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Array ^Cuve, CHINOOK
I A Half Million in 1917
Vol. I., No. 38
Price 5 cents
Ward One Ratepayers Mark
Election Victory With Banquet
"Committee of Fifty" Hosts at Delightful  Function���Inspiring   !
Addresses by Reeve Kerr, School Trustee Morris and others
On Saturday night "Tin- CommitteeI    Mr. J.  I',. Todrick (ex-Councillor) I
of Fifty," that i-. the leading residents proposed "The Municipality of South
of Ward  1, held a banquet    at    the Vancouver."    This   was  a   toast,   lie |
Table Supply Cafe," Hasting! Street, said, which might ere long-be merged
This was tee celebrate tlie election e.f
Councillor J. J. Wilbers and School
Trustee Wm. Morris, who were the
committee's candidates, and also the
election of Reeve Kerr, wine-,- candidature the committee, for the most
part, favored. Mr. Mert'jn Smith presided. Reeve Kerr was present, so
also was School Trustee. Morris, but
it was to some extent like "nanilct"
without the Prince of Denmark on
the boards  for  Mr.  Wilbers  was al:
in "Greater Vancouver."   During tin
past twelve months a fierce light had i
been   beating   upon   the   Municipality j
���and  under   that   light   some   things i
had  not  looked  pleasant,  but  South |
Vancouver  was  emerging    from    its
troubles and difficulties and justifying!
that  pride   which   every   South  Van- j
couverite  felt  (cheers).    A  Municipality   with   such   splendid   waterways, i
with  such   splendid  highways,  to  be
properly "fixed" by the new Council |
sent, having to attend t'i the delights I hear! hear!) was indeed an excuse
of "grippe," and illness also pre-j tor pride and a stimulus to hope and
vented Ihe attendance of Mr.  Nelson, i ambition.    He coupled with the toast
Reeve   Kerr,   who  worthily     fulfilled
duties,   responsible  and   honorable.
The toast was enthusiastically
drunk with "musical honors." Reeve
Kerr said he was glad to have an opportunity of thanking those who had
worked for him and given him a renewal of their confidence. South Van.
COUVef had been advertized, boldly
advertized in a way that was not al-
ompson, A. C. Ford, together to its advantage and yet
Gardner, _���'. Groves, I there was an attraction   about   the
Mr. Stein, Mr. Jeihn McC.atty and eme
or two other active members of the
committee. The toast "Absent
Friends" showed they wcre remembered, however. Messages of condolence were senl anel warm tributes paid
to the work they had done. The company included tin- following:
VV.  II.  Kent,  L.  W.  Bailey, J.  II.
Bowman, W. K. Gibson, Donald Rob-
crlsein, J. T. T
11. Moore, Ge
G. Livingston, C, X. Van Home, Dan. ; place, ils atmosphere, its advantages,
MacKinnon, J, B. Todrick, Geo. Kerr, its people, and might he add, its
W. G. Aleock, W. Kirkhain. Thomas ' Reeve? (cheers) which brought people
Harvey, A. Verry, K. J. Powell, R. into the municipality so that during the
Latta,  E.  L.  Sammons,  W,  Loxton, j past year the population had Increased
W. J. Battison, (',. Heamdon, R. Tel
ford, C. T. Hailey. T. Todrick, V. J.
Nicholson, K. Kerr, II. L. Meyer, Wm,
Morris, Jas. Nelson. II. S. Orrell, C.
H. Rose, R. G. Smith. A. J. Miclielmore, Frank Gray, L. C. Salter, A. E.
Smiley, A. Wilson, J. francis Bursill,
Alex. Ford, B. W. Hailey, II. II.
Shouldice, Andrew  Black.
Mr. Bert Kent and several other
gentlemen attended as visitors.
An excellent menu, which provoked
an enthusiastically received toast,
"Our host" having been discussed.
The chairman gave the toast, "Thc
King." No monarch, not even the
illustrious Victoria, had shown greater
solicitude for the well-being of his
people, said the chairman, and when
the history of George V. came to be
written, and might it be a history extending over a long time, it will show
that our present sovereign did justice
to his lineage by ability and a sense
of thc responsibilities of a wonderful
period in   British  history.
The toast-was loyally honored with
the   National   Anthem.
I.y about 10,000 (cheers). He hoped
the dark days of South Vancouver
were all over. The Municipality had
shown the right kind of spirit, the
people had said with no uncertain
voice that they wanted honest men
to administer their affairs   (cheers),
morally, financially, commercially. The
recent election had proved good for
South Vancouver and now, more than
ever, the optimistic spirit of the
people was justified, He saw no reason
why annexation should not be speedily
and successfully brought about and
South Vancouver become an important factor���the important factor���
of a Greater Vancouver. Whatever
might bc its future, the labors of thc
gentlemen hc saw before him were
not forgotten; it was such men as
they, working in the spirit which
moved them, who built up cities, provinces and empires to win the admiration of the world.    (Cheers.)
Trustee   Wm.   Morris  also   replied.
He confessed himself, though a practical business man, yel something of a
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Brilliant Scene at Annual Ball of South
::      Vancouver Board of Trade      ::
Kalenberg Hall presented a gay
and animated scene on Wednesday
night, the occasion being the annual
ball given by the South Vancouver
Board of Trade. This being the chief
social function eef the district, it goes
without saying that a large and distinguished company gathered tn fill
the hall, which was gaily decorated,
streamers being strung anetind anil
scroti the hall, while Hags of all nations were shown in Conspicuous
In front eif the baud diaz. stretching across the hall, was "Welcpme
t.i  Our  (',nests."    Mr.  W.  J    Prowse
deserves the  highest  praise  for the
able   anil   effective   manner   in   which
the   whole   decorations   were   carried
Mr Newton Crowder, ably assisted hy R C. Hodgson, carried oul the
duties e,f Master of Ceremonies,
The committee wh,, carried e.ut the
arrangements were: Messrs Hodgson, Feast, Prowse, Lamond, Elliott,
and Greenslade. The same commit-
tec have carried nut mosl e.f the
social functions, and it showed the
good judgment of the Hoard in appointing this committee to lake
charge of matters,
Mr. Hodgson and Mrs. Hodgson
led off in the lirst dance. Not a single
incident arose to mar the night's enjoyment, and as the gay dancers tripped the light fantastic to the charms
of the enchanling music the cup eef
the dancers' enjoyment seemed full
to overflowing.
In the small anterooms were to be
found a number of those who did not
dance quietly enjoying a game of
whist. Quickly the time sped, and it
was with a sigh of regret the last
item on thc programme was finished. This dance is really the event of
thc season of South Vancouver. The
hall was filled, but in no way overcrowded.
Reeve Kerr and the Council were
called to Victoria on a deputation, so
that they could not be present. Commission Crehan, owing to slight indisposition, was also unable to be
Among those present were: Mr.
William Allen, Miss Stasia Allen, Mr.
and Mrs. C. N. Van Horn, Mr. and
Mrs. R. Telford, Mr, and Mrs. C. T.
Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Halting, Mr.
and Mrs. Prowse, Mr. and Mrs. R.
C. Hodgson, Mrs. M. L. Slayton, Mr.
and Mrs. Lee, Mr. J. C. Wright, Mr.
and Mrs. Cosino Bruce, Miss Quinn,
Mrs. W. R. Wallace, Mrs. Hall, Mr.
Fred Archer, Miss Maud Hill, Capt.
and Mrs. Alex. Graham, Mr. J. J.
Graham, Mr.  F.  Brignall,    Mr.    and
Mrs. Geo. Greenslade, Miss Ethel
Bowman, Mr. Harry I). Hepwell, Mr.
C. Stuart Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. N.
Crowder, Mrs. W. Pearce, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Jackson, Mrs. Kalenberg,
Mr. and Mrs. J. (.. Scott, Mr. K. Todrick. Miss Bessie Todrick, Miss Isa-
gelle Todrick, Miss Nora Aleock, Mr
T. W. Wright, Mr. S. A Gilbert, Miss
Annie Gill. Mr. A- S. McMorran, Miss
Low Mullett, Miss Astiile Mullett.
Mrs. J. Mullett, Mr. D. P. McCannon. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Crane, Mrs.
I-: M. Dickinson, .Mr. F. E. Elliott.
Mr anil Mrs A. K. Young, Mr, Roy
M. Taylor, Mrs. R, M. Taylor, Miss
Kathleen Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Bowman, Miss Nellie Gourlcy, Mr.
J. W, Dickieson, Mr. and Mrs.' W. J.
Janes,   Mr.   Kenneth   Lamond,
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Solicitors Drafting Bill for
South Vancouver Annexation
Measure Will Soon be in Hands of the Joint Committee���Terms
Upon Which Two Places Wil! Throw TFr-'r Lot.Together
General   Secretary   Vancouver   Trades   and   Labor   Council.
Editor of our "Workers' Page."
An emphatic denunciation of the
action of the Hurnaby Council in withdrawing from tin- Ninth Ann harbor
development scheme was contained
in a letter read before the South
Vancouver Board of Trade on Monday night from Mr. W. G, Walker,
president of the Burnaby Board of
Trade and chairman of the Inter.
municipal   Harbnr   Committee,
Mr. Walker suggested that the
withdrawal of thc municipality from
co-operation with South Vancouver,
Point Grey and Richmond in securing a joint harbor commission, with
jurisdiction extending from the mouth
of tbe North Arm tei New Westminster, was the result eef an absolute
change of attitude on the part of
Reeve Weart. 11 would result, said
Mr. Walker, in Hurnaby losing all
individuality in matters of harbor development and would mean that the
municipality, instead of having a right
to an equitable share of harbor improvements would have to depend
on New Westminster's generosity to
obtain any share at all.
Thc Board decided in consideration
of the progress being made by the
council toward annexation to shelve
the gas franchise question for a
month. A committee of the board
which heard an explanation eif the
Si��uth Vancouver Otis Company's
proposal, advised the board this even.
ing to recommend to the council the
passage of a gas franchise bylaw.
"It loeiks as if annexation is going
tee tie up everything in this municipality," said Mr. J. Armstrong in introducing a motion in accordance
with the report of the committee; hut
eether members of the In,aril thought
that the council should nol be saddled
with any additional franchises in
seeking   in   promote   the     union     .if
municipality and city.
Ex-councillor  Elliott  thought  thai
nothing shnulel he put in the way ol
the council's endeavors and advised
lhat   the   question   be   left   over   feer  a
A resolution was passed endorsing
ilu   efforts  of  the   Delta   Board    .>f
Trade i.. secure ferry transportation
between Ladner and Number Five
koad .'ind Fraser Avenue. Owing to
the late receipt e.f a request from
Ladner, the- local board could not
send a delegation tee Victoria.
Central Park Agricultural Association
Make   Recommendation
The annual meeting of the Central Park Agricultural Association
and Farmers' Institute was held on
Tuesday night, when Mr. A. Gothard
was re-elected president; Mr. P. E.
Marnier, secretary-treasurer, and Mr.
J.  S.  Sinclair, vice-president.
Thc directors for 1913 will be
Messrs. A. Lomas, D. M. Ross, J A.
Smith, C. H. Rose, W. H. Brett, V.
H. Laxton, L. ]���'. Rawden. I-. M. Ty-
seen, 11. Emery, J. H. Thompson, J.
Churchland, Frank Rumble, C. M.
Van lleerne, Captain Fisher anel Miss
Jessie  Love.
The president gave a brief outline
eef the work of the association during
the past year. He said the great!
need of the association was a new j
exhibition building, as the pre senl .
Imililing had been inadequate feir lhe!
past  twelve years.
Il was deeideil tn extend ihe time
eef the annual exhibition so as t.. include Saturday nf the week, when
the exhiliitie.ii i- held, in order ti
give residents in Vancouver an opportunity to attend .nt the week!)
Quick wurk is being made mi the
the question oi annexation e.f S--utli
Vancouver by tin City of Vancouver.    At a conference 'en  Monday  i'
'l ;.-   ele-.iele ,1   In   have-   tile-    iolicitorfi   Ol
the City rn' Vancouver and of South
Vancouver draft a bill which after
ratification by the two e-.niin-iis will
be submitted t"r approval by the
Government at Victoria. The bill
a- drafted by the Municipal solicitor,
Mr. II. Colin Clarke-, was on Tuesday
submitted te, City S<,Iiiit��� .r Hay for
approval. After the bill has been
considered by Mr. Hay a conference
will be- held te' consider any amend-
ments e,r additions which it  may be
I deemed advisable tee make to thc bill
as drafted by the Municipal solicitor,
The- joint annexation committee
held a meeting em Monday. The
members in attendance at the City
I lull wire Chairman McBeath ami
Aid. Trimble. Hepburn and McMas-
i. r of Vancouver, with Reeve- Kerr
and Councillors Campbell,  Dickinson
land Humphries of South Vancouver.
tubers present included Comptroller Baldwin and Assistanl City Solicitor Jones of Vancouver, Engineer
Creer eef the Burrard Peninsula Joint
Sewerage Commission, Chairman
Whelpton of the Sniuli Vancouver
School Board, Municipal Solicitor
Clarke of South Vancouver, Municipal Engineer Clement, and Mr.
Robert McBride, a South Vancouver
The bylaw appropriations suggested by the joint sub-committee which
were agreed upon al a meeting in
South Vancouver on Friday last were
accepted by the larger committee, al-
though the final division of the net
total was left open at the option of
the Smith Vancouver authorities. The
net amounts e.f the appropriation from
bylaws were : Roads, $650,000;
parks. $50,000; schools, $350,000;
waterworks, $200,000; hospital pur-
peeses $25,000; fire halls and sites,
$75,000; sewers, $500,000; total $1,-
850,000. This amount was increased
t.e $2,000,000 in order to ever bond
Chairman McBeath explained that
in view of the fact that thc City of
Vancouver would met in the event nf
annexation be able to realize on the
borrowing power fre.m South Vancouver for two years, it was thought
advisable   for   Seeuth   Vancuuver     to
rk to b
its   own   credit    fe.r   the
carried mil in 1913.    This
would also safeguard th.- municipality ii annexation .bd nol take place.
After annexation the City Council
would lake 'e\er the monies not
spent from bylaw ami continue the
improvements commenced in South
Vancouver, also selling iln- bylaw
bonds. Measures of ibi- sorl would
relieve lhe city of going on it- own
borrowing power for Smith Vancouver work during 1913 ami by 1915 it
would have tin- advantage of the added district.
Councillor Campbi 11 stated that thc
$25-000 item fe.r parks was onlj for
the South Vancouver share oi the
Little M.eii ii tain Park, which is tn be
bought this year from the C. I'. R.
by Vancouver, south Vancouver ami
Point Grey. It was the intention, he
explained, tn obtain long-term op-
tions nil other park sites, anil the
greater city cnuld take- them up later.
Reference was made t-. ilu- -um
sei apart for sebe.nl-. Chairman
Whelpton   of   ihe   South   Vancouver
Si-1 1    Board   claiming   that   it   was
I-.., small. He said tin.' i< ��;���- planned t" spend ai least $550,000 in extraordinary w.irk iu tin- municipality
this year, of which probably $75,000
wouhl eieine from the Provincial
Government. Thi- mesvnt thai tin-
districl would have to raisi by by.
law $475,000, instead of $250,000, as
suggested. The South Vancouver
school population increase during the
past year, said Mr. Whelpton, wa,
greater, than that e.f Vancouver City.
IU- considered that in view ,,i the
large programme being undertaken in
school improvements in both Smith
Vancouver anil the city during 1913
it would imt be wi-,- to '!.. away with
ilu- Semth Vancouver board until the
end  of the year.
\bi Hepburn thought that temporary buildings could be- constructed
te. serve for the next year e .r two, and
in thi- way the school total might
be largely reduced. The South Vance euvcr committee members were
averse tn such a policy, however, and
favored taking sums freun nther items
ami adding them tn the school appropriation, They will arrange this
to'suit themselves, it was agreed.
Engineer Creer was asked feer an
opinion as to the probability of Smith
Vancouver being able tn spend $500,-
000 this year e.n local sewers. He appeared t" think the sum rather large,
pointing out that there were only two
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Around the Municipal Hall
li seems that even South Vancouver vas nol exempt frmn the- severe
ste,mi- that swept over tin- world at
lhe end ..f the old anel beginning of
iln- new year. From tlie papers received from the Old Country it ap-1
|pears     that     exceptionally     severe
A- ,i decided thaw ha- now set iu
we may soon expect to see plants
and flowers begin i" sproul and bud,
heralding  iln- approach of -pring.
*    *   *
'i in-  " riter  ami  a  few  of  the   staff
"Yin-   Chinook"   had   arrat -
Agreement Approved
The final draft agreement between
Vancouvet city ami iln- Canadian
Northern Pacific ami Canadian
Northern Railway companies, a- past
ed by tin- Vancouver City Bridges
and Railways Committee ha- been
approved bj .ttorney-General Bow-
ser. Th,- agrecmenl was presented
him by City Solicitor Hay nf Vancouver, No changes of moment wen
made in  the document
Standing from left to right���P. C. Bliss, P. C. Wales, P. C. Anthony, P. C. Thomas, Acting-Sergeant
Lee, P. C. Vigor, P. C. Irving, P. C. Smal 1, P. C. Winter, P. C. Crowder, P. C. Hughes.
Sitting���Chief Jackson, Sergeant Bramwell
Comprised of one of the finest
bodies of men in Western Canada,
the South Vancouver police force,
under Chief Jackson, is an important
factor in the social fabric of South
Vancouver. Chief Jackson has surrounded himself with competent,
capable officers, and it is no vain
boast to say that they would compare favorably with any like body of
police officers in Canada. Chief Jack,
son and most of his men have seen
active service in the British Army in
various parts of the world, and their
military training is now doing them
in good stead. Sergeant Bramwell
and P. C. Irving are certified members of the St. John's Ambulance
Corps, a course of training in which
all thc members of the South Van.
ceiuver police force are now taking.
These soldierly, efficient young
men. thirteen in all, patrol the fourteen or fifteen square miles within
the boundaries of South Vancouver,
an area one-eighth as great as that of
the City of London and its suburbs,
and crime in South Vancouver is
constantly on the decrease.
weather    reigned     throughout     the  big game hunting trip to Vancouver
| British   Isle-,   while   in   South   Van-  Island under thi   guidanci ne nf
couver   none   ol   tin-  old-timers   can  iln-  most   expert   I..cal  hunters     We
remember    such    a    heavy    fall    of  were to have left aftet evere
���now.      To    eastern    Canadians    it  sno��  in.: driven ile   big game down
bmught   thoughts   nf  the   land   they from   the  mountains       Lcavinj
had   lb-'',   frmn   in   ,..-t   warmth   ami   Frida\   morning   ,i.- ed to
sunshine in   British Columbia   Wlnb- arrive- al our destination on thc Sal
thej     te-li    inconvenienced    by    the urday   morning      However,   there   i-
amounl  ol  snow that had fallen   yel  "many a slip betwixt Mi-  cup and tin-
all   seemed   pleased   that   tiny   wen- lip."    Ai   thi   moment   when   .
not   -nit. une   from  iln-  intense  frosl   thing >e.>-  favorable for tin- pn
;b. i  ae-e.-nipanie-  mi..��   In  tin-   Bast   ed trip, .mel preparations were being
___ [hurriedly made the large pre-- which
print- The Chinook" suddenly re.
fused i" work, Engineers wcre call.
ed in and working night and day with
smin- of the staff it took some time
to put matters right. The delaj
caused such an accumulation of work
thai all thought of the trip had to be
abandoned. Strange how little incidents over which we have neither
knowledge nor control shape the destinies of our lives. Ib.w many mountain lions, wolves, bears, etc., now
|owe iheir lives to the fact tha an
accident occurred in "The Chin- ok"
press room. Had that accident not
occurred thc adventures and prowess
oi the hunting parly would have been
a never ending theme during the- next
few months.
*      A      A
Satisfaction is general around the
Hall just now. Thc staff as a whole
are content with tin- advances and
recommendations maele by the retiring Council
Thc new Councillors have not yet
got accustomed to their duties so
they are not seen around the Hail
so much as the late Councillors were.
Perhaps no figure is missed so
much as Councillor Elliott. While
wc may have disagreed with him on
many occasions, yet we fully recognize the latent power that was in
him. At this crisis on the annexation question his grasp of the financial question, bis quick perception
and analytical powers in debate would
have stood South Vancouver in good
ele       *      *
Inspector Pengelly's face wears the
smile that won't come off. H; has
had appointed as chairman ot the
Health Committee, Councillor Dickinson. The Councillor is well known
to take an active interest in all that
(Continued   on   Page  2) TWO
did met  take
it  was  sug.
advisable ti
eef the wards
Reeve D. C. McGregor and Coun-
cillori P. W. l-'au Vcl, T. I) Coldicutt, A. V. C.  McPherson   ami    p..
Striele met at the Municipal Mall and
were sworn in for the e,trice P, which
they have been elected. The bylaws
voted "ti anil earrieel al the election
feer reead Improvement weerk. water
we.rks, school loan bylaws one and
two, and  the  New   Westininster-liur-
naby sewer agreement, alsei ratified by
the ve.ters. were passed through their
third reading by the Council.
During the meeting thc Councillors
expressed the wish that they might
work harmoniously with the new
Reeve and with each either, having in
mind only the best interest of the
Although thc Council
the matter up officially
gCSted that it wouhl be
reduce thc area of some
by the establishment of new ones and
this would necessitate tbe election of
two new COUf-Cillors. One of the
wards, number four, now has about
nineteen  square  miles.
* A      *
Miss A. Colhoun and Miss Mullen,
the nursing staff of the Burnaby
branch of the Victorian Order of
Nurses, were accorded a Splendid reception at the concert and seicial hall
in the Foresters' Hall, East Burnaby,
on Friday night of last week. Despite the inclemency of the weather,
a fair representation of those interested in the work of the order from Fast
Burnaby braved the slush and rain
in order to welcome tbe nurses to the
Municipality. That the programme,
rendered by well known Burnaby
artists, was a treat was evinced by
the hearty applause which greeted
each number. Miss Gray, Mrs. H.
Mansfield. Mr. MeKenzie and Mr.
Jones rendered vocal solos and Miss
Maude Underbill of Victoria, who is
a professional elocutionist, gave some
worthy exhibitions <>f her art. Miss
Minerva Mnith, the well known East
Burnaby    pianist,  accompanied    the
vocal selections. During the course
of the evening Mrs. F. L. McPherson
gave a resume of the growth of the
Victorian Order branch in Burjiaby.
showing how from its inception
through Mrs. D. C. McGregor, interest
had increased until there were now
two nurses on the field. She also, in
the report, urged the support and cooperation of the women of Burnaby
in order that the proposed hospital
might soon become a reality. Replying to the hearty good will expressed
bv Rev. Mr. Frank and the chairman.
Mr. Temple Cliff. Miss Colhoun, the
head nurse of the local branch, expressed their appreciation and hoped
that the work in Burnaby might be
of  great   good,
* *    *
Thc Burnaby Young Men's Club
held their first meeting in the new
club roeems in the Red Block on Ed-
niemds Street near Humphrey's Avenue. At this meeting new members
were admitted and arrangements were
made feer the e.fficial opening on
February 4 which will be celebrated
with a whist drive. Councillor MacPherson has consented tn he present
at the opening of the club rooms, This
club, which started about six weeks
age, with about twenty .members now
has about thirty. They are planning
feer athletics and social life. They
have a library under way and intend
as soon as possible putting in a
gymnasium and billiard table. Among
the committees are one on hockey
and one nu basket ball and they intend tn put one mi lacrosse and baseball when the season opens in the
spring. Any young man ..f llurnaby
who wishes tn join this club may do
so by making application I.' the Bec-
retary, Mr. C.  B.  Brown.
* *    *
Thc Royal Sovereign branch ..f the
Maids and Daughters of England was
organized at Edmonds on Wednesday. Mrs. Oliver, district deputy, iii-
stalled th.- officers. Tin- following
were elected: Mrs. P. II. Brown,
president; Mrs, Jarvis, viee-presieleni;
Mrs Griffin, secretary, and Mis- K.
Collins, treasurer. Mrs. Roberts was
appointed chaplain and Mrs. II. Disney was made past president. Mrs
Hardwick, Mrs Puttick, Miss B.
Campbell and Mrs. Snowball were
elected guides and Miss Morris, in.
.siele guard, and Mrs. Manfiehl outside
guide. The society has opened with
twelve members,
��    *    *
Mr. Bruce Patterson entertained
his young friends to a progressive
���whist party at his home on Tuesday
evening. About twenty were present. The first ladies' prize was won
by Miss C. L. Brown and the first
gentlemen's prize by Mr. C. B.
Brown. The secret prize went to
Miss Marion Fisher. The ladies'
consolation prize was secured by
Miss Phyllis Brown and the gentlemen's by Mr. E. Stride.
will be attempted iu the near future
and to this end Reeve McGregor has
asked that two delegate- frmn each
uarel meet the Council 'in February
3 al Ihe Municipal Mall. Public meeting- in each nf the wards will be held
this week, sn that the different feature- as affecting each district will be
discussed and two delegates appoint-
eil  tee  the Council  meeting.
A Municipal hospital, the appointment of a police magistrate, the Burnaby Lake Improvement scheme,
Municipal gas from New Westminster, and the creation of an employ,
ment bureau at the Municipal Hall
were alsei discussed in the Reeve's
inaugural address.
The following appointments were
given out by Reeve McGregor on
Monday evening at the Council meeting: Councillor MacDonald as chairman of thc Board of Works; finance,
Councillor Fau-Vel; water, Councillor
T. W. Mayne; police, health, light and
lire, Councillor T. D. Coldicutt; hall
and grounds, Councillor E. Stride;
sewerage and transportation, Councillor Macpherson. License Commissioners, Reeve McGregor, Councillor Fau
Vel, Mr. C. F. Cliff, J.P., and Mr. C.
F. Sprott, J.P. Messrs. McQuarrie,
Martin and Cassady were appointed
solicitors,   and   Mr.   Alford   Shaw   as
equally represented on the council. It
is improbable, however, that the number nf the wards will be increased,
the general impression appearing tee
in- lhat there are sufficient wanis al
lhe   present   lime.
Municipal   Engineer    Macpherson
ha- already prepared several plans of
the municipality with different wanl
divisions, and these- will be considered when the matter is being discussed later .en.
auditor. The appointment
health officer was left over
next  meeting.
of     the
until  the
At the meeting
trade the chairman
Brown, reminded the members that
that was the last meeting of the year
and that that the next gathering, on
the third Wednesday in February,
would be the annual meeting. lie
hoped there would be a full attendance of members at the annual gathering. The chairman spoke in praise
of the work of the president, Mr. B.
G. Walker, expressing the hope that
he would again be elected to preside
over the board for another year.
The following letter was received
from thc B. C. Electric Railway Company :
"It is the intention of' this company to open an Information bureau
in the Vancouver and New Westminster depots. Competent men
will bc in charge to give intelligent
Information regarding the municipalities and towns situated on our lines.
In this connection we solicit thc cooperation of your board, and take
pleasure in advising you that ample
space will be placed at your disposal
for the exhibition of the products of
your locality.
"Our object is to make this department as attractive as possible and
while we can not undertake to advertise any particular industry or manufacturer, exhibits of bottled or canned fruit and vegetables, also grain,
fresh fruit and vegetables in season,
will he accepted and displayed tn dullest advantage in the space allotted
tn your municipality, or if you so desire, an opportunity will be given you
to arrange the space to your own
The chairman congratulated the
company on this departure in advertising the municipalities along these
The  following  new   members   were
ami  F.
:     Messrs   J.
W.   CrilTiths
J.   Macphersn
J.  Jackson.    G.
.   A.   S.   Puttick
Around the Municipal Hall
(Continued from  Page 1)
appertains tn mir hygenic laws, so
smiling Joseph may always look for
the  moral  support eif the  Councillor.
With the
Thomas we
Inson is the
parts of the
The two nurses of the Burnaby
branch of the Victorian Order of
'Nurses, Miss A. Colhoun and Miss
Mullen, are nniv stationed at the
temporary rooms in thc Edmonds
Development Company Block. Al-
Tcndy four cases have been attended
to. Miss Colhoun, who is a C. M. B.
and graduate of thc General Hospital,
Dublin, stated that thc purpose of the
order was to provide skilled nursing
for families whostt means would nol
-permit of a regular nurse. A scale
of charges will be arranged shortly
���which, according to the policy of the
order, will not be enforced in cases
of poverty. As one instance of the
growing popularity of the work she
cited the growth of the order in
Montreal, where several years ago
there were but eight nurses and today there are fifty-seven. Miss Col-
lioun is required to send a monthly
report to the headquarters of the
order | in Ottawa and to the local
In his inaugural address at the first
business session of thc 1913 council,
Reeve McGregor outlined a program
of progress fur the current year that
will he nf the tit most importance tn
the future development nf tin- muni.
Transportation   formed    the    chief
I subject   oi  reference,   his  suggestion
'in  connection  with this being em  the
basis of lhe speeches he delivered during   iln-   recent   election    campaign,
when he urged that the people should
be- taken into the confidence e.f the
uncil  and  a    settlement    nf    the
trouble attempted at the earliest possible moment,
Tin- council decided t" hese no time
in this connection, ami nexl Monday
evening delegates frmn Ihe ratepayers ,,f each ward are invited to meet
the council tee discuss lhe- pe.-iiinn oi
the municipality in regard to the
sireet railway franchise, and upon
what lines the negotiations with thc
Hritish Columbia F.lectric Railway
Company should proceed.
It is regarded that the agreement
with New Westminster in regard to
the Sapperton sewerage scheme be
proceeded with; the supply of water
at the lowest possible rate will be
gone into; thc initiation of a municipal employment -bureau is urged; the
establishment nf a hospital in the
municipality is to be taken into consideration, and the installation of a
municipal gas service, in connection
with Xew Westminster is also recommended.
Following the precedent adopted
by previous councils, Reeve McGregor appointed Only the chairmen of
the respective committees, the council
as a whole forming each committee.
These were appointed as follows :
Board eef Works, Councillor Mac-
Donald, finance. Councillor Fau-Vel;
water, Councillnr Mayne; pnliije.
health, light and fire, Councillor
Coldicutt; hall and grounds. Councillor Stride; sewerage and transportation.   Councillor   MacPherson.
License commissioners, Messrs. C.
C. Cliff, J.P., and C. )���. Sprott, J.P.,
with Councillors Fau-V'c! and MacPherson and thc Reeve. Solicitors,
Messrs McQuarrie, Martin and Cas-
sidy.    Auditor, Mr. A. Shaw.
Councillor Fau-Vel gave notice that
he would move at the next meeting
fnr a redistribution of the wards in
Burnaby in accordance with the municipal act.
This  is a  subject  that  is .likely  to
exception of Councillor
believe Councilleir Dick-
best travelled of all the
In- having visited many
world. Many don't know
Councilleir is a Scotsman, but he
a brother at present employed
Renfrew, near Glasgow, and one
the Councillor's earliest recollec-
is is going into a shop and buy-
one of the large treacle scones
which Glasgow is famous. As a
boy the Councillor tramped from
Glasgow to Greenock. Every Scotsman knows  what a  walk  that is.
*t       *t       St
So Chief Wand passes from our
midst. In e,tlu-r fields he will try to
upbuild that work for which he is
best  fitted.
is   st   t
Councillor Campbell will bc Minister of Finance. Wc remember hearing the Councillor making his famous
denouncement in the River Road
School at the commencement of his
campaign. Vet some day in the near
future I hope tn hear him retract that
speech. On him now rests thc finances of the municipality.
st   st   st
Although a preponderating vote
has been cast for annexation, yet
many a weary day may take place
before the culmination of the hopes
of theise supporting it are realized.
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Councillor Thomas, who has done
so much for the police department,
once more takes charge. At the
present time in no department of the
municipality are the employees so
well satisfied as  the police tire.
e��       A       A
Commissioner Crehan will hold a
"drawing room" reception soon. The
well satisfied smile that illuminates
his phisogomony at present is both
suggestive and indicative. The placidity of his smile as he goes from
department tn department is not reassuring to those who will make their
bow before him. Robbie Bums says:
"The fear o' hell, and the hangman's
whip keeps us a' in order." The
fear of Commissioner Crehan at the
present time has brought nn many
disorders, Those who have yet in
face the grilling must loeik forward
tei the enquiry with foreboding. Many
an action while not strictly wrung
at the time of execution, and which
appeared legitimate enough, yet under the glare nf cross examination
"!' a public enquiry assumes an appearance never dreamed of. The
public at lirst are quick to arrive at
conclusions and condemnation. Let
n< ask our readers tn reserve their
condemnation at whatever may he
revealed at the forthcoming enquiry
I ill thc enquiry is finished. Then let
us   consider   under   whal   conditions
certain things were allowed to pass.
Necessities were active factors in all
municipal contracts and work a few
y.-ais ago. Let us try to benefit by
the mistakes of the past and make
sure that we ade.pt methods in lhe
future thai will stop the- recurrence
oi such methods and we don't require
p. go  aboul   with  a  "Holy   Willie-"
smile nn our faee. The man lhat
suffers is nol always thc one that
reaped   the   harvest   from     any     mi
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Doctor  Murphy is working assidi-
nllslv     tee     se-C     tile-     a CO ,111 |ll i s 11 III .'Il I     of
his pel scheme, viz.. a public hospital for Smith Vancouver.    How thc
doctor will be- able In buy a site ami
build iln- hospital he dreams nf fnr
$25,000, tin -iitn which Vancouver al-
I.'tied, is a conundrum which will ave iii th.   Ingenuity "f tin- doctor
le,   s.,l\e-
The solving of the transportation
pmblem in Burnaby which was foreshadowed  during  the  recent  election
Mr. Whelpton has again been elected chairman of the School Board.
We congratulate him upon the In .ninth a t has been conferred upon him.
The work eif the Board for the past
year has been such that it has commended itself lo the whole of the
Mr. Whelpton has at present staying with him on a visit his father-in-
law, Mr. Forsyth, of Mincdossa. Mr.
Forsyth for many years represented
Beautiful Plains in the Manitoba
Legislature. Ile is one of the old-
timers who helped to make Canada
what it is today. Coming from Cumberland in England fully 55 years
ago, by hard and plodding work he
is now able to sit quietly in the boat
and leave the rowing in other hands.
I had thc opportunity of spending
Sunday afternoon and evening in his
company. As he recounted the many
lights hc had taken part in, and of
the tight made by thc Manitoba farmers for reciprocity, the sparkle of
his eye denoted with what vigor and
vim he must have waged tbe battle
in thc early days in the Legislature.
To these old-timers wc raise our
hats. They broke the trail; it is easy
to follow where the path is made.
Court of Revision Fixed for February
21   is  Cancelled
The  special   oeurl   eif  revision   fixed
for Friday, February 21, feir the purpose of hearing complaints agaiu-t
the proposed assessment oi frontage
measurements on the Westoilnater
road, in connection with the paving
preipnsal was cancelled by resolution
eif the council al a special meeting
held em   Monday.     It  was  further re-
���olved tei interview the government
as t.e the amount of money they are
prepared to expend on Westminster
reiad paving.     Before the motion   was
put to the vote Councillor Campbell
suggested that the whole matter of
the Westminster road paving should
be discussed in committee, and after
a short discussion the suggestion was
The council retired tn the reeve's
room, and on returning to the council chamber Councillor Wilbers at
once moved, Councillor Third seconded and it was agreed : "That resolution Xo. 2, fixing the date for thc
Court of Revision on thc Westminster road paving bylaw, passed on
December 20, 1912, be hereby rescinded and that thc assessor be authorized to give whatever notice may
be necessary to cancel the date of
holding  the   Court  of  Revision."
Councillor Humphries then proposed. Councillor Millar seconded
and it was agreed : "That a committee consisting of the Reeve and
Councillors Wilbers, Dickinson and
Third bc appointed to interview the
government with respect to the Westminster road paving as to the amount
of money they agree to expend on the
Westminster  road."
Reeve Kerr, referring to the conference between the City and South
Vancouver annexation committee
held earlier in the dav at the City
Mall, said that the solicitors had been
instructed to draw up an annexation
bill for .submission to the government and that South Vancouver pass
bylaws up to $2,<XX),000 tei carry on
necessary improvements required in
lhe municipality this year, the city to
sell thc bonds. The Reeve mentioned that the municipality, according
to the agreement arrived at with the
city, would have six aldermen on the
City Council and that this wouhl
necessitate a redistribution nf wards,
to number three, with two representatives  for  each   ward.
'During the short discussion which
followed the Reeve's statement Councillor Thomas stated that according
to thc charter of Vancouver there
must be two aldermen for each ward
and he mentioned the fact that hc
was mn- of thc men who drew up the
city charter, and thai he had a copy
nf the charter which any one who
wished   might   read.
'I he assessor was authorized tei obtain necessary help to enable him to
get out the assessment by April, and
he was further requested to report
to the next meeting of the council
on the subdivision of the municipality
into three wards for annexation purposes.
Sons of England Benefit Society,
Merrie England Lodge, No. 266
Mount Pleasant I. 0. 0, F. Hall,
corner Sixth Avenue. This lodge met
on Friday, January 24, in regular session. Three candidates were initiated
inti, the Red Rose Degree. Brother
Jay, of Western Jubilee Lodge, addressed the members. Quite a few
visile,rs were present, including a team
of carpet hall players from Western
Rose, North Vancuuver. tn play a
championship     league    game,     which
proved to be a keenly
resulting  in   a   victory
Vancouver boys.    Br<
WtS referee.
X.l'e.���III a previous report Lecturer
Bro. ('. Cole should have read Secretary Bro, C. Cole.
"Old Family Album" Concert
t )u the evening of February 4, an
"Old Family Album" concert is being given at Westminster Church,
Sniiih Vancouver, by the young pe-n-
ple nf that prospering congregation.
This event will be one nf ihe mosl
enjoyable social entertainments eef the
season.   Among the eighteen people
who will take part an- Miss Wallace
and Mr. MeKenzie, both sob.isls. The
yming men and women of Westminster Church have heretofore excelled
in their entertainments, and the "Old
Family Album" concert will outstrip
all previous efforts.
untested one.
fe.r the North
ither   I-',.   Antill
Solicitors Drafting Bill for
S. Vancouver Annexation
(Continued from Page 1)
cause a good deal of discussion, it
being felt that a fairer distribution of
the wards, as nearly as possible, ac-,
cording to the present assessment,
should be made and that both the
north and the south should be about
With a total ' output of $103,994
worth of minerals British Columbia
stands second among the ore producing, provinces of Canada for 1911,
This output averages $14.42 per capita
for the year, For 1912 British Columbia smelter receipts compiled to
Jv'oyember. 16-show a total of 1,984,376
tons,, an jnorcasc of 20 per cent, for
the same period ..in 1911. The 1912
increase over lust .year is about 30
per cent. The total value of all
metals mined in British Columbia to
date  is  $430,000,000.
trunk sewers near the boundary between the city and the district into
which these local sewers would drain.
One trunk was at Yukon and Sixteenth and from it a connecting
main could be built to Main and Sixteenth, while the China Creek trunk
was at Twelfth.
It was stated by Aid. Hepburn that
the joint sewerage commission would
meet on Friday at 2 o'clock for the
purpose of appointing delegates to
wait on the Provincial Government
asking for a guarantee of bonds on
the trunk sewers. Until this was
done and trunk sewers were extended
through South Vancouver very little
of that district could obtain local
sewers, he said, as there were only
two trunks through the city which
reached  the boundary.
Aid. Hepburn suggested (hat arrangements be made to bring the
Xorth Arm of thc Fraser in South
Vancouver under a Vancouver harbor   board.
No definite decision was reached as
to whether the South Vancouver
Council would sit on the Vancouver
council for a month or two after annexation until there was a new clec-
tion in the municipality, or whether
there ought to be an election in the
district on the same day the act would
go into effect. Municipal Solicitor
Clarke favored the former course,
while the latter was offered by Assistant  City  Solicitor  Jones.    It  was
People's Providers
Armstrong's, Corner Fraser Street and
River Avenue
South Vancouver Post Office
For Fine Groceries, Provisions, &c.
Give us a trial order and see what we can
do towards cutting down the high cost of
Yours truly, _  .._
J. Armstrong W. H. Armstrong
Have helped sun-kissed Burnaby and South Vancouver develop from
virgin forest into busy districts of homes.
They believe  Burnaby  possesses all the factors necessary to make
her o:.e day tbe huh of the peninsula.
Dominon Trust Block,
341  Cambie Street
Edmonds Station,
Phone 1038 : Edmonds, B. C.
I have the exclusive sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to statics.   $1,000 each; on good terms.   See me about them.
6^_   acres   In   Edmonds  district,  near   Power   House   and   facing  on  Vancouver
Road.     All   cleared.     Price  $16,000.00.  $5,000.00   cash;   balance   6,   12,   IS,   and   24
PHONE  1024
One acre close to Cut Off. $2000.    Easy terms
Opposite Power House : Lots 50x120. # cash; 6, 12, 18, 24 mths. $525
Another $450.   $100 cash; $10 per month
Highland   Park   Acreage
We have a number of SMALL ACREAGE PARCELS on and
near thc new cut-off line of the B. C. Electric Railway.
1 acre, just off Railway, $2100; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
1 '.t acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and IS
E.   W.  MacLEAN   LTD.
Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
Coldicutt  Block, 4th Ave.  and  6th  St.
Telephone 719
If it is In East Burnaby, we can sell it (or you
East   Burnaby.   B.   C.
909   Dominion  Trust   Building,   Vancouver,   B. O.
Telephone! :     Office 8497.    Works 6203.      Works  9328.    Works  9179	
thought probable that there would
have to bc a bylaw vote mi annexation in South Vancouver before the
union  could actually  take  place.
The report 'of the sub-committee
favoring representation of the greater
cily council on the basis of six members for South Vancouver and sixteen for the present city was approved of. This wouli. involve doing
away with the existing se. n wards
in the municipality and making three
with two members from cad- The
solicitors in drafting ti cir r.nuexa-
tion bill will decide as to whether thc
whole South Vancouver '>ut.cil will
sit for a month or two with the Vancouver Council up-.' here is a rearrangement of wards .a 'lie district,
or whether the election of the six
Vancouver aldermen will take place
at the same time as thc annexation
bylaw is being voted on. The three
wards will probably be mentioned in
thc bill.
Tbe borrowing power of South
Vancouver, according to a statement
prepared by Municipal Clerk Springford is as follows :
Bonded indebtedness... .$4,660,214.69
Less school indebtedness $1,002,644.01)
1912  assessment    .$38,995,285.44
Less 25 per cent estimated decrease on
revaluation       9,748,821.36
lluilding pwmtts,  1912..    1,500,000.00
Bonded indebtedness....    3,657,570.09
Beirrowing      power      as .
revised   $2,249,722.12
The Council e.f the City of Vancouver adopted the report of the Annifc-
aiii.ii Committee at ti meeting this
week. 'SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   1,   1913.
20 % off Heaters
Now's your chance to get a
heater cheap.
We want to reduce our stock.
The best place to buy Hard
ware is
Corner Sixteenth Avenue and
Main Street
Corner 49th Ave. and Fraser Street
McBride's Hardware is the
Hall Mark of  QUALITY.
AND BOOKS     ���>���**- I
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at the shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
it is in Seeuth Vancouver that I have
my home; in Seeuth Vancouver I have
my books, and to Seiuth Vancouver���
loon to be part of Greater Vancouver it seems���1 shall in future address this column. I have received
from  the people  of South  Vancouver
much encouragemenl and appreciation
iu the past, and I am not wit In .ut hope
that my weekly gossip will prove interesting.
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It is with much pleasure I hear that
a "Mock Parliament" starts on this
Saturday night at thc Collingwood
Institute. A few years ago "Local
Parliaments" were very popular in
London. There was r splendid
"House" at Kensington, where the
"swells" congregated, and there was
another which certainly made history
in the South of London. From this
latter "Mock Parliament" no less than
seven men feiuml their way to the
REAL House of Commons at Westminster. Docs not that fact show
what a splendid educational institution a "Mock  Parliament" is?
* *    *
I was a member of the South London Parliament. Indeed, I was, pardon the fact that my chest swells a
little, I was Prime Minister for a while
and on "my government" being defeated (over that infernal���I mean
eternal���"Sufffragette" question) I
went on to the "cross benches." I he-
came "Postmaster General," and later
on President of the Local Government
Board. My colleagues in that parliament who afterwards went to St.
Stephens, Westminster, were John
Burns (now a Cabinet Minister), John
Ward (a working navvy when I knew
him), one of the handsomest men in
the House of Commons; Mr. Ernest
Gray (a schoolmaster), Mr. Horatio
Bottomley (now editor of "Jeelm
Bull"), Mr. J. C. Durant, who became
member feir Stepney; Mr. Shirley-
Shirley, who became member for Don.
caster, and Mr. Gent-Davies, who became  member  for Kensington.
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Why (hi I recall all this? To prove
that a "Local Parliament" is a splendid training ground fur municipal,
provincial and imperial politicians. I
will venture a prophecy: Let the
local parliament get well underway
and ere long wc  hall see some of ils
members    cherishing ambitions    not
only for the City Hall but feer Victoria
and Ottawa.    Se. mote it be!
* ef       A
Lewis Waller is coming to Vancouver���T wish it was to play "Henry
V," in which be is unsurpassed, To
hear him deliver that speech about
"St. Crispin's Day" makes your blood
dance in your veins. People frum
London! send me your name and address on a postcard, addressed "Felix
Low Cost���Lowest  Maintenance
::   Sanitary���Fine Appearance   ::
On the Horse
On the Automobile
On the Ratepayer
Impossible to Buy a Better
PAVEMENT at any Price
We are Laying Dolarway on East
Victoria Drive, South Vancouver
South Vancouver Builders' Supply
Penne," the Library, Collingwood.
Londoners are going t" give Lewis
Waller a reception," anel 1 want
VOU to be there.
* ���    *
Co te, the Kmpress next week te,
see 'Sweet .Veil e,f Old Drury." This
is the favorite part of Mis-, Julia Neil-
son, and depend upon it Isabel Fletcher will do it full justice. The original
"Sweet Nell of Old Drury" was Nell
(.wynnc, an Orange girl. Hefore you
see the play read about Nell in "Pepy's
Diary," you will be as much in lov*
with the saucy wench as was
Charles II.
* *    ��
"Canadians know little about Canada."
This horrible sentence was uttered
lately by one who speaks with authority, and the worst of it is, it is true!
1 have just mentioned Charles II. How
few know the influence that man and
his "pals" had on the destinies of this
great North West. Borrow from the
Collingwood Library thc "History of
the Hudson's Bay Company"���for real
adventure it knocks "Guy Boothby"
and "Jack London" into smithereens.
* *    +
I must say something about the
ladies to justify tbe heading of this
column. I doff my hat to Mrs. Frank
Price of Collingwood East. She is
working hard inspiring many charming ladies to work hard, in making the
fortnightly "Collingwood Socials" the
most enjoyable gatherings ever heard
of. If you have not been to any of
these functions write to Mrs. Frank
Price, Collingwood East, for an iu-
vitation card. Yem will have "a real
good time."
* *    *
The Ladies! God bless them! Let
me <|Uote a sentence from the witty
address of Dr. Chang to the Women's
Canadian Club:
"Suffrage may come in time to the
Chinese women, as all things come to
her who waits. Heretofore we have
been content to let you do all the experimenting, there is no good reason
for a departure at the present juncture."
Experimenting! Two thousand
policemen dealing with a crowd of
suffragettes at Westminster! Mis-
Is enny advocating the smashing of
heads as well as of property, Miss
Wyllie saying things nearly as pretty
in Vancouver! [ExperimentingI Yes,
we are doing THAT with a vengeance!
* *    *
I shall have more tn say about
"books" next week, I have several to
review. I want here to ask thc help
nf "Chinook' readers. In the Carnegie Museum are a number of framed
specimens of the ferns, wild flowers
and grasses of Vancouver. In the
coming spring and summer I want to
make a collection e,f ferns and wild
lh overs growing in South Vancouver,
As Smith Vancuuver is fast losing its
rural character please tell me, through
the "Chinook" the best methods of
preserving such specimens. And girls
and boys! Stop! Look! Listen!
Those e.f you who will help collect
specimens in your rambles send your
names and addresses nn postcards, 1
-hall soon announce a handsome prize.
year 1516, Lyon- inherited the busi-
iii���--. F.urope, notably France, followed the lead of the courtiers of
Francis I., Louis XIV.. and La Pom-
pademr. The we,rid of the courts
wi .r, silk, satin, and velvet stiff with
gedd and silver embroidery. Velvet
Hraa used by the rich for hanging-
anil for furniture covering. In Lyons,
in l'tim. 20.UO0 looms were weaving
t of velvet-making was prac
tised in the legendary days of lndo
China. It is one of lhe oldest arts
because it was thc lirst imitation of
man's lirst garment, fur. Even after
spinning and weaving had become
known, iln- ocellated pelt ol the great
felines killed ill hunting was the dress
for important occasions, and the most
beautiful of ancienl fabrics -hows
lhat the ambition "t the weaver was
to  surpass  hi-  model  and  copy  the
tin- ..i the ai -tl in -..ni. thing by far
liner. The- discovery ���.! silk substituted -..ii iln.-a.Is for hair, and the
threads took the- dj i s at no fui could
lake them
Asia kept the art eef velvet-making secret (or centuries  N ie- won
velvet but ilu- monarch, and it was
���een only in tin- processions ol 'in
rajahs. Even in ihis day th. Chini se
anil    Japanese    velvet-makers    rasp
their threads wilh a knife In give the
tissue aspect of real fur. Asian an
mimics nature; and whether Chinese
i.r Japanese, the woven tissues recall
winding rivers where tigers drink,
transparent hedges of rustling bamboo, and, for a background, the
snowy miter of some ancient mountain. India velvet rippling with
narls as large as bird's eggs, dia-
I iii.nd dewdropS, and cloudy, red
I 'orundum was seen in the processions of the Durbar. The Arabs were
.he first to exhibit velvet tn the lands
1'irdering on the Mediterranean. The
irst Caliphs were simple, pious, and
- ivage people; they were not templ-
d by Asiastic luxury. But the Islam
that came after thc Caliphs drove
'.'.a roots to the heart of the ancient
.vorld and invaded the Aryan lands
ef the Indus and the Ganges. The
Arabs boasted of their commercial
zeal, Their caravans of camels crossed the desert and wound through the
mountain passes of Iran, carrying
-.are tissues, jewels, and perfumes,
ind now and then a carefully protected piece nf velvet lay under the
folds of a praying-rug. The splendid court of ihe Abbasside Caliphs
loved the silken pile nf India. Bag-
I dad was a city nf silk and velvet, and
the conquerors nf Africa and Spain
contrasted strangely with the iron-
I zemed warriors of the Cross. In all
the ages, velvet was held sacred by
the Mussulmans. At Medina, in
Damascus, and in Stamboul they
used it to drape the tombs of their
caliphs and their saints; and when
their warriors set out to die upon
the fields of battle that part of their
trappings that did not gleam was
covered with velvet.
In the middle ages Venice and
Genoa learned the art of velvet-
making from the Arabs.   Toward the
Oriental   Rugs
Oriental rugs, so-called, are classified in   five divisions :  Turkish,  Cau-
ea-iaii. Persian, Turcoman, and Indian  The besl suthiritiei seen to be
agreed that that style wherein the
unit of ornament seems to be of
paramount importance ia found in
the Turkish division. Geometric design marks the second or Caucasian
and distinctly floral ornament the Persian division, while the octagon and
medallion are elaborately worked out
in the fourth or Turcoman. The fifth
or Indian division lends most lavishly to tiny details in the elaboration
of even the large structural patterns
that cover great spaces with minute
There is a simple means of determining whether a given rug is rally
of the great age that helps to make
it valuable, Draw out a wool thread
freim the ug and try to straighten
it: the "Kink" will remain in it even
after weeks of soaking in water.
The Turkish rug patterns show
certain peculiarities of a talismanic
form, woven in as charms against
the evil eye. The "Mecca" rug, which
is occasionally seen in the Occident, is
often an heirloom of great value, a
thing of beauty made for the use of
a pilgrim on his way the the secret
city. Experts sometimes carelessly
give the impression, in speaking of a
"genuine Mecca," that these rugs are
made in that city. There is a tradition to the effect that the "Gorevan."
rug of Persia, a popular weave with
Western buyers, found its wonderfully beatiful background in the effort
of a certain weaver to imitate the sky
and its drifting clouds.
Certain of the most exquisite rugs
of Persia are decorated with Arabic
characters forming sentences from
the  Koran  or  poetical  quotations.
The dyes employed in the coloring
of the materials that go to make up
Oriental rugs have always been the
despair of Westerners. We are told
of some strange method of making
the dyes of ancient days. It seems
that in some places the custom prevailed of making holes in the beds
of brooks during the dry season, in
which, when the rain fell, all sorts
of vegetable and mineral substances
were deposited and left to act upon
one another until the dry season arrived, when the contents of the holes
were removed by the dyers, who,
grinding all together indiscriminately,
made shades that vied with the
pigeon's breast in beauty and with
the clouds of sunset in variety.
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Mistress and Servant
One of the most interesting questions to the middle-class household is
"the servant question," as it is often
called in the parlor, or "the mistress
question," as it is called in the kitchen.'
It is an undeniable fact that women
rarely work well together, and that
friction is far more frequent between
mistress and servant than between i
master and servant. When this friction arises some mistresses have thc
must extravagant idea- of their position anel legal right, and it must be
said that here and there are servants
with as high notion of their legal
Take domestic servants, for instance,
How many of them know what length
ni notice must lie given t.e put an end
tei their service? < if course, if definite
i.-nn- are arranged immediately mi the
entry of service, all well and good.
But often enough the: mistress just de-
cides that ilu- servant will suit her,
and -lie starts right away, without any
terms   i- to length ���.: service, etc.
In such .. case iln- implied agn
in.-in in England is for a year, ami in
Scotland ii is six months, and either
party .-an terminate iln- service by
giving a month's notice; but at ihe end
nf tin- term it expires of itself without
.on notice, If neither party cmls th-
Bervice then ii continues a- be fe ie e.n
lhe   -allle-   term-.
\ very popular misconception exists
among mistresses ..nel servants a
llle    elate    when    SUcll    month's    neetl.-i
may be- given. They think ii inu-i be-
given een the day the wages are du.-
���thai is, a'  the end of the month.
This i- a mistake, for the notice can
be given any day. without waiting
leer pay-day.
It is jii-t the same for _.oth mistress
and maid, and the latter may give her
mistress a month's "warning" any
time. The ray-day has nothing to
do with it at all.
That will only apply, however, to
domestic servants. As regards tutors,
governesses, etc., it is different. They
usually require three months' notice.
The notice required in Scotland is
forty days, and not a month, as in
A mistress can dismiss a servant
without giving any notice, or without
giving any reason fnr it. Rut she must
pay a month's wages in lieu of notice.
In certain circumstances a servant
can be dismissed without notice, and
without a month's wages in lieu of notice. For instance, where there has
been wilful disobedience to orders, or
gross moral misconduct, or habitual
neglect of work.
It is met every little act of disobedience which will justify dismissal without notice. It must be continued disobedience.
For instance, there was a case where
a servant who persisted in leaving
the house at all hours of the day and
was ill. She was told ont to go out
again without permission, but she went
again and again. The result was she
was dismissed at once, and without
wages, except up to the time of dismissal. She brought an action, but
In cases of misconduct, such as
drunkenness, you may dismiss your
servant without notice, and without
wages from the last payment.
Another ground for dismissal without notice and wages is permanent incapacity   through   illness    as   if  your
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There is a difference between
the hastily read street car paper
and the paper that is delivered
into the home; the paper that is
absolutely independent and wholesome; that the men respect and
thc women admire���that is the
paper whose advertising columns
carry confidence to the reader���
that is the paper whose advertising
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Corporation of the  District of South
All licenses an-  now due and pay-
able ai ilu- Municipal Hall.
Notice is hereby given that proceeding* will he taken against any person
persons  in  default   after  the 28th
���  February, 1913.
C! iei of Police
Corporation  o( the  District of South
Dog T.-ix will be collected at the
Municipal Hall in future, 1> >ks found
running at large without having a
license tag "ill In- impounded
Chief of Police
servant has scarlet fever, or seeme such
serious illness, you can terminate the
service at once, but you must pay
wages up to the dismissal. Vou cannot, however, dismiss a servant when
the illness is only slight eir likely to
last a few days only.
A servant is bound to obey all reasonable orders, such as to wear a servants' cap, but she is entitled to proper
treament. She has hcr rights just as
much as a mistress, but she cannot
leave at a moment's notice merely for
angry words spoken to her. No number of sharp words or "nagging" will
justify such conduct.
If madam's tongue is too much for
her. then she must give her a month's
notice by all means, otherwise she will
lose her month's wages.
A   New   Use  for   Beggars
A hotelkeeper in the suburbs of
Paris, having been much troubled
with mendicants, put a wheel near
the entrance to the building, and
above it was placed a sign reading:
"Charity degrades both him who
gives and him who takes. Turn this
wheel one hundred times and get
half a franc."
Numerous beggars applied for
leave to turn the wheel, until the
discovery was made that the force
employed was utilized to draw water
from a well which served a practical
purpose in a near-by orchard and
hostelry. Then, according to the
story, no beggars wcre seen in the
vicinity. FOUR
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THIS somewhat hackneyed plirasc well describes the
banquet of "Thc Committee of Fifty" which celebrated the election of Councillor Wilbers, Trustee .Morris
grid���incidentally���the re-election of Reeve Kerr. Nearly
all the gentlemen whei met round thc festive board on
Saturday night hailed from "Ward One," and he would
be a cantankerous and a short'-sighted critic indeed who
did not sec ample grounds for such a company exhibiting
a large measure of self-gratification. There were circumstances which might have led tactless speakers to say
things which would have been better left unsaid, but
though many speeches were made not one orator���and at
times the speaking reached the level of oratory���made the
slightest departure from, good taste, and the whole evening was a revelation eef the admirable public spirit which
moves the Municipality towards a high standard of civic
life. '-'There is as much art in stilling the strings of a
harp as in twanging them," says Oliver Wendell Holmes,
and the eloquent silence maintained Inwards certain delicate topics was the perfection of art and the very Incarnation of commonsense.
South Vancouver, as an entire Municipality, will be tin-
better for this gathering having taken place. Men who
are generally reticent and self-contained revealed themselves���and the revelation displayed laudable ambitions,
high ideals, a desire for clean, progressive, civic government which shall redound to South Vancouver's honor
and set an example to other municipalities. It would be
indeed a pity that an organization which has proved so
effective, so harmonious, so stimulating in good resolves
and good work should disband, and the suggestion of Mr.
Morris, which by now is far more than a suggestion, is
an admirable one. Members of "Thc Committee of Fifty"
and others will meet from time to time in a debating
society or "Mock Parliament." This will afford practice
in organization, in public speech, and above all keep useful
forces "in touch." Ward I has done itself great credit in
the organization of this banquet, and we anticipate that
it will have far reaching results. The candid reader of thc
report of thc proceedings must admit that an impartial
analysis show that the sense of victory, the mutual admiration, which was more than justified, were features
small indeed, compared to the exhibition of that
righteous civic spirit which, properly displayed, will make-
Greater Vancouver worthy of ils opportunities.
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W/ITH one voice, six hundred Alberta wheat growers
��� gathered at Calgary last week, condemned the naval
policy of R. L. Borden, and declared opposition to Canada
joining in any project for the increasing and strengthening
of thc Empire's navy.
These farmers of the plains, according to Mr. O. K.
Chesterton, the eminent British journalist, are Imperialists,
notwithstanding���but not jingo Imperialists.
Mr. Chesterton slated in a recent article on Imperialism
that the best empire builder Britain had was the "Englishman with an axe in Australia." According to Mr. Chesterton, the Englishman, who boasts of England's mighty
power, and the ungodly superiority of tbe average Englishman over thc average citizen of any other nation, is a
base traitor who should be stood up against a wall and
filled full of leadJ
Apparently the United Farmers of Alberta and Mr. G.
K. Chesterton, though raised in different schools, have
learned the same lesson as regards Imperialism.
The "Englishman with the axe in Australia" is the
same man as the Englishman with the breaking outfit on
thc Canadian prairie. Growing wheal is a more noble
occupation than building battleships.
While the two great Canadian parties are fighting over
the best way to help line the Canadian coasts with ships
loaded with cannon and gunpowder there is another
party slowly, almost unconsciously developing. The right
wing of this party will be recruited iu the three prairie
provinces, and the left wing in the Province of Quebec.
Somewhere in this great Dominion a leader for these new-
forces is developing, and if lu- proceeds with ihe grand
idea that the best Imperialist Canada can produce is the
man with the axe, one day hc will be a Canadian Prime
THE Provincial Government is taking steps none too
quickly in investigating the coal question of British
Columbia. British Columbia tindouotedly has a coal
question, for with the mineral mined within a few miles
of this city it is only natural that thc matter should be
one of more than passing interest.
Many South Vancouver residents, too, would no doubt
welcome a full-hearted investigation of the coal question
for thc problem in many cases has been an acute one.
For weeks after the first cold snap, householders of South
Vancouver have been besieged with men who represent
no particular firm, but who are ready to sell coal at a
fabulous price. Householders are warned as to the
scarcity of coal, and in the majority of cases purchase coal
at an exhorbitant figure.
In many cases these men drive rigs bearing the names
of reputable city coal firms. Yet it is doubtful if they
have any connection with the down-town firms. The
writer knows of one instance where the lady of the house
noticing the name of the company on the wagon 'phoned
to the city office to find out if the price was right, but was
informed that this particular firm had no such wagon in
that district selling coal under such circumstances. The
coal was purchased and only care on her part saved her
an additional $1.50, as the "ton" was three sacks short.
While the Provincial Government could no doubt ease
the public mind as to the cost of production of coal and
demonstrate whether the people were paying an exhorbitant figure for it, it seems that the Municipal Council
might do something in protecting the residents of South
Vancouver from "slick" hucksters, while safeguarding in
terests  of the coal  men    wjfb  ilo a legitimate    business
within the borders of the MNrnicipality.
In the great majority o? Eastern cities there are public
scales at which all coal must be weighed before the driver
can deliver. Thc consumer can demand this weigh-slip
receipt before accepting. Wood is measured and certified
to in thc same respect. The introduction of such a plan
into South Vancouver is certainly worth considering,
while indiscriminate "hucksters" who arc irresponsible to
no one should be shown that it is unhealthy t i do anything but a straight, legitimate business.
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THE amount of building which is done in a city or municipality is a pretty fair indication of the prosperity
and activity of the community. A man's stability in commercial life is gauged to a large extent by his standing
at the bank. The prosperity eif a community is measured
by the activity in building lines.
A casual survey of the building operations of South
Vancouver during the past year or two, will convince
the meist skeptical that this Municipality has been enjoying
a period of commercial buoyancy which larger and older
centres might well envy. From a community of a few-
thousand, within a period of three or four years, il has
increased its population to nearly thirty-five thousand.
Naturally these thirty-live thousand people must be sheltered and buildings have appeared at an astonishing rate. It
must not he forgotten toe,, that South Vancouver is
practically without apartment henises. There are a few
apartments in the Municipality, but it is chiefly a community of detached houses.
The recent storm which pul a stop to a great deal of
the outside work going on, but impressed upon the residents of South Vancouver the fact that there is no let-up
in lhe erection eef homes. According to a statement made
ley lliiileling Inspector Young this week, work on over
two hundred homes was held up owing lo lhe storm, so
that even under lhe most adverse conditions, thc building  record  of South   Vancouver goes un  unabated.
In the number of structures erected during the month,
Seeulli Vancouver no lunger plays a second part even to
the City "f Vancouver. Naturally lhe cost of the buildings erected in the older city is greater, hut it is only in
that respect that South Vancuuver is eclipsed. As many
new structures appear in South Vancouver each month
as are built ill the City of Vancouver for the same period.
A BILL has been introduced in the Legislature at
^* Denver to make it a felony fur a doctor to cut out
a perfectly good appendix.
The new measure will require all surgeons who perform
the opera'tion fur appendicitis lei furnish proof that it was
It is predicted that lobbyists fur all schools of medicine
will raise a storm over the bill which will be worse than
the one raised at the last session of the Colorado Legislature, where some drastic medical legislation was proposed.
No doubt the proponents of thc appendicitis bill are
certain that they mean well, but the decisions as to whether
or not operations were justified probably would have to
"he left to a political medical board, which would bc almost
certain  to prove incompetent.
Its passage might tend to make physicians hesitate
where hesitation might mean serious harm to the patient.
It has not been demonstrated that the average surgeon
operates for thc sheer amusement or wielding the knife.
Uusually the critics of surgeons as a class are ill-advised
or vindictive.
This measure seems about as logical as prohibiting persons from having appendicitis under penalty of being
charged with a misdemeanor.
According to reports from the Rockefeller Institute,
modern surgery is advanced to such an extent that human
organs can be removed and replaced without any great
inconvenience to the subject.
The Denver Solons might amend thc proposed statute
to provide that any surgeon who removed a perfectly good
appendix should be compelled to restore it or furnish the
patient with one just as good.
THE duel as a means of deciding disputes growing out
of points of honor would by this time have been
universally regarded as a survival of barbarism but for
the fact that it owes its origin to the "judicial combat"
ordained by law in the middle ages as a test of guilt or
innocence. It may be looked upon, therefore, as the last
survival of feudalism, and to all appearance its complete
disuse as a means of settling private quarrels is rapidly
approaching, in spite of two recent incidents: lhe rejection
by Ihe German llundesrath of a proposal from the Reichstag lo abolish duelling in the army, and a threatened
duel in France between ex-Premier Clcmenceau and Premier Poincare. The hitter was avoided by M. Clemen.
can's protestation that lome remarks addressed to M.
Poincare  had been  misapprehended.
Thc modern duel has become essentially ridiculous even
on thc continent of Europe, and during the past few years
an "International League," organized for the express purpose of setting right in the acceptation of society the sense
of the terms "cowardice" and "courage," has formed many
active branches iu different countries; in France it has
succeeded in establishing several local "tribunals of honor"
to decide disputed points without recourse to the duel.
Duelling in Britain did not begin as early as in France
and it became extinct long ago in the former country.
There is no record of any private duels in England before
the sixteenth century, and they were rare before the seventeenth. They were quite common in the eighteenth century, and had practically ceased by the middle of thc nineteenth. The protest of Prince Albert against duelling and
and his proposal to establish courts of honor led to an
important amendment of the articles of war in 1844. This
amendment provided that "every military officer who
should fight or promote a duel, or fail to do his best to
prevent one," Should be "cashiered or suffer such other
penalty as a general court-martial may award." This
brought duelling to an end in the army, and it had already
been banished by public opinion  from civil society.
Duelling was very prevalent in the United States in thc
early part of the nineteenth century. At various times laws
for its suppression were enacted by the State Legislatures,
but it is now a crime in every State of the Union. In some
of them the penalty is death, in others it is imprisonment,
and in others it is disqualification for office. There is no
cause for regret in the fact that it may now be regarded
as condemned by public opinion throughout both the
United States and the British Empire.���"Toronto Globe."
THE charming little hall of the Collingwood Institute
is receiving appreciation. The Central Park Carpenters and Joiners and a party from Vancouver have arranged social gatherings there and Mr. J. Francis Bursill
may be relied on to make them feel "cosy" and "at home."
A Vancouver Historical  Collection
To the editor of the "Chinook":
Sir,���Mr. Crace, a London decorator who had the contract for painting
and decorating the great Hyde Park
Exhibition of 1851, made, in the course
of his career, a large fortune. He used
some of the money wisely. He collected all the prints, watercolor drawings, portraits, newspaper cuttings
(of permanent historical interest) he
could get hold of relating to London.
All these scraps are now mounted on
cardboard and form lhe wonderful
"Crace Collection" in the print room
of the British Museum. Sir Walter
Besant'i charming books, Walter
Thornbury's "Old and New London,"
indeed all modem beeoks on London
owe their wealth of illustration to the
"Crace  Collection."
For twenty y.-ars 1 lived in Lambeth, a southern suburb of London,
with seven centuries of ecclesiastical
and other remarkable history. I funned a "Lambeth Collection" on thc
model eif the "Crace Collection." On
leaving England I sent that collection to the Lambeth Public Library.
From first to last that collection cost
nie (to say nothing of time and labor 1
nut less than $1,500. I "picked up"
prints cheap iu those days. I have
im dutibt Mr. Burgoyne, the Lambeth
librarian, values the "Bursill Collection on Lambeth" at mure than double
the amount I name. On account of
my Lambeth historical work I was
elected a Fellow uf the "London Royal
Historical Society." I am now in
Vancuuver. My love e.f leecal history
is finding expression in watching this
"city ill the making," and 1 am making a "Vancuuver Collection" on the
model uf lhe "Crace Collection" uf
Prints, portraits, views oi public
buildings, photographs, newspapers
anil magazine cuttings���all these will
conic inte, the collection which is destined feir ihe Collinpwood or South
Vancouver Public Library, and will,
in lime tei come, be of -ncclcss value
and interest. My collection is well
under way; who will help me by sending me photos, drawings and other
items oi interest?
I thank yuu fur the space for this
appeal lo all interested in Vancouver's
history.���Yours, etc.,
The Ceillingwood Library,
Collingwood  East.
Second Chancers
("Toronto Weekly Star")
One thing at least Ontario is doing
that bids fair to make hcr famous.
Hon. W. J. Hanna, Provincial Secretary in Sir James Whitney's Government, is working out the Prison Farm
idea with remarkable success.
Consider the facts. There are about
440 prisoners now employed in the
open air. uncunfined, and practically
unguarded. They are under well defined discipline, it is true, and must
respect rules and regulations, but they
work in tbe open air unshackled and
free from the inspection of rifle-carrying guards.
As I understand it there is no sickly
sentimentalism about this method of
prison reform. 11 is based not on
kindness but on horse sense. The
object is not to impress upon tbe men
how good, kind, and charitable the
Slate is in treating them so, but they
are permitted tu discover if they like
how sensible the State is in handling
them in this way, and how powerful
organized society is as against an erring individual, with all locks, bolts,
ears, sleeiie walls, and armed guards
done away with. To thc man who
finds himself unconlined, unwatched,
yet beyond all question as much a
prisoner as if he were walled in a cell,
there must come a realization of the
utility of fighting against an organized
society sei powerful and so confident.
The system is developing as it proceeds. Heen. W. J. Hanna and Warden Gilmour did not plan it all from
the beginning. They were surprised
to find the length they could go in
Substituting rules and regulations fur
stone walls and bolted doors. A display of confidence in authority is always impressive. A lone policeman in
Canada will make an arrest in circumstances where an armed posse will
provoke a battle, An officer of the
iaw will make an arrest in a mom
which ten men could not enter b>
force���one officer, confident that his
authority was too great to be opposed,
has made an arrest where, had he
lireiught ten eetber officers with him,
all would have been resisted. Where
it is made clear that resistance is expected, resistance is invited.
Is it not much the same with prisoners? Lock them iu and they will
try the luck. Bar the window and
they will try the bars. Watch them
and they will exert their cunning to
elude your watchfulness. Place a
guard wilh a rifle un thc angle of the
wall and a prisoner will watch him
from under his eye-brows for six
months until the slack moment comes
that gives him his chance to make
a gel-away. Under the old system a
prisoner could think of nothing but
his imprisonment. He was treated as
a cunning and dangerous man, and
became one. To begin with he was
not anything of the sort. He was a
fi"el and ready to admit it. He was
cckless and had been misled, but there
may have been nothing really criminal
or vicious about him, until he began to
feel the flattery of being treated, day
after day and month after month, as
a cunning and dangerous man. Only
a strong nature could withstand a
flattery so well persisted in.
Ontario is doing a useful and sensible thing in this matter. Hon. W.
J. Hanna deserves credit for it, and
he deserves credit, too, for the frank
and generous praise he gives Warden
Gilmour, who has practical direction
of the work.
Phone: Fair. 326       4518 Main St.
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, B.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed
Drafts       Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Fraser Street, close to Forty-ninth Avenue, 33 feet; $2,600 cash.
Cleared Lots, 33 feet, high and dry, $550.   $50 cash, balance easy
payments.    ��� <
One Cleared Lot, close to Fraser, facing south, 33 feetj $850.   $100
cash, balance e-sy payments.
Page Road, high location,   facing south; $800.    $100 cash, balance
Let tts insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of our Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while you are In any way incapacitated.
If you want an.Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
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Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
C. Gardiner - Johnson & Company
Johnson's Wharf
Phone : Sey. 9145
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :  51st Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone :  Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
California Mission  Roll
Spanish Roll Plain Square
In Colors Red and Green
Phonet :  Seymour 70S6-.S18 Office- :  606-807  Built of Ottawa Bldg.
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route to the���
Up-to-date Train  Service  Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass Agent, Vancouver.
(J^THe LAOY or thc HOUSE
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. G. Smith, C. P. 4 T. A. W. E. Duperow, G. A. P. D
Phone I   Sey.  7100 527  Granville Street
A Happy New Year
Start the New Year in proper style   by coming and investigating
our prices.
We guarantee all goods.
"FIRST  QUALITY���QUICK SERVICE" Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Telephone :  Fairmont 979
For Flowers in the house, plant the following
Bulbs now:
Roman Hyacinths, 35c per doz.; $2.65 per 100.
Paper White Narcissus, 25c per doz.; $1.75 per
Freesias, 10c per doz.; 75c per 100.
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
Phone Sey. 988 and 5727
To Keep Young and Attractive
At lhe outset, riel yourself 'ef all the
���enseless little mannerisms with which
you are affected and witli whieh jrou
afflict yeiur friend- In IO <!��� >in>_r you
will clear the way to quicker, freer,
and more satisfactory results in making the  meest e,f yourself.
If you are in lhe haiul oi wrinkling
your face e,r screwing up your eyes ..r
drawing up your brows���"knitting
them," as it is calleel���whenever your
iiiieoel happens tej he thoughtful "r puzzled; or tapping your fue.t, e,r twirling
your thumbs, -te.p it. If yuu grimace
when you talk, don't. If you gesticulate or nod your head t'e emphasize
what you are saying, break tlie habit,
and above all things, keep the hands
absolutely away from the face. Aside
from the hygienic effect, t'i see one absently lingering the lips is scarcely less
an annoying habit than biting the lips.
thrusting the teeiigue into the cheeks.
eir constantly wetting the lips. All of
these things are merely bad habits induced ny nerves and easily overcome
through a little careful watching out
for them.
The e.reat difficulty is that the woman who indulges in mannerisms is
rarely Conscious of them herself, se,
that it is the observer who is most annoyed by them, but, besides causing
annoyance, unless you have thought
about it you have no idea how they
detract from the pleasing impression
you would make upon eethers. Because,
however attractive a person may be
otherwise, the little habit of pursing
the lips, shrugging the shoulders, or
any one of the thousand other actions
that billing in this category of senseless mannerisms is what claims attention.    They show lack of poise  anel
I dignity.
But, queries some one, is not doing
! away with mannerisms taking away
'individuality, and whal is there nie,re
i valuable than individuality? The ques-
tion is a reasonable one, but it is a
much mistaken idea that a hit of useless mollis, just because they happen in bSt-eculiar to an individual, add
anything of charm t.e her personality.
S'i if you have that idea, pray dis-
pose of it at once and set abi ut cultivating a   repose   of  manner   that   will
make you a thousandfold more distinctive than any mannerisms, which
are only the result of unguarded
nerves, an unwarranted method of relieving nervous  tension.
They can be easily cured merely by
avoiding them. Learn what your mannerisms are, and then, no, do not try
to resist them���simply avoid them. Al-
meest before you realize it the inclination   will   have   disappeared.
Each of us has her own pet mannerisms; one young woman [ know has
the habit of constantly and ceaselessly
rubbing the thumb and forefinger of
one hand together, and if she were
characteristically nerve his in her manner this trilling movement would pass
unnoticed; but it happens that she is
remarkably self-possessed and otherwise quite devoid "f nerves, which
makes this little rub. rub, rubbing al-
wayi noticeable. Another young wo.
man, ostensibly, as one e,f hcr friends
laid,  "without  a  nerve  in   ber  body,"
invariably  -<e-k- a rocking chair when
she enters a  room ami proceeds  te,
ruck regularly and evenly a-, the cheek
lick-. She declares she "just can't
break herself of the habit," but, of
Course, she can if she will. Still another woman always clears her throat
before -he speaks. Another has an odd
little way of squinting her eyes, not
when she is speaking, but, strangely
enough, only when she is acting the
listener's part in a conversation, it is
most disconcerting to tlie person who
happens to be talking to her.
Let us start right this moment to do
away with mannerisms and to acquire
instead the habit of carrying ourselves
quietly on all occasions, wasting no
fierce in false motions. Let us learn
"repose in action."
Short Lesson in Household
Are you using carbon lamps for lighting ?
Do you know that Tungsten lamps give three times the amount
of light obtained from the carbon lamp with the same consumption
of current?
Wouhl it not be advisable fe.r you t'e secure this improved form of
lighting ?
After you have considered the above queries visit our salesrooms
and ask the lamp counter clerk to demor.frate the difference between the Tungsten lamp and the ordinary carbon lamp.
For convenience of our customers we carry a full line of Tungsten
lamps, of an improved type, in stock.
Carrall &
Creosoted Wood  Block
Wood Block Pavements always attract traffic wherever they are in use.
The reduction in the noise accomplished by the use of Dominion Wood
Blocks greatly improves the value of
stores and offices, facilitates the transaction of business, frequently brings
about higher renting values and higher assessment values. It attracts pedestrian traffic as well as making the
streets a more important thoroughfare for vehicles.
Wood Block Pavement has the extreme advantage of noiselessness and
great durability under heavy traffic.
Competitive tests have repeatedly
shown it to be superior in durability
to granite block, which formerly was
the most durable pavement known. On
streets like Broadway, New York;
Dearborn Street, Chicago; Tremont
Street, Boston, and Market Street,
Philadelphia, it is now demonstrating
the superiority of its resilient resistance to the hammering of heavy
Dominion Wood Blocks are Manufactured
in South Vancouver
by the
Dominion  Creosoting   Company,   Limited
Duck en Casserole���Simmer a duck
feir an hour. Remove from fire and
cut into pieces. Fry these joints
brown in half a cup of butter in thc
casserole, sprinkle with two dessert-
spoonfuls of Hour, and salt to taste.
Pour over them a cup and a half uf
rich stock, with a small minced onion
in it, a sprig of thyme, half a teaspoonful of lemon juice, and some
finely minced parsley. Cover and let j
simmer slowly for half an hour, and
Curry of Lamb en Casserole-Two
cupfuls of diced cold lamb, a cupful
��� if diced apple, and a cupful of coarsely chopped onion fried in butter. Place
these ingredients in a casserede and
add the following sauce: Two cupfuls of hot milk, in which a piece of
butter the size of a very large egg is
melted, one tablespoonful of line curry
powder, ami a tablespoonful eif (lour,
with salt to taste. Pour on the lamb
in the casserole and let simmer for
about fifteen minutes. Serve with
plain   rice.
Calf's Liver en Casserole���Sometimes calleel Liver Pudding. Soak
a small calf's liver in cold water feer
half an hour, then drain and dry and
laid well with fat bacon strips, chop
an onion, dice finely une earn it. one
small white turnip, and one parsnip.
Fry these in butter, then add to them
a half cup of chopped ham and the
same nf bacon, half a cup of butter,
ami a hay leaf, a blade of mace.
Add iee ihis the liver and fry slightly
to a brown. Then pour over all two
cupfuls of stock seasoned with salt,
pepper, paprika, and place the cas-
scrole 'in the fire to simmer for an
hour and a half very slowly. Then
add the juice of half a lemon and
an equal amount of sweet cider with
a tablespoonful of finely chopped
parsley. Cook rather briskly for another live minutes. Remove the
liver and make the liquid remaining
into a gravy.
Varieties  of  Toast
Tomato  Egg Toast���Cut  in  halves
| six   good   sized   tomatoes,   skin,   and
put   intei   a   frying   pan   with   a   small
piece eif butter.    Cook or fry gently.
; Then   beat   well   together   lour   new
laid   eggs,   stir   well   intei   the-   toma-
I toes,   and   cook   for   a   few   minutes.
Have ready some well buttered toast,
put  on   the   mixture,  and   serve   hot.
Ilis makes a good breakfast dish.
Deviled Toast���Take a teaspoonful ni mixed pickles, finely chopped,
a teaspoonful of curry powder, anil
iwo ounces of greated parmesan
cheese. Mix well together wilh a lit-
I lie' gravy, adding sail, pepper anil
mustard tn taste. Ceiwr sume well
buttered pieces nf toast with the mixture, place in the oven nn a buttered
tin, and serve immediately.
Game or Poultry Toast���Removi
j the meat from the bones nf cither
[game or poultry, pound in a mortar
wilh a small quantity of ham. which
has been through tin mincing machine, also a small piece of butter.
When thoroughly smooth, season
wiih a little pepper and s.ili (also
nutmeg or mace, if liked), spread lhe
mixture een weli buttered toast, pul
in the oven fi r a few seconds tee gel
quite  beet,  then  serve;  garnish   with
cillur  parsley  or  water  cress.
Mushroom Savory on Toast���Have
ready  some  half rounds  oi buttered
toast,   keep   hot  while  ynti   fry   lOtne
niu-Irnoms in a little butter and salt,
when ready put an inch cube of butter
on each  of the mushrooms.  Use  sal!
and pepper to taste.    Hake for thirty
���.eiinutes    in    a    moderate  oven   and i
baste     frequently   with   butter     and
vater.    When done serve hot in  the
���asserole  with  maitre  d'hotel  sauce
ever   them.    Thc   sauee  to  be   made
as   follows:     To   a   cupful  of  drawn
I 'Hitter add  the juice of a lemon and
j "1  teaspoonful  of finely  minced  pars- '
| !ey.    Sprinkle with salt and cayenne
| to taste.     Place on  the lire and  boil
for aboul  three minutes.
Spinach and Eggs���Boil some spinach,  thoroughly  drain,  pass   through
j a hair sieve, and put in a clean sauce-
| pan  a  small  piece  of butter,  pepper.
and salt tei taste.    Let it simmer until
[veil   reduced;   then   add  one  or   two
| spoonfuls of cream, press into shape
ibout   an   inch   in   thickness  on  some
buttered    toast;    ihen    poach    sonic
,'ggs, cut  the mixture into about six
portions,   and   place   nicely   trimmed
egg on each, and serve hot
Cheese Toast���Grate some Cheddar cheese into a small saucepan, add
a teaspoonful of ale, stir together
over the lire, and when quite smooth
add a pinch of salt, a little flour of
mustard, pour on two pieces of hot
buttered toast, and send to fable
without delay. A poached egg on
top makes a nice addition.
Salmon Toast���Cut some smoked
salmon into thin slices, arrange nicely on squares of toast, sprinkle a
little pepper over them, put into the
oven for a few minutes, cover with
greased   paper,  serve  very  hot.
1138 Granville Street
(Near Davie)
The undersigned having severed all connection with the firm of
Simmons & Seneca!, at 4140 Main Street, I beg to announce to my
numercjs friends and patrons that I have opened Dressmaking
Parlors at Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, where I will be
pleased to welcome old and new customers.
Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, South Vancouver.
South Vancouver
Subdivision of Portion Block 15, D. L. 330 and 331
Fronting on River Road and Sixty-ninth Avenue. Prices
$450 each lot and up. Terms, fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18
River and B. C. Electric Railway frontage, 89.57; Victoria
Drive frontage, 187.84. Price $9,000. Terms, $1,000 cash, balance over three and a half years.
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon. McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Corner Pender and Seymour Streets
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements  For  Sale Purchased
If your heating plant is not satisfactory, see us. We
instal the "Pease" system of hot water and warm air.
See us for your plumbing repairs. We employ only
Hodgson Plumbing & Heating Co.
1136 HOMER ST.
PHONE : SEY. 2412
Furnace and Plumbing Repairs a Specialty.
Flowers for New Year
Jardinieres, Plants in Pols, Bulbs in Bowls
A large assortment to select from
HOLLY���Extra   Well   Berried���75c   per   lb.
MISTLETOE���Finest English���$1.50 per lb.
The Art Florists
Phone  Sey.   1S92 -:- Vancouver, B. C.
"A South Vancouver Industry"
Campbell Road Station
On the Eburne-Westminster Tram
(Foot of Inverness Street)
Phone Fraser  109 R P.O. Box  16
Let me figure your bills.
Open Evenings. SIX
SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   1,   1913'.
His Face Was Not His Fortune
Mr. Peter Mum or "Ugly Mug" as
tbe gentlemen e.f the road affectionately called him���WM a bird eif migratory tendencies whose thin plumage
necessitated hi- advent South each
winter with tbe same regularity at the
millionaire hied to Palm Beach. When
the protecting covering eef a Sunday
edition of a "yellow" failed te, afford
Aim the necessary warmth after being
tucked snugly about his person���underneath his clothing���then he realized
that it was time for him i" move anel
he abandoned his bench in the park
With reluctance.
During tbe passing of the long winter months he would lounge about the
wharf anel the cily park- eef Jacksonville, dreaming of hi- beloved Xorth
and wishing lor the time to approach
When he ceiuld return.
lie was returning once on one of his
accustomed trips and had reached
Gainesville, Ga.,' where the long train
Stopped twenty minutes feer supper.
Tired and cramped he peered cautiously about him, then slipped to the
ground to rest his weary limbs, lie
stee.nl a moment on the opposite side
of the train from the crowd, leioking
anxiously up and down the track. But
n. et a human soul was in sight.
Removing his battered stiff hat, he
endeavored  tee  straighten  the dents.
. hen he llicked with his fingers the
dust from his shiny coat sleeves wilh
as much precision as if it had been the
latest in broadcloth.
He saw the engineer return from his
supper; but still they waited. He
wondered why.
Curiosity getting the better of his
caution he made a detour of the train
and approached again from the direction of the town.
Passengers were returning one by
one from their evening meal; while an
impatient conductor was pacing nervously back and forth over the long
Seeing a curious crowd collected
nbout the baggage-car he went that
way. Pausing on the outskirt of the
throng he saw men hurrying back and
forth to the coach from a large van
backed against the side of the platform. He wondered what they were
loading, but was not long in suspense.
Hurrying forward to learn the cause
of delay the conductor was informed
by the express messenger that the
regular monthly shipment of gold
bricks from the mines at Dahlonega
was being transferred from the wagon
to the safe in the car, preparatory for
its delivery to the mint in Philadelphia.
Once each month was the valuable
cargo hauled over rcetigh roads from
the mines���thirty miles away���to
Gainesville, where it was reloaded
aboard a train.
Two big guards accompanied the
wagon and lounged on the platform
during the transfer, watching alertly
curious spectators who gazed enviously upon the small red bricks.
"Through Jim?" the conductor
called to Jim Eads. the express messenger, who with two big guns buckled
abemt his person, stood in thc car,
checking the number of the bars as
they were handed in.
"Almost Cap." answered Eads.
"Pretty big lot nf 'em this time."
Frowning impatiently, the conductor started back toward the Pulmans
with his lantern swinging on his arm,
ready to wave the leaving signal, as
soon as they had completed their
Hardly had he turned, when he was
attracted by the sound of rapidly moving wheels and looking toward the
direction, he saw a big closed hack
driven quickly to thc station platform
and stop near one of the large arc
A tall figure muffled in a great raincoat sprang from the front seat and
came hurriedly toward him.
"My name is Lindsey," said he, extending his hand, "Doctor Lindsey.
I'm thc new surgeon at Ihe mines. I
have a man in the hack who was
injured in the mills and has got to betaken to one of tbe hospitals in Charlotte.    If he isn't he's a goner."
"Able to walk?" inquired the captain, as hc raised his lantern the better
to see the face of the newcomer,
"No. He's on a cot," answered the
The conductor dropped his litis and
gazed steadily at the floor of the platform for several minutes before he
"1 hardly know what to say, Doc,"
lie answered presently. "The Pullmans are full and there's no place to
put him except the baggage-car and
that's strictly against orders."
The physician frowned irritably.
"We've just <��ot to get him there,"
he insisted, "he'll be dead before
twelve o'clock, if we don't. I'll see
that the company -ticks to you, if
you'll  take  him  through."
"Well," replied the conductor
slowly, "I hate to refuse for I might
be in the same fix some day. Put him
in the baggage-car and if I get 'fired'
you people will have to help me out."
"Sure!" consented the physician, as
bis dark face brightened and he hastened toward the waiting hack.
"Say Doc," the conductor called
after him.    "What's his name?"
"Hailey," he answered. "Joe
Returning toward the busy scene
the conductor began to call lustily
three cars' length back.
"Say Jim! Make room for this
injured man."
"Sure," answered Eads as he turned
his gaze toward the closed hack. His
tone was pleasant enough and he
sympathized deeply with the wounded
miner; but he did not like to take
strangers into his car and especially on
a night like this.
Willing hands, gently lifted the cot
with the mangled figure, from the
hack and bore him carefully through
the curious crowd to the coach, where
he was placed within.
While the tall muffled form of the
doctor, followed close behind carrying
a small grip in each hand.
Scarcely had they become comfortably settled, when the stentorian
voice ed the conductor called for "All
aboard" and the dimly lighted train
began  te, move with increasing speed.
Uug    during the excitement   had
slipped unseen t.i the opposite side ot
the coach and as the wheels began to
receive he quickly sprang to his
former position on the "blind."
A disagreeable mist eif ram was
1,1,,wing in his face; but drawing his
coat-collar high about his neck he
leaned hack against the front of the
car Bl  close as he cnuld.
Scarcely five feet from him, within
the coach, glowed a red-hot stove,
where there was comfort! and the doc-
l.ii   was busy with his patient.
A long dirty quilt covered the injured man, almost from head to foot,
while his features were obscured by
bandages. His left arm wrapped in
blood-stained dressings, lay upon his
chest, on top eef the soiled covering.
The two trainmen, express and
baggage, were busy with their work
with little time for conversation with
the tall physician.
After a while Eads paused near the
cot and seeing that he was endeavor-
iner tei change his patient t.e a more
comfortable position he said;
"May 1 help you Doc?"
-Yes," saiel he. "You may place
the pillow under his head as 1 lift him.
That's better.   Thanks."
"Do you think he'll get well?" the
messenger inquired in a low voice.
"Well, yes," replied thc doctor, "1
think so, if we meet with no unforeseen complications after our arrival at
the hospital. But hc is in a very critical
state," he added cautiously, as lie
glanced anxiously toward his patient.
���Almost his entire scalp was torn from
his head. To say nothing of the loss of
his left hand and half a dozen broken
ribs. He bled like a hog; .but I
hustled him down to the train as quick
as I could."
"that's awful," gasped the messenger with a sympathetic grimace.
"Jim," Bob Delaney asked grimly
as hc stepped to where the two men
were conversing, "do you remember
that negro wc took down on Number
Six, last fall?"
"1 should say I do," returned Eads
as a sickening pallor overspread his
face at the thought. "Mashed all to
pieces and the son-of-a-gun had to go
and croak before we got him hfty
miles out of Gainesville."
The long train rumbled on through
the night cutting the blackness like
a knife; now and then awakening the
hills with a shrill blast from the
whistle of the engine.
The blowing sprint" rain beat against
the windows of the cars; the doctor
sat solicitously over his patient; while
the express messenger was busy making out his report for thc run.
Presently Delaney, the baggage
master, who sat nodding on a trunk,
arose with a yawn.
"Call me, Jim, when wc get to Pine-
top," said he sleepily.
Stepping to the end of the car he
spread an old blanket over two flattop trunks, on which he stretched out,
covering himself with a big overcoat
and was soon snoring loudly.
rar in the distance, even above the
rumbling of the train, ceiuld be heard
the angry roar of High Trestle Creek.
This was considered one of the most
dangerous places on thc line and
dreaded by the men, especially on a
night like this.
As the sound of the rushing waters
trailed into the car through the open
ventilators, the injured man suddenly
groaned in pain. As he did his companion sprang from his seat and bent
solicitously over the cot.
"Want anything old man?" he
"No," came thc whispered reply.
The doctor stood arranging. the
overs, endeavoring seemingly to make
him as comfortable as possible. Now
and then his big gray eyes would raise
toward the messenger who with his
reports spread before him on top of a
big suit case, was watching him sympathetically.
Suddenly through the blackness of
the night came thc blasts from thc
engine's whistle, signify in' their near
approach tei the high trestle. As it
did. the physician started and glanced
quickly toward Eads to see if he had
noticed, but he hail not; hc was again
engrossed with his work.
Stepping behind the messenger to
the water-cooler, he drew a glass of
the clear liquid and drained it to the
last drop. His big coarse features
seemingly had undergone a change
since the signal from thc engine. His
eyes flashed curiously as he stood
peering anxiously toward the snoring
baggage-master; while his face flushed  with inward emotion.
Deep in his work Eads sat with his
back to him unmindful of his actions.
The physician continued standing as
if undecided or waiting for something,
then suddenly hc drew himself erect;
his face hardened and his hand flew
quickly to his side. Drawing his gun
he crept cat-like upon the busy
messenger until almost over him when
he paused and placing the muzzle of
the weapon against the back of his
head  he  said  determinedly;
"Open your mouth and you're a
dead man."
Eads startled while his face mantled
white as the shirt he wore but he made
no reply.
"Here Joe," called the erstwhile
Haney sprang from his cot double
quick for an injured man, tearing off
his bandages as he came.
"Save your rags," remonstrated the
doctor, "we've got another patient
Here, gag the guy and get his gun."
Having relieved Eads of his gun
Haney chuckled heartily as he began
stuffing the dirty rags into his mouth.
Bending eiver the helpless man be
would snicker in his face with the
mee-i  -iui-ter  meaning.
"Tie  him." directed  his  companion.
Stepping to a trunk, Haney cut the
small rope which bound it and returning to the messenger tied him securely
in hii chair.
This dotU they crept stealthily
across tbe car and paused over the
form of the sleeping baggage-master.
Before he realized what was taking
place, they had him securely bound
and gaggeel and tied with a rope to a
big, heavy trunk.
"Pretty quick work." smiled the
erstwhile doctor, as he mopped the
perspiration from his forehead with a
soiled handkerchief.
"Yes; but it's got to a d  sight
quicker," growled Haney.    "We   got
to dump that d safe in the next ten
minutes. We're almeest at High Trestle now."
The two advanced to the small iron
safe and with eme em each side began
to roll it leewanl the sliding door.
Eagerly they strained while the perspiration dripped fremi iheir foreheads.
Finally they paused with the treasure
balanced across thc sill tei wait their
approach  to  the trestle.
Standing in the door they waited
with the rain blowing in their faces;
while bul a short distance ahead ceiuld
be heard the roar and crackling of the
angry waters as they beat against the
rocks below.
"Ready Jim," the tall man spoke
Haney took his place on the opposite side of thc safe and with a
mighty heave together the iron-bound
treasure toppled out and rolled down
the embankment, lodging on a boulder almost at the water's edge.
Meanwhile "Ugly Mug" een thc
"blind" was almost as excited as the
two ruffians in the car. He had heard
the big slieling-iloor open and leaping
quickly to his feet had seen the safe
as it came toppling out. That was
his lirst realization of something
wrong. What should he do? He
thought once of pulling thc cord which
ran over his head and stop the train;
but on second thought he saw the
uselessness of that, as the men would
drop lightly to the ground and soon be
lost in the darkness. What difference
did it make? It was not his funeral.
But he could not compose himself to
sit idly by and see them "cop" the
gold. A strange feeling came over
him. He had not amounted to anything, why nut show what he could
do? Hc was iui coward. He could
face live men as easy as one. He
would take the risk.
Once determined his ugly features
became even pleasant! while in his
eyes there was a look that had never
been there before. Drawing an old
style gun from his hip pocket he
stepped back under the shadows and
The train was still going at a lively
rate of speed, almost too great for a
man to take chances on a jump in the
dork. But jusl across the trestle stood a
water-tower where all northbound engines stopped to fill their tanks. The
bandits knew this and had planned In
drop from the car as soon as they
began to slow.
The train crawled slowly over the
swaying trestle; while below tin-
waters boiled and surged like an angry
"All ready Joe," admonished the
so-called "doctor," as they began tee
slow for the tank.
With one foot resting in the stirrup
'if the car they swung for a moment
by one hand and then dropped lightly
to the ground.
Scarcely had their feet touched the
soil when seemingly coming up from
the earth a voice at their backs said
cool and determined,
"Drop your guns and hands up or I
Startled and amazed they wheeled
quickly to face an ugly but collected
man with a big gun pointed threateningly Inward them.
Haney was the first to regain his
enses and realize that the man meant
ju-tt what he said. He stood for a
moment as though dazed by his sudden
appearance, then seemingly coming to
himself, his hand raised quickly from
his side, but swifter still was thc pos.
scssor of the ugly features. There was
a flash, a report and thc bandit's arm
dropped helplesslv to his side; while
his big revolver fell rolling down the
Mug was as greatly surprised at his
marknianship as were the two ruffians before him. Carelessly he held
the weapon before his eyes peering at
it curiously, as if he thought it was
the most peculiar piece of mechanism
he had ever seen. Dropping his arm
quickly to a level with the bandits he
said sharply:
"Try that again young fellow and
you won't get it in the arm next time.
Drop your guns and hands up," he
repeated more firmly than before.
This time there was no delay; both
men quickly dropped their weapons
and raised their arms.
The train had now paused with the
day coach behind the two road-agents;
while its occupants aroused by the
sound of the shot came pouring outside.
The conductor among the first to
reach the ground hesitated, undecided
whether to approach or not.
Mug having been taught from infancy to fear all railroad men trembled slightly, scarcely knowing whether
to flee or stand his ground. Visions
of a reward he might get gave him
renewed  courage and  he  said:
"Come here Cap I    I got 'em."
With pistol in hand the conductor
approached cautiously, holding his lantern high above his head and peering
expectantly  toward  the three men.
"Well,   I'll   be   d !"   he   gasped.
"What's the meaning of all this?"
"Look in the car and you'll see,"
answered Mug, "or across the creek at
the safe."
"Well, well!" was all the dum-
founded ticket-taker could say as the
truth began slowly to dawn upon him.
"And where did you come from?" he
asked addressing Mug.
The ugly tramp's inborn horror of
railroad men again possessed him and
he began to tremble.
"I���I���I was on the blind," he acknowledged frankly but not without
fear.   "I saw them push the safe from
the car and as they dropped to the
ground   1   'copped'  'em."
He fully expected to get a kick for
his trouble but when it failed to come,
you ceiuld have knocked him down
with a  feather.
"Bully for you, Im," declared thc
captain. "But you're the lirst one I
ever saw that was worth killin'. See
that's your patient, eh?" he continued
willi a sneer, addressing the pretended physician.
Neither of the bandits made any
reply but stood wilh heads deewn
gazing grimly al the track before
them. Awed by the presence of the
curious crowd of passengers they ap-
peared as meek as could be.
"Here, Charlie," spoke the conduct! ir. addressing a brakeman, "go
down there and see if the boys are all
right���if they arc mil." he continued
looking fiercely Inward lhe two bandits, "there's going to bc a banging
around here."
Thinking il about time to interpose
in iheir own behalf lhe pretended
"ihecteer" raised his head and said,
"They ain't  hurt; just tied  up."
"Good feir you they are not," snap-
peel the captain.
"Scarcely had he completed the
sentence when Fails and Delaney
joined the group bringing with them
thc ropes with which they had been
"Got 'em. Cap., 1 see," thc messenger said tersely.
"Yes," returned thc conductor.
"This gentleman of the road nabbed
'cm," he added indicating Mug with a
nod of his head.
"Well.   I'll   be   d ,"   gasped   lhe
astonished messengers as he gazed
curiously upon the embarrassed thief
catcher. "He can ride in my car to
thc end of the run. if he wants to."
"Y'es, and here's something to buy
him a sandwich," said Delaney as he
jerked his cap from his head and began
to pass it around among the crowd,
after having dropped in a five dollar
bill himself to start with. Returning
he dumped lhe whole into the astonished tramp's hai.
Too deeply affected to speak Mug
stood gazing at the yellow-back bills,
but unable to see them for the tears
streaming from his eyes.
After securely lying the bandits
with ropes and leaving two men to
guard the safe until he could wire for
the wrecker, the conductor called
lustily for "All aboard."
Mug who had been given two good
guns and placed in charge of the robbers, considered it the happiest moment of his life, as he hustled them into
the coach. Seating his prisoners before him anil settling himself back in
the high cushioned scat, he would not
have exchanged places with the President of the United States.���"Short
The Span of Life
In lhe Middle Ages the average span
of human life was about thirty years.
The average among civilized peoples
is now about forty years. The startling prophecy that man would sometime only begin to understand life at
onc hundred does nut seem so unreasonable, perhaps, when we consider
the span of life allotted to vegetables
and to other animals. There exists
at the present time in the island of
Ceylon a tree which was planted 288
years before Christ. In the suburbs
of Athens travellers are shown the
olive-tree of Plato, which is 2,000
years old. The plantain tree of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is
2.3'M years old, while the giant redwood trees of California are estimated
have lived at least twenty centuries.
Tourists in llildesheim, Germany, are
never allowed to pass the famous so-
alled "thousand-year rosebush" in the
rounds of the cathedral. The list of
legendary trees might be indefinitely
extended and world trees include the
chestnuts of Etra, the walnut trees of
St. Nicholas in Lorena, the olives of
Jerusalem, the yew trees of Yorkshire.
England, which are 1.0(10, 2,000 and
2,500 years old, and the cypresses of
Mexico, which arc considered the oldest trees in  the world.
These figures are taken from the
data of Dr. Legrand, a well-known
French naturalist. He also points out
singular differences in the longevity of
animals of varying species. The crocodile and the carp live, he says, 300
years; the elephant and the whale 200;
he falcon 150; the parrot and the eagle
100: the lion and the rhinoceros 60;
the goose, common pike, and pelican
50; the hart and vulture 40; the ass,
bull, and camel .10; the horse 25; the
peacock from 23 to 25; the pig, bear,
cow, pigeon, cat, dog, deer, wolf, and
the fresh-water lobster 20 years; the
duck, nightingale, lark, fox, and pheasant 15; the canary and the cricket
average 10; the rabbit lives 8; the
squirrel and hare 7. Insects which
undergo metamorphosis live usually
from one to two years and there are
flies whose span of life is one day.
Nature, it will se seen, shows man no
special favor or disfavor among the
animals. Thc great epidemics which
have disappeared at the edict of
science, together with intelligence in
the matter of living, are thc chief
causes which are favoring and will in
the  future  favor  mean's  longevity.
English statistics show that women
born of large families live to the greatest age. Thc United States Census
in 1890 showed 77 women and 34 men
over 00 years  of age.
 s   1  I	
Willow   Life-boats
Aboard one of the ships which sail
between London and Rotterdam
there has been recently installed a
species of life-boats which is quite
novel. Thes boats, which do not
weigh more than the ordinary lifeboat of wood, are made to hold
thirty-five people and are composed
of several concentric layers. The exterior is of willow, then comes a
layer of wood, then another layer of
canvas, a second layer of wood, and
a second layer of canvas. The interior of the boat is of wood. Experiment has demonstrated that this
kind of life-uoat is practically "unbreakable," and it is guaranteed to
resist the kind of shock which so
easily overturns the ordinary lifeboat. It is also expected that this
new boat will keep afloat indefinitely
in  the stormiest weather.
Choice lands near cities of Vancouver and New Westminster, in
British Columbia Electric Railway Belt, suitable for market gardening, poultry raising and fruit-growing purposes. For sale in any size
lots. Many of these properties possess the great advantages of good
open roads, accessibility to markets, postoffice, school and transportation.
We have instructions to offer these lands at greatly below present market value, and special inducements will be made to actual
For further particulars call at our offices and ask for Mr. Shayer.
Agreements for Sale Purchased and Money to Loan
at Current Rates
The Yorkshire Guarantee
&  Securities Corporation  Limited
440 Seymour Street
Plumes: 6188 and 6189   R. Kerr lloul^ate, Manager
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western  Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thome  Metal   Store   Front  Bars,   Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Fraser Bros. & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 2?), or call.    Our
delivery service is prompt.
Five-room   House, fully modern,   on   Thirty-
sixth Avenue, one block from Victoria Road car.
Price $2,500; balance on monthly terms.
This Snap will not last long!
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN STREET        Phone: Fairmont 822
Special attention given public and private banquets.
Beautifully located, restful surroundings, unexcelled dining-room. We will be honored by South Vancouver patronage.
A. G. Halstead
Hotel Headquarters, Vancouver Automobile Club SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1913.
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
Cambie Street will eventually become the leading thoroughfare between the North
Arm and Burrard Inlet, and today there is no better investment on the market. A
brief study of the map should convince you that our statement is correct. We have
a few choice lots on Cambie  Street facing West,
Price $1625 each;   leash;   balance 6-12-18-24 month
These are between Sixty-sixth Avenue and River Road. We have also a few
choice homesites  from  $500  each,  that  are worth  investigating.
Phone : Coll. 18 Branch : Cor. River Rd. and Ash St.
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.
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
This has the following attributes :
fl Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
f| Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
���I Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
fl The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
(fl Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C.
The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy MacPherson's fust of a weekly series o' hert-tae-hert talks aboot
things in general
Radium in the Depths of the Sea
Radioactive substances have been
found by Professor Joly, thc distinguished physicist of the University of
Cambridge, to be far more auundant
in the deposits on the floor of the
deeper parts of the ocean than in any
terrestrial rocks or earths. This has
been learned from an examination of
samples of the bottom mud brought
home by recent deep-sea dredging expeditions, especially that lately conducted by John Murray in the Michael
Sars. These radioactive substances are
mainly inherent in the red clav which
constitutes the floor of the abysses,
the various other muds and oozes,
which are more or less calcareous in
their nature, forming at medium
depths, because the carbonate of lime
constituting the shells of molluscs and
of many kinds of animalcules are
wholly dissolved before they reach the
greater depths. Hence oozes composed of limy materials can be laid down
only in comparatively shallow water.
This red clay, characteristic of the
bottom wherever it is more than about
two and one-half miles beneath the
surface, is a clay deposit derived prin-
ipally from wind-carried volcanic dust
and pumic decomposed by long exposure to the chemical action of sea-
water. It contains nodules of manganese iron, certain crystals, round
particles of meteroic origin, and
spicules from silicious animalcules
(radiolariansl. and has imbedded in it
a profusion of flinty sharks' teeth and
the dense ear bones of whales, always
coated with a mineral crust. Many of
the sharks' teeth are of extinct species
known otherwise by fossil remains,
which is one evidence of the extremely low rate oi the deposition of this
clay where almost no material from
the far-away land can be added to it.
It seems impossible to get any data as
to what the rate of deposit may be, but
it must be incalculably slow; and to
this fact is probably due its excessive
richness in radium.
II.,ol. ine,n! I've often llleeCllt
something was tare wantin' in our
papers OUl here in the way e,i personal
talks with the readers, anel in talking
e.ver things one elay wiih tin- editor
eef the "Chine,ok," and ti! course alter
him asking me the usual sully question,
"Dae ye think you'll ever go hack?"
anil nie telling him that I felt pretty
comfortable here', although my hen
was aye in Bonny Scotland, he- mentioned there were a wheen Scot tie's
eeut in this pairt of the world anil it
mightn't he . ���**t o' place if I wad gie
him a hit scribble neeee and then, lie
maele me feel a hii Bare when he said
Ile wud spare nae expense ill gelling
the type set up. I'm a leil touchy when
onybody tries tae lake a len o' us
regarding e,nr ain native doric; yae
ken heiee they "Kanooks" sometimes
stand hack and make' believe they
canna understand us times in their ain
high, majestic manner, but ii they've
:.:'���< a hii real estate lee sell they can
sill tumble tae' yae. However, after
soine mair palaver, we e-e;e,t doon to
business anil in future we'll bae a
column in the "Chinook" tae talk about
things in 'leer ain Scotch style without
any interference, lie even went the
length 'ii saying he wuel engage a
Scotch compositor right away to set
up the type as hi' realizes they were
the besl (of course, I toeek that feir
what ii was worth, fm' you ken hoo
hey "Kanooks" can peddle ii <���>��� t tae
,-ae when they're after something),
Xeiii. Wen's, though iis a month
last since Ve'i'iela;'. slill I'm no owre
ate in wishing yae a' a Guid N'��
Vear. I think ye'll a' agree wi' mc,
mil mair sac them thai come frae
\ulel Reekie anel Clcscay. that the
hree "eventful periods" in Sotti-h
listory every year an- the Glescay
Fair, Edinburgh Trade's 11.. 1 i<!:i>-s, and
Xe'crday. They may a' prattle aboot
their Easters, iheir Thanksgivings, anil
even their Christmases, bul a Soeis-
man's "hluiel loups iu a' his veins"
when vac mention Hogmanay and
Xe'crday. 1 happened tae be passing
doon Hastings Street em Hogmanay
nichl about eleven o'clock anil lhe
fellies that were wi me (Edinburgh
chaps) saiel il imt them a wee bitty ill
mind ei' lhe liridges and Princes Streel
an hour before the Trim Kirk chimed
not the aulcl year. Many a time hae 1
stunel tlnre em Hogmanay wi' my
chums, fe.r though we wild a' likely.be
in seeing lhe I'antimiine at the Royal
��� er the Lyceum, we wuel aye fin' nor
feet turning in the direction o' the
High Street ami the auld Trim at
miilniclil. An' Ihen when the big
check struck the hour we were a' "Jock
'Paulson's bairns," and after a hit nip
ur twa eeut o' each other's bottles
away we'll go tn first-fit oor faither
and mother, or if we wcre lucky enough
some other fellie's sister's faither and
mother, and hae a "richt nicht" o' it.
wineliti' up wi Auld Lang Syne and
llame feir an hour or twa in freshen
us up a nit for ihe continuation e,' the
festivities. Well, Hastings Street, as
I was saying, just had a wee bit resemblance to it on Hogmanay nicht,
and when they're a' done talkin' alien et
the assimilashun o' the races yae'll aye
find the Scotties can fit in onv place
ami before lang the it her fe.lks are'
trying t.e copy  their customs,
I wa^ down town on Ne'erday, and
iu company  wi  some "Kanooks"  we
were talking owre the' way we celebrate. I happened to make a ceetn-
parisem abeeeii tin- "Pubs" being open
here on holidays; they were aye shut
al hame em the hulidays, and il gave
the barmen a chance like' aheedy else
tae hae the benefit. They didna see ii
thai way, anil they as much as insinuated thai it was because the
licensing authorities were' afraid i"
trust Scotsmen wi the "Pubs" e.pe-ii mi
holidays. They didna exactly sae that
bin yae ken "a nods as guid as a wink
tae a Mi:i* horse." However. I geei
��� nu hack at them when ilny commenced talking aboot their hotels. Gee
whiz! (what kind 0' language is that)
I say.-. "They're no hotels, we only
I'a'il th.' like' i,' them ludgin'-hooses al
hame. A hotel's a hotel at hame, ami
when yae were gaun there tee eat i.r
drink, well there was "somethin'|
daiu'" Il put nie in mind ������ a letter
the wife's brither sent hame when Im
came oot  here,    lie told us he  was
slaying    at    lhe          Hotel.    < H
Course,  we  were  e-lale-el  ami   began   lee
think it wuel only he a few months
bet'>i'e' In winl be senilin' enough hame
tee bring its a' ,,,,t furst cabin in one
o' ilu- swell Cunarders tee ihe land
where the apples grow in the winter
ami lhe hens lay twa eggs a day the
whole year roon. Talking e.' hells���
no. I think I'll leave lhat fnr another
week lae itself���they're the maisl hert-
brekin' animals I ever had tae dae wi.
However, I'm "IT my stnry aboot
th,- hotels. When we arrived here he
mid us tn come owre and hae somethin' in e.n al tin- hotel, and I was
commencing tae think aboot the elress.
suit I never hael when we stopped ill
front o' a window and he looks in and
nodded tae somebody. I thnclit it was
a frec-an'-easy that was oil���men were
sitting in chairs wi iheir feet em the
window-sill smoking ami half-dozin',
e'tliers were reading papers, and the
place was plentifully strewed wi' spit-
teiems. I asked him whal was nn and
he told me thai was the lintel lounge
room, (lee! I pretty near collapsed.
We went iiitn the dining-room ami
eene thing lhat made me at hame al
once was when a Scotch waitress come
owre ami served us, and leehl ine I
wenilil soon like the country. She
spoke the truth fnr wi a' its faults 'and
it has many i I hae Iikc<1 it better
every day I've been in it. and s. i dae
the big majority o1 Scotsmen���though
some o' them are sometimes dour t"
admit it. Thai's a sort of a gift o'
Scotsmen���there's aye room for an
argytiK nt.
I think my space is just aboot up fnr
this week', but I hope we'll hae many
interesting cracks through the medium
o' the' "Chinook," anil be sure ami
drap us a bit line tae tell us hoo you're
gettin' on; your lellers will aye be
welcome. I guess the editor wuel like
me tei add "and suDScriptions" afler
lhe word letters, but I'll leave that lae
your conscience,���Yours ihrough lhe
Chartreuse and Its Makers
The oldest distillery in tlu world
was located lirst in the Great Carthusian Mi mastery of Fiance, where
thc cordial known as chartreuse was
made by St. Bruno in lhe year 1084.
Ever since that date the innuks have
been employed in the manufacture' of
this popular beverage. St. Bruno preserved the recipe a secret anil mixed
the aromatic herbs in tbe proper proportions in a roeim which not even the
Other monks wcre permitted to enter.
He alone, it is established, knew the
exact temperature at which lhe vats
should be kept, and the time necessary
iu e.rder to extract the essences of the
various herbs. When his infirmities
prevented his continuing the weeik, he
confided his secret to another who was
sworn never to divulge it until Ile. m
turn should be compelled to dee so for
lhe preservation e,f the formula to the
Industry. Strange as it may seem, the
secret was in ihis manner preserved
for centuries. F'or hundreds of years
the manufacture went on in a prinn-
ive mountain monastery, until the vast
profits which the wine brought were
much more than sufficient t.. build a
million-dollar monastery and distillery at Fourvoirie in 1656. lhe new
buildings were constructed in purely
ecclesiastical style, and until within
the last fifty years were supported
seilely by the sale of chartreuse, which,
owing to its peculiar flavor, soon acquired immense popularity, and was
expeirted to all parts of Europe. When
the factory at Fourvoirie was running
at its fullest capacity, there was an
annual sale of seventy or eighty millions of liters of chartreuse.
In order to make thc cordial, the
������inks were sent out to gather twelve
different species of herbs, and these
were put to dry in a warehouse ex-
temling under one-half of the entire
floor of the monastery, and exposed
to currents of air. The herbs were afterward placed in running water, each
kind in separate jars, and subjected to
heat of a certain varying temperature
,.. order to extract the juice. These
jars (or tanks) were corked down,
and at thc end of twenty-four hours
of steeping the juice was liberated
through water-pipes of small diameter, and kept subsequently in refrigeration. Then followed the process of distilling. Thc most delicate
part of the whole work then was
mixing the different extracts in thc
right proportions; and this operation
was always witnessed by the abbot,
and was never brought to conclusion
without the celebration of a mass to
sanctify  the  product.
Not every one knows that the Carthusians manufacture three different
kinds of chartreuse; besides thc
green and yellow, there was a white
chartreuse which was much thinner,
and  which   the  monks  drank   diluted
with   water,   and   offered,   as   a   usual
thing,  tej  their  guests.
The Carthusians continued lie
monopolize this industry until abemt
eight yeas ago. In all these centuries they had devoted themselves
to agriculture, constructed school
buildings, and made some of the best
roads ill all Europe, much of the
work being made possible because of
the profits of chartreuse. But 'n
191)4 the French government confiscated the property, expellee! the
monks, and took charge of the manufacture of this liquor. But this laical
chartreuse is but a sad imitation <>f
the magnificent beverage prepared
for long ages by the monks, and now
manufactured by them in their new
home  in   Spain.
Transatlantic  Navigation
Prophecies of the probable' dimensions of Atlantic liners have hitherto
proved under-estimates. At the lirst
international Congress of Maritime
Navigation in Philadelphia last Ma)
it was predicted that in 1950 the
twenty largest boats of the Atlantic
fleet would have an average length
of 1,100 feet, with a beam of over
100 feet, and draw nearly 40 feet of
water. A previous forecast, however,
for 1923 materialized in 1911. Plans
for the new locks at Tilbury Dock
provide For a length of 1,250 feet, a
width of 130 feet, and a draught of
51 feet. The Suez Canal, which so
far has been incapable of receiving
ships of thc size eif Xorth American
liners, is to be deepened tee 39 feet
by  1915.
There exists an appreciable difference between port accommodation in
Xew York and Havre. The entrance
to the French port has at low tide
a minimum depth of 19 feet of water.
On the other hand, in Xew Y'ork
harbor lhe Ambrose Channel has a
depth of 40 feet.
Big liners today cannot wait for
the tide. All companies attach importance to sailing em schedule. This
is impossible at Havre; hence there
are in course of construction there
works that will soon give the port
a big tidal basin, with a quay of more
than 3,000 feet, along which there
will always be at least 39 feet ol
Authorised  Capital      $2,000,000
Subscribed Capital        1,169,900
Paid-up   Capital             840,000
Specia' attention given to savings accounts.
Interest paid at the highest current  rates.
Your account very cordially solicited.
L. W. Shatford, Ooer*l Mcnaejer W. E. Jardinr. Ami   Oneial   Manage,
The cold weather is coming and you will
require some
Stoves and  Heaters
to keep your home warm.   We have heaters
$2.00 up
They are of the best quality, and wc will put
them up for you.
Don't forget our line of RANGES.    We
have a few Pioneers left.
Fraser and Ferris Roads T. Fox, Prop.
Phone : Fraser 87
Eburne  Saw Mills   Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath. Sash, Doors, Turnings
and House Finishings
For Sound Investment Buy Lots in
At the corner of Boundaiy Road and River Road. There is no
better located property in South Vancouver���at the price���on the
terms���with thc wonderful view���the beautiful southern slope���
the perfect contour���CLEARED���the possibilities and assurance
Price $550. Terms $15 cash, $15 per month, or with aii increased cash payment we will make the deferred payments quarterly, half-yearly, or vearlv. as desired by the purchaser.
Room 105, 25 Hastings Street East, opposite Holden Building
Phone : Sevmour 2201
It contains the choicest Residential and  Business
Property on the Peninsula
Is the heart of this thriving Municipality. We have
been established here since 1905, and invite correspondence regarding investments. We can place
money on first mortgage at 8 per cent., and transact
all financial business.
References :
Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, B. C.
Bank of Vancouver, Collingwood, B. C.
Financial and Estate Agents
317 Pender St. W., Vancouver,
Fire, Insurance and Loans
Collingwood East, B. C.
A Rhode Island politician who was
a prominent candidate in thc late election came home one day much provoked at some misdemeanor which his
son.  aged   ten,   had   committed.
"Frank," hc said, sternly, "do you
know, sir, that you are a candidate
foi  a whipping?"
"I hope I'll be defeated, father."
was young Frank's reply, as he looked up playfully at his father.
The habit of keeping wild animals
in Confinement lirst appeared in the
feerm of sacred menageries. Of these
dumb deities thc ox and the serpent
wcre chiefly popular, although certain cities made a specialty of other
kinds of animals and reptiles. Such
animals were kept and fed near the
inner precincts of temples. The
sacred lion of Hcliopolis was domiciled in thc temple ot the Sun and
had reserved for him thc best cuts
of meat, while his meals were eaten
in the modern fashion, to thc accompaniment of music. Occasionally
some live animal was confined with
the lion, which attacked and devour-
ed it. Sacred crocodiles were so
highly esteemed that they had collars
round their necks and rings on their
claws. It was the custom to feed
these creatures with cakes and scraps
of meat, for which they would come
at call. Even now in Japanese
temples   a   similar   fashion     obtains,
except lhat tortoises replace cr<eo>-
In Egypt each menagerie hail attached to it a plot eif cultivated
ground whose yield sufficed for the
nourishment and upkeep nf lhe
animals. Parents, when their children were ill, would realize on their
hair to buy offerings to propitiate the
sacred beasts. The Athenians preferred more or less domesticated animal" as stock for their menageries.
The Romans, on the other hand, kept
wild animals, for fighting, chiefly. At
one time rich citizens owned private
menageries and gave exhibition of
the animals at receptions, etc.
Today the number of menageries is
legion. But these establishments
have ceased to be regarded merely as
places of entertainment, and it is
sought to turn to account their scientific value. The ideal menagerie
promises to be a kind of sanatorium
where animals will exercise their
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While They Last $1.25
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$20 order.
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Lumber Company
20th Avenue
Phone : Fair. 1658
Hilton & Webster's
Headquarters    for    the    South    Hill
Football   Club.
An ideal place to spend a social hour.
Fraser Street, between 46th and 47th.
Phone : Fraaer 34 - 46th Ave. and prater
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Phone:     FAIRMONT   20515
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They had just become engaged
"What joy it will he," she exclaimed,
"for me to share all your griefs and
"But, darling!" lie protested; "I have
"No," she answered; "but when we
are married you will have."
*      *      A
A gentleman who had been in
Chicago only three days, but who had
been paying attention to a prominent
Chicago belle, wanted tej propose, but
was afraid he would be thought too
hasty". He delicately broached the
subject as follows;
"If I were to speak to you of marriage, after having only made your acquaintance three days ago, what would
you say to it?"
"Well, 1 should say never put off
till tomorrow that which you should
have done thc day before yesterday."
ek       e��      ��
Needing some ribbon one day, while
in a very small Southern town, we
went to the one store there.
"Ribbon?" questioned the storekeeper. "Well, we-all just mislaid our
stock of ribbons, but if you-all come
back later, I'll see if I can find them."
So back we went later. He had
found them.
"What color did you-all want?"
"Blue." we replied.
"Oh, blue!" hc exclaimed in disgust.
"We haven't got any blue. Blue is so
popular we don't even try to keep it."
The professional mind for all its
acuteness is liable to occasional lapses,
like less highly trained intellects.
A certain professor was struggling
to make the point that both parents
have an equal influence upon a child.
"For/1 he continued, gravely, "a man
is as much the son of his father as he
is the daughter of his mother."
Edith and Flora were spending their
Bummer vacation in the country.
"Do you know," said Edith, "that
yeiung farmer tried to kiss me. He
liihl me that he had never kissed any
girl before."
"What did you tell him?" asked
"Why." replied Edith, "I told him I
was nei agricultural experiment
*    *   *
The late Dr. Kendall Brooks, president of Kalamazoo College, in addressing a class of teachers, related the
following as one of his most interesting experiences in teaching a district
"My school was large and my salary
small, but in order to lessen my expenses 1 was allowed to board round
ard to make
      .    On    my    first    morning
there I was roused from my slumbers,
long before the sun had begun lo
make the east rosy, by a gentle knock
at  my  bedroom  door,
"'What is it?' I asked drowsily.
"'Gidup, teacher! Gidupl' a piping
voice, which 1 recognizeil as little
Tommy's, replied.
"Ms breakfast ready?' I asked, ne-
coraing interested.
.Noi  yii,   mu  win  ne  soon,   was
I lie   reply;   and   the   little   feet   wcre
card In Irip down  lhe stairs.
The  bed  was  soft and  warm, but
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(Formerly of Montreal)
805   Granville   Street,   Corner   Robson
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
I lie   levee,    was   Mill   ,inu    will iu,   inn
ilie room was very cold; so I concluded to snoozfi a little longer.
"Presently another knock roused mc
and an older yoicc said:
"'Say. teacher, you really must get
up right off! Ma wants that clean
sheel i"r a tablecloth,'
"1 hesilaled no lunger, but rolled
'���ill ni bed and dressed. When I got
tee lhe ilining nnull 1 found lhat the
���heel was already doing duty as a
* *      A
Alfreel Cwyne Vanderbilt, dressed
alter the best English manner in A
black, tight, long-tailed morning coati
dark trousers, gray topped hoots, and
:e silk hat worn at a rakish Dackward
angle, discussed at the horse show his
pre eject of living part of the time
"Why shouldn't one live a lot
abroad?" be said. "They are not so
leael oyer there. In dress, in books, in
plays, in music���really, you know, in
nearly everything they arc not so bad.
I fear we underrate them. I fear we
are all too prone In regard the foreigner as he i* regarded in the story of
Count  Sans Tine
"'Why. count,' e-ricel a friend, 'look
at your faee! Such rapier cuts! Dein't
you know lhat duelling is going nut
of fasliiein!''
"'1 have lie.I been duelling.' growled
lhe count 'It's'my American wife.
She makes nie eat wilh a fork.'"
* *    *
The' Sunday-School teacher askeel his
clan tee ghtt him the definition of a
On�� little fellow said: "Please, sir. 1
think a pilgrim is a man who travels
a greal ileal."
This did n.el exactly suit the teach,
ef, SO lie said: "Well, I Iravcl about
quite a  little, but   I'm nut a  pilgrim."
"��� Hi, sir, but  1 mean a gne.d man,"
eagerly replied the little one.
��    ��   ��
Years ago in Jamaica, West Indies,
before artificial ice was very well
known, a shopkeeper, who tried to
keep up with the times, thought he
would outclass his rival across the
street and purchased a thousand
poUfldl e.f line ' eieil" ice, paying about
twelve deellars for it. He did a won-
elerful business the next day. All the
town trade came tu get a cool drink,
while the simp "i>p'ie.ilc was empty.
When the shopkeeper shut up thai
night he had made good profits and
had about eight hundred pounds of ice
The next morning his brilliant black
boy, who opened up the shop, greeted
him with a happy grin. "Morning,
boss," hc said. I'i done a good bit
of business this morning, sah."
"Ileew's that. boy. how's that?"
"Well, sah, I sold that fool nigger
in the store across thc street all that
stale ice that was left for fifty cents,
and he never knew the difference,
* *   *
"Fashionable people surely do get
things mixed up."
"In what way?"
"What should be a horse show they
make a dress parade, and a dress parade they call grand opera."
* *     A
My sistc--in-law dropped in on me
the other day and left her three-year-
old boy in my charge, while she went
to Topeka to attend a suffrage meeting. Thereby that cause lost one vote,
and I would like to have the following
questions, which were put to me
seriatim hy my nephew, answered as
promptly and succinctly as possible;
"Where are your feelings?
"How does a dog wag its tail?
"Why are oysters' bones on the outside?
"What becomes of a rooster's crow
when you eat him?
"Do false teeth ever ache?
"What makes my nose so red?
"What is Santa Claus doing now?"
I will take it as a personal favor if
I can get the answer by return mail,
as I begin lo fear that the kid thinks
1   don't  know  much,
A      *      *
The lawyers got a tartar when, in a
recent trial in a Southern city, they
summoned to the stand an aged darky
who had been an eye witness of a light
that had occured between a number
if persons.
"Tell us what you know about this
light." said counsel, when old Mose
had been placed upon the stand.
"Fight?" asked Mose, apparently
greatly surprised.   "What fight?"
"Vou know very well what fight is
meant," said counsel.    "Tell us about
"1 don't know nothin' about no
fight," insisted the witness. "What
was it?"
'See here, Moses!" exclaimed the
lawyer. "No trifling! Thc fight day
before yesterday. Vou know all about
't.   Tell us "
"Oh, de fight day befo' yisterday!"
said Moses. "Well, sub, you see, l'se
slept since de day befo' yisterday, and
I never kin rickollest anything after
l'se been asleep."
And that was all they could get from
A      *      *
The grouchiest man in town recently had occasion to visit a farm not
far from the city.
"Have a nice glass of fresh cider?"
ourteotisly asked the farmer.
'"Bout how many apples does it take
to make a glass of cider?" inquired
the stingy one.
"Oh, mebbe a dozen," the farmer answered.
"Would you care if I tuk thc apples
instead  of the  cider?"
Astonished but willing, the farmer
As he placed the apples in the bottom of his buggy, the city man exclaimed, as he munched a juicy pippin,
"I  like to grind the cider out of 'em
myself, then I know how it's made."
* +    *
The grocer's boy had entered the
kitchen tee deliver a basket of eatables,
and stood regarding intently the new
kitten which gamboled coyly about the
kitchen floor.
"It's going to be an Angora, isn't
I?"  inquired  the grocer's boy.
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Diggs���"My. wife is a wonderful
vocalist. Why, I have known her to
hold   her audience  for hours "
Biggs���"Get out!"
Diggs���"Afler which she would lay-
it in thc cradle and rock it to sleep."
ele       A       *
"Yes, we had a big home wedding."
"You say it passed Off smoothly?"
"Yes; wc hired a Broadway director,
and he staged it just as if it had been
a musical comedy."
* *    *
M tell you, Binks," said the millionaire, with great guslo, "talk about your
fun!    There's none  to  equal  that of
earning a million, dollar by dollar I"
"By ginger!" said little Binks. "What
a lot of fun there is ahead of mc!"
* *    A
"Our new citizens quickly pick up
American ideas."
"How now?"
"I asked the Greek bootblack on our
block if he wasn't going home to
fight, and hc tells me that he is paired with the Turk who runs the fruit
* He      *
"Did you hire that plumber I recommended to you?"
"I low did he turn out?"
"Oh, he Idled the bill, all right."
* *      A
Kitty���"Isn't it a most fortunate
Kilty���"That people can't read the
kisses that have heen printed upon a
girl's lips."
A     *     A
The prisoner was charged with larceny, and a lawyer of dubious reputation  was defending him.
"I submit, gentlemen of the jury,"
shouted thc lawyer, "that the facts
dissloixd do not constitute larceny, although 1 will concede that thc district
attorney is usually a better judge of
stealing than am I!"
"But a less successful practitioner,"
was the disconcerting reply.
* *   *
"Oh, ma!" exclaimed the daughter
of the candidate, "I just saw . papa
kissing the cook-lady!"
"That's all right, dear. Hc Is acting
as my manager, and I want hcr vote
for today's election."
The Swiss Village in the Rockies
F.delweias, the well-named settlement 'ef six chalets, eeiie mile west of
Golden, British Columbia, was for a
time as impregnable as a German for-
Possibly   this   may   have   been   iny
own fault. I hail a fixed prejudice
against  intruding    int<>    these  little
homes as a curious tourist, nor did I
feel ally inclination to walk out Iii
Ihe village in ignorance of which
chalet   I   should  visit  and  whether  its
mistress understood England '��r spoke
French or German, feir these arc the
residences of the Swiss guides, who
eluring the summer months are employed hy the Canadian Pacific Kail-
way Ceimpany at their various mountain   resorts.
Formerly these guides at the end
of lhe seaseui returned to Switzerland
and spent the winter with their families, coming hack to British Columbia
in the spring. It has, however, been
considered by the railway company
belter to bring their wives out and
establish them on their pretty chalets
at Golden, where live of them arrived
at the end of June, 1912.
After due consideration of the situation I decided to apply to the Canadian Pacific office at Calgary to ascertain the proper course to pursue,
when 1 was politely provided with a
letter to the employee in charge of
the village. This gentleman I had
some trouble in locating. 1 sent a
messenger tei the chalets, who could
not find him; then I applied to the
postoflie'e and learned that he came
in sometimes for letters, but no one
knew when or how often, since thc
women walked in two or three times
a week for their own mail and did
not take his.
The weather during July and August had been so wet and unsettled it
was absolutely necessary to combine
the employee with a fine day, which
there did not seem any possibility of
doing, so 1 abandoned my visit temporarily.
Then in September came a period
of glorious sunshine; so, giving the
gentleman a week's notice and praying for favorable conditions, I was at
last rewarded, and set forth on a
lovely, cloudless day when the soft,
mellow autumn tints were gilding
every mountain-side for the village
in the clouds. 1 had stipulated for a
meeting at the gate opening from the
Government road on to the railway
company's lands, and there my envoy
met me, mounted on a white horse,
and directed me to the highest chalet
of all, where he would join me later
I walked on over an excellent gravel
road, traversing one of the finest and
oldest farm properties in the Columbia Valley, which, together with another, comprises several hundred
acres now being divided oy the company into ready-made ten-acre farms,
cleared and fenced for the settler.
Most inviting they looked with their
rich black soil, exposed by the plough.
From these farms thc foothill rises
on which the chalets are ueautifully
situated, three on a higher, three on
a lower level. Very picturesque they
look with their red roofs, wide
overhanging eaves, high branching
steps, fretted ornamental woodwork
decorating verandahs and general
outlines, set against a background of
noble Rocky Mountains; they command, with their warm southern aspect, a magnificent view east and west
up and down the Columbia Valley
with the river winding through it and
across it to the Dog Tooth Range of
the Selkirk Mountains, its southern
The road I was on approached the
chalets by a long, easy-winding grade
to the highest of all, occupied by Frail
Eduard Feuz, and then on lo the
fine water supply and bench above.
No more enjoyable spot can be imagined to spcid a bright autumn afternoon than the upper verandah ��� >f
thc . euz chalet, ivliere all thc olher
wives had assembled to !s��el me.
Fran Eduard both spoke and understood EHghsh well, but the rest preferred German to French, and were
delighted to meet a Canadian who
could converse in that language.
They all came from lnterlaken or
its vicinity, and had oecn settled only
feir two months in the chalets;
one of them, Fran Christian llasler,
came out to be married at Golden anel
is the sister of Frau Ammer, another guide's wife. A third is married to Ernest Feuz, the brother of
Eduard, so they are all intimate anil
more or less related. Their chalets
are charmingly furnished and well
arranged, each one on a different
plan, i hey contain from live to seven
rooms, exclusive of a fine, high concrete basement divided into four sections, for furnace, washing and storage of wood, coal and supplies. A
brick chimney runs through the centre of each, which has a pretty nian-
llepicce and brass grate in every living room.
They were all fine, capable, contented women, alone in a new country
for the first few months of what had
been a most trying summer to every
inhabitant of British Columbia. Their
only intercourse being with the
Presbyterian clergyman who married F'rau Hasler, and his wife,
without goats or cows (since milk is
at present supplied from an adjacent
farm), they seemed to have nothing
to interest them, except F'rau Eduard
Feuz's two little children, one two
years old, and thc other a baby born
since hcr arrival, at the hospital here.
Two of them walk into Golden two
or three times a week to make necessary purchases, but they will be a
small and isolated community until
they acquire English. Not one of
them was lonely or homesick, or had
a complaint or regret���brave, healthy,
1. ippy women, who will bc the mothers
of a fine race of settlers of whom Canada may be duly proud.
I was very sorry to bid them farewell when the motor sent out for me
appeared in sight, and we parted with
mutual regrets and promises on my
part to come again next summer to
see them all.���Mrs. Arthur Spragge, in
the "Toronto Globe."
The Zodiacal  Light
There   is   a   strange     light   in   the
heavens appearing after sunset in the
late winter and in spring and before
Owing to the weather conditions which have existed for
the past few weeks, we regret to state that we have not
been able, as heretofore, to extend to our customers the
premipt deliveries of stovewood, lumber, etc., which their
patronage merits.
In our effort to satisfy the demand for stovewood we
have spared no expense and in this connection have increased our yard crew and also hired additional teams
te, facilitate deliveries. We, however, trust that our patrons will appreciate the fact of our having, under such adverse conditions, done all possible to meet their demands.
We respectively solicit a continuance of their valued
Coast Lumber & Fuel Co. Ltd.
Corner Bodwell Road and Ontario Street
All Grocers
Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd.
Donaldson   &   McDonald
Dealers in
All Kinds of Chicken Feed
4213 Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 1514
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumbers' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
Two   Propositions
No. 1. You rent a house at $25 per month. In one year you have
paid out $300, for which you can show no results. 7 per cent, interest
on $300 is $21.   So in the year you practically throw away $321.
No. 2. You bring me in $100, for which I give you a 6-room
Modern House, on Lot 33x125ft. House has fireplace, etc. Balance
is $25 per month.   Total price is $2,600.   No loan.
In one year you have an equity of $400 in your own home.
Compare proposition No. 1 with No. 2, then call at my office and
see this house.
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street
Phone : Fair. 1607
PHONE:   Fairmont 429
sunrise in the autumn, but few per-
sems in our latitudes have even seen
it. In the equatorial regions, however, and in certain parts of the
tropics the zodiacal light appears
with great splendor, and some re-
markahte views of it were obtained
by a French expedition to the interior
of the Sahara, undertaken for the
purpose   of   studying   the   effects  of
the unclouded sun on the dry air of
lhe desert.
The mysterious light, in the form
of a vast triancle, rising high in the
heavens, appeared nearly three times
as bright as the Milky Way. Science
has not entirely BolVed the problem
of the origin of this light, but it is
thought that it is an appendage ot
thc  sun. SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   1,   1913.
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The Montreal "Standard" is running a series of sketches of celebrities
in the sporting world of Canada. In
their current issue they devote space-
to Con Jones, who is at present in
the East, in the following manner :
This week we have the pleasure of
presenting to our readers a biographical sketch e,f a gentleman who. has
done more te> keep the sporting pot
a-sinunering and a-beiiling than probably any other eme individual in this
country of recent years. It does seem
strange, by the way, that a Moses does
not arise in Canada who would lead
the continually warring factions in
practically every branch of sport into the paths of peace and quietness
and keep them there for some little
time at least, sei that the poor haras-
seil sporting writers would have an
opportunity tei lay down their heads
once in a while in the full assurance
that on the morrow they would n6t
be called upon iee dictate another
chapter in Ihe everlasting light which
seems tei be the principal characteristic of Canadian sport iu these years
of grace.
Seeing, however, lhat this sketch
has le, deal with Con Jones the word
peace is perhaps best omitted. Con
is a lacrosse magnate, a sort of lacrosse Captain Kidd as it wcre, a
pirate who every now anel again comes
Easi anel kidnaps Our star playerlike Newsy Lalonde, tempting them
into his trap with the- golden bait of
the alluring West, and seemingly
possessing the'secret nf keeping them
the-rc when emce he has lured them
lee the balmy slopes eef the  Pacific.
Con, however, is a jovial pirate-, always smiling���even when attracting
from our niielst entr best men���wilh
Iii-, hair cut slnirt and standing up on
edge all round his head like a porcupine's quills, and,viti slmrt, looking
anything but tin- successful Sporting
magnate  he  has made  himself.
Mr. J<,iu - leieeks mure like a typical
lather of a large family���in fact he
has four sturdy boys, One of the
magnate's mosl favorite personal
pursuits, and one from which he extracts as much pleasure as anything
else, is mounting himself on a bicycle
and setting e,ff on long rides, accompanied by the four above mentioned
sons. They do say eeut een the Coast
that eme of the sights of that salu-
hriiius region is tbe
ing it on his bike lik
Band every Evening and Saturday Afternoon
moving kite. Hut this is levity, and
we  must  cease  here.
' If course, out in his own country,
Mr. Jones is looked iinun as a great
man���as he is undoubtedly is. One
of his lirst and best moves for the
furtherance of lacrosse in that section of the world was when he supplied all the school children of Hritish Columbia with lacrosse sticks. It
is, perhaps, needless to state that
since that time the figure of the lacrosse magnate passing a school
house in Hritish Columbia is a signal
for long, protracted and drawn out
(,-ei.ee-s and a-a-a-as on the part of
the younger citizens of the far western province, and sundry ejaculations
such as "That's him���let's see if we
can't get another slick from him,"
etc!, etc.   '
Mr. Jones, who has-been making his
latest trip Eait within the past few
elay- (this time he says on a peacemaking mission), has, it is reported,
been button-holing Manager Pleming
of the Teereiutie Street Railway, who
owns the Toronto Lacrosse Club,
genial Ceorge Kennedy of our own
cily,   and   Jack     Davidson,     ni     tin
M.A.A. A.,   Lol   Solmon     of   Tnrejlltei,
as well as President Canm of the Nationals. Jusl wdiat result of this move-
on the part of tlu wily Con may
turn out to be. lite writer, who i-
neither a prophet met- the sou eif a
prophet, would not care to hazard
a guess. There is. however, another
possibility seen in Mr. Jones' visit
East, anel that is that he is up tee
another active piracy���this time in
im less titan an endeavor t.e kidnap
Jimmy Murphy, transport him lo Victoria. I',. C, anel there let him build
up another lacrosse club. However,
this is a persona] sketch 'ef the great
Hritish Columbia sporting man, ami
we eh, tint need lo concern ourselves
teeei much wilh what may eir may met
Among Mr. Jones' e.ther characteristics an- his love eif English billiards,
horse hack riding, anel sitting on the
fence while lite other magdates are
scrapping, then when they have all
lost their breath, reaching iu and
grabbing what he wants,
As the above is a pretty formidable
list nf attributes for any one man to
possess, we think we can safely leave
Mr. Jones here, having padlocked thc
.diners nn the club houses of as many
Ider Jones beat-j���f the lacreisse teams as wc know iii
the tail of a fast this district and appointed a detective I'i go round with each eif the
stars now left us. in the endeavor to
keep a few of them al least in our
midst for the next season, c ����� >< e<l-
bye- Mr. Jeines. You are a gemd fellow all right, and some magnate at
that, but somehow eer either fen- the
peace of our lacrosse minels we are
just as well satisfied when yeeu are
in British Columbia as when you are
nearer the biggest Canadian city.
greatest speed. He is not worried as
lo bow he will appear to the people
who are watching him. So it is with
skating. American and Canadian
skaters have speed, but very little
grace. Even when they endeavor to
master the intricacies of figure-skating their desire for speed persists.
They perform small ligures at tremendous velocity. Europeans, on the
contrary, make large ligures slowly.
Moreover, it is a pleasure tei watch the
Europeans at the work.   They dress
so that every graceful line of their
bodies, every swing of the leg, is emphasized. They wear tight-fitting
coats, and their lower limbs are-
clothed tighls or Hessian hoeits. They
remember all the little things lhat
Americans despise, the re..nil being
that their movements are ilelightfnl
to the spectator, and large crowds
can bc induced to follow their competitions, applauding every movement.
In lhe past fifty years the Haines'
style has heen modified in the eliffer-
ent countries, ami there is a difference
in method between the best skaters
in France, Sweden, Russia anil Austria. At the present time the greatest figure-skater in ihe world is undoubtedly 11 err Salchow, e.i Stock-
li'ilni. whose style is a combination of
tin- Swedish and Austrian schools.
The fame of Salchow is-having a tendency te. break down the national distinctions in style, anel tn develop one
universal standard. His style combines the best features of the Austrian
ami tin- Swedish schools of skating,
being both wonderfully precise ami
graceful. Tlie- French style is marked by ils abandon, ami if skaters remember what Used 1" be e'alleel the
"Meis- I'ark swing" they "ill have
s.ime notion of the teature that distinguishes the French method from
thai of all either ci untries. England
has produced seeme noted figure-
skaters, despite (he- fact that ice is a
ibeti'iLj visitor in the Old Country.
lint of th'- fen country especially have
come seeme remarkable figure-skaters.
In the- near future there- may be a revival of lhe- game in thi- country, ami
Canada may take the- pe.siti,,n In-r
climate anil the general skating ability eef her sons anel daughters sheeiihl
entitle   Iter   tn.
The Miracle of the Matches
By Herman Scheffauer
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The increasing popularity of the
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Only lately has it been possible for a
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and run a three or four wheeled machine to carry two persons. One such
recently covered sixty miles in an
Cheapness of upkeep is a great point
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.Meanwhile new designs of cycle-cars
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A   few   years  ago   an   author   made
the  statement  that  the   English  were
met the best riders on earth.    On the
contrary, he said that they were the
worst,  ami  moreover,   he  proved  it.
He  admitted  that  as   horse  breeders
the   English  were   lirst   and   the  rest
of the weirld nowhere, and that they
ceiuld du everything pertaining to the
horse better than anyone else except
ride.    When  the assertion was  made
it  seemed  tantamount   tee  saying  thai
Xelson   was  nut  the  greatest  eif sea
fighters, and that the real masters of
the sea were the Swiss.    Since the- accusation   was    laid    against     liritish
horsemanship    several    international
heirsc   slimes   have   emphasized    ihe
truth.   The English are by it" means
the   best   riders.     As   breeders     and
hunters they are unsurpassed, and as
j the saying is they "get  there" when
! they climb on a horse's back, but for
I real grace and skill they arc far down
lhe   list.     The   reason   is   lhat   they
I have   despised   the   modern     art     e.f
horsemanship!  and   have  affected   te>
believe that graceful horsemanship is
i a circus act, and unworthy thc atten-
I tions of a gentleman.
If the English are peior rielers, it is
in it tn be wondered that thc Canadians are poor skaters. Heickcy is
comparable be hunting, in that one is
the great game played em skates while
the either is the great game played on
horseback. Canadians are first and
the rest of the world nowhere in the
matter of playing heickey. but hockey
is no more skating than hunting is
riding, and when it comes lee real
skating Canadians must fall tn the
rear with the Patagonians and the
Mauris. It may bc that, considering
the population nf thc country, there
are more skaters in Canada than in
other countries of the northern zone,
and lhat we call produce ninety-nine
per cent, of the great hockey players,
and a fair proportion of the cham-
jpinn speed skaters. But when skating is mentioned, it is understood that
figure-skating is spoken eif. Canadians
have shown mi aptitude for this sport.
Neither have Americans. The real
champions are Swedes, Austrian',
Germans, Frenchmen, and occasionally an Englishman. Canada ligures
down the list with Spain.
An effort is being made in Ihe
United States to revive interest in
lh,- beautiful pastime, and prominent
people have become interested in the
hope that some time in the near future the world's championship for
figure-skating may come to this continent. Thc world owes the modern
art to Haines, an American who invented the skate that made fancy
skating possible, and taught the Europeans most of what they know about
the art. Haines went to Europe, and
was everywhere acclaimed as a winder. It seemed as though he had
taken all the original American seed
with him, and that it flowered in
Europe, while his own country was
left barren. At any rate, in recent
years few skaters, either Canadian or
American, have attained any international prominence as figure-skaters,
and not often is one of them invited
to compete in international tournaments.
When we consider the art of figure-
skating the analogy to riding persists.
When an Englishman mounts a horse
his idea is to get somewhere with the
Stanislaus Zbyszko, who nut I'ai
Connolly in a handicap match at
the Vancouver Athletic Club last
night, has made good his threat,
and mew proclaims himself the
world's wrestling champion. lie
didn't win ilu- title. Ami the funny
part of it is lhat he regrets he didn't
have- a chance tei net the laurels by
that  method
The Polish grappler's claim tei the
crown is that his only rival and the
holder nf the title, Frank Gotch, retired a few months ago. Despite this
pronouncement, Zbyszko has repeatedly begged Gotch to reconsider and
give him a whack at the title, Gotch
remains steadfast in his determination not to have anything more tee
do wilh wrestling, see the mantle
slips "il lhe shoulders 'if Zbyszko
through default.
There is nee question that the Pole
is the king of tlie world's wrestlers.
His only defeat was at lhe hands eel
Gotch, and lhat was somewhat of a
lluke. All lhe other aspirants for the
championship have succumbed lo the
marvellous strength and skill of
Zbyszko; so he must be given all the
hieneirs due a champion.
Zbyszko is now touring lhe Wesl
with lhe intention of trying te, attract Gotch's attention and coax the
American  wonder back e,n the mat.
The hitler cenilel earn a fortune if
he will meet Zbyszko. Several clubs
are in lhe market feir the match, anel
lhe Pole is willing to allow Gotch lo
draw down $25,000 win, lose or draw.
'Ibis appears t'i be a very liberal offer, and proves that Zbyszko is really
anxious for lite match. In the meantime Zbyszko is open to all comers,
and if he is beaten is willing In allow
his   conqueror   tee  claim   the   title.
That Zbyszko is entitled to claim
lhe world's title, through Ihe retirement of Gotch is unquestioned,
George Hackenschmidt, who was acknowledged ilu- world's champion,
obtained the title through the refusal
of Tom Cannon, the former champion.
tee a meeting. Hack retained the
laurels and all that went with il until Gotch wrested it from him in
Chicago. Zbyszko follows this method
is a well-defined precedent, and none
can gainsay thai he is not entitled
tei  the  title hy  default
If (leitch should suddenly decide tee
emerge from retirement. Zbyszko will
immediately cancel all engagements
and arrange a match, the time and
plae-e tei suit the convenience of the
Yankee ffrappler. Until this happens
Zbyszko is going ahead wilh the
world's title tacked on his announcements.
Ie * *
The new scale eif boxing weights,
as adopted hy the Xew York Stale
Athletic Commission and published a
few days ago. has occasioned considerable comment throughout boxing circles. Xot only in Xew York-
State, beyond which the jurisdiction
of the commission ceases, but in far-
off California have the new weights
been discusseel. and Opinion is much
divided as to their merits. Xo less
prominent person than Teim McCarey,
the Los Angeles boxing promoter,
has come out strongly against the
proposed changes, and. on the other
hand, Johnny Coulon, the bantamweight title-holder, has declared himself strongly in favor of them. Abe
Attell. featherweight champion for
many years, takes the view that
champions will always be the sole
dictators when it comes to naming
the weights at which a championship
battle should he fought.
According to advices from Chicago,
the new scale of weights is highly-
approved hy the boxing experts of
that city. At the present time a
movement is on foot to introduce a
boxing law in the Illinois Legislature
on the same general lines of the
Frawley law, and it is thought that
the special rules of the Xew York
Boxing Commission, including the
weights, will be adopted there. Similar conditions prevail in many other
States, and indications point to a
general     revival    of    boxing    there.
Mating   llpyan  and  his  two  friend
Maung   Hla   anil   Maung   Gale,   heard \
lhe evening gemg beeeun  from  lhe village monastery of Daikpyel and knew
that it  wa- lime   tor supper     So they
ceased  iheir   we,rk  in  the  wet   paeldy-
tichls. unyoked the bullocks from the
wooden   plows,   and   flung   lhe   yokes
over   their   shoulders.     Then,   leading
the    bmtei  by  the  nose-ropes,    they
went splashing through the brimming
rice.lands e.n their way home.    Il was
in one of the northern districts of Up- !
per Burma on the Irrawaddy, and the
month was Wazo, when the rains are
heavy.    The  silver  gong rang on  as
they picked their way alemg the bunds
and  then  down   ihe  maze  of  narrow ,
paths through the jungle thai border. I
eel  nn  ihe  village.     While egrets and
herons  flapped  overhead,  swarm-  of
tiny   green   parrots   rustleel   by.     The
three beeys stuffed their pipes of bamboo root with yellow tobacco, ami began t'i smoke.   The pipe-holes glowed in the darkness like live coals, ��� 'f,
as Mating llpyan would have saiel, like j
the red-glasi   eyes of the- sculptured
devil   beasts   that   guard   lhe   pagoda
Maung llpyan was iheir leader. He
hail le.njr. black hair which he fastened in a topknot anil bound up with a
unban of pink cloth. He worea loose
white- -bin, and,his petticoat was of
brilliant reel cotton, tucked up bctwe in
his legs iot' comfort at his w.erk, anel
fastened at the back. On his -hurt.
smrily legs ami thighs the ilack arabesques eef tattooing showed plainly
The- younger buys stood in great awe
of Maung llpyan, for his words, despite his years, we-r,- full of wisdom,
ami hi- eyes of strange dreams. They
spoke of ilu- zat-pwe, the rude harvest-drama of Burma, ihe greal annual e-ve-nl of village life, ami nf the
girls they wieiibl ceeiu-t in the- evening.
Mating Hpyan was devoted t'i the
sisti r nf Maung Ilia, the little Ma
Slme- Ban, whose eyes wire- lil,.' those
eef a gazelle-.    Xenv their voices snund-
��� e| I,.ml ami clear, fnr tin- gong had
e-e-aseel ami lhe silence hung heavy,
ami lh,- tropic twilighl  gathered last.
Suddenly there- was a hissing n.eise.
and a spurt e.f flame ami sun eke -imt
from ilu- pocket eif Maung llpyan's
shirt. His two comrades ^t<������ >��I stnek
siill fnr a moment, transfixed with
H-rreer. then with yells nf, "Ann-ley!
Ameleyl" they ran toward the village.
Maung Hpyan smiled, beat out the
flame with hi- hand, ami pulled forth
a spluttering, half-burnt box of sulphur matches which had accidentally
ignited in bis pocket, lie threw them
hissing into a puddle anil followed
after the other be.ys. He heard iheir
cries and ye-lls anil smiled strangely
when he passed ihe Nat-haunted banyan-tree thai marked the entrance I"
the village inch .sure.
"A miracle I Flame has burst from
the body nf Maung llpyan!" they
shouted.    "A miracle! a miracle1''
Tin- village i-leL-rs ami trustees of
the pagoda were at supper, squatting
with their families mi lhe verandas of
their houses. Each held in his lap a
small red lacquer bowl "f rice and
fish-paste which he ale with his lingers and refilled wiih a wooden spoon
from a large lacquer bowl  lhat sine,el
��� ���ti a liny table in their midst. They
lifted their heads lazily as the two
half-naked lueys dashed shouting
through ihe village,
"Fire has burst from the side oi
Maung llpyan!    A miracle!"
"We have seen it with our own
"Five limes since I was a mere
koyin in ilu- monastery have I heard
that tale," saiel L: Po Tim Daw. tlu
eehlest maii eii the village, "anel five
times it was a lie,"
"Whai! Maung Hpyan, ilu- Nat-
struck "lie. tee know such grace!" said
another. "As semii might flame burst
from my bullock. Soon we shall hear
him say thai he can .live beneath the
ground ami  find hidden treasure."
"And here comes Maung llpyan
himself." saiel a third, "and imt a hair
nf him singed."
They called nut t.e ihe boy as he
passed, demanding i" kimw whal truth
there was in the- tale told by his comrades, bul the lad smiled proudly ami
passed on without answering. He went
I straight '������ his father. U Byaw, whi
-a' mi in- veranda beside his wif,- ami
brother, Ko lugyi. There was an
empty place beside ilu- lacquer bowl,
reserved fnr Maung Hpyan. Forthwith his father, mother, and uncle
thing Iheir questions at him. adopting
the name which elders use toward thc
"What is this tale, \"ga llpyan. lhat
We hear told oi ihcc���that flame has
hurst from thy body?"
"Is il true. Xga llpyan!' Tell us.
is it true?" shrilled his mother, frantically.    His uncle was very calm.
"You musl tell u- what has happened. Nga Hpyan." said he. and make
a motion tee the boy's father to send
his wife into thc house. U Byaw
grumbled something, and sullenly thc
little brown woman slunk away.
"Now tell thy tale," said the uncle.
Then lhe boy told nf the hox nf
matches which had suddenly caught
lire in his pocket. While they were
speaking neighbors came running up
to see the youth who had been favored by this sign of the god, But his
father ami uncle hade him enter the
house and not show himself. From
an  inner  room,  crouching  beside  his
me,tlur. Maung Hpyan heard his
uncle tell the simple villagers lhat the
miracle was indeed a mighty anil a
veritable miracle, that lire from heaven
bail sh,,t fre.m his nephew's flesh, and
that having been touched hy the
divine, it was meet lhat he withdraw
himself awhile from the common gaze.
IV-rplexed. excited, anel awed, the villagers   and   neighbors   went   away.
"Hark you, elder brother," then said
Kn lugyi te, the father of Maung
llpyan. "though this be no real miracle, yet assuredly it is a blessing sent
u- by God. And he lhat has nut the
wisdom to make use of such blessings
is a fool whom God will not help in
this existence and degrade in the
"What use- can be made e,f thc
matches that caught lire in the clothes
of my son?" asked U Byaw. "It means
nothing more than that I must buy
a new shin fnr him."
"Are we nol in debt to Ko Shwe
Cyi. ihe    moneylender?"   asked    the
"Mas," wa- L" Byaw's doleful reply, "we are. in truth, under his heel."
Cunningly Kn lugyi began to un-
fold ilu- great plan that had sprung tei
life in In- brain���like- tit.- matches in
hi-  nephew's  pocket.
'Ann have seen." said Im. "hnw the
people will have it a miracle. They
know well thai when flame bursts from
the I "ely .if a man il i- then a sign "f
In- emanation of the deity incarnate.
I- imt this miracle s" reTate-el in the
holy scriptures of Cautama ihe
Buddha? Ami eh, imt the people believe? Ami. believing, do thej imt
worship? ami. worshipping, will they
imt pay���pay much tribute? And are
imt land, house, tlie- cattle mortgaged
In     Kn    SllWe-     (.Vi,    tile    11 I'll .���>'-] clldcr ?
And all these things being thus and
see. I' Byaw, is it not meet that we
content these jungle folk?"
U Byaw stared before him into the
darkness and grunted, but le-s dolefully  than  before,
"We must have speech," Ko lugyi
went on, "with L' Waramla, ilu- village
monk ami guardian of tin- pagoda.
Roundly he hales ilu- government, for
in truth far greater power was his in
tin- elays eif ilu- Burmese kings. By
this sign has Matini; Hpyan been proved Min latum, a true embryo of
royalty���one wlmsc feel are lit tei
tread nn iln- people's necks and mount
a throne."
"It is a good, younger brother," said
U Byaw, shifting tlu- eptiel of betel in
his cheek. His sluggish fancy began
in -tir like broth that is troubled by a
fire. For three hours that nighl they
sal smoking their great cheroots mi
tlu- veranda in lhe moonlight, iheir
heads nodding close I'-.'e'iinr a- they
built up their plots ami plans.
Early the next morning, when the
sun was but one palm-tree high, they
went tn the pagoda tn confer with the
village nu mk. They found him stroll,
ing in the early sunlight in the
courtyard beside the brick image-
houses. The golden, bottle-shaped
dome of the pagoda glowed like a living coal; bey. mil it in a garden the
white stone walls of the monasters
shone like silver. Here in the shadow
the young schoolboys sat crouched!'
eever their hunks. U. Waramla. the
nie mk, was clothed in bright yellow.
His head was shaven. Hi- expression
was -"ber ami ascetic, bul when he
spoke a look of guile anel worldliness
i crept Into his face.
"Is there permission to enter, royal
teacher?" asked Kn lugyi.
"Enter, royal givers," bade the
! monk.
Tlu two men made a low obeisance
before him and took 'iff their sandals.
With ill-concealed eagerness U War-
anda listened In the tale they brought
him. Hi- twitching brown hand
which, rested upon the head of one of
tlu grinning dragons that flanked the
entrance steps opened and closed
"Ashin paya," began U Byaw, "in
the days of the Burmese kings what
power was yours!"
At thesi weirds a livid tinge overspread t!m face ..f tlu- monk ami lire
flew from his eye-. Tin- smoldering
ambition in him was touched. Great
visions ������!" power opened before him as
he listened to the -!e,ry ,.f the two
"My royal disciples." said he. magnificently, "by the sign of lire that
was given I perceive lhat it is by
tlu; will of Geid thai we spread the
tidings of his embryo prince, Maung
' tpyan."
He then led them before the schoolboys.     Their  heads   were   shaven   like
where it is now prohibited. The
h raw ley law and its special provisions, being the forerunner in this regard, will  naturally be  followed.
That the New Y'ork Boxing Commission is not capable of drawing up
a set of weights is the opinion put
forth by Tom McCarey, fight promoter at Vernon, who has had years
of experience. He figures that the
weights set by the Xew Yorkers will
not hold good outside Xew Y'ork
State. McCarey also said that Cof-
froth, of San Francisco, and himself
had been invited to participate in the
setting of weights, but that he refused to be a party to the change.
.his own, and they sat squatting on
their heels before the monastery, saying their Pali lessmis aloud. To them
l"  Waranda maele a brief speech:
"Strive In acquire merit, my disciples." saiel he. "by doing reverence
tn our new Burmese prince whom
Heaven has sent us to honor and obey,
and thus glorify our pagoda and the
royal relics enshrined therein."
Cunningly hc wrought upon their
hearts and brains as they sat silent
with upturned eyes. Ile spoke fervently i if how religion had been honored in the days when there were
kings in Burma, before the Kala-pyu,
the while English devils, had dispossessed them e.f all thai their fathers
had enjoyed.
Like a lire eir a fever the gospel
of Maung Hpyan began tee ravage the
district. Peasants ami pilgrims flocked to thc pagoda. They brought countless alabaster images of Buddha, great
and small, and laid many silver offerings in the lacquer bowl that stood
near the great recumbent statute that
smiled so benignantly toward eternity.
Maung Hpyan was seen but seldom,
but when he appeared, then wild
crowds followed and fell down before him. Other miracles began to
happen. Thrice, as he strolled abroad
at night, under the protection of his
uncle, his face was seen to shine with
a livid and luminous glow. One night
a great crowd gathered before the
pagoda���another miracle was taking
place! A mysterious and elusive light
was seen  flickering about the top of
(Continued on  Page  10) TEN
Edited by J. W. Wilkinson, to whom all communications should
be addressed,  Ro-jm 210,  Labor Temple, Vancouver, B. C.
* The Miracle of the Matches
(Continued from Page 9)
The meest important matter which is
engaging the attention of the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council at
the present time is lhe agreement between the City and the Canadian
Northern Railway cieticerning False
Creek. Last week a committee from
the council consisting of Messrs.
McVety, Trainor, and Wilkinson appeared befeire the Railways and
Bridges Committee anil asked that a
clause be inserted in the agreement
which would make it obligatory on
the part of the Canadian Northern
Railway to pay a minimum wage of
$3.00 per day of eight hours to laDor-
ers engaged on the work of filling in
the creek. That would make the
wages of these men equal to those
paid by the City to its own laborers.
The agreement as it stood at that time
called for the payment of the "current rate of wages paid in the City
of Vancouver." The committee from
the Trades Council suggested that
the  word "in" should be  changed  to
vitics of organized labor on the west
coast were delivered by the men from
the various parts, and the opinion w-as
generally expressed that this inaugural gathering of the bricklayers
will result eventually in co-operation
between the various districts which
will redound to the advantage of all
who work at the craft on this coast.
*      e��      A
The union bakers of the city held
a successful smoker last Saturday
night in the Labor Temple with about
eme hundred and fifty members present. Songs, recitations, and the fare-
usual to such occasions were the
order of the evening. The union
bakers work 54 hours per week for a
wage of $20, and 50 cents per hour
overtime. The non-union shops work
54 hours for $18 and get 40 cents per
hour overtime. The union has been
successful in abolishing underground
bakeshops to the extent that there is
now only one left in the city.
by,     but   the   suggestion   provoked      Thc ciectjon of officers in the Trades
no  enthusiasm  among  the  aldermen.   c      rf,  , fe warm
^ ^T.l altered  to  pro- T,       ffi f       h ;      six
vide that the wages paid by the Rail- , President, H. C. Benson
way   Company   shal    be   the   current Mce.President w. Mans011; Secretary
 -"'   '"���    '"""       "'     the  J. W. Wilkinson; Statistician, W. Fox
wages paid by contractors in
City. Plans are being laid to start
an agitation to squash the proposed
agreement when it is put to the vote
of the people. Last Monday night,
President Benson called a special
meeting of the executive committee of
the council for the purpose of considering what shall be done. Recommendations will be made to the full
meeting of the Council as to the ways
and means of conducting an agitation
against the agreement and in addition
to the outside agitation a systematic
visit to the meetings of all the unions
will be made for the purpose of preventing the Railway Company from
getting the three-fifths majority of all
votes cast, which will be necessary if
the agreement is to be ratified.
Mayor Baxter was asked to use all
his influence to secure from the Company terms equal to those paid to the
workmen under his control on the
City works. In reply he said that if
such a clause had to he put in it might
prevent the Railway Company from
floating their loan at a favorable discount rate
* *   *
A committee from the Trades Council appeared before the Board of
Works at its meeting last Tuesday and
protested against the payment of $2.00
per day to workmen engaged on relief works for the City.
* *    *
The Moose Carnival Committee are
very anxious to secure the co-operation of the Trades Council for their
carnival in July next, and have asked
for its endorsation. However, the
Council prefers to go slowly on the
matter, and has declined to make any
promise until a committee from the
Moose has been to the next meeting
of the council and explained their
plans in detail. The Moose have a
good reputation for favoring union
labor and many union men are members of the order, so it may be that
the council will co-operate with them.
* *    *
The convention oi the International Shingle Weavers which met in
Portland, Oregon, January 16, endorsed the principles of Socialism and
adujiel plans for lhe organization of
the loggers of thc Pacific Coast in
conjunction with the Shingle Weavers,
Initial efforts in that direction have
been partly financed during the past
year by the Vancouver Trades and
Labor Council and the I!. C. Federation of Labor assisting to keep Organizer G. Heatherton in the field to
continue the work which he had started up in face of great obstacles. Heatherton was sent to the shinglers convention by the B. C. Federation of
Labor, and it is expected that he will
be working on the staff of the American Federation of Labor by the early
days of February for the Loggers and
The new officers of the Washington State Federation of Labor arc:
President, Ernest P. Marsh; Secretary-treasurer, C. P. Taylor; Vice-
Presidents were elected as follows;
First District, C. S. Hall; Second District, W. J. Coates; Third District, L.
J. Clarke; Fourth District, F. Jennings; Fifth District, J. R. Montgomery; Sixth District, T. H. Bolton;
Seventh District, C, j. Folsom.
Ida V. Zeigler was elected to come
as fraternal delegate to the next convention of the British Columbia Federation of Labor which meets in New
Westminster next year.
croft; Sergeant-at-Arms, J. Sully
Trustees, V. R. Midgley, W. R. Trotter, and F. A. Hoover.
A      A      ���
The Steam Engineers report that
organizing is going ahead rapidly and
that they hope to negotiate a new
wage scale in the spring.
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The outside electrical workers and
the tailors have each sent another
$50 to the striking miners on Vancouver Island.
��   *   *
Dr. Brydone-Jack, chairman of the
Board of School .trustees, gave a lecture on "Technical Education" in the
Labor Temple last Thursday night
under the auspices of the educational
Committee of the Trades and Labor
* l|l     St
A library is about to be established
in the Labor Temple by'the Trades
Council for the use of the members
of the various unions. It is hoped
that in time a good collection of
works on trade unionism, political
economy and kindred subjects will begot together.
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The report of the Secretary-Treasurer for the half year ending December 31, showed receipts amounting
to $2,326.16, and expenditures were
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There is likely to bc trouble among
the bakers of London, England. As
the result of meetings in various parts
of the metropolis, the members of the
London District of the Union of
Operative Bakers and Confectioners
have been taking a ballot on the question of whether they shall give notice-
to the employers. It has heen found
that a large majority of those who
voted are in favor of such a course.
.Before any extreme action is taken,
it is expected that a conference
between the employers and the
men will bc held. The vote has been
taken on a programme of hours and
wages. Thc bakers demand a fifty-
four hour week, with a minimum of
$7.50 per week for shop hands, and
$8.00 per week for factory hands.. For
youths between the ages of eighteen
and twenty-one, a wage "f $6.50 is
asked. The ordinary working week
of the London bakers now, is eighty
hours for an average wage of $6.75,
which certainly leaves plenty of room
for improvement in the conditions of
the men who provide the richest city
of the world with its daily staff of life.
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The halibut fishermen's union is
likely to become affiliated with the
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council at its next meeting. Their strike
is still on and they report having the
highest hopes of success, and that
the business is practically tied up for
want of men to man the boats
A      A     *
William D. Haywood, of the famous
Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone trial
will address a mass meeting In this
cily in the Dominion Theatre on
Thursday, February 13, next.
The   Pacific   Coast   Conference     of
Puddles of Silver in Mexico
It was at Pachuca, Mexico, that the
patio system of separating silver had
its origin, This system is still followed extensively at the silver-mines
throughout Mexico. The ore is crush,
ed and worked down to a state of
puddle. It is then spread out to a
depth of two or three feet over the
paved floor of the courtyard, or patio.
Bricklayers which met in Vancouver! To this mass sulphate of copper is
Labor Temple last week, terminated ; added in powder, about fifteen pounds
with an enjoyable little banquet at
the new Stratford Hotel, on the corner of Gore and Keefer, on Friday
evening, January 24. The entertainment was provided by thc local union
of bricklayers and the following members from various parts of the Pacific
Coast were present: From Vancouver, Messrs. J. Haslett, W. J. Pipes,
J. Brown, J. Corley and W. Hutton;
from Victoria, Messrs. A. Riach and
F, Mitchlcson; from Fresno, J. A.
Wylie; from Los Angeles, J. W.
Collins and F. P. McMahon. East
Bakcrsfield sent O. P. Lindgren and
C. Noonan came from San rrancisco.
Portland. Oregon, sent O. W. Home.
From Salt Lake City were F. L.
Snider and T. W. Child, and C. A.
Lohman was there from Seattle.
The Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council was represented by Secretary
J. W. Wilkinson, R. P. Pettipiece and
J. H. McVety, who were present at
the invitation of the local arrangements  committee.
The banquet was served in excellent
style which left no room for the criticism of the most exacting of epicures.
After that part of the proceedings
had been disposed of, several interesting speeches dealing with the acti-
the golden pagoda, and the delicate
pinnacle with its circlet of bells smoldered and smoked strangely. It cast
a pale greenish reflection into the
courtyard and threw a tinge of death
over the dark, upturned faces of the
village fedk. The crowd bent low before the marvel and a loud gabble of
prayers went up. All day hmg and
eeflen far into the night little Ma
Shwc Ban Stood watching thc house
of Maung Hpyan's father in order to
catch a glimpse of her beloved. In
her large dark eyes there now glowed a light of wild and passionate devotion, in which the fires of love
mingled with the fires of faith. She
was now but as dust beneath his feet.
Only from afar might she still behold
and worship him.
Day after day the adoration at the
temple became more fervent and intense. Throughout the district discontent grew huge and rank as jungle
weeds. Maung Hpyan was a prince
and his own must be given back to
him, or why had thc sign been sent
from heaven to single him out? Such
was the question the monk first asked
of the villagers until the villagers asked it of one another. There was but
one cool head in all the region���that
of the wrinkled old headman. One
day hc stood forth when the people
went flocking toward the pagoda, and
spoke thus:
"Beware," said lie, "lest you arouse
the suspicion of the government, the
asoyamiu. Already the very trees are
rustling like so many tongues, telling
of your folly and madness. In the
asoyamiu there is more strength than
in yourselves, or in him you call
prince. The fire in their guns and
cannon is more potent than the fire
from his loins. Beware, likewise, lest
the Township Officer come to pry into
your houses and your hearts. He is
swift to punish. Or he will come and
look upon you and say nothing and go
away, but in a month the thathameda,
or tax on families, or the legundaw,
or tax on land, will be raised. Be
wise, sons and daughters of the vil-
lige, beware!"
But the seditious monk, the uncle of
Mating Hpyan, and even his father,
who now no longer stood in terror
of the money-lender���these three went
on preaching the cause of Maung
Hpyan. Maung Hpyan himself played his part well, keeping himself in
all the mystery and sanctity of seclusion, save for his rare and startling
appearances by night. The villagers
and the jungle folk, in obedience to
U Waranda, the monk, no longer
brought statues of Buddha, but much
tribute in coin���two rupees here, five
there, eight annas here.
"For the royal prince, for the great
royal palace and the realm of a true
Burmese king!" the monk would cry,
and the coins rattled into the lacquer
Ml went well, yet the fox-eyed Ko
lugyi was ill at ease.
Without arms we shall be as babes
In the-clutch of orang-outangs," said
he to his brother. "Of what, avail are
long swords or short swords, axes or
spears, against the spirits that go forth
kill from the iron tubes of the Sepoy
kalas? How, without such weapons
eef lire, can we set our prince upon
the throne?"
"Can wc not purchase such arms?"
asked U Byaw. "We have now much
"With the much copper, the little
silver, and lhe.no gold we have gathered, we could not purchase ten rusty
muzzle-loaders from the hills," answered the uncle, contemptuously.
They were talking thus within the
house on night, Mating Hpyan, as they
thought, lay asleep in the adjoining
room. They were, therefore, startled
when his voice, firm and clear, and all
too humble for a prince, came through
the thin wooden partition.
"Please, father and uncle, your slave
knows of a place where firearms may
be got, and that without payment of
gold or  silver."
His two relatives lifted their eyes
and looked blinkingly at each other.
His uncle was the first to speak.
"Hush!" said he, "Speak not se,
loud, but come hither, Xga Hpyan."
His nephew came and squatted
down  beside the smoky lamp.
"A two days' march through the
jungle," said Maung Hpyan, whose
round brown face was smeared with
some strange substance, "there is a
police station at Tantabin where the
Sepoy kalas have a good store of arms.
Let me go thither with enough men
and soon we shall have weapons
Tis well you speak thus," remark.
litre was no sign of life. Surely the
station slept. Then Maung Hpyan
went among the followers he knew
best and gave to each a small alabaster
"Xo bullet shall strike the man who
wears this, my amulet," said he in
his sweet  and gentle voice.
To each man he spoke a friendly
weird. To the poor among them he
promised gifts of land or money, to
others of higher rank, governorships
and offices at his court.
"When we have secured the firearms in yonder station we shall be
mighty,' said he, very softly. "We
shall  be masters in the land."
Then he gave the order to attack.
His little army yelled, flourished
Swords and swarmed like ants toward
the wooden building. Thc station still
slept, slept until they were but a few
yards distant. Then from the dark
windows, from the barred openings
of the prison on the upper floor, from
the loopholes in the door, flashed
sharp and crimson spurts of fire and
puffs of smoke, and six or seven of
Maung Hpyan's followers shrieked,
floundered about, fell, and rolled down
the incline toward the river.
Most of thc others paused, though
some five or six rushed forward and
began hacking at the doors. Again
the door spat flame and a crumpled
heap of brown legs and red cotton
longyis lay twitching on  thc ground.
There there was silence on both sides.
This ominous stillness was unbroken
for many moments, until a strange
sound arose from within thc station.
It was harsh and loud and awful���the
white man's laugh���a sound that sent
a quaking terror into the hearts of
Maung Hpyan's men. It was more-
terrible than the rifles of the police
of the asoyamiu, With it there mingled the shriller cackle of the Sepoys,
then a window on the second storey
opened and in the ashen light they
saw the round moon-calf face of the
Bttrmaii forest guard who had escaped
the night before. He grinned and
shouted an insult. Suddenly, like
torrents undammed, the soldiery,
eager, uniformed, glittering with steel,
poured from doors and windows.
Mating Hpyan and his followers turned and fled as though all the demons
of earth, air, fire, and water were
howling in their rear. Of the five
hundred who had marched forth with
the pretender two days before, some
three hundred, weary, hungry, and full
of fear, slunk back to Daikpyet. Two
hundred lay cooped in thc station at
Tantabin, in the clutches of the
asoyamiu, and stared stupidly at the
Sepoys who strolled back and forth
with shouldered rifles.
Maung Hpyan disappeared. Some
days afterward in company with his
relatives hc made an attempt to go to
Rangoon and hoarded a third-class
carriage at Mandalay. At Mandalay
there was a clever police official who
had studied the description of the
young rebel until he knew it by heart.
His lingers were itching for the reward offered. He seized Maung
Hpyan and examied the tattoo marks
on his knees. But these did not tally
with the description, for Maung Hpyan
had been still more clever���thc marks
had been altered for him by the village
tattooer. So Mating Hpyan was let
go, though U Waranda, U Byaw, the
father, and Ko lugyi, the uncle, were
detained and flung into prison, where
they awaited trial for treason and probable acquaintance with the hangman's noose.
"We must make an example of
them," said the authorities, "but it Is
not our wish to exterminate any of
thc families."
For three months Maung Hpyan
lay hidden and the asoyamiu were put
to immense trouble in the search. At
Daikpyet they found nothing but a
half-empty can of phosphorescent
paint in the house of U Byaw. This,
when mixed with thc cunning brains
of Ko lugyi, was all that was necessary to create the miracles of the
shining face and the dome that gleamed hy night. Then a distant report
crept to tlie ears of thc asoyamiu and
a troop of Sepoys marched again toward Daikpyet. From the top of a
tall leak tree little Ma Shwe Ban,
Maung Hpyan's faithful love, saw
them coming along the road one evening, a great square mass in a cloud
of dust, shot with gleams of steel and
brass. Hastily she clambered down,
ran to the burnished pagoda, and van.
ished within.
When thc Sepoys neared the village
they saw a spiral of smoke twisting
from the shining top of the pagoda.
A few moments after and there were
flames that licked up thc golden shaft
toward the circle of bells. The soldiers
shouted and ran forward, bursting
through the entrance where the stone
dragons grinned.    The lower part of
Table Showing the Wonderful  Growth  of  the
C-H-I-C in less than Twenty Months
I' Intereit   at   the
I O p"  Annum.
Hint Loan made April 22nel,  1911  ����inm
Loam   made   during   month   of   December,
1911   $4,000.00
Loans   made  during   month   of  June,   1912 $17 000.00
toSOS   BMds   during   month     of    August, *27 (100 flfl
Loam  nude  eluring  month   of   November, *-. -
Knd   ol   November,   1912,   Loans   pending ssstsw r.n.~. sssm,
(being   put    through)  $65,000.00
Loans   made   and   other   Loans   in   process A->
te?Vu.n*. .,he. .m.��".,h.*.~ $99,300.00
December   ISth,   1912.     Loans   maele,  and ms*\t%ms  /tAA  aa
" <"��c"s���� ��������� $225,000.00
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Special  attention  paid  the  palates of civic officials and employees.
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of sulphate to three thousand pounds
of puddle. This is trodden into the
puddle by horses. Several gangs of
old, worn-out horses or mules, about
twelve in a gang, are seen in various
parts of the patio, being driven round
in circles to tread in the sulphate.
On the next day six per cent, of
common salt is added and in two more
days one hundred per cent, of pure
quicksilver, or as much as the assay
of the ore shows is required. This
mass is then trodden up by horses for
fifteen days. It is then wheeled to a
large tank through which passes a
rapid stream of water. This washes
away the clay, leaving the silver and
quicksilver. This residuum is poured
into cone-shaped canvas bags through
which most of the quicksilver runs
out, and what .remains with the silver
is passed off with the vapor by means
of heated retorts. None of the quicksilver is lost, and even the vapor is
brought by cold water to its original
state and used againg and again. The
quicksilver soon rots the hoofs of the
horses and the mules, but the Mexicans themselves do not seem to be
much the worse for it even though
they wade around in the puddle for
days at a time.
d the uncle, "for it is a sign that youl.tlle Pagocfo was now a mass of writh
ing, soaring Hame. I hrough the portals
of the enclosure they saw the courtyard flooded with a glare of rose and
amber. In the centre, on a golden
pedestal that had once held an image,
sat the naked body of Maung Hpyan
in thc posture of the Buddha, cross-
legged and erect, his hands folded in
his lap���his great dark eyes, vacant
and oblivious, seemed to be gazing
out into infinity.
The Subadar of the Sepoys beckoned to the leanest of his men and muttered a few words. The thin, shanked
seildier stepped forward, raised his
rifle at the word of command, and
leveled it at the breast of Maung
llpyan, who sat immovable as bronze
with a faint smile on his lips and the
red light of thc fire trembling over
him. The officer drew his sword, the
word "Fire!" was about to fall from
his lips���then came the fourth miracle.
There was a sudden melodious tinkling of the bells on top of the pagoda
as though they were stirred by the
tongues of flame that licked them. The
dome trembled like a great golden
bottle on a quaking table. It quivered, then it lurched and swayed, the
bells jangled loudly; then with a crash,
it rushed downwards like some vast
extinguisher, covering the throne of
Maung Hpyan, embryo of royalty,
pretender to the crown and rebel
against the British rule. A burst of
cinders and ashes flew into the air.
The flames went roaringly to work
The old headman now appeared and
harangued   the   villagers    and     bade
have  the blood ol kings  in you, and
their valor no less."
A fortnight after five hundred
fanatic villagers and jungle-men gathered before the pagoda, where the
monk bestowed his blessing upon
them. Long swords and short swords,
axes and spears, glittered in their
hands. They bore ropes and wallets
of food. Then Maung Hpyan appeared and a great shout went up. and the
multitude made deep shikos and prostrated itself in the dust before him.
He placed himself at the head of his
men and the march Ihrough the jungle
began. On the first day they captured
a Burman forest guard in thc British
service. But the man escaped the
same night and flew like an arrow
straight to Tantabin and raised the
There was no confusion at Tantabin.
The Commandant at the police station
eirdered the white women to be ferried
across the river to the other bank of
the Irrawaddy. The men prepared the
station for a siege. There were on
hand a hundred Burmese and twice
that number of Punjabi military police.
The station, a square two-story building of wood, stood close to the river.
On the upper floor was an iron cage
for the prisoners, also a room where
stores of rifles were kept. This upper
room was approached by an outside
staircase with a drawbridge. When
Maung Hpyan and his followers appeared, the first ghastly rifts of dawn
were beginning to thin the darkness.
In this dim and leaden light they saw
that the drawbridge was  raised, but
them be wise and obey their masters.
That evening the hungry Sepoys quartered themselves upon the villagers
and feasted royally, and the villagers
served them humbly���humbly anil in
The Solitary Wasp
The remarkable gradation of the
social instincts of animals is shown by
the "solitary" bee which, by laborious
effort, constructs a few cells in a hole
in a wall or in an old snail shell and
by. the marvelous builders of the hives.
At the bottom of the social scale of
the vespian world are the "solitary"
wasps. Every female of the family
builds a nest and lays in provisions
for the young she is not to see.
The Etimenes coarctatus, one of the
family eif lhe Solitary wasp, builds a
nest of little balls of earth. The nest
is first shaped and then covered with
a  shapeless blanket of mortar.
When ready to deposit her eggs the
female cumenes catches grubs or
caterpillars, paralyzing but not killing
her prey by stinging their nervous centres, and drags them home to be reserved, still living, until needed as
fresh meat for the young. Her pouch
filled with provisions, she lays in it
one egg, which she hangs to the top
by a thread of her own spinning. This
done, she destroys the neck of the
pouch, seals the mouth, covers the
whole, and goes away, leaving the egg
to come to maturity. The egg matures and the larva comes forth and
feeds upon the caterpillars; but never
docs a cumenes return to take note of
the result of hcr efforts.
The Odynerus spinipes of Europe
works in a different way.   She makes
the future cradle in the ground in
places exposed to the rising or noon
sun, and hollows oul holes twelve
inches deep. Many wasps of this
species may dig in the same place al
the same time, but each works for
herself and takes no notice of lier
neighbors. In case of danger she defends her property and lets the other
workers look out for themselves.
Usually the ground chosen is hard ami
the builder is obliged to dampen it
before she can dig. In measure as the
work progresses thc insect uses the
ground thrown up, in building a sort
of chimney around the opening. When
lhe nest is dug the mother insect
stocks it with paralyzed larvae; lays
her eggs, breaks down her chimney,
and uses its material to stop the opening, and seals thc whole work with
other material.
The Ro'e of Dust in Nature
While much evil has been attribut
ed to dust, very little attention has
been given to its benefits. Without
dust there would be no blue sky nor
any diffused light; man's only light of
day would be that directly radiated by
the sun.
Light is produced by the vibrations
of ether in the form of waves of variable extent, varying in extent according to the color of the light; and the
waves are differently reflected, according tei the dimensions nf the
grains of dust that they meet as they
descend to earth. The fine (lust reflects only the shortest waves, the
blue. Dust eif medium thickness reflects the yellow and the green waves,
whilc the coarsest dust reflects nothing but the red.
Ml SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   1,   1513.
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The  Celebrated Actress���MISS MAUDE LEONE
In Ernest Denny's Pamoui Comedy
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Take notice that the commissioner appointed to enquire into the affairs of the
above municipality will resume' thc enquiry on
lhe 3rd day of February, 1913, ai ihe- hour
cf ten in lhe forenooei in lhe Municipal Hall,
South Vancouver, corner of l-'orty-lhirel anel
Fraser, for the purpose of enquiring into all
municipal matter generally; but more particularly into the following :
(a)  Contracts for puhlic works  or utilities.
lb) Purchase of real estate for any purpose.
(c) Purchases of lumber used by the municipality.
(d) Purchases of fire equipment and apparatus.
(e) Water Works generally,
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Provokers of Mirth
(From Addison's Spectator)
1 am afraid I shall appear too abstracted in my speculations if I show
that when a man of wil makes us
laugh, it is by betraying some oddness
or infirmity in his own character, or
in the representation which he makes
oi olhcrs; and that when we laugh al
a brute, or even at an inanimate thing',
it is at some action or incident that
bears a remote analogy to any blunder or absurdity in reasonable creatures.
But to come intei common life; I
shall pass by the consideration of
those stage coxcombs that are able to
shake a whole audience, and take
notice of a particular sort eif men who
are such provokers of mirth ,in conversation that it is impossible for a
club or merry-meeting to subsist without them; I mean those honest gentlemen that arc always exposed to the
Wit and raillery of their well-wishers
and companions; that are pelted by
men, wjmen and children, friends and
foes, and, in a word, stand as butts in
conversation feer every mn- lo shoeit
ai that pleases. I kneiw several "i these
butts who are men of wit and sense,
though hy some odd turn of humor,
senile unlucky cast in their persein eir
behavior, they have always the misfortune tei make the company merry.
The truth of it is. a man is not qualified for a butt, who has not a good
deal eif wit and vivacity, even in the
ridiculous side of his character. A
stupid butt is only lit for the conversation of ordinary people: men of wit
require one that will give them play,
and, bestir himself in the absurd part
eif his behavior. A butt with these
accomplishments frequently gets the
laugh of his side, and turns Ihe ridicule upon him that attacks. Sir John
Falstaff was a hero of this species, and
gives a goeid deeription of himself in
his capacity (ef a butt, after the following manner: "Men eif all seirts,"
says that merry knight, "take a pride
to gird at mc. The brain of man is
mil able to invent anything that tends
lee laughter more than I invent, or is
invented "ii me. I am not only witty
in myself, but the cause that wit is in
other men."
The Harmony of Colors
The principle that the sensation of
white results freem the equal excitement of sensations produced by the
three fundamental radiations is deduced naturally from an analysis of
the rules of the harmony of coleirs.
Colored lights do not focus at thc
same point; therefore the eye musl
seize different distances at the same
time in order to see when different
colored surfaces touch. The difference of'rcfrangibility of the different
colored rays causes some colors to
stand out and eilhers to stand back.
Red is the most "flying" or "tapering" of the colors, a red object always appearing to be farther away
than r blue object, though it is seen
on the same plane and in thc same
Sembrich's Wonderful  Voice
The   transcendent   beauty   of   teeiie
and   delicate,   enchanting   emotional
changes that place Semorich's voice
ill a class by itself, invariably arouse
the most blase critics ami music-
lovers tee a fvrveer e,f enthusiasm ll"l
excited by any either living singer.
Tlu- New York "Sun" of January 3
says :
"Mme. Sembrich's lieder singing
has certain salient characteristics
whieh place it in a celestial sphere eif
its own. She puis forth the tendrils
of a sensibility so line, so subtle, SO
rich in the essences of a gentle
womanhood thai her art vibrates like
a harp-string with responsive emotion.
Tears lie always under the roseate
surface of her humor; sweet sympathy
dwells beside her darkest tragedy;
love wells out through all."
J-'or pure unalloyed delight of the
most ravishing kind, the Sembrich
recital on Saturday, - cbruary 8, at
the Imperial Theatre will be an epeich
in  the musical  history of Vancouver.
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"The Confession"
Direct from a successful run at the
Bijou Theatre. New York, "The Con.
fessiein," by James Ilallock Reid, the
most powerful dramatic play ever seen
in Xew Yeirk, will be presented at the
Imperial Theatre feir two nights, commencing   Friday,  January  31.
The New York Mail says: "It
had enough strong peiints to make it
pretty certain that it will last a good
deal longer than most plays have at
lhe   Bijou  this year."
The New York Journal has this to
say of il: "It cannot be classed under
the category of things forbidden in
Lent, no more powerful sermon has
been preached on that topic from the
pulpit than was spoken from behind
the footlights of the  Bijou."
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Wonderful Moving Pictures
For live nights and matinees, commencing on Monday next at the Imperial Theatre, some of the most mar.
velleuis motion pictures ever taken
will he presented before patrons at
the Imperial Theatre. The pictures
depict a trip of the Carnegie Alaska.
Siberian and Arctic Expedition, which
was sent out by the Carnegie Museum
of Pittsburg to obtain scientific data
of the animal (fauna I life of lhe regions mentioned, and to secure a
group of big game for lhe museum.
A special vessel was lilted out. and
the expedition, under the command of
Captain I'". K. Kleinsehmidt, the big
game hunter and naturalist, win, has
spent fifteen years in ihe north, accompanied by Mr. Louie Lane, the
well-known Alaskan explorer, cruised
along lhe' coasl of Alaska. Siberia, and.
owing tee the fact thai the season
(l'JIll was lhe most open (that is,
the polar iee pack which covers the
surface of the Arctic, and which splits
ill" '"to great bergs, ice-cakes and
Hoes in summer, leaving leaels or lanes
of water through which ships may
pass opened up earlier ami closed
later than in any lime in 22 years),
lhe vessel reached the furthest north
ever attained by ship���Wrangel Island,
where the ill-fated De Long expedition (1889) was caught by the' early
closing of the iee pack, ami lhe entire expedition died of starvation.
Every fqot e.f this ihh>i unique jemr-
ney was faithfully recorded by the
motion   picture  camera.
This attraction promises to be one
of the mosl notable ever witnessed
in Vancouver,
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Avenue Theatre
This week's attraction al ihe Avenue
has maele' a big hit with 11>���.- patrons
��� if the popular Easl Side playhouse,
and big houses have prevailed for the
entire week. For pure fun ii would
be difficult indeed to find a better en-
lertaiiiii.e'in than "Tlie Greal Vame"
lias afforded, ami every member "i
ihe' Lawrence Company in the long
cast lias acquitted themselves admirably, Del Lawrence, Alt. T. Layne,
Daisy D'Avra, Edward Lawrence ami
Howard Russell meril especial mention, Inn only i"i the importance of
their roles as ihe minor pans were
as admirably  taken  care of.
Xexl week will he of unusual in-
teres! al ihe Avenue. Miss Maude
Leone, the noted actress, will commence her engagement as leading laely
with lhe  Lawrence Stock Company.
Miss Lee'lie has beauty and talent,
and has been feir several years one
eif the most popular actresses em the
stage, and was secured for the Avenue
only by the offer of lhe largest -.alary
ever paid a ste,ck actress in thii - e -
tion. Sin- has been connected with
���uch noted stock organizations a- the
Marl..we and College Theatre, eif
Chicago. Woodward's e,f Omaha, anel
Morosco's eef Los Angeles, beiide
heading her own company een the
mad. She will open her engagement
in Ihe greal comedy success "All e,f
a Sudden Peggy." This play was lirst
produced at the Duke eif York's
Theatre in London with the celebrated
actress Marie Tempest in lhe title role,
anil such neiieel artisls as Gerald du
Maurier, Eric Lewis, Alfred Bishop,
Kate Serjeantson and Florence Weiod
in  the cast.
The lirst performance in America
wa- given at the Bijou Theatre in New
York, with Henrietta Crosman in the
leading rule, and the well-known
American actors Frank Gilmore, hrn-
��;t Stallard and Kate Meek supporting'
Mantle Leone followed Miss Crosman
in thc famous role and critics and
public agreed in the dictum that she
was iu no way inferior to her noted
predecessors in the part of the bewitching  Peggy O'Mara.
Del Lawrence will assume thc role
created in London by Gerald Du Maurier and the rest of the cast will be
carefully selected from the favorites
of the company. Miss Leone dresses
her parls in a manner never before
seen in stock in this city, and with
her great personal beauty and charm
and undoubted talent as an actress,
it is certain that she will create a
sensation among local theatre goers.
Advance sales already indicate
crowded houses and intending purchasers are advised tei make their
reservations early.
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Empress Theatre
Delightful audiences are filling thc
Empress Theatre this week to see
that well-known Alaska drama "The
Spoilers." As a novel it has been
the biggest seller of all Rex Beach's
books, and the vogue of lhe play is
as great. The story presents a vivid
picture of conditions in the Frozen
Xorth in the early days of the gold
rush. Roy Glenister and his partner,
Joe Dextry, owners of the Midas
mine, are two of the principal character.- around whom centres much of
the interest. A scheme is evolved to
cheat these men out of their discovery, and this gives rise to very exciting scenes. The miners' Vigilance
Committee, pitted against corrupt
L'. S. Government officials, presents
an exciting climax. The scenery is
very realistic. The first act takes
place em the deck of lhe S-S. Santa
Maria in the harbor of Unalaska. The
second act sinews lhe law offices of
Denhain ei Strtive. Nome. The third
act is possibly the mosl attractive of
all. Ii is the Northern Dance Hall,
a typical resort "i Nome at that time
and filled wilh all the various characters of ilu- gold camp, and is a
highly interesting picture. The lasl
act shows lhe Midas mine. Isabella
Fletcher as Cherry Malotte, Charles
Ayres as Roy Glenister. anil Mela
Marsky as Helen Chester particularly distinguish themselves although
Chauncey Southern as tin Bronco
I Kitl gives eme eif the best bits of acting in which he has been seen fm' a
long time.
Next week will be offered eme e>f
ihe' very besl <��i popular romantic
plays���"Sweet Xell of Old Drury."
This fain.his play was produced in
l.i mile .ii by Mr. Fred Terry ami Miss
Julia Xeilsoii, who scored such a hit
in il thai il ran for a year. Il is laid
in England eluring lhe reign of
Charles II. anil tills a mosl romantic
story of lIn love of thai king for
Nell   Gwynnc,   the  "range  girl   e.f  lhe
Drury Lane Theatre, who afterwards
became the m"st popular ae-tre--s in
London, The play scintillates wiih
wii and humor, while there an several dramatic situations of more than
ordinary interest, '! he nrsl acl takes
place in fie,nt eii the 1 >i"11' v Lane
Theatre, and shows Nell's firsl meeting wiih tli��- King. Unaware that Ihis the King, 'NYU" engage-- him in
conversation, ami her charming personalty makes a deep impr���ion on
him. Tin second aet occurs in
Nell'- apartments in Pali Mall. By
this time she has become the favorite
of the King, anil the stage favorite of
London. The lords anil ladies eif
Charles' Court, while compelled le'
receive ami visit Xell, yet plot to
make her lose lhe favor of the King.
but Nell's keen brain is too shrewd
for them.    The  third act  takes  place
in Lord Jeffrey's mansion, and the
act in Whitehall Palace. All
these scenes will be magnificent
specimens of the scenic artist Nearly
all lhe principal characters are his.
torical personages such as the Lord
Chief Justice "i England, "Lord
Rochester, Roger Fairfax, lhe Duch-
-- of Portsmouth, Laely Castlemaine,
Olivia Vernon, and others of equal
fame. Isabelle Fletcher will essay
lhe role of Xell. which is one of her
best characterizations, and she has
mail, a great Success of il in several
of iln- large Eastern cities. The- costume-- will In- beautiful, and all the
effects complete,
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Orpheum Theatre
A bill offering a wide variety of
act- will be presented at the Orpheum
next week. "A Night in the Park"
is the head line attraction. It is one
of the foremost juvenile musical
comedies in vaudeville. There are
shapely young women, including Ruth
Lockwood, a fascinating little prima
donna in the leading role. From a
scenic viewpoint it is said to be most
pleasing. It is strictly a singing and
dancing act with plenty of comedy
deftlv interwoven and a vocal quartette of east side kids who have made
a big hi..
A- the added feature attraction the
management will offer the intrepid
But Snyder, cyclist.
Cap Anson, "the grand old man of
baseball/' will be another feature.
Cap was for years the captain-manager of the Chicago White Stockings,
and piloted his team to six pennants.
He will relate his experience on the
Eddie Burdon and Irene Shannon
will offer "Bits of Vaudeville," which
will serve to introduce them in specialties.
Bessie La Count, a young miss
who is remarkably talented as an
impersonator, will present some pleasing bits of song.
Jack Ark, one of thc greatest manipulators of the diabolo in the world,
was imported from France for a tour
of the S. & C. circuit.
Haitingi & Gore    Phone Sey. 3907
To-ni(hi 8.15 M��tin�� S��i. 2.!5
This Week
The Spoilers
Next Week
Sweet Nell of Old Drury
Unequalled      Vaudeville     Mean*      Pantagta
SHOW STARTS---2.45. 7.15. end 9.10p.m.
Menlo Moore's "Ra Ra Boys"
With   Le.rna  Jackson, in  a  rollicking
musical frivolity of learning days
The Seven Parisian Violets
In   a   classy   vocal   and   instrumental
4���Other  Big  Acts���4
Scotsmen Honor Memory of Robbie
A large crowd of sons and daughters of Scotland gathered in force,
last Saturday evening, to honor the
memory of Robbie Burns/ Scotland's
National Poet, at the Burns' Anniversary Concert, given in the Oddfellows'
Hall. Mount Pleasant, under the direction of Mr. W. \Y. Robertson, the
well-known solo violinist. The programme consisted of Burns' famous
compositions, and were admirably
rendered hy the various artists, each
of whom had to respond to repeated
encores. The concert opened with
that line old quartette, "There Was a
Lad Was Born in Kyle." by the whole
company. Mrs. W. W. Robertson,
with her line mellow soprano voice,
sang, "Tain Glen," "Ca' the Vowes,"
"Bonnie Brier Bush," etc., with fine
effect, as alsei did Mrs. J. F. Paterson
with "Gala Water," and both these
ladies gave that popular duet, "Oh,
Wert Thou in lhe Cauld Blast." Mr.
\V. W. Robertson is certainly a master eif the violin, his rendering of
"Gems of Burns," also his various
Scottish selections, with his clever
"Imitation of Bagpipes" on violin,
anil Strathspeys, being well nigh perfect. Miss Mary Isdale sang. "My
Ain Folks" with line taste, ami Mrs.
.lame.-   Hall sang "Afton  Water" and
"Of a' lhe Airts" in g 1 style.  Prei-
halily the principal feature of ihe
evening was that old favorite duet.
"The Crookit Bawbee," rendered in
excellent style by Mr. ami Mrs. W.
\\. Robertson, and they had to respond to a vociferous encore. The
Highland Dancing and Irish Jig (in
costume) were splendidly rendered by
Miss I.. Robson ami Masters Alex and
Arthur Robson, and the bagpipe selec.
tions by I'iper McGillivray reminded
one of tin. heather. Mr. R. A. Dun-
nicliffe provided the humorous pari
of thc programme, and hi.- rendering
of "Ile was ;i Married Man," i I
kept tilt  audit ih'i   in good humor.
A Merry  Musical Comedy
With   Ruth   Lockwood   and   Com
pany, and "The Electric
City   Four"
Added    Feature   Attraction
The  Dare-Devi! Cyclist
4���Other Big S   & C. Acts���4
Business   College
"The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded
Corner Main St. & 10th Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont  2075
Drs. Howie & Hall
Have   opened   up   new   and   up-to-date
Dental  Parlors  in the Williams  Block,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have  installed  all the latest  and
best   appliances,   and   are   prepared   to
give you the best there is in the dental
I        A    share    of    your    patronage    Ia     |
Gas   administered    for   the   painless
extraction of teeth.
P. O   Howie, I1D.E.
Wm. 8. Hall, DD.S.
Phone   Sey.   3266   lor  appointment
Scene from "AU-of-a-Sudden  Peggy, ' Avenue Theatre, next week
Ten   Little   Suffragettes
Ten little suffragettes,  standing in a
i 'in- spied a bargain sale, then there '
\\ ere nine.
Vine'  hub   suffragettes, at  a   lebate;
Om   strained  ber  vocal  cords,    then
there were eight.
Eight    little   suffragettes,   out   until I
Her   husband  tame  after  one,    then
there were seven.
Seven little suffragettes, up to cunning tricks;
I Ine criticised another's hat, then there
were six
Six  little  suffragettes,  for votes   they
did contrive;
A tiny mouse scared one away, then
there were live.
Five  little  suffragettes,  making noise
A policeman arrested one, then there
were four.
Knur little suffragettes glad that they
were free;
A  mere.- man proposed to one,    then
there were three.
Three    little    suffragettes,    to    their
movement true;
One   tried   lo  make   a   speech,     then
there were two.
Two little    suffragettes,    wilh    their
work undone;
The elder went back home, then there
was one.
One little suffragette, in it just for fun;
No one listened to her talk, so there
was none.                       ���Answers
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Music and Mosquitoes
In some parts of India, where mosquitoes abound, it is impossible to
play the violin because the mus'ic
attracts the insects in great numbers. When the tirst notes are heard
the mosquitoes swarm in clouds
around the player and make the
movements  of  the  hand  impossible.
Geo. Jones
Lame and Interfering horses will
receive special care and attention.
All kinds of hand-made shoes, running shoes, running plates, toe
plates,  etc.
All horses entrusted to me will receive  every   care  and  attention.
571   Beatty Street
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Phone : Fraser 19
(Day or night)
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Specialties :   Player    Pianos.    Repairs.    Tom
Phone :    Fairmont 1125
The partnership heretofore known by the
firm name and designation of Sloan & Allen
grocers and provision merchants, holding forth
on Main Street, near Twenty-ninth Avenue, in
thc Municipality of South Vancouver, Province of Hritish Columbia, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, Thomas \V. Allen,
retiring. John Sloan will collect all accounts
and indebtedness to the satd firm anil assume
all   expenditures  and  pay  all  luUij.
In witness whereof thc said parties to these
presents have hereunto- set tboir' hands and
seals this twentv sixth day of Jaijyary. in the
year of our Lord, one fhousaiTcf rime hundred
and   thirteen.
The largest steamer yet built in
B. C. was launched last week at Victoria. T-he 'steamer is built of steel
and will bc used by the C. P. R. in
maintaining -a -service- on the west.
coast of Vancouver Island. The boat
has been christened the Princes*
SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   1,   191*
Mr. Whelpton is re-elected
Chairman of School Board
Initial Gathering of New Board���Complaint Lodged by Main
Street Resident- Responsibility of Medical Health Officer
Trustee C. M. Whelpton was reelected chairman i'i the School Board
at the first meeting of the new board
e.n Friday night of last week. Mr.
Morris and Mr. Campbell, the new
trustee!  t< ������ >k  their scats  for the first
time, ,,
On the motiem of Trustee Morris
the secretary was instructed to prepare an agenda for each meeting W
facilitate business and te. place it before  the  trustees  prior  to  the  meet-
The president and secretary of the
Knight road and District Ratepayers'
Association attended as a deputation
to ask that the use of the Richard
McBride School be granted to the
association  for its monthly meetings.
Chairman Whelpton explained thai
the board withdrew the privileges
last year from the ratepayers' associations because complaints were received from teachers that cigar stubs
were thrown upon the floors, that
cigar ashes were put into inkwells,
and that the school rooms were in an
objectional  state after  the  meetings.
The deputation asked if that were
so why the use of the school was allowed during the election campaign,
and the chairman stated that a special resolution of the board was passed
for that purpose.
After some discussion the board
decided to allow the Knight road Association to use the Richard McBride
School on condition that no smoking
is allowed.
Mr. Robert McBride and Mr.
Lyons attended to ask that steps be
taken to provide a school for children in D. L.'s 311 and 323. They
stated that many children there do
not attend any school, while others
have to go to Point Grey and Eburne.
The board suggested that a petition
be prepared showing the number of
children in the district. This was accepted by the deputation.
Dr.- Hunter, school medical officer,
asked for a ruling of the board on
two points : Whether the municipal
school inspector had authority to instruct principals of schools to prohibit classroom inspections, and second, whether the medical officer was
obliged to report to the municipal
inspector when he found it necessary
to close a school on account of infectious diseases.
A lengthy argument took place between Dr. Hunter, Municipal Inspector Graham, and the members of the
board, Mr. Graham stating that thc
only objection that had been raised
was in regard to indiscriminate medical and physical inspections in the
classrooms, his contention being that
the examination of the children
should take place in the cloakrooms
and not in the presence of the whole
Mr M. Graham also stated that in thc
interests of efficiency he should be
notified by Dr. Hunter before schools
wcre closed so that he could communicate with the teachers before
they dispersed.
The board decided that so far as
possible the physical examination of
the children should take place in the
cloakroom, and that the medical officer and the municipal inspector
must report to thc board and not to
any  particular  official.
Meeting of Tuesday
Another meeting of thc board was
held on Tuesday night, when a communication was read from Mr. R. P.
Morrison, when he directed attention
to the need for additional school
rooms  and  the  unsatisfactory  condi
tion of affairs at thc General Brock
school, from whence, lie said, young
e/liildrcn are marched through the
���now and slush, to General Wolfe
school, owing lo lack of accommodation at the Brock school. This communication was supported by num.
ereuis parents.
The. matter was referred to the
committee eef management and Municipal  Inspector  Graham.
A petition for additiemal school accommodation was also presented by
Mr. Robert McBride, signed by 41
parents, whose children require
school accommodation in the River
road district, on the border of Point
Trustees Campbell and Morris were
appointed a committee to inspect the
district and to report to the next
meeting of the board.
Chairman Whelpton and Trustee
Campbell were appointed to watch
the interests of the school board in
connection with the annexation proposals. Mr. A. J. Bailey was appointed janitor of Connaught school,
Chairman Whelpton reported that
hc had enquired into the matter of
the mortgage given by ex-Councillor
Robinson and his wife, to the municipal council and the Board of School
Trustees jointly without the knowledge of the board. He stated that
in accepting the mortgage the coun-
Work on  Improvements to  Start on
March 1
At a social gathering of firemen
held at N... 3 Fire Hall, Semth Hill,
em Monday nighl a ease of silver cutlery was presented tn Chief Wand on
his retirement from the head of the
lire department. The case was suitably inscribed and was presented by
the firemen connected with Nie. 3 and
No. 5 Fire Malls Chief Wand
referreil tei the pleasant relations
which had existed between himself
and lhe volunteers attached to No.
5  Fire  Halls.
Mr. John Montgomery, who has
been sent nut from Toronto to take
charge of building operations for the
Canadian Northern Railway at Port
Mann, reached Vancouver Tuesday.
Wednesday morning be went over tee
the railway's townsite on the Fraser
to decide on thc sites for the buildings and arrange for securing materials and workmen.
"My instructions arc to get through J3 and   \'
with   preliminaries  so   that   work   will ��    *    ���
actually be under way by March I," The lirst half-yearly n
said Mr. Montgomery. "The build, j payment eif the water rate
ings to be erected now are as follows : Fifteen stalls of what will
later be enlarged to a 42-stall roundhouse; a repair shop; coaling station;
oil steerage house and a general storehouse for train equipment. t'hc
buildings are to be done in the most
modern and permanent construction.
The repair shop will be 150 feet wide
and 300 feet long, with room left for
doubling the length. With the repair sheip will be a complete foundry,
blacksmith shop���in fact all the outfit needed feir repair of engines,
freight  cars  and  passenger  coaches."
The machinery for the shops is
now being manufactured in the East
and will be here to be installed when
the buildings are ready this summer.
Council Meetings
According to the last regular meeting of the Council of South Vancouver meetings for the year will be
held on the following dates unless
otherwise ordered by special motion
of the council or in the event of .a
public holiday, when the council will
meet on thc next day : Thursday,
February 6 and 20, March 6 and 20,
tices for
have been
sent out from the water department
and ratepayers are reminded that if
the rates are paid during the month
of February a discount of 20 per
cent will be allowed.
*    *    *
The   building   permits   issued   frenu
the   office     of      Building     Inspector
Young during the week ended Wednesday numbered eighteen, and call-
eel feir buildings e.f a total value of
"Springridge" Good Templar Lodge
held an enjoyable social last Friday
evening. This Friday evening at the
Cedar Cottage hall, Victoria road, officers for the ensuing term will be
William Young, electrician, was
lined $10 and ceists by Magistrate McArthur for having installed electric
wiring in a house on Sixty-first avenue without taking out a permit according to  the  bylaws.
*      A     A
The South Vancouver Conservative
Association proposes to hold organization meetings in Wards 3, 5, 6 and
Drive, firemen from No. 2 Fire Hall,
under Captain Smith, were forced to
crawl under the furnace ami from
a recumbent position tear away the
burning shiplap under the concrete
base of the furnace. Because of the
prompt action of the volunteers the
fire did little damage to the building.
* *    *
At the annual meeting of the firemen of No. 1 Hall, Collingwood, the
following officers were elected : Assistant Captain, Fireman Mitchell;
foreman, Fireman W. Clarke; secretary, Fireman P. V. Holland; treasurer, Fireman Sid Holland.
* *   ��
The staff of Commissioner Crehan
are busy preparing for the public enquiry which will be resumed on Mon.
day, February 3, into contracts let
by the council and various other matters affecting the work of the council.
* *    *
Property left in the cloak room of
the Kalenberg Hall at the Board of
Trade Ball comprised, one pair stockings, one pair gloves, one pair slippers. The owner can have same by
applying  at  4607   Main   Street.
* *       e|e
The Ward One Ratepayers' Association will hold a reorganization
meeting in Carleton Hall on Friday
night,   February  7.
The next meeting of the South
Vancouver Branch of the Victorian
Order of Nurses will be held nn
Tuesday, February 4, at the Nurses'
Home, Forty-seventh Avenue and
Chester. Ladies are very cordially
invited  to be present.
A Welsh Presbyterian Church has
been organized in Vancouver with an
initial membership of nearly 200.
Delegates to Third Annual Convention of B. C. Federation of Labor, held in Victoria, Jan. 13 to 17, inclusive
cil had done so in order to enable
Mr. Robinson to keep up certain payments on his property, which would
otherwise have reverted to the original owners and the municipality would
have lost all security for any moneys
which the courts may find to be due.
The school board, he said, wcre made
co-mortgagees with the Council, to
protect the interests of the board.
Trustee Morris said that the whole
point of the matter was that the
members of the board had not been
consulted or informed concerning
what was being done and were in
ignorance of the fact that they had
been made co-mortgagees with the
council. He thought that some communication should have been sent to
the board.
It is satisfactory to be able to state
lhat Miss Prowse, who has been suffering from a sharp attack of appendicitis, is well on the way to recovery, and it is hoped she will bc
able to leave the General Hospital
next week.
April 10 and 24, May 8 and 22, June
12 and 26, July 10 and 24, August 7
and 21, September 11 and 25, October
9 and 23, November 6 and 20, December 11 and 26.
The committees will meet as follows : Tuesday, February 4 and 18,
March 4 and 18, April 8 and 22, May
6 and 20, June 10 and 24, July 8 and
22, August 5 and 19, September 9
and 23, October 7 and 18, November
4 and 18, December 9 and 23.
Should any of the dates mentioned
for committees fall on a public holiday, the meeting will be held the preceding  day.
The police committee will meet at
9.30 a.m., health and relief committee at 10.30, board of works at 2 p.m.,
fire, water and light at 5 p.m., finance
and assessment committee at 9.30
a.m. on the day of the council meeting.
The citizens of the Fort George
district are agitating for the erection
of a traffic bridge across the Nechaco
7 at an early date. Meantime the
secretary, Mr. C. T. Bailey, Collingwood East Post Off'de, would be
glad to receive communications from
Conservatives in these wards stating
when and where it would be most
convenient to hold thc organization
meetings in the various wards.
en    *    *
For some time past the poultry
keepers in thc neighborhood of Forty-
eighth avenue and Alain street have
missed chickens, and the police have
been notified tbat thieves were active
in the vicinity. On Saturday, while
clearing a lot between Forty-eighth
and Forty-ninth avenues, a racoon
was discovered. Mr. Reeve, a storekeeper in the neighborhood, quickly
despatched it with his gun. It is now
believed that the racoon was responsible for all the chickens which have
been missed from time to time during the past few months.
*    *    A
To extinguish a blaze under thc
furnace of thc Stainsbury Apartments,
Stainsbury     avenue     and       Victoria
Spencer Robinson Explains
Before the ordinary business of the
school board on Friday night of last
week Mr. A. J. Michelmore, a retiring member of the board, produced
a document to the effect that Mr.
Spencer Robinson had given a mortgage to the municipal council in
which the school trustees were named as co-mortgagees. He asked if
the board had any knowledge of the
Chairman Whelpton stated that the
board had not been consulted, and it
was decided to take legal advice on
the matter.
Mr. Spencer Robinson interviewed
said : "It is true that Mrs. Robinson
and myself have given a written undertaking to the Reeve aand council
that if there is any money owing to
the municipality from me we give
the municipality unlimited security
to the extent of our total assets; but
the council must establish its right
to collect any moneys alleged to be
owing by  me."
Ward One Ratepayers Mark
Election Victory With Banquet
(Continued freim Page li
dreamer. He dreamed of the great
future of Greater Vancouver, and he
felt that in that future the work to
which they had set him���the work of
education would play an important
part. South Vancouver had good
schools, but there was still mueii to
be done to equip the rising generation
feer the stern duties of strenuous life.
He was proud eif the position to which
they had elected him, premd tc 'ollow
Mr. Michelmore, who had don good
work in an unobtrusive way, and
whatever the future of the schools
might be. however they might criticise
the Trustees, they must not forget
the arduous days nf -lioneer work.
Personally he would aim at the best
results for only the best would be
tolerated in Seeuth Vancouver's future.
Mr. Michelmore briefly replied, and
School Architect Bowman replying
to compliments paid him, sketched
elforts made tn bring South Vancouver- Bchools up Iii a high standard.
.Mi. W. II. Kent proposed "The
Greater Vancouver Chinook." This
paper, he said, had dealt fairly and
impartially with the recent election,
meetings had been faithfully reported
and the editorial comments, couched
in courteous and logical language, had
shown that the paper, which was a
credit to the Municipality, had the
best interests of the people at heart.
The toast was heartily received and
replied to by Mr. J. Francis Bursill,
who expressed regret for the unavoidable absence of Mr. Stein. From a
ripe and varied experience. Mr. Bursill sketched the trials and difficulties
of a paper in its early career, and
asked for "The Chinook" encouragement and support. It had a magnificent field for future work and with thc
support nf the people would prove an
organ to lead, to guide, to warn as
well as to inform. The people shouhl
make their own paper a great power
in furthering their legitimate and best
interests.    (Cheers.)
Mr. Livingstone in appreciative language propbsed "Thc Ladies." In inclement weather they had conic out
to vote and to work, many on the
right side, a few on thc wrong, but
they had no monopoly of unwisdom
for a few men had gone wrong too.
The ladies had added warmth, color
and Eesjt to a trying day, and he believed that their interest in municipal
affairs tended towards what was good.
Mr.   Battison  briefly  replied.
Messrs. Aleock, Moore, T. Todrick,
F. Groves and others spoke on the
necessity of organization, and on the
motion of Mr. Aleock it was agreed
that "The Committee of Fifty" should
not disband but remain a committee
watching over municipal affairs and
prepared to meet again at the call of
the chairman. Other toasts were,
"The Chairman," "Musical Honors,"'
and "Thc Immortal Memory of Robert
Burns," Mr. J. Francis Bursill reminding the company that they had met
on the poet's birthday. Among the
other speakers were Mr. C. T. Bailey
and Mr. R. Telford, who gave a number of interesting suggestions as to
the development of South Vancouver. Songs and recitations enlivened
the proceedings, and one of the most
successful gatherings ever held in tin-
history of South Vancouver closed
with "Auld Lang Syne."
��� .  mmt s	
In the card of thanks of Mr. W. A.
Pound, which appeared in "The
Chinook" last week, it should have
read that Mr. Pound complimented
Reeve Kerr upon his success and
fairness during the campaign. Owing lo a typographical error this was
made to read success and forgiveness.
 ���  ^ ���   1���
The   Reiyal   Bank   of   Canada     has
established a branch at F'ort George.
::  NOTICE  ::
We beg to inform our numerous customers the fact that we have removed our entire stock of linen from Abbott Street, basement of the Hotel Metropole. to larger
and more central premises
Sale prices prevail on all our stock.   Bigger and better bargains than ever before are offered to the shrewd shopper who buys now.
300 Yards Irish Linen Poplin, 27 inches wide;
regular value 45c.    On sale, per yard   15c
200 Yards Bleached Linen, 36 inches wide; regular 50c value.    For this sale, per yd. 25c
300 Yards Finest Sheer Linen, 36 inches wide;
regular 85c value.   On sale, per yard     35c
20 Dozen Embroidered Dresser Scarfs; regular
50c each.    On  sale 25c
10 Doz. Real Irish Linen Embroidered Dresser
Scarfs; regular $1.50.   On sale   75c
500 Dozen Pillow Cases; to clear for this sale,
per pair    25c
100   Dozen   Hemstitched   Pillow   Cases,   fine
quality; regular 75c value.   On sale, pair 45c
60 Dozen only, Real Linen Finished Embroidered Pillow Cases; value $1.25. On sale 75c
50 Dozen Towels, Huchaback and Damask pattern ; for this sale, per pair 25c
60 Dozen Extra Large Huchaback Hemstitched
Towels; per dozen   $2.50
Our stock of Damask Table Cloths, in
all sizes, is unusually large and to reduce our stock we are marking prices
down very low to effect a speedy
200 Dozen Hemstitched Table Cloths, in handsome designs; 63 x 63.    On sale $1.00
150 Hemstitched Table Cloths, 2]/2 yards long.
For this sale   $1.50
100 only, Bleached Damask Table Cloths, sizes
60 x 60.   On sale 60c
25 only, Damask Table Sets, Pure Irish Linen
Cloth, 2x2; half dozen Napkins to match,.,
ready hemmed.   Regular $8.50, on sale $4.75
20 only, Table Sets, in best double Damask,
2 x 2%. Napkins to match. Regular $12.50.
On   sale    $8.50
Lot Soiled Damask Table Cloths in all sizes, to
be cleared at less than cost.
150 pair Bleached Sheets, Irish Linen finished,
full size, 70 x 90. Per pair. .$1.25 and $1.50
These sheets cannot be equalled in the city.
200 Pair Bleached Sheets, extra large size, very
fine quality, 80 x 100; pair $1.75 and $2.00
50 only. Honey Comb Spreads, full double-
bed size; regular $2.00.   On sale, each $1.50
100 Honey Comb Spreads, single-bed size; to
clear for this sale, each $1.00
50 only, Marcella Bed Spreads, superior quality.
For this sale $2.25, $2.75, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00
These prices cannot be beaten.
Lot of soiled Embroidered Spreads; we will
clear at any price.
500 Yards Bleached Table Damask; these come
in six different designs. Your choice for
this sale, yard  50c
200 Yards Half Bleached Table Damask, in
spot    design   only.    Regular   $1.00  .yard.
On  sale    50c
This is a snap.
Crash   Cushion   Covers,   embroidered   in   art
colors; each  15c, 25c, and 50c
300  pairs  Nottingham   Lace  Curtains,  double
border in handsome designs, ecrue or white;
iV2   yards    long.     Regular    value    $3.50.
On sale $1.75
We stock the genuine Yorkshire All-
Wool   Blanket,   which   are   famous   the
world over.
6 lb. weight.   Regular 6.00.   On sale $4.25
7 lb. weight.   Regular $7.00. On sale $5.50
9 lb. weight.   Regular $9.00. On sale $6.50
Large size Comforters, covered with art
sateen, all the latest and artistic colorings. Regular $3.75.    On  sale    $2.50
Superior Quality Comforter, with or without
frill.   Regular $5.00.   On sale  $3.50
These are marked very low to clear. We
must make room for spring goods.
We invite old and new customers to inspect our stock and price our goods before purchasing elsewhere.    We can save money for you.


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