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Vol. II, No. 40
Price 5 cents
The First Evening Session of Council is Largely Attended by Ratepayers���
Big Crop of Lawyers' Letters a Big Legacy That Is Not Appreciated
Report of Various Committees Are Read���
Grant of $2,500 to the Victorian Order of
Nurses is Passed--Bylaw jor $300,000
Temporary Loan from the Canadian Bank ��f
Commerce Receives Necessary Readings
The first evening sessiem of South
Vancouver Council last Thursday
week marked a new departure in the
public transaction of civic business.
11 afforded an opportunity feir many
ratepayers to hear and see for themselves in what manner the new reeve
and councillors were likely to run
the show. That seven o'clock is a
trifle too early to commence the proceedings was evident from the fact
ihat it was nearly half past seven before a start was made.
A full muster of members faced a
crowded chamber of ratepayers,
among whom several ladies graced
the occasion. The meeting was not
a prolonged one. Nor did any of the
councillors contribute much eloquence
lie the deliberations of the council.
It was, in fact, a very quiet, if not
-ubdued affair altogether. Possibly
it is more correct to say that it was
.1 very business-like meeting.
Certainly Reeve Dickie gave the
general impression of being a very
business-like chairman. Clear, concise and considerate, the reeve showed no lack of decision in his handling of the business of the evening.
He acted in truth "to the manner
botn, as if he had been reeve of
Snuth Vancouver all his life.
Councillor Gold, perhaps, disappointed some of the audience, agrce'-
ably or otherwise. For the redoubtable councillor, who was so much in
lie limelight during the late elections
/as extremely restrained and quiet in
the few remarks he saw lit to make.
Perhaps the opportunity was lacking.
Or it may be that the responsibilities
if office arc having ih1' usual moder-
iting Influence. lie that as il may.
Councillor Gold as chairman of the
finance committee, has probably ihe
nil .st exacting position em the council next to that of the reeve.
It was a joy to many In see' lhe �����I<J.
���.var-hi��r-.'. Councillor Thomas, hack
in his��� favorite arena. Smiling and
lebonair, the councillor seemed
��� inite in,his native clement. As the
iathcr of the council, his experience'
..nd knowledge of past municipal work
��� must exercise considerable weight. It
he is not the "Prince Rupert of de-
hate," he may be justly termed the
Solomon" of the council.
The greater part of the evening's
-proceedings were devoted to the
reading of the reports of the business
���lone by the various committees during the previous week or so.    Several
Communications were read of a legal kind, upon which Reeve Dickie
exclaimed deprecalingly. "What more
lawyers' letters." But Councillor
Gold is not afraid of writs. When
the solicitors for the Dominion Creu-
-e.ting Company wreite asking for payment uf a cheque for certain work
done and threatening proceedings
otherwise, Councillor Gold wanted to
move that the letter bc not considered
at all. The contractors, declared
Councillor Geild, had received no
written instructions from the municipal engineer to proceed with the
work. "Nor, from anyone else," corroborated   Reeve  Dickie.
A letter, however, from lawyers representing a South Vancouver lady
who claimed $21X10 damages for al-
legeel injuries received in creating
Main Street, received quite anxious
consideration by the reeve and Councillors. There wcre ratepayers present and any one of them might at
some time or other break a leg or
dislocate an ankle in crossing a defective part of some mad in the municipality with resultant law suit:.. It
was affirmed, however, by Councillor Thomas, whose knowledge of past
civic affairs is "extensive and peculiar," that the late council had conic
to the conclusion that the municipality was not liable, the crossing in question being in the same condition as
others in South Vancouver.
One amendment was made to the
report of ilu- Finance Committee by
which the sum of $2.5110 was granted
in the South Vancouver branch of
the Victorian Order of Nurses, ami
ii  met  with general approval,
The' most important busim ss of the
evening wa- thc necessary reading d(
i bylaw fen a temporar) loan 'ii $300,-
000 arranged with the Canadian Hank
��� ��� i Commerce, in anticipation of thc
municipality's receipts teer 1*114. at mu
more than 6 per cent, interest. This
is to enable the- necessary husincss
of the council to hc carried "ti through
the cinning months.
One' or iwn deputations were heard
by the council, ami .a numerously
signed petition from residents nf
South Vancouver praying leer a direct
car service through .Main Streel lee
the city was laid upon the table.
Since then tlle reeve and several
councillors have interviewee! the It.
C. E. R. on this matter oi transportation and it is now under the consideration of the company.
The Week's Spade Work of
South Vancouver Council
Reeve Dkkie Vetoes Water Wells Investigation but is Out-voted
Encroachment Claims are Considered���Claim for Damages
is Repudiated- Council Delegation Leaves for Victoria
During the week several committee meetings of S< .nth Vancouver
Council have been held and further
investigations have been made into
the working of the various departments
have not. however, been definitely ai
Encroachment  Claims
At a meeting of the board of works
on   Monday   several   claims   for   en-1 matter,  the  reeve  stated  that  he did
croachment were discussed.    In some (not   think  the  proposed  expenditure
ot   the   cases   the   municipal   solicitor j was  warranted  by  the  results  so  far
instructed tei make the best terms i obtained by the  committee, and that
Water Wells  Investigation
Reeve Dickie vetoed a resolution of
the   council   authorizing   a   committee
previously appointed to ascertain the
depth   of  the   municipal   water   wells
There   are   reports   of   fl^H^ before continuing the work, the cost
hanges in organization which ,������ ,��� exCfed $30Ui all(1 that lh{, water
superintendent be authorized to supply the necessary equipment for the
In   explaining  his   position   on   thc
Has been elected President of the Provincial Progressive Club. Captain
Holden is one of the ablest Liberal leaders in the province and promises
to make his mark in the political arena of Greater Vancouver. He was formerly a member of the Provincial Legislature of Alberta.
ed, enemies of
present   South
Dancing and Orchestral Music in  Gaily Decorated  Kalenberg
Hall was this Week's Great Social Event in
South Vancouver
Amid a glow of color, surrounded
hy the gay decorations of dags, pennants and streamers, with the sweet
���trains of a fine orchestra setting the
Pace to the "light, fantastic feet," the
'"Urth annual ball of South Vancouver Hoard of Trade drew a brilliant
tssemblage to Kalenberg Hall em
Wednesday night. As the social
event this month of South Vancouver the whole affair passed eiff with
The ball presented a bright and inspiring scene. Pennants of all the
provinces of the Dominion covered
ihe walls, and near the orchestra was
the banner with the strange device���
"Welcome to our guests." Flags of
���ill the nations hung harmoniously
from the roof and there were Union
Jacks and Canadian flags galore.
Over the centre of the platform was
suspended a pennant of the "British
Empire" and elsewhere were to be
seen emblems of South Vancouver,
Vancouver and the principal cities of
Canada. The whole scheme of decoration was most tastefully arranged,
and reflected credit on those responsible for the planning thereof.
From South Vancouver there were
present a number of the prominent
residents, with their wives or lady
friends in costumes, an adequate description of which i9 beyond the ordinary powers of a mere maM. A
'arge number of members of South
Vancouver Board of Trade attended!
including Mr. R. C. Hodgson. Pres.
��V< K. Lamond. secretary. Mr. W. J.
Prowse, chairman of the hall committee and Messrs. C. W. Feast. W. .1.
Allen and H. N. Ilalherg, with their
lady friends.
Among those who received invitations to attend tlle ball were: Mr.
H. II. Stevens, M.P., ami Mr. .1. 1).
Taylor, M.P.. feir the Dominion Gov-
ernnient; the six local members of
the provincial legislature; the mayeers
of Vancouver. New Westminster and
North Vancouver; the reeves eef
South Vancouver, Burnaby, Point
Grey and Richmond; and the presidents of the boards of trade of New
Westminster, Vancouver. N'eirth Vancouver. Point Grey and Richmond,
with their wives or lady friends.
In the course of the evening lighl
refreshments were served mi tables
beautifully decorated with yellow daffodils and ferns, presenting a very
pretty one-color scheme. For the excellence of the repast much credit is
due to Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Prowse
who undertook the responsibilities of
The musical part of the programme"
was most efficiently provided by
Harper's Orchestra, of Vancouver,
one of the finest organizations of the
kind on the coast.
Excellent arrangements were maele
as regards car service, the B. C. E.
R. running special cars from the city
to the hall and from Semth Vancouver to the city at 2 a.m. Many residents of Vancouver who attended thc
ball were thus able to avail themselves of an  additional car service.
have  been   discover-
Reeve  Dickie am, llle
Vancouver civic administration claim, which will force
a new election e.n ihe municipality,
For some weeks, it has been learned, a leading Vancouver lawyer has
heen reviewing certain circumstances
in connection with the recent contest.
Facts which had been gathered,
coupled with the startling development in lhe municipality bt Langley
where the reeve was unseated because
of the names of companies appearing
on the voters' list instead nf the
names of individual!, give lhe situation a serious aspect.
It has been discovered thai "tie
man nu Main Street, een election day,
voted half a dozen times���a- a representative of as many different Com-
panics whose names appeared een the
Ve iters' List. This man's name appeared but once on the mil and he
bore to the polling booths powers of
attorney from the several corporations.
In Cedar Cottage, it is further stated, eene man voted twice���once mi his
own properly, and once em property
owned by a partnership eif which he
was a member, upon which propertj
his partner is also alleged t'e have
Scores tti companies, limited ami
otherwise, are the registered owners
of Smith Vancouver property. During the lasl election all these corporations were represented at the
polls by private individuals wlm carried power* of atteiruey.
The recent judicial decision in regard in the Langley case i- declared
to have a direct bearing 'en the South
Vancouver situation ami the probabilities are that a strong effort will
be made to bring about the disqualification of the present council
new election.
In the wee. sma' hours
ing  the  guests  began   to
f the ninrn-
dispersc tee
their homes, after enjoying one of
the most successful balls ever given
by the South Vancouver Board oi
Among the local guests present
were members of South Vancouver
Couiicil and school board and a number of municipal officials. Several
letters of regret for inability to be
present were read by Mr. \V J.
Prowse, including one fr. >m Sir Richard McBride and one from Mayer
Baxter,  of Vancouver.
I In Monday evening, February 16,
a mass nieeling of the property owners mi Fraser Street has been cem-
veneil tee take place at the Municipal
Hall to discuss the question of paving
Fraser   Street,   tlle   extension   eef   the
car service tn Woodward's Landing
te. connect with the Ladner Ferry service and other civic matters. The
nieeling will be held under the auspices eif the Fraser Street Improvement Association!
possible with the applicants, and committees were appointed to further consider   the  olher claims.
Damages Claimed
The ease of a South Vancouver
lady who claimed, through her lawyers, $2000 damages for injuries alleged to have been caused by a fall i
while crossing Main Street at Sixty-
third Avenue, was considered, Councillor Rutledge having inspected the
scene of the accident. It was finally
decided to decline liability on the part
of South Vancouver.
The   Municipal  Act
A communication from Mr. Charles
Harrison, formerly secretary of South
Vancouver Board of Trade, was read
in   which   he   suggested   that   in   view
ef thc proposed amendment to the
Municipal Act. with special reference
lo finance, direct representation of
South Vancouver in the Legislative
Assembly at Victoria was desirable.
The letter also suggested that the
committee of the council which leaves
for Victoria ihis week to watch over
the interests nf South Vancouver,
should take up the matter with the
government. The letter was referred
t , the committee which consists if
Reeve Dickie, Councillors Thomas,
Rutledge, Stevens. Twiddy and Municipal   Solicitor  Clarke.
Ward Expenditures
Acting Engineer Cradock was instructed hy thc council to submit a
report In the next meeting of the
beiard of works showing the total expenditure in each ward up to February 17. with thc actual position nf
each ward with respect to the contingency funds allotted. The engineer was also instructed to submit estimates on work already recommended to an equal amount for each ward,
not to exceed a total of $14,000 for
the  seven  ward-.
Parcels Post Inaugurated
The parcels post system came intei
operation in Canada on Tuesday. February 10, notification being sent by the
post eiffice department in Ottawa tee
the Vancouver and South Vancouver
post eiffices tee that effect. Mr. George
I'. Findlay, postmaster eef City
Heights, Souih Vancouver, received
the intimation nn Tuesday, and although it is impossible to give any
exact forecast now as to its effects
een local post eiffice business. he
thinks the new service is likely to be
largely patronized.
as the chief official concerned had already been given notice of dismissal,
no good purpose would be served by
further investigation. Notwithstanding this protest, however, the council decided to continue the investigation.
Procedure Bylaw
The 1914 procedure bylaw, governing the precedence of the reeve and
council was read a first and second
time, after being amended to bring
it into uniformity with the decision
of the council to amalgamate the
plumbing, wiring and building departments.
Street Name Plates
The municipal engineer has been
authorized to arrange for the street
name plates now on hand to be erected in the different wards forthwith.
Visit to Victoria
On Tuesday the members of the
council appointed as a committee',
left South Vancouver fnr Victoria
where they will watch thc interests
of the municipality in connection with
the new municipal act now being cem-
sidered in  the legislature.
Collingwood  Ratepayers
Ai a recent n etit .��� i i the Colling-
w el Ratepayers Association the following officers were elected inr 1914:
President, C F. Williams; vice-president. II. I!. Connecher; secretary, R
C, I'e' ce; ' xecutive, VV. Graddon, .1.
Brinnen, W. Karr, E. Higham and A.
Wilson; hem. president. A E, Almas.
There arc now 5" member- of the association.
It wa- announced that Councillor
Rutledge had agrccel to address tlu
association twice a month, nn the
Friday following iln evening sessions
nf South Vancouver council.
Mr. R. C. Hodgson is Re-elected President and Mr. W. J. Prowse
as Vice-President���Council of Fifteen Members Nominated
for Election in Two Weeks' Time
A   largely
ended     meeting    of|     The  annual   meeting  of  the   board
Liberal Club Smoker
The next smoking concert nf thc
Smith Vancouver Liberal Club will
hc held on February 19. Mr. John
Macdonald Mowat will be the prin-
cipal speaker and others, who are expected to address the gathering will
he Mr. Donald Burgess, president of
ihe South Hill Liberal Association
and Mr. J. J. Cachion, of Cedar Cottage. An excellent programme is being prepared, including some good
local  talent  in song and recitation.
Lecture on Charles Dickens
An interesting lecture on "The Lon-
deeii eif Charles Dickens and the London of Today" was delivered by Mr.
J. Francis Bursill (Felix Penne) in
Ihe Britannia High School on Friday
of last week. The lecture, which was
well attended, was illustrated by over
100 stcrcopticon slides secured by
Mr. Bursill, who was a personal friend
eif Charles Green, George Cruick-
shank, S. E. Hall and other illustrators of Dickens' works. The speaker
described thc character of thc author of "Boz," showing that all his
writings had a tendency towards uplifting  humanity.
Mr. Thomas Brongh, principal of
the school presided, and the school
choir added to the enjoyment of the
evening with musical selections.
Seiuth Vancouver Board of Trade was
held on Monday evening. The principle business of the evening was the
election of officers of the board and
the nomination of members of the
executive council for election at an-
e.thcr later meeting.
Mr. R. C. Hodgson, who is also
Semth Vancouver's representative on
the Xorth Fraser Harbor Commission
was unanimously re-elected president
.ef the board. The re-election of Mr.
R. C. Hodgsem will meet with general approval throughout the municipality. He has for several years
closely identified himself with the interests of South Vancouver and has
been one of the most active presidents oi any board of trade in Greater Vancouver.
The unanimous choice of the meeting was also extended to Mr. W. J.
Prowse as vice-president, and Mr.
Kenneth Lamond was re-elected secretary-treasurer. Mr. Prowse has
been connected with the board for
several years and Mr. Lamond succeeded the late secretary, Mr. Charles
The following members of the executive cpuncil were placed in nomination for election :
Messrs. Vogel, Feast, Stein, Harrison. Hill, Bruce, Peach, Murray,
Allen. Whelpti>n, Aleock, McArthur,
Kerr, Pound, Neelands, Burgess, Kent,
Campbell, McGihhoti. Bamber, Jackson, Rawden and Halberg.
will be held on Monday, February 23,
when among other business to be
transacted the fifteen members of the
executive  will  be  duly elected.
Public Schools' Shooting
In the fortnightly shoot nf the Vancouver Schools' Rifle League tlle
Kitsilano School heads the list with
232. The following are the scores of
the South Vancouver. Mount Pleasant
and  Fairview schools :
Laura Secord School���A. Hillcote
16, A. Pippet 24, S. Rintoul 9, G. Fo-
lev 21. C. Waterson 18, O. Ebert 6,
J. Kerr (capt.) 30, M. Quinn 30; total
Mount Pleasant School���W. Turn-
bull 23, A. Stedham 21, B. Fisher 26,
L. Dixon 23. C. McCartney 27, S. Harris 27, H. Heal 30, H. Hallander
(capt.) 31; total 210. S. Mowat, spare,
Fairview School���C. Foss 27, G.
Jarvis (capt.) 28, P. Laidlaw 21, H.
Tupper 22, A. Dodge 22. G. Adler 20,
V. Smith 14, R. Ford 30; total 184.
The General Gordon school cadets
fired their first match in thc Canadian Rifle League, making a total of
406, or an average of 51 per boy, as
follows :
G. Cameron 59, G. Anderson 66, J.
Crane 39, E- Charlesworth 34. M.
Pi��ott 45, 0. McLeod 56. D. Walker
54, S. Healey 53; total 406. SATURDAY,  FF.BRl'ARY   14,  l'JU
Fully Modern and Up-to-date
GRAUER & DUMARESQ, Proprietors
Collingwood Pure Milk Co.
All our Milk and Cream is treated in the HOLDING
PASTEURIZING PLANT, in accordance with the
EARLS ROAD, South Vancouver
Times Have Changed
Truth is now an asset, and a mis-statement is a liability
Merchants today deal with their friends.   Money is incidental to
service.   Comes co-operation so quietly and with so little ostentation
that men do not realize the change.
Nccls Black Currant Jam, the jar   '��� 2^c
Clover Leaf Honey, the jar  "C
Blue Grass Belle Cidei' VinegaT, glass jugs  35c, 50c and $1.00
Quaker Oats, large family packages 2^c
Heinz Tomato Chutney, the jar  2ac
Our Own Blend Coffee, the pound  4��c
California Glass Jar Strawberries, the tin  30c
McNeill's Old Country Jam, S-lb tins   ,' 75c
Duerrs Jams in 2-lb glass, the jar  40c
Symingtons Soups, the package ^c
Heinz Dill  Pickles, the  dozen    25c
Old Dutch Hand Soap, the package   5c
r* O    Hil      I 26th Avenue and Main
rraser & MacLean,   Phone Fairmont m
Has the following attributes:
Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency; noiselessness ; easy drainage; dustlessness; economy.
Bitulithic approaches more closely than any other the
ideal of a perfect pavement.
Its notable durability makes it more economical than any
other paving.
The thoroughfares paved with bitulithic are an impressive
object lesson in fine paving.
Bitulithic has been adopted in over two hundred cities in
the United States and fifteen cities in Canada.
See Granville Street, Fourth Street, Heather Street, Marine Drive and Magee Road in Point Grey; Georgia, Burrard
to Stanley Park; Tenth Avenue, Laurel io Granville Street;
Twelfth Avenue, Seventh Avenue, and Venab'les Street, in
Vancouver City.
Seymour 7130
417  Dominion Trait BU|.  '
.���.,:������  ..
...    ���   li
Vancouver, B.���
There has been considerable controversy over the amount of unemployed workers in the city. The one
party for political purposes has been
trying to minimise the number and
the other party for the same reason
have been trying t'i give the real
Recently a free labor agency was
started in the city and the organizer
stated that some two or three thousand had registered in one day. Mayor
Baxter took the trouble to tell one
of the daily press reporters that these
men were mostly from outside the
city, belonging tej Point Grey, Burnaby and  South  Vancouver.
Greater Vancouver sounds all right
sometimes, but at other times is best
forgotten from the Mayor's view of
the  ease.
+    *    *
After a long debate the labor conference sitting in Pretoria, South Africa, adopted by 30 votes to 12, a
motion providing for the acceptance
of colored people into the party provided they agree to the party's policy e,f upholding and advancing the
white .nan's standards. Pending lhe
report of a committee on the definition of "colored people." the latter
are delined at- perseins. oilier than
white, including .Malay.-, but excluding
African natives and Asiatics. A resolution was also adopted calling upon the government to lake immediate
iteps tei induce the repatriation of
Indians (Hindoos! under adequate
*       ee>       *
One  of  Simpson's   lirst  complaints |%
IbpOn the board of control in Toronto j f��jr ���
| was  in   reference  tee    the    minimum j
i wage   preiv.ided   for   laborers   in   that
city  uneler  the   fair  wage  scale.    lie
| declared   that   "a   minimum   wage   of
20c  per  hour  was  a  disgrace  to  the
city."    A  committee has been  form-
led  in   the  city  council  to  revise  the
jfair  wages  scale.
The proposition emanating from
the Miners' Liberation League, setting January 29 and 30 as the date
of a 48-hour universal strike by the
organized workers of Canada in protest against the imprisonment of the.
striking miners on Vancouver Island,
as was to have been expected was
not considered seriously by thc La-
he.r organizations of the Dominion,
and there was no cessation of work
in any of the provinces. The move
was foredoomed to failure from the
start for the organization that had
assumed to take the initiative was an
irresponsible body with no authority
te. issue such a circular as was sent
out to the hjtentational organizations.
The proposition was extremely ill-
advised. The Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, itself, would not
have had the temerity to put forward
such an indefensible proposition. The
labor organizations of Canada, while
they fully sympathize with the miners
of British Columbia, and stand ready-
to assist them by every legitimate
method possible, are too level-headed
to take any such hasty or ill-advised
step as  was  proposed.
Even the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada has no authority to
order a general strike. Xo other action than was taken was possible
under the circumstances. Trade organizations today are not easily stampeded. There is a right and a wrong
way to do things and the Miners'
Liberation League started out from
wrong premises and the result was
only   what   might   have     reasonably
been expected.
* *    *
Machinists at St. Thomas. Ont.. are
disturbing themselves over a proposal to establish a piecework system in
the Michigan Central shops there.
James Somerville. of Moose Jaw, executive board member, addressed a
mass meeting ih the city hall at St.
Thomas last week. The machinists
will resist the imposition of a piecework  system.
* *    *
The first convention of the New
Brunswick Federation of Labor was
held on the week of January 20. Between Fifty and sixty delegates were
in attendance and permanent eirgan-
ization was affected. A charter will
hc procured from the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada immediately. J. L. Sngrue. of St. John, was
elected president and P. D. Ayre. of
Moncton. as secretary. The next
convention will be held at Frederic-
ton in July of this year.
ele        ete        *
At the last regular meeting of the
St. John, N.B.. trades and labor council, all affiliated crafts repotted that
things industrially were very slack,
those whose members are employed
on the waterfront being especially
dull. Bricklayers and maseiiis, carpenters and painters have few members at work. Printers, printing
pressmen, marine checkers, moulders,
barbers, machinists, freight handlers
and tug boat firemen, report business
as only fair for this period of the
year, and plumbers and longshore
wotkers as very poor indeed.
Among the several motions carried
by the recent..interstate congress of
trades and labor councils, held in Adelaide, South Australia, is the following: "That the defence act should
be so amended as to clearly set forth
that the object of creating a citizen
fotee based upon universal compulsory, military training and service, is
for the. purpose of defending the Commonwealth against possible foreign
aggression, and, therefore, in no circumstances should any person so enrolled be compelled to bear arms
against his fellow Australian citizen,
notwithstanding anything contained
i" the oath of allegiance or any other
condition   of   compulsory   service."
been especially  vigorous,  against. Coll
dili'jiis   e,n   the   new   U'cllaneT -cfnaf,tt
:iiul  thee  authorities'  decision'' >vould *
indicate lhat they have heard the pro-
Usis, and  that  a  change  is due.
*    *    *
W. J   Dalton, a  granite  cutter, of e
Iberville,  Que.,  says  lhat  "if  he  had
money,  here  are  some  of the  things
he would do":
11  I  emly had a hundred million dol-1
I'd  build  a  granite  mansion   for  my;
I'd advertise for fifteen thousand cut-1
And yem bet  they  would be  satisfied
with  life.
sixty-two were arrested. They are
charged with contravention of martial
law. Pretty tough state of affairs
reigns when meetings are impossible.
Perhaps it was for this we fought
in South Africa. Whether we did or
we did not it is now certain
that it is about all we deserved. Can't
blame the Boers either, it is the Union
Jack that is flying
��    ��    ���
What's thc matter in South Africa?
���Didn't thc British beal the head off
the Be,er? Didn't Canadians send
troops tei free the miners from Boer
conditions? Wasn't the British flag
to give freedom to one and all? Hurrah'. Holler your heads off. Look!
What is this? Martial law in Boer-
land. Why? Because the workers
dare ask for better conditions under
the   Union   Jack   with   the   usual   re-,
suits���the soldiers are called out and | I'd pension all the cutters over forty,
martial   law   proclaimed.     Don't   youi Then   I   guess  they   would  be   satis-
dare call a  scab a  scab, or blackleg. I ned with life.
Thc law says yem must not��� and thej
bayonets  and  bullets  are  being  used  I'd like a job with some firm estimate!   'lrive  the   slaves  back    to    work j    .       'ing
while  the  stockholders sit and  smile'Where    competition   is   as   keen   as
it  the dirty jeib.���Winnipeg Voice.        ,        death,
I'd multiply and add about ten thou-
If   I   had   a   hundred   million   "ditto"
I'd d'j my share  to banish care and
I'd   buy   up   all   the   quarries   in   the
We'd have  stock  enough to  last us
all our life.
If I only had    a    thousand    million
"iron men,"
If some rich girl  would only bc  my
best FOk Children
Chambers 40 per cent.
Emulsion Cod Liver Oil
Soothe*, Heals and Builds
up the Lungs and System
We guarantee it
Second to None
SPECIAL PRICE 85c and 40c
Collingwood East
Workers throughout the dominion
will be interested in the statement
thai the government has declared in
fr.vor of the union rate of wages for
all work e,n the Tcirnhto harbor. The
nnnijimceeiKiee. is undoubtedly the result of agitatioh 'en the part of ihe
(rade-union movement against the
government's policy of allowing contractors to evade the provisions of the
give  the  boys
chance  to  draw
If some one raised my salary fifteen
And all my friends gave rae .the grand
I deiuht if I would ever live to spend
So I guess I'm satisfied the way I am.
clause.    This agitation  has'    What  would you dfl?
Cor. 30th Avenue and Main Street
Comfortable Hair for oublic meetings, dances,  etc., to  Let
34 32nd Avenue
The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy Has a Fling at the Daylight Savin Bill an' Dispels an Ugly
Dominion Equipment & Supply Co
Contrsctors and Mraicipal Machinery, Equipment and Supplies
Phone Seymour 7155
839 Beatty Street	
During the present strike in South
Africa, the typographical union of Johannesburg has had a similar experience to that of the Nanaimo union of
miners. While in session their meeting was invaded by the military and
the whole of them to the number of
Weel freens, What are we gaun tae
get next? I'm no referrin' tae the
weather, but in passin', let's hope
it'll he rain���onythings better than
what we're haen the noo. Snaw
disna suit this pairt o' the world, I
dinna ken what W'ey, but somehoo or
ither yae dinna feel comfortable while
its on the grund. But tae came back
tae   what   I   wis   intendin'   tae   write
I guess maist o' yae'll hae noticed
whiles In tlie papers a discusschun
gaun on aboot a bill some smert guys
were intendin' tae bring afore the
parliament owre in Victoria. It pass-
eel unehr the high-soondin' title o'
the "Daylight Saving Bill." For a
long lime 1 wtin'nered what it a'
meant an' at the feenish I wis forVred
tae ask the eddytur,
Yae ken the auld sang that ran "Ii
yae want tae know the time, ask a
policeman." As Post o' Post Toast-
ies an' ither sic truck says "There's
a  Reuse oi."
Hooever. tae come tae the pint, I
went an' interviewed his highness o'
the blue pencil an' the red r���nose.
an' as tac be expected frae a fellie
that spends m?ist n' his time readin'
the classics���ancient an' modern, but
maistly the modern and sich as
"Judge," "Puck," etcetry���he went
intae a very learned discourse on the
merits o' the bill.
"Sandy." he says, an' he didna
speak for anither meenit or twa; he
very nearly dislocated his jaws in an
effort tae get his mooth shut efter
a great big yawn; "this wan o' the
lincst things that has come afore the
ceevelized world this last twenty or
thirty year back; its importance can
hardly bc recognized an' its far-
reachin' possibilities should be thoroughly understood."
"Weel," I says tac him, "I'm no'
wantin' tae hear aboot what its likely tae dae or onythin' else. I came
here for the specific reason o' ascer-
tainin' what tlle preamble o' the bill
is In the lirst place���an' leave it tae
me tae think oot for mysel whether
its a guid illing or no."
"Toeits, mon." he replies, "yae dinna need tae get red-headed; let a fellie get his brathe a bit. You Scotsmen arc a' the same; yaer aye wantin'
tae get tae the bottom o' things, an'
on the reiad doon yae dinna tak the
time tae assimilate the facts unless
it be a bottle o' whuskey, an' then
yae hardly gie yacrscls time tae pu'
the cork."
"Cut that oot," I says; "I didna
���euue heer tae bc slatindered wi a man
like you���why a guid gless o' whuskey wud kill yae."
Yae ken freens, there's a hit o'
smert men in Canada an' when they
meet a Scotty they aye think they
can tak a bit jab at him but somehoo
ir ither yae'll aye notice they come off
saicond best.
1 could plainly see afore he went
einy further that he kent jist as muckle
aboot that bill as I kent mysel. but
yae can aye trust they fellies for haen
ony amount o' gall���what they dinna
ken they double, then multiply, but
never substract frae, an' thc sum total is naethin' less than what we ca'd
a   d d   lee   at  hame,   but   they're
mure polite, of course, oot here, an'
they ca' it B. S. Whatever that me*ns
1 dinna ken, although I've often jal-
eiused it meant, as the Frenchie says,
"a la the Bowser Style."
Onywey, tae come back tae the
���nidnicht���toots, toots, the "Day-
licht Savin' Bill.
"Look here," says I; "dis it mean
ony extra taxes or is it somethin' like
the Insurance Bill at hame. Dae yae
cairry a caird ahoot in yaer waistcoat pocket. Man, I jist want tae
ken thc fundymental principle o' the
As yaell can perfectly weel understand, freens. a fellies times pretty
weel occupied wi ither things in this
uncivilized weather the noo. The
wife makes it ah excuse for gaen an'
makin' a Jessy Bell o' yap in the
shape o' gettin' yae tae bring up the
she says she's feared tae trust her
feet on the sidewalks. Then there's
they measly beggers o' hens, gee,
they'd mak a fellies, bluid bile. Tfce
wife will insist on me gien them a
hot feed in the caller air o' mornin's
like this. I've got a slinkin' idea that
a parritch poultice applied in the proper place wud hae guid effects on the
Hooever, he told me the main idea
o'  the  promoters o'  the  bill  wis tae j
mak it compulsory tae turn back the
hamuli   o'   the   clock  by  an   hoor  in
the summer time frae the lirst o' April
(They   certainly  struck  on   the   richt'
date.)    He went on tae illustrate tae I
me the enormeius amount o' time that j
wis. wasted in the summer months by
no  takin'     advantage    o'     the     early
licht   in   tlle   mornin���valuable    time
wasted  lyin'  sleepin'  in  nor  beds.
"It's fine tae hear geese quack."
It's a richt for him tae talk aboot
wastin' his time sleepin'. Gee yae
never see him afore ten or eleven
o'clock in the forenune an he's rub-
bin his e'en even at that. 1 sailed in
tae him richt there an' telt him I
never considered my time wasted lyin' in my bed. A man that daes a
hard day's work never grudges the
time he spends 'tween the blankets
an'  the  sheets.
What a dauft idea onywey. li it
had been the ither wey aboot an'
they had suggested turnin' the clock
back twa or three hoors in the winter
mornin's an' then put it forrit again
in the efternune���the Bill wud hae
had my, an I'm shure the maist o' my
readers, heartiest endorsashUn. I
guess the fellie wis an Englishman
that invented that Bill.
Wan o' my readers wrote nie this
week sayin' he had heard rumours
tleeiii' ahoot that I wis a candidate
feir the office o' Chief o' the Police
force in Sooth Vancouver, an' wanted me tae say whether it wis true or
no', for if it wisna the case he intended gaun efter the job himsel.
He menshuned that he wis six-fit
three, a Heilanman frae Aiberdeen,
an' could knock spots oot o' onybody  ii  the  same  wis required.
Weel yae can lak it frae me, freens.
When 1 tell yae I hae passed the
stage in life when a polisman's uniform tempts mc irac the straight an'
narrow way.
If ever I wis a polisman I wud jine
the City force an' get a job roond
some o' the swell clubs where I wud
hae a chance o' rinnin' in something
big. Kane o' yaer common bank robbers for me,
Go to it, lad.  I   hope ya^ get '.he
eh.   but   boiievt   mc   yae   hinna
aer sorrows ta-2  sock
\ .->ur
a' ism
through   the
No. 2
Collingwood Men's Association
The annual meeting of the Collingwood and District Men's Business
Association was held last week and
was largely attended. Mr. Martin,
the secretary, reported on the year's
work of the association'and referred
to improvements affected with the
B. C. E. R. service from Vancouver
to Collingwood. \-
Mr. Martin in resigning his position as secretary was thanked for his
past services, Mr. Orel being appointed-his successor. Mr. Pringle was
elected president and. Mr, W. H.
Kent, vice-president, and several new-
members were- named.
The association has ��� arranged to
give at an early date, a concert for the
benefit of the School Dinner Fund,
and in .the.meantime the school, children are being provided with hot
lunches.    The  association  will  meet
By the CLELAND DlBBU EncOi '
VANCOUVER        I�� ��� C   ���
again next week at the Bursill Lib-
iary, rind arrangements are how being
butcher meat an'sic tike stuff because I made "for the coming concert..'
Big  Value  at   Columbia
There's always a big ten cents'
worth at the Columbia Theatrs on
Hastings Street, between Abbott and
Carrall. Since this popular place was
re.viodelled over a year ago, it has
been the hame bf good vaudeville
and motion, pictures. There are al-,
ways several gpod "turns", in addition to a reel of the best picture's.
The management advertise any seat
fpr 10 etuis, and there.is po que^tjoti,
but that, any person parting with a
dime will receive big value for their
money. ..,'.,.      ..       . ��� '���' ���
.. The bill for the last week was head
ed by the American quartette which
proved to be bne of the best acts
of its kind seen in any vaudeville
home in the city. There were several other good numbers which were
witnessed by crowded houses alf
��� TWO
Vancouver Will Be a Great City
- and���
Shall Be a Great Industrial Centre
The greatest force in Vancouver's prosperity is our industrial
development, and thc greal* force in the latter is the minimum
industrial investment weTdeJ togclh-r and honorably controlled in
evolving froni small beginnings, large and prosperous industrial concerns, which provide large pay-rolls and full dinner pails.
Vancouver shall have these "and meet her keenest competitors,
because we can provide cheap industrial sites, chc��p homesites, where
transportation by sea and land can converge at a* great dock system
in touch with world commerce.
You can hasten thc day of great things.
���       I I a       a
We have to that end made arrangements whereby we can offer
gilt-edge industrial investments in denominations of $200, which will
give returns of 10 per cent, and over per annum; payments spread
over one year without interest.
Dont procrastinate, but respond quickly and be patriotic to
yourself and in turn, patriotic to your own city.
R. D. Rorison & Son, Limited
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co. Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thome  Metal  Store  Front  Bars,   Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
30 to 34 Cordova W., Between Abbott and Carrall
77 Hastings Street E., Corner Columbia Avenue
See Our Special $12.50, $18.50 and $22.50
Suits and Overcoats
We cater to the man who wants the best, for the least money
Hughes Bros' Big Liquor Store
Phone ; Seymour 330
We carry everything in the  Liquor  Line
No erder too small, and none too large  for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every  Priday morning at 9 a.m.
Ac ring "'I 'behalf of an l'.iu;li-h syndicate which proposes tee invest
SlOO.OOO-iii the laying, oi the ieeunda-
tieeii for a large shipbuilding plant
near Sea Island in'the North Ann
uf the Eraser, Messrs. Kgnmtlv - L.-
Unmet, W. D. Iliirdis and J. I) Magee have secured a lease    on    two
small   islands   at   the   ntOUth   t.i   th.
* ��� ^
A ten-dollar verdict wrs awarded,
Mr. Henry Scully, the plaintiff in ;e::
action against Mr. J". S. Matson, pree-
prieteir of the "News-Advertiser."
Mr. Scully's, claim was 'for damages
on account of a statement made in
that paper to Ihe effect I hat he hrd
heen "arrested, examined and freed
again hy the South Vancouver police
early Monday morning." The defence
was that while a mistake had heen
made, it had been unintentional and
without  malice  and  that  an  apology
had been  offered.
* *    ��
At a meeting of the Greater Vancouver Sewerage Commission last
week it was stated that the report of
the three engineers appointed to inquire into the matter of the proportion of the assessment to be levied
against each of the municipalities was
now in hand. Mr. Bowser stated that
119 men were employed on the work
which was  making steady  progress.
* *     *
It is announced that the Imperial
Oil Company, which is supposed to
be a branch of the Standard Oil Company, has bought 100 acres on the
North Shore of Burrard Inlet, near
Port Moody, from the Vancouver
Timber and Trading Company for
$150,000 cash.    It is proposed to build
I \= many .hunters in Greater Van-
Icouver have applied for tun licences, a
[jjutice baa Uucu- ifeetued fnein the gaiue-
LwarHeh's department to the effect that
fun IWetieJei eh. not expire until March
J.ll ami -oHiin��t-he renewed before lhat
*    *   *
The   big   cougar   which     has    been
I ���. rro.'i/:iii;   tin   peeeple oi   Vorili   Van
[e   -:ce r rce'eiiily  e.a.-  -licet  last   b'riday
1��   'k.    It ii- stated that a ciiigar wat
:<.!- .   re ce nfly   1 iile el   at   Hasting-   and
i that tw i have been seen lately In the j
vicinity ..f Point Grey. The game;
.'...; den ii;.- exprcsse el ihe- i ipinion
that rongai - are becoming morel
plentiful in Greater Vancouver this |
winter than usual.
Dispelling Gloom
First Wall Strrtt Broker���"Anything to do today?"
Second Wall Street Broker���"Certainly not."
Judge���"Describe what passed between you iu the.quarrel with your
Man on Stand���"The plates were re-
"Come   to   a   funeral   with  Inc.     Itegular   dinner   size,   your   honor,   and
will cheer you up a bit." the teapot had a broken spout."
' "'^WWB iii ii ���   -���
Miss Gutteridge delivered an ad- j
dress em Women Suffrage on Sunday \
at the Fraser Hall, South Vancouver, \
under the auspices of the Democratic I
party of Canada. It was well attend-:
ed  and   Dr.   Curry  and  others   spoke
on the subject.
*    *   *
The Progress Club has been now
incorporated under the name of thc
"Vancouver Industrial Bureau." Its
objects are stated to bc : "To encourage and assist the civic, industrial, commercial and transportation
interests of the city of Vancouver,
surrounding districts and the province
as a whole, and generally to assist
trade and commerce and civic welfare."
��    ��    *
Soringfield Lodge. No. 79. International Order of Good Templars,
held their weekly meeting in the Cedar Cottage hall. Victoria Road, on
Friday. February 6.   Under the direc-
Scrr.e Delta Produce
Development Work in Kaslo
a refining plant to cost $500,000 and
to employ from 100 to 200 men.   The.
plans for building and wharfs are already  in   preparation,   and   with   the j
C. P. R. branch recently constructed ���
through property put in active opera-
tion,  there  is likely to be work now
for  several   hundreds  of  men  during
the spring.
* *        e((
Mr. R. M. Robson, of 2234 Alberta
Street, Mount Pleasant, who was recently in his old home in Ontario,
where he attended the funeral of his
father,  has  now  returned.
* *        *
The regular monthly meeting of
the W. F. C. S. was held on February 4 at the home of Mrs. E. W. Clc-
land, 63 26th Avenue East, South
Vancouver. The meeting was opened
by devotional exercises. Mrs. Taylor gave the bible reading from
Isaiah, 35th chapter, while Mrs. Harvie read from the study, "the King's
Business." An interesting letter was
read from Mrs. McGuigan, one of the
members, wdio was unable to attend.
A report from the Annual Prayer
Meeting of the W. M. F. S., which
ivas held in First Church, was also
received, while the minutes of the
last meeting were read and approved.
In connection with the Home Mission, a letter of thanks was read from
the recipient of a comforter. During
the evening Mrs. Clcland kindly served
refreshments and the meeting closed
with sentence prayers. The next
meeting will be held at the home of
Mrs. Johnson, 245 19th Avenue East.
* ��      *
Sergeant Lee has been promoted
to first class standing, having completed one year's service as sergeant
in the  South Vancouver police force.
* t   *
The Manufacturers' Association of
British Columbia have moved their
offices to the Board of Trade Building, Vancouver. It is expected that
the offices of the proposed Industrial
Commissioner will also be located in
the same building.
t    ��    i
Mr. J. Francis Bursill will give a
lecture on "Lord Strathcona. Ilis
Life and Times" on February 20, at
the Aberdeen School, in connection
with the winter session of the Art,
Historical  and  Scientific  Association.
* *     Sr
On Saturday last at the hirst Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, Miss
Mary Flora Lamond, of South Vancouver, was married to Mr. Harry
Heywood. The, ceremony was performed by Rev. J. S. IlcndcTsejn and
was witnessed by Miss May Rolston
and Mr. John Powell.
* e*        *
At the home of the bride's parents,
1526 Third Avenue East, Vancouver,
Miss Jeannie Duguid Kynoch, formerly of Aberdeen, Scotland, was
married to Mr. Alexander Macpherson Matheson, of Dundee, on Friday
rjf last week. Rev. C. R. Blunden
was the celebrant, and a wedding
supper was Served'after thc ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Matheson will reside
in  South  Vancouver'.
* ��    ��
For the first time this season the
ice on Trout Lake, near Cedar Cottage, was thick enough last week to
permit of skating,' which was freely
indulged in  for several days.
tion of Brother James, visiting L. D..
the installation of newly-elected officers took place with the usual ceremonies. The St. Valentine's basket
ball social will be held Friday, February 13, and the next regular meeting
will be on Fridav. February 20.
*   *   ���
It was announced by Premier McBride a few days ago that steps will
be taken to reserve all deposits of
radium in the province by the government fur the exclusive use of the
people of British Columbia, and legislation will be introduced with that
object  in   view.
Provincial Progressive Club
At a meeting held last Friday week
of the Provincial Progressive club in
the O'Brien Hall, Vancouver, the
following officers were elected : Hon.
president, H. C. Brewster; vice-president, C. Macdonald; president, J. B.
Holden; vice-president, J. S. Adam;
secretary-treasurer, W. P. Nicholls;
executive, N. Steveston, J. Ruston, J.
Foster, L. Vincent, J. S. Adam, J.
Edwards, Russell Jones, A. McDougal, Fred Ogle, Pratt, Smith and A.
Gregor. Messrs. Adams, Ruston, Edwards, Ogle, Foster and Vincent were
elected delegates for the city and district executive meeting, in addition to
the president and secretary. W. A,
Blygh gave an address in which be
referred to the excellent work done
for the party by the young Liberals
of Greater Vancouver.
It Was Up to Dobbin
A cultured daughter, home from
boarding school, had just been driving the fat and antiquated family
horse, from which all speed and spirit
had departed some fifteen years before.
ITS DURABILITY���Docs not crumble or pulvcr
ize under the densest traffic; second only to granite
ITS EASE OF REPAIR-No difficulty being ex
perieneed in removing and replacing the blocks; no
expensive plane or skilled workmen required.
highly antiseptic and waterproofing material instant
ly destroys all germs, prevents  the absorption of
street filth and consequent decay.
ITS NOISELESSNESS���The rattle and bang of
vehicles passing over its smooth surface absorbed
and muffled till the quiet of the dirt road is obtained.
ITS DUSTLESSNESS���Does not pulverize; the
heaviest traffic only pounding down the wood fibres
to offer the greater resistance.
ITS CLEANLINESS���Having a smooth surface and
being waterproof it does not differ in this respect
from asphalt.
We manufacture blocks of the highest possible
standard, the verv best materials only being used and
in the DOMINION WOOD BLOCKS we believe
we produce an article ihat has no equal.
Vancouver, B, C.
PRICE (To parties using B.C. Electric current) $3.00
Every Iron is Guaranteed by the  Company for  10 Years
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
"Mamma," she called daintily���
though in sudden alarm���"I can't
leave Dobbin standing, can I?"
Thc matter of fact mother replied
briskly : You can. Unless hc prefers to sit."
Don't Want to Be Cured
A London doctor claims lo l'��rt
discovered a cure for love sickness.
That will be like these anti-bad-habit
remedies���hard to market because tn*
patient prefers the disease.
Off Men's and  Boys'  Overcoats,
Ladies' Rain and Overcoats.
Off all Men's and Boys' Suits, all kinds, no
reserve; all Hats and Caps, Odd Pants and
Fancy Vests, Dressing Gowns and Housecoats
Tel. Sey. 702. 309 to 315 Hastings St. W.
Gore Ave.
Lawrence & Sandusky, Lessees
Sey. 3907
Week of February 16
Matinees Wed. and Sat.
The   Del.   S   Lawrence
Stock   Company
Maude   Leon*
In the Funniest Play in  the English Language
By Margaret Mayo
Prices 25c and 50c
Matinees 25c An\) Seat
18th and Main Street
"The House of Features"
Is prepared to receive a limited number of pupils
and impart instruction al their homes  or at hi*
COLLINGWOOD EAST,  At B. C. Electric  Station
H.  H.  DEAN,  Proprietor
We change daily with a fresh feature each day.     We have installed a New Powers 6 A, the most perfect motion picture machine
made. .tt-..** t��tt*
Come any night and see a NEW FEATURE on our NEW kT.R-
ROROIDE curtain just imported.
P. O. Box 32
Phone Collingwood 24
Successors to Fletcher & Brett
Notary Public
Dominion Express Money  Orders Issued
Having purchased the Stock of Messrs. Geo. E.
McBride & Company, who for years did a
LARGE CREDIT Business, wc are selling for
And   giving   the   people   of   South   Vancouver
the advantage of a saving of
15 to 20 per cent.
 i e __*       .
��� ���" BUY AT HOME"=4���
Empress Theatre
"Baby Mine." Margaret Mayo'sl
laughing iucccsi is announced a- the!
offering nexl week al tin- Empress
Theatre, beginning Monday evening,
February I'e \., play in years has
ereated me.r. laughter than tins
sparkling c edy. Miss Mayo confesses thai -In- g>.t the idea for "Baby
Mini-" freem a newspaper clipping!
which stated thai thousands of hu--
bandi are fondling babies in the lee.
lirf   (hai   tlu-y   arc   tluir   own.     With I
thi- basic idea Mi-- Mayo lias fashioned the funniest play eef recent years.
Prom tin- moment the hot-headed
husband leaves home in a towering
rage, and  when  later  a   comforting
eme <ef the most remarkable three-reel
drama- ever produced. This film
-1 e e > v, - the pursuit nf a pair e.f crim.-
inals freim New Y.'rl. thrnugl) England. France and Italy. V neelclaee
is Stolen rf'em a mummy in
Veirk museum, and thc thief Dies to
England, where she it joined by another   crook.      \n li   llie-   many   in-
eielent- which crowd rapidly upon one
another are tlle clever transfer uf tlle
necklaev Ire,in '.lie crook I" another
before the very c-yei fi the detective
, by mean- eif a wine glass; a hand-to-
i..r   theirU,an,i   .lrut,Ki,.   ,���   ,,   gondola   and   a
lligllt      level       tlie      re.eel-      1.1      tllf      il.lll-l--
aIn"K  in Ke.ine, in which one liiief loses hi-
llife.   Don't misa thi�� greal time-reel
[feature    Tn cunclu.de with two reels
>it comedy.    Come early tee avoid the
rush,    l-'ir-t  -hnw  7.30, second show
A h Phone Sev 318
\ Granville Street
Week   ot   February   16
.1        til. Ill'l-t
inn making
Madge P. M
different lines than those pursued by |
any either single character Eschewing the popular and rag se,nn- ihe i
presenting a line of character -'>ngs
several oi which wen- written i-pee
laily feir her.
There have been me.nkeys and moil
key-  and   -till   more   monkeys,     It   i
"I doubtful   if   there   has   ever   been   pre-
th8�� hebe sented  a  more  comical  lol  of mon-
| key-   than   those   which   Edward   Gil-
bired baek by a telegram announcing
that ai la-t in- i- iiie father of a baby
boy. "Baby Mine" becomes a cream-
Ingly   funny   comedy   that   knows   no
| let  up  in   its    laughing    department.
["Baby Mine" is a play that has been
a positive and legitimate success from
jit- lirst production. Thc aim of thc
authoress   and   producer   has   been   to
I create real fun, merriment and laughter, and they have succeeded almost
to the limit.    There is unbridled gay-
I ety   all   the   time  and   there   is   not   a
'dull or solemn moment in it. The
methods   and   manner  e.f  the  young
i wife anil deluded husband arc- close to
real happenings and impress many of
an   adull   audience   personally.     It   is
Cedar   Cottage   Theatre
20th Avenue and Commercial Street
We show the best, cleanest and most up to date pictures with a
complete change daily.
Mr. J. C. McArthur
Mr. J.  C.  McArthur.  who  was  laid
up at home with a bad cold for sev
eral days after his recent trip to Victoria has now recovered and is nut
and  about.
lette uses  in  his    original    comedy
scene, "l-'un in a Bonding Alley." in
whieh Adam and Eve. said to be the
only monkey howlers on earth, are the
stellar  illuminaries.
Sam Barton nearly rides a wheel.
What is more important, however, is
the fact that he keeps his audience in
a continual roar ot laughter during
thc entire time that he makes Ilii- endeavor  for  them.
An original patter act, full 'if clean,
bright fun, is offered by Armstrong
& Ford. It is called "The English
Johnny and the Ceip." The title is
explanatory  of  the  two  types  repre-
Florence Nightingale
The   Brilliant   VlCfKMI   Prima   Donna
������Hireil   aii   Fi.-ed"
Individuality   Personified
Offering   a   Repertoire   of   Original   |oa|
Pun   in   a   Bowling   Alley
Almost   everyone   knows   that   Flor- , Aausted   by  a  Troupe  of  Monkey   Comediana
ence   Nightingale   was   born   in   the
city of Florence, after which she was
named. Hcr parents resided at that
period at Bellosgardo, a suburb out-
tisde the Porta Komana, where they
occupied the line old fifteenth-century
villa known as La Colombaia,
Recently Italy and the British colony combined te. pay a tribute of
pride and affection to the memory of
the famous Englishwoman whom
"the City of Flowers" yet claims as
eme of her heroic daughters. The Italian Government willingly consent-1
ed to the erection of a memorial in I:
the cloister of Santa Croce, the West-|
minster Abbey of Italy. In the clois-'
ter beneath the arcade, which looks;
upon an ancient garden, has been I
placed the memorial, which is the I
work and gift of the sculptor, F. W.:
Sargent, and i- extremely beautiful j
and appropriate in its classic simplic-'
ity. It represents Florence Nightin-1
gale as "The Lady of the Lamp," the
touching name conferred on her by i
the wounded whom she tended sol
devotedly during the Crimea, and by ,
which future generations will con-1
tinue to know her.
Sargant did not attempt to repro-1
duce the lineaments of the original,
but has represented an ideal figure in i
white marble thrown into relief by I
a dark background. In thai hand is!
a lamp held aside in the position of i
one thus better able to see the object
at which the down-bent eyes appear i
to be gazing. The monument bears j
thc inscription :
The Heroine of the Crimea
King  of   Bike  Comediana
The   English  Johnny  and   the   Cop
Artistic   Club   Manipulator.
Matinee   Daily.   2.30   p.m.���15c,   25c.   50c   and
Sl 00
Evening    Preformance.    8.15    p.m.���21c,    50c
75c  and $1.00
1    Ml
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1 WC   1 Jl   1
of   Februa
-y   16
Joe   Maxwell's
Seven   Stunning   Steppers
Don't   Fail  to  sec  the  Real   Rain   Effect
Singers Who Sing and Comedians who comede
In   a   Shakesperean   Travesty   "Macbeth"
"Fun   Down  on  the   Farm"
The   Little   Melba   and   the   Little   Paderewski
The  Athletic   Rubes
Thc  Latest   From  the  Motion   Picture  World
mccrt   at   which   the   nie ether-,
sweethearts   sister-   and   child-
Matinee Daily Twice Nightly
f members and friends were pres- \ m an.,  ,5c      Boxt5 SOc      tsc and 25c
Complete  Change  of  bill  weekly
Miss  Maude Lecne, at   thc Empress Theatre
rib-expanding fun and all .see fascinating thai many are willing to see
"Baby Mine" over and over again. A
year in New Ye.rk. eighl months in
Chicago and nearly two year- in London at the Criterion Theatre i- but a
brief record of ilu comedy's run in
the larger cities, li will be presented
at the Empress by a easl 01 unusual
excellence, many of whom have al-I and iherel
ready played in the bill, and patronsjfor the 'I
are a --tired in advance of a hilarious
e vetting'- entertainment.
"The Silver Horde" has been an unqualified success as presented io the
Lawrence Players und crowded houses
have been llle rule for llle entire week.
Apart from the exciting 1 ��� 1 ��� >t and
unique character drawings. Its vivid
ami accurate pictures of the greal sal-
iiieni fisheries of Alaska, would alone
ensure its success. The acting has
been capital throughout anel "Thei
Silver Horde" will remain in memory
as one of the artistic successes of Unpopular  company  of players
sented . Mr. Armstrong makes tin
policeman lhe aggressive type ol a
bluecoat, while as a distinct contrast,
Mr. Ford plays the Johnny as a -ilk
hatted domiciled  idiotic   Englishman.
In tlu- manipulation of Indian clubs
it i.- necessary to excel iu order to
attracl even passing attention. The
truth of ihi- statement i- undeniable
re- the besl endorsment
owing Tabors is the fact
that during the eight minutes they
occupg the stage their audience i-
held in 'rapt attention.
There will be new Motion Pictures,
first run. of course, and the Concerl
Orchestra eeill be heard in new selections.
A   bill
Imperial   Theatre
irowded  t.e  the    full
Orpheum Theatre
Another brilliant array eif vaudeville
has been booked for the week of Feb
16,   at   the   Orpheum     Theatre
variety will be offered ai thc Imperial nexl week, with another of .bee
Maxwell'- girl acts called "The Seven
Dancing Oirl-" occupying the headline position. This act furnishes a
line bit of ieminity and scenic embellishments that are toe, infrequent in
popular   priced   vaudeville.
A   rollicking  comedy  act,  based  on
._JIShakespeare's "Macbeth" will be pre
hile the first two wecks's bills have
been unusually good, this one promises to eclipse them, and reservations)
for choice seats should be made early.
Fritzi Schcff, the celebrated Vienes.sc
Prima Donna and one of the highest
salaried acts in vaudeville, will be the
headline attraction, and comes here
direct from St. Paul to open her engagement on the Orpheum Circuit.
Miss Scheff is the best-known contemporary light opera star, an artist
that is as representative of the musical
world as Bernhardt is of the dramatic.
Possibilities for her in the light opera
or musical comedy were so great that
Miss Scheff entered willingly into the
movement to place her at the head
of her own company. The first vehicle in which she traveled this new
road was "The Two Roses." This
was followed in succession by "Gi-
rofle." and "Boccacio," "Mile. Modiste." "The Prima Donna." "The
Duchess," and "The Mikado." She is
without a doubt* one of the most attractive women on or off the stage.
Her charm and daintiness, together
with her style, commanding the utmost approval
A novel skit that fairly reeks with
comedy is effercd by Tudor Cameron
& Johnny O'Connor in "Hired and
Fired." The pair arc exceptionally
capable comedians and have billed
for themselves characters that permit
sented by the- Kierman Walter- and
Kiernan company wherein all the serious lines of the original piece arc-
twisted into volumes of laughter and
grotesque make up
Fred Warren and Al Blanchard, two
h'ackface comedians who have been
on the -ia,1- nan/ years will be an-
letliev comedy feature of the week's
It is seldom that two youngster
are blessed with lhe talent and musical
genius 01 Hazel Rtrko and Alexander Korae. known ;;.s "The Little
Melba" t.nd the "i.ittlc Paderewski."
who will appear at the Imperial during the coming week.
Another ceimedy act with acrobatics
is the offering of Patrick Francisco
and  Warren, trio of clever  tumblers.
et      ��      *
Pantages Theatre
A top-notch programme has heen
fixed up at the Pantages Theatre for
the week beginning February 16, of
which the leading attraction will be
a musical comedy sketch entitled "In
Laughland, or who is who." presented by Bothwell Brown. It is full of
sustained fun, an,��l  is  supported by a
musical  programme  of  14 people.
�� $ .*    ���
Dreamland Theatre
On    Friday,    February    13.    "The
Necklace of Ramc-.-s," the greatest
detective   story   ever   written.     It   is
ren 1
ent iii goodly numbers is the latest
achievement 'if the Seeuth Vancouver
Liberal Club. This family affair was
held al the club rooms. 4362 Main
Sireet on Wednesday evening and a
very pleasant time wa- -pent in li-t-
ening to song, recitation and instrumental music.
Mr. S. I-'. Henderson, lie whom the
success of the entertainment was
largely due. proved himself a genial
and. as befitted a family concert, a
fatherly chairman. Although tlu
concerl wa- principally a musical one,
and smoking was tabooed, politics
were nut altogether ignored. Mr-.
W. A. McConkey. for instance, cave
an interesting address e.n "Women's
Suffrage." Mrs. McConkey is a lucid
ami persuasive speaker. It would be
a good thing fot the higher plane eef
pulitic- if all mere male speakers
were animated wiih the same "sweet
reasonableness" that characterised the
lady'- discourse. Mrs, McConkey expressed the belief thai 1! C would
In- the first province in Canada t"
grant the franchise to women and acknowledged the indebtedness of suf-
ftagettes t" ihe Liberal party for pulling  iheir  claim  e.n  ii-  platform.
Sir. G (',. McGeer, presidenl of tin-
club as well a- of lhe Richmond Liberal Association, gave a brief address
cn Liberalism, He wa- one who eliel
nut think thai their political life
should he apart from their social life.
As a Liberal he believed 111 lhe extension ' 1 iln- franchise t" women, which
he wa- convinced would tend t<> the
better ptditical governmenl of the
ce untrj Referring tee ilu- lack of
proper representation at Victoria, Mr.
McGeer emphasized the apathy of the
government in iln- matter of helping
Souih Vancouver in selling ii- brtnds
aml it- general neglect of ilu- whole
Interests  of tin- constituency.
In the musical pari uf the program
all the peril inner- acquitted themselves t" ihe enjoyment of the audience. 11 might be mentioned that the
singing, especially fi Miss Beswick
in The Dream of Home," and eef the
Misses Beswick ami Mabel Kay in
the duel. "Parting to Meet Again"
was a delight lo the ear. Both of
these young ladies have exceedingly
sweet anil cultivated voices. The following was  the program :
Anthem���"Oh Canada!" Audience:
Trio���Violin and Piano. Misses Bail-
i-s and Mabel and Eva Kay; Song���
"Till the Sands of the Desert Grow
Cold," Mr. D. II. Jeiynes; Song���
"The Dream eef Home," Miss Beswick: Song���"Hail King Ceorge." Mr.
Magnus Irvin: Addess���Mrs. W. A.
McConkey; Recitation. Mr. John
Third, Jr.; Violin selection. Mr. Joe
Chamberlain; Duet���"Parting to Meet
Again." Misses Beswick antl Kay:
Song���"A Perfect Dav." Miss Mabel
Kay; Address���Mr. G. G. McCeer.
In  a  program  of  Classical   ?.nd   Popular   Airs
Unequalled        Vaudeville       Meant        FanttgM
E. D. GRAHAM, Resident Man.
Phone Seymour 3046
Three times  daily, 2.45. 7.20 and 9.15
Week  nf  February   lb
"In Laughland
Or, Who is Who "
Prices,  Matinees.  15c;  Night,  15 and
25c    Box Seats. 50 cents
Day  or   Night   Phone,   Sey.   7653
520 Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.
FOR SALE.���Prize V'inning Barred
Rock Setting Eggs. $2.50 a setting.
���J. Johnson, 5805  Ontario  Street.
eef seats will probably affect Greater
Vancouver more than anj "-lur pari
of the pnn i ii et I: i- stated lhat the
bill will go te. tlie committee at an
early  elate.
Gospel  Services
The Evangelistic service- in ihe
Gospel Hall, corner 30th \venue and
Main Street will continue every week
night ai 8 o'clock and on Sunday,
February 15. at 7.30. Subnet- : "Tlie
Great White Throne," and "The
Eternal State."
The meetings are conducted by-
Mr. .1. .1. Rouse and all arc cordially
Dominion Redistribution Bill
On Tuesday Premier Borden introduced the new redistribution bill in
the Dominion House of Commons.
Ottawa, and it received its lirst reading. In the course of his statement
thc premier enumerated the number
of seats it was proposed to give to
each province of the Dominion with
the exception of Prince Edward Is-
and whfch was left blank for the
committee  to deal  with.
In the new redistribution bill British Columbia is given 13 seats, as
compared with 7 which is the number
the province has had to he content
with   since   1903.    This  redistribution
Progressive Whist Drive
A progressive whist drive w-ill be
held in the hall of thc South Vancouver Liberal Club. 4362 Main Street,
on February 27. Ladies are especially invited to grace the occasion as
well as take a hand in  the games.
Ruth Morton Memorial Church
Next Sunday, February 15, at the
Ruth Meerton Memorial Baptist
Church, corner of Twenty-second
Avenue and Prince Albert Street,
South Vancouver. Mrs. A A. McLeod
will give a missionary address at the
morning service, and the pastor, the
Rev. J. Willard Leitch, will preach in
the evening.
New Choral Society
The formation of a choral society in
thc Collingwood district is proposed.
Messrs. Tait, Todd, Crawford and
Prentice, the organizers will be glad
to receive the names of those wishing to join  thc  society. FOUR
B��tre/  gatunlay by the Greater Vance-mar  Publiehera  Limited
Corner   Thirtieth   Avenue   and   Main   Street.   South   Vanootiver.   B. C
Oe-orec   M.   Murray.   Prenident   and   Managing   Director.
Herbert  A.  Stain.  Vica-Praaidant  and  Managing  Editor.
John Jackaon, Bualneaa  Manager.
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NIGHT   CALLS    Fairmont   19461
To aii  pointa  in  Canada,   United   Kingdom,   Newfoundland,   Neu
Zealand, and other Britiah Poaaeaaioni :
One   Vear     I2-00
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Three   Months    SO
Poatage to American, European and other Foreign Coaatfriea, $101.
per year extra.
"The truth  at all  times firmly  stands
And  shall   from   age to age endure."
amendments to the Municipal Clauses Act
should have the close scrutiny of the people of South
Vancouver and Burnaby. From the information
which can be gleaned from the brief reports of parliamentary proceedings at Victoria, published on the
inside pages of the Government newspapers it can be
seen that the object of the Government is to have itself appointed guardian of South Vancouver, Burnaby
and the other municipalities of British Columbia.
You have read in story books of the wicked relatives who have had themselves appointed trustees of
estates and guardians of rich nieces or nephews. There
is a yarn about the "The Babes in the Wood." In this
instance South Vancouver and Burnaby are Little
Willie and Mary, respectively. Mr. Bowser proposes to take the little ones off to a forest of complicated
legislation and lose them there.
In the introduction of his amendments to the Municipal Clauses Act, Mr. Bowser places himself on record as being in favor of annexation���but not annexation of South Vancouver to the City of Vancouver,
but rather to the City of Victoria. In remodeling the
Municipal Act, Mr. Bowser displays an aptness for
organization which should make him a valuable man
to any great financial organization. Under the laws
as they stand today, Mr. Bowser has the Province of
British Columbia In the palm of his hand. To display
his genius further, he strives through the remaking
of the laws to create new fields for conquest.
It is proposed that a new department be developed
at Victoria to be known as the Municipal Department.
Such a department is designed to take away the self-
governing powers of such municipalities as Burnaby
and South Vancouver-���to relieve Mr. Thomas Dickie
and Mr. Hugh Fraser of any worry whatsoever in
the administering of the affairs of these municipalities.
Chief among the features of the new legislation is
a clause which provides that British Columbia municipalities must seek the "O. K." of the government
upon all plans for the raising of money by the issue
of bonds and debentures. It is explained by the Attorney-General that such an innovation will protect
the credit of British Columbia in the money markets
of the world. South Vancouver, then, cannot borrow a dollar without the sanction first of Mr. Bowser.
If it is proposed to buy a park site for $50,000, Mr.
Bowser must first bc consulted. If the municipality
should desire to pave a few blocks of Fraser Street,
Mr. Bowser must be consulted. In every move that
is made for the upbuilding of a municipality, the
reeve and councillors must first consult Mr. Bowser.
The placing of the "hall mark" of the Province on
all liimd issues is a plan which might have been made
to work out to the interests of every ratepayer in
liritish Columbia. The point, however, is that Mr.
Bowser will make it compulsory for every municipality
to first submit its financial plans for his approval. He
will be the sole arbiter in all matters pertaining to the
financing of the various municipalities of the Province.
If the past record of the McBride Government may
be taken as an indication of what the future has in
store, the Municipality which boosts the Bowser game
will secure the much cherished "hall mark" and the
municipality which does not bow the knee to Bowser
may suffer accordingly.
Referring to this "hall mark" business on the floor
of the House, Mr. Bowser stated that it would discourage, among other things, the chances of municipalities
rushing to bonus railways and other utilities.
Next in line of amendments to the Municipal Act
is a clause which provides for the auditing by the
Government of all School Board and Municipal accounts���possibly along the lines of the Crehan fiasco.
It is further proposed to appoint an Inspector of
Municipalities. This official will circulate among the
municipalities of British Columbia and from what can
be learned, his word will be law in all things. He may
precipitate an inquiry at any time into any department
of any municipality. His authority it will be to say
yes or no in all matters. Hence ratepayers associations will be relieved of their functions.
In regard to the investment of municipal sinking
funds, the Government will have the whole say. This
means that the local man who wants to borrow $2,000
at six per cent, from the municipal coffers on property
worth $1,500 has had his day���unless he be of the
right stripe.
"It will not be fair," says Mr. Bowser, "to allow
municipalities to construct competitive street railways,
���!ectric light plants, or telephone systems without
oiiii- reference to the vested interests of those who
lave made development possible. A provision has
therefore been inserted in the act that no municipality
'.ill be allowed to undertake work of this nature with-
,'i the consent of the Lietitenant-Govefnor-in-Cotui-
This seems eminentl) fair to vested interest. Is it
.iii tn the people?   The fjtct that those public utility
irporations at presenl in existence in Greater Yan-
mver have shown a disposition t��> be more or less
air in the past few years in dealing with the people,
Iocs not stand as a guarantee that it will be at all
times the policy of vested interests in British Colum-
i.i to shpW One whit of respect for the people who
.ill pay their dividends; And Bowser; behold you,
vvotljd be the sole arbiter in these matters.
Among the amendmertts, however, is a clause which
provides for the legalizing oi tax sales which would
seem to fill the bill. It is unfortunate, however, that
iliis subject did not receive the attention of the Government years ago.
Why should it be necessary that the Government
;���.' ��� oint the magistrates for the various municipalities?
The new act provides that the Government shall make
ad such appointments and shall set all salaries for
such positions. The Government shall also have the
power to appoint members to the license boards in
all municipalities. This power is taken out of the
hands of the municipal councils. The police committees will in future have two representatives of the
government in the place of the usual representatives
from the municipal council.
Then there is a clause which gives the Provincial
police full powers over the municipalities. They may
exercise in the municipalities all the power usually
vested in the municipal police.
In forcing this legislation upon the people of British Columbia, particularly upon the people of Burnaby and Scjth Vancouver, the Government strikes
again at the very foundation of responsible government, creating in South Vancouver and Burnaby a-
condition which has not existed in Canada since the
days when the Family Compact was overthrown and
representative government first established in Upper
Though the Municipal Commission recently toured
the Province to test the sense of the people on the
subject of proposed Municipal Legislation, there is
no record of their having visited Burnaby or South
Vancouver, the two largest and most important district municipalities in British Columbia. And this
new legislation affects us most vitally.
In the Provincial Legislature, the 40,000 people of
South Vancouver, 10,000 or more ratepayers of Burnaby have absolutely no representation.
True, there is the Hon. F. L. Carter-Cotton, member for Richmond Electoral District, a district which
embretes an area nearly as large as England, of which
Burnaby and South Vancouver is a very small part.
Yet Carter-Cotton's voice has not been heard on the
floor ot the House since his election. The people of
Burnaby and South Vancouver have never seen the
man, and he has never consulted the people of Burnaby and South Vancouver on any subject relating
to municipal law-making or any other legislation. W'e
ire a district, with all the potentialities which go to
make a great and important community, yet are robbed of the very right to handle our own affairs; the
privilege of spending our own taxes; the privilege of
using the ballot.
W'e are in the hands of a dangerous man���a little,
obscure lawyer, who, swept into a high position in
the land, upon the crest of a wave of opportunity, now
dictates how we shall live and where withal we shall
be clothed. We are but servile vassals of the Caesar
of British Columbia.
THE South Vancouver Council did a worthy act
last week in granting $2,500 towards the funds
of the Victorian Order of Nurses, of which there is a
branch in South Vancouver.
Few charitable institutions in British Columbia have
rendered such invaluable work as the Victorian Order
since its formation in the province. There are branches of the order in every city or municipality on the
coast, and those who have studied the operations of
the various charitable organizations of the .kind are
unanimous in bearing testimony to the excellent work
they perform throughout Greater Vancouver.
In South Vancouver, especially, the ladies who devote their time to despensing the funds of the local
branch of the order, deserve particular credit for their
unselfish efforts in aiding the poor, sick and unfortunate members of the community during the past few
winter months. They have visited the sick, provided
nurses and medical attention when necessary, and relieved the most pressing cases of want with gifts of
provisions and clothing. They have been thoughtful
and painstaking in making enquiries, and have in many
ways helped to brighten the lot of many a home that
would otherwise have suffered considerable privation.
Owing to the recent hard times which have struck
South Vancouver as well as other parts of the province, the ladies of the local branch of this deserving
order have been put to more than usual expense and
expenditure ot time in administering the fund. As
these ladies are well acquainted with the conditions
of the municipality at the present time, their services
to the whole community of South Vancouver cannot
be too highly appreciated.
IX the statistics published in last week's issue giving
thc net tlebt per capita of the principal cities and
municipalities of the province it was shown that while
south Vancouver and Burnaby had the two lowest
klits, N'ew Westminster and Point Grey had thc highest debts per capita.
With regard to the two latter cities or municipalities,
he heavy percentages given are no doubt largely due
ii their comparatively small and scattered popula-
itnis. The |. ipulation of N'ew Westminster is given
is 17.000 and that of South Vancouver as 39,000,
vhich is about 2'j times greater than is credited to
lie Royal City. The per capita net debt of South
Vancouver is given as $108, while the debt of N'ew
Westminster is given as $250, which is also over 2!4
'argcr than is borne by this municipality. The total
lebts. in fact, of both municipalities are about the same,
being $4,325,832 for South Vancouver and $4,383,414
for N'ew Westminster.
It .should be borne in mind, also, that the roads in
the Royal City are infinitely superior to those of South
Vancouver, there being, indeed, no comparison possible, having regard to the much older settlement of
N'ew Westminster. In lighting and drainage the Roy-
il City has also much greater advantages. But it
cannot be denied that in municipal government South
Vancouver has much to learn from the Royal City.
With a population given as 15,000, less than 2'A
times as much as that of South Vancouver, Point
Grey is shown to be saddled with a debt of $4,212,889,
ir $280 per capita. This municipal debt is nearly as
jreat as that of South Vancouver. The residents of
Point Grey claim, however, that they have much better
"oads and superior street lighting and drainage than
South Vancouver. So far as roads are concerned
Point Grey probably has the advantage, but we may
hope that, as the financial situation improves, South
Vancouver will not long remain in its present unenviable position of inferiority.
ACCORDING to a local comtemporary, there are
two "pro-consuls" attracting, at the present
time, the keen attention of the world. These two are
Attorney-General Bowser and General Botha, of South
Africa. It will be noticed that they are not only both
'pro-consuls" but also generals, one in the present so-
:alled legal department of the Victoria Government
ind the other still a general in the army parlance of
South Africa. General Botha is premier of South
\frica; Attorney-General Bowser, if not premier of
British Columbia is at least generalissimo of the Tory
party of the province.
Both of these gentlemen happen to be sitting, to
adopt the words of Sir Gilbert Parker, in the "seats of
the mighty." Both have attained powers of domination more by the luck of circumstances than by any
merit of statesmanship, to which neither can have the
'cast pretension.
General Botha was, after all, a mere guerrilla chief-
:ain, and although he gave the British army consid-
���rable trouble during the Boer war was defeated at
last. I le appears, however, to have been possessed of
lot a little of the Boer diplomacy, or duplicity, so
characteristic of his great contemporary, the late lam-
.iiteil Kruger. With that magnanimity so often fatallv
afforded by the British government, Botha has been
given an authority which the English-speaking inhabitants of South Africa do not now appreciate. The
outcome is that Botha's government has deported a
number of British labor leaders under the pretence
that they were a menace to the government of the
country. Ceneral Botha has been able to exercise this
despotic power by his influence with his Boer majority.
Likewise. Attorney-General Bowser, who appears
to run the Tory Government at Victoria, has recently
endeavored to extend his authority over the long-suffering people of British Columbia. Bowser is not as
yet expelling the labor leaders of British Columbia,
but lie is trying his hardest to suppress public opinion.
He it only in South Vancouver but throughout the province.
THE council of South Vancouver, the reeve and
the councillors for the various wards, have been
elected on the sufferance of the electors. They have
received the confidence of the voters in expectation of
not merely reform in administration, but progress in
local development. It is possible that in the demand
for retrenchment the necessary needs of progress and
development may be neglected. At no time more than
the present is required confidence and faith in the
future of the municipality. It is not sufficient to remove the furniture and sweep the floor clean. Afterwards, what is going to be done?
In the present reeve of South Vancouver, the electors of South Vancouver have the utmost confidence.
The members of the council are men of standing in
the municipality; but much is expected of them. They
are expected not only to duly consider economy in
administration, but to advance the interests of South
Vancouver in public work and municipal development.
It cannot be said that the financial state of the
municipality is as desperate as it was six months ago.
With the sincerest desire to see the present council
"make good," to use a popular expression, we only
express a widespread feeling when we suggest that
development is not inconsistent with retrenchment.
THE PRESENT COUNCIL has inherited from the
ate council a legacy of legal troubles which are by
no means appreciated. "More lawyers' letters." sadlv
ominentcd Reeve Dickie at the first evening sessi,,n
if the council when the communications were being
��� ft    ���
SEVERAL LADIES were present at the first evei
ing session of the council and appeared to take a keei
interest in the deliberations of the members. Miss
Johnston, a ratepayer of Burnaby was wont to atten-
nearly every council meeting at Edmonds, but tin
iously enough was not in favor of women's suffrage
��    ft    ��
COUNCILLOR GOLD, as chairman of the finance
committee, has been spending his days and night-
lately in unravelling the financial problems of the muni
cipality. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown oi
��   *    ��
"JIMMIE," SAID a mother in South Vancouver te
her only son and heir, "I hope you do not read thpst
wicked  dime novels."    "Not  me," replied the  \vi-c
youngster, "I  know where to get worse ones  for a
��� ���   ���
'I HE PROPOSAL of Mr. H. B. A. Vogel that boating clubs be formed in South Vancouver, Point Grey.
Richmond and Burnaby is deserving of support, li
might be suggested that the members of the variou-
councils might compete for a trophy on the North
Arm of the Fraser during the coming su;-.imer months.
By that time no doubt the pressure of work at the hall
will not be so great. At the same time the opportunity
would be afforded of comparing notes on the develop
ment of the N'orth Arm Harbor scheme.
ft    ft    ft
COUNCILLOR THOMAS is the father of the pres
ent South Vancouver Council.    He knows the Alpha
mil Omega of all things municipal, past and present.
ft    ft    ft
'TIS WHISPERED in governmental circles at Vic
toria that Mr. Carter-Cotton, the silent member for
Richmond constituency is becoming uneasy about the
recent Liberal doings antl saying in South Vancouver.
For the first time in many months, if not years, he
opened his mouth in parliament, but said nothing���-of
any consequence to his constituents.
��� ���   ���
MR. II. 11. STEVENS, M.P., denies the rumor that
he has been offered the High Cominissionership for
Canada in England. Much as he would like to see
dear old Bristol again, his time is too much taken up
with reading the evidence in recent trials anent Kit-i
lano reserve and other deals of that kind, don't you
ft   ft    ft
COUNCILLOR GOLD is m.t afraid of writs. Lei
them all come, says he, and smiles a tolerant smile.
ft    ft    ft
REEVE DICKIE is a model chairman, concise, considerate and yet decisive. He will not dicker, at any
rate, over trifles.
ft   ft    ft
IT WAS REFRESHING to find that considerable
attention was devoted to the lady's claim for damages
for injury while crossing Main Street, the commntii
cation being read at the first evening session of tin-
council. Without expressing any opinion as to the
justice of the claim, it cannot be denied that some of
the crossings in South Vancouver are now in had
ft    ft    ft
'ME. HIGH COMMISSIONER for Canada in Eng
land���why 1 haven't been offered the job yet," said
Sir Richard McBride. "Me, chief of police in South
Vancouver���not on your life," said Mr. Robert McBride.
ft   ���   ��
SOME PEOPLE are trying to get loans from South
Vancouver's Sinking Funds. Some other poor people
are vainly looking for some means to prevent their
own private funds from sinking.
��� ���    ���
IT HAS BEEN suggested that 7 o'clock is too early
to commence the evening sessions of the council. Tt
hardly allows sufficient time for some people to get
home from the city, have their supper and then attend
the meetings so early. You see some people are anxious not to lose a minute of the council's weighty deliberations.
ft   ft    ft
SOME YEARS AGO this conundrum about two famous British authors went the rounds of press and parlor: "Why was Rider Haggard ? Because he couldn't
Marie Correlli." The latest variation is now said to
be���"Why was Mayor Baxter vexed? Because he
couldn't Marie Lloyd."
���     ������    'i* -.SWO Ul-     1
I've been a councillor
For about a week
At Municipal Hall
On Fraser Street.
I'm gettin' abuse
And a battered head.
A few months more
An' I 'spose I'll be dead. SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY   14,  1914
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealen in Sard, Gravel, Fibre. Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :   51st Avenue and Frastr Street.   Phone : Fraser 36.
Uain and 29th Avenue.    Phone :  Fairmont 194(1
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Collingwood   F.ast,  I'linne :   Collingwood 33.
Coal ordsri taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
Vancouver. �����> ���:   t ft
The Adventure of the "Mona Lisa"
Bj Carolyn Wells
Boultbee-Johnson & Company, Ltd.
Johnson's Wharf
Phone I  Sey. 9145
"Snow is Coming"���Buy Your
$3.00 Per Load
4905 Ontario Street, Cor. Bodwell (34th Avenue)
Phone:   Fra��er 41 Phone: Highland 226
In theii  rooms on Fakir Strict the, resl of yuu    V.. v.  all heard
memberi of the- International Society  tin   clues;    I've deduced tin   - Union
��� ���I Infallible Detectives were holding   .t   the   mystery     I:   you    -ihi   fel-
e ipecial meeting, haven't, it's because j iu'n  blind
"li .-my one e,i you," said President  t���.  the obvi us
Sherlock  Holmes, speaking f*mi tin-      "Always  rlistrinjUtlie obvious," pe-
chair, "hai any  suggestion! to oiler gan   M.  Dupin,  didactically,
���" I'rcideiU   llolnii-   i.ii��� i   hi-     usual
"My dear Holmes," interrupted Ar-  lack oi attention  t"  this  sin-cell,  and
senc Lupin, "we don't offer or accept  went on:
suggcsjie.ii any inure than you <ln."     ;    "There's no-use m  further conver-
"N'o," agreed the- Thinking Machine; sation. We'ri not a lot nf C insulting
"we merely observe the clues, deduce j amateurs:.* We're each famous, itni-
thi  truth, and announce the criminal." que,' and  infallible.     Let  us  go   our
"What are the clues?" inquired M. various ways, work by our various
Lecocq of the company at large.        [methods,  and   see   who  can   lind   the
Raffles looked gravely at the old |picture lirst. Let us n-.cct lure one
gentleman,  and  then   smiled. week   from   tonight,     and     whoever
"Thc clues," he said, "are the frame brings with him the 'Mona Lisa' will
thrown down a back staircase, the receive the congratulations of the rest
wall vacancy in the Louvre, and the,of us. and incidentally the offered rc-
nails mi which the picture hung."       ward."
"Is the wall vacancy just the size; "Marvelous, Holmes! Marvelous!'
of llie '.Mona Lisa?'" asked M. Dupin.  cried Dr. Watson before any mie else
"That cannot be ascertained, since could speak,
the  picture is not  available to meas- \    But  there  wasn't  much  to be  said,
ure   liy,"  returned   Raffles.     "But   thelFamoUS  detectives   are  ever  taciturn,
'Mona  Lisa' is gone, and there is no  silent, and thoughtful, but looking a^
if  the   universe   is   lo   them   an   open
418 Winch Building Vancouver, B.C.
Wood Block
other  unexplained  wall  vacancy."
"Thc evidence seems to mc inconclusive," murmured M. Dupin. "Is
there not a law concerning the corpus delicti?"
"That's neither here nor there," interrupted Arsene Lupin, and Raffles
wittily observed, "Neither is thc picture."
Sherlock Holmes passed his white
hand  wearily  across  his  brow.
"This meeting must come to order,"
he said. "Xow, gentlemen, you have
heard a description of the clues���the
discarded frame, the vacant space,
the empty nails. From these I deduce
that the thief is five feet, ten inches
tall, and weighs 160 pounds. He has
dark hair and one gold tooth. He is
fairly healthy, but he has a second
cousin who was subject to croup as
a  child."
"Marvelous, Holmes! Marvelous!"
exclaimed Dr. Watson, clasping his
hands in ecstasy. "He is already thc
same as behind bars."
"I don't agree with you. Holmes."
declared Arsene Lupin. "It is clearly evident tn me that thc thief was
a blond, rather short and thick-set.
and looked like bis great-aunt on his
mother's side."
Holmes looked thoughtful. "I
can't think it, Lupin," hc said at lasl;
"and if you'll go uver the clues again
I carefully, you'll perceive ymir fallacious inference."
"Munsterberg says." began Lttlb r
Trant; but President Holmes cut hin
off, and said, with his saturnine smil \
"Gentlemen, wc must gel to work
scientifically   on   this   problem,    Un-
After saying good night in their
various fashions, the detectives went
away to detect, and Sherlock Holmes
got out his violin and played "Her
Bright   Smile   Haunts   Me  Still."
A week slowly disengaged Itself
from   the   future   and   transferred   its
attachment to the past. Again tin
rooms in Fakir Street were cleared
up nice and tidy for lhe meeting.
Eight o'clock was the hour appointed,
but no one came.
"Hah!" muttered Holmes, "they
have all failed, and they dare not
come and admit it. 1 alone have succeeded in the quest, I alone have the
priceless 'Jncnnde' safe in my possession,"
"Mary���" began Dr. Watson; but
even as he spoke the door opened,
and M. Dupin entered, with a large
canvas under his arm. The picture
was wrapped in an old shawl, but
from its size and from the size of
the smile on Dupin's face, even Watson deduced that the canvas was the
one at which Leonardo had slung
paint  for  feuir  years.
"But, yes." said M. Dupin. carelessly, "I have it. Only I will wait for
the others, that I may display my
prize amid greater applause than I
expect from yuu, M. Holmes."
Holme's smile was only slightly
saturnine, but befure he could make
a caustic reply, Lecocq came in, bearing a large mil carefully wrapped in
paper. He beamed genially, and then
catching sight of the shawled object
at homi      I  wi uldn't risk
here.    Both  of > oui -  arc -   pies, and
. -  tl   ��� "
i        ���     i  app     td   Lutl   i    i
lowed   1
I.        bon     t   |    -   -
List,"     hie the
'.       ���   iheri
tin   -    I i ne," d
d Tram     'I  hadn't  ti
���   which, ami my   u
I graph  is broken.    Bul   I
liUI    lati r.        \i;;, f   Jhf
and  I'.-t   f.hmd   1
Inin the i.uhbub cau-eil I v th..- n I
nounce menl   Rani, fact
shining with  hilarity
"1 ve goi it'" l.e cried, and his fol-
! ewers entered.
There  were    live    messenger-boys,
t ''..��� se burd-e n I ggt I ted eighl "Mima
Lisas"; three- sandwich-ttlim wore
two "Jocondis" each; ami two washerwomen brought a clothes-basket
ci ntaining f'.ur.
"These arc all vouched for by cx-
perts," declared Raffles, "so one of
'em must be the real thing."
"I -li." said Arsene Lupin, sauntering in, "do you think so? Well. I
have a dray below, piled up with
'Mona Lisas.' for each of which 1
I have a signed guaranty by the best
Sherlock Holmes stood looking on,
his smile growing satttrniner and sat-
"Xow, gentlemen." he saiil. in his
must cold-chisel tones���"Now, gentlemen, will you please step into the
next room?"
They stepped, but delicately, like
Agag, fur the floor was knee-deep in
"Mona Lisas." and as tliey entered
the next room, behold, it was like
stepping into a mtiltiscope; for the
four walls were lined���lined, mini!
you���every single one���bore indisputable, indubitable, impeccable, incontrovertible evidence of being the
real Simon Pure article.
Quite aside from the chagrin of the
detectives at knowing Holmes had
outnumbered them, conceive of the
delight of being able to gaze on
"mona Lisas" at once! Remember
the thrills that thrilled you when you
stood in the Louvre and looked upon
just one masterpiece of the great
painter, then imagine those thrills
multiplied until it was like fever and
aguel It was indeed a great psycho-
;ical   moment.
Beaver 1 ransfer Co.
Furniture. Piano Moving and
all sorts Ol training done.
Calls from any part of Vancouver or South Vancouver
will receive ��� u- cl -est attention.
All orders un mptly attended
910-11    YORKSHIRE    BLDG.
Phone: Fraitr 34  - 46th Ave. and Frater
4132   MAIN   STREET
rhone:  Fair. 326       4518 Main St.
...     ,, .,-ii ,-        eaieiiiiiie   i-eiK'i'   i"   tne   .siiawicu   i.iijcv
scientifically  on   this  problem     I n- leaning against thc wall, he frowned
less   we   lind   the   stolen   picture,  and      ..,,.,,.,, ^ ,    '',���  ^      . d
convict the  thief, we arc not worthy\���r    .,        h       -���,<,     ,,d d   tfanw   ������
of our professional fame.    Now, how L,      j(��       ',  |)rj    ,..
much   time do you  think  we should!    G(��d d b       d e8ndurancc ,,v th(
take t.e accomplish our purpose? scathing wonU. Dupin sprang\0 ,
'I could find the old daub   in   a gh    , .������, tore ������ n&
wck.   said M. Dupin;   you only have     ���Behold  ���K. .Vlll,., UsV|    ,.- ..���
to reason this way.    If- oh   ���K, g]ory ,,f ������,���
"'|l 1. ,,,. r,      n/im        ( It .��� I- ii      tl (1 il-  "      c -i t/1       t 11 n laT 1       I '��� ���       1       t .   ._   1        It*
There now. there now," said th.
Thinking Machine, querulously, "who
wants tei hear another man's advice?
Let us all gn to wurk independently
of one another. A week will be mine
than enough time for me to produce
both picture and thief."
"A week, ball!" scoffed Raffles.    "I
can    accumulate   the
and   the  missing   miscreant
days' time.     I'm  sure of It."
President   Holmes kept  on  with  h
mile,   anel   saiel,   "A
missing  canvas  ;s ���,, qucstion
-   tin	
"Ila!" cried Lecocq, and unrolling
his roll, he, i<.e>. showed the original,
the indisputably genuine Leonardo
da Vinci master-piecel
Holmes looked at the twin pictures
with  interest.
"Thev arc doubtless the real thing,"
he declared��� 'both of them. There
I the genuineness of
-ither. li must bc that Da Vinci
painted  the  hdy   twice,"
"Marvel.uii,.   Holmes!   Marvelousl"
1, ..
"Are they all genuine?" at last
whispered M. Dupin. while- Raffles
began to compute their collective
value te. collectors.
"All guaranteed by expert-." declared Holmes; and just then the
telephone  sounded.
"Mr. Holmes?" said thc chief of
pi .lice.
"Yes,"   replied  Sherlock,  saturnine-
"I have to inform you. Mr. Il.ilm ���-.
that we have the 'Mona Lisa.' The
thief, who is a paramaranoiac, has
returned it to us. and confessed his
crime, lie is truly penitent, anil
though he must be punished, there
will doubtless be found extenuating
circumstances in bis full confession
and his return of the picture unharmed. I'm sure you will rejoice with
us at the restoration of our treasure."
"Huh!" said II..Imes. a little more
saturniucly than usual, as he hung:
up the receiver, "when a picture has
been restored as often and as poorly j
as that has. rue restoration more or
U-<s doesn'l matter. Xow. gentlemen,
vou will piers begin to give me a
successful imitation of a moving-picture show."
Phrenology and Palmistry
(Formerly  of  Montreal)
Over Harrison's  Drug Store
Cor. Granville and Robson
Hours 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
saturnine   smile,   and   saiel,   "Arsene,!chanted Watson
how much  time  do  you  require  for      H,lt  the  two  frenchmen wire  nol
the job?" willing t'i accept   Holme's statement.
"Twe. days ami carfare." replied Ar- They were volubly quarreling in their
scne Lupin. "And you yourself, own picturesque tongue, and the pur-
ll.ilnics?" porl   of  their  excellent   French  was
The -mile of Sherlock Holmes be-  that   each   believed   h:>   own   find   to
be the  real picture and  the
controversy shambled the
figure   of    lhe    Thinking
Hamilton  Bros.
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Office Phone:    FRASER  19
Residence Phone:    FRASER 25
(Day or night)
Can  supply  your  needs  at  right
(Right  at   Station)
fy JHaye ISjatjSsf ied Ourselves
that the.pftbjic, c��ii be/:onvinced by clean and legitimate advertising.
We were ami are the only Undertakers who could advertise a complete funeral for $55.00, including Burial Case, trimmed complete
(no extra charge fe.r ban.lies e.r other trimmings!; Family Carriage,
Hearse,; Wagon, Service. Care of Remains and Personal Service, and
live ijp;tij lopr ulveftnVWl in every respect. Tbe fact that we are
doing as wc advertise is responsible fe.ir the volume of business wc
*re doing.
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Cor. Eighth and Main Street. Phone Fair. 189
Commodious Chapel Free to All Patrons
Formerly Center & Hanna's Branch
Owing to the mistake of the Telephone Company in not getting
our name changed, it will be found    as   Center    &    Hanna,    Mount
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Spring  Millinery
It seems a little early to begin to
talk about spring millinery, but it is
a subject that has sent many buyers
across the water within the last few
weeks, and they are busy studying
Parisian styles and planning for the
trade for the coming season. Thc reports which come at this time indicate an extensive use of ribbon and
moire, and faille promise to be among
the favorites, although some predict
that the extensive popularity which
the former has enjoyed for the last
year cannot continue much longer.
New models show a touch of flowers
combined with the ribbon. The increasing favor which is shown for
taffeta silk is reflected in the ribbons
and one may look for this style to be
used extensively. Maline, which came
so strongly into favor last fall, is
promised to be a favorite again and
combinations of straw with other
trimming, such as ribbon on velvet,
may be looked for as one of the
strung features of the spring styles.
Height appears to be the new note
iin millinery. Trimmings arc placed
��� upright and shapes are small, on the
.order of toques, but most of them
island higher than we have been ae-
1 customed to seeing in the styles for
several seasi'ms. One style whieh
jpreimiscs to be fashionable is the
|sniall tricorne shape. Ilaring on one
[side mill llUVllljf graceful dents in the-
jvery high upturned brims.
There is some talk that the minaret
fleets or wired, upstanding.-ruffles
of lace or ribbon, which' came into
prominence last year, rafter the appearance of the skirt of the same
name,   will  be   in   vogue  for  another
*    *   sr
Pocket Inside Muff
Starting out on a shopping expedition ,onc woman said to her friend,
"Aren't you going to carry your
handbag?" "No, replied the other, "I
have made a bag in my muff, and it
is much more convenient than carrying an extra one this cold Weather
and the muff answers the purpose of
both muff and bag."
She  handed  the  muff  to  her  com
panion for inspection. It it were two
bags or pockets. The first was large,
being about two thirds the size of
ttne side of the muff and in this were
slipped small packages, letters or
anything of the kind that it was necessary to carry, and a large button
securely fastened the lap which prevented anything from slipping out.
On the outside of this large pocket
was a small one for holding a little
pocket book and keys. This was also
fastened with a large button and buttonhole, so that the contents of the
pocket were secure and this saved the
carrying of a handbag, which was a
great convenience and enabled the
owner of the muff to keep both hands
When an advertiser advertises he wants to reach the
people. Patronage is needed to make a business a success.
In having a name and business always before the public,
or the name of a specially named product, buyers have
it in mjnd when that kind, of thing is wanted. If the ad. is
in a handy place, only a moment is needed to refer to it.
What better medium is there than the telephone
directory? An advertiser wants circulation, and he gets
it. Thirty-one thousand directories are issued, and they
go into every home that does considerable buying between
Agassiz and the Gulf of Georgia. Every part of the district is covered.
An advertiser appreciates a medium that is in constant use. The directory is used an average of eight times
per subscriber per day, or over 200,000 times every
twenty-four hours. These figures are not guessed at, but
are ascertained by actual count each month. Moreover,
the directory is never discarded. It is referred to unceasingly, and man, woman and child soons get familiar
with the names prominently displayed therein.
An advertiser wants to make sure be is reaching the
people he wants. Who is there who does not consult a
telephone directory some time during the day? If a firm's
name is displayed on several consecutive pages at the
top or bottom, or if the name of a special article were
shown there, would it not soon he known in every household on the Lower Mainland of British  Columbia?
If you have something to market, if you want to reach
all the people all the time, take a look at the directory.
It is a particularly good medium for most purposes, and
very probably it will bc just what you want.
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Buttons are  Rich
The buttons arc important items in
the making of a waistcoat, for they
may rtansform the most commonplace garment into a lovely one. Women who spare no expense in getting effects in their clothes are displaying thc jewelled buttons���in rare
cases inset with genuine stones,
though generally of thc semi-precious
variety���others are eagerly seeking
the old paste button, worn by the
gentry of the past, and the hand-
painted buttons sometimes the work
of artists who left lasting reputations
to posterity, l'ur buttons have also
been adopted, and the effect is decidedly good when the fur matches thc
eollarctte'or trimming of the costume.
*    *    *
Kitchen Rubber Mat
A strip of rubbeK matting such as
is seen on the gangpiu.nU eif a steamer
is excellent to save the tracking of
delivery boys in the lolchen. or the
wearing of the floor InVront of thc
sink, where the housekeeper must
often stand.
Its softness lessons the Vioisc, and
it can be carried out and ea\ily wash
ed with the garden hose, "the edges
are self-finished and neat, and it is
much less objectionable than\thc faded rugs which are often spread out
for the purpose of protecting the
floor. I
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This lot is situated on 56th Avenue,
close to Victoria Road, which now
hat a  10-minute car service.    This is
[    the best bujHn this district.    Let u��
��bx>w you it" at jfour convenience.) We .
^   tan arrange'- very easy te��mi.     K
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& Securities Corporation Limited
44,0. S.cyiriour Street
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g*   or
(Secretaries of Athletic Clubs and those interested in local sport are invited to send reports
or items of news of any indoor or outdoor games to the "Chinook" Office, South Vancouver.)
The bad state of the ground last
Saturday prevented any good display
of soccer and it was decided to classify the game in the first round of
the Charity Cup series between Riverview and Longshoremen as an "exhibition match." The game which
took place at Wilson Park was not
a fair test for either side, good combination being somewhat lacking.
The Lognshoremen who scored two
goals to one were a heavier bunch
than their opponents, but it cannot
be said that the score was a fair indication of the respective merits of
the teams.
ek       *       It
Soccer football, however, is rapidly gaining favor in both British Columbia and across the line, there being now some good exponents of the
game in the State of Washington, especially in the Seattle district. It is
likely that before the season is over,
some matches will be arranged between the American clubs and the
Vancouver and Victoria teams,
* *   *
There will be many changes in the
catching staffs of every Northwestern
baseball league team for the approaching season. In the Vancouver bunch,
Cheek, who was secured from Sacramento, Lems and Grindle will take
a lot of beating. President Bob
Brown, of thc Vancouver Baseball
Club, has signed another recruit in
Tom Daly, a pitcher formerly with
Spokane and said to bc a top-notcher.
* *    *
On March 2 about two hundred
curlers and followers of the game will
arrive in Vancouver from different
parts of Western Canada to take part
in the city's third annual bonspiel.
The Vancouver Curling Club are busy
48 Hastings Street E., Phone Seymour 988
401 .Granville Street, Phone Seymour 5727
782 Granvillt Street, Phone Seyrtout- ^513
making arrangements for a heavy list
of entries and invitations have been
sent to all the principal curling clubs
in the Dominion and the United
States. It is expected that South
Vancouver will be represented by
several rinks.
ef        *        *
The coast professional-and amateur
lacross clubs are busy preparing for
the coming season. The B. C. L. A.
is to be reorganized and thc annual
meeting will be held early in March.
The V. A. C, who will be known
hereafter as the Athletics of Vancouver, are getting together a strong aggregation and thc New Westminsters
are seeking new blood. On February 19 the V. A. C. Mann Cup holders
will have their annual dinner when
the plans for the season will be outlined. There will be three teams in
the running for the amateur championship, namely, Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster, and the
Pacific Coast A. L. A , are planning
for a great season of lacrosse.
��   *   ��
President Brown, of the Beavers,
has received a letter from Charley
Arbogast, catcher of the Vancouver
pennant winners in 1908, who wants
to come back to Vancouver this year.
He is now in Los Angeles and Bob
Brown has written him offering terms
so that it is extremely likely that
Charley will again don the colors of
Vanrouver. Hunky Shaw is another
likely recruit. He was released by
Seattle last fall. Shaw played It) 141
games for Seattle last year and batted .257. Pitcher Harstand, the Taeoma youngster sent along his signed contract a few days ago. He is
considered one of the best men the
cluh has  ever secured.
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
. The Popular Route to the���   ,
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St, Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A, Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass Agent,  Vancouver.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. a. Smith, C. P. �� T. A.
PhoM : lar.    134
VV. E. Duparow. O. A. P. D
MT Gran��llla Stmt
At Vancouver
i |
f       Victoria yd. Vancouver
FEBRUARY 17, at 8.30 p.m.
Entire'Gajlery, 50 cents.    Reserve  seats,  $1.00.    Promenade,  $1.25
Box Seats, $li50
Dealers in Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Cascade Bear.
Heidleberg ....
B. O. Export....
pt�� *1 doz., qts SS doz.
"     SI     " "    ��2   "
��    85c "        "���1.76"
Lumbering in B. C. Forests KIGI1T
SATURDAY.   FEBRUARY   14.  1'ju
Save the Babies
INFANT MORTALITY li tomething frightful. We can hardly
realize that pf all the children born in civilized countries 22 per
cent, die before they are 1 year uld. .17 per cent before they are 5
years e>! age.
(hn process is approved by the milk commission of tbe Vancou��
ver Medical Association.
Pasteurized and Germlesi Mil   delivered in sealed bottles, perfectly sterilized, as we dn, may save yeiur child from an early grave.
17th AVE. and ONTARIO STREET. Phone Fairmont 597
Not So Far
"So you want tn marry my daughter,"   said   Mr.   Cumrox.
"Yes," replied the yuung man, "I
hope to hear you say take her and
he happy!"
"No, sir. I'm not going tei shoulder any implied responsibilities, All
I am geiing to say is. 'lake her.'"
His Mistake
'There have been times in my like,"
s;.id he, gloomily, "when I was tempted to commit suicide."
"Oh, well," she said, "it's no use to
grieve over the past. We can all look
hack and see where we've made mistakes."
Wife���It  must he a very small  hat
that the Smythei have taken.
Wife���Because 1 saw Mrs. Smythe
this me.ruing buying a  folding toothbrush.
Not Sufficient
Applicant for position���I have here
a letter of recommendation from my
Head nf firm���That's very good so
far as it goes, but we won't need
your services on Sundays. Have you
any reference from anybody who
knows you the other six days of the
week ?
Turner's  Dairy is Conducted on Latest Scientific and Sanitary
Lines and all Milk is Pasteurized and Sterilized
As the question of pure milk is a
matter of special interest in South
Vancouver at the present time, a representative of the "Chinook" paid a
visit this week to Turner's Dairy,
which does a large and growing business in the district.
of lye and soda. They are then put
in another tank of clean boiling water
in which the bottles are thoroughly
sterilized with live steam, inside and
out, the bottles being fed in by high-
pressure hydraulic power.
With regard to the cans, before tliey
Retail District in G ranvilie Street, Vancouver
In every locality and district throughout the world there is one firm
which excel In their particular line.
In the grocery business in South Vancouver, this linn happens to be Cochrane & Elliot, located at the Junction
of Kingsway and Fraser Street.
Their stock is larger than any other,
it is better than the others, and the
goods arc clean and attractively displayed in a store that is a credit to
Greater Vancouver. Their prices are
no higher than their competitors, in
fact they are lower, for buying in such
enormous quantities as this firm does,
enables them tn give a better value
for the money than the many who
only  sell  a   smaller  amount.    Their
Scene on the farm of C. E. Carter, Chilliwack Valley, showing one of the fine herds from which Turner's Dairy
. . secure milk for their customers in South Vancouver
There can be no question that the
sanitary conditions of a dairy are of
llie first importance in the handling of
so necessary an article of drink as is
milk in every household. Dairies, of
course, differ in their methods, but
probably the majority of people who
use milk for one purpose or another
are not fully a vare of the strict and
exhaustive measures taken by a model
dairy, such as Turner's, to secure absolute purity of milk.
In Uie first place, all bottles are
placed in a tank containing a solution
Applications are invited for the following
positions   for   above   Municipality :
Civil   Engineer   for   Works   Department.
Water    Works    Superintendent.
Building   Inspector.
Two   Plumbing   Inspectors.
Two Wiring  Inspectors.
Clerk to the  Building   Department.
Chief of  Police.
Seven   Road   Foremen.
State   experience   and   salary   required.
Sealed applications addressed to the undersigned, marked "Applications for (state position)*' will be received up to noon February
14th.   1914.
Form of application can be received from
the  undersigned.
The Council shall be under no obligation
to appoint any applicant for the above positions under this advertisement.
Box   1224,
South   Hill,
Established 1893
.Refined Serviqe., New Location
Opposite new Y. M: C. A.
fireproof',  Columbarium   ��� and
Seymour 2425
arc sent to the farm to be filled with
milk, they are lirst rinsed out with
cold water, then put into a solution
of hot lye and soda and washed thoroughly inside and out. They are then
placed in storage and sterilized prior
to their  despatch  to  the farm.
When thc milk is received from the
farm it is immediately tested for
flavor, a sample being taken from
each can. All the milk reseived by
Turner's Dairy is guaranteed to be
obtained from tuberculin-tested cows.
These cans arc then placed in covered receiving tanks and the milk is
conveyed to the clarilier, by which
process all possible sediment in the
milk is removed. This clarilier is the
latest and most approved machine
used by thc most sanitary dairies in
the world.
The milk is then conveyed to the
pasteurizing chamber where it is heated to 142 degrees F. and held 30 minutes before cooling. The milk is then
pumped by a special sanitary appliance
over the cooler and cooled down to
a temperature of 36 degrees F. Having undergone this process the milk
is conveyed to a bottling machine of
the  latest kind.
All cans and bottles are placed in
an ammonia cold storage chamber
which is maintained in the highest
sanitary condition. The floors of the
dairy are cement and the walls are
painted white. All piping is of nickel,
and all the plant and fittings of the
establishment are cleaned and sterilized daily. In fact ,the whole dairy is
conducted in accordance with the bylaws of the Vancouver Health Department.
It is only necessary to add that the
milk supplied by Turner's Dairy undergoes a process that has received
the approval pf the Milk Commission
held under the auspices of the Vancouver Medical Association. It
might be further added that the milk
is obtained from the best known
farms in Chilliwack which are conducted on the latest scientific and
sanjtary lines. Their announcement
can be found in oqr advertising columns froth week to week.
"' The management: of the dairy will
be glad to show the public through
the plant, and explain the entire sje-
tem in detail. The plant is located at
the corner of 17th and Ontario streets.
facilities for delivery are large, having
a number of wagons covering the entire municipality each day and part of
the city of Vancouver. It will be
better for you to buy your groceries
from this firm and be satisfied.***
What is considered one of thc most
wonderful operations ever performed
in the Vancouver General Hospital
may be nf interest to readers as it
concerns a resident of South Vancouver. The circumstances are as follows :
About two months agei Albert Hoskins. Snuth Vancouver, came to the
General  Hospital  to have  his left  leg
amputated. Eleven years agn. when
he was as many years of age. he met
with an unfortunate accident while
at school. Along with his companions he was playing about the school
doorstep when a heavy stone, which
had been placed against the door, was
rolled over the doorstep and struck
him on the left knee, breaking the
leg a little below the patella.
Indifferent work on the part of a
local doctor is stated to have result-
in the stiffening of thc joint, and the
lad was unable to put his foot to the
ground when thc healing was completed. For eleven years he bas moved about with a crutch, his leg being
always in a right angle posture when
so doing.
When he came tn the hospital to
have the member amputated below
the knee SO that he could secure locomotion with a wooden leg, the. physicians made a careful examination
of the injured member. Before they
would amputate they decided to make
a strong effort to save the leg, and
thc result was that the cleverest operation since the inception of the in-
ItitUtion   was   accomplished.
Mrs. McCartney and Weld are
credited with the feat. The patella
was removed and the ends of the
largVr and smaller sawed off and bone
matter inserted. In this way a new
joint was improvised about an inch
and a half below the natural joint.
I For several days the patient lay with
I thc leg ill plaster while the physicians
watched developments with great Interest  and  care.    The leg healed up
! nicely and the problem of obtaining
flexibility for the joint then confront-
1 ed them. That the leg was at least
straightened and was approximately
the  same  length as  the other was in
| itself   a   great   accomplishment,     but
I whether the joint would be in evidence or not was a different matter.
Aided by crutches thc young man
placed his feet on the floor and found
at first that he cnuld not bend the
new joint, but the physicians saw that
their work had been most successful.
They worked with the leg each day,
giving it more and more joint. The
patient was instructed to walk about
for a few minutes each day, and the
joint became more and more flexible.
The result is that Hoskins walks
without crutch or wooden leg, and
if one was not advised of the circumstances one would never think that
he was ever a prospective cripple fnr
lie left the hospital recently and
returned to his home in South Vancouver. Naturally his gratitude to his
physicians cannot be expressed in
wonls, and he was exceedingly willing when interviewed by the writer
that the public should know of his
curious experience and wonderful
Thc above case is but one of thousands eif operations performed at the
hospital, as there are eleven onera-
tions on the average performed daily.
A young lady visiting her aunt in
the country came in late one afternoon. "Where in the world have you
been?" asked her aunt. "In the hammock all the afternoon," she replied,
"with my beloved Robert Krowning."
The aunt eyed her sternly. Then sbe
said : "If I hear of any more such
scandalous proceedings I shall certainly wrile lo your mother."
* *    *
Washing His Trousseau
Mrs. Flannigan : "An' do it be
true what I hear that your son Mike
is  engaged  to  be  married?"
Mrs. O'Flaherty : "It do be that,
and mighty soon, too."
Mrs. Flannigan : "An' where be
the boy, now?"
Mrs. O'Flaherty : "Sure he he in
bed, waitin' for me to wash his trousseau."
* *        *
Concerning a "Profit"
Curate   (engaged   nn   a   theological
discussion  with   his  landlady)���"And
what  do  you  think  of  thc  character
of  St.   Paul?"
Landlady���"Ah,, he was a good
soul! Do you remember how he once
said we should eat what is set before
us and ask no questions for conscience's sake?    I've    oftcr    thought
| the name of a friend as reference.
Mrs. Stone sought the friend and
asked :
"Mr. Brady, your neighbor, Midhacl
Reagan, has applied to me for a place
as chauffeur. Is he a steady man?'
"Steady!" cried Brady. "Iudade
muni! If be wuz anny steadier he'd
be dead."
how   I
would   have  liked   'im   for   a
Home Hints
Merc are two sure ways to find a
collar button that has dropped on the
floor and rolled away where you
can't see it :
Rule 1���Walk around the rejnm in
your bare feet. Yon will soon find
the collar imbeddied in your heel.
Rule 2���Put on a pair of heavy
boots and walk around the room. You
will soon step on the collar button
and smash it flat.
Love and Soup
Mrs. A.���Men are so queer after
the honeymoon. If you tell them
your love is growing cold they don!
even glance up from their newspapers.
Mrs. X.���Xo, but tell them the
soup is growing cold and tliey Jump
about ten  feet.'
* it    it
Repair Work Pays
Repair work has cost mc more than
the original machine," stormed the
Repair work does pay better." saiel
the automobile man. "You find it
so in  your  business, don't  you?"
And the doctor finally admitted that
he did.
it     ��� ..    *
Think of the Charge
A provincial municipal candielatc
was praising the gas department, and
Imping to please the electors with a
little humor; he said his policy was
| "Honor the Light Brigade." "Yes,"
| came the voice of an indignant consumer, "but think of the charge they
* e*      *
Hay Sense
"Mail   an   interview   with   a   farmer
I just now." said the poet, "which gave
j me quite a shock."
"How   was   that?"
"He   told   me   that   new-mown   hay
had no points of superiority over hay
a year old."
Defined Again
Willie���"What   is
a  lawyer
Pa���""A lawyer, my son, is a man
who induces two other men to strip
fnr a light, and then runs off with
their   clothes."
No Use for Pocket
Lucas, after paying for
drinks:���"I say, McMalster,
been used to wearing kilts,
ynu?"    McMalster :
"Hey,    mon,    rather!"
"Thought so     I  haven't noticed
put your hand in ymir pocket
:ed yoi
Steadiness Personified
Mike Reagan applied tn Mrs.
for position  as  chauffeur, and
Proposed Boating Clubs
It has been suggested by Mr. H
A. Vogel, secretary of the North
Fraser Harbor Commission, that considering the advantages of the Nort'1
Arm of the Fraser for the purpose,
that it would be a good plan to form
a local  boating club.
Speaking to a representative of the-
"Chinook," Mr. Vogel stated that th
idea   had   been   favorably   considere
by  several lncal people to whom  th
subject had been broached.    Hc suk
gests   that   boating  clubs   bc   forme ;
in   South   Vancouver,     Point     Grej
Richmond and Burnaby and that row
ing competitions  be  arranged  duriiu
the summer months between the dii
ferent   clubs.     Anyone   interested   ir
1 the project can communicate with Mr
Stone | II.  B.  A.  Vogel,  River Road,  Soutli
gave I Vancouver.
Bank of Commerce, with which South Vancouver-is negotiating a loan'


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