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The Greater Vancouver Chinook May 30, 1914

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Vol. HI, No. 3
Price 5 cents
Silent and Still, Red Sentinels
Guard South Vancouver from Fire
Completion of th^ Gamewell Fire Alarm and Telegraph System
Marks Epoch in Our Development A Network of Electric
Wires over South Vancouver Brings Instant Succor to
Victims of Flames.
With  llu- installation  by tht  South]
Vancouver   Pire   Department   nf  the I
Gamewell Fire Alarm and Telegraph
system, another mile stone    in    the
Scientific  development  e.f  the    ce.in-'
nun.ity  will  luve-  been  passed.    Rec-1
/ing that ilu conservation of Iui-1
man life and property Is thc outstand- j
ing duty eei iiie civic government, the
South  Vancouver  council  began last
\'      an investigation with a view of
purling into effect measures for better fire protection.   Modern fire-fighting   equipment   has  been  purchased,
efficient and experienced firemen have
bee.ii   engaged,  and   when   the    new
Gamewell system has been completed the last link will base been forged I
in   a   formidable   chain   nf  protection
���against the demon  l-'irc.
South Vancouver has an area of
over fourteen square miles and the
difficulties fo bc met with in securing
efficient lire protection for all the
in ipje in the municipality is necessarily very great. The population in
certain districts is not dense. Yet
the area must bc thoroughly policed
by the firemen. While our population is e.ver 35,000 at present, yet in
this  area  there  is  room  for  a popu-
Mr. Leonard F. Rawden, Electrical
Engineer, superintending on behalf
of South Vancouver, installation of
modern fire protection service
lation of many times that number.
Tlle smaller number is entitled to the
same protection as the larger. And
just here is where the new lire and
telegraph service steps into the
breech, affording a system of protec-
tieeii which is thorough, economical
and   elastic.
Mr. Leonard F, Rawden, electrical
engineer to the municipality of Semth
Vancouver, has superintended the installation of tiie new service. In an
interview with the CHINOOK he
pointed out that ninety-five per cent.
<ef the great cities of the world have
installed the Gamewell service. It
might be mentioned that the City of
London, Kngland. is at present tearing out the ancient system of fire
alarm service used- for many years
,'ind is today installing an equipment
of the Gamewell manufacture similar,
though of mammoth proportion, to
the alarm service now being placed
throughout  South  Vanceeiiver.
The- average ratepayer is not interested in the technique of modern
tire alarm equipment] but so simple
is the operation of the Gamewell service  that a short description may bc
in ordet. A greal twelve circuit electric switch board is installed at the
Central station, Number Three I-'irc-
hall, Wilson Road, adjoining the
Municipal Hall. From tins board
radiate telegraph wires to all quarters of the district. At tlle end eef
each wire is a red box���the little red
box which will prove during the years
to come tei bc the best friend of many
a   Sniuii   Vanceeiiver   resident.
There is one of these little red boxes at the corner of Twenty-ninth
Avenue and Main Street, for instance.
Sheeiild a lire break out in the Store
of Mr. Harry Kay, nearby, Mr. Kay-
would walk directly to the little red
box. break the thin plate of glass on
its front, pull down a little hook, and
return to his store. In a very few
minutes the lire lighters and fire- i
lighting equipment of the municipality would have the blaze in Mr. Kay's
store under control. For the pulling
of the mysterious, silent, little hook
in tbe little red box automatically
sends in a message to the central
station which is relayed to the branch
stations. Alarm bells ring and a
printed record is automatically made
and repeated four time so that there
may be no error. This message would
read to the man receiving it, "Alarm
from box  , corner of Twenty-
ninth Avenue and Main Street,
The great switch board at the central station is a splendid specimen of
workmanship and takes care of the
whole system which covers the municipality. When .in alarm conies in,
automatically all the lire stations
throughout the district are communicated with. This masterpiece of mechanical ingenuity call read and write
���can do everything, so Mr. Rawden
says, but talk.
So far fifty of the red boxes have
been installed. With the system now
in use 400 be.xes might e attached.
These fifty boxes while servin" for
the present will neit bc sufficient for
lhe protection of the community, considering the large area of South Van-
ceeiiver. The council will doubtless
see that the job is done thoroughly
while the staff is engaged at tlle work.
Preliminary drawings for the new!
system were made by Mr. Rawden
and he it is who is superintending
the installing of all the equipment on
behalf of the municipality. That his
work has been well done is testified
to by many engineers who state that
thc line construction, particularly, is
of the highest order possible among
the  cities  of  the  continent.
Mr. A. D. Hastings, an expert employed by the Gamewell factories, is
at present in South Vancouver, and
is looking after the work for the
manufactory. Mr. B. Day, a leading
electrical engineer, is also in the
municipality in behalf of the Game-
well people.
The purchasing of this modern fire
alarm and telegraph system is but one
item in the programme of permanent
work being carried out by  the council.     In   pressing   the   installation   eif
| Ihis system    forward, much credit is
'due tlle energetic and painstaking Mr.
j Rawden.    With the completion of the
system   a   nucleus   for   as   efficient   a
lire-lighting system as there is in any
city   ill   the   weirld   has   been   formed.
These  fifty  red  fire alarm  boxes will
be   faithful,  silent  sentinels,  and  day
and  night  they will  remain  on  duty,
guarding over  lhe  welfare  eel"  the  in-
haliilants.    The policy will  be  tei extend the system and place such a net
wnrk  of alarm  wires over  the  municipality   that   lhe   danger   from   that
(Continued on  Page Si
Some of the Facts touching upon the
Provincial Government given by Mr.
Oliver when in South Vancouver,
Wednesday night.
Eleven million acres of the timber lands of the Province are in
the hands of speculators.
Less than one per cent, of the agricultural lands are in the hands
of speculators.
Seventy-five per cent, of the land held by speculators was secured from the Crown by fraud in which the McBride Government
The Hon. Price Ellison, Minister of Finance, is the President of
the Dominion Stock and Bond Company, of Vancouver, a concern of
speculators which holds enormous tracts of the arable land of the
Other ministers are interested in land companies which hold
areas of British Columbia lands similar in extent to those held by
the aristocracy of Mexico, where the stealing of lands precipitated
the awtul revolution.
Ninety-five per cent, of the lands  between   Prince  Rupert and
Fort  George  held  by land  shylocks and running wild.
Every man woman and child in British Columbia pays $500 to
hold up the railway burden placed on the country by Sir Richard
The Liberal policy is to tax the land grafter, cabinet minister?
and all, out of the country for ever.
The McBride Government will not pass an employers' liability
act. One reason is that a McBride cabinet minister is president of
the  only accident  insurance  company in British Columbia.
We import $30,000,000 worth of food stuffs into the country
every year and do not raise enough chicken feed for the local
McBride went into his office by trickery and is being sustained by trickery. Note juggling of naturalization papers so as to render getting one's franchise very difficult.
Representative of Publishers to
British Government Visits Us
Mr. George A. Lewis Interviews Leading Men in South Vancouver
in the Interests of imperial Publication being brought out by
Messrs. Sells, Limited.
One of the busiest men in the V. i st
'day is George A. Lewis. He has
une -nu  irom  London,  England, in
ion's best  experts have been secured
ntribute sections "i the publication  demanding   special   local  know-
the interests '.i that well-known and I ledge, and which for that reason can-
"Id-cstahlished firm, Messrs. Sell-, not be undertaken by the firm's own
Ltd..   who  are  the  official publishers I editorial  staff.
to the British Government. Last Messrs. Sells are presenting free
year Messrs. Sells issued to the world
are   presenting
copies   t'.  the   Public  and   Municipal
fully comprehensive work oi  reier-, Libraries,   Chambers   of   Commerce,
John Oliver, the Farmer-Statesman,
Addresses Large Liberal Gathering
Messrs. Street and Chamberlain Also Speak and an Enjoyable
ii nstructive Evening is Spent���Mr. Robert McBride,
kinsman to the Premier and old-time Tory, Graces the
Meeting with His Presence.
Commission Starts Work
on North Fraser Harbor
Next tei the fact that the valiant
old champion of the rights of the
people. Mr. John Oliver, spoke at
the Liberal Cluh last Wednesday
nighl, the must important happening
was the appearance on the public
platform of two of the younger men
oi tiie district, Mr. Charles Sireet and
Mr. A. E. Chamberlain.
The chair was occupied by Mr.
Frank Henderson and Mr. Street was
the lirst speaker. Mr. Street is a
"prairie man," having come to South
Vancouver seeme four years ago.
While on the prairie he vvas identified
with municipal politics, and hence
was well qualified to discuss the rela-
lioiis at present existing between tlie
McBride Government and the municipalities e.f ihe lower .Mainland. Mr.
Sireet declared that in the past three
years he had not seen the representative South Vancouver has in the local house, Mr. F. L. Carter-Cotton.
Ile  did not  know  the man  and  had
never heard anything that he had done
for the district. Apparently the man
was a figure-head purely and simply.
A nieist undesirable representative for
this growing community, Mr. Street
declared. Annexation, Mr. Street
said, would bc hehl ..IT hy the Government until the eve of the next election. At that time, too, the Provincial authorities would likely hand
���ever the court house site to tiie people of Greater Vancouver for park
purposes. He Imped that the South
Vancouver people would bc prepared
for these baits. Mr. Street referred
tee the atrocities at the coal mines on
Vancouver Island. Justice had been
handed out to the miners in a manner
which was a disgrace te> the British
Hag. He referred to the fact that this
government was eme for the big people only, and the working-man. the
man'from South Vancouver, was rid-
enee dialing with the Province of
liriti-h Columbia, in the compilation
of which Mr. Lewis took an active
part. This publication, although absolutely independent in ils editing,
received splendid support and co-op-
eration from the Provincial Government, Railway companies and leading public bodies throughout thi
Province and all parts of the Dominion. Copies were accepted by King
George, the Duke eif Connaught and
many others of high station, and the
work was heartily welcomed on all
tides, being accorded the unqualified
praise of the world's best critics.
From every direction requests followed for a similar work, though necessarily of a more elaborate and pretentious character, covering the whole
Of the Dominion,'and in accordance
with these ree|uests this work is now
being compiled, and will in due course
appear under the title of "Twentieth
Century impression of Canada, it's
History. People. Commerce, Industries   and   Resources "
The work will carry no displayed
advertising, and while full publicity
wiil be given to industrial, financial
and general commercial activity in
the sections of the Dominion represented, no payment will be accepted
from anybody for the publication of i
these facts, neither will any obligation be entailed oil the concerns so
recognized, as it is the desire of
Messrs. Sells to produce a work
which will be entirely free from bias.
The facts as given, however, will have
to be authenticated before they will
he pa.--e'l for publication.
While place will lie Found from
time te. time for discriminately selected greeiips of men who have elone |
something to further the industrial.
financial or social development of
their districts, Messrs. Sells accepting no payment whatever for the publication of these photographs, which
will he accompanied by suitable biographical matter, omitting all reference t'i social, political or religious
connections, there will be no catering
on any consideration, from a publicity standpoint, for either the "old-
tiiinis" who blathers freely and to a
nauseating extent, mainly .about his
Own extraordinary achievements and
his distinguished ancestors, or the
individual   whose   only   real  claim   to
Workmen's Clubs, Reading Rooms
'an.l other Bui table institutions all over
j the world.
One need hardly dwell on the constantly growing necessity for a work
I of tin- character in England and other
countries   of   the   globe,   where   mil-
lions e.i money are waiting to be invested  to  be-tter  advantage  than  can
I now   be   obtained,   with   the   unques-
tionable security that Canada can offer,   and   where   the   principal   reason
why tin: capitalist and small investor
' hc=itatc  to  send  their  money  along,
or the manufacturer to set up a proli-
j table industry in some district where
he   we.uld   be   welcomed   with     open
, arms, is he-cause of the dearth of authentic   and   reliable   information   con-
1 cerning  the  Dominion.
A  few booklets on defined subjects
|���useful enough  as  far as  they  go���
| pamphlets issued by big corporations
j owning immense interests in thc West
and accordingly prejudiced, magazines
Mr. George A. Lewis
t Continued
Page   8)
depicting fruit such as has never been
grown in Canada or anywhere else���
take these and you have practically
the sum total of what the world has
Recent Features  in  Operation on  this Great  Harbor Scheme
for a Greater Vancouver
An actual start was made on the
work of establishing North Fraser
Harbor this morning was the information given by Mr. H. B. A. Vogel,
secretary of the commission, to a representative of the "Chinook," Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Vogel said
"Chief Engineer Leslie started this
morning with the lirst surveying gang
down the river to Point Grey on the
west of the municipality where the
men were put to work under Mr. Morrison, who overlooks the outside
work. As soon as one gang gets to
work another will be started."
The Board have purchased a 20-
borse power motor boat "Talisman"
fot- the use of the engineers and for
general harbor purposes. Mr. Vogel
further stated that it was the idea of
the Commission to build two or three
docks connected with the harbor railway and to gradually extend these,
keeping in advance of trade.
What is simply an enormous supply
of data was on hand in the board
room of the commission and several
mapped plans of the leading harbors
of the world established on river
channels having much less natural
advantages for harbors than the Fraser were shown. An office for engineers has been fitted up by the secretary's room and Mr. Ferguson,
chief inside man, has taken up his
position there. The survey maps put
at the disposal of the Harbor Commission by the Commissioners of the
Greater Vancouver Sewerage has materially lessened the amount of work-
to be done as well as the amount of
of grant from the municipalities and
now with money and the weirk at a
somewhat advanced stage great things
may be looked for in the near future
when the North Fraser as a harbor
is bound to force to the front among
the harbors of the Pacific Coast.
fame and distinction is based on thel'o depend upon feir its literature re-
fact that he pre-empted a quarter garding the possibilities and resources
secti.eii from the Government way- "' this wonderful Dominion,
back, which property is now worth j As soon as it became known that
perhaps a hundred thousand dollars, the compilation had been started on,
the type of man who is both able and a steady demand for tlle work be-
w-illing���nay.   even    anxious���to   pay i gan   to  flow   in   from   the     investors,
very   handsomely   for   conferring   on |'manufacturers,  and  merchants  in  all
the world at large- the priceless privilege of gazing on the presentment of
his anything but classic features,
which illustration is usually accompanied, amidst a mass fi equally soul-
stirring facts, by the thrilling announcement thai he is a Methodist,
plays golf anel has three children,
Peter Henry. Oba.liah and Jemima
The -> llabus "I the- work co> i i -
. \ erj subji ct ol interesi relating to
the Dominion, freun "Opening- for
Investment" to "Sport" and from
"Capital and 1.alien'' to 'Physical
Geography." A large and efficient
staff of editors, journalists, photographers .iii.l investigators are engaged on the work, which will be copiously illustrated throughout, while
the   services   of  some   fi  the   Domin-
parts of thc world, which demand
has continued to increase as the work
has been  proceeded  with.
Mr. T.e-u is has charge of that section e.i" the compilation dealing with
British Columbia and while travelling
around these pan., he weiuld b< glad
to meet the representatives of local
Industry and finance, in order to obtain from them first-hand information
concerning iheir activities, also to
learn of the possibilities for the investment ni capital, and the opening
up of ne-w  industries in the West.
A- Mr Lewis' slay is limited, and
his time will be pretty fully occupieo,
he respectfully suggests tei local
"wihl-catters." mine-salters" and
"boosters" of subdivisions out on the
(Continued "ii  Page 8)
Council hope to Finance
Paving and Sewer Work
This  Will   Employ  250  Men -Decision  Made  to  Employ   10
Permanent Men From Each Ward at Present
Councilleir Winram, speaking to
delegates from the wards on Tuesday
afternoon, said it was time to take
Up permanent work. There was a
loan credit to the municipality of
$200.0110 and it was hoped to secure
$150,000 more. It was proposed to
pave Victoria Road t.i Wilson Road
on the local improvement plant at a
cost of $100,000. The B. C. E. R. had
promised tei ilemblc-track this section
this year, if the road was paved. The
cost of paving Bodwell Road, from
Fraser to Main, was $32,000. Thc
Main Street paving would come to
$173,004). If it was possible to continue the drainage work on Main
Street at a cost of $50,000 it would
be done.
All   this  work,  hc   said,   could   be
done this summer if a loan credit of
$350,000 could be secured.
In thc winter they hoped to spend
about $200,000 in sewers and $100,000
in water works extensions. Thus the
Council hoped to finance to about
$700,000_.er $800,000 and to employ
about 250 men.
After considering the matter of
ward work with the delegates, it was
finally determined to employ, for the
present, a gang of 10 permanent men
in each ward, to be at the pleasure of
the Engineer and ward formen. These
men, selected by the councillor and
foreman of the ward, must be men
with families depending on them.
Some discussion took place as to the
fairest method of selecting the men,
and it was advocated that it should
be by lot.
���-���������-- TWO
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 191*
.OUR Spring stock is now complete and we
^ are now ready to take care of your order
for spring sowing of Timothy, Clover, Alfalfa,
and all field seeds, also garden seeds which are
all tested in our own warehouse. We carry a
full line of Fruit and Ornamental stock, Bee
Supplies, Fertilizers and all garden requisites.
Catalogue for asking.
The Henry Seed House
A. R. MacDOUGALL, Prop.
524 Kingsway       -     -     -     Vancouver, B. C.
Campbell Storage Company
Wt  FREE  iw
With every purchase at our Store of ONE DOLLAR we will give you
an order for one large size Photograph worth $1.25.
The picture of you is strictly high-class work, and na first-class
studio will make one for less than $1.25. Any one can sit for the picv
ture and it is given to you absolutely free at the KING STUDIO,*
Hastings Street.
Peak, Frean Biscuits, just in, the package 15c
Walker's  Grape Juice,  the bottle 20c
Welch's Grape Juice, the bottle 35c
Lipton's Jelly Tablets, all flavors, the package 10c
Garton's H. P. Pickles, the jar 25c
Heinz Spaghetti, the can 25c
Plums, Peaches, Cherries, the can 2 for 25c
Fry's Chocolate Icing, the package 25c
Morton's OX Tongues in Glass, the package 45c
Heinz Olives, Plain and Stuffed, the bottle 25 and 35c
Lipton's  Yellow  Label  Coffee,  the  can 50c
Fraser & MacLean.  papers" 784a,M
Evans,   Coleman   &   Evans,   Ltd.
Phone 2088
Foot of Columbia Avenue
How Satisfactory it is to the Housekeeper to be sure that
the MILK, CREAM and BUTTERMILK she receives is
Pasteurized and Germless.
Delivered in Sealed Bottles, Perfectly Sterilized.
905 Twenty-fourth Avenue East
Phone Fairmont 2391 L PRICE & GREEN, Proprietors
The Week'*
Budget from
At her home on Monday evening, i
Mrs. Armstrong was tendered a surprise party, by the ladies who took
part in the sketch entitled "The Suffragettes' Convention," given recently
in Marfew Hall. Much eef the success
nf the playlet, which was see well rendered, was due to the able training!
and leadership '>f Mrs. Armstrong,
and as an appreciation lhe laelies pre-
senied her with a photograph frame
of silver, and a beautiful silver jewel
case.    Mr. Timms, who was tlle only
gentleman member of the cast, sent
a telegram from Victoria during the
evening, containing his regrets al being unable to be present. Considering the treatment given Mr. Timms by
the suffragettes e.n tlu- occasion ���>!'
their last public appearance nu the
Marfew Hall stage, one dues met wonder that on the night of their next
gathering he was detained in Victoria.
* st     *
As Past Grand Chief of the Pythian
Sisters, Mrs. D. C. Craig went tn
Kamloops on Tuesday :o attend the
annual meeting of the Grand Temple
Pythian Sisters of B, C.
���A.   *    *
Mr. Stringer, nf Chilliwack, greeted
a number of his old Cedar Ceittage
friends last week.
* t    *
On Monday evening last Ulster
Lodge L. O. B. A., Xo. 121, went on
invitation to visit Cedar Ceittage L. O.
L., No. 2125 An evening of entertainment and social intercourse, with
refreshments served by the gentlemen, was pleasantly and profitably
* *    *
Without giving any hinl of his ro-
mantic intentions Mr. J. H. Jones,
secretary of Springridge Lodge, at
the last regular meeting surprised
his friends and co-workers by proposing  his   bride,   who  was   Miss   Edith
Clayton, for Initiation. Upon <he
yeeiin- lady's arrival from England a
few days previous they were quietly
married by Rev. Ireland at the Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Jones l<><,k
this happy method of introducing his
new wife tee his hedge friends. After
congratulation! were offered and received Mr. and Mrs. Junes further
surprised lhe.se present, and added to
the enjoyment of the evening by serv-j
Ing dainty refreshments. Mr. and!
Mr-,  Jones  will  be  at   home  to  their!
friends at  1013 34th  Ave. E.
,    ,    ,
Mr... A. II. Mirylees left em Wednesday for Yakima. Washington, t.i
join her hu-biuel. and spend a few-
days in her fu'-iri. Iie.me. prior to
leaving for a six months' trip to the
(llel I.and   England, Ireland and Scot*
land.   She will visit a brother in Xew
Ye.rk City and sail freim that peeint .ui
llu- Anchor Line S. S. Columbia on
June 13th. Mrs. Mirylces lias been
prominent, and deme good work in
Church Club and Social Circles, and
will be greatly missed by many appreciative  friends.
* St     *
Alter spending several months with
friends and relatives, Mr. John Hambly left last Sunday for his home in
Toronto. The day before his departure he attendee! the christening cere*
mony of his great grandson. Lionel
Hambly, and with that blue-eyed
cherub shared honors in point of
prominence and popularity.
* *    *
Accompanied by her sister Mrs.
Pierce. Mrs. Pete Watson left on the
24th for a visit of several weeks to
Squamish, where Mr. Watson is doing considerable  building.
ttr      *      *
.Mrs. Manuel has relumed from
Armstrong, B.C., where, after the
close of the Conference at Kamloops,
she went to visit her sister.
A   Juvenile   Court   For   South   Vancouver
Presentation   at   St.   Mary's   Parish,
South Hill
Dominion Equipment & Supply Co.
Contractors and Municipal Machinery, Equipment and Supplies
Phone Seymour 7155
1150 Homer Street  Vancouver
International Importing Company
Bottlers of B.C. Export and Bohemian
Free Delivery to Your door in South Vancouver every Thursday
Phone Seymour 1951
In view of the fact that the citizens
of South Vancouver are considering
the matter of establishing a juvenile
court the "Chinook" interviewed Mr,
11. W. Collier, lirst probation officer
of the Vancouver court, who said :
"I am very much in favor of the juvenile court for delinquent boys and
girls. 1 think the system should be
extended to inciude offenders over
sixteen years of age. An offense itself should receive less consideration
and more importance than at present
be attached to the circumstances
which led up to it with a view of reclaiming the offender. ��� I certainly
think that South Vancouver should
long ago have had a court established."
While he talked Mr. Collier was
engaged in checking off thc reports
of the wards of the court, which they
are required to present to him once
every week, during their period of
probation, and speaking cheering
words to the youthful delinquent.
There were some dozen boys coining
in with this object, whose bright,
frank and interesting faces told no
talc of familiarity with crime. Nor
was the officer Communicative! Vet
for some reason, either because they
had tampered with the code which
protects society or it was feared they
would do so, they were here.
One could imagine stories of live
interest connected with some of the
cases, such as of a bold young urchin
who in a hurry lo throw off the restraints of home���to be a man���escapes and hides in the city and sleeps
on straw in a hole, the boy whe. plays
"hookey" and cuius to grief and
many such of a misdirected ambition
which needs turning into right paths.
And see the busy parent, lhe irresponsible parent, the dead parent, the
duty of citizens, the delinquent acl
inscribed in the statutes of
the Dominion in 1908, the provision
made later by the Local House fen-
carrying out the requirements "f this
act and Seiulh Vancouver considering
the matter,
"As soon as ;i hoy is apprehended,"
resumed Mr. Collier, "we immediately make investigation of his surroundings at home and we get llle juvcnilc
to tell his eewn steiry in order tee see
what is besl to he done for him. W'e
endeavor, when it is necessary, to
save the whole family. Alter the sitting of the court, which is very informal, unless in an extraordinary
case, the boy is put on probation and
reports to me once each week and
I endeavor to see him each week
where he is staying and keep in close
touch with his progress, co-operating
with the parents or guardians. When
he is not sent to his own home he is
usually sent to the Children's Aid,
who, if they deem il advisable, place
liim in a foster home during his probation."
After dealing with the matter .for
four years 1 believe it would be best
for Greater Vancouver to have one
juvenile court, one judge and one
chief probation officer under whom
the officer for a municipality would
work. I have always felt the need
of this because the municipalities encroach on each other so much and
there is so much overlaping. Judge
Shaw is also of this opinion. After
a mutual agreement and a satisfactory adjustment of the expenses it
would only remain to approach the
Provincial  House on  the  matter.
At a social gathering of the Building Ceimmittee of St. Mary's Parish.
South Hill, South Vancouver, held at
the residence of Mr. Bennett, on the
evening of May 20th, Mr. Grout a
member eef the committee was specially honored by the male members
of the Parish, who presented him
with a very handsome silver mounted umbrella, with his initials on it,
as a token of their esteem. Mr. and
Mrs. Grout are leaving on the 24th
irst. for a three-months' trip to the
Old Country, and their absence will
be keenly felt by St. Mary's Parish.
Mr. Grout is a pioneer member of
Sl. Mary's and previous to buying the
building now used as the church, Mr.
Grout had tiie services held in his
eewn home. Ile is also organist of
St. Mary's, which position he has held
and given unfailing and hearty attention tee since ihe church was organized.
'I'lu- Rev. ihven Bulkley,'Vicar of
St. Mary's the Virgin, made the presentation on behalf of the other members. Mrs. Grout was also presented
with a beautiful Japanese silver jewel
box and .ill; handkerchief. Mr. Grout
suitably responded! thanking his fellow parishioners for their kindness
and good wishes to Mrs. Grant and
New Church
As a sign eif the growth of St. Andrew's Catholic Church it is to be
noted that the parish intend to erect
a new church on Forty-ninth Avenue,
between Main and Fraser Streets.
Tiie building where "worship is now
carried on will be used for a hall and
it is intended to al once begin to
build the basement of the new building which will be used for a time as
a church. The social hehl on Friday
of ihis week is in aid of lhe building
fund and is an eeccasiou ior inter-
ci'iigregatiemal  patronage.
Upwards of 170 people listened lo
the excellent programme given at the
temperance social recently under the
auspices of the Sunday School of the
Uttth .Morton Memorial Church.
Among the numbers were : Recitation, by class of Mr. Burpee; recitation, Janet Stewart; solo, Elva Pelle-
tier; exercises, class of Miss Partridge; violin seilo, Mrs. Lindsay; recitation, Edna Anderson; cornet solo,
Mrs. Strachan; hoop drill, 16 girls
tutored by Miss Partridge; song, Mr.
White and reading, Mr. Bloom. An
excellent address on the responsibility of the parent to the child was
given by Mrs. Machen. At the close
ice cream and cake were served.
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we produce an article that has no equal.
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select to make home surroundings beautiful. This obviates a rush
the last weeks of the planting season and consequently confers upon
us a direct favor. Our stalf, through generous patronage are taxed
to thc limit every day, late and early.
Don't delay placing your orders quickly, thereby preventing a
rush and enabling us to give efficient service in meeting your wants.
Our stock of dowering plants (Biennial and Perennial) cannot be
surpassed on this continent.
This is not, to use the slang phrase���hot air���but a fact. When
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Off.ce���710 Dominion Building, 207  Hastings Street West Phone Seymour 5556
Store���2410  Granville  Street Phone  Bayview   1926
Greenhouses and  Nurseries at  Royal  on  B.C.  Electric Railway,  Ebume Line, about
two miles south  of the  City limits. Phone Eburne 43.
Week Commencing June   1, 1914
Portland  vs.  Vancouver
South End Granville St. Bridge
Games start 4 p.m. Saturdays i p.m.
Miss  HALL and  Miss WESTLEY,  graduate nurses
Phone Fairmont ?165
Mrs. J. F. Belts spent tiie week end
with Mr. and Mrs. Lighfoot at their
summer   cottage.   Ocean   Park
*   *   *
Rev. Mr. Davidson returned from
Conference at Kamloops and occupied his pulpit on Sunday. He plans
to be with his church for another
With surroundings, building and
operating machinery able to bear your
closest inspection the Turner Dairy
does a business employing some 2(J
men, a number of whom reside in
South Vancouver. Thc entire supply
of milk is shipped on the milk traiii
from thc garden of B. C, Sardis,
Chilliwack and from dairies which
make a specialty of turning out milk,
such as that of Mr. A. E. Wells, who
received a silver cup for the best kept
dairy premises in B. C. When the
milk reaches the dairy it is tested feir
flavor and then put through the clarilier which takes out the impurities. It
is then subjected to the pasteurizing
process which raises it to a temperature of 142 Fall., at which point it is
kept for 30 mintes. Immediately reduced to 36 Fah. by artificial refrigeration and placed in the refrigerator
room in bottles. Tt is finally shipped
at about 40 Fah. to some 2,000 homes
or about 10,000 people. All machinery from pasteurizer to bottle is
sterilized and the boxes in which liabilities are sent out are washed. Real
butter, cream and buttermilk are supplied.
International    Conference    on    City
Planning���Draft of Proposed
Town-Planning  Act
That the town-planning movement
in Canada has come to stay and will
have to be reckoned with in the future is demonstrated by the fact that
it has already engaged thc attention
of several of our provincial legislatures. The year 1912 saw comprehensive t.iwn-planning acts passed in
N'ew Brunswick and N'ova Scotia, and
last year. Alberta ltd the way for the
Western Provinces. Ontario also has
an act applicable to cities with a population of 50,1100 and upwards.
At the forthcoming International
Conference on City Planning, Toronto, May 25-27, a draft town-planning
act, which it is hoped will be a model
for all Canadian provinces, will be
submitted to the delegates present by
a special committee appointed by the
Commission of Conservation. Frank
criticism and full discussion eif this
proposed act will be invited. After
being amended in accordance with the
resolutions of the Conference, copies
will be sent to each provincial government, urging them to enact leglsla-
tion  along the  lines proposeel.
As now drafted, the Bill provides
for the preparing and carrying-out
of town-planning projects by a local
hoard in each city or town, subject
to thc approval of a Central Town-
planning   Board  for  the  whole  prov
ince. Projects will apply chiefly to-
land likely tei be used fe.r building
purposes, but may, in certain circumstances, include land already built upon or land unsuitable for building.
Provision is made for compensation
of private owners if Injuriously affected and for the local authority re-
iverintr half of the unearned increment if property values are increased. The Central Beiard may act ont
its own initiative if the Local Boafcl
fails to dei its duty or if no Local
Board  exists,
Uunder such an act. the growth
of every teiwn will be regulated se>
that streets may he of adequate width
and in accord with, thc general plan
of the town; housing congestion will
not be permitted: sufficient open
spaces will be reserved lor parks,
scpiares and other municipal purposes; and health, amenity anil convenience will be given due consideration
in all new building areas and, so far
U  possible,  in  eeld  ones.
"The best stuff that is possible to
buy" is the motto of Ftascr and Mac-
Lean, who keep a full line of groceries with vegetables and fruits fresli
every morning, corner of Main Street
and Twenty-sixth Avenue. The display in this store is exceedingly varied and neat and the customer is reminded at once of what she wants to>
cook for tbe next meal. When in
doubt visit this store. All goods are
delivered at your door. And satisfaction guaranteed. SATURDAY, MAV 30, 1914
Mill :   Foot of Ontario Street, Fraser River Phone :   Fraser 97
Manufacturers of
Wholesale and Retail
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.
Collingwood  East,   Phone :   Collingwood 33.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all puts of South
The place where they "keep hotel"���
A fully modern hostelry, near at
hand to South Vancouver���it's the
"Grand Central" when you go to
Milk! Milk! Milk!
Turner's Pasteurized and Germless Milk and Cream is the best
diet for Infants and Invalids.    Superior for tea, coffee and cocoa.
Sold at 10 quarts for $1.00.
Visit our big new modern dairy and we will show you why it
is we can supply you with the best milk and cream and buttermilk
and butter sold in Greater Vancouver.
Phone Fairmont 597
A Joint Savings Account may be opened at the Bank of Vancouver
in the names of two or more persons. In these accounts either party
may sign cheques or deposit money. For the different members of
a family or a firm a joint account is often a great convenience. Interest paid on balances.
Order your Wines, Liquors or Cigars
By Phone (High. 555)--Free Motor Delivery
To South Vancouver every Friday
Cascade Beer (on Ice) pte ��1 doz., qts $2 doz.
Heidelberg Beer     "    *1     "        ��   $2   ���
B. C. Export Beer    "    85c  "        "*1.75"
OScea: 606-607 Bank of Ottawa Bldg.   Phone Say. 9}I] (��i:Sanie; in all Dipitlnanu)
Boultbee-Johnson & Company, Ltd.
Johnson*! Wharf
Phone : Sey. 9145
The  Editor  does  not necessarily  Endorse   the   views   expressed
Trades and Labor Council
President Walker, of thc Trades
and Labor C'eetnie-ii, is filling the chair
with some degree of comfort. He
seeme; to have- sprung from ..ti<- of
the e.ld Puritanical families thai strictly observed "elders lie.ur-.'' A Trade
Council meeting rising :u 9.30! Thi re
are some wlm can remember 'oofing
it out to Se.uth Vancouver in tin- "wee'that should the council be able-
\\ liy  >li.,ulil  ui- ne.it amalgamate,  to-
day   the   path   is   clear,
I'm  k"eiii|<  ie, suggest a ce,urse.  along
which  we  may steer.
Tlu- rumor's just a spre.uting, we have
ge.t a dandy park.
Win-re arc ceeulel arrange fur meetings
and where we all c.juld bark
'I'-. \. hat '.ur S.e nun y hat to say, concerning this  new plan
And whether be will help us in uniting, man  tej  man.
' mi   union  slinuld include the trades,
the   labor,   and   the   clerks,
waiters,  janitors  and
everyone   who   \\-.rk-
We're .ell adrift in \an..iir, hulks, just
now  ihey n   -.ii  ilu-  blink,
United  we  shall  k. --j. afloat, divided
we  will  sink-
Main Street Paving \\.   know  there  ii  a  living  on  this
li   it   understood  that  the   Couni .1 I''���" :i"
i.e-   made   satisfactory   an  -                 "ind it we tackle t.r--;>.-rIy we'll start
with  the bank  with  regard  to                            ' -'   rolling  ball
ing   another   portion   of   the   paving   ' ,|; '              '   ''":i[ Henry Ford, the
I l.e-. mapped.   II is facte irj ii not run-
::     - are pulling  down
Items of Local Interest Should be Addressed to the "Labor Editor"
in    this
we.rk- past Bodwell knaei
I' re .in  the  amount  ��� i  w.irk-  :
done and yel !������ I..- done on the first
ection   one   ean   readily   understand
sma' ho
after a meeting
ahead   with  another
le,    g
V   e acfa   per   .lay.
lection  ii
Longshoremen's   Convention
The  seventh  annual convention  of!
the Pacific District nf the Iiiternation-1
al Longshoremen's Association have
been holding sessions in Vancouver
this pait week. Some of the finest
labor organizeri on the coast are included in the membership and a more
honest, open-hearted bunch of men
are   nut   to   he   funnel   anywhere.
Super  Critics
Did you ever meet thc fellow in a
"life job" win. cnuld get another one
tomorrow if he wanted to? There
are lots of them here, even now.
They can't understand why so-and-
so in the next house can't get a job.
They hear of one or two vacancies
every day. Must be something wrong
with him. they argue among their own
select circle.
Then again did you ever see one
of these super critics out of a job.
What a miserable specimen of humanity he makes. The whole world
seems to be working agin him.
*    *    *
Empire Club
The office-bearers of the above
club are said to be away from home
at present. At least that is given as
the reason why we have not had
some letters to the editor with regard to the cargo of Hindus lying in
the  harbor.
We are all brothers in the Empire
that the sun never sets on���that is as
long as you can be exploited by the
help out quite a hit with the i
ployed workers in the municipality,
\\ e have yet to hear a single- complaint with regard to the employing
��� ef exclusively local labe.r and the contractor! seein to be living up te, their
agreement in good faith.
will ,)n ' think of ii you breadwinners; let's
Stop!   Look!   Listen
To  thejse  of you who  toil  for  bread
1   wish  to  say  a  word���
Concerning   Mr.   Atkinson,   of  whom
you   all   have   beard.
I   haven't  even   seen   him,  yet   I   feel
that he's the man���
We  might  elect as alderman, it's up
to us who can���
To approach him on thc subject, and
find   out   how   he   feels,
Ere nomination day comes round, so
that we get our wheels���
In motion; you'll agree with me, we've
rusted   long   enough
We're thoroughly disgusted, with the
usual  brand of bluff.
hear   what   you've   to  say.
Twist in.   and you, It'i time that we
g-.t   ..lit  and reasoned why?
We linel ourielvel upon the shelf, and
tagged  a-  darned  small  fry.
I hope that Atkinson rca.H this, ami
respond-  mighty  i|uick
Anil  that   iin-  worker!  all  r-.l!  out  to
tnrii   lln-   winning   trick.
I  a!-* hope the  I'ress will give this
W-I-D-l'.   publicity
Por   this   is   '.ne   big  bugle   call,   just
wait   and   ye.u   will   -ee
Anel   hear,  and   learn,   ymir   duty,   '.o
your  fellow  in the slush.
And if you're sane, ynu cannot shirk.
Vou must get out and push.
We have no use tor civil war, nor do
we  wish  te,  ri*jt.
We want free speech, a place to speak,
and audiences quiet.
Now then its up  to you.    I  hope to
read in  workers fe.rum���
Vour  answer.   So  long,   I'm  for  bed,
to toot my nightly snorum.
���C. t. TIZEN.
The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy is in an Optimistic Frame o'  Min'  this  Week an' "Taks  In"
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
Weel  freens, it wud seem as if we
. were  comin'  back  tae  the auld  hech
| how  again.    This  last   twa  or  three
j months  back,  frae  the  wey  the  city
cooncil an' the daily papers hae been
gaun on yae wud hae thocht that we
were "aboot tac pass intae the hands
o' the receiver," as some pessimistic
guy   said  up  in  Sooth  Vancoover  a
whitey back.
The   cooncil   doon   in   that  antede-
luvian   city   hall    hae    been    busyiii'
themsels  knockin'  a  dollar  or twa  a
, week off the staff's wages an' makin'
has caused a hit ot a sensation among  ,i
What  Have the  Workers  to  Say?
That wc are approaching nearer and
nearer   every   day   a   crisis     in     the
Asiatic  immigration   question   is  patent  tn everyone.    The  recent  arrival
f a boat-load of Hindus in  the port
the workers and yet, even if the whole
cargo were admitted, it would he a
small  fraction  of  the  annual   import.
The working class will have to
make themselves heard on this question  a  little  more  in  the  future.
The so-called legislators both in
the provincial and federal parliaments
are only playing with the question,
knowing full well the apathy that is
displayed in the ranks of labor.
We think a whole lot of good could
bc done if the Trades Council or any
other body of organized labor .would
hold mass meetings to protest anil
formulate lines on which this immigration could be put a stop tn.
It is not Imperialism or any other
kinel of "ism" that enters into this
question from the workers' standpoint���it is  simply bread  and  butter.
+       *        e).
Label League Social
The trade union movement in Vancouver owes much  to 1 lie  Union La-
i bei   League.     It   is  a  delegate  body.
inaugurated last year, and a few faithful unionists have spared no effort to
!promote  a  healthy  demand   lor  products bearing the various trade union
labels.     Several   entertainments,   under the auspices nf the league, were
held  during  the  winter   im nit lis.  and
while snme of these were not patronized as  they sheeiild have  been, effective   educational   w.irk   was     accomplished.
The league committee announce!
that another social evening has been
arranged for next Friday evening.'
May 29, in roe mm 401. Labor Temple.
Whist, music, refreshments and an
all-round gneid time is promised by
the ladies in charge. The admission
fee has been fixed at the modest sum
nf twenty-five cents, and there is no
good reasein why a bumper crowd
should tint be present. Keep the date
open. 29th May. Friday evening.
st * *
Vancouver Take Note!
Prince Rupert city council is taking
an interest in the Oriental question,
and had it not been for an adverse
report by the city solicitor, action
would probably have been taken to
allow no more licenses to be issued to
restaurants which employ Orientals.
The solicitor, however, said the city
had no control over trades licenses, as
they were merely for purposes of
revenue. Finally a motion was passed that the council views with disapproval the employment of Orientals
in places of this kind. This is not
satisfactory to some of the aldermen,
and it is more than probable that lhe
question will be brought up again with
view to keeping Orientals out of
places having a license from the
The city now bars all Oriental labor in licensed hotels. The city solicitor refused tn express an opinion
as to whether this is legal or not. It
is possible that this may come t.i a
test, as it is reported that a new hotel to be opened shortly is to be filled
with this class of labor. It is tei be
hoped that the report is not true, but
if it is carried nut successfully in the
face of opposition from the city
council and the public generally, it is
likely that this hotel will find the
atmosphere of Prince Rupert rather
emsels look generally ridiculous at
the same time.
ter hoo often yae micht hae been
stung afore.
Comin' doon the street I could hear
men talkin' aboot ile an' geological
forrnashuns an' tertiary beds and anticlines as if they were somethin' for
drinkin'. The fever's on an' wha says
but what we micht bc floatin' a company oorsels yet. Gee I wish some o'
they geological fellies wud tak a fancy tae Sooth Vancoover. They micht
discover something even mare valuable  than  ile.
If it hadna been that I had made up
my min' tae gaun an' see Buffalo
Hill I wud hae had a turn at the hack
The  Daily  Province has been busy  y&'rd mysel on the holiday tae see if
printin' "tabloids" em  its  front page  'here wis ony sign o' a gusher. 1 got
showin' why wc slinuld hae faith in
B.C.���as if that wis necessary. Ma
conscience wha wudna hae faith in a
place where we hae sic brilliant ex-
p.incuts o' statesmanship at the heid o'
affairs   as   Dickey   McBride   an'   that
ither wee fellie' " t"��1 tae come '���"   <hc -1'""'-    Gee,
Then  again  hae  we  no' jisi  liaunil- j l!llffal."   P'111       Is   lha   ""'   ;i   magic
ed owre a wheen million o'dollars tae  ?amej   ." "lany ;l ''>"">   l,1""rl llae
telt o' a man who tlmcht he had
strck yin but on closer investigashun,
an' no' very close at that���he found
it wis only an overflowin' septic tank.
* * *
Mackenzie-Mann, so why  she.uld we
I   read o' yaer feats
dariu', Bill,
.' i ...  i. '   i. / .,   - ..' ,i i. t: .     si .      ,. ll \      Slli HI IU     �� U ���     .      . .   . . ' '     |
w.���-,v when oor statesmen can afford see"?     l' aUL. s,l'lg,c coach '" the Pr0_,
tae be sae generous tae they puir fei- "5     ?    ','",'   'a     m:-'m:"^ �� an-
lid that are tryin* tae dae tlu-ir level !.'  u'7'��>'hrid he���ro ��   m,ne, namely
best for Canady at    the    expense    o*    %|dw( !  D,d',.. , ���
their general health maybe. . Tt?e,  u"c�� 8md . folk at hame���an*
Hooever. the scene has chenged wi* trttth tae u''1,""' a",' mitl"-''= ���'"' "aith- ;
a vengeance-an' a' in the maitter ..' ers were tae ��e ��"����bered among them
���were  aye  doon   on   the  laddies  for
a week. The excitements intense an'
it only needs lae be kept gaun for a
whiley an' I've nae doobt a' this financial stringency '11 be forgotten a-
boot in the ineeiiths tae come.
A chenge for the better wis noticeable when the- twa mornin' papers for
the meenit got tired n' slingin' their
Mackenzie-Mann, free wheat stuff at
yin another and started chewin' the
rag as tae whether it wis Victoria or
Empire day we were tac celebrate la-t
When edyturs start writin' thai wey
yae may ln-t yur bootl they hae
somethin' up their sleeve that's no'
apparent tae lhe average reader. It
didua maitter a bug's ee tae iln- ordinary common mortal whal day it
wis���it wis a holiday an' that wis a'
that's tae it.
readin' the "bloods." By hicks, we diu
enjoy ihcm though, an' wha among
US that hae read 0* Deadwood Dick
an' his haundy little derringer that
used tae keep pokiu' oot his sleeve at
tlu pshycological moment, as the
philosopher wud lay, ������!��� Broadway
-  anel   his   pard,   Silent   Scth,  or
Frank Read an' his two happy-go
lucky man servants, will ever forgel
lae turn up at a Show where lln  main
gazoo is th. redoubtable Buffalo Bill
i himself I
Weel, it disna need nn- lae e.i Intae
ilu- ramificashuns o' iln- circus tent.
A thing that struck nu- a- bein' ex-
traordinarily funny though, wis the
fact ii' b,in' able tae gel intae thi
jshow wiih.eni gaun through ever sat
mony yairds o run! [I wil hardly
keepin' up wi' ilu reputashuns ���>' cir-
Icusea   iii   general.
The C.reat  Northern ccrtainl)  "met
last Seturday efternune aboot the mid-1away wi' tin- ge.eeels" when  they  cap-
walkin' doon  llastin's  Sireet
irday efternune aboot the mid-
the dav when I wis attractit wi'
a big croml slaundin* glnwerin' in at
a shop windae.
Wunnerin* what cnuld be up. an'
thinkin' they were maybe sellin' straw-
hats fur twa bits apiece I went owre
tae   investigate.
Vae can jalous o' my astonishment
when 1 tell yae there wis naethin' in
the windae at a'���except wan or twa
printed leaflets. But on the windae
itsel wis printed in letters ahoot twa
feet broad the magic word���OIL.
What the deuce is this, 1 says tae
mysel. an' I asks a fellie staimdin'
by me what it meant.
"Aw," he says; "they're sellin' ile
steeck; they've had a gusher at Calgary an' a wheen men hae made fortunes a'ready.''
I wis as faur forrit as ever. What
kin' o' ile wis it they had discovered���
paraffin ile, carbolic ile or castor ile?
"N'aw. naw," he says; "it's the best
strike mi the American continent���
it's pure gasoline���an say, look here.
if yae bae ten dollars on yae, get in
an' buy a block o' shares."
e��   *   *
Xeui a fellie disna need tae gaun
very faur back in history o' this country tae be reminded o' that kin' o'
language���the difference bein' that before it wis real estate���noo it's ile.
Weel. had it no' been that there
wis a holiday nn the Monday an' I
had promised faithfully tae tak the
wife intae tae see the circus that wis
comin' 1 dinna ken but what I midst
hae "fell." It's , urious hoo that auld
gamblin' fever o' yaer single days
keeps comin' back on yae���nae mait-
Itircd that big chunk ..' laund eh eon at
the Creek, an' I'll bet vie it gien a
lot o' folk a surprise on Monday.
Tae say  the  tent  wis  tu'  wudna be
daen it credit.   They couldna hae g.it
ony   marc   in   unless   they   had   suspended  them   frae  the  thin'   trapeze,
list before the start I saw them open-1
in'   bales   o'   straw   tae   set   roon   the \
outskirts  o'  the  ring tae  provide ac- [
comodashun fnr the late comers, an'
incidentally  I  saw wan  or twa  cmi-!
nent  citizens  forgettin'  their  dignity
feir the nonce an' quietly squat them-1
sels doon.
Tae   describe   the   circus   or   single
oot  nny  individual  performer,  as  tin-
critics  say,  is  needless.     Vae  a' ken
what   like   a   circus   is   wi'   the   usual |
bawlin'.  shoutin'. an' howlin'.
Buffalo Bill (himself) made a triumphal entry tae the ear-crackin'
accompaniment n' a thoosand or twa
youngsters. I couldna restrain mysel
frae jinin' in the applause.
Efter a' it's characters like liim that
stimulate true, clean manhood, an' I'm
speakin' for mysel tae. in the risin'
generashun. for wi' a' they had tae
say agin the "blonds" the moral o'
the steiry wis a bit abune the wishy-
washy, lovey an' suggestive stories
that the kirk folk an' the unco guid in
general permit their dauchters an'
sons tae devour nooadays. The moral
o' the story wis aye pintin' tae the
richt, an' the villain aye got his deserts, an' what's better for a laddie
than lae bae an ideal afore him.
The excitement wears off a bit as he
grows older but the effect o' readin'
they stories often w ;>rks in a wey that
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his mither or faither never dreamt o'
when they wcre gaun through his
pooches at nicht tae see it he had got
ony mare o' that "confounded nonsense."
On the road oot there wis wan or
twa side shows an' I wis sarely tempted tae go in an' see thc "maist extraordinary lady in the world," but
Ihe wife gien me a choog jist as I wis
fumblin' in my pocket for the bawbees. "Come on, yae sully auld be-
gar." she says; " yae can see plenty
o' they kin' oot on the street the day."
I'll bet yae the showmen had a harvest on Monday.
Yours through the heather,
tmm. SATL'RDAY. MAY 30, 1914
Gore Ave.
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Week of June 1
Matinees Wed. and Sat.
The sensational spectacular success dramatized by Jamei  Bernard
Pagan from Robert Htehen'i famoui novel of the- lame title
Prices 25c and 50c
Matinees 25c Any Seat
18th and Main Street
The  (4th)  Reel of "Our Mutual  Girl".    Getting more popular each
H.   H.   DEAN,  Proprietor
"THE LIFE OF KATHLYN," Series No. 8, will be continued on
Thursday, June 11
Empress Theatre
The production which .Messrs. Lawrence & Sandusky will make next
week ol "Bella Donna," Jami ��� Bernard Fagan's adaption ol Robert
Hichen - i ovei of the same name, ��ill
be a mosl elaborate one.
li will be 'em- ol the novelties e.f
Mi-s Nance O'Neil'i engagement and
everyone will with te, s,-c- thii wonderful actress in the r..U- of Mr-,
( bi pstow Judging from ber superb
work in "Magda" and "The Lily"���
work oi which all Vancouver is talking��� this remarkable characterization ihould be another triumph fe.r
"Bella li-.una" wai first produced
ni London bj Sir George Alexander
and Mi- Patrick Campbell, both the
author and the adapter, by the way
ar> Englishmen, where ii was enormously successful, playing to crowded houiei for considerably 'ever a
year, It wai then transferred te. this
side and Nazimova repeated its suc-
ceu at the Empire Theatre in New
Two of Mr. Hichen'i novels have
now been transferred to the itage
"The Garden of Allah" has been very
successful, but more as .-, magnificent
spectacle., while Bella Donna, in addition 1 . being a spectacle makes also
a   superb   acting   play.
"Bella Donna" is unquestionably
one of the meist widely read novels
eef the decade-. The- adaption by Mr.
Pagan is -aiel to follow Mr. Hichen'a
story quite closeljl as t., pint, but it
has been necessary for dramatic sequence t.i transpose certain of the
-cciu-s, tllQUgh nearly all the characters of the book are retained in the
anel have made it parti) an elab
mirre.r   illiisie.u.
Latest  society  anel  novelty dances
I will bi executed by the- Gardiner . ri...:
[which is composed 'ei two young la-
elies and a mere- man.    Their -kn  i-
-.���iie!  le.  be   very  attractive
Paul  Gorden,  the  wire  wonder,  is
a young anel clever Englishman m
proficiency  on the  tight    anel    slack'
wire bai made him notable.   Hi- feati
���   -.ire llle ly     elllil   elh     ;,n.|    unu-'.lal
A fine looking young woman,
a toprano voice ihould make a iplen-
:did combination. Ilyr.b- Fri ��l Gro
well, though comparatively new to
tin- vaudeville stage will contribute
several  catchy  numbers.
Globe Thsatre
Can yeeu imagine yourself being
eene million dollars by an uncle, and
before yn have time tee count the
million another uncle bequeaths ye.u
seven millions on condition that you
spend  the  lirst  million  within a  year.
I do not squander the million, ami yet
possess nothing of value at the end
nf the year? This is precisely what
happens   to   "Monty"   Brewster,   the
i here, of tlie five-part motion picture
drama, "Brewster's Million," based on
the famous novel and play ..i the same
"Brewster's Millions," in it- photoplay feerm. is the product of the Jesse
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"Bella Donna" is in four acts, every
one of which will be a remarkable
specimen of stage craft. Act one is
placed in tlie consultation room of
Dr. Meyer Osaacson, a noted specialist in' London. The second act
sheews the drawing-mom of tbe villa
And.md. near l.uxoii, in Egypt. The
third act is on lhe deck of the dah-
beeyah Loulia on the Nile itself, and
the fourth and last in the gardens oi
the villa. The three Egyptian acts
especially, will be marvelously atme>s-
pheric and scenery, lighting, and costuming all contribute to make "Bella
Donna" an unusual production.
*Tlic"casi will lie the finest possible
to procure. Miss O'N'cil as Mrs.
Ohepstow. is -lire to create a veritable sensation, and add new laurels
to her crown. Mr. Del Lawrence
will have lhe rede of the husband and
all the favorites will have important
Ilis many friends in Vancuuver will
be pleased' tn welcome Mr. V. T.
Henderson again nn thc Empress
stage���he will make his lirst appearance with the Lawrence Company
next week, assuming the very important role of Baroudi, the Egyptian.
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Orpheum Theatre
A   very   funny    travesty    entitled
"Wrong freim the start" is to be presented at the Orpheum Theatre next
week, 1 his will he tlle headliner for
the week. It is from the old-fashioned thriller written hy Everett Shim,
author nf "More Sinned rt gain St than
Usual." All the old melodrama char-
actors will appear and critics say it
is much funnier than its predecessor. |
The cast is also praised.
Julius Tanner is a veritable chat-
terbnx. He is said tn be one of the
must unique and clever mnnnlogists
on the stage. The things he says and
the way he says them arc entirely original.    His way  is  all  his  own.
Doris Wilson and company in
"Through the looking glass" take advantage of a similiarity of appearance,
the Wilson sisters being so much
alike that it is difficult to "tell which."
They have built their act around this
whose production of "The Squaw
Man" i.s considered lln- last word in
motion   pictures.
"Brewster's Millions" i- announced
fnr appearance here al lhe Globe
Theatre next week wilh Edward
Abies in tlle original nil, of "Monty"
Very few campers can h.enst of
never having encountered a spell nf
bad weather while under cam as, und
1 am not among the few. One autumn I lefl my office in the city and
went back tn the mountains alone for
a week's camping. The spot I chose
for my tent was on the slope of a
lofty, rugged ridge. Through the
boughs of the trees 1 cnuld see o\ er
a great belt of country, wilh mountains stretching away on either side,
and away in the distance lay lhe blue
Evening was coming on when 1 got
my little camp set in order. Storm
clouds had obscured the setting sun,
and soon the unbroken mass of clouds
seemed to hang over thc darkened
earth like a blanket. Then followed
three days of steady, peiuring rain. In
each gully and ravine along the mountain side, violent streams went foaming down their courses. The trees
dripped incessantly, and it was with
great difficulty that 1 kept the water
from invading my ten I. fortunately
I had laid in a good supply of dry
wond before tiie storm began, so I
was not  without a good  fire.
On the third day. while 1 was clearing up the remains of my litlle dinner and listening to the rain pouring
down, apparently harder than ever,
I was startled to hear a footstep outside, and then the flaps of my tent
were pulled aside and an old Indian,
wrapped in dripping blankets, silently entered and sealed himself before
my lire. 1 passed the time of day
with him, but he merely grunted in
respem.se, and spread his hand before
the  fire,  evidently  much  more  inter-
e-teel in the lire than in me. Then
a- he contipued to peer inte, the
flames in a moody silence, I went on
with my we.rk. When I hael finished,
I ial down opposite my strange visitor and. alter lilling my pipe-, han.le..
tiu pouch over to him. lie took the
tobacco, filled hi- pipe, and ttarted
ing with great satisfaction. Then
fe.r two h"Ur- lie -m^ked and I -.mik-
ed, ncillu-r ni u- -peaking a word e.r '
even changing positions, anel all tlu
while lhe rain continued t" |o.ur.
Finally, desiring a change, and be
ati ii ai Iii- game, I took out my
violin and - t;.rt< <i to play. Alter,
playing for a while-, I happened to
remember a tong I had heard sung
I.v a band - I wandering  Indians
.ral    year-    1 >< l"< .r. .   ami    I    played    il
through.    When   I   hael  finished,  the
Indian, who had listened to the last
erest,   suddenly
aroused  himself,  shook  "in  hi-  pipe
��� d  tinging an "hi legend fi
torj of ��hich I -hail
i'i   ie.  narrati urately  as
my in. mory v. ill permit.
"Many, mar.   su go, l.e fore
ccs were  born,  and
inn -I-.    i i\ e ; -    and    plaii -    we-re    lln
hunting ground awa)
el r the hill- in the west 1^-. - -! V
keta. lhe Sighing Pine Tree, the
I singer. Man;. - ings In- vni^
ei tiie great spirits, "i iln- winds, the
running water- anel iln- snows that
.'II the- i'e,rc-t-> in winter. lint one
.lay when away e.n the mountains hi
nni Kewakenna, The Blue Siar Flower, the fairest "i maidi ns.
"Xo   more   sang   Wahketa   of   the
we,',i!-    and    .-pints.      NnW      -Jllly      eif
Kewakenna. I'he Blue Star Flower,
eliel he -ing. All elay. wandering
through tin- forests, lu- tang his tongs
of Inve. and. at sunset, would e-linil.
the mountains to the wigwam fi Kewakenna ami woo ihe maiden with his'
Villus ami caresses, Then long would
i; seem tei the maiden before the coming nf another sunset, and slowly
would llie- great -un ni'Uiii! llu- sky
an.l Blowly fall behind lhe hill- again.
"lint there came a sunset when no
Kewakenna was waiting feer her ardent hevcr. Instead, all around were
signs of conflict and hasty flight. Then
the heart -'I Wahketa became a stone
within hin;. for the -un e.f hi- life hail
gnne out. Wildly hc sought fnr the
path of the invaders, and espied near
him nne of Kewakenna's arrows sticking in the ground and pointing t.> tin-
eastward. This was his e.nly clue,
feir so slyly had they enmc and geeiie.
that Ihe great eagle could neet have
left a fainter trail on the grass far
beneath it than did these cruel Warriors 'ef another tribe. Stretching nut
his arms towards the sinking sun, he
prayed t'i the great spirits nf his peo-
plc tn gtiiele his feet tn the dwellings
nf his hive's captors. Then, beating
his breast in silent agony, he plunged
inlee the dark forests and blindly
started his journey intn the land of
his   enemies,   far   to   tlle   cast.
"Then fnr many suns he searched.
Fierce Kabihnnnkka, tiie North Wind,
ruled over the rivers and lake- many
times, anil still he wandered, ever :
ahene and ever searching. At night j
he lay mi beds of pine needles, hearing lhe sighing of the winds in the
trees overhead, and the wail nf Kol-
kiikiihe., the owl. Then in their vi.-e-
he thought he heard the spirits mourning ai ihe loss nl their fair daughter,
Kewakenna. When tin- nn erning sun
iir-i touched the mountain t��� >i>~. he
weeuld again he silently treading the
leafy paths of the forest. The -epir-
rels chattering, mocked him; the s ift-
eveel deer, fearing no harm, gazed on
aim in pity; lhe little song birds tried
i - cheer hi- heart; Imt lie- heard only
the distant voice wailing iff her 1 est
Ioi er.
"Many  villages  heard   his   mourful
call   a:   nie.ii!.   and,   fearing,   thought
it   was   tin-   voice  e.i   a   -pirn;   but   no
welcoming response from Kewakenna
gladdened hi-  eat.    Many lonly wigwams .liel he enter am'  peer  into tin I
faces of tin- sleeping forms, iili they1
dreamed   that   tin-   Greal   Spirit   had
stooped  over  them  ami   sighed;  ami
strange stones wen- told of ihis wandering   spirit   which   visileel   thc   wig- j
warns  in  the lunirs eif sleep ami e-\er |
departed   sighing.
"Al la-t after many years nf wandering, he sees the great ocean shining in tie distance ami new hope Stirs
withitl his breast. Thc breezes whisper in his ear that his search is nearing
its end. As he sees the last rays . f
the sun sparkling een the ditant ocean,
he break- forth in hi- tirst glad -nng
since that -ad sunset many years befure. Again Ile renews Ilis '.eenely
march anil soon In hear- the great'
waves breaking nn the -Inere.
"Then, at night, when a tempest is
hurling the breakers high nver the
cliffs, he espies a small cluster of wigwams nestling nu the summit of a
lofty promontory, around whose base
the ocean roars. He mingles his cry
with the r.ear eef the waves, and then
to his ears ceimes the faint glad re-
speeiise. With joy he approaches the
seeund. and in the darkness, faintly
distinguishes the form of his long
lost Kewakenna. With unspoken welcome, he clasps her and turns to flee.
But an unseen bow twangs in the
darkness, and with a shudder, his belt eved Kewakenna sinks to thc ground
by Ilis side. Directed by an evil
spirit, thc cruel arrow has pierced
her through.
"Then with a sob of anguish. Kah-
keta raises her in his arms and leaps
from the cliff into thc darkness and
death far below. And now only the
moaning nf the tempest and tlle roaring of the sea is heard through the
blackness of thc night. But a protecting spirit receives them in its arms
and transforms the unhappy lovers
intn a tree and a flower, and ever
since that dark night, a tall pine tree
has reared its lofty form from the
cliff, and from the moss at its base,
a delicate blue star flower droops its
head The tree ever sighing, waves
its branches with mournful sound as
it reaches to clasp the drooping flower to its oreast. And when the cold
storms nf winter blow over the land,
then warmly does the little star
flnwer snuggle in its nest among thc
rnnts of Wahketa, the pine tree."
Having finished his song, my dusky
friend arose and departed as silently as he had come. I started to follow him but  when  I  got  outside, he
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Week of June  1
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Thone Seymour 3046
Three times daily, 2.45. 7.20 and 9.15
Week of June  I
Bothwell Browne's Tuneful Absurdity
Willi Nate Cole and Frank Davis as
chief  fun-maki-r-   and   a   galaxy  of
1. ii gay i'ln irut
The added  feature
land's  fai orite   ���     ledienne
Other   Rig  Attractions
Prices.  Matinees,  15c;  Night,  15 and
25c.   Box Seats. 50 cents
Continuous 1 to 11 p.m.
Commencing Monday and all week
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had already disappeared in the forest.
The rain had now ceased. The clouds
were being broken up and blown away
in large mountainous masses, all dark
and forbidding below, but with their
summits resplendent in a glory of
purple and crimson hues from the
setting sun; and tbe distant sea,
which for three days had lain dark
as by a fire  within its breast.
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SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1914
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"The   truth   at   all   times   firmly   Mauds
And  shall  from  age to age endure. __
F the Dominion  Parliament appointed  special tax
collectors to go out tomorrow and collect over $5
per head from every man, woman and child in Canada,
the money to be handed over to two men as a gift, what
j would be the state of mind of the Canadian people ?
Would  it  bc  unreasonable  to suppose  that  mass
meetings wi
let throughout the
Would it be unreasonable if the people demanded
that Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Hon. R. 1- Borden and
their respective hide-bound  fallowings in parliament
Borden introduced in the Commons on April 28, guaranteeing further bonds to the extent of $45,000,000.
If that legislation is passed by parliament, Sir William Mackenzie and Sir Donald Mann, knighted upon
the recommendation of Ottawa politicians, will have
received assistance from Canadian ratepayers in their
bc held in every city, town and ham-1 railway building amounting to $234#>3,576, plus the
length and breadth of the Do-1 value of 6,102,848 acren of land.
And this does not cover the extra millions cleaned
Up iii town sites when the millionaires sold the special
property, nr the endless other profits.
And remember also that Mackenzie. Mann & Com-
IN' THE BUILDING of the pipe line for the carrying of the Calgary oil across the mountains to Burrard Inlet, we mist the promoters will not use wooden
* *   9
THE BIG STRIKE at Calgary will have the effect
in many quarters of putting oil on the troubled waters
of finance.
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lb' SOME OF THE workmen in the various wards
who are out of work would quit their assaults on the
Municipal Hall and lay their grievances before Mr.
Carter-Cotton, said to be member of the legislature
for the riding in which Smith Vancouver is located,
they would be taking their troubles to the proper quarter.    It would take all the detectives on the  South
r-pu deliver a sermon is probably straying from the ,
1      editorial function.    Me that as it may, we will
here depart from the usual custom, and���we will find
our text this week in Psalm LSI | first verse:
"] i,i the hills do lift mine eyes
From whence doth cpme mine aid;
My safety dotneth from thc Lord
Who Heaven and earth hath made."
Thc Psalm in which these lines may he found is a
favored one with the Scottish Presbyterians, partlcu-
Sting to the old-time measure, the rendering of
resign their positions as public legislators and migrate Ip any. Ltd., received to December 31, 1913, from Mac-   Vancouver Police force to leu-ate Mr
to some country���say like Mexico? kenzie & Mann, of the C. X. R. for railway construe-1 That is the only draw-hack.
Would wc not expect to hear that the people had i tion, the amount of $223,-107,641.   Contracts were not
its epic stanzas probably caused the rough hewn raft
ers to reverberate at the first worship held in the first
pioneer church erected by Scottish hands in the Canadian wilderness more than one hundred years ago.
Xo man can estimate the part this Psalm may have
played in the up-building of the Dominion of Canada;
no man can estimate the good which will result to the
people of British Columbia if the sentiments contained in those lines can forthwith he impressed upon the
minds of every mother's son in this Province.
The ancient man who penned this text drew from
the hills his food supply as well as his inspiration. We
in British Columbia have been content to draw from
the hills inspiration only. Our food supply has been
drawn from far-flung New Zealand, the corn fields of
Kansas and the prairies of the Argentine Republic.
More than twenty million dollars did we send out
of the country last year for food products alone. An
agricultural commission appointed but recently by the
Provincial Government, after great deliberation and
the spending of much money in travel and investigation, has submitted to the Legislature a report, the
dominant idea of which must have appealed to father
Adam a few weeks after his expulsion from the Garden���an intensive tilling of the soil will tend materially to lessen the high cost of living.
"I to the hills do lift mine eyes," wrote the Psalmist. And what did he see out there on those hills? He
no doubt saw the shepherds with their flocks; he saw
the yellow fields of grain; he saw the orchards; he
saw herds of "the cattle upon a thousand hills."
From the Department of Agriculture at Ottawa a
ponderous blue-book has just been issued which tells
us the proportion of tillable land throughout the Dominion now under cultivation. Of the entire surface
of British Columbia, it is stated that one twentieth
is well suited for farming purposes, About one tenth
of this tillable land in liritish Columbia is at present
held for farming purposes. From this tenth there are
not sufficient food stuffs produced to sustain thc population of South Vancouver,
The Lord still stands prepared to aitl the people-of
British Columbia. He has loaned to us sufficient from
His stores to support within our Province a mighty
population. But we can expect from Providence protection only in proportion to the effort we ourselves
put forward with 'iur hands. In a land of plenty there
should be no problem of the unemployed, no starvation, no importing of food stuffs over tariff walls.
So long as the people of British Columbia arc prepared to allow the management of their affairs to rest
in the hands of prodigals, so long will husks figure
prominently on our dinner tables���so long will we lift
our eyes unto the hills and be reminded constantly
of the sentiments set forth in Psalm 151 (No. '>(> in
the Psalter).
anded themselves together to resist, by any means,
the lax collectors of the government?
Would it not be safe to predict that such a tax could
only be collected at the point of the bayonet?
Certainly not the soldiers of Canada.
Thev are too patriotic to undertake such a task?
Ilis such a tax been collected?
J ly whom ?
The government of Canada.
No; indirectly.
On every suit of clothes, on every pair of socks, on
every shirt, on food supplies, on flour, on farm implements, on everything that keeps body and soul together, and every implement used in the tillage of the
soil, taxes amounting to $41,977,741 have been collected from the Canadian people and handed over to two
men. Possibly, lands have heen sold and legal documents taxed as well to make up the amount, but all
the money has come out of the public exchequers, and
it has been checked out to two individuals.
Let us look at the official records. Here arc the
amounts paid out in cash and vouched for by Dominion provincial auditors:
From the Dominion   $32,048,244
From Quebec        3,-tt62,946
From Nova Scotia      3,899,605
From  Manitoba        641,575
From Ontario      1,825,371
let in the usual way. Mackenzie & Mann simply did
the work. The Mackenzie & Mann comptroller says
the only profit they received was common stock in the
C. X. R. So there is no way of arriving at the profits.
Have the Canadian electors, and the aliens, and the
Indians, to say nothing of women and children, exorcised patience?
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l-'t )R THE EFFORTS being made by the South Vancouver School Trustees to beautify the grounds surrounding the schools throughout the district, the people of South Vancouver have every reason to he
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The people have submitted to politco-railway boss THE REEVE AND Council are to be congratulated
rule so long, that they have forgotten their preroga- upbn the stand being taken demanding the union label
Total   $41,977,741
In addition the Dominion has given away 4,102,848
acres and Ontario 2,000,000 acres of land to two individuals. The value of these lands, according to the
valuation of the two men, is over $60,000,000.
So the gifts really amount to over $12 per head from
every man, woman and child in Canada, including Indians and aliens.
Is this liberty?
Or is it robbery?
But the end is not yet. In addition to the above the
two men have received bond guarantees from the Dominion and thc several provinces amounting to $135,-
Does Canada or the provinces possess in their own
ame any property in return for the huge sums mentioned?
Absolutely nothing.
Manitoba's guarantees, under the Santa Claus rule
of Sir Rodmond, amount to about $25,000,000.
Then, in further, we have the legislation of Premier
tives. They take it for granted that vicious parti-an
government, encouraged and promoted by the influence and cash of railway and other favor seekers, is
a necessity.
The value of the attitude of Messrs. Bennett and
Nkkle is in showing the electors their privilege, their
right, and their duty.
To rectify wrong, to make a fresh start. Mr. Ben-
net, in his notable address in thc House of Commons
said :
"Then, you say, what do you offer in place of this
arrangement ? I answer at once; Instead of what is
here proposed, the stock of this company should be
vested in a trust company; second, these men should
be removed from their position of direction of an enterprise they have made insolvent; third, a statute
should be passed to enable the government to
advance money to pay the artisans, the contractors,
thc equipment, builders���the men whose money and
cause are in the enterprise, and to subrogate us to the
position they have against the men with whom they
''Then, T ask, that being done, that we sluiuld make
the fullest possible inquiry as to the condition of this
road. There is a difference of Opinion on that subject
The enterprise of these men may he surrounded with
a halo. They may hc the most slandered men in the
world; they are said to be poor men, who left their
native towns with little and are now worth millions;
and it may be that these millions came to them even
as the manna came from heaven. But it is necessary
that the people of this country should know and understand, for we are to put ourselves as four mortgagees
behind an enterprise of water-logged security and
watered stock. And we demand that we should know
what the end will be before we enter upon an undertaking so vast, a policy so hazardous."
But the instructed majority in parliament turned a
deal" ear. if the people of Canada arc prepared to
pay $12 per head to two men without much murmuring, will they not stand a great deal more? This is
the reasoning of the political bosses. Time may soon
reveal how much greater the burden will he.
on all municipal printing.
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���T'TURE WAS never brighter for Soulh Van-
present moment.      Two hundred
given employment on thc North
couver than at th
more men will be g:
Fraser. Harbor work.
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IF, AS 11. H. STEVENS says, having .Hindus for
next door neighbors is tlie juice of Empire, a whole
lot of South Vancouver people will be taking a definite-
stand against Imperial Federation.
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A SOL'TII VANCOUVER North of Irelander was
told the other day that Sir Edward Carson was a sort
of glorified Edward Gold.    It took the entire local police force to stop the fight.
The Highgraders' Corner
NEWS of the discovery of oil iu Alberta has been
the cause of considerable excitement throughout
Greater Vancouver during the past week. Old-timers
have got into the way of regarding all western oil "discoveries" with a trifle of suspicion and the more conservative Vancouver people are watching for developments before plunging into the stock market.
Private reports from the prairies and statements
published in the more reliable Calgary papers would
indicate that the new found gushers really gush. If
the oil fields are half as rich as the Vancouver newspapers claim, then the people of the Pacific Coast have
great cause for rejoicing.
Alberta oil will be shipped by way of Vancouver to
the four corners of the earth. If the find is really
great, then there will be big business for the railways
and big money for investors. Vancouver is bound to
profit greatly from development of the oil industry in
If the future bears out prophecies being made at the
present time, it will take one transcontinental railway
to serve the new found treasure fields.
ANCOUVER, the Metropolis of British Columbia, was the first city in Canada to exempt buildings and improvements on land from taxation. The
first step toward exemption was taken in 1905 when
the assessment on improvements was reduced to 50
per cent, of full value. This was followed in l'XXi by
an additional decrease of 2~i per cent., and iu 1910
entire exemption was brought about. The result, it
is claimed by Land Values, was magical. There was
an immediate leap forward in local prosperity, huge
buildings at once began to rise up where shacks had
stood, and the city grew in population by leaps and
bounds. Ten years ago it had a population of less than
27,000; today it exceeds 150,000. In 1901 the assessed value of land was less than $23,000,000; today it
exceeds $100,000,000. That the marvellous growth of
the city is entirely due to its taxing system is not claimed, but that it has stimulated and aided such growth
is generally admitted.
In Vancouver, as elsewhere, some criticism of the
principle of exempting buildings is heard because of
the claim that as buildings increase in size and number there is a corresponding increase in the cost of
police and fire protection and other public service, and
that it is unfair to require the land to bear this added
In :.,iswer, it is contended that buildings increase
the value of the land���the adjoining vacant lot as well
as the lot on which the building is erected���and that
therefore the added burden should justly fall on the
land. They point out that it is land, not buildings,
that increases in value in a growing city; that police
and fire protection and other public service are not
elements of value; that such service neither increases
nor decreases the cost of a building, and therefore in
justice should not be charged to the building.
Whatever merit there may be in either contention,
it is but fair to add that a large majority of the people
if Vancouver seem to he strong advocates and sup-
wrtcrs of the principle of exempting buildings and
improvements from taxation.���Winnipeg "Tribune."
IF TIIE SELLS FLOTO circus had hoisted fewer
American flags anil more British flags over the big
tent, they would have taken with them from Vancouver a good many more Canadian dollars.
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IF TIIE OIL STRIKES in the Calgary district continue the North Arm of the Fraser will be kept busy
for many years as a route for oil tankers leaving the
coast for the distant corners of the earth.
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THOL'Gl I IT WAS claimed that the municipality paid
$1,200 too much for the Seagraves fire fighting apparatus the equipment, since its installation has been
the means of saving property the value of which is
many times greater than the gross cost of both machines. Of course Chief Lester and his men are entitled to a little credit as well.
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IF PREMIER McBRIDE would pay less attention to
such subjects as thc establishment of a radium institute in Vancouver and apply himself more assiduously to the development of the plain, ordinary agriculture of the Province, we would all profit. Humanity
can struggle along without radium, but we must have
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IF A MAN discovered a hundred thousand acres of
good farm lands in Xorthern British Columbia, no one
would become very excited over the fact. Alberta
alone has produced from her wheat fields fifty times
the total wealth of the Klondyke.
The Sever-Never Mexico
San Francisco Bulletin
Ignorance is the mother of prejudice and prejudice
is a constant source of the-world's wars and enmities.
We have been ver)- ignorant, in this country, of the
rial Mexico, and the Mexicans, for all we know, have
been very ignorant of the real United States.
A few words from a scholarly book about Mexico,
published in 1907, show how absurdly superficial even
a student's knowledge of the country can he. The
hook i.s Percy F. Martin's "Mexico in the Twentieth
"Another superstition," wrote Mr. Martin, in l'��07r
"is that wilh lhe disappearance of General Diaz the
present conditions, of peace and prosperity must come
to an end. Tlu-re has seldom been perpetuated a more
complete and foundationless error. While it i.s perfectly true lhat thc new Mexico owes practically everything to the long sustained government of Porfirjo)
Diaz���ils regeneration as a nation, its rehabilitation
as a power among the countries of the earth and a
force henceforth to be reckoned with���so thoroughly
has this great statesman done his work, so well has he
laid the foundations, built up the walls, and roofed
over the whole structure, that the fabric stands today-
self-supporting and indestructible, a living and lasting monument to the man who built it to his strength,
his devotion and his intelligence."
This sentence is as mistaken as it is long. Its Mexico is a kind of never-never land. The Diaz it pictures never was on land or sea, the peace and prosperity it visualizes never reached thc common people, and
the rotting structure it praises went down at the first
clash of rebel arms.
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An Undodgable Question
N.  Y. World
Thg young artist who asked John D's New York
pastor whether, as a preacher of the world of God,
he thought that Jesus would uphold the oil king's attitude toward the Colorado strikers, of course asked
a leading question.
Hut it was a proper and pertinent question, and the
minister, by turning his hack and walking away, did
not dispose of it.
The ministry must face the problems of today witli
ethical counsel based on the teachings of Christianity
or suffer a collapse of credit. They cannot find a
refuge behind silence of generalities.
The Good Book is very plain in its assertion that
a man cannot serve God and Mammon. "Choose ye
this day whom ye will serve."
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A Poser for Weichel
Ottawa Citizen
Mr. Weichel, MP., who is fond of drawing comparisons between the progress and development of
tariff countries and that of free trade nations, might
take an evening off and explain how it is that the past
twelve years to the extent of 51 per cent, in Canada,
28 per cent, in the United States and 28 per cent, in
Germany, while in free trade Britain the increase has
only reached 15 per cent. SIX
SATURDAY. MAY 30. 1914
Successful Stewardship
The subject matter of the following sermon on "Successful Stewardship," preached by Rev. J. Willard   Litch   in   the   Ruth   Morton
Memorial   Church,  is  intimately connected with that of the Sun- ���
day School lessons of the last two Sundays .
Luke  16.  1-13
Stewardship is a sacred trust from
God. A steward is one who is entrusted with property for others or
funds to manage and use for another.
I'la- creator of lives and spirits is
a father to Iii- creatures, lie lias entrusted men and women with mental,
material and spiritual nitts to administer for the gnod rn' others. Te. misappropriate is Stn; tn take fe.r self
what i- meant for e'tliers is a violation of trust and a repudiation of
God. It is setting up llie ugly image
selfishness in his place of worship
and service. Covetousness is idol-
ilry anil llie lop root of sin. It spreads
its cancerous roots iu the vitals of in -
dividual and social life.
We are Stewards of material things.
"The earth is the Lord's and the
fulness thereof," and for those who
have it in temporary possession is a
trust fund lo be administered for the
good of all. Tbe great crime of cov-
etoufnesa is the selfish appropriation
eii God's sacred store meant for the
cbminon good of mankind. The non-
producing lands of the lords in view
of hungry people is an illustration.
That is why Lloyd George is so heartily hated and hounded by covetousness. In this new country, the grabbing of the home and food lands, the
huddling' of the people together on
narrow city lots in a land for far distances, the seizing of God's coal cellars and other stored up gifts for his
people whilst they often suffer are
other modern illustrations. So are
���corners on food, fuel, clothing and all
���selfish amassing of wealth. As McLaren has said "Property is not thefts,
but property selfishly administered
is theft. We are distributing agents
and we have a right to take a commission to support ourselves and families, but we have no right to do anything more."
Life with powers of mind, body and
spirit is an entrusted gift of stewardship.
Natural personal gifts are part of
God's common fund for the race. Inventive skill, organizing ability, business capacity, governing capability
and all talent arc the Father's gift to
individuals for serving his whole family. Educational advantages and
training of all kinds are not for personal aggrandisement but for the bettering of the masses. To selfishly appropriate those is to put one on a par
with laml grabbing and shop sweating.
That which we are capable of is an
asset of stewardship.
Capacity spells responsibility. Capability is latent ability. Selfish indolence to be our best and of the highest use for serving humanity puts one
in the class with the tramp who will
not work or the healthy pauper who
lives on the poor friend.
Knowledge of God is the forgivness
of sin.
"The gift of life from above and
Christ's power makes tis good stew-
arils of the manifold grace of God."
This lifts all stewardship for in Jesus
we see God himself living the human
life and exemplifying his own principle of stewardship,    lie "came not
to be ministered unto but to .minister
and give- ii- life." Hen- are both pattern and power for stewardship. Pattern for Ilis sacrificial life is before
u- in u- utter disregard of reputation
and recognition irenn others and yet
filled with wholesome helpfulness in
every ''ay act-: Power, because for
them who seek such a life, he lives a-
gain in ns tee reproduce it. This is
tin- ideal stewardship���all that we are
and are capable of shall be used in
I His Spirit for the serving of humanity.
! Faithful stewardship is the way to
Christ-like character.
Stewardship is meant for a blessing
to the steward. Faithful stewardship
is active mercy and "It is twice blessed, 1 bless him that gives and him
that takes." For it is not only God's
means of blessing others but it is bis
method of developing Chris! character in the steward.
Jesus classifies all we call ours as the
outward good and the inward good,
or, if you will, the material and the
He describes these in contrast as
the little and the great. Millions of
money is little compared with the
soul yearning capacity of the boy or
girl budding into manhood and womanhood. Spiritual satisfaction is
greater than the largest fortune can
yield. The Master also describes the
outward material good as the mammon of unrighteousness, because, in
many, it tends to unrighteousness by
its deception, delusive fascination. The
love of it for its own sake, whether we
have it or not is the root of all evil;
the craving or striving for it has deluded numerous westerners "whose
heaven erected faces'' of years ago
are stooped low over the muck rake
where lie strangled noble aspirations.
Again, Jesus describes this material
good as anotbers. Not only is it God's
and entrusted to me as a steward, but
it is not mine in another sense. There
is no contact but a gap between it
and me, because it is not a part of
myself as is mental or spiritual ability. It is another's because I did not
bring it into the world and I cannot
take it away. Whilst I control it it is
not yours, but it is not really mine because not being a part of my real self
I cannot keep it. We have all experienced that difficulty. The hold-up
man or hold-up conditions, such as
financial stringency, may take it. Like
the boy's partridges batched under
the domestic fowl, one day it found
wings and was gone. But even though
I grip presence here I must leave it
behind hereafter." Naked shall we go
again as we came, and shall take nothing for our labor, which we may carry
away in our hands." Eccl. 5. 15. But
I am a steward of it, whilst I am here,
and my faithfulness in its right use
shall help determine what I shall bc
hereafter. My stewardship of this
outward, material good is a large factor in my possession of the inward
spiritual good. My use of this which
is not really mine shall largely determine what shall be my own to keep
feir Christian character.
Illustration���Sailing under false colors.
There is said to be a king of a
tribe on the west coast of Africa who
has a mania for collecting British war
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Save time and expensive trips by taking
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Every Telephone from AGASSIZ on the
East, TACOMA on the South, PORT ALBERNI on the West, and COURTENAY on
the North is in connection with LONG DISTANCE.
If your service is not satisfactory
British Columbia Telephone
stroy mer death neb���This is God's
aim for tin- successful Christ-like
This church was dedicated on the
19th of October, 1913, and cost with
furnishings, $22,000. The auditorium
seats about 350 persons and with the
Sunday School room extension has a
capacity of 600. A handsome memorial window is-a tribute of regard to
Mr. and Mrs. Morton.
The B. C. Extension society of
Vancouver and vicinity purchased the
site of the church. On the last day
of March 1912, Rev. Mr. Litch took
charge of the work, the first services
being held in a tent. About this time
he secured from the late John Mor-
f n $12,000 towards a building fund,
and at his desire the church was
named after his wife, Mrs. Ruth Morton. Mr. Morton died two weeks
after bis donation and Mrs. Morton
added to the building fund $3,500. The
S. S. room, which was built first, was
used for worship until the main building was completed. When organized
on April 21, 1912 the church had 66
members. Now it has over 200. During the last year 100 members have
been added, twenty-eight of whom
came by baptism.
medals, and a London firm has a
standing order to supply his sable
majesty. This king owns a major-
general's tunic, on which are sewn,
both back and front, and from collar
to tails���medals and clasps from
Waterloo down to the present. This
garment the monarch proudly sports
on extra special state occasions.
What a false idea that king has of
greatness! But these medals are
worthless to him. They arc not his
because he did earn them. They have
a value and meaning to those who by
courage and service won them. There
is nothing in his life or character that
corresponds to them. So may it be
with material possessions, we may
parade them, mis-use them but never
own them.
We thus rob our lives of the most
precious treasures.
"Who  steals   my  purse   steals  trash;
'tis something, nothing.
'Twas   mine,   'tis   his   and   has   been
slave   to   thousands,
But he that filches from me my good
Robs me  of that which not enriches
And makes  me  poor indeed."
receive it because we yearn for it
and trust the living Jesus for it. 'Tis
true that this attitude of soul to him
in conversion and all through life is
the way to God and true service.
S. D. Gordon gave a good illustration of this in a mass meeting at Vancouver. A father and daughter were
intimately associated in conpanion-
ship. But one day in thc midst of
their afternoon fellowship, she excused herself, saying she had something
important to do. The next day she
did the same and for many days���two
months���until the father feared something had come between them. But
on his birthday she presented him
with a pair of. beautiful slippers. Hc
was pleased and said, "You did these
all yourself?" "Yes, every stitch I
worked with my own hand." "And
it took you two months?" "Who told
you, I wanted this for a surprise!"
"Oh, daughter, don't you know how
I have missed your presence for that
long time. Thank you dear for the
slippers, but I'd rather have your
company than them." No service
should separate us from God's presence or be apart from Him.
But it is equally true that no com-
Pastor   of   Ruth   Morton   Memorial
Rev. J. Williard Litch was born in
Bridgetown. N. S., and is a graduate
of Acadia University. He has held
pastorates in the following churches :
First Baptist. Calgary and Vancouver;
Broadway, Winnipeg; and spent two
years in evangelistic work in Western
Canada. He married Miss Edith
Stacy, of St. Thomas, Ontario.
Successful stewardship is achieved by
a clear understanding of the worth '
cf what we have and the prompt and
energetic use of it.
This is nerve and brain ci-nlre of]
thi* parable. The man used the short j
linn-  left  him  ill  closing up his stew- :
ship ti. preeviele- for lhe  future, until his master involuntarily exclaimed. '
The rascal, lhe shrewd scamp to turn]
the old 'kills elue na- into capital for |
himself.      It   i-,   the   clear   vision,   the
prompt  decisive and  the swift cxecll-1
tion thai Jestll illustrates for our imitation.
Get a clear vision of the assets of your
stewardship and what can be accomplished by mind and money, by
spirit and grace; get a clear vision
of the sphere of your special stewardship at home and abroad. Canada is no longer a narrow strip
along the American border.
The   best   wheat   I   ever   saw   was
grown a thousand miles north of the
International boundary line.   Blocked
railways, crammed elevators along
the transcontinental lines and at the
terminal and at Port William have
been the despair of the Western farmer. The government has come to
the rescue with the decision to build
storing elevators in the interior and
terminal ones at the Pacific Coast.
Yet remember out of the 288 million
acres of wheat lands in Canada but
one acre out of seven is yet under
cultivation. Think of the fast approaching day when thc coast cities
shall be gulden funnels through
which shall pour to the ports of the
world many times more wheat than
is now grown in all Canada. Don't
forget the 100 thousand square miles
of coal fields, the one and a half millions square miles of forests whose
annual income long ago has entered
the six figure column: Don't forget
the minerals in the heart of the mountains, nor the finny wealth in sea.
See the rush of 1200 immigrants every
day year before last, the 140 thousand Americans with 14 million dollars of capital. See the increase of
Canadian trade. Europe moved across
the Atlantic by the cutting of the
Panama Canal Sei that Liverpool will
then be as near by water as New
Yeerk now is. What will be the normal development of these resources.
There will be at least as great a popu-
lation on the Canadian soil as now on
the American side of the line. Winnipeg will be another Chicago, Calgary a Deliver. There will be a Spokane in the Interior. Prince Rupert
will be a Seattle. Victoria a Los Angeles and Greater Vancouver, including Westminster, a San Francisco and
a Portland rolled into one. But this
magnificent material greatness is what
Jesus calls little, the great is the kind
of  citizenship,   the   character  of  the
pee epic.
There is an unparalleled sphere of
stewardship that requires promp-
ness and energy in the use of all
the material, mental and spiritual
resources at our disposal.
Men may make their memories Immortal and blessed by erecting church
homes free eef debt in growing centres. As industrious insects build
themselves into the coral reefs so the
humblest life may build itself into the
Inundations of protection that shall
hold back the tides of wickedness
from the young. To meet these people in the new neighborhoods with a
vital gospel, to convert, conserve and
direct their energies into channels
eef usefulness and helpfulness is the
grandest Investment possible for entrusted gifts. These arc the days of
opportunity. Said a man pointing to
a corner lot valued at thousands in
Vancouver, I owned that but let il
go for a few hundreds and thought
I was doing well. He did not know
his opportunity Don't fail in prompt
investment of money and talent in
this crisis of the seed sowing and
foundation   laying.
Moreover we have a special message in our stewardship as a denomination. I do not fail to recognize
what labor organizations and brotherhoods are doing. I despise the
gold that may be washed from erroneous forms of socialism. Above all
I do not minimize what other Chiist-
ian churches arc doing, one has to be
a blind bigot if he does, but I feel a
special contribution to make to the
Canadian nationality. There is a cry
in the heart of the people for a light
which we have. The world is arousing from childhood, it is the youth
that  feels  the  dower  of  new  adoles-
��e iit powers within. There are craving- ami longings tbat ii has not
known before ami now seeking to interpret to itself. What means the
democratic spirit thai has put tlu-
British   Lordl   where   ihey can   do  ii"
harm?    'Tis  this    same    adolescent
spirit that gnaws ilu- awkward but
awakened Chinese youth. What inc.in
the brotherhoods, ihe dethroning of
the divine righl of kings and enthroning ol lhe- divine right- fi men. llu-
n-veelt against monopolies, special
privileges and plutocratic powers lhat
would crush the individual? What
means the spurning wilh the feet lite
accumulated debris of tradition, the
bold Investigating spirit falsely dubbed atheism, whose honest -corn of
assumption and tradition is the adolescent craving feir the God fact revealed in Jesus Christ. We have what
the world is seeking hut does not
kne.w its name. These things are but
tlle voicing of the old reepie-l of the
Greeks. "Sirs, we weiuld see Jesus."
Let us bc the wise parent eer guardian
that shall interpret to the adolescent
we.rlil its own wants and needs and
lead them to the source of supply in
Jesus Christ. Let us line up with
and foster this spirit wherever it is
found. Isolation is the burial of the
talent and the death of influence. The
needs and spirit of the times demand
a fresh statement eif the message and
a modern application of the principles found iu the Baptist Stewardship.
This does not mean the flaunting of
the flag eif a denomination. Many
Hebrew names were given because
of a meaning in the character or life
of the individual. So let it be with the
name Baptist, mit a Shibboleth, but
the revealing and making real to thc
world the principles for which it
stands���Liberty of conscience tei obey
the Lordship of Jesus in a personal
righteousness and a sacrificial service.
Hence the importance of churches
which shall be hothouses fur the germinating and transplanting of these
principles, churches that shall be incubators where brooding hive shall
bring out the possibilities within and
mother them into a strong and vigorous life. This is our sacred stewardship.
There is a method of making a com
posite picture of a congregation in
which the predominating facial features are united in one. In the result
you have the prominent or retreating
chin, the deep set or protruding eye,
the high or low brow. What shall bc
the composite result out of the Christ
characteristics found in our churches
and denominations. Each of us is a
factor that fashions the only Christ
that they can see in emr midst. There
he is as he desires to be seen in us.
Do you see him standing before us
in stalwart form���the broad brow and
high forehead, marred and furmwed
with strenuous tin night in solving the
problems of our stewardship; tlle sympathetic heart pierced with compassion by the needs of all the people;
the hand scarred with the obstacles
encountered but healed with conquest
achieved. For his scarred hand brings
a salvation that ages in service. The
big brawny hand holds in his strong
grip the stringing cords of enforcement of righls that drive out the polluters of his temple of humanity���be
thev wages sweated, liquor dealer or
white slaver. Yel a hand as tender
as a mother's as it touches the fevered
temples���fevered with sin's sorrows;
the strong band that reaches out and
grips the helpless and downtrodden
ami telepaths in the name of Jesus
Christ, rise up and walk. God help us
to realize this spirit of Jesus and
personalise this pressure of Christ in
a  sacrificial  stewardship.    Amen.
But poorer still are we, if we filch
the funds of our stewardship, lose not
I merely a name, the opinion of others,
but rob ourselves of what we might
have been by what we are in ourselves or character. Dives is an illustration, who with a good name
stumbled in selfishness over need at
his gate into Hades. The yawning
gulf between him and Abraham was
made by what he was not���absence
of a compassionate character. Can
I sing a song, play an instrument,
speak persuasively, organize successfully, buy wisely, work skilfully, the
world says commercialize it���what is
it worth to you in earth. But Jesus
says convert capacity and cash into
character. But we should never forget that right relationship to Jesus
Christ is the first essential of service
and real character building. It is
true that salvation  is a gift, that we
panionship with him will leave idle
hands in our laps, but will keep brain
and fingers busy in ministering unto
Him in the sick, hungry and prisoned
companionship with him means to
be with Him as he swiftly leads us
after the lost sheep and the more important service, still, of saving the
iambs from wandering sheep.
Conversion is a life received giving us a Christ trend, but it is equally
true that this life received must grow
by nourishment and exercise. This
is accomplished hy faithful stewardship, and likeness to Jesus, and the
realization of his character is dependent upon the use we make of the inward and outward possessions we control. We may unselfishly use them
and unconsciously weave into the
heart fibre of our life and the grey
matter of our soul the wealth which
thieves cannot steal, time cannot de-
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29th and FRASER STREET Phone Fairmont 1602 L SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1914
Greater Vancouver's Pageant Week
Indians in the Pageant
"Yes!" Writes Felix Penne to the "Chinook"���"I   am   Arranging   for
B. C. Indians to be well Represented on  Pageant  Day"
The history of the Siwash i.s ira-
dilion, as it is with all aborigines, The
early talis of the Norsemen, the Gaul,
the Celt, are mere matters of histeery,
perhaps distorted, but withal, history.
Tin- lower the 'eider of the race, the
lower it- mental capacities, the more
truth there is in lhe folk-lore tales .if
its past. The incidents eef their lives
which collectively become their history, are handed down fre>m father t'i
seen, from generation to generation,
plain ami unembellished. The Siwash,
a race to whom instinct is superior to
thought are perhaps the strongest example of a people whose history is
least faulty. What grandsire has told
to father is retold to son in a language whose vocabulary is so limited
as not to permit of changing of the
original subject matter. True, the
same deficiency of mental power
blot; out the distant past. Three
generations represent tbe era of their
histeery; beyond that the grandsirc's
memory closes; but as the incidents
which are lure chronicled are within
the memory of many natives living
at this time, and from whom they
were gathered and related without
variation it can be truly accepted as
authentic. It has been practically accepted as a historic fact that Vancouver first penetrated into Puget Sound
with his vessel the "Discoverer." Juan
de l'ttca preceded him on the straits,
but to Vancouver belongs the glory
of having first penetrated to the upper Sound and pointed out a way for
the sturdy pioneers that were to follow liim. The lirst vessel of which
the Indians, e.n the upper Seeitnil at
least, had any memory was certainly Vancouver s.
The Siwash of Puget Sound 'a general term applied to males ot all the
tribes I and the Indians of the entire
North Pacific coast, like every *halive
of every country possessing significant features of topography, flora, and
most of all climate, is bent to his
Surroundings. The Siwash is the
creature of the circumstances of climate in a very great degree, and he
could never escape it, never will, till
the last of his race is lost in oblivion.
His mode of life, lhe almost continual living in a squatting, cramping
pe.-ition in his canoe from generation to generation slieuvs in his brok-
cn. ungraceful proportions today, and
it cannot lie doubted but that in the
humid atmosphere of Puget Sound
and the abnreviated lerriteery in which
lu- has lived are to lie found the potent factors that have united to make
him what he is today.
Xo matter where llu- Siwash came
from, his pasl i�� so remote it will
never be known.
A favorite way some have, and a
plausible excuse'for saying anything
at nil. is to speculate em iln- Asiatic
origin of Ihe Indians of this pari of
America.     Captain   Maryatt   tries   to
.locate ilu- Shoshones, whom In- gives
very wide latitude and longitude e.n
I the Pacific ceen-t, among ruined cities
'and an extinct civilization and fauna,
in distant Tartary; the llydias are SS-
crided to Japan; the Kanacka resembles the Japanese, etc. As well assume the Siwash nf J'uiret Sound are
descendants of the Dakotaha eer ol
some of the tribes east nf the great
Father of Waters, because tlu- Thttnd-
erbird myth is traced freim east to
west with slight'ly varying antecedents and forms from one tribe to
another, The Indian origin is a
theme feir speculation only.
The Siwash is indubitably the result of hundreds of years residence
on feirest-fringed shores. He prob-
ably could not endure for a generation
j elsewhere. He is completely moulded to his surroundings and is more
nearly  able  to  resist  the  deleterious
! results   of  the     superior    civilization
than 99 out of KW of the tribes in the
broad interior  of the  American  con-1
linent.    In  thc  face  of the most ag-1
gressive development and civilization I
of   the   last   years,   robbed   of   every
favorite haunt for hunting and fishing, I
with  paddle  wheels  never ceasing to |
disturb the quiet waters of his ancient
rivers and bays where the salmon was
wont to sport, and with new population that had encroached upon every
foot   of   land   where   his   klootchnian
might   have   raised  a   little  patch  of
potatoes, as she did a score of years
ago, he has withstood it all and continues to hold on.   No one ever hears
of a  Siwash dying unless occasionally   on   the   reservations.     A   papoose
ilie-s once in a while during a change
freim  the  ordinary    modes    of    life
brought  about   by  annual   migration
to the hop fields.
The Siwash is the very reverse of
a Nomad. Hc is studious only in his
stolidity and inactivity. He never
travels, within thc meaning of the
weird, and there's probably not a dozen of the full-blooded Indians who
have been fifty miles from salt water.
It was not infrequent for the plains'
Indians beyond the great coast range
of mountains to descend to thc sea,
but that the Siwash should ascend
lo and beyond the summit of those
lofty   and   snow-clad   hills���never.
Out of his canoe he is a fish out of
water, a sleith away from his natural
surroundings. He is like a seal on
shore, a duck on dry land, ungainly
and   awkward,     lie   never,   probably,
| was brave, never quarrelsome in that
In- went out in search of war. Not infrequently he was the object of forays
bv his kinsmen from lhe lar north or
the east. Then he defended himself
and family as best he could and got
into the brush with all possible haste,
where he was as safe from pursuit as
if  in  a   citadel.
( Ine shorl war was a mere uprising
e.n   Puget   Sound   in   early   days,  and
'that instigated by natives livinj !>���
|yeeiiel the edge- .,i lln- Pugel Sound
I forest, ami all wa- nve-r Ever alter
I the Siwash was an indifferent, uncomplaining creature. He drew one or
two -linn annuities and government
aiel wa- practically withdrawn, ami
that, too, afi.r hi- heritage 'ef woods
anil unmanageable Indians, lie i-
Icontent in live on so bene, .i- there
i-  -pact   f'er  hi- inker canoe  i'e k'li'lc
��� ���ii tiie water ami open beach whereon he can  dwell.
The   appearance  of the   Indians  in
I the Pageant will not only be a pic-
Ituresque feature, bin be e.i interest i"
The Pageant Idea
Thi-. ih< first "Pageant of Vancouver" will be, naturally, in parts some;
what crude. As first attempts usually are. In years l.e come "lhe- pageant
idea" will be better carried out.
The "Pageant of Vancouver" evolved fre.ni a "masque," which inaugurated  a   campaign   against   the   unlove-
liness of modern city life, a campaign
still going em and in which "The City
i Beautiful   Association,"   "The    Civic
Centre. I'lie   I!.  C.   Society eef Art,"
|and the "Vanceeiiver Horticultural Association" and other organizations arc
|doing splendid service. This pageant
j will be more than a  spectacle, it  will
be a prophecy,
The time will come, for Vancouver, when the folk-songs eef mir forefathers shall ring* out blithely nn the
spring air. Tin- twinkling feet eif
I dancers on the grai-- -hail catch something eef tiie rhythm e.f Shakespeare's
Verse anel the music of lln- spheres.
"I'he Man wilh lhe I loe," will d
task, the daring builder of lowering
sky-scraper will teeil at llu ris'; eif
life, tlle writer will bend 'ever hi- desk,
the clerk  serve in the st'ere. but they
e'l Nations," a- arranged l�� Han ('.���"!-
I he    I'liu-r-   Band   will   give   idee
lieiii-    of   Seeileh   bagpipe   music   anil
there-  will  in   sword dances,  Scotch
Keel- ami e.ther national dances.
Tin Indian Band will appear ami
then will In- Indian dances anel f*ami -
for  which  |ni/ev  will be .effered.
Miss Sii-.niiie Sicklemore, a pupil
..I  Pavlowa, ��ho has just come from
England, will givi ne -"I" dai
eel   .i   most   interesting   character.
A troupe e.f Spanish dancers will
appear in  Spanish costumes.
Mr. (.'harks Thomson, the Shakespearian actor, dressed in complete
armour will give a scene "Before
Agincourt" supported by a body 'ef
troopers and an athletic scene will
be given uneler th.- direction of Mr.
Barney C...s>t-. wh.. will arrange I
line wrestling match. A grand tableau will be arranged under the direc-
ti.,n ..f Mr. Il.-ir.jli! Nelson. This will
Show "The Queen eef lhe Pageant"
supported by a number of symbolical
and allegorical figures ami this promises t" be a scene of greal beauty.
The back tiers of tin- platform will
Ibe filled by school children, all carrying flowers.
 :    aae   a	
, Reeve Kerr on the Recent Election,
the Pageant and Other Things
There was a very interesting meeting at the Collingwood Institute, the
object being to discuss Collingwood's
j share in the Pageant anil tee congratulate   Reeve   Kerr   on   his  recent   elec-
The Vancouver Pageant
Felix Penne Gives a Short Resume on   its   Aims   and   Objects���And
What Will be Seen
Mr. \V. II. Kent presided and there
was a very good attendance, Messrs.
James Fraser, Tibbitts. Appleton,
Pierce, School Trustee Morris ami
other well known S"inh Vancouver
men  being  presenl.
Councillor Rutledge attended ami
he gave an interesting sketch of his
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The   Bursill   Institute,   South  Vancouver, where the idea for the great
Pageant of Vancouver  was originated
Vancouver, the wonder of nations,
Tie   lie.ns keep guard at thy gale.
Behind thee a laml rich will, promise
For  ilu-  hands  of  thy  -.��� .11 -  lies  in
Take hold of thy duty wiih fervor,
Achieve  thy  greal    aims    with    a
Vancouver, the Gateway  erf  Empire!
Vancouver, the Queen of thc west!
"When I "ine- lake tlle humor of
a thing���I am like your tailor's needle
���1 go right through." So said "rare
lien Jonson."
eV        *       *
The committee who have taken the
Jiumeer tee have a "Grand Pageant  of
���Vancouver" in thi- cily may be trusted i.e emulate the learned old Elizabethan bricklayer in his thoroughness
It   may   be   -aid���without   offense���of
the  majority  of  the  "Ad  Men" that
I like   witty   lien   they   have  "but   little
i Latin and less Greek"���but they have
'a   vocabulary   which   even   the   autlner
of "Every Man in Ilis Humor" would
have envied, anil as  t., persistence!���
'well   there  is   not   a   business   man   in
the city who will not testify that they
: possess that!
Pageant of Vancouver
The subject would inspire a l>..<l\
| of men far le-s imaginative than tl
I who ban- taken the subject in hand.
Think of it���as a picture! See the
splendid picturesqueness of the ligures in the composition, ihe wealth
of color in the costumes and the glorious irce> ami snow-capped mountains a- a background!
The pageant-maker will be true tej
historical dala; he will, tee use a theatrical term, "preserve the unities"���
but he will, without anachronism see
that the stately figure? and beautiful
costumes of the days of Charles II..
ihe wonderful dresses of the early
Indians, the wealth of color introduced bv the Orientals, Ihi- "garb of "Id
Gaul" worn by tin- Highlanders, the
costumes ami banners of England.
Ireland and Wales, nay, eef people and
provinces nf all nations���represented
in ihis wonderful cosmopolitan e'ity���
shall "come intei the picture."
All this is arranged, ami llu- parade
on June 12 will be a perfect Kateid >-
scope e.f  ieirm  and color.
"The Pageant of Vancouver" will
deal wilh lhe past, the presenl ami
| l"Caii.-."   if   ymi   please,   Mr.   Printer,
the mind will be impressed througii
a pag-
will   met   we.rk   without   jeiy.   without
The discipline- eif lhe teuton, the
primitive vigor eif lhe Slav, the enterprise of lhe Scandinavian, the mystic
reverence of the Oriental will color
the gray sleady-work-a-day life eif the
Above all lhe variant imte-s nf this
Cosmopolitan City will be heard one
snig calling for a Higher Humanity,
for joy eif life, for an expression of
thai nature which make- Ihe whole
world kin.
This co-operation i"r romance, color, music, joy in lite, is tlle idea behind the pageant. There shall be
romance.  Color,  ioy  and  heepe  in   this
work-a-day world.   "If it be not now,
vet    it    will    come,"���the    workers
around   lhe  temple   can   wait.
ele        efc        e(e
The Pageant Entertainment
Tickets are een sale fe.r the greal
entertainment at the Horse Show
Building, on the evening of June 11.
in connection with the "Pageant of
These tickets will be on sale at the
music store nf Missis. Mason &
Rich. Seats can also be reserved al
the Pageant office, ceerner Pender and
Cambie Streets, over Edgctts e-lel
I store. Reservations can also be made
at the Pageant Office on Hastings
Street and at the Linguistic pus- on
I Richards Streel. A large demand for
tickets is anticipated, so application
should be made at once.
Thc entertainment will include singing by the Western Triple Cheeir uneler Mr. George Tagearl. This choir
will be augmented by the Collingwood
Choral Society and other societies.
There will be altogether eene hundred
The ode, "Floreat Vancouver," an
original composition, weirds by Felix
Penne. music by Dr. Crowther, will
be produced for thc first time. This
promises to be quite a musical event
in Vancouver.
The Cheeir will also sing the
"Storm." "Macgregors" Gathering"
anil either pieces. The.-e will he \ cry
picturesque from a musical standpoint.
The Seaforth Highlanders' Band
will appear and play a fine selection
of music including "Reminiscences of
work since he had represented Ward
Mr. \V. II. Kent s;ii,l he- felt it an
honor to welcome- Reeve Kerr to Collingwood. It was met pleasant to condemn the fallen bul il was legitimate
tei congratulate the Municipality on
the election of a gentleman whose
name commanded respect.
Councillor Rutledge, M.>-rs Appli
ton,  Pierce. Tibbitts anil others  followed,,  expressing satisfaction at  ilu
election   eif   Reeve   Kerr.
lu ilu course of an interesting ami
frequently applauded address, Reive
I Kerr saiel he regarded the result ol
'the recent election a- a proof e.f the
i fact thai Seeuth Vancouver pul that
which was "righl'' over that which
wa- unly picturesque ami attractive,
ami the performance of Ex-councillor Gobi was more in llu- nature eet'
a vaudeville "-nun" than of serious
municipal legislation. He, (Reeve
Kerr) was glad I" get back into harness at the Municipal Hall, glad because be found there an opportunity
to do some good for lhe municipalitv,
whose welfare Ik- had at heart. It
was idle tn ignore the fact thai money and wnrk were both scarce, but
Smith Vancouver was imt the only
place in a parlous condition, in fact
Souih Vancouver was better nti than
many other places he had visited. He-
hail interview eei llu bankers ami he
thought there was im need feer "-care"
resolutions abemt stopping all work.
He- wa- glad to see that Collingwood
bad come forward with characteristic
public spirit to lake par: in llie men
"Vancouver Pageant." It wa- right
in el... Sn it w niihl lu- righl for the
Snuth Vancouver Board and the Municipality trade i" come in. feer there
was no need 1" take a pessimistic
view eif things and say Vancouver
cnuld not affeird a day's relaxation, a
.'lav's   holiday  of a   festal  character.
Soulh Vancouver needed much,
above all it needed tbe civic spirit
which prompted men to work together fnr the common good and he was
glad tn lind in Councillor Rutledge.
.if Ward One. a man it was a pleasure to work with. In conclusion
Reeve Kerr gave a most interesting
review of the events at the Municipal
Hall and sketched the policy which in
his opinion should bc adopted feir thc
future  development
the eye���that i- the effect of
I cant).
I    We have  the  history i" draw  upon.
Although  it   has  been  but   a    small
-pan nf time -nice tiie hard]   sailors
who  found  themselves  on  our
coulel   say :
"We   ar." ;he   first ���
Who ever burst iii these silent seas."
Rapid History
W'e have been rolling up history
very rapidly, A virgin forest, a hunter's paradise. ;i -mail settlement oi
fireswept streets, a phoenix ri-ing
frmn ii- ashes, a busy, opulent city,
where the hum of voices ami M
wheel-, ihe rhythm "f hammers building i iwering "skyscrapers" is incre .--
ing, A yreiet seaport whose leviathan
argosies from all ceerner- ,,i the world
scramble for dock room. Oh! yes!
W'e have history and all maele in
ain .ut a quarter "f a century! So
much fnr the past, ami whal nf the
present!- in ilu- observing eye the
-treet. nf Vancouver are a Pageant
"Come���the four corners of the
world," we cry���anel so all nationalities are represented iu '.ur thoroughfares, every foot of which i- an ever-
changing kaleidi scope. "I love to sit
in a crowded street anil -ee tlie fnlk
go by." -an;; a poet whe, grasped the
fact that moving humanity is a panorama full e,i pathos, humor, color
ami interest. 'Every day Vancouver"
will be Worth "featuring" in a pageant,
for iln- strangers within our gate-.
Ami the future���what nf that? There
the pageant master must humbly learn
a lesson from such visionaries as William Blake, whose poetic eye. in a
"fine frenzy rolling," -aw. a hundred
year- ag". something of the destiny
eef this great continent. William Morris, Inn, can give us .1 hint as in how,
in a pageant, the athletic forms of mir
young men, tlu buoyant grace of our
women, the incomparable beauty ol
Vancouver children, can In- utilize!
tn typify a time when busy industries
-hall give healthy employment ami
comfort i" our population; when mir
environments shall appeal tn -i sense
il taste, and physical perfection and
beauty shall nm be the exception, but
ih.- rule.
The Pageant of Vancouver, i- being carried out in a way that will
make il a history���a picture-, a poem,
a sermon, an inspiration, ll will mi,I.e
imt only mir patriotic citizens, but
our visitm-s think of Vancouver as
Byron thought of Athens when lie
wrote :
"Wh" that beheld that Sun upon thee
Fair  Athens   can   thim   evening
Mot in- whose heart, nor time, nor
distance  frees,
Spell-bound    within    the    clustering
cycladi s."
Willing to Teach  Him
Judge���line-.-   eliel   vmi   extract   '
man's  watch   from   his   pocket   whi
;   was provided  wiih  a  safety  chain?
Prisoner���Well, judge.  that's a   secret, but   I  am  willing to  teach  il
you  for $10.��� Exchai 8
The Collingwood Tailor
Joyce Rd.       Repairs, Pressing, etc.
Hughes Bros' Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We carry everything in Wines, Liquors and Cigars
No order iuo small, and none too large  for this popular Liquor Store
Me,re open
il 11 p
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
Leaving our Store every Thursday and Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Price I.1-1 mailed free on application
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route t^ the���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass Agent, Vancouver.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H.   G.   Smith.   C. P. 4 T. A.
Phone :   Say.    134
C.  E. Jenney,  G. A. P. D.
S27  Granville  Street :ight
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1914
Ladies' Hats and Millinery
You can save many dollars and get just what you want at the SLAUGHTER SALE, which
STARTS at this Store on SATURDAY, MAY 30, at 10 a.m. sharp
Ladies' snarl hand-made Hats of High-grade material,
crown encircled by band of plaited satin messeline,
close fitting, mushroom fancy brim, rolled up at edge
and held in place at left side by towering, fancy
Numidic effect. Style direct fiom C* A t\\f\
New York     tP'fwU
Charming and becoming hand-made new tango style
Hat, made up tastefully, pinned wilh roses, and
foliage to match; price $20. tfJT   AC
There  are many  other   Hats   for   sale  at
you get to sale early
RFMEMBER-- SALE STARTS at 10 am- 8harp-on Saturday, may 30
791? Granville Street
(Near the Orpheum)
Mr. J. J. Wriglu reiurned on Thursday freim Qpalicum Beach, which, unless all signs fail, bids fair to he lhe
Atlantic City of Western Canada.
This beautiful summer reseirt on the
cast eeiast of Vanceeiiver Island, aboul
30 miles from Nanaimo, Mr. Wright
reports, is one of British Columbia's
beauty spots, where Nature's various
fascinating attractions, as-isted by
money's powerful aid and art,' have
combined to make not only a resort
i.r thote in search of pleasure and
recreation, but prcs?nts splendid op-
portunities feer the home seeker ll
possesses ,i wonderful beach which
fe.r miles shows ;i stretch e.f sparkling while sand, a climate that is unsurpassed claiming an average of 275
mnshiney days per annum, soil that
is I'm ipialled for small fruits and
vegetables, and for the poultry farmer a location that spells sure and certain success. Tin re is regular train
service between Nanaimo and Quali-
cuin  Beach, and by July 1st it is said
the line will be completed to Comox,
45 miles further north. They boast
of school, post office, two stores, butcher and baker, a $3,1100 railroad sta-
��� ie in and a $75,000 modern hotel, while
130 acres adjoining the beach have
| been cleared and laid OHt as a splendid golf links. Known to only a few
a year ago, Qu.-ilicum Beach has now
many handsome houses, and many
hundred permanent settlers, all busily
clearing and improving lhe land, and
the prediction is that not only as a
popular summer risort will it soon be
famous, but as an all-the-year-round
li.mu- spot, where
"The  green   earth   sends   her  incense
up from many a mountain  shine,
From folded leaf and dewy cup, she
pours  her  sacred  wine."
South Vancouver and the Pageant
Representatives from the Council
and Board of Trade have been holding meetings this week to plan for a
big representation of South Vancouver in the Pageant of June 12. Committees have been appointed as follows : Councillor Rutledge and C.
Bruce, transportation; C. M, Whelpton and Councillor Rowlings, banners; Councillor Twiddy and J. C.
Wright, autos; Councillor Stevens
and W. J. Prowse. decorations.
Mr. Prowse. who is enthusiastic in
the cause, told the "Chinook" that
South Vance uver would be well represented and tiie pageant will prove
a good advertisement. The moving
picture film which will be prepared,
and the views nf llie points of interest in the municipalities and of thc
pageant will be combined in a book,
will all assist in bringing them before
the eyes of the public. The pennants
of South Vancouver will have engraved on them views of the Fraser
with its fishing boats.
Although the details of the display
are not yet prepared it seems certain
that these committees have great
plans up Iheir sleeves which they will
have ready for the readers of tlle
"Chinook" next week.
Main Street Improvement Association
The Social Democratic Party are
holding a meeting mi Saturday night
in Fraser Hall. 48th Avenue and
Fraser. This meeting will be addressed by J. Place, M.P.P.. for Nanaimo,
and by J. S, Robertson, provincial organizer of the party. It is expected
that Mr. Place's subject will be "Why
We are Sent to Jail."
Mrs. Christie. 28th Avenue, entertained the ladies of lhe church on
Tuesday evening, May 26. Those who
contributed to the evening's enjoyment were : the Misses Hinde, Miss
B. Robertson, Miss A. Robertson,
Miss Christie, Miss Ella Johnson,
Mrs. Michie, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs.
Grant,   Mrs.   Rowan,   Mrs.  Caldwell.
Mis., Eva and Mabel Kay were entertained Wednesday evening at a
surprise party given in their honor
by the choir of St. Augustin Catholic Church, Kitsilano, of which they
have been members feir three years.
About 15 guesls wcre present. The
Misses Kay were presented with a
handsome gold rosary apiece in appreciation of their work in the choir.
Miss Eva has recently become the
organist of thc new South Vancouver Church, St. Andrew', on 49th
The Sunday topics taken at the services of the Presbyterian Church on
Sunday will be. in the morning, "Ho-
siah," and in the evening, "Jacob."
with several splendid songs, and with
one of the visitors took part in a stirring duet. ' Mr. and Mrs. Gould were
present and charmed the Liberals
with  piano  and  vocal  selections.
Be it said, further, that Mr. Robert
McBride, ge.eid Tory and cousin of
Sir Richard, was present tee h��ar
"Honest John" and apparently enjoyed thc speech of the evening immense-
How  state  insurance   for  working-
men, an important  plank in the Liberal  platform,  had  worked  In  Washington   state,  and   what    conclusions
had   been   arrived   at   on   thc  subject
by  Sir  William   Meredith, appointed
a  commissioner  by  the  Ontario  governmenl. were deall  with by Mr. I )li- I
ver.    In  Washington, with legislation
very   crudely   devised,   in   premiums j
there  had  been  taken  iu  during cigh-1
teen months nearly two million <!<>!-;
lars. over 90 per cent,  of which  had
licen   returned,  without  litigation,  to I
workingmen.    The  record  of private
accident  insurance  in   llle  same  state
showed approximately $4,noo,ooo paid
in   for   premiums,  and   about  48  per
cent,   after   litigation   costs,   returned
to  workingmen.    With private insurance,  mily   nine  ill  eleven  cases  was,
the workman going lo court success- j
The Washington act was not with-
ntit defects. The basis of compensation was $20 a month, obviously
inadequate. After investigating tiie
question feir three years, the speaker
slated, lie reached the conclusion
that 60 per cent, of a man's earning
power should be his compensation.
Later examining the report of Sir
William Meredith, he found the latter had suggested 55 per cent, as the
most equitable. Mr. Oliver did neit
favor' too narrow restriction of the
classes of labor to benefit from state
Thc statement of Sir Richard Mc-
llride in a newspaper interview this
week that conditions in British Columbia were much better at present
than they would have been had the
government's policy been different,
was disproved hy the speaker. Sir
Richard had told of eighty million
dollars being spent on the Pacific
Great Eastern, and of the assistance
this  was to the country.
"In a few months." Mr. Oliver said,
"the Grand Trunk Pacific, the Canadian Northern and the Kettle Valley,
will be completed, and tremendous
expenditure in construction work will
stop. What is going to improve conditions then? Are conditions going
to be better or worse? Sir Richard's
argument was a double-barrelled one."
he said. "If our present measure of
prosperity was due to expenditure on
Main Street Improvement Association on Tuesday evening delegated
Messrs. Robson, Clough, Prowse, Hal-
berg and Bruce to urge upon the
council the necessity of going on with
the pavement this year as far as River
Road if it was possible to finance it.
It was urged that if the pavement was
not completed this year Main Street
would have been subjected to two
years disadvantage because the road
would have been torn up and unfit
for traffic  during that period.
It was annpunced that the Dominion Government had promised $10,000
to build two docks, one in Point Grey
antl the other in South Vancouver if
municipalities would grant sites. The
committee Who approached the coun-j
cil about the pavement will also lake
up the mat Icr of a dock site at thc
I ml  of  Main  Street.
The association endorsed the petition to the Minister of Militia for the
removal of the rifle range from Lulu
Island as il was considered that this
was unsafe lor all travellers in the
Members of the- sewerage committee will ask the council to go ahead
with the mink sewer e.n ihe Southern slope.
A quiet wedding took place on
Tuesday evening at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
llailes. 56 17th Avenue Wesl, when
iheir daughter, Miss Ann Bailer, was
married to Mr. Sidney Sinclair Nichols,
Soulh Vancouver, by Rev. Mr. Robertson. Mr, .1. A. Jnssy and Miss S.
P. Me.rningstar were the attendants.
A number oi intimate friends were
present Immediately alter the ceremony  supper  was  served.
Sam Atkinson to Lecture at Collingwood
Wood for Summer Use
���A Quick, Hot Fire
Ask for Planer Ends, $3.00 per load
-3612 VICTORIA DRIVE, Cor. 20th Ave.
Mr. Sum Atkinson, the popular lecturer and writer on economic and
.social problems, whose Sunday evening lectures have been taxing the
capacity of one of Vancouver's largest
motion-picture houses for some
months past, will deliver his first
lecture lo a Snuth Vancouver audience next Tuesday evening, June 2,
at the Bursill Library, East Collingwood.
The subject of the lecture, by special request, will be "The Mexican
Revolution," and the statements made
liy Mr. Atkinson on the causes, progress, and probable effects of the up-
risiner in the Southern republic will
be substantiated by a prominent Mexican journalist and revolutionist who
will also sneak at the close of the address. Questions on the above sub- \
iject are cordially invited, and will bei
j courteously dealt with. Music will
form part of the evening's program,
with vocal solos by Mr. Pred L. Jef-1
| fery. tenor. The charge for aclmis
sion  will  be  ten   cents.
The third prize, $2.(KI, went to Miss
Mildred Watklns, of 1117" Seville.ur
street and but feir a small omission in
one   picture would   have been a close
contender for second prize.
The fourth, fifth and sixth prizes
��� if $1,110 each, wenl respectively lo
Eva Sedgwick, 2820 Sophia Street, Cecil Wade Alpen, 1550 Seventh Avenue
\Vi>t and Eva Edmunds, South Vancouver, all of whose efforts were very
meritotis and deserve congratulations,
��� a,  ���  ���	
Victoria Heights
The annual picnic of the young
people nf lhe Christian Endeavor of
the Presbyterian Church was held in
North Vancouver on the 25th. An
excellent day was spent with baseball games and other sports.
Phone :   Fraser 41
Phone: Highland 226
South Vancouver school children
forge to the front as prize-winners of
the first week in the School Children's
competition of "The Province" Made-
in-British-Columbia  color  contest.
The winner of the first prize, $5.00,
was Miss Romolo Ward of 431 51st
Avenue ,-.ast, a pupil of the MeKenzie School. Miss Ward is 12 years of
age and her work is done with a neatness and skill which stamps her as a
model in these characteristics.
Thc second prize, $3.00, was captured by Miss Lilas Brown, of 2148
Blenheim Road. Miss Brown attends
the General Gordon School, and produced work of such faithfulness to
color and detail as to well entitle her
to second prize.
John  Oliver,  the  Farmer  Statesman
 (Continued from Page 1
den upon by these high-handed pirates.
Mr. A. E. Chamberlain referred eloquently to thc land administration of
the McBride Government. The settler, he declared was forced to seek
land back in the wilderness, while the
speculators and the party friends got
the lands near at hand, the pick and
choice of the productive area of the
province. A tragedy that occurred in
this connection had affected the speaker personally. A brother, in endeavoring to reach his homestead in the
Fort George district, far beyond waggon roads and trails had lost his life.
Mr. Chamberlain, however, declared
that the onus for tbe unspeakable conditions at present obtaining in British Columbia rested upon the people
who were content to allow themselves
to be tricked and deceived by the
prodigals who formed the administration at Victoria.
Mr.  Minthen favored the gathering
railroad construction, it was obvious
what conditions would bc when railroad expenditure stopped."
Recounting a trip in Northern British Colombia some months ago, Mr.
Oliver declared that ill live hundred
miles journey inland from Prince Rupert he had not seen one mile nf decent wage nt road and not one hundred
seres eef land under cultivation. For
llu- Grand Trunk Pacific, when it
opened in tiie near future, he said
there was not one hundred tons of
traffic, of British Columbia production, in sight. The provincial government was responsible for this. Had
it been true to ils trust a real laml
settlement policy would have been
pursued to bring the area along the
G. T. P. into production. As it was,
practically all this land was in the
hands of speculators.
"I went back into the country from
a little town called Terrace," he told,
'and I found a settler clearing some
land of cottonwoods, blasting out the
Stumps, trying to get it into shape to
return him a living. That land, bought
of speculators, had cost him $100 to
$150 an acre. In investigating he
found that it had been sold five years
ago to a Seattle speculator for $1 an
The speaker said he had cleared
bush land in Ontario, had reclaimed
land from the sea in British Columbia, arid had farmed most of his life,
but he had to confess he couldn't,
with all his experience, earn a living
under the conditions confronting the
settler near Terrace he had mentioned.
Mr. Oliver said the Liberal party-
had a panacea for the speculation
which had tied up from production
millions of acres in the province. It
was to make it unprofitable for a person to withhold land from use, and
that could be done through a wild
land tax.
4131 MAIN ST.
Anderson Market
The Family Butcher at
ihe Sanitary Shop
Specials for Saturday
Local Mutton, legs and loins,
per lb 18c
Swift's Silver Leaf Lard, 3lb
pail  40c
Local   Eggs,   per   doz 30c
If you want to save money
buy at the ANDERSON
Tel. Fair 1634
Hamilton Bros.
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Office Phone:   FRASER 19
Residence Phone:    FRASER 25
(Day or night)
Can supply your needs  at right
(Right at Station)
Thc lawn sprinkling rate is now
collectable and any person found
using water for this purpose and not
having paid said rate will be dealt with
according to the Water Works Bylaw.
Water Works Engineer.
The Knox Church, Collingwood,
will form the theme of the
"Chinook's Church page next
Representative of Publishers
(Continued fremi Page 1
horizon, on the look out for cheap
publicity of their enterprises���if such
Sentry exist in the west���that they
kindly direct their attentions elsewhere, as the work can lind no space
lor the exploitation of their outfits.
Air. Lewis is to be f.iunei at 510
l'ender   Street.
Silent and Still.  Red Sentinels
(Continued from Page 1
murderous, stealthy, greedy phenomenon that men call fire will be reduced to a minimum���and with it will
be reduced the fire insurance rates
of the residents and business men
of a municipality which even today
is fighting its way back to a foremost
place among the municipalities of the


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