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Array ^puw CHINOOK
Vol. 11, No. 18.
Price 5 cents
Dominion Government's Ambitious Post Office Policy
Great Boon to South Vancouver's 40,000 Residents
Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P.,
Announces Plan to Give the
Municipality Two Deliveries
Daily���District to be Divided into
Zones, in Each of Which Will
Be Erected Substantial Post
Office Buildings���More Fruits of
Efforts South Vancouver's
Board of Trade
That the present Federal Government is keenly alive to the needs of
Seeuth Vancouver may be further
teen in the fact that a big central
postal Station is to be erected in the
municipality just as soon as a site
can be secured and skilled hands can
draft up a plan  for the building.
At the corner of Fifteen avenue
and Main street, preparations are aire: dy under way for the building of
a large beautiful public building for
the Postal Department, and on this
structure alone $100,000 will be spent.
Jusl where the new station will be
located In South Vancouver has not
yet   been   announced.     Mr.   Stevens,
M.P., stated to the "Chit* k" Wednesday, however, that the Government had set aside some $20,000 feir
a site, and as soon as the most desirable location feer the building was
decided upon  work  would  go  right
"I would neet sav." said Mr. Stevens.
"that the new building the government will erect in South Vancouver
will he as costly an edifice as the one
at fifteenth avenue. It will, however,
be a goe.d substantial structure, and
will be the lirst of several peisl offices tn be opened in South Vancouver.
"Our plan is," he continued, "to
give Seeuth Vancouver the best mail
service possible-. In order to do this,
it is considered impracticable t'i build
une great big structure in the centre
nf the  municipality.    South  Vancou-
���   i-  too  large  in  area  t'i permit  of
"The department will divide the
tlistrict ititie various zones, each one
ie. be served by D postal station uneler the jurisdiction eif (he main office ill the city. This will allow a
mail delivery twice daily to all parts
of  the  district.
"It is likely that one office will be
opened at Collingwood, another at
Cedar Ceittage and so on throughout
the district."
Though Mr. Stevens was too good
a politician tei make any statement
on the matter, it is not unlikely that
the first postal station will bc built
on Main street or F'raser avenue,
seiniewhere in the neighborhood of
Forty-third avenue, this being a central location for the heavy population on this side of the municipality.
It is estimated that the first post
office building will run into a cost
eif nearly $100,000. As to this, of
course, nothing can be feettnd out of
a  reliable  nature.
If it is thc plan e>f the government^
as Mr. Stevens said, tei distribute postal stations throughout the municipality under the administration of
the Vancouver postmaster, then it is
likely that within the next few years
on this work alone, the Dominion
government will spend at least one
half million dollars in the municipality, which is, to say the least, encouraging information.
During the past few months, large-
(Continued on  Page 2)
Edward Gold's Hat is in
the Ring
When the doors c. the South Vancouver council chamber had closed, Wednesday, on Mr. Edward Gold and Mr. Steers, of the legal firm of
Harper & McCrossan, one of the members of the
council, which was in session, seemed to awake
and he said.
"The devil and his lawyers have visited us."
Mr. Gold has merely been following his hand
in a game opened with the South Vancouver fathers some weeks ago. On Wednesday, it was
his deal again. He dealt out writs to each councillor and the reeve, restraining them as individuals from further negotiating with the Dominion
Creosoting Company along the basis at present
under consideration for the paving of Main and
Fraser Streets with creosoted wood blocks.
Mr. Gold is going ahead with his injunction recently granted by Judge Morrison and lateiy set
aside by Justice Hunter. Monday, it is understood, councillors, reeve, municipal officials and
directors of the Dominion Creosoting Company
will be hailed into court to tell what they know
regarding the proposed contract.
That he is prepared to spend a fortune, if necessary, in his present crusade to right alleged municipal wrongs, is Mr. Gold's declaration.
Brave Programme
Will End Up Year
Industrial Sites, Municipally Owned
Gas Plant and Electric Light and
Power Plant���And Probably no
More Paving for South Vancouver
This Year
Arm   of   the
Kingsway;, From Vancouver to New Westminster Line, Will be Marvellous Boulevard
Reeve D. C. MacGregor told the
"Chinook" this week that the grand
opening of the Burnaby section of
the new Kingsway is practically out
eif the hands of the paving contractors, and that llurnaby and South
Vancouver would combine in some
seirt of celebration to mark the opening of the famous highway.
^Vork   on   paving     operations     on
South Vancouver's section is nearing
a finish, and it is Mr. MacGregor's
plan that the two municipalities
sheiuld mark the date of the opening
of the new, splendid highway with
appreepriate   ceremonies.
South Vancouver's section of
Kingsway promises to be about the
best paved thoroughfare in "America
when    completed.      The    Bitulithic
company have striven to produce in
the paving of Kingsway an example
of the work it is possible for them
to turn out, and time and money have
not been spared by them in their effort to give South Vancouver tlu
best type of street pavement possible
to  produce.
ihe work of the  contractors hand
ling the llurnaby end of the highway
is also said to be of a fairly high order.
immediate   purchas
sites   ah .ng  the'   North
Fraser  River.
Introduction of a municipal electric
light  anel power pi
intn eliutie.n i i a municipal gas
Reeve Kerr s tys he w ill pt ��� -
three projects tn an issue. Petitions
are already being circulated through-
��� lie municipality and bylaws will
he- submitted to raise a million dollars t i Unam i these ambitious undertakings.
South Vancom i r nc< ds municipal
ele.-trie light and power and gas
plants and cheap sites, Reeve Kerr
s.i.. -. and he w ill go after thc same
in in. half-hearted manner, he claims.
This will in, doubt mean laying
aside the Main an.l Fraser Street paving  plans,  ii   j.  said.
I he |>n sent council has rcccivd
ii- report .en the e i- question from
it- i ngineers, Mi ssrs. Coates i\: Han-
cox, anil declare definitely that a gas
franchise in Seeuth Vancouver ��ill be
granted to it" private corporation,
100 Volunteers Wanted
Mr. Charles Hill. 46th avenue anel
Fraser street, is making a systematic
canvass of the municipality to secure
names tn a petition tei be presented
asking fe.r the putting of bylaws tei
buy municipal electric light and power
and gas plants ami industrial sites.
Mr. Hill askes for volunteers to assist him in circulating these petitions.
Alleged irregularities ill the Assessor's Department caused the Council
to accept the resignation of Mr. S.
II. West. Wednesday.
South   Vancouver   Liquor   Licence
Board turned down all applicants for
I shop licences at the meeting Wedncs-
I day    night.     The   hall    was   jammed
with temperance people wlm applaud-
1 eel ihe decision,
Mr. Jam?s McGeer, South Vancouver
Pioneer, Passes Unto His Fathers
For Twenty Years Waa Conspicuous Figure in the History of the
Province   Was Born in Ireland and His Hat was Always
in the Ring
In the death ol Mr James McGeer,
Monday morning, one ol the interesting characters of Greater Vancou.
ver passed awaj Mr. McGeer had
been identified with every phase ol
the city's development during the
past twenty years or more. One
time he had a big farm on the brow
of the bill at Mount Pleasant and his
cattle grazed on the site now OCCU-
��� pied by the Lee Buildings at the
corner "f  Broadway and Main,    lie
StOOd    OVCT    SIX    feet.    aUll    W.'lS    lltlilt    ill
proportion, was an intensely energetic man, absolutely at all times,
"agin the govermint," always willing
to   throw  his   hat   in   thc   ring   when
an election came abeiut, had the typical Celtic wit, and all hands liked
the faun ms Jim  McGeer.
Ile was a heavy property owner
in South Vancouver, and at the last
municipal elections, was nominated
feer reeve of the 'municipality, but
didn't run. Mr. McGeer leaves a
wife and large family, one of his suns
being Mr. Gerald G. McGeer, of the
law firm of Harris, Bull and Han-
Following is an article which appeared in a Vancuuver daily on the
passing  of  the well known  pioneer :
Death has claimed one of the old-
timers   ol   the   Terminal   city   in   the
manner of the late Jim McGeer.
Jim McGeer could not have been
an Irishman unless he was for ever
spoiling feer a scrap, not in the literal
sense, but in the municipal and peili-
tical arena. His presence in a forensic encounter invariably had the effect eif adding a spice to the fray and
imparting a stimulus, that otherwise
weiuld have been wanting. Feir he
believed that, given the time and the
inclination, not to mention the ability, if a contest were worth waging,
it should be carried on in a manner
that would cause one's opponent to
sit up and take notice. And in this
respect lie rarely if ever failed to
achieve the object he had in view.
When  but   13 years of age  he  lefl
j his   birthplace   at   Duulavin     In     the
I County   WlcklOw,   Ireland,     and     for
j the   next   four   years   was   connected
i with the same journal with which that
brilliant  Irishman.    T.   P.  O'Connor,
was  assoeialed.     It   was    about     the
year  1888  that  he  first  saw  Canaela,
a   country   which  was   then   looming
| large in the public eye.    Coming out
individual to "have the law" on him.
And particularly did it afford him the
greatest satisfaction if his opponent
happened to be a municipal corporation. His legal battles with the South
Vancouver council and magistrates,
as a rule resulted in his defeat, but
in those bouts, he invariably gave a
Roland for an Oliver, and accounted
himself the moral victor. Such was
his indomitable spirit.
Ilis combative tendencies letl liim
t.i aspire tee a seat in the provincial
legislature, and some fifteen or sixteen years ago, he had his hat in the
ring, and threw himself into the light
with tbat Impetuosity characteristic
of the man. But his efforts were
oomed to failure. In later years he
spoused the cause of one, who like
tiniself, bail leanings iu that direction.
Mr. Sam Grier, but here again his advocacy eel the merits of a brother
politician bad not the reward that
he  sought.
But in the realms of literature, he
hail meere eer less success. His graduate   course   under   "Tay   Pay"   gave
Stevens Gives Optimistic Message
to People of South Vancouver
In Address Before Large Gathering at Conservative Headquarters
at Cedar Cottage, Federal Member Talks on Harbor
Farming in B. C.���A ranch at Chilliwack
Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P., told the
Conservatives of Cedar Cottage at a
neeling held this week, that the eyes
of the world were turned towards llle
Peninsula upon which is builded the
city of Greater Vancouver.
Thai money would be spent by the
Federal Government unsparingly upon the development of the N'orth
Fraser Harbor, Mr. Stevens declared
he was absolutely sure of. In pointing out the advantage to thc future
city of a freshwater harbor, the member went fully into the details eef harbor improvement.
Ile reiterated his statements relative to the improvement cf the North
Arm of the Fraser river, stated that
me ire money would be expended
when tbe first appropriation of $200,-
000 was exhausted, again outlined
the construction of the jetty and
dredging, and took up the harbor developments  e.n   Burrard   Inlet.
He said that many shipments of
machinery which might have been
routed through Vancouver hail been
sent down to Seattle solely because
Vancouver had no loading appliances,
such as heavy cranes, which wen
needed to handle bulky and weighty
packages. The proposed dockagf
facilities for the Xorth Arm and new
government dock at Salsbury Drive,
8(X) feet biug by Ml feet wide, would
seelve  the  problem.
The Salsbury Drive dock would be
equipped with strong cranes, powerful enough to handle any class of
frieght that might be shipped through
this port. He repealed his statements
relative to the disposal of the Kitsilano, Capilano, Seymour, and Mission
reserves and said that these reserves
should be included in the Burrard
harbor schemes, and in this, Mr.
Stevens i.s diametrically opposed to
the Bowser policy. His explanation
"f eether clauses in the harbeir bill,
previously reported, interested the
Smith Vancouver Conservatives. He
said that lie hoped that lhe North
Fraser Harbor board would have c<>m-
pleted its eirganizatie.il and prepared
plans for the development of the port
facilities, including docks and improvements of a general character before  the  end  nf tile  year.
Mr. ft. C. Hodgson, President nf
the South Vancouver Conservative
Association, occupied the chair. There
was a large ami enthusiastic gathering,   anil   the   man   wlm   'eriii.   (..   be
so ably representing the constituency
al i Ittawa was given a hearty vote nf
Religious Prejudice Causes Trouble
in Cedar Cottage Political Club
Mr. Madill, however, who has " fought Rome " for Thirty Years,
Regains Place of Vice-President'
That   the   trouble   arising   over   the
election of Rev. J. C. Madill to a posi-
tion in the Conservative Association
at Cedar Cottage was ..ased upon religious prejudice is the claim nf a
man who addresses the following letter to the editor of the "Morning
Sun," signing the name, "!���'.   laylnr":
Editor of the "Sun,"���Sir, 1 rtotlced
your report the other day about the
Cedar Cottage Conservatives having
a  fracas  among themselves.
Being a resident of this place, kindly allow me to give you the real cause
of the trouble, which is common gossip around the neighborhood. It is
nothing'less than the Orangemen,
Every one knows that the Rev. J
C. Madill poses as a redbot Orangeman and be has said some very un-
gentlemanly things about my church
(Catholic)   and yet  he  has  been  do-
ing   his   utmost   t.i   have   the   Cedar
Cottage postmaster tired, who is also
.an Orangeman.
X.ew, Mr. Kdit.ir. how do I know
this:- Well, Mr. Madill had one of
my own fellow-Catholics backing him
up in the Conservative association,
\\ by dues this reverend Orangeman accept help from a Catholic and
why dues he try to have tin Orangeman  fired?
I will look forward with interest
to  his  replies, if  he can  form any.
Mr. Madill has been elected vice-
president of the association in spite
of the developments at the meeting a
couple eif weeks ago. At a meeting
Monday night, be appeared with a
bodyguard nf henchmen, who prompt-
passed a resolution placing him in
the   much   sought   afler   place.
(J. S. Lyle, prop.)
Dyeing and Cleaning
Garments called for on receipt
of Post Card
Satisfaction   Guaranteed
Charges Moderate
person of Mr. James McGeer���better
known as "Jim" McGeer, one of the
band of men who have helped towards the upbuilding of this city, and
who has left a trail behind him,
which it would be to the advantage
eef not a few te> tread. Jim McGeer's
demise leaves a vacancy that none
ean fill. In his own peculiar way, he
had a personality that be envied, a
faculty for making friends even
among those who held political and
religious views diametrically opposed
to his own. Such was the character
nf the man, and hc attracted everyone, a trait of the impulsive Celtic
race nf which he was a worthy re-
I presentative.
It was this temperament nf his that
��� was the means of landing him into
many an awkward position, tind at the
same time, that extricated him from
trouble, out of which there appeared
to be no avenue of escape. The soul
of good nature, but withal, possessed
eef a vitriolic tongue, mit tn mention
a facile pen but caustic wit. he gave
nf his besl in whatever company he
found himself. No Irishman on the
Pacific slope has filled sn many roles,
and nn one has filled them after the
Can  supply  your  needs  at  right
(Right at  Station)
as far as Winnipeg, he joined the peilice force of that city, a fnrce which
consisted of twenty-five men.
lie used In relate with the keenest
enjoyment escapades in which he had
taken an active part, and nunc more
-". than his holdiiig-up of a brother
officer and relieving him of $12 and
his badge and gun. The victim was
a law i ne' at the game, and it was
imt until some time later that the
joke was revealed in all its naked
It was then that the West was offering those opportunities that lured
men thousands of miles across the
seven seas and he was one of the
lirsl. tn arrive. Hin initial efforts inwards which he had dreamed, were
tint so successful as he had Imped.
But time worked wonders. A dairy
proved a source nf revenue, and from
this, he passed nn to dealing in real
estate, whieh in the course of years
left him independent and leisure to
pursue bis hobbles.
Not the least nf these was litigation. If there was one thing that Jim
McGeer revelled in. it was to "have
the law"���phrase nut unknown tn
him���on   some   person,   eer   for   some
him that taste fnr the work that in
after years brought him into such
eh se contact with members of the
fraternity. Poetry vvas his strong
point and thereby bangs a tale.
Prior to paying a visit to the land
of his nativity, he had composed a
poem on the coronation, It so happened that em the same steamer, the
Virginian, was Prof Gibb, under
whose notice this ode had been
brought and who had several copies
of it printed. To his great surprise.
Mr. McGeer discovered that it was
his own composition be had purchased a copy nf, and on the fact becoming
known that the author was on board
the vessel, his signature helped tn
swell lhe fund for the Sailors' orphanage.
No greater compliment can bc paid
to him than to state tbat he was quite
a character, one nf the men wlm are
becoming smaller in numbers, the
rough diamonds nf the West, whose
intrinsic worth cannot be valued, and
of whose integrity there can be no
question. By his death Vancouver
is the poorer today. Peace to his
Dominion   Government's  Ambitious
(Continued from Pagi 1)
ly Ihrough thc efforts of the Board
of Trade of South Vancouver, with
the co-operation of Mr. Stevens, the
municipality's postal facilities have
been vastly improved. One year ago
there was no mail delivery whatsoever in South Vancouver. Now, in
the more thickly settled districts,
there are two deliveries daily. One
year ago, in fact, South Vancouver
was regarded hy the Postal Department in much the same light as it is
at present regarded in other quarters���as a country municipality where
the residents could go three or four
miles to the post office every day or
do   without  their   mail.
It   might  be    remarked     that     the
building of a $100,000 building at the
corner of Fifteenth Avenue and Main
street is another good stimulus to
that thoroughfare, residents upon
which firmly believe, is bound to become the biggest street in the biggest  city in Canada.
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
26th Avenue and Sophia street, one
Iihiik from Main street. Rev. Geo. D.
Ireland, pastor. Services at 11 a.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30
p.m. The following music will bc
rendered next Sunday, September 14:
Miss Currie livening���Anthem, "Incline Thine Ear," llimmel; bass solo,
Mr. Halifax; tenor Solo, "King Ever
Glorious," from Sir John Stainer's
nrateirin "The Crucifixion," Mr. M.
A.   Irvin.    M. A.   Irvin, choirmaster.
From $1.50 up, that are sold the
World over
Your films developed and printed
by  Expert  Photographer.
Our specialty, the  Dispensing of
Collingwood East
The "Chinook" is tint much more
than a year old���and is having some
of the troubles incident to existence
���tmubles whieh it will get over. An
action for libel (if it conies to an
action) will nut kill a vigorous young
spark like thc "Chinook"���on thc
contrary, it may give the paper the
chance to show it is "game" and can
put up a fight over what it thinks is
right. On the merits of the case (if
it ever is a "case"). "Colin H. Clarke
vs the 'Chinook'." I do not propose
to say anything���but the fact that the
"Chinook" has received its baptism
of threats of an action feir libel does
tempt an old journalist, like myself,
to venture a few words on what
should be the attitude of the press
towards public questions. I maintain���always have maintained, the attitude should he one of fearless independence. It is fifty years ago since
I received my first half guinea for a
newspaper article. For half a century my pen has been constantly busy
���but I may safely say I never felt
so cabbined and confined, so hampered, restricted and tied hand and
foot as I have been since I came to
this "land of liberty," Canada. Why
are the men here so thin skinned?
Are they super-sensitive? Or are they
so vulnerable to attack that at the
first breath of criticism they must
"put up a bluff?"
The "Chinook" must not libel���I
sincerely hope it never has, and never
will utter a libel, but I  hope it has
got "sand" enough to "stand pat" to
what it thinks is for the public interest and will not let a lawyer's letter
���even a Napoleonic lawyer's letter,
frighten it from what it considers a
sound position. Tbe "Chinook,"
young as it is, may be able to show
an example to some of the colorless,
spineless, nerveless so-called newspapers that seem afraid to utter ;
piece of honest criticism���or to ex
press an independent opinion. The
first newspaper for which I ever pen-
ned a line had for its motto "Be Just
and Fear Not." The first Editor I
ever served was a grand souled outspoken Scot, with the rugged honesty
and bluntness of a Carlyle. For fifty-
years I have wielded a critical, and I
hope fearless and independent pen,
and though I have written thousands
of articles attacking vigorously, men,
methods, manners and institutions. I
never cost my employers a cent for
law costs, because I obeyed my first
Editor's instructions, "Be sure of
your facts, be honest in your motive,
then go ahead!" I learned much of
my profession from Dr. Blake Odgers
���the greatest authority on newspaper
libel���but I will venture to tell the
"Chinook" there is no need to learn
the tortuous methods of lawyers to
keep "safe" in honest comments and
criticism. A judge or a jury can generally differentiate between that
is written to gratify some petty malice or serve some sinister purpose.
A newspaper is, or should be, a bea-
__n, "to light, to lead, to warn" and
though some super-sensitive, thin-
skinned, self-satisfied creatures may
wriggle when touched with the point
of criticism���yet the public���the
paper should serve��� will know���and
judge aright. Don't worry "Chinook"
���"you cannot make omellettes without breaking eggs"and when you find
"a wron^ un"���don't hesitate to say
so. It is���as Shakespeare indicates
"the galled jade" that winces. The
man who knows himself to bc "all
right" I have found���during a press
experience of fifty years, is not the
man who is super-sensitive to the
sort of criticism in which lhe "Chinook" will indulge. What's the matter
with the "Chinook?" You are all
right���that's a cinch.
A New Millinery Shop
The B. C. Millinery Shop, at 3539
Commercial street, Cedar Cottage
(one minute's walk from B. C. Electric Station), has opened a branch
store at 382 Joyce street, East Collingwood, five doors from B. C. Electric  Station.
The aim of this company is to sell
hats cheaper than they can be purchased in Vancouver. They carry a
splendid line of the hats ranging in
prices from $1.50 to $25. Look up
their advertisement and see what they
Mme. Yulisse, who will be heard at Mountain View Church next Tuesday
Ratepayers favorable to the paving
of Main street criticize the council
for not having the paving contract
ready to sign when the Gold injunction was first quashed.
He  who serves  well  need not be
ashamed to ask for his wages.
At Mountain View Methodist
Church. Tuesday eveng. next, a great
treat is in store for music bivers in
the concert given for the Ladies' Aiel
by Mme. Yulisse and the Mt. 7'1ra��-
ant Choir, assisted by Miss I.awsoti.
violinist, Mrs. Cutler, reader, Messrs
Sparling, tenor, and Phillips, baritone. The chorus has about 60 \
After years of study with the world's
greatest teachers, including two years
with Mme. Marchesi of Paris, Mme
sang with great success in the great
balls of London and other cities. She
sang in London in such eminent company as Sir Henry Wood's orchestra
and under the Royal patronage. She
-.ing in New York as the soloist with
the famous Godfrey's Band. In Some
of her bird songs she takes easily
high notes that no other singer ha3
ever attempted on the stage. At the
request of the committee she will
sing some of these selections at this
concert. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1913
We do all kinds of Transfer.     Special attention paid to
A special car is run to Capilano on Sunday,   starting   from    Garage,
1 p.m., Return at 5 p.m.���Fare $1.75 return. We pay Ferry charges
Fraser Street Garage & Motor Transfer
6184 FRASER STREET (Opposite 48th Avenue)
All  Communications should be Addressed to "The Labor Editor"
The labor situation  in  Vancouver
and the adjacent municipalities is still
in an extremely unsatisfactory erudition. Tbe summer appears to be
fast disappearing, without any Construction we,rk eif any magnitude having been undertaken. This has been
eene of the worst periods experienced
on the coast for a bmg number of
years ami the "monetary stringency"
is not likely to be forgotten by a
great number of working men for a
long time tei come. That this will be
a hard winter feer lots of workers.
who have looked to the cities and
municipalities providing work for
them in the summer, goes without
saying, and now that the financial
situation seems to be in the way of
���asing up it i.s Imped that the various
��!t|    There is the "brother," toe,, whose
I smugness   and   imirkiness   leads   him
; to imagine  that  he  is  socially  superior  to   his   fellows  anel   his   surrounding-.     Here  personal  pride  vies with
��� igne,minie,us   ignorance.     He   sebloni
e>r never attends a  meeting, but SS  a
tj  captious critic e,r censor ol union af-
j fairs   lie   is   quite   capable   of   helping
ally  backward   movement.     He   does
manner always should be welcome
and in order. Questions based on
knowledge and experience are absolutely necessary lejr advancement.
Above all. snine method should be
adopted  whereby more  members will
attend the meetings.   It would be a
great source of strength lo tbe anion.
���    *    *
I   T   U.   President  Lynch  has re-
"Snow is Coming"���Buy Your
At summer prices, 3 Loads for $9
4905 Ontario Str-eet Cor. Bodwell (34th Avenue)
Phone:   Fraser 41
public bodies will de. their utmost to views and tendencies no doubt were
try and push forward the work they socialistic, but bis sentiments were
have outlined, th
*    *    * ! reason, and his fellows were in  sym
pathy with Iiis generous impulses. On
thc other hand, radicalism, used in
iis worst and destructive sense, as
typical e,f the Industrial Workers of
the World, means the ultimate anni-
hilatinn and complete ruin of thc usefulness of the union, followed by the
deterioration of prevailing working
conditions that temk so many years
of hard work tei accomplish, and
which will still require years to fur-
er improve.
The strike situation on the Island
Still remains unsettled. The latest
eme to be imprisoned is George Pet-
tigrew. the International Board member eef the U. M. \V. A., on a charge
of intimidation. The newest dope
served up by certain scribes on the
employers behalf states that the
strike has been engineered and financed by the coal operati rs eef the State,
of Washington, who taw a glorious
opportunity eif reaping a golden harvest. The old charge of refusing tn
allejw "foreign agitators" to run the
mines has been quietly dropped ami
this new phase is being "written up"
with all the picturesqueness nf imagination lhat the poor scribes can conjure Up in their fertile brains. They
have   attempted   tn   shon   how   elisa--
trnus  it will be if the big coal inter- : "" '	
ests   .en   the   Island   decide  to   close      Weel freens. I guess yae'll be dev-
down'the pits permanently ami even   elopin' yaer web feet again efter the
j hint that such a thing is even now on ! deluge we had last week.    It wi- pret-
the  tapis.     In  the  same  brealh  they Uy  harel  lines  on   the  exibishun   folk.
| tell of the tremendous   amount    oflfhey hinna had it a' plain sailin' this
There are three  classes that go
make up a union, namely: (li  Kad-1 not realize that his ilkis a heavy drag I commended  that  all conventions  be
icals, erstwhile noxious "square" I on any progressive body because un- held at some central point, and makes
men whe. always attend in full force I consciously liny are aiding and abet-j the novel suggestion alse, that the de-
and   monopolize   the   time;   12)   the   ting  that  other brand  'ef di-ciple--  nf   legates     be     elected     automatically,
rule or ruin. j namely that the secretary of each lo-
Kegarding  the- backward  and  tran- I cal   union   with   less   than   WO   mem-
quil member, he is silent and seldom Ibers  serve   as  delegate  while  bedding
-peak-   because   he     is    always     fori the  lejcal   office,  and  that  the   presi
peace.    He may or may neet have had
plenty of experience, but he is honest
anel reliable.    He is cautious how he
votes   because   on   him   entirely     depends   the   stability   of     tbe     union,
though he i- not always with the majority.    Hc realizes that the union is
bis   most   important   society;   tbat   it
is   a   bread-and-butter     organization.
There   is   nothing   that   concerns   him
more  than  the  wages and conditions
under which  hc  works���for on  them
entirely depend his creature comforts,   passed  resolutions
suit of intelligence, directed by j his health and happiness.    As a general thing he gets to the regular meet-
iiiK- and understands the policies that
are   being  carried   out.    Whether  he
i.s satisfied or not. he knows what is
being  talked   about,   for   he  has   the
facts and figures at first hand.
The   success  and   progress  of  any
lalmr  union   depends  almost  entirely
tipeeti   the  harmony  and  goodfellow.
ship   displayed   by   its   members.     If
they are a contentious lot the chances
are   for   an     impotent    organization.
Criticism  of facts  in    an    intelligent
hypercriticals imbued with a sense oi
locial superiority over iheir fellows,
lhe regular stay-away-; (3) the tran-
i|uils. .er the easygoing silent attendants who stir up controversies and
pi rsonalities.
There is a growing restlessness and
harsh discordant undercurrent prevalent in the ramifications of labeer beeel-
ies���and the larger the membership
the more acute it is���which benles no
The labor movement owes a great
ileal tei the old-fashioned radical
traeles unionist  for his services.    His
dent of the uniem act as a second
delegate where the local is entitled
to f o. Lynch insists that under this
plan a strictly business convention
would bc assured, and tbat it woulil
stimulate greater activity in local
unions on the part of members to
aspire tu office and honors. Sounds
like a good,  practical  idea.
*        ���       *
Vancouver Building Trades Council, at last meeting, unanimously
f protest against
the calling out nf militia on Vancouver Island. Another resolution opposing the admittance
f militiamen
to any of its affiliated unions was unanimously concurred in, and steps
will be taken to give tlie edict force
and  effect.
The council is making steady progress under adverse conditions, but
the outlook fe>r a strong organization is daily improving. Business
Agent Wilkinson of the central labor
body is doing effective work on a
number  of  civic  and  other  jobs.
The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy thinks he sees a strikin' resemblance atween Sooth Vancoover
an' Ireland
Take the fullest enjoyment out of
the summer season, by patronizing
our soda fountain.
Peoples Drug Stores
4122  Main  Street
(Near Comer 25th Ave.)
Branch:   Fraser  Street,  Near
Ferris Road
capital sunk in the. pits in the nature
.ef machinery, etc.. amounting tei millions of dollars, and then ask their
readers to believe the operators are
going to scrap it al! just m appease
their thirst  for revenge,    Tins.' writ-
year what wi' the money scarcity an'
ither things an' tac be dished up weather like what they gut last week���
weel it wis next d.ieer tae scandalous,
I went oot "ii Seturday efternune my-
el, it wis tbe only genuine fair day in
ers must have spent their early youth  the week, an' I enjoyed the novelty
South Hill P.O. Box 10S
Leaves Ferry Wharf Daily at 9.30
a.m. for Indian River and Way
Sunday at 10.33 a.m.
NORTH    ARM    S.S.    CO.,    LTD.
in Timbuctnii, nr some other uncivi
lized and uncapitalized country to delude themselves into tin1 idea that
capital has any idea of killing the
goose that lays the golden eggs. A
vital factor which they never touch
on, or which in their hurry they have
forgotten, is that the i-oal seams
cannot  bc  transplanted  to  any  more
] favorable   situation     where     perhaps
they could  get more decile  workers
I than   the   miners   on   Vancouver   Island.
Wherever capital is employed there
will be found the organized workers
and it i.s this phase of "International-
Ism" that the workers are beginning
to more truly realize.
A meeting of unemployed workers
was held last Sunday at Fraser avenue school. Resolutions were passed
calling upon the municipality to proceed with the work of installing public utilities in the shape of a municipal electric plant, etc.
il,    *    *
One can scarcely pick up a labor
paper nowadays without it contains
something regarding the attendance
of members at union meetings. Complaint is generally made lhat the absentees are increasing iu numbers,
and that the many prevailing evils,
now so rife, of which some members
complain about, would be eliminated
were a full attendance the general
rule  rather  than   the  exception.
Phon�� : Fraier 34 ��� 461b An. and Fr.i.f
Warning to Housewives
DON'T start your fire with parafine or kerosene.
DON'T treasure up old rags, paper or rubbish of any sort under stairways, in attics or basements, or anywhere in your home.
DON'T put ashes in a wooden box or barrel, or close to walls or
DON'T neglect to overhaul your stove pipes once a month; see that
your chimneys are swept at least twice a year.
DON'T use gasoline for cleaning purposes in the house. It is more
dangerous than powder; powder will remain where you leave it,
gasoline vapor is shifted by air currents to all parts of the house,
and being heavier than air, lodges in out of the way corners,
making trouble when you least expect it.
DON'T place your stoves or pipes within twelve (12) inches of any
wood or partition.
DON'T forget that ninety-five per cent, of our fire losses are caused
by poor and dirty stove pipes, end the placing of stoves, pipes
and furnaces too close to wood work.
DON'T have matches where they can be gotten at by children; keep
them in a covered tin.
REMEMBER, an ounce of preventicn is better than a pound of cure.
tie show as weel as the weather. There
is nae use gaun intae ony details
here aboot lhe varieitts exhibits, they
have been taken care o' elsewhere,
but afore 1 leave the subject 1 must
commend wan o' "eer ain citizens nn
the graund showin' hc made in the
poultry exhibit. 1 dinna ken the fellie
personally, although I hope tae mak
bis acquaintance shortly. He won
twenty prizes a'thegither wi' his ceicks
an' hens, an' this is a1 the mare commendable wdien yae unnerstaun they
were a' bred an' reared on the back
n' a thirty-three fit lot. I'll hae mare
tae say nn that subject again.
* * si
I'm gaun tae tell yae o1 a bawr I
had wi' a fellie last week. I'm in the
habit n' purehasin' my baccy ont a
wee shop 1 pass on the road hame.
In the coeerse o' my dealins' wi' the
shopkeeper we hae been ill the habit
o' discussin' the latest phases ..' numi-
ceepal, political, an' soshial life. He's
a man weel up iu years an' he has
some very decided opeenyins on wee-
men's dress, like mysel. 1 had a
hard job convincin' him that a woman
wi' some "Schlitz" in her skirt wis a
desirable companyin em a warm day.
Hooever, I reckon a man keepin'
a store must bear some gey ipicer
opeenyins expressed an' in the coorse
o' nor periodical conversashuns he's
yince nr twice staggered me wi' the
infeirmashun he's gethered nn various
Tae  come  tae  the  pint,   though,  he
near gien nie a fit last week when he
propounded the questyin t��e: m<! "Dae
yae nn' think S'eeith Vancoover bears
a strikin' resemblance '.ae yaer native
country���-'Where the River Shannon
flows.' " 1 came back frae the counter
an' feer a while I could hardly speak
in my, amazement at him haen the
audacity tae tak me for an Irishman.
I've naethin' agin the Irish folk���some
o' them are better than the Scotch
an' some are worse���but jist as a guid
Irishman wud resent bein' ca'd Scutch
sn did 1 feel e.wre my nashunality
bein' challenged.
I askit him hoo in the name o' conscience he ever took me for bein' an
Irishman, an' his answer wis even
mare amusin' than his tirst questyin.
"Weel," he says, "I dina ken hoo
I thocht yae were an Irishman, except that every time yae come in here
it's for thc purpose o' buyin' a plug
o' Shamrock taebaccy, an' I wance or
twice heard yae liummin' owre 'The
Pretty  Spot  ill   Ireland.'"
I pitched intae him richt away.
Says I. "Look here, man, e.n that line
o' reasonin', if a bally Englishman
e.r a half-baked Yank nr Canuck buys
a bottle ee* Scotch whuskey yae wud
ca' them Scotsmen. Man," I continues, "the only place they can mak
richt whuskey is in Scotland, an' if
yaer gaun tae baund oot naturaliza-
sluin papers wi' every bottle e> whuskey���weel. I'll sell my kilt an' jine
the prohibishunists." I wis angry at
him. an' 1 wis em the pint o' walkin'
oot the shop, but he hollers nie back
an' haunds me a ceegar.
"I'm sorry for gien yae offense,"
he says, "but that wis the only reason
I had for takin' yae tae be an Irishman, 'an' I see now there wis nae
foundashun in fact. Hooever, jokin'
aside," he continues, "dae yae no'
think there's something o' a resemblance atween the little green isle an'
^ithe municeepality." I telt him I had
'never thocht on it afore, but efter I
I had left him 1 began tae ponder owre
I the subject.
The mare I came tae think o' it
the mare it dawned on me that that
fellie wdsna sae faur wrang in his
Ireland'- been mare or less a thorn
in the flesh o' the auld country poli-
teeshuns, ji-t as Sn'eth Vancoover has
been���an' is likely tae be���wi' the
B.C. government here. Then again
they hae their leagues in Ireland, the'
protestant league, tin- nationist league, the land league (the maist famous o' them a' baith in Ireland an'
Sooth Vancouver). Here we hae the
citizens'   league,  the  citizens'   reform
league, the enters' league, the industrial an' development league, the temperance league, etc., etc., an' they've
a' gut their several aims an' objects
tae staund for, if they hinna got ony
aixes tae grind.
It wis a fanieeits statesman that
wance said the best w^ey tae settle
the Irish questyin wis tae ca' a monster meetin' o' the prominent men in
the opposin' camps an' gie them a
speech on home rule an' then let them
go tn it. There wud be nae flnoers
required. Weel, on the same lines,
if yae mustered a meetin' o' the various leagues, put on a speaker tae
i(Ik annexashun or incorporashun.
gie them the Gold lots lor a meetin'
place-, yae wiul hae tae extend the
be Hinds   n'   the   cemetery.
There's another unmistakcable likeness. Jist as Ireland had its Charles
Stuart Pamell. so has Sooth Vancoover  its  Charles  Stuart���Campbell.
Jist as Ireland is efter an independent parliament, so is Sooth Vancoover
efter independent representation in
baith the provincial an' federal hoose,
an' they winna be happy tae they get
Efter a' when yae come tae think
n' it. there's quite a wee bit resemblance, an' I hope it'll no' tak sat
long fm- Sooth Vancoover tae get
what she wants as it has taen thc
Emerald   Isle.
Yours through the heather,
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According to an eminent Liberal
authority, the origin of the Canadian
Naval Dispute came into being when
the Tories broke the agreement which
Austrailia  carried  out.
On his return from Australia, with
nothing tee show for his -ix months'
trip but a big expense account, the
linn. Gen. E. Foster triumphantly
declared. "There is nn such controversy "> Australia about tlu proper
way tee take part in Imperial Naval
defence as has taken place in Canaela."
In saying this 11.en. Mr. 1'. -lev evidently attempted to east a reflection
upon the Liberal party in Canada. As
a matter of fact he exposed the weakness   nf   the   Conservative   position.
There is naturally no partisan controversy in Australia with regard tee
Imperial defence. At the Imperial
conference eef 1909, Australia and
Canada decided em an arrangement
by which each would build certain
naval units as the beginning of their
share in Imperial defence. The Australian ministers went home, prepared
their plans, and went straight ahead
with construction. Now they have a
well defined Australian naval unit,
practically       completed. Although
there  has  been   a   change  nf  govern
ment, there has been no change of
policy. The original idea of an Australian naval unit as part of the Imperial navy has been loyally adhered
The Canadian Ministers, after the
conference e.f 14119 at which this agreement was made, returned to Canaela
anel found the Conservative leaders
had suddenly abandoned their agreement tee the idea eif a Canadian Navy.
In the face of this schism the Laurier government loyally carried out
its agreement, and passed the Naval
Bill, e.f 1910. which provided for the
construction  in  Canada  of vessels to
cost over eleven million dollars. In
the middle nf this was intruded in
the defeat of the Liberal government.
At once the Conservative party at the
behest of their Nationalist allies
abandoned the Canadian share in the
Imperial agreement of 1909 and refused t.e carry out the Naval policy to
which Canada was in honor committed.
This is tbe reason why there is no
naval controversy iu Australia. This
is why the vnltc face, of the Tories
precipitated the Naval controversy in
Canada. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1913
f$$U> THU IS AN 010 ONE BUT-
Canadian Brewing & Malting Co.
Wise  Hen
Rooster���Say, don't you know you
are  sitting  e.n  china eggs.
lien���Sure, but as heiig as 1 sit lie re
the hired man brings me my meals
ami  I  don't have- tn grub for 'em.
* *   ���
Prospective Revenge
Jorkins���"What   would  >��� <-u  do  if
you hael a  se.u like mine?"
High) "I'll     Wink     bard     t'e     git     t'e
be a  millionaire."
"What,   sn   lhat   ynu   could   indulge
his tastes?"
"No; s,, that he'd feel it when 1
disinherited him."
��� *   *
Real Prosperity
First   Thespian���"How     can     thai
man Spounter   loeek see prosperous, I
wonder?     lie   made   such   a   horrible
failure   lasi    season   that   he    hail   tee
leave the stage1."
Second Thespian���':'Why, you see,
my boy, he's running a 'School of
Acting  now."
* e|,        *
Keeping to the Point
Employer���"So you are seeking a
Clerk���"Yes,   sir."
Employer���"I'll see what I can do
feir you; but I fear I can only offer
you   a   wide   one!"
* ef       *
Breaking  it  Gently
Chatty Waiter (glancing out of the
window)���"The   rain'll   be   'ere   in   a
minute or two now, sir."
Customer���"Well,   I   didn't   order
it.    I'm waiting for a chop."
it    it    it
In the Army
"Tommy," said the careful mother,
"do I actually see yem playing with
your soldiers on the Sabbath day?"
"Oh, that's all right, ma," replied
the young hopeful; "this i.s the Salvation Army."
*    *    *
Tommy the Tempter
Tommy bad been forbidden to go
swimming, and on coming home with
mistakable signs of having been in
the water, received a severe scolding.
Tommy���"But 1 was tempted so
badly,  mother."
Mother���"That is all very well; bul
how did you come to have your bathing suit with you?"
Tommy���"Well, mother, I took my
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bathing suit with me, thinking that I
might   be   le lllpti el'"
*    *    *
As it  Often  Happens
Mr-   Jipes���"How eh. you like y.eitr
new j-'irl?"
Mr-   Gumleigh���"1  don't  seem to
-un  her at all "
Ma Can't Vote
M.i'- a  graduate nf college, and  she's
i. ml   iiieest   everything.
She  ean talk in French anel German,
-hi' can paint anil she can  sing.
Beautifull   Site's like a picture! Winn
she  talks  she   make-  ymi  think
Of the  sweetest  kind of music, ami
-hi'  doesn't   smeeke  e,r  drink.
Oh,   I   can't  begin   In  till yeeu  all  the
poems  she  can  quote;
Sin  kiinws more than half the lawyers
ihe; but ma can't  vote,
When   my   pa   is   writing   letters,   ma
tiiiist  always   linger  near
Tee assist   him   iu   his   spelling and  tee
makeJiis  meaning  clear.
If he neens advice,  lur judgment, he
admits, is always best;
Every   day   she   gives   him   pointers,
mostly at his own request,
She keeps track of legislation, and is
taxed on bonds and stocks.
Hut  she  never  gets  a look-in  at  the
sacred   ballot-box.
Ma   is  wiser  than   our  coachman,   for
he's  tint  a  graduate,
And  I doubt if lie cnuld tell yotl who
is  governing  the  state.
He   has   never   studied   grammar,  and
I'll   bet   he   doesn't  know
Whether  Caesar  lived  a  thousand  eir
two thousand years ago.
Ile  could  never   tell  US  how   to keep
the ship nf state afloat,
For  he doesn't know there's such a
thing���but ma can't vote.
Mrs   GookingS ilia's our washing, fnr
she has tn help along,
Taking   care   of   her     six     children.
though    her    hushand's  big and
When he gets a job, he only heelds it
till  he draws  Ilis pay,
Then  he  spends  his cash   ie.r  whisky.
nr   else   gambles  it  away,
I   stippnse  hts  brain's nn bigger than
the brain   eif any  gnat.
And he'd trade his ballot  for a drink
���but ma can't votel
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New Methodist Church Central Park
One block north of Moscrop street,
at thc corner of Hailey avenue and
Fir street, a Methodist Church is in
course of erection. This building is
but a temporary one and it is confidently hoped that within a short period an edifice more in keeping wilh
the needs of a growing community
will be built.
The lirst intention of the site committee of the Methodist Church Extension committee was to build on
Inman avenue, where services have
been held, through the kindness of
the school board, in the school house
by Rev. R. Stanley Bennett for tbe
past three months. Owing, however
to the strong feelings of union that
are entering more and more into the
religious thought of the day it was
considered courteous not to infringe
upon the excellent work that is being carried on by the Presbyterian
community on the Westminster road
as well as to act in a brotherly way
toward the Anglican branch uf God's
church for which Methodism entertains genuine regard. Accordingly
the above site was chosen in preference.
It is somewhat premature to comment upon the small beginnings of
this new work but the faithfulness eel
some of its workers has given the
cause a promising start. The le el-
lowing are the officers in the Sunday
school : Superintendent, M. I. G.
Robinson; secretary (pro tern), the
Pastor; teachers, Mrs. George C,
Smith, Mrs. J. C. Kelley and Mr. W.
Price; cradle roll department. Mrs. I).
P. Haughn.
A Ladies' Aid has been organized,
Mrs. Hewie and Mrs. Taylor eif the
Collingwood Bast Methodist Church
kindly acting as advisors Officer!
for the coming year are : Hon. Pres.,
Rev. R. S. Bennett; president. Mrs
E. Ci. Musto; vice-president, Mrs. 1).
P. Haughn; general secretary,, Mrs.
J. Sinclair; recording secretary, Miss
Nellie Morrison; treasurer. Mrs.
George C. Smith. The society is to
meet at the church the first Thursday
in each month at 2.30 p.m. Its tirst
acquisition  is  an  organ.
Colony Farm Stock at Provincial
N'ew Westminster, B.C., Sept. 12.���
A feature of the provincial exhibition
which will be held in N'ew Westminster from September 3(J to October 4,
inclusive, will be the exhibit of stock
from the Provincial Colony Farm at
Mount Coquitlam.
These fine specimens of thoroughbreds, that have been gathered together at an expense nf thousands of
dollars, including Clydesdales, shires
and hackneys, and some of the best
of the exceedingly line holstein cows,
will be on exhibition only and will not
enter any of the  competitions.
Dr. C. E. Doherty, under whose
auspices the stock has been obtained has decided to enter the animals
for competition only at shows outside the province and they will be
seen at the International Stock Slieew
in Detroit in November and December.
Better Babies Contest at Provincial
Xew Westminster, B.C., Sept. 12.���
Xot an old fashioned beauty show
hut a new- contest of correct proportions, line human mechanism and intelligence.
That is the way the better babies
contest is described and that this feature of the provincial exhibition,
which will be held in New Westminster from September 3D unlil October 4 inclusive, will le, a success is
assured by the fact that it is being
held under the auspices of the Local
Council  of  Weemen.
A committee has been appointed of
which Mrs. Van l.iew. IUS ( lakland
street, New Westminster, i~ chairman and arrangements are now being made for the contest.
Entries must be made before 2 p.m.
.if Priday, October 3 ami judging will
commence  eene  luetir afterwards.
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WHILE the Vancouver Exhibition this year has been
an immense success as compared with all previous
efforts of the Exhibition Association, the event, to tell the
truth, fell far short of what it should have been, and that
through no fault of the energetic and progressive business
men who gave unsparingly of their  time and money in
its behalf.
There was at the Vancouver Exhibition possibly the
poorest exhibit of cattle, hogs, sheep, draft horses and
agricultural products ever gotten together at any provincial fair ever held in Canada.
On the other hand, there was a display of automobiles,
the character of which could not bc beaten in the Dominion. There were excellent races. The timber display
was marvellous, as was also the showing of thc products
of the mine. All lines, in fact, made an excellent showing
except the products of the farm.
There was nothing at thc Vancouver Exhibition that
we could eat.   There was its weakness.
That weakness cannot be blamed upon the directors
of the exhibition, nor upon the business people of Vancouver. There was a dearth of the products of the farm,
because we have not in British Columbia today any farming areas worthy of the name, though there are hundreds
of thousands of acres of land in this province admirably
suited for agriculture in all its forms.
Among the prominent men who attended the Vancouver Exhibition, where was the honourable gentleman in
Sir Richard McBride's cabinet who holds down the portfolio of Minister of Agriculture? In Ontario, the great
agricultural province, the Minister of Agriculture is
usually busy from late summer until early winter daily
attending thc county fairs throughout the country. In
Manitoba, too, the Minister of Agriculture busies himself
with the fall fairs.
Notable at the exhibition last week was the sheep exhibit. Here were a couple of pens of sheep, bred and
shipped to the show by a stock breeder of Brantford, Ontario. Not one British Columbia lamb to be seen, and
agriculturists of note have stated that the hillsides and
the valleys of this province should make the best sheep
pastures in the world.
British Columbia isn't growing enough farm product
today to feed the people of Vancouver. From New Zealand we must import our dairy produce and our meats
must come from New Zealand, Australia, South America,
Eastern Canada or Chicago, If the showing at the exhibition is to be accepted as evidence, British Columbia
grows little or no cereal, produce.
Some person has said that Vancouver is every day
twenty-four hours from starvation. That is true of practically every city, but it is not usually true of a vast territory capable of producing almost every variety of food
under the sun. If British Columbia were cut off tomorrow from Alberta and the United States, and if her
sea ports were blockaded, we would all starve inside of
three weeks.
There are too many real estate men in this province
and not enough farmers; there are too many persons
seeking the patrician comforts of deeply upholstered motor cars, and not enough producers. The big motor exhibit and the puny farming exhibit at the Vancouver Exhibition tells the story of the state of affairs in this province today. The motor cars arc for the men who are making money out of the farming lands without making thc
fanning lands produce���land speculators who are thriving fat under the patronage of a criminally negligent
use of. Over these, and many other like matters, the
Council was given legislative jurisdiction.
But it- poweri did not end there, leu it was an executive ai well ai a legiilative body, ;m��l through it- committees it undertook to do things. It did them in a kind of way
that, ai a rule, produced a minimum of result for a maximum of cost; and finally the taxpayers, who had to foot
the bill, upset the arrangement by placing the work of
executive civic government in the hands of a small body
of men called Controllers'; And so wai brought aboul
what may be called the system of divided responsibility���
one elective body being charged with the work of legislating, and another but smaller elective body being charged
with executive duties.
It is now proposed to abolish the large legiilative body,
anil again unite the legislative and executive functions
by assigning both to the Board eef Control, Such a change
would practically bc a return to the old arrangement, but
with this essential difference���the civic legislature���call it
Board of Council���would no longer he a large, unwieldy
body, composed of bickering factions, but a handful of
men, who would be so well known and could be su carefully watched, that they would never be able to divest themselves of a sense of responsibility. And that small, select,
representative body would not only legislate as a Council, but would execute as a Board of Control.
Such an arrangement would be based on the fact that
our city has now become so large that, in order to be well
managed, its affairs must be entrusted to experts and not
to amateurs, whose power to do mischief depends largely
upon their numbers.
scope in the Province of British Columbia than anywhere
else on the face of the earth. It might be said that there
- no law in this Province governing the usurer. There
'l a stipulation that governs amounts under $500. Thc
poor unfortunate whe. seeks to borrow sums of $500 or
iver is absolutely at the mercy of the flesh takers.
Mr. II II. Stevens, M.P., is authority for the statement
lhat a high official of one of our own large Canadian
Hanks is lending money at 100 per cent.���bank money
upon which ihis extortioner pays some 4 per cent. Mr.
Steven I say that this character is not worthy "to be a
citizen, of a free country. He poses as a gentleman, but
:��� a contemptible sneak." Mr. StCVCM si/is this man up
pretty accurately and it is well for thc country that we
have a representative in the Canadian Parliament sufficiently  fearless  to  speak  sei plainly.
It old man Shylock and his kinsman who invented interest wcre to come to British Columbia today, their
self esteem would be absolutely shattered after investigating the methods of Vancouver's professional note
LITTLE has been hear_d of late from the municipal
authorities of the piipject to establish in South Vancouver a Board of Conttgjfp The plan has not b'eeiWlost
sight of, however, and it iff not improbable that at' the
next elfction the people will be given a chance to vote on
a BoaiBtapf Control Bylatv.
In ponit-'of area and population, South Vancouver is on
a par with any of the Canadian cities of the second class.
The management, therefore, of sei large and growing corporation, becomes more difficult as the years go on, and
the present is the time to avoid blunders.
The big fault with the present system���apart from the
fact that this urban district is regarded by the Provincial
Government as a rural township���is that a large body of
men absolutely unschooled in the science of municipal government is apt to bc returned to the municipal council to
try their '"prentice hand" as civic legislators and administrators.
It would be well for the people of South Vancouver to
look into the lives of some of the great cities of the east
for guidance in the matter of civic government, and to
thereby benefit from the faults of city councils during the
past century. In Montreal, particularly, has the city been
passing through a great travail. At present in Montreal,
where they have a Board of Control, there is a movement
on foot to do away with the city council entirely and ves.t
the management of the city in the Board of Control, a
body made up of experts in the various departments of
civic government, to be elected by the citizens as a whole.
The Montreal "Standard," in discussing the proposal,
says: Our City Council, as it existed for many years and
down to a short time ago, was both a legislative and an
executive body. Within the bounds, laid down in the
City Charter, the Council legislated; and within those
bounds were many matters of most immediate and continuous concern to the citizen���the safety of the streets
through which he passed, the sanitary condition of the
house in which he lived, the purity of the food he consumed, the quality of the public conveniences he made
MEN were working on the top of the structural steel
skeleton of the new Canadian Pacific Railway Depot,
overhanging the shores of Burrard Inlet, at the foot of
Granville street.
The passengers on foot and on the cars watched with
admiration the work of the fearless young mechanic.
The men stood on a board not more than a foot wide.
They had nothing to hold to. Sixty feet below them was
a mass of rough piles. A miss-step would have meant
One of the men, standing perfectly at ease on his nar-
now ledge, swung a heavy sledge-hammer, while the other
held in place the bolt to be driven home in the iron-work.
The work on that bolt was finished, and one of the
young men, a wiry giant over six feet tall, picked up in
his arms a small wooden keg which stood on the board
beside him. It was a keg such as nails arc packed in.
About forty feet away from the bridge, up among the
iron beams, a smith was at work heating the bolts red-
This smith saw the young man on the narrow board
holding the wooden keg in his arms. He knew that
another bolt was needed.
The bolt, white-hot, was seized with a pair of tongs,
thrown violently through the air, sending off a shower
of white sparks as it went.
As the white bolt shot toward the metal worker, he
held out the wooden keg in a matter-of-fact way, caught
the bolt, picked it out of the keg with a pair of pincers,
and soon the heavy sledge-hammer was at work driving
the metal, still white-hot, into the hole.
Passengers who make their living in a less exciting
way watched with great excitement as one after another
of these heavy red-hot bolts came flying through the air*
each in its turn caught by the mechanic standing on the
narrow board.
If the bolt had struck or burned him, he must almost
inevitably have fallen. He must have fallen had he made
a miss-step reaching out the wooden keg to catch the
flying iron.
Among those who watched him were very prosperous
men come in from Victoria, the summer resorts along
the coast, or disembarked from the big Empress of Asia
in the harbor. These men were sorry when their carriages passed, so deep'y interested were they in the skill
and courage of the mechanics working so high up on so
narrow a footing.
If their opinion had been asked then and there they
would have said that no reasonable rate of pay would be
too high for such mechanics, and that eight hours of work
catching red-hot bolts and driving them home, on a narrow plank sixty feet in the air, ought to be considered a
fair day's work.
Wc trust that, if these men read in the future that the
structural iron-workers or the housesmiths are striking
for a little more pay and for eight hours' work they will
remember those men working on thc new Canadian Pacific Railway passenger terminal, and remember that all
of these irem-workers, like all miners, and many others,
earn their bread at the risk of their lives.
We hope that those who watched the red-hot bolts
flying through the air will remember their sensations
when they hear of a strike among those men, and not say,
as they usually do ;
"The impudence of union labor must bc suppressed.
The men are lazy; that's what's the matter with them.
It is all nonsense to talk aoout working eight hours?
Union labor, if it keeps on, will ruin this country's commercial supremacy."
The trouble with human beings is that their lives are
widely separated and sympathy is killed by ignorance.
The banker does not see, therefore cannot appreciate,
the courage of the man working on an iron heap at the
top of a steel frame 300 feet in the air.
The mechanic cannot understand, and therefore cannot appreciate, the worry, the mental stress of the money
man, who must make ends meet, pay bills, arrange mortgages, find tenants and settle his union troubles' at the'
same time.
Better acquaintance with each other is what human
beings need.
It would be well if more very rich men had seen that
young mechanic catching his red-hot bolts.
It would be well if more young mechanics who like
their beefsteak and onions could see John D. Rockefeller
sipping his glass of milk and seltzer (his whole dinner),
or know what Rockefeller feels when he lies awake half
the night. He has found pretty well-paid employment
for a hundred thousand men who sleep soundly while he
tosses and turns and feels the weight of a ton on his
SOUTH VANCOUVER'S entire population appealed to
Attorney-General Bowser on two different occasions to
grant the municipality annexation to the city. Mr. Bowser told them both times they were misinformed, as they
really didn't require annexation. The last delegation
seems to have believed the Attorney-General's words.
Now another delegation is being formed to approach the
powers for annexation. Daddy Bowser will whip, if they
bother him many more times.
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"I AM NOT SURPRISED," said Mr. Tansley, the Main
Street man who has dabbled into occultism, "I am not surprised at conditions of things in South Vancouver. The
present is an exact likeness of a similar period in the development of the ancient Roman Empire." And it was
Mr. Edward Gold who said at Kalenberg Hall, "We came
not here to praise Reeve James A. Kerr, but to bury him."
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AND BOWSER CRIED unto Samuel and Samuel said
unto him, "Yea, Bowser, thou knowest that I hear thee,"
and Bowser cried yet the second time unto Samuel, and
Samuel heard his voice, and said, "Yea, William thou
knowest that I hear thee." And Bowser cried unto Samuel, "Come forth." And Samuel rose and came unto the
presence,  carrying many bags  of gold  with  him.
And Bowser said, "Go forth ye unto the armies of
Israel with thy gold, and take 5,000 pieces from thy
hoard, and give ye it unto mine army for they arc wroth
with me, and they do refuse to fight the Philistines.
Tell ye the men of mine armies that the Lord hath sent
this money to them, let not their car be tickled that it be
graft between thee and me."
And Samuel left the king, set the time lock on the big
safe containing the remainder of thc $45,000 previously
filched from the Philistines and with chest well inflated,
threw the 5,000 pieces of gold at the feet of the princes
of the camp of Israel, taking, doubtless, demand notes in
exchange therefore that the fealty of the armies of Israel
might be cinched permanently for the king.
And when he returned yet again to thc palace, Bowser
fell upon his neck, and after being lifted to his feet again,
embraced Samuel and blessed him, and said, "give ye this
news to thy press agents that the country may know of
it and be glad with their king, and then come ye unto me
at nightfall for I would have talkings with thee."
And when night came, Samuel again presented himself
before the king and the king spake and said, "Samuel,
knowest thou the great work of Joshua in the years that
have passed?" And Samuel's brow darkened, and he
spake. "Meanest thou, great king, the good Joshua's
stopping of the sun for forty days?"
"Verily," answered the king. "And go now, thou and
thy grafting henchmen, and do likewise, but stop ye the
"Sun" not for forty days, but stop ye it forever. It doth
but lend a light to mine enemies, and if Ibou stoppest
this evil organ, thou and I shalt verily abide in the land
And Samuel kissed the feet of the king, and swarc him
a Songhees oath that he, Samuel, would enlist all the
forces under his command to put the "Sun" out of business and throw the land into darkness.
THE MAN WITH THE big real estate sign over his
silent office was very glum when a man from the South
Vancouver assessor's office came. After asking many
questions, lhe assc--nr said, "And what might bc the name
of your buine-- -"
"Muei," responded the doleful gentleman, after a few
nieements thought.
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ANS. TO "INQUISITIVE"���Whal is the B. C. Municipal Clauses Act? Charles 1 made an effeert lo introduce
it in England during his reign, and was consequently he-
headed. Il was folded away in the British Museum fe.r
-i.me centurje's. How it came into the possession of
liritish Columbia legislators is met known. An act of lhat
name was required and likely in an emergency it was put
into force here.
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IF HARRY THAW HAD landed in South Vancouver we
could easily have got rid of him. One league meeting at
Kalenberg Hall, one in the Old School House, and an.
other at Cedar Cottage and a good long petition���that
would bc all.
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PROF. E. ODLUM, M.A., B.Sc, writing in the publication of which Mr. H. H Stevens, M.P. is the cditur-in-
chicf, in commenting on the awakening of Liberalism in
Greater Vancouver, points out Ex-Reeve Weart, of Burnaby, as a promising man. "I would like to see men of
up-to-date notions of the Weart type have an opportunity to meet our present legislators on the floor of the
House at Victoria," says Prof. Odium. Some pretty hardshell Tories in the vicinity, Prof. Odium, Merton Smith
and J. C. Madill and H. H. Stevens, himself, might have
a good deal further to say along these lines if the Provincial Government were to spring an election in the near
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CEDAR COTTAGE HIGH SCHOOL pupils think it is
too far to journey to the present school at the corner of
Knight street and Fifty-first avenue. Their parents are
petitioning the trustees to move the school towards Cedar
Cottage. Here is a case where, if the parents win. the
mountain will have been brought to Mohammed.
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"WHY IS IT ILLEGAL for a non-union lawyer to practice in the courts if it is quite legal for scab miners, including Orientals, to work in a coal mine?" asks Frank
Burnett in writing to the editor of the "World." This
is explained very clearly in Clause "B," Sec. 15, in the
B. C. Municipal Clauses Act.
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LIKE THE STATE of New York with its governors, the
Cedar Cottage Conservative Association, membership
twenty-five, now has two first vice presidents.
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TOM PRENTICE and the South Vancouver Baud will
be on hand at the Central Park Exhibition.
"Your town boasts a band, does it not?" asked a visitor to the city in the Interior.
"Not exactly," was the reply.    "We've got a band, but
wc don't boast of it.   We just endure it."
The South Vancouver Band can pass muster with the
best of them.
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THE FIRST CANADIAN prisoner ever sent to the pen
without a fair trial-was locked up Tuesday in South Vancouver by order of thc police department. She didn't
wear a slashed skirt or an x-ray outfit, but this Chicken
was found wandering on the street without her mother.
Some one took her into the police station, and the chief
decided that one of the constables should have her until
the proper owner was found. The constable has a chicken
coop and thc little stray-away in the meantime is being
well cared for.
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THE CHASE "TRIBUNE" says that "The maddest man
in town the other day was Jim Baillie of Turtle Valley.
He received by mail a card notifying liim that there was
an express parcel for him at the Chase station. Jim had
been expecting thc arrival of a couple of boxes of berries,
so he hitched up a team and drove down to Chase, a matter of ten miles or so as the crow doesn't fly, but as the
road runs. He passed in his post card notice and Mac
handed him out an Eaton catalogue. The Eaton house is
likely to notice a shrinkage in its business with the Baillie
household this fall.
A LOCAL man is about to be "sheriffed" out. In the
f�� Ugal notice inserted in the daily papers it is stated
that one of the claims against the man is presented by a
well-known money lender for $550 with interest at 60 per
cent., per annum. Not so long ago a money lender in
the Province of Ontario was fined $1,000 for extorting
some 17 per cent, on small loans.
It has become a daily occurrence in the city to pay
from 25 per cent, to 100 per cent, for money, and it is
possible  that  the  interesi  leeches are  allowed  a wider
Served Him Right
(Edmonton  "Bulletin")
The   American   woman  certainly  has  her  good  points.
An   Iowa paper  reports  that  a  man  there  was  soundly
thrashed by his wife  for not paying his  newspaper  subscription after she had given him money to do it.
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One Boy's O.ance Gone
(London "Free Press")
A St., Catharines youth, 15 years old, has been sent to
the penitentiary at Kingston.  It is doubtful  if the sin of
society  against  this  boy  is  not  much  greater  than  any
.wrorig.-he may have committed.
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As to Apples
(Halifax "Herald")
yiie   International  Apple   Shippers'  Association, is   entering uf%m a campaign to teach people to cat more apples.
If this association will cheapen  the price of apples  they
may call their campaign off and achieve the same result.
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One Sort of Patriotism
(Montreal "Star")
President Hucrta stands for the inalienable right of
every Mexican to get a share of the "divvy"���if he can.
In Mexico, this is considered by many to be the highest
expression of practical patriotism. Extraordinary people,
those Mexicans.
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Heroism Frappee
(Ottawa "Free Press")
From Greenland's icy mountains has come another
thrill of adventure in the ice; the usual story of miseries
endured, breaking of ribs and legs, and eating of dogs,
and final rescue of survivors. Net result : Greenland has
again been crossed from east to west and considerable
snow and ice found.
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Easy, If You Ever Get There
(New Westminster "News")
They say the gold fields of the new Shushanna find are
easy to mine. Well, they should be. Glance at this; Paddle 350 miles up the Yukon river, hike 113 miles over a
Government trail, trek another 60 miles across country,
and you're there���if you  don't drop dead.
Inspiration?   No, Perspiration I
(St. Paul "Dispatch")
There  is  a  lol  of poppycock  about this  thing we  call
"inspiration."    Men do not sit down in a trance and arise
to find themselves equipped with genius.    Achievements
mean toll and struggle and continuous effort to master
small things that eventually shall contribute to the per
feet whole.
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Boy Braves Burned
(Miunreal  "Herald")
A  few  weeks  ago a  New   York  coroner  called  public
attention   to  the  fact  that  since  the  spring  twelve  boys
dressed in Indian suits had been, burned to death while
playing  around bonfires  with  companions.     Recently  in
a Montreal hospital a youngster succumbed to burns received in such a game.    Parents of children who possess
the  fringed  and  inflammable  suits  should  warn  them  to
keep away from fire.    Fun is too dear when paid for with
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But Isn't War Glorious!
(Montreal "Gazette")
M. Philouze, a French statistician, calculates that the
war in the Balkans cost the belligerent countries $500,000,-
01X). The money went for ammunition that was fired away
arms that were largely lost or broken, for soldiers' clothing that was worn out, food, etc. There is nothing material to show for it. The situation is as if a fire had
swept over the land and destroyed so much property. The
countries as a whole and the people individually are
poorer than they were when the war began. Their case
illustrates what the waste of war means.
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Too Many Automobiles?
(Toronto "Globe")
Manufacturing circles in the United States have received a surprise through thc decision of the American
Locomotive Company to close its automobile factory at
Providence. The company's cars had a high reputation
and were understood to be making a market for themselves as well as the character of the institution which
turned them out. The incident of the closing of the works
suggests that the means of supply in the United States
have got ahead of the market, and the market is not a
small one.
Now that the time of salads and green stuffs is here you will want
vinegar that is pure and wholesome. We have this week put in a
stock of the finest vinegar procurable. It comes in strong glass jugs
with a handle, in half gallons and gallons.
Blue Grass Bell Cedar Vinegar, half-gallon jugs  50c
Blue Grass Belle, White Pickling, half gallon jug  50c
Pacific Belle Codfish Tablets, the package 20c
Fisher's Home Made Peanut Butter, the jar   15 to 45c
Pioneer Minced Clams, the can   20c
Clark's Pork and Beans in Qliili Sauce- two cans for  25c
French Peas, two cans for   ; 25c
Swift's Borax Soap, the cake  5c
Ciii Dutch Hand Soap, the bar ....   , 5c
Sheriff's Jelly Powder, all flavors, three for   25c
Deuerr's Jams, two pound pots  40c
Strawberries, Cherries, Plums, Peaches
Fraser & MacLean,
26th Avenue and Main
Phone:   Fairmont 784
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Our Saturday Short Story
Elsie m New York
ii. -_ 1
No, bumptioul nailer, this steiry is
ne.t a continuation of the Elsie series.
I'.ut  if yeeitr  Elsie had lived over here
iii our big city there might have been
a chapter in lu-r bunk-- not very different   freun  this.
Especially for the vagrant feet of
youth are the roadi of Manhattan beset "with pitfalls and with sin " But
the civic guardians of the yeeting have
made themselves acquainted with tbe
snares of the wicked, and most of tbe
dangerous paths are patrolled by their
agents. And this will tell you how
Ihey guided my Elsie safely through
all perils tee the goal that she was
Elsie's lather had been a cutter for
Fox & Otter, cloaks and furs, on lower Broadway, lie was an old man
with  a  limping  gall,  as  a  chauffeur
Attributes his rise in the business world to his thorough training, obtained when
a young man in Business College.
He is not a remarkable man in any way, but he simply KNOWS how to do
A woman who is the private secretary to one of our richest men at a reputed
salary of $50 a week, started in fresh from business college as assistant
stenographer in a large office.
Everywhere you see the same thing���trained in business college first.
You, too, should start right. Don't take a position with no chance for advancement���just to save a few dollars and a few weeks' time.
Vancouver Business Institute
336 Hastings Street W.
And be trained to take a position, which we will help you find���a position
which has a future before it.
You will not have to work a few weeks in each office, only to look again for a
new position, if trained at WESTERN CANADA'S GREATEST
SCHOOL, the largest and best equipped school west of Toronto.
Industrial  accidents   occurring    to Labor,  according  to  the  Labor  Ga- fatal  and  384 non-fatal  accidents,  a
482 individuals workpeople in  Cana- zette.    Of these   108 were  fatal and total of 501; and in July, 1912, there
da  during  the  month  of  July,   1913, 374  resulted  in   serious  injuries.     In were 128 fatal and  544 non-fatal ac-
were recorded by the Department of the preceding month there were 117 cidents, a total of 672.
ran  him  down  "tic elay  when livelier
game was scarce. They toeik tlu- old
man Ileum-, where he lay "ti hi- Ine', a
year ami then died, leaving $2 Sil in
e-ash an.l a li tier from Mr. I (tter offering  te.  do anything  111   COUW  t'e  help
his faithful .eld employee. The old
cutter regarded this letter as a valuable legacy tee hii daughter, and In
put it into her hands wilh pride as the-
shear- of the dread Cleaner ami Repairer -nipped e,[ his thread of life.
That was the landlord's cue; and
forth he came and did his pari in t lie-
great eviction scene. There vvas no
Snowstorm ready for Elsie to go out
into, drawing her little red wen,lien
shawl about her shoulders, hut she
went out regardless. And as for the
red shawl���Elsie's fall tan coat was
cheap. Imt it had the style and lit of
best at h'eex & Otter's. And her
lucky stars had given her good looks,
and eyes as blue and innocent as the
new shade of note paper, tind she had
$2 lefl of thc $2.50, And the letter
from Mr. Otter. Keep your eye on
the letter from Mr. Otter.
And so we lind Elsie started out to
seek her fortune. One tremble about
the letter from Mr. Otter was that it
did not bear the new address of the
firm, which had moved a month before. Hut Elsie thought she could
find it. She had heard that policemen, when politely addressed, or
thumb-screwed by an investigation
committee, will give up information
and addresses, So she boarded a
downtown car to One Hundred and
Seventy-seventh street and rode
south to Forty-second.
A kind-faced, sunburned young man
went past Elsie into the Grand Central station. That was Hank Ross,
of the Sunflower ranch, in Idaho, on
his way home from a visit to the east.
Hank's heart was heavy, for thc Sunflower ranch was a lonesome place,
kicking the presence of a woman. Hc
had hoped to find one during his visit
who would congenially share his
prosperity and hemic, but the girls
of Gotham had not pleased his fancy.
But, as he passed in, he noted, with
a jumping of his pulses, the sweet,
ingenuous face of Elsie and her pose
of doubt and loneliness. With true
and honest western impulse he said
to himself that here was his mate.
He could love her, he knew; and he
would surround her with as much
comfort, and cherish her so carefully
that she would be happy.
Backed by his never-before-questioned honesty of purpose, he approached the girl and removed his
hat. Elsie had had time to sum up
his handsome, frank face, with one
sly hiok of modest admiration when
a burly cop hurled himself upon the
ranchman, seized him by lhe collar
and backed him against the wall. Two
blocks, away a burglar vvas coming
out of an apartment house wilh a bag
|eef silverware on his shoulder; but
that is neither here nor there.
"Carry  em  ye  mashin'  tricks  right
before mc eyes, will yez?"    shouted
the  cop.  "I'll  teach yez  to  speak  tn
ladies on me beat that ye're not  ac-
: quainted with.    Come along."
Elsie  turned away  with  a  sigh  as
j the ranchman was dragged away. She
had liked the effect of his light blue
I eyes   against   his  tanned  complexion.
t She walked  southward,  thinking herself already in the district where her
father  used  to  work,  and  Imping  to
find some one who could direct her to
the firm of Fox & Otter.
But did she want to find Mr. Otter? She had inherited much of the
edd cutter's independence. How much
better it would bc if she could find
work and support herself without
calling on him for aid!
Elsie saw a sign "Employment
Agency" and went in. Many girls
were sitting against lhe wall in chairs.
Several well dressed ladies were looking them over. One white-haired,
kind-faced old lady in rustling black
silk, hurried up to Elsie.
"My dear," she said in a sweet gentle voice, "are you looking for a pei-i-
tion? 1 like your face and appearance so much. I want a young wo-
man who will be half maid and half
companion  to me.    Vou  will  have a
good home ami I will pay you (30 a
I;- Ioii Elsie e'eetilel jtammi r forth
lur gratified acceptance, a young woman with gold glasst - -ni hi-t bony
ii' - and lu-r hands in her jacket
pockets seized her arm anel drew  her
"I am Mi-s Ticklebaum," laid she,
"fi iln   W, iciation for ihe Prevention
ol job- lieing Put Up t-e Working
Girls Looking lor Join,. W'e prevented forty-seven girl- from securing
position-, last week. I am here to
protect you. Beware of any one who
offers you ;i job. How ihi yen know
that this woman does not want to
make you work as a breaker boy in
a coal mine eer murder you t" get
your teeth? If you accept work of
any kind without permission of our
association ymi will be arrested by
one of our agents."
"But what am I to do?" asked Elsie.
"I have no home nr money. I must
do something. Why am I not allowed to accep't this kind lady's offer?"
"I do not know." said Miss Ticklebaum. "That is the affair eif emr committee em the Abolishment of Employers. It is my duty simply to see
that you do not go to work. You
will give me your name and address
and report lo our secretary every
Thursday. We have 6011 girls on the
waiting list whei will in time be allowed to accept positions as vacancies
occur on oiir roll of Qualified Employers, which now comprises twenty-
seven names. There is prayer, music
and lemonade in our chapel the third
Sunday   of   every   month."
Elsie hurried away after thanking
Miss Ticklebaum for her timely warning and said that she must try to
lind   Mr.  Otter.
Near Fourteenth street Elsie saw
a placard tacked on the side of a
<' eorway that read : "Fifty girls,
neat sewers, wanted immediately on
theatrical costumes.    Good pay."
She was about tee enter when a seil-
enm man, dressed all in black, laid
his  hand mi  her arm.
"My dear girl," he said, "I entreat
you not to enter that dressing room
of the devil."
"Goodness me!" exclaimed Elsie
with some impatience. "The devil
seems to have a cinch on all the business in Xew York. What's wrong
about the place?"
"It is here," said the solemn man.
"that the regalia of Satan���in either
words, thc costumes worn on the
stage���are manufactured. The stage
is the road to ruin and destruction.
Would ymi imperil your soul by lending lhe work oi your hands to its support? Ihi ymi know, my dear girl.
what the theatre leads lee? Do you
know where actors and actresses go
after the curtain of the playhouse has
fallen upon them  for the last tinier"
"Sure," said Eisie. "Into vaudeville. Hut dei you think it would be
wicked for me tei make a little mom y
to live by sewing? 1 must get something   to  do  pretty   soon."
"The flesh-pots oi Egypt," exclaimed the reverend gentleman, uplifting
his hands. "I beseech you. my child.
to turn away from this place eif iniquity."
"But what will I do for a living?"
asked Elsie. "1 don't care to sew for
the musical comedy, if it's as rank as
you say it is; but I've got to have a
"The Lord will provide," said the
solemn man. "There is a free Bible
class every Sunday afternoon in the
basement of the cigar store next te
the church. Peace bc with vou. Farewell."
Posed by Pauline Frederick and by
William Shea tind Zena  Keclc, 'if the
Vitagraph Company).
F.lsie went on her way. She was
soon in the down-town district where
factories abound. On the large brick
building   was   a   gilt   sign,   "Posey   it
Trimmer, Artificial Flowers."   Below
it was hung a newly stretched canvas hearing the words. "Five hundred girls wanted to learn trade. Good
wages frmn the start. Apply "tic
flight up."
F.lsie started towards the door, near
which were gathered in groups senile
twenty  or  thirty  girls.     One big gill
with  a  black   strati   hat  do��n     rei
her  eyes  stepped  in   fronl  fi her
"Say,   yeiu'-,-."    - lid   tin    girl,   "are
you'se goin1 in there after a job?"
"Yes,     said   Elsie,     I   must     have
"Now   ele.n't   do   it."   -aiel   the   girl.
"I'm chairman of our Scab Committee.
There's 400 of US girl- locked "Ut
just because we demanded 50 cents
a week raise in wage-, and ice water,
ami for the foreman to shave off his
mustache. You're too nice a looking
girl to be a scab. Wouldn't you
please help us along by trying tej find
a job Somewhere else, or would yen's
rather  have  your  face  punched  in?"
"I'll try somewhere else," said iii -
She walked aimlessly eastward on
; Broadway and there her heart leaped
i to see the sign. "Fox & Otter,"
i stretching entirely across the front
i of a tall building.
She hurried into the store and sent
in to Mr. Otter by a clerk her name
land  the letter  he  had    written    her
[ father.    Mie was  shown directly into
I his private office.
I Mr. fitter arose frmn his desk as
| Elsie entered and took both hands
with a hearty smile of welcome. He
I was a slightly corpulent man of near-
I ly middle age, well dressed, radiat-
| ing-    -
"Well, well, and to this is Beatty's
I little daughter! Your father was one
of our meist efficient and valued employees. He left nothing? Well,
well. I hope we have not forgotten
his faithful services. 1 am sure there
is a vacancy now among our models.
Oh. il is easy work���nothing easier."
Mr. Otter struck a bell. A Miss
Hawkins came in.
"Miss Hawkins." said Mr. Otter,
"bring for Miss Beatty to try on one
of those Russian sable coats and���
let's see���one of these latest model
black tulle hats with white tips."
Elsie stood before the full-length
mirror with pink checks and quick
breath. Her eyes shone like faint
stars.    She was beautiful.
Alas!   she  WAS beautiful.
I wish I could -teip this stnry here.
Confound it! Confound it! I will.
Xee; it's ge.t tee run it out. 1 ��li<lti't
make it up.    I'm just repeating it.
'I'd like to throw boeiuets at the
wise cop, and the lady who rescues
Girls from Jobs, and the sky pilot
wlm objects t" costumes for stage
people (there are others) and all the
thousands of good people frmn thc
pitfalls of a great city; and then wind
up by pointing eeiit how they were
the means of Elsie reaching her
father's benefactor and hcr kind
friend and rescuer from poverty. This
would make a fine Flsie story of the
i >I.I) St IRT. I'd like to el" this; but
there's just a word or two to follow.
While Elsie was admiring herself
in the mirror, Mr. Otter went to the
telephone booth and calleel up some
number.    Don't ask me what it was.
"Oscar," he -aiii. "1 want you lo
reserve the same table for mc this
evening. . . . What? Why. the
one in the Moorish room to the left
"f the shrubbery. . . . Yes; two.
. . the usual brand; and the '85
Johannisburger with the roast. If it
isn't the right temperature I'll break
ymir neck. . . . No; not her .
. . No indeed. ... A new
one���a peacherino, Oscar, a peacher-
Tired and tiresome reader, 1 will
conclude, if yem please, with a paraphrase of a few words that you will
remember were written by him���hy
him of Gad's  Hill.
Lost. Your Excellency. Leest, Associations and Societies. L'ist, Right
Reverends and Wrong Reverends of
every order. 1-eist, Reformers and
Lawmakers, Imrn with heavenly compassion in ymir hearts, but with the
reverence eif money in your smils.
And lost  thus around us  every day.
The table robs more than the thief.
The   best
Dr.  Quiet.
physicians are   Dr.  Diet,
and   Mr    Merrvnian.
Thc smoke  of your own  house is
better   than   the   lire   of   another'-
United Undertakers Limited
225 Twelfth Ave. W,, Vancouver
Phone Fairmont 738
of British Columbia
South Vancouver Branch
4263 Elgin St.        Phone Fairmont 2248R
This Company has every modern equipment for
the care of funerals given direct to us, attending
to all arrangements, furnishing hearse, carriage for
the family, casket (such as is sold by undertakers
for $125 to $250), embalming, care of remains, use
of chapel, music and other expenses of service, with
EARTH-BURIAL, from $85.00 to $150.00.
When a crepe casket is used we will attend to
th: disposition of the remains by earth-burial for
$75.00 to $175.00 will pay all the costs of preparing
the body for shipment. This will include the best
of professional attention to the remains, casket and
outside casing. Heretofore the people have paid
from $250 to $500 for this same service.
This Company is not in debt���has no outstanding accounts, PAYS COMMISSIONS TO NO ONE
FOR RECOMMENDING THEM, avoids unnecessary expense, and will give those who have been
visited by sorrow such treatment as we hope will be
given us under the same conditions.
Can the Undertaking Business Be Conducted Legitimately
Is it necessary for the undertakers to pay com
mains of the dead���which commission must com
the deceased? Is it necessary to charge ridiculo
when friends or relatives, because of their grief, a
1 >r undertakers to practice a system of body-snat
necessary to charge from $75.00 to $150 for a cas
they are selling it at the lowest possible figure? I
for embalming a body when the actual cost doe
wh n remains are to be shipped when this sam
still allowing a handsome profit?
Is it necessary for them to practice a system
sible? Is it fair for them to have in their emplo
who will keep them informed as to the probable t
things necessary in order to make the undertakin
will try to prove it.
missions in order to obtain possession on the re-
e out of the pockets of the friends or relatives of
usly high prices for their service at this time���
re unable to protect themselves? Is it necessary
ching whenever the opportunity permits? Is it
ket which costs but $8.00 to $10.00 and then claim
s it necessary for the undertakers to charge $50.00
s not exceed $1.00���to charge from $250 to $500
c service could bc given for one-fifth that amount,
of looting estates of the deceased whenever pos-
y someone who has access to some hospital and
ime some of the inmates will die���arc all these
g business pay?   We do not believe they are, and
Often death conies after a protracted illness with
iis many unavoidable expenses and when economy
should commence, extravagance begins���the result
is that helpless wives and children are deprived of
the necessities of life because of these follies.
A funeral is essentially a family matter and because of this simplicity and privacy should prevail.
Sincere grief is retiring and not comforted by extravagance and show. Flattery cannot soothe the
ear of Deaftt and a funeral conducted with all the
vanity one can devise adds nothing to the memory
of the dead.   One kindly act in life outlasts them all.
Death is solemn and impressive, but its impres-
siveness is not added to by extravagance���the most
sincere tribute to those whose eyes are closed and
voices silent, is love and fidelity to their memory. SIX
Comfort, Convenience, Economy
The  cost  for  continuous  operation  is  only  a  few  cents  per   hour.
The iron is operated from an ordinary  household locket
The irons sold by this company are constructed on the best principles- (liis means an appliance which il hot at the point and cool at
the 'handle.    The iron bears the manufacturer s  guarantee.
SEYMOUR 5000 (Near Davie)
$550���Easy Terms
This lot is situated on 56th Avenue,
close to Victoria Road, which now
has a 10-minutc car service. This is
the best buy in this district. Let us
show you it at your convenience. We
can arrange very easy terms.
The Yorkshire Guarantee
& Securities Corporation Limited
440 Seymour Street
Phones: 6188 and 6189   R. Kerr Houlgate, Manager
We have the stock, the machinery and the men
to produce first-class
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
CAPP & TILBURY, Proprietors
Anything you wish in the way of Builders' Materials, Rough and
Dressed Lumber, Finish, Mouldings, Sash and Doors, Sand, Lime,
also 16in. Mill wood.
P. O. Box 3
Phone Collingwood 16 L
Hughes Bros' Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We carry  everything in  the  Liquor  Line
No order too small, and none too large for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Wanted���Good  building  Lots  in  vicinity  of  Knight   Road
at reasonable prices
"Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
418 Winch Building Vancouver, B.C.
Wood Block
Home-made Wines and Cordials
(The following recipes' sln.w how
th, Virginia housewife made her
wines, cordiall and brandies in "ye
Colonial elay.-..";
Parsnip Wine.���Put four gallons of
cold waler and a gallon 01 parsnips
iu ti kettle and beetl fur eene hour;
strain, and add twenty pounds while
sugar. Slice the parsnips betore getting cold; add two tabiespoonfuls oi
n.,e,el yeast; let ferment; strain and
Currant   Wine,    Brandied.���On    a
dry day gather lull ripe currants, pick
them Irenn the stalks and weigh; then
crush with the hands, leaving some
whole, For every twei pounds eel
fruit put une quart oi waler.    Stir all
well together and let st^id three
hours. Strain the liquor Through a
sieve. For every three pounds oi
currants put one of powdered loat
sugar. Stir until it is dissolved, then
boil it; keep skimming as long as any
skum arises; let stand for sixteen
hours to cool before putting in the
cask; steep it very close. Let stand
for three weeks before bottling. It
should be perfectly clear when drawn
off. Put a lump of sugar in each hot-
lie, and tej every gallon of it add a
pint of French brandy; cork well and
weep in a cool place.
Mint Cordial���Pick the mint early
in the morning, while the dew is on
it, and be careful not to bruise it.
Pour some water over it and drain.
Put twee handsful in a pitcher with a
quart of French brandy; cover and
let stand until next day. Take the
mint out and put in as much more,
which must be taken out thc next
day. Do this the third time; then
put three quarts of waler to the
brandy and one pound of loaf sugar
powdered. Mix it well together and
when  perfectly  clear  bottle.
Raspberry Cordial���To each quart
of ripe red raspberries put one quart
of the best French brandy. Let it
remain about a week; then strain it
through a sieve, pressing out all the
liquid. When you have as much as
you desire, reduce thc strength to
your taste with water, and put a
pound of powdered loaf sugar to each
gallon.    Let jt stand until reftned.
Strawberry Cordial is made the
same way. None of these fruits
should be put on the fire, as by so
doing the delicate Havor is destroyed.
Lemon Cordial���Cut six fresh lemons in thin slices; put them into a
quart and a half of milk; boil it until the whey is clear, then pass it
through a sieve. Put to this whey
one and a half quarts of French
brandy and three pounds of powdered loaf sugar. Stir it till the sugar
is dissolved. Let it stand to refine;
then bottle it. Pare some of the yellow rind of the lemon very thin and
put a little in each bottle.
Rose Brandy���Gather leaves from
fragrant roses without bruising. Fill
a pitcher with them, and cover them
with French brandy. The next day
pour off thc brandy; take out the
leaves and lill the pitcher with fresh
ones, and return the brandy. Do
this until it is strongly impregnated;
then bottle it. Keep the pitcher
closely covered during the process.
It is better than distilled roscwater
for cakes.
Apricots in Brandy���Take freshly
gathered apricots���not too ripe. To
half their weight of loaf sugar add as
much water as will cover the fruit;
boil and skim it; Ihen put in the apricots and let them remain live' e it-
six minutes. Take them up without
syrup tind lay thein ou dishes tee cool,
linil the syrup till reduced one half,
When the apricots arc cold put thein
in buttles, and cover them wit li equal
quantities nf syrup and French brandy, If the apriceets be clingstones
they  will  require  more  scalding.
Peaches in  Brandy���Select yellow
seed peaches, perfectly free from defect anil pewly gathered, but nut too
ripe. Place Ihcm in ti pot anel cover
them with cold water lye. Turn over
frequently those that float, thai the
lye may act equally on thein. At the
end of an hour take them out. wipe
carefully wilh a soft cloth to get off
the down and skin, and lay them in
Cold water. Make a syrup as for apricots, and proceed in thc same manner, imly scald the peaches mure.
Cherries in Brandy���Take the short-
stemmed, bright red cherries iu
bunches; make a syrup with equal
quantities of sugar and cherries.
Scald the berries, but do not let the
skins crack, which they will do if the
fruit bc too ripe. Cover with equal
parts of sugar and French brandy.
niiel it out;    In the evening grate two
cold boiled potatoes. rtjur over
Until some Iieei walit ami aekl enough
He ,111      lee    lllll'kni     llll'lll    sllgllUV.        Atl'l
a  little  sail and,   when   cool  enough,
a ball teaspoontnl ot yeast, lu mc
morning mane a sponge as usual tnul
,1,1,1 tins Ie.r the rising, 'litis will
make about three ordinary sized
I'or perfectly couked rice melt a
teaspoonful e.i butter in   a   granite
saucepan; put into this one and eme-
hal! pints ul cold water and a hall
cup ol rice, well washed, Willi a level
teaspoontul ot  salt.    Let  this  cook
slowly I'.r about an ll'etir willleellt
stirring.    This   may   he  served  as    a
vegetaole, or sweetened and flavored
alter taking from the lire, the stirring
even then to be dune with a fork in-
steael eii a spoon.
.Me.st housewives dislike dishwashing and it seems the one thing about
winch they thniK there is nothing tee
learn. 1 lind that these lew lilies
simplify the matter greatly: When
cooKtng utensils arc emptied, lill with
waler 10 which is added a little ammonia, and set where they will keep
warm, but not hot. Alter baking,
pile the soiled dishes in a large pan
and pour on sonic warm water; titter
a Utile while they may bc removed
and Will not be unpleasant tei wash.
Scrape the dishes carefully before
washing. For line dishes use one ul
the runher scrapers, which will not
mar them in any way. This takes a
little longer than piling them in any
way, but lime is gained in the washing. Soak lhe disnes for a few minutes and they wash much easier, rinse
in hot water and allow them to drain
for a few minutes before wiping.
When blending Hour and water try
using a  fork  instead  of a  spoon.
When nuts are old and more or
less dry let them stand a while in
luke  warm  water   before   using.
Cream cheese and raisin gingerbread make a delectable combination.
Some housewives like to add the
beaten white of an egg to creamed
codfish, folding it caretully through
just before it is done.
The chicken meat left over after
making Suitp can be used ill croquettes and salads. Chop or mince il
after freeing from gristle and fat, and
season it highly.
Mclled butter may be used in an
emergency instead of olive oil when
making mayonnaise.
Few housewives know that when
cutting warm bread or cake the knife-
blade  should  bc  heated.
When corks are to be used in bottling preserves or pickles it is a good
plan to drop thcni in boiling water
for live minutes or so.
While beating rugs it is an excellent and hygienic plan to fasten a
handkcrchicl over the mouth and
nose, which will prevent the inhaling
of dust.
Hints to Mothers
Do not let your children kiss other
children in thc public school nor try
on others' clothing nr hats. Never
let them cat fruit or candy that have
been  handled  by others.
* *   *
Teach your children lo tell you all
the things which' happen while they
arc away from you. If you arc diplomatic you can become their only confidant, and you can counteract any
bad influence which every mother
worries sei much about when she
first sends hcr baby girl to school.
* ete       *
Don't scold or ridicule your child
for mistakes in judgment or even
thoughtlessness and never tell it tin
untruth. Remember, if you once lose
your child's confidence, it is lust fur-
ever. Do not evade its questions; tell
it the truth about the tacts of life;
its physical and .spiritual welfare are
eif greater importance than tiny other
thing in which you are concerned.
* *    it
Let your little children form the
habit nf answering the call of Nature
each morning before they go to
school. Insist thai they shall pay a
visit tu thc bathroom the hist thing
before   putting   e.n   their   wraps,  This
will help much t' ward oil disease
that cninc from constipation, and it
also Forms a habit which is of incalculable benefit to thein till their lives.
* *   *
Visit the scheee.1 at least twice each
term; talk with the teacher and encourage hcr in every way you can to
co-operate with yuu in laying the
foundation not only nf a "book" education, but of an education in good
morals and good sense.
Hints to Housewives
If cut flowers from the florist's or
garden are placed as soon as possible
in cold water in which a little mild
snap has been dissolved, making suds,
they will keep fresh much longer than
usual, and will even freshen up wonderfully if they have already drooped.
Also if otic wishes to keep roses in
but for some time, a soft thread
should he tied snugly around the
Intel, and when ready for use. even
though several days after picking, thc
ruse will be found as snug a bud
as when first tied up, and, moreover,
it will not shatter as soon as ordinarily.
A good sized piece of common
news-paper wadded in the hand beats
all for rubbing tip the kitchen stove.
When frying bacon put a teaspoonful of Orleans molasses in the pan.
The bacon then comes out crisp,
brown, sweet and devoid of that
strong flavor which usually characterizes  it.
If your flour is not first class make
the bread this way, and no one will
Saved by Kipling
Kipling, thc poet of the Empire,
saved a man in Toronto from gaol
the other day. It was in the police
court. Col. Denison was on the
throne'when thc name of Victor S.
Mendnff was called. A broken-down
somewhat pathetic figure was Men-
doff, as he pleaded guilty to stealing
some articles from a fellow-roomer.
But the light of a better manhood
momentarily returned, and (here was
more than simply words when he explained with pride and dignity : "I
was a member nf the Royal Marines,
and have three good conduct badges."
The Colonel heard the remark, hut
after a searching, skeptical look, said
shortly, "ten days." Then it was that
the fine baritone voice of Crown Attorney  Corley  broke  into  Kipling:
"A blooming hermaphrodite
Soldier  and  sailor, too.
Hut tn stand and bc still
Tn the   Birkenhead  drill
Is a d   tough billet  to chew;
I'.ut   they   dune  it���
Mis  Majesty's   soldiers   and    sailors,
Every word seemed to bring thc
military magistrate some recollection.
Let us supply you with  the requirements of the season.
Water Cans, Hose, Garden Tools
The hot weather is coming.    Don't forget that we carry a full line
of Screen Doors and Windows.
Dealer in  Stoves,  Ranges and Kitchen Utensils
Phone Coll. 19
i SfSTf*
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. G. Smith. C. P. * T. A.
Phone :   Sey. 8134
W. E. Duperow, G. A. P. D
527 Granville Street
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route to the���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W.  BRODIE,  Gen. Pass  Agent. Vancouver.
The Terminal Steam Navigation Co.
SS. 11AKAMIIA leaves 9.15 a.m. daily.
Sundays at 1U.30 a.m., for Bowen Island
direct, calling at Blndleyi, ICagle Cliff
and Invercraig. (Are.il Island, Mon.,
Wed.  and  Sat.  only).
SS.  nOWKNA leaves at 9.15 a.m. daily,
Sundays at 10.30 a.m., for Porteau, Drit-
tania   Mines,   Hill   Creek   and   Newport.
float  leaves  Newport  3.30  p.m.,   arriving
in  Vancouver at 7.15 p.m.
SS. URITANNIA leaves at 9.15 o.m.
daily, Sundays at 10,30 a.m., for Great
Northern Cannery, Caulfields, Eagle Harbor, Fisherman's Bay and Bowen Island,
Wed. and Sat. at 2 p.m., and 6.30 p.m.
daily, except Tuesdays and Fridays.
Phone Seymour 6330
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.  Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thome   Metal   Store  Front  Bars,   Bevelling   and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
With the last words lie was sitting
upright with his chest thrown mit.
Suddenly he leaned uver the desk.
and, looking at the prisoner, issued
a staccato command : "You go, bul
stick tee the red, white and blue."
So Kipling freed Victor S. Men-
doff, late of the British Navy, from
the cells. The old mariner walked
out of court with some of his old-
time alertness. He had got another
What Impressed Him
In Cheshire they are telling a story
of an old farmer who made a trip
intei Liverpool the other week to see
King Georgt and Queen Mary. On
his return he was asked how he had
got e,n, and he was loud in his praise
of the Royal visitors. "An,' man,"
lie milled, "I got a gran' dinner in a
shop for tenpence. Thc bill was a
shillin', but I found tuppence lyin' on
the tablecloth when I sat down."
Geo. B. Howard
Phones   Sey.
4634 4635
Week   Commencing   Monday,   September 15
A Charming and Picturesque Romance
Matinees, Wednesdays and Saturdays
382 JOYCE STREET 5 doors from B.C. Electric Station
We beg to announce that we have ..pencil a first-class Millinery
St.jrc at the above address, and guarantee that we sell yeeu exactly
the same hats, feir much less money, or st least 2U per cent., than are
-. ,1<1 at the big stores In Vancouver. The reason why we can do this
RENT and buy direct from the English tnul French manufacturers,
Please inspect our stock before buying elsewhere.
Mi-- Rosa Knight is in charge; she has had ten years' experience
in English ami Canadian millinery establishments.
Our nearest branch store is at 3539 Commercial Street, Cedar Cottage,
two minutes' walk from B.C. Electric Station
Suits From $13 to $25
Positively equal to any American Suits that are priced from $25
to $55; perfect workmanship, style and lit absolutely guaranteed.
Suit or Dress Lengths of Old Country manufactured cloths sold
as required. Your own Suit Lengths made up for $12. We sell at
Old Country prices, plus freight and duty.
Monday, September 8, we opened our store at 5653 VICTORIA
ROAD, for Pressing, Cleaning, Repairing, etc.
H.   H.  DEAN,  Proprietor
Cor. 26th AVE. AND MAIN ST.
Matinees  Wednesday  and  Saturday
fp^  PtflV HOUSES-
Empress Theatre
Me---rs.   Lawrence  &   Sandusky  are
reaping in overflowing patronage the
reward of their enterprise in securing Victoria Cross' famous dramatized novel "Life's Shop Window" feer
production  at the  Empress  Theatre
this week.     . he piece litis been lavish-
Ij  staged, every one of the four sets
being tine examples of stage craft,
that ol the third act, showing a rocky
pas* in the fe,..thills ni the Rockies
lieing one "i the finest sittings ever
put eel! a local stage. The acting all
round has been notable fnr its even
excellence, one of the most ne,lice-
able   features  'ef  the   Lawrence  Cotii-
I pany'a performances being the team
work,  so  te.   -pe-ak, with  no apparent
i efforts to crowd into the spotlight on
wreck, fairly bits them out of their
seats at times. Those whei witnessed
Mr. Lawrence's masterly delineation
��� if Hannock, the drug-crazed fiend
of "The City." can realize how the
character of John Schuyler will fit
him, anil Mamie Leone will be admiral. I) suited tei that unmoral creature, "The Vampire." Little BonitS
bemmeni, the wonderful child actress,
will have an important role in "A
Fool There Was." Their support
will be all that could be desired, and
the- piece will be staged exactly as in
the Hilliard production. The mechanical force al the Empress has been
hard til wurk for two weeks past on
the heavy and elaborate settings required.   The original incidental music
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Gore Ave.        LLllVlI    1\ i-JkJkJ            Sey. 3907
Lawrence ft Sandusky, Lessees
Week of September 15
Matinees Wed. and Sat
The   Del.  S   Lawrence
Stock  Company
Maude   Leone
In  Robert Hilliard's Wonderful  Play
Dramatized  from  Kipling's  Immortal Poem "The Vampire"
Prices 25c and 50c                            Matinees 25c An\) Sea
Week   of   September   15
"Happy- Ahearn's- Seven Wheelmen"
The largest  comedy   bicycle   act   in
Roland   West's
"Who Was He?"
With Harry Fenwick, Mary Hampton
Cato  Keith
The Village Choir
A  regular  old-fashioned  choir
Other Big S. & C. Acts
Prices 15c 25c, 35c, and 50c
Two Shows Nightly, 7:30 and 9.15
Matinee daily 3 p.m.
Unequalled      Vaudeville      Muni      Pantafai
SHOW STARTS-2.45. 7.15. end �� Mn.
Week of  September   15
Season's  prices :   Mat.   15c���Evening
15c and 25c
Three   Shows   Daily,   Matinee   2:45,
Evening 7:15 and 9:15
YOU can get any amount from the
International Importing  Company
Bottlers of Cascade, B. C. Export   and  Bohemian
90S  Dominion  Trust  Building,   Vancouver,   B. C.
Telephone. :    Office B49J.   Worki <M3.     Worka ��MS.    Worki ��17��	
Clifford Alexander, at the  Empress   Theatre
the part of individuals. It ha- lint'
a notable performance Of tin excellent play,  well  worth  seeing.
For next week, commencing Monday, September 15, another dramatic
feasl is promised in a splendid pro-
duction of Robert Hilliard's great
immortal poem "The' Vampire,"
which presented under the title- "A
Pool There Was," with the author in
the leading male role, has proven one
.ef the in..st extraordinaryly successful of recent season plays. Kipling,
tis most of our readers are aware, derived the inspiration eii his remarkable poem from Philip Burns-Jones'
famous painting also styled "The
Vampire" and the play thorough!)
realizes the wonderful picture and
poem. There is something in this
play of vice ami virtue that litis a
compelling interest. Gripping anil
ripping only partially describe it���intensely real, it holds the audience in
tt liim grip and in the gradual working
..ut ni Schuyler's physical and moral
used  will  also  be
a   feature   of   this
Avenue Theatre
William Dnwlan, the new leading
man at the Avenue Theatre, has
jumped into immediate popularity, by
his artistic and masterly portrayal ol
Jack Frobisher in "The Wall- ot
JiTicliee." hi which he opened on Mon-
elny evening. Mr. Dowlan is a romantic actor nf the modern school and
his capable wmk in this piece gives
ample  evidence  of  his  ability.
Next week he will share the honors with Mi-- Beyers in the charming tind picturesque romance, "A
Royal family." in which Annie Rus-
-.11. Vincent Serano and an all-star
cast appeared a tew season's ago.
This will be the tirst production "i
this great play in Vancouver and
great interest will centre about it for
the reason that it is said to be the
life story of the present governor-
general of Canada.
Imperial  Theatre
"When Knighthood was in Flower,"
termed rightfully the best romantic
play of tt decade, will be the attraction furnished by the Isabelle Fletcher Players at thc Imperial Theatre
for the week beginning Monday next.
This compelling -le.ry eif Mary Tudor, the little- princess "Iin caused
such havoc among tin- hearts of the
attachees nf the court nf Henry VIII
Miss Fletcher's company will have
an ideal opportunity of displaying
prowess in the line e.i' an historical
costume lill and every member will
li.- easl ti. gn al in the compelling role- which go to wurk ��� .nt
the plol of "When Knightl 1 Wain Flower." Ernest Glover and thc
mechanical staff of the Imperial will
furnish a  production  of rare beauty.
Monday evi nine w ill be benefit
night for the committee who has
charm- of tin St. Paul's Hospital
work for the Royal Margurita Society, Matinees will bc given on Thursday and  Saturday tit bat-fain price-.
Orpheum  Theatre
The largest  comedy bicycle acl  in
audeville   will   headline  the  coming
week's   offering    at
I Theatre. It is called
Seven Wheelmen,"
whom is an expert
I a  comedian.    They
���razirst     conglomer;
the     (Irpheum
'1 lappy Ahearn's
every one of
"bike" riele-r anil
will show the
ition     of     freak
lhe ceetihl appreciate his own discdrn-
fiture, and he used often to tell the
story as follows:
As we steamed into Boston harbor, a Xew England gentleman ex-
Iplained to tne tin- points eef interest
iin the surrounding scenery. Up to
that time I had never read any good
work upon the War i.i the Revolution. In those daj s i',u Englishmen
knew- much about American War of
Independence bey.nel the fact that
we had g'-t the- w..t-.-! iif it. I had of
course, heard of Bunker Hill, .-mil in
a vague way. I hail imagined it was
une- nf ibe vii tories thai our old c-<>1-
onists had won over us. When mv
Vmerican friend, therefore, waved his
hand solemnly toward the hill and
called my attenti m I - the moaument
upon it. I tint wishing t.. iliu�� my
ignorance of American history, said
with a'sigh that was intended to express my -'.rn w im- our defeat upon
that  historic  occasion:
"Ah. that ��a- a dreadful elisnster
for us!"
In tm instanl I r,-aiize-el how absolutely I hail pul my foot in it. for he
replied politely:
"I lug your pardon, -ir. Hunker
Hill w;.- a  victory inr the English."
I have never telt more completely
���-hut up" in my hi- May I venture
to heipe that tlu- English boys nf today are better instructed in American
history  than  thej   were in  the days
Mr. Charles Ayres, at the   Imperial  Theatre
Mr. William C. Dowlan. the talented   young romantic actor,  in
Family." at th e Avenue Theatre
���A  Royal
wheels ever assembled "ii the hecal
stage. The comedians utilize every
conceivable form of bike locomotion
tei gain laughs, which they have been
getting tib'tig the circuit.
Am ether comedy, t.i be thc added
feature attraction, will be that eif R.i-
land West's "Wh.< Was He?" performed by a triumvirate of former
legitimate players, Harry Fenwick,
Mary Hampton and Cato Keith. Tbe
piece is freun the pen eef Charles II.
Tile Village Choir, a quartette of
mixed voices, constitute a regular old-
fashioned choir. The quartette is
composed nf Messrs. Shute and
Thrasher ami the Misses Edith
Warner tnul Ida Kerr.
A Seattle girl. Nina Payne, now a
singing and 'lancing comedienne, will
he ti feature of tlie coming week's
bill. Mi-- Payne appeared here two
years ago iu "La Somnambule," a big
pantomime spectacle, in which she
danced in the leading position. Kelly
ami Calvin arc a pair of eccentric
giggle makers who are hound tei kick
a ruffle in "Old Mr. Gloom" during
their stay.
Two hurly-burly tumblers. George
Schreck and Mabel Percival, will offer an act said to contain a number
e.f  acrobatic  absurdities.
when I was a schoolboy and wore a
jacket, anil was not allowed pockets
in my trousers lest 1 should keep my
battels  in  them.
Gardens   Blossom   at   Gladstone   Inn
Through   the     artistic     efforts     of
mine host. H. G. Brown, the grounds
surrounding  tbe  Gladstone   Inn  have
I been  made   into  a  real    fairy    park.
j Flowers   bloom   in   great   banks   and
I the  roses at   the  Gladstone ranch are
remarkable   for  their  beautiful   luxuriance.    Mr.  Brown is also  achieving
wonders in his vegetable garden.    He
has potatoes over there that outrank
the  best   specimens  ni  the   Ashcroft
and   Ladner   tubers.    In   the  garden
is  a   remarkable   arbour   of   thc   vines
.if the vegetable marrow.
Paving on Kingsway. by the Glad-
stone Inn. is progressing, and next
summer, with the broad, smooth bitulithic boulevards completed, the
grounds will charm the eye of tbe
throngs who will move over that interurban thoroughfare likely to achieve  an   international   reputation.
How Lord Wolseley Was Caught
The late Field-marshal. Lord Wolselcy. was a well-read soldier as well
as an able one; but on his first visit
to Boston, some fifty years ago, he
was neatly caught when he tried to
conceal his ignorance of American
history. Being naturally honest, in
spite of that harmless bit of pretence,
What We Should Do
Four  things a man must learn
to do
If  he  would  make  his  record
To    think    without    ceinfusion
Tei love his fellow-men sincerely
To  act   from   honest   motives
To   trust   in   God   and   heaven
���H.  J.  Van  Dyke. EIGHT
Phone: Fair. 326       4518 Main St.
Why Go With
the Bunch
Down  town  to  play  Billiards and
Pool, when wc have a more up-to-
date and sanitary billiard and poolroom in South Vancouver ?
Latest and most improved tables at
4209 Main  Street
Near 26th Avenue
Bicycles Repaired
We repair all makes of bicycles,
and stock a full line of parts and
See our special $3* English
bicycle with all accessories.
Bicycles for rent.
The "Samson" Cycle
Corner   Union   and   Dunlevy   Sts.
Vancouver,  B.  C.
1   'a   I      t   i,MOUR*l JOO
Special Rates to Municipal Hall
and other South Vancouver
4132   MAIN   STREET
Greater Vancouver  Specialists
R. G. Simm, Manager
Phone: Fair. 807 4132 Main St.
Kitchen and Builders' Hardware, etc.
Cor. 51st Ave. ft Main St.
Vancouver,  B.C.
General Merchants
Stutr.ping Powder  Our  Specialty
Phone:     Fraser  100 46th  Ave.  4   Mair
Reeve & Harding, Props.
Real Estate, Loans, Insurance
Houses  Rented Rents  Collected
4609 Main St. Phone: Fair. 783
Suite 307 Lee Building (Cor. Bread-
way and  Main)
Vancouver, B. C.
Office hours :  1.30 to 5.30
Consultation  Free
Qr^$Po<mNe arena
There i~ little chance eef the challenging Armstrong lacrosse team lin-
tiif the Mann cup e,n their present
jaunt at least, feir on Saturday last
ihe V. A. C. boys vanquished them
iii the opening same by a score of 16
goals to -'. thereby ��ettitiK at rot any
eieeubt that mi^lii have esisted as tei
the strength of the present holders.
They played fine lacrosse after the
iir-t  quarter on  Saturday, and with
tt defence practically impregnable and
���i.i alert home who leiok advantage
eif every opportunity, lhe greenshirtl
just registered apparently at will.
The result was a surprise to almost
everyone. In the lirst period the challengers appeared as though they
would give the local boys a hard run
f.ir the trophy if 'hey did not lift it.
They outscored the champions two
for one. but that ended their chances.
Tbe club boys rushed in just fifteen
consecutive goals commencing at the
second period, and had neet time been
Phrenology and Palmistry
(Formerly of Montreal}
SOS   Granville   Street,   Cornc-   Robian
Hours:  10 a.m. tnt 9 p.m
Beaver Transfer Co.
Furniture, Piano Moving and
all sorts of teaming done.
Calls from any part of Vancouver or South Vancouver
will receive our closest attention.
All orders promptly attended
Experienced Ladies' & Gent's
Corner Fifty-sixth and Fraser
Ladies' or  Gent's Suits, $25 up
called  when  it   was,  they would  have
added  several  meere.
11 was lack of team-play that sent
the visitors down to such an overwhelming defeat, while a smooth
working attack accounted feer many
t.i'lie.-   In   tin   champions.
Geo. Jones
Lame and Interfering horses will
receive special care and attention.
All kinds of hand-made shoei, running shoes, running plates, toe
plates,  etc.
All horses entrusted to me will receive every  care and attention.
571 Beatty Street
J. B. Todrick      T. A. Prentice
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Central Park, B.C.
Phone Collingwood 13 R
Representatives for the Cale>
donian Insurance Company,
oldest-Scottish insurance office,
founded 1805, and also the
Rochester German Insurance
Company, of New York. All
business trusted to us receives
prompt attention. Don't wait
till fire comes and then wish
you   ad seen us.   See us now.
for  stores,   offices  and  residences
C. H. Jones & Son
Manufacturers of the
"Pioneer Brand"
Tents, Awnings and Canvas Goods
Phone Seymour 740
Again the old saying that "match
well made is half won" conies to the
fore in the negotiation! between
Freddie Webb, liritish lightweight
champion, and Willie Ritchie, world's
title holder, for their twenty-round
world's championship battle in this
city on the afternoon eif September
21). 1913.
lu this case, the generalship of
Harry Pollok, Welsh's manager,
stands out strongly throughout the
entire history of the match. Pollok
appears to have carried almost every
point, despite the fact that he was
handling a challenger instead of a
Pollok put Welsh at a low weight,
tind then allowed him to build up to
142 pounds before starting active
work. On the basis of the low
weight actually made by Welsh, Pollok insisted upon the battle being
stageil at 133 pounds, and forced
Ritchie, lightweight champion, to ask
for a higher poundage,
Ritchie came here with Eddie
Graney in mind as the third man in
the   ring.     Pollok   absolutely   refused
to accept Graney, but did not make
his decision known until Ritchie was
in Vancouver and lhe men were prepared t" draw off articles. Then
Pollok forced thc Ritchie interests tei
name Jim Griffin, who, with Riddy
Bishop, of Taeoma, formed the two
Pollok  steeod  ready  to accept.
Finally came the moving picture
rights. Pollok had his mind all made
up several weeks ago regarding the
exploitation of the pictures, in which
Welsh owns 30 per cent. However,
he stalled along, keeping Ritchie on
thc anxious seat for the last week,
only signing the picture contracts
and posting his final forfeit of $3,750
last night. During the entire week
Ritchie has been haunting the offices
of the club, keeping engagements
made by Pollok as late as ten o'clock
at night, while Welsh has been cpiiet*-
ly training and getting his regular
sleep. As a result, Ritchie is at least
a week late in starting his training,
and Welsh, instead of being looked
upon as the under-dug, appears to
have a first-class chance to enter the
ring in better shape than the world's
did bowling power, Blythe standing
tirst among the bowlers, taking 131
wickets feer an average of less than 15
runs. Fielder also ranks high among
the bowlers, while Weiolley stands
fourth in the batting averages, with
an average of 49 runs for 40 innings
Australia's   touring   cricketers   wil
play  a  two-day   natch  in  Vancouvei
on   September   19 antl  20 eer   Septcm
ber 22 and 23, if the sporting frater
nity of the  city  will  contribute  to r
fund   to   guarantee   them   $4(X).     Mr.
Nicholson,     a     prominent     Victoria
i cricketer,  who  is  handling    the    arrangements   for   the   tourists   on   this
lend, came  up  from  the  Capital  City
land     interviewed     some     prominent
members of the Vancouver clubs, who
I assured him thai they would do everything possible  to raise  the guarantee
asked for by the famous team.
There are hundreds of followers of
cricket in Vancouver who are particularly anxious to watch the Australians, and it is to be hoped that the
| local cricketers will be able to raise
the necessary guarantee to bring the
tourists here. The Australians will
sail from Vancouver on their return
trip on October 1. They have met
all of the best teams in America and
have tunic through with a maginfi-
cent record. On several occasions
they have met and tlefeated teams
ee imposed of 18 players.
One of the finest racing plants in
Canada, costing considerably e,ver
$100,000, will be in operation in Victoria next year, according to Secretary George Fraser, of the Victoria
Country Club. Plans are mew being
secured for the laying out of the new
track and tilt club directors have secured a twenty-one year lease on one
of the finest farms em the island.
The following motion reinstating
soccer players was passed by the provincial executive of the Amateur Athletic Union Saturday night last.
"All applications for reinstatement
which have been received have been
passed upon and are now eligible to
ci mpete in the Amateur League.
| Further that all applications for
reinstatement up to the date of the
anntlal meeting, which may have been
endorsed by the local boards will also
be granted  reinstatement.
"It is further agreed that any violation of the amateur laws will be
dealt with strictly in accordance with
the constitution."
Water Works Department
Water for garden sprinkling will only be
allowed between the hours of 8 and 9 a.m.
and 7 and 9 p.m. on the following rates :���
Up to 33ft. lot, |2.50 for season
Up  to  66ft.   lot,  $5.00  for  season
Anything over 66ft. to be specially rated by
the Superintendent. These rates are net,
payable in advance at the Water Works
Office,   Municipal  Hall.
Any person using water for this purpose
without a permit leave themselves liable to
having the water shut off without further
Notice is also given that at a meeting of
the Fire, Light and Water Committee it was
decided that seven days' grace be allowed
ratepayers to pay tax for garden sprinkling,
after which date water used for this purpose
and for which rates have not been paid will
be turned off.
��� Water  Works   Superintendent.
Officials of the Commercial Athletic Club of Grandview hehl the
lirst tourney of the season, Friday
night. Eleven boxing and two wrestling bouts were arranged, among thc
athletes competing being Al Hatch,
Jack Harrison, Billy Soules, Charles
Olsen, Frank Urqunart, Stanley Clements. West Porman, Harry Hatch
and Bud Soules. Frank Barrieau re-
fereed the boxing and Barney Goss
looked after the wrestling .
Much  Ontario  Peat  Being  Sold  for
About 1,000 tons of peat from the
plant at Alfred, Ont., will be sold in
Ottawa this winter. The price of
this commodity to Ottawa people
will probably bc $5 per ton.
The government three years ago as
an experiment, installed a plant there
that had proved most successful in
Europe and turned out thirty tons a
day. Lat:r the government sold
their portion of the bog to private
interests who have installed improved
Two years ago peat from Ibis bog
was Bold here and found a ready
By analysis one ton of bard coal
goes tis far as one and three-quarters
of petit, but by" actual practice this is
not lite case for much is lost in the
coal by combustion and in the escaping eef half-burned clinkers, whereas
in petit the combustion is almost complete and the substance is burned
pway to a line ash.
Canada has 37,000 square miles of
known peat bogs constituting a potential national asset of enormous
wealth. Four bogs within a few miles
of Ottawa examined by government
experts, are estimated to contain
over 25,000,000 tons  of  fuel.
Surely there can be no happiness
in the world like the happiness that
conies to the woman who can be
made happy by the happiness of
others. Surely there is no joy in all
the world tei be compared for one
moment to the exquisite delight which
we all know when we sink self for
the  blessings  of  others.
South  Vancouver  Licensed
Goddard & Son Ltd.
'Duncan Bldg."     123 Pender St. W.
Season's Millinery
We have to announce to the ladies of Collingwood and
STYLES in latest designs and at most reasonable prices.! ^ZZ
Trimmings in every shade and variety to suit the individual taste.
The largest stock in the district of General Dry Goods,
Gents' Furnishings, Rubber Goods, Boots and Shoes, Milliners' and Dressmakers' sundries.
(James   Brinnen, proprietor)
Vancouver vs. Spokane
Summer Season at Minoru Park
Seven Races Daily
550���Thoroughbreds in Action���550
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.
fl Its notable durability makes it more econo- ���
mical than any other paving.
fl The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
���1 Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
LjJfcjUIW ��Vi* h^i,^
"���'j.p/^V i
plppt/   pj
, ���
Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
714-717 Dominion Trust Bldg. Vancouver, B. C.
Phone :   Seymour 7130
We  deliver to family
trade in South Vancouver
A.  L. Amiel
Hamilton Bros,
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Office Phone:   FRASER 19
Residence Phone:    FRASER 25
(Day or night) TEN
Ratepayers' Associations and
Merchants' and Tradesmen's Clubs
Their Use and Abuse
A Paper Read at the Collingwood and District Business Men's
Association by W. H. Kent
Mr Chairman, Gentlemen,���In
bringing before you a few ideas on
iln necessity and value eii ratepayers
clubs .mel association! and dealing aL
��.., in a very brief manner with the
work "i such an association as our
own, I shall present
original ideas; 1  shall
standard of quality ->e, that British
goods have a reputation all over the
world. The nation fi shopkeepers
bas founded hospitals, schools and
benevolent institutions "i every kind,
thus showing that trade was followed
i particularly j not only for (in: purpose of amassing
I  think, only wealth, l>nt feer the g I eii humanity
be putting into words thoughts which Whenever the hospital lias to lie built,
must at various times have passed L church erected, a scholarship found-
through  the  minds  ni  many ol  our
members.    There  is  an  <>ltl    laying |	
that "what is everybody's business,
is nobody's business," anel although
t lie Well-being eel eetir a s si ii- ia ti' m concerns every eme- of us, although each
one desirei to see our little society
play an important part in the building up of the community there is the
usual  lack  nt  initiative.
Every one seems inclined to hope j
and expect that "somebody" will do i
"something" to make the influence of
this association felt, and so, by leaving tu others to do that which one
should start to do oneself, thereby
ensues a condition of apathy which
results in poorly attended meetings
and a very bare agenda of business
when we dei get together. Mr. Chairman, Gentlemen, we must wake up!
There must be an end tti this con-
dition nl indifference. Each man
must feel it his duty to make this
association a success, to make its influence felt for thc benefit of our district. Feeling this necessity to "make
up" and do something I venture to
ask your attention tonight, and I
trust that at future meetings, other
members more able than myself will
also give their opinion on matters of
interest to all of us and that all meetings may be well attended and marked by lively interest.
Had I had the time to delve pretty
deeply into the excellent books collected in this library and dealing with
social t|itenlions I could give you
abundant proofs that societies such
as ours have the interest and merit
of antiquity. 1 will not go so far back
as the days of Rome and Greece,
where small societies met and listened to the words of wisdom which
fell from the lips of a Socrates or a
Plato. The last named philosopher
in sketching his ideals of a well-governed community, certainly urged cooperation for mutual benefit���or in
other words, this great and learned
man of long ago, may be said to have
expressed approval, in anticipation of
such a society as this.
Leaving the days of the philosophers, and coming to more modern
times, there can be no doubt that London, the great commercial metropolis
of the world, gained its proud posi-
ti.eii by the aiel of associations and
Merchants, men engaged in special
trades and businesses had their coteries or associations, so the silversmiths, the spertacle makers, the
saddlers, the cordwainers (or shoemakers), thc grocers as well as artificers of various kinds had their little
societies which developed into the
great and powerful city companies
embodying wealth anel what proved
move valuable than wealth to Unmaking of a city public spirit and
commercial enterprise. So Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, wc are following
in this association noble examples.
The "KI London societies bred such
men as Sir Richard Whittington, Sir
Thomas Gresham, who founded the
Koyal Exchange and Sir Hugh Mid-
dleton, who gave tei London its splendid  supply of water.
Members of the old city guild were
not content to confine themselves
solely to their own business interest.
They took a broad outlook on life.
They had local patriotism, which
looked to the welfare of the city as a
whole and whatever movement benefitted their city they knew would increase and develop their trade and
benefit thein. So their public spirit
was really good business enterprise
and made them the merchant princes,
wbeesc fame is world wide and will be
enduring. There was eene man poses-
sed by an ambition, that ultimately
led him to destruction, who did not
grasp the real nobility of the trading
spirit. lie sneered at tbe British
people as a nation of shopkeepers, or
Gentlemen, wc tradesmen can accept the description as a high compliment. The money earned in trade
has fed millions by providing as a
rule fairly well paid labor. The nation   of   shopkeepers   has  kept  up  a
li. i "i buildings he saw in the City
of   London   which   In ire   upe.it   their
ineiii tin words "Supported by volun-
tary contributions." Let me alsee.
Gentlemen, allude to the true patriotic ipirit which has ever characterised
the tradesmen class. John Gilpin
was neet e.nly a linen draper���a dry
g li merchant���"eet credit and renown," bin lie was a trained band captain���ready te. shoulder hi> musket
tee guard fii^ native shores. Mr. Punch
touched upon this phase of the tradesman's character when he replied to
Napoleon's meer about tfie nation of
shopkeepers by pointing t'1 the iplen-
eliel manly volunteer! SI "tin lieiv-
w lie e in in 11  the  shop."
Mr. Chairman, I am d'wing my II-
lustrationa from London In tin I Ild
Country, but it must nol be supposed
that  I elei nol recognize   the    same
splendid spirit  existing lu-r,   iii   I!.  (.'.
educational work. So we shall sup-
p.ert our councillor if he is doing
yeHni we.rk for our roads, and all that
tends to our health and comfort. Let
us help eetir children to enjoy healthy
recfeation in e.ur beautiful loCal park
and alsee let us help tee supply them
wit 11 go.,el lectures and good literature to continue the work of education.
These, gentlemen, are ideas 'en the
broad uses of a business nnn'- asso-
Questions of details as te. what is
a benefit to ui in our varioui trades
must be vigilantly watched, constantly brought forward, and amply dis-
cussed at our varioui meetings.
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen, permit me tee continue a few remarks on
the value "i such an aisociation as
this, and again 1 must draw my illustration from ilu- social life eef (In
put upon a wider basis. A corrupt
practices act prevented abuses and
then came the birth and development
of ratepayers and tradesmen's clubs
le. viligantly watch the doings of public men and prevent them abusing the
position in which they had been
placed by thc votes of the people.
Certainly one of thc first and most
important uses of a local association
is to use the In si effort and influence
in get ilu- proper men tei repreienl
them upon our local councils; men
who will gee with a single eye to public duty; men who have no self-interest lo serve, or personal aggranel-
isement to achieve; men wlm are not
bound to a narrow principle of keeping down the taxes at the cost of
public health, or public advancement,
or on the eetlu-r hand; spending the
taxpayers money on fads and fancies;
but  men  of sound business methods,
Valleys of B. C. are  Veritable Vineyards
ed, or any other good work done it is
the shopkeepers tradesmen, manufacturers, who lead off with noble
generosity compile the subscription
list and so it was that when the great
sculptor, Canora, went back to Italy-
after his visit to London he said that
what had pleased him most in his
visit to the metropolis was the num-
That spirit does exist. I want to see
it express itself and this, our little
ass,.eiation will fulfil a good use by
finding a means of expression. |"f
Collingwood has any good work
worthy of commendation, let us' encourage it. Individually and as an
association, so we shall support our
school   trustee   if   he   is   doing  good
Old Country. 1 am informed by Mr.
Bursill, and I take him as an authority on the history of local government, that there was a revival of
interest in the good government of
communities after England had adopted the Municipal Corporation Act
of 1832. The old vestry cliques were
done away with.    Representation was
pledged to sec that the public money
is justly and wisely spent.
Such men may not be easy to find,
and arc not always found, but the
efforts of thc associations should bc
to get the nearest to their ideals.
Thc next duty of a ratepayers' association is to sec that their members
discharge   their  public   duties   to  the
best ot their ability, and if a metnbei
be found lacking ill Iiis work, hi
she.uld fie called to account; but thi
she.uld be done in a calm and re.:
able manner and certainly there
sliemlil  lie an  effort   made to a\   id
pernicious custom which I regret te
-ay is far more apparent here than
in the Old Country���that is the cus-
I'.in of treating a man, the moment
lu-   il  in  office   as  a   target   to  tlir"w
-leines at. This custom of assailing
public men simply because thej are
public men, keeps the better class of
men out e,f public life. The Vane.liver papers are hardly ever without
the report of seime committee of enquiry being held into the conduct m
representative! occupying honorable
positions, e.r the conduct of
public  officials.
I   regret  te. say  thai  such  enquiries
arc teiee frequently necessary. Every
one must have read with extreme
pain the scathy report of Judge Alexander een the Vancouver School
Trustees,    ��� Gentlemen,   an   ounce   of
prevention is better than a pound of
cure. Lei such an association as ours
set a high standard for public life and
these   enquiries   so   humiliating   and
expensive,  will   not   be   needeel.
Let us neit fe.erget, however, Mr.
Chairman, that when we do succeed
in getting the right kind eif man onto
our public bodies that it is our duty
tee strengthen and support them in
any laudible efforts they may make
for  the  public  welfare.
Such an association as ours has
also a very useful function in training men to take an active part in local matters, in business social and
even political life, though of course,
polities arc outside thc scope of our
Such an association as ours may
be like a local parliament, a cradle
for some useful public man. Joseph
Chamberlain gained his experience
in such an association as this, and
deitibtk-ss the experience of various
members could supply many other in
Having mentioned the name of
Joseph Chamberlain I would like to
quote from him the opinion that a
tradeamans' club has great moral
weight and value if it vigilantly watches public conduct and public expenditure. Now, Mr. Chairman, there is
another side to the picture. Useful
associations have been constantly
wrecked through running off the
track  into  Imperial   politics.
Let Conservatives and "Grits" work
together for better roads, good lighting, good station accommodation, a
good car service, temperance, and
morality. Let us, in fact, look after
tbe common interests on which we
are all agreed, and leave respective
merits of Borden and Laurier, and
their different naval policies to other
platforms. To quote an old proverb.
"Do not let differences of opinion alter friendships," or prevent co-operation for the common good. But, Mr.
Chairman, in conclusion, I want to
say that the great enemy of such an
association as this, is indifference.
Apathy is as destructive as blight and
mildew. We must be energetic if we
are to live. Let a public body see
that if this association takes a matter up it is going to sec it through.
We must not be carping in our criticism or vindictive in our policy. We
must bc constructive as well as destructive. We must build up as well
as pull down. Gentlemen, we must
increase our numbers. We must make
this association so good that men will
feel it an honor to belong to it. A
small body of earnest men can do
much, but a larger body of equally
earnest men can do more. Let us
then, gentlemen, embrace for our association right and proper principles
so that wc can without hesitation ask
good men tei join us and let ti-, determine that the South Vancouver of
the future, the Greater Vancouver
which is to lie, Shall he able to say
that thc Collingwood and Disirict
Business Men's Association had no
small share in its development and
thc moulding of its destiny.
Gentlemen, iu conclusion, may 1
say that a man's speech is frequently
colored by his environment, 1 speak
to you not in a bare room, but
in a library and these books arc mute
witnesses of the truth of the words,
uttered by thc great statesman, William Ewart Gladstone, who saiel
"Build your village em right lines and
you will ultimately merge into a great
city. A nation is an aggregation of
great cities and the British people to
achieve their great imperial destiny
must begin on the good government
of the humblest village." All history
has gone to prove the wisdom of
those words.
Mr. Kent 111
Mr. W. H. Kent, well known Collingwood business man, has been  indisposed for the past few days.    His
condition is not serious.
4601-3-5 Main Street
Telephone Fairmont  1874


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