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Vol. I. No. -'')
Price 5 Cents
Plebiscite on Annexation Terms
Will be Taken December 7
South Vancouver Council  to Secure  Opinion of Ratepayers on
Agreement Next Month���The Terms
A plebiscite on the question of an-'
nexation of South Vancuuver by the
City of Vancouver will be taken on
December 7. The date was fixed at
a meeting of the Council on Wednesday e>f this week, when Mr. J. B.
Springford, clerk of the municipality,
was  appointed  returning  officer.
The terms of the annexation agreement   as   recently   agreed   to   by   the t
annexation  committees  of the  Coun-
dis of Vancouver and South Vancou- j
ver follows :
That three asscsseirs be appointed, I
One by the City of Vancouver, one by
the   Municipality   of   South   Vancou-1
ver, and one by the City and Municipality jointly,  tei  fix  thc assessments
of  the  City anil  the  Municipality on
an even basis, for the purposes of annexation   and   of     financing    Greater
Vancouver;   the   City  being  prepared
tee expend all moneys that South Van-1
Couver will be entitled to, to place thc
Municipality on  a basis of absolute j
equality with  the City, and that fur- j
ther   negotiations   of   annexation   be
proceeded with.
Re   representation���That   representation be fixed on the basis of seven '
to  sixteen,  namely :   seven   aldermen
for South Vancouver.to present City
representation of sixteen aldermen.
Re tram franchise, rates of electrici
ty and telephones, and postal delivery .
That the Council of thc City of Vancouver pledge themselves to use their
best endeavors to secure the following :
Consolidated tram franchise.
Uniform rates for electricity, both
power and lighting, throughout
Greater Vancouver.
Increased postal delivery (Greater
Vancouver in this connection means
Vancouver and South Vancouver cem-
Re  harbor  improvement���That  the
i Council  of  the  City  of    Vancouver
! pledge themselves to preserve an aggressive   policy   of   harbor   improvement  throughout  Greater  Vancouver,
��� this policy to include  the improvement of the Xorth Arm of the Fraser,
and  the establishment of harbor facilities  therein.
Re street ends���That street ends on
Fraser   River  shall   not  bc  alienated,
jbut  used  exclusively  for  public  pur-
| poses.
That the staffs of the present Municipal Office, the School Board, and
1 teachers, he continued in employment
' where possible.
Re cemetery���That a joint cetne-
I tcry be procured for the City and adjoining municipalities with the object
uf closing the  present  cemetery.
Five-minute Service on Fraser Avenue
An improved tram lervice on Fraser Avenue will be inaugurated within the very near future, li was announced
at the offices of the B. C. E. K. on Thursday of this week
that with the arrival of new cars for the City lines, the:
residents ol Fraser Avenue will have a five-minute =cr
vice during the congested hours of the- mornings anel
The lirst ejf a series of new cars being built in the New
Westminster bams of the company will be received next
Tuesday, and there will be a weekly shipment of eme car.
Word has also been received from Philadelphia that the
first of a shipment of thirty-live new cars leer the Cily
lines will he made on Tuesday of next week, see that the
ceimpany should be soon in a position to improve the service mi this line.
Several deputations have waited un the company in regard lei the service on this line, anel the announcement will
nu doubt bc received with a good deal of interest. The'
great growth of Vancouver and the outlying districts has
he-en a serious problem for the transportation department
uf the  1'.. C   li. R., but every effort is being maele tej cope
with conditions.
Pavement for Westminster
Road is Recommended
Council Decides on Granitoid and Wood Block Form of
Paving--Deputation to Wait on Government
Around the Municipal Hall
Rupert Street Widening Plans
Are Approved by Council
Thoroughfare Between Certain Points to be Made 80-feet
Roadway���Permanent Pavement on Bridge Street
The widening uf Rupert Sireet from
a 66-foot street tu 80 feet will proceed
at once. At a meeting of the council
em Monday afternoon the proposal
was discussed at length and Councillnr Robinson and Engineer Clement
were empuwered to carry out the work
eef moving four buildings situated on
lhat street to enable the widening eif
the thoroughfare. Rupert Street will
be widened between Westminster
Road and Government Street and
papers deeding seven feet of property
"ii either side of the street to the
municipality arc now being made out
by the property owners along this
thoroughfare. ���Rupert Strce-t extends
From tlie Fraser to Burrard Inlet.
Grading of this road is now under
way. The question of bringing up the
grade tn within a few feet uf thc B.
C. E. R. bridge at West Collingwood
eas alsei the subject of discussion at
'he meeting. Reeve Kerr stated that
when at Calgary recently he noticed
lhat the authorities wcre creating subways in order to abolish the danger
from level crossings, and that il would
leave been preferable In lower the
grade nf Rupert Street instead of
ereating a  level   crossing  there.
Several deputations wailed on the
council. One deputation asked that
ihe council consider ihe question of
I permanent pavement feir Bridge
Street," so that the car track may he
(tended from Sixteenth Avenue i"
King Edward Avenue, as ii is understood thai the cily eif Vancuuver proposes i'i pin down a permanent pave-
nent up i'i Sixteenth,   It was pointed
���ut thai Bridge Slreel is partly in
lie municipality nf Point Grey, anil
Iter soms discussion it was agreed
to forward a resolution in the Point
Grey council staling that the Senilh
Vancouver councillors were' in favor
'���I Bridge Street being permanently
paved from Sixteenth Avenue tn King
Kdward  Avenue  and  that  permanent
ir rails bc laid on  that streel.
The council further resolved that
ihe clerk be authorised tei inform thc
council of Point Grey that Ihe Semth
Vancouver council is in favor of
e hanging thc name Bridge Street to
Cambie Street; but that the council
ihinks the word "South" should be
eliminated, the suggestion of the
Point   Grey   council   being   that   the
street he named South Cambie Street.
Mr. Russell, Cedar Cottage, interviewed the council in reference to the
Condition of a drain in the neighbor-
heeod eel Karl's Road and asked if
something cnuld not be done. Ile reminded the council that diphtheria had
broken out in the district, and added
that septic tanks were perhaps in part
contributory, He considered the present drainage should be lowered at
least eighteen inches, lie also considered a small hospital should be established in the district, bo that children affected sheiuld not come in contact with others, and infection be
thereby prevented.
Reeve Kerr stated that the health
officers were watching the diphtheria
cases very closely, and he did not
think the provision of a small hospital
would affect the matter one way ur
thc other. It was a pity that the
people in Ward Two did nut support
the sewerage bylaw better. That
would have obviated the nuisance
about which he now complained. The
matter was left with Councillor Klliott
anil the engineer.
It was resolved that owing to the
fact that the school trustees had clos-
eil a lane crossing thc Lord Selkirk
school grounds they should he notified that thc council wished them to
provide an outlet to the lane su closed.
A suggestion was made that a len-
foot strip running easl and wesl from
Welwyn to Commercial, on the south
side nf ihe school grounds, should be-
deeded i" the municipality for road
A  communication   freun  iln-   Point
Grey council in  regard tee the'  British
Columbia Electric Railway franchise
was left eiver fur further consideration
after the City of Vancouver has come
Iii a decision in thc matter of consolidation.
The Reeve was instructed to com
municate with Attorney - General
Bowser, advising him that the council
wished an extension to he granted to
Commissioner Crehan In respect of
his audit   until April  1,  1913.
It was decided to install additional
arc lamps at Twenty-second Avenue
and Maxwell Street, Forty-eighth
Avenue, one block west of Victoria
Drive, and Thirty-fourth Avenue and
Gladstone   Street.
Wc were always under thc impression that the Municipal Hall was
as well equipped as the offices of thc
School Board, but wcre disappointed
the other day to find that such was
not thc case. In the School Board
offices there is a large pencil-sharpener where by a few turns of the ban.
die a dozen pencils can be sharpened
in the time one takes in securing a
knife from the pockets. The introduction of an up-to-date pencil-sharpener in thc Hall would repay itself in
the saving of time in little mure than
a week.
*    *    *
Outside the hall on Friday last
stood a sad and sorrowful group while
a few loungers stood leaning over the
fence. Every few minutes thc loungers interjected remarks, but no responsive smile illuminated the countenance nf those who were at work.
Chief Jackson mechanically worked
as if he had only newly recovered
freim a severe attack of lumbago
while Sergeant l'.rainwell's face had
lost its wonted smile. Th'1 clerk of
the court seemed to be intently watch
ing thc fleeting clouds as they scudded
across the sky before a smart breeze
Ile  was  alsei  silent.
Mr. Qrehan's chauffeur stood beside
the   group   with   a   wistful   look   and
anxious eye.    Nothing was heard but
a  gurgle,  gurgle   and   a   dark,   frothy
i stream flowed through the municipaj
.yard.    The   group  was  carrying  out
I the   magistrate's   instructions   in   destroying the lieptor funnel In a  blind-
1 pig some weeks ago.
With a job all but completed thc!
chief picked up a bottle half full of
brandy and was preparing to empty il
when an Irish laborer passed and,
: asked to be given the remainder. Upon
(he chief refusing, the Irishman retorted:
"May you never know the delight
ni a drop of whiskey till the devil gets
you, and when he does get you, may
lie1 do with it what ye ni have done today."
The Irishman's witty reply broke
the tension and caused the group to
smile; but what a sickly smile! Then
slowly they filed within the precincts
of the peilice office.
=|e        e*        *
The    first    duty    Reeve'   Kerr   was
em   Saturday
i lie nisi umy ivccve jvei I was
called upon to perform on Saturday
last when he returned to take up his
civic duties was to sit ah eng with
Acting Magistrate Thomas in judgment  upon  a youth  of  sixteen,  who
i,1i"i,le>el       i.eeillv       lo       Sti':eliiler     :i      seil:ell
Tin- class eef leaving tor Westminster Road between Knight Road anel
I'ark Avenue, being the part of the
interurban road running within the
borders of South Vancouver, was de-
cieleel upon at a special meeting e.f the
Council on Wednesday afternoon.
Half e,f this stretch of roadway will lee.
paved by the B. C. Granitoid Ceiin
pany, and the other half by thc V. L.
McAdam Company, who will lay creo
setteel wood blocks. The whoic cosl
��� ef the paving amounts tu something
over a quarter of a million el,,liar-.
The Council sat in committee for
over three hours before their announcement was made. Then it was
made in the form of the following
resolution, moved by Councillor
Campbell and seconded by Councillor
Third :
That thc municipal engineer be instructed to bring in a recommendation
at the next regular meeting of the
Council for the construction of creosoted wood block and granitoid pavements een Westminster Road, frum
Knight Street to Park Street, half the
length tn be paved with each class
t)i pavement.
The tender of the B. C. Granitoid
Ceimpany was $229,360.80, anil that of
the V. I.. McAdam Company $277.-
285.83. As these tenders are divided,
the total  of the contract is $253.32.-!.
As the Provincial Government has
made a grant of $70.0(10 towards the
paving of this road, naturally tiny
will have to bc consulted on the question before it can be saiel to In- finally
closed. <)n the motion of Councillor
Robinson, seconded by Councillor
Campbell, it was resolved that the
Reeve, the Chairman of the Board eef
Weirks, Councillors Elliott anel Rob-
insoii, wilh the Municipal Engineer,
he appointed a deputation to wait on
the Government re Westminster Road
paving, and advising the Government
eef the Council's decision in the matter.
11 was expected that the delegation
would leave on Friday of this week
lo present the case before the Govern.
A bylaw endorsing the paving will
'have I., come before the ratepayers,
an.l Mr. Colin Clarke was asked as
to the elate when this bylaw could
come before the people. He stated
that ii could not be submitted hy December 14 Reeve Kerr wanted to know
if the bylaw .-.,uI<1 he placed at the
same time as the municipal elections
w,re held���in January. Other members of ilu- Council agreed with him
that there was no time to be wasted
ii lhe bylaw was to be submitted during the term of office of the present
Over fifty contractors interested ia
the aware were present when the de-
cision oi ihe- Council was announced.
Appended is a full statement, show.
ing the amount of tenders submitted :
Asphaltic concrete on concrete���
Canadian Mineral Rubber Co., 5 inch
concrete, $226,988.95; Canadian Mineral Rubber Co.. 6-inch concrete, $234.-
03375; M. 1'. Cotton G.��� Ltd., 6-
: inch c.ncreie'. $254,802.17.
Asphaltic concrete on bituminous
base���Canadian Mineral Rubber C(e.,
$222,ni6.15; M P. Cotton Co., Ltd.,
Bithulithic pavement on 6-inch con.
crete���Columbia Bitulithic Co., maintenance bond, $271,853.45; Columbis
Bitulithic Co., retention eif lo per
cent, on pavement, $273,925.45; Columbia Bitulithic G . retention of 10
per cent, on contract, $275.'107.45,
Bitulithic pavement "ii bituminous
base���Columbia Bitulithic Co., maintenance bond, $245,331.85; Columbia
Bitulithic C'ee.. retention of 10 per
cent, of pavement, $247,403.85; Columbia Bitulithic Co., retention of 10
per cent, of contract, $249,475.85.
Granitoid pavements���South Vancouver Bhilding Supply Co., 5-inch
concrete, $158,211.73; South Vancouver Building Supply Co., 6-inch concrete, $168,276.88; M. P. Cotton Co.,
Ltd., cement concrete, $207,480.48; B.
C. Granitoid Co., granitoid, $221.-
Creosoted wood block pavement ���
V. I. McAdam & Co., $277,285.83; M.
P. Cotton Co.. Ltd., $317.24071. ���
Councillor Thomas Scores
Terms of Annexation Agreement
Says Agreement is Vague and Misleading, Pointing Out
Treatment D. L. 301  Has Received by City
Total Number of Services Now Reach
Almost 7,000.
Water Superintendent Mullett reported to the water committee that
thc well at Victoria Road is now complete and is yielding 300,000 gallons
Of water daily. During the two weeks
ended October 31, the number of new
services installed was 55, at a cost of
$343.50, and thc number of services
installed during the ten months of
Ihe current year was 2123, at a cost
of $12,003.99, bringing the total number of services installed to 6884.
The cost of operating, maintenance,
lowering of mains, well drilling, construction, etc., including material and
labor during the two weeks, was
$��409.32, bringing the total cost this
year to $149,647.72, according to the
report. The water mains now extend
for 180 1-4 miles, with 504 hydrants.
Mr.   Mullctt's   report   concludes:     "I
beg to draw the attention of thc com.
mittee to the roads to the C. P. R.
springs; they are impassable. I would
suggest that something be done in
the matter."
Reeve Kerr stated that it was very
gratifying to find that thc municipality was now obtaining 300,000
gallons a day from the Victoria Road
well. Thc council, he said, had been
criticized very severely about that expenditure; but he' thought the result
now obtained justified the cost.
It was resolved to look into the
matter of roads to thc C. P. R. springs
and also into installing a telephone at
thc same place.
A movement is on foot to form a
Lanarkshire Old Boys' Association
and arrangements are being made to
hold a Lanarkshire reunion at Central
Park next month as there are many
natives of Glasgow and the surrounding cities and towns now residing in
the Central Park district.
Activity in Building Continues in
South Vancouver
A parsonage for the Collingwood
Methodist Church is to he erected al
a cost of $2,500, a permit for such a
building having been taken OUl at the
office of Building Inspector Young
this  week.    This church only  recent
ly opened an enlarged auditorium.
Other permits for amounts ovei $500
follow ;
Archie McCrimmon, Thirtieth Avenue, $1.0011; Mark ('.. Collins, Euclid
Wenue, $1,000; John Ferguson,
Thyiiii.- Road, $1,500; Church Trus
tees, Collingwood East, $2,500;
Gootch, Beatrice Street, $800; P. Pal
ine-r. Lancaster Road, $1,000; George
Popham, Westminster Road and Ru
pert Road, $1,000; John Miller. Twen
iv eighth Avenue, $3,600; William
li.nnie, near Gladstone, $500; Charles
Bowren, J"hn Street, near Twenty-
sixth Avenue, $800; N. htutchings,
Wellington,  $1,800;  Jessie  Arntishaw,
Ontario Street and Twenty-fifth Avenue, $600; lolm Stacey, River Road,
$600; William Danbv, Thirty-first Avenue and Fraser .Street. $1,000; E.
Erickson. Thirty-seventh Avenue and
Victoria Road, $1,300; H. Hume.
Thvnne Road, near Thirty-first Avenue. $500; Mrs. S. W. Clark, Windsor Road and Thirty-fourth Avenue
Switching Privileges to Be Ashed on
Kent Street to Assure District
At a meeting of the Board of Trade
..ii Monday night, een the motion oi Mr.
I It.  V.  Armstrong and  Mr.   11.   B.   A.
|Vogel,  a  resolution  was passed  that
I the council be asked to pass a motion,
or otherwise create a precedent per
mining the traversing of Kent Street
by switches. Messrs. Vogel and Arm.
strong will present the case of the
board to the council at its next meet
ing, Kent Roael runs parallel to the
rails and separates proposed ware
house Bites from the B. C E. R . with
which ihe promoters iif the industries
I would have connections.
The   fact   ih.it   ih.'   easi   and   west
streets of the municipality were mini
hired from Main Sireet and those of
Vancouver from Ontario Street, as a
I result of the city's promising to
change its numbering system anel
make Main Slreel a centre, was
brought up by Mr, R. G. Hodgson,
president of the board, who thought
that the effect of such a difference in
systems would bc greatly felt in the
future. Mr. Armstrong objected to
thc municipality's coming at the "tail
end" of Vancouver, and suggested that
the avenues should have been numbered from thc North Arm. Thc South
Vancouver council will be asked to
change its. system to conform with
that  of  Vancouver.
Councillor Thomas Enthuses on South
Vancouver  Brigade.
Councillor G. W. Thomas at a social gathering of the fire fighters at
Ward Three hall on Thursday night
last, expressed the opinion that if
given proper equipment the South
Vancouver fire brigade would be
equal to any organized body of fire
fighters in Western Canada and he
predicted that during the next two
years the brigade will bc supplied with
the   requisite   appliances.
Songs were rendered by Relief Captain Gray and Messrs. Atkins, Beaumont, Grant and Police Constables
Irving and Wales. Relief Captain
Gray also gave musical selections on I
the bagpipes and on the accordion.
Chief Wand addressed the men, and
on behalf of the brigade thanked
those who had contributed to the success of the social.
Board     of     Works     Auto     to     Be
Remodelled at Once
The finance committee, on the motion of Councillor Spencer Robinson,
decided to have the Board of Works
auto remodelled and converted into a
police patrnl and ambulance wagon at
an estimated cost of $1050. the work
to be proceeded with at full speed.
The question of purchasing a new
runabout ear for the engineer was
left over for further consideration.
It was also decided, on the motion
of Councillor Robinson, that the purchase of diphtheria antitoxin as suggested by Dr. Murphy, the medical
health officer, bc left in his hands
with power to spend an amount not
exceeding $500.
A meeting of Wanl V Ratepayers'
Association was held in the North
Arm School, River Road, on Wednesday evening, Kobt. McBride. president.
in the chair. At the commencement
the members realized what they wen-
up against, owing to the new distribution of Wards. Warel V, under the
new scheme, will be expanded into
Wards VI and VII, and a part of tl
committee would ne in each Warel. It
was proposed to dissolve the pres:nt
association and form a new one m
each of Wards VI and VII. The
president anel secretary were instruc
teel t.e look after War.l VI, while
Messrs. \'..!_:.-1 and Stone wcre ap
pointed to look after Ward VII. It
was decided to hold a special meet
tiiix4 next Wednesday evening, to whieh
members of ilu- annexation association
!ee- invited.
A general discussion afterwards
tool place as lo the new condition "I
affairs, Among ilmse wh.. took pan
in the discussion were the chairman,
Mr. Robt, McBride, and ex Councillor
Burgess. Councillor Thomas, who was
present, stab '1 thai the Council that
afternoon hail agreed t>> lake a plebiscite of the ratepayers aiient annexation on December 7. Tlu Councillor
ihen dealt with the mailer of taxation,
affirming his previous contention that
lhe City taxes wcre double those of
South Vancouver, in verification eef
which he quoted the following figures
of Ilis own property :
City taxes on Lot 8. Block 5, D. E.
301 $44.45; Smith Vancouver taxes een
Lot C, D. L. 391-2. $35.38. In the
City, Eeit 19, Block 6. D. E. 301, $29.45:
in South Vancuuver 3 lots. 6. 7, and 8.
D. L. 391-2, were oniv taxed altogether $31.83.
"These three hits occupy much the
same position as the one in the City,
yet," said the Councillor, "I am
charged nearly as much for my one
lot by Vancouver as South Vancouver charges for the three lots. Many-
more instances can be given," continued the Councillor, "but it is not
worth while, as I am certain the peo-
I pie will turn down this annexation,
Councillor The.mas at this point
read the memorandum of agreement
drawn up.
"1 lid you i vi r hear of a more i i-
agreemenl ���  ed. "It  treats   on
matters of postal delivery, i lee ti ic
light and other things on which th��
City of Vancouver has no voice. Is
ihis an agreement to put up to an intelligent electorate? Do they on-
sider that in South Vancouver the
ratepayers are devoid of judgment,
that they cannot sei through such an
agreement as this? Vancouver promises nothing, will givi nothing What
has Vancouver done in regard to light
..n.l - w, is iii I)  I.  3ii] ? u hi n \ in
��� ai nexed l    l        riel
ago, icwers wen  to bi  pul in al
Though   301   is   mostly   in   low
land and  is  in  more  urgent  in i i     .1
sewers   than   anj   other   pari   of   the
City  tin re is no sign i if the City putting them in.   I>. I. 301 was promised
the same rati   fe ir i lecti ic light as the
City,    lias  il  been   fulfilled?    Today
the  rale-payers  in   D    I..  301   are  paying 15 cents the kilowatt hour.  These
are the promise-  D   I.   301  received,
and iheir fulfilment.    South Vancou*
e ver will get  the same."
Councillor Thomas stated he was
present  when   the   memorandum  was
j agreed upon, and it is altogether misleading.
The  Councillor also  stated  that  a
[deputation comprising Councillors Elliott, Robinson ami Third, with Mr..
Clement, engineer, was going to visit
| the Government at Victoria anent the
paving ql Westminster Road. It was
not definitely fixed yet as to how this-
pavement was to be laid.
The meeting then discussed thc advisability of sending a telegram to
Victoria asking the Government not
to consider any scheme of annexation till a deputation was sent over.
The majority of those present thought
this was needless; that in the plebiscite annexation would be turned
down so badly that thc municipality
would hear no more of it.
Danger of Diphtheria Outbreak Now
Thought to Be Over
On Tuesday the Lord Selkirk School
at Cedar Cottage was reopened after
being closed for several days on account of the outbreak of diphtheria
in  that  district.    About 40 per  cent.
of the children were present. No new
cases have been reported this week
from Cedar Cottage and the health
officers are raising the quarantine
on several of the houses where the.
disease had occurred. It is considered .
that the outbreak is now abating,
though as a prccaujionary measure
several rooms at the Van Home
School have been fumigated.
*,:: - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1912
Pithy P.
A few days ago the London "Times"
celebrated its forty thousandth issue
by a special edition dealing particularly with the printing and mechaui
cal Improvement! of the period covered by the lifetime of this great news
paper. It is really a historical number, and will be treasured in every
library whose owner takes the slightest interest in painting.
���.'.'   it
That she was a member of an organized band of thieves acting as servant girls was the confession of Mary
Douglas, who appeared in court at
Montreal charged with stealing goods
fre'in the home of C. II. Turner, where
she was employed. Miss Douglas,
who is a full-blooded Indian girl, said
a man named Ruusseaux got girls em.
plnymcnt in good houses and paid
them $10 to $15 a week. They had t'e
steal silver and household goods and
hide them.
it   it
Lord Roberts has narrowly escaped
being victimized by a daring forger,
for whom the London police are now
looking. A cheque to the value of
nearly $10,000 purporting to bc signed by thc veteran Field Marshall was
presented at Cox's Bank at Charing
Cross, and had it not been for the
astuteness of the cashier would have
been duly honored. He noticed a
small detail in the signature, and when
reference was made to Lord Roberts
it was found that the cheque was aj
ir   it
Gertrude  Young, a brunette of 20,!
was sent to jail in Long Island City
became  she  could  not  make  up  her
mind  to  stop  being in    love.      She l
must remain there for' ten days to see!
if when Beauty comes in at a prison i
door   Love  will  fly  out  of  a  barred
window.    In the meantime and much '
longer, Robert Dillon, 34 years old, a
married man and an athlete, who displays his prowess in one of thc amusement establishments of North  Beach,
will  be  in  peril  of forfeiting  ?.  $500
bond unless he ceases his attentions to I
the young woman.
ir   ir
The contract for the construction
of a big breakwater at Victoria, B. C,
has been awarded to Sir John Jack-
sun, of England, who was the lowest
tenderer for the work. He will do
the work for $1,790,000. Five firms
tendered. The next lowest offer,
which was made by the McDiarmids,
.ef Winnipeg, was seven hundred
thousand dollars larger than tbe Jack-
sun bid. The breakwater will provide a  large and well  sheltered  har-
cuntinental papers the responsibility
feer these atrocities had been charged
tu Great Britain by reason of the fact
that   the   Company   was    an     English
company and semie nf ii�� director!
were Englishmen.
"The officials arc polite and too
guud tee the convicts, declared Wil
liam Rnobloch, nf New Yeirk, released
frum the Auburn Prison after serving
twu years for grand larceny. He said
many complimentary things about the
officials, but was not so complimentary towards the inmates. He said;
"The feeod in prison is too goeid. The
men waste food and destroy property
iu the shops, and the officers are unable tn check it. The treatment nf the
men is altogether too guud. They do
not deserve it. And they have too
many privileges. The books allowed
I hem arc too much of the dime novel
order. Convicts should be limited to
technical wnrks and books that uplift them. Out nf eight men who go
out I noticed that six men will conic
back. Crime is crime, and not a disease. The men do not want tu wurk,
and the public has to pay for it."
ist it
During the past few months Canada's Governor-General, his Royal
Highness the Duke of Connaught, has
toured the whole Dominion from the
Atlantic to the Pacific. On his return,
in an earnest addiess to the Toronto
Canadian Club, he declared that there
was no spirit tending to separation
anywhere. Thc whole Dominion he
found inspired with the strong ideal
of Canadian individuality under the
flag of Empire. He counselled the
education of the young, the welding
of a united citizenhood, and the recognition that there are times "when
politics must be subservient to the
guud of the country and the prosperity of its people."
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A novel and interesting banking enterprise was that started in Berlin
under thc title of the "Independent
Women's Joint Stock Bank," and it
enjoys the distinction of being the
first women's bank in the world. The
bank is staffed by women, and only
women customers are admitted. Thc
atmosphere is charmingly feminine.
Vases of flowers often grace the counter, and the exterior of the building
has a picturesque appearance, with
shrubs and flowers, making a screen
before the windows. The furnishing
of the rooms combines comfort and
utility and the absence of unnecessary
decoration trifles gives evidence that
the business woman of the twentieth
century has liberated herself from the
thraldom of the antimacassar.
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Paris has a new murder mystery
rivaling that in which Mme. Steiheil
was the central figure, and again the
same elements enter in to confound
the police���ambition, love, jealousy,
hate. As always it is "the woman"
who   is   at   the   apex   of   the   eternal
spectur of Indian Affairs in the West,
has  received  a   letter   from  a   firm  of
solicitors in  Australia  saying that his
uncle, Archibald Sterling, a big sheep
rancher, has  left  hint sole heir to an
cslate   nf   eight   million   dullars.     Mr. I
Campbell has not corresponded with I
his  uncle  fur  many  years,  and  until |
he has inure definite information prefers tu be a little sceptical about the
A ten-dollar bill was contained in
a letter freun the United States received at the Superintendent's office
eef the Canadian Pacific Railway at
Toronto, With it was a letter explaining that the sender had twenty-
seven years ag.e stolen a ride on a
C. P. R. train. Now, being on his
feet again financially, he was sending
the fare with interest to relieve his
A wonderful electrical railway, from
a picturesque pejint of view, is now
being constructed in Mexico. The
new line will pass between the great
extinct  volcanoes   Popocatapetl   and
Ixiaccihuatl, "so that it will be veritably a scenic railway." At one point
it will reach an elevation of 14,000
feet. As the altitude nf Mexico City-
is about 7,500 feet, and that of Pue-
bla 7,100 feet, there will be seime
steep gradients, and the cars for use
on thc line arc tu bc fitted with mo-
tori of 500 horsepower each.
When the Rev. F. B. Meyer, England's foremost Nonconformist cleric.
opened a North nf England chapel
lately, he said he hoped to hear the
galleries were quite filled with young
people very soon, even if they indulged in a little courting at times.
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For the past three weeks there has
been no absinthe imported into the
United States, and when the present
stock of liquor now on hand is drunk,
or exported to Canada, there will be
no more of the deadly drug consumed there. On October 1 the Act of
Congress forbidding the importion or
manufacture of the seductive green
monster went into force.
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A feature of the bye-election campaign in Richelieu. Quebec, was the
standing offer of Sir Rodolphe Forget, M.P., to bet anybody anything
from ten cents up that Mr. Morgan,
the Conservative candidate, would be
elected. The offer was not taken up
until the day before the election, when
Arthur Ecremont announced at Sor-
el, Sir Wilfrid Laurier's home, that he
had bet Sir Rodolphe Forget $5,000
that the Liberal candidate would be
victorious at the polls. Mr. Cardin.
the Liberal, had a majority of over
Scene from "The Jolly  Bachelors," at   the   Panama  Theatre   next   week
bor at  Victoria.    The present harbor
i-  small  and difficult  nf access
-,'i    i.
I.nvers ill Bavaria will have to be
���*ery careful in future how they behave themselves at railway stations,
fur the Bavarian State railway administration has recently decided that no
travellers may kiss in railway carriages. The other day a man and his
wife kissed one another at Augsburg
Station, and a guard who saw them
in the act immediately reported the
matter to the authorities, with the result that they have issued an order
that in future all kissing is prohibited
on their lines under penalty of a
heavy fine
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It is the firm belief of Mr. James
Stewart, the Scottish surveyor, who
has returned home after spending
over three years in Darkest Africa,
that many of the natives can almost
speak the monkey language. Mr.
Stewart travelled through Liberia
and parts of the Upper Congo with a
party of surveyors, and during the
whole of their arduous march they
killed their dinner every day. Some-
limes they travelled at the rate of
211 miles daily, sometimes the forests were so dense and the obstacles
so numerous that they made no more
than a few miles.
The British Government has decided to appoint a select committee to
inquire into the responsibility of the
English directors of the Peruvian-
Amazon Company for the atrocities
eommitteed on the plantation of the
company in Putumayo. The committee is appointed at the suggestion of
Lord Robert Cecil, who called the
Prime Minister's attention earlier in
the session to the fact that in certain
triangle, with the murdered husband
and the lover at the base; this much
the peilice know, but all their effort!
lee place the blame for thc murder
have proved fruitless. So far thc
investigation has brought out two
questions: Is the woman in the case
the innocent victim? Or is she the
greatest woman criminal of modern
times? The police are unable to decide, although they are inclined to
answer "yes" to thc latter. On the
other hand, some of the greatest
criminologists of France who have
carefully observed the "tragic widow"
and studied thc testimony given at
the preliminary court hearings are of
the opinion that to convict her of the
crime of murder would be a blot on
the fair name of France.
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Some of the men at the Industrial
Farm, Yonge Street, Toronto, Out.,
arc permitted to go out to work for
neighboring farmers for certain periods at regular wages. The plan is
regarded as having proved a success.
The farmer to whom a man from the
Industrial Farm is "rented" gives a
bond for the proper care of the man,
and the man himself, if engaged to
work for the outside farmer for a
week or more, must report to Superintendent Findlay at the Industrial
Farm every Sunday. The Superintendent has the right to visit a farm
where one of his men is temporarily
employed at any hour of the day or
night to sec that he is doing all right,
and is being treated properly by the
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Glcnyon Archibald Campbell, more
familiarly known as "Glen" Campbell,
who sat for a number of years in the
Manitoba Legislature, and during the
last Dominion Parliament represented
Dauphin   at   Ottawa,   now   Chief  In-
Church officers are invited to send in
for free publication under this head such
announcements as they desire to have
made of services and meetings for the
current week. To ensure insertion or
Friday, notices should be received at this
office by Wednesday evening.
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Corner 26th Avenue and Sophia
Street (one block east of Main) : Min.
ister, Rev. George D, Ireland, B.A.
Residence, 275 Twenty-third Avenue
East. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
The Minister will preside at both services. Sunday School and Bible class,
conducted by the Minister, at 2.30
Wednesday Service at 8 p.m. Y. P.
S. C. E., Monday, 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid
Society, third Thursday of the month,
at 2.30 p.m.. President, Mrs. James
Esslemont; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs.
John Mouat.
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Knox Presbyterian Church, Carleton Hall, Collingwood : Services :
Sunday morning, 11.30; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 10.30 a.m.; Young
People's Guild after Evening Service.
Minister :    Rev.  Geo.  C.   F.  Pringle.
Residence :   School Road.
��   *   ��
St. David's Presbyterian Church,
Winsor St., near Bodwell Road : Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m., Sunday
School and Bible Class at 2.30
Prayer Meeting Wednesday, 7.30.
Ladies Association, lirst Thursday of
lhe month at 2 30 p.m., President, Mrs.
MacGillivray. Women1! Foreign Missionary Society, third Thursday eif the
month, President, Mrs. E. M. Bige-
low. Y. P. C. E., Monday 8 p.m.
Choir practice, Friday 8 p.m., Organist, Mr. D.  Milligan
��� *   ���
Methodist Church, Westminster
Road, Collingwood : Services : Sunday morning, 11 a...:.; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 2.30. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m.. Prayer Meeting Wednesday,  8  p.m.
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South Hill Baptist Church: Fraser
Avenue. Services, 11 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Sunday School, 3 p.m. Pastor,
Rev. W. H. Redman. Residence, 523
Fifty-third Avenue East.
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St. Peter's  Church,  Main  Street:
Services: Sunday morning, 11 a.m.;
evening. 7.30. Sunday School, 2.45.
Holy Baptism, 4 p.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m. Vicar :
Rev. G. F. C. Caffin, M.A. Residence,
144 39th Avenue West.
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St. Margaret's Church, Agnes Road,
Cedar Cottage : Services : Sunday
morning, 11 a.m.; Evening, 7.30. Holy
Communion : First Sunday in month,
11 a.m.; third Sunday, 8.30 a.m.; Vicar
Rev. Wm. Bell, M.A., Churchwardens,
Messrs. C Williams and F. W. Tucker.
Organist and choirmaster, A. R. Pearson.
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Gospel Hall, Gartley Road, Cedar
Cottage: Services: 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sunday School, 3 p.m.; Wednes
day Bible Study, 8 p.m.   All invited.
��   *   ��
Cedar Cottage Hall, Baptist Church
Services : Sunday 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.
��� *   *
Ferris Road Methodist Church, 51st
Avenue, one block west of Fraser :
Sabbath services : U a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sabbath School and Adult
Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.; Teacher, Bible
Class, the Pastor. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m., Mr. Frank Harford,
president.   Prayer Services, Wednes-
The Crowds at McMillan's POPULAR AUCTION
SALES Speak for the Bargains that Are Going!
It i- real bargains that lirinu tlu- crowd.
A special feature of these sales. Free���Gold Watches. Diamond Kings. Silver Tea Set. and
an endless variety of valuable gifts are given away absolutely free during the COUlte of these
sales. No matter whether you Buy or not. you are entitled to a coupon if yon attend the daily
and nightly sales.
Sales at 2 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
It's a ca'-e of unload at any price Before December 31, 1912.
McMILLAN, the Diamond Specialist
541 Hastings St. West, next to David Spencer, Ltd.
J. A. SINCLAIR, Auctioneer
spent three months looking for Profitable Investment
throughout her Reputed Lair���the West. At last he came
to Coquitlam. He was pleased, but he kept his own counsel
and returned to the East.
"Pick Me Out Twelve Lots in First  Division"
was the next we heard of him.   "Only Coquitlam," he added,
"and one other place look good to me."
This man studied Coquitlam.   It "looked good" because it is
New Coquitlam "MAKE GOOD" Facts
C. P. R. TERMINALS to be
opened about December 15.
Announcement officially bulletined.
TWO big industries NOW erecting their plants.
THREE more that we KNOW
will soon be there.
MANY more will come.
GOVERNMENT has ordered Pitt
River Harbor dredged.
TWO MILLION Dollar bridge
started by the C. P. R.
���Fourteen houses building NOW
in First Division Alone.
NEW S.i0,000 station soon to be
KEEN DEMAND for First Division Lots���especially Broadway.
Langan and Taylor Street.
Coquitlam is the ONE new town that everybody
is now commenting on as the place that is mure
than fulfilling expectations���promising MUCH
and doing MORE.
Send your name and address for literature, and to be
listed for the beautiful booklet, "Coquitlam. the Industrial  City,"  now   in  preparation���limited  edition,
Coquitlam Terminal Co. Ltd.
549-554 Granville Street
Vancouver, B. C.
day, 8 p.m.;  Choir  practice,  Friday,'
8 p.m.; Choir leader, Mr. T. Coltart.
Ladies' Aid meets first Wednesday in
every month, Mrs.  John  Pye, presi-1
* *   *
Cedar Cottage Presbyterian Church :
Services:  11    a.m.    and    7.30    p.m.;i
S.S.E. Bible Class, 2.30.   Pastor J. C.
* *   #
Mountain View Methodist Church,
corner 28th and Sophia Street :   Rev.
.1. F. Betts and H. A. Ireland. Services !
at  11 a.m. and 7. 30    p.m.    Sabbath
School  Bible Classes  2.30 p.m.    Ep- j
worth League on Monday evening at
8  p.m.    Prayer   Meeting  Wednesday j
evening at 8. p.m.
* *   *
Ruth Morton Memorial Church,
corner 27th Avenue and Prince Albert
Street, one block east of Fraser
Street : J. Willard Letch, B.A., pastor; residence 717 29th Avenue East.
Public worship 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Bible School 2.30 p.m.
The father of Mrs. Siddons had always forbidden her to marry an actor,
and, of course, she chose a member
of the old gentleman's company,
whom she sercretly wedded. When
Roger Kemble heard of it he was
furious. "Have I not." he exclaimed,
"dared you tn marry a player?" The
lady replied, with downcast eyes, that
she had not disobeyed. "What, madam! Have you not allied yourself
to about the worst performer in my
company?" "Exactly so," murmured
the timid bride; "nobody can call him
an actor."
Why Should  I  Buy on  Bridge Street?
Because   Bridge   Street   is   the
backbone of the City.
Because    developments    are   at
hand  that  will  cause  prices  to
Because it will eventually become the main artery for the
conveyance of freight and merchandise to and from the North
Arm harbour.
Because every lot is high and
dry, with a Southern slope.
Because title is good, being indefeasible.
Because it is a future carline
Because thc centre of a growing
city is always a good place to
invest in.
Because of its proximity to the
Xorth Arm freshwater harbour.
When yon buy, buy right!       Bridge
Because this district will eventually outstrip in value all that
which lies between 30th and
Rosenberg  Road.
Because the incoming industry,
which never fails to follow the
line of shipping will cause the
vacant land to be solidly built
up with warehouses, elevators,
and we hope factories, as factory sites are cheap here.
Because prices and terms are
well within YOUR reach.
Lastly, because you don't have
to go "off the map" to inspect
the property. Simply take the
car to the corner of Main Street
and River Road and walk west
eight bleicks. Our man resides
there, and will be pleased to
see you.
e Street ii ai Good as Gold !
Phone : Coll. 18
Branch : Cor. River Rd. and Ash St.
In a recent debate at the Wichita
High School the woman-suffrage
amendment was under discussion. "It
would be unwise to give woman the
ballot," declared a budding Daniel
Webster in attacking the proposition.
"Woman could not be relied upon to
exercise good judgment in voting.
She changes her mind far too often."
The next speaker was a young woman. She arose and cast a pitying
glance at her opponent. "I would like
to ask my honorable opponent," she
cooed sweetly, if he ever tried to
change a woman's mind once it was
made up?"
The young woman got the decision. TWO
" Dolarway
t||The thoughtful buyers of pavements
realize the importance of selection. Do
the   People  of   South   Vancouver?
1�� Street pavement is not a material that
is worn out in a year. You buy for
the future, and a mistake means trouble
tJThe amount involved is sufficient to
make it important for the Civic Bodies to
investigate thoroughly before they buy.
���I On the paving of Westminster Road
the Dolarway people's tender was $65,000
less than any other bidder.
^ On the Westminster Road contract the
Dolarway people pledged themselves to
employ South Vancouver men only.
<I On the Westminster Road contract the
Dolarway people pledged themselves to
buy at least $75,000 worth of equipment
and supplies in South Vancouver from
South Vancouver dealers.
^ And the Dolarway people guarantee
their pavement to stand the test of real
service on any thoroughfare, regardless
of the stress of traffic.
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Authorized  Capital      $2,000,000
Subscribed Capital       1,169,900
Paid-up   Capital    :        840,000
Special attention given to savings accounts.
Interest  paid at  the  highest current rates.
Vutir account  very cordially solicited.
L, W. SHadend. Onrrtl M��ee��,rr W. E. Jaidinr, Am. Oneial Managri
CEDAR OOTTAQE BRANCH. \V. II. Ronald, Manager,
Eburne  Saw Mills  Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, Turnings
and Hoi      Finishings
A WHIRLING sphere, well-nigh
opaque freun blinding atoms of
fleet anel mow Thai wai ilu- itorm
outside.     The  little   gray   boute   llick
and warn al ii- centre, with an awful  itillnefi  thai   wai  nol    of    life,
Ithrough nil ii- roomi.   The heart "f
the  woman,   Mary  Weitgate,  frozen
with   h.erre.r.   lathed   by   a   ine,re   piti
left   Itorm   than   the   snow   and   hail
outside.   Thai wai tbe picture.
11 had been io nil day. Ever since
early   morning,   when   Jason   had  laid
hi. hand on her shoulder at the door.
It was mowing then, a few Hakes, not
this horrible, swirling, blinding mass.
fretted with a gale that was rucking
ihe little- home tee its foundation!,
Just n light coating bad shiiwn on his
hat, his ceellar, as he stood on thc low
dooritone. I'm it was bitter cold and
the skies turneil impenetrable gray-
ness tn her anxious eyes.
"Don't you worry, Mary." Jason, her
brother, was big. strong, protecting,
���'.ever him." One grotesque blue mit-
tened thumb jerked back over his
���houlder tee the bedroom door, half
ajar. "I'll bring back some one, when
I come, an' we'll do what we can to
make him comi'r'ble, Though, God
kneiws." the honest farmer turned his
eyes from the pain in hers, "he ain't
wtith it "
The 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
loll itself in the darkness that inieil
e-d the- kitchen.   She dared not more.
Alwayi lhe intangible presence thai
bad drawn unto its own awful lilence
tun the shrieking .ii the .st.jnn, held
het down,   That and the past
A pail -he had thought buried had
reiurrected itaelf suddenly thii morn
ing l.e torture her with ils ponibilitiei
"I misery. She slraineel her earl
through hejrre.rs of darkness inside'.
howling anil tearing nf the steerm
without, tei catch a faint, far echo eef
Jaion'i return Would the doctor be
with him? Were they hastening le.
���ave the- worthleil life that had strug.
gled i'er iti cowardly prolonging in
the bedroom beyondr
Through grinding of the storm sphere
she caught no echo. Must she sil
here, eyes strained, heart benumbed,
brain maddened, all the long night,
listening, listening, as she was doing
ii'iu, i'i Ihe calling of the storm?   Her I stove  and  her
"I know." Little feathery bits of
mow settled in the ebon sleekness of
her hair "After all he's done to you,
it ain't right," she checked herself and
finished abruptly, "but we must do it,
Jase.    You know we must."
"All  right!"    He  tramped    heavily I
down  the well-worn  path, lined  now |
with crackling bushes    decked    with ,
wreaths of frosty bloom, and  to the
I gate.   There  he waved  good-by.  She ]
had watched until net eyes ached���the
i creaking wagon, the old mare's dap-1
��� pled haunches���then had turned away
j with a bitter sigh and had gone into
the house.
That was morning. Darkness filtered now through the lashing blizzard, leaked in at the tiny window
i panes and wrapped her round. Already objects in the kitchen were
growing indistinct. All day she sat,
dinnerless, sttpperless, in the high
wooden chair, her back to the window, her eyes halted fascinatedly at
tbe bedroom door, closed now.
It was terribly still. She had never
dreamed it could be so absolutely
1 soundless, a silence that crushed and
\ smothered voices of thc fearful storm
! without. She was alone in the heart
I of it. She and the grim presence beyond that closed door. God! would
i the day never end? Would Jason
i never come?
As long as tbe outline of the door
j was visible :-he strained    her    eyes.
Gradually panels lost feerm, thc outer
I casing merged in the dimness of the
I wall beyond.    Then  the  door kimb
brain   was   hushed   into   unspeakable
terror by the ponderous silence of thc i
house.       Listen!      No���steady     on.'
���laught   of   the   sleet-laden   whirlwind
continued.    Yes���nol    There it  was
faint patter, patter, disjointed, echo-
less, of a horse's hoofs. She waited
for the sound of wagein wheels. Was
it then so bad?    So, Jason bad come
in all that time I have not heard from
you.    Not since i went away,    oigm- ;
"Ye��."    There   was    nothing    she'
could think ot that would not lead up
i lo   what   she   was   trying   to   conceal,
out presently she essayed another im. '
personal   remark.     " 1 eju   could     take!
lort  yejur   coat,   J'lnl.     iou   won't   bc
abb-   t.,  get  away  again  tonight."
lie made nu move, only inquired :
"Are ye,u all alone here, -Wary.''
She   started,   he.,king   around   con
iciouily, then dropping her eyes con- j
niseilly,  murmured:    "Yea���1  am."
"Do   you     live     here     alone     with
Jai ne
"Yei,     We   keep   houM     together. I
Jason  married,  but   In?  wife eheel and
there  were  no  children."
"1 see!" gravely. "Bul I thought���
you were nuirried���ten.. Vou t'dd me
IO.      Vou   were   geiing   to   be���m   lhe
letter you wmte me before���1 went
His   tone   was   very   low     but     she '
caught  its  painful  intonation.    "1���
a letter���why, 1'hil!" her voice broke
and silence fell briefly, disturbed only
by echoei of the storm without.
"Yea.      That     was     why���I     went
away."    He  had  drawn    nearer    the
and  stood  there,  still |
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
Phone :   Sey. 340,  Day or  Night
alone on the old mare's back. It was
as well. There was no need now. The
neigh of a beast well-nigh exhausted
sounded at tbe doorway, and with one
last, fearful glance in the direction
of the closed doeir she stretched be-
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numbed   limbs,   stiff   and
from her lengthened vigil, and creep
ing cautiously along the wall, opened
the kitchen door.
Whirling blasts of sharpened sleet
Hung hither and thither by storm fiends
assailed her, blinding, cutting, tearing at her face, her hair, so that at
first she saw nothing. Then, gradually, outlines of a horse evolved
themselves and, clinging to the
bridle, half standing, half dragging,
was a man.
"Jason!" The word congealed on
her lips.
"For God's sake," it was a whisper,
a gasp, "let���me���in.    I am freezing."
Under her nerveless fingers the
door blew wide open, gusts of biting
wind entered, crossing the genial heat
within. The man, muffled to the ears,
staggered by her and disappeared
somewhere in the darkness. She
heard him fall heavily into the chair
she had vacated.
Pitiful whinnyings of the horse
roused her, and snatching a shawl
from a nail above she wrapped it
about her head. Nearness of human
companionship lent her courage and
she reached for the lantern, turned its
wick and lighted it. Luckily the
barn was not far. Just a step from
the kitchen door. There was no need
of halter nor rein. The wearied beast,
sides heaving, head down, followed
unsteadily in her wake. Once inside,
she lifted the lantern.
"Why���why���er "     It   was   the
sharp cry of disappointment, apprehension. It was not Jason's horse,
n<il the dapple mare, but a long-
limbed, chestnut stallion she was lead.
ing to a stall.
Her lips tightened Into a thread of
crimson. What was this night bring
ing her out of the storm? Where
was Jason?    Who was this  other?
There was no time for reflection.
She must get back to thc house. She
pulled down some hay, took off the
saddle and bridle and turned the
stranger steed into a nearby stall.
Then, without waiting for his gentle
whinny of thankfulness to die on her
I ears, she pushed shut the heavy barn
door, secured the hasp and stuple and
founght her way, step by step, to the
Darkness still dimmed the outlines
eif substantial objects, but she caught,
somewhere near, deep, heavy breaths
of exhaustion. She swung the lantern far out from her face, directly
intei the intruder's eyes.
"Phil���you here!" she gasped, and
the lantern dropped from weakening
lingers, flickered and went out.
"Mary!" The man had lifted himself heavily from his chair and was
removing tbe wrappings from about
him. "I���was lost," he still breathed
with  difficulty.  "I  had  come  down���
front Hrixton. to���to " he hesitated,
then began anew. "The roads���they
were all alike���and my horse���he was
not acquainted, and he wandered off
���to one side. Tbe storm���it is fearful.    No one could live long���in it."
Gradually grateful heat from the
big box stove was thawing his vitals
and he groped about in the darkness
to creep nearer to the life-saving element. The woman reached up and
taking a match from a tin box on the
shelf lighted a lamp. Its rays fell
full on the ebon blackness of her hair,
the accentuated pallor of her skin.
"I���it was Jason I was looking for,"
she said finally, "he went away this
morning," her eyes involuntarily
sought the closed door of the little
bedroon, "to Brixton. 1 have been
looking for him all day."
"He won't come." There was unanswerable finality in the voice that
replied, "It would bc foolhardy, fatal.
I should not have attempted it, but
it was a matter of " again he interrupted himself.
"Life and death," thc woman suggested mechanically almost.
"Of death, yes." His eyes, evasive,
did not see the awful horror, forgotten for a moment, return to hers.
She tried to think of something to
say. Something that would lead away
from what she had concealed in the
little room, something that would
take her, and him, back to the days
when  such  things were not possible.
"It's a good while," she faltered,
"since I've seen you, Phil."
"Yes, Mary," gravely. He was
warmipg his hands above the red
hot stove, but she noticed that he had
not even*unbuttoned the great coat
he wore. "A good many years," he
repeated presently. "I have bee�� up
there, in the city, about ten years, and
shivering, holding his frostbitten
hands gingerly above the heat, his
eyes fastened ill strange questioning
on her face.
"1���I���never wrote you a letter."
She answered him dazedly as if from
a troubled dream. "He���some one���
told me you had gejne away to get
married after you left. That was all
1 knew about it���ever."
"There was a letter. It was your
hand-writing. You were going to be
married. You did not mention his
name, and I have never learned
it. Have you forgotten, Mary?" His
eyes held hers, sternly now.    And the
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trembling   shame in hers was evenly divided for
herself and another.
"I���I���did not write the letter. Oh,"
as he turned half away, she laid one
hand lightly on his arm,"Phil���Phil!
: If you never believe anything else,
you must believe me when I tell you
this.     I���diel���not���write���it."
"Who did?"
Her eyes drooped. She was silent.
Outside voices of the storm called
wildly for its prey. Briefly the woman had forgotten the horror that
had held her spellbound through the
day. Back, back, over years of time,
her vision passed. She was beholding
the awful treachery that had separated
her from the man whom alone of all
the world she had loved. The infinite
villainy that had wrecked her life then
was reflected in a haunting horror that
mocked her t< day.
Presently she looked up. He was
removing his overcoat. Little drops
of melted sleet trickled down its
shaggy sleeves, its collar, and something held her fascinated while slowly he slipped it from his shoulders.
Then a little cry escaped her.
"Phil!"    Under the flickering glim
mer of the lamp on the shelf flashed
out the polished buttons and shining
badge of his uniform.   "I���I���did not
"Yes." He answered her gravely,
then went on, as if to draw her attention from the painful reminiscences
of a moment since. "I have been on
the police force for eight years now.
I am lieutenant If I had not been I
should not be out in this storm tonight. But," he glanced Bwiftly
through the narrow panes of the
windoW, then back into the cozy in-
terieer of the kitchen, "we got track
of a desperate criminal, wanted for
rubbery and murder. The Brixton
bank was looted in thc early morning hours, its watchman shot. We
caught one of the gang. He turned
Slate's evidence and put us on the
trail of the other. It led down this
way and I have followed it all day
until the storm was so bad I could
ge. no farther. Soon as it abates ever
so little I must be off again."
He was talking more to himself
now than to her. and the start of terror, the widening expression of horror in her eyes were not apparent to
him. A little gasping sob escaped
her and her voice broke agitatedly as
she asked : "Was���was���he wound
"Why���yes." He turned to her
quickly. "Shot through the shoulder.
You haven't seen him pass this way,
have you?"
"I���no."   The words choked her.
"He can't go far in this blinard."
He seemed to have forgotten her
presence, for he continued tei speculate aloud on chances feir the criminal's capture. "Possibly he's taken
refuge in some barn or bouse, as 1
have." He smiled a little, "I guess,
though, he won't get far ahead of mc.
What did you say"���an abrupt afterthought struck him and he turned to
her���"that Jason had gone to town
for in this storm? It must have been
something   mighty   important."
The woman's heart was freezing
within her. Her lips stiffened as she
made reply. "It was important. I���I
���can't tell you,  Phil."
They had remained standing, one on
either side of the stove. Thoughts
that seethed within her brain enforced silence and he, sensing something
of the agony she felt, though he
could not comprehend, refrained from
speech. Then, when the stillness
seemed again to crush and smother
madness of the storm without, tumult
of their lives within, she spoke :
"It���it was the man I married who
wrote the letter."
He started swiftly, awakened from
his reverie which had been s.ll anticipatory of his official duty. Again the
old heartache overwhelmed him, the
"old_ desire beat impotently at his
brain, as it had always done in her
presence. "Did���did he tell you that?"
after a little he questioned her.
"Yes: When���one day, when���
things went wrong���he Said he wrote
the letter, near as he could, like me���
because���because���he wanted to
marry me. Not. oh, not���" she clasped her hands suddenly, holding them
out to him, "because he cared, but because���my faflier���had money. After
that," pain threaded every accent of
her voice now, and the heart of the
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Public Notices
j     NOTICE  IS  HEREBY  GIVEN  that  ap-
[ plication   will   bc  made  by  the   Municipalities
I of  Richmond,  South Vancouver,  Burnaby and
Point   Grey,   all   in   the   Province   of   Brittih
! Columbia,   to   the   Parliament   of   Canada,   at
| the   next   session   thereof,   for   an   Act  consti-
I luting   the   waters  of  the   North   Arm  of  the
i Fraser  River lying west of the westerly limits
of   the   City   of   New   Westminster,   together
with   all   the   branches   and   arms   thereof   to
lines   drawn   across  the  points   of  land  forming the  mouths of the outlets of said  North
Arrn   and   branches   emptying   into   the   Gulf
of   Georgia  with  the waters  of  the said  Gulf
of   Georgia   adjacent   thereto,   and   known   as
Sturgeon   Bank,  a harbor  under the name  of
the   "North   Fraser   Harbor";   providing   for
the   future   management   thereof;   constituting
the "North Fraser Harbor Commission," conferring   power   to   expropriate   such   lands   as
may   be   necessary   lor   the   purposes   of   the
Commission;   and  defining the  powers of the
said  Commission.
Dated at Vancouver, British Columbia, this
second day of October, 1912.
602   Pacific  Building
Vancouver, B. C.
Solicitor for Applicants.
Lewis  &  Smellie,
Ottawa  Agents.
TAKE NOTICE that the Commissioner
appointed to investigate Municipal matters in
the above-named Municipality will open a
Public Inquiry as to how the affairs of the
Police Department, and the administration of
justice generally have been carried on in the
above-named Municipality.
Any Ratepayer or Owner of Real Property
who has any evidence to give relative to the
matters in question is requested to be present
at tea o'clock oh Monday morning, the 14th
day *E October, 1912, io tht Municipal Hall.
livery  Saturday  by  the  Greater   Vancouver  Publisher,   Limited
Corner   Thirticlh   A"nuc   and   Main   Street,   Soulh   Vancouver,   B. C.
George  M.   Murray.  Prenident  and  Managing  Director.
Herbert  A.   Stctn.   Vicc-Preiident  anel   Managing  Editor.
John jackton.  Mechanical Superintendent.
TELEPHONE:    All department,   Fairmont lS7f
To  all   point,   in   Canarla.   United   Kingdom.   Newfoundland,   New
Sealand, and other  British Possession* :
One    Year     $200
Six   Months       100
Three   Montha    50
Postage to Ameiican, European anel other Foreign Countriet, H.00
per year extra.
TO CORRESPONDENTS I We will not print anonymous letter,,
though inviting communication on current events, to be published
over the writer'a signature.
WHEN Commissioner Crehan was appointed to audit
the South Vancouver accounts and look generally
intei the affairs of the municipality anil make his report
tn thc Government, it was generally thought that the
Commissioner would have his work completed by the end
of the present year. On commencing the audit the Commissioner found the whole business of the municipality
in such a shape that much of his time has been taken up
with matters that were not at first deemed to be connected
with the investigation. It cannot now therefore be hoped
that the Commissioner will finish bis investigation for
some time yet.
Thc lot of the Commissioner is not a happy one. By
many he is blamed for not pushing the charges against
Councilleir Reibinson harder than he has done, while some
who have been placed upon the stand charge the Commissioner with a vindictiveness outside the scope of the
powers conferred upon him as Commissioner. Then he is
the recipient of many anonymous charges against prominent officials and former councillors. While the anonymous writers make definite charges, they give only vague
and indefinite statements in substantiation thereof. Many
of these charges are merely the outcome of rumors, started,
perhaps, on small matters, but which in the course of telling have assumed unrecognizable shapes. When thc Commissioner has spent hours and perhaps days in tracing
out these accusations and, finding them a mare's nest, has
dropped them, then the anonymous writer has his innings.
Hearing nothing about the charges he has made, the writer
goes about making the accusation that the Commissioner
is falling short in his duty, as certain charges have beer,
made which have never been probed. If these anonymous
writers will only wait upon the Commissioner and lay
before him what information they have, they will find
that not only will their information bc treated in confidence, but much of the Commissioner's time will be saved,
as he will at once bc able to sift the chaff from the wheat.
The Commissioner is also blamed for being on too
friendly terms with the present Council. Those who make
thii accusation should stop to consider that thc best results can only be obtained by working on amicable terms
with those with whom one is brought in contact; also that
the Ceimmissioner was not appointed to look into the
work of the present Council, but that the Commissioner's
appointment was asked by the present Council to go intei
their predecessors' work and to put the municipality on a
thoroughly sound basis. To carry out his work Commissioner Crehan must work hand-in-hand with the
present Council. At first thc Council viewed with suspicion the power assumed by the Commissioner, and on
several occasions relations wcre strained. However, happily by a little tact misunderstandings are not now in
evidence. That the Commissioner and the Council are work,
ing in harmony is evidenced by the action of the Police
Committee in asking the Commissioner to take charge of
the investigation into this department. Wc have no brief in
writing feer the Commissioner, yet ,it the same time we
must treat the matter justly. It is a question if thc Ceimmissioner is neit losing considerable money by his extended
stay in South Vancouver. The head of one of the largest
firms eif accountants in Vancouver, and having a municipal
connection extending over the whole of the Province, the
prolongation of his wurk in Seiuth Vancouver must necessarily have a detrimental effect upon his private business.
It is einly natural to suppose, therefore, that Conimissii.ner
Crehan will be anxious tei bring his laburs to a close in
South Vancouver at the earliest moment he can.
Unfortunately in connection with the investigation a
matte! has crodped up respecting the tax collector's office which has entailed a large anuntnl of work. The remodelling eif the whole of this department has meant
many weeks eif work which at fust was never anticipated.
One is apt  tei think lhat because the Commiwioner is not
holding  court   the  work   is  not   going  forward     This
is a  mistake,    There is a  ceaseless, neve- ending  How  of
visitors tee the Commissioner's office.    Like m Eastern
Cadi, the Ceimmissioner has tn sit and listen and try to put
right all past disputes over taxation, etc. With an cxplana-
tiieu he has so far been able lei smooth things over. When
he has finished with this department il will be second lo
none in the Province.
At this juncture a word is not amiss respecting the splendid services being rendered the municipality by Mr. J. B.
Springford. C.M.C. A great deal eel the responsibility of
Conducting the business of a municipality devolves upon
thc clerk, and it is neet boasting tei state that through his
able and efficient management, by the close eef this year
the various other departments at the Municipal Hall will
stand een a par with any other corporation in the Province,
Seiuth Vancouver would tint be doing ils duty if it did not
fully appreciate the services of this painstaking and energetic official.
We expect thc public enquiry into the work of the past
Councils will commence at an early date. No one can
dream just what may bc unfolded during tbe probe. We
would ask those who have information, however, to lay
it before the Commissioner in person. Failing to do that
they should forever hold their tongue,
Unfortunately South Vancouver's linen has had tn be
washed in the open. We see where many mistakes have
been made. Where deliberate crime has been committed,
let the guilty bc punished; but where error of judgment
has been made through ignorance, it is unfair to surcharge
men who have received no pecuniary benefit through an
irregularity committed by them in ignorance.
That a hardship is put upon a prisoner when the jury
hits i" bring in a verdict goes without saying. Ile is
taken back m prison, in molt cases, to await trial at the
f. ilh iw ing assises. Then he has te> undergo the same
inleiil, t.e find money i" again get counsel, and if found
guilty no reduction is made in the sentence to compensate
the prisoner lor the lime he has lain in prison e,r the
double ordeal he has been called on to endure.    While
crime musl at al| times be firmly deal! with and punish
ment meted oul according iee the crime committed, at
tbe same tune we musl  extend to the person charged
every sense eef justice.
'flu- time has arrived when tome amendment ihould in
made as I" the existing laws regarding verdicts when
the jury disagrees.
The Scottish law, we believe, is the best in regard tp
trials before a jury. In Scotland there are three verdict*
whieh can be' returned : "Guilty," "Not Guilty," and "Not
Proven." The jury there gives its verdict by ihe- majority,
sei that at nee time can one e,r two individuals h"ld up a
verdict, li is also laid down In the Scottish law that oncjc
a person bus "tholed ane assize"���that is, has been oncje
tried on a charge,���no matter  what  new evidence can  bc
adduced the party can never be irieil on tbe same charge
Te. all fair-minded persons the Scottish law must seem
the- most jusl Hy it there is no, fear that through the
fancy of a single man, a verdict will not be returned.
What may influence one or two will not Influence the
Again, if the weight of evidence is such that it points
to the prisoner's guilt, but conclusive evidence is not
brought eiut to Convict, the verdict eif "11111 proven" can
be returned. When such a verdict is returned tbe jury is
pretty certain the prisoner is guilty of thc crime charged
against him, but that there is a Haw in the chain of
brought forward, and that it would be unfair to a
prisoner to escape punishment altogether. So the stigma
of "not proven" is placed against the prisoner; but even
with this the law will met allow him tei be tried again on
the same charge.
Who will gainsay that this is not better than the law
we have administered here, where a prisoner can bc tried
and retried if the jury fails te) come tei an agreement? The
prosecution has an unfair weapon placed in its hands.
It is a fair light between the prosecuted and prosecutor,
and if a drawn battle is arrived at, why should it not bc
quits instead of binding the one contestant and allowing the
other to gain new strength so that he may overcome
adversary?    Such is our present jury system.
(Toie elite
The "Farmers'
called attention t
the conceptions eif
lalas   in
Advocate,"   having
the oldest of all
"education," under
recent   issue   tee   make   a
low thc
There is no law governing them���at leasf'no adequate
law. And the men who make Canadian law openly endorse
stuff the patent mediciuers sell tei the people.
In a recent series of advertisements published in a score
of Canadian newspapers, an honorable member of thc
Canadian Senate declared the virtue of a brand of squills
produced In an Eastern border town.
Thc Honorable Dan Derbyshire, of Brockville, stated
in these advertisements that both he and Mrs. Derbyshire
had used the medicine being advertised, and found it good
stuff. The Senator declared "that this particular patented
remedy should be on the clock-shelf in every home.
While possibly a free use of patent medicines could work
but little harm among the members of the Upper Chamber
at Ottawa, manufacture of the stuff should be curbed. This
is ably pointed out in the following, from "Canadian Collier's" :
"Possibly it is not murder, but it is closely related to
murder, when ten children in one household are so
'doped' with soothing syrup while the parents are abroad
visiting neighbors that they fail to wake ill time to
escape from thc burning house. The difficulty is to
find where to place the blame : upon the' parents for
administering the drug���for soothing syrups are little
better than drugs���or on the Canadian public and the
Canadian newspapers which allow the quacks, who
have been driven out of the United States', to practise
without molestation in Canada. We published in these
columns not long ago a resume of a Government report showing the number of headache powders that
contained dangerous quantities of powerful heart
agents. The Government makes its 'report and there-
is an end to the matter. The patent medicines of Canada are about ready for a thorough investigation. While
it cannot bc proved that the soothing syrup referred to
in connection with the tragedy in Quebec was the direct
cause of the children's deaths, at the same time investigations made as to the result show thai the sale of these
fieistrtims, in Montreal alone, runs tee a large number of
dullars, and it is alleged that uudutiful parents, eager
tn lekvc their houses, use syrups to make thc trouble-
Some child sleep while they are away. The law should
be so reviseel that 11 ��� > alleged 'soother' could be sold to
the public without passing strict Guvcrnment inspection
and being subject t'e official directions sanctioned by a
competent medical official."
practical application eet it to preparation for farm life and pursuits. The
,im. ptiehi referred tee is etymological-
|j connoted by the term "education"
its li. which literally means a "draw
eng nut" or B eleveb .pnieilt. Ally
school discipline tliat has any Other
runception feer its motive inf.-.t needs
prove- a failure, no matter for whal
calling ii may be devised as a prepare
tion. lhe- "Farmers' Advocate" very
properly widens the scope "i the con.
e-e-ietiiiii s 1 as I'i make il apply to the
physical and thc mural as we-ll as thi
mental side of thc individual educated,
and just as properly protests against
limiting il S'e as tn make- il signify
merely thc acquisition of "kneew-
ledge.       The   chief   value   of  a   right
education is the training given incidentally to the various faculties in acquiring it; when knowledge is acquired, as it too often is iu schools, by
memorization alone, the training is
confined to the intellect, and to only
one faculty of that ; the memory. The
amount of time and money wasted in
public schools because of inadequate
conceptions of educatinn and unskilful applications of them in practice-
is appalling.
It is necessary to bear in mind,
however, that the practice of acquiring ready-made knowledge by the process of memorization is not confined
to the public schonls, primary or scc-
ndary : it pervades all educational
institutions where the lecture system
is the method practised. It is just as
futile, so far as education is concerned, to give information to an adult
as it is to give it to a youth or to a
child. At every stage in life from infancy to old age the individual acquires real education only by discovering facts for himself and drawing
from them conclusions correct or incorrect, mostly the latter. Knowledge
so acquired at first hand does furnish
discipline of a truly valuable sort, and
it is more enduringly remembered.
The infant learns to speak in this
way, and in some more advanced state
of civilization he will similarly learn
to read. He learns in this way the
properties and uses of numbers, and
if he is rightly treated in school be
can be made to discover for himself
all the ordinary devices that facilitate
the processes of computation. Taught
by the inductive plan he may find out
for himself the properties of all ordinary things belonging to his material environment, and may be able to
bring to bear on their adaptation to
his wants whatever he may have in
the way of inventive faculty. Ordinarily school life is a stagnant pi nel
when it ought to be and might easily
bc made a running stream. And then
teachers and parents wonder why ag-
���.rressively active boys play truant.
They may just as reasonably wonder
why a prisoner cannot resist the impulse to escape when he finds the
way open to do s 1.
Ancestry of the Revolver
OS several occasions during the present assizes, thc jury
has failed to come to an agreement, with the result
that much labnr has gone for nothing, and the prisoner is
sent back to prison, there to await trial by another jury.
l-.l'ORTS that incompetent crews are handling overcrowded boats on the Fraser River should not be al-
bewed tei pass unnoticed by the proper authorities. In
these days, when every precaution is supposed to be taken to
protect the safety of the traveller by rail or water, it is
hardly conceivable that conditions such as reported on
the Fraser River could exist.
According to statements, not only are the officers in
charge of various boats plying in this water not qualified,
but iu sume cases it is said passengers must hold themselves ready to respond to an emergency. The charge
that passengers are herded below deck in order to conceal overcrowding, and the accusation that life-belts are
unknown em many nf these craft, are charges so serious
that nothing short of an immediate investigation will
satisfy the travelling public that lawful safeguards are
being provided for their safe transport. Warnings are said
to have been given, but the charges are so sweeping that
conditions seem to have passed the stage of a mere reprimand.
In com eying passengers from one port to another, the
larger transportation companies study, in almost very
instance, the safety of travellers. It is usually the smaller
companies which evade restrictions, but these companies
are none the less responsible if they have failed to provide
proper safeguards.
Allegations emanating from the conduct of traffic on the
Fraser merit a most searching enquiry. If the accusations
are false it is only fair to the companies so charged that
the public should be given a clear statement of fact. If
thc methods are not strictly in accordance with thc law,
then the responsible parties should bc brought to task.
The safety of human life is not a trifle which can be passed
over with a shrug of the shoulder or a wink of the eye.
Since the introduction of gunpowder as a propellaut and the general
use of firearms in warfare and hunting,
there has been a more or less insistent
demand for mechanisms lhat would
give the soldier or hunter a number
of shots at his command without reloading and enable them to be rapidly
discharged. The first patent for a
firearm of this description seems to
have been issued by the British Patent
Office in 1718 tei James Puckle, a citizen of London, for a gun mounted up-
m a tripod, having a single barrel and
a revolving cylinder. Strangely
enough, 'ine of the claims set forth
in this patent appears almost verbatim,
one hundred and thirty years later, in
a patent taken out by Rollin White,
an American inventor of a revolving
pistol. Another curious claim of the
patent was, "The mechanism permits
the use of square bullets against the
Turk and round bullets against Christians; moreover, see great is the rapidity of fire that ships armed with the
gun cannot be boarded hy any
tacking force."
 ,   m   1	
State Aid to Mothers
(London "Daily Graphic")
The Australian method of the endowment eif maternity is the most direct yet in existence. In Paris large
blocks of flats feir wen-king people have
been erected, and every tenant has a
quarter's rent remitted to bint on the
birth of a child. M. Mcssiniy, the ex-
War Minister, has a bill before the
Chamber for the payment of $100 to
a mother on the birth of each child
after   the   third.
The inland revenue report issueel
recently shows that Mr. Lloyd
George's 1909 bonus for babies���that
is, the relief given to persons with incomes not exceeding $2,500 at the
rate of $50 free., eif tax in respect ql
each child under sixteen years old���
amounted to $25,000,000 for 1910-11.
and $19,000,000 in thc preceding year.
The figures for 1911-12 are not yet
Move to New Offices
Messrs. Bailey, Telford Se Co. Ltd.
have moved from their old offices on
Joyce Road, Collingwood East, to
more spacious quarters in the new-
block at the corner of Joyce Road
and Vanness Ave. The firm reports
that business during thc past week has
been particularly good, two five-acre
blocks changing hands at $11,300 and
$10,000 respectively, which together
with a school site of four acres, at
$15,300, near the River road, represent
a total of $36,600.
Morris Zesnr, who conducts a hot
sausage business and receives stamps
from office boys ill return for their
luncheons appeared in the Police
Court at Toronto. The Crown Attorney Said that Zesor had encouraged the boys to steal. Zesor was sentenced to three months in the Central Prison.
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, P,.C.)
We conduct a regular Hanking Business.   4 per cent, paiil on all
Encourage thc children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Hanks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Monev 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 Business Lots a specialty.   We have best listings.
Snaps in Building Lots.   Lot on 46th Ave., and one on 49th Ave,
first block west of Fraser St.; cleared; $850.
Lot on 56th Ave., first block west of Fraser St., $650.
Several high, dry cleared Lots, close to Fraser St. and Victoria
Drive, $550. $50 cash, and $10 a month.
4, 5, 6, and 7-room Modern Houses, close to the carline, from
$2,0OU up, on cash payment of $150 and up.    Monthly payments.
Modern Houses to rent, $15 to $25.
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 otr Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while you are In any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents 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
Wrought Iron Pipe Black and Galvanized
Cast Iron Pipe
Large Stocks and Frequent Shipments
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
Phonea :  Seymour 7056-7818 Office. :  606-607  Bank ot Ottawa  Blelg.
Johnson's Wharf
C. Gardiner - Johnson & Company
Phone : Sey. 9145
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
Look ahead for next year's holidays, and secure
one of our ideal Seaside Lots, close to biach. No
better holiday resort in thc Province. Buy now and
secure them while they last.
Ml      Price $200.   Quarter cash, balance 6, 12, 18 months.
The Industrial Trust Co. Ltd.
Financial Agents
405 Dunsmuir Street
Labor Temple
Phone : Seymour 3187
Brokers, etc.
Vancouver, B. C.
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at the shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
502 North West Trust Building
Phone : Sey. 2584
Vancouver, B. C.
Donaldson   &  McDonald
Dealers in
All Kinds of Chicken Feed
4213 Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 1514
Christmas Gifts Easily Made
Any   little   girl   that   is   planning   t"
make a few Christmas nut- will find
a host eef dainty things t,> fashion ireein
rilelee.n. And the ribbons this y<���:ir ire
lovelier than ever, with their glint-,
eef gold and silver ;inel their -��� ,ft Satiny
sheen. They come in every Imaginable width, se. that there is ��� ribbon t'e
lit any purpose
Cushions anel sachets arc among the
easiest articles -ee put together, ami
teer a beginner in fancy we.rk a square
pincushion having the top anel bol
teem alike, both woven of twe, widths
of   satin   ribbon   in   basket   style,   will
probably be the easiest te, atcuinpt.
Mother i>r sister will appreciate this
useful article, and sei it is best tu l:nd
out their favorite ceeleirs ami us.' this
with am ether that harmonises, Pink,
yellow eer reel with white make charming ones.
First yeiu select thc widths exactly
alike, teer ribbons marked with the
same number do vary a trifle, and
then yotl weave them just as you
did the little squares eif two colors of
papers that yoU made in the kindergarten. When two of these squares
are finished you will probably have to
I call for a little help in the sewing together, for the top and bottejm should
be exactly alike and thc seams done
quite   evenly.     A  little   space  shouhl
|be  left  at  the  middle  of  the  fourth
i side, so that thc covering may be turned right side out and the stuffing
slipped in. A rosette of the two cedors
of ribbon makes a suitable decoration
| for one comer of lhe cushion.
Gold and silver ribbons please the
youthful worker and delight the recipient, so that at least one little gift
[ made 'if this should bc added to thc
Christmas treasure store. These are
better for sachets and articles that do
I not   have  to  serve  as    pincushions.
! Heart-shaped ones are attractive, and
'they seem to suggest more sentiment
; than square and cornered ones. Three
pretty little golden hearts made of
ribbon and tied together with narrow.
; er bits of gold will make a most acceptable gift. Each little golden section should be stuffed and scented
with cotton wool before the heart is
fastened at the top.
Even the littlest boys and girls use
coat hangers now, So they can make
presents of this kind for each other,
as well as for their older friends and
members of the family. The hangers
themselves come in all sizes, from
the baby ones up to hangers large
enough to hold father's greatcoat. Thc
frames should first bc padded well
with cotton wool and then this should
be scented.
The case is made of wider ribbon
gathered together on the edge 'ike a
bag, so that it will slip over the two
horizontal pieces. It is quite simple
to fasten these to thc centre of thc
hanger, and when this is done the
hook part should be wound tightly
with narrow satin ribbon to match
the flower of the check in the wider
piece. It is better to start at the top
to wind, and when thc ribbon has been
brought down to the two projecting
parts it can bc cut off and secured
lirmly by tying a bow around the
Handkerchief cases are always use
ful, and they soil quickly, so that
Christmas time is an excellent occasion to have the old ones replaced.
The flowered gold ribbons arc pretty
for these, and they can bc made like
a little sack, with the open ends
fringed and turned back, or a piece
of very wide sash ribbon folded to
form a square and sewed is convenient to get at and quite simple to
make. The open ends may bc turned
in a hem and a bow of narrower gi)'.
ribbon fastened on top, or they may
bc fringed and laid over on the right
side with a bow for ornamentation.
A Novel Boy Scout's Experiment
Good  citizenship  ami   self-reliance
are nol the only things whieh are !>������
ing taught boy tcolltS ,��� f lenlay. An
experiment, which will be folio i I
with  the  greatest  interest  by those
who   have   thc   welfare   of   the   rising
generation at heart, is bring conducted
��� ni an estate i ailed Buckhun t I'I t<
situated about four miles fr 'tu  run
bridge Weil.    Should the experiment
preeve'    successful,   anel   there      is      nee
reason whatever why it ihould neet,
it will go a le.ng way towards solving
tiie- problem 'ef what t.i iln with our
beeys. anil, in addition, prove .ei ��� Hi.
isfactory ie> those who arc '���.!!���. ng *he
yOUng    mill    'ef    t'eday    tei    go      bSClt    tee
thc land."
I     Thc experiment has been made pees
lible by the generosity 'ef Mr   Benjamin   N'cwgass,   a   well known   City
merchant, who handed over to the liny
I Scouts' Association  thc estate, which
consists   of   1(H)   acres   of   farm   and
woodland,   mi   which   are   erected   a
'. mansion house, a farmstead, and farm
buildings.    Here  twenty-four patrols,
or  groups  of  eight  boys,  each  controlled by  a patrol  leader, arc being
trained   in   a   variety   of   agricultural
pursuits.     They   are   taught   how   to
1 milk  a  cow,  shoe  and  ride  a  horse,
ibakc bread, keep bees, and such handicrafts as  carpentry,  building,  leather
work, and the rudiments of engineering.
Thc main object of the scout farm
! is,  says "Country  Life,"  to keep  the
boys  on  thc land.    Five acres and a
i farm arc allotted to each patrol, and.
With the best advice given by an expert staff,  the various farms are run
for their own profit.    The things the
| colony   is   able   to   produce  are   sold
I by thc management every day in the
| public market, and each patrol keeps
I its own book of profit  and loss, etc.
Thus from the very commencement
the scout conies face to face with the
real  difficulties  of life.     There is  no
playing  at   farming;   it   is  all   deadly
earnest, and the privileges of colony
life  arc  only  to  bc  earned  by  hard
The boys, of whom there arc now
about fifty in residence, engage in
every branch of practical agriculture,
dairy-farming, poultry farming, fruit-
farming, and in addition the farms
have been supplied with pigs, turkeys, ducks, goats, and cows, so that
in no part of agriculture will the bovs
bc ignorant. A model dairy, on thc
most up-to-date lines, is an important
feature of thc school, and in every
branch the latest methods practised
in thc Colonies and on the Continent
arc employed, so as to secure thc
maximum in production.
The estimated cost ol running the
farm during the past three years is
$.s(l,(KKl, including all the initial outlay. After the tir-t three years the expenses are expected to be about $12,-
5litl per annum, but these expenses will
easily  be  met  by  the revenue  of thc
republic. A thousand pounds per
year i-. thc estimate of what will be
lire night in from the sale "f the produce, including milk, pigs, and fruit.
Each boy pay. $1(111 per year f.>r lii-
tuition  and  general  maintenance,  so
that as I i ;i- there are one hundred
be.y. in residence considerable profits
may accrue,
An important development in the
scheme i. iln- "tier of   continuation
farms in Canada, where   'he   boyl may
receive further instruction under h>-
eal conditions, It is. however, ex-
Dected that a large number eii ihe-
boys will find places on English farms
ami fruit gardens, anel although the
purp....' ni the republic is imperial,
it i* ;il-ei hoped that th'' hols who are
sent   out   will   dee   much   tei  invigorate
English farming���Exchange.
*   ���   *
A Boy's Treasure
The other day I read ;i beautiful
little story about a shepherd boy. He
was keeping the sheep in a flowery
meadow, and because his heart was
happy he s;uig so loudly that the surrounding hills echoed liis song. One
morning the King, who was on a hunting trip, spoke to him and said, "Why
| are yon so happy, my boy?"
"Why should I not be happy?" answered the hoy. "Our king is not
richer than  I."
"Indeed," said the king. "Pray tell
me 'ef your great possessions."
The shepherd boy answered, "The
sun in the bright blue sky shines as
brightly upon mc as upon the king:
the flowers upon the mountain and
Ithe grass in the valley grow and
bloom to gladden my sight as well as
1 his. I would not take one hundred
thousand dollars for my hands: my
���eyes are of more value than all thc
precious stones in the world. I have
food and clothing, too. Am I not as
I rich as the king?"
"You arc right," saiel the king with
ia smile.    "But your greatest treasure
lis your contented heart.    Keen it so.
and vou will always be happy."
In New York
Hank   E.   Noodle  came  tn  town
With   whiskers  odd  and   funny.
I A hold-up man he knocked him down
And  ran  off with  his money.
! He called a cop and bade him steep
The   reckless   spoliator.
"Oh, there's no hurry," saiel thc cop,
"I'll get my divvy later."
| "But   what'll   I,   Hank   N'oodle,   do?
And  what'll   I   tell   Mandy?"
| "Tell   her  to  come  to  thc  city,  too;
Her   money*!!   come   in   handy'."
Walter G, Doty, in "Puck"
Here is a STOVE
"As is a STOVE"
Mc Critic has a personal interest in
the homes of South Vancouver.
If he sells you a stove or a tack
hammer, he'll give you value for
your money.
This "Regal' Stove will warm your
heart.   It's a dandy little heater.
McBride has made more homes
happy than any other merchant in
South Vancouver.
G. E. McBride & Co.
Sixteenth  and  Main  Street
Forty-ninth and Fraser Street
Phone : Fairmont 899
(Continued from Page 5)
1 kHOCd
*I Any person having frontage on
the Fraser River, within the boundaries of South Vancouver, and who
are willing to lease the same for
mduitftftl purposes, will they please
communicate with
Chas. Harrison
Sec. Board of Trade
man beside her went mad with pity,
"he���he forged my father's name ami
'���wc lost nearly everything���settling
It was more like confession that recital. The officer, stalwart, Imposing,
lifted his eyes and looked hetig and
earnestly into hers. "Mary," he said
finally, "you bore all that and then���
i you lived with the wretch. Are living with him���yet?"
She quailed momentarily beneath
the stern justice of his glance. "Phil,"
one hand went out protestingly,
"wait! There is more. After that he
went away and for years we did not
j hear freeiti him. Father died���and
Mother. Jason wanted me to bc free.
Hut," wearily, "1 did met care. 1
thought he had hurt mc all he could,
' Hut���I did not know, it seems. We
have lived here quietly, Jason and 1
until���this morning."
"Yes!   This morning?"
"This morning," there vvas dramatic intensity in the words as she uttered them, "this morning, Phil, he
came back."
A little quiver eif pain convulsed the
face  opposite hers.    Thc    agony    of
| hers  vvas  tense,  drawn,    dumb,    like
that   of  a   hunted    beast     that     has
'reached the limit >>!' suffering.
"And you, Mary, you will take him
back? You will forgive him? Alter
all these years of neglect, eef shame
ful treatment, you will live with him?
Is���is he here?" He glanced aboul
"Yes. Here in ihis house." Lack
of accent, of emphasis, gave an almost uncanny wcirdiicss to the words
ami he glanced up at her surpriscilly.
"Oh, he can't hear!"
She teiok up lhe lamp from the
mantel and turning, led lhe way to
the little room with the closed door,
"Come," she said simply and he followed quietly. At the door she pans
"You won't have to look any farther."
she said dully, "for the man you're
after.    He's in here."
On the bed a rigid figure limned its
outline beneath a sheet which she
drew back, with uncompromising
fingers. "I knew, soon's you told
about him," she continued and all the
emotion in her seemed frozen, "that
he was the one you wanted. He is,
isn't he?"    She waited grimly.
The officer took one look, then drew
the sheet back. "Yes," he said gently,
"he is."
"I thought so." She closed the
door carefully and following him to
the kitchen sat down near the table
where the glow of the lamp fell full
on her features.
"He came along here this morning
before light. Jason got up and took
him in and he knew him. He tried to
keep it from me who it was, but it
wasn't so easy," she laughed a little,
hard laugh before continuing. "We
didn't know what he had done, but
we saw that he was hurt badly and
Jason and 1 both thought we must
have a doctor."
The other nodded. "It was all you
could do. It was your duty," he observed gravely.
"So Jason went and left me alone
with him. He grew sick so fast before noon that he didn't know mc.
Just  lay  there  and  raved,  all  about
the old days���and you���and the
wrongs he had done. It was awful!"
She covered her eyes with her hands.
"About noon he seemed to come to,
reached over and took my hand
Mary���forgive he,' he said, loud, like
that, and then���he was gone." She
finished quite simply.
"And you have been here, alone���
"Yes. 1 was horribly afraid. I was
always afraid of him alive, and it
seems as if 1 was more afraid���dead.
I'm glad ye eii came."
"So am I. I shall stay now till
Jaseni cullies."
They drifted into silence after that,
each busy with memories and the big
clock in the corner ticked off the
minutes. Neither noticed that the
howling of tbe storm lessened, little
sharpened pieces of hail came less frequently, until finally calm had almost
superseded storm, (luce in a while
tiny -p..ke, but for the unest part were
Then, from somewhere in the distance, came the steady pound of hoof
beats, the squeak, squeak, eet carriage
tires through the icy crust. There vvas
confusion outside; the sound of men's
voices.    The woman re esc. but he was
before her.
"I'll g...  Mary." he said kindly.
"It's Jason," and Ihe followed close
I ly in his wake.
A cheery "halleeee" preceded tin
opening of the door.   Then Jas.en ex
claimed :     'Well,   by   all   lhe   gods���
if it ain't  Phil Waters.   Doctor, JTOU
remember  I'hil? Where'd you eorui
"�� Hu of the storm "
I'.luff and  hearty Jason  had forgot
ten  iln-  sick  man,  for he    muttered,
"Wai. by thunder I" when I'hil laid his
hand  kindly   eeii   Ilis   shoulder,   saying,
"yeeu   won't   need   the   d'ict.ir,     Jase-
Your man's dead     He wa- my man,
line," and  while thc doctor went  into
the  house  to  cheer  Mary  he  follow
ed  Jason   to  the  barn    relating    the
' story eif his chase.
"Wai." Jason extended a hand, the
hearty clasp of which was exhilarating,
i "I'm alfired glad you come, Phil, to
keep the poor girl company. I'm
I glad he's genie, too. The pesky var-
j mint. Never was no good. \Yal,"
j with a deep sigh, " 'spose wc must
| bc charitable now. We'll hcv' to
| bury him. too, I expect. He was al-
i ways a bill of expense tei us���dead or
alive. You come down again when
this  blows  over."
Phil  was harnessing his horse pre-
j paring to  work his way back to the
| city through the drifts.    It had clear-
j ed away and the moon was coming out
reluctantly   in   the  murky  skies.     At
] the door he turned back.    "I'm glad,"
i he  said  simply,  "that  the  storm  led
| me here.  and. by and by.  when  she
forgets  all   this,  T   shall  come  again.
; Take good care of her, Jass���for mc."
The  sturdy  farmer  stepped out  of
1 the doorway into the moonlight. "You
i can rely on mc for that, Phil," he re-
I plied,   "it's   been   nothin'  hut  trouble
for  her  since she  met  him.    I   hope
I it's  over  now  an'  that    there'll    be
; somethin' better in thc future."
"I'm sure there will. Trll her good-
by for me." He leaped into the saddle,
turned one lingering look back at the
,eild place, flun faded away down the
I trackless highway, a dark silhouette
jaeninst whiteness of snow, and pale.
| chilling hluc of the eternal skies.
Save your clothes. Call
and get a carpenter's
apron free. Pockets for
nails,   rule,  and  pencil.
��   ��
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone :  Fair.  1659
(.Please mention this Ad.)
lor thc collection ol garbage can now bc purchased liuni thc health inspector. Municipal
Hall, corner Praser Street and Forty-third
Avenue, as provided by the bylaw.
Box  1224,  South  Vancouver.
To whom it May Concern :
TAKE NOTICE, that licences arc now due
by   all  hawkers,   peddlers,   express   and   draymen, doing business in South Vancouver.
Any hawker, peddler, express and drayman
found doing business ot this nature within
the MunlcipaJity without a South Vancouver
Licence emit be prosecuted as provided by the
Trades Licence Bylaw.
Chief of Police.
Dated July 31, 1912.
The Government Auditing Commissioner ol
the above-named Municipality will have his
office open from 10 to 11 in the forenoon of
euch day (except duya on whieh the Public
Inquiry is being held) for the purpose of
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner may be present and may make any
objection to such accounts m ere, before the
feTHIS IS AN 010 0N�� BUT-
"What are you d.eing, dear?" asked
the little girl's mother, as she paused
to h).ik at some \ciy strange marks
the child was making on a piece of
"I'm writing a letter to l.illic
Smith,'' was tlie answer.
"Hut, my dear," laughed thc mother,
"you don't kneiw how to read."
"Oh, that doesn't matter, mother I
l.illic doesn't know bow t'e read."
��   ��   ��
"See here!" exclaimed the stranger
as he stumbled into his twentieth
puddle, "I theiught you said you knew
where all the bad places were on this
"Well," replied the boy who had
volunteered to guide him through
the  darkness,  "we're    findin'    them,
ain't we?"
>   ���   ��
On a business trip to the city, the
farmer decided to take home to his
wife a Christinas present of a shirtwaist. Going into a store and being directed to the waist department, he asked the lady clerk to
show  him  some.
"What bust?" asked she.
The farmer looked around quickly
and  answered,   "I   don't    know,    I
didn't  hear  anything."
��    ��    *
Complainant : Your worship, she
struck me in thc face with her clenched fist. That cut was caused by her
Magistrate : Where did she get the
Complainant : I gave it to her. It
was our engagement ring.
Magistrate :    The  prisoner is discharged.    That  is  clearly  a  case  of
contributory  negligence.
��    *    ��
Sandy was an elder in the church,
and a truly pious man. He had an
eye for beauty and a love for it, but
he married Tina because he knew she
would make him an excellent wife.
"I suppose Tina is a handsome
lass?" said Sandy's cousin, who met
him in Glasgow not long after the
marriage, and had never seen thc
bride.   "I ken ye've glide taste, Sandy."
"Aweel," said the oridegroom, cautiously, "she's the Lord's handiwork,
Tammas. I'm no' prepared to say
she is His masterpiece."
* *    *
A Scotch pedestrian, attacked by
three highwaymen, defended himself
with great courage, but was at last
overpowered, and his pockets rifled.
The robbers expected, from the extraordinary resistance, to find a rich
booty; but were surprised to discover
that the whole treasure which the
sturdy Caledonian had been defending at thc hazard of his life was only
a crooked sixpence. "The deuce is
in him," said one of the rogues. "If
he had had eighteen pence I suppose
he would have killed thc whole of us."
��� ���   ���
One day a gentleman went into a
shoji for some hair restorer. Having
got the bottle and read the directions,
he commenced the operations of rubbing his head with it night and morning. All seemed right until about six
weeks after a lump appeared on the
side of the man's head.
Thinking it was getting serious he
went back to the shop where he
bought the lotion. Thc proprietor
le.iekcil at him, and then asked the man
tei let him look at the bottle, which
he pulled from his pocket. Thereupon the proprietor of thc shop look-
ed very much amazed, and said :
"Why, you have been using our celebrated chest developer."
* *    *
"Hist!" whispered Paddy.
He was crouching beneath the sign
of the three balls, watching alert, anil
he had no cars for the pleasantries of
his old friend, Mick.
"What's the matter, Patrick?"
whispered Mick, anxiously.
Paddy laid a finger on his lips.
"Have you gone cranky?" pursued
Mick, unheeding. "Tell me, Patrick,
what is it?"
"It's like this," whispered Paddy.
"It's just twelve months today I
pawned my suit, and I'm told in a
twelvemonth it'll run out. Never a
word, Mick. I'm standin' here waiting to be ready for it as it comes running through the doorway."
* *   *
A publican who happened to have a
fair-sized nasal organ was one day
mending a wheelbarrow, when a piece
of wood jumped up and hit him on
the bridge of the nose, cutting it
right across. His wife dressed it very
carefully, and put on a large patch of
sticking-plastet. An hour or two
after a woman who was passing
through the village called at the house
and ordered a pint of beer. On paying for the beer she looked at the
publican and said :
"Arc you going for your  holidays,
"No.    What  makes  you  ask?"
"Oh, nothing," said the woman. "I
tin night perhaps you were when I see
you've got your trunk labeled."
��� ���   ��
The farmer's mule had just balked
in the road when the country doctor
came by. The fanner asked the phy
sician if he could give him something
to start thc mule. The doctor said he
could, and, reaching down into his
medicine case, gave the animal some
powders. The mule switched his tail,
tossed his head and started on a mad
gallop down the road. The farmer
; looked first at thc Hying animal and
then at the doctor.
"How much did that medicine cost,
Doc?" he asked.
"Oh, about fifteen cents," said thc
"Well, give me a quarter's worth,
quick I" And he swallowed it. "I've
got to catch that mule."
* *    *
At a banquet not long ago Mr.
Charles M. Schwab made a speech on
the development of the steel industry.
In the course of his remarks he mentioned a few of the men who had assisted in rolling mill development.
One of them, it seems, was on his
vacation when he fell in love with a
handsome German girl.   Upon his re
turn to the works he went to Mr.
Carnegie and announced that as he
wanted to get married he would like
a little further time off. Mr. Carnegie
appeared much interested. "Tell me
about her," he said. "Is she short or
is she tall, slender, willowy?"
"Well,  Mr.  Carnegie," was the answer, "all I can say is that if I'd had
thc rolling of her I should have given
her two or three more passes."
*    a>    *
The   rigid   observance   of    English
rules   in   lhe   South   Carolina   Courts
[and a neglect of the same on the part
of Mr   I'etigru. a barrister well known
in this day, gave rise to the following
passage :
"Mr. I'etigru," saiil thc judge, "you
have on a light coat You can't
"May it please the bench," said the
barrister, "I conform strictly to thc
law. Let nie illustrate. The law says
thc barrister shall wear a black gown
and coat, and your honor thinks that
means a black coat?"
"Yes," said the judge.
"Well, the law also says thc sheriff
shall wear a cocked hat and sword.
Does your honor hold that thc sword
must be cocked as well as the hat?"
et      *      *
Mary Jane was an excellent servant, but she had one fault. She was
like the girl of Tooting Bee in the
pantomime, who "washed her face but
forgot her neck."
At least Mary wasn't quite so bad
as all that, but she was wont to appear sometimes with a grimy face.
Her mistress, moreover, had reproved her about this several times.
"Look here, Mary," she said. "Why
don't you  wash  your  face    in    hot
Scene from "The Love Tales of Hoffman," by the Sheehan English Opera Company  at  the  Imperial  Theatre,
November 7, 8, and 9
Wood Pavements Make Cool Streets
Everybody realizes that some pavements
seem to refract more heat than others. Sheet
asphalt, for example, is notoriously hot, and
under a summer sun throws up a tropical heat
which is distressing.
Thc city chemist of Trenton, N. J., has made
the first scientific examination of this point.
Samples of the various pavements were built,
thermometers were installed, and records
taken at hourly intervals for twenty-four
hours. The results showed that sheet asphalt
and asphalt blocks were the hottest pavements.
Sheet asphalt averaged five degrees higher
than wood block, and reached its highest temperature an hour earlier.
The advantage of this coolness of wood
block pavement to merchants in business streets
must be obvious. Pedestrians instinctively
avoid the streets which seem hot, and the effect of a hot pavement on retail trade on hot
summer days must certainly be considerable,
on the same principle that the shady side of
the street is the best for summer trade.
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 traffic.
On a few days of the year, under rare storm
conditions, such as a light, dry snow or a thin
sleet, wood block pavements furnish inferior
footing to granite blocks, but the wood block
is no worse in such weather than sheet asphalt
or brick. On other days of the year, wood
block pavement attracts traffic, for drivers
find that in proportion to its smoothness it
furnishes superior footing, and permits greater
speed and heavier loads than are possible with
any other type of pavement.
Dominion Wood Blocks are Manufactured
in South Vancouver
by the
Dominion Creosoting Co. Limited
water and soap two or three times a
day? It will make you look beautiful
Mary was rather nettled at being
told so many times about her little
weakness, and her reply was short
and to the point.
"Will it really, ma'am?" she answered. "Then it's a pity you never
tried some!"
Rttfe was telling Zekc about a terrible escapade he had had thc night
before after he had crossed the dam
at thc river and was making for his
cabin about a half mile through the
dark woods.
"And jest as I stepped inter de
brush I hears a funny noise like a
shoat snortin'. I looks up an' a blue
light jumps out cr de groun' and
shapes itself into a ghost about six
foot tall. Red fire was a-flickcring
out er its nose. It stood still kinder,
then lifted a long, bony finger an'
says :   'I want you Rufe Jackson.'
"I walks up to it and shakes my own
finger right in its face. 'You mind
yore business and I'll mipd mine,' I
says, and turns on my heel and goes
right on.
"Now, what'd you er done, Zekc,
in a' case like dat?" <
"I'd er done jest what you done, you
dtirncd lying nigger."
w ��� *
One of the most eloquent lawyers
that ever pleaded in a court of law had
a cork leg. None but the most intimate of his acquaintances know for
certain which was the sham limb. One
day he was engaged in a case when
a young lawyer sought to utilize his
knowledge for  his personal benefit.
The celebrated counsel was pleading in his most earnest manner when
the young lawyer whispered to a
stranger near him :
"You see how earnest old Rusty is,
I'll bet you a pound that I can run a
pin in his leg right up to the head and
he will never know it."
The bet was booked. The wag took
a long pin from his vest and, leaning
forward, drove it up to the head in
the lawyer's leg.
A yell, blood-curdling and more awful than that of an Indian, made the
hair of the jury stand on end, and the
judge to jump from the bench.
"Great Scot!" exclaimed the wag.
"It was the wrong leg, and I've lost
my bet I"
*   *   *
A pretty little girl, in common with
many others, finds theological things
bewildering. When any fresh difficulties present themselves in the
course of the Scripture lesson at
school she is accustomed to turn to
a sympathetic aunt for enlightenment.
"Auntie," she observed one evening,
"when God made everything, didn't
He work on Sunday?"
"No, dear. When He created
heaven and earth in six days, He
rested on the seventh day."
"Well, but Auntie, didn t He stop
at one o'clock on Saturday?"
"Don't be silly, Dolly," interposed
her brother, scornfully, with all the
superiority of his eight years. "That
Act wasn't passed then."
Collingwood   Homesites
Every thinking man should realize that in continuing to
pay rent he is not providing for the future of his family.
Kor a very small cash payment a splendid Homesite may
bc secured in our Collingwood Terrace Subdivision.
This subdivision runs from Westminster Road back to thc
Central Park tram line, Aberdeen Street being the western
boundary. There being no building restrictions, any
purchaser may erect a modest cottage to suit his circumstances.
Thc Lots arc ready to bc built on, are high and free from
water. Electric light and City water arc available. Lots
may bc purchased for $311 cash and $10 per month. Ask
(or full particulars.
National Finance  Company
Phone : Seymour 9560 Corner Tender and Hamilton
Real Estate Department
Private Exchange Connecting all  Departments
"Coal Strike"
Stove Wood���14 inch Lengths
$3.50 per Load
Corner Bodwell Road and Ontario Street
Phone : Fraser No. 41 Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thome  Metal  Store  Front. Bars,   Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
to figure out how  much tune your clerks
waste each day in walking to and
from the telephone?
An Extension Telephone
on the counter or desk will prevent H.
Only 5 Cents Per Day
for either a "WALL" or "DESK" set.
Call up the Contract Agent
Seymour 6070
British Columbia Telephone
Company Limited
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^414. ABBOTT   ST
According to latest reports "Newsy"
Lalonde will play hockey in tbe East
thi-,   winter.     Lslonde   i-,  'ine   of  tlie
most sought-after players in lacrosse
and hockey in Canada.    \i each sea
s.,ii   rolls   around   In*   name   occupies
large headlines in the- newsdapers, as
hit  playing  whereabouts  is always  a
matter 'ef keen interest.    Ifanagi ual
talent in tbe East i- scare*,1 anil Lalonde  has  been  offered  tlie  manage
m< im eei the Canadicns.    In bis place
Pitre ��ill come '" the Coat* this ��in
let.   the   deal   being     ar.iie.uii. . ���!     by
Frank Patrick this week.    I'i'"  i   ri
garded ley many as every hit as
a player a-   Lalonde, and then   khs
nee  reeeein   fur   l.ale.iiile  a-   manager   'it
one of ihe Coast i lubs
The' team whieh will rcprekcnl Van
e-e.uver in lhe Coast League tin- win
ur i-, gradually assuming form, ami
Irenn the prospects at the present
writing it will hi' every hit as stronp as,
if in it stronger than, Frank Patrick's
seven a year ago. Annmineeinelit has
alse, been made lhat Frank Patrick
has signed Tobin, a star eif the Sas-
katieeeii team a year agee. anil tin old
Winnipeg player. When the annual
meeting of the leagUf is Held in a few
days it is' expected that the league
will be in a position to announce the
line-ups of all the clubs  f'er the sea-
't   ?V I  M.VM0Uf
Special Rates to Municipal
Hall and olher South Vancouver points.
Two Good Lots
On 58th, near Main, facing South.
Cleared. For quick sale, $25.00 cash;
balance 3 years.
D. W. Grimmett
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Phone : F. 1121R
Geo. Jones
Lame and Interfering horses will
receive special care and attention.
Ail kin<!s of hand-made ahoes, running shoes, running plates, toe
plates, etc.
All horses entrusted to me wil) receive  every  care  and  attention.
571 Beatty Street
Buy Inside Lots in
Canora, Sask.
Five lines (if railway operate now into
this new fast-growing Prairie City.
Inside property at lirst cost, from
$200 per lot.   Terms.
514-515 Dominion Trust Building
Patronize thi
Province Renovatory
South Vancouver's Pioneer
Dry-Cleaning and Dyeing Works
Work and  Prices  Right
4136 Main St.        Cot. of 25th Avenue
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BMC ^flttBU
InF<Jrr ^JPW
KrllH     ",U^**Wi      Q^BQ
P^Bffis&? a
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
This has the following attributes :
*J Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dtistless-
ness; economy.
<J Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
^ Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
fl The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
<| Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
Whether ti" r�� Is a hocki ;���  \, ir .ei
in.i  between  the  l-.a-t ami tin   t
one thing i- certain, and 'hai is tnat
III'-    t..e..l-(     III' e'i     11 ��� ��� I     V.'"l IV    ;  -    !'���    th(
e-alilire- ��� 'i pla) ers u he i   ��� ni come out
lee   thlS   pStrt   'el    till"   ei'Ulllle,     tllli   WllHe'l
A  war  would "lib   aeiel a  little SCSI   t"
'��� lilieell-     W llil'll     |."llll      lee     I   '.-     gi ,    ll
e'-i hockey si a ���"" ��� net held �� hen the
Coast e-lnl - (jet in action
��   *   <
Arrangements ari   n"w   under  ��a>
tee    make'    ill.      'A '     le  I II     |)l it*, lillg     CoH
gress, w hich pi ill bi held in \ ancou
\ er 111 dat I, one "i the lint it
sporting e \ ents e\ er held i >n thc Paci
lie      t'eeasl.        It     Will    lie     e\ eh". i||l<      II,  \, |
t<i ihe' lnev\ let i that .in active earn
paig i i- now under way, ami the big
|bowling congress will be awaited with
gri .11 interest.
Al a meeting held the other night
at Y. I tide English Billiard Parlors,
a let ���'! ��� ttie'.i - ..i the Vancouver
Tournament Association was drawn
up, and these gentlemen will be ask- e
led tee act, while a ways and means
committee was alsei appointed to sf
range the- necessary details for tbe
The W, B, C, meet will probably be
held during the lirst week in  March,
land it is expected that fully sixty-live
teams will compete. This list will
I include entries from as iar se >uth as
Lns Angeles and east as far as Chi-
cagee ami Winnipeg. In the neighbor,
hood 'ef $8,001) will be distributed in
prize nieeiiey.
��    *    *
At a meeting of the executive of
the B. C. Field Hockey Association
held recently thc schedule of games
was drawn up and approved. The
following are the dates on which the
Burnaby team meet their opponents :
Mainland Cup Series
December 14, Public Schools vs.
Burnaby  at  Central   I'ark.
December 20, liurrards vs. Burnaby
at  Central  I'ark.
January 1, Vancouver vs. Burnaby
at  Central  Park.
January 4, Vancouver vs. Burnaby
at  Brockton  Point.
February I, "2nd Highlanders vs.
Burnaby al Hastings Park.
March 8, North Vancouver vs. llurnaby at North Vancouver,
March   29,   72ml     Highlanders     vs
llurnaby at Hastings Park.
B. C. Cup Series
November 9, North Vancouver vs.
Burnaby at Central Park.
November 16, Public Schools vs.
Burnaby at  Hastings  Park.
November 23, Vancouver vs. Burnaby at Brockton Point.
December   7,   72nd   Highlanders   vs.
Burnaby at Hastings Park.
January 11, North Vancouver vs.
Burnaby at  North  Vancouver.
January 25, liurrards vs. Burnaby
at Burrard,
February 15, Vancouver vs. Bur
naby at Central  Park.
February 22, Public Schools vs.
Burnaby at Central  Park.
March 1, 72nd Highlanders vs. llurnaby at Central  Park.
* *   *
Edward Durnan. the Toronto sculler, who was defeated recently by
Ernest Harry, the world's sculling
champion, gives it as his opinion that
Barry is the finest water man the
world has even known, ami that there
is no sculler in America who could
hope lo successfully compete with
Durnan has fixed opinions on the
generation of scullers in Canada and
the United States, and it is liis belief
that there is no young oarsman who
will in any reas.enable length of time
be able to reach anything like stiffi
cient proficiency tee challenge for the
! world's honors.
The Toronto sculler is in a position
to   know   whereof   he   speaks.     Barry
recently defeated him with compara
: live ease, anil in  view of ihis  victory
| he   sheiuld  met   fear  a  challenge   from
] Ihis   side  e.f  the   Atlantic,  as   Durnan
now represents the greatest  senile, r in
America.   Canada will have to develop
another  Hanlan before ihis country
lean  hope  to  again  claim  the  worlds
sculling blue ribbon,
��� *    ��
Sir Thomai Upton still has designs
mi the America Cup, Sir Thomas
is at present on a trip to Canada, and
in an interview In Toronto expressed
himself on ilus question in the fol-
lowing terms I
I el.i neet wain to race under lhe in
ternationl rules which govern yachting
in Great Britain and throughout Europe, All I ask is a chance to race
' under the universal rules which gov-
:, em yacht racing of all kinds in the
i l'nited States, with thc single exception eif the America Cup race.
What   in   my  present   case  is  more
! to the purpose is that with the growth
of  treakishness  In  the  type  of yacht
designed   feer   the   America   Cup,   it
would be impossible for me to find a
designer  in   the  Old    Country    who
woulil build a challenger to sail on its
[own bottom to New York which they
j would consider tee have a fair chance.
i Fife won't do it. and Watson before
i he died had refused tei risk it. i
It is too bad, because I want an-
| other try for that cup very badly.
I Last year I had one of the most successful yachting seasons of my career.
I won all kinds of club cups, T beat
everything they had in Germany, and
wound up by defeating the German
Emperor easily.
And I haven't given up hope yet. 1
have te) see the New York Yacht Cup
officials een my return tei New \eirk,
and 1 think there are signs that some
Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C.
fm ihe- Church, liis father,
line   olil    sh..win.,n.   Jam. -    );. ��� ���
who married a daughter of the Womb
well   family,  intending   him   le  foil
that   calling,   I !
.-iews     Ilis father's I
goi badly mauled one i
i lion, and Franl
be  alluwi el   to   take   his   pla H -
father refused, bul next elay found his
y..llH!j   - .ii   m   the   lion
"li you ' ��� eme out ol th ri  aii in    I'll
��� Ider  Boi
bill    the   >"'l'l. -'. I     .     '    i;:
his  ia-',   h ith    iich  mcci -
old in.i" ;i lie    ��� d him io    .niiiine-. and
thus,  i  he! wet ii   15
.mil   16,   \ ��� imt;
��ith tbe ni' nage rii i travans, anel
commenced - ��� iri er as a trainer, in
�� hiclt (or i iri hi   was known
Vuimal King "
i H   mat 'ii  ��� ��� nt   im . iii ue,   it:
well  in er   six   fi ��� i   high,   e\ ith
- eme' ie .mile - and a perpi tual - nili
Frank  Bostock mad< "    in
his gala iln si for thc ring, ami for
mmy year- gave untold enjoyment to
thousands ol youngsters and adults
by his daring ami clever feat! with
w ild animals. I le- believi - in kind
in-- rather than force in thc training
of his lions, tigers, and other per
forming beasts, His performance was
strictly watched "ii one occasion in
New   Ye.rk   by   lhe   American   Society
for tin- Prevention of Cruelty to Ant
mats, and they reported must favor
ably on the manner in which his es
tablishment  was conducted.
Mr. Bostock hael over one thousand I
living animals in his various ihows.|
He hael over one hundred circuses.j
sinews, amusement parks, theatres,
and the like at work in America, Australia. Europe and South Africa, ami
was very proud of the fact that he was
connected with the Wombwell family,
which had been in the business from
18115, and had "showed" in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle before
George IV.. William IV.. anel Queen
Victoria, It was Mr. Frank Bostock
who revolutionized the old circus idea
of "showing" performing lions in caravan cages, and he introduced the modern idea oi large iron rails being placed all around the arena, in whieh the
performing animals can be seen to
far greater advantage than under the
old system. At one time in his earlier
days "young Frank" used to perform
with twenty-eight lions at eeiie time
in a cage uf this description. The
"joy wheel" was another of his indentions, and scenic railways and
similar side shows owed many of their
improvements and spectacular features
to his inventive mind, His lirst "jungle show'" was started at the great
Chicago World's Fair, ami scored an
instanl   success,     lie   also,   when   lhe j
Paris   Hippodrome hail   fallen on  evil
times,   teeeik   lhe   enormous     building
over, and quickly made il a prosperous i
venture.   Coney Island's "Dreamland" |
was another of his -hows, ami he' was
interested in the Luna Parks e.f Paris
and Berlin.
Mr.   B. stock paiil particular atten-
lii.in ii' iln- education of anthropoid
japes, and   was  lhe  showman  who  in
ItrodUCed  Consul   I. lh.' highly-trained
Mr.   Frank   Bostock   hael   many   es   i
capes   from  death,  am!   was  several
limes   injured   while   performing   wilh
lions,  tigers, ami  either   wild animals,!
I In   eme   occasieeii   in   Kansas   he   was
pinned down by a lion, and was only
re'sctie-el   by   a   lady    tamer    firing   a
blank   cartridge  near   lhe'   beast's   car
I Once   while   ihe   show   was  al   Bum
ingham,  an  angry  li.'ii  jumped  down i
a manhole, ami kepi   a  large  number
of  men   and  some  dogs   ai   hay   for
long   time'       Subsequently     Bostock
went down lhe dangerous huh. am' m
the   end   lhe   liem   wa-   lass,,eel    ami
driven  through  lhe Streets on a  carl
Ai   ih.-   Paris   Hippodrome  iln   great
trainer  nearly  l"-i   his  life  in  an  encounter with tlie enormous lion "Wat
lace," which seized him in the back
and mauled him badly, causing him to
be incapacitated for many weeks.
aeiU    1    L 11111 tS    UlLlL   .vie.   aeftie.-,   .,,,,.   .,.......-
thing   may  yet   bc   done  which   will
make it possible for mc to challenge.
*   *   ���*���
The death recently of Mr. Frank
Charles Bostock. at his residence, 44
Kensington Mansions. London; removes one of the world's greatest ani
mal trainers.
Mr. Prank Rostock, of "Great V. S.
A. Bostock," as he was called, tei distinguish him from his brothers, who
are in lhe same calling, was bom at
Darlington, and wa= 4d years eif age.
lie was educated at Kslvedon College,
Restrictions    as    to    Its    Delivery-
Purity of Milk
The question eif retailing "I bread
and its distribution in South Vancou
ver was discussed al a meeting of lh,'
Health Committee on Monday, i"'
lowing a query by Reeve Ken ie. In
spector Pengelly as to the adviiabilitj
of patting a bylaw.    Inspector  Pen
gelly stated thai a bylaw dealing with
lhe "sale of bread was being drafted, ami
he mentioned thai .e R I deal eef lhe
bread  seild  ill  thc  municipality    .\a-
short weight
Reeve Kerr said he thought thc pen
pie would not mind lhe bread being
short weight if they knew ii was
clean; but bread winch was handled
by delivery men'when handling horses
ce'iuld not be kept very clean.
Inspector Pengelly also stated thai
in company with the cily health inspector he had visited the Fraser Val
ley with a view to tracing the milk
which, it was believed, was the cause
of a number of cases of typhoid fever
in the municipality and also in lhe1
He described lhe dairies visited and
stated that at eme dairy they found
that.-one of the nun employed had
suffered from typhoid and had been
working in Ihe dairy while suffering'
from the disease. A elaughter at lhe
fartn had also been ill with typhoid,
and absolutely no precautions hail
been taken to prevent the spreading
of the disease through the milk supply.
The   report  was  adopted   and   tiled
for reference.
Innovations    for    South    Vancouver
Force���New  Automatics
Instructions were given to Chief ol"'
I Police Jackson at  a  meeting of  the I
1 Police  Ceimmittee  on  Monday t.'  re
port on the cost of placing police tele
phone beixes at the corners of Twenty-
fifth and Main Street; Ferris Roael a,:.;
Main Street; Twenty-fifth and Fraser
Avenues;  Commercial  Street and  the
B.   C.   Electric   Railway   track;   Earl's
Road and Westminster    Reiad,    and
Westminster Ruad and Victoria Reiad.
The chief reported thai the manager
Band every Evening and Saturday  Afternoon
p m  50c
i hildren 15c
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We  carry  everything  in  the  Li'pior   Line
No onler 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.
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
"""""' ' 'iiiiiiiii;iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin ���"������������""" ir'iiiiiiiiiiiiii111" """""!
Gel frmmh goods. Gel the full
limit of wear. We have ju��t
received a big stock of livr, new
rubbers direct from the factory.
You probably know iliat
TH���e it a lot of difference in wear
between rubbers carried over year
after year and new, snappy goods
fresh from the factory, full of life and
wear like iron.    1 dry have earned their reputation.
We have a big assortment. All styles. Arctici and excluders ol every shape, lined or utdined. Complete line of
sizes. Perfect fit guaranteed. Come in and let ut fix you
up with a pair of these famous rubbers. Price right. Style
right.   Service right,     aj    PUGHE
4134 Main St., next City Heights P. O
Nabob Tea
Your Grocer Will Supply You; If
not, try  Your   Neighbor's Grocer
Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd. Vancouver,   B. C.
No. 1  Road and Grant  (Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash
payment. These lots are cleared, and some have been
resold at nearly double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near Tark Avenue.
Cleared. Splendid Business Site. Away below market
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It was decided tei supply automatic
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with  old-fashioned revolvers.
P.  C.  Small  was placed  upon  the
Schedule  For  increased    pay.    having
completed one year's, service.
The question of altering the Board
of Works auto into a police ambulance-patrol, and eef providing the engineer with a heirse and rig or a run-
about auto in its place was referred
tee the Finance Ceimmittee. The esti-
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The Latest Fad from Gay Paris    |
Nymphs   disporting   themselves   in
a sheet ol crystal water tej the strains
oi an  operatic  chorus,  the  whole ef-1
feet   recalling  the  tirst  act  of   Wagner's "Rheingold," was  the chief fea-j
Hire eef the most notable social event
���the inauguration hy the Ante,mobile i
Club of France of its magnificent new
swimming bath  at  the  feirmer   Hotel
I'asteeret in the Place de la Concorde.
While  the  leading  members  of  the
Paris opera���Wimcs, Gall, I.apayrette, I
and   Lauterburn���chanted   the     scene!
front   "The  Sirens    ��if     Icarus,"    by
Dcutich ele la Meurihs, Mile. Deligny
i eif La Scala Theatre, one of the moil
i beautiful   women   in   Paris,   with     a
superb   figure,   teiok   the  part  of   the
I siren with extraordinary grace, diving
' with lishlike agility in the great tank,
! the surface of which was strewn with
Thc beauty of the effect was further
heightened by the novel illuminations
of the mosaic bottom of blue tiles,!
the bath having six thick glass win- j
dows through which streams of powerful light poured from as many large
electric lamps.
The water is carefully filtered before entering the tank, and is also
sterilized freun microbes by lamps
which diffuse the ultraviolet rays.
One of the strictest rules of the club
is that no person shall be allowed to
enter the water without first taking
the Turkish bath which is on the
It is understood, however, in view
of thc special circumstances, that exception was made in the case of Mile.
��      =f      *
Lady Has Thrilling Adventure
A graphic account of a fatal accident which befell the Bullock Workman expedition in the Himalayas is
given in the following dispatch sent
by Mrs. Bullock Workman to Skardu
(Cachmere) by a native runner, and
just received by Frederick Burling-
"On thc crossing of the Bilapho
pass, at about 18,000 feet, Mrs. Bullock Workman and an Italian porter
named Chenez, who had been with
her on four Himalayan expeditions,
left the caravan in order that Dr.
Hunter Workman nuVht take a photo
of them from a picturesque standpoint. After the picture was taken,
Chenez, who was carrying the rope
and his rucksack, strode ahead, taking
another route to join the caravan.
Mrs. Bullock Workman followed him
at about three steps, when suddenly
he disappeared from view, carrying
with him the rope, and thus preventing his own immediate rescue.
"Mrs. Workman was left standing
appalled on the brink of a blue hole
in the ice. She called to the others,
who hurried to the spot. A guide
called down into the crevasse, and a
faint reply came from Chenez far below that he was still alive.
"Six men started at once after a
guide who had the remaining rope,
and in an hour he returned. After
IH hours in the frigid crevasse, buried
at eighty feet in the glacier, the porter was brought out on the rope conscious, but without pulse and nearly
frozen. He was carried down to a
camp, where everything possible was
done to rescue him, but he never recovered, and died the same night from
A  Boy's  Essay  on   Girls
"Girls isn't good for much except
for the storekeepers to sell fine ra-
ineut to, an' to bring trubble on their
little bruthers an' other men. They
have to be give up to all their lives,
eir else, if they're little they cry; and
if they're grown up they git mad at
nothln' an' say they won't marry
yeui! never, never!
Sister Sue done Bob Layton that
way an' he's the best feller I know���
brings me sweets an' gives me a
tanner most every time he comes if
I'll go acrost the street and play
with Jimmy Perkins two hours.
"Girls is critic an' heartless; they
wear lots of false things to make
men think they are prettier than
they reely are, an' then they trample
on 'em. When they see a nice on-
nerable mall like Bob Laytem sailin'
acrost the sec to fite for his country with a broken hart, they'll be
sorry, an' so will 1, an' it'll serve
'em rite.
"Girls is no good till they get to
be your mother, an' then you bet
they are all rite."
$2,500 a Year at Nine Years Old
There is a bright field for clever
children in the cinema film world,
and the child actors employed by
the big American companies draw
remarkable salaries.
The little actress Gladys who recently played for the Biograph Company received $50 a week for her
services. As she is only nine years
old the amount is a large one.
Most companies employ two or
three children, and pay them well
for their services. The Lubin Company have a whole nursery of, kiddies,
the leading actor being Buster Johnson, who is only three and a half
years old. Buster has had several
plays written for him, and he draws
$25 a week when working. His
chief companion actors are Miss
Henrietta O'Beck, aged four and a
half, and Brooks McCloskey, aged 5.
The two latter artistes draw $20 per
The Kalem Company have two remarkable child actors in their employ. The first, Adelaide Lawrence,
is four years oid, and her acting is
truly remarkable. She has figured in
several dramas, specially written to
display her wonderful ability, and
her appearance on the screen is always hailed with delight. She draws
$30 a week, and she is worth every
cent of the money.
The other Kalem child actor is
Master George Hollister, who is not
yet four years old, has had some
.remarkable experiences, for he accompanied his mother with the Kalem  Company  to  Egypt  and   Pales
tine,  and   himself  played   in   some  of
tlu   Egyptian   pieces.    His   tcrvicci
are worth $25 a week to the Kalem
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Growing Old Beautifully
The perfeetie.n nf lhe autumn leaf
is owing to its maturity. When
there are early and hard frosts all the
ehcslniit   leaves  are a  seeinbre'  brown.
The perfect autumn leaf is one thai
has perfectly matured. In aiiltimn
each leaf return1 tei the color which
it had when it tirst burst from the
sheath of its bud ill the spring, but
the tint is Intensified and gleirilieel
If the leaves have been Injured by a
summer tempest, if their stems have
been twisted and partially broken so
that their circulation has been impaired, there is ne. autumnal glory
possible for them.
In order to grow old beautifully
the leaf must bc healthy during its
whole history. There is here a lesson for human beings. Xo doubt
some have in middle life learned how-
to grow old beautifully, but such
cases are exceptions to the rule. The
beautiful old age is thc characteristic
crown of glory for a life that has
been clean and honorable, active, aspiring, spiritual, and loving, from
childhood and youth onward.
A sensual, or violent, or selfish
youth is not the beginning of ideal
maturity or contented, happy, and
charming old age. The ideal old
age preserves and glorifies some of
the most beautiful qualities of youth
and manhood. Many there are in heaven that have been saved as by fire;
but the promise of an abundant entrance is to those who "giving all
diligence add to faith virtue, and to
virtue knowledge, and to knowledge
temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness, and
to godliness brotherly kindness, and
to brotherly kindness love."
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Love in Esperanto
It may not bc generally known
that a handkerchief language exists
which is extremely simple, as well as
being the language of exceeding excellence for the lover. Here it is :
Should a man or damsel press the
handkerchief against thc lips, it signifies that they wish to become acquainted with one another. To let
it fall is a  stage further, and means,
Dimple Kelton at the Avenue Theatre
"Shall we be friends?" If held to
the right cheek the answer is "Yes";
to the left cheek, "No." But should
either hold it in both hands, it shows
However, by holding it in the left
hand, thc lady who does not wish
to go any further in thc matter,
speaks, though dumbly, the words,
"I wish to get rid of you." Or on
lhe other band, if she folds the dainty
hit of cambric, it signifies her wish
to speak. Again, she may hold it
at the opposite corners, which means
just "Wait!" By throwing it over
her right shoulder, she gives permission   to  bc   followed.
Rubbing il against the check is a
declaration of love, while drawing it
through the hands is one of intense
dislike. Wrapping it round the first
linger betokens an engagement,
the middle linger, marriage.
I was sitting on a keg of nails in
a West Virginia mountain store,
watching a native dickering with the
merchant over a trade of a basket of
eggs for a calico dress. After some
time a bargain was closed; the native
walked out with the dress in a bundle
under his arm and I followed him.
"It isn't any business of mine," I
said, "but I was watching that trade
and was surprised to see you let the
eggs go for the dress."
"What for?" he asked in astonishment, as he mounted his horse.
"How many eggs did you have?"
"Basket full."
"How man dozen?"
"Dunno.    Can't count."
"That's where you miss the advantage of education. With knowledge
you might have got two dresses for
those eggs."
"But I didn't want two dresses, mister," he argued.
"Perhaps not, but that was no reason why you should have paid two
prices for one. The merchant got the
advantage of you because of his education.   He knew wjiat he was about."
He looked at me for a minute as if
he felt real sorry for me. Then he
grinned and pulled his horse over
close to me.
"I reckon," he half whispered, casting furtive glances toward the store,
"his eddication ain't so much more'h
mine ez you think it is. He don't
know how many uv them aigs is spiled, an' I do," and he rode away before I could argue further.
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We carry an entirely fresh stock, and guarantee all goods. All
orders will'have our own personal attention, and wc can assure our
customers of a prompt delivery.
Note address : 28th and Main Street
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Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
We have the latest machinery for the manufacture of doors and
sashes.   We make them any size and any style to suit purchaser.
Our aim is 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)
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.
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Phone Sey. 988 and 5727
���*ttms*r**^t*^*sps,*wm*li, iM
ij        "A South Vancouver Industry"
Campbell Road Station
On the Eburne-Westminster Tram
(Foot of Inverness' Street)
Phone Fraser 57 L Open Evenings
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Geo. B. Howard,
Main  and  Harris
Phone : Sey. 7012
Week of November 11 Matinees Wednesday and Saturday
In the wonderful Bpectacle
I'RICES : 25c, 35c, and 50c
MATINEES 25c any scat
We have several BIG BARGAINS this week, which it would
he well worth your while Beeing.   A few from the list :
$500 Mahogany Upright Grand; beautiful mahogany case,
by the Canadian manufacturer; selected by the Royal Court at
Qttawa; quite new; will take $_"��? cash, or terms.
A splendid Up-to-date Piano Player. Factory price $7?0
Every known improvement, Will take $450 cash, or terms, And
many others.
Be sure to call, phone, or write.
���Phone : Seymour 2832
Don't mistake thc store���it is nearest to Davie
How  About Those  Photographs
Promised Last Christmas?
���H FEET FRONTAGE, cli.se to 16th Avenue,
otl Alain, near the proposed $100,00 Tost Office.
This is a Snap!
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN STREET        Phone: Fairmont 822
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
Large Lots at Central Park, close to School and Station.    Lot
70x165.    Price $670; one-fifth cash, balance over three years.
The cheapest buys in this district for Houses, Lots, and Acreage.
Come in and see our list.
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Swift Pride Cleanser, 3 for 25c
Ivory Soap, 5 bars for 25e
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FOR SALE��� Columbia double disc
records, 50c up. Can be bought for
cash from C. Fecht, Page Road, off
Fraser Avenue East. Second
house across from Creek, after
6 o'clock.
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privately ���MISS KIDWELL,
2184  Cornwall  Street. Phone :  Bay.
1173 R.
The Gadski Concert.
Thr  cosy   Imperial    Theatre    was
comfortably fi11 <-*l with an audience "i
critical  muilc-loving people  te, hear
Madame  Johanna   Gadski,  who  ap
peared in c *rl Monday evening last
in Vancouver.   A wonu i rare art
i-lii' gift! anel with a in..-1 amiable anel
charming   disposition,   thii   eminent
I vocalist gave a Mini; recital e,( iiiiumi.iI
Interest   and  one  which   partook  eef
the highest merit 'lie   vocal an    at
tains  tn.    The' audience  could  have
been larger tee greet such an artist, but ]
il could not have accorded any artist a
more hearty reception and meere at
tentlve hearing.
Madame Gadski opened her sunn recital with a group uf seven longl from
ihe German composers, which she
Ming in German, with but 'ine exception. These opening numbers were
beautifully contrasted in style.
Her second appearance was productive of a  group of six songs sung in
English. These were perhaps more in. I
telUgently   received  by   her   audience
as evidenced by the hearty appreciation j
evinced.     At   the   conclusion   of   this:
rendering she  sang the beloved "An-1
e nie  Laurie"    as   an   encore  number, i
giving   it   a   depth   of   feeling   rarely
heard  in   11 >��-   singing of this lovely
Scotch air.   Madame Gadski's ability
as an interpreter, even more than the
quality of her excellent voice, diel
more t'e win the approval of her
audience than any other outstanding
feature eef the concert. As an encore
tee her first group, it must not he for-
gotten t" mention her rendering "f
Schubert's famous song-legend, "The
Earl   King,"   which   Madame  Gadski
gave a masterful interpretation. So
vivid were the realistic te niches in
this encore number that it might be
classed as amongst the best efforts of
a very excellent programme,
Madame reserved her granel opera
selections for the latter part of the
programme ami these she rendered
with a dramatic fervor which betrayed
a long experience in operatic singing
'hiring her brilliant career. The selections were from Wagner's operas
and were heartily appreciated.    At the
conclusion eef her programme she was
forced t" appear and re-appear before
her   enthusiastic  listeners  would  per-
: mit the rendering of the National An-
Tei  praise   this   world-famous   artlsl
I would be quite superfluous even in
a review of this kind. She is a woman
��� ef rare' artistic temperament, possess
ing withal a ceinlial ami sympathetic
nature which at once puts her audience
ami herself at one with the
other. Her accompanist, Mr. Edwin
Schneider,  lent  se, much  tee a  perfect
! rendering of the mhi^ that it would
be a greal oversight to pass him over
without special attention being called
t i his weirk at the piano. Mr. Schneider
shared his full part in the applause
both with his individual wurk as solo
pianist, and when Madame Gadski
sang twee o,,ie;s r,f Mr. Schneider's
own composition,
Alice  Nielson  and her  Operatic  Co.
(If all the prima donnas that have
ween triumphs in light opera
none has been a greater favorite than
Alice Nielson. ami now her lovely
voice and captivating art have placed
her in the lirst ranks of grand opera
las a leading soprano at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
Selecting from among the star singers
uf the lleistein Opera Company those
win. have taken part in her BttccesseS,
>lu- has formed a concert company
that is exceptionally strong and well-
balanced, and is this season carrying
her audiences by st.erm with a mosl
novel and entertaining concert programme, which includes nothing less
than an arrangement of Rossini's
charming eipera "The Barber of Se
villi-," This will be given in costume
with other concert numbers, entirely
new, :ii the Imperial Theatre on No
vember 15, under the direction 'if Mr.
The seat sale is now open. Full
scenerj will be' employed, ami the op
portunity ti i see one of the mosl eir..11
and musical of all the faiuoii- light
opet as will I" greatly enjoyed lev the
music-lovers of Vancouver
Eva Mylott Concert
Miss Eva Mylott, Australia's famous
contralto. assisted by Mi-- Hilda
Aiken, pianist, will give' a popular con-
cert in the Pender Hall mi Monday,
November 18, under the direction of
Mr. Henshaw. Miss Mylott is the
possessor of a most wonderful voice
with a perfect charm of manner, which
has we m golden opinions iu Europe
and Australia. Her dramatic power is
well evinced in that grand song "Tbe
Crv of Rachel," and its artistic softness in "Oh, That We Two Were Maying."    Seats are now on sale.
ek       ele        ef
Avenue Theatre.
"Baby Mine" has, as was confidently predicted for it, achieved one of
the greatest of successes at thc Ave-
tiue Theatre this week, and rare if
ever has the Lawrence Stock Company appeared to better advantage.
Every member of the long cast has
performed the part allotted in a finished and artistic manner and the result has been a delightful performance of what is perhaps the most popular play on the boards today and
certainly the funniest.
"Baby Mine" was beautifully staged
and mounted as well as finely acted
and audiences limited in size only by
the capacity of thc theatre have witnessed each and every performance.
For those who have not yet seen
"Baby Mine," a word of advice. If
you want the time of your life, if you
want to laugh as you never laughed
before at a theatrical performance, if
you want a heaping of measure of
clean, straight wholesome fun go and
see one of the few remaining performances of this supremely funny
For next week, starting next Monday, November 11, Messrs. Lawrence
ami Sandusky announce an elaborate,
spectacular   production   of   tin     most
famous ati'i popular of all plav- -.i
the type, "Quo Vadis?"
11 has been weeks in preparation;
tin- scenic artists and -etag' mechanics
have devoted a" immense amount eif
time ami labor to it anil the- costumi���-.
armeir ami trappings used are designed
ami  maele'  especially   l<-r  tin-  produc-
tion li will In- admirably cast with
Mr  Lawrence as Marcus viniciui and
Clara Beyers a- l.ygia. heading it
It will also serve as a medium for
introducting te. Vancouver the young
English nelress. Ursula Faucet, win.
will  appear  in   the   important   leih-  of
I'eepp.ua; ihe has appeared in the support of Sir Henry Irving ami othel
well known actors ami we are ceeiifi-
dent  will make a favorable impres-i'eii
here. As a spectacle, "Quo Vadls?"
will be- the most ambitious production
yet attempted at the Avenue ami over
flowing   heeiises   are   confidently   pre
dieted for it.
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Empress Theatre.
That famous romantic drama "The
Scarlet Pimpernel" is the offering this
week at the Empress Theatre, and
Vancouver theatregoers are being
treated t<> one of the most magnificent presentations of a costume play
seen here in a long time, Laid in the
peri.eel   e.f   the   French   Revolution,   it
give- a great opportunity for elaborate -lane- settings and costumes, and
these are taken the fullest advantage
of by the' management. Realistic pictures   i if   Paris   during   the   Reign   uf
Terroi an- shown as well as historic
English scenes.
A wonderful scenic drama will be
lhe offering next week at the Empress
Theatre Thi- will be "Shadows of a
Greal City," a play that has met suc-
i'i -- in three countries, America. Eng
land and Australia. In addition to
being ��� -in- eef the finest plays of it-
class it possesses the- merit 'if being
written by the- late- Joseph Jefferson,
America's famous actor, who brought
tee the task all his knowledge of stagecraft. It is in five acts and seven
scene- and gives unusual scope for
scenic display, The marvellous mechanical effect at the end e.f the sec-
eend act transcends anything seen un
the' local siage this season, ami i-
only capable uf presentation <>n the
large stage of the Empress Theatre.
The pint and scenes are laid in New
Yuri; city and sinew vivid pictures of
the seamy side eif life. The deep heart
interest uf this play coupled with it-
very funny comedy renders it one eif
the mosl attractive offerings uf the
season and mounted in the magnificent manner usual tee this theatre,
should prove a great drawing attrac-
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Orpheum   Theatre.
Heading a bill eif unusual merit during thc coming week will come "No.
44." a realistic, perfectly staged rail-
re.ael melodrama with five' people iu
the cast. This act created a big Impression when it was presented before
at tbe same theatre-.
Quartettes come and go, but there
is said tu be- a certain amount eif Individuality about the Brooklyn Har-
muny Four that should give them
lasting recognition in vaudeville, They
pi.--ess splendid voices anel a fine vein
of humor.
Comedy ami acrobatics may be expected when the Three Stanleys make
their buw tu Orpheum patrons next
The Vive Morton-Jewell Troupe of
singers and club jugglers are saiel tei
present eme of the' most artistically
staged offerings of its kind e-icr pre
scnted in popular priced vaudeville,
F.li Dawson, a colored comedian wh..
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At the corner of Boundary Koa<l att'l River Road. There i- it ���
better located property in South \ ancouver���at the price���on the
terms���with the wonderful view the- beautiful southern slope���
the |ecrf��'ci contour���CLEAKE1 ��� - the possibilities and assurance
Price $550. Terms $15 cash, $15 per month, or with an in-
creaaed cash payment wc will make the deferred payments <juar-
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Room 105, 25 Hastings Street East, opposite Holden Building
I "hone : Seymour 2201
-unit- where the average canine of
the Mage- would leave eiff. This is a
number which i- sure t'e please the
"kiddies," ami mi Friday after the'
matinee the' management will arrant
fur tin- children t'e get a closer view ut
these- clever canines
Me.re- comedy, but ejf the converse
tional kind will be supplied by Sol
Kerns, a young Hebrew comedian who
has been getting a bushel of laughs at
every perf,,nuance along the Pantages
route, licrns is said tee have repertoire
of especially good pare.eiie'-.
There is tee he- a ge.uel sk.-teii which
usually geee> te. make up a g'.eeil bill.
Tin- will be offered by L. II Rose &
Co., entitled "An Affair e,f Customs,"
a little comedy-drama which made- a
tremendous hit throughout the East
ami Middle West and ha- already
wmi much favor along ihe Pantages
Everybody likes xylophone music
Paul Florus will present this feature,
and is billed tu play anything from
the raggiest rag tu the classiest classical.
Halting* & Gore    Phone Sey. 3907
To-night 8.15 Matinee Sat. 2.!5
This  Week
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Next Week-
Shadows of a Great City
Unequalled       Vaudeville      Means       Pantagea
Grand Theatre
Tin' Grand Theatre un Cordova
Street will In- re-opened un Monday
next with the l.uliel-ki Musical Comedy Company, The opening bill will
be "The Derby Winner," which was
given with great success at San Francisco recently. A tine group of artists has been secured for this company with a bevy uf pretty girls.
Several well-known successes will be
produced by this company in thc
course uf its engagement here.
Week commencing November 11
SHOW STARTS---2.45. 7.15. and 9.WP.m
Thiessen's I', ts S"l Berns
Paul  ITe.rus
Duke Johnson ami Mae Wells
I.,    II.   Ruse   &   CO.
Famous Australian Artist Who Will
Give a Grand Concert in Pender
Hall  on November  18
has written sume very popular songs.
i will contribute some songs and stories
; towards the success of next week's offering.
Theei. Carley's dogs will contribute
the big hit  feer the kicblies and many
j grown-ups by  their splendid wurk.
*    *   *
Pantages Theatre.
Monday next will begin another
week at Pantages, when music and
comedy iu generous portions indicate
a crackerjack goeed bill. The principal feature of the show, to open with
the usual matinee un Monday, will be
I thc "Juggling Girls." a big musical
extravaganza. This act. built un
vaudeville patterns, with plenty of
mirth and melody, promises to be one
j of the best juggling acts seen at this
i popular home  of vaudeville  in many
' moons.
Thiessencss Pets will bc brought to
the front for their first appearance
here, and arc billed for the extra added
attraction, There are five pretty white
feix terrier deigs wonderfully trained
which   start   off   with   thei."   comedy
Two Ontario Men, Messrs. Lancaster
and   Fox,   Formerly  of  St.   Mary's,
Open   High-class   Dry   Goods   and
Gents' Furnishing Store
If the last census shows that the
old town of St. Mary's, in the province
of Ontario, has fallen off in population, il is because for the past twenty
years tile men eef steel who were beeru
and bred in St. Mary's and vicinity
have been drawn by the lode-Stone
j West.
There is not a town eer city this
I side eif the Great Lakes that has nut
i its little community of St. Mary's families. Jn Vancouver ami throughout
Hritish Columbia, St. Mary's has played a big part in the pioneering ami ele
velopment of the country.
St. Mary's has produced a grade of
people who seem to thrive in Western air. (hie could count a dozen eef
men who rank high in the commercial
and professional life of Vancuuver.
prouel sons uf St Mary's anil the pretty fertile farm- that pay tribute to
tin'  town.
Ami this little I -t   fm'  St    Mary-
generally leads up !������ the' fact that twu
yning business men whose native
place is the town un tin Thames where
the big quarries are see an opportunity in iln- Main Street district
In the I'tiiuii Bank block at the
coiner ..f Twenty fifth Avenue Messrs.
F, I.an,-aster ami I.  Fox have thrown
. ipi n  the el s of a new  high class
drygoods ami gents' furnishing store
Mr Lancaster came recently tie Van-
,-, uver A good deal of the broad
experience he' has in hi- chosen line
wa- gnined in thc large' stores of the
While' & May Company, St Mary's
Mv    Fi \.  in iwever,  has  l" en   in  tin
Wesl a g I number "i years    I le' ii
an ..'el Manitoban and ha- been sue
ullj identified with different lines
��� ef business since his arrival in Win
With Ihe rapid growth ol  that  pe.r
lion  of Smith  Vancouver  served hy
'the business elistrict  at  Twenty-fifth
Avenue, tin- new enterprise should be
a  tin.st  successful  one.     Ami  a-  lung
as Messrs, Lancaster and Fox arc in
business     at     Twenty-fifth     Avenue.
there  should  be  mi  necessity  fur  the
.thousands  of  South   Vancouver   pco-
| pie   who  pass   that   point   every   day
I to  go  to  the  city  to  purchase  such
'materials in the way of drygoods and
! gents' furnishings as the new firm arc
I handling.    The   firm's   opening   an-
nouncement   appears   'en   Page   12  of:
this issue.
Week commencing November 11
Thrilling  Railroad  Melodrama
Comedy Acrobats
Four  Other  Big  Acts
"Vancouver's   Live   Wire"
(36  Hastings   Street)
For the Whole Family
Week of November 11
The Jolly Bachelors
Shows. 7 311, 9.15, Nightly���15c, 25c
Matinee Daily, 3 p.m.���15c, 25c
Grand Theatre
11.   wilh
And   his   Blue-ribbon   Girls
Prices   10   15, 25, and  50c
Business   College
"The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction guarantee.! or money refunded
Corner Main St. & loth Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont   2075
As an oasis is in the hot, thirsty,
barren desert, so is a certain little
restaurant on Fraser Street in that
district dominated by the architectural grandeur of the Municipal Hall.
On Wednesday there was big business at the Hall. A score of paving
contractors stamped about the corridors from ten in the morning. They
were men whose palates arc used to
the dainty viands served in the cafes
eif big hotels. As noon approached,
they became hungry.
Business was too pressing for these
men to leave the precincts of the Hall
for very long, and as the pangs of desire for nourishment took hold of
them, they became more restless.
It was Oleson, of bitulithic fame,
who located the restaurant in question. There did he find the one cook
in all the west who excels on the fine
ham and egg. The discoverer told
his friends and enemies, and the Unique Cafe did much trade during the
noon hour. ���
"There is nothin' nicer than a nice
Drs. Howie & Hall
Have   opened   up   new   and   up-to-date
Dental Parlors in the Williams  Block,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have installed all the latest and
best appliances, and are prepared to
give you the best there is in the dental
A share of your patronage is
Gas    administered   for   the    painless
extraction  of  teeth.
R. O. Howie, DD.S.
Wm. 8. Hall, DD.S.
Phone  Sey.  3!66 for  appointment
fresh egg,-' so the song says, and at
the Unique they put up tine fresh eggs.
F. J. Rolston owns the place. From
the style of food served there generally, it is alleged that Mr. Rolston,
who is the biggest grocer in South
Vancouver, uses the Unique merely
as a means of getting before the eating public thc quality of the provisions he is prepared to sell over his
counters to the consuming public.
Mr. Rolston's restaurant is a great
boon to the legislators who operate
from the Municipal Hall, and is one
of the bright spots in South Vancouver. TEN
IN D. L. 94
We can show you lhe most charming scenery in the whole of
Grealer Vancouver,'and the best land. This beautiful spot is mosl
easily reached by wav ol the B. C E. R. to Royal Oak Station, then
up Royal Oak Road to Deer Lake Road, thence east. A most excellent way of returning is by way of our new great road that runs
through from lhe Westminster Road, just east of the Royal Oak
Hotel, to Deer Lake Road. This way you will be able tee see all
around and Ihrough and through 1). L. 94, and be able tu appreciate
what very beautiful homesites it offers. Vou will find lhat the view
over Deer Lake, llurnaby Lake, and for miles beyond is unparalleled.
W'e are selling here FULL QUARTER ACRES at $650 and $700, on
very easy terms of $50 CASH and $10 A MONTH. Long before this
can be paid feir, values will double, at the rate Improvements are going
on in Ihis district. This new reiad alone, which has cost us an immense sum, has increased thc 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 yeeu will be able lei appreciate that many
of the best things in the world tire right under your nose. We can
give you maps, plans, and other details, and it will bc a pleasure for
us to do so.
510 Pender Street West
Kitsilano Office���Fourth and Larch
Phone: Sey. 2873
Phone : Bay. 586
���w      Have  helped  sun-kissed   Hurnaby  and  South  Vancouver
TB\      develop from virgin forest into busy districts of homes.
YSi      They believe llurnaby possesses all the factors necessary
to make her one day thc 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 station.   $1,000 each; on good terms.    Sec me about them.
6'/,  acrea in  Edmonda district, near Power Houae and facing on Vancouver
Road.    All cleared.    Price $16,000.00.  $5,000.00  cash;   balance  S,   12,   18,  and 24
PHONE 1024
Acre Homesites
In Burnaby on macadamised main road, slashed and
burnt, and close to transportation.   Price $1600.
Only $320 Cash
required; balance over two years. One of these Home-
sites will make 8 Lots. Eight Lots in this locality
will cost you from $2600 to $3200.
See What You Can Save Now
Think What You Will Make
The Stave Lake Carline is  Built
537 Pender St. W., Vancouver        Phone : Sey. 6315
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.
(jocMNie Ganw* Braes
Burnaby Council
There is every likelihood of .1 clash
between   the   Municipality     anil     Ihe
Reeyal Hank eef Canada, who represent
ihe bondholder! of the former contractor eef mails Iniilt in this municipality. -Municipal Engineer MacPherson reported to the Board of
Works that the Douglass Reiad appreciation hail been overspenl by
$61116.   tei   which   should     be     added
$1225 for depreciation of plant. He
further reported that he expected they
would have a surplus of at least $3,IKKI
em the Barnet Road.
A letter was read from Mr. C. A.
Croibie, mperviior of lhe Royal Hank,
iu which he drew the attention of the
Council to a report made on these contracts on August 19 by former Construction Engineer Thompson. He
further contended that there should
be a surplus of at least $4200 coming
to the bank from the Barnet Road
Reeve Weart moved that the matter be referred to their solicitor to report on, and that an investigation be
made e.f all moneys chargeable to the
contracts, and a report be made to
the next meeting of the Council.
In seconding thc motion Councillor
McGregor stated that he considered
that the bank had placed the matter
fairly before them, but he was of the
opinion that the Council was not responsible for the report of the Engineer.
Councillors McDonald and Kauvcl
both stated that the Barnet Road was
not yet completed, and therefore there
could not be any surplus yet.
The motion was unanimously agreed
Waterworks Engineer McDonald
reported that, notwithstanding that
the Council had purchased over eleven
miles of water pipe during the year,
more was urgently required. He further stated that it was getting very
scarce, and consequently the price had
risen freim 30 to 40 per cent, above
its original price. The only available
pipe was a small lot in Vancouver that he could buy cheaply at
present. This would cost $5,500. He
was given authority to make the purchase.
The Board decided to go ahead with
the paving of Kingsway through Burnaby irrespective of South Vancouver's attitude towards their part of
The Collingwood Rangers' Eoot-
ball Club asked for the use of the
road roller to roll the football grounds
in Central Park. Their request was
granted on condition lhat they pay the
expenses of operating the roller.
The next, and by no means the least
matter to be considered was that of
a proposed new agreement between
the municipality and the B. C. E. R.
The matter was introduced by the
reading of considerable correspond-
ance between Reeve Weart and Mr.
Conway, Acting Manager of the B. C.
E. R.
Reeve Weart very fully explained
the negotiation that had taken place,
having as its object the consolidation
of Ihe franchise of Vancouver and
neighboring municipalities, including
Burnaby, but as the company would
not consider Hurnaby along with the
others on account of the pending law
suit, Burnaby had been left out of
the negotiation. Thc other municipalities had succeeded in securing a
five-cent rate for a radius of live and
one half miles from thc City Hall,
Vancouver. This would reach Central Park on Main and Delta Avenue
een Line A. He stated that he was
afraid that if we did not reach an
agreement with the company at thc
Same time the other municipalities did,
and if we should lose our suit against
the company, wc would not get
such a good offer from the company.
Councillor Brittoti urged that lhe
Edmonds district was being discriminated against in so far as special reduced  rates  were  specified  for  Royal
Oak and Central Park, but no mention of any reduction for Ihe Edmondl
Councillor   Mayne   also   wished   tei
know   whether   Central   Park   simply
I meant   Central   Park   Station,  or  if  it
I included   the   statieins   up   to   and   Including Jubilee.
It was decided to request the company to give them a definite statement on these points, and to instruct
the solicitors to prepare a bylaw for
I immediate submission to the ratepayer! em the lines indicated in the letter.
Whist Drive
About thirty of Ihe friends of Mr.
land Mrs. P. II. Brown gathered at
their home on priday night last and
enjoyed a splendid whist drive. Eight
tables were in use, and at the conclusion of the playing mus'C and singing were indulged in. The prizes
were awarded to Mesdatncs Wedge
and Macpherson and Messrs. Appleby and Wedge. Arrangements are
being made for a large drive to be
held in Morton Hall about the middle
of thc month.
* *    *
Gas for Burnaby
Reeve Weart has written a letter
tei the New Westminster Council suggesting that when they install their
new Municipal gas plant they
put in pipe of sufficient size to accommodate the part of Burnaby that
lies beside New Westminster. It is
more than probable that this matter
will be taken up by both Councils and
arrangements concluded by which the
Cily and Municipality will work together in this as well as the proposed
co-operative  sewerage  scheme.
* *    *
Reeve for 1913
Who will be Reeve of Burnaby for
1913 is the question that is being asked
on all sides these days. During the
course of the Municipal Employees'
Concert on Thursday last Reeve
Weart announced that he was not
going to seek re-election for thc posi.
tion. His private interests required
his entire attention, and with the increased responsibility in connection
with the new Weart Building he
would not have the necessary time at
his disposal to devote to the duties
of chief magistrate of Burnaby. Later
in the evening Councillor D. C. McGregor announced that in the event
of Reeve Weart retiring he would be
a candidate. Who will oppose him is
a matter of conjecture. It has been
reported that Mr. T. D. Coldicutt will
again offer his services, but as Mr.
Coldicutt has just returned from a
trip to California it is impossible to
gel any confirmation of thc report.
* *    *
Complete  Organization
The committee room at the Municipal Hall was tilled to overflowing on
Priday afternoon last at the meeting
of the members of the Victorian Order of Nurses. During the interval
between this meeting and the one previous, several of thc ladies had been
busy making a house-to-h'iuse canvas soliciting financial support for the
project. These laborers were rewarded to the extent of $283, and also the
promise of considerably more later.
It was reported that the canvas had
not yet been completed, and they arc
in hopes that when it is completed
there will be a considerable addition tei the amount in hand.
A resolution was presented to the
meeting on motion of Mrs. H. M.
Eraser, seconded by Mrs. Fred. L.
Macpherson that thc branch rent a
house in some central locality to be
used as a home for the two nurses
they intend to engage, and also
to contain a room to be used as a
hospital ward in cases of emergency.
The selecting of a suitable site was
left with the Board eef Management
that was selected later in thc meeting. This resolution met with the
approval of the ladies present, and
was unanimously passed.
Financial and Estate Agents
317 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.
Fire, Insurance and Loans
Collingwood East, B. C.
Del. S. Lawrence at the Avenue Theatre
North Burnaby  Acres
"Buy acreage near a growing City," was James J.
Hill's ;ulvice when asked what he considered the best
and safest form of investment.
North Pittrnaby acreage is undoubtedly the best investment close to the growing City of Vancouver.
We own some of the very choicest Acreage in
North llurnaby, and will sell same in blocks of from
five-sixths of an acre to one and 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 we give you 3 years in which to pay.
Call on us for further information.
Latimer, Ney & McTavish
419 Pender Street W. 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
V/t, acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
E.  W.  MacLEAN  LTD.
Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
One acre close to Cut Off, $2000.    Easy terms
Opposite Power House : Lots 50x120. 14 cash; 6, 12, 18, 24 mths. $525
Another $450.   $100 cash; $10 per month
The Settlers' Association of B. C.
Phone : 664
Applications invited feir Homesites, Investments, Loans, Mortgages
Auction Sales Conducted
Property  for  sale  on  easy  terms
Hall, fully equipped, to rent for Concerts, Dances, Meetings
Box 556, New Westminster
or Edmonds, B. C.
Heaters for the Winter
The cool long nights are nearly here.   Wc have a complete line
of heaters.
The shooting season is on.   You don't need to go to the City to buy
your ammunition.   See us.
Have a large stock of
Ranges, Stoves, and
Heaters, among which is
the McClary's Famous
"Kootenay" Range, as
shown in cut.
For Quality, Price,
Attention and Delivery,
leave your orders at
Corner 51st AVE. and  MAIN  STREET
Ross & Mackay
Will take care of them
Two   Propositions
No. 1. You rent a house at $25 per month. In one year you have
paid out $300, for which you can show no results. 7 per cent, interest
on $300 is $2i.   So in the year you practically throw away $321.
No. 2. You bring me in $100, for which I give you a 6-room
Modern House, on Lot 33x125ft. House has fireplace, etc. Balance
is $25 per month.   Total 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
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Greer and Mr.
Greer's mother of Puiallup, Wash.,
have taken up their residence on
Forty-sixth Avenue, Se.uth Vancouver.
* *   *
Reeve Kerr and Councillor Third
returned on Saturday from attending
the convention of municipalities at
* ���   ���
,\lr>. Elizabeth Brown was sen
teiiii.il te. thirty days' imprisonment in
the P"lice court on s charge <������" as
saulting her  husband by  -inking him
with a itewpan.   She pleaded guilty
to the charge.
��    *    ��
Miss Martha Moss, who was reported
tee have strayed away from the girls'
Mission Home teer the Feeble Minded
i.n Pandora Street, was, on Sunday
morning, found to bc at her father's
house on Twenty-ninth Avenue, South
* *    *
The opening and dedication services
at Sc.ilh Hill Baptist Church wcre
continued on Sunday. In the morning
thc Rev. M. Easterbrook, superintendent of the Baptist missions, was the
preacher, and in the evening Mrs. A.
A, McLeod, a returned missionary
from India, delivered a special address on mission work.
ele       *      *
"Gasoline and Its Dangers" was thc
subject of an interesting discussion at
Xo IV Fire Hall, Main Street. Chief
Wand presided and presented a report on the Firemen's Convention at
Los Angeles. There was a large attendance, and the chief outlined a
programme for similar gatherings
during the winter months.
* * "*
The debate of thc Central Park Progressive Association on the question
of Annexation vs. Incorporation, which
was fixed to take place on Thursday
night of this week, was postponed for
one week owing to a previous engagement of the hall. This promises to
bc one of the big debates of the campaign which is just now being inaugurated.
* *    *
Hallowe'en pranks were freely
played In South Vancouver last week.
Few houses in the municipality but
were visited by youths who found the
novel practice of lifting sidewalks and
gates and other forms of amusement
in keeping with the occasion. Though
many of the pranks assumed a rather
serious nature, little damage was
* *    ��
A mother in Eastern Canada has
written to Vancouver asking for news
of her son, who is, to the best of her
knowledge, somewhere in British Columbia. His name is John H. Harvey.
He is 26 years of age and is a member of the Knights of Pythias. Information regarding this young man
will be gratefully received by Mr. D.
W. Grimmett. 3324 Main Street, Hill-
crest post office. South Vancouver.
* *   *
Ward Three Progressive Association met on Tuesday night at South
Hill school to consider thc question of
municipal representation and to make
arrangements for the forthcoming
municipal election campaign. Owing
to the interest taken by members of
the association in the presidential
election, however, only about a dozen
members attended, consequently no
business  was  done.
An interesting report on the building operations in South Vancouver
was presented by Building Inspecteer
Yeiung at a meeting of the Hoard of
Works on Monday. For the first ten
months of the year 2280 permits have
been issued, having a total value of
$2,323,011. During the first eight days
following upon the inauguration of the
department, October 23, 1911, permits
Of the total value of $21,050 were is
.sued, while during thc corresponding
period this year $28,550 was thc value.
I'wnty-four more permits were issue-el during those eight days of this
Last month's permits showed a eh-
crease, During the month 174 permits
were Issued, the total value leeinK
ale..ut $133,900.
Mr. Young, the building inspector,
will silently submit a full account of
his trip tu the Building Convention ai
Medical Health Officer Outlines Plan
to Cope With Disease.
The   outbreak   "i   scleral   cases   of
j diphtheria in the Cedar Cotlage district
I decided    the    Health    Committee    to
aeleept  prompt measures to stamp  the
disease out at a meeting of that boely
iem Monday.
Mi James Pengelly, municipal health
inspector,   reported   that   up   lo   Sat-
' urday   night    there    had    been   three
death! from the disease and the bodies
had been buried by tlie department,
Six dwelling houses and contents and
forty-one schoolrooms had been disinfected a,id fumigated. The Lord
I Selkirk school was closed for the
'present. On October 31 there were
thirty-three cases under the supervision of the department, twelve of these
being   typhoid   fever.     Fourteen   new
teases   of  typhoid   had  been   reported
during the month of October, one pa-
[ tient   had   been   discharged   and   two
deaths had occurred.    "Last month,''
j according to Inspector Pengelly s re
port,   "has   constituted   a   record   for
thc   health   department   in   regard  to
disease,  especially  the  prevalence  of
Dr. Murphy, medical health officer,
reported that he had been in communication with Dr. Kalcty, acting secretary of the Provincial Board of Health,
and a special order-in-council bad been
passed authorizing him to (..Try out
Scctiem 3, subsections C and O, of
the Health Act, 1911, which deals with
the closing, purifying, ventilating and
disinfecting of houses, churches, buildings and places of assembly, railway
stations, carriages and cars and other
public conveyances, b" the owners or
persons in charge. Also authorizing
house-to-house visitations of all houses
in thc infected district.
Dr. Murphy further reported that
two 5000 unit tubes of antitoxin had
been supplied to each of the fifteen
resident practising physicians in
South Vancouver.
"It would seem that the time has
come for the municiapl health authorities to take active steps regarding
the matter of board of health antitoxin for use in diphtheria," repotted
Dr. Murphy. "As the matter now
stands expense items loom large, and
often prevent thc practising physi
sians from using all the means at
their disposal in preventing the
spread of diphtheria. For example, a
physician is called to a family ot say
live children, one of whom has diphtheria; he at once institutes treat-
.ment for the patient, administering
antitoxin. He knows full weil that
to bc on the safe side he should immunize thc other four children at
least, not to speak of the parents, to
prevent further cases, or at 'east to
mitigate incipient ones Thc average
parent, however, would prefer the
chance of the other four children missing the disease to expending $8 to $9
to procure antitoxin. Thus a loophole is left for the spread of the disease instead of checking it then and
"What I advocate therefore is a
plan such as follows: Allow thc health
department say $1000 appropriation
for the next twelve months, with
which to procure swab tubes and
board of health antitoxin. Have one
department for its distribution on demand. Furnish antitoxin freely lo
physicians on their signing in duplicate thc patient's name and address
and the amount required on special
forms provided. Whenever any hardship is likely to be entailed on any
patient the antitoxin goes free of
cost, the only check being kept on
such patients as are obviously willing
and able to pay. Swab tubes, I believe, should be furnished free in all
cases. By this means we will have
more cultures taken in suspected
cases and more contact cases receiving minimising doses of antitoxin, and
so in thc end fewer cases of the active
"We  have made  one good  step  in
the right  direction  in having secured
I Dr.  McKce as  our municipal bacteriologist at a  very nominal rate.
"Should thc above plan meet wilh
| your approval I believe the system
(will be complete, and lhat wc shall be
in a thoroughly good positieeti to cope
successfully with any outbreak of
diphtheria in our midst. Co operation
from the physicians in Seeuth Vancouver is assured and much valuable
linn' anil worry will be saved them by
the' adoption of this system."
Dr. Murphy's suggestion iu regard
lo   the   $1000   appropriation   was   referred to lhe finance committee.
Medical   Doctors    Get  After   Chiropractor.
Ernest Shaw, D. C, the chiropractor, was before Magistrate Shaw on
October 25, charged with the practice
of medicine without a licence. There
was no evidence in proof of the charge
and Magistrate Shaw dismissed thc
case, saying that thc Supreme Court
had decided that the method employed
by Dr. Shaw is not the practice of
medicine and he should not have been
asked to reverse  that decision.
The case was started by the medical
doctors, who appear to be jealous of
the good work Dr. Shaw is doing, chiropractors not being recognised by the medical profession as
duly qualified.
Dr. Shaw's advertisement appears
elsewhere in our columns, and readers
would do well to ask him for free
literature about the methods used by
Mr.   and  Mrs.  J.  B.   Appleby  have
returned from their wedding trip ami   ���
have taken up their residence at Col
��   ��    ��
The Collingwood Lodge eef the I.
ii. I., held a pleasant evening oil
Tuesday night, when music and real
ings added much to tin- enjoyment of
the.se present.    Mr. J. 11. Appleby w. -
ihe chairman e.f the evening.
��� ���   '
The second scries of the afternoon
teas that  will he held  throughout tin
winter by the ladies of the  Wcstmin   j
slcr Church will be held at the home
��� ef Mrs.  Crawford, (>31  23rd Avenue
East,   e,n   Thursday   al'tern i   next,!
November 14, freun 3 to 5 o'clock.
��� *    ��
A very pretty wedding I'eeik place,
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Me
Donald, 236 INih Avenue East, Wed
nesday evening, when their daughter,
Asenatll, was united in marriage to
Mr. W. II. Carter, of South Vancouver, by the Rev. G, D. Ireland. The
bride looked very charming in a blue
tailored suit with white beaver hat.
The house was very prettily decorated
with carnations and ferns. Mr. and
Mrs. Carter left the same evening for
the East, where they expect to spend
six months. They will spend me est
of their time in Stratford, Out., which
is the former home of the groom.
They were both active workers in
several societies of the Westminster
Church, and they will be greatly missed. Upon their return they expect to
make their home in South Vancouver.
L. F.
Famous Lecturer Here
Miss Anderson Hughes, as World's
Missioner of the W. C. T. U., has
spent nearly ten years touring in all
parts of thc world; her realistic addresses, combining thc pathetic, the
humorous, the grave and the gay,
have established her reputation as an
orator  in  all  lands.
Miss Hughes is conducting a series
of meetings in Vancouver and South
Vancouver, the fixtures for Sunday,
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of
next week being as follows ;
Sunday��� (World's Temperance;
Sunday) Mass meeting. Mount Pleasant  Presbyterian  Church, 3 p.m.
Monday���(Grand illustrated lecture) "Egypt and Palestine Today,"
8 p.m. Wesley Church. Georgia Street.
Tuesday, 3 p.m.���Cedar Cottage
W. C. T. U.
Wednesday, November 13, 8. p.m.
Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church
���"Weird, Wild, Wonderful New Zealand."
*       *        *
Ordination Services
There will be a meeting next Thurs. |
day evening at 8 p.m. at the South
Hill Presbyterian Church, when the
Rev. Henry J. Mckay will be ordained and inducted into the South Hill [
Presbyterian Church by the Presbytery
of New Westminster. Tbe Rev. Dr.
Wright, of Kitsilano will preside and
ordain; thc Rev. H. R. Grant, of St.
Paul's will address the minister; the.
Rev. Mr. Van Minister, of North Van-
couver will preach, and the Rev. G.
D. Ireland will address the people.
Mr. McKay is a recent graduate of
Princeton Theological Seminary.    He
is a son of the late Roderick McKay
of James and 29th Avenue.    He was
born  in  Boston,  Mass.. and educated |
at the Brandon High School, Montreal j
College, and Princton.    He is one of,
the   most  promising   of  the  younger j
men  in  the West, a  strong preacher
and with all good qualities that go to
make a successful pastor.
L. F.
Lancaster & Fox Co.
Corner 25th
Ave. and Main
We aim lo please our customer's, who will find the Right
Goods here at the Right Price. In other words, OUR VALUES
will stretch your cents into dollars.
You will find a gigantic selection in the below mentioned
Departments : Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Dress Goods and
Wash Materials, Notions, Ladies' and Children's Underwear,
Ladies' Ready-to-wear, Men's and Boys' Furnishings and Hats and
We will carry all wanted lines and specialize each week on
some particular line.
Lancaster & Fox Co.
25th Avenue  and  Main Street
South Vancouver's Biggest Dry Goods Store
L. F.
L F.
(To Whom  it   May  Concern)
Any person or persona residing in the Municipality _ of South Vancouver, and having a
permit issued to them to carry guna (revolver) will report themselves at the Police
Office for registration. Anyone found carrying
a gun or revolver without being registered, after
the 9th day of November, 1912, will be prosecuted according  to law.
Chief of Police,
South   Vancouver.
November  1,  1912.
Report    Made    at    Meeting    of    the
School   Board���School  Desks.
A report of. the South Vancouver
schools savings hank was presented
at a meeting of the School Board on
Tuesday night. Thc deposits made
hy the pupils during the months of
August and September were covered
in the report.
Special mention was made oi the
amount of $113.20 deposited by the
children of the South Hill Sir Alexander Mackenzie school. The following is thc list of amounts deposited:
General Brock, $17.05; Carleton
school, $26.45; Sir Alexander Mackenzie, $113.20; Richard McBride, $31.35
Walter Moberly, $21.60; Lord Selkirk, $"4.65; Tecumseh, $73.45: Sir
Wm. Van Home, $47.50; General
Wolfe, $56.10; making a total for the
two months of $461.35. This with the
amount of $230s.5& previously deposited brings thc total now in thc
schools savings banks up to $2766.93.
Tenders for thc supply of 2500
school desks were further considered,
and on the motion of Trustee Nee-
lands it was resolved that the Globe
Desk Company be awarded the contract for supplying desks for thc new
schools, the selection to be left in
the hands of Municipal Inspector
The building permits issued fro
the office of Building Inspector Young
during the week ended Wednesday
numbered thirty-six and called for
buildings of a total estimated value of
Captains  Will  Be  Equipped  by  the
Fire Chief Wand directed the attention of the fire, light and water
committee to the difficulty experienced by the firemen owing to the fact
that the electric lights are extinguish
ed after midnight. He asked that as
there is no place to carry lanterns mi
the huse carls lhe council supply thei
captains with pocket electric lights,
which, he said, would be of great as
sistance te> the captains and the men
�� hile' working at night.
Reeve Kerr suggested that an ar
tangciiicnt should be come to for the
street lights to bc kept burning all
night during the winter months, bul
Councillor Elliott objected on the
ground of the extra cost, which, he
urged, would not benefit the residents
generally. Very few of them, he said,
were out between the hours of 1 anil
5:30 in the morning.
Municipal Clerk Springford estimated that the extra cost of keeping
the street lights going all night would
be $325 for six months. It was decided to recommend that the fire cap.
tains be supplied with pocket electric
Charge Against Mr. Thos. Houston
An action for alleged slander
lire night by Mr. George Greenslade
against Mr. Thus. Houston was dismissed by Mr. Justice .Morrison in
thc Supreme Court. Thc plaintiff
claimed that at a public meeting held
in the South Hill school house on
January 12 of this year thc defendant
had passed alleged slanderous remarks aboul a $100 cheque he had
received from Mr. J. B, McDonald.
Mr, Grei'tislade claimed that Mr.
Houston had said at the meeting, "I
un prepared lei take my affidavit that
Mr. Greenslade came Into the office to
ire whilst we were In business together
and handed mc a cheque for $100
signed by Mr. J. II. McDonald, and
said: 'It is my share of commission
��'ti the high school site,' and that
was al the time Ile was sche.nl trustee."
The undersigned having severed all connection with the linn of
Simmons & Scnccal, at 4140 Main Street, I beg lo announce to my
numerous friends and patrons that I have opened Dressmaking
Parlors at Findlay Block. Suite A. Main Street, where I will
bc pleased lo welcome old and new customers.
Findlay Block, Suite .1. Main Street, South Vancouver
Reeve Kerr Raises Point at Council
At a meeting of the Council on
Wednesday afternoon a pool room
licence was granted to Messrs. Taylor
and Wright, of East Collingwood.
Councillor Robinson urged that the
Council deal with the matter at once
as the bidding was ready for occupation, and to hold up the licence any
longer was working a hardship upon
the applicants.
Reeve Kerr objected to the granting of the licence on the grounds that
the pool room was to be operated on
Westminster Road near a church, and
it was his opinion that the Council
should not set a precedent of granting a licence for such a place where
its noise might interfere with other
public places.
Councillor Robinson stated that the
application for the licence had been
duly advertised, and as the church in
question had raised no objection he
thought it only fair that the licence
should be granted.
The  Bouth   Hill  football  club  sui
fcrcil   its   first   reverse  of   the   season
when it wenl down t<> defeat on Sat
unlay last befl i e lhe strung II. (.'. K.
K. team by a scofe "I 2 tee II. Semlli
Hill were without the services of two
uf Iheir best players in the persons of
Lcislinian and lleewc and their showing   ml   the   whole   was   must   sati--
The B. C. E. R. team is now lead
ing in the Vancouver and district
Senior Amateur Football League and
the fact that thc South Vancouver
team made such a splendid showing
is a matter of congratulation.
Permit mc to correct a wrong report of the above case which appeared
in the "Sun" paper of the 5th inst.,
which gives the very opposite of what
did take place at the trial of the appeal before Judge Mclnnes on November 4. I am the defendant and the
party who appealed from the conviction of Thos Pructor, acting magistrate of the Police Court, on a charge
of assaulting Councillor Richardson,
of Point Grey, at the Christian
Science Church on Georgia Street. On
the trial of the appeal before Judge
Mclnnes I appeared with my witnesses and insisted that the case be
heard and gone into, and did not withdraw the appeal as stated by the "Sun;'
but Mr. Bird, solicitor for Councillnr
Richardson, took the objection that the
proper procedure had not been
complied with in filing thc notice of
appeal. In this he was overruled by
Judge Mclnnes, and then Mr. Bird
stated to the court that he did not
have any witnesses, neither did he intend to call any, and refused to go on
with the case, and asked the judge to
quash and set aside the conviction feer
assault made by P. M. Proctor against
me, which resulted in a judgment of
acquittal for mc, by reason of what
Mr. Bird stated to the court.���E. E.
Thuresson,   Plumbing   Inspector.
Board of Works Recommends Walks
and Road Extensions.
At a meeting of the Board of Works
un Monday recommendations for new
sidewalks, etc., were passed providing
fur the expenditure of $12,K00. Other
Suggestions eif Mr. W. A. Clement,
municipal engineer,, which were
adopted were thai a wooden bulkhead
be built at a COSl eef $1,17.1 mi  Knight
Street neertli ami seeuth e,f Thirty first
Avenue; thai a plank sidewalk costing
$1,713 he constructed 'en Victoria
Drive from Forty-third Avenue ie>
Forty-sixth Avenue, and that Fortieth
Avenue lie graded from < tularin
Street tn Prince Edward Street ai a
cost   eef $2,770.
Several complaints that mads were
impassable wen- received and referred
tn the engineer,
Burnaby  News.
Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Coldicutt, Bast
Hurnaby, returned on Saturday last
after spending a month in California.
Thc new Henderson Presbyterian
Church, Wesl Burnaby, was formally
dedicated last Sunday by Rev. J. S.
Henderson of New Westminster. In
the evening Rev. Principal McKay, D.
D., of Westminster Hall, was the
preacher. Both services wcre well attended and inspiring and congratulatory addresses listened to with great
attention. The new church is situated
about a block from West Burnaby
School, on the corner of Sussex Ave
nuc and Hazel Street and is a very
creditable structure fur this yeiung
Jubilee has been steadily going
ahead this summer. New businesses
just opened or soon tn upen are
Messrs. McLaren and Lomas. real estate; S. 11. Firth, sign painting; D.
Bailey, flour and feed; N. M. Kinnee,
photographer, and J. N. Sipprell, general  steerc.
Mrs. Rumble, widow of the late cx-
Councillor John Rumble, has decided
to dispose of her property on Nelson
Street and will move to New Westminster. Mrs. Rumble and family
will be greatly missed around Jubilee
��� ��  ���
Whist Drive.
A whist drive given by the Edmonds
Whist Circle was held last Friday at
Mr. P. B. Brown's house. First prize
was awarded to Mr. T. B. Appleby,
adies' prize to Mrs. Wedge, and booby
prize   Mr. Wedge.
Veil-known South Vancouver Residem
May   Seek   Recveship
Ruber!   McBride,  unc Of the cam!:
dates for Reeve last year, has maele tl
following statement to "The Chinook."
lu  lhe' event  uf a good man  cumin
forward as a candidate for the Reev
ship, I will work hard for him and
all  that   I  can  In assist in  his retui
and 1 am bnth wlllinp anil anxie.us '
assist   such   a   man,   as   the   hot   ii
lerests  ,.f  Smith   Vancouver   has  ;
ways been and will continue lei be n
chief   deslr��.     Many   of   those   wh ���
were dpposo] tn me last year are n
urging  me  tn  come  forward  agai
They   have    promised   me   Iheir   su,
purl.     I   will  nut  stand in  Ihe way
whal  I  e.insider the right, bul iailu
such 1 am prepared to once mure tal
up the cudgels in  behalf of purity
government As one of the oldest
the resldenters in South Vancouve .
my work in the past is well kiieewn
If the people think lit to elect mc as
Reeve 1 am prepared to devote every
hour of my time to their interests.
South  Vancouver  Confessions
The Rev. J. W. Letch, B.A., will
Commence a scries of sermons next
Sunday evening on South Vancouver
Confessions. The dates of these sermons  are  as  follows :
November 10���The Coward's Con-
November 17���The Fool's Ceenfes
November 24��� The Hypocrites
December 1���'1 he Backslider's Confession.
December 8���The Cursed's Con-
December 15���The Blcssed's Confession.
These sermons will all bc from the
one text, "I   have Sinned."
The Edmonds Club.
A few of thc prominent men of
Edmonds met during the past week
and organized the club. About sixty
names have been added to thc lists. A
meeting was called on Mxmday, November 4, in the Edmonds Development Block. Mr. P. B. Brown was
voted to the chair and afterward
elected president of the club; B. G.
Wake, vice president; J. Browne, secretary; T. B Harrison, treasurer; executive committee, W. S. Rose. E. B.
Stride, H. Desny, Wm. Griffiths and
W. S. Vivian.


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