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Vol. I. No. 24
Price 5 Cents
Westminster Road Paving
Tenders Are Considered
Decision Laid Over Until a Later Date���Grading of Rupert
Street to Start at Once
:: Plebiscite on Annexation Terms ::
Vote Will Likely be Taken at End of Year
Scene of Old Country Tangle
Shifted to South Vancouver
Tenders for the paving of Westmin.
5ter Road were considered at a meet
ing of thc Council of South Vancouver
e.ii Monday afternoon. The paving of
Westminster Road within thc borders
of South Vancouver will involve the
expenditure of approximately a quarter-million dollars. The Council went
into committee on the question of
tenders, and at the conclusion of a
two hours' deliberation, Reeve Kerr
announced that no decision was arrived at. The Reeve explained that
owing to the importance of the work,
and the fact that several of the Couii-
il had to leave to attend the convention at Revclstoke, it was thought
best to postpone a final decision in
'lie awarding of the contract until a
later date. "This is one of the most
important matters that has come before the Council this year," said the
Keeve, "and wc feel that wc must
postpone the matter till a later date.
Wc regret this, as wc arc in a hurry
lee get the matter decided."
There was a large attendance at the
meeting, including representatives of
contracting firms and delegates. A
��� It-legation from Cedar Cottage was
asked to appear again at a special
meeting to be called upon the return
eif the Reeve and Councillors from
Grading Rupert Street
The recommendation of the Hoard
of Works that work be commenced
immediately upon the grading of Rupert Street, between Westminster
Road and Government Road, at an
estimated cost of $15,000, caused a
protest from Reeve Kerr, who coun-
-elled that the Council should not
hastily entangle themselves in a controversy with the B. C. E. R. Ac-
eirding to thc proposed work, the
mad at the crossing of thc interur-
bart track at Vanness Avenue will be
graded up something like seven feet.
As there is now an overhead crossing
of about nine feet at this point, it is
eehvious   that   some   arrangement   to
i take care of the present bridge must
be made.
Councillor Robinson contended that
! this was a matter which had been
under consideration for some months,
and that the ratepayers of that district
had  spent  a  good  deal  of  time  and
; money over thc difficulty at this spot.
| The British Columbia Electric Railway preimised to go into the matter,
I hut  nothing  had  been  done,  and  it
I was absolutely necessary that tomething   should   be   done   soon.     There
!was only a nine foot clearance through
i thc cement bridge which the British
Columbia Electric Railway have constructed there, and it was a great
source of danger.
Reeve Kerr : I wish that all these
crossings were overhead. An overhead crossing is very much better than
I a level crossing; and you must take
into consideration that there may be
an accident at that spot, and if we
make it a level crossing, wc shall be
responsible instead of thc British
Columbia Electric Railway.
On the motion of Councillor Third,
seconded by Councillor Thomas, the
report   and   recommendations   of   the
��� Board  of Works were  then adopted,
I Reeve Kerr asking that a note be
made of his objection to the proposed
expenditure at the Rupert Street
Councillor Elliott was appointed/
acting reeve during the absence of
Reeve  Kerr at  Revclstoke.
Councillor G. W. Thomas, J.P., was
appointed to act as police magistrate
during thc illness of Magistrate McArthur.
Councillor Robinson objected to
this appointment, as he contended it
was illegal, and for thc protection of
Councillor Thomas he thought the
matter should be further considered.
Payrolls and accounts amounting to
$82,375 wcre passed for payment, and
on the recommendation of the Finance
Committee. Mr. Nisbet was granted
a loan of $5,000 on block "S," provided thc security is ample and is approved by the municipal solicitor.
Prom all appearancea the plebiscite
em the annexation proposal! will not
be taken until the latter end of this
year or  the  first   part   e,f  next  year.
| possibly at the time eif the municipal
! elections.
Before any definite annotation prop.
[OSition can come before the Councill
j for  their  final  ratification  before going to the people, it will be necessary for the assessors of Vancouver
land Seiuth Vancouver, together with
I a third party, to pass on the assess-
iinents eif Vancouver and South Van-
I couver.     It   will   take   sume   time   f'er
I this commission tee complete its work,
which will necessarily delay any vote
I of the people upon  the terms of the
Bill    Presented    by    B.    C.    E.
Necessitates Special Vote
At the municipal elections in January next a bylaw to raise $24,000, to
pay an account submitted by the B.
C E. R. for switching and replacing
the tracks on streets which have been
newly graded will be submitted to
the ratepayers.
Thc B. C. Electric Railway fran-
i aise provided for the laying of rails
a the expense of thc company, and
I r replacing them when a permanent
; ivement is laid. But at all other
' aies when alterations are made for
' e convenience  of  the  municipality
c work  must be done at the cost
thc  Council,  and  the  account  of
f !4,000 now before the Council is for
'   irk done during the grading of eer-
' in streets.
Report  of  South  Vancouver  Branch
Presented to Council
At the meeting of the Council on
Monday afternoon, Mrs. Annie Dickie,
president of the South Vancouver
branch of the Victorian Order of District Nurses, reported that seventy-
eight calls had been paid during the
month, and about $40 received in fees.
In addition to the municipal grant of
$250, $102.62 had been received since
the establishment of the home in
South Vancouver. The expenses for
the period were $311.90, leaving only
$42 in the bank. Her request for additional funds was granted through
the passing of a resolution appropriating $250 for thv work. Reeve
Kerr expressed the appreciation of the
Council of the work of thc organization, and thanked Mrs. Dickie for
bringing in thc report.
Around the Municipal Hall
.Never did the taxes come in so well
tu South Vancouver as they arc doing
i liis year. This is a true index of thc
I'reisperity  of a city or municipality.
* *    *
The serious illness of Magistrate
��� leArthur is causing much anxiety
among his friends. He has been in
i 'different health for some time, and
1 iking a severe cold when at Kam-
I ,nps, it has complicated matters.
* *   *
Reeve Kerr, Councillors Third and
' ampbell, Commissioner Crehan and
Municipal Solicitor Clarke are attend-
i ig the convention of B. C. Municipalities at Revclstoke this week. They
'���ill likely return with an important
budget of news.
* *   *
Councillor Elliott is enjoying and
inltilling the duties of Acting-Reeve.
Possibly this honor may act as an in-
���vntive to bring him out again as one
of  the   candidates   for    next     year's
ete      *       *
Wc understand that there is on
toot just now a scheme to organize
���i Men's Club in connection with the
employees of the Municipal Hall.
More than likely the young ladies
��'ill retaliate on this ungallant move
!iy starting a Ladies' Club.
* *   *
The Building Inspector's department is now prepared to issue numbers of houses from 16th Avenue to
43rd Avenue inclusive, also west of
I'raser Street and a small area on
Knight Road. Owners in applying
'eir correct numbers should supply
district lot and block and lot numbers,
'his will help materially to facilitate
matters around the Hall.
* ��    *
There is quite an epidemic of diph-
tncria in certain parts of thc munici
pality, and the Health Department
are not at all satisfied that the restrictions imposed on those who are
suffering from this trouble are being
carried out. It is rumored that certain parties arc leaving their homes
and mixing with those outside. If
such is the case, an exemplary punishment should follow where a conviction is made.
9    *    *
How one sighs for the times that
are gone���when a man thought it
nothing to make a few hundred dollars on a real estate deal. On Saturday the writer had to make a payment
on a piece of property to get the title
deeds. The property was residential
and not far from the hall. Thc last
payment amounted to exactly what
the vendor had paid for it. All the
previous payments had been profit.
He had bought for $275, and sold for
$1,400, holding the property less than
a year. Will those days ever return?
*   ��   *
Those who were fortunate enough
to be spectators at the football match
played at Wilson Park on Saturday,
between Riverview and Spencer's
team, had more real fun and enjoyment in the hour and a half's play
than they have had for many a day.
A large patch of ground which had
been full of water during the early-
part of the day was filled with a
few cartloads of earth just before
play, and this was the undoing of
many a player. The top presented a
dry appearance, but when a ball was
kicked on to it the leather lay dead.
The frantic efforts of the players to
get the ball out with an occasional
player tossed in the mess, kept the
crowd in continual laughter and good
humor. On the dry ground, however,
was witnessed a fast game of football.
There is alsei a desire on the part
��� ef b great number eef ratepayers of
S"\uh Vancouver to have a more clear
understanding of what might be expected t'e follow annexation, and for
that reason some time will have to
! elapse feir public discussion even
I after the two parties have fixed the
Owing to the fact, however, that
the majority eef the present Council
was elected em an annexation plat-
feirni it seems only fair that their annexation proposals should come to a
vote before their term eif office expire -. In that event the plebiscite
would have In lie taken preceding the
municipal elections in January next.
Outcome of the Clarke Case Being Awaited with Keen Interest
--The Story of the Case as Gleaned from the Evidence
Who is Filling the Position of Chief Magistrate
during    Reeve     Kerr's
Win for Hustlers
On Saturday, October 19, the Hustlers' Athletic Asseiciation defeated the
Collingwood Rangers at Central Park
by a score of 2 to 1 in the first fixture of the South Vancouver and Dis.
trict Senior Amateur Association
Football League.
The game was keenly contested
from start to finish, both teams showing good  form.
Thc Hustlers lined up as follows :
Goal, J. Hughes: full hacks. G. Hughes
and F. Goldfinch; half backs. S. Smiley, R. O'Dare, and G. Jones; forwards, G. Grant, McKay, J. William
son, J.  Forrester, and T.  Rigg.
"You  Can do  Better"
The   Christian   Endeavor     met    as
usual  on   Monday  night,  but  on   ac-
j count of the disagreeable weather the
i attendance was not what was looked
Rev. G. D. Ireland and Geo. Mc
Donald had charge eif the meeting.
The subject was, "You Can Do
Better." Mr. Ireland gave a heart-to-
heart talk which was greatly enjoyed.
He pointed out ways to dei better
both as a society and individually
Many of thc members took part also,
and told how they could do better.
The Clarke case, which has figured
see prominently in the public print for
! the last six months, and which was
again brought to the front when Com-
; missioncr Crehan renewed his investigation into police matters, is of
more than passing interest to the
public of South Vancouver. To South
Vancouver has been transferred the
battle greiund of a legal fight whieh
Mrs. Clarke commenced more than a
year ago ill Belfast, Ireland. In brief,
: the story, according to the evidence
given, is that Mr. James Clarke and his
brother, Thomas Clarke were married
P. two sisters. Both left their wives.
James Clarke had a family of live,
while Thomas Clarke's family consisted eef two children. It appears
that prior tee leaving Belfast, James
Clarke, who held a good position
there, and whose income, as was stated
in ceeiirt, was $6,000 per annum, had
agreed upon a judicial separation with
his wife, he allowing her alimony to
something in the neighborhood of
$1,750 per annum. After matters were
arranged, it is stated, James Clarke,
instead of paying the wife's alimony,
realized his property and came out to
Vancouver, where he built a Iviuse.
A Miss Wark from Belfast was his
housekeeper, and she is said to have
passed herself off as Mrs. James
Clarke. About the end of last year
Herbert Clarke and Thomas Clarke
came out from Ireland, and lived with
their brother James. Mrs Clarke, in
the meantime, who was living in Belfast, had located her husband here
through the aid of the local police.
Soon after, she sold off her home and
raised enough money to pay the fare
of herself and children to Vancouver. While on the voyage along with
her family, the acquaintance of a Mr.
Milne was made.
Mrs. Clarke, arriving in Vancouver,
went to live at the Winters Hotel till
she had located her husband.   Visiting
thc local police  office, she    was    in-
| feirmed where her husband lived, and
I going towards the place, 9he met Con-
' stable  Thomas,  and  asked    him    to
show   her   where   Mr.   James   Clarke
lived.    Later she asked him to accompany her to the house of her husband
I and see that no breach of the peace
occurred.    Mrs Clarke gained admission to the house through a back door.
In the meantime Constable Thomai
[''phoned to Chief Jackson for instructions.    Chief Jackson instructed Constable   Thomas   to   remain   where   he
| was.  not  to  interfere   with  anything
| and sec that mi breach of the peace
i was committed, at the same time in-
| tiniating   that   a   new   constable   had
just been sworn in and that he would
send down  this constable  (Constable
Vigor)   to  relieve    him.      Constable
Vigor  then  proceeded  to  the  Clarke
Shortly after this a stranger called
at   the  Police  Office  and  stated  that
South Vancouver's Municipal Council will in a few days make
a contract with one of several street paving corporations for the
building of Westminster Road.
One quarter of a million dollars of the money of the taxpayers
of South Vancouver will be spent upon this work.
To secure this large contract, there is hot competition among
the paving men. And paving corporations, taking them by and
large, are not in business for their health's sake.
We do not propose to suggest to the Council of South Vancouver what pavement they shall buy for Westminster Road. That
is a matter for their engineer.
We do not propose to advise the Council as to whom this
quarter of a million contract shall be awarded. That is a matter
for their own judgment.
But we do propose to state that a certain Yankee paving corporation, a concern whose investment in Vancouver or British
Columbia is not so great as that of our neighbor, the corner grocer,
is prepared to go any logical length to secure the Westminster
Road contract.
We state here that this corporation some weeks ago laid plans,
through their representative, to secure the influence of certain
South Vancouver councillors and civic officials.
And the name of this corporation is the J. F. Hill Paving Company, at Spokane, Washington. They are known in Vancouver as
the Canadian Mineral Rubber Company.
This concern, the J. F. Hill Paving Company, are handling
certain contracts in Victoria. They lay a pavement known as the
Asphaltic Concrete. Their particular pavement is one where scarcely any Canadian product is used. Even the sand used in it is imported from Seattle.
The J. F. Hill Paving Company was the central figure in a
civic graft investigation one year ago in Victoria. It was charged
at that time that they had corrupted Alderman H. M FuUcrton
and City Solicitor McDiarmid. of Victoria, thereby securing $1,500,-
000 worth of work.
This Victoria graft investigation was a sensational affair. And
it showed that "for ways that are dark and for tricks that are
strange," the Yankee paving promoter is peculiar.
Yankee contributions and Yankee diplomacy and Yankee
materials and Yankee contractors employing Yankee workmen
will not help to build up and develop Canadian South Vancouver.
[when coming over on the boat he had
met the Clarke family, and promised
, that  if in   Vancouver  he  would  look
: them up. What had taken place that
day was explained to the stranger,
Mr. Milne. Having obtained the address Mr. Milne called at the Clarke
home. He called again on the Saturday.
in the interval Thomas Clarke went
' to   Magistrate   McArthur   and   swore
' out  a   warrant   against   his   sister-in-
, law and Mr. Milne, saying they had
forcil ly taken possession of his house
while he was absent at his work, and
that they would neet allow him into it.
A warrant was taken out against
Milne anil Mr.-. Clarke, and they were
placed under arrest.    When  the case
.came before Magistrate McArthur,
Mrs.   Cowdell   swore  that   Milne  had
j accompanied Mrs. Clark to the house.
As nei evidence for the defence can
be heard at a preliminary trial, Mr.
Milne did not realize the gravity of the
situation till the trial was finished.
Then  rising to bis feet he recounted
; the short acquaintance he had with the
Clarke family. Magistrate McArthur
dismissed thc case against Milne. Mrs.
Clarke was committed to a higher
court. Judge. Howay threw the case
ieut and she was acquitted.
Previous to the departure of James
Clarke he relieved himself of all prop.
I crty, the legality of which is being
contested in the Civil Courts by Mrs.
Clarke. At the same time James
Clarke transferred certain property to
! Miss Wark. and this transference the
1 court has annulled.
When Commissioner Crehan called
feir complaints against the police,
Thomas   Clarke  and   Herbert   Clarke
| came forward with serious accusations
against Chief Jackson and his men.
The Commissioner, realizing the seriousness of the charge, requested the
police to be represented by counsel.
Mr. Ladner, of Bowser. Reid, & Wall.
brielge. was engaged to look after the
interests of the police. Thc charge
made by the Clarke brothers was that
a sum of $493 had been taken from the
house when Mrs. Clarke took possession, and that the nolicc wcre
eeiuallv guiltv with Mrs. James Clarke,
also that Chief Jackson had said to
Thomas Clarke that if he. Chief Tack-
son, had him 24 hours behind lhe bars
lhe would  leave  him  so that   liis  own
mother would not know him. At the
elose of the proceedings the brothers
were arrested on a perjury charge.
Owing to the illness of Magistrate
McArthur.   the  preliminary   trial  was
I cn'lcd before  Reeve  Kerr and  Coun-
I cillor Thomas, but on account of the
'shorthand notes not hcinc transcribed.
i the case was remanded till Thursday*
As the Clarke case has now assuni-
I eel a new phase, and the municipality
I will have  t.i  f<>��� -t  a large bill ill connection  therewith,  the ultimate  end-
ting will be watched with interest.
A very pretty house wedding took
place at the resilience of Mr. William
Harm.ill. 2417 Clark Drive, when his
only son. William Arundell Harman.
was married to Miss Dorothy Agnes
Williams, formerly eel Shrewsbury.
England, In the presence of a large
number of relatives and friends on
Saturday evening, October 10. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev.
George 1). Ireland, of Westminster
Church. The bride looked very
charming in a pretty gown of net
over pink. The guesls sat down to
a wedding supper after the ceremony
was over. Mrs. Harman will bc at
home to her friends in her new home
at 1245 21st Avenue East if'cr November 1.
The marriage of Miss Cora Mina
Swain, formerly of Axminster. England, to W.lliam Sang, eif 525 22nd
Avenue East, was solemnized in Westminster Church ein October 21, at
7 o'clock, the Rev. George D. Ireland officiating. Only immediate relatives were present. Mr. and Mrs.
Sang will reside at 460 Eighteenth
Avenue East.
The executive committee "i tni
South Vancouver Annexation Asseiciation met at Cellar Ceittage and
unanimously approved of the terms of
agreement "arrived at between thc
City eef Vancouver and the S.mth
Vancouver Council.
An invitation was received from
the Beaconsficld Improvement Asso-
cistion tee attend a Social gathering on
November 6 next, ami it was decided
to accept the invitation
 1 ^ >	
Special Services
Thanksgiving services will be held
in the Methodist Church. Collingwood,
een Sunday There will be special addresses and music On Monday evening a Thanksgiving Dav social will be
The wedding of Miss Maggie Jane,
daughter of Archibald Lindsay, 45
26th Avenue West, and John Douglas
Smyth, conductor, B. C. Electric, was
quietly celebrated at Westminster
Manse on October 25. The Rev.
George D. Ireland performed the marriage ceremony.
School is Closed
Owing to an outbreak of diphtheria
in thc Cedar Cottage district. Dr.
Murphy, the medical eifficer for the
municipality, on Mondav ordered that
the Lord Selkirk School be closed for
one week and be thoroughly disinfected.
Thanksgiving Service
Mr. Alva Mackay, of East Vancouver Mission, will conduct the
morning service at Westminster
Church, comer 26th Avenue and Sophia Street on Sunday. The Rev.
George D. Ireland will hold a Thanksgiving Service in the evening.
Thanksgiving Social
A much enjoyed musical program
was given at a Thanksgiving social
held in Fishc Hall. Beaconsficld on
Monday night. Refreshments .were
served Pv the members of the Ladies'
I Aid-
Mrs. Mawhinnev. of 22nd Avenue,
who has been sick for thc past few
months, is now able to be around
Owing to Lord Selkirk School being disinfected, the meeting of the
School Boanl called for this week
was postponed one week.
Mr. Wm. Stewart, of 20 22nd Avenue, returned from Kamloops on
Wednesday, where he has been in the
hospital evitb an attack 'if typhoid
Mrs   Robt. Beattie and son Oril, of
14th   Avenue.   left  on   Thursday   for
| Redlands, Cal., where they intend to>
!spend the winter TWO
Walker Brothers
& Wilkie
Have  helped  sun-kissed   Burnaby   develop   from   a
virgin forest into a busy district of homes.
Thc\ believe Burnaby possesses all the factors accessary to make her one day thc hub of the peninsula.
Dominion Trust
Block, 341 Cambie
Edmonds Station,
British  Columbia
Electric Station
What About That New
We are the exclusive agents
for McClary's "Kootenay"
Ranges. They mean convenience, fuel economy and durability. We shall be pleased to
show you the many good qualities of the "Kootenay" from our
extensive line. The price is
This firm is prepared to install Heating Appliances in the
largest or smallest home.
We promise you fair Heater
service and priceings from our
complete line.
East Burnaby is Booming
If you are looking towards this locality, either
for a Homesite or Investment, call or write
Topping & Vickers
Phone : 1110 EAST BURNABY
(Near Leaf's Store)
6'i  acres in  Edmonds district, near  Power House and facing on Vancouver
Road.    All  cleared.    Price  $16,000.00.  $5,000.00  cash;   balance  6,   12,   18,  and  24
months." ,.(<< jlMlll
PHONE 1024
Acre Homesites
In Burnaby on macadamised main road, slashed and
burnt, and close to transportation.   Price $1600.
Only $320 Cash
required; balance over two years. One of these Home-
sites will make 8 Lots. Eight Lots in this locality
will cost you from $2600 to $3200.
See What You Can Save Now
Think What You Will Make
The Stave Lake Carline is  Built
537 Pender St. W., Vancouver        Phone : Sey. 6315
Board of Trade
In >.|>ite 61 the inclement weather
tlie ceimmittee room at tlie Municipal
Hall was' crcewded with members of
the Hoard of Trade- at (heir regular
meeting een Wednesday evening lasl
Mr. Manarield reported lhat be had
waited upon the Council, asking them
to inaugurate a system of fire protection, Inn was informed that no appropriation hail been placed in the
1912 estimates fnr this purpose,
though il eva- helped that the incoming Council would lake this matter
up early in the year.
A communication WM read from
Edmondi Ratepayers' Association,
asking detailed information as to how
the Board was spending the ratepayers' money in the Fraser Valley
Publicity Bureau, and also the North
Arm   Harbor  Commission.
President Walker informed the
meeting that the Board was not
spending one cent of the tatepayers'
money, as they simply asked for the
aim units necessary for these projects,
and any moneys voted by the Council
went direct from the Comptroller's
Department to the projects, and was
being looked after by the Comptroller.
On the question of joint transport.!.
tion, lhe Board concurred in the Council's demand eef a five-cent fare feer the
same distance from the centre of the
City as enjoyed by South Vancouver
and Point Grey. This embraces one-
tliinl eef the municipality.
The Progress Club of Vancouver
wrote statins thai they were gelling
eeut a pamphlet dealing with the principal inducements of lhe Citv and I
neighboring municipalities, and asked
the Heard of Trade to furnish them
with copy and suitable cuts setting
forth I'.umaby's advantages. Messrs.
W. S. Vivian. A. V. McPherson and
H. W. Mansfield were appointed to
furnish the Progress Club with the
necessary information.
The Edmonds Ratepayers' Associa.
tion wrote stating that, acting on thc
request of the Board of Trade, they
had appointed Messrs P, B. Brown
and E. Stridi as a committee, whom,
in conjunction with a committee ap-
appointed bv the Board, are to wait
on the B. C. E. Railway Company,
asking for better freight and passenger accommodation, both on the Central Park and Burnaby Lake lines, and
als'i endeavor to secure a freight and
passenger agent at Edmonds.
The question of abolition of the
ward system was introduced by the
president, who went thoroughly into
the details of the plebiscite taken last
January, when a large majority was
registered in favor of this move.
Messrs. B. O. Walker and W. S. Rose
were deputed to wait on thc Council.
On the ottestion of the Board hold-
j ing a social evening, Messrs. Seymour.
| Mansfield, Jackman, Brown and Viv-
l ian were appointed to arrange for thc
j holding of some form of entertain
President Walker was appointed a
delegate to the convention of B. C.
Board of Trade and Progress Clubs,
to be held at Vernon on October 23
and 24.
The new blasting regulation bylaw
came in feir considerable discussion.
The matter was brought up by Mr.
Claude Hill, who contended that the
new regulation worked a hardship on
thc settlers who were endeavoring to
dear up their land. The members
fe'lt that thc bylaw was a move in the
right direction, but that when a person was going to do the work on their
own land thev should not be required
to nav the fee for the permit. Mr.
Hill will ioin the other committee ao-
���lointed to wait on Ihe Council. The
Board expressed themselves as being
heartily in Record with the proposed
flower Carnival, and will endeavor
to be present in a body at the next
meeting of this organization.
Sons of England Smoker
Lodge Burnaby, Sons of England,
ably upheld their reputation as entertainers on Thursday evening last,
when a very successful smoker was
held in their lodge room, Moreton
Hall, Edmonds. Thc hall was com-
feertably filled with members and
guests, and the best of good fellowship prevailed. The entertainment
was kept well in hand by the chairman. Mr. W. S. Rose. Those who
contributed to the entertainment wcre
Messrs. Wm. McCloy, D. Watson, J.
Graham, A. S. Pttttick, J. R. Wilson,
J. With and J. Hunter, while Messrs
H. Watterman, H, Disnay and W. S.
Vivian took turns in presiding at the
��    *    ���
Burnaby Council
Un account of Reeve Weart and
Councillor McDonald going to Kamloops on Monday last to attend a
meeting of the Union of B. C. Municipalities, the Council held their meeting on Saturday forenoon. The business was principally of a routine character. Bylaws were read a second
time feir the purpose of raising $300,-
000 for roads and sidewalks. These
bylaws are to take the place of those
submitted last winter for a similar
purpose, and which were found invalid. Voting will take place on November 2, and Municipal Clerk Moore
will  bc returning eifficer.
The report of Municipal Engineer
Macpherson on the subdividing of land
by metes and mounds was taken up
and discussed. It was unanimously
decided that in future the Council will
not recognize any roads in any subdivision of this character, nor will any
improvements be done on such streets.
This is a step in the right direction,
and will be much appreciated by all
who have the best interests of the
municipality at heart.
Engineer McDonald, who has charge
of the waterworks, informed the Council that the recent shortage of water
was caused by a break in the 18Hi.
main on Royal Oak Avenue. A gang
of men is working night and day, and
expect to have the repair made in a
few days.
Edmonds N��ws
' Mr. Scott, eif Wlmnndck. visited his
brother,  Mr.  A.  Scott, Salisbury Avenue, lasl week.
* *    *
Mr J T. Lurie. of Vancouver, is
building a splendid hemic feer himself
close to the B. C. E. K. at Royal Oak.
It will ceest about $4,000.
* *    *
Mrs. Keiyston, a recent arrival freun
South Africa, is the guest of Sergt.
I.yiic and Mrs. Lyne, at their lieune
on ISth Avenue, Edmonds.
* ��    ��
Mr. T. D. Ceddicutl. accompanied by
Mrs. Coldicult, left last week for a
month's vacation in the sunny South.
They intend going as far sot th as
California before returning.
S   *   *
Last week Mr. Little, Mary Avenue, Edmonds, had the pleasure of
greeting his wife, who had just come
from  Iheir  old  home  in   England  to
join  him.
* ��    *
Mr. Geo. Marshall, chief operator
in the Burnaby sub-station, and Mrs.
Marshall are receiving the congratulations of their friends upon the arrival of a young daughter on Sunday
��    ���    m
It is confidently expected ne.w that
the Burnaby team has got away right
at   the  opening  of  the   league   games
and thai tl.cy will continue and keep
in the lead throughout the season.
* e|e      *
The Canadian Lock and Novelty
Company last week received the special machinery that has been manufactured for them, and are now busily
engaged in having the same placed.
They arc hoping to commence operations by November  1.
* *    ��
Mrs. Walter F, Edmonds received
for the  first time since her marriage
. Wednesday. October 16, in her
lovely home, Linden Avenue. The
large number of ladies who braved
the inclemency of the weather is a
splendid indication of the popularity
of Mrs. Edmonds.
* *   *
Reeve Weart and Councilleir McDonald left on Monday to attend the
Union of B. C. Municipalities Convention at Kamloops, while Councillor Fauvel has gone to Medicine Hat
on a horse-pu- haling trip for the
Police Committer and Board of
* *   *
The Connaught Hockey Club,
which is composed of Burnaby and
New Westminster ladies, went down
to defeat on Saturday Jfternonn last
at Queen's Park at the-hands of the
Royal City High School girls 'ihe
score of 2 to 1 showed a keenly contested game.
* *   *
At the same time the Burnaby
Hockey Club were crossing sticks
with the Burrard Field Hockey Club
at the Agricultural Hall grounds, Central Park, in the first league game of
the season. The close of the game
found a similar score, only reversed.
* *    *
The weekly dances, held in Gray's
Hall every Wednesday night are growing in popularity, and each event finds
a larger number present. The excellent hardwood floor is a great inducement to those who are fond of the
graceful art. The music supplied by
Peck's orchestra is much appreciated
by the patrons.
* *    ��
The excavating and concrete foundation walls of the new Gordon Presbyterian Church are completed, and
all that is required now is a week of
fine weather to see the structure up
and covered in. Mr. Emery, who has
the work in charge, has been instructed to push the work along as fast as
* Si    >*
The many friends of Mr. C. B.
Chaffey, who for the past year and a
half has been a member of the Muni-
pal Engineer's staff, are grateful to
learn lhat he has successfully passed
his preliminary examination as a
British Columbian land surveyor at
Victoria. Mr. Chaffey, who is a
graduate of the School of Science,
McGill University, Montreal, is one
of the most popular and valued members of the Engineer's staff.
FOR SALE��� Columbia double disc
records, 50c up. Can be bought for
cash from C. Fecht, Page Road, off
Fraser Avenue East. Second
house across from Creek, after
6 p'clock.
North Burnaby  Acres
!'I!uy acreage near a trowing City/' wa? James J.
Hill's aetvice when asked what lie considered the best
and safest form of investment.
North Burnaby acreage is undoubtedly the best investment close to the growing City of Vancouver.
W'e own some of the very choicest Acreage in
Xorth Burnaby, and will sell same in blocks of from
five-sixths of an acre to one and a half acre.
It is impossible to enumerate here the many reasons
why this property is a gilt-edge investment. We may
say, however, that our prices are not a dollar higher
than you would have to pay per acre for 40-acre
blocks, and we give you 3 years in which to pay.
Call on us for further information.
Latimer, Ney & McTavish
419 Pender Street W.
Vancouver, B. C
Highland   Park   Acreage
We have a number of SMALL ACREAGE PARCELS on and
near the new cut-off line of the B. C. Electric Railway.
1 acre, just off Railway, $2100; quarter cash,-balance 6, 12, and 18
1*4 acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
E.  W.  MacLEAN  LTD.
Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
One aire  close-  to Cut  Off, $2000.     Easy  terms
Opposite Power ll.ense : Lots 50x120. % cash; 6, 12, IM. 24 mths. $525
Another $450.    $100 cash; $10 per month
The Settlers' Association of B. C.
Phone : 664
Applications invited for  Homesites, Investments, Loans, Mortgages
Auction Sales Conducted
Property   for  sale on  easy  terms
Hall, fully equipped, to rent for Concerts, Dances, Meetings
Box 556, New Westminster
or Edmonds, B. C.
Nabob Tea
Yout Grocer Will Supply You; If
not, try Your  Neighbor's Grocer
Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd.      v*������. b. c.
With great suddenness the death occurred on Tuesday of this week of
Mr. J. Herbert Stewart, 549 32nd Avenue East. Mr. Stewart was employed as pressirmn at the Greater Vancouver Publishers Limited, and it was
with a shock that his many friends
learned of his death. About two weeks
ago he decided on a short rest, expecting to return to his duties any
day. On Sunday last his condition
became alarming, and he passed away
ien the Tuesday following. Of peculiar sadness is the fact that exactly
two months previously his bride-to-
be, Miss M. Cluett, died, she having
arrived from Birkenhead, England, on
June 2.
Prior to his arrival in Vancouver,
Mr. Stewart was head of the firm of
J. H. Stewart & Co., Printers, Strand
Road and Pleasant View, Bootle, England. He was a keen sportsman, and
while in England was a member of the
Birkenhead Cricket Club, winning sev.
eral cups and trophies for that club
during his connection with it. Just
before his departure from England he
severed his connection with the Masonic Lodge 1502, Liverpool.
The late Mr. Stewart was born on
February 7, 1881, and is survived by
his  father,   Mr.   Richard  Stewart,
32nd Avenue; two brothers, Captain
A. R. Stewart, of the ss. Antilochu .
of the Blue Funnel Line, and Fran
Stewart, of Liverpool; and eight si-
ters, Mrs, W. B. Johnson, 4520 Soph..
Street; Mrs. R. Conifcy, ' Victor..
Road; Mrs. T. R. Kennedy, Cedai
Cottage; Mrs. W. Shannon, Langlc>'
and feiur younger sisters. Mr. A
Stewart, of Elgin Road, South Van
couver, and Mr. F. Stewart, 8 Cam
bridge Terrace, Hyde Park, London.
are uncles.
The funeral took place on Thursdaj
afternoon at Mountain View Ceme
tery, services at the house and the
grave being conducted by Rev. G. I'
C. Caffin. Many sorrowing friends
and old comrades who had learnce!
to respect "Bert." were present at tin-
last rites. Beautiful floral offerings
were laid on the casket from the feel
lowing : Mr. and Mrs. Shannon, Mr
and Mrs. P. T. Kenyon, Mr. Arthur
Stewart and family, Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Johnson, Vancouver Printing
Pressmen No. 69, Chas. Stewart, Mr.
and Mrs. S. M. Crowell, Mr. and Mrs
G. II. Peebles, Mr. and Mrs. T. S.
Kennedy, Misses Flo. Mary, and Lou
Stewart, and Messrs. H. and A. Johnson, and "Chinook" staff. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route te. tin���
Up-to-date Train  Service  Between  Vancouver and thc Bait
All trains equipped with Standard and Touriit 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. Smilh. C. P. & T. A.
Phone :  Sty. 7100
W. E.  Duperow, G. A. P. D
527  Granville  Street
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumbers' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
If not, look over the following :
Currie's  guaranteed  waterproofs  from    $9.50
Light  all-rubber  coats    $8.00
Teamsters' long coats, "Fish"  brand    $4.00
Others at $3.00 and $3.50.
Oil clothing, per suit  $3.00
Children's capes in all sizes and prices.
We  carry  onlv  the  best  "Granbv  No.  1"  for  ladies,  men, and
children.    Our range runs from infants' size 3 to men's hip boots.
Remember the above arc all at less than ci^y prices.    Come and
���   rUUilL     -     BOOTS    AND    SHOES
 4134 Main St., next City Heights P. O.	
Two  Propositions
No. 1. You rent a house at $25 per month. In one year you have
paid out $300, for which you can show no results. 7 per cent, interest
.ii $300 is $21.   So in the year you practically throw away $321.
No. 2. You bring me in $100, for which I give you a 6-room
Modern House, on Lot 33x125ft. House has fireplace, etc. Balance
ii $25 per month.   Total price is $2,600.   No loan.
In one year you have an equity of $400 in your own home.
Compare proposition No. 1 with No. 2, then call at my office and
-ee this house.
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street
Phone : Fair. 1607
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
This has the following attributes :
fl Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
fl Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
q Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
fl The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
<| Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
i*sW   \
Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C.
Between Enemies
By  Henry  K.  Pendleton
Ye.ung Silloughby was discovering
that the situation contained the tang
"i a -porting proposition. Foe the
twentieth rime be reread hii father's
letttt      11  ran :
lie-ar Seen Jamei
S'.rry   to  have  lhe  eli-.;i.|   mperin
tendeni report that you n. a failure
in handling the Silloughby automatic
condenser. I lupposi I must find you
a clerkship, Either tbat, ot ear bur
glary, '��r Congress, ii all 1 can let in
yeiur future, when I wai your age 1
wai borrowing money and getting on
in iii.  world.
However, we ..ill leave thai for the
preient and take up my reason! for
wiring v. u ie. hasten iee Silloughby
Lodge. The adjoining estate wai purchased twee months ago by Morrison
Ke-. ion. feer twenty )e;ns my nu.St.
determined business rival. Five year-
ago I l.eeek tli.- Western Iraelc away
iiiiin him, anel since then he. has
sought to harm anel annoy me by
every means in hii power. He moved
freun Chicago ..nel bought the Bower
just because il j - ��� i' my property,
And the moment be t. ���<.k possession
lie began raising Cain    villi the Lodge, j
I've been fighting back for a month,
but you musl take the matter off my
If you don'l hit ii off better than
you did as a condenser man, goodness
only   knew-   how   we   can   enieiy   the!
Lodge this leason     I  haven't time to
tell  yen   whal   In-  has  eb.nc  to  annoy
me, bul the foreman will inform you.
Semi.- .ei' his -.���he'iiie-- ihow a deviliiti
Iingenuity,    If you icore against him.;
i I'll find a soft job for you.    If Satur-j
j day breakl quiet, run in and tell what
I has happened.    You can lake mc out
to see the Cubs gel walloped,
Ye.tirs very truly,
I'. S.���1 believe the devilish ingenuity back of old Keeton is a w.erlh-
lc.i.s son. The- foreman writes that a
"Mr.   Harry"  has recently arrived.
P. S.��� l'\e got two bully Seats for
Young Silloughby smiled ruefully
as he finished reading,
"Great old dail! It's loo hail 1
couldn't make a ge. eef tlie condenser I"
At this juncture the foreman approached  and  claimed  attention.
"All finished, sir.    What next?"
Young Silloughby critically viewed
the odd structure feer a few moments;
then, as a broad grin of approval
masked his features, he directed
"This is all ber today. Keep the
men on tap. By the way. old Keetr.1
h.es a band of willing worker* cvnr
ready to fall to and anno/, c'.;"
"Oh, yes, sir. It makes it very rice
for us in lhe village, sir. Husy. bUly
all the time. My cousing is Keeton s
foreman. You can expect some sui-
prises now that Mr. Harry is here
tei direct things!"
"He must have arrived just before
I did," mused young Silloughby.
"Well, I'm met scared, I may not bc
able to sell condensers, but when it
comes tei putting 'em eiver lhe plate.
I guess I can lr.it the Keeton child a
dead heat!"
Ile  fell  to studying the  billboard-
! like structure.    It was some fifty feel
buig and a score of feet high, and was
j covered  with   sheets  of  tin.     It   was
'erected  to  gather  the  full  benefit  eef
I the afternoon sun and become a dazzling,   unwholesome  barrier     to    the
ga7.e   of   anyone   facing   it   from   the
! Keeton   property.      As   Ihe   grounds
[across   the   line   were   use-d   lor   lawn;
tennis,  the  young architect  shrewdly,
foresaw   that   his    eye-aching    fence]
; would seriously discourage that  form j
eif sport after thc noonday  hour.
He might nol In- able to sell condensers���anil he was equally frank to
admit thai he could met understand
why anybody shouhl buy ' ne���but,
as commander in campaign of an
noyance, he believed his college life-
had met been lived in vain.
"Xow, t.i invent a distemper that
will send the golf-links staggering to
the bench!" he- miittered.
As he turned to go tei the house, a
flutter of color across the line caused
him tre halt and sink tei tlie greiimd.
The slender figure eef a woman was
approaching tin- conn.
lie joyously noted that she carried
a racket, and was apparently bent .m
a bit of practice. Looking ceee,l ami
prim in her while gown, she buoyantly
gained Ihe court before lifting her
eyes. Instantly a flame of scarlet
! painted her face a hostile hue,
I and she raised a hand to shield her
The insurgency of her  cheeks evidenced   to  young   Sillotighby's   satis-
j faction that she was, at the least, in
I the  incipient  stages of anger.    If he
! needed further proof, it was furnished
I when she suddenly raised the racket,
j and.  with  the abandon   of  one  muscular   swing,  which   disclosed  a  per-
I feet arm to the elbow, sent a tennis-
i ball fiercely against the offending tin.
Assuming  an   expression   of  stern-
I ness, tempered by a shade of sad surprise, young Silloughby rose, picked
up her missile of defiance, and stalked
to   the   dead-line.     She   did   not   ob-
! serve him at first, as with shaded eyes
she continued surveying the nuisance.
Accumulated    ire    now    straightened
the  line of her mouth  and  accented
the strength of her small chin.
The situation appealed amazingly
to  young Silloughbv's  liking.
"Your ball, I believe?" be gravely
began, bowing low.
He   had   intended   to   proceed   in
mock    gravity,   but   halted   abruptly
after the prefatory words.   For as she
dropped  her  hand,  and  turned  upon
i him,   he   found   himself   staring  into
wonderful  brown     eyes,    while    the
' beauty   of  her  indignation   caused   a
I curious   thumping    sensation     under
the watch-pocket of his flannel shirt.
She   met   the   unconscious   admiration  of his eyes with  a flash  of resentment.    As he stepped across the
property, she placed her hands behind
her. and coldly reminded him :
"Do you realize that yeiu are on
Mr. Keeton's land and are trespassing?"
My Lease Expires December 31, 1912
and in or.I.r to dispose of the- entire stock in the quickest possible time,  T will inaugurate an
Beginning Saturday, October 19, at 2 and 7:30 P.M.
and to Continue  Daily  Until Everything  Is Sold
Having no alternative other than moving everything in ihe- stori before the lease expires, will mean
a big slaughter of 'his magnificent stock.
Every article in the Wore, including the magnificent perfect diamonds, high grade watches, se.li'l gold
ji w, lie ry. iterling anel highest-grade plated silver ware-, rich e-ut gla--. clock,, leather good*, etc., must go
in this -ah- -insuring a redui tion in prices that seldom, if ever, comi - to holiday pun-ha-, rs
Former retail pricei will remain "ii every article of merchandise���thus guiding each purchaser l.ee.k-
Ing for bargains.
Every article s,,l,| will be- positively guaranteed as represented, and nothing but mv original stock will
be offi red in the sale.
As an Inducement for Prompt Attendance at Each
Sale, Diamond Rings, Gold Watches and Silver Tea
Sets Will be Given Away FREE During These Sales.
Ladii s are especially invited to attend, and chain will be provided for th
ir '������ invenience,
McMILLAN, the Diamond Specialist
541 Hastings St. West, next to David Spencer, Ltd.
J. A. SINCLAIR, Auctioneer
lie reddened deeply at her rebuff.
Retreating two feel to home seed.
he stiffly replied l
"I did neei intend te. trespass, young
"V.eiii- intentions are quite immat
erial so long as yen keep on your own
property," -li.- observed.
"I hael supposed that 1 could enjoy
this peirtie.n of our grounds without
having my life endangered by tennis-
balls being batted at me like bullets,''
he  sternly   replied.
"There is but one ball, and it was
not batted at you," she haughtily cor-
"It was batted al our properly," he
insisted  triumphantly.
"I shall bat lhe ball wherever I
choose," she icily informed him, regaining her composure as she saw-
that he was yeeiing and distressingly
plain eef features,
"If you assault me, 'ir mir properly.
you must expect me tee retain the ball."
he firmly replied. "My father does
not care tei have bis decorative fence
scarred up by vicious tennis-balls."
"You must be preiud eif your work,"
she irrelevantly jeered. "It is a lit
occupation for your father's se.u le. he
engaged in!"
"Il is probably im weersc than what
that young cut-up of a Harry is planning tei hand us," he retorted smartly
in self-defence,
"Why, sir! How dare you speak
in that way of���of Harry?" she gashed, with a curious little intake eif the
"Of course you uphold the young
pup  in  hanging  Chinese  lanterns  em
lhe Keeton wall next to our gate, see
as to have father's friends think he
lives in a bear-garden," he scornfully
ran on. "Anil lhe thre-e. German
bands w<ri- a nice lemon te, pass over
to a white man!"
"\o\\ el., u,.t r.-alize whal you are
saying," she- slowly warned him.
speaking in a low tone-. "You ...ill
regret  it,  sir!"
Tlie-re was something extremely
disconcerting in lhe clear intensity of
her gaze, and lu- found himself protesting :
"Now.   iee   here,   young   woman,   I
didn't mean t.. lay anything tee hurt
yeiur feelings. I didn't know you were
interested in this Harry. I'm nol a
cad,  even  if you  did    damage    e,ur
"I take a very, very deep interest
in Harry K'-elon. I do not care for
your left-handed chivalry," she calm
ly returned.
"Hut why must you take sides in
this fuss?" he appealed.
"I have me desire te; talk wilh you
further." she politely informed him
"I will practise em the lawn, where 1
-hall neet be intruded upon, -My tennis-ball, please!"
She came nearer, and held out her
hand for the ball. As he looked into
the indignant depths of her wonderful eyes he again experienced that
strange swelling sensation of the
heart, lie stepped forward, and. with
an odd mete in his voice, began :
"Really. Miss���Miss���I'm sorry l.e
have offended you. Rut lli.ese lanterns, you know; ami those bands���"
"Will yen return home?" <he demanded. A- he surrendered and hopped hack. -h<- continued - "I tow ab.iut
the spring you dammed up so that
it could nol feed our little laker How
about the sausage-vendor you paid
te, erect his booth opposite our itttIi
driveway ?"
He- smiled with a bit of pride
"The ,-prirg  gam.    ��'as tawdry," he
explain* ei     "I   nevi r would have advised that,   Hut the sausage-man was
'an inspiration. Dad never knew why
!n- owned the little ph.i opposite your
driveway until the -au-a^e. incident."
Sin- elevated her brows in a pantomime of contempt, and turned to
have. Alarm succeeded his shortlived exultation, anel he sought i., detain her by saying :
"1  beg pardon, but  you've forgot-
, ten yeeur ball "
"I ihe neit care for it." -he wearily
informed him. ignoring hi- extended
"Very well'" lu- called after her, .-,-
she walked away: "hut being stuffy
won't <1'. any good. If that ball had
hit me anel killed nie, you'd have lost
some eel your cold pride and felt a
womanly pang of regret. I know
therc  are   but   few  to   care  if  I   pass
nut;  but  you,  possessing  as  you  do
iln- form of an���an angel, must have
j some heart, and 1 belicv? you would
have heen  s,.rrv  that  one  so young
"And full of    college    theatricals,"
! she   malii iously   completed   over   her
' lh illleb-r.
(Continued on  Page 51
Wood Pavements Make Cool Streets
Everybody realizes that some pavements
seem tei refract more heat than others.   Sheet
asphalt, im' example, is notoriously hot, and
under a summer sun throws up a tropical heat
whieh is distressing.
The city chemist of Trenton, X. J., has made
the first scientific examination of this point.
Samples of the various pavements were built,
thermometers were installed, and records
taken at hourly intervals for twenty-four
hours. The results showed that sheet asphalt
and asphalt blocks were the hottest pavements.
Sheet asphalt averaged five degrees higher
than wood block, and reached its highest temperature an hour earlier.
The advantage of this coolness of wood
block pavement to merchants in business streets
must be obvious. Pedestrians instinctively
avoid the streets which seem hot, and the effect of a hot pavement on retail trade on hot
summer days must certainly be considerable,
on the same principle that the shady side of
the street is the best for summer trade.
Wood Block Pavement has the extreme advantage of noiselessness and great durability
under heavy traffic. Competitive tests have
repeatedly shown it to be superior in durability
to granite block, which formerly was the most
durable pavement known. On streets like
Broadway, New York; Dearborn Street,
Chicago; Tremont Street, Boston; and Market Street, Philadelphia, it is now demonstrating the superiority of its resilient resistance
to the hammering of heavy traffic.
On a few days of the year, under rare storm
conditions, such as a light, dry snow or a thin
sleet, wood block pavements furnish inferior
footing to granite blocks, but the wood block
is no worse in such weather than sheet asphalt
or brick. On other days of thc year, wood
block pavement attracts traffic, for drivers
find that in proportion to its smoothness it
furnishes superior footing, and permits greater
speed and heavier loads than are possible with
any other type of pavement.
Dominion Wood Blocks are Manufactured
in South Vancouver
by the
Dominion Creosoting Co. Limited FOUR
Every  Saturday  by  the  Greater  Vancouver  Publishers  Limited
Corner  Thirtieth  Avnue  and  Main  Street,   Sou'h  Vancouver,   B. C.
George  M.  Murray.  President and Managing  Director.
Herbert A.  Stein,   Vice-Presielent and Managing Editor.
John Jackson.  Mechanical  Superintendent.
TELEPHONE :    All departments  Fairmont 187f
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Postage to American, European and other Foreign Countries, J1.00
per year extra.
TO CORRESPONDENTS : We will not print anonymous letters,
though inviting communication on current events, to be published
over the writer's signature.
VANCOUVER'S ultimatum to South Vancouver when
this municipality presented its annexation proposals
was that South Vancouver had no assets to offer, and
should be content to take its chances with thc other
portions of the City of Vancouver. As a coinpronii.se il
���was decided to appoint a commission of three to report
on the assessments of Vancouver and South Vancouver,
and if it was shown that South Vancouver bad any claims
for special consideration, this phase eef the question would
then be taken up. The fact remains, however, that the
contention of the City of Vancouver throughout the annexation negotiations has been that South Vancouver's
borrowing power, on the basis of an adjustment of a-sess
ed values in this municipality from a Vancouver standpoint, is nothing but a myth.
That  contention  was  reiterated at  the  meeting  eef  the
Council of Vancouver on  Monday night of this week, as
the following report on the annexation discussion shows :
"Aid Baxter pointed out that if South Vancouver's
assessment was placed on a par with Vancouver's, the
municipality's borrowing power would be.reduced to
nothing! and  Aid.   Hepburn  said  if they  could  get  a
fair   and   equitable   valuation   it   would   bc   an   easy
matter to determine what proportion South Vancouver should have.    Last year they bad only $150,000 tei
spend  in  new  works, and yet  their proposition  was
that  Vancouver   should  spend  a   million   and  a   half
there the first year."
Again, in another report :
"A clause to the effect that all the money collected
in South Vancouver sheiuld be expended there aroused
the opposition of Aid. Kirkpatrick, who stated that he
thought that if South Vancouver was coming in lo
share the privileges of the city, she should take her
chance. If the conditions there warranted the expenditure of more or less money than was collected, it
should so be spent, said he, but he objected to the
municipality coming in under stated conditions, as
to what amount of money the city should spend. The
report was adopted as read.
"Aid. Hepburn objected to a clause appointing three
assessors to adjust the assessment, claiming that the
city assessment commissioner had enough on his
hands.    This part of the report was also adopted."
Here we have a plain statement of the attitude of the
Council of the City of Vancouver to the Council of the
Municipality of South Vancouver. According to the
statements, South Vancouver must convince herself that
she is now borrowed to her limit, and having done so,
crawl to the music of the powwows of the City of Vancouver. Not only would Vancouver try to rob her of her
unused borrowing power; but at least one alderman attempted to heap a further indignity upon her of depriving
this municipality of any voice in an adjustment of assessed value. Surely the Council of the City of Vancouver cannot hope that any ratepayer of the municipality
would accept the conditions they seek to impose in any
spirit of fairness or equity.
Let us assume for the moment, however, that the claim
Of Vancouver that South Vancouver, on an adjustment
of assessed values, has no borrowing power to offer As
is well known, Vancouver is now borrowed up to the
hunt of its borrowing power. With the borrowing power
of South Vancouver a negative quantity, we would like
t0 know by what feat of legerdemain or jugglery there
could possibly be continued activity in road
development work in South Vancouver?
It is no wild assertion that a great deal of th,
winch South Vancouver has enjoyed during the past two
or three years has been brought about, in a large measure
by the campaign of opening up streets and roads within
tie municipality. Eliminate this work, throw hundreds
eef workmen out of employment, and the condition created
njight well he viewed with thc gravest apprehension.
But Vancouver says South Vancouver must take her
chance. Can this mean that the Cily of Vancouver would
conceive some plan whereby men employed on roads and
afreets in South Vancouver would be kept in employment
on a borrowing power which is already exhausted? If so,
it is a far cry to thc full-dinner pail.
Yet this is the basis upon which Vancouver would force
South Vancouver into the city���the price which Vancouver
would exact from South Vancouver for the privilege of
becoming absorbed by  the adjoining corporation.
Vancouver's claim that South Vancouver has no financial assets is but a sham and a guise to secure for that
city control of the borrowing power of South Vancouver.
Having gained that control, on the condition that South
Vancouver expects nothing, it would bc easy to divert
that beirrowing power into channels for the use of the
City of Vancouver.
On the other hand, however, it has yet to be shown
tbat South Vancouver's borrowing power is not just what
South Vancouver represents. We must confess that it is
poor recognition of thc services of Assessor West and
liis assistants to accept statements thrown out broadcast
in the City of Vancouver that the assessment of South
Vancouver is defective, especially in view of the fact that
it has also to be shown that the much-vaunted assessment of the City of Vancouver is a monument of equity
and correctness.
We believe the further these annexation proposals progress the more convinced will every ratepayer of South
Vancouver become that annexation by the City of Vancouver at the present time would be an unwise and injudicious step.
Council of Seeuth Vancouver have been more than enough
te, occupy practically all their time and attention. Not
only have the members of the Council made many per
sonal sacrifices t" give the ratepayers the best form of
local government possible under the cumbersome Municipal Clauses Act, but with wards which cover a tremendous area, and which arc being rapidly settled, it is only
natural that various necessary weirk escapes the ward
representative. To give the ratepayers, as it were, better
service, and tee lessen the tax on time, a general redistribution eif thc wardl eif Sotilh Vancouver will become effective
at the time of the municipal elections next January.
Reading the headlines of one of the Vancouver papers
em the decision of the Council to increase the number of
wards gives cause to smile���and ponder. From a casual
glance we are led to believe that the action of the South
Vancouver Council had come before that august body of
seers in the Vancouver Council, been passed upon, and
then allowed to filter out tei the populace. In fact, we
might infer that it was only after the action of the South
Vancouver Council had been censored by the Vancouver
City Fathers and the official seal set thereto that it was
subject tei publication. The presumption is ill-timed, especially in view of the fact that both the ratepayers in
Vancouver and South Vancouver have first to ratify any
annexation agreement. Certainly such patronizing airs
assumed by lhe City will not assist the cause of annexation.
Whether annexation is carried or not, the decision lee
increase the wards in South Vancouver was decided upon
lo make the governing machinery of this municipality run
more smoothly. When that increase was under discussion
it was not with the view that South Vancouver would become absorbed by the City of Vancouver. The plans were
not arranged to fit in with any annexation scheme. Had
the Council decided lo increase the number of wards to
six, it would have been just as reasonable to accuse the
Council of meeting the requirements of the Incorporation
Hill which came before the people of South Vancouver
a couple of years ago.
South Vancouver should benefit greatly by thc increased representation which will come with the new
wards. Increased representation has been one of the
crying needs of South Vancouver, and wc do not hesitate
to stale that it will mit be long before at least two
representatives will be necessary from each ward before
each part of the municipality can hope to enjoy the fullest
benefits eif representation,
and  other
THE closer we study annexation, the more fully do we
* begin to realize how serious the issue for South Vancouver is. Many eef the ratepayers appear to treat the
matter iu a flippant sort of manner, as of no great consequence, and that il will not affect South Vancouver to any
material extent, cither one way or the other.
Those who have the best interests of the municipality
at heart recognize, however, what disastrous effects will
bellow annexation. For an object-lesson we need go no
farther than Seattle. That City is situated much as Vancouver is. In fact, Seattle anil Vancouver have been rivals
for many years, each trying to outstep the other. The
same ambition animates both. Each would like to become
thc leading seaport of the Pacific Coast. While Seattle
is spending ils millions of dollars and making preparation
for the opening of the Panama Canal, Vancouver would
like to follow suit and do likewise, but is unable to do so
owing to the lack of funds. Seattle has obtained the necessary borrowing powers by an indiscriminate annexation
of outlying municipalities. The money Seattle has borrowed on these municipalities she has spent with a lavish
hand upon ber great scheme eif dockage and harborage.
The result has been that development has altogether
ceased in many of the suburbs of Seattle.
In Vancouver and South Vancouver there arc many
people who purchased lots in the districts adjacent to
Seattle two or three years ago. They built homes on
these lots, and were stimulated to high hopes owing to
the development taking place in these localities. Latterly,
these districts became annexed to the City of Seattle, with
the result that many of those who purchased lots and built
on them are willing today to sell for the price they paid,
and throw in the buildings for nothing.
With such object-lessons before us, why should South
Vancouver seek to eliminate herself? Annexation to her
spells stagnation. Today everything in this municipality
loeiks bright and prosperous, aud wilh such prospects in
view, we might well ask why South Vancouver should
cast herself at Vancouver. Rather should we profit by
the fate that has befallen the municipalities adjoining
Seattle and the districts adjacent to other cilies which
have fallen beneath the glamor of annexation.
Boundaries of New Ward*
Are Fixed by Council
At a special meeting of the Ceeun-
cil eef Semth Vancouver on Friday
afternoon last, several plans of a general redistribution of the Wards ol
South Vancouver, from 5 to 7, were
presented by Assessor West. According to the plan adopted by the
Council the new Wards will embrace
the territory within the following
limits :
Ward 1 : Government keiad, Park
Road lo the North Arm of the Fraser;
the road between D. L. 288 and D, L.
3.V); Sixty-seventh Avenue, Kerr
Road, Forty-sixth Avenue, Wales
Road, Thirty fifth Avenue and Clarendon Road. Approximate assessment,
Ward III : Twenty-fifth Avenue,
Knight Road, Thirty-fifth Avenue,
Victoria Road, Fifty-lirst Avenue, Inverness Street, Thirty-ninth Avenue,
Fraier Street, Thirty-first Avenue and
Prince l^dward Street. Approximate
assessment, $5,623,825.
Ward 11 : Sixteenth Avenue, Cope-
ley Road, Nanaimo Road, Government
Road, Clarendon Road, Thirty-fifth
Avenue, Wales Road, Forty-sixth
Avenue, Victoria Road, Thirty-first
Avenue and Knight Road. Approximate assessment, $5,623,825.
Ward IV : liridge Street, Sixteenth Avenue, Main Sireet, Twenty-
tifth Avenue, Prince Edward Street,
Thirty-first Avenue, Ontario Street,
and Thirty-fourth Avenue. Approximate assessment, $6,204,157.
Ward V : Thirty-fourth Avenue,
Ontario Street, Thirty-first Avenue,
Fraser Street, Thirty-ninth Avenue,
Inverness Street, Fifty-lirst Avenue,
Koss Sireet, Fifty-seventh Avenue,
Fraser Street, Forty-ninth Avenue.
Ontario Street, Forty-seventh Avenue
and the Point Grey boundary. Approximate assessment, $5,324,812.
Ward VI : Forty-seventh Avenue,
Ontario Street, Forty-ninth Avenue,
Fraser Street to North Arm of Fraser
and Point Grey boundary. Approximate assessment, $5,434,056.
Ward VII : Fifty-seventh Avenue,
Ross Street, Fifty-first Avenue, Vic-
lenia Road, Forty-sixth Avenue, Kerr
Reiad, Sixty-seventh Avenue and the
road between D. L. 288 and D, L. 330.
Approximte   assessment,   $5,155,696.
The total approximate assessment
amounts to $39,002,718. Wards I, 11,
III and IV face the city; Wards 1, VI
and VII face the North Arm, while
Ward V faces Point Grey.
The Ward expenditure during the
current year up to October 15 was :
Ward I, $84,768; Ward II, $95,075;
Ward III, $67,498; Ward IV, $72,249;
Ward V, $124,381. Total expenditure.
The unexpended money on roads is
as follows : Ward 1, $52,037; Ward
II. $49,519; Ward III, $60,007; Ward
IV, $53,757; Ward V, $5682. Total
The unexpended balance for sidewalks is as follows : Ward I, $7382;
Ward 11, $6872; Ward 111. $3902; Ward
IV, $6680; Ward V, $7468. Total
It was decided to request the municipal solicitor to attend the annual
municipal convention of British Columbia at Revclstoke on October 21
and 22, when several members of the
Council will also be present.
A communication was read freim
the Ileaconslield Improvement Association complaining of the terms upon
which settlers' tickets are issued by
the British Columbia Electric Railway Company, and requesting the
Council to take the matter up with
the company. It was decided to forward the resolution from the Beaconsficld Association to the B. C. E. R.
A letter was read from the Annexation Association asking why the council had not complied with their request to be furnished with full particulars concerning the annexation
proposals. It was decided to reply
to the effect that all available particulars had been supplied.
QF the decision of the Municipal Council to increase
*"' the number of Wards in South Vancouver from five
to seven there will be general approval. It has long been
recognized that  the  duties falling upon  the  Reeve and
I administration and centralization of wurk is
eme of the steick arguments used by those in  favor
of annexation.    The tendency  of the  present  age  is  towards decentralization as proiluctivc of the best results.
In making Ihe assertion that the costs of administration
will be reduced by annexation, no proof is advanced by
those bringing forward this argument. In analysing this
subject let us get down to bare facts and ascertain what
saving there might be. If wc wcre annexed tomorrow
there would be no reiluction in thc police force, but
rather a large increase, so as to bring it into line with the
Vancouver police department. Under annexation we are
told that we would require but one chief. As the present
chief of South Vancouver would no doubt bc retained in
tbe capacity of an inspector, and as at least two such
officers would bc required at a higher salary than the
present chief receives, we would like to ask wherein
would be the saving? Then the Engineering Department,
we are told again, can be worked with one staff. If by
that is meant that all work in South Vancouver shall
cease, then we might economise there. On the other
hand, if the same amount of work goes on, then the present engineer and his staff must bc kept employed, or the
Vancouver engineering staff has not previously been cluing
its duty. Will there be any fewer water notices to send
emt, or less money to collect, or connections to be made?
The same question might be asked in thc cleansing,
plumbing, and building departments. The tax papers have
to be sent out and taken in the same as usual.
If people would only stop to think for a moment before making such wild assertions, they would save much
inquiry for the cause they are espousing. Let us give an
illustration : if three men were employed in a garden, and
it took their whole time to do the necessary work, and adjoining them was another garden in which five men wcre
equally hard worked, would it save the expense any to
work these gardens as one?
Under annexation the administration expenses would
be considerably more, if not double the amount they are at
Figures     Submitted     by     Building
Inspector Denote Growth
The report of Building Inspector
A. E. Voting, which was submitted
to the meeting of the Board of Works
on Saturday, was received with con
sidcrable satisfaction. In his report
Mr.  Veiling said :
The total amount expended iu building for the months from January 1
t.e September 30 is $2,190,000; the
teital number of permits issued, 2,106.
Of these 1.538 are for dwellings, and
allowing femr persons to each dwelling this shows an increase in population of 6,332 since January 1. Four
new- churches have been built, and
four have been extended; eighty-nine
business places have been built. Of
these three are for three-storey store
and apartments, and six are for two-
storey store and apartments. The
total value of school buildings and extensions to date is $280,500.
A discussion arose on the remarkable increase in population. Reeve
Kerr thought the percentage of popu.
lation per house was placed rather
low, and Councillor Robinson said
the percentage was higher in South
Vancouver than any other place in
the Dominion. There was a general
opinion that the figure should be five
Superintendent       Mullett       Submits
Figures to Board of Works
At a meeting of the Board of Works
on Saturday last particulars on the
nationality of workmen employed in
the waterworks department were furnished by Superintendent Mullett
From the figures given it was easily
shown that there was no truth in the
statement that foreigners were given
a preference.
Superintendent Muliett further reported that from October 1 to 15 one
hundred and two new services had
been installed at a cost of $613.49.
There are now 178 miles of piping
and 495 hydrants in the municipality.
The report, which was considered
very satisfactory, was approved. .
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, E.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed
Drafts       Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Fraser Street Business Lots a specialty.   We have best listings.
Snaps in Building Lots.   Lot on 46th Ave, and one on 49th Ave.,
first block west of Fraser St.; cleared; $850.
Lot on 56th Ave., first block west of Fraser St., $650.
Several high, dry cleared Lots, close to Fraser St. and Victoria
Drive, $550. "50 cash, and $10 a month.
4, 5, 6       d 7-room Modern  Houses, close to the carline, from
$2,000 up, on cash payment of $150 and up.    Monthly payments.
Modern Houses to rent, $15 to $25.
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   AH kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of o'.ir Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while yov are in any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us,
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
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 ;  5lst Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone ;   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
Phonea : Seymour 7056-7818 Offices :  606-607 Bank of Ottawa Bi<!
C. Gardiner-Johnson & Company
Johnson's Wharf
Phone : Sey. 91
Authorized  Capital       $2,000,000
Subscribed Capital       1,169,900
Paid-up   Capital             840,000
Special attention given to savings account*.
Interest  paid at  the  highest current  rates.
Your account very cordially loUched
L. W. SHalford. Genti.l M.n.ger W. E. hatha. Ami. Gtnrnl Mm.ne,
COLLINGWOOD EA8T BRANCH.  F��� X.  Haworth, Manager.
Between Enemies
For   those
who desire artistic and
sanitary walls.
Alabastine gains in popularity every year, whiL
kalsominc ami wall paper become more ami more
"back numbers." Alabastine tints arc far more
dainty, stylisli ami restful to the eye. Besides,
disease germs or insect pests cannot exist on an
Alabastine wall, there-lore Alabastine is more sanitary as well as more artistic.
Call and let ussliow you _^sh. ^e w'" se" vou a 5 'D-
tint  cards."   Give us the       ($,$!tWr%\   Packa8e of Alabastine foi
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(**~e   ��� ^U    Usk      US      leer      H     Copy     (.1
you the superior merits     't" '��   W   "Homes,   Healthful   and
of  this "gypsum   rock \Ta        Beautiful," which contains
c e m e nt,"
kno wn   as
G. E. McBride & Co.
Corner Sixteenth Avenue and Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 899
Corner 49th Ave. and Fraser Street
Eburne Saw Mills  Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds oj
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, Turnings
and House Finishings
Bliss & Brandt
Milling, Real Estate, Timber
502 North West Trust Building
Vancouver, B. C.
The cold weather is coming and you will
require some
Stoves and Heaters
to keep your home warm.   We have heaters
$2.00 up
They are of the best quality, and we will put
them up for you.  ���
Don't forget our line of RANGES.    We
have a few Pioneers left.
Fraser and Ferris Roads T. Fox, Prop.
Phone : Fraser 87
(Continued  ir- in   Page 3i
"Ve.tt couldn't have the ball now if
you wanted it!"
She smilcii. as one smiles when
amused at the determined boasts ��.f
a  little eiuc.
"When I want my property, I shall
tend Harry feer it," she said coldly.
"You will apologize us well as return
"I shall, shall I?" he cried, a Strange
sense e.f jealousy enraging him "Just
send him around!"
The- rest of his remarks were in a
mumbled undertone, as her ilighi
form ne.w passed from ~i^ht behind
the shrubbery; bul hi* sentiment best
ne.tiling iii strength, it fistic gelticii
latiems bur'   evidence t��� ��� anything.
That night, flushe-ii of face anel grim
��� ef |tw, he wrote te. his father :
Dear Dad :
I'm holding down home plate- to
tlu- limit. Il.i'..- ne~t completed an
irritator 11 ���.-11'- a bird Will tell you
aboul it Sat, By the way, old Kee
teui has imported a female backhander, a -In- Jessie James, a com
pie te vixen, Ilavn't seen Harry the
; Cub yel. but if he has anything een
; Vix  ne mui'   \\ear bells.
Y'eitr affect, son,
P, 8.���Sorry 1 e.iuliln't sell condenser. \m inclined t'e think it isn't
ii ade right,
Voung Silloughby wandered to the
edge of the' grove to spy out the land.
In discussing the girl with his inner
self, he indignantly denied having
j wanted to e-e,nie   the day before,
"Thc only one I want to meet is
thai  young  cub   Marry���"
Without finishing, lie clapped his
hands to his eyes anel dodged behind
a tree, as a shaft of blinding light
smote his gaze.
Shielding his face with his hat. he
cautiously reconnoitred. Some time
since he parted from the vixen, several old-fashioned pier mirrors had
been arranged about the Keeton tennis -court, so as t'e catch the rcllcctiieii
eef the' tin fence, as well as the sun-
rays direct, and dart them into the
Silloughby premises.
"Well, well!" be gasped. "I wonder if it was Vix, or Handsome Harry,
that pulled off this stunt! Aha! I
weet of a simple remedy."
Willi a sparkle of joy iu his eyes
he ran to the loeil-housc, where he
recalled seeing Ihe gardener's boy
playing  with  an  air-gun.
This article was quickly found, likewise a bag of shot; and., tingling with
thc mischievous emotions of youth,
he tiptoed back through the shrubbery.
"Xo he-kid planned this," he decided, crawling behind .1 bush. "It's
i Vix game! Xow- for some ficroni-
mn work."
Following the lirst soft ping, a
Starry fracture appeared at the top of
the target. One shot below thc first
would release the splinters of glass
Ping, and with a crackling staccato
thc  frame  emptied  itself.
Rapidly reloading, he sent shot
after sheet at the blazing mirrors,
laughing aloud from pure joy as the
offending lights vanished.
"Guess Dick Deadeye has nothing
on that," he sighed, as the last foe
bit the dust.
"Have you entirely finished? asked
a cold, clear voice.
His first thought was to flee. Compromising, he concealed thc gun and
cheerfully emerged into full view,
somehow glad that she was there.
"Have you entirely finished?" she
repeated, drawing her slender form
very erect, her eyes never leaving his
flushed face.
For a moment he was a child, detected in mischief. He sparred for
lime  by  mumbling :
"Finished   what?''
"Xo wonder you are confused," she
said. "Rut you did have thc grace to
hide the gun. I must tell them to
keep the cats at thc house while vou
arc abroad. The coachman's little
girl lost a pet rabbit the other day. A
man would be ashamed to kill���"
"Say, quit il!" he growled. "I don't
shoot cats. Rabbits eat out of my
hand���even wilel ones. Want to try
thc gun?"
"I do not care to be initialed into
any of yeiur accomplishments." she
"Try a shot," he begged "I'll let
von lire at the tool-house window."
Her eves sharneneel wilh a new-
light, and she quickly agreed.
"Pass  eever   the   gun!"
"Step  over   here."    lie    carelessly
urged.     "We'll   declare  an  armistice
while we bury the dead ami cart away
j the wounded."
She motioned impatiently for tin-
gun, remaining e,n her side eef the
"Then I shall have l.e invade yur
territory to load for you," he said,
ael\ aiiiine
"You will return home," -lie- calmly
commanded.    "Tin- shot?    Thanks"
She bent, and quickly broke the gun
over one knee.    Then, pushing it  for
ward,  she pulled  the  trigger  without
I seeming to take any aim.
"Greai billiards!" he cheered. "Of
course you aimed at no particular
pane of glass"
The left, lower pane this time," she
scornfully replied.
In the next second that victim wa-
"Thai certainly is shooting!" he
e-ri'-el. "Not initiated into toy accom
plishntcnts, eh? Oh, certainly not!
\- a shootist, yen are- a wonder!"
"Win ii a .-liilel 1 practised in a gal
lery," she condi scended to inform
hjm. "The middle left-hand pane
comes next."
"Why, say, Vix���Miss���you know
a lot about this game." he said ad-
miringly.   "Lemme have a shot."
"Haven't you done harm enough?"
she inquired in a metallic voice.
Then her eves took on a worried
look, and she dropped the gun at lor
fee t He believed that she was re
igreiting having met him on lhe com-
mon ground "f marksmanship. I'
gave them something in common.
"(if course, your act hy some would
!������ called vandalism; 1,llt ������ knowing
your nature better���"
"You kiie.v.- in'thing of mi' Oi my
nature,"  -he hotly broke in,
- \,e,| Knowing "hat I know, he
calmly continued, "I believe there arc
many excuses i" be found for you,
Naturally, ii will be hard "ii the- gar
dencr, as he must replace' the glass
you  have broken."
"I  suppose you inventory your wtt
;il   a  very  high  figure,"  she  curtailed
; him bv sneering.
������| owe you a pane as it is, In aa
mitted. "You can collect it from the
end window. Then we'll shoot "II
the tie. beginning at the greenhouse
anil winding up with thc library win
dows." .
She hii her lip m anger at finding
herself  .en   the verge  of  sympathetic
smile -
"Really, miss, I'd like to have you
see me shoot. At college I was lirst
honor man at shooting."
"How dare you break my mirrors?
she  suddenly demanded,    her    eyes
"Your mirrors? Great scot. I
thought they belonged I" e,Id���I'e Mr.
Keeton," he floundered, taken back
by her sudelcn change in temperament.
"They were my personal property,"
she sai'el in a voice that suggested
"Thai's too bad," he regretted.
"Xow. if a few library windows, or
something with cut glass in it���say
a sideboard���would make partial
"I blame myself for having encouraged you t" talk." she murmured.
"Of course, as a rule. I never speak
tei pet-rabbit-killers."
"See- here, young woman," he exploded, "yem just quit that! It's not
an innocent fib when you talk���oh,
Lord!" The last was a wail of anguish; feir as she turned from him t.e
escape his words, he beheld a spot "i
red een her sleeve above the elbow.
As he stareel. he.rrified. the spot seem.
eel to increase in size. "I hit you!"
he choked. "Stop! Stay! Let mc run
for a doctor! Let mc carry you lo the
Her eyes moistened as she wale.reed to wave him back from pulling
into execution his last offer, ami her
I voice was almost kindly as she saiel :
' Don't he silly. Il was the low
she.I you thought you missed. The
bush screened me from you���it
amounts to nothing. It merely broke
the skin."
Wilh a cry e,f rage he picked up
the gun arid hurled it far from him.
Then, facing her. he whipped "til a
knife and reached for her arm.
"1 must cut awav the sleeve and sec
how badly I have hurl you." he firmly
"Vou run home, yoiuig man." she.
ordered, wilh a funny little calch in
her voice. "Please remember thai
shooting mc gives you no right I"
tresoass on  these premises.'
"1 shall call em yeni this afternoon
to learn  how you are." he declared
"No feud sheeiild prevent a gentleman
frum   calling   t'i     inquire     after     the!
ye.ung  woman   whom  he  has had  the;
honor   te.   blle.e.t."
"foer  whom   would   you   a->k'r"   she
murmured,   her   eye-,   downcast.    "It
would be  rather  awkward  to explain'
le. a  servant. 'Please lake my card to
| the young  woman  1   ^hot  this morn-j
"Torture me if > ��� <u will, but I shall
call," he persisted. "I will a-k for
Harry, and tell  him  all."
"Gi "d-ley,"   -In-   - lid.     "1   return   to i
town Immediately."
"No, no!" In begged, "li would be
dangerous for you to travel while
"1 dee ne.t want i" go," -In demurely
confe ss -.I. "bul I am driven l ��� it
,-. hen ye ,u make   mad ' I I
"J d e ii"t want i" drive you away,"
li.  groaned;     I will not call."
She bo ��������� ed and saiel .
"I   shall not go to town '!
"But you will walk here often, won't
-,- .a -" lie pleaded.
"Hardly,   shi coldly returned    "Ex
' pcrience  teaclie -  that   this  is  a  dan
serous zoi     foi    ne to sa inter in "
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 11G
Greene & Merkley
Mortuary and Service Chapel
303 Pender St. W'.
Day or Night Phone : Sey. 340
Her brows were puckered in a
I frown, and her eye- in-n filled wilh
I hardness, ns if -he were resenting thc
��� eni- g    v.. ;,' ness   of   her   pi   -
',ui to him ih.- mere facl of her pn -
fence appealed as a sign of \ i-	
"I knew you would come!" he - lid
exultingly, 'as  he  burst   through   the
Her gaze narrowed as she reoued
"You   should   have   been   a   mind
reader,    1   return  to  teewn  for
1 wish first to give instructions
thai outrage;" anel she pi inted  it hi
tin  fence.    "Take- ii  down  al  onci
II,- rubbed hi- head ruefullj
������|;:,,1 - i- a heap by that fence,
-in,l has planned ami planned on - e
ing it iu action," he- began.
"Don't   he-   -illy."     she     ree|iie
'Have the men begin t" demolish il at
once.   I wish i" Bee tin- work started
���They shall commence now. Hut.
on the level, is lhat iln- only reason
whv vou walked here- My wholt
future depends on your answer."
His intensity alarmed lu-r. and for
several  moments   -In-  stared at  him,
'quite   helpless.     Then,   in   a   halting
voice, she admitted :
"(If course,  I  wanted to see you���
to tell you that the rabbit lias return
"And I only want to tell you thai
I love you���" .    .
"Von mustn't!" she cried, tailing
back from him. "The idea of your
talking so! 1 am Harriet Keeton,
sometimes called Harrv. I am ilu
only child: the pup, 1 believe you
styled mc once." Then, with frigid
dignity,   she   added :     "Good-by,   sir."
"Hold on a sec..nd." he pleaded
"I'm not a quarantine sign, thai you
should so recklessly dash awav. Here
come the workmen; they will be our
diaper--ns. Now, lei's have a little
farewell talk."
"Why weren't yell in  town on  Saturday,   sir?"   angrily   demanded   Sil
loiighby. Sr.. as he discovered his son.
after a long search e.f the grounds.
"Miss Keeton. this is my father.
Father, Ihis is Miss Harriet Keeton,"
informed young Silloughby.
"A���a Keeton!" choked the parent.
"Yes. father; one of our Keetons,
you  know." gently assured  tin   se>n.
"Ehl Bless my soul! A Keeton on
, my grounds?"
"She's promised to marry me."
proudly continued the sun.
"I   s see!"   stammered   the     father.
collapsing   een   lhe   rustic     seal.       "1
: sec I"    And he gazed at thc perturbed
face  of  the  young  woman  as  if dis
t trusting his sense.    Then  he  mutter
! ed :     "Quick  work!"
Her face colored more deeply.
"I tried to discourage him. but apparently he takes after you. Xow wc
musl tell pa.   Come, Janus'"
"Bless my soul!" babbled Silloughby, Sr.. pinching his arm. "I wonder
how old Keeton will lake it. If she
ain't a hummer!    Well. well, well!"
Toronto   Furniture
Furnish   Houses   at   Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone ;    Fairmont  1660
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 404
Order    Office :    3418    Commercial
Street,  Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining   car   terminus)
Terms Cash
Melrose Nursing Home
Special  attention  given  to  Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
825 25th Ave.   East���Phone ; Fair. 987
Twenty-eighth   Ave.   and   Main   Street
Misses   Hall   and   Westlty,   Graduated   Nurses
Terms Moderate
Phone ;  Fairmont 2165
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
Mrs. Hill���Is yeiur husband, the-
doctor, busy now? Mrs. Pill���Indeed,
he is. Why. he made thre'e calls up
ai your brother's house today. I
didn't know anybody was sick there.
There isn't lie was trying to collect
a bill.
*        +        *
Man (to boy in swimming)���If the
water's so cold, why don'l you come
..ut? Boy���iHi. I want i" get some
other fool to come in.
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor of Chiropratic)
250   22nd   Avenue    East,    close    to
Main Street
Hours :  1.30 til! 6.    Consultation free
Chiropractic succeeds where medicine fails. For all complaints, whether
acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
the thing.
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Specialties :   Player    Pianos,    Repairs,    Ton;
Phone :    Fairmont  1125
Wood water-tanks, wire wound wood pipe
and continuous stave pipe made in all sizep.
Municipal Construction Co. Ltd., 319 Pender
Street, Vancouver,  B.  C.
Public Notices
The Dutch Kiddies, with the Frank Rich Company, at the Panama Theatre
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application will be made by thc Municipalities
ol Richmond, South Vancouver, Burnaby at*'
Point Grey, all in the Province of Bntif
Columbia, to thc Parliament of Canada,
the next session thereof, for an Act coni
tilting the waters of thc North Arm of th<
1'raser River lying west of the westerly limits
of the City of New Westminster, together
with all the brnnchrs and arms thereof to
lines drawn across the points of land loirn-
nig the mouths of the outlets of said No$t\
Arm and branches emptying into the Csjiilt
of Georgia with the waters of the saiil GuH
of Georgia adjacent thereto, and known -as
Sturgeon Bank, a harbor under the nameJof
the "North Fraser Harbor"; providing for
the future management thereof; constituting
thc "North Fraser Harbor Commission," conferring power to expropriate such lands 'as
may he necessary tor the purposes of fhc
Commission; and defining the powers .-[ the
said   Commissioft.
Dated at  Vancouver,  British Columbia, ihis
second day of October, 1912.
602   Pacific   Building
Vancouver. B. C.
Solicitor for Applicants.
Lewis & SmclUe.
Ottawa   Agents.
OF     REAL     PROPERTY     IN     THE
TAKE    NOTICE   that   the   Commissioner
appointed  to investigate  Municipal matters in
the   above-named   Municipality   will   open   a
Public   Inquiry   as   to   how   the   affairs   of   the
Police  Department,  and  the administration of
justice generally have been carried on in the
above-named Municipality.
Any Ratepayer or Owner of Real Property
who has any evidence to give relative to the
matters in question is requested to be present
at ten o'clock on Monday morning, thc 14th
day of October, 1912, in the Municipal Hall,
J      I C. K. C. SIX
Marvellous Growth of
a Big Industry That is
a Purely Home Industry
M. P. Cotton Employed Twenty Men Four Years Ago.   Today the M. P.
Cotton Company Employ Regularly Nine Hundred White Workmen, the Majority of whom are Family Men in Vancouver
and South Vancouver.   The Company's Pay-roll
is one of Vancouver's Valuable Assets.
It runs into Fifty Thousand
Dollars Monthly.
IF it be true that the best citizen and the best Empire-
builder is the man who quietly works to produce
something tangible for the benefit of the nation, then
we must take our hats off to Mr, Miles P. Cotton, president
of the M. P. Cotton Company, Limited, a Vancouver firm,
invested in which is Vancouver money, operating in Vancouver and district, employing every working day some
900 white men whose weekly pay envelopes are traded
to Vancouver and South Vancouver merchants for those
provisions necessary for the up-keep of Vancouver and
South Vancouver homes.
Mr. Cotton occupies a place by himself on the Pacific
coast. He is at the head of a private industrial concern
with probably the largest payroll of any such institution
in Western Canada. He was born thirty-four years ago
in Kingston, Ontario, and even at that is almost an "old-
timer" in Vancouver. Miles Cotton was four years old
when his father, Inspector-General William Henry Cotton,
the present head of the Canadian militia forces, taught
him to blow a bugle. At eighteen he was a lieutenant in
an artillery regiment in Kingston. Probably it was the
fact that there were no wars to go to, nor any prospects
of bloody battle thr.t impelled the young man to join
another army���a legion of scientists and builders whose
ambition is the harnessing of the forces of nature for the
benefit of mankind.
Western Canada will hold to her breast men with
trained minds and willing hands, and she will open her
treasure chests to the young man upon whose head is that
rare bump, constructiveness. M. P. Cotton was turned
out of the great university in the Canadian town where
he was born, with a civil engineer's diploma. When he
was scarcely 19 years old he came to work on railroad
construction in the Crow's Nest, under John G. Sullivan,
the present chief engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway. His status on the grade in the Crow's Nest in 1897
was that of engineer's assistant. He put in ten years with
the company, having a hand in that time in some of the
heaviest railroad work in history, and meeting during that
time, and living with, some of the greatest railroad contractors in history.
With a "stake" that amounted to very little, and an
offer of a greater salary if he wished to remain, Miles
Cotton quit the Canadian Pacific five years ago. He
opened a contractor's and engineer's office in a small
room in Vancouver and associated himself with the two
men who are now his partners; he caught at flood-time the
Vancouver prosperity tide.
Four years ago the M. P. Cotton Company Limited em
ployed some twenty men. The payroll at that time was
something less than $1500 a month. Today, the monthly
payroll of the company is $50,000. And this $50,000 is
paid out to local men, the fruits of whose labor is reflected in the progress of the greatest city of the new
Street grading and paving, concrete construction work,
railroad grading, excavating and building are the various
lines specialized upon by the company. The M. P. Cotton Company built, for instance, the B. C. Electric line
between Vancouver and Westminster, by way of Burnaby
Lake. Today the company has a gang of a hundred men
at work building two big dams in Surrey, on the Serpentine and Necomekle Rivers respectively���this a $100,000
job. The work is being done at the order of the District
of Surrey, and when these mammoth breakwaters are
completed many acres of rich lands will have been reclaimed and made arable.
Over at Coquitlam, the Cotton people have large contracts for the Canadian Pacific Railway. One piece of
their equipment in use there today is a huge drag-line
scraper, a device that cost $10,000 at the factory. Several
mighty steam shovels, similar to those being used by the
Great Northern Railway in the False Creek work, are
. kept constantly busy by the Cottcn Company. At the
corner of Georgia and Granville Streets, the company dug
out the cellar for the new Henry Birks Building. Excavations for the handsome structure that is now the home
of the executive staffs of the B. C. Electric Railway were
handled by this concern.
One might write for hours of the work along this particular line that has been handled in Vancouver and
vicinity by the M. P. Cotton Company. The aggregate
cost of it would mount up into the millions. They have
handled excavations for the city schools, for new factories,
and a dozen of the sky-scrapers that adorn the Vancouver
But it is in municipal contracts that M. P. Cotton's men
excel. In the street pavements of Vancouver they have
laid down for themselves a memorial tablet that will last.
In the past your years twenty-five miles of street pavement have been built in Vancouver alone. The splendid
wood-block surface of Powell, Broadway, Georgia, Granville and Pender Streets, and the Connaught bridge are all
samples of Cotton's work. The asphaltic concrete pavements of Sixth Avenue, Twelfth Avenue, Alberta and
Keefer Streets were also laid by the big firm.
This company handles many kinds of pavements, and
upon this branch of their extensive works hundreds of
men are employed.    In the C. P. R. freight yards, just
Mr. Miles P. Cotton, presidi
He is a Canadian barn
years ago he was a c
it's as;
New C. P. R. freight yards and Vancouver's wholesale dm   ict.  S       .
was used.   This substantial and symmetrical piece of v��    It re"     ion
were built recently, and the excavation     >rk toi    tit I
sidsBl. P. Cotton Company Limited.
irn^pngsl m, Ontatio.    Fifteen
a cK's assistant on railroad
iKtiBCrows  Nest ,
Mr. Cotton's Company
Regarded as "The Great
Builders of Vancouver"
Millions of Dollars' Worth of Work Handled in Past Four Years Right in
Vancouver and District���One Hundred Teams of Horses Employed
Daily���Fleet of Tugs and Scows Used���Plant Covers Two
Acres on False Creek���Cotton Company Limited
is Largest General Contracting Firm in
British  Columbia.
k foi
ipav-'g in railroad yards built by Cotton Company.   Vitrified brick
font!    contractors.   All the lar?e buildings shown in our picture
nt ha dsome structures was handled by Mr. Cotton
back of the M. P. Cotton plant on False Creek, the company laid 30,000 yards of vitrified brick pavement some
few months ago. The company, owns an asphaltic concrete plant that is probably larger than any other in
British Columbia.
It was originally installed at a cost of $20,000, and it has
been enlarged and improved upon to keep up with the
increasing demands made upon it from time to time. They
handle creosoted fir block pavement, the product of the
Dominion Mills in South Vancouver. They handle asphalt in all its many forms���in fact, nearly all the substantial paving materials which have been endorsed by
the great cities of the world. Since going into business,
in addition to the extensive pavements laid by the company, over forty miles of macadamized roads have been
built for the various municipalities on the peninsula.
Of course, the M. P. Cotton Company is a local industry whose interests are that of the community at large.
But those who follow the granting of pavement contracts
will tell you that M. P. Cotton is not given the preference
by the various municipalities because of the fact that he
is a local institution. In the matter of paving contracts,
he goes in on merit and figures. And even in the face of
the competition offered him by the wealthy and astute
American paving corporations, Miles Cotton usually wins
When Mr. Cotton was asked the other day for the key
to the success of his business, he replied that it probably
rested to a great extent in the fact that in the early stages
of the business he surrounded himself with young men,
each a competent, trained head, a specialist in some particular branch of contracting work. And as these men,
one by one, were found, Mr. Cotton stated that he saw to
it that they remained with the company.
"Our executive staff today," he said, "is made up of
young men who joined the business at its inception."
President and general manager of the company is Mr.
Cotton himself. Mr. Will Ellis is the general superintendent. Mr. Ellis is an English engineer, a man whose
experiences travelling about the British Empire would
make an interesting volume if written. Mr. Ellis saw service in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and in the
Old Country. Mr. Ellis did not learn his profession in
any school other than the academy of "hard knocks," and
it is scarcely necessary to say that his training has been
thorough and decidedly rigid.
Mr. A. M. Graham is the secretary of the company. He
is the "minister of finance," as it were. Mr. Graham is
from the Land o' the Thistle originally. Of course, the
Scotch and the financing game have always been bed
fellows, and Mr. Cotton claims that Mr. Graham is true
to traditions of the race, and that fact is usually reflected
in the little red book that J. M. Hill, the chief bookkeeper,
carries with him from the bank every day.
All the men whose names we give here joined the business in its infancy. Mr. P. Alton is the superintendent of
supplies; Mr. M. L. Gezon is the purchasing agent; Mr.
J. Broach, master mechanic; Mr. T. Robinson, superintendent of teaming; Mr. H. B. Williams, superintendent
of asphalt plant; Mr. J .H. Livingstone, superintendent of
wharfs, dams, and bridges; Mr. Alf. Ellis, assistant superintendent of construction; and Mr. Willian Fairey, assistant superintendent of construction, is a well-known
resident of South Vancouver.
Few people in Vancouver are aware of the extent of the
Cotton plant. The company occupies two acres with six
hundred feet of waterfrontage on False Creek at a point
in industrial Vancouver that is of great strategic importance. Three great five-ton motor trucks are kept constantly busy. A subsidiary concern operates a fleet of
five tug boats and a dozen scows. The M. P. Cotton Company own sixty teams of horses, thirty of which are kept
at the False Creek stables, and the remainder of which are
stabled in Point Grey. In addition, they hire forty teams
daily in the city, making the total number of Cotton
wagons which are engaged in Vancouver daily an even
Their equipment throughout is such that, by systematized effort, the best possible returns can be secured on the
smallest investment in tackling contracts. With their well
organized scheme of things they have reduced local transportation difficulties to the minimum, and conditions in
this department are typical of those that exist throughout.
Mr. Miles Cotton is on the job every day. While he
has prospered well in the past few years, he still brings
his technical and practical training and his optimistic and
aggressive personality to bear on every department of his
business. He is a man nearly six feet in height, and of
substantial build. Strenuous is the word when it comes
to describing his daily life. He keeps a fine home on
Shaughnessy Heights, and his popularity with his men,
and local people generally, is just as great as it is not with
c;rtain corporation contractors, particularly from the
United States, who see a rich field in Vancouver for men
in their line of business. ..
In Vancouver today the M. P. Cotton Company plays
a big part. Here is an industry with a big payroll, and
Vancouver will continue to show the world new records
in progress and accomplishment just so long as men of
the Miles Cotton stamp persist in breaking into the various
lines of Vancouver's business life.
- ip >** ;'
ir J*tS. ��� ^.
ptt ���is."'''  Tms is one of -tne lar8*st asphalt plants on the
Keefer Street brick paving in course of completion by the Cotton Company.   This concern has paved 25 miles of
Vancouver's thoroughfares in the last four years, and will likely play an  important  part  in  the public
improvements of South Vancouver
I   I
Two Good Lots       ��ctss  .^ |S M 0L0 ^g g^.
On   58th,   near   Main,   lacing   South l^fkXjti    ' ' WWm   *
On 58th, near Main, lacing South
Cleared. For quick sale, $25.00 cash;
balance 3 years.
D. W. Grimmett
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Ph.eiie : F. 1121U
"Aren't you the boy who was here learned   io   make   such   an   equitable
a week ago looking lor a positie.u?" division?"    The   feex   replied,   "From
"Yes, sir." the  wolf which  lieth  before  thee, O
"1   thought   su.    And  didn't  I  tell my lord thc king."
ye.ii linn that I waiiteel an 'ileler leeiy?" *    *    *
"Yes, sir, that's why I'm here now."
An unprepared man went to ad-
drui a Sunday school. Thinking to
he funny, he asked this e|itestion :
"What would you do before so
many brighl boys and uirls, who cx-
pected a speech from yeeu. if you had
nothing to say?"
"I'd   keep   quiet,"   replied   a
interests me is whether you are as rich
as you look.' "
"I  have called to collect thc rent,"
said the landlord.
."Yes," replied the lady of lhe house,
"come  iu.    Xow,  before  I   give  you
the money this month 1 "
"Just a  minute,  madam,"  said  the
landlord.    "1 can save your time for
iyeiu.    1  know  lhe parlor isn't  lit   for
An old negro who hael seen Curtissiii pig tee live in, the dining-room wall-
fly  approached  him  at   New  Orleans .paper is a sheeck to people of reline-
and askeel timidly if he could feel his I ment, the kitchen walls are a disgrace,
;irm i and  the  hack   porch  is  a  menace  to
"Surely,"  said   the   puzzled  aviator  life ami limb.   I'm also aware that you
as he Wretched tenth a lusty wing:      Iw.en't   stay  here   another  month   un-
The old elarky ran his hand up and  less the barber simp wall-paper in the
down  Ihe biceps carefully, then said Lback   bedroom  is   changed  to   s.jtiic-
small  disapji.eintedly : [thing in a delicate pink, and I'm next
" "I'ain't   true.     Vo1   ain't   got
lo  tlie  fart  thai  VI
re ashamed  ti
wing-sprenils than I is."
"No," saiel Curtiss serii
I always make il a point ti
of birdseed before 1 take ;
Save your clothes.   Call
and   get   a   carpenter's1
apron free.   Pockets fori
nails,   rule,  and   pencil.
��   *
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone :  Fair.  1659
(Please mention this Ad.)
Patronize ihl
Provinc. Renovatory
Semth Vancouver's Pioneer
Dry-Cleaning and Dyeing Works
Work and Prices Right
4136 Main St.        Cor. of 25th Avenue
Aunt Eliza came' up the walk ami
laid  to her small nephew : nf b;r,fM,,.,| bcforc f lake ., ni(rilt."
"( I   morning,   Willie.     Is   your
mother in?"
"Sure sin- is," replied Willie tructi- I    About  fifteen  years  ago  an  editor
lently.   "D'you ��'p��*e ' '' '"���' workln' down  in   Boone  County  moulded a
in   the   garden   em   Saturday   morning  good jeeke.    It was ill an African sct-
if she wasn't?" I ting and went this way :
*   *    ei, "Ceune up and jine <lc army of dc
An  ambassador  having    come    to Lord, sister.
Sparta from 1 Yrintlms, spoke at great       "Ah limit- Jine.
length.     "Wb.it   answer   shall   1   re-1    "Where you jine?"
turn tn the Perinthiahs?" he asked. 'I jine de  Baptist Church
"Say,"  replied  the  king, "that you '    "Lawdie, sister, dat  am t d
lalkcd" a great deal, and that 1 did not I Dat's dc navy."
ulter a  word." !     This joke went the rounds.    Vutluc-
��    ���    �� villc-performers Anally seized upon il,
and  Marshall   P. Wilder used it in a
I have people look at such gas-fixtures,
usly,  "but I as  I  have provided.    This spring I'm
eat a pint going  to  paint  the  front  and   back
porches and let it go at that.'
"Thank you very much," said the
lady meekly. "You have saved me a
lot of trouble. That is all we really
expected to have done, but I was
afraid that I should have lo make
the same old bluff to get that much
out of you."
At Garnet! a ne��ro woman who had
been   employed  at  housework  by  a
In Ihe early days of Wisconsin two
of the must prominent lawyers of Ihe
iriny! i Stale were George li. Smith and I S.
i Sloan, lhe latter of whom had a habit
I of injecting into his remarks  to thc
court   the  expression,  "Y'our   Honor,
I have an idea."    A certain case had
newly married couple was telling how |ffig *"! a ''"'B1! "l,,"f %}*** 'Y'7,
the young wife loved her husband.      inward      London     lunch     used   it
private vaudeville at   Windsor  Castle   Deen   dragging  along  through   a   hot
"Yei'm," she saiel, 'She eles 'pears
lei analyze   dat  man."
"'Analyze'?" exclaimed the woman
who was hearing the itory. "You
mean 'iilolize-,' elo you nol f"
"I mean she des luv 'im to clef," was
the reply.
ummer day when Sloan sprang to bis
feet wilh his e,ld remark. "Your
and paid real money for it. Finally it , Honor, I have an idea."
was permitted to retire. Recently i Smith immediately bounded Up, as
seeme one dug it up. and the joke Is Uuming an impressive attitude, and In
now meeting with large success in the  great solemnity said :
You can't;     "May  it   please  the  court,   I   move
that a writ of habeas corpus be issueel
sen-lie of its lirsl  activity.
keep a good joke down.
well known
Addison Mizner,   th
vivcttr and cosmopolitan, lamented ai ;
a  roof  garden   supper  in   New   York
by this court immediately to take the
learned gentleman's idea out of soli-
In   moonshine  districts,  where  thc
whisky looks like water and is drunk
like water, strange ideas prevail as! the decay of bohemianisni.
te, what intoxication really is. In a "The bohemianism eif Murger���
village one Saturday afternoon, a man - where is it?" he said. "Nowhere.
lay in tbe broiling sun in the middle of | Search the Boulevard des Italiens
the road with an empty bottle by his J search Piccadilly, search the Great
side.    "He's, drunk; lock him up," lhe White  Way���you'll  find  nothing  hut
sheriff said. But a woman interposed
hastily. "No, he ain't drunk," she
���aid,    "1 jest seen his fingers move."
e*       *       *
A famous spinster, known throughout the country for her character, was
cold,   calculating,   mercenary   hearts.
"In a lobster palace, over a woodcock and a bottle of champagne, I
enice heard a mi" Imaged widower say
ardently to a beawr!f'tl show girl :
"'It is true' thKI I a :i slightly older
for the collection of garbage can now be purchased from the health inspector, Municipa;
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue,  as  provided  by the  bylaw.
Box  1224,  South Vancouver.
To whom it May Concern :
TAKE NOTICE, that licences are now di
by   all   hawkers,   peddlers,   express   and  dra;
men,  doing  business  in  South  Vancouver.
Any hawker, peddler, express and draym:..
found doing business ol this nature with;
the Municipality without a Sojth Vancouv.
Licence will be prosecuted as provided by tl.
Trades   Licence  Bylaw.
Chief of Polic
Dated July 31,  1512.
tary  ronlinement.
"Have yeeu crackers r.f any kind?"
asked one of an alttotHohitc party as
he entered a little store by the roadside nine miles from the nearest town.
"No, I'm jest out o' crackers," was
the reply. "I had some last week,
but a man conic along here the other
day and bought all 1 had���darn it
all! Seems like as soon as I lay in
a stock of anything someone comes
along and buys it all o' mc, an' I got
to bother  round  gittin' more."
"Have you any sardines?"
"Not a one. I got a dozen boxes
a couple o' months ago, but some
fellers on a fishin' tottse come along
the other day an' bought the last two
boxes���plague take 'em! Seems as
though I can't keep nothin' on hand
fer my customers!"
"Well, have you any oranges or
fruit of any other kind?"
"No, I ain't. I got half-a-box o'
oranges two or three weeks ago an'
a auto load o' people come along an'
grabbed up the last of 'em the other
dav. I told 'em that if they tuk 'em
all I'd jest have to git some more, an'
I'd a good mind not te> let 'em have
"My wife wants a S"ool e,f white
thread.    Have you anv?"
'Sold the last spool 1 ht'l Sat'day,
dang it all! I tell ye, this kcepin'
store is mighty discouragin' bizness.
Soon as you lay in a lot o' stuff someone comes in an' buys it all off'n you
an' you got to hvs.lc around an' git
mi'-ie. A man come in this mornin'
an' bought the last bit o' cheese I had,
an' here I was 'lottin' on havin' it
last a couple o' weeks yet. It discourages me so sellin' things most as
soon as I git 'em on the shelves that
I've a good mind to sell out an' go
hack to farmin' where you ain't pestered the way you are when you keep
sto'.  I'm plum discouraged!"
The Government Auditing Commissioner of
the above-named Municipality will have hii
office open  from  10 to  11  in the forenoon of
each day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for the purpose of
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner may be present and may make any
objection to such accounts as are before the
C. M. C.
In "The Little Rebel," Imperial Theatre, November 1 and 2
A bachelor had courted a girl for
a. long time without coming to the
point. One evening in Leap Y'ear,
thc young lady being musical, he
tpok her to a concert.
_ The orchestra played No. 6, a selection that seemed to the bachelor very
beautiful. He bent over his companion and whispered :
"How lovely that is! What is it,
do you know?"
She smiled demurely and replied in
a b.w, thrilling voice :
"It  is  the  'Maiden's  Prayer.'"
"The 'Maiden's Prayer'?" he repeated  in  astonishment.     "Why "
But she handed him her programme,
pointing to No. 6 with her finger.
He  read  and  started,  for  the  real
name of the selection was "Mendelssohn's Wedding March."    He bought
the ring thc next day.
*    *    *
Not all city folks are as ignorant
of the farmers' surroundings as the
farmers sometimes suppose. This
was evidenced by an incident in the
stay of a young New Yorker on a
New England farm.
"Well young man." said the farmer to his city boarder, who was up
early and looking around, "ben o'tt
to hear the haycock crow, I suppose?" And the farmer winked at
his hired man.
The city man smiled. "No," said
he suavely; "I've merely been out
<ying a knot in a cord of wood."
entertaining a number of little girls
from a charitable institution. After
.he luncheon the children were shown
ihrough the place, in order that they
night enjoy the many beautiful things
it contains. "This," said thc spinster,
indicating a statue, "is Minerva."
"Was Minerva married?" asked one
of the little girls.
"No, my child," said thc spinster,
with a smile; "Minerva was the God.
dess of Wisdom."
* *   *
While a travelling man was waiting
for an opportunity to show his samples
to a merchant in a little backwoods
town in Missouri, a customer came in
and bought a couple of nightshirts.
Afterwards a long, lank lumberman,
with his trousers stuffed in his boots," |
said to thc merchant :
"What was them 'ere that feller
"Night shirts. Can I sell you one
or two?"
"Naup, I reckon not," said the Mis-
sourian. "I don't set around much o'
* *    *
At the consecration of a certain
French cardinal there were a great
number of bishops sitting under the
dome of the Sorbonnc, where the
ceremony was performed, when a
lady present, astonished with the
spectacle, exclaimed : "What a fine
sight is this, to see all these bishops
sitting in such order! Melhinks I
am in heaven." "Ir. heaven," replied
thc gentleman who sat next to her;
"why. madam, there are not in heaven
half so many bishops as you see here."
* *      ek
A wolf and a fox and a lion having banded themselves together snared
a goat and a stag and a hare. And
the lion said to thc wolf, "Divide
these among us." The wolf said, "The
goat is for thee, the stag is for me,
and the hare is for thc fox," and when
the lion heard these words he became
wroth and leaped upon the wolf and
choked him. Then he said to the fox.
"Do thou divide the spoil." And the
fox said to him, "The goat is for thy
breakfast, the hare for thy lunch, and
the stag for thy supper"; and thc
lion said to him, "Whence hast thou
than yourself,.but you must remember
that a man is as young as he feels,
and as for me '
"But thc show girl interrupted
coldly ;
"'Oh, 1 don't care anything about
that,' s!ie s id.    'The only thing lhat
Manual Training
At the regular meeting of the South
Vancouver Teachers' Association Mr.
Woodcock, inspector of manual training for South Vancouver, gave an
address dealing with the subject eif
handwork for the classes between the
kindergarten and those already provided for in the woodwork classes,
lie discussed elay modeling and cardboard modeling in a comprehensive
An interesting discussion followed
with a vote of thanks to the speaker.
Tragedy! Tragedy! Tragedy!
A Prairie Wife
None of her youthful beauty re-1
mains. She has lost the freshness in I
the prairie wind, thc round figure between the awkward kitchen steps and j
the pump. The curved cheek has
melted into the hard line of jaw and j
cheek bone. The mouth has lost its
old quick curves. The eyes are tired,
and a little accusing���accusing, not of
the husband, nor of the prairie, but |
accusing the life itself. She is a tired
woman, with nothing left to dream
about. The husband is out yonder,
busy in the fields among his men;
among his horses; he gets to town
sometimes, a 20-mile journey. He
banters his wife affectionately, but she
does not respond, as she once responded. Not all prairie wives arc
over-worked, starving for the things
that dull the ache of mere existence,
but there are many of them. When
wc talk glibly of the golden grain, the
empire's granary, the very sturdy
Western farmer, she is left out of the
picture, while she should be glorified
in her dirty apron, her untidy hair,
her worn temper, and her overworked
hands. She is the heroine of thc
plains, and often when the wheat has
made thc farmer rich and given his
daughters finishing touches in Paris,
the heroine is taken on a tour of the
world, when it is too late, when she
is too tired to respond to new stimulants, too weary to care for the color
of life again.���"Canadian Collier's.''
The Author of "A Prairie Wife"
None tjft his youthful beauty remains, rfl has lost his freshness in
the ill-vertdlated school anil stuffy office, the manly figure ^between the
King Edtfttrd bar andl���i���Brothers'
pool room. The curved'cheek has
melted into the hard'line ut jaw and
dieek bone. The mcfcth has lost its
eeld quick curves. Th����eyes are tired,
and a: liltle blood-shpt���bloodshot,
not from the dust from thc bitulithic,
but blood-shot fromlxioze itself. He
is a tired character, with nothing
left to dream about.? His younger
brother, and a few boyhood friends
who were too active to suit him, too
ambitious to have poor, hardworking father support them and keep
them in cigarette funds, are out yonder, busy in the fields among their
men, among their horses; they get to
town sometimes, a 20-mile journey,
and the fewer times the better. He
banters his ambition affectionately,
but she does not respond as she once
responded. Not all Toronto writers
are over-worked, starving for the
things that dull the ache of mere existence, but there are many of them.
When we talk glibly of the Eastern
millionaire, he is left out of the picture, while he should be glorified in
his dirty collar, his long aesthetic hair,
his warm imagination, and his over-
weirkcd salary. He is the "heroine" of
the East, and often when his writings have made thc publisher rich, and
given his daughters finishing touches
in Paris, the "heroine" is handed a blue
envelope, wdien it is too late, when
he is too tired to respond to new
stimulants, too weary to care for the
color of life again.
Collingwood  Homesites
Every thinking man should realize that in continuing to
pay rent he is not providing for the future of his family.
For a very small cash payment a splendid Homesite may
be secured in our Collingwood Terrace Subdivision.
This subdivision runs freun Westminster Road back to the
Central I'ark Irani line. Aberdeen Street being the western
boundary. There being no building restrictions, any
purchaser may erect a modest cottage to suit his circumstances.
The Lots are ready to bc built on. are high and free from
water.     Electric light  and  City water are- available. Lots
may be purchased feer $30 cash and $10 per month. Ask
for full particulars.
National  Finance   Company
l'hone : Seymour 9560 Corner Pender and Hamilton
Real Estate Department
Private Exchange Connecting  all   Departments
"Coal Strike"
Stove Wood���14 inch Lengths
$3.50 per Load
Corner Bodwell  Road and Ontario Street
Phone : Fraser No. 41 Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
Before having, your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western  Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C,
Thorne  Metal  Store  Front  Bars,  Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Donaldson   &   McDonald
Dealers in
All Kinds of Chicken Feed
4213 Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 1514
We Do iNlot Carry
Automobile Advertisements
But we reach 35,000 South Vancouver and Burnaby
people who buy all thc necessaries of life  and a few
of thc luxuries.
Our readers are the people of the sound middle-class
���the people 'whose moncv paxs thc annual dividends
ei/' the B. C. E. Railway.
Therefore this paper is the advertising medium for
thc man selling the necessaries of life���from building
lots to baby carriages.
Our circulation in the Old Country is larger than that
of all the Vancouver papers combined.   Weekly, a copy
of "The Chinook," paid for by thc South Vancouver
Board of Trade, is placed upon the reading tables of
every public library in Great Britain and Ireland.
Greater   Vancouver  Publishers
4601 Main Street Phone : Fair. 1874
Bridge Street is the first name
on the list of routes.
S'eme day in the near future
it will he a through street from
Kiver Road into Vancouver,
along which considerable freight
and merchandise will he hauled
to and from thc North Arm
Look at your map: you will
observe that Bridge Street is the
backbone of Vancuuver. Its
position warrants the assertion
that property located on and
near it must increase to several
times its present value.
The carline is nearly completed to 16th Avenue, and it is only
reasonable to suppose    that    it
will reach River Road within a
few years.
We have for sale a few choice
Lots on and near to Bridge
Street and River Road.
They are selling from $550 up,
and you cannot find anything on
the  market  to  equal  them.
To homebuilders we sell at
$50 cash and $10 per month.
Take the Davie car to 25th
Avenue, change to the Rosenberg Road car, get off at River
Road, and come up to our office,
corner Ash Street and River
Our man lives on the ground
and  thc  office  is  always  open.
To see is to buy!
Phone : Coll. 18
Branch : Cor. River Rd. and Ash St.
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
It contains the choicest Residential and Business
Property on the Peninsula
Is the heart of this thriving Municipality. We have
been established here since 1905, and invite correspondence regarding investments. We can place
money on first mortgage at 8 per cent., and transact
all financial business.
Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, B.  C.
Bank of Vancouver, Collingwood, B. C.
Financial and Estate Agents
317 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B. C.
Fire, Insurance and Loans
Collingwood East, B. C.
No. 1 Road and Grant (Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash
payment. These lots are cleared, and some have been
resold at nearly double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near Park Avenue.
Cleared. Splendid Business Site. Away below market
The widening and paving of Westminster Road are now
an assured fact, and prices will soon be on the jump. Get
in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Phone :  Collingwood 13R
Heaters for the Winter
The cool long nights are nearly here.   We have a complete line
of heaters.
The shooting season is on.   You don't need to go to the City to buy
your ammunition.   See us.
CD       rCADMCV     Formerly Manitoba
���    Da     l*" ELMrteNIEl T Hardware Co.
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at the shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
S^THE U0Y or we House
Borrowing Trouble
A weetnan who signs herself "Mr>.
Bumble Bee" contributes ��� long lei
ter to thc Housekeepers' Confidential
Column e,f a daily newspaper, in whie'h
she gives much housewifely advice le.
ejlher feminine readers. Prom the
tone of her letter she is evidently the
wife e,f a small farmer, fur she says :
"I wish there were 11<>t see many bugs,
and that every State in the Union
would protect the birds better. I
worry feer this country a hundred
years from now."
Nee doubt Mrs. Bumble does truly
worry, in her female conservationist
seen], for the future of the country;
but te) look ahead a hundred years ber
'eiie's tremble seems like borrowing
it at a high rate eef interest. Vet Mrs.
Bumble Bee is only one of a large
Dumber of honest, fearful folks who
carry with them Ihe burden of a
thousand disasters that never occur,
and of ruin that is somehow always
narrowly averted. The Prohibitionist
heeiks mournfully forward tej a sodden and helpless land of bibbers; and
still the major part of us manage tej
take a drink now and then, get the
business done, and go home to read
the evening paper and enjoy domestic tranquillity, Mathematical proofs
in plenty show that the ocean is drying up, that the supply of coal is giving out, that the oxygen in thc air is
gradually beii g absorbed, that the
world is becoming cold at the core,
that land is wearing out and food is
bound to become extinct, and other
woes that make borrowers of trouble
like Mrs. Bumble worry for the country a hunilreel years from now.
The facl is, we have managed to
get aleeiig somehow so far, and the
probability is that we can squirm
tlirejttgh a few more centuries. Just
as the weirld is on ils last legs something turns up ti; give it another lease
of existence. Most of the best literature eif tlie weirld has been pessimistic, feir Ihe harder the average
man lliinks about the future the more
evident il becomes that things can't
gn ��� ni much farther. There is one
successful optimist, Mother Nature���
and she writes no books about her
doctrine. She just plugs along, doing a little here and there, patching
the torn spots, darning her socks,
cobbling her shoes, and making the
best of a very uncertain and wobbly
property called  Earth.���Puck.
The Motion-picture Show
Hundreds of parents, for example,
are condemning the motion-picture
shows that have sprung up like mush-
reeonis all over Ihe country. And
why? ' Because, they say. the films
shown are either trivial or border on
tlie vulgar. Therefore the motion-
picture show is at once "a menace to
our young." and "it must be stopped."
But what these gejod folks overlook
is the very important fact that no
other educational factor so fraught
with tremendous possibilities has
ever appeared ill the world's history
as the motion picture. The real
trouble is not with the motion picture,
for we do not object to it when it is
rightly used in lectures and travelogues, but with its abuse. If, for example, the school and the church were
as alert as the theatre both would
leeng ago have adopted the motion pic.
Hire as an accepted adjunct to their
work. That the motion-picture film
is destined to piay a tremendous part
in all educational, religious and social
uplift work admits of no discussion.
The trouble is that the agencies that
should see the tremendous value in
thc motion picture are lagging behind, while the alert purveyor to the
public amusement long ago saw its
value for his purpose, and is reaping
the harvest of his discernment.
Meanwhile, while church and
school are making up their minds the
motion-picture show around the
corner is busy every night, and it behooves us not to condemn the motion
picture itself, but to see that the right
kinds of films are made part of the
programmes that are nightly seen by
thousands of our young people. There
are, and in plenty, excellent films that
are educative and uplifting in their
character, and if the people of every
town will insist to the manager of the
local motion-picture show that one j
or Iw.i good films shall be given each
night, along with those of lighter |
vein, they will bc given. The business i
eef a manager of a motion-picture|
show or any other kind of show is
not to offend the people of his town :
he is there to get their patronage,
and if he is shown a demand for the
educational picture in his program he
can he depended upon to respond to|
that demand. But wholesale condemnation of the motion picture is absolutely wide of the point. Wc must
make up our minds that it has come
to stay, and if we cannot induct the
local shows to give the thousands of
young people who attend them the
right kind of pictures, then the church,
school or club must wake up and use
thc motion-picture film and put up an
opposition show, as has already been
done in some towns with excellent
*    *    *
The Children and the Chores
We talk sadly of the higher cost of
living, but we should stop lo think
lhat this higher cost has been brought
about by ourselves, and that we can
today control it, and by what seem
very small matters���for example, the
parents and grandparents of thc present generation of youth were educated by doing the chores. This was
commonly a matter not only of discipline but of necessity as well. The
chores had to be done, and the boys
and girls had to do them. There were
snow to be shoveled, wood to be
split, fires to bc made; there were
rooms to be swept, clothes to be
mended, meals to be prepared and
served. The "hired man" had duties
of his own, and the "hired girl" was
busy. The young folks had to help
out. They had a definite share of the
domestic responsibilities.
The chores educated the children.
They taught them habits of punctual-
, ity, of thoroughness .'end of persever-l
' ance.     I hey made them think.    They
! were all apprenticeship in the world's
work.     In   the   Colonial   days,   when
every   gentleman   could     harness     a
horse,  ami  every  lady  could    bake
bread,   ihe   boys  anel  girls   matured
j early.     We   celebrate,     tor     example,
the birthday e,i emerge Washington,
ami   teach   mir   youth   what   a   great
j man  he-  was     Hut  do we realize that1
.Washington was already a man, do-1
ftag lerioui  work and giving eirdcrs,
[al   an   age   when   our   s.nis   are   still
[ schoolboys? The chores temk the
1 children out eef the dependent class
and make them partners in the domestic business���cei-operativc. self-reliant. I
often the children hated  them    See
I much the better! They thus learned
ieeiie eif Life's greatest lessons ; the
jlesseeii of doing what wc don't like to
Then we changed the old conditions,
and tipeiii this change hang two of the
, ills that we complain so much about :
the ceist of living and the irreipon
I sibility tti children. The cost of living is increased by the employment
of persons to do the work for which
the children were formerly responsible. Of eeitirse those who are comfortably fixed in this world's g'eeeels
are under decided difficulties in this
matter. In the ease of their children
the chores would be an artificial imposition, The boys know that it is
nol necessary for them to stoke the
furnace, and the girls know that it
is nejt necessary for them to make
the beds. But, after all, the well-to.
dee are in the minority. The rest of
us may find it well worth while to
dispense   with   some   of   our   present
domestic service and let the children
do the chores.
For Christmas flowers in the house, plant the
following bulbs now :
Roman Hyacinths, 35c per doz.; $2.65 per 100.
Paper White Narcissus, 25c per doz.; $1.75 per
Freesias, 10c per doz.; 75c per 100.
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
Phone Sey. 988 and 5727
J. Shaw
E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
All Kinds of Building Material
Dealers in Lumber, Brick, Sand, Lime, Gravel, Taeoma Plaster,
Satin Spar, Etc.
Birds' Legs in Flight
Most birds of prey habitually carry
their legs behind in flight except when
about tei strike their quarry. Water-
birds also fly with their legs extended
behind, and pheasants, grouse, and
other gallinaceous birds do the same
thing as they arc well under way.
But the perching birds, such as English blackbirds, sparrows, robins, and
swallows, when in flight carry their
legs drawn up in front. The habit
of humming-birds is uncertain, although some have been photographed
carrying their legs iu front.
We have the latest machinery for the manufacture of doors and
sashes.   Wc make them any size and any style to suit purchaser.
Our aim is to please every patron, and our work is of the best.
We are prepared to do work at the shortest notice. Let us give you
an estimate.    Our prices are right.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
A newly married couple and a
friend were travelling by train, when
they were suddenly plunged into the
darkness of a tunnel. There was no
light in thc car, and when they abruptly returned to daylight the bride and
the bridegroom were caught kissing
The friend was embarrassed, and
he said the lirst thing that came into
his head : "That���ah���that tunnel
cost two million dollars."
Thc bridegroom nodded his head
wisely. "Well," he said judicially, "it
was worth it."
Large Lots at Central Park, close to School and
70x165.    Price $670; one-fifth cash, balance over three
The cheapest buys in this district for Houses,
Come in and see our list.
Station.    Lot
and Acreage.
Granitoid   Pavement
This is  the Only   Pavement Constructed   Entirely of Local
Concrete is recognized as the only material
suitable for permanent work, and is used as the
foundation for all modern pavements.
Concrete pavements have been laid extensively
in Canada and the United States, and are becoming more popular each year. Over one half
million yards of concrete pavements were laid
last year in Canada, and over two million yards
in the l'nited States.
The discovery of a satisfactory concrete wearing surface, suited for heavy traffic streets, has
been made in Granitoid Pavement after years of
experimenting and study. In our Granitoid Pavement we have a concrete base and a concrete
wearing surface that will meet all the requirements of automobile and vehicular traffic, and a
pavement that will become more durable with
An investment in Granitoid pays the highest
returns in durability and satisfactory service.
Watch Westminster Road, from Main to
Prince Edward, also Davie Street and Columbia
Street, in Vancouver.
British Columbia  Granitoid  &  Contracting  Limited
48   Exchange  Building Vancouver, B. C. TEN
Electric Irons
Make Housework Easy
To prove this statement we will
tend any of our lighting customers
a ��#*?l!��*2�� Iron on
Ten Days' Free Trial
Points in favor of the tfl4JttAi~ih' 1R0N���I Hot at
the point. 2 Cool at the '9tv1f^Zl>' handle. 3 Has
stand in connection with iron. 4 Is covered by ironclad
guarantee by manufacturers.
Carrall &
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We  carry everything in  the  Liquor  Line
No order too small, and none too large for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
909  Dominion Trust  Building;, Vancouver,  B. C.
Telephones :     Office 8497.    Works 6203.        Works 9328.    Works  9179
South Vancouver
Subdivision of District Lot 665
Opposite  the   Municipal   Mall,   fronting  on   Fraser   Avenue,
Wilson Road and intersecting streets
All Lots cleared and graded
Prices :���Fraser Avenue $2,600 each and up
Wilson Road      900    "
Other Lots        525    "
Terms :���One-fifth cash; balance 6, 12, 18 and 24 months
For further particulars apply
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Api cements For Sale Purchased
Hassam Paving Co. of B. C, Limited
Layers of Hassam Compressed Concrete (Patented)
"You can do better at this store"
26th Avenue and Main Street
Phone Your Wants to Fairmont 784
Wonderful Horse Taming Exhibition
There never was b boric-tamer to
compare with the Iowa farmer, Rarey,
whose wonderful feats with vicious
animals made him famous the weirld
over. One eei bis most remarkable
exploits���remarkable alse, as showing
how simple hit methods were���is rc-
I called in "Sporting Stories" by Thur-
Cruiser was the property oi Lord
Dorchester, and was I favorite fur the
Derby in Wild Payroll's year, but
broke down about a month before ihe
race. Like all borsea of Venison's
blood, Ins temper was bad, and his
owner was glad i" gel ml of him.
When started feer Kawclitfe. the man
wini hael him in charge was tuld on
me account tei put him in a stable, i<>r
lie would never get him out.
The injunction was disregarded; for,
when the man wanted seeme refresh*
ment, he put Cruiser iu tin- public
stable and left him.   In order to get
him OUt, the rem! had to be ripped oil.
At Kawelifle, Cruiser was always exhibited by a Kr,""n with a ticKet-of-
leave bludgeon ill ilis hand, and lew
were bold enough to venture into the
animal's enclosure,
For months he had been tormented
by a huge bit, and had his bead encased in a complication of iron bars
ami plates and bis body lejaded with
chains. Once he broke an iron bar,
an inch thick, in two, with his teeth,
lie often smashed thc heavy planks
of his stall to splinters, and would
kick and scream for ten minutes to-
Igcther, as if possessed uf a demon.
Knowing all this, and without a
moment's hesitation, Rarey undertook to tame him, and, accompanied
hy Lord Dorchester, proceeded to the
encounter. ���'Whatever happens, my
Lord," he said, "don't speak or interfere. At least, not until you sec me
under his feet."
The compact made, Rarey resolutely
walked into the arena, which consisted of a loose box divided by a half-
door of sonic four feet or more in
height. Stepping i|uictly up to his
barrier, he leaned his arm upon it, so
that it was just covered by a thick
iron bar that ran along thc top of thc
gate, and looked fixedly at thc savage
animal Cruiser���from whom muzzle,
headstall, anil all such impedimenta
had been removed by some mechanical arrangements, for no one dared go
near enough to touch him���who made
his usual dash to pounce upon the intruder. Rarey stood perfectly motionless, altering neither his attitude
nor his expression in the slightest degree.
Thinking he had his enemy by the
arm, the horse seized and worried the
bar as if he would have bitten it
through. Again and again, retiring
to the farther corner of the box to
gain more impetus, he rushed at thc
mysterious stranger, actually screaming in the uncontrollable violence of
his rage. Rarey sustained these successive charges without moving or
changing   his   lixed   gaze.
At length, after more than an hour
of this frantic fury on one side anil
cool patience em the other, the redeemable Cruiser, exhausted, dripping
with sweat, and completely puzzled
in his equine mind about the motionless figure that he could no longer
believe to be human, came up quietly
and touched it with his nose. Then
Rarey threw open the half-door, and
walked boldly up to him. Perfectly
e|tiiet. the animal made no further attempt lee molest him, and the conquest was complete. Three hours
afterward Lord Dorchester was on
Cruiser's back, where he had not been
for three years previously.
Playing Chess with Bullets
Devotees   of   the   ancient   game   of
chess  will bc interested i" the following account of a game played by
Charles   XII.   eif   Sweden,   with   his
lieutenant, Grothusen, while encamped at Bender in 1713. According to
the late Willard Fiske iu "Chess
Tales," the Swedish monarch had exhausted the patience of his Mi sleni
enemy, whose army had begun a
'sharp fusiladc em the headquarter! of
the exile king.
Charles ami Grothusen were playing chess .me afternoon in the latter
pari of January, 1713. The morning
iiael been Ipenl in riding about the de.
'femes round which ihiriy thousand
i Turks and Tartars lay encamped.
Although the violent assaults that
took place a few days afterwards had
not yet commenced, the Moslem army
warned lhe besieged monarch of what
he might expect by sending an occasional ball whistling over the house
in which thc headquarters were established.
The game was far advanced, and
Charles, who played the white, had a
decided advantage. With the admirable calmness that he knows so well
how to assume in the presence of
danger, he gazed for a long time at
the position, and al last announced
mate in three moves.
Hardly had the words escaped from
his lips when a bullet, shattering one
of the windowpanes, ended ils llighl
by removing freim the board ami
breaking into fragments the white
knight. Charles, who was about to
lean back in his chair with the self-
satisfied air of a victor, looked vexed
at Ihis unexpected loss. But Grothusen, who was not Ilis equal in coolness, leaped from his seat in dismay.
Charles reproved him wilh a laugh,
and said, "Where is my other knight,
Grothusen? Find it and work out
the mate."
But before the Minister could find
the piece, lhe eye of Charles was
struck by lhe position of thc forces,
and he remained for some minutes
gazing at the board. At length he
raised his head with a smile. "I don't
think we need the knight; I believe
that I can afford to give it to you
and still bc able to mate you in four
The monarch had just made this
announcement when a second bullet
actually Hew through the open door,
and took its way merrily as thc first
had done towards thc royal chessboard. The white pawn at thc rook's
second square shared the fate of the
knight, and fell in small pieces of
ivory upon thc floor. Grothusen, remembering thc satirical laugh of
Charles, only turned pale without
stirring from his chair.
"Yeui have our good friends, the
Turks, upon your side, Grothusen."
said thc King. "It will hardly be expected that I can compete both
against you and thirty thousand
heathen, especially if you employ such
powerful weapons. This is the first
time I have seen chess played with
muskets. But wait a moment and let
me sec if my game is not good
enough to allow mc to dispense with
this unlucky pawn also.- I have it!"
he shouted, and laughed so loudly that
he might have been heard beyond the
entrenchments. "I have it! I have
great pleasure in informing you that
there is undoubtedly a mate in five
And Charles would not allow
Grothusen to leave the apartment until he had solved the problem.
Gives     Reason     Why     He     Made
Appointment   of   Assistant   Fire
Reports of dissatisfaction of members of Ward IV Fire Hall were ol-
licially brought to the notice of Ihe
Fire, Light, and Water Committee at
a meeting 00 Saturday afternoon.
Chief Wand staled that he regretted
that there was dissatisfaction over
the appointment of the Assistant
Chief, lor the reason that Capt. hi-.ig
rose was a good captain, and a good
man at a lire. Councillor Third wauled to know if No. 4 Hall had not been
slighted by the chief. He had heard
that it had been. Captain Ringrose
had been with thc department from
the first, and had been found to be
an exceptionally good man.
Chief Wand replied that he had neit
in any way slighted No. 4 Hall; thr.t
it had received the same consideration that every other hall 'i'nl been
given. The reason he appointed the
present assistant chief was that both
Captains Smith and Ringrose were
good, efficient men, with equal qualifications for the position. If one were
appointed, however, the other would
be sure to object, and he had taken
the only way out of the problem by
appointing a stranger. The assistant
chief had been six years in the department in Montreal, and gave every
evidence of being capable.
The committee decided that the
question was one to be settled by the
chief, rather than by the committee
Residence Burned
Early on Sunday morning lire broke
out in a three-storey residence at
the comer of Forty-eighth Avenue
and Fraser Street, and occupied by
Mr. A Hilkirk. Despite the efforts of
the fire department, which labored for
over three hours, tbe building was
totally destroyed. Considerable of the
furniture was saved by Police Constables Anthony and Small. The loss
is estimated between $4,000 and $5,000.
It is thought that the .fire originated
from the furnace.
During the progress of the fire Captain Harweiod, of Xo. 3 Fire Hall, received injuries to his hand and thigh,
and was attended to by Dr. Robertson,
who put several stitches in the wound
on the hand.
Communication Received by Finance
At a meeting oi the Finance Committee on Monday morning, a letter
was read from the secretary eif the
Vancouver General Hospital, asking
the South Vancouver Council to arrange for an appointment between
the Council and a special committee
of the hospital board for the purpose
eef going into the question of patients
treated in the hospital from outside
The communication follows a resolution passed by the Vancouver City
Council, asking the hospital board to
arrive at what in their opinion is a
fair proportion for the adjacent muni-
eipalities of South Vancouver, Point
Grey, and Burnaby, and other municipalities sending patients to the hospital to pay to the hospital.
It was decided to refer the matter
to the next meeting of the health
 1   tsm "
A certain king was in company with
one of his philosophers, and as they
passed through a ruined village they
saw there two owls; and he said to
the philosopher, "What are these
birds saying to each other?" And the
philosopher said, "I understand something of what they are saying, and if
thou wilt swear unto me that thou
wilt do me no harm, I will shew thee."
And when the king had sworn to
him the philosopher said : "One of
the owls hath a son and the other a
daughter, and they wish to arrange a
marriage between them. Thc owl
with thc daughter is willing to give
her one hundred ruined villages as a
dowry, but the other one will not accept them, and demandeth more. The
father of the daughter, having no
more to give, promiseth his fellow,
saying, 'If this king ruleth his kingdom in the way in which he is now
ruling it for one year more, I will give
thee a thousand ruined villages.'"
When the king heard this he was rebuked, and he began to work righteousness.
A Mild Smoke
First Cabman���Paper says there's
'ole districts of London where you
couldn't find a 'ansom if you wanted
one. Second Cabman���Bloomin' lot
more difficult to find the bloke as
wants one.
Messrs. Hamilton Brothers Have
Opened Furniture and Undertaking
Establishment on Fraser Street
Which Equals the Best Stores on
the Pacific Coast
When Messrs. M. C. and G. W
Hamilton threw open the doe.rs of thc
new home furnishing store on Iras.r
Streel last  Monday, a milestone  was
established in ihe commercial progress of South Vancouver,
Where the consumers are, there
are the opportunities for the retail
man. South Vancouver has 35,ikxi
consumers.    Therefore  there    is    no
question but Hamilton Brothers' large
investment in the heart ed South Vancouver will prove profitable���profitable to themselves and to the scores
of customers who are now patronizing the store and the many others
whose attention will be demanded as
the weeks go by.
Their furniture anil general hotisc-
furnisliiug establishment is one of
great extent, equalling in size some
of the larger furniture stores of Vancouver proper.
Several car loads of stock, purchased from lhe factory direct, were dis-
playeel em Monday last, and the pnj-
priclors point out that by purchasing
large consignments from ihe manufacturers they save for the consumer
a nice margin.
Seen recently at the store, 0271
Fraser Slreel, between 48th and 49th
Avenues, Mr. M. C. Hamilton declared that the outlook was exceptionally bright.
"They seem lo appreciate thc fact,"
said he, "lhat we are doing something
for ihe community in opening up in
South Vancouver, Our sales have
been quite extensive, and we have
been impressed wilh the apparent
prosperity eef the small householders
in the district who have favored us
wilh orders."
Continuing, Mr. Hamilton said:
"Before taking up entr Seetilh Vancouver enterprise, we were told that lhe
South Vancouver man usually had
lhe advantage over the city buyer, insofar that he is ever ready to pay
cash for his purchases. We have
found this the case here, and believe
that such a healthy condition of affairs is most creditable lo thc community."
Messrs. Hamilton are freim the
Prairie Provinces. They are samples
of the prosperous Prairie people,
whose coming to the Coast usually
means increased prosperity feir Vancouver and the community surrounil-
ing. They carried on for ten years
successful furniture and undertaking
businesses at Prince Albert, Saskatoon and other Alberta and Saskatchewan centres previous to coming over
the mountains. The success that attended their ventures heretofore will
undoubtedly follow them in South
In connection with the big house-
furnishing store, a modern undertaking department is conducted by
Messrs. Hamilton. The brothers
will be prepared to conduct funerals
in South Vancouver, bringing to the
undertaking profession that degree of
dignity and tact which can only be
attained through years of experience.
Mrs. Siddons
The following whimsical account of
Mrs. Siddons' lirst appearance in Dublin is taken from an old Irish newspaper. When it was first published
her friends wcre outrageous against
thc author, who, however, kept himself concealed. It differs slightly
from our present dramatic reviews ;
"()n   Saturday     Mrs.     S .about
whom all thc world has been talking,
exposed her beautiful, adamantine,
soft and lovely person for the first
time at Smock Alley Theatre in Ihe
bewitching, melting and all-tearful
character of Isabella. From the repeated panegyrics in the impartial
London newspapers, we were taught
to expect the sight of a heavenly
angel, but how were we supcr-natur-
ally surprised into the most awful joy
al beholding a mortal goddess.
"The house was crowded with hundreds more than it could hold! She
was nature itself! She was Ihe most
exquisite work of art; she was the
very daisy, primrose, tuberose, sweet
briar, furze-blossom, gilliflower, wallflower, cauliflower, auricula anil rosemary; in short, she was the bejuqiiet
of Parnassus.
"One hundred and nine ladies fainted, forty-six went into liis, and ninety-live had strong hysterics. The
world will scarcely credit tbe truth
when they are told that fourteen children, five old women, eme hundred
tailors, and six common councilmen
were actually drowned in the inundation of tears that flowed from the galleries, lattices and boxes to increase
the briny flood in the pit. The water
was three feet deep, and the people
that were obliged to stand upon the
benches were, in that position, up to
their ankles in tears."
Discarded straw matting is the very
best lining feer ingrain carpets. Put
old newspapers on the floor, then
lightly tack down the matting and lay
your carpet over that. Thc dirt which
goes through the carpet at sweeping
time will not remain underneath to
grind out the threads, but will go
through the matting on to the papers.
When thc carpet is taken up, take up
the papers arid burn dirt and all.
Church Dedicated
Dedication services were held in the
handsome new Baptist Church on
Fifty-second Avenue on Sunday. The
dedication sermon was preached by
Rev. H. Francis Perry, D.D., pastor
First Baptist Church, Vancouver. In
the afternoon the preacher was the
Rev. N. A. Harkness, M.A., of Grand-
ivicw Baptist Church, and in thc evening Rev. F. H. Waring, M.A.. B.D.,
occupied thc. pulpit. There were large
jcongregations at each service. Mem-
day evening a supper was served
lin the school room, followed by a
public meeting in thc church auditorium.
Geo. Jones
Lime and Interfering horses will
receive special care and attention.
Alt kin^s of hand-made shoes, running ehoes, running plates, toe
plates,  etc.
All horses entrusted to me will receive  every  care  and  attention.
571 Beatty Street
Buy Inside Lots in
Canora, Sask.
five Lines eif railway operate now into
this new fast-growing Prairie City.
Inside properly al firsl Cost, from
$211(1 per lot.    Term-.
514-515 Dominion Trust Building
Church officers are invited to send in
tor tree publication under this head such
announcements as they desire to have
made ol services and meetings for the
current week. To ensure insertion on
Friday, no.icts should be received at this
office by Vvclncsday evening.
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Corner 26th Avenue and Sophia
Street (one block east of Main) : Min.
ister, Rev. George D. Ireland, B.A.
Residence, 275 Twenty-third Avenue
East. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
The Minister will preside at both ser.
vices. Sunday School and Bible class,
conducted by the Minister, at 2.30.
Wednesday Service at 8 p.m. Y. P.
S. C. E., Monday, 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid
Society, third Thursday of the month,
at 2.30 p.m.. President, Mrs. James
Esslemont; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs.
John Mouat.
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Knox Presbyterian Church, Carleton Hall, Collingwood : Services :
Sunday morning, 11.30; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 10.30 a.m.; Young
People's Guild after Evening Service.
Minister :    Rev.  Geo. C.  F.  Pringle.
Residence ;  School Road.
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St. David's Presbyterian Church.
Winsor St., near Bodwell Road : Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m., Sunday
School and Bible Class at 2.31).
Prayer Meeting Wednesday, 7.30.
Ladies Association, lirst Thursday of
the month at 2.30 p.m.. President. "Mrs.
MacGillivray. Women's Foreign Missionary Society, third Thursday e,f the
month. President. Mrs. E. M. Bige-
low. Y. P. C. E., Monday 8 p.m.
Choir practice, Friday 8 p.m., Organist, Mr. D. Milligan
��� ��   ���
Methodist Church, Westminster
Road, Collingwood : Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 2.30. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m.. Prayer Meeting Wednesday,  8  p.m.
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South Hill Baptist Church: Fraser
Avenue. Services, 11 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Sunday School, 3 p.m. Pastor,
Rev, W. II. Redman.    Residence, 523
Fifty-third Avenue  East.
* *   ���
St.   Peter's   Church,   Main   Street :
Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.;
evening, 7.30. Sunday School, 2.45.
Holy Baptism, 4 p.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m. Vicar :
Rev. G. F. C. Caffin, M.A. Residence,
144 39th Avenue West.
��� *   ��
St. Margaret's Church, Agnes Road,
Cedar Cottage : Services : Sunday
morning, 11 a.m.; Evening, 7.30. Holy
Communion : First Sunday in month,
11 a.m.; third Sunday, 8.30 a.m.; Vicar
Rev.Wm. Bell, M.A., Churchwardens,
Messrs. C Williams and F. W. Tucker.
Organist and choirmaster, A. R. Pearson.
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Ferris Road Methodist Church, 51st
Avenue,  one block west  oi  Fraser :
Sabbath services : 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sabbath School ?nd Adult
Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.; Teacher, Bible
Class, the Pastor. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m., Mr. Frank Harford,
president. Prayer Services, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Choir practice, Friday,
8 p.m.; Choir leader, Mr. T. Coltart.
Ladies' Aid meets first Wednesday in
every month, Mrs. John Pye, president.
��   *   *
Gospel Hall, Gartley Road, Cedar
Cottage: Services; 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sunday School, 3 p.m.; Wednes
day Bible Study, 8 p.m.   All invited.
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Cedar Cottage Hall, Baptist Church
Services: Sunday 11 a.m.   and   7.30
p.m.; Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.
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Cedar Cottage Presbyterian Church :
Services : 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.;
S.S.E. Bible Class, 2.30. Pastor J. C.
* *   *
Mountain View Methodist Church,
corner 28th and Sophia Street : Rev.
J. V. Betts and H. A. Ireland. Services
at 11 a.m. and 7. 30 p.m. Sabbath
School Bible Classes 2.30 p.m. Epworth League on Monday evening at
8 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday
evening at 8.  p.m.
-      lllli
���M SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20,  1912
Geo.  B.  Howard,
Main  and   Harris
Phone : Sey. 7012
Week of October 28 Matinees Wednesday and Saturday
In a dramatization of Rex. Beach's famous novel
PRICES : 25c, 35c, and 50c MATINEES 25c any scat
Organ, good condition, only   $25
Organ,  variety  of  stops,   fine  tone
only     935
Organ,   low   top,   rich   tone,   suit
small  mission,   only    $55
Organ, celebrated Miller, variety of
stops,  very short time in use;
snap,    only     $92.50
Piano, Vose, suit learner, only....$65
Piano, Chippendale case, very short
time   in   use,   only    $150
Piano,   rosewood,   latest   design,   a
bargain   at    $215
New   Mission   Oak   Piano,  entirely
new  design,   only    $250
These  have   mostly   been  taken   in  exchange  for   Players,   and   are  regular   and
up-to-date instruments.
Phone :  2832  Sey.
1127  GRANVILLE  ST.,  near  Davie  St.
South Vancouver
We have the best buys in the C. P. R. district. These lots
are high and very light clearing. Price $1500.00. Cash 'A ;
balance 1, 2, and 3 years, at 6 per cent, interest.
For Sale or Exchange���Six-room Modern House, Ontario
Street. Will sell on very easy terms, or will take good
Building Lot as first payment.
J. A, KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN STREET        Phone: Fairmont 822
These need no recommendation.   Come and try them
Do You Use Olives and Olive Oil?
Wp have one of the largest assortments of .these high-class
goods in the city.       I Vices from 15c to $1.25.
We.hjve a contract with local white fishermen to smoke for
us fresh salmon.   2 lb. for 25c.
45th and Fraser; also River Rd. and Fraser
Look ahead for next year's holidays, and secure
one of our ideal Seaside Lots, close to bzach. No
better holiday resort in the Province. Buy noxv and
secure them while they last.
M      Price $200.   Quarter cash, balance 6, 12, 18 months.
The Industrial Trust Co. Ltd.
Brokers, etc.
Vancouver, B. C.
Financial Agents
405 Dunsmuir Strccf
Labor Temple
Phone : Seymour 3187
Full-sized Lot, north of  Home  Road, $1200.    One-third  cash;
balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
$100 cash  handles  Building Lots close to Knight Road.
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
"Firrt Quality and Quick Delivery''
Successor to H. McVicar
We carry an entirely fresh stock, and guarantee all goods. All
orders will have our own personal attention, and we can assure our
customers of a prompt delivery.
Note address : 28th and Main Street
��pAHA  pfjff HOUSES-
Imperial Theatre
The role of the silly little wife Who
takes the wrong train with a man who
is desperately in love, and  finds her-1
self alienc with him in an hotel in Paril,
cut   loose   freim   her   travelling   com-'
panion,  when   she  ought   tei   be   with]
the host of her parly on  the way tei]
Switzerland, gives Miss Dorothy Lane
no  end  of acting opportunity  in   "A
Butterfly  on   the  Wheel,"  which   thc j
Messrs   Shubert   and   Lewis   Waller
will present  at the Imperial  Theatre j
October  28   to   31,   opening   with   a
special   Thanksgiving   Day     matinee,
Monday,  October 28.
A few months later comes the accurate and now famous divorce trial
scene. Its aim is to slie.w one little
wisp of a woman bullied and cross-
examined and racked by a crowd of
men. The scene is filled with men.
There are men on all sides, and of all
shades of importance. And there in
the witness box stands the poor little
defendant, who is asked the usual
merciless questions in the usual merciless way. At its close she can see
for herself that everything is against
her, though she knows that she is innocent. The play comes with the all.
English cast of Mr. Lewis Waller's
selection, direct freim eme whole season hi New York, and the same record
in London.
satility in this offering, the itory is a
clear presentation eif a certain phase
of Scotch life. V. T. Henderson gives
a virile impersonation of Lachlan
Campbell,  anel   Isabelle   Fletcher  as
Plora   anel   Charles   Ayres   a-     Lord
Hay furnish the romance e,f the
play. Louis Von Weithnff as Wee
lum and D, M. Dunbar as Pi rty
have fine parts, while Meta Marsky,
Harold Nelson, Cbauncey Southern
and T. B. Loftus do well The big
feature eif the production is the completeness of the presentation.
Next week the Empress c einpanv
will appear in that successful play
"Arizona." With its plot and scenes
laid in the West, ii in well known as
one of the biggest successes of the
Stage. 11 tells a Strong story of life
ill that tropical part eif America. It
starts at the Ranch of Henry Canby,
and then shifts tei the Military Fort
('.rant, where is stationed the 11th
1'. S. A. Cavalry. There are many
characters true to life, among them
the ranchers, Mexican greasers, the
Chinaman, the Dutchman, anel there
will be cowboys, soldiers and vaquer-
ees introduced in the plot The scenery   will   be  very  comprehensive,  and
opera, hi fact, I hael never heard an
opera sung, and it was not until I
went tei Boston t" study singing with
William Whitney and harmony under Sidney Hejmer that 1 heard my
lirst opera.
"One night���it was before �����< were
married���Mr. Homer took mc to my
lirst performance of grand opera. It
was given in the vast Mechanics' Hall.
and our seals, 1 remember, were in
the ve-ry first r.nv of the orchestra. The
opera was 'Faust,' under the direc-
tiem e,f Maurice Grau, the company
from the Metropolitan, in New York.
I felt transported into a paradise To
me- it seemed another world. Emma
Barnes was e.n the stage and thc two
De Reszkes, Jean anel Bdouard, While
I listened it was like the opening of
j a  new  universe, and  the-  purpose-   of
the human voice seemed revealed as
! if in a vision
"At  that time  I  had no conception
eef thc oper.-mc stage, nor  of the.se-
who elwelt upon it: yet s,, strange is
the romance of life' thai five years
later I was singing with these very
artists���with Emma Eames and the
two De Keszkes���on the Stage at
Covent Garden, bef.ire   an    English
audience. One year afle-r thai found
me with them again, and this time al
the Metropolitan Opera  House, where
1 have sung uninterruptedly ever
since, to our own appreciative people "
Hutiogs & Core    Phone Sey. 3907
To-night 8.15 M��tin�� Sat 2.! 5
This   Week |
The Bonnie Brier Bush
Unequalled       Vaudeville       Means       Pantages
Week commencing Monday, Oct. 21
SHOW ST ARTS...2.45. 7.15. .nd 9Wpm
Ellis Nowlin Troupe,
"The Fire-fighters"
Twin  City Quart tie
Three  Sisters   Kelcey
The Dunbar- Mabel   Elaine
Gertrude   Lee Folsom  and  Company
The supreme event of the present
theatrical season is promised with the
coming 'ef Dustin Farnum in "The
Littlest Rebel" lo lhe Imperial Theatre, Friday and Saturday, November
1 and 2. This massive and spectacular A. II. Woods' offering has met
with great success in Chicago, New
York, and Boston, in each of which
1 cities it remained for long periods, attracting capacity audiences at every
performance. Its road tour lias been
j a succession of triumphs, and the indications are that its engagement in
this city will create a record for attendance  and  box-office  receipts.
"Thc   Littlest   Rebel"   is   from   the
'pen of Edward Peple, author of "The
I Prince Chap" and other plays of un-
I usual  appeal  to the vast majority of
theatre-goers, and in the leading role
; that   sterling  and    handsome     actor,
: Dustin   Farnum,  is  said  to be  at  his
best, and  to  find  wide scope  for his
attractive     personality    and     heroic
I methods  of  acting.    Dustin   Farnum
| will  be  remembered  as  the  pictures
(|iie hero of "The Virginian." in which
: piece  he  was   starred  for  five  years,
land his performance will live long in
the   memory   of  all   who   attend   the
Avenue Theatre
"The Light Eternal" has proven a
tremendous success at the Avenue this
week, and audiences limited only by
thc capacity of thc popular playhouse
have greeted Mr. Lawrence and bis
talented company. It is put on with
a wealth of scenery, a gorgeous costuming and a lavish disregard of expense mosl  unusual in stock hriuses.
Where all concerned have deme see
well, it weeiild perhaps be invidious to
criticise, but men lion must be made
of the splendid'portrayal of Marco
Valerius by Mr. Lawrence, and the ad.
mirable support rendered bv Mr. Lavne
as Diocletian. Mr. Russell as Sebastian, Mr. Louis Anckcr as Corvintis,
apd Mr. Cornell as Marius. The
Princess Anemia of Clara Revers was
also a conspicuously line delineation.
The scenery and stage settings were
notably beautiful and appropriate,
and the production in its entirety
merits the highest praise.
For next week the attraction will
be that powerful comedy drama of
the frozen North. "The Barrier."
dramatized from Rex Beach's famous
and widelv read novel of thc same
name. Tt is considered an even finer
plav than "The Snoilers" by thc same
author, anel has in common with thc
last named play an unusual interest
for  thc  people  of this  section.
"The Barrier" will be splendidlv
enst and fWlv staged and mounted.
The run is limited to one week, with
ihe usual matincs of W"'lncsdn>' and
Saturday, ami there will al��^> he a
snecial TnanVsarivin^ Day Matinee,
Monday, October 28.
*    *    *
Empress Theatre
Houses filled to overflowing arc
witnessing that delightful Scotch play
"The Bonnie Brier Bush" at the
Empress Theatre this week. Interpreted in a fine manner by the company, who have a splendid opportunity   to   show   their   extreme   ver-
With the Lawrence Company, Avenue
as several horses will be used it will
require the full stage of this theatre',
which is the largest in the city.
ete       *       *
Orpheum Theatre
During the past  season  Sullivan  &
Considine, through their endeavors tee
provide wholesale amusement at popular prices, have been forced t" seek
material from the foreign stage. The
headline attraction at the Orpheum
next   week   will   be   the     three     Spa
Brothers, a ir f athletes saiel to bc
far above the average "strong men"
act seen in vaudeville. a
. Cathryn Clialoner, another splendid
legitimate player, has been alienated
te> the vaudeville stage. Supported by
a splendid cast Miss Clialoner is" presenting a comedy entitled "Kate's
Press  Agent."
One of thc especial laughing features
will be Van and Carrie Avery, who
present "Thc Night Porter," which
will serve to introduce Mr.  Avery's
characterization  of  Rasttts.
Collier and Dc Walde, a fascinating
young woman and a young gentleman
expert roller skaters, will furnish senile
stunning costumes and gone! skating.
George Garden, recognized as one
eef the best xylophone players in vaudeville, will tease some haunting melodies from his 8-foot concert grand
A pretty musical act, called ''liar
nieiny Belles and Beaux.' will be
heard to advantage when they make
their appearance next week.
Severe Electrical  Storm  Passes Over
South Vancouver
While sitting beneath an electric light
in her home at Collingwood West 'en
Tuesday night last. <Iuriiiu; the pr-
gress di a severe electrical storm, Mrs,
Andrew Ormsden wa- overcome by
an electrical shock, ami the services
"i   lir.   Baird,  of   East   Collingwood,
cere called ill. Mrs. I Irui-ele-ll fell l.e
the lloeir as tlu h.itisr was thrown in-
lee darkness, and for a timt  ii,-r ie.n
elili.eii   was  serious
The storm Beemed to spend its
greau-st fury in the- Collingwood >lis-
trict Lights in many e,t" the houses
were pul out e.i commission, anel with
hem a see-lie,n of iln- street light,
il-o darkened.
The storm was thi   mosl  severe of
t- kind seen in years, a heavy fall 'ef
lail accompanying the electrical pyro-'
Tlu- I!. C. E. R., i"". experienced
difficulty owing to tin- storm, a switch
in the new sub-station at Earls Reiad
being burned out.
The telephone service- al-'i suffered,
and in som< places became disorgan-
i xei I.
Throughout tlie municipality anel in
lhe- cily I lie effects "f tlie storm were
fell. < del timers slate thai il was the
mosl severe electrical storm, whieh
ai any lime is an infrequent visitor,
which has visited this pari of the
province  for  many years
\\��� ��� I, beginning ' Ictober J.s
Famous European Gymnasts
In   "Kate's   Pre-,  Agent"
 F- n-   I "he--   P.ig   Ail-	
"Van o-iver's   Live   Wire"
(36  Hastings  Street)
For the Whole Family
The   Rollicking   Girl
2 Shows, "30,  9.15. Nightly���15c, 25c,
Matinee Daily, 3 p.m.���15c, 25c
Take Over Grocery Business
Robert 1 Lalng and Herbert Fidiles
have purchased the grocery business
which has been conducted by H. Vicar
at the corner of 28tlt and Main Slice!.
The new owners arc experienced in
their line of work, and are making
plans tee bid for a big share of South
Vancouver's family trade! Mr. Laing
was associated with Mr. McVicar
since the opening of the store, and Mr.
Fidiles has held a responsible position with the W. 11. Malki'i Company
until he, resigned lo enter into the
partnership with Mr. Laing.
Both  men are awake  to the possi-1
bilities in  this  field, and will at once
endeavor to build up their new business,
Some quite extensive alterations I
have been planned for the store, ami
by next week the customers will find
a much different appearing place when
they call tee sheip. The stock, the pro-
prietors say. will always be entirely
fresh and clean They expect to
specialize in fruits.
Business   College
"The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded
Corner Main St. & 10th Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont   2075
How Louise Heiiner began her
operatic career is related by her in
an article em "Opera Training and
thc American C.irl," in "Ceiod Housekeeping."
"After the death of my father, who
was a Presbyterian clergyman in
Pittsburg. I lived for a time in Philadelphia, where I received my groundwork and where I sang in the Presbyterian church at Fifteenth and Spruce
Streets.    I  had no idea of singing in
Football Results
The South Hill Football Club continued to win in the Vancouver and
District League scries on Saturday
afternoon last, the South Vancouver
j club registering a 3 tee 0 victory over
the  Sixth   Regiment.
At Central Park the Hustlers and
Ceellingw.i.ul club clashed, tlie former
winning by a score of 2 to 0.
On Thursday afternoon eef last
week General Wolfe and Van Home
sihoeels clashed in an exciting game,
the former winning by a score of 3
to 0. Giililand, March and Wilfred
starred for the winners, while Basiren
Drs. Howie & Hall
Have   opened   up   new   and   up-to-date
Dental Parlors in the Williams  Block,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have installed all the latest and
best appliances, and are prepared to
give you the best there is in the dental
A share of your patronage is
Gas   administered   for   the   painless
extraction   of  teeth.
R. O. Howie, DD.S.
Wm. a. Hall, DD.S.
Phone  Sey.  3266 for  appointment
WANTED���A  strong capable girl
for   general   housework.     Apply
II..X     12,    "Chilloeek"    Office.
played a streeng game for the losers.
A --'ccer tame was played at the
General llre.ck School between the
Caledonians and Red Rovers, the
iuat��h resulting wiih a scon- -i 5 t.i
4 in''favor of the Caledonians. The
goals for the Caledonians were scorcel
by McLaughlin. Smith and Guilliland.
Which Cohan & Harriss will present at the Imperial Theatre, November
5 and 6
And thett .ire
3  Distinct Reasons Why-3
The firm of
And doing good business with their
1st.���They only sell goods they can honestly and
with confidence recommend.
2nd.���They sell everything at the lowest possible
3rd.���Civility and best attention are given to all.
Buy your Hardware, Boots, etc. at
Ross & Mackay
Corner 51st AVE. and  MAIN STREET TWELVE
Mr. Chris Bailey, of Hailty, Telford & Co., has returned from a
week's shooting trip to Buccaneer Bay.
* ���    ��
Rev. H. J. Mackay has been called
by the South Hill I'resbyterian Church
as their future pastor.
��    *    ���
Water rates collected by the department up till the beginning of
this week lor the last quarter of the
year amounted to $13,085.32.
* *    *
Miss Lizzie kobertson, of Seattle, is
thc guest of Mr. and Mrs. Thos 11.
Kobertson,  corner  School   Koad and
Kilmarnock Street.
* *   *
Mrs. Carl Schumacher, of Seattle, is
visiting with her sister, Mrs. John
Norburv, comer Forty-ninth Avenue
and Fraser Street.
* *    *
A new building to cost about $15,-
000 will sjon be erected on the north-
cast  corner  of  Fraser  and  Twcnty-
* *   *
Mr. Stoker, of Wilson Road, has
accepted the position of conductor of
the South Hill Orchestra. This body
promises to play quite a part in the
musical life of South Vancouver.
* *   *
The members of No. 3 Fire Hall
will hold a complimentary smoking
concert in the Municipal Hall on Wednesday, October 30. Reeve Kerr will
preside, and an excellent musical programme has been arranged.
* *   *
The Central Park Progressive Association and the members of the
South Vancouver Citizens' band have
been invited by the Steveston Progressive Association to a social at
Steveston on October 31.
��   *   *
A concert will be held in the South
Hill Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Forty-eighth and Draper Street,
on November 6, at 8 o'clock. Recitations, vocal and instrumental
solos by leading artists will comprise
the evening's entertainment.
* *   *    *
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
was given by the children of St.
Mary's Church Sunday-school in the
parish hall, South Hill, on Wednesday night of last week.
There was also an excellent entertainment of songs, solos, duets, recitations and humorrtiis sketches. Thc
proceeds will go to the church site
* * *
"Springridge" Lodge No. 79 International Order of Good Templars
held their usual weekly meeting in
the Cedar Cottage Hall, Victoria
Road, Friday evening, Ooctober 18.
It is proposed that another lodge be
instituted in the city to meet on
Thursday nights. Arrangements will
probably be completed and lodge instituted next Thursday. The initiation ceremony was gone through mid
miscellaneous business transacted.
Harvest thanksgiving services were
held at the Ruth Morton Memorial
Church, corner of Twenty seventh
Avenue and Prince Albert Street, on
Sunday. The church was prettily
decorated for the occasion, and special harvest music was rendered by the
choir under the direction of Miss
Bodwell. Rev. J. Willard Letch, B.A ,
the pastor, officiated and preached ap.
propriate sermons.
��    *    ��
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Lemarche, Over-
dale Apartments, 21st Avenue and
Main Street, will leave the first week
of November, to spend thc winter at
Santiago, California.
*    ���   ���
A pretty wedding was celebrated at
the home of Mr. A. Lewars, Park
Avenue, on Friday evening, October
18, when Mr. Harry McAllister, of
Central Park, was married to Miss
Margaret K. Richards, of Stranraer,
Wigtonshire, Scotland. Rev. Geo.
Pringle, of Knox Presbyterian Church,
Collingwood, officiated. The bride
was given away by Mr. John Robertson, and had as her bridesmaid Miss
M. C. Pearson, After the marriage,
supper was served, and Mr. and Mrs.
McAllister afterwards left for a honeymoon tour through British Columbia.
Mr. McAllister is the son of Mr. Andrew McAllister, of Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
It was decided at a meeting of the
Health Committee on Saturday morning that Health Inspector Pengelly be
directed to accompany the health officers on a tour of the province in
order to inspect the source of water
supply to the various dairies.
Captain Smith, of No. 2 Fire Hall,
Cedar Cottage, has just received news
of the death, from heart failure, of his
brother-in-law, Mr. John McAlpine,
a member of the Belfast waterworks
board, and chairman of its law committee. The late Mr. McAlpine was
vice-president of the West Belfast
Unionist Club, and was president of
thc Woodvale branch of thc Municipal Unionist Association. He was
identified with the Loyal Orange
Lodge, and was prominently associated with the. Masonic Order.
Tested Respirators
Thc new respirators and smoke
goggles, which have been secured for
the fire department, were tested by
Captain Smith and two of his men at
Lord Selkirk School on Tuesday.
Captain Smith and Fireman Powell
were able to remain in a fumigated
room 7 minutes, and Fireman Houden
5 minutes. Captain Smith reports that
the goggles were excellent as they
kept all fumes from the eyes; but
after the first five minutes the effect
of the fumigation began to tell upon
the respiratory organs. He considers,
however, that the test was entirely
A fine deer was shot on Sunday in
the bush between Ontario Street and
Granville Street.
Mrs. Comb, residing at Studd Road,
Cedar Cottage, has reported to the
police the loss of a handbag containing her husband's municipal cheque
for $32.
��    *    ��
Word has been received by Mr. Lar.
son, of 526 Twentieth Avenue East,
that his son John was killed by a fall
at Wallace, Idaho. The deceased only
left South Vancouver three weeks ago,
and was 20 years of age.
*    ��    ��
Leical patrons of thc graceful art
will welcome the news we are asked
to give relative to a series of weekly
dances, to be held every Friday evening, commencing November 1, at the
Kalcnberg Hall, ceirncr Main and Bodwell. The dances will be very select,
and to add to the comfort of patrons
an experienced lady, accustomed to
making people feel at home, will be in
attendance. With one of the best
floors, a first-class orchestra, and Mr.
W. Wooton as master of ceremonies,
some pleasant evenings are in store
for all.   The charge is 50c, ladies free.
Carbolic Acid for Medicine
Believing that she was giving her
young son, Ivor, cough mixture, Mis.
A. A. Scott, of Euclid Avenue, Collingwood, administered two teaspoonsful of carbolic acid before she discovered her error. Dr. Bullcr was called,
and the lad removed to the General
Hospital. His throat was badly
Victoria Heights Club Hold Smoking
Concert at Cedar Cottage Hall
On Monday evening last, at the
above hall, an enjoyable smoking
concert was held, the occasion being
the presentation of the cup donated
by Magistrate McArthur to the winning team in the South Vancouver
Amateur   Lacrosse   League.
Reeve Kerr occupied the chair, and
his first duty was to read a letter
from Mr. McArthur, explaining his
inability to be present on account of
sickness, but wishing the clubs of the
league every success. The Reeve, in
the course of an interesting discourse,
dwelt on the necessity of the players
cultivating a gentlemanly style of
play, which tended to the pleasure of
the game to both thc player and the
Councillor Elliott also spoke, and
following on the Reeve's lines, gave
the members of the clubs sound advice as regards true sportsmanship.
During the evening many good
songs were rendered, Mr. H. Mansel
obliging with Old Country ditties, and
Mr. Feast creating much merriment
with a series of fine stories.
Votes of thanks to the Chairman
and others closed a very merry evening to all present.
Relief From Pain is What You Get With
RHEUMATISM yields as by magic to "Try-
New-Life." The pain is taken away, the swelling
reduced, the joints limbered up, and the sufferer made
to feel like a new person.
HEADACHE and NEURALGIA can be instantly
relievetl with one single treatment of "Try-New-Life.'
INDIGESTION is relieved in one short treatment. The burning, gnawing pain gives way to a
feeling of comfort, and the stomach is stimulated to
perform its work naturally.
NERVOUSNESS is quickly eliminated by the
regular use of "Try-New-Life." One 15-minute
treatment gives remarkable relief.
Using the soft rubber brush applicator to
soothe away her headache
PLEURISY. Those troubled witli pleurisy, or difficulty
in breathing, try "Try-New-Life."
The KIDNEYS can be easily strengthened and invigorated by the soothing, vitalizing influence of "Try-New-Life."
SCIATICA. Those suffering from sciatica just try one
treatment and the relief it gives you will prove its great value
in treating this stubborn disease.
BACKACHE disappears in a moment when the little
machine is passed down the spine, soothing the nerves and
promoting a healthy blood supply.
STIFF JOINTS from disease; muscles hardened by
disuse; paralysis, St. Vitus' dance, soreness of the chest, sore
throat, numbness of the hands or feet���scores of complaints
of various kinds have yielded to one or two treatments of
Going after the pain in his
rheumatic  hip
412   Hastings  Street West
Head Office:   707 Bank of Ottawa Building
Phone:   Seymour 1943
This  big
can make '
home-furnishing  store
" home-dreams come true
NO better time than now to find out how easy
this is for you. Come in this week; see the
big stocks of furniture and home furnishings, note
the fair pricing���all in plain figures. Note that
they're all thoroughly good, irrespective of price.
OUR liberal selling terms will help you surround
yourself and loved ones with the kind of furnishings that are worthy of you. Your confidence?
Your money.
THIS store's great stocks consist of furnishings
of average cost���the kind that most South
Vancouver people find within their income and to
their liking���the kind chosen for the majority of
homes in this district.
Our line of
Is complete in every respect. We are showing an
extensive line in quarter-
cut oak, Empire oak, mahogany and gum-wood.
There is a Dresser here
for every home. They are
priced from $8.75 up.
Dining-room Furniture
Our Dining-room Furniture is strictly in keeping
with the other grades we are showing. We have
nice sets in quarter-cut oak, golden oak, quarter-
cut fumed oak, early English and many cheaper
The Happy Thought Saves Fuel
We are the exclusive agents in South Vancouver for
the "Happy Thought" range, and a complete line of
all Buck stoves. The Buck ranges and heaters have
proven to be fuel savers, and are thoroughly dependable in all respects.
Mean What We Say
When we say that we are complete home furnishers
we mean it. Anything in bedding, window curtains,
and shades, tapestry curtains, rugs and linoleums.
Also a nice lot of table and bed linen for your inspection.
bhairs! Chairs!
Anything from the most ordinary
75 cent Kitchen Chair to the big,
easy Morris Chairs, comprise our
showing. We have some exceptional buys in Chairs, and they are
all good and substantial, regardless
of price.
Seldom   will   you   find
a   better   line   of   Beds
than   we   are   showing.
There are white enamel,
plain   and   with   brass
trimmings.    Brass Beds
witli    satin,    dull    and
gloss    finishes.      Also    mahogany    and    quarter-cut    oak
wood beds.
The prices range from $3 to $50
Bedroom rurmture
The Dressers and Bedroom Stands come in quarter-
cut oak, Empire oak, mahogany, and gum-wood.
We have some dandy buys in this furniture, and the
prices will suit any pocket book.
6271 Fraser Street, Between 48th and 49th Avenues
Phone: Fraser 19


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