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A Half Million in 1917
Vol. I., No. 39
Price 5 cents
Investigation  is  Resumed
by  Commissioner  Crehan
Hearing Into Municipal Matters Again  Goes on at the
Municipal Hall���Evidence of Former
Clerk Peake is Given
Organization Will Embrace Member-   Over Two  Hundred  Present at  Last
ship  in  Ward  I Gathering���Social   Next  Week
Commissioner W. J. Crehan resumed the public enquiry into Municipal
affairs at the Municipal Hall on Monday of this week when ex-Clerk
I'eake, Water Superintendent Mullett,   ex-Reeve   l'oiind   and   members
ward, Councillor Elliott, that there
was no money for that road. At the
same lime, Fifty-first avenue was
graded and partly rocked, a sum of
probably $3000 being spent upon it,
although,  he  said,  not a  soul  resided
of former councils were on the stand, on the road. Gladstone road, he said,
After continuing the enquiry for was opened from No, Two neirth to
three days an adjournment was made Forty-eighth avenue, bul absolutely
until Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. j nothing   was   done   on     Fifty-second
Two documents which came in fori avenue, where 20 families resided,
investigation follow: Commissioner Crehan���Your    con-
"In view of the extraordinary ex-jtention is that the money was nol
pcnditure incurred by the Municipal- j spent where it would do the greatest
ity through leakage in the water pipes ' geeod to the greatest number?
supplied by the Municipal Construe-1 Mr. Roden���That is certainly my
tion Company, that we withhold from contention. All the roads opened up
the said company Hvo-tliirds of the from Fifty-second avenue to the
15 per cent, of the total contract j river have some kind of grade ex-
which the Municipality is now hold- cept Fifty-second avenue, and to my
ing.���(Signed) W. A. Pound, J. j mind that road has been discriminated
Third, J. B. Macdonald, J. II. Baird, against.
W. J. Dickinson, J. Todrick." Commissioner     Crehan���It     shall
"It is agreed by the undersigned; have my attention.
members of the South Vancouver [ Mr. (',. Ay I'eake said he was
council to submit the following pro- clerk and treasurer to the nuinicipali-
positiou to the Municipal Construe-Ity from 1908 to 1911. Asked what
tion Company for the settlement of | was the system of purchasing sup-
their claim against the Municipality, | plies during that time, Mr. Peake said
viz: The council will accept one-half j they did not buy very much in thc
of the said amount claimed by the early part of the time, but if any-
conipany in settlement for the extra tiling big was done it was by reso-
repairs the Municipality were obliged lution of the council, and tenders
to make on account of the unsaiisfac- would be asked for and contracts let.
tory quality of the piping supplied Commissioner Crehan���Can you
by the company. This offer being; swear that all goods paid feir were
finally accepted by the company by j supplied te. the municipality?
Dec. 13, 1910.���(Signed) .1. II. Baird, .Mr. Peake���At that time I certain-
W. J. Dickinson, John Third, James ly did think so. and I was satisfied,
Todrick, J. li.  Macdonald." Commissioner Crehan���It has heen
These papers were shown to the suggested that lumber was purchas-
memhers of lhe 1910 council, who led which the municipality never got,
wcre questioned as to why they were J in the year 1911,
drawn up on sheets of paper and not Mr. Peake said thc council would
placed on the minutes. No explana- check that, he thought,
lion was given, on the ground that) Commissioner Crehan���You were
thc councillors could not remember.    | appointed   comptroller.     Was   it   not
Former Reeve Pound stated the part and parcel of your duty to sec
council laid the water pipes them- that for every dollar paid out the
selves because the superintendent was  municipality got_ value for it?
conversant with the work. In that
way a large sum of money was saved
to thc Municipality. He was still of
opinion that their action was justified. Thc lowest tender for digging
thc trenches was $51,000 and the
highest $78,000, No tender was accepted and the work was done by the
council for $63,000 including all labor
and extras.
Mr. Mullett said he would like
to explain in regard to the apparent
great wastage of water during 1910
and 1911 that air pressure would
work the water meter in thc same way
as water pressure, and he gave the
court a demonstration to prove his
point. He stated that rumors were
afloat that the water supplied by the
City of Vancouver ran back through
the meter. He wished it understood,
however, that this was impossible as a
check valve prevented this. Thc water
was therefore paid for only once.
T. B. Bamber took exception to an
account of $300 paid to a water "diviner" who showed no actual results.
He reckoned that to employ a "diviner" was going back two hundred
The commissioner did not agree
with him and added that if the "diviner" got the right twig he would
have better results than any machine
ever made.
Former Councillor Macdonald was
called and the commissioner passed
to him two documents which he described as "round  robins."
The commissioner���Were the council having a tea party <>r auditor's
���Upper  when  you  signed  those?
Witness���No, we were too busy.
That was in   the latter part  of   1910.
Commissioner Crehan put the
"round robins" up to former Councillor Baird and asked him if he
could explain why the documents
wcre signed: There was not one|of the
three councillors who could remember. He could sec no use in signing
them unless the council were afraid
of one another. In reply to this witness said he could not remember.
"It has been persistently stated,"
said Mr. Crehan, "that some members
of thc council were interested in the
contracting company, but that has
been disproved. FZvery councillor has
denied it and no witness has come
forward  to  prove  it."
Councillor Dickinson said thc leakages In the water system were
thrashed out at the election. Ile
signed the two mysterious documents
but did not quite remember why. In
regard to the alleged waste there was
always some in every contract and
no more in this case than usual and
it was not wilful.
Monday's Proceedings
Mr. George Roden asked if it came
within the scope of the enquiry to
enquire into road expenditure and
roads being opened up when no per
sons resided on the roads, while other
roads in the vicinity where from 12
to 20 families resided had nothing
done on them.
Commissioner Crehan said that was
a matter within the scope of the en
Mr. Roden was then sworn and
stated that last year hc brought a pe
tition to thc council asking that Fifty
second avenue from Victoria road to
Nanaimo road, upon which about 20
families resided, be put into passable
shape, but nothing was done and he
was told by the councillor    for    the
Mr. Peake���There was no bylaw
defining my duties.
Commissioner Crehan���But at that
time you were "boss of the whole
show 7*
Mr. Peake���Oh, no; there was the
Commissioner Crehan���Had you
sufficient information to know that
the council were getting the goods
paid for?
Mr.  Peake���They were O. K.d.
Commissioner Crehan���So that if a
sub-official was in league with a contractor you did not know whether the
council was getting all that they paid
Mr. Peake���Oh, no.
Commissioner     Crehan���Then     so
far as you arc concerned all you can
say is that you had confidence in th
men working under you?
Mr.  Peake���That  is so.
The Commissioner questioned the
witness as to why the system of paying by cheque was discontinued in
favor of a cash system, and Mr. Peake
said it was because of the increasing
number of cheques to be made out
and the extra weirk thus called. Asked what became of the money not
paid out Mr. Peake said it would In
returned and put in the municipal
Commissioner Crehan���On almost
every payroll during a certain period
while you were clerk we have unclaimed wages.    What became of that
Mr. Peake said he did not know except thai it was always returned to
the Municipal Hall and would probably be recorded In the "Sundry account book."
Commissioner Crehan���Do you not
think there was some mistake. That
these parties whose wages were unclaimed were never on the payroll al
Mr. Peake said he did not think
that was so.
Commissioner Crehan���But do you
not think that men living in the mini
icipality   would   claim   their  wages  if
there was any owing to them?
Mr. Peake said he supposed they
would, but in regard to one particular item to which his attention was
directed, he said the man was a teamster working several teams and it was
possible that the man lost track of
one of them.
Commissioner Crehan���Are you
sure that the unclaimed wages came
hack into the treasury of the municipality? If I suggest to you that a
certain amount of these unclaimed
wages never went back into the fund
of the municipality, what would you
Mr. Peake���It would be rather
Commissioner Crehan���Here are a
number of items that can not be trac
ed back to the funds of thc municipality and there are others in addition
to them. What became of those
Mr. Teake suggested that they must
have gone into the sundry account.
They were not for large amounts, he
Commissioner Crehan���No; but you
hide them very effectually by putting
them into thc  sundry account.
Mr. Peake���Of course, I knew all
about them at  the time.
Questioned as to the system of paying  out   the   cash   to  municipal   em-
(Continued on Page 2)
Enthusiasm ran high at a meeting
ef business men of the Collingwood
listrict at East Collingwood on Tuesday evening. The meeting was a preliminary gathering at which the possibilities of forming a Business Men's
Association were discussed. The
gathering, which numbered about
twenty, will offer suggestions to an-
Other meeting which will be held on
Tuesday night next in the Bursill
Library, when the election of officers
and other business will be transacted.
The object of the association will
be to lend assistance to all movements
which will lend to improve conditions
f Ward I. and to initiate matters
which will further the interests eif the
district. The name of the organization will be known as the Ceillingwood Business Men's Association and
will embrace membership from all
pans of Wanl I, which is generally
accepted as the Collingwood district.
Rev. Gee.. C, F. Pringle occupied the
chair at the meeting on Tuesday
night last.
Among those who have joined lhe
association are the following: Wm.
Morris, A. Chambers. Geo. Livingstone, Jas. Powc, Wm. II. Kent &
Son, A. W Fraser, C. T. Bailey, J.
D. Fraser. E. Haworth, J. M. McGregor, W. II. Brett. Frederick Fletcher, VV. !���'. Farron, P. G. Hurrell, R.
C. Smith, Baker & Pringle, Holmes
& Merritt, Rev. Geo. C. !���'. Pringle,
Sam. Senior, J. Francis Bursill, James
Lyle, D Forman,,A. Wortley, H. S.
Orrcll, Dr. W. S. Baird, Rev. David
Lung, T. E, Long, John E, Shearer.
C. li. Fearney, 11. Billingham, Fred
England, Fred Scott, E. VV. Morgan.
II.   A.   Stein.
GWOOD  SOCIALS In, < < IV /I        1      1~>       1 * ."
pRovEjjNTERTAiNiNcibtrong    Mock r^riiament
is Formed at Collingwood
The seicials which are being conducted by the ladies e,f Collingwood
are proving decidedly popular. At
the todal a week ago Wednesday
there were something like 200 people
present, when a delightful evening
was spent. Mrs. Price. Mrs. MustO,
Miss Sutherland and others are
among   the   moving   spirits   of   these
cials, which are eagerly looked fi
Public-Spirited Residents of Ward One Inaugurate Body
Which Will Formally Discuss Matters
of Public Interest
A   "Le
wood  hi
cal   Parliament" for  Colling.
been   formed  and  there  is
every prospect e.f its proving a  most
| ward to.   The next social will be held useful institution and a great success.
....      W...1., 1 :���L.        \ I n.. .... . .I-.. ,- .,���
on Wednesday night next. Among
those taking part in  the programme
at the last social wcre Mr. Jones, Mrv
E, G. Musto, Mrs. Simms, Mr. Sailer, Mr. !���'. Pierce, Mr. R. Pierce, Mr.
.Minnml  and   Mr.  A.   Pierce.
Royal Templars
The "House' met for the first time
rm Saturday .light at the Collingwood
Institute and Library. There was an
excellent attendance. Mr. Wm.
Morris (School Trustee) who has
been active in the organization of this
parliament, expressed  the  hope  that
It was evident that the Conservatives  wen- in the majority.
The Hem. Member for Victoria
(C. T. Bailey) while not accepting,
in I- ssarily, the leadership, said he
would confer with his party and
would undertake by next meeting
(tonight, Saturday) to form a "Government," and bring forward "The
King's Speech," which he could promise would show that the Conserva-
Iit  would  be  taken  up  earnestly  and five  Party did ne.i lack initiative.
The   Royal   Templars.   South   Hill continued   with   success   during    th
Council  No.  22,  entertained  a  mini- months of February, March and April,
ber  of  friends  at  a  wig-warn  party There  was little doubt that a Local
Tuesday   night,  January  28.     Mount Parliament,    which    had    proved    so
Pleasant Council No. 17 was well re- beneficial in other places, would prove
presented and friends of both lodges useful   in   Collingwood,  anel   he   was
were' present. Readings, songs, smok- quite sure that there was intellectual,
ing the peace pipe, and a  war dance material,     political   and   civic     earn.
were the features of the evening.   Of estness  in   South  Vancouver  to  not
those who were in Indian costume,
three little girls and Masters George
and "Happy" Fox added local color
to the camp-fire. The refreshment
committee provided an enjoyable
luncheon of tea and sandwiches, icecream and cake. Of the fifty-eight
present all spent a delightful evening.
The  death   of   Elizabeth   Churchill
occurred on Saturday last, aged 37
years. The funeral look place' from
Greene it Merkeley. South Vancouver funeral parlors, Monday at 2.30.
Rev. J. J. Rouse officiated.
only carry on proceedings with dig-
nity, decorum and ability, but perhaps
{������ liiiuiii' I ��� ^r;l i i i n wliK'h in. Provincial, Dominion and Imperial legis-
latures would watch with interest and
perhaps imitate.
Mr. Morris moved and it was duly
seconded and carried unanimously,
thai Mr. VV. II. Kent should occupy
the chair of "Mr.  Speaker."
Mr. W. II. Kent accepted thc position,     lie  admitted    that   he   would
From all parts of "the House came
"suggestions" which lhe Hon. Member for Victoria smilingly noted.
Among the questions mentioned by
members as worthy of consideration
were; "A labor policy," "cheaper
coal," ' settlers' rights," "female' suffrage," tax sale legislation," "eild age
pensions," etc., so that ii i- pretty
evident that if the government adopts
suggestions made there will he plenty
of material for lively debates,
The "Nous " then wc.it into com.
mittee of "Ways and M lans."
Members can have their cards tonight and new members can be enrolled.    Members are wanted.
To the debates ladies will be admitted free. It is not yet decided
whether ladies shall lie elected to constituencies.    Visitors desiring to hear
Around the Municipal Hall
The day of thc sucker has not gone
and to all appearances it seems a long
way off. When will people learn to
kneiw that it is not to Vancouver or
South Vancouver they require to
come to teach the inhabitants how to
run a business. Old Country people
arrive, time after time, and without
waiting to study conditions foolishly
rush in and buy up some old obsclete
or faked business. When too late the
purchaser finds out how they have
been sold. If newcomers would only
give the people here the credit of
having an acumen of business knowledge and have patience to study conditions then many a sleepless night
and aching heart would be saved.
* *    *
It is not always safe to call in the
assistance of the police as Ram Jan,
a Hindoo, found out to his cost. An
altercation was going on among a
number of Hindoos in Cedar Cottage,
when Ram thought he saw trouble
looming ahead, so quickly slipping
from the wild, gesticulating crowd, he
hurried off to a house and asked lhe
lady to phone for a policeman. The
call was more promptly answered
than he expected, as when Ram returned to the scene of the affray he
found P. C. Thomas on the spot, and
all the Hindoos decamped except
two; along with these poor Ram
found himself before Magistrate McArthur answering a charge of creating a disturbance. Ram was quite
happy for a time, thinking he was
prosecuting the other two Hindoos,
but when il was explained to him
through an interpreter, that he was
facing the same charge as the Others
il took quite a time feir him to explain lo lhe Cpurt. However, the
policeman informed the magistrate
that he had jusl bunched in Ram with
the others because of the complaint
So  Ram   was allowed  to  go,
* e|,        A
Owing lee the severe spell of winter weather that we have hail lhe
pheasants in the municipality have become very tame. Many of the householders have taken a pride and delight in feeding them in their back
yards. A chinaman tried to go one
better than this, and instead of feeding the pheasants he was going to
feed on them. With thoughts of a
good Sunday dinner Mr. Tong set
some steel ral traps around thc dung
heap at the end of his garden.
Soon one of he birds came hopping
around and put its leg into the trap.
In an instant the trap had closed, and
in the frantic efforts of the bird to es_
cape it tore its leg away. The police got wind of the affair, and soon
.Mr. Chinaman was within the precincts of thc police office. On Monday morning he came up before Magistrate McArthur, when the chinaman
launched forth in the old tale that he
war, a new arrival from China and did
not know the law. However, he
knows just enough now that he is
not allowed to trap game birds. Magistrate McArthur's fee for tendering
John his advice was $59.50 or thirty
days in jail; he preferred the former.
We quite endorse the magistrate's remarks that unless the law is firmly
dealt these aliens will soon have the
game birds of the province decimated.
* *    *
Many a one has anxiously prayed
to be saved from their friends, and
well may South Vancouver pray to
be saved from her friends at present.
While there has been a certain amount
of destitution in the municipality this
winter, owing to the severe and prolonged spell of winter weather, yet
we do not want it paraded before the
world. When Inspector Pengelly put
in his report to thc Health Commit
tee he quoted the five worst cases
that had come under his notice. The
city reporters got hold of the report
with thc result that in some eef the city
newspapers appeared the heading of
"Great Destitution in South . ancouver," and quoting the cases in the
Health Inspector's report. We don't
want   such   advertisements   as   these.
have  much   to  learn,  bul   he   had   the  the   debates   will   be   welcome.
desire to acquire knowledge and with      It is hoped that freun time to time
Bttpport of "ihe House" he would do gentlemen of reputation  as  debaters
his best, lie had. he could honestly
say. an earnest desire lee be imparlial
and I" see the proceedings conducted
with dignity and guud feeling. He
would reserve a short inaugural address which he felt ought to come
freun the chair until the next meeting
of the I louse.
Mr. W. Morris ihen submitted some
brief "Rules"���whieh are annexed to
this repent���which were adopted and
ordered to be printed. It was moved,
carried and unanimously adopted that
Mr.  J.  Francis    Bursill    should    he
I "Clerk of the House" and official re-
i porter.
We are not far short of th. mark! It was moved and unanimously
when we state that for every case ofladopted that "The Greater Vancnu-
destitntion found in South Vancou- ver Chinook" sheet be the official
ver a dozen at least can be found in | organ and "Hansard" of the Parlia-
the city.    With a population of over  ment.
30,000, and fresh arrivals coming in Mr. Stein, representing "The
every  dav.it is absurd  to  th.nkthat   Chinook,"   said   that   individually   and
"the paper" he and  his colleagues
there would not be a few isolated
cases. Not for many years has outside labor been brought to such a
complete standstill as has been the
case this year. However, the prospects for the spring and summer are
exceptionally good. When the Canadian   Northern   Railway    commences
Parliament   all   the
would   give   thc
help possible.
It was agreed on the motion of Mr.
J.   Francis   Bursill   that   Sir   Erskine
May's "Chairman's Handbook" should
guide   the  procedure  and   the  "News
work  on  its  new  undertaking  in  the (Advertiser" be the authority for Par-
city it will ab-.rh .he  wht.h. ���f n,��� [liamentary news.
rb the whole of the
surplus labor both in Vancouver and
the  surrounding  municipalities.
The members then selected constituencies���so that up to now the Collingwood Parliament stands as given
below, Mi'iiy meere members will be
ldded this Saturday night  when  it  is
Councillor Thomas is leeoking afler
the interests of the police, and means
to make them .mc of the finest and hoped  that  a  "House"  of  forty-tw
most efficient forces of the province, members at least will meet.
"Mr   Speaker," Mr
Building    Inspector    Young,    even      clerk ol the Hous
with the severe weather, is kept busy   Bursill.
in  issuing new  permits, so  that  the
building in the municipality will show      Member for���
the usual expansion at the end of the (Victoria
W.  II
Mr. J.
hrst quarter.
.  C. T   Bailey
J. II   Wats
Commissioner     Crehan     has     onee   Deltr.
more  began   his   investigations,     lie'   Richmond
has   a  good   and  attentive  audience   Westminster
Some eif  the  complaints    thai    ar<   chilliwack
I tghl under his notice have seem- Ygje
e'el as if they were mountains  when  Cariboo
being discussed outside; when bri ught  i tkanagan
in  lighl   within the court  room, and  Cranbrook
explanations of how this neael e,r thai  Columbia
road  was opened up, what  had  for-  Atlin
merly  been   discussed  as  a  piece of I Revclstoke
graft simmers down to a case of ex-   Rossland
pediency or economy.   Quite a disser-  Fernie 	
tation was furnished tee the listeners Nelson
on   Wednesday   forenoon   when     the-   	
Commissioner launched forth on to I
the mysteries of water draining. Explaining how certain plants were susceptible to water being in the neighborhood, explaining at the same time
that in the Old Country an instrument was used, but in the old Egyptian records it was proved that the
divining rod was used by them iu
locating water. It is only going back-
to nature, said the Commissioner, and
no instrument, however perfect, can
approach nature. It was expected that
some sensational work would have
been brought out, but the enquiry
mainly centred around thc water system, and as it is a wet subject at anytime, it may have damped the ardor
of the Commissioner. The audience
sat patiently through thc hearing, expecting a leak to be found, but they
were disappointed as thc Municipal
Construction Company had caulked
the joints too tightly, while there
seemed to be some signs of leakage,
tap at where and how he would the
Commissioner was unable to locate
where thc leak was
*'     *       He
Captain Lyster, the new fire chief,
has arrived and taken over his duties.
* *       =|e
The comedy of "Little Ado About
Nothing" was enacted about the
finances of thc municipality last week.
It was one of those little misunderstandings which assume a serious aspect  till  an  explanation is given.
* *      He
We hear that one of the prominent
officials at the Hall will soon know
it no more in a municipal capacity.
Esquimalt     B,  Bailey
.1    II.   Livingston:-
   R. C. Smith
    H.   E.  Grove
   ii   Garden
   T.  I lolm.in
 \. I. Bailey
  A. II   Guj
  Wi I   Battison
    II.  Hyde
    II.   Kent
.. A. J. Michelmore
   H. A. Stein
   W.  Morris
. J. Francis Bursill
wm visit the Parliament .mil give
members lhe benefit of their abilities
anil  experience.
It is urgi.l that prospective members will at once seek an nfroduction
lo thi. Parliament through any of
the names given above.
Attend   on   Saturday   night  at   the
Library,     CollingM 'l     ICast,     at     8
o'clock  sharp.
Orders of the Day
Mr. Speaker will take the chair at
8 sharp.
Enrolment and introduction of
new members.
Mr.   Speaker's  inaugural address.
The leader of the Conservative
Party (in power I will announce the
personnel of "thc government."
"The   King's   Speech."
Debate on thc King's Speech until
Notices of motion (to be given in
writing), notices of private bills,  etc.
Rules of the Collingwood Parliament
House meets prompt at 8 p.m
lions,' adjourns prompt at 10.30
Open   with   prayers   by   Chaplain.
Tee   8.30   question   time.
All speeches must be address,-,i to
the'   Speaker.
All members must be addressed as
Honorable Members for the ce>11-��� iiu_
ency they represent Members of the
Cabinet  as  Right   lion.   Members
Speaker's ruling musi al all timep
be  absolul     and  binding
X-1 -in aker shall occupy mi n e than
In minutes except in ihe cas of
(.'.. linet Ministers .ind leader --i the
��� V!" sin, ,ii, ami als,, mcmbei a In -
bi a leave in lay before the House a
bill anel give ii- first  reading.
Unparliamentary language shall he
oul of order.
11 shall be the duty of each member io uphold the honor and dignity
of  lhe  chair
Conservatives, "Grits," Independents should je.ni ihe Collingwood
Parliament on Saturday night. Students ..f peilines should come and
listen  to the debates.
Members of the Main Street Improvement Association of Ward VIII
at a meeting the olher night, decided
to urge upon the Government at Ottawa the necessity of doing something at once to improve the dock-
conditions of Vancouver. It was
pointed ont that Vancouver's present
condition as far as dockage was concerned was anything but satisfactory
and with the opening of thc Panama
Canal not far distant, conditions
would be even worse. The meeting
then decided to send the following
telegram to Ottawa:
���To the Right Honorable Sir Robert
Laird Borden and Members of Parliament of Canada���
At a meeting of Main Street Improvement Association of Ward VIII,
Vancouver, a resolution was passed
pointing out inadequate dock facilities
of that city. In view of present conditions and opening eif Panama Canal
this association urges upon your government thc necessity of taking immediate sleps io improve dock facilities of Vancouver.
The question of paving Main Street
from Sixteenth Avenue to Twenty-
fifth Avenue was discussed and it was
decided to consult with Engineer Fel-
lowes as to the kind of paving to be
Another meeting will be held
Opens Pastorate
The Rev. J. R. Robertson, M.A.,
B.D.. having accepted a call from St.
David's Presbyterian Church (Windsor Street, near Bodwell Road) commenced his pastorate on Sunday,
February 2. when he conducted morning service at 11 a.m., and evening
service at 7.30 p.m., Sunday School
and Bible Class at 2.30 p.m. Prayer
meeting is to be held every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.
The death occurred at the family
residence, corner of Wales and Westminster Road, of Elisha Clark Burchett, aged 76 years. The funeral
took place Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock under the direction of
Messrs. Greene & Merkley.
__ Mr. Jacob Zimmerman, of East
Collingwood, having to undergo an
operation, will be in hospital probably for three weeks
L TU ��� )
AND BOOKS   1 ��"�����- I
I. wis \\ aller, the English actor, is
to be here next week in a play adopted from Dumas, There is a combination that should i��� an attraction in.
deed No man more sincerely ad-
mi - ��� \\ aller than I do, bul when I
.,, some Canadian papers lauding him
a-  "the greatest   English  actor
"the legitimate successor of Henry
lr\ing"���I   simply  say "Bosh!"
* ie- *
To lalk of Waller as "the successor
of Irving" while Heel In 'hill Tl i r is
on tin- stage is absurd���as absurd as
was making Alfred Austin Poet Laureate while Swinburne was writing im-
i 'tal verse.    Iii many ways Tree is
a greater actor than was Irving. He
has more versatility���as shown in
thai he could lose his identity in character! so diverse as Falstaff, Hamlet,
Svengali and Colonel Newcome. I
saw Tree'as Colonel Newcome jusl
Iui- ��� ������ I lefl England, and I backed
ii in my memories with Robson in
"The Porter's Knot." Irving as
"Corporal Brewster" and Geneveive
Ward in "Forget-Me-Not." 1 shall
me - r ti irgel it.
Lewis Waller is a great actor���
thi ugh not the' gri atest ��� and I would
willingly give some good fee���say a
diamond as big as a brick���to keep
him iii Vancouver until April 23rd for
him to play "Henry V" on St.
George's Maw IH- speech i" the
troops would do more t" rouse patriotic fervor than all the "flag-napping" editorials I have seen in the
Conservative papers for a year!
*   *
The "News-Advertiser" of Wednes.
day had an interesting article on the
Rev.   Augustus   (debar,   the   original
"Tom Ilrown" of "Tom Brown's
School Days." Have yem read "Tom
Brown's School Days"? If you have mil
read it do it before you sleep. I found
an intelligent, emotional, poetical
minded man the either day who had
not read "Adam I'ede." I lent him
the book and have made him grateful for life. Xow I have got to get
for him "Ronmla," "The Mill on the
Floss," "Middle March," etc.; feer
once let an intelligent reader get-
hold of "George Eliot"���and he must
read all her books.
To return to "Tom Brown," 1
knew the author, Thomas Hughes,
well. He put up as Liberal candidate
for Lambeth, and working for him
was my first introduction to politics.
1 have been an active politician ever
since. Look up the biography of
Thomas Hughes and see what a
splendid "lighter" he was���and always
of the poor and oppressed. He was
a great man in the co-operative movement and worked with George Jacob
Holyoake. Go to the Collingwood
Library and borrow "The Life of
George Jacob Holyoake" and you
will get the key to many public questions. It was Holyoake who invented the term "Jingo" to describe the
belligerent shouter of patriotic sentiment���all froth and no real patriotic
knowledge and feeling.
*    =*    *
This is how it arose. "The Great
Macdcrmitt," a music hall artist with
a strident voice was the mouthpiece
of  the  fools  who  were  shouting  for
North Vancouver City Ferries
Taking   effect   March   1.   1912
V ancouver
'6.208, ta
a,40p.m. 1
tu. 2.20p.m.
4 40
'1 411
m. 9.00
uai     Macdennolt sung a song with
ihe chorus
We don'l wanl to tight
Bui   by  .lingo  if  we  do
\\ e've goi ihe ship-.
\\ e've  g"l   'he  men.
We've g"i ihe monc)   too.
Holyoake   called   these   fools   who
wanted t" "cry havoc, ami lei slip the
dogs fi war" "Jingoes" ami ihe name
ha- stuck lo the belligerent parly ever
+    *    *
Did you ever pause lo think of tin
origin of many phrases iu daily life?
���those ealch phrases you hear so
often ai political meetings. "I have
got no axe i" grind," saiel every
candidate in ihe recent elections, How
did ihat phrase arise?
*   +   *
[I originated with that wonderful
Dld philosopher and printer, Benjamin
Franklin. Every primer i~ a philosopher���or should be. "I was going to
school one morning." says Franklin,
"when I passed a man standing by a
grindstone with an axe in his hand.
'Come here' my bub man.' he said,
���and turn this stone, it will warm
and you ��ill see the sparks lly.'
turned he coaxed me. told
a nice, clean boy I was. he
I was smart at my books
n. bul when Ilu- axe was
turned round em nie. 'Run
ff at once yotl little rascal, what do
von mean by loitering and turning
grindstones when you ought to be at
school?' Since then when 1 hear
politicians coaxing ami cajoling the
pie for their voles I often ask
axe   has   that    man   goi      to
as to why the minutes of the council
were imt signed for a king pcrieid,
am! why there was one general
minute for the year 1909, giving the
reeve power to sign plans, etc., and
lhat in 1910 and 1911 no such minute
was   recorded.      The    commissioner
asked if h.- did nol think il was his
duty, at thai time, to see lhat every,
thing was done in a strictly legal
111.11111. r
Mr.    I'eake���Of   Course   it   was   up
!'���     IIIC     Ie.     SCC     tllBt     I 111      lllltllll e-     Wel'C
Commissioner Crehan���Yes, ami  I
think   il   wa-   very  Important   that   lhe
minutes   were' an  absolute  record "f
whal  was il"
ihe    system    inaugurated
Walker   there   would   have
ur,-d  for  any  investigation
Vancout in'.
The   commissioner   next
ed  Mr.   I'eake iu  regard  lo
be. bin I hope ihe government municipal commission will kill blanket bylaws, because they are a menace t<>
Municipal government.
The commissioner then questioned
Mr. I'eake in regard io tlu waterworks accounts pointing eeut thai all
the expenditure was lumped together
in lhe ledger, and he askeel : l)e. you
��� i��� ��� t think that was a very effective
way of buying anything?
Mr. I'eake - No, I did ne .1 ihink -..
ai ilu- time, nor did I mean to do so,
and it  I- mil a very nice thing  for you
'' ���_ suggest.
The commissioner said lu- did not
un an to suggest that it wa- done in.
If yen had followed  teiltionally, "but." he- said, "show
you   can   find
by     Mr.
been    Hi
iii   ihe-si-  hooks   u here
any record ol an item
i aboul $14..
in   Seeuth   000  for lowering  mains and  fixing  up
repairs  to the  water  main."-"
question.      Mr.  Peake- How  did you arrive at
the minu. that $14,000?
k- of the courts of revision, and Ik      Commissioner     Crehan���By     hard
si.ite.l that there were no records of work, Mr. Peake, by hardwork, There
the   proceedings.     He  asked:    were is nothing in thai  I I. to show that
vou  and  the
iiincil doing your duly   there  was  a  dollar spent  on  thai  ac
when you eii.I not m-i- to il that  these
minutes   were   properly   kept?"
Mi      I'eake   was   unable   to   answer
the question.
Afternoon Session
Ai the afternoon session Mr, Peake
was   asked   to   explain    why   e-he-ejue-s
cut   in   payment   of   taxes   were   al
Mr. Peake suggested that all the
information necessary could be- obtained  from  the payrolls.
Commissioner Creban���li should
be shown iii the ledger. You do nol
mean to suggest that an Item of $12,-
(it'll ought to have been spent on re-
lowed  io remain in  thc office of the  pairs  to  water  mains  before
lax collector from December till July  of water had been through them? I'iel
and iu  some instances  for two years  you   know   that   thc   waterworks   had
\\ hile   I
me  what
was   sure
and   so
sharp  In-
Miss Barbara Wyllic the "militant
suffragist,"   is   probably   apart  from
publics a very amiable woman. These
women must not be judged by what
they say or do when smarting under
a sense of injustice. A sense of injustice will nun an angel into a devil.
Mrs. Despard, who has just been sent
to prison for her militant methods is
a sweet amiable old lay of nearly
seventy. 1 know her well. She is
a philanthropist to her finger tips.
She built a hall and club for the gas
stokers of Vauxhall, and as a poor
law guardian she did splendid work
for the poor. But for politics she is
a lighter and comes of a lighting
family. One of her brothers is General French, the gallant cavalry officer   of     the     Boer   War.     Another
I   met
Vancouver   a   few
Girls   of   South   Vancouver,     look
out  for an  interesting  announcement
in   "The   Chinook"���something     that
will   make  you  all  sit   up  and  take
*   *    *
1 want to mention a book here.
Have you bought���not borrowed���
"Flint and Feather," the new book
of poems by Pauline Johnson, our
Vancouver poet? If you have not
get a copy at once���for the books
sake, it is charming; for your own
sake, it will stir your best nature,
and for the sake of the gifted author
of whom we are all so proud and
who, I regret to say, is now in very
bad health. I invite from my readers
opinions on Pauline Johnson's poems.
Which  is  your  favorite?
Investigation is Resumed
By Commissioner Crehan
(Continued from  Page 1)
���  Denotes   "Not   on   Sunelay"
Time Table subject to change with-
out notice. Company not liable for
delays,   accielental   or  otherwise.
J.  M.  HEARD.  Manager.
before being entered iu ihe books ol
lhe municipality; why during I'M]
there was an over-expenditure oi over
SI,000,00(1 .hi the bylaws; why lhe expenditure on waterworks was entered
in tlu- ledger iu a lump sum of $31M,-
.::"! instead 'if being segregated into
separate items which could Ik- checked: why there- was an expenditure
of'$12,000 on repairs t'i water pipes
which had only been down a Bhorl
lime and had never been used prior
to being repaired. -Also why a dispute- with tin- contractors was kept
quiet until after lhe municipal election was over; why in connection wilh
the purchase of real estate at thc corner   of   Main   street   and   Eighteenth
avenue the amount contributed by
lhe government was not shown in lhe
accounts dealing with lhe purchase,
thus allowing il lo appear thai the
municipality paid $5250 for the property instead of only half that amount;
why there was net record of an amount
of $24,000 alleged lo bc owing lo the
B. C. Electric Railway company for
the removal of strepl car tracks during grading operations and upon
which the council is now paying interest.
Mr. Peake stated lhat owing to the
large amount of work for which he
was responsible many things were
allowed to pass which would have received better attention if he had been
given a larger staff.
In support of this contention ex-
Councillor Robinson said that it ought
to go on record that Mr. Peake was
working under conditions which made
it impossible for him to keep conversant with all matters coming before
the council at that time. He pointed
out that Mr. Peake was tax collector,
hanking clerk, school board treasurer
and compiler of the voters' list and
was responsible for all that went on
in the various departments.
"In fact." said Mr. Robinson, "he
was the headpiece of thc whole municipality and he was doing work for
which hc should have had assistance;
he was undertaking far more than hc
was able to carry through."
Commissioner Creban concurred
and said : "That is so; but Mr. Peake
should have demanded the necessary
During    the    examination    of    Mr.
l.e repair thos; leaky pipes.-
Wilne-s���No; 1 eli.l not get any
specific information. (if course I
knew these wood pipes need repairs
ami that all tin- municipalities hail
trouble wiih  them.
The Commissioner���I do nol suggest that you Intentionally bid that
$12,000, bill I want yem to know lhat
the books of the municipality did not
show thai il hail he-en spent; anil I
want   to  know   why?
Witness���It did not enter my head
lee segregate the different items of ex.
penditurc. Bul there was no secret
aboul it. Then how do vou explain
ihis letter, dated February 2\. 1911,
from ihe contractors reminding you
lhat the agilalimi iu regard lo lhe
water system had died down wilh the
elections, and asking that the dispute
about payment for the repairs should
be   settled?
The commissioner read parts of the
letter which showed that the dispute
in regard to payment had by mutual
consent been allowed to stand over
until the municipal elections and that
the contractors were pressing for a
settlement, as litigation was threatened.
Mr. Peake said he had no recollection of the letter, which the commissioner pointed out had been found in
the  municipal  office.
Commissioner Crehan���Do you not
think it would have been better to
have shown the various items of expenditure? If it was worth while for
the municipality to spend $1,000,000
on a water system was it not worth
while to keep a correct record of
where   the   money   went?
Witness���Yes, 1 agree; and it might
have been done easily, too, if I had
���The commissioner went into the
purchase of a piece of property at
the corner of Main street and Eighteenth avenue, jointly ,>y the municipality, the government and the B. C.
E. R. Company, for road widening
purposes, and he pointed out that
there was no reference in the accounts dealing wilh the purchase, that
the sum of $2625 advanced by the
council on behalf of the government
had ever been repaid, that particular
item being included among other
items in the usual government grant
Peake reference was made to the tax   Thus   thc   books   of   the   municipality
���_n    ,    .,.       ���    ���    . ., ,   ..l i   .1,...   .1,-   -, :t     i.-.i     ...:,i
ployees, Mr. Peake said he usually
paid the men himself with a policeman lo assist him, but at one lime- he-
gave lhe waterworks clerk the money
lo pay out. Ile also, he said, give
the payroll to lhe councillor for W aril
Cue  on  one  occasion,  and  it  was all
0. K.
Commissioner Crehan ��� Yes, thai
particular payroll was absolutely ().
Ix., ami was one eif the best payrolls
that came under my notice. I wish
lee make tli.it Statement because of
suggestions that have beeri made. I).'
yotl recollect giving the payroll lo
the councillor more than once?
Mr. Peake said hc could not say
positively whether the councillor took
the  payroll   out  once  or   twice.
Commissioner Crehan���Did you
'keep any record of all yqu sent out
' from time to time?
Mr. Peake���No, I do not think so.
Of course at that time I would know
what went out, anil any money unpaid would be returned the same day,
| and I would know it was all right.
The commissioner askeel  Mr. Peake
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route to the���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE,  Gen. Pass Agent,  Vancouver.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. 0. Smith, C. P. ft T. A.
Phone : Sey. 7100
W. E. Duperow, G. A. P. D
527 Granville Street
roll and the commissioner directed
attention to taxes which were alleged
to be in arrears while at the same
time the cheques for payment of the
taxes were lying ill the tax collector's
office. He mentioned one cheque for
$2011. which had been in the eiffice two
years and was only discovered four
or   live   weeks ago.
Mr. I'eake. in explanation, said that
sometimes cheques were sent without
intimating feu- which particular properly they were Intended tei pay the
taxes, while in other cases, he said,
no address was given t<��� whieh the
receipt should be sent
The commissioner directed Mr.
I'l-ake's attention to the fact that in
1911-Road Bylaw Xo. 6 was over-ex-
nended in Ward One by $16,000; in
Ward Two, $24,000; in \\ard Three.
$10,000: Iu Ward Four. $6,001) and
Ward Five $10,000, and he asked whether Mr. Peake gave the councillors
timely warning that they were over-
expending to such an extent.
Mr. Peake said be trieel lo; but
some roads woulil be over-spent
while either roads had no money
upon them. As a rule he tried, he
said, to get the council to keep to the
appropriations for the various roads,
but sometimes they overspent between  lhe payrolls.
The commissioner suggested that
the witness should have refused to
sign cheques when he knew thc council had over-spent,
Mr. Peake saiel there was. of course,
a  contingency  clause,  providing $25.-
000 for  "other street  purposes."
Commissioner   Crehan :      Yes,   bul
1 was lobl by one or two of the councillors this meirning that the $25,-
000 was intended for opening up certain  streets,    The point   1   wain  to
clear  up.  however, is :     Did  you give
the   council sufficient  information  to
show that they were taking money
from one road anil spending it on
Mr. Peake���I did not put it to thc
council as point blank as that.
The commissioner saiel the principle must be established that money
raiseel by a specific bylaw can nol be
used for other purposes and that
money raised for one road can not
be- used on other roads. If, he said,
municipal councils or clerks were to
bc allowed to do so il wouhl sweep
away municipal government entirely
anil the practice must stop. Hc
pointed out that during thc pear 1911
the council overspent by over a million.
Mr. Peake���But the ratepayers approved of il by passing a blanket bylaw to cover the over-expenditure.
Commissioner  Crehan���That    may
bowed that the council had paiil
$5250 for properly which actually only
cost the municipality half that
The commissioner next questioned
Mr. Peake concerning an item of $24,.
OIK) line le. the B. C. E. R. Company
for shifting the stre-el car tracks on
Eraser avenue, and  he askeel why the
books  of the  municipality did    not
show   that  amount  as  owing?
Mr I'eake said he had no recollection of the mailer anil he askeel ;
"Where did you get that amount
Tin- Commissioner���From the B.
C, Electric Railway who senl i.i a
claim for that amount.   The council
were- salistie-tl lhat the 1911 council
incurred thai elebl anil are paying in-
ti-rist on il- Whal I waul to know
is, who is to blame for the fact that
there is no record of the matter ill
lhe municipal books. If lhe council
did not inform you about the matter
you are not to blame.
Witness���If there had been any
resolution   the  minutes  would  show
it; but I do not remember anything
about  it.
Thc Commissioner���Did you authorize the B. C. Electric Railway to
do   the   work?
Witness���I  do not know.
The witness was then excused from
furher attendance and Mr. J. Mullett. thc water superintendent, took
the stand)
Questioned in regard to the contract   feir   the   supply   of   wood   pipes
for   water   mains,   which  afterwards
were repaired at a cost of $12,000, Mr.
Mullett said he should not recommend
wood pipes, but thc bylaw, he understood, had gone through for the pur
chase  of the pipes  before  he  entered
the service e,f the municipality. He
said he drew up specifications for the
pipes; bin be denied that he slruck
eeut a non-leakage clause. If it was
Struck out it was done without his
know ledge,   he   saiel.
The Commissioner���The non-leakage- clause certainly was struck out.
Here is lhe original contract and it is
undated, though it involved the ex-
penditure of $72,000.
Witness���There is a place for the
The Commissioner���Yes, but there
is no date anil there is no non-leakage clause; but the original contract
as drafted had a non-leakage clause
anil the inference is that the contractors refused to sign the contract
with   the  non-leakage  clause.
Mr. Mullett���I do not know anything about  that.
The Commissioner���Would you not
People's Providers
Armstrong's, Corner Fraser Street and
River Avenue
South Vancouver Post Office
For Fine Groceries, Provisions, &c.
Give us a trial order and see what we can
do towards cutting down the high cost of
Yours truly,
J. Armstrong W. H. Armstrong
Have helped sun-kissed Burnaby ami South Vancouver develop froi
virgin forest into busy districts of homes.
The-v believe Burnaby possesses aj] the factors necessary p. mal
her one day lhe hub of lit,- peninsula.
llominoii Trust  Block,
���Ml  Cambie Streel
Edmonds Station,
Phone 1038 : Edmonds, B. C.
I have the exclusive sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to statica.   $1,000 each; on good terms.   Sec me about them.
6J4   acres  in   Edmonds  district,   near   Power   House  and  iacing   on   Vancouver
Koad.     All  cleared.     Price  $16,000.00.   $5,000.00   cash;   balance   6,   12,   18,   and   24
PHONE  1024
One acre close to Cut Off. $2000.    Easy terms
Opposite Power House : Lots 50x120. yA cash; 6, 12, 18, 24 mths. $523
Another $450.   $100 cash; $10 per month
Highland   Park   Acreage
We have a number of SMALL ACREAGE PARCELS on and
near thc new cut-off line of the B. C. Electric Railway.
1 acre, just off Railway, $2100; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
tys\ acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and IH
E.  W.  MacLEAN   LTD.
Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
Coldicutt  Block,  4th  Ave.  and 6th  St.
If It is in East Burnaby, we can sell it for you
Telephone 719 East  Burnaby,  B. C.
909   Dominion   Trust   Building,   Vancouver,   B. C.
Telephone* :     Office B497.    Works 6203.      Works  9328.    Works  9179
a non-leakage clause .going
Witness���I most certainly would if
1 had been there when the contract
was signed.
Asked whether tlie pipes were supplied according to specifications the
witness said so far as the winding ol
the pipes was concerned he believed
they  were up to specification.	
Tlie partnership heretofore known by the
firm name and designation of Sloan & Allen
grocers and provision merchants, holding forth
mi Main Strt-et, near Twenty-ninth Avenue, in
thc Municipality of South Vancouver, Province of liritish Columbia, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, Thomas W. Allen,
retiring;. John Sloan will collect all accounts
and indebtedness to the said firm nnd assume
all   expenditures   and   pay   all   bills.
In witness whereof the said patties to these
presents have hereunto set their hands and
seals this twenty fifth day of January, in tin'
year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred
and   thirteen.
To   any   ratepayer   or  owner   of   real   1"��,
rrty    in    the    District    Municipality   "'    a0U"
Take    notice    that    the    commissioner   ar
pointed   to   enquire   Into   thc   affairs   oi
above municipality will resume the enQUtr)
the   3rd   day   of   February,   191.1,   at   the ��00'
of ten in the forenoon in the Munjcipf
ot ten in ttic lorcnoon in tne iuum<-��� '���������  -     .
South   Vancouver, corner of  Forty-thi��� a
Fraser( fur the purpose of enquiring ,rI',|.'ll.
municipal   matter   generally;   hut   more   pi
eularly  into the following
(a)  Contracts for public  works or
(b) Purchase   of   real   estate  for   any  I11""
(c) Purchases of lumber used by tl"-1 tnUOi*
(d) Purchases   of   fire   equipment   and   a|
(e) Water Works generally.
Any   person   desiring  to   give   any   illft'r,1!j!
tion   relating   to   the   above   matters   arc
��� 1 nested  to do so,
JAS.   B.   Sl'RINGFl.'.^;. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1913
20 % off Heaters
Now's your chance to get a
heater cheap.
We want to reduce our stock.
The best place to buy Hardware is
Corner Sixteenth Avenue and
Main Street
Corner 49th Ave. and Fraser Street
McBride's Hardware is the
Hall Mark of  QUALITY.
A Wild Goat Hunt in the Rockies
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at the shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
If it be a crime for me to tcknow.
ledge that all through two seasons I
cherished a desire to be charged with
the blood of a Reicky Mountain goat
I must be the most offending soul
���Jive, and I crave no pardon from tbe
Humane Society. It may be that I
have inherited the killing instinct
from Cain, but whether or not this is
so I have always imagined that goats
art possessed of the Devil���with all
due respect to His Majesty.
I remember an Angora goat my
Grandmother kept when I was a boy.
Its one aim in life was to cause
tremble and how contemptuously that
goat used to smile, as for the tenth
time each day it watched me from a
distance set about tej mend the
breaches in the garden fence. There
was hardly a moveable stone within
a mile radius that I hadn't sent "kur-
plunk" between its ribs but it just
smiled and smiled till at last a stage
was reached in my boyish vindictive
nature when I was unable to decide
whom I most detested, Grandmother
'er the Re,at. However this is somc-
what off the point from stalking a
sly old "billy" at an elevation of over
K.IHIII feet among the Canadian
"Fwas nearing dusk and we wcre
hurriedly making camp at the end of
the most tiresome and difficult trail
a cayuse had ever been persuaded to
travel over. Our elevation by aneroid
was over 7,010 feet and there was
barely brush enough in sight to afford
camp comfort and a bannock lire for
the cook. The Chief's optics had been
turned for some time on the bluff's
abeeve, as the occasional crashing
down of a boulder from the mountain
side intei the valley below suggested
the presence of goat on the ledges.
Ilis observations were succssful, as
one was spied placidly making an
evening jaunt along a ridge nearly a
thousand feet above, but though we
needed fresh meat pretty badly the
Chief showed very little desire to attempt the steep ascent and a detour
of the  ridge  at  so late an  hour.
It was at this point I came in. I
had a record for fast climbing as well
as an indescribable hunting craze and
it was such a combination that won
out   on   this  particular  occasion.
Discouraging as thc outlook for a
shot appeared to bc I did not have
to bc persuaded to drop the tent ropes
and run.
Seizing the rifle and cramming a
few shells in the magazine I made
for thc slope which led up to the
ridge somewhat to leeward of the
place where the goat had been first
seen. I fairly flew up the mountain
side, the speed I developed being so
great that I became alarmed at my
own agility. Over ledges, boulders,
and chasms 1 sprang automatically,
till it seemed but the space of a min-
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lute before I had gained the ridge.
Whether or not the goat was coming
| in my direction or whether I si. juld
ever see it again were questions I had
I neet stopped to consider and I was
lar toe, overcome with excitement and
exertion when I reached this point, to
attempt  to  determine  anything.
Looking  back  over    the    incident,
I some days later, 1 could only remem.
Ib�� that 1 flung myself down on all
fours  among  some  rocks  regardless
of everything but a desire  to  catch
my escaping breath.
Abeiut the only one of the five
senses that wasn't for thc moment
completely out of commission was
that of hearing so that I was still attracted by thc noise of falling rocks
above my head. I had strength
enough left to look up and there
about thirty or forty feet on my left
sieved Sir William, in full regalia, majestically bewhiskered, and not appearing in the least disturbed by my
1 remember thinking of the gun, of
the place where I lay, of my purpose
there, etc.; and as, between each gasp
eel my lungs, thc truth began slowly
to (lawn 1 even remember trying to
take aim.
I have since figured out by aid of
sines, cosines, subtended angles and
a b'eok of logarithms that if the goat
hail measured fifteen feet in lateral
dimension and twelve in vertical and
in case tlie hammer fell when the
muzzle was swinging at its greatest
eccentricity I might have succeeded
m disturbing the scattered hairs on
I lie end e,f its tail; in other words, 1
could no more draw a bead with a
' ance to kill than I could tell from
a study of his whiskers how long he
had lived in the mountains. Much
i- I regretted doing so I was obliged
tee lower the rifle and watch the object of my desires disappear around
the corner of the ledge.
Tlie disappearance of the goat helped enormously to arouse new energy
and springing up I scrambled along
leer another hundred yards or so on
the back of the ridge to await his re-
ippearance on the other side. I had
neet long to wait, as I had barely
titled behind some boulders when he
strutted out into full view only afiout
twenty feet from where I lay. If 1
had possessed a camera that moment
1 surely would have dropped the gun,
I was se, impressed with his majestic
imposing appearance as he stood silhouetted and motionless against the
skyline on the flat ledge above. I was
somewhat more composed by now,
however, but as it was quite dusk I
simply had to take a leoint blank sight.
At the report of the rifle the goat
sprang fully ten feet across a chasm
ind was gone. I could not even tell
f I had make a hit, though it was
practically impossible to miss every
section of his great bulk at so short
a range.
Fully aroused and thirsting for gore
1 sprang off in thc direction he had
taken and in my excitement and disregard of danger I believe that if the
goat and I were in a race I should
have taken the lead and come in first.
As soon as I reached a point where
1 could view the chasm I saw that the
goat had climbed the bluff and was
then standing on a narrow ledge in
tlu- cliff about 250 feet above mc, but
though it was pretty dark I could
sec that my first shot had told as his
fore-shoulder was covered with blood.
1 again raised thc rifle and fired.
Whether this second shot did the
work or whether the goat was on the
point of exhaustion when the shot
was fired I have never determined but
immediately following the report of
the gun he turned over, rolled off into
space and went crashing doevn the
Steep bluffs, the heavy thuds, made by
his body colliding now and again with
Hie projecting cliffs, sending momentary thrills eet terrier through my en-
lire  frame.
Screaming and yelling, like on suddenly possessed, to the men in the
camp below 1" fetch up an a\e' an.!
a knife, I began the descent into the
draw whither lhe goal had fallen anil
why I was no| killed twenty times
before I reached lhe body "f 'lie -oat
has been the wonder oi my life- ever
since.    In lhe dense' elarkiie--- I sprang
safely over boulders, chasms and
perilous places, that in a more i . m ,1
condition e.f mind    1    would    have
hesitated t.-. go over even iii broad
The goal must have gem down
fully 800 feet before it finally got
caught in some fissures and was prevented freun  tumbling further.
Using only a small penknife I hacked at the skin fur a while till after
some difficulty 1 effected an entrance
into the stomach sufficient to let the
air out of the carcase t.i prevent
blasting, and as I could do no more
vith my humble hunting equipment
I uegan the ascent to the ridec in the
direction of camp. It was then that
I realized the damage wrought by my
frantic screaming and yelling before
I left the ridge.
The chief ana cook not being able
:ee distinguish words at such a distance had decided from my screaming that I was either killed or mortally wounded, and both had startled
'ff simultaneously with ropes and relief apparatus for the recovery of my
iiody in whole or in part.
Before 1 had half finished the climb
I could hear thc yelling of the relief
���larty on the ridge above and it took
me some considerable time to explain
how it all happened and to satisfactorily convince them that my screams
and cries had merely resulted from an
pver-wrought enthusiasm for which
e-ains I received reprimands by the
score and a threat to be reported at
lhe next meeting of the Alpine Club.
Thc following morning 1 managed
to 'dissect the body of the goat and
bring tiie valuable portions into camp,
which, by the way, proved all the
more valuable during thc ensuing
week when we were hung up by bad
weather and for four days lived entirely on goat meat.
The head, which every amateur
hunter   prizes,   was  so   crushed     and
bedraggled from contact with the
ragged cliffs and bluffs, that there was
no solid portion available as a trophy
of what was to me at' least a most
thrilling and exciting time.
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Plenty of Room
There is still plenty of room on the
earth, says Garrett P. Serviss, who
he,Ids that the earth could maintain a
population ten times as great as that!
if today. It may be getting a little
rowded in spots, but that is all.
"The land surface of the globe,"
say.i this writer, "o.icrs over 50,000,-
001) square miles.    According to the
census and estimates made in 1910,
it contains nearly 2,000,000,000 inhabitants, an average of 40 to thc
si|ti,ire mile. Leaving out of account
the mountains, the deserts and the
ice-covered lauds about thc poles,
there must be at least 30,000,000
square miles capable of supporting a
dense population, especially with thc
aid of modern scientific methods and
modem machinery for the cultivation
of this soil. If the whole 30,000,000
square miles could be made to sustain
a population as dense as that of Uel-
gium, the earth would have about 20,-
000,000,000 inhabitants. If the average density were only 200 to the
square mile instead of 650, as in Belgium, the total population would be
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The smart London woman is finding a new amusement in dressing
dolls, either for her own children or
for the children of a friend and she
issues invitations to her friends "to
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and modern Royalties, famous beau-
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Guests on arriving at the house
where the doll party is being held
find yards of beautiful fabrics lying
about the floor, and cloth of gold and
silver draping the backs of chairs.
This craze is the outcome of the
Queen's announcement that she had
herself made all the garments worn
by the dolls she presented to a recent
charity. Proof of her Majesty's belief
in substantial petticoats was clearly
indicated. Some of the dolls dressed
by the first lady in the land were very
much flannel pctticoated, and not a
few ultra smart dames were truly
The other afternoon, twenty-five
carriages were to be seen outside a
house in Park Lane, where a doll
party was taking place. Men are
often pressed into service with needle,
thread and scissors, and acquit themselves quite creditably.
The Countess of Suffolk, who before her marriage was Miss Daisy
Leiter of Chicago, and sister of the
late Lady Ctirzon, is also conspicuous
in the doll dressing craze. She is not
only a generous donor of dolls to var-
iejus fashionable bazaars, but several
of the dolls are the product of her
own labor, while she employs a num.
in the business.
The Countess of Suffolk was both
amused and annoyed recently, when
she visited a bazaar in a fashionable
London suburb to find a comprehensive collection of dolls all boldly
labeled : "Dressed by the Countess of
Suffolk." Some of them undoubtedly
had been produced by her own weirk
ers, but the majority of them were
evidently bought in some back street
store. To save her reputation in doll
production she bought up the whole
stock, and had them packed off into
obscurity, The sales that day were
a record one, and the promoters were
highly pleased with her enterprise,
but it is more than likely they will
lose a generous patroness in the doll-
dressing Countess, whose pride in her
handicraft was outraged by seeing
the sort al thing that had been
palmed off as her own work.
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What the actor docs with liis'
heeily knows, but anybody can guess
Wine lili the lobster palaces nightly
with the rattle of knives an: Forks
and popping corks for an accompaniment.' Why. thc actors. Who tear
up the highroads in automobiles,
throwing money to ihe winds and
dropping diamonds along the route,
just to puncture the oilier fellow's
in.-- Wh,,. luil the actors? Win,
went   twenty   dollar   hats   and   forty
dollar waistcoats, talke milk baths
an.!    feast   on  nightingale    tongues,
never wear lhe' same suit twice, ..nil
travel only in taxi-cabs and limousines ami private cars' Again, actors
.ileel   likewise   actri SSI 9,
Sometimes the actor and the act-
rcss are quite rational in the conduct
��� ef life. Notable among actresses for
success both em and off the stage is
May Irwin, who comes to Toronto
next week. In her plump serenity
Miss Irwin seems to be one of those
people of such comfortable circumstances that they could not be expected tee d'i anything thai would jog
them out of their easy-going orbits.
Hut May Irwin is a hustler. In almost
every large city lhat she visits in her
tours, she is familiar with the real
estate values, and in quite a number
of them she has investments. On the
tax list of Chicago she is rated on
$���50,000 weirth of property, and along
the Atlantic coast she owns property
freun a hunting camp in the Maine
woods to an orange grove iu Florida.
Miss Irwin finds real estate operating as fascinating as acting and "there
is more money in it." One of this
actress' earliest commercial ventures
was in the summer hotel business. A
great many actors,
who have not enjoy
sure of success, are inclined to open
small hostelries. And in the cases
where they are unsuccessful it is
usually because the owners have not
developed the commercial instinct,
for in his years of traveling the actor
has geit thc viewpoint of thc hotel
patron and does his best to make his
guest comfortable.
Miss Irwin's venture in the business was prompted entirely by a hospitable instinct. She owns "a large
establishment in the Thousand Islands, and she decided to open her
island to actors and actresses only.
For  several years  the  profession, as
Corporation of the District of South
Dog Tax will be collected at the
Municipal Hal! in future. Dogs found
running at large without having a
license  tag will bc impounded.
Chief of I' 'lice
"1 kid  them; -Ues    s->Ii< 1    f..r    the
summer" at  May   Irwin's  Island, until
she found her vacation was likely to
invalidate her i n the rest of the
year, so the "bonny-face," as they
called   her.   had  tee  call   a   halt
Thc largest holdings which this co.
medienne has are mi Manhattan Island. It is a current saying that every
time thai May In', in has a new success em the stage she builds another
apartment house. Must of these edifices arc "up-town," or in Harlem,
though she holds title to a number
of residences and apartments in
Brooklyn as well. For commercial
property Miss Irwin has pinned her
faith to the Times Square District,
and she owns a row of houses along
Fortieth Street, just east of Broadway.
Miss Irwin is. as everybody knows,
a Canadian. She was be>rn in Whitby,
Ont., in���well, if yeiu want to know
the year, look up the Green Hook.
His One Regret
A certain man stayed out much
later at night than his wife liked, and
as he would never tell her where he
had been she got their little boy to
ask him.
One    morning    at    breakfast    the
especially   those I >'ol,"Sster said, "Dad. where v.uz yer
e.i the full mea- laitvTnighti"' ���  -
'Never   you   mind   wliere   I
answered  the   father.
"But," insisted the boy, "where wuz
"Well, if you must know, I was
sitting up with a  sick  friend."
"Oh, did yer sick friend die?"
"What an absurd question I Of
course he didn't die!"
"Oh, but did you hold your sick
friend's hand?"
"No," answered the father, "how
foolish you are. Of course I didn't."
And then he added with a far-away
look in his eyes, "I wish to heaven
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A FOREIGNER who secretly carries a dangerous
^* weapon is one of the most serious menaces to
society. When that foreigner lacks knowledge of the law
of the country, but knows only of vendettas and far
Eastern methods of settling differences, it is inviting
crime and disorder with the prospects of a bountiful harvest. Canada has long been troubled with a population
which is too keen to try the edges of concealed knives.
In Montreal and Toronto the police records have long
since displayed this blot. Even in Winnipeg and Vancouver, the newer and greater Western cities, thc problem
has been met and is not yet solved.
Thc other day in the Provincial House, the question of
foreigners carrying concealed weapons was brought before the notice of the members and they wisely offered
legislation to make the punishment in keeping with the
offence. They believe, no doubt, that an ounce of prevention is more efficacious than a pound of cure, and that by
making it possible to inflict a heavy penalty for carrying
a knife or a gun there will not be so great occasion to use
these instruments of crime.
In a country where its laws-respecting citizens are open
to serious fines if they carry weapons without proper permits, it seems passing strange that the foreigner should
not long since have been brought to a halt with a sudden
jerk. From the stories of police court cases it is found
that in nearly every case of the arrest of a foreigner it
is found that the offender is also guilty of carrying a
concealed weapon. Where thc use of pistols and knives
is known to the great majority of the citizens of the
country largely in story-book, surely this is one of the
great burlesques on society.
If the foreigner is to bc made a law-respecting citizen,
he must first be relieved of his instruments of crime.
Camps and settlements of foreigners in parts of Ontario
are regularly searched by officers to clean out shooting
irons and knives. If the British Columbia Government
would instruct a general clean-up of the camps and settlements of this province and then insist that proper inspection be continued at regular intervals there would be less
work for the police and a few more whole hides among the
foreign element.
amples of mismanagement and incompetence? The people
have themselves largely to blame on account of their disinterestedness and apathy in public questions.
Political clubs are chiefly responsible for a widespread
knowledge of matters political in the Old Country. It is
only natural that on coming to this country they should
express surprise on thc lack of interest in political
activities. The residents of the Collingwood district have
taken a step towards the solution of this problem with
the formation of "A Mock Parliament." If similar bodies
were formed throughout the Municipality, South Vancouver would not longer be accused of lack of interest
in matters pertaining to the government of the Municipality, the  Province and  the  Dominion.
INVESTIGATIONS and tests made from time to time
prove that more stringent pure food laws are becoming more urgent with each succeeding year. Restrictions
are now placed on manufacturers in the hope that they
will protect the consumer, but evidently there arc still
ways of evading the regulations. At Saskatoon the other
day several tests of butter were made. Nine samples were
examined on one day and out of these nine samples but
one was found to be butter. The rest wcre merely imitations. Later another nine samples were tested and not
one was found to be butter. Surely this is a sorry commentary on the prairies and on Canada which ranks as
one of the best butter-producing countries in  the world.
Essentially stricter government inspection while food
stuffs are in the process of manufacture is necessary.
Dairies, where butter is manufactured, are inspected with
a view of enforcing sanitary conditions, but in the actual
process of butter-making evidently there is room for investigation. While there is some inspection of the buildings wdiere cows are kept and the animals themselves are
tested to guarantee freedom from tuberculosis, it is not
always the case that thc consumer gets what he has the
right to expect. It is said the during the tie-up last winter
of the Chilliwack line of the B. C. E. R., the City of Vancouver practically existed for a week on milk made from
powder prepared for that purpose. The great bulk of the
milk supply of Vancouver comes from the Fraser Valley
and with transportation paralyzed owing to unusual
weather conditions, to avoid a milk famine and fill the demands of an active market, thc manufactured article was
set before the public and consumed as eagerly as the
bona-iide liquid. Even under ordinary circumstances it
is said not a little milk made from powders is consumed
daily in Vancouver.
Impure milk has been responsible for endless deaths
of infants and children, while it has also been the cause
of many serious epidemics. The scarlet fever outbreak-
in Sapperton, which is only now under control, was caused
by impure milk. Too great precautions cannot be taken
in protecting the public against impure milk and articles
of daily consumption which lend themselves to substitution and adulteration.
VV7ITH a Conservative "Government" in power a local
" "Parliament" has been started at Collingwood, and
there is every prospect of it having a useful, vigorous,
lively and successful career. The personnel of the members already elected to constituencies encourages us to
anticipate some very instructive debates, and it is no idle
compliment���no "pipe dream"���to use a coloquial expression, for us to anticipate that Victoria and Ottawa
will watch with interest the proceedings at Collingwood
to see the trend of public opinion and, perhaps, to pick
up ideas which shall inspire initiative. A local Parliament is no new thing either in the Old Country or in
Canada, and experience has proved that not only have
legislators been made and trained by such institutions, but
that excellent measures as well as excellent men have
first come into thc arena of practical politics in thc atmosphere of an amateur legislative chamber. We wish the
"Parliament" every success and we call upon thc people
of South Vancouver to give it every encouragement and
support possible.
Thc value of well conducted debates cannot be overestimated. If a man holds erroneous opinions and hears
these opinions discussed, he may have the opportunity
of exchanging error for truth. If he holds correct opinions then debate will give him better appreciation of
truth by seeing it contrasted with error. "Hear both
sides" is a wise saying handed down to us by the solons
of al! ages, and we have every confidence that the two���
or more���sides of many important questions will be
thoughtfully, decorously, and effectively presented for
discussion in the Ceillingwood Parliament with benefit to
the debaters, to the public who listen, and to students
of political, civic and social science���including even some
official  legislators.
'���' of the greatest benefactors to mankind in all time
providing his tuberculosis vaccine proves efficacious and
does all that is claimed for it. The world has suffered
from no greater blight nor scourge than the White Plague
and with prospects that a serum has at last been found
that will successfully combat the ravages of that disease
there will be widespread rejoicing and more than superficial thank-offerings.
Medical statistics prove that there are few homes in the
world which are not tainted to some degree by this
terrible scourge. While it leaves its ugly shape in some
form or other, the whole world must stop to consider the
great possibilities of the Friedmann cure. The serum is
said to be a culture of live germs that originally came
from the blood of a turtle, and the secret is said to be
shared by only one other person other than the discoverer. Patients are now being treated by the German
physician in his institute for tuberculosis in Berlin.
Dr. Friedmann will soon visit America. When his negotiations with the German Government are completed he
will sail for this continent, and it is a foregone conclusion
that he will be received with as great interest here as in
any other part of the world.    '
The Pocketbook of the Wife
"There is nothing more important
in this nation or the life of any other
nation than the pocketbook of the
wife," writes James J. Hill. "We hear
a great deal of the high cost of living," he continues, "and I agree with
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and
Dr. Wiley, the pure food authority,
that some of this is due to thc fact
that our land is not cultivated to its
utmost limit.
"The original quesion of social eco.
nomici which we have to consider at
thc present time is not tlie tariff or
the finances of the governments but
the pocketbook of the wife. I emphatically state that I do ne.t mean the
pocketbook of the husband, the earning factor of thc family, but the pocketbook of the wife, who has the
home and tlie children under her
"Then tendency of the average woman is to buy anything, from potatoes
to thc underclothing of her children,
as cheaply as possible. That is the
worst kind of economy. A good buyer really reduces the high cost of living by paying a high price for an
article that is worth it. It is very
difficult to convince a housewife of
this fact, but when she once realizes
this she is on the true road to making money."
How to Get Votes for Women
Mr. Ramsay Macdonald, the prominent Radical Labor member of thc
Hritish House of Commons, the other
day addressed a meeting in liis constituency on the subject of women suffrage, when lie pointed out bow to get
the vote, and how not to get it.
The argument of "No taxation
without representation," he said,
could not be used so far as individuals
were concerned; it could only be applied to the State. It was a middle-
class argument, and did not carry
conviction with Socialists. It was
equally fallacious also to say that if
women were enfranchised wages
weeuld rise. Men's wages had never
risen because they were enfranchised
But he desired women's enfranchisement because the experience of
women was needed in legislation on all
questions affecting the home, the fireside, the cupboard, and the children.
Women's experience was pre-eminently the experience of suffering
humanity. The arguments were all
in favor of women, and the question
was how the vote should be obtained.
Two methods before them were rational persuasion and militancy, and
he bad always stood, and still stood,
for the first. It was a grotesque and
childish reading of history to say that
the burning of Nottingham Castle and
the pulling down of the railings of
Hyde Park got thc votes for men.
They were adverse influences. He
stood for rational persuasion because
he was convinced of the justice of the
women's cause.
To those who asked the Labor
party to "put up a fight," he replied
that the Turks had made a fight. Did
the women want the Labor party to
put up a fight or to get them the vote?
If they wanted a fight they could
provide it, and leave them without the
vote for the next forty years. If they
wanted the suffrage, the Labor party
would help them to get it speedily if
they did not hamper them or tie their
POLITICS arc undoubtedly given far too little attention in Canada. The men who arc rightly informed
on matters pertaining to the government of the country
are few and far between. The general mass of people
has too long been engrossed in amassing a competence to.
give the time it should to study of the problems confronting the city, the province and the country. Scandals
creep out from time to time as the result of research by
some over zealous person or persons and the public rub
their eyes and hold their hands in holy horror.
The government of a city, or a province, or of a country, is merely a business proposition. Men are elected
to the various governing bodies to conduct the business
of the people. Imagine the people not caring a fig as to
how their money should be spent or how their resources
should be guarded and you have the exact attitude of a
great number of the electorate of Canada.
Put the same methods into practice in business life.
The shareholders of a business undertaking are keen to
see right men in control of the business. Efficiency and
honesty must be their chief attributes. If a man is either
inefficient or dishonest he must make place for a successor. The shareholders keep close tab on their men
with the result that the company with the greater number
��� of shareholders is usually found to be the most reliable
and most substantial. When the shareholders lose interest
beware of scandals.
Yet such conditions prevail in the political life in Canada. Representatives are sent to the councils, to the
various legislatures, and to the parliament at Ottawa, and
the people immediately lull themselves to sleep with the
thought that they have done their duty and their work
is ended there. Is it to be wondered at that the country
is shocked from  time  to time by glaring and  gross ex-
\ MRIOUS kinds of snow-shovellers have been devclop-
v ed in South Vancouver as a result of the recent falls
of the beautiful during the past few weeks. One class
of shovellers do the most of their shoveling in their
dreams. They pile the fleecy flakes in graceful heaps off
the walks in the quiet moments of the night and awaken
witli almost a belief that they have accomplished a great
deal for themselves and neighbors. They usually have
thc strongest and most continued complaints to make
about snow.
Then there is a class of snow-shovellers who wait for
their neighbors to clean their walks. This class is quite
common. They are almost disappointed if their neighbors
should think so little oi them as to neglect to clear their
portion. This is thc class of resident who would put up
with any kind of personal inconvenience while waiting
for the Municipality to move the trouble.
Again there is the class who shovel not only their own
private walks but the public walks in front of their property.   These are the good citizens.
In Eastern cities where snow is plentiful during the
winter months, there is usually a regulation compelling
householders to keep the public walks in front of their
property clean of snow. They may do as they like about
their private walks but the streets must be kept clean.
South Vancouver is too sparsely settled at present to
permit of any such legislation. The pride of the residents
in their municipality, however, should influence them in
doing all that they can in assisting their neighbors and
themselves. Some day when the Municipality becomes
more thickly populated there will not be so many classes
of snow-shovellers in South Vancouver. There will be
but one class, and they will be compelled to shovel
whether they want to or not.
Lyman Abbott's Idea of the Church
The extreme views for and against
the church all go too far, thinks one
man who stands within the circle and
finds it as an institution human as
well as divine. Dr. Lyman Abbott has
been fifty years a minister, and for the
last twelve of them has had a parish
nearly as wide as his country. He
gave up the pulpit in Plymouth
Church in 1908, but writes that he has
since preached almost every Sunday
during eight months of thc year in
various churches and college chapels
in different parts of the United States.
"I have found church members to
bc men and women much like myself." he says in general analysis, "and
1 joined them because I wanted their
help and because I thought I could
render some help to them in a common effort tei make life worth living."
lie elocs imt hesitate to say that his
fifty years "has confirmed neither the
extravagant demands which are sometimes made for the church, nor the
in, less extravagant criticisms which
are sometimes made upon it." Ile
wriles further:
"I elei not remember that I have met
in the church a Pecksniff; but I have
found some unconscious hypocrites
who put their religion on with their
Sunday clothes, and who never learned that religion had any direct connection wilh daily life. I have not
found tbe church a company of saints
waiting feer their ascension robes; but
neither have' I found them a company
of suing, self-satisfied individuals who
came to service on Sunday to thank
God that they wcre not as other men
"I have been more apt to find them
too self-accusing and too discouraged
and disheartened. I have found them
like other men and women: vain,
proud, selfish, egotistical, ambitious,
covetous, quick-tempered, but with
this important difference���they were
not satisfied to remain so, and had
leagued themselves together to help
each other to be better men and women, and to help thc world to become a better world."
So the largest chestnut tree in the world grows on the
slopes of Mount Etna. Now we know where the comic
papers get their jokes from.
Chinaman Tong Nam settee trap to catchee rat, but trap
catchce pheasant���Policeman Jackson catchee Chinaman
and Magistrate catchee fifty dollars fine.    Good business!
*     , *       *
At one sitting this week the Victoria Parliament only
deliberated for forty minutes. It is safe to predict that
the Collingwood Parliament will hold interest for a much
longer time.
A * *
Commissioner Crehan seems to agree with Councillor
Wilbers that "blanket by-laws" are not "healthy."
The novel "Three Weeks" was officially condemned as constituting
obscene literature when before Judge
Lanctot, at Montreal. H. A. Mace,
a bookseller at 299 St. Antoine
Street, pleaded guilty to selling.
Judge   Lanctot   suspended   sentence
Phone: Pair. 326       4518 Main St.
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, B.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Eanks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed Drafts       Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Fraser Street, close to Forty-ninth Avenue, 33 feet; $2,600 cash.
Cleared Lots, 33 feet, high and dry, $550.   $50 cash, balance easy
One Cleared Lot, close to Fraser, facing south, 33 feet; $850.   $100
cash, balance easy payments,
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If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
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Offices :  51st Avenue and Fraser Street.   Phone : Fraser 36.
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Short Lesson in Household
Are you using carbon lamps for lighting ?
Do you know that Tungsten lamps give three times the amount
of light obtained from the carbon lamp with the same consumption
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Would it not bc advisable for you to secure this improved form of
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After you have considered the above queries visit our salesrooms
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For convenience of our customers wc carry a full line of Tungsten
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(Near Davie)
The undersigned having severed all connection with the firm of
Simmons & Senecal, at 4140 Main Street, I beg to announce to my
numerous friends and patrons that I have opened Dressmaking
Parlors at Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, where I will be
pleased to welcome old and new customers.
Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, South Vancouver.
South Vancouver
Subdivision of Portion Block IS, D. L. 330 and 331.
Fronting on River Road and .Sixty-ninth Avenue. Prices
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With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Corner Pender and Seymour Streets
Insurance Money to Loan
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If your heating plant is not satisfactory, see us. We
instal the "Pease" system of hot water and warm air.
See us for your plumbing repairs. We employ only
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Woman Who is Home Doctor
"(if coune,.it is right and proper
feer a man tee marry a weernan," remarked the wilel man .ei (lie- weieeds,
"but if a young man hael wisdom he
would     COnfult   his   chle-rly     marrieel
frieiuls befeere taking (hat important step, liy Ihis method lie would
learn of many of the pitfalls which
beset the path that he must minder
ill. Almost any marrieel man weeiild
give him information and advice
which  would   be   priceless.    Imt     the
prospective bridegroom doetn't care
a red cent for the counsel and ad-
monition of thetse who have lived anel
suffered. He is quite satisfied that
the damsel eif his choice is faultless,
and that his married life will be one
round of pleasure, and experience
alone can open his eyes.
"I sometimes think that my friends
should have cautioned me when they
learned that I had resolved upon matrimony, I had many friends among
the sages and greybeards, Why
didn't they lift up their voices and en.
treat nie t'e come out of my trance'''
The answer is easy, my friend. They
knew that nothing they could say
would turn me freim my fell purpose.
Doubtless tlu-y wept in secret when
they saw my infatuation, hut they
could do nothing for me. When it
comes I., matririiony every man must
dree hi. own weird, whatever that is.
"I married an incomparable woman,
Sin' had a hundred charms and graces,
anel was in every way a credit to her
m'n, Imt -~ 1 i * - had ilu- feminine weakness for fails. She was always enthusiastic over some new idea; first
one thing ami thc another. She hail
a superstitious belief that everything
-lie saw iu print must be true, anil she
had a deathless faith in recipe books.
My tremble began when she became
possessed "fa large, swarthy volume
containing milliems of priceless house-
h'elel recipes. She was always finding something in that book that caused nn' unspeakable suffering ami humiliation.
"For instance, she re'ael in its pages
that ceeal oil is one of lhe greatest curative agencies in ihe world.
Applied externally or internally, it
will cure almost any e.lil disease infesting the human form. With a can
e.f kerosene in the house it is idle
feelly tee summem a physician when
there is sickness. She look all this
flapdoodle seriously anel read in that
intolerable book that colds, pneumonia, chilblains and forty either diseases were caused by .sitting and for
months together she made my life a
burden. If I sprained my ankle she
saturated it with coal oil; if my hair
was falling out she rubbed coal oil
into my scalp, and one night she did
it close tei a gas jet with the result
that my dome eif thought caUght lire
and I had to jump intei the cistern lei
extinguish the conflagration, If I
caught cold 1 had to take a tablespoon of coal oil.
"She was always looking for excuses to dope mc with coal oil, and
she seemed to think that I ill-treated
her if I hadn't one ailment or another.
After two of three months of this
treatment I fell like a torchlight procession and smelled like a petroleum
warehouse and I was always afraid
thai I'd perish of spontaneous combustion. Ceial oil is a useful product,
ami no home is complete without a
can behind the kitchen doeir but a
wife should pour it into the lam;) and
not  into her  husband.
"Why didn't I rebel you ask? Such
an inquiry shows that you have never
heen married. A man desires peace
in his own home more than anything
else. Sweet, balmy, while winged
peace. In order to get it he is willing to put up wilh a great deal. I
might have rebelled against coal "il
and then my wife wouhl have taken
up  codliver  eiil  or  something equally
"Then my wife read in that unspeakable book that cooked victuals
carried off tens eef thousands of untimely graves every year. The only
thing lit I'i eat was raw vegetable-
So she began feeding me cabbage' .mel
turnips een the half shell, anil I concluded lhat if I hail lee live like a cow
I'd have a cow's favorite surroundings, and I Heel to Ihe forest primeval."���Walt   Mason
��� ef filet 'er chilly lace, feirining a bor-
ebr. are' especially pretty.
A piece e,f linen twenty inches
square is used for a charming centrepiece, and in each corner is set a
square motif of Arabian lace in an
animal or Bower design. Finish the
edge by crocheting a narrow picot
lace around it.
Obi nig sofa cushions are enjoying
an enviable' popularity. Ecru mercerized poplin is much used in combination with strips or motifs of filet lace.
Purchase two bands of insertion to
encircle the width of the pillow and
jeein them to a band of poplin with
an Inch-wide hemstitched hem down
each side. L'se linen fringe to finish
the ends.
Pincushion tops can bc made by using the small motifs in combination
with squares of eyelet embroidery, to
feerm a square or an oblong strip.
Join these motifs by whipping the
twe edges together, and when the top
is c pleted attach it tei the bottom
of   linen.     Border   this   with   a   scant
ruffle with filet or cluny lace.   Small
pincushions  are   fashioned    from    a|,|u. Eastern fabrics.    For the women
-ingle  square of lace  with  an  edging I who  |ike   ,|u,   more  v,'vj,i  tone8  there
showing fullness only where the cor- are ,|K. genuine Eastern stuffs, so de.
net's are  turned. corative in  themselves that  they re-
Filel lace launders beautifully and quire little or no trimming, li i- well
weirs for ages, therefore it is thor- to remember that the success of a
emghly practical t.i use feir decorating negligee in this material depends
ihe home. largely mi  ilu-  skill displayed in  the
The exquisite bedspreads, window drapings for there should bi harmony
lraperies. door panels, pillow covers, between line' ami fabric. Much of the
ind scarf-, exported from France, are ' (trace in tlu- swathings "i the Orien-
made e.f filet, cluny, ami Arabian lace  ''il- can be adapted in  ihe intimate
i chiffon or lace, as the fancy may indicate.
The lirst  requisite e,f any negligee,
I whether lhe- mem-  formal teagown e,r
the simplest boudoir robe, is comfort
I It   mu-t   be-   a   garment   -ee   loose  and
| roe.my   thai   it   can   be-   weirn   without I troubl
corsets, and for thi- reason the high
waistline ���- generally more becoming
than lhe iieermal eme. The fullness eif
the- gown hanging from this raised
waistline hide-- the- fact lhat the- -up-
port eef the ceir-et has been withdrawn.
Another important feature "f the
negligee is the color, and here is
where the woman bb-seil with a
sense e,f color has the advantage over
her friends. It is in the combination
and blending e,f ceeh.r that much of
the charm of the negligee lies. The
woman who revels ill daring colors
may indulge her fancies to her heart's
content, for it is in these intimate
gowns that one can express the personality in a way that is impossible
in  the  more  formal  street   am!   even-
ing costumes.
The array of materials offered for
this more leirmal type of the negligee,
the tea gown, is toei varied to be men-
It ion ed in detail. All e,f the soft, clinging fabrics are lovely, particularly tin-
crepe de- chine- ami broe-hc fabrics,
which follow see closely the lines of
lhe figure, and drape in graceful, easy
folds. In these materials the ce,].,r-
ing- are particularly delightful, many
eif them as unusual as those fietind in
Beautiful  Things  in   Lace
This season there has been a revival of filet and cluny lace in needlework circles. Square oblong, and
long rectangular motifs arc sold at
the lace sheips, costing from 15 cents
apiece upward.
These are effectively combined with
linen, mercerized poplin, linen canvas,
crash, or pongee, to fashion the loveliest soft cushions, table runners, and
scarfs imaginable.
The woman who crochets can make
filet medallions with her magic
needle; but those who arc not familiar
with the art can pick up many pretty
designs in cluny, lilet, or Arabian lace.
The motifs need not match, for many
of the most attractive articles show
a variety of tiny squares.
1 ilet crochet, is perhaps, the oldest
crocheted lace, and it has great possibilities as a means of artistic development. The needlewoman who enjoys hand sewing can made exquisite
window curtains by combining thc
lace motifs with squares of eyelet embroidery to form a border around the
To make a tabic runner for the library or living room, purchase a strip
of linen crash in the natural color, the
desired length. Select two motifs of
filet lace from six to eight inches
square and set in thc centre of each
end, cutting away the linen from beneath. Finish the ends with a linen
fringe or with bands of filet insertion.
A row of small motifs may be successfully substituted for the insertion.
Another scarf can be made, using a
double row of small motifs, joined to
form bands and separated with a
string of linen.
Centrepieces  of linen,  with  motifs
be. Thc fad for all these Eastern
effects was introduced int" Paris by
the famous "llais Persians." la-l stnn-
mcr, ami ha- brought this style of tea
gown int" favor. For women oi a
certain type it i- most picturesque.
In addition te. the' t�����.-1 gown and
the boudoir robe, there i- the saut de
lit. which derives ii- name- from the
facl thai it i- a simple-, one-piece gar-
menl, lo be slipped over lhe night
robe when first arising. Even the
must elaborate "i these garments are'
I here is first, lhe dainty, comfort- buill ...i the same simple lines of the
able tea gown, so named because it kimona The soft silks, such as crepe
was the comfortable, informal cos. de c|lilK. and china silk, and the
tume the English woman slipped into warmer materials, such a albatross or |
on her return from a day s sport when French flannel, are used.
she Joined the men again tor tea. The; . m .	
til'.-: and squares of English eyelet
embroidery. Tin- prices asked for
these lovely articles arc small fortunes t'e most women; but if you pur-
hase tiie material and make them
yourself, they cost about a third as
Negligees  of  Various  Types
Tin- word "negligee" covers a multitude    'if    frilly,    intimate  costumes,
mands made upon the blood by rapid
bodily growth, mal-nmrilion. improper
food, unhygienic surroundings, and
lack "f fresh air. Il also occurs during e,r following a h.ng attack at
malaria, chronic intestinal or Stomach
and frequently after a s.-vere
nttae'k  of some contagious diseases,
Willi infants under e.ne year beef
juice and orange juice will help very
materially in overcoming ihis trouble.
'i lie -. may be given as early as the
fourth month. At tin. early age start
wilh a teaspoonful twice a elay. The
beef juice may gradually be increased
to an ounce twice a day, and if the
infant refuses il it can be put in the
milk. The orange juice may be in-
erea-cil t" a tablespoonful twice a day
or a teaspoonful four times a day, between meals. The amount may be
doubled for children between one and
two years.
With older children, who are able
to take sidiel food, quite a large variety
can be recommended as containing
iron, feer ireeii is present in all food, in
either large eer small quantities. For
an anemic child from three years up
use 'eiily rare beefsteak and Dcef juice.
For breakfast and supper eggs are
good, as they contain a large percen-
tage of iron. Among vegetable food
first Come oatmeal, lentils, cauliflower,
pease, lettuce, and potatoes, Among
fruits, appbs and oranges and cranberries and grapes maele into a jelly.
Lastly, wheal  brew! i.s g 1.
The breathing of fresh, pure air during as much eef the twenty-four hours
as i- possible is absolutely necessary,
as .in assistance to f I and medicine
I in the construction of red-blood cells.
Shot for Preference
A r.-i'lie-r turgiel orator, noted for
his verbosity 'mil heaviness, wa- mife
assigned t" do some rampaigning in
a mining camp in tin- mountains.
Th ������-������ were abeent fifty miners pre -_
-mi wlu n In- began, but when, at the
end of a couple "i hours, he gave no
-mil of finishing, Iii- ii-:- in r ��� 'lrnp-
pe-'l  away.
Some went back t, work, Imt the
majority   sought   places    t--    quench
English type of tea gown, however
has been glorified by many French
touches, until today it is a most picturesque-     garment.       Many     women
wear these tea gowns tei informal; small quantities only, thus creati
dinners in Iheir homes, and often at
iln Sunday night supper. It is very
difficult, even for the initiated, to
describe lhe difference between the
tea gown and lhe dinner frock, a difficulty often increased by the fact
that the tea gown has been evolved
from a dinner dress which had begun to show the signs of wear and
tear. It is a simple matter to take
the   foundation   of   the   dinner   frock
Iheir thirst, which h.nl been aggravated by iln- dryness of the discourse.
Finally th< ft- was only one auditor
left, a dilapidated, weary-looking old
fellow, Fixing his gaze on him. the
orator pulled "in a large- six-shooter
ami laid il "ti the table. The old fellow rpse slowly ami drawled out:
"lb-   you   going   lo   shoot   if   I   go?"
"You bet   I  am.'' replied lhe speaker.    "I'm bound to finish my speech,
even   if   I   have  to sh'-nt  t"  keep  an
The   "hi   fellow   sighed   in   a   tired
manner, and edged slowly away, say-
Diet for Delicate Children
Three meals a day are sufficient, and j '"8 as he did s.e:
if the appetite is poor give  food in       Well, Bhoot if you want to.   I may
ng a -11""' as we" De sn"' ri5 'a'ked to.   It
desire   for   food   and   Stimulating   the ; ��""1(' 1h' a pleasant  relief."
appetite,    'This  is  far  better  than  to I 7    Z��   ,     ,
cause   the   child   tee   turn   away   from j A   Confession
foeed whieh is  forced upon it.    When       "Marriage  makes a  big difference,"
the child shows a healthy desire for | she sighed
food it is time to increase the quantity, I
but mit to too great an extent.
Anemia is a condition of excessive'
paleness of the skin, due to a lack of
What?     Married   only   two   weeks
and      disappointed?      What's      the
"Oh.  there  isn't  any great  trouble,
red matter in the blood, and is com-j Rut   I've  noticed that  whenever  I  sit
mon in children from many different  on George's lap now his foot goes.to
and   drape   over   it   an   overdress   of  causes.   The simple causes are the de-'sleep  much  quicker  than  it used to."
Creosoted Wood  Block
Wood Block Pavements always attract traffic wherever they arc in use.
The reduction in the noise accomplished by the use of Dominion Wood
Blocks greatly improves the value of
stores and offices, facilitates the transaction of business, frequently brings
about higher renting values and higher assessment values. It attracts pedestrian traffic as well as making the
streets a more important thoroughfare for vehicles.
Wood Block Pavement has the extreme advantage of noiselessness and
great durability under heavy traffic.
Competitive tests have repeatedly
���shown it to be superior in durability
to granite block, which formerly was
the most durable pavement known. On
streets like Broadway, New York;
Dearborn Street, Chicago; Tremont
Street, Boston, and Market Street,
Philadelphia, it is now demonstrating
the superiority of its resilient resistance to the hammering of heavy
Dominion Wood Blocks are Manufactured
in South Vancouver
by the
Dominion  Creosoting   Company,   Limited
msmtsms^sWIM SIX
The lamps in Mother Monohanf
sabeem were now dim, for midnight
was near and customer! had ceased
to come. The red firelight (lowed
between the parted doors of the
round-bellied stove; and in its path
two objects stoeid eiut against tlie surrounding shadows. One of them was
the ancient and rusted liarpo'Ui which
hung among the mural decorations of
the place. The heavy weapon gleamed, ensangined by the llare. Under
it the face of N'oycs took on a brazen
ruggedness from the glow of the
flames. Harpoon and face glinted ill
strange harmony. And this seemed
as it should be; for Noyes was a survivor e.f Xew- Bedford's stern tribe
of ship's captains.
The Bickerings crept back and forth
over his white hair and wide shoulders. W'e were all silent; and then lie
spoke. Ilis voice had grown huge and
deep on the quarterdeck; a voice
trained to boom through howling
wind anil pounding surge like a bell
buoy's signal note.
"Gold!" Me leaned forward and
raised his hand. "You spun that
yarn of gold and a woman. It made
mc think of what I saw one time iu
the  Arctic.    Gold  and   two men.
"Twenty odd years ago! In them
days Hcrschel Island was the end of
the world. It seems like it ought to
be longer."
With lhat he paused, as if lie were
satisfied with having recalled the picture���whatever it was���tei his mind.
He sat smiling, as one who looks
back down lhe long vistas of the
years, and sees large deeds played
over  in  silent  pantomime.
Freun different parts of our circle,
voices urged him for the tale. lie
nodded, but he did not speak at once.
After he had waited thus for the procession to pass before his memory,
he threw back his head.
"All right," said he; and lie told this
.Back in eighty-nine I was Captain
of the steam whaler Xunivak; and
we wcre nigh the end of a two-years'
voyage into them northern waters,
hunting the bowhead and trading for
furs. We had wintered the year before off Wrangel Island. Then we
bad come on east and we had followed the ice, getting our share of bone
and blubber. Until now, with the
summer at an end, we were ready for
"Homeward Bound," before the ice
should come again and lay hold of.
her. She was at anchor off the mouth
of the Mackenzie.
The sea about and for ten mile out
was yellow and fresh from the Hood
of that big river. And it happened
that 1 was standin' alone on the quarterdeck one afternoon���lookin' across
that yellow water out onto the uncharted Arctic.
I was wonderin' what laid there���
what lands and gulfs and all. 1 could
see a stretch of open water; and here
and there an ice cake, all blue and
green. Somers up there laid the bones
of old explorers' ships, where the
pack had trapped them and squeezed
them into splinters. And men said
that Ihe natives told of ancient floes
that no vessel could penetrate; and
of open waters beyond them floes
again. And there was stories of a
big lake along the coast, with many
islands' and yarns of monstrous
schools of whales, and of rich fur-
bcarin' countries. But no man knew.
It was jest stories. Uncharted seas!
I stood there a-starin' out onto their
Now, ever sence I was a lad, I always had liked them places on Hie
chart where there is no coast line
marked���where the dark patches jest
blur off intei the white; and ye have
lee wonder. Il was an old habit of
mine of nights in the chart house, to
pull out tlie blue-backs and study
over them blurred places���tryin' to
think what would be there where no
man had set foot anil no ship had
And as  I  st 1  there on  the c|iiar-
terdeck that arternoon a curious thing
(hit eef tin emptiness ihen- come a
SUeck. At first I was mel sure of il;
anil Ihen il showed a mite plainer. I
kepi my eyes e.n il. for it struck nie
as bein' strange. Il Come on. I knew
it was real.
I clapped my glasses lo my eyes;
it was a whafeboal���under sail and
a-drawin' on. And arter a lung time
1 seen how there was tim men in il
and it was laden low to the water's
I mind well thc way it looked that
arternoon. Late summertime anil the
sun was dipping low now. Around
the Nunivak was the roll of yellow
waters���ahead, the open, unknown'
sea. Way off there, the glint of thc
last sunshine was on some blue ice,
so that the wash of the swell dipped
off of its edge like quick-silver. And
still beyond, a-comin from I did not
know- where that little whale-boat
When it was nigher I seen how
careful the men had decked eever their
cargo with skins eif the hair seal. And
now I made oul 'Hie of them to bc
white, for he had a long beard. And
the other was an Eskimo.
My crew and the most of the officers had gone ashore. It was the
season when the natives dry the salmon; and the men was feastin' on
roast fish. They had some liquor
with them���for this was befeire thc
days when the missionaries made
things strict���and I did not look for
them to be back until long arter
nightfall. So, when the whalcboat
run up at last and come alongside, I
was waitin' alone on the quarterdeck.
It less time than it takes to tell, the
white man showed over the rail. A
tall man, big in the shoulders and
with a long red beard all shot with
grey. He wore Eskimo clothes of
skins; and his face had been peeled
and frosted until his skin was like a
native's. He come alone���the other
was down there in the boat���and he
walked straight aft.
When   he   spoke   to   me   I   noticed
how  slow  the  words  come, as  if  he
had not been usin' his own language
for year. And there was another
curious thing about him; it was his
eyes; ye would think they were two
coals burnin' back  in  his  head.
I asked him down into the cabin
for a drink. Hc took one step to come
and then:
"No," says hc; "that can wait. I
come a long ways to make a dicker
with ye, Cap'n. We'll tend to that
All this time I was a-wonderin'
where lie had come from. I asked
him what it was he wanted.
"Step over to the rail," says he,
"and I'll show ye."
1 went with him and he called down
in the Eskimo tongue. The native
pulled away some of the hair seal
deckiii' and I seen his cargo. The
boat was heavy with baleen and furs.
"That is only a part of it, Cap'n,"
he says.    "Xow, do ye want to buy?"
1 was keen enough, especially for
the furs. It was the beginnin' of the
Frisco merchants buckin the Hudson
Bay Company; and we was after all
we could get. So 1 told him I guessed that could bc fixed Up. He gave
mc a queer, sharp, side-wise look;
and then  he says;
"There is one condition. I would
tell  that  now."
I asked him what. He pulled a
little peike out of the inside of his
parka; he opened it and he toeik out
ti brass button���one of them kind a
soldier or a policeman wears. I could
sec there was a dozen or so more
in the poke.
"Xow." says he, "if wc can make a
fair price on my cargo���and there is
three more boat loads like this���I'll
deal with ye. And I will sav this;
there is two black fox skins and other
pelts that will make ye hungry to
look at them. And a boatload of
good,  clean  baleen."
"A fair price ye shall have," says I
"But what is that string em it?"
"A little thing," he says, "but it
means much to me. And the man
who buys my cargo must bide by that.
If ye will wear one of these brass
buttons and if ye will put one on the
coat of every ship's officer; and if ye
will give me and this Eskimo cabin
passage down to Frisco; and will
treat him as if he was a white man
and an officer���not a common sailor
or native. That is the string. Do
that; and after ye have fixed a fair
price, I'll knock off two thousand
I thought it over for a minute. I
could see nothin' wrong in it. Only
the cabin passage for the Eskimo;
there might be some roar over that
from the mates. When 1 said as
much, he shook his head.
"Why do ye stick of that?" I asked
him. "And what does this here brass
button  mean  anyhow?"
"When we've fixed up our deal," he
says, "and have got the stuff on
board, I'll tell yc the hull of it. But
that takes a long time. I'll say this
to ye now: it is fair and above board.
I pass my word on that. And I have
furs cached three days sailin' from
here that will make your eyes hang
out when ye see them."
"Go and fetch them," I says; "and
bring this cargo aboard. I'll do it,
brass buttons and all."
"And treat thc Eskimo like an officer," he says.
"Aye,"  says  I,  "like an  officer."
Hc grinned under his big red beard
and he pinned the button on my coat.
When that was done he called deiwn
to the Eskimo. The two of them set
to work unloadin' the whale boat; and
when I seen the cargo on eiur deck, I
was satisfied even if it was a strange
deal. For the bone was of the best
quality; and as for the furs, there was
pelts there that would sell in London
for four Aggers, When they had
transferred il all, they started feir ;he
il. I asked them to stop over night,
but the' while man says:
"I've been waitin' long enough now.
to be able to wail a while longer. And
this is three days sailin' each way."
They cast loose and they started
back. And 1 did not see them for a
week. We did some hunlin' and we
was busy cuttin' up a whale when they
come the next time. And I look care
lo have my males wcarin' brass buttons aeceerdin' tee our bargain, Wc
teiok em their furs and (he heme and
Some walrus ivory; anil 1 mind there
was ti polar bear skin. Ihe like of
which I never see for size. 1 talked
with the white mall, but 1 could get
nothin' from him about where he had
c'"t all of this; he was all business and
in a hurry. So away he went again
with his Eskimo; and this time it was
eight days before he come back. For
there was some heavy weather in the
native give him a look, and with it a
grin; then he got up and touched the
button with his linger and held out
his hand. The mate, bein' an old
timer and used to all manner of natives,  grinned  and  shook  hands.
It was the same way when the
other mates showed, a-wcarin' their
brass buttons, And, when the Eskimo
set down to eat with us, I seen how
he did not grab his food like the
natives always do; but he was fairly
sweatin'���he was tryin' that hard to
handle his knife and fork like the
rest of us.
Them things made me wonder. But
there was other curious facts about
this F.skimo. He was a good head
taller than any of his kind that 1 had
seen, and his language was different
in many ways. What was more, he
was always doin' his best to speak
So. take it all and all, I was a-wonderin' eiver the feller. And I was
waitin1 for Chisholm���that was the
while man's name���to tell his yam,
which he had promised mc to do.
One night when we was two days
on the homeward voyage, I set down
with Chisholm and we cast up our
ace.units. It was pretty late and all
the eithers was in their bunks, only
the mate that had the watch; and he
was on deck. Chisholm checked off
my tally; and I gave him the liggers
as nigh as 1 ce.uld accordin' to what
ought to be market prices. I did not
give him any the best of it either, for
the company had aimed to do their
tradin' with natives and not white
men. But he was suited. It come to
a cool hundred thousand- dollars. He
set there a-lookin' at the paper; and
arter a while he drawed a deep breath,
"Well. I got it," he says. He ned-
ded his head three or [our times and
looked acrost the table at mc. "I
knew I'd get it."
"Well sir," says I, "I'm kecpin' my
bargain. My officers is wearin' them
bul tons and your Eskimo is travelin'
cabin passage like a white man. And
now ye can tell me where ye found
him and all accordin' to your promise."
Ile filled his pipe and lighted it and
he set there smokin' for a while. And
then, "It goes back five years," says
he; "and it seems like it was longer,
now that I come to think of it." Then
lie set a while as if he was thinkin';
and when he had done,
"The Eskimo," says he, "is my
pardner     And he gets what I get."
"But  the button," says  1.
"The button," says Chisholm, "is a
little thing. Ye will see that when I
get to it. I have harder things ahead
than that to keep my end of t*"> bargain  with  him.    Listen:
"Ye remember the bar diggin's on
the Stikeen? I was at Fort Wrangel
when a bunch of miners had come
out and was spendin' their money. I
was a common sailor, and my vessel
was a-layin' in the stream. I watched
them miners, and I seen them
thro win' gold away. And it come to
me how 1 had been a-battin' around
freim port to port and workin' for
wages all the time, and gettin' nothing. And here was men���many of
them not half as good as me���with
their fists full of nuggets; while I had
never held more than two twenty-
dollar pieces at one time. I seen how
it was���wmk for wages and stay
poor. That night I deserted from my
"I went inland to the diggin's; the
gold was there; I seen it comin' from
the sluices; but I was years too late;
other men owned the rich ground; 1
prospected, and all I got in the bottoms of my pits was ice. So I turned
to and I sweated for wages once
more; but this time I saved a stake.
And then I left the country and I
started  north.
"1 went up the coast to Juneau.
There was nothin' there for a poor
man. I left that camp and I started
over Chilkoot Pass. A dozen or two
prospectors had gone over it thc year
before. I built a bateau on the banks
eef Lake Linderman and I trave-leel
down the Yukon. Time and again I
stopped and prospected; but all i got
was a few colors. I went on down
stream; and I missed the camp of
forty  Mile.     I   traveled  on   inside  of
meantime. But they drawed along
side one arternoon jest as we had
finished takin1 on water and lnakin'
ready for the voyage back to Frisco.
By the time that last cargo was
aboard and stowed away and tallied
off, all hands on the Xunivak���from
the fust mate to the rawest sailor that
we had shanghaied���was speekylatin'
about them brass buttons. The talk
went  round  and  round  the  ship.
But there was not much time for
speekylatin' that evenin', feir there
was tein much floatiii' ice to make a
man feel comfortable when he is
ready for thc homeward voyage. So
we weighed anchor and wc sailed
away to the west'ard, with the next
change of course to be for the southard   and   the   Golden   Gate.
All hands was feelin' good; for a
two years' voyage into the Arctic
gels tiresome. Them two cabin passengers was thc only quiet men
aboard ship besides myself. They
stood on deck side by side and I could
sec the white man a-piiitin' things
out to the Eskimo and explainin'
them. When darkness come thc two
of them went below and set down.
The fust mate dropped into the
cabin for Somethin' or other. The
Eskimo was settin' on one of the
lockers. Of course the mate was
wearin' one of the brass buttons on
his coat accordin' to agreement.   The
the Arctic Circle. 1 left the Yukon
and I went up the Porcupine. 1 had
my rifle and my gnldpan.
"I done as the native done. Cari-
beeti and the salmon and ptarmagiii
was good enough for me; and berries
lei keep my bl 1 thin.    1 spent a vear
up em the Porcupine; and I trapped.
1 -"lil my furs lo the companies ami
I   made a good  grub stake.
"I was dressin' like a native mew,
and my beard was down lo my waist.
I had pretty nigh forgot the sound of
my own language; and (here was
months when I did not even talk to
an Indian. And there 1 got my idee
of how to lay hold of my gold. It
was not layin' in the ground for me;
but there was rich furs, and they
meant big money.
"Them furs meant big money; but
I seen how the companies had Alaska
cm railed. And there up on the Porcupine inside of the Arctic Circle, I
made up my mind to go on���on past
where men had been.
"I crossed the mountains; I conic
to the Mackenzie River; 1 built me
another bateau; I went down the
stream. It was a hard trip and it
was lonely in them big stretches of
barren lands; and there was rapids
the like of which I had never seen
before. But I made it and I come
to the mouth. I was on the shore
of the Arctic Sea.
"There was a whaler at Herschel
Island; I bought a whalcboat and 1
hauled it up and went into winter
quarters. And when the spring come
I took that whalcboat and I sailed out
into the northeast. And this was the
third year since I had left my ship.
"Xow durin' them years while I had
been travelin' I had often thought of
gettin' a pardner. But no man that
I had seen had suited me; for when
ye arc up in these latitudes and away
from your kind, the other man must
bc jest right. That man had not
showed his face yet. And so I sailed
eeut alone in my whalcboat���out into
the Arctic Sea.
"The ice went out; I followed it. I
hunted here and I hunted there; and
I done pretty well; but I' was not
gettin'  rich.    And   the  summer  time
come and it passed by. And now it
was the season of the salmon lishin'
and time to get in the winter's grub.
Here was 1 alone and winter only a
few weeks away.
"Then I come to the shore of the
great Eskimo lake that men tell
abemt. but no white man has ever
seen���only me. It lays with jest a
strip of land between its waters and
the Arctic and it is two hundred miles
long; it has many little islands. There
is fish and all kinds of wild fowl.
"I come to that lake and there I
found a tribe of Kskimos. They was
dryin' salmon for their winter's store.
I beached my boat and I went among
them. They were different Eskimos
than I had ever seen before. Taller
and belter lookin'; and they spoke a
different tongue. And nolle of them
had ever seen a white man.
"They crowded around me and they
made a big wonderment over me.' 1
was like a king among them. I was
tble to make them understand a few
words of the Eskimo tongue which
the natives speak around Hcrschel
Island; and for the rest of language,
I   had  to make  it  with signs.
"I found their chief. He is this
man���my pardner. I set down with
him and he told me how they bad
tales from their fathers, who had
heard tales from their grandfathers,
of men with hair and beards the color
of mine. They believed us white men
was a kind of gods. ] figger it that
the explorers that perished up beyond
Coronation Gulf must of run afoul of
thet tribe in the old days���or mebbe
before thai wdien men was lumtin' for
the Northwest Passage, for these
Eskimo had come down from the
northeast, where they had lived always.
"Xow while the chief was tellin'
this, he had his eyes fixed on my
shirt; and the shirt was fastened at
thc top with a brass button that I had
toeik from my store of tradin' trinkets. And when he had done, he up
and asked me about the button, Then
an idee come lo me.
"Ye sec 1 needed help for grub and
to make a house. And 1 needed help
to get my furs thet was to make me
a rich man, And here was the man
to give mc what 1 needed. And I told
him what it was thet I was after, and
what it meant lo a man thet had it���
"But a native is curious. Yc have
to give him something thet he can
see and handle to make him understand the other things which he cannot see. A Siwash docs neit know
anything about his gods unless he has
a totem for to look at. Ye understand me? And when I come to talk
with this Eskimo of power among
men aid riches and all thai, 1 had to
have some kind of a sign to show him
���somethin' like a totem is to a
Siwash. And here was this brass button thet he had been a-lookin' at and
sakin' about. So I made thet button
out to be a totem.
"1 told him thet the man who wore
one of them was big; and he had
power; and other men obeyed him.
I said it was the. sign of riches and
all they gave. Only I did not say
riches or wealth. Them Eskimos had
no words for scch things. I explained thet part of it by tellin' him what
wealth  would  give a man.
"Xow of course when I told him
thet, he begun to want a button. Ik-
asked me how he could get to have
one. And then I told him thet I had
more; and thet if he would help me
do what I had come here to do, I
would put one of them on his parka.
I told him 1 had come here after furs
and sech; and he must go with me
and get them. If hc would do this, 1
would give him the yellow totem and
he would have all the power which
went  with  it.    He  agreed.
"In the beginnin', when .we struck
the bargain, 1 was not thinkin' of
what laid ahead. I was a-goin' to pin
the button on him and he would help
me. And thet was all there would
be to it, too,���fool him, jest as white
men have done with natives many
times before.
"So we made the bargain, with me
havin' thet idee. And I put the button <.n his parka. And the men of the
tribe, they brought me food and made
me comfortable, and I got my winter's grub and got an igloo built for
ine when the snow come; and got
furs to lay on���and all without so
much as ttimin' a hand. And thc ice
pack froze solid eever lhe Arctic; and
Ihe long night conic. And the months
wenl on, until at lasl lhe springtime
begun to show, and the sun.
"And this pardner of mine wenl
with inc. hunlin' tind Itappin'. And
when lhe ice- pack broke and left the
sea open, I seen it was time for us to
get  whalebone.
"Then 1 seen how I would have to
make good with him. For this cot
me���him leavin' his people and bavin'
that faith in wdiat 1 had told him.
There was other things too���one
time, when we was liuntin' peilar bear
out on the ice, and when 1 stumbled
after woundin' a big, ugly female, he
closed in with his spear and got the
meat ripped off of his forearm to the
bone, to save my life. I seen where
I was. I had a pardner. And half of
what I got was his.
"I had give him thet brass button.
And neew it was up to me to give him
the things thet the totem stood for.
"Well, we trapped and we hunted
the whales. Us two together. We
went eeut, him in thc stem with thc
steerin' oar and me in the bow with
the harpoon and the lance. And
many's thc close call we had in them
waters. But we got much bone and
we stored it. And wc went over the
ice fields to lands thet no white man
had ever see; and there we found
rare furs, until we had enough to
make us rich down in God's country.
"Xow durin' all them months of
trappin' and liuntin' he learned to
speak England. And I told him about
thc ways of the white men and the
cities. And I explained to him the
power of gold, what it brings lo the
man thet has it. I explained it after
the manner a man must tell things to
a savage. To this Eskimo, gold is a
sort of a charm; and it brings power
and comforts. And because the brass
button is the same color, he still
thinks like he did when I first pinned
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The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy strikes a serious vein this week.    Suffering frae the effects o'
the weather, he discourses on the three burning questions���
Chilblains, Coal and the Suffragettes
Hooch,   aye!     Well   friens,   now   that
we've mel thegither feir another week,
I want tae make an apeeleigy���or
rather an explanation���ill a way fur
what teemed tei one o' my readers
my gross insolence (fancy getting
that slung at yae a'ready, an' only
been a "Journalist" for a week) in
mentioning "Periods o' Scottish History" ami omitting the name o' Rabble Hums. However, it's nanc o' my
business tae get my readers' dander
up. I'm gaun to explain tae yae my
reason for intentionally leavin' not
the name o' oor ain beloved Rabhie.
To attempt tae add lustre tae Hums'
name and fame is beyond a' common
live-eighths like me. Jt's cajoled the
brains o' men o' the highest letters
in every clime to fin' words deep
enough to betoken their admiration
o' Scotia's plooman lad. Yae canna
mention Hums in a period o' Scottish
history. There's nae period���he is
wi' us every day o' oeir life and will
be here wi' oor bairns lang eftcr
we're deed and genie. A Scotsman
without Hums wild be like Hamlet
minus the Prince. Vet it's' often
Istruck me that on the twenty-fifth o'
January, the anniversary e,' the Poet's
birth, when the various Burns' clubs
I at hame and abroad meet and toast
the bard's memory, and after their
"big guns" have delivered their ad-
ilri-.M.. punctuated wi' hear, hears!
cheers! ami significant needs o' the
heed and finally singing Auld Lang
Syne, that we hae come nae nearer
lhe ideal thai Hums always had in
mind, which he did his besl by his
wrilin's to bring aboot ami which
found vent sae finely in one o' his
poems, "A Man's a Man For a' That."
'"Ihen let us pray that come it may���
As coine il will for a' that���
That  sense  and  worth,    o'er   a'   the
_ May bear the grec. and a' that;
For a'  that, and a' that,
It's cumin' yet for a' that
That man to man, lhe weirld o'er,
Shall brithers be feir a' that."
Hums taught anything it was
love of humanity, and now after
near six-score years have passed we
seem no to be very much nearer the
ideal. Even Canada's commencing
tae get into the fechtin' line, ami
what wi' the tinpot navy o' the one
pairty and the hired-out warships o'
the itiler wc dinna seem as if wc were
gaun tae "Tak' a thocht an' mend."
Speakin' personally, I he weather
we've been having this last week or
twa resulted in me celebrating the
"twenty-fifth" in a way that was nut
very congenial tae a man that likes
tae be in thc way when there s ony-
thing tae celebrate. The snaw an' the
frost an' the rain an' the slush an'
the fact o' having tae walk���I'd better say scramble���tae my work twa
mornings through it because the II. C.
Electric had rib out O1 white tickets
(at least that was what une u' the
conductors told mc when I asked why
the cars werna gaun I a' combined tae
gie yours truly a richt bad dose o' the
cauld. They have a fancy name for
it here, the grippe (it certainly docs);
in the society columns that the wife
leads they talk aboot Mr. or Mrs.
So-and-So being indisposed. Shakespeare asks "What's in a name?" and
he was richt, yae can hae your choice
but ye generally finish up wi' a
"stuffed heed" a' the same'. If the
fact u' having the cauld wasna bad
enough I was jist aboot mad wi'
chilblains. Yae ken what Hums
wrote aboot the toothache,
sociation he promised the anointment ei' a Royal Commission t��� ��� Investigate the chances o' them ihai
survive this being a wee bit warmer
next winter. I nope he minds the
price���eighl-an'-a-balf a ton. They're
abolishing the much-beloved Pull Tax
this year, but 1 wish they'd dae awa'
wi' the Coal Tax tae.
Another question that's very much
alive  the  noo, and  that's    providing
some  sensational    heedin's    feir    the!
newspapers in these dull days o' will- I
ter,   is   the   suffragettes   ill   the   Auld
Country.    Now,  we  may  a'  hae  eeor.
different opinions aboot the justice o'
their claim for the vote but one thing j
I   think   we'll   concede,   that   they've |
shown rale business ability in  bring-:
ing   their   case   befure   the   notice   of
lhe general  public, and  making  them
think.    Its a' very weel  tae say that!
they've hurt their cause by the tactics!
they're  usin',  but  if  they'd  went  thei
usual way abnot o' passin' pious resolutions   to   be   forwarded     to     the;
"richt honorables"  they'd still be in |
the  wilderness.     I   often   think   there
must   be   some   o'   oor   Western   real
estate  men ill  the council o' the wee-
men in London.   If they've gut a guid
thing   tae   sell   they   dinna   gaun   an'
join  mutual adoration  societies, but
they get not and  hustle and  he  has
lae be a man wi' a guid deal o' nerve
who  can   stand  up  against   their  as-
^:iult.s.    They realize that nae maitter
hoo  big a  snap it  is  they've  got   tae
sell it's gut tae bc givin' publicity an'
boosted���thafs just what the suffragettes    arc    ilaen.     Tlie    Women's
Liberal   Association   has   passed     re-j
solutions at their annual meetings feer j
the last twenty years in  favor o' the
suffrage and they're nae farther fork. |
For   mysel',   I   think   there's   nae   dis-
putin'     the    justice   o'   the   women's
claims,  she  conies  under  the  law  in
the same degree as a man���therefore,
she   should   hae   some     say     in     the
makin' o' them.    1  think sonic Sooth |
Vancouver folk that had the privilege
o'  payin'   taxes   this   year    and     no'
gettin'     the   vote  will   endorse     this
sentiment.     An   argynient   yae   often
hear advanced against it is that  women's proper place (wi' emphazis on
the  proper)   is   the   hame.    Weel,   I
think   that's  une   o'   the  best   reasons
feir giving them it.    If hame life is tae
be   guarded   an'   made   sacred   who's
best   able   to   keep   it?     Was   it   no'
mother lhat gave us oor best advice
an' is it no' her teachin's that's mainly responsible for a' the guid that's in
us? I've nae doobt ye've heard o' that
Yankee   doctor   that   strenuously   attacked the suffragettes on thc ground
that  women's   brains    were    smaller
than   the  average   man's,  an'  it   wud
likely   dae   them   harm   to   enter   the
political   arena.     After   he  was   deed
they weighed his brain an' they fund
it measured less than the average woman's.
"Auld Nature swears the lovely dears
Her  noblest  work  she classes,  O;
Hcr 'prentice hand she tried on man,
And  then  she made thc lasses, O."
"Thee, thou hell
but I dinna think he ever had chilblains.     If oiiyihing wild make' a man
look like ten cents they wud.   Ye've
j nae peace through lhe day. ami when
ye gaun tae bed they're fifty times
worse'.      True.   "Man   was   maele     lei
mourn." Here 1 was ill a liv The
i wife says, "Sleep you're  feel  ill  niu--
tard and hoi water and it'll make
' you're cauld a' richt." but  she never
thocht aboot my puir chilblains. Gee!
j fancy   pittill'   them   in   mustard    ami
water.   It's comin' "eet wi' advice such
as   that   and   their  sort   o'   sniggering
contempt fur a man's chilblains that
keeps them frae winnin1 his endorsa-
tioii ee' iheir "Richt lac Vote." I jisl
dune it the ilher way aboot: 1 pul
my feel iu cauld water anel loeek thc
hoi stuff inside���eh!���(O, no the
mustard), She saiel it showed my
contrariness, however it cured my
cauld, and southed my chilblains.
I'm   gaun   lac  jump   into    another
subject   tbat   comes   cleisc   hame   the
noo, that is  the price and  scarcity o'
coal.    You'll  often notice  how these |
all-wise  politicians���at  election  times ,  i
���affect   at   olher    limes   thc   "didn't I-
know anything aboeit  it"  style  when
they get   told  a   fact   that's   common
knowledge even lac the schule bairn
Yours  through  the heather,
Hugh Clark is known as a very
funny man.
As editor of the- Kincardine Re.
view, the genial member e.f the Com-
mons representing South Bruce is
never at a loss for a dry add humorous reply to any obi kiml of question.
Hugh is the colonel of the 32nd
Bruce, and as such is some entertainer. During a recent camp he was heist
to Hon. W. J. Hanna. Provincial Secretary for Ontario. There were big
times around the colonel's quarters
between the guests, and the newspaper men and the P.S. had a fine
time sleeping out and telling stories.
One morning about two o'clock
several privates on late leave, who
had been down city celebrating, got
past the guards ami wandered about
th'.- street of thc white village singing "The Holy City" with a vengeance on the chorus, and before long
the crowd was augmented by a
e.iuple dozen freun the various regiments.
Mr. Hanna heard the noise and
turned over mi his cot. Next morning
In- asked Colonel Clark what the rumpus was.
"Oh," said Hugh, and he never
cracked a smile, "I'll find out." He
went out and gathered a coterie of
newspaper men and officers back to
hi~ guest's ten; for the fun. When all
were cofortable  Hugh started.
"Did yeeu know that Hanna was
given a 'tremendous' ovation by this
camp last night?" he said, and all
listened  for  the news.
"Yes," he continued, "it was an immense eivatieen feir him. During the
night there were throngs passing and
repassing his tent crying 'Who's
Hanna? Who's Hanna? Who's Hanna
to the King.'"
The Camphor Language
The strangest of languages is the
"camphor language" of johore on the
Malay Peninsula. It has been studied
and reported by all Englishman in the
service uf the government of Johore.
This language is used by the natives
and others engaged in gathering the
product of the Malayan camphor-tree
and is employed only at such times.
It is the belief of the natives that
if they used either of the languages e.i
the region, the Malay or the aboriginal
Jakun, no camphor would be obtained.
A most ciuieius reason underlies this
The camphor-tree grows abundantly
in certain pan.-, of the peninsula, but
only occasionally contains camphor
crystals, The camphor is ne.t ihe sam<
as thai obtained frum the camphor
laurel ol Formosa ami Japan, which
i* iln- source eif ihe ordinary camphor
of commerce,    li is eef a sort highly
prized by the Chinese in lhe embalming eif iheir dead, in incense, and iu
medicine, and the gum brings a price
much higher than that of the common
The Malayans and other Johore natives believe that each species of tree
has a spirit or divinity that [in-^i.i.-
over its affairs. The' spirii of the
camphor-tree is known by the name
of Bisan���literally "a woman." Hcr
resting-place is near the trees: and
when at night a peculiar noise is
heard in the woods resembling that of
a cicada, the Hisan is believed to be
ind camphor will surely be
found in the neighborhood.
But the spirit of the camphor-trees
seems  tei be jealous  of  the  precious
One o' the members for Vancouver ' Sum an<1 m��st be propitiated, and if
actually had the audacity tae tell thc i ?he Knows the hunters are in quest of
Prime Minister that there was nae I " ,shc VV1J' endeavor to turn their steps
coal in the City, and Dick was sae aside. The natives thing that she is
dumbfoondered that he wired away acquainted with both the Malay and
tae the heed o' the C. P. R. and askeel 'akun, languages, and that il the
him to reduce the freight on the coal camphor-hunters spoke either of those
frae the Craw's Nest or else we'd a' s"e would know that they had conic
bc in cauld storage an' they miclu !lor camphor and would defeat their
hae lae abandon ihe annual meeting ; purpose. So it is necessary to speak
o' the pairty in Vancouver. Weel. Sir in :l tongue that she does not tmder-
Tammas didn't see it that way and | jitand- For this purpose the "camphor-
he telegraphed back that a dollar six- j language has been invented. It cm-
bits a ton was sma' enough a'ready ����sts of a mixture of Jakun and Malay
and kn.eckin' twa-bits uff niicht pre- words, but these are fcuriously altered
cipilatc a snaw-slide in the Rockiest0'- reversed: and the natives believe
and drive the puir shareholders back I fBat the divinity of the camphor-tree
tae smokin' Bull-Durham. 1 dinna 's completely confused when she hears
blame Sir Taiumas at a'.    The mere]"J" jargon.
fact b' the miners hacn a strike on i The Jakung who hunt the camphor
the Island is nae reason why we ; arc one of the wildest of peoples, but
sheiuld hae cauld feet here, llaeing are inoffensive. They live together
to pay as  much as  eight-and-a-half! with monkeys, dogs, cats.-innumerable
Authorized Capital      $2,000,000
Subscribed Capital       1,169,900
Paid-up   Capital           840,000
Specia' attention given to savings accounts.
Interest paid at the highest current rates.
Your account very cordially solicited.
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COLLINGWOOD E. BRANCH. K   N. Haworth, Manager.
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to keep your home warm.   We have heaters
$2.00 up
They are of the best quality, and we will put
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Don't forget our line of RANGES.    We
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Phone : Sevmour 2201
It contains the choicest Residential and Business
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Is the heart of this thriving Municipality. We have
been established here since 1905, and invite correspondence regarding investments. We can place
money on first mortgage at 8 per cent., and transact
all financial business.
References :
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Financial and Estate Agents
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for a ton o' half coal, half stane such
as we're gettin' is euver much ei' a
guid thing. Vancouver's a big city
an' growing every year, an' the sutler
fowls and perhaps a tame hornbill in
perfect   harmony   under  movable  leaf
shelters built on poles in thc woods.
They have a formidable weapon in a
the   government   realize   that   coal   is i suit of blow-pipe, not unlike the pipe
mair a necessity than a big fat surplus
the better. The Attorney-General
must hae been stnellin' a rat for when
he came ower frae Victoria last Tuesday tae address the Conservative As-
through  which  the American  school
boy  projects  wet  paper  balls.    The
Johore binw-pipc is  made of a  very
long-jointed, straight variety of bamboo,  which   is  generally  carved  and
traced with many rude devices. The
projectiles used in these are thin splinter? eef wooel about a foot long, having
a plug of pith at the butt end. The
point is as sharp as a needle and is
covered with a black, resinous substance which in matfy cases is extremely poisonous.
The Sleep of the Elephant
It is doubted whether, in the wild
state, elephants ever lie down. Gordon Camming thought he had found
evidence, in marks upon thc ground,
that the adult bulls did stretch themselves out at full length for a few
hours' rest at about midnight; but he
contended that the young and the
cows always remained on their feet.
Another authority, Selous, has expressed doubt whether even the old
bulls lie down.    Hc tells of one herd
that was known to have kept moving
and feeding throughout the twenty-
four hours. "Except when rolling "in
mud and water," he says, "it is likely
that an African elephant never lies
down  during its  whole life."
However this may be, the most competent authorities seem to agree that
this animal sleeps less and more light,
ly than any other. J. L. Kipling, the
father of the writer, has estimated the
period of slumber taken standing up
tei average about four hours in the
twenty-four, and this estimate has
been employed by the son in an amusing passage for one of his stories,
"Moti Guj," wherein the sleep of the
elephant is represented as consisting
of an hour's fidgeting on one side and
a similar period's fidgeting on the
other, followed throughout the rest of
the night "by long, low, rumbling
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��  ��
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Phone :  Fair.  1659
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Headquarters    for    the    South    Hill
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Public Notices
The Government A. etitieiR Commissioner ol
the above-named Municipality will have hit
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Phone:     FAIRMONT   2056
Tlu "tlur Sunday evening, when
church service was over, a young cur.
ate started on his journey home, accompanied by two young ladies of
lhe cheeir, when they began a conversation about hymns.
"What is your favorite hymn?"
asked the curate, turning to one of
his fair companions,
"Draw me nearer," he replied, not
thinking of the double meaning.
At that moment her companion,
win) was walking on the other side
eif the curate, to make matters worse,
laid, innocently:
"That is only thc chorus; the commencement of the verse is, '1 am
thine.' "
' At this the curate laughed heartily,
and the ladies are always very careful
now when talking about hymns.
* *      He
He was up from the country, WEB
Joe Muggins, intent on seeking his
fortune in the gold-paved streets of
London  town.
On the first day of his arrival, after
K hens tramp round to sec thc sights,
the young man turned into one of the
neighboring restaurants to get a
much-needed meal.
It was one of those brightly-lit, gilt,
ly.gullded places, but Joe wasn't in
the least disconcerted. He sat and
stared stolidly round, while thc waiter
deftly arranged his dinner in thc num.
enius little dishes so beloved at such
Then Joe was left alone to enjoy his
feeeed. But, to the consternation of the
waiter, who called the head waiter,
who called the proprietor to look, he
still stared stolidly and entirely ignored the dishes under his nose.
At length thc proprietor took courage with both feet anil advanced towards the table of the supposed madman. Directly Joe perceived him, hc
" 'Ere, vvhen's my dinner coomin'?
If yer don't 'urry 1 shall eat yer
samples oop!"
* *    *
There had been serious differences
between Mrs. Blobbs and Mrs. Dobbs,
who were neighbors, owing- to the
former's fowls trespassing upon the
latter's flower-beds, whilst the fox-
terrier of the aforesaid Dobbs had, in
retaliation, cut short the "span of
life" of Mrs.  Dobbs favorite bantam.
Words were strong and heated
"over the garden wall," accompanied
by smacking of hands and furious
threats, till at last, losing all control
of herself, Mrs. Blobbs, who had been
doing the week's washing, "let fly."
What happened was next told in
the police court, Blobbs answering to
the summons of Dobbs, whose face
was "partially closed for repairs."
"And what have you to say as to
this assault, Mrs. Blobbs?" asked the
"Please, yer waship, I was doin' the
washin', and' simply hit her over the
face with a pillow-case."
"What! A pillow-case inflict that
damage? Two black eyes and a fractured nose?" gasped the magistrate.
"Well���er���yer waship, if I must
say, there was half a brick inside it
somebody left there."
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They were a crowd of small boys,
and they were all eagerly bent on
catching a glimpse of the important
rugby match.
A benevolent old gentleman, who
stood close by, watched them for
some time as they took turn and turn
about to lift each other up to look
over the fence.
Then suddenly walking up to the
turnstile, he said to the man in attendance, pointing with an imperious
movement to  the eager youngsters:
"You might count those youngsters
The man, thinking it was at least
someone in authority, or a kind-hearted old fool, readily consented, and
when he had counted the small heads
as the boys passed one by one into
the ground, he turned and said:
"Twenty-four,  sir."
"Thanks, old chap," returned thc
benevolent old gentleman, as he prepared for a hasty departure, "you
have exactly confirmed my ��� >i>ini<>n.
I   thought  I   had  counted  correctly."
eC       *       el,
"I hcv come to tell yez, Mrs.
Maloue, that yer husband met with
an accident."
"An' what is it now?" wailed Mrs.
'He vvas overcome by the heat,
"Overcome by the heat, was he?
An' how did it happen?"
"He fell into I ie furnace over at
the foundry, mum."
et:      *      ele
An amusing telephone story is told
of a lady whose name is Brown. One
morning recently she proceeded from
breakfast-table to the telephone in
thc hall, to order some things from
thc butcher.
"Halloa!" said Mrs. Brown. "Is
that Mr. Batty's?"
"Well, this is Mrs. Brown's residence. Will you send me a large,
thick  steak  by  four o'clock?"
The boy in the butcher's shop happened to answer the telephone, and
promptly  responded:
"Well, you just bet your sweet life
I will."
"Do you know, sir, to whom you
are speaking?" indignantly inquired
Mrs. Brown.
"Sure I do," said the boy. "You're
"You are  mistaken,    young    man.
Jenny, Mrs, Brownls cook."
You  arc  speaking with   Mrs.   Brown
"Is that so?" replied the boy. "Then
in that case, madam, we'll call the
bet off."
*      A      *
Martin owned a large dog, but his
wife was not fond of dogs; in fact,
she detested them, and the amount it
used to eat annoyed her all the more.
"Hang that dog!" said she one day.
"I wish you'd do something with him
���get rid of him, or sell him. What's
the use of keeping a worthless brute
like that?"
"All right, my dear," said Martin;
"say no more about it, I'll get rid of
him one of these days."
But Martin's wife was not to be put
off in this manner. For days she ktfpl
on nagging about the dog, until Martin's life became unbearable, and he
was obliged to dei something to
escape  her  tongue.
"Well, my dear," he said one day,
"I've sold Joe at last."
"Have you really? I'm so glad," she
said. "How much did you get for
"Forty dollars," he responded.
"That's capital!" she cried "Where's
the money, my love?"
"You see, dear," he replied, "I didn't
get any money. I took two puppies
at $20 apiece in  exchange."
* *      A
Harry Lauder, thc famous Scotch
comedian has a reputation for stinginess, which means that he is probably possessed of the Scotch trait of
thrift. But, they say he is generally
ready to help when some one is in
need. Only recently, when he appeared as an actor at a benefit performance of "A Scrape o' the Pen" in
London, hc was thc first to start a
collection to raise the proceeds of
thc benefit to $5,000. Which leads
up to a story he tells on himself.
After he had become successful
and had gathered to himself sufficient
"siller," hc decided to buy an estate
in Scotland and become a laird,
which is the height of most true,
Scots' ambition. He bought an old
estate at Dunoon and assumed the
dignity of a laird. He summoned one
of thc old tenants and questioned him
as to what the Lairds of Dunoon had
been accustomed lo do for their tenantry.
"Ye will ken, Sandy, mon," said
Harry, "that 1 weesh to follow a' the
auld customs o' the Lairds o' Dunoon.
Will yc speer to mc o' these customs?"
"That I will and gladly," said the
old fellow. "First o' a' it has been
the custom o' the Lairds o' Dunoon
tae gie a grand supper tae a' thc lads
and lassies o' thc estate. When would
it please you to hand the fairst one?"
"As you say in America," explained
Lauder, "I was the goat. I gave the
grand supper, but never again did I
ask about old customs."
* e*       *
Charley Sing, a Chinese gardener,
peddles truck in Salt Lake City. One
of his best customers is a banker.
One morning Sing drove up to
solicit orders for vegetables, and he
found the banker working among the
flowers in the yard. It was Decoration Day and the bank Was closed.
"You no work today?" inquired
"1 should say not!" replied the
banker.    "This  is  a  holiday."
"We work all same," said Sing. "Me
work all same every day 'cept Sunday afternoon."
"What do you do Sunday afternoon, if you don't work?" inquired
the banker.
"Me washee plenty shirt last all
week!" was the Chinaman's reply,
* *   *
The young man entered the president's office and stood first on one
foot and then on the other. He dropped his hat, handkerchief and umbrella. Altogether he was a highly
developed  case  of nervousness.
"Well, well," said the employer.
"Out with  it!"
"I have come, sir," said the young
man, and then began to stammer.
"Well, speak up. Have you come
to ask for the hand of my daughter
or a raise in salary?"
"If you please, sir," stammered
the young man, "it's both."
* A      *
Frank Krause, a  Cleveland philanthropist,   has  established  the  Thirty-
cent  Egg Club, and hopes by means
Of a club boycott to bring down  the
price of eggs to a reasonable figure.
Being   complimented   on   the   hard
and  unselfish  work  he  has  given   to
this   movement,   Mr.   Krause   replied,
"Unselfish  work, work that doesn't
pay, is what this country needs meere
than  anything else.    We are all   too
mercenary   here.     I   once   said   to   a
little newsboy,
" 'I lave you an aim in life?'
"'Yes.  sir.    A  have  two aims,'  he
"'What  arc  they, my son?'
'"The lirst is to become a millionaire.
" 'Aha!    And  the  second?'
" 'The second is to become a multimillionaire.' "
* et,      A
"Hello, Jimson! I hear your wife
is away."
"Yes, and I'm going home to feed
the cat.
"Shucks! Come with me an 'feed
thc  kitty.'"
"You say you object to your wife's
interest, in suffrage for financial reasons?"
,  "Yes,"     replied   Mr.   Flimgilt.     "Il
interferes  with  her bridge playing."
to Speaker Clark. He stated that he
knew these men personally and that
he felt sure they wcre doing all they
could  to help the  liquor dealers.
This was too much for Mrs. Clark
and she cried out,
"You are certainly mistaken about
Mr.  Clark!"
"1 think I know Mr. Clark quite as
well as yeeu do, sister, and 1 know
what I am talking about," returned
lhe minister.
"Well. I have known him a long
time. 1 am sure you are mistaken,
and I do not propose to stay here and
listen tee your abusive remarks," replied   Mrs    Clark,   rather   spiritedly.
"You are at liberty to go whenever
you   please,"  responded   the  minister,
Mrs.  Clark left  the  church.
The next day the minister was informed 'if the identity of the "sister" with whom he had conversed,
and he is still rather confused as to
the proper explanation to make.
tt    st    s)t
"If there is any hard hick wandering about, you can gamble that Glum-
Icy will head it off."
"Up against it again?"
"To the limit. Thc other day, when
he was riding his safety bicycle, he
tried to light his safety pipe with a
safety match"	
"And  then"���i���
"He fell off and cut his leg on a
safety   razor   whieh   he   carried   in   a
safety pocket."
* *    *
At our hotel in Jericho was an
American who had accompanied Mark
Twain mi his camping trip through
the  Holy Land.
"No, sir," said he, in thc course
of the evening's conversation, "I
can in it recall a single instance when
lhe humorist was caught napping.
Once wc thought we had him sure.
Mr. Twain was late to the dinner
table when wc sat down, and before
he appeared we had invented a clever
"Ile was still several courses behind when the rest of us wcre ready
for salad, but every one steipped eating until Mr. Twain caught up. lie
had started intently on a crisp leaf
of lettuce before he noticed that no
one else was eating. lie paused
questioningly. That was our opportunity.
" 'Xow, Mr. Twain.' some one asked, 'why are you like Nebuchadnezzar?' expecting that the answer
would imply that it was because he
was eating grass like an ox. Instead, and without an instant's hesitation, came the retort,
"'Because I'm feeding with the
* A       A
It is the fashion in England to attach to houses names that in many
instances are absurd or misleading���
as "Applecot," where the only trees
\re firs; but, as this London "Chronicle" story shows, fitness and humor
sometimes  govern  the choice.
A retired Indian civil servant, on his
return to England, yielded to his
wife's importunities, and said that she
might have a new  house.
"But mind," he emphasized, "it must
not cost above three thousand
It cost double that amount, as
houses have a way of doing, and when
it came time to name the place, the
owner had considerable fine masculine
feeling to put into it; so, not wholly
in memory of India, he called it,
'Mysore Place."
* *    *
Nat Goodwin and a friend were
walking along Fifth Avenue one afternoon when they stopped to look into
a florist's window, in which there was
an artistic arrangement of exquisite
"What wonderful American Beauties
those are, Nat!" said the friend delightedly.
"They are, indeed," replied Nat.
"You see, I am very fond of that
flower," continued thc friend. "In
fact, I might say it is my favorite.
You know, Nat, I married an American beauty."
"Well." said Nat dryly, "you haven't
got anything on mc. 1 married a cluster."
* ���    ��
It was while on manoeuvres, and a
soldier was being tried for the shoot-
ng of a chicken on prohibited ground.
"Look here, my man," said thc commanding officer to the farmer who
brought the accusation, "are you quite
certain this is the man who shot your
bird?   Will you swear to him?"
"No, 1 won't do that," replied the
canny yokel, "but I will say he's the
man 1 suspect of doing it."
"That's not enough to convict a
man." retorted the CO., considerably
nettled. "What raised your suspicions?"
"Well, sir," replied the sturdy farmer, as he slowly mopped his forehead with his bandana, "it was this
way. I see 'im on my property with
a gun; then I heered thc gun go off;
then I set 'im putting the chicken into
his knapsack, and it didn't seem sense
nohow to think the bird committed
How is your son getting on with
his exercises in thc college evm-
"Swimmingly. Formerly he could
not walk a block. Now you ought to
see how quickly he can run up a bill "
* *   *
"Wrjorn have you there in tow'"
rius is Rip Van Winkle.    He just
woke up."
"Why guard him so carefully?"
'Well,   we're   letting   him   see   the
women's  styles  gradually,  don't  you
* *    *
While visiting a friend at Vinita,
Okla., recently, Mrs. Champ Clark
went to the Sunday morning service
at the First Presbyterian Church. In
the course of his sermon, thc minister attacked what he termed "the
higher-ups" of thc government, because of their attitude toward the
prohibition p.-oblem, and Mrs. Clark
was immediately interested. He started in with Colonel Roosevelt, and
continued down the line until he came
An Ancient Operation
While the medical profession is
agreed that some rough form of surgery must have existed from very
ancient times, it has always been a
matter of wonder that so complex
and delicate an operation as trepanning should be also one of the oldest.
'lliere is authentic record of this
operation dating back to the time of
Hippocrates, who wrote treatises on
fractures, dislocations, and wounds
of the head, wherein he described the
method of procedure to be followed in the case of a fractured skull.
His idea was to cut away a piece of
bone so that the pressure on the
brain  might be relieved.
The annals of this era also show
that a file was used for this purpose, which, at a time when modern
anesthetics were unknown, must have
been,  to  say  the  least,  painful.
According to Holmes, the operation of removing pieces of bone was
performed long before historic times.
The effects on the skull are easily
seen after death and are visible as
long as the bones are preserved.
From inspection of certain skulls of
the later stone age in ancient Britain
Owing to the weather conditions which have existed for
the past few weeks, we regret to state that wc have not
been able, as heretofore, to extend to our customers the
prompt deliveries of stovewood, lumber, etc., which their
patronage merits,
In our effort to satisfy the demand for stovewood we
have spared no expense and in this connection have increased our yard crew and also hired additional teams
to facilitate deliveries. We, however, trust that our patrons will appreciate thc fact of our having, under such adverse conditions, done all possible to meet their demands.
We respectively solicit a continuance of their valued
Coast Lumber & Fuel Co. Ltd.
Corner Bodwell Road and Ontario Street
All Grocers
Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd.
Donaldson   &   McDonald
Dealers in
All Kinds of Chicken Feed
4213 Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 1514
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumbers' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
Two   Propositions
No. 1. You rent a house at $25 per month. In one year you have
paid out $300, for which you can show no results. 7 per cent, interest
on $300 is $21.   So in the year you practically throw away $321.
No. 2. You bring me in $100, for which I give you a 6-room
Modern House, on Lot 33x125ft. House has fireplace, etc. Balance
is $25 per month.   Total p1 ice is $2,(500.   No loan.
In one year you have an equity of $400 in your own home.
Compare proposition No. 1 with No. 2, then call at my office and
see this house.
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street
Phone : Fair. 1607
PHONE:   Fairmont 429
there has been derived the conclusion
that   some   of   these   had   undergone
thc operation, which must have been
performed  with  a  stone  implement.
 ��� ^ ���	
Sun-dials are of great variety���
horizontal, vertical, polar, spherical,
and portable. Of this last description
one in use by the Pyrenean peasantry
consists of two wooden cylinders, the
smaller carrying a stylet and fitting
into  the  other.
The oldest sun-dial on record was
that of King Hezekiah about 740
B.C. On a column of a chapel
perilously situated upon rock in the
Gironde River in France may bc seen
a sun-dial of 1586. The most recent
and remarkable of sun-dials for its-
size and decoration is that of Juvisy,
built in 1910 on the front of the
Flammarion Observatory. This has
a trapezoidal form, with a vertical
surface, and measures about 13 feet
in length and 27 feet at the base. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1913
A Mild Smoke
SPEND : :.: :
Fairmont Pool Room
(Bryant  Block)
The best tables in South V< icou-
ver. Everything new. Personal at-
tenlion by lhe proprietor, D. D. Den-
Cigars, Tobacco and Candy
TAXI cab
4*   ABBOTT   3T
Special Rates lo Municipal
Hall and other South Vancouver poinE.
Tuesday night witnessed one of the
be-i games eef the season in ihe-
Pacific Coast Hockey League. Before a record-breaking crowd ol en-
thutiastie fans, Vancouver went down
tei defeat tee the tune eif seven goals
to fceiir. The first period eef the gam.
practically settled lhe issue. Victoria
rattled em three goall in quick succession, a score which was not a reflex of the state of the game at that
period,   but   which   could   met    be
grudged   the  Capitals   for  iheir   combination   and   shooting   was   superb.
The second period wai a little more
to  the liking of the local  fans,  Vancouver getting the puck twice passed
Lindsay only to lie outtcored again
at lhe end of the periled by the Aristocrats���the game then standing
The final period bore evidence of
the strenuous work of the two preceding, both learns visibly tiring, but
leewards Ihe end Vancouver came
away and showed their best form of
the evening, and one left with
the idea that "if" there had been another quarter to go the score-sheet
would have looked different. Vancouver netted two and Victoria one'���
t'. , final score reading 7-4 in favor
eel" the Island City.
Victoria fully deserved, their victory. Their team we.rk was superb,
all the players working in perfect
unison. It would be idle lee single eeul
any individual in a game where each
gave eif his best, but mention might
be maele of the grand defence put up
by Lindsay, Patrick ami Prodgers,
wlie.se superb work in the lirst period
especially, practically settled Vancouver's chances.
Vancouver had the misfortune I'e
meet the Capitals at the top of their
game. Every man worked like a
Trojan, but good checking by the
Capitals combined wilh miserable
>liee.iliug were Ihe main factors in
their defeat.
That the game is popular in the
Islaml City was evidenced by the unstinted applause given the Capitals
by Ihe large following of fans that
came over with them. They had
something to cackle over for Victoria
put up Ihe best game of the season.
Indoor hockey has got a hold e.i" the
sport-loving community and the clean
game put up on Tuesday evening by
both teams will certainly add to its
reputation  of being one of Canada's
finest games.   Vancouver has still a
"fighting chance" uf winning the league, and lhe games still to be played
will have' additional interest added,
P. C. H. L. Standing
W.     L.
Individual Sco
Games C
Dunderdale   (Vic.)   ...
Harris  I Van. 1   	
Kendall  1 Van.)   	
J. McDonald fVan.)...
L.   Patrick   (Vic)	
Teihin   (West.)    	
C.rillis   (Van.)   	
Taylor i Van.)  	
!���'.  Patrick (Van.)   ....
Smaill   (Vici   	
Rowe  (Vic)   	
R. McDonald (Wesl 1.
Johnson (West.)  	
Mallen   (West.)   	
Clinch   1 Vic. 1   	
Gardner  (West.)   	
Oatman   (West.)   	
Poulin (Vic.) 	
Prodgers   (Vic)   	
Band every Evening and Saturday Afternoon
10   a.m 25c
3 p.m  35c
8:15 p.m  50c
Children 15c
B. C. Telephone Co.
has opened an office at its HIGHLAND
EOR SERVICE and requests for moves will
be received by the Clerk in charge.
points can also be had from here.
No Payments of monthly bills will be
received/ All accounts are payable at
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. week days, except
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
British Columbia Telephone
Company Limited
"The fastest rink in Canada." That
is whal Mr. Prank Patrick has tn say
about the arena in Queen's I'ark.
which  will  he opened  this  week.
The ice space is about the same as
the Vancouver rink being 200 feet
by 90 feet, while the rink in the
Terminal City has an ice space 210
feet by 85 feet. The corners of the
local rink are rounded off, however,
ami ihe ends will be screened so that
no time will be lust recovering the
puck .'ii in lhe Vancouver arena when
it   is  shot   over   the   fence.
Arrangements have been made with
the C. P. R. for the installation of a
telegraph instrument at each nan"'.
and while a game is being played in
Victoria or Vancouver local skaters
can get a "running" report of the
game right at the local arena. Thc
fans will hc given not only the results but a detailed account and will
be able tei follow the puck as the
game is being played over on Vancouver Island or in the Terminal
The cost of the local plant has now
reached $35,000, or $10,000 mure than
was anticipated. The seating arrangements have all been changed
and every reserved seat commands a
good view of the arena.
There are over twelve miles of
pipe in the plant, about 11 miles of
which is on the floor of the rink.
The plant has been installed by the
Linde Canadian Refrigeration Company and all the machinery is "Made
in  Canada."
The brine tanks were filled yesterday and all the pipes have been tested. The pipes on the arena have
all been packed with sand and there
is nothing now to delay the opening
of the rink immediately.
The first game will be played on
Saturday afternoon  with Victoria.
This game was scheduled for Friday evening but it was considered
wise to postpone the game one day
!on account of the counter attractions
land also to make sure everything
is  in  readiness.
Hustlers  Play P.  N. S.
On  Friday night  nf last week  the
HustlefS Athletic Association met the
Provincial   Normal   School   in   an   in-
i teresting  game  eef  basketball  in   the
1 former's gymnasium.
The Normals won out by a score of
J21 points to 13, but they had to work
j for   their  victory.    The  South   Van-
iceeuver boys showed more agility anil
heller cheeking, bul lhe teachers were
much heavier and had Ihe better com.
I The Hustlers have entered the Sunday School Athletic League and feel
confident of a successful season, The
lirst game of lhe series will he played
next Friday night between the KitSO-
lano  Methodist  and  the  Hustlers.
Westminster   Road,  Local   Improvement, Court of Revision
It, notice,   that   the   meeting  of
l"c Court of Revision advertised to
[>e held on February 21st, 1913, in
co'rdance with Westminster Road
���plying By-Law 1912, is hereby can-
pjned in accordance with Motion 1
?' the Special Council Meeting held
f January 27th, 1913; and all persons
loncerned shall take this as thc of-
Jeial notification  thereof
There is a difference between
the hastily read street car paper
and the paper that is delivered
into the home; the paper that is
absolutely independent and wholesome; that the men respect and
the women admire���that is the
paper whose advertising columns
carry confidence to the reader���
that is the paper whose advertising
patronage is valuable.
In   view  of  the  fact   thai   Shaw's
"Man and Superman" has been delighting audiences, it is interesting to
recall  lhat   the  distinguished author
himself has been in Canada
and has witnessed of all ihinus. a
hockey match. Shaw is like a religious revival. lie' wanders into
strange places. It is not always the
elect thai are called upon. Hu' lhe
fact remains that Mr. Shaw has deigned iee throw his pen into the arena
anil tee record Ilis impressio. .-. eee the
most characteristic of Canadian pastimes. If lliere is in his account very
much Shaw and very little hockey,
those who know him best can assure
ns that he is making a very generous
and unusual concession in not giving
us all Shaw. The following is what
he gave out for publication:
"I am. whenever 1 care to be, a
Socialist Consequently, when I
heard that seven young men were
somewhere banded and sworn together for a common purpose, I started
out to search for them, feeling gratified lhat the wide reading of my plays
in Canada hail implanted some notion
of communism. In England, whenever more than three are gathered together, the police scent conspiracy
and read the riot act. Being utterly
ignorant as to thc extent to which
Canada is blighted by this characteristically British fair play. I was not
without apprehension tbat my expedition might bc dangerous. I at
last found my young men, but what
their common purpose might be, I
was utterly unable to discover, as
there were seven other young gentlemen equally sworn to frustrate that
purpose. 1 had expected a Socialistic
jove feast. I found rival tastes in
costume. Still, as I have never yet
encountered any two Socialists who
pronounce Marx the same way and
as I myself am of course, utterly unlike any other living Socialist, and
do not pronounce Marx at all. my intellectual aplomb was not in the least
shaken by this discovery of a rift in
the ranks of Socialism. On thc contrary,  I  was  now  rid  of  all  danger
from the police, for this situation was
just English party politics, quite ill-
natured, and latently sanguinary, but
highly respectable. I even fancied
that   I  could  detect  a  taint  aroma  of
bishop an.I Established church.
"Seeing thai  Socialism  was ill  the
usual    hopeless  cul  e]<-  tae  wherein
terminate all varieties but my own, I
was about lo leave when I noticed
that all fourteen young gentlemen
had formidable looking bludgeons in
Iheir hands I inferred thai since
amicable communism had proved impracticable they we-re prepared I'1 apply the philosophical principles of my
"Man ami Superman" and I" realize
their purpose by lhe simple proCi
of ejecting from the world whether
eif ideas or eibjecis, all those opinions
and persons which were objectionable i'i them. Twee ur three were
quickly despatched after some very
winy and vivacious repartee with the
bludgeons, anel 1 was beginning iee
count confidently on ihe speedy advent oi a sole surviving superman,
when, to my disgust, their places wcre
taken by others. Clearly there was
sonic philistine censorship behind lhe
scenes thai wouhl not let ibis interesting philosophic drama work out
its own solution along the natural
lines of destructive evolution. I could
not tolerate such tyrannous suppression of ihe rights of fre-e speech and
unimpeded skull splitting, bo I clapped een my hat and left the theatre,
merely lingering hitig enough to ascertain the name of the censor's
"This 'Came eel" Hockey' tee judge
by ihe one act which I diel nol see
will iu spite of the censorship whieh
is none the less a villainous institution
even n 11i<��� villain disguise himself as
a referee, enjoy a long run on the
boards, li has i" be sure two goals,
anel a nf������] drama's aim -h"iilel be
single anel definite hut the public lhat
stays away from Candida ami 'Thej
Doctor's Dilemma' will never notice a
trifle like that. I have no doubt that
with its attractive clashing of shille-
lahs ii would succeed better in Dublin than my own Jeelm Bull's other
Island. 11 might perhaps be taken in
New York for a poetical crytograrn
by Maeterlink, the fourteen wild-eyed
and much perspiring young demons
violently as-ailing a passive and unresisting object���lhe puck liny call it
by a despicable larceny from Shakespeare���these fourteen young men being I say symbolical of 111-��� worldly
spirits that crush the poetical soul. In
London where there are no poetical
se.uls it would be violently resented
as a satire on lhe lleiuse of Lords.
"1 have always held lhat the stage
has as powerful a moral function as
the church, feer like lhe church it puts
a greal many persons to sleep. At
'The Game of Hockey.' however. I
made excellent use of my ears if not
of my eyes and observed that all the
audience were very wide awake ami
extreme!) enthusiastic. This play has
therefore I suspect some extraordinary dramatic virtues curiously similar to those of my own plays at which
no person or parson was ever known
to sleep except he fell into the sleep
of the just, through over indulgence
in laughter. Since the atmosphere was
cool and indicated the neighborhood
of ice I was forced, in order to account for the public's enthusiasm, to
conclude that the play contains lhe
essence of Shaw in ceeld steerage. I
have not to my knowledge as yet been
refrigerated, hut I have been cartooned and libelled, denounced editorially
in the 'Times.' and subjected to other
personal ignominies that no one but
an Irishman could tolerate without
homicide. Il may, however, be thai
lhe Canadians have succeeded in refrigerating me. The game eef Hockey
will therefore have my complete approbation, when ii is played at a temperature eef 100, ..r as many degrees
higher as will permit my complete
self lo degeal from ihis artificial and
unreal frigidity to my usual tre epical
The omniscience that always sits ;,,
my elbow nudges me wilh the information that this particular play is
not constructed tee stand such plimate
conditions, It demands 32 degrees of
frost Um its extinction under heat,
is a mere trifle as lone as I am adequately represented. Why should 1
suffer from ihe Arctic temperament
'���I a rival playwright? I revel iu heat
I .mi ihe only living dramatic author
who is a salamander, and can touch
lire and nol lie burned. Tli.ese who are
old-fashioned enough to think ������!" lire
as a necessary mark of evil look on
me', "f course, as .-, satellite "i Satan,
If. however, the author oi "The Garni
oi Hockey' is a lil lie more modern
than lhat and is willing tei alter his
play to suit my thermal peculiarities,
I will gladly return his courtesy by
presenting him wiih a title of my
own, 'The Devil's Disciple.' "
He       A        A
A  Bowler's  "Reminiscences"
1 am not a prominent bowler in lhe
ordinary sense of the weird, but my
name anel achievements are favorite
themes for the official chroniclers fi
many aljeys.
The reason is no secret. 1 have pur.
chased bowling notoriety at thc expense eif much time, profanity and
many deellars. After 20 years of strenuous but futile effort, I still feel I am
a bowler and yearn to create the impression in the minds of other men.
I remember one nighl in Cincinnati,
when, because 1 was a good customer,
the proprietor of the Enterprise alley
condescended to take me on. I started
with a strike and kept on striking.
Along about the seventh frame there
was a crowd around the score board
and my blood was surging so that the
pins looked like a yellow fog in the
distance; my knees fairly smote together and I was fairly choking with
suppressed excitement.
I tried to be calm, to recall and
emulate the blase demeanor of other
great bowlers, but I couldn't help
thinking of a clean 300 total and the
magnificence of the idea made me
wobble as I sent the eighth ball down
the alley.
Another strike! If I was tingling
with excitement in the earlier stages,
I was now a nervous volcano.
The gang was rooting as I clutched
the 16-pound mineralite with my
trembling pie hook and essayed  that
terrible ninth. I felt my nerve going.
anel I confess now that it was chiefly
my gen.il luck that I kept the ball on
the  alley.    An.ether  -irike!
"Shucks!" thought I. "this bowling
i- a cinch. Any man who can't ave-r-
ag< along about 2>H is a dub." So saying I called upeeii my hist atom uf
gamenesi and drew  a split.
My a lucky kick-off I -panel il, but
the jig was up. I got -ix pin- f'ir my
till,  lobbed   my   -.."nel ball down   lhe
gutter ami -at down as close to fainting ai 1 ever wai in my life.
Thai -core of 266, however, wai ihe
talk of ihe town for a few days, and
I challenged lhe city champion for a
match e.f 25 <|o|lar- a  sid,-.
I was surprised at lhe cheerful alac.
rily wilh which he leeeek nie on and
it pained me to mete iln eagerness]
with which oilier moderately goe,d'
bowlers sought me on! anil proposed
little individual events fe.r sums only
limited by the- extent of their utmost
res, ,up eg,
"Don't these turnip-headed galoots
realize lhat I'm lhe real think''"
thought I. "What in heaven's name
ha- a guy lee do to make them respect him?" I wondered. I signed
them all up, determined to clean up
''ie- town.
There is no use prolonging ihis. My
highest score in the six match I
played eluring lhe following two
weeks was 162. anil ranged downward
to a   depth   I   prefer  nol   lo  recall.
Altogether I divided some ninety
e.elil  plunks among my opponent-.
I'm a remarkably good bowler, bul
al-o an unusually good thing, so I
confine myself tee friendly matches
and always expect I" cop 300���when
I   start   e.i'f  with  a   strike.
Funny game���bowling i-���darned
 ��  ^   i���-	
A Pure Food Show
Vancouver's first annual British Columbia pure food, household, industrial and automobile exposition will
open at Imperial Rink, February 17.
and will continue for twee weeks. The
big show will be held under the auspices "f the Retail Grocers' Association, and under the immediate s-ap.-r-
vision of ilu- following committee; A.
C Bartig, C. Clark. J.'A. Henderson,
T. !���'. McDowell, S I. Rolston, W. II.
Walsh, II. M. Wood, S. W. Welsh, F.
.die in ami A. A. lilain, Mr. Thomas
Connor is ilu- association secretary
for   the-  exposition.
The exposition should be decidedly
instructive as well as entertaining.
Exhibitors from Great Britain and the
United States have secured space and
already the automobile dealer- have
reserved practically one-half oi the
space  of  the  rink.
Vbout three hundred demonstrators
will be engaged in displaying products during the show. It has been
planned to make tin- exposition particularly attractive .mil instructive t<>
housewives, and the display of food
products, devices for use in the kitchen  and home  will bc extensive.
Also there is going to be a baby
sheew. Not one alone for the two
weeks, but a daily show at which
prize- will be awarded to the prettiest
and plumpest babes at the show. The
trophies will be silver cups.
Francis Richter, thc blind musician.
and an orchestra will be in attendance daily.
Love  Romances of Famous Painters
The celebrated Flemish portrait
painter, Van Dyck, was appointed
Coun painter ami knighted by Charles
I Ile was a great admirer of women,
ami greatly admired by them too.
While traveling from Antwerp tei
Brussels on one occasion he chanced
t" stop at a little village in I'landers,
where Anna Van ( Iphem wa- living.
Seeme historians say that Anna was a
peasant girl; othe-rs set her down as
a lady ������!" title-. However thai may be.
she was a very beautiful girl, anil ihe
artist immediately fell a vicitim t" her
charms. Ile dallied at the village in
the. ceimpany of the fair maiden for
long enough i'e immortalize her in his
famous picture, in which .Anna slanels
for tilt- Virgin, was given by the artist
ie. the village church. Others would
have succeeded ii. only Rubens whose
pupil and life-long friend Van Dyck
���aii-. came to hear of the dallying ml
promptly stepped in and removed his
talented pupil from the zone en" dan-
Van Dyck's Scottish Bride
iin reluming from Italy come years
later, Van Dyck mel Anna again, but
alas for constancy! hei charms had
waned, anel ii required no authoritative friend this time to tear him away.
Anna wa- ipeedil) forgotten at ihe
English Court by the hand-.une bul
dissolute artist, who fell madly ir love
wiih Lady Stanhope while' painting
her portrait. Ile quarrelled wiih her
most unromantically oxer ihe e|iu'sii..n
"f payment, ami was finally disposed
of. matrimonially speaking, bj King
Charles, his pair.en, who selected for
him a beautiful Scotch girl. Maria
Ruthven by name, and made him
marry her. 11 is not saiel that Van
Dyck had any reluctance i" gratify
the Royal match-maker, ami the marriage'  turned eitii a very  happy .me.
Reynolds does nol .seem at any time
lo have been an impressionable man.
He painted the loveliest women of his
elay in a way for all the world I" love
and admire; but he had no love for
them himself, with the possible excep.
ti.'ii of Miss Burney. At one lime lr.
certainly diel aelmire thai talented woman, but all the efforts of Mrs. Thrale
to bring them together were abortive,
and he remained single tei the end.
Destroyed  Love-Letters
S.e alsei did the great Turner, but
for a very different reason. Turner's
love story is tragic. Somewhere about
Ihe year 1797, while the great painter
was still at school at Margate, he fell
deeply in love with the sister of one
his schoolfellows. The intimacy grew
and continued, and a few years later
Turner  proposed and was  accepted.
Then hc went away for a couple of
years to pursue his art studies, and
during all that time not a message or
a letter came from him. Thc young
lady was hurt and offended at such
cruel treatment, and under the smart
of neglect and pressure from an unkind stepmother she accepted another
Within a week of the day fixed for
the wedding Turner returned. He ob
tained an interview-, anil pleaded bis
cause passionately, but the girl refused t1' listen tej any explanation. Ii ������������: -
afterward- proved that for purp les
eif her own lhe stepmother hail intercepted ami destroyed the love-letters
sent regularly ami without fail by tin:
great painter, who thereby lost a wife
ami all interest anel faith in women as
George Morland, that .-rrani -on of
genius,  who  was  elrunk   when   he  was
nol painting a nortal picture, and
was frequently se. when he was. hived
and married a Mi-- Ward, -i-tcr eif a
breiiher artist, who strengthened the
relationship by   marrying Miss Mor-
laml. Hi- wile's influence and lhe
genuine feeling he had for her seem
lei have kept the painter sleaely feer a
time, but he relapsed badly when he
did return to liis eonvivially dissolute
AH the world knows the woman���or
girl rather���Rembrandt loved and
married, from her pictures, Saskia
Van Ellenburgh was an orphan of
twelve when she first met the great
painter. At twenty-one she married
him. Il was a real love match. Saskia
wa- young ami beautiful and wealthy;
Rembrandt was poe.r. ugly, ami obscure. But he was soeui to r\^e, and
although he was always in senile financial difficulty or other, he painted
himself and the girl who loved him
into immortality.
Murrillo, the famous Spanish master, won hi- wife- in a romantic way,
according to popular traditi m, having
portrayed her a- an ani-'e-l in a wonderful alter-piece h : executed for a
church at Pikes, where he iir-t saw
her, Thi- was a compliment the- lady
coiile] ii"i withstand, anil after ii. of
course, they could el., nothing - I- ���
but marry.
An Obdurate Grandfather
Tlnre wa- no sentiment or romance
in the love affair of Durer thi <��� ����� 1 ��� ���
brated Dutch painter. One Hans Frey
treated with his father, as wa- the
e-:;-ieim in these affairs, and gave him
his daughter Agnes, along with _'��i
guilders and the parental blessing. Up
lee lhe lime- of the- marriage- the- young
ceeiiple- scarcely saw each other. Vgnes
turned out to be a jealous virago,
greedy ami rapacious t.. tin- last degree. She embittered the lit-- ,,i the
young artist, ami lore-ve] him i" work
elay and night i.i satisfy her extravagant  lie-eels
There- i- the fragment ������! a romance
in iln- little lhat is known of th" love
si. . of Titian, the famous Venetian
painter Two very beautiful women
fell in love wilh him. The faces of
both were reproduced in his wonderful canvas. "Sacred and Profane
I."ie" (>nc was Vichante. daughter
of Palma, a brother artist. Her he
did not marry; but the other Cecilia,
of whom nothing much is known, he
Constable, the great landscape
painter was five-and-thirty before he
thought seriously 'if love and at the
outset his romance was productive of
nothing bul distress and tremble, ow-
ing tei the- opposition "f the young
| lady's family. Maria Bicknell, "ii
whom his choice- fell, returned his
love, but the interposition of a
wealthy grandfather, from whom she
had expectations, served to keep the
lovers apart, and Constable fell seri-
ously ill as ihe re-sult of the separation. Miss Bicknell seems to have
Iliad a quiet but deep and sincere affection for her famous lover, ami although at first In-r sense eif duty was
greater than her love, she kepi true.
For five year- they corresponded regularly, ami then Maria prevailed on
her father io allow Constable i" visit
her. Her grandfather on hearing
about th-,-. became seriously angry,
and threatened i" leave his monej
.elsewhere; but Maria remained firm,
ami eventually, at the instigation of :i
clerical friend, liny were marrieel. despite parental opposition. I. is satis-
factory to relate that father ami
daughter afterwards became
ciled, iin' wealth) grandfather followed suit, ami ilu- marriage was an ideal
Won  by  a   Picture
Parental i ippe isition also threaten) 'I
p. cut short ilu- romance "i Hogarth.
II.- nil in love with Jam Thornhill,
ihe twenty-year-old daughter fi Sir
James Thornhill. The young lady reciprocated hi- passion, ami the COUple
promptly got married and sued for
pardon al leisure. In this thej were
aideel by Lady Thornhill, who sympathized "i'h her daughter ami son-
in-law. who was then  rapidly rising
i" fame anel moderate fortune.  \ g I
story is i"Iel of her iiior;- to conquer
the pride and prejudice of her husband. She obtained one of Hogarth's
pictures and sei it in the way of the
irascible baronet.
Sit James admired it at once, and
inquired die' name < f the painter. On
being informed that il was the work
i of his son-in-law, he remarked, acidly,
"Oh, well, a young man who can
.paint pictures like lhat doesn't rc-
quire any assistance from mc." And
neither diel he. But lhe- ruse' was suc-
cessful, ami although he kept up a
pretence of being displeased, the
baronet was proud of his famous son-
Blake, thc mystic, when twenty-
six, mei anel marrieel ^Catherine Bout-
cher the "dark-eyed Kate" of many
of his lyrics. Miss Boutchcr was no
ordinary woman, and the story of
Iheir first meeting is  worth telling,
Blake was describing in her company erne evening the pains he hael
experienced from the caprices of some
fair lady.
"I pity you from my heart," said
"Do you indeed?" said Blake. "Then
I love you."
"And I you," said the young lady
promptly, and so the courtship began.
"Hello. Helen," said Maud, "has
your friend the young doctor proposed yet?"
"Xo. I think he would have proposed last night only papa spoiled
"How was that?"
"Why, you see, just as he was almost tee the point, papa came in and
asked him to look at my tonsils." TEN
Edited by J. W. Wilkinson, to whom all communications should
be  addressed,   Room 210,   Labor Temple, Vancouver, B. C.
The strike of halibut fishermen is
still ��� >ii. and the only boat* which arc-
going out to the fishing grounds are
those manned by non-uniieii men, who
are in most cases amateurs at the
business, with the result that men
have been lost as in the case of those
from the "Chicago" a few weeks ago.
The three chief firms affected by the
present trouble are the New England
Fish Company and the Canadian
Fishing Company, both of Vancouver,
and the B. C. Packers Association of
New Westminster. The number of
men affected is 150. They have a
union known as the Halibut Fisbcr-
mens' Union of the Pacific with
branches in various cities, including
Seattle and Vancouver, at both of
which ports the men are on strike
for the same demand. The strike
started in Vancouver on November
18, 1912. owing to the companies refusing tei give the men the rise they
asked feir. Up to the strike the men
had been paid one cent per pound
for each pound caught, and they are
now asking for one and a half cents
per pound. The one cent rate has
been in vogue for the last seven
years. Previous to that the companies paid 25 cents per fish caught,
large or small. The majority of the
boats engaged in the trade go out
from Vancouver. There are five
steamers carrying twelve dories each.
The dories are the boats from which
the actual fishing is done, and two
men go out in each dory. Besides
these, there are five gasoline schooners carrying from six to eight dories
each. The lish are caught by trawls
thrown out from the stern of the
dory, and having hooks fixed at intervals. The chief fishing grounds
for the Canadian boats are Cape Scott
at the extreme northern end of Vancouver Island, the Goose Island
grounds, and Rosa Spit, the latter being the favorite spot. During the
winter time the vessels arc often
forced to seek shelter for days together from the terrible storms which
hurl themselves on the western shores
of Vancouver Island at that season
of the year, and the life of the halibut fishermen is at all times arduous
and full of the dangers which ever
beset "those that go down to the
sea in ships and occupy their business
in  great waters."    The latest reports      .   ,     ,      ,
from the officials of the union is that  of the hardest and most conscientious
they  have good  hopes of coming  to
better and more systematic training
l'.ir the duties of citizenship and for
home-making and family claims���a
training which must consist of a sufficiently long course of liberal education, blended towards its end and with
the practical duties of life, whether in
the workshop or the home." The doctor went on to say that any attempt
tn improve the mental side of the
child's nature whilst the physical side
remained weak and ill-nourished, was
useless and fore-doomed to failure.
Also "There is a distinction between
trade schools and technical schools.
The technical school is intended to
broaden the knowledge of the principles of the respective trades or employments, thereby tending to increase the efficiency of the workers,
to shorten thc hours, and to increase
the rate of wages. The trade school
should be to a certain extent under
the supervision of the union representatives and in this way there would
bc very little danger of their furnishing skilled workers for the various
trades in numbers sufficiently large
to affect the labor market and thus
bring about a lowering of wages."
The doctor's address took up about
one hour and a half, and was listened to with great interest. Some of
his statements did not pass without
question and comment, but every one
appreciated that as a doctor of medicine and chairman of the city school
board thc doctor spoke as one having experience of his subject combined with a willingness to discuss it
with the people whose material interests are directly affected by any
policy of technical education administered by the normal school authorities.
* *       *
It is stated on unofficial, although
fairly reliable authority, that.the Vancouver City Council is about to appoint a scaffolding inspector in the
near future. The Trades and Labor
Council has been agitating for such
an appointment for the last three
years, and it is certainly more than
* *    *
Christian Sivertz, the new President of the British Columbia Federation of Labor, is a member of the
Letter Carriers'  Association and one
terms with the firms involved in a
way which will be satisfactory to the
fishermen. The Halibut Fishermen's
Union is likely to be affiliated with
the Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council at an early date.
*   *   *
Mr. W. R. Trotter, the well-known
organizer of the Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada, and a member
of the Executive Committee of the
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council, delivered an address at the men's
meeting in the assembly ball of the
First Congregational Church, Vancouver, last Sunday afternoon, on
"Brotherhood and Trade Unionism."
The meeting was well attended, and
the interest displayed testified to the
wisdom of the church in trying to get
into actual personal touch and relation with the every-day problems of
working class life.
ell        *       *
Aii error appeared in this column
last week with regard to the lecture
to be delivered by William Haywood
in this city. "Bill" Haywood will lecture in the Dominion Hall, Thursday,
February 13, and the Labor Temple,
Saturday, February 15, at 8 p.m.
A      *     A
A social and dance was held
hy the carpenters in the Labor
Temple last night. February _ 7.
This was one of a series which
are being held during the winter months, and up to the present
each one has been more successful
than its predecessor. Ladies are admitted free, and a real good time is
guaranteed to all who go.
e|<        e*       *
According t'i the report of Fred
Lange of Cleveland, who is the Commissioner ol" State Labor Statistics
for the State of Ohio, girl workers in
the factories of tbat state are in some
cases paid as hew as fifteen cents per
day. Hc alleges that thousands are
laboring in unsanitary shops where
the State laws are being grossly violated daily.
On February 24, the annual convention of the Bridge and Structural
Iron Workers will be held. The convention was'originally called for September last, but was postponed because  of  the  trials  of ttoty-tWO_ of j    A committce from ,he Trades and
Labor   Council   appeared   before   the
workers in the labor movement of thc
province. He recently ran as labor
candidate in the civic elections at
Victoria and although defeated, polled the more than creditable vote of
e*     *      *
It is expected that a bill providing
for the payment of a minimum wage
to women will be brought down in
the Provincial Legislature of Ontario
very shortly. The various bodies
which have been working to this end
are agreed that no woman can live
on less than $9 per week, and they
don't go into any lavish details as to
how she can do it even on the $9.
What a funny world it is. Well in-
tentioned people go to work to find
out the least a woman can make shift
on, then try and get it for her. The
crowning touch is that the most
active spirits are women,
* *      A
John P. White has been re-elected
President of the United Mine Workers of America over A. Bradley by
95,608 votes. Frank J. Hayes, of
Illinois is elected Vice-President by
acclamation. There were three aspirants for the Sccretary-Treasurcr-
ship. E. Perry, the old Secretary,
was elected with 75,534, whilst Wm,
Green, of Ohio, received 68,871, and
J. Richards, of Ohio, got 20,851 votes.
* *    *
The board appointed by the Minister of Labor to arbitrate the demands of thc quartz miners of the
Boundary and Slocan mining camps
has completed its work, and forwarded the report to Ottawa.
a    ���   *
Sittings of the Labor Commission
are to be held as follows: Nanaimo,
Monday, Feb. 9, Court House'. 8
p.m.; Cumberland, Wednesday, Feb.
19, at 8 p.m.; Albcrnic, Monday, Feb.
24. at 8 p.m.; Ladysmith, Tuesday,
Feb. 25, at 3.30 p.m.; Stcveston, Monday, March 3, at 2,30 p.m.; Chilliwack, Tuesday, March 4, at 2.30 p.m.;
New Westminster, Thursday, March
6, at 11 a.m., City Hall; Vancouver,
Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m., Court
House. Thc commission is empowered to inquire into all matters affecting the conditions of labor in British
Columbia. All persons interested are
invitcel to attend and give evidence.
A Novel Entertainment
A charming form of entertainment
is at present in vogue in the Old
Ceiuntry; one in which originality,
artistic taste and clever contrivance
may be brought into play.
It takes the form of a fancy dress
party. The idea was first suggested
by Nia's graceful essay "A Masque of
Days," in which the New Year, as the
yeiung heir, entertains his late father's
tenants at a feast to inaugurate his Inheritance. The guests are the 365 days
of the year. To this feast, it will be
remembered "Old Lent and his family
came in mourning." Ash Wednesday
sat next to Lord Mayor's Day; Valentine's Day made love to pretty May
Day; Shortest Day went home in a
mist, and Longest Day (a beautiful
damsel), disappeared in a gorgeous
chiak of crimson and gold. Nia's
"Masque of Days" is published in gift
book feirm with fantastic colored illustrations by Walter Crane; and
many delightful suggestions are to bc
found in these fascinating pictures
that are extremely helpful to hostesses and to guests, The costumes
may be elaborate or simple according tei choice and discretion. It is
possible to arrange something effective and amusing without much expense; whilst those who "siller ha'c
to spare" and wish to walk in silk attire and to display gems rich and
rare can make their selection accordingly.
At a country house ably given in
England this autumn all were dressed tei represent such a Masque. The
hostess chose one of the days of the
week, Sunday, and represented the
character quite effectively and without much trouble, with a gold headdress designed to imitate the rays of
the sun, and a handsome gold and
white evening dress that she happened to have by hcr. A tall, fair young
man of Norse appearance was
"Thursday" (Thor's day); a winged
helmet, a fur cloak, a snow while-
tunic, brass pieces on legs and arms
had all been pressed into the service;
the costume, suggested a character
from one of the "Ring" operas, and
although dancing was almost an impossibility to the wearer, his dramatic appearance must have consoled
him feir the deprivation. A very pretty
girl of sixteen, was dressed up as
"Wedding Day," in white dress and
veil, her charming head crowned with
myrtle. "Christmas Day" was there in
the attire which we have recently seen
on Santa Clans. A grandmother had
selected "A Bygone Day." Her white
hair was dressed high under a mob
The high-waisted flowered silk
dress of a century ago was finished
with a full lace fichu and a large
pendant containing a miniature spoke
of memories. "Valentine's Day" was
resplendent in a costume of the Georgian period, to which had been added
a cloak falling from the shoulders
secured by small wings. "Oak Apple
Day," May 29, when loyal old England used to celebrate the hiding of
our liege Charles II. in an oak tree,
was in green silk. Very pretty she
looked as Cavalier lady, a chaplct of
oak leaves crowning her hair, which
was dressed with the ringlets appropriate to the Stuart period. "All Souls'
Day" (a man) was guilty of a wretched pun for he had sewn brown paper
soles all over his dress suit. "All
Fools' Day" (April 1st) came romping in as a jester in scarlet, with cap
and bells. "Pay Day" was hung with
purses and his garments bore various
bills of accounts due.
In choosing a day to represent one
common tei all countries can bc selected such as the days of the week, "New
Year's Day," and so on or any day
specially observed in the country,
where the masque takes place. In
Canada, for instance, "Thanksgiving
Day," "Hallowe'en," "Labor Day."
"Victoria Day," "Dominion Day,"
might be represented also anything
suggesting customs of the country
such as "Maple Tapping Day," or
"Tag Day." A dress of vine leaf
green with corn-grapes, cranberries
and apples iu natural colors, with lhe
elate conspicuously shown in which
the festival falls for the year, would
be effective for "Thanksgiving Day."
Or the dress might be expressed in
eeirn yellow with the fruits as decoration. "Hallowe'en" lends itself lo the
play of fancy. A man might take the
character attired to imitate the lamps
that children carry about the streets
as they cry "shell out"; further emblems might be used to indicate the
various games played al that jovial
Season, such as the coins for which
youthful heads are ducked intei pails,
the apples to bc suspended from
strings and bitten, blindfolded and so
on.    "Labor Day" would also be suit-
ible feir a man who would be in work
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their members for dynamite conspir
acy. It is understood that President
���Gompers, of the American Federation of Labor, or a member of the
���executive board of that body will attend the convention to assist the present officers to adjust matters in the
future interests of their organization.
*    *   *
Dr. Brydone-Jack gave an address
under the auspices of the Trades and
Labor Council on "Technical Education" in the Labor Temple on Thursday, January 30, and said in part;
"Practically speaking, technical training is for industrial purposes. Generally speaking, though, the terms
manual training, industrial education,
technical education, and vocational
education are used, and each term has
its special meaning, and conveys a
definite impression as to what is
meant. It is widely recognized that in
any system of primary and secondary
education, both the hand and the brain
should be trained to act together and
be of mutual assistance, and that in
order to obtain the best results, we
must talse into consideration the physical side of education, the national
and collective advantage which is derived from the healthy and intelligent upbringing and youth of the people, and the urgency of the need for
Board of Works on Tuesday afternoon, January 28, to protest against
the employement of workmen by the
Board at thc rate of $2.00 per day.
These men had been engaged shovelling snow and other extra duties, and
it onto him; that is a totem which
means the wearer has gold; and all
other men will obey him. Ye understand now why I made my bargain
with ye?
"Thet is the yarn. This summer
we cached our furs and bone; and
then we sailed down here, for I was
pretty sure we would find a whaler.
And the rest of it yc have seen. I am
takin' my pardner out with me to give
him the things I promised him. And
I  will keep my word."
With that Chisholm stopped talkin'.
And I could not help likin' him better after he had spun his yarn. For
there is not many men will keep their
word with a savage.
So, durin' the balance of the voyage,
I done what I could to see thet the
Eskimo had things the way he wanted. It was not hard. It did not take
much to satisfy him. Hc used to
stand on deck, and watch the mates
as they order the crew around. And
it seemed to make him feel good.
One day we steamed into the
Golden Gate; and then of course
there come a time when I had my
hands full, seein' thet the crew was
paid off, the cargo unloaded, and a
hundred other things. So I did not
get much chance to say good-by to
Chisholm and the big Eskimo. They
left us at the wharf.
The winter went by; and many a
time I wondered how them two was
gettin' along. And often I specky-
latcd on how Chisholm was keepin'
his bargain. But I got no word from
cither one of them; and they sort of
went out of mind. Then one spring
day the Nunivak was ready to sail
into the North once more. We had
the crew on board and everything
ship-shape, and 1 was settin' in the
cabin.   The fust mate come down.
"Man on deck wants to sec ye, sir,"
says he.
I asked who the man was and he
laughed. "Tell him to come down,"
says I. And a minute arterwards,
there stood the big Eskimo in the
cabin. I- did not know him at first.
For he was dressed, as nigh as I can
come to tellin' it, like some country
lad that wants to be a dude, and has
the price but not thc savvy. He had
a derby hat and his stiff black hair
shot out around his head in under
the brim like a fringe of bristles. He
had a bright blue suit of clothes, and
a white shirt and a collar that was
sawin' off his neck. Hc stood there
a-sayin' nothin'. And there was a
sadness in his face.
I asked him what he wanted; and
he told in good English, but speakin'
very slow and solemn, thet he wanted
me to take him back to the mouth of
the Mackenzie. He laid down a handful of gold-pieces on the table for to
pay his passage.
Now, I had much on my hands jest
then and not much time for talkin';
and for all thet I was sorry for him
because of the sadness thet was in
his face, I could not bother too long.
So I toid him, short and to the p'int,
that I could take him; but it might
be a long time before wc reached the
mouth of the Mackenzie. And I told
him thet he would have to bunk forward with the crew. For my bargain
was done with Chisholm.
He nodded. "Good," says he.
So I left him and went up on
deck. And later on that day, when
the Nunivak was under way outside
of the heads, I seen him again. He
was a-comin' up from the fo'c'stle.
And he had took off every rag of
them white men's clothes. He was in
skins again, like any native. I could
not help noticing how much more of
a man he looked in them garments.
He come on deck, and he faced
torards the no'th. And he stood
there, a-lookin' at the sky's edge. He
said no word to any man.
I went below. It must of been two
hours arterwards thet I come up
again; and there he stood, still lookin'
into the no'th.
Now the voyage was a slow one,
for the ice was late in brcakin' in
Bchring Sea. And every day thet
Eskimo would spend pretty nigh all
of his time on deck; and always he
woulil stand there with his eyes turned to the no'th. And he never said
nothin'  to no  man.
At last we come to Hcrschel Island
and then to the mouth of thc Mackenzie. And there he left us. Hc
went overside and ashore in a small
boat with some of the crew. They
told ine thet he dickered with some
natives ami bought a kyack. And
thet same day 1 stood on the quarter,
deck and I seen him goin' out into
the no'theast; and I watched him
until he was a speck.
Table Showing the Wonderful  Growth  of the
C-H-I-C in less than Twenty Months
/_ Intercit   it   thc
/ O p"  Annum.
Pint Loan made April Und,  1911  ,mm
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Loans   maele   iniring   month   ot   December,
"11    S4.000.00
Loans   maile   during  month   ot  June,   1912 $17,000.00
Loans    made   eluring   month     of    August, Ays AAA AA
Loans   maele   during  month   of   November, j.~ .  --�� �����
��u   $34,300.00
Bnd   of   November,    1912,   Loans   pending ��.,-r- rsr\r. s\*x
(being    put    through)  $65,000.00
Loans   made   and   other   Loans   in   process A _ _
thereof   during   lhe  month  of  Novem- \QQ 10ft 00
December   15th,   1912.     Loans   made,   and stssmsmms  i-k/v/v A/v
'" i�����*�� <�� ><"< $225,000.00
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Special  attention  paid  the  palates of civic officials and employees.
G.  H.  Batcheler, Manager
Corner Forty-Ninth  Avenue and Fraser Street.
418 Winch Building Vancouver, B.C.
Wood Block
1    had    noticed  him thet mornin'
<!!?.��?..."   �� .??!"'" -*�����L��� j!.    when h<: left thc s,''I>e' and " seemed
to rae like he was lookin' more alive
trade, with a schedule of wages displayed. "Victoria Day" could be appropriately represented by a lady of
any age, who would dress to suit
whichever part of the Victorian Era
she considered most suitable to herself. A girl in the pretty simple dress
in vogue at the time of Queen Victoria's Coronation, the slight crin-
eiline, lace flounces, falling tucker and
quaint poke bonnet, with its wreath
of flames, would look charming, a
mall   "Union   Jack"  would  bc   care
i.iik   niiww   neiej   ejinvi    iaiui   uiiiiis,   rtieu \ r    ,,       ���    .        , ,    .    , , ,
some had been put on to opening up   fully intr��duced into the scheme
new civic work in thc place of men
who had been getting $3.00 per day.
When the delegation lirst put thc
matter to the Board, they did not
seem to know just at that minute
that they had men at work at $3.00
per day, but the clerk informed them
that such was the case. One of the
aldermen then said that these men
had been engaged through the Associated Charities and that their services were not worth moie than $2.00
per day. The delegation replied that
in their opinion the Board was taking an advantage of the misfortune
of these men to offer them such a
wage, especially as the City of Vancouver was paying $3.00 per day of
eight hours. After both sides had
exchanged opinions on the matter the
delegation asked and advised the
Board not to take such mean advantage of the dire necessity of men in
the future as it was not in the interests of the city that economies of
that character should-be practiced.
\ flag would also be required for
"Dnminion Day" and the maple
should be introduced together with
some suggestion of the special custom of the country, such as snow
"Maple Tapping" could be graceful
and elegant or merely comical according to thc appearance and taste of
the wearer. A pretty frock for a girl
cnuld be of mauve to represent the
color of thc raw syrup, with wreath
decorations of fresh green maple
leaves, the pitcher and nails being
carried. The representative of "Tag
Day" would wear any "tags" named
after charities popular at the moment.
Any of these "days" can be oor-
trayed in other ways, but these few
suggestions will serve to give an idea
of the way to prepare for this interesting and novel form of amusement.
���as if some of the sadness had left
him, I had no talk with him. And
so I stood there a-lookin' off into
them uncharted seas after him, and
wonderin' why he had gone back.
After all, I thought, Chisholm must
of gone back on his bargain.
Well, the summer went by and the
next winter. And we cruised back
and forth and it was pretty nigh a
year afterward when we come to
Point Barrow one day. I went ashore
to do some business at the whalin'
station.    And there was Chisholm.
He was jest the same as ever, only
his beard was trimmed down and he
was more peaked and whiter. We
shook hands and we talked of this
and thet. And then I asked him about
the Eskimo, and what was wrong. He
shook his head.
"I'll tell ye," says he, "how it happened; and ye can size it up for yourself.    I kep' my bargain.
"When we left the ship, I took him
up Market Street; and he saw what
was big wonders to him. We went
to a big hotel and we stayed there.
Now at the beginning, he could not
keep his eyes off the bell boys and
the policemen. Ye see they wore
brass buttons. And it worried me
some, to see him a-watchin' them.
But it was all right. He seen men
a-tippin' them bell boys and he told
me about it���how people give them
tribute. And he seen the traffic squad
out there in the street; and he told
me how when one of them raised a
hand all men and horses and cars had
to stop.
"Well, later on come thc gold. Half
of what I had was his. 1 kept it for
him; but it was his and when he wanted gold I give it to him. He was
happy. He said that the yellow
charm���thet was what he called it���
was mightier than he had thought.
He used to tell me how he tested its
power and it never failed him. When
hc wanted anything he got it. Now
it was curious to see how well it did
work out, too���and how he took it.
He tried thet gold ir. a hundred queer
ways, accordin' to his savage idees,
and they all come right. And he begun to copy the white men. I managed to keep him away from whisky
by tellin' him it was a devil thet bewitched men, and so he did not go
wrong or get into trouble. And he
genuinely  lived  like a  rich  man.
"Many an evenin' I'd set down and
listen to his yarns of what he had
seen and what he had done, and it
was wonderful sometimes to hear
him. And it made me feel good to
know thet he was happy.
"But later on it begun to change.
He begun to get very quiet. . And
then I would find him a-settin' by
himself lookin' out of the window
acrost the roofs and sayin' nothin'.
And he got so he did not eat well,
and he seemed sad always.
"Then at last he told me what was
the matter. He had figgered it all
out to this: The white men had got
this yellow charm tbat give them all
the things thet they wanted. But to
get this here charm they had had to
barter one thing. And what do ye
think thet thing was? It was the open
places and the fresh cold air.
"And he  had bartered away them
did all
pant i��r
He was
And a,':
Anil I
things jest like the white men    ll *
a-killin' him.    He said so.
"Well, I felt sorry for him a"
tried tee cheer him up, and
I could to make things pit
him, But it was no use.
gettin' worse all the time,
last he asked me one day
he could trade back again,
see thet he was in earnest. So 1 sent
him down to the Nunivak, for it *'*
the day she was to sail. We show
hands and hc said thet if hc could if
back there into the North, ho wo*
be happy. For he had seen our po*"
and all; and he would rather have tM
When Chisholm told me thet I ""j
dcrstood it. But I did not umlersta"
why he was up here again.   Say! I
"What was it yc come for?
ye sick of the things down there m
he was; and did ye come back forfl
open piaces and the fresh air?"
"Me?" says lie,. "No; 1 come M
for jest a little more gold."���The Re
Book  Magazine.
It is freely admitted by many rJ'|
road men in Winnipeg that there ��y
bc an organized band of freight tj
robbers  operating  in  this and oil
large   Canadian   cities.    Some  ta���I
dian   Northern   officials,   who   ��
not consent to the use of their n��
suspect that a gang exists ami
say they have noticed peculiar ni
ings  on   cars   which  may  have    1
placed   there   for   a   sinister  Pur.p J
C.   Dewey,  General  Freight  A��^
for the Grand Trunk Pacific, dec"'
ssibte ;
to Pi
that  it  is  "absolutely  n"P��
a   railroad   company   even
best of spotting orgaiiizati""*
vent  stealing  from  freight  cat- Saturday, February 8, 1913
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571  Beatty Street
Imperial Theatre
Willi hi-., entire' English company,
Mi l.i * ia \\ allii conceded to lie
England's greatest romantic actor,
v, ill appear here al the Imperial
Theatre fi ir "tie- w., I. ci immencing
Monday, February 10, in a play made
famous ley him at  Iii-  I. Ion,  u,ng.
land,  The ati e,  " \   Marriage  of Con-
\ nee "    While'   M-     W aller    has
played a e-..npl. , ,t -, oi ��� ������> roles, iln
Comte .le' t ';��� ii iln ] ���-. the chic! character in this piece, fits him admirabl)
li i- ;i corned) bj Vl< > ander I tumas
with mi English adaptation bj Mr.
Sydney Grundy, li ti as in this pie i i
that Sir. Waller first appeared al 'I
Sandringham, in a royal command
pi i furmanci foi King I d ��������� ard und
Queen Alexandra, and their guests,
K inn and Queen of Xorvvay. Mr
Waller's leading woman, i- Miss
Madge 'I'iili 'raire, well knciu n both
in London and ilu- States.   Miss Titli.
rurri nt   week -   bill,
( Ild   Drur) "     1 his
el     .,111      Uf     lile        -I
f   England's
Mr.   Lewis   Waller.   England's   Great
est   Romantic  Actor,    in   "A   Mar
riage    of    Convenience,"    Imperial
Theatre,    one    week    commencing,
Monday,  Febuary 10.
erage is seen in the part of the Com-
tesse de Candale, a part perfectly
adapted to her talents.
"A Marriage of Convenience" is
really a flirtation on the part, nf husband anil wife, sparkling with effervescent wit, and with many lines that
will be remembered, taken home and
jotted down fen- your own future requirements. Two yieiniK persons are
married to each other by their parents in spite of the fact that they are
quite unknown t<��� each olher. lieith -
are in love with someone else, but
covering a periled of three days, the
woman falls in love with the man.
and then the man with the woman.
The play scintillates with wit and is
brilliancy itself. It tells a sweet
steiry nf olher days, and is absolutely
without preaching. .Aside from the
merit of the play, the distinguished
actor mi this occasion brings with
him a company of the very best
players. You will find "A Marriage of
Convenience" a play full of laughter,
���Sweet    N.ll   of
romantic  drama
famoUS    peri'.el-
i- git ni a  spli neliel presental	
itoi i 'harfes  11.    King    of
England,    and    \*ell    Gwynne,
orange    nirl    of    thc    Drur)     1. in
The ain', i- told in '"in acts rn' gatl - ���
in-  inten -t     Tin   Iii M  ai I   picturing
the  liny of Charles 11 and Xell in
front of thc Drur) Lane Theatn
rich in humor ami delicate in romi
Tin second act depicting Wil after
she has become the favorite of the
KiiiK and the popular actress of Lon-
I he third ai i show - the apartments "i the Lord Chiel Justice of
England, and thc lasl act i> in the
While hall   Palace.   All of these  ��l
.: - are maguific nt and painted
from pictures of ihe- originals. Isa-
' e i- as W!l Gwynne is dc
lightful anel gains new friends. All
ihe' company arc fine and the costumes  beautiful  and appropriate
N'exl week \e iii be offered one of
those I'i'.1. English - :i nil drama i tl I
an so | opular at this th atre. This
is "Hands Acre iss t he Sea," and was
prodttci tl al i In Drur)
Lane   I heatre,  Le mdon, ��lure- it  was
iti - success.    11 was \\ ri
by   I lenr)    Pettitt,   thai   w ell-ki
pi       right,     in ii      fit <     acts
and  eleven  -erne-     The  plol  i-  laid
in   three  countrii -.   England,   Frti
Australia.   '! hc plol le. gins i I
inti  il   i'i   .  farm in  N'ettle
Devonshire.    I In   si ci mil acl shifl    ti
!i.i  < ������ and e|. uicts many localities ill
that   city   among   others   the   Grand |
I Intel, and  Madame   \ alerie's gambling   , stablishmenl   �� ith  ils  atten
showi iu   the  gaming    tables  in   full
��� blasi  and  the  place  filled  with  habi-
! nn s      The   third   acl   will   shun      il
rapid succession  the "Bureau of  In--
liee'"  Paris, iln- exterior and  interioi
.ef the French prison, "I.a Rouquette."
The   scene then changes to ihe   deck
ni thc S.S, Australasian .en  the open
sea.    Th.   lasl  acl  '.ihe'- place in  the
harbor of Sydney, Australia.   A large
number  of  exlra  people  will  be   required in properly present this drama,
who will appear as  convicts, sailors
and gendarmes.    This  will  be a  .�����.r-
geous production and "Hands Across
the Sea" will rank among ihe' best at
this theatre.
Business  College
"The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded
Corner Main St. & 10th Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont  2075
The S. R. tl. sign was iini displayed
at the Avenue last Monday night, for
that is now declared illegal, but "Seelel
Out" might properly have been, for
every seat ill the lie eit-i* was eee-
cupied when the curtain went up. It
was the opening night <>f Mi--* Maude
Leone, the new leading lady of the
Lawrence.' Stuck Company and a
more enthusiastic greeting never welcomed an actress to the local stage.
Su demonstrative was the audience
thai Miss Leone could not proceed
with her lines and after several ineffective efforts, she advanced to the
footlights and very prettily expressed
her thanks for the cordiality of her!
greeting. Of her preformance of ihe'
famous role of "Penny O'Mara"
nothing but   praise' can be  said.
She showed her possession of lhe
qualities of an accomplished actress,
has a beautiful lace and figun���a
well modulated voice, an undeniable
taste in dress and possesses in a large
degree thai personal magnetism,
which enables her to get them over,
i"   usi    the   siane   vernacular.     Sin1
established herself in the k 1 graces
.it' In-r auditors at once, and the repeated and insistent curtain calls evidenced their pleasure iii her preformance.
While   .Miss   Leone  was   the  bright
particular star, every member of the
cast  acquitted   themselves   admirably
Del.  S.   Lawrence   was  as always  the
smooth,   finished   actor.   Alt   Layne
was thoroughly at  home in  the diff-1
ieult  rule of Archie   Phipps.   Howard
Russell   maele  much  of  the  compara
lively small part of Jack  Menjies and.
Edward  Lawrence was capital as iln.
eccentric  peer.  Lord    Crackenthorpe !
il   was     a     difficult     rule     cleverly
handled.     Mr.  Ancker  was  excellent
as   ilu-   butcher   at     llawklntrst.  and
Mr. Cornell acquitted himself well as
a valet.
Ethel Corley eliel her usual good
weirk as Lady Crackenthorpe and the
Mrs. O'Mara of Daisy D'Avra was
much tn the liking of her auditors
Dimple Kelieeii made a charming Millicent Keppel, she is fast becoming a
Minnie Townshend  in  the role of
Mrs.   Colquhoun   was   on   the   stage
hut   a   few   moments,   hut   made  ejtiin-}
a  hit���it  was a  capital  hit   of acting
Those wliu fail to see "All of a sud-
den  Peggy" at the Avenue" ihis weel
will miss one of the nieest  delightful
plays the local stage  has offered in ;
a   long   time.   At   the   time   of   this
writing  the  attraction   for   the   next
week   had   not   been   announced,   but .
it will be selected freun a list of late
and   notable   successes   which    Law-'
rence and Sandusky have secured for j
the entertainment of patrons.
e|<       *        *
Empress Theatre
One ni the most exquisite productions eef the season at  thc  Empress
Lawrence Crane, known <m beeth
continents as "The Irish Wizard."
will present "The De.ii of Mystery"
as the headline attraction at the <>r-
[ilieuin during the forthcoming week.
Mr. Crane has a company eif five people with him tn assist in setting the
stage fnr his monstrous act.
J. K. Emmet, sein nf the famous
actor, with Viola Crane will present
"A Seeuth Dakota Divorce" al the Or-
plieum next week.
A quartette of singers, every one of
whom is a soloist, will he heard to
advantage eluring tlie coming week.
Through the act there is a wholesome
lot eif comedy, and when these- entertainers finish the audience is usually
clamoring  for  more.
Morrissy ami Hanlon will contribute some original merriment ami
sprightly smigs toward the success
nf tin  coming week's bill.
Mamie Fleming, a clever comedi-
eiine. will he among ihe' prominent
performers, with her jolly manner
ainl infectious laugh.
The Three Cleirs will perform dar-
i  poles  ami  ladders  lul.
shoulders of om   of
ing    leal-    e
anced   irenn
Iheir  irntipe
Pantages  Theatre
Maybelle Day. the fascmati
widow,   beloved   'ei   all     lh
pus.   ami   iln-   four   well-groomed
��� ie    who   make   hn e   nr.iii-
��� '������_'!, i" -  tisfy tin' most criti-
''ii-  m thc
���'Rah. kali, Hoys," one of iln   feature
Pantages I The)
lie   house'   by   storm   w ill:   jin
"Airship"    finale.     The
set 'ii   Parisian   Violi i . deeidedlj   ���������
- .    women,   ami   instru
'i-i-   t.i  undoubti 'I   tale,ii   look
honor*.     The'   entire   bill   is   a
strong "rn. ami  packed  houses  testi-
i:   unlimited approval.
- ��� ne "i  'In   "Rah  Rah   Bi
i-  -.���!   .ai   tin   ' ampus   "i   l.'-iein-.e II
ersity,   ami   i-  as  near   ihe   real
enerj   can  be  maele-     Tin-
 -   savored   distinctly   of    the-
modern uni\ '.i sit). and all  tl     minor
e|e-'ail- w hich  ^f i I are
supplied. Thc last jeing number, "\
irip in my airship wiih me" shows
Miss   Day   swimming   far  "in   above
udie     ��� .   ���  singli   light beinj
-ally illumination  in  the  thei
The   Seven   Parisian     \'tei!.i-    are
tl)    gow in el.   ami   ha\ i    - mi
of the prettiesl  musical ai I
i'i   Vancouver.    The)
In  play  any  musical   instrument
calendar,   ami   any   kind   of
���;-  classics  i" mo  -
and pla)   iheni well.    Added t"
i-   the   ���  'ii' -   .' "i ten ha  ���   ���   cellenl
'   nig ami W illiams are hai 'i to de
li must bc adi
��� i- autiful. ii--'      i their v eiccs
ach thai ..I Caruso     I   ���
would   nol   I.,    envied   ley   the
n an,  Inn  w hen  n   comes  io
comedy Craig  ami  Williams  can  ex-
��� ���   ���  Mirt i- laughs to the   "iiii"'.-. ami
fi u   more.    'I he)   talk  to ami
t each  other a-  fast  a-   human  be-
I ilk, ai A ������'������ ir  -"in rrsaii"ii
i- screamingly funny,   Their jokes are
new, ami the way I I them over
i- inimitable.
' lolding ami Keating, who are   billed a- "Tin-  Long ami  Short  of  Van
deville,"   eh,   nol   bely     ihe-     billing
Claude   Golding  i    an  extremel)   tall
y.etmg   person,   ami   Mi--   Keeting   i-
\ try much  the opposite.    Th.- hii
'heir  ,-ni   was   lhe   Australian   "Larrikin"  dance,   w hich   i-   an  antipe
version ������< the- "Texas Tommy," wiih
a  i'e u  sensational  variations,     li  was
impi ssible i" stop iln- applause iniiil
they   hael   made   several  appearances
Man-   ami   Evans,   novelty   acrobatic
comedians, have a lol  of new  tricks
that are well worth seeing.
"The season's treat," is iln- way
Manager Pantages sums up the show
i" open ai the local theatre next
week-. Marling with Monday's man-
nee. The bill has two really extra.
ordinary features. The headline attraction will give Vancouver vaudeville liners a glimpse nf Hilly Reeves,
known as he original English "drunk,"
who will come here direct from London will an excellent supporting company In present his latest am! whal
is declared tei he his best offering "A
Lesson in Temperance." What Lawrence D'Orsay i- t" the legitimate,
Reeves i- lee the Knglish halls.
An unusual "strong man" acl will
In- presented by the four Regals, who
will give iheir sensational scenic nro-
elueiiein. "The- Armorers," in which a
number of feats will he- done iu the
way nf demonstrating strength that
are said 1" border "ii the impossible
The sketch this week will be
broughl forward in "The Phone
C.irl." a >iuart little playlet i" he done
I by  Jam-   Dara   ami   Company,    The
piece ha- won a i"i of favor 11 iiis far
Hver   the  circuit,  ami  i-   expected   i"
duplicate    previous    sticce     here'
Brown and   Foster are-  singers, dancers  and   I-- imedia i -     The   pair   has
some new- -- nigs and patti r thai
-���;:���.��� I., please  their audiences.
Haatingi & Gore    Phone Sey. 3907
To-ni��)il 8.1 5 Malinee S.I. 2.'5
- ���    ' '1 his   Week-
Sweet Nell of Old Drury
N'rxt   Week
Hands Across the Sea
Unequalled       Vaudeville       Means      Pantagei
SHOW STARTS--.2.45. 7.15. and l.lllp.
������ a  London
The   ' 'ei.-: lish "Itrunk"
Tl ���     Se-a-"n'-   Treat
5���Other   Big   Acts���5
ne house {'$��A of exits
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b.  10
The-   Irish   W izard   in
Law rence Crai       '       t Acl
��� . .   - | Al
Seen   of  the   Famous   Singer-Actor
4���Other Big S. & C. Acts���A
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Have   opened   up   new   and   up-to-date
Dental   Parlors in  the  William?  Block,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have installed all the latest and
best appliances, and are prepared to
Hive you the best there is in the dental
A     share     of     your     patronage     is     J
Gas    administered    for    the    painless
extraction   of   teeth.
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Phone   Sey.   3266   for   appointment
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Phone : Fraser 19
(Day or night)
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SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   8,   191?
Progressive Men and Firms who are making MAIN STREET
Greater Vancouver's Big Business Thoroughfare
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 1 m ���	
HAVING taken over the entire business, I take this opportunity to thank
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continue with same. As hitherto my
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finest quality of goods at the lowest
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Phone: Fairmont 1657
Lawson's Cash Grocery
Good things to eat. Best of provisions
at lowest prices
CORNER 32nd. and  MAIN ST.
Between   General   Brock   School   and   the
"Chinook"  Office
Try our Butter, Eggs, Cheese and Provisions.
For  quality,  these will  please you.
Orders   Solicited
Cor.   26th   AVE.   &   MAIN,   VANCOUVER
Concrete,  Cement  and  Sewer
Phone: Fair. 807        109 26th Ave. E.
4132   MAIN   STREET
Greater Vancouver  Specialists
R. G. Simm, Manager
Phone: Fair. 807 4132 Main St.
Real Estate, Loans, Insurance
4609 Main St. Phone: Fair. 7*83
General   Sheet   Metal  Workers
Furnaces   a   speciality���installed   by   experts.
Cornice,  skylights  and  roofing,  electric
signs   and   all   kinds   brass   and
copper fixtures
Cor. 27th Ave.  ft  Main St.,  South Vancouver
Phone:     Fairmont 2386
On none of the main arteries from
Burrard Inlet to the waters of the
Fraser river have such high hopes
heen built upon us that of Main
street. Those who first looked upon
this as being one of the future main
highways now see their hopes about
to be realized, and that much quicker
than they ever dreamt of. The great
expansion that will take place in Vancouver with thc development! of the
Canadian Northern will tend to throw
lhe trade southwards. Already business in this section of Alain street is
becoming conjested. Land is becoming so valuable that the retail business will be thrown more and more
southwards. We have instances of
this in the handsome blocks now
being built from Broadway to 25th
Avenue. Soon the time will come
when lhe city will reach out further
and further, and as the industries in���
crease along ihe North Arm so will
the buildings increase. Soon we will
see a nice block erected at the corner
of River road, then the old story will
he repeated, one building drawing
another till the stretches meet and
we have a continuous business street
from water to water. We consider
values nn Main sireet are high today,
bul in the near future, as these values
soar, we will wonder at ourselves for
nol   having  secured  a   good   location
while prices were reasonable,
That many astute business linns
foresee the trend of events, and are
making preparations fnr it, is only too
well known, We know of several
double Corners thai are held by prominent business linns ill Vancouver who
only wait the development to erect
handsome factories and warehouses.
Main street from its geographical
position will always dominate as the
main arlery. Entering the city at its
very heart and going along past what
will be the best business section to
reach that entrance, can we for a
moment doubt as to thc future of
Main  street,
5604 Main St. (41st Ave. & Main St.)
S.  Vancouver Phone:   Fraser  64
Cor. 50th Ave. & Main St.
For   First-Class  Provisions,   Flour,
Feed, etc.
Kitchen and Builders' Hardware, etc.
Cor. 51st Ave. & Main St.
Vancouver, B.C.
General Merchants
Stumping  Powder  Our  Specialty
Phone:     Fraser   100 46th  Ave.   &   Main
 Reeve ft Harding. Props.	
Always the best in Meats, Fish, Poultry,  Fruits and Vegetables at
MAIN  ST.   (Between 29th  ft  30th  Ave.)
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26th Ave. & Main St.
For   Everything  That's   New  in
Go to
Next   door   to   Temple   Theatre
Cor. 26th Ave. ft  Main St.
When   you   want   your
Get   them   done   by   a   man   that   has   learneel
his   trade
Boot    and    Shoemaker   and    Repairer
4524   MAIN   STREET
3851 Main Street
Phone:    Fairmont  1988
Cor. Bodwell and Main
Phone:    Fairmont   1544
Builders and Auctioneers
4258  Main  Street
Phone:     Fairmont   1492
Real Estate
Cor. 24th Ave. and Main St.
Phone:    Fairmont 2250
Real   Estate   and   Commission   Brokers
H.  N. Hallberg. Manager
Cor.   Main   8c   29th   Ave.       South   Vancouver
The Tirst Kiiicniacolor Theatre in
liritish Ciiliiinhia will be opened in
about twee weeks, occupying the spacious auilitiiriutii at the corner eif Granville and Dunsmulr streets. The Beating capacity of the   theatre exceeds
1.000,   the   seal*   being   tlu:   best   and
must    comfortable    obtainable.      A
special feature of the interior arrangement is the ventilating system,
to which special attention has been
paid. A very fine organ, thc- largest
on the Coast, will be installed and an
orchestra eif nine pieces under a leader nf experience and ability has been
engaged. The current events of the
world will he displayed in natural
colors on the kinemacolor screen. The
exterior of the theatre will be beautifully illuminated and within everything possible will be provided of an
instructive, historical, scientific or
amusing character.
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WHY not then put your work in the hands of the printer who
can give you neatness and attractiveness, and a general
tone of refinement which is to be found only in high-class
productions ?
With the aid of a latest model Linotype and Presses of the
highest grade we can produce work which comes up to the fullest
requirements of the printing art.
Our capacity ranges from the visiting card to the highest class
folder or catalogue.
Our staff embraces only thc most capable men in the
printing art.
We are prepared to turn out work at the shortest notice in
keeping with artistic printing.
We would be glad to have our representative call on you toi
talk over your printing problems. We know that we can save you
time and worry.
Printers' Ink widens
the world of every
business. If a business is worthy and
managed   well,
is the next great
factor in its success
4601 MAIN STREET (Cor. Thirtieth Ave.)        SOUTH VANCOUVER


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