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Array %������ CHINOOK
f A Half Million in 1917
Vol. I., No. il.
Price 5 cents
A "Garden City" District
For High-class Residences
Plans Being Prepared lo Lay Out Select Residential Section of
South Vancouver on Model System
(stimulated by successful examples
of model cities, sometimes called
"garden cities." ill both England and
the United Slates, increased attention is now being paid to the laying
out of residemial districts along similar lines, or by the adoption of features suitable to the conditions of a
district. As part realization of the
"girden city" idea, several of the-
le;i%ig cities in Canada, such as
Toronto. Montreal, Victoria and Vancouver have select districts where
only the best class of residences are
allowed to be erected, and where
Squares, crescents, boulevards and
sidewalks are constructed in the most
modern   style.
To lay out a certain section of
Soulh Vancouver with such or a similar end iu view is being planned by
a number of local public men. It is
considered that there are many districts of the municipality with all the
best advantages as regards location,
soil and surroundings for a high class
residential purpose, such as Shaughnessy  Heights.
The outlines of the scheme sug-
gestcd are more or less of a tentative
character. Whether the proposal of
the property owners referred lo is
intended to be seriously pursued or
noi, the proposition itself deserves
consideration. Nearly every cily or
municipality in Canada has already
sections   specially  laid  out   for  high
class residential purposes or are- taking measures lo prevent the  erection
of stores, factories    or    ramshackle
houses   in   such  districts.
Il is proposed in the South Vancouver scheme to secure land in the
municipality most suitable for a select or "garden city" district. With
this end ill view a syndicate of the
land owners interested may be formed at an early date. Roads, boulevards, sidewalks are le. bc creeled
of the latest kind usual in good residential districts, and thc lighting,
water and other public works are lo
be planned on the best and latest system. In these and other details of
the project it is understood lhat the
CO-operation eif the Semth Vancouver
Council  will he sought.
The scheme for laying out this
select residential quarter will naturally include restrictions as to the
elas.- of residence to bc erected within ils borders. Small and poor class
dwelling houses e,r shacks will be
bar-ed from entering the "magic circle," and factories or stores will be
strictly  prohibited  likewise.
A pleasing feature of residential
districts of the kind in many other
cities or municipalities is the planting of Irees or shrubs along lhe sidewalk borders. It certainly adds to
Ihe garden-like aspect of a residential   section.
Around the Municipal Hall
Wc arc glad lo notice that Mr.
Rawilon has been appointed successor to k. 1. Morris, wiring inspector.
In making the appointment the Council have shown their appreciation of
a faithful and conscientious official.
Not only is the appointment satisfactory to Mr. Rawdon, but to the
whole of the officials as a body. The
Council have shown that where they
���ind the merit within their own employees they will not go outside to
make appointments.
No article  that  has  ever  appeared]
in  the  "Chinook"  has    drawn    forth .
such  comments  as  the  one  that  ap-
peared  on   the  front  page   last  week ,
re  the  Council's  action   in  regard  to;
Ward   Three   Association's   letter   re-!
garding  R.  1.  Morris.    In  future all:
such communications and recommen- ;
dalions   from   some   obscure     busy-
bodies  with the title of a ratepayers';
association   behind   it   will   be   viewed!
with  suspicion.    Ratepayers'  associa-!
lions   are   intended   for   the   watching'
and   assisting   of   Councillors   in   all '
civic matters pertaining to the good
of  the   municipality  as  a   whole,  but'
not   to bc  made  the  medium  for  the
discharge  of  ihe  venom    of    disappointed   hopes and  jealous  envy.
*      *      A
Collingwood Parliament has been
prorogued lill September 27. Next!
Silllirilay lhe -maker will be enter-]
tallied, and among the invited guests
will be Governor-General Wilbers and
family. Reeve and Mrs, Kerr. R. C.
Hodgson, president of lhe Hoard of
1 raele. anil Mis Hodgson, C. M.
Whelpton. chairman of the School
Hoard, the Speaker, members of Gov-
ernnieiii .mil leaders e,f the Opposition of Central  Parliament.
The   closing   .scenes   of   lhe   hoUl
were mu void "i interest, ilu- previous   Saturday,   or   rather    Sunday
morning to be correct, the vote
was taken at 12.05 a.m.. iln- government were defeated on an amendment
le> a clause in ill.1 Naval Hill. The
Opposition called for the resignation
of the government. Premier Morris
Mould have none of il. Me charged
tin- I )|i|ieisiiiem ami ihe Cness Benches
wiilh prolonging Hie debate lill they
knew thai a number 'if Liberals hael
Iii leave by the last car. 11 was a
slap vote, a conspiracy, he said. 11
ilu- Opposition wish ii, lei thein move
a vole of "no confidence" in ihe- Government, anil if can: ' ihe government   would  resign.
Mr. C. T. Hailey, leader of the Opposition, held a consultation with the
O-e.ss Benches, and whips hurriedly
lefl the House lei bring in all the
numbers they could. Keeping up
the cry of "resign," "resign." the
Premier coiihl scarcely gel i hearing.
The speaker having called the house
lo order, the Premier rose and moved
a vote of confidence in the Government which was carried. The Premier then said : "Mr. Speaker, in face
of what has taken place, the government will resign." The Opposition
who were anxiously awaiting the
coming of members refused to accept
lhe resignation, desiring rather to put
the Government out on a vote of
want of confidence. However, the
speaker put the question with the result that thc Government's resignation was accepted by a majority of
one. Several members of the Opposition hurriedly entered the chamber as the voting finished, and for the
next thirty minutes the air was
charged with electricity. Mr. Lester,
the hon. member for Comox, who
sits on the Cross Benches, and is one
"f the most incisive speakers, set the
turmoil going by challenging the
legality  of the  Hon.   Mr.   Reed,  the
Minister 'if Agriculture's vote. Again
and again Ihe Speaker tried to pour
oil on the troubled waters, but all to
no purpose. The Liberals openly
charged the Opposition and Cross
Benches with conspiracy. The leader
of lhe Opposition and the Hon. member for Newcastle (Mr. Lester.) repudiated the assertion, while Mr.
O'Rell emphatically declared that
there was no conspiracy. The voting, be said, had been of their own
free will, so that there could have
been  no  conspiracy.
The business of the House was afterwards formally wound up.
It must be with feelings of gratification that those responsible for the
formation of the Collingwood Parliament will review their work. We
say without fear of contradiction that
never has there been an association
anywhere, that has met with better
success'than Collingwood Parliament.
In  reporting the meeting   of    the
Hoard of Trade, one of the morning
papers slaled that the board found
their financial arrangements in a bad
way. As a matter of fact the Advertising Committee found themselves
unable to go on with their work owing Iii im granl being specially Set
ashle fm them. The board, immediately their attention ' was drawn to
the mailer, voted a sum ot $1.11(10 to
the committee so thai tluy. iln- com-
niiiiee.   might  g i   wiili   whatever
schemes   Ihey   thought   necessary.
The   reports   eef   lhe   various   committees were very   exhaustive, touch-
Big Racing Stadium is
Planned for South Vancouver
Conditional Permit Granted for Erection of Immense Stadium and
Arena to Accommodate Many Thousand Spectators
Soulh Vancouver i- lo have an important and interesting addition lei
its sport attractions if the scheme
of the Motor Cycle Race Track and
Stadium Company Limited, materializes. This is a plan to erect a big
racing stadium and boxing arena on
the easterly half of 11. L. 652, between Prince Kdward and Main
Streets and Fifty-second and Fifty-
fourth   Avenues.
On behalf eif the promoting company, Messrs. C. L. Thomas and W.
R. Linch made application tee the
Council on Monday for the necessary
Mr. C. L. Thomas, in asking lor the
permit, slated that the proposition
was to erect a stadium for motor
cycles races and lacrosse matches, to
cost from $15,000 to $25,000. As sufficient capital had not, however, been
raised as yet for the whole scheme
contemplated, the company would
also ask for a permit to hold boxing
contests, an arena for which would
be constructed. Il was calculated
that the boxing exhibitions would
help mil ihe finances.
Mr. Thomas explained that while
the stadium would be erected as soon
as possible, if the boxiug permit is
granted it would enable the company
to go ahead at eenee wilh the construction of a boxing arena. This
arena  would  cost  between S4.IKXI anil
$5,000 anel would be built to seat
abe.ut 450H .,r 5000 people. The stadium and arena would cover an area
eef 610 square feet, and Ihe racetrack
would be a third eel a mile ill circumference.
Altogether it was proposed to utilize about 14 acres for the purposes
mentioned. The company also figured on putting up a grandstand
around the race track which would
accommodate at least 8,000 people
and possibly three or four times that
In the course of the discussion,
Acting-Reeve Campbell expressed the
opinion that the Council was favorably disposed towards the application.
I It suggested thai the municipal - ill-
cite ir  be   consulted  on   the  mailer.
Councillor Third said that the prc-
posed scheme would be a good advertisement for the district and was
in favor of graining the application.
Councillor Millar thought that
plans should be submitted by the promoters and that a guarantee should
be given to erect the stadium within
a specified time.
It was finally agreed by the Council, afler consultation with Mr. II.
Ceilin Clarke, municipal solicitor, that
the company be granted a permit subject lo plan- being submitted for the
I approval of the Council and the carrying out  of  certain   conditions.
A vista of Capilano Canyon, which many  thousands  of  people   visit in  the
bright summer days now happily arrived
Jetty and Dredges for North Arm
At a meeting of the Board of Trade
on Monday it was decided to send
thc following telegram to Messrs. H.
H. Stevens, M.P., and J. D Taylor,
M.P :
"On behalf of Smith Vancouver
Hoard of Trade would ask you to use
best endeavors to secure ample appropriations to construct jetty and
provide two dredges for Xorth Arm
at once. Conditions warrant immediate action."
ing on all manner of subjects. That
calling for most attention was the
gas franchise. The committee seemed lo have gone carefully over the
two franchises now before the Council, dissecting them clause by clause,'
making many alterations and additions. The most notable additions
were that im Asiatics or Hindoos be
employed by the company obtaining
the franchise; that the successful
company put up a bond of $10,000 to
successfully carry on the work; .-ils<>
that ilo >e- companies seeking the
franchise should hear the cist of same
being pul to iln- ratepayers. From
tlu- many alterations ii was evident
i ie committee had spared no pain-
in pulling the franchises in order so
that the interests bf the ratepayers
might be safeguarded.
New Post Office in South Vancouver
to be Opened
The last monthly bulletin of the
General Post Office department gives
a number of new offices and changes
to tata effect in .May. Ont new-
post office has been opened in South
Vancouver, te. be known as Vicosa,
and is to be under the Vancouver
post office jurisdiction. It will be
served every day in the week except
Sunday, at the same time as the Janes
Road   post   office.
In other parts of the province the
following new p..st offices have been
opened : Adams Lake. Blackloam,
Brigade Lake, Eagle Hay. Knutsford
and Sorrento in Yale-Cariboo; Aliford
Hay, Teslin and Tow Hill in Comox-
Atlin, and kenlieiyle and Scroggie
Creek in  the  Yukon,
Tlu- following summer offices have
been   reopened;     Kumsquit,   Manson
Creek  and   Sei ner   Passage,  all  in
Comox-Atlin; Balcomo and Easl Arrow Park offices have been closed,
The- name ��� ��� I Fraser Lake- postoffici
in Comox-Altin lias been changed to
Fort Fraser. Bridesvilie, Burquitlam,
Easl Burnaby, Mount Lehman and
Needles will be constituted money order offices mi May I.
Mr. W. Morris, Chairman of Finance Committee, Replies to Mr.
Brett's Letter in Last Week's "Chinook"
Tee  the   Editor of "The  Chinook" :
Sir,���On behalf of the Hoard of
School Trustees the undersigned as
chairman of the finance committee
would express pleasure in replying to
Mr. Brett's letter contained in your
last issue.
We are pleased to have the opportunity of giving information to tbe
ratepayers through the medium of
your   columns.
Mr. Brett anticipates some sort of
refusal on the part of the trustees by-
requesting some public-spirited ratepayer to take up the matter which is
exercising   his   mind.
Only a spirit of diffidence has prevented the trustees from making an
open declaration before now. The
bills for the advertising have not been
entered in the school accounts, neither will tTiey be paid by .school
monies. This information was openly
given to a meeting at Cedar Ceittage.
There is a puhlic spirit which openly
supporis the men in whom the ratepayers have confidence to vote to a
position of trust, and there is a so-
tailed public spirit which sees a bad
and ulterior motive in anything the
elected men do. The only motive
prompting the trustees to spend their
own money was public-spiritedness
and a proper desire that the ratepayers should neet. againsl iheir owsi
interests, be led astray by mischievous misrepresentations.
"Iloni  suit  qui mal y pense."
Yours truly.
Hew Vancouver May be Affected by
Contemplated Rates
According to Col. Goethals, chief
engineer in charge, the P
Canal will be re ady for na - itii n
by May, 1914 About 10,000,000 cul ic
yards eef earth in the Culebra Cut remain to be - scavated, bul the �� ork
ii. the "slide" district is so well advanced thai another twelve months
v. ill prol ably bring its completion.
The nearness ol this important .vein
The Superb Mountain and Forest Surroundings, of the Sparkling  Waters  of  Capilano,  where
Trout abound in their myriads
the   Golden-tinted
leaves little time for the preparations
that have been so exhaustively canvassed by the British - ihimbia people. That the opening ��� i ihe canal
will confer valuable lev advantages
ni the farther Canadian Wi -i is made
certain  by   the  geograi cation
of the waterw. y I' ie t>, ter distance Ih-iw te ii Vane o ild Liverpool will bc cul from I n ia
Gape I lorn and I:.:" ' ���
Suez Canal to ol
tin water trip will li I i
one half, and this ;
to induce a large if I
\- i . tin expi eti ���' efl ��� ' m
too hasty tale ttlations - ilue lions,
1. iscd upi 'ii sin rl hau
li ml Iraffie nditi in ���. ipt ti
n islea ling The rati - n cei lain
classes it freight rom Lii erp -1 to
\ ancouver \ ia Montreal is now ns
higher than the local rate from \! m-
tr ;>l iee Vancouver, The Lh erp eol-
Montreal -- r\ ici i- wi ii .. anized ta
withstand competition from what
may ye-i .in-iN be termed Canada's
"back-door" entrance. For ibe development i if Canadi i;i trade thre itigh
the canal, it is of the utmost consequence that return cargoes shall be
available. This lheans that the in-
wanl reach of traffic from Vancon-
i r, i\ ideninj. the fu Id tin se cargoes
can be sen; to oi drawn from, must
he- extended ti ��� Ub( rl i and Saskaclie-
ivan, European immigration, for instance, may seek to reach the prain -
through Vancouver, instead of the
Atlantic ot St. Lawrence porti. Jl
would be distinctly unfair te- thi development of British Columbia; and
the farther pari of tin prairie t'i allow unjust and discriminatory freight
rales over the mountains I" block
full us..- of the Western gateway ta
the sea. Like the Hudson Bay froute,
the Panama Canal may divert some
iraffic from Eastern channels, bul it
would be, indeed, a narrow wtj-v of
Canadian development thai wmuili!
place the interests of any one section against the welfare ot the whole
The practical consideration of this
problem will become of more immediate interest after the quenion
of the repeal of the toll discrimination has been settled by President
Wilson   and   thc   new   Congress.
Visit American Cities
Reeve Kerr and Councillor Dickinson paid a short visit to several cities
in the United States, returning o��
Tuesday. The visit was of a private
nature, although the opportunity was
taken to gain information that might
be useful in connection with the work
of the proposed  local  improvements. :
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1913.
With tbe passing of Saturday lasi
the much-discussed question eef the
British Cojumbia Electric Railway
Company's franchise agreemenl coin-
to an end. By a huge majority tbe
ratepayers of Burnaby gave their assent tei the measure, although it was
largely a contest between North and
South Hurnaby. ami lhe heavy poll
iu North Burnaby favoring the measure gave a considerable majority even
above the three-fifths required, while
the S'ltilh polled largely againsl the
bylaw. It is expected lhat the Company will now proceed with the extension of the Hastings Street line
into Burnaby. a mailer eif urgent importance to lhe dwellers out there,
and which has possibly out-weighed
every other consideration. There
will also bc reductions in the fares
between the Cily and the Central
Park   and   Hurnaby   Lake   districts.
Three money bylaws also received
the assent of the ratepayers, those
for paving roads, for sidewalks, and
for additional school sites, all with
good majorities.
e(e        >|e        e^
At the Council meeting een Mem-
day the board of works sanctioned
the outlay of some $25,000 for road
improvements in the municipality.
With the provision that South Vancouver   shall   bc   willing   lo   pay   its
share "f ilu expense, great improvements will be mad.- een Boundary
Road, from Imperial Sire.-i ;,i River-
u-.iv.   and   box   drains   will   be   placed
in various pans of ihe municipality.
+   ���   *
In accordance with previous decisions by the Council, the purchase of
steel cars and rails for work upon
tin- reeads was gone into, and lhe
number eif cars, ele, .ind lhe linns
from whom they will be purchased
was   settled,   wilh   the   total   cost   of
iln  equipment
Best For
Our 40 per  cent.  Emulsion
Cod Liver Oil
Guaranteed   second   to  none
85c and 40c
Our  Specialty���The Dispensing of
Collingwood East
It  is  possible  that  another  bylaw'
may shortly be placed before the electors,   upon   tbe   subject   of   the   water j
system.     There   is   a   great   and   increasing   demand   from   all   over   the
I municipality  for  more    connections,
! which   will   have   lo   be   met   in   the
| near   future,   should   present   circumstances  prove insufficient  and  inadequate.
*    *    A
Il is understood the working operations for thc construction of the new
H. C. K. R. Co.'s car repairing shops
will be entered upon practically at
emce. These, which are to take precedence of the Main Street ones, will
be situated in D. L. 118 in Hurnaby.
Much of thc repair work hitherto
done at Main Street will be carried
on in lhe Hurnaby shops, which will
not however interfere wilh the Xew
Westminster shops. Inspection work
will be done at  Main  Street.
The Ceillingwood and District
.Men- Association which meets at the
Collingwood   Library   and     Institute
��� ���ii   alternate   Thursday   nights.     has
been   particularly   active   lately.    A
meeting  was  hehl on  Thursday  night
which  will be  reported Bl  length in
our   n.M   issue-.
The association has been giving
special attention to quesiions affecting lhe- interests of the local merchants and traders. Il has been
.strongly urged that now lhe wholesale merchants have "tightened their
terms" to the retailers that the time
bas come when it is proving difficult
leer retailers tei give iheir customers
the credit which has hitherto been
lhe  practise.
It has been urged upon the association that a strong recommendation  should be sent to the Municipal
Council urging lhe Council to pay
wages weekly ill future, and if thai
is dmie lhe traders hope to gradually
work int.' a system <ef cash payments,
Already a local elairy has given notice i" ns customers that from May
1 payment for milk musl be made in
advance e��r, at any rate, that there
���mist  In-  a  w-ckly  settlement.
Tin association is working with
much zeal for the physical improvement of ilu- neighborhood, and u will
nol resl until the roads and fool-
paths   ol   Ward   One   are   well   "fixed
up." nor until tin- II. C. Electric Railway has improved the station   and
freight sheds.
Owing partly to the exerlions of
ibis association, many of the traders
round Ceillingwood and district have
decided on a Wednesday half-holiday for May. It is hoped that all
local traders will "fall in line." A
list of those who have already agreed
to close on Wednesday afternoons is
given  in  another column,
J. B, Todrick       T. A. Prentice
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Central Park, B.C.
Phone Collingwood 13 R
Representatives for thc Caledonian Insurance Company,
oldest Scottish insurance office,
founded 1 SOS, and also tbe
Rochester German Insurance
Company, of New York. All
business trusted to ns receives
prompt attention. Don't wait
till fire comes and then wish
you ' ad seen us.    See us now.
Court of Revision
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given i
that the Court of Revision for the ,
above Municipality will be held at
the Municipal Hall, South Vancou-1
ver, on May 22nd, 1913, at 10 a.m., j
when all complaints against the As-1
sessment  will  be  heard.
Any person having any complaint
against his or hcr Assessment must
give a written notice thereof to the
Assessor, stating his or her grounds
of Complaint at least 10 clear days
previous to the date of the sitting
of  the  Court of  Revision.
Any person owning property in
South Vancouver who has not received an Assessment notice for 1913 can
have one by applying to the Assessor's office, Room 13, Municipal Hall,
corner Fraser and 43rd Avenue (Wilson Road).
Dated this  17th day of April,  1913.
P. O. Address : Box 1224, South
Hill P. O., B. C. 19-26-3-10
Central Park Jottings
Much sympathy has "been expressed in Central Park for the relatives
of Mr. S. Hooker who was ac'cident-
ly killed at Ashcroft last Saturday
while in the discharge of his duties
as a C. P. R. train conductor. Mr.
Hooker, who was only thirty-six,
leaves a wife and five children, and
also an aged mother residing at Cen-
Iral Park. The funeral service was
held on Monday, al Center & Manna's parlours in Vancouver, the remains being afterwards conveyed to
Port Angeles, Wash., for interment.
* A      A
On Priday evening ai eight o'clock
a lecture will be given in the Agricultural Hall, on ih, subject of "Market Gardening and Soil Cultivation."
This is a lecture of importance to
all interested  in agriculture
* *   *
Central Park gave- majorities e,n
Saturday against all the Burnaby by-;
laws.- So passing of the bylaws by
large majorities consequent upon the
voting in other wards is bul one
more in the long list of curious situations created al different times under
.similar circumstances.
* *    A
Beaconsfield Methodist Church will
hold Dedication Services on Sunday
next, May 4. The Rev. Dr. Chown,
Genera) Superintendent, will preach
in the morning, and Rev. A E. Ileih-
e.rington, B.A., B.D., Principal Columbian College, in thc evening.
There will be special music and stilo-
i-.lv On Monday a grand concert
will be held in the church at eight
p.m., when music will be rendered by
a talented company, including Mrs.
(', Kerfoot, Miss Eura Lecson, Mr.
W. Keibb, Mr. T. Philipps. Mr. Murray, Columbian Banjo Team, Aeolian Quartette, Percy Clay, Violinist,
and  others.
ef       A       A
In the Collingwood Methodist
Church last Sunday special observance was given to the earnest and
unique request of the Chinese Government for the special prayers of
the Christian Church everywhere.
The pastor, Rev. E. W. Morgan, B.A.,
H.D.. eloquently pleaded the greatness of the request, while in the evening the Rev. G. Pringle. of the Collingwood Presbyterian Church preached a splendid sermon with the same
object in view, Mr. Morgan I,iking
Mr. Pringle'a place at the Carlton
if   *   *
The Entertainment in the Carlton
Hall given lasl week by the Epworth
League Pastimes Club of the Methodist Church proved a great success,
and resulted in a substantial sum
lieing handed over for the doing-up
of  the   Tennis  Courts.
Widow Askew Fund
The following donations have been
received toward the Widow Askew
fimd during Ihe past week : Mrs. A.
Couch. $5.00; Mrs. J. Hay, 50c; Mrs.
Fox, 50c; The Womans' Guild of
Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church,
a hamper of groceries.
The last sitting of the Collingwood
parliament for this season was held
mi   Saturday  night.
Both the Conservatives and the
Liberals retire with honors even, for
each party has sustained defeat. The
Liberal government was defeated on
its naval policy, wbfch is practically
the policy of Sir Wilfred Lattrier.
There was an attempt on the part
of ihe Government to retain office,
and some of the Liberal supporters
attempted to pass a vote-of confidence
but it was pretty apparent that such
a vote would not bc carried, and Mr.
Wm. Morris, "lhe premier," resigned and declared the house prorogued.
The session thus closed has been
very successful, the attendance both
of   members   and   visitors   has   been
g I,   and. the   debates   have     never
lacked interest. The most casual observer must have noticed that sonic
of the members have much improved
both in the matter and lhe manner of
their speaking during the session, and
numerous visitors have warmly praised the parliament as an educational
It was decided that the closing function of the parliament should take the
form of a "Social," which will bc held
tonight (Saturday) at the Collingwood Institute and Library. Reeve
Kerr, Councillor Wilburs, Mr. R. C.
Hodgson, president of the Board of j
Trade, and Others will be invited* and
ladies  will be welcomed.
A committee including Mr. Kent.
Mr. Salter, Mr. Gray and Mr. Francis Bursill have the arrangements in
hand, and it may bc taken for granted that the affair will be very successful and pleasant.
All the members of the Collingwood parliament and their lady
friends are asked to attend early,
8 o'clock  sharp is thc time.
Son   of  Mr.  and  Mrs.   R.   Cowin  is
Drowned in Minnesota
A   distressing   tragedy   visited     the
home recently of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ceiwan, formerly resident on Kilmarnock road. West Collingwood,
but in.w living at 501 North Broadway. Crookston, Minn.
Little Ralph Cowin, their five year
obi son was drowned In an over-
line, ded flat jusi above ilu- Northern
Pacific Railway bridge .in Jeromes
addition while playing on a raft which
was anchored there, The boy in
company wilh another boy his own
age had wandered away from home
ami nothing eif the fatality was known
to the parents until two hours after
the drowning. The water was so
shallow that I lie remains were easily
recovered. Medical aid proved futile,
over an hour being spent in applying
restoratives. The body was Ihen
taken to the N. P. Stcnshoel undertaking parlors where it was Identified  by  Ihe boy's  father.
Thc only witness of the accident
was William, the five year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Wall, who in
company with Ralph had gone away
from home and had crossed the
Robert street bridge a few minutes
previous to the time the drowning
occurred. Win. Henry who was digging a sewer near there saw the boys
cross the bridge drawing a sled with
them. When questioned about lhe
matter William said that Ralph fell
in the water while playing on something lhat he (Ralph) thought was
a boat, evidently the raft near which
he was found, and could not get out.
When asked why he did not help him
I the boy of live years said that the
water was teio deep. No further information call be secured from him.
'William was. picked up by Chief Eck,
a few minutes later, crying and was
taken to his home which is nexl door
to the   Cowin  In nnc on 5th Street,
In the morning Mrs. Bangen heard
;i child scream and senl one of her
children down lee the river to sec
what was lhe mailer, lie returned
saving   thai   a   boy   was   ill   the   river
and Mrs. Bangen immediately tele-
Iphoned to police headquarters. Chief
h'.ck hurried down to the place Imt
did not get there until the lad had
been in the water for forty minutes.
The chief immediately saw the situation and waded into the water and
secured the body. The water there
was only a few feet deep.
A call was immediately sent for the
j coroner, but as he was out of the
j city.   Deputy   coroner   N.   P.     Stcn
shoel was summoned and applied
what restoratives it w'.-is possible to
given in the emergency. These proving unavailing he took the body to
Dr. Ilolte's office in a carriage and
the two spent about an hour and a
half working over the body. When
there was. no possible chance that
there was any life left, the corpse was
taken to the Stcnshoel undertaking
Afterwards Richard Cowin, in company with Chief Kck, went over to
the undertaking parlors and lhe lrjd's
father identified the corpse. Al-
ilieeugli ilu- shock was severe the man
bore the inevitable with remarkable
self control and, carried the sad. news
to the child's mother, whose grief was
Mr. Cpwjri is employed at the Kspc
Foundry, and when he left work at
noon had no iiiJiinaliou of the tragedy that bad stalked into liis home.
lie resides in one, of the McAvoy.
houses facirig 5lh street and Mr. Wall
occupies   the  other.
No funeral arrangements have been
made as yet for the unfortunate little
lad. Adding to the sadness of the
affair is the fact that Ralph was the
only child of Mr. and Mrs. Cowin, and
lie vvas an exceptionally bright and
winsome  little  tot.
Finger   Posts  and   Colored   Map  of
Municipality Proposed
Several advertising matters were
discussed at Monday's mcetiii" of the
Semlli Vancouver Board of Trade. A
suggestion was made that large linger
posts be erected in various parts of
tlie municipality, but Ihere appeared to be seune doubt as to whether
the finances would permit of the expenditure necessary. It was proposed
ih.11 a sum In- set aside by the board
for   the   purposes   ijf  the   advertising
Another proposal was the preparation of a special map of the municipality, iu colors, showing the principal schools, churches and other buildings.
Thc rcporl of the advertising committee  was  adopted.
Victorian Order of Nurses
The regular monthly meeting of
lhe South Vancouver branch of the
Victorian Order of Nurses will be
held at the home of Mrs. Capt.
Whalen, 3511 Stewart Road, Cedar
Cottage, on Tuesday afternoon, May
6, at 3 o'clock. All ladies interested
in the work of the Victorian Order
are invited to be present.
B.C.E.R. Power House and Barns, Main Street, where carlines are now being relaid.
WIkti- T.R.H. the Duke ami  Duchess of Cennaugbt ami Princes Patricia
were tiittrtaiiiiil.
II.   LARSON,   Manager. p.   I.AKSON,   Proprietor
Klevation  02S  feet. One hour's trip from  Vancouver
I'netnialletl   Kesort   for   Holiday,   long   or   short.       Family   Rooms
' tn suite with special rate.
Modern  appointments  throughout,  spacious  grounds,  high-class  service  at  moderate
rates.     Easy trail  to  top  of  Grouse  Mountain,   altitude   3,000  feet.
Phone 1038 :
Edmonds, B. C.
I have the exclusive sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to staticn.   $1,000 each; on good terms.    See me about them.
PHONE  1024
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 aire, just off Railway. $2100; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
Wd acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
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Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
Roses! Roses! Roses!
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Vancouver, B. C
Wc spare neither trouble nor money in procuring what we consider thc best in the rose world.
Our stock comes from thc greatest rose specialists of England,
Scotland, Ireland and Holland.
For these reasons our roses arc famed.
Visit our nurseries at Royal (on thc Eburne Branch, II. C. E. R.)
and inspect our stocks.
There you will also see
Then wc have all the old garden floral favorites by the tens of
PINKS, Etc.,      Etc,
in endless variety.
Pansies are a leading feature, this year; we have a very special,
unequalled strain,
Our stock of hardy herbaceous, Alpine and Rock Plants is the
most complete in Canada.
Sec our special offers of collections of ornamental and fruit trees,
for beautifying your homesites, at $15, $30 and $00.
The Royal Nurseries Limited
Head Office, Suite 710 Dominion Building, 207 Hastings St. W.
Phone Seymour 5556.
Nurseries and Greenhouses at Royal, Kerrisdale, P. O.
Phone Eburne 43.
Store, 2410 Granville Street, Phone Bayvicw 1926.
Keeler's  Nursery
For bedding out plants; also
window boxes, tubs and
hanging baskets in galore.
Corner 15th Ave. and Main Street
PHONE:  Fairmont 817 _���
SATURDAY, MAY 3. 1913.
Authorised Capital      $2,000,000
Subscribed Capital      1,169,900
Paid-up   Capital           840,000
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Interest paid at the highest current rates.
Your account very cordially solicited.
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Hughes Bros' Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We carry  everything in  the  Liquor  Line
No order too small, and none too large for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Wc have a fine subdivision bounded on tlie North by the C.P.R.
lands, on the West by the Point Grey boundary line and to the South
by River Road. It is within a few hundred yards of the North Arm
of the Eraser.    The live investor will readily appreciate these prices:
Cambie Street Lots $1,625 each; 1-4 cash, balance 6, 12, 18, 24
Ash Street Lots, 33 x 192, $750 each; 1-4 cash, balance 6, 12, 18,
24 months.
All inside Lots between Ash and Cambie, facing North, $550 each;
facing South, $6fl0 each.
River Road Lots vary in price according to size.
It will pay you to investigate this. Call up Collingwood 18, or
call and see
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Shingles, Lath. Sash, Doors, Turnings
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The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy weUomes the bonny Scotch  fisher lassies an' urges the Cooncil tae provide boolin' greens  up in Sooth Vencoover
Weel freem, I've nae el.>��� ,t>t main
ee'     yaell     le '     bUM     the      ,    dlltn     ill
Chinymen eee,t o a job an1 tryin* ta.
lolve the high colt o1 livin'. It's been
fine weather this last week or twa
for plantin'. The fine rain we've been
Mit I in' wis jist what v.'s wanted tae
��ic tin- leedi that we've' been plantin'
a bit start on their growth. I've been
gey buiy myiel at? it wis an unco
je.l) at lirst tryin' tae feegur e,e,t whal
wc wuel plant an' what we wudna.
A fellie that comes frae a crooded
teie.il at hame disna gel muckle opportunity ��� .' followln' in Adam's fit-
t steps an' a Boor-box o��,tsi<Jt- his win-
jdae up twa e>r three Hichts o' stairs is
aboot his only chance e,' gettin' in-
tae closer acquaintance wi' mothei
earth. I'm gey fond o' cabbages mysel, but 1 thocht I wudna tackle sac
big game this year but cemtcnt mysel wi a wheen iugins. se>mc peacods,
j radishes an' ither sma truck. Yince
j I gel a few spuds in my seediti time
I'll be dune an' then 'II hae mare time
tae mysel���waitin fur the hervest
when 1 guess I'll hae lae we.rk overtime if tin; de.eir .)' the chicken-yaird's
been kepi slim in the meantime.
I i|tiitc agree wi' what they newspaper men hae been writin' abool
this last year e,r twa back aboot mixe.l
fermin'. 1 wis yince thinkin' o' plantin'
the whe ele o' the yaird wi' spuds bul
ihinks 1 tae mysel', if there should
happen tae be a tattie blight a' my
guid work wud be gaun for nothing.
Then again the price o' tatties micht
fa' and it wud be aggravatin' tae sec
them sellin' cheaper than yae could
plant them, whereas if yae hae a
wheen ither things tae fa' back on
yae eliuna feel il sae much. At least
that's linn I feegur it ool. Kill
everybody hasna the same opeenyin
ei' the weather an' the fellies I mi*
in wi' ill the coeirse o' my wark hae
nae use fur it. Of coorse, they hae
nae bciil for agryculture an' they canna umlcrstaun nob a fellie can gel
einy pleesure ool p' rain, But a man
wi' ,i practical mind like mysel can
generally fin' a use for a' kin.s o'
weather an' Inarm' the;- folk a>
grumbl'H1 pits me in min' u' a wee
Bil vc.se:
"We grum'Ie when we're' freezin',
An' wc grum'Ie when we're bet.
We grum'Ie  when  we're gizzenin',
An' we grum'Ie when we're wet;
W'e  grum'Ie  when  we're   fastin".
A']' we grum'Ie when we feed.
And had we but the poo'er o' speech
Weil  grum'Ie  wlitll  we're ileiel."
rily ���'' Ihe populathon are Strang! rs
iae ym anither an' there's nae medium ee' bringin'  them  ihegitlier  except
through the various ratepayers .*>--��� e-
ciashuns. While they're guid enough
in their wey they dinna gie men lhe
same chance o' discussin' a- gettin'
���hegilher   owre   some   healthy   recrea-
I hope the cooncil an' the Hoard o'
Trade '11 gel busy an see what can be
dune.    11 wild be money weel spent.
Yours  through  the heather,
I wunner if yae noticed in the papers
a week or Iwa back an item aboot a
salmon cannery doon the river aboot
Eburne. Efter talkin' about the cumin' season an' rcmarkin' that this wis
lhe big year the manager plav eel his
trump caird. The reporter went on
in giowin' terms tae tell his astonished readers that the manager wis
gaun tae dispense wi' a' his Chinks
this year an' lill their places wi' a
wheen braw Scotch lassies he wis
bringin' frae lhe land O1 heather. I
sinewed thc paragraph lae a wheen o'
my shopmates an' tae show yae the
breedin' o' they Canucks they as much
as inferred it wis because the lassies
were cheaper. Naw, naw, freens,
that's nei the reason al a', an' that
manager has a keen eye lac bizness.
He wunna gel the Sceetch lisher lassies tae we,rk feir sma' wages an' for-
bye 1 dinna think he has ony inten-
shuns that  wey.
We'll   sune   see   the   results.     Yae'll
no' buy that canned saumon for Mc a
tin. The faci o' ii bein' haundled wi'
! their bonny lingers shouhl mak it
worth al least a dollar a slice. I admire lhat cannery man lor his biz-
lies- acumen, as my auld Ireeii Scruty
wud say.
There's anither wey where it'll help
things iii Vancoover. There'll sune
l.e a demand for something mare than
an I'.ne'Iisli cm Iweeel suit, an' I wud-
ii.i be surprised tae see ihe kill Im -
comin' a' lhe rage this season. Vac
hear men talkin' an' critycisill the
weemen abool their hobble -kin- Inn
yaell I'm the men are jisl as daft tlictu-
sels whiles an' espechially if there
rinnin' efter wan ee' the hobblers
The II. C. Klecklrie- '11 benefit lac an'
they'll lill Iheir receipts een the Steveston line taltin' a big jump. Along "'
il bein famed for bein' Ihe prizc-
fechtln' ring feer Vancoover it'il acquire the reputashun o' haen the bonniest lassies in the Province. Some
mare  world's  champions,
e*    A    A
I saw a very sensible SUggestyin in
lhe "Chinee.ek" a week eer twa ago, It's
ne.' very often I can agree wi' Scru-
tatur bill for yince in a while I musl
commend him feer a brilliant idea, lie
suggested that lhe municipality shouhl
lay out a boolin' green in each ward
and thai no" wis the pre .per time tae
dae il afore 1 mini velues went <��� iiy
higher. I think the suggestyin michl
he taken up wi' lhe cooncil an' acted
upon. They'll never los ��� ony money
..n u for yince the sites are' bocht the
expense ceases an' they can e made
sell supportin. Besides in time tae
come when Sooth Vancoover oecomes
marc thickly settled they aye acl as
valuable air spaces,
The liccnsm autno.ities aye pil
their fit doon on any attempt tae
introduce a hotel an' they're a' in
ilk' reatrictin' line. The kirk gie them
a guid backit! up but they never pro-
pe.uivl ony scheme tendin' lac act as
an alternative tae drinkin'. It's a'
very weel lae say we hae parks for
fitba an' lacrosse an' thc likes but the
anlder men arc jist in muckle need o'
rccrcashun as the yening fellies an I'm
of the opeenyin that il" there wis
boolin' greens opened they'd act as a
deterrent tae a man rinnin' doon the
city. A man gets tired o' workin'
aboot his yaird a' the time an' besides
it maks for better citizenship when
men meet wi' wan anither in soshial
I think that's wan o' the reasons
for the lack o' interest in municee-
pal affairs in they pairts.    The majo-
The Spread of "Americanisms"
American slang, mystifying enough
io Americans themselves, unless they
happen to belong to the up-to-the-
minute class which devotes itself tu
thc task of "keeping wise," is a constant source uf interest to foreigners.
Recently the suggestion of an American theatre iii London led Robert VV.
..neihlon tee discuss the subject of the
American language in the Pall Mall
Gazette as  follows :
American opera has found a home
in London. Eugene Walter, author
��� ef ''The Easiest Way," it has been
rumored, contemplates forming one
of a company to establish an American playhouse among us. where the
real thing, played by American actors,
may find the success hitherto denied
to anglicized American drama.
If such a state of things comes tu
pass, then is it "tup to" Londoners te,
make acquaintance with lhe many
flowers of speech which in the States
bloom al! the year round.
Let us start off with "sure." An
American shoots this at you about
every third sentence. "Is Mr. Walts
in?" you ask the hall porter. He
will shift the chewing gum in his
capacious mouth and the answer you
get is "sure." He has never heard
of "yes, sir."
All ranks of society have a working
vocabulary of such phrases as "you
get me?" (for "vou understand?")
ami a sprinkling of this kind of thing
is supposed to lend v'vacity to an
otherwise  dull  conversation.
A useful, if overworked, adjective
and adverb is thc word "some." The
Xew Yorker, gazing seraphically up
at the Flatiron building, will murmur,
"some building, that." A good day
evokes "Senile weather, thai." A
good looking girl is -'some girl." If
an aviator breaks the record he is
"going some." "Some" conveys an
amount of appreciation beyond expression  in  words.
A dinner which includes lobster
ami champagne is thc "swell eats."
Johnny, discoursing of his girl, describes her as a "swell piece of
goods," or, tu be specific, "the goods."
If anyone "gets your goat" or
rouses your temper to such a pitch
that you leel you must have recourse
to violence, yem may blacken his
"lamps" (eyesI with your "mitts"
I i'isI- i, ,ir "wallop him in ihe puss,"
(face I, or "slave in iii- slats" (beal
in his ribs), and give him a "thick
ear." By combining all eif these you
may "put it all over him," a phrase
also applied to ihe complete discomfiture of an opponent in a political
light e.r a business deal.
Perhaps   you   may  be   regarded   as
crazy.      In    that    case,   you   will     be
ready   lor   Ihe   "bughouse"   (asylum).
J The word  "bug"  as  a  noun   signifies
a   mania.     An   an   collector   ha-   the
"collecting  bug"l   the   amateur   actor
I has the "acting bug"; the spring poet
has the "ink-sling bug."   If yeeu have
���an idosnycrasy, you are  "bug ' ,.ti thai
subject.    I ir you are "dippy," "daffy,"
"nutts," .it  a "rummy," or  you  have
"bats   in   your   belfry,"    "wheels     in
your skypiece," or are "loose in  your
Yeeu will be arrested by a "harness
bull" or "cop," or hy a "gumshoe
man" (private detective), taken lee
the "front iinee" (police headquarters), and  pill   in  the "c Icr"  (dark
cell), where yeuir passion will have
time lo shell iis heal. If a policeman finds your engaging in a light
sparring match eir blocking lhe "sib
walk." he will tell you to "beat It,"
and mui had belter move on sudden-
The N'ew \ orkcr who feels unwell
complains of being ''dopey" eer "on
the blink," or he is going to "croak "
Any drug or ilrink is "dope." or "hop-
field." Thc "Bowery Tough." reading the works of Parnassus P. Jinks,
minor poet, will remark, unfavorably.
"Gee whizz! Them inkslingers sure
gets away wit dc flowery dope."
where it is equal to our comprehensive "stuff."
The almighty dollar has many
equivalents. It is a "bean," "buck,"
"plunk," or "bone." A roll of bills is
a ''wad," hence the origin of "tightwad." one who holes tight to his
money Money is the "mazuma" ,,r
the "long green."
line' .if ".lie commonest words bean!
is "guv" A "wise guy" is a know.
ing fell ew. A "smooth guy" is a glib
talker. lhe "main guy." main
squeeze," "main gazebo." is the boss
or the chief personage in politics, a
novel, or a  play.
The various nations fused iu the
melting peel have their nicknames. An
Irishman is a "mick," an Italian a
"ginncy" or "wop"; a Mexican a
''greaser"; a Chinaman a "chink"; a
German a "hcinie." The Jew is a
"yid;" the negro a "smoke"; lhe yokel visiting town a "Rube" or "Hayseed."
A position to fill or task facile of
accomplishment is a "soft snap," and
the person interested is on "pure velvet." Anything sure coining to pass
is a "cinch" or "leadpipe." To disappoint anyone is to "hand him a
lemon." To make an appointment
with any one and fail to keep it is to
''stand him up."
The hard-up man puts his goods
in "hock"���in other words he "hocks"
or pawns them. If they are no good,
he will be told they are "junk" (rub-
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bish). It will not benefit him to "get
sore" (become annoyed), to call the
pawn-broker a "pie face," or to "soak
him good and hard" (hit him a good
thump). If he does he will be "in
bad" with the authorities. He had
better confine himself to saying "Ain't
it tierce?" ' Fierce" has much the
same vogue as the once popular "It's
a great big shame."
In conclusion let me recommend
the reader to get these phrases stowed away within his ''thinkery." Then
when he visits the American theatre'
he will have no need to hold up his'
right hand as he comes out, and solemnly pronounce this indntation,
perhaps the most popular of all
Americanisms, "Nothing doing'
Never again!" EIGHT
SATURDAY. MAY 3, 1913.
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Four first-class
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Ai the meeting of the- British Columbia Lacrosse Atoocia-tioot Monday, in \d' Westminster after a
somewhat stormy discussion as i"
whether Con Jones ind Lionel Vorke
wll.e  Weill   K.ISI  een   behalf of  lhe-   Van-
couver and Victoria clubs, were vest-
ed with authority tn acl f'er Westminster in ilie negotiations there, the
meeting settled down to i consideration ot whether a commission was
unanimously   desired,   and   it   finally
became  the Opinion  thai  it  weiuld  bc
iu the besi intireits of tbe national
game. The verbal arrangement fur a
lacrosse commission made by the
delegates  to tlie Kast. one member
each from the D. L. A. and the It
C. L. A., to meet in Winnipeg to
draw up rules for the government "I
the game afler appointing nnc tei act
as chairman was approved. The name
..f Mr. Isaac I'itblado. K.C.. of Winnipeg, is agreed upon as that of chairman of the meeting, and Mr. Harry
Cowan, of Vancouver, will attend the
meeting as the representative of the
1!.  C   L.  A.
* A      A
At the New Westminster meeting
of the Hritish Columbia La-rosse Association em Saturday Con Jones announced that the . orontos had released Buck Marshall to N'ew Westminster, and he expressed the hope
that other Eastern players would be
seen out this way. "Newsy" Lalonde.
according to the Vancouver magnate,
would be with the Terminal C'Jly
club again.
* *        e��e
England's polo team, which will
compete with the American team for
thc international polo cup on Long
Island in June, has been definitely
selected. Walter S. Buckmaster will
captain the invaders. The other
members of the team are Captain R.
G. Ritson, Captain Noel Edwards,
Captain Leslie St. George Cheape,
R M. Freake, Lord Wodehouse and
Captain  Lockett.
et     *     w
The schedule for the series between
Vancouver and New Westminster la-
cnesse teams, which practically mean
that   the   competition   will   be   again
Hamilton Bros.
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Lame and Interfering horses will
receive special care and attention.
All kinds of hand-made shoes, running shoes, running plates, toe
plates, etc.
All horses entrusted to me will re*
crive every care and attention.
571 Beatty Street
Experienced Ladies' & Gent's
Corner Fifty-sixth and Fraser
Ladies' or Gent's Suits, $25 up
to penalties; appointment e.f Canadian National Lacrosse Commission;
division "i districts freem which re-
, i int - are drawn; recognition of D.
I. \ and B, C. L. A. ai "major"
leagues; application <��� i baseball law
with regard to contract junipers and
hold-OUtS,  and   the   payment   e,f  elr.ill
money to clubs whose, ranks the pro.
fessionals draw freem.
* *    *
Hilly West, the well-known local
lacrosse defence player will again
bold down the coverpoint job with
the Vancouver lacrosse team this sca-
Meii. ami will have lhe task of looking
afler the elusive Len Turnbull. West
made a success of the positum last
season. Con Jones rounded him up
lasl week and Hilly attached bis signature to a contract. Sibby Nichol
also signed a contract and if he doe)
not catch a regular place on the team
will be carried as spare man. Sibby
is going tee make a battle for the centre position for which "Cyclone" Taylor will also have a try.
��� ��      A
According to advices from New
Westminster the Minto Cup holders
concede Vancouver's claim to Nick
Carter, but the further information is
advanced that Nick will remain out
of the game entirely this year in order tint he may qualify for the Royal
City  next  season
et        et        *
It is on the tapis that the Westminster chil) is just about prepared
to present Harry Hyland to the Tor-
ontos in return for. a clear title to
Buck Marshall, which would indicate
that the champions are ready to deal
with the proposal for a National Commission suggested by the Big Four.
That looks like a peaceful solution
to the threatened disturbance in la-
cross;   circles.
*    *    *
Victoria was enfele Saturday for
the opening of the Northwestern
League session. The first ball was
pitched by the  Hon.  Dr.  Young.
Vancouver's win of 6-3 was well
deserved. For three innings there
was no scoring, neither Schmutz nor
Smith granting more than one hit in
another phenomenon in line. A youngster named Northrup iireeke inlei pro-
i tiional ball iii the Western League
with ilu lie- Moines club lasl year,
anel   vou  alieein   half of lhe  games   be
twirled for that club during the' season, bui as he was a Native Son, the
youth wanted a change "f climate,
ami ihoughl that In- might perform
better in Strang, surroundings than
be would el" ai home, The Vancouver club was notified "i the > >emiK-
ster's intentions, and Brown immediately senl oui a contract with transportation lo lhe youth, and he lost
no time in reporting to the Vancouver club. He arrived in the city last
week. He will weirk out with the
resl eif the squad tenlay. Norllirup
stands over six feet, and appears to
be iu line condition. Brown expects
thai he will make good, although it
will take a inighly strong pitcher to
beal any of the twirlers now on the
payroll  out  eel" a job.
The Vancouver club has now eighteen players on the staff, and every
one is capable of catching a place on
most of the teams around (his part
of the country. The squad will be
reduced within the next few days hy
at least two members. Brown is
only allowed to carry sixteen players throughout the season, and lie is
two over  the  limit now.
et       et       ��
At a meeting held last week at the
V. A. C, a new baseball league was
formed that will be known as the
Vancouver Commercial baseball league. Thc league is composed of six
clubs, namely, the li. C. Telephone.
Western Canada Power Co., V. A.
C. Cedar Cove, National Biscuit Co.
and  North   Vancouver.
The officials were elected as follows : Hon. pres., Mr. Openlieiiuer;
pres., C. F. McCullough; vlce-pres.,
Mr. Jones; sec.-treas.,  Mr.  Stentrom.
The directorate was composed of
a delegate from each club. The entrance fee for each club will be $15.
et        *       *
According to the Victoria press,
unless the B. C. E. R. agrees upon
Nanaimo as a neutral field for the
play-off for the McBride Shield there
will be no game and Victoria Wests
will claim the championship. Vancouver submitted Coquitlam as a neutral ground, but Victoria insists that
(A true story compiled from the annals of Jurisprudence)
Between lhe- setting and the limine.'
��� ���I' a summer's sun the little agricultural village of V'ielby, in Denmark,
underwent    a    change���for   overflight
ii developed a sensation, Neils Bruns,
a farmhand employed by Boren Qvist
the pastor, and a man whom everybody knew, whose forbears hail been
known by the forbears e,f every one
within tell miles, had disappeared,
leaving no trace. Throughout the
day the clack of comment sounded
beneath the warm colored roofs, and
still the wonder grew. Gossip followed the matter through its successive phases of mystery, speculation,
suspicion, suspense and discovery���
for within two weeks the murder of
Neils Bruns had been  established.
In one of the most pretentious
houses of the kindly rural community dwelt Ericsen, the District Magistrate of Vielby, an able official, possessed of a keen analytical mind, a
native knowledge of his own countrymen, a strong sense of duty and considerable intuitive insight into the
ways of trespassers that had won him
distinction in such minor cases as
small thefts and breaches of the peace.
As the appointed agent of the Crown
in matters affecting the public peace
the investigation, as well as the magisterial disposition of crimes up to
actual trial, lay within his province.
Thus, the mysterious disappearance of Neils Brims soon fell under
the attention of Ericsen. He was the
more interested in this unexplained
gap in the membership of the parish
by reason of bis close friendship for
Soren Qvist, the clergyman, who had
been the last employer of the missing
Soren Qvist was generally beloved
by his parishoncrs for Ilis piety,
learning, hospitality, and upright living. He was a powerful man, of commanding presence, by a few too overbearing and prone to anger, but facile in holding the esteem of those
who knew his qualities. He was still
In the prime of manhood and success-
Salmon fishing at the mouth of the F       raser  River
the two mainland
24���Vancouver at Westmin-
31���Westminster at Vancou-
7���Vancouver at Wcstinin-
14���Westminster at Vancou-
21���Vancouver al Wcstmin-
��� vs Vancou-
at     Vancou-
Fairmont Pool Room
19th Avenue and Main St.
Cigars, Tobacco,  Cigarettes,  Candies
and Soft Drinks
D. D. DENMAN, Proprietor
Herb Ralph, the former captain of
the Ottawa Club, says no lacrosse
player is worth more than $50 a week,
and that salaries arc too high. Here
is some advice Ralph hands out to
stir  up  more  lacrosse  interest :
"Get the youngsters interested.
Give them lacrosse sticks for school
"Allow every boy carrying a stick
and able to show that he is a member of some team into games free.
"Donate trophies for the different
"Restore the .old club idea.
"Pay no player more than $50 a
week at  the outside."
Hollows :
i sler.
J une
June   28���Wcstniinste
ver ai Victoria,
July   1���Westminster
July 5���Westminster at Vancouver.
July 12���Vancouver at Westminster.
July 19���Westminster at Vancouver.
August 2���Westminster vs Vancouver at Victoria.
August 9���Westminster at Vancouver.
August 16���Westminster at Vancouver.
August 23���Vancouver at Westminster.
September 1���Vancouver vs Westminster at Victoria.
This' schedule includes the games
at Victoria between the two 'mainland clubs in accordance with the
agreement entered into at lhe meeting last month. Con Jones at lhat
time agreed to purchase three of
Westminster's home gates for $5,000,
providing they were played at Victoria. This was agreed lo by the cup
holders, and were included in the
schedule  accordingly.
A      A      S.
Con Jones has in mind the following pet schemes which he would fain
see in operation in the lacrosse
world according to the "British Columbian" : Restriction to each club to
about fourteen players; uniform scale
of salaries;  uniform playing rules as
a period Then the Beavers' heavy
hilling proclivity���the factor that won
the game���revealed itself in its
"greatest strength. In the fourth the
visiteers hit the ball hard on the nose
live times in all, and when the smoke
cleared away the Bees found themselves three runs to the bad. One
walk helped making of these three
runs. The Bees were now confronted with an uphill task and considering that Schmutz had his spitball
working to perfection and absolute
control the grade which they must
tread was awfully steep. They worked hard, and exceedingly well under
the circumstances, starting the fourth
themselves with three hits in a row
that gave them one earned run, but
the undertaking became hopeless
when Smith failed to tighten up, and
the invaders continued to hit him
bard. Outside of the one in the
fourth Victoria did not gel an carn-
eel run, errors em lhe part of the Vancouver infield assisting them to their
either  two counts.
Some hard luck was encountered
by the home team in lhe fifth. With
two down, Kippert came to bat and
bit a foul into left field. Felts made
a long run and a grand catch, hut
Umpire Casey could not call the batter out because, owing to the density of the creiwd back of third base,
be bad not seen the batch. The next
ball pitched Kippert boosted over
lhe fence. Another home run was
scored by Vancouver in the eighth
when, with Frisk on second, Walsh
lifted the sphere out of the lot. These
two homers completed Vancouver's
*    *    *
Vancouver has now a pitching
staff which looks like the one best
bet in the league at present, with Hall,
Schmutz, Ingersoll, Decaniere, Mc-
Crcery, Dawson and Briuker on the
payroll, and  now   R.   P.   Brown   has
il will be Nanaimo or nowhere. The
matter being left to the trustees of
the shield, Ihey decided that Vancouver itself was a fair spot for the
scene of the battle and have so ordered. The championship of the
province and possession of the shield
will go lei the B. C. E. R. in the event
of the non-appearance of the Victoria eleven.
et        .(���        *
A good deal of ill-feeling has arisen
between Toronto and Montreal over
the results handed out in the Canadian Amateur Boxing Championship
held in Toronto last week. Not a
championship lcit Toronto and the
fact that the decisions in several of
the linal bouts in which Montrcalers
participated were hissed and hooted
by the creewd has kept the Eastern
press in  an  uproar all week.
The latest development today is a |
challenge from the Riverside Club,
of Toronto, whose members won no
less than five titles, to the Montreal
clubs, staling that the Toronto title
holders will come lo Montreal and
box their rivals before any club in
Ihis city, and before any judges.
.Meantime the A. A. U. of. Canada
threaten to take the matter of the
size of the ring up. as on actual
measurement the ring in which the
bouts were held was only 14yi feet
instead of the 16 called for. It is
more than possible that the 1913
champions may lose their titles if thc
A, A. U. of Canada decides that
things were not run according to
*      A      A
Declaration that Ty. Cobb, the
holdout Tiger batsman, would be offered a three-year contract at an an-
tial salary of $15,000 to manage the
Clevelantl club of the Federal League
was made here last Friday ny M. F.
Bramley. of Cleveland, a stockholder
in  the  outlaw  organization.
fully conducted a large farm, the
product! of which added, to his tithes,
brought him to a prosperous way of
life. His housekeeper was bis daughter, a handsome girl of marriageable
age, who efficiently ruled the parsonage and the lands of her father,
long a widower. Qvist bore a particular reputation for honesty, and one
of his characteristics often had been
made the subject for humorous remark among his neighbors. It was
said of him that in the heat of dispute he could see so justice upon his
opponent's side, but that when his
passion cooled he could see no justice upon his own.
Ericsen hastened to the parsonage
on gathering the first few fragments
of the news. At the door he met Soren Qvist and was surprised to find
him painfully agitated. The clergyman could tell him little of the matter, but, to the further surprise of
the magistrate, straightway took a
most serious view of the disappearance. Ericsen instinctively made
light of lhe case while he talked. The
man had been merrymaking, belike,
and would return as soon as he was
able to hold his legs. But the pastor
waved the suggestion aside and said
he feared a darker outcome.    He had
himself instituted an impi-.ry. be declared, bin Neils had vanished of an
aflernie.eii, anil no person in the place
had been in his company ur had seen
him go.
"And who was lhe last lei sec him?"
asked Kriescn, in a voice uncons- '
ciously sharp as his incisive brain began l.e grapple with the problem.
Qvist did not answer, and the magistrate, looking al. him quickly, saw
that  his  face  had gone  white.
"I think���lhat no one saw him after
he parted from me," was the unready
Ericsen left the- parsonage with
troubled mind. He dared not admit
to himself the suggestion that had
flashed across him at the words of
Soren Qvist. Affection, the lifelong
habit of thought regarding the clergyman; Qvist's sacred calling, a dozen
obstacles held back the train of inference. But He was undeniably
shocked that his friend should be,
thus unmanned by circumstances that
could surely not touch him closely.
But might it not touch him? was the
steady, inward question of his other
self���his   crime   detecting  self.
Receptive to the suggestion of village talk, the Magistrate soon observed that the breath of rumor began to blow evilly about the name
of Soren Qvist. He protested against
certain hints dropped in his hearing to the effect that the pastor perhaps knew more of the mystery than
he would like to tell. Ericsen resisted this insinuation through high
regard for a man whose lifelong intimate he had been and whom he believed to be incapable of harm. But
with the rousing of (he latent detective sense and the persislent repetition of remarks bearing upon the
clergyman he was forced to change
his  ground.
He was brought the sooner to a
more open attitude by the earnest representations of Morten Bruns, a
wealthy brother of the missing Neils.
This Morten was a cattle farmer of
Ingcerstrup, a village lying a few
miles from Vielby, and was reputed a
vain, unscrupulous man, who was
used to having his own way in affairs.
He had put his own construction upon the disappearance of his brother.
At length Ericsen, driven back from
the prejudice of friendship to his
usual calm and judicial stand in all
things, saw that in fairness he must
follow the indications of the case,
though confident that examination of
the pastor's acts would only serve to
turn the inquiry away iu a likelier
Larsen, a cottager, furnished the
lirst course of the foundation of the
case. He said that on the night of
the day following that upon which
Neils had disappeared he was wending his way homeward from Tol-
strup at a late hour. Passing along a
footpath that led by the south side
of the pastor's garden he heard a
sound as of some one digging. This
aroused his curiosity, and visions of
hidden gold occurring, he took off
his wooden shoes and climbed the
high hedge, parting the hazel bushes
on the side to allow him a view of
the premises. It was clear moonlight. In the open space he plainly
saw lhe figure of Soren Qvist, engaged in pounding and smoothing
down the soil with a spade, A rustling in the bushes caused the pastor
to look around to the place where
Larscn was concealed, and the observer took himself off hastily. Asked
how hc knew this figure for the
clergyman, hc said lhat he could not
fail to recognize him by lhe long
green dressing gown and white nightcap hc wore.
Accompanied by thc witness and
Morten Bruns, Ericsen visited Soren
Qvist and explained that as a matter
of formality it was necessary lo sift
this disposition for possible truth.
The Magistrate closely watched the
face of his old friend in makin" the
announcement, but cnuld detect therein no trace of guilt. Qvist readily assented, helped the men to dig and
ordered his servants lo lend their aid
while he discussed with Ericsen the
futile search he had instituted privately at his own expense for Neils
During the excavation Morten turned suddenly on the clergyman and accused him flatly of having murdered
his brother, intimating that the proof
would be found in this very garden.
Qvist flushed hotly, but restrained his
temper with an effort, made no answer and continued to assist the Magistrate with every courtesy.
Afler a pit had been dug to some
depth it became evident that nothing had been interred in that part
of the garden. The Magistrate commented upon this fact with no little
relief,, while Qvist remarked to Morten  Bruns :
"Slanderer, what have you gained
for your pains?"
But Morten was insistent, though
crestfallen, and made Larscn point
out another spot as perhaps thc one
where be had seen the pastor by
moonlight. The soil was again thrown
aside, and after some moments a
shout from one of the workers
brought the others about him. Morten, aquiver with excitement, threw
himself into the trench and dug out
I Continued  eui   I'age   10)
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Uncle   Mose   was   an   old   Virgii ilci.unsel's   plan,  and  as  thi
darky,  and  had  four  sons     He  �� wenl  on without a hinl  ol
known al .1 good financier among 1 tin  utgro v
acquaintances, and never let slip a ���   Jmnpii                        lie yelled to thc
opportunity to make money,    At 1 con 1
election time he visited the local hei ��� :'    ; a ity.  yo   honah,   t'i   guilty I
quarters eii both Demucratic ami I' De  |i
publican  parties anel  madi   il  kno me   ������ 1. I fo
ihai In- could ''deliver" his five Line fool   la\
votes  if he was  shown  .1  considei me, i'
tion.   Tlu- day after the election Un
Mose  told of his deals. The
"Yaas,   \li leelel  them  Denunycrai squad
they all could have all our votes ai
e r   doan   stop,   di . .
ima   .
they   te,lc   me  all   right,  tlicy   would  uni   1 iception,
give  SO  cents  apiece   ie.r   'em.    .'-.      'ell       1   marl
told  'em  that   was  a  fair  price, and      The exception .11
Ah   c'lected   the   money.     1'licn   Ah  the    ve 1 umlrui yai 1 shot, an .
went ie, them Kepublicana an' they .     the major tried liim at  two  li.;
yai ���. . I lie I irge .
Both   the   lieine   ��� d-yard    a	
li/ty-yard wi re   tried,   b
n    1111      mielie failed   to   connect
.saiel a ele,Hah apiece wa.- all righ
an' Aii got the money, Then mal
song and me went an' voted."
"ill course, Uncle Mose, yem am
your M.ns voted the Republican tick
et   because   the     Republicans    wei
with th 1      . rh tii
The major becami exasperated, and,
more generous," the triend who heard in thundering  ^ones, ded  1I1
the "lei darky s story, remarked. recruil :
"Xei,   sali,  me,  sah:'  the  e,hl  man      "Attinshun!     J ���" i -.   bayo
replied.   "We voted for the Demon the target; it's ilu lasl cli
crats.    We figgah'd f'om iheir dealn
with   us   thai   the   Demmycrats   �� is
the   least   corrupt,   sah,   so   we   vol
that   ticket."
*       *       A
Tramp : "I just dropped in to uf-
fer my new cure for indigestion and
kindred ailments, mum,   it may prove
+   *   *
���'John,  how  much  money  have  we
in  the bank :
"\\ e:    1   hai er a few  hundr   I  ���'. il
lars,   .Maria.      A hy?
"Nothing, only  1  ju I  g it a letter
today   troni   the   lawyer   .. h ���
1 ureal blessing to your family, mini, 1 up   my   lathers   estai        t'here     was
and   1   charge   nothing   for   the   prescription,"
J louse-keeper : "Well, 1 must say
that's reasonable enough. What S
the  cure.-"
Tramp : "Live on plain food and
give your rich and indigestible dishes
lee the poor.    I'm the poor, mum."
more property than anybody anticipated :     a gi 1 d deal more.
"Thai's luiil How much do we
gci out of it, Mai ia?
"We? 1 get a lew thousand dollars,  John.     l\ hy;'
A  nice  present  for  his  son's  birthday  was   il.e:  customci s   quest  as  he
The man rushed excitedly into the stepped into a book-shop.
smoking  compartment. j    "what  sent  oi  bonk    woulil    yuu
"A lady has fainted in the next car.'like?" asked  thc  obliging assistant.
riage? nas anybody got any whisky?"     "Something winch would be useful
he asked. ami   instructive,'    saiel   the   customer,
Instantly half a dozen  flasks were forgetting that he tnmselt had always
ihriist   out   lee  him     Taking the near-; hated siien books when he was a b'jy.
est one, he turned the bottle up and
took a big drink; then, handing lhe
Hask ->ack, said :
"Think youi ii always did maki
me ill tu see a lady faint."
*       *       ele
The ex-summer girl was talking to
the ex-college man.
"And what arc you geeing to do,
now that you have completed your
education?'   she asked.
���'Oh, 1 think I'll live on nly income," he answered, airily.
"1 am disappointed in you. Live
on your income, indeed!    Why don'l
"Well, here is just the thing���'bell
I telp,' "   sanl   ine   assistant.
���' Self-Help'I" retorted the proud
father. "Why, 'Tom doesn't need
teaching anything about  that.      lull
should see him at dinner-time!"
*   *   *
An aged merchant was very ill and
sent for the family lawyer.     1 wish,
began the sick man, as thc attorney
stood by  bis bedside eager to  caicn
every   word.
"\ es?" answered the lawyer, hastily
All my property to go to my eldest
you do sonic great deed to show the'daughter.    J  wish lu uie  firm 111  the
world  how clever you are?"                 knowledge   that   the  property is   as-
"My  dear young  woman, if  I  sue-! sured   to   her."   continued   the mer-
ceed 111 living on my income i: will be  chant, with excitement.
"Oi course- oi course!" fussed the
"Would it be asking too much,"
hesitatingly asked the dying man. "tee
the cleverest deed any man ever accomplished."
et       *       *
Aii  Irishman, with one side of his
face  badly  swollen,  stepped  into  Dr.' suggest that you should many  her?"
tlurtcm's   office  and   inquired   if   the',
dentist was in, A strapping German, with big beads
"1 am the dentist," said thc doctor,  of  perspiration   streaming   di wn   his
"Well, then, I want to know if you (face,  was  darting in  and  out  an
can  tell mc what's  the  matter  with the aisles of a department -lore.   His
this tooth." j excited  actions   attracted   tin    atten-
The doctor examined the offending I tion of all the salespeople, and they
molar and explained: "The nerve is 1 hardly knew what to make oi it. A
dead;   that's   what's  lhe  matter." hustling  young  man  of  the  clothing
"Then, be the powers,"  the  Irish-1department   walked  up  anel    3
man exclaimed, "the other teeth must I "Are  you   looking   for  something in
De holding a wake over it.
*        ef       *
"My mother's awful generous,"
said the New Boy. "She knows I
hate to take my cod  liver oil, so shi
itnen's clothing?" "No," In r< red
"not men's clothing; vimmin's clothing.    1 cant find my wife I"
*       :ie       *
'Now, sir," asked the lawyer, "can
The  witness hesitated.
"Well,   sir,   can't  you  answer?"
"I   was  just  wond ril
gives me a nickel every lime I take you giv< me the true facts in this
it." ''How often do you take it?
queried the Other Hoy. "'Three times
a day." "Gee!" sighed the other in
hopeless envy at such wealth. "Fifteen cents a day!    How do you everlwitness   "whether o_r 1101  a  tn
spend  it all?"    "I  don't.    She takes argues  thc   existence  oi    an    untrue
care of it for mc.    And  when there fact;  and,  iee carry  tl     idea a   little
are-   enough   nickels   He   make   a   dol- farther,   whal   might   be
lar she���"    "llamls  it over  to you?" shadi    of   differeni
"No.    She  buys  me.   another    one- fact and an untrue fai ir,   in
dollar bottle of ceeel liver oil." the  other  hand,  11  the
*   *   * distim lion   betw een  a
They   were    spinning    along    the and a  true      Isehood.   I 1
broad   highway,   which   was    lumpy; apprehend, anale
but  by-and-bye  they  came  lee  a  sec
lie ni   thai   was   well  oiled,   the  joy  of
all autoists,
"Well," remarked lhe sensitive person in ihe rear seal, "ihey may say
what they please about the perfection
of the ancient Roman road, but I
am  here  Io  testify  that  they  arc  not
in  ii   witli  the    roads    of    modern
* *        ef
A Sheffield merchant, whose
daughter had married a man with
whom it was proved she could not
get on very well, was much surprised
some weeks later to see the young
lady return home again with all hcr
The old man listened very attentively to her story, and ihen went to
his desk and wrote a note to his son-
in-law, which hc gave to his daughter, assuring her that her husband
would  receive  hcr kindly after  this.
The pair on reading the letter,
found in it the following notice :
"Dear Sir,���Goods that have been
selected of one's own free will at my
establishment arc nol taken back
The young people laughed and
were  reconciled.
* *    *
"Papa," said young Willie, "will
you give me a dime to buy a toy
"No, Willie," said his father.
"You're monkey enough to have in
one  house."
"All right, then, pap, give me a
nickel to buy the monkey some peanuts!"
Anil  the  monkey  got  it!
ef       *       *
A young lawyer had been appointed
by the court to defend a man charged
with larceny. In his argument to the
jury he pleaded for tbe acquittal of
his client. He told of his innocent
toy hood days, of good character, of
Ins father, mother, and brothers. In
short, he launched forth into a family
The prisoner, an old darky, had listened w lh growing uneasiness to his
than  dissimilitude,     1 ie 1111
of a stai: ling   1 ntrasl maj e nabli
mind  to grasp the salii nt
"You can take the ��itm - s," gasp-
eel the lawyer, waving his hand tceb-
ly at the attorney foi  the other side
IK       A
"Hallo, Pat! Wh..i do you want."
his master asked, as the Irishman entered the office,
"Plaze, yer honor, and cud ye gi'
me a week's vacashun an' a five-
pound  note?"
"What for, Pat?"
"Well, stir, lo tell yc th' truth, I'm
goin' em mc hone] moon "
"Honeymoon, Patl I'm you're not
married I"
���'No. yer honor; bui. bedad, it's
that same Til be in a fortnight, an'
I'm thinkin' it'll bc chayper to go on
mc honeymoon at wanst, fur. \. see,
there's only wan of us t<��� pay for
now; hut afther Tin marril there'll
be  two���bail  luck  to  it!"
er.       ef       A
She hail jusl settled down in (Inmost comfortable chair ihey possess-
ed. to enjoy ihe latest novel, ib
knew how comfortable that chair was
because he had bought 11 himself, for
'A 011 are very comfortable wifey
"Yes, love "
"Thc cushions are  easy  ami soft?"
"Yes,   darling."
'*Yeeu   don't   feci   any   jolts-"
"Xo, sweetest."
"Ami there is no draught on my
"Xo,   my   ownest   own."
"Then   change  seals  with  inc."
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A Scottish tourist walking the
streets of Paris, sonic distance from
his hotel, found he had taken a
wrong- turning, and. l<-e make things
worse, he could not, through ignorance of the language, ask the way.
Then a happy thought struck him. By
dint of signs hc concluded a bargain
with a fruit hawker for a basketful
of  gooseberries,  and  then,    to    thc
dj. went a
.I'v.    think       n
1 '.:���-���:     thai
*       A
: ;
I  HO   :
.11.in  pay
bath  man
.   re,"  - lid  he  finally.    "I'I!
. --I!  \, ii.ii   i II  do.    Ti1
That  will 1
1 .:n   tin-  bill- I
A   :
ti ip through tl 0 find
that   a     n r   of   his.   :.
,11:11:   noti -1   for   his   perfee t pati
had  keen  having a siei
Upon 11 diatc-
1        -mt   thc   nci con-
dole wnii him.
"Wi li. John,"  he   11 i'i.    afti r    the
n   exchanged,    "I
h       ;. 1 u  lost  all    of    your    timber
.  h the fori st fires."
I ;-, 1'ii::: man nodded.
"Ami   they   say   that   the   river   cut
iff your best bottom land; th
all   j'd  "1  cholera;  that your
dn n hail been sick, ami
lhat   they   have   now   foreclosed   the
norl -ii   yeeur   other   plae
.!'���: 11   n  .iel'-il   again.    'A 1 -.   it's  ail.
true,"  he  said,  looking about  him  at
w hai   had  < ine e  bi en   hitf p
farm,   ''all   true-.     Why.   sometimes   1
gel aim- -1  eii--' mraged."
1 luce there was a switchman named
lie   was   a   care-free   fellow
and lie loved  his  v.
tine night a bridge  was swe pi away
ami Gasej  knew  that a heavy passenger Irani would si - m  be 1 oming.    He
grabbed   his   lantern,   ran   down   the
track,   signalled   ihe   onrushing   tram,
and brought it iee a sti p, but he losl
life in  the eii:-::.    Tin- pas
1" iured     oul.       'They     were
iful   i'i-   whal   Casey   had   el n,
:ml  they   v anti d   to   -.1 iw   their  ap-
| preciation in sunn   �� aj
' 1- !j had ii" r< latives, and
liny decided to get a life .-i/c oil
ting eii the hero and hang it iu
ilk- Railway Y. i\i C. V at Centralia.
When ilu- picture came ii showed
him in iiis vorkii
iiis lantern,    T i'e-  ci unmil I
��� was w ell di ne, but befor      .   y ac-
'I ' ��� -11 I e . i   to
pal   looked   al   ihe   |,
He   surveyed   1;   from   the
And   then,   11 ��� ���':.   lie
hed 1 sey's.
"I 1 n't do that," shouted tin
'il   isn't   dry."
i '-. sey's 1      d .-'.\  back,
look oi - ti| ���   in  -    gust, he 1
ii  il      i'i dry, it ain't Casi
A      A
It vvas in  Li and
id oi
��� as   labelled
ai iln b
b e c om 1 I on' I
"Th 'il'
tin       hot
I   i ithoul
any  help; all alone  mj
is!"  exclaimed  her  hi
enthusiastically, looking it over criti-
meanwhile.    "And   as   I  ng
.: is th 1       st, my dear, don't you
think   that,   instead   ol   cutting   v..   it
would   be   nice   lo   keep   il   fo
venir?    How  would  il  do  to  have  if
*      St      A
Swell '"Yes, sir, 1 make all my
money by lhe sweating system���by
making the other fellows do the
n e while  I   rake  iu the coin."
Friend : "I should be ashamiei to
acknowledge   il   if   1   were   you."
T'i gel doors cheap. Make
' ","1111;.: -   i" suit  ihese
doors and   a1 e money. A few
odd sizes: like - i"t. by 6 ft.
8 inches, and 2 ft. by 6 ft.
lies. Regular price $2.40.
While They Last $1.25
or we will give one free with
vcrv $20 order.
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
20th Avenue
Jhone :   Fair.  1659
Phone : Frater 34 - 46th Ave. and Fraser
DOWN       TOWN        PARLORS -.
Phone :   Sey.  340,   Day  or  Night
Telephone Fairmont 718
McKean, Holt & Co.
Paperhangers and
42<6  FRASER  ST..        Vancouver
Estimates  Free
Swell :    "V> hy, tl ere's m
the  proprietor  ol    a
harm in
1 lu
ll was in a city restaurant. A gen-
il.inan called for iiis check, but when
ii was presented in liim lie found ili.it
lie hail been over-charged one quarter.
"How is this"-" lu- demanded, and
ill.- pretty waitress a sharp
But tin- laely was glib, and retorted : "Well, yem see. sir. it was this
way���the cashier bet me a dime you
wouldn't spot it."
" \h! Is lhat su?" The gentleman's
voice was most ungallantly skeptical,
but he ge>t into bis overcoat in leisurely fashion, anil then sat down
again and wrote something with a
leael pencil on the back of tbe check.
This lie folded, anil handed to the
pretty waitress, saying : "There, my
dear, just run along, and show lhat
tu the cashier, I am sure he will be
The girl did as she was told, tint,
to their mutual horror, these are the
Phrenology and Palmistry
(Formerly ol  Montreal)
805   Granville   Street,   Corner   Robson
Hours:   10 a.m.  lo 9 p.m.
.. ills that sly easiiier and waitress
read e.n the baek of the doubled
'ii ek : "I l-i I yem both a deellar I
ve mt b.- lure when  you come back!"
A     A   '*
"Sei yem have determined to sue
be for breach i if di omise?"
"H iib  damages?"
"i if course."
"Will, say, I've got just <uto favor
te ask e.f you. Don't sue me f.er less
than $11)0,000. I haven't got a dollar
in I'm- weirld that I can call my own
and it might help my credit."
Wedding at Central Park
The wedding of Miss Mima D.
Pearson, daughter of Mr. James
Pearson of Carluke. Lanarkshire,
Scotland, to Mr. Archibald Robert-
-"ii. of Douglas, Lanarkshire, took
place last Friday at ihe residence nf
Mrs. Lewis, sister of the bridegroom.
Park Avenue. Central Park. Thc
ceremony was conducted \ry Rev. G.
C. F. Pringle, paslor of Knox Presbyterian church.
The brijc was prettily gowned in
a bridal costume of while satin. Sev
eral friends of the bride and bridegroom attended the ceremony, which
nas followed by a reception. The
honeymoon is being spent in Chilliwack and on their return Mr. and
Mrs. Knhcrtson will reside in Central Park. SIX
Economy in  Dress
Il is impossible tee Mt any sum as
that upon which a woman slinuld be
abb-   tei  appear   ��i-11-elre-seil,   bccaUII
no two women are placed in exactly
the same circumstances.   The woman
in business, the- woman in a profei
lion, the woman in society, the woman in philanthropy and the woman
at lueine each hai her ipecial needs
in the way eef clothe!, and the combinations of businesi, profession, society,
philanthropy and home life possible
in one woman's career are innumerable, as are alio the irarietiel in women's dress requirements. But to
every woman who musl constantly
appear among others  wine have miic.il
more money to ipend economy is nec-
enary, "Perfect liuiess" musl ih- ber
shibboleth would she accomplish by
her own taste and judgment what the
high-priced couturier dues for the woman of larger means.
"What io eliminate?'" is the first
question iii planning the year's wardrobe, and she musl not fall into lhe
error of accounting lhe little things
unessential to charm in dreil. The
real unesseiitials are usually the haphazard purchases made in a moment
of enthusiasm for sonic special costume without regard to their general
utility���the blue slippers, feir instance
that are perfect with the blue gown
but impossible with the yellow, when
a pair of bronze ones would have
been suitable with either.
The semi-made-up robes and tunics, like that shown above, are a
great boon to the woman who wants
to make over or freshen up an old
gown, or even, at small expense, to
concoct an entirely new one. Scarves
may often be turned to account in
the same way, the ends being used
apron-wise, back and front, and I lie-
centre cut so that one side goes over
each shoulder. A scarf of amethyst
chiffon heavily beaded and fringed
with cut steel beads was used very
effectively in this way al practically
thc sole trimming on a frock of amethyst .charmeusc.
One of the most convenient of
fashions is that of the separate waist.
It lends itself to so many uses and
so many degrees of elaboration. At
the present moment the blouse that
contrasts sharply with the skirt is
once more in favor. Many people,
winter and summer. wear the
lingerie waist, but from no point of
view does this seem an economical
investment. When worn under a
coat, and in winter, with the dust, the
soot and the crock from furs Ihey
are soiled almost by the time one is
out of the front door. They cost as
mjich as simple, dark silk waists,
which, if well made, give an air that
thc most elaborate of lingerie blouses
will never impart to a heavy cloth
suit. The days when thrift was supposed to clothe itself in calico or in
any other wash material have passed
ll'to limbo with the high prices of
silks and the low price of laundry.
Now no person, but the man novelist,
looks upon the fresh laundered blouse
as an indication of economy, The
real saving is iu the shirtwaist of silk
or  satin.
Queen Mary Wears Narrow Skirt
Even queens with a reputation for
a firm will must bow to the dictate!
of fashion. Queen Mary has at last
succumbed tee the narrow skin,
though she held out for a hmg lime
and refused to admit it to ber wardrobe.
Her choice now ii neit of the
"hobble" variety, but of the approved
two-width style. Queen Alexandra
still sticks to full widths anil all ber
recent dresses have been maele- under
instructions not to depart from the
older model.
The Koyal Princesses, too, are conservative as to changing their garb,
ami declared within a year ago thai
they wouhl never accept the fashion-
able skin. Yet, today, headed by
Prii" esi Alexander of Teck and Prin
eel Victoria, ihey are arrayed like
thc rest of femininity and quite content with their conversion,
in win ni we e-an confide discouragement! and aspirations alike    The uu-
happinesi n   thei int- e dreamt and
ilu aipirationi into in ei i and quiet
confidence. Unlike some friends, it
never tells, nor does ii counsel except a- it spreads an alinoii tangible
influence which says | "lie happy
now." Then, watching iti tender
glow, we yield, sink into the deep
chair and forget the tinges of envy
and regret and the other strains of
unpleasantness thai havi- persisted in
following us. The mind * rusticates
in pleasant pastures and the sadness
is iweetened into enjoyment that has
just a sigh tangled in ii lomewhcre,
li ai , lieew. .iu-l why i' is we do mit
itop to consider.
It ii bar.! to leave thai fire; sleep
sends i in no such enchanting allurements. Sleep is utilitarian and matter fi fact, and says : "Vou cannot
de. without me; yeeu will not be abb
t.i work tpmorrow." We turn out
the lights ready i" obey, bul the
charm  of the  lire eeiily    becomes    a
hundredfold greater.
* *   *
Never were the water and boati in
that Dutch scene in such a gracious
light; the crimson carpet reflects back
a  new  softness and    warmth;    that
chair   with   the   reel   leather   cushions
-.ii well dinted���we can almost se-.
lomebody . . . somebody we hue,
sitting there. The cane-bottomed
chair eef Tliiaikeray's did not awaken
In ner memories ami emotion! than
this iii light and shadow,
Wc slir ilii coals in'o a new sputter and ilaim ami comclously note
iln- effect on the walls, the irregular
llickering on lhe ceiling, the absence
of corners, the melting of outlines into shadow, the cozinen of the drawn
Use of Casserole
Before using casserole for lhe lirst
time it sh.euld be- tempered by covering with cold waler. which is ihen allowed le) come to Ilie boiling point,
afler which it is removed from the
lire- and the casserole lefl in it Until
it becomes cold.
L'ndcr r,, circumstance! let the casserole stand on the stove withoul
water (er fat in ii.
.Avoid sudden changes of temperature, such as taking the caserole from
a hoi sleeve and placing iu cold water
or  in  a  wel   sink.
Only moderate heat is required for
casserole cookery, so, if the casserole
is placed in the oven at lhe same time
wilh something which requires intense heal, stand the former in a pan
of water.
If   the   cover   of   lhe   casserole   Ills
badly, allowing steam to escape too
freely, spread a strip of cloth wilh
flou,   and   water   paste   and   press   it
iiv< lb joining of cover and casserole before put ting iu the oven. This
can easily be pulled off before scrv-
Albew twice lhe length of time for
e.i. eking in ,i casserole that would be
required in tin  ordinary way.
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Signet Rings
Signet rings arc mentioned iii the
Bible, and we find the riim m ttiosi
days to have been a sign of honor as
i' is with us. During the war a lover
���..:.!    wished   I'i   specially   honor     his
Ibrii'e sent tin- gold money to the
goldsmith  wilh   which  to  fashion  the
[wedding ring, for in those days the
heavier and broader the band lhe belter, and Ilie girls used t<�� measure the
width   and   ''heft"   the   circles   le,   see
whose was iin- broadi si ami heavieil
land thereby establish a seecia! stand-
it g titiieni eachable.
Now lb ��� hnde asks feer a very uar-
'row   rounded   circle   wiih  which    to
pledge her mo's. one that  will be as
i p. I' ;: i    vc  as   possible   and   not   iu-
|terfcrc with ihe wearing of hcr othei
much-bejewelled rings, some ol which
are- alnieesl a- lug ai sixpence! and as
Bl    Well,  as   long  a-   tlie'   lingers
n lil. Il    111   y   .ill. ��� 1 11
on.- which the meat is being cook-
eel.     Thii   keeps   the   air   moist   and
prevent! iln- dripping from burning.
Tin- o\ en shi >uld be- made very Imt
fm-  tin   firsl   i-ii   or  fifteen  minutei,
..ml then reduced.
I-le qUCIl I    lia-lillg-    -llolllll   III'   given
and   the   meal   turned   io  that   both
siele-i  ihould be  properly  browned.
A   lea-| mill   of   baking   loda   and
a  tablesi iiiul  e,i   sugar  ihould  be
dissolved ill half a l.-aeupliil i.i vinegar and poured over the meal before
it is placed in  thc oven. Thii makes
lhe meal tender ami u gives a delicious  flaVOr   tee   the    gl'avy.
Recipe  for  Pressed  Chicken
Scald tin- feet eii a young chicken,
remove Ilk- skin and clean them carefully, i lace them in iln- bottom of
a ilew-pan with the wings, neck, back
and giblets, add a pint oi boiling wale.- and Melt, cook unlil Ilu- meal will
drop from ihe be>ncs; replenish with
water, if necessary, but conk ddwn
lee abeiui one-half cupful "f liquor,
when the meal is done. Remove the
-kin ami gristle and chop while be.I;
add liepieer, have bard-boiled egg ready
ami. aller rinsing a large- cup or tumbler viib cold water, place a part of the
chii ken mixture in the bottom, then
place tile egg. whole, ill the centre,
pushing it down lo the bottom of the
cup; place more of lhe mixture
around sides, having il conic up just
tr- cover slightly the lop of the egg-
press it firmly, and when cold il can
be removed and cm.
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Fashion Trifles
Black tulle flower! wired al the
edges and outlined with rliinesloncs
furnish a sort eif focul for light-col.
end evening gowns, giving lone and
ch&racter. The stamens and pistil
air made of silver, and the skins
wound  with  black  satin.
Jet girdles, buckles and buttons of
flat heads arc used on many of the
lingerie  frocks.
Jlalpins of while, cream and grey
pear show a circlet of rhincstones at
the  bate  of  the   round   or  oval head.
The Grate Fire
There is one joy freun which moil
of ii- are loath lo part ..-veil leer the
sake e,f summer : lhat is the grate
fire. Nothing can quit! take its place-
in daily life.    It is like a  dear  friend.
How to Use a Gas Oven
Tin- min niii-i be carefullj cleaned "in before iln- joint, or vegetablei
are- pin in, for the smallest icrap eef
biirncel fai .ni either shelf or door
will completely spoil the taste "i
anything which is being cooked.
A tin containing cold water should
be  placed  mi  the  shelf  beneath  the
Chick Food That Feeds
All chick f.iods elo not contain all iln element! necessary for good
health. Unless the proportions of the ingredients are correctly
determined, yeiur  chicks  become sickly  anil  mature  ilowly,
Is a scientifically prepared food containing all lhe element! eif a
balanced ration.
The   Brackman-Ker   Milling  Co.
One Block South Pender St., near B. C  E. R. Freight Office
Phones 5886-5887 5888
On 4(Stli Avenue, modern; only $2,800:
$200 cash, balance arranged
Lot is .34x126.
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street
Phone: Fair. 1607
cocoanut or chopped nuts may be added and the mixture may be made
into balls or poured into a pan.
* * *
Divinity Fud' e
Boil    together    twee   elipfllls    e,f   gr.lll-
ulaleel sugar, 1 cup 'ef maple sugar,
1 cup 'if water. 1 tablespoonful of vinegar, until it hardeni when dropped in
e-.ebl water. Add 1 teaspoonful of vanilla anil lake from lhe lire.
While Ibis mixture has been cooking 1 cup of granulated sugar should
Inn e- been put over tin- lire In another
-aiiei pan wilh '- cup of cold waler
and boiled unlil the mixture spins
a thread.    Then beat it into the stiff-
j ly whipped whiles of 2 eggs and pour
into lirst mixture. Meat hard together unlil  il   begins  to Stiffen, then
Udd 2 cups of chopped nuts, drop on
oiled   paper   or   pour   into   pans   and
[mark- into sejuares.
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Care of Chamois Gloves
When yem have a pair of washable
chamois gloves and they    brink, fill
i thein with rice while Ihey arc wet and
let it remain in them until dry.    This
will stretch them evenly.
�� * *
Garden Hints
Never leave refuse of any kind lying about ill the garden. Ilcsidcs be-
iitnr unsightly, il encourages the spread
of garden pests.
lint if you bury it deeply il will do
good to the ground, as long as you
sort oul first any kinds of wood or
oilier kinds of rubbish which ought
to be burnt.
Save all the soot from the bouse,
mix il with lime, and dust your fruit
bushes with il. Neither .^irds nor
insecis will find the mixture palatable-.
Don't keep your pot plants always
in tin- same place, bul move them occasionally, so that all may get their
due share of sunlight, and never
allow a plant to be too much drawn
in one direction for want of a turn
Try hollowed-out orange skins as
Iraps for slugs and woodlice. If for
slugs, put oran inside.    Woodlice will
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets, showing  Bank of  Commerce,
Canada Life Building and Bank of Ottawa
Wi, e i girdles, draped or plain, are
lo In' found in any shade thai fancy
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Maple Sugar Cookies
Cream together one scant cupful of
butter, wilh three CUpfull of crushed
maple sugar anil add ill lhe order
mentioned two well beaten eggs,
three-quarters of a cupful of iour
milk, in which has been dissolved a
scant teaspoonful of baking soda
and Sufficient sifted flour to form a
batter thai will drop from the spoon.
Allow plenty of space on the baking
tin-, as the cakes will spread when
fee.iking, and bake in a rather quick
"Vin unlil Ihey are crisp and broWn
around  the edges.
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Maple Fondant
1 1-4 lbs. maple sugar, 1 cup hot
water, 1 1-4 lbs. sugar, 1-4 teaspoon
cream of tartar.
Break maple sugar in pieces and
add to the other ingredients, Boil
slowly without stirring until it forms
a soft ball when dropped in iced
water. Pour on a buttered platter
and slir from edge lo centre until cool
enough I" handle. Knead until firm
and smooth and form into any desired shape.-.
>t   *    e(,
Maple Sugar Frosting
I  lb. Soft maple sugar, 'A cup boiling waler, whites of two eggs.
Ureal; sugar inle. small pieces and
put in saucepan with boiling water,
stii until dissolved. IIojl without
stirrirtff unlil the mixture thread!
when dropped from the end of a
spoon. Pour syrup gradually onto
the   stiffly   beaten   while   of   lhe   egg
Ileal it constantly until smooth ami
the right consistency to spread.
* * *
Maple Syrup Candy
Boil one quart of clear maple syrup
until it  begins  to get  thick.. Ihen add
'A   cup   of  vinegar   and   boil   until  it
forms a hard ball in ice water. Grated
craw!   happily   into   a   nesl   of   moss,
��� mil both can Ihen bc easily removed.
Honey Cakes
Into three-quarters of a pound of
melted butter slir over tlu fire two
pounds and a half of flour, and continue to slir till brown. Turn out
of the saucepan on to a bread board,
make a hollow in the centre, dissolve
a teaspoonful each of salt and oaking
soda into a small amount of waler,
pour into the flour and mix well, stirring in enough water to make a soft,
flexible paste. Knead this well and
divide into small portion!, shape these
round and make a dent in the centre
of each with the linger, lay in the oven
in shallow, bulercd tins, and bake till
colored, Put half a pound of honey
in a saucepan with a pint of water
and stir over the fire till reduced to a
syrup. When the cakes are cooked
pour the syrup over and place them
again in the oven until the syrup is
well soaked in. Serve the cakes on
a hot dish
*    A    t
Cinnamon Cakes
Work well together a pound of flour
and half a pound each of sugar and
butter. Heat the yolks of two and the
whiles of three eggs with a little rose
water, and mix in with the dough,
reserving, however, a small quantity
of the egg. Form the dough into
medium-sized cakes, brush them over
with the egg, sprinkle with a little-
cinnamon, sugar, and chopped blanched almonds, and bake on shallow
buttered tins in a slow oven.
A  *  *
Rice Paste for Tarts
Into one-half pound of ground rice
or rice flour, rub a quarter pound of
butter and knead Ibis into a paste
with a -mall quantity of cold water.
On a well-floured board roll out the
paste fairly thin. Chop one-quarter
pound of hard butter into small bits
Short Lesson in Household
Are you using carbon lamps for lighting ?
Do you know that Tungsten lamps give three times the amount
of light obtained from the carbon lamp with the same Consumption
of current?
Would it not be advisable for you to secure this improved feirm of
lighting ?
After you have considered the above queries visit our salesrooms
and ask the lamp counter clerk to demonstrate '-he difference between the Tungsten lamp and the ordinary carbon lamp.
For convenience of our customers we carry a full line of Tungsten
lamps, of an improved type, in stock.
Carrall &
1138 Gran,
ville Street
(Near Davie)
"Snow is Coming"---Buy Your
at Summer Prices
3 Loads for $9.00
4905 Ontario Street Cor. Bodwell (34th Avenue)
Phone :   Fraser 41
Subdivision portion of Block 15, District Lots .330-1, 3.1ft. Leits. River
Road frontage. Price $800. Terms one-fifth cash, balance b, 12 and
18 months.
Subdivision of Block la, District Lot 655.
Main Street, frontage 33ft.xl02ft.���$2,650.
Inside Lots, 33ft.xl22ft.���$650.
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Five per cent, commission to agents.
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Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
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to wll'il
all communications should
niple-, Vancouver( B. C.
Xanaini'- contingent
morning train and a
formed t., the field
Road, where the fun
f( -iii itie -  are-  usually
arrived  on   tbe
,-���11   was
n G' ivemtjient
was held. The
carried  eeut een
intend  bringing  their  city  into    the
light  in  time f<.r the convention  "i
C.  Federation of Labor whieh
"ill b ere in January next
and New Westminste
::   BOYS'   DEPARTMENT   ::
Jersey Suits
A delivery e,f summer weight jersey suits bas just, been placed in
stock. They come in saxe, tan, navy, and while, and have caps to
match, all Bizes from 18 to 26.    Price   $2.50
Light weight
without butu
cashmere sweaters
ncd   shoulder   in   a
in  sizes  frot
large   range
18 to 30, with and
of colorings. Prices
 85c   up
I be local lathers are making great
efforts i" improve their conditions
which have been gradually getting
worn   for the pas.t twelve months. .1
li    I'.eeu.n.  organizer" for   tin   inter-
' national office oi tin- lathei s' union,
and  first   vice  president   of  ilu-  California   Slate   lluilding   Trades   Council i- now in Vancouver endeavoring
to ]nit  the lathers back on their  former   basis.    Tin-   initiation   fee   has
been reduced, and the charier is ripen
feer   a   few   weeks   at   the   lower   rate
leu-    lhe   purpose    .ef   inducing    baek-
! sliders and tlieese who havi- never belonged tee lhe union tei join up.
*    A    A
II is  announced   from   Lethbridge
that   a   special   convention     of     the
miners e.f District   18, of the  L'nited
Mine  Workers of  America, which  is
situated   in   Hritish     Columbia     ami
Southern'Alberta, is to be held sh'.rt-
ly.    The demand  for  this convention
comes  from :i  portion  of  the  miners
of   the   district   who   were   not   satis-
lied  with  the  action   of  their  officers
during   the   recent   elections   in   Alberni.     Mr.  J.   ().   Jones,   whe,  is   the
vice-president   of the district, ran   for
the city of Lethbridge as the nominee
eef  the  lalieer  parly,  and  with  the en-
dorsalion   of   the    Liberals,   who   did
not run a  candidate.    In  Lethbridge.
the   Socialists   wcre   alsee   running   a
candidate.    At lhe last convention of
the  miners of  that  district,  the  principles of Socialism were formally endorsed as expressing the political aspirations  of  the  miners.    Thus  wilh
the vice-president of tbe district  running in opposition te, a candidate eef
the  Socialist  party,  a  peculiar  situation  was  created,  and  it  is  to  settle
the   question   that   the   convention   is
to meet.   The membership eif the district is by no means all of eme mind
on   the   matter,   and   the     gathering
should at least bc interesting tei those
concerned,  and  the  outcome  will  be
closely   watched   by   all   sections   of
the labor movement in western  Canada and in  lhe  East as well.
Xe        el.        *
The miners nf Bank-head anil Can-
more, near Banff, held their annual
celebration on May Day at Bankhead,
J. \Y. Wilkinson, secretary of the
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council,  was  the speaker.
I lies,
11.1  I
i.i   I
c 11 r ���-
and ii
the n
pita tax
paiel  II
'11   a   lu.
Department  of  Labor n-peerts
-lusirial   accidents     in     Canada
lhe   month   of     March.      Of
t.i were fatal, and 387 were in-
meire  e,r   less  serieeiis.    That  is
more   fatal,   and   13   less   non-
accidents   than   during   Febru-
hiring   .March   1912  there   were
��� al, and 356 non-fatal accidents,
-turns  from  tlie   steam   railway
��� show thai the majority of ace-re tir  in   thai  industry.    Out
non-fatal   accidents,   115   uc-
lei railwaymen.    In the metal
11)2   workmen   were     injured,
lhe building trade 26.
*    *    *
Xelson, B. C, as the result of
rent strike, the machinists have
up a year's agreement for an
ce of three cents per hour, and
rs an advance e,f 15 cents per
Machinists will now get $4.35,
laborers  $3.15  per  day of eight
ih,- football ih Id, bi
' ilie- coal company ba- taken ii:-
it' '.rom  the  miners,  hence  their
j of a new placi   fen i     i cell
;i,('''���': bration. Tin- 'lay was prai tii all]
hip "' general holidaj in Ladysmith, ami
the programra i of i ntertainmenl in
I eluded sports and games of all kin.:-.
with addresses and ipeeche by officials an.! others, Il wa- li,,. far l"-,r
iln- Cumberland nun t<��� come, and
they In bl a celebration ni their own
up at Cumberland.
The   New
I il   is
e   work
U estminstei
I,,  substituti
i -.1,1111-
i i, ,r
Tbe trade unionists  of   Xew
minster   are   trying   to   get   up
Labor  Day celebration and  In
provide   among  other   things
fessional   lacrosse  match.    It
tended   to   invite   all   workers
coast  cities  to  take
ceedings. The Xew
a big
.pe   to
t_ pro.
is in-
ef  the
part  in  the  pro-
vVestminsOer men
Ai   their  meeting  lasl   Sunday   the
Vancouver Typographical Union -.
ihe executive conrmittei  authority  !���-
make terms for thi -  of more
-bale- in the Labor Temple Mr. II.
(' Benson was elected te. the executive committee in place of \V. Vouhill,
win. had resigned. It was also decided to send a delegate to the convention of tin- International Typographical L'liie.n t" be- held in Nashville, Te inn--, e, eluring the second
week in August The candidates
nominated are Messrs. Trotter, Dennison. kobb. ami Wilton, and lhe
election  will   take  place   on   May  26
He XI.
A Lively Session.    Government Narrowly   Averts   Defeat   After    a
Miniature  "Donnvbrook"
Ladies Middy Sweaters
We  arc  i
front,  in
Price    ...
ewmg  a   very   neat
nice  shade  of grey
sweater  with  sailor  -
with   red   trimming,
and laced
34 to 38.
....   $3.50
Sole Agents for Twentieth Century Brand Clothing
309-315 Hastings St. W. Phone 702 Sey.
Christian  Sivertz,
president   uf   the
B. C.  Federation ei
Labor,  has  been
requested by the c
iinnuttee now sit-
ling  at   Ottawa   t..
coiisider   old   age
A union of store clerks has recent
ly leen organized in Victoria I!. C,
and they are conducting an energetic
campaign ill favor of a weekly half-
holiday. Meetings are being held
regularly to which thc general public -if Victoria are invited with a
view to educating them to the necessity >if the project, and any speaker
desiring to air his views on the question is granted the use of the platform
+        *        ele
Through the mediation eef Sir Geo.
Askwith, Industrial Commissioner of
the Hoard of Trade in Greal Britain,
a strike of from 10,000 to 12,000 workers iu the Leeds clothing trade has
been averted. It appears thai the
cloth is made from a mixture of cotton and shoddy, or mungo, and the
dispute arose over the demand for
wage- by willeyers, which is the
name of tbe workers who blend the
malerials, the feltlers, who clean the
machines, and other workers. The
willeyers and fettlers. who had demanded an advance from five pence
farthing to .sixpence half-penny an
hour, with a reduction of iwo and a
half hours in iheir working week, are
to receive sixpence an hour now, and
sixpence farthing from the beginning
of October.
Central Parliament met
day night in the Municipal
was the "thinnest"
sion.     The   Hoard
meeting hi an adjoining room and it
drew away one or two of the members.
Though lacking in numbers the enthusiasm of the members was at high
pitch and it was the stormiest session of this Parliament.
Thc speaker took the chair at 8
o'clock, and questions were the first
order  on   the   paper.
Mr. Bachelor (the Premier I answering the question submitted at
last meeting re Kitsilano reserve
stated the government had the queS-
tieen under consideration and would
lay the papers before the house in
due course. It was rather an astute
answer and choked off further discussion.
.Xew Bills being lhe next e.rder Mr.
R. H. .Xe a,ids (Kamloops) gave notice he would introduce for first
reading at the next session of the
House a bill dealing wilh wages,
hours of labor and working conditions 'ef women and girls in stores,
shops and offices. The full text of
the bill  is as  follows :
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
'lb.- Popular Route to the���
ancouver and 'he East.
Up-to-date Train Service Between V;
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W.  BRODIE,  Gen. Pass Agent,
pensions,   to   send   his   views   "ii   the
subject   to  them.     He  says  in  part :
"In   British   Columbia,   as   the   result
..I' tin- highly organized slate corporate   ownership   has   reached,  the  coh-
ditions   of   labor,   freun   which   class
practically   all   the   aged   poor   come, I
is the precariousness of employment.
And   I   believe  that   the  establishing
of  an   old  age   pension   by   the'   Gov- j
ernmeiil is looked upon bv the working people ..I' the province as a  duty'
the stale owes to ils citizens." Speak-j
ing  of   Victoria,   where   he    resides,
President   Sivertz   says:       "In     this!
cily    I    find   that   the   hemic   for   old
men.   a (municipal   institution,   con- :
tains 41 inmates, 38 of whom are- 65
years   old   or   over,   and   all   in   needy
I circumstances.    The   home   for    "bl
I weemen.   a     semi-public     institution,
contains 40 inmates, IS of whom are
I without   support   and   over   60   years
old.    The   Friendly   Help  Society,  a
voluntary  benevolsnl   institution,  assisted in one way or ain .tiler.  15 ..Id
I people-   during   the   year   ending   Kcli-
! ruary  1913,    < lutslde of these eases.
1 ii   may  be  taken   for  granted,  there |
arc  e-a-e--  existing   where  "Id   people
arc   being   taken   care   of    hy     their
grow n   up   children.     sharing     their
scant; means  with  their young   families ai ihe cost e.f that full degree of
i...   i",,,,,<���.,
Dr. Macnamara. M.P.. parliamentary and financial secretary to the
Admiralty, ha- been visiting Pembroke dockyard t" inquire int" grievances nf workmen employed there
Thirty-eight demands were presented, most of them being for a substantial increase in wages necessitated by the advanced price nf living
in Wales. The je.inl committee representing the Amalgamated Society
of Engineers, ihe Steam Engine-makers Society and ihe United Patternmakers Association, have issued notices warning members against accepting work ai Portsmouth dockyard unlil they have consulted their
laborers   ami
an   advance   nf
which is in
lei the refute I terms.
carpenters, painters,
tilers employed at
,n are nn strike for
one  penny  per  hour
t   yet   I
il of lh
��� builders ti
Seven ty-twe
elistrict eiigag
conceded an
I,,  employees
lings   per    week
pence   per   week
than   twenty  shillin
firms in Bradford and
I in wi ii ilci imbing, have
dvancc of one -hilling
receiving twenty shil-
uni over, and six
to   those   receiving
An Act respecting Wages,  Hours of
Labor  and  Working  Conditions of
Women   and   Girls   Employed in
Stores, Shops and Offices.
Section 1.��� It shall be unlawful to
employ young girl- or weemen in any
store, simp or office for wages which
are inadequate to supply the necessary cost of living and to maintain
thein in health. Payment of wages
shall   be  made  weekly.
Section 2.���Il shall be unlawful tee
employ a young girl under fifti n
years of age in any sl..re, shop or
Section 3.��� Il shall be unlawful to
employ any young girl or woman for
a longer period than eight hours in
any ,.nc day except one day a week
when the time may be extended to
eleven hours. Provided; if necessary,
an exlra period nol exceeding 45
hours iii each six calendar months,
but not nn.re I ban three hours in any
one day, may be worked. All such
extra time !>��� be considered as over-
lime and be restricted to women 18
year- of age or over, and shall be
paid for at the rate of price a
half of regular wages paid
son working said i \ i rtin e.
Sei tion   4��� A   weekly   liali-h- I
without   deduction   of   pay,   shal
compulsory;  the  day  to be mul
an- tnged  bei \\ ��� er   nnploj i r  and  employee.
Section 5. ���Ii  shall
last   Fri- J Hill.    Mr.   Rankin's  series  of amend-
IIall.     It   ments were still before the luiiise and
house of the ses-   after the fourth '.ne. prohibiting mine
of     Trade     were   e,wncrs   renting   bouses   le,   their   employee- had been negatived, he asked
leave   to   withdraw   the   remainder   as
he  lb 'light  it  would  serve  no  useful
purpose further considering them and
he   was  anxious   to  see   .senile   further
legislation before the house.
Mr. Hilton submitted an amendment lo Clause 3 :
Inspectors shall be appointed by
the government, whe, shall visit the
mines, inspect the books, etc., of the
company, to ascertain if the provisions nf this act have been complied
with, and in the. event of any contravention, shall institute proceedings
against the owner, agent or manager of the  mine.
Mr. Bachelor (Prime Minister I
agreed to accept this clause as an ad-
ditieen to the Bill and said it would
be numbered as Clause 4. The Opposition challenged the Government,
and it was seen that ihe numbers
were pretty evenly divided. A Whip
was sent out by the Opposition lo the
next room to press into service a
Liberal so that ihey could challenge
the Governmenl on a vote. The Provincial Secretary got wise to the proceeding and he got up to continue
the discussion. The Opposition wanted the question put immediately and
they challenged the chairman, but
the Provincial Secretary still went em
speaking. Angry words were exchanged, bin all t" no purpose and
ilu- Opposition bad to retire discomfited for by ihis time sufficient members of the Governmenl side bad
been whipped up to give thein a
working majority,
The vote was taken and the Gov-
niiucnt had a majority of two. Mutual apologies were- given ami the
house  rose  l.e  rep irt  pn igress.
A letter, addressed to the speaker.
was read from ihe Women's Suffrage
Society of Vancouver, asking permission to address the house at one
-.i ii- -iiiiiie.- The house agree 1 to
devote next Friday i" the spei :. i s,
and the Clerk of the Housi was instructed to cotnmttnicati witl the women  to thai  i :'    '
I'he he use committe was again
".mil r discussie .ii. and il  v sig
nal  for  another lively  .'. e' >., 11   i
which the members in some
j   duels     11 iw e\ er, i
tion of  Mr.  Whit
v a-  appi in:..    to 1 'in-
General Ager.cy Transatlantic Steamship Lines
G. Smith. C. P. 4 T. A.
Phone :   Sey.  7100
W. E. Duperow. G. A. P.
527 Granville Street
care and
citizen is
> ears."
l.e     ill
uttirc j
The Dominion Government Labor
Department has appointed women
correspondents in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal The
correspondent for Vancouver is Mrs.
k, Carson, Barron Hotel, who will
appreciate any information concerning conditions of fertiale employment
in the city.
* * *
One of the most important events
in labor union circles on lhe Pacific
coast this vear will be the convention
of the American Federation of Labor
which will meet in Seattle in November.
* * *
The total membership of the Amer-
Federation   of   Labor  has   now
1 the 2,000,000 mark for the first
the month of March 1913.
Economy in fuel and many other exclusive features are  the  reasons  why
Pease Ecomony Furnaces
are in such a demand���it  makes  the
home comfortable.
Hodgson Plumbing & Heating Co. Ltd.
1136 Homer Street ^me ** ?AU    	
Vancouver, B. C.
employ   young   gnl-   oi    women   in
National Sailors'and Firemen's  sl ires, shops  and  offices  undi
oi   Greal   Britain   is   demand-  ditions    saniti   j
national  conciliation board   ti    maj I".- detrimental to iheir health
regulate conditions aboard ship,  Following  em   the   action   of   i ie   shipowners ai the beginning ol the pies
| I'liin
i ing
cul year in conceding an all round
advance of wanes, the men pul forward the demand for this board and
have threatened to strike unless ii is
conceded. If a strike is t" take place
the actual dale will be decided by the
result of an appeal which is being
made to the members to raise a
special fund of fifty thousand pounds
I" finance the strike when on.
Ie        * *
The painters working feu- the contractor who has the job to renovate
Buckingham Palace have been on
strike for an advance of one halfpenny per hour. They were previously getting sevenpence per hour.
* *    *
A meeting of the Boiler-makers and
Iron and Steel Shipbuilders Society
at Dcvonporl has passed a resolution forbidding members, under a
penalty of three pjiinds, lei weirk
overtime or night shifts as a protest against the Admiralty refusing
ii grant  a  minimum  wage.
* *    *
A   distinctly   forward     move     was
naile  during   the  first   week  m   April
i  levelling  up  the  colliery  surface-
Hen's   wages   in   the   Lancashire   and
ncshirc   coal   fields.     The   scale   of
ay demanded by the  Miners'  I'eder-
iieeii   ranges   from  40  cents   per   elay
ir boys under fourteen years of age,
i   $1,10   per   day   for   adults.     This
ale has been  conceded by the pro-
rietors   of  lhe   Ellscmenc  collieri.es
nl  other  firms.    Close  observations
:"   miners'   conditions   by   those   on
.he spol. lead l.e the belief thai  since
the  passing  of  the  Minimum Wage
Act the miners' conditions have been
slightly   improved.     The   mosl   signi-
icant feature about this move to improve  the   conditions  of  the  surfacc-
ncn   was   the   support   given   to     the
movement   by   the   skilled     workers
who   were   already     getting    higher
* e��       A
i Tlie miners on Vancouver Island,
with the exception of the Cumberland men, held their annual celebration  at   Ladysmith  on   May  1.    The
morals;   am'   in lhall
girls be empli yee' by I Irii ntals,
Section 6.���Then is hereby created���at a salarj of $2,000 pel yeai and
traveling expenses in thi perforn anc
oi Ins .Inly���an Inspect r - if V\ igi -
and Conditions in Stores, Simps and
i Iffices, win. shall be- app tinted by
ilu- Attorney-General, and wno is
hereby authorized and empowered t"
ascertain and declare
la i Minimum wage adequate to
supply necessary cost of living to
young girls and women and maintain them iu  health.
ib)    What  surroundings  or  conditions���sanitary or otherwise���are de-. ,
trimental to the health or morals of!!,
young   girls   or   women   employed   in
sto-.es.  shops and offices
ances and
us       The ���    '
, xclusivelj   -
of   halls,   ele..   to
during   iln   ;
\   ,   rdial   ��i leome  i
nighl      Tin
'���    --    -In
and  a evi '!" :    will  be
the i arious women -p. aki rs rnjoy
an enviable reputation in the oratorical line.
.   in-
led   I..
Mair.    Street    Storekeeper    Attempts
Suicide on Monday
Charles Owen, aged 2H. win. owns
a dry g 1- ston  at .1516 Main Sireet.
attempted   self-destruction   on   Mon-
afternoon,     lie  appears  to  have
tired   a   bullet   bit"   his   brain,   lieing
| found   later   by  James   Bryan,  a   lire-
It shall further be the duty of said
inspector from time to time to investigate and ascertain whether or not
proprietors in the Province of British Columbia are observing and complying with the provisions of this
aet, and immediately report to the
Attorney-General any infraction
Section 7.���Said Inspector shall,
on or before the 15th day of January
each and every year make a report to the Attorney-General of bis
work and proceedings under ibis act
during Ihe preceding year, anil therein declare from time to time what
sum or sums shall constitute a wage
adeepiatc to supply necessary cost of
living lo yening girls and women and
maintain them in health. Such report to be published in the "Gazette"
old public press, which shall be
deemed due and proper notice upon
employers of young girls and women in stores, shops and offices.
Section 8.���Any person who violin es any of the foregoing provisions
.if this act. shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
thereof. shall be punished hy a fine
of not less than $25 nor more than
$100 or by imprisonment for not less
than ten (lays or more than three
The house then went into Committee "f the Whole tee resume consideration e>f the  Miners'  Minimum  Wiii
man, and rushed to the hospital. It
was stated een Tuesday night that
there was no hope of thc unfortunate
man's recovery.
(hvcii i- supposed to have been in
financial difficulties and was for - ime
weeks in a condition of despondency
which was  observable  by  customers.
On Me.inlay about 1.30 p.m. "wen
requested bis assistant, Miss Florence Kinsella. of 2330 Quebec Street,
to go an errand for him. It was
while she Was gone thai he apparently made up his mind em self-dc-truc-
tieill, for about 2 o'clock he was -een
prostrate on the floeer of his store by
James Bryan, a fireman from X... 1
lire hall, wini happened to be passing.
Bryan immediately summoned tin-
ambulance, and in charge oi Constable Eraser the wounded man was
conveyed to lhe hospital.
Detectives Champion and McArthur were detailed e.n the ease, and in
searching the store found his last
farewell, addressed t^p Miss Kinsella
and pinned to the counter. The gun,
a 32 calibre revolver with one chamber empty was found in his pocket
when searched al the hospital, showing that he must have been conscious
for several moments after the shot
was fired.
The letter is understood to have
contained expression of despair as to
overcoming his troubles. Owen came
here from England, but has no relatives ir. Canada. warn
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One   Vear     12 00
Six Montha    LOO
Three   Months    �����
Postage to American. European and other Foreign Countries, 11.00
,.er year extra.
TO CORRESPONDENTS : Wc wUl not print anonymous letters,
though inviting communication on current events, to be published
over thc writer's signature.
. LL the best financial authorities tell us that money
A tightness is practically at an end, or that it is
"loosening up" in Canada, the United States and Great
Britain. While there have been various direct and indirect reasons for this financial stringency, there has
been one factor which has been widely and sometimes
hotly blamed for this situation in Greater Vancouver. It
seems hardly necessary to say that the scapegoat in question is over-speculation in real estate.
During the past two or three months there have been
a plethora of panic sales in Vancouver. These have been
variously called "slaughter," "cut-in-two," "given-away"
and "extermination" sales. Several of the advertisers expressly state that the "stringency of money" is the sole
cause of their cut-rate and eye-opening bargains. One
jeweller in Vancouver is still advertising broadcast that
the selling of h:s stock was caused by bis "plunging in
real estate," and advises others to profit by his experience.
There are, of course, plenty of people who are temporarily embarassed by having their money tied up in good,
legitimate and valuable real estate. But there arc also,
not a few whose hard-earned money is held up indefinitely, if not for all time, by various "wild cat" schemes.
The recent tightness of money will at least have served
one good purpose if it weeds out some of the grasping,
disreputable and piratical real estate dealers who have
been imposing upon people of Vancouver and elsewhere
for so long a time. It should also lend 1" make some
victims wise in future to the too alluring propositions of
these real estate buccaneers.
�� S the long summer evenings approacn, the gladsome
A conditions of warm atmosphere and bright skies
compelllngly call ber outdoor occupation. For the young
and active there are baseball, lacro se. cricket and the
numerous other games which require more or less Strength
and agility in body and limb.
But there comes a time when a man finds these recreations of young blood too Strenuous and exciting, especially when tired from a long day's hard work. To the
middle-aged statesman, bending under the weighty cares
of a nation, the lawyer harassed with too much business
or the real estate man with too little, golf is now the
chief universal panacea for recuperation, It is a mild and
satisfying exercise for the "no longer young of class
and leisure. It is an exclusive game, the recreation of the
"classes." In Burnaby there are links for this aristocratic
game, but not in South Vancouver, where, indeed, there
arc not even facilities for more popular games for the
There is. for instance, the good, -Id, fascinating game
of bowls, which requires skill of the arm and keenness
of the eye but does not put too great a strain on mind
or muscle. The game is a delightful I ne for lhe summer
evenings. Given a well-kept bowling green in a happy
situation, there are few outdoor recreatieins which afford
so much pleasant exercise without the necessity of violent exertion. It affords also an opportunity of players
discussing, not perhaps the arrival of a Spanish or German armada as in the days of Drake, but at least the
Various interesting topics of the day. It contributes in
fact, lo the social amenities of the district.
Bowling  greens  are  now  numerous  and  increasing  in
the Bast, especially in Ontario.   Perhaps this is a case
where the West may learn from the East; and certainly
the formation of a bowling club iu South Vancouver
would be a "boon and a blessing" to many a hard work-
eef Seeuth Vancouver eminently suitable for high-class
residences. In many respects the municipality is better
favored fe.r the purpose suggested than any other part of
Greater Vancuuver. The soil and surroundings are admirably adapted for the location of the better class of
residences,   and   there   is   quick   and   easy   transportation
facilities to all parts of Vancouver city.
There would need to bc, of course, adequate restrictions as to the erection of stores, factories, or dwelling-
houses of a "shanty" e,r shack description within the area
of the proposed district. It is only a week or two ago
since the resident* of a certain residential part of Soulh
Vancouver had occasion to protest against the erection ni
a dairy in their particular district.
The proposed scheme is, as yet, apparently in only a
tentative or preliminary shape, but there can be no reasonable doubt that the municipal council will co-operate with
the promoters in its development.
IT has been proposed by a member of a certain public
body in South Vancouver that provision should be
made for the supplying of cigars, cigarettes and refreshments to members of thc press. It was further suggested
that a certain sum of money be devoted monthly to distribution among newspaper men. In what precise manner the money was to be doled out does not appear, nor
is it known whether, like the Vancou
recently, a "Bribery and Corruption" account is to be
One thing certain is that no reputable journal and no
self-respecting or honorable newspaper representative,
will consider the proposals as either called for or complimentary. They cannot but resent the suggestion,
whether free from ulterior motives or not, as an indirect
and insidious method of endeavoring to influence the
opinions or reports of the newspapers concerned. It is
not a question of the friendly intercourse of newspaper
men with public men, when cigars may be given or taken
as a matter of ordinary social amenity, but of a special
sum being devoted for a purpose which is open to the
most invidious construction.
As a general rule, journalists meet with courtesy and
consideration from public men. They render each other
reciprocal service. The newspaper man is after the news
and the public man wants due weight or publicity given
lo his views; but there should bc no suspicion on cither
side of tindue influence such as a proposal of the kind
referred to is liable to suggest.
Till', electors of Burnaby by carrying the B. C. E. R.
franchise on Saturday have settled for years to come
the long agitated matter of transportation rates and
facilities. It is now left in thc hands of the B. C. E. Railway for a period of over 36 years. At the same time the
ratepayers' endorsation of the franchise will cause the
abandonment of the lawsuit pending against the B. C.
Electric Railway.
The immediate effect of the granting of the franchise
will bc the early extension of the Hastings Street line
into Xorth Burnaby and later of the Sapperton line, out
of Xew Westminster, along the Xorth Road towards
Tort Moody. It is announced also, that substantial reductions in the rates on the Burnaby Lake and Central
Park lines will be granted at an early date.
Besides the B. C. Electric Railway franchise, thc three
bylaws submitted to the electors were passed by large
majorities. The roads improvement bylaw, involving an
expenditure of half a million dollars was endorsed by the
majority of 416 out of a total poll of 982, while the sidewalks bylaw also received a decisive majority. By the
ratepayers approval of these two bylaws Immediate progress can be made with much needed road improvements
throughout   Burnaby  municipality.
More fortunate than South Vancouver, the School
Trustees of Burnaby secured the passing of their bylaw
for school purposes by a substantial margin. Their programme, however, was not quite so elaborate or expensive as that of South Vancouver, $29,000 being the total
amount asked for Burnaby's present school requirements.
A TRUST company to secure the confidence of the
public these days must give satisfactory evidence
that its directors and executive committee arc men of
known business capacity and integrity, and that it is
managed along safe and conservative lines. Both these
conditions appear to be amply fulfilled by (be Traders'
Trust Company, of Vancouver, with two branches in
South Vancouver.
Among the directors of the company arc Messrs. F. E.
Elliott, R. C. Hodgson, R. S. Lewington, Kenneth Lamond and Rev. J. C. Madill, who arc gentlemen of high
repute and standing in South Vancouver. The first two
named, both successful business men with an intimate
knowledge of trust affairs, are on the executive committee.
The Traders' Trust Company, which was recently
formed wilh a capital of $250,000, has profited by the experience of sonic other trust companies and will not for
instance, include in the assets their equities in real estate
or other speculative or non-productive securities. Assurance is given that the business of the company will be
a purely trust one, such as the loaning of money on first
mortgages and collateral securities, discounting agreements for sale, liquidating estates, and insurance.
As president, the company possesses in Mr. C. G.  Mc-[
Lean a man of high reputation in the financial circles of
Vancouver, and all the officers connected with  the company have valuable experience and knowledge of the monetary conditions necessary for good management.
It is understood that the officers of the company have
made certain financial connections which enables them to
accommodate those requiring loans with money at reasonable rales of interest.
SOUTH    VANCOUVER   is   becoming   quite
Recently  a  license  for  a  boxing  eiitcrlainnieiil   hall  was
granted by thc council, and now it is proposed lo erect a
grand  racing  stadium   on   Main   Sireet  and   Fifty-Second
Avenue, with a seating capacity of 8IXK).
��   ��   ���
THE XAME POSTS fixed up on the corners of streets in
Burnaby have proved of great convenience to both residents and visitors. South Vancouver could do worse than
follow the example of so near and dear a neighbour.
*   ��   *
FOLLOWING   THE    example  set by Vancouver, New
Westminster  is   now   preparing  a  vigorous  campaign   in
the city for pure milk.    With abundant sources of supply
(Toronto  "Weekly  Star")
"Sufferings of a Juryman" is the
title eef an article in the London
Daily Mail." Among other tilings
the juryman objects to the formula.
"Answer me. yes or no." The smallest child, be says, could put a hundred questions tei the learned counsel which could not be so answered.
This is true. In fact, it has been tested  by  experience.
Ill Canada a counsel was trying to
make a witness answer yes or no,
and he contended that any question
could be answered ill that way. The
judge said In the counsel, "I think 1
could frame a question that you
could ii"t answer yes or no. 'Have
you given up the practice of beating
your  wife"'"
Naturally, an innocent witness
would answer indignantly. "1 have
never beaten my wife." Suppose he
were forced to answer in one of the
monosyllables referred tie. If he
said no, he would apparently admit
that he was still beating his wife. If
be said yes, he would figure as a reformed   wife-beater.
Possibly a  friendly  counsel  would
have an opportunity, at a later stage,
to ask him :    "Have you ever beaten
��� . "",   Tl       ,   your   wife?"     But    the     opportunity
ver School  Board  J,.^ mi| w|Mi of t,]c fr,e$,y ��0un_
sei might forget, or regard the matter as of slight importance. Anyhow, why should the proceedings be
prolonged and complicated when the
matter would be easily settled y allowing the witness to answer in bis
own language?
Of course a witness must not be
allowed to evade the question. He
must answer directly and frankly. But
it is absurd to make him answer in
one of two words when the new dictionary contains 450.000 words and
* *   *
("Milwaukee   Sentinel")
There is much of educational value
pe.ssiblc in moving pictures in the
schools. The art of taking moving
pictures has been so far developed
that almost every field of education
can bc touched upon and the new
invention made of real value in school
This is particularly true of geographical work and nature study. It
also has its place in history and other
subjects. By means of the moving
pictures taken on the scene under
discussion the true conditions sought
to be imparted to the scholars can
be flashed into their minds with
force and vividness, and the Students
given an understanding of the sub- j
jects very hard to give them through
the medium of works. The pictures j
in the book are always more interesting than the text���living pictures,
as the motion views might bc called, |
wouhl  be  much  more  interesting.
But there is one very important
thing to be looked out for in this
work���the eyes. Moving pictures
are very hard on the eyes even at
their best. At their worst, when
sparkling, vibrating and indistinctness
are at the maximum, they are eye
killers. At their best, when the contrasts of light and darkness are not
too great eir too sudden; when the
views are distinct, the focus right;
when the eyes are not too close to
or too far from the screen; when the
sparkling and vibrating are reduced
to the minimum; they are trying.
* *        *
I Omaha   "World-Herald")
The announcement made in New
York last week thai the death rale
in consumption is rapidly decreasing
is cheering news. Whether the reasons assigned for the decrease arc
the true ones is a matter of opinion.
There is no doubt that man gradually becomes immune to many diseases
that at first arc very destructive.
There was a lime when the measles
were very fatal, but eif late years when
the children are attacked by them
the effects arc Insignificant.     When
the measles first broke out among
the American Indians the effect was
as disastrous as a virluent attack of
the small pox, bul after a time the
death rale among them was no higher than among lhe ordinary while
Every one knows that even smallpox is losing ils terrible power. Men
often go about the streets with the
disease, not knowing that they are
affected with it until some physician
diagnosis the case and tells them
that Ihey have it and the deaths from
it grow less and less each year. It
is asserted in sonic of the standard
medical works that in some sections
of Germany, where syphilis has long
SNAP!    Must be Sold at Once
A six-room house and lot situated on Lot 26. XII. 20 .if
D.L. 50, 44th Avenue, for $K40.
$240 cash, balance $15 per monlli, interest 7 per cent,
half-yearly.    This is I be total cost
Fletcher & Brett
the milk of thc Royal City has often been criticised during I been  prevalent,  that  the  whole
IT has been proposed by several prominent public men
of South Vancouver to lay out a certain part of the
municipality as a kind of "garden city," a term which is
now applied to several model towns in England and the
United States. Probably the idea is to set aside a particular and well favored part of the municipality as a select
residential district such as Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, Wcstmount, Montreal, or High Park, Toronto.
There can be no doubt that there are several sections
the past few months.
*    *   *
A NEW POST OFFICE in South. Vancouver has been
Christened "Vicosa" by the Dominion postal powers that
be.    The name is pretty and euphonious, but will it "help
any" towards better mail distribution?
��  9   ��
MAGISTRATE    McARTHUR'S   term   of   office   having
expired, and no successor  having been  appointed,  South
Vancouver is now in the lonesome position of being without an official magistrate.
* * *
IT IS RUMOURED that water sprinklers have been seen
laying the dust in Main Street during the past few days,
but the report lacks confirmation. It is known for sure,
however, that recent rain showers have helped some in
this direction.
t   ��   ��
THAT WORK IS still scarce in South Vancouver is the
complaint of many resident workingmen in South Vancouver. It is stated tbat a number have got tired of waiting for a start on road work and are leaving for other
fields of opportunity.
EBURNE TRADESMEN are up in arms against the re-
scusitation  of an ancient tax by Point Grey municipality
by which tradesmen are required to pay $40 a year for
doing business in Richmond.
iiimuty has become immune and will
not contract the disease, while strangers coming there are liable to contract it, merely by ordinary association  with the people.
It may bc true that the decrease
of the death rale from consumption
is caused by the same law, but there
are those who think that it is wholly
owing to tbe modern treatment of
the disease and the care taken to prevent the spread of the disease germs.
Man has been on this earth through
untold centuries and nature seems always t" provide some way to prevent
the  race  from  becoming  extinct.
Westminster Road Paving
Rapid progress is being made with
the paving of Westminster Road
from the boundary of South Vancouver towards New Westminster. The
preliminary work on the section between Boundary road and Central
Park station having been completed,
the laying of the concrete for the permanent pavement of Westminster
road was commenced the end of last
Phone: Fair. 326      4518 Main St.
HEIDELBERG BEER, the good old
German Lager, sparkles with purity.    It
foams for you. Ask your dealer for a dozen
bottles.    He has it
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
On Your Lawn���In 100 lb Sacfe
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
C. Gardiner - Johnson & Company
Johnson's Wharf
Phone : Sey. 9145
Phones :  Seymour 7056-7818 Offices :  606-1507  Bank of Ottswi Bldg.
Wanted���Good   building   Lots   in   vicinity  of   Knight   Road
at reasonable prices
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
B. Howard,
Main   anil   Harris
l'hone : Sey. 7012
Week of May 5
Matinees   Wedm sday  and  Saturday
The   Del   S.   Lawrence
Stock  Company 	
In  the Famous Swedish Dialect Play
Miss Maude
PRICES:   25c, 35c, 50c
MATINEES:    25c Any Seat
t Late Temple Theatre)
Cor. 26th AVE. AND MAIN ST.
Matinees   Wednesday  and   Saturday
���el bargains are tlie.s.
best bargains are tluise
Ivantageous to both parties t" them,
with which all concerned in them are
c intent after lliey are mad   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Cream  "f  Wheat,  tlie  package	
Shredded  Wheat, the package	
Quaker Puffed Wheat, the package	
Criaiti  of <>ats.  the  package	
Quaker Oats, the package	
Robin  lleee.d Oats, the package	
2  for
.2 f.
Canadian Wheal Flakes, the
i llympic Pancake Flour, the
Peacock Pancake Flour, the
Paisley Flour, the package,.   ,.
Post Toastie -. tlu' package	
Post Tavern Special, the' packag
Fraser & MacLean,
__      I
.15 and 35c
. 15 and 25c
26th Avenue and Main
Phone:   Fairmont 784
Imperial Theatre
Messrs Martin and A, G. Delimiter
will present Neil Twontey'i dramatization 'ei Gene Stratton Porter's
"Freckles" at the- Imperial Theatre,
Wednesday, and Thursday, May 7 and
There has been nothing produced
in the history of the American stage
ju-t like "Freckles." It is distinctive
and original, and of such absorbing
interesi that it is met difficult t'i un��
derstand why the play h.e- become
popular with all classes of treatre*
In his dramatization Neil Twomey
has kept faithfully to the le-xi ol Mrs,
Porters story; every character has
been brought e,ut in be,Id relief in
the play, and where the picture was
in the mind's eye e,f the reader, it is
now  in  the  actual  line of  vision.
The coniing of "Freckles" will be
a  theatrical  event, just  as  it  was an
exi   week   will  be-  tbe  mosl   itn-
po  ant one iif the entire; season, foi
. i agnificenl presi titation of "< diver
v ill   be   given   hen    for   the
fir ���   time   iu   Vancouver.    Who  has
no   read this immortal story by the
t master. Charles Dickens? Won-
ill   revivals   have   been   maele-     of
drama from time to time- in both
land and America.   Sir II. Beer-
n Tree produced it a few years
at   Ilis   Majesty':-,  Theatre,   Lon-
anei it caused a sensation, pack-
tile   theatre   fe,r   months.       Last
Now   Open   to   the   Public  and   Boat
Service Arranged
On    May    I    the    Terminal    Sti
Navigation   Company   of   Vancouver
declared   their   magnificent    summer
i.   ��� ��� ���:  Island open  to the
public  me.    Through   the-  unceasing
ci mpany and .the- lavish expenditure of money the island
has  been  maele inte, a  charming  s|ee,t
equalled by no summer re sort e.n the
Canadian  coast.    Over WW sen
land in  iln   finest part of the island
will  l,e-  reserved  exclusively  for  the
company's  clients '
This 800 acre  estate  has  been  improved  in   every   possible   way, 'cot-
been erected een n, spates
been     alhjttcd     f<jr     camping
water   has  been   in-!
every   portion   of   it,   r, >.i<!-
it   was given an all-star cast re-ttagel
in New V'.rk City, te. celebrate  have
Centenary   of     Dickens'     birth, j ground,  running
i.wing to the enterprise of Mr. I stalled in       r
.rd,     Vancouver    theatre-goers and pathways have been cut through
be   aforded   an   opportunity     of it, and everything done  t'e make it a
issing it. This is a splendid mo-  perfect park���an ideal place to spend
deri:   version   in   t'-eiir acts and twelve   the   summer     holidays.       Over     the
scenes,  and  all   the  principal  events   Bridal  Falls,  well  kiie,wn  to al!  the
lan.l  characters   in   the  novel   will   beI visitors t'e the island, a scenic bridge
introduced.     Little     Dulcie    Cooper i has been  built and an  artificial  lake-
has   been   constructed   by   building  a I
Hastings & Core     Phone Sey. 3907
Tonight 8.15       Matinee Sat. 2.15
This  Week
The Two Orphans
Next   Week
Oliver  Twist
Vaudeville       Meant
Del.  S.  Lawrence, Avenue Theatre
909   Dominion   Trust   Building,   Vancouver,
Telephones :     Office 8497.    Wort", 6:03.
28.     Work.,   9179
ama is now as
the story and
crowds every-
Let us supply you wieh th,  requirements of the season,
Water Cans, Hose, Garden Tools
that  �� e carry a  full  line
The  hot  weather  i
"i Screen  Doors a
-liming.    Don'l  forge
11 ^fMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmma	
Dealer in  Stoves,  Ranges, and Kitchen Utensils
Phone Coll. l'��
event in fiction; the dr
greal   a  succi ss  as  is
i- playing tee immense
(in,- of the mosl inten sting attractions booked this season at the Imperial Theatre, Saturday, May 3, is
the perennial favorite, Chauncy ' 11-
cott, �� ho ��ill presenl a charming romance of life in Ireland a couple of
centuries ago, entitled "The Isle o'
Dreams." The play, which is from
the pen of Rida Johnson Vining,
leals with the dashing types of character I.,und In the tales of Lever,
Maxfl ell, and other Irish no> i lists,
and brings to the stage thc romaU1
tic era once more. It g;oes without
saying thai the piece will be handsomely staged. Henry Miller won
his lain-.-Is for that sort of thing some
years ago, and lie has had the habit
ever since. Some beautiful incidental niusi.- has been written, anel last,
though nol leasl by any means, Mr.
Olcott will contribute a number of
new and beautiful songs. There wiii
be augmented orchestra for the 01-
ce'ii  e ngagement.
a    a    A
Avenue Theatre
Ii is imi too much t" say that "Thc
Boss," which is the attraction at the
Avenue this week lias made a hit, lid-
ward Sheldon lias enriched the stage
with a remarkable character in Mich-
scl Regan, the merciless Boss,
How Regan meets Iii^ Nemesis in his
own wife is splendidly told in four
powerful acts finely staged and capitally acted. Del Lawrence has never
[lone   liner   wmk   than   as   The   Boss,
wili play Oliver, and this child lias
bee nie a marvellous child actress.
Sin will reach all hearts in her portrayal. Isabelle Fletcher will be the
Mai cy, a part that she will shine in.
V. T Henderson will be tl< cruel
Hii  Sykes, whil
pi.i.    Infill,   the ^^^^^^^^^^
wil!  he   painted    from    models
Cruikshank,     who     illustrated
Dickens1   li'��eek.     Every  one
atti id this wonderful play.
increte dam across thc falls. The
lake is the home e,f wild geese, swans,
ducks arid either water fowl of every
._   _. .    ;     Jn order te, add the finishing touch
Harold Kelson  will i towards making the place an unrival-
fence.    The  scenery lied   snmmer  resort  the
evei .-
Si.  ..
Orpheum Theatre
distinguished critics of
important  city  in   the	
and Canada have been enthusiastic in their praise.- of the work of
Mr Hal Stephens, who portrays
e-l. cters from famous plays such
as "Rip Van Winkle," "Faust," "The
Mi hint .if Venice," and others. I le-
is coming to the Orpheum next week
as lie headline attracti
Seen  in   his   own  act  r
-^t^immsssmsm'-  company in-1
of I tends to provide a Japanese tea  gttr-
the j den, and for this purpose twenty acres
should in the company's estate has been set
���aside.    Experts on  work  of the  kind
have been secured, ami  by next year
! the   company   expects   to   have     on
Bowen  Islatnl a Japanese tea garden
similar to the famous tea gardens on
the  Hawaiian  Islands.
'I'., protect the campers and re-si-
dents of the island from the rowdyism that frequently mars such resorts
in close proximity te< the city, the
company is taking greal precautions.
There is no Iie|ue,i sold "ii the Island
ii. and will be -'""' "le company guarantees that the
lied "Famous  "00 acre  part  will  bc  provided  with
SHOW STARTS.--245. 7.15. aid 9 30pm,
WEEK  Ol-   MAY  5
(Late Star of "The  Yankee Girl")
In  her  French  farce
"The   Man   She   Met"
In a dramatic episode of San Quentin
''2634   and   the   Warden"
By Walter Montague
Other Big Attractions
In a
WEEK   OF   MAY   5
"Famous  Characters   in   I-';
Characters in   Famous Scenes."    His I attendants   who   will   see   to   it   Him
embellishments    have    been   :'">' disorder of an objectionable sor
I'1"',.   '   VV."h   ',""   ?am'    detail   as  ,S  '"' "y   ����PPressed   .-,,,,1   , ���
i-i'    In- portrayals ol the characters   ; nders expelled  from  the around
he assumes.    Mr.  Stephens appeared,     Each person buying a ticket at the
company's office will receive a coupon entitling the holder to all the
privileges of the park controlled  by
Shisler,   Gus   Benhart,   George
��� ^tm^Ssmm^ssssm^mm
^^      REI.     	
introducing high-vol.
al        old Orpheum aboul a year ago,
and  his act   is   wi 11  remembi red  by
loi      theatre-goers   who   will  doubt-.. ^mm^mmMMmm^mjmm)^^^^^^���
h Klad to -"   him again the company.   This includes the righl
\ sensational as well  is an instruc- '" u" lh<  tables, seats and other park
tn    feature will be presented to Or- accessories   which   are-    provided    in
ph. um patrons when the  Moffatl  La abundance.    The management of the
Re       Company inti iduci   their nov- estate and     ��� grounds is in th
,-!���-.    id   of   playing   with   high   vult- hands pi  Mr,  C.   Peck,  to  whom all
lectricity,   including  a    'ie mon-       plications for r. il   cot.
," ,,: |       ���, ray.   'i he acl is said 'aScs   :""1   camping   gn um
I,, he one of the mosl  baffling  sent '"' addressed  l. the Terminal  Farm,
the   Sullii .n   &  Considine   cir- ' ; -'"I.
,-iiii  for some time ""'   cpmpany   has   I    fortunate
The   Four   Melody  Monarchs,   an- j '" securing thc  s
f big acts, compris    Chas ' -       ,    ,     the ni
'  Benkhart, and Al  Hook. ������' S��mi nl   of   [he   hotel   ami
support is
as >
$t 100 cash for deed of a high, dry double corner, 66x I I 5 ft., 2 blocks
from Kasl Collingwood tramline, will start ynu righl.
Wttbnimta Rood,  near Joyce Street
Double Cornen tell the itory of  many  million*
Phone Coll. 2d
Leaves Ferry Wharf Daily at
a.m.    for    Indian   River    and
Sunday at 10.30 a.m.
ARM    S.S.    CO.
Schools Will be Over-crowded
That   tlu-   recent   rejecti en  'of     the
���I bylaw will necessitate the' ovcr-
cr.ewding  of  many   schools   in   Seeiith
^ uicouvcr   was   the   statement   made
Special   meeting   of   the   School
'I   e.n   Tuesday-   ��� Nine   out   ol"
iy-.ine 'Schools  will  be  "full  up"
numerous    intending    scholars
|uuat  be  turned away before  or dur-
'Ug the term which opens in the fall.
Al   the   remaining   twelve   schools
"ill only  have a total of twenty-One
vacant rooms, it is expected that, tak
ing iniee account the rate of increase
in population, every school room in
the municipality will be tilled two or
three months in advance of the beginning  eif  the   term.
Mr. C. M. Whelpton, chairman of
the board stated that Inspector Gor-
elein. of the Vancouver schools, had
intimated that there was no room
for South Vancouver pupils in the
King Edward High School. One
hundred of these students will be
given  room  in  Selkirk  School.
IN C. N. R.
Sir  Richard  McBride  States  Government Cannot Control Location
Mr. R. C. Hodgson, president of the
South Vancouver Board of Trade, reported at a meeting of the board on
I Monday that he had received a letter
regarding the  C.   X.   R.  tunnel  from
| Sir   Richard   McBride.    Previous     to
9.30 iiis receipt and after the return of the
Way'Seiuth   Vancouver  delegates   to   Vic-
toria,   Mr.   Hodgson   had  written   to
Sir Richard McBride pointing out the
I advisability of placing the mouth of
the tunnel as near the middle of the
proposed  North Arm harbor as pos-
sihle,   namely,   tit   Victoria   Drive   or
In his reply, Sir Richard slates that
the location of the tunnel was entirely in the hands of the Canadian
Xorthcrn Railway, and referred the
board to Mr. T. G. Holt, attorney,
and Maude I.e.nie is
Emily Griswold. The
that  could be desired.
In response to many requests
Messrs. Lawrence & Sandusky announce for next week's offering the
I famous Swedish dialed play "Yon
yonson." This great play in which
the noted actor, Hen I lendricki,
achieved both fame and fortune, has
-t I the tesl e.i  manj   seasons, and
i- today as popular with the play-
going public a- win ii firsl presented.
j It is a favorite bill with the Lawrence
Players and they have- broken more
than one b"x office record with it.
In the role of Yeni Vonson, that
funny feller who gets into all sorts
of scrapes both comical and serious,
Del Lawrence must be seen to lie
appreciated. lie will have a charming sweetheart in the person of
Maude Leone who appears as Yen-
nie. There are a number of splendid
character rules in the piece which will
be filled by members of the company
who have appeared in them before
with immense success. The stage
settings used will be usually heavy
and elaborate, that showing the mill
atul log jam being especially effee- J
������'lie-    of   tht
Slii-.le.-i-, Gus ^^^
ey, song-writers who are al tin
pi-ni... and Geo. 1-'.. Kenl. tin note d
juvenile comedian, late nf "The Pink
l.aely," Tin- four boys are vocalists.
instrumentalists and comedians, and
have I een a big hit along ilu- Eastern
end   .i ih.- S. .v C. circuit.
Van Clevem, I (enton and "Peti "
the mule, will make their initial appearance 'iui Wesl Ihis ci ming week
ami they will doubtless duplicate their
hit here. They are a tii.. e.f funsters
who kept Xew Yi'ik giggling for ten I
months when they presented their
presenl vehicle "A Lady anel a
Darkv's Adventures wiih a Real Circus   Mule-."
"Iln..nn Stick" Elliott with his unique   one-string   instrument   ami   his
rube manners is ������ mirth provokei :
will be well  tvi irthy "i c msideratii >n
IK-  is  a  clever  musician  and   conn
dian. ��� ���
Sid  Vincent,  :���  young   i hap    from
Loudon ami  Irene Lome, an American  girl have co-operated and  fi in i
nl a partnership that is to their mutual   advantage.     Mr.   Vincent   offers
resort     Al   the  hotel  i-.   ;;. :   ing   pos-
sihle I: i- bi en  dim    for the com
of tin- guests, and fresh butter, milk,
eggs   arid    \ egetal les    ai e    assun d
through the operation of the Terminal   Farm   adjacent   to   the   hotel
park.   Tht rates al the- hotel are $2.50
per   day   and    the    accommodation,
meals and  service are in  every  way
lirst class, and are as goi id as can bi
secured   at   the   besl   hotels   on   the
mainland.    Any   person   wishing   to
-���'cm.   i. sei i ations should  write   Mi
'i.   Latham,  Terminal   Summer    Resort,  Bowen  I -land.
During   the  campii -    season    the
company will operate a morning and
��� ��� . ning  sen ice te   and fn mm tl
land.    The.  boats  will  lea\ i   Van :  It
j-  9.15  every  morning  and  6,30
the island at 6.3 .On
ays   tin   boai   li a
at 10.30 a.n      T
in   closi -  touch   with
I, lephone   cable   has
laid i - ::-'   : land and 'plv n
tion   mat    bi    hai        -      Vancouve r,
ralcharactemations "of Vh'e "Cos-1 V^toria,
ter" anl the  English fop, while Miss  Steam.Na  igation   -     so
r       ,i,      .    ;,,,,   .���,i   nf  boats are at th    Unit     S.S. Co.
Lome  supphes   th,    singing   end   .et oj ||m,_
lhe offering.    #   (   ( ui..,       ,,   ,       S)       ,,,,,,    ,���    SeJ
Reed and Al Hookey
'ither Big S. & C, Acts
Prices  15c 25c, 35c, and 50c
Two Shows  Nightly, 7:30 and 9.15
Matinee daily 3 n m.
Drs. Howie & Hall
Have   oj tnec!   up   new   and   up-to-fiate
Dental   Parlors   in   the   Williams   Block,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have installed all the latest and
best appliances, and are prepared to
Hive yoti the best there is in the dental
A share of your patronage is
Gas    administered    for    the    painless
extraction of  teeth.
P. O   Howio, DD.8
Wm. 8.  Hall, DD.S.
Phone   Sey.   3266   for   appointment
6018  Fraser Avenue
(Establish , rs)
Cleaning and  Pressing
Reliable Repair Work
Suit^   Made-to Order
Pantages  Theatre
There are a number of splendid at-  TRAI)rn,. trttot rriMDAUv
Btar .���!
"itll    a
Fn n. '
nexl week. Julie Rinf
"Tlu- Vanki-i- Girl" appears
competent companj in a
farce entitled "The Man Sh.
whieh is brimful fi comic in
t'ail Stookdale anil company in a
dramatic episode e.f San Quentin
Prison, "2<i34 anil tin- warden" by
Walter Montague, are likely to be
fully appreciated.
Oilier turns in an unusually entertaining programme include the Elliott Brothers, musical comedians, and
Jeei- Carroll, thc well-known comedian!
Mrs. R. Hunter atlel family, of River
Roael, left Vancouver mi Wednesday
evening for Wirtnipeg, where they
will reside. Mr. Hunter, who formerly was connected with the sleeping
and dining bar department ot Hie C.
P K. at Vancouver has-been appointed assistent superintendent of
department     at      Winnipeg.
Empress Theatre
Thai widely known drama
Twee Orphans." is Ilie lull this
at the Empress Theatre, anil
audiences were enraptured with ...
siory. It runs the gamut eif ih,- ern i
tions. I.ove. chivalry, intrigue, poli
tical conspiracy, all play a part in i,.-
plot, and the many scenes succeed
each other with growing interesi. Tl:
story of the two country girls wh'
come to Paris, only to fall into e ���
hands, enlists the deepest sympathy
The scenes of lii.irli and low Parisia
life are a fine .contrast. The horrible abode of Mother l-'rocliard, the
old liag, where Louise is kept pris
uner,. is a vivid contrast t'i the mag-
niliccnt villa of the Marquis, where
he and the either gay members of
King Louis XVI's Court, hold tlrcir
revels Isabelle Fletcher as Henrirt-
���te,. Meta' Marsky as Louise. Tilly
Armstrong as Fmcliard. and Mary
Stevens as the Countess Liniere. stts-,
tain the feminine part of the cast,
while Charles Ayres as the Chevalier, V. T. Henderson as Jacques, Harold Xelson as Pierre, deserve special
mention for their work. ...ie scenery is splendid.
Special Services Sunday and Concert
on Monday
The second anniversary of the
founding of St. David's Chftrch,
South Vancouver, was celebrated lasl
Sunday and Monday, and a large
number of the congregation attended
on beith days.
t 'n Sunday special services were
held. Rev. E. A. Henry, B.A., of
Chalmers Church, Pairview, conducting the morning service, and the Rev
Dr. Peter Wright, of Kitsilano. in
he  evening.
It  is two years ago since  the  first
small congregation met in the home       -   =.----..�����������   "��.>...V..3 u
.f   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Robson.   and   the   fcivut  lines  which  they are handling.
rowilcel Service at St. David's Church       The president of the company,   \lr
ni Sunday was evidence of its grati-   C.  G.  McLean,  is  a  man  of sterling
Several   Prominent   South   Vancouver
Men  on   Executive  Committee
A meeting of iln- direct ��� i the
Trailers' Trust Company Limited was
lu-lii ai tin- h -.nl office, loo I listings
Street West, on Friday, April 25. al
which linn- ihe .'li'ie-e-rs of the company were elected for the- ensuing
year. Tlu- directors nf the company
include a number e.f ilu- most prominent e-iti/e-ns .,1 South Vancouver.
The present directors are : Messrs. j
F I'.. Elliott, Mr. R. C. Hodgson.
Re-\, .1, C. Madill, Kenneth Lam. mil.
John Thomson, Thomas Duke. W. G.
Scott, A. X Daykin, R. S. Lewington, C. t'e. McLean. J. Newton, W. Il
Pierce, G. Kellett, A. A. McLean.
M I'., and  Kenneth  McLeod.
The executive committee is composed e.f Thomas Duke, C. G. McLean. F. 1-:, Elliott, \\ C. Scott and
R, C.  Hodgson.
Two branch offices have been
opened in South Vancouver, one located e,n the con ; i if 4fith and
Fraser Avenue, under the management of R. S. Lewington and R.
Speirs, which has been operating for
about four months, anel the other i-
Incateel mi 43rd and Victoria Drive.
under the management of 1-'. E. Elliott. Both of these offices report ai
very  gratifying   business   in   the   elif-
Business   College
"Tht School of ttrtaiattn"
Satisfaction guaianted or money refunded
Corner Main St. & 10th Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont   2075
G. A. Thompson
H.  Crowe
Cedar Cottage
Builders'   Supply
Dealers   in
Sand,   Gravel,   Cement,   Brick,   Laths,
Fibre, Etc.
Phone :   Fairmont   549
Cor. of Vanness Ave., near Porter Rd.
P. O. Box 35, Cedar Cottage. B. C.
Houses and Lots at
ivinir growthi^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
tin   Monday a  very successful  and
mjoyable  concert  was   held.   Rev.  J.
<. Robertson, the pastor of the
church, being in the I'hair, A varied
programme, of mutfcjjnas tendered,
Mr. W. W. Reibcrtsoniconducting the
orchestra. Among -those Who1 took
part in the entertainment were :' -Mr,'
W. W. Kobertson. Mrs. W. W. Ro&*
ertson, Miss McLaren. Mr. James
Hall, tenor, Mr. J. Cochrane, baritone: Mr. McMillan, elocutionist; and
-i Japanese chorus by the young ladies
of tile church in Costume. Miss Reeb-
erlson ably presided at the piano.
qualities, and has already built for
himself a considerable reputation in
financial circles in Vancouver, and
with the assistance Of- the -men -who
have become associated with him
should make the Traders' Tnist Company Limited an organization which
will in time stand out 'promine'ntly
aS' one of tlie leading financial institution-- iu Vancouver; Mr. J. K. Ncw-
toii, wlm is w.,>ll and"favorahly known
in Vancouver business circles is in
charge of the bond and stock department.
The  policy  of  the   company   is   to
transact a strictly trust business, and
The   Pioneer   Agetnjs
Rjght'.at itatipn'  .-.
City:  123'iPender--Weal
 ���  - ���  -    .. ...     ' -i
it is believed there never has been a
mor,e opportune time for the development of a company of this kind than
the  present. T"
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1913.
Progressive Men and Firms who are making MAIN STREET
Greater Vancouver's Big Business Thoroughfare
We call for and deliver, thoroughly clean and press gent's suits, $1.50
each; or sponge and press same for
75c each. Ladies' suits from $1.50
to $1.75.
Province Renovatory
"None  Better"
4136 Main St.     PHONE:   Fair. 1163
Builders and Auctioneers
4258  Main  Street
Phone:    Fairmont  1492
Real   Estate   and   Commission   Broken
H. N. Hallberg, Manager
Cor.   Main  ft  29th   Ave.      South  Vancouver
5604 Main St. (41st Ave. & Main St.)
S. Vancouver Phone:  Fraser  64
Cor. 50th Ave. & Main St.
First-Class  Provisions,  Flour,
Feed, etc.
Toronto  Furniture
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont 16(50
Al a meeting of tbe Main Sireet Improvement Association, held Monday
evening une of the leading questions
discussed was the high assessment on
Main Street. Main Street, declared
ex-Reeve Pound, pays one-eighth of
the taxes of Si mill Vancouver municipality, and it was quite evident that
it does not get in return any thing
like that proportion of the money
spent in the municipality for improvements; hence this street is and
has been providing more than its
share of the money necessary for the
upkeep of the municipality, and naturally should have its assessment very
much reduced. Besides, the property now is assessed at a higher value
than thc lots can be sold for.
A question asked was : Can thc
owner of a lot have his assessment
lowered if too high without lowering
the other bits as well in the block
which are also assessed for the same
value, or is it necessary for all the
property owners in the block to appeal collectively? If such is the case,
according to the Municipal Clauses
Act, it then becomes almost impossible for the individual owner to get
redress. This seemed to bc the conclusion arrived at when it was explained by Mr. I'euind that individual
lots could neit be altered without
changing olher lots proportionately
in the same locality. It would appear from this that the taxpayer's
rights are very much more limited
when he attends the Cenirt of Revision to get an alteration in his assessment than would seem from lhe information gleaned from his assessment notice where it says ; "If you
deem yourself Improperly assessed,
you or your agent may notify me of
such improper assessment at least
ten days previous to the first meeting of the Court of Revisiein, which
will be held at the Municipal Mall.
South Vancouver, on a date which
will bc duly advertised, when your
complaint will be tried in conformity
wilh the provisions of the statutes."
The discussion over this matter
was closed by appointing the President and D. Grimmett to interview
the municipal solicitor and appeal on
behalf of the association at the Court
of Revision against improper assessment on Main Street. The Secretary
was also instructed to write Ihe
Council asking them to pass a resolution  instructing  the    Assessor    for
1914,  t" assess  Main  Sireet  propertyI
proportionately   t<>   prevailing   eeuidi-
tions in the municipality.
Another matter which  came in for
a greal deal nf discussion was the do!
lay of the H. C. Electric in putting
on through cars on Main  Street. Thet
committee  appointed at   the   previous i
meeting   repotted   that   the   company
had failed  to  promise a  definite time j
when   tlje   through  service   would  be j
inaugurated,   and  after   a   great   deal j
of   discussion   as   to   the   reason   for1
delay, a comniiltee of twice the num-
ber,  consisting of Messrs.  Grimmett,
Greenlay,   Ronton,   Pound,   Richardson   and   Clo'.gh   were   appointed   to |
interview the officials of the company
and bring matters lo a head.
_ 1  a��  , .	
Tram Line Improvements
From Main Street, near Pender
Street West, to Twenty-lifth Avenue,
extensive track work is now in progress Owing to the heavy and increasing traffic to South Vancouver,
considerable road repairing and tram
line relaying is under way in the vicinity of Twenty-fifth Avenue. During
the past week great activity in the
construction work of new stores
along ibis busy thoroughfare have !
been observable.
The Up - to ��� date Grocery Store
Try our Special
Blend of
40c TEA
40c Coffee
ia Invigorating
Quaker Peas    l  d0z.  for $1.60
Salmon  2 cans for 25c
Cooking Onions    io lbs.  for 25c
Old Dutch Cleanser   3 for 25c
Washing Ammonia   15c per bottle
Swift's  Borax   Soap      5C  pcr   f^fof
Fels Xaptha  Soap          4 f,,r 25c
4493 MAIN STREET (Corner 29th Avenue)
Kitchen and Builders' Hardware, etc.
Cor. 51st Ave. & Main St.
Vancouver, B.C.
(Continued from Page 8)
Twenty-eighth Ave. and  Main Street
Missei Hall and  Wettley,  Graduated  Nuraet
Terma Moderate
Phone : Fairmont 2165
a hat which he immediately pronounced the one that had been worn by
Neils. In a few seconds an arm was
uncovered and the body was then
completely disinterred.
The  face could not be recognized,
Houses   at   Very   Moderate j havi"f j��"  -^figured apparently  by
�����,..,���������       ' I repeated  blows.    But  all  the  articles
of clothing were identilied by friends
of Neils, and if further proof had
been needed the shirt bore his name.
In the left ear of the dead man was
also a leaden ring lhat Neils had
worn in  life.
Ericsen had no no alternative but
to arrest Qvist. The clergyman assented .willingly, while asserting his
innocence. He admitted that appearances wcre strongly against him, but
declared he awaited the outcome with
confidence that he would be shown
free of guilt. He was taken to the
village  jail.
The genius of the*natural investigator, Ericsen, had here its first opportunity for expansion. He entered the puzzling affair with a predisposition in favor of the accused, an
honest desire to implicate him no further than indisputable fact made necessary, which effectively guarded
against his hasty acceptance of damaging evidence. But having struck
the scent he could not but follow
whither it led him. Foul play had
been done and it was for him to establish how and by whom. There
was no hesitation. His keen intelligence sought out and laid bare the
essential facts as he found them with
the accuracy of the surgeon's scalpel.
To start with, he needed no neighbor to tell him that Seron Qvist,
though a man of excellent parts and
of admirable character, was haunted
by an active and violent temper which
he was at some pains to control even
in trillcs. Each parishoner could
have related some incident that prov-
d the irresistibility of their pastor
when he was crossed or aroused by
opposition.    He was perpetually in a
itarrel, and as frequently was he regretting some hasty word or action.
There were few to hold this against
It iin, however, for his sincere sorrow
following an outbreak was known and
Ericsen easily established that
Qvist bad engaged in a series of altercations wilh Neils Bruns during
the three months the farm hand had
spent beneath his roof. Service was
Scarce and the laborer was worthy of
his hire or they must have parted,
sei bitter hael been their strife on several occasions. The Magistrate
threshed out this phase until he found
fanners   who   could   swear   lo   having
(Doctor of Chiropratic)
25C   22nd    Avenue    East,    close    to
Main Street
Hours : 1.30 till 6.    Consultation free
Chiropractic succeeds where medi-
ine fails. For all complaints, whether
acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
the thing.
Phone Seymour 4574
Old Country Watches a specialty
Established   3   years
F. McGillivray
Watchmaker and Jeweler
533 Main Street
All   Watches,   Clocks   and   Jew-
elery repaired on  the premises,
South  Hill P.O.  Bo*  105
Sheet Metal Work
Don't  place any order before
getting an estimate from us.
We   have   something   attractive and of value to offer.
Furnaces  installed
McCuaig Sheet Metal
4250 Main St.
seen  Qvist  cudgel  his  employee dur    ������ jl"n|K''1 '
ing one  dispute.
Enquiry then led Ericsen to the
Widow Karsten and her daughter
Slse, who had let fall dark hints
Civic Deputation Waits Upon B. C.
Electric Officials
Reeve Kerr and a deputation from
the South Vancouver Municipal
Council waited upon Mr. F. Glover,
general executive assistant of the B.
C. Electric, last Thursday, with the
object of securing a reduction on the
lighting  charges  in   the  municipality.
The lighting rate at present is 15
cents per kilowatt hour as charged
in D. L. 301 and Hastings townsite
before the reductions introduced on
April 1. The matter will come up
again at the next meeting of the
lighting and  heating  committee.
cerning their concealment of
happenings of which they had knowledge. Ile we.rmed from them that
they had been passing the clergyman's garden on the very afternoon
of the disappearance, when Neils
Bruns bad called to them through the
hedge, and had thrust out a handful
of nuts, which they accepted. They
asked him what be was doing, and he
replied that he had been set to dig
I lhe garden, but the task was not to
his liking and he was shirking it. The
conversation was interrupted by the
slamming of a door and Neils remarked that Soren Qvist was coming.
"Listen," he said to the women,
and you will hear a wondrous preachment."
They waited, curious to hear their
pastor in one of his rages, and overheard a stormy duel of words between
the clergyman and his farm hand, who
defended himself with bitter retorts
against the charge of neglecting his
work. Finally, they reluctantly admitted, they heard Qvist utter these
words in a voice half choked with
"I will beat thee, dog, until thou
nest dead at my feet."
Then came a sound of blows, while
Neils called the pastor a rogue, a
hangman and various other ill terms.
Qvist made no answer, but the woman saw the blade of a spade rise and
fall twice above the hedge, with a
dull shock, as upon a body at its descent.    After  this   there  was  silence,
and they hurried on their way along
thc path, uneasy at what they had
seen and heard. They were not able
to swear as to whose hands held the
spade, owing to the thickness and
height of the hedge. They Were unwilling aids to Ericsen, and it was
only by dint of cautious questioning
and clever manipulation of their fears
and beliefs that he obtained this important statement.
The pastor was removed to Gren-
ace, a larger town near by, and a judical examination was held at which
Ericsen presented some of his findings. The indefatigable Magistrate,
much as he personally regretted thc
web it was his duty to weave, had
placed his case in a much stronger
position and had three additional witnesses on hand to bear out the earlier
testimony. These were two other
farm hands and the dairy maid employed by Qvist. The men swore
that they were near a window in the
house on the day of the disappearance and had heard the quarrel described by the Widow Kartsen and
her daughter. They affirmed that the
pastor had cried out :
"I will slay thee, dog. Thou shah
lie dead at my feet."
They had not taken the trouble to
look out of the window, they said, because they knew the master's ways.
They deposed, furthermore, to having
heard Qvist make a similar threat to
Neils on two previous occasions. The
dairy maid said that on the same
night when Larsen was spying among
the hazel bushes she had been awakened by the creak of a door and
footsteps. Rising in alarm she had
tiptoed to the threshold of her room
and looked into the hall. A figure
passed her. By the green dressing
gown and white cap she recognized
her employer, who continued his way
to the garden. She thought this midnight wandering a little strange, but
returned to rest and heard the creaking of the door again an hour later.
When these facts were brought out
there wcre few to doubt thc guilt of
the pastor, although the sympathy of
many bumble households went out
to their hotheaded shepherd. Confronted by the weight of statement,
Qvist was deeply perturbed, and volunteered his explanation of a part of
thc   black   showing  against   him.
lie- admitted the quarrel with Neils
and the threat againsl his farmhand's
life, which he said he had made in
Ihe heat of anger without serious
meaning. He declared that when he
struck Neill the man dropped the
Spade, Casting abeiut f<>r a slick In
his e.yralh he caught up Ihe spade and,
Neils continuing Iii-- abuse, hit his employee twice with it, flat or edge he
could not say. The man fell. Alarmed at this, for bis temper had quickly
cooled, he Stopped to raise him, when
Iiis feel and made off,
leaving the garden by a rear gate. Ik-
stated positively that hc had not seen
any trace of the farmhand from that
minute until the disinterring of the
con-jlienly.   As tn his mysterious midnight
He found the famous gown, examined it with meticulous care, noted
certain marks and stains upon it, and
then instituted a quiet inquiry among
those who knew the garment best. He
proved that on the morning after the
alleged burial it had been found covered with mould and soiled earth. It
had afterward heen cleaned, but not
thoroughly. He also established that
it was lying on the floor of the pastor's room that morning instead of
hanging from its accustomed peg
against the wall. When the magistrate had made all this secure, for
purposes of production in court he
knew the satisfaction of work well
and  thoroughly  done.     His  chain  of
circumstantial     evidence     was    com-:,,, ,. .    ,���..,
plete j Phone: Fair. 807
The case came to trial in due time.
Soren Qvist made a good impression
upon his presentation at the bar, and
his plea of "Not guilty" was delivered
with firmness and the ring of sincerity. He followed lhe testimony with
puzzled attention, but with no change
in his demeanor up to the introduction of the witnesses who swore to
having seen him dragging the sack,
and the others that brought out the
significance of the soiled gown. As
the import of this section of Ericson's
evidence came to him he tittered a
terrible cry and collapsed. So pitable
was his conditions that the trial was
postponed and the prisoner was hurried back to his cell.
Having regained his senses he sent
an urgent message for the man who
had been his friend for so many years
and who had now wound him close
in the toils of a succession of incriminating incidents from which
there could be no escape but to the
And there, in the prison cell, overpowered by the weight of evidence,
Soren Qvist made full confession.
''From my childhood," he began,
"I have ever been passionate, quarrelsome and proud, impatient of contradiction and ready for a word and
a blow. Yet have I seldom allowed
the sun to set upon my wrath and I
have borne no ill will to any one.
That 1 can say because knowledge
thus far is my own. For my deeds of
violence, conceived in an unchecked
spirit, behold me now properly punished. I feel that my present trouble
has been visited upon me as a judgment.
"I will now confess the
no doubt I committed. I have already
told how 1 struck Neils and how
he ran away. Three or femr times
In my life it has happened to me to
walk in my sleep. The last lime���
aboul nine years ago���I was lo preach
a funeral sermon lhe next day. In
searching for a text for my discourse
I was impressed by the appalling
truth of an ancient Greek saying,
I "Call ne, man happy until Ile is in
ibis grave." 1 was ence enraged tn base
my remarks tipini this saying if 1
(might   find   a   Christian    text   of   like
import.    I   seemed to  recall
ione, but  it
iof   memory
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court, as his duty lay. No doubt now
remaining as to the pastor's guil<
and, his Somnambulistic talc failing
of effect, on thc following morning
Soren Qvist was condemned to death.
The sentiment of the village had
been lurkingly with the pastor
throughout, and when the confession
was made known, indicating the lack
of evil intent beyond a sudden blow
struck in anger, a conspiracy was set
on foot to foil the operation of the
law. The jailer was bought over and
a boat was made ready to sail with
Qvist to Sweden. These preparations were brought to a stop, however, by the clergyman's refusal to
permit the attempt. He was convinced that his crime and execution
divinely ordered and he was resolved
to bear the penalty with what fortitude he could summon. It is fairly
certain that had any serious steps
been taken as planned they would
have been frustrated in any event.
Ericsen, the inexorable servant of
justice, the student of his fellow men,
the exponent of circumstantial evidence, was too keen to permit the
law to fail of its object. Friend or
enemy, the pastor had been condemned and must  die.
On the scaffold Soren Qvist was
permitted to address his parishioners
for the last time. lie delivered a
sermon of great power and pathos in
which he used Iiis own fate to impress his hearers with the danger of
a quick and hasty temper. Ile implored them to put passion and fury
from them, pointing lo the eonse-
rime which ' quences to which lie had himself been
submitted and saying that his crime
was nol only a stern visitation of
divine justice upon himself bul a
striking lesson te' Others, lie showed  perfect possess! >n  up to the very
moment nf death.
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Twenty-one years after the clergyman had been tried, Convicted and
executed for the murder of Neils
BntnS an aged beggar was noticed
one day along the highway which
ran through the parish. It was re-
markeel that he bore a strange resemblance te, Morten I'iruns, the
slipped  beyond   the   edge I Wealthy  tattle   farmer,  who  had   died
,,,,,        ���,,,,1   I   i,.,,i   been   unable I within   a year   or   so,   and  some  who
visit to the garden, described by Lar-   .    i    ,  ���,   y' ,     .'        ,        ��� sa.���   him Un  In   terror     The   hpuo-ir
,        ���.���...      ....     .      to find it un  in the time   I  retired for ' saw   mm  lan   in   ttiror.     nu   inggac
sen and verified by .the dairymaid, the  the Sigh,    ' w*S   questioned   and,   all  unconscious
pr!.S|';n-T    -,',,      S   ,�� Si'y,-: ���,   - "Cn  arising next morning  I  found i of   thc   importance   of  his  revelation,
II   is   either   a   lou       c   or   it   is  a ,   ,, .        ���       ,, ,,���l,,.������,,,,i   h maplf    as    \'r   s    Rruna
e   ,,- ,     , ,    ���     ��� ion  my tabic a paper bearing the ex-  announced   nimsui    as   evens   isruns,
. .tract  for  which  I  had   vainly  sought j whose   body   had     supposedly     l���.
''''"   ���'Let no man be deemed  happy be
In the interval before the
Ericson forged the strongest links in
his perfect chain of circumstances.
By infinite patience and caution,
working carefully about the curtain
of respect and affection with which
the people eif the parish wcre inclined to cover such incriminating facts
as they had cognizance of, he pinned
down two more witnesses whose testimony, used in the court attack,
crumbled the pastor's defence like a
bulwark  of cards.
These were two men who had been
in the vicinity of the parsonage on
the moonlight night which supposedly marked the burying of the body.
After much pressing they solemnly
averred they had seen the clergyman,
clothed in the green dressing gown
and the nightcap, dragging a heavy
sack from a patch of woods toward
the garden of his house. They had
not seen his face, for that was covered by a flap of sacking, but only
too well, they said, they knew the
clothes he wore.
Now came Ericson's triumph, the
cap stone of his structure. His imagination was caught by this constant reference to the green dressing
gown, familiar to every one in the
parish, and he found here the point
to which his whole circumstantial
creation should tend.
fore his end Cometh' (SyraCh, xi., 34)
Likewise I found a funeral sermon
upon ihis theme, well writ in my unmistakable hand and of far finer
thought and language than 1 thought
myself capable of producing. Again,
on an earlier occasion, I made my
way to the church in my sleep and
recovered thence an handkerchief
which I had dropped unbeknown to
myself. You ��� will thus observe that
I am surely a somnambulist, if only
at  rare intervals.
"You can guess the rest. While
your strongest evidence was being introduced against me today I followed in amaze, seeing how true Ihe
whole thing must bc. It convinced
me completely of my guilt. It Hashed across the latter end of that dark
deed in my sleep. Neils mus*. have
fallen dead in the woods as a result
if my blows after fleeing from me.
I must have tollowed him there at
night, finding his body by some
strange, subconscious sight. Then
must I have dragged his body to my
yard and buried it while my voluntary
brain was locked in slumber. Yes���
the Lord have mercy I���so it was, so
it must have been.   And I, a father!"
Ericsen, overwhelmed with sorrow
for his unfortunate friend, reported
tlvs  extraordinary confession  to  the
and the vengeful man found it an easy
matter to enter, make his way to the
clergyman's roeuii and doll the well-
known green dressing-robe, which he
topped with a nightcap.
On his return Neils asked what
these strange comings and goings,
might portend. The question apparently struck Morten with an understanding of some latent honesty in his
brother that irritated him. He produced a fat purse, and giving a hundred dollars to the penniless Neil*
told him, threateningly, to take himself off.
"Travel where thou wilt," he sternly ordered, "but get beyond the parish
at dawn and keep on. Never set foot
again on Danish soil as thou valuest
thy life."
Neils was properly impressed and
obeyed. When he was gone Morten
achieved his revenge upon Ihe pastor
by burying the body, returning the
gown to thc house and setting the
conscientious Ericsen upon the trail.
Hearing, after many years, of his
brother's death, Neils ventured to return in thc hope of profiting thereby.
The detective Magistrate who had so
ably collected his circumstantial evidence had been many years in his
grave when the name eif Snren Qvist
was thus finally chared of shame.
 a  ���e a	
Collingwood and District Tradesmen
to Close Wednesday Afternoons
The glial majority of the tradesmen of Collingwood and district have
decided to Close their stores every
Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock
freim May 7 to August 27.    It is only
fair that tradesmen who are confined
to indoor work for long hours during tin- week, especially on Saturdays, should have the opportunity on
at least one clay of enjoying a few
hours of the daylight and sunshine
of the  summer months.
'I hert is no doubt that the residents
of Collingwood and district will appreciate this view of the matter and
fall into the habit of arranging to do
their shopping on other days than
Wednesday   afternoons.
The enterprising tradesmen who
have agreed to observe this Wednesday half-holiday in Collingwood and
district are as follows : Harry Wall-
worth, Jas. I). Powc, J, E. Sheaver,
buried ill thc garden bv Qvist.
When the facts were related to him
he   professed the   utmost sorrow   for j W. Fraser, C. B. Fearney, D. McLean,
thc   course   of   fateful    events     andjH. McLedn.N. J. Trott, C.  B. .Hut-
dacecl the entire responsibility upon
his brother Morten. The cattle farmer, he said, had applied to lhe pastor
for thc hand in marriage of his handsome daughter. Being rejected with
sonic spirit, hc nursed his bitterness
and vowed revenge. He had caused
the penniless Neils to take service
with Qvist and had urged him to
quarrel, expecting some violent outcome.
On the day when the clergyman
struck Neils with the spade he hurried
to Morten with an account of his
wrongs and his brother concealed
him until night, promising that they
would even matters finely with Qvist.
At a late hour the two then unearthed
from the cross roads, where all such
were buried, the body of a young man
who had recently committed suicide.
Morten then caused Neils to change
his clothes with the body and as a
final touch took the leaden ring from
him and thrust it in he left ear of
the dead.
They bore the body to the woods
near the parsonage, and Neils was left
to guard it while Morden stole away
toward the house. It ie not the custom in rural Denmark to fasten doors
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Hrokerage, Mrs. Whitehead, Mr.
Walker, S. Grimshire, James Wood,
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Mountain   View  Methodist  Church
The Epworth League of the Mountain View Methodist Church held its
annual election of officers on Monday last. a
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year :
President :Mr. Sheridan; 1st. vice-
president, Mr. R. K. White; 2nd vice-
president, Mr. M. Timms; 3rd vice-
president, Miss B. Partriquin; 4tl��
vice-president, Mr. Grant: recording
secretary, Miss Nixon; corresponding secretary, Miss Jones; treasurer,
Mr. Dew; representative to local
union, Mr. Bishop; pianist, Miss Miller.
With the help of thc new executive
of the league Mountain View has
every reason to look forward to a
very successful year.


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