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Array W^u��� CHINOOK
��� A Half Million in 1917
Vol. I., No. 50.
Price 5 cents
Vancouver  Horse  Show
Is  Biggest  on  Record
Splendid Array of Horses, and Great Crowds Attend the  Largest
Horse Show on the Continent
not be long before Ihey competed
with th, greal show held annually at
Olympia, London. Notwithstanding
the present age of motorism the
price |eaiel for horses here.' was mi
Moth the immense attraction of
being the largest horse show em ihe:
continent, and the ureal society func-
linn of Vancouver and the province
combined on Monday tei make the official opening by Hon. \\ J. Bowser, than was paid feir them in any either
attorney-general anel acting premier part of the country,
.���i thc province, of iln- sixth annual lie was glad te, know, said Mr.
Vancouver Horse Show week, an Bowser, that iln- record i"r high
event whieh was wiih.,m a prece- jumping would be completed feir,
dent here in point of attendance and not only here, bin at the ihow in Vic-
intetest beeth em ihe part "i horse toria, which would shortly commence,
lovers,  breeders,  exhibitors,   anil   the   He  was  greatly   pleased  to  formally
fashionable attendance which filled
ill.- boxes.
There was a rece,rel attendance
secured fen- the opening night, leaving no room leer doubt bill thai the
opening day's success would be carried     een.     in     increased     numbers,
throughout the week
In lhe course eel' his opening ael-
.lress Hem \V. J. Bowser predicted
that if the people nf the province
kept up their enthusiasm it would
neit be long before they would be
competing wiih the great horse
show al I llvnipia in  London.
It    was    already    the    nexl    largesl
show in the we,riel. taking second
place only to that held at London.
The classes entered leer ihe verdicl
of the juelges during ihe week number 136, which fell below lasl year's
total or 171. which was 24 more
than tbee>e exhibited al the N'ational
Show held .'.t Xew York���which is
tile largest heirse -how in lhe United
Slates, heli! in ilu- tame year, Out
of the l.lfi classes 40 wen for horses
bred  for breeding purposes only.
Cash prizes ami trophies to be
given out .'liiieiinil to over Se^.tllH), inclusive e,f the championship trophy
cup, presented by   II.  K.   II.  the  Duke
of     Connaught,     Governor-General,
which,   this   year   will   be   awarded   in
the carriage beers,' class when the
competition is decided on Saturday
night. Last year the trophy wtii for
draught horses, anel was wun by
Harry of Connaught, the magnificent an<raal belonging tei the Mainland 'I ransfer Company.
It was announced by ',f.r E. K.
Ricketts tbat owing i" the a' fence of
Sir Richard Mci-.ndc. the attorney-
general had consented to formally,
and for the sec.ml time, open the
Horn; Show. Before Hon. .V. J
Dowser diel this, Mr. Ui koits mentioned he would like to ask ihc'r con-
tf-et.ralions for Mr. Treat on ti.e ..c-
eoniplisliinent of this feat of driving from Seattle in four days and
twelve hours. Mi Treat was sportsman in every sense of the word,
Hon. W. J. Bowser, said he re.
gr. iieei the premier wai not present.
Sir Richard's hiss, however, hael been
hii gain, Ii was lhe second lime he
had tin- pleasure of officiating in a
similar   capacity.   While-   there   mighl
Hot     be'     s'e       mall)'       < 1,1-1-        'ell        lhe'
prtse'iii occasion, h ��� was informed
thai the style and horsei themselves
far exceeded anything which hail pre-
vieeii-de,    bei ii   icen   together   in   ihe
I.i t ihe- people "i British Columbia., - ii'' ihe Aii"! in y General, keep
up  ibe'ir  enthusiasm, ami    ii    would
open what was now Vancouver's
Sixth Annual  Horse  Sinew.
Perhaps   of   all    the   many   feature
events which were adjudicated upeeii
mi Tuesday none, perhaps, attracted
niore attention than the competition
between the fourteen mounted men
eef ih,' Vanounci' Police Department.
l.a-i year Twilight, who also won in
1911.   captured   the   spoils,     but     this
gelding, now named Picrnit, was left
Unconsidered ill the' selected seven
horses,  ami  failed   t'i  get  any  notice,
which, perhaps,  tends to slienv  thai
the  class   i.s  greatly  improving.     The!
winner wa- Barney, ridden by P. C.'
It was noticeable that the attendance e.n Tuesday night was even
largely in excess of'those present on
ihe night before, well tilled galleries
being the rule. The 72nd Sea forth
Highlanders nl' Camilla, over a hundred streing, marched down In the'
arena, preceded by their regimental
band, and their appearance lent pleasing color to the large crowd gathered ni the galleries. In the afternoon
lhe ladies filled the boxes, and made
animated groups of entertaining parties, hardly a box being fully unoccupied, This condition was even more
accentuated in the evening, the society gathering being a most comprehensive one.
On both Monday and Tuesday most
of the tirst prizes went to Vancouver owners, bin the audience was nol
shew to recognize and appreciate the
award eif a "lirst" to Mr. barrcll, ��� >f
Portland, especially when it was secured through the agency eif a horse
named  "Union   Jack."
In  ihe  morning  the judgment  of
breeders' classes and Hackney mares
took place, all the six lirst prize winners being awarded championships,
which entitle them lo compete for the
grand championships tee be decided on
Saturday.   In al)  the events judged  ill
the morning there was nothing else
but championships awarded, lu the
afternoon   draught    classes',    saddle
horses, carriage harness and roadster
classes, city deliveries, ami hunteri
and junipers were judged, while al
nighl ihe programme consisted "i exhibitions by carriage', harness, draught
and livery classes, hunters ami jumpers and laddie horsei
In ihe afternoon judging did nol
finish until after <> ami at nighl ii
wa- alt, r 11 before the awards were
. impleted, but the attendance eliel noi
in . 'iv way wan.. , ���.eryone ��
wiih greai interest until ilu- fini h
Tin' large nuinbei ������! the entries "
counted for the late hour at which
lhe  sinew  closed  ie.i   tin   day.
Resignation of Mr.JJR. T. Morris
as Municipal Wiring Inspector
The Dismissal of Civic Employees Formerly Resident in the United
States Sought by certain Narrow-minded Ratepayers
Though the President o: the
United States "f America ha- seen
fil i.i appoint a Canadian <������ a place
in his cabinet, ami a Canadian t" the
position i'i' Governor fi Alaska;
tlieiugh the- Mayor ol Spokane ami Municipal
the chief magistrates of ,, score of born civic
big Ameiican cities are Canadian-
born; iheiiigh ilu- governors ni several American states are Canadians,
the narrowness ami irresponsibility
of certain South Vancouver people
would lead ilu- <oii>i<U- public to be- ami viewed with
lieve that in these parts any man
ever haling any associations with
Americans i~ regarded a- being in
about ihe same class as the Chinese.
Mr. K. T. Morris, a Canadian who
lived ie.r -nine lime iu Boston, Mass.,
I'. S. A., a- superintendent nf electric wiring in South Vancouver,
proved himself tie be a first-class
electrical expert and a civic official
whose wurk was always well done
md whose department was met at
iny time' the subject of any complaint.
Flag-wavers in ilu- "Ward Three
Ratepayers' Association," an organisation that has im status ai all. found
,ul that Mr. Me.iris had lived for a
ime in the United Siau���found it
mi   tiipiugh a   boneless   undesirable
Ine wanted tn secure lhe position
occupied so successfully In Mr.
This association immediately
wrote to th' South Vancouver Council asking for ihe ���- i- ��� iii_r superintendent's head. Thej atked that
British-born only be employed ai the
Hall���demai. 1< 'i British-
employci���not Canadian-
born, Inn British-born���British-born
ai all hazards, regard!��� ������! thi
liability   e.r   efficiency   of   i pplie antl
Reeve Keir urged that a committee investigate the Morrii incident
alarm '.lie idea nl'
paving any attention ," such wild
communica ions. Councillor Stuart
Campbell showed sufficient breadth
"i vision in declare in favor of keeping Mr. Morrii am! paying no attention  in e-rraiie- ratepayers.
Councillor Thomas ami Councillor
Dickinson were for firing Mr. Mor-
ril ami all ether men in the municipal service blemished by American
a--' iciatii en.
Mr. K. T. Mnrris, however, had
en.nigh     United     Empire     Loyalist
bl 1   in   hi-    wins    !������    regarel    the
whole situation a- a splendid joke.
He resigned hi- position in a dignified manner, anel after .May 15 he will
enter the service of a big construction company in Vancouver willing
in pay for efficiency. His salary,
"The Chinook", is delighted to say,
will be much greater than Seeiith Vancouver ceetihl ever expect t" pay him.
even nu  ihe  basis of efficiency.
Mr. R. T. Morris, who has resigned es Wiring  Inspector
Around the Municipal Hall
Proposed  Arrangements  and  Repairing   of   Rooms.
It has been decided te, drop for the
present the proposed extensions to
the Municipal Hall. At a meeting
I   lhe   Hoard   of   Works   last   Friday,
��� Wanl   Three   ratepayer-   can     now | of   the   municipality   will    lake   this
In ihe recent voting "ii the School congratulate   themselves    upon    the year.     A   meeting   fi   the   Industrial
Bvlaw   I   ntieed  that a  considerable work   they   have  accomplished,    Mr. Committee met in Mr. W. J. Prowse's
amount of advertising was done, both Morris, the wiring inspector, ha- -em office ami hael a long session of work.
in the columns of your valued paperl'n his resignation.    Will there be an W'e believe the Board at a very early
ahd also through the medium of hand application   i..r   the   vacant   situation elate will take up the ,11;i";1'
bills  or  dodgers  given  "in    in    the tr.,in any eei those who were instru. mg large sign boards on a!
streets,    These  advertisements   gave menial  in  getting
i hav
lodgers  given  out    in    the  Irom any eel  those  ��liee were instru-  ing large sign uoardi on
Tluse  advertisements   gave  mental  in  getting  up   the  agitation? cipal mail- at the boundaries oi th��
rea-.iiis   why   the   ratepayer-   shniihl   In advertising ilu- situation one    can municipality.    These sign boards will
vote   l"r   Ihe  school  bylaw,  ami  gave   quite   understand   the  condition   being   give  lhe traveller all  idea  e.
the   impression   that  because  the (laid down that only  British subjectsijwhen   he
within   the   area   nf
Mr.    J.     11.      Springford,     municipal   Trustees placed  the   bylaw   before the  are   eligible
clerk, stated that there was not sufficient money available for lhe pro-
pnseil extensions which were estimated tee cost $75(10.
It is proposed, however. In make
senile changes and rearrangements "I
e'fiie'i-, iii,ue or less of a temporary
The conclusion of Commissioner
Crchan's audit permits eel a couple of
offices being utilized for lhe health
department, and Dr. Murphy, medical health officer, and Mr. James
Pengelly, health inspector, will accordingly occupy them instead of
iheir pre'inn-  cramped quarters.
Reeve  Kerr  will iis,   the r n vacated  by  the  health  department, anel
|will  iliu-   In   more  convenient;'  sit-
,uated   ber   communication   with   the
clerk'- office,
Variou   changes are- to be maele in
the clerk's  office,  the c 'Hector's
lie,' anil  the  water  department's
the    vacancy.      But  Seiuth Vancouver.
man wins a position through
aheiie.  ami   no   conditions   are      Sanely  MacPherson is a  cynic.    In
ttached  tei  the  situation   lu-  has  so hi-  homely   lecture  lasi  week  rarely
philosophy been propoun-
a working man. Sanely -eeins
-��� studied the worker from all
ol' view, and he ha-  an  insight
,.   epic, we' slinuld vole f"r the same I whei
in   any   event.     This   : elvertising   was merit
something that is imt authorized by
lhe   acts   under   which     lhe     school won, ihe-n the man should be' allowed   had   such
board of the Municipal Council wmk-. i" maintain that which he ha- -.. ably ded by a
and   is  altogether  different   from   the won.
ordinary   advertising  done    by    the
municipal clerk. Everything i- now under w
There  s��ems i" have been a greal municipality.    The   weatli
deal of interest taken in this particu
lar bylaw, iu fact, more interesi than
ha- ever been taken in any other
year. There were meere meetings
in lei and more advertising done than
w, - e\er e|e,ne Iui,en-, ami i: certain
Ij   I.'iik-   In  nie  a-   ii  il   was  done   for
some  either  purpose  than  m ielj   i i
have  lhe'  bylaw  pa
I   wolild like'  to ask,  who paid  for
ideal,  few  ha\
erk is plentiful, workmen are busy
1 tj ing  "in  their gardens and gettin
them   rn  order   to  make   them  yield
their iruii- in abundai
t.i ha
into ilni:  weaknesses and I'irtuesthat
For sound common
Sandy,   there   are   few   n i   bei i   you,
even   though   you   use  an   outlandish
["here i- one thing >bs rvai
pn - "t. and thai is thc re arc n
many   now   ivho  suffer   from  chicken
now  and again bj   th
This �� ; e k  i  v a- iii. ri cipii
nice -l- lie   tn >ul i aught >n
bell   Kn ei.  \ ancouver ! -'
iln  printing ol the adi ertis mi nl and  11   mj  on n speci
dodgei -  thai   I   i efer  to?     If it was |a |      enl     II
Vancouver Baseball Players
Begin Season Promising Success
Beavers  Show  Fine  Form  Against  Taeoma  and   Portland  al
New Baseball Park
li. Repairs and improt emi in- will
in madi al an estimated cosl of
���'   an
'   '
In   Board  of School  Trustees,  what pleted   his , equal  the I
F-1authority   did   they   have   for   paying resull ol twi   chicken-  whici
i    foi  tl       ni    and Ti.i-. ing this pi inting he i  I
last  we
Under circumstances which met
with the absolute approval of the
mass nf fans, the Northwestern League- season was "pencil in Vancouver on Thursday "i last week. Van-
couver won, a handsqmi new baseball
p.nk was opened, the team which
Hob Ilrown has gathered together
bas all the earmarks ol a championship organization���in fact there was
not one iota of an extended afternoon's proceeding which hael the
slightest   trace  of  disappointment.
It is unnecessary tu debate upon
the proceedings leading up t'i the
game. Suffice' il l.e say that in the
capable hands of Bob Brown, the preliminary features were in>t neglected.
'I he' -iieei parade was one oi ihe
. in local baseball history, and
the opening ceremonies at the new
Athletic Park quite in keeping with
the occasion. Whether or nol Vcting-
Mayor Crowe in tin absence ol Mayor
r qualified as a regular on Hi b
it's string fi pitchers is perhaps
a Irilling mailer in lhe light of sab-
m e iu ent events, though his debut was
eagerly  looked  forward  to.
Vancouver   had   little   difficulty   in
disposing oi "Iron Man" McGinnity's
s.     Ry     winning     the     opening
match   in    Vancouver   they   made   it
three in a r.nv and started up pretty
high in the local rating.    It  might be
--liel.   h. iw ever,   that   Mcl'.innily   is   to
���stent under the disadvantage
"l"  nejt   having   fully  appreciated   the'
strength .if the Northwestern League'
his   Tigers   may   yet   develop   a
' ingerous sting belnre  tlu   season  is
Portland   is   the  attraction   at     the
ball  yard   this  week, and al   the  time
of this writing the Beavers had cleaned up on Nick Williams' crew.    Realizing what  Portland did  to  Spokane
last week  the turn in baseball affairs
t'P  to  the  present  must  of necessity
be very satisfying lei both Bub limwn
ami the fans who rapport him ami
clean,  fast  baseball.
Vancouver looks    strong   in    the
pitching elcparttuciit this year. Both
the Taeoma ami Portland clubs have
found the sledding difficult against
the Heaver twirlers, while the Beavers
em lhe' either hand have developed a
hard-hilling streak. With a Strong
pitching department Bob Brown's
learn loeeks quite
a   year  ago,   and
Mr   W.   H.   Brett   Puts   Questicn   to
thc Members of the School Board
To the Editor "f the "Chinook" :
Sir.���As an interested reader of
your valued journal and alsei as a rale-
payer iii ihe Municipality of Seeiiih
Vancouver, I would like the privilege of asking a question eir two,,,
through the medium ol your columns,
done?    li il   wai   lumc  private  indi
���  iinliv idttals why was thii ex
pi i -'��� undi i tal et      M cei tainly l< oks
as if there ��a- - um   ulterior motive
behind ihi- e-\|>. nn
li  i- up to nu' rati paj��� ��� ���   to en
quii i   into  this  mattei   and   - ,   thai
In   i -1>��� n-e i- nol e hai ged up to an)
fpndi  "i   the  municipality     I   would
in ti
(111    -mxe
���     - ni    nver <d
lur.        Willie  -    arC     le'l..
ami  though wi
eat I   um in rn i ' ��� :   *'<
in^ in the i!iug I
:���   devi lopments, under the*     ireum        Mi    Wot,
' . ��� :       rBel
like   'ii se.   s .me public-spirited rate    stances. I
payer take this man i up and endeavor to see that 'he' public i- nol
charged up with this expens i, and
al- i - v thai the matter of who went
in ihe expense of gelling this prim-      Sometime
ing and advertising done is made pub- [whe.
a   .mi-    n .ilu I   ln\ 1 sl II       i ���    |,| e|,ai II
ie-w   placi -   he 'hi  the  prom  , ���   , dil x   ,.
i-     "i   so   ri muneratii i    i. ini u ���     ,i-  ing   i
Se'lllh  Van. i uver
abilities   from   lime   t'i
will  break up many a
iheir batting
time the club
matinee.   ���
Vancouver  goes  pn  the road  next ' Collingw
week and on the week following Spokane, will  be  here.     Ry  that  time  we j     Editor's    Xnt.
a  bit  Stronger  than   will probably have a little better idea j tees  are   paying
if   Ihey   can   uncierk   of lhe Strength of the  various teams. | ally.
the Interests
Thanking   you   ii
privilege of trespassing on your
ued space. 1 beg to remain.
Yours truly,
\\ M.   11.   BRET1
d  East,  April 21,  1913.
n  appei
i  el
e'tli 'II
f the ratepayers. | ,]u. nlunicipality is being developed -
advance  feer  the head of the others.    Vet, if we would
only think feer a moment, what is    a
gain   lo any   particular   pari   is  a  gain
(to tlie whole.
���The   School    Tri's-
tlie printing person-
The Hoard of Trade is very active
at present. Ex-councillor Elliot, who
is chairman of the Advertising Ce.m-
mittee,   is   striking   nut   into   e>rigiii:il
lines in ihe form that the advertising
Seme of the class of thoroughbreds seen  at the Vancouver Horse  Show
in �� ::��� ii  ol ihe' mtini-
IIT tl     \ allCl, UI el.     -lle.w -
'- opened ; ami tie
, ii mn- 1. i- �� iib houses buili "i
them.     This   map   will   provi   an   in-
, ,tl,liable   be.eilll   te>   e'\ I r\    I ne   inl
c-tc.i iu ilu- municipalit) Thi- is
one of ilu- -mall points where officials'
w.erk can never be iiielgeel by ihe outside public or ratepayers, officials
an constantly preparing many things
which ilu ordinary individual never
crasp. Ii i- nol w'i- - ila:; a man
��� '.m. .������: 'ne amount "i manual labor he ei.".- lhat he should be judged
ley. rather by what i;--,! he does the
community as a w hole.
*       *       St
The       Parliament       at       Colling-
i' el continues  t" be- a  centre  oi in-
i resl to thi members. Premier Morris iiuisi feel a glow of pride a- hi -
.he success nf the lir-i parliament.
Tie enthusiasm of the members continues anil it ires no
stretch eef imaginatii n ti sei tint
many of tlie presem members of this
parliament will yet pla) a prominent
part,  not   only  in  the  affairs
municipality, but in the wider sphere
of Provincial am': Dominion politics.
Il is really a tre.ii to hear ma:
lhe younger men expound iheir views
on the current events "f ihe moment
The composition nf t:-. various parlies is such as one would expect The
Opposition lakes lhe heavy ton* with
a sense of the gravity of lhe naval
question resting upon their shoulders;
their speeches are delivered without
an illuminating smile. Slowly their
arguments are propounded as they
lay down the duty and" obligations
that rest upon the country. From
the cross benches comes the light and
irrespeinsible talk which denotes that
the cares and troubles of office do
imt worry them: the ring of jubilia-
tion that runs through their words
proclaim in no uncertain voice that
they -look upon themselves as possessors   of  the  key  of  the   situation.
(Continued on Page 2) TVVi t
e 3
The   bylaw-   lee   be   voted   upon   in
Burnaby on Saturda) will mei iu-
rlude, a- wa- expected, a hospital
bylaw. N'ee petition of the rate-payers regarding inch ��� measure having been received, the cuiincil ele-
ciiled   le.  withdraw   it.  This   will   leave
to receive the sanction of the ratepayers, the matters eef thc tramway
franchise, and the proposed expenditure for ruaels. sidewalks, and tlie
purchase of additional school sites.
These are weighty matter*, and all
thing- point lee the fact that the Burnaby residents are fully awake- to the
importance of their votes in these
���   A   A
The important question of sewerage was taken up at this week's council meeting, and discussion ensued. It
was finally thought best to refer the
mailer to the sewerage committee, it
being felt that something definite
���would have tee be done with regard
to other sewerage schemes before ac-
tioii could be taken.
The B.C.E.R. cannot see t
at present t" reducing fares
Eburne line. Inn
eir  way
mi    the
laleel ill a letter re
purted upon by Councillor Stride
that they were considering a half-
hourly service being pul int" operation.
Best For
Our  40  per   cent.   Emulsion
Cod Liver Oil
Guaranteed   second   to   none
85c and 40c
Our Specialty���The Dispensing of
Collingwood East
Feed Store
No Order too Large; None too
Warehouse  and Office:
Phone: Coll. 40 P.O. Box 4
J. B. Todrick        T. A. Prentice
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Central  Park, B.C.
Phone Collingwood 13 R
Representatives for the Caledonian Insurance Company,
oldest Scottish insurance office,
founded 1805, and also the
Rochester German Insurance
Company, of New York. All
business trusted to us receives
prompt attention. Don't wait
till fire comes and then wish
you ! ad seen us.   See us now.
A committee, consisting of Councillors   MacPherson,    Pau-Vcl    and]
Coldicutt, with  the engineer, ha- been
appointed  te' interview   the  B.C.E.R
Co., with the objeel "I  securing meere
sielmgs   em    the    interurban    lines   iu j
��� ��� *
In lhe McKay Hall e,n Friday evening the closing meting of the Burns'
Cblb feir Ihis sessi,,n was held. A
lecture was given by J. G. Whiten.
B..V, on the life and work of Hums.
and a particularly enjoyable time was
* * *
Hurnaby at the present time has
quite an extensive payroll. Tbe municipality is now paying wages to six
hundred men. quite exclusive of the
eeffiee staff, all men employed in various oulside capacities. Although
this sounds quite an imposing number, yet considering the extent of the
operation! now in progress in the
municipality, it is by no means excessive.
Il has been decided that road work
might be done more rapidly by using
steel cars and rails in place of teams
in many parts now under band, as
well as more cheaply, and this method is expected lee be tried in certain
places very  shortly.
Central Park Jottings
At the match played on the Central Park ground on Saturday last
lhe Point Grey municipal officials
again scored a victory against lhe
Hurnaby soccer team, the second they
have won. 'The teams afterwards enjoyed a social time at Edmonds,
where they held a banquet and smoking concert in  the public hall.
Following up their successful effort uf lasl week, the Central Park ' Th
Pastimes Club will on Friday hold
another evening's entertainment, This
will be in the form of a dance, lo
take place in the Hingay Hall, and
a  large attendance is expected.     Any
residents desiring information as t.i
the nature and membership uf the
dub  can   have   it   by applying  to   Mr.
Tom  Prentice, secretary.
Two  Arrests in  Court  Follow  Hearing  of  Case
Startling admission! were made by
Hugh  N'ass, une uf the witnesses in
lhe   proceeding!  nu   Tuesday  al   New
Westminster, against   Howard  Wal.
le-is.  wh<< is charged  with selling fire
iu the second-hand store of Jnhn C
Smith, As a resull. N'ass and Ruben Otto Smith will have tei take their
placet in the duck by lhe side uf
Wallers,   alio   charged   with   arsuti.
Al lhe previous hearing the evidence nf N'ass was lu the effc t that
he knew Walters as a rancher of
Washington, and left him "partlyzed
drunk" on the evening before the
store was set on fire.
During thc severe cross-examination on Tuesday by Mr. Hamilton
Reid, of Vancouver, who is appearing for Walters, Xaas stated that he
knew there was an agreement between Walters and Robert Smith,
tbe owner of the building, to set fire
to the store, Walters to receive $500
for the job, and that he himself was
"in on it." Hc also accompanied
Walters to Vancouver tu buy the
gasoline, and back to the city again
and to the store, and that when
somebody grabbed Walters he ran
home. He hid under the bed the
next morning when he heard tome-
one inquiring for him.
Walters, as it appears, was badly
binned and was in the hospital for
some time, and judging from the
evidence given it would appear to
be that he was the victim of a conspiracy to make him drunk and induce him to set fire to the building,
leaving him to escape as best he
Robert Smith, who told the court
be was a half-brother of Mr. John
Smith, who rented the store and had
laid the information, was also severely cross-examined. At the previous bearing he stated the building
was insured for less than $3,000, although it was worth $5,000, but thai
a Seattle attorney now held his policies and had pressed him for money.
Me had lent money to the accused
Wallers the Saturday before the fire,
proceedings  were  adjourned.
to   the    PeniterUiary
Two   Years.
Ysaye Plays Upon the Heart-strings
of His Auditors
The Hingay Hall was lasl  week the
scene   of   a   very     enjoyable     Whist
j Drive and  Dance,  given  by   Mr.  and
! Mrs. J.  II.   Bowman.     Sume    forty
guests  partook   uf  their   hospitality,
'and  a  pretty  color  scheme  of  green
and   yellow   decorations   with   daffodils  as   the   floral   tributes,   made  an
agreeable   background   fur  animated
faces and  pretty dresses.    The  whist
prizes   were   won   by   Miss   Todrick,
Mr.   Macfarland.   Mr   Broadbent  and
Mr. II. Todrick.    '
*      A      A
The Cuming of age of Miss Minnie
llalpin was celebrated on .Monday,
when Mr. and Mrs. llalpin entertained guests at their residence on Boundary road. After an enjoyable time at
whist, dancing was indulged in until
the "wee sma' 'nors."
The Epworth League Pastimes
Club of the Methodist Church announce an entertainment of a novel
character in the Carlton Hall on
Thursday night. A specially organized troupe of Kentucky minstrels
are lo prove lhe truth ol" the old saying, "laugh and grow fat." or at any
rale they claim lie provoke lhe laughter. A thoroughly geeod programme
"f a miscellaneous character has been
prepared, and doubtlell a substantial
addition to the Tennis Club funds
will  result  from  lhe effort
Dog    License    Necessary.
Thai it sheiiibl be made compulsory
for every person who keeps a dog lo
take out a license, was lhe opinion uf
the police committee   meeting   held
It li proposed to amend the bylaw
si' that proceeding! can be taken in
the pulice ceiurt against all persons
lading to take out the necessary license in  South  Vancouver.
Thc return of Ysaye to Canada for
a brief visit after nn absence of eight
years, is an occasion uf great rejoicing among all lovers of music, for
Ysaye lias most wonderful gifts of
genius, and his power to arouse the
profouudest emotions nf which lhe
human heart is capable, is remarkable. This is due tn the mingling of
lire and grace, exquisite nuance, and
splendor uf individuality and temperament in the interpretation of great
Although he is now just entering
upon his prime, be has already had
a career of extraordinary brilliance,
winning many of the most noteworthy
decorations that European monarebs
can offer, among these being the celebrated  Legion  of  Honor of France.
Ysaye is leonine in his type of
genius, strikingly original, giving new
interpretations that have won the astonishment ami admiration of critics.
The tone that he draws from his violin i.s imbued with the most thrilling
beauty, playing upon the heartstrings
as the wind plays upon an Aeolian
The announcement that Ysaye is
coming to Vancouver for one recital
on April 29 al the Imperial Theatre
will be greeted with great enthusiasm.
The sale of seats is now on.
Clifford Sargent, one 'if lhe pris.
eniers who escaped frum the Kail
way slreel station jail on Sunday
morning with the man Brewer, and
who was caught later ill lhe day, was
given two years in the penitentiary
on  Tuesday.
Sargent pleaded guilly to a charge
uf escaping frum lawful custody. He
was alsu given two years on a charge
of housebreaking. This sentence
will run concurrently with the other.
It was on the housebreaking charge
that Sargent was being held in the
jail when he escaped. His companion in the housebreaking and lead-
pipe theft case, Frank Thomas, was
this morning given three years in
the Industrial School. Both Thomas
and Sargent are well under 20 years
of age, it is said.
Brewer, the Kamloops man, who
also made his escape from the jail on
Sunday, has not been caught up to
A man named John Forbes, who
was recently arrested together with
a man named Ost, in connection with
the passing of bogus bills, pleaded
guilty today to obtaining money under false pretences and was given
two years in the penitentiary. Ost
still maintains an appearance of insanity, although two doctors, who examined him yesterday afternoon,
claim  thai  he  is  mentally  sound.
The   Need  of a   Parcel    Post
It might be supposed that in a new
country like Canada, with the whole
world to watch and with the experiences of all other countries to guide
us, we could strike out in new lines
and show aged nations a few new
ideas. Perhaps in some things we
have done this. Hut not as regards
parcels post.
"Canada is now," says Industrial
Canada, "the only civilized country
in the world without a parcels post."
In a general wav that is true. Even
in the United States, where trusts
and monopolies are so strong, the
people have at last been considered,
and a parcels post service provided
for. Some people think we have al
ready a parcels post ill Canada, bi
cause certain parcels can be sent by
post. That which, we have is very
far from being the real thing. \
can mail a parcel under five pounds
in weight at a rate of sixteen cents
per pound. Jusl where this places
us in comparison with people iu some
other countries is shown in a table
prepared by the editor of Industrial
Canada. The figures deal wilh a
parcel   weighing   eleven   pounds:
London.    England
to    Toronto.
 $   73
Paris,   France,  to
Toronto,    Out
Berlin,    Germany,
to    Toronto,
Hamilton, Ont, in
Toronto, ()m
Mandamus Applied for
Commission Crehan has been formally notified by Mr. J. K. Kennedy
that he has been instructed by Magistrate McArthur to apply to the
judge   of   lhe   Supreme   Coiirl    for   a
mandamus to compel him to hold a
public enquiry into the circumstances
of Mr. McArlhur's dismissal as a
magistrate by Smith Vancouver
Dust to be Laid
It  was decided at a meeting of the
board uf weirks last  Priday to take
sume   measures   fur   abating   lhe   dust
nuisance  in  South  Vancouver.     As
one step towards that object, the
sprinkling of a solution of calcium
chloride on Main Streel. Fraser
Avenue and Commercial Street is to
be given a trial.
These are prohibitive differences
in rates. Not euily so, but as the
editor of the Industrial Canada points
oul, it weiuld be necessary,- in sending eleven pounds from Hamilton to
Toronto, to break lhe package into
three parcels, each less than five
pounds, nr it would be refused transmission by mail.
In almost any other country but
Canada, il is possible lo send a ten-
nouiid parcel my mail a distance of
thirty or forty miles fur six cents.
Here it costs you about as much as
the parcel is worth.
And who does nol know the reason!   As everybody knows, the rea-
sun nf it is the excessive influence ex-
eited   by   lhe   railways    ai     Ottawa,
with une governmenl  after another,
Liberal .ir C niservalive. The business nf the cypress companies is a
bye-producl e.f railroading, which the
railway people do mu wajll 0' lose.
They have s'.cccdcd su far in blocking progress in Ihis mailer, and it
is a question hoW much lunger they
can block it.
Summer Band Concerts
The South Vancouver band
resume its weekly practices in
Carleton Hall on Monday. High
class concerts will be given by lh
band during the summer.
Court of Revision
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given
that the Court of Revision for the
above Municipality will be held at
the Municipal Hall, South Vancouver, on May 22nd, 1913, at 10 a.m.,
when all complaints against the Assessment will be heard.
Any person having any complaint
against his or her Assessment must
give a written notice thereof to the
Assessor, stating his or her grounds
of Complaint at least 10 clear days
previous to the date of the -sitting
of the Court of Revision.
Any person owning property in
South Vancouver who has not received an Assessment notice for 1913 can
have one by applying to the Assessor's office, Room 13, Municipal Hall,
corner Fraser and 43rd Avenue (Wilson Road).
Dated this 17th day, of April,  1913.
P. O. Address : Box 1224, South
Hill P. O., B. C. 19-26*-3~10
T. Diaper
D. Plant
D. Stady
R. Woorkock
M. Hilling
G. Payne    �� L. Caihel
N. Rawden        G. Bluett        J. Draper
E. Wilkin, n
C. Chalfy H. Jonn C. Caahell
L. Bailey A. Payne L. Scott
T. Rawden D. Wation
G. Goidon G. Appleby
The above are some of the performers in a fairy operetta, entitled ''Poppies," which was given recently at the
Agricultural  Hall,  Central Park.   The illustration is from a flash-light photo by Mr, Mathews, of East
Jersey Suits
A   delivery   eef   summer   weight   jersey   suits   has   just   been   placed   in
stock.    They  come  iu  saxe,  tan,  navy,  and   while, and  have  caps  in
match, all sizes from  18 to 26.    Price
Light weight cashmere sweaters in sizes from let tu 30, with and
without buttoned shoulder in a large range uf colorings, Prices
frum    85c   up
Ladies Middy Sweaters
We are showing a \ery neat sweater with saih,r collar and laced
front, in a nice shade of grey with red trimming, sizes 34 to 38.
Price     :    $3.50
Sole Agents for Twentieth Century Brand Clothing
309-315 Hastings St. W. Phone 702 Sey.
Phone 1038 : Edmonds, B. C.
I have the exclusive sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to staticn.   $1,000 each; on good terms.    See nie about them.
PHONE  1024
Highland   Park   Acreage
We have a number of SMALL ACREAGE PARCELS on and
near the new cut-off line of the B. C. Electric Railway.
1 aire, just off Railway, $2100; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
Wi acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
E.  W.  MacLEAN   LTD.
Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
Prof.    Hetherington    of    Columbian
College Speaks on Honolulu
The  funds  for  educational  work  in
connection  with   Columbian   College
are likely to be augmented to seeme
extent as  the result  of an  interesting
lecture by Prof. A. K.  Hetherington
of that institution, given at the North
Arm   School,   River   Avenue,     Soulh
Vancouver, on Monday.
A   more   interesting   subject     than
"A Trip io Honolulu,1' illustrated as
il was by a series of magnificent limelight views, could scarcely have been
chosen. In addition tee providing a
pleasant evening feir lhe many who
availed themselves of the opportunity thus offered, the lecture was significant for its worth from an educational standpoint, and not a little for
the spirit of adventure which was of
necessity introduced.
Having outlined the physical position of the Hawaiin Islands, aptly
described as the key to the Pacific in
equally as forcible a truth as Gibraltar has shown itself to be thc key
to the Mediterranean, the lecturer
told his audience that America bad
realized this fact by fortifying tbe
central portion of the group.
Prof. Hetherington ably demonstrated the volcanic origin of the islands, each being a peak of some submarine range.
The government of thc group, is
according to the professor, conducted chiefly in the interests of the capitalists of the U. S. Government, who
took over the cares of management
after the islands had been constituted
a Republic for two years, previous
lo which they were on an independent
and comparatively obscure corner of
the world, and rarely heard of. These
capitalists are the descendants of
missionaries, who received the land
as gifts from the natives.
On its natural beauty, tbe Professor
waxed eloquent An auto drive
through two of the islands, he said,
brought before him in striking reality
the wondrous natural beauty of this
"Paradise of the Pacific." The superb
foliage of the trees, the gorgeous
tints assumed by thc fruits and flow-,
ers, the brilliant hues of the fish, the
seething, boiling mass of lava streaming in hot haste over the volcanic
crater, all tended to make the visit
"worth while."
Turning to the practical and business side of the question, the Professor having enumerated the products and industries, went on to acclaim the feats for'which the native
Hawaiin is renowned the world over,
such as their aquatic feats in diving
for coins, and their remarkably agitity
in riding majestically over the crests
of the waves on surf boards.    It was
not   surprising   to   find   that   such
naturally    intelligent    race   as    th
Hawaiin ahoriginees should willingl
accept Christianity, and should h:\\
beautified their habitations by th
construction of s une really tin
churches, The parks and publi
buildings, loo. compared Eavorabl
with those in any other parts of il
In lilting lerms Mr. II. II. A. Vog'
proposed, and the audience cnthii-
iastically passed, a vote of thanks :
tlii-  lecturer.
(Continued freeiu  Page I)
I'roin the government benches eniai
ale     lhe     fervid     and     iuipassium
speeches.    They  reallifed  ihe swoi
of   Democles   was   about   to   descem
upon   thein.    Strongly     lhe     Premn
and  Minister of Agriculture, with h
young  henchman,   tried  to  ward  ol
tlie   blow.     Vainly   iu   their  most   alluring  woicis they  tried  to convert   i
few   of   the  Opposition   or  win   ovi
the  cross  benches,  but  it  was all   I
no   purpose.     Taking   advantage     i
the unavoidable absence of a few  i
the   government   supporters,   a   com
bination of thc cross benches and tin
Opposition   was   made.     So   Premie
Morris  had to bow  bis  head before
the   unholy  alliance,   and  like a  gal
lant  soldier  retreated  before  an  out
numbering     force.       With     renew.
strength and greatly augmented nnm
bers,   Premier  Morris   will  no  douh
return wilh such a force, that he wil
be able, in spite of all opposition, I
carry   through   tbat  legislation  whid
be   has  set   his  heart  upon,  and   wi
be   able   also,   to   lay   the   foundation
of   that   great   Canadian   navy   win,
will  eme day be the pride of all trie
Conductor   Killed      in    Royal   City
At  New  Westminster  em  Tuesd.v
a verdict of accidental death  was  r
turned   by   the   jury   which    inquire'
on     Tuesday     into     the     death
George   Malcolm,   conductor,   H.   <���
E. R., who was killed the same morn
ing while trying to catch the intern'
ball   train  as il   approached  the  interurban     and     Twelfth     Street     line-
where   the  track  curves  just  beyond
the depot.
Malcolm had shortly before thc ������������
cident ascertained ih.it there was ti"
car for him. He attempted to nouni
the rear platform of the front a
missed, and falling, was struck lo
the front step of the following
coach,  his  back  being  broken.
The deceased had been in tlu
Royal city about nine months, coming from Custer, Wash., where he
leaves a mother and brother. SATURDAY, APRIL, 26, 1913
Table Sl- ..wing the Wonderful  Growth of the
C-H-I-C in less than Twenty Months
All   Loam   Midi   Bear LsZ     / ��� .
0/0 ^T^n?*
I''ir��t Loan nude April JJnd, 1911	
I.oaii.   iriailc   during   month   ol   December, $50000
.            "j"V",  M.000.00
Loam made during  monlli  ol  lune,   1912 $'700000
Loan.^madt   during   month    of    Augu.t. $22 000 00
Loans nude during  month  ol  November,
_ ,19-v'���-,  $34,300.00
End   nl   November,   UU,   Loan,   pending mZsm n~n sil
(betng   put   through)  $65,000.00
Loans   made  and   other   Loam   in   proceis
l^ue'ii/liioiiK  the   month   ol  Novem- $QQ  Qftrt AA
December   15th,   1912.     Loan, "madeVand JlmsJ' ms^J' m,m.
-" -�� '- $225,000.00
See Our Representative
Canadian Home Investment Co.
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Bc'offir,..   Fv��r.'   .PASIFIC ���BLK"     VANCOUVER.     B.C.
B.C.   Offices:     Victor,,    Prince   Rupert.   Kamloops,   Nel.on
and  New Westminster
*  part of ii;. | ���,,���,���   ;,|.,,  clgjml   tli.-  right  to  ruse
'���'��� to ��� erj  greatly with the  questions relating to individual work-
general plans i iid de ��� n
Edited by J. \V. Wilkinion,
be  addressed,   Room  210,
to wh
in all communications should
Temple, Vancouver, li. C.
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
iim- of the most important matters
brought before tbe lasl meeting of
the Trades and Labor Council, wa
a request received from the Central ent
Labor Council of Portland, Oregon,
that the Vancouver Trades Council
ihould send a delegate to a conference to be held in that city commencing June 5, at which the influence
i which the opening of the Panama
Canal will have upon organized labor
is to be considered. The communication said ill part : "Numerous efforts on the part of the employers'
assocatlona to lower Pacific Coast
labor conditions have failed so far.
The tide of Chinese, Japanese and
Hindoo labor has been turned back.
The long haul by steamer and rail
from Europe has left the European
immigrants   in   very  large   numbers
east of the Rocky mountains. Xow
these employers' associations of the
West, backed of course by the steamship companies for selfish reasons,
are expecting that their dreams of
fuller exploitation ol labor can be
materialized." It then proceeds to
advise that a conference be held consisting of representatives from the
trades Councils of Washington, California, Oregon, .Montana. Wyoming,
Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Col-
orada, and British Columbia. The
Vancouver Council after much spirited discussion decided to send a dele-'
gale, and Mr. \V. R. Trotter was
chosen for the work,    In making that
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.
The dispute   between  tbe  Nat al Troub             ig it   arisen    in    the
1 nion ol  Bool            hoi   < Iperai Lo*-
��nd  'hi   Co-operative Wholeaali   >���.-  casbin thi     unioni I   que*
ciety m  Greal   Britain  ia  no nearer tion, and judging from tbe determin-
lettiement, and   ilthough  only    .VUKi ,,l   attitude                   employers    and
workeri  are oul   there is danger  of is>.rkni> m.  then   teems little hope of
the strike spreading    The Operatives' a   disastrous   lockout   beting   averted.
matter was dropped for the prei- Union .ia. given ���,������,. ,,, ������. X:illliI1. ,, :, ���,.���,, ,���, ,���.,,.,��� ���f theBemp|ojreff
al Federation tbat ih.\  demand im- thai ih<- non-unionist question ihould
M was reported to the council that proved  conditions  at  the    following be definitely settled, as    there    will
e working conditions prevailing on J cities:    Leceiater,  .Norwich,    North- never be peace until this is done.
��� exhibition at Hastings Park were | Hampton,   Bristol,   Stafford,     Leeds, ���   ��   ��
ns paying
gainst.   In
��� II   .lie)
\ ie w
2 members  ve,t-
.f these returns
departments; females to be paid 12 shillings
per   week  at   15   years,   rising  to  2?
f   age.       The
shillings   at  21
not   satisfactory,   also   that   workmen   Glasgow, and Other centre'
had   been   charged  an   extra'  fare  on
the street cars for their tuol kits or
boxes.    Two  committees    were    ap-
pointed  to inquire  into these  things
and report to thc next meeting.
The unions are to bc asked to con-!
tribute fundi for the purpose of stock- of female  lab
ing the  library, which  the council  is
te, establish in the Labor Temple.
The tailors reported that in their
efforts to organize the women workers in their trade they bad met with
considerable opposition from the I.
W. W.
The cooks, waiters, and waitresses
are te, hold a joint dance and social
in the Dominion Hall on April 29.
A proposal was made to appoint a
committee to devise ways and means
to form a Labor Party. This is by
no means a new proposal in thc council, but it was decided that it was not
for tlie council to take such a step,
jbiit that if there was a desire for such
a body those favoring it should put
| their ideas into practice outside the
council. It was pointed out that the
members of the unions are of every
shade of political opinion and that
they do not join  the unions because
The de
mauds are : The abolition of the
fiftv-two and a half week, and the
substitution of the forty-two hours'
week;   teetal   abolition   of    overtime;
minimum   wage  of  35   shillings     per   plications  for membership  have been
week   for  adult   operatives;  abolition I received.    The National  Union start-
The new  Railway  Workers'  Union
in   Great   Britain   is     increasing     ils
membership   rapidly.    As   the   result
; of   demonstrations   recently   held   in
various cities, a large number of ap-
led  with   a   membership  e,f   180.M  and
ii   1-  expected  lhat by  early  summer
I the membership will pass the 200,000
' mark.
Miners' Minimum Wage Bill still before the House
of the s
was the smallest attendance
ssieen when the Central Par-
:onvened on Friday night.
Spring is here and the garden demands a share e,f the legislators' time
these evenings, Tlie ladies gallery
was also empty for the second time
this session.
The speaker took the chair at 8 p.m..
carried by six to five, one or two not
The house then went int., Commlt-
i tee of the Whole to resume cejnsid-
eration ��<t the- Miners' Minimum Wage
Bill. The first amendment by Mr.
Rankin (Vancouver) raising the
amount freim $3 In S.i created a warm
i debate, and  the Prime  Minister  I Mr.
General  Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. G. Smith. C. P. * T. A.
Phone :   Sey. 7100
W. E. Duperow, G. A. P. D
527  Granville Street
Choice the  Council   will   be   represent- j,������ particular political views which :',1"1 Question; were the first order on Bachelor),   on   behalf  of   the   gOver
ed by the most experienced man they th      luil(K ,������ s,lk.,v. f     ,h t the paper.   Mr. Hill asked the speaker ment, stated they could not see their
could have selected for the duty. Mr. ,,���,,��� llf ,|u.ir n.a(U, mterests   Further "l,at   the   dut,e��   "f   ,h<'   "Hansard" way  clear  to  support  it.    The  vote
trotter has made an especial  study tha,   the  councj]  bejng built A were  in  connection  with  the  house, wai  taken  and  the amendment was
of  immigration   questions   for   many |llm,���ls  S(,   f(jrnu.(,   ;mK ' The speaker laid  Hansard was sup- defeated,
years,   and   was   for   two     years
909   Dominion   Trust   Building,   Vancouver,   B. C.
Telephones :    Office 8497.    Works 6203.      Works  9328.    Works  9179
Great Britain as the special agent eif
the Trades and Labor Congress of
Canada for the purpose of giving to
all working men who anticipated
coming to Canada, a correct account
of the conditions ihey   woulil   find
here', which as many know, do not
always quite tally with the description given in the advertising matter
of the railway and steamship companies. The Council endorsed W. E.
Walker for the position of organizer
for the cooks, waiters, and waitresses
feir this northwest territory.
The Minister of Labor wrote saying that Mr. J. I). McXiven. the Fair
Wages officer for British Columbia.
had jusl returned frmn a trip of Inspection of the line of construction
of the Grand Trunk Pacific west of
Tele Jaime Cache, and that when
his report had been compiled and received by the labor department, the
council would be furnished with a
For a considerable time plans have
been afoot to enable the council to
have a business agent on full time to
look after the varied interests of the
council, and during the last month
a vote has been taken of the unions
een the question. The results are unfavorable to the proposition to raise
the dues which are paid by the unions
to the council in order to finance the
plan. Sixteen unions paying on 1209
members voted in favor, and fourteen
thai  the  "Chine:
recognized as  the  Hansard    of    the
house, as he considered it had shown
leanings toward the Liberal side.   Mr.
Economy in fuel and many other exclusive features are  the  reasons  why
Pease Ecomony Furnaces
are in such a demand���it  makes   the
home comfortable.
Hodgson Plumbing & Heating Co. Ltd.
1136 Homer Street Phone Sey. 2412 Vancouver, B. C.
to   ine  BPeaicer  laid   Hansard  was  sup
make ihe Unions pay for or support  !"'���<''! '" report the speeches v.erbat-j    Another amendment making it pos-
any one political  party  would  be  to  '"' "' ""' l,"us;' , Mr. Hill then men-  sible   for   the  miners   te,   have  check
impose something upon the member-1'.._���?! '*?' "Chinook" be no longer | weighmen   at  the  pit   mouth   met  a
ship   which   Ihey   were   not   asked   to
agree to when they joined the unions,
and that  the effect would be to de.  'eanlnS��
stroy   the   usefulness   of   the   council  r.am0.nd said ,llc Motion rather  took
as   a   non-political   body   voicing   the1'.""   ,y  51ir!>rise  ns   it   was   the   first!
trade interests of ils members.    The1',',"10 heJknfw ,��<�� "Chinook" was the
Hansard oi the house, and that, if
such was the case, il was entirely unsought. Mr. Rankin described it as
a "storm in a tea-cup" anel thought
the members wen- "gofng seeme" if
they  wanted  the  speeches    reported
labeir party proposal looks very simple to those who have not analysed
or carefully inquired into it, but it
i.s not so easy to put it on a workable basis as would appear nn ��� the
face of the proposal, and for that reuse, n  the motion  was turned down.
The reports showed just a slight
improvement in employment, Inn ail
ihe building trades unions reported
work as being very much slacker than
usual at this  time of the year.
Exception wa- taken te, the City
Council giving a donation of $2.5111)
lee the Women's Building, Ltd.. which!
verbatim,   Un a vote the motion was  next Friday nighl
like fate, as did the one excluding
Asiatics and Caucasians whee could
not pass an examination in the English .language. Mr. Way (speaker I
made a strenuous attack on this
amendment, contending that the
proper place to exclude them was at
the port of landing. Other speakers
toeik a part in the debate ami .Mr.
Clemming then moved that the house
rise and report progress.
The house then adjourned t" meet
One   Is
Captured   in
Burnaby  Dis-
Two prisoners, named Brewer and
is just  all   ordinary joint   stock   com-' Sargent,  made   Iheir   escape  from   the
pany like the Labor Temple, and the | <;'ty  jail   on   Railway   slreel.   on   Sun
secretary was instructed to write the
City Council  in  protest, and  also  to
ask for the appointment of a scaffold
ing inspector,, which ihe council considers is important for lhe protection
"I life and limb, and which the City
Council is now empowered to do by
the amendment t.> the city charter
which were passed al the last meeting of the legislature. It was felt
that if ihe City Council could give
$2,500 to tin- Women's Building I.i.i..
Ihey could also ;i|i|i"iin a scaffolding
inspector at a yearly salary of half
that sum.
At   a   meeting   held   last   Monday
night   to  consider  the    question    of
amalgamation  with  the  United   Bro    fired    trucl
thcrhood of Carpenters ami Joiners,  right   inn.
the Amalgamated Society ol Carpen-      Harry Brewer,
lers and Joiners  '!'���
tntlre question.
p. drop thi
Two     Alternative     Proposals
mttted  by  Chief  Lester.
Two proposals   i"r providing   the
municipality with some permanent
fiii fighting equipment were submitted by Chief Lester to the fire
committee last Friday.
One project  is  fur   ihe   construction of temporary additions to three
eif tlie- pre seiii fire halls, the purchase
nf  three  combination    chemical    engine's   and   hose   ni"i"rs    feer    $.f,IX)0
'    ''">   each, thi   installation of a $6,000 fire
alarm  system  and  the  purchase  of a
. ' !��� i's car for $3,000.    The total ceist,
including  about  $13,000   ie.r  salaries,
f. r equipping  thei i   three stations in
placi  of the five i>r���.~���-111 halls is esti-.
.' ,.i $49,210.50
Tin. cosl  eef carrj ing  . ml   the  sec-
m   in.ipiisal  i- i stimati i   a   ?.:? 101.
o the brush, bul  the constable    bi     '' includes the expem &000
lieves thai on<  of the fou Is hi   for li" Purchasi i
the  jail-breaker  in    thi   *"'   $6,500  each  for tion  e.f
two  permanent   buildini ��� l  ese
i.,u. 23  'i'11    The remaii ie ndi-
day morning. One. Clifford Sar
gent, was held on a charge of house-l
Breaking, and had been in jail foi
ten days. The oilier. Harry Brewer,
was "wauled" in Kamloops on a
charge, of attempted murder. Chief
Rothnie, of the Kamloops force, and]
ready to take Brew er back
Brewer and Sargent escaped by
breaking the bars of a section of the
station and dropping from a window,
untilizing a rope made of torn blankets. Several hours afterward Constable Jclsburg found the two on
beach in Burnaby and captured Sargent.    Brewer escaped by fleeing in-
\ new governmenl bill introduced
in Denmark, regulating the conditions
of domestic sen i< ,���, allow - i ontracts
to bc -ieiie.'l onlj i ir one j eai al the
longi nt. ' 'n ilii termination n lei
vice', the servant sii.ill be entitled to
i testimonial For each tervanl a
room musl he provided al least 16
cubii meters in liei. and �� here there
ar,. two servants in "m room, the
size  must  be 25 cubic  meters,    1 >"
f age, was I p' '
��� i   Kami lops,   where    In     ii   ' :"'v-  ''     :''   ]
..ii a charge ol      ��� :"   :,il"   �����   'he   insi
p lice Constable   G I li"vni  ��ysti m, a  chiel
��� sting arresl     Sargcni  was a mil "       "tola     T
offender   who   i, ���     ieei     rema "'i',' u""1'1 Cl ��< W.103 51
foi  si ntenci   on       : "he    tw Iternativi      i
pipi   from .-i  housi      H    had plead ,:'''' '" ''"
guiltj   i    tin     hai. "    :     i- Iii ���    ���""'''
consider I i- .
rash  act,  as  me|      ven   bein     i.eki n ' ��� *
ti.  Ilu ,���  him  rel     ed  npoi
eel  senti nee    Chi I    i   1 Tobacco
nie i .i Kamloops and Coi   table  i >ibl ���
had expected to lake   Brewei       I rn io tl
tic   servants  o     chool  age   may  ,,,        yesterdaj
be employed before 6 a.m., and     fhc jail breaking occurred
noi   within   three   hours  previous  to Bfter th   men had been released
school time.    The employer shall bc  their  cells   for  their   mon
*er.j  preliminary to breakfast.    Jailer  Mc-
e shall Lean had jusl returned to his office
''  " !'������"  he  heard a  com
I'.iitering the inner corridor ot
' i-
ii bina-
e '    Hi
For the msurai.ee i
s againsl fire, and h
sts  of attendance i
���. sponsible
I/ants' g I
pay  the  c.esis  oi  anenaance   i     case   when   ,
eel  any  sickness.     J he  weekly  day  "I   cei]s
The whole family can use it. Every "TRY-NEW-LIFE" is
made of the very best material and by the most skilled workmen,
and if given reasonable care every one of the machines will
last a lifetime.
"TRY-NEW-LIFE" will relieve pain.   No matter whether it is
a splitting headache, rheumatism, indigestion, neuralgia, or many
other ailments, "TRY-NEW-LIFE" will bring relief.
Write for particulars or call at the office of the Hamilton-Deach
Sales Co., 707-708 Bank of Ottawa Building.
Also on sale at
HAMILTON-BEACH   SALES  CO..  721  Yates  St.,  Victoria
BARBERS'  SUPPLY   CO..  617   Robson  St.,  Vancouver
BURNS    eS    CAIRNS'    DRUG    STORE,    Vancouver    Block,
NORTH SHORE DRUG CO.,  North Vancouver,  B.C.
PEOPLE'S  DRUG   STORE, 25th and Main Street
Hamilton-Beach Sales Company
707-708 Bank of Ottawa BuUding Vancouver, B.C.
rest and daily work time musl be arranged mutually, but il is provided
that after six months the servant
shall be entitled to three days, and
after one year, seven days' leave. Servants shall be answerable for all j
damage caused by their own fault for ,|R, ,
Differences in regard to working conditions arc tei be settled at a special
court to bc established in every parish.
Members of this court will be elected
for a term of six years by the parish
tin- cell room he discovered thc
window through which the nun  had
escaped down  the blanket  rupe  suspended from bars of the cells.
Within ten minutes of the escape
and p.ilice were searching
men. On Monday afternoon
Constable Jelsburgh, of llurnaby.
succeeded in arresting Brewer, who.
with Sargent, was engaged in digging clams on the sheirc of the  Inlet
a   Disease   Preventative.
II   pin ���     enlly
undree been   be
rated on all sidi -     Ne >.   ii  is claimed that te bacci   is n disinfectanl and
kers do not suffi      roni epidemics
During a seven cholera epidemic
i'i Hamburg not .. single workman
engaged in the large cigar factory in
that city was attacked by the' dis-
��� asi Members of iheir family
might be ill and die. but they themselves w ' : immune Even if they
eliel nol smoke, they were still pro-
tected by the constant contact with
tobacco, Women, too, w:i" worked
in the factory were sparei an attack
nf iln' epidemic.
Later it was stated that  among   a
Sargent   made  g 1   his   escape,  al- '''"'v    "'    cigarmakers   at     another
il>..null   Constable   felsburgh    is   of   I'"1"1   only   eight    eases    anel    four
the   opinion   that   one    of   the    four  deaths from cholera occurred.
Industrial   unionism   continues     to
make   progress   along   rational     and
logical  lines  in  Great   Britain.    The
members of five of the principle trade
unions  in  the  tailoring  and   clothing
trades  are  now voting  on   the   question of amalgamating into eme organization under the name of the United
Garment Workers' Trade Union. The
organizations concerned are the Amalgamated      Union      of      Clothiers'
Operatives,   the   Jewish   Tailors   and
Tailor-Clothiers-Cutters1 Trade Union
arid   the   Scottish   Operative   Tailors
anel  Tailoresses  Trade  Union.    Anither industry of which amalgamation  of  the  existing unions  is  being
sought  is  that  of  transportation.    A
meeting  of  representatives  has  been
held  at   Hull,  at  which  the  proposi-
I tion   of   consolidation   was   favorably
i considered   and   details     are     being
! worked out.   It is certain that a com-
i billed   stand  will  be  made  for  a  reduction   of   hours   of  labor   and   the
abolition, of overtime.    The  building
J trades  also  continue  their  efforts  to
I combine,   although   it     is     officially
I stated that the Amalgamated Society
of  Carpenters  and  Joiners  w'iil  take
no   further   part   iu   the    scheme    of
amalgamation.    This   action   on   the
she iis  which  he  seiu  after  him   took
effect  in his arm.     On Tuesday the
missing  man   was   still  at   large'.
Handy   Hints.
Smile  shoes  lhat  are  Spotted   Ire,in
rain can be renewed by rubbing with [catair
Recent experiments have proved
thai tobacco smoke destroys the bacilli of pneumonia as well as Asiatic
cholera, and there is some evidence
ti the effect thai tobacc > smoke is
preventive  of  some   forms   of  nasal
mailed t
an emery   board the
gel her by the water.
Inexpensive   water   colors   can
used    in    many    ways.       They    will   up  For a limited time and thoroughly
touch   up   faded   flowers   and    make  smoked.
\ certain scientist in  England   has
suggested   smokeshouses   in   infected
be  localities, where people could be shut
ill   ....  r.,��� ���  i:...:._.i  .:   1   ,1
or  freshen   color    color   white
them  look  like   new
i.reel -canvas    shoes
Remove grease stains by saturating them with alcohol rather than
benzine, as the ' alcohol will not
leave the ring around the spots that
is left by benzine. Wash in
It is a well known fact in domestic
economy that furs put away with
tobacco are never touched hy moths.
So tobacco may be equally offensive
to germs.
On  shipboard.it is a curious thing
'"jVjjthat  the  seasick  germ  does   not  at-
itack the smoker.    He walks the deck
If  embroidery   on  a  petticoat   b^fe^^Sjj^*^* wbil�� ;1"
comes worn cut off the ragged cdee!"11^��� are-cn .their baevs.
and   substitute   a   two-inch    hem    of!    "Tobacco,h-the   London    physician
plain  material  like  the petticoat. ^plains, -'cnwpui*, pyridui,  which  is
Tei renew chiffon spread a wet Recognized in medicine as a power-
cloth over a very hot iron and hold j '"1 germicide and is used both in
the chiffon over the steam until iti>sthma and diththena '
is free from wrinkles. Renew both | Excessive tobacco smoking alters
cloth and iron as soon as the steam i the case. This weakens the system
flows freely. Allow the chiffon to and lays it open to the attack of any
dry quickly. passing germ. r
SATURDAY.  APRIL 26,  1913
Evere/   Saturday  by  Ihe  Greater   Vancouver  Publisher!   Limited
Corner  Thirtieth  Av-nue  and   Main   Street,   South  Vancouve.-,   B.C.
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|ohn   jackaon,   Buaineaa   Manager.
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over the writer's signature. 	
There appears to be con-
ilternative  of providing .for  the
South   Vancouver   patients   at   tbe
It  is
NOW  that the  hospital bylaw  has been  turned  down
the erection of a separate hospital for the munici
pality is indefinitely postponed.
sequently,  only the  eme
adequate   support
General Hoipital in Vancouver. It is the nearest Ids
pital for the purpose, and although sometimes severely
criticised, is one of the best equipped institutions of the
kind in the province. There are few public institutions
of any kind that escape occasional censure or mststent
demands for improvement.
���\t present the question before the municipality is the
extent or form of the support to be given the Vancouver
General Hospital. It is quite reasonably considered by
the authorities of that hospital that the surrounding municipalities which take advantage of the institution should
contribute more generously to its up-keep than lias hitherto been thc case. There is surely no other phase of social
life which should so strongly appeal to the active sympathy of the public than the care of the sick and wounded. And yet, the Vancouver General Hospital, like others
throughout the Dominion, is in constant pecuniary em-
While thc location of a public hospital in South Vancouver would be a desirable matter for various reasons.
there is no doubt that the Vancouver General Hospital
possesses some advantages which a local hospital could
not hope to acquire for perhaps, some considerable time.
It has been extensively enlarged, from time to time, and
it has gradually acquired a medical and surgical equipment of the best and latest kind. Its medical and nursing
staffs have been considerably increased and the various
necessities of a hospital introduced as the exigencies
arose. These additions, moreover, have been greatly due
to the increasing number of patients received at the hospital from nearby municipalities.
Having these conditions in view, it has been proposed
that thc General Hospital in Vancouver should be under
the direction of a commission which would act for all the
municipalities surrounding Vancouver. It is suggested
that some equitable arrangement should be arrived at to
ensure the pecuniary support of South Vancouver, Burn
aby, Point Grey and Richmond, towards the Vancouver
General Hospital. A meeting of these municipalities has
been called for April 30, when an opportunity will be given
for a general agreement as to the maintenance and management of the hospital which so largely administers to
the needs of the district.
and lo moll industries. Some industries er trades are
more objectionable than others from the residential point
of view.    A  business may be of lhe most  respectable and
well-conducted character, yet its location in a line residential street may lend lee seriously affect the value e,f the
heeiise preiperty. There are many people who do imt care
tei reside in streels where shops or factories are situated,
They choose a residential district with this purpose. There
may be no objection lo lhe industries as such, bill eeiice a
sleere eir business building is introduced, e,thers are likely
to follow.    It is the thin edge of the wedge.
There should be, of course, every effort made to induce
industries I" locate in South Vancouver. Hut there are
plenty of good available business sections iu lhe municipality. There are also streets which are now partly of
a residential and partly of a business character. The main
point is that in recognized residential districts, building
permits should not be granted for stores or factories.
It has been stated that all the South Vancouver Council
can do in the matter is to regulate the building line. In
other municipalities the councils appear to be able to
prevent the erection of business buildings in certain residential districts, and if South Vancouvei is lei con tin lie
to attract residents measures should be taken to ensure
that end.
TWO alternative proposals for providing the municipality with better fire protection have been submitted to the Council by Chief Lester, and are now under
the consideration of the finance committee. The two
plans are estimated to cost $49,210 and $55,101 respectively. Neither project may be so comprehensive as tbe proposals contained in thc fire halls bylaw which was recently turned down by the ratepayers. But either programme will provide a substantial improvement in the
present gravely inadequate condition of the fire protection of South Vancouver.
As regards the merits of the two proposals, no doubt
the decision will largely depend upon whether it is advisable to erect two new permanent lire halls or to build
temporary additions to three out of the present fire halls.
Taken in connection with the other items in the two
schemes, probably no one knows better than Chief Lester which proposition is likely to most substantially add
to the efficiency of the fire department. That is the main
point; and a matter of $6,000 should not be allowed to
stand in the way of the adoption of the better proposal.
The residents of South Vancouver want efficient fire protection. The rejection of the fire halls bylaw by the narrow majority of 24 was not, it may be reasonably surmised, a satisfactory or conclusive decision. Submitted
to the ratepayers again it would most probably, receive
their endorsatlon.
CM.unreal   Herald,")
The new United States tarif
wouhl seem l.e be a radical depar
lure freun lhe protectionist principl
lo which the United States has beel
devoted feir so many years. Th;
slashing of high tariff rates has beel
very general and extends from pure!)
natural products of complicated ma
chinery. ihrough many kinds of man
ufaclnred   preiducts.
Canada bids fair to reap a bi|
benefit under the new schedules
r'rec fish will be a great boon to tin
Maritime provinces, free print-papei
means much to Quebec, as do fret
potatoes and other farm produce te
this province and to Ontario. Free
wheal is what the west has been
lighting for feer several years, and
we may hope tei see a greatly need
ed impetus given to the cattle raising schedule. Krec lumber will also mean an increase of wealth to
Hritish Columbia.
The Canadian manufacturer will
get a chance to invade the United
Stales, for many lines of manufactured articles have been either put
on lhe free list or materially reduced.
11 is to be expected, eif course, that
there will be much shouting of blue
ruin in the next few days among a
certain section of our southern
neighbors, but the general tendency
of the measure should be toward the
relief of that long neglected individual,   the   ultimate   consumer.
THE    CALL    OF    THE    WEST
POSTAL arrangements in South Vancouver continue in
a state of chaos. In no other municipality of the size
in the province would these conditions lie tolerated for a
week. Here the postal system remains ill the same condition of inefficiency that prevailed ten. if not twenty,
years ago.- liow much longer is South Vancouver to be
treated as a backwood's settlement?
Both as regard- despatch and delivery of mail, the haphazard and dilatory method* in vogue cause endless in-
ceinvenieiice tei residents and often serieius loss lo business men and tradesmen,   Here is a municipality with a
population of nearly 40.IKX), in the second decade of the
2l)th century, and there is only one delivery per day. In
a large and important section that single delivery is late
in the afternoon, Knowing thai S'eiilb Vancouver is only
three or four miles from Vancouver city, a man mails a
letter in the cily e,n Monday afternoon expecting its delivery at the ''Chinook" or senile either business office or
.sleirc, on Tuesday morning. It is not delivered until late
Tuesday aftenie.ein. e,r perhaps the following afternoon.
An important appointment may thus be missed, a valuable contract lost or seriously jeopardized. In any case,
the delay causes inconvenience and handicaps the South
Vancouver business man in dealing with others.
Hut it is not merely the common and usual delay ol one
or two days in the delivery of such letters for which the
postal authorities are directly responsible. Owing to the
crude, slipshod and ''go-ea9y" methods e,f distribution,
mail matter has been held up for nearly a week. As an
instance, the other day a letter from South Hill to City
Heights was delayed 5 days before it reached its destination. Other numerous instances of delay are due, no
doubt, to the unfortunate location of what is called South
Vancouver Post Office at the corner of Fraser street and
River road where there are no adequate facilities for the
prompt handling of mail feer distribution throughout the
municipality. It is a common complaint, moreover, that
when mail goes to Ceillingwood and Cedar Cottage, its
delivery is often delayed as long as a week. In other
parts of thc municipality delay and irregularity in delivery-
have become chronic.
It is up to the Dominion Postal authorities to reorganize
the whole system of mail delivery in South Vancouver.
There should be at least two deliveries in a municipality
where the population and business activities are so extensive. But not until there is a central post office, fully
staffed and equipped will the urgent demands for a satisfactory postal system in South Vancouver ever be met
to any adequate  extent.
"THERE is nothing that so vitally concerns the welfare
*��� of a community than a sure and plentiful supply of
good water. Hardly any other district in the province
has so bountiful resources ill that respect as Greater Vancouver. In other less favored parts water has to be conveyed many miles before it reaches the householder. Here,
practically at our front door, is an exhaustless supply.
Difficulties have arisen as to a permanent and ample supply from Seymour Creek, but South Vancouver possesses
additional resources to tap in the C. P. R. springs.
It would appear, however, that a serious danger threatens the permanency of the water supply at Seymour Creek
in which several of the surrounding municipalities own
water rights. According to Mr. Pickle, representing the
Hopkins Kstate of Seattle, the cutting of the timber on
seime 8000 acres adjoining the creek would have thai effect. He lias, therefore, suggested to the municipalities
concerned that they purchase these limits so as to prevent their deforestation. As an instance of the effect of
culling limber on the watershed of adjoining streams, Mr.
Pickle affirmed that since the timber in the vicinity had
been cut. ihe volume of water in Lynn Creek had decreased by ,10 per cent.
The municipalities affected by Ibis possible danger arc
Soulh Vancouver, Vancouver City, Xorth and Wesl Vancouver, Hurnaby and Richmond, As far as South Vancouver is concerned, the Council would be well adviand
in  keeping in  touch  with  the other  municipalities,  for  if
the threatened danger is not exaggerated, ihe matter requires Immediate attention, In any case,, there appears
to be all the more reason for the extension of lhe available water supply from the springs in the district.
("Toronto   Globe.")
The West still calls with imperative voice. To prairie and mountain,
and far Pacific Ontario's young men
and women are attracted by tens of
thousands yearly. The great migration has put an end to the fear, freely
expressed not many years ago by
those who knew the West from the
lakes to the farther coast of Vancouver Island, that Canada would some
day break in two because of the predominance of continental European
and   American   settlers   in   the   West.
There is no longer any fear of
that. The sub-structure of Western
Canada has been firmly laid by the
settlers from the Canadian East, and
the West is past the danger period.
It is as truly Canadian today as any
other part of the Dominion, and the
problems created by the immigrant
fteuii continental Europe are relatively no greater in the cities of the
West than in Montreal or Toronto.
Ontario and the Maritime Provinces
have given their best blood to the
making of the West, and the sacrifice has not  been  in vain.
""THE other day a petition signed by the ratepayers and
* residents of the district affected protesting against
thc proposed location of a dairy and stables on the southwest corner of Ontario Street and Seventeenth Avenue
was presented to the Council. It was pointed out that
the district concerned was one of the best residential sec-
tie his of South Vancouver and that the erection of a dairy
was likely to become a public nuisance as well as being
detrimental to residential property in the locality.
Thtre should be no doubt as to the wisdom of the contention.    The objection applies to all residential districts
IN* a recent interview with a representative of a morning
contemporary, a "well known" South Vancouver
florist is stated to have "expressed surprise that so many
married young men should waste their valuable time in
the pool room, mock parliaments and ward meetings,
from which no practical good had ever resulted," instead
of cultivating their gardens. This sweeping remark recalls another of kindred complexion. A certain leather
dealer had been to hear Gladstone in a public speech in
the course of which he gave a resume of his last budget,
touching on the financial condition of the country, the
state of the crops, the market prices of foods, the spread
of education, the need of increased technical knowledge,
the valuable work of local governments and county
councils, and many other varied topics. The dealer in
leather was afterwards asked what he thought about the
speech. "Oh, he's a blatberskate," be replied; "he said
now't a word about bend leather."
As to the useful purpose served by mock parliaments in
leistering a healthy interest in public questions it would
probably not appeal to a man who did not believe in
attending ward meetings. What on earth, in fact, is the
use of people bothering their headr about municipal government? Now, if these mock parliaments would only
discuss "seed sowing," and the ward meetings "light gardening," then our florist would attend and there would
bc some hope left for the municipality.
That the object advocated by the "well-known florist"
is a praiseworthy one is not disputed. But there are
other objects in life besides gardening. As a matter of
fact, the meetings of these mock parliaments take place
once a week in the evenings when it is too late and dark
to be sowing seeds. Probably a large proportion of the
members of these local parliaments still find time during
the remainder of the week to tend their gardens or cultivate their land, if they have any. What right has a
"well-known florist" to assume otherwise?
In his triology of misdemeanors, the frequenting of
pool rooms by young men is possibly not the least in the
opinion of our florist. Any man who can see harm in
playing pool or billiards will see harm in various other
forms of recreation, except, perhaps, digging potatoes.
("Victoria   Colonist.")
The Occidental has prided himself
upon the claim that be is superior to
the Asiatic. Vet the Chinaman has
ceniie amongst us and has shown
himself to be a capable competitor
with us at our own game, handicapped I bough he is in a hundred
ways. The Japanese has boldly
faced the whole world in competition, and i.s making a place for himself that cannot be disputed. Even
the native of India has found his
way into Canada, is mastering new
lines of business and accumulating
property. Who would have thought
that any among lhe shivering groups
of Indian natives, who a few years
ago were huddled into the Immigration shed at the Outer Wharves,
weiuld by this lime have become owners of excellent city property, and
among  Uie   shrewdest  buyers  of laud
in ihe community?
When we can see what the Asiatic
can do, handicapped as he is, we may
perhaps be able, if we take the trouble I.i ihink the mailer over, lo feirin
senile idea of what may be expected
from an awakened Orient, The
greaiesi question of this century i.s
whether or nol tin- Occident, which
has forced the cost of living to a
higher  point   than  it  has ever  before
attained  can  compete    wiih   Orient
when il has fully shaken eiff
the shackles of ils traditions���and
they are being shaken off very rapidly.
What is the remedy? We do not
know,     perhaps  there  is  no remedy.
Accidental supremacy is about to be
challenged. Are we in a position lo
take up  the challenge with any hope
f success, while wc are constantly
making it more difficult to live by
reason   of  advancing  prices?
Hillcrest   Amateur    Theatricals'
That Greater Vancouver, and especially South Vancouver, possesses
dramatic talent, which up to the present time has been overlooked by the
local theatrical world, is evidenced
by the formation of the Hillcrest
Amateur  Dramatic  Club.
The guiding spirit of the movement is a man known in the theatrical circles all over the North American continent, and now a resident of
South   \ ancouver.
Recognizing lhe need of developing this latent talent, he lias, to use
his own words, "collected as promising a company as I have ever had
the pleasure of gathering together."
Under his personal supervision and
instruction, lhe embryo Henry Irv-
ings and Sarah Bernhardt! arc studiously learning the cues and lines of
that refined, satirical English comedy, "The Snowball," a contemporary of "Charley's Aunt" and "The
Private Secretary."
I'rom what is known of the plot,
"The Snowball" is likely to produce
a blizzard of merriment, and deserves
the support of the people of Greater
Vancouver  at  its  production.
"The Snowball" will be set in motion at Kalenberg Hall, during the
early part of May, announcement as
to date being made later.
Phone: Fair. 326      4518 Main St.
Four lols on the car track, one block from our office; all cleared
and in cultivation���$750. ���
Also Double Corner on McHardy Road and car track.
Double Corner off McHardy and I.llliam Street.
Investigate these. They are the cheapest buys in Collingwood East,
and will not last long.
Fletcher & Brett
Spring brings added appreciation of a right
good glass of beer. Have you tried Cascade
Beer lately ? You'll like it.
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 : Frater 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
On Your Lawn���In 100 lb Sacks
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
C. Gardiner - Johnson & Company
Johnson's Wharf
Phone : Sey. 9145
Phonea :  Seymour 7056-7H18 Ollicej :  606-607  Bank of Ottawa  Blilf.
Wanted���Good   building   Lols   in   vicinity   of   Knight   Road
at reasonable prices
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumbers' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies. Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
We have the stock, the machinery and the men
to produce first-class
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
CAPP & TILBURY, Proprietors
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4uay oj jauB3|3 uinn3��y\ pu�� J3||oy uawj
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saorad isaa 3hi iv
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'SMOpUIy^ U39Jl0g  'SJOOQ   U33J0g
���jnoj^ Xng ire;) noj^ Mdv^
The   Gardening Season is  Near
Get your supply of Tools from us
C.    B.     FEARNEY    '"XllTrST**
All Grocers
Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd.
The'  elder   Dumas   visited  his   -"ii besl     Playing t<��� the  third  hole  he
near   Dieppe .'eiiel  greeted  him    with sliced,  and   further   sliced   into
the words:    "Mj   t��<.\.  I  have come whins   on    the    right,   which     ���������  i
to lay my bones in your house."    A plentiful  befor<   the new   course  was
bed  wai  prepared   f'er  him al   once, mad<     His ball landed in thc middle
and  he lay  down  for  the lasl   time e.i' ;, large whin,    Slashing at it with
\ liiile' later lie turned i>> his ion and a  hi ivy  niblick,  he  exclaimed     -l II
-.en]     "Alexander, look anel -ee how have that ball eeut though I stay here
much money  there is in mj    waist, all day."   And .en went  the slashing
coat." .   An. r a bit  his caddii   asked him
There was only twenty francs, and Iin a  tremulous  voice:    "Am   i   en-
ie.n being  leilel  the- am..imt  the  elder gaged bj  the r>.<.nel or by the "oor?"
man   saiel:     "Le.e.k   you,     my     boy, * �� *
everybody  says   I   am  a  spendthrift,I    Mrs     Chancel:      "< Hi.   Henry.   I
jand even you yourself are the author wish  yem  had  been  to  church  thi-
|"i a play based e.n my extravagance, morning.   Dr. Divei preached one "i
Now yem caii sec how untrue it is." the loviliest   serine,ns .en  'Love  yohr
"Yeeu know by my memoirs that I neighbor,1  and  the  way  lei-  remarks
came  lie   Paris  with  only a  twenty- mai    that spiteful, hateful Mrs. Gab
! franc   piece   in   my   pocket,   anil   yon ber
e'aii  see
for yourself that  it  is  still
"Oxygen, oxygen, madam. That is
whal yem need," said the eminent
specialist. "Come every afternoon
feir yeeiir inhalations. They will ceest
you $5 each."
"I knew our family physician didn't
understand my case," declared thc
fashionable patient, "lie told me'all
I  needed was plain,'  fresh air."
*       *       A
Ii doesn't always pay a lawyer to
be stern with the opposing witnesses
when cross-examining ihcm. They
are often as clever as the attorney,
and the following anecdote illustrates
how eene' witness "put one over" on
a bright young lawyer.
���'Sir," said the lawyer sternly, "you
l need nol slate your impressions. We
want tads. Now (henceforward, answer me categorically. Ynu Bay you
live next door to the de fendant':"
"Yes."   "Tie the north of him?"
"No, I'" ihe south?"
"Nee. I'ee    tllC'    WCSt,    tllell?"
"Ah." said the lawyer sarcastically,
"at lasl we are likely lo gel deewn to
eme real fact. Yeeu five lo the east of
him, dee you?"
I ''How is thai, sir?" said the astonished attorney. "You say you live
next door lee him. yet.you live neither
In the east, wesl, south, nor north.
j What do you mean by that, sir?"
"I .thought perhaps you were incompetent te> form the impression
that we live in a flat," said the witness, '"but I s,H. T must inform you
lhat he lives next door above me."
��    A     a
a     mail
r,"   replied   lhe   courteous   of-
squirm    was    something    that
would  have-   done  yemr   heart   a I"
�� * *
A somewhat angular, severe-looking spinster was standing on the
station platform outside a mail-
coach, inspecting, with undisguised
curiosity,  iln-  ingenious net arrange-
mei I   Which   is  able-  to  -weep  ill  mail
ban    while   the   train   is  in   -will   inee-
"I-  she working all  right:" asked
e  of  the   officials
"Aye-, aye. Hill." replied his mate.
When  suddenly  lhe  laely  touched  him
on ihe shoulder.
'Why el., you call i< 'she'?" she
enquired, as usual aihirst :".,r inl'eer-
"I'e' c iuse,    madan
Ami Ihe sniff of the angular spinster almost drowned the- -brill
whistle e,f th,. engine ihen preparing
to move  off.
A certain large engineering firm
lately received an order in Russian,
and although ihe receiver of ii had a
fair knowledge of the language,
there were two words he wa- un-
: 11 > 11 ��� ; translate. Somewhere in
the works, however, a real Russian
was employed. They brought him
allelic,, and be reael tbe letter carefully,  but   was   still  puzzled' by   these
tWO   we.rel-.
Literally, be explained, iheir meaning was "beet Stockings," which
seemed absurd. ut was presently
seen lo be the- nearest-known Russian synonym  for "lire hose."
'Twas the festive season, ami the
sinew -wept mercilessly intei iheir
faces as the yening man anil maiden
turned the' corner "f the street,
\ man who was greatly troubled
with rheumatism bought some red
flannel    underwear    recently,    which
was guaranteed in every respect.andl "tjjj you K,.t any in your eves,
a couple of weeks later returned to darling?" he asked fondly, drawnillg
the   Store   where   he   made   his   pur-||u.r  closely   le.  him.
c am.'       r,       ,                    i   , "les   sweetheart,"   she   murmured,
���These flannels are not what you ,carcnmg   f���r   eiu,ive   handkerchief.
claimed  them  to be,    be said  to  the 7            ,           ,.,.  ,                 ,
cleric Which eye, beloved?    he pressed.
"What  is  the  trouble  with  them?"!    "The   right   une.   loveyl     Did    yeeu
jasked the clerk, "have they faded origet any in yours:-"
shrunk?" [    "Y'es,  dear   heart!"   lie   responded,
"Faded!   Shrunk!"   cried   the   pur- using the  same corner of the hand-
chaser,  Indignantly.    "Why.  when   I ['kerchief that she had used.
came   down   to   breakfast   this   morn-      .;]Um. sweet|" s|u. exclaimed. "Anel
ing with  one   "i  them   mi my  wife
had a scheme whieh would make
him rich���rich beyond all thi dreams
of avarice.
"Whal   i-   ye.ur   scheme?"     ���
asked 1 ne day bj .1 chance sc-
ejuaintance  whee  scented  buainesi
"Cumi into .e quiet 1 rimer," re-
plj ed the man of -������ nius, "1 nd  i
tell y 11.    "I'i   ilu-     li liai
mated    that    a    common    I...a- -il\
lay-    al    lei   I    20,000,01   I     eg|       ill     '.���
-. 1 son "
"Whal  ol  that?"
'���Aha'" exclaimed the geiflui tn-
umphantl)       I  pro)  fi  thi
ly on  Oi a   hen."
Th    kind-hearted, old  lad)   banded
the beggar a <1 in,��� "My man. how
did you become so poor?" she askeel. "Whal brought you tee this terrible   -tage of poverty?"
"Tin parcel pee-t. m'm," replied the
beggar,    "You   see,   I    u-e-el    to    be
president  of  an  express   company."
*   *   *
The tall, immaculately-dressed
young man strolled into the motor-
merchant's garage, and. with hardly-
suppressed emotion, inquired for tne
Smiling, the latter approached hire.
and asked blandly:
"What  can   I   el.,   for  you,  -ir?"
"My name i- Burnett-Slow," re-
plicel the immaculate onej with rigid
calm "My brother bought a car
from yem lasl week, and 1 believe
yeeu told him if anything broke \"ii
would  supply  him  with a  new part?"
'���Thai is s.e." replied the- manager.
as he backed', somewhat nervously,
remarking the gleam in the young
man's eye: "Er���what does he
want ?"
"He wants," repeatedly the tall
young man. as he leisurely pulled
eeut and perused a notebook dcli-
cately bound in violet kid���"he wants
two deltoid muscles, a coltple of
kneecaps, one elbow, half a yard of
cuticle, and a left ear. When can
these be delivered?"
But the manager had fled.
Il.iy- are not alone in iheir -pirit of
bragging about the distinguished
qualities of "Dad." A number of little- girls were boasting of the rank
of the-ir respective families. They
had passed from clothes tee personal
appearance, then to 'uteri'er furnishings, and finally came tee paternal
dignity. The minister's little girl
"My  papa i- marked I)  D."
"And every package that Comes  for
my papa is marked M. M." retorted
the daughter of thc physician.
This was followed by a look of
contempt from the- youngest of the
parly. "Hull!" -he exclaimed wilh
nice disdain. "E'-ery package that
comes ie. our house is marked
C. '). li."
To get doois cheap. Make
your openings to suit these
doors and save money. A few
odd sizes; like 2 ft. by 6 ft
8 inches, and 2 ft. by 6 ft
6 inches. Regular price $2.40.
While They Last $1.25
or we will give one free with
very $20 order.
��   ��
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
20th Avenue
Phone :  Fair.   1659
Phone : Frater 34 ��� 46th Ave. and Fraser
"Thi- dog "I' mine i- se.nie eh.g. lei
ine tell ye'ii! lie- has a wonderful
Ipedigree!" "I suppose you trace him
away back  to the dog  Noah  took  in-
te,   lhe  ark."    "Say.   ihis   eh eg'-   ance--
DOWN       TOWN        PARLORS :
Phone :   Sey.  340.   Day  or  Nijht
Telephone Fairmont 718
im- didn't g" int'
bark i 1 his own,
thc ark.    He hael a
yours was in the right eye. ten,! Ah!"
she thrilled, " he ye.11 suppose it could
with  one   'ef them
askeel  mc:
"'What are you wearing the baby S  have bee)1  ,,.,,.,  ,,',- ,|K. saIm,  piece ,,,
pink coral necklace fori    ���Harper s. |gnow ,,,.,, go|  ,��� our eyes?"
'���I hope ii was!" he exclaimed, fer-
Mr.   Weedon   Grossmith  tells   this  vently,  blinking  a  pleasurable  beam
story  in   his  new   book   of  reminis- with his geeee.l eye
qences:     "A    very    cheery    cabman      "Wouldn't   il  be lovely
drove me home one nighl in a four- criet|
'wheeler, and after having hail a good      .,,,,     , .,,���,.   ���
,     , , i  ���       i     . \ I i    t I lh,   h eve.   w i >uhln t    t
look   at   mc.   he   exclaimed,    Ah!    I    i  i
thought   I   wasn't  mi-taken     It's  Mr:'1-11''1 	
Weldon   Goldsmith,   isn't   it?'    ���Yes.':    And thc wind howled as though in
I   replied, 'that's  near  en,,ugh.'    'Mi''   !'""���  aii'l   '''' '"   lh.-  h..-.i-  npposit
he went .en. 'I  thought  I  was right;'"Votes  for  Women    bean,  fell   i
"  he
-1 ,
v rig
The    quick   wit     of   a   travelling
sal..-man, who has -nice become a
well-known proprietor, was severely tested une day. lie sent in his
card by the office boy to thc manager of a large concern, whose inner office was separated from the
waiting-roum l>\ a ground-glass partition. Winn the boy handed his
canl to the manager thc -.eh sman
saw him impatiently tear it in halt
and throw n in the waste-basket;
ih, boy came rml and i eld th calh r
thai he cnuld not - e Ihe chi I Tl ,
- desman   told  I go   back
and gel hin his card; ' he b ij
brought mil fii e cents, 'eir   th
McKean, Holt & Co. I
Paperhangers and
4246  FRASER  ST.,        Vancouver
Estimates Free
sage thai his card was up  Then
the  salesman  took .motl
sent I       my ba "Tell
and,' he continued, 'It may interest
you to know, sir, that my wife also
used to be in the profession.' 'Really.'
I said. 'Yes, indeed,' he answered.
'She used to swim in the tank at the
Aquarium with the Beckwith family.' "
* * *
A caddie was engaged one hot day
to carry for a corpulent player, whose
golf, like his temper, was none of the
a  sickening   crash  upon   the   pavement.
He was a genius. There could be
no doubt about it. His hair was
long; there was a dreamy, far-away
look in his eyes, and, so he said, lie
Scutari is thc Albanian capital which tin Montenegrins
have captured and want to annex. Albany has recently been
recognized by the great powers
in the Balkans as a new kingdom.
your  boss  I  sell  two  cards  for  five
He  got   his  interview  and  sold   a
large  bill  of goods.
"1 remember you cured mc of the
same trouble a dbzen years ttgo.
Why don't you use the same treatment   now?"
"A dozen years ago?" echoed the
doctor. "My dear sir, the medical
profession has made wonderfiil
strides since then and I couldnt
think of such a  thing."���Fuck. SIX
SATURDAY, Al'kll. 26.
Progressive Men and Firms who are making MAIN STREET
Greater Vancouver's Big Business Thoroughfare
We call for and deliver, thoroughly clean and press gent's suits, $1.50
each; or sponge and press same for
75c each. Ladies' suits from $1.50
to $1.75.
Province Renovatory
"None  Better"
4136 Main St.     PHONE:    Fair. 1163
Builders and Auctioneers
4258  Main  Street
Phone:    Fairmont  1492
.Real   Estate   and   Commission   Brokers
H. N. Hallberg. Manager
Cor.   Main   ft   29th   Ave.      South   Vancouver
5604 Main St. (41st Ave. & Main St.)
S.  Vancouver Phone:  Fraser  64
Cor. 50th Ave. & Main St.
For  First-Class Provisions,   Flour,
Feed, etc.
Toronto  Furniture
Furnish   Houses   at   Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont 1660
Twenty-eighth   Ave.  and   Main   Street
Misses   Hall   and   Westley,   Graduated   Nurse*
Terms Modi fate
Phone : Fairmont 2165
(Doctor  of Chiropratic)
25C   22nd    Avenue    East,    close    to
Main Streel
Hours : 1.30 till 6.   Consultation free
Chiropractic succeeds where medi
.ine fails. For all complaints, whether
acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
the thing.
Pliejnc  Seymour 4574
Old Country Watches a specialty
Established 3  years
F. McGillivray
Watchmaker and Jeweler
533 Main Street
All   Watches,   Clocks  and   Jcw-
clery repaired on the premises.
Sou ,   Hill P.O. Box 10S
Sheet Metal Work
Don't place any order before
getting an estimate from us.
We   have   something   attractive and of value to offer.
Furnaces installed
McCuaig Sheet Metal
4250 Main St.
Road Widening
Mr.   II.  Ceelin Clark, municipal soli-
eiteir, was instructed by the Council
la-t week lee investigate tbe registration eii deeds for land granted for
road-widening purposes along Main
street and Frater avenue, su it may
be expected that there will be something lining before long.
*      A      A
Grading Main Street
Introduced   by   Mr.   D.   Burgess,   a
deputation  interviewed the members
of the Hoard of Weirks committee on
Priday and asked that the grade of
Main sireet sheiuld remain as at present It was contended by members
of  the   deputation   that     there    was
either   more   necessary     permanent
work   reepiired   on   Main   street   than
Councillor Millar pointed out that
the interests of the whole eif the property owners On Main street had to be
consulted, and that the Council in
spending money had to bear that
point in mind.
Ii was recommended by the Council  in  a  resolution  passed  that   Main
street hill semth be graded tei 6.33 per
Fifty-ninth   avenue     to     Kiver
lilling three feet al  River road.
More   Letter   Boxes   Wanted
That   the   branch   post   offices   in
Soulh    Vancouver    were     practically
useless, and that there were nee efficient delivery or postal arrangements, was tin- burden of Councillor   Dickinson's    complaint    at   the
council   last   Thursday.
While  the post office   department
has already placed beexes at several
corners on Main street, these are
not considered adequate, as many
householder! are obliged to walk
some distance to reach the nearest
branch  office.
At the suggestion of Councillor
Dickinson, the council decided to re-
quest Postmaster MacPherson of
Vancouver, to place mail boxes in all
parts of the municipality where
liouse-tei-lieiuse delivery is established.
II         BOBBIE.       By Emile E. Fyaon          ;���
^:^=                                                                                                                                             ���=--&
Jim Neil looked stealthily around
him, With hearing that had been
trained to the highest pitch in Northern solitudes, he listened feer any
sounds of pursuit, but nothing disturbed the deadncss of the night.
Satisfied, he strode on. Xeitbing in
his manner, his swinging gait or his
bold careless eyes suggested him a
criminal���and yet away back in a
dark alley within a block of the C. P,
R. wharf lay lhe crumpled figure of
a man���and old man���his white hair
spattered with blood, The roll eef
bills that Jim clutclied in his hand as
he sped on tei the great lighted streets
of the City Beautiful, were the price
eif the old man's life. "Well, I didn'l
kill him. Surely the blow that 1 gave
him was too light. I guess he will
come round in a few minutes."
Over and over again Neil muttered the words, yet a horrible black
thought would come into his mind���
suppose he had struck teio hard; and
the man dropped dead, as lie realized
what he might have done, The hurrying    throng     of     pleasure-seekers
j  of
j  the
live  dollar  bill  and  handed  il   le
"V're going to stop sometime
she queried.
Jim nodded. Then leaning against
the bed he started to speak. The
words fell from his lips leiw and1 distinct,
"Say, kid," and there was a world
of gentleness in his voice, "in my
travellin' around I've met lots of women, some who treated me bad and
some whei were too good for me to
���peak to, feir I'm had, yes, dead bad.
but somehow, I never cared that for
any of them." He snapped his lingers. "Hut, you kid, Goi} only knows
how I  love you."
The girl recoiled a step or two, sur
prfse "ami" fear "showing" clcarfy ]���"her |br"ad   thoroughfare    he     no
startled  eyes.     Neil  was  lighting  his |?[^JiP of:.,|)COI>,1.st:l"(llng,"n
An old lady was searching in the
dim bric-a-brac shop for something
odd to take home with her. Finally
she noticed a quaint figure, the head
and shoulders of which appeared
above the room. She turned to the
clerk and said-: "What's that queer
eelel Japanese  idol over there worth?"
The clerk answered in a subdued
"That's  the  proprietor."
Mr. Furby���"I've never said a
word against him, and now he's going round and saying I'm no good
and never had any sense and don't
amount to anything. Now, what do
you know about that?"
Langside���"Don't mind what he
says. He has no ideas of his own.
He only repeats like a parrot what
he hears others say."
stled past him. and the rattle
glasses and boisterous laughter
tered e,ul from the swinging door:
a near-by saloon.
Ah. a drink, that's what lie wanted.
He pushed his way into the crowded
bar, and with trembling hands poured out a stiff jolt of brandy. Ile
raised the glass tei his lips and heaved' a deep sigh of satisfaction as the
fiery liquid coursed down his parched
throat. Now for something to eat.
Hull! It must be Iwo days since the
last meal, and as the man hurried out
into the street he forgeit the blood
smeared thing in the alley, in anticipation of being able to allay the
gnawing   pains  of  hunger.
Neil shunned the brilliant cafes
with their gaudy signs, and turning
down a side street, came to a small
oyster house.
'"I guess this will de, me," he muttered, and  strode in.
A half dozen white topped tables,
the usual counter, a few dissipated
looking apples perched precariously
eni a row of canned meats, that was
all, just one out of a hundred of the
poorer class of eating houses, that
were common around the docks. It
certainly did not make a very pic-
turesi|iu' background for the girl sitting behind the lunch counter. She
waited for Neil tei sit down, but he
stooil gazing at her with his hat
crushed ill his hands, a leieik of pitiout
bulging in his eyes.    Imagine a small,
rather piquant  face, a pair of large'
gray eyes, red lips and a skin like a
pink rose petal, the whole in a setting of breiwn hair cut pretty nearly
is ihorl as a boy's. Well, that was
the girl whei iii one swift ni.uncut
called back all the true manhood that
had lain dormant for see many years
in Neil's  heart.
11   was   einly   afler   she   bad   speiken
te, him  twice that Jim  remembered
where lie was, and giving his order
in a barely audible whisper swung
himself into a seat. Slowly bis past
life mirrored itself before him. Yes,
he was an Englishman, first and last
an Englishman, and1 a graduate eif
Cambridge, then a gambler in ques
tionable resorts in London and on
the Continent. He mechanically
checked tbe items with his linger
the polished counter. Then a soldier
in the Transvaal, then a deserter, and
after that, years of wandering, of living from hand to mouth, "and now
my God, now!"
"I wonder if It's still lying there���'
He murmured the words half aloud
then checking himself quickly, at
tacked the food which the girl plac
ed before  him.
Neil watched every movement as
she attended to Ilie wants of two
other solitary diners, and, after hunger was satisfied, toyed with his food
so that he could have an excuse to
be near her.
Just as he was about to go his eyes
fell em a much soiled card which intimated1 that rooms ceiuld be had at
35c a night; so leaning across the
counter he asked if there were any
"Sure," she said. Her eyes swept
over the while topped tables. "If
you're quick I can take you up to
see them, guess there won't be any
more in  tonight."
He followed her to the rear of the
cafe and up a narrow flight of stairs.
She opened a door at the end of the
passage, and motioning him to enter
switched on the light. He took in at
a glance the plaster walls with remnants of dirty wall paper hanging in
sundry places, the broken chair and
small narrow bed, and nodded assent.
After some fumbling he  produced a
first great battle in life, striving to
make this girl stay and hear him out.
He was no longer the hobo. Ilis
mind had gone back to the time when
he had had pride ami self respect. He
succeeded in bridging the gulf oi
years that lay behind him. and something in his manner reassured' the
girl  and  compelled  hcr  to listen.
"For God's sake slay���just a few
minutes���I would not hurt a single
hair of your bead. Can't you see that?
I swear that you can trust me. Say
you do!" He held out his hands
blindly. The girl tried tef speak, but
her throat was dry and a little convulsive   sob   shook   her   frame.
Neil lowered his hands and swept
the room with a gesture.
"I don't want this," he said', ''I
could not stay in here���not now. You
shall never sec nie again. 1 was mad
to  speak  to  yon."
Then turning to the girl with the
manlier eif a little child asking a favor
freim a big sister he said, "Would
you let me stroke your hair?" The
girl went up to him and placed her
'lands on his shoulder. "You can
kiss me if you like," she whispered.
1 leelding her slim figure with one
arm, he reverently kissed hcr brow-
while  his  band  caressed  her  smooth
ft hair.
"What is your name, kid:
"Father calls me Bobbie," she answered' softly.
"May the Holy Virgin guard you
Iways," and the man made the sign
of the Cross.
It was Jim Neil I, heibei and criminal, who walked into the Star Oyster
House; it was James O'Neill, surviving member of a great race of Catholic soldiers that stepped out inte, the
night two hours later.
For two days and two nights Jim
Neill suffered the tortures of the
damned. Stretched on a narrow bed
in a down town rooming house he
strove to light the black despair which
Idled' bis whole being. Night and
day he could see that huddled figure,
lying like a shapeless bundle of
clothes in the dark alley, with its
glazed eyes staring up at the starlit
sky. He knew that he could live
down all the rest���but not that. On
lhe third day Neill got up. He dressed with unusual care and walked out
into the street. The great snowcapped hills across the harbor glistened in the nn lining sunshine, the
waters of the bay formed a dazzling
sea   of   blue.
As   Neill   walked   slowly    up     the
noticed     a
^^^^^^^^^^^^^       the op-'
posite   siele.      lie   crossed   over   and
joined the crowd.
"Say, what's the trouble," Ile asked
of the man  standing beside  him,
"Funeral of the tillow that was
found murdered on the waterfront
last Tuesday. Guess yeiu saw it iu
the papers didn't yeeu? He was an
old man, over 6(1, so they say. Some
hold up, I suppose. See there's the
Ncill's s'in paled, but save for a
flicker of the eyelids his face remained  unchanged.
Suddenly a symplliclic murmur ran
tlineiigh the crowd as a slim,, boyish-
looking girl, sobbing piteously, followed the coffin,
"Who is that woman?" whispered
Jim  fiercely.
"That's his daughter Bobbie, she���"
Neill turned' away and groped
blindly through  the creiwd.
���'Oh, God, oh, God, you might have
spared me that���" the words hissed
through his clenched teeth as he beat
his way madly down the thronged
A policeman sauntered by. Neill
paused and watched him. Indecision
gave way to a fixed1 purpose, madness
to calmness. With rapid strides he
overtook the officer, Feeling Jim's
lingers on his arm, the policeman
switched  round.
Neill spoke a few tense weirds. The
ifficer nodded; "all right���if you
want to see the Inspector, come
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into the dark corners of the winding
streets and cast a shimmering stream
of light across the waters of the bay.
On the South side of the (own, overlooking the sleeping City the walls
of the jail loomed up clear and distinct against  the starlit sky.
And in a room above the little
oyster house Bobbie was sleeping,
and seeing that the blind was up a
yellow moonbeam crept in and gleaning full upon the bed, lit up tired face
and kissed the soft brown hair that
clustered  round  her neck.
Gulling the Composer
Signor   Puccini,  the  composer,   refers   his  strangest   musical   reminiscence  tei  Milan.      Unknown,   as    he
I supposed  himself to bc,  he   attended
in  that city a production  of his own
Iopera, "La Tosca."   His own account
]of the experience is:
"La Tosca" was received warmly
by a crowded bouse. The applause
was almost frantic. In fact, a young
lady seated on my left got so annoyed because I didn'l clap anil sin nil
that she rebuked me, a frown wrinkling her prelty brow.
"Why don't you applaud Ibis masterpiece,*" she said.
'���Masterpiece?" said I, anil laughed
sarcastically. "Masterpiece? Oh.
"Don't yem like the music''" she demanded, in amacement,
"No," said   I.    "It's the work of an
"Vou kinew nothing of art," she
cried, "e.r ye,ti wouldn't talk like
"Oh, don't I. And then 1 proceeded tei prove to her, according to
the laws of thoremgh bass and counterpoint, bow poor a work "La
Tosca" was. I told hcr this aria suggested Verdi, that chorus was a reminiscence of Bizet. In a word, I
knocked my own music into a cocked hat.
When I had finished, the young
lady said:
"Is that your real opinion���your
sincere  conviction?"
''Absolutely," said  I.
"Very well," she said, with an odd
little laugh: and at breakfast the
next morning the first thing I saw
in my newspaper was the headline,
"Puccini on 'Tosca.'" And there 1
read, word for word, my remarks of
the night before. The young lady, a
musical critic, had recognized me.
When I thought 1 was gulling her,
she was gulling me.
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Hubby   was   feeling   generous,
"Do yo'u want to gee to the ��>i
tomorrow night?"
'���I     should     like    to,"   replied
wife,  pointedly,   "but   I   will   have
get   Something  to  wear."
"Oh, well, let's go to a moe
picture show  instead."
 II    ^    B      ������
The daughter of the house
just reliirncel from a visit with
Western cousins, during whi-h
had become engaged tei a ri
young rancher whom she had nn
the home of her relatives.
To her mother she was extoll
the  virtues  of  her  intended,
"i )h,    mother!" she    exclaim
"He's jusl grand. So square, so
right!    So   highly polished!      \\
even   in   his   notes there   is   sin
sympathetic tone  that  sometime
wonder   if   I   am     nol   reading
music  of  the gods!"
'���Mercy's sake, child!" intertill
mother, "arc yeeu talking aboin
yening man or a  piano?"
A quack doctor was bedding i
ab'eui his "medicines" ie> a i
"Yei, gentlemen," he .said, "I
seeld   these  pills   for  over  twenty
jreari, and never  heard   a  ween!
complaint.     Now   whal    dens
From a voice in the creiwd c.
"That dead men tell no tales."
Ysaye, the famous violinist, at the   Imperial   Theatre,   April   29
A country doctor was recently
called upon to visit a patient who resided at a distance. Arriving at bis
destination, be tied his horse to a
tree near by, and walked towards
the house.
It happened' that work was in prei-
gress on a new well, of which the
doctor knew nothing until be found
himself sinking into the earth. He
fell just far enough to be unable to
get out of the hole unassisted, and
yelled   lustily   for   help.
When he was finally pulled up his
rescuer remarked : "I say, doctor,
you   had  no  business  down   there."
"No, I hadn't," replied the doctor.
"Don't   you   know,"   continued   his
rescuer,   "you   ought   to   leave    the
well   alone    and    take   care    of   the
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When Dr. Edwards, M.P. >r
Frontenac, was conducting one ni
Ilis political campaigns in the county
a few years ago, there came out fi ""
Kingston as a critic and oramr,
"Dr." J. Gwallia Evans, who is now
serving a fifteen-months' term in the
penitentiary for fraud. Evans was
at that time, however, a political debater, lending his services to the
highest bidder, and he announced
publicly that he was ready to give Ih'.
Edwards a fearful trouncing. 1'ew
of the people in thc audience kin"'
much of Evans' reputation, except
Dr. Edwards, who allowed his OP1'0'
nent to speak first.
"I propose," cried Evans as hc advanced to the chairman's side. "'
propose to handle Dr. Edwards wiili-
out gloves."
Then he proceeded with a violent
castigatioii, at the end of which l'ie
object   of   his  attack   arose   to  reply
"1 propose," cried Dr. Edwards
imitating the pompous tone of I"'
adversary, "1 propose to handle !"���
Evans with a ten-foot pule."
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Mike���An' Oi did not.   Oi had it '��
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The Bonnie
Sandy has a bad attack o' spring  fever
Purple Heather
Is awfu disappinted at the
votin' on the bylaws
Weel freem, nee,n comei anither
week an' ne... thai we'n gettin' tome
tliin' like It. C. weather it'l a gey
thocht tae settle doon tae gie yae
my weekly icribble. h used tae be
a'richt in the winter time when a
fellie could net ben the room on the
Sunday mornin1 an' lock the door
Sunday. I aye I'm', i- tli��- best time leer
writin' an' in lhe winter time a fellie
can pall a guid li,ie,r .er twa, espech-
ially if he's naethin' el-e tae dae
liiil here's jist where the rub ceinies
in. Mony a lime hae I askit the wife
tae gie me senile suggestion, but yae
may as weel ask a st.>e,ky image. "If
yae hadna sae muckle time on yaer
liaunds it wud be better tellin' yae,"
Bhe wud say. "Awa an' hae a read al
lhe bible: I've never seen yae open
that book sin yaeve came tae Canady.
11 wud dae yae mare guid than writin'
ill bit o' balderdash sich as yae write."
jl tell her that I'm daen a bit o1 guid
writin'far it's nu fair feer any man tae
keep his thochts tae himsel; it's only
by publishin' them an' gettin' then:
discussed that feelk come lae some
kin' ej' understatnidin' o' une ani-
iber. "N'aw. Mistress MacPherson,"
I say, "yae jidge everything by results an' unless yae see the hard cash
in it naething's muckle guid tae yae
Hut there's ither things f.er a fellie
tae   biuk   tae,  an'   the   bawbees   is   nu
en interesi in the cooncil's wark. Inn
efter  last   Seturday'i  vote  that   ither
urn    lb. ami   should   gaun   an'   hide'
ihcmsels.      They  dinna  deserve   iae
hae a vote an' feelk like them are bct-
ir ootside tlie municipality than in.
They're naether lish, Best) nor guid
red herrin'.
I wis -are disappinted iae see the
tchule bylaw bein' turneil doon. I'm
kiniia inclined tae thi'ik it wisna prej-
perly understood an' the bairns are
eiie yins that'll -infer fur il. There's
tee a better bunch ei schule trustees In
the Province an' it wis an unkindly
slap they geet. Hooever, I'm gled tae
-ee lhat they're no gaun lae throw up
ihe- sponge, an' I hope they'll hae the
pleesure o' seein' ihe Eleckturs (wi'
a capital Ei chenge their minds.
They're the kin' o1 men that argy
agin weemen haen the vote. I think
ihe' weemen could r.iak a belter use o'
ii than tha" nine thoosand onywey an'
maybe gie a wee bit mare intelligent
Mile. Sharely it's time tae stop
kickin' iiuee.
Yuurs through the heather,
everything.        Ihey   tell   me   a'   the ,.\  Londoner een a visit to this city
lam..us writers wives were gey much mentioned tu a representative of tlu
lhe  same  though,  an'   I   guess  when thins  .if  hi-  impressions  of Greater
somebody writes my biografy twa e,r Vancouver.
three   hunner  years   efter   this   they'll ������'k-,,l1 know  1   am  in  the motor car
mak   a  great  pint  e,'  this.      A  fellie business on  the  either side," lie saiel.
gei-  tired though e,' hearin' her aye "8nd  am  giving special  attention  te.
railin   abe..it no gaun iae the kirk an' the motor car in Vancouver,    I have
im readin' the bible.    I  ken marc a- |,cen surprised at the number of them,
boot  the  bible  than  ber  unywey,  an' and also at lhe excellence of s..me uf
maybe that's the wey I'm no sae feme' v,,ur streets anil roads for motoring.
ci readin it nun. "It yaed be like ony
respectable man an' gaun tae the
kirk on a Sunday yae wud get plenty
suggestyuns em what tae wriie aboot.
lint yaeve nae stauminy in yae. Ither
weemen'.-. men gaun tae tile kirk, aye
an' sume o' them aie elders lae an'
they never lost onything by it." Yae
can see, frecuds, the drift she's un. A
woman disna undcrstaun hem a man
can dae my I li in' for the hive' o' i'
1 dinna care aboot daen very llluckle
mysel' for the love o' it an' wae weather like this un a fellie's temptit tae
ask himsel wha wis the villin that invented1 wark. It's fine tae hear they
folk that dinna dae ony ihenis'l-
talkin' aboot the dignitv o' lalieer, bin
maist workin' plugs like mysel are
quite willin' tae pairl  wi' the honor.
Hooever, I wis sayin' it's hard wark
writin' in tins weathei an' yae can undcrstaun me yersel if yaeve got a wee-
hit back lot The wife disna tak muckle interesi in it except plantin' a
wheen sweet peas that never come lae
onything. She says she has plenty
lae dae indoors an' a woman wisna
meant tae be a agrycultural laborer.
I have twa ducky hens siltin' lhe noo.
I ask ber when I come llame al nicht
if they were aff takin' seeme wheat an'
haen a drink an' she'll haurdly gie me
a ceevil answer. "Dae yae think I've
naethin' else tae (lae but attend tae a
pair ei' bens. I've gut plenty else tae
dae wilhoot biitheiin' aboot them.
They'll   ciime   atf   if   they're   hungry
I understand that there are about
2,800 nn ill ir cars in active use in this
city. Thi- seems i'e me to be a large
number in proportion i" the population, and bespeaks the prosperity of
lhe city. I am told, I"", thai lh
number of cars is growing constantly.
"Not unly the nie.t.irs, bul also i.
superiority of some ui your streets
have a very decided influence in giving visitors highly favorable impressions ������! Vancouver, For instance,
un my lirst day hue I motored from
ihe Hotel Vancouver tu Stanley Park,
and was much impressed with thai
beautiful thoroughfare, Georgia street.
In ihe paving of this street Vancouver has certainly done justice to this
line approach t" the' magnificent
park. I also went motoring along
Granville Streel. South, and here, as
un Georgia Street, observed splendid paving."
The Londoner was informed thai
Westminster Road in South Vancouver is tu have ill a short time nearly
three in.les ..i bitulithic paving, the
same as that em Georgia Slreel. "I
congratulate Semth Vancuuver." he
replied. "Municipalities can ilu no
mure important weerk than to provide
the best uf paving. In England, as
yuu doubtless know, we have made a
speciality   of  g I   mail-   fur   many
year-, and they have constituted an
important financial asset. In Leen-
lem.  the  necessity   for    well    paved
They're like yersel, there'll no muckle thoroughfares   i-   greater   than   ever,
gaun pasi them."   Tae gie her her due |because uf tin'    constantly   growing
importance 'if the motorbus. There
has been a notable development in
the use uf these cunvenicnt and comfortable vehicles within a year, and I
think ihey will come largely into use
in Greater Vancouver."
Hooever, I ken tine she looks efter
them; yae mornin' I happened iae
come hame a wee bii afore my time
an' 1 sees her croonin' uwer them
an' talkin' awa lie them as if they
were bairns.
I guess yae a' hae yaer ain troubles, freens. an' it's a guid job in a
wey that a man an' a wile hae a wee
hit difference e,' opeenyin nop an'
ihen. Maimed life wild be gey humdrum if we were mollycoddlin "an
anither a' ihe time There's naethin'
like haen a wee bil rumpus IIOO an'
then. H clears lhe air ometimes an'
yae   generally   Iin'  yae   get   ��� -n   a'   the
better feu ii If only she wml tak a
wee bitty Tiare interesi in my littor-
ary   studies      1   ueei   talkin'  yae   nicht
aboot Soshylism, thii.kin' 1  wud gel
her lae open her mind Oil polcy ticks,
bul -he ci'.i me "If by the wrist. _ She
telt mc she had nae use for the S"-h-
yliits, she had gut telt ihey were iu
favor o' free hive an' that wis enuf.
I argyed the pint wi' her aboot il but
il wis nae u-e. an' efter a' I wis surt
u' comforlit lac ken she wis agin
them fur lhat. Tae hear her talk
sometimes yaed think we were onything but lovers. "It sares ma feclu."
as my granny used tae say, an' I'll hae
tae start an' gie yae my opeenyin a-
boot a thing that's been upp.'rmaist
ill my mind a' week.
They were VOtin' un lhe bylaws
up in Sooth Vancouver twa weeks
ago Yae wud hae thocht that wi
the'wey they were bein' discussed al
the various meetins' an' at the streel
corners that there wis gaun tae be a
record vote. 1 wis thinkin' e/ gaun up
on Seturday nicht lae bear tbe result
but I thocht it wisna weirth while for
it wild likely lake thein tae Monday
meirnin' tae count them. I wis mare
than dumfoonered when 1^ saw the
result in the papers. Gee whiz!
hardly nine hunner oot a possible 10,-
000 taen the wee bit trouble lae gaun
an' exercise their franchise. Efter a'
the talk aboot thc cooncil bein' sic a
lot o' dunderheeds an' somethin' else
there wis only a noble cicht hunner
had the courage tae gaun an' cast
their ballot.
I'm no concerned aboot what bylaws wcre passed an' what werna, but
1 think it's a doonricbt disgrace tae
ony ceevilized community tae think
that sic a sma' number o' tbe pre end
an' indeependent eleckturs took ony
interest in the question o' whether
they thocht the bylaws were richt eer
wrung. It disna gie the cooncil muckle encouragement tae dae things
richt an' efter a' thc talk aboot them
no bein' lit for their jobs, etcctery. it
comes as a bit o' a surprise. If the
vote had went entirely agin them it
wud hae at least shown that the rates
payers were a wee bit alive an' takin'
the progressive Realty ami Auction
Company, can point to ureal progress in ihe' Cedar Cottage District
(luring ile lasl -i\ years, From several good-sized ranches the favorite
rural suburb has developed into
quite a residential section with first-
class business bhecks
Th,' company opened their brani I
office rlghi al the station before thi
Grandview car- ran I" Cedar C'"l
tage. Ai thai lime the only othei
business wa- a grocery store and nol
mure  than  a dozen   houses were'   in
vi.'W   uf   Ilie'   eef lice.
I.eel- in lhe Second bluck frum the-
station, 'en Commercial Dri\c. -eeld
for $400, and now -ell at $3ikhi  each
for business purposes. Seeme residential lots then worth $300 each arc
neiw selling as high a- $1800. The
district has spread cut remarkably
well, values have risen consistently
and many a man has become independent; but the chances to make
good are noi all gone: there are
good lots yel, near a five-cent car.
for $450 each.
Mr. F.. Jeihn Goddard can be seen
personally almost every afternoon, or
at the Head Office, 123 Pender
street west. Vancouver, in the
mornings. Ilis advice as to values
n South Vancouver is eif the best.
ind he is continually being consulted as to sales and valuations.
Geiddard and Son Ltd. are placing
on the market a small but choice
subdivision near Knight and 27th
avenues, at the extraordinary low
terms of $87 cash and the balance
over three years. The total price is
only $875. They expect a quick sale
as an opportunity such as Ihis is
usually anxiously  awaited.
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Charge of Attempted Suicide
Jeihn Killop. aged 53. residing on
Wilson road, is supposed tu have attempted suicide a week ago last Sunday. He was found bv l)r Murphy,
medical health officer and P. C. Irving at his home lying badly injured.
The wounded man appears to have
slashed his wrist- and then attempted
te. cut his throat, but succeeded in
only cutting across his jaw bone. Thc
razor was lying by his side.
Dr. Murphy stitched up the wounds
and the injured man was taken to thc
p.ilice cells.   On Monday hc was con-
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vcyed t.e the General Hospital, Vancouver. Ill health is assumed to have
been the cause of the rash act.
On Saturday McKillop was charged in the police court with attempted
suicide and remanded for a week tee
give him time tei recover from his injuries.
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Another  Home  Destroyed
Due, it is supposed, to the   explosion of an oil lamp, the home of Mrs.
E. VV.  Kelson, on Thirty-Sixth   ave
nue and Nanaimo road, was destroyed last Wednesday night. Firemen
from Collingwood, Cedar Cottage
and South Hill appeared on the
scene, but too late to save the house.
As it was, Mrs. Nelson and her child
barely escaped in safety from the
bouse,  the  husband  being absent.
That the house was totally destroyed appears to bc only another
consequence of the woeful lack of
proper fire apparatus in the municipality.
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Women's Exhibition
Turin will hold this spring an art
exhibition the purpose of which is lo
remove the impression that women
are far behind the men in the field
of fine arts. An exhibition with
such a purpose is unique in Europe,
and while it is not an effort to further the cause of women in tbe generally accepted sense, it is one of
the first evidences in Italy that Italian women are responding to the
feminist movement that finds its expression in England in the demand
for  the  ballot.
The exhibition, to give it its full
title, thc Woman's International Exhibition of Fine Arts, will be held in
the beautiful Valentino Park, well
known through the International Exhibition of two years ago, which also
had its site there. it is expected
that the contributions will number
over one thousand, of which about
half will come from different parts
of Italy, but almost every country
iu thc world will be represented. As
is inevitable, some have limited artistic value, while others are wonderfully good, showing in some cases
veritable genius. But all arc interesting as showing the direction in
which women are working in art.
And there are contributions from all
classes of society, from royal ladies
to humble peasants.
A   Wedding   Anniversary
The twenty-fifth anniversary of a
very happy marriage was recently
celebrated by one couple in a unique
and delightful way.
Disliking the customary method of
sending invitations for a reception or
other function, of which presents are
usually regarded as an indispensable
adjunct, this twenty-five-year bride
celebrated instead by sending to each
of her bridesmaids a chain and
pretty pendant, accompanied by a
charming note asking her girlho6d
friends to accept the gift from her
husband and herself in memory of a
day that had brought them both
great happiness. The groom sent
each of his ushers a watch fob and a
similar friendly note.
This idea could be carried out on
much simpler lines, the memento
taking the form of a' volume of love
sonnets, a framed photograph or an
inexpensive trifle in the way of jewellery.
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The  Value   of   Deportment
A lady writes:������
It often astonishes me very much
that girls as a whole do not more
fully appreciate the value of deportment. By deportment I mean the
carriage of the shoulder, head, hands
and feet. I recently had occasion to
bc in a business man's private office
when he rang for his secretary. A
second later the girl appeared. She
was a very pretty girl, but all charm
was lost in her mode of entrance,
and the attitude she adopted when
finally inside the room.
To begin with, she butted in head
down, and' because of this didn't see
the cabinet behind the door, against
which she banged hard. Her employer winced, but did not look up.
Then, instead of standing patiently
and composedly, shoulders square,
and the hands with the notebook
held easily before her, the girl in
question perched uncomfortably on
one leg, hunched her right shoulder,
and actually sucked the end of lur
Taken purely freun lhe health
Standpoint, the attitude was excessively injurious. I personally km,w
a girl who is being treated for slight
curvature of thc spine, directly at.
liibulablc  tre  standing  badly.
But apart from Ihis the question
has ils business side, too, for when
the girl I have mentioned left the
room, her employer remarked casually: "It's a great pily. but I shall
have to get rid oi Mis-, t' ���, She's
a ge.e.d typist, but so awkward; she
gels on my nerves." I could well believe it.
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The    Medicine   Chest
The     careless     indifference     with
which   many   a,housewife   treats  litr
medicine     sometimes     results    in    a
tragedy  when   an    accident    happens
or she seeks for some harmless lotion  in a  hurry.
Among the many suggestions for
keeping poisonous subsJanccs separate freim the other contents of the
medicine chest is to have such bottles a different color, and when possible triangular in shape. They will
of course, be kept em a separate
shelf. Each bottle should bc carefully labelled, and besides the directions bear the name and use of
the  principal  antidote.
11 is a great mistake to keep a few
spoonfuls of medicine in bottles from
year to year. If you find you require
the same prescription from time to
time keep a duplicate of it and the
prescription number under which
your druggist filled it. Then when
it is needed it saves a great deal of
time to merely phone the number to
the druggist.,
Some of the many things that it
will be found useful to have in place
are: Measuring glass, bandages, absorbent .cottpn, syringe, alcohol
lamp, with porcelain or granite dishes
to fit, hot water bag, oiled silk, thermometer, camphor, healing salve,
good liniment, oil of smoke and oil
of cloves for toothache, boracic acid
(powdered and solution), carbolic
acid, castor oil, salts or sedlitz powders, quinine capsules, carbolic soap,
linseed,   sulphur,  alcohol.
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Vegetables   As a   Diet
Few at this time of day deny that
a large proportion of vegetables in
the diet is very often beneficial and
there is really very few things so appetizing as a well-cooked vegetable
dish. It will tempt to cat when meat
could not be even looked at. How
often, however, do we get it? Never
in a cheap restaurant, rarely in our
own  home.
Restaurant cook and home cook
are united in their idea that the one
and only dressing for a vegetable is
boiling water. Sometimes, it is true,
there may filter through the brain of
our gastronomical guides and providers the perception of a public
taste for savories.
In such moments there is added the
residue of the water, which remains
iu the vegetable dish, some butter of
dubious quality, or a sickly, cakelike
substance called white sauce. No.
Vegetarianism will never flourish under present conditions. It needs the
flavor of the thin meat and its watery
gravy, bad as it is, to make the restaurant cabbage, cauliflower, celery,
or onion palatable enough to eat.
Then, apart from the monotony of
dishes, there is that curious monotony of taste which might in irony be
called Restaurant Relish.
The  Wedding   Ring
No other finger than thc third of
the left hand is now ever considered
for either an engagement or wedding ring, but it was not always so.
At the time of the Reformation it
was just coming into fashion, and
the rule in the ancient Greek Church
was the use of the right-hand third
finger. Wedding rings have been
used back as far as wc have any records, and the right hand was the
favored  one.
There are no authentic reasons for
the change save that, the right hand
being in active use, the ring was
more liable to wear and injury, as
the gold used was exceedingly soft.
A fifth-century, writer speaks very
entertainingly of rings. It was then
the fashion to wear great numbers
of ihcm, elaborately set with jewels,
carved, and sometimes of massive
designs and proportions, so that
the bands thus laden were scarcely
lilted fe,r heavy work. Then the
rings, began to be worn exclusively
upon the left hand, leaving the right
eene free.
The fanciful reason given by many
for thc use of the third left-hand
linger is that it is nearest the heart,
and. as an old chronicle says, this
digit "hath especially the honor lo
bear rings." The story of lhe signet
ring has ail interest to all. for history tells iis that every free man in
Greece was privileged to wear his
signet ring, and it was a much-
prized possession. The custom was
evidently adopted from the Sabines,
and free citizens of Rome made
senile of theirs of iron. Afterward,
when   Rome  was   luxuriating   in   her
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tremendous power and was in the
height of glory, many a staunch old
Roman displayed his signet ring of
iron in token of bis regard for the
simple way in which Ihey used lee
History does not tell us just when
the custom of wedding rings originated but it was long before the
lime of Christ. Some say that tluring is an emblem of eternity, as the
circle has no beginning and no ending; and from the earliest time it was
regarded as a symbol of constancy
and fidelity, and exchanged in either
transactions beside matrimony where
evidences of faith and loyalty were
solemnly sworn to and sealed with
the sacred token. At first the signet rings wcre used in the marriage
ceremony, and in the sixteenth ccn-
lury "motto" rings came into favor.
Tbat means the plain golden circles
inscribed with "Until death," "Semper fidelis." "Two hearts that beat
as one," "Mizpah," ''We two together go," "One faith, one love,"
etc. These were called "posy"
Another reason for selecting the
third finger for the wedding ring is
thc fact that from the earliest time
the bishops or heads of the churches
wore the insignia of their office upon
that finger; the "high priest of the
temple" wore it as long as he retained his position, being placed therein the consecration  ceremony.
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Buying    Linens
Every woman should know how to
satisfy herself that she is buying the
quality of linen she is paying for.
The fibre of flax used in the best
linens is very long compared to that
of cotton, so that if the goods is
firmly pressed between tbe thumb
and forefinger one can easily see if
the material is "inclined to fuzz up."
Should it do so it is poor linen, a
cotton and linen mixture, or just cotton.
Good linens arc never highly dressed nor sized. Good linen has
enough natural gloss not to require
much dressing.
Linen is more absorbent than cotton, so that if the forefinger is
slightly moistened and applied to the
goods, the linen will "soak through''
immediately while the cotton will be
much slower.
Pure linen must of necessity be
high priced, since a whole acre of
blue-belled flax does not yield' . a
large amount of fibre. Then the
manufacture includes many different processes, involving a great deal
of time and labor, both of band and
machine. The bleaching alone is a
lengthy process. That the majority
of our linens are imported is of
course an important factor in the
Linen has one limitation. It takes
color readily, but the leaky fibre is
apt to lose some of the color under
the influence of sunshine or moisture or in thc laundry. It requires a
very strong mordant to fix it. So
strong, that stometimes the fibre is
thereby rotted and weakened. Domestic science authorities say that
there is no sure process for fixing
color in linen. Linen merchants refuse to guarantee the color of their
goods. Therefore, highly-colored
linens arc always a risky investment,
fur they are not at all pretty or attractive when they fade and lose
their color. A great deal depends
npeeii the manner of laundering.
Washed quickly, in water not too
hot, quickly dried, guarded from
stremg light, colored linens are often
fairly satisfactory. They are bound
to fade in time. It is always wiser
lee slick to white or ' i varying ecru
tones of the unbleached linens. They
will  bleach of course in  time.
Many people preler cotton sheets
and pillow-cases in cold weal hcr.
These arc undoubtedly warmer, but
on a hut night in summer linen is
far cooler and refreshing. This is
true because it is a good conductor
of beat and because moisture evaporates quickly from il.
The  amount  of  linen���and   reel I een
���thai any housewife requires varies] even lhat
greatly. It has been suggested thai
three pairs of sheets and pillow-cases
sheeiild be provided for each bed, six
huckaback (er similar towels, two
bath teewcls, two small face towell
and two wash cloths for each perse ,n. as well as about two tablecloths
and six table napkins apiece.
If on.' keeps a list of thc linens
thai arc needed and watches the annual bargain sales the supply may be
renewed al  reasonable prices.
water to supply steam. Cover
tightly anel cook  in  a hot oven   for
aboul half an beeur; then uncover
anel eon!; abeiut a quarter of an hour
meere to brown slightly. If Ceje.ked
in a slower oven, double lhe time.
Serve with cream e,r butter for breakfast, or with whipped cream for des-
serl   or lunch eer dinner.
Apple Batter Pudding���Peel and
Core a  half-dozen  nice apples and  set
closely   together   in   a   well-buttered
pudding dish. Sprinkle eever them a
half cupful of sugar and a cupful of
water;   cover   and   bake   until   tender
Take oul and partially cool before
pouring over them a batter made of
five heaping tabiespoonfuls of flour
silted with one leaspooniul baking
powder and a saltspootiful of salt,
then mixing with one tablespoonful
melted buter, three eggs beaten light
am! one pint of milk. Return to the
oven, bake quickly and serve with a
liquid sauce.
Apple and Sago Pudding���Peel and
core enough apples to fill a baking
dish. Kill the centres of the apples
with sugar seasoned with grated nutmeg. Have ready a cupful of sago
that has been cooked in water to
cover until clear, pour around the apples and bake an hour in a moderate
oven. If it gets too dry add a little
more water during the baking.
Serve cold with cream.
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Potato    Recipes .
Potato Soup���Take two pounds of j
potatoes,  two  onions,  two  sticks   of
ecle'ry,   and   one   turnip.     Wash    and
prepare them ill  the usual way,  then
cut in small, thick pieces and place in '
a  saucepan  with   three  pints  of boil- |
ing water, a tablespoonful   of   dripping,   and   pepper   and   salt   to   taste.
Boil   for   one   hour,   then   mash    the
vegetables with a wooden spoon; put
in  a  pint of skim  milk and   a  small
cupful of rice, and boil gently till the
rice is cooked.
Potato Cakes���Boil and mash one
ju mild and a half of potatoes with
one ounce of butter, then beat up an
egg with two tabiespoonfuls of milk,
and mix with the mashed potatoes.
Form into flat round cakes about one
inch thick, deep each cake into
flour and fry in boiling fat until a
golden brown, place on paper to
[drain, and serve with sprigs of parsley.
Potato Fritters ��� Rub three mealy-
potatoes through a sieve; add two
tabiespoonfuls of milk, one wcll-
beaten egg, a tablespoonful of flour,
a teaspoonful of flour, a teaspoonful
of ground cinnamon, and a pinch of
salt. Form into shapes, fry in deep
fat, and serve with powdered cinnamon and sugar mixed.
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A   Hand    Lotion.
For swollen, red and chapped'
hands one of the very best preparations, which is recommended by a
celebrated French physician, is made
as follows: Milk of lettuce, 200
grams; pure glycerine, 50 grains;
tincture of rem, 15 grains; salicylate of soda, 4 grams.
To make the milk of lettuce, take
the large, green leaves on the outside of the head of lettuce, pour
boiling waler over them, and let
stand for about five minutes. Pour
the water off and pound the leaves
to a paste; strain through a jelly-
bag, or a piece of clean cheesecloth. This lotion should be bottled
and  used  nighl  and  morning.
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Art of Laundering Lace
Persons who kneiw nothing of the
an of line laces are often driven to
distraction when they try to find out
owing I., iln conflicting character of
lhe   rules   laid  down.
Here are some words of wisdom
from lhe mouth of a woman who has
inherited a bet of old lace, which she
launders   herself   when   necessary:
"Boiling water, which 1 saw rec-
oiiinuiiil.'d in a recent article on the
lubject, ^lieiubl never be used," she
says emphatically. -'It would ruin
anything    but    imitation     lace,    and
Some Apple Recipes
The household seldom tires of apple dishes, and there arc hundreds of
ways of serving them and of economizing in more expensive desserts and
fruits. The houscwi.".' saves all her
apple parings to make jelly,
boils a slick of cinnamon in it now
and then, and at other times a piece
��� ef lemon or orange peel, thus making
a variety of flavors. F.ven the commonplace apple sauce may bc altered a little by the addition of a
clove or two and a small piece of butter, and when the apples are getting
tasteless you can improve them by
combining ��ith the juice left over
from a jar of canned truit. And how
many people cook their apples with
the skins on, I wonder? They arc
much tastier that way. This is how
you should do it:
Apple Sauce���Wash thc apples and
cut into quarters, without removing
skins or cores. Put them in a gran-
iteware stewpan, with about a cupful
of hot water to eight or ten apples.
Boil them very rapidly until soft.
Tip the fruit out into a colander and
with a potato masher mash through
every bit of pulp possible. Add a
cupful of sugar, a pinch of salt and
a small piece of butter. Put it on
the stove and let it just come to a
boil. If the apples are red this
method of cooking with the skins on
gives the sauce a beautiful pink color
and rich flavor. It is by far the most
rapid  way.
The baked variety of apple sauce is
delicious. Pare and slice as many
apples as you wish; put them in a
buttered dish, add sugar and bits of
butter, and one tablespoonful of hot
mild shrink to a string
if subjected to such treatment. Boiling water also scls thc dirt in a delicate fabric. If lace is io be made
clean without injury to itself tepid
water musl be used, and the lOBb
lUUSl never be rubbed directly upon
it. A suds of pure while soap and
tepid waler is what agrees with it
best, and in that the lace should soak
all  nighl.    X" rubbing is one of the
"In the morning the lace sheiuld be
lifted into new hair sieve and lukewarm waler poured over it until it
run;, clear. If it still looks soiled,
soak it again in suds and pinch
gently with a sideways motion and
9 eaped fingers the spot where dirt
or stain is. When all the dirt is
soaked out, rinse in blueing water
g|u. j mill ss a very creamy tint is desired,
in which case very warm, but not
boiling, water, to which a little clear
lea or coffee has been added, should
be  used  for  the  final  rinsing.
"Some persons prefer thc tea tint
le. lhat given by the coffee, and in
addition, there is no odor. It is best
to try a pi.ee of linen in the tinted
water before putting in the lace,-for
as the wet linen is colored so will
the lace be when it is dry.
"Before drying the lace wrap it in
a piece of old cotton cloth and
Squeeze hard, otherwise when it is
hung to dry the color will be deepest at the edge where it drips. The
best way to dry it, however, is to pin
it flat on an old counterpane and lay
it on a table so that it may be
smoothed by hand from time to
Spencer Robinson to be Re-tried
It was definitely stated last Thursday by Mr. A. H. MacNeill, the
crown prosecutor at the present
Vancouver Assizes, that Spencer
Robinson will be retried at the Victoria spring Assize, the date of which
has not yet been fixed. This change
of venue was determined upon after
consultation with the Attorney-
General's  department  at  Victoria.
Robinson has already been tried
twice before Vancouver juries, and
on both occasions the juries have
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?
Would it not be advisable for you to secure this improved form of
lighting ?
After you have considered the above queries visit our salesrooms
and ask the lamp counter clerk to demonstrate the difference between the Tungsten lamp and the ordinary carbon lamp.
For convenience of our customers we carry a full line of Tungsten
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18 months.
Subdivision of Block la, District Lot 655.
Main Street, frontage 33ft.xl02ft.���$2,650.
Inside Lots, 33ft.xl22ft.���$650.
Terms���one-quarter cash, balance 6 12 and 18 months.
Five per cent, commission to agents.
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Phone Sey. 1892
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
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It is not necessary to seek a
down-town room to play the great
indoor games on perfectly balanced
Next week I will open my new
pool room in the new block just
south of the Temple Theatre near
26th and Main Street. It will be
equipped with four pool tables and
the latest English billiard table in
attractive   and   sanitary   quarters.
This room will be conducted
in a strictly clean manner. It will
be under my personal eye and no
rowdyism   will   be   countenanced.
Play pool and billiards in the
finest  room  in  South  Vancouver.
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Parlors and Chapel:
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Residence Phone:    FRASER 25
(Day or night)
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Lame and Interfering horses will
receive ipeciil care and attention.
Atl kini's of hand-made shoes, running shoes, running plates, toe
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All horses entrusted to me will receive  every  care  and  attention.
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Ladies'  or  Gent's  Suits,  $25  up
ki 11. t.ii-\     \ timely
'i fii 1.1 boardi, i'e.11..wed
>i tingle that w.m through the
Portland   infield,  enabled   Vancouver
t -ee'  Portland in iln- last  ball  of
'!"��� ninth inning at the Fifth Avenue
ball le i Monday afternoon and finish
on the heavy end .ef a 2-1 score in
ilie' must exciting and belt played
game Been on local grounds ibis sea-
; Men. 11 was a great linisli and Would
' have provided the fellow who penned
"Casey at the Bat" with plenty of
material for tlu- season's best seller.
Se limutz's pitching and smart field-
I ing by both teams featured the combat
The game should never have reached the last half of the ninth, but a mis-
cue in the opening round gave thc
Colts their first run and things breeke
j ��vll for them right up until thc seventh, when tbe score was tied. In
I be ninth tbe Beavers made short
work of it and garnered a run without the necessity of stepping exlra
innings to accomplish the feat. They
got enough hits- in nine innings to
win a couple of games but the manner in which those Portland (.'..Its.
win, l<ieik like real pennant contenders this season, played spoiled some
line chances to grab runs at critical
stages e.f ih,. fracas. They gave Jimmy Agnew gilt edge support and pulled liiin out of some dangerous looking holes by brilliant fielding. It
teeok forceful i,lows to safe spots to
turn the trick and these the Beavers
finally managed to get, and picked
the game out of the lire.
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Here are said to be the best dozen
baseball players in the United
States, and the reasons for their selection:
Cobb, of Detroit���For bis gnat
i batting and running and the unexpected things he is always pulling
I off.
Wagner, of Pittsburgh���For his
superior fielding and lo watch the
awkward and peculiar manner in'
which he bandies himself upon the
Mathewson, of Xew York���For his
masterly pitching, his superb control and cool bead.
Lajoie, of Cleveland���For his hard
hitting, but more, perhaps, for his
graceful style of fielding, by which
lie makes the most difficult plays
look  easy.
Johnson, of Washington���For his
great speed, which he employs with
so little apparent effort; also for his
pleasing personality.
Walsh, of Chicago���For his extreme skill in the use eif the spitball.
bis at all times heady work and his
ability  to  pitch  day  in  and  day  out.
F.ddie Collins of the Athletics���
For bis consistent hitting, clever
base-running, sensational fielding
and possibly because lie is Ihe speed
link of the Athletics' infield play system.
Rube Waddell. late of lhe Athletics���Perhaps as good a pitcher as
ever twirled. An arm lhat never
tired, could and did pitch double-
headers, and held every strikeout record and feared no team of batters',
when geeing as be could.
Frank Baker of the Athletes���The
most dangerous man in a pinch, who
ever faced a pitcher. He is credited
with hitting a ball harder than any
man who ever lived, anil he twice
robbed the Giants of chances of winning a championship with home-
runs that could neit have been fielded.
Johnny Kvcrs, of Chicago ��� The
trigger, that by brain anil brawn.
made the infield of Chance, Tinker,
'anil Suinfeldt as star quartette,
livers is the equal of Collins as a
thinker,  but  not  physically.'
Archer, of Chicago���For his throwing, almost  matchless his bitting anel
liis  heart,    lie  caught   the  lasl   ten
games   of  last   Season   with   a   broken
Tris Speaker, eef Boston���For liis
wonderful throwing his great field-
inn anil bis hitting ability. Ile with
Wagner kept Ilie Red Seex in the
race  last   season.
Ty Cobb, of the Detroit team-
Without a doubt, is the best of
them all, the greatest star e.f all
lime, and the greatest box office
magnet thc game has ever known.
* * *
Vancouver is pretty strong behind
the bat at thc present time, but R. P.
Brown, president and manager of the
local talent, is not passing up any
players who arc likely to strengthen
up his team. He completed arrangements with Catcher Northrup, who
played with the Des Moines e^lub m
the Western league last season, and
the new catcher will report here for
duty on Wednesday. Brown expects
that the newcomer will make good.
He played line ball for Des Moines
lasl year, and if lie can bit his stride
here lie should be able to get a regular berth.
*   +   *
The new officers ..f the B. C. Amateur Lacrosse Association elected are!
Honorary president, Hon. T. W. I'aterson: honorary vice-presidents. Mr.
W Clark, Vancouver; Mr. L. Tait,
Victoria; Mr. C. A. Welsh, Westminster; president, Mr. James I. Keary,
Westminster; lirst vice-president, Mr.
IF Christopher, Victoria; scce.nd vice-
president, Mr. Milton Oppenheimer,
Vancouver; secretary-treasure
Ge.irgc I. Grimston,
executive council, Messrs. Fowler and
Gunn, Vancouver; Messrs. Mclnnes
and Lorimer, Victoria; Messrs H. M.
Welsh and H. W. Sangster, Westminster.
Graves; second vice-president, K
Jardine; secretary, K. Ser; executive, Messrs. Bingman, Fowerdew,
Maxwell ami Stenstron.
A schedule lor the allotment 'if
grounds was drawn up ami will bc
presented tei the parks be.arel ai their
next meeting by a delegation com-
posed 'ef the president, vice-presidents
ami secretary ol lhe association. The
meeting was well attended, lhe following organizations being represented : Vancouver Amateur Lacrosse association, Ceelar Cottage
Cricket club, Sunday Se'liool Baseball league, Wholesale Baseball league.  Commercial   Baseball  league ami
ihe Vancouver Amateur Football as-
K imn .U
ia,  Con
II   Bisailon; Bi
Je.ne -     and     Lii
Burnrty   Board   of  Trade   to   Send j Propcsed Grant   of $4<i'l0 to Vancou-
< in 11 e   of   the   lasl   ' ilympic
game -  ii   wai  predicted  that   i ���<
the  im' ir. - of the Stockholm fi iti
val   Would  be.  the  improvement   .mel
advance       shown      by      European
aibbie       That   a   European    nation
weiuld actually  icore more pointi  in
all   event!   than  either    the    United
States "r  the  British   Empire    wai
never   anticipated,   and    the    resSull
ihowi how the  revival of the  festival   li     "boomed"   iporti   .iml   pastime!     This is going een  and  it  may
be taken for granted that athletes will :
be   greatly  developed    in    Germany
during the next few years in conie-l
quenc    of the 1911  Berlin games, al-
Wayi   providing   Germany    ba?      iieei
challe    ed the British Empire to another     .rl eef contest  before  then.
Deputation to Victoria.
Hiinui and Bo e,man, the
Vain "ii, er brokei -. �� ho lasl wei k
negotiated the llurnaby municipal
beinel-. were the cause of an ani-
mated discussion at a meeting of the
Burnabj   Board of Tradi   respecting
the  eiiiibt   of  ib
The     matter
through       a      CO
Messrs.  Hunt'
,1   C.N.R.
ver   General   Hospital.
The matter of hi tpitai accommodation for South Vancou i r path nu
i|i !. I'.re the iie-ah'i committee
lasl Friday. As the hospital bylaw
li.nl been turned < 1 < - v. ���. ;i was considered by members ol the committee that some arrangement
ihould Ih- maele with the Vancouver
Genera] hospital, and ii wai luggest-
ed that a grant ot $4..'Kf) ihould be
of patients
was inirodiii
communication fr ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1 ami Boorman, who Imade towards the support
urged that the board should take im- prom the municipality,
mediate itepi to counteract the ef- Chairman Dickinson considered
fori- ..f the Seeuth Vaiice.uvcr Board that the appropriation of a lump sum
of Trade te. have the soulh end of"f $4.IKHI would be more satisfactory
the tunnel within the boundaries 'of than to contribute $1.00 per day for
S'Uiili Vancouver, "We wish in.the patient, unable tn pay. The Iat-
point out," the letter* stated, "that | ter system il was pointed out ncces-
ihere is a natural industrial basin in sitated the employment <>f a man to
South     Burnaby,     bounded    by    the |enquire into the cirsumstances of the
Only three teams will compete in
the Senior Amateur Lacrosse League
this season. V. A. C, Westminster,
Victoria and Fairvlcws competed for
the championship last year, but at the
annual meeting of the association,
held at New Westminster, Saturday.
Fairviews notified the delegates that
they would be unable to place a learn
on the field this coming season. They
however, hope tei compete again next
season  if they can  raise a team.
One of the meest important features
of the meeting was the reading of a
letter freem F. C. Hawen, London, offering to bring a team of English
amateurs to Canada this season, providing a guarantee of travelling expenses was forthcoming. The association decided to reply to Hawes'
letter stating that they would bc willing to hand over all of thc gate receipts taken in at any eef the games
in the West after the actual expenses
bad been  deducted.
I he-
referred  feir   con-
finance  committee.
in the Olympic games hai led mam   rv" "",""' ��outh, New   Westmin- ttowd work
Britis ers to ask why the British Em  lst" on ,he east' aml R,ver road   on !     ''"   raatter
pire ���   es not  lake steps  to seek mil I
talent among the natives of India audi     lne. boaru    Hedaei    to   appoint
South   \fr,ca.    It is a very big prob-l-Lf'm_m'""'..    comprising
lem, indeed, and needs some thinking
over.   Considering that    there    was
! river  on   tile   south,   Xew
sier on  the east, and  Riv
the ne.rth."
The   board    decided    to
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^    President
IT.  D.  Coldicutt  and   Mr.  F.  L.  McPherson,  to  visit  Victoria  and   urge
great opposition to the proposed beex-
ing match between Bombardier Billy
Well- and the cole.red champion, Jack
Johnson, it would hardly seein logical i" enrol colored athletes te> assist
the British Empire, though, strictly
speaking, they would be eligible. This
color question may yel crop up in
connection with the Olympic games,
and there is a strong feeling in many
quarter- that the festival sin mid lie
restricted to while races.
Burnaby's  claims.
up  in
look like making a clean-
le senior soccer division this
season. They have the league championship safely tucked away and are
in the final of both the National and
Westminster cup competitions. They
defeated Celtics ill the semi-tinal of
the National at Athletic Park by
four goals to two in a game that was
cbisely contested all the way through,
Tbe Black and White did not have
their usual team in the held, Bell and
Brass being absent from the forward
Neither of the teams showed their
true form, although Thistles played
well together in the second half. The
opening period was only fair. Thiseles
were never behind at any stage. They
scored lirst and then Celtics came
right back and evened up the count.
The Black and White then rattled on
another goal, but Manager Samson's
pets stuck right to their work and
equalized again. Thistles finally managed tei put on two more counters
and finished in front by a couple of
*    *    *
There was practically a complete
turnout of the V. A. C. lacrosse twelve
for their first practice of the season
at Atheletic park Monday evening,
and the boys put in an hour of light
exercise. It is a little early to see
how they shape, but all look lit and
will be in lhe best possible condition
for the first game, which is sclicduleil
for May 17. Regular practices will
be held at the park in future on Mondays,   Wednesdays   and   Fridays.
North     Vancouver     Will     Probably
Lease   Additional   Rights.
The  councillors   of  South   Vancouver appear determined that if the mu-
nicipalit"   cannot   get   adequate    educational   facilities  they  will  see   that |
^^^^^^^-^^^^^^^���^^^^^^^^���M    least,    residents    get    plenty    of!
*    a    a water.    With  that  laudable  object in I
view, members e,f   the  council   con-
In   ;.   recent     issue     the     London \ ferred  last  Thursday  with  the  -North
"Field'' says: So far as can be judg- ��� Vancouver    council    and    offered    to i
ed, there is every prospect of the flat  purchase   some  of   the   North   Shore I
i rights    in    800    inches    of    Seymour;
! Creek.
racing season being a satisfactory-
one. There arc as many burses in
training as there usually are. and at
present there would appear to be no
dearth eif owners, though in this direction a discordant note hai been;
stijucl, by the intimation that the ]
Duke of Devonshire will sell eiff not
only his horses in training but his i
breeding stock either before or after
the racing year is at an end. This
announcement should it prove to be
true, is a matter for deep regret, for
the turf is all the belter for the support of great territorial magnates
such as ihe Duke of Devonshire is.
and in these days there are not too
many of them. At one time the nobility and the untitled land-owning
class were the chief supporters of the
turf, but other times <>thcr owners,
ami now it is the successful financier,
the commercial magnate, or the
South African millionaire who pays
the high prices at the sales, or who
breeds largely and enters his horses
freely. We have also a fair number
of American owners running horses
in this country from time to time, and
though it is said that there is to be
a resumption of racing in the Lnited
States this year, it is hardly likely
that there will be���at present���any
falling off in the number of American horses which are to be found
running in this country. As usual at
the beginning of thc season, there is
a certain amount of grumbling and
there would .v.ear to be a party���'
probably a very small one���who
would like to see professional stipendiary stewards who have done the
we,rk gratitously ever since the sport i
has been under the care of the Jockey Club. In all probability the demand is not a serious one, and has
no force behind it, but there are al-
North Vancouver woubl met entertain this proposition, but offered to
consider a drawn up agreement for
the lease "f part of their rights. It
is understood that the council will
prepare  the agreement proposed.
It is considered that the rapidly increasing population of South Vancouver demands a larger available-
water supply than is provided by thei
300 inches of water rights in the | TEST
Seymour Creek already owned b.
the municipality.
Ctdets Being Recruited.
Ne s a good time for the youth
of South Vancouver to join the
cadets. Preparations are being made
by ihe district cadets for their summer camp at Howe Sound, an ideal
place for an outing of the kind. Boys
between the years of 13 and 18 are
invited to, join the ranks, and full
particulars may be obtained at St.
Mary's Hall. Fifty-second avenue
and Prince Albert street on Tuesday   evening,   which    is   thc    weekly
drill day.
Alleged Robber is Committed for
Trial to Higher Court
Charles j inner, who was identified
as one of the two men who robbed
the Northern Crown Bank at Central Park last July, of $1/30, was given his preliminary hearing befeire
Magistrate McArthur a week ago,
Saturday. After hearing the evidence
the Magistrate committed the accused to the common gaol in New Westminster te, await trial in a higher
Results   Stated   by   Engineer   to   Be
 H Satisfactory.
VICTORIAN ORDER OF NURSES i    Recently   test   borings   have    been
  I made   on   First   avenue  west   and   in
List  of  Contributors  Toward  Relief South Vancouver, where the main ar-
of Mrs. Askew and Family , teries of the Greater Vancouver sew-
Tlu-   Victorian   Order   of    District eraKe  sch,eme  '"  those  districts   are
Nurses   for   S.iuth   Vancouver   wishes I li' ����< and tl,e resu,ts' sa>'s Mr- A- D-
to thank all those who have during
the past winter contributed to the
Relief Fund in connection with the
The Order is now receiving donations ber Mrs. Askew who recently
best her husband, and is now left
with  f<mr  small  children  to  support.
The following donations have been
received for this special case :
Mrs. Musgrove SOc, Mrs. A. C. Stewart $100. Mrs. Machan 25c, Mrs. Rob
50c. Mrs. Walden $1.00, Newell Groc-
���eTy $2.10, Mrs. Cavers 50c, Mrs. A.
Shaytor  25c
,,   , JmtmMM ,   x.       ���    ways pete pie- in every n
Cedar   (.eet age  juniors  am    \ mat-1    ,     ., ���  ,'    , ��� -    ,     ,
, ��   . , ,   , who think thmu> can be- bettei
mo juniors played lo a one-goal draw1
at   Clark   Park   Saturday.    The  game
II     the     way
a fair repre-
The   teams
was   keenly   contested
through and a draw is
s.'iiiaii.en   of  the  play,
will play a return game
aged than they
clined tee object
ml   ^^^^
the existing rub
May 24.
Mr. K. I
a member
iweil, of Vict
the  Canadian   team   to
England in June for the Davis
representing  the  tennis  cham-
��� rid.
The  season  of  the   B.   C
Lacrosse  Association will
I May 17, when Victoria will
I Vancouver world's champions
letic I'ark in ihis city.   The i
schedule adopted  is  as  folio
McDougall $1.00. Mr:
Mrs. Annis 25c. Mrs. Mcl-'arlane 10,
Mrs. Hutchinson 50c Mrs. I Irvin
50c, Mrs. Jones 50c. Mt. Pleasant W.
C. T. V., $8.00 Mrs. T- Dickie $5.00,
Mr-. Wooseman 50c. Dalmatei 50c
and 1 Hi. tea, Mrs. Wordley 55c, Mr.
Knight $1.00, Mrs. Freeland 50c. Mrs.
Waterstone $1.00, A friend 50c, Mrs,
Moffatl $1.00, Mis K Brown $1.00.
Mrs. Black $1.00, Mrs. Walker -'5.'.
Mrs Class 50c, VV. II. Britters $1 CO,
Mrs. R. McLean 50c, Mrs ;i. \\, ,���;
50c, A friend 25c, Mrs. Taylor 50c,
A friend 25c. Schuman $1.(X), Mrs,
Cowan $1 00, Mrs Graham $1.00, don-
eur ated 25c, donated 20c, Mrs   Lovegrove
pen    em  $1,00,   Mrs,   Buller $1 00,  Mrs,   W.  S.
meet the I Pratt $1.00 Mrs.  McMillen  50c.  Mrs,
Phrenology *** Palmistry
(Formerly ot Montr����l)
SM   Gmnyille  Stmt,   Cpriwr  Robtnn
Hour���: 10 ��.m. to 9 p.m.
At the meeting of the local amateur
bodies held last Friday at the V, A.
C. a new association was formed that
will hereafter be known as lhe City-
Parks Athletic association, The
above association was formed to have
control of thc playing grounds, put
on a more systematic basis and to
do away with the squabbling that existed last year. The officials were
elected as follows : President, D.
Leith;   first  vice-pres:dent,   N.    De-
pionship of the world, reached Toronto last week and is .it the- King
Edward Hotel. Mr. Powell is already
on the way to the scene "i battle, having some personal business abroad
that will occupy his attention before
gelling down to the actual work of
preparing for the tournament. Mr.
Powell anticipates success for Canada in the early stages, when Africa
and Belgium are lei be met, and is
confident that the team selected by
the Canadian Lawn Tennis Association will give a good account of itself all  through.
The Big Four, otherwise known as
the D. L. U., held a meeting at I or-
onto last week transacting much of
their business, including the adoption
of a schedule and in addition had a
conference with Con Jones and Lionel Vorke, representing the British
Columbia interests in the game.
Everybody seemed satisfied at the
conclusion of the deliberations, and
Jones and Vorke left for home assured that the settlement of troublesome questions had been reached and
all danger of disruption passed.
A report of the business done will
be presented at a meeting of the
Coast clubs, to bc held in Vancouver
April 26. and the arrangement tends
to bc one with which New Westminster can hardly find fault. An important point of agreement was that
all of last year's players arc to be regarded as the property of the clubs
with which  they played.
This disposes of the Lalonde case
and all others, though there is nothing to prevent mutual arrangements
or deals for players, and one was
completed which gives McGregor and
McDougall back to thc Tecumsehs
from Vancouver, and strengthens
Charlie Querric's team in the weak
President Percy Quinn occupied tbe
chair and the representatives in attendance were : Toronto, R. J.
Fleming, J. V. McAree, Fred Hubbard and Ed. Upthegrove; Tecumsehs,
Sol. Soloman, Charles Querrie and
Fred Hambly; Nationals, A.. Caron,
J.      Cattaranich;       Irish-Canadians,
I uly
17���Victoria at  Vane
24���Westminster  al
31���Westminster  al
at Aih-
:i itnpleti
ws :
ittvi r
3���Vancouver al  Victoria.
14���Victoria  at   Westminster
2S���Victoria  at   Vancouver.
5���Vancouver at Westminster
12 Westminster at Victoria.
26���Victoria  at   Westminster.
2 or 4���Vancouver at Victoria.
9���Vancouver at Westminster.
16���Westminster   at   Vancou-
Fletcher 25c. I Sloan groceries $1.00.
\ friend 25c, G. C P 25c, W. I.
Prowse 5-': 00, Mi- R Morrison 60c,
A Lawson 50c, Mis Gracoma 50c,
Mrs (. Streel 25c, Mrs. Kalenberg
$1.00, II C. 50c. \ Friend $1.00, II
j.\l. N. $1.00, J. R, Peach $2.00 Mrs
I'e.iri'i   25c,   Ci asl   Lumber   &   Fuel
Cee.,    a    le   illl    of    W I
Any person wishing t��� > contribute
I to the Hind is requested tee kindly
send their donations to the following: Mrs. VV. J. Prowse, treasurer
fe.r the Victorian Order. 4607 Main
Street: e.r In Mrs. T. Dickie, president. 226  10th   Avenue  Wesl.
Water Services Increased.
It was reportedly Mr. J. Mullet tee
the water committee at the council
meeting last Friday, that 95 water
services had been installed during
the previous two weeks, making a
total number of 7.436 to date. The
cosl of the maintenance of the waterworks department during these two
weeks   was   over  $8,000.    '
To Aid Creche in Vancouver
Upon the recommendation of
Health Inspector Pengelly. the
health committee of the council decided that a grant of $200 be maele'
toward the creche in Vancouver,
which is used by mothers of South
Creer. engineer in charge, arc quite
satisfactory. As soon as the reports
of Engineer Rust and Thomson are
made te' the Provincial Government
there is no reason, he says, why the
construction of the South Vancouver
section should not go on immediately.
It was thought necessary in order
to obtain the tunnels to make borings to ascertain the nature of the
material, The borings were to furnish the government engineer with
data by which they could check up
the estimates of the joint sewerage
commission. These borings have
given satisfactory results, it is said,
no great obstacles having been dis-
Engineer Thomas has ecu in
Vancouver recently going eever the
ground where the proposed wurk is
to be done, and makin;; estimates as
tee the ceest. with which iee compare
the estimates of the commission,
whose bonds the Provincial Government has decided to guarantee. The
reports of Mr Thomson and Mr.
Kiisi. city engineer of Victoria, arc
, xpected to go befeiri the g< ivern-
ineni probably bj il end of this
month, li will then be only a matter of issuing the proclamation giving the joint sewerage commission
power in 'io the construction work
and  furnishing n   with  funds.
Mr. (.'reer beliei es lhal the o - n-
mission will be in a position ie. call
for tenders for the construction of
the South Vancouver trunks in a
-hurt time. That pan of thi scheme
would be started first, he -ays, because the need of sewers in Smith
Vancouver is greatei than that of
any   other   district   on   the   peninsula.
Revision    Court.
The date of sitting of thc court of
revision   on   the   assessment   roll   has
been fixed for Thursday, May 22, at
HI o'clock.
I man
A   Surprise   Party
A number of the friends of Mr. and
Mrs.  J.   N.   Mouat  gave  them   a   surprise    at   their    home.   28th    avenue
casl.  recently,  when   a   very  pleasant I w]j_    :
evening was spent. money
Among those present were: Mr!kn,ewii
and Mrs. Fraser. Mrs McLean. Mrs.'
Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. McDuff. Mr.
and Mrs. Pettigrew. Mr. and Mrs.
Prowse, Mr. and Mrs. Cowen; the
Misses Kelly, Wilson. Weir. Jessie
and Dorothy Mouat, and Messrs.
Wilson, McGovin. McGowan, Akens
and  L.  Mouat.
A   clerical-looking    gentleman,   in
the   hope   of  obtaining    a   contribu-
iitcrcd the office of a newspa-
nd, finding  the  editor   in, lie-
Collingwood Social
The committee and those responsible for the different socials which
have been thc source of so much delight during the winter months at thc
Collingwood Library, were entertained on Wednesday night of last week.
Several pieces from Franklin's orchestra were enjoyed. Mr. and Mrs Robt.
Flack. Mr. Timperley and Mr. Herbert Kent among others are to be
congratulated on the excellence of
the  arrangements.
��� mm s	
Mr. John R. Redmond, of Collingwood East, has returned from a trip
to Southern California. While in the
south he visited the oil-fields.
am soliciting aid  for  a
of   refinement    and   inte
is   in  need    of   a  little
but   is   too   proud    tc
bis  sufferings."
"Why!"    exclaimed    the    editor,
���I'm  the only  man  in  town  answering   that   description.       What's    the
gentleman's name?"
"I'm   sorry    to   say   I   am
liberty  to disclose  it."
"It  must  be me,  parson.
prosper   you   ill   your    good
said  the  editor, wiping   away
not    at
DR.   A.   J.   BRETT
Cor. 25th  Avenue and   Main  Street
Phone:     FAIRMONT  2056
Charlie  Brown  has  opened a  Barber
Shop at the
Fairmont Pool Room
19th Avenue and Main St.
Cigars, Tobacco,  Cigarettes,  Candies
and Soft Drinks
D. D. DENMAN, Proprietor
Vancouver vs. Portland
April 25 and 26
Gardening for Amateurs
Mrs    I..   A.   Miller  in
"Suburban   Life.")
Tbe fact is thai gardening is the
ield fable of perpetual labor; and I,
for one, can never forgive Adam, or
whoever il was who let in the roots
of discord. I had pictured myself (Ian
sit tin- at eve. with my family, in the
shade of twilight, comtemplating a
garden hoed. Alas! it is a dream not
to be realized in this world.���From
"My Summer in a Garden," by
Charles   Dudley   Warner.
  i to  spring  into  life.     Many  beautiful
My first practical garden, where j wild things came up also in the
the result depended entirely upon my I loam, showing how thickly nature
own efforts, was made in the rear of!plants a bit of ground. There were
a village lot, under the most un-|a few violets, a great many tiny wild
promising     conditions.      From     th
been allowed lo greiw and seed
themselves undisturbed feu- years.
Then, from the woods came millions
of tiny, latent seeds, that had been
discharged from bursting pods in
the autumn, wafted there on silken
sails by the wind, dropped there by
birds who had feasted in distant
or carried there by animals
and brushed off their fur. To add
still further to the variety of my collection, many other sorts came in
wilh the fertilizer.
They all grew.    As fast as I pulled them up 1  made  room for others
suburban home of my girlhood, with
its shady acres, its grand old trees,
and well-arranged premises, was
a change indeed. The house was in
the new, crude state, fresh from the
hands of carpenters and masons, and
the back-yard, which was my whole
estate, contained a great heap of
clay from the cellar. It was covered wilh rubbish of all descriptions,
and nothing grew there except weeds
which were higher than the fence.
The only encouraging thing about
the situation was that the lot sloped
down to the edge of a beautiful
stream, whose shore was held by the
roots of four great willows.
Spring was coming on when we
took possession of the house, and
it seemed impossible to have a garden that summer, but we went to
work with a will. The yard was leveled down, leaving old tin cans and
other rubbish to help fill up and for
drainage; over this the clay from the
cellar was spread evenly, and a dressing of rich, black loam, brought us
by a farmer from the edge of the
woods nearby, was spread upon the
clay. Several loads of fine fertilizer
completed the treatment. To keep
the lot high enough to prevent flooding in times of high water, a low
wall of stones, which the country
people call "nigger-heads," was laid
jiist inside thc willows. Without
this precaution, thc first heavy rain
would have washed that good black
soil into the next county. The backyard, which was in time to become a
garden, now stood high and dry,
with a three-foot wall of stone.
There was a path under the willows,
a bit of grass, and then the river.
That same spring, wc put in a
hedge of arborvitae, to define the
lot and, in time, give privacy to our
garden. It was too late to sow grass
seed, so the entire yard was laid
out in flower-beds. It was astonishing what grew on that small lot that
summer. Thc spaces at the end of
the back porch were filled with asters on the south and geraniums on
the north. Two circular beds in the
center wcre planted with cannas,
bordered with coleus; the large beds
near the house were set with gladiolus bulbs, and those farther back
with verbenas in mixed varieties. A
few permanent things wcre also
started beside the house; two climbing roses���the "Dorothy Perkins"
and the "Crimson 'Rambler"���a hydrangea at the foot of the steps, and
a Clematis paniculata down at the
edge of the lot near the river. I also
sowed a row of sweet peas which I
thought I must have, across the end
of the lot. Annual vines were sown
where permanent climbers were
meant  to  be  in  time, by the  porch.
We   had  a  wealth  of   bloom   that
summer, after all.    How the flowers
did  grow  in   their  new  ground,   and i
every  weed  that  wc  thought wc had I
buried    loo     deep     feer    resurrection, |
thrusl   ils   head   up   in   derision!    All |
en'  my spare time was given  lo freeing hedge and flower-beds from their
unwelcome intrusion. In a little
book published several years before
I was born, I have found some observations on weeds which might
have been inspired by the condition
of my garden thai lirst summer; I
would recommend that all amateur
gardeners read the ''Third Week" of
Warner's "My Summer ill a Garden"
feir consolation. His remarks on
weeds in general are very soothing
and appropriate; but those on "purslane." and what I have always called "jointgrass," but which he terms
"devil-grass," appeal especially to
me, because these rampant pests
came up thick in my garden.
f regret that he said nothing about
"malice." Perhaps it did not grow
among his vegetables; if it did, I am
sure he would have considered it
worth mentioning. For the benefit
of some who may not be familiar with
this hardy plant, I will describe it:
It comes up with an innocent looking
ivy-like leaf, which tries to delude
you with thc idea that it is something you have sown; but if you
leave it, to determine what it is, it
puts out a little purple blossom and
many prostrate stems. In a few
clays the blossoms become seedpods,
and I will not attempt to say how
many generations will grow and
flourish in a single season. If you
ever find one of these little plants
in your garden, do not touch it with
the hoc or attempt to pull it up, but
get a spade and dig up a cubic foot
of earth, and sift it, burning all the
roots that remain in the sieve. Such
a course makes rather unsightly holes
in lawn or flower-beds, but may be
successful in getting rid of the
As affording a complete collection
of the weeds of that section of the
country, my garden was certainly a
success; and, if I had'been desiring
to study their growth and habits
and to collect specimens for a weed
herbarium fperhaps I should say a
"weedarium")', I need not have wandered from own dooryard. To begin with, I had inherited a piece of
ground where Ihe rankest specimens
of burdock, malice, and ragweed had
rose bushes, some yarrow, and a few-
daisies, but, prettiest of all, the delicate vines of the blue vetch, which
sorang up around the hedge and
draped it in midsummer with their
purplish blue blossoms. All of these
pretty wild visitors were made welcome when they did not interfere
with the cultivation of the beds. Another intruder was the wild buckwheat, which came up everywhere,
and tried to convince me by its persistence that it would be wiser for
me  to  raise pancakes  in  my garden.
I could soon go over the beds and
leave them clean and smooth, but
how the weeds did play at "hide-
and-seek" in that hedge! They
would hide beneath it arid grow until,
when they saucily looked over the
top, it took all my strength to grasp
the strong stalks and uproot them. I
was willing to fight anything that
would strike fair and above ground,
but, oh, that treacherous malice and
joint-grass! One plant uprooted
usually meant a dozen broken rootlets, which immediately sent up a.
dozen new plants to confront me.
Warner calls this joint-grass an instance of total depravity among
vegetables, and says that the only
sure way to get rid of it is to "take
one part hoc and two parts fingers
and dig it out, not leaving a joint
anywhere. It will take some time,
say all summer, to dig out thoroughly
a small patch; but, if you once dig it
out and keep it out, you will have no
more trouble."
In the fall, I planted some tulip
bulbs in the canna beds to brighter
my early garden, and placed some
clumps of cream, lavender, and purple iris at the foot of the stone wall,
near the water's edge. I was not
sure that they would winter there,
but they nearly all lived, and the
pleasure they gave those who passed in boats repaid me for my trouble.
I also placed another clematis by tbe
With the storing of gladiolus and
canna bulbs, and a few geraniums in
the cellar, and a last onslaught on
the weeds, the work of the first
summer was over; and during the
long winter months we considered
our mistakes and successes, and
planned to make the next year's
work more effective.
The Second Summer
The love of dirt is among the
earliest of passions, as it is the latest. Mud-pies gratify one of our
first and best instincts. Fondness
for the ground comes back to a man
after he has run the round of pleasure and business, eaten dirt, and
sown wild oats, drifted about the
world, and taken the wind in all its
moods. The love of the ground is
as sure to come back to him as bc
is sure, at last, to go under the
ground  and   stay   there.
���Charles  Dudley  Warner.
The early spring days awaken a
restless longing, and a desire lo wurk
in lhe moist, black soil before the
frosi is scarcely out. One feels
vaguely lhe movement ol" thc great
awakening life in lhe river as it
throws off ils winter shackles, the
dim stir beneath lhe sod, lhe home-
seeking of the birds within the forest. The mind chafes al the delay,
and we spend much lime over the
seed-boxes, making everything ready
for bedding-out. If it were not for
the tulips lhat arc sending closely
wrapped buds up through their blankets, we should almost welcome the
April freeze; for it checks the fever
of impatience produced by the microbe of gardening and gives us a
chance  lo do something else.
When the first really settled warm
weather comes, all thc seedlings and
plants clamor to bc put out at once
and stretch their cramped roots. The
pansies, verbenas, and asters are getting tall aud spindling; the slips of
geraniums arc branching and determined (o bloom; while Ilu- gladiolus
bulbs are sending litle exploring
beaks out into the light. We set
these bulbs deeper than last year,
1'uNv six inches, lhat they might not
require so much staking. A pail of
sand was brought from the river
bank and a little placed with a
trowel iu each hole; this protects
the bulb from possible contact wilh
fertiliser which will injure, if not entirely destroy it.
Transplanting the seedlings is a
very particular and wearisome task,
but I lost scarcely one. Holts or
rows were made in the soft beds,
then a portion of the soil full of little
plants broken away from the box,
and the little white roots carefully
separated, placed in proper positions,
ami the soil tenderly pinched about
the stem up to the first leaves. It requires much patience, but it reduces
thc florist's bills, and there is a great
deaL more satisfaction in growing a
plant from a seed to perfection than
in one adopted, when half-grown,
from the hothouse. The plants
adapt themselves immediately to
their new bed, especially if a warm
rain  follows  their  setting out,
Geraniums are not much work to
bed out; it only needs a sharp rap on
lhe bottom e,f lhe pot, and you can
hold lhe hall of root-filled earth in
your band and place it in position
with no -hock lo its growth. It is
met very safe lo put cult cannas and
ColeUS loo early. SO my tulips hail
plenty oi time to bloom iu the round
Whenever 1 had any Sparc time, I
rooted and set out a border, that all
my beds might be defined that summer, and thus bring out the plan of
the garden clearly. The border
which I used I have never seen advertised in any catalogue, nor do I
know its name. From its fleshy, succulent character and readiness tu
root, I should judge that it is a member of the purslane family. I started it from cuttings from my mother's
garden, and have never seen it
grown except by those lo whom wc
have given it. It is an ideal border.
If allowed to grow unchecked it
would put out long trailing branches,
but we set the small cuttings about
three inches apart all around the
beds and, as soon as they were well
started, clipped off the tops. By frequent clippings, it formed a dense
mossy mat, which by fall was nearly
a foot wide, round and compact. It
was never injured by sun or dry
weather, propagated easily, and took
little sustenance from the beds. It
would, if allowed, put 'forth a yellow star-shaped blossom; but, if permitted to bloom, it became scraggly
and lost its effectiveness. In the fall,
I lifted a large clump and put it in
box in the cellar for next summer's
supply. At first I rooted the cuttings in a box of soil, but soon discovered that I could save much trouble and space by placing the slips in
a glass of water in a sunny window;
thc glass would son become full of
roots, ready to set out on some
cloudy,  showery day.
This second summer showed some
progress. The plan of the beds remained the same, but, verbenas glowed on the one side and white on the
other. Three pansy beds were added, one mixed varieties, another of
lhe ''Black Prince," and a third of
clear yellow. A few new roses, also,
among them the red and the while
Mamaii Cochet and the La France,
occupied the space where the mixed
asters grew last year. The Dorothy
Perkins climber had several bunches
of blossoms in June, and then went
to work putting out long, reddish-
brown runners for the next season,
ft  certainly  promises  well.
The birds were beginning to find
this little oasis in a desert of neglected back yards,, and were searching
for nesting-places; the hedge was
stretching up and doing its best to
shut out unpleasant views at the side;
the whole front of the lot was occupied by the house and the rear by
lhe river. Very private, indeed, was
this garden, which could be reached
only through the house or by boat.
M,y planting was finished, and June-
had brought her wealth of life and
beauty; my garden was full of buds
and promise; when all at once I was
shut away in a darkened room, and
everything became unreal. The
world, not I, was ill, and it made me
strangely dizzy to look at the sun-
shine and the leaves which tossed
and  writhed  with  pain.
ed       *       *
Where to Have a Garden
Everybody has one idea in mind,
in leaving their city home to taste
the joys of living in the suburbs���to
have a graden. Few city-bred folks
know more about such a venture
than the general truism that things
grow in rich soil. So, when they purchase their country home, little is
done to determine thc gardening
possibilities of the place. Perhaps
they scratch up the soil a bit, and, if
it looks dark and wholesome, they
are satisfied. Perhaps they inquire of
some ancient gardener in the vicinity concerning the fertility of the
soil.    But that is as far as it goes.
Thc main thing to remember, in
settling this weighty matter as to
the location of the garden, is that
most plants need sunlight.
First, then, in selecting the garden-
site, pick om a slrclch e,f land on a
southern slope, if such a choice is
possible, ilu- question e,f sunlight is
effectively    settled    once    fm-    ail.
Avoid land slopping away from the
sun, or you may spend much useless
time and effort, and fail lo have a
real  garden,  afler  all.
If ymr laud is perfectly level and
there are no slopes, lhe next best
thing to do is lo plant the rows, of
whatever crop you are attempting to
raise, north and south. If planted
east and wesl, the rows will overshadow each other when they are
up a way. Xnrlli and south rows insure good sunlight to the seedlings
when Ihey are small and need most
For the successful growth of
plants and vegetables, one must
have a friable soil. If the earth is
siicky and tee heavy, it will be necessary to till or ploy in sand, leaf-mold,
or other decaying vegetable matter,
when you fertilize the plot.
There is so much to pratical gardening, no matter in how small a
way it is pursued, that it has never
all been written, and never can be.
But the start of the garden is, after
all. of prime importance, and the
common sense suggestions given
above may afford the tyro in suburban gardening something to start on.
and save him some mistakes.
down  tor nourishment, thereby K'y-
ing Ihcm a better grip e,n the soil,
.nel aiding in the support of future
cropi eif fruit. Peache- are suited 1"
'.noils and hillside s, in se.il having I
enough sand lo In- porous. Apples
and pears arc well suited tei level
iracls  of  soil   a   little   heavier   in    ils j
Soil    lhat    has    lacked    cultivation j
musl  be well and  deeply  worked   for
some   time   before   the   Irees   are   set. i
and,   if   the   green    soiling   crop    of i
clover is not resmicd to, a good coaling  of old,  black,  rotted  manure,  at
least    four    months    old,    should    he
spread over  the  soil  and  worked  in.
The work of planting must be done
while the young trees are dormant.
In Ihe Middle States, the work can
be dune in lhe late fall with a good
mulch placed over the roots by December first; but in many other sections it i.s necessary to leave this
work   until   early   spring.
In each hole where the trees are to
be set, good top-soil mixed with raw-
bone meal should bc used, and the
soil worked mealy well beyond the
present root limits. The excavation
should have a convex, rather than a
concave, bottom, allowing the roots
lo spread out and down.
In selecting specimens, eschew
those with elaborate tops, preferring
instead those with abundant fibrous
roots and meager tops. These fibrous roots are the feeding agents of
the young tree, and must not become
withered by exposure to the air. For
this reason, a clump of earth should
always be lifted with the roots, and
covered with burlap, to retain the
moisture until transferred to its new
location. Dipping the roots iu a
mortar-like mixture of earth and
waler is an Important aid in preserving the life of these root fibers.
A certain amount of pruning, both
of the root and   the   top, is  usually
necessary.     Sometimes    this   is   done j
at   the    nursery.      In     rout-pruning,
about one-fourth of the length of the
heavy   roots   is   cut   squarely  off,  in-1
ducing   a   large    growth    of   feeding [
roots.    The top must  be  shortened,
thereby   lessening   the    transpiration)
due to a large top with abundant foi-'
iage, until the growth of rools allows
an adequate supply of moisture.
In sections where young trees
from the nursery must await planting for some time, they are heeled
in; that is, they are placed in a deep
trench without separating the bundle,
the tops being inclined southward, if
possible, and the roots and a portion of the stems well covered with
Start  a   Garden
If there werc not the .incentive of
having a garden from the pleasure
one gets from working in the soil,
there is the added inducement, these
modern days, that it is the one sure
way to help reduce the cost of living. Decide to have a garden, and
grow both vegetables and flowers in
it. Plan it now���before the frost is
'iut of the ground���for two reason's:
First, that you may go about the matter systematically; and, second, that
you may get your orders for seeds
and plants to the seedsman in ample
time to allow for their proper filling. And, quite as important, be
sure that you are dealing with a
seedsman who is thoroughly reliable
and of national repute. It is poor
consolation, when your crops fail, to
recall that you slighted quality for
quantity when  ordering.
Jf you have been gardening before,
do not tie yourself up too closely to
a few old varieties. Try some of the
new things, if they are recommended
by a reliable seedsman. Remember
lhat the novelties of today are the
standard   varieties   of   tomorrow.
Burnaby   Asked    to     Follow   South
Vancouver's  Good  Example.
Seiulh Vancouver and Burnaby are
sister municipalities, but as in the
besi of regulated familie-s, misunderstandings sometimes ruffle the even
tenor of iheir mutual concord. For
it seems thai while Burnaby tradesmen can seelicil orders in Seiulh Vancouver without let or hindrance, solicitors from the later municipality
are inconlcnily prosecuted if round
'iui  doing the same  in   Burnaby.
This fly in Ihe maple syrup ol" the
Otherwise sweet reasonableness prevailing between lhe two municipalities has been discovered by the Collingwood Business Men's Association.
As suggesled ill a letter from that
association, the clerk of the one council was instructed to write to the
clerk of the other council calling attention to lhe matter, and suggesting a mutual agreement for free.
reciprocal  rights  of soliciting.
Fruit Tree Planting
Preparation for future fruit should
not begin merely with the setting
of the trees, but prior to that. A
year before is not too soon. Many
successful fruit growers grow luxuriant crops of clover on land intended for fruit trees. This, being turned under, fills the soil with plenty
of plant-food, and gives the trees a
good send-oft. By the way, it is
this send-off of rapid and vigorous
growth during the first three years
of its life that determines the future
of the orchard.
Before deciding upon a proposed
orchard tract, it is necessary for the
grower to understand the action of
his soil as to water.* It must be well
drained, with a subsoil that tree roots
can readily penetrate. Most of our
fruit    trees   send    their    roots    well
A   Kentucky   Court
Congratulations, also a genial
I hump on its judicial back, to the
Kentucky court which refused a disappointed swain $19999 damages for
thc b'ss of his best girl through a
telegraphic mistake.
This misguided suitor wired Ilis
inamorata to meet him in Louisville, (here lo be joined in wedlock.
A telegraph operator, probably
thinking more of quitting time than
of the work in hand, nonchalantly
changed Louisville to Nashville. Ensuing horrors! Waiting girl���tears
���lamentations���indignation, not to
be appeased  by later explanations.
Kentucky, oh, Kentucky! This
girl, who might have been regarded
as pie or cake by someone else, was
certainly bred in old Kentucky, so
far as her erstwhile sweefheart was
.Wisely did an indignant court decide that any man who listed a lost
wife at the shoddy price of $19999
couldv. not hc damaged. A betrothed
in even a poor state of preservation
ought to be worth $2000, but to
mark her down to $19999 could only
show that the owner himself considered her as shelf-worn and passe.
Thc world weeps for the man   who
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has dragged a vaunted blue-grass
womanhood through the bargain
counter dust. _
And up to a late hour the indignant lady had entered no claim for
the loss of a husband who set up no
greater demand for damages over
her taking away than he would had a
truck  knocked   him   down   and   skin-
ned his nose.
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A   Glee   Club   Concert.
The first annual concert of the
Glee Club of the King Edward High
School was held last Friday jr. the
new and very beautiful auditorium of
the school. Any movement to teach
Canadian children the joy of music
sheeiild meet with sympathy from all
who care for their real welfare^ and
il is to be hoped that i when- the
threatened "economizing" in Vtin-
e-.eiiver education begins, Mr. Harold
Hicks, the music master, will be let
alone, for the children's souls' sake.
Hc has already done much with his
choir of flft- <rirls, but there is much
more still to be done before their
voices get the physical freedom thai
a good singer finds such a vast econ-
eiiny of strength.
J-'or the nu si part Ihey do not yet
know how lo nae their lips, how I"
eepeu fheir mouths, how to poise
Iheir bodies, and with many of thein
the movements of their arms in dramatic action have about the grace of
a tcn-trent doll. One wonders it
Greek girls ever passed through the
"flapper" stage. They wcre surely
Caught at lhe beginning of the awkward period, and somebody taught
them how to walk into a room, whal
to do with their arms, how to hold
their heads and release their voices.
In this democratic country one
thinks sometimes rather regretfully
of the, eeld fashioned ladies' schools
jrfiat had much nie,re connection with
Greek culture than the scraps oi
Greek grammar that wc sometime
are content to give to our modern
girls who can neither walk nor talk
decently. \Tt'KI).\Y,  APRIL 26.   1913
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heew delightful the pari may be, or
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thousand! of times as no less than
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"The Merry Widow." which cieines
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Iwe, nights have done. These live
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Mr    ||    ii.   Dean   has  now  taken
eer tin- management ol the "Dreamland" Theatre, formerly the "Temple,
in Main Street, South Vancouver
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��� ui t.ie former days, and 2.30 p.m. e.n
��� li-   latter days.
r'.-the's weekly and gazelle, which
itvp topical pictures of the world, are
jeing regularly shown, and always
'  "'ii  an  immense attraction.
A number of changes and Improvement! are being made to the hall, all
��� I which will add to the comfort and
ci iivenicnce  of  the  theatre.
Mr. Dean is the owner of the
theatre, having recently purchased the
building. He is now residing at 43
Twenty-sixth Avenue East, South
Vancouver, having formerly run the
Oreamland Theatre of Vernon, B. C.
A Fire Protection Bylaw
The bylaw for lhe "suppression of
fires," which received its lirst reading al the Council meeting on Monday, is designed to compel the provision of proper safeguards in public
buildings in South Vancouver against
fire. All theatres and other buildings of ihe kind must be provided
with exits in proportion to their seat-
ng capacity. I'e..pie frequenting such
���nii-rtainiiieiits are to be prohibited
from occupying the aisles, thus minimizing the dangers  of a crush.
i Ither buildings must mstal adequate fire-fighting apparatus. Lumber mills especially will be required
to provide a sufficient number of fire
hydrants in their yards to meet fire
emergencies. By the passing .ef ihis
bylaw industrial buildings in general
will be legally forced to make pro-
vi-ie.ii for an efficient hrc-fighting
New Wiring Inspector
Mi I. F Rawden, assistant in the
wiring inspector's office, was appointed bv the Council at a meeting of the
finMce committee ,��i Tuesday as successor of Inspector Morns, recently
Englishmen travelling there, and
wh.n lb,- Itory begins it belongs to
M Marsleev,   an   orphan,     having
be.-ii left in her as an inheritance.
Th, tribe of Indians are- determined
let obtain I hi-, treasure, as it contains
iln sacred gem known as the "Great
Mi mil." anel they send to England a
South Sea Island dwarf named "Tonga to steal back the treasure which
is in the hands of Major Sholto. The
wonderful thrilling situations caused ley the theft of the jewels, the pur-
suii of the criminals by Sherlock
Holmes, the detective, his marvellous
Ncapi from death in the old Thames
boal house, creates many exciting
climaxes. Walter Sanford as Holmes
well depicts the subtlety of the great
detective. Isabelle Fletcher as Lady
Sheelio excels, while Meta Marsky is
B very lovable Mary Marslon. V. T.
Henderson, Harold Xelson. Tilly
Armstrong, \shU-y Cooper, and all
thi   different players are excellent.
S'ext week will be offered eene e,f
the best and most potent dramas that
th.   world   has  ever  seen.    This  will
Madge Kennedy with "Little Miss Brown," Imperial
Theatre. April 24, 25 and 26
thy has now reached the stage where
he i- willing to do almost anything
mi earth to be away from the pan of
Nova   Kovich,
*     *     st
Olive Harper Thome, who i- Mrs
Dennisen in "Little Miss Brown,"
the Bartholomae farce given al the
Imperial Theatre mi the 24th, 25th
and 26th, was last seen lure in the
leading feminine role in "The Gentleman from Mississippi." Miss Thornt
is the daughter "i John Chamberlin,
the famous bon vivante of Washington, D. C, whe.se restaurant, during
his lifetime, was known all over the
world, a~ a meeting place of diplomats, soldiers, statesmen and the
uuest prominent people in Washington, Shortly bei..re Ilis death Inbuilt the Hotel Chamberlin at Mew.
port News, perhaps thc largest resorl
hotel mi the Atlantic coasl Miss
Thome's  uncle  was  Charles Th..rne.
one  of  the  best  known
the  past   generation.
Avenue Theatre
"Thelma," probably the best-known
and ni">i populai ol Marie Corelli'j
romances, has in the stage version
been delighting huge- audiences al
the Avenue all ilii^ week II is hand
somely staged and capitally acted and
with the two "i three remaining per
formances will go to join thc long li-i
of triumphs achieved bj the Lawrenci
Stock Company al this popular playhouse,
For next week, starting Mondaj
evening, April 28, Messrs, Lawrence
and Sanducky announce a superb pr..
ductii n "i Edward Sheldon's great
play. ''The Boss." Mr. Sheldon is
undoubtedly ihe leader of the younger school of American dramatists. He-
has raced rapidly to the front with
such   great   successes   ..-   "Salvation
Nell, I'he Nigger," and "The High
Road." in which latter play Mis- Fiske
is  now  appearing  in   New   Ye.rk   city
Perhaps ibis young author is to .un.
the great American play, certainly in
"The Boss" he has come very near it.
The   character   of   Michael   Regan   as
"The  Boss" is easily  recognized by
anyone familiar with   New   York  state
politics.      His   prototype   exists   in
many   American   citic-.   a   man   whee
forces Ilis way upward by sheer bulldog tenacity and strength of purpoi
from   the   lower   strata   ill   which   hi-
birth   had  placed  him.     Opposite  bin
we have Emily Griswold, born to tin
purple, an aristocrat lo her linger np>
It is the struggle betwen these strong
natures which furnishes ih.- motivi
of the play, and the contest is a thril
ling one. with the interest sustatnei
to the very end of four splendid acts
Thc role of "The   Boss" created  b)
Holbrook  Blinn, will be assumed bj
Del. S. Lawrence and that "I the her
nine.   Emily  Griswold,    will  fall    i
Maude   Leone,  and   g"...l   work     ma
be   expected   from   both   Hum-   lie..
artistes,   All the favorites of ih   com
pany will appear in the support, hat
ing   important   roles   assigned   them
This   will  be  one   of  the import tn
e\ems oi' the season al  ii <���  Aveni
Ind   should   met   be   mis-eel  by   lovcn
.!' good nrania.
*    *    *
Empress Theatre
That famous play, "The    Sign    <��� t
the Four," written by the well-known
uthor. Sir Conan Doyle, is holding
forth this week at the Empress Theatre.    All  the weirdness eii the plol  of
thc novel  is  retained  in  the drama
and the result is lour acl- of cuniu
lative effect. The story of the stolen
treasure of Agra is the keynote of
thc plot, and the manner in which
Sherlock Holmes, the great detective,
circumvents the plots to obtain it.
presents this character in some of bis
greatest moments. The treasure,
steilcn from a native tribe in India,
finds its way into the hands of some
be ''The Two Orphans," written by
Adolphe D'Ennery, the French dram-
ii-i. originally produced at the Porte
Si Martin Theatre. Paris, ami translated into nearly every language.
Nearly every English-speaking Siar
has appeared ill il at -nine period, as
each and every role i- worthy ol a
greal artist, li was revived in New
York City a few years ago with an
all-star cast, comprising the late
Charles Warner, Kyrle Bellew, Louis
James, Jane O'Neill, William l-'av-
ershain. Grace George, Margaret III-
ington, Clara Morris, and others oi
like fame. Its plol and -eene- are
laid in France eluring the reign ol
"Louis XVI" when ilu- revelry and
extravagance of the French nobility
led to i'h popular uprising that ended in the French revolution. The
"two orphans" are Normandy girls,
lured io Paris by agents "i the in-
I'ain.in- "Marquis De Presle."
"Louise" i- blind and helpless, dependent -.ii the guidance "i "Henri-
ctie-." Th. y become separated and
"Hi nrietti" is kidnapped and conveyed to lhe Chateau "i the Marquis,
while "Louise" falls into the vile
hands of ''Mother Frochard," an ��� -DI
hae. ��he, compels hi r to beg
ihrough the streets of Paris "Hen-
rieiie-'- innocence and purity is ridiculed bj ilu- eii--..Iui. crowd oi the
Marquis friends, bul she und- a
champion in thc person ..t' the
"I'h-\aliei li, Vaudrey," who helps
her |e. escape. A charming love
itorj i developed bei��e-e-n these
twee There are others Bub plots oi
tremendous interest, and many characters are- woven into iln story. The
Count and "Countess De Liniere,"
"Mother Fmchard," "Pierre," thc
poor cripple, "Marianne," the victim
of    "Jacqui i,"    "Si -ti r    Genet ie> i-."
wh.. cares for the female outcasts al
the Prison -.i Salpetriere, arc among
tin ii. Five acts and sevi n seen -
will illustrate the play, and ihey will
b il)   i i.!'.' irai
���        *        A
Orpheum   Theatre
���'A Hunter-' Game," whieh will
headline ih< seven-acl bill al the < irpheum Theatre nexl week, i- said to
in- the mosl fascinating nature idyll
that has ever been presented in vaudeville. The offering serves tee introduce Mr Frank Stafford and his
wonderful whistling act and imilv
tions and Ilis marvelous posing dog-,
Rex and Don. The act has been -il
with remarkable detail and finesse,
and represents an unusually beautiful scene.
One eef the mosl sensational flying
ring acts in vaudeville is furnish.-d by-
Joe Fanton and "His Awakening
Athletes." They combine all the
strength and skill that is usually
seen ill several acts of a like character
Sidney BroUfhton and Gra :e Turner represent ivo of the most popular n usical Cometh' artists on thc
American stag,:. Their work in "The
kei' Lose" is wel! known iee local
vaudcvillians. Mr. Bioughton 'u the
lo.-sessor of a ',e in e- voice of golden
itiality. while Miss Turner is an art-
st of a high order.
New York City is responsible for
the development of Al. Herman.
About a year ago Herman made his
debut iu the 'iii e:<; and his success was phenomenal. Herman is
e i:e of the ciiiiieig black-face comedians on the Amciicar stage, and
his monologue and songs will mnks
him  a  big favorite  here.
Lillian Holme--, lhe gejlden-voiccd
contralto, will matfe her debut incoming week. She has been .lingiug
in concert heretofore and p..--.
,i voice of imicn beauty. Her i ��� >-r-
leeire embraces songs tl ..t will espt
dally  please   Vancouver  audience...
W. C, 11,.(.-[' le.-r, the whim- e.il
wheelman, is a very clever trick and
comedy bicycl's:, and ho offers many
new t icks and wa clues during the
lime that he is on the stage.
The big attraction for the week
will be a local feature, the Vancouver Meistersingers, under the direction of Mr. 1. M. Morgan. Mr, Pilling, the Orpheum manager, has booked thein in addition to the regular
-ix acts, and they will doubtless be
a great drawing card, as the act comprises eighteen of the best singers
in this city and ii~ vicinity. The
program that will be offered comprises the besl selections of their extensive repertoire and embrace both
semi-classical and popular numbers.
Those people who wain ie, enjoy a
treat should not fail to hear the Meistersingers, as they will have- much lee
enjoy, and in addition to that all of
of the boy- are residents of Vancouver and home talent.
Willie Ritchie, the world's champion lightweight boxer, will make
his initial appearance in Vancouver
al the Orpheum Theatre tlu- week
of May 19th. along with his manager
and adivser Billy Nolan. Every man
and boy iii Vancouver as well as
many of the fair sex have heard of
Ritchie  and   they  will   want   to   hear
land see him before he fights again.
July 4th. He calls his act "Fun in a
Gymnasium" and gives an exhibition of the manly an of self-defence.
In addition iee that he meets from
one lo three local lightweights at
every performance and gives them a
chance   to   show    their   skill    againsl
I him. Numerous enquiries have already been made about Ritchie, and
he will doubtless pack them. in on
tlu- occasion of his engagement here,
the week eef May 19th.
Another fistic celebrity that will
be seen here within the course of a
couple of weeks i- Jimmy Britt. who
is alino-i as famous as Willie- Rit-
chie. Britt will be the headline attraction at Ihe Orpheum Theatre the
week of May 12th, one week ahead
of the present holder of the world's
lightweight championship Briit i-
a monologuisl of class and in his re-
lurn relates stories of iii- brilliant
career. II. has mel with much suc-
cess on i'ii- English and American
cm- . hall stage, and wherever he has
appeared has lefl a lasting and a very
i favorable impression.
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In a sensational  Flying Ring act
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Scene from "The Boss," at the Avenue Theatre
Trustee   McArthur   Will   Resign
Mr. J. C. McArthur has announced
his intention of resigning as a member of the South Vancouver School
Board, with which he has been connected for two years. He intends
taking a trip to the East at an early
The enquiry into South Vancouver's public affairs, lasting about
nine months, officiallv terminated on
April 8. TWELVE
The Coming of Moira
By Jean Blewett
A.s the kitchen grew darker Andrew Boyd mused himself from a fit
nl' gloomy abstraction and proceeded to put nie ire we md in the stove.
The poker fell with a clatter, the
damper closed with a clatter, and the
lids slipped into place with a clat-
"Seems like you must ie nervous,"
spoke up Ford Stringer from the
tvoodeil rocker, lu l-'urd's blue eyes
was neither sight nor expression, but
his mouth, dropping, pensive, showed plainly that he was apprehensive
on his old friend's account. "You
keep on dropping things."
"Not an atom nervous," protested
Andrew, lighting the lamp with a
hand that could hardly hold the
match for trembling. ''I'm just wondering how the house will strike her
fancy. I've bung a lace curtain on
the 'square- room' window. It is
crooked, but that seems the nature
of the thing. Also I've done considerable cleaning���scrubbed thc floor,
blacked the stove, stuck a bunch of
peacock feathers on the wall, and so
on. Looks good to mc���but," with a
sigh that is almost a groan, "you
never can tell a.out a woman. You
see, it's a man's house, and a man's
house looks like a man's house, no
matter how you try to disguise it."
He walked to the "square room"
door, lamp in hand, and took a long
"Wish you  had  sight,  Ford."
"So do I," said the blind n.usician.
"Still, if 'twas sight or hearing had to
go, I'd hang on to my hearing. It's
great to be able to hear this old girl,"
caressing a more or less battered
flute, "when she whispers or sings,
laughs or cries. She is great company."
For once Andrew failed in sympathy. "Not long ago," he went on,
with a rueful shake of the head, "a
lady came along taking orders for
enlarged photographs, and when I
excused myself from inviting her to
stay and eat with us by saying we
didn't have a woman to see to
things, she laughed, kind of nasty,
and said she: 'You didn't have to
tell me mat. Soon as the door
opened I saw it was a man-kept
house.' "
''Well, it is a man-kept house, asserted Ford, "You and Peter Martin have lived here together so
"Don't!" Andrew, usually the gentlest of men, interrupted with fierceness. The blind musician could not
See the grcyness of his friends face
or the trembling of his hands, but he
could feel the suffering in the voice,
"rtll right, Andrew, I won't say a
word," hc returned gently.
Abe Brown, who had just come in
with a paii of water, was not so considerate. "It's the one w,e hang to
hardest   that     gives   us     the 'worst
ihr.ee. -iniwii," lu- exclaimed, bitterly.
Here's Pete Martin���"
"Peter .Martin, prospector, if you
don't mind, Abe," interjected the
loyal Andrew. "And '.hit he does is
his own business. We mustn't run
away with the idea that because he
towed us derelicts intei this snug
port, and kept us here safe and
sound, we've any real claim on him.
He's in his prime and well-to-do.
I'm not surprised tome lady has taken
a notion to him. Ever notice how
straight  he  stands?"
"What I can't get over is the slyness i if him," blustered Brown, as he
shook sor.ic dried clover from his
cap ami spread his mittens on the
stove hearth according to custom.
"Say what you like, Peter hasn'l
played lair. There was you contented enough ill the House of the
Friendless. Along hc comes, yanks
you out, sets you up here in fine
style, lets you gather me ill, says,
'We'll make this red frame house an'
the forty acres of poor land around it
a sort of real home fer those poor���
chaps ai tlu- institution tee drop into
betimes.' Then what? Without
warnin' one of us brings him a wife,
and���you old-time server!"���this as
Andrew picked up lhe clover from the
floor and removed the mittens from
thc hearth���"you're scared stiff
she'll send you packing."
''Not exactly, but I'd kind of hale
her to find out first thing the sort of
worthless galoots Peters been harboring." He scanned lhe oilcloth
table cover disapprovingly, covered
it with a red cotton one from the
bureau drawer. "Soon as you hear
the rig stop rush out and help them
in, Abe. I'll stay here to open the
door and say 'howdy.' and Ford will
come out strong with the tendcrest
tunc he knows. Ell, Ford?" Makefile old flute talk."
Brown limped into the 'square
room," turned and beckoned Andrew with a sort of mysterious vehemence. "Hadn't wc ought to fix
some way of gettin' Ford back
where he belongs?" he whispered,
whcczily. "You can see for yourself this place is goin' to be pretty-
Yes, it was going to be crowded.
Andrew's wistful, faded eyes took in
Peter's room, with his own little
room opei ing off it. Hard, bare
rooms they were. The whole house
was hard and bare���a man's hc^ise
all right���but to him it stood for
home, happiness, pride, and a vast
content and gratitude There stood
the table with Peter's books and papers, the creaking wooden chair, the
lamp with a metal shade by which
this reckless Peter was wont to read
himself (o sleep. The bootjack hung
on the wall. It set him thinking of
the night that Peter, returning late
from  a  prospecting  trip,  had  passed
! by Ilu- solitary gramhur eel his own
room t" share the warmth and company of his���Andrew's. He saw
'everything very clearly for a mo-
incnl. then nothing at all for the
mi-r lhat blinded him���]>��� >>>r, frightened  Andrew!
"Yes, sir, it's going tei be crowded Brown was insisting. "Just as
well if we hadn't borrowed Ford and
his flute for the occasion. He'll
ha.'c to go back, an' he can't go
alone, Andy."
"It's all right." Andrew kept in
the shadow. "I'll maybe walk up
wilh   him   myself."
Ford's cracked voice drew their
back to the kitchen. "It isn't like
Peter to get mixed up in a romance.
What's be say in his letter?"
Andrew   knew  thc  letter  by  heart.
Ile   repealed   it   for    Ford's    benefit:
I "Home on the twentieth.   Am bring-
ling    along    a    new     housekeeper���a
dandy���the   curls   and   dimples   kind.
Affectionate,   but   quick  ill   the    teni-
|per���expect  we'll all have to toe the
[mark.     Hope   you   won't   fuss    over
making a few changes���fussing won't
help any in this case, as I can see the
lady  means  lo  be  lhe boss.'    That's
all. Ford."
"It's enough," snorted Brown.
"Curls and dimples kind! Doesn'l
that make you sick? For two pins
I'd tell the obi fool what I think of���
here they are!"
Ile wenl mil. banging the door behind him. "Play up, Ford," whispered Andree, tremulously, "something
gay and sprightly���no, not that.
Ford.     I  can't  stand  it  tonight."
His expostulation came too late.
Ford launched on "Home. Sweet
Home," was deaf to every voice save
that of his beloved flute.
"Here we are! Here we are!"
came Peter's strident tone. "Where
you  biding,  Andy?"
Andv wasn't hiding at all; he was
behind the door merely because he
hail been too much taken by surprise
to think of closing the same. Why-
was Peter laughing as he scanned
the remodelled house? Where was
the blushing bride?" What ill the
world wal Peter carrying in his
arms?    Il   couldn't  be���yes,  it  was.
"Why, it's a baby," faltered Andrew, as a rosy, dark-eyed girl, of
four or thereabouts, wriggled out of
her wrapping, out of Peter's anus,
and established herself firmly on hcr
own  sturdy  legs.
''Not a baby"���the mite was aggrieved���"a  nice  'illle  dirl."
"The new housekeeper, Andy,"
chuckled Peter. "She wants her supper. Look lively���she's liable to
give you a piece of her mind any old
time���aren't you, Moira?"
Moira's whole attention was fas-
tended on the man with the very
white face, thc very white hair, the
very soft hands, who played tbe
flute. She walked over and leaned
against his knee. "I like zat," she
said approvingly, as he finished,
"and," slipping her hand into bis, I
like you, a lot. Do you have ache in
your   head,   and   is   your   eyes    gone
shut  and  can't  open?    Neddrr  mind.
j Moira'll bring yotl a dwink and���and
WSlh your  face."
"I.-mk    there."    cried    Peter,    pretending   In   be   JealoUt,   "she's   beginning    I'i    show    partiality    already."
Ford   bad  lifted  her  into  his   arms:
lhe-   bald   while   head   and   lhe   curly
dark  one  were  close  together.    "It's
the   eternal   feminine    folks    talk    so
much   about,"  explained   Peter.   "The
kiddie   has   picked   out   lhe  one   needling most care and is bound to mother
him"     Ile  hung  his  overcoat  on  ils
'own   peg  against   the   partition,   and
i took  a   chair  by  the  fire.    "'So."   he
said,  wilh a  glance  tbat took  in  the
red table cloth, the dejected lace curtain, lhe peacock feathers and the un-
i wonted   spick-aiid-spanness  of  things
I in general, "you thought  I  was foolish iinmgh to���"
"We did," interrupted  Brown,  wlm
i had come In .    "Andy was goin'back
I to the  Home by way of makin' more
room   for   the   new   missus."
The grin faded from Peter's face.
He had meant tee have a good joke oil
Andy, but not to hurt his feelings, or
Worry the life out of him. It was too
had. "Look here," he said severely,
["I've something to spring on you,
something I've been keeping back
j till 1 could scare you good and proper with it. This place isn't mine. I
don't own a foot of it.. It belongs to
a grasping old land pirate who can
turn me out of doors any time he
lakes a notion."
Andrew sat down heavily. He had
had a strenuous day���his knees wcre
shaking, "I couldn't stand it to see
you homeless, Peter," he gasped. "1
know this prospecting is risky work,
"It's all right, then, for you or the
owner���you nice old housewife in
blue overalls!" Peter's grin was
back. He bitched his chair a trifle
closer to Andrew's. "Whenever I
hear some homesick chap in the
wilds, descanting on domestic joys 1
always think of this room and you
sitting here, with one eye on the
clock and thc other on the door,
waiting for me."
Not a tremor about Andrew now.
"It mustn't be���about the place, 1
mean. I won't have it," he exploded,
''Hurry up with supper, Abe," called Peter, then turneil again to his
old comrade. "That fellow's getting
so fat he's lazy. Xow about this Utile game 1 played on yotl of making
you answerable for lhe taxes and
repairs; it's done, and that's all
there is to it. When I carried you
off from Ramsay's castle, eloped with
you, so to speak, I says to Lawyer
Gray, says 1: 'Settle it on old Andy
for life, nad nothing said about good
conduct.' And he did that same. So
(cheerfully), Abe, Moira, yours
truly���and. yes. I think we might as
well count Ford in, seein' the kiddie
has let her young affections lie to
him���we'll all stick to you like barnacles." He poked Andy in the ribs
and sat  back  to laugh.
"The Lord doesn't make many
nun like you, Peter," whispered Andrew, and the words, uttered in perfect faith, smote the prospector with
i  wave of humility as real as rare.
I'p jumped Andrew in an access eef
energy, lie was too happy, loo deliriously exhilarated, to sit still. He
pulled the peacock feathers from the
j wall, the red table cover was whisk-
i ed out of sight; out came the bread
I board with the brown loaf on it naked
and unashamed; out came the horn-
handled knife, out came a half-dozen
dishes, each containing something relished by Peter. "Andy was going lo
try his hand on a tater salad out of
compliment to the new missus, but
plain hashed brown will go better.
I'm thinkin,'" chuckled Abe ."We've
been kind of off our feed all day,
haven't  wc.  Andy?"
Andy did not hear. Willi his hand
on the back of Pete's chair, which
he had drawn into place at the end
of the table, he stood with closed
eyes singing his soft psalm of thanksgiving:
"Jerusalem the golden, wilh milk and
honey  blest."
"You're wanting to know where I
picked her up?" This when supper
was over and the little new housekeeper fasl asleep in an improvised
bed. "I met her daddy up Cobalt
way. He wasn't much more than a
boy; seemed queer to see him tagging a child around. By and by it
came out that he and his wife had
parted, he taking the little one by
way of getting even, lu the mood
he was in be wasn't much of a care-
laker; hot-headed, sour-hearted and
sort of drowning sorrow in a bad way-
young chaps get into. By the bitter
things he said about his wife I gathered he loved her hard as ever, but he
wouldn't make up. Whal was it all
about? Oh, some silly thing. Likely-
she was as high-Strung as he was
and had as little comnionsense. Anyway, between 'em they'd managed lo
splinter the home altar so small
there wasn't enough left to make a
popgun. Ten days ago the lad took
sick, asked me to look after Moira.
The doctor tells me he is not going
to die���bilious from bad temper
mostly. I made sure the kiddie
would be better here than anywhere
���that's all."
"I remarked to the boys that yotl
weren't one to get mixed up in a
romance, but you've touched the
fringe of one, all right," said Ford,
who was possessed of a strong vein
of  sentiment.
"We've all touched the fringe of
it," boasted Brown, with a wave of
the hand toward the dimpled sleeper.
They were destined to do more
than touch the fringe of this particular romance. The child was
singularly content in the man-kept
house. She liked all but Ford���him
she loved outright, and mothered assiduously. Though he was blind���
perhaps, because of it���it was to him
she  turned  for help in  dressing   and
undressing, tlie buttoning of frocks
the lineiking of bands, and such del:
cate attentions, Andrew she bo
openly: lo Peter she awarded justice
tempered by whispered confidence ���
and a  great  show  of dimples,   whih
I r Abe Brown was openly flouted.
Needless tei say, each eif the elderly
men was her slave. Everything centered round l'*'r. The weeks vent
slipping by so fast they forgot Ir,
count them, Of a sudden Ihey noticed that the garden was showing
patches of green in sheltered corners,
the lilacs actually flaunting buds
About this time Peter went abroad,
and came back with a thin, melancholy-looking youth, who seemed
glad to see Moira���at least as glad
as it was in him to be just then. Andv
was in his glory. The herbs he brewed and the messes he cooked wer,
enough to make any man well, but the
new arrival hung fast to his leanness and low spirits. He was lying
on the green couch, that crowning
glory of the 'square room," one day
when the stream went singing its
spring song through the orchard mi
its way to the river. To Andrew,
half asleep, in the sunny kitchen.
came a girl so golden, he felt sure
she must be an angel���until she
spoke. Then Andrew, old bachelor
that he was, caught the human pain
and passion in her opening words:
"I want my baby girl���and���and I
want my man. Where are they?
Where's my man?" He pointed
through the window at Ford and
Moira walking, hand in hand, in the
bare orchard, Ihen waved her toward
thc 'square room." As she started
he pulled her back by the end of her
scarf. "Seeing God is giving you
two a second chance, don't go having tantrums. X'ee more tantrums,
that's a dear."
What her answer was no one will
ever know, not from Andy, but it left
him blushing to the roots of the
scant hair fringing his brow, and
overcome with tenderness toward
this rash young pair who had played
with happiness and nearly lost it.
The kitchen was very quiet. So was
the rest of the house���at first. Then
he could discern a murmur of voices,
a sound of sobbing, a passionate
plea, a love note that echoed
strangely through the "square room."
After a long time the girl and the
lad���"my man" she had called him,
but he was only a boy yet���came to
the door, and stood with their arms
about each other. "I want to tell
you that I alone have been to blame."
said she, softly. "No, no, my fault,
every bit of it," cried the husband,
who was as radiant as he had aforetime been blue. "We are going to begin all over again."
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It was decided, upon the suggestion-
of Councillor Dickinson, at tlie finance committee meeting on Monday,
that members of the municipal staff
will  be  granted  two  weeks  vacation.
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