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Vol. I, No. 2
Price 5 Cents
'The City of South Vancouver"
Comes the Slogan from Ward V
Campaign Has Been Started to Throw Off Cumbersome
Yoke of Municipal Clauses Act
South Vancouver lias successfully
passed through the bib-and-tuckcr
stage of her development, according
lo the ratepayers of Ward V, who (
fired the lirst shot in the campaign
for Incorporation at a big mass meet- :
ing on Tuesday night.
Resolutions   passed   by   the   people
from Ward V ask for an incorpora- i
tion  bylaw   to t>c  introduced  at   the
It is pretty generally agreed through
out South Vancouver thai the ultimate
destiny of the district will be that of
a   partnership   in   the   larger   scheme
It   is   stated,   however,   that   to   lirst
erect   South   Vancouver   into   a   city I
would   be   the     shorter     and     easier j
method of bringing about a union.
Recent  disclosures of    graft    have '
given  the incorporation campaign an j
The Municipal Clauses A
<J Encouragement of Home Industry and Enterprise-such is the
slogan of the "Greater Vancouver Chinook. This paper will be
the mouthpiece of every institution working lo accomplish something
for Greater Vancouver.
<I The paper is financed by South Vancouver business men,
published in South Vancouver, and edited and printed by South
Vancouver citizeni.
fl Thai this paper may increase in power and usefulness until
South Vancouver has been wrought into the dominating unit ol the
greatest city of modem times���such is the ambition of the founders
of the "Greater Vancouver Chinook."
What South Vancouver's Civic
Fathers are Doing at Headquarters
Progress    is   the    Watchword���Many    Happenings
Interest to the Ratepayers
earliest possible moment. Copies of \ impetus. 1 he .Municipal Clauses Act,
these resolutions are being forwarded i ��," Pointed out, is an unwieldy af-
to all the other ratepayers' associa- >alr- Ma"y of If* shortages that the
lions and  public  bodies in   the 'muni- I government audit will reveal can un
Since the annexation idea of one
year ago was killed, public opinion
in South Vancouver lias veered
round. Xine out of ten men who
were anxious for annexation to Vancouver last year have changed their
stand in the question.
Mr. D. Burgess, former Councillor
for Ward V, is .me of ihe pioneers in
the movement for incorporation. He
appeared at the meeting on Tuesday
night, and practically led the discussion on the subject.
Il was staled at the meeting that
the defeal of the sewerage Bylaw,
which, had il passed, would have linked up South Vancouver to the greater
city, is considered by many to be
largely  an  indication  of public opin-
doubtedly be traced, not to Crooked
dealings on the part of the Councillors, but to loose and irregular
methods which were resorted In in
spending the municipality's money,
for the municipality's good, in order
that the seemingly unreasonable and
inconvenient phases of ihe Municipal
Clauses Act might be averted.
At the meeting of the Ward V ratepayers it was generally agreed that
it was unreasonable to try to run the
third largest urban centre in British
Columbia on ihe basis of a rural
When the regular meeting of the
South Vancouver Board of Trade takes
place al the Municipal Hall on Monday,
May 27. ihe question of incorporation
will be taken-up, and it is likely that
the  meeting  will  he  replete   with ac-
ion on the question of incorporation. ; tion on that account.
I This is the first of a number of articles that will appear under this
caption from the pen of a public-
spirited citizen J
In taking up these series of articles
and pen pictures of the Council, etc.,
we want it to be distinctly understood that we have no intention of
stirring up mud. We simply want to
show how the Council and its working strike the newcomer from the
Old World. As the heart is the
centre and vital spot of the human
body, once let the heart get out of
order, then Ihe whole body goes
So with the Council. When they
realize that the people have conferred
upon them the highest honor they
can bestow; that in them they have
for the time given over all power as
to the welfare, good working, and
present destiny of the municipality;
that they, the Council, are the working heart, and thai from them shall
emanate an example of energy and
integrity in all matters belonging to
municipal matters, then will we have
their examples followed and copied
by the employees, while it will give
confidence to the investing public and
hasten that time which we are all
longing to see, when the hum of the
workshop and factory shall tell us
that we have passed from the stage
of infancy, as it were, into the young
manhood of growing cities���that we
were not only beginning to manufacture for ourselves, hill also taking
a share in the outside world's competition.
This position we shall take in a
very short time. It is up I.' our Conn
cil to hasten thai period by instilling
Into ihe investing public and manufacturers thai confidence lh.it will inspire them to have every faith in our
future possibilities, to know that their1
investments  are  intrusted under care |
that  will  safeguard  them.      Nothing
can hinder the growth of South Vancouver.     Its    gee .graphical     position;
its   fresh-water   harbors;   its   natural
basin from Eburnc to Burnaby, along
the River Road 1" the North Arm of
Ihe  Fraser  River, seem  to cry aloud
for the oncoming of ihe engineers and '
busy  workers  and  SO  convert   il   into
what Nature meant  ii    to   be���the
greal terminal of rail and water,
To   those   from   ihe   Old   Country
who have not yet visited the Fraser |
River  I  would ask them to take the ;
Main   Street   car   to   the   Rosenburg
Road and  take a view  there of how
the river runs.    Then walk along the j
River   Road   up   Victoria   Road.     At j
Rosenburg Road rest for a lime; let !
your eyes feast on the great panorama
before you,  take  in all  the  possibili- !
ties  that  lie  before  this  young  and
growing   municipality,   and     say     to
yourself, I am pround that my steps
have guided me to South Vancouver;
that   I   have  invested  all   my  money
here, for I see an asset that no other
city has; that one day she will fulfil
her destiny by being one of the great
leading cities of the world."
There was quite a little scene in
the police court at the Municipal Hall
on Saturday morning. Reeve Kerr
and the members of the Council were
waiting to be called on behalf of Mr.
James McGeer in connection with
the action lodged by him against a
tenant for allegedly creating a nuisance by keeping a cow. When the
name of the tenant was cs.llcd there
was no appearance, and Constable
Hughes reported that he did not believe a summons had been served.
''The moon must be in a queer portion just now. The whole of you
seem to be on your heads this morning." declared the magistrate, wrath-
"1 want to get away to Harrison
Hot Springs on Monday, and now I
have to wait again." angrily declared
Mr.  McGeer.
"I can't help that," replied the magistrate.
The auditor, Mr. M. J. Crehan, appointed by the Attorney-General to
audit the books of the South Vancouver Municipality, commenced his
duties in the Municipal Hall on Monday, with a staff of four assistants.
The audit is being conducted in
private, and should any necessity
arise for an investigation under the
Public Enquiry Act, due notice will
be given by advertisement.
Cedar Cottage was little more than a flag station mi the line to C 1
lingwood less than two years ago. The business centre on Commercial
Street was merely in ils formalive stages
Report That C. N. R. Has Abandoned
English Bluff
The reported purchase by the Can- ' have abandoned their original plan of
adian Northern Railway of large building at English Bluff, and have
tracts of acreage cast of Woodward's   B"��ne across the water to the  Island.
Landing on Lulu Island, to be used
by the company for wharves, elevators, etc., is causing a great stir
among realty holders near that point.
While   the   railway    company,     to
! date,  has  given   no  official  confirma-
' tion of the story, still it i- understood,   ported  in  a
where they have a much greater denth
nf water, sufficient to accommodate
all the larger vessels and other cargo
boats. At the proposed point there
is a depth of 40ft of water, while
ample shelter is provided.
Many transactions have been recreate  and   holdings  ,i(l-
tlie   best   of   authority,   that   they   jacent to this point
A  scheme  for  oiling  the  roads  of
South Vancouver will be considered
by the Council at an early dale.
Another Ratepayers' Association is
being formed, to be called a Citizen.'
The residence of Mrs. G, II. Brown,
St. Catherine Street, took tire on
Monday morning. The timely efforts
of Messrs G. A. Husband. II. Hansen, and R. Frost saved the building
from being consumed. The damage
is estimated ..' about $100.
A   special  meeting of the  Council
was   held    on     Monday    aftern i.
Reeve Kerr presided, and there were
also present Councillors 'I hird,
Campbell, Elliott, Thomas, and J E.
Springford, clerk. In addition to
matters reported elsewhere in this
issue, the Council transacted a lot of
���jiii' ral business.
The Clerk's salary was increased to
$175 a month, and Mr. Hulling was
placed on the permanent salary roll
at $75 a month.
The CK-rk was instructed to ar
rang.- a date for the full Council to
mi el the I Ion Carter Cotton re the
money grant for road purposes and
local improvemenl matti rs.
The Position of Health Inspector
Accounts amounting to $36,915.50
were passed for payment, and a claim
by Mr. Robert Paterson, 36th Avenue,
City Heights, for $250 for injury to
his child, was referred to the health
inspector, the committee having de
cided that the Council is nol liable
Six names were submitted for the
position ni assistant health inspector,
bui the appointment was deferred,
and then business of a formal character was transacted,
Nurses   For   South   Vancouver
'in   Monday   afternoon   the   South
Vancouver Municipal Council was in
terviewed  by  a  deputation  of  1
from the Victorian Order of N'ur ���.
consisting  of   Mrs.   Macauley,   presi
dent; Miss Franklin, head nurse; Mrs.
Madill,   Mrs.   I'rowse,   Mrs.   Mowatt,
Mrs.   McConkey,   Mrs.   Dickie.   Mrs
I Hunter. Mrs. Grier, Mrs. Street, Mrs.
' Hopkins and  Mrs.  Lamberton.    The
object  of the deputation was to  lay
i before  the  Council   some  particulars
regarding the work of the institution,
1 with  a  view  to  extending  its  operations to South Vancouver.
Mrs.  Macauley said the ladies  present    had   decided   to   interview   the
Council   as   representing   the   Victorian   Order   of   Nurses,   to   see   what
could be done in regard to establish- -
ing   a   branch   in   South   Vancouver.!
The institute had been established  15 i
years, during which rime il had been t
j at work nursing among the poor and :
those who ]i,-h1 smal! incomes and who
��� could nut afford to pay for the sir
vices of a nurse. The work had extended all over Vancouver, It had
spread to the various municipalities
until now the time had come when
a branch was needed in Smith Vancouver, The City Council had already given $1800 towards the work.
but there were such a large number
of cases it was necessary that two
nurses should be allocated to South
Vancouver The work was done in
homes where they did not pay anything at all in many .-uses. In other
cases women had been deserted by
their husbands, or the husband was
in the hospital. There were other
cases when- they paid a hub. but]
thev   always   endeavored   to   induce'
Mr. A. H. Bull, municipal solicitor, at the request of the Council,
has drawn up a bylaw, fixing the
tax-rate for the ensuing year, with
a rate of 12J4 mills on improved
property, and a rate of 22</i mills
on wild lands.
everyone to pay something. The
work had given great satisfaction and
bad been a tremendous help, but
I here were only seven nurses to do
the work. The average salary to a
nurse was $40 a month The deputation asked the Council to assist in
some way. si) that two nurses could
be located in South Vancouver,
where the nurses attended eleven
cases l.'isi month.
Councillor Elliott said this was a
mailer which should receive -urae
sort    of   support    from   the   Council.
How would a house provided for the
nurses meel the case'
1   luncillor  Campbell   said    if    the
mailer  was  referred  to a  committee
it   could  be  fully  discussed,  and  the
could attend and probably make
Mrs. Macauley said the deputation
would like to leave tl in the hands
of the Council, but it was essential
to do something quickly. She was
sure the Council would not turn it
Reeve Kerr: How much do yon
want outside the building?
Mrs Macauley: About $150 _a
month would keep two nurses, if they
had a place to stay in.
Councillor Thomas ; The City has
contributed $1800. I should like to
assist you as far as possible. I am
in perfect sympathy with your request.
Councillor F.lliott : If wc have two
nurses there should be one on each
-ide of the municipality.
It was decided to discuss the question in the Finance    Committee    ol
June 5.
Reeve Kerr thanked the ladies
present for taking such a deep interest in the affairs of the municipality.
Councillor Campbell: The hospital question in South Vancouver is
very urgent, but until we purchase a
site we have nowhere to put it. This
closed the discussion.
South Vancouver Finances : Balance
The cash statement for the month
of April has been issued by Mr. J.
E. Springford, clerk to the munici-
nality. The income since January 1
has been $529,336, and expenditure
$307,336, leaving a balance in hand
of $27,200.
The roads expenditures to date are
���Ward 1 : 527,707: unexpended balances ai the beginning .���: 1��12. $119,-
846. Ward II Expenditure, $18,820;
unexpended balances at beginning of
1912, $76,056. Ward III : Expenditure, $21,165; unexpended balances at
beginning of 1912, $71,433, Ward IV ;
Expenditure, $14,938; unexpended
balances at beginning of 1912, $87,-
666 Ward \ Expenditure, $42,337;
unexpended balances at beginning of
1912, $65,239
Bjard of Trade Advertising
On Monday morning the Board - I
Trade senl a deputatii n to the Finance Con of Sun'.]-. Vane u t
re the gram for advertising.
Mr  K  C. Hodgson, president of the
sixtj members and did all the publicity and ad
vertising   work   oi   the   municip
board intended ti advertise iu English and American papers,
and also t- - secui e a stall in the quarters ol tli Pi gress Club of Van. - u-
Mr.   Charles    ! cry.
said the board �� as als< i trj ing I
-  establishmi nl ���    - im<  large
ial  lions,- in  Soutl   Vancouver.
dun cillor Elliott, chairman of the
committi e, -aid the C mi cil had vol
id $3000, and some of the advertising
had, in his opinion, beer  to the best
advantage of the   nunicipality
Councillor Thin, ; The papers do
more advertising than the Hoard of
Trade. When the president of the
Board of Trail, gave out that he was
-��� bridges over the Fraser River,
he though! it injudicious.
Mr. Hodgson defended his declaration against bridges over the Fraser.
Reeve Kerr, amid laughter, suggested that Mr. Hodgs ind Councillor Third should use his office to
settle their differences.
When the Council gives money,
said the Reeve, it should know how
it is spent.
Councillor Third : I once belonged
to th. Hoard of Trade, but when I
saw how  it was being run I cut it.
Councillor Campbell repudiated the
charge of sectionalism against the
board. The municipality had a population of 30,000, and no" means to let
outsiders know of the advantages of
Smith Vancouver, he said.
i Continued on Page 2)
Cedar Cottage people claim that their district is the real hub of South Vancouver. Whether this be true or not, Cedar Cottage in itself is the
nucleus of a city. If Cedar Cottage, with its live thousand people, were lifted out of South Vancouver and placed, for instance, in Western Ontario
it would be considered a community with all the features of a real city. Cedar Cottage merchants are aggressive, and those win. live in and about
Cedar Cottage arc public-spirited citizens. . ..It. is such splendid spirit as shown in the building-up of Cedar Cottage that will make South Vancouver
a powerful city.
The South Vancouver Council
has passed a blasting bylaw which
imposes Stringent conditions.
Blasting can only be done after
consent given in writing by the
Engineer or Council, and then only
within a certain distance from the
The explosives bylaw- now in
operation by the Council provides
for the proper storage of all dangerous combustibles, and the per.
ally- for violation of the bylaw i<
t I
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
South Vancouver
River Road. Ontario Street, and  I!. C,  Electric Trackage and
All  Lots  Cleared  and Graded
Subdivision of portion of Block 11, I'- '������ 322
River Road Lots, each 	
Ontario Street Lots, each .
Inside Lots, each  	
.    800
.    700
Terms : < me-sixth cash, balance over three years,
loir Plans, Prfce List and Particulars apply
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Malum. McFarland & Procter Ltd.
[nsurance M"m'.v ,n '���"an
Vereements For Sale Purchased
The B. C. Wine Co.
Carry a large and well-assorted stock of selected Wines and
Sole Agents for
1). & J. McCallum's "PERFECTION" SCOTCH
II. Simpson & Co.'s "BLUE FUNNEL" SCOTCH
Whitbread & Co.'s LONDON ALE AND STOUT
Phone : Seymour 312
Special   deliveries   every   Tuesday   and    Friday   mornings   to
Smith Vancouver
The best place to buy your
Right Quality       Right Prices Right Service
25th Avenue and Main
We Handle the McClary Kootenay Range
Corner Bodwell Road and Eraser Street
Cedar  Cottage Sales Stable
David McMillan - - Proprietor
W. C. McKim
A. Hamilton
Phone : Fairmont 801
G. Hopkins
South Vancouver Specialists
City Heights P. O.
Absolute Cleanliness,
Purity, Daintiness and Liberality
are the conspicuous features at our
II e know how to prepare a glass of soda that will satisfy.
In fancy drinks wc have all the favorites and some new ones
that cannot be found at any other fountain.
Best of all. our Soda. Syrups and Ice Cream arc all kept as
cold as plenty of ice can keep them.
Drop in and we'll scree yon a drink that will make you want
to come often.
E. R. Gordon, Family Druggist
(The Hillcreat Post Office)
Phone : Fairmont 785 and 1703
South Vancouver Civic Notes
Tin' Municipal Council will igain
in.,1 ihe itreel railway company and
isk for more extensions and conces-
i ns ffonj '!'<��� Company. The Council
w.ini the company to extend the Victoria Road carline to No. .' Road; the
Prater Street carliti* to the Eburne
Wi siiniii-.il i line; the operation of
can "ii Ihe Main Street line rinlit
through i" the Eburne line; the contraction ol i line "ii Knight Road to
Forty-third Avenue; the construction
nf ,i line along Wilson Road; the
double tracking "f Main and Fraser
Street*, anil a reduction in Hunting
rates ami  fan's.     It  is almost   certain
thai ii" reduction will be made in
itreel lighting rates.
*   *   ��
The Commiaiioneri have decided
i" install lights around the bandstand
in Central Park.    A regular series "f
concerts will be given in the Park
iliis summer by the South Vancouver
Citizens' Hand.
Some dissatisfaction was expressed
ai Tuesday evening's meeting at Collingwood  at   the   non-attendance  of
Reeve   Kerr   and   Councillor    Elliott,
who had heen announced to (peak.    It
has since transpired that no Invitation to attend reached Reeve Kerr,
who was attending a meeting in
another pari of the municipality.
* * *
There was an amusing incident at
the meeting of the Municipal Council on  Monday, when Charlie Ting, a
Canadianized Celestial, appeared before the Council  chewing gum.  with
.i determination worthy of a better
cause. Reeve Kerr requested him to
remove the chew, as the council
could ii"l understand his application.
The applicant did nol understand the
request, and offered to "divvie" up,
laying, "You like gum; heap Boot. I
think urn fine, chew all time." The
Council smiled and politely declined
the offer.
* *   ���
The School Hoard propose to erect B
building at South Hill, which will be
lined for the transaction of business
and   as   headquarter*.     The     trustees
discussed the matter at a meeting this
week Mi McArthur. J I'., will wail .
on the Council with the board's re- j
* *     *
On  Sunday  evening the member*
of Central Park Loyal Orange Lodge
held I heir lirst church [parade, and at- |
tended   St.  John's   Anglican   Church.
the   Citizens'   Hand   of   Central   Park I
leading.     Alter   the   service   the   men
marched to their hall, where the  National  Anthem   was  sung before  dis
* *   *
The   South   Vancouver     Hoard    of I
Trade has requested the Council to
obtain   pictures  of  all   the  ex-Reeves
and   Councillors.     It   is   intended   to I
hang the pictures in  the  Municipal
* *    *
Mr. James B, Springford. Municipal
Clerk, went on Tuesday for a ten-days
holidy. Assistant Clerk Welton will
act in his place until his return.
The  Ladies'  Aid  Society    of    the ,
Westminster   Presbyterian     Church  j
held   their   regular   monthly   meeting
in the church, comer 26th avenue and I
Welton street on Thursday,  May  16, j
a  large  number  of  the  members  being present.    It was decided to hold a I
concert   in   the   church   on   Tuesday
evening,  May 28.     Mr.  Campbell  has
kindly offered  to take charge of the
concert,   and   with     other      talented
friends   whom  he  has secured   there
is no doubt that it will be a great success.
Those who delight in being amused
and entertained are looking forward
with a great deal of expectancy to
the grand concert which will be
given In Carleton Hall on Thursday
evening, May .10, under the auspices
of the Knox Presbyterian Church
choir.    A  splendid  programme  has
been   arranged,   and   an   evening   of j
mirth   and   music   is   assured.     Reeve
Kerr will take the chair at 8 o'clock
Sunday, May 26, will he Cradle Roll
day in the Westminster Presbyterian
Church, corner 26th avenue and Welton street. As that is the little tots'
day all the parents and those interested are invited. Mrs. Geo. Maddon
is to be congratulated on Ihe success of this department of the work
in the Sunday School. The exercises
of the afternoon will be conducted by
the Primary department, under the
able management of Mrs. Heath and
her assistants.    All are welcome.
Since the tramway extension to
Fraser River there has been a brisk
demand for homesites in the district.
Especially is this the case where land
is so situated as to demand a beautiful view over the Delta and l'raser.
This demand has had a tendency to
take up all the better properties, and
rjC course strengthen the price of
other properties in holding. Especially is there an active and strong demand for exclusive River avenue sites.
Up till quite recently property in this
district lias been bought and sold by
speculative brokers and valuers, but
the tendency generally now is to
break it up and sell it for permanent
homes to those who wish to settle in
this charming district, and a good
number of sales have been carried
through at good prices. Trackage
property contiguous to the Westminster and Eburne line is in great demand, and this is likely to continue
throughout the summer with a proportionate rise in prices. Hy the way,
there is a line opportunity for an enterprising wholesale house to make
a distributing point at the end of
Main or on the Fraser River from
which the whole of South Vancouver
could be supplied with goods, instead
of having as now to go into the city.
In this direction time, money and
labor could be saved, while such a
depot would prove a great convenience and supply a much-felt want.
The River Avenue Realty, Company,
corner of Main and River avenue,
have been busy lately, and several
lots and properties have changed
hands at satisfactory prices.
Cholly :    "I don't believe you know
a joke when you see one!"
She : "Oh. yes, I do!  How are you?"
(Continued   from   Page   I I
Councillor   Thomas   supported   the
claims   of   the   board.
Councillor   Campbell   moved     thai
$251)0   be   granted   lo   ihe    Hoard   of
Trade,  whieh  was agreed !<>
South Vancouver Men for South Vancouver   Work
Mr.  E. Trainar ami J   MacMillan,
from  the   Labor Temple, in  the City, i
attended as a deputation   a meeting
of  the   South   Vancouver   Municipal
Council on  Monday afternoon  for the
purpose of informing ihe Council thai i
if thai body required any labor in the !
municipality ihe Labor    Union    was
willing   to   supply   it.    The   incident j
gave   rise   lo   a   short   bill   sharp   dis
Mr. E. Trainar said what he really
asked    was   thai   the   Council   would
give preference to union men.   Many
union men living in South Vancouver
had been driven out of the city owing
to high renls. while they were slriv
ing in the best way possible to better
the conditions of the workers. He
thought the Council should strive to
give  the  preference  to union  men   in
municipal work.
Reeve  Kerr pointed out  that apart
from Ihe union altogether, South
Vancouver was the lirst t.��� raise the
wages of the men.
Mr. Trainar said he did not think
that was so, and asserted that the city
was  first.
Councillor Campbell ; They published ihe statement lirst���bill we
were before them.
Mr. Trainar : We wish to put our
case as courteously as possible and
do not wish to dictate.
Reeve Kerr : We believe in South
Vancouver men for South Vancouver,
and 1 do not think this Council will
take any action in particular with regard to union men. Union or no
union, so far as 1 am concerned, "a
man's a man for a' that." We want
good men, .and that is as far as I am
concerned in the matter. I believe
in high wages to good men, and 1
think   that  ought   to  salisfy  anyone.
Mr. Trainar : I don't think thai
quite satisfies the union. The men
want higher wages and shorter hours.
Reeve Kerr said South Vancouver
paid as high wages as any municipality. The Council was, however,
pleased the deputation had come before them, and would avail itself of
men from the city if wanted.
Mr. Trainar said he happened to
be secretary to the union, and added
that it was the intention to erect a
Labor Temple in South Vancouver in
the near future. They would always
be willing to let work go to the mall
who resided in the municipality.
Reeve Kerr : This Council cannot
make any difference between union
and  non-union  men.
Mr. Trainar ; We don't want to
force a man who is not a union man,
and we have no wish to dictate to
Councillor Thomas : The men who
: live here and have property here will
get the work first, no matter what
I the nature of that work may be.
Mr. Trainar asked if there were any
provisions in this act preventing the
municipality from phoning them if
any hell) were required. The Reeve
responded that he would he very glad
to employ their men, after all the
men out of work in the municipality
had been employed, as they always
gave work to their own residents
lirst. (Shouts of "Hear, hear" from
the audience.) The delegation then
The plant of the Dominion Creosoting Company Limited  on the North Arm of the Fraser River
Ii   would  be  interesting   to  know,
how many lives are lost in the course
of  railroad   construction     in     Hritish
Columbia every year.    An  American
exchange  prinls   the   following :
Perils! With the Titanic disaster
fresh in mind, an interesting comparison can be made with those killed upon the streets of New York in a single
month. April's toll was forty-two
killed, with 183 injured. Automobiles
killed nineteen, trolleys Icn and
wagons thirteen. At this rate, Ihe
number killed in a single year in this
city alone would be 500, and in three
years would about total the fearful
loss of life on the Titanic. Fourteen
of those killed in the streets were
children under sixteen years of age,
(hose who by the law of the sea would I
be saved lirst, along with women, j
Mainly because of the mania for !
speed, the perils of our city streets are |
even greater than those of the sea.
If the annual fatalities on city streets
throughout the land were to happen
all upon a specified day. the Titanic
disaster would seem insignificant by
Former Chairman Makes Statement���Out on Bail
A lady asked an old uncle, who had
been an attorney, but who had left
off business, what were the requisites
for going to law: to which he replied,
"Why, niece, it depends upon a number of circumstances. In the first
place, you must have a good cause.
Secondly, a good attorney. Thirdly,
a good counsel. Fourthly, good evidence. Fifthly, a good jury. Sixthly,
a good judge.   And lastly, good luck."
Capital   punishment   by   electricity
was adopted in New York in 1889.
Spencer Robinson, who is charged ;
with forging municipal documents,
arrived in Vancouver on Tuesday of
this week accompanied by Chief
of Police Jackson, of the South
Vancouver Police department. He
was immediately taken before Magistrate Alexander and released on bail
of $10,000. His bondsmen are William Karr, of Collingwood West, and
Colonel Duff Stuart in $2500 each,
while the accused put up his own
bond of $5,000. He will appear before Magistrate Alexander on Wednesday of next week.
Robinson's return to the city
closes a stage in one of the most sensational events in the history of South
Vancouver. Some thirty-six hours
preceding the issuance of a warrant
for his arrest on a charge of forgery,
Spencer Robinson hurriedly left
South Vancouver for parts unknown.
His whereabouts were kept secret until a little over a*��vcck ago, when,
through his solicitors. Messrs Bowser, Reid & Wallbfidge, of this city,
he offered to return to the city and
clear his name. Chief Jackson immediately proceeded to San Francisco and came north with Robinson.
In a statement to the newspapers
of Vancouver, Robinson claims en-
lire innocence, and asserts that he returned voluntarily to clear his name.
While in the South he was staying at
the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco.
Since his departure he has taken off
his moustache, though he says that
was done after he had decided to return to face the charge.
The remarkable growth of an idea
is represented in ihe Palmer Co-operative Association. Frank A.
Palmer, a young railroad man, studied economics and decided that railroad employees should organize a cooperative society that would enable
them to buy goods at a discount. Mr.
Palmer started as a telegraph operator, and is now a directing dispatcher
al Huston, His first co-operative venture was a purchasing association for
the Boston and Maine Railroad signalmen. Hy this the signalmen saved
from live to ten per cent, on their
purchases. Mr. Palmer interested
other railroad organizations, with the
result that a majority of the railroad
men in and about Huston are now
members of the Palmer Association,
while steps arc on foot to extend the
The Value of
Newspaper* arc   the   salt  of  the
earth.    Remove the great daily
journals from the city of Vancouver and yiut will have left a
city without any nerve system.
Vancouver is progressing to the
front among tin- great cities of
the world, largely because of the
great miracles of publicity that
are being performed by the
"Province," "World," "News-
Advertiser," and Ford-McCon-
nell publications.
In giving the people of South Vancouver the "Chinook," the
Greater Vancouver Publishers
Limited (a concern financed by
the public-spirited men of South
Vancouver) is giving to the District of South Vancouver at
least a pinch of the "salt of the
This journal will publish verbatim
the happenings in the municipal
council chamber. Weekly, the
"Chinook" carries the story of
the building-up 6f South Vancouver,
The "Chinook" will consecrate its
life to the advancement of the
interests of South Vancouver.
There is not a better printed paper
in Canada than the "Chinook."
1 f you have a wish to help build up
South Vancouver, your assistance might be extended to the
"Chinook." It is an immaculately printed and cleanly edited
publication. It supports no
clique and recognizes no political faction.
If you believe that this South Vancouver weekly has the merit, you
might cut out the blank at the
foot of this column, put two dollars with it. and mail to the
"Chinook" office, City Heights
Sub-Post Office, South Vancouver.
And so will our circulation he assisted, and you will he saved the
trouble of answering the dooi
bell when it gently rings under
the delicate thumb of one of our
polite  subscription-getters.
Better than an Alibi
Col. G. M. Quarles, a tobacco
planter in Christian County, Kentucky, has a darky manservant named
Mose. Mose was driving his boss into town one day when he suddenly
remarked :
"Marse Garrett, dcy had me up be-
foah my church las' night fur
dancin.' "
"1 don't suppose you were guilty������
were you, Mose?" asked the Colonel
"Yas, suh; yas, sub," said Mose. "I
was guilty of dancin', and dey proved
it on me, too; but 1 come clear. My
friends stuck to me close, and after
dem other niggers had done testified
ag'inst me my friends all got up and
testified dat, though it was true I
danced, 1 was so drunk at de time I
didn't know whut 1 was doin'. So I
come clear���^and the preacher 'sensed
Enclosed find Two Dollars in
exchange for whieh you will send
to my address weekly for twelve
months the "Greater Vancouver
My address is	
Street P. O. Box. SATURDAY. MAY 25, 1912
Don't Delay:
No Time Like the Present
We have just received from England a large consignment of
Goods which include the following :
30 pieces of Flannelette, in plain and striped, 31 and 36in.
100 pieces of Torchon and Val. Laces, in all widths
30 doz. Men's Oxford Shirts, with soft wristbands.
These goods arc of exceptional quality and will be marked
at prices that cannot be beaten in Vancouver.
3516 Main Street (Bryant Block, Corner 19th Avenue)
Phone : Fairmont 945
People's Drug Stores Ltd.
4122 Main Street
(Near Corner 25th Avenue)
Drugs     Photo Supplies
Soda Fountain
Peach   &  Garden
Real  Estate
Specialists in South
Vancouver   Realty
Corner 24th and Main Street
Port Alberni Town Lots and
Alberni Lands
We handle nothing else
Write or see us for information and prices
The Manitoba Loan & Investment Co.
912 Dominion Trust Building
Painter and Decorator
Signs of all kinds
Watson's Hardware
Are you contemplating painting or decorating your home, store
or building? If you are, our experience and knowledge for several
years in the business as practical painters are at your service.
We selected our Paints and Varnishes, Oils, etc., with a practical
knowledge of their durability and tasteful effects.
You will save money, time and trouble by coming here and talking the matter over.
We handle everything In Hardware, Stoves and Ranges, etc.
go to" jRe Norris Grocery
We buy and sell for cash.
Your esteemed order will be called for and delivered daily,
if desired, and will have our most prompt and careful attention.
Recommendations Made by  Councillors     Surprised     at
Engineer Clement Niggardly Allowance
Engineer Clement lubmitted a
special report t" the South V'ancou
vrr Council "ii Friday lait, which dealt
i with the paving oi Main itreet from
'16th to 25th avenue, and other local
improvement!, and the r.'i��iri w.-^
adopted.    The   ipecial   recommends
tionl  were as  follow! :
As the city of Vancouver ii pren
inn for lome action to !����� taken in
connection with the paving of Main
���treet, from Sixteenth avenue to
Twenty-fifth avenue, and ai the muni
cipality of S< .ii t li Vancouver hai nol
yd the power to carry out W"tk- of
this nature as local improvement!, I
would recommend that the city be
adviied :<i proceed with the paving of
I the ea!t half of Main itreet, from
Eighteenth avenue to Twenty fifth
avenue, including the full track al
According to the local improvement
bylaw in the cits "' Vancouver the
cost of paving the track allowance
' 15fi in width in the centre of the
streetl Ii nol aliened against the
owneri of abutting property, but is
paid out of the general funds oi the
city, and 1 presume the municipality
of South Vancouver could adopt the
lame   principle,   and   assume  One-half
'the coil of the track allowance, leav-
j ing the portion of ihe street between
the track and curb to be paved at
lome future date, when power for
carrying out local improvements has
been obtained.
11 was agreed to rock Dumfries
street, from Twenty-first to Twenty
\ seventh avenue, at a cost of $2000.
Plank sidewalks were agreed to for
; streets iii Ward IV at a cosl of $2V1?.
Ward 111 $16,780 and Ward II $260
It was decided to grade and rock
Seventeenth avenue from Ontario lo
Bridge street, the cost of which is estimated ai $6iilX; Eighteenth avenue,
Ontario to Bridge street, $7,X9K; Nine
leenlh avenue, Ontario to Bridge
street, $"402; Thirty-fourth avenue,
$V400; Twentieth avenue, from On
lario to Main street, $4421; Twenty-
first avenue, from Ontario to Main
street, $.1(141.
The grading or clearing
in the various wards will l��
ed with at the estimated
Ward 1. $4540; Ward II, $lf��(); Ward
111'. $2150; Ward V. $2150, while $597
will be expended in clearing lanes in
! Ward  V.
if   streets
pr< 'feed
The interview with the Hon \V
Taylor by keeve Kerr, who asked for
$.i,5ikj for the grading oi Westmin
Mir road, i- in the opinion of the
Conned disappointing. Ii transpires
that only $3,500 hai been let slide for
South Vancouver oul oi the grant, but
Mr. Taylor is willing to allow a gram
of $7,ooii to cover two yean A Rvelj
discussion   followed  the   Reeve's an
llolHK 1111. Mil
Councillor Elliotl ; So far ai I am
concerned they can keep the whole
buiiness. 1 would not waste my time
on ii or ask the people to support ii
Reeve  Kerr      Co.,I down a bit.
Councillor Elliott : If I were
wound in I midii oil you mon
The Reeve : I would not throw
any money away. The engineer had
suggested paying the track on one
side anil putting down the icwer on
the other \\V can take the $70,000
for the municipality and do the other
part of the work by local improve
Com -illor Thomas I I had a
t promise from Mr. Carter-Cotton thai
!$">5 000 would be spent on tin- various
councillor Elliott ;    No money will
j j,r"  from  Ward   II   into  Westminster
road   scheme if the  streets are to be
I deprived of  their money.
Councillor Thomas ; Xo money
will no from Ward III till tin- people
have sidewalks.
Councillor Elliott : It is ihe most
disappointing thing I have struck this
Tiie Reeve : They are sending us a
letter today.
It was agreed to leave the question
opi n for further discussion.
Mr. R. Patterson Asks for $250
A claim arising out of the alleged
. poisoning   hy   sewer   gas   of   a   little
Kill residing on Thirty-sixth avenue,
near  Main  street, on  April   11. came
before, the finance committee of the
| Council   on    Monday   morning   when
Mr. R   Patterson, father of the child,.
Wrote  drawing attention   to  the  ser-
! ious illness of the child, and asked for
;$250 expens -
The child, while playing near a
ditch on Thirty-sixth avenue, fell into the stagnant water, and the contention of the father is that she was
overcome hy the sewer gas ill the
Mr. Patterson's letter was refined
io the health department for enqiliry,
Little Interest Shown at the] new enterprise for south
On Saturday the citizens of South
Vancouver elected two school trusties to lill vacancies recently created
under circumstances with which
everyone is familiar. A vote was also
taken for anil against I he sewerage
bylaw. The total number of votes
polled was just under KOI). The
heaviest polls were in Wards 2 and 4.
The voting for school trustees was as
follows :
A. J. Michelmore, 260; W. J. Scott,
.129; W. II. Brett, 22S; G. A. Stevens,
222; spoilt papers, 53.
Messrs Michelmore and Scott were
declared duly elected.
The sewerage bylaw was rejected
by 429 voles as against 312. a majority of 117 against. Appended are
the ligures of ihe vole in detail :
Ward One���For 56, against 117;
Ward Two���For 252, against 71;
Ward Three���For 2fi. against 94;
Ward Four���For 167. against 84;
Ward Five-���For 11. against 63.
Mr. A. C. Pease has just returned
i from the East, after selling his elegant home and closing up his business interests there. His family accompanied him. He has such faith
in Vancouver, and especially South
Vancouver, that he has added another
business house in this locality He
has opened a line meat, delicatessen,
fruit and vegetable market mi Main
street, near 29th avenue. His many
friends wish him success.
In the Municipal Hall on Friday
evening Reeve Kerr presented the
Municipal Cup t" South Hill Football Club. He spoke of the advantages of sport to the young men of
the   municipality,   and   said   he   was
j proud to see that South Hill had secured the trophy. Mr. R. C. Hodg
son replied for the club. Several mem-
! bers of the Council were present.
Colonel John Jacob Astor
One of the world's richest men who was lost in the Titanic wreck,
and the greater part of whose immense fortune goes to bis young son
The Scott Street Improvement Association have announced their adherence to a new plan, submitted by Alderman Trimble and Mr. John Thompson, for the improvement of Scott
street. If carried out this plan will
establish a precedent in Vancouver,
inasmuch as it provides for a space
12ft. wide being left in Ihe centre of
the street, which it is suggested could
be planted with trees. The petition
is signed by seventy per cent, of the
property-owners, and it has been forwarded to the Vancouver Board of
WE, as businessmen, must seek our happiness in our daily life in business. If we
don't find happiness in business, we must
improve or get out of business as quickly
as possible, for the loss of happiness in
business is the first warning signal that
we are losing ground.
���Sir William Hesketh  Lever
Something astonishes those who
| compare the fictions of the stage with
the realities of life. This is the enor-
! mous importance that our authors
| continue to accord to love. How a
sentiment which plays only a secondary part in modern life remains today as it was two centuries ago. the
centre of all dramatic combinations,
is incomprehensible. Without denying the influence of love on all human I
actions, one may affirm that interest
inspires a much greater number of
them. One has only to look at his
surroundings. In an age when the
struggle for life has become more exclusive than ever, is il not an anachronism to represent on the stage only
the struggle for woman ?
���Victor  Dcrely.
The voice of Spring bids you sec
our new ties, in all shades and of the
best  silks���H.    Tughe,    4292    Main
NINTH, when the sun come- iit�� mi Tuesday morning, the
new provision -tore will open. This i-- the new. dean, fresh,
potJesi grocer) -lore with the- crisp, new. fresh, tempting
-tuck of groceries,
Sloan & Allen
are Moving
Ami here is a list of some of tin- groceries SLOAN AND
ALLEN will offer first from the immaculate counter- of
the new grocery headquarters on Main Street :
Twenty |>i>titn|s of British Columbia Su^ar $1.25
Eighteen pounds of British Columbia Su^ar    1.15
( hie pound packet of Raisins, regular 2 for 25c... .3 for 25c
Mack's Nonib   5c
Five pounds White Navy Beans  25c
Blue Label Catsup, regular 30c, for 25c
(.'ream of Wheat, the summer food 20c
Eggo Baking Powder, regular 25c for 20c
[ohnston's Corn Starch 4 tor 25c
"Half ami Whole Hams, per lb 20c
SLOAN AND ALLEN, the grocers, were ever a progressive
firm. Hut their present quarters are too small, ton cramped,
not well enough lighted, not airy enough, so arrangements
were made with Mr. Hans Hallberg to build a -tore to the
order of Messrs. SLOAN AND ALLEN. The result is
that the new premise- have all those features that are requir-
ed of a grocery establishment. Hence we are now in a better position to take care of your many grocery requirements.
SLOAN AND ALLEN will open on Tuesday
morning in the new Hallberg Block,
corner of Main Street and
Twenty-ninth Avenue
Vegetable Plants-Vegetable Plants
To Farmers, Market Gardeners, and all large growers of Vegetables
We have now ready one ol the finest lots of strong, healthy, well-hardened
plants to be found in Canada: Early Cabbage in variety; Cauliflower in leading
sorts; Sprouts. Red Cabbage, Late Orumhead Cftbbag<. Celery Plants, etc., now
ready.    Our stock includes the best varieties,
Let us quote you a price from 100 to 100,000.    We defy competition.
Home Made Beautiful
AH tho=e who would like their home* made beautiful, come and see our stock
of Spring and Summer Itedding 1'lants. Tut Plants, Hanging Baskets, etc. : al! strong
and healthy, and at most moderate prices; also Window   Boxes artisticaHj  filled.
Send u- your address, and we will mail you free our Seed and Plant Catalogue.
W i an also furnish those little gems of the plant world, Alpine and IWk
1'lants, tn .-over your  rockeries and  borders  with  their perpetual  beau
Do you remember the beautiful rose beds you have seen! Weil, for a small
out! J "i can furnish the most beautiful r.>M-^- k ses from the best grower in the
Old Country.    .Ml up-to-date vatietics; str"tiu. w< ri-t��� �����������*t I plants.
And to add that finished, homelike appearanc. that all gardens rcrjuire, we have
those  beautiful  i (rnann ntal   and   Flowering  Shrubs- endrons,   shade  trees  of
every description; all in the best of health and gn wth, ai n   to givi   sal   'action.
We have just recei i a carload of choice stock of Roses, Ev< gr< . Shade
. recs, etc      We can  give  you satisfaction.
Our Fruit Trees arc in splendid coi ���. i   relied on to a.
Our   Seed Department
This department is now  stocked with all the finest -train- "; dowers V'egi
table Seeds, all fresh from the best seed growers     This year w<  are agati   mail
Sweel   Peas on<     I our leading specialties.    Everything worth growing in  sweet peas
we have,    i lur Set I,  Planl ai rJ  Bull   Cat te will
i in-  A:i   I I ��� ���     rtment, 72J   Robson  Streci iy expert
���i   excclh'i     'I n   ;i-  foi  de<   iat i ������- and d< ������>. n work
������'I he Most I p to dat e Hortlcull Estn n Canada."
This Catalogue will be mailed free.
ROYAL NURSERIES Ltd., Vancouver B. C.
Florist Store. 723 Robson St.      Phone :  Seymour 1892 and 1893
Also 2*10  Granville   Street
Seed Store and Office. 328-330  Drake St.. Cor.  Homer
Phone :  Seymour 5556 and 5557
Greenhouse and Nursery at Royal, on B. C. E.  Ry.. Lulu Island Eranch. Two Mdes
South of  City  Limits.     Phone :   Eburne 43
Millwork Supply Co.
Office and Planing Mill : 1605 Main Street
Rough and Finish Lumber, K. D. and Sanded, Stair and Porch
Material. Brackets, Columns, Window and Door Frames
Roofing and Builders' Paper
Store Fronts, Art Glass, Sash Cord and Weights, Step Ladders
Sash  -   Doors  -  Mouldings
Estimates Cheerfully Given
Phones : Fairmont 958 and 546
Fresh and Salt Meats.     Fish and Poultry.     Delicatessen
Fruits and Vegetables.    Satisfaction guaranteed
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
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over the writer s signature.
THE popularity il <',<��� movemenl described in Ihe phrase,
thi City Bei u iful, is creditable to the people of Ihil district. The movement deserve! the hearty, practical support ol (very citizen of Greater Vancouver, There are
improvements, simple and inexpensive, which every citizen might bear a pan in, and which would promote the
object aimed at. Cans and oilier refuse are too common
in the lanes and even iii streets and backyards, both in
Vancouver and South Vancouver. Hie removal of these
would tend greatly to increase the sightliness and add
to the beauty of the neighborhoods in which they arc
There are other respects in which improvement might
readily be made. The display of posters on the streets of
South Vancouver and Vancouver is not infrequently an
eyesore, and some mean- of regulating and controlling
this practice musl be devised by civic rulers. Posters advertising chewing tobacco, or cigars, or beer are exhibited
on hoardings and buildings, Nor are sylvan retreats remote from the city's din regarded as sacred by the hun-
gerers after publicity. Posters flare at the pedestrian from
fences and rocks, rudely jarring the sense of peace and
seclusion  and the enjoyment  of  rural  beauty.
The telephone pole and the telegraph pole ruin many
a fair vista, but still more destructive to Nature's beauties
is the unholy desire of many people to cut down trees.
Then, there arc in South Vancouver what were a few
years ago charming little creeks and brooks that would
add to the value of property in New York, and these
have now been Idled in and forced into concrete tiling
below the surface of the earth���converted into sewers.
Doubtless in any plan of making the City Beautiful
there is room for the architect who will extirpate the deadening sameness and stiffness too often characteristic of
architecture as it may be viewed in Vancouver and Greater
Vancouver. Nor need the field for architectural improvement be confined to the residential localities. On some of
our main streets there are miserable little buildings held
by rich men who reck not the claims of local patriotism,
and arc not even moved to build by the Single Tax system.
Such are a few particulars in which Ihe making of the
City Beautiful must be promoted. Nature has been kind
to South Vancouver; let Nature's gifts be conserved. Let
the brooks and the trees be safeguarded. Let the brooks
���wend their way, unimprisoned and unconfined, to the river
where possible^ let the trees burgeon and grow.
' couver Board of Trade, isn't likely to cause a South Van-
; couver stampede from the other side of the Atlantic, nor is
' il likely lo be the means of impressing the Eastern inves-
: tor  that  South  Vancouver   has  any  more  to  offer  than
Hamilton, Ontario, or Jnnisfail, Alberta.
However, the members of the Council, in granting the
amount, have Shown at least  an  interest in  the work of
ihe   Board  of   Trade,  and   like   the  little girl  writing  the
letter, ���'maybe next time they'll do better."
VRIOUS elements entered int.. tin defeat of the Sew-
erage Bylaw, which came before the electorate of
South Vancouver on Saturday last In the first place it
wai a blanket bylaw with no specifications as to where
nr how the proposed initial expenditure of $275.(XK) was to
he -pent. Blanket bylaws are open to objection at any
time, but coming at a period when the conduct of the busi-
ness "I ihe municipality is under investigation, even its
undoubted acceptable features could not offset the feeling
j of the man on the street.
In   view  of  ihe  evident   plan   of  the  council   to  work
in  conjunction  with a Greater  Vancotivci  sewerage  sys-
'��� lein, the defeat of the bylaw is significant, and while the
j men supporting incorporation will probably point to the
I verdict, urging that  it is a  statement of feeling on  this
I larger issue, ihe fact must not be forgotten that the de-
cision of the electorate to have nothing lo do with sewers
just now is also more or less of an ultimatum to the council that when South Vancouver attempts a sewerage sys-
tem il will proceed on the basis of having a first interest
in  the systems and not as  a  party  dominated by other
South Vancouver obviously needs sewers, but to meet
with the approval of the electorate the bylaw will have
to be presented in different form and under different circumstances.
ONE potent force that has driven South
forward is .he Board of Trade. It is a
fact that South Vancouver business men have not in the
past been whole-hearted in throwing in their lot to help
the work of the Hoard of Trade.
Usually there is a bigger attendance at a meeting of the
Main Street Improvement Association, or any of the
regular meetings of the Board of Trade.
Councillor John Third hinted to Mr. R. C. Hodgson, the
President, when Mr. Hodgson recently, with other members, waited upon the Municipal Council, that the Board
of Trade was not a body that represented the common
interests of the people of South Vancouver.
Councillor Third's charges of sectionalism in the policy
of the Board of Trade are, without doubt, poorly founded.
The Board of Trade is not as flourishing a body as it will
be, simply because of the prevalence in the past of petty
jealousies and the cheap ambitions of certain individuals
who would "run things."
The Board of Trade, however, is a robust youth. The
day of small things in South Vancouver is passing away.
The men who have stuck to the Board of Trade and have
kept life in it and have made it a power for good in the
community will be, and are being, rewarded for the loyalty of their efforts.
JUDAS ISCARIOT, as compared with certain men in
South Vancouver whose mouths arc chattering over
the impending investigation into civic affairs, would rank
as a splendid type of man
There is no question that irregularities in the conduct
of municipal affairs have occurred from time to time ever
since the forming of the municipality. Certain men have
committed these irregularities. The inquiry which is
about to take place under the auspices of the Government
will likely disclose the culprits. They will receive due
punishment in due time.
It is the privilege of no man to denounce as thieves and
grafters all the men who have been identified with the
municipal government of South Vancouver. Even this
man Robinson, though his case looks very bad, has not
yet been proved a criminal.
Let us have a thorough investigation : then let the law-
take ils '-nurse.
In ihe meantimi the mouths of these gossipers, these
idlers, these Pharisees, must gabble on.
Locallj you will find speciments of this old-woman
type of man usuallj in sniffy little wooden real estate offices that resemble and smell worse than dog kennels.
They are as a rule characters whose arrival in the distil-i dates - arcelj more than a twelvemonth. Usually
they l.ave nol one hundred dollai i at stake in South Vancouver.    .They make their rake-off in deals with Hindus
THAT South Vancouver should be erected into a city,
and that application should be made for a Charter | by tearful appeals
of Incorporation at the earliest possible moment is the
opinion of a large section of the community. The subject
will be taken up at the next meeting of the Board of
Trade, according to rumors which have leaked into the
daily press.
As is well known, South Vancouver ranks next to Victoria in the matter of population. Though she possesses
all the potentialities of a great city, it is necessary, under
the present condition of things, for civic business to be
transacted on the same basis as though South Vancouver
were a back township in Ontario���a mere municipality.
South Vancouver is spading millions of dollars on
public improvements, and in the handling of these expenditures it is often necessary to have special legislation
enacted by the Provincial Government that business maybe expedited.
Annexation to Vancouver, so popular a year ago, seems
I to have been given a back place. It is considered that
amalgamation would be preferable to annexation. By
: amalgamation, the same ends would be attained as by an-
( ncxation, and the process would be less complicated. It
would be necessary to erect South Vancouver into a city
! before amalgamation could be brought about.
We'll waste no time in proving that
women, from the cradle to the grave,
at all hours and all ages, are sincerely
interested in their personal appearance.
Xo man should object to this���the
constitutional guarantee referring lo
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness covers the ground  fully.
Hut it is not enough for men not to
object   to   woman's   various   innocent
Every man should be delighted that
women are vain. Each man should
do what he can to keep the vanity
For woman's vanity, dearly beloved,
is the one and indispensable preserver
of her health.
A woman cannot be pretty, according to her own notions, unless healthy.
If  too   fat,   she   is  not   pretty���and
she  is  miserable until,  through  self-
control, she gels thin.
If loo thin, she is not pretty. At
present she has a crazy sort of idea
that lo be "skinny" is to be attractive.
That is a passing delusion. In the
long run women realize that there is
nothing beautiful about a female living skeleton, and they strive through
normal living co become normal.
Above all, no woman can have a
good complexion unless she have
cood health and live normally. This
one absorbing question of complexion
does more for woman's health; it
gives us more strong mothers, and
more sensible girls, than all the
preachings, besecchings, prayers and
expostulations of all the world's male
A woman's instinct is to eat buckwheat cakes, adding boiling hot coffee and iced water. She likes to eat
candy between meals, and her idea
of a fine luncheon is lobster salad and
ice cream. But small spots appear.
Those fine pink cheeks get too pink
or too pale, and sensible eating is
adopted as a life rule.
Even the hideous corset squeezing
is counteracted by the power of complexion. Woman likes to look like a
wasp, and if she could she would move
her po.or system all out of place for
the sake of a waist hideously small.
But, providentially, a waist squeezed too mercilessly gives a bright pink
tip to the end of the nose; and for the
sake of the color of that nose-tip the
poor waist gets a rest���the corset is
let out.
It cannot be denied that among idle,
nervous women today there is a tendency to take stimulants to excess,
and even to smoke abominable cigarettes.
Alcohol, fortunately, ruins the complexion. And for the sake of their
looks women often deny themselves
and show a strength of resolution that
would not be called forth by any
moral appeal.
Cigarettes in short order make the
face sallow, spoil the shape of the
mouth, make the eyes heavy, fill the
hair with permanently unpleasant
nicotine suggestions, develop a moustache���and women arc cured of cigarette smoking by a look in the
glass, when they could not be cured
of the wisest
Do not, therefore, O men, despise
the vanity of women. Praise and
cherish it rather. Be grateful that
nature works in a wonderful way
through the power of attraction, making woman do for good looks' sake
that which is most important to her
If you want to cure your wife or
some other female relative of lacing,
don't moralize. Say to her six or
seven times :
"Isn't the end of your nose a little
Should she act in any way unwisely,
staying up loo late, living foolishly,
trying the silly and unwomanly habit
of cigarette smoking, don't criticise
the habit.
Criticise her complexion, or the
look of her eyes, or her general lack
of youthftilness. She will soon be
cured, if you can follow this advice
THE I. IV Jl'.'s
PAT WELCH, the millionaire railroad contractor, who
is said to have  had  a  brief interview  himself with
the end of a pick and shovel, says that it stands for "I
waul whisky."   Others claim that it means "I won't work."
and Japanese in main  cscs, but least fat   in   handling!..,    ,      v i . ���. ��� . ���    ��� ���,
t nancy Nelson, who was, previous to being put in jail,
head of the strikers at Yale, told the writer once that it
transactions for trusting widows.
0 case was noticed where the scandal-monger, the |
knii in-lhe-back artist, adopted the "Holy, holy!" pose.
This particular crab has been aching���just aching to
enter South Vancouver politics.
Taking it by and large and all in-all, a man who actually grafts, steals the public funds, is a mighty sight better
criminal than these degenerate people who call themselves men���these beasts of prey whose quarry is their
neighbor's character.
���W7MIF.N the representatives from the Finance and Ad-
V vertising Committee of the Board of Trade waited
tipon the Municipal Council on Monday regarding a grant
for advertising and publicity purposes, the only error
they were guilty of was that they asked for about twenty-
stands for "Hobo." And Nelson said that the space the
newspapers wcre ghing the activities of this hobo organi
zation was winning them converts by the thousands.
Charlie said that ihe free-speech riots in Vancouver
helped the cause along so well that hundreds of men on
the Coast have since joined daily, and that now the I. W.
W. people arc in a position to pay $1,200 a year for committee rooms on Cordova street.
In view of the fact that the I. W. W. movement is only
some three years of age, one would be constrained to
believe that the order must be one to be reckoned with,
or the daily newspapers would not run I. W. W. stories
on the lirst page and in the first column.
Members of the I. W. W. claim that there isn't one
daily paper in Vancouver that dares tell the truth about
the  cause  of  the  big  strike  on  the  C.  N.  R ��� the  first
five per cent, of the sum reasonably required.   The Board ! str,ikc '" ,llc history ��f railroad navvies.
of Trade considered $.1000 a   sufficiently large  sum  for I     T1,is Industi'ial Workers of the World movement is a
the summer's work, and mildly asked for thai amount. The i ,,rancn of tllc syndicalist organizations in Europe.   There
staid Fathers compromised on $2,500.
It has been said that the only difference between success and failure is a matter of advertising. This is as true
of cities as it is of private individuals.
There are towns on the Canadian prairies with one-
seventh of the population of South Vancouver that spend
seven times as much money every year in advertising
what they have to offer -to the investors and homeseckers
in England and in the Eastern Provinces and States.
It is a mistake to hide one's light under a bushel. If
we have five miles of fresh-water harbor frontage on the
North Arm, the people in the East who have branch factories to build should know about it. If the cost of living
is cheaper in South Vancouver than it is in any other city
on the Pacific Coast, the outside world should have that
fact hammered into its head. South Vancouver is the
most blessed spot on the entire Pacific Coast. The sum
of $2,500. even if it is spent with that caution which has
always characterized the movements of the  South Van-
are great economists who say that syndicalism will supersede trade unionism.
Ve/ A. MATHESON.head of the wheat department of
" ��� probably the biggest milling corporation in Canada,
stated in Winnipeg recently that an additional thirty-five
per cent, of the surface of the prairies would be made to
produce wheat this year. Mr. Matheson might have added that this means that there will be an increase this coming winter of thirty-five per cent, in the number of rich
Manitoba farmers who will take up their residence in Vancouver and South Vancouver; that thirty-five per cent,
increase will be noticed in the number of new prairie
merchants who will establish business in South Vancouver; that the Vancouver hotels will entertain during
the winter of 1912-13 thirty-five per cent, more prairie
tourists than ever before.
Let Her Drown
Trouble dark and/dire had descended upon the house 6f Binks, for John
Henry, eldest son, pride and main
support of the establishment, had
fallen deeply in love, and the complaint was tlcvelor/tiig badly.
John Henry, be a said, was the
stage carpenter at trie local theatre,
and the object of his deep affection
was the leading lady attached to the
What John Henry's mother thought
of the lady in question may be gathered from what took place when the
old lady paid a ("visit to her son's
In the thrilling' drama which was
presented it was the villain's painful
duty to push the fascinating heroine
into a river, principally in order that
the hero might show what a splendid
fellow he was by plunging in and
saving her.
At this thrilling juncture the old
lady became tremendously excited.
The hero was an old friend of hers,
and she knew that if he could he
would oblige her. . Therefore she
stood up and waved her umbrella.
"Mr. Perkins." she cried, "let her
drown, let her drown, and then our
John Henry can't hcv her."
Teacher, to class : "If a gentleman's peacock flew . on to another
gentleman's lawn and laid an egg, to
whom would the egg belong?"
Sharp girl : "Please, sir, peacocks
do not lay eggs!"
He Couldn't Guess
"When I marry," said the girl, "I
am not going to marry a man who
drinks, smokes, plays cards, or w.ho
belongs to a club. Still, I want him
to have a good time."
"Where?" lie asked.
Not Selfish
"Mary," said the sick man to his
wife, after the doctor had pronounced
it a case of smallpox, "if any of my
creditors call, tell them that I am at
last in a condition to give them something."
The People's Trust Co.
(.South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, E.C.)
Wc conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 tier cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed Drafts       Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
BUSINESS CHANCE���SNAP. Restaurant doing a
good business, on Eraser Street, South Hill. Rent $30.00 per
month. Price $1000.00, on terms. $850.00 cash. Owner going
on a farm.
Fraser Street : 66-foot corner, cleared, on carline, $6000.00.
Quarter cash; balance over two years. Other good buys on this
leading street.
Half-acre : Double ends on 56th and 57th Avenues, close
to Fraser Street; $2800.00   Quarter cash; balance over two years.
We have some exceptional buys in Lots in first blocks from
carline streets, on terms to suit all buyers.
Three 7-room modern houses for rent. $30.00 per month.
One block from carline.
WANTED : Five and six-room modern houses for rent,
with leases from six months to a year.
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of o-.ir Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while you are in any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
Riverview Realty Co.
We believe in the destiny of South Vancouver. We believe that Fraser Street is the natural commercial centre
of South Vancouver. We will give you our reasons for
this belief if you call upon us.
J. L. EVANS,  Manager
Corner of Eraser Street and Ferris Road
Electrical Engineers and Contractors
Everything Electrical
For Sale, A Snap : 1-3 h.p. Motor, direct current
Deal at the
Main Meat  Market
Corner 25th Ave. and Main Street
The Store of Quality
R. J. McLauchlan & Co.
The Square Deal Realty Company
South Vancouver Specialists
Twenty-fifth and Main Phone : Fairmont 807
R. G. SIMM,  Manager
We specialize in lots for working-men in all parts of South
$50 down and the balance monthly. Houses on the same
Give us a call and let us prove our statements.
Office at 4443 Main - Phone: Fair. 317
Cedar Cottage Builders' Supply
Sand    Gravel    Cement
Brick    Laths    Fibre, etc.
Cor. of Vaness Ave, near Porter Rd., CEDAR COTTAGE
Phone : Fairmont 549 P. O. Box 35 SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
Reduces Taxes One Dollar
and Sixty Cents on Ten
Million Dollar Property
How we Christened the "Greater Vancouver Chinook"
And why we Believe the Name a Happy Choice
In South Vancouver, the Canadian
Pacific Railway own about the same
ratio of real property as it docs in the
other cities and municipalities
throughout the West One sixth oi
the broad surface of the municipality
is the property of the biggest tnnis
portation concern on earth. The
Canadian Pacific Railway holdings
here are worth some $7,IIIK),fKK)
At the Court of Revision at the
Municipal Hall some days ,vo, there
appeared several of the legal represen
tatives of the Canadian Pacific to ask
for a reduction of taxation 00 the
$7,1X10,(101) worth of real esiaie. It
���was argued that the tax burdens im
posed upon the road by South Vancouver were unfair���thai the road was
bending under  the burden  of it all.
Reeve Kerr and the other members
of the Court listened earnestly to the
plaints  of Ihe great  corporation.
After a lengthy argument, the
Court of Revision yielded to the representations of the big concern. The
court decided to reduce���to make a
sweeping reduction of C. P, R. taxes
in South  Vancouver.
John Third said lie considered the
tax imposed on the corporation al
absurd���on some three lots ill the
Twenty-fifth avenue district.
So, on Mr. Third's suggestion the
rate was lowered on these few lots.
One dollar and sixty cents will be
taken this year from the usual ten
or twelve thousand dollars the
Canadian Pacific is in the habit of
paying into the public treasury on
their holdings ill (he district.
Vancouver papers rather featured
the fact that the C. 1' R. was given
a tax reduction. To the casual reader
of the report in Citv papers, it would
appear that the reduction really was
sweeping. James A. Kerr, the Reeve,
however, wants it plainly understood
that $1.60 was the limit of the reduction on the company's taxes���just
$1.60 on a $10,000,000 property.
This is a letter from the Editor, followed by an ancient Indian Legend which might well form the theme at a grand opera.
Chinook's father was the Sun, and she was the daughter of the South Winds.
Main Street, the Highroad
of Greater Vancouver, is
Falling on Better Days
To the Readers of the "Greater Vancouver Chinook":
SI NCE ihe lirst number of our paper was issued a week ago, many comments
have been made on the new publication and. may it he said, a good number
of them have been encouraging. However, one feature oi the paper teemed
to Itagger a great number of those under whole observation tin new journal
fell. This was the name. We have been asked a hundred times to explain
what the name implies: what connection it has with South Vanci
Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, or the Great North-west,
Now, the naming of a newspaper i- a much more difficult job than the
naming of a baby, and the choosing of a title for this journal was rendered
more difficult by local conditions. Readers will agree that the newspaper
cemetery has in the past, particularly in Vancouver, been quite an institution
to be reckoned with.
In South Vancouver the newspaper cemetery is proportionately much
larger even than th.- quiet acre on Fraser Street.
In the South Vancouver journalistic mortuary there are slumbering in
the dust "Stars." "Mails," "Times," "Journals," "Heralds," "Worlds," "Globes,"
and "News." And those that have not died in South Vancouver have either
parsed in their checks in the city or are today alive ami doing well.
Thus we found the "name" market exhausted. To exhume one of the old
scribes and breathe into him the breath of life once more simply meant to
lake along with him his ante-humous reputation. After investigating the
inky  remains  of  several  of  Ihe  departed,  the  outlook  for  a  reincarnation
scarcely appealed to us. So we again consigned them to the dust and decided that the best thing to do was I - introduce new blood into the situation,
and hence we have the "Greater Vancouver ChinOi
We have adopted the use oi "Greater Vancouver" because it will be our
policy lo deal with the doings of the entire peninsula, concentrating our ef-
forts in ihe interests of South Vancouver, where our priming establishment is
located, and by whose citizens the paper is produced.
Hut we will now  deal with ihe main  feature of the title.    It was not our
aim to be freakish in making ihe selection.    Our ambition was to cho
title that would have some bearing on the history and traditions of the coast
Country, and we believe we have been successful in this respect.
As Chinook steals out from her mountain castle to melt the snows about
the (eel of the hills, lo encourage hy her warfntn and kindliness the growth
and productiveness of plant-life in the valleys of the Rockies and over the
plains oi Alberta and Saskatchewan, so will it be the mission of this publication \:, g,, forth aiding with the gentle zephyrs of publicity the building-up of
tin  greatest city on the Xorth American continent.
hollowing is the beautiful Indian legend���a story that every British
Columbia school boy should know���which tells of Chinook, the /nub   sprite
whose father was ihe Sun. and who was the daughter of the South Winds.	
G. M. M.
During the dinner hour two bricklayers were playing cards ill the
house they were building.
"Look here, matey." said Bill, "this
'ere game is too slow. Let's try
something more exciting. I'll bet you
two bob that I cut the ace of diamonds   first   time."
"Done!" said Jack, his  companion.
Rill borrowed a sharp knife of another workman, and cut the pack fair
in half.
"There," he cried. "'And over the
money, sonny. The ace of diamonds
is cut first go."
Jack grinned.
"I reckon it's you whal'll do the
'anding over," he said. "I put the ace
in my pocket while you was a-borrow-
ing the knife."
HAVE you ever heard the legend
of Castle Mountain? It is an
..hi one among the Indians, although
bin little known elsewhere."
And while wc sat there on the overhanging ledge, the old man told me
the story.
"There are, as you know," he said,
"the Four Great Winds, each of which
is a spirit. The oldest of them is the
East Wind. He is very, very old and
has all the aches and pains of age. He
has, too, the disagreeable temper
sometimes found with age. Uncertain,
variable, blustering, ami unkind, he
seems to love nothing that is bright
and warm and beautiful. His nature
is so mean and crabbed that if he is
in a bad humor he can counteract the
warmth of even a summer's day and
send everyone home chilled and unhappy.
"The spirit of the West Wind, on
the other hand, is a beautiful youth,
impetuous, adventurous and strong,
lie is impatient of all restraints and
must always be seeking new worlds.
He sees visions and dreams of strange
beauties and wonders always just beyond the end of the world where the
sun goes down, and lie sings a strange,
restless song, disturbing to the peace
of many, although they never catch
more than a few words of the refrain.
'Far. far away.'
"The South Wind is a beautiful woman spirit. She is sweet and gentle.
j and when she brushes past you in the
twilight you dream, you know not
why. of love and lovely faces and
gracious forms.   Sometimes, they say,
those  who have dead mothers think
they come back with the South Wind
on summer nights, and imagine that
they feel their lender lingers touching
their face and brushing back their
The Spirit from the North
"The greatest  spirit  of  them  all   i-
the North Wind.   His home is among
the snows and ice of the  Farthest
i North.    He steals the spear point f
! the Polar Lights for his armor, and
lias gnat wings that stretch for miles.
lie has the soul of a madman and ii
��� as cruel, cold, and ruthless as a savage.    Half of the year he sleeps like
J a great animal, hut in the winter he
is  continually  abroad,  rushing  down
' from his northern fastness and cruel-
I ly maltreating everyone he meets. His
hitler breath withers the (lowers and
green leaves and turns the rivers to
iron. The South Wind had a beautiful
little daughter whose father was  the
1 sun. Dark-eyed, gentle, and tender,
she was one of the softest and mosl
beautiful of all the spirits. Travelling
far south one cold day in winter, the
Xorth  Wind saw her playing by the
, shores of a California sea.    He fell in
' love with her at once and determined
to   carry   her   off.     So   he   blew   his
.' breath over the land till the lonely
South Wind was faint and trembling
. and the little daughter lay helpless
and shivering on the sand. Then he
swept  down   on  his  great  wings  and
tCaught   her   up   and   bore   her   north-
i ward.     The   South   Wind   struggled,
| but was too faint to rise.
"The   West    Wind   saw   him    and
guessed what he was up to. Darting
after, he flew to her rescue and at
last caught the North Wind up. And
here, they say, somewhere in these
mountains, a terrible battle was
fought, Ihe West Wind striking at
the North Wind with his vigorous,
young wings, and the North Wind trying lo buffet him back. The Indians
teli of that battle to this day���how
the mountains shook and trembled
with the heating of mighty wings, how
great trees were swept away like
blades of grass, and some of the hills
even wrenched out of place.
"The West Wind would have been
no match for Ihe great North Wind.
but the latter was weary with his long
flight and encumbered with the weight
of the little maiden; and at last the
West Wind managed lo strike and
beai him so often about the head that
he was glid enough to give in, and
bruised and beaten, swept off, bel
lowing, to his northern home, leaving the little daughter of the South
\ Wind where she had fallen when he
could hold her no longer.
"Thi West Wind bent over her and
saw that she was very beautiful, but.
alas! her lovely eyes had been pierced
in  the struggle by  the beating wings
; and she was quite blind.    One of her
i poor little wings, too, was forever
broken and useless. She could never
fly again.   The West Wind sighed as
| he saw her and took her in his amis.
He felt that he must find a home for
\ her. now that she could no longer live
in the air as wind spirits do. So lie
called   upon   the   Mighty   Spirit   who
builds mountains and he asked him to
make a home for the little crippled
thing, and the Mountain Spirit strel
cited out his hand and made jus! here
this hmely mountain castle in the
heart of the Rockies so strong and
impregnable without that even thi
North Wind could not gel through
the walls, but warm and lovely and
full of beautiful rooms and chambers
within; and here the South Wind's
little daughter lives safe forever.
Sometimes, they Bay, she climbs to
one of th,- lurre's am! turns her far.'
to the south; and sometimes, especially on spring nights, she is restless
and she steals oil' afoot and feels her
way down ihe mountain sides and a
little way over the prairies, ami in the
morning they know she has been
tlier,-. for the -now is all gime The
air is warm and sweet and gentle, and
the flowers are getting ready to bloom.
The little daughter's name is
As the veteran finished the story, a
puff of white smoke trailed through
the valley below. It was the after
noon train and the signal for n- I
descend if we were to reach camp for
supper. So with a last look at Castle
Mountain   we   Started   downward.
Man Creek   to
the Fraser River, is deveh pins more
rapidly this summer than ever before.
At Ninth and Tenth avenues two great
steel and concrete buildings are going up, and throughout the entire distance ot the thoroughfare there is
marked  building activity.
Towards the River, that portion of
Main street which a few month-
passed through an absolutely unsettled district is today taking on the
appearance of the nucleus of a city in
At the corner of Twenty-ninth
avenue, Hans Hallberg has erected a
pli ndid row of stores, one of which
has been leased for a long term to
Messrs Sloan and Allen, grocers. lit
ihe I wenty-fifth avenue section a
half-dozen new buildings have been
built, and they are bi ing occupied by
retail merchants who find the consumers   of   South    Vancouver    good
peopl lo business with.
fteenth avenue to Twenty-
luch splendid buildings as the
Sydney Apartments, owned by John
\i. Peach, have gone up in the past
few month- Street Brothers are
building a half-do/en new stores on
?lain stri - I
Every indication  is that the trunk
high-road i of the hands
��� ���f tin- ruthless land speculators, to
fall under the direction of constructive
men From now hence Main street
iperty will increase in value ac-
' or.ling to it- capacity for the production ot revenue 'J his fact has
probably given an impetus to building operations on Main street, and has
rendered Main street frontage more
valuable to.lay than at any other previous time.
Ranks pay 4 per cent, interest, but
look what we save you���anywhere
from 15 to 20 per cent, on every
Made-to-measure Suit.���H. Pughe,
Gents' Furnishings, Boots and Shoes,
429.' Main Street.
An Inquiry or an Invitation
Elbert tfubbard, ��� f East Aurora,
New York, tin- head of the Roycrofter
community, lectured our time in
Toronto. Hubbard drew a big aud-
and In- message was listened to
with intense interi si
After the lecture, tin- Rev. Dr.
Shearer met Hubbard as he left the
platform. The doctor was nol wearing his clerical garb Hubbard and
Shearer chatted for a few minutes,
when the moral reformer asked casually. "I), you drink. Mr. Hubbard"'"
"What i- ���his." asked ihe versatile
F.lbert. "an inquiry or an invitation?"
value of criticism turns on
whether the critic views tin- subject
from ;! sewer, the gutter, a second-
Storey window, tin- roof of a sky-
scraper, an aeroplane, or    from    the
*    *    *
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51  r,  suppose  you  jusl   gel   in  touch
";       i   g '. road- r.\ o < ment.���The
Brand New Shoe Store
d Ne
Shoes for every member of the family, from the tiny, soft-sole  moccasin for Baby to the heavy oil-grain working boot for Father.
Ni< need to take that long ride down town. I have everything you want in Footwear. My prices will convince you that you can do as well here as
anywhere in the city. My stock is new and classy. Smart, up-to-date lasts for Men ami Women: and 1 am making a specialty of Boys' and Girls' School
Shoes���shoes made to wear.
[ patronize home industries and carry a full line of
Leckie Boots for Men & Boys
Leckie School Boots, that will stand the usage a healthy boy will give them.
Space will not permit of a long list of  prices, but below will be found a tew of our
regular everyday prices���not Saturday Specials, but EVERYDAY PRICES.
Soft Moccasins, in white, tan and chocolate 35c
Soft Shoes in tan, patent vamp 35c
Soft Soles, in black, red, tan and white 50c
1-strap Tan Slippers   "5c
1-strap Tan and Black  1-00
Shoes in red, black and tan 1.00 and 1.15
Dongola, patent tip   2.00
Vici, patent tip  2.25
Best Box Calf School Shoes 2.00 and 2.25
Best Tan Button, with tassel, sells everywhere for 2.50, for 2.35
School Shoes from 1.50, 2.00, 2.25, 2.50, 3.00 to 4.00
Tan Calf Button Oxfords  4.00
Tan Calf Lace Oxfords   3.50
Patent Calf Lace Oxfords, sell everywhere for 4.00 for 3.50
Shoes, plain toe, mother's comfort 2.00
1 -strap Dongola Slippers   1.50
Our men's line is complete.   Call and see them.
M. A. BEACH  "  Comer 26th Avenue & Main Street
(Next to Moving Picture Show)
r ���^^-i
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
On Twenty-fifth Avenue
Two blocks from  two  trunk  car  lines���Fraser
Street and Main Street, and within the FIVE CENT
We have 25 line Lots, all in grass and ready to
build on.
Prices range from $900 to ?1200 each (which is
below the market).
If you are looking for a homesite, it will pay you
tn investigate this property. This is a locality where
thee are few landlords���A HOMING DISTRICT.
Crown Realty Co.
615 Pender Street
Phone : Seymour 2332
One Dollar Opens
an Account
with the
Paid-up Capital : $6,251,080
Hillcrest  Branch
Corner 17th Avenue and Main Street
Are You Going Away?
You want your Household Goods packed and shipped, or stored.
You want first-class work at reasonable cost. YOU WANT US.
Phone Seymour 8316 or 5221 and end your worries.
Cummings Packing & Forwarding Co.
Office : 1130 Homer  Warehouses : 1134 Homer and 852 Cambie
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
Phone: Fairmont 218
4215 Main Street, City Heights, South Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1492
Sales   conducted   on   short   notice.     Quick   settlement,   and
satisfaction guaranteed
E. E. Rear
A. J. Fullington
River Ave. Realty Co.
Corner River Avenue and Main Street
Phone : Fraser 51
We specialize in River Avenue, South Main, North Arm
Waterfront, and choice residential Lots in this growing vicinity
at very moderate prices and terms.
And no obligation to buy
N. B- A cli nt has uiven us exclusive sale on some Semi-
Industrial Lots adjoining B. C. Electric, from $475 up. Some on
the track for $650.   Will advance rapidly.   Don't delay.
By Gordon Johnstone
Svenborg was tlic big "���quare-head"
: ���the unly one on our job. In the
pocket of liis lumpen the little green
card of Local No. 4ii, Hotueimiths'
anil Bridgemen'l Union, told you tli.it
all   (liiis   wen-   clucked,   and   that   lie
was in "g I ���tending."
Believe me, buddie, iliis same tow-
bead was a wonder. Xo three men
on the works could throw a piece of
steel around tin way lie could, and no
three wanted any part of him when he
was mad. Six feel two of bones and
meat is lomething to lie avoided when
ii goei on ihe rampage. Yet he was
gentle enough, and could be "kidded"
lo death, providing you didn't get
over  ihe border of his good nature.
We wcre working in a gang of
"rough-necks," he and I. shooting up
a new office building on Fifth Avenue.
In fact, we were almost ready to
throw the doors open to the masons
and plasterers. I was on the riveting
bunch overhead; Svenborg was "pushing"���sub-bossing���a little crowd on
the big. stiff-legged derrick below.
From where I sat I could see him
' throwing bis enormous shoulders
against a piece of steel that didn't
budge to please him, and the line of
profanity he used was worthy of a
better cause.
But that square-head bad   a   soft
' spot���a real eiderdown soft spot, with
big blue eyes and hair the color of a
j banana.    She  was a    little    German
I nurse-maid   called   Freda���I   learned
' her  name  afterward���and  every  day
about the same time she would pass
] the  job.     Then   Svenborg  would   sit
j up  and  take  a  little  gruel.    She  always stopped on the sidewalk  oppo-
i site,  and   between  you  and    me    it
j wasn't the great steel-framed building
, going up in the air    that    interested
And with her was the boy���a shaver
whose father was a millionaire. On
such occasions the square-head would
show off just a bit. Climbing on a
heap of girders, he would survey the
crowd a la Napoleon, and shed orders
like a widow smieezing tears from a
handkerchief. His English flowed
pure as the food laws. No eloquent
imrsts of profanity for Teutonic cars!
When she had gone, after having had
one heroic view of his great hulk,
Svenborg would fall back into the
even tenor of his five-fifty per day.
It went on for weeks, and once in a
while the boy would venture over and
ask questions���but never Freda. She
stayed on her side of the street, looking wistfully across. When the boy
relumed, she would throw the scpiare-
head a smile, and then they'd amble
away together.
Svenborg got into the habit of
watching for her every morning.
When he thought it was time for her
to appear, he would pull out his dollar
watch and consult it. The gang still
continued to kid him; but only one
man ever dared to speak to the little
nurse-girl, and we carried him around
the corner to get his broken wing set.
This is how it happened. Murray,
a fresh little riveter, was on the
ground floor talking with his "bucker-
up"���helper���when the girl came
along. Not knowing anything of
Svenborg's affairs, he attempted to
flirt with her. If she saw him at all,
she ignored him.
Then Murray, Ihe unquenchable,
hailed the girl.
"Hello, sweetheart!" be said, waving his hat.
Svenborg, swinging the big crane
around, slopped dead. The red blood
jumped up in bis face, and he called
"Watch that," he said, pointing at
the steel in the air.
Brushing a couple of laborers aside
as if they were paper soldiers, he
strode over, grabbed Murray by the
seat of his trousers and the nape of
his neck, and lifted him clean over
his head. With a guttural Norwegian
oath, he hurled the kicking form
twenty feet into a corner, turned on
his heel, and walked back to work.
The girl threw him a look of thanks,
and went away.
After that, when Murray returned
from his enforced vacation, he gave
Svenborg and the girl all the room
they wanted. Murray had changed.
We told him how glad we were to
have him back, and secretly lejoic-
ed in his chastened spirit. An acrobatic flight through the air and a
heavy lliump in a corner arc a splendid recipe for putting the fear of God
in a man's heart.
Svenborg continued to shoot steel
io ihe bunch above, and Freda to pass
by on her morning stroll. They had j
reached the stage where she bowed
I sweetly, and in return he would make
an awkward attempt at lifting his hat. \
I I watched the little love-story unwinding itself as smooth as a ball of
The kid and the squarehead had
become great friends. Svenborg made
il a regular thing to buy a big red
apple every morning on his way to
work, and to shove it into the lad's
pocket. Not that that kid needed
apples, being bom with a golden pip-
pin in his mouth; but all kids were
alike to Svenborg. and all kids were
fond of apples.
As I said, Freda never crossed the
street. She would stand on the curb
and smile, and to Svenborg that smile
was the sunrise. Then the day began. The birds woke with selections
"i grand opera, and the night watchman went home and to bed.
It was a rosy world those days, and
from my roost on the F.iffcl Tower
I noticed that Svenborg was fast losing that beautiful flow of profanity
which had made him the envy of
Local No. 40. A portentous evolution was going on before my eyes.
I felt like Darwin when he first
Stumbled upon the trail of my long-
lost, long-tailed, antediluvian grandfather.
Svenborg now brushed his hair
every morning, and wore his hat far
back on his head, so that you could
see the part. The climax came when
he turned up with a new suit of overalls and a clean pair of light yellow
gloves. In my surprise I dropped a
hot rivet upon my bucker-up, ahc\ almost tumbled into the street a mile
below. Believe me. buddie, there was
something in the air besides the birds.
Glancing down the avenue, I saw
Freda and the hoy turn the comer.
"he'll     surely
"Now."   I   laughed,
make all impi eilli .11!"
I looked al my watch. They were
ahead of time. Svenborg was busy
pulling the chain around a big angle-
"My," I thought, "he's dirtying
those yellow kids! If I wait long
enough. I'll find him wiping his hands
on those pretty overalls."
The steel swung into the air, and
Svenborg jumped on a pile of dirt to
watch il. The engine snorted and
chugged. 1 could see the boy running
along 011 our side of the street in the
direction   of  the    square-head.      1
shouted a warning, but the high wind
carried my voice away. Svenborg had
his eyes on the load, and the boy was
almost under it.
Again I shouted. Why couldn't he
hear?    If anything  should  give���
R-r-pl R-r-rip! The steel slipped
through the chain like an eel through
your lingers. I clutched the column
and yelled. Svenborg saw the boy
when the load was just over him.
With a cry, he Hung himself on the
little fellow and bore him to the
ground. The steel fell straight across
his back, crushing them both to the
earth. The crowd lifted it off. and
pulled the lad out, more scared than
Murray, with the tenderness of a
woman, raised Svenborg's head and
laid it in Freda's lap. Another roughneck ran around the comer to telephone for an ambulance.
There was no need. Svenborg had
taken his "time" and gone on to
another job. Murray���fresh Murray
���forgetting everything, threw himself
on a pile of iron and sobbed like a
The heart oi a rough-neck passeth
Kipling's Training
A well-known American author
told this story not long ago :
In 1899 I met Rudyard Kipling in
London, and he and I became great
chums On one occasion I asked him
how he had learned the art of concise expression and of packing so
much meaning into a few words.
Then he divulged the secret.
"When I was in India working on a
newspaper," he explained, "it was my
business to fill exactly two columns
in each issue of the paper. The fellow who had done the work before me
had been In the habit of collecting
enough real news to fill that space,
but it was awfully hot in India, and I
soon saw it would be too much
trouble to run around getting up the
material. Consequently, I decided to
write a fiction story for each issue.
"I did that, and usually what I
wrote in the first place exceeded the
two columns in length. I then had
to cut it down and condense it so as
to make it fit. In this way I learned
the art of conciseness and of making
a few words say much."
Not Reliably Informed
The gentleman who wore evening
clothes and the remnants of a jag at
nine o'clock in the morning was
clinging to the footboard of a crowded
surface car in Chicago. As the car
rounded a sharp curve with a jerk, the
person in the incongruous apparel
fell quickly and heavily to the cobblestones. Me was picked up by the
strong hands of the conductor and
about twenty passengers.
"Collision?" he asked, in a dignified
tone of voice.
"No," said the conductor.
"Off the track?" further questioned
the victim of the accident.
"No," said Ihe conductor.
"Well," concluded he of the jag, "if
I had known that, I wouldn't have
gotten off."
Heroism and Humor
That all Englishmen do not appreciate our history is the belief of a well-
known Ottawa newspaperman. In
support of this, he tells the story of
the dandified, monocled Britisher
who was shown the battlefield of
Lundy's  Lane.
"Ah! What have wc here.-" asked
Ihe Englishman, looking at the imposing pile.
lie was informed that it was the
General  Brock  Monument.
"How high  is it?" he asked.
He was told. Then, seeing a flat
stone near him, lie  Inquired :
"And what have wc here?"
"That," explained his guide, "commemorates the spot where one of
General  Brock's officers fell."
The tourist glanced up to the top
of the monument, took another look
at the tablet, and remarked sagely :
"Ah, I see. Of course, it killed him
Sir Wilfrid's Interview
When Sir Wilfrid Laurier started
to tour the West in 1911), the rccep-
tion accorded him by the "Winnipeg
Telegram," the paper owned by Honorable Bob Rogers, upon his arrival in the prairie metropolis, was
anything but kindly. Sir Wilfrid arrived on the Twelfth of July, and the
"Telegram" did not hesitate to dwell
upon religious subjects along with
other criticisms of the old chief.
One of the "Telegram" reporters,
now engaged in newspaper work in
Vancouver, approached Sir Wilfrid
at the Royal Alexandra Hotel for an
"What paper do you represent?"
asked Sir Wilfrid, politely.
"The 'Winnipeg Telegram,'" replied the scribe.
c-"9.��,<.l,f'"'Bive y��u< my    son,"    said
Sir Wilfrid.
The minister of a certain parish in
Scotland was walking one misty night
through a street in the village, when
he fell into a deep hole. There was
no ladder by which he could make his
escape, and he began to shout for
help. A laborer passing heard his
cries, and, looking down, asked who
he was. The minister told him
whereupon the laborer remarked :
Weel, weel, ye necdna kick up sic a
noise. You'll no be needed afore Saw-
bath, an' this is only Wednesday
mcht." '
South Vancouver
Builders' Supply
Dealers in
of all kinds
Phone : Fraser 36
Phone : Fairmont 1940
Phone : Fraser 84
Coal orders taken at all offices and
delivered to all parts of South
Western  Bungalow Co.
703 Dominion Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Phone Sevmour 1856
To Our Readers
TN turning out a Printing Job, two things arc
essential. As printing is one of the finest of
the Arts, it is necessary that the men who do tin-
work be much more than mere mechanics. A
printer may be a most capable man, yet if he has
not the tools, his efficiency will count for little.
The men engaged in the printing shop of the
Greater Vancouver Publishers were hand-picked
from the most reliable job offices in Vancouver.
This shop has been equipped with the most
modern printing tools and devices.
The presses arc new. The faces of the hundreds of fonts of type in our cases are clean-cut
and fresh.
IVe will aim to give work turned out from this
office a distinct personality. The Greater Vancouver Publishers' Shop is the first complete
printing plant to be opened in South Vancouver.
Wc should be able to give you a good "deal"
on any printing you -would like to have done.
Greater Vancouver Publishers
Thirtieth Avenue and Main Street
South Vancouver, B. C.
Phone: Fairmont  1874
�� SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
Nicholls Electric Co.
House Wiring, Fixtures, Bells and Telephones.
Electric Signs
28th Avenue and Main Streets
South Vancouver
Phone F. 1560
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
Florists and Nurserymen
Vancouver, B. C.
Stores :
48 Hastings Street East.   Phone : Seymour 988
401 Granville Street.   Phone : Sevmour 5727
Greenhouses :
21st Avenue and Main Street.   Phone : Fairmont 796
Victoria : 1007 Government Street
Hammond.   Long-distance phone 17
Phone : Seymour 4674
Western  Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
153 Cordova St. E., Vancouver, B. C.
Thorne   Metal   Store   Front  Bars,   Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Takar Singh
Main Street and Ferris Road
Lots    Cleared
South Vancouver's Water Supply
With the approach of the h"t
weather it is most desirable there
ihould be no waste of water iii the
municipality, although there need be
no apprehension in regard to the supply, t'mler the energetic supervision
of Mr. Mullen, the interciti of resi
��� hnii in thi-. particular are well looked
after. Energetic -.tip-, are being taken
to considerably augment the present
service. During ihe two weeks end
ing Saturday last, the municipality i f
South Vancouver expended no less a
sum than $57,419.68 on the water set
vice, according to the report submit
ted by Superintendent Mullett, of the
Waterworks Department, to the Fire
and Light Committee. The cost of
the new pump i which arrived here
last Saturday) is nol included in ihi-
estimate, as the bill has not yet been
received, The pump itself is capable
of pumping 570,01X1 rations a day. Ii
h.i> been taken to Central Park and
tested, and proved very satisfactory,
The New Well
Work i* proceeding rapidly on the
ne�� well now being bored on the
C. P, R. properly When the well
had been dug to a depth of 20ft. it
was found that the water supply was
SO great that the pumps were unable
0. control it. This is eminently satisfactory. The quantity now being
pumped from the well is 800,000 gallons per day, of which 195 gallons a
minute are directed into the mains and
200 a minute into the ditches as
dirty water. A supply of timber lo
wall in the sides and bottom ol tin
well has been supplied lo the Superintendent, al his request, and this
will enable  him to furnish a largely
augmented water supply to the higher
levels of the city. It needs an ex-
ceptional pressure to carry the water
through tlie mains to supply such a
widespread area a- thai of South
Vancouver. The water from the new
well j, absolutely pure, and there ii
every indication of an almost inex
haustible supply.
"Waste Not, Want Not!"
Mr. Mullett. in his report, drawl
attention to the fact thai owing to
trouble with the present pump���which
no on, could possibly have foreseen
���the supply )uil recently became
somewhat -lack. This was more '
pecially ihe case in the higher levels
Consequently he had caused the use
oi water on gardens, lawns, and   -id. ���
walks to I).' restricted. He gives an
emphatic denial to the statement made
by  Mr.   Whelpton,  of    the    School
Hoard, thai the six hundred pupils of
the Lord Selkirk school had been
without water, and states that never
since the school was built bad that
institution been short of water. Included in the report is a statement to
the effect that there are, up to date,
5659 miles of water mains, supplying
28,250 persons, and that with the aid
of the new pump and the use of the
wells at present under construction
there is every reason to believe there
will be a pure and abundant supply
for the future. In this assurance the
municipality has an asset the value
of which cannot be overestimated.
This, however, is no justification for
waste or for those who leave taps running for want of thought or neglect,
and fail in their duty to the rest of
the community.
Fraser Street is Forging Forward as
a Business District
Throughout South Vancouver there
is no district that is progressing more
rapidly than that contiguous to Fraser
Street. Among the new buildings
that were completed ill the neighborhood of South Hill during last week
is the large block which has been
erected by the Marker Drug Company.
a South Vancouver enterprise that
now owns several splendid drug
The new building at South Hill has
been built substantially and represents
an investment of more than $10,000
One portion of the ground Boor will
be occupied by one of the Barker
Drug Stores. Splendid suites of
rooms have been arranged on the
second floor as quarters for a physician. The Barker Block on Fraser
Street is situated at the corner of
Forty-eighth Avenue.
Boy's Essay on "The Baby"
A baby is a man or woman as
I hey first enter the world, and is
sometimes called a infant, and they
bring plenty of joy lo its parents.
Babies need much care because the
bones are not strong enough for the
baby to be used naturally.
( When a baby is a few months old
a malecart is wanted so a.s to give
it some fresh air. and it has to be
nursed till it can crawl about Ihe
floor. Most women like babies very
much and wouldn't do without them.
When first it is born it is very
tciscy and begins to cry, and they are
enough to make anyone mad. It also
needs a lot of care, for it will cnhail
any disease.
Baby is the pet of the family, especially mother, who, if the baby is a
boy he becomes her darling boy in
after years.
When baby is about four years old
it is briched if it is a boy, but if it is
a girl she remains in her same clothes.
To look after a baby is very awkward if you ain't used to it, for they
jump and kick and have to be carefully  handled.
It is crisincd when it is old enough
to eat solid tood.
Some babies are very tiresome and
have to be  nutritiously looked after.
My father told me he came in a
little blue box, bit learned men say
we came  from monkeys.
If the mother trys to learn
walk very early it will make
My baby is a dear little thing.
A  Startler
A teacher was giving a lesson in
"Tonic Sol-fa" to a class of infants.
She sang a Hole and then said. "Now
children, who can tell me what that
sounds   like?"
Dead silence reigned, and the note
and question were repealed, and this
time a small boy. with a look of
sudden inspiration on his face, raised his hand and said, "The fog-horn!"
it   to
The Leading City Lumber Co.
CJ On the North Ann of the Fraser River, the LEADING CITY LUMBER
COMPANY occupies one of the best sites in the best manufacturing locality in
the West.
���g The LEADING CITY LUMBER COMPANY is South Vancouver's newest industry.
If Mr. A. F. Fawcett and his associates have invested $25,000 in the mill, which will
form the nucleus of a ft'reat industry.
���I The LEADING CITY LUMBER COMPANY is prepared to take orders for
carload lots of sash and door kiln dried stock.
Mill and Office:      South Vancouver, B. C.
Like the funny answers given by
the school child, which have become
known as "howlers," the advertisements in daily papers are often extremely, though unintentionally,
funny. In these advertisements the
meaning is usually clear, but the construction has given a funny turn to
the idea expressed.
A clothing house advertised "Blue
men's striped shirts at 39 cents."
The "Want" advertisement column
appears the richest field of fun, as is
shown by the following advertisements, many of which appeared in
Canadian papers :
Wanted���A waitress to sleep at
home; no Sunday work.
Wanted���A girl to operate a typewriter with, references.
Wanted���An experienced man to
run a  saw-mill out of town.
A   young   lady  wishes  her   passage
lo  Europe.    Willing to take care of J
children and a good sailor.
Wanted,   for         Methodist
Church, an organist and boy to blow i
the same.
Wanted, for Alberta, a man to take !
care of horses who can speak Ger- j
Wanted���Saleslady in corsets and
Wanted���.Women to sew on buttons
on the top flat of the  building.
A dog by a young man with pointed  ears.
Wanted���Experienced nurse for
bottled baby.
Wanted���A boy to be inside and
partly outside the store.
Wanted���Flat for manufacturer :
about 100ft. long and 40ft. wide.
Apartments Wanted���Bed-sitting
ooms wanted by gentleman with folding doors.
Room wanted by a student with
light anil heat.
Wanted rooms (31 by young
couple with both kinds of gas.
Wanted���Good milch cows by an
elderly lady with short horns.
In an English paper there appeared,
under the heading, "Startling New-.,"
the following : Corns cured after suffering  twenty-one  years  with  	
Corn Cure.
A Nice, Gentle Job
In Jack London's famous story,
"The Sea Wolf," the hero is none
other than Captain Alexander Mac-
Lean, of Vancouver, as a great many
Vancouver people very well know.
The captain is a typical sea-rover,
though lie confines himself very much
to land in ihcse days���and lo Canadian soil not altogether from preference. The Captain went up to tin
Hotel Vancouver one day. when .'������ii
struction on the western section oi
the Grand Trunk Pacific was bung
Started.     He   met   W.   A.   llarkin.   the
newspaperman, in  the lobby of the
"I want to find Jack Stewart," said
the captain to Mr. llarkin. Then he
told why he wauled to see Mr.
Stewart. "I want a nice, soft job,"
said MacLean, "with the Foley,
Welch and Stewart outfit."
So Jack Stewart was eventually located.
llarkin introduced the captain to
the big railroad contractor, and explained that Mac wanted "a nice, gentle job on  construction."
"Just so," said Stewart, "and what
particular line of work would you be
likely* to require?"
"Well." said the Sea Wolf, twisting bis long dagger-like moustache,
"I was thinkin' that I might be able
to get the contract of freightin' denna-
miie up the Skeena!"
Making Flies
The following conversation took
place between a little fellow of four
and his mothei :
"Mamma, who made the lions and
the elephants?"
"God. my dear," she answered.
"And  did  He make  the flies,  too?"
"Yes. my dear," replied his mother.
The little chap paused a while, as if
pondering the matter over, and then
said. "Fiddlin' work making Hies!"
Brahms dined one day with one of
his fanatic admirers, and the latter,
knowing the master's predilection for
line wine, had a bottle of renowned
quality brought to the table toward
the end of the repast.
"This," be exclaimed, "is the
Brahms among my wines!"
The guest sipped of it. saying :
"Excellent, wonderful! Now bring
on your Beethoven!"
G. E. McBride
& Co.
In the Spring a housewife's fancy
lightly turns to thoughts of
paint. Paint covereth a multitude of sins. Rickety is the
house that is not painted properly. Paint yours���and your
neighbor paints his fence, too
If you don't set the example in painting and
beautifying your place, the whole street is
apt to go to the dogs.
We are pushing paints. We are handling
are selling the SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
PAINTS to particular people.
our Main Street Store. We sell SHERWIN-
Street Store. South Vancouver people
are the kind of customers who insist on
Paint, prepared
Made to paint
buildings with,
outside and inside.
Covers Most.
Wears Longest.
Looks    Best.
There is only one thing that is as necessary to a
front verandah as a fresh coat of paint. That
one thing is a hammock. Young men have
been known to write sonnets on the HAMMOCKS that are sold in the McBRIDE
When you have painted the inside of the house
and have given the kitchen a coat of enamel.
let us supply you with SCREEN DOORS
We will sell you the best STOVES that can be
bought anywhere in the country.
We carry everything in HARDWARE, from
tacks upward.
We carry the clean and easily-kept-clean ENAMEL KITCHEN UTENSILS.
All in all, our Stores are pretty well stocked with
every article that comes under the head of
Sixteenth Avenue
and Main Street
Phone: Fairmont 899
Corner 49th Ave. & Fraser Street EIGHT
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
The Western Investment Co.
When investing in Realty Holdings in Collingwood or vicinity, consult our listings and buy at
prices that are right. Our listings include several of
the best properties in the district.
Insure your home against fire. We represent
substantial companies.
Loans on good security.
J. B. Appleby, Manager
South Vancouver the Mecca
for Renters who are Burdened
The Economy Market
Nothing gives better satisfaction to the members
of a family than meat which is fresh, tender, and
bought at prices which arc right. Our meats are
specially selected to meet all these requirements.
Saturday Specials
Choice Pot Roast, by the piece 12#C per lb.
Round Steak  2 lb. for 3.^c
Boiling Beef   8c and 10c a lb.
Wilson's Royal Ham and Bacon 20c a lb.
Butter, Eggs and Fresh Vegetables
Fred  ScOtt Joyce Street
COLLINGWOOD EAST    Phone : Collingwood 61
Corner Grant and Westminster Roads
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
Large  Lots
No. 1 Road and Grant
(Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash payment. These lots are
cleared, and some have been resold at nearly
double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near
Park Avenue. Cleared. Splendid Business
Site.   Away below market value.
The widening and paving of Westminster
Road is now an assured fact, and prices will
soon be on the jump.   Get in and buy now.
J. Be Todrick
& Company
Phone : Collingwood 13R
Landlordism Scarcely Exist* on the North Arm Slope���A City of
Homes���And There are a Thousand Acres of Cheap
Residential Sites yet to Choose From
On the Vancouver peninsula there
is only one district left where men
earning small incomes may own their
own homes, their own gardens, and
raise their own chickens. This chosen
spot is South Vancouver.
It  has  been  said  that  South  Van-
and schools arc to be found. Some
fifteen thousand children attend the
Smith Vancouver public schools. Five
years ago the attendance was less than
live hundred.
New churches are being built on the
most   prominent   corners  throughout
1  |X|    ISI v,^
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A Typical South Vancouver Home
couver is the home of the "Full-dinner-pail brigade." and there is much
in this. It has been said that South
Vancouver is the "lledroom of Vancouver Proper."
Where  there  is  prosperity  among
the  working  people,  many  churches
the district, and congregations which
worshipped   at   little    missions    and i
chapels a  few  years ago today sup-
port stately edifices.
South   Vancouver  is  increasing  in
population  at  the  rate of something |
like a thousand a month.
All Tilings Shall Pass Away
At the corner of Twenty-fourth
avenue and Main street there is a
little building scarcely more than
twelve feet square. Two years ago it
was built, and at that time the Twenty-fourth avenue section was a sylvan
glade, not the pretty bungalow district it is today.   When the tiny roof
it throughout South Vancouver and
Greater Vancouver. The halcyon
days of the small real estate operator
are passing away. In these time the
land business is being hedged into
stately office apartment! on prominent corners throughout the Peninsula.
A South Vancouver Street Three Years Ago
was placed on the house, there was
unfurled above it a banner with the
inevitable device,
There was many a pound of smoking tobacco consumed within the portals of that little office. Of that there
is not a question, and many a land
deal was put through over the minute
unvarnished  fir  counter.
Those men who saw Vancouver in
her infancy and made prolit out of
the foresight of investors from outside arc being superseded in their
little offices by the men who do
plumbing and wiring, the small
grocers and provision merchants, tobacconists  and   newsdealers.
Soon these little band-box realty offices will have disappeared, and in ten
years' time one of them, if saved and
nlaced in some museum, would be of
The Same District a Few Months Since
Today, over the door of the place,
there is this sign,
As it is at the corner of Twenty-
fourth avenue and Main street, so is
just as much interest as that photograph of one of the first real estate
offices in Vancouver conducted by
J. W. Home, now many times a millionaire, which was situated in the
hollow of a great cedar tree.
A company of Edinburgh students
were starting for Glasgow on a football excursion, and meant to have a
carriage to themselves. At the last
moment, however, just as the train
was starting, in hastened an old
One of the young fellows, thinking
to get rid of her easily, remarked :
"My good woman, this is a smoking-
i car, don't you know?"
"Well, well," answered the woman;
"never mind. I'll male' it dae." And
she took a seat.
As the train started the word was
passed round, "Smoke her out." All
the windows were closed accordingly,
every student produced a pipe, and
soon the car was filled with a dense
cloud of tobacco-smoke. So foul was
the air that at last one of the boys
began to feel ill. As he took his pipe
from his mouth and settled back into his seat the old woman leaned forward to him.
"If you are dune, sir," she said in
a wheedling tone, "wad ye kindly
gie me a bit draw? I came awa' in
sic a haste I forgot mine."���Sheffield
"That's a beautiful girl you have in
your store," said the man acquaintance. "I have seen her in the window several days as I passed."
"She isn't an employee," the milliner answered wearily. "She's a
woman trying to decide on a new
* *   *
There is nothing so terrible in life
as to be annexed by the wrong party.
* *    *
Don't waste time regretting time
that has been wasted.
His Phone Line and the Panama
Canal   Will   Open   Together
Fred Archer, the man who owns
Ihe South Side Furniture Store, quite
a large establishment on Main street,
says that he is impatient for the
opening of the Panama Canal.
"For I figure," says Mr. Archer,
"that by the time the canal is opened,
Ihe British Columbia Telephone Company will have my 'phone put in."
Mr. Archer says that he applied for
a writ of habeas corpus on a telephone instrument some months ago,
but his South Vancouver citizenship
has interfered with the company
showing any despatch in the matter.
One of the most amusing "breaks"
made in setting type was that on a
Toronto paper at the time of the unveiling of the late Sir John A. Mac-
donald's statue in Queen's Park. Sir
John, as is well known, so often wore
a red rose that it became known as
his choice among flowers for the button-hole. The paper referred to tried
to say that many leading Conservatives standing about the monument
wore the red rose so characteristic
of the late chieftain. But the typesetting machine made "rose" read
*    *   *
It was a dripping London day, and
the driver had just stopped his bus
to allow a Parsee in a red turban to
"What sort of chap is that?" asked
the driver   of an English passenger.
"He's a Parsee���worshipper of the
sun," was the reply.
"Worships the sun," repeated the
shivering driver. "I suppose he comes
'ere to 'ave a re3t."
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
Boots and Shoes:
OUR BOOTS and SHOES are the last word in footwear,
and are made by the leading Canadian manufacturers. They
combine all the qualities of comfort, durability and style which
mark the recognized lines. Our prices are beiow the best prices
of the city.   Visit this store and wc will convince you.
Gents' Furnishings:
All the latest lines are included in our stock of GENTS'
FURNISHINGS, which have been carefully selected. See us
for furnishings which indicate the well-dressed and groomed man.
Collingwood East   -    Joyce Street
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Equipped with up-to-date machinery.
Every order receives our prompt attention.
First-class work done.
Pioneer Dry Goods Store
Ruffell  and   Tallyn
Nothing is more satisfying to the housewife than
groceries which embrace all the best lines for table and
pantry use.   Our groceries arc the kind that satisfy.
Collingwood East   -   Joyce Street
���  FOR SALE ���
A 9-room House on 66-foot lot, for $3,600. $600 cash,
balance in 3 years.
This is a snap : A Double Corner one Block off the Boundary Road for $850.   $100 cash ; balance in 2 years.
A 33-foot lot on the Westminster Road, all cleared and in
grass, for $1000.   $100 cash, and $30 every 3 months.
Oben & Jackson
CENTRAL PARK, B. C.        Phone :   Collingwood 15R
Extensive Listings of Acreage and Lots. Houses to Rent
Loans and Insurance
J. Shaw E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
All Kinds of Building Material
_>�� SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
is Going to be the Centre
of a Great City
Prices in this district will advance and advance, and
then advance, and -wc will think with wonder of the
time that wc could buy at present prices.
Share the prosperity of this district by buying a lot in
one of our new subdivisions.
See the Back Page
317 Pender West
Collingwood East
Real Estate Agents
yy lien you're out to speculate,
|-|   ouses, Lots, and Real Estate
If    <ci>   your   weather   eye   on
���*   KENT:
��    ase   expense,   STOP   paying
M    ow's the time to choose your
^  rade with us��� our terms arc
ft,  our  1'oultry  Ranches,  too���
C   urely they look good to you!
Q   pportunity is  knocking,
N   ot 'o heed is simply shocking.
Watch our list for fine buys
in these very s,elcct districts.
A bargain that will not come
your way every day : 2-room
dwelling, with furniture, on large
corner, 99ft. road. $800. $310
cash, balance $15 a month.
Our Bridge Street and River
Road Properties are gilt-edged
buys.    Lots from $550.
Special  terms to builders
Good Building Lot, 40ft., close
to school, $750.    Easy terms.
Phone: Collingwood 18.     P.O.Box 22, Collingwood
Branch Office : River Road and Ash Street, Eburne
For Sale or Exchange
A nice new 5-room Bungalow just off Westminster Road, on
Earles Road (Right at the car terminus).
Would consider trade as part payment
Black  &  McDonnell
418 Abbott Street Phone : Scy. 6377
Branch Office : Westminster and Wales Rd.
Phone :   Collingwood 52
T. Craig -
Collingwood East
Fresh Meats of all descriptions at prices
that are right.
Westminster Road
Just a Minute!
If it is Sash and Doors you want, consult
Clements & Tufnail
The Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Collingwood West
We keep a full stock of Sash, Doors, Frames, and
Sheet Glass.
Be sure and get our prices before placing your
Estimates cheerfully furnished at any time.
Thank You
Collingwood Ratepayers Ask
for Better Water System
Council to be Urged to Join in With the City of Vancouver
in Increasing Efficiency of Present Service
It   is   a   very   encouraging   Itate   of
affairi   when   ratepayer*  and   house
holders display an iiiii'.uni of intrust
such as has been shown at recent meel
ing^ of tin- Ward I  Ratepayers'   \-
tociation.    Ratepayers'  Associations,
unfortunately, '1'. not always eager
der  ihe  greatest amount of interest
iii  civic  matters, but the association
of Ward I is io be congratulated upon
the   manner   in   which   il   is   seeking
knowledge   upon   matters   pertaining
to the public weal, and its anxiety to
Suggest   and  put   forward  movements
designed to achieve things in the interest of South Vancouver.
Until the pasl few weeks the Rate
payers'   Association   of   Ward   1   has
not been an active association.    Such
an organization was in existence, hut
its activities wire not marked.   What
it lacked ill interest ill the past, however, has been more than made up
by its redoubled efforts in the last
week or two. A little over a week
ago the association was brought to
lite again with a large membership,
and since then there has been renewed interest in public questions, A
meeting of the association was held
on Monday night of this week, when
ihe membership was increased to
j nearly fifty.
The greatest enthusiasm  prevailed
I at this meeting, one of tin- questions
which   was  thoroughly  discussed   bc-
] ing the  water  supply  of  South   Van-
I couver and methods whereby it might
be put on a more permanent and satisfactory  basis.    The   feeling  of  the
meeting  was  that  the  water   system
was open to many Improvements, and
a strong resolution was drawn up ure-
in" the necessity upon the council of
taking   immediate   steps   to     have     it
brought up to a better standard. One
of the principal speakers of the even*
ing was  Mr. Geo.  Rae, who told the
meeting  that  the  plan  he  suggested
at the present time was considerably
in advance of the water scheme which
he advocated in 1907.    In view of the
! fact  that .South  Vancouver  would  al
I some near date be a part of the City
' of Vancouver, it was his opinion that
any plan of making the water system
of   South   Vancouver   more     efficient
\ could only be considered in the light
! of this fact.   Accordingly, lie thought
that the council of South Vancouver
should  approach   the   council   of  the
City  of  Vancouver  and  secure   from
them   the   privilege   of   joining   with
them in the expense of a large main
from  the  falls on  Seymour  Creek  to
Burrard  Inlet, going above the present highest intake of Ihe City of Van
couver about 200ft Also the coun
��� il oi South Vancouver should turn
over lo the city their record on Sey
mour Creek, in return for which they
would receive an unlimited supply of
water, sufficient to not only serve
South Vancouver of today, but
South Vancouver of years to come.
By this method of joining the city
South Vancouver would have a water
pressure of aboul 100 pounds at its
highest point, and certainly the low-
levels would have all the water required. He had been over the ground
where South Vancouver was sinking
wells at the present lime, and it was
his opinion that they would never
serve the city satisfactorily.
The matter came in for a long discussion, in which Messrs. (' Bailey
and J. B. Appleby and others expressed similar views, and a strongly
worded resolution was passed, to be
-���ii! t" the council.
i in a ni"ii'.ii of Messrs. Appleby
and Flack it was decided that the association pledge its support to the
Westminster Road Improvement As-
Bociation in its efforts to have Westminster road permanently improved
and paved. In this connection the
association also placed itself on record as approving of the generosity of
Reeve Weart and Council of Uurnaby
in turning over to South Vancouver
ils share of the $70,000 voted by the
government for the improvement of
tin- road this year, with the understanding that Burnaby will get the
grant next year.
President Black, of the Westminster
Road Improvement Association, was
present at the meeting, and thanked
Ihe members for the kindly interest
they were taking in the improvement
of this main thoroughfare, and gave
as his opinion that the grant this year
would complete about one-third of the
permanent improvement of the road.
It is expected that this work will be
completed by the end of the summer.
Mr. J. Francis Bursill, who was
made an honorary member of the
association, invited the members to a
smoker, to be held in the Bursill
Library on the night of May 31. The
invitation was accepted, with many
thanks. A committee was appointed
to provide a program for that evening, and many well-known artists will
appear at this function.
It was decided to hold the regular
meetings of the association on the
first Friday of each month in Carlc-
ton Hall, and the lir-i regular meeting will accordingly be held on June
Mr. R. C. Hodgson
Izaak Walton, the "father of angling," is one of ihe quaintest characters in  literature
He was born on August 9, 1593, and
after acquiring a moderate competency as a London linen draper, he retired from business in 1643, and for
forty years afterwards enjoyed
ociety of bis books, hi- angle, and
his friends, some of them among the
most  famous Englishmen    of
His Favorite Stream
Izaak Walton is the uncanonized
patron saint oi anglers, and to speak
ol Walton is to fall to praising him.
As Charles Lamb says: "It might
sweeten a man's temper a' any time to
read the Complete Angler'" Even
plying his trade he used to take every
opportunity "to go a-fishing with
honest Nat and R, Roe." Ill- favorite stream was the Lea, a river
which has its source above \\ are, in
Hertfordshire, and gliding about the
country to the northeast of London
falls into the Thames a little ale ���
Izaak Walton had begun authorship before he left his shop. Mis first
writings were five biographies, brief
yet full, written in sympathy yet with
faithfulness, with reverence, modesty,
ami discretion. Not th.se live-, how-
evei but "The- Complete Angler for
Contemplative Man'- Recreation"
won Walton's true title to fame. It
was published in 1653. the year in
which Oliver Cromwell was declared
protector, and Walton lived to see it
pass through four other editions.
Subject to Criticism
"The Angler" long ago took an undisputed place among English clas-
slcs, and to speak of its abounding
poetry, wisdom, and piety would be;
to repeat criticism which has passed
into commonplace.
The advice which Walton gives for
the treatment of live bait, as, for in- '
stance,  the  dressing  of  a   frog   with
hook and wire,  needle    and    thread, I
"using him as though you loved him��� <
that is, harm him as little as you may
possible, that he may live the longer," [
and  the recommendation  of a  perch |
for  taking pike as  "the  longest  lived
fish on the hook," have subjected him
to   the   charge   oi   cruelty.      Hence
Byron writes in "Don Juan" of :
"Angling, too, that solitary vice,
Whatever Izaak Walton sings or says;
The quaint, old cruel coxcomb, in his
Should  have  a  hook,  and    a     small
trout to pull it."
The Spirit of Innocence.
Charles Lamb, in a letter to Coleridge, wrote : "Among all your
i|uaint readings did you ever light
upon 'Walton's Complete Angler'? I
asked you the question once before;
it breathes the very spirit of innocence, purity, and simplicity of heart.
There are many choice old verses interspersed in it. It would Christianize every discordant angry passion.
Pray make yourself acquainted with
Thomas Flatman, who died in 1872,
pay- the following poetic tribute to
the noted angler :
"Happy   old   man!   whose   worth   all
mankind knows
Except thyself���who charitably si
The   reaily   way   to     virtue     and     to
The   way   to   many   long   and   happy
Declaration in a Will
Blessed with fine health. Walton
carried the vigor of manhood into old
age. In the great frost of 1683, which
covered ihe Thames with ice eleven
inches thick, split oaks and forest
tie,- and killed the hollies, and in
which nearly all the birds perished.
Izaak died in his ninety-first year. He
was at the time on a visit to his
daughter Anne at Winchester, and he
was buried in Winchester cathedral.
In a will made a few months be' ir .
he declared his belie! lo be, in all
points of faith, "as the Church of
England now professeth; a declaration of -mne consequences," he as-
sei'-. "on aci ount i >l a very II ng and
very true friendship with some of the
Roman church."
W.   A.   BELL
301 50th Avenue East
South Hill P. 0.
Estimates Given
You'll   --ay   s",  if  you  Try
25th   and   MAIN   STREET
J.  D.  Marston
Builder   and    Contractor
Joiner and Cabinet
Show   Cases,   Store   and   Office
Fixtures, Sash. Door-.
Frames, Etc.
Estimates given on all classes of
Phone :  Fairmont 989
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
Northwestern League
Vancouver V. Portland
Weekday   games   4   o clock
Saturday afternoons.  3 o'clock
Vancouver vs. New Westminster--1912
Mr. Hodgson is one of [he leading citizens of the Cedar Cottage
centre, lie has been for year.-. President of the South Vancouver
Board of Trade, and has always been identified with public affairs In
South Vancouver. Mr. Hodgson has assisted and observed Greater
Vancouver grow from a picturesque frontier village.
How To Do It
John was the squire's handy man.
It fell to his lot occasionally to deliver presents of game from the laird
to the parish minister on his way
home, and as this took him about half
a mile off his road he was getting
rather tired of it, especially as there
was no remuneration for his trouble.
One evening he was told off to deliver a brace of grouse, and on arrival
at the manse he marched straight into the study, where the minister was
engaged writing up his sermon for
Sunday, banged the grouse down on
the desk, and exclaimed, "Game from
the laird, sir."
"John, John!" exclaimed the minister, "surely there is a nicer way of
doing a thing than that."
John looked rather sheepish, and
did not reply.
"Now, John." said the minister, "you
sit down in my chair here, and I will
endeavor to show you the proper way
of handing over the present." lie
then retired from the study, and
John seated himself.
. Hearing a timid knock at the door
John answered, "Come in," and the
minister, entering, said. "The squire
presents his compliments, and wishes
you to accept this small present of
John, looking up rather surprised,
smiled and answered, "Return my
thanks to the squire, and please accept this half-crown for your trouble."
had sent Eva ten letters, six letter-
cards, and twenty-seven picture post.
cards Why. then, was there a touch
of sadness in her greeting when he
Hew to her arms on his return?
"Dearest," he whispered, "what is
the matter?"
"Oh, George," she said, "you didn't
send me a kiss in your ninth letter."
"My precious," he replied; "that
night I had steak and onions for dinner, and you wouldn't have liked a
kiss after onions, would you?"
And, such is the unfathomable
power of love, she was satisfied, and
rested on him.
Declined With Thanks
The small boy was dressed in f it-
ball costume, composed of red. yellow, and green rule-, and with a
iauntj air lie walked into the newspaper nine, and hand ���! '��� thi
inc.  editor a dirty sera;' i if papei
On it was a brief account of a juvenile football match which had taken
place that afternoon, Glancing at the
report, ihe editorial eye caugj_it the
words, "Morgan kicked a magnifi-
i cent goal, ihe finest ever seen on the
ground "
"Who is  Morgan?" asked  the  edi-
| tor.
The youngster turned the thumb of
his right hand proudly to his breast.
"1 am Morgan," he said, calmly.
June 1. June 15. July 1. July 2(1. August 3,
August   17.  August 24,  and September  14.
Season tickets ior above games, entitling
holders to the same seats for every yame, will
be on sale at Harry Godirey's Sporting Goods
Store. 132 Hastings street West. or. and after
May 20.
Thornton Bros.
First-class Horseshoers and General Blacksmith Worker-.
First Lane  east of  Main, between
25th and 26th Avenues
Cabby's Idea of a Lady
A cabman was summoned for using
threats towards a lady, and his con-
1 stant   remark   in   Court   was :   "She
ain't no lady."
"Do you know a lady when you see
I one?" asked the Judge.
"I do, your Honor. Last week a
lady gave me a sovereign instead of
a shilling, and 1 said to her, 'Beg
pardon, madam, but you've give me
a sovereign'; when she said, 'Well,
you old fool, keep the change and go
and get drunk.' That's what I calls
a lady."
Comfort in the Poor Box
An enthusiastic young minister, who
followed "lie of ihe old type in a
sleepy country village, was thumping
the rostrum a good deal, and disturbed a spider which had found peaceful
refuge in one of its crannies for many
a day.
Wandering up ihe aisle, homeless,
il was mel by another spider, and the
tale nf woe was imparted.
"1 can't stand this new minister,
thumping and jumping about. I
have lived in the pulpit for many
years, but can't stay there any longer."
Said the second spider, actuated by
a line spirit of charity : "Come along
with me. then; 1 haven't been disturbed for fifty years. I'm in the poor
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
Flausible Explanation
George had been away on business
for a week, and during that  time he
"It is hard for us who arc accustomed to speak only English to pronounce some of the French words
that are so commonly used."
"Oh, I don't think "so."
"You don't? Well, how do you
pronounce 'c-m-b-o-n-p-o-i-n-t?' "
HOW an investment of a few thousand
dollars can be multiplied into several
hundied thousand dollars in about twenty
years, with very little risk.
This plan, followed by some of the most
successful business men and investors of
Great Britain and America, is based on
the study of fundamental business conditions.
Buy a lot on Main Street. South Vancouver, pretty well on towards the River,
or buy a bit of North Arm waterfront, or
buy a residential property in Collingwood.
Cedar Cottage, or any real property within the confines of South Vancouver.
THE USE OF WATER for lawns, gardens,
streets and sidewalk sprinkling is strictly prohibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turned
off and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
Waterworks! Superintendent
ot 1
ige TEN
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
Authorised Capital, $2,000,000
A general banking business conducted at all branches.
Special attention given to savings deposits.   Interest
allowed on savings accounts.
Cedar Cottage Branch
Cedar Cottage Comments
The Cash Grocers
3 Main Store : Cedar Cottage Station
Phone : Fairmont 1049
Branch No. 1 : Victoria Drive and 43rd Avenue
Phone : Fraser 17
S,orM Branch Xo. 2 : Cashion Bros. & Foley 1329  Commercial
Phone : Fairmont 1069L
Saturday Cash Specials:
B. C. Sugar $1.15 a sack
20oz. Cream, 3 cans for 25c
7 bars of Soap for  ;9C
Cashion's special Butter  21bs for 75c
Cashion's special Tea  35c a lb
Cashion's special Coffee 3jc a lb
Corn Flakes, 3 Pkts for 2Sc
We serve you best; we charge you less
For Exchange
I have three Houses, close in, in Cedar Cottage for
Exchange. Will take acreage or vacant lots. Write
or phone for particulars.
S. P. Jackson
Phone : Fairmont 1298L CEDAR COTTAGE
The McGibbon & Hodgson
Lumber Company
Gibson Road    -     Cedar Cottage
From Basement to Garret
Wire, Write, or Phone Fairmont 1659
Two bold young brigands successfully completed a hold-up on a little
(jirl on Westminster road, near Vic-
toria road, last Friday, By smart effort-   on   the   part   of   the   police   the
criminal) were traced before they had
time to eacape over the boundary with
the ill gotten wealth. After restoring the 75 cents plundered, the culprits were allowed lo return lo the
parental fold, where fond fathers
punctuated g'����l advice with a brief
Init forceful diiplay of physical culture.   ���
* *   *
Mr. lircwer lias made the Council
a generous offer to sell to them eight
lots on the eaatcm side of Commercial
slreel at $12011 each, for the purpose
of widening the Itreet from 33ft to
66ft. Baaed on present valuations
this would equal a saving of about
$10,000, and the matter has been referred lo Messrs. Harris & Bull, the
municipal solicitors, lo see if any
powers exist under llylaw No. 7 to
enable the Council to act.
* *    *
At the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mis. Sallis, Flett road, their
daughter   Barbara   was  married  last
j week to Mr. John Moore.   The cere-
; niony  was  performed  l>y    the     Rev.
j Thomas Green, of Robson Memorial
church, and at  the  subsequent ban-
I quet about  fifty guests were present
I to congratulate the happy couple, who
j wcre the recipients of many handsome
I and useful gifts.
* *   *
The Rev. Elihu Manuel is appointed
by the Conference to succeed the Rev.
T. Green as pastor of Ihe Robson
Memorial Methodist Church, at the
corner of Flett road, the Rev. John
Pye to be pastor at Ferris road
church, and the Rev. Win. Houlton at
Wilson Heights. The Rev. John F.
Metis remains at Mountain View. Hod-
well Road Methodist church is to be
supplied, also the church at Beacon s-
licld, and the Rev. B. Hedlcy Balder-
stone, B.A., is to be pastor at Collingwood.
* *   *
The joys of camp life and the beautiful natural surroundings of Bowen
Island in conjunction therewith are
widely known and appreciated. The
holiday on Friday provided an irresistible chance of a week-end outing
Quite a jolly party went from Cedar
Cottage and district at the invitation
of the Sing Sing Camp, represented
by the following gentlemen, who were
the hosts. The guests whose names
were given precedence were Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Bedbrook, the Misses B.
Bowers, B. Brewis, Bragg. Anderson,
G. Dunn. D. Fassmore, W. Passmore,
E. Smith, D. Utting and George Ashley. The hosts were Messrs D. G.
Goddard, W. A. Goddard, F. N. Hirst,
S. A. Shrimpton, L. Bragg, W. D.
Newman and A. Humber. Most of the
party proceeded to Bowen Island by
the launch Sing Sing, and had a
most enjoyable outing.
*    *    *
The total force at Cedar Cottage
Fire Hall (No. 2) now musters 14
men, two new recruits having just been
added, viz.. James Bryce and Thos.
Howden. Arrangements have been
made for horse equipment to the apparatus, which will considerably accelerate attendance at fires. Captain
Smith smiled at the suggestion of any
serious results from a mishap last
week through the igniting of some
rubbish. He is none the worse from
the slight scorch and is as anxious as
ever for more contact with fire.
At a fire test call at Lord Selkirk
Schools, 300 children filed out of No.
1 school in one minute, whilst 375
pupils from No. 2 school wcre in the
playgrounds in 45 seconds. This is
a highly creditable record and both
children and staff are worthy of commendation.
* *    *
The non-success of the Sewerage
Bylaw was not a surprise to Ward II,
as opinions had been freely expressed
that in view of recent events no further money bylaws were advisable
pending the government investigation
of pasl municipal accounts.
* *   *
The ladies of the staff at Lord Selkirk School had a most enjoyable trip
up the North Arm on the Columbine
on Saturday afternoon. Among the
company were Mr. S. B, Clement and
Mr. A. E. Martin, Misses Grace Cope-
land. Grace Becker, Clara Becker,
Vera Domonie, Ethel Murray, Alice
Pettit and others.   Favored with ideal
weather conditions a really jolly time
was enjoyed by all.
According to the financial statement just issued from the Municipal
Hall the Road Improvements Accounts exhibit a balance of $76,056 to
the credit of Ward II.
* *    ��
The numerous friends of Mr I'.
Ayling, Commercial street, near the
Itation, will learn with regret that
Mrs Ayling hai just  had to undergo
an operation for appendicitis at the
West End hospital. This was satisfactorily accomplished and Mrs.
Ayling is now progressing nicely.
* *    *
Mr F, Ayling is the proprietor of
the oldest-established grocery on
Commercial slreel, and has seen his
business extend in a manner highly
satisfactory to himself, and equally
���0 to his numerous customers who
find in his well-assorted stock all the
variety and also the prices of City
firms. Mr. Ayling is now about to
build a new store at River road to be
in charge of Mr. Harry Humber,
whoae genial presence will be missed
from the Cedar Cottage store.
* *    *
No alteration has been made by the
B. C. E. Ry. respecting the Sunday
service of cars on Westminster road,
but it is satisfactory lo note that
Westminster road will have an improved service on June 1. which will
not cease on Sundays. On June 1
the Fraser avenue cars, instead of
slopping at Powell street, will continue via Cordova street to Granville
street and return via Robson, Richards and Hastings streets. The Westminster road ears will take the reverse route, leaving Main street at the
Library and going via Hastings
street, Richards and Robson streets
to Granville street, Cordova and
Powell street.
* *    *
Mrs. J. B. Warren, of Bellevue,
Washington, is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. Warren, wife of Mr. A. L. Gordon, of the Gordon Sheet Metal
Works, Commercial street.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Gordon are being congratuated upon the birth of
a son on Tuesday, May 14.
* *    *
The agitation to widen Commercial street from Agnes street to Westminster road is gathering force, and
it is lo be hoped that the Cedar Cottage Improvement Association will
soon see completed a work which
they have undertaken and furthered
with great credit to the organization.
The association meets regularly on
the first and third Thursday of every
* *    *
The McGibbon & Hodgson Lumber Company have taken over the
lumber and supply business of the
Keystone Lumber Company, on Gibson road, and are making many developments of note in the business.
Cheap Dreams
She was rather expensive in her
tastes, especially where millinery was
concerned, and recognized that it was
no joke supporting a wife.
One morning when she appeared al
breakfast she was more than usually
amiable, and Pat suspected another
raid on his bank balance. Nor was he
"Oh, Patrick, dear," she said, "Oi
dreamed last night that you bought
me such a lovely five-guinea hat!"
"Did ye, my darlint?" returned Pat.
"I'm pleased indeed, for sure it's the
first dream of a hat you've had what
ain't cost me a cent!"
The Fisherman's Retort
The young man who was an enthusiastic lover of Nature went to the
seaside for a holiday, and, approaching
a typical fisherman, said :
"Ah, my friend, how well you must
know the face of Nature, and know it
in its many moods. Have you ever
seen the sun sinking in such a glare
of glory that it swallows up the horizon with fire? Have you not seen
the mist gliding down the shrinking
hillside like a spectre?"
And. very excited and throwing nut
his arms, he continued :
"Have you never seen, my man, (he
moon struggling to shake (iff the ragged, rugged storm-cloud?"
The fisherman replied, "No, sir, 1
have not, since I signed the pledge."
*    *    *
To get a tiling done, let the man
think that he suggested it. Otherwise,
he will oppose it.
Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Co.
May 3, 1912
The DIRECTORS of the VANCOUVER HARBOR AND DOCK EXTENSION COMPANY LTD., have by resolution authorised the issue and sale of
20,000 Shares of the Company's TREASURY STOCK at par, $100 per share.
All orders subject to prior sale.
Full information furnished on request, including maps and prospectus.
H. IV. LEYENS, Financial Agent.
511-13 Dom. Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Assets over $45,000,000
Over 150 Branches throughout Canada
Savings bank at all offices
Cedar Cottage Branch ��� F. N. Hint, Manager
For a fine assortment of Bedding Plants, also Hanging Baskets,
Tubs and Roses.
Phone :   Fairmont 817R
Phone : Fairmont 1514
MacHaffie & Good fellow
A Full Line of Chia\en Feed
Corner 26th Avenue and Main Street
Vancouver, B. C.
Imperial Sale Stables
High-class Drivers, Express and Heavy Horses always on Sale
Furniture Moving
Express and Heavy Teaming done
Corner Fraser and 47th Avenue
Phone :    Fraser 85
Sanoarap? (gartonrr
Sand For Sale���
Good, fresh-water sand.    S. E. corner 43rd Avenue
and Main  Street
Buy Your Dry Goods
in   South   Vancouver
A few of the everyday good values you get at the Fraser
Avenue Dry Goods store :
Ladies' Tailored Waists, in neat white vesting. Our price. .$1.75
Ladies' Low-necked, Kimona-sleeved Waists, made of the
best ginghams, in neat checks and stripes. Our price, each 95c
A good Ladies' Hose value :    Black Silk Lisle (Hermsdorf
dye), pair   50c
Boys' strong hose, all sizes (ribbed), pair 15c
mmfc��ji*tom����i   mm i     |ii inir-      *�� ,��� . .i.��� ������    ', .,   ������ ���   	
From the men's department :
Men's Black Cashmere Sox, pair 25c
An extra fine Llama Sock, pair 35c
Men's Soft and Stiff Hats.   All prices 85c to $3.00
Including the famous Buckley guaranteed hat
It will pay you to give our Millinery department a call.
Cole's Dry Goods Store
Fraser and 48th Hvenite
House to Rent;
5-Room Modern Bungalow, $20 per month���Apply Mr. C. B.
Murray, Care "The Chinook." SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
T^ J Phone: Fraser 87
Fly time is coming, Get ready for your Screen Doors,
all sizes, from $1.25 to $2.50 each, and Hinges and all
Screen Windows, 15c to 60c, all sizes.
Screen Wire, to repair your old Doors and Screens, in
all widths.
Garden Tools: Rakes, Spades,
Shovels, Digging Forks,
Lawn Mowers, etc.
Martin-Senour's 100 per cent, pure Mixed Paint, in 40
different colors, that will never fade.
International Stains and Varnishes
Corner Fraser and Ferris Road
T. and S. G. FOX, Props.        W. H. IRVING, Mgr.
Westminster Road Improvement
And our other specialties packed exclusively for
Carter, Bell & Co.
High-class Groceries. Hardware, Glass and China
Daily delivery to all parts of the district
Telephone : Coll. 36
Telephone : Coll. 2
A numerously attended meeting
convened by the Westminster Road
Improvement Association was held
al Carleton Hall on Tuesday evening
Mr. K. S Clark presided. Reeve
\\ carl attended from Burnaby.
Reeve Weart, Burnaby, spoke al
-, ime   length,   explaining   m hai   tin j
were   doing   In   Burnab)   i :erning
Westminster Road improvement    il.
-aid  ii   u.i-  patent   to  ct eryone  thai
! g I   road)   were  the  greatest   assel
any   country   could   have,  and   good
11unk rn.nl- were primarily  the lead
ing  factors in a municipality >.t  di
in.i     [Co  doubl   Westminster   Road
would   I" ne   one   "i   the   gi i
roads in British Columbia He, with
others, had taken up the improvement
question. The g"\crnmi t t \\as ap
proached, South Vancouver quickly
n sponded, and there was a di I
tion of the joinl municipalities i"
wail upon the Crown in thai behalf
Convincing argumi nts wi re used, and
finally a granl of $70,000 was made,
$35,000 to South Vancouver and $35,
000 to Burnaby. Realizing that the
interests "i South Vancouver were
greater than those of Burnaby this
year, Burnaby had foregone any
claim, or rather declined to take any
assistance from the grant, so thai the
whole granl paid tins year would go
towards th i pi rmanenl improvemen
of Westminster Road. As neighbors
these municipalities musl have a for
ward policy. Lasl year Burnaby expended $10,000 on the improvement
of Boundary Road, and the work was
well carried out. The policy which
the Burnaby Council had adopted
was to obtain in conjunction with
neighboring municipalities the very
best highway possible, and ii was ii<ji
intended to have any car lines through
Burnaby. and all lamps would be of
an  ornamental  nature    The est  of
I such improvements was nol so greal
when ii was undertaken in a businesslike way, while the cost was distributed equitably among those who
had to pay.
It  was  proposed  to  rate
i Westminster   Road  on  the
tcm,   where   the   payments
would   be   so   small   as   to
lightly, and owners would have a vat
liable asset  in a splendid highway.   If
the   suggested   improvement     scheme
I was carried out they would have a
uniform street right away to Central
Park, and it  there was  any  help or
. encouragement   he   could  give  them
he would be pleased to do so.
Mr. M. J. Kerr, president of the
Canadian Highway Associatibn, said
ii was the aim of the promoters to
get a good load from Vancouver to
Halifax, and in two years' time he
believed if would be possible to Re lo
Calgary in an automobile. Tiny
would like, however, to see Westmin-
ster   Road permanently  widened,  be
i ause  it  was going  to be a  business
ro.,,1  righl  away  from  Central   Park
to   Vain urn er        A  66fl    load   with   a
double i ar Inn- .��� idc enough,
and   ll   il   was   not   widened   now   thi
u all - and buildings v. .u 1.1 ha\ c to bi
pin bai I. at greal        I     Now  wa
'inn   to  t: enough  for al!
future lime    Then again -	
��� ��� would nol give way     li  was
a disgrace to South Vatican er.  Brit
ish Columbia, and the whole .,! Can
ada. io have a road -in ii ai the}  bad
lasl   yeai   through   the   municipality
Vain ..in "V   had   the   fincSl   ' ::':    '      ��� ������
tin Vnn rican contim nt, if nol in thi
whole world Winn thi public knew
thai tin Municipality of Vancouver
had good roads the people would
come, because ihe district had seen
ery thai could not be surpassed. I Ic
was   of   ihe   opinion    thai    ihe   entir.
ri ad ciluld be shaped in the next I
Mr, K.rr said I.������ did nol think the
various sources of revenue from g 1
had been thoughl oul or ap
preciated People ought to realize
what a largely increased traffic would
mean He suggested thai the ques
tion of taxation be taken up, because
it would make things easy foi every
Mr. P W Luce, secretary of the
Canadian Highway Association, also
spoke, ami urged ihe necessity for
making good roads at the outset, and
pointed out that large sum- were al.
solutely lost in Canada every year be
cause a niggardly policy was adopted
al the start, lie suggested the name
of Westminster Road should be altered io King George Avenue, and
that tin- King should be asked to open
it. The road was going lo I .��� 3.9011
inih-s long, ami il would cos .6 mil
lion dollar- to build. In England
there were 750,000 mile- of main
roads, and thousands went to thai
country because the roads were so
good. The building of the Canadian
highway would hring the Bast more
closely in touch with the West. The
lime to start the work was right now.
The chairman pointed out that
there were two and a half miles of
thi- roadway to build from Vancouver tins year, and the government had
given $711.11011. As regarded sewerage
and telephone pole,, the back lane
was the proper place for them. There
was no necessity for these lo be in
���i main street, a constanf source of dis-
1 ligurcnicni.
The chairman asked if anyone
would like to speak oh the question
before the meeting,
Mr Macdonald proposed, ami Mr.
Flack seconded, that a committee be
appointed from thai meeting as a
delegation to the Council, which was
60th Ave. .'ml block  from  eraser
Ave $ 500
Jensen  Rd., double corner, 326b..1375
I). I,. 727, near Xo. 2 and Victoria
Road     425
I). L. 734, near No. 2 and Victoria
Road     450
'hi    Xo.    1    Road���(Cottage,   1
room.-,)       foil
47th Avenue, near  Main slreel... 1050
Westminster Road, near Knight..1750
Are   now  al   their   NEW   ADDRESS
"Property Mart"
12.1 Pender, near Abbott
Branch :   Cedar   Cottage  Station
Auctions;   Valuations;   Notaries.;
R. W. E. Preston
3210  MAIN  STRBET,  NEAR  16th  AVE.
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Promptness       Work Guaranteed     Accuracy
A lax on all schemers, which, from
the inventive genius of idleness, would
produce annually al  least $900,000.
A lax on all attorneys who were no,
able lo prove that, in the course of a
year'- practice, one-eighth of their
income was got honestly, which, from
my knowledge of the fact, would produce half a million.
A tax on all liars, which, on an
average of only one in a hundred
being a man of truth, would produce
a sum not less than sufficient lo pay
Ihe national debt  in  two years.
A tax on every person thai went to
an Italian opera, who did not understand the language; on every person
who attended a concert, without a
knowledge of music, and on all per-
i sons sleeping ai church, might pro-
j duce  in   one  year $5110, I
A tax upon all gentlemen who
boasted of female favors that they
never received. This, on an average.
might be computed a tax on 9,999
linen out of ten thousand, who had
attained the age of Iwcnty-one years,
and would produce, at a moderate interest per capituni an annual revenue
of $8011,0011.
A tax on all slander and backbiting; one mclliodisl lo be considered as four churchmen, would produce, at a penny per head, ninety-
nine persons out of every hundred in
the kingdom as subject to the duty.
A tax on all young gentlemen who
bad got a university education and
made the grand tour, but who could
not construe ail ode of Horace or tell
in what part of the world the Alps
. lay. This, on computation, might pro-
j duce $22,000 yearly.
IN Till-: MATTER 111" the Estate ��.f
HIIUKKICK McKAY. late of Smith Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia,
Ihe 30th day of March, 1912, Janet McKay, of
South Vancouver, aforesaid. Widow* was ap*
pointed administratrix to administer the estate and effects of the above-named deceased.
creditors having claims against the estate of
the said Deceased, that they arc required to
tile their said claims, duly verified, with the
undersigned, Solicitors for the aforesaid administratrix and estate, on or before the 1st
day of July, 1912, and all persons indebted
to the said administratrix or the said Solicitors forthwith.
Dated this 23rd day of May,  1912.
302-303   Dawson   Building,
Vancouver,  II.  C.
Solicitors for the said Administratrix and
the said  Estate.
The Intruder
A certain boat coming up the Mississippi one day during the Hood lost
her way and bumped up against a
frame house. She hadn't more than
touched it before an old darkey rammed his head up through a hole in
the roof, where the chimney once
came out. and yelled at the captain
on the roof. "Whar's yer gwine wid
dat boat' Can't you see nothin'?
Fust thing yer knows ycr gwine to
turn dis house ober, spill de old woman an' de cliil'en out in dc flood, an'
drown 'em. What yer doin' out here
in de country will yer boat, anyhow?
Go on back yonder froo de co'n fields
an' get back into de ribber whar ye
b'longs. Ain't gut no business sev'n
miles out in the country foolin' renin*
people's houses nohow?" And she
backed out.
What connection have Canadian
bankers with agriculture and good
roads? The Hankers' Association of
Illinois considers the connection intimate, the policy of the new president��� B. I''. Harris���being lo bring
the association into the field of public
service. The1'resolution adopted by
the American Hankers' Association,
providing for a committee on agriculture, was prepared by the Illinois
body. Through ils president, the Illinois Association has already, by
means of circular letters and pamphlets, boys' corn club.-, soil saving
lease clauses, etc.. launched a campaign to secure better agricultural
methods. The association is interested, loo. iii securing a law which will
make agricultural instruction a part
of the course in all the country
schools of the State. Wide awake
educators have for some time realized
that this is an essential feature of ihe
vocational training demanded by the
limes, and will doubtless, therefore,
give their co-operation.
The third line of work adopted by
the association is the agitation for
good roads throughout the State. The
pulse ol seventeen hundred bankers
lias been felt through a series of epics
lions on ihe subject, the answers in-
dicating a widespread, progressive
spirit. The Illinois Federation of
Commercial Clubs ha- agreed to co
operate with lite Hanker-' Association
io secure action from the Legislature
in the direction of belter roads. The
lines of work mapped oul arc not by
any means original. Oilier organiza
tions have championed and advanced
tin same causes before, The signi
ficanl thing is thai a State bankers'
association has turned aside from the
purely technical branches of its work
io these activities in the field of g l
citizenship. The reflex influence is
already being felt ill an awakened
sense among the bankers of the wonderful opportunities for public usefulness. Other Stale associations are
being aroused to similar endeavor by
the example of  Illinois.
This cosy and popular family resort, at the corner of Main and 26th
Avenue, has recently undergone a
thorough renovation, and the new
decorations make it one of the brightest and most attractive amusement
places in the city. The management
cater especially to a discriminating
patronage, and only high-class films
are exhibited.
The picture service includes the
latest approved dramatic, scenic, educational and amusing features, presenting a programme both entertaining and  instructive.
The services of Lee Mainard, the
talented pianist, late of San Francisco and Seattle, have been secured,
and his appropriate musical accompaniments add wonderfully to the
enjoyment of the entertainment. To
pass away a pleasant hour there is
no more desirable place in the city.
Come yournelf. bring the family and
your friends. Courteous treatment
and  satisfaction  assured.
Flag incidents are nol confined to
Vancouver though sporadic outbursts
of   "flag   letters"   to   the   Vancouver
press   would   suggest   as   much.
They tramped the American bag in
New York tin other day and Leslie's
Weekly has the following Io say :
\'o loyal body of citizens would
permit any other flag to fly above
that of their country. To tear down
and trample upon the national flag
i- incipient treason. At the termina
lion of the May Day parade, in New
York, of the Socialist party and trade
unions, this was done The indignity
represents fairly the spirit of revolutionary socialism and Ihe Industrial'
Worker- of the World. A large portion of the Socialist party stands only
for peaceful methods, anil in the riot
ai Lnion Square it should he said that
it was a woman Socialist who rescued tin trampled and soiled flag
from the mob. Hut the mob which
yelled. "Down with the American1
flag!" and which filled the air with
epithets in defiance of the Star- and
Stripes was ci mposed of members of
the Italian Socialist Federation, allied with the Industrial Workers of
th- World, an organization recogniz
ing no flag lint the red flag and no
foil i  but violence,
"We have no objection." says '
secretary to the Italian Socialist Fed
eration, "to the display - if the LTnited
Slates flay ,,r any other national
standard on the proper occasion Bui
mi an occasion such a- 'hi-. �� huh is
international rather than national, wc
hold that there is but one flag, the red
flag of the Socialist  part) ."
In   the   greal   task   <>i  harmonii il
the interests of conflicting classes in
Mir si icial and industrial �� nrld, tin ��� ,-
i- much loom for conciliation, but il
is inane io seek to condone the spirit
which vents itself in trampling upon
the   flag  which  alone  guarantees   '
liberties we enjoy     It  is a new   thing
in our country to have the flag so dis
honored.    Such   treatment   of  ihe  n.i
tional emblem is a misdemeanor, pun
ishable   by   line  of  $111(1  or   imprison
incut  of not  more  than  thirty  days.
or both.    Xo arrest  followed this flagrant  violation,  possibly   because   the
lone   policeman   present   was   unable
to identify the offenders. This is much
to  be  regretted,  lor  imprisonment   is
about  the only  way  to deal  with  the
sort who would be guilty of such dis
loyalty lo the flag.    The Statute is not
half severe enough.
Paying Teller���"You'll have to be
identified, sir; do you know anyone
in this bank?"
Police Captain (in plain clothes) ���
"Shouldn't be a bit surprised if 1
did. Lille 'cm up and I'll look 'em
A largely attended and enthusiastic
meeting was held on Monday evening
at Mansel's Hall, al which the ques
tion of the grade of Xo. 1 Road and
also the water supply on Vivian Road
was debated.   The members decided
to hold a smoker on June 3. Mr.
Cropley, the chairman, spoke at some
length concerning the work done by
the secretary. Mr. Hramber. lie said
that during the short time the association had been established no fewer
than twenty ratepayers had joined
the association, which he thought
was very encouraging, while all the
members aopeared to take a great interest in the meetings. Mr. Mansel
was thanked for the use of the hall
You get class. Style, quality and
lit always ill our Made lo measure
Suits. Come and see us; you're cordially welcome���II. Pughe. 4202 Main
Slreel. After lune 1 wc shall be next
to City Heights Post Office.
South Vancouver's
Pioneer Industry
South Vancouver
Lumber Company
The mills of the South Vancouver Lumber Co. were turning out lumber before Main
Street was on the map; when
Fraser Street was a corduroy
road; before there was any
South Vancouver to speak of.
In the old days, the South
Vancouver mills were located
on the Ferris Road. The South
Vancouver Lumber Company
played a big part in the building of South Vancouver.
Today tens of thousands of
dollars are being spent by W.
H. Day (the general manager)
and his confreres, in a great
mill on the banks of the North
Arm of the Fraser.
The new mill occupies what
is considered to be the best
industrial site in Greater Vancouver. When you think of
industries, think of the North
Arm of the Fraser.
The South Vancouver
Lumber Company
will sell you
Lumber, Shingles,
Lath, and all kinds of
Building Material
They sell mostly everything in the shape
of Lumber, and they sell it right and deliver
it right.
Until all the machinery is installed in the
new mills, Mr. Day's office will remain on
the Ferris Road.
The office telephone is FRASER 94, and
any orders given over the wire will be taken
care of speedily and properly. �� TWELVE
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912
in the history ot baseball on
the Pat ifii Coail has there been a
race which would -land comparison
with the race in the Northwestern
i pie The struggle in the organi
zation guidt i bj Fielder Jonei ab-
���oluti without parallel, com
birring all the elementi which go to
keep up ii"' i' il to the boiling point
\t the time of writing, the Victoria
team was leading by a small margin,
it   small, however, that if the Seattle
club    Which   was   trailing   at   the   rear
wei e to ��in thi ee iuci t isive games
they would go to lie leadt i hio In
a six team organization this is a
feature   which   rarely   happens,   and
g,,c- to show just why the Northwestern League i- providing patrons
with some oi the beat ball to be seen
in the country.
The Victoria team still continues
to product the daily sensation. The
islanders evidently are not yet satisfied ill their desire for gore, and if
they can maintain their present clip
they will have to be reckoned with. .
Their pitchers, particularly, are showing brilliant form, and if they con- .
'.iinie travelling at their present going none of the other teams ill the
circuit will have a licence to beat
them any more than the regulation
number of times. Even without Lou
Nordyke they are performing in
championship form, and the fact that ]
Nordyke is probably out of the game
for the season is lo be all the more regretted.
*    *    *
Whether   the  Victoria    nine    can |
maintain  their gait is giving rise  to
much  speculation.    There  are  many
throughout the circuit who are look- I
ing for them to start on the slide, and ���
when they do hit the grade the possibilities are that they will  fade away
quickly.   Everything seems to depend
on their pitchers.   When the warmer
weather comes in the real test of the
twirling staff of the Island team will j
commence.     Some   pitchers   perform
best   in   cold   weather,   while   others |
show superior form in the hot clays.
Victoria's   twirlcrs  undoubtedly   have
shown  class  in  the  cooler  weather,
and if they do not fall away in  the
heat of slimmer the showing of the
Victoria  team  in  the  Northwestern
League race this year will be something   to   talk   about   in   seasons   to
ci ime.
Despite the fact that the Vancouver
team is not yet in tip-top condition,
Ihe club managed by Hob Brown is
still travelling in fine form. When
this article was being written they
were right on the heels of the Victoria nine with only a few points difference in the official standing. One
game would place them at the head
of the league, but in a race fraught
with so many possibilities it is hard
to reckon two days in a row on the
standing of any one club in the
Baseball in the Northwestern
League is destined for a big season
this year, and if the clubs can only
continue the quality of ball they have
been showing since the opening, there
Should 1"' a lnlln.li of DOUqUetS banded
.mi io ihe managements who have
made  this  class  of  ball  possible.
* *    *
Difficulties in financing ihe Tacoma
club m the League wen- reported this
week, but the chances are that Mike
Lynch and his Tigers will continue
to do work at tin same old stand.
Tb. n was a hurry-up meeting of the
representatives of the different clubs
with the result that Fielder Jones, ai
president of the League, was empowered to look into the trouble* of the
City of Destiny nine and Straighten
them out. To a large extent the
troubles are imaginary, and no difficulty is anticipated in having the
team managed by Mike Lynch go
through the season without financial
* *   *
This week the lacrosse learns which
comprise the British Columbia La-
crosse Association are getting down
to work, and the fans who follow the
great Canadian national game will
have had a chance to size up the rival
Vancouver and Westminster clubs
and pick their winner for the season.
There is no use disguising the fact
that the Salmonbellics are bent on
making a determined effort to connect with the Minto Cup again this
summer. Last year, though the Vancouver club had a great team ami deservedly  won  the  cup,  there  was  a
great deal of feeling over in the Royal
City that the old cup-li jlders did not
do themselves justice, and they will
allow   nothing to  step  between   them
and the pewter this summer if attention lo condition is any guarantee of
-inc.-- For weeks the players in
ihe Royal City have been out to
practise, and when they lock horns
with tin- Vancouver club the Minto
Cup holders will probably find the
players from ihe Eraser in mid-season
form. At any rate the Salmonbellics
have been preparing for the opening
game for some lime past, and it will
not be lack of form if they do not
carry off the opening fixture of the
season. Westminster charges up Ihe
loss of ihe Minto Cup last year to the
fact thai Iheii team got away to a
bad start, and they have been using
every effort to guard against a repetition   of   just   such   a   happening   this
(in  the oilier hand, it is not to be
supposed that the Vancouver team is
hanging   back on its oars with the expectation  that  their  showing    of    a
ve; r ago will win g.'incs on the fit Id
Practices  have  been  pursued with  a
great  ileal  of diligence by them, and
they  also will appear  in  good  form
against      the      Westminster    dozen.
There are few changes in cither team
��� and the bailies which    featured    the
' local sporting season of 1912 will   to
| all intent! ami purpoiea be repeated
during the season which has just been
All things point to another big la-
erotse season at the Coast this year.
The possession of the Minto Cup is
a thing not lo be despised, and with
old linn- rivalry at the seething point
there i- no reason to expect anything
but games like those of a year ago,
when the contests between Vancouver
and Westminster clubs wcre unquestionably Ihe be-t ever played on
a lacrosse field in the Dominion of
The appointment of a commission
who will appoint referees and generally dispose of the knotty points
which will crop up from lime lo lime
in Ihe British Columbia Lacrosse Association should serve lo do away
with  a  great  deal   of  the  bitter   feel
ing which has animated the meeting
of Ihe two clubs ill the past few
years. So keen has the competition
been for the possession of the Minto
Cup thai nothing but calm and unbiased opinion could guarantee a
square deal for both of ihe clubs. It
w.'t- only wilh the greatest reluctance
that eitiier of the clubs allowed the
slightest advantage to go to Ihe opposing team, while every opportunity
was sought lo gain Ihe best of it from
the rival organization.
With ihe appointment of this commission to deal with ihe questions in
point, everything should run as
smoothly as a mfll-pond this summer.
Men of the highest standing have
consented to act on ibis board, and
both clubs are assured that they will
get a square deal from the committee.
The solving of the problem of ap-
Dointment of officials is a big factor
in   a   better   understanding   between
Ihe two clubs, and with an impartial
1 board, whose duty it will be to see
thai Ihe game, both on and off the
field, is conducted in a proper fashion
j this   summer,   every   element   which
I makes the national game a pleasure
lo watch should be impressed upon
ihe spectators this year. The solution
; of the referee question alone is a
big achievement in the betterment of
the   game   in   British   Columbia,  and
| will give the game a great deal more
prestige with the Eastern clubs whose
cry has always been, since they have
conic to the Coast in quest of the
MintO Cup. that they hail thirteen ot
fourteen men lo heal. Knowing the
integrity ami ihe desire of Ihe men
lo see thai all Ihe clubs entering into
the game ill Ibis province should r<
ceive   fair  treatment,  any   protest  on
j the part of visiting clubs on Ibis score
will come in bail taste, and be but
another evidence thai the East has
yet lo break away from its cent-belt
Talking   about   commissions,   next
I winter will probably see the organization of a strong board to control the
professional lacrosse situation in
Canada. The war between the East-
cm and Coast clubs for the services
of the star players has boosted the
salaries lo such a height that practically none of the big clubs playing
the national game in the Dominion
of Canada will conic out on the right
side of the ledger Ibis fall. Even
wilh the support that the coast is in
the habit of giving to lacrosse, it is
doubtful if either tlie Westminster or
the Vancouver clubs will show a balance at the end of the season. And
if the Coast club cannot make a financial  showing  there  is  little  prospect
of the clubs in the East accomplishing that, even though their clubs are
not as expensive as the clubs here.
There is one outstanding feature,
and that is that all the clubs playing
the game in the country will have to
come to some arrangement whereby
the services of players can be put on
something like an equitable basis, and
whereby the managements of the different clubs arc immune from being;
held up by the stars. The present
season will be a good one for many
of the slars playing the game in Canada, but it will probably be their last
If the lacrosse commission acts in
the manner expected, there will be
something like a set price on the services of all players, and they will not
be permitted to jump from one part
of the country to the other at the
beck oi Ihe elusive dollar. In order
that lacrosse may be sustained, the
managements must come down to
some fixed arrangement or the clubs-
Ihey manage will be brought to a
point of inn Ivency. Ii will be the
purpose of that commission to regu-
lale matters so that clubs will not be
at the mercy of players, and so that
at the end of tin- seasons they may
show favorable reports. Now that
the game has been commercialized it
is the purpose of all professional
clubs to show dividends, and any
movement which will relieve present
conditions, which practically prohibit
margins, will be welcomed.
The River Road is one of the main thoroughfares of South Vancouver, and will likely be the next road to receive
permanent improvements after the needs of Westminster Ruad have been served. The River Road skirts the North Arm
of the Fraser River, and will become one of South Vancouver's most picturesque thoroughfares-.
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promptly. The diners showed impatience. Said a near-by friend, "Why
don't  you  kick?"
A train was late, detained by storin
and snow; the passengers were restless. Il was nobody's fault, but why
didn't  they kick?
A package by express failed to arrive. The express car was in a railroad  wreck.     Never  mind;  "kick!"
Vent your anger on somebody. Get
even and feel better. The world is in
a kicking mood. The children kick
against parental authority. The voter
kicks at the law he helped to make.
Labor kicks at its wages, and capital
al its income.
The officeholder kicks if he isn't
re-elected, and Ihe aspirant for public
place kicks because he cannot get one.
The man who makes money kicks
because some one else makes more,
and the maii with no money kicks because anybody makes any.
The clergyman kicks at sin, and the
sinner at the clergyman. Even the
slars wander so that the astronomer
kicks at the cornels.
It has been ever thus, but the good
old world still revolves on ils axis
and the universe remains on the
foundations established by ils almighty Creator.
Kick the kicker!
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