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The Greater Vancouver Chinook Aug 24, 1912

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Vol. r, Xo. is
Price 5 Cents
Finance Committee Discusses
J. C. Mc Arthur's Appointment
Acceptance of Point Grey Magistracy Leads to New Arrangement with South Vancouver Council
! le appointment of Magistrate McArthur as temporary police magistral at Point Grey was warmly dis-
ai. el at the Finance Committee on
Tu-   day morning.
Councillor Campbell said be should
sir, igly object to the appointment
anli - Magistrate McArthur consent,
ed i   a reduction of salary.
Councillor Thomas, chairman of the
poll ceimmittee, asked if Mr. Mc-
Artlmr had obtained the permission
ol the Council to accept the Point
Grey appointment.
Reive Kerr, Councillors Elliott and
Third stated that Mr. McArthur
liked them over the telephone if
they had any objection to him accepting the Point Grey appointment, and
they replied that they had no Objection provided it did not inlerfere with
his work in the municipality of South
Vani  -liver.
Councillor Thomas said Mr. MeArlhur did not approach him cither
as a Councillor or as chairman of the
Polici Committee, and he said he con-
lidered it was discourteous, to say the
liait, ieer Mr. McArthur to accept the
ippointment at Point Grey and to allow il to go out to thc press that the
Council had approved of the appointment.
Councillor' Campbell said Mr. MeArlhur had nyt consulted him in regard to the Point Grey appointment.
Personally, he said, he had no ob-
jcctii'ii to Mr. McArthur taking on the
work "f police magistrate at Point
Grey provided he was able to do the
work efficiently in South Vancouver
also. But some time ago, when Mr.
McArthur applied feir an increase of
salary to $125, it was granted on the-
understanding that he was to devote
his whole time to the weirk, and he
(Councillor Campbell) said he sheetthl
strongly object to Mr. McArthur doing the work of the two municipalities unless he was willing to accept a
reduction of salary. He said he was
perfectly agreeable to approve of the
Point Grey appointment if some arrangement ceuild be made to share
the cost between the two municipalities, but he said he was not willing
to continue paying $125 a month for
only part of Mr. McArthur's services.
Councillor Thomas said he, as
chairman of the Police Committee,
had been  simply ignored.
Councillor Third : It may be due
to an oversight on thc part of Mr.
Councillor Thomas : There was no
oversight about it.
Councillors Elliott, Third and the
Reeve stated that they gave their
consent on the understanding that
Mr. McArthur was treating all Councillors alike.
The matter was discussed subsequently in committee, The Council
decided to reduce the magistrate's
salary from $125 to $100 per month
on the ground that as it had been
raised to the former figure earlier, in
consideration of his devoting all his
time to the position, it might reasonably revert to the original amount
now that he was no longer doing so.
A Far-reaching Proposition
An important letter was read to the
Municipal Council on Tuesday, which
ii acted upon- will have far-reaching
effects upon the supply of gas to the
municipality, both for lighting and
cooking purposes. The Northern
l'.ml!' (las and Power Company Ltd.,
trhoie offices are at 791 Granville
Street, wrote stating that the com-
I'lmy had already produced evidence
fur'the Reeve's consideration, stating that they wcre strong enough to
justify their contemplation of a gas
supply, which would eventually cover
lhe ili-tricts between Vancouver and
;i- in cast as Coquitlam. Manager
rhomas, who wrote for the company,
added lhat the company understood
rum conversation with lhe Reeve
that the question of the supply of
?as i"i- South Vancouver would he
brought >'p before the Council, If
this was so, he (the writer) had outside capital ready to finance the enterprise, and give South Vancouver an
up-to-date gas system. He continued :
"Briefly, this company will be satisfied with a franchise along the same
s with the Vancouver Gas Company, and to terminate at thc same
lime, which is only a reasonable
period,  and   thc   municipality   would
jseilir.ely avoid any possible en-
Ungle ments when annexation takes
place, as both companies would be
ItiLui ,| os regards duration of gas-
purcli ise.
"Notwithstanding that the Vancouver Gas Company has been in opcra-
n twenty-five years and covers a
very ettltd territory, much superior
M lh Mart to South Vancouver, the
price barged by the new company
shall not exceed that of Vancouver,
and tl !��� new company will agree to
meet .my reductions made by Vancouve "
"Tl new company will also con-
mi ir, :ill regulations as to location
pipes in tlie public streets, same to
I approved by the cily engineer.
The new company would ask that a
flanse ho inserted in the contract giv-
mS them thc right to sell gas any-
tfieri   outside  the  bounds  of  South
���ncouver, Los Angeles is now sup-
Plyint-- numerous municipalities on a
fee! line 200 miles long."
Th. letter proceeded to say that
"tu 'liver's natural advantages for
Retiring supplies for the raw material fur ^ras rendered it possible to lay
|w foundation of a large system at
rt, this being justified by the
Kttaiu   increase   in   population,   and
it the company would plan t,o sup-
P'V Bas as far east as Coquitlam eventually.
Tin- letter wound  up  with  the in-
"matiein   that   the     company     had
Plenty of capital to carry out its un-
ffttakings and also  to buy  out the
> aneotu-er Gas Company.
The letter was filed for future con-
bi \t"-w post office has been opened
Main Street, corner of Rosenberg,
���r 'ne  convenience  of  residents   in
Particular   district.
It  will  be
jjj"���" as the Grimmett Post Office.
r v McKnight has been appointed
""���master. This is the third ap-
J-'Mment  held  by   Mr.    McKnight.
8 lirst appointment was under the
aac'lonald Government in 1877, the
ecr,nd in  1885, and the    third,    the
es��nt one, under the Borden Gov-
rnnient on August 16, 1912.
Death and Fire Render Family
Last week we recorded the fact
that a man named Frederick Gunter,
aged All, was lying unconscious from
bee slings. He died on Sunday morning in thc hospital from blood poisoning or* hemorrhage. The case Would
be sad if it ended here, but just before the man died Mrs. Gunter's home
on Thirty-third Avenue caught fire
from a lighted candle and was burned
out  before  help arrived.
Mrs. Gunter came with her husband to liritish Columbia about a
year age) from New Brunswick, and
for a time resided at Kitsilano. Three
months ago they moved to South
Vancouver onto a lot on Thirty-
third Avenue East, where Mr. Gunter
had erected a three-room tent, built
partly of wood with a canvas covering. Here they resided with their
five children.- the eldest of whom is a
boy of thirteen years, and thc youngest is hut six months old.
On Saturday nighl. last, after Mrs.
Gunter had retired, thc baby required
attention, and Mrs. Gunter lighted a
candle. As the little one was very
restless she allowed the candle to remain alight, with the result that falling asleep, thc candle burned down
and about 2 a.m. set fire to some article in the tent. Thc fire spread so
rapidly that there was only time for
the family to escape; nothing could
be saved. The mother and children
had to take shelter with kindly neighbors.
After the lire several neighbors set
to work to erect a temporary shelter
for the family, and to this temporary
home came the sad news that the husband and father had passed away in
Ihe General Hospital at an early hour
on   Monday evening.
As slated in another column, a
gentleman has already kindly placed
at Mrs. Gunter's disposal a nice little
cottage, but all her household goods
have gone. Anything given to help
Mrs. Gunter and her five children to
get together a home r.ill again verify the truth of the statement that
"kiml hearts arc more than coronets."
A  Slip  in  Central  Park Well
Water Superintendent Mullett submitted a report to thc Municipal
Council committee on Monday in
which he stated that the casing of
the Central Park well had broken at
a depth of 300 feet, and that it would
be impossible to make the well any
deeper unless a smaller bore was
made, The report also stated that
thc Victoria Road well has been sunk
to a depth of 375 feet, but no great
quantity of water has been found.
During the past two weeks 132 services have been installed, making a
total of 6,400 altogether.
Makes Favorable Report
Mr. H. A. Robinson, staff inspector
of the Vancouver branch of the B. C.
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals, has just completed a four
days' inspection tour throughout the
municipality, and he reports having
found everything satisfactory. All
the animals inspected, with one exception, were in good condition and
well cared for. The owner of the exception has been summoned to appear at the police court.
Investigation   is   Resumed
Before  Commissioner Crehan
H. B. A. Vogel and Architect Bowman Questioned as to Methods
of  School   Board   Procedure
Our pen picture Ihis week is of Mr.
Clement, civil engineer eif lhe municipality of South Vancouver. He received his appointment last March.
Mr. Clement was born in Niagara,
Ontario, where his forefathers had
come to reside ill lhe year 17X3. During the War of Independence they
remained loyal to the liritish cause,
and being strong loyalists, rather
than remain under a Kepublician
Government they migrated from Illinois to Canada.
Receiving his schooling at thc High
School and university in Ontario he
graduated in 18X9. Entering the civil
engineer's office, he remained there
for fifteen years, for four of which he
had charge of the pavement and mails.
while for four years he had charge "I
thc sewers. In 1905 he received the
appointment of chief engineer in
Vancouver. During his tenure of office there he opposed lhe building of
septic tanks. That his judgment
was correct was afterwards borne- out
by the finding of thc Royal Commission appointed in Great Britain.
In 1908 he changed the sewer system then in vogue, which was a separate system emptying into False
Creek. He also made up a report e.n
a combined system.
In South Vancouver he will find
plenty of work for his talents and
resourcefulness. Though only appointed last March, already Ilis work
is  beginning  to  manifest  itself.    W'e
I are now beginning to yet permanent
[macadamised roads in many   of    thc
principal   avenues    and   only   settling
down   to  tlu- really  scri'eiis  engineering difficulties.    Previously very few
problems of a serious nature occurred,  the  we,rk  being chiefly  the  cut-
ling .ei  r.,ai|s and  lanes  through  the
bush,      Many   mistakes    occurred    in
those early 'lays in the grades, which
.will   have-   to   Ih-   rectified   now.     The
I adoption eef a sewer system feir South
Vancouver  cannot  be     much     longer
delayed       When    this   is    undertaken
he-   will   have   his   hands   full.     Then
a commencement must be made with
the- permanent block pavement of
Main Street, Westminster Road,
Fraser Avenue ami  Victoria    Road.
Cement sidewalks, within a few
months, will require to be laid at
Cellar Cottage, alsee at 25th Avenue-
Prior lei this the Council will find it
necessary to make up their minds as
lo what they arc going to do in regard tei gas anil electricity, see that
provisions f<>r the laying down of such
can bc made accordingly. There is
also ahead another very serious en-
gineering problem���that is, in tlu-
bringing in eef a fresh water supply.
Mr. Clement is of a quiet, retiring
disposition, ami is held in the highest
estimation both by tin- Council and
the other officials. His family, wh"
arc at present on a holiday in the
East, will make- their permanent
liomc in South Vancouver ai an
early  elate.
Extensions to Street Railway
Lines in South Vancouver
Important Announcement Made by Reeve Kerr to Members
of the Council���Increased Transportation Facilities
Mr. Chalmers Murray, who has
been connected with the advertising
department of "The Chinook," left
on Wednesday for Alberta.
For some weeks past we have
hinted that important tramcar extensions were under consideration, ami
at Monday's Board of Works meeting Reeve Kerr made an announcement which will have far-reaching
effects em transportation facilities in
South Vancouver. Thc 1!. C. E. R.
are nothing if neet enterprising, and
the Reeve, who had an interview with
Mr. I-'. R. Glover, general executive-
assistant of the 11, C, E. R. Company,
stated thai Mr. Glover hail assurcil
him that important extensions would
be made al an early date. The mailer came up again at the Council
meeting on Tuesday, when the following resolution was carried : "That
the   Clerk  be  instructed  to  write  to
the li. C  E. R. Company, making i";
mal request for ilu- extension "i tin
car  lines  in  the  following   Street!  un
elcr   the   terms  of  the   tramway   franchise agreement of January 19, 1909
I In   Victoria  Drive from ��rd  Avenue
(Wilson   Road)  i" 56th  Avenue; on
fraser Street from 59th Avenue I Pag(
Reeaell to River R.ea,l; .en Coi mi' ���
cial Drue from Vancouver Westminster track tu Victoria Drive, thence
ah.iig Victoria Drive le. Wi stminster
The Reeve's statement concerning
his interview with Mr. Glover was
received with much gratification bj
the Council, ami the announcement
will he read with keen interest by
those living on thc routes concerned.
When   Commissioner     Crehan     rc-
lurrted his enquiry    on    Wednesday
interning  the attendance,  outside   wit-,
ii, ��� is  summoned,   was  very    small.
\fter Je.sepli  Brookshaw, foreman in i
'Ward   IV, had  spoken  as  to  the  use
eif   Municipal   powder,
Mr.  Thomas  Houston   was   sworn, i
II,- stated that at one time he rented
the-   old   schoolroom   'en   Main   Street |
from   Mr.   Ferguson,  not   from   the'
i Scheie,1 Hoard.    There was a lodge to
which   he   belonged,   and   the   lodge j
re-nte-el the old schoolroom from  Mr. ,
Ferguson,   anel   later   the-   room   was
Used   i',,r   religious     purposes      with
the- permission of  the  lodge.    Neither
lie: nor his firm of Grcenslade & llous- i
tein ever received any commission  for
renting the-  roe,m.     There-  was  also a
rexmi use-el feir sch<>e>l purposes in the1
"hi   post   office   block,   but   he:   knew
nothing about that.
Mr. Greenslade was next called, anil
| said that in 1909 and 1910 he- was a
; school trustee, and as the trustees
were short of school room at South
Hill, he offered the use of a reioin
lor school purposes in his block. He
'iffe-re-il te, lend lhe room free of
charge, but the trustees would not
accept the use of it without paying
The Commissioner pointed out that
ih.- minutes eif ilu- Board showed that
In- hail offered tin- room rent free,
bui afterwards there- were- payments
made, and tin- Commissioner said it
I seemed curious that he, as a trustee-.
should have received money from
the Board,
Mr. Greenslade was Ms,, question
eel about the clearing "f thc South
Hill school site by a man named
Warner anel another named Gascoin.
He could noi remember tin- details.
He- was a member of the Hoard in
1909, and remembered lhat the tender e,f a man named Griffith- was
I turned down, because���though his
le-nih-r was the lowest���he- would nol
hind himself t" complete the work in
iln- linn- stipulated.
Commissioner  Crehan :    Wc  would
not sign tin- contract?
Well,  thai   clears   thai   up.
Why   Was   Lowest   Tender   Turned
Questioned in regard to a tender
of Patterson ei Cocroft. which was
accepted on the- motion of Mr. Green
slaelc, though it wa- ii"i the lowest,
Mr. Greenslade saiel he could not remember- the details of all that took
place 'luring his trusteeship,
Commissioner Crehan said that
though the Hoard was not compelled
lee accept the leewest or any tender,
they ought tu be able- tei give satisfactory reasons when they did nol
'I"  SO.
Witness ; Well, there were so many
leiulers and se> many contracts that
it is difficult to remember all the
Commissioner Crehan: There arc
������" many contracts awarded tee this
linn, while others were turned down,
that it requires some explanation.
Mr. Grcenslade said lie- could not
explain it except that the linn had
given satisfaction, They were a
South Vancouver firm, and tin rate
payers wire always clamoring for
contracts to he- awarded t-' local firms
$150 for an Editorial
Tiu' Commissioner closely ques
lioned tlu- witness regarding ilu- pa)
im in io tin "Province" newspaper
for an editorial, Mr Gi e nslade s.ei.l
In believed they k"1' legal advice in
regard i" that matter,
Commissioner Cre ban saiel be could
find no authority for th, Stthool
lie,anl making any payments :"r advertisements, and upleil the witness
could produce authority  for  such a
payment he would have t" >ur ;.:���.'������
the amount against Mr. Greenslade
and ex-Trustee liarllett, who moved
and seconded the resolution authorising the payment to the "Province."
Mr. Greenslade smilingly replied :
Well; it is a good thing the amount
is neet more-
Mr. Crehan : Yes, anel unless you
can show nie- authority for tin- payments I shall surcharge you and Mr.
Bartlett   llial  amount
A Contractor Who Was Not in Right
Joseph Griffiths, a contractor, -stated thai he- put in a lender for Se<uth
Hill School. He- diel ii"t get the contract, because, said lie, "I gue-- 1 was
imt m right."
Commissioner Crehan : W hat do
you  nn-an by lhat?
Witness said there was something
saiel about Kilting thc we,rk elone
within a stipulated time rtwo months),
and  he-  would  not undertake-  to ���!" ir
in that time,    lie said In- hael never
been askeel by any one- of ill'-  School
Trustees for money or presents.
Commissioner Crehan : Well, of
course, if you would not sign tlu con-
tracl you could neet eibje-ct t" ilu- contract being given to someone? else.
Mr. Greenslade asked tne witness
whal he meant when he s-,j,l he lost
tin- contract, because he guessed-he
�� a- "not in right."
Mr. Griffiths : I did not nu an anything  particular.
Mr. Greenslade : You have- admitted that ymi were never asked for
money hy anyone, yet you made an
insinuation that you diel ii"i ^.-t the
contract oecause you were- "not in
Witness : Well. I will withdraw
that. I diel not come lure- to gel any
of you fellows into trouble-
When the court resumed on \\" ,|-
nesday afternoon thc first witnesj
called was Mr. II. II. A. Vogel, wh |
was elected trustee for tin- year an
resigned after a short service, an,'
who -aid the School Trustees ami
himself were inefficient when ap-
pointed. Mr. Vogel informed the
Commissioner that there were structural defects in the sell""! buildings
planned by Mr, Bowman, Inn that on
tin- other hand he admired tin- plans.
lie- merely thought that Mr Bowman's failing was an inability to
fierce contractors to do then- u rk
Architect   Bowman   Recalled
Architect Bowman was recalled on
Thursday morning, and told a long
story of his connection wita ilu
schools, and whal he- describe,1 as the
C'H-roft deal. In his dealings ��i:!i
the Board he considered he- was up
sgainsi a cr.ie.ke-el bunch, and he suggested that a clerk of works should
be appointed. Cocroft anel Draper
asked witness to advance them money
fortnightly, ami he then knew the
contracl irs wt-rc "up against il " li,-
wieiihl  n,.t  take    the-    responsibility,
Robinson asked witness i" give the
necessary certificates to allow i' ecroft
ami Draper to draw, Imt he n fused,
ami I..1.1 Robinson that will-, him il
was a -1r.iii_.hi proposition, I le- considered then e.is credit .lu.- to the
School Board i'.r work doi - > Ithcr
e e idence wa- gh en ol
acter .,- to ilu- k>-e piny of thi
up to tbe time thc curt adj iurn< d
Engineer W. A. Clement on Monday submitted a lengthy report to the
Hoard of Wurss, in which he recommended plank walks and road in-.-
nrovements under Iiylaw 4, costing
$3,794, Thc grading of Manitoba
Street would cost $3,000, Henry
Street $5,670, Ross Street $4,175,
Percy Road $1,000, 43rd Avenue
$5,000, Nanaimo Street $600, Second
Road East Nanaimo Street $750,
Clarendon Street $(500, Campbell
Avenue $100, River Avenue $1000,
49th Avenue $600, 23rd Avenue probable cost $2850, first reiad cast of Joyce
Street $300, 25th Avenue $4,950. This
is quite a bunch of work which thc
Council propose to carry out in the
near  future.
J. Belyea, of New Westminster, had
been running around that city for the
last year with his motor wagon which
had a piece of tin attached to it, but
no licence number printed on the tin.
While it might suit New Westminster it did not suit South Vancouver, so he had to appear before
Magistrate McArthur, and was fincil
$5 and $4 costs.
Home Reunion Association Passed
Ten Candidates for Aid
At a meeting eif the Imperial Home
Reunion Association in the Hoard of
Trade rooms on Monday night ten candidates were passed. This will mean
the bringing to Vancouver eif ten
families embracing thirty-eight persons. These are coming from Lon-
donderry, London, Newcastle. Antrim. Liverpool and Glasgow, and an
expenditure is entailed of $1965.
This will make a total of 350 people
thc association has brought to Vancouver, all of them being the families
of men who have obtained permanent
positions here, but who had not
money on hand at once to bring their
families out from the  Old  Country.
The association has already expended $20,000 in this work and has
just obtained a further advance of
$10,000 from the bank. Of the repayments none arc so far in arrears. A
similar association is being formed in
South Vancouver, and at a recent
meeting Police Magistrate McArthur,
of that municipality, was a keenly
interested observer of the way in
which thc examination of candidates
was conducted.
Chief Wand Explains and
Offers Apology
At the meeting of the- Fire and
Light Ceimmittee on Me.inlay night
Chief Wand made an explanation. He
understood that something said by
him at a fire- which lee.ek place nil
17th Avenue had been construed as
detrimental to the Council,
The  Chairman   saiel  he  understood
that  lhe  parties  who  made  thc   com   '
plaint  would  attend  that  meeting  to
substantiate it.
Councillor     Robinson :       T     don't!
think the matter should bc gone into
unless  ihe  party  making  the   charge
is present.
Councillor Elliott said nothing
shouhl he said or done that would be |
a slight on the City. If there was;
any difference the matter should bc j
taken up with them and an explanation given.
The Reeve said there might possibly bc some feeling. The City bri-
gaelc was called to a fire. and. of
course, being more efficient, got there
The Chairman : You mean a more
efficient apparatus, not a more efficient brigade. If that statement goes
forth there will be trouble.
The Chief would not swear that he
did not make some remarks, but what
they were he could not remember.
If he did say anything disparaging he
was willing to withdraw them and
apologize.   The matter then dropped.
^ On Wednesday morning Mr I. B.
Springford, municipal clerk of South
Vancouver, received the sun; "i i>2m>,-
000 from Messrs. Wood, Gundy &
Co., tin- municipality's financial agi ts
at Toronto. This money had been
held up owing i" tlu- congested state
of the London money market. N'ow
the exchequer is replenished South
Vancouver will be able tei proceed
with some pressing municipal Work,
whieh it was feared might bo delayed for want of funds.
Improve Rupert Street  Crossing
A deputation from thc West Collingwood Improvement Association
on Wednesday, in company with
Municipal Engineer Clement, interviewed Mr. Conway, acting general
manager of the B. C. Electric Railway Company, in regard to the lowering of the grade at the Rupert
Street crossing on thc interurban
track. Thc dangerous character of
the present approach te> the crossing
was pointed out, and Mr. Conway
promised to send a survey party and
see what could be done to improve the
The regular monthly meeting of
the Board of Trade will be held in
the Municipal Hall next Monday
evening at 8 o'clock. TWO
Geo.   B.   I leeward
Main  and   Harris
l'hone : Sey. 7012
Week of Augu-i 26 Matinees Wed. and Sat.
In tbe sensational underworld story
By Paul Armstrong and Wilson Mizner
PRICES : 25c, 35c, and 50.
MATINEES 25c any scat
>? Will Solve the Home
  Problem for You
A small cash payment secures immediate possession, We are
building the finest bungalows in South Vancouver : Four to
seven rooms, beamed ceilings; panelled walls; fireplace; built-
iei buffet; furnace; everything complete- and ready to move into
today. Payments spread over four years. You work hard for
your money; make your money work for you. Call on us for
further particulars.
Bungalow Finance & Building Co. Ltd.
Phones : Seymour 3204-5-6 Pacific Bldg. 416 Howe St.
" DUNCAN " BUILDING, Pender Street
Opposite New World Building
The South Vancouver Auctioneers
1168 RICHARDS STREET Usual Weekly Sale at the Mart
Marked down for speedy clearance, this lot consists
of Child's Gingham and Muslin Dresses. All our own
make, and the materials will wash and hold their
colors.   Sizes 1 to 4 years.
Plain Gingham Dresses.  Regular 75c for 40c
Fancy Trimmed Gingham and Swiss Spot Muslin
Dresses, 75c to $1.00 lines at 50c
Oxford Cash Store
Cor. Knight and Westminster Roads
Sunnydene Sub Office
Eburne Saw Mills  Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, Turnings
and House Finishings
For a Good Meal or a Rest, call at
Unique Cafe
Ice Cream, Sodas, and Sundaes
Meals 25c
"Nothing But  the Besl"
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
Phone: Fairmont 218
4215 Main Street, City Heights, South Vancouver, B. C.
Mr. Emerson Harris, of In kit toll,
Out., ami Mr. A. F. Mayberry, of
Winnipeg, art visiting the latter's
lister, Mrs. F. \\. Hahne, Eighteenth
Avenue West.
* *    *
Miss Anne Esslemeint. eif 24th
Avenue West and Main Street, left
Vancouver on Wednesday meirning
feir a three month* vacation in De-
tneii. She will visit Calgary, Winnipeg. Keniira, and Toronto.
* ��    ��
Mr. R. J. Esslemont, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Esslemont, 24th Avenue
and Main Street, who is employed as
a civil engineer of the C. N. K. at
North Kamloops, has been on a visit
tei his parents, and returned on Wednesday.
* *    *
On Wednesday evening, August 21,
a wedding ceremony was performed
at the Manse of Westminster Church,
275 23rd Avenue East, by the Rev.
George D. Ireland, in which Miss
Elizabeth McFarlane Croll, formerly
eef Glasgow, was united in matrimony
te. Robert Watt, of 4112 Prince Edward Street, South Vancouver.
��    *    ���
Miss Mable Alford, who arrived in
the City from Bristol, England, on
the meirning of Wednesday, August
21, was on the same evening at 9
o'clock married to Charles Clifford.
of South Vancouver, at the Manse of
Westminster Church by the Rev.
Geeirge D. Ireland. Mr. and Mrs.
Clifford are spending a honeymoon
in Victoria. They will take up their
residence ill  South  Vancouver.
A Good Time Coming
While the building permits  fo
I   week
show '.
The Municipal Council have decided
tei establish a repair gang in each
ward of the municipality to make all
repairs to roads and sidewalks. A
responsible man is to be put in charge
eif each gang, the Councillor for the
ward having thc privilege of appointing the man.
 ��  i  i ���
break no records, they
continuation eif the steady
f the residential districts. A
f interest is a permit taken
e*ut by the li. C. Electric Railway fur
i station at the font of, Main Street,
ivhich will be a boon to travellers
transferring between Kburnc and district tramlines. Since the permit for
lhe station at the foot of Main Slreel
was granted, the station has been
erected and is neiw ill use.
In July (here were 251 permits
granted, representing a total value
of $297,1MK). 19 Mr. Young, building in-
speeteer, is of thc opinion that there
is a very busy time coming in the
building line, and August is likely t'j
be a better month than July, whilst
building in September and following
mouths will be better still.
Permits have been taken out by
the following : E. Bennett, Cedar Cottage, $700; S. Noble, Hillcrest, $1900;
P. McCormick, 2931 Scott Street, $300;
F. Ades, Cedar Cottage, $400; j. B.
Springford, South Hill, $2000; B. C.
Electric Co., $450; R. Street, City
Heights, $1,500; A. S. McMeckin, Fraser Ave., $1800; W. P. McVim, Fourteenth Ave. W., $3600; B. F. Beecroft,
$300; C. L. Bennett, $1700; W. Pill-
ings, $2100; John Norbury, South
Hill, $3200; D. McDonald. South Hill,
$100; C. Boardman, Collingwood
East, $2000; A Leander, South Hill,
$1000; H. Scott, $2000; Mandh Singh,
South Hill, $3000; A. Robinson, $��K);
J. Poecker, Seventeenth Ave., $3000;
S. P. Jackson, Cedar Cottage, $2000;
Mr. Winslow, Collingwood East, $600;
Isaac Russell, $3600; Herbert Goodwin, $1300; Geo. Draper, Janes Rd.,
$400; C. R. Viner, Collingwood, $900;
John White, Janes Reiad, $2000; A.
L. Butchart, $1000.
Church ollcin trc invited to Mad io
for free publication under thte head iucb
announcement! aa they dcaire to ha��t
made oi lervicci and meetings for the
current week. To enaurc insertion on
Friday, notices should be received at this
office by Wednesday evening.
Greene & MerUey
President of Main St. Improvement
Association Will Take up Ranching
Mr. George Hopkins, of the well-
known firm of McKim, Hamilton &
Hopkins, one of South Vancouver's
successful business men, is retiring.
Mr. Hopkins has purchased a large
estate at Chilliwack and, with his
family,  will  move  there  shortly.
Mr. Hopkins came to South Vancouver some years ago from Manitoba, and has been a conspicuous figure
in commercial and political circles.
He was one of the Main Street pioneers, and the excellent service rendered by him as president of the
Main Street Improvement Association will not soon bc forgotten. Mr.
Hopkins was one of thc energetic
men who undertook the task of widening Main Street, and the commercial
thoroughfare of Greater Vancouver
will always be a monument to the
ptiblic-spiritedncss of these men.
Mr. Hopkins has taken, at all times,
a   keen  interest  in   municipal   affairs.
His   departure   from   South   Vancouver will be pretty generally regretted.
Avenue Theatre
Thc attraction this week at the reconstructed Avenue is the popular
emotional play "Why Women Sin,"
and that plays of this type are, when
well presented, potent drawing cards,
is conclusively shown by the packed
houses which have greeted the Lawrence Players at every performance.
Thc piece is admirably staged and
acted, every member of the long cast
being fitted with a characterization
eminently suited to him or her, the
result being an unusually smooth and
well balanced rendering. Miss Marguerite Doyle, the new ingenue, has
made a decided hit by her clever
work, and her popularity seems assured, while little Boneta Scmmens
wins new friends and admirers with
each  appearance.
The rebuilt Avenue, with its new
lobbies, foyer, retiring rooms, and reseating arrangements, etc., comes in
for unstinted praise, and thc management has now only to regret that the
seating capacity is not e<|tial to the
demands upon it. The repertoire of
plays for thc coming season is of the
highest class possible to attain, and
Messrs. Lawrence and Sandusky sacrificed a  large part of their vacation
How South Vancouver Has Grown
Five years ago, 100 children attended school in South Vancouver, and
ten teachers urged them along the
corduroy   trails   of  knowledge.
When the South Vancouver schools
ipen on Monday, 4,500 pupils will
answer the call of thc 9 o'clock bell.
For the current year the School
Board officials have employed 103
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Corner 26th Avenue and Sophia
Street (one block east of Main) : Minister, Rev. George D. Ireland, B.A
Residence, 275 Twenty-third Avenue
East. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
The Minister will preside at both services. Sunday School and Bible class,
conducted by the Minister, at 2.30.
Wednesday Service at 8 p.m. Y. P.
S. C. E., Monday, 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid
Society, third Thursday of the month,
at 2.30 p.m.. President, Mrs. James
Esslemont; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs.
John Mouat. ,
��   *   *
Knox Presbyterian Church, Carle'
ton Hall, Collingwood : Services :
Sunday morning, 11.30; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 10.30 a.m.; Young
People's Guild after Evening Service.
Minister :    Rov. Geo. C.  F.  Pringle.
Residence :   School Road.
��   *   *
St. David's Presbyterian Church,
Winser Street, near Bodwell Road :
Service at 11 a.m.; Sunday School
and Bible class, 2.30 p.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30. Services will be taken
by the Rev. Raeburn. All are invited.
*   *    ���
Methodist Church, Westminster
Road, Collingwood : Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 2.30. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m.. Prayer Meeting Wednesday, 8  p.m.
��   *   *
St. Peter's Church, Main Street:
Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.;
evening, 7.30. Sunday School, 2.45.
Holy Baptism, 4 p.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m. Vicar :
Rev. G. F. C. Caffin, M.A. Residence,
144 39th Avenue West.
��   *   *
South Hill Baptist Church: Fraser
Avenue. Services, 11 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Sunday School, 3 p.m. Pastor,
Rev. W. H. Redman. Residence, 523
Fifty-third  Avenue  East.
Mortuary and Service Cli
305 Pender St. W.
Day or Night Phone : Se;.
3210 Main Street, near  16th
Toronto  Furnitai.
Furnish   Houses  at   Very   1  ,itn
���1,1--      ?***���
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont b
For Coal and Wood Phone
Order    Office :    3418    C
Street,  Cedar  Cotta
(Adjoining  car  termi
Terms Cash
Melrose Nursing Horn
Special attention given to Mati
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
825 25th Ave.  East���Phone . I'ai
South Vancouver Daiij
4005 Fraser Street
Popular   member   of   the   Lawrence
Company, appearing at the Avenue
in securing and arranging for presentation at the Avenue many of the most
notable English and American successes of recent seasons, some of them
never before seen in Vancouver. Some
pleasant surprises arc in store for the
patrons of the Avenue and we would
again suggest that patrons who wish
to bc assured of the best seats for the
performances to come, should make
permanent season reservations at as
early a date as practicable and convenient. Next week's attraction will
be "The Deep Purple."
To the Editor of "The Chinook" :
Sir,���I never imagined for one mo
ment such a clear demonstration
would be given by our Reeve and
Council of the truth of a statement
I have made from time to time, at
various public meetings of South
Vancouver ratepayers���viz., "That the
employees of our Municipal Council
were afraid to attend any public
meetings where municipal matters
were discussed for fear of being discharged"; and although the actual
firing did not. or I presume has not,
taken place, for reasons which the
Reeve and Council know better than
the ratepayers, the lamentable fact
stares the ratepayers of South Vancouver in thc face that an employee
was hailed before the Council, like a
chained serf, to be told he had no
right to criticise the Reeve and Council in the manner as reported by the
Are the employees of the municipal
authorities to understand there is an
unwritten muzzling order against
their privileges as British citizens?
Is it because a ratepayer sells his labor
to the municipality for the current
price in the market that he also parts
with his freedom as a critic of public
and municipal morality? Why don't
you come like men and face a public
audience and set the people right?
Why do you make a mark of a municipal employee? To strike terror into the whole of the municipal staff?
Do you not know that the people are
your masters, and they have the privilege of criticising your conduct in
thc way they think best, in season and
out of season? Why don't you come
out and meet the people oftcner than
you do, and light the municipal battle
fair and square on the public platform? Bah! Did I hear someone
using the word "dignity?" Is this the
way you clothe your deliberations
with thc dignity you ought to in
eirder to show the people you wish to
be fair? Do not imagine you can
"serferizc" or gag the mouths of free
men. You have shown your hand
now, and the ratepayers of South
Vancouver will not forget this latest
sample of "muzzling the ox that
treaeleth out the corn."
Mr. Messenger is a free man when
he has given you thc labor you demand from him. He is a free citizen,
as free as Reeve or any Councillor
that sits on that Board in the Municipal Hall, and you have thrown
away the dignity that surrounds your
municipal duties and responsibilities
by daring to drag before you like a
manacled serf any honorable citizen
of South Vancouver. The first principles of democratic government are
founded on the liberty of public criticisms, and British law and jurisprudence uphold every citizen within
the pale of the British Empire who intelligently and from a public spirit
eriticises the authorities that be.
Therefore your conduct as the servants of the people will meet with
the chastisement it deserves at the
ballot box at thc hands of those whose
liberty and freedom you would gag
as miserable slaves and chattels of
some despotic autocracy, but the free
citizens of this part of the British
Empire you  never  shall!
Yours faithfully,
August 21, 1912.
St. Margaret's Church, Agnes Road,
Cedar Cottage : Services : Sunday
morning, 11 a.m.; Evening, 7.30. Holy
Communion : First Sunday in month,
11 a.m.; third Sunday, 8.30 a.m.; Vicar
Rev. Wm. Bell, M.A., Churchwardens,
dessrs. C. Williams and F. W. Tucker.
Organist and choirmaster, A. R. Pearson.
��      e��       *
Ferris Road Methodist Church, 51st
Avenue, one block west of Fraser :
Sabbath services : 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sabbath School and Adult
Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.; Teacher, Bible
Class, the Pastor. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m., Mr. Frank Harford,
president. Prayer Services, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Choir practice, Friday,
8 p.m.; Choir leader, Mr. T. Coltart.
Ladies' Aid meets first Wednesday in
every month, Mrs. John Pye, president.
*   ��   *
Gospel Hall, Gartley Road, Cedar
Cottage: Services: 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sunday School, 3 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 8 p.m.   All invited.
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor of Chiropratic)
250   22nd    Avenue    East,
Main Street
Hours : 1.30 till 6.    Consul:
Chiropractic succeeds wli
cine fails. For all complaint
acute or chronic, Chiroprae
the thing.
on f
Ernest D. L. Maxw'
Specialties :   Player    Pianos,    Repair!, 1
Phone :    Fairmont 11 ';
Cedar Cottage Hall, Baptist Church
Services : Sunday 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.
��   *   *
Cedar Cottage Presbyterian Church :
Services : 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.;
S.S.E. Bible Class, 2.30. Pastor J. C.
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
Qrandvlew Sign Wei
2235 Commercial Drive and F.arlsRi
Phonal Seymour 6ris
The Ladies' Foreign Missionary Society in connection with the Presbyterian Church, 23rd Avenue, held a
meeting on Thursday afternoon. Mrs.
Fraser presided, and gave an address
on Medical Work in India, and Mrs.
Esslemont gave a Bible reading on
"The Togethers in Christ." There
was a good attendance, and in ad-
ditiem to the educational value of
the evening it proved most interesting.
 1  m  i	
St. Davids Young People
"God's Beautiful Outdoors : What
it Teaches us" was the topic for consideration in the Young People's Society for Christian Endeavor of St.
David's Presbyterian Church on Monday evening last. The leader of Ihis
subject was Miss Marion Sibbald, and
everyone thoroughly enjoyed her excellent paper. There is much to
say about God's beautiful outdoors,
particularly at this season of the year
when Nature is at her best, and Miss
Sibbald's carefully prepared thoughts
on this subject were very much appreciated.
At thc regular meeting of this Society on Monday evening, August
26, Mr. Turnbull, ot this City, will be
present and give an address on the
work being done by the Central Mission of Vancouver. This should
prove very interesting, and a large
attendance is hoped for. Again a
hearty invitation is extended to all
young people to attend the Christian Endeavor Society of St. David's
Presbyterian Church, corner Windsor
Street and Bodwell Road on Monday evening at 8 o'clock.
You'll say so, if you try us
25th  and  MAIN STREl
Auk:-'  ����� ":
NOTICE    IS    HEREBY        \ EN
thirty   days   after  dale   1   ink-       l ���W"i
Ihe   Licence   Commissioners   of
couver  for a   ltottle  Licence oi
situated on Lot II, Illock i'    l>
the prcn
To Whom it May Cor
TAKE   NOTICE,   that   lice
due   by   all   hawkers,   peddlei
draymen, doing business in Soe
Any hawker, peddler,  exprcs
found   doing   business   of   this
lhe  Municipality without a S"
Licence   will   be   prosecuted   ,'is   province
the  Trades   Licence   Bylaw. ,
Chief oi P'
Dated July 31, 1912.
NOTE���The above letter is published
in accordance with the aim of the
publishers of this paper to give publicity to all sides of any controversy
of public interest. The columns of
"The Chinook" are open to a free
discussion of all public questions,
but in every case the name of the
contributor must be given as an
evidence of good faith.���Ed]
Firemen's Sports Today (Saturday)
The preparatiems for thc Firemen's
Sports at Central Park today (Satur-
day) were completed on Friday, anil
a meist successful gathering is anticipated. The official programme was
distributed throughout the municipality and the city on Thursday run!
Friday morning. The firemen will
meet at No. 1 Fire Hall, Collingwood
at 11 a.m. today (Saturday),
Patronize the
Province Renovatory
South Vancouver's Pioneer
Dry-Cleaning and Dyeing Works
Wor^ and Ptica Right
4136 Main St.       Cor. of 25th Avenue
The Government Auditing tl : '':':!"j.'v
ihe above-named Municipality ull! "
eilfiee open from 10 to 11 in the' '"'������'
:-nch elay (except days on which tu
Iiiepiiry is being held) for the pun*
passing accounts; and any .l*L&
Owner may be present and may :!.
objection to such accounts a* arc >(
Auditor. ,,. . r,.,
JAS.  D.  SPRIMeF",1
IN    THE    MATTER    OF    THE   Pl
The Commissioner appointed to e"1
the matters relatinir to the ""u���,.,
tlie School affairs, as well as the en>"��,
of the Municipal affairs of the "-��' ���
of South Vancouver, will hole! iw^
session of public inquiry at Wc
10 a.m., Wednesday, August -1,
Council Chamber of the Munlcip
  ,,.! Wje
43rd Avenue and Fraser St.. South Va%'
Any   persons   having  knowledge.' e.
fairs in question are requested to ��' '   l
Will BUY you a home under our easy-payment plan. Small cash
payment, balance easy monthly instalments; no mortgage to assume.
Our houses are fully modern, artistically designed, and close to car-
line, school and stores.
A Savings Account may be opened with any amount from $;.00
upward. We pay 4 per cent., credited quarterly. Each depositor is
furnished with a check book, in a handsome seal-grain leather lover,
and is privileged tj issu checks against hit or her account. Get into
the habit of paying all your household bills by cheque. It is tbe safest
Bankers Trust Corporation Ltd.
166 Hasting.; St. West
The Summer Season of Racing is now under way
Special trains leave over B. C. Electric double-
track system from Granville Station at 12.30, 1
o'clock, 1.30 and 2 o'clock.
Seven Running Races Daily
Over 400 of tlie best horses ever brought to
British Columbia to be seen under silk.
Admisson including Round Trip Tram Tickets $1.25
Plan Your Eastern Excursion
Canadian Pacific Railway
Special   low   Round-trip  Tickets  on   sale   to  all   points   East  on
various dales during the Summer months.
For a most delightful trip during the warm weather take a trip
���'ii the new fast
SS. Princess Patricia
Now making two trips daily between Vancouver and Nanaimo.
For rates, reservations, and further information apply to :
C. MILLARD, Depot Ticket Agent, Vancouver.
J. MOE, C. P. A��� 434 Hastings St.N Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
Vancouver Brokerage Ltd.
Fifth Floor Holclen Building, Vancouver B. C.
Phones :  Seymour 4245 and 9167
Homes built to suit purchasers, on easy terms
South Vancouver Municipal Council
Report of Adjourned Meeting of the
South Vancouver Municipal Council.
Vl-.AR 1912
I \ll pretenl I
South Vancouver, li. C,
Auguil 9, 1912
Re Municipal Bunkers
I. Campbell -Third : Thai the
Municipal Engineer have plan- prepared covering requirement! al .Mum
cipal Bunkers re dredging, etc. and
interview Mr C. C VVorsfold, l)i-
irici Engineer, in connection with
-���"lie': also I,, look into possibility rd
deposing of mIi In- placing same on
bunker site. Carried
Re Building Permit far J. J.
J. Third��� Robinson : Thai the
Building Inspector give J. J. Make-
piece a permit to builel on Lol i I
Blocks 11. 12, 2\ and 24. I) I.. 391-2;
plan was passed and approved before
Building  Bylaw   was passed.
Re  Disposal   of  Crusher  at   Eunkers
3. Campbell���Thomas : Thai the
Chairman of Board of Works and
Chairman of Finance be a committee
with full authority to arrange for dis
posal of crusher now al bunkers
Re Timber Culvert on Horley Street
4. Robinson���I-".IIi�����11 : That reso
lution ..I' Augusi 5 he, rescinded, and
the following substituted : Thai the
timber culvert 3x4, tn be constructed
een Horley Streel for a distance eif
60iift. between Rupert Stn-e-t and
Earls Street, at a proposed cm 0f
$1500.00, be' lefl in the hands .ef En
gineer anel Councillor for the Waul.
with power t���. alter the size of the
culvert, if found necessary, in e,nler t<>
carry the volume eif water which this
culvert will have i,. take' care of,
Re Accounts of B. C. Equipment Co.
and   Rainey  River   Gravel   Co.
5. Elliott���Thomas ; Thai account
"i I'.. C, Equipment Company ie. the
amount of $1548.37 be paid as per
voucher submitted, anel thai tbe ac
count of Rainey River Crawl Com-
pany ie. ihe- amounl of 75 per vein ,,f
bill submitted���viz., $1026.00���be paid.
Re B. C. Electric Matters
_ fi. Campbell���Third : Thai the
Clerk be instructed t��> reply lee letter fn.in Mr. R. II. Sperling, pointing eeut that this Council have' waited
"" the B. C. E. Railway Company
on several occasions, be .promised an
early reply tee its several requests, ami
feel thai a definite answer le, said
requests is being unduly delayed.
Re    Removal   of   Earth    from    Mr.
McGeer's Property
7, Elliott���Campbell : Thai Janus
McGeer having verbally requested the
Council io remove earth em his l,item Krascr Street near 29th Avenue,
anil it appears that the Council will re.
i|iiire the earth for filling in other
roads, be il resolved that earth be
removed from said Lots within a
year anil a hall' upon Mr. McGeer
giving a satisfactory letter or agreement including such request, ami releasing Municipality from all liabilities in connection therewith mi said
L,i>ts. Carried.
Re Municipal Matters
8. Robinson���Third : That the
visit tei interview the Provincial Government re Municipal matters by
Reeve Kerr and Solicitor Hull be
confirmed, and that expenses attached to their visit he paid.       Carried
Re Water Supply
9  Campbell���Elliot)        Thai     the
Clerk  I"-  instructed  to communicate
���In- N'l.nli Vancouver Municipal
District   Council   to  arrange   meeting
i'.r .���������niniiiie-e   ir..iii  ihis  Council   n
water tuppl) I'ai ril 'I
Re Adjournment
I I  i ampbi II    Thomai      Th il  i In -
meeting do mm   stand adjourned till
Saturday,   Vuguul  10,  1912
Certified cori ect
C. M  C
Report of Adjourned Meeting of the
South Vancouver Municipal Council.
VEAB  1912
i All preaeni i
S>.it111 Vancouver, II. C,
August I I, 1912
Re  Paving   Westminster  Rosd
1, Elliott���Robinaod : That the
Bylaw for the paving of Westminster
Road he- read a I"ir ��� t and second time.
.'. Elliott���Robinson :      That     the
rule- be suspended and the Bylaw foi
; the paving eef  Westminster  Road be
read a third time, Carried,
Re Fraser Street
3. Third���Campbell : Thai the En
gineer instruct the It. C. Electric
Railway Company t.> fix up Fraser
Streel anel leave it in same -tale- as
ii was before they lai.| their track,
the same to be done al once.
Re  Paving Westminster Road
4. Robinson���Elliott : That Kn-
-1 leei Clemen! be instructed to confer with the Provincial Government
Enginet i to discuss the cl iss of pa . e
niiiit besl suited for Westminster
Road, and bring in a recommendati >n
to the Council as early as possible.
Certified correct,
C  M  C.
Report of Special Meeting of the
South Vancouver Municipal Council.
YKAK   1912
(All  present)
South Vancouver, li. C.
August 13, 1912
Re Mr.  Harding
1   Elliott���Robinson :       That    I Jr.
Doherty be written to   rr Mr.  Harding and  notified  thai   this  man  can
secure employment on road work   in
the   Municipality   al   a   daily   wage   of
$3.00, bul the Council refuse tee accept
responsibility in connection with the
release of  Mr.   Harding       Carried.
Re     Communication     from     Wood,
Gundy & Co.
2, Campbell���Elliott : Thai the
Clerk In' instructed i" reply tee
Messrs. Wood, Gundy & Co., Fiscal
Agents, pointing nut that our chief
difficulty is in coping with mir incoming population, providing streets, extending water system, building new
schools, etc.. also thai we must insist em full amount of certificates i-
sui-e] <er the return of portion not
covered by present moneys advanced.
Re   Moving   Thorsen   Building
3, Elliott���Campbell :    That  J.   II.
Helliwell lie paid lhe sum .ei $550,
being final payment oil the moving
of Thorsen Building on ae-ceeiint of
contract. Carried.
Certified correct,
C M. C.
Swarmed    in    on    Mount    Pleasant
Merchant,  Driving  Him   Out  of
His Place
Moore's grocery, corner of Broad-
*��J and Main Street, was held up
fecently by busy bandits who boldly
warmed into the place. It was the
["/'St unique bit of gang work in the
"'story of the West.
Ili'iugh Mr. Moore had not adver-
1Sc'l any bargains, the onslaught upon the counters was led by a mili
���im female. The adventuress at the
Jtciiel of the swarm was at first very
JCl' with honeyed words, and though
Be and her followers showed lots of
gold, they took a care not to part
""tn any of it  in  exchange  for  the
"Bar, molasses and other sweet produce they demanded.
, seeing  that   he  would   be   stung  if
"* nave way to the legions, thc mer-
Ijwit made a  bee-line  out    of    the
forei followed by his clerks, some
���:.,""" hecame almost swell-headed
ftige at the impertinence of the
Hi. t      no'd'ng a council of war in
e hack lane  the merchant  and  his
staff returned to thc shop, arming
themselves with sticky fiy paper and
brooms, and as thc swarm by this
time had become rather sleepy after
their strenuous flight from some
South Vancouver apiary, little difficulty was experienced in ridding the
counters and shelves of the queen
and her loyal liegemen.
The   Vancouver   Citizens'   Band
This band, which was organized by
Mr. Tom Prentice in the year 1911���
a year of strenuous times and hard
work���was one of the special bands
engaged to play at thc Exhibition in
Hastings Park, and which closed last
Tuesday. Many favorable comments
were passed by the management and
visitors upon the band's performances.
In a future issue wc intend publishing a
cut representing the band in a group.
Today (Saturday) thc band will play
at the Firemen's Sports in Central
Mr. and Mrs. and Miss Sewell, who
have been visiting Mr. A. Sewell,
John St., returned East on Wednesday morning.
First South Vancouver Shot to Take
Part   in   Dominion   Competitions
at the Rockliffe Ranges
Corp. John M. Lamond, of the 6th
D.C.O.R., has iln- honor of being the
lirsi South Vancouver man to win a
place een the shooting team in repre,
sent iln- Province of British Colum
Ida al Ottawa, He is only twenty-
three years of age, ami is therefore
much the youngest competitor going
East, lie- has shown very ge,,ni form
of late, i >n Saturday lasi he- was
the besl scorer with a total of 101,
At   the beginning of the  season  he
was the lirst lo register a century in
the regiment. Since then he has put on
three possibles. Last year he made
the record shoot for Hritish Columbia
with a rack rirle that had been upwards eef a dozen years in list-. In
his twenty-one sheets he only missed
the bull's-eye once, finishing with the
grand teital eif 103, It will be a great
disappointment if the Vancouver
team do not bring back the l'alma
Trophy wilh them this year, as during the season they have been shooting remarkably well, on Saturday last
no fewer than four of them getting
a century.
After their journey of 3000 miles it
will take a few days for the men to
get into form. As the last of the
team left on Monday evening they
expect to reach Ottawa on Saturday
morning. The big competitions do
not start till the Tuesday or the Wednesday, and by that time the men
ought to he in good form.
Corporal Lamond came to South
Vancouver three years ago. Born at
Leith, he was educated at Daniel
Stewart's College, and served four
years in the edd 15th Company of the
Queen's Edinburgh, which has produced some of the finest shots in the
Inspector Commended
The Health Committee warmly commended Health Inspector Pengelly
for the manner in which he had prepared the case of thc four children
of Mrs. Rauk. who is in the General
Hospital suffering from paralysis, and
whose children have been taken
charge of by the Children's Aid
Health Officer Complimented
Mr. Shirley again  appeared befori
the  Board of  Works un  Monday in
regard   to   several   previous   applies
tions he had made t" the Health Com
inlttee   respecting   garbage   removed
From his premises by the authorities.
Mr. Shirley argued  thai  the garbage
was  in  iln-   firsl   placi   pul    on    his
property by municipal employees, and
the Inspector called upon him i
ii collected, whether il  was right or
w rong,   The resull was thai he I Mi
Shirhy i   was  summond   For its  non
removal and fined $9 for a breach ol
the Bylaw.
The Reeve saiel thai if tlie' Council
employees  pul   garbage on  n   lot   ii
was hardly fair thai they should make
the owner pay for taking it "ff
Mr. Shirley's statement was corro
boraled by witnesses present, ami it
was decided that Health Officer Pengelly and Mr, Phleming sliemlel attend the next meeting of the Health
Committee, when the matter will be
thrashed eeut.
On the recommendation of Health
Inspector Pengelly, the health committee decided that the tilth removed
from ditches by roadmen, when cleaning, shall be collected periodically by
thc garbage department, instead of
being allowed to lie by the roadside
in unsightly heaps.
It was also decided, as an inducement to residents to purchase garbage tags in fifty cent bets, that six
tags be issued for the half dollar, instead of ten cents each.
These   thre-i ntials    to    heallh t
and comfort wcre discussed ai eon
; l< length by lhe Fire, Lighl
and Water Committee al iti fort
nightly mi etfng on Tues lay 111 ning
Curiously enough the members of the
lighting     I-, mmitti e     ��ere     * il
���ovillg     tee
someone hai ing turned the lamp Cut
II   which was noi
||l-l  eete  |,  ���!      Ulltll      .'HOT     .'lil      I  II  '   '     i
had bee d  to .t ��� i . I could find
 lefeotit ��� ��� Fus
Chief Wind's Report
I'm i Mi i A and submitted a re
peeti m hii i itated thai no fires were
n porti .1   durii a   lhe    pasl   fortnight.
lie'   recommended   the   insert	
two small window i in No. ,i Piri
Mail lie' ie-i-iiinii': nded paj menl to
Fireman )i nkins, i -i No 4 Hall, for
t��'i v.' el ��� i������. ice ai relief to
Captain Ringn se while on his holidays. Chief Wand reported thai In-
I'.iiii'i Hed the order for foreman's
badges owing to non-delivery bj ,;.'
Vancouver Rubber Company. The
price asked was 68 cents each, and
now it was found the badges could
not be delivered under SI each.
A discussion arose upon tin ri
pori, and it was generally conceded
thai the brigade should be pul on a '
proper basis with the proper authorities al the tire halls, as in the City.
Then they would know exactly what
wages were elm- and had to be paid
Matters were in a somewhat chaotic
state   at   lhe-   present   time
The vicissitudes "i tin in department weir listened to, anel the com
mittee thanked the City fire depart
ment for tin- willingness with which
they answered tire- calls nol strictly
within their territory.
Increased   Salaries   to   Brigade   Men
An application ie,r increases of $5
a month i" captains was discussed.
Councillor Elliott said in the pres
������in   Male'  of municipal    finances    he
���.-eellld    not   S'lppeert   till'   ille'rea-e'.      The
Council eiie| ni,i know which way in
turn for money. They were up
against it every time-.
Councillor Robinson was in favor
ni the report brought in by the
Chairman. The work was very trying
and he eliel nol think $80 a month too
Councillor Third saiel it" the- increase
were' granted, it would In- a little
encouragement   tn  the  boys.
Councillor Elliott saiel tin- application   JUSI    lleeW'       WaS      Heel       I 111 - i 111'- - I i ], e'
at   all.   and   there   we're-   hundreds
idle  men,   who  could  nol  gel   work.
Whal  would  the - ��� men  think  ii the
increase was granted ?
Councillor Third saiel lie, doubl a
good many men would In- glad to
yet the jeeli al the' price, but the
present nun expected a rise in consequence eii tlnir service i" the municipality.
Councillor Elliott said if the reso
ilutieen was passed criticism would be
created  throughout   iln-  municipality,
! anil there would lie a pick e,t' trouble.
There were hundreds of men idle, and
ilu- n-.i si ni given ten- their idleness
was thai there was no money in the
municipality to keep them at work
The.s.- men hail families to support
just  the  same  as  others.
Councillor Robinson pointed oul
that the estimate would stand iln- in
crease, ami ultimately the resolution
for iln- increase was carried, Councillor   Elliott   voling against   il.
Compliments  and   Criticisms
Length}   discussion   look   place'  in
��� which   compliments    and    criticisms
wen   aboul   equally .blended.     Chief
Wand   li ni   appointed   Captain   liar
wood  as  deputy-chief eluring  his  ah-1
sence, anil against  this other   members e'f ihe brigade- protested em  the,
ground   that   men   "i"  longer   Bervice
than  llarw 1 ought to have hail tin
position.    Tin- committei'- answer te -
'the complaint was that the Chief had
absolute power, ami it was up to him
ti, see thai an efficient man was appointed.
Fireman Crowder complained that
certain reflections li.nl lee-e-n cast upon
him in re'gard i" tlu- publication of
ilu- Sports programme.    The matter
was   -���-in, wh.-,i  ,��� plicated.    At  the
time Chief Wand was laid aside
through an accident, .".ml Fireman
Crow ihi had serious domestic troubli.
and consequently names were omitted
from tin publication whieh ought to
hat e l 11 'i ������.'������
Councillor Campbell thought there
credit din- to Mr Cn m der
for lhe- we.rk lie' hael eleme. ami wine was
!>i rhaps iiiclini el te i take criticism too
��� iousl)      I li    �� as  a   elii er   man   w h '
could ge-t i.ut a programme without
something being criticised. There
was nothing personal in thc criticism
Terminal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Howe Sound Route
'. Calling at
I i.    a.  Cannery
1 ll.iv
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Mill i
9:15  a.  ra ��.    \    I
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Lcavi (���.-, ilfeildfl
Saturday P   <** Ho wen   I
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. ..: ���   W r
<   - ���   'I uetday   and   Pi "lay at
6:30 i>. m. fur l:<>*<n Island and way ���
Lea ret CallinK  at
Motidaj JJowen  J-ian-i
Tottda> \nvil    [.IflOd
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I-'. ���!,.,,��� fcjttamiefa
Saturday Newport
Sunday ;it 10:30 a. ju. (or die -,-unc
po i !-. arriving in \\<; couver al 7:15 v. m.
bailing]   lubjeel   to  change  without   notice.
Steamera  leave from
Evans, Coleman & Evans Wharf
North  Arm  Steamship
Company Limited
Meals and Afternoon lea Served
on Board
The large, comfortable stern-wheel steamer
refitted entirely for this run will make a
DAILY TRIP to THE NORTH ARM, Burrard Inlet on week days (except Saturdays)
at 9.15 a.m., Saturdays, at 2.30 p.m.; Sundays, at 10.30 a.m., calling at Roslyn Park,
Lake Huntzen and Indian River Park, arriving back in Vancouver at about 6.30 p.m.
Steamers sail from Terry land���Foot of
Main  Street.
Splendid bungalow, on beautiful lot,
close to Main Street. $50 cash
secures.    Halance very easy.
D. W. Grimmett
The Sad Case of Mrs. Gunter
Magistrate McArthur has received
the following letter with a cheque for
$10 : "August 20, 1912. J. C. McArthur, Esq., South Vancouver. Dear
Sir,���I enclose $10. which I would like
you to hand ener to Mrs. Gunter or
lei someone for her. I read of her
trouble last nighl ami know freim experience that a little help at the beginning is often of great use." This
generous donor does not wish his
name published. More strength to
his elbow! His charity is of the kind
that is twice blessed : it blesses him
that gives and him that takes. We
shall he pleased tei acknowledge further  donations.���Ed.   '"Chinook."
Electric       Signals      at       Dangerous
Chief "i Police Jackson reported lee
the Police Committee on Monday
thai the crossing on the li. C. Elec
trie Railway at the junction of River
Road and Main Street is, in his
opinion, al preseni dangerous i" the
public. He .-ils,, declared that the
Joyce Reiad and Earls Road crossings, e,n the Interurban track, are dangerous, and suggested that electric-
bells be installed, as had been done
at Ceelar Ceittage.
Councillor Campbell, in seconding,
suggested that the B. C. Electric
Railway Company bc asked tei instal
electric bells at all level crossings in
the municipality. He suggested thai
the company also be asked to put up
a railway cretssing post at the junction of Main Street and River Road,
and that all cars stop there.
This was agreed tei and the clerk
was instructed to write to the B. C.
Electric Railway Company to that
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Spent Money is
That Put In Homes
Htcause dcllar for dollar we .lo not
believe there is anything else on earth
that brings the same pleasure as a
home. And again, by investing n^lu
here :n your home community you are
dealing in values you understand, and
with people you know; hence the risk
of loss is completely eliminated. What
you don't know about lumber we are
here to tell you. and we may be able
to help you avoi.l many of the mistakes that are frequently made in the
selection of lumber unsuited for different purposes. Some lumber is O. K.
for outBide uses, ard not worth a cent
for interior finish, and vice versa. We
knew just what is best for most purposes, and have it in stock to show
you.    Drop in and let's talk it over.
"There*. No Place Like Home"
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone : Fiir. 1659
A new prodigy of the piano is at
present the talk of London. He is a
boy of nine years, by the name of
Solomon. As a student at the Royal
College of Music some time ago, he
failed at an elementary examination,
but he has made such progress as to
bc able to play Beethoven's C Minor
Concerto with Sir Henry Wood's orchestra to accompany him. He has
also played privately for the King
and Queen.
International Order of Good Templars
The usual weekly meeting of
Springridge Lodge Xo 79. International Order of Good Templars, was
held in the Cedar Ceittage Hall, Vic-
toria Road, last Friday evening. August 16.
Reports for expiring i|uartcr sin.tithe lodge in good shape both financially and in membership. The juvenile branch also shows a gain during
the last three months.
Xew officers have been duly elected and installed by DC. C. T, the
recording secretary being re-clecliel.
Representatives to the Grand Lodge,
to be held at Xanaimo during September next   were  also  elected. FOUR
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public is excluded frqsa them by thc law against trespass
em private property, and the cars that traverse them an
subject tn regulation with regard to speed within the
city limits. That the automobile sheiuld be allowed to
run loose and free .een sireets and highways, subject only
te.   regulations  with   regard  tn   -peed,  ami  capable   of
developing speed equal tn lhe average speed "1 a railway
locomotive is an anomaly, the recognition eif which is
living rapidly driven home in the heart of society.
WILL the  provision uf a section f.ir automobile traf-
fic be included in  ilu- road-making "f tlie near
future?    The display  'if  automobiles   was   tile   feature  of
the Vancouver Exhibition. According to a statement
ascribed tu an automobile merchant by an afternoon
paper, there are over fifteen hundred automobiles in use
in Vancouver at present, ami the officials of the Auto
and M.ete.r Trades Association are confident that the
displa) e.f makes and models at the exhibition next year
will be greater than the display of last week. The display
at the Exhibition and tbe number of autos on the streets
deserve attention. The display is an indication of the
conception which men engaged in the automobile business
haw formed e.f Vancouver as a held fe.r their enterprise,
as a place in which to sell automobiles.
The automobile has raised a problem in road and street
transportation which is engaging the minds of some
thinkers who don't ride in automobiles, ami of thoughtful
men who do. Discussion of the problem has given rise
I., many suggestions and to regulations and enactments
regarding speed. In South Vancouver legal penalties
have meere than once been imposed on autoists found
guilty' of over-speeding, and in Point Grey the activity
and thoroughness with which the authorities are addressing themselves to the punishment of reckless speeders of
automobiles almost equal in sensationalism the determined
Stand they took with regard to the franchise granted to
the street railway company. In this matter of automobile
speeding, as in the other matter just referred to, the
neighboring municipality may bc said, in well-worn
words, to bc the cynosure of all eyes in Greater Vancouver.
If the automobile is to win its way into favor, not
only among automobilisls, but with the many-footed
general public, the situation which has been created must
be fairly met and wisely dealt with. At present the
position is raw indeed. On one hand there are accidents,
most of which arc serious and many of which are fatal,
some that are preventable under existing conditions, and
some that arc unavoidable; on thc other hand there is, on
roads and streets, thc appearance in large numbers of an
agent uf rapid transportation which is in strong and
growing demand, and fur which no provision has been
made, except in thc shape of regulations governing the
rate uf speed. The penalties fur infringement of these
regulations hit the offender in a sensitive place���his
pocket, and a man who sustains injuries in an automobile
accident that impair his earning power for life seeks redress in a civil action for damages.
Small wonder that society everywhere is looking for
legislation wilh regard tu this matter which shall be remedial
as well as penal. The problem has, of course, its facetious
side. Persons who are exemplars of propriety in conduct
as pedestrians and in thc ordinary relations of life and business frequently display a disposition as wild as it was previously unsuspected, "to go the pace" in an automobile.
Lawyers, automobiling, break the laws while they make
their living by claiming lo interpret. Magistrates and even
prize-fighters leave professional dignity and differences
behind when they step into an automobile, and abandon
themselves to the levelling fascination of a pastime before
whose appeal to the primitive in man, pillars of propriety
and standards of conduct, which it has taken generations i money which the individual holder of property is prepared
IT is not surprising that the public shows signs of growing restlessness under the continuance ed the dead
lock in the negotiations between the B.C.E.R. Company
and the city and elislrict of Vancouver, looking towards
consolidation uf the various franchises held by the
company from the City Council and the Councils eef the
adjacent municipalities. The franchise which tin- company
holds from the city expires in seven years; in thc munici
palltiea  the  franchises  cover  a  term  of forty years.
A continuance uf the situation which now exists is
nut desirable, either from the point of view of the public
..r freeiei lhat of the company. Dual or diverse control
uf the tramway service in the district is to be avoided,
and this would probably be the result if the franchises
now held by the company were allowed to run out on
thc various dates at which they expire, and if each in
turn was cither renewed te) lhe company or transferred
lee lhe city and the various municipalities in which Unfranchises arc operative. Thc representatives of the cily
and municipalities and the directors of the company
reached the conclusion some time ago that the position
was one which called for compromise and negotiation
directed towards consolidation of the franchises���that is.
an agreement on terms by which the running powers
exercised by the company throughout the entire tlistricl
would terminate. At present the company asks that the
term of years em which the company's running powers
throughout the district terminate shall bc twenty-five; the
city asks that it shall be eighteen. It was at this point negotiations failed.
Subjects ripen for settlement, and even in the West the
ripening involves, among olher things, the consuming o!
time. The importance of the Point Grey episode is beginning to be realised; hence, probably, thc restlessness
which is becoming apparent in some quarters over the
continued suspension of negotiations for consolidation of
the franchises. If negotiations arc resumed nothing
will he more likely to influence the attitude of the negotiating parlies on the point at which negotiations failed than
the pronouncement of the Privy Council on the legal points
sent up on appeal from lhe neighboring municipality. The
question is, Will negotiations be resumed, or will some
alternative to consolidation be submitted as a solution of
the problem as it now presents itself? The silence of Sir
Richard McBride regarding lhe result of his interviews
with the directors of the company in London���or what
might bc called, if not silence, the philosophy of silence
reduced to utterance leaves room for speculation.
On the other hand, polities apart, the Premier has al
ways shown himself a staunch r.ritish Columbian. Of Sir
Walter Scott, wheise centenary was celebrated last week,
it was said that in politics he was a strung Conservative,
but he was a Scot first. Similarly, whether one looks
on Sir Richard McBrlde's politics as something on which
he should be congratulated, or as something on which
he should be condoled with, one may concede that he
has neet yet shown, in a single incident in his career, disloyalty to the interests of the province which gave him birth.
It may be taken for granted that in his interviews with
the London directors of the B. C. E. R. Company he did
everything for his native province that he believed the
situation admitted of being done. Yet, so far, the result,
apparently, has been nil. Of course there is always the
possibility that lhe guardedness the premier has shown in
his references to this subject since his return is thc result
of an accession made during his trip to England to his already large stock of political prudence, and his recognition
of. thc fact that the progress of delicate and important
negotiations has frequently been interrupted by the interference of unastute politicians.
Meanwhile the ripening of the public mind on the
problem of street car service  proceeds.    The amount of
of high civilization ami culture lo rear, crumble ti' the
A citizen, apparently doomed to pedestrianlsm, may be-
come n..Lil fur lhe vigor and bitterness with which he inveighs agaiqsl tlu- arrogance of automobilists, and then, on
some unexpected change of fortune, he may ruin his repu-
tation for consistehfcy forever by buying an automobile. The
hearing e.f almost any police court charge of excessive
speeding develops the- fait that, in spite of speedometers
un ..ne hand anel stop watches mi the olher, the divergence
of the evidence as tu tlu rate uf speed is as wide between
the accused  occupant ..t tin- auto ami tin- officers of the
law    who   bring   the   charge   against   him,   as   sometimes
exists between the testimony "f a man. whose sobriety
..ti a certain date duly set forth on lhe charge sheet is in
question, ami thai ni tin- policeman who swears that it was
a necessity to take the prisoner in charge because he
ciuihl imt take charge of himself,    li would bo rash to
Conclude  that  there  is  anything  in   autumubiliug  lhat   is
essentially demoralizing; but, undoubtedly, there is much
that is connected with automobiling which might be
Restrictions, in lhe shape oi lines f.>r automobilists
who exceed the speed limit, may have a wholesome
effect in restraining the nouveaux riches from giving rein
to reckless elation in lhe thrill of an unfamiliar experience,
but much more seems to be required. The suggestion
lias been made lhat all autos to be run in British Columbia
should be geared to the regulation rate of speed, and
thus made incapable of exceeding it. If this plan were
followed it wnuhl limit the usefulness e.f the automobile.
It could not bc applied to automobiles of visitors, but
it would be a logical development of the policy of
restriction. If portions were added to the streets and
highways and reserved for the use of automobiles, who
would bear thc cost of construction and maintenance?
Would the expenditure be met by assessment on the
public, on members of associations of autoists, or on
holders of automobile licences? Among other suggestions made is one that in cities the running of
automobiles should be confined to certain streets, but
this also would limit thc use of the vehicle and would
be confusing to strangers. As a matter of fact, the
running of automobiles is confined to certain streets,
not out of regard for public safety or convenience, but
because some streets invite the automobilist while others
he knows but to shun them.
The rawness of the situation and the necessity for its
relief and amelioration remain. Steam and electric cars
are required to run on rails, over areas which are either
the property of the owners by right of deed or purchase,
or are rented and maintained by the users. Moreover,
these areas are regarded as so fraught with danger that the
to spend on its development, and lhe amount which he is
able to borrow on it for this or any other purpose, sustain
a direct relation lo the terms, and particularly to the
length of his lease of the property. The operations of a
cemipany are governed by similar considerations, and the
borrowing powers of the B. C. E. R. Company would no
doubt be considerably curtailed if lhe term of years on
which consolidation toeik place were eighteen years instead of twenty-five, 'ihen, population follows transportation, and while there are many districts in which the earnings of the B. C. E. R. Company have been immediate,
there are many others in which construction has antedated
profitable operation e.f the line. Nor do the annual reports bear witness that lhe prolils made by the company
are- greater than lhe earning power of money invested in
either undertakings in British Columbia, the directors "f
ill. company are bound in honor and in duty to make the
In -t terms they can for Iheir shareholders. The city and
lhe municipalities, un lhe other hand, are bound to protect the interests eif the ratepayers, but to let petty, personal or political purposes and animosities, however cleverly these may be disguised, interfere with civic policy is
neither to be statesmen nor desirable citizens.
St. John exporters believe that when the Panama Canal
is finished a large trade between Eastern Canada and
British Columbia will bc handled through the port of St.
John. It is pointed out that large quantities of Ontario
products are now sent by the Isthmus of Tehuantepcc
rather than by the all-rail route, and British Columbia
canned salmon comes east by the same route. M. John
manufacturers and those of thc Maritime provinces generally will be able to ship goods to the Pacific Coast much
cheaper by thc canal route than can be done by rail, and
a profitable growth of trade is therefore expected.
Twee interesting mementoes i'f by
gone transportation in Vancouvei
were exhibited the whole t.i last wed
by ihe B. C. Electric Railway whicl
attracted unusual allenlion and inter
est    I >n the Exhibition grounds   ���
ll:i-tiugs I'ark were lhe remains of tin
firs) nam car made f��>r tranaportatioi
in   Vancouver.     This     primitive     cai
was made in the year lxvo. jusi 2.
years ago. A comparison betweei
thai and the hundreds of handsomi
cars in use today is both interesting
and instructive. What a record ee.
progress in less than a quarter "t I
century! The second car. eif some
what more- recent data, was exhibited
at ihe teep eef Powell Sntit in t111
Since-   IS'IO lhe-  progress and (level
opment of transportation in Vancou
ver by the B. C, Electric Railway con-
stitute a receird, and there are few
points of interest in the municipalit)
which cami'it be reached in the leasl
possible lime at thc lowest possible
cosl. Bul lhe end of this remarkable
development is not yet. New roaels
and extended tramway lines are open
ing up in all directions, and it is difficult to even guess what will happen
ill this particular direction during the
nexl 22 years. Men will come ami
men will go, but it is safe to assume
lhat with  the continued enterprise of
the B. C. Electric Railway thc transportation facilities will equal the demand.
By the way. ihis reminds us that
.en September 1 the Company are
moving into the handsuine and spac-
iutis new premises un Hastings Street,
une block from lhe present offices,
which have become too small lu accommodate ihe staff. A permanent
and much appreciated improvement
has been effected in the new building.
The interurban cars, which formerly
started freim the open street, now
have from under a shelter, where
passengers can wait for the cars out
of the broiling sun or drenching rains
and away from the risks uf the street
traffic. Eor this relief much thanks!
*   *   *
There is an old lady residing nut
a hundred miles from 47lh Avenue
and Main who is a stickler feir the
Sabbath, and she is probably able lo
repeat Tom Hood's "Song of thc
Shirt" from memory. Lasl Saturday
evening "Granny" was reminded lhat
her grandson's shirt was minus several buttons. It was getting late, and
the edict went forth lhat those but-
teeiis must be put on before "Granny"
retired or wait until Monday, as she
did not intend to work em Sunday.
In South Vancouver, however, the exception docs nol prove the rule. Men
leave their regular employment at
noon on Saturday, and many spend
every hour eef their spare lime in
erecting dandy residences for themselves in which they live happy ever
afterwards. The majority will probably conclude that the end justifies
lhe means.
The death of General Booth brings to an end a career
that is notable in many respects. It can hardly be contended that either in theology or in religious work the
master impulse of the time is towards evangelicalism, as
General Booth interpreted, practised and preached it; but
the Salvation Army is one of the most remarkable and
powerful organizations for thc promotion of evangelical
religion among the masses that has ever taken shape in
the religious world.
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, E.C.)
We conduct a regular Ranking Business.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Monev Orders Issued and Cashed
Drafts       Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Fraser Street Business Lots a specialty.   Wc have best listings.
Snaps in Building Lots. Lot on 46th Ave., and one on 49th Ave.,
first block west of Fraser St.; cleared; $K50.
Lot on 56th Ave., first block west of Eraser St., $651.
Several high, dry cleared Leils, close lo Fraser St. and Victoria
Drive, $550. $50 cash, anel $10 a month.
4, 5, 6, and 7-reiom Modern Houses, close to Ihe carline, from
$2,000 up, on cash payment of $150 and up.    Monthly payments.
Modern Houses to rent, $15 lo $25.
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of oir Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while yor are in any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
Misfortunes   conn-   nol
spies, but in battalions.
Judging from the bylaw submitted by Councillor Clug-
ston at the meeting of the Point Grey Council, held at
Kerrisdalc, on Tuesday evening, read thrice and passed
for the first time, the end of the era of no transportation
in Point Grey is in sight. This bylaw gives the railway
ceimpany the right to construct lines in the municipality.
in single
For more
than a week Frederick Gunter, eef
Thirty-third Avenue, lay unconscious
and at the point of death, On Monday morning he succumbed lo bee
stings, inflicted by a swarm of bees
he was attending in his garden. The
case was a peculiar one, which puzzled several medical men, but it is
pretty clear that Gunter died from
blood poisoning, the result of the
slings. The man's death at lhe age
of feirty is a severe blow for the
wife and family; but this is not all.
On Sunday morning a fire broke out
on lhe premises ami destroyed the
only valuables Mrs. Gunter had lefl.
Much sympathy is expressed with
Mrs. Gunter in her sad bereavement.
Mr. W. S. Pedlar, of 524 Twelfth
Avenue West, has a pretty little home
out in Central Park which he has
generously placed at the disposal of
the Gunters free of cost.
�� �� *
The sagacity of the dog is proverbial, and Ihis applies irrespective
of breed or class.    There is in Soulh
Vancouver  a    nice-looking    animal
which lee use a Common phrase, "knows
his way aboul." Ilis home is on Fortieth Avenue and he is a regular
visitor  lo  the  city,     lie  can   be  seen
almost any day, waiting at Thirty-
ninth Avenue, where tin- cars cross
He' boards lhe car to Twenly-fifth.
anil changes thiie le. a Davie, on
which he rieles unmolested to the top
of Hastings.   What iln- attraction in
the city can be, is not known, bul
certain it is that he spends aboul tin-
same time there each day, and then
returns home, boarding the car at the
top of Hastings, where he left il. He
needs no ticket >>r transfer, for his
face is his "tree pass." and most of
iln- conductors kmew him. His name
is "Yarrow."
All Stray Dogs to be "Netted"
Chief Jackson on Monday morning
brought before thc Police Committee
the risk to residents owing to the
large number of stray dogs in thc
municipality. He said, only lhat
morning one person had been badly
bitten, and many other cases were
reported, and he asked for instructions
in the matter. Councillor Third :
What about a lasso? Chief Jackson said the trouble was that a
large number of dogs were wandering about that nobody would own,
and for which no licence was paid.
The committee, having discussed thc
matter, instructed the chief to purchase a net case, to fit one of the
garbage carts, and in this all stray
dogs that can be caught will be
placed and taken to the Municipal
pound and destroyed. Those who
value their dogs had better look to it,
or the fate of their pet is sealed.
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :  51st Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone :  Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
Mountain View Fish and Fruit Store
28th Avenue and Main Street
The Pioneer Fish Store of this district, which lias an established reputation for sending out fish absolutely fresh and aootl.
Increases Ward Representation
South Vancouver has an option for
park purposes on a tract of land on
Little Mountain. On Tuesday Mr.
C. M. Nichol, C. P. R. agent to whom
the land belongs, asked the Council
what thc municipality intended to do,
as the option expired on October 1
next. A committee of the Council
was appointed to interview the C. P.
R. authorities in connectiem with the
The question of the redistribution
eef seals and increased ward representation came before thc Municipal
Council on Tuesday, when future
probabilities were discussed and on
lhe assumption that annexation will
take place. Should South Vancouver
ever become annexed lo the City thc
municipality will naturally make a
strenuous effort to obtain the largest
representation possible. With ibis In
view the Council on Tuesday decided
lo divide the municipality into seven
wards,   which   means   an   increase   eil
two, giving a t'.tal of eight members,
including the Reeve. Even then lhe
municipality, considering its size and
iinpoi lance, will not by any means be-
over-represented. The     Council
unanimously passed    the   resolution,
and it will take effect at lhe election
in January next. The Council ilis
cussed the question of annexation and
incorporation in the course of a
desultory conversation which followed the passing of the resolution.
Should annexation fail to go Ihrough,
the municipality would then incorporate, and in thai event would be
limited to six wards. There are many
contingencies to be considered, which
will be discussed at a later date. In
the meantime a meeting of representatives has been called for next Tuesday, August 27, on the following resolution, which was carried : "That thc
various progressive associations,
Hoard of Trade and School Hoard, bc
invited to attend a representative and
general meeting to discuss the question of annexation to the City of Vancouver on Tuesday, August 27, at 7.30
p.m., at the Municipal Hall"
Why He Wrote the Letter
Al Tuesday's Council meeting t
clllor Thomas called lhe attenii..
the Finance Committee to a 1.
which he staled had been sent by
William I'hleming, assistant lie
inspector, io Commissioner Cre
complaining that $110(1 or $1200.
���vided by a Road Bylaw in 1911.
remained unexpended on Th
ninth Avenue, between Ontario S
and the Cemetery, and asking l
niissioni-i Crehan to see thai
money was Spent on lhe road for v
it was appropriated, Coun
Thomas said he th..tight Mr.  Ph
ling  had  forgotten  that there  w
Reeve and Council, to say uotlm
; a Ceiuneillor feir lhe Warel.
Councillor Kllieeti said the ;
practically amounted lo a vote nt
sure on the Cenmcil hy one -
| employees, Only the previous
there was a complaint before
Council that Mr. I'hleming ha.
been civil to a ratepayer, ami
thought he should be asked f.
Thc Clerk was requested to .
Jibe  letter  from   Mr.  Crehan,  an
I returned with a letter written in ;
cil   and   signed     "Wm.     Phlcn
which was handed round to the in
hers of the  committee.
After reading the letter it wa
animoiisly   decided  to    request
Phleming to attend before the '
cil to explain why he wrote to i
mission er Crehan asking him i ������
that certain work was done on Thi
I ninth Avenue instead of bringing
matter before the Council.
South Vancouver Council        Municipal Employee to be Asl  d
��� lie
On Monday evening Captain Price,
who recently resigned his position in
the fire brigade, asked the Fire and
Light Committee if he might bc allowed to retain bis suit, which he had
worn for twelve months. Councillor
Third : If he has had it for a year
no one else will want to use it. Councillor Elliott said when a man left the
brigade his uniform reverted to the
Council, no matter what his length of
service. Ex-Captain Price said suits
had been retained which had not been
in use twelve months. It transpired
that the rules stated that all uniforms
should become thc property of the
Council, and the applicant left the
hall non-suited.
Money Market Congested
Like many other public bodie-
Municipal Council are in want
money to carry them over thc current year. On Monday, Mr. J '!:
Springford, municipal clerk, repent1-'1
to the Board of Works that he bad
received the following cable from
Messrs. Wood, Gundy & Co., I'ma"'
cial agents : "Telegram received
cabled to London. They reply, 'M��r"
ket very congested,' but will effect
sale earliest pbssiblc moment and
cable proceeds." Mr. Springi"r'
added that he had only about $10C-
000 in the bank, and wanted double
that amount. Councillor Robin son :
Do you expect to get it on a nie*
sage like that? The matter was k��
in the hands of the clerk. SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1912
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
Northwestern League
Vancouver v. Portland
Aug-.  26 to Sept. 2
���Whal   is
Wcckelay   games   4   o'clock
Salurelay    aflcmoons,    3    o'clock
Vancouver vs. New Westminster--1912
AtlfUtt 24 and  September  14.
Season tickets for abo\o games, entitling
holders to the same seats lor every game, are
on sale at Harry Godfrey's Sporting Goods
Store,   132   Hastings   Street   West.
Grant Phipps
(Successor to M. Jenkins)
Estimates given      JOYCE STREET
For Quality and Purity come to thc
Comer 24th and Main
Z. Aheroni, Prop.
THE USE OK WATER lor lawns, gardens,
streets anil sielewalk sprinkling is strictly pro
hibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turned
of! and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
Waterworks Superintendent
The Government Auditing Commissioner of
the alitivc-iiami-el Municipality will have hii
tiff ice open from 10 to 11 in the forenoon of
each ildy (cjice|it el.-iys on which thc Public
Inquiry is being held) fur tlie purpose of
palling accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner of real property may be present and
may make any objection to such accounts as
are  before   the  Auditor.
C. M. C.
Health  Department
for the collection of garbage can now bc pur-
ehaied from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue, as provided by the bylaw.
Hox  1224, South Vancouver.
'url   e.i   lasl   resort,  helped  thii  morning," laid old   Mr-
Sniyihi-   tee  in-r  neighbor;    ' I
him some cake and told him to tan
lome  weieiel, .-mil  about   ten   minutes
later In- came and aiki e| m   ii I'd mind
if     111'     atC     llir      iY"e���|     ,|||e|      ,,u,,|      l|i,
cake "
* ���   *
John, -en (telling Hn boyi aboul
yeiterday'i fiihing trip) Yep. yon
nrter leen mc haul in tin- three ������ |
ue:ikfi-.li li pulled almotl ai hard
i- tin- te-.'i fool blucfiih, ami. "
John, jnn.    (interrupting)���Father,
tin- market man is here ��ith t!
you  e.nli-rt'il  hist  nigbt
��    ��    *
"There ia abiolutely no me t" talk
in un- aboul women luffrage."
"Really, 'ilel in.in. I cannot undei
>t.-ine| �� hy you oppose it v. itrongly,"
"Well, III I. II v..ei. I wai in .-i
clothing store I.i-t week !��� ������ .kinj.. ,v
Menu necktiei when a woman came in
and told "in- 'if the clerki ihe wanted
i" buy a collar f<.r In-r dojr."
* ���   ��
Cardinal Gibbon* was discussing
Gilmore and Iii- band. "Cilmore."
saiel lhe Cardinal, "was famous foi hii
playing of Mozart's 'Twelfth Mass.'
On one occasion In- played it in a
N'eiith Carolina town, and next day
tin- local paper announced that In- ren
eh red ��it'i great effect Moz n -
Twelfth   Massachusetts '"
* ��   *
A negro was in gaol, awaiting hi��
trial for iln- thcfl of a i ow
Ilis ��if,- called t'e see him. and as
she went  .��nt   Iln-  gaoler askeel :
"Have you engaged a lawyer t'
'Irf'nil   Jim   yet,   Mainly1"
"No," saiil ihe dusky dame with a
shake- uf her head. "Ef Jim was
guilty, Ah'd gel him a lawyer at once
Inii In- says In- ain't guilty, a >. of
course. Ah ain't a gwine to gel no
Then came a voice freun th.- dark
ness e,f the- cells.
"Mistah Oraily." called ilu- prison
er. "tell ilat yer niggah woman t- --i'
a law yer���and a good one, too!"
* ��   *
A smart young doctor s:ii facing
his patient
"Yes, my friend," lie- saiel gladly
"you an- quite well again now, ami
need nol come here again."
Tin- patient, recovering from a bad
illness, was relieved tu hear 'his.
Then his face became overcast again,
"Bud aboul der Mil. docdor, in
saiil���"I ain't geet mooch money
Vill you dake der liiil oul in trade?"
The kind-hearted <I.n-1.>r eyed his
patient's shabby clothes,
"Well, perhaps I might," lie said
agreeably. "Er���what Is your trade?"
"I ens der leader uf a Sherman
band, docdor," said tin- patient proud.
ly. "W'e will hlay in iler froonl off
your house every evening for von
* *   *
lie hail returned home in tin- even
ing, tired and ready for a restful hour
eer two.
"Jeihn, my hive." said his little wife
sweetly,   "eliil  you   peisl   thai   letter   1
gave you this morning?"
"Yes, my pet." said John, hiding his
conscience-stricken face behind the
"Well,   what   is your  answer"'"  still
mure sweetly.
"Wh-whai is whal:" gasped John,
"What is yeenr answer, dear?" said
his   little   wife   clearly.   "That   letter
was addressed  in you."
"Addressed to me!" exclaimed John,
"I  didn't  notice it."
Anil then, like a foolish man. he
fell iiilu the hap ami produced the
letter from liis pocket in see. The
envelope was nol addressed to him:
Inn a  long and severe lecture was.
silently after.
FOR RENT���Three rooms, same
floor, unfurnished, close to. carline;
suit grown-ups, housekeeping; $15.
Apply "Greater Vancouver Chinook"
Bird Ventriloquists
Ventriloquism is not confined solely
to lhe human race. There are many
birds whose notes il is almost impossible "to place."
Take the corn-crake, with its harsh
Crake, crake!" One moment the
sound is by your feet; thc next fifty
yards away. The grasshopper is
another offender in this respect. Its
���ibflant note is hard to locate.
The sedge-warbler goes one better.
Not only is it an accomplished ventriloquist, but it will ntinic or parody
"te song of olher birds. In a less
degree the redbreast and the crow
possess these powers, and foreign
eleeves come under the same category.
In Mrazil the bell-bird is exceptionally skilful with its veiice, while the
American chickadee invariably de
teives the listener.
"< 'un tin;; an old maid "
* *   ���
Suitor    I   hope  my  nomination   to
th* 'i'i- i-lnp .ii iln- museum "f an
liquitii - mil induc< yi u i" trail your
daughter I <. my care,
'*   ���   *
Ec miial  Host��� \lii-.. jusl  play
��� r  popular  ioiiu  thai  our  gue  ���
pan all join in singing. The) are do
ing nothing Imt . al and elrmk:
* ��   ���
"This portrait doesn't resemble mc
at all!"
"Pardon   me,  madam,  bul   I    :e
made a portrait "f a lady thai n
semblcd her."
*       *        e*
"I have- often predicted that my
wife's hair would lie nice and curly
al night," -aid Ihe clever one, "I low
elid I know? Why, I saw ii in ihe
morning papers."
*   *   *
"VV en's  minds an-  much clean
cr than men's," laid a woman t.. li -r
husband. "They oughl tu he." re
plied her husband, They change
them s.e much oftener,"
* +   *
"Ma. whal is meant by tin- Progres
sive party?
"The- Progressive party, my dear?
Why. that's where all the partners
change  after  every  game."
��     ��     ��
"Why ilu you always eat a square
meal before dining out ?"
"Su I can give my entire attention
tu the management uf the various
knives  ami   furks."
* *    ��
"Has   that   young   man   nerve   ami
"Yes," replied Miss Sharp, "hut he
uses them all up in selecting funny
* *   *
Mrs. Higgins���'*] jusl hive to shut
my eyes and think."
Mr. Higgins���"Why don't yuu try
that with your mouth sume- time,
* ��   *
Hi���Ones   a   we email   when    she's
married expect her husband to tell
her his business affairs;- Sin���I don't
know; Inn a woman expects a man to
talk business when he's courting her.
9        �� ��
That   man   has   spent   all   his   life
wasting his unquestionable talent and
ignoring   opportunities   for   success."
"Ves," answered Miss Cayenne, "lie
has a positive genius for wresting dc-
feal from the jaws eif victory."
* *   ���
"Shall we call on enir congressman
in a beeily in- individually?" "I figure
it Ihis way : "If we call in a body he'll
just make us a speech." "Well?"
"Hut if wc call individually he'll have
lo take us each out  to lunch."
* ��    ��
Master : "Buttons!" Man-servant : "Yes, sir." Master : "Don't
forget in let me know when it's five
o'clock. I promised to meet my wife
at two, anil she'll be vexed if I'm nut
there  when   she  arrives."
ele        *        +
"This bell," said a well-meaning
sexton, when showing ihe belfry of
an interesting village church to a
parly uf vision's, "is unly rung in
ease uf a visit from tin- Lord Bishop
uf the diocese, a fire, a Hood or any
other calamity."
* *   *
"Is il true thai your daughter has,
married a highbrow, Mrs. Rocking
hapi?" ".Vie; lhat story was started
hy some eif tin Kills who are jealous,
Daisic's husband is a good writer,
bill his nivalin s amount  tu over $40,-
000 a year."
* *   *
Sweetheart : "Dearest, don'l you
think you could love mother enough
iu have her come ami live with us?"
Reggy (heroically): "Mure, darling,
more." Sweetheart: "How much
more?" Kenny : "Enough more to
ha\e us  go anil  live  wilh  her."
��e        ��       ��
"What." askeel ihe hunter who hail
mistakenly shot a guide, bending
down eagerly, "is yum- name?
"Smith," jjaspeil the guide, wilh Ilis
lasl breath, Tne hunter's face fell.
"Ami I came up hen-," In- exclaimed,
ruefully,   "in   pursuit   uf   rare   name."
* *    *
"Yeni tulil me an hour ago," complained the man wilh the satchel,
"(hai the train was twenty minutes
late." "Well, il was," replied lhe
Station agent. "I!ut il hasn't got
here yel." "Oh, I thought you were
asking about the train that had just
* ���   *
Kenneth was discussing tin- cricket
team of which he was a member and
said to the girl,
"You know young Marker: Well,
he's going to be our best man before
"(Hi, Kenneth," she cried, "what a
nice "Way tu propose to me!"
* *   ��
"Flibbers leioks as if a great weight
hail been lifted from his mind." "I'm
sure nothing like that has happened."
"You will have to acknowledge thai
he seems more cheerful." "Oh, to bc
sure. What f meant was that his
mind is incapable of sustaining a
great  weight,"
* *   *
"Georgie." said a girl lo her, little
brother, "I've just heard that you
were whipped at school last week. I
hail no idea of it till I was told a few
minutes ago." "Hadn't you?" res
ponded Georgie. And then he added,
with a tune anil an air of pride,
"Why, I knew it all Ihe time."
* t    *
Conjurer : "Yuu have seen mc put
the marked shilling iu this hat. I
now ask our friend over there with
the red nose to lish it out of his
pocket" Our friend (arising) : "I
didn't know yuu handed it to mc this
morning. 1 had to use sixpence, but
here's lhe change."
* *    *
"That   was  a   disgusting   tramp   1
Mourn nevermore for Beauty, Sigh no
Above   the   tender   ruse   that   il   musl
Lament  me  more  that   flowery  love
Seems lull lhe prey oi Time.
Fear met fur this.
Since  all   these  fragile  thing-   survive
and   live.
Tin- nightingale still through tin- hills
,.f Thrace
Makes   music   lu   the   moon,   though
long age I
Their temples and their tombs have
passed away.
I lu   crumbling   walls   anil   ramparts
once Ihe pride
Of un remember qd empires, still return
Spring's   asphodels   as   frail   as   flakes
of SIlllW.
Fear nut for such as these, since they.
in truth.
Outlive the unguarded granite and its
All   beauty   has   il   worth.     It   is   enshrined
In   armor   stronger   than   cuirassing
It bears a majesty that makes Death
And robs him uf his sting.    W'e hate
to bruise
The slender  bird,  or trample un  the
Or soil the snowy-winged anemone,
Wc ne'er would kill one lightest Doric
That  links  us  with  the  childhood  of
the world.
Ay,  loath   we  are  lu  rend   lhe  quiet
Of rainbow-colored moths.
When  fragile gifts
Are   touched    with    loveliness    we
treasure them.
The marble  that  in   M'dOS  once  was
A  dream  of  tender  beauty   has  met
Through all ihe centuries; and lovely
No succor need, and nothing good or
More obdurately battles  through  thc
Of Time and Death than earth's frail
���Arthur  Stringer,  in   the 'Canadian
Justin McCarthy itati 'I in hii n m
'i- i - thai while editing the
"Morning Star" he was visited lev
eral times bj a grave, whiti haired
old Ire nchman Thii isitor i ould
in.i s.��� ;,|  Kngli :���. I. i ;. ion
ail)    well   informed   with   regard   to
\ni. ri. an ami   Kuropi an  politie
wai  never  wrong  in  am   prediction,
���  improbable it   - ��� mod w hi n
"it. ie .1     He wai dignified and i oui
mai     ���    ��hile  in    opinion
��� inli inly an ardent Repul In an   Early
in I867, ��������� 'i'i. cit il v ai raged in Mcxi
co,   and   Fn ni h   troopi   n-ere   iln-re,
aie'  nighl  hi   ml ri d  thi   offi i   and
announced   that   the     United    Slates
uuiiM oblige  Napi Icon  to ��ithdran
II.  added that then no doubl
Pn -nleiu  Juai i /  would  capture  the
Emperor   Maximilian,   ami.   jj       .   1
'"'iM certainly execute him, on  iln
plea   that, after   Hazaine'i   pii�� lama
i 'in. quarter"    to    tin-    rebel
which Maximilian had confirm
I i latter could ""' In- spared. The
pre,ph. , i, i   ���..,,.���   -,,   Itartling  that   Iln
. ditoi - in sitatcd to pub
lish  them,  Maximilian's execution  in
parti, ni.M leeming too hazardous
for Juarez, I low i ver, ihe "Star"
il li ngth printi ���! tin- s- itements, and
ell came 11in-. 'I lu- United States
compelled the French forces to
Mi -.i' ������: Maximilian was i iken,
tried, an.I shol un June 19, 1867. M,
1 'aiihy added that his visitor ele, lined
remuneration, ami was never leen
Justin McCarthy also mentioned a
Prus :.::i ��I:,, came ti i the "Morning
Star"  office 'lining   1863,  when    the
Conferi nee   of   I. Ion    lis   sitting,
and  stated  that   Denmark  would  re
-, I   iln-   English   ami   French   pro
It  was duly announced, ami
occasioned all day a itiirm of repudia
tion.    At nighi  Lord  Palmerston ad
milt'el it  ill iln-  Huns,-, ami  tin-  Dan
ish   wai   ensued.    Tin-  same  man  in
1866 told  McCarthy    that    Bismarck
meant to force war with Austria. The
"Star" adhered t" thi- prediction al-,,.
,n,I   it   was  duly   fulfilled.     Nothing
was known of this  Prussian, except
thai   In-  was  a  poor  teacher  uf  Ian
guages, ami ii was a mystery how he
obtained   his  information.
Dickens, em his return from Ameri.
a m 1868, repeated a very remarkable incident, which preceded tin- as
���iassination of Abraham Lincoln,
which was related I" him hy Mr. Sec
rctary  Stanton,  wh".  on   tin-  after
noon ,.f lhe day un  �� Inch  tin-   Prcsi
I, ni  was -!i"t. attend, ,1 a Council ai
nhich   Line.,In  pn sided,      All    who
wen   present noticed a great change,!
in unusual gravity ami dignity in his
demeanor.    "Gentlemen,"    he    said,
s iineihing very extraordinary is going p. happen, and that  very  soon."
lli- hearers were much impressed by
hi- serious manner, ami tin- Attorney-
General inquired  whether  he  hail  reel-, eel any special information,   "No,"
he  replied, "but   for   the  third   time   I
have dreamed Iln- same dream. I Mice
ni tin- nighl preceding the battle ,ef
Hull   Run; again, lief,ere another bat
ile  in   which   we-  suffered  defeat,     I
Ireani   thai   I   am   "li   a   great,   broad,
rolling  river,  ami   I   am   in   a   boal���
mil  I  drift���and  1  drift,    lint  thi- is
nui business; let us proceed tu bitsi
ins-."    That nighl  he was shut!
 *~^ ,	
The   Song  of  the   Wire
This  is the song eef tin-  wire���
'I'll' electric win���
Tin- slender thread with  ilu- soul of
Wilh   tin-   wings   "I   light   that   -ball
never lire���
Wilh a power ami grandeur awful anel
Th' electric win-.
)h!  I am th.- Monarch of light and
of dark���
Thc   peeVe er   uf   life   all'l   e.f   eleMlli;
I can quicken your pulse- ,,i lav you
By tin- touch e.f my fiery breath.
Mv life b! 1 is ether���the life of the
From  Pole nut" Pole���
Tin-    Planets   were   -pinning   in   bar
iiiuiiy  liiiib el
Ai ilu- birth of ni>- soul.
For Aeons of ages I slept in tin- earth,
Awaiting a   Master's  call;
(The power in bondage i- Intl.- worth,
Ami lhe -��e,i idleness pall. I
But  now   I  am  singing and bum   ling
in  glee-
While  Pluto doth quake!
Redemption is come :    I am  frci '  1
am  fi,,!
My heart is awake!
This is lhe sung uf the wire���
Th' electric wire���
The slender thread with the soul of
With wings uf light  that  shall never
With a power and grandeur awful and
This is the sung oi the win���
Th' electric wire,
Etiquette on Warships
Etiquette plays quite an important
part un a modern battleship, and the
Navy enforces many little forms anil
In the ward in,,in. where tin- officers and midshipmen dine, the commander invariably sits al bis right
hand, while the former changes every
Evening-dress is a steadfast rule:
so much su that the man who lias In
take a watch after dinner, anil whu
has no time to change, sits at the
table by  himself.
Thc toast of "The King" in the
Xavy is drunk sitting. Tradition has
it that a certain king once proposed
a toasl, and, jumping up. hit his head
against a beam above. Orders were
given, lhe Story gen-s. that all luasts
were   lu   lie   drunk   silling   in   future.
The "middy" un a warship is just
like a fag at a public school, with the
officers as his prefects ,>r monitors.
Midshipmen have lo make themselves
generally useful to tbe latter.
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"How is it you were so successful
with your catch in the fishing party
when the rest couldn't get a thing?"'
"I invited the deaf and dumb girl in
the party to gee with me."
"Dorothy always begins a novel
in the middle." "What's that for?"
"Why, then she has two problems lo
be excited eiver���lmiv the Story will
end anil  how  il  will  begin."
tmrnM SIX
The  Fame  of
Joshua  Diggs
It was with mixed feelings llial
Joshua Diggs learned he bad inherited a millieeii dollar*, At thirty three
years eif age lie found himself a man
of simple tastes and <iiiii-i habile, easy
going, unobtrusive, living quietly and
contentedly upon an income eel five
thousand a year.   Joshua prided him
self that he had no hubbies, lie lived
alone, and his program hardly varied
freim one day to another. A member
of one club, he dined there alone eme
evening each week. Once a week
also he attended some public amusement. On Sunday he went t" church.
It seemed to Joshua that his life
was entirely satisfactory. He had
found contentment Hence he was
honestly disturbed when lie was assured beyond question by his attorney that a distant and hardly known
uncle had died and left so considerable a sum as a million dollars.
Upon the evening of this discovery
Joshua found himself so disturbed
that he was unable tei follow his usual
custom of dining at the club. He remained at home, smoked three cigars
instead of one, and sat up far into the
night, pondering over the situation.
Of course, he could give away the
money, but he had not the slightest
idea how iir to whom. He could in
vest it, and, since he did not need the
interest, reinvest that as well. This.
however, would entail constant and
troublesome attention to details, and
from this Joshua shrank.
The possibility of marriage occurred
tu him. Doubtless, a frivolous and
extravagant wife could find ways of
spending his money, anil in exchange
for the privilege annoy him but little.
Hu! this, ton, he rejected as an undesirable solutione What lie most feared
was that his million would interfere
with his peaceful and perfectly congenial life.
That greal riches are a burden had
always been a firm belief with
Joshua. Moteirs, social activities, and
the pleasures uf the wealthy had never
appealed to him. He had grown fond
of his ceiminonplace, uneventful existence, and was loath to have it altered.
Moreover, Joshua realized that he
was an infant in business matters.
Absolutely unsophisticated, he knew
he could never hope to accomplish
greal things in the world of finance
or commerce even with one million
dollars. It was afler midnight, therefore, when he suddenly reached a conclusion.
There had always been just one
thing for which he had lunged in
spile of his almost perfect happiness.
At limes he had scoffed inwardly at
the idea, but now he gave way to it
completely and admitted to himself
that it existed.
Retiring and inconspicuous in his
every action, he had no friends���nol
even acquaintances bordering in the
slightest degree upon intimacy. Hut
in the depths of his narrow soul
Joshua had always lunged to become
There had never been anything lo
distinguish him from any other man
except his reticence, and that quality
dues nut place one in the lime-light
of publicity.
Often he had envied men whose
names were household words. To
have people say as he walked down
the street: "There goes Joshua
Diggs!" To be pointed out in a
throng���to have one man slyly nudge
another and stare at him with curious
respect and admiration!
This to Joshua seemed the one
thing lacking in his life.
It was really the only thing he desired. Perhaps a million dullars
Would buy him such fame. If so, he
would consider it well spent. But
guing about the matter presented
difficulties. Yet, having decided tu
apply his inheritance to this pur-
puM>. lie retire-el in rare good humor
anil slept Sei soundly that he arose
ten minutes later than was his usual
At the breakfast-table he was astonished to find a great stack of mail
awaiting him. Tn sume mysterious
. manner, scores of banking houses
had learned of his inheritance and
offered conservative investments.
Half a dozen promotorS begged the
favor of an interview, while several
charitable institution)! solicited contributions fur their work. There
win' also numerous appeals from in
���ividuals seeking his assistance in a
scheme uf unusual possibilities.
In amazement Joshua lpoked
through them all hastily. One by
one he dropped them into the waste-
Basket, until only one remained. As
he read it a smile spread eever his
face. Thc heading was neatly engraved, and read :
Mr.   Joshua   Diggs.
My   dear   Sir :
If you are anticipating any investment the success of which
can be furthered by publicity,
1 am thc man who can advertise
anything on earth and make it
known everywhere. An interview will prove conclusively that
I know what I am talking about.
Yours very truly.
Joshua chuckled. Here was thc
man he sought. Surely a man who
wrote so confidently must be competent to direct him toward his goal.
Without wasting time, Joshna put on
his hat and hurried down-town to
the office of Mr. Peck. Timidly he
presented his card to an office-boy,
and in a few minutes he found himself in thc sanctum of the advertising agent.
"I presume my letter was timely,
Mr.  Diggs,"  said   Peck,  smiling.
"It was���a godsend," said Jeeshua.
"Your suggestion has been of inestimable value  to  me."
"Then, you are contemplating an
advertising campaign for the marketing of a new product?" Peck inquired.
"No," said Joshua. "I have nothing  to  sell."
Peck's face fell. "Then how can
1  serve you?" he asked.
"Could you make un famous?"
Joshua inquired promptly,
"1 could make a wooden cii^ar
sieire Indian a figure "f national im
portance,"   Peck   replied   confidently.
Jeeshua  beamed.   Briefly  and   plain
ly he expressed Ins desire���then wail
ed fur  Peck 1" suggest  the means uf
attaining it.
"How much would you be willing
lo spend upon such a campaign?'
"One million dollars," Mid Joshua
without hesitation.
Mr. Peck gasped, "I'i' I under
stand that you only desire to make
yourself prominent?" Peck inquired
Peck scrutinized him doubtfully
for   a   moment,   "Mr,    Diggs,"   he
said, "you are either very shrewd and
deep or else you arc a very peculiar
man. In either event, 1 am happy lu
undertake the task."
"How lung will il lake befure my
object is obtained?" Jeishua asked
"A few weeks���three months at thc
longest," said Peck. "Shall we outline  a  plan  of  campaign  now?"
"No," said Joshua. "1 leave the
details to yuu. Spend one million
dullars any way yuu like, and send
the bills  to  me.    Good  morning."
A week later every morning paper
of note in one hundred great Ann-ri
can cities contained a half page ail
vertisement, the creation of V. Lorenzo Peck. Inside a plain rule buril-
er  appeared  nothing  but  the  name :
Hundreds of thousands of readers
saw the advertisement, and asked,
"Who is Joshua Diggs?" Instead uf
answering the question, the next advertisement appearing three days later,
merely asked :
.Do  You   Know
In addition to this, bill-boards began lo be blazoned with the name
of Joshua Diggs. Engraved cards
were distributed on the streets to
every passer-by. They bore simply
the name, Joshua  Diggs.
A month later full pages in the
magazines  stated :
Is Ihe Best-Known Man in the United
Regularly twice a week the newspapers originally used contained large
advertisements which gave this interesting bit uf information :
Lives ill New York.
The   next   issue  of   thc   magazines
contained    a    second    advertisement
showing a  picture  of  a  quiet  little
man     wearing     side-whiskers.      The
caption read i
This   is
The Best-Known Man in the World.
Curosity had been aroused to the
fever point. Who was Joshua Diggs
-���what did he do���what was he trying to du���why was he the best-
kmiwn  man  in  thc  United  States?
Every one knew of him, but no one
knew anything about him, except
that he was the best-known man in
the  world.
People began to write to the newspapers, asking for information regarding him, and the newspapers
could not give it. They wired their
New York correspondents to look
up Joshua Diggs. Undoubtedly, they
reasoned, it was a scheme to gel free
publicity in their columns, but they
were willing to be used if necessary
ill order tei solve the mystery of this
strange personage. Even theeiigh he
developed into the owner of Diggs
Soap, it was necessary to satisfy'the
public clamor as tu wine Joshua
Diggs might really be.
It was a easy matter feir the correspondents to find Jeeshua in New
Vurk. lie greeted them pleasantly
and passed around cigars. He asstir-
red them thai lie had nuthing tu sell
���no business, and no inleiiliuii .if en-
It-ring  any.
Thc newspaper men listened incredulously, and went away with the
linn idea that they had been bluffed,
Each also took with him a photo
graph  uf  Mr.  Diggs.
During   lhe   Following   week   these
photographs appeared in newspapers
throughout    the    country,    together
with an interview wilh the famous
Joshua Diggs. And the country was
mure at sea than ever. "What is his
game?"     every     one     asked. Bul
Joshua said lie had no game, and
no man could prove that he hail.
Mr. Diggs beamed. Wherever he
went he saw people turn and look
wonderingly at him. He indeed
became famous, and unly half uf his
million was gune!
Several days later he received a
visit from a prusperuus-looking gen
tleman named Branscome, After in
trieduc'mg himself, Mr. Branscome
statcd that he was the president of
a newly formed company manufacturing concentrated food tablets. He
explained the scientific value of lhe
product, the boon it would be to humanity, and its tremendous commercial   possibilities.
"But 1 am positively not interested
in any investments," protested
"Yuu mean that you arc not or
will not become affiliated with any
business scheme?" asked Mr. Brans-
come eagerly.
"Exactly," said Joshua.
"And thc advertising you have
been doing is really for the sole pur-
puse of making yourself a national
"Quite so," said Joshua.
"Geiod!" Mr. Branscome almost
shrieked with joy. "If you will let
us call our company the Joshua
Diggs Concentrated Food Tablet
Ceimpany I will pay you half a million in cash. Yon need do nothing
more.    You  will  have  no  duties,  no
responsibilities,  no  connection  with
lhe company. Vim can use the half
million as yuu like���in advertising
yourself further if vent are SO inclin
Jusluia considered  the proposition
carefully. Il seemed tei be fair���tei
lie a further aid in attaining his gual
He contented, received thc check fur
the money, and turned it over tu V
Lorenzo  Peck.
"Go   ahead,"   said   Jeishua.    "Go   ii
stronger than ever.'"
Mr. Peck did so. He used news
papers, magazines, bill -hoards���every
publication, had a share in tbe appropriation. A month later Joshua sent
Peck a second check, received under
similar circumstances freun the pro-
motors u( ihe Diggs Patent Ever
wear Shoe Ceimpany Street-cars began  lu carry  signs  which  read :
The   Man   Whose   Name   Will   Live
Within the next six months seven
new companies were launched with
the name of Joshua Diggs in their
corporate titles. Electric signs biased forth the name uf Joshua Diggs
by night. By day great balloons carried lhe now famous name over the
house-tops. Behind wagons drawn
by teams uf six high-stepping burses
rude brass bands blaring forth music
and calling attention tu great signs
bearing lhe name of Joshua Diggs.
His pictures hung in slurc windows
stared out uf theatre programs, and
looked up freun post-cards that flood
ed every mail delivery.
Throughout the country newspapers commented editorially upon this
new money baron whose name headed great corporations, who advertised
steadily, and who was beginning to
rival the nation's greatest financiers
and merchant  princes.
'let. Joshua Diggs lived the same
quiet life, deported himself in no way
differently from his fixed daily habits,
and persisted in' telling all inquirers
that he hail no interest ill any uf the
concerns bearing his name���-that he
had no claim to fame other than being merely Joshua  Diggs.
Still other companies came into being and paid handsomely for the use
uf his name. Each contributed its
share tu spreading the fame of
Joshua   Diggs   by   advertising   itself.
Yet the simple advertisements eif
Joshua's  own   continued  to  appear
with regularity and even greater veil
Gradually Joshua found himself the
centre of attraction wherever he went.
Ile was pointed eitit, stared at, foi
lowed everywhere. Men insisted upon meeting him. Ile was invited to
address public gatherings and speak
at banquets.
All of these invitations be declined
firmly. Five cities requested him to
run for mayor. Banks asked him to
become a director.   But he refused.
He continued tei live quietly, and
every time he sold the rights of his
name he indorsed the check and sent
it lo V. Lorenzo Peck.
Then, one morning, he looked into
the mirror and found himself pale
and wan. He could nut sleep at
nighl. By day he had no peace, ile
was famous, sought after, besieged
to do this and that. Everywhere he
saw or heard his name. Ilis peaceful life was interrupted.
Ile could nei lunger enjoy himself
as he liked, for he had attained the
geeal eif fame���he was a public char
That night he held a lengthy con
ference with V. Lorenzo Peck, and
handed the advertising agent checks
for a million and a half, received that
day from newly organized Joshua
Diggs Companies.
The next day, after long and careful deliberations, Joshua sighed, and
shaved off his side-whiskers. At
eleven o'clock on the following morning a dapper little gentleman, ner-
voiisly smoking a cigarette, leaned
against the rail of the Lusitania as il
Steamed out of New York Harbor.
As he stared at the retreating shure-
line the wireless apparatus overhead
began tu crackle and Hash. An upera-
leir rushed wildly from the wireless
room, waving a message over his
"The noon extras are announcing
lhe death e,f Joshua Diggs!" he
"Mercy!" exclaimed a peirlly gen
tleman beside the little figure in
checks. "What a misfortune! I low
sad it is tu think that a man so situated, with everything that makes
life worth while, should be cut off
in the midst of his happiness."
"Perhaps he has gone tu a better
and mure peaceful life," suggested
the little man in the gaudy garments.
Then, throwing away his cigarette as
one would a thing despised, he hurried below, In the secrecy of his
stateroom he examined himself critically  in  the  mirrur.
"Once mure, privacy and five thousand a year!" he murmured tee himself
contentedly. "I hardly think, since
1 have removed my whiskers and
adopted these flashy garments, that
my one will ever recognize me."
Laughter in court" often means
nothing more than a relief of the nervous tension of those engaged in
trying or following the developments
ot a great and grim trial. At other
times genuine merriment is evoked
by a judicial sally.
Curran, as an Irishman, might
naturally be looked to for good things,
and abundantly he supplied them. One
anecdote relates how, seeing Ihe judge
shake his head at some observation
f his, he turned to the jury exclaiming, "Gentlemen, those who are unfamiliar with his Lordship might
imagine from tbe motion of his head
that he intended to express disap
probation, but I can assure yuu from
lung experience that when his Lordship shakes his head there's nothing
in il."
On another occasion, seeing Lord
Clare caress a Newfoundland dog
while he was arguing before him,
Curran immediately paused in his
"Go on, Mr. Curran," said the judge.
"Oh," replied Curran, indieatinx the
dog, "I thought your Lordships were
in consultation."
Some of lhe jests wutild now be
theeiiglil strangely in bad taste, as
when, appearing with a very tall
junior,   he   observed,   "Wilh   me,   my
Lord, is Mr.  . who 1 believe was
intended leer ihe Church, though I
must say that Nature seems to have
designed  him  for  the steeple."
The alibi has come in for its fail-
share of jests. Sir Henry Hawkins
relates in his reminiscences how be
found lhe following in his brief : "If
the case is called on before 3:15, the defence is left lo the ingenuity of lhe
counsel; if afler lhat hour, lhe defence
is an alibi, as then the usual alibi
witnesses will have   returned    from
Norwich, where they arc at present
professionally engaged."
There have been few readier men
in retort than the late Mr. Francis
Oswald, eif "Oswald on Contempt eif
Court." After a stiff breeze in a
Chancery court, the judge snapped
ut, "Well, I can't leach you manners,
Mr. Oswald."
"That is so, M'l.ud, that is so,"
replied lhe imperturbable one. On
another occasion, an irascible judge
observed, "If yn say another weird,
Mr. Oswald, I'll commit you." "That
raises another point���as to your
Lordship's power to commit counsel
engaged in arguing before you," was
Ihe cool answer.
In a similar case, Curran had replied. "At any rate I shall have the
satisfaction of knowing that I am nut
(he worst thing your Lordship has
Two gueid tales hang on a minor
architectural catastrophe, the falling of
plaster from the cuurt ceiling, "Fiat
justilia, mat caelum" (Let justice be
done, though thi heavens should fall
in) was Lord Justice Chitty's happy
and instant quotation; on a like incident befalling in Chief Justice llol-
royd's court in Australia, counsel,
who was addressing Ihe Court at the
time, incautiously advanced the suggestion, "Dry rot has probably been
the cause of that, my Lord."    "I am
quite eif your opinion, Mr. ." with-
eringiy observed lhe chief.
A counsel apologising for repeating
himself in a very prolix speech with
the remark, "I believe I have said thai
befure." a late Equity judge long
sufferingly    observed,    "Oh.    don't
apologise,   Mr.    ,   it   was   such   a
very long time ago 1 dare say you
had forgotten." Lord Justice Chilly
was more brutal in a case where
counsel bad been arguing to distraction on a bill of sale. "I will now proceed to address myself (o the furni-
turt���an item covered by the bill,"
counsel continued. "You have been
eleiing nothing else for the last hour,"
lamented the weary judge.
Perhaps Sir Charles Darling never
raised heartier laughter than in an
action sume two years ago where the
issue was whether the plaintiff, who
had been engaged by the defendant
lo sing in "potted opera" al a music
hall, was competent to fulfil his contract,
"Well, he could nut sing like the
archangel Gabriel," a witness had said,
in reply tu Mr. Duke, K.C.
"I have never heard the archangel
Gabriel," commented the eminent
"Thai, Mr. Duke, is a pleasure to
come," was his Lordship's swifl, if
gt-nlly sarcastic, rejoinder.
The Virtuous Wasp
Wasps appear to be well-nigh as
industrious as ants or bees. One
authority has declared lhat the cardinal doctrine of the wasps is ; "If
any wasp will not work, neither shall
he  eat."
Division uf labor is clearly seen in
the wasp's nest. Sume of the workers
seem tu be specially employed as
Foragers ami soldiers, others appear
tei be told off as nurses and guardians,
while yet uthcrs are engaged as
paper-makers  and  masons.
Wasps are at all times particularly
fond of honey. Toward Ihe end of
summer, as all beekeepers knuw, they
will force iheir way into beehives
and carry off by force as much as
they   can   gorge   of     Iheir      winged
neighbors' honey.
The dreiues of the wasp worlel, instead of being idle and luxurious, are
Sober,   industrious,   and   well behaved
members of the community.    They
clean the streets uf their tuwn wilh
exemplary diligence, acting as public
scavengers Of sanitary utficcrs. And
they have their reward, fur, unlike
the bee drones, they live their allotted life in peace and quietness until
winter Involves both them and their
maiden sisters in uiie common cataclysm eif death and destruction,
The Crack Shot of the Mutiny
During the siege of Lucknow, in
the Indian Mutiny, there was afforded
what is probably the most notable
instance of the record in war of crack
Thc rebels were endeavoring to
mount two eight-pounders which they
had hauled up tu the flat roof of one
of thc palaces surrounding the Residency, and it was necesary to prevent
this being done or they would have
been able lo pour down a heavy
fire on the defenders. Sergeant Haiti-
well was chosen for this duty. He
was a crack shot of the Thirty-second
Being given the best rifle that could
be found, his orders were to prevent
the guns being mounted. He took
up his position behind some battered-
down masonry behind which there
was only cover for him to lie at full
length. He remained in that position,
it is said, for several days, not being
able to stand, inasmuch as that would
have resulted in instant death. His
only change was to roll over from
his back to his stomach. His eyes
were ever kept on the dismounted
guns, and whenever the Sepoys at.
tempted to mount them his unerring
rifle played havoc among them and
prevented their object being accomplished. Food was brought to him at
night by men who crawled to his
position. After some time a sortie
was made and thc Sepoys were defeated. For this work Sergeant Halli
well received the Victoria Cross.
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We handle nothing else
Write or see us for information and prices
The Manitoba Loan & Investment Co.
309 Dominion Trust Building
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
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Registered Office:
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Thorne   Metal   Store   Front  Bars,   Bevelling   and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
When in need of printing, why not put your
work in the hands of thc printer who can give you
neatness and attractiveness and a general tone of refinement which is to bc found only in high-class
The presses of thc Greater Vancouver Publishers
Limited produce work which compares with thc output
of thc best printshops on the Coast
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Greater Vancouver Publishers Limited, and let us prescribe for you.   You will bc satisfied.
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A general banking business conducted at all branches.
Special attention given to savings deposits.   Interest
allowed on savings accounts.
Cedar Cottage Branch
A Ghost That Will Not Be Laid!
Full-sized  Lot, north of  Home  Road, $l2ou.   One-third cash;
balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
$1(10 cash  handles   Building   Lots ch.se t.i Knight  Road.
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
Corner  Bodwell  Road  and  Ontario  Street
Lumber, Shingles, Sash and Doors, etc
Stove Wood���14 inch Lengths
$3.25 per Load;  3 Loads for $9.00
Phone : Fraser No. 41
Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
South Vancouver
River Road, Ontario Street and B. C. Electric Railway Trackage.
Lots all cleared and graded. Terms : One-sixth cash, balance
over three years.
River Road and Government Road, subdivision of the southerly
portion of Block 15, District Lots 330 and 331. River Road Lots,
��800 each. Sixty-ninth Avenue Lots, $500 and $450 each.
Terms : One-fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
For Plans, Price List and Particulars apply
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For Sale Purchased
House  Property in West  End,  Fairview,  Grandview,  Mount
Pleasant and Kitsilano
Riverview Realty Co.
We believe in the destiny of South Vancouver. We believe that Fraser Street is the natural commercial centre
of South Vancouver. We will give you out reasons for
this belief if you call upon us.
J.  L. EVANS,  Manager
Corner of Fraser Street and Ferris Road
"It's  not  the  house  that  makes  the  home
It's thc love that is inside."
I'll supply you with the house on easy terms���viz., $300 down and
the balance monthly, to suit your purse.
I supply the house and yuu supply the rest���love, etc.
Prices range from $1,000  to $8,000
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street Phone :  Fair. 1607
Cedar Cottage Sales Stable
David McMillan - - Proprietor
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You want your Household Goods packed and shipped, or stored.
You want first-class work at reasonable cost. YOU WANT US.
Phone Seymour 8316 or 5221 and end your worries.
The Stone-wall Incident Revived in Board of Works Meeting---
What Happened in Ward III
The statement made some time agei, |
that  Mr.  Crehan. tin- commissioner,
\\;i^ uji fcgainal a Menu- wall, was revived in the meeting <>f tbe Board of
\\'<,rkr, een Me,inlay afternoon, when
Mr. A. Messenger appeared before
tin- Council respecting a statement
he made In a meeting of Warel III
to the effect that the Council were
ne.t assisting Mr  Crehan in bis audit
Councillor Third ~aiel the Council
wanted an  explanation.
Mr Messenger said he did second
a motion, and he qualified his rt
marks by saying that if the reports in
the newspapers were true, then the
Council were tie el assisting Mr. Crehan.
Councillor Thomas asked if the
Council were going to tie ratepayers
down  anel not allow them  tei express
an opinion.
Councillor Iilli<>tt : N'., but we
want them lei speak the truth.
Councillor Robinson said the Council expected criticism of a preiper
kind, but if Mr. Messenger took the
responsibility e,f a statement like that
made by him, he entght to see that it
was true. As a fact it was an absn-
lute lie. Mr. Messenger, being in the
employ ot the- municipality, had no
right tei make a statement of thai
kiuel unless he was sure eif the facts;
but if correct, then he bad a right tee
slate it The- statement marie was a
reflection on the Council. As a fact, |
Mr. Crehan was getting all the assistance the Council could give him,
and the Council wanted the truth.
Councillor Thomas: Anyone has 1
a perfect right to second any resolu-
tieiu. Thc ratepayers of the Municipality are neet serfs. Do you mean
to tic people up so that they cannot
open their mouths. 1 suggest that
the ratepayers of this municipality
will neit be tied Up in that way if I
can help it. Ratepayers have a rlghf
te. express an opinion just the same as
this Council.
Councillor Elliott said every ratepayer should have the fullest and
freest expression, but in the stonewall   incident   tbe   Commissioner   saiel
he was it.i correctly reported in the
daily papers, anil il" a ratepayer made
such a Itatemcnl as lhat made by Mr.
Messenger, he was not giving lhe
Council a fair deal. Ile ought rather
tn help thc Council tn transact the
public business. He objected to untrue statements being handed out to
the public.
Councillor Thomas : Mr. Crehan
saiel himself he was up against a
steeiie wall.
Councillor Robinson : ��� Does Mr.
Messenger take the responsibility
of making these statements?
Mr. Messenger said he did second
the resolution, on the condition that |
the reports in the papers were true.
Thc daily papers distinctly said that
Mr. Crehan was up against a s-t<me-
Councillor Robinson:   Mr. Crehan
denies having made the statement.
It   has been  corrected,    Is  thc report
of your speech as reported in ihe
"Chinook" correct?
Mr.   Messenger :    I   take  it   the  re-
purt is correct
Tbe Reeve said ii hael ce.me to
this lhat if a man h.eel any self-
respeel In- would hesitate a long time
before entering the public arena in
South Vancouver. Ratepayers should
he- careful what they saiel. anil lhe
itatemcnl made by Mr. Messenger
attacked thc whole Council as being
opposed tee Mr. Crehan. No man
would intimate that the- Reeve- o( iln
municipality waa opposing Mr. Cre
li.in. en that anyone in tin- Council
was opposing him. It teemed undue
criticism 'ei a body of men win. were
doing   tin-   best   they   cenilel   feir   tin
municipality. Hut at the jams time
there was no objection tei Mr. Mes-
���enger     expressing      his     opinion,
whether In- was an employee eif the
Ceeinnil e��r a ratepayer. Every man
had the same- liberty, but they ought
le. Ih- careful whet, criticising a public  b.uly.
Councillor  Thomas  said  Mr   Mes-;
lenger  was doing a day's work  for
a day's pay, and be did not consider
he ihould be barred from expressing
an   opinion  in  a  public  meeting.
Councillor Campbell said this ste.m-
wall  was  a  bard  thing  tej  lay.    The
whole thing was settled in the Coun-;
cil,   but   it   seemed   hard   te,   lay   the
gluist. Ile thought thc members of
Ward 111 Association   slneuld   have
been conversant with the fact that the*
Council   were   absolutely  innocent   of
the   charge   brought     against    them.
They  elid   not  object    to    criticism
where  it   was   deserved.    There   was
no truth in  the statement from  start!
lei finish, and be again absolutely de-j
nied  that  the  Council, ever had any-j
thing  tn  dn  with   holding  the  Com-j
missioner  up  in  any  shape  or  form,
but were prepared to give him all the
help they could.    If they could only!
get   the   truth   let   them  do   so,  if  it i
teee.k  six  meeiiths to dei it.    Let themj
lay  the ghost if possible.
Mr. Messenger said he got it into
his head fn,m the papers that Mr.
Crehan was up against a stone wall
with the Council, and he thought his
action perfectly justified, but he
qualified it with "if what was said was j
Councillor Elliott said a certain I
section e.f the Press was ready to j
criticise, but not ready to help.
Councillor Robinson ; Mr. Messenger's presence there that day was not
with lhe object of trying him in pub-
lie, but the case to which he referred
hail been cleared up through the
Press. IK- thought the Council were
justified in bringing him there. He
would accept the statement that he
did it in ignorance,
Mr. Messenger : Not in ignorance,
but  through  a  misunderstanding.
Councillor  Thomas  said  he  would
not sit mi that Board and see a man
tied hand and mouth anel not allowed to express an opinion,   There had!
been many criticisms of himself since i
he  joined  tlie   Council,  but  he  gave |
im   heed   tn   them.      He     hail     been
dragged through the mud ever since
In-   took   a   seat   on   the   Hoard.     The i
next   business   was     then     proceeded
Cummings Packing & Forwarding Co.
Office : 1130 Homer   Warehouses : 1134 Homer and 852 Cambie
According to a London correspondent of lhe "Xew Vurk Times." Bernard Granville's famous collection
eif   Handel   Manuscripts   was   to  be
sedd by auction a slmrt lime ago
These consist of fifteen operas, as
well as oratorios and cantatas. The
writer says :
Granville was fe.r many years an
intimate friend e.f Handel, who selected an organ for him in 173b, and
bequeathed him two pictures.
The Handel collection has remain
ed in the family ever since, and is
now lo be sold by a collateral descendant, Capt. Bernard Granville. The
MSS. lee be put up include the origi-
nal seeires eef a greater number eif
operas than has ever before been
kept together. They are "Admeto,"
"Alessandro," "Amadigi," "Ario-
dante," "Deidamia," "Giulio Ccsare,"
"Imencoj" "Lotario," "' Ittone,"
"Riccardo," "Rinaldo," "Rodelinda,"
"Scipione,   "Siroe Tameriano," "Te-
jeo";     ihe     eerateeriees     anil     rant,Has
"Aeis and Galatea," "L'Allegro ed il
Penseroso," "Athallah," "Deborah,"
"Esther,"  'Israel in Egypt," Joseph,"
"Messiah." "Samson." "Saul. II Tri
.inf.. del Tempo" Church music :
\nthetus (4 Vols.,) Te Deums anil
Jubilate. Chamber music, cantatas,
ducts. Instrumental music, organ
concertos, instrumental concertos,
miscellanies (.i.e., concerlantc) anel
water music.
These MSS. are eif very great
value to tbe student e.f Handel's music, since they contain a number of
variations freun his works as published. Dr. Chrysainlcr, win) edited
Handel's weerks for the German Handel Society, relied mainly upon the
autograph scores now housed in the
British Museum; he did not see the
Granville MSS., though he knew of
their existence.
The score eef "Thc Messiah" is a
document of great interest, though it
contains no music not otherwise
known to the weirld in one form or
another. It follows the autograph
precisely up to the air, "Thou art
gone up on high," which, instead of
being given tei a bass, is allotted to a
soprano. "How beautiful are the
feet," in the autograph and the final
version set as a seiprano solei. is here
designed as a duet lor two altos foi*
leiwed by an elaborated chorus. The
following number, "Their sound is
gorte out,"' also differs from the
either two versions, and the same may
bc said of thc air, "If God be for us."
which in the Granville MS. appears
in the key of C minor, transposed
for a contralto, not as in the autograph and final versions in G minor
for a soprano. There is a strung
reason to believe that when "The
Messiah" was first performed at Dub-
! lin on April \3. 1742, lhe air was sung
in the Granville version.
The collection contains also a rare
manuscript   in    Handel's   own    hand,
j This   is   the   autograph   score  of   the
-vocal   trie.  "Se   tu  men  lasci  aniore."
28 1-2 pp. oblong 4to. signed on the
last page, "G. F. Hcndel. li 12 di Lug-
lio, 1708, Napoli."   Outside the Brit
i ish   Museum   and  oilier  great  public
libraries.    Handel's   autograph   music
is  of the utmost   rarity;  in   fact, it  is
said that the specimens in the possession   eif  private   collectors   reeuUl   be
.counted  >,n  tin-  lingers of one  hand.
This manuscript is eef exceptional interest, neit onlj   because the signature
lis tbe only irrefragable proof in existence that Handel ever visited Naples,
I but also on  account  of the indorse-
' ment   in     Bernard    Granville's    own
I handwriting, which runs as follows:
"This urgin.-il  is of Mr.   !���'.  !���'.  Handel's own handwriting, given by him
to   Mr.   Bernard  Granville, anil  is  tbe
only copy extant, as Mr. Handel told
him   when   he   gave   it   to   him   as   an
addition  to his  collection of music."
Handel's   spelling  of  his   name will
be noticed, but  he invaribly adopted
this form while in  Italy.
The trio is in three movements, e.f
which the second is formed upon a
theme which Handel has nol used ..-
it stands iu any subsequent composition.
The interest of George III. in the
Granville relics is proved by a letter
addresseel from Queen's House, Feb.
11. 1785, to Mrs. Delany :
"The King has just received Ihe
ceipics of thc three operas Mrs. Delany sei obligingly borrowed for him.
He therefore returns the three scores,
thc two other books that accompanied them, as also the terzetto in
the unrivalled author's own hand, and
the beautiful song in eight parts, and
desires Mrs. Delany will express
everything that is proper to her nephew for communications that have
been so agreeable. The King hopes,
when the spring is far enough advanced, that he may have the pleasure
of having that song performed at the
Queen's house, to the satisfaction of
Mrs. Delany, not forgetting to have
it introduced by thc overture of 'Rad-
amistus.'   GEORGE R."
Unfortunately the "beautiful song
in eight parts" never reached its destination, and has never been recovered. It is evident that it was not
an autograph, but neither the autograph nor any copy of the song is
known  lo exist.
South Vancouver
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE, 5-room Bungalow, near
Main Street. Cash $300; balance $30 per month, including interest.
ONTARIO STREET : 6-room House, in good district, at
a snap price for a few days. Cash $800; balance to
23rd AVENUE SNAP : Fine Lot, close to Ontario Street;
size 33x148ft., to lane. Price only $1,300. One-quarter cash ; balance 1, 2, and 3 years.
MAIN STREET : 44 feet, near 16th Avenue, at a snap.
Cash $5,000; balance 1 to 5 years.
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 Main Street      P. O. Box 40      Phone : Fairmont 822
The Beer Without a Peer
Phone :   Fairmont 429
, Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
This has the following attributes :
�� Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy. ...--._.
<J Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
���I Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
���I The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
<J Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C.
Living Off "Wakes"
In the old Fourth Ward eif Xew
York, where there was a big Irish
population, there used to bc a character whe> lived off wakes. He
watched tbe papers for death notices,
and   when   a   death   occurred   in   his
neighborhood he would put on his
shabby best, elrtep round te' the house
of mourning, weep over the bier, even
though the deceascet had been a total
stranger to him, e.xteil the virtue eef
the departed, and then eat and drink
until he could hold no more.
One night, according to Dick Mal-
loy, the Tammany politician, the old
chap reached a wake. He walked
in with leaky eyes. te> bc met by the
two stalwart sons of thc dead man.
"Vou didn't know emr father and he
didn't know you," they told him. "You
only came to get some free drinks
Now you get or we'll throw you out!"
Thc old man got out; hut at the
door  he  paused  for a  parting shot.
"I'd have you know," he said, addressing the coffined form, "that
you're not the only corpse in New
York tonight! There are others���
and a blamed sight better lookin'
wans, too!"
.'OHO square feet. X.iw the complaint
has arisen that thi- is le,, e targti .,
minimum ten- business lots. \'"�� the
Council has hael an amendment tn
the Bylaw prepared making the minimum area feir business lots .inly 2500ft.
This will in part remove the difficulty,
and will assist the (.'��� euncil in arriving
at tbe decision they desire���namely,
that of specifying which shall be
business and which residential thoroughfares.
Business and Residential Streets
The Municipal Council has undertaken to decide which are business
streets and which shall bc reserved as
residential thoroughfares. At present
there is a clause in the Building Bylaw by which all subdivisions must
be  composed   of  lots  not  less  than
Repair Gang Suggested
At a special meeting of the Municipal Council, held on Tuesday, Coun-
' cillor Elliott directed attention to the
. difficulty of getting certain work
tie mo promptly, particularly in con-
| nection with roads and sidewalks. He
I suggested that a small repair gang
I be maintained in  each ward.
Municipal Clerk Springford said it
I would cost about $1460 a month to
maintain a repair gang of four men
, in each ward. As the work done
would be in the nature of work on
! new roads under construction the
| cost could be charged against the
j roads and sidewalks bylaw.
It was decided to consider the mat-
| ter with the engineer at the next
��� meeting of the Board of Works. EIGHT
Real Estate Agents
W hen you're out to speculate,
u   ouses, Lots, and Real Estate,
If   eep   your   weather   eye   on
**   KENT:
��   ase   expense,   STOP   paying
ft   ow's the time to choose your
"J"  rade with us��� our terms are
O,  our  Poultry  Ranches,  too���
C  urely they look good to you!
Q  pportunity is knocking,
ft  ot to heed is simply shocking.
Nice 4-room house with furnace, plumbing, electric light,
leaded light windows and painted. Complete $2150, $100 cash,
balance $25 a month.
If you arc looking for acreage- we have some of thc
choicest 5-acrc lots in Langley,
close to car, on easy terms, it
will pay you to enquire about
A limited number of lots, $500
each, on our Bridge Street property. Will pay you to drop into
our River Road office and buy
one of these.
Phone: Collingwood 18.        P. O. Box 2, Collingwood
Branch Office : River Road and Ash Street, Eburne
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
We can sell you a fine corner lot on Westminster Road, near
the Earls Road for $1850. Terms, $650 cash; balance in 6, 12 and 18
months.   This is a money-maker.
We have for rent a brand-new 5-room Bungalow on the Westminster Road, near Ferguson Road.
Black &  McDonnell
418 Abbott Street Phone : Sey. 637?
Branch Office : Westminster and Wales Rd.
Phone : Collingwood 52
No. 1 Road and Grant (Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash
payment. These lots are cleared, and some have been
resold at nearly double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near Park Avenue.
Cleared. Splendid Business Site. Away below market
The -widening and paving of Westminster Road are now
an assured fact, and prices will soon be on the jump. Get
in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Phone :  Collingwood 13R
Screen  Doors and  Windows
Add to the comfort of your home and save doctors' bills by equipping your house with screen doors and windows. Our stock is large,
and prices right.
Furnish your kitchen from a large shipment of cooking utensils
which have just been received.
Formerly Manitoba
,      Hardware Co.
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at the shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
Wc have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
Pioneer Transfer Co.
: Hands  Across  the  Sea :
Paragraphs on thc Fusion of Interests of Greater Vancouver
and the Home-land
One of iln- problems thai will have
to be faced in 'he- near future is, What
is i.e be eh.in- with all the women who
an- e.lining eun from the United
Kingdom to Uriiish Columbia? There
an- ai the present rime inure- men
than women in this province, but in
ilu course of a few year.-, the reverse
' will be the case Many who have
anil eel  lu  sojourn  here  leer  lhe  term
of iln-ir natural lives have taken up
positions as waitresses, some as do
mestic servants, The latter feerm of
employment does not, however, appeal to them, especially in view of
the fart that they arc obliged to we.rk
side by -i��11- with Celestials. In mosl
e,f the Old Country papers there are
advertisements appearing daily asking for domestics and offering whal
to people Over there would appear to
I be highly remunerative rates of wages.
Though matters are not as they
should be, still it is a fact that working conditions in Greal Britain are
a triile improved compared with what
they were a few years ago. The consequence is that women are neet su
likely to respond to these advertisements, though the lure may be greal.
If English, Scotch and Irish women
cannot be persuaded to make the
journey, there seems to be no other
course bul lei relax the regulations in
favor eif the Orientals. And who
knows whal ultimate result will follow the adoption eif such a course?
A nice question arise] in this wise.
Supposing thai war broke out between England and Germany, how
would Canada stand in regard to all
the Germans who live in the Dominion in preference to residing in their
own fatherland? Would they fold
up their tents and steal silently away
or cast iii ilu-ir lot with ihe Canadians? Germans dei not leave iheir
native- laud for love of it. Ceuiscrip-
tion is the order eif the day there, but
after all blond is thicker than water.
The probability is, therefore, that
they would stand by Kaiser Wil-
helin and his generals. Still, it is
lie, use meeting tremble half way.
War between twei of the greatest nations Of the earth may be a century
off. That irrny be so. In view .if ihis
possibility, the belter course- to pursue is lo treat the German element as
if they were our best brothers. Individually Germans don't want war
I any more- than Englishmen, anil
while they act as respectable citizens
'of this (-..iniiry ami observe iln laws
anel regulations they are welcome to
re-main. In I'.rilish Columbia at any
rate, there is plenty of room for them.
�� �� ���
Though newspaper articles by the
legion   have  been  appearing   in   every
paper of every English speaking country regarding the benefits that will
accrue i" this pan of the globe with
the opening "t the Panama Canal, it
is jusl a ineeeel point if the man on the
street understands one-tenth of what
has been written on the subject. Jusl
let us see to whal extent ilu- United
Kingdom will benefit, and the western coast of Canada���to wit, liriiish
lu the first place the sea distance
between ihe mother-country and
Uriiish Columbia will be shortened by
seeme  six  thousand miles.   Net  result
number one will  therefore be    that
there   will   be  a   lowering  of    freight
.charges.    With the  number of new
(steamship   lines   lhat   will   come   inl<���
operation  with  the inauguration    of
the canal, the C. P. R. and the G. T.
P, and all the other railway companies will cut a nick lower. That
passenger traffic will not he materially affected on the transcontinental
goes without saying, for the journey
| from England to here is decidedly
shorter by that route. Where, then,
will the L'nited Kingdom benefit? It
passes the wit eif man tei understand
where exactly she gets eiff il. More
freight will certainly come lo Vancouver. This will mean the opening
up of new elocks, larger warehouses,
and the general increase of the city.
British Columbia will therefore undoubtedly reap some of the advantages from this vast undertaking.
�� * ��
We had with us this week in Van-
ceuiver one e.f the ablest preachers of
tin- Scottish church���Rev, Professor
MacKwan. of Edinburgh, whose
fame has spread beyond the sea-girt
shores of the light little island where
he is a shining llfrht in the councils
of lhe church of which he was at one
lime Moderator. Il is visits such as
these which go a long way towards
cementing the bonds of imperial
friendship. Statesmen may prate till
the crack of doom, but interchanges
such as these are the real power behind thc throne���the power which
helps to weld together Ihe links of
the chain which will never he broken
so long as that friendship exists.
Collingwood Notes
Deputation   of    Collingwood    West
Ratepayers   Wait   on   Tram   Co.
At Tuesday night's meeting of the
Collingwood West Improvement Association, in dements Hall, Rupert
Street, a communication was read
from .Municipal Engineer Clement
stating that a meeting with Mr. li. R.
G. Conway, acting general manager
of the B. C. Electric Railway, would
he held at Mr. Conway's office on
Wednesday morning at It) o'clock to
discuss the lowering of thc railway
grade at Rupert Street crossing. A
deputation was appointed to bc present.
Secretary Graham was instructed
to write Trustee Michelmore and ascertain if any action had been taken
by the School Board to supply accom-
nioilation for junior classes in the
neighborhood of the new school site,
as requested by the deputation which
waited on the Hoard at its last meet
It was decided to appoint the following committee t��> ascertain tbe
number of children that it would he
necessary lo provide room for al Car-
leiein School: President Bailey, Messrs
Graham, Stringer, Tufncll, ' poster
and   Mans en.
The   Rupert   Streel   widening   coin
mittee  reported   thai  it   hail  about %
per cent, of lhe properly owners sign
ed   up  anil   was   preparing   the   deeds
for each owner's >in<,i.i.
Il was suggested thai hose reels
I should he stationed at certain places
to In- convenient in case eef fires.
Councillor Robinson, who was pres
ent. pointed out that all expenditures
such as salaries, police, tire protection.
etc., came out *>f consolidated revenue, which at  present   was fully  taxed.
Ile also informed the meeting that the
plans and profiles eef the improvements em Vanness Avenue anil Rupert
Street were completed, and that he
had secured an appropriation of $12.-
000 for the improvement of Vanness
Avenue, and when arrangements
were completed with the railway
company a sufficient grant would be
made to complete Rupert Street. The
reepiirements eif Joyce and Price
Roads would be immediately attended
to. A beix drain four feet by four
feet was to be placcel em Horley
Street to carry off thc surplus water
from  that  section.
ing any complaint against the police
department at all. Councillor Robinson : The coats were ready for
delivery. Mr. Flack : Yes. Councillor Third : It was nei fault of yours
the coats were there. Mr. Flack :
No, but I don't want the police blamed
for it. Chief Jackson : In future we
will have lhe gemds delivered and
have no responsibility at all. Councillor Thomas : Are you still carrying out your contract. Mr. Flack
Yes, it will be completed in about a
fortnight from now. Councillor
Thomas : I think the committee
should consider lhe matter. Councillor Campbell said the committee
would be open to criticism if they did
not keep to the contract. The matter was deferreel feir consideration,
Phone: Collingwood 32
The Board of School Trustees of
South Vancouver have taken steps t.i
establish a High School in thc municipality. The services of two of the
mosl experienced teachers of High
School subjects in the Province have
been secured, and the school will be
temporarily established at Cedar Cottage, and 7K pupils who passed recent
entrance examinations will attend the
school Everything will he in readiness for lhe opening on Monday
next, August 2b. The teachers en- |
gaged are Mr. J. T. !-.. Palmer. Vancouver, and Miss Jessie J. Mackenzie, i
Formerly   South   Vancouver   boys \
and  girls  attended    the    Vancouver
High    Scheie.Is.
The  summer vacation  will  end em !
Monday, and about .110(1 children will I
return   to  school.    During    the    past!
I two  months  the  School   Board    has
niaile-   twenty-six   new   appointments
to the  teaching staff of the municipality in order to meet the increase in
the number of scholars.
When school work begins on Mem
elay next there will he some additional
accommodation   for   the   increase   in
thc number of scholars, but not until
the new schools are erected will there
be adequate accommodation.
The Recent Fire at Mr. Robert Flack's:
Police Overcoats Destroyed
On Monday morning Mr. Robert
Flack, of Westminster Road. Collingwood, appeared before the police
committee at the Municipal Hall and
explained that in the recent fire at bis
premises he lost two overcoats, which
were destroyed in the fire. One had
been wrapped up for three weeks and
not called for, while the other had
been completed. He added that he
lost about $1,000 in the fire, and if
thc committee could see their way
clear to recompense him for the
loss of the coats he would much appreciate it. Councillor Thomas : It
was a most unfortunate affair. Mr.
Flack : I had only opened the shop
six weeks when the fire occurred. He
was not blaming anyone personally
for what happened, and he did not
want it to be taken that he was mak-
Deputations to the Board of Trade
There wcre very few deputations
to thc Hoard of Trade on Monday,
and these were only of ordinary importance.
A deputation from Ward I Ratepayers' Association asked that Grant
Road bc widened from Westminster
Road to No. 1 Road, and the matter
was referred to Councillor Robinson
to consult with the engineer . 3 to
what could bc done.
Mr. W. J. Brewer, of Victoria Road,
Cedar Cottage, with Mr. E. P. Flynn,
attended to ask what thc Council intend to do in regard to the draining
of water from Wales Road into Westminster Road creek. It was left to
the Councillor of the ward with the
engineer to go into the matter with
power to act.
A movement nas been started in
Germany to try to perpetuate the
copyright of Wagner's "Parsifal," by
which the production is legally limited to Bayreuth. The present copyright expires next year. Thc Wagners themselves are taking no part in
this agitation, and it is doubtful
whether they are anxious to keep the
work exclusively in their own hands,
but evidently there are many Ger-
' mans who regard it as sacred to the
Are you looking for a Home or Business Site in
"The Most Prosperous Suburb of Vancouver?"
Why not consult a reliable linn specialising in that
We put on the first subdivision in Collingwood, and
have been in business there ever since.
317 Pender Street
Phone : Sey. 5294
Phone : Col. 5
Powe's Furnishing Store
On account of limited space, we are sacrificing our present
lines of boots, shoes, hats, and caps
To make room for a large line of new goods soon to arrive.
J. Shaw E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
All Kinds of Building Material
Dealers in Lumber, Brick, Sand, Lime, Gravel, Taeoma Plaster,
Satin Spar, Etc.
We have the latest machinery for the manufacture of doors and
sashes.    We make them any size and any style tee suit purchaser.
Our aim is In please every patron, and i>ur work is of the best.
We are prepared tei die weirk at the sheirtest notice, Let us give you
an estimate.    Our prices are right.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Large Lots at Central Park, close tei School and Station.    Lot
70x165.    Price $670; onc-lifth cash, balance e.ver  three years.
Thc cheapest buys in litis district feir Houses, Lots, and Acreage.
Ceinie iu anil see our list.
Beaver Lands Ltd.
Successors to the Collingwood Land Company
Real Estate and Insurance
Head Office
505 Richards St.
Collingwood East
2653 4th Ave. W., Kitsilano
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
W. C. McKim
A. Hamilton
G. Hopkins
Phone : Fairmont 801
South Vancouver Specialists
City Heights P. O.
opera house with which it had always
been associated, and who think that
it may suffer materially from necessarily inferior performances elsewhere. If is probable that other nations will insist on their right of producing it after the expiration of the
present copyright, but it might be
possible to renew the copyright as far
as Germany is concerned. It is hardly
likely, however, that Berlin, the leading musical city of the world, will consent to the further restrictions of
"Parsifal" to Bayreuth. SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1912
The New Offices and Business Premises
:-:     of the B. C. Electric Railway     :-:
The new premises at the corner of
Carrall and Hastings Streets, erected
by the B. C. E. R. Company fur use
as an interurban terminal station and
quarters fur ils head office staff, are
now practically completed, and the
company will lake possession on or
aheeiit  September 1.
While the Structure is not as hilly
as many blocks recently erected in
Vancouver) the area covered by il. together with the excellent architectural features which have been etnbod
ied in the plans, will make it one of
the most imposing structures e,f tbe
downtown district. Tbe probable
cost of the block, according lei a re
<ent estimate, is noted at $42U,IKH1.
which places the building among the
leaden in the line of expenditure for
lhe city.
The original plot at the corner of
Carrall and Hastings Streets was purchased by the company from the C. P.
R in 189eS, and on it was immediately
erected the tWO-Storey brick structure
which served as an interurban terminal and head office until last year.
When thc growth of the company's
business demanded additional office
room the management purchased the
Sam Kee block on Carrall Street, and
included this plot within its building
plans. Since operations on the building were started the company has secured additional properly on Pender
Street, just east of the C. P. R. tracks,
which may be used for future extensions.
The property on which the building
is located is very irregular in shape.
owing tei the C. P. R. tracks crossing
it    diagonally    on    the    west.    The
ground dimensions show a frontage
of 70 feet on Hastings Street and 190
feet on Carrall Street. Along the
C. P. R. tracks the length is 216 feet,
and the south wall of the block runs
back from Carrall Street for 200 feet.
The Pender Street property, which
feirms the latest acquisition of properly in thc neighborhood, adjoins the
new building on the south.
The start on the wrecking of the
old office block was made e>n March
16, 1911, and actual construction
operations on the new block were inaugurated on June 29 of that year,
since which time the work has been
pressed as rapidly as weather and
other conditions would permit.
The building is 80 feet in height,
provision being made for a basement.
lofty ground floor and live floor! fur
office purposes, about 15,000 square
feet being available on each of the
office tloors.
The general type of construction
followed is reinforced concrete, and
every precaution has been taken
throughout that the Structure shall be
thoroughly fireproof. The architect
has, however, combined pleasing
architectural features with solidity
and  permanency,  thus    making    the
structure such as will at unee attract the eye and produce an instant
impression of a favorable character.
On the greiund level is a heavy
granite- base-, anel on lhe Hastings.
Carrall and C. P. R. frontages Ihe
building is faced with wire-cut light
grey pressed brick, this surface be
ing relieved with rich ornainuntaii'ii)
ed icrra-ceiiia. Further ornamentation is given lhe slreel frontages by
the Ornamental iron faceplates which
will form Ihe sills and lintels of the
windows. Over the high pilasters eel
the ground Hour is placed a .'eiur inch
course of terra  cotla, and above  the
uppe-r   stierey  is  a   heavy cornice   tne
feet  high and with a    projection    eef
three   feet      In   the   wiring  plan-   tr
rangements   are   being   made   for   the
illumination eef the building by rowi
of powerful lights placed in  the cove
uf ihis cornice.
The basement of the  block  is nine
feet  nine inches  in  height, and  in  it
l.are   provided   reje.nis   for   the   train
crews,   lavatories,   heating   plant   anel
steerage room-.
The  ground  floor  II    24    feel     in
height   anel   will   form   tlie   principal
feature of tbe structure as on it  will
be  located  the  interurban   nam   sta
tion.    The-   Hastings   Street   frontage
in given over entirely feir the entrance
I of trams, the train shed being located
J parallel to the C.  P. R. track-.    This
slu-il  i- SO by  128 feet in size-, and in
the- construction of its roe,f live heavy
!Steel Iru-ses are used iu which girders
I eif a depth of live feet six inches and
having a full span of over 50 feet
feerm a part. Over the Hastings
Street frontage of the train shed the
eiffice quarters are- raised 0, the full
height eif the building, but the greater
part e,f the- area is clear above, being lighted through a roof e,f heavy
wire glass. From lhe rear e,f the
train shed access is afforded tn the
company's trackage leading lo its
freight  terminal  on   False  Creek.
The public will enter the interurban waiting-room through lliree entrances from Carrall Street. This
mom is 50 by 50 feel in lize and will
lee of an imposing appearance, as ii
rises to the full height of 24 feet with
a   flour   entirely   clear   save   for   the
Four  massive    supporting    columns.
The plans call  feer a  marble base-  f.et
Ihis  pari  of the building which,  with
the tile wainscoting ami rich decoration on the wall- and lofty ceilings,
i will  give  it  a  pleasing  appearance,
Iii the room, space i- provided for a
general waiting-room, laeiu--' rej',ui.
parcel room, ticket office-, etc, and
three wide exits lead freun it t'< the
train platform.
Seiuth of ihe waiting-room i- the
Carrall Street entrance t'e tin 'effk-e.-
of the company, access to the upper
tleje.r- being given by twee elevators
The -e.uth end of lhe ground floor
will be giien over lo the light and
power ami gas department-, and here
will be displayed the various appliances sold by the company for the
employment t.i electricity and gas.
Here will also b<- h,catee| the- cashier's
���ricket leer the payment <,f bills by the
public .ind the- Company's private
phone exchangi
The lir-t ihie.r of Ihe building will
be- occupied by tin- various official! of
the light anel power department and
of the gas  company,  while-  ilu- entire-
second storey is tee be used by the
acounting department.    On the third
ih.'<i several spacious -uite- are
provided fe.r the Genera] Manager
anel hi- assistant managers, provision
being also made here for the staffs
eif the legal, purchasing and mechanical departments The fourth rie,e.r
will be occupied entirely by the engineering department, anil on the
fifth fleee.r quarter! are provided f'ir
���In- publicity department, in connection with which quarters are arrange!
| feir the technical library and reading
room te, be conducted by iln- company
��� ���er the benefit oi it- employees, as
well as a large lecture roe,in which
will  be-  used  feir  the-  meeting!  of the
company section e,f the- National Elec.
trie Light Association and ��� ��� tbcr company  organisations.
Attention   has  been   given   tlir.eiigh-
eeut tee making the building measure
up tei the highe.-t standards of con
StTUCtion, the interior wood linish be
jug e,f pak, the plumbing e.f the IJur-
i ham tvoe, and the heating plant arranged for the steam vacuum method
of operation. Above the 24 foot
ground floejr the first, Second ami
third storeys will each be about 12
feet high, while the feiurth and fifth
storeys will have a height eef 11 feet.
The   plans   for   the   buileling   were
; prepared   by   Somervell   &    Putnam,
and the work e.f construction is being earrieel on by McDonald & Wil
son,  Mr.  R. W.  Bridge acting as in
��� spector  for  the  company.
Mr.    Hunter   Hutching's   Entries   at
Exhibition Carry Away Honors
Among   the   various   classes   in   the
dog show at the Vancouver Exhibition   none   attracted   more   attention
[than  the clas-   fur  Yorkshire  terrier-.
j The   two     principal     winner-     were
'Tiny anil Dido, both owned by Mr
Hunter Hutching, son of -Mr. J. S.
Hutching, North Burnaby, Both are
diminutive pets, Tiny weighing 3Ibs.
2ors��� ami Dido 2 lb-. l2oxs. At the
show last week Tiny took first ami
special, ami Dido took one first.
Tiny'.- father was a well-known win
ner in England and in thc Unite-el
St;ite-s. Her mother was also a winner at several shows throughout the
Si.io--.    Tiny   i-   Dido's  Hunt.    Dido
I was born in North Burnaby.    She- i-
i ten months old,
TAXES 1912
! tax notices for the above district have dow
icen uued. Any ratepayer! not having received their notices Can eititain a C": J
applying tei the Collccter. 1'. ii. Drawer 1224,
South  Hill. It. C.
Kinelly note that in oeeler le. obtain rebrete-.
remittance must he in tie- eetjie-e.- ol lhe Col
lector on or hefore the 15th day <jf September
Handsome new Building of the British   Columbia   Electric   Railway
Wood water-tanks, wire wound wood pipe
and continuous stav<- pipe made in all itsei,
Municipal Construction Co. Ltd-, 319 Pender
Street,  Vancouver.   B,  C.
British Columbia calls for British Brain & British Gold
CI On the western rim of the greatest empire that has been,
a marvellous city is in the making.
CI Vancouver's story is more wonderful than that of any
fabled city of the East.
CI South Vancouver adjoins this commercial outpost of
CJ To-day the sunny slope on the North Arm olF the mighty
Fraser offers the same chances to investors that Vancouver
offered ten years ago.
fj South Vancouver calls for three different types of
Britishers���manufacturers to build factories on four miles
and a half of deep fresh-water frontage in its primeval
state; merchants with a few hundred pounds to go into
business;   and honest men and women who will work.
|J South Vancouver has splendid rail and water transportation facilities, a population of 35,000 prosperous householders, cheap homesites, and the best climate on earth.
CHARLES HARRISON - ******Soulh Vanco"ver
Board of Trade
Box 63, City Height* P. O., B. C. TEN
The "Zoo" at Stanley Park is a Favorite Point of Interest for the Grown-ups and the Young.
Some of the Animals and Birds in Captivity are Shown Below
1. White-headed   Sea   Eagle.   2. Baby   Bear.   3. Himalayan   Monkeys.   4. Bison.   5. Prairie   Wolf,   or   Coyote.   6. Bear.   7. Beaver.   8. Young   Pea-Fowl.   9. Emeu.   10. Mule Deer, or Rocky Mountain
Cat.    12. Puma,  or  Mountain  Lion.    13. Wild Cat.   14. Red Deer.    IS. Bears  Wrestling.   16. Rabbit.    17. Wallaby.   18. Peacock.
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