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Vol. II,   No. 29
Price 5 cents
Enthusiastic Gathering at South Vancouver Liberal Club
Voices Opposition to Present Reactionary Government
Crowded Meeting Hears Mr. S. S. Taylor,
K.C., Mr. J. B. Holden, Mr. J. W. Weart
and Other Prominent
Liberals on the Political Situation���
Opposition Throughout Province to Borden
and McBride Mis-government
Declared to be "Spreading Lif\e a Prairie
p.  >���
MR. S. S. TAYLOR, K.C., the eminent barrister who was chiel speaker
at the Liberal Club
Packed to the door, tbe first public
.1 ring  of the new   South Vaucou-
Llberal   cluh,   last   week,   passed
li with eclat.    Its unqualified success
.'as   a   complete   vindication   of   the
here of organized opposition to
In present iniquitous government of
lie country, both at Victoria and Ol-
lawa.   'It   afforded   striking  local  evi-
ence of  the great revival of Libcral-
���m now taking place throughout the
hole Dominion,   And it sounded a
II I"  linns eef all  the   Liberal  forces
'ie- district to help replace the present   reactionary  and   arbitrary   Con-
ative  domination  pf thc country
m  honest, stable and progressive
Liberal government, Federal as well
as   Provincial.
For the opportunity thus given,
Gerald McGeer, president, Mr. Harry
Kay, secretary, and thc other members of the club are to bc heartily
congratulated In the success oi their
arrangements, Several prominent
Liberals addressed the meeting, including Mr. S. S. Taylor, K.C., Mr.
J. W. Weart, Mr. J. R Holden, formerly a member of the Alberta legislature, Mr. William Morris and Mr.
Macdonald, who had been expected to
attend was prevented by election work
in  the   Islands  constituency.
Clue of thc first speakers called upon by the chairman, Mr. Gerald McGeer, after some brief introductory
remarks, was Mr. J. Francis Bursill,
otherwise more popularly known as
Felix Penne, a valued contributor to
the "Chinook." Mr. Bursill, as might
he expected from a life-long Liberal
..I" the old school as well as a present resident of Collingwood, "that
hot bed of Liberalism" made a rousing speech. Referring to Gladstone
as thc "grand old man" whose name
had ever been as a trumpet blast in
the Old Country, lie exhorted his
hearers te. aid in spreading throughout the length and breadth of the land
the principles of Liberalism, of which
Laurier, the grand old man of Canaela, was now the great exponent.
Mr. William Muni-, chairman of
South Vancouver School lie .ard, said
he did  not  think   that  any  man  who
was nally progressive could be anything but a Liberal. His ideal of 8
leader  oi    Liberalism    was    Lloyd-
REEVE D. C. MACGREGOR, of Bjrnaby, who is again in the field for
the chief magistracy of that progressive municipality
George, who, in the Old Country, had
faced times when the Liberal party
was in an almost hopeless minority,
with courage and success. He thought
Lloyd-George's example should stimulate local Liberals in similar conditions.
Referring to the recent visit of
school trustees to Victoria. Mr. Morris severely criticised the present administration of educational matters
in the province. "Education was too
important a subject to be tacked mi
to another department. It should
have separate representation." These
clubs, continued Mr. Morris, were
the means of the members having s i-
cial intercourse and the helpful interchange of ideas. To liim, he said,
Liberalism was not merely a creed;
it was a  religion.
Mr. I. C Holden, formerly a mem
ber of the Sifton administration in
Alberta, said that as a new comer to
this- part of British Columbia, one
of the lirst friends he met here was
Mr. Harry Kay, who had always been
foremost in advancing Liberal principles. As a resident now in South
Vancouver lie intended to take an
active part in politics.
The present British Columbia government, saiel Mr. Holden, was too
one sided���too lob-sided, it was a
danger io the country. There should
he tin opposition in Victoria strong
enough to see ihat the government
d - not rush the estimates through.
[And there never would be a stable
government in B. C. until there is a
I strong opposition. As it was, the
estimates were passed in bulk, and
not properly criticised. It was such
meetings as the present splendid one
that would help to get results ill the
nexl elections, and he knew, said Mr.
d n, that there were sufficient disgruntled Conservatives in the province vhi. would welcome a change of
government, I Cheers, I
No Representation
li nas a disgiace, said Mr, Holden,
I ill.it Smith Vancouver .shouhl have no
representative in the provincial legislature.    Ai present ii was included in
the  Richmond    constituency,    represented   by   one   man   who   lines   not
visit the different pans of his consti-
ttiencj.    In    South    \ ancom er   his
Minn  was hardly known.   When the
ther   daj   thi y   were   asking   for  a
In idge, tin   pi "pie- in South \ ancou
i er ��> ere-  going  to cvei yone  except
������ i   mcmb< r   suppi si el   to   i epri senl
Soulh   Vancouver,    li    the)     would
i  rvi   'em a constituency    In   South
ancouver,  he  was  confidi nt  that  ii
would return a Liberal   (Cheers.)
The  chai man, in  calling upon  Ml
S   S   Taylor. K.t'.. the chiel  speaker
oi the evening, referred to him as a
(inaii whose legal and political attainment! would well qualify him to examine the affairs eef lhe attorney ee-n
[e-ral's department.    With Mr   Taylor
at Victor,,i  ihey could rely upon the
(Continued  on   Page 8)
Reeve Kerr Strongly Rebuts
Delegates* Statements at Victoria
Believes in Retrenchment, Consistent With the Active  Development of Work Throughout South Vancouver - Is  Optimistic
as to Financial and Material Prospects of the Municipality
Reeve Kerr expressed his strong
opinion, tee a representative of the
"Chinook" this week, that the state-
ments maele by several of the delegates at Victoria regarding the municipal conditions in South Vancouver
were exaggerated and misleading.
Neither the facts, he said, nor the
prospects of municipal affairs warrantee! the dismal prognostications
made by these delegates to the provincial government. Financially,
South Vancouver stands in as good,
if not better position than any other
municipality in Greater Vancouver.
As regards retrenchment, said the
reeve, a popular cry with some of the
critics of the present council, it was
only necessary to point to the several
instances where civic expenditure had
been curtailed and administration expenditure cut down during the current  year.
"I   believe,"  said   Reeve   Kerr,   "in
retrenchment,  as  long  as   it  is  consistent  with  the  continued    development of South Vancouver.    There is
necessary  public  work  and  improvements which cannot be stopped or Indefinitely delayed.    If these improvements  are  not   made  we   cannot   ex-1
pect   industries   to  locate,   or   people
tee remain residing in  the municipal!-1
ty.    Wc  must  do  something to pro- ]
tect tlie health of residents, and it is |
therefore   necessary   to   raise   money
for   sewerage.    There   are   hundreds
of ratepayers living in the municipality   who  depend  upon   and   expect  to
obtain  work on the  road* and  either
improvements necessary if South Vancouver is tei progress.
"It is true." saiel Reeve Kerr, "thai
South Vancouver sold no bonds this
year or last, but we are not i'oiie ill
that respect. As a matter of fact not
only has Sutttli Vancouver had to bc
temporarily financed until the market
permits of the bonds being put on ior
public issue, but many Canadian financial enterprises are being temporarily financed in the same way. Almost ruinous price- have lately been
paid by certain municipalities ior
temporary finance, as compared with
the price paid by South Vancouver,
These prices have created an unfavorable impression among financiers,
particularly among the directors of
lift Insurance companies anel -ther
corporations which buy largely in the
municipal bond  market.
"With refer-ne.- i> the statements
made by the delegation to the Provincial Government that South Vancouver i- practically in the hands of
the receivers, and that wc owe the
Bank of Montreal $1,125,000 at 7 per
cent   interest  at the present time and
will owe ihe bank in  February next
CAPTAIN J. B. HOLDEN, ex-member of the Provincial Legislature
of Alberta, who spoke at the Liberal Club meeting
$1,575,000 the statements are simply
not true. All we owe the Bank of
Mejntreal at present is 160,000 pounds
sterling,  or  roughly  $!400,000.
The bank took our unsold bonds
as security with an option to purchase; but in the meantime the council has full power te. dispose of the
li mds if the price is favorable; but
iln- present council will certainly not
sell their bonds at a sacrifice price.
"On September 30 last 140,000
pounds, or $700,000 treasury bills
came due, and these were renewed in
small blocks, On September 25 the
London e.fficc of our fiscal agents
sold 50,000 pounds worth of treasury
hills on a () per cent, basis less charges
rn- about 5!j per cent. The following
elay they sold Moon pounds worth at
the same price and later two blocks
of 10,000 and 20,000 pounds worth
were s-dd at '-' md 7 per cent, less
charges. Il was practically impossible- tei sell treasury bills to meet the
balance and we were obliged to make
temporary arrangements with tlie
hank to cover the loan till sufficient
treasury  bills   were   sold.
"In regard to income and expenditure 1 may say that this year the ex-
penditure will come well within our
estimate even allowing for a shrinkage- in the estimated amount from
taxes.    1'  is not true as stated by Mr.
i Continued i m  Page 8)
Election Dates to
Be Remembered
Who retired in favor of Mr. Thos. Dickie as candidate for reeve of South Vancouver at the meeting Wednesday night on Main Street. .As a result of several months persistent, merciless agitation against Reeve J.
A. Kerr and the present South Vancouver civic administration Mr. Gold earned the reputation of thc Man
with the big stick"
Court of Revision of Voters'
List, January 5.
Voting on Incorporation Bylaw, January 7.
In the event of Incorporation
being defeated, nominations for
Reeve and Councillors, January
12 as usual.
Election, January 17 as usual.
If Incorporation carries, nominations for Mayor and Aldermen, Monday, February 2.
Election, Saturday, February
Voters' List closes December
15. Booths for registration of
voters under personal supervision of Mr. J. B. Springford,
C.M.C, will be held in various
parts of the municippjlity on
dates announced elsewhere.
Mr. Thomas Dickie Will Fight for
Reeveship of South Vancouver
'Forty-four Famous Reasons" Flung Aside When Property
Owners and Friends Bring Pressure Upon Mr. Dickie and
Plead for A Year's Vacation for Taxpayer.
In accepting nomination    as    can-1
didate feer reeve of South Vancouver,
Ioffered him by a large body of properly owners, at the Old School House
meeting      Wednesday      night.      Mr.
! Thomas Dickie definitely stated that
lhe  weiuld be a  candidate.     In  ,t most
1 moderate speech, he outlined his plat-
\ form as follows :
1. Retrenchment. administration
economy and reform.
2. A year's vacation for the tax
3. Union with the city at the earliest possible moment.
4. Aid tei the unemployed in South
Vancouver during the coming winter, suggesting this in the shape of
road-clearing might be provided and
that a municipal employment agency
I might  be  organized.
5. No municipal contract to be
| given without first asking tor public
j tenders.
6. Amendments tei the municipal act
whereby the indemnity of councillors
! and   reeve   might   bc   increased   to   a
I point   where   a   tangible   recompense
I we mid be  paiel  f c -i   services rendered.
Mr. Dickie stated that each of these
planks   would  be   subject    to  . slight
changes.   These reforms were needed
from  his  knowledge  of  the  situation
from the outside.    Should he be elected,  greater   familiarity   with  the  in
side workings at the Municipal Hall
would suggest other reforms.
Mr. Dickie did met make any reference to his letter declining the
candidacy, published in these columns
last week, setting forth the famous
forty-four reasons.
He let it be known that he would
not ask any man for a vote. Hc
would not spend one cent on the
contest. If thc people wanted him,
he would give his services. He was
neit iii the held as an individual, but
as the spokesman for a worthy cause.
11" he were elected, then he would
not pay any part of the cost of the
campaign, he stated. If defeated,
however, he would then pay his share.
It was only after heavy pressure
had been brought upon him by many
of lhe more reliable men of the district Mr. Dickie said, that he had consented to run.
Representatives were present from
all the wards in thc municipality. Mr.
William  Winram  presided.
The speakers were Messrs. Edward
Gold, J. B. Holden, School Trustee
Campbell, and Councillor Thomas,
who pledged himself to support Mr.
Dickie, and other ratepayers.
Mr. Dan Grimmett was appointed
treasurer and following the speeches,
there was a rush of contributors to
the cause, Mr. Gold flourishing a
cheque  for $100. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1913
PRICE   $3.50-
Every  Iron is guaranteed by the B. C. Electric for 10 years
SEYMOUR 5000 (Near Davie)
We do all kinds of Transfer.     Special attention paid to
All Kinds of Repairing Autos For Hire Autos Stored
Fraser Street Garage & Motor Transfer
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Advertising space is valuable, because the book is in use
by everybody, on duty constantly, every day in the year.
It is the only medium that cannot be read at one sitting
and then laid aside and forgotten.
The Telephone and the Directory never part company.
Side by side with the means of advertising, it is the means
of making the sale.
Do you not think it should have your careful consideration?
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Repeal the Medical Act!
No inch  thins  at  in  incurable disease,  only  at  the hands of medical  doctors,  why
accept their decisions.*
MELVILLE   t*.   KEITH,   M.D,
says: "No drugs needed, ami never
any cutting. The cult in BT i* fur
the purpose o( allowing the "Modern Surgeon" to make a bill.
Do not allow your dearest treasure
to be cut open to furnish profit to
thc   doctors."
"The doctor has ben educated
along wrong lines of thought, and
the invalid goes from bad to worse
until death is a welcome relief.
They are viscious in the fact that
they endeavor by law to poison
the human race and if any oppose
their methods they bring down
everything in their power to crush
the   O'BRIEN   HALL   at   8   p.m.
READ   "How   to   take   Care   of   a
"Royal    Roael   to   Hell    (Grave)"
and   get   wise   as   to   the   ejselessncss
of    the    meelical    doctor.      Sold    at
PROF.  S. J.  F.  STRANACK leading   book   stores.
DON'T DESPAIR I  Consult the Professor no matter what your trouble may be
Prof. S. J. F. STRANACK, Mentalist
(Chronic and so-called Incurables Preferred)	
All Diseases are cured alike by MENTALISM.    "No Curative Power in Medicine.
EMPRESS ROOMS        Phone Sey. 2140        440 RICHARDS ST.
SCIENTIFIC MAIL COURSES; Suggestive Therapeutics for Curing Diseases, $10;
Suggestive Therapeutics as an Anaesthetic, $5; Complete, $15.
Cor. 30th Avenue and Main Street
Comfortable Hall for public meetings,  dances,  etc.,  to  Let
34 32nd Avenue
All   Communications   should be Addressed to "The Labor Editor"
Bowser, H he had been the thinker,
H .i member "i tbe legal profession
we would expect him to lee. ihould
havi been able t'e "mar-hall liis facta/'
.���mil provide feer accordingly,
li the government had been studying their own interests they would
nevei have allowed the strike to proceed ai n  has.
A cute politician would have immediately scented danger. His policy
would have been in keeping arith hii
wish t'e keep that whieh he had���tbe
.1 off it
Far lift frae me that I aspire
To blame jour legislation!
Di   lay, ye wisdom want, or iin-,
Tee rule- this mighty nation!
But, faith!   I muckle doubt, my sire,
Ve've  trusted  ministration
To chaps, wha in a ham or byre,
Wad better filled iheir station
Than  courts yon  day.
The Conservative party have g'et
themselves into a nice mesa over the
strike on Vancouver island. Their
friends, the Liberals, could not have
wished feer any thing better than the
events which followed the suspension
of work ley the miners.
No finer object li ison could have
been given the workers of the fatuity
��� ei expecting anything from a class
whose interesti at all times are diametrically opposed to their own.
With  in.    eiie    i  ictittj   li it is,    :,r<   ���.,���    ;,-  t,r  griinr  important!
and   human   nature   what   it   is,   it   is   than   rearing  pheasant.,     or     making
whimsical to expect a class who have pleasure trips to the Old Country.
the power, and know their power, Had thev consulted their own inter-
to legislate so that their Income might ettl a special session -if parliament
be jeopardised. would have been called and taken ac-
UCCBSlonally, It might be good peel- tjon tl, prevent such a calamity as that
icy for them t.i throw a little sop in whiCn ha, happened.
thc  shape  of a  labor  commission  or       ,,.,      ,      , ���       ���   ,i ,,
���,l, ,,il,���, ,,���;..;. u.    it ;. i     .i lhe   handwriting   is   on   the     wall.
ut h other triviality i!   t he the' means .,,     , ��� , , ., i ,     ,
I rate unionists and the genera   body
Perhaps it is rather vulgar to suggest a line "i action to mch a brilliant mind, bul had tin- I'. C government ipenl leas time with it- powerful capitalistic friends, it would have'
been more to their mutual advantage.
An industry of tbe importance sue.)
as it is ill li. C, shouhl never have
been allowed I'i shut down.    Its wcl-
Your OWN Home is HOME in every
Sense of the Word
]��� ;- attractive and cosy.    You made it so with tbe
= ; knowledge that yeju would get big returns in ce.mfort
= '��� and enjoyment ior the time and trouble spent    L'nccr-
= ; taunt of conditions does not warrant such expenditures
=== in this rfirection with the rented home.
For   $1500,   imall   payment   down,   balance   in   easy
"#���;�� monthly instalments, we will build a four-room bunga-
��� ==== biw   with   full   basement,   concrete   foundation,   living
:^=E i   'in. liming room, bedroom, Hie hen. bathroom, plumb-
; = = ing wit'* up-to-date enamelled fixtures, beautiful elec-
; = ; trie   fixtures,   hot   air   beating   apparatus,   large   front
j = = verandah  and  back  porch.    For $2(��0 we  will  build,     S = 5
:=== embodying your own ideas ai far bi practicable, a five     S==
: = = room bungalow, similarly finished as above.
:=== NU obligation incurred ii you talk "house" with us,       S= =
;g=416.TJOWe Street Vanco-uver;B.C=;
eif strengthening th.'ir bold on their
Itandbyes���working men who are Con-
scrvative because they have been
taught to believe that "prosperity" is
allied t��> torylsm.
If Bowser and McBride have the
antipathy they say they have towards
socialists and socialism���then we
must conclude they are even more
helpless in their political diplomacy
than  in  the  industrial  sphere.
No liner propaganda has been done
for the labor movement since constitutional government was established in B. C.���aye, in Canada���than
that which the Hon, W. J. II. and as
of workers have gathered new heart.
The eehl time difficulty of getting the
workers  to think  "politically"  along
the  same line  for  their  mutual  good \
is  fast  disappearing.
As we said before, no finer propa-1
ganda was ever    done for the labor
movement and the end of the How-i
ser   regime   is   not   far  off.
*    *    *
Docs Dowser honestly believe in
his own mind tbat tbe workers of
B. C. are inclined to put the brand of
criminal 'en any of the men who have
been   hailed   before   the   court?     Wc
sociales  have done, and are  still do-j have so much respect  tor his intell.
ing. I genee that wc will not believe it. The
True,  it  has been  done  at  the  ex-1 following   news   item
pense of helpless women -	
ren. but what great movement for the j'"
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 :   Slst Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.    Phone :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Collingwood   East,   Phone :   Collingwood 33.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
  ..^...   sheiuld      show
and  child-  him  how  the  general  puhlic look on
...tent for the  h'1  "criminals" :
amelioration  of  existing    conditions     LADYSMITH,   B.C.,   Nov.   15.���
among the common people has been This week'has been a notable one in
brought about without hunger, hard- Ladysmith. When it became known
ship, aye���ami don't forget it���le- J that the miners' counsel had obtain-
gained  murder. j cfJ   bail   for  a   number  of  tbe    boys
We have to thank the fine body of, awaiting trial, there was quite a rush
men who are located over on Van- from the sympathizing public to stand
couver Island for their sturdy Stand bail. Among the bondsmen are some
against Mich "dark age" autocrats, of the prominent merchants and citi-
Thev   might   bc   able   to     drill    and . zens,  one  merchant   going   bail     for
"drum-major"   nice   quiet   citizens   of | $6,000
Vancouver   into   returning   a     "solid
five" but they have caught a tartar in
their  endeavor  to  play  off the  same
game on the  Island.
The miners on Vancouver Island
will go down in the history of R. C.
as  thc  means  of  bringing  about  the
Straws show which way the
winds blow, and it appears tbe merchants have found out whom they
have to look to for the future prosperity eef  their  business.
On Friday the bondsmen were rc-
quircd t'e sign the necessary legal
documents  at   Nanaimo,  and   in   the
destruction of a rule which knocked meantime preparations were going
Paul Kruger's reign in the Trans- ahead to give the hoys a welcome
vaal into a cocked hat, I home.    On their arrival on the aftcr-
no.in train they were given cheers in
no uncertain manner. After greeting their loved ones, they marched
to the L'nieen Hall I" the inspiring
vc and justice. The miner- are strains "f ,lu' Marseillaise and other
only fighting for what the govern- patriotic hymns, where an informal
ment themselves th..tight right ami >ecepti,,n took place, lhe reception
proper should be done in the mine to f?��k_'.jj.-J.���.��
safeguard   the   miners'   lives.
With  II. C. so well organize!
the tory machine the Attorney-Gen-
Criminals!   No, sir.   Bowser might
be a lawyer, hut lit has yet to cut his
wisdom tee'ih in the profession to
understand   the     difference     between
South Vancouver Lumber Co.
Mill and Office : Foot of Ontario Street, on Fraser River
Phone Fraser 94 W.  R- Dick, Proprietor
eral   allowed   himself   t"     think     he
fe mill treat the miners' demands with
But Bowser forgets one important
iastic addresses by prominent officials
,'i the U. V. W. of A . Parker Williams, M I'I'.. 1). McLean, and tin-
hoy- who are eeut of bail, pro tem,
President   Doherty  presiding,
In the evening a social was held,
the hall being decorated in an irtis-
tic  manner  with   mottoe"
C. Gardiner - Johnson & Company
Johnson's Wharf
Phone : Sey. 9145
The   so
,, . .   , ?        , '    .   . tic   manner   with
thing.    It has not been because ol the     . j      , , ,   ft.aJ g ,  |ucceg     ,,���.
powerful tory machine that his gov-    ,   ,  , uilh     d ��� ,   tin    w,.��� ;���,,,
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eminent have been elected inl" office. It has not been because of lh,
clap-trap speechifying of him and his
associates, It has not been because
of the' "wonderful development" (sic)
of the province of Uriiish Columbia
Il has not been because almost all
the government land has been given
I awav to real estate gamblers (aliens
I at than but BECAUSE of the apathy
I eef the people.
the  small  hours,  when  all    rt
home wishing  success  for  the  cause
and freedom f> it the \ ictims of Bov, ���
-,���;'- injustice
+   *   *
A sociologist is a guy who advises
a   man  who   is  keeping   nine  children
on $10 a ��eek th il limi usines and
champagne are unhealthy luxuries.���
Cincinnati "Enquirer."
The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy listens tae a speerited argyment on the merits o' public men
Phone : Fr����r 34 - 46th Are. ��nd Fr��Mr
Hoo's  a'  wi'
snaw itorm.
I wis up at a meetin' the ither nicht
at the municipal hall. Durin' the
time we were waitin' een lhe audience
assemblin' there wis a wee bit impromptu discussbon started.
It wis the day o' the big snaw
storm an' we were commiseratin' wan
wi' anither on oor various sare bits.
The maist general complaint wis chil-
yblains an' yae can t|iiite unnerstaun
hoo a fellie haen sic an afflickshun
wudna bc in a very guid temper.
At   least  that's  the   only  reason   I
could vouchsafe  for wan o' thc com-
native son, gettin' a bit fresh,
commencin' tac gie thc auld country folk a tellin' off.
We were discussin' thc municeepal
an' political situaslnm.
We didna get very faur afore wan o
the company, a Scotty, began be-
wailin' the lack o' public speerit a-
mong the citizens at large
The fellies oot here, he went e.n tat-
say, didna seem tac tak ony interest
in public affairs. The cooncillors
werna a patch on the wans we had at
hame. They hadna got the brains,
that wis a' aboot it. He didna blame
the cooncillors for bein' devoid o that
commodity, but hc blamed the eleckturs for no' gettin' the very best men
tac Staund for public office.
If ony o' them conducted their ain
private affairs, he goes on. in the same
wey they managed or mismanaged
public bizness they'd sune need tae
start scratchin' for their feed.
The fat wis in tbe fire an' for the
next hauf hoor I had as fine a bit entertainment as 1 could hae wished for.
Wan n' the pairty. a big, tall six-
fitter, a Canuck, got up an' made as
if he wis gaun tae annihilate the previous speaker.    Hooever, he chenged
his inin' an' opened lire em him wi'
Ilis tongue: "Tac hear yem fellies talk
yae wud think a' yaer public men at
name were angels. The time they're'
no' singin' Scots Wha Mac or Stop
Yaer Ticklin'. Jeeck. they're oot workin' feir the guid n' thc public, Ihey
never think o' daen onything for themsels. Yaere a very disinterested lot.
yeiu Scotsmen, but dinna try an' mak
us fellies oot here believe yaere ony
better than the rest o' US. Yaere aye
commentin' on us fellies oeit here ped-
ellin' hot air but it'll tak something
guid for tae bate you auld countrymen at that game
The heather wis een fire. "I tell
yae this." said thc Scotty, "if ony
wan o' thc various incidents that I've
read o' sin I've dime met here bad
happened at hame the public man responsible wud sune hae got his mairch-
in' orders. Wan thing us folk at
hame were aye share o'. Nae maitter
hem  much   we  micht   differ  frae  oor
I representative   on   public     questyins.
; we never yet heard the braith o' sus-
jueechun   uttered   in   rcgaird  tac   their
i honesty in public life.
"Since I've come oot here," he goes
on, "it's quite a common thing when
discussin'  a   puhlic   questyin   tac   ask
! wan anither boo much they thocht
the cooncillor or M.P. wis gettin' oot
i1 the deal. It's a bad state tac be in.
whether   there's   ony   grund   for   the
i sitspecchun or no'. The public dinna
seem tae hae ony confidence in their
representatives at a'."
"Weel, it's no' the taut o1 the cooncillors feir that, is it?" says the Canuck, "I'm sick tired o' hcarin' you fellies frae the auld country continually
pratin' aboot the graun men an' the
fine tinu yae had at hame on yaer
eicht or nine dollars a week.    What
did yae conic OOt here for at a' if yae
were sae weel off at hame? Forbye,
is it nei' a fact that mare than fifty per
cent, o' the residents oot here are
auld country folk. If they arc sac
hnni'St feelk why dae they no' stir up
an' tak an interest in public affairs as
yae say they did at hame."
1 ceiuld see very weel that the reference tae the cicht or nine dollars a
week had got my countryman's dander up.
"It's a' very weel for ynu tae talk
about the auld country folk oeit here.
It's quite true, as you say. hauf o' the
pnpulashun come frae thc auld laund
but thc biggest pairt o' the cmigra-
shun has taen place durin' the last
three years. It taks a man a wee
whitey tac get acclimatised an' maist
o' the time he's no' traivellin' in the
car gaun tae or comin' hack frae his
work he's doon in thc back yaird sawin'  or splittin'  wud.
"Mark my words, though," he continues, "as sune as thc auld country
man gets a wee bitty ahead o' thc
cook stove an' the heater he's gaun
tac mak some o' you fellies sit up.
"As for yaer tryin' tae hae a dig at
us on oor eicht or nine dollars a
week.   Hoot mon! it only shows yaer
colossal ignorance. A fellie wi' nine .
dollars a week at hanic wis jist as
weel off as wan wi' 18 or 20 dollars
oot here���an' he didna need tac break
his back sawin' an' splittin' wud efter
his work wis dune. Wi' a hauf a dollar he could hae mare rccreashun an
enjoyment than a fellie oot here could
get wi' five.
"Get awa'. man, yae fair scunner
me when I hear yae talk aboot yaer
dollars���an' maist o' them imported
frae thc auld country at that."
I dinna ken hoo long thc argyment
wud hae went on hadna the chairman
ca'd the meetin' tae order.
Hooever. I couldna help thinkin' on
what my fellie countryman had been
Efter the auld country folk hae got
ower the chicken fever maist o' them
tak when they come oot here
an' manage tac get thc stumps pu'd
oot o' their estate they'll hae a wee
bitty mare time on their haunds an'
then we'll see somethin' stirrin'.
In thc meantime, we've got tae mak
the best o' it���an' we'll see hoo mony
o' them tak advantage o' their franchise at the comin' clcckshuns.
Yours through the heather,
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Rtsch. only $250.
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"Tp Abolish Trial by Jury"���Drastic   Immigration   Laws���Answers
To An  Inquisitive Member
Beaver Transfer Co.
Furniture. Piano Moving and
all sorts oi teaming done.
Calls from any part of Vancouver or South Vancouver
will receive our closest attention.
All orders promptly attended
Special Rates to Municipal Hall
and other South Vancouver
This Saturday night there will be,
shouhl   be,   a   "lull   house"   al   the
I Collingwood Parliament. The strangers''gallery should be al- , filled, feir
lhe   matters   t.e   lie   dJSCUSIed   an    ol
I \ iial importance.
(in Saturday nigfit "Mr. Speaki r"
\\ II Kent was in the' chair and
I hen WI s a lair���but only a fair���
attendance. The parly whips must
get buiy. Mr. Teein Prentice was
welcomed t.i the house and Mr. Burners mail'' a re-appearance,
Then' is one member of the Ced-
lingwood Parliament wlm is like that
immortal character ereateel by Dic-
ki us In always "wants to know���
! you know." At a previous session
eei tht housi l,c asked questions
'.which must hat,' set ilu- "Premier"
and other ministers ransacking the
"Encyclopaedia Brittanica." What a
| l,,t e.f trouble would be saved ii the
member per C^omox wouhl get a
("Canadian War Book"���and Study iti
Nlany questions were answered on
i Saturday night. The Canadian government, said Premier Todrick. will
follow the lead of Great Britain as
to an exhibit at the Panama Exposition.
The Hindu population of Uriiish
Columbia was stated to be 6729. The
answer as tee the "Niobe" and the
"Rainbow" was very short���but not
sweet. The government, that is Premier Todrick s government will strip
"the Canadian Navy" of all valuables,
and then sink the hill's, so tha! "lhe
awful blunder" of the Laurier government  may bc forgotten,
During the year ending 31st December. 1912, postage stamps to the value
of $12,034,660 wcre  sold in  Canada.
Several other questions were answered,  but   thc   member   for   Comox
waa ii"t present to ask���as the leader
..i the opposition suggested he might
ask; "How many drops e.i rain fell
in Collingwood een April lhe first, anel
uii.u was the effect on the local cabbage heads?"
Premier Todrick then introduced
an aci to be cited a- "Th,' Juries Abolition Act."    Briefly, after this act
comes in force lif ever it does COOTC
in force I, any person ag.iin.si whe.in
a "true bill" has been returned and
who is indicted for crime, shall met
be trieel by a jury, but by a .iinltie', anil
ihe verdict "f tin' judge shall be as
potent as the verdict of a jury, The
acl shall coine into force on llie lirsl
day of July. In introducing the hill
(which was read a liis' ami second
time), the Premier sketched the history eef trial by jury, lie showed that
the Normans summoned twelve Men
tei testify as to mailers of fact within
their knowledge. Originally jurors
were more witnesses than judges.
Juries ,,i today, according to Premier
Todrick, are noi guided solely by the
evidence placed before them; tliey allow their e.svn feelings and prejudices
to influence them, so this act will put
tht fate "f a criminal into thc hands
eif a judge, trained to weigh the value
of evidence, and trained to eliminate
freem his mind all feelings and prejudice.
The hill will be holly discussed tonight, Saturday.
An act "lo amend the Immigration
Act" was also read a lirst time. This
Subject is dealt with in another column.
An urgent "whip." Members and
visitors, attend al 8 sharp tonight,
there will be "a hot old time."
Ceed  Save  thc  King
days after date I intend to apply to the
Licence Commissioners of South Vancouver for
a shop licence for the purpose of selling spi.i-
tuous and fermented HquorB on the premises situated on Lot 8. Block 49, D. L. 3651.
Dated at Collingwoo:! East, B.C., this
6th day ol November,  1913.
Secretary Wanted
Written applications will be received by the undersigned up to Wednesday, November 26, for position of
Secretary to the North Fraser Harbor Board. State experience and qualifications.   Salary 5100 per month.
1654 ISth Ave. East.
South Vancouver.
ON  MONDAY.  DECEMBER  15,  1913
Arrangements have been r.iaje w'nereby a
duly autho.izcd official v.i'1 be sta'.ioned in
each district, the place and date noted below,
with a tir al t cory of ncv Voter:.' Liit complete, for the purpose of fei'. ing all ratepayers
an opportunity to inqri.-e as lo whether thtir
name is on such list, the correctness of same,
etc., anil to take decorations from those
qualified an-1 wishing to be placed upon such
Hit. You may apply at any of the following placet:
NO.   1  FIRE HALL, Collingwood.  December
4 and 5. hours, 7 to 9 p.m.
C.  F.  BROADHURST. 3495 Commercial  St.,
Cedar   Cottage,   December  ti,   hours,   2  to
5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
F.   E.   ELLIOTT,   43rd   anel   Victoria   Drive,
December g anel 9, hours, 7 to 9 p.m.
PEOPLES   PROVIDERS,   Fr.aer  and   River
Road.   December   10,   hours,   7   lo  9   p.m.
F.   LOBBAN.  corner  63r.l  Avenue anel   Main
Street.   December   II,  hours.  7  lo  9  p.m.
December  12. hours, 7 to 9 p.m.
NEAR  CORNER  MAIN  ST.  and 23th  Ave..
December    13,   hours,   1   to   5   and   7   to
9  p.m.
W.    H.   GALLAGHER,   448   Pender
City.   December   12,   hours   10  to
W.    H.    GALLAGHER,   448   Pender
City.   Dicember   13,   hours,   10   tc
7 lo 9 p.m.
A new municipal position has been
created in bouth Vancouver, tbat of
inspector of bakeshops, Health Inspector Kcclestonc has been recommended by the council for the post.
* *   *
Residents in South Vancouver who
have not been able hitherto to get
numerals for their houses can now
do so, an additional supply having
been obtained by Building Inspector
* e|<       *
Councillors Campbell, Thomas and
Humphries have been appointed by
thc South Vancouver council as a
committee to work in conjunction
with thc Board of Trade in seeking to
secure thc abolition of the five-cent
toll levied by the R. C. Telephone
Company on all calls between South
Vancouver and City of Vancouver
Exchanges. Its abolishment is expected through this Joint action.
116     CROWN     BUILDING
A COURT OF REVISION will be held
on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1913 at 2
o'clock p.m., at the MUNICIPAL HALL,
Corner of 43rd Avenue and Fraser Street, for
the purpose of hearing complaints against the
proposed assessments, or thc accuracy of
frontage measurements, and any other complaints which persons interested may desire to
make and which is by law cognizable by the
November 15, 1913.
TAKE NOTICE THAT Monday, December
15, 1913, is the laat day for filing declarations
v/ith the undersigned, from those who are
holding property in this Municipality, and
who may be classed as "The last agreement
to purchase holder, or the last Assignee of
auch Agreement." You must make such
declaration before your name can be placed
on new Voters' List.
Real Estate Auction
Kingsway Snap
I.ot near Victoria Road for $1,300.
.>ne-third cash, balance 6 and 12
Duncan Building      123 Pender St. W.
TAKE NOTICE THAT Monday. December
1, 1913. is the last day for filing declarations
with the undersigned, in order that you may
be placed  on new Voters'  List.
C. M. C.
Can  supply your  needs  at right
(Right at Station)
Why Go With
the Bunch
Down town to play Billiards and
Pool, when we have a more up-to-
date and sanitary billiard and poolroom in South Vancouver ?
Latest and most improved tables at
4209 Main Street
Near 26th Avenue
With regard lo the appeal of the
South Vancouver branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses published in
last week's "Chinook," we are asl<cd
to state that the following are the
names and addresses to which donations of money or goods may be
sent :
Mrs. I. Dickie, president of the
branch, 226 19th Avenue West; Mrs.
J. Mullett, 4520 Quebec street or Mrs.
A. E. Voting, 62 48th avenue west,
South  Vancouver.
Mr. E. B. Calc, proprietor of thc
"Successful Poultrymau," a Vancouver
Journal, is a wrjll-known puultry-
breeder in tbe province and al the
recent Richmond Poultry Show was
one of the most successful competitors.
There is quite a bunch of prospective candidates for the Recvcship
eif Burnaby in the coming municipal
elections. The following names are
mentioned as likely to contest : Reeve
McGregor, Councillors .MacPherson,
I-'auVel, ex-Reeve Weart ami Mr. II.
M. Fraser.
In East llurnaby Councillor Coldicutt and Mr. J. C. Allen are stated to
be candidates who will probably seek
municipal honors at the elections,
*   *   *
There arc stated to be now 20,000
holdings in Point Grey municipality
a- compared wilh 17,00(1 last year, anil
there arc expected to be about 5,000
names on the voters' list now being
+      ek      s,
The West  Poinl Grey I niprovenicnl
Association have' prepared a scheme
for beautifying the municipality in
which  is  Included the setting aside
of additional park siles and the plain
Ing  of boulevard!   with   trees.
Mr. Iv II Uraiikman, eif the Industrial Development committee of Denver, Col., arrived in Vancouver ihis
week with the object of studvinu the
industrial conditions of Greater Vancouver.
*       *       *
The Central Park Women's Institute and the churches in the Central
Park district arc organizing a scheme
for providing hot luncheons t.i children attending the schools. It is proposed to supply the children, who
live long distances from their schools
with hot meals at a small charge, and
special provision will be made for the
children of poor parents unable t'i
pay for the meal tickets.
Municipal Engineer Macpherson, of
Hurnaby, has prepared a scheme,
which he presented to thc Hurnaby
Board of Trade, in which future street
planning would combine traffic, building and aesthetic considerations.
Houlcvarding, tree-planting and the
beautifying of school playgrounds
are the main features of a comprehensive scheme. In this connection
Mr. Macpherson proposes the formation of a Burnaby Beautiful Association and the holding of an annual
"Arbor Day," on the lines of similar
celebrations in Eastern Canada and
the States.
At a meeting of ratepayers at Hillcrest on Monday evening when municipal affairs were discussed, Mr. Robert McBride expressed the opinion
that if the organization played its
cards right annexation to thc city
would be secured by next May. A
committee, including Messrs. Holden.
Winram, McKim, Thos. Dickie and
R.  McBride, was appointed  to  draw
It is less than five weeks from Christinas.     If you would get good
selection and plenty of time for inspection of stock, BUY NOW.
DRESSING ROBES,  $7.50 t.. $25.00.
HOUSE COATS, $5.00 to $23.00.
Silk mid Woollen MUFFLERS.
Dents'  KID ami  MOCHA    GLOVES ��� lined
and unlined,
NECKWEAR in Silk and  Poplin.
Ladies' HANDBAGS al great reductions,
bitted  ami   Plain  CLUB    BAGS    and    SUIT
Ladies' ami  Men's   UMBRELLAS; plain or
fanry  handles
Silk ami Linen HANDKERCHIEFS; plain ot
Tel. Sey. 702. ' 30? lo 315 Hastings St. W.
Vancouver, B.C.
On and after October 25th, 1913, the offices and warehouse of this
Company will be located at 1 136 HOMER STREET, where we will have
larger  premises  with  better   facilities   for  handling  our  increasing    business.
Private Exchange io all Departments
Pease Pacific Foundry, Limited
up a platform for submission tej the
ratepayers   of   South   Vancouver.
=|e       St       St
In the course of an interview with
Sir R. Me Bride al Victoria, the South
Vancouver delegates were informed
lhat the C. X. R. will shortly begin
operations in the municipality. It is
hoped that this means a step towards the construction in Soulh Vancouver of the entrance of the proposed
funnel to False Creek, for whieh the
Soulh Vancouver Board of Trade have
been  working  for sonic lime.
*t      St      *
It sheiuld bc noted that all householders who have heen resident in
South Vancouver since January 1 of
the presenl year and all agreements-
of-sale holders who have not yet applied for registration as voters for
reeve and council, should apply to
the Municipal clerk for the necessary
papers. In making an application for
registration, applicants should first
ascertain the lot, block and D. L. on
which their house or other property
is situated as these particulars are
necessary and must be stated in thc
declaration signed by the applicant.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
I Mi the evening of December 2, the
Westminster Presbyterian Church
people arc holding a grand concert
at the church, Thc very best talent
has been secured feir the evening and
the concert will be of a class which
should warrant the support of all tbe
people in tbe district, irrespective of
religious leanings.    The young ladies'
of Westminster Church are most energetic in the promotion of church entertainments and, with the assistance
of the young men, have in the past
���et a splendid record for tbe churches
ni South Vancouver ifl the wor1.: of
arranging high-class attractions in the
church parlors.
Come High
"Marvellous!" exclaimed tbe elderly wallflower, "your daughter shows
such free movements in her graceful
"Free!" shouted the debutante's
father, "not much I I paid $10 apiece
for  every  one  of  'em."
B. C. Fruit Captures Gold Medals���Get
Your Fruit Tree Stock From Us
It is very gratifying for the fruit growers of British Columbia to know that B.C. apples, in competition with the world,
capture the gold medals.
It has been our object to produce fruit tree slock best suited
for tbe climatic conditions of the different districts of our province.
Any one planning to set out fruit trees will bc studying their
best interest by writing its for a list ot onr fruit tree stock,
which we are selling at eight to twelve dollars per 100, for year-
old apple trees, such as Jonathan, Spltzberg, Baldwin, Mcintosh
Kcd.Winesap and  twenty other different varieties.
The prices of our iwo-year-old stock, as well as our stock
of plums, cherries, pears and all kinds ot small fruit, you will
lind equally  cheap, according to grade and variety.
Don't forget. Wc can supply you with privet and holly for
hedges, cheaper and belter than you can get anywhere else.
Also shade trees, shrubbery of all kinds, roses and herbaceous plants (choicest flowering varieties), Alpine plants of
rarest kinds, wall Bowers, and in short, anything desirable to
make your home surroundings beautiful, is comprised in our
stock of over $100,000.     '
All orders for floral design work receive expert and prompt
Our bulb stock is home grown as well as foreign.
Head Office, 710 Dominion Building, 207 Hastings Street West.
Phone Seymour 5556
Greenhouses and Nurseries at Royal, on B.C. Electric Railway,
Eburne Branch, about two miles south of City Limits.
Day and Night Phone, Sey 7653
518 Richards St., Vancouver, B, C.
��� IIIIMI   I Nil���IBE������
Hamilton Bros.
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Office Phone:   FRASER 19
Residence Phone:    FRASER 25
(Day or night)
418 Winch Building Vancouver, B.C.
Wood Block
Mrs. J. Pengelly is prepared to
instruct advanced pupils for examinations in singing and pianoforte.
For  terms  address
South Vancouver.   South Hill P.O.
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. :ATURDAV.  NOVEMBER 29,  1913
J   J   MacDONALD, Manager
Main Strut, Near Harris Phone Seymour 4649
MATINEES���Thursday and Saturday
Night Prices���25 and 50 cents. Matinees, 25 cents
This Afternoon and Tonight, Last Times, The Speckled Band
Empress  Theatre
Lawrence & Sandusky announce
auothei novelty for next week al thi
Empress Theatre, starting Monday,
December I. It will be ihe very successful and mirth provoking farce
comedy "Our Wives,' which ii now in
iln .tilth wet k .it tin Cort Theatre in
Chicago and has had wry successful
run- in I.' - Angeles, San Francisco
md other Western cities    It will be
Lawrence & Sandusky, Lessees
Sey. 3907
Matinees Wed. and Sat.
In these days of rampant  woman-
h I when the fair sex i- clamoring
for ii- right- nothing could bc more
jits first performance in Vancouver on|timeJy than the .,nn..���.,t, ���>,.,. thai
ans stage and ii heralded as one of the Isabelle Fletcher nlayeri will pre-
ih. ..,.,-, genuine!) funny plays of re-1����< "��< weeU in elaborate produc-
cent years    Henry Katker, one of tl
cleverest   young  comedians    mi    tin-.  i^ia^n ,,
itage  today   hai  been    using    "Our The  play   .-   a  distinct   novelty
Wives" as a starring medium and Wal when it was first presented it arou
���uccen lias been pronounced in New
I York and on  the road.    Messrs Law-
rc. item new ween an cwuuian   ,-������......
tu-  .tion >>t  Pinero'i clever ^.itirc nn the
he  fcmincsl movement, "The Amazon*."
'i*ii,.  nlflv   l%  :i  distinct   novelty   and
H.  H.   DEAN,  Proprietor
We change daily with a fresh feature each day.     We have installed a New Powers 6 A, the most perfect motion picture machine
Come any night and see a NEW FEATURE on our NEW VT.R-
ROROIDE curtain just imported.
Cedar   Cottage   Theatre
20th Avenue and Commercial Street
We show the best, cleanest and most up to date pictures with a
complete change daily.
Our Amateur Programme on Thursday Night is the best in the city
rence & Sandusky in their constant
search for the newest ami best, have
secured this laughable comedy ami it
J will ht produced at ilu Empress next
week with a wealth 'ef scenic detail
and a powerful cast, Tin Lawrence
Company Ins always been particularly successful in uproarious farce-comedy of which "Our Wives" i- a splendid example and their success iu this
play is assured in advance.
"Thc Rosary," this week's attrac-
tlon i- nearing the end eif iti run, but
a few performances including the
Saturday matinee remaining, No
more thoroughly pleasing en- satisfactory dramatic entertainment has
been seen in Vancouver, i ir many
seasons. Th'- stage has unfortunately iieo im such plays as "The Rosary." I'ttrc in sentiment, and elevating in t"iie' il is all thai a good play
should 1"'. ;��� ii11 every man. woman or
child is tin- better f.>r teeing ii. Mr.
Lawrence has never done better work
than as th,- beloved priest, friend and
eel ,i tureen   .'I criticism in lome e|uar- i
nr-,  warm commendation  in others
ami a laugh that went round' Iht
world. It was tun attacked by ils
opponents on ihe ground 'ef immorality, yet there is absolutely nothing in
it lo warrant the latter objection. Ilj
��� i- simplj a good natured vehicle for
mildly having fun wiih those ladies
whei would be placed on an eiptality
with men in matters of politics ami
business. It will be a decided novelty i" local theatregoers ior the popular ladies oi tin- company will all appear in masculine attire. Miss Fletcher, Meta Marsky, Marie Stevens
;.nel the others will wear lie,%'.-. clothes and will run their little republic
which tin- Amazons set up after the'
manner in which they believe government should he administered. Of
i"ur-" they eventually give it up as
a hael job and Dan Cupid comes int"
ihe scheme "i things t,, lure- them
back to feminine standards. Tht
piece gives opportunity for some
beautiful stage -e'ttings which will bc
fully taken advantage "i by lln- man
Maude   Leone
In the Roaring Farce Comedy
Prices 25c and 50c Matinees 25c Any Seat
counsel,.,- Father Brian Kelly-it is agement and some beautiful andI um-
a splendid character drawing and will que stage pictures may In- e p "
fur her enhance this line actor's repu-, '"I he Speckled Band, win I, is the
tation. Maude Leone had great op- current offering has proved to he a
.ortunities to displaj her emotional veritable sensation and Pa��".h0����;
lual role of the twinUs have sal spellbound under the in-
sisters and rose t.i them nobly. Ray fluence of the great Sherlock: Hoi nes
Bruce Wif-1 play, and the capital acting ol thi
\s  a   mystery  play  there
18th and Main Street
"The House of Features"
Comfort and Well Selected Programmes
Change of Pictures, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, November 28 and 29
Travelers of the Road.   Western Drama���American.   The Banshee���
2-reel Irish Drama.   Kay Bel Faithful Shepherd Drama.   Tannhauser.
Schmitz the Tailor���Keystone Ccmedy
powers in  tl
sisters and r<	
Collins was prominent as
ton and Louis Anchor did his usual
good  work.    The  comedy  was  furnished mainly by Howard Russell and
Margaret Marriott and   screams   of
laughter     accompanied     their     every
word and action, Alt' Layne and
Daisy D'Avra alsei figured largely and
his conversion into an Irishman in
the person of Charley Harrow, was
extremely   funny.
company ^^^^^^^^^^^
are few that can equal "The Speckled
Band" and the thrills and sensations
which crowd closely after another
keep the audience in a continuous
state of excitement. This a/ternoon
and t'etiiedit will sl(. the last performance.
liv  Felix Penne
'Stllllt elll. .'(ollltSill!IK>s\iKI(ll.'t/l
Vaudeville      Meant
Prices 15c 25c, 35c, and 50c
wo Shows Nightly, 7:30 and 9.15
Matinee daily 3 p.m.
ShCW STARTS.-2.<1. 7 15, .rd 0 10 p.m.
Week   of   December   1
A  revelation  in  animal  training
English  character  singing and high-
class  toe  and  eccentric  dancing
BILLY     LINK     and     BLOSSOM
Singcr>,   dancers,   comedians
Season's   prices :   Mai.   15c���Evening
15c and 25c
Three   Shows   Daiiy,   Matinee   2:45,
Evening 7:15 and 9:15
Tbe Ad men of the city are planning
B great "Pageant of Vancouver."
The idea is not a new one. A
"Masque of Vancouver" was produced
at the Vancouver Optra House some
four year ago, ami a grand procession
in tbat masque was a pageant of Vancouver, on a small scale. Hut the
Ad men are planning something big,
more than big���colossal!    And from
the   interesi   already   shown     in     the
scheme there i- every  prospeel  that1
ambitions   will   lie   realized,   and   thc
pageant  be  not  only  a   success,  but
a triumph!
The man who has travelled thc
continent of Europe has seen, probably, several pageants. In Antwerp,
Brussells, Ostend and N'urenberg
they are of frequent occurrence: Some
are on a small scale; some are very
important pageants indeed.    But large
or small, these European pageants
art historical, artistic and beautiful.
Different guilds, societies, ��eheieeU.
club���each arrange a component
part, "a feature" 'if the pageant; but
each "feature" i> planned with the
ielea eef harmony, with a general
scheme. Then on the great day, the
pageant master threads lhe different
sections into one beautiful chain as
you thread beads into the harmonious
dtsign of a necklace.
In a properly designed pageant the
laws of color, 'et precedence, "i historical sequence, 'it heraldry must ?H
be observed or thc pageant, through
it may please the eye of the multitude,
will fail in what il sheeiild achieve���
that is, being a stimulus to art, poetrj
and history, in fact an inspiration
which   -hall   have   a   lasting   effect   ir
It prepared to receive a limited number of pupils
and impart instruction al their  homes  or  at  his
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Collingwood Pure Milk Co.
All our Milk and Cream is treated in the HOLDING
PASTEURIZING PLANT, in accordance with the
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Announcement has been made that
a post office will be opened in Mr. A.
M. Beattie's block on Joyce Street,
near Westminster Road, Collingwood.
It will be gratifying news to learn
that the duties of postmaster will be
in  the  capable  hands  of   Mr.   A.   M.
Beattie, whose holdings at this point
are very extensive. Mr. Beattie is
one of thc best known figures in
Greater Vancouver and Collingwood
residents will welcome the opening
of the new postal office and the appointment  of postmaster.
Christmas and New Year Gifts
For personal wear or adornment it is a constant
reminder of the good wishes of the donor.
In choosing your Christmas Gifts make your selection where PERSONAL ATTENTION and PRACTICAL ADVICE is at your disposal.
You can get these at your LOCAL STORE. Do
you hope for them from casual help at Christmas
Sales in down town department stores?
The ARTISTIC MERIT of our selection of JEW-
ELLRY and FANCY GOODS suitable for presents,
at prices REALLY moderate, is the result of long experience and a due consideration of local requirements
Thc INVICTUS is the pre.duct of the premier shoe factory of
CANADA���O. A. SLATER, LTD., of Montreal.
Why pass by reputable hrands handled in your own neighborhood
for dubious bargains advertised in hysterica hy department stores,
whose enormous rental charges are of first importance?
More, ..ur clerks are practical craftsmen and can interpret individual  requirements, thus assuring complete'  satisfaction.
We stock "I.KCK1KS" and other proved make-.
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0\   BURROUGHS &  WATTS table���the only one in f\
CEDAR COTTAGE���is now installed at the MARFEW II
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0\  new extension of premises,  ittsl  completed, makes tf\
thi- resort both COMFORTABLE and COMMODIOUS I I
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' H"ii  it  must   hate   heen  a  pageant  to
iclping t!tt progress, with an upward  |H   jong remembered,
rend, of civic lite. \n,l th,  pageant .if Vancouver can
Every ''th 'ii November London be of -nth a character that its mem
ias a pageant called "The Lord ,,rj(.s will last for generations. Think
Mayor's Show." In ancient days 0[ ,������, "beads" which the pageant
best pageants were very beautiful, maiden can thread Into one l"tig
Sol only was there a procession en chain. The Indians, dusky and pic-
and. but the Thames River had a turesque, the t'ttr traders, the geeld
4r:nnl water carnival of gildeil and | miners, tht loggers, the fishermen,
lecorated barges. London not only tiK. coming of the lirst ships;, the first
nade holiday, but hail a splendid ob- train, tht building up of this COStno-
icct lce-s"ii m Ars .md Crafts, Cos- politan city liy different nationalities,
.tune. Heraldry and llist.ery. 'Ihen. Material! There i- enough and to
i.er a while, the "Leird Mayor's Show" . spave f,,r ;[ procession which will, as
tecame vulgarised, and commonplace, Macbeth said, "Stretch out to the
a   mere   heterogenous   assemblage   "I   crack   of  doom."
��� eildiers, watermen. "beef-eaters,"; \e-,,nse thc civic spirit and thc
'knights" in tin armor and painted spirit eet healthy emulators and the
laelie- perched on decorated floats, citizens e.f Vancouver, wherever they
Then came a change. A few years originally came irom. will rise to the
eg., tht artist was abroad in England, occasion ami "do Vancoover proud."
William Morris, Walter Crane, and ]),, yOU remember, of course you dol
Kate Greenaway taught thc people i the beautiful arches which the Ital-
hat art cuiilil be associated with igrtt, the Germans, and the Japanese
very day life, and certainly with erected iu lhe streets of Vancouver
holiday festivals, and K. R. Benson, j when H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught
Louis Parker, Frank Lascelles. Hugh I visited us? Such generosity, energy
Moss and others showed what pagcan- anj artistic taste as were then dis-
try should bc. Now. London's "Lord | played will help to make the pageant
Mayor's Show" is a thing of beauty | 0f Vancouver a brilliant success. Aland a joy for a greater length of ready the Londoners, the Yorkshire-
time than one short day of dull No-Jmetl, the Lancashiremen, the "Men
vembcr.    The pageant is now a study i 0f  Kent,"  the  "men  of  Wessex"���ct
��,. ,l I'liL-.r I ihrral warhors*. who is taking an active
��' ^Vl^election ttb^Rogers3\s said to have instructed the Con-
p.rt in the Islands�����*������� i���" in the Islands contest. Mr. Bowser conservative machine to go ��."�� i including government
E��.*n?wSS^ta^SJtdSJ population is sparse. By tying
b0B n .Lu1 the use of Conservative speakers, the Liberals are badly
up all vessels tarttol MJ Ot LO���e              J^ method8 are being brought
in history.
London has just celebrated the
three-hundredth anniversary of the
day when Sir Hugh Myddleton. one
of the world's great benefactors turned the New River into London for
the first time, giving the great city
an abundant supply of pure water.
Thus has been the story told in this
year's London pageant, and from
what I have heard during its prepara-
al���are talking of their banners and
their costumes for the pageaint. The
ladies. God bless them! are all aglow
with expectation. "Who will be
Queen of the pageant? Ah! who?
Vancouver has such a wealth of graceful and beautiful womanhood that the
procession will look like Burnc
Jones's "Golden Stairs" stretched out
to infinity.
And it will all make for a better
and brighter Vancouver. FOUR
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not enjoy himself at a convivial gathering when absent
from Ottawa for reasons of relaxation. It is possible,
however, that the premier may cause much heart-burn-
ing among certain of the Sabbatarian members of his
parly. He that as it may, what thc people of Canada
would like to know is whether his reported change
of mind OB tlie reciprocity question was a serious pronouncement or only part of the "night's jollification."
last Friday's gathering of the South \'vacant-
f\ ver Liberal club, more than one reference wa
made to the highly useful purpose served by such organisations. From the social point of view they afforded opportunities for the helpful interchange "i
ideas. They constituted a meeting place where political topics could bc discussed and enthusiasm for Liberal principles kept alive and warm.
But besides what may be termed the social aspect of
such institutions, there is also much "spade work" in
front of the South Vancouver Liberal club. In this
connection there were several points upon which different speakers at the meeting laid particular stress.
At least three of these appear to us to deserve the
special attention and support of all those who wish
to see an early end to the present misgovernment of
the province.
These are: A constructive Liberal campaign, as
emphasized by Mr. S. S. Taylor; efficient organization as pressed by Mr. J. W. Weart, and separate
representation for South Vancouver, as strongly urged
by Mr, J. B. Holden. All these matters are of insistent importance to South Vancouver if the political and
material welfare of the district is ever to be changed
for the better.
In dwelling upon the necessity of Liberals having
a constructive platform, Mr. Taylor pointed out that
no elections were ever won by criticism alone. It may
lie argued that the chief business of an opposition
is to criticise, and that of a government to construct.
While this may be a logical conclusion, it has been
found in both Canada and the Old Country, that thc
people want to know what an opposition has to offer
in place of the policy criticised and condemned. This
attitude probably applies more to British Columbia,
n��W in a stage of active development, than to an older
and more settled country.
As regards organization, Mr. J. W. Weart made
some very pertinent and suggestive remarks. ()ne of
the main objects of a club's organization was to see
that people were on the voters' list. Gladstone once
declared that the three principal things in getting a
reform carried were agitation, agitation, agitation,
Probably Mr. Weart would reply in like manner that
the three essential matters in a political flub were contained in organization.
On the point of separate political representation for
South Vancouver, Mr. J. B. Holden was emphatic in
urging its necessity. With a population of nearly
40,000, it is only justice that South Vancouver should
have at least one separate representative if not two or
thrr-e. As it is, the present member for the Richmond
constituency, in which South Vancouver is included,
does not take the trouble of visiting the different districts to render an account of his stewardship. For
all practical purposes South Vancouver is politically
unrepresented. ��    ��*     ju .
AS was generally expected in South Vancouver, Sir
Richard McBride again tamed down the proposal of annexation to the city of Vancouver,    It is
iie.l necessary here and now to compare thc relative
merits of annexation and incorporation. For the
present annexation is a dead issue. Whether it will be
revived at a future date, later developments will show.
But if South Vancouver has to wait until all the other
municipalities of the peninsula are also ready for annexation, it may he indefinite years before any action
is taken.
With regard to the delegation of property owners
in the municipality who recently visited the premier
at Victoria, it may be questioned whether some of the
speakers were justified in drawing so doleful a picture
of the state of municipal matters. Like other districts
of Greater Vancouver, South Vancouver is passing
througii a period of hard limes, and mistakes have
probably been made by the council in both matters of
commission anil omission. It is for the electors to
decide at the forthcoming elections whether a change
in the personalities of reeve anil councillors will help
towards a better management of civic affairs.
while he gets up answers to a score of abstruse questions, drafts an act of parliament as though it were
really meant for Victoria or Ottawa, and studies a
Question as deep as "the origin of trial by jury." A
young man who will do this bids us "take heart o'
grace," and look to the future with hope.
In no spirit of pleating Battery, but in the spirit of
well deserved compliment and congratulation we refer to the work of the Collingwood Parliament last
Saturday night. Answers to questions conveyed real
up-tei-date information, carefully collated and admirably expressed. The "bills'" laid before this
Mock Parliament were drafted with technical
skill and attention to detail, anil as will be shown
next week when certain matters are discussed in extendi, the amateur legislature at Collingwood has an
initiative, a grasp of the needs of the country which
the real parliaments frequently lack. In no spirit of
impertinence, but in sober earnestness we say to our
official legislators, keep your eye on the parliaments
nf Semlli Vancouver, yOU may learn something from
the amateur legislators who have the enthusiasm of
youth and the freshness of original thought, and you
may see some now unknown young men. whom the
stars in their courses may make your peers or masters.
Ymi never can tell what may be the future of a yuung
man as industriously earnest as Tom Todrick, the Collingwood Premier.
IF recent reports in the American press are correct,
Premier Borden has now seen the error of his
policy in opposing the Liberal proposal of reciprocity
with the United States. One of these reports states
that Mr. Borden three weeks ago attended a convivial
gathering of the Lotus Club, at which he said that
Canada had no objection to reciprocity with the United States, and that as regards the treaty "he regretted
that it had not come to pass."
Seeing that Mr. Borden vvas carried to power largely through the fa'se cry and misleading fears his party
spread throughout the country that the reciprocity
treaty meant ultimate annexation to the States, this
sudden change of frpnt is somewhat remarkable. It
would not be at all surprising if next we hear that
Mr. Borden "greatly regrets" that $35,000,000 had
ever been offered to the Imperial government for
ships. He need not fear to change his mind again as
political consistency has not always been his strongest
point. He may take heart form the fact, recently announced, that the New Zealand government has also
changed its policy of contribution and decided to adopt
the Laurier proposal of building its own navy.
It is, however, a singular proceeding on the part of
a Canadian premier to announce his change of heart
if a change it. really be, at a United States gathering.
The Lotus club, at which the speech referred to was
made, is a Bohemian institution, the members of which
are chiefly actors. It was a "night of jollification" ant'
a Sunday.   There is no reason why Mr. Borden should
TIIK proposed formation of a Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver is only the natural development of the growth of the city antl surrounding district in population and volume of trade. It will, apparently replace the Progress Club, which has served
its purpose, but which is now inadequate in scope and
authority for the purposes that a chamber of commerce generally fills.
An impression seems to have got abroad that this
Chamber of Commerce is to absorb the Vancouver
Hoard of Trade. In a letter to the press, Mr. W. A.
Blair, secretary of that hoard, has repudiated any intention on the part of the executive of being "absorbed, amalgamated or annihilated.''
As the proposed Chamber of Commerce is intended to cover the whole of Greater Vancouver, it may
possibly be the purpose of the organization to also absorb the boards of trade in South Vancouver and other
adjacent municipalities. It does not seem likely, however, that these boards of trade will be any more anxious to bc swallowed up than is the Vancouver organization. As far as South Vancouver is concerned, there
is still ample scqpe for the activities of its board of
trade, although there is no reason why it should not
co-operate with a central Chamber of Commerce in
matters affecting the development of the municipality.
In the circular issued this week stating "what the
Chamber of Commerce proposes to do," among other
departments mentioned is an industrial bureau Its
purpose is indicated in the introductory words that "we
will he able to add greatly to tbe future extensive development of the industries of Greater Vancouver by
giving special attention througii this bureau to the securing of sites, with adequate shipping facilities, suitable for industrial development on an economical
It is to be hoped that ibis new bureau of the Chamber
of Commerce will produce more practical results than
the mere passing of resolutions and preparation of reports, which has hitherto been apparently thc main
business of the Progress club and similar organizations. ���
PREMIER TODRICK, of the Collingwood Parliament, has all the ambitions of anient youth. He
is leading thc way in Canadian legislation, antl if Premier Borden, Premier Richard McBride and a few
ither official legislators a.'e not keeping an eye on the
loings at Collingwood they are losing the chance of
licking up a few very excellent ideas.
Mr. Tom Todrick is equally at home in a destructive, or a constructive policy.   In one evening, between
he hours of 8 and 10, he can sink the present Cana-
lian navy deep in the depths of the ocean, hand over
50 million dollars (in spite of financial stringency) as a
���ontribution to the Imperial navy, and then, without
��� hawing breath, abolish trial by jury, and almost re-
onstruct all the present regulations with regard to
mmigration.    It would not surprise us to learn that
���fter the House has risen he performs operations for
ppendicitis antl  gives lessons in  aviation!    Joking
'.side, Mr. Tom Todrick is a type of the phenomenal
oung man which this young country needs and pro-
Fortunately for the future of this country there are
oung men who know the meaning   of   the   word
thorough."   Mr. Tom Todrick (and he is the type
if many) comes to a mock parliament in no spirit of
>vity, hut in deadly earnest.   When Joseph Chamber-
tin as a child, played mimic battles with wooden sol-
'iers he glued his troops to the floor, determined that
'ley should not fall or retreat.  When Joseph Cham-
erlain of a larger growth set to work to clean up
'.irmingham he was equally steadfast in his methods,
'he prime minister of the Collingwood Parliament
urns the midnight oil, or the B. C. K. R. "juice."
L\ST Saturday a number of men were seen taken
handcuffed together and in charge of police officers, througii the meist public streets nf Vancouver".
Others, bearing the same badge of disgrace were conveyed in a street ear. These so-called criminals were
the men recently convicted antl sentenced to various
terms of imprisonment for breaches of the peace during the Xanainio riots.
These men hail probably mothers, fathers, wives,
sisters or friends who would witness their public disgrace in being manacled and dragged through the most
crowded streets of the city. It could be no pleasant
sight to those near ami dear to the prisoners, possibly
i very painful one. To many of the spectators of the
disgraceful exhibition, the public exposure of these
men was only a matter of passing curiosity, self-complacency or maybe willing sympathy, according to the
humanity of the individual) How many would recall the saying of a great man when he witnessed a
ertain scene of misfortune-���"But for the grace of
(iod and happy fortune, there goes I," or reflections
if a like humane kind?
This latest exhibition of "man's inhumanity to man"
is a disgrace more to those responsible for it than to
those who have to endure this additional stigma to
their court sentence. It may be that some of these
prisoners do not feel the disgrace of this street parade
hi handcuffs that others, more sensitive, may. Some
if the prisoners were even heartily singing popular
songs in the course of their journey to their prison.
But who can tell what bitterness of mind or revolt of
feelings this seeming mirth was assumed to cover?
lie this as it may. nothing can excuse this outrage on
:ommon decency and bare humanity, It is imt neces-
ary lure to argue as to thc justice nf the sentence
>r tj endorse so widely prevalent a conviction that the
sentences were miscarriages of justice ill view of the
ircumstances at Xanainio. The point is that no pris-
iner however criminal, or however justly sentenced
ihould be thus exposed in a handcuffed condition to the
public street gaze, whether sympathetic, merely curious
or brutally callous.
Many years have passed since public hangings were
abolished. It is surely time that these shameful street
exhibitions of prisoners on their way to confinement
should also he abolished iu a city with any pretense
to modern ideas of hunianitv.
MR. GERALD McGKKR, who so ably presided at
the South Vancouver Liberal Club gathering last week,
had no need lo apologise for his youthfulncss. Like
William l'itt, thc younger, when "accused of being a
young man," he can console himself with thc reflection
that time will remedy the defect.
COLLI XOW onl) WAS referred to at the recent
Liberal smoker as "the hot bed of Liberalism." When
it can boast of such enthusiastic leading lights of radicalism as Mr. William Morris and Mr. J. Francis
Bursill, it is no wonder if Liberalism in Collingv
has been forced to the front.
��   ���   ���
S< IME ONE NAMED Albert Pennington, of Vancouver who says he is "only a common working man.''
has sent a song to the Progress Club with the request
that it he snug at one of tlie club luncheons. In view
of the club'- threatened extinction, ihe lucrabation
may possibly be its "Swan song."
��   #   ��
MK5SRS CAIN AX1) ABEL are the names of two
gentlemen who have recently come into a certain relationship at Strathciina Heights, Point Grey. In this
instance, however, the transaction was a friendly business one, Mr. Abel being the owner of sume property
there and Mr. Cain having received the contract for
building Mr. Abel's residence.
* *   ��
SOUTH VANCOUVER, Xorth Vancouver, Chilliwack. and Coquitlam are the latest converts, by Board
of Trade resolution, to the daylight saving scheme.
* ��   ��
MK. KKI.PY GAVE A recitation at the recent Liberal Club smoker which "brought down the house." It
described two accidents which actually happened in
Nanaimo some years ago. In thc one case, through
a mine operator's carelessness, a mule got killed: The
man was fired. In the other case, also through a worker's mistake, a man was killed: The worker got "severely censured."   The moral is obvious.
* ��    *
MR. J. W. WKART, at the same Liberal gathering.
"severely censured" the government's mule-like management of the recent Nanaimo strike affairs.
�� * ��
A YOUTHFUL East Collingwood correspondent
"Little  acts  like  Bowser's
( )n Nanaimo's strand.
Make the I'. C. miners
Yus to heat the band."
��    ��    *
THREE SNOW  SWEEPERS for the Vancouver
tracks of the B. C. E. R. arrived in thc city this week.
While waiting for the downfall of snow their services
might be usefully employed in sweeping up the mud
accumulated on Main street and other thoroughfares
in South Vancouver.
* ��  *
Till' TENT DWELLERS in West Kitsilano have
received notice this week by the City of Vancouver
to vacate their canvas abodes. They will be allowed
still to read their Omar, but ne,t to dwell in the
��� mier of the great Persian poet and tent maker.
* *    *
HERE IS A TIP: Certain news has come in from
.lie money markets uf the East of a character to warm
he hearts of the workingmen of South Vancouver,
���ml ponfusion into the hearts of certain well-meaning
ndividuals and strengthen the hands of others.
* *   ��
SOME MEN 11.W'E just as many reasons why the)
should not run fur office in South Vancouver as then
are brands of a certain pickle���reasons, some of whu I
have a dill taste.
��   *   ��
WE WONDER IF Till-: South Vancouver counci
will hesitate very long |>eforc granting a franchise tt
the omnibus company which plans to run a belt line
down Fraser, across River Road and over the pro
poted blocks on Main Street.
��    *    ��
HON. JOSEPH MARTIN will address the member
of the Collingwood  Parliament this week and thei.
'tis said that "Fighting Joe" is out of political life ii.
* *   ��
THIS IS THE SEASON of the year when every
parent essays the role of letter-carrier.
Stage Fright
Brandon Daily News
Now Dr. Cook is said to be expecting Congress to
investigate his polar claims.   It is to be fearetl that he
vill be taken again with stage fright at the critical
��  ��  ��
Canada's Dry Docks
Montreal Telegraph
When Premier Borden wielded the spade on the
ite of the new dry dock at Levis the other day he
tnnounced quite seriously, "I now turn the first sod
or the most important and greatest dry dock iu the
vorld."   On Friday last the Hon. Robert Rogers an-
lounced  the  Government's  intention  to build  "the
argest dry dock in the British Empire" at Halifax.
Vas Mr. Rogers quite as serious as his chief?
*   *   *
77ic Crown Prince of Germany
London express
The Crown Prince is a dangerous sort of ruler-to-
e.   He has succeeded in making himself the naughty
boy of Europe, and has almost stepped into the political place vacated by the notorious Prince George of
��   *    ��
Pananiii's Splendid Record
New  York  World
Reports from  Panama that in August there was
not a single death among the 42,481 white American
men, women and children in the Canal Zone add another evidence of the wonderful success of Col. Goe-
thals as a sanitary officer.   As the departure of white
workers from the canal has begun and the great task
is virtually over, the statistics appear like the record
if a final triumph almost flawless in its completeness.
��   ��   *
So Simple
Winnipeg Tribune
"I don't see," said the chauffeur, as he pocketed the
Granger's $9.40 for a four-mile ride, "I don't see what
here is puzzling about this income taxi they're talking
about." iATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1913
Dominion  Bread is handled by the following  representative  traders
in Collingwood and Cedar Cottage districts;
Biuret,   Westminiter   Koicl.
Wight, cor. of  Errols Ko��d.
Adams,  cor.   o(   Errols  &   Westminster
Rupert   St.   Grocery   Store,   Rupert   St.
Wall   Work,   Government   Road.
Hill.  Rogers  Strett.
Shearer, Joyce  Road,
tiitlingham,   48th   Ave.,   the   Busy   Bee
Robertion, 56ih and Carr.
Esmonds,  5fith  and  Nanaimo.
provincial   Grocery,   Westminster    Rd.
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The Trail of Silver Promise
By NevH G.  Henihaw
In   Two   Part*- I'\kT   T\Y< I
(Continued  from   Last  Week)
well   it,  would   have   bean   ot   11��� >
Iavail,    lie   wai that kind���the huge,
easy going  ��orl  who, evei   good-nat-] Laval, and  then
little-  thing! and,  having und about most matte iron  Think,  Bossu,  think!' For
oncelin   their   chi sen   i. w.    Als ���  ii   was  ���f .,���,'   c ,,���,,'
' can read the wild, it :- > oui I I
you found a trail through the  -.-   ���
swamp     Can  you  n< I
aud knocked one night upon the dour,fig  tree.    !'������  raze  wai  on   thi
of my hul     He: wai but a  ghost  ol eyard, ami as  1 lay in the
hia former sell and his old content-1 grass henielc him be lold "i the- long-
ment wai gone for a look ul sett ton      il those who hael
<It -p:iir. I ri
B       ."    iid he, "I have comi   to This  much   my   memory    brought
iei   11 then   ii anything that yuu can back   to  me   befon    Renaud,   raising
'he.     Iii   leu   than   ���   me.nth   the   ar- hii   head,  ultcre-el  .,   -tn tied  cry,
rangemenl ��ill bc made with  M'sieu Dieu,   Bonul"  he-  gasosd.      "You
Family Shoe Store
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Grandview Car Terminus
Store No. 1
Vancouver, B. C.
It   was
agreed to it. we fe und oui i ilvei
me.r.- upon the gallery at Silver Prom-! plainly a| p ��� the ce in had be
ia-. where M'sieu Antoine greeted uslcome  an   ol lession   with   him.    Thi
cordially, congratulating us upon our solitude  ol the foreil hael only served  of a
success     As   for   Loisette,  -'.n   hov-  to increa e tl father's   find the trail
creel in the background, alive with an-  discover) and 'hath had wrought up-      "Renaud," said I   'I wot
Kiety,   hei   cheeks   Hushed,   her   loulion his mind, ' lifc to Bervi   you.    I have thought of
in her eyes.   Then, when the girl waa     Of   our   search,   which   began   thc!thii as I  have thought of no oilier
gone and the glasses had been filled  following   morning,   I   need   tell  you  thing before.    Yet I  can onlj
for  the  second   time-,   Renaud  spoke! little.   M'sieu Ante.ine gave every as- that it is hopeli   -"
his desire-. slstance,  but,  savi   for  his  coin  and      Ri . .rile-.
When  he was through, thc  farmer   his story, there was naught t.e no up-,    "So," said  be, "il   ii as   1   thought,
entered   the   house,   returning    with  cm.    Truse,   the   treasure   musl   Iii    V      thei    i       -   end     1  can go on
close, e.r the lather, with his weight, nc more. \nd all for an old man's
could not have reached it. But what madnessl Loisette cart.- naught for
was close in that wilderness? the silver,   She has more than ei
Yel  svi   sought and toiled, digging  for this life.   She cannot take it with
the riddled  forest, paring the bayou  her wheal -he  is dead."
haul,  searching  beneath  the-    hay.-u      He paused l i bury his  face in his
le--:-'.       irching   beneath    the    very|hands, while I. his w ���
wain   itself, until  even   Renaud  was
forced to admit  the hopelessness  of
mir ta-' .    It was a hard trial for him,
ihi.   performance   of  an    impe - libli
feat, ami each day
but served to rust
1   i an  iee it in your
"It is
Now that the time of salads and green stuffs is here you will want
vinegar that is pure and wholesome. We have this week put in a
stock of the finest vinegar procurable. It comes in strong glass jugs
with a handle, in half gallons and gallons.
Blue Grass Bell Cedar Vinegar, half-gallon jugs  50c
Blue Grass Belle, White Pickling, half gallon jug  50c
Pacific Belle Codfish Tablets, the package 20c
Fisher's Home Made Peanut Butter, the jar  15 to 45c
Pioneer Minced Clams, the can   20c
Clark's Pork and Beans in Chili Sauce- two cans tor  25c
French Peas, two cans for   25c
Swift's Borax Soap, the cake  5c
Old Dutch Hand Soap, the bar  5c
Sheriff's Jelly Powder, all flavors, three for   25c
Deuerr's Jams, two pound pots  40c
Strawberries, Cherries, Plums, Peaches
Fraser & MacLean,
26th Avenue and Main
"Phone:   Fdirmont 784
something which he hehl in one hand
"Iin n," said he, and his voice was
nol unkind. "] hav�� been expecting
this. It hai come many times before,
although, with the otheri, it was to
myself, and not to my daughter, that
they first referred. Now, I like you,
���-, You have honesty, you have
industry, yem have contentment���
which I prize above all. Yet my an?
swer to you must be as it has always
lie- pauaed, and, opening his hand,
!:    I  sed   h:s   silver  coin.
"Bring from my land the mate to
this, ami Loisette is yours," he continued. "Otherwise ><ni musl ask in
"The mate?" echoed Renaud. "What
good is a single piece?"
"Where the mate is, there will the
otheri be," replieel .M'sieu Antoine.
"1 shall he satisfied with the onel"
"But, m'sieu," cried Renaud, "yuu
ask  what  is impossiblel"
Thc  farmer  shook  his  head.
"I ask only my daughter's true
dowry," he returned. "What are
and fields compared to the treasure
uf I.alitte? I have sought my father's
gift, and 1 have failed. I do not in-
lenel that my daughter shall have thc
same misfortune. Either her husband shall bring hcr the treasure or
its equivalent. Until my Loisette has
reached the age of twenty the field
is open to any worthy man. After
that, if she is not won, I shall marry
her to M'sieu Laval, the planter. He-
is not young, perhaps, but hc has a
kind heart, and his fortune will more
than balance the promise. This I
have  sworn."
"But, m'sieu," I began, when the
farmer held up his hand.
"Enough," said he firmly. "You
have heard, and I have sworn. Also
my child has promised. Perhaps she
did su without the knowledge eif love,
hut she is a good daughter, anel she
will keep her word. It is not a matter
of money with me. It is a question
of  justice,  of  what   is  due-."
After this there was naught to do
lave tee plan the details of our search
To   argue,   even   had   M'sieu   Antoine
:.    iele-a.
"I  have a  thought," cai-l   I.
only a vague one, but, ii you are willing, we w ill follow it up.
And 1 t<'Id him of what was in my
When 1 was through. Renaud ��--;
��� more- alive with hope. Cl
me his saviour, and eleelaring that
this final chance could not fail lie
walked the marsh all night in his impatience. He hurried me into liis
b 'ni hour before dawn, He
paddled t-' Mich good purpose tbat
near sunsi' we hael made the landing
at Silver Promise.
M'sieu .V        egt    ted us with the
new-   of   his   daughter's  approaching
.  however, that my companii n w;    not the
iu my ear-, was struck with a ���     lucky nnn     And  well he might, fo
ii' i doubting thi      elings    :
Like Renaud, she: was but a
(Continued  on   Page  8)
Ilis nature-. Later, when,
spair.-el. we returned t'e
sought  to comforl  him.
" Pake heart," - ml  1.    '
l mad idea of the obi man's
having dc-
the   hay.   I
It   is  bit!   a !
and he bas
said  In- likes you.    In addition, you
have  the  girl's  love.    Surely all  will
be well in time."
But Renaud was not to be encouraged.
"In time!" he creiel. "Don you ii"t
know that Loisette has already passed her nineteenth birthday? In less
than a year the arrangement will be
made- with M'sieu Laval. The father i.s mad, yes, but it is a lasting madness. As feer the girl, despite her
love, she will keep Iter promise. She
has said so, and she means it."
"Then what will yuu do?" I asked.
"I)e>!-" he replieel.    "1  will  go back.'
of  course.    It   i-   hopeless,  bill   the-
thing will ilraw me.    Perhaps, by the I
time   of   Loisette's   marriage,    I    will
have   grubbed  a   thousand   holes   In |
which  to bury  myself."
It was sad, m'sieu. but what  could |
r do?   We parted, and, through the
fishing. 1  took careful heed of the re-1
ports of Renaud that came  from  thc j
Bayou Portage.   Now he was moping
about   the   camp.     Now,   seized   with .
s ime fresh hope, he was away up thc
Bayou Vermillion,   Now he was back
again,  more  downcast   than  before.
Thus it went on through summer
and fall, until the business of the ap-
nroacliing winter called me away
from news of him. I trapped that
season upon the coast���since through
our efforts the secret marsh was in
��� i i -1 of a re--!���and I had been installed  a  month or  more  when   Ren-
mcme.ry. there was
"She cannol  take il  with her wl       ' is child.
she dies,"    Renaud had said, and
ppointment   the instant  I  saw the garden  besidi
the brightness of   the  church  at   Landry,  and   tl
cure sitting out beneath his if
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bul if he e!ue -n't then it is all ofl
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Mayor   Baxter   has   consented    to
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series at the Vancouver Arena e.n
December 9. A double-header is
scheduled for that evening, the Rowing Club and II. C. septette clashing
the curtain-raiser, while the Coluni-
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and there promises to he an exciting
race for honors this season. Xew
players will be found in the ranks of
all the clubs this year.
The National Hockey Association
met Saturday in Toronto and adopt
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meeting. Thc important ones are as
follows : AH games to be played six
men aside. In addition to hues for
fouls, tlle old-time suspension was
again resorted lo. For a match foul
it is $15 fine and not less than ten
minutes' suspension. The Coast style
of scoring giving credit to man making assistance is to be adopted with
official  score  in  each  city.
Thc official board of referees is tee
be appointed, each drawing $3(K1 and
expenses per season. There will be
no off-side in space of 60 yards in
the centre of thc ice, which will be
marked by black lines.
Playing at Carleton gr mndi i n
(Saturday last, Collingwo el strength-
. ncd their pi lition in th ��� league by !
defeating Sixth Regi -I--' The- game
I was interesting and but for the splendid work of the Sisth goal keeper the
I score weetibl have heen much greater.
Radforth was in form and scored \
twice, Hope mice, and Buckle once
The Sixth forwards win- also very
smart, but their wmk was spoiled by
Collingwood hacks, who were never
al fault.
*   *   *
Je.e Laily. the veteran Cornwall la-
Ti-sse expert, has forwarded some
���ueire information about his plans fori
schobl lacrosse leagues in British Columbia, and states that he will have
great pleasure in visiting Hritish Columbia in March, if nothing unexpected happens to block his plans, and
will have talks with all the athletically inclined boys at their schools.
He will spend three months between
Winnipeg antl Victoria devoting his
time to the formation of school lacrosse  leagues.
"I intend giving twelve gold medals in each town where a suitable
league can bc organized." he says,
"and will furnish the boys with their
sticks direct. I might state tbat 1
was in Toronto recently and about
perfected arrangements with the Ontario officers of thc Canadian Amateur Lacrosse Association to establish
the game in every town of importance
in Ontario. The fact of the matter
is that there is bound to be a general
n\ival of Canada's national game
next year and the committee is going into the matter in an energetic,
systematic manner."
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Evolution of the Wedding Cake      I vented mussing eef the garments wlu-i
When ;i in del nas wedded Recording the protector was slipped em and e,ff
io    prevalent    custeifti    ��he    carried  The sloping shoulders made the pro
three ears o( wheat in her hand, while  tcctor tit  the garment  meere  snugly
wr her head was broken a simple | thus doing away with the clumsy, ear
hut ritualistic cake, as a presage ol
plent) and an ample abundance 'ef thc
geend   things   eif     life.       The     bridal -
wreath eif an early rtnglish bride was
likewise fashioned of bearded land
sometimes gilded) whea ten spikes,
while, "ii her return freem church, corn [
and either cereals were showered up- i
��� ���ti hcr ami ihen carefully gathered
up  and   consumed  by  the   wedding
In   this   we   recognize  a   rude   pre-1
cursor of modern fashion,    that    of
sending  a   newly-married   pair  uff  In
like  corners  that  unly  tueik  up  val
ualelc chisel reeeitn.    Small sachet bags
were lacked in ihe protectors covering  tlle  daintier  garments.
���    *    ��
Sachets in the Wardrobe
Ity llle means of sachet,  the  ward-
rube is  more   easily  and   inexpensively rendered fragrant than in any other
In every ease the perfume require)
careful placing if its owner is to get
full value from its sweetness.
\n  old   fashioned  idea   is   lo    bake
a blizzard  of hard snowy rice. 'the  cotton   wool  on  which   liquid  eer
In courte of time, however, the J powdered scent has been sprinkled,
golden grain was ground, and made j Lay the perfume between two sheets
into large thin, dry biscuits which i eif wadding and th��n bake it slightly
were gaily shattered above thc blush-! in a quick oven. This process "se-
ing maid's flowing locks and then ' cures" the sweet odor,
distributed among the bystanders. Uureau drawers, for lingerie, need,
To this day. too, in some portions , as a covering, a pad of this scented
of Highland Scotland, it is still COS- wadding. These soft pads may be
ternary for the best man and first i made of silk muslin tufted with rib-
bridesmaid to break an oatcake over ! bon or with embroidery floss,
a young wife as she crosses the thres- ] Larger scented pillows are made
hold of the first house entered after | for the linen closet, and here an add-
the marriage ceremony. It is then j cd precaution is necessary. The
partaken of by all the assembled i slightest possible scent is a delight
friends and washed down with the I when it goes out from the fresh linen
Scotch   whisky  in   which   they   drink \ sheet  or  pillow  case,  or   when   it   is
shaken out from the folds of a linen
towel; but an excess of it is odious.
There are housekeepers who much
prefer an odor suggestive of the cedar
chest for blankets and linens, and this
;s got by the use of bags filled with
cedar  shavings.
The veil case, whether of silk or
wide ribbon, whether a roll or a book-
shaped folder, is one of the little
iutiisy protectors are frequently "at- niccties. and its wadded interior^ can
tempted, and have been a matter of
more or less satisfaction. An improvement on the average protector,
however, was discovered recently in
a wealthy woman's wardrobe.
The lower part of the protector,
which was of light weight chintz���
but might be of any cotton or mer-
cenized material���resembled an oblong bag. having a seam, of course,
across the bottom. At the top the
corners were sloped off as for shoulders, a fe.w inches over what would be
the length of a coat-hanger blade,
and pieces about an inch and a half
wide were set in the length of these
sloped "shoulders" to make the protector fit easily over the garment and
hanger it was meant to cover. In lhe
centre of thc top. between the two
shoulders, there was a tiny rounded
neck, about an inch in diameter, to
allow the hook-neck of the hanger to
come Ihrough. Down the front of
the protector, from the neck to within two feet of the bottom, was an
opening fastened by buttons and button-holes.    This  large  opening    pre-
the   health   of   the   bride   and   bridi
groom, and of their respective clans.
He       *        *
Wardrobe  Protectors
It is oftimes a problem to know-
just how lo protect dresses, suits, etc.,
from the dust that will, in spite of
all precautions, sift through the
cracks   of   closets.       More     or    less
be made more useful by just a pleas
ant amount of fragrance. The same
rule applies to the handkerchief case.
And then there are thc countless
little cambric envelopes to be slipped
in among blouses or other garments.
Coat hangers need almost no scent,
although it must be remembered that
their metal frames are very wearing
on coat linings, and that it is advisable to  stuff and cover  them.
*       *       ek
Velvet and Lace
A new feature on bodices of lace
and velvet, which are a part of a costume, with a velvet skirt, is a collar
of velvet and lace, says the New York
"Sun." There is a band of velvet
ribbon that goes about Ihe throat and
fastens snugly in front. This band
is about two inches wide. To the top
of it is fastened lace about three, or
sometimes four, inches wide, slightly
gathered, in the shape of a turndown
collar. The velvet upright collar is
fastened to a lace bodice, which shows
touches of velvet about the waist and
"fe THIS IS m 010 ONE BUT-
Romance and Reality
Brown���"What's the matter, old
man?    Vou  look worried."
Black���"I have cause to. Hired a
man to trace my pedigree."
Brown���"Well, what's the matter?
Hasn't hc been successful?"
Black���"Successful, I should think
so!    I'm paying him hush money."
* *       e(<
After Many Years
The   self-made   man   stalked   into
the  eeffice   of  a   great   financier   with
whom he had an appointment.
"Vou probably don't remember me,"
he began, "but twenty years ago when
I was a poor messenger boy you
gave  me  a  message  to  carry."
"Vcs. yes!" cried the financier.
"Where's the answer?"
* *    *
The  Obstacle
"That  Society Divorce case had to
bc postponed again, I see."
"Why.  weren't   tlle lawyers ready?"
"Yes;  but  the  dressmakers  wanted
more  time."
St     St     *
Sandy's Horse
A lew elays after thc new farmer
hail purchased a horse from a thrifty
Scot he returned in an angry mood.
"Volt told me this horse had won half
a dozen matches against some of the
best horses in the country. He can't
trot a mile iu six minutes to save
himself. Vou lied to me!" he denounced, "I didna lee. It was in
ploughin' matches he took sax
prizes,"   calmly   replied   Sandy.
* *    ��
A Diplomat
"I had a pOct on one side and a
millionaire on the other," said the
clever one. "What did you talk
about?" "I talked to the poet about
money and to the millionaire, about
the intellectual life."
e��        *       *
Tommy���"Say, Mamma, I'm playin'
there's a little boy callin' on me, an'
I'd like a piece of cake for him."
* *    *
The Consoling Part
Englishman (to Pat)���Say, Pat,
have you any cure for corns?
Pat���I might; but where are they?
Englishman���On the soles of my
Pat���That's one consolation, anyway.
Englishman   (surprised)���Why?
Pat (with a twinkle in his eye)���
Because nobody can stand on them
but  yourself.
ef       *        ef
Some Mover
Mrs. Howland was of a very quiet,
reposeful disposition, while her husband was exactly the opposite; energetic and ambitious.
"Henry," she said complainingly,
one afternoon, "I wish you would
not so nervous and forever on the
move.    Will you never take a rest?"
"I never expect to be able to rest
till   I  get  in   my  grave,"  he  replied,
"and then it will be just my luck that
the next day will bc the Resurrection."
* *       ef
What Pa Does
"What does your mother do when
things  go  wrong?"
"She just  takes it out on  Pa."
"And what docs your sister do?"
"She  hops onto Pa and  Ma both."
"And what does your father do?"
"It's   different  with  Pa.     He  don't
dare  say  much  to  Ma  and   Sis  and
so  when  he  gets  m?d  he  just  takes
it out on the street railway company
and  the  beef trust."
* ef       *
Better Without
Mr. Slimson���"Willie, did'nt you
gee tei thc trunkmaker's yesterday and
tell him to send round the trunk I
"Willie���"Yes, pa."
Mr. Slimson���"Well, here is the
trunk, but no strap."
Willie���"Yes, pa; but I told him I
thought you hadn't better have any
ef      *      *
Pat was relating to a friend how
one night on retiring to bed be fancied he saw a ghost, and having a revolver handy he fired at it. Next
morning he examined the object he
had shot and discovered it to be his
"What did you do then?" exclaimed the fiiend.
"Bedad, I just thanked Heaven I
wasn't inside ov it," replied  Pat.
ef      *      ef
First Actor���Why did you leave thc
Second Actor���The manager wanted me to play the part of a dog in the
new piece.
First Actor���You're too modest,
old man, I think you could do it.
*      e*      *
The Somnambulist
Mrs. Eve���My husband walks in
his sleep.
Mrs. Wye���I wish I could get mine
to. His daily work is so confining
the poor fellow gets hardly a b:t of
.*    *    st
A Long Walk
McFee got on a Broadway street
car at the city hall, New York. The
car was pretty well crowded and he
was unable to find a seat. At each
corner, however, the car stopped and
took on  passengers.
"Move forward I" said thc conductor each time. "Plenty of room in
the front of the car.    Move forward I"
And  McFee moved  forward.
The car had reached Fourteenth
street���two miles or thereaboutjs���
before the conductor got througii thc
crowd and up to McFee. "Farel" he
(| "Fare!" said McFee, indignantly.
"Do you expect me to pay for the
privilege of walking from the city
hall to Fourteenth Street?"
$550���Easy Terms
This lot is situated on 56th Avenue,
close to Victoria Road, which now
has a 10-minute car service. This is
the best buy in this district. Let us
show you it at your convenience. We
can  arrange very  easy terms.
The  Yorkshire Guarantee
&  Securities Corporation Limited
440 Seymour Street
Phones: 6188 and 6189   R. Kerr Houlgate, Manager
909  Dominion  Trust   Building,  Vancouver,   B. C.
Tcleptunta :    Office 8497.    Worka u203.      Works  9328.    Work!  9179
United Undertakers
This Company has every modern equipment for the care ef
funerals given direct to us, attending to all arrangements, furnishing hearse, carriage for the family, casket (such as is sold
by undertakers for $125 to $250), embalming, care of remains,
use of chapel, music and otherexpenses of service, with
EARTH-BURIAL,   from   $85.00 to $150.00.
When a crepe casket is used wc will attend to the disposition of the remains by earth-burial for $50.00
$75.00 to $175.00 will pay all lhe costs of preparing the body
for shipment. This will include thc best of professional attention to the remains, casket and outside casing. Heretofore the
people have paid from $250 to $500 for this same service.
FAIRVIEW       -      225 Twelfth Avenue West
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Bitulithic approaches more closely than any other the
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Its notable durability makes it more economical than any
other paving.
The thoroughfares paved with bitulithic are an impressive
object lesson in fine paving.
Bitulithic has been adopted in over two hundred cities in
the United States and fifteen cities in Canada.
See Granville Street, Fourth Street, Heather Street, Marine Drive and Magee Road in Point Grey; Georgia, Burrard
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New Arrivals
in Christmas
A Big
Choice of
On Men's Work Shirts and Work Boots Your selection
An overstock of these lines forces us to cut keenly into the
regular prices
Heavy Flannellette, black
and white striped drills,
worth 65c and 75c, for
Heavy Flannel, in fancy
and plain cloths, 85c,
$1.00 and $1.35 for 75c
Lighter Weight Flannels
in the better qualitys.
worth up to $2.00, for
Black   Prince,    a    heavy
twilled     denin,     fleece
lined,   worth   $1.25,   for
Heavy Kangaroo Blucher,
warranted solid leather,
worth $3.75,  for $2.50
High top Gun Metal Calf, I Wet Proof Sole, soft pli-
8-inch  top,  oak  tanned j      w   ,    h dand   ��
leather,    regular    $4.75, I *
for    $3.75 I          $2.75
Rubber Boots, for one
week only, $3.75 and
Rubbers and
Shoes for
all the
��� of Sample
|     THE ECONOMY HOUSE     | Corsets at
just half price
sire, faded fremi his face, and in their
stead cane a leenk eif peace. That he
was pot elisappeiinlc-d I can -..vear
Rather was he like one who bas beer
relieved eif sonic heavy burden
"Kien,"   said   he  at   last.     "I   s.e   i.
all now.   I should have known.   Am
as  feir this ���"
Raising the coin, be held it feer ;.
moment In tbe morning light.   Thei
be cast it from him and turned t'e
wards the lovers, his arms outstretch
"Ceeine," he cried. "You "ill make
��� -i en after my own heart. Renaud.
Believe me. you are very welcome al
Anteiine's  Farm!"
Lehossu paused to signal a fisher
man who was hurrying abeiig the
bayou bank.
"So that is all. m'sie'.i," he concluded his tale. "And there is Valsan,
coming, as usual, with the tide."
"And  the gift?" I  asked.
Thc little man pulled eiut his package and  shook  it until  it gave  feerth
the unmistakable sounds of an   infant's rattle.
"For the Ii tie Loisette���the real
treasure that M'sieu Antoine has
found at Antoine's Farm!" be explained. "She has a birthday this week,
and I must pay the event ils due.
Otherwise I would be no proper god-
father to Antoine's treasure."
(The End)
Vou save money, make your
interests more secure and help
to build up lhe municipality by
buying your goods in South
The big Vancouver department stores have an interest
in your money alone. They
have no further interest in
South Vancouver. It starts
and ends there.
We ask you to read the prices which we give below and
compare them with the prices
which prevail at the big stores
in the city. We can not only
save you money but you are
helping your holdings in
South Vancouver by keeping
all the business you can at
home. Remember too, that
wc guarantee all the goods we
sell as being absolutely right.
Do the department stores do
Here are a few of our cash
Peas,   per   tin $.10
Local  Potatoes,   per   sack $1.20
No. 1 Ashcroft Potatoes, per sack,  1.65
3  lbs  our Tea    1.00
B.R.   Tea,   per   lb 35
3  tins  Old   Dutch   Cleanser 25
18-lb.   tack   Sugar 1.05
49-lb.   sack   Flour,   any  kind 1.75
49-lb.   sack   Economy   Flour 1.60
10-lb. sack Pastry Flour, regular price
45c 35
New  season   Lemon   and  Orange   Peel
2 lbs 25
New season's  Citron  Peel,  per  lb.   .20
2-quart   bottles   Malt   Vinegar 25
E.   D.   Smith's   Strawberry   and   Crab
Apple  Jam,   regular   25c,  while  they
last 20
Cheese,    per    lb 20
2   tins   Pineapple 25
6   lbs.   Washing   Soda 15
Maple   Syrup,   per   bottle 25
Lard,   2   lbs   for    25
Tar Soap,  regular  10c. now 05
2 tins    Molasses.... ; 25
3 lbs   Currants    -. 25
Sultana   Raisins,   per  lb 10
16-oz   Package   of   Raisins 10
2   large   tins   Quaker   Tomatoes. .. .25
8  lbs  Onions    25
Coal   Oil,   per  gal 25
C. B. Hutton & Co.
Telephone Collingwood 2
(Continued from Page 7)
In explanation of our visit I told
of a final search, although I gave no
hint of how that search was to be
made. Rather I went over the well-
worn ground of forest and bayou bank
until, lhe subject exhausted, I led thc
talk to M'sieu Antoine's forefathers,
and the real object of our journey.
"And these forefathers of yours?"
I asked when the time was ripe.
"They were buried here at Silver
"They were," replied M'sieu Antoine. "They lay out there in the
upper field, beneath that single live
oak. My grandfather, however, had
them moved to the church in the
prairie. It was a useless thing, since
when they dug down the found nothing. As well take a spadeful from
any other part of  the field."
"So," said I, and changed the subject, having learned what I had come
to him to hear.
That night, when all had been long
asleep, Renaud and I slipped from a
window, and made our way towards
the upper field. With us we carried
spades and a lantern, and when we
reached the oak that marked the ancient burial ground we set to work
to dig in a circle about it. Also we
toiled in a manner far different from
our former efforts. Each clod was
broken and examined, Each spadeful was carefully scattered. We winnowed the earth as a farmer sifts bis
It was no cheerful task, that harrying of tlle rilled past in the cold
white moonbeams. The bayou breeze
whined mournfully, HUc a protest
from the deal. Yet we kept on, ever
widen'ng our circle���Renaud workin;?
in a frenzy, myself growing ever less
confident as the. unsuccessful hours
dragged past. Once, as wc beat out
a Clod, there came a clink of metal
which caused us to glow, with hope,
until we found our prize to be but
the rusted tag of a saddle. Once
also we came upon a slender, earth-
encrusted thing which might have
been a bone, at which we uncovered,
making the sign   of the Cross.
Thc muoiilight faded, the stars
twinkled out, the breeze came cool
and fresh from tlie bayou, snuniling
thc note of the coming day. From
the oak there came a sleepy piping of
birds, and little bars uf pink began
tei stain the greym-ss of the sky.    It
was ihen that, weary and blistered,
I  threw down my spade.
"1 can do no more," I declared.
"We must explain to M'sieu Antoine,
and trust to his belief. Surely, when
he has heard, he will only be too
eager  to help us."
But   Renaud   stubbornly   refused.
"He will never do so," said he. "He
is treasure mad, 1 tell you. Naught
will serve his save Lalitte. I will
work until 1 am discovered After
that I am done  for good."
Hc thrust in his spade as he finished speaking, and then, in the first
Hush of the dawn, we found it. It
was only a small, solid cake of earth
that rolled from a broken clod, and
Renaud, in his despair, would have
swept it aside. But I caught the
line of a rounded rim thrust out from
the soil, and in an instant more we
had won.
Ah. the triumph 'ef that moment,
m'sieu! How wc rejoiced! How we
washed the coin with dew-soaked
grass! How we rubbed it upon our
blouses until each line of the ancient
stamping  stood   out  in  plain   relief!
Then came the hurried journey to
the house, where M'sieu Antoine, his
daughter behind him, gretted us at
thc door.
Haggard, earth-stained, weary and
unstrung from many sleepless nights,
Renaud yet played his part with a
dignity  worthy   of  the  occasion.
"Did you not say, mi'sieu, that if
from your land 1 brought the mate
to your coin 1 should have Loisette?"
he asketl in a quiet voice.
"I   did,"  replied thc farmer.
"Then here it is!" said Renaud; and
in an instant the girl was in his arms.
"Thc silver promise!" he gasped
finally. "Let us gei to the treasure
this  instant!    Too long have I "
But  I  caught  his arm.
"There is no treasure, m'sieu," said
I. "Vour father thought that he had
founel une, and in his excitement he
feergeit what he would have remembered had he lived. Look back,
m'sieu, and perhaps you will recall
thc custom yourself���those coils were
buried with the ancient dead that
they might pay their way across that
elark river which separates the spirit
from its final home. We made our
find at the spot that was your old
burial ground. Vour father did the
same. A passing plough and a rifled
grave are responsible for his death
ami your dream of treasure."
There was a space of silence while
M'sieu Antoine considered what I had
said.    Slowly  thc excitement, the de-
(Continued from Page 1)
Phrenology and Palmistry
(Formerly of  Montreal;
SOS   Granville   Street,   Corns.-   Robson
Hours:  10 a.m. te* I p.m
4132   MAIN   STREET
Grand Concert
Readers are reminded that the concert to be given Sy the choir of Westminster Presbyterian Church, South
Vancouver, will be held next Tuesday. December 2, when an excellent
musical programme will bc given.
Mr. Gerald McGeer, president of the South Vancouver Liberal Club, who
presided at its first public gathering.
laws  of the  province  being  properly
Liberal  Clubs  Spring  Up
Mr. S. S. Taylor prefaced bis
speech by deprecating the ambitions
suggested in the chairman's remarks.
"There were others," said Mr. Taylor.
He congratulated them upon tbe formation of the South Vancouver Liberal club. It was organizations of
the kind that helped along the cause
of Liberalism. They afforded opportunities for exchange of thoughts and
the dissemination of Liberal ideas.
These organizations were springing
up throughout the length and breadth
ol '.he province. Only lately at Revelstoke the Liberals had held the most
successful and representative convention that had ever taken place in the
province. "It showed what was happening in British Columbia," said Mr.'
Taylor. "There is a germ abroad���a
germ of bitter opposition to the present government, and it was spreading to every part of the province."
"The government at Victoria," said
Mr. Taylor, "was thc most powerful
machine ever worked out. Funds intended for public purposes had been
used to keep up an impregnable machine. It controlled a subsidized press
to keep the Conservative party in
power and to silence the one member
of the opposition. There was a determination to keep down criticism.
But the people of British Columbia
were waking up to a knowledge of
these facts. Like a prairie fire, opposition to this despotic government
was leaping up and spreading throughout the province."
Thc Conservatives, said Mr. Taylor, do not want an election. They
hod received a lesson in the recent
Se.uth Bruce election, which was a
real test on political merits, and not
as in Chateaguay bought by the expenditure of public money. It was
because of these tests that the government at Ottawa dare not go to
the  country.
A Constructive Campaign
"There were definite reasons," continued Mr. Taylor "why thc Liberals
In the province at thc last elections
had not shown better results. There
had been no recognized leader, the
p;erty had lust opportunities in the
matters of railway development and
limber limits. They hael allowed their
thunder to bc stolen from them. But
tliey had now got leaders and organization and the people were coming
back to the Liberal fold."
Criticism alone, said Mr. Taylor,
would never win an election. The
pee.pic want thc party to put forward
a constructive policy of development.
There was now a great Opportunity
for developing a land policy. They
must remember that when the Panama Canal is open thai thousands of
immigrants will be passing through
British Columbia, lie had been told
by otic passenger agent that already
74.000 one-way tickets through the
Panama Canal had been sold in Europe and lhat probably a million
would be sold before the canal opened. A large number of these immigrants would pass through the most
fertile portions of British Columbia,
and it was their duty to see that all
the land was not given away to speculated. "It was a crime," said Mr.
Taylor, "that hundreds of thousands
of acres of thc most magnificent and
fertile land in lhe Eraser Valley and
other parts of the province had been
"radically given away to speculators.
When thc people realize what has
been taken away from their rightful
heritage they will rise up in indignation and overthrow the present government."
The  Nanaimo Situation
Dealing with the Nanaimo strikers,
everyone, said Mr. Taylor, must deeply regret what has occurred at Nanaimo by the mishandling of the whole
matter, the result of which has been
that hundreds of families have been
impoverished and hundreds of thousands of dollars lost to the province.
Someone had blundered. By their
dealings with the Socialists thc Conservatives had brought the trouble
upon themselves���let them settle it
themselves. It was not a political
issue As Liberals, and for the sake
of humanity, they must do all they
can to help them out.
Tariff Reduction
As regards the Dominion government, said Mr. Taylor, there were
very few issues but, they covered a
wider field. He would refer to only
two, the tariff and navy questions.
The Liberal party stands for a greater  reduction   in  thc  tariff  and  for  a
larger preference In the mother country. It must not bc forgotten thai it
.vas the Liberal parly which had in-
troeluced the policy of preference. Although the Conservatives arc always
il asling eif their loyalty, this pre -
i-reiice Was the only real act of loyally to lhe ine ether country and il
had been put in force by thc Liberals
The Liberal party also stands for a
jreater tariff reduction than in 1896,
mil both these measures, he tbemglit.
we uld greatly conduce to the greater
prosperity   of   the   country      We   arc
now pasting tlmiugii hard times.   "It
Il :\ Strange thing." said Mr. Taylor,
that immediately Ihe Liberal party
got intee power in 1896. immigration
Increased, railways anil canals were
commenced, land under cultivation
marvellously increased, work was
plentiful and thc masses of people
pri ipered. It is a strange coincidence that while hard times ceased
when in 18% the Liberals geit into
power, Ihey should commence again
afler the Liberals had left office in
1911. But the people arc neit going
to stand for this retrograde movement. 'They will demand a change
of government that will revive confidence among the people and prosperity to the land." As tu reciprocity
with the U. S., said Mr. Taylor, a
geiod bargain had been turned down
under   a   false   cry.     Even   Borden   is
Britain   could   reciprocate   in   a   ��.,-.
that  he did nut think  was so gem.
ally kii'-wn eer advocated, namely, ti,.-.-
tlle income  freim all  capital  invest,
by the Old Country in Canada shoui
be exempt  from taxation.    Canaela
;i   ye.ung   country  and   needs   capii .
ami such exemption from income ta
would  be an Incentive to the inves'
ment oi liritish capital in Canaela ai
the-  other dominions.
People need not think, declared M
Weart,   that   Liberalism     was     dc.v
Never   had   discontent   been   so  ran
pant as neew   among   Conservative
N'e.t   une  of  the  "solid  five,"  he  h.i .
been assured by a prominent Vancou
ver   Conservative,   would   again   ge
nomination.    If    they    as    Liberal
we.ulil only take advantage of the 0|
portunities   offered   "there   wouhl   I
no  question   of  the  Liberals    bein,:
carried   to  power  at  the  next  elections."    (Cheers.)
Thc   chairman,   who   had   preside
throughout the proceedings in an able
and   genial   way,   announced   that
was expected to have concerts at tl
club every month, and if funds won]
permit, in other parts of the district
He   asked   the   Liberal   stalwarts   i
take an active part in helping to plae
Sir  Wilfrid   Laurier  again   in   powei
Not the least enjoyable part of tl -
evening's gathering were the vocal
selections splendidly rendered by thc
Charles Ayres, at the Imperial Theatre
reported to have declared in New-
York the other day that "he was
sorry reciprocity had been turned
down in Canada."
The Navy Question
Referring to the navy question, Mr.
Taylor said that he believed that
something should be done by Canada
to relieve the mother country of some
of the burden of naval protection.
The Liberal platform was to build,
man, own and support our own navy.
The Conservative plan vvas not to
build, man or own a Canadian navy,
but to give $35,000,000 to the imperial government and let thc mother
country keep it. Both Australia and
N'ew Zealand had decided lo adopt
the same policy as Sir Wilfrid Laurier proposed for Canada. It happened only recently that New Zealand
which previously had contributed a
battleship had now decided to build
their own navy. Australia is now
building six ships within Iheir uwn
shipyards. The present governmenl
had declared lhat Canada cannot build
the ships. If Australia and New Zealand can, why not Canada with its
grcate-r resources and wealth? Thc
United States had started building
their own navy when it was not nearly so strong financially as is Canada
Hc had given his views, said Mr.
Taylor in conclusion, In somewhat
random fashion, but hc hoped they
had served their purpose in being of
"some assistance to them in becoming better followers of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, and better citizens for that
reason."     (Loud   cheers.)
Need of Organization
Mr. J. W. Weart, after congratulating the members on the inauguration of the club, referred especially to
the importance of organization and
described the system adopted by the
Burnaby Liberals. There must be organization, said Mr. Weart, in getting
out  the voters' list.
Referring to the Nanaimo situation, Mr. Weart said that no matter
what the cause, it should have been
settled by a business-like conference.
He was loudly applauded when he
declared that members of the government should have gone to the seat
of trouble, listened to both sides of
the quarrel, and then if necessary
have taken possession of thc mines
and kept them in operation. (Cheers.)
Touching on the navy question, Mr.
Weart strongly supported the Laurier policy. By the construction ol the
ships in Canada, he said, they were
creating a new industry, giving additional employment to many workers as well as bringing out artisans
from the Old Country.
An increase in the preference to
the mother country was, said Mr.
Weart,  thc  truest  imperialism.  Great
Welsh   Choir,   accompanied   on   ti:
piano by  Mr. Garden.    Among tho-
who contributed by sung and recitation   to  a   memorable   night's   entertainment were:    Messrs. J. L. Evan-
(song),   Kelly   (recitation),   S.   Da\
(song), J. Francis Bursill (recitatiem
Jones (song), Irving (song), and Mi
Third, Junior  (recitation).    All  wei
encored and  deserved it.
Sale of Work
A sale of work will be held in i
Agricultural Hall, Central Park, tu
eler the auspices of the Women
Auxiliary of St. John's Church, -
Thursday, December 4, commenin
I at 2.30 o'clock. There will he no ae
I mission   charge-.    In   the  evening
��� grand social entertainment will I
j given starling at 8 o'clock, when il
(programme will consist of soni.
sketches, contests, etc. Refreshmen:
| will be served.
Victorian Order of Nurses
Several of the ladies of the loc;
branch e.f the Victorian Order -
Nurses held a tea on Wednesday a
the home of Mrs. W. A. Pound, Que
beC Street, when $5 was collected r
aid of the fund. Next week a simila
gathering will be held at the home -
Mrs. J.  Mullett, Quebec Street.
Reeve   Kerr   Strongly  Rebuts   Dele
gates' Statement
(Continued  from  Page   1)
I Gold that South Vancouver has $175.-
000 in  pressing  claims  unpaid.
1 The tax levy this year was $624,
000 to meet estimates amounting to
that figure This amount was made
up as follows. Administrative expenses, $190,703, less $50,000 estimated revenue, or $139,803 net; interest
ou sinking fund and loan rate $214.
406; school rate, interest on sinking
fund $51,338, ordinary estimates $143.-
505. tota| school estimates $194,933.
Provision was made for rebate oi
taxes estimated at $25,000 and for cs
timated increase in arrears of taxes
$50,000, thus bringing the total estimates to $624,142.
"Interest on treasury bills was provided for in the loan rate and even
though temporary financing may
raise the interest a point or two and
a certain amount of expense is incurred in renewing it will come well
within the revenue. Moreover, at
the end of this year we shall have-
roughly $340,000 arrears of taxes on
which no expenditure has been authorized, and as no money bas been
borrowed on thc strength of these
arrears thc amount of $340,000 arrears
of taxes will he a straight asset to the


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