; if not, the | NOTICE TO THE RATEPAYERS
side shoots of the flowering stem-
will serve the purpose. The main
point in selection is that they shall
not have opened a flower; for shoots
which have spent their sap in flower
production,   naturally,     make    better
The Government Auditing Commissioner of
the  above-named   Municipality   will  have his J
office open from 10 to  11  in the forenoon of
plants���not stronger roots, but plants | each day (except days on which the Public
that will bring forth flowers of a high- I Inquiry  is   being   held)   for  the  purpose   of
er  standard.     Propagating  the  worn- ! cf^e? o?~lPe���dy mTyY be^reTnV and   ���
out  stems  means  lhat  the  new stock i may make any objection to such accounts as
will  not  bear blooms  the    equal    of . arc before the Auditor,
their parent- JAS.  B.  SPRINCFORD,
Sites for Cutting Beds
The   sites   for   the     cutting     beds
should be patches in a north border.
where they can receive little sunshine
and  Ihe  soil will be moist.    Arrange'
C. M. C.
Joyce   Street,  and  a  good   start   has | ;lle sliP? '" rows several inches apart.
been made on a business centre with
in itself. There arc telephones, electric light, and city water available on
all this property, so that those buying with a view to building will have
every convenience. With tin paving
of Westminster Road it is almost a
certainty that the Westminster Road
line of the B. C. E. R. will he extend
ed from Earls Road 10 the Boundary
Road,   so   lhat   the   residents   oi   this
district will be provided with another
quick means of transportation to tin
city besides experiencing a substantial
increase in the value ot the property
Already they have one of Ihe finest
lines of electric  railway  entering  lhe
city  in  the  Westminster   Interurban  between
line.    A seven and a half minute ser-   begins I
and at intervals of about four inches
in the lines. Dibble in the shoots two
inches   deep,   and   firm     the     mould
Health   Department
for the collection of garbage can now be pur-
Hall,   corner   Fraser   Street' and   Forty-third
Avenue,  as  provided  by  the  bylaw.
Box 1224, South Vancouver.
vice is now maintained over ibis line,
ind a  quick trip is made to  lhe  city
It 1�� the boast of the residents of Col- js ,,���,,,, worth the small private gar
hngwoud   hast  that  more  passengers   Oner's while.   With very little trouble
gently around each cutting; and. that   Jha*rd ,roro  lJ>e health  inspector,^Municipal
they may strike the more quickly, sec
that   each   slip   actually   touches   the
bottom of its hole.   This hole may be
formed with tin- ll.tt  end of a pencil.
There is no occasion to slice the base
��� il   the cutting,  lull  tlie  leaves  should
he nipped nff that portion �� lich will
bc iii tite --'i'     Further, aoj   Bowei
bud) ihi 'iihl he pinched out
After-care of the Cuttings.
The after ear,- oi the culting  beds
merely   I'mtsists   in   lightly   watering
when   the   soil   is  dry.  aiiii  in   !
thc  rows  when  ihe  surfaci
cake.   Transplanting might
be left   until  the  spring      In  conclus
ion,   propagating   pansies   and
JUNIi IR CLERK wanted at once.
���Apply !���' N. Hirst. Hank of Hamilton, Cedar Cottage,
FOR RF.N'T���Three   rooms,   same
Door, unfurnished, close to   carline;
suit    grown ups,    housekeeping.    $15.
Apply  "Greater   Vancouver  Chinook"
violas   office.
embark and disembark at the stati
at that point than at any other two
stations along the line of the road
from Vancouver to New Westminster.
As stated before, the sale will
public one. and will be
Fender Hall by Mr. Beattie himself
Those who are looking for a sound
and profitable investment will do well
to be on hand, as Mr. Beattie is determined to let these lots go without
he can bring 75 per cent, of the cuttings through the winter, and slips
of choice varieties can be secured
from friends and acquaintances.   Fur-
up   to   hydrant:   run   out  200  feet  of
hose:   strip   the   nozzle  ami   strike   a
target with a stream oi water.
4.    This event will bc run in heats.
i ��� | ���     j '   ---���     ..---- ..    ...-|.. ._..         _   u.       | �� iiu     .. i ��_ i ��� i     n*i     ���'���-    lull    ill     1H.C113,
I       A ���    tner> 'f tnc re��der makes thc cutting i The men will stand on scratch with
P2?5*i!i__i��   Patches tidily, anil keeps the soil stir- , boots off. and at a signal they must
red, there will be restful  clumps of Iron 25 yards, dress with rubber boots,
greenery during thc early autumn, a rubber coats and sou'wester hat, with
pleasing contrast to the brilliance of j key; when dressed run another 25
the border, and. unless required for j yards, coil up one length of hose 50
exhibiting in  1013. there is no reason j feet, and carry same to starting point.
"The    Northern    Lights    have    seen
strange sights,
Rut the strangest they ever did see
Was that night, by the marge of Lake
La Barge,
I cremated Sam Magee."
"Cremation of Sam Magee," "The
Spell of the Yukon," "The Law of
the Yukon," and many others of the
wild, virile works by Robert W. Service were given by Mr. Fred Archer,
when he entertained a large number
of bis friends on Friday night at a
specially arranged concert hall at his
premises on Main Street.
Of thc many artists who have endeavored to interpret Service, none
has been as successful as Mr. Archer.
He is an elocutionist, not by training, but by birth, and his histrionic
talents possess a merit that will some
day make him a leading light among
the great artists.
why the plantlets should not be allowed to bloom at will. Where thc
slips are planted in July, the patches
should be in full flower towards the
end of September, and until the season
of severe  frost, or winter's  damp.
The South Vancouver Firemen's
Association held a meeting at Cedar
Cottage Fire Hall on Monday night
when the wdiole of thc men turned out
in uniform. Chief Fireman Wand
presided. It was decided to hold the
annual sports in Central Park on
August 24.
Thc sports programme is as follows :
1. Making and breaking of hose
and nozzle; a dry test.
2. Coupling up three lengths of
hose and nozzles to hydrant; a dry
3. A hose reel race, consisting of
eight men to a team. To run 100
yards  from  start  to  hydrant;  couple
Each  man must be fully dressed before competing.
5. 100 yards sprint from scratch.
6. 220 yards event.
7. Half-mile event.
8. Two-mile event.
9. Putting  16-pound  shot.
10. Tug-of-war. Teams competing
from each hall; if, however, thc police wish to compete a team will be
selected from the fire halls, composed
of eight men.
11. This event will consist of running long jumps.
12. Throwing a cricket ball.
Thc committee of captains suggest
that the first four events be open and
thc others closed.
Thc fire department has already obtained close upon $100 in prizes, and
Chief Wand and the reception committee are busy arranging for visiting
volunteer companies. The other committees are all working to make the
occasion a great success. ���
The uniform corps attached to the
department will make their first ap-'
pearance in  public at the sports. ii i. wh mm>
The  Scenic Route of America
Special low Round-trip Tickets on
sale to all points East on various
dates during the Summer months
For a most delightful trip during
the warm weather take a trip on the
new fast
SS. Princess Patricia
Now making two trips daily between
Vancouver and Nanaimo.
For rates, reservations, and further
information apply to :
On Wednesday night the Cedar Cottage   English   Church   held   a   social
which was a great success,
ing a large attendance.
there be
guile a number of new places of
business are being opened up on
Fraser Avenue. A new grocery
store has jusl been opened under tbe
name ol the Meckla Cash Grocery at
the corner ol 47lh and Fraser.
MiLLARD,   Depot   Ticket   Agent,
MOE.   C.  P.  A.,  434   Hastings  St.,
W    BRODIE,   Gen.   Pass.   Agent,
Terminal Steam Navigation Co* Ltd.
Howe Sound Route
S.S. Baramba leaves Evans Coleman Dock
every morning at 9:15, Sunday 10:30 a.m.,
for llowen Island, llimlley's l,dg., Invcrcraig,
Anvil Island, 'Britannia Mines, Newport,
Squamish and Mill Creek. The Baramba arrive* at Newport at 2:15 p.m. and leave* at
2:30 p.m., arriving in Vancouver at 7:00 p.m.
Meals on hoard, 50 cents. Pare to Bowen
Island, 50 cents each way. All points above
Bowen Island, $1.00 each way. Special Excursion Tickets, good for day of issue, only
$1.00  Round Trip.
S.S. Britannia leaves Evans Coleman Dock
every morning at 9:15 a.m., Sunday at 10:30
a.m., for Great Northern Cannery, Caulfields,
Larsons, Fisherman's Bay, Alberta Bay
(Tuesdays only), Porteau, South Valley,
Britannia Mines, Newport. Squamish. Arrives at Newport 1:00 p.m., leaving at 1:30
p.m. and arrives back in Vancouver at 5:30
On Sundays the Britannia will only go as
far as Bowen Island. Meals on board 50c.
Special excursion tickets good for day of
issue only, $1  round trip.
Evans,   Coleman  ft   Evans,  Ltd.,  Agts
Phone :    Seymour 29B8
North Arm Steamship
Company Limited
Meals and Afternoon Tea Serted
on Board
The large, comfortable stern-wheel steamer
refitted entirely for this run wIH make a
DAILY TRIP to THE NORTH ARM, Burrard Inlet on week days (except Saturdays)
at 9.15 a.m., Saturdays, at 2.30 p.m.; Sundays, at 10.30 a.m., calling at Roslyn Park,
Lake Duntzen and Indian River Park, arriving back in Vancouver at about 6.30 p.m.
Steamers sail from Ferry land���Foot of
Main  Street.
Dr. A. J. Brett
S. E. Cor. 25th Ave. and Main St.
Phone : Fairmont 1547
Splendid bungalow, on beautiful lot,
close to Main Street. $101) ca��h
secures.    Balance very easy.
D. W. Grimmett
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Main Fish Market
Try   us   for   BUTTER,   EGGS,
Prices Right
25th Ave. and Main St.
Councillor Thomas was instrumental in wetting tlie Municipal Council
tu grant a holiday to all its Orangemen employee! fur the trip to Weal
minster, where the "Twelfth" was
celebrated yesterday (Friday).
* *    *
Thc Girls' Club of Cedar Cottage
Presbyterian Church had an enjoyable
social at the parsonage on Tuesday
evening. There was a very cnter-
taining musical programme, after
which refreshments were served.
* ��   ��
The meal slore operated by Mr.
P. G. Wild at Eighteenth Avenue.
Main, was broken into on Saturday
night and some meat stolen therefrom. Fortunately the proprietor left
no money in the register, and thc loss
w.-is very small.
* ��   *
Teddy Robinson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Spencer'Robinson, while following athletic exercises on Monday
ninht, met with an accident which resulted in a compound fracture of the
right arm. He was attended by Dr.
Ilaird, and is now progressing favorably.
* *    *
The new Baptist Church, now in
course of erection for the South Hill
district, is Hearing completion, and it
is expected to be ready for opening
about the first Sunday in October.
When completed the church will be
one of the largest Baptist churches
in the municipality,
* *    *
The extension of the double-tracking on Fraser Avenue is proceeding
apace, and portions of tbe new track
are being used by tbe company.
Fraser Avenue is rapidly assuming a
business aspect and will take its place
as one of the leading thoroughfares
in South Vancouver.
* *   ��
On Wednesday night thc grounds
of Mr. N, H. Abray, corner of Bodwell Road and Prince Edward Street)
were broken into and many of his
finest specimens of roses destroyed.
Footprints indicated that it was men
rather than boys who made the raid.
It is to bc hoped that some steps
will be taken to provide against such
* *   *
The police office at South Vancouver is now connected with a direct
telephone service. The new telephone call number for the police is
Fraser 114. The call number of the
lire department has also been altered,
and will in future be Fraser 1, Fire
Department, between the hours of
9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Fraser 1 K between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 a.m.
��    *   *
A suggestion has been made that
in the deliberations of the Council
for tramway extensions in South
Vancouver some provision should be
made for a line running east and west,
which would give the residents an
opportunity to pass quickly and freely from one part of the municipality
to the other, thus obviating tbe necessity of having to make connections
within tbe limits of thc City of Vancouver.
* *   *
At'a special meeting of the No. 1
Road Improvement Association, held
on Monday night, Mr. Armstrong reported having attended a meeting of
thc Victoria Heights Association,
when he explained that a demonstration was to bc arranged in the
near future, as soon as arrangements
can be made with the various associations, in regard to the alleged overcrowding of thc cars running on the
Victoria Road.
* *    +
On account of lhe vast area of the
municipality and the accidents which
occur every now and Again in distant
parts of lhe district, far away from a
doctor or hospital, there is a growing feeling that some provision should
be made for a quick means of conveying injured persons lo hospital or
doctor. The Council has decided to
I transfer the Chief of Police's horse
I to the Building Inspector's department, and lhe suggestion is being made
that an auto police ambulance and
patrol wagon should bc procured.
�� * *
The South Vancouver Band will be
in attendance at the garden party and!
fete to be held on Wednesday next in
the afternoon and evening at Mr.
Brewer's grounds, corner of Victoria
Drive and 27th Avenue (McKcndry
Road), Cedar Cottage. Games and
sports will attract many in the evening, while the announcement of tbe
band's attendance will no doubt help
till thc grounds. The fete is neing
held under the auspices of the Ladies'
Guild of St. Margaret's Parish, and
promises to be a great success.
* *   *
Thc   Mount     Pleasant     Methodist
Church picnic took place on Monday,
when a happy crowd of upwards of
200 children and their escorts left
Coleman and Evans' .dock at 9.15 for
Bowen Island, where they spent a delightful day. Charming weather, an
ideal spot, and a sumptuous luncheon
served under thc shady trees, combined to make this one of the most
successful picnics ever held by the
Sunday School. The usual games
were participated in by the young
people, and were thc occasion of much
mirth. They returned by thc 6.30
* *   ��
In view of the fact that Commissioner Crehan has received many
anonymous letters, charging ex-school
trustees and councillors with graft, he
wishes ratepayers to understand that
if they desire to have any point investigated, or have any    charge    to
make, or information to "gh-e.-rhey
may with confidence wait upo��ihim,
and any .communication made will be
treated confidentially and privately.
He will commence his public examination again in the course of a few
days and will afterwards take up the
municipal accounts. It will be near
the end of thc year before bis report
will be ready.
* *    *
Last Thursday evening a "surprise"
meeting was held in the vestry of
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
over which Mrs. James Esslemont,
president of tbe Ladies' Aid Society,
presided. The meeting was convened
for lhe purpose of making a presentation to the Rev. G. D. Ireland, who
has just completed his lirst year's pas-
turatc. Addresses were delivered by
Mr. G. Hay, Mr. McQuay and Mr.
Lee. Mrs. Moiiat read a short address and then Mrs. Iisslcmont presented the paslor with a handsome
Morris chair for bis use in the vestry.
Mrs. Ireland was presented with a
beautiful bouquet. At the close of the
presentations, the Rev. Woodside, Mr.
Gibson from St. David's, and Mr. Mac-
kay, principal of Westminster Hall,
Presbyterians, gave addresses. A
very enjoyable social with refreshments followed.
��    ��   ��
A very enjoyable evening was spent
in St. David's Presnyterian Church at
the Young People's Society of
Cbritian Endeavor on Monday evening, July 8. Thc topic, which was one
of thc Christian virtues, "Honesty,"
was taken by Mr. A. P. Anderson, a
student of Westminster Hall. In a
very interesting manner Mr. Anderson
spoke on this subject under the main
heads of honesty in business, honesty to oneself and honesty towards
God. Much interest was evinced in
the open discussion which took place.
This subject of honesty is one which
is particularly suitable for young
people, and it was gratifying to see
thc younger members of thc Society
take such a lively interest in the
Tbe meeting on Monday evening
next, July 15, will be taken by Mr.
Simpson, and tbe subject is "How-
Much Should a Christian Think of
Personal Appearance?" Again a hearty
invitation is extended to all wdio care
to be present at St. David's Church,
Cor. Bodwell Road and Winser
street, next Monday evening.
* *   *
The festival garden party of the St.
Peter's Branch of thc Women's Auxiliary, which was postponed owing
to bad weather, took place on Thursday at tbe home of Mr. and Mrs. W.
G. Walker, Main .itreet, opposite thc
General Brock School. The programme included open-air theatricals
by the Misses Fowler and Messrs
Evelyn Home and F. L. Magee. The
weather conditions wcre all that could
be desired. The grounds were gay
with bunting and Chinese lamps,
which had a very pretty effect in the
twilight. There was a large attendance both afternoon and evening, and
among those present were the following : Sister Frances, Miss Ellis, Mr.
and Mrs, Green-Armitage, of North
Vancouver; Mr. and Miss R. B.
Parks, Rev. Mr. Eason, St. James';
the Misses Fowler and Mr. Home, of
St. Paul's; Mrs. Grieves, Mrs. Bulkley,
South Hill; Mrs. and Miss Morris,
Mrs, B. G. Walker, of Edmonds; Miss
Arnot, Miss Chute, Miss Smith, Mrs.
Thurston, Mrs. Partridge and friends,
Mrs. Crabtree, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs.
Roberts, Mrs. Draper, Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. Thomson, Mrs, Clarke,
Mrs. Roach, Mrs. Hardy and Mrs. W.
0. Walker.
South   Vancouver    Ratepayer*
Discuss Dust Nuisance
On Wednesday a meeting of ratepayers of Ward IV was held in thc
Scboolbousc, Main Street, at which
the dust nuisance was discussed.
"Hundreds of dollars' worth of goods
arc spoiled every week by dust on
Main Street alone," was the statement made by one speaker.
Mr. Gale suggested lhat a deputation bc sent to the Council lo request
that an experiment be made in the
municipality to abate tbe dust nuisance by means of oiled roads. He
bad recently travelled over the districts of South Vancouver and Burnaby in an auto, and he was impressed
by the fact that as soon as the boundary between the Iwo municipalities
was crossed there was a remarkable
improvement in the roads. Tbe roads
in thc Burnaby district, he declared.
wcre 75 per cent, better than they
were in South Vancouver, notwithstanding that South Vancouver was
the oldest municipality, liven Point
Grey had better roads. Oiled roads,
he contended, were an effective remedy, and the cost of treating the surface was about $150 a mile.
He was of opinion that if Main
Street and Fraser Avenue, upon which
so much money had been expended,
had been treated with oil in the lirst
place, they would have been in good
condition  now.
Mr. Richardson said the question
was a most important one. Much disease was caused by dust. He thought
the cost of oiled roads was more like
$1500 a mile than $150, as suggested
by Mr. Gale.
It was decided to write to thc Central Association asking that an early
meeting bc called to discuss thc dust
Mr. Hudson, secretary, stated that
he believed there was the sum of
$50,000 appropriated for Ward IV,
which had not been expended, and he
suggested that the Council be asked
to make a good permanent road on
Main Street from Sixteenth to Twenty-fifth Avenues.
It was pointed out that until sewers
and water mains had been laid along
Main Street it would be a waste of
money to put down blocks for a permanent road. The question was therefore left over for discussion by the
Central Association.
On Thursday evening, at eight
o'clock, the marriage took place at St.
Peter's Church, Main Street, of
Charles Waverly White and Stella
Winifred Warren, both of 743, 23rd
Avenue East.
This week Sergeant Bramwell is on
vacation. We understand he has gone
on a fishing expedition.
* *   *
Mrs. and the Misses Henselwood,
from Winnipeg, are the guests of Mrs.
Esslemont, 87 24th Avenue East.
* *   *
Mr. Whelpton, chairman of the
School Board, relumed lo Vancouver
yesterday (FridayI from Anglesea.
* *    ��
Miss   Pringle, daughter  of  Mr. and
Mrs. VV. Pringle, is visiting her home
at Collingwood on holidays.
Miss Conner and Miss Riddell are
lhe guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. F.
Pringle, School  Road, Collingwood,
* *    ��
Mrs. J. I. Palmer and family, of
Prince Rupert, are spending the summer at their cottage at Coombe, North
* *    *
Miss I'lorcncc Batteson, of Collingwood East, has returned home from
Ottawa, Ontario, where she was attending school.
* *    *
Mr. Sloan, of Sloan & Allen, the
well-known grocers of Main Street, is
holidaying, having left this week on
an extended trip.
* *    *
Magistrate McArthur returned to
South Vancouver on Friday night
and resumed his duties as chief
magistral      n Saturday.
* *    *
Mr. W. K, Le Drew, with his
mother and brother, arrived from
Toronto on Friday and intend to make
their home in South Vancouver.
* *    m
The Rev. G. F. C. Caffiu, rector of
St. Peter's Church, Main Street, has
been spending the past week at Bowen Island with the Boy Scouts.
* ���   ���
Miss Esslemont, of 24th Avenue
East, with Mrs. Stewart, left Vancouver on Wednesday for a holiday at
Cuquitlam, and will be absent for two
��   *   *
Mrs. Margaret Reid and Miss Elsie
Reid, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. C.
G. L. Reid, Central Park, are home
for the vacation from the ladies'
College,  Ottawa.
* *   *
Mrs. J. Mouat and family, of 28th
Avenue, are leaving on  Saturday for
month's vacation at White Rock,
one of the many pleasant summer resorts of the Coast.
* ��   *
Mr. W. H. Saunders and family
have returned to South Vancouver
from an extended visit to Cupids,
Newfoundland. Mr. Saunders has
purchased a residence at Cedar Cottage, which will be his 'uture home.
* ��    ��
Rev. Thomas M. Dadson, B.A., of
Orillia, Out., arrived in the city on
Tuesday, and is    thc    guest    of    his
coiuin, Mr. J. E. Dadson, 119 Tenth
Avenue East. Mr. Dadson will occupy the pulpit of the Mount Pleasant
Baptist  Church during the month of
*    *    *
The many friends of Mrs. Wm. J.
Brown. South Hill, will learn with regret that she has been confined t" the
General Hospital, where she has been
seriously ill. Mrs. Brown's condition
was much improved during the latter
part of this week, and there will bc
many wishes for her speedy recovery.
Prominent   among  the   Orangemen
who took part in thc large parade in
he Cily the other day were Reeve Kerr
and Councillor Thomas. They are
both staunch supporters of the < Irder,
and are high up in the counsels The
parade, which was a very representative one, numbered more than a
*    *   *
Magistrate McArthur while on holiday visited Taeoma during the time
the Americans were celebrating thc
"Fourth." Ile speaks adniirinnly of
the part the Seaforth Highlanders
played in lhe celebration. "Tin v
made a splendid showing." and were
accorded a splendid reception, lvvcry-
body admired them, Their parades
and drills wcre watched l>y thousands,
and the Taeoma Stadium, containing
50,000 people at one time, sent up
roars of applause as the Highlanders
went through  their drill.
Church officers ace invited to .end in
for free publication dtxler this head such
announcement, as they desire to have
made of services and meetnu"- for the
current week. To ensure insertion un
Friday, notices should bc received at this
office by Wednesday evening.
Temperance     and     Moral     Reform
" Society of Vancouver
This society meets in alternate
wards on the third Thursday evening
in each month. The next regular
meeting will be held in the South
Hill Baptist'Church, corner of Fraser
and 43rd Avenue, on Thursday evening, July 18. Every man and woman
who has faith in the future of lhe
municipality' and an ambition for the
realization of "splendor sine occassu"
is requested to assist in the work.
Will the church and temperance organizations kindly see that they are
well represented at tbe meeting on
Thursday night?
R. C. Eakin, Sec.-Trcs.
Baseball Nine Entertained
The home of Mr. J. C. Hudson,
Eighteenth Avenue West, was the
scene of a unique entertainment
Thursday evening, when Mr. and Mrs.
Hudson entertained the members of
the Mount Pleasant Methodist baseball nine. A continuous round of
amusement and pleasure was the order
County Court Auction Cancelled
The auction of a bungalow in South
Vancouver, near Fraser Avenue, advertised to take place Saturday last,
July 6, Anderson vs. Donohue et al,
has been cancelled by order of His
Honor, Judge Grant, the action having been settled privately. E. John
Goddard, of Goddard & Son. Ltd., was
the auctioneer appointed by thc court.
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Corner 26th Avenue and Sophia
Street (one block east of Main) : Ufa
liter, Rev. George D. Ireland, It A.
Residence, 275 Twenty-third Avenue
Batt Services at 11 am and 7.30 p.m.
The Minister will preside at both services. Sunday School and Bible class,
conducted by the Minister, at 230.
Wednesday Service at 8 p.m. V. P.
S. C. F���, Monday. 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid
Society, third Thursday of the month,
at 2.30 p.m President, Mr- James
Esslemont; Secretary-Treasurer. Mrs.
John Mouat.
Knox Presbyterian Church, Carleton Hall, Collingwood : Services :
Sunday morning, 11.30; evening. 7.30;
Sunday School. 10.30 a.m.; Young
People's Guild afler Evening Service.
Minister : Rev. Geo. C. F. Pringle.
Residence ; School Road.
Next Sunday evening Miss McGregor, travelling secretary of the
Women's Foreign Missionary Society,
will deliver a special address on Mission Work as carried on in the Canadian   Presbyterian  Church.
. St David's Presbyterian Church,
Winser  Street, near Bodwell  Road :
Service at 11 a.m.; Sunday School
and Bible class, 2.30 p.in.'; Evening
Service at 7.30. The Morning Service
will be taken by Rev. Dr Fraser, of
the First Presbyterian Church. There
will be a Christening Service in connection with the Morning Service
South Hill Presbyterian Church,
Corner of 48th and Draper : Tin Sun
day, July 14, Communion will be dispensed by the Rev. Dr. McLaren at
the forenoon Service���1! a.m. Mr.
R. C. Eakin will officiate in the evening���7.30.  A cordial invitation is given
to all.
*    *    *
Methodist Church, Westminster
Road, Collingwood: .Services: Sunday morning, 11 a.m.; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 2.30; Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m.; Prayer Meeting Wed
nesday, 8 p.m. Pastor, Rev. B. II.
Balderstoii,   IS.A.
St. Peter's Church, Main Street :
Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.;
evening, 7.30. Sunday School, 2.45.
Holy Baptism, 4 p.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m. Vicar ;
Rev. G. F. C. Caffin, M.A. Residence,
144 39th Avenue West.
LOST, Gold Elgin Watch, on Rosenburg Road or car. Liberal reward
���F. PATE, Fairmont 281.
Flying Machines and Speed  Motor Boats
to be Manufactured in Vancouver
by the Helic Aerio Navigation
Company Limited
The day is rapidly approaching when "travel
by air" will be as popular as automobile or
With the introduction of the
aerial navigation has been made safe. The great
danger to life and limb is the only obstacle that
has kept "flying" from being one of the popular
The Helicplane has three safety attachments,
each of which works independently of the other,
and each "safety" is capable by itself of saving
the machine from destruction in thc event of
Another great advantage that thc Helicplane has that no other machine can boast of, is
its power to make a perpendicular ascent without
a running start being necessary. It can also
make a straight descent.
These two features of the Helicplane���that
is, perfect safety and its power to make a perpendicular ascent���place it above any other machine
on the market today, for no other machine has
either of these advantages.
The Hydroplane Skipper
is a speed boat capable of covering 35 miles an
hour. It is equipped with a 75H.P. 6-cylinder 6in.
stroke engine. Speed boating is a most fascinating sport, and is bound to be popular in Vancouver where such wonderful boating facilities
The Helic Aerio Navigation Co. Ltd. are
going to
Manufacture in Vancouver
both the Helicplane and the Hydroplane Skipper.
This means an industry for Vancouver that
will be a monopoly. There will be no competition, for the Helicplane is the only safe machine
on the market.
Besides selling these machines, the company
intend giving Hying exhibits and entering their
speed boats in the large races on the coast where
handsome cash prizes are given.
A firm in the States operated 7 machines in
giving flying exhibits and cleaned up over $1,-
000,000 gross profits in one years. Parmalec and
Turpin, the "bird men" who were in Vancouver
recently, made $10,000 for one day's flying. This
will convey some idea of the wonderful possibilities of this unique business.
Aerial navigation is going to be the wonder
of thc twentieth century, and the manufacturing
of air machines will be a great industry like the
The Helic Aerio Navigation Co. Ltd. are
capitalised at only $200,000."
A few weeks ago they placed 30,000 shares
on the market at par value $1.
Special Offer
We have 5000 shares that we are selling at $1.25.
After July 6 this price will be raised. Look into
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Call at our office and see our models and get
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514-515 Dominion Trust Bldg.
Vancouver,  B. C.
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Vancouver, B. C.
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