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Vol. L No,
Price 5 Cents
Contracts Are Awarded by
Board of School Trustees
Provision   is   Made   for   New   Additions to  Various   Schools in
South  Vancouver
The School Trustees sat at Cedar
Cotlage for three hours on Tuesday
nighl to decide upon the contracts
for eight-room additions to the Carleton, Tecumseh and General Wolfe
Schools. Mr. C. W. Whelpton presided, and among those present were
Messrs. Scott, Mitchelmore, N'celands,
Graham, Appleby, Spencer Robinson,
Williams, Harrison, Architect How-
man, and the clerk, Mr. W.  Kirkland.
Late Tenders Ruled Out
Mr. W. Kirkland, secretary, stated
before the Hoard proceeded to award
the contracts, that several lenders
had been received late.
The Board proceeded to discuss the
point as to whether they would accept
these tenders, and a protest was made
by the representative of one linn
against their acceptance, on I lie
ground that it would be unfair to
others who bad tendered. It was just
possible that after tenders wire sent
in, the man who had tendered might
divulge his  ligures.
Mr. C. Harrison said he Had himself divulged his figures after twelve-
o'clock, the time specified for sending
in tenders.
Mr. Spencer Robinson instanced a
case in which figures were divulged,
after whieh a contractor submitted a
lender at 1.25, and the first man lost
the contract iii consequence.
The Chairman : It is up to I be
Board to make lhe best of it now.
Mr. W. Kirkland pointed out that
some of the late tenders had come
through the mail. One was received at 12.30, anil another at 7.20 p.m.
It was proposed and seconded that
on this occasion lhe lateness be overlooked, but this was subsequently
withdrawn. The result was lhat the
late tenders were ruled out.
The Tenders
The Board then proceeded lo open
and award the contracts. The tenders
wcre as follows :
Messrs. Campbell and Wilkie, 615
Tender Wesl ; Tecumseh Scho il,
The J. T. Ilerrett Construction
Company ; Carleton School, $37,033;
Tecumseh   School,  $37,519.
Messrs. Snider and Iirctbour, Dominion Trust Building, City : General
Wolfe School, $31,995: Tecumseh
School, $32,448; Carleton School, $32,-
The J. T. Ilerrett Construction
Company : General Wolfe Scho,I,
Messrs. Campbell and Wilkie :
General Wolfe School, $34,946.
Messrs. Mcl'halen Brothers : Carle-
Ion School, $36,400; Tecumseh School,
$38,10(1; General Wolfe School, $3o,
Mr. C. Harrison, South Vancouver :
General Wolfe School, $35,649; Tecumseh   School, $35,813.
The whole of the above tenders
were   carefully     considered     by     the
Board.   For the addition to the Carle-
ion   and   Tecumseh   Schools.   JIM';
Snider   anil   Brelhour   wen'   the   sue-]
Ssful   tenderers,   their   figures   being
J.448 for each     Willi the award of
i   is   Contract   there   was  a   clause   in
'���d by the Hoard to the effect  thai
'I"   Contract  will only be awarded  lo
.Mr.srs. Snider & Brelhour, providing
tl   y   are   able   to  furnish   satisfactory
i Ferences and bonds.
The linn of Charles Harrison. Soulli
Vancouver, was given the contract
for the addition to the General Wolfe
School, at $35,649.
The Chairman, after the contracts
bad been awarded, announced that the
successful tenders had not in all cases
been the lowest. In one case a City
firm was slightly lower in price than
one from South Vancouver, but as
the difference was so small the contract had beeii awarded to the South
Vancouver   firm.
For the school on Sixty-first avenue and Ontario street F. C. Rogers
received thc contract at the price of
$2,325, and for the Kerr Road school.
Fletcher and Bonbon were successful
at the price of $2,050.
Coal Contract
The Board gave the contract for
thc supply of coal to the South Vancouver Building Supply Co., at $8 a
Cadet Camp
Superintendent Graham reported
that he expected to have about 200
hoys taking part in thc cadet camps
at Victoria in July.
New School Offices
Secretary Kirkland reported that
he had shown the proposed plans of
the board offices to the Municipal
Council, and the members had approved  of the sketch  drawing.
Mr. Kirkland stated that the Council had agreed to give a site of 3.000
superficial feet, and had also asked
him to intimate to the trustees that
the Council hoped that body would
not erect offices that would be
too small.
The board confirmed thc purchase
of lots 13, and from 25 to 32 inclusive.
Mock 2, D. L. 664. These lots are adjacent to the Sir Alexander Mackenzie School. The price is $12,500, and
the hoard made a deposit on thc deal
of   $500.     The   lots   were   purchased
from   the  executive  of  the   Harrison
The tenders for stationery and
school supplies were referred to
School Superintendent Graham for re-
Clerk of Works
For clerk of works there were over
one hundred applicants and their credentials   were   referred   to   Secretary
Kirkland to examine and report on.
Manual Training
Superintendent Graham reported
having examined various schools in
connection with the proposed manual
training course. In tlie Lord Selkirk
School some alterations would be
necessary and a furnace would have
to be installed. At the Carleton School
the size of thc building would have
to be increased, and a better system
of lighting introduced by roof lights.
In the Mackenzie School there would
have to be a slight enlargement and
some of the partitions would have to
be taken out. The alterations were referred lo Mr. Graham and Manual Instructor Woodcock.
South Vancouver Municipal
Employees' Benefit Organization
Scheme    for    Proposed   Society  to   be   Submitted   at   a   Mass
Meeti-ig  on  July   5
A sk��tch of Mr. Campbell will be found en Page Ten
Narrow Escapes at Municipal Hall
It is only <i week since a poor wo- '
man was killed in a South Vancouver
shack as a result of blasting operations. ()n Thursday morning several
persons in and around the Municipal
Hall narrowly escaped a similar fate.
Blasting operations were proceeding
on Wilson Road in front of thc hall,
and people had been warned off, but
owing to the force of the explosives
used, thc restricted area was not large
enough, and huge pieces of stump fell
wil bin a few feet of a number of people wailing to board a car. Another
large slump fell on the roof of the
Municipal Hall, doing considerable
damage, and causing consternation
among the employees, who rushed to
the doors and windows to ascertain
what had happened. Wood was blown
fifty to sixty feet high in all directions,
and one lady was so scared that she
fainted on the footwalk. Thc police
look charge of some of thc debris, and
no doubt action will be taken to prevent a repetition of such dangerous
At the Hoard of Trade meeting on
Monday night the proposed great
harbor scheme on the Xorth Arm of
the Fraser River was discussed. In
the course of remarks made it was
pointed out that the matter is not
progressing very rapidly. It is hoped
to get down to some practical means
of furthering the scheme at no distant date.
A committee that was appointed at
the joint meeting of ..the Richmond,
Burnaby and South Vancouver coun
cils is acting in the matter now, and
is to find out thc cost of engaging
the services of an engineer, who will
lay out a plan of the proposed schcii.e.
This scheme will at some future time
be laid before the government, who
naturally will stand the greater pari
of thc expense in connection with the
carrying out of the scheme which is
finally decided upon.
Knox Presbyterian Church. Col
HngWOOd, organized only a few
months ago. is growing rapidly in
numbers, and its members are enthusiastic over the prospect of soon
having a mat church erected near
Carleton School. \t present service
i- held at 11.30 a.m. and 7 3(1 p.m. In
Carleton Hall every Sunday. The
hall was filled lasl Sunday evening to
hear Dr. Margaret McKellar, of Nee
much, India, -peak of the problems
of  that   great   empire.
On Sunday morning. June 30, the
day preceding Dominion Day, a special Patriotic Service will be bald. Mr,
W. S. jamieson, H..V, LL.IV. a talent
ed speaker and lawyer of Vancouver,
will speak io the congregation on
"Citizenship." Rev. George C, F.
I'ringle. B.A . is the minister of this
thriving   congregation.
Mr. Crehan, municipal auditor,
leaves Vancouver on Friday evening
for Victoria, lie will return to Vancouver next Tuesday morning ami
leave in the afternoon, wilh .Messrs.
Forrester and Carter, members of his
staff, for Vernon, where they have a
professional audit. From Vernon they
go to Kelowna, afterwards to Peach-
land and Summerland, from there o
Penticton and back to Kamloops. Mr.
Crehan and his staff will be away
about 14 days, and upon their return
the court ot Inquiry will be resumed
at the Municipal  Hall
On  Thursday.  June 2d, a  most  en
joyabb    evening   was   spent     in     St.
David's  Presbyterian Church, corner
Bodwell Road and Windsor Street,
when a strawberry festival and or
chestral concert, in aid of the Build
ing Fund, were held. In spite of the
very inclement weather a large congregation filled the church, and lhe
rain and darkness outside were forgotten in the bright, cheery intercourse and in listening to the splendid
music provided by the orchestra, composed of city talent, whose services
were procured for the evening. Thc
program was gotten up by Mr. J. McMillan, a very active worker in thc
church, and great praise is due for his
efforts in this respect.
Mr. A. R. Gibson, B.A., pastor of
the church, acted as chairman The
orchestra gave several selections
which were heard with a great deal
of pleasure. Miss Beswick, of South
Vancouver, rendered "Rain and Sunshine" and "Angus McDonald" very
sweetly. Miss Beswick is thc possessor of a clear, sweet voice, and it
is hoped she will be heard in this
church again in thc near future. Other
enjoyable items on the programme
were the singing of three anthems
by the choir of St. David's Church, to
whom great praise is due; a recitation
by Mr. McMillan, "The Soldier's
Pardon," and a quartette consisting
of Messrs Simpson, Campbell, Rac-
burn and Robson, who did well in the
rendering of "Brave Hearts Forever
True." The ladies were kept busy
supplying the demand for strawberries and ice cream.
Altogether thc festival was a very
enjoyable one, and resulted in considerably increasing the finances of
the Building Fund.
Miss Cowan, of New Westminster,
is visiting Mrs. McGillivray and
family, corner 26th Avenue and St.
Catherine's Street.
A   Word   With   the  Public
.It the last meeting of the Council of the Corporation of South
Vancouver, a resolution was passed authorising the municipal
clerk. Mr. J. H. Springford. lo offer the publishers of this paper
the sum of five dollars a column lo piint the minutes of each
council meeting���Ihe plain, official riporl of the doings of the
Smith I 'ancouver Council.
Such reports have never been published in any paper whatsoever
save in the columns of "The Chinook."
Five dollars would nol pay for setting the type for a column of
the Council's minutes. Another live dollars would not pay tor
copying such a report from the books of the municipality.
Lengthy, tabulated reproductions of the minutes of the South
Vancouver Council meetings do not make very live reading.
Yet such reports furnish ihe ratepayers with an exact know-
ledge of the conduct of municipal affairs iti South linn outer.
It was quite Within the late for the Council to assist in bearing
the cost oj placing such information before the public.
Had Ihe South Vanci'iiver Council and lite South Voncouvci
School Hoard possessed means in the past of taking thc public
into their Confidence, it is quite probql e the business of the
people might have been carried on :eith more attention to detail
and to the statutes. Put up to two months ago South Vancouver had been without printing presses. Communities that
have not printing presses never do well anyway.
Down at the Corporation Hall. Mr. M. J. Crehan. representing
the Government, is conducting an investigation into South
Vancouver municipal affairs, and Mr. Crehan is making a
name for himself in thc difficult work he has in hand. When
the "five dollar resolution" was passed, there was formal objection made to it by the newspapers���the Vancouver newspapers. Their reprcsentatrves went to Mr. Crehan. asked him.
as a commissioner of the Crown, to reach out and investigate
that resolution.
It tcn.f further stated to Mr. Crehan that thc men financing "Thc
Chinook" arc thc members of thc South Vancouver Council
and their friends.
This paper lias entered into no agreement with the South Vancouver Council. "The Chinook" will continue in the future, as
in thc past, to print an accurate, full and official report of all
thc developments at the Corporation Hall from week lo week.
That there max be no grounds for a misunderstanding on the
part of any person or corporation or scandal-monger, this
paper will print such information free of cost, for thc advancement of South Vancouver.
"Thc Chinook" is owned and printed by the Greater Vancouver
Publishers Limited, a South Vancouver company duly incorporated under Ihe laws of British Columbia. Xo member of
the South Vancouver Council has ever had one cent's interest
in this paper; no member of the Council is at present interested,
directly or indirectly, in anyway whatsoever in this publication.
Anyone wishing further information regarding the Greater Vancouver Publishers Limited may secure such information by
writing to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies at Victoria.
Following upon the meeting held
on Friday evening of last week, and
reported on Page 6 ot this issue, a
second inciting took place in the
Municipal Hall on Wednesday night,
presided over by Mr. A. Messenger.
There was a good attendance of representative municipal employees. At
ihe commencement of the proceedings the Chairman said it was important that a secretary be appointed pro
tern, and Mr. E. Winder was unanimously chosen.
The Chairman, in a lucid speech,
then explained that the meeting had
been called to discuss schemes already suggested at the previous meeting and to draw up a report for submission to a meeting to be held on
July 5. If anyone present had any
suggestions to make, now was their
opportunity. They were endeavoring
to get the best proposition possible
to lay before a mass meeting. He suggested the society should be so formed lhat it could be worked by the
men themselves, and under thc proposed scheme there would be noi
trouble in collecting the money. That
would be deducted from their wages,
and it would be so small that they
would never miss it. He referred to
the system adopted on the C. P. R-,
which worked very satisfactorily. He
presumed that municipal employees
would have to sign an agreement, and
lhe fee of about three rents a day
���topped from the pay -heel- That
money would go into a trust fund for
the benefit of the municipal employees, -o lhat iln society would have
absolute control of the funds which
were contributed throughout the
municipality. It had been estimated
that about $18,000 a year would be
contributed.     There   were
Fourteen  Hundred Men
employed in  the municipality, not  including those employed at the Water
works ami the Municipal Hall After
this the meeting then discussed Mr.
Wait's scheme, propounded in another
! column���a compulsory scheme, and a
dividend > heme, and they had to
recommend one or the other as suit-
i able to the municipality.
Mr. Best favored the assessment
scheme  as   adopted  on   the     B.     C.
i Electric, where the members were assessed according to the amount paid
j out.
Mr. Wait- pointed out that he
thought the dividend scheme the best.
! On that scheme, if member-, or.ee
joined,   they   would  keep   them.     The
dividends would prove an inducement,
and thc scheme would give strength
I to the society. It was the strong,
healthy men they wanted a- members, as these were always a great
asset in a sick benefit society. The
sick would always be with them.
The Chairman -aid the objection to
ia scheme like lhe  II.  C.  Electric  was
I the fact that in South Vancouver they
'had a more or less Boating population, while a compulsory  scheme  did
I not strike him as just to the employees. Under that the permanent men
would reap lhe benefits as against
the men who were on day labor, while
, thc  benefit  scheme  gave   everyone  a
i square   deal,   in    which    every   man
'got back  that  lo which he was hon-
I estly entitled.
Mr. Barraclough proposed that the
society be called "The South Vancouver   Municipal   Employees   Sick.
j Accident and Dividend Society." and
that  this  scheme be recommended  to
I the ma>s meeting for adoption. The
benefit fees proposed are $'�� per week
'for sickness or accident, and a death
benefit of $100, to be coven .1 by a
levy. Mr. Salmons seconded iln- pro-
position, which vvas carried, and the
scheme will be su1 mittcd to a mass
meeting on   lub.   5
There  is  a  rumor current  in  Col
lingu ! that  Mr. Spencer  Robinson
will lake his seat in the Council on
July 4. If he purposes retaining his
srai. attendance at the next meeting is
imperative, otherwise, under the law
.-,- ii stand-, his membership of the
Council will lapse. What real!) is
to happen is awaited with mild interest. Mr. Robinson has been requested  by   several   organizations   to
���; atii ii. hu; up i -
pn -mi  It ha- nol  - en  fit  to do -
* *    *
Willi the pn --in  weel chool-
boy of Collingwood, in common with
others of his kind on the Lower Main
land. <;, -;  aside  his  lesson  I I
ced   hi-   car. S  oil  thi    -! or.'.!
iii-  eldi r-     Schi   ' multipi
mi the municipality, and the education
of the young i- as much a mattei oi
imp irtance to ihe grown ups
a- holidays ,.��� the bright and
-hining spois  in  iln-  schoi il  j eai
the youngster.
* *   *
i in Frid ye' next w lek a
 ing  of  the   Ratepayei -'   \ -
���i m ��� i V'   ��� Cai
ion   I tail     Thi   ��� in stion     I   thi
pn -, ii to ��� i -a oiler  of discus
* *    ���
iii-i ement to hai t V* i Im
afternoon   observed    as     i
among   merchant-   m   Colling" 1   is
gaining gri mnd i - erj * i ek Thi
halt holidaj w ill no di ubt 1 ������ gi "
eral in a w ee-k or two
* *    *
Se\ eral m �� stores havi been open
ed in Collingwood ol late, an evidence
of increasing local purchasing powei
and ils healthy exercise,
* *    ���
Some disappointment is felt among
residents <a Collingwood on account
of their application for daily delivery
��� if mail being laid over. The impression is very prevalent that daily de
livery of mail is a necessary convenience to which the district, with the
population which it now has, is
thoroughly   entitled.
��    *    ��
The grading of Euclid Avenue is
proceeding very rapidly. It is expected that when this work is done
Euclid Avenue will take its place as
one of the best thoroughfares in Collingwood district.
* *    *
Good progress is being made with
the building of the new telephone exchange. It is recognized that the exchange will add to the efficiency of
the telephone service in the district.
Building Inspector's Report
Building Inspector Young reports
a heavy week's work up to last Wednesday. The total permits issued
numbered sixty, ami the total amount
involved was $56,800, which Inspector
Young considers to he very satisfactory. The permits include a $12,000
church for the Baptists on Twenty-
eighth Avenue and Prince Albert
Street, and a $7,800 combined store
and apartment block.
The well which is being sunk at
the corner ol Wilson ami Vict ia
Roads, oi which we have heard so
much lately, is now down to a depth
oi 1250ft. Two veins ol water
already been struck, bin they ar ��������� I
considered of sufficient quantity, so
���An' sinking is being continued ' a
greater depth in ihe hope that a
larger   spring   wil!   be   -" ' The
ipi i itii 'i' -   an   under  the  c nti il   ol
L. S. Green, i if Seattle, �� h
a    very   large   an-!    \ -lain well  -inkir.si
Mr    Green   has   alsi i
trad  going  on jusl  non   foi   M
Burns-  -im ing weil
slaughter^ .use   near  Victo
Mr    Creel-,   ha-   -    fund    ���'
thc  many  wells
lb ��   of water obtaii   ' them.
I n    ii.   w ell at Seattle hi
Bow  of  J  mill!  i the 24
hour-; in  anothei   ;.;   Si attti    I       mil
lion  gallons      \  very  careful  loi
the data bore
;- kept    \- a rul
greal   flow  of  watei   is  foil
i bi ils     Mr. Greei
u- how the slits In thi pipe
h - all iw thc -  iii.
pipes      Uso pipes are >,.-,-.1
when j       ii  ��� throi ein of ��atei
thai   i-   nol   wanted,     We   ma;,
thai  the contractor i- con
he  w ill  strike    .,-    goi -I    a    suppl;
then as he did al ihe C   1'  R   sprini
Mi   t',r.' ti i- willing  '��� - expiaii
show  ihe working oi tlie bon inj
oi ihe ratepayers who car- to ��� sit
ihe place when- the operations arc
going on. We may state that this is
the largest bon- we have -ecu ill
operation in British Columbia.
*   *   *
In tlu- office of Building Inspector
Young is to he found the index oi tin-
prosperity and growth of lhe munici
pality. Here plans and figures of the
smallest house to the most palatial
mansion must he submitted before
authority is given to proceed. All
plans are carefully gone into to see-
that thc requirements of the bylaws
1 are complied with. That it requires
everyone in this department to have
more than technical knowledge is
demonstrated every day. Mr. Hunter,
the clerk, who has had a life-long cx-
(Continued on Page 2"i
Deadlock   in   Municipal
Last (Thursday! evening a meeting of the Municipal Council was convened for 8 o'clock, at which it was
announced that Spencer Robinson
would resume his seat in the Council.
He did go. but alone. The other
members held a conference in the
magistrates' room, and ultimately the
meeting was abandoned. Robinson
picked up his papers, put on his hat
and coat, and left the hall, remarking
i that the members of the Council wcre
j suffering from "cold feet." Further
interesting developments arc expected. TWO
SATURDAY, JUNE  29  1912
E. E. Hear
A. J. Fullington
River Ave. Realty Co.
Comer River Avenue and Main Street
l'hone : Fraser 51
We specialize in River Avenue, South Main, North Arm
Waterfront, and choice residential Lots in this growing vicinity,
at very moderate prices and terms.
And no obligation to buy
N. B.���A client has given ns exclusive sale on some Semi-
Industrial Lots adjoining 13. C. Electric, from $475 up. Some on
the track for $650.   Will advance ra lidly.   Don't delai
Real Estate Agents
W  hen you're out to speculate,
Lf   ouses, Lots, and Real Estate,
If   eep   your   weather   eye   on
���*���   KENT:
f��    ase   expense,  STOP   paying
M    ow's the time to choose your
1* rade with us��� our terms are
B, our Poultry Ranches, too���
C  urely they look good to you!
Q  pportunity is knocking,
N   ot to heed is simply shocking.
Watch our list for fine buys
in these very select districts.
Nice two-room dwelling, a
few lots off Westminster Road
car terminals; $1050. $100 cash,
and balance $15 per month. This
is a buy you cannot afford to
Two nice lots on Fraser Ave.;
$3,750. One-third cash, and
balance arranged.
See our Bridge Street and
River Road property if you want
a good buy.   $550 up.
Will sell on special terms if
you want to build.
Phone: Collingwood. 18.       P. O. Box 2, Collingwood
Branch Office : River Road and Ash Street, Eburne
We wish to inform our many Customers and the General
Public that we have at last received our shipment of Butterick
Patterns, Delineator, etc.
This shipment has been delayed on account of the great
demand for these popular patterns.
We are sorry to have kept you waiting so long, but to show
our appreciation of your patience we will sell all our Piece Goods
at practically cost for one week, commencing Saturday, June 29.
Read the following reductions, which are, of course, only a
few of the many we have to offer :
Dress Ginghams :   Regular 15c; Sale \2'/2c
"Crumm" Prints :   Regular 15c; Sale 12^
British Prints : Regular 25c; Sale 20c
Cotton Foulard : Regular 12}^c; Sale 9c
Cotton Voiles : Regular 20c; Sale 15c
Muslin : Regular 15c ; Sale.' \2'/>c
Cashmerette ; Regular 25c;   Sale 15c
Wc also carry Carpets and Linoleums.
1 Hinds made to order.
MorrelFs Dry Goods Store
�������� ��t"��VntO I        MONEY FOR   YOU
The beautiful Bungalows wc arc building in
South Vancouver are enhancing the value of vour
properly. We want your co-operation for further
development. Come in and talk thc matter over with
US. This is la your interest as a South Vancouver'
property owner.
Bungalow Finance & Building Co. Ltd.
Phones : Seymour 3204-5-6 Pacific Bldg. 416 Howe St.
It is Time
you became interested
in our PORTj MANN
New ��*)��������,   123 Pender St. W.
"The Auction Mart"
PORT MANN is being incorporated as a CITY.
Buy   Early���Get Maps
Vancouver Brokerage Ltd.
Fifth Floor Holden Building, Vancouver B. C.
Phones :  Seymour 4245 and 9167
Homes built to suit purchasers, on easy terms
(Continued from  Page  li
The Bungalow Finance and
Building Company Limited
184 Houses in South Vancouver
perience in this class of work, easily
detects any omission in the drawing,
and hi", advice is always freely and
willingly  given.    Ii   speaks   volume!
! (nr i hi - department that since it�� inception, of all the thousands of plans
that have passed through ii Mr
young has never once had to call in
the assistance of the magistrate to
enforce any alterations that be wants,
By firmness, tact, and a certain dignity, he lets it be plainly undcrst I
that be will have no fooling. Once
or twice a bluff has been attempted
I mi him in regard to buildings, but in
the end the delinquents have had to
bow their head to the inspector and
In submit In his way of doing the
wnrk. Mr. Young is at present preparing a statement to submit to the
Council showing the amount of build-
I ings    erected    during    the    last    six
, months, also their value. This statement will be a basis of comparison
for all future years, so that the value
of this comparative statement cannot !
be overestimated. The Building Inspector is ably assisted by two assistants, who do everything in their
power to carry on thc work in a satisfactory manner. It will be news to
many of the ratepayers to know that
not only is this department self-supporting, but a source of revenue lo
the municipality.
In passing, wc might just mention
that Mr. Young is the recipient of
many anonymous letters as to how
buildings are being erected. This is
the method taken by many a spiteful neighbor to try to do an injury.
Unless letters are signed by the
sender no attention is paid to them.
At a meeting of the West Collingwood District Improvement Association, held on Monday evening, in
Clements & Tufnail's office, several
important subjects were dealt with,
among them the inadequacy of the
water supply, thc widening of Rupert
Street and the grading of Vanness
Avenue between Government and
Grant  Roads.
Touching the water supply in the
municipality, it was stated that at different times during the present season portions of Collingwood had been
without water for periods as long as
thirty hours. It was pointed out that
this was a source of great inconvenience, especially in households in
which there are children, and that
what was in ordinary circumstances
nothing more than an inconvenience
to householders might become a
menace to the public safety in case of
outbreak of lire. It was also pointed
out that the Vancouver city mains
approach South Vancouver at Beac-
onslield, and the suggestion was made
that some arrangement be entered
into with the city authorities to have
a meter installed at that point and an
additional supply made available.
Secretary Graham was instructed to
write to the chairman of the Waterworks Committee pointing out the
facts brought forth in the discussion.
At the meeting on Monday evening
the secretary was instructed to write
to the Municipal Council asking them
to hold up in (he meantime any subdivision which would interfere with
the plans to widen a road. The
secretary was also instructed to write
to the assessor requesting him to
agree to furnish to a committee which
was appointed to canvass the various
deed-holders, such names and other
information as the committee may
find il necessary to obtain in the
course of its work.
dm- of the finest located offices in
the City is that of the Bungalow Finance and Building Company Limited,
mi  the ground Boor  of  tne   Pacific
Building,   416   Howe   Slreel.     The   as
���.nii.itii.il was quite recently incorpor
a led as a limited company, wilh a
lharc capital of $250,000. This step
was   necessary   owing   to   the   pheini
inenal   success  of  the   undertaking,
which  was so successfully carried mi
previously  by  Mr.   Frank  W.   Killam,
who  is  now  president  and  managing
Good Work���Splendid   Management
The work done during the past two
years by the Bungalow Construction
Association has been of a very high
order. It has, indeed, been so satis
factory that the advertisement gained
by its thoroughness is an asset of incalculable value. In acquiring the interests of the liungalow Construction
Association, thc company has secured
a highly organised and profitable I
business, guided to its present slage
of prosperity by shrewd management
and the harmonious co-operation of
an efficient staff.
Greater Vancouver Flourishing
No better evidence of the flourishing condition of Greater Vancouver
can be given than that of the value
of buildings erected and for which 1
building permits were granted by the
building inspector. Coming events
foreshadow a rapid and very marked
increase in population and a greater
demand than ever for houses of thc
class which the Bungalow Finance
and Building Company undertake to
erect and sell on very easy terms. One
contract alone upon which the company is at present engaged calls for
the construction of one hundred and
eighty-four houses in South Vancouver, some of which are already completed.
Lots at Acreage Prices
A special feature of the company's
business is the purchase of close-in
blocks of land, directly in the pathway
of growth of a district at acreage
prices, subdividing these blocks into lots and erecting thereon a good
class of readily saleable bungalows
and houses. The purchaser of one of
these lots with a home ready for occupancy assumes the mortgage, usually made for three years, pays the
company the greater part of the bal-
AftCT extensive alterations and repairs to their course, the British Col
iinibia Thoroughbred Association announce their readiness to throw open
I lie gales of Milium Park on Saturday, June io, the occasion being the
initiation of the summer race meet
Ins;, which is to extend to September.
Th ��� coining of more than 4IK) of the
besl horses iii the Slates to lhe mill
ing makes il lake on a special signi
ficance when coupled wilh the fact
that there will be seen in action tjic
best lot of locally owned thorough
breds  to race in  the section  in years.
The management has made special ar
rangementi to have at the disposal
of its patrons good car service, and
the electric and Steam roads have
joined to complete the circuit, assuring a splendid trip lo the Island
The track this year is lightning
fast, and Ihe horses selected for the
meeting were picked to assure good
contests, the object being to bring
horses here to start which have met
and been Contender! in the best of the
r.iie meetings ill the United States.
It is perhaps safe to say that there
will be no more pretentious meeting
in the West in years to come than this
season's offering. The opening day-
will see the running of six good sprint
races, and in addition a sparkling programme of harness events lias been
provided to augment the day's sport.
The harness races will be interspersed
with the running events, and the programme will take on a special significance in that it will appeal to both
lovers of gallopers and drivers.
* * '��
Though the weather was not too propitious, a fair number of people turned out to witness the League game of
lacrosse between the Richmond and
Victoria Heights clubs at Tecumseh
School grounds, on Wednesday evening.
The game started, as usual, at a
lively pace, the opening quarter producing a score by Victoria. After
this, however, the Richmond players
made the pace, scoring 4 goals, the
game ending in their favor by 4-1.
An entertainer of rich resource and
undoubted ability is Mr. Fred Archer,
manager of thc South Vancouver
Furniture  Company.     It  is  probably
One of the Bungalow Company's Houses
That Xew Westminster is alive to
the possibilities of harbor improvements was conclusively shown by the
voting on the bylaws in ihe Royal
City mi Wednesday of this week All
the bylaws, including the one provld
ing for ihe expenditure of $500,000 for
harbor improvement and develop
ment, were carried by'overwhelming
majorities,   and   a   new   era   of   pros
| perlty  is assuredly  in  store  lor   New
The scheme outlined will give  Xew
Westminster one of ihe finest freshwater harbors in the world, hi front
of the down town section of the city
is to be erected a quay, lhe front of
which is to be in a straight line, parallel with the course of thc river. The
quay is to commence on the upper
end at a point opposite thc penitentiary grounds, and several hundred
yards up river from the Westminster
bridge. This quay will extend down
to a point just opposite the "top end"
of Lulu Island, where the North Arm
of the Fraser swings off to the west.
A bridge will cross the North Arm
here, connecting the city proper with
Annacis Island, leading to a system
of docks along the western or Lulu
Tsland side of the "Westminster
Waterway." The entrance to this
waterway will be at the lower end.
As a result of the passage of the bylaw there has been a great flurry in
realty transactions, and the Dominion
Stock & Bond Corporation Limited,
which is handling the Westminster
Harbor Sites on and near Annacis
Avenue, is being besieged with buyers.
ance of the purchase price in cash,
and thc rest in monthly instalments
with interest until paid in full. By
securing land in large blocks the
company is able to buy much cheaper
than the smaller contractor, who, buying single lots, pays a higher price in
proportion than does this company.
Buying   Materials   Wholesale
Owing  to  the  large   quantities    of
building   materials   required     ill     its
I operations the Company may buy at
wholesale prices, and by paying cash
secure the further benefit of cash discounts. Such advantages place it in
the enviable position of being able lo
underbid  those of its  many  coinpeti
j tors  who buy in  small   quantities  on
| time payments. The ability to reduce the cost of production to an ab-
' solute minimum adds generously to
profits, and al the same lime bene
lils Ihe purchaser,
Architectural Department
A most useful and profitable adjunct lo the building department is
the architectural and draughting office where the plans for all structures
are drawn by a staff of bungalow
specialists whose designs are characterized by such elegance, beauty
and grace, that in many instances the
houses are sold before construction
has actually commenced.
South Vancouver Bungalows
South Vancouver is rapidly becoming a large and important residential
suburb, and those seeking an artistic
and comfortable home at a moderate
price, on the easiest possible terms,
should consult the manager of the
Bungalow Finance and Building
Company Limited. A consultation
costs nothing, and may save purchasers a considerable sum, with the certainty that the deal will be in every
other way satisfactory.
Greene & Merkley
safe to say that there are few men in
the West who have felt more intensely the witchery of the north, the Land
of the Midnight Sun, than Mr. Archer,
and dial no man ever came out of the
Klondike with histrionic ability of a
higher order, consecrated lo the work
of popularizing the muse of the north,
as that muse has found expression in
the verse of Robert W. Service Mr.
Archer has visited the scenes and
met many of the persons who figure
in Service's "Songs of a Sourdough."
Ile knows at first hand many of the
Incidents around which Service wove
Ilis stories in verse. Strange In s.iy,
he lias never met the poet, bill he i-
the recipient of many letters from
him, which have been called forth by
the poet's hearing of the success wilh
which    Mr.   Archer     ha-'     delighted
audiences  with    dramatic    readings
from   bis  works.     Mr.   Archer  organ
ized the "Sourdough Theatrical Com
pany," whieh gave many excellent
presentations   of   Services   pieces   to
northern audiences.   Mr. Archer ami
his company completed a most successful tour of northern towns before
Ile took up his residence in South
The other evening Mr. Archer entertained a select gathering of friends
at his emporium, 3723 Main Street.
Among the pieces which lie rendered
on the occasion were : "The Spell of
the Yukon," "The Harpy," "The Law
of the Yukon," "The Shooting of Dan
McGraw," "The Parson's Son," "The
Woman and the Angel," "The Wage
Slave," and "L'Envoi." Merely as a
proof that Service worship is not with
him an obsession, he also gave Chas.
F. Royal's "Thc Queen of Song," and
Geo. R. Sims' "Ostler Joe." The
evening was one long to be remembered.
Variety was lent to the entertainment by Mr. Harry Barlow's performances on the piano, and Mr. E.
Petitclerc's renditions on the mandolin-guitar.
Carpenters, laborers, etc..
General Wolfe School, 27th
and Ontario. South Vancouver residents preferred.
C. HARRISON, Contractor
JUNIOR CLERK wanted at once.
���Apply F. N. Hirst, Bank of Hamilton, Cedar Cottage.
On Monday morning a well-known
citizen of the municipality passed to
his rest when Mr. Alfred Shrimpton
died at his residence on Thymic
Road. Mr. Shrimpton was an employee of the B. C. E. R. Company.
As a citizen he took an active and intelligent interest in every movement
designed to further the interests of
Cedar Cottage and district, and was
an active member of several fraternal organizations. He wielded a
ready pen, and was a regular contributor to these columns. His place
as correspondent for Cedar Cottage
will be hard to fill. He came to reside in the municipality in the year
1905. Death came as the result of
a heavy cold, which he contracted
a short time ago.
Mortuary and Service Chapel
305 Pender St  W.
Day or Night  Phone : Bey, 340
3210  Main  Street,  near  16th  Avenue
Grant Phipps
(Successor to  M.  Jenkins)
Estimates given      JOYCE STREET
For Quality and Purity come to the
Corner 24th and Main
Z. Aheroni, Prop.
Toronto  Furniture
Furnish   Houses   at   Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont  1660
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 404
Order    Office :    3418    Commercial
Street, Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining   car   terminus)
Terms Cash
Melrose Nursing Home
Special attention given  to Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
825 25th Ave.  East���Phone : Fair. 987
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
R. W. E. Preston
3210 MAIN  ST.  NEAR  16th  AVE.
Stock on hand Repairing done
At Monday night's meeting of thc
Board of Trade, presided over by Mr.
R. C. Hodgson, the question of the
proposed annexation or incorporation
came up  for  discussion.
The Chairman expressed his opinions for and against incorporation
and added that he thought annexation would be of thc greatest advantage to the municipality.
Mr. W. E. Gibson did not see how
annexation  would  assist them.
Mr. K. Lamonde, who spoke strongly in support of incorporation, pointed out that the Board of Trade should
express  itself one way or the other.
The   Chairman   said   he   was   quite
FOR RENT���Three rooms, same
lloor, unfurnished, close to carline;
suit grown-ups, housekeeping; $15.
Apply "Greater Vancouver Chinook"
The Government Auditing Commissioner o!
the above-named Municipality will have Ilis
office open from 10 to II in tlie forenoon of
each day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for lhe purpose of
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner of real properly may he present and
may make any objection to such accounts ai
are  before  Ihe  Auditor.
C. M. C.
Health   Department
NOI ICE IS 1IF.RF.I1Y CIVF.N that tags
for the collection of garbage can now be purchased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue,  as  provided  by  the  bylaw
Box  1224, South Vancouver.
ready lo discuss annexation or incorporation, but it might happen that he
would be charged with going from
his election pledges.
Mr. Armstrong pointed out that in
a matter of this kind someone had to
suffer, and whatever happened somebody would be aggrieved. The point
to he considered was what was best
for everybody.
Mr. C. Harrison reminded the
Board that if incorporated there was
a remedy, but if annexed that could
not be remedied.
Mr. K. Lamonde spoke upon thc
great asset South Vancouver possessed, which under incorporation would
be immensely increased. South Vancouver was going to be the great industrial centre in less than ten years.
Then South Vancouver would be head
and shoulders above the City. The
municipality had a grand asset in the
river front, and be protested strongly
against annexation with the City,
which, under annexation, was not in
a position to do anything for South
Vancouver for the next three years,
and everything of import would be
Several other speakers endorsed
Mr. Lamonde's opinion, and the discussion closed when the meeting adjourned.
Mrs. R. Robson, corner 31st Avenue and Winsor Street, spent a few
days with Mrs. Brodie, of Whonnock. 1
ATURDAY, JUNE 29,  1912
Authorised Capital, $2,000,000
A general banking business conducted at all branches.
Special attention given to savings deposits.   Interest
allowed on savings accounts.
Cedar Cottage Branch
For Exchange
I have three Houses, close in, in Cedar Cottage for
Exchange. Will take acreage or vacant lots. Write
er phone for particulars.
S. P. Jackson
l'hone : Fairmont 1298L CEDAR COTTAGE
South Vancouver
HOUSE SNAP on 49th Ave. : 4 rooms, fully modern,
between Main St. and Fraser Ave. Only $300 cash;
Balance $100 every three months.
ONTARIO STREET HOME : 6 rooms, fully modern
and nicely fenced, at a snap price. Small cash payment ; lialance easy.
ONTARIO STREET SNAP : Lots near 56th Ave., high
and dry. Price $800. Only $200 cash; Balance 6,
12 and 18 months.
21st AVENUE, IN C. P. R. : lots high and dry, facing
city, at snap price���$1500. Only one quarter cash;
Balance very easy.
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 Main Street      P. O. Box 40      Phone : Fairmont 822
Phone : Fairmont 1514
MacHaffie & Goodfellow
A Full Line of Chicken Feed
Corner 26th Avenue and Main Street
Vancouver, B. C.
T. Craig -
Collingwood East
Fresh Meats of all descriptions at prices
that are right.
Westminster Road
:  Hands   Across   the   Sea :
Paragraphs on the fusion of Interests of Greater Vancouver
and the Home-land
What went they oul for to hear?
Why was it necessary for a dclega
11.,n nl twenty to proci ed to Vii I n is
to be told by Premier McBride
iiiille- pardons: Sir Richard McBride,
ECC.M.G.���what he could have flashed
across the waters al ��� imall
Two words would have done the
trick���namely, "turned down," so why.
then, do the heathen rage and the
people imagine a vain thing? No
dmilii the directors of the B C, Elec
trie Railway, -i.v thousand miles away,
know more of ilnir own business
than anyone else. There is al the
head ni affairs in London a man who
though physically an invalid, is omul the Iceencsl men, from a mental
poinl oi view, to he found in the
great metropolis of the liritish Em
pire���Mr. Home Payne. On rlic oc
cation of the vi-it of the premier of
this province, Mr. Payne was wheeled
Into the room in an invalid chair, bul
he showed a grasp of matters In con
nection with the corporation of which
he is the head thai astonished even
"Dick." Such is the man who wields
the destinies of the transportation
company  of  the  city of  Vancouver
and other places in liritish Columbia.
Meanwhile there is a deadlock in
negotiations,   hut   the   suggestion   of
Mayor l-'inillav that steps should be
taken to acquire the concern at tin-
end of the present franchise may result in some concrete proposition being placed before the company.
��    ��    *
That the question of Home Rule for
Inland possesses more than passing
interest for the citizens of this province is indicated by the utterances of
the Rev. John Thompson, of lU-Ifast,
who is at present in Vancouver. Coming from a district that has more to
say on the subject than all the rest
of the United Kingdom put together.
Mr. Thompson is in a position to
speak as one having authority. Ik-
puts the whole question in a nutshell
when he suggests thai the real objection of Ulster to self-government
Im tin- green isle is based "ii religion,
which has ever been at the foot of all
the dissension in Ireland. Once free
the country from the subservience to
a foreign religious power and it is
doubtful if even the must rabid loyalist Would continue to object to the
granting of Home Rule. Hut while
there is this matter of bitter sectarian strife to be contended with, Ulster will light, and Ulster will In-
right. Ulster holds the key and no
force can bend her. That will always be the condition of things over
* *   ���
Inquiries in quarters that ought to
know have revealed the fact that emigration from the Old Country is not
up to what it is staled to be, though
there are thousands leaving the shores
of England, Ireland and Scotland,
every month. At the same time, they
are not coming in the same number
that obtained last year, especially
from Ireland. Just now there is an
era of prosperity on the green sod,
and though it resembles British Columbia lo some extent, in that the
cost of living is going up hy leaps
and hounds, wages have also increased a corresponding extent, so that the
pinch is not felt so much, The theory
that obtained with regard to the West
up to a short time ago, and among
people who should have known better, was that the streets were paved
with money and that one's house was
papered with dollar bills. This
theory has been exploded, and those
who come out West to make it their
home find that they have to work con
itderably harder than they did in their
native land. This may account for
the fact that, at any rale at the pres
cut time, there appears to be a alight
falling off in the numbers who are
shaking the dust of the Old Country
from off their fen
��� ���    *
Vancouver, with all its popularity
in the London money market, is ex
pencilling   a   -tali-   of   affairs   that   is
somewhat   unusual  and altogether  in
explicable.     In   plain   language,   there
Beemi to be no money in that part of
tin    world   foi   lhe   taking   up   of   the
Vancouver bonds,   Whether it is that
money is  scarce or  that a  lit   of -In
in--   has   attacked   the   kings   of   I'm
ance  cannot   be   stated,   bul   the  solid
fact  remains  that   cash appears to he
as scarce  in   London  as  it   i-  in  the
South   Sea   Islands.     The   result   lias
been somewhal unfortunate for this
my. in thai a large quantitj "i itn el
umk thai wai t-. have been under
taken ha- had to In- shelved, and
there teemi no chance of tin- being
- - .nun- in . .I tin- year at  least.    It is
all    Open    -rin I    lhat    if   the    city    nt
Vancouver  wishes t" dispose "f any
more of hei in-  will have to
Bi ��� ' ;,t ;i low i ] price than that for
which Ihej ������������. " floated a few months
ago Four per cenl. i"". it " '
dently an attractive investment for
tin- ni'iiH > id men of London. Bul
there i- tin- i onsolation��� thai Van
couver doet nol -'.oul alone m this
matter. Other Canadian 'itn- havi
al-" been through tin- null. X" one
appears t" be in a position i" state
tin- causi
By the way. has any..in- heard an)
thing of tin- live students���or was the
number seven?���who came io Van
couver from England a few weeks
agi to -'���'��� and learn something "i
i the condition of things oul here? The
i term of their visil to the terminal city
I was a -h"rt "iir. They -aw every
thing they came In see. m the Space
of two slmrl days, though what they
could accumulate in the way of information in thai period it would be
difficult i" say. Still, it is to be hoped
that they carried away with them
good and favrable impressions ol
the inn-' wonderful city of the ecu
tury. Next week we shall have the
seventy liritish financiers, who al-"
intend to do tin- city in a brace ol
days. Tin- unfortunate pari of these
visits i- thai iln- visitors are rushed
through as if their very live- depend
Jed mi their getting through the business in Bheet-lightning time,
With the stock company at the Avenue
One hundred inilli"ii dollars i- the
amount that i- stated t" Ik- tin- drink
bill "I Canada every year, According
to population, liritish Columbia should
provide approximately $5,000,000, Imt
that is a moderate estimate. Double
the amount would he nearer the mark.
Assuming it i- ten millions for iln- entire province, il may be liken t"i
granted that half of thai i- -pent in
Vancouver, "r perhaps slightly more
than half. Now as there is more
whisky manufactured in Inland than
any of the sister countries, and a- the
export trade from the United King
d"in In this part of lhe globe is hcav v.
it would naturally be thought that
Ireland was lining ;, roaring business
in the sale "f tlu- fiery fluid, lint such
i- im! ihe case. Statistics show thai
tlu laud of brown heath anil shaggy
wood exports more of ihe liquid than
Ireland, and this is borne "ill by the
fact that there i- a greater demand
in Scotch than for Irish. The vv..n
der is thai il can he -"Id al such a
low rate afler the payment "i freigl I
. barges ami duly. I low i- ii done?
In this way . big cargo steamers
coming round the "Horn" an- glad
In  accept   freight   of  any   kind   al   an
abnormally low figure t., fill up, and
the whisky comes here .it a rale thai
slliuild   In   a   pointer   t"   help   temper
ance reformers i" solve this question.
The rool  of the evil  lies in this  fact,
all denials  t.. the contrary notwlth
Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Co.
May 3, 1912
The DIRECTORS of the VANCOUVER HARBOR AND DOCK EXTENSION COMPANY LTD., have by resolution authorised the issue and sale of
20,000 Shares of the Company's TREASURY STOCK at par, $100 per share.
All orders subject to prior sale.
Full information furnished on request, including maps and prospectus.
H. W. LEYENS, Financial Agent.
511-13 Dotn. Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Assets over $45,000,000
Over 150 Branches throughout Canada
Savings bank at all offices
Cedar Cotlage Branch ��� F. N. Hirst. Manager
For a fine assortment of Bedding Plants, aLo Hanging Baskets,
Tubs and Roses.
Phone :   Fa'rmont 817R
iCan^Hrapr (fcfintrr
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds.     Vancouver, B.C.
l'hone : Fairmont 1653
We are Specialist* on the
Investigate  our  Subdivision on  the Westminster  and   Ferguson  Roads.      Puces
much below market value. 	
Brokers, Real Estate, Loans, Insurance
rhoo'BoF,*i96rci,,y595 1735 Westminster Rd. v.cf'^iw.
The Beer Without a Peer
Phone :    Fairmont 429
Screen  Doors  and  Windows
Add to the comfort of your home and - n e doctors' bills by equipping your house with screen doi :-.- and windows.    Our stock is 1
and prices right.
Furnish your kitchen from a large shipment of cooking utensils
-,\ In. Ii have jusl bei n 11   eived.
CO       CC ADMCV     Formerly Manitoba
���     Da     rC.HrVl��C.T Hardware Co.
Joyce Street, C< >LLINGW< n i[>
Phone: Collingwood 32
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 331*
We  carry  everything   in   the   Liquor   Line
No order too small, and none too large  for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our  Store  every  Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Mail  Delivery in Collingwood
At Monday night's Board of Trade
meeting Mr. W. E. Gibson called attention to the postal delivery in Collingwood. He contended that Collingwood should have been considered before some other districts includ-
! ed in the new delivery scheme. He
proposed that the postal committee
take up the matter of having a mail
delivery in Collingwood.
The Chairman (Mr. R. C. Hodgson) said the objection Mr. Ross had
to a mail delivery in Collingwood was
the distance the place was from the
centre. He did the best he could for
Collingwood, and there was no doubt
that in a short time the postal system
would have to be extended in every
direction. He advised them to let the
authorities start a delivery in certain
parts and then when that was in
operation they could ask for more.
If the people were in too big a hurry
the authorities would think they
were crying out before they were hurt.
The resolution was adopted. FOUR
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MUNICIPALLY, the question of the hour in South
Vancouver is, Whether shall South Vancouver agree
to l�� annexed to Vancouver m seek incorporation bi a
separate urban municipality?
It is well known that each of these courses lias ils advocates. The man���and tlu- woman���on thc street ear.
discussing the question in tlu- vicinity of Twenty-fifth
Avenue, favors Annexation, because "City limits" marks
the bounds of the motive power of the live-cent fare, anil
lu'-nr she���reasons thai the extension of the City limits
to the Fraser River would mean either that the length of
the five-cent ride would Ih- increased In that extent, or thai
the civic authorities anil the street car company would
arrive at some basis on which car fares would he exacted
without adding to the cost of living smith of Twenty-fifth.
It must he admitted, however, that at best the
hope that annexation, lhe inclusion of South Vancouver
within the municipal bounds of the city of Vancouver,
would mean the extension of the five-cent car fare area
lo lhe southern bounds of the present municipality is
very uncertain, and that to the many���or the few���who
take time to think, street car fares will hardly be regarded
as having a direct and certain bearing on the question of
Annexation  versus  Incorporation.
Every aspect of the question is likely to be brought into
public notice now that negotiations looking towards An
nexation are in progress between the city and the munici
paliiy.    Discussion  at  some  length  is  likely  to  precede
definite action in the matter, and in the light of the con
dieting views and opinions which are held in  the muni
cipality,  it  is  well  that discussion  and debate  should be
intelligent and exhaustive.    Intelligent and helpful it has
already proved to be.    It will be conceded by most fair
minded men   that  two points  cannot  be  reasonably  excluded from  consideration of the  problem.    The first is
that  the present  Council was  elected on an  Annexation
ticket; the second is that a strong body of public opinion
in  favor of the incorporation  of South  Vancouver as  a
separate urban municipality has taken shape in  this district since the present Council was elected.    The former
of these two facts is a matter of public knowledge and
municipal record; the latter is recognized on every hand,
and has been acknowledged by Reeve Kerr more than once
in course of references to the question which he has been
called on to make in public.   It is, indeed, the existence of
a strong body of public opinion  opposed  to  annexation
which makes the present negotiations between  the City
Council  and   the   Municipal   Council   more   than  a   mere
agreeing upon and drawing up terms of annexation.
The position as it now exists and as it affects South
Vancouver is, as has already been said, very different
from what it was when Reeve Kerr and his colleagues
took office. They were elected by the vote of the people,
and while popular opinion has undergone important
changes upon the question of annexation the Councillors
have remained true to the spirit of their election and sensitive to the changes which public opinion has undergone
since then. Xo bullying, much tact and scrupulous and
unfailing respect for a neighbor's claims go to the making and the building of a great city. The building materials are usually communities with interests in common,
hut separated by distances, in almost every inch of which
a prejudice may find lodgment and mot. Prejudices are
unlovely; they are weeds that flourish quite as luxuriantly
in city as in country; they should he destroyed as soon as
discovered. Hut prejudices and individuality have nut
necessarily anything in coninn.ii. The greatness of a city
may sometimes he measured hy ii- capacity for permitting
and  encouraging  each   district   of  il   to  preserve   its   own
characteristics ami exercise iis own functions in the common body politic.
l-'nr tin- clearing of tin- path of tin- Council, om- step
appears in In- necessary, Anyone who is in touch vviih
public opinion in the municipality will admit thai a change
has been wrought in the mind of iln- -public mi the qucs
lion i.f annexation since the state "f iln public mind was
declared al the polls, Evidence of the change is sufficient
In justify doubt, i" the Council and in the public, whether
a popular deliverance on ihe straight question whether
Smith Vancouver should proceed  with   annexation   or
abandon   the  negotiations  now  in   progress   and   seek   iii
corporation as an urban municipality would not re.-ult in
a declaration in favor of Smith Vancouver becoming
incorporated as a city, like Xorth Vancouver and Xew
Westminster. This being so, il is manifest that the (.'mm
cil hy pulling into effect lhe mandate received from Ihe
elector5 of the municipality at the last election, might act
contrary lo the mind and will ,,|' the public today. The
lime calls for an expression of public opinion mi tin
question.   The taking of a plebiscite is in order.
There i= Mr. Morley Donaldson, who succeeds Mr
L'liambcrliii as vice -president and general manager of the
('���rand Trunk Pacific Railway Company. It is but a few
year- -ince Mr. Donaldson vva- superintendent of the Ot
lavva division of the same line. Al that time hi- office
was an unpretentious building on the hanks ol the Rideau
t'.-mal. Mr. Donaldson occupied thai position since 190S
when the Canada Atlantic was taken ..ver by the Crand
Trunk.    By profession he il a civil engineer.    He was bom
in Scotland in 1851, and his father, Major Robert  1	
aid-mi. was at one time itaff officer of pensioners at < >t
tawa.     Mr.   Donaldl rsl   served  Bl an  engine wiper  ill
the engine works of Gilbert & Co., Montreal, and had a
diitinguished career ai an engineer.   In Ottawa, Mr. Don
European and other Foreign Countries. $1.00   ahl-oll, and hi- predeCe-or ill office.  Mr. I'hambi I lin. who
now sue,ed- Mr.  Hays, -trove together for the luccesi
of Mr. J. K. Booth's Canadian Atlantic Railway, which at
it- inception was hut SO mile.- ill length.    It is a romance
of hard work and greal ability that they ihould now e..n
trol the deltiniel of a system which extends from coast lo
coast and deep into ihe neighboring Republic,
Mr   George J. Bury is another railwayman of note to
whom Canadian youth may look with pride and with
Imiging to follow. Mr. Ilury is a comparatively young
man. and he has already shown himself possessed of
capacity and energy which will carry him successfully
through fresh and expanding fields of railway activity
and endeavor. Some nun still in the full flush of manly
vigm remember Mr. ilury as an office boy, Physically he
i- a line type of man, and though his tastes do not run
to the prize ring and he has a civilized man's abhorrence
of brawls, he is something of an adept in the manly an.
Mr. I'.ury's supreme aim in life is lo keep men from
drinking whisky.
Sir William W'hyte. the veteran who recently retired
from the position of lirst vice-president of the western
division of the C. 1'. R., is a man who might well he any
man's model. Sir William first saw the light in the land
of lhe heather, at a [dace the name of which sounds as
nearly like Camlachie as anything else. Mr. W'hyte was
once employed as a coal-heaver, and later as a freight
hrakeman on the Great Western. Today, in the ripeness
of his powers, he is a big man, with a voice that is deep
and soothing, rich in cadences that remind the listener
that where a Scotch mother beseeches a rod-wielding
father to he "canny," her English sister would say be
Another strong, silent man was C. M. Hays, who met
his death in the Titanic disaster. Born south of the
boundary line, his best skill and magnificent resource
were placed at the service of Canada.
These are but four. Mention of them is sufficient to prove
that the youth of Canada and of the virile and aspiring
West lack not within the bounds of the Dominion men
whose personal histories and characteristics are written indelibly on the records of the age we live in. Some of them
���all of them, indeed, are men whose contributions to thc
forces and activities of national life, so far from being
spent and exhausted, are growing in volume and power;
because it is one of the attributes of successful men that
they attract lo themselves men of similar type and like-
calibre. For example, it is a curious fact that when the
Grand Trunk first took over the old Canada Atlantic and
Parry Sound lines for the sum of fourteen million dollars,
Messrs. Chambcrlin and Donaldson were retained in its
service, and now one of the these men directs thc whole
destinies of the great railroad, while the other has under
his care a large western territory and a mileage that is
rapidly  increasing.
The   North    Arm    of   the
Fraser River
Thai our writing and the taking-up
..I this subject, and s., awakening an
interest in iln- great poSfibilitiei i'f
the harbor facilities "f this river, have
been opportune, is only I'm evident
hy lhe action of tlie Vancouver Hoard
ol Trade Special Harbor Committee
Tluy have now arrived al a decision
1., ask   the   municipalities    of     South
X. iin-i .ind Point Grey to consul!
viih ih.- Board of Trade. Mr II. II.
Stevens, M P., ha- done a hit of
straight talking to the committee and
hi [Inn understand that Burrard Inlet  is imt  to he built Up at  the c\p. use
,,i tin- outside harborage. We wonder how far Engineer Swan'- report
gi.es ill this matter. It is now time
lhat tin- rep,ni vva- in the hands of
iln-  committee.     Mr.   Stevens   went
back   lo  Ottawa   to  consult   with   the
Government as to the report.    The
various committed expected that a
condensed report at least would be
in their hands ere this. Il looks to
us a- if Mr. Swan's report vva- more
favorable to the Xorth Ann than
Vancouver       desired,       hence       Mr.
Stevens' talk to them to modify their
views and so partly fall into line with
the varimis    municipalities    at    this
stage.    W'e have no desire to put any
hindrance in the way of the early development of the Xorth Arm. but we
would  urge,  and  urge  strongly,  both
mi Point Grey and South Vancouver,
that  before   they  agree   to any   steps
being   taken   a   full   report   from   Engineer Swan be submitted.    W'e know-
how Vancouver has treated the matter   in   the   past :    her   conversion  at
this time looks like pressure or an attempt to conciliate the outside municipalities   whilst   she   carries   out   the
furtherance of her own schemes.  The
South   Vancouver  and     Point     Grey
civic  fathers   should   awaken   to   the
great  opportunity  that  is    at    hand.
Mayor   Lee   has   informed   the   ratepayers of Xew Westminster that the
C. N. Railway Company are going to
spend millions upon  millions on terminals on  Lulu  Island, also on  their
new docks.    Mayor Lee is also going
to ask Xew Westminster to contribute
a  very  large  sum   for  new  dockage.
The ratepayers have already let it be
understood   that   whatever   funds  are
wanted  will  be  freely  voted.     If the
Xorth   Arm   was  only  got   ready  in
time,  it  would  naturally  get  a  large
share of the trade.   As a municipality
the hands of the Council are tied.   In
the  interests  of  the  municipality the
Council  should  get  rid  of the  question  of annexation  in  the  meantime.
It is only by incorporation that sufficient funds can be raised to carry on
the necessary  work.    Are  the  whole
interests of the municipality to suffer
that a few living on the border  line
may   not   be   inconvenienced?    South
Vancouver has her opportunity now;
let   her  not,  through   the   supineness
of her citizens, lose that opportunity,
but rise to the destiny which occasion
offers her.   Ten years hence all South
Vancouver   will   then   be   proud   that
they did not allow the opportunity to
""piIE ages produce the hour, and the hour seldom lacks
���*��� lhe man. Each age has its special activities, its peculiar type ni man. In Canada this is the age of transportation. Canadian manhood is seen at its besl in it-
representative rail way in en.
There is no reason why Canadians should feel dissatisfied with thc present. Art may not he the master impulse
of ihis age in Canada. Even in Europe and Asia men of
transcendent ability in art. literature and statesmanship
arc few. In the United States the dignity of a great historic party in the nation has but now been torn to shreds,
and there is no man in sight who is big enough to rehabilitate the principles and traditions of his party in the
eyes of sister nations. There are few giants in these
days. Fortunately for Canadian youth and manhood, in
spiration may be derived from contemplation of Canada's
captains of industry and railway kings.
It is not necessary to begin the list of eminent railway-
men with the name of "Jim" Hill. To do so is not quite
logical, and might possibly he called greedy. By a reasonable and legitimate extension of thc same practice France
might claim Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Scotland Strathcona,
and the United Stales the late C. M. Hays. What we
had and did not hold we let go.
IT is a safe assertion to make that Councillor Thomas
has the support of the electorate in the attitude which
he took recently on the question of thc employment of
foreign laborers on city work. Canada wants immigrants,
it is true, and at first sight it seems an anomaly that the
Dominion authorities should permit immigrants to enter
the country, and that municipal authorities should decline
to furnish these immigrants with means of employment
which they have at their disposal; but this is merely an
apparent anomaly, and not real. In the first place, while
no municipality would care to set itself directly at variance with Dominion law in any matter, the Dominion is
as much disinclined to-interfere in municipal affairs as the
Home Government is lo interfere in the domestic affairs
of Canada.
This question of the employment of foreigners on municipal work is one which affects the municipality alone, and
affects il in many different ways. Por example, there is
no reason why any Canadian municipality should object
io having as citizens the countrymen of Garibaldi, the
liberator with whose name Europe rang, and whose friend
ship statesmen of the highest rank wen- proud lo claim;
lint Garibaldi did nothing and lhe Dominion authorities
have done nothing which gives Italians w Im settle in
Canada any ngin lo si I Common law, or criminal law. or
the laws of public health al defiance.   There i- one -land
ard by which Intending immigrants an- measured by the
Dominion authorities; there is another law of fitness to
which ihe ciiizcns of a municipality must conform if they
are io be regarded and treated as desirables, The fact
that the Hindu is a British citizen add- to Ilis obligation
to comport himself in all matters pertaining to lhe laws
of health as other British citizen- do. Foreigners in Italy
observe local laws and customs; mi much so, indeed, thai
"when in Koine do as the Romans do" has become one of
thc commonest proverbs in  everyday speech.
Cognate to this subject is the oft-discussed question of
what may he called extra-municipal trading. It is sometimes said, for instance, that Vancouver contractors, es
timating for work in adjacent municipalities, figure mi disposing of the class of goods which dry goods merchants
reserve for end of-the season sales, and thai they thus
kill Iwo unwary birds with one stone. Their estimates
are lower than the local contractor, and they have an opportunity of disposing of g Is  not   quite up  to the  city
standard. This may or may not be "nothing hut iln
truth," but il cannot be questioned that the lirst duty of
municipal authorities is ihe encouragement of indus-
ilies within the municipality, distributing as far as is reas
onable and fair municipal work among those who by payment of municipal rales make work within the municipality possible.
It is generally understood that the
postal authorities will shortly inaugurate one postal delivery a day in
the territory adjacent to Main street
and Fraser avenue as far as the Ferris
road, and also in the Cedar Cottage
district. 'Phis will come as a relief to
hundreds of residents who find the
present system antiquated, cumbersome and inefficient. When it takes (as
it sometimes does) three days for the
delivery at City Heights of a letter
posted in the City, it is about time
a new and more accelerated system
was inaugurated. Residents who
come within the area included in the
new postal district should see to it
thai the number of their house is
posted in a conspicuous place, otherwise it is not likely lelters will be delivered. In any case a general adoption of this suggestion will greatly
accelerate lhe work of lhe delivery
men. and prevent ihe possibility of
any excuse for mm delivery. In
South Vancouver lhe houses are nol
numbered consecutively, and this
make- il all  lhe more necessary  thai
numbered  houses  should  be  clearly
Firemen's Sports Day
A meeting was held in Xo 1 Fire
Hall mi Monday evening lo make arrangements for Ihe holding of a sporls
field day, at which there was a large
attendance. It is intended to hold
Ihe meeting early in July, and several
committees were appointed to look
afler lhe completing of arrangements.
The programme will include twelve
The committees were appointed as
follows : Ground committee, Messrs.
Grey, Anderson, and Powell; Prize
committee, Messrs Holland. Grey,
King, Henderson, and Kripp; Reception committee, Chief Wand and
Messrs Flack and Crowder; Sports,
Messrs. Mitchell, Ramsay, Brown,
Jenkins, and   Bargan;  Refreshments,
Messrs. Alums. Grey, Beaumont, Henderson and McKay; Music, Chief
Wand and Capt. Ebrahardt; Advertising. Messrs. Crowder, Ward and
Collins; Treasurer, Mr. Crowder; and
Secretary.   Mr.   Holland.
Race suicide is not in favor at the Antipodes, The
Australian Government is giving a bonus of $250 for every
babe born under the Southern Cross. In almost all cases
babies are desirable citizens, and there are few families
in which they are unwelcome. Encouragement of the
"native-born" is a necessary corollary to a spirited immigration policy.
*    *    *
It is curious that Theodore Roosevelt does not seem lo
he a great enough man to be content to remain out of
office, and William J. Bryan seems just not great enough
to get into office.
The B. C. Electric Franchise
The B. C. Electric franchise was
discussed at Monday's meeting of the
Board of Trade, also the widening of
-Irrel-, and the advisability of adopting a bylaw to enforce a building line
in all streets in the municipality. The
discussion took thc form of a desultory conversation, and no decision
was reached in any of the above matters, bul they will come up for dis-
CUSsion al a  future meeting.
A meeting in connection with the
South Vancouver branch of the Victorian Order of District Nurses will be
held in the Cedar Cottage Presbyterian
Church on Tuesday, July 2, at 3 p.m.
It is hoped that the ladies of South
Vancouver will interest themselves in
this needful  work.
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, E.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 per cent, paid on al
Encourage thc children to save their pennies in one of Olll
Savings Hanks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed Drafts       Collection-
Checks on the  Corporation of  South  Vancouver cashc
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.n.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Cleared Lots, 33x148, to lane, with four-stalled barn. Slst, ii
first block from Fraser Street.    On good terms.
Three building Lots, 33x132, facing south, on Forty-eighth Aveni>
Just west of Eraser Street.    $2,800 for the three.
Two Lots, 49th Avenue. Southern exposure, midway betwc-
Fraser and Main Streets.   $950 each, on terms.
Three cleared Lots, 34x116, to lane, facing south, on Fifty-eight
Avenue, just off Fraser. $850 each; easy terms.
Three cleared Lots, 59th Avenue (Page Road), 37^x112, to Ian;
at car terminus. $1050 each, on good terms.
Two Lots, high location, facing south, 59th Avenue, close tj
Victoria Drive.   $550 each; a snap.
Two subdivisions, 63rd Avenue (Rosenburg Road).   $550 per
and up to $700.   Very easy terms.
One eight-room and one four-room modem bungalow, 49ll
Avenue. Large rooms, fireplace, panelled hall and living rooms
beamed ceiling���everything that affords comfort in a home. To sei
them, if you want a home, means to buy.
Modern houses to rent, from 3 to 7 rooms.
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Com-j
panies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of our Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while you are in any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collectt-
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 81
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of Soutt
Hay, Grain and Poultry Supplies
Daily Delivery to South Vancouver and Central Park
Phone : Fairmont 186     2471 Westminster Road, Cor, Broad v a\
l9T0  The Norris Grocery
We buy and sell for cash.
Your esteemed order will be called for and delivered (jail)
if desired, and will have our most prompt and careful attention
Bringing their clothes to
The Swiss Cleaners & Dyers
Because their work is so perfect that it cannot be beat.
All work guaranteed to be first class.    A trial is all we ask
Prices very reasonable.
Swiss French Dry Cleaners and Dyers
Box 316, City Heights P. O.
Western  Bungalow Co.
703 Dominion Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Phone Sevmour 1856 SATURDAY, JUNE 29,  1912
T"1 J Phone: Fraser 87
Fly time is coming. Get ready for your Screen Doors,
all sizes, from $1.25 to $2.50 each, and Hinges and all
Screen Windows, 15c lo 60c, all sizes.
Screen Wire, to repair your old Doors and Screens, in
all widths.
Garden Tools: Rakes, Spades,
Shovels, Digging Forks,
Lawn Mowers, etc.
Martin-Senour's 100 per cent, pure Mixed Paint, in 40
different colors, that will never fade.
International Stains and Varnishes
Corner Fraser and Ferris Road
T. and S. G. FOX, Props.        W. H. IRVING, Mgr.
Vegetable Plants-Vegetable Plants
To Farmers, Market Gardeners, and all large growers of Vegetables
We have now ready our of thc finest lots of strong, healthy, well-hardened
plants to be found in ('anada: Early Cahbage in variety; Cauliflower in leading
sorts; Sprouts, Red Cabling*1, I,ate Drumhead Cabbage, Celery I'lants, etc., now
ready.    Our stock includes the best varieties.
Let us quote you a price from 100 to 100.000.    We defy competition.
Home Made Beautiful
All those who would like their homes made beautiful, come and see our stock
of Spring and Summer Itcdding I'lants, I'ot I'lants, Hanging Baskets, etc.; all strong
and healthy, ami at most moderate prices; also Window  Jiuxes artistically filled.
Send us your address, and we will mail you free our Seed and Plant Catalogue.
We can also furnish those little gems of thc plant world, Alpine and Rock
I'lants, to cover your rockeries and borders with their perpetual beauty.
Do you remember thc beautiful rose beds you have seen? Well, for a small
outlay we can furnish the most beautiful roses��� Hoses from the best grower in the
Old Country.    All up-to-date vaiieties; strong, well-rooted plants.
And to add that finished, homelike appearance that all gardens require, we have
those beautiful Ornamental and Flowering Shrubs���rhododendrons, shade trees of
every description; all in the best of health and growth, and sure to give satisfaction.
We have just received a carload of choice stock of Roses, Evergreens, Shade
Trees, etc.    We can give you satisfaction.
Our Fruit Trees are in splendid condition, and can be relied on to give good
Our  Seed Department
This department is now stocked with all the finest strains of flowers and Vegetable Seeds, all fresh from the best seed growers. This year we are again making
Sweet Peas one of uur leading specialties. Everything worlh growing in sweet peas
we have.    Our Seed, Plant and  Itulb Catalogue will be mailed free on demand.
Our Art Plural Department, 72$ Robson Street, is run by expert floral artists
who cannot be excelled.    Try us for decoration  and design  work.
"The Most Up-to-date Horticultural Establishment in Canada."
This Catalogue will be mailed free.
ROYAL NURSERIES Ltd., Vancouver B. C.
Florist Store, 723 Robson St.      Phone : Seymour 1892 and 1893
Also 2410 Granville Street
Seed Store and Office, 328-330  Drake St., Cor. Homer
Phone : Seymour 5556 and 5557
Greenhouse and Nursery at Royal, on B. C. E. Ry., Lulu Island  Branch. Two Miles
South of City Limits.    Phone :   Eburne 43
W. C. McKim A. Hamilton G. Hopkins
Phone : Fairmont 801
South Vancouver Specialists
City Heights P. O.
Fresh and Salt Meats.     Fish and Poultry.      Delicatessen
Fruits and Vegetables.    Satisfaction guaranteed
Mountain View Fish and Fruit Store
28th Avenue and Main Street
Fruits and Vegetables at lowest prices
Circumstances That Lead
Cedar  Cottage  Sales Stable
David McMillan - Proprietor
An hlstorii   sidelight on the diicot
��� ry of Hi.   Yukon i.li. ��� i- at   Dawson
i-   th.-  story  ..i J..hn   McDougall, ol
\ ancouvei      \   handl I   issued  lo
ih. Canadian d< paitmi ni ..i ih. in
i' rioi itatci th. .Ii . ���-.. i, i t.. I,.
K"l�� ii Hi ml. rsun, original!) ol I'i.
lou,   N S .  and  i �� Govemoi   U ilham
1 >gil\ ii . in In, i i book, also gi i
Hn   i mill lo II. nderion Gi orgi
U ashington ( armac hai often been
mentioned in this connection, Imt tin -
hai In in declared t" I"  an 111 or, and
'I ��� familiar with tin   early  hiitorj
"i tin   Yukon unite in giving thii n
cognition to Hendenon.
.\li Ilougall'i   itory  comes  perhapi
��� i little I.in in th, day, Imt it is inter
eating in thai it relates directly to
tin- discovery, and -limii thai even
Henderson was imt the lirst man tu
take plant gold imt .,i' tin- Yukon
McDougall's  itory    shows,    more
over, that iln- finding of gold at Dav
sun  was nol  mere accident, but  the
outcnmi   I.:   thoughtfulness  and  "I'
servation,   following   Iii-.   working  of
gold location theories in tin- Caril	
district ..i liritish Columbia. Circum
stances, deemed important at the
time, prevented him from making the
trip into tlit- Yukon country, and. in
bring   an   "if"  into  play,  hail   In-   car
ried ��� >111  Ins original    intention    be
might imt unly have made iln- discov
��� ry. Imt much money besides, Mr.
McDougall is widely known on the
Pacific Coast, lie is a successful
contractor, residing at 21d.l Napier
street, and is al present in Cariboo.
Went Into Cariboo.
When quite young McDougall went
into tin- Cariboo alter gold, and secured claims cm the Jack of Clubs
Creek, which he still holds. He went
tu some trouble to study tile system
of gold location, and noticed that the
besl placers in Cariboo were located
just north of the highest ground in
the district, not lar Irom liarkervillc.
Further, the gold-bearing gravel
seemed to run in a northwesterly and
southeasterly direction. These ob
servations were oi particular importance, for on thein he based deduc
linns which had a bearing on the finding of the first gold in the vicinity
ut  Daw son in iln- summer of 1K95.
.\n incident which also had a bear
ing occurred al Port Townscnd, Wash.
Alter suffering considerable loss in
lhe lire which destroyed Vancouver
in 1886, McDougall engaged in con
trading, and in loX9 secured lhe work
of improving lhe streets of Port
Townscnd. While at work he met
one of the older inhabitants of the
town who in a moment of reminiscence
told him of an old-time Mexican miner who used to pan out gold on the
waterfront, making from $1 to $2.51)
per day. It had been presumed that
the gold was washed in from a reef
in the bay. McDmigall was satisfied that it came from a streak of
auriferous gravel above thc sand in a
big bluff in which he was making a
cut. At one time a portion of this
bluff had slid down to the shore of
the bay, but as the grass had grown
over the slide was not noticed. McDougall demonstrated Ilis theory to
be correct, and the discovery caused
excitement  at  the  time.
Pacific Coast in Early 90's
With these prologues, lhe story
Marts. The early nineties on the Pac
ific coast were noted for their industrial or commercial activity. In
fact they wcre very dull. Seattle and
Vancouver were villages compared
with the prosperous cities of today.
Ill the latter months of 1894 McDoug-
all, in whose blood the prospector
germ lingered, finding that little was
doing, decided to venture into the unknown northern territory from which
talcs of gold finds came to hand from
time to nine. Early in March, 1895,
he was a passenger on the steamer
Alki from Seattle to Juneau, the way
ovei the mountains at that time being
by way of llaines Mission and the
Dyea paass. I*n the same boat were
Dan I Ian anil John Guise Hail had
been ship's carpenter on one of the
cruisers of the Uritish naval station
at ESsquimBit, and, securing his dis
charge, was also making a venture in
to tin- reported gold country. Guise
had been a tinsmith in Butte, Mon
tan.i. and having sold out was mi his
wav to the adventurous north with $-1.
tlllli in his belt and $1,000 worth ol
diamonds, being fond Of good jewels.
These three came together on tin
Alki, and finding lhat all had the same
hazy view of the future with a com
mon objective point, they decided to
form   a   partnership.
Prospectors from Montana
On the same boat was William S.
Lansing, one of a party of prospectors
from Montana, who had gone north
in 1885 and had struck gold up the
Stewart r'ver. Lansing knew considerable of the country, and in conversation with him McDougall learned
much. He was told of the working of
French-Canadians at the head of the
Forty-Mile and at the head of the
Sixty Mile, these two creeks coining
almost together at their sources.
When he was lold by Lansing that
the workings on the Stewart were
200 miles in a southeasterly direction
from the head of the Forty-Mile, he
got interested at once. Remembering
his other observation in Cariboo, that
the best ground lay just north of the
highest elevation, he enquired if there
was any height of land on the line between these two points. Yes, Lansing told him there was the place
known throughout thc country as the
"Moose Pasture." This was located
approximately half way. and was a
favorite resort of game, because of
mineral springs. There it was that
George Carmac. squaw man, with
his two Indian broth.-rs-iu-law. had
lived for five years, supplying fresh
meat to people up and down the river.
McDougall vvas more interested
than ever, and on successive days
had conversations with Lansing about
the country. Eventually, on the billiard table in the Occidental hotel at
Juneau, he got Lansing to give him
the information and to draw a rough
map of the Yukon river with its trib-
ni.on -;    the    Stewarl    showed    'In
Pastun    close   tu   whal   was
iln ii  knou n  a-   Ri indi ei   ��� i ��� el.  and
al i   on   th.    Yukon   river.    This
map w.i    mn. h  itudicd In   ;i
partj ol    i (- mauls, and tin  group al
traded   atti ntion   .it   Juneau,   * In n
iln j   wi r.   di layed a  month   waning
i ii   late  inon stormi  on  tin-  pa
Proposed Prospecting
"\\ hen wc go in." Mi Dougall laid
tu in- partners, "we will prospecl
di.iw ng .i semi i in le on the
north side of tin- Moose Pasture I'
is a n markable facl that this lemi
circle included all the besl paying
ground of iln- later Yukon discover
Al Juneau al lhe lime were a couple
of brothers, engaged in halibut and
'���nl tisliing. who had been in I'ort
Towns, ml al t'n time McDougall had
located the gold in bluff. I hey remembered him, and afler his other
sue 'ess tiny offered their schooner,
valued ai $900, for $600, thai tiny
might join ihe party. They had faith
in his .1. ductiom
During the month of delay at Juneau, Hart, neing a sailor, was Ire
quently on board the fishing sloop,
iln- tup was lhe constant .subject of
discussion, and listening to the repc-
tition of Port Townsend incident,
Hart himself began lo have greater
faith in McDougall's pronouncement
that gold would be found in the creeks
running to the north out of the height
of land near the junction of Reindeer i now known as Klondike)
creek and lhe Yukon river. The
brothers could not sell their schooner,
as $600 in cash was not as plentiful
in Juneau in lH';.s ,ib it was a few-
years alter. 'They could not go with
.lu- parly, but their convictions left
their impress on I [art's mind.
Journey Was Tedious
'The journey over the mountains and
down the Yukon was tedious in those
days, and because of the unexpected
delay, McDougall concluded he would
have tu give up lhe trip, as he had
contracts to look after in August, and
he could in.I get out again by that
time. So he sold out his interest to
his other two partners, Hart and
Guise, and left lhe map wilh them
with the promise that they would
prospect the ground  marked.
11 has been slated lhat gold would
have been found earlier in lhe Klondike country had not Cannae estab-
| lished that territory as his hunting
ground, Naturally he and his Indian
brothers-in-law did noi want the
game frightened by prospectors, and,
as a man's rifle was his protection,
prospectors were wary. A man could
easily be "lost" in thai remoteness,
and no one ever know that he was removed from a plat e where he was
not wanted. Not that this took place,
but it is believed that the fear of it
deterred more than one prospector
from visiting the Moose Pasture,
which was later known as the Dome.
Went Down Yukon
Hart and Guise made the journey
down the Yukon. They passed the
Mouse Pasture and went on to Forty-
Mile to replenish their supplies, Here
Guise was offered work at good wages
and accepted the surety. Hart got
another partner named Hanson. They
went back up the Yukon, their intention being io enter lhe first creek
north of the height of land. Had
they been successful, they would have
gone up Ihe Klondike river. As it
was, the swift current on that side of
the Yukon made them keep close to
lhe other bank and they failed to
notice the water of the Reindeer
coming  in   shallow   over   the  gravel
They   passed   to   the   south   side  of  the
Pasture and entered Indian river, find
ing colors. With the map in his pos
session and lhe injunction of McDou
gall tu get into lhe creeks .n tin-
north side, Hart decided to go up
the lirst tributary ut Indian river
coming in,in iln Pasture. They
Struck (Juan.- creek. Leaving linn
boal   at   Ihe   forks,   they     went     up
Quartz   creek   and   found   g 1   pay
dirt ill a tributary called I.ril,
Blanche. Han was elated and wanted
tu cross iln- divide i" iln north side,
but his partner w as contenl At last
Hanson promised that if Hart re
I mained and tiny gut enough gold fur
a grub siakc they would go back and
try tin north side of tin- hills a- di
reeled   by   the   map      In   the   remain
ing summer months of 1905 they panned OUI about S2.IHKI and went back
lu Forty Mile. This was the lirst
gold taken out of the Klondike.
Displayed   Map
Both men were of drinking habits
land delighted when under the influence of liquor lo boast of their success, displaying lhe map whenever
occasion offered. At Forty-Mile they
met George Carmac, who brought
game fur disposal, Carmac saw that
his camp was in the heart of the semicircle un Bonanza (Rapid) creek.
Other prospectors saw the map and
heard lhe whole tale, among them
Robert Henderson and a man named
When the spring thaw came. Hart,
out of money, accepted the offer of
McQueStion, a steamboat man, to go
down the Yukon river and fix up a
steamer. A ships carpenter was a
rarity in the country, and he was made
a guud offer. Hanson went lo lhe
Circle Cily district. Carmac discarded his ritle and secured a gold washing pan.   He prospected on Bonanza
and got gold. Not far from where
Ilis camp was located for live years
was located the claim from which,
eighteen feet below the surface. $1,100
to Ihe pan was afterwards taken.
Henderson went up the creek known
as Gold Bottom, a tributary of
Hunker. Hunker made finds on the
creek lhat bears his name. Then the
stampede started.
Later McDougall visited Dawson.
It would he difficult to analyze the
feelings of a man who practically
selected the ground for prospecting
where such rich gravel was found. He
found that Guise had become a prosperous hardware merchant.    He met
Hart and learned how he had missed
tin- creek he sought. And yet, he
-ays. n was with little regret that he
realized what might have been Had
In- again found iln map il would have
proved an interesting exhibit in con
n.iiiun with iln- find that has practically resulted in the exploration of
\laska Tin map, doubtless, was lefl
lying in tin   I,..,,/,   bazaar at  Forty
Mil,    and   was   doubtless   loll
The Flower Garden���Roses and Rose
The iu-, i, he mosl popular of the
perennials, ami surely tin- most beau
titul However, ruse trees, particularly in town gardem, are subject to
si , eral in lublesomc pests, V. bereas
the clematis, tin- outdoor chrysanthemum, and many another climbing or
bushy perennial is nol worried by injects at all. roles are likely to In- at
tacked by green fly, maggots, mildew,
red rust, caterpillars, ami, in town
gardens, frog-hoppers, which convert
tin- sap of the shoots into what is
known as cuckoo-spittle, Roses, as
siiredly, involve more or less labor
m curing them of insect pests, and
fungoid   diseases   like      mildew;      but
whal floral gem can compare with a
perfect   rose   ut'  a    choice    variety?
Moreover, when il is remembered
with what freedom and cerlaainty the
buds are formed, who would not do
all within his or her power to enable
these buds to develop and open un-1
The general remedy for all kinds
of pests and disease is Soil culture.
This, of itself, cannot be effective in
clearing pest-ridden trees; but healthy
and well-nourished, yet not over-rich,
soil is the best preventive, and is always of great assistance after cleansing with insecticide. The second important detail in the cultivation of
the soil is a fortnightly stir with
trowel or hoe.
Aphides, lhe technical name for
green and brown fly, are with us
right the way through the summer
and autumn; nevertheless, they decrease in numbers as the season advances. Happily, this insect is easily
exterminated, and the bushes protected for a few* days from another
crowd by spraying with any patent
wash, or with such crude insecticides
a- tobacco juice and suit soap, quassia
chips  or  "Clrengol"  with   soft  soap.
Where frog-hoppers, have paid an
unwelcome visit, the affected shunts
.should lirst be syringed with pure
water in order to wash away the
frothy spittle which envelops and
protects the insect. It is of no use
.praying the "cuckoo-spit" with insecticide until the frog-hopper is exposed; and the rose of either syringe
or hose may he employed for the purpose. Then, at one and the same time
spray green tly and frog-hoppers with
nicotine, quassia, or similar extract.
Mildew is a disease which attacks
some varieties of roses more than
others, and private gardeners would
do well tu unly grow those kinds
which are described as mildew-resisting. Still, even these have their
foliage and buds patched with thai
whitish powder���mildew���now and
again. W'e have been informed of a
certain cure fur mildew, but have not
yet had an opportunity for experimenting, so advise our readers to try
one bush only, and observe whether
Ihe destruction of the mildew includes
the ruin of the foliage. Here is the
recipe ; < Ibtain a syringe wilh a
vapoury spray like the "Abol." The
fungicide consists in boiling water,
212 deg. I-'ahr. Older cures for mildew are dusting tin- dewy leafage with
flowers of sulphur Fur bad attacks
liquid sulphur���liver of sulphur���is
more efficacious; lhe quantity being
an ounce lu three gallons t.i water, together with a little sofl soap or s -ap
powder. The sulphur is better put
in tin- water twenty-four hours be
tun- required t.-r use, as it takes a
lun-;  while tu  thoroughly dissolve.
Red rust, wln.se name is descriptive
of its appearance, can be satisfactorily
treated 111 similar ways t,, mildew;
while the last two insects upon our
lists���maggots and divers caterpillars
���may In- considered together. I land.
squashing is iln safest ami surest de
itroyei     I lellebon  pow del is equally
sure,   bul   pi is ius   lu   humans   and
animals Tlu- stuff is. thei efore, bel
ter syringed off the trees as soon as
possibh ; and if i: remains on the
foliage fur an hour, tin- poison will
have dum- its work Tin- ordinary
washes are preventives, and when ap
plied in sufficient strength sunn- of
the patented insecticides will kill;
flowers t.i sulphur, also, may cleat a
bush of these crawling and voracious
Disbudding Fruit Trees
Although guud crops arc often
gathered without thinning the infant
Fruits, and plenty of spurs arc formed
naturally and without disbudding the
shoots or summer pruning, no one disputes thc desirability of these cultural
details. 11 is a question of having thc
necessary time more than anything
else. The reasons for disbudding���
lhat is. removing needless foliage
shoots, are lo admit as much light and
air as possible to the ripening fruit,
lu conserve the trees' strength and
allow the sap to be used in the development of spurs and fruits, and lo
give weather an opportunity of checking the different pests.
Before commencing to disbud, we
would ask our readers to remember
the difference between fruit buds, or
spurs, and leaf shoots. The one are
the thick, short and tufty growths,
and the latter are long and thin.
Seldom is much thinning���that is.
disbudding���of this or next season's
spurs advisable; but usually the leaf
shoots are far more numerous than
is good for the tree's well-being.
At the outset, the grower should
carefully look over a tree and notice
where the new spurs are forming, and
assist their growth through disbudding
any overshadowing leaf shoots. Then,
all thc foliage growth upon the inner
side of the. branches ought to be rubbed away. Badly-placed spurs maybe retained for a year or so when a
certain tree is poorly furnished with
fruitful growths; but, otherf-'le, keep
iln-  centres  ,,f standard* and  bushes
open.     In  proceeding,  arrange  for so
many  badmg  shoot, and   for a  number   of   lateral,   leaf   shoots.      These
side   shoots  may  be  made  into  fruiting  spurs     Several   weeks  later   they
might  b.- reduced to a length oi -,*
niches, and the extensions kept con
tinually pinched bad   during the re
mainder of the season     This  proce
dui' i ails, s th, s,,p p. i oncentrate inwards   tin-   l,,-,s,-   ut   ihe   ihooti;   and
when these ihoots are further shun
ened in winter tu th,- second or third
bat. m eye, -pur- begin to plump up
w huh. though they  may not bear for
a j i ar or two, will become fruitful
Bedding   Out  the   Young  Vegetables
Beginners are often puzzled at iheir
lettuces running up tail and weedy in
stead  ut  hearting, at  their cabbagei
"flowering"���in     garden     technique
''bolting," at peal and beans grow
ing so very feebly, and sometimes
failing altogether, and at other inter
.sling though disappointing occur-
r. nces Having properly dug and fed
the soil, poor crops and failures are
certainly exasperating. One of the
principal causes of "bulling," and
weakly plant-, is lack of knowledge
in bedding out the plantlets. They
do not have a fair chance from the
lirst. They droop under strong sunshine, and never wholly recovt
To prevent this ilagging, the su,
-'. ild be well watered twelve or
twenty four hours prior to bedding
out Should the soil be wet with rain,
so much the better for the seedlings,
and the labor of hosing is not needed.
Remember, however, that planting into moist soil is more important than
drenching the seedlings immediately
afterwards; still, they ought to be
gently watered then. Bedding out
should not be done until the sun is
nearly off a certain bed for the day,
and never several hours before the
sun's rays are to shine upon the border. W'e much prefer a small trowel
lu ihe dibber and. if a steel tool is
used, do not think much time is lost;
anyway the work is accomplished far
more satisfactorily.
The first country to condemn the
public drinking cup as being a menace to health is America, where���in
twenty-four States���it is now a punishable offence for any corporation
to fail io supply individual cups for
all who desire to quench their thirst
at a public fountain. It is not necessary lhat these cups should be supplied Inc. but they must be on hand
for all who are thirsty. The cups are
made of paraffin paper and may be
obtained by putting one cent in an
automatic machine and turning a
handle. A bucket stands beside the
fountain, and into this the used cups
are thrown.
The new law has had a considerable
effect on the hotels in the big American cities. In Xew York, for instance,
where it is the custom of all first-
class hotels to supply ice water tu
the public free of charge, the managers |l:,ve found it necessary���or
politic���also tu provide tin individual
cups free, and this has entailed an expenditure ranging from S3 to $15 a
daj Al a big hotel like the Waldorf-
Astoria, where thousands of people
"drop in" during the day. lhe number
of individual cups which must be provided annually runs into tens of
thousands, and the cost tu the hotel
exceed- $5.01)11 a year. In smaller
hotels ihe cost, of course, is proportionately less.
The writer recently met a man who
was closely connected with the manufacture of "individual cups." and Tie
declared that the new law had created
a new industry which threatened to
become one of the biggest in tlie coun
try. Although the cups are made by
machinery and the material is cheap
11 is impossible to supply them wholesale at less than hai. a cenl apiece,
and therefore tin- cosl to hotel pro-
��� irs -ind municipal ci mncils is imt
t-' In- despised
Tin law governing drinking vessels,
-.ml this informant, was brought
aboul by the people themselves For
j ears ihe doctors h.n e bei n denounc
ing the , immon drinking-cup or
c';i". but tin- people turned a deaf
. ai And ���hen fur some unknown
reason the public awoke ami demand
ed   Iln-   individual   cup.     Twenty four
Stales clamoured for then- "rights."
and m le-- than twelve months they
goi them Ii was un, of tin strangesl
things, fur there was in, concerted
movement, icarcel] any organization,
and very little effort The people had
become al last convinced that they
OUghl tu have the individual cup, and
demanded it Just as soon as the different cities were convinced that their
citizens wanted individual cutis they
enacted laws which gave them what
they wanted, passing ordinances which
abolished the common drinking-cup
in all public places, which shows that
when the people are once convinced
they will act.
Within a year, possibly sooner,
every State in the Union will have
abolished the old-fashioned and dangerous drinking cup. and in this way
the spread of disease will have received another check. That the common drinking vessel will disappear in
time from London and other great
European cities there is no doubt.
School   Board   Office   Building
The Municipal Council have decided to allow the School Trustees 3,000
square feet of ground at the Municipal Hall property for the erection of
School Board offices. The trustees
express great satisfaction at the decision. The plans were finally considered at Tuesday's meeting of the
Board, and the work will be proceeded with immediately.
Subscribers to "The Chinook"
who fail to receive their paper
regularly will confer a favor if they
will immediately notify this office
either by mail or telephone
(F"airmont 1874), so that any errors in delivery may be immediately rectified. SIX
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Travel by street car seems to be a
subject oi k<-,ii and diversified interest mi South Vancouver. A lady or
respondent writes this week complaining that "coming ""I from the
city one afternoon laat week. I joined
., Fraser Avenue ear at Broadway.
Men occupied must t,{ tlu- teat*; a
man occupied "lie.    The man sprawl
..I ,11 ..ver this .me seat, engaged in
conversation witn another man on the
opposite side of the centre passage.
No  one   offered   me  a   seat,   and   the
sprawier did not sprawl the less. Pta
ally, one man more gallant than lhe
others pointed i" a seal on which a
woman and a child sat. I went to
lhat scat and suggested that then'
might he room for lhe two of us and
Ihe child. The mother lifted the
child on to her knee and 1 sat down."
* ��    *
This was a letter from a lady, and
of course there was a postscript. The
postscript runs : "This WM not a
workmen's tram." Just so. The time-
hallowed relationship of femininity to
mere masculinity has undergone some
modifications of recent years, it is
true; hut we are old-fashioned enough
to cling to the belief that, notwithstanding militant suffragettes and the
appearance of women in all occupations and professions, sex is not an
accident, and not a whim of Nature's,
but a deep and abiding principle. Does
"The Chinook" risk incurring the displeasure of its lady correspondent
when it suggests that, possibly, when
she boarded that car she was tired
after an afternoon's shopping and not
completely mistress of that artless
artfulness which is second nature to
her when she feels lit, and in obedience to which even the most stilish
and inconsiderate of men in such circumstances spring to their feet in
ready service? But, after all is said,
that must have been a carload of men
singularly blind to an opportunity to
do themselves a pleasure. They must
have been mere visitors, not residents.
* *    ��
Of quite another tenor was the incident related to one of "Thc Greater
Vancouver Chinook" staff recently.
This incident, too, had lo do with
street car travelling. The narrator
said he was riding on the rear end
of a Fraser Avenue car during the
rush hours in thc evening. The car
was crowded. One man who got on
at Sixteenth Avenue was compelled
to stand in what seamen call the fairway. About Twenty-third or Twenty-fourth Avenue, thc car stopped to
let passengers alight. Apparently
those who wished to alight wcre all
men, and, of course, they were allowed to squeeze through the press
any old way. Only by chance could
anyone see that a lady brought up the
rear of the contingent. A fellow-passenger standing in thc commanding
position usually occupied by thc conductor stretched out a peremptory
hand and tapped the much mauled
man in the fairway on the shoulder,
remarking . "Step down, please!"
The man turned his head and glancing
at the too amateur and officious gentleman in thc rear answered : "Thank
you! When 1 wish your advice on the
etiquette of street car travelling, or
anything else, I'll give you fair warning."
* *    *
Now, most people cherish a healthy
feeling of contempt for the individual
who eats or drinks at the expense of
somebody else, with no intention of
returning the favor, yet here was a
person who hoped lo pass as a gentleman at tlie expense of the man in
the fairway. He had thc advantage
of position. He could sec the lady in
thc rear and an opportunity to pose.
He played to the gallery, a thing that
no gentleman cares to do. Possibly
the man in thc fairway, like Disraeli,
likes to be on the side of the angels;
but it would no doubt be interesting
to know how variously thc incident
struck thc dozen persons who witnessed it.
would be as nearly as possible representative of each ward. Fifteen were
appointed in all. The following were
thc members���Ward III, Messrs.
Greenwood, Messenger, and Creis;
Ward IV. Mr. Salmon; Ward V,
Ifeaera. vVyndham, Watts and Birk
Ion; Waterworks, Moms Hatfield,
Barkins and Lang; Municipal Yards,
Mr. Gillfort; Police Department, <>f
Beer Irving.
Benefit    Association    for    South
The municipal employees of South
Vancouver have started a movement
which   it   is   hoped   will   result   in   the
establishing of a benefit association,
which is much needed. A preliminary
ince;:"g was held last Friday evening. Mr. A. Messenger presided over
a large attendance, and Mr. A. Waits
explained the scope of the scheme,
which he asserted could be successfully carried through at about four
cents per day for sickness and distress benefits of about $8 per week.
The system was used by similar organizations in the Old Country. His
itlea of the forming of this one was
that membership would be entirely
voluntary, being in no way like a
union. Thc membership fee would be
arranged, and it could be paid in
weekly or monthly payments, as those
in charge thought best.
The Sick or Injured
Mr. Waits further explained that
accumulated funds would be used for
the purpose of looking after the members who became sick or were injured, and the capital which accrued
at the end of each year could be
either divided among the members.
leaving sufficient working capital for
the starting of the next year's work,
or could be carried over in a him])
sum and let accumulate as time went
on. This latter system would make
it possible for the society to become
financially very well off in the course
of a few years' time. He went on to
say that there were various good systems, and that the one he proposed
was merely the skeleton idea of one
he considered good, and would give
those who were not conversant with
such things the general idea of the
Committee Appointed
A motion was carried that a committee be appointed to consider the
best plan for thc forming of the society and that thc plan of Mr. Waits be
taken into consideration.
Mr. G. Bclyca, thc temporary secretary, called for nominations for the
committee,    which    it    was    decided
Saturday,  June 22
Is It Worth Having?
tine of the commoneal pieces of advice lo be found in current literature
is "Do cultivate a sense of 111111101.''
If you could find Ihe writer of this
hit of wisdom anil ask him what good
a sense of humor could possibly be,
he would urge that it was a talisman,
an open sesame, to the hearts of your
fellow creatures; that it smoothed lhe
road of life, heightened its joys and
reduced its expenses���or, at least, its
sorrows. Then supposing you asked
him to define ibis magic possession,
lie would say :���"Impossible to define a sense of humor. Your question
proves that .you haven't got one."
Whereupon, crushed and dispirited,
humiliated by an accusation you
could not disprove, you would go
bothering all your intellectual friends
to explain what humor is. One, perhaps, would refer you to Charles
Dickens, another to W. W. Jacobs,
and a third, one of these fellows who
read papers before literary societies,
would tell you that Meredith was a
dab at humor and recommend you to
tackle his "Essay on Comedy." Finally, more than ever, you would not
know what a sense of humor was.
Everyone on earth thinks he has it,
but the symptoms differ widely in
each case.
Superior persons will deny that
Dickens had humor : the most they
will grant him is facetiousness and
high spirits. Charles Lamb is the
standard for lots of folk���rather small
lots, perhaps���but on the other hand
there are those who think his "delightful" story about roast pig, of
which the joke centres in the burning alive of porcine families, is not
humorous nor even funny. And if
Carlylc's definition of humor, "a genial sympathy with thc under side," is
anywhere near the truth, those martyred pigs must spoil anything like
thoughtful laughter. Perhaps it is a
sense of humor that makes one man
helpless with laughter when his
friend falls and bumps his head���and
"Pickwick" is full of early English
bangs and thwackings, just like Fielding and the robust Smollett���but my
own predilection is more in favor of
the sense of humor that makes a man
see his own absurdities at least as
clearly as he sees those of
Ilis fellow-creatures. Thackeray was
called a cynic rather because he
laughed al himself than because other
people unconsciously amused him;
and it may be that the sense of humor
that prompts a smile at someone's
folly and a simultaneous reflection
that one's own folly is quite as obvious is really a sane and valuable
It is, at any rate, valuable to the
possessor for keeping his own soul
sweet. Whether the capacity for seeing absurdities, even your own, is a
recommendation to the love of your
fellows wc gravely doubt. In that
respect a sense of humor is not much
more useful than would be a knowledge of Sanscrit. To sec something
funny in the conduct of your fellow-
men implies criticism, and criticism
makes people uneasy if not angry, for
they consider il evidence of ill-will.
Xo one except avowed humorists
likes lo think he is laughable; we
would rather cast ourselves for the
villain's part than that of the butt.
And if your person with a sense of
humor is going to smile at Brown
today he may be laughing at you tomorrow. Wherefore wc plain men
will have none of your humor except
in books or, wilh red nose and impossible, trousers, upon the music hall
stage. If you will lie funny, choose
well your audience. You. may make
lhe temperance meetings roar at your
brilliant jesting on brewers; and tile
slightest reference to carrots or cabbage as the staple diet of vegetarians
will tickle your butcher most thoroughly.
There's the sore point against this
precious sense of humor, and serious
people, who "mean what they say"
and sometimes fancy it easy to say
what they mean, thoroughly resent
all jokes except the classic, familiar
ones. There was a lady named Birch
to whom al dinner a humorous person observed that he hadn't got on
very well with members of her family
at school. "But I never felt more
inclined to kiss the rod than now,"
he was rash enough to add. And she
told her husband that the humorous
person  had insulted her.
Once, among simple life company,
the hostess declaimed against tea, as
a poison and a snare.
"And you asked me to have another
cup this afternoon," remarked a guest,
smiling, and was metaphorically felled to the carpet with a stern lecture
upon the duties of hospitality by the
hostess, an amiable woman, untainted
by the vice of jocularity.
In my youth 1 made a similar mistake at the dinner-table of purposeful
folk, says a writer in a contemporary.
I uttered a mild joke. It was like
this : The lady of the house was
serving out peas���very excellent garden peas���and ruefully declared that
they were the final crop for thai year,
or words to that substance and effect,
as the lawyers put it.
"The last rows of summer, eh?"
said my sense of humor. Unfortunately it uttered the wretched quip
aloud. No one even blinked, but a
kind neighbor pityingly explained :
"It was peas, not flowers, Mrs. X.
was speaking of."
One other poor bit of verbal fantasy
blots my life record, and I here confess it. There was a south-west wind
blowing strongly with a very slight
shower as evening came on, and I
commented to a man I was walking
home with :
"If this wind falls, so will the rain."
"I'm afrait you're not weather-
wise," he said, drawing himself up to
his full height and gazing far down at
Magistrates   on   the   Bench :    Reeve
Kerr and Councillor Thomas, J.P.
II. Mct'onvey was summoned for
expressing without a licence. Counsel
appeared for him and tendered a plea
of   guilty,     Il   was   explained   io   the
Magistrates thai very filthy language
had been used by the defendant lo th,
policeman when he delivered the summons  to  him.      Councillor Thomas
was very wmih when he heard tIi���-
nature oi the language used, anil said
he would allow no Vancouver man
or any other man to use language in
the constables in executing their
duly. Also that the magistrates
would nol accept a plea of guilty
from counsel. The defendant would
require to come to Court and explain
why he used ibis language. The ease
was remanded  till  Wednesday.
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In Ihe first innings, J. Pcteros scored
against the police, but in the second
Councillor Thomas batted him cleanly over. Peteros was charged with
hawking without a licence. When the
policeman produced a summons for
him to appear at court, Peteros failed
to answer his name. A warrant was
then issued for his arrest. Peteros
learned of this, and called at the police station, leaving a substantial bail
to guarantee his appearance. At the
next court, when his case came up
for hearing, Peteros produced a licence
dated prior to thc summons, explaining that when the policeman asked
for it he had left it at home.
In the course of the evidence it
came out that the family, who are
Greeks, had different names, and that
three of them are hawkers. Chief
Jackson tried to find out if the one
licence did for the lot. So the case
had to be dismissed. In thc second
charge of failing to answer the summons, he was found guilty, and had
to pay a tine of $2 and costs of court,
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Thomas Matthews had the honor
of being the first to be summoned by
thc new truant officer. On Saturday
he appeared before thc magistrate to
answer the charge of why his son
Kenneth was not attending the
school. He told a tale that many a
time has been listened to���a hardworking-man striving to do his duty
by his family. His boy had taken a
dislike to the school. The father had
taken him several times lo thc school.
Had thrashed him when he knew that
he was playing truant, and did every
thing he could to make the boy attend regularly. Kenny, down whose
cheeks the tears ran, and whose
sobs could be heard throughout thc
court room, listened as all his misdeeds were recounted by Mr. Mc-
Mahon. ���
The Reeve and thc Councillor tried
their fatherly advice on the youngster,
who looked rather bright and intelligent. .They explained to him the
trouble he was getting his father into. On Kenny promising to go to
school in future the father was allowed to go on suspended sentence.
W.   A.   BELL
301 50th Avenue East
South Hill P. O.
Estimates Given
Thc grocer stood in his little store ;
He  had  washed   his     windows    and
swept  his  floor,
And he said, "I wonder who'll  make
a roar
On  thc cost of things this morning?
No odds what's wrong, and no odds
what's right,
My load of worry is never light.
For   somebody   comes   in   and   wants
to light
I In the cost of things each  morning.
"These fresh-laid eggs, do you Understand
Were bought    and    bargained    from
hand to hand,
And  the  price  went up  as  the  eggs
I am blamed for that (his morning.
This   flour,   this   sugar,   this   bag   of
They came by routes that made prices
But the verdict is that I am al fault
For  the  cost  of  things  this  mom
"The   people   rage   and   the   papers
The reformers shout and the voters
And  the  housewife's  face    wears    a
hitter scowl
When she orders things each morning.
Producer, railroad and middleman
Each   makes   the  product  pay  all   it
And  the  folks  put  me in  the  roasting pan
For the cost of things each morning!"
The whale is doomed, and is becoming scarcer and scarcer every year.
Unless man desists in hunting these
marine monsters, they will soon be
nothing but a dim memory.
Of all whales the sperm variety is
the most important; to be guilty of a
shameless pun, it is the Prince of
Whales. It is this type that carries
the valuable sperm-oil and the spermaceti wax that makes such fine
The sperm whales live together in
schools, sometimes a hundred strong,
and are led by mammoth bull-whales
sixty feet in length. These huge male
creatures have terrible fights, combats of amazing fury that invariably
end in the death of one or other of
thc combatants.
You'll say so, if you try us.
25th   and  MAIN STREET
J. D. Marston
Builder   and   Contractor
Joiner and Cabinet
Show   Cases,   Store   and   Office
Fixtures, Sash, Doors,
Frames, Etc.
Estimates given on all classes of
Phone :  Fairmont 989
me from this elevation. "I think
that it will rain if the wind falls. Just
you watch if it doesn't," he went on
kindly, "and tell me tomorrow."
"I shan't see you tomorrow," I retorted, with the mental addition���"not
to speak to, you self-complacent duffer, you. I'll take care of that." I
suppose I had no sense of humor or
I shouldn't have felt so annoyed. But
what is a sense of humor, anyhow?
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
Northwestern League
Vancouver v. Spokane
July 1���two games
Weekday games 4  o'clock
Saturday afternoons,  3 o'clock
Vancouver vs. New Westminster-1912
July 1, July 20, August 3, August 17,
August 24, and September 14.
Season tickets for abote games, entitling
holders to the same seats for every game, are
on Bale at Harry Godfrey's Sporting Goods
Store,   132   Hastings  Street  Weat.
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor of Chiropratic)
250    22ml    Avenue    East,    close    to
Main Street
Hours :  1.30 lill 6.    Consultation free
Chiropractic succeeds where medicine fails. For all complaints, whether
acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
the thing.
THE USE OF WATER (or lawns, gardens,
streets and sidewalk sprinkling is strictly prohibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turned
off and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
Waterworks Superintendent
^.Ca SATURDAY, JUNE 29,  1912
South Vancouver
River Road, Ontario Street, and B. C. Electric Trackage and
All  Lots  Cleared  and  Graded
Subdivision of portion of Jilock 11, D. I* 322
River Road Lots, each  $1250
Ontario Street Lots, each      H00
Inside Lots, each     700
Terms : One-sixth cash, halancc over three years.
For Plans, Price List and Particulars apply
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, Mcl'arland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreement* For Sale Purchased
Incorporation or Annexation
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thorne   Metal  Store  Front   Bars,   Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Peach  &  Garden
��9   Real Estate
Specialists in South
Vancouver   Realty
Corner 24th and Main Street
Riverview Realty Co.
We believe in the destiny of South Vancouver. We believe that Fraser Street is the natural commercial centre
of South Vancouver. We will give you our reasons for
this belief if you call upon us.
J. L. EVANS,  Manager
Corner of Fraser Street and Ferris Road
Now, Here is a Chance for You!
Hero is a Homesite with a view over the North Arm of the Fraser and
the arable areas al Lulu Island thai will cause you to rise every
morning and thank f',..il you are alive,
Ii  is a  Lit  tliiriy i"iir feel  wide, occupied al  prcsenl  by  two  lino
This Lot is at the i"i> of the North Ann slope���on Rosenburg Road���
half-a-block  from busy Main Street.
Si\ hundred and fifty will pul it in your wife's name���a few hundred
will build a cosy bungalow on ii���raise a  few chickens, some
garden stuff and roses.
R. J. McLauchlan
4443 Main St. Phone:  Fair. 317
Phone : Fairmont 1492
Sales   conducted   on   short   notice.     Quick   settlement,   and
satisfaction guaranteed
The B. C. Wine Co.
Carry a large and well-assorted stock of selected Wines and
Sole Agents for
H. Simpson & Co.'s "BLUE FUNNEL" SCOTCH
Whitbread & Co.'s LONDON ALE AND STOUT
Phone : Seymour 312
Special   deliveries   every   Tuesday   and   Friday   mornings   to
South Vancouver
The in.-.-thin held in the old School-
bouse by the ratepayers of Ward IV
K'.i'.f a  n I  index  ol  the prevalent
feeling throughout the municipality
] The principal speaker was Reeve
i Kerr, and from the oul ��� ��� I he lei il be
plainly  undersl 1  thai  he  was pn
pared t" go forward  with hii plal
form  pledges,  also  thai  he was and
had done everything in his pnwei  to
advance    the    furtherance    >i    tin ic
pledges   I lowe\ er, in Ihe ei enl "i the
failure "i annexation he was prepared
to  advocate  incorporation,    Council'
lor Third believes thai annexation i-
the only hope "i carrying through lhe
greal   schemes  ol   improvement   thai
are necessary, and that if sewers and
the Id ick paving of the principal high
ways ar<- to be done,    it    musl    be
through annexation     M>.>t    of   the
speaker- who followed confessed thai
they  w.rc apostles  from annexation
to  incorporation     That   the  munici-
pality has now reached a state of intolerance and has become unwieldy in
its working is hey..ml dispute,    Vs a
good deal of feeling will be engendered during the next    two   or    three
months  over  this  question  we miirht
look at it from a dispassionate point
of view and  see  which  will  be best
for  the municipality.    In    the    lirst ;
place, if we become annexed to Van
couver they will be entitled to spenda
sum of at ieast $8,000,000 on improvement and developments of South Vancouver.    Now, is Vancouver in a position to do this?   We know she is nol
at   the  present   time.     It   will  be  two
years   hence   before   she   can   borrow
any  money  on   the   South  Vancouver
rates,   W'e know at the present time
she is in a state of impecuniosity thai
may prove chronic.    It is taxing the
resourcefulness  and   ingenuity  of  her
Councillors   at   the   present   time   to
keep the machine moving.    Such being  the  condition   of  affairs  in   Vancouver, is it reasonable to expect that
j she  will  divert  from   her own  pressing: needs any large  sum  of  money
I towards   thc   development     and     improvement of South Vancouver? Some
might   say  at  the  end  of two  years
she will  let us  have  the money that
she borrows on us.    Two years hence
is    not    today;     the     needs    of    the
present are not  the  requirements of
the future.    At the end of this period
Vancouver  will   be  in  the  vortex   of
great   harbor   development     schemes
and   other   necessary     improvements
which  will be draining her resources
to   the   lasl   cent   and     bringing     her
credit   to   the   point   beyond   which   il
cannot  go       I 'nder    thi n     ciri um
-lane-   will   any   on.-   for   a   moment
dream thai   Vancouver  will  hand over
I,, be expended on South  V'am
ilds largi   -um oi money ?    Thi   spirit
of those who entered into thi  as
in, ni   ma)   !�����  hilling  to  ki i p  faith,
bul we an- afraid thai the pn ol
iri im -'.in, es m ill le -���' strong that
iln -pirit will In broken and fall .it
��� in   feel like a broken iced
In the evenl ol annexation what
benefits will we receive? In tin- first
jil.ei- we "ill In able to lay thai nt
aii pari of Vancouvei < mr insurance rate-, will be r, .In. ed, possibly
our electric bills "ill be -miller, and
there is a chance of the 5 cent fare
being more extended throughout the
municipality. Then those living along
the border may be able to induce the
GaS Company to pul their main- in,
but l doubt if they will go beyond
the more densely populated districts,
And the greatest of all i-.. as one of
the speakers said al the meeting, you
can boost for Vancouver, knowing you
are   part  of  it.
These  are   the   benefits   of   annexa
tion.   What i- on lhe other -id,- of the
Vmi will require to pay a very
much  higher rate of taxation.
It will be two years before you call
gel any improvements. During that!
period your municipality will remain
stagnant, Real estate values will not
advance. Thai greatest of all gills
that God ever gave to a city, the making of ;i fresh-water harbor on the?
North Arm of the Fraser River, "ill
in ver take place as long as dockage
can be found for a ship from Coal
Harbor to the end of Burrard Inlet
at   Port   Moody.
These are the pros and cons for
annexation. Let each ratepayer
think them over for himself, discuss
the matters with his acquaintances
who have been longer here than he.
attend the various meetings that will
be held throughout the municipality,
and then, wdien the time comes, let
, him vote as his judgment leaches
him. Whether the vote is for annexation or for incorporation is alone up
to each voter. They will have done
t-heir duty no matter on which side
they vote.
Next week we will treat the matter
'from the viewpoint of incorporation.
Personal and Other Items
A special lire drill was held in two
of the schools of South Vancouver
on Friday. Fire Chief Wand states
that in one case the 75(1 pupils were
out of the school and on the street in
one and thrne quarter minutes. All
the schools have a very efficient fire
drill system, and-danger in case of
fire is reduced to a minimum.
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Mrs. Andrew Robson, of Duns,
Berwickshire, Scotland, and Mrs.
Jack Lauder, of Condie, Regina, are
visiting Mr. James Portents, James
Street, their brother, and will remain
for some time.
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Provincial Manual Training Superintendent Donnell visited Lord Selkirk School mi Friday (last week.) in
company with Mr. Woodcock, who
has been appointed instructor in the
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The Ladies' Aid of Victoria Road
Presbyterian Church had a social at
the residence of the pastor, 14111
Eighteenth street on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
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Central   Park   Orangemen   have  decided  to take  part  in  "The Glorious
: Twelfth"   celebration   at   Xew   West
minster.    The  lodge  expects  lo have
its nvw flag for the celebration.
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There   is   a   desire   mi   the   part   of
several  prominent   citizens  in   Ward
I  in secure the services of ex Coun
cillor   Todrick    as   a    successor    i"
Spencer   Robinson  in  thc council.
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tier 111!) boys hale handed in their
names from three schools ju connec
lion with the proposal to have a six
I days' camp at Victoria dining [he
holidays The school boys arc show
ing great enthusiasm in the matter.
Tents, bedding and i I "ill be pro
vided    free,    and    the    boys   expect    to
have a  real  good  time.
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Rev, Mr Doman, of the Govern
ment works, Edmonton, visited Mr.
ml Mrs. McAllister, corner Prince Al
bert and Kensington Avenue, the first
of  the   week.
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Mrs. McAllister, corner Prince Albert and Kensington Avenue, will not
receive again  this  season.
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Mrs, Mason, corner Home Road
and Prince Allien Street who was
seriously ill in the West End Hospital, has recovered sufficiently to return home and is now convalescent.
ing farewell to her son. the lover to
his girl, and the emigrant to his native land which he may never see
again. A tinkle of bells; (lK. luggage comes in faster and faster; the
tugs at the side get busy, and volumes
of black smoke begin to vomit from
the mammoth funnels. The captain
takes his place on the bridge. Tinkle
goes the bridge telegraph again. "All
ready!" "Let goi" the mighty hawsers fall with a resounding splash into the water, and then the stage
seems to be moving slowly past us,
and we see a blurred mass of waving
handkerchiefs, until at hist it is lost
to sight in the mist.
A beautiful Turneresque sunset, and
then darkness. The electric lights
sparkle on deck, and the portholes
throw long wavy spears of light far
across the water. All night we thrash
our way through the Irish Channel.
When we awake in thc morning we
can see nothing from the porthole,
hut hear every few moments .a des
pairing wail like lhe cry of the Han
slice. Irish mist all around, and the
foghorn of the lighthouse making a
mournful  noise,
People who are thrown together
quickly become friendly, and wc arc
soon greeting and chatting "iih one
another, sharing hooks, deck chairs,
etc.. and doing all thai is possible to
make each other happy. The vessel
itself provides interest for half the
v oyage, At night, in the bi iws i I thi
ship, one could feel  the majesty and
loneliness  of the  sea.    A   full  u n
made the scene indescribably beauti
in! It si:,,m like masses ..| jewel
dust .flung  "ii  in bluish black  velvet,
and the masts and rigging threw
lim - "i i'i or) black across the di ik-
The stokeholds are iln ship', inferno;
grimy figures nunc about in -cm
darkness; coal is e> em hen Sudden
ly a boiler door is flung "per. and �� i
shade our ey< s .1- we ti emblingl}
I.ml, ,11 lhe dazzling mass of mean
descent light. Equality and the right
of mail shuck one with startling
vividness as we gazed on these poor
We did imt see a sail until
we were off Newfoundlaand; there
we sighted several French fishing
vessels low down on the horizon.
That night the sunset was amazing
ly beautiful, the sun going down with
a crimson glow amid a mass of ragged clouds. This was followed by
bitterly cold winds coming, we were
told,  straight   from  the ice-fields.
Al lasl land is sighted, and we get
nearer and nearer to our destination
We now say "Farewell" to our new
friends, for in an hour or so we Step
ashore, with strange feelings as to
what the new country has in store
for us.
Scenes  on  the  Way
W'e pass down the landing stage
and soon notice the leviathan towering above the buildings, ami giving
everything a diminutive look. We
seem like Lilliputians, bin as we gel
nearer the simile varies to that of a
nest of disturbed ants. Piles of hoses,
trunks, valises, travelling wardrobes,
kit-bag- without number, arc in huge
heaps, while men arc darling at the
piles and flinging them on to an endless hand, which carries them right to
the ship's hatchways. Donkey en
gines pain and snort, winches creak,
and every second a pile of cargo
flees from the stage to the ship like
a  piece of feather down.
We go aboard, find our berths, and
then watch the leave taking. Some
are matter-of-fact "Good live. old
chap!" and a hearty grip, but others
are harder to watch, for one sees tears
very near.
is tin
The Rev. II. Francis Perry, hi),
of the First Baptist Church. City,
concluded his scries of sermons on
the Ten Commandments on Sunday
evening As indicating thc extremes
to which covetousness will drive men.
he told a story of a man who was sup
posed to have died in a shack in South
Vancouver. News went out that the
poor fellow had died, and his nla
tious had not the wherewithal to bury
him. A philanthropic lady resident
heard of this, and proceeded to the
-hack, where she was shown the
corpse laid out on a dirty bed and
covered with a sheet. She at once
volunteered to contribute half the expenses of the funeral, and handed
over several dollars. On leaving she
left her muff behind, and when she
returned unexpectedly she found the
corpse silling up in bed counting the
I "bits."    That, he said, was an example
other say-of what avarice would do
Will BUY you a home under our easy-payment plan. Small cash
payment, balance easy monthly instalments; no mortgage to assume.
Our houses are fully modern, artistically designed, and close to car-
line, school and stores.
A Savings Account may be opened with any amount from $1.00
upward. We pay 4 per cent., credited quarterly. Each depositor is
furnished with a check book, in a handsome seal-grain leathe. cover,
and is privileged to issue checks against his or lur account. Cet into
the habit of paying all your household bills by cheque. It is the safest
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166 Hastings St. West
Electrical Engineers and Contractors
Everything Electrical
For Sale, A Snap : 1-3 h.p. Motor, direct current
The Square Deal Realty Company
South Vancouver Specialists
Twenty-fifth and Main Phone : Fairmont 807
R. G. SIMM, Manager
Your Daily Round
"pSAS it occurred to you how largely adver-
*���' tising influences your habits, your
tastes, and your surroundings?
Just follow a day in it- course.
In the morning you jump out of lied. And
1". ii you an.' a man of the century, you arc
in pajamas bought of an advertiser.
You hurry into the bath. In a few minutes
Mm arc in the room, encounter fixtures, - 'ap.
a flesh brush, sponge and towels; a razor,
talcum, denial cream, and a tooth brush;
and wind up wilh ;t nail file and military
brushes���well advertised articles, every one
nl them.
The hath over, you slip into a union suit,
a coal fitting shirt, hose, garters, shoes,
clothes, all advertised, and. hurrying downstairs, are soon in the library, listening to a
famous record or two.
Meanwhile, milady is upstairs, and oh,
what man would dare try to fathom the influence of advertising in that wonderful
world of hers!
Presently breakfast is served. An advertised range yields a well-known cereal. That
removed, the maid brings in a familiar bacon,
and  an  equally  familiar  coffee,  while  the
griddle cakes and  . I almost  spoke
the name of the syrup!
Down to the ofl
Advertised?   Yes?
Arrived there, your wife reminds you, by
phone (advertised), that you are to take her
party of friends to the theatre in the evening, and. looking over the announcements,
you are again brought face to face with advertising.
Night comes. The day ends. But even
then advertising follows you. The button
at your bedside turns jff an advertised light!
Down to the office you go.
The motor? EIGHT
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
Powe's  Furnishing Store
On account of limited space, we are sacrificing our present
lines of boots, shoes, hats, and caps
To make room for a large line of new goods soon to arrive.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Equipped with up-to-date machinery.
Every order receives our prompt attention.
First-class work done.
Pioneer Dry Goods Store
Deal at the
Main Meat  Market
Corner 25th Ave. and Main Street
The Store of Quality
J. Shaw
E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
All Kinds of Building Material
Dealers in Lumber, Brick, Sand. Lime, Gravel, Tacoma Plaster,
Satin Spar, Etc.
A 33ft. Lot on Westminster Road, at Ferguson, with fine new
5-room Bungalow, set back, allowing for store on front. $4,200.
Terms Arranged.
Black &  McDonnell
418 Abbott Street Phone : Sey. 6377
Branch Office : Westminster and Wales Rd.
Phone :  Collingwood 52
Story of the Dardanelles
By II   Sacher
One and three-quarter acre, in Burnaby, for $4,000. $1,000 cash, and
2lA years for the balance.   This is certainly a cheap buy.
Two Lots, 33^i by 160ft., close to Central Park Station. $475 each;
$75 cash, balance $10 a month.
Westminster Road Lot, 68 by 175ft, all in grass, for $2000. $200
cash, balance $60 every three months. This is the cheapest Lot on
the Westminster Road-
GEORGE HORNING & CO. cq?#tl,opnark
The Italian bombardment of the
Dardanelles is imt the first attempt in
modern timet of a licet to force its
way through the Straits to Constantinople, I'll' Russian Heel made sev
eral attempts in 1770 under the command ci Sir Samuel Grelg, a Se..ts
man. "Im had seen service under
Hawke, and "di the title of father of
the Russian Navy. Nothing was effected because the Sultan had in the
Chevalier Tott an excellent engineer
.itTieer who fortified the entrance to
the Dardanelles with ureal skill.
The only European Beet which litis
actually forced its way through the
Dardanelles was the British Squadron
under Admiral Duckworth. At the
end of 1806 the Russian pressure
drove the Sultan into 'he arms of Napoleon. The Emperor Alexander persuaded the British Government to
send a fleet to compel Turkey to
abandon the French Alliance, and in
February, 1807, Lord Collingwood
was ordered to send tl squadron under Sir John Duckworth to Constantinople. Sir John was an incompetent
person, and the expedition very nearly ended In complete disaster. There
was no difficulty in forcing a passage
through the Dardanelles, which were
at this time hardly fortified, but
trouble began when thc ships lay before  Constantinople.
Duckworth had received strict orders not to negotiate. He disobeyed
them, and precious time was wasted.
Colonel Scbastiani, Napoleon's famous
agent, roused the Turks to resistance
and under his direction batteries were
erected at every strategical point.
The Dardanelles are some 50 miles
long; the maximum width of the
channel is a little more than four
miles, and it narrows down to a mile
and a quartet. The shores arc hilly,
giving splendid stations for defensive
batteries. A fleet which had to run
the gauntlet would have a highly dangerous task, and it was this into
which Duckworth allowed himself to
drift, lie waited for the completion
of thc Turkish preparations before
commencing the return journey.
More by fortune than skill he brought
the squadron through with no greater
loss than 300 men, and no attempt
was made to repeat the enterprise.
Since then until recently no fleet
has ever forced or tried to force its
way through the Dardanelles, although on repeated occasions fleets
have passed through without the consent of the Sultan and in breach of international agreement. In 1833, when
Mahomet All, thc revolted Pasha of
Egypt) threatened Constantinople,
Russia sent a squadron to protect the
Sultan's capital, and later in the same
year the Russian Baltic Fleet passed
through thc Straits into the Black
Sea. In 1840, when Mahomet Ali
again threatened Constantinople, the
English fleets entered thc Straits. In
1853, when Russia occupied the Principalities, and before the declaration
of war, the English and French fleets
passed through the Dardanelles; and
again in 1878, when the Russian army
lay outside Constantinople, the British fleet was sent through the Straits.
It is very improbable that the passage could he forced by a licet today,
Thc Turks have had months In which
to fortify thc Straits, and what with
modern guns, mines and submarines,
the long and narrow channel is probably impregnable. At thc very least
the Italian fleet would lose several
ships. That is thc opinion of prudent
men in Italy. They realize that even
if thc Italian licet could force its way
through it could not strike a vital
blow which would compel Turkey to
make peace. Constantinople may not
be fortified, and could not therfore be
bombarded. In any event, a bombardment would merely cause loss of
life and property. The Italians could
not land and occupy the city, and
even if they could they would be no
nearer peace. The political reaction
might, of course, be very considerable.
but that, though disturbing to Kit
rope, would not assist Italy. Against
these very dubious advantages Italy
must set the very real probability of
losing a huge part of her fleet, and SO
surrendering (or an indefinite period
her chance of naval supremacy in lhe
Adriatic or Eastern  Mediterranean.
If in spite of the overwhelming arguments against action in the Dar
dandles the Italian fleet has coin
menced operations, this is due to two
forces���the growing discontent of thc
Italian people at the prolongation of
the war, and thc agitation of the
Jingo "Nationalist" Party, which
made the war and sees its own bankruptcy ahead. There is one other
probable force���Russian influence.
Russia and Italy are peculiarly intimate just now, and Russia has the
very highest interest in raising the
question of the Dardanelles. Il is not
probable, however, that the Italian
Government means to push the enterprise home. Its idea is probably
to do just enough to soothe the discontented in Italy and to give Russia
a chance to raise the whole question
of the status of the Dardanelles when
the time comes to make peace.
Status  of  the  Dardanelles
Thc status of thc Dardanelles and
of thc Bosphorus���thc Bosphorus is
the channel connecting Constantinople with the Black Sea, just as thc
Dardanelles connects the Sea of
Marmora and south Constantinople,
which lies at the eastern end of the
Sea of Marmora, with the .Sigean���
is very peculiar.
In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries the Turks conquered all the
territory round the Dardanelles, the
Sea of Marmora, thc Bosphorus, the
Black Sea, and the Sea of Azov. All
these waters were treated as strictly
territorial waters. The Sultan for
a long time permitted no foreign
ship, war or merchant, to enter anj
of these waters. The French in the
sixteenth century made a commercial
treaty with the Sultan, but their merchant ships were not allowed to pass
beyond Constantinople; for warships
the   prohibition   remained   absolutely
It was in 17IKI that Peter the Great
first made a lodgment on the coast
of these southern waters by capturing Azov, but he was not allowed to
put the ship upon the water of the
Black Sea. From this time the opening of away through to thc Mcditer
raiiean became a supreme object of
Russian policy. Russian arms grad-
ually conquered the northern shores
of the Black Sea. and in 1774 the
Treaty of Kutchuk Kainardji gave
Russia and all lhe other Powers the
right to send their merchant ships
through ihe straits. Prom that time
the full territorial sovereignty of the
Sultan over these waters was at an
Russian   Aspirations
The Russians aimed at getting a
free passage for their warships, and
they wauled this to be not a right
Common to all the Powers, but a
Russian prerogative. In 1798 they
imposed a treaty to thai effect upon
Turkey. According to this, the
Straits were to be open to Russian
warships and closed to those of all
other non-Turkish Powers. In 1805
this treaty was renewed, but French
intervention brought it to an end. It
was consequent upon this that the
Duckworth expedition was sent. In
1809 England intervened decisively.
As long ago as 1700 thc British Government tried to keep Russia out of
Southern waters. Warned by the
Russo-Turkissh Treaty of 1805, the
British Government made with Turkey in 1808 a treaty under which the
Sultan undertook to close the Straits
to the warships of all Powers. The
treaty called this an "ancient rule of
the Ottoman Empire." It was nothing
of the kind, but England, with thc
assistance of France, made it a rule
of international law. Russia, Prussia,
Austria and France accepted it by
signing the Convention of London of
1841, and it was embodied in the
Treaty of Paris of 1856, and in the
Convention of London in 1871. One
of the main purposes of Russia in the
war of 1877 was to get this rule overthrown, but England got it confirmed I
al the Congress of Berlin, and it
governs the status of the Straits today. Russia, however, has never professed to like the rule, which practically excludes her as a maritime
Power from thc Mediterranean. Tu
1908, at thc time of the Balkan crisis,
Russia tried to get the Straits opened,
and again last December. She will
try again when peace is being made
between Italy and Turkey.
Those who have ever felt the sting
of a Jersey mosquito will be interested in any measure of mosquito extermination. A vigorous warfare has
been instituted by the health department of Montclair, N. J., to clean up
all breeding places of the pest before
thc propagating season fairly opens.
The following recommendations are
made, looking to the reduction of the
mosquito population by some hundreds of millions :
Pick up all cans and bottles.
Turn over every pail or tub that
may hold water.
Drain or fill every little depression.
Clean up the edges of ponds and
See that the roof gutters arc not
stopped up, and that they have a proper fall.
Not only tolerate but assist the
special inspector who will visit your
premises once each week. Every citizen will benefit by whatever relief is
obtained as a result of these inspections.
Watch your neighbor and report
him if lie violates the law.
Those who ignore this warning will
be made public, as they ought to be.
The United States government, having complete jurisdiction, has been
able to clean up the Panama Canal
zone in every respect; but the New
Jersey town desirous of getting rid
of its mosquito pest will have to rely
somewhat upon arousing public sentiment against those who permit
breeding spots upon their premises.���
Bigness is a purely relative matter.
The big thing in the eyes of one is
small in the view of another.
W'e have heard a gread deal in the
lasl few years about "big business"
and its corruption. Some big corporations have been corrupt and monopolistic, but demagogues and yellow
journals have preached the doctrine
that all business that is big is bad,
that it must be bad because it is big.
But a business doesn't need to be
a monopoly in order to be "big." To
the misfits who find difficulty in making both ends meet, the man who is
successfully carrying on a business
with ten or twenty thousand dollars'
capital represents "big business." To
the man with nothing, $100 looks as
big as $25,000 does to some one else
who is making a success of life. To
all intents and purposes the latter
seems to the former to be the millionaire class.
Wc have no right to penalize success. What we want to do is to increase the number who belong in that
class. Business isn't bad because it
is big. The chances are that it is big
because it has been intelligently managed and offers to the public something a little better than the average.
In thc United States every man has
a chance. The poor today may be
rich tomorrow. What we want is a
fair chance for everybody, the same
law for rich as for poor, for big as
for little business. That is what we
have, and the demagogue who goes
about sowing the seeds of discontent
is unworthy of the right of citizenship in this great republic.���Exchange.
Mrs. D. C Craig, Cedar Cottage,
and Mrs. Carl Beck, 915 Robson
Street, expect to leave for Edmonton
about the first of July. While in that
city they will be the guests of their
sister,  Mrs. James  Findlay.
is Going to be the Centre
of a Great City
Prices in this district will advance and advance, and
then advance, and we will think with wonder of the
time that we could buy at present prices.
Share the prosperity of this district by buying a lot in
one of our new subdivisions.
317 Pender West
Collingwood East
Beaver Lands Ltd.
Successors to the Collingwood Land Company
Real Estate and Insurance
Head Office
505 Richards St.
Collingwood East
2653 4th Ave. W., Kitsilano
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
Sand For Sale���
Good, fresh-water sand.    S. E. corner 43rd Avenue
and Main Street
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
(Clements & Tufnail)
Dealers in
Collingwood West Station
Get our prices before placing your order First-class work.
Prompt delivery.   Estimates most cheerfully furnished.
Large  Lots
No. 1 Road and Grant
(Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash payment. These lots are
cleared, and some have been resold at nearly
double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near
Park Avenue. Cleared. Splendid Business
Site.   Away below market value.
The widening and paving of Westminster
Road is now an assured fact, and prices will
soon be on the jump.   Get in and buy now.
J, B. Todrick
& Company
Phone : Collingwood 13R SATURDAY, JUNE 29,   1912
"The People Have Spoken"
"We are on the highway to great prosperity.   It is expected that within two weeks the harbor
plan will be under way."
Mayor Lee, of New Westminster, as reported in the press June 26.
is the only subdivision available on any part of Annacis Island, the centre of activity of the coming
industrial and commercial heart of Greater Vancouver
Terrific Majority Given
Bylaw for Royal City
Harbor Scheme
New Westminster  Decides  in  Favor
of Improvements With but Hundred
Dissenting   Voices���More   Than   a
Million Dollars Will  Be Expended
Under Various  Bylaws
(From The Sun Correspondent)
Heeding   the   warning   of   Mayor
Joint A. Lee that the Koyal City had
at  last arrived at  the parting of the
ways,  the  ratepayers  have  decisively
passed the money bylaws for harbor
and other improvements.
The campaign, which has been one
of the most energetic of any in past
years where money bylaws have been
placed on thc ballot for the consideration of the people, was intensified
by the inclusion of the harbor improvement and development bylaw
calling for $51X1,000.
This was the result of months of
strenuous effort and labor on thc part
ot the mayor, assisted by members
of the city council, whereby magnificent plans were formulated that make
possible the entrance into New Westminster of the large transcontinental
railroads ai.d the construction of harbor facilities whereby it is hoped to
make" Xew Westminster the Liverpool of thc Pacific coast.
Impatiently Awaited.
The citizens of New Westminster
have for some time past impatiently
awaited   the   announcement     of     the
plans thai thc council have had under
consideration,   and   the   result   of   thc j
election    has    instilled    a    feeling    of j
general  enthusiasm    throughout    the:
city.    It is universally accepted as the
dawning of a new era in the commer- '
rial and industrial life of New West- j
On the result of the election many
large and important events have waited, such as the future course of the
Canadian Northern railroad plans for
its passenger terminals on the Pacific
coast; the Great Northern railroad
and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul railroad, which is heading north
into New Westminster and liritish
Negotiate for Sites
Many large industrial enterprises
have negotiated with thc city from
time to time for Mies along the waterfront, which the city has heretofore
been unable to provide, but which can
HOH all be taken care of wilh Ihe con
itruction of the wharves along the
city waterfront and the widening of
Im Imt street
11 has been privately announced that
���everal enterprises now located in
New  Westminster will    Immediately
provide for expansion for largely increasing their plants and warehouses.
Mills will be enlarged and large elevators constructed.
Mayor Lee. to whom great credit
is due for his untiring effort* in bringing the people of Xew Westminster
to a realization of the vast opportunities that Nature has provided them in
the making of a magnificent freshwater harbor, leaves at once on his
mission to London, England, where he
will make arrangements for the disposal of present and future issues of
the citv debentures on the London
Will Hold Conference
On his way, his worship will stop
off at Ottawa and confer with thc Dominion ministers in regard to the
harbor scheme. At St. Paul he is due
to meet the heads of the great Northern Railway in connection with the
proposal of that company to bring
their line into Xew Westminster over
the new bridge to be constructed via
Annacis and Lulu Islands.
All towns, as they grow to great cities, if they have river water-
frontage with fresh-water facilities nearby, make the fresh-water
port their commercial centre.
The great industries, giving employment to thousands of men,
spring up around thc fresh-water port.
- The history of all world-important industrial, commercial and
shipping cities proves conclusively that river harbors attract the
great shipping and industrial interests.
In every continent we find the great commercial and trading
cities on the banks of rivers, even if the open ocean is only a few
miles away and easily accessible, and even if the city first developed on the open sea.
London, the world's metropolis, is on the Thames.
Liverpool, Great Britain's largest foreign-trade port, is on
the Mersey.
Glasgow, the L'nited Kingdom's coal, iron and shipbuilding
city, is on the Clyde.
New York, America's great foreign shipping port, and next to
London the world's largest city, is on the Hudson.
Xew Orleans. Portland, St. Petersburg, Hamburg. Antwerp,
Calcutta, and Buenos Ayres, are a few���and only a few���examples
of great cities and world ports which have developed on the banks
of rivers.
The terse remark made years ago by Sir William Van Home,
that "Canada lias developed the hopper at the expense of the
spout," is now less applicable in view of ihe preparation which
Westminster is making for the trade which will follow the opening
nf the Panama.   The magnificent harbor improvement plan "i
the Royal City is sweeping and comprehensive in design, providing all tlie elements of a great national port Inr Greater
There is nothing problematical about  the  future oi West
minster Harbor.   It is a certainty now endorsed by the
Work has been started at the mouth of the Fraser River bv the
And provision has already been made by the Provincial Government in the estimates, 1912, to connect Annacis Island with
the mainland.
Read any current newspaper and you will see how Xew Westminster Harbor will figure with the railways.
Nature has decreed that the commercial centre of Greater
Vancouver is to be Annacis Island. She has created here a natural
harbor with plenty of space fronting on deep water for the
focusing of railway terminals, factory sites, grain elevators and
docks. In anticipation of the enormous traffic of the future
Annacis Avenue has been surveyed 250 feet wide.
This is the only opportunity the investing public will have of
securing property at or near Annacis Avenue, the coming great
thoroughfare of Greater Vancouver.
It is like going back ten or fifteen years ago in the history of
Vancouver and buying property on Burrard Inlet, or Cordova or
Hastings Streets at one-tenth the present prices. The whole of
this subdivision will be sold immediately, and when sold it closes
out the opportunity of securing property at or near Annacis Ave.
Investors are invited to secure a copy of the price list at once
and compare for themselves the prices of "Westminster Harbor
Sites" with prices of waterfrontage on any part of Burrard Inlet.
Ai even live times their present prices, in conjunction with the
shipping and manufacturing facilities afforded in this locality,
they will be most tempting to manufacturers and others. Every
foot of land on Annacis Island will be required to locate the industries of Greater Vancouver and those who purchase now are
assured of a ready re-sale ai splendid profits.
Write ai once for a copy of the folder containing the official
map of Xew Westminster 1 [arbor, showing ihe location of "Westminster Harbor Sites Subdivision," giving lot plan, prices and
terms and full particulars. This folder will be of thc utmost value
to every person interested in Greater Vancouver, whether thej
intend investing now or not, as it shows tlie future direction of the
city's growth.   Fill in your name and address and send today.
Westminster Harbor Sites
Dominion Stock & Bond Corporation Limited
Temporary Offices: 328 Hastings Street W., Vancouver, B.C.       Phone Seymour 8485
Granville Street Agents: Alliance Trust & Investment Company Limited, 603 Granville Street
Agent: H. G. WICKWIRE, 3326 Main Street       Phone Fairmont 821
Dominion Stock & Bond Corporation,
328 Hastings Street W.
Please send me, at once, illustrated folder
with maps, price lists, etc.
Address	 TEN
PLAN  YOUR       North Arm  Steamship
EASTERN EXCURSION       c��nW Limited
The  Scenic   Route of  America
Special 1"^' Round trip Ticketi on
sale to all pointi Ea��l on varioui
dstei .luring the Summer monthi
for a moit delightful trip during
the warm weather take ��� trip on the
new fad
SS. Princess Patricia
Now making two tups daily between
Vancouver and Nanaimo.
For rates, reservations, and further
Information ripply to :
C. MILLARD. Depot Ticket Agent, Vancouver.
J. MOE. C. P. A., 43* Hastings St.. Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
Terminal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Howe Sound Route
Meals and Afternoon Tea Served
on Board
Charles Stuart Campbell, Councillor for Ward V.
Thc large, comfortable stem-wheel steamer
refitted entirely for this run will make a
DAILY TRIP to THE NORTH ARM, Burrard Inlet on week days (except Saturdays)
at 9.15 a.m., Saturdays, at 2.30 p.m.; Sundays, at 10.30 a.m., calling nt Roslyn Park,
Lake Huntzen and Indian River Park, arriving back in Vancouver at about 6.30 p.m.
Steamers sail from Ferry land���Foot of
Main  Street.
S.S. Baramba leaves Evans Coleman Dock
every morning at 9:15, Sunday 10:30 a.m.,
for Powen Island, Bindlcy's Ldg., Invercraig,
Anvil Island, Britannia Mines, Newport,
Squamish and Mill Creek. The Baramba arrives at Newport at 2:15 p.m. and leaves at
2:30 p.m., arriving in Vancouver at 7:00 p.m.
Meals on board, 50 cents. Fare to Bowen
Island, 50 cents each way. All points above
Bowen Island, $1.00 each way. Special Excursion Tickets, good for day of issue, only
$1.00 Round Trip.
Dr. A. J. Brett
S. E. Cor. 25th Ave. and Main St.
Phone : Fairmont 1547
S.S. Britannia leaves Evans Coleman Dock
every morning at 9:15 a.m., Sunday at 10:30
a.m., for Great Northern Cannery, Caulfields,
Larsons, Fisherman's Bay, Alberta Bay
(Tuesdays only), Porteau, South Valley,
Britannia Mines, Newport, Squamish. Arrives at Newport 1:00 p.m., leaving at 1:30
p.m. and arrives back in Vancouver at 5:30
On Sundays the Britannia will only go as
far as Bowei, Island. Meals on board 50c.
Special excursion tickets good for day of
issue only, $1  round trip.
Evans,   Coleman   &   Evans,   Ltd.,
Phone :     Seymour 2988
D. W. Grimmett
Pioneer   Real   Estate   Broker   of
South Vancouver
/  sell   nice   Building   Lots   from
$10.00 Up
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Main Fish Market
Try   us   for   BUTTER,   EGGS,
Prices Right
25th Ave. and Main St.
The subject of out iketch, Council
lor Charlei Stuart Campbell, ai oil
name denote*, is a Scotch Canadian
Mr. Campbell is a descendant of the
clan Campbell. Every Glasgow man
knowi [nverary, tlu' scat of tne Camp
bells, as well as he knows the streets
of Glasgow.    The present head of tIn
dan is the Duke of Argyll, Descend
ants (mm this powerful elan are to
be met with in every part of the
known world. I have travelled
through most of the Campbell country. Many an enjoyable holiday have I
spent wandering over mountain and
glen or cycling round from Dunoon
and getting the Inverary steamer at
Strttchar. '1 he Campbells were always feared and respected. Many an
anecdote and story have 1 listened to
of their lights and feuds. Some years
ago 1 happened to be on holiday al
Dunoon, and saw a statue unveiled
to commemorate the memory of about
30 male descendants of another clan
that the Campbells had hung on the
top of the hill overlooking Dunoon.
If I remember rightly this hill is
known to the present day as the Gallows Hill.
I will give only one anecdote to
show the power the Campbells had at
one time. One of the clansmen committed a crime. The evidence was so
plain that the Circuit Lords condemned him to death. On a certain
day he was to be hanged in the jail
at Inverary. When the fateful day
approached the sheriff arrived, but
found that no provision had been
made for a hangman.
Thc sheriff then set about to secure
the services of one, but not a single
man in the town would accept the
job. The sheriff then caused notices
to be posted all over thc country,
offering a large reward to whoever
would act as hangman that day. Still,
there were no applications. Thc
sheriff saw nothing for it but to do
the job himself. This he was afraid
to do, as.he knew only too well what
the vengeance of the Campbells
On the morning the Campbell was
to be hung, the sheriff was taking a
walk on the outskirts of the town,
when he met a stranger. After some
conversation the stranger learned
what was afoot. Thc sheriff offered
a sum of money if he would only accept the job for once. The stranger
replied, "Her nain'sel 'ill no want
bawbees to bang a Campbell. She
would rather gie siller to get the
glory of it." So the Campbell was '
hanged that morning.
Tradition  has  never been  able  to i
say to what clan thc stranger belong-1
ed, or if be escaped out of the Camp- I
bell   country   with   his   life.     But   in
reading   the   history   of   the   various
clans,   quite   a    number     claim     the j
stranger belonged to their clan.   The
Campbells claim to be of Royal blood.
To Manufacture Helicplanes
In Vancouver =
Don't put off looking into out offer.
Remember that every day stock is being
bought, and that every share bought increases
the value of the remaining stock.   Our
30,000 Shares, Par Value $1
arc rapidly being bought up by the shrewd people
who are looking ahead. Our capital is small���
$200,000���and we intend offering only 30,000
Don't wait till you sec us selling the Helic -
plane and everybody using them. It will be too
late then,
You won't be able to buy slock in the Ilclic
Actio Navigation Co., Ltd.. in a couple of
months at any price ; in fact, there will be nothing
offered just as soon as these 30,000 shares are
taken up.
Nobody ever made money in a stock investment without large capital unless he invested
when the concern was a baby and the stock was
selling for an insignificant figure.
Our stock is within reach of all.
The Helic Aerio Navigation
Co. Limited
are going to manufacture in Vancouver a flying
machine���"the Helicplane."
The Helicplane will be the only machine of
its kind on the market.
Its distinctive features are absolute safety
and its power to make a perpendicular ascent.
These improvements will revolutionize flying.
The Helicplane is the only safe aeroplane
machine on the market today.
It has three separate safety devices that work
independently of each other and each one is
capable by itself of preventing accident.
There will be no risk incurred in landing and
ascending, for thc Helicplane descends ami ascends perpendicularly, and no space is required
for a running start or gliding descent.
Besides manufacturing the Helicplane, the
company intend giving flying exhibits.
When you figure that a concern in the States
last year made over $1,000,000 with seven
machines, some estimate of thc possibilities of
this branch of the business can be made.
Speed   Boats
are also going to be manufactured by the Helic
Aerio Navigation Co., Ltd., and with such wonderful boating facilities as Vancouver has, these
boats are sure to have a large demand.
The Company will enter their boats in some
of the races which are frequently held on the
Coast and where large cash prizes are offered.
This will mean another source of revenue.
Call at our office and see one of our models.
Its ingenious simplicity will appeal to you. If
you can't come, fill in coupon and mail it to us.
Capt. H. B. Wessel, a licensed aviator and
builder of aeroplanes (experience in South of
France), is Superintendent of our factory.
Site already chosen.
Stl��Ck advances 25   PER  CENT  Monday,
Helic Aerio Navigation
Co. Limited
514-515 Dominion Trust Bldg.
514-51S Dominion Trust Bldg..
Vancouver, B. C.
Please   send   me   free   literature   about   your   Helicplane.    this docs not put me under any obligation.
Councillor  Campbell's  grandfather
tirsi   homeiteaded   at    Thoroh,    60
milts north-cast of Toronto. Mr
Campbell and his lather were both
born on the same homestead. At an
early age, Stuart was removed to
Manitoba. In 1889 he came West to
New Westminster, ami went to Victoria in 1895.  lie came to Vancouver
about the year 1IW7 to assist in get-
ling out the lirst issue of the "Prov
Ince" newspaper, so that he is really
one of the old-timers of Vancouver.
He is married. Mrs. Campbell's
father was one "f the original Royal
Engineers who went to New Westminster so many years ago. Few of
that noble band are now left to
answer the roll-call. Her mother
came out on the Thames Cily, 557
tons, commanded by Capt. Glover.
The ship left Gravesend on October
111, 1858, and reached Esquimau on
April 12, 1859. The ship had on board
two officers, one staff assistant surgeon, 118 non-commissioned officers
and men, 31 women and 34 children,
under the command of R. H. Luard.
A paper was printed weekly during
the voyage, bound copies of which
are in the possession of the descendants of these hardy pioneers.
, I was privileged to sec the one
that was sent to Mrs. Campbell's
father. She prizes it as one of her
most priceless treasures. I have got
a half promise that one day a copy of
this journal will appear from time to
time  in   the  "Chinook."
Thc Councillor is one of the young
bloods of the new Council, defeating
ex-Councillor Donald Burgess at the
last election for Ward V. He has always taken an active interest in all
municipal affairs, also the Board of
Trade, and was elected vice-president
of this body during the first two
years of its existence. The Councillor is a great athlete and keen sportsman. Either with rifle or rod he can
always bring home a fair share of the
The Councillor is one of the most
progressive of our citizens. On his
property are built the saw mill and
workshops of the Leading City Company Lumber Mills. The proprietors
of this company, when coming to locate on the North Arm of thc Fraser,
went to nearly every proprietor to
try to lease a piece of ground at a
reasonable rent. Most of the proprietors were willing to lease ground,
but the rent had to commence from
the signing up of the lease, whereas
Mr. Campbell charged no rent for the
first three months so as to allow them
time to build. Then only a nominal
rent for the first year, to give the
works an opportunity to expand. If
this spirit was shown by all thc prop-
j erty owners along the waterfront,
how quickly industries would spring
*    *    *
I can never forget thc pleasure the
proprietor of these mills manifested
as be told me of the just treatment
he had received. He came an entire
stranger seeking to locate here. In
my walks I happened to come across
him, almost when he had driven the
first pile.
As a speaker the Councillor is
rapidly coming to the front. At first
be had the serious fault of trying to
speak more quickly than the tongue
could formulate the words. I -heard
him speak in the schoolroom in Ward
V during the last election. His
whole thoughts seemed to be how
quickly he could get the words
thrown  out and be  finished.    Exper
ience  and  confidence  in
have greatly mitigated
though he still proves to
mare to any shorthand
attempts to report him.
his   powers j
this     evil, '
be a night
writer   who
That Stuart Campbell has been of
inestimable value to the present Council goes without saying. Young, energetic, enthusiastic over his work.
HOI only is he able to look afler his
own duties, but to assist in those
other departments where help is re
He has lately buill a beautiful home
for himself on River Road, where nf
an evening y.lu can liud him in the
midst of itis six boys, and where he
is always willing to entertain you to
true   Highland  hospitality,
Another South Vancouver Boost
Prosperous merchants are not few
in South Vancouver, and among the
business concerns in which prosperity
! is reflected in enthusiastic expressions
of confidence in the future of the
municipality is the Woods Shoe Co.
["Business," said Mr. H. W. Woods,
one morning this week, "is good."
Thc tones of the speaker were eloquent  of his experience.
Further evidence of the practical
turn of the Woods Co.'s confidence
in South Vancouver i.i found in the
fact that since February 1 the company has carried on business in a
store on the corner of Seventeenth
| Avenue and Main Street, under the
I able and experienced managership of
I Mr. J. N. Heanes. This business has
been transferred from Sixth Avenue
and Main Street, the South Vancouver location evidently being deemed
by the company much more favorable
for thc building-up of business. The
judgment of the firm in this respect
has been amply verified, and each succeeding month has brought a gratifying increase in the volume of trade
at this popular store.
The Woods Shoe Company carry
Canadian, American and English-
made shoes of the best makes in all
lines, and they also offer a varied and
complete assortment of gents' furnishings. The Woods find that their
confidence in South Vancouver has
not been misplaced, and they seem
determined to prove to the satisfaction of the people of South Vancouver that confidence and custom given
to them will be equally well bestowed.
Don't Forget
Next Monday is a holiday, and to enjoy it you mu^t
dress cool.   We have just the things you need.
Ladies' Picnic Hats, untriinmed, 20c; trimmed,
35 and 40c.
Also a large assortment of Gents' Negligee Shirts
in all the latest colors.   Prices $1.00, $1.25, and $1.50.
Gents' Wash Ties, all new shades.    Price 25c:
silk 50 and 75c.
Chas. Owen
3516 Main Street Cor. 19th Ave.
Phone : Fairmont 945
Opening Day
British Columbia Thoroughbred
More than 400 of the Best Horses in America
Excellent Car Service
Admission $1.25, including tram tickets
The Bargains Are Going Fast!
Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Why go down town to buy FURNITURE when
you can do better at home?
Get our prices and terms and then compare with
down-town stores���you'll come back THEN, and
The finest line of quarter-sawn dressers in Van
Centre Tables from $1.25 to $5.00.
A  very special  Bargain :    Chevol  Wardrobes,
$12.50 and $14.50.
Fine Library Tables, in fumed and early English.
Office Furniture
Sanitary Desks, leather tops, $10.50 and $12.50.
Special Buffets $16.50
Iron Beds, Springs and Mattresses, $8.75.
Lace Curtains.    While they last, regular $5.00
for $2.25 a pair.   Only a few left.
Blankets and Comforters at cost.
Linoleums, Carpets and Rues, way, way down.
We MUST sell to make room for new shipments.
Get the bargains while they last.
South Vancouver Furniture
3723 Main St.
South Vancouver


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