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T A Half Million in 1917
Vol. I, No. 33
Price 5 cent*
Candidates Are Looming Up
For Municipal Elections
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Possibility That Fight For Reeveship May Be Three-cornered
Prospective Candidates in the Seven Ward*
There is a possibility that the fight
for the Reeveship in South Vancouver elections which will be held on
January IK next, may take on a three-
cornered turn. Reeve J. A. Kerr
and ex-Reeve W. A. Pound have
definitely announced that they are in
the field, and there is a rumor current that Mr. Jeihn Armstrong will
enter the contest. Mr. Armstrong is
a resident eif Ward VI. and while he
has not made a definite statement his
friends are confident that he will
consent  to  enter  the  lists.
For the position    of   Councillors
there will be a contest in each of the
seven wards. In Ward I, Councillor Robinson is out for another term
His supporters held a meeting last
week when arrangements in connection with his campaign were ma.iped
out. There promises to be quite a
spirited light in this ward as Mr. J.
J. Wilbers has been selected to oppose Mr. Robinson. Mr. Wilbers is
an old-timer in the Collingwood district, and several years ago served
on the Sclioeil Board of South Vancouver.
In Wanl II the lineup of prospective   candidates   is   not   yel   complete.
It is definitely announced that Councillor Frank Elliotl wil! retire this
year ihough his friends are deiing all
in their power to have him run feir
another term. There is a likelihood
that ex-Councillor John Dickenson
will   go   to   the   people   again   though
he has mit yet made a definite announcement on this score.
Two names are mentioned in ce>n-
nection with the qouncillorship foe
Ward   111,  Mr.  T.   McN'eish and   Mr.
Ralph Humphreys. There is a
chance that there will be one or two
either names added  tee the above.
Councilleir John Third and Mr. W.
A. Winram are the only two name*
mentioned in connection with the
light in Ward IV. There is a possibility that there may be others in lhe
field, but from the present outlook
it seems that Councillor Third and
Mr. Winram will be the only twee
men  to enter the field in  this Ward.
Councillor Thomas will have op.
position in Ward Five in the per V)ll
eef Mr. J. L. Grcenley. This shemld
resolve itself into a keen contest as
both are well known  in  that  Ward.
Another big tight is promised in
Ward VI, and there are now three
certain starters in the race there. Mr.
W. H. Day has been in the field for
senile time, and a few days age> Mr.
J. D. Millar announced himself as a
candidate. Mr. Millar is president
of the Ward VI Ratepayers' Asso-
ciation, and has large interests in
the wanl. Mr. R. Mcllride, who is
one of the best-known men ill that
ward will bc a candidate for the
Councillorship, having decided to run
for that office instead of feer the
While Councillor Campbell has not
announced his intentions as tee running again, there is a good chance
lhat he will be in the field once more.
Mr. R. Roden has been named as a
Candidate, SO the probabilities are lhat
there will be quite a light ill lhat
The nominations for the offices wil!
take place em January 13, with tlie
elections  on  January  IK.
Explains   that   His   Report   Must   be
Made to Government
Commissioner   Crehan   has    made
the following statement regarding tlie
publication of his report :
There seems to be an impression
among the ratepayers that my investigation is completed now that no
public sessions of thc enquiry are
being held. As a matter of fact, the
public part of the enquiry has entailed the least amount of work. We
are at present working on the tax
roll, which has required a good deal
of time and trouble; but 1 am pleased
to say the tax roll is beginning to
get into good shape, and the office
staff is now better able to cope with
the  work.
So far as the publication of my report is concerned, as Reeve Kerr
stated, I can only report to the government.
Ruth Morton Memorial Church
Rev. J. Willard Litch, B.A., pastor
��� if the Ruth Morton Memorial Church,
will speak on "Conflict and Con-
ejiiest" at the morning services on
Sunday. Topic for'the evening address will be "Gone, Another Year."
The ordinance of baptism will be administered during the evening service.
V    Ratepayers'    unanimously
Pledge Him Support
The Ward V Ratepayers' Progressive Association have adopted Councillor Thomas as candidate at the
coining election, and Messrs. J. D.
James and J. C. Campbell as candidates  for  school  trustees.
The association's new bylaws were
approved and adopted, and the following officers were elected for the
ensuing year: President, Mr. James
C. Campbell; Vice-president, Mr. C.
Manuel; secretary, Mr. F. Way; treasurer, Mr. A. Messenger; auditors,
Messrs. James and  Grout.
The adoption of a candidate for the
Reeveship was left over till the January meeting.
Kalenberg Hall Dance
The weekly dance at the Kalenberg Hall on Friday night of last
week was well attended, the prize
winners being ; First, Miss DcMac-
yer, Seymeuir Rooms, and Mr. W.
Young, 28th Avenue; second, Miss
Alexander. South Vancouver, and Mr.
J. H. Swallow, 526 Howe Street.
Vancouver. The judges were Mr. A.
R. Lewis, Mrs. Carlton, and Mrs.
Around the Municipal Hall
As there seems to be a dearth of
watch hospitals in South Vancouver,
iIle vagaries of the various timepieces
were no small annoyance to owners.
In the morning and at meal hours,
whether by the action of a sympathetic chord, or the pressure of a
mil pouch, several timepieces had
Ihe habit of going sleiw. This often
icd to disputes. The Council, tee show
their appreciation of the efforts of the
staff to keep good time and to remove all imputations as to the regularity of the variems timepieces,
have bought a clock for the Hall. By
ils dictation all time must now be regulated.
* *       *
At this season of the year when
peace and goodwill arc supposed to
reign everywhere, on; shows appreciation of their various relatives, friifld-s,
acquaintances, employes, by gifts.
From certain sources it is taken as
granted that gifts must be both given
and received. Under such circumstances it becomes more a duty than
a pleasure, but where one receives a
valuable gift from an unexpected
source, there is a feeling of pleasure,
of pride that neither tongue nor pen
can describe. Happiness and pleasure given to us by another are
epochs in our journey that we never
care to let slip from our memory.
* *    *
All members of the staff of employes of the Municipality were paid
the day before Christmas instead of
the 29th December. This enabled
everyone to purchase what Christmas
gifts and dainties they desired.
* ��ie       *
As the new police patrol wagon
was being put into the garage on its
arrival there was a telephone call that
there was trouble at Twenty-fifth and
Main Street. As a policeman wis
standing by at the time away sped
the car, and the record established
���or a quick answer to a call will stand
k long time before it is beaten.
In Scotland, the last meeting held
by a Council previous to an election
is termed the "Greeting Meeting,"
meaning the Councillors are shedding
tears at the thought of losing their
seats. At the "greeting meeting,"
those of the Councillors who stand
for re-election make a speech and
say that they hope to head the poll
and be back "in their old place again.
+    C   *
Christmas has coinc and gone. Another mark has been made on our
journey, when the debit and credit
smiles of Life's Ledger will bc made
up. The man or woman who at this
season of the year gave a quarter or
a dollar to relieve the wants of sonic
.me in need did more for the upraising of humanity than those who kept
tight purse strings and went to
night watch meetings, and prayed for
the coming of a new era for the dawn
of thc great millenium.
* *    *
While it is but natural that employees should not take too active a
part in thc public meetings of the
forthcoming.election, yet it is human
nature that they should take a keen
interest in all that goes on. Their
rights of citizenship has conferred
the vote upon them, and it is up to
them to use their vote as their conscience dictates. However in school
matters there are, and can be no restrictions to an employee giving his
opinion on any public platform. Next
year Mr. Whelpton requires good
practical men to assist him in the
building-up of the new schools, and
the ratepayers should see that in the
election of trustees that men with
good  knowledge  are  returned.
* *   *
To the new comer from the Old
Country South Vancouver presents a
strange contrast t-i a town of a similar size of 35,000 il habitants. In taking a walk in the forenoon along
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/  take  this  opportunity   of   wishing you  all  a   Happy   ana
Prosperous New  Year.
J.   A.   KERR,   Reeve of South Vancouver.
Plebiscite on Annexation
To Be Taken on January 18
Momentous Question Will Be Submitted at Time of Civic
Elections���Courts of  Revision.
Who will be a candidate for the Municipal Council in Ward VI
Matters Municipal
ihe Municipal Audit
To the Editor of "The Chihook":
Sir,��� In "The Province" or December 18 last, there appeared what purports tei be a statement made by
Municipal Clerk  Sprinford.
He states that some ratepayers are
under the impression that the audit
should be sent out broadcast em January 1. They do not consider that the
bank balances on December 31, must
be taken into account, and a statement
prepared and printed, which makes it
impossible to issue a statement on
January 1.
The latter part of his statement is
possibly correct, but why should we
have to wait until nomination day,
January  13?
In the hands of an efficient officer,
and an up-to-date department, run in
business methods, there is absolutely
no reason in my mind, why the statement should not be in the bands of
the ratepayers on the fourth or fifth
of the month. This woulil give the
candidates running for Municipal
heinors a chance of making themselves
acquainted with the finances of the
Municipality, and during Iheir candidature educate the taxpayers as lo the
exact position of affairs, ami possibly
awaken in them a desire lo take a
livelier interest in matters municipal.
Here is an opportunity for Reeve
Kerr to carry out the wishes of a large
number of ratepayers, and at the same
time establish a record for South Vancouver.���Yours, etc.,
South Vancouver, Dec. 26, 1912.
A Question for Candidates
To the Editor of "The Chinook":
Sir,���You might grant me space in
your valuable paper to ask tlie gentlemen who are running feir Reeve, why
they arc taking such a delight in running down South Vancouver. As far
as 1 understand, both gentlemen made
all their money here, then why do
they seek to give her a black eye?
Perhaps I am wrong, but as far as I
can see the whole matter is a real
estate gamble. Thanking you in anticipation.���Yours,  etc.,
Ferris Road, Dec. 24, 1912.
The Sewage Commission
To the Editor of "The Chinook":
Sir,���I noticed both in "The Province" and the "World" newspapers a
report of Engineer Lee submitted
to the commission appointed by Vancouver, South Vancouver, Burnaby
and Point Grey on the sewerage. As
I have only been here about a year I
don't know anything about this commission. I was at the meeting in
South Hill and heard ex-Reeve Pound
speak on the sewerage. Surely he was
trying to bluff the meeting when he
said South Vancouver would get sew-
A plebiscite on the proposed annexalieen of South Vancouver by tlu
City of Vancouver will be taken on
January   IK,  at   the   time  of  the  civiv
elections.     Such    was    decided    at
a meeting of the Council een Friday
last, when a bylaw tei that effect was
reael  a   third  time.
It was reported by Assesor West
lhat it would be impossible to bold
a eeetirt of revision for the Westminster Re.ad paving before the first
week in February, after the municipal elections, and it was resolved tee
h\ Friday, February 21, as the date
of the eeetirt, to bc held in the Municipal  Hall.
It was further resolved that the
Court of Revision for the voters' list
be held at the Municipal Hall on
Monday, January 13. be fixed for the
nominations for Reeve, Councillors
and School Trustees, the elections, if
necessary, to take place on Saturday.
January IK. with Mr. J. Ii. Springford as  returning officer,
The polling places were fixed as
follows : Ward I, Carleton Hall:
Warel II. Cedar Ce.ttage School;
Ward III. Tecumseh School; Ward
IV, corner eif Twenty-fifth Avenue
and Main Street; Ward V, Municipal Hall; Ward VI. Sexsmith School
(Ontario Streel I; Ward VII, North
Arm School, Fraser Avenue ami
River   Road.
A general polling booth feer ratepayers from any ward will be placed
at King Edward Streel and Main,
anil ratepayers of Wards VI anil
VII, may. if they wish, vote at the
Municipal  Hall.
Il was reseilved lei write to the
Hoard 'if School trustees asking that
the' schools in lhe municipality lie
available- fur meetings during the
period immediately before ihe elections,
The Warel V Ratepayers' Association wre.te asking that a Condensed
rep'Tt of the audit commissioner's
investigation De prepared and issued
before January 1. to a- t" be in thc
hands   eif   tin-   ratepayers   before   the
municipal elections.
Reeve Kerr stated that the- Ceiun-
cil had no authority over the Commissioner, who wa- appointed by thc
government, am! his report must bc
in the first instance presentee! to Ihe
government. lhe yearly audit rc-
peert nf the Council wouhl, heiwi^vcr,
bc ready for publication on nomination day.
The communication was 'entered
to be filed.
The Council agreed o. a recommendation of lhe chief eel peilice that
Constable Lee, of Collingwood, bc pro���
moted to the rank of acting-sergeant
Councillors Elli.ett and Thomas
were appointed a committee with the
chief eif police to select two men for
appointment as constables, and to>
bring in a recommendation to the
next meeting of the peilice committee.
Councillors Third and Theimas
were appointed as the representatives of the municipality "li the Council  'ef  the  Half-Million  League.
The repeirt of the Smith Vancouver branch eif the Victorian Order of
District Nurses was presented by the
secretary, ami mi the suggestion of
the chairman e.f the finance commit*
u-e it was agreed tbat the Victorian
Order bring in a request i" the next
meeting showing what money was
required eluring December, ami what
will be required i'>r January. It was
a!-" agreed that the- Council in future be supplied with a written repeirt nf the wurk e,i ilu nurses in the-
municipality each month, instead of
a verbal report.
erage quicker through being annexed.
Now anyone with common sense
knows that if there is a commission
neither Vancouver nor South Vancouver can move till these main
trunks are in. 1 have not maele up
my mind whether to veete feer annexation or incorporation as there are
a lot eif things I don't understand,
but 1 want to tell the candidates that
I do understand when a man wants
to try bluff. Along with many others,
1 have learned a good deal through
lhe papers, so cut out the rot abemt
the finances of South Vancouver and
give us exactly what will be the
benefits from incorporation or annexa- !
tion.��� Yours, etc.,
South  Hill, Dec. 21, 1912.
L. J. Bruce Secures Position on
Government  Staff
Principal L. J. Bruce, of the Van
lleirne School, having secured a position "ii the staff of Government Inspectors of Schools, has sent in his
resignation tei the South Vancouver
Board of School Trustees. The
resignation was accepted at a meeting of tlie board.
Chairman Whelpton saiil that
while regretting Mr. Bruce's resignation, the board was pleased In
think that one of their principals had
secured a position as government inspector.
Chairman Whelpton on behalf of
the bieard, welcomed Mr. McArthur
back tn thc board after a Iein~ illness.
Superintendent Mullett Makes Some
Water Superintendent Mnflett at
a meeting nf the water ceemmittecr
suggested the during of another welt
on the corner of Victoria Ruad and
44th Avenue, as they conhl not leiwer
the water in the present well, which
was a- goeed indication there was
plenty eef water on that particular
property. The approximate cost
we mill be $6,275. which would include tlie building and machinery.
Ile also suggested that the property
of the- C. P. R. be further developed
f.er water, as the Council must prej-
vide in seeme way fur the corning
To Medical Men
Circulars are shortly to be sent eiut
te- tlie various medical men practicing
in South Vanconuvcr asking their assistance in thc proposed hospital
scheme so that it may be brought to a
successful issue.
May Run for School Board
Announcement is made that Mr.
R C. Pierce will he one of the candidates for the office of Board of
School Trustees in the forthcoming
election. Mr. Pierce has taken a very
active interest in matters municipal
in   Warel   I   for  some  time.
The Reeveship of South Vancouver
To the Editor of "The Chinook":
Sir,���Several times 1 have seen my
name mentioned in the press as a candidate fir tlie Reeveship of South
Vancouver at the forth-coming elections, and in reply thereto, lor the
information of those interested, 1 beg
to state 1 have no present intention
of running for the Reeveship, as I
am not prepared tee bargain for support, on the usual lines followed in
South Vancouver for this office.
However. 1 may say. I intend to offer my services to the ratepayers of
Ward VI. ami if elected I am prepared to give my time to the work. I
will support annexation on a reasonable business basis, the opening and
rough grading of all mads and lanes
in the municipality, the permanent
pavement of trunk roads, and other
matters of general interest tei ratepayers.
South  Vancouver,   Dec.   16,   1912.
Westminster Road Paving
Mr. Nelson May Run
There is a probability that Mr.
James Nelson will stand for a place
on the School Board. Mr. Nelson is
a resident of Collingwood, and his
friends have waited upem him requesting him to stand for the office.
Mr. Nelson has not yet given a defii-
nite answer.
Thank You
To the Editor of "The Chinook":
Sir,���Of your issue of last week
you ought to feel pride. I am pleased
to think South Vancouver can turn
out such a piece of art. I wish your
paper every success. Though I am
a subscriber to your paper, I will
now do all I can to help you. It is
up to thc people of South Vancouver
to encourage such a good newspaper.
���Y'ours. etc.,
27th Avenue East, Dec. 23, 1912.
Tei  the  Editor  of "The  Chinook" :
Sir.��� Being extensively interested
ill property in this section, I have
naturally watched with a great ileal
of interest the controversy Upon the
different feirms of pavement that
have been aelvocated feir the Westminster   Roael.
As a result of the arguments advanced I have taken upon myself to
thoroughly investigate their merits.
Therefore 1 take much pleasure in
publishing through yeiur columns the
opinions of seeuic of the most prominent municipal engineers of cities of
Canada and thc l'nited States.
Engineer J. T. Child, .ef Calgary,
says lhe wood block has the advantage of being easily taken up and re-
plaeeel, whieh is a consideration in a
new town where mains, etc., have to
be laid, iu many cases as an after-
Felix A. Norden, engineer of the
City of Chicago, is on record as saying, "Wc have paved some of our
down-town streets, upon which there
is heavier traffic, wilh creosoted woeid
blocks, and so far this pavement has
given   entire  satisfaction."
Street Commissioner J. C. Travilla.
of St. Louis, states : "As to the durability of this pavement compared with
creosoted wood block. I do not hesitate to state that wood block is more
scrvicablc. and has a longer life than
than any other paving material that I
know of. Our experience with wood
block pavement has been extremely
satisfactory, and they are favorably
commented upon by everyone who
drives over them."
Ellis R. Dutton, Assistant City Engineer of the City .of Minneapolis
says : "In reply, would say that we
have not used either of the classes
of pavements that vou mention. Most
of our pavements are of creosoted
wood block, which we have found
satisfactory, and consider it the best
pavement that can be laid today."
From Pittsburgh, Pa., Superintend
ent of the Bureau of Construction^
N. S. Sprague, states that they arc
prohibited by law from laying any-
patented pavements, but have. how-
evcr, used considerable creosoted
wood bleick pavements, ami this coming year will contract for quire a
large- amount of pavements of this.
type. The wood block pavement is-
for heavy traffic and ilat grades "here
the element of noise must be con-
sielered. It is the meist durable of
of any eif the pavements which yon
mention, but like the eeth.-rs, judgment
must be exercised in the selection of
the street upon which it is proposed
to use it."
George W. Tills, .n. Chief Engineer of New York City, states the same
conditions exist regarding patented
pavements as in Pittsburgh, and goes
on to say that wood block has been
in use here feer seven years on heavy;
trrffic streets with practically no- repairs, and 1 believe, will last for tern
or twelve years at least on medium
traffic  streets without  repairs;"'
Joshua Atwood, Chief Engineer of
Boston, Mass., says : "As to thc
durability of these pavements compared with the creosoted wood blocks
used on our streets, I would say that
none of them has been laid as longs
as some of our wood bleick pavements
laid in 190(1 and 1901. and subjected!
to heavy trucking traffic: Tests rradt
after ten years in thai city show a
decrease in depth of the blocks. at
one-half inch. We are well satisfied with thc wood block pavement
that has been laid here."
During September and October,
1909. Aids. Crowe and MacMillan, and
Mr. Clements, a committee appointed
to visit the big cities of the United
States, reported in part as follows;::
"For streets in the business section
not exceeding three per cent, grades,,
we consider that a pavement constructed of wood blocks of the large-
size, on concrete foundation, has more-
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IN D. L. 94
We  can   sh.ew  you  the   most   charming   s ,-nery  in  the   whole  of
Greater Vancouver, and the best hind. Tins beautiful spot is m..st
easily reached by wav of the U.C.E.R. to Royal mik Station, then
up Royal Oak Road to Deer Lake Road, thence east. A most excellent way of returning is by way ol our new great road that runs
through from the Westminster Roael. just east of the Royal Oak
Hotel, tej Deer Lake Road, Thi* way you will be able to see all
around and through and ihrough I). L. 94, and be able to appreciate
what very beautiful homesites it offers. You will find that the view
o\er Deer Lake-. Burnaby Lake-, anel fe.r miles beyond is unparalleleel.
We are selling hen FULL QUARTER ACRES at $650 and $700, on
very easy terms eif $50 CASH and $10 A MONTH. Long before this
can be paid for, values will double, at the rate improvements arc going
on in this district. This ntw re .ail alone, which has cost us an immense sum, has increased the value Immensely; but, for the moment,
we have not put prices up, though this is in contemplation. A day
here will be well spent, and you will be aide to appreciate that many
of the best things in *he world are right under your nose. We can
give you maps, plans md other details, and it will bc a pleasure for
us to do so.
Phone: Sey. 2873
Phone : Bay. 586
510 Pender Street West
Kitsilano  Office���Fourth and Larch
lla\e  helped  sun-kissed   Burnaby  and  South  Vancouver
develop from virgin forest into busy districts of homes.
They believe Burnaby possesses all the factors necessary
tei make her one day the hub of the peninsula.
Dominion Trust Block,
341  Cambie Street
Edmonds Station,
Phone 1038
Edmonds, B. C.
I have the exclusive sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to statics.   $1,000 each; on good terms.   See me about them.
6l/i   acres in  Edmonds district,  near  Power  House  and facing  on Vancouver
Road.     All   cleared.     Price   $16,000.00.   $5,000.00   cash;   balance   6,   12,   18,   and   24
PHONE  1024
Acre Blocks in NORTH BURNABY
Just the Place to Build Your Home
���Had a longing for freedom?
���Wished you had room to turn round?
���Wtvnttd a  playground���at  home���for  the kiddies?
You probably pass fine homes daily, with large attractive grounds,
and envy the owners' "good fortune."
Vet what was their "good fortune?" They did what you sh"iilel
now do.
They Looked Ahead
Saw  how  land  values  wouhl  rise,  and  that  buildings   would  soon
surround them,
1 have a few blocks in North Burnaby (each block the size of
8 City lots'), with sidewalks, water, electric light, telephone and a
good street. There will be a carline on both sides of this property
in the near future, so prices will never be lower.
At present, one of these blocks will cost you what you would
have to pay for an ordinary 33ft. lot on the outskirts of the City.
'Phone, write, or call and make arrangements to let me show
this property.
537 Pender St. W., Vancouver        Phone : Sey. 6315
)��'  ye HI
The Settlers' Association of B. C.
Phone : 664
Applications invited for Homesites, Investments, Loans,  Mortgages
Auction Sales Conducted
Property for sale on  easy terms
Hall, fully equipped, to rent for Concerts, Dances, Meetings
(jONNie Banks**
"Brixton Burglary"
The  first   re.el  threatrical  perform.
     I n lie- held ill  iln    l'eUIIKlli.v'1'llblic
Hall was held un Tuesday evening
last, when ihe Si. George's Amateur
Dramatic Society presented Fredrick
VV. Sidney's farcical contedy'"Brix-
i..n Burglary" under iln auspices e.i
tin- Burnaby Branch of tin- victgrian
Order of Nurtes. Tin- ipadobs hall
was comfortably filled by a wry re-.
presentative audience, win. had heard
| of ihe good work "f this company,
Il   would be unfair lee make special
mention of any one "i ihe cast as
each  member carried out  their pan
with   lhe   ease   anil   grace   of   a   pfO-
��� fessional.    Before  the    performance
began,   and   during   the   interval   be-
, tween   the   acts   bIx     dainty    little
Misses   in   while,   wearing   lhe   badge
I eif ihe  Victorian  Order  sieiei  homemade candy tu the evident relish  "f
I the   audience,  anel  as   a   result   some
]$15 was added i(e the exchequer of
I lhe   tinier.     The   ladies     expect     lo
clear   ;il>�� >nt   $100   from   the   concert.
| Word   has   been   received   from     the
headquarters at Ottawa that a nurse
lis now "li her way here-, and  will ar-
i live in  a  few days;      Another    will
j leave   early   ill   the   New   Year,   when
the Burnaby Branch will undoubtedly be abb- tee meet any demands made
Uliiin them for the services of these
angels of mercy.
.i spirited ballot Councillor Wayiu
was declared tin- choice, he having
the lafjTsl number >ei wBtet. Hour*
ever In- will have i" light f.er ii as
Mr. Jas Murray, who wd( a runner-
up in the batlotfttj! ffhtfoflheed lb.it" h.
would��be a candidate al any rate-
Twee candidates (eer the vacant posiJ
liun-  i.n  Ilu-  Sell..eel   II..aril  were .'in
ueiuiiced.   Thev an- Mr. Donald Ross
and Mi. Um. Russell.
Box 556, New Westminster
or Edmonds, B. C.
One acre close to Cut Off, $2000.    Easy terms
Opposite Power House : Lots 50x120. 54 cash; 6, 12, 18, 24 mths. $525
Another $450.   $100 cash; $10 per month
Burnaby Municipal Politics
The candidates for Municipal
honors for the coming year are gradually getting into line. On Tuesday
evening last meetings were held by
the East Burnaljy Progressiva Ratepayers' Association and Ward VI
Ratepayers' Association.    -
At East Burnaby ihe Foresters'
Hall was taxed t'i its limit with ratepayers who came 1" hear the report
uf Councillor Madill and others who
were 1" be Candidates, and then to
-elect candidates for the Reeveship
and Council. Chairman Kerr first
called upon Councillor Madill tei give
an account of his stewardship. He
quoted many ligures t'i show the
amount of Improvements he had secured feer Ward 111. He gave ligures
showing the rapid growth "f the
.Municipality, slating that the population had now reached the 15,000
mark. The chairman Ihen called
upon Mr. B. n. Walker. Mr. Walker
stated that he had been invited t.e
attend as a candidate feer the Reeveship, and was delighted on this, his
lirst appearance in this capacity to
tei see the interest taken by the electors. In order that he would not bc
misrepresented he wished to read the
following conditions upon which he
accepted lhe nomination, and the
policy he intended tei pursue in' the
campaign ami in Council should he
be elected.
In accepting the numerous requisitions presented tu nie with reference to my becoming a candidate for
the Reeveship of Burnaby 1 desire
to make lhe followin statement as
the ground uf my acceptance.
1. The contest will be conducted
on my pari in a dignified businesslike manner, free from all reference
lo whoever else may in the field.
There will be on my part, an entire
freedom   from  personality.
2. 1 intend to hold certain meetings fur my suppurters who may desire tei hear me, but I dp not intend
10 lake pari in any joint meetings
whatever, as I regarel them as useless ami unconvincing.
3. I am a supporter of lhe progressive policy initiated and maintained ley Reeve Weart in so able a manner during lhe past two years.
4. I shall look with confidence to
those gentlemen win. have supported,
rn- who may support my candidature,
iu use every effort anil i'e exert every
influence necessar) t" endeavor t"
place nie al the head tti the pull.
5. Me  greiiind  fur  appealing   tu  the
ratepayers fur tin- bestowal ol the
highest honor in their gift i�� solely
l,;i-.'d  upon my work  during  thi- past
eight yens in developing and maintaining lhe pre-eminence- uf Burna-
bj among ihe municipalities eef British Columbia, ami upon me pther
ground whatever*.
The watet now used was procured
through tin- pe-rs..mil effort of Mr.
Walker, he having secured ihe- water
rights feer the Municipality from Sey-
iii. .111- (.'reek before any of the others
began  thinking eef a   Municipal  water
lystem.    li was chiefly through his
labeers  that a large  percentage eif the
property holders around Burnaby
Lake anil Still Creek had petitioned
lhe Council tee hiwcr the lake and
dredge the bottom of it. thus retaining a large amount of land that is
iiuw a mark and at the same time
make Burnaby Lake suitable for
pleasure launches. He then took up
the matter of the Joint Harbor Committee, of which he is chairman, and
stated that the bill authorizing the
appointment eif a Harbor Commission
for the Xorth Arm of tbe rrascr was
prepared and ready for presentation
to the House of Commons as soon as
they reassemble after the holidays.
.Mr. A. V. McPherson, candidate
feir Council for Ward II then advanced his policy and platform, and
Mr. T. P. Morrison, a member of the
School Board gave a summary of the
vein's work of this body. The chairman then asked if they wished to
hear any other candidates, but was
requested to proceed with nominations. Mr. Walker received tbe un-
animous nomination for the Reeveship and ex-Councillor T. D. Coldicutt received a majority over Councillor Madill and Mr. Peck for the
position uf Councillor for Ward III.
Mr. Coldicutt then came forward
and received an ovation from the audience. In a strong fighting speech
he denounced what he termed "The
Vancouver Ring," and announced
that he would support Mr. Walker
and his "llurnaby Policy" in opposition  to the "Vancouver  Policy."
The Ward VI ratepayers did not
teeuch the Reeveship. but took a vote
on candidates for Councillor.    After
��� in Thursday evening the Kate-
payers' Association met anil e-neleei-s.
ed the candidature of Mr. I). C. Me-
Gregor for the Keen ship ami Cenin-
clllor McDonald was again the chuice
at Councillor feer Wanl V. It was
decided not tei endorse any candidates for Ward 1V at present. This
matter will be taken up al a later
Mr.   IluIdem     reported     that     they
wcre making excellent progress with
the proposeel nieitorbuss proposition.
Pledges t.i the extent of $3.(100 had
been secured anil they intended approaching lhe Council tu ask them
lo make necessary repairs along thermite, At Edmonds on Priday night
Mr. W. S. Ruse' was nominated for
the peisiti.ni uf School Trustee. A
large number uf ratepayers and several uf the candidates fe.r Council delivered speeches. Mr. S. Stride was
the unanimous chuice fe.r Councillor
fen- Ward I. Delegations were present
from North Bdrnaby anil Warel VI
Ratepayers' Associations, and it was
decided to shortly call a meeting iu
the llurnaby Public Hall at which
the three candidates fur ihe Reeveship, Messrs. McGregor, Walker ami
Patterson will be asked tu speak.
Board of Trade
There was a very large number e.f
the members of the Hoard eif Trade
present last Wednesday evening and
several important matters were discussed. The committee that had
charge of the ball reported that as a
social function and as commercial enterprise the ball was an unqualified
success. Il was also decided to make
this ball an annual affair. Secretary
Coldicutt reported for committee appointed to interview thc B. C. Ii. R,
with regard to the service on the Cut
Off, agent al Edmonds and also
light rates. He staled that the joint
committee of the Council, Board of
Trade and Edmonds Ratepayers' Association had arranged to meet the
officials of thc company, but that the
Cut Off had been put into operation
just at this period and they thought
it advisable to wait and see how the
present arrangement would  work.
Several suggestions were made of
possibly better service, and it was decided to add the name of Mr. D. C.
Patterson to- the committee from the
Board and ask this joint committee
to arrange for a conference with thc
company as soon as possible.
.Mr. A. Scott, manager of the Burnaby Lumber Company brought up
thc matter of excessive freight rales,
and also unnecessary delays in transshipping from the G. X. R. tee the
B. C. E. R. A committee consisting
of Messrs. Scott, Rose, Coldicutt,
Patterson anil McCurragh was appointed to take this matter up with
the Great Northern Railway, ami if
necessary to assist Mr. Scott in placing the matter before the Railway
Commission! Other important matters dealt with were the requesting
of thc Cottncil to introduce a bylaw
dealing with the adulteration of funds
anil also regarding weights anil
measures. That the Council purchase necessary sites feir lire halls
such adequate halls and equip them
with an up-tee elate apparatus was alto recommended to ihe Council mi
motion   eef   Messrs,   McPherson   and
The inadequate post&l facilities of
several hee-al eitl'iee-s were discussed,
and a  committee appoiuted  id con.
ler   wiih   the   Inspector ��� of   Post   Of.
Picture Postals as Puzzles
Children who like to have something
on hand to entertain their friends
whenever several of them come in to
spend a mfornltrg or aflenioon with
them can make a variation on the
popular picture puzzles with picture
postal cards. A good deal of fun can
be had with these cards and quits a
contest may bc made of trying to see
who can put together the most pictures.
Ptom a dee/en tee twenty picture
postals should be used, all different
of course. They must bc cut up into
pieces of various sizes and many intricate shapes. All the pieces are put
into one box and thoroughly mixed
up. The best way to cut them is to
mark with a pencil one back of thc
postal the shapes in which you want
thc pieces and cut by these lines. The
more shapes you can think of for
your pieces the better, but it is well
to repeat the different shapes several
times on different cards. That will
increase the difficulty of putting the
cards together.
When several persons are going to
work over them at once, it is best to
spread thc pieces out on a table. If
left in the box they are more likely
to be broken by handling and, once
made, these cards can be used many
times if they are not used roughly.
They make a specially good amusement for a day that is either too hot
or too rainy for outdoor sports.
'Why  docs  Miss  Schrcvchc,   close
here eyes when she.sings?"
"Perhaps she has a tender heart."
.   "I   don't   quite  understand.*'
"Maybe  she  can't bear  to see ItC'V
wc suffer."
One  way  to  compliment  a  pretty
girl is io call her sensible.
There .are lots of people in the
world who pose of paragons of purity who would hate to see some man
invent a  mind-reading machine.
North Burnaby  Acres
"liny acreage near a growing City," was James J.
.Hill's advice when asked what lie considered tlie best
and safest form of investment.
North BuFnaHy acreage is undoubtedly the best Investment close to tlie growing City of Vancouver.
We own sonic of the very choicest Acreage in
North liiiriiaby, and will ,<ell same in blocks of from
five-sixths of an acre to one ami a half acre.
It is Impossible to enumerate here the many reasons
why. this property is a gilt-edge investment. We may
say, however, that our prices are not a dollar higher
than you would have to pay per acre for 40-acre
blocks, and wc give you 3 years in which to pay.
Call on us for further information.
Latimer, Ney & McTavish
419 Pender Street W.
Exchange Building
Coldicutt   Block,   4th   Ave.   and  6th   St.
If it ia in  East   Burnaby,    we can sell it lor you
Telephone 719
East  Burnaby,   B.  C
Fraser & MacLean,
Vancouver, B. C.
Highland   Park   Acreage
We have a number of SMALL ACREAGE PARCELS on and
near the new cut-off line of the B. C. Electric Railway.
1 acre, just off Railway, $2100; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
1% acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
E.   W.  MacLEAN   LTD.
142 Hastings West
"'Twas the Night before
Christmas "���
It will not be long until wc all can say it without quotation. The
question now is, have you started to buy your New Year's Groceries, have yem visited enir store? Yuu will find that K'end groceries
very reasonably priced are here.
FREMONT GRAPE JUICE   pint bottle 25c
LIBBY'S MINCE MEAT  per lb. 20c
CHOICE LAYER FIGS  per lb. 20c
STOWKR'S LIME JUICE   bottle 35c
MARASQU1N  CHERRIES       jar 25c
F. & M. SPECIAL BRAND COFFEE per lb. 4*���>
New Raisins, Dates, Currants, Peels, Nuts, Spices.
26th Avenue and Main
Phone:   Fairmont 784
Heaters for the Winter
The cool long nights are nearly here.    We have a complete line
of heaters.
The shooting season is on.   You don't need to go lo the Cily to buy
your ammunition.   See us.
CD       CC ADIUCV     Formerly Manitoba
���    Di    rLMrVliCT Hardware Co.
Repairt my Specialty
25th and Main, next City Heights P. O.
Cambie Street will eventually become the leading thoroughfare between the Noi
Arm and  Burrard Inlet, and today there is no better investment on the market.    A
brief study of the map should convince you that our statement is correct.    We have
a few choice lots on Cambie Street facing West.
Price $1625 each;   icash;   balance 6-12-18-24 months
These  are between  Sixty-sixth  Avenue  and  River  Road.    We have  also  a  few
choice homesites from $500  each,  that are worth investigating.
Phone : Coll. 18 Branch : Cor. River Rd. and Ash St.
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Specialties :   Player   Pianos,    Repairs,    Ton.
Phone :    Fairmont 1125
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Phone : Fraser 19
(Day or night) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, I'M
A Gift of & piece of Diamond Jewellery sei with one <n' more <>t our First
Quality Perfect Steel Blue White First Rivers Diamonds will make the holiday
season very much happier.   Buy one today^   There is still time.
Our Watch, Cluck, Jewellery, Silverware and Cut Glass Departments stocked
with a magnificent assortment of useful and artistic Christinas Ciifls.
Special Discounts of 25 to 50 per cent, during our Removal Sale
McMILLAN, the Diamond Specialist
541 Hastings Street West Next Door to Spencer's  Ltd.
Commencing fanuary 2, We will he at our new location, 566 Granville  Street
Every Clothier
Sella Them
We Build Overalls
Made in Vancouver in a UNION shop.    Every
working man in Greater Vancouver should equip himself with Whale Brand garments.   They are built for
wear and tear.
A. WADDINGTON -:- 22 Water Street
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western  Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thorne  Metal  Store   Front  Bars,   Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Fraser Bros. & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
W'e also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed'
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
It contains the choicest Residential and Business
Property on the Peninsula
Is the heart of this thriving Municipality. We have
been established here since 1905, and invite correspondence regarding investments. We can place
money on first mortgage at 8 per cent., and transact
all financial business.
References ;
Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, B. C.
Bank of Vancouver, Collingwood, B. C.
The Workers' Page
Edited by J. W, Wilkinson, tee
whom   all   COllllllllllic.'ltiiellS   slleeulll
be  addressed,   Riieim   210,   Labor
Temple, Vancouver, B. C.
ai lisu ��nl be tji en in tin- spring with
a view 1,, bringing ifie carpenters
H'agef more into line wiih the price
d{ living in Vancouver.
* *   *
Mr. Robert Foster, thi pn ��ident of
lhe coal miners of Vancouver Island
w;e^ mi Vancouver laal week, and itai
rd that ihe international office "i Hie
1 mi, el Mine WorUoi - nf America is
now financing the -trike on th�� I
land, and that although man) of tinmen are being turned oul oi their
houses, thi:- action has only furthei
company, thi* action has only further
embittered th�� men nuel they Me
standing firm.
+   ss   *
In the election* der-the Storthing,
the Norwegian Socialists have gained
thirteen ueati from the Liberals, the
party in power, who have slso loil
twenty-eight seats te> the Radicals.
The total number eef Socialists now in
the Norwegian Parliament is twenty-
* ��   *
There is a mass of seething unrest
among the miners in the Old Country,
which is gradually breaking through
the surface. One of the chief causes
of the trouble is the difficult problem
nf the non-union man. It is anticipated that during the next few weeks
the non-union men employed at the
Pendlebury pits will have joined the
Lancashire     anil     Cheshire     Miners'
federation, but the whole of them
are required to join if a strike of the
union men is to be prevented. Notices
have been sent to the owners of pits
in   Pendlebury,  that  the union  inen|
will   cease  work   in   fourteen  days  if
the non-union   men    do   not   join.
Similar action is to be taken in Smith
Wales by the anthracite miners, where
notices are to be tendered at six collieries where four thousand five hundred   miners  are   employed.
e(e        ef        *
Glasgow is cnjeiying three strikes
at once. Fifteen hundred electricians
employed in the shipyards are still
out. Between three hundred and tout
hundred girls employed in the cotton
mills nf Messrs. Grant and Sons Lid.
are i'lit, while a hundred pottery workers ft-eem Messrs. Cochran and Fleming are on strike for an increase of
From advices received freun various
parts of the province, there is general
dissatisfaction at the personnel of the
Lalieer Commission as recently ap-
pointed by Premier McBride, This
commission is largely due to the efforts uf the 1!. C. Federation of Labor,
which lias made numerous represents-1 The United Brotherhood of Carpen-
tions to the Government regarding ters and Joiners held a giant social and
the industrial status of the workers of Ljance at  New   Westminster on  the
the province. After the last conveii
tion eif the federation, which took
place in Victoria last January, the executive of that body appeared before
I the cabinet, with a list of demands
having for their object the improvement of the conditions under which
the workers of Hritish Columbia earn
their bread. They were assured hy
Premier McBride, on behalf of the
Government, that their requests
would receive "careful consideration."
Later the Federation was notified that
the whole of these matters would be
ubmitted to a Royal Commission,
vhich the Premier was tee appoint.
The Federatieeii immediately asked
thai one or more of its members
shouhl he included in that Connnis-
n. This was very natural, considering that they make a continual and
special study of working class problems, and if Premier McBride is genuine in his desire lee inquire into these
matters he should be glad lei avail
himself of lhe specialized knowledge
f such man. By many it is regarded thai the commission is a farce insofar as its membership is concerned,
whilst il is little slieirl of a tragedy
Conisdering the fact that its findings
will he very closely associated with
the very life and death eif the workers of British Columbia, There is not
one member of the commission wine
has lhe enilorsation or approval of the
organized labor movement of the province.
*   *   *
Mr. Alphonsc Verville, the Labor
member in the Dominion Parliament.
intends  i" again  introduce  into the
House a hill providing for an eight-
lieinr elay <>ii all public works. The
Government is never tired ol point,
ing eeui ihe superiority "f Canadian
methods over those "I lhe' Americans,
and since the eight-hour elay his be.
come law in the Stales, this  w ill hi' a
good chance- for ilu- Government to
-lie.\v  whether  they are  iii  came si   ol
e>       *       e��
The amount collected hy ilu- I'., C.
Federation for I,alien- for tin- striking miners  "I   Vancouver   Island now
totals over $600, and money is -till
coining  in.
+    *    *
The effect of ihe (rouble in the
halibut fishing industry is, that all
iln- men engaged in that weirk. anil in
fishing generally, are now holding
organization meetings at the Labor
Temple. The halibut fishermen have
heen refused the half-cent per pound
rise which they asked for. There is
no sign of settlement yet, but there
is every likelihood eif a serious shortage of halibut this winter.
Financial and Estate Agents Fire, Insurance and Loans
317 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B. C. Collingwood East, B. C.
11th inst. The Oddfellows' Hall was
packed anil a great lime was spent
ley all, including a big party which
went from Vancouver feer Ihe function.
e|e        *        *
It is announced by Mr. W. Churchill,
First Lord eef the British Admiralty,
that Increases in wages will he paid
t.e seamen anil olhers ill lhe navy
after the new year, and also that sume
of the degrading and childish fierms
of punishment for breaches of discipline will he abolished,
||l     *     *
Mr. Sidney Webb, .the well-known
writer on social questions, speaking
at   Ruskin   House,   Creiyden,   recently
saiel, "Parliament arians were so husy
lhat they seemed to have little time
to remedy lhe gross evils under which
the greal mass of the people ill town
anil country lived. Of the fifteen to
sixteen million wage earners in Greal
Britain, only three millieins were in
trade unions, and most of them were
loo downtrodden to combine effee-
tively in any union,"
+     +     *
The conference of the British Labor
Party meets in London een January
29th next. A resolution freem the
Bristol Labor Representation Com-
mitiee- io he presented at tin- confer.
ence- reads as follows:   "Any member
of an affiliated organizati  on being elected to the House of Com.
nieins, as a member '��f tin- Parliamentary Lalieer Party, shall he- prohibited
from   holding   an   office   of   any   kind
that prevents his regular attendance
at thc House of Commons, or interfiles wiih tin- effective discharge of
his parliamentary duties." This is to
prevent Labor members holding of.
liit- as ilu- secretaries "i unions., or
other like- offices,
*   *   *
The local tilelayers report thai trade
prospects  for  ile-  nexl   tow   months
an good, anil all members are working. Us., ihat they Intend to hold
a smoking concert in the- near future.
+   *   *
'lhe- French General Federation of
Labor is attempting to organize a one
day general strike against war. The
oiiler Issued reads, "Only by the complete- cessation e.f lhe means of production ami locomotive am! weirk of
all kinds, can Labor strikingly de.
monstrate its firm determination   t ��� >
refuse co-operatieeii with lhe work of
death which is contrary to the ideas I
of preigress and humanity." The ideal
is. to discover if it is possible to use
the general strike in the interests of
internalion.il peace, and if it is successful, it will do more to kill the
secret scheming of the chancellories
of Europe than anything else.
The marble cutters helpers have
just been on strike, supported by the
Marble Cutters' Union, for a rise in
wages from $3.00 to $3.50 per day of
eight hours. They have secured the
rise, and are now back at work again.
A mass meeting of carpenters was
held ill thc Labor Temple on December 12, at which the question of a rise
in wages next spring was the principal item under discussion. The average wage of a carpenter in Vancouver works out at about $17 per week
the year round, if he is lucky enough
to get fairly steady employment. He
has to furnish and maintain a very
expensive equipment of tools, and
loses a lot of time in the winter owing to bad weather���also a lot of
tools owing to had men. It was
pointed out at thc meeting, that five
years agei in 1907���the carpenters were
getting four dollars and a quarter per
elay eif eight hours, which is the wage
they arc getting now. Meanwhile the
price of living has gone up forty per
cent., which means that the wages of
carpenters have gone down forty per
cent, during the last five years. The
meeting was a large one, and the
question was discussed from every
point of view, and it is likely that some
A strong agitation is being conducted in New Westminster with the object of holding the 1914 convention
of the British Columbia Federation of
Labor in that city. A large delegation from the Royal city will be at
the forthcoming convention in Victoria on January 13, 1913, and there
is a strong fighting chance of the
Westminster people attaining their
object. In any case, it is not likely
that the convention will meet in Victoria again for some time after next
A Woman places great faith In her
doctor, but a man always thinks an
M. D. has half an interest >n an un-
d.cttak'iig establishment.
* *   *
"He is sorry his wife is bigger
than  he is."
"She takes the sporting page away
from him easily."
* *    *
"Am 1 all the world to you, Jack,
dear?" she cooed.
"You are certainly a fair portion
of it," he told her, and so made the
classy double play of pleasing hcr
and keeping to exact truth.
Authorized Capital
Assets -    -    -
Money Loaned at 5 per
cent, simple interest.    Ten
years six months to repay
$  350,000.00
cr repayment can be made
any   month  of   whole   loan
or   any   part  without   extra
cost or bonus
Business written lo date in aSMM of $12,500,000.00
Officers   and   Directors :
J. K. Seymour, Pres., A. McKechnle, Isi Vice.-Pn-s. and Cen. Mgr.
I-'.   A.   Brodie,  Secretary
lle.n. K. K.   McKcchnic, 3rei Vice.-Pres.   J. J. Banfield
Canadian Home Investment Co.
Second Floor, Pacific Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Victoria,   N'cwWcslininstcr,   Nelson,   Kamloops,   Prince   Rupert
Local Representative, W. J. STOLLIDAY
34 32nd Avenue East
F. J. Rolston
G.  IL  Batcheler
Good Old-fashioned Meals for Hungry Men
Prompt, courteous service in the cleanest, daintiest dining-room
you could imagine.
Special   attention   paid  the   palates of civic officials and employees.
G.  II.   Batcheler,  Manager
Comer  Forty-Ninth  Avenue  and Fraser Street.
Five-room   House, fully modern,  on  Thirty-
sixth Avenue, one block from Victoria Road car.
Price $2,500; balance on monthly terms.
This Snap will not last long!
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN STREET        Phone: Fairmont 822
909   Dominion   Trust   Building,   Vancouver,   B. O.
Telephone! :     Office 8497.    Works B203.      Works  9328.     Works  9179
Full-sized  Lot,  north of  Home  Road,  $1200.    One-third cash;
balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
$100 cash handles Building Lots close to Knight Road.
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
Two   Propositions
No. 1. Vou 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 yem practically throw away $321.
No. 2. You bring ine in $100, for which I give you a 6-rooni
Modem House, on Lot 33x125ft. House has fireplace, etc. Balance
is $25 per month.   Total price is $2,600.   No loan.
In one year you have an equity of $400 in your own home.
Compare proposition No. 1 with No. 2, then call at my office and
see this house.
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street
Phone : Fair. 1607
418 Winch Building Vancouver, B. C.
Wood Block
Every Saturday by the Greater Vancouver Publisher! Limited
Corner Thirtieth   Av-nue  and  Main   Street,   South Vancouver,   B. C.
Gtorfc II. Murray, President and Managinf Director.
Herbert A.  Stein.  Vice-President and   Man��|ini  Editor.
John  Jackson,   Buaineaa   Manager.
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ITH the holiday season over the attention of the
people of South Vancouver will be directed towards the election of a Reeve and Council for the year
1913. While several of the candidates have been working
for their election during the past few weeks, the real
work, which will count in their election, will only commence from now on. To a large measure the ratepayers
will be asked to pass upon the accomplishments of the
past Council, for it is now almost certain that with possibly one or at the most two, exceptions the old Council will go before thc people again.
The forthcoming election gives promise of being fought
with a good deal more interest than all elections in the
past. South Vancouver is rapidly filling up, and it is only
natural that there should be a growing interest in matters
municipal. Election time is a period when all ratepayers
assume the privilege of publicly commending or criticizing past or present councils, and when elected, representatives arc asked to give an account of their stewardship. To a large extent their re-election depends upon
ability to balance the books on  that occasion.
The outcome of thc election will bc watched with unusual interest too, next month, owing to the fact that
the incoming council will consist of a Reeve and seven
Councillors. The present council consists of a Reeve
and five Councillors, but owing tie the great demands
upon the time of the members and the rapidly growing
community, this year's civic board decided to increase
the number of wards from five to seven. Not only will
this give iach Councillor a smaller territory over which
to have supervision, but it will also give two additional
men on the hoard, and the duties will not he so onerous.
Owing to this increased representation there will, of
course, be added expectancy in the outcome of thc election.
Another matter which will come before thc people is
a vote on the annexation of South Vancouver by the
City of Vancouver. The pros and cons of this question
have been argued out lo a large extent, and they will no
doubt consume considerable time of the candidates in
their election addresses. Every ratepayer is urged to
give this matter careful attention and to mark the ballot
on this question when the day of the election rolls round.
We believe that the council moved wisely when they decided that this issue should be voted upon at the time of
the elections to municipal office. Many will vote on this
question now who, under other circumstances, might not
have felt inclined to take thc time to record their opinion.
H~)W many persons are there in British Columbia at
the present time who spent the Christmas of 1911
in the old land across the Atlantic? It would be a matter of difficulty to give a correct estimate, but that there
are several thousands, is a certainty. Though they are
far from the land that gave them birth, it is safe to say
that their thoughts extend back to thc hills and dales of
thc homeland as they celebrated the season this side of
the Canadian Rockies.
After all it makes little difference where the festive
cheer is consumed, and in what part of tlie globe the celebrants are, provided they have made good. That is thc
ambition of almost everyone who comes out to this last
great west. They have come here to become citizens of
one of the finest countries in the world, if not the finest.
Those on whom fortune has smiled arc not in thc position of having any misgivings of the future, and few of
the old country people who come out here ever return
or regret that they have made the journey.
Still England, Ireland or Scotland is home, and Human or woman is not yet born who can relegate to oblivion the country in which they spent their early days
and in which they formed associations that one can never
forget. Thc same thought must run through the minds
of everyone, be be the stolid Englishman, the volatile
Irishman, or the canny Scot���they arc all the same kith
and kin, they have lived in the same kingdom, and it is
their character to look upon those small islands to the
west of Europe as their home.
Though it does not fall to the lot of everyone to pay a
flying visit across the water cither at Christmas or any
other season of the year, there are many who have, in
years past, enjoyed that privilege. And in the years to
come others will follow their example. The rest remain here on the Pacific slope and help to make the
season as merry a one as is in their power.
When one comes to consider it from every point of
view there are just as many opportunities here as there
are six thousand miles away for enjoyment and good
cheer. No one looks on this as a land flowing with milk
and honey. There is one thing on which they can depend
���that if they have the desire and the inclination to tackle
anything that comes handy to them in the form of a job,
they will get there.
To the credit of ninety per cent of the old countrymen who come here that is where they have the pull over
arrivals from other countries. They come with a purpose���of getting to the top of the ladder, and though all
may not reach thc top rung, they have a good hold far
This holiday season finds them in the West assisting in
the building up of Canada, doing their utmost to make
this a land that will be an ideal place to live in, to scatter its fame broadcast through the English-speaking
world, and to raise it to the level of one of the mightiest
nations on the face of the earth.
They arc with us now, and we intend to keep them.
We cannot afford to lose them. They are too valuable
an asset to the Dominion and especially to this province.
f"\NE has often to turn to an old country paper to ascer-
^"^ tain the rates of wages that are being paid in Canada.
According to the stories that are being circulated in
England, this is a land where the wages are sufficient to
keep a man and his family in luxury, if not opulence. To
some extent this is true, but not to the extent that is conveyed in the letters that are appearing in some of tbe
English newspapers. Here is a sample of what thc working class are asked to digest on the other side of the
ocean :
The laborer���and by tbat I mean thc man of no trade, I
but willing lee put his back into the work given to him,
either in the factory or the field���can earn 6s. to 12s. a
day and upwards. I have purposely here put the figures
lower than has actually been given to mc so as to make
no mistake on the exaggerated side of the question, but
as a matter of fact bricklayers in Winnipeg get 24s. per
day (3s an hour).
The porters at one of the hotels where 1 stayed get j
50 to 60 dollars a month and their keep. With tips
they bring their earnings to $125 to $150 amonlh, which,
in many cases, they save entirely, as they get everything
they need included. At the end of two or three years
they buy a farm or a small business and they start for i
In that same hotel is a boy, a grown-up boy of twenty,
whose work is to take care of gentlemen's hats and open [
doors. To my great surprise I was told that he owns j
two or three of thc taxi-cabs at the door of thc hotel, and
that the chauffeurs are his own employees. He saved
enough money to buy one motor-car, and with the money
made out of it bought another, and so one. He makes
about $80 a week at this little game, besides his earnings
and tips.
The writer, who signs herself "Beatrice Stanley" goes
on to state that even newsboys are able to buy lots and
bunch up to the extent of a couple of hundred dollars,
and all this with the approval of their parents who perhaps do not earn that amount in three months, considering that they may be out of employment during thc winter months. Then the girls have a word all to themselves.
Here is what the writer says :
"That girls get their opportunity at every turn, although
they mostly end in getting well married and making a
home for themselves, One of the girls I spoke to had
come to her position willing to do anything. Willing!
I wish I could put that word in letters of lire so that they
burnt themselves in the brains of all those who want to
go to Canada. Well, this girl looked refined and gentle,
and the people who engaged here were at first afraid lo
take her. She, however, assured them that she would
do anything in the way of housework. They took her.
Someone else���the manager of a big hotel���saw her
and heard of the nice way in which she was doing her
work. He gave her a situation as housemaid, then assistant housekeeper, and finally cashier of one of his establishments, where she gets $50 a month and all her
keep, and is, of course, treated as nicely as any gentle-
woman could desire."
There is one sensible remark that this writer makes
when she refers to persons having to start at thc bottom
rung of the ladder.
"There is, however," she says, "no golden way to success.
There is hardly any exception. They all have to start
at the lowest rung of the ladder and plod their way up
through grit, perseverance, and pluck, but then there is
an "up" for everyone. There is something to think of
and work for. It isn't always that work and grind for
daily bread and nothing else, which is thc worker's lot in
this country."
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/""MTIZENS of all classes are interested in preventing if
^ possible, and in minimizing so far as may bc found
practicable, the destruction of valuable property hy fires.
For this reason the Canadian Manufacturers' Association has earned the gratitude of the community at large
hy taking up this important subject with a view to discovering some means of reducing the number and lessening the destructiveness of conflagrations.
It is somewhat humiliating to have to admit that, iu
spite of the inventiveness of the present generation, the
waste from (ires is not materially less than it used to
be when fire-extinguishing appliances were more crude
than . they arc now. One reason for this is that while
houses are more costly they are not less destructible
than they used to be. Another is that thc use of electric
energy for illuminating purposes has increased to some
extent the danger of setting houses on fire. By making
houses fireproof, or at least slow burning, and by adopting more effective methods of installing electric lighting apparatus much might be accomplished in the way
of preventing waste from fire. The whole subject has
been raised feir discussion, and it should not be allowed
lo drop ont of view until some practicable reform has
been achieved.
"THOSE who object to thc tenants of today mortgaging
* the real estate of the city for years by voting on
borrowing bylaws can join with those who favor that
anomaly in rejoicing that tenants can vote on the proposal to shift taxation from buildings to land says a
writer in the "Toronto Globe." This is a real and not an
imaginary issue for tenants as well as for all producers,
industrial, commercial, and financial. Under existing conditions, if wise borrowing confers benefits on tenants hy
public or other services they must pay proportionately
to thc owners for what they get. If the borrowing is
foolish and confers no favors thc tenants pay proportionately less. The gain through wisdom or the loss
through error falls to the owners.
But the shifting of taxation from buildings to land is
a reform directly in the interest of tenants. The tax on
buildings is an obstacle to building. As such it enables
the owner to shift it to the tenant not because he wants
to, but because the resultant scarcity allows him to do
so. The tax on land is an obstacle to the withholding of
it from use. The owner cannot shift it to the tenants
because, however much he might like to, the resultant
abundance of availabe land frustrates him. The tax on
houses mikes them scarcer and dearer, while the tax on
land makes it more abundant and cheaper. The removal
of taxation from houses lessens their cost and price,
while the placing of taxation on land lessens its price.
The War Breeders.
(Toronto   Weekly   Star.)
The mass of the people do not
want war. Until they are hurrahed
into it, the people of every civilized
nation are averse to international
conflict. But there are those whose
business it is to inflame public opinion. The makers of shot and shell,
the builders of warships, the creators
of armaments���they are all more
willing for a national conflagration
than they would be if they were in
some other business. And there is
one type of man who thirsts for war,
because it supplies him with an opportunity for the exercise of his misdirected talents. He his commonly
known as the grafter. War is a
grafter's  game.
Only tlie Other day the Turkish
army found that its boxes of "reserve ammunition" were filled with
soap, and many of its cartridges
blank. "Some one had blundered,"
was the epitaph which Tennyson
wrote upon lhe dead of the Light
Brigade. "Some had grafted" is just
as frequently applicable when war's
victims arc counted. It is so in Turkey today. It was so in the Crimea
years ago.
It is worth while recalling the experiences of the British troops during that campaign, Large consignments of boots arrived, and wcre
found to he all feir the left foot.
Mules contracted for were deliberately delivered so that they would
fall into the enemy's hands. The
meat contracts were so shamelessly
carried out that Punch sarcastically
remarked that "one man's preserved
meat is another man's poison." A
nation in the throes of a struggle
for existence is peculiarly at the mercy of the birds of prey within her
own borders. And the grafters are
vultures  who  never  sleep.
Tennyson once appeared to hold
the view that war is a cure-all for
internecine strife.
therefore they encourage it. It is said
that unscrupulous undertakers sometimes use the distress of bereaved
customers to extort unreasonable orders for funeral expenses. Certainly
thc grafters utilize the distress of nation to ply their wiles. The Crimea
proved it. It is being proven in Turkey today.
"Gulling the  British  Public."
(Toronto   Globe.)
Mr. G. T. Somers, President of the
Toronto Board of Trade, who has recently returned from a visit to Great
Britain, says the way in which Canadian real estate men arc gulling the
British public is disgraceful. This
of course, does not apply to all real
estate transactions, but to the operations of the boomers, who are buying
farm property miles from the center
of relatively small Western cities and
selling the land, when subdivided, as
city lots. One specific case is given
where lots ten miles from Rcgina are
being sold for $250 each.
Someone with a turn for statistics
recently calculated that over a million Canadian town lots have been put
on the market during the past few
years. For a country that has only
about a million and half families all
told, in town and out, this is a ridiculously large figure, and the probability is that hundreds of thousands of
the lots will lie unused for a generation .
Mr. Somers' chief concern seems
to be that the British speculator in
Canadian town lots should get a run
for his money. To the Canadian financial concerns that depend largely on British capital for the funds
with which to finance legitimate business enterprises it is most important
that the British investing classes
should not be gulled. "Once bit
twice shy" is especially applicable to
the money-lender. The interest of thc
Canadian people as a whole in the
tremendous inflation of land values
now in process is somewhat different
from that of the land speculator
either at home or overseas. It should
be the aim of business men everywhere to keep land values down by
transferring to them as large a share
of civic taxation as possible. Land
values do not represent tangible
wealth. Central values merely represent in capitalized form the amount
that thc business men of the community arc prepared to pay for the
privilege of doing business where
there is a crowd. If thc crowd���that
is to say thc people���take every year
in taxes a large share of the annual
value of the land, business of all sorts
will  be  more  lightly  taxed.
A few days ago it was stated by a
witness before the Assessment Committee of the Legislature that while
assessed land values were "less than
$500 per head of the population in
Toronto, they were over $1,500 per
head in some of the Western cities.
If "rent" on these land values at 5
[icr cent, is allowed it means that in
Toronto, the average annual payment
for the privilege of using the land for
the erection of dwellings and places
of business is about $25 per head,
while in thc West it is $75. Of course
upon much of the "speculative" Western values no rent at all is paid as
yet. The figures, however, indicate
that others than the British public
are being "gulled," and that business
in Western Canada is being subjected to a very heavy drain to meet the
charges made upon it as the result
of the undue inflation of land values.
Because a Court of Revision has been fixed to sit to
:onsidcr the question of property values on Westminster
'toad is no indication that the paving of that thorough-
are is to be abandoned. Rather does it clear the way
'or the paving.
A woman always gets mad when
her husband buys a new suit that
looks  like the one be had before.
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All the same, lots of men would
be more successful if they would
stay  at  home  and  send  their  wives.
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If a woman is anxious to see het
husband as other people see him,
she should induce him to run for office, then read the opposition papers.
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"I've got a letter from a girl" s'.ld
th'.' young man. 'but I can't completely  understand   it."
' Maybe you ottjht to read between
Ihe Una," sttgg-s'.ed the friend.
"I'd try to," answers the yoilliR
man, "if I could locate the lines.'
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, Sowth Vancouver, B.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed        Drafts      Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Fraser Street, close to Forty-ninth Avenue, 33 feet; $2,600 cash.
Cleared Lots, 33 feet, high and dry, $550.   $50 cash, balance easy
One Cleared Lot, close to Fraser, facing south, 33 feet; $850.   $100
cash, balance easy payments.
Page Road, high location,   facing south;
$100 cash, balance
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of our Accident, Health, and Sicknes3 Policies, and
draw a revenue while yor are in any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :  51st Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
A Large Stock
always on hand
Liverpool Dairy and Coarse
A Large Stock
always on hand
California Dairy and Half Ground
Hide and Rock Salt
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
Phones :  Seymour 7056-7818 Offices :  606-607 Bank of Ottawa Bldg.
C. Gardiner - Johnson & Company
Johnson's Wharf
Phone: Sey. 9145
Authorized Capital    $2,1)00,000
Subscribed Capital       1,169,900
Paid up   Capital             840,000
Special attention riven lu savings accounts-
Interest paid at the highest current rales
Yieur account very cordially solicited,
L W. Shatlemj. Gaaafsl Msnsger W.  E. Jaidine,  Ant   Onrisl Manas"
collingwood c. BRANCH.       K. X. llaweerth, Manager.
Tlie cold weather is coming and you will
require some
Stoves and  Heaters
to keep your home warm.   We have heaters
$2.00 up
They are of the best quality, and we will put
them up for you.
Don't forget our line of RANGES.    We
have a few Pioneers left.
Fraser and Ferris Roads T. Fox, Prop.
Phone : Fraser 87
Eburne Saw Mills  Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, Turnings
and House Finishings
���Bgfcs THI5 IS AN 010 ONE BUT-
A teacher in eenr eif the primary
grades en the puhlic school had nei-
ticed a striking platonic friendship
thai existed between Tommy and Utile'  Mary, two of her pupils.
Tommy vrai a bright enough
youngater, hut he wasn't disposed tee
prosecute his studies with much energy, anel his teacher said thai unless
he stirreel himself before the end eef
ilu- year he wouldn't be promoted.
"Veen musl study harder," she told
him, "eir yen: won't pass. HOW Would
yem like le. stay hack ill this class
aneitlier year and have little Mary go
ahead eif you?"
"Aw," said Tommy, "I guess there
will  he either  little Marys."
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Dr. Busby, whose figure was beneath the common size, was eme day
acCOSted in a puhlic coffee-ruom hy
an Irish baronet 'if colossal stature
with, "May I pass to my seat, O
Giant?" When the doctor, politely
making way, replied, "Pass, () Pig-
my!" "Oh, sir," said the baron it,
"my expression alluded to the size of
your intellect." "And my expression,
sir," said the doctor, "to the size of
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Frank Krause, a Cleveland philan-
tropist, has established the Thirty
Cent Egg Club, and hopes, hy means
of a club boycott, to bring down the
price of eggs  to a reasonable figure.
Being complimented on the hard
anil unselfish work he has given to
this  movement,   Mr.  Krause  replied:
"Unselfish work, work that doesn't
pay, is what this country needs more
than anything else. Wc are all too
mercenary here. I once said (o a
little newsboy:
"'Have you an aim in life?'
"'Yes, sir. I have two aims,' he
"'What are they, my son?'
" 'The  first is to become a  millionaire.'
"'Aha!    And the second?'
" 'The second is to become a multimillionaire.' "
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Lord Byron, in reference to a lady
he  thought   ill  of, writes:  "Lady	
has been dangerously ill, but it may
console you to learn that she is dangerously well again."
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The jury, after long deliberation,
seemed unable to agree in a perfectly
clear case. The judge, thoroughly
exasperated at the delay, said:
"1  discharge the jury."
One sensitive juror, indignant at
what he considered a lebuke, faced
the judge.
"You can't discharge me!" he said,
with a tone of conviction.
"And why not?" inquired the judge
in   surprise.
"Because announced the juror,
pointing to the lawyer for the defense, I was hired hy that man
"Dolarway Paving Makes
More Paving Possible"
*I Dolarway Paving is now being laid in South
Vancouver, on East Victoria Drive, by the
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company.
���I Every teamster and every laborer employed
on this work lives in South Vancouver.
���I We believe in  patronizing Home  Industry.
What the Mayor of Kent, Wash., things of Dolarway:
Kent, Washington, Sept. 21, 1912.
To Hon. J. N. Clarke, Mayor,
Moscow, Idaho,
Your wire twentieth. Dolarway pavement complete appears
satisfactory to officers and citizens. Action under traffic satisfactory and improves with age as stated by Dolarway people it would.
Would recommend for further use here. Have maintenance contract for two cents per yard per year. ,
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(Signed)      E. W. BEREITER, Mayor.
South  Vancouver  Builders' Supply
Tommy went Iuuik' one day "ilh
a nice new golf hall.
"Look at tbe lost hall I  Found on
the-   links,   father!" he  said.
"Hut you are sure. Tommy," saiel
Mr. Traddles, "that it was ;i losl hall
"Oh, yes," said lhe hoy. "1  saw the
man anil his caddy looking for   it"
A Swede was being examined in a
ease-  in a   Minnesota  town  where  the
defendenl was accused eef breaking a
plate-glass window wilh a large
sleme. He was pressed In tell how
big the stone was, hut he could not
"Was it as big as my fist?" asked
the nervous judge, who had taken
over the examination from the lawyers in the hopes of gelling results.
"It ban bigger," the Swede replied.
"Was it as big as my two fists?"
"Il ban bigger."
"Was it as big as my head?"
"Il ban about as long bul not So
thick!" replied the Swede amid the
laughter of the court.
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"Ah!" said a conceited young parson, "I have this afternoon been
preaching to a congregation of asses."
"Then that was the reason why you
always called them beloved brethren,"
replied a strong-minded lady.
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The nighl watchman of a large hotel saw an apparition in while moving along the hall at two a. m. He
hastened his steps and tapped on the
shoulder what proved to be a man.
'Mere, what are you doing out
here?" asked the watchman.
The man opened his eyes and
seemed  to come  out of a trance.
"1 beg your pardon," he said, "I
am a somnambulist."
"Well,"   said   the   watchman,   "you
an't  walk around  these  halls in  the
middle   of   the   night   in   your   night
shirt,   no   matter  what  your  religion
K Cincinnati man who was trying
to "boost" his city was talking to a
friend from New York. The conversation turned on the police department.
'Well," said the man from thc
Queen City, "you can't deny that our
police department is all right. Why,
look here," he urged, getting more
enthusiastic, "there was a murder
immittcd here a few days ago, and
four hours afterward the police knew
all about it!"
"Oh," drawled the man from thc
East, "that's nothing. There was a
murder committed in New York a
few days ago, and the police knew
all about it four hours before."
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A newly rich woman, who was anxious to make a favorable impression
to her neighbor decided to show her
collection of antiques to the bishop
when he called. The time came and
one by one she displayed the whole
ollection, giving him the history of
each  piece.
'There," she said, pointing impressively to an old yellow teapot, "that
teapot was used in the Boston Tea-
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"My friends," declaimed an orator
in the Congress Hotel during the Republican convention���"My friends, I
say to you that this great republic
of ours is standing right now on the
brink  of an  abscess!"
During the war in the Philippines,
Gen. Charles King one day while resplendent in his uniform, whieh was
made especially brilliant by several
rows of new brass buttons, came upon a raw recruit. The latter was on
post duly and failed lo salute the
"Are you on duty here?" asked the
general,  with  a  show  of anger.
"1 guess so," said lhe recruit.
"They   sent   ine  oul   here, anyway."
"Do you remember your general
orders?"  asked   the  general.
"I guess  1 do���some of them," said
the recruit
"We'll," said ihe general, "don't you
know thai you are supposed to sal-
ule your officers?" Don't you know 1
am the general of this brigade?"
"You the general?" said the new
recruit. "Gosh, no; I didn't know it.
I thought you was the chief of the
fire department
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"Do yeiu  believe in  heridity?"
"To some extent, yes."
"In what way, for instance?"
"Well, I believe in inheriting money."
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"My husband won't believe a thing
I tell him any more."
"Why's lhat?"
"I can't explain it all. It started
right after 1 told him a woman wrote
A  Song Without Words."
"It's a good idea when angry to
count  ten  before you  speak."
"True! Also, when 'touched' to
count a thousand before you lend."
Me       *       *
Lives of great men may remind us
that it is sometimes better to remain
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"A woman of forty according to
nature's laws, should bc more beautiful than a woman of twenty-five."
"Maybe so Hut the woman of forty that I know would prefer to he
less beautiful and have you think
them  twenty-five."
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When a woman lies to save a man
it often happens that all the man
remeinhres about the incident is that
the woman is a liar.
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"Father," said thc young man, "I
cannot tell a lie."
"In that case," sighed thc old man,
"I don't believe you will ever attract
any  attention  politically."
The Work-Shop of Santa Claus.
J'or many generations the inhabitants eif St. I'lrich have fashioned
playthings f<>r the children eef all nations,
ToUriatS     wandering    OUl     of    the
beaten tracks of their kind, occasionally come to a little village in Austria  which  presents  the  aspects  of a
corner in loyland,
The name eif the village is St Ulrieh, and nearly all of the inhabitants
are toymakers. Each household, too,
has ils specialty. One old woman has
done nothing hut carve .wooden cats,
dogs, wolves, sheep, goats and elephants.
She has made those six animals
here whole life long, and she has no
idea of how to cut anything else'. She
makes them in two sizes, anil turns
out as nearly as possible a thousand
of them a year.
She has no model of any kind to
work by, but goes on steadily, uiierr-
Ingly, using gauges eif different sizes
and shaping mil the animals with an
amount of truth to nature lhat wouhl
he clever if it were not utterly mechanical.
This woman learned from her
mother how tti carve those six animals, and her mother had learned, iu
like manner, from her grandmother,
She has taught the art to her own
granddaughter, and so it may go on
feir generations.
The Magic Egg
Once upon a time there lived a
Ma^ie Egg. And its magicness was
this: Whenever it was put near thc
water it began to get alive! And it
got little legs, and eyes, and a smile,
and everything! And it went on being alive until it was taken away
from the water, then it would get
quite dead and ordinary, like any
other kind of egg, and looked as
though it was only meant to be
cooked and eaten.
And it wasn't ever cooked for
breakfast, because you can't cook
eggs without water, and when the
person, who wanted to cook it
brought it near the water, it would
begin to get alive, and it would smile
with its mouth and kick about with
its legs. Then the cook used to gasp
for breath and used to put it back in
the hen's nest very quickly, and hurry away as fast as she could.
And there lived a little boy called
Peter, and he knew all about the Magic Egg getting alive. And he used
to sit down by the side of a stream
and put the Magic Egg on his lap
and watch it getting alive and play
with it very happily for a long time.
And the Magic Egg didn't like being played with at all and it wished
very much that it could he alive for
always and always.
So one day, when the little boy
called Peter was sitting by the
stream and playing with it very happily, the Magic Egg said:
"Little boy, if you will make for
me a very strong and beautiful boat,
and if you will put me into it, and
send me down the stream, then will
I send up to you all the great and
shining fish of the water for you to
play with as much as much as ever
you like!"
Then the boy called Peter clapped
his hands and was very glad, and he
made a very nice and beautiful boat,
and he pul the Magic Egg on to it,
and he sat on a big boulder and
watched it sail away down lhe stream
and he thought how nice and pleasant it would be to have all the great
and shining fish of thc water to
play with.
And be wailed on the boulder for
the great and shining fish, hut they
didn't ever come, and presently he
began to get very cross and he went
Hut all the time the Magic Egg
sailed away down the stream. It
had never fell so happy in all ils life,
because it knew it was too far away
from land for anyone to take it and
put il back intei the lien's nest. And
it smiled to il self in joy, and ils nice
and beautiful boat went sailing on
down the stream. And it laughed
to itself about the fish, and it made
up ils mind that it wouldn't ever go
near the land again, and that il would
keep on the water and he alive for
always  and always.
Smut, the  Stray Cat.
Smut is always waiting for me on
the doorstep when I get home from
school. As soon as he sees mc he
begins to purr, and when I pick him
up and carry him to the nursery and
give him a saucer of milk he makes
so much noise that we can hardly
hear one another speak. Then he
jumps up on my knee and sits there
all the time I am doing my lessons.
I think he must be so fond of mc because I saved his life. This is how it
One morning last winter, when I
was on my way to school I saw a
lot of dirty little street boys trying
to fasten a tin kettle to the tail of
the  darlingest little black kitten.
I rushed across the road and I
caught up the little black kitten.
"How dare you?" I cried to the
hoys. "You wicked boys!" But they
only laughed at me.
"You've frightened the poor little
kitten out of its life," I said.
"Miaow," whined the kitten.
"Is it yours?" I asked.
"No, its only a stray," answered
one of the boys.
"Then I shall keep it," I cried.
"Miaow," purted the kitten, as I
walked away with it tightly clasped
in my arms.
But what was I to do with it? I
was on my way to school, and if I
waited to take it back home I should
be late for school. So I decided to
take it with me.
I   made  up  my   mind   I'd-call   it
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He kept beautifully quiet until
Miss Jones came to give us a French
"What is the French for cat?" she
"Miaow," said Smut suddenly, before any of the girls had time to answer.
Everybody laughed except Miss
Jones, who was very cross. "Who
said  that?"  she asked.
Then, of course, I bad to get up
and tell her all about Smut. That
made her quite nice again, and she
wasn't a scrap cross with me. She
made Smut sit on her knee for the
rest of the lesson, and he didn't interrupt again, but went quietly to sleep.
I took him home with me at tea
time, and so I've kept him ever since.
And 1 always think he is much wiser
than all other cats, and I believe it
can only be because he's been to
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We Guarantee
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The King of all Gamblers
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Phone :  Fair.  1659
Hilton & Webster's
Headquarters   for   the   South   Hill
Football  Club.
An ideal place lo spend a social hour.
Fraser Street, between 46th and 47th.
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 4(14
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In   1720 a man died �����
the-  name   t.i  Je,hn   Law,
witlii.nl  doubt,  thc great*
"ii record.    1 le had take n advantage
��� if tin- extraordinary   peculative mania ni iln  tun. i and twindled a mighty
pUbliC     eelll     e.i     lllillieiHS    eel     < t ��� J11; 1 I -,       He
gambled in greal limit;,, and he naui-
bled in liule- things involving no
meere- than tli*- turn oi a card for a
irani-.    Hut he died iu circumstances
eel     I>"\ e-I I _\  ,     ���, 1 la I   g I | \     CnOUgfa     his     IV
iii'wn noi lirinuiiiH forward iln- help
eet the usual brother in distn is
li  i- tin-  remarkable steery nf this
Jeelin   Law  wilh  whit li   I   now  have- t..
'le-al      a    Cal e I I .   -.lee-llt   in   getting   "III- 1
people's money with a facility past
all belief, lie was born in Edinburgh
in I67L His father had been a bank
er anel lefl In- soil an heir early m
life. During his school education
young Law showed wonderful proficiency in mathematics and afterwards in the business of banking he
proved something ������:' a prodigy in the
intricacies "i clever financeering, He
also became popular in society! he
was an extremely handsome youth;
witty and continually nf a happy eli---
position. It occurs to me, although
I know lien li'ew. thai lie: was ili-orilii.il
a- iull eif abundant laughter, always
showing glittering teeth. Sometime
after his twenty-firsl year lie removed in London ami was ai mice
made a member of Bcveral fashionable, and even t!ii very exclusive
clubs, ami almosl in immediate reputation as a leader in the most notorious gambling episode in the club
we,rid. He was given the social title
eef lie an" Law. Ill 1694 he was pre.
cipitated in a quarrel with another
"Beau" by lhe- name nf Wilson, and
in lhe duel which followed the later
was killed ami Law was tried fur
murder and sentenced tei death. Ile
was pardoned within a year, but the
brother e.f Wilsmi hael him detained
in prison for several months afler nil
appeal, Then Law escaped and fled
tn the continent, spending several
years in studying the banking methods ami stuck schemes in various
countries, lie returned to Edinburgh
for sninc reason unhampered, and at
a time when the celebrated Darien
scheme���in which a Scottish colony
had been ruined���was agitating the
Had Many Plans.
Law conceived many plans to enable tin- kingdom tn withstand that
crash, ami fortunately, lie it said, he
wa- nol listened to, although they
he ire upon their faces sincerity and
reasonableness in purpose. Then he
again    maele   a   tour   of   observance,
this time visiting Belgium, Holland,
France and Italy and won a reputation for being one of the cleverest
mil with and one of the most successful gamblers ever known. lie-
was indeed the mildest mannered
man that ever scuttled a ship, lie met
and became intimately acquainted
with people of high pnsitie
France, particularly with the
of Orleans. Among his great schemes
was one in connection with ilu- use-
of paper currency which he proposed
In the King nf Sardinia, then the
Duke of Savoy, but the reply was
that be was toee poor a potentate to
be ruined, yet lie believed that thc
French were the very people he could
'ay his game with. Law seized the
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R25 25th Ave.  East���Phone : Fair. 987
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The Government A.iditing Commissioner of
the above-named Municipality will have his
office open from 10 to  11 in the forenoon ol
tach day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for Ihe purpose ol
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner may he present and may make any
ohjection to such accounts as are before the
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Wood water-tanks, wire wounet^ wood pipe
and continuous stave pipe made in all sizes.
Municipal Construction Co. Ltd., 319 Tender
Street, Vancouver,  B. C.
k    ;sssssssssa
hint,  took   up  his  residence in  Paris,
in the Place Vendome and got into
the best society.
The following year, 1715, the Duke
of Orleans became regent, when lhe
national debt amounted to 3,111,000,-
0(10 livres, and the country was on the
verge of ruin. It was at this crisis
that Law came forward and offered
to save it with his scheme of paper
money. Ile declared that in a country where there existed bo circulating medium but gold and silver its
riclu-s could be greatly augmented
by the introduction of paper money.
lie- proposed tee establish a national
bank issuing notes on the baa- "i
landed property and royal revenues.
He filially did Start such a bank himself, which eventually became a royal
bank w iib Law as i lirector i " in ral,
ami -'������, eral branches "i it established
in other towns. After three years it
became more of a commercial company.
In   1717  Law instituted a gigantic
"Company "I the' West." popularly
known as iln- "Mississippi Company,"
a grant being made of all the tract oi
% land "ii the American continent
through which the Mississippi flowed,
ibis   being,   then.   French   property.
lhe stock consisted of 2011,000 shares
at 5(10 livres ($125) each. So.ni it
was changed to the "Company of the
Indies," wilh tin increase of 50,000
shares. Law became then lhe director
and manager of the colossal organization: he was now, iu face, the most
powerful man in Francel The India
Company was not only the excitement of the nation, but of all Europe.
The public was crazed over the get-
rich-quick proposition that it seemed
to be. Everybody went into it;
priests and peers, princes and plebi-
ans, and even ladies vied with their
maids and cooks in the scramble lor
shares. The stock rose lo 1,000 livres.
Then it rose to 5,000.
In November, 1719, it was valued
at 10.000 a share.
The people became delirious in
'heir desire for wealth, and the stockjobbers were almost mobbed by the
crowds that were riotous in their
clamoring. Houses in the vicriity of
the Rue dc Quinquempaix that had
been rented for 800 livres a year now-
got lO.oi'O a month, A shoemaker
who had been counting his cash at
not ni'ire than two livres a day now
earned 200 a day hy letting men and
women sit in his little shop, furnishing them with chairs and stationery. Indeed, there was a story of a
humped-backed man making a fortune of 150,000 livres by allowing the
jobbers to make use of his deformity
for a lucky writing desk.
A  Mad Race.
Every manner of man and woman
were now taking up the mad race for
wealth.     The  crowds   assembled   in
Venice bv the street became too vasl and
who was, India i'-' itie -ii ii- ndqui
t gamblei nerc n 'iee'- 'I to in.- I'laci Vendomi ,
.onl .-een thii l.-oe. square proved
tin small. Finally Law bought the
I leete I de Soil ions and en ctcd pai >l
ioni 'ii the gareb-iis l ie- was now the
important personage in th(
kingdom, pursued by bishops, judges
anil peers ,,i ile 11 tlm The womi n
v. - e. mosl ii. ii ell ik. in ile ir lust for
Hn- gold, giving enormous bribes i"
sei vants io be- admitted into tbe pi es
i i ie , ,,i the m, in y.king. liul tie
' ichemi r, fake >r, an absolutely
 i, ncclesi ma t, assumed a haughty demeanor, the very attitude of
which reassured the applicants for
st, ,', . and he would keep his visitors,
in. matter whal their quality, needlessly wailing hours f.er an interview.
( In , ,n, occasion hi admitted the
liuke- of Vrgyll into his office-apart-
in,-nt and k.-pt him waiting an hour
n nib- Ii -., ,-ine-,! to be busy inditing
important dispatches, which papers
turned oul to ha\i bi i n merely let-
lers lei his garde ner about planting
cabbages! It was by such charlatanism thai l,aw\ poses accomplished
what they did. Bul among other
amusing incidents of ihis timi was
one in which Law was worsted by a
distinguished woman who determined to have immediate audience
with him. She had instructed her
coachman to upset her carriage by
a quick turn on the first occasion ol
meeting Law on the streel. When
the- opportunity came the accident
seemed SO serious that he was the
firsl to fly to her assistance and have
her conveyed into bis hotel. She purchased a block of stock as Soon as
she revived, Law selling as a reward
for her cleverness. Enormous fortunes were being made in two or
three days.
The state conditions were most
surprising; lhe nation was apparently
prospering as it never was before.
The commodities were selling at a
hundred per cent, advance; never
was the cosl of Living so high, yet
the people who had comprised the
"smart set" were so well off thai the
advance was met felt. A pound of coffee had risen from fifty sous to eighteen livres. Paris was crowded with
visil,,rs seeking to buy stocks, in
November, 1719, 305.O00 strangers
were temporarily residing there,
many of them being housed in lofts
and granaries. In order to further
assert himself and obtain further control Law made it known publicly
that he had gone over from Protestantism io the Roman Catholic re-
ligiem. This removed an objection to
any political alliance and he was next
declared general comptroller of the
public finances. lie then made <
large presentation tei the Catlnelic
Church, was elected honorary member of the Academy of Sciences.
Next he purchased sixteen large estates for his private- use, paying
7.000.011(1 livres, und nex! the city of
Edinburgh sent him the "freedom"
of that city enclosed in a gold box!
Finally, George 11 helped the thing
along by dabbling openly in the stock.
The Great Bubble.
The great .Mississippi bubble- was
now full blown. France was announcing itself as proud in giving
birth tee such a genius as Law. Suel-
ilcnly some people began to have .suspicions thai was ;iii was not as it
reasonably should be, and began to
sell out, changing the paper tee gold
and silver. The Prince de Conti, having been defended by some transaction with Law, demanded material
for his paper and it took three wage n
loads to carry the money from the
bank to his house. Law's cashier
sent 40.0110,000 livres to "tiler countries and then defaulted for the
amount. Many stock jobbers lent
awav millions in money, something
like 5oo.ONO.iioo livres, oul of France.
Every attempt was maele by the  Re-
ge-lll    to    slop    the    OUtfloW    of    spe-e-ie-,
and lastly in desperation it was for-
bid that anyone should have more
than 500 livres in his possession!
But the big bubble bad i xpanded
until the- outside pressure m,oh- il
burst. With a decree ordering all
payments to be made with paper,
new metes were issued in the amount
of 2, .noii.iioo livres, while the value- of the specie of the country was
only half or ihis. Then the inevitable happened. Notes became wast.
paper; loo.ooii livres in the pocket
eiuilelii'i buy a loaf of bread.
In his endeavor to keep the scheme
afloat, desperately attempting a survival of the India Company, si range
to say. Law himself became a bankrupt. He was ordered out of France;
somehow he became deluded with the
idea that his scheme was a good one,
and he maele one more attempt to
save it by issuing .10,000,000 perpetual
and 4,000,000 life annuities, and, it he
he met with a response he looked
for, 2,000,000,000 of notes would have
been gotten rid of. Hut it was too
late. There was first a panic, then a
riot, and then various tragedies in
the  outcome.
Law went to England and turned
to as a gambler for anything and
everything. Mc supported himself in
this way brilliantly at times and precariously at other times. He ended
up in Venice as I have already stated.
=^\ ' er eet sand only a few inches in thickness, v ashi el up, -n the eelge eif ;t marsh
will bear all tin- pounding and beating e.i Iln- sea in a storm, ami be made
  all ib, firmer by what it has to endure       Ami  yet  tin    -.un,    -ami,   w lu n
'be ,|ry. will drifl before tin wind like
snuw, anel  will  see in  as poorly  fitted
Im akwater   as   would   a   snow
All    along     iln      Atlantic     coasl
.ne-   i,,  be   i I   beaches  similar   iee
thosi   ,,i  ,; oast of England,
w hieh ie -i upon s,,it mud   Tin  means
iln-  n.i',:���     of  lie    I,, a, li, I   I'll, 111
for pi, ie i ving these an- as simple as
ill   grow   in   ilu-   land,
and nowhi re i Ise, oh e tin- only protect i, ,n tb.it can be f- iund, and in mi -si
instances all tin- protection needed,
'The- variety grown is called marum
���i - iu England. Tin name ei ident-
ly means ica grass.    This grass i- u , ,1
, by   lhe   llutcl    iln   land  hills   that
\ line their seashore; ami it is altogether likely thai the practice of sowing
ii was introduced ini��� ��� England from
Holland  in  very  early  times.
As nature provides very simple
means for holding tin- water and the
Band, so tin- banks an- threatened
from a quarter freun which danger
would hardly be expected. When the
water is low tin- rats pierce the- banks
wilh their holes, and these quickly
enlarge in lhe soft sand, so thai a
single rat-hole may prove lhe dc-
struction of miles of embankment.
One feature lhat is not sufficiently
taken into account by theos, interested in eliking and reclaiming marshes
is that the peaty soil settles, upon being drained, and brings the surface
much lower than before. Artificial
dikes must be made wilh this result
in view.
The Invasion of the Sea
There arc portions of land along the
seaeoast where the waves arc always
fighting for dominion. Thc erosion is
very rapid unless these places are protected by artificial dikes or by natural
embankments of sand. On the east
coast of England startling changes
have been wrought with a fed hundred
years. When lhe old maps of that
ceiast appear incorrect, showing
capes where there arc now bays, the
wanl of accuracy today is not due
to any fault of thc old map-makers.
Tin- shore line has greatly changed,
and towns have disappeared or arc
now  to be seen under the waves.
The most wonderful feature of all
this is the slender means whereby the
power of thc sea is resisted.    A lay-
The Thomson   Piano  House
Most people are interested in pianofortes.
'I',, ih,.- wealthy they remember it
as being an article of furniture in their
mothers home, but by many it has
been a thing tee be desired, and until
within the last few years seldom attained.
Mme pain and energy have been expended in the make of ail action for
a piano than in tbat of a steam engine-. The largest pianoforte firms
are in London, United Kingdom, although Berlin, New York, Paris, Glasgow ami Chicago run very hard, but
there an- more pianofortes made in
I,"ii,!,,n than in any other city in the
world. As a pianoforte centre, therefore, London can claim to be the place
where not only the mosl pianofortes
are maele-, but no piano can compare
with them. Some of the makes are
the Collard & Collard, Brismead,
Broadwood. It might be added that
all tbe pianos are built afler the model
,-l   I'm-   British   piano.
It is often said that the British
piano cannot stand tlu- Canadian
climate, ami in a sense- it is true, but
the pianos are maele to suit the different climates. When you spe-ak about
the British pianofortes not being-able
to stand the climatic conditions oi
Canada, one would require to specify
what particular climate is meant. Canada, covering a vast territory nf land
reaching from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, naturally has many climates.
For instance, Nova Scotia has a <lii-
ferent climate from Eastern Ontario.
Then again Ontario is different from
that of tin- Prairies, while the- Prairies
an- again different from that of British
As liritish Columbia appears to be
a climate similar to that of Britain,
ii stands tee reason thai a pianoforte
made le, stand the climate of Britain
will suit the climate in British Columbia.
In this respect wc might say that
Mr. Thomson lias made an exceptional
study "i ihe climatic conditions of
liritish Columbia, finding oul tin-
weak points, ami modeling tin- pianoforte to tin- climate aftei thi Thorn
son scale, which will stand the cliJ
mate-. More- than anj other piano
made by other firms.
Tin- Sherlock Mannii g is ., piano
thai ranks with pianos -,l world-wide
faun-, having that beautiful rich sonorous bass, ��iib an unusual qualitj
in the centre parts, which gives it a
rich singing quality, unlike anj other
pianoforti   in Canada.
Yem can send a girl tee colli
you  can  never  educate  her  into  Ihi
b, li, i   that   a   heavy   union   .-nil   w ill
ke-ep her as warm I fur -
lxiehl���I dreamt last nighl that
pose-el   to   a   prcttj   girl
s Pert���What did I say?
The Black Sheep
The hoys who used to punch the cow,
On  ranges  wide and  breezy,
All fuller different callin's now���
Old Pecos finds life easy
A-clippin' coupons.    Our cook, Slim,
Is  somewheres East, a-teachin',
But  poor  Wild   Bill���don't    mention
He's preachin'.
Missoo now owns a dandy ranch���
He's makin' lots of money,���
And Billy Bowlegs and Comanch'
Are findin' milk and honey
Up in Alaska.    But say, pard���
For handkerchief I'm reachin'���
Poor Old Wild Bill���the news comes
He's preachin'.
Tex Jenks has got a gamblin' lay
Somewhere along the border,
And 'Brasky Smith's plumb rich, they
He alius was a hoarder;
The hoys arc all a-doin' fine,
And pardon I'm heseechin'
1'or only poor Wild  Bill, whose line
Is   preachin'.
lie promised most of all the lot;
Nei round-up  hand was slicker;
He'd keep a brace of six-guns hot
When he had took his likkcr:
He was a lively lad���his jokes
Would      set      the     whole      camp
But    now ��� somehow    this    collar
He's preachin'!
���Arthur Chapman, in "Puck."
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Phone : Seymour 9560 Corner Pender and Hamilton
Real Estate Department
Private Exchange Connecting  all   Departments
All Grocers
Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd.
Stove Wood
Stove Wood���14 inch Lengths
$3.50 per Load
Comer  Bodwell  Road  and  Ontario Street
Phone : Fraser No. 41 Mail  Address,  Box 22,  City  Heights
Donaldson   &   McDonald
Dealers in
All Kinds of Chicken Feed
4213 Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 1514
PHONE:   Fairmont 429 **m
Electric Household Appliances
Appropriate Christmas Gifts
They are
Look over this list:
Electric Ranges
Heating Discs
Teapots Washing Machines
Immersion  Boilers Warming Pads
Utility Outfits Foot Warmers
Coffee  Percolators    Chafing Dishes Electric Irons
All are operated from an ordinary household socket
Carrall &
1138 Gran,
vllle Street
(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 15, D. L. 330 and 331
Fronting on River Road and Sixty-ninth Avenue. Prices
$450 each lot and up. Terms, fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18
River and B. C. Electric Railway frontage, 89.57; Victoria
Drive frontage, 187.84. Price $9,000. Terms, $1,000 cash, balance over three and a half years.
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Corner Pender and Seymour Streets
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For Sale  Purchased
1136 HOMER ST.
A fine lot to choose from���all in
fine  condition
Keeler's Nurseries
Fifteenth Avenue and Main Street
The Art Florists
Phone  Sey.   1892 -:- Vancouver, B. C.
(S^THe LA0Y of we HOUSE
You      Can      Make
From   things,' anil   Those  Coburgs  are  not
'popular ibroadj    the    Russians    hate
I them.'    I  then  said,  who  was    llicre
A  pretty  embroidered  linen Jabot  e|ler     \\> enumerated the    various
upon close inspection proved to bc Princes, ..f whom not one, I said.
made from a handkerchief. would do.    I;or myself, I said, at pre.
Many lovely designs can be picked ,.sm Iny (.-Hing wu <juite against
up at sales for a mere song. fVrr marrying
You will have little difficulty mak- Decision is postponed for t<X
ing   the  jabot   if   these  directmns  are I months,  and   then   her   cousins   b in?
closely followed:   Place the hsndker. gggjn over her,., |()Ve grows apace, ss
chief  flat  e,n   the  table and   turn  one   these separate entries sohw:
point under tee f.erni a straight teip fori     ������) s;,j,i M.eing them had a good deal
the jabot.    Now, using the point oppo- ! changed my opinion (as te, marrying)
site  as  a  centre,  fold  the  sides  into  al���| that  I  must decide s.,.,n,    whieh
pleats   until   lhe   jabe.t   is   the   desired   WM   a   difficult   thing.      ���Vou     would
width.    Haste the pleats in place and   u^t.    a,���,,her  week,'  said   Lord     M.;j
press with a heated iron.    When the I'certainly a v,.ry fine yejung man, very i
bastings are removed you will have, K,������i looking/ in w|,ich I most readily
a  jabot  pretty  ene.ugh  le, please any  agreed,  and  said  he  was  so  amiable!
one.   The embroidered handkerchiefs 14n(j good-tempered,   and   thai 1 hail
with   edges  of    handmade     lace    are   such  a bad temper; <��f my  heing  the
especially lovely when used tor jabots. I fir,t ���ow l(, ,)W1) ,he advantage ..f
Pour bandkerchiefi can he joined to beauty, which, L<,rd M, said limiting,
form a dainty tea apr.,n. \\ hen these , ne had told me was not to be despised
are sewn together by hand they form I in spile of what I had said le, him
a large square. Arrange this with one about it. Talked of my cousins being
point foruling a bib, and run a gather- | religious. 'That strong Protestant i
ing string across the front, so that feeling is a good thing in this coun-
the apron fits properly at the waist , ,r>.,' ge sajU| 'jf jt isn't intederant'���
line. Stitch a band of lace insertion which I assured him it was not."
over this and run ribbon through to I ''Talked of my cousins having gone
fe.rin thc apron   Strings. nut  shooting.    After  a   little  pause   I
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Attractive bureau scarves and a
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Border these with an edging of lace.
Queen Victoria's Love-story
The love-story of Queen Victoria
and Prince Albert takes on a new
meaning as it is told, in part unconsciously and always with artless simplicity, in the Queen's early diaries,
just  published.
The Queen was seventeen when her
cousins, the Princes Ernest and Albert
of Saxc-Coburg, visited England with
their father. The visit is responsible
for these entries i'i the diary:
"Albert, who is just as tall as Ernest, but stouter, is 'extremely handsome; his hair is about the same
color as mine; his eyes arc large and
blue, and he has a beautiful nose and
a very sweet memtli, with fine teeth,
but the charm of his countenance is
his expression, which is nuest delightful; e'est a la fois, full of goodness
and sweetness, and very clever and
"Both my cousins arc see kind and
geiod; they are much metre formes and
men of the world than Augustus (another cousin); they speak English
very well, and I speak it with them.
Ernest will be eighteen years ejld on
the 21st of June, and Albert seventeen on the 26th of August."
"Dearest Ernest and dearest Albert
are so grown-up in their manners, so
gentle, so kind, so amiable, so agreeable, so very sensible, reasonable, and
so really and truly good and kind-
hearted, They have both learnt a
good deal anel are very clever, naturally clever, particularly Albert, who is
the most reflecting of the two, and
they like very much talking about
serious and instructive things, and yet
are so very, very merry and gay and
happy, like young people eitight to be.
Albert used always to have some fun
and some clever, witty answer at
breakfast and everywhere."
Lord Esther's introduction argues
against the idea that it was a case of
love at first sight, attributing "the
marked preference that she showed
Prince Albert, to her loyalty to her
Uncle Leopold, wdio desired the match
in opposition to the <>Kl King at Windsor, who had a candidate of his own
in the younger son of the Prince of
Three years later���April, 1839���
there is record of a conversation with
her Minister and confidante, Lord
Melbourne, on the choice of a suitor:
"Lord M. then said, 'Now, ma'am,
for this other matter.' 1 felt terrified
(foolishly) when it came to tlie point;
too silly of me to he frightened in
talking to him. Well. 1 mustered up
courage, and said that my uncle's
great wish���was���that 1 sheiuld marry
my Cousin Albert���who was with
Stockmar���and that I thought Steiek-
mar might have told him (Lord Ml
so; Lord M. said No���Stockmar hail
never mentioned a word; hut that I
had said to my uncle, I could decide
nothing until I saw him again 'That's
the only way.' saiel Lord M. 'How
would that he with the Duchess?' he
asked. I assured him he need have
no fear whatever on that score; then
he  said, "Cousins  are  not   very  good
said tej Lord M. that I had made up
my mind (about marrying dearest
Albert). 'Vou have?' he said. 'Well.
then, abeiut the time?' Not feer a
year, 1 thought; which hc said was
too hing; that Parliament must be
assembled in order to make a provision fur him, and that if it was settled 'it shouldn't be talked about,' said
Lord M.; 'it prevents any objection,
though 1 don't think there'll he much;
on the contrary,' he continued with
tears in his eyes, '1 think it'll be very
well received; for I hear there is an
anxiety now that it should be; and
I'm very glad of it; I think it is a
very good thing, and you'll he much
more comfortable; for a woman cannot stand ahine fe,r long, in whatever
situation she is.' Then 1 asked if I
hadn't better tell Albert eef my decision soon, ill which Lord M. agreed.
'How?' I asked, for that in general
such things were done the other way
���which maele Lord M. laugh."
"At about half-past twelve, I sent
for Albert; he came to the eh,set
where I was alone, and after a few
minutes I said to him that I thought
he must he aware why I wished him
t'i come he-re, and it would make me!
too happy if he would consent to what
I wished (te, marij me). We embraced each other, and Ile was so kind, so
affectionate, I told him I was quite
unworthy of him; he said he would
be very happy 'das Leben mit Dir zu
zubringen,' anil was se, kind, and seemed so happy, that I really felt it was
the happiest, brightest moment in my
life. I told him it was a great sacri-
fice, which he wouldn't allow. I then
told him of the necessity of keeping
it a secret, except to Ilis father and
L'ncle Leopold and Stockmar, to
whom he said hc would send a courier
next day, and also that it was to be
as early as the beginning e,f February.
I then tedd him to fetch Ernest, which
he did, and he congratulated us both,
anil Seemed very happy. I feel the
happiest   eef  human  beings."
The last chapter of the Girl-Queen's
story ends with the appropriate seeund
of wedding hells. The pomp and ceremony is eever, and then:
"Dearest Albert came up and fetched
me downstairs, where we took leave
e,f mamma ami drove off at near four;
I  and  Albert  alone."
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Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
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The Voters' List
The recent deputation tn the Attorney-General in regard t', the
voters' list appears to have had a
good effect as several property owners whose certificates 'if registration
had not come to hand, tlitis depriving them of their votes, have now received the necessary documents from
thc  lands  registry  office.
This applies to quite a number e,f
property owners iu the Municipality,
and it will increase, tee seeme extent,
the number of voters which,, prior to
interview with the Attorney-General,
was alleged to he only 41) per cent, of
the ratepayers.
It   is   going   to   be   difficult   to   get
women to quit judging other women
by lhe furs they wear.
*    *    *
Mabel���"Hut how dei you know he
b.vcs you if he hasn't  told you so?'
Margery���"Oh, I can tell hy the
way hc looks at me when I air not
looking at him."
"A South Vancouver Industry"
Campbell Road Station
On the Eburne-Westminster Tram
(Foot of Inverness Street)
Phone Fraser   109 R P.O. Box   16
Let me figure your bills. Open Evenings.
Of the Harry Rich Company, appearing at the Panama Theatre
For Christmas flowers in the house, plant the
following bulbs now :
Roman Hyacinths, 35c per doz.; $2.65 per 100.
Paper White Narcissus, 25c per doz.; $1.75 per
Freesias, 10c per doz.; 75c per 100.
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
Phone Sey. 988 and 5727
We have the latest machinery for the manufacture of doors and
sashes.   We make them any size and any style to suit purchaser.
��Ur a'm 'S to Please every patron, and our work is of the best
We are prepared to do work at the shortest notice. Let us give you
an estimate.   Our prices are right.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
A Mild Smoke Orahp,
nual bonspii 1 ������<
ing Association
for   thi    ��� cond  an-  i lub ��ill !>'��� difl
the Vancouver Curl-   which   made   such   a   bid
ire being forwarded,  championship lasl summer.
IThe bon spiel   >mI1  !>,���  held in   March   number  of  ne��   men   will
next, and an attempt ��ill he  made (o uniform ol   the   Beavei .
interest m mail) outside mil., a^ pe,^-'
tibh      Lasl   year's   bonspiel,    which
wa   tbe initial \ -ii 1111 e of the Vancou-
i ei club ��ss .1  pronounci el im
and efforts are being  made t(3  make'
the second session bigger and 1"''''
The following committee li;t-. the bon-
ci#cDw����uirr)ir   !l"el arrangerrienT* in hand;
EVEKYWHtRE      Messrs. F, G Cri-,.. W  H. Whalcn,
nnrM 1"A preuaem ana a
X /-'/-��    \l I 1 members.
ssJl    l���il 1 M-~f   .....      \���   invjtatlon
li. E. Brown, I. G' Ulloch, Wm,
Hates F, C Lewis and A. G. Hal-
stead, with the president anel vice-
president ami secretary ai ex-officio
Curling   Ass
FairmOnt      Pool     RoOm   M'.".l:'.'u,'s   t0   tneif   81nu8'   sWMpM,   MUfardi   was   never   regarded
been received
f the St. Paul
inviting   repre-
training     In  speaking of hi^ wander-
and observations Holway says:���
"li there was not  so much be l
would be more g 1 athletes in
Gn   '   Brit  in  today.     A professional
runner  wastes  half bii career tryi
.1  ih.   handicappi r ane
(or tin   m;erk that  lie
li to  '.'. in  comfoi tablj       I
always   live-  e,,-   tlx   hk,-  that   in
I ' Irilnlil'.'ip, tl    U ill    lie' ;
un limit,   ���>>  16 yards, �� hen he should j
be   allowi '1   ie n.     The ��� handii ipper
says,  'V\ -II,   In re-   i,  a  lael  thai   has
in ver won i i hi- limit i- fixi d
.ei lo ,ards ii 130 S<<iiie iine must he-
on that mark anel the l< ratcll man has
me chance, A man may have a couple
e.i runners, and ii there is ne>i much
betting, they are' saved for another
year and sometimes two years, and
they get so used t" nol trying that
does nol contend that the game has theV ncver Be( ,,, ,���. good runner,l
lost n> charm for amateurs, lo do Here is ,,,,. .,.,...,, ,,,- the American
,., would be absurd, because there are .,,|,|,.,,.���. succeM, h,. j, always trying,
more people finding recreation in btl-   [,,  England the athletes do not try,
haul-  today than ever there were he-;.,,,,,  i  include both amateurs and pro-
'.     ;
sport   the
and Bob
Hrown and his nun will he' as serious
. ,,nie ihI.'i- foi thi pennant as thi y
have been in yeat I past
��      *      e.
A writer in Badminton expresses
the opinion that ihe game Df billiards
i-, declining in pi pular i ivot in spite
eei the fact that it is the mosl attractive indoor game in the world.    Hi
The  falling  off  in
respect  iee billiards
As far as Canada is
intere-l   IS
(Bryant   Block)
The best tables iii South Vancouver. Everything new. Personal attention by the proprietor, D. D. Dcn-
Cigars, Tobacco and Candy
bad   as   the   other.
-  a  -pi' -  gjmply because one amateur athletic
concerned  meeting has given a $100 watch anel
;(1 in  this  cbain runners wait f< >r this prize.
.   light.   Ntne people out of ten who play     ..] likl. England and was used very
lhe season was Inaugurated   this the game would rather amuse them- wen by every one. They are very nos.
week, and with a great deal of niter-   selves, cue in hand than be mere spec-1 njtable   The  reputation of all   \m
est in the great Scottish game Its tU-1 taleirs  at  a  contest  between  masters. I (..in a,n]
which commence! on January 2D.
411. ABBOTT   ST
Special Rales lo Municipal
Hall and olher Soulh Vancouver points.
tun-   iii   Vancouver     promises big   |��� England, however, billiard matches
; things. between professionals have been rank-
*   *   * ed as eme of the chief attractions of
Judging by the large crowds at- the winter months.   One author finds
tending the hockey matches in Van- j lhat the public is tiring of the sport,
couver the great winter game is rid- and he places responsibility on the
ing on a very popular wave iii that I shoulders of the great experts, George
cily.     While the  sport  is new  lo  the   Cray in particular.
'('.east, owing !'��� the fact that up to.    Cray is in some respects the great-
last   winter   there   were   no   facilities   est  player who ever lived.     He is  an
j for playing the game, there are many   Australian and a  mere  youth, as se,
at   the   Ceiast   who   are   keen   hockey
enthusiasts  through  early training in
j the   East,  ami  their  interest  has  not
; diminished.
Then lhe game has caught on with
those who up lee last winter were
nol familiar with the spent. It is
safe I'i say that it is as closely watch-
re! a- in any other part "i the coun-
Sale of Fancy China, Crockery-
ware, Furniture, Household Effects, Christmas Toys and Dolls.
Also a quantity of Bookkeeping
Rooks, to be sold at what they will
Corner Main and 17th Avenue
Every Night at 7:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
W. M. Gibbons
I try.
Ii is no secret that it is the' ambition 'ei tin' Patrick Brothers to bring
|thc Stanley Cup t'i the Coast, ami
with that in view the clubs lure are
being built lip to lhe greatest pos-
alble strength. At the ch.se of the
present -rasmi it ie- very likely that
ihe champion team will go East in
an effort t" lift the mug. and ii the
team is imt successful, well, ihe
chances are the Patricks will keep
eiii trying until tiny get a team which
will  turn  the  trick.
After a week'- layoff, owing to the
holidays, the clubs will get down to
business next week when ihe New
Westminster ami Vancouver clubs
dash in the Arena in Vancouver.
Tlu Vancouver team is sailing along
in line trim at the present time, hut
lhe champions have not yet struck
their proper stride, ami some glial
hockey is promised when they come
together  next   week.
*    *    *
Although the baseball season is
months off, things are stirring in
thai line, and with pow-wows of the'
hie guns eluring lhe- past few days
lhe- possibilities eef the season eef
1913 are beginning to assert themselves, The incoming 'if McGinnity,
who has taken over iln franchise of
lhe Taeoma club, senilis t.e have in-
stilled all the' other managers with a
desire te, corrall as much likely looking timber as possible, ami while' the
different managements will probablj
gei a lung way  towards infusing new
hi I into iheir teams il will possibly
be i" the' best interests uf all concerned.
There will lie changes ill all lhe'
clubs in the circuit.   The' Vancouver
many masle-rs eif the' game have been.
As an all-round player Cray is mediocre, Probably there are players ill
Montreal win. could defeat him in a
game wilh Cray's particular stroke
barred. Certainly there are hundreds
of better all-round players. Gray,
however, is a past master eef one particular shot. That shot is the losing
hazard into thc side pocket. With thei
me hall in balk. Cray glides into tin
siele pocket off lhe reel ball. Ili>
Stroke is see beautifully gauged that
the red ball travels lo lhe top eif the
table ami rebounds until it returns
to the exact speit near the- side where
it rested for the first shot. The str.ike
is repeated, the white ball going
intee tin- pocket and lhe red travelling
lo tbe head of the table and back. Il
is a common thing f'er Gray t" make
1,000 points on this stroke alone. In
fact, he can score aliii"-! a- often as
be likes, ami when once he gets the
red ball in the proper peesition the
name is practically over.
Te, see Gray manoeuvre fm' ihis position   is   a   delight    t"   lovers   eef   tile'
game, bul  lee see ihe  same easy  -h"i
made several hundred times pa"
, verybi idy who di ics not
ne liny   oil   the     gallic
reputation ot all Ameri-
bave when in England is
shown thus: The English will say.
'We can back So-and-Sol these Americans are always triers,' and I have
always felt proud te, hear that said.
"Now, in Austraia and Xew Zealand
professional athletes and professional
or amateur.
The climate is superb fe.r athletic-,,
and when one considers that there are'
mure people in Greater New Yeerk
than iu Austraia, New Zealand and
Tasmania combined, I think it is a
wonderful country to turn out so many
good athletes,
"Every eme loves sport in general
and there are very few that do not in-
dulge in some pastime. I think the
Australians are the biggest hearted
people in the world. They certainly
like- Americans, and I find in many
things   copy   American   methods.
"In Se.uth Africa lhe climate is very
hot. 1 could not produce my best results consistently although at times
I ran iaster in Johannesburg than 1
ever ran in my life. Without a doubt
in that city, where it is fi.OOO feet
above  sea  level,  a   man   can  run  two
'I yards   faster   in   a   hundred   than   he
r i ���.....i.i :.. i.*..- ..,.��� ...
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finest   quality and at the shortest ineticc, at Prices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will hc 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 & Tufnah
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
C611ing\vobd West Station
li witli
Before having yuur House Wind get in touei
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
Bulbs for the Cottage   Bulbs for the Villa
Bulbs for the Mansion
,   ETC.
Our carload ot the cream of the Dutch bulb gardens has arrived, and we arc
booking orders now.
This will be one of thc finest shipment! of bulbs that lias ever arrived here.
They have been thoroughly grown and matured -in Holland, and are in every
way  perfect  and unlike early  and  immature bulbs, which  give  no satisfaction.
These bulbs, with their long season's growth in Holland, wilt be found perfect and sure to give utmost satisfaction.
Place your orders now and ensure the tint choice of these bulbs.
Bulb catalogue, with cultural directions, will be mailed free on application.
Note the address���
Royal Nurseries Ltd.
Office, 330 Drake St., Vancouver.
Nurseries, Royal,  Kerrisdale P.O.,  B.C.
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We carry everything in the Liquor Line
No order too small, and none too large for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every Friday morning at 9 a.m.
therefore, soon had its curiosity satis.
fiejil about Gray, and declined to pa-
tronize his exhibitions. Before the
advent of the brilliant young Aus.
tralian great crowds used to assemble
tn watch liimaii. Stevenson, Diggie
and other experts, bul after seeing
Cray run 1,000 it declined i
excited when one of the others ran
4HI) or 500, ami so interi -t in all exhibitions waned. In order in revive
enthusiasm, billiard promoters resorted t'i thv use- e,i "money i latches." The
public was led tee believe that large
sums eef money were at -take' on the
games, ami that the players were
backing themselves for $500, $1,000 or
even $2,500. li was not long, hnw..
ever, before iln- average patron of the
..-ni.- saw through tin- artifice. Knowing tin form of tl e leading players,
and seeing one man presuraa I; b l
ting $2,500 on his chances of beating
another man. who was twice as good
a player, the- patron of the billiard
Imatches became disgusted, concluded
iln- whole game was a swindle and
stayed away.
The writer in Badminton admits
that Gray has done much for amateur
billiards, though he has injured lhe
professional name-. He has shown
tin possibilitii - of one shot, and has
emphasized the facl thai the losing
ha/are!, that is to say, the pocketing
��� of the cue ball after striking the red,
i- the backbone of English billiards
If an amati tit n ere to specialize on
one shot, paying no attention to the
otl i rs, his :;  w ould speedily improve bj one hundred per ccnl Vears
ago this lesson was taught bj !��� hn
Rob, ii   ii. ��� ��� ke, namely,
the potting i'i th. red ball in "���>- -
ihe- top pockets from the -i1 it Ro
he-its could continue this shot almost
;i> indefinitely as Cray can continue
his side shot, ami the- result wa- that
iln- makers "i billiard rules barred ii
m competitions I: is possible thai
Gray's success wiih iln- Bide pocket
shot may lead i" the barring e.i this
stroke also. However, there is plenty
..I' time tier the amateur tn master
it.    Only by specialization nil the pari
e.f the amateur will the great sap be
spanned which separates his game
irenn lhat of the professional, and
probably there is no sport in which
there is greater difference in feerm.
Tlu- best amateur in England, Mr.
11. \V. Virr, would he beaten two in
one en- three te, one by Inman. the
professional champion, and the longer
they played the greater would be the
percentage in favor of '.he professional.
*    *   *
Charles E. Holway. the American
professional sprinter, who has donned
spiked shoes and competed in various
countries, declares that if there was
met se> much betting in England there
would be better athletes in that country. English professionals, he declares, waste time and energy trying
to fool the handicapper ami this spoils
them in the long run. Holway has
met and defeated some of the best professionals in the world and has much
information concerning athletic conditions the world over. Some day. he
says, Australia will produce an athletic team that will surprise the
sharps. Thc climate there, he declares,
is just suited f��� >r athletics anil only
the small population prevents it from
keeping abreast wiih lhe countries
which  enter  teams  in  the  Olmpics.
In his travels Holway had an excellent chance tee observe conditions
and the methods e.f various athletes in
ivhl in Europe en- America, probably
due to the more refined air, I should
imagine the same results could be duplicate in Denver from what I hear
of il.
"During my travels in the last four
years I have studied every branch of
athletic sport, studied different athletes and their methods of training and
have learnt by experience the best
thing to ihe under certain conditions
Travelling is educational, no matter
stand i" win wna| tne subject may be, and 1 have
The   public,   been abb- tee pick  up a knowledge of
things  that   the     average    coach
trainer   will   perhaps   never  see.'
At Christmas. Time
At Christmas-time I don't mind much
become   Tokens
Icome and misguided gifts;
eh signed the heal I to touch
books  whose atmosphere uplifts;
ne dire fear hangs o'er my heart.
���   will   be   quenched   by   mere ;
I  dread tln.se latest worka of art.
Those   hideous,  j_; 11 a -11 y   ems S-Sl i I eh '
11 iwelsl
Atrocities  of bronze or brass
I've   learned   to  lake   with  smiling
For   gold-bedaubed   Bohemian   glass
1   gush   my   thanks   with   artless
grai e
I'll  even   stand  hand-painted  plaques
Or gilded and bcribboned trowels;
Or plaster casts or monk pipe-racks
Bul   nol   those   feai ful  cr is   stitch
The V
havi   di signs in re
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men bizarre and
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je    landscape ���    i il
hue -
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nd any sil  ;
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save    me'    from
stitch towels!
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rpt ��� '-
might)    in e: im 111
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Paul J. Rainey and two Colobus
monkeys captured by him, shown in
the motion pictures of his African
Hunt at the Imperial Theatre, one
week, commencing Monday, December 30
Special attention given public and privite banquets.
Beautifully located, restful surroundings, unexcelled dining-room. We will be honored by South Vancouver patronage.
A. G. Halstead
Hotel Headquarters, Vancouver Automobile Club
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
MONEY���If you   want to  borrow money on  your
deed, agreement of sale equity, life insurance,
automobile, boat or chattels, call up Seymour 2583
Band every Evening and Saturday  Afternoon
10   a.m  25c
3 p.m  35c
8:15  p.m '... 50c
Children 15c
i^BB^P^r .tlA
r':' '    i   \* J?Jf'���'���&���   .'"��       ^
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Pat
This has the following attributes :
���I Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage ; dustless-
ness; economy.
���1 Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
^ Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
*3 The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
fi Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
��� ���
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Granville Street South, Alter Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville Si. Vancouver, B. C. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1912
Geo. B. Howard,
Main  and  Harris
l'hone: Sey. 7012
Weed of December 30 Matinee* Wednesday and Saturday
In Sir Gilbert   Parker1! ramoua Play
Dramatized ley   Edgar Selwyn
PRICES : :5c, 35c, and 5C'c MATINEES 25c any seal
We  positively  must get our floors cleared.    The
tradesmen .are in. and carloads are coming   in,   for
Speedy clearance.   No reasonable offer refused. Cash
or terms
Phone: Seymour 2832. Near Davie.
Imperial Theatre
The   i emai I able   motion     pictures
taken by the  Paul .1   Raini \  i   pi di
1 tion   to   the-   center   of   British   East
I Urie.i.  whieh  ��ill In-  the attraction
ni   the   Imperial  Thi atr*    be ginning
. Monday,  I >. > ��� mber 30, for i me wi ek
i with  matiaew are  laid    to    demonstrate thc value of this invention, ���>��� >i
only ai   an entertainment, but ai ;m
aid to science and education,    li ii
human nature to believe whal een,' sees
and  in   these   pictures   it   is   claimed
there is ritual evidence of the manner in which the wild beasts conduct
themselves in the iunglci and on the
The characteristics of the many
animals seen al the water-holi and
on the chase arc laid t'e be indelibly
! play I
ee.rel in  ei;.   I nit, il Stat
ly produced l.y  Mi   Waltei
in  NV'.i
crn theatrical
scon d   ' and  this
was re]
11 ������ i;
coast of Mail
, i iiii-ii. it 11 nenible    ii pari that
not el i i Cha le Dickens "Dai id
Copporlield." and many of thi ���
actere, are similar li the.- contained
in thc book, There are man) very
thrilling situations, and a gi at di al home
of comedy I lie ending of thc third
act, rrec!    on  the o] en
sea,  will  bc  thc he -���   effect    ol    ii-
killil    e  yet   Offl reel   Pt    till-    I 11 ell I i'i'.    Till'
i entire  company  will appear.
printed on the minds of the ipccta-l.
tors. Above all, the pictures demon,
strati the value' of the American,
bred dog as a hunter of l>iu game
These pictures have proved a veritable sensation wherever Bhown, and
come t" Vancouver direel from four
weeks' success al the t'- >rt Theatre,
San Francisco, when' they played to
the largest receipts of any exhibition
iti the history "i motion pictures.
A  well  informed lecturer will  call
attrition  ie. the gem i  I
cal matters of interest.
tnel  techni.
How  About Those  Photographs
Promised Last Christmas?
And you need a quick fire in a heating stove.
Carry a complete line of heaters and are prepared to
deliver them on short notice.
We are featuring Coal, Wood and Oil Stoves, and
the prices are from $2.00 up.
Avenue Theatre
"The Country  Boy" at  the Avenue
all   tiii^   week   has   packed   them   in,
and ii" more delightfully played attraction has been seen "ii Vancouver
boards this season, li would be difficult i" overpraise thc work of the
Lawrence Players in this brilliant
comedy. Every one e,i the company
was well placed, and where all eliel *<.
well it would be invidous, perhaps, tee
particularize, but one cannol retrain
trom mentioning ihe admirable acting of Del Lawrence and Marion
Ruckert as the country 1 ,��� ���>��� Mid his
sweetheart,  and  ihe-  two    extremely
I clever characterizations contributed
by   Alt'   Layne and   Howard   Russell.
; Both of these fine artists excelled
themselves. Ed. Lawrence doubled,
and in each characterization made a
decided hit. The business for thc
week has been enormous, and "The
Country Boy" will take its place as
one of the greal successes "i tlu'
Avenue season,
Yielding to the requests of a legion of patrons, Messrs. Lawrence
ami Sandusky announce for next week,
starting Monday evening, December
30, a repetition i>f the bill with which
they opened their engagement at tin
Avenue, the famous play of the Canadian Northwest and the mounted po.
lice, "Pierre of the Plains," without
any question the greatest of all purely
Canadian plays. In this wonderful
stury nf Sir Cilherl Talker's, eeiu-
can see Camilla anil its pioneers as
it was. and still is. in s.ime sections.
It lacks nothing in its dramatic form
that is needed t" make a great play.
a splendid love motive, bright and
original comedy, a coherent and clever plot, and an interest sustained and
cumulative t'e the fall ni the last curtain.
The figure eii Pierre, picturesque,
masterful, with a reputation none
too clean, but lovable and gallant always is one of the linist attractive
ever put upon the boards. There lias
never been a dissenting neete' as tn
Del Lawrence's delineation nf Pierre
���it is as near perfect as human ail
car] make' it. In it he. sinks his own
identity), arid is. as one; aide metro-
peelitaii critic has put il. I'ierre himself, Mr. Layne ami Mr. Russell will
appear in their original roles e.f ihe
father  anel   son,  ami
iv blow in favor of English for English-speaking audiences, a- he dwell
upon  ihe themi   al  ur.-at length anel
in a manner whieh was convincing to
-. bo bi ard him.  "We lingers,"
hi'   went   'en   to   lay,  "have  been   in-
julting   th.'   intelligem ���    of   English-
speaking audiences  foi  iiie   past hun-
��� Ire-.l years and ii   i- about  tim<   ���'���'
I  ,',. i tan '.'.      Bei ausi
a ill   n< >l   I* am
English,   it   i-   ie -   fa- 'ii   why   we
ihould  be  compelled  to  learn   tin ir>
jet   in inti liigi itt cot
lo tiiur  '""'������""  ' programme
��� ��� citals iui h as 1 am about ti i di -
lit er tonight "
Unfortunately, hundreds of thou-
sandi i I hiimi - in Canada and the'
I iMtii] Statei are limply litteri 'I with
rag-times arid musical comedy efforts
that are demoralizing in the extreme,
- t'���. thai otherwise are quitt
ri spectable."
Remarks eef ihi~ strong character,
coming freim one of the mosl eminent artisl- America has ever pne-
duced, and the expression of views
which do met eminate freun any laek
of ability on the pan of David
Bispham '" sing in other
languages ihould have a wide-
reaching influence 'en beeih the
arli-i ami the concert-goer in all,
parts "i the- world in whieh the English li:ii^uuL.'e- predominates, Tim]
demand for an intelligent comprehension "f le.lh musical and souk
recitals is ever on ihe increase, and
with such champions i- David Bispham anel others, ii"t only will singers !����� compelled t'e sing in English
in English-speaking audieneds, bul
al-.. pianists ami violinists will be
called upon t""; as tar as possible
lend i'e a further enjoyment of the
program by some explanatory reman--, either of personal inspiration
or simply historical value, pertaining
i.i iii" music aboul to be inti rpreted
Halting* & Gore    Phone Sey. 3907
To-oight 0.15 Matinee S��l. 2.15
This  Week
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Vaudeville       Means
SHOW START5---2.45, 7.15, and 9.WP.m
Engagement Extraordinary
Ned   Way burn's
Surf  Bathers
���i���OTHER BIO ACTS���4
ffAr/itn DAILY         f
m muse ki;
re. i ('Ae?f.                  ���       KrsiBEurubB.]
One cf the charming members of the
Lawrence Stock Company, at the
Avenue Theatre
Panama Theatre
The Panama Theatre will have an
extraordinary goud play ���. 11 New
Vcar's week. li i- called "Hey
Rube," ami ulU a storj "i home "ii
the farm. The show i- one of those
lively e.nes lhat will keep thc audience in re.aels nf laughter from the
rise till ih.- fall of ihe curtain, ami in
it every member "t the splendid company  '..ill  have a line pari.
Their will hi' ten big singing and
dancing  numbers,  ami  as  a  holiday
bill it is exceptionally g 1.
A line stage setting has been specially painted, ami there will be Iwo
big electric effects. As usual there
will   be   three   performances,   with  an I way
extra  matim
The Dell's School.
A.la hail only three -hells. They
were rather nice ones, but she was
rathe-r grieved that tbcre were ii"'
more of them. The reason was that
she wanted to keep a dolls' sehe>��� >1.
After thinking over the matter feer
some time, Ada resolved i" make'
some more il"lls herself. She drew
I them as well as she could "ii thick
paper, then cut them out ami maele
little -ilk -bin- for them. Then she
made seats out of ceittem reels and
thin pieces "i wood, ami when the
paper dolls were set in news upon
these seats there was the school com-
plete. j
You would perhaps have laughed if
vou had heard Ada teaching her dolls.
i luce I happened i" be in the room
and heard what she said. These were
here words: "My dear elolls. our lesson this morning is about Being
Good. If you want t" he good 1
will tell ye ni "lie eer two ways. For
one, you must look at the best people you know���your fathers and
big sisters���and watch whal they do
and try to be like them. For another
you  must  read  in  beeeiks  about
\\ eek  11' ginning  I lei embi I  23
Another    Big    Weber    >\:    Fields'
Girl   Acl
Fun on the Ocean
15���Selected Weber .V  i ie]
Show Girls���IS
Pre -'tiling a Screaming 1
entith '1. "1   I lie ��� ��� "
4���OTHER  BIG  ACTS���1
"Vancouver's   Live   Wire"
(36  Hastings   Street)
For the Whole Family
Day.     | people   that   are   gejod  and  kind  and
try to be the  same.     That's  all now
about Being G I."
\\\'ll. that seemed t" be- a nice les-
son feer a little girl tee give. Dein'l
you think it was!'
Week C'
mmencing December 30
2 Shows, 7.30, 9.15, Nightly���15c, 25c,
Matinee Daily, 3 p.m.���15c, 25c
Seng  in   English.
An   importanl   feature   of   a   recent
seeng   reeilal   given    by    the   famous
American   baritone',   David   Bis_pham,| ���'  ��� ���
in   Vancouver,   vvas   his   mtroSuctory      Ardent   Suitor "1   la
comment.    The   recital   itself,   aside at \our feet."
from   this  comment,   wa-  an  artistic      Fair Lady "Your fortun
success; bul Mill more important  to know you had one"
Grand Theatre
niv   lee/luile
I didn't
American audiences were his astonishing admissions in a few well-chosen words, made immediately before
the' n-eilal proper te, those assembled
iu Dominion [fall "ii thai occasion.
The' comment wa- in pan as follow--     "Tlu-    English    language    is
g 1 eit'eiigh I" interpret ilu- melody
ami  iiH'animr pf music.    The  English
Language set tee iriusic is ��ever bad-
u ii I, ss   ii   be'  bail   Kngh-h.     I   believe
Anient Suitor���"Well, it isn't much
of a  fortune,  but  it  will look large'
beside those liny  feel."
offense,  but   the  supply  never   grows
Prices   10,   15,  25, and  50c
Holiday Suggestion
What Holiday Gift could be more acceptable to
the family than
An Extension Telephone
in that Sewing Room, Library and Den?
What steps it will save during 1913.
Call up Seymour 6070     -     Contract Department
British Columbia Telephone
Company Limited
two  Galbraiths,  father  ami  son	
Marion  Ruckert  will assume that ..f  thai  English-speaking singers shoiiW
lei,  Culbraith.    Tbe support  will  be  W8 io.%gl>sh.   Moreover, pongwrit-
'sli'e.ilg   in   every   particular,   ami   lhe   '.V"  ,'"!' ���,:"' *  ���""'l'"^-   slwpjd   I
-ante' beautiful  stage  settings will  be
shown  as  iii  ihe  former  production,
Holiday matinee    Wednesday
"Pa, why
s  a   fool
���i: pai li di
"So  thai  a
Y. 1 - ,
..ut working,
11   is  quitf  e\ iei i
.intends to
that   this   ejm
Mrike  a   'ie . i-
M"St   men   beileve   t'ha!   V
devoid 11 o'sc e i lumber
are mn. 'I In y regard man
but   are'   airaiel   to  laugh   for
will   greew   Tat,
��� with.
omefl   "re
Hut the\>
is   a   j"Ve>,
tear   tlleV
Empress Theatre
That famous .play. "Uncle Tee
Cabin," is packing ilu- theatre
every performance. Such an elabon-
at.' production ha- not been Been qt,
this theatre tin- season. Sixty men,
women ami i hildren are utilized, ami
ihe song- ami dancing is a great attraction. This version wa- dramatized
bv Mr. Walter Sanford, ami is entirely different t" all other version*
The' lirst aet ..pens in l'ncle T.ein's
Cabin, showing (he slaves holding a
prayer meeting. Mr. Shelby, the
owner 'ef Uncle Teem, sells him be
Sim..ti l.egree, and he is torn from
his wife and children. The next
scene takes place on the old Pike
Re.ad. and then shifts to a scene on
the Ohio River tilled with cakes of
ice, over which Eliza escapes with
her child. This is truly a magnificent stage effect. The second aet
occurs on the Mississippi Levee, and
shows a steamboat with double decks.
Here Uncle Tom and a gang of
slaves are on their way down the
river. The meeting of Little Eva
with Uncle Tom occurs, and the pur-
ehase of Tom by Eva's father. The
third act shows St. Clair's plantation
and a stage full of happy darkies, succeeded later by the death of little
Eva. The last act occurs at Sinueii
Legree's plantation, and shows the
.death of Uncle Tom from brutal
treatment. There is a final scene
showing Eva in Heaven. Walter
Sanford is ideal as Uncle Tom. and
plays the role with the art that seems
reality. Dulcie Cooper excels as Kva.
acting with a sweetness and patlu'S
that wins all hearts. Simon Legree.
George Harris. Topsy. Aunt Ophelia,
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby. Eliza. Cassie.
and all the other familiar characters
are beautifully played by the company. There is a quartette of colored performers that add greatly to the
sueeess of the presentation, rendering quartettes eif , plantation songs
and dancing characteristic of the
One of those thrilling plays with
a great mechanical stage effect will
be the bill next week at the Empress  Theatre.     This    is    "Tempest
Business   College
"The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded
Corner Main St. & 10th Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont   2075
Drs. Howie & Hall
H.ivr   opened   up   new   and   iip-t-j-Jate
Denial  Parlors in thc Williams   HIoc'k,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have installed ail the latest and
best appliances, and are prepared to
Rive you the best there is in the dental
A share oi your patronage is
Gas    administered   for   the    painless
extraction  of   teeth.
P. O   Howie, DD.e
Wm. 8. Hall, DD.S.
Phone   Sey.   3266   for   appointment
Nance Uraania
Palmist and Astrologist
Astral - ordained
NANCE URAANIA : She not only calls
you by name, but calls your departed relatives by name, and tells you Just what you
call for. Reveals everything as though seen
with  the  naked  eye.
Do not delay to call on this gifted woman;
she has a message tor you. ��� Kindly bring
this ad. with you.
MR. DEL S. LAWRENCE-   ��� ~ -: ���
Of the Lawrence Stock Co., appearing at the Avenue Theatre
Geo. Jones
Lame and Interfering horses will
receive special care and attention.
All kinds of hand-made shoes, running shoes, running plates, toe
plates, etc.
AH horses entrusted to me will receive  every  care  and' attention.
571 Beatty Street TEN
The Finance Committee has decided that the ceeiiimittee lias no power
to pay the legs] costs incurred by
Chief Jackson in defending himself
against the accusations recently
brought against him by ihe brothers
Clarke, who are at present awaiting
their trial e>n a charge e,f perjury.
��� *    ���
Special Christinas services were
In Id in nu est e.f the churches in
Seeuth Vancouver on Sunday last.
* ��    *
The Council will Inspect the waterworks system of South Vancouver
some time between Christmas and
New   Years.
* t    st
Tlie Council has authorized additional are lights to be placed at the
corner of Seventeenth and Quebec
Streets,   Seventeenth   and   Manitoba;
Seventeenth and Columbia; Twenty.
nineih and Quebec, and Thirtieth and
Sophia   Streets.
st    st    *
The peilice combination auto pa-
treel and ambulance wagon, which
was ordered sume weeks ago, on thc
recommendation <>f the police committee, has been delivered, and is now
at the service of the police when required.
ele        *        e��
At a special meeting of the Municipal Council the Council unanimously decided to defer the special franchise bylaw submitted by Mr. Walter
Thomas for the Hritish Columbia
Gas Company, Limited, which it was
proposed to establish on  Eraser.
��� *    *
A stove-pipe through the roof of a
kitchen at the back part of a house
on Euclid Avenue and Earl's Road,
Collingwood,   caused  an   outbreak   of
fire at 8:25 on Friday morning of last
week. The firemen attached to No.
1 firehall, under Captain Eberhardt,
responded to an alarm and extinguished the fire. Several linemen on
the H. C. E. R. gave valuable assistance.    Thc damage amount! tee about
*    *    *
Councillor Elliott and Clerk Springford have been appointed a committee
to wait upeiii the B. C. Telephone
Company in regard te, telephone rates
in the Municipality.
(Continued from  1'age  ll
Fraser Street everything had the appearance of a Sunday. Some people
were seen going to church, others,
like myself, were out taking a walk.
Not a single person was te, be seen
under the influence of liquor. Ne,
merry bands of youths and maidens
were to be met anywhere. Song and
laughter were Conspicuous by their
absence. Yet in the faces of those
you met were smiles of contentment
and happiness. If the rough, jovial
hilarity of the Old Country was wanting, in its place there was contentment with life which only a satisfied
mind can  bring.
*t       *       *
To our Scottish readers we wish
a Guid Xew Year. "Hogmanay" will
bring many memories to those who
have stood below the "Old Tron" as
its hands neared the midnight hour
and heard that hush that fell over
the vast crowd as the lirst stroke of
the New Year fell and the song of
welcome rose from that great audience. While we cannot join in the
darling and fooling that will flow
through the country the first days
of the year, yet at our Ingle Nettk
here in South Vancouver, we can
teeast the land which will aye be dear
io us. Wishing eeiiv and all of our
readers a   Happy   New   Year.
*    *    *
Smiles   were   seen   everywhere   e,n
Tuesday   as   it   leaked   out   that     the
Finance Committee had granted several advances in salaries. The ques-
lioii of salaries has been shelved from
time to time during the year. Pre-
vieeiisly it has been the habit e,f the
new Council to grant the various increases, but the present Council took
what   we   believe   tee   be     the     wisest
course. An outgoing Council know
heal ihe merits of various employee!
and therefore il  is up lo lhe  Council
then in power to grant an increai.
where   merited.
South Vancouver Remarkably Free
From Crime
The work eef the police has greatly
increased, but the municipality as a
whole has been remarkably free freem
serious crime, is the text of Chief
Jacl son's annual report Commenting upon the year's weirk. Chief
Jackson slates that in March last the
police brought te, justice the perpetrator of the Central Park Hank outrage. On the second occasion when
this bank was held up the criniialn
escaped through Ihe failure eef an
automobile at the critical moment
when P. C. Wales came in contact
with   the   desperado.
There were during the year 442
charges and .128 convictions. 298
licences were issued, and 978 dog
licences were issued as well as 338
lor female dogs; nine fatal accidents, three suicides, fourteen com.
milted to an asylum, and eleven sudden deaths.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Day, who are
visiting in the East will return on
January 6.
South  Vancouver  Council  Considers
Taking Care of Refuse
Councillor Robinson and Inspector
Pengelly, as a result of their investigations in Calgary reported in part
io the last meeting of the Health
Committee as follows :
"We have come to the conclusion
that the only method of disposal giving satisfactory results from an eco.
mimical and sanitary point of view
is the destruction of refuse by lire in
specially   constructed  incinerators.   In
the eoure of our investigations    we
have ascertained that the choice of
an incinerator must be made with
Krcat care, as there are certain essential characteristics that it must
pOSSCSS in eirder to give economical
and satisfactory sanitory results."
The report  was adopted.
Staff Get Increase
Slight increases to members of the
.Municipal Hall staff have been
granted   by   Ihe  present   Councillors.
Having worked with the Municipal
employees for a year and become
cognizant of their true worth the
Councillors considered it wise to depart from the past policy of leaving
the revision of the wage schedule to
the incoming Council. The increases
become effective January.
Christmas Prize-winners
The Christmas drawing for thc
handsome prizes offered by G. E.
McBride Co., took place on Tuesday,
when Miss Margaret Lally, of "The
Chinook" drew the lucky numbers as
follows : Electric iron, Mrs. W. A.
Woods, 2741 Scott Street; safety
razor, Mr. J. W. Sashaw, 6410 Wind-
son sireet. Both winners expressed
themselves as greatly pleased with
the generosity of G. E. McBride &
the    Hilliker
This South Vancouver school bearing the name of one of Canada's greatest financiers, is situated in tile
heart of C. P. R. property, tens of t housands of dollars worth of which has heen sold during the past few
weeks for homesites,
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desirable qualities for use in Vancouver than any other pavement. It
has a good surface for traction, is
easy on horses and vehicles, is less
noisy than other pavements, does not
require a costly plant for making repairs, and when worn out can bc resurfaced  with   other   materials.
From Bridgeport, Conn., City Engineer Maurice F. McKenna writes :
"We have laid considerable lire-clay
and vitrified leaving blocks, but abemt
Jive years ago there was a general
demand for wood block. We laid
half a mile of this wood block pavement on one of our main arteries,
and it has given such general satisfaction that I do not think we will
consider any either kind of pavement
���at present at least. The block pavement laid carefully, on not too severe
a cross section, makes not only a
very beautiful, but an easy pavement
for  horses."
Now against these opinions of men,
some of whom are recognized the
world over, a* authorities on such
matters, we have to place on record
that expressed by Mr. Fellows, Engineer of the City of Vancouver, who
was quoted by one gentleman as
stating that it was hard to keep the
blocks from bulging, and that they
cost more to maintain than any other
class of pavement. These statements
were denied by other gentlemen
present. It is generally allowed,
however, lhat before anyone can pose
as an authority on a certain subject
a little practical experience is of
some slight value. The actual experience gained hy the engineer of
our neighboring city can best be
judged by his application for admission to the Canadian Society of Civil
W. F. Farrow Walter Graddon
Phone : Collingwood 32 ��: ^
Real Estate, Insurance and Financial Agents
We also control nearly 400ft. of deep waterfrontage on the
North Arm of the Fraser River in the City of New Westminster
with trackage on the B. C. Eiectric Railway.
Price $125 per Front Foot
Happy  Christmas    atj^^^^^^^^
No where in the broad Dominion
of Canada was Christmas Day more
merrily marked than at the hospitable
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Hilliker,
corner of Fraser Street and Fifty-
lirst Avenue, South Vancouver. Mr.
tud Mrs. Hilliker are from Woodstock, Ontario, and the twenty
guests they entertained were natives
of the County of Oxford, who have
found prosperous contentment on
the Pacific Coast. Among those who
sat down tei dinner were Mr. and
Mrs. David irvlna and .'.'r. W. i!.
Irving. Mr. and Mrs. William Sylvester and two sons, John Sylvester,
Charles Sylvester, John Sylvester, }���:..
Miss Sarah Sylvester, Lyon Larway,
Mrs. Larway and son, Percy Larwav
and Mi. Nelson Mulvin. Then; was
dancing   and   remtrts.
Mr. de Forrest Ililli-
tile general enjoyment
an   occasional   number
much   music,
cencing,   and
ker  added   to
b\   lenderti'g
on tiie pive.
Choice lands near cities of Vancouver and  N
British Columbia Electric Railway Helt, suitable
ing, poultry raising and fruit-growing purposes,
lots.    Many of these properties possess the great
open   roads,  accessibility   to   markets,  postoffice,
porta don.
Wc have instructions lo offer these lands at
sent market value, and special inducements will
For further particulars call at our offices and
Agreements for Sale Purchased and
at Current Rates    ^^^^^^^^^
The Yorkshire Guarantee
& Securities Corporation Limited
440 Seymour Street
Phones: 6188 and 6189     R. Kerr Houlgate, Manager
ew Westminster, in
for market garden-
For sale in any size
advantages of good
school  and   trans-
greatly below  pre-
bc made to actual
ask for Mr. Shayer.
Money to Loan
Armstrong!    Armstrong!
who is
Donaldson   &   McDonald
Dealers in
All Kinds of Chicken Feed
4213 Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 1514
Engineers,  which  came  before    that
body   during   the   current   year,   and
which   reads   as   follows :      Fellows
Frederick  Lyn, of  Vancouver,  13.  C.
horn  at   Ottawa,   December   11,   \SC0.
Educated  at   Upper   Canada  College;
1881 on Dominion Land Surveys New
Brunswick and Quebec.    1886 to 1889
under   articles   of   apprenticeship   for
D.L.S.,   acting   as     transitman     and
leveller,   waterpower   and     sewerage
plans; 188�� to 1891) assistant to C. Tl.
Keefer and  II    B. Aylmcr, Construction  of   Hay   of  Quinlc  bridge;   1890
to 1893, deputy town engineer Toronto
Junction   (pop,   tipprox.   601)11   under
J.   M.   Bridge  in   charge   of   sewers.
pavements,   subways,   etc.;     1892     to
1899, in private practice in Toronto,
1900 to 1911 town engineer for West-
mount,   I.'.   Q.   (pop.   approx.   10,000,
with nn creosoted block pavements).
Now, when one considers the weight
of evidence, and investigates for himself   the   twenty   odd   miles   of  creosoted blocks laid in Vancouver during the  last  twelve years under  the
experienced advice of Col. Tracy and
Mr. W. S. Clements, it must be conceded  by  most   reasonable  men   that
our   Councillors,   beyond  all   shadow
of  a   doubt,   acted   in   the   very   best
interests of the  Municipality in  their
determination to  pave this important
thoroughfare   with   this   most   desirable and durable material, which will
undoubtedly   carry  the  severest  kind
of  traffic   for  the   full  length  of  the
life of the bonds, as against the  five
year   quaranteed   pavements  advocated  by  inexperienced  men  who  have
not taken  the trouble  to go even  so
far into  the  matter  as  to  discriminate between the streets in the neighboring  city  of  which  there  are,   unfortunately, several, which were pointed  out  to   me  as  laid   with   a  bleick
dipped   in   a   preserving   preparation
and  the  poorest  quality  of mill-cull-
ed  cedar.���Yours,  etc.,
Creosoted Wood Block
Wood Block Pavements always attract traffic wherever they are in use.
The reduction in the noise accomplished by the use of Dominion Wood
Blocks greatly improves the value of
stores and offices, facilitates the transaction of business, frequently brings
about higher renting values and higher assessment values. It attracts pedestrian traffic as well as making the
streets a more important thoroughfare for vehicles.
Wood Block Pavement has the extreme advantage of noiselessness and
great durability under heavy traffic.
Competitive tests have repeatedly
shown it to be superior in durability
to granite block, which formerly was
the most durable pavement known. On
streets like Broadway, New York;
Dearborn Street, Chicago; Tremont
Street, Boston, and Market Street,
Philadelphia, it is now demonstrating
the superiority of its resilient resistance to the hammering of heavy
Hospital Accommodation
Reeve Kerr and Councillor Robinson, chairman of thc Health Committee, will on Friday evening at 8
o'clock meet the board of the Vancouver General Hospital in the
board room to discuss the hospital
problem, and particularly the matter of a contribution from the Municipality towards the maintenance of
Sonth Vancouver patients while in
the hospital.
An invitation has also been extended to representatives from Point
Grey and Burnaby to take part in
the conference.
Dominion Wood Blocks are Manufactured
in South Vancouver
by the
Dominion Creosoting Co. Limited ��� ���W.i*
South Vancouver
Where the possibilities are the same to-day as
they were in Vancouver a decade ago. Where
Greater Vancouver's only freshwater harbor
can be made. Where Greater Vancouver's
industrial centre will develop. Where the
working-man still has a chance.
View from Mitchell's Island, opposite Municipal Bunkers.
The North Arm calls for industries
HAD Nature left the west cuast of Canada without
the great, placid harbor of Burrard Inlet, and
had there been no City of Vancouver, the fourteen and a half square miles upon which has been
builded the community of South Vancouver would
have possessed all the big features necessary to tlie
building up of a metropolis.
But on Burrard Inlet the pioneers found the most
convenient place for the car and cargo to meet. At
that point was Vancouver founded. Scarcely had the
place been named before there began to be exercised
upon the city the greatest force that could be conceived���a focusing of the weight of the marvellous
development of the Canadian West.
Five years ago South Vancouver was but a wilderness. The land was heavily wooded, and along the
banks of the North Arm stream was a country of
primeval grandeur.
South Vancouver's advance has been similar to that
of the City of Vancouver, only, proportionately, it has
been ten times as intensive. South Vancouver in
five years has been transformed from a wilderness
into a happy homing community where 35,000 people
live and thrive.
Tn one month this year the building permits issued
in South Vancouver totalled $310,995.00.
Statistics show that during the year 1912 the total
value of the buildings erected in South Vancouver
reached approximately $3,000,000.00. .
During the year the great majority of the permits
were for buildings ranging in value from $500.00 to
$5,000.00.   These buildings wcre chiefly homes.
In the past twelve months some thirty stores and
apartment houses were built in South Vancouver; six
saw mills and lumber yards; five churches and four
new public schools.
Assessment for 1912 was $39,176.84.
In 1912 South Vancouver spent $900,000.00 on road
building; $100,000.00 on sidewalks; $325,000.00 on
waterworks; $495,000.00 on schools.
There is a splendid water system in South Vancouver. In the past two or three years nearly 200
miles of mains were laid throughout the Municipality.
Some $275,000.00 is being spent this year on permanent paving throughout South Vancouver.
Fifty-five miles of plank sidewalks were laid this
There are thirteen public schools in South Vancouver. Approximately 5,000 pupils attend daily.
During the year the increase in the attendance was
1,150. The increase in Vancouver in the same period
was 1,000.
One million dollars is invested in public schools and
school sites in the district. The value of South Vancouver churches and the property upon which they
are built is approximately $2,000,000.00.
Nowhere throughout the world has the progress of
South Vancouver been equalled. From a forest to ;t
city in five years is its record. Its site is not less
beautiful than thai of the parent city. South Vancouver's climate approaches the ideal.
Towards the North Arm of the Fraser, the Municipality slopes. And at the top of thai slope is a view
on either side that is magnificent. Look to the north
and the mountains across the Inlet, with their snowy
tops, frown down upon you. To the south you have
a splendid view of the big sleepy Fraser Kiver as it
slips into tlie salt expanse of the Gulf of Georgia, and
beyond, the smiling productive agricultural acres of
Lulu Island. On a clear day, the great, silvery Gulf
itself can be viewed to the east, while to the west are
to be seen the mountains across the l'nited States
border, in the State of Washington, outstanding
among which is hoary-headed old Mount I laker.
So South Vancouver is the place where families
coming to the coast find ideal homesites.    Nowhere
on the Peninsula can land be purchased more cheap
ly than in this district, and the fact has induced the
middle classes to settle in the community.
While South Vancouver offers much as a residential
district, it is destined to become a great manufacturing centre. For five miles and a half on the south
runs the North Ann of the Fraser. On the deepening and widening of this stream the Dominion Government will spend some six millions of dollars,
transforming it, from Westminster to the Gulf, into
a great fresh-water harbor.
Today, scores of smaller craft ply hourly up and
down the North Arm to Westminster, and when the
improvements have been wrought, great steamers
may rest at anchor in the river, When that time
comes, South Vancouver will share with the city
proper the great portion of the shipping of Hritish
There are few industries along the North Arm today. In fact, the shores of the stream are practically
grown up with brush and limber. lint men are beginning to realize the importance of the land fronting
on the river as manufacturing sites. Here, in fact,
is the only waterfrontage on the peninsula that is
available for manufacturing sites.
In five years' time, Greater Vancouver will have a
population of half a million people. And when that
time arrives Smith Vancouver, with her cheap land
for homes, and her cheap land for manufacturing purposes, will be wrought into possibly the dominating
unit of the greater city. Her five miles and a half
of fresh waterfrontage will support a smoke-stacked
battery of industries when the city is builded up from
Burrard Inlet to the Fraser.
The Dominion Government will make the North Arm of the Fraser one of the World's most Important Waterways
Mr. Kenneth Lamond, Acting Secretary, Board of Trade


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