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16th and MAIN
49th and FRASER
If you will buy a Christmas Present for a friend, buy him something useful.    Below we give you a few suggestions for
Christmas Presents which are always acceptable to the receiver
Carving Sets from $2.00 up Pocket Knives 20c up     Electric Coffee Percolators $7.50
Chafing Dishes   $4.50 Safety Razors $1.00 up
Child's Sets $1-00 Razor Strops 50c up SKATES���Mic Mac, Velox, Lady Beaver, also
Rogers' Cutlery a Specialty Electric  Irons  $4.50 a large assortment of Club Skates
Carpet Sweepers $2.75 up Electric Toasters $5.00 Boys' Tool Kits
The above are just a few lines from our choice selection.   All we ask you to do is to compare the QUALITY and PRICE with our down-town
Competitors, then we shall supply your requirements. 	
From now until 12 o'clock noon of the 24th, we will give a Coupon with every cash purchase of 50c.
The lady holding the lucky number will receive a present of an Electric Iron or goods of equivalent value.
The gentleman holding the lucky number will receive a Gillette Safety Razor or goods of equivalent value.
The number will be drawn by a member of the "Chinook" Staff at noon of the 24th.   The WINNING NUMBER will be placed in our windows in
the afternoon.
We would ask the lucky persons to kindly call at the store between 5 and 6 o'clock, bringing with them their Coupon.
Barker Drug Company
Chemists and Druggists
SOUTH   1111,1,
THE BARKER DRUG COMPANY UMiTl'.h commenced will
Drug Line, and today we are proud to shite thai we liave acquired i
believe thai our dealings in the past have been very harmonious to rmr pa
that our business has increased to>such an extent that we have no hestiti
invitation in look over our complete stocks in the drug lint', at "tir stores ;
i thc ambition tu attend tn the wants of ihe public of Greater Vancouver in the
lie enviable reputation nf having served "tn" many customers most satisfactorily. We
irmis and, with first-class goods, courteous treatmeni and reasonable prices, we find
nicy in anticipating a continuance of this patronage, .ind very cordially extend a hearty
it South Mill. Eburne and Main Street.
Our Dispensaries
These sections of our stores are carefully stocked with everything in chemicals and
pharmaceuticals with which we are prepared to fill your doctor's prescription as ordered.
Prescriptions are a specialty with us. Bring your family receipts and next prescription to us���nothing but honest drugs and prices  are right.
Our Drug Sundry Departments
are well filled with the finest Christmas lines of brushes, combs, mirrors, perfumes, talcums, toilet waters, razors, strops, etc.. together with a large stock of cottons, gauzes.
bandages, lint and other sickroom requisites.
Our Patent Medicine Departments
We carry a complete assortment of all thc patents, besides several lines of our own
make, which we guarantee and recommend in their respective cases. Anything in proprietary medicines we are prepared to offer.
Our Confections
are of the best, for we carry several high-grade lines, specializing on Neilson's, Pop-
ham's, Ganong's and Moir's fine chocolates. For a real nice box of candy we can
supply Neilson's Aristocrats, a line of candy which is well known among
young people of this locality.
We thank our customers for their kind patronage, wish the people of Greater Vancouver a very Merry Christmas, and assure all that we have endeavored
to maintain a courteous relation tn the general public.
Barker   Drug   Company   Limited
Twenty-seventh Avenue and Main Street        Phone Fairmont 830
Magnificent Rise of South Vancouver
Progressive Policies of Local Councils
EXPANSION and development which tax the comprehension have
taken place within recent years in the peninsula circled by I'ur-
rard Inlet, the Gulf of Georgia and the Fraser River���the area
generally accepted and conceived of as Greater Vancouver. So rapid
and magnificent has that development been that it is almost as difficult for the man on the spot as the newcomer to realize the extent of
that mighty city, pulsating with life and animation, which in the so
easily spanned past was merely an outpost point on the rim of the
Canadian West.
To properly appreciate the ever-changing panorama, one must remember that but a quarter of a century ago, Vancouver was a typical
���Western town, with the favorite meeting-places within a stone's throw
of each other on Water Street. Jack knew Iiill and Hill knew Tom.
Perhaps Jack had his rude home a short distance back in the timber.
and Hill might have had his home at the water's edge, but the well-
beaten trails all led to the one little centre where the law of the day
was dispensed and the events of the world, perhaps months afterwards,
���were discussed with all the freedom and zest of the care-free West.
In the briefest of spells an amazing transformation has taken place.
And the force which has wrought such changes is but gathering
strength for the greater expansion which is inevitable. The rude
shacks have given place to the comfortable homes, in some cases
palatial mansions, the old-time places of business are displaced Insubstantial buildings which strive to outdo each other in rearing themselves into the clouds, the old beaten trails are known only in memory,
and the almost unbroken forest is remembered only here and there
where patches of green indicate what used to be.
The turning point in Greater Vancouver's astounding growth may
be said to have been the incoming of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
With the arrival of the iron horse, Vancouver's importance immediately
assumed shape, and from then on il-. growth became marked, slowly
at first in comparison with later development, but surely. Smith Vancouver. Point Grey, llurnaby, atrial time were but treasures of forest
wealth. New Westminster was a thriving settlement, being the centre
from which those argonauts wdio risked much in search of the gold-
tinted waters of the Cariboo embarked up the waters of the swiftly-
running Fraser. Traces <>f the old trail through South Vancouver
oyer which a rather desultory stage-coach communication between
Vancouver and New Westminster wrfs kept up have only disappeared
within the past year or two. South Vancouver and Burnaby at that
time were not on the map.
As Vancouver grew the more timorous pushed back into the timbers, and from a sparsely
settled district the municipalities of South Vancouver
and llurnaby sprung up.
Later. South Vancouver
��� was divided into two parts,
and the Municipality of
Point Grey was formed.
Progress in these different
municipalities has been all
but as remarkable as the
Mother City of Vancouver.
Modernized in every respect, each is a city unto
itself, maturing into robust
and self-contained centres
until sotne day they shall
he reclaimed by the mother
city to form Greater Vancouver in reality.
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North Arm of Fraser, where will be Greater Vancouver's Freshwater Harbor
EARLY the problems which the Council of South Vancouver are
asked to solve are becoming more and more involved. It is
merely another evidence that South Vancouver has passed beyond the village stage and that it is now face to faee with all the grave
questions which confront every metropolitan centre of the world. The
Council of South Vancouver find themselves in rather a peculiar position. South Vancouver is the second largest city, counting white
population, in the province of British Columbia, yet the Council is
guided and restricted by the terms of the Municipal Clauses Act, under
which the business of South Vancouver is conducted. That the Council
therefore find ordinary problems strewn with new difficulties almost
at every turn, can be readily seen when it is brought to mind
that the Municipal Clauses Act was designed for the government of
small villages or hamlets and was never thought to cover a city, let
alone u city of the size of South Vancouver.
More than anything else it is this condition out of which annexation has been born. Those in favor of annexation by the City of Vancouver say that as soon as annexation takes place, South Vancouver
will become a part of the City, enjoying all the privileges of that
��� city's special charter. On the other hand, others think that
to incorporate South Vancouver into a City by itself, witli a view of
later joining the City of Vancouver to form a Greater Vancouver,
would be the more sensible step. All persons seem assured of one
thing, however, and that is that South Vancouver ha- grown ><> rapidly
and so well that it can no longer be contained under the Municipal
Clauses Act. and that some remedy must be found.
In supplying the needs of a population of 35,000 people, the question of water must be a very important one. The water problem has
been a live one in South Vancouver for years past and while it is still
far from a permanent solution there is little danger that South Vancouver will suddenly find itself in the throes of a water famine. While
the scheme of a permanent .supply is being perfected the plan of sinking
wells has been followed out with considerable success, in fact, practically all the water consumed in South Vancouver today is from tlie output of these wells. Transportation has been another factor which has
engaged thc attention of the Council and this Municipality is being
served yearly with a better and more efficient service.
In order that the ratepayers might have a true and undeniable
statement of the manner in which the affairs of the Municipality have
been conducted during recent years, it was decided early this year to
ask for a government audit. That was granted and for the past eight
months the audit has been going on with occasional sittings when
public evidence was taken.
The aim of all council?
has been to give a service
to South Vancouver in
keeping with its growth.
South Vancouver's expansion has been so great that
it has not always been possible to do this, but in the
main the intentions have
been good. . South Vancouver is now on the verge
of a season of remarkable
development. Water, sewerage, and paving problems, amongst other things,
will have to be solved, entailing not only a great expenditure of money in this
Municipality, but affording
employment for many of
the residents.
Vigorous Campaign of the Board of Trade
ONE of the chief functions of the Hoard of Trade of South Vancouver has been to set before the world the possibilities for tbe
manufacturer, business man and homeseeker within the bounds
of this corporation. While South Vancouver's light has been dimmed to
some extent by the wonderful development of Vancouver, it has but impressed upon the members of the Hoard of Trade the necessity of
an energetic campaign of publicity to let the world know, modestly
perhaps, that South Vancouver too is possessed of as many great
opportunities as the older city. While efforts have been made in the
past to bring South Vancouver before the notice of the outside investor and manufacturer, it remained for the Hoard of this year to
outline a progressive scheme on a large and comprehensive basis. As
a result, South Vancouver is becoming as well and as favorably known
as the City of Vancouver.
While publicity has been a big factor in the operations of the
Hoard this year, it has been the aim of that body to do more than
merely point out the good things that South Vancouver possesses.
Looking to the future, one of the chief accomplishments of the Board
lias been to create a more widespread and healthy interest in the development of the North Arm of the Fraser River, which skirts the
southern boundary of this Municipality, with the view of several miles
of freshwater harbor for the largest ocean-going ships.
Two factors have urged the Board of Trade towards using every
effort to have the North Arm of the Fraser River developed���thc
opening of the Panama Canal a few years hence and the fact that the
great bulk of grain grown in the Canadian West will ultimately come
to this coast to be shipped to all parts of the world. The necessity
therefore of having a freshwater harbor developed in order to secure
a share of the vast amount of business which will be transacted at the
Coast, incidental to these two agents, might well engage the attention of the Rqard of Trade, whose offices primarily are like unto a
tonic to business activities.
While the efforts of the Board of Trade may have run towards
the development of the North Arm of the Fraser River, the members
cannot be accused of neglecting what will prove the most important
factor in the up-building of South Vancouver. There must be transportation by water as well as by rail to ensure the future of this
Municipality, and the members would have neglected a serious duty
if they failed to forward every movement tending towards the development of the North Arm of the Fraser. The Board at the same
time has endeavored to interest outside business men and manufacturers in the Municipality, and only recently advertised for particulars
of all sites which would be suitable for business or manufacturing purposes.
Educational Facilities Are Unsurpassed
R. C HODGSON, President of South Vancouver Board of Trade
WHEN gauging the Educational progress of a municipality one is
apt to overlook a close scrutiny into the records of school attendance, though this is one of thc surest indexes of the growth
of any place. Tbe swelling population nnds expression in the overcrowded school rooms and the insistent demands for more accommodation. South Vancouver's school record on this basis eclipses even
the record of the City of Vancouver.
Something like four or five years ago there were a few school
buildings in different parts of the Municipality occupying the attention
of less than twenty-five instructors. The buildings were small, at the
most two or three rooms, in keeping with the attendance, which amounted then only into the hundreds. Today these small buildings have given
place to structures which would do a larger city than South Vancouver proud. During the past year no less than four large, new
schools have been erected within the Municipality at a cost of nearly
a half a million dollars. The plan of erecting wooden structures is being abandoned in favor of the erection of permanent buildings. Individually some of the schools are as large as thclargest schools in
the City of Vancouver.
It is in the growth of the number of pupils attending the schools,
however, where there is cause for the greatest wonder. In the most
recent statistics compiled, it has been shown that the increase in attendance in South Vancouver schools is greater than the increase during the
same time in the City of Vancouver. One need only investigate a little
further to be satisfied that the gain in population in South Vancouver
is one of the most noteworthy events in the building-up of Greater
A fully competent staff of teachers and officials is now in the employ of the Board of School Trustees of South Vancouver, so that in '
this respect the needs of the people of this Municipality are being well
met. The system of education in South Vancouver for that matter
will compare with the system in Vancouver or in any other of the
centres which have been incorporated into cities.
In church life there has been a corresponding increase. Many new
places of worship have been erected during the past year, and the different parts of the Municipality arc being well served in so far as
spiritual ministrations are concerned. Tlie church structures in the
majority of cases differ from the churches in the City of Vancouver
in size only. They are handsomely and commodiously fitted up and
are a real uedit to the Municipality. If the growth in church attendance were compiled it is a foregone conclusion that another striking
evidence would be marshalled up to bear out the statement that South
\ ancouver's increase in population is one of the marvels in the growth;
of Greater Vancouver. n
J. Walden
25th and Main St.
A Christmas Turkey
IT WAS the day before Christmas,
and on that afternoon the Jenkins
family moved the chickens from the
ulil hen house to the new. The old
bltflding was a detached structure
which stood a hundred feet frum the
stables, well back and off to the right
from thc big house. There was reason,
for the move, or, rather, a number of
reasons; and every reason of them
all was white of teeth and eyes, dark-
skinned, and spoke the soft, rolling
dialect of the dark part of  Dixie.
The matter had been discussed freely in the Jenkins household; but after
a decision had bceji reached and carried out, young Bob Jenkins -conceived a plan Of his own, of 'whichCHc made
no mention  to the  others
That afternoon he killed and dressed a turkey, hiding it carefully in an
OUt-buildlng, and late that evening he
came Into the deserted kitchen with
the turkey under his arm. He took a
piece of paper from the pad which
bung on the wall, and hastily scribbling a few lines on it, he placed it
carefully inside the drawn fowl, and
taking up his burden again, he wont
out as quietly as  he had  entered.
There was a light snow falling that
nighl, and the landscape was black in
the shadow and blurred in the open,
when there came a soft rustle in the
bushes behind the rail fence twenty
yards back of the old hen house, and
There was another hasty scramble,
then a low-tuned, half-chattered
Ipeeeh outside the window; "Ef I
don't leave dis place, de debbll is sho'
gwine to ceetch me!' Bul d.sirc conquered fear, and lhe InvisJgSting
hand  came  in  again.
This lime it touched the cord and
-lie! llowly down t" the neck of the
turkey, then it caressed each part of
the fowl in turn, and al last it drew
the body of Ihe turkey over to the
window, clipped the cord, and dropped lhe reward of courage into the
open sack. Then the stooped, thin
figure departed as silently as it had
conic, and another face peered out
between the cracks in the window and,
chuckling softly, watched it go.
That night there was wonder in a
cabin down by the river, and a ring
of round, dark faces stared *t a small
piece eif paper which bore a few lines
on one side. Aunt 'Cindy listened for
a little in silence, and then broke in,
"Dat dar sho' is cunjer doin's. An'
I knows when  I is well off, dat's all!
Takes this opportunity of
wishing his numerous Customers and Friends
Mh J
at the corner of Twenty-
fifth Avenue and Main Street
���at the sweetest, whitest
meat market in the country.
WALDEN BLOCK, at Twenty-fifth and Main Street.   This is one of the busiest spots in South Vancouver.  Hun.
dreds of people take the cars here every day.
Telephone : Fairmont 317
P.O. Box 45, City Heights
Pioneer of South Vancouver
a stooped, alert figure slipped out int
the open. The figure was not Santa
Claus, although it had white hair and
carried a sack; for the white hair was
kinky, it was a thin figure, and the
sack was empty.
The figure came on slowly, carefully, pausing every few steps to rc-
connoiter, and at last it entered thc
patch of shadow directly behind thc j
old hen house; then, after a moment
or two, a hinge creaked very, very
softly, and a long arm slid into the interior of the building. The hand grop.
ed around over the bare poles until the
tip ends of the fingers encountered
the cold, clammy body of the turkey,
which was suspended from thc roof
by a cord tied around its long neck.
There was a startled, smothered ejaculation, and the hand was withdrawn
hurriedly; then, after a little, it went
in again, followed cautiously by the
head and shoulders of the figure,
which had slipped out of the shadow.
Half way in the window the figure
lost its balance and lurched forward,
and the outflung hands struck the
body of the turkey, swinging it well
away from the window; then the body
swung back and thumped squarely
into thc face of the intruder���one
oittstuck leg of the turkey' passing
each side of the face. There was
surprised grunt, and thc night-
prowler, feeling his face gripped in
some strange embrace, scrambled
"Fo' dc Lawd's sake, what's dat?"
snorted the intruder; and there was
no answer.
Then the hat\d stole in again and
cautiously gripped, one of the stiff legs.
Before the hand had time to progress
farther, the fowl Aegan to move, up
and down, evenly^, rhythmically; and
to the figure in thi window the sensation was exactly that of a handshake.
Jobbing a specialty
All work guaranteed
I ain' gwine to bah nuffin tee do wif no
The ring of expectant, if fearful,
faces became crestfallen, and the thin,
stooped figure lifted the turkey and
carried it out into (he woodshed, locked the door carefully on thc haunted
edible. There was consternation in
thc cabin on the next morning and dis.
appointment, and it was with a serene
face and a troubled soul that Uncle
Zeke took his way townward.
He went up to the law office of
Hob Jenkins, and he found his employer there before him. Uncle Zeke
stepped in and sidled through into the
back room; there he braced his falling spirits, and came out into the office again with a mop and bucket.
Setting them down on thc floor, he
saluted the waiting Bob: "Chris'mus
Bob responded with a quarter, Then
he let the negro mop steadily for a
few moments before he questioned
him: "Well, Uncle Zekc, going to
have a big time down at your house
Uncle Zeke started guiltily, cast a
side glance of appraisal at his interrogator, and paused a little before replying, "Dunno, Mister Bob. Dey ain'
much chance fo' er niggah no mo'.
Eatin's is all so mighty high dat 1
s'pects dat we'all will jes' make out
to do wif side meat."
"Don't you like turkey?" asked Bob
Uncle Zeke paused again. "Yassuh,
I lails turkey; but turkey is fo' dc
quality, an' dey ain' no quality to |er
"But, Uncle Zeke," went on the tormentor, "1 always thought a fellow
like you would know plenty of ways
by which a' turkey might come info
the Christmas stocking. How about
"Durftjo    nuffin'  'obut  dat,  Mister
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :  51st Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.    Phone :  Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
A Large Stock
always on hand
Liverpool Dairy and Coarse
A Large Stock
always on hand
California Dairy and Half Ground
Hide and Rock Salt
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
Phones :   Seymour  7056-7818 Office. :  606-607   Bank  of Ottawa   Bldg.
C. Gardiner - Johnson & Company
Johnson's Wharf Phone : Sey. 9145
Bob," denied the old man. "Dey ain't
nebber been no turkey in no Chris-'
mus stockin' down to mail place, 'ca7.c
dey ain' no Chris'mus stockin'."
"Well, how about a Christmas
sack, then?" went on the delighted
"Uncle Zeke was sure now. "Now
dar yo' go!" he said. "I dunno nuffin'
'about no sack. 'Sides, ef er niggah
goes pirootin' croond atter oddeh
folks' turkeys, dc debbil will sho' git
him. I don' want nuffin' to do wif
de debbil, an' I don't know nuffin'
a tall 'bout no sack I"
"I'll tell you about one," laughed
Bob. "There used to be an old man
in a town I knew about, and one night,
right close around Christmas, he went
(Between 27th and 28th)
Corner Ontario  Street and Twenty-seventh Avenue
out with a sack under his arm and
slipped through the bushes back of
an old lieu house. He went on up to
thc window, and after lie got it open
lie slid his hand in and felt something.
Then he started to crawl through the
window, and he thought that the devil
bad caught him. But this old man
wasn't afraid of the devil, so he came
back. He put in his hand again, and
pretty soon he found that he had been
shaking hands with a dead turkey.
Then this old man put that turkey in
a sack and took it home, and when
he got it home he found that there was
something inside of it. Then he and
his wife and all his little children were
afraid of the hoodoo. And the funny
part of it all is that this old man's
name was Zekc."
Uncle Zeke stood open-mouthed am!
wide-eyed. "Fo' de good Lawd, Mister
Bob," be said, "what is yo' talkin'
'bout? Dat dar man wuzn't no kind
o kin to me!"
Bob busied himself writing on a
piece of paper while the old man was
speaking, then he called him up to the
desk. "See here, Uncle Zeke," he
asked. "Did you ever see anything
like this?"
Bob held out the paper and the old
man wrinkled his forehead in perplex,
ity. "Yassuh," be answered. "I has
seed lots o' papers like dat right hyali
in  dis  office."
"Well, what does this paper say?"
queried Bob.
"Lawd Bress yo', Mister Bob," replied the grinning negro, "I cain't
read er line o'' writin'!"
But before noon, in a cabin down
hy the river, a turkey was roasting in
the oven, and a piece of paper lay
where it had been dropped in the
woodshed, and it bore this inscription:
IN this great western country, where
cities are but in tlie embryo, the making of business streets lias been a
matter, in many eases, taken Absolutely out oi the  hands of nature.
Corporations have pointed to certain thoroughfares and have iaM,
This will be mir business district
and our main business artery." And
forthwith have come double-track
train lines and banking Institutions,
Shrewd real estate men have literally
made business streets. Granville street
il said to be the product of the genius
of one William  llolden.
While artificial forces may have a
vast Impression on the make-up of a
���city in its formative period, yet nature, in the end, dominates with an
absolute power.
When there was no city at Winnipeg, and when Fort Garry was the
only white settlement in the Canadian prairies, the Indians from the
neirtli made periodical journeys to the
Hudson's   Bay  P'est at  that  point.
Today, there is a great bend in
Main Street, tlie financial district of
the great wheal Metropolis. That bend
i- there because of a great crook there
happened tee be. t'i circumvent a bog,
in the trail tbe red men followed half
a century ago in their journeys to
Fort Garry.
They nuilt Main Street, in Winnipeg, aleiiiK the Selkirk trail, and while
that   thoroughfare  was   tlie   leading
business street ill Winnipeg for many
and many a year, today Portage Avenue is the outstanding channel of
commerce, This is true because the
people made it so.
Nearly 30(),(K)IJ people have come to
Winnipeg since the Indians from the
north took tlie trail tei Fort Garry i"
sell their furs to tlie Hudson's Bay
Company. Main Street and tlie district adjoining it filled up, and the
;great and growing population moved
lee the westward  to build  homes.
Portage Avenue intersected Main
Street at about its centre, and il divided in halves the population of Winnipeg. It is em this broad avenue that
tlie biggest departmental store in
Canada builded its block. Portage
Avenue is a great retail street. As it
is in Winnipeg, sei is it iu every great
tity. The first business street is that
one which is located most conveniently to the people, tlie masses, the proletariat.
Main Street, Vancouver, occupies
the same position to the greater city
as Portage Avenue does to Winnipeg.
Main Street divides Greater Vancouver amidships. Main Street runs
from Burrard Inlet to tlie North Arm
<if the Fraser. This is five and one
half miles. It is tlie longest, widest,
most     level     thoroughfare     running
across the peninsula. It is tlie only
street connecting directly the fresh
and   tlie  salt   water  harbors,
That Main Street���the South Vancouver and larger portions of it���
divides the population accurately lias
been recognized by many merchants
who are profiting by their judgment. From Sixteenth Avenue to the
river, the South Vancouver portion of
Main Sireet, there has already been
builded the nucleus eif a thorough
business district.
Merchants ami business institutions
of  all   kinds   flourish   in   South   Van
couver/  while  six  blocks  freun    the
boundary, mi the city portion of Main
Street, one business man. Mr. II. 0.
Lee. has seen fit to build a business
block which cost nearly half a million
During tbe past year hundreds of
thousands of dollars have been spent
on Main Street buildings, The Royal
Hank of Canada built a $2110.0111) building at the corner of Eighth Avenue
and Main Street. A structure to cost
about   the   same  sum   will   sheirtlv   be
erected al Hillcrest, on thc corner of
Seventeenth Avenue and Main Street.
Al Tenth Avenue a large business
block has been buill which cost over
$100.1100, anil a similar structure lias
also been erected at the corner of
Eleventh. At the ceerncr of Fifteenth
Avenue, tbe plans are out for a post
office building, the estimated cost of
which will be something like $250.-
Willi the completion of arrangements between tbe city and the Canadian  Northern   Railway,  Main  Street
will be sent ahead with a great impetus. The Canadian Northern will
build a milliorl dollar statieeii on Main
Street where now is the bed of False
Main Streel i- coming into ber own
with rapid strides, and the development ��� ���!' today is fulfilling the prophecies those Optimists 'ef the Main
Street Improvement Association made
when they took up tlie cause eef Main
Street several years ago. The majority
eef these Main Street men are South
Vancouver men. incidentally.
George Hopkins il the president
of the Main Street Improvement Association, He has worked arduously
furthering the cause of the street.
Other prominent South Vancouver
Main Street men are: John R. Peach.
Albert   I lainilton.   W    C    Me Kim.   \Y.
J. Prowse. George P. Findlay, R. G.
Simin, D. W. Grimmett, J Grimniett,
Lab.nde and Clough. R. M. Robson,
W. A. Pound. Mr I-'redericksein, H.
Hallberg, J. Walden There are many
others who are contributing to the
development 'if Main Street, and the
Vancouver portion of it will be permanently paved throughout, with a
rapid  car service  right  to the river.
And when the forces have combined to make Vancouver the greatest
city in Canada, fortunate indeed will
be the man who holds a few square
feet eif property on e,r adjacent to
Main  Street
Epistle to Mistletoe
Mistletoe, holly
Frolic anel folly,
Everyone jollj
I In e in a year,
Carols and kisses,
Bi rrels of blisses,
What  a  time   thi-   i.-:
Christmas is Iui.-!
peer a whole day now,
Fling cue away now,
Let  us  he-  cay   now,
All is L[e,oi! cheer!
Tears may come after;
Now, only  laughter
Shakes   iln   ��� <]r 1   rafter:
Christmas is here-!
While' spray, I  wonder
If I Bhould blunder
Kissing Keise under
That  chandelier?
Thai   is   Love's   eliet.
1  mean  to try it
Once een the quiet.
Christmas  is  here!
So. then, here  goes, you
Sweet little  Rose vou:
Who would suppose
Could be so dear!
Lip like a cherry.
Much sweeter,  very.
Let us make merry:
Christmas is  here!
Tight ii.  my arm  then.
Whal   was   the   harm   then!
Willie.ut alarm then
In a pink   ear.���
Suddenly bolder,
1 Iver her shoulder
1  leaned ami told her:
"Christmas is here!"
5 Facts
2446 Main Street
For Christmas fare yen choose the best:
FACT I.���We can supply it.
FACT II.���We grow, sell, and guarantee our own
Fruit and Produce.
FACT III.���Our aim is to sell a good article at a fair
FACT IV.���We do NOT sell C Grade stock. )
FACT V.���A trial order will convince you.
Office Phone :  Fair.  1607
Residence Phone : Fair. 8741
(Successor    to     Dane    and
4123 Main Street
The  Pioneer Drug Store of  South  Vancouver
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New  Location���Main Street and Seventeenth Avenue
OUR NEW STORE is Now Open for Inspection and Business
Wo intend bv our quality goods, efficient equipment, and moderate prices to make this the most
popular Drug Store in tlie district. We are fully equipped to supply all your needs in drugs
and drug sundries, or to fill your proscriptions.
W'e want your trade. Come and see us.
I tillcrest JPharmacy
Main St. and 17th Ave.
Two Stores
Cambie Pharmacy
Bridge St. and 16th Ave. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1912
Fraser Street-The Future Commercial Thoroughfare of a Great City
W. A.
Telephone   your   wants   to
Fairmont 686
Fraser Street is lined with busy stores and offices.    Its development in the past few years has been phenomenal
FRASER AVENUE is one of the oldest arteries leading from the city.
Formerly known as the North Arm
Road, it was out this road that many
of the inhabitants streamed when Vancouver was burned out. N'o magician's wand could have made a greater transformation than has taken
place from that state to the present
A few years ago, cither side of the
road tall timber grew, while at long
intervals hardy pioneers who had ventured and made small clearings in the
bush could be seen. The mountain
lion roamed around this district, and
the bear and bands of wild dogs made
their home in these quarters, and were
no small source of danger to the
early settler. Deer and all kinds of
game  were easily  procurable  then.
What   a   change   today!     Tlie   wild
dog lias become extinct; the mountain lion has sought other abodes; a
few bear and deer still lurk around,
but they will also soon be of the past.
The tall timber has all been cut down;
only small patches of bush are seen
here and there, while along Fraser
Avenue runs a double car line, from
Mount Pleasant to the Fraser River.
There will soon be a continuous
street of modern houses and business
hlucks. A thriving town of its own
has sprung up in and around South
From Ferris Road to the river the
whole beauties of the Southern Slope
have been laid bare. Here one stands
with enraptured gaze looking upon a
scene of matchless beauty. Rolling
alemg in its majestic beauty flows the
noble Eraser River, while stretching
as far as the eye can see are the ham-
lets on Lulu Island. Away to the
west is seen the gleam and the glitter
of the Gulf of Georgia. Can it be
wondered at that those who have property on this beautiful slope feel
proud of their holdings? In no place
for miles around South Vancouver
are there such ideal homesites, basking in the warmth of the southern sun,
sheltered from the rigors of the north
wind, lapped by the water of the
Fraser, lulled by the breezes from the
ocean. It is indeed the very haven
eif the ideal homesite for which the
workingmaii has prayed, and of which
his wife has dreamt. Here he can
rear his children in the warmth of the
sunshine of nature. Life here becomes a dream, a pleasure. The day
will come, and that soon, when a home
on this beautiful slope will be reckoned as a possession beyond price.
6509 Fraser
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At the Fraser Avenue
:: Dry Goods Store :s
Ladies' Fancy Collars and Tics, neatly boxed, 35c up.
Ladies' Fancy Handkerchiefs (boxed), 50c a box up.
Special���100 dozen Fine Ladies' Handkerchiefs.   Regular 25c, for 15c each.
Men's Ties, Suspenders, Gloves, etc.    A big assortment at Lowest Prices.
Men's Pure-Silk Handkerchiefs, colored borders, 25c
and 50c.
Fancy Sox���special, 25c pair; regular 50c value.
Men's Scotch Heather Sox. While they last, 20c pair.
We are headquarters for English Flannelette Blankets, Flannels, Flannelettes, etc.   Our direct import.
VISIT OUR 5c, 10c, 15c, 20c, and 25c TOY
Do Your Holiday Shopping
at the Fraser Avenue
Dry Goods Store
Agents Butterick Patterns Parisian Corsets
B. & K. If you are
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Store    Pr��Perty
0l0re      to Buy
Sell or
Wishes all its customers
For good satisfaction and
best prices our store takes
the lead.
dive us a call, as we arc in
a position to handle same on
short notice.
We   have   clients   always
ready and waiting for some-!
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talk it over with us.
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J       432 Pender Street West
otOFC Wm; Gale
Geo. Ewenneville
Cor. 48th & Fraser St.
Xmas Gifts!!
What is Better for a Christmas
Gift than a pair of Slippers or
Fancy Shoes?
You can get them at
St. and 48th Ave.
Christmas Music
N DERL.Y1 NG thc music of Christmas is much interesting romance,
For centuries the extraordinary event
which eeiir chief winter festival celebrates   has   been   the   cause   of   great
jubilation,   In consequence, it is easily
tn be imagined that many delightful
stenics arc interwoven with the songs
of rejoicing handed down from generation lo generation.
Ignorant of the real date of our
Saviour's birth, the Romans���according to Gibbon���fixed a solemn festival mi December 25. This, prior tn
that era, had been the Bismalia, when
the pagans had celebrated annually the
winter solstice, or the birth of the
sun. At that time, also, was thc
Yuletide of the Druids, and the Breakfast of Lammas, of the primitive Anglo-Saxons.
It is unlikely that the Nativity of
our Lord really occurred in December. Neither flocks nor shepherds
could have been out in the fields of
Bethlehem at nightime during our
twelfth month, because in Palestine
that is the height of the rainy season.
So the early Christians in all_ probability, agreed to honor the birth of
our Saviour on December 25 with the
hope of supplanting the unseemly orgies of the pagan saturnalia which obtained at that time.
Be this as it may, the character of
thc music of Christmas was affected,
in no small measure, by holding the
Feast of the Nativity in midwinter
and grafting it on to a very hilarious
holiday, especially in England, Christ,
mas has always been a merry time.
In the good old days, on the conclusion of pious devotions on Christmas Eve, large candles were lighted
and a huge balk of timber called the
Yule-log was burnt. In the houses
of the wealthy an officer named the
Lord of Misrule was chosen to superintend the revels. At Oxford and
Cambridge, one of the masters of arts
directed both the Christmas and
Candlemas sports. For this he received a fee of 40 shillings, equal tei
more  than   ��5  or $25, in  our day.
These diversions were continued till
the Reformation. Indeed, our bacchanalian Christmascs and New Year-
tides in thc middle ages compared very
closely with the saturnalia and feasts
of Janus of Roman times; but, whereas the saturnalia lasted five days, our
feast of misrule endured for twelve
days. At that time houses and
churches were decked with evergreens, and particularly with mistletoe. Here, again, we see a traditional
custom of druidical worship harmonizing  with   Chritian   observances.
As to merriment, this was express-
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Some of the substantial business blocks, on Fraser Street, at the intersections of Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth.
In this section, the People's Trust Company are planning to erect an office building which will be the pride of
the District.
ed most notably by means of thc
dance. The true import of the old
french carols wcre a tcrpsichorean
performance in which hands were joined together in a circle. It is strange
how the meanings of words change
in the lapse of centuries.
At first, then, a carol implied motions of the feet and body. Next, if
we come to Chaucer's time, carolling
meant sometimes dancing and at other
times singing. But today a true carol
is a composition, with or without instrumental accompaniment, and for
the singers to kick up their heels during thc performance would be quite
out of keeping with the spirit of the
What is so interesting about not a
few of our Christmas carols is that
their descent has been traced from
the mystery plays of thc twelfth and
thirteenth centuries. In these primitive times the church, in eirdcr to entertain thc people, indulged in extraordinary representations of the events
associated with thc birth of Christ.
A curious picture, illustrating one
of tbe Christmas plays of Coventry,
represents   the   stable   at   Bethlehem.
In the manger is thc Holy Child.
Kneeling with the parents are shepherds. Behind them are attendant
angels. Their singing is accompanied
by a man playing on thc bagpipes, by
sheep bleating, oxen lowing, and so
forth. But all thc animals and birds
have labels hanging from their
mouths. On these tags arc Latin inscriptions. By reading the words
from left to right the carol sung runs,
in  English, somewhat as follows:
"Thc cock crows'. 'Christ is bom!'
Thereupon the raven caw.-.: 'When
was He born?' To this the crow
Bquawkc 'This night!' The ox then
lows: 'Where?' A shaggy sheep bleats
in reply: 'In Bethlehem!' Thereupon
the voice of an angel, flying overhead,
sings:    'Glory in the highest!'"
Then refrain gives us the words of
the first carol, or Noel, which, in the
ancient mystery plays, always formed the "Angelic Solo." The impressive phrase, "Glory to God in lhe highest, on earth peace and goodwill towards men," was sung by a single
voice prior to an outburst of an appropriate chorus by the multitude.
Yet, for many generations, such music
scarcely did justice to the text.
It was not until Handel's greatest
triumph, "The Messiah," that the old
Latin "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" may
bc said to have reached the greatest
sublimity of which human art is capable. Here wc have the second number of thc Roman mass appropriated
bodily to Protestant use. Handel took
the theme for his vigil of the shepherds frum a Calabrian melody of
greal antiquity. This he had treasured up in mind 32 years before the
time came to sec  it.
Less elaborate than this masterly
oratorio are thc simpler Christmas
songs or carols. These may be divided into three kinds���the ecclesiastical,
the popular and thc festive. As I have
already observed, Christmas music
has been influenced by two forces of
an opposite character. While the
church hymn was sobered the bacchanalian folk song, the latter has.
in a sense, brightened up thc church
chant. As regards such effervescence,
if we turn to fifteenth century music
we find the organist of the Chapel
Royal, the famous William Byrd, who
was  steeped  in   sacred  music  almost
fro/.i infancy, elaborating Christmas
carols in an extraordinary seculiar
manner. The reason of this was that
one of the duties eif the gentlemen of
the Chapel Royal was to entertain
their sovereign by singing before him
Noels at this season.
In France, at the beginning eif thc
Seventeenth century, Hustache du
Caurroy treated the Noel in polyphonic style with marked originality.
Thus, in Burgundy, the Christmas
carols, or Noels, became as famous
as did, in Germany, certain Weill-
nachts Gcssenge. Yel, in no country did the simple tunes evolved at
Christmas-tide obtain, in the affections of thc people, a firmer hold than
in England.
To instance only a few, the famous
Bear's Head Carol, thc old melody
sung to "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen," "Christ Was Born on
Christmas Day," "Good Christian
Men, Rejoice and Sing," and "Good
King Wenceslaus Looked Out" are
never likely to be forgotten.
The famous carol introducing King
Wenceslaus refers less to Christmas
than  to the day  which follows, since
the Feast of Stephen is what i- popularly called in England "Boxing Day."
This name, of course, has nothing te,
do with pugilism, but derives il- origin from Ilu fact thai, in the early
days   ni   Christianity.     boxes      were
placed in  churches  (or promiscuous
charily.       These     were     opened     on
Christmas day. but the contents were
distributed by the priest mi tin foi.
lowing day and called tlie "Dole ot
the   Christmas  box."
Tei children good King Wenceslaus
has   always   appealed,   since   he   was
crowned king nf Bohemia when unly
two years old. Nevertheless, lhe legend eif the good king has no connection with Ihe original  Latin verse- of
thc Christmas carol,
A much greater monarch than Wenceslaus was Charlemagne. Born
long before the first named, he was
entitled "Emperor e.f lhe West."
Like many e.liter princes of his time.
Charlemagne was sufficiently musical
to don the surplice and lake his place
in the church chnir. There he presented an imposing appearance. Hi-:
historian, Archbishop Turpin, has rc-
corded that Charles thc Great stood
eight feet high. Ilis face was a spaa
and a half long. The breadth of his
forehead was one foot, his body and
bones  being  proportionately  big.
Ilis enthusiasm For music led him
to endow special classes for its cultivation at the University nf Paris,
which he founded. Moreover, he instituted throughout his dominion:
schools for the study both of the
I henry and Ihe practice of music. At
home, the emperor entertained music-
lovers by singing and playing, and
when he was not away at the wars he
gave lessons to his daughters during
three hours every day.
Remember Charlemagne reigned at
the beginning of the ninth century.
Yet, today, a beautiful chant composed by him is still heard iu our
churches. In the time of Charles II
the English poet Drydeu translated
the Latin words of Charlemagne's
hymn in a manner familiar tn most
church-goers. The Latin title is.
"Veni Creator Spiritus." In English
lhe careel begins. "Come, Holy Ghost,
Creator come, and visit all the souls
of Thine; Thou has inspired our
hearts with light, inspire them neevv
witli  light  divine."
A more typical Christmas carol,
which at the present time is an ecclesiastical chant, is that known as
ihe Portuguese Hymn. It is-set to
an ancient melody claimed by Roman
Catholics as being peculiarly their
own. Nevertheless, no carol is more
used by all denominations of Christians than "Adeste l-'idelis.' In English it is, "O Come All Ye Faithful."
So remote is its origin that it is regarded as the very "First Ecclesiastical Car.,I."
::       Business of       ::
Flourishes on Fraser Street
1. Mr. Rolston's main store (South Hill) Grocery-Forty-fifth and Fraser.
2. Branch store at River Road and Fraser.
3. Unique Cafe, near Forty-ninth and Fraser.
Mr. Rolston wishes the people of South Vancouver
A Jfflwrnj dMfnatmaa ani a
|JttiHj��r0U0 Nntt f tar
The House of Prosperity
View of Cochrane & Elliott's well-kept store, at junction   of   Fraser   Street,   Westminster Road, and
Fifteenth Avenue East
TnVO YOUNG MEN, R. J. Elliott and Thomas Cochrane, have taken it upon themselves to
* give South Vancouver one of the most up-to-date grocery stores that can be found in all
British Columbia. They started in a humble way at the corner of Carolina and Westminster
Road three years ago, and today, by their untiring efforts, they can boast of one of the nicest
groceries to be found anywhere.
The firm outgrew their old premises some months ago, and moved to a bright, clean store
building at the junction of Fraser Street, Westminster Road and Fifteenth Avenue East. Here
the business has continued to grow, and Messrs. Cochrane and Elliott are looking forward for
1913 to break all past records. The turnover is now approximately $50,000, and a stock of
$6,000 is always on hand. VI
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Looking over the River and Lulu Island, from River Road, Soi h
L. H.
Wishes His many Customers
and Friends
\^^M i^^M
441 Homer Street
For $800  Each
Important Local Industry
Seventy-five men, mostly South Vancouver ratepayers, are on
Marble and Granite Monuments of a style that cannot he bettered anywhere are manufactured by Messrs CHANDLER AND
PATTERSON at their two local factories.
Patterson and Chandler Works at Main Street and 16th Avenue
The firm has grown rapidly in the past few years, and this
is due to the good business acumen and fine personal qualities of
the partners, Messrs W. R. Chandler and H. Patterson, as well
as to the general prosperity of Vancouver and the districts surrounding.
The firm's marble works on Fraser Avenue compare favorably with the main branch on Main Street.
In purchasing interior marble fittings and marble and granite
monuments, South Vancouver people should give Messrs. Chandler and Patterson, a first-class local firm, the first good Canadian opportunity to fill their requirements.
^��<1C   wish   our  customers
and tlie people of South
Vancouver generally,
Hugh Miller
25th Ave. and Main St. SATURDAY, DKCKMHER 21, 1912
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The dinner whs served up in tlie
great hall, where the squire always
held his Christmas banquet. A blazing,  crackling   fire   of   logs   had   been
heaped on t<e warm the spacious
apartment, and the flame went sparkling and wreathed up the widc-niouth-
eei chimney.
The great picture of the crusader
and his white horse had been profusely decorated with greens feer the
occasion, and bully and ivy had likewise been wreathed rnund the helmet
and weapons on the opposite wall,
which I understood were the arms of
iln same warrior, I must own, by the
by, I had strong doubts aboul the
authenticity "i the painting and
armor as having belonged to the crusader, they certainly having the stamp
��� ei more recent days; but I was told
that the painting had been so considered time out of mind; and lhat as
to the armier,  il   had been  found in a
lumber room and elevated t" its present liquation by the squire, who at
i nee determined it i" he' the armor
of Ihe family hern; and as he' was absolute authority on all such subjects
in Ilis   ewu household, thc matter had
libssed  into current acceptation,
A sideboard was set eeut just under this chivalric trophy, em which
was a display of plate thai might have
eicd (at least in variety) with llel-
sliazzar's parade iif the vessels of the
temple,' "flagons, cans, cups, beakers,
goblets,  basins,  and  ewers,"  tlie  gor-
"cnus utensils of good companionship
that had gradually accumulated
through many generations <if jovial
housekeepers. Before these stood the
two Yule candles, beaming like two
slars of the first magnitude; either
lights were distributed in branches
like a firmament of silver.
We were ushered into this banqueting scene with the sound of minstrelsy,
the old harper being seated on a stool
beside the fireplace and twanging b's
instrument with a vast deal more
power than melody. Never did Christmas board display a more goodly and
gracious assemblage of countenances;
those who were not handsome were
?t least happy, and happiness is a rare
improver of your hard-favored visage.
I always consider an old English
family as well worth studying as a
collection of Holbein's portraits or
Albert Durer's prints. There is much
'intiquarian lore to bc acquired, much
knowledge of the physiognomies of
former times. Perhaps it may be from
having continually before their eyes
those rows of old family portraits,
with which the mansions of this country are stocked; certain it is that the
plain features of antiquity are often
most faithfully perpetuated in these
''"es, and I have traced an old family
nose through a whole picture gallery,
'cRitimately handed down from generation to generation, almost from thc
���jwe of the Conquest. Something of
'he kind was to be observed in the
Worthy company around me.
The table was literally loaded with
guud cheer, and presented an epitome
of country abundance in this season of
overflowing larders. A distinguished
post was allotted to "ancient sirloin," as mine lmsl termed it, being,
as he added, "the standard of old
English hospitality and a joint of
goodly presence and lull eef expectations.' There wcre several dishes
quaintly decorated, and which had
evidently something traditional in
iheir embellishments, but about which.
as I did not like t>e appear over curious. I asked no questions.
Winn the chiih was removed the
butler brought in a huge silver vessel
of rare and curious workmanship,
which he placed before the squire. Its
appearance was hailed with acclamation, being the Wassail I'.uwl, see rc-
nowned in Christmas festivity. The'
contents had been prepared by the
squire himself; for ii was a beverage
iu the skilful mixture of whieh he' par.
licularly prided  himself, alleging that
ii was teen abstruse and ci mplex for
the comprehension of an ordinary servant. It was a potation, indeed, thai
might well make the heart of a toper
leap within him. being composed of
the richest and racieti wines, highly
Bpiced and sweetened, with roasted
apples bobbing about the surface.
The eild gentleman's countenance
beamed with a serene !��� >< >k of indwelling delight as he stirred this mighty
iiinwl.     Having   raised   il   to   his   lips.
with a hearty wish of a Merry Christ- j
j mas to all present, Ile sent it brimming
[round the board, for every one to fob '
[low   his   example,   according   lie   the j
primitive   style,   pronouncing   it   "the'
ancient     fountain    'if    good     feeling.
where    all    hearts    met    together."���
I (From   Irving's  "Sketch   B.eeek")
Lest   They   Forget
Hunt out the little lame girl,
The peeeir boy who is blind;
Hunt   eiut   the   weary   widow
Who   thinks   tlie   world   unkind;
Search   down   tinning   the   hovels
Where gladness seldom  strays,
And teach the sail ones there thai
There   are   still   Christinas   days.
You   have   been   busy   planning
To  spreael  your   gifts  afar.
To   add   your   fair   love-tokens
Where joys and comforts are,
Dili   have  yuu  in   your  gladness
Bestowed   one  kindly   thought
i Mi those who sit in darkness,
Wlie-s,' crusts are dearly bought?
Your heart  is full of kindness,
'i ehi hear tlie anthems  sung
And gaze  up at  lhe windows
Where ribboned wreaths are hung
You've heard the sweel old story
With reverence retold���
Hut there are' hungry children
Where all  ia dark and cold.
Hum   eiut   the   little   lame   girl.
Tin' poor boy who is blind;
Hunt   ������nt   the   weary   widow
Who   thinks   lhe   world   unkind;
Cn down  ameeng the victims
Of  chance   and   greed   and   crime
I And   cause   them   to  remember
Thai   this  is  Christmas  time.
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CHINOOK CHRISTMAS EDVION                                                                                                                                   IX
-The Hub of South Vancouver
Christmas and Its Season
(By   Charles     Dickens,   in   Pickwick
And numerous indeed are the hearts
to   which   Christmas   brings   a   brief
season ol happiness and enjoyment.
Ile.w many families whose members
have been dispersed far and wide in
the restless struggles of life, are then
reunited, and meet mice again in lhat
happy state of companionship and
mutual goodwill which is a source of
such pure and unalloyed delight, and
"lie so Incompatible with the cares
and sorrow! of Ihe world, lhat thc re.
ligieetis beliefs nf the most civilized nations, and the rude traditions of the
roughest savages, alike number il
among the first joys eif a future state
eef existence, provided feer the blest
and happy. Hnw many old recollections, and how many dormant sympathies, does Christmas time awaken!
We write these weirds neew, many
miles distant from the spot at which,
year after year, we met "ii thai day. a
merry and joyous circle. Many ol the
hearts that throbbed so gaily then
have ceased to beat; many of the looks
that shone so brightly then have ceased to glow; the hands we grasped
have grown cold; the eyes we sought
have hiil their luster in the grave,
and yet the old house, the room, the
merry voices ami smiling faces, the
jest, the laugh, the most minute and
trivial circumstance connected with
these happy meetings, crowd upon our
mind al each recurrence of the season,
as if the last assemblage had been but
Happy, Happy Christmas, that can
win us back to the delusions of our
childish days, that can recall to thc
old man the pleasures of his youth,
and transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back
to his own fireside and his quiet
When Uncle Bill Played Santa Claus
1   never   shall   forget   that   night���
'twas  years  and years ago;
I  shall  not  say how many now���the
ground  was  white  with  snow:
A sort of ghostly silence seemed o'er
all lhe world to spread.
Then   suddenly   I   heard  the sound of
sleigh bells overhead;
There   was   a   pawing  on   the   roof���
my  hair stood up on  end;
I   knew   that   Santa   had  arrived  and
would at once descend!
Wc sat around the open hearth, in
which  thc flames had died;
It was the good, old-fashioned kind,
arched  high and deep and wide;
First-class    Clean -t.    Pressers    and
Tail, ers
A   trial   will     i ��� ince  you.     Prices
Open   Evenings
4.375 Main Street   .   Seeuth Vancouver
A Festival Event at Cedar Cottage School
I stood behind grandfather's chair and
heard him saying, "Hark!"
He's   coming     down     the     chimney
now���"And here I will remark
That   I'd  have given  much just   then
if Santa  had  passed by
To give his toys and candy tei some
better boy  than   I.
1   heard   a   scuffle   and   a   snort,   and
then a muffled she nit:
It   seemed   that   Santa     Claus     was
stuck and wanted to get  nut.
He called for help, a brick got  loose
and tumbled  with a  thump,
And then a second and a third, each
causing me to jump;
I    heard   grandfather   make   remarks
which filled me with surprise.
While  grandma,  looking up  the  flue,
got mortar in ber eyes.
I   seem   to   hear   the   racket   now;   in
fancy   I  can  still
Behold   grandfather   reaching   up   the
flue for Uncle Hill;
The merry Yuletidc ceased a while lie
have   a   charm   lor   mc.
And  grandma  wrung  her  hands  and
cried,   forgetting all   hcr glee;
But good, old gray grandfather caturlit
a dangling leg at  last,
Anil pulled ami pulled, fur Uncle  Bill
was suffocating fast.
There was a fearful ripping noise,
and  then  grandfather yelled���
In his two hands the trousers that
were Uncle  Hill's he held;
But, going to his task again, he pulled with all his might,
And made seeme warm remarks abeeut
"confounded feiols" that night.
���y  rescued  Uncle  William,
what a  sight  he  was!
1  there  and   then,  alas,   1
faith in Santa Claus.
Kissing Under the Mistletoe
The mistletoe was held ill great reverence by the Druids. 11 was believed
tu lie particularly and divinely healing; in fact it was given this attribute
for centuries. Il had special significance as the cause of the death of
Balder, lhe N'orse Apollo, who was
killed by an arrow made from its
branches. Subsequently Haider was
restored tei life, the mistletoe tree
was placed under the care eef I;riga.
and from that time until it te niched
the earth was never again to be an
imminent of evil,
The present custom of kissing under
the mistletoe is the outcome of an old
practise of the Druids. Persons of opposite sexes passed under the suspended vine and gave each other the
ikiss i if love and peace in full assurance that, though il had caused
Haider's death, it had lost all its power
of  doing  harm   since  his  restoration.
of D
a meeting 'ef the license ceim-
nicrs Ihe license of the Glad-
Inn was renewed. An appli-
i made by Mr. James Chapman
llingwood for a bottle license feir
premises "li Jeiyce Reiad was refused
mi lhe ground that the legal require.
uciiis had not been complied with.
Sale of Fancy China, Crockery-
ware. Furniture, Household Effects, Christmas Toys and Dolls.
Also a quantity of Eookkeeping
Books, to be sold at what they will
Corner Main and 17th Avenue
Every  Night at 7:30 p.m.
. 2 p.m.
W. M. Gibbons
By presenting this advertisement you will receive 5
per cent, discount on regular
purchases up to December
25, 1912.
House Ltd.
Cor. Hastings & Abbott
��22 Also 77 Hastings West^B
for your
Plum Puddings
We also carry a full line
of Pastries, Cakes, Bread and
Stores: 3561 Commercial
Street; 6 2 5 Westminster
Road; 3226 Main Street.
Oben Bros.
Corner   Westminster   Road
and Commercial Street
To provide groceries of
superior quality to the people
of this district is our aim.
Phone:   Fairmont 564
Where    the    Christmas   Tree    Came
This custom, su far as Christianity
is concerned, is German in its origin,
and is identified with thc labors of
St. Matenuis, one of the earliest, 'ti
ne.I the very first, of the preachers
of the gospel among the Teutons.
Just how that people became latter
day spouse ers for the Christinas tree
is doubtful, though it is possible that
it is traceable to the Saturnalia, and
may have been imported into Germany by some of the conquering
legions. The Germans have a legend
of St. Matermis's sleeping beneath a
fir tree, and of a miracle that occurred
upon that occasion.
There is another theory that the
notion of this tree came from Egypt.
Thc palm tree is supposed to put forth
a shoot every month, and a spray of
this tree, with twelve shoots on it, was
used in Egypt at their winter solstice
celebration as being symbolical of the
ended year. The Germans attribute
thc actual institution of the fir tree
as part of the Christmas celebration
to Martin Luther, but there is no reliable information on this subject. The
Dutch, especially in Xew Amsterdam,
were responsible for the vogue which
the tree gained in America. It is now
one  of  our  oldest  holiday  customs.
In England it was entirely unknown
until the marriage of Queen Victoria
to Prince Albert, who introduced into
his adopted country the custom
known in every Germa* household.���
"Scrap Book."
|G. K. Atkins    11. \Y. Aggett
.Telephone : Fairmont 2004.
General Commission Agents i
Real Estate; Valuators;
Rents, etc. promptly collected ; Estates managed
Cedar Cottage Car Terminus
(Late Sun Office)
One of the nieisi Modern Apartment Houses���Dis4
appearing Furniture, Hath in each suite, separate
Laundries fur each suite.   Steam-heated throughout.
Rents moderate.
READY for occupancy JAN. 1 VIII
Hustling Cedar Cottage-The Hub of South Vancouver
3539 Commercial Street
Phone:   Fairmont 655
I specialize in Trading, also
in South Vancouver
See me before going further.
It will pay you
All Good Wishes for the
F. Ayling
and by prompt attention to
each one, hopes to continue
their patronage for the coming year.
Commercial Street, Cedar Cottage, is one of the busiest thoroughfares, outside the financial district,  in Greater Vancouver.
/"VNE of the oldest settlements in
^-f South Vancouver is the Cedar
Cottage district. When other portions of South Vancouver were without transportation Cedar Cottage was
served by the interurban line of the
B. C. E. R.. running between Vancouver and New Westminster. Even
Grandview in its early stages was
served by the same line of cars. In
view of transportation at hand a settlement took place at Cedar Cottage,
which skirts the limits of the City of
Vancouver, and with the start once
made it was not long before it had
assumed quite a large form. Cedar
Cottage is now one of the Inost thickly populated districts in South Vancouver, and one of its most important
Two    factors  have influenced    the
popularity of the district as a desirable place for a homesite���its proximity to the City of Vancouver, and
its ideal location as view property.
Proximity to the city is desirable for
various reasons, chief amongst which
is that the great majority of residents
find employment in Vancouver, and
the shorter distance to and fro from
work  the  more desirable.
As view property it ranks amongst
the best ill the Municipality. Higher
than the City of Vancouver, a Splendid view of the city can be obtained,
while the view passes across the Inlet'
to North Vancouver, where the mountains can be seen in all their glory.
Little wonder that this district has
been so popular amongst the home-
Commercial Street is the chief business artery of Cedar Cottage, and is
one of thc most thriving business
centres of South Vancouver. With a
large population to serve there is
much activity on this business mart
whieh has been centralized to a great
extent. Four years ago thc entire
business section on Commercial Street
embraced less than half a dozen stores.
Today there is almost an unbroken
line of business houses on both sides
of the street, from the street railway
crossing to the Lord Selkirk School,
which is one of the finest school structures in the Municipality. Even past
this point the energetic Cedar Cottage business man has pushed on and
places of business flourish until Westminster Road is reached, which, too,
is claiming considerable prominence
as a business proposition.
Progressive and energetic residents
have done much to make Cedar Cot
tage what it is today. There are no
more progressive residents in South
Vancouver anil the spirit which has
animated them in building up this
locality is one which might well be
emulated throughout the Municipality.
Owing to its closeness to thc City
of Vancouver, the question of annexation is one which has been received
with much favor in that district. The
ties between the City and Municipality are probably more tangible at
this point than elsewhere in tbe Municipality, and many residents naturally
would welcome a change which would
extend the city's border so as to include that district. When the plebiscite on annexation comes before
the ratepayers in January next it will
probably receive its greatest support
from tbe Cedar Cottage district.
Pool Room
Barber Shop
Kendall Block, on Carline,
First-Class Haircut & Shave
and spend a HAPPY
EVENING with the Rose,
Shamrock and Thistle
[moooqjxiocio{ii|   [ajexcajncooi)^   |ajoccagiooooitj
C. F. Broadhurst
3535 Commercial Street
Wishes to thank all his customers for their patronage
during the past year, and extends to them a
Hearty Greeting
FOR SALE ���Lots between Vivian and Nanaimo
streets, three blocks from
new school, Victoria Road.
Inside Lots, $325. $50
cash; balance three years.
Small or large houses for
sale or trade in South Vancouver district.
Agent for Great Western
Loan Co. Repayments on
Grocery ::
ill.  R.  I'.ROOKS, Prop.)
Wish to thank their many
patrons lor past favors, and
to wish them all the Compliments of the Season, and
trust to receive the same
generous support in the future.
Phone:    Fairmont 1070
Cedar Cottage
Phone: Fairmont 1259
Border Tailor
(j. SCOTT, Proprietor)
Phone:    Fairmont 1217
Wishes   to thank his   many
customers lor kind favors
in   the   past,   and   also
to   express   his
Best Wishes to All for a
Everything new and second-hand for the inside of a
Hardware, Furniture
Enamel Ware a Specialty
Highest    prices    paid    for
second-hand goods
Scottish Realty
3515 Commercial St.
Are the hustlers of South
Vancouver, Cedar Cottage,
and Victoria Road District.
If you are thinking of buying, come in and consult our
Listings, as we have a large
number of Listings on our
books���houses new and up
to date. Prices are right, and
terms easy. Also acreage in
large and small blocks and
vacant lots on easy terms.
The Simpson
Hardware Co.
South   Vancouver's   leading
Hardware House
Wish   their   customers   and
the people of South Vancouver generally
The Cash Grocers
Three Stores : Main Store,
Cedar Cottage Station,
Phone : Fair. 1049
Branch No. 1 : Victoria Drive
and 43rd Ave., Phone :
Fraser 17
Branch No. 2 : Cashion Bros.
& Foley, 3539 Commercial
Drive, Phone : Fair. 1069L
Cedar Cottage
Thank their patrons for past
favors, and wish them all the
J. W. LEAHY, Prop.
Phone: Fairmont 1073
Cedar Cottage
(U. A. Empey, Manager)
Commission Agents, Estates
Managed,   Rents   Collected,
and Loans Negotiated
Agents for Royal and London and  Lancashire Fire
Gow Block, Commercial St-
We specialize in South Vancouver and Burnaby
We are tbe leaders in. b're
Get our rates before placing
your risk I
Collingwood's Growth More Rapid and Permanent than other Communities
My Store is Full ge Canadians
of !
for the
people of
This year I have tried to
give them a bigger and better selection than ever before.
Dry Goods Store
Follow the Naval Policy
Develop Canada
Our Specialty
Drug Co.
Collingwood East
Collingwood East
Phone Collingwood 18
We have a choice selection
of Lots from $450 each. $50
cash, $12 per month.
One of your last chances
for Close-in Lots at reasonable prices.
Nice 4-room Houses from
$1,800. $100 cash, balance
$25 per month.
Interest figured in monthly payments.
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
This has the following attributes :
fl Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
fl Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
^ Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
fl The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
4 Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C.
Collingwood Wins Championship
On Saturday, December 14. the de-
ciding game  eef the Semth  Vancuuver
and District Senior Amateur Football League wai fought out between
the Collingwood  Rangeri    ami    the
Hustlers  Athletic  AtlOCiatlon  em   the
General Wolfe School grounds.
Both teams were tied feir the championship honors, anil each fielded their
Strongest line-up.    The game was the
best and fastest nf the season, and
Collingwood won out hy a small
margin eef one goal; the final score
being 4 tei 3. Hy this victory they
take possession of the cup, emblematic e,f the championship of South
Vancouver and District, now held by
Smith Hill team, last year's champions.
The same was called at 3 o'clock
sharp. Play started out brisk, the
ball plying up ami down the field, to
neither team's advantage. After about
seven minutes play, Collingwood made
a rush down the field and by a nice
shot from left wing lhe first goal was
scored in  favor of the visitors.
Shortly after centering the ball.
Betts, for the Hustlers, secured it and
by some good work carried it down
the field, getting inside the penalty
line, but while in the act of shooting,
one of the Collingwood men fouled,
consequently making a penalty kick.
Williams.,n took lhe kick and see end.
making  the   tally   even,
For several minutes lhe game was
again up .ind down the field. Collingwood had two penalties, bin on each
occasion failed In score About Hyp
minutes before half-time, they managed, however, to bulge the nets once
nu,re, and when the whistle sounded Ihe score stood 2 to 1 in favor
of the visitors.
When play was again resumed, Williamson, the Hustlers centre forward.
- 'Cured the ball on a pass, and from
about twenty yards dropped a nice
one into the nets, thereby evening the
About fifteen minutes later Kngley
scored feir Collingwood, breaking the
tie, and before the Hustlers could
even again the visitors rushed in another.
The Hustlers began to get busy,
and by good combination, they soon
had the play all their own way. Several corner kicks were taken and some
good shots made, and the nets were
again   bulged   by   the   home   team.
Each team played good fast football, but neither could again score before the whistle blew.
One of the most worthy institutions of Collingwood
Seasonable Cookery Recipes
Boiled and Decorated Tongue.���
Soak the tongue for several hours in
cold water; then run a skewer under
it, from the point to the root, to keep
it in shape; put in plenty of cold
water; when it boils skim it carefully,
and then simmer for three hours.
When cooked take it out and remove
the skin, beginning at the point and
dipping it for an instant in cold water;
My stock of POULTRY
this season consists of the
finest birds that are on the
TURKEYS per lb. 35c
GEESE per lb. 25c
DUCKS per lb. 30c
CHICKENS....per lb. 30c
FOWL per lb. 25c
Fred Scott
Two Stores     -     Joyce St.
in front of thc point to keep it
straight; arrange it into a good snape.
When cold trim the root and glaze
the tongue with the glaze given below,
and decorate with beaten butter. Garnish with a macedoine of vegetables,
sprigs of parsley and a skewer. For
tne glaze mix one tablespoonful of
gelatin with half a teaspoonful of meat
extract and one cupful of water; alhew
i to boil,  then  brush  the tongue  twice
| with this glaze. Beat three table-
spoonfuls   of   butter   with   a   wooden
1 spoon until smooth; add three lea-
spoonfuls of flour and mix; put this
in a forcing-bag with a rose tub and
decorate prettily.    The butter may be
I made  pink  with  a  few  drops  of  red
j coloring,   if  desired.
Crown Roast of Mutton or lamb.���
Select corresponding ribs tioin until
sides of a rack of mutton or lamb;
cut apart at the backbone, but do not
separate the chops farther. Trim the
bones to make the meat of uniform
height, or leave the trimmings on each
side in one piece and roll this over
and over backward. Join the ends to
form a crown of meat. Cover the
ends of the bones with strips of salt
pork. Rub with salt, set in a hot oven
for fifteen minutes, then reduce the
heat, baste wilh dripping, and cook for
one hour. Serve with cooked peas in
the  centre  and around  thc  base.
"Duck" of Lamb.���Take a piece of
the neck, rack and breast of lamb,
seven pounds in all, and remove the
bones and shoulder blade. Then fold
over and make into a neat "duck,"
sewing it together and leaving a space
for the stuffing. For the forcement
mix together two cupfuls of breadcrumbs, one tablcspoonful of chopped
parsley, half a cupful of chopped suet
and the strained juice of half a lemon,
seasoning of salt, pepper and powdered herbs, one beaten egg, and enough
milk to moisten. Put in the stuffing
and place thc meat on a roasting-pan.
From the eye of the "duck" with a
small piece of cranberry. Roast for
two hours in a hot oven. It should
be basted well. Serve decorated with
watercress, cranberries and potato
Spanish Beef.���Free one green pepper from seeds and put it through a
meat-chopper with two pounds of
round steak, half a pound of lean fresh
pork and two peeled onions. Add one
cupful of breadcrumbs, two table-
spoonsful of tomato-ketchup seasoning and milk to moisten. Shape into
a round, lay on a buttered tin and
strain over the mixture a quart of
stewed tomatoes. Put four slices of
bacon on top and cock for one hour,
basting with the sauce. Garnish with
potato balls and parsley. Decorate
with sliced tomatoes and nuts. Serve
with brown sauce.
Corned Beef.���Select a large piece
of good rump or brisket of corned
beef and place it in a saucepan with
enough cold water to cover it. Let
it boil briskly for half an hour, then
let it simmer for three hours and a
half or more, until tender. Serve on
a hot platter with boiled cabbage, turnips and carrots, or with plain boiled
W, !���'. Farrow Walter <'.raeMe,n
l'hone : Collingwood 32
Real Estate, Insurance and Financial Agents
We also control nearly 400ft. of deep waterfrontage on the
North Arm of the Fraser River in the City of Xew Westminster
with trackage on tlie B. C. Electric Railway.
Price $125 per Front Foot
Armstrong!    Armstrong!
Cutlery of
all Kinds
Table Cutlery
We also have a good assortment of ROASTING
BAKE PANS���in fact, most
everything you will need for
Nmas.        ��
Phone 19
Stuffed Ox Heart.���Wash the heart
in salt water. Mix one cupful and a
half of fine breadcrumbs, a quarter of
a pound of finely chopped suet, one
tablcspoonful of chopped parsley, seasoning of salt, pepper, red pepper,
niprika and powdered herbs, the grated rind of half a lemon, a grate of
Phone : Collingwood 24
P. O. Box 25
Notaries Public
Homes for sale in all localities, from $50 cash; balance as rent.
Dominion   Express   Money
Orders issued
Joyce Road,
Collingwood East
nutmeg and a little milk; place these
ingredients in the heart. Tie thc heart,
and roast, turning it frequently. Serve
garnished with mashed potatoes, stuffed olives and sprigs of parsley, and
pour melted butter over it. A piece
of holly may be placed on the top. CHINOOK CHRISTMAS EDITION
Collingwood's Growth More Rapid and Permanent than other Communities
WHEN'     Seeuth    Vancouver     was
merely   dotted   here   and   there
with heemes of pioneers, Collingwood
was a centre unto itself. Like L'eelar
Cotlage il thrived upon tram connections with both Vancouver and
New Westminster, and while an hourly service was metre lhan sufficient
to Accommodate residents neet eenly of
Collingwood but travclclrs between
the twee cities, tenia}- practically as
many passengers are carried between
Collingwood and Vancouver as between all the other intervening stations on the line ol the I'. C. B. K.
While the population of Colling.
woieii now numbers several thousands,
there is practically no crowding of
homes in that district. More land goes
with a home ill the Collingwood district than in any other locality in
South Vancouver, and this condition
has been a potent factor in attracting the man who seeks more fresh air
than a limited city lot affords. On the
lUtskirta 'if the Municipality homes
became attractive iii lhe- Collingwood
���district chiefly because lhe newcomer
could afford more ground mi which
to make liis abode. Tlie population
of Collingwood accordingly is greatly scattered. Inn it is a population
wherein   the   rented   house   is   almost
The highest level eef land in the
Municipality, from the standpoint of
health and of view, lhe Collingwood
��� 1 i~11-iet has much to commend it. Considerable standing timber is still to be
found in the Collingwood district, and
until il is entirely removed. Colling-
w 1 "ill never conic into full enjoyment of its possibilities as view
property. A few years hence, however, and there will possibly be no
finer view property in the Municipality. It is generally recognized that
the higher levels are more conducive
tr/good health and Collingwood benefits greatly in this respect. The Carle-
Ion School all but stands on 'he highest ridge in the entire  Municipality.
The Collingwood district embraces
East Collingwood, West Ceillingwoi.il,
Park Avenue, which is the eastern
boundary of the Municipality adjoining the Municipality of Burnaby, and
Earl's Road. Each is a centre of great
stctivity, but in turn they are all regarded as part of the Collingwood
-district. Originally there was only
one Collingwood���thc Collingwood
which skirted either side of the old
Collingwood Road, which was one of
the first thoroughfares in the Municipality. I-ater the settlement on
Joyce Road, to the cast, took on the
name of Collingwood for purposes of
conveniences in travelling on the
trams, and Collingwood was divided
into two halves, East and West. Even
the old Collingwood Road is becoming a memory, for this street has been
newly  named   Rupert   Street  to  con-
Several new business blocks have been erected in the Collingwood district during the past year. In the
above engraving, which was taken from the B. C. E. R. tracks of the interurban line, at East Collingwood,
looking along Joyce Street to Westminster Road, the two corner blocks were built during the pas.t summer,
and have only recently been occupied. The growth of the Collingwood district has been one of the outstanding features of the development of South Vancouver.
feerm with Rupert Street in the City
of Vancouver, as these roads meet at
the boundary line between the city
and South Vancouver.
While there is a great air of freedom in the Collingwood homes, the
same holds good in respect to places
of business. Whether by design or
by accident, there is no really congested' business centre in that centre.
East Collingwood, which has assumed
the  leadership  in  matters  social  and
political, has a thriving business district, but it is more scattered than,
say Cedar Cottage. Five new bleicks
em Joyce Street at the crossing of the
B. C. E. R. tracks have been notable
additions tee the business life of East
Collingwood during the past summer. They are numbered amongst
the finest business blocks in South
West     Collingwood.    Earls.   Road.
I'ark Avenue have each their separate
business sections and each their own
districts to serve. The erection of a
fine new sub-station by the 11. C. K. R.
at Karls Road this summer gives
South Vancouver one of its finest
buildings, while assisting greatly in
the  business  activities   of  the  place.
The presence of the Bursill Institute in the midst has been a factor of
great importance to the educational
uplift of the locality. Perhaps the
library   has  not  been   appreciated   to
the extent it merits, but ils growing
use is probably the best proof of its
claims to popularity.
The Collingwood district has special
claims feer the man who seeks a
healthful locality for a home in quiet
and restful surroundings, and amidst
public-Spirited and progressive business men.   After all, there is only one
! Collingwood  district  in  South    Van-
I couver.
Mt. Pepys Passes a Fairly Pleasant Christinas
(Taken From the Diary of Samuel
Pepys, December 25, 1662)
25th I Christmas Day). Up pretty
early, leaving my wife not well ill bed,
and with my boy walked, it being a
most brave, eedd and dry trusty morning, and had a pleasant walk to White
Hall, where I intended to have received the Communion with the family, but 1 came a little too late. So
I walked up into the house and spent
my time looking over pictures, particularly the ships in King Henry the
Vlllth's voyage to Bullen; marking
the great difference between their
build then and now. By and by down
to lhe chappell again, where Bishop
Menley preached upon the song of thc
Angels, "Glory to God on high, on
earth peace, and goodwill towards
men." Methought he made but a poor
Befmon, but long, and reprehending
the mistaken jollity of the Court for
the true joy that shall and ought to
be on these days, he particularized
concerning their excess in plays and
gaming, saying that he wheese office
it is to keep the gamesters iu order
and within bounds, serves but for a
second rather iu a duell, meaning the
groom-porter. Upon which it was
worth observing how far they are
come from taking the reprehensions
of a nisheip si'iieeusly. that they all
laughed in lhe chappell when he re-
fleeted on their ill aclieins and courses.
Ile did much press us tei join these
publique days eef joy and hospitality.
But one thai stood by whispered in
my ear that the Bishop himself do
not spend one groat to the poor himself. The sermon done, a good anthem followed, and then the King
came down to receive the Sacrament.
But I staid not, but calling my boy
from the Lord's lodgings, and giving
Sarah some good advice, by my Lord's
order, to be sober and look after the
stock, the success of turning them into
house, I walked home again with
great pleasure, and there dined by my
wife's bedside with great content, having a mess of brace plum-porridge and
a roasted pullet for dinner, and I sent
for a mince-pie abroad, my wife not
being well In make any herself yet.
After dinner sat talking a good while
with her, her pain being become less,
and then to see Sir W. Pen a little,
and so to my office, practising arith-
metiipte alone and making an end of
last night's book with great content
till eleven at night, and so home to
supper and  to bed.
A lot of people are figuring on getting into heaven because they have
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Seime weeks agee, when the entire
world, with bated breath, awaited lhe
result of the Presidential elections in
the United States. W. L. Goodwin,
the Semlli Vancouver lumberman,
leaned over the counter at his ware-
louse on the .North Arm, discussing
he situation.
"I'm a Republican," he said, "al-
vays have been, but if I were over
here te,morrow, 1 guess I'd vote
Against the party for once."
"Who's going to win?" asked a
"Oh," replied Mr. Goodwin, quite
unconcernedly, "I guess my cousin
will he the next President of tile
United States."
Mr. Goodwin's guess was correct.
Governor Woodrow Wilson, as everyone knows, was duly elected President of the United States of America.
On this side of the international
boundary, Mr. W. L. Goodwin is in
all probability the only person who
is related to Woodrow Wilson, president-elect  of the   United  States.
But in spite of the fact that the man
who owns the Goodwin Lumber Company at the Campbell Road Station
has Ihe privilege of shoving his feel
under the family table of the President of the United States. W. L.
Goodwin is a good Canadian and a
good  South  Vancouver    progressive,
who declares that he has come to the
district  to stay.
Mr. Goodwin is an old Alaskan, and
the greater portion eef his life has been
spent in the north. lie is well up in
the lumber business, and calculates
thai in a community such as South
Vancouver, where there is more home-
building going on to the acre than at
any other point in the world, the natural place for him is on the North
Arm of the Fraser. Thc Goodwin
Lumber Company always fills its
orders, and there is nothing in the way
of lumber that cannot bc supplied by
them, from a sliver to a cargo.
The Goodwin plant is at the foot
of Inverness Avenue, and has the advantage of splendid rail and water
transportation facilities. Nearby is
Mr. Goodwin's home. So his work
receives careful personal attention by
day and by night. Telephone orders
will be received at Fraser 109-R���
that is, Mr. Goodwin says, if thc Telephone Company do not decide to
change his number again for about
the tenth time is thc past few months.
Mr. Goodwin, though much younger than the first citizen of the United
Slates, ��� resembles that illustrious
Democrat to a great extent in the matter of personal appearance. Though
he has no political ambitions at present, his career will bc well worth
j .SASH S- ir< '.tWOlOINOS: '
H"". J   6'or.Rs y;*   riwmi .'    NA,LS
.    I
When Christmas Captured the Cow Ranch
HIS here Christmas thing in W.yo-
:icking a little new life into the round-
lp camp-fire, "ain't what it was when
worn Parkison was runniii' the 7-6
mtfit. Lord Parkison may not have
Been much as a cowman. He may
have let the rustlers steal him blind,
���>nd he may have been a mark for all
ihe smart cattle buyers in the West
to shoot at, but the Rocky Mountain
country never knowed what an orthodox Christmas looked like till he Yule-
tided in our midst.
"Lord Parkison was born in an ivy-
covered castle, and when he hit log-
cabin land, of course, the jolt must
have been somethin' terrific. But the
change didn't seem to gnaw at his
vitals, as it were, till about the middle
of December. Then he begun to get
Christmas longin's that must have
made the common or garden variety
of booze longin' seem nothin' much in
comparison. He'd mill around his
room like a lone colt in a corral, and
he'd chew the ends of his mustache
till they'd got plum frazzled.
" 'Cal,' he'd say, 'don't you nor none
of the other boys never gel no longin'
to mingle with the folks at home on
"'Nope,' I'd reply. 'If yc ever had
such longin's, they belong back in
the tenderfoot age. Personally, all
my folks bein' gone years ago, the
only thing 1 want to get back home
for is to see how fat and homely that
girl is that 1 thought I was in love
with when I was twelve years old.
But I'd jest as soon go back for that
on thc Fourth of July���not tryin' to
rub it in on you as an Englishman���
as on  Christmas.'
"'My word!' he'd say; 'My word!'
And then he'd go on pulling and
chewin' his mustache and talkin' about
Chirstmas stunts till 'way in the
mornin', and I'd be so plum locoed
for sleep and I'd jest as like as not
forget the lay of the bunkhouse and
walk into  the  crick.
"One day Lord Parkison called me
to the ranch-house and says: 'Cal,
we've got to have some real Christmas doin's this year.'
" 'All right,' I says, 'I'll get the
boys all together, and on Christmas
afternoon we'll all ride to town and
shoot things up. If the marshal! tries
to stop us, we'll give you first shot
at 'm.'
" 'What a barbaric idea of a Christmas celebration!' he says, with a shudder. 'I mean a real Christmas, right
here at thc ranch. We've got to have
a Yule log, and Christmas carols, and
holly, and by Jove! we've got to have
mistletoe���real mistletoe hangin' by
the door, where the ladies can just
casually stroll under it and get kissed,
don't you know.'
" 'But there's no chimney here for
burnin' Yule logs,' I objects.
"'Then, by Jove! we'll make one
without delay. Send Missoo to town
with a telegram for bricklayers from
Cheyenne or Denver right away,' he
says. 'We'll have a chimney up and
finished before Christmas arrives.'
" 'But I've never heard of a Yule log
growin' indigenous to Wyomin',' I
remarks. 'There's a little jack-pine
and lodge-pole, and some scrub-oak
and cedar in the hills, but it's a forty-
mile haul through sagebrush to get
even that.'
" 'Then, by Jove! we'll chain enough
lodge-poles together to make a Yule
log of respectable size.'
" 'But holly ain't ever grtiwed out
'" 'Well,' he says, 'just cut a red undershirt into little bits, like berries,
and sew 'em among the branches of
any kind of a tree. They'll look all
right hung around the ceilin'.'
" 'Yuma Pete's the only man in the
outfit who can sew a little bit, and
he'll quit,' I objects, havin' visions of
a good top-hand leaviu' the ranch on
bein' asked to do any such job.
"'If he quits, I'll sew 'cm on,' says
Lord Parkison. 'Holly berries we've
got to have.'
"'I can git mistletoe around here,'
says I, 'but wimmin folks to stray under it is another matter. Y'ou know
this here's a man's country right now.
I don't know of wimmin nearer than
them squaws on the reservation. Maybe we could get half a dozen of 'em
to stand under the mistletoe kind of
expectant-like, but delivery of osculation can't be guaranteed, as the punchers with this outfit are all careful wdiat
they kiss, even if they are plum reckless what they drink.'
" 'Well, Well eliminate the mistletoe and the osculation,1 says Lord
Parkison. 'But carols we've got to
have. Are there any musicians among
thc cowboys?'
" 'All of 'em sing more or less on
night herd to keep the cattle from
stampedin'. But thc songs ain't nothin' Christmassy. Most of 'em can't
be printed, and them that has been
printed hadn't oughtcr be.'
'"My wordl How barbarous,' he
says. 'But music we must have, and
I commission you to pick out the best
singers and teach them this song.' And
then he began to sing a song I remembered hearin' somewheres when I
was a kid:
" 'God rest you, merry gentlemen���
Let nothing you dismay.'
"Somehow, when I heard that song,
all the dum foolishness of the hull
proposition dropped away like magic.
That bally Englishman, standin' there
in the centre of the room and chantin'
a Christmas carol���and he had a good
voice, too���stirred somethin' inside me
that hadn't been stirred for years. I
felt like I wanted to cry but couldn't
because I felt so glad. I caught the
idea he was drivin' at���the big Somethin' behind all this Christmas business. I seen there waeFsomcthin' big,
and fine, and noble that this feller was
tryin' to express, and that he was
tryin' to get me and the rest of the
unregenerate 7-6 outfit of harum-scarum cow-punchers to express the same
"I walked over to the bunk-house
full of the solemnest feelin's that ever
churned in a human breast. I jerked
open the bunk-house door, and I
" 'Boys, I want you all to pay attention. Yuma, put down that jews-
harp, and Texas and Missoo you
throw down them cards. Antelope,
quit your grinnin' over the tales you
and Pecos have been swappin', and
the rest of you set up and take notice:
We're goin' to have a real, blowed-
in-thc-bottle English Christmas here
this year. We're goin' to have all the
trimmin's, includin' imitations of
chimes played on a set of crowbars.
We're goin' to have Christmas carols
instid of Wild West lyrics that set
the kyotcs yappin'.
" 'We're goin' to have a Yule log
lightin' the ranch-house, and there's
goin' to be nothin' but sweet cider in
the chimney-corner fer booze, and at
dinner we'll have a plum puddin' if
wc have to send clear to Denver for
a cake architect to make the same.
" 'We're goin' to start in to git ready
tomorrow mornin' and any unregenerate heathen who don't want to throw-
in can roll his bed and bring up his
pack animal tomorrow right after
breakfast and hit the long trail.'
"Nobody made a move to go. They
scrapped for a chance to do each
ither's share of t'lc work, even to
wheedlin' Yuma out of the job of
sewin' the red-flannel holly-berries
on scrub-oak branches. And you'd
have knowed sure that Christmas had
captured the cow ranch when, after
all the serenades was sung and the
sweet cider was downed and the Yule
log had gone out, every mother's son
in the bunk-house hung a stockin',
which was to be filled later by Lord
Parkison disguised as Santa Claus,
whih thc hull starlit prairie was re-
soundin' to the tune of that old carol:
" 'God rest you, merry gentlemen���
Le- nothing you dismay.'"
���Arthur Chapman, in "Puck."
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will be needed. These papers are
glazed and may bc bought for two
cents a sheet. For the designs shown
patterns may be cut from stiff paper
and the outline drawn on the paper
from which the bag is to be made.
The design is then cut out and the
opening backed with a colored paper
suitable to carry out cither the mistletoe, poinsettia or holly motif.
Five.cent reproductions of great
pictures may be used for the decoration of these bags, which, by-the-way,
may be used as lanterns on thc tree
if electric light bulbs can be used for
illumination. Groups of angels and
figures of cherubs may be cut from
the pictures and effectively on the
different sides of thc bags or around
the circular ones. Pictures of the
Madonna may also be used in this
way. A good effect is obtained by
mounting these figures on a transparent paper, allowing a margin and
cutting away from under each picture
the paper from which the bag is made.
A very appropriate arrangement
on the Christmas tree may be made at
slight cost that it will be quite possible
to provide one filled with popcorn,
candy and nuts for each little guest
who may visit you during Christmas
week to see your tree.
The bag may be made of net, tarlatan
or coarse muslin, cutting a short
sleeve, kimono fashion, on each side
just below the heading through which
the ribbons arc run. In each sleeve
fasten the hand of a paper doll, the
head being pasted just inside the frill
at the top. When the ribbons are
drawn the bag has thc appearance of
a baby's slip.
If suitable paper dolls are not easily
obtainable heads of children may be
cut from post cards, or from fashion
papers, and mounted on thin cardboard.
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A bag bearing a Christmas tree is
very simply made. The foundation
is a square of red construction paper,
from each point of which a conventional tree design has been cut, the
opening being covered with green
paper pasted across the back. A lining of white crepe paper is placed inside this square and the four points
are tied together by red ribbons run
through two perforations in each
point. A five-pointed star also ties up
prettily in this way, using a lace paper
doily for lining.
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A pretty way to roll a stick of candy
to hang upon the tree for the little
visitor is to wrap it first in paraffin
paper; then take a piece of white
tissue paper laid within a piece of red
tissue four inches wide and five inches
longer than the stock of candy. Roll
the candy and then slash the edges
of the paper to make a fringe. Tie
each end with baby ribbon, allowing
enough for a hanger by which to
fasten the parcel upon the tree.
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For the construction of the three
Christmas bags suspended by wire
handles  red,  green   and  white  paper
"Is There a Santa Claus?"
the   shifting   flakes
night   with
is thick,
Old  Boreas blows and blows,
And   now  is  the   time  when   speeds
Saint Nick
Over the piled-up snows;
For close at my knee there stands a
And pleads in the cuddling pause
That follows his kiss and his sweet
"good night";
"Is there a Santa Claus?"
"Yes, to be sure there
the   pole     he
And I answer
Why   straight   from
With     his    reindeer,     Dasher,
Prance, and Whizz,
And a load of sleds and drums,
And a host of wonders both tin and
Intended for lass and lad:
Aye, oceans of toys for thc children
But sticks for the children bad."
So we talk and guess, and Saint Nick
we hear
Whenever a sleigh-bell rings;
And into thc chimney throat we peer
While the back log glows and sings
Till, careless of drifts besieging deep,
And many a snow whirl wraith,
Tucked fast in his bed he lies asleep.
Secure in  his  childish  faith.
Dream,  happy  youngster  your  fondest dreams
Of Dasher, and Whizz, and Prance;
Not mine the arrogant faith, meseems,
To  shatter one least  romance.
For   the   time   draws   near    in     the
future's store,
When, keen to a thousand flaws,
Grown  wise���too wise���you will ask
no more:
"Is there a Santa Claus?"
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(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).
Fraser Street, close to Forty-ninth Avenue, 33 feet; $2,600 cash.
Cleared Lots, 33 feet, high and dry, $550.   $50 cash, balance easy
One Cleared Lot, close to Fraser, facing south, 33 feet; $850.   $100
cash, balance easy payments.
Page Road, high location,
facing south; $800.   $100 cash, balance
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Commissioner Crehan is one of the leading municipal experts in the Dominion. He is thc official auditor for many cities, towns and municipalities
throughout British Columbia, as well as for scores of the leading financial
and industrial corporations on the Pacific Coast.
Commissioner Crehan was appointed by thc Government to investigate
and set right irregularities in thc conduct of civic affairs in South Vancouver, arising largely from the unwicldincss of thc Municipal Clauses Act,
under which the Municipality is governed, and his work is resulting in much
satisfaction to the ratepayers and general good to the Municipality as a whole.
W. A. Pound has been closely associated with the development of South
Vancouver from the first. He is a former reeve, a genial person, a good
citizen, and makes a progressive puhlic man. He is running
for thc reeveship this year. Mr. Pound has extensive business interests in
South Vancouver.
View of North Arm of Fraser River, from foot of Victoria Drive, South Vancouver.   A bill to spend $6,000,000 improving this waterway
will shortly be placed before the House of Commons
To successfully stand the grind of the work of Municipal Clerk in South
Vancouver requires the wisdom of a Solomon, the diplomacy of a Richelieu,
and a thorough knowledge of finance. Mr. Springford occupies the position
in a graceful manner, and discharges his duties with accuracy and promptitude.
Superintendent South Vancouver Water Works Department, who was recently honored by friends and employees.
IN D. L. 94
We can show you the most charming scenery in the whole of
Greater Vancouver, and the best land. '1 his beautiful spot is most
easily reached by way of the B. C. E. R. to Koyal Oak Station, then
up Koyal Oak Road to Deer Lake Road, thence east. A most excellent wav nt returning is by way of our new great road that runs
through from the Westminster Road, just east of the Royal Oak
Hotel, to Deer Lake Road. This way yuu will bc able to see all
around and through and through D. L. H and be able to appreciate
what verv beautiful limm-sites it offers. You will find that the view
over Deer Lake. Burnaby Lake, and feer mil.s beyond is unparalleled.
We are selling here FULL QUARTER ACRES at $650 and $700, on
very easy terms of $50 CASH and $10 A MONTH. Long before this
can be paid for, values will double, at the rate Improvement! are going
on in this district. This in n road alone, which has cost us an immense sum. has increased the value immensely; l-.it. for the moment,
we have not put prices up, though this is in contemplation. A day
here will be well spent, and you will be able to appreciate that many
of the best things in *he world are right under your nose. We can
give you maps, plans .nd olher details, and it will be a pleasure for
us to do so.
510 Pender Street West
Kitsilano Office���Fourth and Larch
Phone: Sey. 2873
Phone : Bay. 586
Have helped sun-kissed  Burnaby and South Vancouver
develop from virgin forest into busy districts of homes.
They believe Burnaby possesses all the factors necessary
to make her one day the hub of the peninsula.
Dominion Trust Block,
341 Cambie Street
Edmonds Station,
Phone 1038 : ��� Edmonds, B. C.
I have the exclusive sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to statica.   $1,000 each; on good terms.   Sec me about them.
6T.;   acres  in  Edmonds  district,  near   Power   House   and  facing  on  Vancouver
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PHONE 1024
Acre Blocks in NORTH BURNABY
Just the Place to Build Your Home
���Had a longing for freedom?
���Wished you had room to turn round?
���Wanted a  playground���at  home���for  the kiddies?
You probably pass fine homes daily, with large attractive grounds,
and envy the owners' "good fortune."
Yet what was their "good fortune?" They did what you should
now do.
They Looked Ahead
Saw  how  land  values  would   rise,   and   that  buildings   would   soon
surround them,
I have a few blocks in North Burnaby (each block the size of
8 City lots), with sidewalks, water, electric light, telephone and a
good street. There will be a carline on both sides of this property
in the near future, so prices will never be lower.
At present, one of these blocks will cost you what you would
have to pay for an ordinary 33ft. lot on the outskirts of the City.
'Phone, write, or call and make arrangements to let me show you
this property. ..... 	
537 Pender St. VV., Vancouver        Phone : Sey. 6315
The Settlers' Association of B. C.
Phone : 664
Applications invited for Homesites, Investments, Loans, Mortgages
Auction Sales Conducted
Property for sale  on  easy terms
Hall, fully equipped, to rent for Concerts, Dances, Meetings
Box SS6, New Westminster
or Edmonds, B. C.
One acre close to Cut Off, $2000.    Easy terms
Opposite Power House : Lots 50x120. yA cash; 6, 12, 18, 24 mths. $525
Another $450.   $100 cash; $10 per month
QONNie 6anks���> Brags
Mr. Walker Opens Campaign.
While not exactly declaring himself In the field fe.r the Reeveship of
Burnaby, -Mr. li. Y. Walker, Stipendiary .Magistrate, last Wednesday
night denned his position to the
Ratepayers of Ward Six in McKay
Hall. The people were evidently alive
In the Situation as the hall was packed in anticipation of an announcement by either Mr. II. M. Fraser or
Mr. Walker. Mr. Eraser has definitely decided not  t��� > be a candidate
but will throw in all his energy In
secure lhe election 'if Mr. Walker
sin mid   he   run.
lu opening his address Mr. Walker
took exception to two tranactions in
which Councillor McGregor figured���
the purchasing eif a lot early in the
present year to be used leer Rock
Crushers and the handling of the insurance on the Municipal buildings.
Mr. Walker paid a very high tribute to the worth and work of Reeve
Wean. Ile slated that in his estimation Mr. Weart had done more for thc
forward movement of Burnaby than
any Other man, but he would have to
take exception to thc manner with
which he endeavored to assign the
Reeveship from himself to Mr. McGregor.
Ile then stated that he was not in
a position yet to announce his candidacy. He had been pressed by a
large number of pceiple to do so but
tej do so would entail upon him many
sacrifices. It would be necessary for
him to relinquish his position as Stipendiary Magistrate and also president
eif the Board of Trade, two positions
in which he took great pride. If he
should enter thc contest it would bc
simply at thc request of the ratepayers and he would enter the contest
upon his past record. Among other
things he has secured the water the
Municipality now enjoys; compiled
the first map of Burnaby showing
subdivisions; been chief promoter of
the Burnaby Lake Improvement
schemes and has also acted as chairman of the joint North Arm Harbor
Committee that is now petitioning
the Federal Government for the appointment of a Harbour Commission.
He dealt shortly on the Franchise
question slating that the majority of
the North Burnaby people should be
the last to try force the British Columbia Electric Franchise upon the
Municipality as the Western Canada
Power Company has purchased the
right of way thiougb this portion of
the  Municipality.
Mr. Walker was heartily applauded at the close of his speech and a
hearty vote of thanks was tendered
him on a motion by Messrs. D. Ross
and   Russell.
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Board of Trade  Ball.
The social event of the season took
place on Thursday evening last in
('���ray's Hall, Edmonds, when the
Board of Trade held their Annual
Ball. The committee in charge did
everything in their power to give
their guests a good time. Thc floor
was graced hy many of lhe leading
men and handsome ladies of Vancouver, New Westminster and Burnaby
who thoroughly enjoyed the excellent music of the Mackncss Orchestra. Those who did not wish to dance
found congenial company on the balcony where a splendid view of the
company was to be had and where
card tables wcre provided for the lovers of thc game.
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Presbyterian   Ladies'   Bazaar.
On Friday afternoon and evening last thc Ladies' Aid of Gordon
Presbyterian Church, Edmonds, held
their first-bazaar and sale of work.
This was their first event of the kind
and they were highly pleased with
their success. They had sold everything before nine o'clock.
The  new  church  on   the  corner  of
Humphries Avenue and Arbutus
Streel is Hearing completion. Ar.
rangementS   have   not   yet   been   coin
pleted    fur    the opening    but  it i
the intention  of this  vigorous young
congregation t'i Observe this occasion
in a fitting manner.
Municipal   Hall   Staff   Banquet.
The   siaff   of   the   Municipal   Hall
held  a   very   enjoyable   dinner  at   the
Carlton Hotel, Vancouver, last Saturday evening. Covers were laid for
forty and included besides the present staff several ex-members and
ineest of the council. The usual toasts
were made and responded to. Reeve
Weast proposed the toast to the
stall'. This was responded to by Mr.
!���'. L. Macpherson who suggested
that a scale of wages should be
drawn up for Ihe var'ous departments.
It  is  the  intention  of  the  staff  to
make  this  an  annual  affair  and  will
limulate   a   feeling  of   good   fellowship  between  the  members  past  and
ef       e|i        ��
Burnaby Briefs
About two weeks ago Mrs. W. T.
Willson of McKay accidently ran a
needle into the ball of her thumb,
It broke off leaving considerable of
the point imbedded in the first joint.
She suffered a great deal of pain wilh
it but Dr. Buller succeeded in lancing
the thumb and extracting the steel.
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The School Board are calling for
tenders for the erection of a temporary school at Broadview.
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Rev. J. A. Logan M. A., of the staff
of Wesminster Hall, Vancouver very
acceptably filled thc pulpit of Gordon
Presbyterian Church, Edmonds, on
Sunday morning last. At the close
of the service lie administered thc
Sacrament of Baptism on Ronald
McDonald, the infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Mackic, and Mabel Irene,
the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Marshall.
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Mr. T. V. Coldicutt, F.ast Burnaby, left on Friday night on a business
trip to Seattle.
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Mr. Beatty, a prominent barrister
from Dublin, Ireland, arrived here
last week and is the guest of his
brother-in-law, Chief of Police Parkinson.
ef      *      ef
_ Messrs. C. B. Patterson, G. W.
Fisher, and T. Cope, left on Friday
for a few days hunting and fishing
near  Naiiiamo,  Vancouver  Island.
The Sabbath School of Gordem
Presbyterian Church intend holding
their annual Christmas Festival on
Monday  evening next at 8  P.  M.
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The Edmonds Whist Club wcre the
guests last Wednesday of Mr. and
Mrs. A. McFee in their home on Lin-
din Avenue. Eight tables were in
play and a very enjoyable evening
was spent. After the dainty lunch
had been served music was indulged
in. Among those who contributed to
the entertainment were: Mrs. F. L.
Macpherson and Messrs. Weilz, McFee, Puttick, Disney and Dr. Watson.
* *    f
Tlie Collingwood district felt the
heavy wind storm to a large extent
on Tuesday night of this week. So
heavy was the wind that it brought
to thc ground the skeleton of a house
at the West Collingwood station of
the B. C. E, R. The building was
two-storey high and was roofed at the
time of its collapse. The loss will
amount to several  hundred dollars.
LS J \J     \JA\I>
Cedar Cottage Fire Hall
North  Burnaby  Acres
"Buy acreage near a growing City," was James J.
Hill's advice when askeil what he considered the best
and safest form of investment.
North Burnaby acreage is undoubtedly the best investment close to tlie growing City of Vancouver.
W'e own some of the very choicest Acreage in
North Burnaby, and will sell same in blocks of from
five-sixths of an acre to one and a half acre.
It is impossible to enumerate here the many reason:,
why this property is a gilt-edge investment. We may
say, however, that our prices are not a dollar higher
than you would have lo pay per acre for 40-acn-
blocks, and we give you 3 years in which to pay.
Call on us for further information.
Latimer, Ney & McTavish
419 Pender Street W. Vancouver, B. C.
Highland   Park   Acreage
We have a number of SMALL ACREAGE PARCELS on and
near the new cut-off line of the B. C. Electric Railway.
1 acre, just off Railway, $2100; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
VVt, acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
E.  W.  MacLEAN  LTD.
Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
Coldicutt  Block, 4th Ave. and 6th  St.
If it is in Eait Burnaby,   we can sell it for you
Telephone 719 East  Burnaby,  B.   C.
"'Twas the Night before
Christmas "���
It will not be long until we all can say it without quotation, The
question now is, have you started to buy your Xmas Groceries, have
you visited our store? Vou will find that good groceries very reasonably priced are here.
FREMONT GRAPE JUICE    pint bottle 25c
LIBBY'S MINCE MEAT  per lb. 20c
CHOICE LAYER FIGS   per lb. 20e
STOWER'S LIME JUICE   bottle 35c
LIBBY'S FIGS IN SYRUP   bottle 60c
F. & M. SPECIAL BRAND COFFEE per lb. 40c
New Raisins, Dates, Currants, Peels, Nuts, Spices.
Fraser & MacLean, 2mL^,2^r
Special attention given public and privite banquets.
Beautifully located, restful surroundings, unexcelled dining-room. We will be bonored by South Vancouver patronage.
A. G. Halstead
Hotel Headquarters, Vancouver Automobile Club
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1912
Authorized  Capital       $2,000,000
Subscribed Capital         1,169,900
Paid-up   Capital        840,000
Special attention given to savings accounts.
Interest paid at the highest current rates.
Your account very cordially solicited.
L. W. Shitfoid, Grnrrtl Manaier W. E. Jirdine. Ami   Crnftal Manager
COLLINGWOOD E. BRANCH. E   N. Haworth, Manager.
The cold weather is coming and you will
require some
Stoves and  Heaters
to keep your home warm.   We have heaters
$2.00 up
They are of the best quality, and we will put
them up for you.
Don't forget our line of RANGES.    We
have a few Pioneers left.
Eraser and Ferris Roads T. Fox, Prop.
Phone : Fraser 87
Eburne  Saw Mills  Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, Turnings
and House Finishings
And you need a quick fire in a healing stove.
Carry a complete line of heaters and are prepared to
deliver them on short notice.
We are featuring Coal, Wood and Oil Stoves, and
the prices are from $2.00 up.
Stove Wood
Stove Wood���14 inch Lengths
$3.50 per Load
\      Corner Bodwell Road and Ontario Street
Pb�� ��� Fraser No. 41 Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
of Goodwill
ringer or v^ooc
( By Frank II. Shaw i
.u ��� \ Sir Edward Clouston of
the BanU Montreal left an estate
ot appri,lately $2,500,000. With
the exeet of a codicil date(l Nov_
��5.^1n \ by which ''e bequeaths
WU.OOO to\niece) Miss Edna Cious.
ton, the entire estate is left to be
divided between his wife and his
daughter Marjory. The Royal Trust
Company of Montreal is named as his
trustee and executor.
PALFREY wrapped tlu- pull-
through round hii band, and t"r
tin- twentieth time- dragged 111<��� 'meeusi.''
up ihe barrel eii the Winchester. He
lifted tlu- breech towards the window
��� ef his shack, the muzzle tei his eye,
mill glanced down the twisting imma-
culatenesa 'ef the lie.re'. There was nut
se, much as a speck eif fouling present.
I there   had   met   been   a   speck   the   lasl
el'./ell   tilde's   eel   t||e-   " |l',e HI Sc's"   pillage,
i lint it was vitally necessary that until
ing -.111111111 be left tn chance now,
WOUld    be-    all'.weel    e,|R-    slleet    ami
>he.i ..illy; if lhat  failed	
"It   shan't   fail!"   he   said,   and
powerful   jaw   shut   out   intee   a
I funnily. "He's goin1 i,ut tonight, sure."
He opened  a  small  box   thai   stneul
in line comer eef the trivial apartment,
anil ir..in it took a punch eif cartridges.
These- lie examined tlu.uglitfully. A
! newly loaded cartridge might possess
faults; but one that had been a year
Iin store, when the powder hael been
loosened enough tu touch the bullet���
that was what was required feir a sure
(sheet. ,i true shot.   He found the one
he wanted, the only eeiie- remaining
from the steeck he hail laid in a clear
twelve   months   befure;   ami   t'i   make
assurance doubly sure- In-  slashed a
small cross 'en the point of the leaden
cone. Even if the messenger failed
tee touch a vital speet il would spread
ami wreak fearful damage in its passage; and in that intense cold such a
wound   must   be   fatal.
"I'll give him his Christmas present!" he grunted. There was me livid
anger in his manner now, and he
spoke with the placid coldness of an
automaton. The moments uf un.
bridled rage were past fur geeeid; they
had vanished after he made up his
mind that unly in .me way could the
debt he owed Holt Hansen be paid in
full. Ami that was at least seven
hours ago, when Indian Joe, the half-
breed, had come into the settlement
tu say that Hansen was on his way
acre.ss tbe frozen mutes.
Some uf thuse who heard the news
communicated where all news uf moment was communicated: in Hike's
Saloon, the common gathering place,
had derided the possibility uf tbe traveller getting through to safety. Indian Joe had taken up cudgels in Hansen's  defence.
"He git ('rough all right; he always
git t'rough. He swears by damn he
git here fur Christmus; he say he give
you fellers a devil of a flare-up; an'
he come." Palfrey, listening, bad bow_
ed his head in assent. It was always
the way: it always had been the way
from the beginning: whatever Bolt
Hansen wanted he got. Even to another man's claim, and that a rich
one. It was a cold-blooded steal frum
the beginning; Palfrey had merely
forgotten one little technical detail,
the lack uf which resulted in his dispossession ; but Hansen had found out
all there was tu know about the umis-
sinn, and su Palfrey's claim was now
Hansen's, and its new owner had
pulled enough gold out uf it tu satisfy
any ordinary man.
"If I'd got as much I'd have lit out
pretty quick," said Palfrey, wiping
the breech action of the Winchester
with a clean rag and a caressing hand.
No need to spoil everything by lack
of care; and frozen grease eliel sume-
linies mean a jam. "But he ain't
satisfied yet; he wants lu thruw his
weight about 'mongst the rest nf 'em;
wants tn show 'em he's Unit Hansen,
the Bolt Hansen, big man Hansen���
curse him! But he's goin' tee get it
this time."
The rifle shone in the glow freim
the open stove; there was something
devilishly fascinating about its brightness. Palfrey cuddled the stuck to his
shoulder and drew a deep breath; lie
steadied the foresight un a nail-head
in the wall anil held it there immnv-
ably fur ten  clear seconds.
"Never a tremble there; I won't
miss," lie said. "Four hundred yards"
���he slid up the leaf nf the backsight
mechanically���"an' likely a bit nf a
cross-wind blowing; it's easy. He's
hiiiind In pass Head Man's Ceirner
before the last bit u' light geees. an' I
it's a  straight  drop over the  edge."
"Hall...     Palfrey!"     Through     the
darkness   came   the   half-breed's   hail. .
Indian     Joe     Stumbled     Inwards   the
shack,   attracted   undoubtedly   by   the!
little flare nf light that shut nut em the
frozen  surface.    "Goin1 nut!'"
"I'd     thought   nf   it,   Joej     but���II
illume w.    It ain't a sort o' night tee
tempt "lie nut." Inwardly he was
cursing the intruder: if questions were
asked later, if Indian Joe happened
tu remark that Palfrey had been away
from his shack during the night, suspicion might attach to him; and then
���Hansen would be triumphant even
in his death. That was a contingency
not to be thought of. The debt must
be evened cleanly, leaving no accumulations of forgotten interest to annoy
the payer. Palfry had vowed to kill
Hansen, but he did not wish to die
himself; life, albeit irksome and harassing, still held something worth
while; there was a shadowy future
that had once not been so shadowy
as  now,  when   Palfrey would   return
to his home, and there	
But meanwhile, here was Indian Joe,
and Hansen's accursed luck was pnee
mure in the ascendant. But there was
another way. Out of his cold determination to achieve grew a great
"Come in, Joe; come right in," urged the owner of the shack. "I've got
a nice drop of the right stuff in here."
The light showed the half-breed'iS
eyes all aglint with coarse expectation; whisky, even of the crudest was
to him as many gods. He stamped
the congealed thickness from his moccasins and entered, and the door
slammed shut behind him. as Palfrey
reached for the big stone bottle in its
cupboard behind the portal.
"Say when." Not until the pannikin was three-parts full did thc half-
breed grunt, and he tossed down the
liberal potation without so much as
blinking an  eye.
"Bimeby Hansen git back," he stated stolidly, eyeing thc bottle greedily.
dat;   him   travel   mighty
sei fast as me.    Big 111:111.
"Pine   chap,
fast, almost
Hansen."    |
Question! :i -cere flew tei his hearer's lips, but by reason e.f his ���->-l�� 1
determination Palfrey choked them
back. It mult not be said ..i him
that he bad displayed an untoward
curiosity concerning the movements
nf the returning man.
"He's all  that,"  he  growled.    "Six
��� foot six, if he's an inch.''
"Big    every    way,    tall,    steellt.    guud
man.    Sometimes  I   t'ink  him  God."
Palfrey jerked Ilis head towards the-
"Have another; it's good stuff, -in'
a man needs a l"t this weather to get
the bite." Indian Joe nursed the re-
filled pannikin between Im knees, and
grew discursive,
"Hansen say lu- gii ln-n- for Christmus; tomorrow night Christmus eve,
un? IK- alius keeps a promise. Goin'
to hit her up un Christmus; going to
make t'ingS hum."
"Yes. curse the swine! With my
gold, too���my geehl!" But the we.rel-,
were met spoken aloud. They were
unly mentally uttered, and the though)
Seemed  tn  sear  their  creator's  brain.
"He come sharp when he git started. He stop behind tu buy wine, big
buttle with gold un 'em; he say he
give Golden Gulch a red-he.t time dis
"I dare say he will. Have another
drink?" The half-breed poured the
Idose down his throat and held nut his
pannikin; as it was filled he groped in
ihis pocket feer a sealskin punch, took
nut a pipe and filled it with dusty tobacco, The rank smoke poured up
tn the rough beams overhead, and presently   Palfrey  broke the  silence.
"Cumin'  by  the  old  trail.   1   s'pose
���   Hansen?"      The    breed     nodded
sleepily; the spirit was potent, and he-
had been  leading an  arduous life for
i many days.
"Yas,  round  by  de  Corner."    Palfrey's eyes strayed to his rifle again,
land his expression was that of a hungry man.    He was remembering many
things; but principally Hansen's steal.
That and his luck as a gambler, what
I time   Palfrey   had   made   a   desperate
I attempt   to   recoup   himself  for  other
losses by plunging wildly in the back
room of Hike's saloon.    Tbe luck had
always been with Hansen; he possessed  the  veritable   Midas  touch,  whatever he  handled turned tei gold as a
I matter of course.    But���all  that was
] going to bc altered now.
He waited a little longer, as Indian
I Joe's words dribbled on.    He was noting his guest's condition with critical
eyes, and once more he filled the pannikin; the half-breed looked at it won.
deringly, as though surprised to find
liquor there, drained it, and coughed.
A minute later he rolled from the log
and lay in an inert heap on the floor.
Palfrey drew  in a deep breath  like a
man   emerging   from   a   mighty   dive-.
The obstacle had been  removed.     He-
knew  Indian Joe's idiosyncrasies well
enough  to be aware that  this  stupeir
Would   last   for   at   least   twenty-four
| hours; and that even when he wakened he would naturally turn  to search
for a hair of the dog that  had bitten
! him.     He   placed   a   full   pannikin   of
spirit within reach of the fallen man's
hand, and looked out mice meere intei
the night.    Xei one else was in sight;
the   inhabitants   of   the   little   mining
j town  were all at  the  saloon, "hilling
her up'' in view of coming Christina-
"It's about time 1 started," lie nuit-
' tercd   slowly.     "It'll   lake   me   twelve
I hours   tu   gel   to   the   Corner,   an'   he
'might be there sooner than he counted mi."    Hansen was a g 1 tr:i\ elh r
when warmed to the work; and it was
folly tee risk losing his revenge for
want of a little initiative.
There was no need to trouble about
Indian Joe. The half-breed was a
(queer animal, one who absented himself from the town for long spells, een
business that nu om: cared to inquire
Jinto; his absence from tin saloon
.would not bc commented on. Everything was working mit wonderfully
I well; it seemed as though God hael ele.
creed that Palfrey'- resolution was
just and right. Hansen had sinned.
and the sin must bc paid f.er in blood
The avenger went about his final
preparations quite methodically. He-
drew mi his parka, tied the hood beneath his chin, and pulled the long-
legged moccasins over his feet: he
packed a bag with feeeed and drink, fur
a starved man could not bold a rifle
straight. He rolled up his fur-lined
sleeping-bag that had saved his life
een mure occasions than one, what
time he had been prospecting in the
remoter hills, and lashed it about his
shoulders. He would not take a
sleigh with him. First, he hail ii"
dugs; second, the runners might leave
traceable tracks, and what was thc
good of wiping eiut the score if the
avenger in his turn were held to the
payment of lhe price? Finally, he
was ready, all save the rifle. He made
a   close   examination   of  thc   weapon
��� if death again, satisfied himself that
there was no possible fear of a mischance; then he slipped in the cartridge he had selected, cuddled the
piece under his elbow, and stepped
out into the night.
Away to the north thc lights danced
and trickled amazingly, like upleaping
jets of flame from the mouth of the
Pit. At times they obscured thc stars
above, but when they sank down the
celestial illuminants glimmered palely
and coldly, like watching eyes, determined on seeing that the work was
carried out in every detail. Palfrey-
drew the door to behind him, halted irresolutely, opened the door and looked back. A new thought struck him:
It was just possible that someone
might call at the shack and inquire for
him. But long brooding over his
woes had taught him cunning. He
went back into the shack and busied
himself for a couple of minutes; then,
reviewing the situation, he laughed���
an unpleasant sound. He had so arranged thc blankets in his sleeping-
place that it gave the appearance of a
sleeping man within. To add value to
the belief, he placed the stone whisky
bottle mi the table close at hand, and
left a partly filled pannikin beside it.
"If anybody Comes now, they'l
think me an' Je.e ve been havin' a
spree," he laid. "They'll think wre'ri
sleepin' it off." He stooped when In
wal in tin- e,nter air again and ad
justed hi- tnowshoes; then, wiih long
-iiiele-, he wen! forward upon his
l'iiiii we.rk. Ilis way led him pa-: tin
saloon, but there were man;, useful
shadows  winch effectually concealed
him   Ir..in any  chance-   watching   eyes
A-   he  -liel  past   the big, low  inrl.l-
ing he heard a loud uproar nf \-.j.   ���
maudlin oaths rang on the- air. but
the clamor died away a- he hesitated
there     And then���came tin-  sound eel
a  gramophone,  throaty  anel  burred,
but the tune was mie that caused him
tn redouble hi- effort-. It wal a
Christmas carol���an old eerie���one that
he bad --.ing himself ,i- a boy, when
gold and death were alike inconceivable tu his mind.
"Oh. come- all ye faithful." grated
tin- gramophone. Palfrey bent his
head forward mi In- breast and trudged forward to the trysting-place with
* *        *        *        *
It was ..ii the edge e.f what was
called 'lawn up there when he reached the Corner, but the daylight was
-o insignificant thai it was hardly
pe.--.iblc to distinguish it freun blackest night, save that the -tars were
somewhat more pallid. Not until late
in the forenoon would the light be
worthy eif notice. By early afternoon
the light would be gone again, but.
even see, it would be possible to do
what   he  had  set   forth   tee  do.
Hailing, he became aware of hunger; he had travelled fast anil far,
with revenge the only thought in his
mind, and his strong frame was inured
tei hardship. But now, in a momentary cessation of brooding, he was at
liberty to pay attention tu his per-
semal wants. And he was very hungry.
Palfrey ungirthed himself with a
sigh of relief, tieiek off his snowshoes
and   propped   them     against   a   ruck,
unslung   his   haversack,  and  groped
within fur the food In sei sorely need-
eel. It was not choice stuff; his means
were not sufficient to allow him delicacies. As a casual worker on other
men's claims he had been enabled to
earn sufficient tei keep body and soul
together through the winter, but lhat
was all. He gnawed at his pemmican
ami uiscuitS hungrily, his strong teeth
making light of their hardness, and,
coming across a little package of
spruce tea, he pondered over the advisability of building a fire and preparing himself a refreshing draught.
But common sense warned him
against such a proceeding. Xo snow
had fallen for seime time, and the sky-
was clear of clouds. It might be that
someone would happen across the remains of his fire, and so help to convict him. He contented himself with
a long pull at thc flask with which
he had provided himself, and felt the
i spirit course warmly through his
body, He filled his pipe and lit it;
the little smoke-cluds soared cheerfully to the sky above and dissolved
into nothingness. All was working
mit well now, Frum time tu time he
climbed t.e the top eif the pile of
boulders and cast a comprehensive
look along the trail. Xe>, there was no
sign  of  Hansen yet.
Presently he knocked out thc ashes
carefully, finding a cleft tee conceal
them. A close glance about his halting-place showed him that the ground
showed ii" appreciable traces of his
: presence there: the snow was half-
frozen, little eddies of frozen fragments whirled hither and thither in
the breeze, spreading an almost impalpable  film  over  the  spot
"Belter get ready," he saiel. Fragments of a tune wcre running through
bis brain: whenever lie ceased llunk-
ing e.f Hansen his lips would hum a
"Can't get that tune mil "' my
head," he thought. "What tune i-
it?" It was the carol he had heard
the gram..plume give eeut throatily.
"Come, all ye faithful." Realizing
this he laughed harshly.
"I'll carol him.'' he growled. "Oh,
yes; I'll carol him!" But all through
the hours that followed the hymn was
never far from his brain, although for
the greater part of tin- time he was
te.tallv unconscious of it.
He- packed everything carefully, anil
lefl his hiding-place. He sliel down
I to thc Corner���an ugly place���where
the trail ran mi a narrow ledge above
I a sheer drop of something like eight
hundred feet. Drawing chsc to tin
|edge ami peering over he saw far below thc t.eps e.f trees, an almost impenetrable thicket. Farther away,
beyond tin- tree teips, was the river.
now frozen seelidly into it- winter
sleep. Everywhere about him was a
silence that might be felt; even the
trees below were becalmed by the
cliffs; their upper branches did not
so much as rustle. Stay, though,
that was a sound: a long-drawn wail.
"Wolves!" he ejaculated. "They'll
get food soon." And he laughed
again But it was laughter that was
terrible; laughter entirely without
mirth. The cold hatred that had pos-
sesseel him for long was setting more
closely abeiut his soul; at one time he
had shuddered when lie thought of
this plan, but now he knew only a
certain grim satisfaction. What he
would do was justice, pure justice.
Hansen was not superhuman. Palfrey hummed the carol between his
teeth as he moved to and fro intent
on  murder.
The work would be very easy. Hansen was travelling with dogs; he would
be happy and careless. At the Corner the trail swung sharply round the
cliffs, making a veritable elbow; and
it would be necessary for the man to
bang firmly to the gee-pole to steer
thc vehicle round the bend. He was
a reckless driver; he would bring the
dogs round at full speed; standing
there Palfrey could picture the whole
occurrence. He could see the leaping
huskies, the swinging sleigh, the figure behind crouching and straining
as the piled sleigh rocked and leaped.
Just at one point Hansen would be
practically hanging over the edge of
destruction, and it was then the shot
should be fired���a sure shot, a winged
messenger  of  hatred.    He  wondered
(Continued  on   Page 9)
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Melrose Nursing Home
Special attention given to Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
825 25th Ave,  East���Phone : Fair. 987
Twenty-eighth   Ave.  and   Main   Street
Misses   Hall   and   Westley,   Graduated   Nurse*
Terms  Moderate
Phone :   Fairmont 2165
Two Good Lots
On 58th, near Main, facing South.
Cleared. For quick sale, $25.00 cash;
balance 3 years.
D. W. Grimmett
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Phone : F. 1121R
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor  of  Chiropratic)
25C    22nd    Avenue    East,    close    to
Main Street
Hours : 1.30 till 6.    Consultation free
Chiropractic succeeds where medicine fails. For all complaints, whether
acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
the thing.
Home and Love
(By  Robert  W. Service)
Just Hemic and Love I the words are
Four little letters unto each;
And yet yeeu will not find in all
The  wide  and gracious    range    of
Two more so tenderly cumpletc,
When Angels talk in Heaven above,
I'm  sure  they  have  no  words  more
Than Home and Love.
Just    Home  and Love!  it's  hard    to
Which of the two were best to gain;
Home without Love is bitterness;
Love without Home is often pain.
No, each alone will seldom do;
Somehow  they    travel    hand    and
If you win one you must have two,
Both Home and Love.
And  if  you've  both,  well,  then  I'm
You  ought  to sing  the  whole  day
It doesn't matter if you're poor
With    these  to make divine    your
And so I praisefully repeat,
When angels talk in Heaven above,
There  are  no  words    more    simply
Than  Home and Love.
���From Rhymes of a Rolling Stone
(Wm. Briggs.) FOUR
ORCHARDS: Payments
extending over four years
and seven months, WITHOUT INTEREST. We pay
taxes and water rates.
Delivery at the end of five
years: A Bearing Orchard.
Payments, $100 cash, balance $120 per annum, equalling $650 per acre, all told.
���   tss*  ���	
The teacher was addressing his I Resident! in rival cities. Junes and
lulled- e.n the subject eel laziness and I Brown, were bragging hard about thc
idleness, excellences ol theit respective home*.
Wilh eliu   solemnity, as befitted the j     "Take our fire brigade," said Je.ues
occasion, lie drew a terrible picture of : after an lieuir's heated discussion. "Do
tin- habitual loafer���the man who dislikes t.. work anil win. begs fe.r all lie
us for any further
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Phone Sey 2940
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"Now, John," saiel the teacher tn a
little boy who had been very inattentive  during the lesson.
John  was instantly ml  tlie alert.
"Tell ine," continued tlie teacher,
"win. is. the miserable individual who
gits clothes, food and bulging, and yet
elues nothing in return?"
"Please,  sir."  -aid   lie-,  "the  baby."
* ss    ss
|    "How*!  Wilbur  getting along  with
i his new automobile?"
I    "Finely.    He's got so now that  he
eau     almeesl   tell   what's   the   matter
! when  it won't go."
i   *    t
An eminent German scientist who
recently visited this country with a
number of his colleague! was dining
at an American house and telling how
much he had enjoyed various phases
of his visit.
"How did you like our railroad
trains?" his host asked him.
"Ach, dhey are woonderful," the
German gentleman replied; "so swift,
so safe���clicncrally���und such luxury
in all dhe furnishings und opp'ind-
mends. All is excellent excebt one
thing���our wives die not like dhe
upper berths."
* .���    *
"I would have you to know, sir. we
came over with William the Conqueror."
"It must have been some kind eif a
conqueror who could make you come
over  with anything."
>|e        V       *
A   young  author   obtained  permission     from   the   celebrated     satirist, t
Piron, to rcad'tu him a tragedy which ;
was on the eve of being brought out. j
At every verse that was pillaged Piron
took off his hat  and bowed, and  so !
frequently had he occasion to do this I
that the author, surprised, asked what
he meant?
"Oh," replied Piron, "it is only a
habit I have got of saluting my old
e|e        *       *
Visiting his home town after many
years' absence, a gentleman met Sam,
the village  fool.
"Hello, Sam," he said. "Glad to sec
you. What arc you doing now? Still
pumping thc church organ?"
"Yessir, I'm still pumping the
organ. An' say, Charlie, I'm gettin'
to bc a pretty fine pumper. The other
day they had a big organist over from
New Haven and 1 pumped a piece he
couldn't play!"
you know, the other day a fire broke
OUt in our town, anil within three
minutes the engine came along, nut
it was going see fast that the driver
couldn't pull up till lie was a mile
past tin- burning house-?"
Brown smiled ill a superior fashion.
"My   dear   fellow,   that's   nothing."
he   -iid.     "line   day   two   men   were
working on a church steeple in my
city anil suddenly one of them slipped.
A terrible death would have been Ilis,
only fortunately a spectator had tin-
presence of mind to call the fire
brigade on the telephone, and they
came just in time to catch him in a
t     *    eje
Farmer (on one side of the hedge,
tie boy on the other side): Now,
then, my lad. didn't I tell you not
to let mc catch you here again?
Hoy (preparing to run): All right,
don't make a fuss. You ain't caught
me vet!
A story of the late Sir Lawrence
Alma-Tadema concerns the close resemblance Which eNisteel between tile
great painter and George du Maurier.
A lady sitting beside the latter at dinner one night refused to acknowledge
any resemblance.
"You     know.    Mr.    Aliua-Tadeina."
said she, "I think it i- absurd i" say
i that you and Mr. du Maurier are so
awfully alike. Tin te- is really no re-
Semblance at all. Don't you agree with
| me?"
"Quite."     replied     the     author     of
: "Trilby." "but you see I happen t" bi-
Mr. du  Maurier."
*       *       #
Tlie aspiring young author was anxiously awaiting the postman's ring,
Finally, his patience was rewarded
and he hastened to know the worst.
"Hang it!" he exclaimed, as he sank
dejectedly into a chair. "Thai's what
I call rubbing il in."
"What's up?"
"I sent that magazine two poems
and they  sent   ine  back  three."
ele        *        *
"What is meant by graft?" said the
inquiring foreigner.
"Graft," said the resident of a great
city, "is a system which ultimately results ill compelling a large portion of
tin- population to apologize constantly for not having money and the remainder tee explain how they got it."
*   *
talks,    talks,
Peckham:    My
talks all thc time.
Underthum: You're wrong. She
must listen part of the time or my wife
wouldn't be with her so much.
MOUNTAIN VIEW METHODIST, one of many new Churche,
erected in South Vancouver dur-ng the year
"Wonderful soil here." said the traveler; "I've never seen such big corn."
"Yes," said the farmer, "and we had
to plant a dwarf variety to keep it
down to this size."
Creosoted Wood Block
Wood Block Pavements always attract traffic wherever they are in use.
The reduction in the noise accomplished by the use of Dominion Wood
Blocks greatly improves the value of
stores and offices, facilitates the transaction of business, frequently brings
about higher renting values and higher assessment values. It attracts pedestrian traffic as well as making the
streets a more important thoroughfare for vehicles.
Wood Block Pavement has the extreme advantage of noiselessness and
great durability under heavy traffic.
Competitive tests have repeatedly
shown it to be superior in durability
to granite block, which formerly was
the most durable pavement known. On
streets like Broadway, New York;
Dearborn Street, Chicago; Tremont
Street, Boston, and Market Street,
Philadelphia, it is now demonstrating
the superiority of its resilient resistance to the hammering of heavy
Dominion Wood Blocks are Manufactured
in South Vancouver
by the
Dominion Creosoting Co. Limited
lecture a well-known authority
on economics mentioned the fact that
in some parts the number of men was
considerably larger than that of women, and he added humorously:
"I can therefore recommend the
ladies to emigrate to that part of the
A young lady seated in one of the
last rows got up and, full of indignation, was leaving the room rather
noisily, whereupon the lecturer remarked:
"I did not mean that it need he
done in such a hurry as that."
* *    *
Socrates, observing that Alcibiades
was very proud of his estate, showed
him a map of thc world, and bade him
point out Attica. When he had found
it, he told him further "to look for
his own  fields."
"They are not marked here," said
"Then," said the philosopher, "you
need not be so conceited about lands
which form no part of the earth."
* *    *
A lecturer was annoyed by a man
in the audience who insisted on rising and  asking questions.
"Sit down, you ass!" said a second
man, jumping up.
"Sit down you, too," cried a third
man; "you are both asses."
"There seem to be plenty of asses
about tonight," put in the lecturer
calmly; "but for heaven's sake let us
hear  one at a time."
"Well, you go on then," said the first
man, resuming his seat.
Twenty-four Hour Clock Faces
Many years ago the Italian government established a standard twenty-
four-hour day as an official basis for
recording and reporting time. All
the railroads in Italy run on schedules
whose hours arc numbered continuously from midnight to midnight.
Later the same system was adopted
in Belgium and within thc year also
in France. One of the chief obstacles
to the adoption of thc plan in any
country lies in the fact that we are
accustomed to our forenoon and afternoon systems of calculation and
our watches are all built on thc twelve-
hour plan.
A Frenchwoman, Madame Martha
Mazaudrier, has devised a plan for reconciling our old watch-face habits
with the new system. Her plan consists essentially of a supplementary
pointer and a supplementary dial. The
scheme allows of many different combinations. In one style of watch thc
numbers from one to twenty-four are
arranged around the outer margin and
the numbers from one to twelve in .a
second circle nearer the centre. The
minute hand makes a complete revolution every hour, but there arc
two hour hands: one makes a revolution in twelve hours, and the other
makes one in twenty-four hours. One
can therefore tell at .a. glance what
the time is according to either system.
To avoid confusion thc two hour
hands can be differentiated by means
of color or form. In one style of
watch the smaller twelve-hour dial is
distinct from the larger twenty-four-
hour dial and slightly raised above it.
The longer hour hand travels between
the two disks, only the very tip of it
being visible beyond the margin of
the smaller dial. In this way any possible confusion of thc eye by thc prcs.
ence of a third hand is entirely
For Sound Investment Buy Lots in
At thc corner of Boundary Koad and River Road. There is no
better located property in South Vancouver���at the price���on the
terms���with the wonderful view���the beautiful southern slope���
���he perfect contour���CLEARED���the possibilities and assurance
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Room 105, 25 Hastings .Street East, opposite Holden Building
l'hone : Seymour 2201
Collingwood   Homesites
Every thinking man should realize that in continuing to
pay rent he is not providing for the future of his family.
For a very small cash payment a splendid Homesite may
be secured in our Collingwood Terrace Subdivision.
This subdivision runs from Westminster Road back to the
Central Park tram line, Aberdeen Street being the western
boundary. There being no building restrictions, any
purchaser may erect a modest cottage to suit his circumstances.
The Lots^ are ready to bc built on, arc high and free from
water. Electric light and City water are available. Lots
may be purchased for $30 cash and $10 per month. Ask
for full particulars.
National Finance  Company
Phone : Seymour 9560 Corner Pender and Hamilton
Real Estate Department
Private Exchange Connecting all  Departments
All Grocers
Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd.
Wliat Christmas (lift cnuld bc more acceptable; tn the
family than
An Extension Telephone
in that Sewing Room, Library and Den?
What steps it will save during 1913.
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All orders promptly attended to The price is nt �����������
The Trade Union Movement
The question "Wherewithal shall
we eat anel wherewithal shall we be
clothed" is tbe main question 'ef the
day, after nearly two thousand years
of "Peace un earth, goodwill towards
men,'' ami the oustanding paradox of
lhe age is tbe fact that although
science has equipped the world with
machinery capable of satisfying its
needs faster than they arise, yel there
is poverty and want, unrest and upheaval all aiound.
For some reason which he cannot
discover, tin- average man feels that
bis living is imt so secure as it was
when he was young. IU- feels that
chanced "f obtaining employment arc
not su good, anil as that closely affects his standard of living, he is
forced by pressure of circumstance-
to inquire as tee the causes ol his condition, This brings him into contact
with Trade Unionism ami Political
Economy���twee subjects which he previously thought eif in a vague way. as
being rather 'lull ami ponderous.
Trade Unionism has received more
attention within tile last ten years
than ever before in its hi.-i.ory. some
of the greatest strikes and industrial
Upheavals have taken place during
that time, temporarily throwing the
complex machinery of daily life out
eef gear and into confusion.
The result is. that society has been
obliged tn halt in its daily life, and
lias thus learned of the existence and
aspirations of the Trade Union Movement.
formerly, strikes were local affairs
which did nut affect industry outside
a very limited area, but the struggles
of recent years have been much larger, involving, in sume cases, hundreds of thousands ol man, and paralyzing the industries of a nation.
There is a cause for this change,
anel  it is directly  connected with  the
growth and development of the modern  industrial  system.
It would seem, from historical records, that sume form of trade unionism has been in existence for thousands of years. The artisans eii Rome
bad their associations, anel the excavation of Pompeii revealed trade union
notices carved in stone and posted in
the public places of the city. In the
eleventh century there existed in Kng-
land what were known as the craft
guilds. They were associations of
handicraftsmen and artisans, and wcre
powerful organizations with considerable  influence  in   public  affairs.      lu
between one craft and another, and the
outstanding fact reveals itself that no
small .suction rt the workers in any
one industry can ihe much f'.r themselves as a  iccti  because  they are
we,.k anel can be- re-placed. But by
all tin- men iu an industry standing
together a- a solid body for the purpose ' '' improving the condition oi
all   the  men  in   that  Industry,  more
can    be    accomplished.       Moreover,    it
a   ild "rcvenl the pitiful spectacle of
a Uiliol   man helping le, break a strike:
by working tide by snle with a strike-- j
breaker, such as is seen when a union
engineer   drivel  \  train   loaded     with
strikebreakers    destined    tei    replace
rection   workers   who  are  e,n   strike.;
The  principle- of industrial  unionism
lias already been adopted and applied
by  the  miners  and  either  organized
bodies e.f workmen, and ha* worked
-tatiis of the worker arc due to the
influence of machiner) in industry
ami ihe problet**! which have arisen
from it.
'I he effect of the machine iu iu-
elustry has l-��en tee displace tin- craftsman anel tn substitute the machine in
his place. I u former times the workers were highly skilled craftsmen,
ab1- to perform all lb'.- processes of
production by hand; and as there w at
im machinery, that skill naturally Iout satisfactorily.
slave power !������ tlu- men who possessed Then- is not tin- slightest doubt that
it. But the machine abolished that by working class organisation will de
dividing ..r splitting up the work into| velop along those lines in the future-.
. number of simplified portions, each Thegeneral tendency among empl
el  which   ���-   ���
now done by a machine
devised for that purpose.
11 was useless feir the artisans tee say
they would not recognize the machine,
eer lo go out and smash it as s ime of
them did. The machine had come tee
-lay, and gradually handicraft has disappeared, and the skilled worker has
become a mere machine himself, earning his bread by tending the monster
which has robbd him of his oldtime
skill ..nd  power.
!A typical instance eef the influence
e.f machinery can be seen in such a representative trade as that of a carpenter. Many thousands of carpenters
who have learned their trade within
even the last twenty years can remember the lime when they had lo work
the WOod into deiors, windows, etc,
right up from lhe rough, without the
assistance of any machinery at all.
They learned all the parts of their
Hade, and had an elaborate and cosily
outfit of hand tools. Today, although
they may still have the teeeels they
cannot use them, because methods
have changed     The machine now per-
rms fifty per cet'.t, of their w
er- is to gather together into large-
combines and corporations, and the-
natural reflection of that will be that
workmen will also have to gather intee
larger and meere powerful combinations if they are to hold their own.
In addition to that, there is a growing feeling among the workers that
if they are to effect any permanent
good in the interests of Iheir class,
they have got to devi.se means wher-
by they can imprint lhe lessons which
they learn from their experiences on
the statute books oi the country in
which they live. It is now seen thai
pi strike today against a.i employer,
and then t<j vote tomorrow to senel
him lo the house of government where
he c-n.make laws lo render a strike
use.e^fc;..ts rank folly. More ever, the
ide.vis growing that strikes are useless excent in special cases, and that
the best thing is to get into houses
of government sei that the law can be
made and used in the interest of the
workers. Those who favor industrial
unionism also favor increasing Unpolitical power of the workers as being a more permanent and satisfactory
time    ef-
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During Our Removal Sale we are making special price reductions on the whole of our High-Grade Stock of
To avoid the rush
of the last  few  day.-, we advise- you  t" dee your  Christmas   -!:-
pping  early
McMILLAN, the Diamond Specialist
541 Hastings St. West, next to David Spencer, Ltd
leirms fifty per cet'.t, of their work, and
many     carpenters   are   now    machine I method of improving their c
minders at a wage proportionate to the j In  England at  the  present
very  small  amount   of  skill   required
for  that  work.
That part of their trade wlucn st'll
has to be cone by hand���such as .he
work on buildings���whilst it can-.ot
be done by machinery, has nevertheless been influenced by the machine.
Deiors. windows, and other fixtures,
are turned out from lhe factory according to standardized sizes and
shapes. The men who have been displaced from the craft by machinery,
are now competing with their fellows
for work on buildings, etc. The
result is, that although they are supposed to work by the day, the remaining fifty per cent, of their trade is
number of industrial camps, each
| fighting for its own material interests, would neit be much improvement
e.n present ij.ay conditions. It would
be much like a man's arm saying "1
will go east," and his leg saying "I
will gee west," and his saying "I will
stay here." The idea is devoid of co-
ordination or centralized administration and control in the interest eef the
community in which it is established,
anil without which il could nol live.
It is quite possible that its advocates
are out lor something better, which
they think cannot be got without
threatening something worse. Still,
me matter what the outcome of the
Syndicalist movement may be, it
stands as further evidence of the fact
that tbs mentality of the working
claSI is struggling to gain freedom,
am! an opportunity for a larger and i
fuller life.
Xo general survey of the trade union  movement  of  our  time  could bc i
fort is being made along these lines.
The miners, the railwayman, the
transport workers and the building
tradesmen, are drawing closer together into industrial unieens. ami are alsei
making some effort to gain political
power for their class. Around the
question of whether industrial action,
��� er political action, or both, is best
for the working class, a great ciintr..-
versy   is   raging.     A   party,  or   school   complete which did ni
has  arisen,   which   condemns   political   of the Spread of OOC
f  the  organized  workers
large towns each craft had a guild of! gradually being sub-divided and spelts own, but in smaller towns, work-  c'alized, and owing to the standardiza
men  of  various   trades  would   form tion of the materials turned out fron
inly one guild  The weavers of London
had a guild at tbe time of Henry the
first.   1100  A.D.,  and  the  goldsmiths,
guild of that time claimed to have pos- j
sessed land before the Norman Conquest   in   1066.     The  carpenters   and
masons aloo had their guilds, and the
function  of all    those    organizations j
was   to  protect   the  interests  of  thc j
arisen, which condemns po
action entirely, and contends that the
solution of the problem lies exclusively iu the workers owning and controlling the industries in which they
work. This is what is known as
Syndicalism. Ils advocates say that
as no industry is possible without the
working class, the workers should
form themselves into Syndicates according to the industries in which they
work. Then take possession of the
machinery and sources of raw supply,
and manage the industry for the
benefit of those who are engaged in it.
workmen of that time.
The basic principle was, that a
member should work not only for his
private advantage, but also for the re
putation  and  genera?! good    of    tlu
the factories, they are practically
working on a pice work basis. There
are men who are adept at laying
floors, hanging windows, fixing base,
or putting on locks. The employer
knows how long it takes a carpenter
of average skill Li do any one of those
things, and owing lo competition
among the carpenters for work, only,
those who c:..i turi out thc work at n \ v"'>' laW corporations it workers
piece-work price can .old their Jobs. eadl str,lvl"K f,.'r,lts "��'���' material m-
The mighty indeed are fallen. He-]teresl alone, without regard for the
fore the machine entered their trade, re8t ���� thc body social oi which it
the carocnters were a verv eonservn-.1 would be a part, whether it recognized
That would mean that a community
would   be   divided   into   a   number   of
carpenters were a very conserva-
whole  craft.    The  apprentice  system ! ,lvc body of workman, proud of their |
also was instituted by the guilds for skill as handicraftsmen, and jealous of I
thc purpose  of training a supply of ja"y interference with what they con-
competent workmen for the future. In  sidered their rights.   Today, owing to
addition to that their rules had many the coming of the machine, ordinary
of the features of a benefit society,
providing against sickness and death
-of their  members.
The peasant laborers of that time
likewise bad these associations, which
served many of the purposes of the
modern trade union. The study of
working class organization previous
to the discovery of steam power and
thc application of mechanical energy
to industry and manufacture is. in it-
- elf. a very interesting one; but the
modern trade union movement practically dates from the beginning of the
nineteenth century.
Previous to that time all industry
was carried on by hand, except in the
few cases where water power was
used, but the coming of the machine
completely changed all that, and
brought with it new problems for thei
workers, and making new forms of |
organization necessary, in order that
they could deal more effectively with
the new conditions. The change from
the hand system to the factory system was hastened by four great inventions. James llargrcaves, a weaver
of Standhill near Blackburn, England,
patented the spinning-jenny in 1770)
This was a spinning frame with a
number of spindles side by side, which
were fed by machinery. By this ,
method, many threads might be spun I
at once, instead of only one, as in lhe
case of the old one-thread hand .spinning wheel. In 1771 a man ffainet'
Arkwright built a mill at Cromford
fen the Derwent, in which he operated
his patent spinning machine, or as it
was called, a "water frame."
A little later, in 1779, Samuel
Crompton, a spinner, devised a machine which took the place of both the
previous inventions. This was known
as thc spinning "mule" because it included the principles incorporated in
the inventions of Hargreaves and
Arkwright. The "mule" displaced
many thousands of hand spinners,
and at the same time greatly facilitated the work of spinning, so that by
the year 1811 there were more than
four and a half million spindles worked hy "mules" in English factories.
The number has increased vastly since
that time until today there are many
millions of "mule" spinners in the
factories of Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Crompton, like most of the men
���whose inventions laid the foundations
of British industry, died in poverty.
Later, Dr. Cartwright, a parson, invented the "power loom," and thus
the methods of production in the textile industry were revolutionized. The
only thing that was still wanting was
mechanical power, and in 1785 the
steam engine of James Watt, was
established for the first time in a mill
m Nottinghamshire. From that day,
up to the present moment, all the effort of trade unions to improve the
human pity is paralyzed in face of the
destiny which awaits the carpenter
and his trade.
What is true of one trade is true
of another. Machinery has reduced
all workmen t'i a dead level of indtis-
the  fact  or not.
Thc idea has perhaps grown as the
result eif so many workers being without political power, and because they
do not luild the voter's franchise in
England and France where Syndicalism is now attracting so much attention. If the present government in
England concedes adult male" suffrage,
it is likely that Syndicalism will fall
flat as the result.    Indeed, those who
ialism in the ranks
This has
been viewed with alarm by some, and
by others with approval. The.'j are
very few Socialist workmen���except
an unimportant element of extreme
impossibilities���who are not members
of trade unions. The Socialist approaches the working class problem
with dispassionate criticism born of a
scientific knowledge of industrial
evolution. He holds that the entire
natural resources of a country should
remain the possession of all its citizens, and not be given over to private
individuals or corporations for the
purpose of enabling them to exploit
the community for their personal profit. The Socialists point out that these
resources, such as mines, forests, etc.,
are entirely without value if left alone;
and that until the labor of the worker
has been exercised upon them, nothing of any value can be produced.
And that since the hand and brain
workers produce everything by their
labor, it should belong to those who
have produced it. Furthermore, they
emphasise the fact that it is not
enough that a workman should be able
and willing tc
We Build Overalls
Made in Vancouver in a UNION shop.   Every
irking man in Greater Vancouver should equip him-
Support Home
Every Clothier
Sells Them
self wiih Whale Brand garments.
wear and tear.
cv are
built for
22 Water Street
sacrifice. There are those who woulil
have Uf believe that the day of trade
unionism has passed and that it has
outlived its usefulness. These men
must be so wrapped up in their
theories that they cannot tee that
which lies closest to their eyes. The
real day of the trade union is only
now commencing. A very long time
has been spent in establishing the
mere   legal   right   to   combine   indus
trially, ami to use that combination
ill the political interests of the worker-: but now that those, two things
have been secured, the larger possibilities of trade unionism are being
recognized. Once the organized workers realize tbe new power whieh they
bold they can be safely trusted to
eventually solve in permanent fashion,'
the problem of "Wherewithal shall
we eat. and wherewithal shall we be
:: Christmas in Victorian Days ::
1 and clothing and shelter which
he is naturally entitled to as a human
being, but that he must be able to find
The people who were shoveling
away on the housetops were jovial and
full of glee; calling out to one another from the parapets, and now and
then exchanging a facetious snowball
���betler-nalured missile far than many
a we.rdy jest���laughing heartily if it
went right and not less heartily if it
e| went wrong.
The poulterers' shops were still half
open, and the fruiterers' were radiant
in their glory. There were greal,
reiund, pot-bellied baskets of chestnuts, shaped like the waistcoats of
jolly old gentlemen, lolling at the
doors, and tumbling out into the street
in their apoplectic opulence. There
were ruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish onions, shining in the fatness of their growth like Spanish
friars, and winking from their shelves
in want.ni slyness at the girls as they
went by, and glanced demurely at the
hung-up mistletoe. There were pears
and apples, clustered high in blooming pyramids; there were bunches of
grapes, made, in the shopkeepers'
benevolence, to dangle from conspicuous hee.iks. that people's mouths might
ttieter gratis as they passed; there
w.-re pile- of filberts, mossy an,!
brown, recalling in their fragrance
ancient walk- among ilu- mo..,1s. ami
pleasant shufflings ankle deep ihreeiigh
withered leaves; there were Norfolk
biffins, squat ami swarthy, setting off
lhe yellow e.f the oranges and lemons,
ami. in the great compactness -ef their
juicy persons, urgently entreating
and beseeching tee be carried home in
paper  bags  and   eaten  after  dinner.
The   very  gold  and   silver   fish,   set
forth among thesi   choice fruits  in  a I
bowl,  though  members  .if a  dull  and:
stagnant-blooded   race,   appeared     to |
kmew   that   there  was   something
ing on; and. tee a  fish, went gasping
round and round their little world in
slow and passionless excitement. Thc
grocers! oh. the grocers! nearly closed,  with  perhaps  two  shutters  down,
.er one; but through those gaps  such
glimpses!    It was not alone that tbe
scales   descending     on     the     counter
made a merrv sound, or that the* twine
Handsome new Labor Temple at the  corner of Dunsmuir and Homer streets, Vancouver.
trial mediocrity. Shorn of their skill,
and servants of tbe machine, they find
themselves forced to think out other
methods of holding their own in the
fierce struggle for existence.
One of these methods is what is
known as "Industrial Unionism,"
which means that all the men working
in any one industry shall be members
of one union. That would mean a
Building Trades Union including all
men working in the building trade, a
Railwaymcn's Union for all men working on thc railways, and so on. This
idea is growing:, in favor. Machinery
has broken down the dividing   lines
have thought twice about the present
Syndicalism agitation in England, are
inclined to smile quietly, for it may
be that the Syndicalist is building better than he knows���or better than
some of his followers know.
Syndicalism seems impracticable
and one-sided. Society is an organism, in spite of the fact that some of
its pinnacles are anti-social in their
methods of getting to the top, and
the rational administration of the natural resources and the industries of
a community, must be carried on in
the general interest.
To  have  a   nation  divided  into  a
someone who is willing to employ him
in return for thc profit which can be
obtained from his labor.
Thc trade union movement may
have minor defects and shortcomings,
but the main principles upon which
it is based arc justified by thc record
of the movement during thc last century. The workers of our time are a
better type, by reason of the things
which the movement has taught them,
than their ancestors of seventy years
ago. They have learned the power
of combination and collective action,
and have established their right to
those  things  by  hard  struggle    and
and roller parted company so briskly,
or lhat the canisters wcre rattled up
and down like juggling tricks, or even
that lhe blended scents of tea and
coffee were so grateful to the nose,
or even that the raisins were so plentiful and pure, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon
so long and straight, the other spices
so delicious, the candied fruits so
caked and spotted with molten sugar
as to make the coldest lookers-on
feel faint and subsequently bilious.
Xor was it that the figs were moist
and pulpy, or that the French plums
blushed in modest tartness from their
highly decorated heexes. or that everything was good to eat, and in its
Christmas dress; but thc customers
were all so hurried and so eager in
the hopeful promise of the day that
they tumbled up against each other at
thc door in the best humor possible;
while the groci r ami his people were
se- frank and fresh lhat the polished
hearts with which they fastened iheir
aprons behind might have been their
own, worn outside for general Inspection ami ieir Christmas daws to peck
:-s if they chose
Bul soon iln- steeples called good
people all to church ami chapel, and
away they came, flocking through the
siree-ts in iheir best clothes, ami with
iheir gayest faces. At the same- time
there emerged from scores of bystreets lanes and nameless turnings,
innumerable people, carrying their
dinners o > i he- akers' shops. The
sight of thesi poor travelers appeared
io interest the Spirit \e-ry much, for
he stiem! wiih Scrooge beside him in
a baker's doorway, and, taking off the
eo\ers as their bearer- passed, sprilfkl*
eel incense on iheir ilm;eers freim his
torch. Ami it was a very uncommon
gi - kind of lurch, f.n- once or twice when
ihere were angry words between some
dinner-carriers who had jee-ileel each
either, he shed a few drops of water
on them for it. and Iheir good humor
was restored directly. For they said
it was a shame lo quarrel upon Christmas Day And so it was I God love
it. so it was!���From "A Christmas
Carol." bv Charles Dickens.
Simple Sterilization of Water
A French scientist, M. Dienert, has
discovered that drinking-water can bc.
completely sterilized by being placed
in a vessel containing a small piece
of zinc and stirred from time to time.
He has placed distilled water in test
tubes, with a small piece of zinc in
each, and then added cultures of various microbes. After a time the microscope shows the microbes gathered
about the zinc and all dead. Zinc
and zinc oxide are practically insoluble in water; but the bacteria cause
slight quantities of these substances
to be dissolved, probably because they
secrete a small amount of some acid.
The amount of zinc dissolved, however, is so small as to be absolutely
harmless when taken in With the
The extended use of zinc and "galvanized" iron vessels as receptacles for
drinking-water shows that the zinc
will last a very long time. This use
of zinc or zinc-lined containers works
thus automatically to sterilize the
water placed in them. Experiments
in which cultures were made from
water that had been kept in zinc
vessels for various lengths of time
will tell us before long whether this
principle can be utilized on a large
scale for sterilizing drinking-water intended for domestic or community
Jack: What sent poor Algy to an
insane asylum?
Tom:' A train of (bought passed
through his brain and wrecked it. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1912
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Secretary to the School Board
Mr. Kirkland is a Canadian of Scottish
birth, who has lived many years in Western
Canada, than whom there is not a better informed man on educational affairs in the
South Vancouver School Board
W. H. Whelpton, as chairman of the
School Board, has been most successful.
Since taking office his duties have been very
heavy owing to the vast expansion of the
schools during this year. Four new eight-
roomed schools are at present being built.
The school attendance is increasing ;n the
rate of 1,200 annually.
Secretary Board of Trade
Thau the Board of Trade,
no body of men work more
zealously for the upbuilding
of the community. Mr. 1 lar-
rison, since the hoard's inception, has acted as secretary to the satisfaction of all.
lie is at present in England
on a visit.
f��� MR. W.  S.  CLEMENT
Municipal  Engineer
Engineer Clement has had an unusally
heavy year of it. South Vancouver a few
years ago was a forest; today it has a population of 35,000 people. It can be imagined
that the duties of a Municipal Engineer are
therefore very heavy, and the obstacles before him very numerous.
J. A. McArthur dispenses justice for South
Vancouver. His court is al the Municipal
Hall. There is little crime in the community.
Nevertheless Magistrate McArthur's time is
fully taken up. He is one of the progressive
citizens of Cedar Cottage, and an "old-
timer'" in British Columbia.
South Vancouver the Haven of the Married Man on Salary
Mr. Elliott is the minister of finance in the
present Council. This year he intends to retire to make a journey around the world.
He is a young man who has brought to bear
on his public service a well-trained business
mind and most agreeable qualities.
Councillor Campbell is one of the leading
exponents of the possibilities of the North
Arm of the Eraser. When Mr. Campbell
took over the Fire, Water and Light Cotv ���
mittee chairmanship, South Vancouver was
given for the first time in her history first-
class water service.
Mr. Third represents Ward IV. in the
Council. He is a man whose means allow
him to devote all his lime to the affairs of
the Municipality. He is particularly painstaking in his devotion to the interests of the
people of Main Street.
So marked has been the growth and prosperity of
South Vancouver that the Municipal Hall, corner of
Wilson Road and Fraser Street, though builded only
a few years ago, is even now not sufficiently commodious to house all the Municipal departments. If
South Vancouver is not soon annexed by the City, it
will be necessary to enlarge this legislative hall.
Councillor Thomas is the oldest man in
the Council in the matter of years, yet youthful and energetic withal. He is an old-timer
from the Cariboo district and he first came
West during the Cariboo rush. Mr. Thomas
possesses a judicial mind, which stands him
well when he occasionally acts as assistant
police magistrate at the Municipal Hall.
Four thousand union men live in South Vancouver, and the accom panying cut gives an idea of the average working-man's home in the community.   The photograph was taken in the Cedar Cottage district
Bulbs for the Cottage   Bulbs for the Villa
Bulbs (or the Mansion
Our carload of thc cream of the Dutch bulb gtrdtns has arrived, and we arc
booking orders now.
This will be one oi the finest shipments of bulbs that has ever arrived here.
They have been thoroughly grown and matured in Holland, and arc in eviry
way  perfect  and  unlike  early  and   immature  bulbs,  which  give  no   sat isf act ion.
These bulbs, with their long season's growth in Holland, will be found perfect and sure to give utmost satisfaction.
Place your orders now and ensure the first choice of these bulbs.
Hulb  catalogue,  with   cultural   directions,  will  be  mailed   free  on   application.
Note the address���
Royal  Nurseries Ltd.
Office,  330  Drake St.,  Vancouver. Nurseries,  Royal,  Kerrisdale  P.O.,   B.C.
Clarence G. Rutter
Repairing Neatly Done
At People's Drug Store
Main St., between 25th and 26th
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.
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at the shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will he worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
Donaldson   &   McDonald
Dealers in
All Kinds of Chicken Feed
4213 Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 1514
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western  Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thorne  Metal   Store  Front  Bars,  Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
PHONE:   Fairmont 429
A Bringer of Goodwill
passionately.    No, ii couldn't be ?"!
God   was  ju-1.    Hansen   would  cer-
j tainly com;; he hael Bent w.,r��l ahead
ntinued  from  Page 3) that  he  ��.-.- coming.    Golden Gulch
iment    whether    he-    -^Ii��� -u 1 * 1  expected him.   Besides, it was Christ-
the doomed man t<* tell him  roan      Palfrey   hummed   through  an
entire- verse e,f tlie- carol, and did not
know ��bat be eliei.
lie wa- beginning iee green a little
drowsy now. Up there a man needed
a lot of sleep, anil Iii.. ni^ht had been
ipenl ale,e.l. Cliri -1 in.!.-, r What wai
Christmas? An opportunity feer
Hansen t'e thre>��- his weight about,
eel course, iee ipend money tbat was
iie.l   hi-   own   lavishly.    That   was   all
that   Christmas    meant    up    there.
t the leason hael some as-
leer a 11
Slleellt   te
that his fate hael come ti],.mi bird anel
that it was just. T!ie.-n he decided that
such shouting might break down all
his preparations; the man mi^hi be
warned, and then he might heap aside
��� eiii of the track <��� I the bullet anel io
save hi- life.
Palfrey cast about feer a vantage
point anel found it Less than four
hundred yards along the trail towards
Golden ���Gulch the rocky face tbat e,m.
lined   tbe   track   iloped   downwards;|Away Ka
a line drawn from th< unly corner sociation with a Child; parsons talk
bisected a slight hollow in the- face.led aboul thii Child bringing peace
Here a man might lie securely, bis rifle I on earth and goodwill towards men.
barrel propped on the granite, the Bul parsons eliel not understand heew
-iL;hi- bearing accurately on anything thtings went up in the Khjudykc. It
thai might happen in view. To satisfy was all very well to wish your fellow,
himself of the usefulness "i this |i"-i- men well in the smug areas of civi-
lieen he moved hack along the trail, lisation, where cold-blooded steals
and with lome difficulty climbed the would not be tolerated. LTp here it
rocks, It wai ai hej thought: the j was different; a man was a law un-
place wai ideal feer what he- had in to himself, and Hansen had jumped
mind,    It might have- been construct-  his   claim.    Therefore   Hansen  must
The Financial Times is authorized
hy the directors of Furness, Withy &
Company to state that there is no
foundation for the report which has
been circulated in reference to the
shipping amalgamations in which they
are interested. No such negotiations
are either in progress or in contemplation.
Christmas Proverbs
Santa Claus makes the heart grow
A fair exchange is no Christmas gift.
The kissed girl doesn't know  how
A pretty girl needs no mistletoe.
A Christmas present in the stocking
is worth two in the store window.
���Woman's Home Companion.
ed purposely f.>r him. Here was a
-liwht hollow iii which he might lie
protected from the biting wind, which
blew athwart the- Corner; and a man
whose eye- were bent "ie his feet or
hii dogs would never think to look
upwards. Even if he did he would
hardly he- able to discern the trivial
circle e.f the rifle muzzle hearing directly between his eyes.
"Might ha' known 1 was geein' to do
this," he said. "Them that made this
place might ha' known I was comin'.
Joyful an' triumphant. Come, ��� >li,
come, ye-, tee Bethlehem,'"
IK- crouched 'hewn in the hollow
and threw the Winchester forward,
bringing lhe- sights tee hear em the
sharp turn. Why. ev-n the veriest
tyre, could not miss at that range;
and he, Palfrey, was a sure sheet at
anything up t'e five hundred yards.
He hael learnt marksmanship in the
��� hard school of necessity, when only
the unerringness of his aim stood between him ami death; when, hungry
almost tee madness, he had lain in
wait fe.r a pas>ing deer, knowing that
if he missed he must remain where
he was for ever. Men do not miss
under such circumstances; they know
ilu- precise value of the trigger pull,
the amount nf windage to be allow-
eel. ihe necessary allowance for refraction; all these things become an
instinct, See today, this Christmas
l''.w-.  Palfrey would met miss.
"'Bom a King e,i angels,'" he
hummed, taking no thought tee the
It was very cold���se, cold that he
began tn have doubts as P. whether
he could make such a success eef it as
he hael at first hoped. If he slippcel
his mitt to clear bis trigger finger lii-
hanel might very easily become freest-
bitten; the finger itself might adhere
tee the metal, and see re'ndcr a sure
she.t unlikely. II.' remembered earlier
experiences, and groped about his
pockets until he found a piece of thin
twine, which he bound cunningly
about the trigger. Now he was sure
the cold woulcj neet immediately
j strike through that whipping, and the
sheet wouhl necessarily he a swift one.
h'reein time tn time be climbed up
ami looked back along the trail, but
there   was   still   nothing   to   bc   seen.
N'i>t tbat it mattered; he was as comfortable here as anywhere else, but
he confessed that a cup of spruce tea
would be Comforting, Still, that was
out of the question, for blue smoke
would show clearly now, for the light
was increasing: it was almost noon,
Ile teeok another pull at his flask.
In his then state he might have imbibed a quart of the fiery stuff and
felt ne, ill-effects.
Of course, it was perfectly just
that Hansen should die. The man
possessed nut a single redeeming
feature; he was bad right through.
The gold that he had SO unfairly ob-
taineel was thrown away on grim
orgies that we mid not bear speaking
about; it was put t.i no geeexl use
whatsoever. Whereas if the rightful
owner of that gold had it he could
put it to some deserving use. There
was his mother wailing for him somewhere back East���poor, to be sure.
It was partly her poverty that had
sent his so far afield. On previous
occasions thought of his mother had
caused a slight duskiness in his
throat and a moisture In his eyes,
but now the' demon of murder had
gripped   him   i"'i    tightly;    nothing
ciulel soften the rancour of him���
nothing but the sight eef Hansen's
reeling figure as it tottered em the
brink of the chasm fur a brief moment   ere   plunging     deiwnwards     be
lie hardly troubled to think of the
future, save as it concerned this
pressing matter. What would happen
afterwards did neit cuter into his calculation, but somewhere was a elini,
inchoate idea that all that was necessary was for him to take seisin on
Hansen's claim, that was rightly his
own, and then revel in thc ensuing
wealth   that   would   be   his   portion.
He would take all that could be
got from the claim, and leave the
neighborhood. He would fare East
again and settle down there, a successful man, knowing that he had
come to his own at last. God���if
there was a God, which he had
doubted for a long time���was working on his side at last, placing all
things ready to his hand. Who but
God could have arranged that Hansen should be passing the Corner at
this time?
He was growing hungry again; the
cold seemed to pierce him through.
He took another look along the
trail. Still nothing in sight. He made
a hasty meal, realizing that his stock
of food was growing low, ami that
the light was once again beginning
to fade. Once more he looked back
along the trail. Still nothing to be
seen but snow.
Suddenly a cold fear clutched him.
What if Hansen did not make the
journey that day? What if he post-
poned it until it was too late for his
revenge? If the thief passed that
way in the darkness the chances of
an effective shot being fired were
minimised almost out of existence
Only another hour of this twilight
that stood for daylight remained���if
so   much.     He   stamped   impatiently.
We have about fifty doors
in stock sizes that we want
to sell. We have too many
on hand, and have decided to
sell just fifty of them.
We Guarantee
die, It was the immutable law of the
If it hadn't been for Hansen, he
thought���bis chin sunk on his breast
���he might have had a child of his
own. Then- was a girl away back
there who'd always been his pal���a
pretty girl, lo .inst, hard-working, t'e".
If Hansen hadn't steilcn his claim he
might have been back East there
years ago, married to the girl, nursing bis own chihl	
lie found that something warm was
permeating him. Astounded at this
trace eef humanity in himself, he sat
"Tbat would be something like."
he1 said drowsily, "to feel a kid o'
yeeiir own in your arms���be feel ils
little lingers grippin' yenir linger."
It was a wonderful thought, and but
for I Ian-en might have been a reality.
Another item in the long score���
Hansen bail deprived him of that
pleasure. lint in a little while���in a
little while	
He called his faculties together,
and once more looked back along the
nail. Ilis eyes narrowed, his breath
came in queer, choking gasps. There
was something moving���a black
-peek���hardly to be discerned as yet
because eef the' ele etui of frozen snow
lhat surrounded it, bin assuredly a
moving eibject. Anil there could be
only one moving eibject that elay���
Hansen. The time for action had
lie dropped into the hollow, a-
thrill with nervous eagerness, his
palate gone suddenly dry and hot.
Ile opened the breech nf his rifle and
made a careful examination, Nothing
lei fear there; the cartridge was in
place-. He removed it and snapped
lhe trigger, The' mechanism was in
perfect order, lie replaced the shell,
anil drew a fresh bead on that spot
where bis victim must pass. N'.eth-
ing t" (he now bul wait���met long,
because Hansen always travelled at
top speed,
And as he lay there, his blood rioting through his veins, he hummed tin-
he edingly thc carol that spoke of the
coming of the Prince of Peace! It
was incongruous, terrible, but the
words hail nee meaning in his brain.
The tune clung tee him automatically,
as tunes will; and with murder in his
heart he sang softly of the Child
whose anniversary was fast approaching.
What was that? He lifted his
head as the sound sang through the
rarefied air.
"Only a wolf," he muttered, and
dropped back into position. The
sound came again, the long-drawn
bowl of the choosers of the slain, a
blood-creeping wail. Followed a momentary pause, then a repetition of
the sejund; the wolves were nut for
blood. And they should have ii before many meere minutes were past;
he wouhl sec to that.
What was thai? Neit a wolf's note
assuredly; no wolf ever cried like
that. The call came from a human
throat; it was a shrill scream eef pain
and affright; a terrible sound in lhat
des.rt place'. A man iu his death-
agony might emit such a scream-
hut Palfrey, wh" had heard and
seen   many   men   die.   knew   that   no
male throat was responsible for the
thin thread of sound. Only a woman could have cried like that���a
woman I Up there in the EClondyke,
"ii the winter trail, a woman I Ridiculous, He pulled himself together;
his fancies were playing strange
tricks with him. As if there could be
a woman abroad "li such a day as (hi-.
with the thermometer down t" sixty
hclnw,   and���and      There   it   was
He sprang up and looked backwards; there was Hansen's sleigh
coming on at speed; he could almost
mark the outlines eif the dogs in the
lead. He would be within range in
another fifteen minutes at the outside, even though the going was hard.
Fifteen minutes to wait feer the consummation of his revenge, and afterwards      Thc   cry   came   again,   a
shrill wail of affright. He had been
trained like a dog; his senses tedel
him exactly the direction from which
that cry came; instinctively he turned in that direction, precisely as a
dog would do. And the outcry had
not come from Hansen���it was away
there behind the piled rocks that
sheltered him���somewhere off the
trail. Yes, yes, assuredly his brain,
so long concentrated on one hated
eibject. was playing him tricks. No;
the sound was in his cars afresh,
mingled with other sounds; thc
tierce, short yelp of an animal in its
death-throes; the hoarse, confused
yapping of several animals indeed, interspersed with the howl of the
wolves. But there were no wolves
in Hansen's direction, beyond the
leaping sleigh and the dogs vvas
nothing tee he seen. It was curious,
more than curious, indeed, miraculous.
In a little while, after he had squared
the account, he Would' impure into
this matter, and satisfy himself that
he was still sane. Not just yet, because nothing should con.e between
him and his revenge; but afterwards,
when Hansen had pitched headlong
down  the  precipice.
And thc cry came again, pulsating
through the medley of other sounds,
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McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone :   Fair.  1659
imperative, the- cry of someone in
agony, There might just be time to
latisfy himself a- tq the nature of it
before Hansen reached the death-1
zone; a single- le.uk would 'lo il He
scrambled rapidly upwards, ami sto'eili
fe,r a moment on a pinnacle of rock
that gave him a view of what lay on
the   other tide e.f the trail.
This i- what he -aw. From ��ome-
where a small sleigh hail appeared;
ihat must have been when he- was
dozing, ami the dogs that pulled it,
few in number, gaunt and weak, hael
iwerved, for s-enn- unaccountable
reason  from  the trail.     They    hael
dragge el tin -h igh into a little natural hollow between a icattered assortment of tumbled pecks, ami here
they were lighting Irani for life, wilh
wolves racing in upon them, spinning ami leaping, falling backward.-,
a rint of lieirre,r. There wal some-
thing lying on the -high, something
that seemed to move slightly, though   evcry 0   e    t t]    m   Th jj,
even   81    he    watched   the   movement J ,       '    ".
grew less noticeable.   But the   cry not last long at the price
came again and again, dying away
weirdly. And the cry was iii a woman's voice.
Palfrey hesitated there. If he went
down and hurled himself int., the
thick of the fray, he might drive off
the wolves; they were cowardly,
-linking brutes that would hesitate
lee attack a shouting man. Hut to do
this would take time, and iu that
event he would be too late for Hansen. Still, there was just a chance;
live minute- would do it, only live
minutes. Then he could get back
and dn the real work thai awaited
him that day. If he waited until
Hansen arrived he might quite conceivably be t'eee late t'e aid the woman. What business had a woman
there, anyhow? Women weren't
wanted up in the Klnndyke; this woman could be up to no good. It
would be belter te, let her die ami be
'leeiie with it���he Couldn't let this
chance of evening accounts with Hansen go by.
But when the next cry came there
was something so compelling and insistent about it that be was drawn
forward even against his will. He
moved downwards a little way, something outside himself impelling him;
on and on he went. He did not realise that he was running at the top "f
his speed, he did met understand that
he was crashing down amongst the
scattered rocks; all he did understand
was that Ihe cries of that unknown
woman were ringing hinder and louder in bis ears.
A husky went down in the death-
grapple with a wolf, lhe frozen snow
clouded them; another wolf leaped
in and made a tearing grab at what
lay on the sleigh. Such a -cream as
he had never thought to hear seeund-
eel. and it dre.ve him momentarily
mad. He dashed forward; a wolf
law him and made a leap, he heard
ils teeth clash as he sprang aside;
the weelf pitched and turned a complete somersault; he took no further
notice of it. He was there in the (
very thick of it, with wolves all
about him. One brute came for his
throat, he could feel its fetid breath
in his face; he jammed his rifle barrel
into ils eye and tossed it aside as if
it were a feather. A great gaunt
beast had laid hold of what was on
the sleigh and was dragging at it
savagely; the cries that came from
the woman were now mere panting
gasps, Palfrey remembered that bit I
rifle was headed; he threw it forward,
slipping his mitt as he did el", ami
fired. The wolf threw itself up in
the air and backwards; half a dozen
ni its fellows hurled themselves upon
it, and the worrying scramble was
terrible to bear.
Hilton & Webster's
Headquarters    lor    the    South    Hill
Football   Club.
An ideal place to spend a social hour.
Fraser Street, between 46th and 47th.
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 404
Order    Office :    3418    Commercial
Street,  Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining  car   terminus)
Terms Cash
Phone: Fraaer 34 - 46th Ave. and Fraser
Public Notices
Ii, pressed the trigger again, but j PERS0NS who are wishing t0 vote at the
there was no answering report; lie South Vancouver District Elections are urged
had onlv placed one Cartridge in the! to take notice of thc following information:
rifle. lie was unarmed now, but the I . ^--.Thl"^1^ .holder of the fee and
fierce  lust  that  had  upborne  him  in
his quest of Hansen was finding another outlet. Hansen for the nonce
was forgotten, as if he had never
heen���Palfrey was fighting lor a woman's life. He clubbed thc ritle and
swung it, lie Sprang into tlie thick,
and tlie butt crashed on a wolf's
head. 11 dropped, another followed
it. A husky, having gnawed its
traces through, leaped ai another and
caught it by the throat, dragging il
down; the pair wrangled together for
;t moment until Palfrey's rifle ridded
the dog of its antagonist He was
like a wild man, striking at everything hi' >;.\v. grinning and groaning:
but tlu- wolves were retreating now;
their cowardl) natures would not upbear them in face of this determined
For a moment or two he gave chase
a" tlie brutes -dunk away, howling
miserably; but then lie returned 1"
the sleigh.    There might  still be time
to reaeli ids vantage point and settle
11 an sen's account, but first he must
see what he had saved. He had forgotten his  empty rifle.
In thc midst of a circle of disappointed wolves,  sitting on  their tails,
the REGISTERED Vendee under agreement of
sale are both owners (as defined in the Elections
Act) of the same land or real property. They
shall both have the right to have their names
appear on the Voters' List, but the title-holder
alone shall have the right to vote at any
election, unless he or she on or before the
day of Election, by writing under his or her
hand, filed in the office of the undersigned,
waives or renounces his or her right to vote,
in which case the Vendee shall be entitled to
vote, provided he or she has the requisite
qualifications of a voter.
Householders of the age of tweniy-one (21)
years, or more, and British Subjects who have
resided in the Municipality since the first day
of January, 1912, and who are liable to pay
and have paid road tax, are qualified voters
provided they make Statutory Declaration as
aoove. before an authorized person to take
such declaration as defined in the Statutes on
cr before the first day of December.
who has paid an annual fee of not less than
$5.00. who is a British Subject and has made
Statutory Declaration before a qualified person
for taking such declaration, on or before the
first day of  December.
Court of Revision of Voters' List will be
held  on  January  6,   1913.
C.   M.   C.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application will be marie to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia
at its next session for an Act authorising the
Lieutenant-Governor  in   Council,    by    letters
limits of thj City of Vancouver by including
therein and land within the boundaries of the
Municipality of the District of South Vancouver, without requiring observance of the
provisions of Section 11 of the Municipal Incorporation Act relating to the consent of the
owners of more than one-half of the land to
be included within the boundaries of the proposed extension, and for providing that, in
lieu thereof, the Lieutenant-Governor in
Council may extend the limits as aforesaid
upon such extension by a majority of three-
fifths of the votes cast by those persons entitled to vote on money by-laws, and on the
other provisions of the Municipal Incorporation Act being complied with.
Dated this  18th day of November,  1912.
Solicitor for the Applicant, the Municipality
of the District of South Vancouver.
e   bent  Over  tin   Sleigh, and  saw  that | patent   under   the   public   seal,   lo   extend   the
which he saw. A woman was lying
there, wrapped freun Bead te> foot in
furs, a thong of hide was across her
body, but for it she must have been
dragged to death long before. Pal-
frey tried to think what all this
meant���what was a lone woman doing there? She ceiuld not have driven
the sleigh from that position. There
must have been someone with her.
If lie had known that back there in
the wilderness lay the half-breed dog-
driver, thrown from thc gee-pole as
the sleigh lurched, and half-devoured
by wolves, he might have understood.
But that was to come later; meanwhile, here was the woman, her st'll
white face turned to the sky.
"She's dead." he thought. "Died
o' fright, likely. I'll go back an'
settle Hansen's hash."
From beneath the enclosing furs
there came a new sound, one that he
had not heard feir many a weary
month, a soft, whimpering sound,
hard to place. He drew away the
seift parka, beneath it was another.
opened a little at the woman's throat.
The sound came with greater dis-
tinttttess now; he drew this second
covering aside.
"God above!" he  said breathlessly.
"a baby!"   It was a baby, a-small one,
its  roseleaf  face  strangely  puckered.
Palfrey   stooped   a   little   lower   and
(Continued on Page 11)
The Government Additing Commissioner of
the above-named Municipality will have hii
office open from 10 to 11 in the forenoon of
each day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for the purpose of
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer ot
Owner may be present and may make any
objection to such accounts as are before the
We Are Loaning Money at
From Coast to Coast in Canada
It would buy you a home in ten years
The Canadian Home Investment Co.
Second Floor, Pacific Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Local Representative, W. J. STOLLIDAY
34 32nd Avenue East    '
P. J. Rolston G.  H.  Batcheler
Good Old-fashioned Meals lor Hungry Men
Prompt, courteous service in the cleanest, daintiest dining-room
you could imagine.
Special  attention  paid  thc  palates of civic officials and employees.
G. H.  Batcheler,  Manager j-,
Corner  Forty-Ninth  Avenue  and Fraser Street.
Five-room  House, fully modern,  on  Thirty-
sixth Avenue, one block from Victoria Road car.
Price $2,500; balance on monthly terms.
This Snap will not last long!
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN STREET       Phone: Fairmont 822
909  Dominion  Trust  Building,  Vancouver,   B. C.
Telaphonti :    Office S497.    Worka 6203.     Worka 9328.    Works 9178      	
Full-sized Lot, north  of Home  Road, $1200.    One-third cash;
balance 6, 12 and 18 months,
$100 cash handles Building Lots close to Knight Road.
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
::    Christmas Superstitions   ::
Tlu- mistletoe sprig is a potent mas-
[cot, and tin- hottest whee, following ;i
���{Uniiit  old fancy, presents her  guettl
eer callers with a sprig i> ii"t only pre.
scnting  them   "ith   g 1   luck   and
g 1 fortune, but ii el.'ing what, of
old, ihe priestly  Druidi   dill    when
they gave the Worihipperi of the Supreme Being, typified in the feerm eif
an oak, a portion eel" the parasite
plant tee keep religiously as le.ng as it
lasted. The mistletoe sprig was sup-
pees.'il to give power tn perceive
witches anil evildoers and insured
preesperity; tee tin esc whom the Druids
disliked eer wished harm, they refused
the mistletoe sprig. No one could
poison the lieilder of a mistletoe, for
the sprig would discover poison, no
matter how cunningly administered,
and save the owner from all harm.
Tei childless folk the mistletoe
hn .tight offspring, tu the sick, health.
In fact, it was a symbol of health,
i wealth and prosperity; and the house
that sports a branch of mistletoe at
Christmas will never he unlucky.
Il is from the Druids, too, that thc
custom  uf  decorating our  churches
and homes with evergreen ceeines,
for they believed that all the sylvan
.spirits lleicked together on these
boughs, there to remain until the
warm weather. In the midwinter the
Druids sent areeitnel sprigs uf ivy and
mistletoe In remind people lo decorate their dwellings with evergreens,
in order to propitiate the sylvan
spirits and secure protection from
frosts and wintry blasts.
Holly berries possess and give wonderful power when worn in lhe shape
of a wreath, which must be made in
Imitation of the sacred crown of
thorns and of berries as red as blood,
and lhe wearer must go alone at midnight on Christmas and sit in a
church in the dark. Second sight will
then cume to him, and into the church
will file all those of his friends who
| will die during the coming year. Worn
on Christmas Eve, the holly wreath
will evoke visions of spirit forms
Cuming in the air tn sing their Noel
sungs, and all the beasts will be seen
to kneel down in worship, If preserved for a year, the crown will give
the owner safety from violence. In
seime parts uf England it is believed
that unless every bit nf holly be removed from the house by Twelfth
Night sume illuck will come. Mince
pies can also bring luck, but only eme
must be offered and eaten in lhe
heiuse. To take two would be decidedly unlucky. The one accepted
and eaten will insure to the eater a
portion of good luck on a day to come
in the ensuing year. To eat two
would spoil the luck, and if three be
eaten on Christmas in one house ill-
luck will fedleiw. If the pie's crust
be in the shape of a manger (the first
mince pies ever made had crusts of
this shape), then the luck is better;
to represent thc manger, strips of
pastry used to be laid crosswise over
the pie.
/he Yule cake has the same"power
as the bride-cake on Christmas night,
for if a maiden place a piece of it under her pillow on Christmas night
she will dream of her future husband.
Also a portion of the cake should be
kept for the next year, as it brings
luck to the house.
The plum pudding must always bc
kept and again partaken of on New
War's Day if one would have a successful year.
Two   Propositions
No. 1. You rent a house at $25 per month. In one year you have
paid out $300, for which you can show no results. 7 per cent, interest
on $300 is $21.   So in the year you practically throw away $321.
No. 2. You bring me in $100, for which I give you a 6-room
Modern House, on Lot 33x125ft. House has fireplace, etc. Balance
is $25 per month.   Total price is $2,600.   No loan.
In one year you have an equity of $400 in your own home.
Compare proposition No. 1 with No. 2, then call at my office and
see this house.
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street
Phone : Fair. 1607
The ancient Saxem burned the Yuh
log as a symbol eif the turning nf the
sun toward spring. They, by the way,
considered the mistletoe berries unlucky and a symbol eif their hell���
N'illheim. abode nf the death g"il-
A brand from the Yule log snatched
from tlu- lire used tn be carefully pre.
served, kept dry and used <������ light the
Christmas lire the next year, because
it preserved the house frum lire during the year and subdued the spirit of
the flames. Its pnwers were bestnwed
in the days nf the Druiels, when lhe
beltane lircs were lighted and the
brands secured from the lire to light
the   tne- next year.
Even the moon contributes its
���hare to tlie Christmas superstitions;
for, as the legend runs, "if Christinas
comes during the waning moon we
shall have a very good year and the
nearer tei the moon the better.
It is surprising how man of the
>t"iii-, eif the man in the moon are
connected with the Christmas-tide.
The Frisians say that one Christmas
Eve all old man thinking nf his next
day's dinner, climbed the fence and
stole his neighbor's line cabbages.
Just as he lifted his burden nil liis
back, however, the Christ Child rode
by on his while heirse carrying gifts
fur the gond children, and spying the
thief, said, "Because thou hast stolen
een the linly eve, thiiu Shalt stand in
the moon and bc seen by everyone
forever and forever." So there he is;
and  on   every  Christinas   Eve   he  is
permitted tu nun around once.
Russian folk-lore tells us that this
man in lhe moon was one who was
seeking the isle in which there is no
death. At last, after travelling far,
he found lhe lunged fur haven ami
took up his abode in the moon. After one hundred years had passed,
Death called fur him one Christmas
Eve, and a fierce struggle ensued with
the moon, who was victorious; and
so the man stayed where he was,
Devonshire, England, noted for its
apples, lioasls a curious custom. On
Christmas Eve the farmer and his
sun stand beneath the oldest and
best apple tree, all bearing a jug nf
cider, and sing a certain folk song.
After passing the cider jug around,
they betake themselves hemic tn a
guud supper and much merry-making.
The Jamaica negroes collect all
bits of odds and ends of finery with
which to array themselves on Christ-
man Eve, and choosing a king and
queen, follow these leaders about,
making as much noise as possible,
blowing horns, beating drums and doing   mischief   generally.
In Holland a pretty custom exists.
On the night before Christmas, in
commemoration of the Star of the
East, the young men of the town assemble and carry through the dark
streets a large bright star; all the
people go out to greet it and give to
the bearers of thc Star of Bethlehem,
as it is called, alms for the poor.
The custom of giving gifts at
Christmas came not from the presents
of gold and silver given to'the Christ
Child, as many believe, but from an
old custom of priests putting on
board of all outgoing ships a hox for
alms. This box was opened at
Christmas-tide, and masses said for
the givers of the alms, and was called
a "Christ Mass box, and frum this has
come our custom of Christmas boxes
and gifts.
More than a dozen new Churches have been erected in South Vancouver in the
last three years
418 Winch Building
Vancouver, B. C.
Wood Block
The Origin of Santa Claus
About 300 A. D. a boy was born in
Lycia. His parents called him Nicholas, but���so the chronicles tell us
���though that was a man's name, he
preserved the nature of a child, for
he chose "to kepe vertues, meknes,
and simpleness, and therefore the
children doe him worship before all
other saints."
The modern child's "Santa Claus"
is a Dutch contraction of "Sankt
Nikolaus." "Sank'ni K'laus," and the
saint's custom of giving presents
secretly and in thc dead of night is
thc development of a deed of charity
he performed when he assisted three
young women out of grave misfortune
by tossing three well-filled purses
into their bedroom long after they had
Thus, Santa Claus comes about
when the children are asleep and gives
them their hearts' desires. St. Nie.
holas's Day was originally early in
December, but later it was confounded with Christmas.
There is an old ballad describing
the saint and his custo.Tis, thus:
flueice lands mar cities uf Vancouver and New Westminster, in
Uriiish Columbia Electric Railway Belt, Suitable for market gardening, poultry raising and fruit-growing purposes. Fur sale in any size
hits. Many of these properties possesi the great advantages of good
open mads, accessibility to markets, postoffice, school and trans-
We have instructions to offer these lands at greatly below present market value, and special inducements will be made to actual
For further particulars call at our offices and ask for Mr. Shayer.
Agreements for Sale Purchased and Money to Loan
at Current Rates
The Yorkshire Guarantee
& Securities Corporation  Limited
.440 Seymour Street
Phones: ��188 and 6189     R. Kerr Houlgate, Manager
Heaters for the Winter
The cool long nights are nearly here.    We have a complete line
of heaters.
The shooting season is on.   You don't need to go to the City to buy
your ammunition.   See us. *,
CD       CCADMCV    Formerly Manitoba
���   Di     rC.Hnllt.1 Hardware Oo.
R. B. LINZEY,   J���
/ Repairs my Specialty
25th and Main, next City Heights P. O.
Cambie Street will eventually become the lending thoroughfare between the North
Arm and Burrard Inlet, and today there is no better investment on the market, A
brief, study of the map should convince you that our statement is correct. We have
a few choice lots on  Cambie  Street facing West. ,
Price $1625 each;   i cash;   balance 6-12-18-24 months
These are between Sixty-sixth Avenue and River Road. We have also a few
choice homesites  from $500 each,  that are worth investigating.
Phone : Coll. 18 Branch : Cor. River Rd. and Ash St.
It contains the choicest Residential and Business
Property on the Peninsula
Is the heart of this thriving Municipality. We have
been established here since 1905, and invite correspondence regarding investments. : We can place
money on first mortgage at 8 per cent., and transact
all financial business.
References :    Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, B. C.
Bank of Vancouver, Collingwood, B. C.
Financial and Estate Agents
317 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.
Fire, Insurance and Loans
Collingwood East, B. C.
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Specialties :   Player    Pianos,    Repairs,    Ton:
Phone :    Fairmont 1125
St.  Nicholas  money  used  to  give  to
tnaydens  sccretlie,
Who, that he still may use his wonted liberalise,
The mothers all their children on the
Eve do cause to fast,
And when they every one at night in
senseless sleepc are cast,
Both Apples, Nuttes, and Pcarcs they
bring and other things besides,
As  caps   and   shoes   and    petticoats,
which secretly they hide,
And in the morning found, they say,
that this St. Nicholas brought.
The idea that St. Nicholas was an
old hoary-bcarded man comes from
the ancient representations of Saturn,
who was pictured as a patriarch, and
also from the confounding of the
Christmas saint with Father Time,
who always has his special day a week
after Christmas.
Despite the pagan origin of the majority of our Christmas customs, they
have been so much i ifut,ed with the
spirit of peace and good-will that
their original significance is completely lost, and there is an entirely different sentiment in the merry festival
of today.���"Scrap Book."
.South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Phone : Fraser 19
(Day or night)
General  Wolfe  School
This South Vancouver school, which
is practically finished, has been built
by Messrs. Harrison and Wall. It
will be remembered that when the
Lord Selkirk school was opened, Mr.
J. Francis Bursill presented to the
school a portrait of Lord Selkirk.
Messrs. Harrison And Wall have requested Mr. Bursill to procure a portrait of General Wolfe for the Wolfe
School. The best authority on Wolfe
is certainly Mr. F. C. Wade, K.C., and
Mr. Bursill will consult him as to the
most authentic portrait for reproduction.
The excellent suggestion has been
made that when the General Wolfe
School is formally opened, which will
probably bc after the Christmas recess���an address on the character and
career of Wolfe shall bc given.
 1  aj  i ���
Roll a piece of thin cardboard horn
shape and glue it. Cover with white
paper. Within the horn paste a soft
tissue paper, bringing the ends to the
top to be gathered for a finish. Within
the bag a gift may be placed, and the
ends of the tissue gathered and held
in place by a bow of scarlet ribbon.
A  Triumph of Art
Dr. Alexis Carrel of the Rockefeller
Institute has recently succeeded i"
cutting up a dog so that, although the
outside of the animal was dead, the
inside was kept alive for several hours.
The details, as published in the
papers, were extensive and complete.
Only one thing was omitted: Whose
de.g was it that Dr. Carrel cut up?
Had he no friends?
Also, how many other dogs did Dr.
Carrel cut up before he achieved his
masterpiece? Thc accounts state that
he was several months making his experiments.
The value of thc eminent surgeon's
discovery lies in the fact that hereafter
���when a few other unimportant details have been attended to���we shall
be able to remove our insides at night
and hang them upon the bed-post
while wc get a few hours' much needed rest.���"Life."
"Dear sir," wrote a Cardiff father
to a school teacher, "Please do not
let my son John learn Welsh today;
his throat is so bad he can hardly
speak English." SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1912
chinook Christmas edition
Geo. B.  Howard,
Main  and   Harris
l'hone : Sey. 7012
In Edgar Selwyn's Uproariously Punny  Success
PRICES : J5c, ,15c, and SUc MATINEES 25c any scat
We positively must get our floors cleared. The
tradesmen arc in, and carloads are coming in, for
speedy clearance.   No reasonable offer refused. Cash
or terms.
Phone: Seymour 2832. Near Davie.
Imperial  Theatre.
Graduating  from   the  eireti.  le.   the
"legitimate stage" i> not ��o mirtcu-
loUl   .'IS   It    W.elllel   See-Ill   !,i   |eer>iellS   HOt
acquainted with the history of the
famous Si. Leon family, Ida Si. Leon
now a recognized American star, i-e
being   followed   in   'hi'   path   t'e   iaine
by Iht little sister Elsie Si. Lceen
and the Indications .ere t. a', the
younger will smeii shine u brightly
ai her lifter.
The St. Leoni have- l"..n circus
performers for many generations.
Elsie's grandfather ��;i> f...neuis forty
How  About  Those  Photographs
Promised Last Christmas?
Band every Evening and Saturday  Afternoon
10   a.m  25c
3 p.m  35c
8:15 p.m  50c
Children 15c
MONEY���If you  want to borrow money on your
deed, agreement of sale equity, life insurance,
automobile, boat or chattels, call up Seymour 2583
A Mild Smoke
SPEND :::::
Fairmont Pool Room
(Bryant   Block)
The best tables in South Vancouver. Everything new. Personal attention by the proprietor, D. D. Den-
Cigars, Tobacco and Candy
Phrenology and Palmistry
(Formerly ol  Montreal)
805   Granville   Street,   Corner   Robson
Hours:  10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Valeska Suratt, in "The Kiss Waltz"
at the Imperial Theatre, Dec. 27 and 28
Special Rates lo Municipal
Hall and other South Vancouver points.
South Hill P.O. Box 105
Why It Pays to Buy at Store of
Robinson & Hoag
"It pays to buy at home." This is
true in all linos of business activities,
but is particularly emphasized in the
ease of Kobinseiu & Iloag, hardware.
Walden Block, Twenty-fifth and .Main
A comparison of prices which prevail at this store and at thc different stores in Vancouver is the best
proof of the above statement. In the
Christinas goods now being offered
by this firm, which in quality and in
every other way are just as good as the
stock in the largest hardware store in
the City of Vancouver, the prices are
at the least 20 per cent, lower than
the prices for the same articles in the
city stores. This is a marked difference, and South Vancouver residents
will be slow if they do not grasp this
opportunity of buying to the best advantage.
The policy of this firm is to sell at
the lowest possible figure as they depend largely on a big business turnover. In all the staple lines it can be
shown that the purchaser can do much
better at this store than in the city.
The firm of Robinson & Hoag has
now the record of being one of the
largest and best equipped hardware
stores in South Vancouver. It will
be three years next April when they
commenced business on Main Street,
being the pioneer business institution in
the business section at Main Street
and Twenty-fifth Avenue. Originally
they had quarters in the Findlay
Block, but when the Walden Building
was completed they moved to their
present site. At first they occupied
merely the front part of the store,
but business has increased to such an
extent that they not only occupy the
entire floor space now, but in addition they have erected two warehouses
at the rear, one for oil and the other
for  general  heavy hardware.
years ago as a daring bareback rider.
With the present generation it has
become a case of not loving the circus less, but the stage more.
The St. Lcein family were originally engaged to furnish the realism feer
"Polly of the Circus." However, it
was not long befure the management
learned that at least two eef the girls,
Ida and Elsie were possesseil of genuine dramatic talent.
One wietild think that a big saving
would be gained by eliminp.'itlg the
horses. So it woulil, but Mr. Thompson never does things by halves and
when he presents the circus scene he-
wants it to bc a genuine reproduction
and  neet  painted  replica.
But the big feature of the drama is
the superb acting of Elsie St. Leon in
the role of Polly.
"Polly of the Circus" will be the
attraction ;it the Imperial Theatre on
December 25 and 20.
presented "Beverly of Graustark"
with a gei and da-h and ��ith an appreciation of its possibilities very
satisfying t r > their auditors.
Beverly Calhoun a> played by Marion Ruckert wa-. wholly satisfying
both to eye ami ear anel Del Lawrence maele a handsome and pictur-
i ique figure in the gorgeous uniform
and   trappings   oi   Prince   Dante.ii   ,,i
For Christmas week starting M ��� ��� ri
day, Di_enilur 23, Lawrence and
Sandusky announce Helgar Selwyn's
fanieetis pliy "'j ,'ie Country Beey" and
the playgoer* uf Vancouver are pro-
iiii-������<! eme .A the biggest comedy
successes of the season. It is especially conduciv: t<> the merriment and
geieni cheer e.f the Christmas time as
ii i- one eef the most delightfully
humorous and enjoyable stories ever
put    upon    the    stage.      It   is   clean,
wholes irae   ami   immensely   funny.
The cast is unusually long and every
member of tin- ceimpany will be fit-
liel with a part calculated to call
forth   the   very  best.
Owing t.e the fact that Christmas
Day falls 'en Wednesday the usual
bargain matinee will be superseded
by the special Holiday Matinee ai
regular evening prices, the Saturday
matinee being as usual at the reduced
*       *        *
Empress   Theatre.
A thrilling Western drama is the
current offering at the Empress Theatre and its many scenes of life in
the camps and among the Indians
evoke much enthusiasm. "The Gambler of the West" never has a moment when something is not happening.    The scenery is very fine.
Nexl week will be given a grand
revival of the famous play "Uncle
Tom's Cabin." This is an entirely
new   version  and  when  produced  by
"The Kiss Waltz."
The autocrats of travel these days
outside of the railroad presidents and
one or twee multumillioniarcs, seem
to bc the better class .el' theatrical
people. When the members of the
Valeska Suratt Opera Company
found that the present teeiir in the
Xew York Casinee year-aml-a-half
musical success "The Kiss Waltz" car-
rice! them through Canada, down seeuth
to Washington,.then Westward tee the
coast, they were elated over the fact
that the management hail arranged
that these distances were to lie made
by special trains. The day train consists of three baggage cars, two par-
leer cars, twee day coaches, anil a 'liner. When the travel is in thc nighl.
eir in the early morning, Standard
sleeping cars will lie substituted in
place of thc parlor cars. The company is on one of the largest tours
e.n record for a musical attraction.
Miss Suratt's local engagement will
be at the Imperial Theatre. I'riel iv.
and Saturday, December 27 and 2H.
*   *    *
Avenue Theatre.
"Beverly e.f Graustark" proved a
happy selection for this week's offering at the Avenue- Theatre and the
Lawrence Company has rarely appeared to better advantage. Tu judge
frum tin- audiences asembled at tin-
pretty playhouse nightly all the readers oi this mei-i popular "t George
Harr McCutcheon s romances were
desirous 'if witnessing the dramatic
version. The Lawrence players have
an enviable reputation fur deiing this
se .it eel  thing and certainly they have
Elizabeth   Mayne,   at   Pantages   next
week,   with   "The   Surf   Bathers"
Mr. Sanford twu years ago turned
hundreds away nightly. It excels any
production eif this play ever made
by a local company iii this city, and
with ils magnificent scenery and
elaborate details will be noteworthy.
It will require sixty people and genuine ci'lured singers and dancers are
being brought from the United Stales
ii' render sunn- of the old plantation
Jubilee* songs and dance Eioedownfl
Mr. Walter Sanford will appear as
"Uncle  Tom,"  a   character  in   which
he is thc best living exponent, having
starred in the part in America and
���\u-'ralia.      Dulcic    Cooper    will    bc
'Little Eva." All the either well-
known characters , "Topay," "Aunt
Ophelia," "Simon Legree/ "George
Harris." "Mr. St. Clair," Elizabeth
Harris," "Cassie," "Aunt Chloe,"
"Sambo,"   "Marks,   the-   lawyer,"   and
'lie- little pickaninnies," beting the
in.r-' prominent
In order to enable all tin- young
people to see ii, there will be four
matinees given eluring the- week.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ami
Saturday. To all tin- matinees except
the-  Christmas matinee, all  children
ml scholars of any school, will be
admitted te, any seat (except boxes),
fur  twem-y-fivc  cents.
* *    *
Pantages  Theatre.
Specially engaged for Christinas
week will In another one 'ef the
"greater" Pantages shows which
is iu open in Vancouver with the
iSsual matinee em  Monday next.
For the main event the management will bring t'. the f'.re the sec-
"iiel e,f the big Ned Wayburn features, biiukcd exclusively feer ihis
circuit.    The act  is called "The  Surf
The children as well as the ciders
are   expected  to  be  interested   in   the
announcement   that   the   week   will
also -all fur the appearance in the
city, as the special added attraction
of Ted Bailey's Posing Dogs, "The
Act Beautiful." Shelburne and Montgomery have a comedy sketch en-
tieled, "The Colleagues" or "The
Meirning After."
Se.me clever singing and dancing
will be done by Killian and Moore,
a pair nf entertainers.
Libonati, the expert xylophonist,
will appear, and continue to entrancc-
liis audiences.
* *   *
Orpheum Theatre.
Another of the Weber and Fields
series of musical comedies will be
the headline attraction at the Orpheum during the coming week, called
"Fun on the Ocean." There are fifteen people in the act, most of whom
are girls.
"I Died," a farce comedy, will bc
presented by James Rcnnie and a
capable cast, as the featured added
attraction  during the  coming  week.
Inez Lawson, a cornet virtuoso,
and one of the most beautiful, women
on the vaudeville stage, will be heard
in a repertoire of classic and popular
cornet  seilos.
The Three Alex, who were imported by Sullivan and Considine, are said
to furnish one of the must daring
equilibristic acts in vaudeville.
Harry Sauber, a comedian, who is
making his debut in vaudeville, has
been conspiciems in legitimate musical  comedy for a number of years..
Haitingi & Core    Phone Sey. 3907
To-night 8.15 M.tinee S��l. 2.! 5
This  Week
Next   Week
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Unequalled       Vaudeville       Meant       Pantaget
SHOW ST ARTS-..2.45. 7.15, and 910 p.m
Engagement Extraordinary
Xed   Wayburn's
Surf  Bathers
A Bringer of Goodwill
Week Beginning December 23
Another    Big    \\ eber    &    Fields'
Girl   Act
Fun on the Ocean
15���Selected Weber &  Fields'
Show Girls���15
Presenting a Screaming Farce
entitled, "I  Died."
"Vancouver's   Live   Wire"
(36  Hasting:  Street)
Por the Whole Family
Week Commencing December 16
The Great Broadway Success
2 Shows, 7.30, 9.15, Nightly���15c, 25c,
Matinee Daily, 3 p.m.���15c, 25c
(Continued from Page 9)
touched that face, and as he did so
something crept out from other furs,
something warm and clinging, something that fastened tenaciously' about
his lingers. Something that strangely thawed the iciness about his heart,
something that caused him to gulp
widely. A baby's tiny hand, prehensile, compelling. And as he stood
there trying to understand the meaning of it all, he heard from afar off
the sound of Hansen's voice, urging
his dugs forward.
"Moosh, mooshl" came the voice,
thinned hy the distance. Tlie tiny j
clask tightened on his finger, and thc
child ceased its wailing. There came
a little gurgle, something that might
have been an embryo chuckle. But
Palfrey hardly heard it; something
else was sounding in his brain.
" 'Come and behold Him, born a
King of Angels!'" And as that song
.ef   peace   rioted   in   Palfrey's   brain,
Hansen  passed  forward  unharmed.
He waited there until the child
whimpered again, then he gently released his prisoned finger and turned
his attention to the woman. She was
still alive; she had swooned from the
shock, but her breast moved slightly,
lie poured a little spirit on her lips
from his flask, and saw her eyes un-
l"ck. she stirred and cried sobbing-
ly; her movement caused a ceirres-
p. nnling movement e.n the part of
the- child. Once again that little
haml crept from its wrappings and
fastened on Palfrey's finger, refusing l.e release its hold; and a thin
current of warmth ran up the man's
arm, to his very heart, inciting the
cankered ice about it. His chest
heaved in a mighty sob���quite suddenly the hideousrtcss of the thing he
had contemplated stood out plainly
before his soul. He dropped on his
knees beside those he had saved, and
the soundless cry must have gone
straight to thc Throne itself.
"Thank God! Thank God!" he said
without words, and the child laughed
gleefully,  still  holding his  finger.
Later he was tei (ind that the woman was none other than Joshua
Bcndigo's wife, who had taken this
way of spending Christmas with her
husband, intending to take him by
surprise. Later, too, he was to find
that Bendigo, the richest man in
Golden Gulch, was grateful; but all
that was hidden iu the future. What
he did know now was that a little
child had come into his life, to remind him anew of that other Child,
wheise message was Peace on Earth,
and Goodwill even to such as Hansen. He allowed this fact to soak
into his consciousness, and then he
began preparations for the return���
the woman and the child needed him
now.���"The Xew Magazine."
Grand Theatre
Prices   10,   15,  25,   and   50c
Business   College
"The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded
Corner Main St. & 10th Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont   2075
Drs. Howie & Hall
Have   opened   up   new   and   up-to-date
Dental  Parlors in  the  Williams  Block,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have installed all the latest and
best appliances, and are prepared to
give you the best there is in the dental
A share of your patronage is
Gas    administered    for    the    painless
extraction  of   teeth.
P. O. Howie, DD.8.
Wm. S. Hall, DD.S.
Phone   Sey.   3266   for   appointment
Nance Uraania
Palmist and Astrologist
Astral - ordained
NANCE URAANIA : She not only calls
you by name, but calls your departed relatives by name, and tells you just what you
cell for. Reveals everything as though seen
with  the  naked eye.
Do not delay to call on this gifted woman;
she has a message for you. Kindly bring
this ad. with you.
J. M. Sandusky, Avenue Theatre
Half Converted
Wiseman���"I see that a woman election inspector in California, late at the
polling place because she stopped to
frizzle her hair, was violently angry
because her place had been  filled."
Cynicns���"A few more incidents like
that will convert me to equal suffrage."
Cynicus���"Well, in all the world's
history there never before has been
anything that would teach woman that
time flies at the toilet."
Geo. Jones
Lame and Interfering horses will
receive special care and attention.
All kinds of hand-made shoes, running shoes, running plates, toe
plates, etc.
All horses entrusted to me will receive  every  care  and  attention.
571 Beatty Street TEX
Electric Household Appliances
Appropriate Christmas Gifts
They arc
Look over this list:
Teapots Washing Machines
Immersion  Boilers Warming Tads
Utility Outfits Foot Warmers
Chafing Dishes Electric Irons
All are operated from au ordinary household socket
Carrall &      /H*/7\ C* /t 1138 Gran"
ttreets**     LfflCfSVCCt/ite V(nL Davie)
Electric  Ranges
Heating Discs
Coffee  Percolators
���the Best Service
It is something to make two blades of grass grow where only one
was growing.
Wc hope through our growing "BEST SERVICE" to make two
customers where there is but one now.
Post Tavern special, package 10c
Campbell's Soups, 21  varieties    two  cans 25c
Evaporated Cherries  '.the pound 20c
Yellow Pitted Plums   the pound 20c
New Season's Prunes  2, 3, 4 and 5 lbs. 25c
Old Dutch Cleanser 3 cans 25c
Lighthouse Cleanser 4 cans 25c
Strictly New  Laid  Eggs   the  dozen 70c
Libby's Figs in Syrup   the jar 60c
Van Camps' Pork and Beans   2  cans 25c
Jello, all flavors  the package 10c
Steven's Pickles  20-oz. jar 25c
All our groceries we guarantee of the highest quality. We gladly
replace anything that is not right.
Fraser & MacLean,
26th Avenue and Main
Phone:  Fairmont 784
High Cost of Living
One step in the right direction is to equip
your home with a Pease "Economy" Furnace. The furnace without a rival. If your
heating plant needs overhauling, ring us up
Hodgson Plumbing & Heating Co.
1136 HOMER ST.
PHONE : SEY. 2412
A fine lot to choose from���all in
(ine condition
Keeler's Nurseries
Fifteenth Avenue and Main Street
The undersigned having severed all connection with the firm of
Simmons & Senecai, at 4140 Main Street, I beg to announce to my
numerous friends and patrons that I have opened Dressmaking
Parlors at Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, where I will be
pleased to welcome old and new customers.
Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, South Vancouver,
South Vancouver
Subdivision of Portion Block 15, D. L. 330 and 331
Fronting on River Road and Sixty-ninth Avenue. Prices
$450 each lot and up. Terms, fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18
River and B. G. Electric Railway frontage, 89.57; Victoria
Drive frontage, 187.84. Price $9,000. Terms, $1,000 cash, balance over three and a half years.
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Corner Pender and Seymour Streets
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For  Sale Purchased
BBhsTHB LA0Y ofth��� HOUSE
Woman's  Brain
Man has always been apt to ascribe
tie the brain tin.' certain fundamental
differences of character existing between men and women. It appears.
however, freem a comparison ot trust-
w.erthy statistics, that the brain of the
average man is about only ejnc-teillli
larger than lliat nf lhe average woman; and that if, on the other hand,
the ratiee between the size of hrain
anel body be taken intei account, man's
brain comes out second best. Happily,
however, the "bird eef creation" finds
a loophole of escape from the natural inference from this fact. The
���mailer animal alwayi hai the larger
proportional brain. A cat has more
brain in proportion to its size than
an elephant, and a baby's brain is
five times the relative size of its
Woman, however, has other lines of
defence. All mental activity finds its
Origin in the thin outer layer or cortex of thc brain. On every square
inch there are some ten millions of
minute cells, the instruments of mental energy. It has been suggested
that a meirc just comparison might be
based on a consideration of these cells.
But no observer has yet shown that
sex makes any difference in the number, development, or vital energy of
these brain elements.
When all is Saidi if the average man
prefers to regard size as the correct
index of intelligence, Ile must admit
that forty per cent, of the women In:
meets are of larger intellect than he.
This will give him food for reflccti.>n,
and perhaps, after a little, he will
agree with Sutherland that ,:. very
year seems to show with increasing
conclusiveness that there is in lhe
great mass of cases a practical equality
in male and female minds."
The Art of Purchasing an
Oriental Rug
There is no reason why, from motives of economy, oriental rugs should
be omitted from house furnishings.
Of all carpets they wear the longest,
and if well selected, they often become more beautiful with time.
Th Kermanshah is conisdered by
some authorities the finest rug woven
they place it next to the silk Persian.
A Kermanshah poss.ssing the characteristic colors put in with genuine
vegetable dyes may be bought as low
as $35. Rugs bought for this price are
three feet by six, or more often four
feet hy seven.
The light colors and fine patterns of
the Kermanshah are ideally adapted to
beeudoirs and drawing-rooms. The
ground is woven in pink, rose, and old
blue. Small Kermanshahs are just the
thing to use before thc dressing table,
or the piano, or as a table throw.
These sell as low as $8.50, but in that
case, of course, do not exceed two
feet in length. Antique Kermanshah
and Tabriz rugs are hard to find. A
real old Tabriz similar to the Kermanshah in color but of more definite
design  is  sometimes  sold  as  low  as
shapes���squares, oblongs, and runners, which are usually three feet six
inches wide and nine or twelve feet
Thc lieikbara rug, often known as
the royal Bokhara because it was originally used by royalty only, is the
nie est easily recognized eef all the Kast-
crn carpets; the elongated octagonalt
are tnei familiar tei need comment The
pattern of this rug has been copied
meere successfully in domettic rugs
than any other. It is of fine, stneng
wool, and its durability is proverbial
The ground color is a rich red. and
the deiigh blue and white with a
touch eif orange. An excellent rug of
this   kind,   three   feet   by   four,   may
be  lliellgllt   feir  $15.
N'ext tee the Kermanshah, the Saruk
is the finest modern rug. The colors
are stronger than the Kernianshali eir
Tabriz, and rich reds and deep bluel
predominate. Floral designs are often
woven against a dark blue ground and
tones of ivory relieve the heaviness of
color. Floral designs in combination
with medallions and odd geometric
figures mark a Saruk unniistably. This
rug comes in a good many sizes freem
one three feet by five, which is priced
at $35. to one twelve feet by twenty at
prices in three figures. A fine Saruk,
four feet by seven, can be bought for
$45. It is well to note when purchasing Saruks that the large ones are better suited to rooms that are considerably longer than they arc wide, as
these rugs are seldom square.
Mosul rugs are among the most inexpensive. They arc also of Persian
eirigin, although their name is taken
from the Turkish town through which
they reach the market. Mosuls are
very durable, but they are heavy and
coarse and dark in color. The warp
and weft are of wool without the intermixture of cotton or jute. The
ground of this rug is covered with an
allover pattern which often introduces
a conventionalized palm-leaf design.
A size five feet by six may be bought
as low as $18.50.
The Daghestans were the first oriental rugs to come in quantities to this
country. In the district bordering on
the Caspian Sea, the weavers are doing their work today in much the same
manner that their ancestors did it
many centuries ago, though to a great
extent trade conditions have made
them a commercial rather than an art
In purchasing a Daghestan it is
especially necessary to consult a reliable dealer who knows his rugs as a
shoemaker does his last. The inferior
Shirvan, because of a resemblance in
pattern and color to the Daghestan, is
often palmed off by dishonest dealers
fgr a real Daghestan. Thc Daghestans
are usually square and are made in
sizes from three feet to four feet six
inches; they sell for from $15 to $35.
A few oblong rugs of this kind appear
now and then, and they may sometimes be picked up for as little as
$12.50. Shirvans, which are also square
can be benight as low as $10.
The head of one of the largest rug
shops in Xew York said recently, ''In
buying Oriental rugs, spend as much
A New South V��ncouv�� Chuich Edifice
$25, but it is then never more than
three feet in length.
The cheapness is accounted for by
the coarse wool employed, and as
there are consequently fewer knots to
the inch, there is less need for skilled
labor in the making. It is somewhat
difficult to recognize a Mosul by its
pattern because borders and motifs
have been borrowed somewhat recklessly'from other makes. Textures
and patterns may bc crude, but the
colors arc sure to bc deep and warm.
I Mosuls are made  in many  sizes and
money as you can afford, ami economize on things that will last fewer
years. A rug of standard color and
weave is worth thc price paid for it
for years tn come, and very often the
value increases with time, for most
eastern rugs grow softer and more
glossy with use."
long, range in price from $22.50 to
$45. The Mosul and Shiraz saddle
bags, by the way, are known the world
over. The Shiraz bags are considered
the best made. They cost from $8.50
to $25.
Flowers for Xmas
Jardinieres, Plants in Pots, Bulbs in Bowls
A large assortment to select from
HOLLY���Extra  Well  Berried���75c  per  lb.
MISTLETOE���Finest English���$1.50 per lb.
The Art Florists
Phone  Sey.   1892 -:- Vancouver, B. C.
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route to thc���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE,  Gen. Pass Agent, Vancouver.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. G. Smith, C. P. & T. A.
Phone :  Sey.  7100
W. E. Duperow, G. A. P. D
527 Granville Street
Wine Saps
$1.35 per Box
$1.25 per Box
"The  Home of the  famous Ayrshire  Bacon."
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumbers' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
"A South Vancouver Industry"
Campbell Road Station
On the Eburne-Westminster Tram
(Foot of Inverness Street)
Phone Fraser 57 L P.O. Box 16
Let mc figure your bills. Open Evenings.
For Christmas flowers in the house, plant the
following bulbs now :
Roman Hyacinths, 35c per doz.; $2.65 per 100.
Paper White Narcissus, 25c per doz.; $1.75 per
Freesias, 10c per doz.; 75c per 100.
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
Phone Sey. 988 and 5727
We have the latest machinery for the manufacture of doors and
sashes.   We make them any size and any style to suit purchaser.
Our aim is to please every patron, and our work is of the best.
We are prepared to do work at the shortest notice. Let us give you
an estimate.   Our prices are right,
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Glovcrsville, X. Y. Street paved witli Dolarway
showing the adaptability oi this form ni construction for
paving between and adjoining street car tracks, as it is
unaffected hy the vibration due ti the action of the heavy
cars passing over tbe rails.
A Dolarway paved street with car tracks produces ;i
handsome, uniform, permanent pavement ;ii ;i great sav
in"' in cost.
WE HAVE taken this space to show the ratepayers of South Vancouver how Dolarway paving appears when it is laid.    We now have a large force of men laying
Dolarway in this Municipality on East Victoria Drive.
The Dolarway method reduces the cost on permanent pavements 50c. to $1.00 per
square yard.
The pavement presents a handsome surface; it is quiet under traffic; no dust or mud
is produced; no damage by oil drippings or thrusts from automobile wheels. It makes a most
satisfactory cushion for horses.
Dolarway is the ideal material to pave between and adjoining street car tracks.
Dolarway is good enough for city streets and cheap enough for country roads.
Thc above illustration shows Dolarwa) Pavemenl in
Ann Arbor, Mich. 30,000 square yards have been laid
during the past two years. 165,000 square yards more
were petitioned for during 1912,
FIVE to six inches of best Portland Cement Concrete provided with the necessary expansion joints.    The surface is then coated with Dolarway Bitumen, over which is spread
coarse sand or fine gravel or screenings.    This seals the concrete, prevents cracking
and chipping and produces a wearing surface which is clean, noiseless, resilient and similar
in appearance to other forms of bituminous pavement.
It does not bleed in hot weather, neither doer, it become brittle nor peel in the cold.
It is a well-known fact that moisture causes concrete to expand and contract five times as
much as a change in temperature. Our seal coat keeps out this moisture, thereby preventing the cracking and chipping which would otherwise occur.
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South Vancouver
Builders' Supply
Spreading hoi Dolarwa}  Bitumen.
Company TWELVE
Superintendent Mullen is one of
the best known nun in Seeuth Vancuuver. He has tone much to the
upbuilding eef il, and tn bin we arc
Indebted for our present water supply. Born at Stourbridge, in Staffordshire, lie was educated there, anil
served his apprenticeship as all engineer. After learning his iraele with
the firm of TayS, he remained In their
employment for a few years, hut at
the age of 25 the irresistible desire to
come to Canada seized him, and in
1888 lie made his way to Nanaimo.
Entering the employment of the
Water Company there, he remained
��� with them till 1901, when the company
was bought over by the City eif
Nanaimo. With the city, Mr.
Mullett filled the dual position of
Superintendent and collector of water
rates. Altogether, Mr. Mullett remained in the employment of the City
of Nanaimo for thc long period of
21 years. When he left to come to
South Vancouver in October, 1908,
he was given a public banquet, being presented with a diamond ring
and an address. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Mullett were the recipients of many
valuable presents when they left the
Island from the hosts of friends they
left behind them. Mayor Planta gave
him a high commendation to South
Vancouver. When Mr. Mullett came
to South Vancouver as water superintendent, he came to occupy the third
position he had filled during his lifetime. In his appointment here he was
fortunate in not being bound down
by any predecessor's work. South
Vancouver was without a water system and the problem of supplying
water to the people of the Municipality had become critical. The
wet season coming on and there being neither material nor provision
for a supply of water to the
settlers coming in, the position he
had to grapple with was as serious
as it well could be. It will always
be to the credit of the Council at that
time that they were fortunate in
securing  his  services.    Realizing  the
Estimated    That    $100,000    Damage
by Conflagration
Fire broke out at the works of the
Dominion Creosoting Company, on
the North Arm, at 5:15 Tuesday night,
and had it not been for the splendid
fire-fighting system in operation at
the mills, hundreds of thousands of
dollars weiuld n��t have measured thc
Exact cause of the fire is iie>t
known. It was first noticed wbui
one of the great retorts at the factory began to blaze. Creosoted wood
blocks are manufactured by the company, and in large retort chambers
heated by gasoline burners, the wood
blocks are shot full of creosote under great pressure. There is much
oil used about the premises, and the
presence of this substance and large
���quantities of dry lumber made the
situation  very dangerous.
Pump and condenser hcuses were
completely destroyed, together with
thousands of dollar's worth of stock
and equipment. The loss will be
much more than $100,000 it is estimated, though thc insurance appraisers have not completed their work,
and nothing really definite can be arrived at as yet.
While the factory vvas fully covered by insurance, yet the loss will
be a severe hardship tei thc Dominion Creosoting Company.   They have
p.esitieni lhe Municipality was in, be
-el lee weerk with the best material
he could lay his hands em. As was
natural, every one could neit be latis-
(led at firsi. and the Superintendent
became ��� badly abused man, but wine
today will say that in spite of all
criticism, in spite nf all obstacles, he
has not given Seiuth Vancouver a
water system that under the trying
difficulties she labored, is not
a credit to South Vancouver. In
the short time there has been laid 181)
miles of mains, 7,200 services, 514
hydrants. The revenue from the waler
rate is $106,675, At the Municipal
Hall two wells have ben sunk, one mi
Victoria Road, also five wells on the
C.  P.   R.  property.
Following is a story of the progress of the Water Works for three
years up to November 30, 1911:
Mains laid: 1910, 76 miles; 1911 49
miles; 1912, 58 miles; total, 183 miles.
Services: 1910, 2,007; 1911, 2,753;
1912, 2,247; total, 7.007.
Hydrants: 1910, 132; 1911, 169;
1912, 211; total, 512.
Amount of Revenue: 1910, $9,303.90;
1911, $34,499.30; 1912, $62,872.65; total,
Amount paid to City for Water:
1910, $16,024.17; 1911, $27,212.22; 1912,
$20,477.35; total $63,713.74.
Balance of income over expenditure:   $42,962.11.
The wells are giving a daily supply of
1,400,000 gallons. If the influx of
strangers continues at the same ratio
next summer South Vancouver will
require a daily supply of 3,000,000.
This can easily be obtained from Seymour Creek, where thc supply on the
top of the mountains is unlimited. The
Council have a water scheme on band
at present, but do not care to go on
with it till the question of annexation or incorporation is settled.
That Mr. Mullett's work has been,
and is being appreciated by the Council of South Vancouver has been
shown in a practical manner.
large paving contracts in hand, and
many pending. It is with difficulty
that  production   can  be  continued.
Dominion Creosoting Company is
South Vancouver's largest industry,
and the fire which will mean a temporary check to the company, will
be felt severely throughout the district.
Christmas  Services
Sunday there will be Christmas services at the Ruth Morton Memorial
Church, corner of Twenty-seventh
and Fraser Street. There will be
Christmas anthems by the choir, solos
by Miss Muriel Bodwell, and double
male quartette. The pastor, The
Rev. J. Willard Litch, will preach in
the morning on "A Christmas Surprise," and in the evening on "A Look
Into the Cradle." A cordial invitation is given  to these services.
Parlor Sale
Mrs. Bctts' parlor sale on Saturday,
at 4485 Walden Street, was very generously patronized and a considerable
sum of money realized for the benefit of the funds of the Ladies' Aid of
Mount View Methodist Church. During thc afternoon former parishioners
from Central Church (formerly Princess Street Church), Mr. and Mrs.
Betts, presented Miss Betts with a
piece of gold, the occasion being her
Concord Place, Mr. W. J. Prowse's new block at 4607 Main Street.   This
is one of the many new structures recently erected on Main Street.
Ex-Reeve W. A. Pound
Explains His Position
Tells Ratepayers of Ward II Why He Seeks Re-election
"Seeuth Vancouver needs waking up
and in my opinion the present Council, though a good Council, has been
held back by the unprogrcssive character of the present Reeve."
Such was the pointed statement of
ex-Reeve W. A. Pound, who is seeking re-election as Reeve of South
Vancouver at a meeting of the Cedar
Cottage and District Improvement
Association on Thursday night of last
Referring to another question which
have been put to him as to the effect it would have upon the Government audit, if he were elected as Reeve
at the coming election, Mr. Pound said
it would not have the slightest effect, as the Commissioner is independent of the Reeve and Council and thc
investigation would go on just the
same, whoever is elected.
"If this association adopts me as
its candidate for the Reeveship," said
Mr. Pound, "I may say that my platform will be annexation and annexation only."
Mr.  C.   F.   Broadhurst asked    Mr.
Pound   to   give  an   explanation   of  a
proposition put forward by him at an
open-air   meeting   on   the   preceding
Saturday in which it was proposed that
the    Municipality    pass    bylaws    for
$5,000,000 prior   to  heing annexed to
the city.    Mr.  Broadhurst said there
seemed  to  bc  a   feeling that such  a
course  would jeopardize  the annexa- j
tion movement, because if the Muni-;
cipality passed bylaws to raise $5,000.-1
000. annexation might not be pressed |
to a  satisfactory  issue and  the  rate-1
payers would then find that their taxes
were doubled.
Mr. Pound explained that in the
event eef annexation taking place it
would be two years before the city
could borrow on South Vancouver's
assessment, whereas the Municipality
can borrow on each year's assessment. His suggestion was that in
order to avoid special legislation to
enable the city to borrow on the South
Vancouver assessment immediately
after annexation, the Council of South
Vancouver should promote bylaws to
raise $5,000,000 and the bonds could
then be deposited in the bank, until
after annexation had taken place,
when they could then be sold as Vancouver  city  bonds.
There would, he said, have to be a
clause in the bylaws that in the
event of annexation falling through
after the bylaws had been passed,
they would be null and void, otherwise, as Mr. Broadhurst had suggested, the ratepayers would bc saddled
with double taxes to pay the interest
on the $5,000,000, as the present revenue of the Municipality was only
sufficient to meet thc present indebtedness of about $5,000,000 and to
maintain the  Municipal staff.
On the motion of Mr. W. B. Russell, it was unanimously decided to
endorse the candidature of Mr. Pound
for the Reeveship; also in accordance
with an agreement with the Wilson
Heights Improvement Association,
they wemld support the nominee of
the Cedar Cottage Association. ex-
Councillor Dickinson, for the Council. It was unanimously agreed to
support Mr. Shanks of Wilson Heights
for election as School Trustee.
Around the Municipal Hall
In all departments all is bustle and
stir. Heads of departments are wirk-
ing their staffs tei the limit; there is
great rivalry striving to have the annual Statements in with as little delay as possible. This year we believe
will he a record one in regard tei the
time the completed statements will
be placed in the hands of the Council. The auditors are, with Mr. Springford, gathering together these figures,
ready tee bind them together. Mr.
Springford is anxioili tee have them
in printed form before the present
Council forsakes otfice. In past years
there has always been trouble in getting the statements out. This year thc
officials are determined the Council
shall have no cause for complaint
Many of the staff are working overtime, but the inconvenience is cheerfully borne by those who are doing so.
* ��    *
The work in the tax office, of which
Mr. Janes is head, is now up-to-date.
The whole system has been reorganized. One of thc latest electrical
adding machines has been installed in
this office. During the year this department was subjected to an unusual
amount of worry, but as the new system is now working smoothly matters will bc easier. It will be with a
sigh of satisfaction that Mr. Janes
will close thc financial year. Money
has come in well, and the arrears are
not excessive.
* *    *
Chief Jackson will bc the first 'o
present his yearly statement. It is
certainly a very gratifying one for a
population of 35,000. Only two crimes
of a serious nature were committed.
Thc police department are now getting up-to-date with their patrol
wagon and ambulance. Councillor
Thomas is very proud of this department, as it was greatly through his
help and co-operative that they  have
1 reached   the   present     stage   e.f   proficiency. ��    *    ��
A broad expansive smile has illuminated the face of Inspector Pengelly, returning from Calgary with
thoughts eef his Christmas turkey and
dinner. It was something e.f a shock
to him, however, when Tommy Ec-
cleston mournfully informed him that
Chief Jackson bad discouraged raffling   for   Christmas   turkeys.
* *    ���
Commissioner Crehan may enjoy n
Christmas dinner, but he will ne it lie-
allowed bis New Year's dinner. During the first days of the year be must
rush around from Municipality te>
Municipality, giving lhe final touches
to the accounts which bis men have:
been at work upon and preparing for
weeks before. As Mrs. Crehan is
known to be one of the best experts
at figures on the Pacific Coast, she,
as a rule, accompanies her husband.
* ���    *
Magistrate McArthur, though showing signs of his recent illness, continues to make good progress.
* *    t
All Superintendent Mullett's friends
aremnd the Hall will \ie pleased to sec
his picture this week. With a kind anel
jovial smile for all he makes friends
wherever he goes.
* *    *
While loieking forward with anticipation to the delights and pleasures
that Christmas will bring, let us neet
forget those homes to which Christmas will bring no cheer, where thc
shadows play and creep around. While,
we, in the exuberance of our happiness, quaff off the flowing cup, let us
not forget that there arc many of our
acquaintances who are draining the
dregs of despair. Christmas is symbolic of happiness and peace, therefore 1 wish one and all of the employees in and around the Hall���A
Happy Christmas.
Great Preparations Are Being Made
���Schools Close
Great preparations are being made
by the residents of South Vancouver
to appropriately celebrate the Christmas season. There vill be special
services in nearly all the churches on
Sunday, with the festivals lo follow
during next week.
South Vancouver is still a great
supply point for thc Christmas tree
trade, and this week a great number
of trees were cut and marketed from
this point. A large number more
will fall for home consumption before
this week is over.
The schools closed for the Christmas holidays on Friday of this week,
and there were appropriate closing
exercises in each of the different
places of learning. The Christmas
season is one of the happiest of the
year, and thc release from studies at
this  time  is particularly  welcome.
Collingwood Man's Escape
Mr. Harry Badderson of East Collingwood, had a remarkable escape
from serious injury on Wednesday of
this week. Mr. Badderson is employed by the B. C. E. R., and was on the
Chilliwack run when the car on which
he was riding left the track. He was
thrown a considerable distance, but
escaped with a scratch or two. Thc
accident occurred a couple of miles
from Westminster on the way to
Chilliwack. None of the other cars
in  the  long  train  were  derailed.
Members and  Friends  at  Banquet-
Work for  1913
On Thursday evening over a hundred members and friends of the
Ruth Morton Memorial Church sat
down to a banquet in the Sunday
School room. The men came straight
from their work to the church, where
the ladies had the table spread with
a tasty and substantial supper. After
supper a conference took place regarding the work for 1913. Reports
wcre given hy Mr. George II. Thompson, treasurer; Mr. Theodore Scott,
mission secretary - treasurer, and
speeches were made by the pastor,
the Rev. J. Willard Litch, the Rev.
W, J. Scott, of the Deacon's board,
and O. W. Benedict, chairman of the
finance   committee.
Weekly pledges for local expenses
and missions, home and foreign, fur
1913 wcre made to which there was
a generous response. Miss Muriel
Bodwell, choir leader, and Messrs.
G. H. Reid and George P. Findlay
were appointed to purchase a new
organ. A vote of thanks was passed
to the ladies and their committee,
Mrs. A. W. Peck, Mrs. O. J. Ben-
diet, Mrs. Richard Linzey, Mrs. E.
D. Westcott, Mrs. W. H. Watson,
and their  hosts of helpers.
After further conference and social
intercourse the meeting closed with
the doxeilogy, all happy and hopeful
for the coming year.
All the same, lots of men would be
more successful if they would stay nt
home and send their wives.
Round the Corner Near Woodward's
We have many useful and attractive things to help you to solve the problem of "what to buy for a Christmas present."   And our large and up-to-date stock of goods, at a price suitable for all purses, does
not tail to attract multitudes of keen buyers who know good values when they see them.   Our stock at present is completion every detail of our particular line, and below we give a few of thc many articles
Ladies' Linen Hankerchiefs, plain, with
narrow hem.    Per dozen 	
   75c, $1, $1.50 and $2
Ladies' Irish Linen Initial Handkerchiefs, any letter.  Per half doz.	
    $1.00,  $1.25  and  $1.50
Ladies'   Handsome   Embroidered   Linen
Handkerchiefs,   in   beautiful   designs.
Half dozen   $1.50 and $2
Gents' Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, plain
with neat hem.    Per dozen 	
   $1.50, $2, $2.50 and $3
Gents' Irish Linen Initial Handkerchiefs
any letter.    Per half dozen 	
  $1.00, $1.75 and $2.25
Pillow  Slips���Hemstitched  ends  or  all
round linen finish.    Per pair 	
  25c, 50c, 65c and 75c
Pillow  Slips���Handsomely  embroidered,
hemstitched ends.    Per pair $1.00
Pillow  Slips���Real  Irish linen, plain  or
embroidered ends, full size. Pair	
  $1.50, $2.50, $3 to $5
Table   Cloths���Hemstitched   all   round,
60x60, in all latest patterns.    Each....
Damask   Tablecloths���Hemstitched.   2'/2
yards long in many designs. Each	
Real Irish Linen Double Damask Table
Cloths���Size 2, 2y2 and 3 yards long
    $2, $2.50, and $3
Real  Irish Linen Table Cloths���Size 2x
2Vi yards, with half dozen napkins to
match.    Per set.. $4.50, $5.00 and $6.00
These come in the very latest designs.
Lace Jabots, in all the different up-to-
date   styles,   with   or  without   collars
and neatly finished.    Each  	
  45c, 50c, 75c and $1.00
Table Damask���Pure Irish linen, 72 inches wide, in many patterns.    Yard
  60c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50
Lace Collars���Dutch style, or coat collars in any style or width; all neat
and good fitting, in cream and white.
Each   50c, 75c, $1 and $1.50
Nottingham Lace Curtains direct from
the loom. Our stock of Curtains at the
present is very large. We wish to make
a speedy clearance, therefore the low
price. Yo,u cannot equal these at double
the price wc are offering them at for
this week only.
200 pair of Curtains, in white only,
$1.50 value, for pair $0.75
150 pairs, in white only; $2.00 value.
 pair   1.00
200 pair, beautiful designs; values
$3.00, for        1.50
100 pairs of extra special, 3V% yards
long, very wide; these come in
white and ecru.   Reg. $4. On sale   2.50
Sheets���Irish linen, finished single or
double bed size, and the best value
ever offered at the money. Per pair,
   $1.25, $1.50, $2.00 ami $2.50
Sheets���Hemstitched, in double bed size
fine quality and a very suitable present.    Per  pair    $2.50 and  $3
Sheeting Linen���Finished in good firm
quality, 72 and 90 inches wide. Yard
    25c, 35c and 45c
Irish Linen Guest Towels���Plain, damask borders or embroidered huck. The
finest selection in the city. Per pair,
    45c,  75c, $1.00 and  $1.25
Irish Linen Towels���Full size, hemstitched and scallop ends; plain, damask borders, or in handsome pattern
all over.    Pair $1, $1.50 and $2
Irish Tea Cloths���Elaborately embroidered, 36 inches square and drawn
thread.    Each  .. $1.25, $2.00 and $3.50
Irish Linen Sideboard Scarfs���Large assortment, best quality, very suitable
present.    Each   $1.00
Sideboard Scarfs���Linen finish, plain or
drawn thread, in many patterns, Each
Irish Linen Sideboard Scarfs���Hand
embroidered,   scalloped   all   round   in
exquisite patterns.    Each 	
   $2.00 and $2.50
Irish Crochet Doylies���Linen centre,
beautifully worked. Exceptional value.  Each   35c and 50c
Ladies' Embroidered Waists���Hand embroidered front, with 2 yards of fine
linen to makeup . Only a few of
these left.    Each .. $2.50, $3 and $3.50
Silk Embroidered Cushion Covers���Irish linen, hemstitched or frilled, handsome present.    Each      $1.00
Irish Linen Tray Cloths���Drawn thread
centre,  pretty patterns.    Each   ..   25c
Gent's Irish Shirts���All sizes, in self-
colors or neat stripes; beautifully finished.    Each 85c, $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50
Irish Linen Sideboard Scarfs, silk embroidered in best quality; fine value.
Each       $1.25
Real Hand Made Irish Crochet Collars, Jabot*, Piece
Lace, or Insertion, all al special reduced prices
Linen   Embroidered  Bedspreads,   Sheet*,   Eiderdown
Comforter* and All Wool Irish Blanket* at special rates


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