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 ^puvsa CHINOOK
��� A Half Million        1917        ^^^^ ^^^^      ^^^^      W     ^^
Vol. I., No. 43
Greater Vancouver's
Residence District
Of Tomorrow
Will Overlook   the
Fraser River
And the Gorgeous
Gulf of Georgia
Price 5 cents
Shaughnessy Heights
Houses Many
Of the
CJ The   Substantial
Salaried Man is
Locating Next
Door in
SATURDAY,   MARCH   8,   1913
Tax Sale Legislation
last meeting of the School
was attended by Alderman
of Xe�� Westminster, Coun.
MacPherson and Engineer
Mai Pherson, fi Hurnaby. who all attended in the interests of residents
in the neighborhood of East Burnaby
School. There i> iiiiieh need for a
road, and the gentlemen named received the promise "f the Board that
the matter should receive earnest
e onsideration,
Tin' Board having listened 1" a
comprehensive report on insurance
from Trustee Sanderson, accepted the
tame e.n the motion 'if Trustees Patterson and Morrison, expressing their
appreciation teer his services, and the
question   of   defining   school   districts
was postponed  f. er another meeting.
It was rvpenu-il by the committee
appointed to visit Victoria that the
Secretary of Education had promised
tu visit the Municipality and consider
the growing  needs eif the district.
It was arranged that the School
building in D.L. 96, Gilley, ne erected
near the BOUth-eait corner of property, the main wall of the building
to be 50 feet freun the B.C.E.R. right
nf way. and SO feet frum the eastern
The secretary was instructed tn
purchase blue linen maps on rollers
for each school in the Municipality,
and also t" notify all firms with
whom the Board dealt that orders
for supplies would only be recognized
if made out "ii the requisition order
forms,   signed   by   the   Secretary.
e*        e(e       *
There  being   some idea  of  creeling
a public hall in North Burnaby, although no definite conclusion has
been arrived at in the matter, it is
the wish of the School Board to have1
permission to use such a building for
school purposes, anil they have written e.n the subject tee the Municipal
Board of We.rks. Further Bchool accommodation is urgently needed iii
that district. The matter was deferred,   pending   decision   as   to   the
* ji    *
It is stated thai Kingsway will be
paved immediately. At any rate the
contract has been signed by the
Reeve and Clerk and representatives
of the Canadian Mineral Rubber Co.
There will probably be alternative
roads provided during the process,
and Reeve Macgregor remarked at
the Council meeting on Monday night
that River Road and Douglas Road,
the former of which is in good repair, woulil be the route used. As
far as the portion of River Road,
which i.s in South Vancouver, is ceen-
cerned, there i.s need of considerable
work being done, and Engineer MacPherson was deputed to wait upon
the South Vancouver Board eef
Works and confer upon the matter.
Another subject to be considered is
the necessity of joint work being
done upon   Boundary  Road.
* A     A
In his report on Monday night to
the Hoard of Works, Engineer Mac
Pherson commented on the necessity
of adjustment e.f the boundary between   Hurnaby  anil  the   Municipality
��� ei    Richmond.      Reeve    MacGregot
pointed eeut that now being ihe time
for   readjustment   of  lhe   warel-   this
ihould also be the time feer having
this boundary defined. In accordance
with the decision of the Board, the
neighboring municipality will be writ,
ten     upon    the   subject,   which     will
doubtless lead to a friendly arrangement.
* *   *
N'eerth Hurnaby sent two deputations to the Hoard of Works meeting
to confer upon matters of moment to
that district. Representatives from
Wards IV and V requested a division
of the municipal employees benevolent fund, one portion to meet the
needs of the dwellers in the northern
part and the other those of the southern part. , his, however, could not
be considered until a meeting of the
executive was called, and the Reeve
iu explaining this point also said that
he had various suggestions in mind
feer placing before the members. A
general meeting is to be called in the
near future.
* *    *
North Hurnaby does not wish the
erection of the proposed branch
police station and public hall at the
Pole Line Road. A protest signed
by some 200 ratepayers was presented by Mr. Ilttrd, win. pointed eeut that
judging by rapid development, Vancouver Heights was the proper place
fe.r such an  erection.
* A      A
Pending the report of the appointed
committee as to the proposed site
of the branch station, the mailer of
the consideration of the extension of
he Hastings Sireet car line' into
Hurnaby  was  postponed.
Tenth Avenue rt
request  that   New
lidents in  Hurnaby
        WestininsiiT     will
have the cemetery on Eighth Street
closed. Il lies just outside the
Hurnaby border. The Council decided
lo place the matter before Ihe New
Westminster Council, Reeve MacGregor stated that the matter hail
been before the Government when
the deputation   had  heen  tee Victoria.
ele        *        *
Messrs. Disney and Tucker wire
awarded the contract for the erection
of police quarters near the' Municipal
studies, the price being $795.
* *        et<
All allowance of $25 per month
was given to each of tlie four road
foremen, to enable them to traverse
their respective districts more easily,
by keeping a horse and rig. lee be supplied by the men themselves.
* *    *
A suggestion was made by Councillor Coldicutt that Douglas Road
should be re-named Queeiisway. As
a by-law is being prepared for the
naming of new streets it was decided
to   bring   forward   litis   matter   then.
of great interest te. South Vancou-1 this   Vet, i
in  iv iln- tax sale legislation whichIillegal  or
was pas...I l,y the Provincial Govern, have a lien
ment a few days agee. There is a
general opinion that the legislation
will have the effect of stopping any
further litigation over tax sale properly, 'ilu- amendments tei the act
in   their   entirely   follow:
Said chapter 170 is hereby amended   by   adding   thereto   after   Scclieeii
302 the following sections :
".102 a. In case any land should be
.old feir arrears e>f taxes and the tax
sale be shown to have Oeen invalid
on   any   of  the   following  grounds:
"(al That the sale was not conducted in a fair and open manner; or
(b) That the taxes for the year or
years for which thc land wa.; sold had
been  paid; or
(c) That the land was not liable
tei taxation for the year or years for
which it was sedd,���the owner or pcr-
���on entitled to any equitable or bene.
licial interest therein, in case the land
cannot be recovered back by reason
eif its having been brought under the
operation of the 'Land  Registry Act,'
shall be indemnified by the municipality for any loss or damage sustained by him on account of such sale
of said lands; and the amount of such
indemnity may be settled by agreement between the municipality and
the person entitled thereto, or, if an
agreement cannot bc effected, by ar-
bltration in a manner similar to that
provided in the case of the taking of
lands otherwise than by agreement
under the provisions of the "Lands
Clauses Consolidation Act.'
"302 li. In any case where a sale of
lands for arrears of taxes whether
made   before  or  after  the  passing  of
I   t   aside     . ��r     declared
lid,   the   purchaser   shall
ni the lands for thc purchase money paid by  Iii iii on  re.peel
of the said lands, with lawful interest
thereon and feer the amount "f all
taxes paid by him since the tale, with
lawful interest thereon, which may
be enforced againsl the lauds in men
proportions as regards the various
owners of the lands and in such
manner as the Supreme Court lliiuk.
i.   preepcr.
"302 c. In any suit or proceedings
wherein judgment is given setting
aside any sale for arrears eef taxes a
title acquired in pursuance thereof, or
dispossessing any person of lands
purchased at a sale made for arrears
of taxes, the person against whom
such judgment is given shall be entitled to be paid for any permanent
improvements made thereon according to their reasonable value; and
such value shall be determined or
such judgment, and the same shall
be a lien on the lands in favor of the
person entitled thereto; Provided that
this section shall not apply in the
following eases :
"(a)    If the taxes for non-payment |
whereof the land  was sold have been
fully  paid  before   the  sale;
"(b) If the land was not liable to
taxation for the year or years for
which  it  was  sold;
"(c) if within the period limited
by law for redemption the amount
[laid by the purchaser with all interest payable thereon, has been paid or
tendered tee the person entitled to receive such payment, with a view to
the   redemption   of   the   lands :
"(d) Where, on the ground of
fraud or evil practice by the purchaser at such sale a Court would
grant  relief."
Have helped sun-kissed Hurnaby and South Vancouver develop from
virgin forest into busy districts of homes.
They believe   Hurnaby  possesses all
her one day the hub of the peninsula.
Dominon Trust Block,
341 Cambie Street
thc factors necessary to make
Edmonds Station,
Phone 1038
Edmonds, B. C.
I have the exclusive sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to statics.   $1,000 each; on good terms.   See me about them.
ril/��   acres  in  Edmonds  district,  near   Power   House  and  facing  on   Vancouver
Road.     All   cleared.     Price   f 16,000.00.   $5,000.00   cash.'   balance   6,   12,   18,   and   24
PHONE 1024
The Story of Superb Ontario Heights
Collingwood Parliament
There is no falling off in the interest shown in the "Ceillingwood Parliament." On the contrary, thc
"House" was filled on Saturday night,
there were many visitors present including ladies, and members chivalrously refrained from smoking; nor
did thc oratory suffer as a consequence.
An Historical Picture
The "Collingw 1 Parliament" will
live     in     history.       I'icteirially,     -Mr.
Matthews,  an   expert   photographer,
was ordered to attend to-night (Saturday I and lake- a flash-light picture
of "Tin. House iii Session?' A copy
will be enlarged anil hung in the Collingwood Library and he interesting
in the future, say when Mr. C. T.
Bailey occupies the place eef "Dick"
M. Bride ami Mr. Tom Todrick feel-
lows   Napoleon   Bowser,  or  perhaps
when   Mr.   Lister,  junior, is   the   head
eef a strong "Independent" government which will enact that every pint
pot shall contain a quart and coals
shall go half a on to the hundredweight. Anyhow, be in your places
at 8 sharp tonight if you want to be
in the historical picture.
On Saturday there were welcome
additions to the ranks. Mr. Kenneth
Lamond, secretary of the South Vancouver Board of Trade, is now an
M.P. of Collingwood, and so is Mr.
Alfred Morris, brother of the School
Trustee. Several other well-known
gentlemen are sitting like Peris, outside thc gates of paradise, waiting feir
vacancies. You cannot get into the
Collingwood Parliament by any of
the tortuous, circuitous, back-stair |
methods by which years and years
ago some people reached Victoria
and Ottawa. White as thc snow���
which has not all gone yet���arc the
methods of Collingwood.
The "Minister of Justice" will not
abolish the "Personal Property Tax."
Well that don't worry mc.
The "Election Bill" was debated,
warmly. Mr. Morris called it "a
parody on the bouse that Jack built,"
which was rather cruel, the member
for Xelson thought that it would
educate members in the complex,
complicated, red tape methods of
which Canadian legislators seem so
fond, but the chief debate took place
on an amendment by Mr. Lister. Jr.,
which was intended to give "votes
to women." It was soon evident that
the militant methods have cooled the
ardors of the friends of the woman
suffrage movement
Mr. Donald Reid, a young politician
who gives promise of a useful political career, made an excellent speech
in favor of the women. He contended that where women had been given
the vote politics had been purified.
Social life had been lifted on to a
higher plane.
Mr. Kent, the Speaker (lhe "House"
being in committee with Mr. Martin
in the chain, added an excellent
speech to the debate. Il was known,
he said, that British politics and
Hritish commerce had had in the pasl
a reputation feer purity, honesty, earnestness and highmindedness. Thai
was the result of women's influence
in the home. There was woman's
sphere anil tee take woman freem her
proper sphere int" the vortex of
politics would lit' an injury to lhe
human race, would cause the national
life lo deteriorate. Mr. Lister. Senior,
made  tbe speech of (he evening.    All
through nature, in flowers ami fruits
as well as in insect and animal life',
the sexes were divided, each having
its functions. Nature had settled this
question, Woman with her fine sens.'
of the good, the true and lh beautiful
Was as superior in her sphere as man,
strong,  and   with    reasoning,    more
than emotional faculties, was superior
in his own sphere. Lei each do their
appointed wurk, harmonizing together and neet antagonistic, lie did not
favor the entry of women into
Mr.   Tom   Todrick.     "Minister     of
Justice," summed up against "votesi
feer women." Mr. Todrick must be
congratulated on the rapid way in
whieh he is acquiring a cold, official,
analytical, "telling" style. His points
were well taken, hc saw the weak
spokes in the other side. "T. T."
will develop into a keen debater.
Briefly, he declared, that the women
of British Columbia had not yet
shown, in a manner that could bc
taken as definite, that they want tbe
Thc debate was adjourned.
Notice was given of the introduction of "A National Highway Hill."
and of a "Naval Bill."
A  Distinguished  Visitor
Mr. R. C. Hodgson, President of
the South Vancouver Board of Trade,
was present and in a brief speech
congratulated Collingwood on the
success of its Parliament, and expressed himself pleased with the
ability shown in the procedure and
the debate. Collingwood would no
doubt train men who would "make
South  Hill  Parliament
On the motion of Mr. Morris, Mr.
Lamond was asked to convey to
South Hill congratuiatons em the
formation of a local Parliament and
best wishes for its success.
A Three Line Whip
Don't  fail  to attend.    A  flashlight
picture to be taken and an important
debate on "Pure Food."
Visitors Welcome
The great C.P.R. land grant, known
as D.L. 526. is hounded on thc ICast
hy i mtario Street, and is intersected
midway by Wilson Road, the central
���iitcry e.i South Vancouver and Point
Grey. Al this junction point, with
Ontario Street running north and
south ami with Columbia Street as its
Western boundary, lies Ontario
Heights. From Wilson Koad (Forty-
third Street) it extends north to
Fortieth Street, within a block of
beautiful   Little  Mountain   Park.
Situated almost equi-distant from
Rtirrard Inlet and the Fraser River,
.'.nel about directly south of the business centre of the city. Ontario
Heights is in the geographical and
strategic centre of Greater Vancouver.
For years many shrewd investors
have wailed for an offering of this
magnificent and centrally located property; but the C.P.R., wilh the wisdom and foresight that have characterized that company and made it
thc greatest of industrial organizations, refused to sell or offer for sale.
The ever-growing population of
Vancouver, like a great title swept un
to and past the boundaries of Ontario Heights and Little Mountain
Park, clown the slope of South Vancouver and mi to the Fraser River.
Forests were cleared, homes sprang
Up, schools were erected, car lines laid
and electric light, water and other
conveniences installed. Not till
all these were accomplished facts
did the company offer this
properly for sale, and then only
with building restrictions and al
prices and terms which would make
ils purchase advantageous alike to the
investor  and  thc  home  builder.
In August of 1912 we were able' to
cable lo the owner of the property,
Mr. C. Spencer, of Sydney, Australia, who was then in London, England, that his tender for the purchase
had been accepted by lhe C.P.R.,
provided he would agree to immediately improve and offer the same for
This he agreed to dee, and we were
s.ioii after privileged to show him
over  lhe property which he had pur-
hased   when   50(1  miles  away.    That
tariei Heights. On this well known
thoroughfare cars will he running
from Twenty-fifth Avenue into the
heart of Vancouver this year. Later
the steel will be laid on this street to
the Fraser Kiver, and thus serve Ontario Heights residents still better
with street car transportation., A
car line is to bc built along Wilson
Koad. thc southern boundary of the
property, which will connect with
Victoria Drive, Fraser Avenue, Main
Street. Cambie Street (proposed),
Oak Street, Ebume and Clcre Reiad
ear lilies. With the completion of
the Wilson Road car line Ontario
Heights will-be convenient to all parts
of Greater Vancouver. The houses
being built hy the owner will have
all city conveniences. Already there
are houses on practically every side,
except land that is still held by the
C. P. R. The magnificent Sir William Van Home School, an illustration of which appears iu this issue is
only one block south of thc property.
Little Mountain Park
One block north of Ontario
Heights is Little Mountain Park, 160
acres in extent. This is the highest
part of the Greater Vancouver peninsula. This magnificent park will
constitute Greater Vancouver's premier playground, with the single exception  of Stanley   Park.
Unusual Features
Ontario Heights must ne seen to
be appreciated, but those who cannot see it must not confound it with
ordinary subdivision property. There
are buildings���permanent and substantial far beyond its limits. There
are no "bad" lots���every one is a per-
fecl building site. There are less than
UK) hits left unsold in the whole
property at the time of writing.
Every lot is sold with a clause preventing the erection of buildings
valued less than $10(11). This, with
the olher advantages, will always assure an exceptionally good class    of
lidents in  the district.
Highland   Park   Acreage
We have a number of SMALL ACREAGE PARCELS on and
near thc new cut-off line of the B. C. Electric Railway.
1 aire, just off Railway, $2100; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
Wa acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
E.  W.   MacLEAN   LTD.
Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
909   Dominion   Trust   Building,   Vancouver,   B. C.
Telephones I    Office 8497.    Woikl 6203.        Works  9328.    Works  9179
for them l(i take their place on a
broader platform they may be no
novices at the game they arc taking up.
Amongst   the   visitor:
C.   Hodgson.     As     a
visitor he  had  to give
heartily   congratulated
I  noticed R.
speech. lie
the    Colling-
i i iin nenscly pleased with it you
readily believe when you   have
(Inta io   I leighls.       Then     and
we   were-  given   instructions  to
tbe whole tract cleared and sub-
Around the Municipal Hall
$25 cash, balance $10 per month,
purchases from owner cleared lot, mi
carline, all conveniences. Box 7.;
Chinook. 3-1-15
hc w
have ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
divided   am1   offered   fir   'al*  and   to
immediately begin construction of a
number of artistic bungalows, three
of which are now under way. City
water is already available on tbe
The View
The view obtained from Ontario
Heights is unique even in Hritish
Columbia. From any point on the
property one can sec the mountains
of North Vancouver to the North, the
Gulf of Georgia and Vancouver Island to the West, and mountains and
valleys to tbe East. Put the grandest
view of all is South���both arms of
the mighty Fraser River, Lulu Island and the famous Olympic Mountain Range in the state of Washington, including majestic Mount linker,
in the distance. The islands, mountains, Eraser River, and Gulf of
Georgia, with their varied marine
panorama, combine to make this view
one to bc remembered���magnificent,
inspiring���undoubtedly one of the
finest on the Pacific Coast.
The Drainage
Being high and dry, close to Little
Mountain Park, which is the highest
point in Greater Vancouver, and
higher than surrounding property,
Ontario Heights has a naturally perfect drainage system. This is in itself an inestimable advantage.
Notwithstanding thc fact that Ontario Heights is away from the
smoky factory and industrial section
of the city, it has all the conveniences
of the most central parts. Only two
blocks east is the Main Street carline
which goes north direct to the City
Hall and Hastings Street, and south
to the Fraser River. Cambie Street
is   just   two   blocks   west   of    On-
I'olitically  there
incut     going  on   iu
South   Vancouver,
lives   and   Liberals
put their houses in
protend  something
s quite a move-
all quarters of
Both   Conserva-
tre beginning to
Tiler. Does this
Will the  Naval
Hill participate matters? The Liberals
are in an awkward position regarding
this matter in connection with tbe
British-born. The love and pride of
the country from which they come
so appeals to tbe Old Country man
that he can see nothing but good in
Canada's   contribution   to   the   navy.
At last we are to have a Parliament
at South Hill. Quite a number met
in the school last Friday night. After
the election it was found the Conservatives were in the majority. They
have been asked to form a government and bring forward the King's
Speech on Friday night. Collingwood
Parliament loses none of its interest
with age. The members turned out in
full force last Saturday night. One
of the most pleasing features was the
number of ladies in the gallery. The
speeches were of a high standard and
never for a moment lacked interest.:
The Attorney-General in his defence
of the Electoral Bill brought out and
also combated several new points that
were very instructive, re votes for
women. Whilst personally. I enjoyed the Attorney-Generals speech
and could have enjoyed another half
hour of it, yet in justice to the young
men around, long speeches must be
cut out. The parliaments are meant
to be educative in the highest sense
of the word. These are to be the
schools iu which many of our young
men are to receive the training that
is to fit them to take their stand in
life, fn these schools members must
learn to govern their voice, give
coherent expression to their views,
confidence in their powers, sharpen
their wits, learn to take and give
blows.    So that when the time comes
wood people on the fine association
and advocated the discussing of
Municipal affairs in these parliaments.
*      *     A
Mr. Maitland, "Pat" as he is familiarly known by, found himself in an
awkward predicament in the South
Vancouver police court last week.
Usually a happy smile illumines his
face, and it rarely leaves it, except
when hc broadens it out after making a good score on some opposing
solicitor. Pat was defending a client
and as the case dragged out, he began
to lose his vim and alertness. It vvas
noticed he was nervous and ill at
ease, every few seconds bis fingers
wandered to his watch chain; out
came his watch, a glance and back
it went to his pocket, only to come
out again. This went on for a time
till every one in court noticed that
he was laboring under some mental
strain. At lasl Pat could stand il no
longer. Putting his hands out, stretch.
ing his body as far across as the
clerk's table as he could, he whispered l" that individual, which could be
heard all over the court room ; "Say.
tell Magistrate McArthur I've got a
marriage licence in tny pocket and
should be in church by this time,"
Magistrate McArthur, who lakes a
ureal interesi in bis young friend at
once offered In continue the case till
Saturday, Pat thanked the magistrate, but said his employer was getting married on Saturday and he
must attend the marriage otherwise
he would be sacked. So the case was
remanded till the middle of the week.
As Pat rose to leave the court Magistrate and officials came forward to
congratulate him on his approaching
marriage. Pat put on his most innocent looking face and said, "Say
boys, you didn't think it was me that
was going to be married; 1 wish it
was" he continued, "but it's another
man's licence I have in my pocket and
I am only acting for him."
Young girl, 8 to 10 years, wanted
to mind three-year-old boy; good
home and clothes. Apply 6304 Quebec Street.
Terms  Moderate
Write 823 Seymour Street or
PHONE:     SEY.   8864   L
Pool Room
Come and  enjoy  a  game al
"Hurry-Up" Barber Shop
Central Parliament
The Premier of the Central Parliament of South Vancouver has chosen
its cabinet as follows: Premier, Hon.
J. A. Lester; Attorney-General, lion.
G. W. Thomas; President of the
Council, Hon. G. 11. Bachelor; Provincial Secretary anil Minister of
Education, Hon. Jas. Campbell; Min.
istre of Lands, Hon. I. M. Foster;
Minister of Finance and Agriculture.
Hon. Jno. Norbury; Minister of
Mines, Hon. M. J. B. Henderson;
Minister of Public Works and Railways. Hon. J. C. Christie; Speaker of
thc House, Hon. F. Way; Secretary
to the Cabinet, T. H. Jacques; Chaplain, B. C. Bracewell; Whips, S. H.
West, Thos. Houston; Sergeant-at-
Arms, C. B. Stears; Librarian, J. G.
James; Clerk of the House, L. Janes.
 s  mm   s
License Commissioners
At a meeting of the Council on
Wednesday afternoon, the Board of
License Commissioners was appointed as follows* Reeve Kerr, Councillors Dickinson and Third, and
Messrs. J. C. McArthur, J.P., and R.
McBride, J.P.
list of voters for the Vancouver City Elw
toral District lias heen cancelled, and that
applications to tie placed on the voters' list
will he reeeiveel at my office at 501 Pender
Street West. Vancouver, where printed form*
eef affidavit to hc used in support of an application   to   vote   will   lie   supplied.
Thc list of persons claiming to vote will
tee suspcnileel from and after the seventh day
of April, 1913, and a Court of Revision will
he lielel on the nineteenth elay of May, 1913,
ami notice eef objections te, the insertion eel
any name on the register of voters must he-
given to nie thirty clear days before tlie hold'
ing of the Court of Revision.
Dated  this  fourth  elay   of  March,   191.C
Registrar   of   Voters   for   the   Vancouver   City
Electoral   District. 3-8, IS, "
The   Statutory    Meeting   of   the    Board   'ef
License   Commissioners   will    he   helel   at   the
Municipal   Hall  on   Wednesday,  the   l-'th  elay
of March, inst., at  10 o'clock in the foreiioou-
Clerk  to  the  Commissioners.
Eelmonils,   11.C,   March   4th,   1913.
Death by Misadventure
"Death by misadventure, but we
disapprove of this form of chastisement," was the verdict of a coroner's
jury which investigated the circumstances attending the death of Stanley Crowley, aged 15. of Wales Road.
Collingwood. who died from a kick
administered by his father, Jeremiah
Crowley. At the close of the enquiry
Crowley  was  released  from  custody- SATURDAY,  MARCH  8,   imm
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
Popular Route to the���
Up to date Train  Service  Between Vancouver and the F.ast
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.
Edited by J- W.
be   a<bli i igi el.
Room 210,
to whom all communications should
Labor Temple, Vancouver, B  C
,t Kelson.
i      \l-il      ireelll     8
Pradei anil Labi
������ hich   is   th;   n
iwn   from
in  British
Thii is the result of
delegation     of    the
r Council ol
lost   completely   or
a   trade     union
At the lasi meeting of the Tradei
and Labor Council, representatives
wen- instructed to appear before the
Coal Commission which has been ap.
pointed to inquire into the prii e and
supply of coal i" the City of Van
couver. The committee gave some
inti resting figui i i as to prici - paid
te, miners for mining the coal on Vancouver Island. At Cumberland, the
n hiie- miners net <*< a nti
2,2-40 pounds of coal thee
In order to gel that amount e.i coal
they have to mine 2,740 pounds, and
from  that  the  i ipan)   screens  500
succi ss,
the   board
II  II'    II'
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
C. Smith. C. P. & T. A.
Phone :   Sey.  7100
VV. E. Duperow, G. A. P. D
527  Granville  Street
All Grocers
Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd.
pounds of "slack" which they say is
waste, although thej both us i and
sell it. The miners get 60 cents for
the 2,24<i pounds, whieh i- an avoirdupois ton. The company sells thc
coal in tons of 2,000 pounds in Vancouver for prices varying from $7.50
to $8.00, Al No. 1 mine, Nanaimo,
the miners gel 68 cents ior 2,240
pounds of coal taken from the top
Beam, and eS5 cents feer the same
quantity taken from ihe- bottom .seam.
The coal i- harder in that mine and
takes moi labor to dig it. 11 is obvious from thi Figures that the
wages paid tee tlu miners are not responsible ieer the high price of coal,
and ii certainl) eh. - not take the balance between tin se figures and the
pri< e at u hich ''"..I i- sold to transport ii from the island, and the onlj
conclusion that can be drawn is, that
thc coal companies and the dealers
inii-i be squeezing v< ry cent they
can oul eef the public fi >r this ni ci s.
Bitj of life. One effect of this avari-
ciousness is that they arc killing the
goose which has been laying the
golden eggs for so long. Nearly all
big office and apartment blocks now
ire being equipped with oil burning
plants. By this means fuel is cheaper, easier stored, and no ashes have
t.e be carried away when it  is burnt.
Iluriiii; the- past week :���. number of
halibut fishermen have been brought
freem Clark's Harbor, Cape Sable I--
lanel, to n> i" work 'en the fishing
grounds, and il is reported thai tbi v
v.. re taken off the- train al Pori
ie.r every Moody and wenl straight aboard a
produce,  boat, ��� \ i111. .i11 the local men havin
chance   to   laj   the   situation   before
tin iii.    The  main  question   which  it
nding  in   the   way  of  satisfactory
'l   e   Labi i   I>��� pt i'me nl  at I
nn. el J. W. Wilkinson as the
official  ��� on i ipondenl  of  ihe   depart-
��� in Vancout e r.
*   *   *
The     ,'' utive  of  tbe  Trade -  and
Lai ' i  i ouncil has been insti -
prepare  a   statement  of the   finances
nee-, --:,ry to employ a full-tin:
tarj or business agi nl to attend to
the affaii - "i i hc ci inncil in connection wiih organizing and its business
with the various public bodi' ��� !,i ''!i
ion of the
halibut fishermen's union
of tin  trouble i- thc ques-
companies r icogniziug the
Al  the last meeting
and   Labor   Council,   !���
i iln' Tradi -
ebert Foster,
president of iln coal mini rs "ii Van-
couver Island, �� as pre senl and spoke
briefly of the present position of affairs   in   connection   with   the   strike.
\ 1 all.'i of ih' coal miners of the
' Ild Country lias hen taken on the
question    of    reducing    the    working
��� ' to fite dav-. The' resull of the
ballot is as follows: In favor, 231,741;
against, 171,270; majority in favor,
ui.471 Two districts did nol vote,
South  Wales and  Bristol.
The British Admiralty has placed
the contract for the battle -hip giten
lei the navy by the federated Malay
Ilu- n.11..wing demands are being states with the firm of Armstrong,
made hy the carpenters ol Calgary, Whitworth & Co., who have r cently
anel .1.:- recently approved by the established a new plant for such
Ti-a.l,- and Labor Council ol thai ivork al Walker. The job will
city; $11,250,000.
1.    Sixty cents per hour shall be the *   *   *
minimi"" scale, 8-hour day  time and      T1���. I;   ,���   .,-,.,,,. ���,. Com
'���'"���  given  increases of wages   to its em-
ployees   'ill   re.em.I   the  sami      -   thi
The Cooks and Waiters Union are
expecting a visit from their international president, Mr. E. Flore, during the next few weeks. Whilst he
is in the city he will address an open
meeting in thc Labor Temple, and
will consult with his local members
as to how their conditions locally can
be improved.
8-hour day, time and
vertime, until 1" p.m.
and double time for all other over-
iiiii'   and holidays.
2 Holidays shall be May 24. Julj
1, Labor Day. Christmas Day, and
X  v.   Vear's  Day.
3. That no laborer shall be permitted to use carpenters' tools, bul
shall work a- a  laborer only.
4. Thai in. member shall sub-contract or do piece work al any time.
5. That contractors shall pay regular!)  i very two week-.
6. Thai all contractors shall pay
by  cash  or  certified  cheque.
The Bakers' Union held another of
their social evenings on Saturday,
February 22, when about 201) people
were present, including a number of
non-union bakers. The programme
was hetig and varied with sustained
interest to thc finish. Charlie Good,
the Scotch comedian, gave a number of items in bis inimitable style.
W. Drein and W. Barker sang several songs in character. Miss McGillivray s songs came in for a goodly measure of applause. Messrs. Dunlop and Woods sang, and J. Reynolds
The miners strike at Britannia is j specialized with "coon" items. Mrs.
still in the same position. All the Whyte gave several good piano solos,
miners and carpenters and electricians !and Mr. Thornton was responsible
have left and only about twenty shift, for some vocal numbers excellently
bosses remain on the ground. During given. Thc bakers have been giving
the last week the Deputy Minister of j these socials all winter and each one
Labor, Mr. F. A. Acland. has been'has been more successful than the
U . stern  Canada   Po ver  C rnipany.
+   *   *
li is stated that there is prospi -
oi trouble in thc metal mining industry of the interior of the pro\ int ������
as the resull of the unfavorable report of ih.- board of arbitration which
recently considered the demands of
the quartz miners of the Kootenay,
Slocan, and Boundary mining districts,
winch has a cry of pain in it tee those
wi-.    understand,    is    song    in    thi
'- of life:
\\ hall  buy  ill)   call  r  ion in'?
O, yc may ea' them vulgar farin';
\\ his anel mithers, maisl di tpairin',
Ca' them li> es o' men!
A few months age, I  v. i nl out iei ���
' little    row ing  boal   hi un   ;
 'li   a-   glass   i .   a   place-     a [mr ���
"in   battleshi) -     'e.i:. dgina  for a
sunken lubmai ii        1 he     h id
out  and  were'  - ,  i ping   th ���    placid
.> ai.'i -   to  local placi    to   the
:. .m h  of  thi   '.'���; e -     he  'hi et ���   a t nl
b low they found nol  the lubmarir ���
but the rotten hulks of unknown ve
icli     For  the bottom  of the  -
strewn with the bones of ship.,   and
men,    As  I   stared  through  the  sunlight  to  the  coast   I   saw   the  ruin   of
one noble vessel, the greati -��� schooner  in  the  world,  -nil   stuck  on
ledge of rock  which had  caused h.-r
doom,    li  seemed   t"   me   then   that
through  the  shimmer of  heal  above
the water  I   sav   ':       hosts of those
innumerable   ships   which   from    the
days of the Vikings hai i  been hurb '1
upon   the   coasl   of   Britain     to
smashed into driftwood.
for  thousand'   uf ye: h
first  ships  ,..:- built, the -���    has demanded  her  toll  in   human
the   price*   has   been   paid   in   annual
tribute uncomplainingly by nun who,
ie.r   a   little   pay,   a   go id   catel
fish, ���   - the  high
ways  of  the  sea  and   face   the   i
in   fair  weather  and  foul.     Thi
has no romance for them. They know
the  h..rr..r  of  the  nighl   ��
a  dirty  si a  running,   w ith   th ���   cold
wind   ��hipping   tin ir   faces   like
lash of �� hips. v. ith hat ds fn /��� n beyond  all  feelit -.
them  - 'in  of their and  dri\ -
ing them ever in arcr to the roi ks,
where death lies in wait, Everj seaman, very fisherman, knows that
om day he may be chos i. to pay
ih.' toll of the sea, ii not tonight-
tomorrow.     For  the  toll    must    be
paid, by  skipper, or matt
ir  boy.
"Yes.   my  friend,
marry the countess
I   was  about   to
when  I  suddenly
learned   that   she   spent   more   than
$12.00(1   a   year   em   her   dressmaker."
"Then   what  did  you  do?"'
"Married  the dressmaker."
"How about your geometry? I
want you  to  do something  in   that."
"Well, it's this way, father, Unless
I make a certain percentage in football, they won't let me take geometry
at  all."
communication with j
the local correspondent of the Department of Labor, and is kept fullv
apprised of each development. The
department is specially interested in
the strike because the board of arbitration which they appointed to inquire into conditions at Britannia
last year reported in favor of the
miners   and   thc   department   recom-
Over 100,000 families
in Canada arc enjoying
the comforts ��� > i a home
heated with our famoUs
"Economy" warm air
"Ask the Man Who Has One"
328 DRAKE ST. Manufacturers
"Pease" heating systems maintain a summer atmosphere regardless of outside conditions.
'he (j
of Mi
a tin
Vancouver, B.C.
titers. The object is to provide,
pleasant entertainment for the members and their wives and children and
to bring bakers who are not members
of the union into their organization.
At the next bakers' social i veiling.
which is to be held on Saturday.
March 8, Mr. E. Plant, the bakeshops
inspector, will deliver a lecture on
"The Technicalities of Bread-baking," Everyone wine is interested is
invited to attend
*       *      A
The ten thousand cement workers
who ply their calling on the banks
of the Thames have put before their
combined employers the following
demands for better conditions: < ine
e'ciii per hour incr :ase for all time
workers: ten per cent   increase on all
pier,   work: overtime rates, M lays
to Fridays time and a quarter, Saturday rifti in is time and a half, Sunday double time, \i present, the
men, ii they gel in plenty of overtime and Sunday work are lucky ii
they make six and a half dollars -
Toil of the Sea
The tragic home-coming of the
Snowdon Range and the still more
tragic wreck of the Veronese, whieh
was driven on tee the rocks near
Oporto, remind thc man who is snug
against all thc boisterous winds in
the safety of cities that the sea is unchanging in its peril and that, in spite
of modern science and modern ships,
it still takes a heavy toll of human
life, writes Phillip Gibbs, in "The
London Graphic." That story of the
Snowdon Range will be remembered
as one of the most extraordinary voyages which any ship has made, for
after being buffeted in the Atlantic
feer fifty-three days, and towed for
six hundred miles, she was left to her
own guidance within sight of home,
and in apparent safety, when soon
afterwards another storm arose, and
flung its fury upon the disabled ship.
The Welshman, which had been tow-
ling her. ran ie.r safety, and the Snow-
'1''ii Range, with her rudder carried
away, with her woodwork smashed,
with her steampipes broken, with her
coal almost exhausted, drilled about
Painters arc  on
Scotland,   wiih   no
mediate settlement,
ed 24 cents per we
try work, lull are -landing
position !'��� iln open Bhop
the employers,
strike    ai     Perl
pri -peel s   of    illl-
They were oifi r.
k  exlra  fen- COUI1-
.111   ill  Op-
I" !���. \   - i
Thc   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  tlie  machines  will
last a lifetime.
"TRY-NEW-EIFE" 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 partieulars or call at the office of the Hamilton-Beach
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    Sc    CAIRNS'    DRUG    STORE,    Vancouver    Bloct
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 Building Vancouver, B.C.
An inquiry i111��� > the Ineius ami conditions    ii female  labor    throughout
Greal   Britain anil   Ireland    was    inaugurated hy a conference at the office "i the National Organization ..i
jf.irls'    Clubs,    ('.real      i tiehli.-ld    St.,
London,   England.     With    this    organization,  the  industrial   section   of
the    National    Union    of    Women
I Workers will hc associated in the inquiry.    It is declared to he impossible
[for social workers to do any thing for
[lhe improvement of girls whilst they
have  to work such  long hours as at
[present.    Evidence  will  lie  collected
i tei  convince  the  government  of   the
existence of the evil, and at least ten
' thousand girls and women wil! . c in-
.vitcel lo fill in printed forms as follows:    How many  hours they work;
[whether   workmens'   trains   or   trams
are used; particulars as to meal times,
[slack   times,   overtime,   ami   whether
[they  sit  or  stand   at   their   work.     It
I was stated that it was difficult to obtain  evidence as  to  illegal  overtime.
Employers used hack rooms as we.rk
rooms,   so   that   inspectors   could  not
see  the  lights   from   the  streets,  and
'that when the inspectors rang the hell.
i thc employer hid  lhe girls and  turned out the lights.
A      *      *
Illinois State miners in convention
have voted to give the striking miners
in West Virginia $900,00(1 if nece sary
for the successful termination of their
trouble. The gift not only means a
levy of $100,000 upon the miners of
Illinois, but also authorizes the state
executive hoard to spend every cent
of their reserve fund of $800,000 ii
*    *    *
The Sailors' Union eei" the Pacific
has made a donation of $KX1 to the
striking garment workers of Xew
The City Council of Nelson has
passed a resolution providing for the
employment of only union labor on
all   public   works   carried   on   by   the
By astounding seama
tain dodged the deadly rocks of
Queenstown, dropped anchor when
the gale arose to its height, and
weighed it again when the wind veer-
1 eel a little, until at last the vess 1
grounded in Queenstown Harbor, a
battered hulk, with the wheel of is
jury-rudder .smashed to iiits. with
���.���very man on board bruised and
spent. The captain was forty-four
days withoul going into his hunk.
"li was his gril which saved us," said
an  of his officers.
When the news of the ship's home,
coining reached Lloyd's thi  great bell
�� hich is only soundi d when s imi  big
hi]  is losl ' r su ed was rime for thi
glad    tidings    after    1.. r    disapp
inci  into the sti inn-wrack of thi   V
lantic  it   -.��� as  heliei ed   thai   she   had
foundered, and heavy premiums
paid to ci vet Inr li ss    \'.\ en a month
igo, n In i she wa- sighted 700 i
wesl - ���! Sei i land, hi r ci h ditii in si
id so pi nl ius that the underwriters
siill ask.el eight! guineas per cent, for
her insurance.    It is no won.Icr thai
thc   le II    r ing    j ij fully   when    she
reai hi d  Quei nstown!
I'i.i I.Imil's has hail -onie black
weeks .lining the recent gales, tin
one daj ihe underwriters have calculated the total loss at half a million Sterling ��� >11 five great ships���
the Veronese, wrecked off Portugal;
lhe Auchenarden, sunk in ihe Mersey: lhe Estonia, abandoned in the
Red Sea: ihe Boltotl, ashore near
Wesl Hartlepool; and La Blanca,
damaged in collision.
Bul the tale is not told of all the
little ships which have been driven
upon iln- co.isis. where their wreckage is now strewn. During ihe pasl
three weeks many a fishing-smack
which went nut with the fleet tee provide I'rcsli fish fen' the morning's
market will never come sailing into
harbor again. The great puhlic does
not know and eh-es not care. The
housewife wonders why fish is dear
today, complains a little, and pays
the extra pence. She does nol think
even when fish is cheap today that
men have risked their lives to get it
for her table. Only the won.en know
who sit weeping or haggard-eyed in
linh' cottages on the coast where the
wind is raging, where the grea
wait- come healing against
cliffs, and where a little group of
men in oilskins are talking of the
mates who will never mend their nets
again in calm weather. Local papers
spread .nit upon cotlage tables give
the hare facts which have made a few
im ne widows and orphans in the gale.
"Pete Wats.ui. fisherman, was washed overboard, lie leaves a wife and
children." "A fishing-ketch was
driven ashore at Carnoustie. Tin
vessel became a total wreck, and of
her crew of four and a boy, only
the captain was tiit ed."
."so the sea takes her toll, year by
year, in every gale, and only those
who live in seaport towns understand
the cruelty of the sea and its re-
lehtlessness. But men must work,
though women will weep. Billingsgate
demands its stores, and the old song.
Desiccated Potatoes
An attempt is being made in Germany to save the five million tons if
potatoes hist annually in that country through lack of immediate market
by desiccating, or drying the vegetable, so that it may bc preserved in
usable form.
Pressure is used to withdraw the
bulk of the water from lhe potato and
artificial heat dries the resulting
"meal." This meal has one-quarter
of the original weight and occupies
one-eighth the space. It tastes and
smells somewhat like newly made
bread. It may be used or kept in this
condition for considerable periods.
Pressed into cakes, it is used for
animal food. In nractice three and
eight-tenths tons of potatoes yield
about one ton of potato meal at a
cost of about fifty-six cents a teen.
Twelve cents a ton added for pressing
makes the cosl of the cake sixty-eight
cents, which is not high for fodder
of such quality. Chemical analysis
shows the following percentage of
food value: water, 11.50: fat. 0.31;
protein,   3.73;   ash,  2.06:   fiber,   171:
hip the cap-1 carbohydrates, 80,69. The residual
lieiiieir. after pressing, is about 80 per
cent, pure albumen, which has a ready
To   Exchange   ihe   lane   i.-nmediaiely   west   of
Lols 2i  io  32   inclusive,  in   Block  2.   Uis-
lou   Lot   664,   Map   2148,   tor   lhe
16 feet of Lot 12 on said plan and to stop
up  .-aid  iane.
U HEREAS  :!>.-   Bo
of South \ -.      L.ol
i: . ' ...
i- al   adelitiui   i.. the i:   South   Hill Schoo
.' i
South   Hill   Schoe ivc  requi
thc  C lo   convi)   the    said      . -
i     -1 rpose
��� ,: Se Hoard  in exe
ii   -mill 16 feci .a  Lot  IJ on laid
VXD   ia HEREAS   Suh ection
the Ai
1 to pi ; g   ,,|   .,
i ei.lie'   itreet   a;   i ichange   foi
ed for th
"i diverting any public itreet, at .1 to i
Heed,   an   property   -"  exchanged:
> \i'   u HEREAS   Subiection   I7�� ,.f  Scc-
oi ilu-  Municipal  Act  authorize!  thi
I"     pail     ,'.      'le    1. j��      In     sl,.|,     ,,-,     .,      |
divert any itreet, alley i.r lane, and to enter
upon -nd expropriate any real property for
establishing, altering or diverting am street.
alley or lane.
AND WHEREAS ii is expedient that thc
said lane immediately e\ e-t e.i s,-|j<| J,,,t.s j-
10 32 inclusive, a- shown on -aid Plan 214 i
should In- si..;.p(,i iij. and exchanged for the
satil southerly  i<> feet of Lot  13:
NOW, THEREFORE, the Reeve ami Council   rn'  the   District   of   South   Vancouver  in
Ceiiiiicel   assembled   enact   as   follows;
1. That all that portion of thc lane or
alley lying immediately nest ol said tots
25 to i2 inclusive', in illock 2. as shown an
ihe map nf ihe Subdivision of District f.-.t
eid-l deposited iu the Land Registry Office in
the Cily of Vancouver and numbered 2148,
more particularly known and described as
follows: Commencing at ihe- southwest corner
of Lot .12, in said Illock 2, thence northerly
along   lhe easterly  limit of said alley-264  lect
i.i a point  where the  northerly  boundary  ni
I.nt    25    intersects   lhe   easterly    limit    of   -aid
alley, thence westerly a distance ol 20 feet to
the   intersection   nf   the   souther!]   boundary
nl    I.n'    1.1    with    the   westerly   limit    eef    -ail
alley: thence southerly along the -aid westerly limit 264 feet to the south east cornet
..f ihe- area shown on said plan a- South Hill
School -ee-; thence euterly :, distance of 20
feel i.' tlu- point of commencement be conveyed by ilie District of South Vancouver
in Thomas K. Harrison in exchange for lhe
south 16 feet of Lot 1.1 on said map for the
purpose of diverting lhe saiel lane, and that
tlu- Reeve and Clerk of the Council execute
Ihe conveyance of thc said lands to the saiel
Thomas K. Harrison aelel affix the Corporate
Seal  thereto.
2. That all that portion of the said lane
or aleey lying immediately west of the said
tots 25 to 52 inclusive, bc, and the same is
hereby  stopped  up.
3. That the said south 16 feet of Lot 13
on said map be, anil the same is hereby
established and opened up as an alley or lane
iu place of thc portion of the lane stopped
up in the preceding: section hereof, and the
saiel south 1( feet of Lot 15 is hereby expropriated  as  anel  lor  a  lane  or alley.
This By-Law may be cited for all purposes
as llv-Law to close lane running through
South" Hill   School   site.
Passed by thc Council on the 20th day of
August   A t>.    1912.
Ke-consielered by the Council and finally
adopted and signed hy the Reeve and Clerk
and sealed with the Corporate Seal on the
14th  dav of  February A.D.   1913.
J.  A.  KERR,
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WHEN lhe historian comes to write up the history of
the Fraser River Harbor, In giving the early
struggle of the pioneers of the Bill, many names of men
Will figure in it who have failed to see the fruition of the
work From the earliest days the geographical position
Of Lulu Island as a suitable site for a great harbor was
recognized Men have come and gone who have sung
the s,,ng of praise of undertaking such a scheme. Hy
many these men were looked upon as dreamers, many
smiled at their ideas, others openly laughed them to
sc.rn Ever and anon seinieone came along with a little
m.ere enthusiasm than the others and got a committee
formed, and tried to get Westminster enlisted in the
scheme. Again and again Westminster turned it down,
saying the North Arm was no good and never would be
any good except as a log towing stream.
With no help and encouragement coming from West
minster, the committees feir a time dropped the idea
seeing the North Arm of the Fraser developed
was lhe condition of affairs till about two and a half years
ag.i, -when the South Vancouver Board of Trade discovered that South Vancouver had no water frontage on
the river. With the boundaries of Richmond extending to
high water mark on the South Vancouver side, as soon
as the Board of Trade made the discovery, without any
fuss, they waited tip.in the Municipal Council and laid
the matter before them. The Council al once entered into
negotiations with the Richmond Council, showing the
injustice Smith Vancouver was suffering. It will ever be
to the credit of the ihen Richmond Cenincil that they recognized thc justice of South Vancouver's claims that the
dividing line should be the middle of the river. For a
mere nominal sum Richmond agreed to this.
Once this matter was settled, the Board of Trade took
up the work in earnest. A strong deputation from the
Board, consisting of R. C. Hodgson, president; C. S.
Campbell and H. B. A. Vogel, proceeded to Ottawa.
These men were accompanied by a deputation from the
Council and the other municipalities. As a result of their
visit they were promised that a dredge would be put on
the North Arm.
Xew Westminster claims credit for certain assistance
rendered at this period. But the same spirit that was
shown when the Harbor Bill came before Parliament was
shown then. Westminster would allow nothing to intervene between her and her plans, An effort was made to
create a division amongst the delegates, certain members
being invited to a banquet while others were uninvited.
Again the Westminster delegates in the long journey to
Ottawa did most of the arranging as to the speeches that
were to take place, etc. When thc dredge finally did come
to Westminster, delay after delay took place in the placing
s-t the dredge on the North Arm. Hardly was it at work
when telegram followed telegram to Ottawa. Petition
followed petition to have thc dredge removed to thc
South Arm, thc petitioners claiming that if the dredge
was not at once taken round to the South Arm the
canneries would have to close down. These were forwarder! to Ottawa. Mr. Hutchison, of Point Grey, and
Mr. Higgins along with members of the South Vancouver Board, hearing of this interviewed the Government
Engineer at Westminster. They demanded from him the
signature of the petitioners. This was given and on investigation it was discovered that some of the canneries
that were said to be threatened with .losur:, as the boats
D ttld not get alongside of them, wcre canneries that were
being closed by a syndicate to remove competition,
Others   had  been   previously   closed.
It is outside eetir province to say that Westminster was
to blame feer this. W'e do say, however, lhat the action eif
asking Burnaby to withelraw from thc joint municipalities
at thc twelfth hour, and the action of asking Point Grey
le. also withdraw within a few hours e.f the Bill passing
was a blow aimed al South Vancouver. Had Peiint Grey
yielded to the blandishments that were made to hcr in
Victoria the fate of the Bill might have been jeopardized.
The Point Grey Council and Board of Trade stood true
to their guns. Burnaby, no thiubt, made a mistake in
withdrawing from the joint municipalities, as no municipality will reap a greater benefit from the Harbor Commission Bill than Burnaby. Had the Bill not been passed
it is safe the development of Burnaby would have been
retarded for years. Cut off from development at the
mouth of the North Arm, Westminster grasping all that
came within reach, playing for the dismemberment of
Burnaby, Vancouver to get certain portions, Westmin
ster to get the rest, Burnaby's individuality would have
sunk out of sight. Now Burnaby will be able to take her
place in the joint scheme of the municipalities and will
be able to share equally in the advantages of the developments. She will be able to get her own wharfs as we
as Westminster. Burnaby with hcr cheap waterfront
will become the greatest competitor against New West
minster for the coasting trade. New Westminster's past
mayors recognized this. Hence the reason they never
desired to sec the North Arm developed.
No doubt can ever be entertained that New Westminster will not make progress.    She is too ambitious to re
main behind in  the race.    If the mayors in the past did
not grasp  the opportunities,  Mayor  Lee can  never  have
this charge laid against him.
Columbia now has a member of Parliament for every
56.06K people, Alberta one for every 53,532, Saskatchewan
eene for every 49.24.1. Manitoba eme for every 45,561, Ontario one f.er every 29.340, Quebec eme for every 30,810,
New Brunswick one for every 27,1)68. Nova Scotia one
f,,r every 23.432. The average unit of representation in
the four Western Provinces is thus 49,739. and in the live
Eastern Provinces 29,376.
While the voice e,f the West is stifled by under-repre-
lentation on the basis of lhe census of 1911, that is not
all. With lhe phen.etuenal growth in the West compared
with the growth iu the Eastern Provinces, long before
the next census anil redistribution the West will be again
greater under-represented. At the earliest possible
moment, therefore, the Government should bring
in a redistribution bill in order to relieve the handicap
under which the West sends representatives to Ottawa.
The demand of the West is a legitimate one. Ontario
in the pre-Confederation period, insistently demanded representation by population. It is coming to the West
and cannot much longer be avoided by the Dominion Government.
The Voters' List
To the Etlitor of "The Chinoeek";
Sir,���The Provincial Government
has done one good deed this session
.it least In cancelling the old voters'
list they have done what all good
.-ilizetts have been demanding for
many years. Men who have been
dead ten and fifteen years will no
longer be able lo record their votes,
and Ihe only people who have a kick
coining are those who have been living out of thc province who could
always get a cheap trip back to their
old homes at election times provided
they promised to vote right.
Citizens should not forget, though,
that they have only a few days lo get
registered on thc new list and should
take an early opportunity of doing so.
The meeting called in Ashe's Hall
on Friday, March 7, will give an excellent chance to those whose business during the day keeps them from
attending to this���the duty of every
good  citizen.
Yours, etc.,
WHEN Mr. Turriff brought in a resolution in the Dominion House demanding a redistribution measure
he touched a question which is close to the hearts of men
of all political shades in Western Canada. It is not a
question affecting any one political party. The constitution requires a redistribution after every census, so
that each Province of the Dominion may be adequately
represented in Parliament. The last census was taken in
June, 1911, and this is the second session since the general
results were made known.
It is a well-known fact that the West is under-represented in the Dominion, and British Columbia suffers
worst of all.    According to the  official  records  British
CHAMPIONS for women's suffrage there will always
O be. At the session of the Collingwood Parliament
the other night, the question of the right of women to
exercise the franchise was keenly debated; in fact it was
still being debated when the "House" adjourned for the
It must be apparent to all who are watching closely thc
trend of affairs in the Old Country that in various ways
the British suffragettes are approaching a crisis that will
no doubt produce many farces, but which may also produce some tragedies. Among the probable comedies are
the retaliation attempted by men who, tired of having
Iheir meetings interrupted by women, are beginning to
deliberately and .systematically interrupt the proceedings
t the suffragettes' own meetings. It is useless to appeal
to public sympathy against such methods if they are resorted to by the.sterner sex. For centuries women have
enjoyed certain social advantages by reason of thc survival in men of the feeling of chivalry; the surest way to
icprive themselves of these advantages is to persist in
irritating men of all social ranks by always senseless and
eften vulgar forms of physical violence. Wilful and useless destruction of property, and, still worse, of letters
under the custody of the post office, are absolutely inexcusable, and  deserving of severe  modes of repression.
If Mrs. Pankhurst's aim, in challenging thc guardians
of the peace, was to win martyrdom, she seems likely to
secure it in a severe form. She would not have been
arrested if the public prosecutors had not become convinced that they had a good case against her. If she is
convicted and sentenced to penal servitude for a long
term she may go on a "hunger strike." It is not likely
titat there will be any further resort to forcible feeding,
but it is quite probable that in Mr. John Burns she will
have a Minister to deal with who will leave her to rescue
herself by eating from permanent loss of health or even
absolute self-destruction. Mr. Burns is well within the
mark in his publicly-expressed opinion that the practices
eif lhe suffragettes have "put back their movement for
many years."
WHEN you write a business letter you begin by saying
"Dear Sir," when you write the address you prefix
"Mr." or affix "Esq." to the name, and you sign yourself
"Yours truly," which you do not mean at all.
Therefore it is proposed, with more or less seriousness,
that  we should  "cut  out"  these  superfluities.
When you send a telegram you address it to John Smith
and you sign it John Brown or whatever his name or
yours happens to be.
If you got a telegram beginning "Dear Sir" and ending
with "Yours truly" you would think thc sender slightly
out of his head.
This suggestion has led another reformer to propose
that men shall do away with neckties.
He figured it out that the average man spends three
hours a year tying his necktie, which is too little, because
he only allows a minute for the process, and many men
spend a good many minutes in selecting their ties in the
morning, only to be asked when they come down stairs
if they were color-blind, and if not, why they put on a
purple  tie with a  blue shirt, or something else like that,
As lo die cost of ties���that runs up into millions upon
millions.    But more than neckties arc collars.
A collar is a supremely useless thing. Why should any
tm.ii feel obliged tee encase his neck in a piece of starched
We de, it because our father and our grandfathers did
it just the saute as so many of us vote Conservative or
Liberal, as the case may be.
Collars ceist money, and they have to be scut to the
They necessitate the use of collar buttons, and you
don't have to be told anything about collar buttons and
the loss of time they cause, and tbe "language" to which
'.hey give rise on occasion.
But why continue?
Ripht Use of Books
(Toronto  Star  Weekly)
All young men and women have
not the privilege of attending a university or even a collegiate institute;
in fact, more than nine-tenths of our
young people have not this advantage. But there is no reason why
education should end when the boy
or girl leaves school.
We have in Toronto, for instance,
a magnificent reference library, and
a librarian who is not only willing
but eager to assist any who wishes
to follow a course of reading on any
topic. To a certain extent the branch
libraries furnish the same facilities.
But there is a decided advantage in
owning books, loo. The public
library and the home library may be
workeil together. You may test books
by reading'them at the library or borrowing them, and then select for your
reading a list of volumes tbat you
would like to buy and have at your
elbow at all times, and read over and
eever again, and refer to in case of
Now this, at the present day, means
no great expense. Hundreds of standard works may be purchased in
Every Man's Library and similar collections at twenty-live cents a volume
if you are satisfied with a cloth binding. That means a very fair library
for twenty-five dollars, and an excellent one for fifty or a hundred dollars
���which need not bc invested all at
once, but in quarters and other small
sums whieh you hardly miss.
Here, however, it is necessary to
say that young people need to be
taught how to read. I don't mean to
decipher tbe printed page, or recite a
poem, but how to use a collection of
books. It i.s hardly fair to ask a
young fellow of fifteen, without some
preparation, to tackle Buckle's History of Civilization.
Once, attracted by the fame of
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, I
tried to read the book. From the appearance of such words as and, but,
the, and for, I judged that it had been
translated into English'; but not a
sentence could I find which conveyed
the slightest meaning to my mind.
That discouraged mc, and I have ever
since been content to worship Kant
from afar and in a wholly ignorant
Boys and girls should be taught, at
school and afterwards, how to use a
collection of books. In history, for
instance, a good plan is to tackle a
particular period, and read all that
can be found about it. Not only do
the events and movements become
familiar to your mind, but you compare one story with another, and
learn lite great truth that no historian is infallible or quite impartial.
But this is only the introduction to
a discussion on a big subject, the
right use of the enormous collections
of books that exist in our day. These
collections may bc either graveyards
or seed plots, according as they are
neglected or used.
IN the list compiled by the Lord High Executioner, in
* "The Mikado," of people who "never would be missed,"
you will remember there arc included:
"People who in shaking hands,
Shake hands with you like that."
In society circles in some cities across the line there
is a movement to bar the handshake.
Tbe handshake will continue in the world, all the same.
But in nineteen out of twenty cases it is as meaningless
as the kisses which women give each other when they
meet or when they part.
It is a custom which has suffered, as have other Clieitoriig
of the past.
Fashion, though, has to be charged with much of the
decline of handshaking.
It has instituted at different time various sorts of
changes, each foolish and some even grotesque.
What, for the matter of that, could be more absurd
than the fashion which raged a few years ago, among
thoce who wished to be thought high and apart from
their fellows, of sticking the hand high in the air and
mak'iig short people carry around stepladders to get
up to it?
As this was accompanied by a cold stare, it graveled
the more.
Now it is anathema.
"For all this meaningless handshaking, in cases of
casual introduction." says a St. Louis paper, "the idea is
to substitute a bow. It means just as much and it is more
Trusting-Hunting as a National Game
(Toronto   Globe)
Our neighbors are an amusing people. They alienated, or think they
alienated, their hard coal, the one
supply on the continent, for all time,
although they had only a life title to
it, and now they hope to free themselves from extortion by attacking
Ihe hard coal trust in the courts. So
long as they recognize the assumption
of their ancestors in alienating an en-
lailed estate of coal they will have to
pay for that coal according to their
financial or industrial endurance.
The reply of the coal-owners is also
amusing. They say they obtain only
a fair return on the value of their
property. They estimate the value as
a fair proportion to the income and
then point out that the income bears
a fair proportion to the value. When
they get a chance to double the income or increase it tenfold, that will
double the value or multiply it by ten
as the case may be. Thus they can
still protest, with truth as absolute as
the multiplication table, that the income is in fair proportion to the
The attack on the trusts will be
profitable to many people, and will
serve to keep up interest in economic-
affairs. But while thc people leave
their highways and their one supply
of hard coal in private hands their
punitive expeditions against trusts
"ill be failures. Josh Billings says
that thc mail who cannot learn by his
repeated failures need not hope to
learn at all.
Work in Prison, or Out
(London Free Press)
It has been suggested that husbands
and fathers who forget their responsibilities should be imprisoned, under
circumstances which would permit of
their being employed remuneratively,
and their wages turned over to the
prisoner's family. The man who will
mit  work   for   his    family     willingly
Phone: Fair. 326       4518 Main St.
IfrtMhmj Vm
Is brewed from purest barley malt,
highest priced Sa&zer hops, imported
direct from Bohemia, and Capilano
water���no purer ingredients in all the
world. Try this good old German
Lager.   Brewed in Vancouver
Canadian Brewing and Malting Co. Ltd.
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :   51st Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone :  Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
California Mission Roll
Spanish Roll Plain Square
In Colors Red and Green
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
C. Gardiner - Johnson & Company
Johnson's Wharf
Phone : Sey. 9145
Phones :  Seymour  7056-7818 Office! :   606-607   Hank  of  Otlaw��   Bldg.
Wanted���Good   building   Lots   in   vicinity   of   Kuight   Road
at reasonable prices
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
should do so under compulsion.
Drastic application of a drastic law
would do much to remove the pitiable
incidents from family life in Canada,
which, upon police evidence, have become common.
They Were  British
" (Brandon Sun)
Once again have the glorious traditions of the British race been upheld. Once again has the world been
shown that the British race knows
how to face death as well as victory.
Captain Scott and his companions
died as we would have them die. facing death with a smile On their fac<
and glorying in the fact that it was
for the honor and greatness of their
country. They were British.
 ���   ^ ���	
"This piece of lace on my dress if
over SO years old."
"It's beautiful. Did you make it
Wisdom    is    a    contribution  from
nearly everybody; no one man has it. SATURDAY,   MARCH   8,   1913
Donaldson   &   McDonald
Dealers in
All Kinds of Chicken Feed
4213 Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 1514
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumbers' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies. Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at thc shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.    It wil! cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
Lumber ��� Lath ��� Doors
Buy Our Shingles
We Have the Equipment
4905 Ontario Street Cor. Bodwell (34th Avenue)
Phone:   Fraser 41
Buy Your House
Cleaning Materials
Alabastine, Hall's Distemper,
Liquid Veneer, Step Ladders,
etc., etc.
G. E. McBride & Co.
Corner Sixteenth Avenue and
Main Street
Corner 49th Ave. and Fraser Street
T$*s THI5 IS AN 010 ONE BUT-
The line el.- Basrusc once explained ing   towards    Flanders,   reproached
to the Countess.de Bologne the na-iTristan  wiih this neglect.
ture eef his connection with tin- Emperor as follows: "When the Emperor laid, 'All feer Prance,' I st-rveel
with enthusiasm; when he said,
'France anil 1.' I served with zeal:
when he said, 'I and Prance,' I served
with obedience; but when he said 'I'
without Prance, I felt the necessity
eef separating with him."
*    *   *
The First Unskilled���Things ain't
doin' well at 'euue,  Hill.
The Seceetiel Unskilled���Wot's up?
The First Unskilled ��� It's the
Missus���alius worryin' fer money,
mornin', noon, an' night.
The Second Unskilled���Wot she do
wiv it <>rl?
The First Unskilled���'Ow am I ter
knew���I  never give 'er none yet.
"To Flanders I" said the grand profit; 'your Majesty must bc in an
crre.r. The nie.uk has gOl half way to
Rouen ley this tune. I sent bin) adrift,
tieil up in a sack."
"What  monkr"
"Hah!" said thc King, with his
usual oath, "you have drowned me the
best priest iu thc kingdom. It cannot
be helped now, so we will have half a
dozen masses said for his soul; but it
was that dog of a captain, not the
peeeer monk, I meant."
���   4i   *
When Lejrd Holland was on his
death-bed bis friend, George Selwyn,
called to inquire how his Lordship
was, and left his card. This was
taken to Lord Holland, who said:
"If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him
into my room. If I am alive, I shall
be glad to sec him; if I am dead, I am '
jsure tbat he will be delighted to see1
the  nation.    You ought  to be  happy
if any one is "
"I knejw it. Hut I'm not. The fact
is, I am up against it. I have feeur
political managers wlo. diel iplendid
lervice feir mc. ami each one demands
the same job."
*    *   *
Jjeetiahl  had lee'en  t'e Sunday  school
ind on coming in une wai askeel what
Fishing for Iron
In Sweden the bottoms of many
lakes are covered to a thickness of
some six or eight inches with fragments of iron ore about the size of
Pfas. The composition of this lake
ore consists of ocher, or hydrated
oxide of iron, with silicate and phosphate of iron, clay, sand, and other
impurities; and it is said to yield pig
iron of good  quality.
Very primitive methods are employed to obtain the ore. In winter
a hole is cut in the ice, a scraper attached on a long pole is inserted, and
all  ore within reach is collected.
This curious kind of mining is conducted in a similar manner in summer from rafts anchored m the lake.
It is said that two miners can bring
up about four tons of ore in a day.
Steam dredges have been installed in
a few places.
Wife (sobbing to John on bis re
turn from office)���John, I baked ;
John���Well, don't cry, dear.
Wife���Hut, Je.lin, the cat ate it.
John���Don't cry, dear.    I'll buy an.      One  very  well-known  character at
oilier cat. Oxford used to say that modern un-
*   *   * derjjraduatea  were  sadly  inferior  to
a    i    ;., mi       , . .their predecessors, who had constant-
Jkth r,    "u ,   K 'T!>Cl   \  * & employed him when they went out
southern cabin and opened Ins pack.    LJJth v   ' ,
self r\ ,7' , n . '".I '-'T -"I'" ^ I "Th*re'�� ;l ver> idle set of gentle-
Belf.ra.sing umbrellas, he began me���, , the University nowadays.
No use, nan; no use, interrupted They nem shoo( the/never g( es
the old colored woman as she I, ��/,,,��������� ti,..., ���
busied herself abeiut a boiler of
clothes. "Cayn't use nothin' like
"How about self-raising window
"No   K"'id  heah, kase  dey  ain't   no
windows wuff talkin' erbout."
"Self-raising buckwheat:"
"No good to me���we eat cohn pone.
But, mister "
'Well, mammy
he had learned.
story of Joseph
[-fishing.   They does nothing���noth
ing but read, read, read, from morning till night."
We have all heard of the French
schoolboy who, asked to translate
into English the French of "To be or
not t'J be," evolved this: "To was
or not to am."
Another    schoolboy   has    equalled
this    translation in  recovering    from
"If you'll tell "mc how to tuhn dese j Gerrnan  the  text, "The spirit indeed
heah   fohteen   bad   chillun   into   self-
raisin'     pickaninnies.     Ah'll    be    yo'
frien' fob. life, dat Ah will, sah."
A       *       A
"If the high cost of living keeps
lotl, the rich themselves will feel the
pinch of it."
The speaker was Brand Whitlock.
j Mayor of Toledo.     He continued:
"I know a Toledo banker who has
already begun tej retrench. Ilis
daugtber said to him the other day:
"'Father, dear, I need a new fall
"'Can't afford it,' the banker
"'But, father, what am I to do
without a riding-habit?'
"'Get the  riding-habit.'"
A    gentleman    who    had
Chicago   only   three   days.
been   in
but   who
is willing, but the flesh is weak," in
the form, "The ghost, of course, is
reaely, but  the meat is feeble."
K>       *       ef
Pater: Son, does this young lady
yen are going to marry know how to
bake, mend and clean i'
Son: Certainly nut. I'm proud of
Mildred; she only knows how to run
a seven-passenger Bignix, put on a
spare tire, fix a carburetor and read a
* *      A
Lady: Why, you naughty boy. I
never heard such language since the
day I was born.
Small Boy: Yes, muni; I s'pose
dere wuz a good deal of cussin' de day
you wuz born.
* *    a
The curate of a large and fashionable church was endeavoring to teach
had been paying attention to a pro- tnj- significance of white to a Sunday
niinent Chicago belle, wanted to pro-! sc'100' class.
pose, but was. afraid he would lie 'Why, said hc, " does a bride in-
thought too hasty. He delicately variably desire to be clothed in white
broached thc subject as follows: at  ller    marriage?"    As  no  one an-
"If I were to speak to you of mar- ��� swercd, he explained. "White," said
riage, after having only made your: "e> ".stands for joy, and the wedding
acquaintance three davs ag.>, what .dav 1S ""���' most Joyous occasion of a
would you say to it?" " j woman s life."
"Well,  I  should  say  never put off I    A srna" bo>' Queried, "Why do the
till  tomorrow  that which you should  men wcar black���? ,
have done the day before yesterday." |
Captain," said a wealthy passenger
Retorts on the floor of the House
of Representatives at Washington.
when members are in the heat of debate, are sometimes anything but
gentle. While the "literary test" immigration bill was under discussion in
who was about to take his first trip
across the ocean, "I understand this
ship has got several watertight compartments."
"Yes, sir," was the reply.
"Captain,"  the  passenger  went on,
partments���I    don't    care    what    it
December,   Representative   Curley  of  decidedly, "I  want one o' these com
Massachusettes made a  vigorous and
in    many    ways    remarkable    speech
against  it,  and  in  defence  of  Italian
immigration.      In    the   midst   of   his
speech   Representative   Caleb  Powers
of   Kentucky  tried   t'i  interrupt  him
for a  question
Inscriptions     in      complimentary
copies of learned works do not always
serve  the graceful  purpose  to which
....   ,-���    , . i  ������      .    ,   ��ne was  dedicated  by the  celebrated
,WpL.,.8 y ]  Professor Wilson of" Edinburgh.
When the suiteir for the hand of
Professor Wilson's daughter had
gained the young woman's approbation, she of course referred him to
her father. Having stated his case,
the younger gentleman was asked to
bid the young lady to come to her
father.    Her obedience was prompt.
Professor Wilson had before him
for review B ponderous volume, on
the fly-leaf of which was duly inscribed. "With the author's compliments."
He tore this fly-leaf out, pinned it
tei bis daughter's dress, solemnly led
her tei the anxious lover���and went
back  to  his work.
Mr.  Powers
"If 1 felt that it would adel tee the
sum of human knowledge I would
gladly do so," retorteel Mr. Curley,
"but I regret that I do n.>t think it
Mr.    Curley    finished    his    speech
without trouble.
* *   *
A Greenville (Illinois)  Republican
went home the night of the election
and woke up his wife and told her to
pack up anel get ready tei leave���that
Illinois had gone Democratic and he
wouldn't live in such a dinged State.
After storming around for a time he
went out to get some more election
news, and later returned home and
told his wife that she needn't mind
about packing up, that there was no
place to go.
* *    *
The teacher had written on the
blackboard the sentence: "The toast
was drank in silence," and turned to
her class for them to discover the
Little Bennie Sheridan waved his
hand frantically, and, going to the
board, scrawled the correction:
"The toast was ate in silence."
+      *      e��t
Teacher: "Now you have in front
of you the north, on your right the
east, on your left the west. What
have you behind you?"
Small Boy: "A patch on my pants.
I told mother you'd see it."
* ���   *
"Have you decided on a name for
the  baby as  yet?"
"Not as yet. My family has named
one member of a commission and my
wife's family has named another.
These two are to agree on a third and
the three of them are to decide on a
* *    *
Louis XI of France, one day observing among the crowd who assembled to see him dine, an officer
whom he disliked, made a private sign
to Tristan L'Hermite, his grand provost, to put him out of the way.
Tristan, well accustomed to the
signal, but unluckily mistaking the
man alluded to, accosted a well-fed
monk, who stood in the same line
with the captain, allured him into the
palace yard, thrust him into a sack,
and threw him into the Seine.
Next day Louis hearing that the
proscribed officer had been seen post-
"N'orah." said her mistress severely,
"if you have that policeman in the
kitchen again  1  shall speak to him."
"Go as far as ye like, mum," said
Norah, "but yez'll niver git him.
We're to bc married next Chuesday."
��    *   *
A man who lisped had bought some
pigs, and he asked a neighbor for the
use of a pen a few days.
"I have jutht been purchasthing
thome thwine���two thowth and pigth.
I want to get them in your pen till I
can fikth a plaith for them."
"Two thousand pigs!" exclaimed
the astonished neighbor. "Why, my
pen will hardly hold a dozen!"
"You don't underthtand me, Mith-
ter Bent. ' don't thay two thouthand
pigth, but two thowth and pigth."
"I hear you," said Mr. Bent. "Two
thousand pigs! Why, you must be
And then the lisper gave it up
*    *    *
"I suppose you're very happy now
that  you're   elected  mayor?"
"Well, I can't say that I am. I
thought I would be, but it hasn't
worked out that way."
"But you got such a splendid vote.
It ought to make you feel happy to
think the people have such confidence
in you."
"That is cheering, of course. It is
fine to know that the majority of the
people believe in you. Still, I'm not
altogether contented."
"I can't understand it at all. Here
you've been elected to the highest
honor in the community; you have
splendid opportunities to dc good
work; you may graduate from this
position to broader service for the
State, and possibly from the State to
The lesseni   ml   tli
. _nd the small  learn,
er was evidently very full of his  subject.
"Oh," he saiel, "it was about a boy,
anel bis brothers took him and put
him in a hole in the ground; and then
they killed another boy, and toeek the
first boy's coat and dipped it iu the
blood of this boy, and"	
"Oh, ine, Donald, not another boy!"
his sister interrupted, horrified. But
Donald stood his ground.
"It was, too," he insisted. Then he
added, "Thc teacher said 'kid,' but I
don't use words like that."
* *    *
Disgusted Pater (reading the report of his sejn's poejr standing)���See
here! Your standings are much lower than they were before Christmas!
Son���Yes, pop; but, you know,
everything is marked down after  the
* *    *
"Do you know father's a retired
man?" asked the charming lass.
"No," replied the love-smitten
youth, in surprise. "But if that's the
case, he might be able to give me a
boost   financially,  dearest,"
"It is hardly possible that he can
give you a boost of any kind at present. I merely meant that it is
eleven-thirty, and father has  geme  to
* *   *
"Why not introduce a cow in our
next  production?"
"Impossible! The milkmaids in the
chorus  would  frighten   her."
* *    *
Wife   ftwo  a.m.)���And    when    did:
you    first    notice    the    change    in
your  sick  friend's  condition?
Hubby (absently-mindedly)���Right
after   the   feeiirth   cocktail,   my   dear!
* *    *
The    late J. T.  Harahan,    former
president of the Illinois Central Kail- i
reiad, was fond  eef telling the follow-!
ing story of personal experience.
"I was sitting in my office, one day, I
when   a   burly   Irishman   entered   and I
said brusquely, 'Oi want a pass to St.
Louis,    ' >i  wor-r-uk in  thc  yar-r-ds.
Me name's Casey.'
"'That is no way to ask for a pass,'
I said, 'You should introduce yourself
politely. Come back in an hour and
try it again.'
"At the end of the hour, back came
I the Irishman.    Doffing his hat, he inquired.
"'Are-re  yez   Mr.   Harahan?'
" 'I  am.'
" 'Me name is Patrick Casey. Oi've
been   wor-r-kin'  out in  the yar-r-ds.'
'Glad   to   know   you.   Mr.   Casey.
What can I do for yuu?'
"'Yez can all go to thc devvie.
Oi've got a job an' a pass on th'
*      A      A
Christy Mathewson, veteran twirl-
er of the New Giants, who recently
returned from a hunting trip on a
North Carolina preserve, is telling
the  following  to  his  friends:
"We had trailed a bear one night
and returned to our camp, our purpose being to pick up and follow the
trail the first thing the next meirning.
When we woke, wc found lhat one
of the youthful members of our party,
who was on his first hunting expedition, had disappeared.
"His gun was gone, and we knew
that liad g'Jtten the 'jump' on us. We
fin shed a hasty breakfast and were
just starting from the camp when wc
heard a crashing through the thick
brush about thirty yanls from the
"Several of ns threw our guns to
our shoulders, expecting to get a
glimpse of Mr. Bruin. Imagine our
surprise when our youthful friend,
minus his gun and with his clothing
badly torn, because of his long run
iln.'Ugh the woods and brush, burst
into  the opening.
"Did you get the bear?" one of us
she .ii led  t.e him.
"I'.et   him!"   he   exclaimed,   slowing
down considerably,    "Get him!    For
God's    sake,    open    that    door I    I'm
bringing him home alive!"
��    *   ��
Pat O'Leary had not led a strict1'
Unblemished career during his early
life���a fact rather lacking in solace
for him as he lay on his sick-bed at
the point of death. For a period of
several hours, which were confidently expected by the sorrowing family
circle to prove his last, Pat lay in aii
unconscious stupor. During this interval, in a strange and beautiful
vision, he beheld the approach of a
former friend, long since deceased.
"Come, Pat," beckoned the visitor.
"Yer time has come. It's back with
me ye must be goin'."
"And shurc," said Tat. detailing the
incident to a group of friends at Mc-
Neeley's bar a few weeks later, following a marvelously rapid recovery.
"Oi wor delighted to notice that lie
wore furs."
* *   *
The train stopped at a small station
and the impatient traveler stuck his
head out of a window to investigate
the cause. "Hey!" he called to an
idler on the platform. "What's the
blooming train stopped for now?"
"Why, consarn ye." retorted the
native indignantly, "this is Boost-
"So I see," said the traveler, glancing at the signboard; "but that isn't
answering my question."
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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
every $20 order.
��  ��'
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Lumber Company
20th Avenue
Phone :  F��ir.  1659
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tach day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for thc purpose of
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner may be present and may make any
objection to such accounts as are before the
1 Auditor.
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One of the most interesting class of
soldiers of modern times has been the
French corps called the Zouaves.
This body of daring and picturesquely
attired fighters reached the heights
of its reputation during the Crimean
The Zouave corps at that time was
supposed to consist of Frenchmen. It
was, however, quite international,
since many daring young foreigners
had joined it, and it was known to
include in its ranks men from Oxford,    Gottingen, and other    univer-
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sities. It is probable that a majority
of its members were in it more for
love of fighting than for any love of
It is not strange, therefore, that its
fame as a fighting body should have
spread throughout the world. When
the Civil War broke out several corps
of Zouaves, wearing the glittering
Oriental uniforms of the French
corps or a modification of them, were
formed on both sides. On the Union
side the best known was that corps
commanded by Elmer Ellsworth, a
young officer from New York and the
first killed on the Union side. In the
Confederacy the most famous corps
of Zouaves was that called the
"Louisiana Tigers."
While in American military life the
Zouave uniform has practically disappeared, in France the Zouave name
and uniform still survive. SIX
SATURDAY.   MARCH   8,   1913
Short Lesson in Household
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Dental  Progress
Europe imports annually from America fully a million sets eif false teeth
and one English firm employs 600
weirkers all thc year renind to manufacture artificial  molars and incisors.
Each year shows an improvement
in dental science. American dentists
retain their lead. A few years ago it
was not uncommon feir the average
dentist to have as his tools only a
pair of forceps and half a dozen
"grinders." Today there are manufactured at least 150 different models
of dental tools. A first-class dentist
now has an expensive equipment. The
operating-chair, with its accessories,
is hardly to be had for less than $400.
and the most ordinary "tools" are at
least $600 more. There are some 500
different kinds of drills. It is predicted that the time will come when
painless dentistry will be painless.
 ��� ^ ���	
The Barren Fig-Tree
This plant starts from a seed
which takes root on the bole of a
palm-tree and puts out two pallid
leaves. The growth of the leaves is
slow. The palm-tree furnishes all
their nourishment, for the plant is a
parasite. After some time four thin,
almost invisible, roots appear, lengthen negligently, and descend to the
ground. When they have grown long
enough they drive their ends into the
earth.   The barren fig-tree is no long
er a parasite. It stands on its own
ground. Then suddenly the sickly
plant acquires prodigious strength.
It grows broad and lung, putting out
branches which shake like greedy
hands; it usurps the ground and
climbs teiward thc sky. It drives down
its roots and reaches wide ils
branches. The palm-tree that gave it
life is choked by it. The barren fig-
tree is a poisoner and a strangle!. It
rears its head above thc dead body
of its victim.
This poisonous vegetable has nothing in common with the fig.
Explaining "Horse-power"
The average man is apt to speak
very glibly of so many hundred or
thousand horse-power, but it is extremely doubtful whether one person
in a hundred has a due appreciation
of what  the  phrase really  means.
Calculating the strength of twelve
men to be equal to one hearse-power,
it would require 840,000 men to produce as much energy as the 70,000
horse-power developed by the turbine
machinery of a big Atlantic steamship. Then, if thc men were to work
on the eight-hour-day system, those
figures would give a total of 2,520,-
000, that being the number of men
whose strength would be necessary
to drive the vessel across the Atlantic Ocean.
The Corset
The antiquity eef the conet is de*
monatrated by an ancient painting in
which a woman figures in a corset attached tee hcr shoulders by straps eer
���Uipendert The Greeks wore zones
similar to low ceerscls, as is slieewu in
a itatuette diicovered in the ruins of
Troy. The Itatuette represents a woman clothed in a light ceirset and a
skirt   with  deep  pleated  flounces.
Oviil tells eef Roman women who
"enveloped themselves with cunningly contrived cases so made as tee give
a rounded appearance to tbe bust."
lu eene of his plays Terrencc jests
about girls "who press down their
shoulders and draw in their chests to
ieem imall-waiated." The wives ami
daughters of the Franks wore corsets
critically   tight.
Abeeut the close of thc fifteenth
century the basquine or vasquine appeared, The' vasquine was a linen
corset with a rigid busk. As the buikl
were stiff, they wcre visibly outlined,
and therefore fashion made them thc
object! 'ef ornament, Noble ladies
wore a poniard thrust lenghtwiie intei
a casing "t the busk. Catherine de'
Medici introduced whale-bones as
ceirsct-siifTcners. and the corset became a medium of torment. Three
separate forms of stiff armor were
worn in the feirm of a corset, and,
when placed according lo the fashion
.they gave to their wearer's body the
form of a cone.    The fashion of the
'cone-shaped corset was eclipsed by
thc beltless robes and puflfed skirts
invented by Madame de Montespan.
Madame de Maintenon opposed the
fashion of puffed skirts, and under
Louis XV thc corset, richly decorated
and made of silks and satins, returned  to favor.
The Revolution blotted out the
fashions. Men freed themselves from
royalty, and women escaped from the
corset. They went to the Greek and
Roman extremes and distanced the
semi-civilized ancients by appearing
in skin-tight tricots, vests which were
knitted (tricoted) or woven of silk,
linen, or wool, according to the wealth
of the wearer. The writers of the day
bewailed the absence of the skirt, "a
garment for which there was no
room." Thc empress, Marie Louise,
wore elastic, scantily boned corsets,
so built as to detract from her corpulence. Lacroix, the woman's outfitter, made corsets for all the cor-
onetted ladies of Europe. Louis
XVIII favored the corset because it
gave elegance to one of his favorites.
Since his day the "stiffened case" has
chanced but little.
*    *    *
Economical Way of Heating a Room
Some of the upper floor rooms of a
house have no means of heating, being without a place in the chimney
for a stove pipe, nor a grate fireplace.
If there is gas in the room it may be
heated in this way, as I used the
same in one of our large upper rooms
with great success. Insert in the
ceiling a medium size hook, directly
over the gas burner. 1 purchased a
large enamel ware pail Tor 25 or 30
cents, about seven inches wide by 10
or more inches deep. Remove the
handles. Use a round nail and make
two small holes in the middle of the
bottom of the pail, about an inch
apart, large enough to admit a small
size picture wire to pass through to
suspend it by. Put through from thc
inside, one end of the wire, carry it
eivcr the hook in the ceiling, passing
the other end through the exlra eyelet and when the proper length, twist
the ends securely on the inside eif thc
pail. The pail should hang about an
inch above the flame. Turn on thc
gaa and in ten minutes the room will
be warm enough tei occupy, even in
the coldest weather.
If the gas jet has Iwo or throe
joint! to the bracket, the old fashioned kind, one may place thc hook in
the ceiling farther away freun lhe
wall and adjust thc flame tei suit iu
lengthening the bracket. Vou will bc
itirpriied now quickly the chill will
In taken uff a cold room, as it takes
'.he place nf a little airtight stove, as
thc lieai aicendi.
A short stovepipe, having a cap or
covered end, may bc utilized in the
same way, as the pail suspended
above the flame also saves thc ceiling freun becoming smoked by poor
gas, as they arc often ruined in that
way. A sheet of asbestos may bc
hung from the ceiling or tacked to it,
thus saving it from becoming smoky
or discolored.
My method is a clean way of heating and when leaving a room, the
gas  may  be  turned  out.    Thus  it  is
it    it    4
Music as a Career for Girls
Mary Garden tells in "Good Housekeeping"   some  of  lhe   things  a   girl
must do and not do if she would have
a musical career.
"The best of the mechanical players will give you the greatest music
the worid has produced," she says.
"With these you can educate yourself. As for myself, I am not familiar with Wagner as I wanted to be.
So 1 bought a player and kept it at
ney apartment in Chicago. By means
of it 1 thoroughly educated myself
with thc music of the Wagner operas.
1 was unfamiliar with the Russian
sclio.i! of music. I learned that.
Rut, mark me, I learned this music
thoroughly because I took up one
thing at a time. You must do this; one
selection at a time, one composer at
a time.    Do not mix things.
To be successful in opera one must
have brains, and one must use them.
Hundreds of young women, I might
say, thousands, after a brief study
of the A B C's of music, go fo a i ig
city to study. Nine out of ten arc
usually deceived into everestimating
their ability by the flattery of the
teachers they visit. They are told
they have wonderful voices, extraordinary talent, marvellous geniusj
The girl may study until her money
is exhausted���then the teacher's enthusiasm  wanes.    The  girl   may  re
turn home���hundred! do not. And
what becomes of many causes my
heart  In ache.
"Itul lhe cause? Thc blame? Them-
s.-lvcs. A girl who does nol win eeut
has largely herself tei blame. 1 do
not wanl lei seem hard. Hut no girl
ihould undertake to go tn a city
In sludy music unless she- is certain
eef her ability, has already mastered
the preliminaries and is able In take
care nf herself. She must have
money, or know how to make money.
God put us ir this world to lake care
of mn selves; il is our fault if we do
"Tn attain a great operatic career
it is necessary to study in Europe���
in Germany, if eme wishes tee take up
Wagnerian roles, in Paris if lhe modern French music appeals to one's
"But really few should ever go to
Europe at all. The majority of aspirants who are capable of only a
I minor success, can get the necessary
| education here.
"And thnse who do 'go' must go
prepared for hard work���three long
years of constant application. Don't
have many friends. When you get
i.i Prance eir Germany, don't gad
about sightseeing. Don't frequent
drawing-rooms and sing at teas, being carried away by the superficial
flattery (ef the small people whose life
is in salons and teas. It is all bosh.
Live alone if possible���see few
people, study daily, hourly; all the
time. You will have to sacrifice pleasures of all sorts. But you will want
to go to the operas and theatres;
sludy thc best productions carefully.
That will combine pleasure and certain necessary work.
As for money, don't go unless you
have enough to cover expenses for
the entire period. To get a proper
education you will need $300 a month.
You could do with $250 a month���
possibly, by skimping, with $200.
But that will mean that you cannot
spare a penny for luxuries.
"As for the teacher, theie are hundreds of 'fake' singing teachers. They
always flatter. Know them thereby.
Tn selecting a teacher, you alone have
the brains to know what sort of
teaching you require. Go about until you find the one whose methods
appeal to your intelligence. Only you
can decide this for yourself. If you
don't have brains to do this, you cannot hope to succeed."
The Work Bag
Here are some good suggestions for
your needlework:
When outlining round forms it is
much easier to make the outline
stitches from left to right, as they
will then conform to the rounded
shape. Knots should never be used
in embroidery of any kind, and when
beginning    the    outlining  run  a  few
stitches to tbe commencing point and
then cover these stitches with the
outlining. After the work is finished,
run the thread back a few stitches
Underneath the weirk and fasten with
a buttonhole stitch.
A pretty way to finish Turkish bath
towels is to crochet a simple edge
oil one or both ends, using any mercerized crochet cotton, and embroider
an initial with the same two or three
inches above the hem on one cud.
The shaded COttOfl is very pleasing
fnr the purpoie, nr a plain color may
he used. It sluuild. nf cmirse. lie such
as will wash well. These towels
make useful as well as pretty gifts.
When wishing tn lake a pattern in
braiding nr German knot-ltitch from
a piece of finished weirk, place a
piece eef transfer-paper on the geeods,
then a layer of cloth lee protect the
weerk, which is laid on the goods.
Using a common rolling-pin, press
down very hard, exactly as though
reilling piecrust. The raised pattern
pressing nn the imprcssieeii paper, will
leave ihe imprint on yeiur material.
In drawing threads fnr hemstitching or drawn work, wet a small brush,
rub it on a cake of soap and then
on the threads you wish lo draw, and
they will come out easily and without
*       *      *
To Renew Velvet
Velvet can bc rejuvenated by laying a wet cloth across the surface of
a hot iron, place the velvet on top of
the wet cloth and with a soft brush,
brush the velvet briskly, being careful to brush  in  the direction   the  pile
naturally goes.
For  Cleaning Silks
Slains on white silk can usually be
removed by soaking the stain with
gasoline and then rubbing in as much
lump magnesia as thc gasnline will
abiorb. A paste made of plaster of
paris and well beaten white of egg
will mend valuable china lo that the
joint is hardly visible. But il must
be  washed  clean  lirst.
Hanging  Out  Clothes
When hanging out clothes on a
freezing day, the laces, collars and
handkerchiefs can all bc pinned by
the corners with common pins, to a
long strip of cloth, or lo towels, in
thc house, then pin the cloth to the
line out of doors. It saves time and
is not so hard on thc hands as to pin
each one up on the line. The pins do
not rust if taken out as soon as the
handkerchiefs  conic into  thc  house.
Keeping Things From Getting Shabby
Picture frames are often allowed
to hang on thc walls in a disgraceful condition���especially white-painted frames, and those can so easily
be freshened up with a coat of enamel
paint, which should not bc stinted
when required.
Then, again, the material of upheil-
stered furniture is sometimes as much
soiled as the picture frames, and its
unfit condition is a great offence to
the eye. It may not be convenient
lo reupholster, but at any rate chintz
or  cretonne  loose  cover!  could    be
Let all  draperies used  in  thc home
be   clean,   otherwise   there   will   be
lack   eif   freshness     ahull!   Ihe   hou^e-
Send  chair  and  lofa  oevcrs  and  cur.
tains  to  the  wash  befure  their  lolled
condition is over-aggreaiive, and beat
the same rule in mind with regard 1.
muslin cushion COVerl.
*    *    *
Fruits   for   Cold   Climates
Aller nieirc than two years of wan-
eliring   threiugh   lhe   lUrvikcu   wail
nf China  and  Central  Alia   Prank   N
Meyer, explorer (ef the   United  Slate
Department  nf  Agriculture,  ha-
tn the department  ipecimeni of fruie-
lh.it will resist a temperature far be.
low   zero,
Ile was sent on this ipecial minion
by the Secretary nf Agriculture in
search of lome ceild-resisting fruitful- Ihe benefit e.f the people living
along the northern edge of the United
Stales, and especially in the Uppei
valley of the Mississippi, so he travel,
ed into Siberia and Manchuria
lieing likely region!, Mr. Meyer
dressed in native attire, ate and lived
with the natives of lhe different coun.
tries he traversed and was leldom
heard freim except when some rare
and curious plant nr seed frmn semi
distant part nf the world was received   through   the   mail.
Two of the besl disenverics made
in his search for cold-resisting fruii
were an apricnt that stands a tern
peratttrc of fifteen degrees below zero
and a Siberian cherry that grows out-
of-doori where mercury freezes and
alcohol tlierninmeters have to be u--
in   record    ihe   temperature.     Tin
apric.il   is   a   small,   ci eld-stunted   tree.
but, although the fruit is not much f.
bnast nf. it is nevertheless an apricol
and cannot be killed by cold weather
It is claimed that  if thii fruit is nol
good    enough   to   suit   the   American
palate     now  it  is  only  a  matter    .,i
grafting and breeding from thc hardy
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zero, where it flourishes.   The fruit is
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but the bush fruits in profusions. Th.
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dwarf Into producing larger and even
better fruit than it now bears.
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At the gate Ihe trusty called the
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him if he had a piece cf toait in his
"Toast! Of course I haven't! Whal
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"Well," responded thc man, "you
sec, I am a poached egg, and I really
ought lo have some toast to sit on.
Don'l you think so?"
Hut thc doctor had  fled.
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Sandy starts writin' Spring classics;   interviews   the   Admiral   o'   the
North  Arm, an' spends a nicht at  the new  Parliament.
Weel, Men's, I think we may lay
guid-bye tae iln- maw again feer
anitber year. Wi' the first whiff o'
spring there's aye the ���:i��11��� ��� auld problems l.ee1 he' -"Keel eeMer again. The
cooncila gel    thegither an1   cut   an'
among the harbori o' the first clan.
Hooever, that'i on the tide.    I made
up  my   min'   I   wuel  gaun   up  an'   Il I
what they were al I     I  had lac mak
an   excuse   lae    111<���   wile,   an'   kennin'
when' iae- touch a woman's -aii side,
carve the we.rk <>��� ��� t see thai they can I told her there wa- a chance e,' eee.r
dae iln- greatest guiel tae ilu greatest pairty bein' -ineii^ enough tae form
number   wi'   the   funds   they  hae   in the government an' thai  I  wuel then
haun.    The  women   folk
lae   think   aboul    new   hai
dresses  an' what   shape  they'll  mak
themsel's   intae   l!ii-   vear.     The   fas.
hieen   journals  hae  a   big  sale  an'  til
eminence lhe  kmewn as  lhe richt  honorable, an'
an'   newjshe wud he ihe Honorable Mr-. Mac
Pherson.    I  kent  that  wud get  her.
an' efter helpin' tae  pil  the  stud in
my   e-.ellar   an'   gien   ine   a   hit   brush
spring catalogues are- eagerly scanned el i, we pairted in ihe same way as
lae  -ee- if it'-  tae lee   i  ttchl   wai.-l  e,r we used lae dae when   I   wis ee.eirtin'
nae  waisl  at  a'.    The youngsters pil her.   "Sanely," she -ays, wi' a sort e,'
away their sledges an' commence tae half sob, "I'll he a pr<.��� .<!  woman  ii
think aheieei Stanley I'ark an' English yaer pairty's able i1'  !��� >rm  ihe gi
Bay, an' whether they'll gel a batllill
suit  eer a   new   hike'.    The-  poets  Ceenie-
along wi' their well-worn spiels abeeeet
ilu- beauties o' natur; ihe time-hardened  editor  gets   ilu-  fever  an'  giea
himsel a hit spruce up, even gaun the
length o' buy-in' a new rubber collar.
The men folk gel busy an' wtinncr
whal they'll dae in Ilu- gairden Ihis
year Wull they hae- or
cess   this  vear  than  last?
eriuncn! an' yeeu gel a -ale- in the
caiibinet. I've got yaer black tailie
coal lyin' iu wan e,' the drawers yet.
it's n.'ine the waur. an' yaer him hat
lhat yae were thinkin' ..' usin' for
hatching oot sume chicken-; wae only
needs a wee bit brushin' an' ireinin'
tae mak ii a- guid a- new." Wi' these
fond remarks I -;-t ool on my
mair sue-1politikal career, I kent line it wisiia
They min'I me sin- was thinkin' aboot sae much
ei' last spring when their hopes were as ilu- thocht o' In������� ilu- Honorable
high an' he��.e they were gaun lae keep Mistress MacPherson wud -'"end wi'
the wife in tatties an' greens a' year, ilu- neighbors. When I got up there
Heen they used tae inspect tin- grund they were- jist openin'. The Reeve wis
every in-.ruin' lae- see if there wis ony in the chair, an' I thocht be- seemed
microscopic chenge in ilu- earth's tae I>��� ��� > 1< wi' sort ������' peetyin' e<en-
crust in the shape ���>' the stalk o' a tempt em us a'. I've nae doobt he's
sybie i green onions, Ah Sin ca's them) had mare than enough o' parliaments
eer the leaf o' a pansy showin'. They this while back an' wunnered what
wcre like' a young nierried couple wi'I we were monkey-in' aboot "ii thai
their first bairn in their excitement, business. Hooever, he started the
Hut there's mony a drip twixt the cup thing gaun wi' a nice bit speech, an'
an' the lip, although it wud hae been for ilu- next twa lieeeer- efter lie
a' richt if the next dee.n- neighbor had J couldna get his tongue in edgeways,
kept their ain measly scrubs in their I Vac talk aboot differences "' opeen-
lin  back-yairds.    Then  he  feegurs een; ion.    Wheel yae want  lae enter on a
peelitikal     care-er   tae   understand     il
settin' his ducky hens earlier thi
year for the chickens he raiseel lasl
year are no lay-in' yel an' maist o'
them wcre roosters at that. A' they
things he turns ower in his mind an'
ruminates een. Nae wiinner men get
bald-heeded; they never seem tae be
oot the bit. Compare the twa sexes
for a meenit. The wan thinkin' on
nothin' but styles an' dresses, the
ither planum' a' the time tae produce
greens, tatties an' chickens. Dae yae
wunner noo why the men refuse tae
gie the women the vote? (Keir the
luv of Mike, cut it out; wc don't pay
you 50 cents a line to write ordinary
* =1. =1.
That the throwin' oot ee' thc An-
uexashun Bill at Victoria hasna damp,
cned the ardeir o' wan man up in
Sooth Vancoover is plainly evidenced
by the cocky style in which he's gaun
aboot the noo. I wis walkin' along
Eraser Avenue wan afteriume when
he slopped me an' asked if I had
heard Ihe Hill had passed. Xe) wanlin'
tae gie myscl awa' for I kent he wisna
very favorable tae Annexashun, I
asked him what he wis talkin' about.
He says "Did yae no hear that the
Haurbar Bill has passed at Ottawa?"
1 may as weel admit richt here that
he's a Scotsman like inysel, although
hc has the misfortune tae come frae
a place where they're a' aiili-annexa-
shunists. I told him thai I didna
think he needed tae gaun een that wey
ab.e.it it. an' started lae gie him my
ipeenion o' that bunch owre in Vicuna, lie cut mc short, hooever, an'
started tae gie me the history
iln- negoshiasliuns for the ap-
pintin' o' a Harbor Commisshun
lie told me aboot the long, hard
fecht they'd had. Often they'd sii
lae- thc wee sma' hours ee' mornin'
planum' hoo iae raise the necessarj
bawbees lae pil iheir ease before the
Parliament ai Ottawa. Sometimes it
had been a hard job, bul they hail goi
owre a' iheir diffeculties, an' no��
they hail reaped the fruits er the-ir
labeir. I leeld him thai I didna see
what he wis gaun on ab.ieel anyhow;
what hael thai goi tae dae wi' nie.
Man. says he, it's the biggest day in
Sooth Vancoover's history, an' then
he commenced layin' ..IT a lang yarn
in the richt real eslaieman's style
abei.ii ihe- big soap factories, treacle
winks, an' elevators thai wuel sune
be dottin' lhe shores ee' the N'eerlh
Airm. "Sandy," says In-, "lhe nexl
lime we negotiate wi' the city mi
annexation we'll can name oor ain
terms." lie turned an' walked uff;
yae'd hae thocht thai he was the
Leerd High Admiral q' lhe Xeirth
Airm a'ready an' had jist launded off
his steam yacht at the end o' Fraser
Avenue, On Ihe quiet, hooever. they
fellies deserve every credit for the
wey they've managed Ihe affair, an'
there's nae doobt it'll be a big thing
for Sooth Vancoover. Thc only thing
I object tae, oil principle, is lhe fact
o' them gaun tae hand a banquet tae
celebrate it. A' the guid opecnions yae
form e>' them are aye ruthlessly shattered when they mention that. Hooever, its lhe' wey o' the world, an
the only solution 1 see is tae mak
whuskey free an' then folk wudna
think  sae much  o' it.
They say imitashun is the sinccrcst
form o' flattery, an' Collinwud Parliament miclit be pardoned if they
feel a wee bit "uppish." It's nae
mare than a month sin they started
an' noo there's anither yin formed
wi' the title o' Central Parliament.
While I wis talkin' tae that fellie
aboot thc Haurbar Bill he had shoved
a dodger intae my haiind. It announced that a meetin' was tae be
held up in Sooth Hill schule wi' the
object o' formin' a Mock Parliament.
That fellie seems tae hae his neb in
everything. Hooever, it's a guid job
we hae somebody like that. There's
aye plenty o' proposers but when it
comes tae gettin' oot an' hustlin'
maist o' us are inclined tae tak a back
sate an" wait on the ither fellie daen
the weerk. I hae a sneakin' idea, a'
the same, that there's somethin' mare
in it. than what appears on the surface, This Harbor Commisshun has
got his nugget an' I can plainly see
his idea is tae get intae power an'
then pass a bill tae appropriate a
million or twa tae pit the North Airm
Thc first thing tae be decided wis
what title the Parliament wud be
known as. Everybody seemed tae hae
n pet name o' his ain. 11 pil me in
min' o' when we used tae form 'eor
fitba' clubs at hame. The twa big
yins generally had the choosin' o'
that an'if they couldna agree wud adjourn tae some back green eer the
Queen's   Park  an'  there   fecht  it   oot.
Hooever, it only served tae show the
graun debatin' talent we had an' at
the feeiiish it resolved intae whither
it wud be Central eir Sooth Vancoover Parliament. The Speaker feir the
Central made a big hit when he said
thai ihis was the geographical centre
o' Greater Vancouver an' if a' the big
men werua here the noo they wud
he. seeme day. I expect he wud be
thinkin' o' thc cemetery; it's only a
wee bit across the roael. Talkin'
aboot that place. I'll tell yae a bawr
aboot it later e.n. The speaker for
S'neili Vancoover wis equally elo. !
quent, but the pint that carried maisl
wis that it didna seem a square deal
tae Collinwud. they were lhe firsl
tae start, an' being in Soetth Vancoover tae it wudna be very courteous "ii
oor pair! tae tak that name. Thai !
|pint bein' settled, the chairman intimated that the next thing tae dae
wis to pit oor nanus doon on a bit
paper an' alsei signify what color o'
politicks we followed. Gee, there
certainly was a mixed breed. \\ hen
we tallied up we fund that the Torys
hael the biggest number o1 votes,
though the rest, consisting o' Liberals, Independent Liberals (\v h.it-
ever they are), Labor members an'
Social Democrats equalled them. It
wis up lae ilu Tiny- tae form a government, an' wan could see thej
werna very envious n' the j<���!). II""
ever, efter .11>. ��� e.i half-an-hoor's argy-
in' among themsels they framed up a
cabinet an' announced that they wud
bring in the King's Speech nexl Friday.
I wud advise a' my readers tae mak
it a pini iae In- there nexl week.
i'here'li be somethin' daen. I wudna
be- surprised lae see' ihe government
gettin' knocked oot in iln- lirst
I bl lhe- roael hame wi' wan o' the
members li.- tell me he hoped be- wis
lected iae- some constituency thai wis
pretty well content wi' things as they
were. I told Mini I didna ken ony o'
lhat nature except il wis maybe Vie-
toria, an' ihen I asked him what he
said that for. "Well." he says, "I'm
much o' a speaker an' I'm iisi
afraid 1 niicht pit my fit in il if I
opened my mouth."    I gien him a hii
0 my mind, 1 told him that maist ..'
the members that were elected didna
need tae speak; a' they hail tae dae
wis vole an' lhe less they speeke the
better. It wis only cabinet ministers
that had ony richt tae speak. Hooever, I gave him a hint or twa bee.,
tae become an orator.    I told him hen
1 -used tae practice wi' the wife, win
wis maist aye in oppiseeshun, an' lun
gradually I got my know ledge o' par.
iiamentary procedure.
I wis haen a walk three lhe cemetery
wan afternune when I saw the same
fellie in front o' me. I saw he was
thinkin' aboot Somethin' an' 1 thocht |
I wml leave him alane. lie made off]
tae a quiet comer where there were!
a wheen tombstones, an' thinkin' 1
wud wait on him till he came back
1 took a sate. I wis readin' a paper
when 1 wis Startled wi' the awl'uest
yell. Turning roond I saw him dancin',
aboot. throwin' his airms eeeet this way
an' then the ither way. walkin' a step
or twa, then staunin' still, bringin' his
liauuel doon wi' a smack on the ither.
1 kinna thocht he had taken a fit or
perhaps a dram an' that he wild
maybe be lifted if I left him there, so
1 went owre an' spoke tee him tee sec
if he recognized me. He wis gaun
tae walk away but I got a hand o'
him by the airm an' telt him tae buck-
up a bit an' I wud see him on the car.
He asked me what I wis talkin' aboot,
he was a'richt. but a' the time he wis
mumblin' aboot King's Speech an'
my lion, friend, the member for Vancoover, an' I could see he wis a wee
bit off his napper. He had come there
tae hae a bit practice. I've nae doobt.
kennin' that deed men tell nae I le-.
an' his argymentr, had got the better
o' him. Hooever, it shows the fellie's
in   deed   earnest  an'   I've   nae   doobt
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Forty���"What    is    your    favorite
musical  instrument?"
Langsidc���"The  cash  register." EIGHT
SATURDAY,   MARCH   8,   1913
The Honor of a Clown
(lly Alfred   VYctitworth)
"What the deuce has become of
Doc  l-.iniry:"  said  Hughie Verdyck,
as we sat in the billiard room at the
Orient Club a few nights ago. "I
Called last week to have my lungs
tapped, and no one knew his address."
"Poor Doc! Do you remember how
sweet he was on May Flanders when
Itanium was here last?" added Jim
Hlazerby, taking a puff at a huge per-
fecto and squinting as if he could
divine  an  answer  in  the  smoke.
"We were ail gone in that region,
if I remember rightly," said I, musingly; "but the Doctor came under
the wire several lengths ahead of any
of  us.    Poof  fellow!"
"What's all that pity mean? I
should say he was lucky to mash a
beauty ih.e May Flanders."
"You may judge for yourself, if a
story docs not be ere you, for not a
month ago Ebury died for May's
"Great Scott!" said Hughie, "you
don't say! Why, that must have been
about thc time his uncle died and left
him three millions."
"Thc very same day, I have reason
to believe. If they had only come ���>
little earlier!"
"Go ahead!" chorused the crowd.
"What's the matter with telling the
"I was in Paris a few weeks ago,
and I found myself in the Rue St.
Honore looking at a frame in front
of the Nouveau Cirque in which a
large photo of May Flanders showed
as much of that beautiful ecuvere as
any. lover of polished shoulders and
shapely limbs could well ask for in
"As I recalled at sight of her wicked smile some suppers at Churchill's
and elsewhere, I was tapped on the
shoulder by a clean-shaven man, with
a rakish air and a pink shirt, whose
face seemed familiar and yet was unknown  to inc.
"There was something that looked
threatrical in his blueness of chin and
bareness of neck, but at thc same time
he might have been a young Senator
from the West, so marked were his
features and so large his ears.
"'Guess you've forgotten Ebury?'
said he, inquiringly.
"'You Ebury?' I cried aghast. 'Is
it possible? You must remember,
when we last met, you had a Vandyke and a  respectable moustache.'
" 'In the good old days, my boy.
But there is a divinity that shapes our
ends���you know the rest.'
"'And the divinity?'  I  inquired.
"'Is Mademoiselle Mai de Flandres,
here depicted���my wife,' hc added, as
he introduced the picture with a wave
of his hand.
"'Your wife, my dear Doc? I am
sure I���'
"'Don'l congratulate rae, old boy. 1J
can't myself, anyway.'
"lie looked as if he wanted to say
more, but be only asked: 'Coming tei
the show tonight? She rides better
than ever. We'll meet again. Nee,
thanks. Xo drinks now.' And with
a leiw bow, as if he wanted to burlesque the French custemi, he went in at
a side door which stood open.
"And this was my old friend, Doe
Ebury I The only young rising physician who seemed to know how to conquer influenza, or, as he said, to get a
grip on the grippe.
"He had married May Flanders and
left his profession for a circus rider.
What queer mortals we are!
"I looked over the programme, but
saw no name which looked like
Ebury. There were bare-backed artists, indescribable brothers, female
contortionists, and the usual personnel of a circus; but nothing that suggested anything resembling my
friend, the  New  York doctor.
"As I had no engagement for the
evening. I dined at the Cafe de la
Paix with a cousin of mine in the
French army, and after an excellent
little dinner, in which a turbot Solty-
koff and a bottle of Chateau Yquem
will long bc remembered, we walked
down to the New Circus in plenty of
time for the second part of the performance.
"As we strolled round by the
stables where the horses, dogs and
mules of the evening were awaiting
their turns, I saw a vision of a lovely
women, enveloped in a mantilla, giving carrots to a dappled horse already
caparisoned  for  the  coming act.
"Earnestly talking to her was a
handsome Frenchman in evening
dress, whom I recognized as the Due
d'Abbeville, one of thc wealthiest
vivcurs about  Paris.
"As we aproached, he bowed, and
went on to another stall; when a
clown, with a tall, conical cap, and a
white face relieved by a black nose
and a broad red mouth, which gave
him the expression of a comic bulldog, came up, and I heard him distinctly say to the woman:
" 'May, don't go and make me mad,
or I shall come to a bad end���and
you, too, perhaps.'
"To which thc only reply that came
fiom the coluptuous lips sounded uncommonly like 'Rats!'
"This I should hardly have credited, had not the mantilla slipped
a little off the beautiful head, while
one eye that winked at me told me I
was known, and that the artiste before me was Mademoiselle Mai de
Flandres, or May Flanders, as we
knew her on  Broadway.
'The clown, as soon as he saw me
looked first as if he would like to re
treat by some rapid transit unknown
tee Parisians.
"But, shaking himself up, he laughed a sort of horse-laugh, which might
have been diluted wilh a big sob, and
seizing me by the hand, exclaimed:
'"S'o here you are, old man! You
ought to know my wife by sight, I
Kiii-ss     May  Flanders, you  know.'
"'Well, I should say hc ought!
Didn't the club send me baskets of
fbiwcrs every night I rode? Now,
then,' she added, as she took possession of my arm, 'don't you listen,
Tommy Doddi my business is private and  confidential.'
"'Tommy Dodd,' as I now found
our old friend Ebury was announced
on the bills, bit his Vermillion lip,
while I had the satisfaction of noticing that the Due d'Abbeville, who was
prowling near, looked annoyed at
May's familiarity with an apparent
stranger. But, inviting Ebury to
meet me after the performance at the
cafe outside, I saw him turn into a
hige, satisfied at least that his wife
was not flirting with the Frenchman.
"May took my arm, as much to an-
noy poor Ebury as to pique the Duke.
Though she clung to my arm and
turned her head towards my shoulder
with that abandon which always suggests sympathy, she only asked questions about Billy This and Gus That
and for the latest news of her friends
of the Rialto in general. At last she
began to pump mc about the Duke,
and I saw the young lady's little
game. The temptation to color the
Duke's portrait in scarlet and sable of
the deepest dye came on me strongly
feir the husband's sake; but as I was
a member of the Duke's club, I
thought it would be wiser to know
nothing. Finding I was really ignorant, or refused to commit myself,
May left mc, all smiles and waves of
the hand, while she dashed into her
loge for a little more powder and a
last sprinkle of patchouli.
"I went through the vestibule, and
soon found myself in a seat near my
cousin, le beau capitainc, who began
to fire chaff at mc about my conquest,
which I explained in a few words,
though, like all Frenchmen in a question de femmes, he imagined I was
deceiving him. Some young lady in a
salmon suit of skin-tight silk, garnished with halt a yard of silver cord,
had just succeeded in thrilling the
spectators with flight from the roof
to a net below, and the elegent gentleman in full dress had dusted the
cocoa matting, which had taken the
place of vulgar sawdust in Parisian
cirques, when, with a howl that
sounded like a reminiscence of Yale,
my friend 'Tommy Dodd' ran sheepishly into the ring and received an
" 'Tommy Dodd' did not pretend to
be a tumbler, and was as insapable of
contortion as an English governess;
but, being a man of some education,
he knew French thoroughly, though
speaking with a strong accent, and
caricatured his utterances with great
success. I listened, and soon recognized the fact that 'Tommy Dodd'
was freely translating all  the elderly
chestnuts which a long acquaintance
with the minstrelsy of his native land
had supplied to his memory.
"At the :amc time, much of the applause was in honor of the coming
May, as it was known that 'Tommy'
was the special American clown who
heralded the Xew Vork star.
"I'll elii-l, the orchestra, after a brazen cheenl, started the 'Star Splanged
Banner,' and May Flanders, in all the
glory of her young beauty but partially concealed by a few tea roses
and a yard or two of gold gauze, rode
standing, intei the circus on hcr Russian horse 'Poshol.'
"Nothing seemed to daunt May on
that horse. What other circus-riders
accomplished on a flat, white table
fixed on the broad crupper of an ambling Flemish mare, Mary could do,
and a great deal more, on thc chalked
back of her intelligent comrade 'Poshol.' Her graces wcre the schooled
arabesques of the trained ballet-dancer, hcr beauties were the perfection
of Creole charm, and well she knew
how to slip off the roses at her shoulders by accident, just disclosing for a
moment the perfect contour of her
Psyche bust; or when to slide down
Ihrough her gauze till the eye was
dazzled with the sheen of her pink
"With May, there was no coquetting with her hoops or banners; no
ducking before making up her mind
to jump; no shaking of her head at
the grooms or ecuycrs. With her it
was touch and go. Her leaps were
flights; her fancies were inspirations.
The horse that carried hcr round,
beautiful as he was, with his tail and
mane groomed to flowing silk, was
lost sight of. On his back, as on a
restricted stage, glowed this black-
haired odalisque, now in convoluting
pirouettes, looking like a serpent of
old Nile; now sketching, iu a few
twisting curves, the mysteries of the
Hindoo Natitch; now fascinating her
spell-bound admirers with the languor of the Andalusian gypsy or the
gyrations of the Voodoo witch.
"And while she revelled in the incense that went up to her from a
thousand lips and eyes, poor Ebury
grovelled in his torture under the
zinc-while to which he had descended, just to be near his own May���to
Stand, as it were, between her and
"For she might fall, in spite of her
marvellous powers; and there might
be men more fascinating in Paris than
'Tommy Dodd.' He hoped not, but
there  might,  you know.
"The Due d'Abbeville never took his
eyes off May. He was not thc only
one; for her beauty, combined with
the novelty of her style, seemed absolutely to hypnotize the spectators.
But there was a kind of basilisk fascination coming from the Duke's side,
to which all the exhibition of May's
charms and talents seemed a response.
"Poor 'Tommy Dodd!' He stood
on thc bank to intercept his rival's
view; he threw up paper-covered
hoops to distract his attention, but
his   labor   was   all   in   vain,   and,   in
deed, it was owing to this special detective duty that he imposed upon
himself that he found himself on the
wrong side of the ring when an
ouvreuse handed a magnificent bouquet of gardenias and orchids to the
ringmaster, who stepped lightly up
and delivered it to the little hand
which the petted star was holding
feverishly out.
"I noticed���for 1 was close by���
the sudden capture <ef a card in the
card, as quickly as Hermann the
Great might have done it, into the
pretty delta of her echancre corsage.
"I detected the triumphant smile;
the rush of 'Tommy Dodd' to intercept, he knew Dot what; and the grim
look which wrinkled his paint as he
saw  the bouquet pressed  to her lips.
"But the act coming to an end with
May's disappearing form, as 'Poshol'
carried her proudly out of thc arena
the air was so filled with shouts of
applause, stamping of feet and cries
of 'Bis!' 'Brava!' and her name repeated in every accent that French, English and American could intone, that
we had no further opportunity to see
what took place between our old
Ebury and the lovely May.
"As there was a water-pantomime
to see by way of a finish, which we
were advised to wait for, I was not
surprised to find Ebury dressed, and
in his right mind, waiting for us on
the steps, as we came out. To my
astonishment, I found him looking
beaming and contented.
"'Had a blooming row just after
May came out of the ring,' he said,
as lie walked by my side, after I had
introduced him to my cousin. 'But
it's all made up between us. She
swore on her mother's grave���she
never breaks that oath���that she
would go home and wait till I came
" 'Does Mrs. Ebury know you are
with us?' I asked.
"'Why, certainly; and I told her
we should only have a bock and a
cigar, for old lang syne; so don't
keep me.'
"We went up to the corner, to Dti-
rands, and as the night was chilly,
wenl inside, where I ordered two dry
curacoas and a bock.
"Nothing could have been more
amusing than 'Tommy Dodd's' stories
about his new career; and our friend
iwas in the midst of relating his first
appearance in harness, when his face
changed, and a vindictive frown
came over his eyes at the entrance of
j some newcomers. They were thc
I Due d'Abbeville and two friends.
'They were all laughing gayly, as they
sat down within two tables of our
"The Duke, who had a splendid
tea-rose in his coat, continuing thc
conversation, said:
" 'Parole d'honneur, mon cher, she
gave it me herself after her paillasse
of a husband left her in peace.'
"And then he whispered some
words   which   scut   another     rippling
laugh around,
"Ebury had listened and heard all.
White, almost as hc had been in his
paint,  but  hollow-eyed, and  with  ;
lips drawn, hc rose, and turning, n i
deliberately up to the Duke, and h
good French, quietly said:
"'Meii, Monsieur le  Due, je suis  '
paillasse en question.    If you go m
my  wife again,  I'll break every be
in your body.'
"'hiehez moi la paix!' was the in
lent answer, said with a cool impel
nence   that   made   Ebury   feel   behii
him for a revolver.    He did not cai
one;  but,  realizing in  an  instant   -
position,  hc seized a siphon just
down by the waiter, and shot its ci i
tents  over  the   spotless  shirt  of   tl
French  neeble,  who  rose,  green   vr
anger, anil raised his ebony stick  f
"Here we all interfered, and afti
explaining te> the Duke that our frie
Ebury was a gentleman of birth ai
education, it was agreed that a nice
ing should take place at Vincenn
on the following morning.
"The Duke, who was every whit
angry as Ebury, insisted that the .
fair might bc arranged wihout del
in his own salle d'armes, but 'Tonu,
Dodd.' with a sudden inspiration, i
membered that as sous regisscur.
assistant stage-manager, he had a I.
to the circus, and was perfectly rea
to meet a cycle of Dukes in the are;
"Such a duel was never fought  I
fore as that seen in the Nouveau Cii
que,     under  a  ring  of  glaring    an
"'For God's sake,' whispered n
cousin, 'make him apologize. Tl
Duke is the best swordsman in Par
"'Ebury apologize?    Not much'
��   *   *
"Not  ten   minutes   after,  we   wei
helping poor F.bury into a fiacre, mi
tally wounded.    He knew it, and
knew it.
"When wc arrived at his little fi
and had lifted him out of the carriai
intee his sallc-a-mangcr, 'Tour
Dodd' faintly whispered: 'Ma
asleep���don't wake her. It isn't mu
If anything happens, she's all rigl
you know. Great Scott! how dark
is I Lights up I Out of the way f
'Tommy  Dodd11'
"And  with  a bound he fell bad
stone dead. We had not lold him th
May  Flanders was not In the apar
"I met May the day afler the fu
ral, and she asked mc if 1 had he
of  the  uncle's death  and will.
"'What do you intend to do?
"'Do,'   she   answered.     'What
you think?    I shouldn't wonder if
Duke   married  me  now.    Anyway
mean to have a good time.' ���
"Poor 'Tommy Dodds I"
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5th   Vancouver  II.
Phere   is   one   very     commendable year.     The   champions   "came   back"
quality  about   "Con"   Jones.    "Cem" with a vengeance a year ago    It must
never knows when to give up.   Upon be remembered that this great  team
his  return  freim  his  annual  migration has been travelling for some yars now
to the  East the olher day he at once and    thu
announced that Ile was out to win the] hi
Minto   Cup.     Having  made  the  sam
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Bates,  Alex   	
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mammMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm���  .Tanton,   Rae   	
life   of   even   the   greatest Jacjjj0n   Re,hi
crosse   club   is   numbered,    li   is Woosna'm   I""
  denibtful   if   even   the   pce.ple   of   New j 'fheirlc'
announcement  for several years past  Westminster really appreciated  their
and  having brought  lhe cup to Van-   team a year ago.    It was neit sailing
couver   a   couple     of    years   ago,   be   on a placid financial sea for even the
shouhl  be  in   a   position    to    know  champions.    There  will  be   financial
whereof he speaks.    Knowing too the   problems to 9olve in  1913,    They will
uncertainties and worries of financing probably not be great ones but they j Stewart   Geo
a   lacrosse   team   in   a   world's   cham-   will   cause  a   little   worry. Meston'   \'lex
pionship  series,  he  shouhl   be   iu   a      Word from the camp of the Royals prowse' Geo
position   lo   make   his   announcement   state that thc champions will line up  Smith   Fred
advisedly. much thc same as they did a year ago.  McDonald   G'
What little surprise there was in This is largely lhe team which won Hammond' Melvill
the announcement amounts to lioth- the Minto Cup and which apparently
Ing. Lacrosse in the coast without will hold its grip on it until the part-
Cem Jemes would be like pie without ing e.f thc ways. There may be a
cheese. Con Jones has lent spice change or two from the team of 1912,
to the game at the coast. His influ- but traditions live long in the Old
ence and work bolstered it and City on the Fraser and there will
steadied it up when it was in a critical always be a sprinkling eif the old
stage. It would be a sorry day for guard which brought the mug to the
game should "Con" Jones upon Royal City as long as there are Minto
return  from  one  of his  Eastern [Cup games as Saturday afternoon at-
P. H.
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trips  spring a  real  surprise  and  say  tractions in that place,
that he was out of the game feer good.      The   biggest   factor   against   which
^^���*    * the   champions  will  have  to  contend
is   Father  Time.     His  knock-out   pill
While Xew Westminster won the]
Minto Cup last summer it looks as if
they will have their work cut out this
comes to all. Y
on the side of
again this year.
outh wil] probably be
the  Vancouver   team
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may be seen in the hurried rush from
school to lhe favorite corner lot where
! he cavorts around in the form of
impromptu matches. Still another
feerm he takes in the mad frenzy to
get ill touch with the sporting pages
which just now are beginning to reek j
of the diamond and Ihe doings thereof.    And all is well.
The local fan, however, pins his
fortunes onto Hie fortunes eif Bob
Brown's Beavers. The vicissitudes eel'
that club are the bright and gloomy
days of the loyal fan. Joyous news.
however, has been wafted from the
home eel the president of the Vancouver team that the Beavers will do
their training al Vancouver as usual
this spring. For a heiig time (here
has been talk lhat Beeb Ilrown would
take his warriors in some secluded
spot in the province secure from the
penetrating eyes of friendly fans or
ferocious iocs. Keehert nevertheless
passed one over, has relieved a great
deal eef tension and will have the
Beavers, both veterans anil young.
siers. on hand in Vancouver in another three or four weeks time to
prepare for lhe opening oi lhe season
about the middle eif April.
*    *    *
Another Win For Hustlers
()n   Friday  evening.   February  21,
the junior team of the Hustlers Athletic Association defeated the Comet
Club of Mount Pleasant in a fixture
of the Sunday School Athletic League by a score of 29���10. The
Hustlers had the play at every stage
of the game and were at no time in
danger. Their combination and shooting were much better than that of
their opponents.
Mr. G. Nixon, eif Mount Pleasant,
acted as referee, and proved very
satisfactory to both sides.
The  teams  lined  up  as  follows:
Right   Forward
H.   Grant D.    Milne
Left   Forward
C Cameron J.  McDougal
H.   Hunter J.   Anderson
Right  Guard
A.  Bishop Caspell
Left   Guard
E.   Grant R.   Siddens
��        *        e(e
Much excitement prevailed at St.
Paul's Presbyterian Church, corner
Fourteenth Avenue and Burns, on
Wednesday. February 26, when a
team representing the Boys' Club of
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
met a team picked from the 5th Vancouver Coy Boys' Brigade in a competition in parallel bars and high
jump. A large number of friends
turned out to cheer their favorites.
Preliminary to the competition, the
boys of the 5th Vancouver Coy. Roys'
Brigade gave exhibitions of military
drill, free gymnastics, and figure
marching under Captain H. Fiddes
and  Lieut. W. E. Baird.
The competition resulted in a brilliant win for the representative of St
With the first prize for lhe live-
men team event at $400; the two-man
event at $250 and the high individual prize at $150, and with the other
prizes which will be given totalling
close to $3,000, indications point to
one of the greatest bowling tournaments ever held on the Pacific coast
being staged in Vancouver during the
week of April 7.
Mr. "Jcenis" Mc,'Jntyre returned
Saturday from Winnipeg, anil while
he could mit obtain the assurances of
any teams coming from the prairie
metropolis, he nevertheless induced
two teams from Edmonton, Calgary
antl one from Kamloops to come
down after the prize money.
Secretary "Joe" Morris has already
received promises from practically all
Ihe leading bowling clubs in the
Pacific Northwest to attend the tournament.
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which will have .1 particular interesi
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ihe entry fi Highbridge, the besl
cross-country horse that raced in
Canada last summer, The son of
Bridgewaler and Duress gave a fine
exhibition when he won tin' Woodbine AutUtan steeplechase e.n the
opening day Jail. At lhe dose of a
heiig and tiring journey il was noticed
by close observers that Highbridge
cleared thc last bank with quite a foot
of daylight under him, and the Woodbine obstacles are not tee be trifled
with. This display be followed up by
winning the Hendrie Memorial over
the three-miles ceeursc em the last.day.
The Liverpool distance is a few yards
under four miles and a half, but that
should not be beyond Highbridge's
capacity. Hc has all thc needed early
speed tei take a good place in a big
field, though it was only last year that
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bought     in    that     expectation,    but
Moifaa went wn.ng and hail to bc retired.
A       A       * ,
The sporting world, so far as Canada is concerned, wants higher ideals
from men in actietn in the lacrosse,
football, baseball and hockey arena
eif sport. We often wonder why such
rowdy tactics are indulged in so often
ill these sports, but we do not seem
to go to the bottom of the trouble,
says a writer in the "Montreal Tribune."
There are men playing in these different sports who are experts in nagging  and  using  insulting  epithets  to
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^     .opposing  players,  and  little by  little
he could be so rated as.to deserve that [ the flames of anger  and passion  are
fanned into fury, until rowdyism and
flight. He was handicapped at 154
pounds, but as the top-weight. Jerry
M.. diel not accept, the weights were
raised under the conditions fourteen
pounds all around. Highbridge will,
therefore, carry 168 on the fourth
April. The topweight now is Bloodstone, 175, who was second last year,
while the others above Highbridge
arc: Rathnallv and Lord Rivers, 173;
Dysart, 172: Trianon III, 171; Cau-
been, 170. Jerry M. won last year,
and on the original allotment was set
to carry 178 pounds, or twenty
pounds more than Highbridge. He
developed a wind affection and was
struck out of all engagements. During the Aintree meeting the King will
be the guest of Lord Derby at
Knowsley Hail. Lord Derby is to be
represented in the race by the favorite, Axle Pin, 158. King George has
not yet become an active patron of
cross-country racing. King Edward
won the Grand National of 1900 with
Ambush 11 and hoped to repeat with
Paul's,  but  the  lad's  of  Westminster I the   1904   winner,   Moifaa,   which   he
brutality begin. Getting a player "up
in the air," or "getting his goat." as
tbe common expression says, seems
to form the foundation of a lot of the
f j dirty work in our sports.
The general Impression is that if
any player cannot control his temper
when playing in any line of sport he
is not fit to be allowed to remain in
action, and banishment for good is
the best medicine and most suitable
punishment for such an individual.
Cricket, the national game of England, stands in a class by itself for
gentlemanly deportment and the absence of any rough or rowdy tactics.
Canada is particularly unfortunate
for blood and murder games.
The poor attendance at our sports
speaks in trumpet tones for a much
needed change, and the quicker those
concerned eradicate the great errors
they have introduced, or allowed to
hold sway, the better for our sports in
general, and our athletic organizations
in particular.
i TEN-
SATURDAY,   MARCH   8.   19|.
The Fishing Industry of British Columbia
Written (oi "Thr Chinook"   by E. M. Young
Perhaps lhe niosi delectable, and
certainly ihe' mosl worltl-renowned,
t.i British Columbia lish is the kingly - ilni.iii. .-mel yei ihe beil authorities
affirm that ihe industry is still in its
infancy. As regards ihe Fraser River
district, in which Greater Vancouver
is nn.st directly interested, there has
been during recent years certain factors which have mitigated against the
natural increase in lish caught which
WOUld have been packed Ulleler the
conditions prevailing in previous
years. One oi lluse- factors is lhe
[imitation, from time to time, by the
canneries oi the quantity eif fish to be
delivered them hy ihe fish,-mien, and
lhe oili.r is lhe emirinoiis loss of fish
to thfi Fraser River caused by the
trapping operations al Poinl Roberts.
Nevertheless, the Fraser River district continues lo maintain iis premier position in the salmon industry.
This year, as in every previous
fourih year, there is expected to be a
during the "'elf" years was 247,277
per  year, as  against  an  average pack
..I 879,399 cases every fourth year
These figures apply only to the
fraser  River, and el i  take into
account the large number of fish that
.ire thrown hack into the river ill
years when the catch has been superabundant and restrictions have been
placed as io the quantities the canneries would accept Nor does i.i include the immense numbers "i fish
which have been Happed in late years
by ihe- American canners al Poinl
Roberts, and ilitis prevented in entering the Fraser River.
Already active preparations,are being made al steveston, Wcstham Island, Ladner, Se-.-i Island. Dcas Island
and other parts of the Fraser Valley
for a big season. Al Steveston, the
world-renowned canning centre', the
canneries are now busy putting ihiugs
in order. The machinery is being
overhauled,  tackle  put  in   place  and
cannery in New Westminster, having
already had successful results with
their venture at Skidegafe, Queen
Charlotte Island, li will have a capacity "i aboul 30,000 cases per season
and will employ eeiily white labor.
This  question  of  while   versus yellow
labor  is  a  debatable    matter  which
need iie.l here be discussed. The fact
remains thai al present, as regards
ilu- Fraser River canneries, Japs have
a monopoly of the fishing boats and
launches, while Chinks and Indians,
men and women, are chiefly employed
in the canning operations.
These canning operations are quite
elaborate ami interesting. In another
month, April 1 being lhe dale fixed
ley the li. l'. Cannery Association, the
making of cans will commence in the
majority oi ihe Fraser Kiver establishments. There will be ai least one
I innovation in the canning process by
a few eif the canneries. This is the
use    of    "sanitary    cans"  which  are
big run of sockcyes up lhe Fraser
River. It is one of the nu.st curious
phenomena of the salmon industry
that, as far as any records show.
every fourth year has invariably seen
a larger pack than in the intervening
years. This is clearly shown in th.'
statistics of the pack of liritish Columbia salmon, going back sixteen
years, recently issued. The figures for
five districts arc given, namely, Fraser River, Skccna River, Naas River.
Rivers Inlet, and outlying, but this
fourth year rule appears to apply
only to the Fraser River. As a matter of fact, in the other rivers the run
of fish was generaly smaller than in
the other years. The writer has seen
no explanation given as to this singular fact in any publication, but the
following hypotheis.'s, tentatively advanced by a man who has been connected with the salmon industry for
tinplate ordered for thc cans. Japs
are getting their nets repaired and
their gasoline launches made shipshape. A significant fact is that nearly every Jap this season will have his
own gasoline launch, a large number
having been built lasl autumn for this
year's fishing. Some whites also own
iheir own gasoline launches, but the
Japs predominate in Ihis respect.
There will still be a few sailing boats
in the business hut they are fast disappearing owing to the greater advantages of the launches. The white
men and orientals arc also to bc seen
putting up their cottages and shacks.
About 1400 fishing licenses being issued in an average year, it is expected that at least 2500 will be the number required this season.
Last season, which so far as the
Fraser River was concerned was an
'off  year,"  a   large  number   of  can-
made without soldering, the lids being "crimped ' on by a patent process.
The absence of solder in the cans has
its obvious advantages and the new
method has already been adopted by
several fruit and jam factories in the
province. At least five salmon canneries, namely The Vancouver, Sea
Island, Atlas, Colonial, Canadian,
Steveston, and Wadham's, Ladner,
will experimentally adopt the new
process, but the large majority of the
Fraser River establishments will this
season be still using the old method.
As regards the general handling and
canning of the fish there will be no
vital departure in such canneries as
may introduce the soldcrlcss cans,
the chief difference being the substitution of the new patent machine for
"crimping" or putting the lids of the
cans for the old soldering machines.
Some   of   these   sanitary   cans   have
As these boats or launches arrive
at the cannery lhe fish are landed by
elevator and conveyed into an iron
chink where lhe heads, tails anil entrails arc removed by machinery. Thc
beheaded, de-tailed and disemboweled
fish are linn sent along moving hells
inlee washing tanks, where they are
thoroughly washed hy Indian women,
with both salt and fresh waler. They
are then conveyed I'e a revolving
knrfs machine, which cuts up tin- fish
into small portions for easier manipulation in packing the cans. In the
meantime, the cans, without lids,
come down by shoeits from ihe store
room, anil arc conveyed I'i sailing
lal lis. where by a simple' process each
receives a certain amount    e,f   salt.
These- cans are then carried by truck
tee the Indian women who cut up and
fill  them  as  ihe  fish  lections are re-
ee-ived from lhe reviving knife machine.
The- filled cans are now pul ihrough I
a   heel   vvaler   washing  machine  where
they are rendered scrupulously clean,]
and from  thence   pass    ihrough   al
weighing machine, by means of which
light cans are automatically put aside
to he refilled !���> the proper weight
The cans are- then passed through
a   machine   where   the   covers   or   litis!
ar pin on by automatic pressure, ai-,
terwards pa-sing ihrough a soldering
apparatus   which   solders   the   cans
around. Where lhe "sanitary" can
is used iin- goldering process will be
dispensed   wilh.
After lieing cooled off, lhe cans are;
plae-e-e|  in   hoi   water  tanks  for testing
them, any leakage showing air forced
out  by  ihe  lie.i  water, ami defectivi
cans  are  adjusted   or  refilled.
Tin- canned salmon now undergo
their first cooking, being   conveyed
into a steam retort which cooks them
feer thirty minutes at 212 degrees eer
boiling heal. Afterwards the cans are
vented for ihe purpose "f allowing
lhe cold air lee escape, the aperture
living then soldered. Later they go
through a second cooking for one
hour at 240 degrees of heat.
Finally lhe cans are passed through
washing machinery, being thoroughly cleaned with hot water and caustic
soda  or  lye.
They are now ready for the packing room where they are lacquered,
labelled and put ill cases ready for
transportation. It is estimated that
there will be considerably over one
million cases of cans packed this season in the Eraser River district. In
1905 there were 877,136 cases and.
990,252 cases in the year 1901. As
during the previous fourth year
(19091 the canneries closed down for
the receipt of fish before the sockeye
run had spent itself, there is expected to bc an exceptionally heavy pack
during this (1913) year.
twenty-five years may possibly he a
solution 'eef the problem, li appears
thai lhe sockeyes, which an- (he most
prolific of the different species of sal-
niieii which frequent the- B. C, waters,
have a life of four years, going up the
rivers lo spawn and die in lhe upper
reaches of Ihe rivers and creeks.
Some year, of which the- dat;' is unknown, perhaps fifty or a hundred
years ago. there musl have been an
abnormally big run eif sockcyes from
the sea up the Fraser River, and
every succeeding femrlh year has witnessed an immensely increased pack
as compared with the intervening or
"off"  years.
Taking four perieids during the past
sixteen years, from 12997 lo 1912. the
average   number  of  cases  oi   salmon
 ie iu full
operation. It is understood, also,
that the oilier companies of Vancouver and Xew Westminster owning
canneries al Steveston, Wcstham Island, Ladner. I.ulu Island. Deas Island and other points will he operating lee full capacity. That there i.s
money in lhe game is evidenced hy
the recenl announcement that the
Hritish Columbia Fisheries Company,
of which Sir George Doughty is the
leading  light,   are  establishing  a   new
been in us.' by American canneries
with satisfactory results anil their
tentative employment by a few canneries in Steveston this year may lead
to their general adoption,
Thai the utmost care and cleanliness is exercised iu canning thc sock-
sye, spring eir steel head salmon for
which (he Fraser River is famous
throughout the weirld may be appreciated by a visit to one of the Steveston canneries. When the fishing
Season is in full swing, early in July
is the time to sec the whole process
of the sockeye landed in myriads
from ihe boats on Ihe cannery
wharfs, cut up, cleaned, packed,
weighed, canned, cooked and labelled
ready for shipment.
Where beauty smiles around us
And rivulets that flow
Through verdant fields and pastures,
Together   we   will   go.
Till  when  the  ���.���mon  and planets
Reveal their silver light,
With morning stars and comets
And wonders of the nighl.
Till early in the morning,
With oriental ray.
Till o'er the hills is dawning
The radiance of day.
The   sweetest   hawthorn  blossoms
And n sis are in  bloom,
Where   glittering  dew   emblazons
The   vernal   bowers  of June.
Entangling with roses
The honeysuckle sweet,
Willi   hedge  and  bush  encloses
The  place-   where  lovers  meet.
The sofi ami gentle breezes
' >i summer's morning air
Greel   buttercups  and  daisies
Anel  re'sis   everywhere.
Till faintly breaks the twilight
That  wakes the smiling morn
And everbrightening skylight
lief.ere   lhe  early  dawn.
The   songbird'.-   voice   aris, s,
And music charms  ihe air.
And   in   lhe   gentler  breezes
All  Nature   looks most  fair.
Whilst rosy hues replenish
The   slill  increasing light,
Slars  disappear  and   vanish,
Wc  leave  behind  lhe  nighl.
Through transformation changes
The eastern clouds have rolled,
Till  o'er  lhe  mountain  ranges
Appears a  mass of gold.
Willi bright illumination
And beauty far away
Breaks forth with all elation
The Early Dawn of Day.
���John  Warrington,
North  Arm   P,  11,,
South  Vancouver,  B.C.
The girl who dreams of eloping
allows her imagination to run away
with  her.
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Shop at  the
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19th Avenue and  Main  St.
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J SATURDAY,   MARCH   8.   1913
Geo. B. Howard,
Main  and   Harris
l'hone : Sey. 7012
In Eugene Walter's Masterpiece
The Easiest Way
PRICES:    25c, 35c, 50c
MATINEE:    25c Any Seat
HfcarwwcouveRs leading
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Mere Selling
Of merchandise is not our whole desire, We aim lo give more in
exchange feir dollars and cents; absolute and unconditional satisfac-
lieui.   We an- never satisfied until you are.
DILL PICKLES, .1-lh. cans	
ONION  SALT, something new	
BISTO, "The Gravy Maker,"	
 the  can $11.25
 bottle   0.20
...the package 0,25
..two packages 0.25
.the tin    15c anel 25c
NOELE'S BLACK CURRANT JAM large jar   0.45
Fraser & MacLean,
. ..the sack 1.00
.the  pound 0.60
.   live,  can-, 0.25
.the pound D.S0
....ilu-  jar 0.25
. .iln- package 15c and   20c
26th Avenue and Main
Phone:   Fairmont 784
A rare- musical treat, backed by one
nl the cleverest farce comedies e>i the
last season in Mew York, is in store
for local amusement lovers when Joe
Wilier presents "Alma, Where Do
Veen Live?" at the Imperial Thi
mi Friday and Saturday, March 14
and 15.
This farce, with music from the
German-French, has the unique distinction of registering a most pro.
nounced hit in New "i irk City before
it has ever been heard in London, li
was originally produced in Paris The
book was by Paul Herve, anel the
music by Jem Briquet, li scored
see heavily thai the German right*
were secured by Adolph Phillip and
he prepared n for a run in Berlin.
'This was accomplished and then Mr.
Phillip brought il to America and
produced it in German al the theatre
uf that nationality 'en the East Siele.
Xew York City.
The play was at first attended by
only those who understood. Then
ilu- brilliancy of the music anel especially ilie- haunting waltz melody,
"Alma" commenced to attract atten-
linii. In a few weeks thousands who
did not understand a word of German
we-re- th,eking to hear the music of
Jean Briquet.
Then Mr. Weber took river the
American rights aand determined t< ���
give the brilliant farce and beautiful
music ii production in English at his
own theatre. Hc engaged George V.
Ileihart ie. make the English book.
The latter passed up the- German version which caused thc complaint oi
vulgarity and confined his adaption
!������ the   French  I k  exclusively.
taining a caudeville audience he- is as
smooth an article as has fareel thi-
wav   since  his   previous    appearance
One of the cleverest acts in thi
show i- furnished in the opening number���b irie-k bicycle act presented b)
Valentine  k   Bell.
Le>la Milton and company put ovei
a  clever   comedy   sketch   called    "A
I Course  Dinner."  in  which   Miss  Mil
charming as Marguerite, Chauncey
Southern, V T Tcnderson and Irving
Kenned)   .ire also  worthy  ol  praise, ��� _..        ���-.       .. .   ���.     ....
while  Tilly  Armstrong siored a  big  pour"  " ".���    ',"  v    i     Utf,M,U
In, i��� the humorous character ol !'" ��� "^ee6me)y lively and clever
Martha "Faust" is indeed a pro_ comedienne, is given a chance to
duel,,.,, thai the theatre should be ''""', h��w "K':'N Br�� Prtputi In cer-
pre.uel i I ,al" restaurants
Nexl week will be of double inter. I;"h '���:, M;,r '�� Pulchritudinoui and
en Mi Walter Sanford will make >M""'- .Sht ��'"���� *����d ���<>"*�� ���<"
In, reappearance with his company, i"1*' 'l","1 ����ptionally **����� Emil
and the attraction will be the very ?ubcr* ??*��!*" pat,e.r :""'
highly successful Western drama ,r''!n ben,n,d b"rnl *��rk ,
"Northern Lights."   Mr. aanford will     Gaumonts    Graphic    of     currenl
appear a-  Swiftwind, a  Sioux   Indian.! '. ;   "",'-7,
a character  in  which  he    has    ��������'r"'"   complete  the bill
great   success   in   England,   America
ami Australia.   The- sieery e,f the play.
i- a page from American history, and J     The South  Vancouver students who
deal-  with  event-   in  the-  West  thatl���� to the King .-.dward High School
Gaumont's    Graphic    of
'jevents   in   Briti-h   Columbia   anel   Eu.
plete   the   hill.
 1   mm   i	
Fraser    \venue   Notes
The South Vancouver students
Hatting* &. Gore     Phone Sey. 3907
Tonight 8.15
Matinee Sat. 2.15
Th    ^^^^^^^
Next  Week
Northern Lights
Vaudeville        Means
followed the Siemx Indian uprising attended the game- played between
and the massacre of General Custer victoria High School anel the former
and his gallant hand, and the final institution There we-re two basket,
capture of the famous Indian Chief, ba" matches at the V.M.C.A build.
Siiimg Bull. The peri..���! i- 1876, ing, Friday night. February 2K, and|
when the whin- pioneer- were push, the rugby and girl-' hockey at Bracing Iheir way lo the north. All lhcjlr,�� Point. There were some South
Bcenes ar,- laid in Montana. A thril- Vancouver students on the teams. A
liiiL' battle will take place between ball was held on Saturday night at
the soldiers and iln- Indians and the Lester's Hall, wiih Harper's orchestra
Northern Lights will be seen in the '" attendance,
heavens,   There are a number of fine
BUTTER 3  lbs.  for   $1.00
EGGS 3 dozen for $1.00
AYRSHIRE BACON 30c per lb.
All orders receive our own personal attention
Quick Delivery Assured
Northern Lights will be -een in the
hea'en-. There are a number of fine
pan-. Charles Ayres will appear as
Dan Horton, a government scout; V.
T. Henderson will enacl Sydney Sherwood, Isabelle Fletcher will be the
Helen Hare. Meta Marsky will ap.
pear ;,- Florence Sherwood, .illy
Armstrong will create laughter as
Bedelia aided lev I) M. Dundar as
O'Ragan. Harold Nelson will add
dignity to the pari of Colonel dray.
while  l.eeiiis Von  Wcitheeff will  enact I tend
SHOW STARTS..-2.45. 7.15. .,,<! 9 30 p.m.
The World's Famous
European Society Acrobats
Thc  Burglar
Other Pantages Acts
Cor. 26th AVE. AND MAIN ST.
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Central Park Jottings
A meeting of very considerable in-
lere-l was held in the new rooms of
the Progressive Club in Vancouver,
��� ni Monday. March 3, at which the
Central Park branch of the Women's
Institute was represented by Mrs,
Iladfield, who read the reporl of the
year'- work, Mrs. Todrick, Mrs. Baxter, Mr- Moore and many others
The gathering was under the auspices
of the Local Council of Women, and
Mr-. MacNaughton, the president,
took charge of th, meeting, which,
lieing the general one, listened to re-
l��iri- e.i ilu- various works, handicrafts, interests and other matters
carried on by the Council in ii- dif-
fercnt branches and spheres of labor,
Mrs. MacNaughton was presented
with a bouquet, and the reports of
Mrs. Unsworth, Mrs. Magill, Mrs.
Taylor, Miss Marten. Mis- Breeze,
Mis- Macleod and many others were
received   with   close     attention     anil
much interest, li was quite evidenl
that good ami extensive work is be-
ing carried een by the Council, and
though of considerable length the
meeting       was       thoroughly       good
The nest meeting of the Central
Park branch will he held in Mrs.
Todrick'a house on the third Thursday of this month.
ele        *        "le
A very enjoyable party took place
last week at the house of Mrs. Preston, Beaconsfield, the occasion being
the   78th   birthday   of   Mr-.   Preston's
mother, Mrs. Turnbull. Several of
Mrs. Turnbull's friends freim Central
Park united with those freem Beaconsfield and the district in hearty
congratulations  and  good  wishes.
A       A        A
Central Park residents are sorry to
lose from their midst Mr. and Mrs.
William Morris and family. Mr.
Morris, who as School Trustee is
widely known, has bought a house at
Beaconsfield, and taken up residence
I*        He        *
We are glad to know that Miss
Cunningham has returned from the
General Hospital after an entirely
successful operation, and hope the
improvement in her health will continue.
hyterian Church to he built in thai
district, and a large audience en.
thusiastically testified their appreciation of the very good programme,
which was given under the genial
chairmanship of Mr, Menzies, \\ here'
all was excellent it is difficult t"
select, the items hy the Scotch quartette, tin- selections of the orchestra
from the Central Mission, and  Miss
Doris Wilhers' songs were especially
delightful, and Mr. Kelly as elocutionist  called  forth  much  applause.
A concert of a particularly enjoy-
W ii charac*er was given in the Fisher
Hall. Beaconsficld. e,n Friday last. It
W8S in the interests of the new Prcs-
Thc many friends of Mr. and Mrs,
Kirkland will learn with pleasure thai
Mrs.    Kirkland   Is   recovering   health
ami strength after hcr sudden    and
-harp   attack   of   illness.
it    it   it
lu the Agricultural Hall, em Mon.
day night, the general meeting was
held of the Central Park Poultry and
Co-operative Association. This flourishing Association now numbers some
seventy members, and at the meeting
an animated discussion look place on
the subject of feed, and it was an.
nounced that good prices had been
obtained feir the members from the
Collingwood Feed Store . A sheiw
will be held during the last week in
November, The members of the executive and the officers for the ensuing
year were then elected, the officers
lieing. Mr. E. B. Cale, re-elected president; Mr. J. B. Boyce, re-elected
vice-president; Mrs. D. M. Ross,
secretary, and Mr. J. A. Smith,
* el"       *
Mr. R. Glen will this week pay a
short visit to his mother in Cumberland.
* e*       *
Mrs. A. Ahercreinihic has returned
from visiting her sister at Langley.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. C. Chaffey arc at
present  in  California.
+    +    *
On Tuesday night lhe West Hurnaby Conservative Association met in
the Central Park Agricultural Hall,
feir general business and the election
of a delegate to the Central Association. The delegate chosen was Mr.
Willard Robertson.
The regular meeting of the Board
of Directeirs of the Agricultural Association will hc held in the hall ein
Monday night. Anticipations and
preparations are going on for the
four days show to be held in September.
Josef Lhevinne
Josel Lhevinne, the Russian pianist who will In' al the Imperial
Theatre Thursday, March 13, i- noted
for his enjoyable recital programmes.
With rare skill he contrasts gems of
the ancient and modern school, offer j
ing selections of such beauty that
they appeal iee all tastes, tn layman
and musician alike. Under thc magic
oi this grrai artist's touch the piano
-ing- ami shows charms that are a
revelation to all unfamiliar with
Lhevinne's recital-. The famous
Russian has recently added to his
many previous triumphs, brilliant
successes in Madrid, Berlin, Vienna,
Prague Budapest, Hamburg and Bremen, His local appearance at the
Imperial Theatre e.n Thursday. March
13, will he- a musical evenl long to be
remembered in this city.    Seats may
now be I ked at  popular price- by
mail order or telephone, Sev. 205.
ete       *       *
Avenue Theatre
The reception accorded "The Fortune Hunter" at this popular East
End playhouse all this week In
crowded and enthusiastic houses
demonstrates conclusively that comedy of this type when presented by
a coterie of artists such as make up
the Lawrence Players, is an immensely pleasing form of dramatii entertainment. The high priced road company that puis on a heiier show than
that offered ihis week at the Avenue
is io use the vernacular, certainly
going some, The play itself is a delight ,o both eye and ear. and ,he-
work of every member of the long
cast merits the highest praise. Del
Lawrence as Nat Duncan the fortune
hunter, and Maude Leone as Betty
| Graham are the bright particular
stars, but Alf Layne as the old drug- i
gist. Ed. Lawrence, as the drunken I
sheriff, Ethel Corley as the village1
belle, and Howard Russell in a uui-
que eon,cdy pari, with Louis Ancker,
Harry Cornell. Krman Seavey. el al
render efficient aid in making "The
Fortune Hunter" the huge success it
undoubtedly is. Sccnically ii is ��� emit the finest things ever put on al
the Avenue���the constrasting drug
-lore-, and the rain storm being the
acme of realism,
For next week, starting Monday,
March 10, Lawrence and Sandusky
announce a superb production of the
widely discussed and enormously tuc-
cessful play "The Easiest Way " Eugene Walur. who had before writing
this masterpiece, i" his credit sucn
tremendous successes as "I'aid in
Full" and "The Wolf" has in "The
Easiest Way" fairly outdone him
self. His frank and realistic treatment of a rather delicate subject
brought forth a Btorm of comment,
-nine in blame bul more in praise,;
and  the play  was  from  the very  tirst
an enormous success, The famous
actress Frances Starr, who hail made
a reputation in "Tlie Rose of the
Rancho" created the part of Laura :
in "Thc Easiest Way." and starred in
it for two years. The cast of this
great play at the Avenue will he
carefully selected from the principals
of the company, and headed of course
by those finished artistes, Mr. Del
Lawrence and Miss Maude Leone.
It will be a production that will compare very favorably with the original
and will give the tirst opportunity
that Vancouver playgoers have had j
to witness this powerful dramatic ex.
position of modern life. Seats will
lie at a premium next week at the
Avenue, and it would be well for intending patrons to book their seals
well in advance if they wish In secure
desirable locations.
*      *      A
Empress Theatre
Tei present such a play as "Faust"
in the wonderful manner in which it
is being deinc at the Empress Theatre
this week, would seem to he beyond
the capability of a management that
is constantly changing thc bill weekly. All the startling effects such as
building a tire with visible substance,
causing a pen te emit tire, bringing
a rain of lire from above, and summoning evil spirits, all these are
given with a realism that is meist
admirable. Harold Xelson as Me-
phisto did most excellently and looked the character perfectly. Charles
Ayres as Faust revealed versatility
in his impersonation of the old decrepit man and later as the handsome
youth,   while   Isabelle   Fletcher    was
General Crook. Chauncey Southern
will have ,!>-��� important character of
Wallace Gray, .-i deserter frum the
army, This i- guaranteed by the
management :.- being one oi ilu- best
Western dramas, fully equalling
"The Squaw   Man."
* ���
Orpheum  Theatre
A  bill  thai   ba- been  heralded    as
olle of lhe besl lo come over lhe- circuit i- announced for ihe- coming
week, when "Thc Rose "i Panama,"
another ��� ��� i   Molasso's  scenic    panto-
Tbe Royal Templar-'. South Hill
Council X". 22, together wiih Mount
Pleasant Council, Xo 17. chartered
a special ear. Wednesday night,
March 3, and went over to New
Westminster t" attend ihe- first night
.if iln- Grand C<.ni11-i! of llriii-ii Co.
Iiimbia, which is being held this vear
ai the Royal City. Th,- I..cal lodge
wa- invited i" Mounl Pleasant ie> at-
[i   "Plantation"   evening   next
The Fraser Avenue Mia, Market.
near Fifty-first Avenue, ha- moved
iniee a new building a few doe,,-- north.
Tin building was built to meet the
demands fi ihe- business,
* * ele
The home of Mr. and Mr- Cuth-
bert, Sixty-second Avenue, wa- the
scene oi a enjoyable party, Wednesday night, February 26. Games ami
music occupied tlu- attention <,, all
till a  late hour.    A  dainty  luncheon
Willi  Mario Molasso .-mel
Maria   Corie
5���Other Big S. & C. Acts���5
Drs. Howie & Hall
Have   opened   up   new   and   up-to-date
Dental  Parlors  in  the  Williams  Block,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have installed all the latest and
best appliances, and are prepared to
give you the best there is in the denta!
A share of your patronage is
Gas    administered    for    the    painless
extraction  of   teeth.
P. O   Howie. DD.6
Wm. 8. Hall, DD.ft.
Phone   Sey.   3266   for   appointment
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Phone : Fraser 19
(Day or night)
Famous  Russian  pianist at  the  Imperial  Theatre,  Thursday.   March   13
Geo. Jones
La-ns and Interfering horses will
receive special care ami attention.
All kinds of hand-made shoes, running shoes, running plates, tue
plates,  etc.
All horses entrusted to me will receive   every  care  and  attention.
571  Beatty Street
mimes, carrying !(, people will I..- tin
headline attraction, The featured
players an- Mario Molasso, thai won-
tU-rfnl dancer and pironette marvel
who startled Orpheum patrons hy his
wonderful revolutions ,,, "A Night in
Neil McKinley, having jusl made
g i in New Vork, vva- quickly snapped up hy Sullivan and Considine i"r
a t'ltir ni popular priced vaudeville.
Three Sc-allh- boys, all from the
University eel' Washing,e.n, will he an
attraction at the Orpheum nexl week
They will present "A Campus Rehearsal." a tabloid musical comedy, wherein harmony is king.
A delightful little Irish nl.iylct
called "The Section Heiss" will be
presented by Mr. and Mrs. Wanl
Fee,- artistic finish, smart dressing,
swift action, and general excellence,
Paddock and Paddock may he recommended as w len  sheee dancers.
Juggling eel all kinds, with a special
drop carried hy them will he offered
hy  Stilh  and Gamier.
*       *       A
Pantages  Theatre
The   original   Floren*   Family    of
seven   European   society   acrobats,   in
a series of sensatiemal tumbling and
balancing stunts, anel Charles R.
Sweet, a comedian 'ei ripe experience
and talents, who gets a lot music and
still more mirth emt eef thc English
language, a piano anel a ceernct, are
the two big features e>f an excellent
hill at Ihe Pantages for the coining
There are live men and two pretty
women in the Florenz offering, ami
the feats they perform arc such that
it is saiil that their audiences wonder
at thc beginning ami literally g::-:-
at   their   conclusion.
Sweet, whet appears as a burglar,
may be a bit rough when it comes to
clothes, but in the business of enter-
��as   serieil   .nn!   Mr-    Cuthberl   ��a-
e. iii-il    a    mosl    charming    hostess
Vmong those present were Mr
K. , nlysidc, Mi-- Keenlyside, Mr
Olds, Mi-- M Manuel. Mis- Langtry,
\h-- II. Coulthart, Mi-- I-' Hudson,
Mi-- T. Hudson, Mi-- Hazel Coulter,
Mi-- Myrtle Coulter, Miss Margaret
Coulter, Mr. Dougal, Mr. K. Wav.
Mr. A. E, limit and Mr. I >. Hunt.
*    *    *
The lailie- 'if Fraser Avenue arc
very pleased I" know thai they have
a tailor in Iheir district. The business
has heen running fe.r some weeks.
n.ar iln- corner of Fifty-sixth and
Fraser, anil lhe new- man has given
satisfaction. He is an expert filter
.'���nil neat workman.
Two South Hill boys win. shipped
ell lhe Empress eef Japan for a veey-
ge to the Far East, have returned
and have a leave of twenty-three
days, i 'ne of them read in a newspaper in Japan of thc big Bums' fire
in Alberta: also lu- stated that in the
financial news he read a short note
eif thc pecuniary difficulties of Seeuth
Vancouver Municipality.
 1   mst   ���	
Business   College
"The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded
Corner Main St   & 10th Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont   2075
Thc Seiuth Vancouver Conservative
Association held its second annual
meeting at the rooms of thc Vancouver Conservative Club. Granville
Street, when the assembly room was
filled by enthusiastic members of the
association. Xew officers were
appointed: Hon. president, Rt. Hon.
R. L. Borden; first hon. vice-president. Sir Richard McBride: second
lion, vice-president. Mr. H. H. Stevens MI'; president. Mr. R. C. Hodgson; first vice-president. Mr. J. B.
Appleby; second vice-president, Mr.
F. F. Elliott; secretary. Mr. G. A.
Stevens: treasurer, Mr. C. M. Whelpton:   delegates   from   thc   ward   clubs
Brindle Hull pup.    i hvner may have
same by proving ownership and paving keep and advertising.    Apply 198
Rupert Street, South Vancouver,
In Ihe central executive: Mr. J.
Chapman. Ward I; .Mr. J. C. MeArlhur. Ward II: Mr. F. Hamber,
Wanl 111; Mr. G M. Henderson.
Warel IV; Mr T. Houston, Ward
V: Mr. II. B. Vogel, Ward VII; dele-
gales to the Richmond central executive. Mr. W. II. Grctt and Mr.
Spencer Robinson.
Permanent Pavements
Engineer Clement vvas instructed
at a meeting of the Council em Wednesday afternoon to bring in estimates of the cost of paving:
Westminster Road from Knight
Road to Park Avenue.
Main Street. 16th to 18th avenues,
whole road; 18th to 25th avenues,
west half of street: 25th to .14th avenues,  whole  street.
Fraser Avenue, 25th Avenue to
Wilson  Road.
Reeve Kerr was instructed to sign
the contracts for the paving of Joyce
Street from Westminsttr Road to
Wellington Avenue, and the paving
of Victoria Road from 46th Avenue to,
56th Avenue. TWELVE
SATURDAY,   MARCH   8,   1913
AND  BOOKS       ::
t Hy Felix Penne)
I      was   le.hl   that   in   lasl     week's
"Chine,uk" a certain "Sanely MacPherson" (PhoebusI how can I man
live with a name like that?) had
Something to say abemt mc. 1 loeekcd fe r my name and found it, but
Lin te-il amid a lot e,f stuff in a dialed
wbidt trade tne elizzy t'i l""k at and
which must have thrown thc lino-
machine out e.f gear when il vvas
"set." I have me doubt Mr. Sandy
MacPherson's     phrases     were     very
complimentary)   but   if   they   were
deadly in-ulls ihey weeiild never be
noticed hy nie ill that language. The
Frenchman who calls a horse a
shovel is delightfully coherent and
plain beside a man who uses words
which sheeulel never bc used except
at curling matches and on the golf
links. Pardon me, Sanely, there are
times when yeutr dialect ceimcs to
my tongue as though 1 had heard it
in iny cradle. Bring me some night���
rn shall I say niclit?���a braw stone
jar e.f yer best Glcnlivit, and after
abemt the twenty-third tumbler I'll
cackle wi' ye abenit lhe "Purple
Heather" ami "Bonnie Scotland" till
ye'd  wonder  why the deil   1  don't go
about  in  a kill.
*    +    *
My  g I  friend  A.   Buckley,  M.A.,
is responsible feer gelling me out of
my bed em Sunday mornings, earlier
than I should get up, until I have
quite recovered from the murderous j
"grippe." As soon as I hear the footfall of the newspaper boy I am down
at the door and in a few moments
reading with delight "The Spectator."
Glorious old title for a column of
gossip. How it takes me back to
memories of Addison and "Dick"
Steele���dear "Dick" Steele too little
known���and Sir Roger de Coverley
that never to he forgotten and always
to be followed specimen of a true
Keep it up, friend Buckley, your
column is to mc as refreshing as a
draught of good wine.
You have been giving us some
charming translations, which wouhl
have delighted my old friend "the
melancholy Jacipies." I call see indications of a more cheerful mood���
go to iti
t;     A     *
Do you know I like a little unadulterated nonsense now and Ihen, and
I once had a passion for "Limericks,"
nay, more, I  won prizes for some.
These  arc  not  mine,  but  they are
jolly good in spite of that:
There  was a young wife of Antigua,
Who said to her spouse, "What a pig
you are!"
He said, "O, my  queen!
Is  it  manners you  mean,
Or do you refer to my fig-ti-rc?"
There   were   three   young   ladies   of
I know a sad story concerning 'em:
They stuck needles and pins
In  thc right reverend  shins
Of the B-sh-p engaged in confirming
* *      He
I referred last week to how
Gadsby in his letter to the "Sun"
had got mixed up over Henry VIII
and Charles II knighting the Sir
Loin of Beef. That reminds me.
There was a rich retired grocer in
London who was a great collector of
pictures. lie had a great room filled
with Turners ami Rembraildts, all
painted down a street in the Seven
Dials. Duncan Martin used to turn
out "Old Masters" al the rats of
three a week for such patrons of the
fine  arts.
* *    *
"Here are a pair of fine pictures."
said the retired grocer, "George the
First and his Queen, painted by
Koyal Command. They must al enu-
time have adorned a royal palace,
but I picked 'em up in a second-hand
broker's she,p." "But surely pictures
'painted by Royal Command' would
have been taken better care of. How
did they gel out of lhe royal palace
io a broker's shop?" "Well," said
ihe connoisseur, "My theory is, take
it for what it's worth; Ihey musl have
heen removed during the confusion of
the  great   fire  of   Londonl"
* *    *
A hook lo read, 'The Ghosts of
I'icadilly," by G.  S.  Street.
e|e        *        *
I went lo see "Faust" at the Empress and must congratulate Mr. Sanford on a very remarkable production
not marred by anything incongrous
or "out of the picture." I remember
one production of "Faust" where thc
last scene was spoiled by a gallery
god and the vision of Marguerite
ascending to Heaven took place amid
Mepllislophilcs and Faust were
descending amid flames, smoke and
red fire to thc place the parson mentioned in his sermon last Sunday, and
when the "trap" was half way down
it stuck and they could go no further. A boy in the gallery shouted.
"Oh, here's a jolly lark! Hell's
choke full, move up in front, there's
two more passengers." "Faust" concluded amid shrieks of laughter for
the "two passengers" had to come
* A      A
The women of Vancouver are doing splendid work in cultivating a
taste for the highest class of music.
I am pleased to say that some of the
city ladies are going to give South
Vancouver a taste of "thc real thing."
Watch for the announcement of a
really fine concert of classical music
at Collingwood.
* *      A
Hail sunshine and promise of
spring! To a convalescent the present spell of fine weather is glorious,
so good-bye to books for a while, and
hey, for Stanley Park. I shall come
back to my dusty tomes, for I am
not- the man who sings:
My only books were women's looks,
And folly's all they taught me.
Just  so!
On Wednesday afternoon, March
12, the Busy Bees of the South Hill
Presbyterian Church will hold a pink
tea and sale of work in the basement
of the church.
Rousing Speeches by Judge Henderson and Mr. J. W. Weart
At   the  Collingwood   Institute  on
Wednesday night there was a "Liberal Rally" which showed that Liberalism' is very much alive in Wanl
I. Among those present were Mr.
Kay, in the chair, Mr. W. Morris,
Messrs.   C,   I'e.rel,   Battison,   E.  Cleve
land, Reid, Fraser, J. !���'. Bursill and
many olher well known Liberals.
Organization work was explained by
Mr. Kay and Mr. Kelly, and il was
Strongly urged upon all Liberals to
get on Ithe Register, as owing to he
action of the Government there was
but little time feir making up the
veiters' list. The following officers
were elected : Wanl One Association��� lion. 1'rcs. Sir W. Laurier;
Pres. W. Meerris; Vice. Prcs. W.
Fraser; Sec. Treas, T. M. Tyson; Ass.
Sec. Jas. D. Reid. The executive will
bc elected at the next meeting.
Mr. J W. Weart gave an Interesting address, in which he sketched
whal Liberalism had done for- Canada. Mr Weart's line historical ad-
elre-- will be given more fully next
Judge A. llcnderseen, late of the
Vukon, asserted that Liberalism had
always sle.e.d for the uplifting of the
people "i Canada. Referring to a
possible election,  he  said a full and
clean Meters' list was the best guarantee they could have of honest government.
At the chese of the address valuable
'irganizalinii work was done, which
will largely increase the number eif
Liberal workers in the district. The
revision <>f the voters' list will bc
taken up in such a manner as will
make il a- nearly complete as possible, hut the electors must help the
eellieials   in   the   weerk.
The   first   ol   a   series   of  article
Cameos   freem     Canadian     Hist���,r>   -
from the pen of Felix  Penne, win I]
was announced to begin in this i--
��� if  "The  Chinook"  will  make  its  ..; .
pearance next  week  owing to limit
space in  this week's number.
All good Liberals interested in
organization  in   Vancouver   City  i
at 911 Dominion Building.
Ontario Height^
Will Appeal to the Man of Moderate Means Who Wants a Home-
site in a District  Where Only GOOD  HOMES   Are Permitted
The arrow points to "Ontario Heights," bounded by Fortieth Avenue, Wilson Road and Ontario   ami   Columbia   Streets.   This fine residential
property is just two Mucks west of .Main Street (car line), two lilocks east of Bridge Street (proposed ear line), and ri^In on the Wilson Road
(proposed ear line).    Ontario Heights is barely more than three miles south of the business centre of Vancouver Cily.   Only one block to the north of Ontario Heights
is  Little  Mountain  I'ark Reserve,  surrounding the reservoir   of   tlie  same name.    This
park  comprises  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres   and,  next  to  our  world-famous   Stanley
I'ark, will bc Vancouver's finest playground.
Ontario Heights borders on a residential section that is
settled up with a good class of home-builders. Here is telephone, citv water, electric light and open roads. Sidewalks will soon he laid on tlie property.   EVERY LOT IS CLEARED READY FOR BUILDING.
VIFW ��� *^ne v'ew ^roni Ontario Heights is equal to that of any other part of Greater
* Vancouver, From this superb property there is a commanding view of the
Fraser River. Lulu Island, and the Gulf of Georgia, as well as the snowcapped mountains to the north and east. From here Mount llalccr. in Washington, may be seen clear
and white eleven thousand feet above the level of the sea.
RIIII niNfl RF^TRIPTIfiNS ��� Tllc restrictions that have been placed upon
DUlLUimj KLailUlllUNd.     the sale of Iots in 0ntario Jk,^hts pro^ide
that no more than one residence may be built on each lot, and that no building shall
cost less than one thousand dollars, thus insuring that your home will he surrounded hy
other desirable and attractive homes.
lane at the rear of eacii lot.
Lots in Ontario Heights have a frontage of 33 feet and vary
in depth from 112.5 feet to 124 feet, with a twenty-foot cleared
ppifPCC .    Ontario Heights lots are priced lower than any other property in its class
*�����*'**'' ���    in Greater Vancouver.    If you are familiar with tlie values in all sections
of the city you will readily concede tlie truth of the above statement.     See price list.
Most of the lots sell for
One-quarter Cash; Balance Three Equal Payments, 1, 2 and 3 Years
SFF ONTARIO   HFIeTIHTQ.    Telephone to Seymour 4470 and make arrange-
oll uniAiuu nuuma. lllcnts for lls t0-call for vou at your home ^lth
our automobile.    It is only fifteen minutes' ride from the central   part   of   Vancouver.
This places you under no obligation to buy.
The title to ONTARIO HEIGHTS is indefeasible.   This choice subdivision
is a portion of D.L. 526���thc original grant to tlie Canadian Pacific Railway.
Lots l and 2, the two  .. .$ 2000
Lois  3   to  (1,  each  900
Lots   7   and   8,   the   two  2000
Lois  </  and   10,  ilie  two  1800
I.'Us   II   to   19,   each  850
I.��ds   20   and   21,   the   two  1900
Lota 22 ami  23, the two  1900
Lots  24  to 32,  each  900
Lots  33   and   34,   the  two  1900
BLOCK   98-*.
Lots   1   and  2,  the two $ 2000
Lot     3,   witli   house  3200
l.oi    4, reserved,
LeOti   5  to   10,  each  900
I."i-   II   and   12,   the  two  1900
Lotl   1.1   and   14,   the   tWI  2600
UOtl    IS   to    I*,   cell  1200
LOtl   I1'   and   20,   the   two  2600
Litis   JI   and   22,   the   two  1800
Lots   23   to   28,   each  850
Lot   29   reserved.
Lot   30,   and   house  3200
Lotl   31   and  32.  the  two  1900
BLOCK   1,   1003
Lots   1   and   2,   the   tun $2000
Lots   3   to   6,   each  900
Lots  7  and  8,  the  two  2000
Lots 9 antl  10, the two  1800
Lots   11   to   19,  each     850
Lots  20  and   21,  the  two  1900
Lots  22  and  23,  the  two  1900
Lots   24   to   32,  each  850
Lots  33  and  34,  the two  1800
BLOCK  2,  1003
tots  1, 2, 3  and 4, the four $4000
Lots   5   and   6, the  two  2100
Lots   7   to   15,   each  1000
Lots   16  and   17,  the  two  2200
BLOCK   1,   1004
Lots   1    and   2,   the   two $ 1900
Lots   3   to   10,   each  850
Lots   II   and   12,   the  two  1800
Lots   13   and   14,  thc two  2600
Lots    15   to   18,   each  12OO
Lots   19   and   20.   the   two  2600
Lots   21   and  22,  the  two  1800
Lots   23   and   24|   each  850
Lot   25,   with   house ,  3200
Lot 26, reserved.
Lots   27   to   30,   each  850
Lots  31   and  32,  the two  1900
BLOCK  2,   1004
Lots    1    and   2,   the   two $2200
Lots   3   to   10,   each '..' 1000
Lots   11   and   12,  the  two  2100
Lots   13,   14,   15  and   16,   reserved.
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508 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, B. C
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