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VOL. I,  No. 18
Price 5 Cents
Into a City
Mr.  H.  B. A.  Vogel  Writes  Strong
Letter Showing what is to be Gained
by Becoming Separate City
At a meeting uf the Ward IV Rate-
layers' Association on Wednesday
evening the question uf annexation
ami incorporation was discussed at
great length, and at which it ceiuld
plainly he seen that the majority of
the meeting favored incorporation,
During the discussion Mr. II. B. A.
Vogel read the following letter expressing his views on the controversy:
To the Editor of "Thc Chinook" :
It is well known that my friends
and myselt have consistently oppus
id the annexation of South Vancouver tu Vancouver, and are still opposing it. If, however, it is tu come
-like fate���and if we arc to he railroaded into the city hy the aid ot a
ilual voting system which grains the
Vancouver voter the right to vote on
ihe same question both in South Vancouver and in Vancouver, in that case
annexation may bc unavoidable. In
that event it will have to be done on
Mich terms as not to hinder the con-
linued development of South Vancouver.
We in South Vancouver, at an early
Mage uf its develupment, formed an
aggressive policy for the purpose of
attracting thc population, and wc succeeded so well that we are still getting an influx of population at a
greafet rate than any municipality on
ihe Peninsula, including Vancouver
itself. We did this by paying strict
attention to our own affairs and hy
'leeing extensive development work
'���ut of our own resources, and at the
same time we always had a large reserve of burrowing power to fall
hack on.
\ow, Mr. Editor, if we were tu be-
ei'ine a part and parcel of Vancouver
City, and if wc were, becoming such
a part, to try to continue our present
aggressive policy of expansion and
development, the cry of sectionalism
would be made that we were trying
tee advance our section of thc city at
the cost of other sections : the
Fraser River, say, against Burrard
Inlet; our residential part of the town
against Kitsilano, Hastings Town-
site, Grandview, and so forth. What
today is laudable and legitimate would
immediately become wrong with annexation, and South Vancouver's
hands would be tied.
I dei neit think that the terms asked
by South Vancouver are excessive.
Neiith Vancouver Council, in its per-
nicious secret conspiracy with thc
\ ancouver City Council, really says
t" thc City Council, "We will give
\eiu a dollar and yuu buy us something." Thc question then arises,
How much will Vancuuver buy us
1 ith our own money?
Remember,   Vancuuver   has   ample
needs for its own resources and bor-
i nving power, and so have we.    Van-
nivcr  City,  in  spile  of cutting and
��� -cutting the estimates at the be-
iiining of the year, which were pass-
'I   un   urgent  demand   of  the     rate-
tyers, had t.i use up aheitit $6,6QQ,000
��� i   its  $7,500,000    borrowing    power
which  they  had  available at  the  be-
,inning of this present year, and has
now only the paltry sum eif $150,01)0
left.    I realize fully that D. I.. .101 and
I as tings   Townsite   received   a   large
hare  of  this  money,   but   these  two
distriotS   could   have  done   much   belli' development work if they had put
hemselves in a peisitiem so that they
"itld have developed themselves out
i their own resources) instead of reliving as alms a paltry part of their
iwn money.
We do not wish and we cannot afford to take any chances with the
iirutal voting power of, say, Ward 1
���ind Ward 11 in Vancouver. The
same voting power has repeatedly deprived Mount Pleasant of much need-
el improvements, but has never been
used to forbid its representatives in
ihe Council to block-pave even its
own lanes. Further, unfortunately,
'he Vancouver people have a habit
>f measuring all improvements from
Hastings Street and the Post Office.
We in South Vancouver must guard
against that notion, and against the
system which will centralize improvements. We have no centre in South
Vancouver from which the town
branches out. South Vancouver
grows all over and is improved all
over; we know no such thing as
"close in" and "far out." Wc have no
outlying districts out of the revenue
of which the centre is being improved,
and we do not desire to introduce
such a system. How will you guard
against it? Thc desire to introduce
this idea is really the influence he-
hind this annexation movement. Remember, this annexation business is
supported only by those districts
which are adjacent to the citv; in the
rest of the municipality it will be decidedly defeated. I personally think
'hat the people of Cedar Cottage and
"f Twenty-fifth Avenue, Main, are
laboring under a misapprehension if
they believe that the value of their
property will go up in consequence
"I annexation to Vancouver. A look
it their district will convince them
���hat they are wrong. If you travel
"'���im the city along Victoria Road to
' ''lar Cottage you pass from a highly
(Continued on  Page  10)
South Vancouver Men Give
Opinions on Annexation Terms
Divers Views Expressed on the Agreement as Suggested by the South
Vancouver Council-���Verdict of the City of Vancouver Being
Awaited With Keen Interest
Is Resumed
Probe is Continued Into School  Board
Matters by Commissioner Crehan--
The Evidence
Reeve J. A. Kerr
There   is   ho   good   foundation   feer
the criticism of South Vancouver's
annexation request for the expenditures iif $5,000,000 in twu years, em
the ground that the municipality has
exhausted its borrowing peewers.
Seiuth Vancouver has an available
balance eel burruwing power over debt
Of $4,000,000. South Vancouver's area
is so large that in a very short time
ten aldermen Irenn thai district will
be justified.
Councillor Elliott
I   will   give  you   my  opinion   as   a
private  citizen  iu any discussion, but
I   refuse  to  give anything  for  publi-
cation at the present juncture.
Tlie opinions uf a large number uf the- prominent men uf South
Vancouver on the annexation terms as submitted by South Vancouver Council have- been sought by 'The Chinook" with a view uf giving
te. the readers eef this paper an idea of the reception eif ihe proposed
agreement. Many opinions are expressed, hut it is unly tu be ex-
pected thai met a few are loath tu give any expression tee their views
until such time as the City uf Vancuuver has passed on the agreement.
It is also significant that quite a number are dissatisfied with the
terms, dissatisfied because in their opinion incorporation seems tej be
the only solution of-the problem. Disappointment is alse> felt un the
either hand by eithcrs who feel lhat annexation should be secured at
any cost, and who fear that the city uf \ancuiiver will nol accept the
terms of the proposed agreement.
Never has this question reached such a point of interest as at the
present time.    Opinion is general that sume change must be made in
the civic government of South Vancouver. Whether that change will
take the form of annexation by Vancouver eir incorporation intei a
city   is thc question,
alienate many votes from them. Incorporation will carry everything befure it this election.
Councillor Stuart Campbell
Under trying and difficult circumstances, in an effort to weld together
the opposing forces, the icrms arc
the outcome of our deliberations.
Until Vancouver has said whether
she will or will not accept, I am not
prepared i'i discuss annexation.
five now.    After a little further study
I  hav<
doubt   they   will
Magistrate McArthur
The Council has been exceedingly
modest in its demands. It is a question if even the Vancouver Council
acceded tee them that the people
would favor annexation. Public
opinion within the last year has
altered materially "ii this question.
realize   that   seven   milliems
cuss the matter or give my views
until Vancouver has stated what her
intentions are.
Captain  Graham
I   don't   consider   the   South   Vance uiver  Council  has been  extravagant
in   in   demands.     Incorporation   appeals strongly to me.
Robert B. Findlay
Knowing from practical experience
land having been in close touch with
Vancouver ami other cities, Vancouver can now, according tu statistics
fn un Xew York and Chicago, only
accommodate a certain number more.
i She is near her limit and unly by
annexing the outlying municipalities
can she shuw the growth she is ambitious   to   attain.
George   Greenslade,  ex-School
I    am    an    incorporationist,   and j
against annexation,    The terms asked
by the Council <le> not gee far enough,
South Vancouver, if it ever becomes
annexed, should demand that its own
borrowing powers be expended upon
it  for at least six years.
C. M. Whelpton, Chairman of the
School Board
Thc terms asked by the Council
are- altogether inadequate, If the
Council accept less, then I am prepared lee take the platform at any
meeting. 1 think nothing less than
seven millions should have been
asked for. 1 would prefer incorporation to annexation.
W. A. Pound, ex-Reeve
I will not discuss the terms for
publication, Special legislation must
be passed befure the Government will
pass annexation. They have already
firmly turned it down, saying that the
time was inopportune. Xo new circumstances have arisen since then to
warrant the Councils iu wasting further time. The Attorney-General has
emphatically said unless annexation
can be shown to be of general benefit
to the wheele peninsula the Government will in el grant it.
Donald Burgess, ex-Councillor
I first unfurled the standard of incorporation! when it was defeated.
With its supporters in retreat, when
our forces were captured and annexation victorious and triumphant, with
the remnant we fought it in Victoria.
By incorporation 1 have stood, by it
I will fall, but the terms 1 will not
J. B. Todrick, ex-Councillor
1   don't   think  that  thc   Council  of,
Vancouver  will  accept  the  terms as'
-ei   forth   by   the   Council   of   South;
Vancouver.    I  think that South Van-
! couver is asking too much.    I believe
the feeling of the residents, generally
'speaking,  in  Ward  1  is in  favor of
H. B. A. Vogel, ex-School Trustee
I was laughed at when 1 said seven
millieeiis as the sum that should be
paiel by Vancouver. They said three
millions was enough. The South
Vancouver   Council   has   raised   it   to
Charles   Hodgson,   Chairman   of   the
Board of Trade
I   am   satisfied   with   the   demands
as put forth by the South Vancouver
municipality, but  think it injudicious
at this time to say anything, as 1 am
most   anxious   to   give   them   a   fair,
sheew  ami  not  hamper  them  in  their:
Mr. W. j. Prowse
I think my views on annexation
are pretty well known. In my opinion
incorporation is thc only safe remedy
feer the ilia e.f South Vancouver. Certainly incorporation would give infinitely more tee South Vancouver
than annexation, no matter what annexation  terms might be offered.
C. F. Broadhurst
The Council evidently do met want
annexation, and are proposing terms
which the City cannot possibly accept. The matter was thoroughly discussed at the conference between the
Council and the ratepayers' associations, and we voted down the idea
of asking for more than $3,000,000.
I would like to refer to the system
of local government in vogue in London among thc numerous boroughs
comprising Greater London, ami the
duties of the London County Council
over the whole eif the metropolitan
area, and I would suggest that it
might bc advisable fur those who are
interested in the local government of
Vancouver and of Greater Vancouver to ascertain exactly how far the
system adopted by the authorities in
London is applicable to Vancouver
and  Greater  Vancuuver.
W. H. Kent
I   am  in  favor of annexation  with
tlie City <if Vancouver at any price.
R. G. Simm
I think that annexation by the City
nf Vancouver is the best move that
the people uf Semth Vancouver could
make. Annexation will bring in it-,
wake many advantages, in fact the
; advantages are so great that 1 believe
that the people cannot neglect tn
gra^p them when the opportunity
J. Houston
1   am  met  iu   favor  of  annexation
I On   every   platform   where   it   is   de-
bated   I   will   speak  and  use   my   influence     against     it.       Why     should
South   Vancouver   hinder   her   march
iif   progress   im"   the   sake   uf   giving
| Vancouver a better showing with the
building permits, etc.?
Charles   Harriscn,   Secretary  of  the
Board of Trade
Let  them go to it.    1   will not dis-
G. Bachelor
South Vancouver people have a
heritage of which they ought t.. In-
proud. Why then should they seek-
to give this inheritance away? We
have unique advantages. South Van
couver, if wisely and judiciously
handled, is destined tee become one nf
the greatest Seaports in the world.
I think thc Council have made a mis
take in taking up annexation.    Il will
F. W. Way, President Ward V
Progressive Assocation
1 can hardly treat the matter as
serieeus. W'e will fight to the last
ditch rather than have annexation.
The ratepayers in Wanl V don't
want   it.      I    think   Vancouver   can
|never  raise   tin-  money,  so  what  is
the use uf troubling?    Incorporation
ii- the only salvation fur Smith Vancuuver.
Mr. Hilton. Ward III Association
Mo terms are satisfactory. The
time is neet ripe for annexation. 11
will hinder the development of South
I Vancouver, Incorporation is the only
remedy for us. Who can better develop the municipality than the peo
;pie who live in it?
Mr. Gerald N. Birks Predicts it Will
Have  Half-million  Population in
Five Years
"Vancuuver is destined to become
one of the great cities of the Dominion at an early date," declared Mr.
Gerald F. ltirks, of Henry Itirks eS;
Sons, of Montreal, who arrived in
Vancouver to consult with the architects concerning thc plans of the new
building which will bc erected at the
corner of Granville and Georgia
"It has the immense advantage of
being an open port the year round,"
he continued, "and it has a command.
ing position geographically. It is
backed by a province rich in minerals and other natural resources, and
it is bound to attract in ever-increasing numbers people from the older
provinces and from the Mother
Country and the United States. The
tendency of colonization is ever West,
and this province is the farthest West.
"I am astonished at the buying
power of the people of this city and
province. It is steadily increasing
in spite of doleful predictions. I
would not be surprised to see this
city have a population of half a million in five years. This may seem
like optimism coming from a slow-
Easterner, but I firmly believe it. The
recent stagnation in outside real estate values was one of the best things
which could have happened. It gave
a breathing spell for a readjustment
of values, and did much to ward off
a slump which is bound to come to
many cities in the prairies. The
price of inside properties is not likely
to decline, but just the reverse."
Around the Municipal Hall
The firemen of No, III Hall, under
Assistant Chief Harwood, responded
to a call to the Fraser Avenue Bakery on Fraser Avenue on Monday
morning.   The damage was slight.
A.   I-'..   Thuresson   is   a   well known
figure in ilu- builders and contractors
iii Seuitli Vancouver Xo one is mure
able   ur   better   qualified   tn   expound
upon the fighting powers eef the microbe ur anti-microbe in the various
functions   they   perform   in   carrying
out their duties in the transformation
of fetid matter into a harmless fluid
within the depths of the septic tank.
He is admitted to be one of the best
authorities em this in thc municipality, yet few know that he is an
authority on large game, and at one
time in his career his ambition was
tee become thc owner of a troupe of
performing wild animals. With this
object in view he turned his home
in Edmonton intee a miniature zoological garden. Here he devoted many
hours to the training of his animals.
Amongst them wcre three half-
grown bears. These he taught many
acrobatic feats, such as standing on
their heads, tumbling somersaults,
balancing with poles, etc. The animals made good progress, and already in his mind's eye Mr. Thuresson could see himself with big boots
and whip in hand putting his animals
through their performance before
an admiring audience "The best-laid
schemes of men and mice gang aft
aglcy," so Mr. Thuresson found enit.
The largest of thc bears���"Bruno."
by name���became a little intractable
and had to he -hained to a post.
Owing to Bruno's grow h it became
necessary that his collar should be
let out one or two boles. So, having Consulted with a number eif his
friends, it was agreed ihat over a
score should come ot 'be following
Sunday morning to assist ^fr. Thuresson to enlarj Bruno's collar.
After having llSSOeu his f-et, he was
thrown on his back. Two men wilh
a piece of two-by-four placed it
across his chest, while Mr. Thuresson   placed   a   pail    over   his    snout.
What  happened in the next   few  seconds   still   brings   a   quiver   te.     Mr.
Thnrcsson's  voice  as   he    relates     it. I
The two men found themselves thirty!
feet    away,    bruised    ami     bleeding. I
They     scrambled     eever     the     fence,
whilst   the   pail   was   turn    frmn   the
hands  nf  Thuresson   and   sent   flying
over the heads eif the crowd.    Hy the
feerce   of   the   wrench   eif  the   pail   he j
was  thrown  just   clear  of  thc   length :
of the chain, but his hand was within |
the mark, and  Bruno put one of his
teeth    through   the    muscle   of    the
wrist.     Afterwards   bear   steak   could
be  had   for   the  taking away  nf it  in
* ��   ���
Chief Jacksnn has sent weird that
he is having the best eef spurt, aleeng
with his friends. Ile has secured
some nice big game. Up to the present the party have had three bears,
two deer and one mountain lion, with
numerous   smaller  game.
* ��   ���
There is quite a bustle around the
hall just now. owing to people being
anxious to pay their taxes and get
the benefit e,f the discount. So great
has become the number of people
waiting their turn that a policeman
has been put on duty to regulate the
* ��   *
Councillor Elliott says this paper
is biased, and will not give thc Council a fair show. We have no quarrel
with the Councillor. We look upon
him as a hard-working, painstaking
Councillor, and consider that the
Ward he represents has done well in
its choice. At the same time "The
Chinook" has a definite policy to pursue, and neither Councillor Elliott
nor any member of the Council will
keep us freim criticism where wc consider it necessary.
Mr. Tayior. M.P.. Explains Work
Necessary for Instruction of
Harbor Commission
A meeting 'if the committee appoint
eel ley tiie joint committee of the
municipalities ami Boards t.i Trade
was held in Eburne, Mr. B, t",
Walker occupied the chair. Mr. Tay-
hir. M.P., wa- als.e present. Mr.
Charles Harrison, of tlie Semth Vancuuver Board eif Trade, was appointed secretary feir the committee. Mr.
Gordon, of Gordon & S'ens, was ap-
pointed treasurer. It was agreed tei
make a call mi the various municipalities feir $100 each tu cover initial
expense. The secretary was instructed tn write for copies eif various harbor bills and forward eene to each
of the committee. Thc secretary was
also instructed tn get the regulations
in regard i" private bill procedure
when being brought before the House.
Mr. Taylor gave an exhaustive synopsis in regard tei drafting private bills,
giving the committee an idea of the
Work necessary for thc introduction
of the bill in connection with the harbor commission to be appointed for
the Xorth Arm of the Fraser River.
Deputation    from    Municipalities    to
Wait on Provincial Government
A deputation from South Vancouver,
Xorth Vancouver, Point Grey and
West Vancouver Councils will wait
on thc Provincial Government on
September 18 in regard to tax sale
of lands. This will undeiubtedly be
one of the most important missions
��� ni which the Provincial Government
has been approached recently, as
many hundreds of thousands of dollars are involved in the issue.
The public enquiry into the affairs
! 'if the South Vancouver School
Board was resinned by Commissioner M. J. Crehan at the Municipal
Hall un Wednesday morning. Aiming
the first witnesses called were Mr.
Jas. II. Springford, .Municipal Clerk,
and Mr. A. West, Munici],al Assessor. They were questioned as to
ia statement made by a School Trustee at a previous session that a letter
had be-e-u sent in ihe- Municipal Clerk
asking for certain information as to
owners uf property suitable for
school purpnscs. and that information
concerning one particular piece uf
land had been omitted from the information supplied. Later Mr. I. C.
McArthur gave his version of the
deal f'er another piece of schocd pn p-
Mr. Springford -tateel that he had
im recollection nf receiving any letter asking for the information mentioned.
Mr. West saiel In- had nol received
any letter frmn the School Board, but
he remembered Mr. Kirkland, the
Secretary, coming tei his office fur
information as in the owners t.i property. With Mr. Kirkland be went
after ihe map. and so far as in- knew
Mr. Kirkland obtained all the infor-
i matimi   he   required.
Commissioner Crehan���It was sug.
gested that information a- i-> one
particular piece of property leaked
out, and the School Trustee, when on
'the stand, said : "I cannot understand
why the City Hall people omitted
that piece out nf ihe information sup.
plied tn the School Board."
Mr, West���I know nothing about
that. As far as 1 know, nothing was
held back. The map was there, and
Mr. Kirkland could have got all the
information  he wanted.
Commissioner Crehan���Veen did not
give any  information  in any  real  es-
I tatc broker?
Mr. West���No. I knew nothing
about lhe matter until this morning
The stand was then taken by Mr.
.I. H. Bowman, architect t. ��� lhe School
Hoard, and he was questioned concerning a contract  which, according
to   the   school    1 ks,   was   lei    to
Messrs. Cocroft & Draper at SlH.Un.
but the contract, when drawn up and
signed, gave the- figure- as $UMp0.
Mr. Bowman said the only expla-
nati'.n he could give for the mistake
was that in dictating the terms of the
contract to his stenographer the error
crept in. But" fie said he could not
understand why the error was not
afterwards discovered.
Commissioner Crehan���I will leave
that matter now, but unless then is
some satisfactory explanation forthcoming 1 shall have to surchargi the
difference in the amount of the con-
trad to the Chairman of the- Sell ol
Board, the Secretary and yourself.
Mr. Bowman ��as then taken ii
evidence by the Commissions over
the difference in price paid I Messrs.
Cocroft & Draper for the installation
of s-.-piic tanks at Collingwood school
ami tin amount mentioned in the
minutes of the School Board, but Mr.
Bowman was unable to throw any
light   mi   the  point.
The Commissioner ihen asked Mr.
Bowman if he had ever made out a
certificate for $8000. Mr. Bowman
-aiel   In-   maele   out   a   certificati    for
$8 f in  favor of  Messrs   B tint -   &
lleeric.  em   De ei mil, r   5,   IM 11
Commissioner Crehan���Thai certificate was missing from the School
Board records, and I suppe ��� you
got  it   frmn your carbon  copies
Mr. Bowman���That is so The
contract was   or $29,000
Mr J. C. MeArlhur was then questioned as to the statement of a former School Trustee that information
concerning certain property had been
withheld at the Municipal Hall. Mr.
McArthur said as far as his recollection went it was left to the Secretary to get the information required
in regard to school sites, as thc Beiard
found that when ii was known that
school sites were wanted the price
; went  up.
Mr. McArthur was then asked by
the Commissioner tee give a brief resume eif the preiccedings of the Board
from the time when he first became
a Trustee up tei the time when Ex-
Trustee Vogel left the Board.
Mr. McArthur went intei eletails of
thc procedure of the Be.aid, and particularly in regard to the selection of
plans and the appointment nf an expert on plans, and he absolutely-
denied a suggestion made at a previous sitting that he was in league
with Mr. Spencer Robinson in connection  with  that  appointment.
To a question by the Commissioner
as to whv Trustee Vogel resigned
Mr. McArthur said: "Mr. Vojjel simply resigned because I told him that
.me or the other oi us would have
to leave, as both of us could not sit
on the same Board, and Mr Vogel
answered: 'All right, I will go.' "
The Commissioner then questioned
Mr. McArthur concerning the purchase of school sites, and the witness
denied that he gave Mr Empey. of
the Cedar Cottage Realty Company,
any information..   He went on to ex-
(Continucd on Fage 10) TWO
Electric Irons
Make Housework Easy
To prove this statement we will
send any of our lighting customers
JjotfajpfL lron on
Ten Days' Free Trial
stand in connection with iron.    4 Is covered  by ironclad
Points in favor of the   ^Jti^i^it' IR0N_1 Hot at
the point.    2 Cool at the ^"t^ZH^   handle.      i  Has
guarantee by manufacturers.
Carrall &
S.V       ��� -t-jD:
���DUNCAN" BUILDING, Pender Street
Opposite New World Building
The South Vancouver Auctioneers
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
Phone: Fairmont 218
421S Main Street, City Heights, South Vancouver, B. C.
Are You Going Away?
You want your Household Goods packed and shipped, or stored.
You want first-class work at reasonable cost. YOU WANT US.
Phone Seymour 8316 or 5221 and end your worries.
Cummings Packing & Forwarding Co.
Office : 1130 Homer  Warehouses : 1134 Homer and 852 Cambie
Granville   Street   South,   Uefore   Paving
This has the following attributes :
fl Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
���J Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
fl Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
fj The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
���fl Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C.
Thi- enormoui railway development!
proposed ill  and around  Smith  Vancouver cannot but have a healthy effect  upon  the  really  market   in   this
municipality.    While  the  market  has
been dull during the past few months,
it was only a natural condition���a eon-
ilition   which   marks   lhe  market   each
j summer.    With   the  incoming of  fall
i there   will   he   the   usual   brightening
I ill   real   estate   transactions.    Add   to
this Ihe activity which may he expected  in  view  of railway  development!
and an unusually busy winter should
bc in steere.
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While times have been dull in the
realty  market,  it  is  significant    that
I there has been no fall in the prices of
; realty holdings.    The prices have been
j maintained, and while there has been
some movement it has not been at thc
expense  of  valuations.
Almost as notable is the fact that
while there has been some complaint
over thc dearth of turnovers, there
bai not been undue eagerness to dispose of holdings. On the other hand
many complaints have been made by
real estate brokers of unwillingness
of parties to deliver at the listed
prices. Surely this is the most positive proeef of the faith that many
havc in thc future of South Vancouver.    It is food for thought.
Seeiith Vancouver continues to
forge ahead as a desirable residential
section. A study of the number of
permits and the value of the new
structures as given out from the office of Building Inspector Young
discloses the fact that this munici
pality is rapidly taking a foremost
position on this mainland in the race
for building records. The fact, too,
presents itself that there is a desire
mi the part of builders to erect mop-
commodious and larger dwellings
The (lavs of the small buildings in
South Vancouver arc becoming rapidly numbered, and there is an eagerness to erect substantial and modern
structures. This is being made possible by the rapid growth of the tram
lines, water systems and telephone
connections. South Vancouver residents are now demanding all the conveniences of a modern city, and with
cheap lots there is no obstacle to
stanel in the way e,f increased de-
* ele        e.
The following reference to the
Bank of England from the New York
"Daily Telegraph" makes very interesting reading :
"The Old Lady of Thrcadnecdle
Street." as Ihe Bank of England is
popularly known, is the premier bank-
it Impossible tee secure the necessary
tinnm e- te, conduct the business of
the country.
L'nder these conditions the assis-
taiie-i- eif certain wealthy merchants
was sought, and a number of these
agreed tee find an immediate loan of
| ��1,500,000, prdvidlng that they re-
| ceiveil a charter for carrying on a
! bank in which .many perse'ins cejutd j
hold a share of the capital, but only
be responsible tier the amount of the
share they held. There was much
opposition in Parliamtnt to the granting of tin- charter; but the necessities
of the country allowed of no delay,
and the money advanced was secured by duties on beer, ale, and
either liquors, and a charter given to
the bank under the style of the Governor and  Company of the  Bank  of
This was in 1604, and here it should
| be mentioned lhat the bank became
j established through the efforts of Mr.
| William Paterson, a Scottish mer-
. chant.
The original capital was ��1,200,-
001), and ��300,000 was offered for
j subscription in life-annuity bonds,
which wcre quickly taken up. Thus
tlu- government received the ��1,500,-
1100 it so urgently required. The bank,
by lhe terms of its charter, was given
'a monopoly for conducting joint-
jsteick banking operations���that is to
say, that other banks had to be merely
private concerns, with a limited number e.f partners. This monopoly the
Bank of England enjoyed until 1826.
when other joint-stock banks were
allowed t" be formed. From that
date onward great banking companies have been continually floated, and
the private bankers are now very few
in number.
The lirst premises of the Bank of
England were at Grocers' Hall, in
the Poultry, which still exists today.
The Thrcadnecdle Street premises
were opened in 1734. The Bank of
England has got its name, "The Old
Lady of Thrcadnecdle Street," because of the cautious tactics of those
who  control   the  institution.
The first notes issued by the bank
were for ��20; ��5 notes were not
issued until a much later period. The
first forgery of a banknote was in
175S, and the perpetrator was executed. Owing to a great shortage of
coin, due to the Napoleonic wars, the
bank issued ��1 notes in 1797. All
these notes were afterwards called
in and redeemed.
Many times the bank has been short
of tlu- necessary coin tn meet the
notes issued, and in 1803, in consequence of  the  scarcity nf silver,  the
Appearing at the Empress Theatre
At a special meeting of the Licensing Commissioners on Wednesday
night the application of Mr. James
Chapman, Joyce Road, Collingwood.
for a bottle licence  for his premises
was laid over until thc next meeting
of the Board, three months hence.
A large deputation from the Collingwood district waited upon thc Board
opposing the granting of the licence.
ing institution in the world, and it is
exceedingly interesting to trace the
sequence of events leading up to its
establishment  and  present  greatness.
After the Civil War, and during
the quiet times in Cromwell's protectorship, all who could make money
by agricultural or commercial pursuits hoarded it, or placed it for safe
keeping in the hands of the goldsmiths and silversmiths.
Thus it came about that when
Charles II came to the throne he began to bonow lavishly from these
dealers in valuable securities, giving
them in exchange for coin certain
"king's rights" charges on revenue
| and other security. He Soon became
se. inveelved with thc goldsmiths that
��� they had a charge over the better
part of the country's revenue.
As an easy way out of the difficulty,
and   when   their     usurious    instincts
i became   too   pronounced,   this   easygoing monarch  closed the exchequer
| and refused to pay either principal or
interest.    He  had  at   that  time  borrowed   over   a   million   pounds���then
considered an enormous sum���at from
18   per   cent,   upward,   and   he   never
paid any portion of this indebtedness.
This arbitrary action caused the
public to lose trust in the goldsmiths,
with the result that there was a great
run on their resources, and a number
of them failed.
As a consequence, thousands
throughout thc country were ruined.
So much distrust did the public afterwards show in royal or government
seeurieties that they hoarded their
money, and when William nf Orange
accepted the English throne he found
institution coined common metal tokens of the value of 5s., 3s. and Is. 6d.
These were guaranteed, and they
passed as money. They were afterwards cashed on presentation, and
one of these metal tokens today is
worth many times its face value.
In 1825 the reserve bullion in the
vaults of the bank had sunk as low
as ��1,260,000. At the present time the
reserve gold is valued at ��36,000,01X1,
which, by the side of the huge stock
of gold held by the Bank of France,
seems a very small amount. But the
bank can always obtain gold by offering a high rate of interest for the
commodity, with the result that shipments quickly take place from other
It is not generally known that the
Bank of England buys all the precious
metals which go to the mint to be
turned into coinage. The mint takes
over the metal in bulk at the market price, and the small loss on transforming it into coin is made good by
the government.
The capital of the Bank of England
now is ��14,553,000. Many of the
large joint-stock banks���such as the
London City and Midland Bank���
have a far larger capital. But they
have not the security of the government of his Britannic Majesty behind
The Central Park Progressive Association held a smoker at Bingay
Hall on Tuesday night. A delightful
evening was spent.
Will BUY you a home under our easy-payment plan. Small cash
payment, balance easy monthly instalments; no mortgage to assume.
Our houses are fully modern, artistically designed, and close to car-
line, school and stores.
A Savings Account may be opened with any amount from $'..00
upward. We pay 4 per cent., credited quarterly. Each depositor is
furnished with a check book, in a handsome seal-grain leather lover,
and is privileged lj issu checks against his or her account. Get into
the habit of paying all your household bills by cheque. It is tbe safest
Bankers Trust Corporation Ltd.
166 Hastings St. West
South Vancouver
River Road, Ontario Street and B. C. Electric Railway Trackage.
Lots all cleared and graded. Terms : One-sixth cash, balance
over three years.
River Road and Government Road, subdivision of the southerly
portion of Block 15, District Lots 330 and 331. River Road Lots,
$800 each. Sixty-ninth Avenue Lots, $500 and $450 each.
Terms : One-fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
For Plans, Price List and Particulars apply
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For Sale Purchased
House  Property  in West  End,  Fairview,  Grandview,  Mount
Pleasant and Kitsilano
Port Alberni Town Lots and
Alberni Lands
We handle nothing else
Write or see us for information and prices
The Manitoba Loan & Investment Co.
309 Dominion Trust Building
Full-sized  Lot, north  of  Home  Road,  $1200.    One-third cash;
balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
$100 cash handles  Building Lots close to Knight Road.
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
If you want to buy a House.     We can sell you one ready-
built, or will build one to your order.
Easy terms and satisfaction guaranteed
Phone : Fairmont 1492
Will Solve the Home
Problem (or You
A small cash payment secures immediate possession. We are
building the finest bungalows in South Vancouver : Four to
seven rooms; beamed ceilings; panelled walls; fireplace; built-
in buffet; furnace; everything complete and ready to move into
today. Payments spread over four years. You work hard for
your money; make your money work for you. Call on us for
further particulars.
Bungalow Finance & Building Co. Ltd.
Phones : Seymour 3204-5-6 Pacific Bldg. 416 Howe St.
The Square Deal Realty Company
South Vancouver Specialists
Twenty-fifth and Main Phone : Fairmont 807
R. G. SIMM,  Manager SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1912
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone. Fraser 116
Grant Phipps
(Successor to M. Jenkins)
Estimates given      JOYCE STREET
About   Women's  Affairs
Greene & Merkley
Mortuary and Service Chapel
305 Pender St. W.
Day or Night Phone : Sey. 340
3210 Main Street, near 16th Avenue
Toronto  Furniture
Furnish   Houses   at   Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont  1660
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 404
Order    Office :    3418    Commercial
Street, Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining   car   terminus)
Terms Cash
Melrose Nursing Home
Special  attention given  to  Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
825 25th Ave.  East���Phone : Fair. 987
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor  of  Chiropratic)
250   22nd    Avenue    East,    close    to
Main Street
Hours : 1.30 till 6.   Consultation free
Chiropractic succeeds where  medicine fails.   For all complaints, whether I
acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
the thing.
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
Grandview 8l(fn Works
2235 Commercial Drive and Earls Road
Phone:  Seymour 6736
You'll say so, if you try us.
25th  and  MAIN STREET
August 6, 1912
thirty days after date 1 intend to apply to
I lie Licence Commissioners of South Van-
cejuver for a Bottle Licence on the premises
Mluated on Lot H, Block ��9, D. L. 36 and 51.
Wood water-tanks, wire wound wood pipe
���yd continuous stave pipe made in all sizes.
Municipal Construction Co. Ltd., 319 Pender
hl'eet, Vancouver,  B. C.
A resolution was carried at a mect-
">K of Ward I ratepayers last Friday
'" petition the post office inspector
'o have the Collingwood post office
kept open until 7.30 p.m., and also to
"'luest that a mail delivery system
^milar to the one in use at Central
1 'ifk be inaugurated. A further resolution was passed asking the Council
'" have many necessary sidewalks
laiel before the commencement of wet
A great many girls are morbidly '
fascinated by men whom they know
tee have "town their wild oats," as it
is called. There is no doubt that there
ii I e-treeiig appeal tei the vanity of
many a girl in her belief that she may
be instrumental in remaking or rc-
feerming a young man. At lirst there
is dottbtleil an element nf pity, together with a laudable desire to create
in the one who is loved new ideals of
temperance and moral uprightness.
Hut there is another reason why a
girl may become fascinated with a
man wlieise private life has been open
tee criticism. This type of man is
generally a past-master in the art of
knowing lnew tei please the fair sex.
He knows, by lemg practice and experience, just how to anticipate the
smallest feminine desire. Mis manners are polished and refined, while
his conversational powers are well
developed. He knows how and when
to say tlmse charming little nothings
and to make remarks of a complimentary nature which sound so pleasant
to a woman's ear. Thus it happens
that many a woman falls a helpless
victim to the wiles of such a man,
and no amount of reasoning or parental influence seems to be able to
deter such a woman from marrying
him. What such a girl forgets, or
does not know, is that she permits
sentiment to usurp the place of
reason, and it is only after the fatal
step has been taken that she is disillusioned and finds her repentance in
anguish of heart and a wrecked life.
���   ���    ���
I do not kneew eif any better way
of assisting girls to secure graceful
ligures than by urging them tei participate from early youth to full maturity in a great variety of physical
exercises, including athletic sports and
games, says a writer in the "Ladies'
Home Journal." The attainment of
physical perfectieeu and an all-round
development through school work and
gymnastic training should be the am-,
bitiein of every girl up t'i the age of
twenty-live years. Until this time
her ideals sheeiild be the boyish and
athletic types, not the voluptuous.
Certain forms of athletic games and
exercises have specific effects which
make their practice at one age more
desirable than at another. And then
the same exercise may affect different
persons differently.
Walking is the most natural and
consequently the most common of
all exercises. In its easiest form it is
simply falling forward, and requires
little or no effort, except to support
one's weight and keep the body balanced. It is easier than standing still,
and the little effort that is made is
felt in thc thighs, legs and feet. When,
however, one passes from an idle
Saunter into a spirited walk the action
of the parts mentioned is greatly intensified, and the muscles of the arms,
chest, abdomen and back are also involved. When the walking is taken
across country or in climbing hills
and mountains nearly every muscle
of the body is brought into action and
the exercise may become extremely
arduous. When indulging in a fast,
spirited walk it is very difficult to
keep from tailing into a gentle run, as
it is easier lo run slowly than to walk
fast. In ordinary running the action
conies principally on the thighs and
calves, but in sprinting the muscles
of the shoulders, chest and back may
alsee be brought into powerful action.
So many muscles arc used in this exercise that the heart and lungs arc
greatly stimulated, and it is one of
the best exercises for reducing llesh
and getting one in condition for other
athletic games.
The value of field hockey, lacrosse
and "socker" football is largely due to
the opportunities afforded for running.
Persistence in walking and running
affeerds admirable means of straightening thc legs in growing girls and
keeping the hips from becoming unduly prominent. Skating, aside from
it* being one of the few sports which
girls can indulge in in winter, affords
a splendid opportunity feir the cultivation of grace and elegance of movement. It requires great strength in
the thighs and ankles and a peculiar
suppleness about the hip joint, bul
after these are acquired the rest is
easy. Now that rink skating is coin
ing into vogue every girl should try-
to realize the [esthetic as well as the
physical value of this beautiful art.
In this respect thc Canadians as a
people have greatly surpassed us. But
walking, running and skating, line
though they arc, give employment
chiefly to the muscles of the lower
extremities, and therefore arc not
sufficient in themselves to develop the
perfect figure. Archery is one of the
best of all exercises for bringing into
action the muscles of the arms and
shoulders. It is almost a specific for
opening up the chest and getting the
shoulders back. It is gratifying to
know that interest in archery, which
was once considered a prime sport
for men as well as for women, is being revived.
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Living Pictures for Entertainments
1. Weaving��� Penelope sits at a
loom (a frame with strings drawn
across), wearing a Greek costume.
She leans back in a low Greek chair
and looks out at the distance as
though for Ulysses.
2. Embroidery���Matilda of England
sits in a room much like that suggested for Marguerite, with women
in similar costumes, all working on a
great piece of tapestry���the famous
Bayeux tapestry. (A quilting frame
may be used for this.)
3. Spinning���Copy the well-known
picture where a Puritan girl sits by
her spinning wheel. She wears a
gray dress, a little white cap and a
fichu. A window hung with white
curtains may be at the back if desired.
4. The Spinet���Mount a shallow
oblong packing box on slender legs,
stain all dark brown and turn it with
its side to the audience. Put a rest
with music on top and let the hands
of the player be advanced as though
resting on keys.    Dress her in a cos
tume  appre.priatc  to  the  time  e.f  the
Revolution���a   sheer!   ..kirt,     buckled
shoes, overskirt, with slnirt, gathered
panniers,  powdered   hair,  a  nneb  cap, |
a velvet  band around lhe neck and a I
curl  eer  two
5. The  Harp���If no  real  harp  can
be borrowed e,r rented of a music!
dealer,   have   the   carpenter   make   a \
wooden frame of the correct size anil
lhape,   cover   it   wilh   gilt   paper   and
tacit e,n strings of wire; l-.-t the player
sit .it one enel. her arms extended een
either side, her fingers resting on the !
strings;   let   her   wear  a   while   dress,;
short waisted, scant, with short, puff
ed   sleeves.     Her   hair   should   be   iu
short ringlets, tied wilh blue ribbons,
the costume of 1830.
6. Lacemaking���-Have a short, very
dark girl with heng black braided
hair, dressed as an Italian peasant.
She wears a slnirt skirt of red, a black
bodice laced over a white chemisette, I
strings eef coral beads, buckled shoes, I
and eiver her head a piece of bright.
silk, cut square in front and falling
down at the back.
She  holds  a  firm  pillow,  not  very:
large, covered with red. with a piece1
of lace fastened on it, and long pins
stuck in it; she Ins bobbins of thread
by her side and S. s on a low stool.   '
7. Painting���Have  an  easel  with  a
large   half-finished   picture   on   it;   a
girl  in  an all-over blue denim  apron j
stands before it, her head a little on i
eeiie side, a palette on- her thumb and !
a  mahlstick  in  her hand;  her mouth
he.Ids two or three brushes.
eS. Sculpture ��� Put plaster casts
about, cover one small one with
modelling clay, merely keeping a general outline, and stand this on a table.
A girl wearing a mud-colored apron
comoletely covering her dress should
be- working em this apparently unfinished bust. Shi would wear also n
white cap, something like a chef's.
9. Pottery���A girl sits before a
wheel which is fastened horizontally
on a support; in tin- middle of it is
a clay-colored bowl and all around
arc finished pieces of pottery. She,
too, wears a large apron. Xotc���
The three girls representing painting, sculpture and pottery should be
unlike in complexion and general appearance.)
HI. .Music���Have a very pretty, up-
to-date girl in evening dress, sitting
among cushions, playing a guitar and
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Laundry Helps
When washing coarse clothes soft
soap is said to be more efficacious and
to go farther than the ordinary kind.
A cup of vinegar put into the water
in which colored clothes are to be
washed will prevent the color from
running, and if the garments arc-
ironed while still damp they will loeek
like new.
Cold water, a teaspoonful of ammonia and soap will remove machine
eiil when either means would neet
answer on account of taking out the
When white lace has acquired a yellow tinge a good method of bleaching
it is to wash it ill the usual way, and
then rinse it in blue water, after
which it should be rubbed all over
with white soap, it must then Inlaid out on a large, white china dish
in the sun, and after several hours
rinsed repeatedly, until the soap is
washed  away.
Do not leave wooden tubs dry or
they will quickly crack and come
apart. Keep a little water always
standing in  them,
Use warm water to sprinkle starched clothes and the effect will be twice
as satisfactory.
When ironing handkerchiefs it is
a goeeel plan to fold the best ones in
the ordinary way and the worn or
stained ones cornerwise. If the same
rule is followed in ironing sheets,
] towels and table-napkins, one can tell
at a glance, without unfolding, what
one  is getting from  thc linen  closet.
Another good plan in ironing handkerchiefs is t.i begin at the middle,
because when the edges arc ironed
first the middle of the handkerchief
is apt tee swell up. making il difficult
to properly stii. >,it li  tlie whole-.
Ironing between buttons on a thin
blouse is likely tee tear eiff these little
fasteners, but if the blouse is placed
��� en a f.elded Turkish towel lhe buttons will sink into the towel and the
spaces between them bc ironed beautifully smooth.
Silk should never be ironed on the
right side, as it will be shiny wherever the iron has touched it.
Thc   fading   of   colored   articles   is
due often, not to the washing, but to
the  ironing.    Irons  that are  too  hot
are used directly em the material, and
this  will  more  quickly  fade  delicate
colors  than any amount of washing.
Be   sure   that   the   article   is   evenly
] dampened  and  that  the  iron  is  only
, hot   enough  to  smooth  the  wrinkles
properly by firm, even pressure, and
I you will have no more trouble from
fading.   Skirts should never be ironed
across  the  gores, but up  and  down.
When pressing a seam or crease in
a wool garment use damp wrapping
paper instead of a damp cloth between the garment and the iron. The
pressing will bc more satisfactorily
wa, .lead, said, 'Don't believe it; for,
. if  it   were   so,   I   should   have   heard
from   him.   as   he   keeps   no   secrets
from me.'"
"A   person,  seeing a  great  heap  of
itonef, said to a friend how much he
' would  like  tei  have  tln-m    at     home.
I'How so?* demanded the other. 'Why.'
~:oel he. 'then I would build a good
handsome brick wall round my house
with  them.'"
'flu- mantle e,f Gaulard must have
descended ��� >n the President, Goutsaut,
who, if the anecdotes about him .into be credited, must have adorned his
lofty e.fficial position. The rest are
as  by  -ample  exhibited :
"Monsieur Goussaut, President of
the Chamber of Accounts, was celebrated leer stupidity. One day, stand- ;
ing behind a player at piquet, wh..
diel not know him. the player, throwing a foolish card, exclaimed, 'I am
a mere Goussaut!' The President.
enraged at finding his name used as
a proverb, said, 'Yem an- a fool.'
True,' said the other, without ever
looking back, 'that is just what I
meant to say.'"
A new industry is to bc located in
Greater Vancouver, a contract having
been awarded for the erection oi a
ee:e storey building for the Dominion
Safe Works Ceimpany at Eburne,
Safes and burglar proof equipment
will be here manufacture'].
The building will be 200 feet long
by 150 feet wide. In the centre will
be a large light well, which will permit light to enter the building from
two sines. Frame, resting on a con
Crete '"-emulation, will be the c-.i
struction of this building. Galvanized
iron will be used to cover the outer
Steel doors, vaults, safety-deposit
boxes, chests and similar products
will be made. The machinery of production is to bc the most modern and
Entering from Basil Street one will
be brought to the general offices of
the factory. Here will be situated the
eiffiees eif the superintendent and the
offices e>f the various heads of departments.
Next is tee lie the iron store room |
where the materials for making the
safes an- te, be stored. Beyond this
store reeenii will be the main machine
shop. Here will be housed all the
machines feer shearing the iron and
making the doors and shells of the
safes. Next is tee be the filling rooms
where the safes are rendered tirc-
proof by being tilled wilh cement between the inner and other layers of
ire Hi.
Various fuming rooms for the
manufacture of tumblers and either
luck parts are to be located near by.
The company will have ils own plating plant where all the nickel plating
of the exterior combination and beck
fittings will be done. The last section
of the building is to be thc paint she-ip
| where the safes will be painted. Outside this room is to bc (he large platform which will give access I" the
cars which will be brought right up
! to the factory over the tracks of the
B, C. Electric Railway.
Xear the paint shop are !o be the
carpenter's shop and wood turning
plant, where cabinet making will be
carried on as soon as there is a <I����� -
mand for such work.
Thc architect responsible for the
plans of this building is Mr. Edwardi s
i Spreiat, of Vancouyer. The building
! is being erected by Messrs. Barwick
! Brothers, of this city, their tender
j being $22,000. This does not include
From "Epicedium"
Thou child of stormy dawn,
ThOU winter Bower, feerlorn nf nurse;
Chilled  early by tlie  bigot's curse.
The  pedant's  frown,  the  worldling's
.    .   . to fall iu teeming June
When   every  seed    which    drops    to
Takes mot and wins a second birth
From steaming shower and gleaming
mo. ell.
Fall warm, fall fast, thou mellow rain;
ThOU rain of Cod, make fat lhe land;
] That   mots   which   parch   iu   burning
san el
] May bud to flowers and fruit again.
To  grace  perchance  a   fairer  morn
In mightier lands beyond the sea.    .    .
Who in the blaze of riper day
(If   purer   science,   holier   laws,
Bless us, faint  heralds of their cause.
Dim beacons of their glorious way.
���Charles  ICingsley.
to figure out how  much  time your  clerks
waste each day in walking to and
from the telephone ?
An Extension Telephone
on the counter or desk will prevent it.
Only 5 Cents Per Day
for either a "WALL" or "DESK" set.
Call up the Contract Agent
Seymour 6070
British Columbia Telephone
Company Limited
"It's   not   the   house   that   makes   the   home
It's thc love that is inside."
I'll supply you with the house on easy terms���viz., $300 down and
the balance monthly, to suit your purse.
I supply the house and you supply the rest���love, etc.
Prices  range  from  $1,000  to $8,000
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street Phone :  Fair.  1607
South Vancouver
We have the best buys in the C. P. R. district, These lots
are high and very light clearing. Price S1500.00. Cash .'.>:
balance 1, 2, ami 3 years, at 6 per cent, interest.
For Sale or Exchange���Six-room Modern House. Ontario
Street. Will sell on very easy terms, or will take good
Building Lot as first payment.
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN STREET        Phone: Fairmont 822
Riverview Realty Co.
W'e believe in the destiny of South Vancouver. We believe that Fraser Street is the natural commercial centre
of South Vancouver. Wc will give you our reasons for
this belief if you call upon us.
J.  L. EVANS,  Manager
Corner of Fraser Street and Ferris Road
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What Gaulardism Is
The Gaulardism, borrowing its
name from a certain Sieur de Gaulard,
who was remarkable for the negation
of everything savouring of intelligence, strikes one as of an analogous
complexion to this jocular gaucherie;
and both are intimately allied to the
Gothamite drolleries and ineptitudes,
of which the most ancient types have
very probably and very naturally disappeared by escaping registration. The
gaulardisms and their analogues pursue a uniform vein :
"The Sieur Gaulard, being told by
somebody that the Dean of Alencon
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DISAPPOINTMENT will be generally felt at the
modesty of the demands of the South Vancouver
Council in its proposal embracing annexation by the City
of Vancouver. While the verdict of the Council of Vancouver on the proposed terms is yet to be given, the ratepayers of South Vancouver will have a chance to more
fully digest the clauses of the agreement as set forth by
the municipality of  South  Vancouver.
We must confess that in many respects Vancouver
seems to have all the best of the deal. In view of the
fact that Vancouver two years ago scorned a demand
of two million dollars to be spent in improvements in
this municipality during a period of three years as the
price of absorbing South Vancouver, thc present demand
of five million dollars may look excessive, but cool re-
flection upon the financial resources which South Vancouver brings to Vancouver gives cause to ponder.
In any annexation proposal the financial interests must
necessarily play an important part. South Vancouver
asks that five million dollars be expended on South Vancouver during the years 1913 and 1914. The present borrowing power of South Vancouver is over four million
dollars. South Vancouver is at present taxed \2'/i mills
on the dollar on improved lands, while the tax rate in
Vancouver is 22^ mills. From the \2'/, mills South Vancouver receives iu taxes $327,185. Taxed at 22J4 mills, the
same rate as prevails in Vancouver, the revenue on the
same basis of valuation would ne $5eS8,933, or an increased
income of $261,748. This increase capitalized at 5 per
cent would represent $5,234,960. While the borrowing
power eif South Vancouver, as stated, is four million
dollars, on the assumption that the rate were increased
to 2214 mills, this municipality, or Vancouver for that
matter, would be in a position to actually realize to the
extent of over five million dollars. To this should be
added the valuation of the waterworks system in South
Vancouver, which is revenue producing and self-sustaining,
and should therefore be considered as an asset. This
does not take into consideration the question of increased
values which could reasonably bc expected to follow,
whether South Vancouver were annexed by Vancouver
or incorporated as a separate city. Had the Council of
South Vancouver made their demands six million dollars
it would have been closer to the mark.
As lo representation of ten Aldermen, the demands of
South Vancouver are not excessive. South Vancouver
covers an area almost twice that of the City of Vancouver, and it is fair to assume that within a very few
years the preponderance eif population will be within the
borders of this municipality as it now stands. The question of representation, therefore, should not only be one of
the present, but of the future.
There i9 nothing binding on the City of Vancouver as
to reduced tram fares, telephone or power charges, and
this phase of the agreement is open to serious criticism.
In any annexation agreement some guarantee should be
given by the City of Vancouver as to just what South
Vancouver might expect in this respect. We know that
Vancouver has been unable to strike a bargain with the
11. C. E. R. as tee a consolidated tram franchise in negotiations covering several years, so the question might reasonably be asked. How any agreement could bc hastened
should South Vancouver become a part of Greater Van-
couver? There is a striking lack of deliniteness covering
these points
Only a promise is asked as l.e tin development e.f the
N'orili Ann of iln- Fraser River, which i> ihe keystone to
any industrial activities which mighl be expected in South
Vancouver, and promises are. easily given. W'e might as
joon expect a hawk t'e teed the young .if the pigeon as tee
Vancouver develop lhe Xeerth Arm of lhe Eraser. To
them Burrard lubt i- a fetish at Whose ihrlne all must
\\ orship.
As to clauses 6 ami 7, covering tin- retention e,f the
municipal, school board ami leaching staffs, Vancouver i>
again asked to make but a mere promise.    A* at present
constituted,  there  i-. no continuity  eif policy  in   the-  Van
couver  Council.     Being  elicled yearly, these  clauses will
be settled by ilu- present  Vancouver Council, which will
not be binding Dtl next year's   or any succeeding Council.
To agree to thc terms as presented in thc annexation
proposal South Vancouver is asked to sink her individuality, to pass into oblivion, to become a unit like Kitsilano
or Grandview. With that absorption <>nr dreams of a
fine industrial city rising on the banks eef the Fraser will
become one of the might have-neens. Of sentiment we
will have none : South Vancouver ceases tee be the day we
agree to annexation.
Though the Councils agree to these terms, will the
people nf South Vancouver accept them? We have every
faith in the ratepayers of S.nith Vancouver, and know-
that in Iheir belief in the future greatness of their eewn
city, in their desire to relain their own individuality, in the
sentiment they feel for the place in which they base built
their homes, in their knowledge of the inheritance which
is theirs, they have a desire t'e w.irk out their own destiny
and so rise to a zenith among the cities of the West.
kility only when Chief Jackson is iu his office, and the
chief's hours are saiel t.i be somewhat uncertain. The
duty of lhe reporters who daily visit the Municipal Hall
is t'e gather news for the benefit of the ratepayers They
dee not call on the police department for the sake- of their
health nor feer any personal pleasure they may derive
from so doing. It is the duly of Chief Jackson and his
staff to supply the papers with information, since the I'ress
is the medium through which the ratepayers learn what
their own employees are doing, Chief Jackson must revise his rules, or his own employers will be the chief
Now this question of PreSI versus Police���the problem
of precisely when and in what circumstances it is to the
benefit eif the ratepayers ami le. the furtherance eef justice
lhat inforinaiie.il in possession of thc police should be
communicated tee the newspapers, dales from as far back
at least ;is the repeal of the Stamp Act, which permitted
newspapers to be sold at a price that made newspaper
reading a favorite feirm of intellectual recreation among
the masses, and it remains to ibis day a question on
which members of the police force and members of the
I'ress are as much at variance as ever. The police contend iuw, as they did then, that any information given
to the Press is information which is made accessible to
the criminal, or criminals, in the particular case to which
the information appertains. They contend, further, that
it is unreasonable anil absurd to expect an officer of the
peace to be so forgetful of the interests of the ratepayers
as to show his hand thus openly to the criminal, the enemy
of peace and property, the pillager of the ratepayers,
whose peace and security he is paid to preserve. Much
may be advanced from the opposite point of view, of
course; but there can be only one answer to a question
which simmers down to this : Is the Chief of Police to
be considered able to judge precisely when, in view of all
thc circumstances which he knows surround any
particular case, and in view of the circumstances which he
may assume, but would like to know for certain, surround
it, the interests of the public which he serves would be
promoted by information in his possession being given
out through the newspapers? Or should decision of this
question be left to the judgment and discretion of newspaper representatives, each of whom is sustained in the
performance of his daily duties by the hope of one day
getting a story before it becomes known to the other
fellows? Of course, not all the information of public
interest in possession of the police is of such a nature
that to disclose it through the newspapers would be to
aid the escape of a criminal from justice; but it is equally
true that the newspaperman who is satisfied with the
daily report which the "World" fears Chief Jackson considers his subordinates incapable of reading deserves
another sort of assignment.
Just at this point wc cannot refrain from asking
whether it was necessary for the "World" to look as far
away as South Vancouver in search of a police-ridden
community? It may be that in the Vancouver City police
office officialism is not permitted to obtrude itself, and
that no official barrier is placed in the way of the qualified newspaperman afire with zeal for knowledge. It may
be, of course. But there is a newspaper published in
Vancouver which invented the phrase, "Findlay's Cossacks," and applied the phrase once, or twice, or twenty
times, to the mounted police of Vancouver.   But there!
The Annexation Question
A I.TIIOUGH the United States papers in the West
** commend President Taft for signing the Panama
Canal bill, the leading journals of the East take the
position that the United States has done an unfair and
unwise act which in the end will have a boomerang effect.
The foreign press is strongly denunciatory of the United
The "Xew York Times," one of the most conservative
and fairest of American daily newspapers, gives the following reasons why the President should have vetoed the
canal bill :
1. Because the favors in the use of the canal granted
to American ships arc in violation of the treaty made with
Great Britain.
2. Hecausc we shall surely bc called to arbitrate the
questions raised by our action, and shall have to choose
between being defeated in arbitration or refusing to
arbitrate. In lhe former case we shall incur less discredit;
in tbe latter we shall take ourselves oul of the ranks of
civilized nations working for thc peaceful settlement of
differences, in which ranks we have, for more than a century, led.
3. If we refuse to arbitrate, the treaties of arbitration
that we have with Great Britain and wilh a number of
other nations will be allowed to expire by limitation, and
we shall, within live years, have laken a long step backward toward barbarism.
4. The bill is stuffed with silly provisions ulterly impertinent te. ils professed object, tending to impair the
value of the canal, and sure to lessen the respect in which
we- are held in the world of commerce, besides working
actual  mischief  Iii our  own  enduring interests.
"���piIE "Vancouver World," in an editorial note, tpolc
A Chief Jackson, of the South Vancouver police, to
task the other day because, according to the "World, "thc
Chief of Police of South Vancouver has issued an edict
that no information is to be given from the police office
save from his lips alone." The "World" discusses the
matter thus :
"Does the chief, then, consider that his subordinates are
so incapable as to be unable to read the daily report book
to the pressmen? Not that the Press has to rely on the
police department for news, but it is as well to get official confirmation at times.    This will now be a possi-
���PIIUSF. who voted against the last incorporation bill
hardly realize the financial injury they wcre doing
to the municipality as a whole. That South Vancouver
has suffered severely, both financially and in prestige, is
now unquestionable. At the present moment there is a
difficulty in selling the municipal bonds. This is due to
thc fact that in Great Britain the municipality is looked
upon as a small rural district. While Vancouver cannot
offer nearly as good security for its bonds as South Vancouver, yet Vancouver can get five and six points more in
any bund issue. This is due to Vancouver being looked
upon as a progressive city, while South Vancouver is
regarded by thc British investor as some small
suburb on the outskirts of Vancouver. They fail to
grasp the fact that South Vancouver has an area of over
fourteen square miles���a larger area than Vancouver. If
incorporation had taken place the bonds would have been
issued, as South Vancouver as a city would have a much
more stable standing in the financial world.
(The "Vancouver  World")
Although  not  officially eleclared, it
may  be  fairly  taken for granted  that
the statement maele as to South Vancouver's "annexation demands" is correct. Briefly, South Vancouver says
through its Council���though it has
not yet said so officially*���that il it
consents to annexation with the City
it will only be on the following terms :
An expenditure en' live million dollars within lhe present limits oi
South Vancouver during the fiscal
year  of   1913 and   1914.
Representation on the basis of 10
Io 16���namely, leu aldermen feer
Souih Vancouver to present city representation eef sixteen.
The continuance of present South
Vancouver assessment for two years.
Maximum millage not to exceed
fifteen mills on improved land, or a
proportionate reduction of assessment
to meet increased millage according
to Vancouver City assessment so as
to obviate any drastic change in taxation for a period of al least two years.
The continuance in employment of
the present municipal office and
School Board staff where possible,
and retention of the present teaching
staff of the South Vancouver schools.
The preserving of a joint cemetery
for the city and adjoining municipalities, and the closing of the present
cemetery with the object of its removal in future.
Some of these demands are likely to
make the Vancouver city fathers open
their eyes; but there is this excuse
for South Vancouver asking such
"good terms"���that the municipality,
if it is to form part of a "Greater
Vancouver," will be an asset of considerable importance and value.
Doubtless South Vancouver, like-
any other shrewd maker of a bargain,
is asking rather more than it expects to get, or will be willing to
take, but at thc same time the municipality might almost paraphrase the
words of Dr. Johnson at the sale of
Thrale's Brewery : "We are not selling a lot of pots and pans���but the
potentiality of growing rich beyond
the dreams of avarice."
The future of South Vancouver,
what it is capable of being made by
development, may be gauged by its
progress during the past five years.
From a handful of people it has risen
to a population of 35,000. It has a
borrowing power of $4,147,456, and
in two years it has improved to the
extent  of  $7,500,000.
It has six frame schools, nine new-
brick and stone schools completed,
and four in course of erection, a
school population of 40,000. and a
teaching staff numbering 110.
It has a population of law-abiding,
public-spirited men. ambitious to
make South Vancouver, whether part
of the city or not, a worthy part of
our great province.
South Vancouver needs cheaper
car fares, cheaper light and power, a
better water system, better police protection, and a post delivery. These
for a start���more benefits to follow.
There is much difference of opinion
as to whether these will come more
quickly by "annexation" or "incorporation." From the wide, patriotic
point of view, a "Greater Vancouver"
is the one to be commended. When
fully and officially discussed there is
no doubt that the blessed word "compromise" will play an important part
in all negotiations. Meanwhile the
full, if somewhat premature, disclosure of the Council's ideas will give
the public the date for a much-needed discussion on the subject.
(The "Vancouver Sun")
The public of Vancouver will probably share Mayor Findlay's opinion
regarding the South Vancouver annexation proposals. The more those
proposals are considered the more
they will strike one as being very
favorable (o South Vancouver���so
favorable, in fact, that this city might
be Ihe loser by acceding to them. Xo
doubt the municipality which is making the eeffer has placed its demands
thus high in order that it may be able
tei modify them considerably. and
slill feel lhat it is not negotiating on
too low a basis.    We do not hesitate
to say that its demand for ten representatives in the Council, should annexation take place, is beyond reason.
It would be impossible for the government of this city to gram such a
proportion of the aldermanic body t"
the new district, When we consider
that ward publics play a large part
in ihe municipal government, South
Vancouver with such a strong repre
sintatioii would hold the balance of
penvcr and might employ it without
that regard lo fairness to all districts
which ought tee characterize the action
of the Council.
In whatever financial arrangements
may finally be made, should thc movement for annexation prove successful, sight ought not to be lost of the
conditions which at present prevail
in South Vancouver which would
prevent that section from being of
great assistance for some time to
come in borrowing money for municipal purposes. Fair terms, ever gen.
e i"us terms, sheiuld be offered to
South Vancouver; that, however, is
all that should be asked and all, we
feel convinced, that the general public 'if that district desire.
When the Duke and Duchess of Connaught and party-
visit Vancouver next week, it will be in accordance with
the traditions of the Coast to give them a hearty welcome. It is the first visit of the Duke of Connaught to
the Pacific Coast, cither in the capacity of a member of
the Royal Family or as Governor-General of Canada, and
the people will not be slow to make his memories of his
visit here not only pleasant, but lasting.
Thorcau said of himself that his "greatest skill was to
want but little."
Maxims of Napoleon
"Collective crimes involve nobody."
"Tbe superior man is in nobody's
"Thc Code of health of nations is
not that of thc private individual."
"Men are like figures', they acquire
their value from their position."
"Men are governed more easily
through their vices than through
their virtues."
"Equality exists only in  theory."
"A Parliament is good for obtaining from the people what the King
cannot ask from them."
"The heart of a statesman should
be in his head."
"There are vices and virtues of circumstances."
"To be a successful conqueror you
must be ferocious."
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, E.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed        Drafts       Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Fraser Street Business Lots a specialty.   We have best listings.
Snaps in Building Lots. Lot on 46th Ave., and one on 49th Ave.,
first block west of Fraser St.; cleared; $850.
Lot on 56th Ave., first block west of Fraser St., $650.
Several high, dry cleared Lots, close to Fraser St. and Victoria
Drive, $550. $50 cash, and $10 a month.
4, 5, 6, and 7-ro'om Modern Houses, close to the carline, from
$2,000 up, on cash payment of $150 and up.    Monthly payments.
Modern Houses to rent, $15 to $25.
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of our Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while yov are in any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :  51st Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser eS4.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
Mountain View Fish and Fruit Store
28th Avenue and Main Street
The Pioneer Fish Store of this district, which has an established reputation for sending out fish absolutely fresh and good.
Phones :  Seymour  7056-7818 Offices :   606-607  Bank o( Ottawa  Bldg.
Frogs and Switches, Splice and Angle Bars, Bolts and Nuts, Spikes, Etc.
8 to 801b. (per yard) RAIL8
We have lupplied hundreds of miles ut track in this province (or street railways,
mines and logging camps, etc.
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
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Protect your doors and windows by adding
minimize labor and exertion by using ELECTRIC
Our lines of Screen Doors and Windows, Electric
Irons, Electric Stoves, Coal Oil Stoves and Refrigerators are unsurpassed, at prices that are right.
G. E. McBride & Co.
Corner Sixteenth Avenue and Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 899
Corner 49th Ave. and Fraser Street
South Vancouver Council Submits Its
Annexation Proposal to Vancouver
Full Text of Basis on Which the Municipality Agrees to Become Part
of Greater  Vancouver
Vancouver Must Pay Five Million
Dollars: Taxation to Remain
the Same for Two Years
Eburne Saw Mills  Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, Turnings
and House Finishings
On Friday cveniflg a surprise was sprung upon tlie municipality at a
meeting of Wanl I, held at Collingwood, when Councillor Robinson gave
cut the full detail! of the terms upon which South Vancouver Municipal
Council will content to annexation with the City. The terms asked arc
$5,000,000, with no added taxation, and certain other stringent conditions,
which arc fully set out below.
1. The expenditure eif the sum of $5,000,000 within the present limits
of Seiuth Vancouver during the liscal years of 1913 and 1914, above expenditure to cover approximately the following items :
Park   Sites     $  450.0CM)
Fire  Hall Sites          50,000
Hospital and Site    150,000
Roads      2.IK)U.(M)(>
Sidewalks     200.CMM)
Sewerage    1,500,1)1)1)
Water System    400,000
Contingencies     250,000
Total       $5,01)0,000
2. Representation on the basis of ten to sixteen, namely ten Aldermen
for South Vancouver to present City representation of sixteen Aldermen.
3. Thc continuance of present South Vancouver assessment for a period
of two years, maximum millage not to exceed 15 mills on improved land and
25 mills on wild land, or a proportionate reduction of assessment to meet
increased millage according to Vancouver assessment so as to obviate any
drastic change in taxation for a period of at least two years.
4. Thc Council of thc City of Vancouver to pledge themselves tee use
their best endeavors to secure the following :
(a) Consolidated Tram Franchise.
(b) Uniform rates for electricity, both power and lighting, through
out Greater Vancouver.
(c) Uniform telephone charges throughout Greater Vancouver.
Id)  Increased Postal Delivery.
(Greater   Vancouver   in   this   connection   means   Vancouver   and
South Vancouver combined).
5. The annexation of South Vancouver by thc City will bring within
the limits of the City four and a half miles of waterfrontage on the Fraser
,-_    /���_._, .. __   e ,.    ..    \r...  ,_     i... _
'Ailel land 22i'. mills   fK9.J99.f8
Improved land 12', nulls   327.1K5.3K
Total  $4K6,5K5.16
I tn proved land���
General   $4.25
I.'.an    41,2
Sclleieil       3.63
Wild land
General   $14.25
Loan      4.62
School    3.63
School capital assets as at Dec. 31, 1911   $994,ll��I.Ui
Schee.,1 Loan Bylaw No. 3, 1911.    Unexpended bai   162.922.lK)
Ditto No. 4   113,402.82
Loan Ilylaw 5, 1912. Total $450,000.00 .Expended to July 31 $135,332.52
Balance    $.114,667.48
Number of Schools in use  13
Number of schools under construction 4
.Number of school sites reserved   4
Principals and teachers    105
Taxes outstanding as at Dec. 31, 1911
1900 tee 1909  $   3921 7(1
1910      18,072.23
1911      109,104.72
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Absolutely pure.
One Price���80c per gal,
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When in need of printing, why not put your
'work iu the hands of the printer who can give you
neatness and attractiveness and a general tone of refinement which is to bc found only in high-class
Thc presses of the Greater Vancouver Publishers
Limited produce work which compares with the output
of the best printshops on thc Coast
Bring your printing troubles to thc offices of the
Greater Vancouver Publishers Limited, and let us prescribe for you.   You will bc satisfied.
Wc are prepared to take care of any kind of job
printing at short notice.
Phone Fairmont 1874, or call
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Corner   30th  Avenue   and  Main Street
Collected 1900 te, 1909
'P..  March 29.  1912    $    4125H
1910 Ditto       2.59162
1911 Ditto    16,075.98
From March 30 to August 29, neit yet distributed .  42.X29.75
i,. .        ���   ..,,1^11.        e 111 -       11' >t ie  , ,e, i m i meie ilie. llll-
cment of the North Arm of the Fraser anil the establishment of harbeer
facilities therein.    It is also agreed that the street ends on the river shall
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not be alienated, but used exclusively for public purpose.
cut  of the  present     Municipal    Office    and
6. Thc  continued  employnu..
School Hoard Staffs where possible.
7. The  retention  of  present   teaching staff  of  thc
South    Vancouver
S. The procuring of a joint cemetery for the City and a
cipalitics, and the dosing of present cemetery with the obj
e'n   'Voire .
City and adjoining muni
ect of removal
in 'iiiire
Area, 14.5 square miles
Total acreage. 9.200.
Population, 35,000 (estimated).    Based on installation of water services, 5
persons to family.
Total loan on debenture debt, including 1912 loans   $4,716,881.35
Less two-thirds of $85,000 Point Grey share 1907 Division Act      56.666.66
20 per cent, on total assessment $38,995,285.44  $7,799,057,118
Existing  debt  $4,660,214.69,   less   school  $1.002,644.011   3,657,570.69
Present   borrowing  power    $4,141,486.39
Estimated increase in value eef improvements in two years ..$7,500,000.00
Assessment 1912���
Wild land $  7,084,435.00
Improved land   26,174X10.1)0
Value on improvements        5,736.020.24
Total    $38,995,285.24
Estimated money required for general rate$212,196.20
Ditto Loans   153,657.81
Ditto School    120.731.15
Total  $486,585.16
Position of Wards as to Cleared and Graded Roads; also Sidewalks laid
Ward 1���Approximately half the roads cleared and graded. No lanes
cleared. Sidewalks small peertion laid. Roughly, $180,0110 unexpended t'e
July 31.
Ward II���Engineer's estimate accepted to clear all streets this year.
Approximate cost $22,061. Weerk nearly all done. Two-tMrd sidewalks laid,
Engineer's estimate on lanes $37,000.00. Small peirtieen done-. Amount
$708.05.   Roughly $147,0110 unexpen led July 31.
Ward 111���Approximately all roads cleared and graded, Approximately
one-third lanes cleared and graded. Approximately all sidewalks laid.
Roughly $155,000  unexpended July 31.
Ward IV���Approximately all roads cleared and graded. Approximately
all lanes cleared and graded. Approximately all sidewalks laid Roughly
$179,000 unexpended July 31.
Ward  V���Approximately one-half   the re.a.ls cleared and  graded.    No
lanes cleared and graded.    One-third  sidewalks laid.     Roughly $11)7.1100 unexpended July 31.    No cement sidewalks in the municipality.
Posijjon eif Bylaws���
Road   Ilylaw   Nee. 4, unexpended balance    $    9,668.9.1
Road   Ilylaw   Nee. 6, unexpended  balance       145,727.90
Road   Ilylaw  No. 7, unexpended  balance      575,077.41
Sidewalks  Bylaw, Nee. 4, unexpended       79,333.92
Total unexpended   $k<w.kiik.16
Services   installed, 6268.     Pipe  laid  6in.  and  4in.   I66I4   miles
Ilylaw N.e. 3 1912, $325,000.    Unexpended balance  $181,4ns Ju
Revenue to July 31 $41,555 78
Less tn Vanceeiner City Waterworks     16,985.98
'1'otal  |24,569.80
Maintenance and installing services to July 31    $57.7311 00
i Iffice salaries
Total  $60,530.90
. 927
. 791
Plumbihg Department���
IVrtniis issued al lirst e.f year to July 31   	
Fixtures inspected  	
Septic tank>  	
Cash received if July 31    $1,638.40
I Wiring���
Permits issued January 1 t.i July 31    ],S75
Inspections    210(1
Final  certificates    10,11
Cash  received to July 31    $2.118 37
)3uilding:   From November 1911 to August 30, 1912���
Permits issued   2076
Value    .$2,308,301
Fees tee July 31  $3,095.73
I'asscd by thc South Vancouver Municipal Council  this  fifth day  of
September, 1912,
1 Signed I      J. A. KERR, Reeve
The Original Bad Indian
Hy     Harold     Sands,    in     "Canadian
Explorers in tile wilds of liritish
Columbia have discovered from
whence came thc original bad Indian,
thc "dad" of all the cultus redskins of
the continent, lie lived in the days
when giants roamed the North Pacific Coast, when ravens were white
and when whales, halibut, cod, and
sharks inhabited villages along the
shore and were ruled by chiefs.
In other words, thc original bad Indian was a pre-Noahitc : he dwelt beside the sunset sea ages before the
great ark rested on the summit of
the sacred mountain of the Nitinats
on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
From the mother of a modern chief
comes the story���she who also told
the strange tale of thc Indian who returned from Heaven. This woman
lived for years among the whites of
Victoria, and in place eef the yams of
Old Mother Goose type she would
tell white children tlie ancient legends
handed down by thc aborigines from
generation to generation. She has a
son, a church member, who knows
more books than Moses ever wrote,
and is a veritable st'irehouse of thc
myths of British Columbia.
Of course it was on thc bank of the
mysterious Naas River, where the sal-
mem run, that thc original bad Indian was born.
Moreover, it goes without saying
that the night was wild and stormy,
and terrible lightnings forked in the
sky. This Indian, born to the rattle
nf thunder and thc swish of fierce
winds, first saw the light soon after
the raven, still white, had fat loose
thc   sun,   thc   moons,   and   the   stars.
which until then had been cunningly
concealed in bags in a great feasl
house far up the Naas. Until the
raven untied thc bags, all was darkness.
The bad Indian had royal blood in
his veins, lie was the son ot the
daughter of a Tlingit chief, a hyas
tyce, as thc barbarous Chinook has
it. He was born with the mark of the
devil upon him, having on his head
horns like sharp arrow points. The
Old - Man - Who-Knows-All-Troublcs
sheeok his head over him.
"The boy will come to a bad end.
he declared.
During babyhood and through beiy-
hood the Indian with arrow points on
his head proved the black sheep of
his illustrious family. He was the
kind eef lad who, had he been bom in
these times and of noble English
lineage, would have been sent to the
colonies in order to get rid of him.
Bad though he was, his mother,
like all mothers since time began,
doted on him and lavished love. One
day, when he was about sixteen years
old and she was petting him and
calling him by endearing hafflcs, he
turne.d on her, crying :
"Don't pet mc.    1 am no baby."
When she continued to caress him
he ran the arrow points on his head
into her breast and killed her. Then
he took to the woods and became thc
first outlaw nf the coast, the original
bad Indian. His hand was against
everybody's, and everybody's against
"He is peshak" (bad), thc other
Indians said, and the talc of his crime
went up and down the coast from Bering Sea tn Juan dc Euca Strait. It
can be read tei this day on the totem
poles of the Tlingits by the wise ones.
Members of the chief's family held
a council to decide what should be
done with him. They decided that
thc  ancient   law  of a  life  for  a  life
musl  be- carried out.    To his  eldesl
uncle   "as   given   lhe   task   eif  rielding
the world of the arrow-headed on*
Always it has been easier in decree
what shall bc done to an outlaw than
te, capture him and do it. The original bad Indian proved as cunning anil
murderous as any Robin lloeed. Jack
Shcpparel, or modern train robber. He
annexed a cave in the forest and
killed everybody who approached his
lair. The notches on his spear numbered fifty within three months eif his
mother's death.
Ilis uncle was a wise Indian. He
knew better than to make an inglorious attack em the nephew's stronghold. Instead he leeoked to his own
defences. He made his home intei a
fort and set up bundles of dry straw
shaped as human beings to give the
appearance of a garrison always on
guard. Also he dug a hole in the
mountains as a place of refuge feir
his wife and children, who were instructed to remain in hiding until
notified that thc devil's own had been
Bad Indians always can find friends,
and the original eif the long line was
not without his "tillicuins," who informed him nf the sentence passed
upon him and of thc choice of executioner. The arrow-headed one, after
waiting several nights expecting an
attack, decided to invade his uncle's
house and kill him. The uncle was
sitting behind one of his straw men
in thc rear of thc house when his
nephew broke in. Thc bad Indian
was armed with arrows and spears,
and was attended by an assisting evil
spirit, a bird about the size of a robin.
M'siaking ore of the straw 11 en
for his uncle, the bad Indian hurled
an arrow at the dummy. The older
man. quick to take advantage eif the
outlaw's erreir. hurled his poisoned
spear and badly wounded the murderer, wdio fled.
n   arriving   at   his   cave   in
w Is,   Ihe  bad   Indian   was  1I1 nie
by the spirit. The bird took "in of
him all the poison. While they were-
so engaged the footsteps .if the uncle
were heard. He had followed the
blood tracks.
Sei weakened was the outlaw by
his wound that his courage had
evaporated. When his uncle entered
the cave he made no resistance and
appealed to his relative not to kill
"Spare my life, uncle," he implored,
"and I will make ye.u rich. I have a
big store nf goods. Do not kill me
anil you may have all. Moreover, if
you let me go, I will swear neit to
kill another person."
Ilis uncle, however, was determined
to put him to death, not only because
he had slain his mother, but also for
the reason he had murdered so many
of thc townspeople. For the notches
on his spear the outlaw must pay the
penalty. i'he uncle drove his own
poisoned spear through his nephew's
heart, dragged the bod] outside the
cave, and burned it. Leaving the
ashes, he went to thc hole in the
mountains where his wife and children were hiding and escorted them
back to their town house.
"Be afraid no longer," he said to
the tribesmen on his return, "the bad
Indian with arrow points on his head
is dead."
But the evil that bad Indians do
lives after them. The ashes of the
outlaw were driven everywhere by
thc four winds and became the minute
gnats whose descendants today tnr-
ment people in all parts of America.
"Look at this beautiful castle."
"Don't bnther me.    How can I read
the guide book if you keep pestering
me to look at rocks and castles?" SIX
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By Matthew Goldman
Mrs. Appelbaum was admittedly
ilu- "very Deal looking woman on the
whole East Side freun New York."
Su when, erne beautiful Fourth of July
afternoon, site returned home in tears
from a pleasure trip to Coney Island
minus a husband, her friends and
neighbors immediately rushed to extend their deepest sympathy, not so
much on account of the unfortunate
loss of her spouse as because she was
Mrs. Appelbaum, their reigning
beauty. And the whole world, everywhere and anywhere, paya obeisance
to a handsome female.
barely six months of widowhood
had elapsed before the Venus of the
Ghetto was beset by two ardent
Meyer Mendel Ginsberg, the owner
of the four-storey flat house in which
the fair charmer resided, and Nissen
Kappaport, the fairly prosperous owner of a near-by delicatessen-shop, were
the knights errant who sought to link
their hearts, hopes, and fortunes with
the relict of the ocean-ravished Aschcr
lleing vivacious and optimistic, the
lady graciously permitted thc attention of both swains. It helped to
break the tedium of a somewhat monotonous life in unbecoming black. A
little money left by her husband and
a return to dressmaking sufficed to
keep the wolf at a distance.
Despite protests and objections,
both Lochinvars, in the struggle for
the little widow, lavishly showered
jewelry, diamonds, and other valuable
tokens of admiration upon her. But
notwithstanding the downpour of
gifts, she wisely refrained from encouraging the rivals. Thc amusement
the campaign afforded, rather than
any desire for nuptial bliss, led her
to permit the wooing.
Naturally many of the younger and
even some' of the older Ghetto maidens, as well as many other widows,
widened jealous eyes and sniffed disparagingly at tbe mention of the
much-mooted charms of Mrs. Appel-
hautn. According to thc matrimonial
llradstreet, Mr. Meyer M. Ginsberg
and Mr. Nissen Rappaport wcre gentlemen any marriageable���and near-
marriageable���East Sider would consider a worthy catch.
The courtship continued almost a
mouth before cither suitor popped the
question, And it may bc said to her
credit, despite the fact that Ginsberg
had not called for his monthly rent
and Rappaport had refrained from
sending a bill for a large quantity of
unordered delicacies, that thc jolly
little widow refrained from compromising or binding herself by the
least word of encouragement to either
of the cavaliers.
During one of his customary evening calls Mr. Ginsberg brought a
photograph of himself in a small gold-
plated frame and proudly placed it
upon her mantelpiece.
"Costs four dollars a dozen," he remarked with a pleased smile. "But I
only have a epiarter of a dozen made.
One for myself, one for my rich sister from the South, what lives in
Macons, Georgia, and one for you."
Some twenty-four hours later when
Rappaport noticed the new ornament,
lie made haste to outdo his rival and
presented a much larger framed photograph of himself. Both frames
were of the easel type.
On the following evening when
Ginsberg called and beheld his portrait in the centre of the mantelpiece
facing his sworn enemy he pulled a
very long, ugly countenance.
For a time he said nothing, but
stood gazing contemptuously at the
picture of Rappaport, who smiled up
dignified and majestic at him.
"That's a line mug," he at last
vouchsafed with a disdainful sniff.
"Kit for the rogues' gallery. Looks
just like a regular monkey what 1
see chained up in a cage in Centrals
I'ark."   And he sniffed once more.
"Oh, I beg your pardons, Mrs. Appelbaum, it was an accidents, believe
me," he cried out the next moment as
his elbow carelessly brushed the Rappaport photograph to the floor.
Chuckling inwardly, he stooped and,
with unsympathetic lingers replaced
the dented frame upon the extreme
edge of the mantel.
The widow smiled, bul said nothing.
On the next evening Mr. Rappaport, arrayed in a new suit and a very
bright-flowered purple necktie, made
his usual call upon his adored one.
He had hardly finished his "Good
evening, Mrs. Appelbaum, I hope you
are feeling extra well tonight," when
with a shock he espied his battered
portrait staring into the features of
his rival.
"Ah, so Ginsberg make you a present from bis homely mug?" he broke
out with biting irony. "Do me a
favor, Mrs. Appelbaum, and give him
a look in the face. By golly, just like
a jimpansy what I know that lives up
in an iron cage in Centrals Tark." He
took a good look at bis rival's photo.
"Believe me, they look so much alike,
you would think they was father and
Again the little plump widow
smiled, but remained silent.
"It's a nice face," pursued thc delicatessen merchant, seemingly interested in his rival's physiognomy, "except for what happened to it. But I
suppose it growed like that. But you
can believe me, Mrs. Appelbaum, if
I owned such a mug like his, I would
quick send a couple of dollars and
hire a big professor to fix it up in the
right condition. But I suppose it ain't
Ginsberg's fault," he added, with a
pitying shrug of his shoulders. "Maybe
you don't know it, that his uncle on
his father's side once got a medal
from Mr. Buffaloes Bill for winning
thc prize from thc homeliest face in
the world. So you see, it's right inside
thc family." He drew a long, deep
breath. "And bis mother���well, I
don't like to say nothings about ladies,
you know me for that, Mrs. Appelbaum"���he beamed radiantly upon the
little widow���"she got two medals,
one a solid gold one and one a silver
one, when Ginsberg was first born,
because the greatest    doctors    come
from all over the world to look at
him, because they didn't at lirst think
he was a regular union being. But
after a while, when they looked good,
they seen he was a regular person
after all. although iu the beginning
it was a very hard job."
Somehow at this juncture, while
toying with Ginsberg's picture, it
slipped from his lingers and crashed
upon the floor.
"1 begs your pardon. Believe mc,
it was an accidental," he exclaimed
apologetically, reluctantly restoring
the shattered frame and photograph.
"You see," he went on, nodding
solemnly, "everything about him is unlucky. A decent person can't even
hold his homely mug in the hand
without it falls down and breaks on
the floor. It ain't so much 1 care for
his four-for-a-dollar pictures, but it's
your nice clean floor 1 don't want to
Again the amused widow smiled.
Rappaport might have continued his
eulogy if a knock at the door had not
interrupted him.
The next moment Mr. Meyer Mendel Ginsberg entered.
Simultaneously both suitors grimaced at each other in silent contempt
and deadly hate. It was a momentous meeting. And fate ordained that,
as they seated themselves, the damaged photo of Ginsberg should smile
down stem-faced upon Rappaport,
while the battered features of thc
delicatessen merchant stared at Ginsberg. One glance at his own shatter,
ed likeness made thc property owner
grunt understandingly.
"It's a nice weather outside this
evening," remarked the widow tactfully.
"You wouldn't like maybe to go for
a walk?" quickly asked Mr. Ginsberg,
glancing at his rival out of a comer
of his eye.
"I thank you very much, Mr. Ginsberg," returned the enchantress affably, "but not just now."
"Maybe you would like to go with
mc, then?" inquired the delicatessen
merchant, drawing himself up proud-
"I'm very sorry I got to refuse you,
too, Mr. Rappaport," replied the
charming lady, with a gracious smile.
"My rheumatisms bothers me much
to night.    Some other night, maybe."
"If you will only wait just a little
while, my dear Mrs. Appelbaum,"
broke out Ginsberg, reaching for his
hat, "I will run quick and hire a carriage. Zippert's just got some news
one in."
Riding in an automobile is the very
best thing for the rheumatisms,"
hastily cut in Rappaport before the
widow bad a chance to accept his
rival's invitation. "Every doctor will
tell you that. So if you will give me
the great honor, I will hurry up and
bring one for you."
"By cheese and crackers!" burst
out Ginsberg, his eyes flashing upon
his competitor. "You will not beat me
out���not so long as I'm alive. I will
hire a taxicab, which is the dearest and
high-toniest thing for any one to ride
"Gentlemen, I'm much obliged to
both of you," broke in thc little
widow.    "Don't fight I"
"Fight?" ejaculated Ginsberg, sniffing disdainfully. "If I wouldn't have
respect for myself, I'd light him with
"Sure, that's just like you," snickered Rappaport. "Only crazy cowboys light like Indians, I ain't I'm a
boys light like Indians with them. If
gentleman." He straightened up with
dignity as be basiled a smile upon tin-
fair one.
"Maybe you are," sneered Ginsberg,
"but no one ever noticed it. Give
yourself a look in the face. That's
enough, plenty."
"But I will tell you something,
imitation landlord," snapped the irate
Rappaport. "If yem are looking for
troubles, start. Commence. I can
give you all you wants, and maybe
more besides."
"I'm scared from you, yet?" queried
Ginsberg, his nose going up in disdain. "A dozen second-hand delicates-
seners like yem couldn't frighten mc
one inch. You couldn't make afraid
a  little pussy-kitten,"
"Is that so?" flashed up Rappaport
bitingly. "But your mug would scare
a bulldog to have thc measles."
"Not another word," warned Gins
berg, waving a threatening finger and
drawing a trifle closer. "If you are
in thc market for a good licking commence, 1 tell you, and you will get
plenty, enough for your whole rotten
Enjoying the verbal warfare, the
widow permitted its continuance without Interference. It afforded her entertainment and varied the monotony of
an otherwise dull evening.
"Maybe you would like to make
with a fight?" demanded Rappaport,
doubling a puny fist. "If so, I'm
ready for you any time. You think
because you own a second-hand
tenement house, that the Board of
Health send you notices all the time
about, that you arc somebody? Well,
if you  think  so���you're a  liar!"
Ginsberg jerked back, startled.
"Once more you call mc by that
name, you bummer," he hissed, boiling with rage and sticking a wavering
finger close underneath the other's
nose, "and you get quick such a
punch on your ugly snoot that the
blood will run for a month."
"Just you try," retorted Rappaport, doubling up both his small fists,
"and see what you get right aw
quick from me for a present. If I
give you but one smash, Rothschild,
the undertaker, quick gets a job."
"Mayne to bury you," sniffed Ginsberg.
"No, you,���you," smirked Rappaport, poking his face nastily forward.
"And then he will want his money
cash in advance. Vic don't trust
peoples that never pay their bills,
except when they get lawyer's letters
"Is that so?" snarled the property
owner fuming.
"Yes, that is so."
"Well, yuu are such a strong feller,
why don't you make a commencement? But remember one think, skin-
weight and water-putter iu the milk,
don't begin nothing that you can't
"To tell you the honest truth, Mr.
Meyer Ginslierg," said Mr. Rappaport,
hedging a trifle, "I'm very particluar
aboul inv hands; anil wouldn't want
to disgrace them by pushing them
in your bambooil  face."
"And if there, wasn't a real lady
present," flung back his rival, his
head moving determinedly, "1 would
make from you something that no
living person could tell whal it is.
believing matters had now
progressed far enough, the cause of
the exchange of compliment! was
aboul to attempt pacification, lint
she was saved tbe labor. Her brother,
Issy Friedman, an up-to-date clothing drummer, dropped in just then
and gathered the latter part of the
courteous  dialogue.
"Say," he interrupted, winking to
his sister, "what's the use of you two
guys standing around her shooting
off sei much chin music? Why don't
you go out in some lot and fight it
out with your fists instead of your
tongues? If you don't want to scrap,
then go out and hire a hall. The both
of youse make mc weary."
"I'm not afraid from such a sickly-
looking thing like that," quickly fired
up Ginsberg, sniffing contemptuously
in the direction of Rappaport.
"If I make but one good sneeze I
knock you down dead," flung back
his rival, turning up his nose disdainfully.
"Now cut out all your mouth bets
and can the talk," broke in thc clothing drummer. "I got the right idea
how to settle everything. The both
of youse to fight it out like men,
either with bare fists or gloves, and
I'll do youse a favor by arranging to
have the bout pulled off at the club
I belong to. And the loser of the fight
not to show up around here any more.
That's a fair break. What do you
thing of the idea, Dora?"
"1 think it will be just lovely and
grand," came the smiling response.
"That's the regular way it was in the
olden times, when the knights used
to fight for their lady-loves. Only
yesterday I was reading a book telling
what nice brave things lovers used to
do for their sweethearts���even kill
themselves sometimes."
Thc   two   knights   errant   blanched.
"Well, what do you sports say
about scrapping for you're lady-love?"
questioned the drummer. "Is it a go?"
Messrs. Ginsoerg and Rappaport
glared at each other, but made no
"Come on, now my brave buckoes,"
urged the militant Issy. "You're not
backing out arc youse? If you do, you
lose your pull with my sister, and it's
all over with you."
Ginsberg, the landlord, spoke up
"Maybe if I give him a good clubbing," he ventured, playing for time,
"and smash a couple of Ilis skinny
ribs, he'll sue me for damages."
"What will I get?" snickered the
delicatessen merchant, grinning knowingly. He picked up a little courage,
'but don't worry, Mr. Ginsberg," lie
added. "When 1 get through with you,
there will be no one to sue. What
can you take off a dead man?"
"So then it's settled that you fight
it out," quickly cut in Issy. "Just
leave everything to me and I'll make
all the necessary arrangements without costing you a single cent. Except"
���he paused solemnly���"should there
be any funeral expenses, then the one
that does the killing must pay thc
dead  man's  expenses.  That's  fair."
Simultaneously both warriors'
hearts pounded heavily, and their faces
blanched in trepidation.
"Furthermore, dei you know that to
put up a good bout ought to go into
regular training?"
"What is that, training?" nervously
queried Rappaport iu a weak voice.
"You go into training, say, for aboul
a week or so," explained the sporty
one, "to get your muscles hard, In
get in first-class condition se> as to be
able lo pul it all over your friend
"Then I make training business
away," instantly responded Rappaport,
figuring on the week's respite before
the actual clash.
"And go along, too," quickly added
his rival, "and if necessary, 1 will
take for six month's training."
"Of course," went on the master
of-cercmonies, wrinkling his brow
solemnly, "youse'll have to have a
regular training to learn you how In
box and put yuu in condition, which
will cost you a couple of dollars."
"I don't care what it costs," heroically spoke up Ginsberg. "Money is
no objection to me." lie drew himself
up proudly.
"Whatever thc expensiblcs is,"
flashed Rappaport. instantly, sending
his eyes toward the fair charmer, "I
am ready to pay for, and in cash, in
advance, at once���no trustings. All
my bills is paid with discount before
the poor working peoples have tn run
their feets off after me." He shot a
knowing look at his hated rival.
So Friedman arranged all the necessary details for thc combat between
Meyer Mendel Ginsberg, short and
Stout, and Nissen Rappaport, tall and
thin, gallant and chivalrous knights
On alternate afternoons they visited
the rooms of thc Bowery Athletic
Club where, under thc tutelage of
Mr. "Kid" Clancy, who despite his
Hibernian patronymic, was of their
race, they were initiated into some of
the elementary mysteries of the fistic
Terminal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Howe Sound Route
Calling   at
C   N.   Cannery
n:15  a.   m.Fisherman's Hay
Mritauuia  Mines
Mill Creek
9:15  a.  m. G.   N.  Cannery
and      Sherman's lt;iy
2 p.  m. Howeti   Island
/���in  .     m Caulfeilds
O.30  !�����  "Mloweii   Inland
10:30 a. m.
amj          ilowrn   Island
6:30 p. m.   aiul Way Kolnti
Fvery   d;
6:30 p, m.
y   except   Tuesday   and   Friday   a
for  llowen  Island and way point
Calling  at
llowen Island
Anvil   Island
at 'J;15 a. m.Brit()nnia  Min(?s
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for the lami
points, arriving In Vancouver at 7:15 p. in
Sailings   subject   to  change   without   notice.
Steamers leave from
Evans, Coleman & Evans Wharf
Thone Sey. 2988.
North Arm Steamship
Company Limited
Meals and Afternoon Tea Served
on Board
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The large, comfortable stern-wheel steamer
refitted entirely for this run will make a
DAILY TRIP to TIIF NORTH ARM, Burrard Inlet on week days (except Saturdays)
at 9.15 a.m., Saturdays, at 2.30 p.m.; Sundays, at 10.30 a.m., calling at Roslyn Park,
Lake Buntr.en and Indian River I'ark, arriving back in Vancouver at about 6.30 p.m.
Steamers sail from Ferry laud���Foot of
Main Street.
Splendid bungalow, on beautiful lot,
close to Main Street. $5(1 rash
secures.    Llalance very easy.
W. D. Grimmett
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Needless to say, much amusement
was caused by the rawest of recruits
that ever donned boxing-gloves. At
the end of thc week Mr. Ginsberg and
Mr. Rappaport were each about
twenty dollars poorer financially.
Borrowings by straitened fistic champions, all eager to assist in the good
cause of the property owner on one
day and of the delicatessen merchant
on the other, helped the deficit.
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has a  lot to do with  tin
appearance of your home
an  attractive
We   carry
stock of
Interior Finish, etc., from
which to make your sclec
We arc making an extra
discount of Twenty per
cent, during this week.
Come and sec us
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone :  Fair.  1659
Patronize the
Province Renovatory
South Vancouver's Pioneer
Diy-Oeaning and Dyeing Worki
Work onJ Prices Right
4136 Main St.       Cor. of 25th Aven"
"Well, Major, I notice that you're
runnin' for office again?"
"No, sir: it's the same old run. I
got started years ago and I can't stop
myself." ATURDAV, SEPTEMBER 14. 1912
Real Estate Agents
yy hen you're out to speculate,
U   otiscs, Lots, and Real Estate,
If   eep   your   weather   eye   on
���*   KENT:
��   ase   expense,  STOP   paying
ft   ow's the time to choose your
"|" rade with us��� our terms are
g, our Poultry Ranches, too���
C urely they look good to you!
Q  pportunity is knocking,
ft  ot to heed is simply shocking.
Nice 4-room house with furnace, plumbing, electric light,
leaded light windows and painted. Complete $215(1, $100 cash,
balance $25 a month.
If you are looking for acreage we have some of the
choicest. 5-acrc lots in Langley,
close to car, on easy terms. It
will pay you to enquire about
A limited number of lots, $500
each, on our Bridge Street property. Will pay you to drop into
our River Road office and buy
one of these.
Phone: Collingwood 18.       P. O. Box 2, Collingwood
Branch Office : River Road and Ash Street, Eburne
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
No. 1  Road and Grant (Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash
payment. These lots are cleared, and some have been
resold at nearly double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double cprner on Westminster Road, near Park Avenue.
Cleared. Splendid Business Site. Away below market
The widening and paving of Westminster Road are now
an assured fact, and prices will soon be on the jump. Get
in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Phone :  Collingwood 13R
Screen  Doors and  Windows
Add to the comfort of your home and save doctors' bills by equipping your house with screen doors and windows. Our stock is large,
and prices right.
Furnish your kitchen from a large shipment of cooking utensils
which have just been received.
Formerly Manitoba
Hardware Co.
Wc have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors eif the
nest   quality and at tlu shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
Wc have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
"f Sashes and Doors.
It will bc worth your while to get our prices before placing your
'irder.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors,  Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
Tokio Steam, Dry Cleaning
and Dye Works
Ladies' Suits pressed  .... 50c and up
Gents' Suits pressed    50c *
Suits cleaned and pressed 75c      "
Skirts pressed    35c      '*
Agency Japanese Laundry
Skirts cleaned and pressed    50c and up
Pants pressed        15c      "
Pants cleaned and pressed    25c      "
Monthly contract for pressing: $2.00
First-claas work guaranteed
Pioneer Transfer Co.
Collingwood Notes
School Board Decides to Call for
Tenders for New Structure
At a meeting nf the South Vancuuver School Board, held on Monday
nighi. tin- chairman, Mr. C. M.
whelpton, presiding, it was decided
tee advertise der tenders fur the erection "f a two room frame ichool mi
the    West    Collingwood    siele   nf      tile
municipality,   lenders   tn   be     ill     by
Tuesday, September 24.
Mr. A. Graham, the municipal inspector nf sih'e'ils, in the course eif a
repeeri   upon   iln-   schools   mentioned
that the attendance was growing
rapidly. The Carleton School rc-
quested another teacher. At the Te
cumseh School the reee.ms were full
and feitir re.emis crowded, bul he did
not recommend an additional teacher
just at present, At the Van Ilejrtu-
Scheinl the- principal wanted an ad-
ditieenal teacher. . The McBride
School was full.
Questioned as to which type of
desk Ile favored asking tenders for,
Mr. Graham gave his opinion in favor
eif the adjustable, anil it was decided
to advertise for tenders for desks feir
the four new schools. Upon the recommendation of the inspector it was
decided to write the Superintendent
eef Education at Victoria asking him
to grant a day's holiday in the schools
on September 19, the date of the royal
visit. Arising out nf some discussion
about lire protection! Mr. Graham ex.
pressed the opinion that the janitor nf
each school was the best lire protection.
Arising nut ot the payment of an
account sent in by a doctor for administering an anesthetic in school
cases in which the school doctor hail
operated, Dr. Hunter, medical officer
for the schools, remarked that it
would not do to let it get abroad that
they were establishing a free clinic
for tonsil cases in South Vancouver
or they would have lots of applications
from people who could afford to pay.
He only operated upon those charity
cases where the parents were too
poor to pay.
*      ��       e��
The grading of Euclid Avenue is
Hearing completion. Euclid Avenue
will now take its place as one of the
best mads in the district.
\\<erk    een   the   new   hems,.-     bi-ing
erected hy Mr. A. Ormsdcn on Fairmont Streel by the firm of Parker &
Allen   I-   Hearing  completion
��    ���    ���
Residents e,f tin- Kilmarnock Ke.nei
are endeavoring t'e have a number of
electric lights strung along that peaei
Tlie-re- an- now nee lights eeii thai
street Residents of School Road are
alio agitating along  the  same  line.
* ���    ���
There- is continued activity in build
ing  i-in 11--  in   tin-   Collingwood  district.      \'e-w   structures   an-   still   the!
eerile-r of lhe- day     In  the compilation
��� ef building permits for the municipality iln- Collingwood district takes
a prominent place.
* *   ��
While working with a wood-cutting
machine  on  Tuesday  afternoon  last
Mr.   Thos.   II.   Robertson,   ceemer   of
School   Koad  and   Kilmarnock   Road,
met with a serious accident    While
passing   the   machine   Mr.   Robertson
slipped   and   fell,   and   bis   left   hand
was drawn against the revolving saw i
by  a   torn   gle,ve.     The   back   of   his j
hand  was badly  gashed by the steel, j
His wound  was dressed by  Dr.  I'ul
ler.     Mr.   Robertson   is   now   in   the
General   Hospital.
* *   ��
Three miles of block paving along
the Westminster Road is being asked
for by the ratepayers of that road.
They will lay the matter before the
Board of Works at their next meeting on September 18. This was the
decision reached at a meeting of the
Westminster Road Improvement As-
sociatlon in Carleton Hall on Tuesday night.
Councillor Spencer Robinson explained some very difficult points, and
advised them what course to pursue in
regard to obtaining a larger grant
frtim the municipality than that first
Altogether, the work will cost in
the neighborhood of a quarter of a
million dollars, and it is proposed to
raise this amount on the local improvement plan and have the work
started immediately. Seventy thousand dollars of the expense will be
borne by the Provincial Government,
and the Council will be asked to give
the $96,000 unsold bonds which they
hold as the municipality's portion,
leaving the balance to be raised by the
ratepayers on twenty-five-year debentures.
A large body of iron ore has been
located recently in Pennsylvania, and
it is said to be one of the largest
bodies ever  discovered  iu   the  world.
Yet the news has created very little
excitement. The reason is that iron
is the most abundant mineral in existence. The stains from it give coloring to nearly all rocks and soils. The
reds, browns, and yellows are generally caused by iron. Iron is found
in rocks of all ages, i here is so much
of it that, at many points, surveyors:
cannot use a compass and be accurate,
for the needle is deflected by the attraction of lhe metal. To express the
importance of iron in ligures that will
stand out distinctly and suggestively,
the iron ore and raw metal of the
L'nited Slates amount to nearly ten
per cent, eif the total freight traffic of
the country.
Notwithstanding all this, and despite thc vast quantity eef iron in the
weirbl, very little iron ore is suitable
for manufacture into metal, and. if it
is, it is without commercial value.
There are hundreds of varieties of
iron altogether, and of them all only
Iwo kinds that may be converted into
metal. Of these two kinds, moreover, only a small proportion is available for use. because nf the presence
of certain ingredients. These an- the
Seeres known by the names eef hematite
land magnetite, the latter being 30
'called f.er tin- reason thai il is ai
j traded by  the mavine-t.
If these ores contain more than a
minute proportion of phosphorus
they musl In- ivice-te-il. feer the reason
thai more than that amount makes
the ineii too brittle for use. li there
is more than two per cent, eef silica
;ii is valueless, [or then iln- resulting
metal is teen fragile, If there is more
than three per cent, "f sulphur, the
ore- is Impossible leer use. Thai is
just enough I" make- tlii- pren-<��� .if
1 eduction to metal t > i< ��� expensive,
Three per cent, of sulphur i- sufficient
l.e slrikc lire w lieu a pick Comes in
contact wilh it Tln-n little particles
go burning and hissing through the
air.   and   Ihe-ri-   is   a   distinct   odor   "I j
burning sulphur
Steel   men  are-  pestered   continually j
by owners of iron properties that, upon examination, turn out to be worthless.    It is difficult to explain to these
owners how the presence of certain
ingredients in iron eere makes the process of eliminating them cost more
than the price at which ,-i ton of the
best iron can be sold in the open
Phone: Collingwood 32
The Shadow on the Eiffel Tower
Professor  Chaveau,  of  Paris,    has
given to the Academy of Sciences an
account  of  a  curious    phenomenon
which has been under his observation
las well as under ihe observation of
meteorologists) for some time. Approximately at midday he saw one
day on Eiffel Tower a shadow which
projected itself nearly horizontally
freim north tei south. The part which
he designated as "the head" of this
shadow was at lirst directed toward
the tower, then it touched it in such
manner that the outline was a kind
of rectangle. Seen from another
point, the shadow seemed to be tipped on end and to follow the length
of the tower, producing the illusion
of a second tower inverted. Scientists
have classed this phenomenon with
the well-known apparition designated
as "the Spectre of the Rrocken."
The South Vancouver Citizens' band
gave another band concert on Monday night at Twenty-fifth Avenue and
Main  Street.
(Continued from Page 6)
Iu compensation therefor each love
sick swain possessed as many aches
and bruises as did Don Quixote after
his attack upon the windmills. So
muscle-sore and full of pains were
they that it was agony for them to
move about or give attention to their
various affairs. Yet they still continued their regular calls upon the
widow, each in turn boasting mightly
eef his newly acquired fistic skill.
Heath, and death only, with but erne
single punch, seemed to be the inevitable fate for the other. Incidentally, a
few more presents came to the fair
On Ihe evening before the combat both knights errant chanced to
meet outside the home of the widowed Venus eif the Ghetto. It was their
first encounter since their argument.
Mr. Ginsberg sported a fine black eye,
and so did Mr. Rappaport.
Ginsberg's was won by pushing his
face upon the moving glove of the
boxing instructor, Rappaport's had
been the result of being tempted to
put on the glnves wilh a very thin
youngster, who impressed him is an
easy and suitable subject tee experiment em. Unknown to him. Ins small
antagonist answered to ilu- name of
"Peach" Rnss, a comer in the bantam
The   cavaliers   faced    each    other
"Tomorrow nighl will be tin- finish
from you." broke oul Rappaport
mockingly, assuming a bold front.   "I
got from ye HI a knockout blow, s.e you
better make- .ml your will anel paj up
everybody veer, owe, before it's too
late '
"I suppose you ordered iln- itone
.-ilrcaih what you wanl pul ovei your
grave?" retorted Ginsberg "You
belter tell im- whal kind of flowers
you like the- besl. -,, 1 know what to
Their glances clashed harmlessly,
and with iieeses upturned, they ascended to the Ileum- eef tlu widow, kappa
inert in advance,
"Clinic in." invited the well-known
llnth courtiers stretched fen- the
door-knob. Ginsberg got there first
hut the moment he opened lhe doe.r
he fell back helpless against his rival.
"Aschcrl Aseher Appelbaum!" he
gasped. His eyes were fixed upon a
bronze-faced man whose arms endearingly encircled Ihe plump form
of thc little widow, sitting upon his
"It���it ain't a ghosts, is it3 choked
Rappaport, the perspiration starting
from Ilis  face.
"You didn't heard, no? asked their
adored one. "Aseher. my beloved
husband, he comes back. He was not
real drowned. He only gets knocked
out by the ocean, and a steamer from
tramps picks him up. and take him by
South American sick, and when he
gets better he now conies home.
Ain't it a  tine pleasure for me?"
"Then you won't marry me?" impulsively slipped from the lips of Ginsberg.
"Sure not." she smiled hack; "I
got a husband now."
"I'm much obliged to hear il," came
the feeble response.
"Me, too," echoed the delicatessen
Both courtiers took one more wistful glance within, swallowed heavily,
and closed the door behind .themselves.
'"1 he only way I can get satisfaction
and revenge," communed the proper-
It contains the choicest  Residential  and  Business
Property on the Peninsula
I- tin- heart nf tliiv thriving Municipality. We have
been established lien- since 1905, and invite correspondence regarding investments, Wc can place
money mi lir>t mortgage at X per cent., and transact
all financial business.
Royal  Hank of Canada.  Vancouver,  I!   C
Bank 'ef Vancouver, Collingwood, B C.
Financial and Estate Agents
317   Tender' St.   VV ,   Vancouver.   B. C
Fire,  Insurance and L<��ans
Collingwood East. B. C.
Powe's  Furnishing  Store
On account of limited space, we are sacrificing our present
lines of boots, shoes, hats, and caps
To make room for a large line of new goods soon to arrive.
J. Shaw
E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
All Kinds of Building Material
Dealers in Lumber, Brick, Sand, Lime, Gravel, Taeoma Plaster,
Satin Spar, Etc.
Wc have the latest machinery for the manufacture of doors and
sashes.    W'e make them any size and any style to suit purchaser.
Our aim is to please every patron, and our work is of the best.
We are prepared to do work at the shortest notice.    Let us give you.
an estimate.   Our prices arc right.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Large  Lots at  Central  Park, close  to School  and  Station.    Lot
"0x165.    Trice ?670;  one-fifth  cash, balance  over   three years.
The cheapest buys in this district for Houses, Lots, and Acreage.
Come iu and see our list.
Before having your House Wired p;et in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central  Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
Beaver Lands Ltd.
Successors to the Collingwood Land Company
Real Estate and Insurance
Head Office
505 Richards St.
Collingwood East
2653 4th Ave. W., Kitsilano
W. C. McKim
A. Hamilton
Phone : Fairmont 801
G. Hopkins
South Vancouver Specialists
City Heights P. O.
ty owner aloud, "is to raise her the
rent. Oi, oi, all the money 1 spend
on her for presents!"
"Ginsberg," unexpectedly broke out
Rappaport, extending his hand in
friendliness as they reached the street,
"believe me, I ain't mad with you no
more, but let me tell you something
���something that comes right out
from the heart When I think of all
the good dollars I waste on her. I'm
one jackass!"
"Don't be so proud," flashed back
his compatriot, grimacing painfully,
gazing at Rappaport's damaged eye
and feeling of his own lovingly. "I'm
a worser one than you."
Plan Your Eastern Excursion
Canadian Pacific Railway
Special low  Round-trip Tickets on sale to all points East on
various dates during thc Summer months.
For a most delightful trip during the warm weather take a trip
on the new fast
SS. Princess Patricia
Now making two trips daily between Vancouver and Nanaimo.
For rates, reservations, and further information apply to :
C. MILLARD, Depot Ticket Agent, Vancouver.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. G. Smith. C. P. & T. A. W. E. Duperow, G. A. P. D
Phone :  Sey.  7100 527  Granville Street
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We carry everything in the Liquor Line
No order too small, and none too large for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every Friday morning at 9 a.m.
The Beer Without a Peer
Phone :   Fairmont 429
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumbers' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
Watch this space from week to week
11. Pughe is offering buys in
Suits & Gents' Furnishings
Which will bear the closest investigation
4134 Main Street, near City Heights P. O.
Cedar Cottage Sales Stable
David McMillan - ��� Proprietor
Gladstone Hotel
Vancouver Brokerage Ltd.
Fifth Floor Holden Building, Vancouver B. C.
Phones :  Seymour 4245 and 9167
Homes built to suit purchasers, on easy terms
The birthday of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Westminster Church was
celebrated in a novel way by a "cradle
party." Each lady present was expected to contribute one cent for
each year she had lived. The hall
was crowded.
As a consequence of the recent
holding-up of their branch at Cedar
Cottage, the management of the Bank
of Hamilton have decided to close
the bank at one o'clock on Saturdays, and not to reopen till Monday
"Well, Major, I notice that you're
runnin'  l'eer  eiflfice again?"
"No, sir; it's the same old run. 1
got started years ago and I can't
stop myself."
* *    *
Uix : 1 always go by the motto,
"If you'd have a thing done well, do
it yourself."
Uix : Yes, but suppose you want
a haircut?
��    *    *
Mrs. McTaggart : Hoots! Dinna
fash yersel', McTaggart! 'Twas a bad
shillin'  I  gave  him!
The McTaggart : A bad shillin'!
Ma conscience ��� sic ��� extravigence!
Wuman, had yc no bad saxpence?
* *   *
"Have you purchased your new car
yet, Mrs. Noorich?" asked the visitor.
"No, Mr. Smithcrs, I ain't. I can't
make up my mind whether to get a
gasolene car or a limousine car. Maybe you can tell mc���does limousine
smell as bad as gasolene?" inquired
the lady.
��    .    ��
"Dttrkins may be a great author,"
said Wattles, "but conversationally
he is the limit. I've met him eight
times now, and I've never been able
to get a word out of him."
"Offer him fifty dollars a thousand," said Criticus, "and he'll loosen
* *   *
"Oh Marie," said Peterby, feverishly, as he fell to his knees, and the
light of the lamp shone fiercely on
top of his bald head, "why won't you
say 'yes'?   You know I'd die for you."
"Oh, don't, Mr. Peterby!" cried
Marie, wringing her hands; "please
don't! Why, if you dyed for me you'd'
look like an Easter egg!"
* *    *
"Why, hullo, Jorkins," said Dub-
bleigrh, meeting his friend at the ball-
game. "What are you doing here?
I thought this was your wedding-day?"
"Geerusalem!" cried Jorkins, "so it
is! Heave s, Bill, get a taxi for me
right off, will you? I got so excited
over this Tories that I forgot."
* *   *
Two little sisters, who were taken
to see "Othello," were much impressed by thc death scene. "I wonder if they kill a lady every night?"
said Lucy.
"Why,  of course  not,  Lucy."  said
her sister;    they just pretend to.    It
would be altogether too expensive to
really kill a lady every night."
��   ���   ���
"How are you spending your vacation?"
"In an ideal way. I'm pleased
nearly all  the  time."
"That is rare. What is your
"I spend two days in the country,
then I'm glad to get back to the city.
I spend two days in the city, then I'm
glad to get back to thc country. It's
a great scheme."
* *    *
"Here," began a woman known to
a writer in the "Canadian Courier,"
here's an article in the evening paper
on 'Women's Work for the Feebleminded.' "
Her husband grunted���being in a
reactionary mood. "I'd like to know,"
he said, "what women have ever done
for thc feeble-minded?"
"They usually marrv them, dear,"
replied his wife, sweetly.
* *    *
"This car," said the demonstrator,
"is almost human. Perhaps you have
noticed "
"Yes, I have," said Bulks, dryly. "It
reminds me of several men I know���
been smoking ever since wc left the
garage, and the last hill we climbed
it puffed like a porpoise. Haven't you
something that is less human and
more generally satisfactory?"
��    ��    ��
"Say. Pop," said little Bobbie Wil-
kins, "I'll give you five cents for that
two-dollar collar-box I gave you for
Christmas last year."
"Oh, I don't know, my boy." said
Mr. Wilkins "What do you want it
"Why," said Bobbie, "you seemed to
like it so much I thought I'd give it
to you- again next Christmas, and
save a dollar ninety-live besides."
* *   ��   ���
An Ass, iu his wanderings, one day
found a lion's skin.    He put it on and
ranged the forest, lording it eiver the
rest eel' the animal kingdom.   One day
the  Pox, who was the editor of  the |
"Forest   News,"   and   who   suspected j
that  this  leonine  newcomer  was  not;
all he pretended  to be, went to him I
and asked for an interview upon  thc !
business situation.    Although the Ass
knew   nothing  about   the  matter,   he
gave a rambling talk, and, when  the
other  animals  read   it  in   the   paper,
they saw at once that he was indeed
an Ass.
* *   *
"I fine yc fifteen dollars fer goin'
too fast, and fifteen more for operatin'
without a licence," said thc justice of
thc peace, stroking his chin-whisker
"Operating without a licence?"
echoed Slithers. "Why, confound it
all, I've got a licence-tag right there
on the rear end of my car."
"I don't mean a motor-licence,"
said thc justice. "I mean a dog-
licence. Fellers that come snappin'
and growlin' around her the way ye've
been doin' fer the last two hours has
gotta pay fer the priv'lidge."
* *    *
This story comes from Australia,
where all conversation turns eventually to matters educational, because
every parent is painfully anxious that
his sons shall pass the standard which
will free them from certain years of
military service. A visitor was conversing with his host's small son and
opened, as a matter of course, with
the words, "Do you go to school
"And what do you learn? Reading,
writing,  sums?"
"Oh, yes; and I learn religion, too."
"Yes; I learn thc little religion,
which teaches that we all come from
Adsni. But my elder brother is in a
higher class; he learns the big religion,
and that teaches that we all came from
*   ���   *
The Hon. Champ Clark was much
edified te> overbear the following colloquy on a railway train on one occasion when he was on his way to
open  a political  campaign :
"Time was," observed one passenger, "when we had our county so well
in hand that we could elect a brindlc
pup to any office we chose to nominate him for."
"And yem can't do it now?" asked a
second passenger.
"I should say not. The other fellows have beaten us horribly in the
last twee elections.
"To what do .you attribute the
"My friend," said the first passenger convincingly, "I have about reached the conclusion that the reason is
because when wc had the power we
elected toe) many brindle pups."
ele       *      *
To bring about the victory of good
over evil has been assumed to be the
especial aim of saints and sages; but
savages, it seems, may sometimes be
militant in the same cause. In his
recent book, "The White Waterfall,"
Mr. James Francis Dwyer relates the
story of a missionary who preached
to a tribe of blacks in northern
Queensland, and told them in simple
language of Adam and Eve and their
expulsion  from  the Garden  of  Eden.
The episode of thc serpent much
excited the converts, and when the
missionary arrived at the blacks'
camp on the following day, the natives had collected half a hundred or
more snakes, which they brought out
for the good man's inspection.
"But why do you want me to examine them?" asked thc parson, puzzled.
The chief of the tribe winked knowingly.
"You tell 'em if old snake here that
mak 'em plenty trouble, Mr. Adam,"
he said, grinning. "We think 'em you
find dat old feller with this lot."
*        *       ef
Judge Meuris, a celebrated Irish advocate, was once obliged to hear a
case at Coleraine, in which damages
were claimed from a veterinary surgeon for having poisoned a valuable
horse. The issue depended upon
whether a certain number of grains
eef a particular drug could be safely
administered to the animal. The dispensary doctor proved that he had
often given eight grains to a man,
from which it was to be inferred that
twelve for a horse was neit excessive.
"Never mind yer eight grains, doc-
ther," said thc judge. "We all know
that some poisons are cumulative in
effect, and ye may go to thc edge eif
ruin with impunity. But tell me this :
The twelve grains���wouldn't they kill
thc divil himself if he swallowed
them?" The doctor was annoyed, and
pompously replied. "I dem't know, my
lord, I never had him for a patient."
From the bench came the answer :
"Ah, no. docther, ye niver had, meire's
the pity!   Thc old bhoy's still aloive."
ee=        *       *
Of all "aptitudes," the mechanical
is least likely to manifest itself in a
feminine brain. The young woman
whose visit to a locomotive works is
described in "Young's Magazine" was
doubtless interested in what she saw,
but her account of the processes observed leaves the reader to doubt her
entire understanding of them.
"You pour," she told a friend, "a lot
of sand into a Kit of boxes, and you
throw old stove lids and things into
a furnace, and then you turn the red-
hot stream into a hole in the sand,
and everybody yells and shouts.
"Then you pour it out, let it cool
and pound it. and then yeiu put in it
a thing that bores holes in it. Then
you screw it together, and paint it,
and put steam in it, and it g"cs
splendidly, and they take it to a drafting-room and make a blueprint of it.
"Hut one thing 1 feirgot���they have
to make a boiler. One man gets inside and one gets outside, anil they
pound frightfully, and then they tie
it to thc other thing, and you ought
to see it go!"
See them down thc street go racing,
And over sidewalks, boulders, logs;
What think you of the wild chasing
Of   all these South Vancouver dogs?
Dogs quite thin, and dogs right fat,
Fierce ones I would fear to pat,
Some that war on Mr. Rat,
Dogs of South Vancouver!
They   chase   the   cars,   no   threat   or
Will hinder them the livelong day;
Sometimes   the   wheels   will   lay  one
That's one the less wc, smiling, say.
Dogs so young, and dogs so old.
Some are cowards, some are bold,
Some  have  warm  hearts,  some  have
Dogs of South Vancouver!
Behind thc nervous tradesman's feet
They  growl  and  do  their  best  to
While others, lingering on the street,
In shocking mischief do delight.
Great big dogs, with monstrous eyes;
Short ones, such a tiny size;
Some seem simple, some look wise,
Dogs of South Vancouver!
By   night   they   prowl   around   our
For stealing is to them a lark;
When   we   rush   out   to   break   their
Away they scamper in  the dark.
Some long and bushy tails will drag,
Others    have    stumps    they     cannot
Yes, of all these we proudly brag,
Dogs of South Vancouver!
J. DOGGETT, South Hill.
(Toronto Globe)
A British expert in lunacy, Dr. L.
Forbes Winslow, says "there is no
doubt that England is going to the
dogs much quicker than most people
imagine. The whole tendency of
modern sentiment," he declares, "lies
towards the propagation and survival
of the unfit."
Thc report of the Lunacy Commissioners is certainly depressing. On
January 1, 1912, the number of certified insane persons under care in
England and Wales was 135,661, or
2,504 more than a year earlier. The
increase is about the same as in previous years. During thc past ten
years the average annual increase
works out to 2,495. In round figures
insanity is growing at the rate of
2,51H) persons per annum. The increase in insanity is at a greater rate
than the increase in population. The
ratio of insane persons to thc whole
population iu England and Wales is
nearly double what it was fifty years
ago. It is estimated that the maintenance of thc unfit���the insane and
thc feeble-minded, criminal, inebriate,
pauper, and unemployable���costs the
taxpayers of the United Kingdom
$175,000,000 a year. At the recent
Eugenics Conference in London the
opinion was expressed that thc time
had come to relieve thc community
of this burden; that steps should bc
taken to prevent the propagation of
the unfit. The world is moving
rapidly towards a change in thc marriage laws that will aim at the perpetuation only of the physically and
mentally fit. Eugenics may seem a
cold-blooded scientific morality, but
severe discipline is necessary if the
race is to maintain its virility. Much
of the increase in insanity is due to
the greater care taken of the feebleminded. No one would desire any
change in this humanitarian work.
But the easy-going philanthropy that
gives full freedom to the mentally
weak to reproduce their kind is a
crime against civilization.
The science of Eugenics, however,
touches but one side of the problem���
that of thc propagation of the unlit
by the unlit. The science of government reaches down to the remoter
causes, the deeper roots of the evil
in social organization. It is here that
Liberalism comes into conflict with
the doctrinaires of the laissez fairc
school, with those who maintain that
Britain is being punished because of
Governmental interference with Unlaws of Nature. Mr. Lloyd George' i*
blamed for setting the feet of thc
people on a downward course, "aiming by the magical talismans of
mechanically-devised panaceas te>
abolish poverty and revolutionize society." "Let Nature do its work," declare these false prophets, "and there
will be less danger of national degeneracy." But these doctrinaires do not
apply this laissez fairc principle in
other relations of life. Civilization,
as contrasted witli the savage state, is
the refusal of men to let things alone.
We till and reap our fields, heal our
sick, and in a hundred ways refuse
to let Nature take ils course unaided
by the co-operation of man. Thc interference of thc State to prevent
murder is not more justifiable than
its efforts to promote a higher stand
ard of comfort and morality among
the people. The end of all government, as Herbert Spencer says, is "the
formation of character." Emerson
expresses the same thought when lie
says that "to educate thc wise man
the State exists, and with the appearance of the wise man the State expires " Most of the legislation passed
by tlie S. ���'������ 1.1' to do with the abolition of bad laws. So long as any elements in society prey upon the individual, so long will it be necessary
for the State to interfere. The idea
of the evolution of society docs not
conflict with man's voluntary co-operation in his own evolution. And
this volutary CO-operation of man
brings with it an increased strength
of moral character. The doctrine
of evolution harmonizes with both
individualism and Socialism, and
controversy regarding social legis-
latieni mainly turns on the relative'
value assigned to each.
The great political struggles of the
past century were chiefly concerned
with the efforts of Liberalism to set
man free to co-operate in his own
evolution. Free speech, a free PreSI,
and the franchise arc seime eif thc instruments of man's emancipation,
and they have conic to him because
of the broader and clearer vision of
Liberalism. Social reform eef the
Lloyd George type is applied Christianity. And who wil] dare to assert
that Christianity stands for thc propagation of the unfit?
Geo. Jones
Lame and Interfering hortei will
receive ipecial care and attention.
All kinds of hand-made ahoea, running shoes, running plates, toe
plates, etc.
Al] horses entrusted to me will receive  every  care  and  attention.
571 Beatty Street
The Opalized Woods of Montana
While most of us have heard of the
wonderful petrified forests of Arizona,
few of us arc aware of the existence
of another petrified forest in Montana of equal extent. The latter is
held to be much more remarkable in
many ways than the Arizona forests.
The petrified forests in the Southwest are chiefly extraordinary by
reason of the fact that entire trees
have by the action of the elements
undergone transformation into agate.
The Montana forest is more extraordinary because the trees have been
changed into opal, instead of agate,
thus making a very peculiar and
beautiful ornamental stone.
The Montana phenomenon is a
very curious one in geology. It is no
unusual thing to find logs and trees
converted into agate, chalcedony,
silicate, and quartz, but aside from
the Montana forest, there is probably not another example of opalized
In many specimens of the Montana
petrified wood the grain is quite discernible. Thc colors are white,
bluish, smoky, black, and in every
case translucent. The fact that the
wood has been changed to opal is
apparent at first glance, even to the
layman, the beautiful cojor and sheen
of the opal being unmistakable. This
opalized wood takes a high polish.
and is held by man to far outrank in
beauty thc finest onyx or marble.
Have you had your Boots and Shots
repaired yet?
If  not,  why  not?
Then go to
and   have   them   done   at   once,   a' :
have a good job done by him.
He is a man who understands bo
making in all its branches.   His prie;. s
arc right.
4524   MAIN   STREET
Between 29th and Main St.
For Quality and Purity come to the
Corner 24th and Main
Z. Aheroni, Proie.
Northwestern League
Vancouver V.  Victoria
Sept.  16 to 21
Weekday   games   4   o'clock
Saturday    afternoons,    3    o'clock
THE USE OF WATER for lawns, gardens.
streets and sidewalk sprinkling is strictly prohibited. Any persona violating this rule will
subject thembelves to having the water turned
off and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
Waterworks Superintendent
Health Department
for the collection of garbage can now be pur
chased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-thin.
Avenue,  as  provided  by  the  bylaw,
Box 1224, South Vancouver.
TAXES   1912
tax   noticrs   for  the  above  district   have  n
been   issued.     Any   ratepayers  not  having   '��� ���
ccived   their   notices   ciin   obtnin   a   copy
applying  to (he Collector,  P.  O.  Drawer   1
Booth Hill. It. C.
Kindly note that in order to obtain reba
remittance mint be in the office of tbe C
lector on or befoie the 15th day of Scpti-m'���
To Whom it May Concern :
TAKE   NOTICK,   that   licences   are   i
due   by   a.I   hawkers,   peddlers,   express
draymen, doing business in South Vanrotiv
Any hawker, peddler,  express and droyn
found   doing   business   of   this   nature   wil
the   Municipality  without  a  South  Vancou1.' r
Licence   will   be   prosecuted   as   provided   ' v
the Trades   Licence  Bylaw.
Chief of Police.
Dated July 31, 1912.
The Government Auditing Commissioner 1
the above-named Municipality will have hi*
office open from 10 to 11 in the forenoon ��f
each day (except days on which the Public-
Inquiry is being held) for the purpose nf
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer
Owner may be present and may make any
objection to such accounts as are before the
C. M- C.
The Commissioner appointed to investigate
thc matters relating to the management of
the School affairs, as well as the managemei t
of the Municipal affairs of the Corporation
of South Vancouver, will hold the second
session of public inquiry at the hour of
10 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, 1912, in the
Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, cor.
43rd Avenue and Fraser St., South Vancouver.
Any  persons  having  knowledge  of  the  affairs In question are requested to be present.
Take   Robson   ,,r   Davie   Street   Car
191213 Setton opens September 17 with
Followed by the world wide famous
"Sergeant  Bruc" and "The Toymaker"
Coming one week, starting September 23
The Gilbert & Sullivan Festival Company Repertoire
"Mikado,"    "1'atienee,"    "Pinafore," "The  Pirates  eef  Penzance"
And a full Reason of all-star attraction!
Geo.   B.  Howard
Main  and   Harris
Phone : Sey. 7012
Week of September 9 Matinees Wed. and Sat.
A  Romance of the  Western   Hills
TRICES : 25c, 35c, and 50c
MATINEES 25c any seat
Fit out the Family for School
Women's plain Cashmere Hose, black or tan, Special, 3 pairs for $1.00
Women's plain Cashmere Hose (Jason), black, 50c per pair
Women's ribbed Cashmere Hose, black or tan, 50c per pair
Cotton Hose, plain black or tan, 20c, 25c. and 35c per pair
Child's plain or ribbed Cashmere or Cotton Hose, 15c, 25c, and 35c pr.
Infants' union and wool vests, assorted sizes and styles, 35c to 50c each
New ribbons in taffeta and satin finish, 5c to 25c per yard.
Oxford Cash Store
Cor. Knight and Westminster Roads
Snnnydciic Sub Office
We have just received our Fall Samples, and have over fpur
hundred te. choose from. We sell the BEST MADE-TO-MEASURE
CLOTHES IN CANADA. Every suit guaranteed or money refunded. These garments speak tier themselves in regard to Perfection of Fit, Quality of Fabric, Variety of Pattern, and Exclusiveness
of Style, together with  High-class Tailoring.
Note���Our prices are front 15 to 20 per cent, less than in the City.
Now that the cool evenings are here you need a Sweater Ceeat.
lie sure to sec <>itr will-assorted stock.    Prices $1.50 and up.
4134 Main St., next City Heights P. O.
Best Value Piano House
in Vancouver
Sole agent for Sherlock Manning.
Willis, Marshall & Wendell. Melville
Clark Apollo Piaycr, etc., etc.
Special   Bargains  now  in  stock :
Good    Toned    Organ     $35
Splendid   Tonee)   Organ $45
$300   Piano   (Mahogany)    $175
$350 Piano (Walnut, rich tone), $232.50
$450 Piano (Mission, new model). $250
$550 Piano  (Walnut, new model). $275
$750 Player Piano, famous Canadian maker, metal tubes, only    $495
$800 Player Piano,  entirely new model, full 88 note, only    $545
And a host of other bargains to select from.
We invite inspection and comparison.
1127 Granville Street
Phone 2832
Matters Musical and Dramatic
George Danierai, who will be seen
in the leading role in "The Heart
Breakers," the latest of musics
Comedies, muler the management of
Me.rt. H. Singer, at the English Bay
Theatre een September 17. was a pro-
iessional hall player before he te.e.k
tee  lhe  stage.     He   was  pitcher in  the
Greal      Northern     League.       having      "Sergeant  llruc" i- il pening hill
started   with   the   Grand   Forks   team,   and  it   will  be seen   for  two pe-rfeerm
As Little Buttercup, in "H. M. S. Pinafore," with the Gilbert and Sullivan
Festival Company at the English Bay Theatre
at the same time that Deacon I'hil-
lipi was playing witli the bargo,
Neerlh Dakota club. Danierai was
finally drafted to the Minneapolis
club, during the time that Perry Wer-
den was captain, and although he
has been out of baseball for a number of years, yet he has never been
released by" .Minneapolis. Each summer, if he is nut acting, he takes about
three weeks witli the team, and practises with them, as he thinks that
I baseball is the best exercise in the
I world, and then he is ready to put
I in another hard season of travelling.
Mr. Danierai was asked why he gave
up the profession of base-ball, and
j in reply said that he found out thai
he was not what you would call a
wonder at the game, and as he had a
gen,,] voice, he had been advised tei
try the stage. Also another thing, he
found that actors were belter paid
than ball players, unless they were
tei])  tie etchers.
Mr. Dameral is an all-round athlete, being a line swimmer, and has
had the gloves een with all the lighte-rs
of anv note.
lances, when "The    Toymaker"   will
take its place and run the balance of
the engagement,
explain-   tin-  great   success    of    tbe
pre-cut  revival   series, as  in  all   <
the  mature theatre-goer gladly gives
them  welcome,  while-    the    younger
generation are just  as anxious t--
these old favorites
In  spit,. ,,f the  handicap e,i a  tem-
peerary opera house that will neet  teal
IIS   many   H   elid   the   old   tiie-atre-   ami
will eontain ne�� boxes, Vancouver will
neet miss any <ef thc big musical artist!   thi-  season      Mr   Charles   Hen
-haw has ju-i completed arrangement- that will allow all tin  big lights
in the musical world to appear her.
this season at tin- English Bay '
The lirst attraction under Ins man
agemenl will be Ricardo Martin ami
Rudolph Can/    Tiny will be- beard
here on October 5. Martin i- the
great tenor win, was the- musfcal
sensation at Covenl Garden, London,
lasl season. Cans is regarded ss mi
of the leading solo pianists of tbe
present day.
Later attractions thi- se-a-een will
be- Alice Xe-ilse.n and her company e,i
live in a full programme which includes a complete eein--ae-t graml
opera, specially composed te,r her and
Y-ave. Mischa El man, Kodowski and
c,ae|-ki Subscriptions are now being
taken for iln- first offering.
Empress Theatre
"The  Virginian,"  tin- play  for  the
current   week  at   the  Empress   The
atre,   is   drawing   crowded   houses.
Nearly everyone has read the novel
and i- prepared t" give th.- characters
an affectionate greeting "The Vir
ginian." that romantic cowboy;
"Trampas," the bad man; "Steve,"
the boy; "Uncle Hewie," the ranch-
man. and all the- cowboys are- given
a faithful rendition at the hands of
the  company.    The  many  humorous
and   dramatic   incidents   of   the   1 k
are shown, The mixing of the babies
create- tlie- mosl laughter, and thc
lynching at "Horse-Thief Pass" is the
meest thrilling. The scenery is delightful, anel one can almost breathe
the air of the western plain- Isa
belle Pletcher, Charles Ayres, Harold
Wis. nt, Chauncey Southern. T. 11.
l.'eftus. Allyn Lewis. Louis \"e ui
Weithoff, Meta Marshy, Tilly Armstrong. Mary Stevens and the- entire
company show tee excellent advantage.
For next week is announced one of
the most famous plays that has ever
been presented on any stage. This
is "Drink," the drama made famous
by Charles Warner, whose performance "f "Coupeau," the French workman who becomes the slave to drink.
placed him among the- greatest eet"
English actors. It is dramatized t'piin
Emile Zola's celebrated novel, "L'As
sommoir," and is the greatest temperance sermon ever delivered. It
shows "Coupeau." the French workman, gradually descending the downward path until the demon elrink
claim- him for its own. The action
takc> place in Paris and carries tin
auditor through eight typical local
ities e,f that famous city. "The Public Wash House." where the workmen's wives gather; tin- interieer of
the drinking palace, "L'Assommoir,"
and. iimst thrilling of all, the building
in       CeeUrSe-      elf     e'e ell S t 111 C t ioll,      With      tllC
scaffolding erected around it, from
which Coupeau is seen to fall friem
|a dizzy height. .\ I.ne, number "i
people will lu- employed in ihe production, anil "Drink" will be a notable
*   *   *
Hastings etc Gore     Phone Sey. 3907
To-nigh 8 15 Matinee Sal. 2.15
Unequalled       Vaudeville       Means       Pantages
SHOW STARTS---2.45. 7.15. a��d ).��lpn
In   a   Dashing   Musical   Comedy   Offering
In an Artistic Sinking Act
The    Broaelway    Favorite    Singing    Comedian
In  Choice  Portions  ot  Cycling.  Dancing  and
A Great Novelty
PATHE WEEKLY���Latest Events
e\ I'Ck    eet    .Se.pt e-Ullie-1    10
Tin-  King of the  Bounding  Rope
Present the sti mg playlet
4 e,ther P. & C. act.- of quality
"Vancouver's    Live   Wire"
(36   Hastings  Street)
For the Whole Family
The   Instant  Success
In   the   great   scenic    production
The Rajah's Daughter
A tabloid co.Tiic  opera
Two    Shows    Nightly���15c    25c    35c
Matinee   Daily���15c   and   25c
ce-Regal   Visit
to   Vancouver
'etails as fo the personnel of the
1 prion party which will greet the
j ke of Connaught, the Duchess and
' "ncess Patricia when they arrive in
\ ncouver, complete the official pro-
P    ntnie.
A'ednesday, September 18 : Ar-
,: -1 at C. P. R. depot at 3 p.m.; brief
,; ���pectforl of the guard of honor; pro-
1 -ion in the following order will
drive to the Hotel Vancouver; Pla-
'' m of mounted police. Reception
C mmittee, Mayor and Mrs. Findlay,
Ceelonel Wadmore and staff, staff of
Jl Duke, royal escort of British Columbia Horse, Princess Patricia. Miss
"'Hy and aide-in-waiting, H. R. H.
'���'��� Duke of Connaught and H. R. H.
Jj" Duchess of Connaught, with
Oilonel Lowther, anil finally a sec-
"ii'l section of British Columbia
ll'irse. The procession will take thc
���wing  route:   C.   P.   R.  depot   to
"tings  Street,  to  Main  Street,  to
Pender Street, to Granville Street, to
!"'"rgia Street, to the new court
���M a quarter after four the civic
address of welcome will be presented
"'  <ront  of the court house.
After civic address���Court house
Howe, via Georgia Street, to
���mvthe Street, to Burrard Street.
^top at Aberdeen school, where
""' school  children  will  be  grouped,
and five thousand youngsters will
sing "The Maple Leaf Forever" and
the National Anthem. His Royal
Highness will then present a bronze
medal to Miss Nettie Watson.
Leave Aberdeen school���Burrard
t.i Nelson Street, to Bidwell Street,
to Beach Avenue, around Stanley
Park tee Georgia Street via the bridge,
Georgia  Street to Hotel Vancouver.
Thursday, September 19, forenoon
���Opening of Cambie Street (now
Connaught) bridge; hotel via Georgia
Street, to Beatty Street, to the
Princess Patricia will christen thc
bridge. Alter ceremony'; Over Cambie Street bridge, Fifth Avenue to
Yukon to Broadway, to Victoria
Drive, to Peiwell Street, to Main
Street, to Hastings Street, to Granville Street, to Fourth Avenue, to
Vine Street, to Second Avenue, to
Larch, tei First Avenue, to Point
Grey Road, to Dunbar Street, to
Third Avenue, to Waterloo Road, to
Point Grey Road, to Larch, to Broadway, to Granville, to Shaughnessy
Heights, to Granville Street, to Georgia Street, to Hotel Vancouver.
 s    tt   S '	
At a meeting of the Ward IV Improvement Association on Wednesday night, a resolution was passed
that Ward IV take no part in the
supper to be given to the School
Board, and to place themselves on
record against giving anything at all
while the present investigation is on.
The attraction at Ihe English Hay
Theatre beginning September 18, for
four nights and Saturday matinee, will
be that ever welcome Australian all-
star feature, the Pollard Juvenile
Opera Company, which is composed
of some thirty-live or forty of thc
pick of all the former Pollard Companies, which became so popular on
this continent and throughout thc
world. Teddie McNamara, Queenic
Williams, Willie Pollard. Ivy Moore,
Ethel Naylor. Nellie McNamara, and
a couple of dozen other prime favorites are included in the roster of
the present ceimpany. and the operas
and musical comedies in the repertoire are all said tei be new and very
The Pollards have a more than enviable   reputation   along   the   line   of
The news will be welcome te, both
the older and younger playgoers hereto  learn   that   a  season   of  one  week,
with matinee ..n Saturday, will begin
i at the English Bay Theatre on Sep
letnber 23 to 28. which is to he devoted solely to the best comic operas
of Gilbert ami Sullivan. These revivals will be made by the Gilbert
and Sullivan Festival Company from
the Casino Theatre, New York, with
practically an all-star cast, which in
eludes such well-known and important player- as De Wolf Hopper,
Blanche Duffield, Eugene Cowlci
George MacFarlane, Arthur Aldridge,
Kate Condon, Yi.eia Gillette, Arthur
Cunningham, Mice Brady, Louise
Barthel and the New York Casino
chorus ami orchestra
Tin- wonderful success which has
been the reward attending these re
vivals plainly shows thai public taste
has imt been altogether vitiated by the
modern musical comedy, and thai
then- is still left a widespread cap
acity for the enjoyment "i the older
and better music, and for comic opera
librettos   that   are   coherent     and     of
genuine  wit anil  humor.
These  revivals  are   due  to  the  ef-
iforts of Messrs. Shubert and William
A. Brady, and were inaugurated three
years ago at the Casino Theatre. New
York,   when   "Thc   Mikado"   was   re-
I stored  to  public favor.    The  success
i of  this   revival   was   so     pronounced
that the following year "Pinafore" was
added,   and   this  year   the  cycle  was
completed   with   the   productions   of
"Patience" and "The  Pirates eif  Penzance."     They  were   first   introduced
' into  America  in   1878,   when    "Pina-
| fore" was given, and started a popularity that has been unprecedented in
the history of light opera.    This, per-
| haps  better  than  any  other    reason.
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Specialties :   Player    Pianos,     Rea^irs,    Ton:
Phone :     Fairmont   1125
Twemy-eishth   Ave.   and   Main   Street
Misses   Hall   an'!   Westlev    Graduated   Nurses
Terms  Molerate
Phone :   Fairmont 2165
Some of the Members of the Chorus of the Frank Rich Company, at the
Panama Theatre
Orpheum Theatre
A strong dramatic playlet will be
the headline attraction at the Orpheum eluring the coming week, when
Charles  Wildish  ami  Company  pre-
j sent "The Pool Keeenn," with Ezra
Kendall, a son eef tin- late comedian,
in the cast. The act i- saiel tee In- intensely interesting and affords a lot
i !'  action  and   heart  interest
Hugh  Lloyd, a bounding win   es
pert, who has been  making a big hit
abroad, will be the added attraction.
Ile   is   assisie-el   by   his   wile.
John Delmore and Olive Adair will
offer   "Scenes    Behind   the   Seems'
Til'-    ait     I-    Ml(    eei    tile'    IlCSt    ,'111< I    111 e '-1
beautifully   costumed  of  any  of  its
kind  in  vaudeville
Seeeit and Wilson will present a
comedy rube acrobatic acl said to
offer  a  gale  of  laughter and  seem,
Marie- Hylandi ami Constance Far
nn r. !'iii versatile and pretty young
women,  will  sing  their  way  inlee   the
hearts   ol   Orpheum   patrons  eluring
1 the coming �� eek
Me.rt McR.te and Welling Levering, comedy cycling comedians, will
squeeze many a laugh from their
Just before leaving New Ve.rk for
Chicago .leelm W Considine, executive head of Sullivan & Considine,
announced the completion of arrange-
intents   with   Joseph   Hart,   John     K.
! Hymer  and  others   for acts  that   will
j be seen exclusively in S. & C. houses
and   the   Orpheum   Theatre   in   Van-
Icouver.    Mr. Hart has sold the rights
; to "The Futurity Winner" and "The
Bathing Girls" to Mr. Considine. who
i has    also  contracted   with  Jeihn    B.
Hymer to produce  five  big acts,  the
I first of which. "Macy's  Models," will
open at the Empress, Cincinnati. September 23.    The other Hymer pieces
will       be      named   "10-20-30."     with
twelve   people;  "Beauty   Parlor."   ten
people;   "Mamy."   eight   people,   and
l "The   Fourth   of   July,"   twelve   pco-
! pic.
Besides these Mr. Considine has
i entered into an agreement with a
j well-known playwright to deliver a
series of melodramatic pieces, the
| first of which will he "A Soldier's
; Sweetheart." a military piece em-
i ploying five principals and ten supers.
Among other productions Mr. C.m-
I sidine intends putting out. other than
the fifteen that will bear the name of
Lew Fields, arc Rawson & Clare,
with ten or twelve people; "The
Woodland Phantasy." leased on royalty from John B. Fitzpatrick. of the
New York Hippodrome; the G. Mo-
lasso pantomimic dance. "The Rose
of Mexico." and the return engagement over the circuit of Fred Karno's
comedy, "Hydro."
Before returning to Seattle Mr
Considine  will   stop  in   Chicago  and
Sun Francisco. In Chicago In- will
in-;.'-.-', Iii- new Empress Theatre,
now building there.
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Pantages Theatre
The M enkey hippodromi   i- -
tiled to hold tlu- boards a.- headliner
at ilu  Pantagi - next we ek, and pi
be "I' ol the bi si animal attractions ever produced on the vaudeville in this city Tin stage "ill be
set to represent a hippodrome; there
i- un- 1 lonkcy i Irchestra, and the
Monkey Actors, which will undoubl
e'elly supi ly something unusual in thi
line of g od comedy
Kexl "'i tin- bill come the��Three
Sinclairs, who are sure t.. please al
every perfi . manci thri iughi ut the
n e ek
Van and Pierce will supplj   I fteen
; minutes of mirth in tin ir singing
dancing  act,  together  with  a   classy
monologue    Miss  Pi< ��� c<  is also    ei y
clever, and has a g 1 voice thai  is
sure- to pleasi
Eldrige and   Barlow appear in    a
n - .le sketch entitled "The Law.'
Earl Dewey and Girls appear in an
act which i- class from the start, and
the costumes  are neat  and  elaborate.
Ie       *      ��
Panama Theatre
The Frank Rich Company continues to play itself into the best graces
of capacity houses. There are a breezi-
ness and snap about the productions,
and the manner in which they are
being presented is making that theatre
very popular with the theatre-going
public. This week the bill is "The
Merry WidowiersV and a Splendid
offering is being presented.
The bill for next week will be "The
Rajah's Daughter." This is described
as a tabloid comic opera, and will be
presented  with  a   wealth    of    scenic
i splendor.
Shippers of goods from any point
bt vein.1 New Westminster to South
Vancouer can only book them te.
Vancouver. They then have to be
re-booked to their destination in South
Vancouver, thus causing an extra
charge. This is a very serious matter
t.i parties who have any quantities ot
g.i.ie's coming in from the outside.
So serious has the matter become
that representation have been made
tei the Board of Trade, to take the
matter up. It is understood that the
Committee appeiintcd to take up transportation will deal with the matter
at their next meeting.
Fine milking, quiet, feiur-ycar-old
cow for sale: must sell, as am leaving.
A bargain price.
Apply���E. Simmons
31st Ave., East of Main St. TEN-
I ?
The visit of Minister of Works
Me.uk 1" the municipality 1= stated tu
be .en i Ictobcr 1. "hen a banquet will
be  held  in  his  h..nor at  the  Eburne
* ���   ���
The stray d.eg menace is still acute.
Mr .1 Shh'lel... of Fortieth Avenue and
l.ec.n  Street, W8I Bitten on Monday e.u tin hit thigh by a large dog
which pounced on him before he had
time  te,  protect himself.
e��       *       ���
The number of building permits is
sueel in.in the onice ..f the Building
Inspector eluring the week ended
Wednesday numbered fifty-six, calling   her  buildings of a  total  value of
��   ��   ��
At a meeting of the ratepayers in
Wanl Y. with Robert McBride, president, in the chair, there was a unanimous decision that tlie Council should
In- Influenced in every way to put
Page  Koad in shape.
* ���   ���
Manager Prentice eif the South
Vancouver band urges all residents
of the municipality to turn out and
hear their e.wn band, and see the progress it is making. He also promises
some really line music under the able
leadership of Mr. T. Hall, the new
��    ��    *
Speaking volumes for the sobriety
and good conduct of the residents of
the municipality is the fact that there
has been no necessity to hold a police
court during the whole of last week.
Especially noteworthy is this by reason of lhe fact that Labor Day produced no drunks or disorderlies.
* *    *
While a gang of municipal workmen were engaged in grading BSdwelj
Road last week, near the Fraser
Avenue entrance to the Mountain
View Cemetery, one of the men unearthed a small box containing a
human skull and a number of small
bones. The contents of the box were
handed over to thc keeper of the
cemetery for burial.
* *    *
Ex-Captain Trice, until recently a
member of No. 4 Fire Hall, was presented with a handsome gold watch
by the members of this hall, as a
token of their esteem and respect on
Monday evening. The presentation
was made by Reeve Kerr, who was
supported by Councillor Thomas. Thc
presentation was followed by an enjoyable  smoking concert.
* *   *
Mr. Charles Hodgson, president of
the South Vancouver Board of
Trade, is building a handsome new
house on 15th Avenue, Grandview.
Thc house will contain nine rooms
and be thoroughly modern. There is
a stone basement with hot-water
heating, The plastering is now being finished. When completed it
will cost $5,000.
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On Tuesday afternoon two accidents occurred at the Van Home
Sshool on Forty-fifth Avenue and
Ontario Street. Some Russians were
blasting near the school and placed
a 56 lb. charge of dynamite under a
large stump. The explosion was
such that the slates on the roof of the
school were broken. About thc
same time a Russian, who was using
a heavy axe, cut his foot severely.
His comrades assisted him until thc
arrival of Constable Hughes, who
rendered first aid. Dr. Murphy arrived shortly afterwards.
* *      ele
A new club, to be known as the
South Hill Football Club, has been
formed with Mr. R. S. Lewiugton as
president. The other officials arc
Messrs Hilton and Webster, vice-
presidents; Mr. Barber, honorary
president; Messrs Rolston, Campbell
and Norbury, lion, vice-presidents; 1
chairman, Mr. J. Waites; captain, Mr. I
Buelian; secretary, Mr. H. W. Barrett. The first match will be played
on September 21, at Wilson Park, between the River View and South Hill
teams. This is a City League match.
A meeting of the South Vancouver
League will he held on Monday night
at Messrs. Hilton and Webster's
store,  Fraser Avenue.
Incorporation  Into a City
(Continued from Page 1)
Miss Sibbald Showered
On   Thursday   evening.   September
5. Mrs, (',, E. Ellis entertained a number 'ef friends at her home, 4.123 In
veruess  Streel,  the  occasion  being a
miscellaneous  Bhower  in    honor    of
Miss Jessie Sibbald, who is to be the
lirst   bride 'married   in     St.     David's
Presbyterian     Church.       When     the
guests   had  all  arrived   Miss   Sibbald
was   taken   lo   the   dining-room,   and
there was presented with many beautiful and useful gifts.    The remainder
of  the  evening was  spent  in  music
and    games.      Dainty    refreshments
were  served about  10.30,  when    the |
gathering oroke up, all  having spent j
a most enjoyable evening.    After the
singing  of  "Auld  Lang   Syne"   Miss j
Sibbald   thanked    the     hostess    and
friends   for   thc  very   pleasant   evening given in her honor.    The following verses were composed by one of
the members present :
We bring our little gifts of love
To you, our first St. David's bride,
Our wishes join with all you love,
May  joy  and  happiness  with  you
As years go by, and gifts grow old,
May hearts keep warm and rich with
If troubles come, bc calm and bold,
But bc as gentle as a dove.
To help each other you must try,
And make life bright and light,
And when the end comes by and by,
You'll know you've conquered in the
And when you reach the land above,
And life on earth is o'er,
You'll join thc happy ones you love,
And parted be no more.
developed  district  through bush into
a  well developed  South    Vancouver
district. Now, it stands to reason
that before any more improvements
are made iu Cedar Cottage, iu case
I it is a part of Vancouver, the Utter-
vening district will have a right lo
make ils clamor l"r improvements
eiirt   only  heard,  but obeyed.     In   the
meantime,  Cedar  Cottage  can  wan,
because  City    Comptroller    Baldwin
will   tell   them,  "Gentlemen,   I   regret
wry much, but we have to go slow;
I we arc coming to the end of our bor-
1 rowing power."    In  its secret agreement  with  the  city,  the  South   V'an-
I couver Council asks the city for $5,-
IHHI.lHil),   and   doesn't   seem   to   realize
i that they are asking, in fact dickering,
I for  an  amount  whieh   is   their  own.
! They   seem   to   forget   that   this   live
million   dollars   is   South   Vancouver
money,  and   there   are   actually   men
like   Mr.   Broadhurst,  of  Cedar  Cottage, who will exclaim  that the city
never will give it to us.   Just fancy!
never will give us our own money���
and  that  is  admitted  now,  prior  to
j annexation, by South Vancouver men
'who   favor  annexation.     If  anything
is needed to show the folly of annexation, just point to that.    Mr.  Broadhurst and thc South Vancouver Cottn-
cilmcn forget that the agreement for
annexation   between   South   Vancouver and Vancouver is to be made, not
with   the   South   Vancouver   Council
and the city, but with the South Vancouver Council and thc    citizens    of
South Vancouver.    Any arrangement
must first bc satisfactory to the ratepayers of South Vancouver, and it is
therefore the height of folly���I  may
call  it something  worse���to make  a
secret  understanding   with   thc   City
Council without having first fully discussed  the  matter  with   the    people
most interested.
One more reason why South Vancouver should be very, very chary in
hitching up its fate with thc city, is
the all-important question of harbor
development. Somehow or other the
people of thc City of Vancouver have
been hypnotized by three or four rich
property owners of Burrard Inlet
watcrfrontagc. Statesmen, business
men, bankers, sailors coming from
foreign countries, from Canada, from
the United States, have warned thc
people of Vancouver that it is time
to wake up out of their lethargic
sleep and get busy to provide a harbor. But somehow or other these
three or four gentlemen���who seem
to control the Vancouver Board of
Trade���have succeeded in staying all
activity. Vancouver people are dead
as far as harbor developments are
concerned, and those who are not
dead, live under the hallucination that
the railways will provide a harbor,
and that this should be perfectly satisfactory. This idea has been enthusiastically endorsed by the owners
of such little property as does not
belong to thc railways. In other
words, there exists a monopoly of
watcrfrontagc on Burrard Inlet on
Vancouver City side. I am not now
speaking of North Vancouver, because
North Vancouver, with two railways
coming in, will be as much an opposition city as Victoria or Seattle, tnat
is as far as Vancouver harbor business is concerned.
Now, we in South Vancouver have
been extremely active in harbor matters. We want and wc arc getting a
free, independent harbor, and a freshwater harbor at that���a harbor where
wc will be able to take care of independent shipping���a harbor not owned
and controlled by the railway companies. That alone will make South
Vancouver wealthy, every square inch
of it. 1 would rather have ten thousand tons of independent shipping than
thirty thousand tons of railway shipping. Kindly remember that independent shipping will purchase its
supplies in Vancouver and' vicinity
and circulate a vast amount of money,
while railway shipping imports all of
its supplies and circulates but a very
small amount of money among the
dealers, machinists, sailmakers and so
forth. This is really the most important reason why South Vancouver -liottld stay apart. Every South
Vancouver business man, every Semth
Vancouver member of the Board of
Trade, knows that every single' effort
to form a harbor commission or do
active harbor work for Greater Vancouver has been frustrated and
smothered in thc Vancouver Board
of Trade. Shall we submit ourselves to that influence? Shall we
negative our splendid fruitful activity?
I for one shall not only vote, but 1
shall work against annexation I���
Yours very  truly,
Vancouver, 11. C, Sept. 13, 1912.
Investigation  is   Resumed
(Continued from Page 1)
plain certain business transactions
which had taken place between himself and Mr. F.mpey. but when he was
elected to the School Board, he said,
he had no business connection with
Mr.  Empey.
Mr. McArthur was also questioned
as   to   a   meeting   of   Ihe   Council   al
which   the    Reave   and   Councillor
Campbell  were  present, but   Mr.   Mc
j Arthur  said  he  knew  nothing  about
what was being done then, as he was
kept in the dark at that time.
"I have been told since," saiel the
witness, "that it was thought I was
associated with Mr. Robinson."
Mr. McArthur went em tei say thai
he trietl by browbeating Mr. Vogel to
get something out of him about that
secrecy, and on one occasion he said
he put the question to Mr. Vogel;
"Have you got anything against me?"
and Mr. Vogel replied: "No, you are
above  reproach."
"The day following," continued Mr.
McArthur, "Mr. Vogel met a friend
of mine, on Hastings Street, and,
flourishing a paper over his head,
saiil: 'I've got Robinson now where
1 want him; he'll have to go to jail
this  time.' "
Mr. McArthur was then questioned concerning the alleged delay
in the issuing of a warrant against
Mr. Spencer Robinson, and later Mr.
Whelpton, Chairman of the School
Board, was sworn, and corroborated
Mr. McArthur's statement that there
was a delay of one day between the
decision of the Council issuing a warrant and the actual issuing of the
warrant, because the matter was first
submitted to the Municipal Solicitors
for   advice.
Questioned concerning a statement
made at a previous sitting that he
had strongly opposed an investigation by the Central Ratepayers' Association into the purchase of school
sites. Mr. MeArlhur said it was absolutely false. He had not opposed the
"I opposed the discussion of the
matter in an open meeting," said Mr.
McArthur, "and I suggested it was a
matter for the ward association to
investigate and to report to the central executive, but I never voted
against   the  investigation."
Mr. McArthur explained a transaction in which it was alleged that the
School Board at one time refused to
purchase a school site at Cedar Cottage and afterwards bought this same
site at a higher price from Mr. McArthur's firm. Mr. McArthur said
that at that time he advised his
brother to purchase the property in
question, which was in his hands for
sale, as he knew, he said, that it
would be required for school pur-
peises, and there was a chance of
making   $1000.
"My brother," Mr. McArthur
stated, "paid a deposit on the property, and the following day Mr. Robinson sent the janitor to mc to ask if
1 would acquire the property for the
School Board. I told him he was too
late, as thc property had already been
sold. I afterwards saw Mr. Robinson and I told him I was sorry, as it
would now cost the Board another
"Mr. Robinson refused to consider j
the purchase of the property at the j
price we asked, $9000, and he said if
the School Board had taken his advice the previous year they could
have got the property for $7000.
That was why Mr. Robinson refused
to bc a party to paying $9000. My
brother afterwards called off the purchase, and wc agreed to let the
School Board have the site for what
wc gave for it, plus commission���
Mrs. A. E. Ross has left to join Mr.
Ross at Sebasteipol, Cal., where they
expect   tej   stay   for   the     next     two
��    *    *
Councillor Thomas and Mrs.
Thomas have returned freem a visit
to Bellingham, Seattle and the sur-
rounding district
* *   *
The birthday parly held on Thursday   evening,   September   5,   by    the
1.adits' Aid Society e.f the Westminster Presbyterian Church was a dc-
cideel success, anil the handsome sum
I of $o5 was added to the funds, showing that the friends of thc society
were neit afraid of their ages being
known, lhe ladies intend making it
J an annual affair.
On Monday, September 9, an interesting wedding was solemnized at
the Presbyterian Manse, Twenty-
third Avenue East, when Mr. T, W.
; Allen, of the well-known firm of
Sloan & Allen, was united in marriage to Miss Gertrude Matson, of
Ireland, Rev. George D. Ireland performing the ceremony. The bride
looked most exquisite in her lovely
gown of silk voile, trimmed with
pretty hand-made Irish lace. She
alsei wore a beautiful lace scarf, given
to her by one of her girl friends as
she was leaving Ireland. A white
lace hat trimmed with ostrich plumes
completed her costume. The bride
was assisted by a girl friend, Miss
Geraldine West, who preceded her
to Vancouver some few months, and
who looked quite charming in a
brown silk dress, trimmed with lace
and ribbon of the same shade, and
wore a large black picture hat. The
groom was supported by Mr. Adam-
son. After the ceremony the wedding party drove to thc residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Eadie, Twenty-fourth
Avenue West, where a delicious wedding dinner was partaken of. The
balance of the evening was spent at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sloan,
Forty-first Avenue West, until it was
time to catch the midnight boat for
Victoria, where Mr. and Mrs. Allen
will spend a few days. Thc bride's
going-away co3tume was a ��?'���;?
tailor-made cloth, with black whipcord hat trimmed with black ostrich
plumes. Mr. and Mrs. Allen will take
up their residence on Quebec Street
upon their return.
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A pretty home wedding took place
at the home of Robert Wallace, 533
Twenty-ninth Avenue East, South
Vancouver, on Monday evening, the
9th inst., when Miss Margaret Croll
Hutcheon, youngest daughter of Alexander Hutcheon. of the Parish of
Garvock, Kincardineshire, Scotland,
and a sister of Mrs. Wallace, was
married in the presence of a large
number of friends and relatives to
Donald Duff Macdougall, who recently arrived from his former home
in Rattray, Perthshire, Scotland. Thc
ceremony was performed by thc Rev.
George D. Ireland, of Westminster
Church. The Misses Wallace attended the bride, and Frank Milmore
was best man. Little Miss Fogarty
Band Miss Wallace were flower girls.
The bride wore a pretty gown of
cream taffeta and a bridal veil with
orange blossoms. She carried a
bouquet of white carnations The
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Wallace, 533 Twenty-ninth Avenue
East; Mr. and Mrs. M. Wallace,
Lome Street; Mr. and Mrs. II. Wit
tie, 532 Twenty ninth Avenue East;
Mr. Milmore, Harris Street; Mr. and
Mrs. W. Grundy, Lome Street; Miss
Carthew, Comox, B. C; Mr. James
Barnes, Mr. Thomas Fogarty, Mr.
Thomas; Mr. C. A. Green, Main
Streel;  Mr. J.  lleinar,  Harris Street;
[Mr. Robert Wallace, Mr. F. Milmore.
Miss Wallace. Miss F.. A. Wallace.
Miss   Kitty   Fogarty;   Miss   Home,
.1047 Dunsmuir Street; Miss Thomas.
Collingwood) and Mr. Thomas, Collingwood.
Church officers arc invtttd to send In
lor free publication under this head auch
announcements as they desire to have
made of services and meetings for the
current week. To ensure insertion on
Friday, notices should be received at this
office by Wednesdsy evening.
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Corner    26th    Avenue    and    Sophia
' Street (one block east of Main) : Min.
I ister, Rev. George D, Ireland, B.A.
Residence, 275 Twenty-third Avenue
Fast. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
The Minister will preside at both services. Sunday School and Bible class,
conducted by thc Minister, at 2.30.
Wednesday Service at 8 p.m. Y. P.
S. C. E., Monday, 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid
Society, third Thursday of the month,
at 2.30 p.m.. President, Mrs. James
Esslemont; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs.
John Mouat.
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Knox Presbyterian Church, Carleton Hall, Collingwood : Services :
Sunday morning, 11.30; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 10.30 a.m.; Young
People's Guild after Evening Service.
Minister : Rev. Geo. C. F. Pringle.
Residence : School Road.
��   *   ���
St.   David's   Presbyterian   Church,
Winser  Street, near Bodwell Road :
Service   at   11   a.m.;   Sunday   School
and  Bible  class,  2.30  p.m.;  Evening
; Service at 7.30.
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Methodist Church, Westminster
Road, Collingwood : Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.; evening, 7.30;
' Sunday School, 2.30. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m.. Prayer Meeting YVcd-
nesday,  8  p.m.
* *   ��
South Hill Baptist Church:   Fraser
Avenue. Services, 11 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Sunday School, 3 p.m. Pastor,
Rev. W. H. Redman. Residence, 523
Fifty-third  Avenue East.
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St.  Peter's  Church,   Main   Street :
Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.;
evening,  7.30.    Sunday  School,  2.45.
Holy Baptism, 4 p.m.; Holy Commit:
ion  every Sunday at 8 a.m.   Vicar
Rev. G. F. C. Caffin, M.A.  Residen-  .
144 39th Avenue West.
* *   *
St. Margaret's Church, Agnes Ho:,
Cedar   Cottage :     Services :   Stunl.,
morning, 11 a.m.; Evening, 7.30. H"
Communion : First Sunday in mom
il a.m.; third Sunday, 8.30 a.m.; Vie
Rev. Wm. Bell, M.A., Churchwarel
Messrs. C Williams and F. W. Tu.-l
Organist and choirmaster, A. R. Pea
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Ferris Road Methodist Church, 51
Avenue, one block west  of  Frasei
Sabbath services:  11  a.m. and    7
p.m.;    Sabbath    School    and    Adi
Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.; Teacher, Bil
Class, the  Pastor.   Epworth  Lcagu ,
Monday, 8 p.m., Mr. Frank Han
president.   Prayer Services, Wcdn
day, 8 p.m.;  Choir  practice,  Friel
8 p.m.: Choir leader, Mr. T. Colt;,
Ladies' Aid meets first Wednesday
every month, Mrs. John  Pye, pre
Gospel Hall,  Gartley Road,  Ceil
Cottage :   Services :  11 a.m. and 7
p.m.; Sunday School, 3 p.m.; Wediv
day Bible Study, 8 p.m.   All invite
Cedar Cottage Hall, Baptist Chi:-   ���
Services : Sunday  11 a.m.   and   7
!p.m.; Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.
��      *      Se
Cedar Cottage Presbyterian Church :
I Services :  11    a.m.    and    7.30    p.i
S.S.E. Bible Class, 2.30.    Pastor J.
On  Monday,  September 9. the
I dies of St. Peter's Church held a \
enjoyable   entertainment   in   iln   I
bellows Hall, corner Main Streel
'Thirtieth   Avenue.     A   short   music
programme  was  gone   through  ur
followed by cards and dancing, ;ii'
which   a   hat trimming   contest   v
held, in which a number of the ge
tleinen   leiok   part.     It   would   op.-i
Some   of   the   milliners'   eyes   I"
the  styles  displayed.
e<       SJ       *
The opening of the new South III
| Baptist   Church,   near   Ferris    I!
'has  been  fixed  feir  Sunday,  Oeteih
120,  when  dedication  services wil!   ;
j held.    Thc  opening  services  will  h
continued   on   the    three    fotlowii
Sundays.    On Monday, October 21,  i
banquet   will   be   held   ill   the   scln    1
; room attached to the new building
* ���   *
"Springridge" Good   Templar I."el-. ���
i Xo. 79 held their weekly meeting
usual   on    Friday   evening   in   Ceil
Cottage   Hall,   Victoria    Road.    '
same  being  called  to  order  bv  tl:
J Chief Templar.    Bro. T. C. Weir n    I
a  very  interesting  paper  in  dilution   with   their   work.     Notice   v.
| received regarding the Grand  L<"U
l annual session, which is to be held ri
'the Good Templar  Hall, Nanaimo. B.
IC,   on   Wednesday    and    Thursday,
September  25   and  26.     Proceeding i
will start at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, n
cesaitating  delegates   from   mainland
points   leaving   Vancouver   not   lab
than   thc  evening   steamer   the  nigh'
Bone���At    Collingwood,    B.C.,    on
Wednesday, September 11,  1912, to
Mr. and Mrs. A. Bone, a son.
In spite of all the warnings given,
electricians will still insist in trying
to get their wiring done before they
take out a permit. For this Sharp &
Co. had $11  to pay.
* ��, *
Fred McMahon had a second
charge to face of driving a motor car
without a licence. For this he had
to pay $8.25.
* >*    *
Wilford Jordan, a youth, made his
appearance to answer three separate
charges : riding a motor cycle on the
sidewalk; driving it after sunset without a light, and without having his
current licence number affixed. He
pleaded guilty, explaining that the
mistakes had arisen out of ignorance.
On payment of $6.25 he was let go.
S>      >S      *
Fred McMahon can congratulate
himself on his lucky escape. He appeared on a charge of having failed
to have a number attached to his motor car.    The case was dismissed.
* *    *
F. G. Bell & Co. found themselves
before the magistrate for an infrinrr-
ment of thc wiring bylaw. On payment of costs the case was withdrawn.
Wednesday Afternoon
Upon resumption of the investigation on Wednesday Mr. Alec. Graham,
municipal inspector of schools of
South Vancouver, was called, and the
Commissioner at once pointed out to
him that at a previous session of the
inquiry it had been stated that he
had said that it was no use asking
for tenders for supplies, as certain
firms had the monopoly. "Were you
opposed to the calling of tenders feir
supplies?" asked  the  Commissioner,
"1 was not," replied the witness.   "Did
you  state  that   Clarke  iii  Stuart  had
practically    the    supplies    iu    their
hands-?" "I did not,    said witness.
Mr.   George   Rae  told   the   story  of
how he purchased two bus in D. L.
37 for $7,500, and told them six weeks
after to the School Trustees for $15,-
000. After thc sale witness said he
was approached by one of the trustees
for a commission, but he never paid
any. lie might have done so had he
been approached in a different manner. It was Spencer Robinson who
approached him.
Mr. Spencer Robinson admitted
that there had been friction between
himself and Mr. Rae, and the Commissioner hinted that personalities
had better be dropped. Mr. Robinson was then examined on school
plans and contracts. He was prepared to prove that Mr. Vogel was
camping around McDonald's office
for a fortnight while certain plans
were in preparation. He denied that
Mr. McArthur said in the morning
that he was heard telephoning to Mr.
Watson. The plan of McDonald was
not accepted.
The Commissioner���It is suggested
there was a collusion between you
and Watson, and also between Vogel
and Macdonald. To this Mr. Robinson replied that the plan of Mr. Bowman was accepted to put an end to
thc collusion which they suspected
between Vogel and Macdonald.
Other members of the old board of
trustees were  examined.
Chief of Police Jackson is on a trip
to Vancouver Island, where he will
spend thc first vacation he has taken
since he joined the South Vancouver
police four years ago,
Once more Mr. Crehan has opened
his court, but nothing of a sensational
nature has yet occurred. This is the
final clean-up of the School Board
British Columbia calls for
British Brain & British Gold
On the western rim of the greatest empire that has been, a marvellous city is in the making.
Vancouver's story is more wonderful than that of any fabled city
of the East.
South Vancouver adjoins this commercial outpost of Empire.
Today the sunny slope on the North Arm of the mighty Fraser
offers the same chances to investors that Vancouver offered ten
years ago.
South Vancouver calls for three different types of Britishers���
manufacturers to build factories on four miles and a half of deep
fresh-water frontage in its primeval state; merchants with a few
hundred pounds to go into business; and honest men and women
who will work.
South Vancouver has splendid rail and water transportation
facilities, a population of 35,000 prosperous householders, cheap
homesites, and the best climate on earth.
Charles Harrison - tm^MSTm


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