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Vol. I, No.8
Price 5 Cents
South Vancouver's Destiny Rests
With South Vancouver's People
Strong  Article  in  Favor of  Incorporation
���"The  Fraser  For  Ever"
When   incorporation   wai   brought
ni,ni- the people and lubmitted to
Item to vote upon, its defeat was
mainly caused through ignorance on
the   part   of   the     ratepayers.       The
majority who then voted again it  it
have now altered their opinion on
the   matter,  and  if     the     opportunity
was again given, thc verdict would be
no uncertain vote.
Last week we dealt with the benefits that would arise from annexation,
and after carefully analysing them
the only conclusion one could arrive
at was that at this juncture annexation is not desirable for South Vancouver.
That an alteration from a municipality is a necessity and a very urgent
one for South Vancouver is beyond
dispute. Port Moody, Port Mann, Co-
quitlam,   Fraser  Mills,  Lynn  Valley,
and many other municipalities are all
seeking   to  be   incorporated  as   cities.
If all their inhabitants were grouped
together you could lose them in some
of the districts of South Vancouver.
Why, then, should South Vancouver
stand and blubber like some overgrown child!'
Surely she does not require the
maternal care of Vancouver. A feeling of uneasiness is at present permeating the whole municipality. That
the Council are showing an inability
to grasp the situation, that a spirit of
inertness and lassitude is creeping
over their vitality, and that they are
falling into a trance of somnolence
over this most pressing question,
seems evident.
The Council say that they were returned on annexation, and must fulfil their promise, or at least make an
honest endeavor to do so. While we
grant that the Council did receive
this mandate, and that they are now
trying to arrive at some basis on
which to begin the drafting of an
agreement with Vancouver, yet even
afler that basis is arrived at, it will
take many long months before a full
working agreement can be reached.
Supposing everything is settled satisfactorily, we are up against thc Government, which has already turned
down annexation. We have no pro-
raise from it that it will not again
throw it out when it comes before
the  House.
With incorporation it is entirely different. The Government have already
granted us this, if we will only accept it. Many and diverse are the
reasons given hy those who last voted
against incorporation. The principal
one was, How could two cities be run
so close together? Also, that thc official staff that ran Vancouver could
also run South Vancouver, and thus
economize  expenses.
Others voted against it because at
tin- last moment the churches denounced it, saying that if granted it
would enable the Council to grant
licences for hotels, and lhat we should
have them built all over the munici
This argument turned a very large
vote, as from the launching of it till
'lie election no lime was given to show
the absurdity of the contention of the
temperance party. It was a cute
move  on   the  part   of  the  anli-incur
irttlonistS, and proved of more scr
tice than they ever dreamed of
Many instances, hoth in Canada and
the Old Country, can be given of two
lies being run successfully alongside
ich other.     1   will givi- one instance.
Imost  of a  similarity  with the pres
��� ill   case.     Edinburgh   and   l.eilh   are
situated  much  as    Vancouver    and
South   Vancouver   are.       Nearly     21)
yean  ago   Edinburgh    thought    it
would be better lo annex Leith. Many
of the Leith merchants, also some of
the Councillors, thought that by annexation I.eith would assume the
name of Edinburgh, and it would
give the former a better business
A motion was put through the
Town Councils ami carried; a Bill was
drafted and sent to the House of
Commons. The best legal talent of
the day was engaged to frame thc
Hill and see it safely through the
Committee stage of the House. However, the promoters of the Hill had
returned without taking into account
the sentiments of the Leith people.
Indignation meetings were held
throughout   the  burgh.
Committees were appointed to oppose the measure, and so strong was
the opposition that the Hill was rejected when it came before thc Committee of the House of Commons.
Since then Leith has gone on prospering. She has enlarged her docks,
and is at present again adding new-
large docks to her already extensive
dockage; she stands in the forefront
of progressive towns; in the utilization of public utilities she takes no
second place; she owns her own
tramways and electric light; has a
joint commission with Edinburgh to
work the gas and water; she leads in
all the latest sanitary arrangements;
takes the initiative in all that is beneficial for a town. Leith people are
proud of the town they belong to, and
have every reason to be so. No one
in Leith would ever dream now of
allowing themselves to be annexed
to Edinburgh.
\uyone who has the slightest
knowledge of civic affairs know thai
South Vancouver officials are worked
lo tlie breaking point; 1 li.it the work
performed by them would still re-
ipiirc to be done even if annexation
did   take   place.     When   the   churches
j launched their holt against incorpora
lion   we   believe   they   did   it   from   a
pure  but misconceived conception as
to  the  powers  that  wcre  lo  be  conferred.
South Vancouver could grant a
hotel licence tomorrow if she desired it, but her citizens have always
taken a stand against liquor licences
being introduced into South Vancouver. Under annexation we should require lo submit to the powers that
be. Vancouver is increasing her licensed premises. South Vancouver
has only one for nearly 30,000 people.
Vancouver recognizes a red-light
district. Do the wives and mothers
desire   to   sec   this   encouraged?     We
! want South Vancouver to remain
apart from the evils that have grown
in the older cily. In this the Church
must do its duty with no uncertain
voice:   must   warn   its   members   and
adherents when the question of annexation is ripe. What has Vancou
ver ever done for us. or what can she
do for us, that we should seek to annex with her. From the lirst we have
always been plainly told that we must
not expect too much. On the new
docks she has plainly told us that
Burrard Inlet must come lirst. al
though we have the making of the
finest fresh-water harbor in the
One of her Councillors lately said
that ships would he unable to wait
long enough in the Fraser River for
the barnacles to drop off. Surely he
was aware that these would die as
soon as they came into fresh wa'.er,
and that though the ship only remained 48 hours in thc Fraser, as
soon as the boat commenced to rush
against the waters these barnacles
would drop off and the ship would
clean herself, saving her owners a
large sum of money.
Hence we know that every ship will
prefer to come to South Vancouver
for the sake of fresh-water dockage.
The   Government   have   recognized
the value of the Lulu Island site. Why-
is   Vancouver  desirous  of a  meeting
of South  Vancouver and  Point Grey
(Continued on  Page 9)
Ward III Rallies Round Its
Member at Crowded Meeting
Plain  Speaking   by   Councillor  Thomas���Vote  of
Confidence  Passed
A sketch of Mr. Springford appears on Page Ten
'A Study in Black and White'
"As Good as Any in Vancouver"
Spencer  Robinson  at  Board of
On Thursday afternoon Spencer
Robinson attended a meeting of the
Hoard of Works al the Municipal
Hall and took his scat. Prior to the
commencement of the business Mr.
Robinson asked that the seats
be so arranged as to allow the representatives of Wards I and II to
sit together in order to facilitate the
transaction of business. So far as he
was concerned he did not much care
where he sal
Councillor Third : You want lo
gel   lo a  seal.
Councillor  Thomas  said  he  had  no
objection to having Ilis desk removed
near   lhe   window.     Thc   desks   were
Ihen rearranged and Ihe business pro-
j ceeded  with.
Health Inspector Pengelly reported
to tile Health Committee on Thursday
morning that Mrs Harding had been
awarded an amount of $20 a month
by the trustees of the late Dr. Stevenson's estate. The first payment
will be made this week. Inspector
Pengelly took the case up last August and has been working on thc matter ever since. Mrs. Harding's husband has been in the asylum for the
insane at Xew Westminster for two
years, and she was left with the care
of four children, totally unprovided
An extraordinary story was told to
the police committee at the Municipal Hall on Thursday morning, when
a discussion ensued upon a letter read
from Mrs. Minnie Vincenzi. in which
she alleged that Chief Jackson had
made disparaging remarks respecting
her son and other members of her
family, for which he bad no just or
reasonable cause. She considered she
was  entitled   to  some  explanation.
Mrs. Vincenzi said her son had been
keeping company with a girl named
Randall. When out together, she alleged that the Chief of Police told the
girl she would have to keep away
from him. and he added. "If she
wanted a man, why didn't she find a
white man; there wcre plenty in the
country." This was the lirst lime,
added Mrs. M. Vincenzi. that anyone
had dared to say anything reflecting
upon  her family.
Councillor Thomas : I have known
these people 22 years. They have
lived out there, near where I live, and
I have never heard anything wrong
in regard to them. If these remarks
I were made. 1  can't understand why.
Mrs. Vincenzi : My husband lias
been in British Columbia .ill years,
and my father was an old pioneer of
British Columbia. Wc consider our
selves as good as anybody in Vancouver. What she wanted to know
was, Was Chief Jackson paid to go
round talking to people in this way,
discriminating between white anil
black, or was he paid to do municipal
The girl Randall was called, and
stated that Chief Jack-on told her she
would have lo keep away from the
young man. and if she wanted a
sweetheart, why didn't she have a
while man' She wauled to know-
why he should say that?
Councillor Elliott said this appear
cd to he a very delicate question It
was explained that the girl is 15 years
of  age.
The girl, in reply to a question, said
Ihe young man had always treated
her with proper respect, and the only
thing Ii-- had ever given her was a
box of chocolates.
Chief Jackson : Did he ever ask
you to do anything? Yes, lu- asked
nie  to marry  him.
Chief  Jackson   said   lie   received   a
complaint from Mr. Randall, the girl's
uncle,  who  asked  the  chief  to  try   to
arrange the matter without  taking it
\ into court.
Councillor Thomas : Do you understand, chief, that in circumstances
of this kind you cannot go int., a
resident's house or upon his premises
and say anything of this kind.
Chief Jackson : Vou have to prove
that. It is only hearsay. I told the
young man  that  we  had a  complaint
Owing to the absence on holiday of
Magistrate McArthur and the inability of Reeve Kerr to attend, the
meeting of the Licence Commissioners called for Wednesday night had
to be indefinitely postponed. There
were several important matters to be
dealt with, including thc licence of the
Gladstone Hotel, Cedar Cottage, and
an application for a poolroom licence
in South Vancouver. The meeting
will not be held until the return of
Mr. McArthur. which may be some
time next week.
Commissioner Crchan's audit will
prove expensive to the municipality,
but many think it will prove cheap in
the end. .It was expected to cost
about $10,000, but that sum will be
much below the actual cost. Commissioner Crehan will return in about
a fortnight.
from   the   girl's   uncle,   who   objected
because she was only a child.
Councillor Thomas: If her uncle
was clothing and maintaining her. and
the girl was not at work, then thc
uncle would  have something to Bay,
Councillor Third: This is a case
for private inquiry. This is thc first
time such a cast- has been heard in
Councillor Elliott also contended
the case was one for private inquiry,
Reeve Kerr : Yes, I think we
ought   to  lake  il   up  in   private.
An old lady appeareil before the
committee and stated she was the
girl's grandmother. She was going
East, and wanted to lake tile girl with
Councillor Campbell said Mrs Ran
dall, the grandmother, had an excel
lenl character and was a lit and
proper person to have charge of iln
girl. Whatever Mrs. Randall said
was entitled io respect, anil sin ought
to have charge t.i ihe girl. Tin- state
nieiil regarding the Chief was an ither
matter altogether.    There    was    no
question about  Mrs.  Randall's ability
to take charge of lhe girl The coin
���niltee decided to consider the coin
plaint against ihe chief in private.
Lashed     to     Mast    and     Died    of
A great deal of mystery- surrounds
the death of two South Vancouver
men, supposed to be T. Cooper, aged
about 45. 61st Avenue, and Hugh Edwards, aged 22 years, of the same address. They were found in a fishing
boat off Pender Harbor, seventy miles
up the Northern coast. The boat was
nearly filled with water, but floating
sturdily enough, and a dog, very
thirsty, but still living, had strength
enough to bark loudly and attract attention  to  the boat.
The elder man. an Englishman, was
lying in the bottom of thc boat. The
other had evidently been lashed by his
companion  to  the  mast.
The men had not been dead more
than a day or two. On the collar of
the dog were initialled on a brass
plate: "Gsv. D. C. P. 1912. 66." Alfred Gonsoilves, the man who found'
the boat, is under the impression,
judging from the position and
size of the letters, that "Gsv" were
the initials of the owner of the dog.
Provincial Constable Taylor went
north on the steamer Comox on
Thursday morning, and took charge
of the bodies at Pender Harbor in the
evening. The exact point where the
boat was picked up was a mile to the
southwest of Point Francis.
Plumbing Inspector Thurresoii stib-
i mittrd   his   monthly   report     to     the
���Health     Committee     on      Thursday,
which was as follows :
Number of plumbing permits issued
126; number of calls to inspect new
plumbing, 279; number of fixtures inspected. 1149: number of calls found!
' not in accordance with bylaw, 36;
number of calls to inspect septic
tanks, 173; number of septic tanks
O. K.'d, 104: number of septic tanks
.ordered to have cement tops. 24.
Amount of cash received June, 1912.
$159.40; amount of cash recived to
date, $3.961.SI); cash outstanding
 ���     ��1     I	
Chief Constable Jackson's quarterly
returns show that the total  tines im-
1 posed in the court for various offences
l was $865.50.  and  the  number  of licences taken out 48.    $783.00 was collected in  dog taxes.
Miss Fairburn is visiting in Nanai
mo for a few weeks.
The Police Committee of thc Municipal Council on Thursday granted a
poolroom licence to Messrs. Hilton
&  Webster  for  premises  situated  on
'. Lot 22, block 3, subdivision of district
; lot 645, known as the Hilbert block.
Fraser Street. Petitions wcre presented for and against the licence.
Chief Jackson  said poolrooms in the
: district were well conducted, and he
offered  no  objection   to  the  applica-
I tion.    The applicants  were  most  re-
I spectable people.
(in Tui iday et ening a publii  n -
ing -.ia- held in the South Hill School,
ai which Councillor Thomas wa i
principal -peak. r. ami who in the
course of in- speech defended his
action in not taking lii- seal on the
Council lasl week, at whieh Spencer
Robinson made an abortive attempt
io -it during lhe transaction of Council business. It will be remembered
thai when ii transpired that Spencer
Robinson was present, ihe other
members of the Council held a meeting in another part of the Municipal
Hall, at which the unexpected development in municipal matters was dis
cussed, and when the Council meeting thai had been convened was
abandoned. It so happened, however,
that l.-i-i week'- Council meeting was
a "special," and nol the regular bimonthly, which falls on Friday even
ing, July 5.
In view of the probability that Mr.
Robinson may again -it in Council on
Friday evening. Councillor Thomas,
on Tue-day evening, took the opinion
of Ward III (which he represents)
as to whether he shall continue to at
tend the Council meetings or resign
his seal. There was a very large at
tendance, and the proceeding- were
of an enthusiastic character. Mr. I
W. Campbell took tlu- chair temporarily, until the president of the ward
i Mr.  Kay i arrived
Mr. J. W. Campbell opened the proceedings in a vigorous speech, whieh
many times stirred the audience to
enthusiasm. Ile s--iirI there was an
audit taking place- a- \ , the financial
conduct of the late epresentatives "ii
the School Hoard, and also an audit
of ihe Council accounts. Generally
speaking, he might say that lhe whole
conduct of their municipal govern
ment was passing through a severe
test of investigation by Commissioner
Crehan. and although il was not be
ing -o rapidly accomplished as they
might desire, yet at the same time, as
a ratepayer, he felt justified in saying
that no matter whal the audit might
cost tin- ratepayers, or how long it
might take to accomplish, it was one
of the best things that had ever hap
pencil for the ratepayers of South
Vancouver.   The more he knew
The   More   Astonished   He   Was
thai the ratepayers of the muni
cipality had not taken a greater in
t.-rest in ihe spending of their money.
lie considered ihe apathy of the people in the affairs of the municipality
was a disgrace. A more monstrous
indifference could nol be imagined
than thai at 'he last election, when
out of a total register f 1-1.mm ri si
dent electors the paltry number of
aboul 700 turned up to record their
voles on one oi the m- .-I insam : i
of municipal legislature e\ er i laci d
before a constituency He referred
to the la-t -ewerage bylaw When
such things ��11 e done merely tor the
sake ol providing work and spending
money, it did not reflet ' much ���
upi m iln rati paj > rs il thc mum, i
pality Ii seemed to him thai in the
past   iheir   municipal   representatives
and the member-, i a' tlie S, 1 1  I
\\.\t\  coi   some    agui   idi a  into  their
heads that they had no masters, and
ii   was  onlj   latelj   ;!   v     had
, ibliged to realize   I   It p i \i ���
n ere si >rni one aft< i   ill     i lad il  ni i
been   foi   ih,    i lecti -ii   nl   (  icillot
Thomas   for   Ward   III.   iln--   nevet
Would ha\ e  be, n .OU    111.In
plause i.���and if.     ��� - indii
fcl cuee,   in .1    to   spi .lk    ol
Graft and Corruption
w ' >uld   11.: , e   g. 'lie   "II        II e    had   :i
come across a more extri me     -
absolute   rottenness   and    . ,.i ��� upti m
than thai which existed in South Van
couver. Even now, he said, then was
want of intelligence and lack of business ability which they would not expect to see iii iheir representatives,
and there were many mailers that de
manded the serious consideration of
lhe ratepayers. Even now. in the
School Hoard contracts were awarded without due consideration of the
ratepayers, and for reasons, perhaps,
which thc Hoard were afraid to tell
the ratepayers. What was ihe posi
tion on the Municipal Council at the
present time: The speaker then referred to the deadlock brought about
last week by Spencer Robinson. He
did not deny Mr. Robinson's legal
right to sit in the Council, but he
blamed the present Council for the
present position, because when Spencer Robinson sent in his resignation
the Council ought to have accepted
it and not let it be on thc tabic for a
week, and when he wrote again the
thirty days had elapsed and he had
then a legal right to continue to represent the people. Thc representatives
in the Council and on the School
Board had responsibilities other than
financial towards the ratepayers.
Every public man in holding a public
position carried with that position
A  Moral Responsibility
If our public men could not exercise it, and show the ratepayers that
they had a moral code, then it followed that they had no right to sit on
any public body. There must be
honesty and morality in the management of municipal matters.
estigatiol m
i diiiy. lie I',' iked upon thai a- "a
,." ami a fresh beginning.
Thi 11 ist "i ih. audi; was as nothing,
use ihey wanted things shaped
up in a way thai would give honorable
; men a chance '" represent 'he ratepayer- So far a- par')- and munil 'pal
nt rt.i. ciincerned, Councillor Thomas had worked honorably
for tin advantage of South Vancouver.
i \pplause i He had doni hi bi il foi
the > ��� >rking mi n and all who wen
working under thc Municipal <
<il. and he had carried out in- electii in
promises to the letter Councillor
Thi it las had �� i irked hard in connection w i'!i tin I: t' E Railway. ,,i d il
wa- no doubt through hi- efforts
lhat they would ha\.- Fraser \
double tracked in a very shorl time.
With regard to the water and Si
age schemes In- had carried hi- card
right through. How many of the
representatives, l" a -' i >' ha'! a card
like thai to place befi .re their consti
tuents? South Vancouver wanted a
complete and efficient water supply,
and 'hen it would be nine enough to
'.ilk aboul sewei gi More than any
thing elese they wanted
Purity of Government
Any man. however -mart or intellec
tual he might he. was nol carrving out
the ideal- of democratic government
if In- was not doing it according to
the spirit of ihe Municipal Act ami
according to the oath he look when
he took hi- seat Unless they could
have nun of honor and integrity to
pri --nt them in the Cituncil, then
they did nol want them ai all���men
whose work reflected tin men they
wen- Councillor Thomas had done
everything according t" the ideal- of
democratic government, and he be
lieved the auditor was now doing his
work in a fair and efficient manner.
He had arrived al tin- fact thai there
was somehow a shortage ol some $70,-
inn dollars, and if any man had handled public money, hi- was deserving
' if all that came ;.. him.
Councillor  Thomas,   who  was
..ni.i    with   applause,    -aid    he    had
come there to hear an expression of
opinion in regard  to himself, and as
regarded  1-i-  action  "ii   the
Thursday   when   he   ri 111-0,',   ti
the  Council  with   Spencer   Robii
(Continued   m   Pagi   Im
DAY  LABOR ver.us
A deputatii in attended the If iard o��
Work- on Thursdaj afternoon "ii the
II   stion  of day  labor  and  asked  that
as   tar   as     possible     contract     work
should  be  dispensed   wilh.
Councillor Thomas was in
day   labor, provided the  same results
could be obtained     The Council were
there t" do the besl they could ii
interests of the ratepaj ers
Reeve Ken said hi   bi
ii   the   sami    results   ����� 1 e   ob
tained, but  to say  thai  the members
of  'h,   Council  -'id!-,'   ���     go to   the
s wi 1
;'   in
t illor I   mpbell     id I
certain  pari-  "'   ' he. u orl    n        'ning
satisfaction and  they  were tr>-in|
Ci uncillor  Elliott      Id    I hi     small
,,.b ici ��� ihej   w ould
. uly   ice il      :       1     it   il  pt imiscd
t     consider  lhe  matter.
Engineer W. A   Clemen! subt  i
a  lengthy  report   1.1  ihe    Board    oi
\\ orks   on   Thursdaj   afternoon,     it
recommended lhat a box drain be
constructed in John Slreel from 28th
lo 30th Avenue al a cost of $500 and
thai the $6,000, appropriated for grading 63rd Avenue, from Fraser Street
to Windsor Street, be transferred and
credited to tin- grading work on
Fraser Street from 52ml Avenue to
Fraser River, the work on ('3rd
Avenue having been carried "til some
time ago and charged to Fraser
Street, where the earth was required
for  tilling purposes.
Health Inspector Pettgelly's report
for the month of June shows that
scarlet fever was prevalent during
June, but that several of the cases
were brought into thc municipality by-
new- arrivals from England. Whooping cough has also been prevalent,
there being at the present time twenty seven cases. One case of diphtheria was reported, and one of typhoid  fever.
Xo deaths occurred from infectious
diseases during the month, and thc
quarantine on scarlet fever has been
raised. Thc diphtheria case in also
out of danger.
Mrs. Fairburn. 26th Avenue and
Main Street, is on a visit to Que Ellen,
Wash. U. S. A. TWO
Sale! Sale! Sale!
(Corner of Twenty-ninth Avenue and Main Street)
To make room for Winter Stock, Mrs.
MILHOLM begs to announce she will sell out all
her Summer Millinery, Prints, Ready-made Dresses
Sale begins Saturday at 10 o'clock, and will last
one week.
4516 Main Street
Corner 29th Avenue
Saturday, June 29
Reeve   Kerr  and   Magistrate   Thomas
on  the  bench
Ladiet' and Gents' Tailor
The Tailor of Artistic Merit
Cutter for the Hudson's Bay Company, Winnipeg,
for Eleven Years
All goods made tip on premises
Quality of Goods and Workmanship Guaranteed
We specialize on Cleaning, Pressing, and Repairing
Expert on Police and Firemen's Uniforms
Clerical 'Clothes and Riding Breeches
A  Specialty
4135 Main St., South Vancouver, B.C.
lie   was   allowed   a   week   tc
of the other dog.
get   rid
Tuesday, July 2
J. E. Carson had heen liberated on
a bail of eight dollars. He was
charged with assault, nut failed lo put
in an appearance, so his bail was declared   forfeited.
Manufacturers of
Exceptionally Low Prices on Stock Sizes
We carry a Complete Line of all Stock Sizes
All Material Guaranteed No. 1
Estimates Furnished
Phone : Sey. 2057
Cedar Cottage Sales Stable
David McMillan ��� - Proprietor
It i^ n ," irted thai in consequence
of the . - tion i'i Attorney General
Bowier, road and -Meet improvement!
in South Vancouver will have to wait,
and this includes road improvement
schemes that ware contemplated. Mr.
Bowier was Written to hy lhe Council asking him tc grant what is known
as "enabling legislation," which in
other words means a loan for improvements over an extended period.
This would enable the Council lo
carry rait street improvement work
under the local improvement plan,
and would give the Council power to
finance these improvements accordingly. Attorney-General Bowser
states that he cannot accede to the
Council's request.
Something must have proved very
satisfactory to hoth gentlemen before
they put in an appearance, or was it
the fear of the sword of Damocles
which was already vihrating above
their head that caused them to be so
very lenient with the delinquent! who
appeared  before  them?
Frank Rae appeared, charged with
threatening his neighbor, J. Hrinnen.
The quarrel arose from trouble with
the children. Kac came along to
Hrinnen and told him that "if he would
do that again he would blow holes in
his legs," at the same time putting his
hand to his hip pocket as if he had a
gun there. For this action be could
have been sent up for a long term
of imprisonment. He pleaded ignorance of the law, and said thc only
weapon of offence in his pocket was
a foot rule. He was allowed to go
after paying a contribution of $9.50.
Xo sentence can be too severe on
men who threaten with a gun. It is a
coward*! action. Wc have no objection to a man using his lists in a
quarrel, hut the instincts of all Britishers are against the cowards who
use either a knife or a gun.
* *   *
Drunk and found lying on thc
street was the charge read out against
Alex Trembly. "Guilty," or "Not
guilty," was the question asked. "1 am
guilty, gentlemen," he said, "but 1
want to tell you my story. 1 worked
here over 20 years ago. 1 contracted,
and also worked for contractors. My
wife died. 1 buried her here in the
cemetery, 1 was working up country.
I wanted to put a stone on her grave.
I came out yesterday to select one. I
: had some drink with me, met some
old friends. Wc took one, two, three
drinks. I had no food. The sun was
hot. I fell asleep. The policeman
came and said 1 was drunk."
During the recital Magistrate
Thomas leant forward in his chair so
that not a word of the pathetic story
might escape him, while the big frame
qf the Reeve moved uneasily in his
Trembly was fined only $2.50. He
had not this amount till he went to
Vancouver. Thc magistrates allowed
him to go, on his promising to return
with the line. In fact, so much had
his story touched them that if he had
asked the loan of the money from
them they would have given him the
* *   *
For weeks past the inhabitants
near the corner of Wilson Road and
Fraser Avenue, also pedestrians who
happened to be passing thc Municipal Hall, have been kept in a state of
terror and anxiety at the constant
fusilade of stones and roots that were
hurtling through the air, while the
blasts going off resembled a miniature warfare. Strangers to this part
of the municipality would imagine we
were besieged by a foreign army. For
this state of affairs T. W. Strange
made his bow before thc magistrate.
On giving his promise that greater
care would be exercised in future, and
after receiving a lecture and warning,
he  was allowed  to go.
* ��    *
Pease, Scott & Hligh ought to
know better than send out to South
Vancouver to do expressing without
a licence. For doing so the police
funds of South Vancouver received
an addition of $4.50. Thc charge
against their teamster, John Oliver,
was withdrawn on thc request of
Chief Jackson.
An old man named Silverstcin was
summoned for keeping a dog without paying the tax. The old man explained thai he kept a female dog,
and that a son of hers, which he had
given away six mouths ago, came
back    and   visited    the   mother,   and
sometimes extended the visit   for a
week:    Ile paid a tax for thc female
dog, but would not pay for Ihe oilier.
Wednesday, July 3
Fred Swinerton seemed at first as
if he was going to dispute the charge
as to where he was found, but
when he was told it was in a lane, he
said, "That's all right." Fined $2 50
and  costs.
On Tuesday the usual humdrum
existence of thc Municipal Hall was
altered, when thc police brought in a
drunk. Once he was under lock and I
key he commenced to show off his .
vocal powers. Coon, comic and sentimental songs followed in rapid succession, until exhausted nature stepped in and put a finish for the time
being lo the vocal powers of thc
*    *    *
On Tuesday afternoon Magistrate
Thomas was called upon to listen to
one of those silent tragedies that is
daily being worked out besides us
here in the Far West. The facts are :
A logger came to the city on Friday
last with cheques on him to the
amount of $140. One cheque was for
$100; the other was for $40. The
smaller cheque was cashed on thc
Friday, By night it was all gone. On
the Saturday morning he attempted
to cash the $100 cheque, hut could
only get $10 advanced on it. In an
hour or two this melted. Meeting
with a friend from South Vancouver,
this friend took him back to the party !
that had advanced thc $10 on the I
cheque and got him to pay over the
other $90 to the logger. The logger1
then handed $10 over to his friend, j
and told him to treat thc boys. His
friend did so. On Monday morning
the friends met again, and the South
Vancouver man invited the logger out
to his home. This Invitation the logger accepted. So. purchasing some
bottles of rye whisky and bottles of
beer, thc pair came out here. The
logger, whose money had now all
been spent except two twenty dollar bills of the Hank of Vancouver, for
safety put these in his tobacco pocket
and lay down on ins friend's bed. He
says he was wakened some time after
by feeling a hand in his pocket. Getting up, he saw a woman going out
of the room, and feeling for his
money he found it gone. Making his
way to the Police Station, he told his
story. Being under the influence of
drink, he was locked up till the effects of the drink had worn off. On
Tuesday morning a warrant was issued for his friend's arrest, but no
proof could be got to connect him
with the theft, so thc case was dismissed. The logger's story is thc
same as many a one here. Coming
with the rush lo the Klondyke about
14 years ago, he left behind him in
the East a thrifty, sober, well-doing
wife in a small business of her own.
lie was to come on and make thc
money. She was either to join him,
or he was to return as soon as he had
made some money. Tt is the old, old
story : away from home influences
���from the influence of the woman
who loved him, he fell an easy victim
to thc sharks who prey around the
milling camp, Again, and yet again
he made his pile, intending to hie
homewards, but something came and
always swept it away. A few drinks
at night, and it was gone in the morning, or it was put into thc hands of a
friend and it was gone. Only last
week he had a letter from her who is
waiting the wanderer's return. Ile
wrote back and said, "I will be home
next spring." Will he return then, a
wreck of the strong manhood that
lefl 14 years ago? Or some day will
he be carried to the hospital and die
| and be buried there as a stranger,
while the lonely watcher will wait on
and on to the cud, waiting and hoping
for lhe reiurn of hint who will come
no more?
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 Ann
Waterfront, and choice residential Lots in this growing vicinity,
at very moderate prices and terms.
And no obligation to buy
N. B.���A client has given us exclusive sale on some Semi-
Industrial Lots adjoining B. C. Electric, from $475 up. Some on
the track for $650.   Will advance ra .idly.   Don't dela
Real Estate Agents
^^  hen you're out to speculate,
|-|   ouscs, Lots, and Real Estate,
K    eep   your   weather   eye   on
"*   KENT:
C    ase   expense,   STOP   paying
|^    ovv's the time to choose your
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A our Poultry Ranches, too���
C  urely they look good to you!
Q   pportunity  is knocking,
N   ��t to heed is simply shocking.
W'e  have a  very select list of
small houses from 2 to 5 rooms,
from $950 up; terms easy, lo suit
If you want to gel in before
the Improvement in a district
that is bound to go ahead, see
thc man al our River Road office, lie has some buys that
will   make  you   money.
Fraser Valley
If you want a small Fruit or
Chicken Ranch, we have several
from one lo twenty acres, on
very easy terms, in Ihe best location through the Fraser valley.
Phone: Collingwood 18.        P.O.Box 2, Collingwood
Branch Office : River Road and Ash Street, Eburne
It is Time
you became interested
in our PORT  MANN
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Newaddmti    123 Pender St. W.
"The Auction Mart"
PORT MANN is being incorporated as a CITY.
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6 doz. Women's Cotton Hose, tan or black.   Regular 25c. ...
 3 pairs for 50c
1 doz. Children's Wash Bonnets.   Regular 50c for 25c
1 doz. Children's Linen and Straw Hats. Regular 50c and 75c
 for  25c
1 doz. Women's Lawn Shirt Waists, Val. Lace and Insertion
trimmed.    Regular $1.50 for 95c
10 pieces Colored Taffeta Ribbon.   Regular 20c yd.; 2 yards
 for 25c
Oxford Cash Store
Cor. Knight and Westminster Roads
A deputation will wait on the
School Board at their next meeting
and petition for the building of a
school on the school site owned by
the Board in Beaconsficld district.
Parents contend that the distance to
the Carleton School is too great, and
ask that school accommodation be
provided in their own district for 60
to 70 children.
'  UD-EN       B U i -   d ;   J T
Messrs. Shaw & Chell, Central Park
Messrs. Shaw & Chell. lumber merchants, Central Park, invite inspection
of their varied supply of lumber. It
will pay intending builders of small
houses and bungalows and those who
have large contracts on hand to visit
the lumber yards of this firm, where
they can be supplied with every requisite at the shortest possible notice,
and at competitive prices. The goods
supplied are of first-class quality, cut
to any length or thickness required,
and delivered to all adjacent districts.
The firm also deal in all kinds of
building material.
South Vancouver, in the Twenty-fifth
Avenue district, is developing into
quite a metropolis. Thousands of
people change cars at this point every
day. Main Street, at Twenty-fifth
Avenue, is as busy almost as the
thoroughfare at Broadway.
The Walden Building is one of the
largest business blocks at this busy
point. The stores are occupied by
Messrs Robinson & Hoag, hardware
merchants, and J. Walden, grocer.
Findlay Place is adjacent to the
Walden Block. This building is occupied by the City Heights Post Office and the People's Drug Company.
George P. Findlay owns Findlay
Place, and is one of the most progressive men in the district. Several
dozen business structures are being
erected in the Twenty-fifth Avenue
district, and the section is taking on
a very metropolitan appearance.
II hen in need of printing, why not put your
work in the hands of the printer who can give you
neatness and attractiveness and a general tone of ri-
lincmcnt which is to be found only in high-class
The presses of thc Greater Vancouver Publishers
Limited produce work which compares with thc output
of thc best printshops on thc Coast
Bring your printing troubles to thc offices of thc
Greater Vancouver Publishers Limited, and let us prescribe for you.   You will be satisfied.
We arc prepared to take care of any kind of job
printing at short notice.
Phone Fairmont 1874, or call
Greater  Vancouver  Publishers
Comer  30th   Avenue  and  Main Street
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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
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
South Vancouver
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE, 5-room Bungalow, near
Main Street. Cash $300; balance $30 per month, including interest.
(INTARIO STREET : 6-room House, in good district, at
a snap price for a few days. Cash $800; balance to
23rd AVENUE SNAP ; Fine Lot, close to Ontario Street;
size 33xl48ft��� to lane. Price only $1,500. One-quarter cash ; balance 1, 2, and 3 years.
MAIN STREET : 44 feet, near 16th Avenue, at a snap.
Cash $5,000; balance 1 to 5 years.
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 Main Street      P. O. Box 40      Phone : Fairmont 822
Phone : Fairmont 1514
MacHaffie & Goodfellow
A Full Line of Chicken Feed
Corner 26th Avenue and Main Street
Vancouver, B. C.
Mountain View Fish and Fruit Store
28th Avenue and Main Street
Fruits and Vegetables at lowest prices
The B. C. Wine Co.
Carry a large and well-assorted stock of selected Wines and
Sole Agents for
H. Simpson & Co.'s "BLUE FUNNEL" SCOTCH
Whitbread & Co.'s LONDON ALE AND STOUT
Phone : Seymour 312
Special   deliveries   every   Tuesday   and   Friday   mornings   to
South Vancouver
Friends and  a Desert Terror���Bl; Clarissa Dixon
The relentless chill of a desert
nils'ht clogged tin- llow moving current., of life Williams lay blue and
shivering, vaguely conscious of an on
coming blaze '���! sunshine that would
dissolve the chill, replacing it with
a long daytime horror of thirsty, skin-
scaring heat. Nexl he became mure
acutely conscious of some deadly new
depth   in   the   silence.   Not   mere   ah
lence of whispering leaves rustling
stealthily to the covert industries of
wild   creatures;   that   had   become   ���
familiar   void,   but���   had   the   oxen
gone into league with the desert in a
hatred of sound that outdid the ardors
of berodded schoolroom tyrants: Had
the men lost their voices? Had they
even stopped breathing? His own
breath disturbed the peace like a
whistling locomotive; yel lie was ill,
and it must be that the elixir of life
trod softly among his air passages.
With a swift movement of his stiff
amis iie brought himself to an upright
position and stared incredulousl)
about him Not a living thing was in
sight. The men were none. Tin
oxen were gone.
He had known that tin- situation
was growing desperate, He had urged
the men to save themselves and leave
him lo follow them later, when he
should grow strong enough lo
walk. lie liiul urged them,
knowing that nothing would
drive Hilly Miner from him; but he
had not besought them to go like
thieves and cowards while he slept,
saying nothing of their intention, tak
ing his supplies lo reduce a little thc
scantness 'if their own; leaving him
a small can of water and a short strip
of dried  ox-meat;  nothing  more.
Where was Itilly Miner? The
others were of common clay. Ile
could conceive of them, driven by desperate need, gripped in the desert's
devil-clutch, robbing and abandoning
a fellow-man in the hope of saving
their own lives.
What of Hilly Miner? His gun was
gone. There was nothing t" shoot;
not even one of those dark birds that
hover in lhe wake of tragedy. Xo
one but a fool would misinterpret
Ihe mcaniflg of thai. No one but a
fool would believe that Hilly had not
gone with the others.
When Williams suffered from slight
irritations he had been wont to stamp
his right foot emphatically and speak
a blasphemous word. When deeply
disturbed he had smiled a startlingv
beware of the-dog sort of smile;
when his mind floundered among
solvable problems he had fumigated
Ilis bcfuddlemeiiis wiih the smoke
from a good black pipe. Now. the
fountain of words was choked with
too many for utterance. Ilis mouth
closed tighter by the very effort to
open it, like a school-house door in a
fire-panic, lie had neither strength
nor desire to stamp his foot. Ilis
awful smile faded on the threshold of
his immovable lips; and the pipe, thc
good old pipe, even had thc tobacco
supply not been long- ago exhausted,
was not for insoluble problems; it was
not for clearing up the fragments of
a wrecked universe.
Doubt the facts? Ile could not.
They were there, like daylight and
hunger���plain, staring, primitive facts.
Doubt Hilly Miner? Ile could imt
do that, either. Yet he must doubt
either one or the other.
Confronted by all that the body instinctively .shrinks from; chill nights,
broiling days, pain, thirst, starvation,
yet desertion by Hilly Miner was the
fact that his mind grasped acutely.
Other truths about his situation could
lie met by and by when they began
to compel attention. First he must
struggle with the main fact, wrestle
with it. down it. disown it; for it
could not be true; it must nol be
true. It was a brain-mirage, born of
hardship, belonging to this foolish
journey by untrodden ways toward
thc new land of gold in California. It
was a nightmare. He should wake in
thc morning and find himself sharing
a   w Inian's   Inn   with   Hilly     in     a
sweel .smelling forest; not alone in a
desert   part   way   between   Minnesota
and California.
Perhaps it would help matters t"
review his friendship with Hilly. Then
he would know beyond doubt thai
Hilly could' noi have deserted him
lie would know himself insane to
have admitted such a possibility, even
while denying il.
lie sank back upon the ground   His
mind  rummaged  among  old    years,
lie was a boy of ten, ana line, help
less in the burly strength of his mates
as a threadbare rag in a spring gale
A New Hoy wilh feline agility, adult
strength.    Lapp    endurance,   declared
war  on  his tormentors and  st 1 by
him with steadfast loyalty from thai
day forward through childhood,
youth, manhood. Equally pommeled
in the mortar of hard conditions, the
boys had turned more and more toward each other and become inseparable comrades. Williams, older and
Stronger, nursed Miner through smallpox. Miner saved Williams from
drowning. Each preserved lhe other
from lhat loss of faith in human
goodness which is worse than fevers
or Hoods. In manhood they lived and
worked together, whether as choppers or raftmen in the lumber regions, or stokers on lake steamers, or
coal miners on the banks of Xcmuch-
akinock. Through good and bad luck,
sickness and health, frozen north and
burning south, they had been more
than brothers.
And now? Any one but a fool
could read the lesson of the 'facts.
They pointed one way. There was no
other interpretation. Hilly had gone,
like the rest, leaving him to die alone
in the desert.
Very well, he admitted steadfastly,
he was a fool, for he did not believe
it. lie might be delimits, or dream
inc. Anything else might be. but
Billy, he knew Billy, knew the very
heart of him. lie had asked Billy tn
leave him and save himself, and Billv
refused. He had not wanted Hii'.'.' to
stay and face this awful hazard with
him. He had wanted his friend to go
forward and seek a place where men
and beasts could live, and to go soon,
before supplies were entirely cxln tiled  and   hope  was  folly;  but   he   had
wanted to . ontinue b< li. . j;ij in Biliy
II. had wanted to send him away
with a brave god speed, sei mj hit
reluctantly, torn by womanwh pang-;
noi to In- deserted and robbi d bj hint
wiihi-iit a ��ord t" stnui ti, the i tl
J.igl-" 'I   Until
This all served to show thai  Bill)
had  ti.,1   re.illy  gone      By  and  by tin
nightmare would end Then In
should sec his friend beside him
I'ii bl)   in   dre��   iln-  water can i"
w.nd   hi    mouth  and   moistened his
lips     Leaning upon  one    elbow he
-i nt in- eyei outward and back again,
out am! bai I until they had ira\ ���
the w hole ot hi, horizon and all thai
lay between him ami iti gum circle
Xo moving thing wa- in -il'Iii Xo
man  w a    thi re, In ing  - ir  dead.
William- threw himself backward
and lay quite -till, resolved not t"
think Tin- quietude of his body was
nol relaxation it was rigidity His
members Btrove to continue their
habil of obedience to the cenire of
command and only half succeeded
Neither did In- brain cell- submit to
be officered, This was not mutiny It
was an exampli of life', unity, The
will being active, there was no real
resl anywhere; but there was determined semblance of it, as children endeavor to extracl happiness from the
costly play-houses supplied, with an
air of consequence, by their ciders
while their secret hearts turn to domi
i ih is b) iln gutter outlined with
grimy chip, from lhe pavement.
Thought, like the incoming of
breath and the laborious thud of ar
terial pumping, moved ahead, disorganized, bin never entirely arrested.
Si imetimes In- seei led to see the
glitter of axes, to hear the keen impact of them upon yielding trees, t '
smell inciting, penetrating woodsy
fragrances, to feel a delicious trickle
of cool  water purring its  way toward
| his outraged vitals, washing out the
memory of warm, slippery, alkaline
substitute-,   to   taste   the   sustaining
' fare of fertile midland slate- while the
softly rough voice always had a ring
in it of -olid qualities���integrity and
faithfulness and unselfish devotion that
could  noi. be questioned.      A-    well
���argue and reason about tin- moon's
seasons, doubting the regularity of
their sequence, as cm your soul with
pin-pricks of uncertainty  aboul   Hilly.
Tin- thought of imt believing in his
friendship could no,  occur  io a  sane
I man, wide awake and in lull poss -
sioii of his Benses.
And vet Where wa,  Billy's ox?
Where wa- Billy's gun? White was
Suddenly he turned his face downward, placed his palms and knees
against the ground and got upon his
"Hilly is dead. I niti-i find hi- body
and bury it."
He sipped water from thc can. lie
chewed some of the dried meat, striving for strength to act. Ah', lie was
awake 1 Ile could taste the meal' lie
tried   to  remember   whether   he   had
! ever dreamed of lasting anything, lie
was seized with a great horror of the
J loneliness and the silence. With Billy
dead, why submit to the torture of
life? Why not do something t" hasten death?
Bul he had forgotten : the body of
Hilly must he found and buried lie
staggered forward, unconscious of the
fact that he was following the west
bound trail that must have been taken
by his deserting fellow-travellers His
movements were curiously stiff Hi-
knees scarcely bent as he walked. He
did imt feel the ground excepting as
an obstacle that rose or fell, billowing;
under him unreliably, like water. Some
alien self, mechanical, unsentient,
seemed to cany him forward, leaving
his bruised mind to grope into its
hideous budget  of facts.
Thus  he  made   his   way   to  the   top
of a   slighl   ascent,   the   edge  of  the
saucer-shaped   valley   in     which     the ;
Camp   had  In en   made,  enci -er il'i .1   b)
a  lew  tiltl- of grass and  a   Watei   hi ill
of uncertain supply ami .11 tasting
content. Evidences thai nun ami cat
lie had passed left him unimpressed
lie knew they were gone Hi was
nol searching for verification nf the
truth. He had told them that In had
noi  strength to walk  with  them nor
tO cling lo Ihe back of ail in willing ox,
c\ en hid mn of the star\ ing i i ��� aliin -
been able to support bi, w eighl I le
had counsi Med them to save them
selves and leave him behind. En
dently   they   had  listened   to   his  coutt
sei and superadded some greedy
wisdom t.i iheir own, leading to that
silent Might and appropriation of his
effects   which   changed   thtir   g ing
i to desertion and their disposal of hi-
goods to robbery
Ile paused on the top of the ascent
with a sharpening of consciousness in
thai department which take- cogni
zance of detail and minor, detached
facts. A scrap of blue rag fluttered
against the corner of a salt-rock. Let
it flutter. It vvas a piece of Cormal's
handkerchief. He vvas not looking
for Cormal. And there was a print
of   Old   Hobble's   broken   hoof.     Old
Hobble vvas    Blendon's    ox.     Losi
creature; defrauded victim, hobble on.
He was not looking for Old Hobble
nor for Blcndon.
For what, then, or for whom was
he looking? Hilly Miner? Nol here.
Not among thc traitor-band whose
tracks were fresh before him Billy's
body? It must have dropped on the
spot to which Hilly had urged it. and
Hilly, dead or alive, could not be
found among the Cormals and the
Blendi ins,
Feebly he faced about, resolving lo
return to the water hole. Il vvas
damnably char in his sight, where In-
stood. Not a dicker of life nor a
shadow of death broke the glistering
circlet of its rim. Nevertheless, Billy
musl lie there. Why' Because it
vvas so utterly improbable that he vva,
anywhere else. It was a ploblem in
elimination. Billy must have gone
after water. There was nowhere else
to go. Not having returned to camp,
he must have died there beside it.
The ground that had risen at every
step as a stubborn, silent but smoothfaced obstacle presented a slight inequality. Williams set a foot upon
it,  wavered,  recovered     himself    and
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Phone : Fairmont 1653
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Investigate our  Subdivision on  the  Westminster  and   Ferguson   Roads.      Prices
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Brokers, Real Estate, Loans, Insurance
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p. o. Bo, 964 cily llOO  Westminster  t\a. victor,. Road
The Beer Without a Peer
Phone ;   Fairmont 429
Now, Here  is a Chance for You!
Here is a Home-site with a view- over the North Arm of the Fraser and
the arable areas at Lulu Island that will cause you to rise every
morning and thank 0."1 you are alive.
It is a  Lot thirty four  feet  wide, occupied a:  present  by  two  fine
This I..it is at tin- top of th.- North Ann slope���n Rosenburg Road���
half a block from busy  Main Street.
Six hundred and fifty will put it in your wife's name���a few hundred
will  build  a  cosy  bungalow  on  it���raise  a   few   chickens,  some
garden stuff and ruses.
R. J. McLauchlan
4443  Main  St. Phone :  Fair. 317
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
i Seymour 330
U e carr)   e\ erything  in  the  Liqttoi   I
No order ti  > small, and noni  i-   i large  for this populai   Li
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving out   Store i rerj   Friday  m irning al  '' a  i
stooped   -
skin bag i Highly cut h sew
ed, �� ith   i closing -o ��� - on.
material   attachei    n        thi    top     It
�� as .ni emptj  pui ��e     \\ illiams knew
ii w ell.   I le had madi il and pi i -���
;���  to  Billy long before ihe beginning
of this mad journe]
l-'ierv arrows, shol from everywhere,
pierced In* eyes Crickets chirped in
in* ears The fire changed to darkness, the crickets to swarming bees
Williams knew the symptoms. He
lay down to forestall falling, lie was
Consciousness did nol return gradually; it -mute him sharply with a
taunt : "I low now, thou fool of'
faith? Here is Billy's purse on the
path that lead- toward the west,
Where is he if not robber and traitor,
like the others?"
William-, as if a voice had spoken,
answered aloud, angrily; "I know
hunger, myself, it take- the heart
and strength and character oul of a
man. Ii leave- him like a beast, with
a body that urges to any measure for
relief, and no power of -'ml to curb it.
I would nol blame him if he had become a cannibal and taken my flesh
for hir- needs. It would not have been
Billy that did a thing so foul; it would
have been hunger-madness.    Bul  this
l- wild talk. I need nut eXCUSe Billy
fur going, lie did nut go. Would
not the men w hu took his ox take his
purse? Hilly is dead. I must reach
the water huh   and find his body "
Speaking aloud was labor Tlu
sound of his own voice deepened his
sense of tlu- desert's awful loneliness
and uncanny silence, A shudder passed over htm. Ilis lips ceased to move.
Thoughts ami speculations about
Hilly passed tu the undercurrent of
consciousness. Thirst and hunger became pre-eminent. The water-hole
wa- no longer a place to find Hilly;
it was a place to drink. He thought
regretfully of thc bit of dried meat
left   behind   and   thc     water-can     lie
ughl   with  him     II.-
11    lo
musl wail
I ii-   mind   travi lb .1   bai kward   and
laj i- li, if/hood, ad.
ii asting i 'ii spi ing . hicken and gre< n
Corn anil red June apples ar.l hoi
in-' nil- 11,- had been chaffed b< cause
in laid In- i k down reluctantly; lull id been SO fond i if readme Shi mid
he ever feast again? STo book could
tempt him from ihe table, now. Not
even "Robinson Crusoe" nor "Gulliver's Travels.'' \nd a baked potato
would be a feast; or a slice of bread.
even unbuttered. He had lived so
long "ii - ixmeat, alone.
All day he lav- ibere in the sun. To
ward nightfall his strength increased
with advancing coolness, lie rose
and -et hi- face toward the water-
hole, lie found il. drank freely, and
fell asleep beside ii.
Some time in the- night he vva- wak
id by sounds like 'lie tramping of an
army. Were Indians coming to the
water-hole? If so they wen welcome,
whether friendly or unfriendly. In
one case his suffering V ould soon end.
In the other he would have help. He
-at up. peering across iln- dimness,
searching with clearing eyes where
deeper shadow- moved down the
-lope from the southwest toward thc
deserted camping-place. Xo army: no
tribe, that. little hunch of moving
darkness. Hi- ears had been the
-port of outraged desert silence. A
familiar yodel fairly lifted him off his
"Hilly!    Hilly'" he cried.
"Hello, mate. Bully luck!" The
voice was roughly soft, broadly cheerful. "I didn't catch thc thieves, but
1 found a good chief and swapped my
watch for a tough pony and two
week's grub. Lone Rock knows the
route, lie told inc. We'll beat them
skunks oi the Pacific yet, if you can
ride thc pony." FOUR
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from British plantations in the Indies. It will be hard to
calculate the great benefit the agreement will be to Vancouver as a manufacturing city alone.
In .25 years' time, conservative men have predicted that
Building Inspector Young completed
his statistics of building permits in
Canada will have as great a population as the United j South Vancouver on Tuesday last for
Kingdom ha- today. By that lime the balance of p.ipula- | the month of June. This complete!
Hon  will   have  been   -hilled  to  the  west,  and  Vancouver i the   first  ��ix  months   ol   the   current
,' year.       His   ligures   show   lhat   there
will be the big city of the west and its chief seaport. were     issued     some     235     permits,
Universale litions are combining to favor Vancouver. I an(j   the  buildings   i-or   which   tbete
The trade agreement that Bet! lhe Indies at our feet is but   permits were granted  will  cost $211,-
oiie of many arrangement! thai will be carried out in that : 7m >.    The figures  for   May  were233
,    ,    ���    , i- i- permits   for   buildings   costing   $207,-
same line.    And all  these t gs combine to press upon   L-n     |fl Aprf| 1|ur(. >wm ,|14 permiu
lhe minds of lhe people of I'.realer Vancouver the ncces    ,,,,. buildings, n> coat $256,170, There
iiv  oi   having  lhe lamps all   trimmed  Slid  burning when   vvas   lell   activity   m      the     building
ih,' Panama Canal is opened. trade! during  the month ..f  March,
for the permit! Illtied then numbered i
2X2, and lhe work coil (310,995.  Feb-]
ruary vvas not so busy as March; the
permit! numbered 206 and the build-
yan_   ings cost $223,2H7.    January's permits
immenti  were  made  when  thc
WE welcome the disposition on the pari of the public
to regard with approval the suggestion made in
these columns last week, that a plebiscite be taken on the
question of annexation versus incorporation, All sorts
end conditions of men iii the municipality recognize that
a plain, clear and strong expression of public opinion as
it is today on this question is what the situation urgently
demands. In a matter like this the good of the community
as a whole, because it involves the good of every individual in the community, is seen to be paramount; and a
declaration of public opinion made in certain circumstances, a considerable time ago, cannot be regarded now,
in other circumstances, and vv'th opposing views strongly
held and daily gaining ground among the voters, as sufficient and indisputable warrant for the Council proceeding with annexation. 'The great bulk of the evidence
available goes to show that the decision given at last
election docs not express and reflect contemporary public
opinion in South Vancouver. It may, of course, be reasonably contended that the evidence, so far as available, is
not conclusive. Willi that contention we agree. A
plebiscite���the declaration of thc will of the people now
that public opinion has ripened on the question, can alone
give authority and direction for the Council proceeding to
annexation, a step which, once taken, is likely to prove
At the present stage of the negotiations with the City
Council, the Municipal Council leads in the play. A few-
days ago thc South Vancouver body was graciously admitted to audience of the City Council. The latter interposes no obstacles; individual members, trained in debate,
explain away such objections as threaten to become obstacles. The city Press is eloquently silent, or evinces
a restraint of utterance so uniform, so harmonious, as to
be masterly. Cityward no voice of discord breaks a
silence so dignified as to excite the envy of younger
communities. There is a reason, of course. In this matter tilings are going the city way : which is one way of
saying that they are going away from South Vancouver.
K rural Council approaches a city Council; the city Coun-
:il occupies a commanding position. All the city Coun-
:il has to do is to let the other fellow make the running.
Now- and again, out of sheer goodness of heart, some
city member may stoop down and remove an impediment
from the path of the runner to make the running easier.
It is plain that South Vancouver should pause to improve its position. Most persons will agree that if South
Vancouver had the status of an urban Council���a status
equal to Vancouver's own, ils representatives in the
course of negotiations looking towards annexation would
be relieved from the humiliating, tiring, dispiriting, unre-
munerative exercise of making sport for its urban and
urbane brothers. Incorporation is advocated as a preliminary to the opening of negotiations with a view to the
union of Vancouver and South Vancouver as an important
step in the making of Greater Vancouver.
OME comment! were made when the South
>J couver School Trustee! gave one of thc additions of
the school contracts to a South Vancouver contractor, because his ligures were about 12 per cent more than the
City linns.
There was a difference of about $654 on a $36,000 contract. That the confidence of the Trustees has been justified in giving the contract to Mr. Charles Harrison is
already demonstrated.
Ile has placed orders for over $17,000 for material with
the South Vancouver merchants. In his advertisement for
carpenters he distinctly slates preference given to South
Vancouver residents.
This is lhe correct spirit in which to carry out municipal
work. The ratepayers have to pay for the work, and it is
but right that the money be turned over in the municipality. It is surprising how even the turning over of the
money within the municipality will assist our merchants
in every section of il.
It is different with the city contractors. All their
material will be bought in Vancouver, thc majority of
their workmen will hail from there. South Vancouver
will see a large wage bill leave her borders every month,
while many of her own ratepayers will be unable to obtain work.
Instead of censuring our School Trustees for their
action, they should be highly commended for it. The
only fault we find is that for the sake of thc small difference in price thc whole of the contracts were not given
to South  > ancouver contractors.
totalled l.W and the buildings erected
represented an investment of $150,075.
The total number of permits issued
in the six months is 1398, and the
total value of buildings $1,358,975.
These   figures   indicate   pretty   clearly
the remarkable progress South Van
couver is making.
The documents asked for by Mr.
M. J. Crehan, Municipal Auditor, from
.Mis-is. Bowser, Reid and Wall-
bridge, solicitors to the South Vancouver School Hoard, in connection
with the Government audit of the accounts of the Hoard now proceeding,
have been handed lo Mr. A. E, Hull,
the solicitor who is acting for the
prosecution in the charges that are
being brought against Mr. Spencer
Robinson. Thc date of the resumed
inquiry has not yet been fixed, and it
cannot be held until the Auditor returns from work in the Upper-country municipalities, which is expected
to be in about a fortnight. The third
session will probably prove lo be very
interesting to South Vancouver ratepayers and all who are following the
investigation as it progresses. Thc
work to be gone through is likely to
last until the end of  November,
Father Vaughan, tin
THE Editor of the "News-Advertiser" says that Laur-
ier's victory in Saskatchewan at the last Federal
election was not a reciprocity triumph, but a victory of
homestead inspectors, immigration officials, interpreters
and government land agents.
This is a splendid tribute to the intelligence and lion
esty "I the people of lhe great wheal province. It is
almost as striking a compliment as was paid the liritish
Columbia electorate by a leading Vancouver Liberal fol-
iowing iln- last McBride walk away.
In   reviewing the   Saskatchewan  campaign,  the "News-   ,
. , ��� , ,       ,,  , .   , ,,   .  ,,    ,    .  . , , \ ancouver this week, says
Advertiser   lakes it for granted that Saskatchewan has al    	
population made up only of Doukhobori and Gallclani, and
declares that "the man on the homestead, (he pre-emptor,
lhe settler who conies from middle Europe and docs not
know much about English, are all good raw material for
the political campaign official."
We understand that Hon. Hob Rogers is taking a hand
in the Saskatchewan provincial campaign. In view of this,
and in view of the splendid training Robert has had with
the rural Slavonic areas of Manitoba and among the free
and unwashed proletariat of North Winnipeg, thc "News-
Advertiser" editor should assuage his fears as to the
chances of his party in Saskatchewan.
For, as the great Luther Burbanks causes six blades of
grass to shoot where before only one grew, so, when it
comes to getting thc vote out, will the Manitoba political
horticulturist undoubtedly apply his wizardry to those
"who do not know much English" in Saskatchewan.
ILK supplied to the householders of South Vancouver
docs not grade very highly, if the complaints which
have recently been made go for anything. It is stated
that adulterated milk may be sold in Vancouver and South
Vancouver, and that the vendors need fear no punishment,
for there is no law governing the matter.
One of the Vancouver civic officials told a newspaperman some time ago that Vancouver's milk supply was
about the worst on record. He declared that 90 per cent
of thc infants who die in Vancouver every year are poisoned by impure milk.
At a recent meeting of the Federal Public Health Conference, a Western Senator expressed his opinion on the
subject of regulating milk vendors.    He said ;
Y'ou do not need any change of the law. In all organized municipalities they make their own city bylaws, and under those bylaws they regulate the sale of
milk. In most places you can control all the people
who supply milk. They have to apply for a licence
to the city health officer, and in the application they
sign their names to an agreement that they will abide
by all city bylaws and the decision of the city health
officer in regard to their licence. If they break their
agreement the licence is cancelled. For instance, in
most cities they establish a certain standard of butter
fat���three or three and a half per cent. Samples of
milk are gathered from the milk vendors in the street
and are examined. I know in Lethbridge, I have taken
samples from every vendor once a week. If he goes
below three per cent���which we will raise to three and
a half per cent, next year���the licence is cancelled.
Two of them were below the three per cent., and I
cut their licences right off. There is no kick coming;
we do not have to try them. They enter into an agreement with me to perform certain conditions; if they do
not. their licences are cancelled, and they agree to
lhat. The only case where we look for any help from
either provincial or oilier authorities is in putting a
tuberculin test to the cow. As a city we are not in a
position to do that. We are trying to get the Provincial Government to go to different places and apply
the tuberculin test. Otherwise, we feel confident that
we can control the milk.
In Winnipeg, Ottawa, and other progressive cities the
plan outlined by the Senator is followed, and such a sys-
ii'in might well be placed in operation on this coast.
greal   English   Jesuit
more men, lull mure and
VV7ITH the ratification of the reciprocity agreement
��� between Canada and the British West Indies,
another rose has been placed in Vancouver's escutcheon
���one more condition has been brought about to force
Vancouver to a favored place among the great cities of
the day.
Vancouver, by the Panama Canal route, will be nearer to
the West Indies than Montreal. Thus Vancouver will
i>e the port through which the West Indies trade will pass.
Among the products from Canada which, by the new
trade arrangement, will enter the markets of the West
Indies under preference, are fish, wheat, lumber, coal, iron
and paper. These are the natural products of British
Columbia and the prairie west. Right at Vancouver's
hand there is sufficient coal, lumber, fish and iron to keep
the West Indies supplied for ever.
Under the new agreement almost every product of the
tropical islands is included save rum and tobacco. Such
products as cotton, sugar, and rubber will enter Vancouver practically free. Tropical fruits, now bought in California and the Southern States, will in future be supplied
What the empire needs is not
better mothers."
"The big family is the happy family."
"The motto of an empire should be,  Liberty, Equality
"Some people have automobiles who ought to have
Some enterprising member of the South Vancouver
Board of Trade might pilot Father Vaughan through thc
residential districts of South Vancouver. Only in Quebec
have they larger families than we have in South Vancouver. And our birth-rate at present is considerably higher
than that of any city in Canada.
Though the motor-car is becoming very popular on
Main Street and Fraser Avenue, Cedar Cottage and Collingwood. the baby carriage still predominates.
��   *   ��
When the Reeve of South Vancouver and two of the
Councillors left the Council board rather than sit in company with Spencer Robinson, their action was not to be
wondered at.
One would consider that Robinson, finding himself in
the delicate position he now occupies, would think twice
before taking any steps that might further aggravate the
public disfavor which has been roused against him.
Yet his voice is heard at the meetings of thc School
Board; he gives interviews to the newspapers, and would
fain break back into the haunts of thc Municipal Council
Of course, Robinson is merely the product of a condition; but most people will agree that he is playing a
most unwise game.
*   *   *
According to a Paris despatch, Fashion has doomed the
hobble skirt. New York has it that peek-a-boo hose for
the ladies is to be the next novelty. The hose are described as "stockings with interstices about an inch square
which cannot be darned," and are said to have been designed apparently for the convenience of the hungry
To thc Editor ;
Auditor Crehan, jn the course of his
public examination of the School
Trustees, asked one of them why he
did not look afler certain work, and
received the answer that he (the
trustee) had nol the time to look after
"Why, then, did you accept the position?"  asked   Mr.   Crehan.
This brings the matter of School
Trustees to a point.
They receive no remuneration, yet
they are expected to devote their time
to the whole of the affairs of the
Hoard, or they are held liable for any
wrong payments that are made.
Following out the logical reasoning
of Mr. Crehan, these offices must become class offices, only to be held
by those who are in a monetary position to devote the time. This, then,
reduces those eligible h hold the
position to a very small percentage
of our ratepayers. The contention
put forth by the auditor is that if a
certain piece of work is to be done
for the Board In a certain district, and
that district is under the supervision or
control of a trustee, he is bound to
see that the work is properly and faithfully carried out, or the trustee is
liable for anything that may be wrong,
irrespective of whom the trustees have
appointed to supervise the work.
This debars the working-man, the
small merchant, and the busy business man from accepting office as a
School Trustee. They may have thc
time to devote to the general affairs
of thc board, but in the interests of
their family and their business they
cannot afford to devote thc time to
look after the work of the Hoard
which docs not come under their eyes.
They can devote a certain amount
of lime to the financial interests and
thc shaping and guiding of a certain
policy to pursue, but afler that responsibility should cease and fall
upon the shoulders of the party or
parties employed by the Hoard to
look after that work.
If we are going to saddle the trus-
tei- with this responsibility, then we
must remunerate them. Hy doing this
we will enlarge the field of aspirants
for  office.
It will enable working men to come
forward as candidates; but as at present what mechanic can devote the
time to the affairs of the Board? At
present there is one workman on the
Hoard of Trustees, a printer by trade.
We understand���at least we have
heard it���that his Trade Union remunerates him by a weekly allowance,
otherwise he could not in justice to
his family have spent so much of his
time at the Municipal Hall during thc
public inquiry, as Mr. Crehan kept
him in constant attendance for nearly
two weeks.
Many hold forth that in matters relating to education, trustees should
not be remunerated, that the work
should be done for love, for the best
interests of the community. When
you follow this you narrow your selection. You confine that selection to a
few elderly gentlemen who have retired from business, also to another
class, those who desire to get on the
Board for motives of their own, who
have their own purpose to serve ir.
the shape of graft. Can we, then, wonder that in the past the affairs of the
School Trustees have got into the
shape they have? Several times good
business men got on the Board, but
so soon as they got an idea of the
work that was expected of them, and
thc state that the affairs were in, they
cleared out on the first opportunity.
If we want efficient service, let us
pay for it. What right have the ratepayers to expect that these men will
give their time and labor gratuitously? Most of the trustees are forced
into thc position by the pressure and
solicitation of friends. Surely the
workman is worthy of his hire.
South Vancouver, July 1, 1912.
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, B.C.)
We conduct a regular Ranking Rusiness.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Ranks.   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).
Cleared Lots, 33x148, to lane, with four stalled barn. 51st, in
first block from Fraser Street.   On good terms.
Three building Lots, 33x132, facing south, on Forty-eighth Avenue,
Just west of Fraser Street.   $2,800 for the three.
Two Lots, 49th Avenue. Southern exposure, midway between
Fraser and Main Streets.   $950 each, on terms.
Three cleared Lots, 34x116, to lane, facing south, on Fifty-eighth
Avenue, just off Fraser.  $850 each; easy terms.
Three cleared Lots, 59th Avenue (Page Road), 37^x112, to lane,
at car terminus. $1050 each, on good terms.
Two Lots, high location, facing south, 59th Avenue, close to
Victoria Drive.   $550 each; a snap.
Two subdivisions, 63rd Avenue (Rosenburg Road). $550 per lot,
and up to $700.    Very easy terms.
One eight-room and one four-room modern bungalow, 49th
Avenue. Large rooms, fireplace, panelled hall and living rooms,
beamed ceiling���everything that affords comfort in a home. To see
them, if you want a home, means to buy.
Modern houses to rent, from 3 lo 7 rooms.
Let us insure your buildings in thc strongest Roard Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass,, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of our 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.
Rring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :   51st Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.    Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
goto  The 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.
Vancouver Brokerage Ltd.
Fifth Floor Holden Building, Vancouver B, C.
Phones :   Sevmour 4245 and (>1<>7
Homes built to suit purchasers, on easy terms
ni vtrvvnto i     money for you
The beautiful Bungalows we are building in
South Vancouver arc enhancing the value of your
property. We want your co-operation for further
development. Come in and talk thc matter over with
us. This is to your interest as a South Vancouver,
property owner.
Bungalow Finance & Building Co. Ltd.
Phones : Seymour 3204-5-6 Pacific Rldg. 416 Howe St.
Western Bungalow Co.
703 Dominion Trust Rldg., Vancouver, R. C.
Phone Seymour 1856
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 Fraser Street and Ferris Road SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912
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, lo repair your old Doors and Screens, in
all widths.
Martin-Senour's 100 per cent, pure Mixed Paint, in 40
different colors, that will never fade.
Internationa! Stains and Varnishes  .
Corner Fraser and Ferris Road
T. and S. G. FOX, Props.        W. II. IRVING, Mgr.
Vegetable Plants-Vegetable Plants
To Farmers, Market Gardeners, and all large growers of Vegetables
Wc have now ready one of the finest lots of strong, healthy, well-hardened
plants lo he found in Canada: Kaily Cabbage in variety; Cauliflower in leading
sorts; Sprouts, Red Cabbage, I,ate Drumhead Cabbage, Celery I'lants, etc., now
ready.    Our stock includes trie best varieties.
Let us quote you a price from 100 to 100.000.    We defy competition.
Home Made Beautiful
All those who would like their homes made beautiful, come and see our stock
of Spring and Summer Uedding I'lants, Pot I'lants, Hanging Haskets, etc.; all strong
and healthy, and at most moderate prices; also Window  Boxes artistically filled.
Send us your address, and we will mail you free our Seed and Plant Catalogue.
We can also furnish those little gems of the plant world, Alpine and Rock
Plants, to cover your rockeries and borders with their perpetual beauty.
Do you remember the beautiful rose beds you have seen? Well, for a small
outlay we can furnish the most beautiful roses��� Roses from the best grower in the
Old Country.    All up-to-date vaiietics; strong, well-rooted plants.
And to add that finished, homelike appearance that all gardens require, we have
those beautiful Ornamental and Flowering Shrubs���rhododendrons, shade trees of
every description ; all in thc best of health and growth, and sure to give satisfaction.
We have just received a carload of choice stock of Roses, Kvergreens, Shade
Trees, etc.    Wc can give you satisfaction.
Our Fruit Trees arc in splendid condition, and can be relied on to give good
Our^ Seed Department
This department is now stocked with all the finest strains of flowers and Vegetable Seeds, all fresh from thc best seed growers. This year we are again making
Sweet Pea* one of our leading specialties, Everything worth growing in sweet peas
we have.    Our Seed, Plant and Itulb Catalogue will be mailed free on demand.
Our Art Floral Department, 723 Robson Street, is run by expert floral artists
who cannot be excelled.    Try us for decoration and design work.
"The Most  l'p-to-date Horticultural Establishment in Canada."
This Catalogue will be mailed free.
ROYAL NURSERIES Ltd., Vancouver B. C.
Florist Stort, 723 Robson St.      Phone :  Seymour 1892 and 1893
Also 2410  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 Branch, Two Miles
South of City Limits.    Phone : Eburne 43
W. C. McKim
A. Hamilton
G. Hopkins
Phone : Fairmont 801
South Vancouver Specialists
City Heights P. O.
Fresh and Salt Meats.     Fish and Poultry.     Delicatessen
Fruits and Vegetables.    Satisfaction guaranteed
The Extension Telephone
In the Home
An Extension Telephone once installed
proves its value. It earns its way every clay.
With an extension telephone upstairs you do not
have to go downstairs to answer when the bell
rings. If you are upstairs you do not have to go
downstairs to call someone. The service costs
only a little over 3 cents a day, with no charge
for installation.
Call  CONTRACT DEPT., Vancouver;
Telephone, Seymour 6070
British Columbia Telephone
Company Limited
A Year's Estimates and General Expenditure
Clerk  Springford's  Municipal  Budget
Municipal Clerk Springford hai compiled a financial statement which
will ii., doubt be thi lubjeel of much future reference and discussion, It
i giyei ni ;i lucid way the borrowing powers and thc ettimatel foi thii yeai
expenditure, li will be iceri from the complete statement publiihed below
that the amount necessary to finance the municipality ii estimated al
$4X6.5X5.16 this year, whili the interest and sinking fund totals $153,341.03
The mi.n,i ..ii School loans ii $39,787.13 in addition, and the School H
ordinary  expenditures are  placed al  $80,957.00.    The  estimated  rebati	
taxes is $30,000, and the current arrears will amount to aboul another $50,000
this year,   Thc total of theae amounts is $4X6,5X5 16, and thii is thi
amount which the municipality will have t.. provide for municipal purposes
for .i year, and this will pay interest and provide linking fundi on bonded
debts.   It will also allow f"r shrinkage in taxation as defined by arrears and
rebates, and pay d mationa t.. charity, which this year are estimated al $4.
000.00.  The present existing debl is $4,660,214.69.  The total assessment $3K,-
995,285.44, and the municipality can borrow Iwentj per ccnl of it~ assessment
less its bonded indebtedness, and  when  iliis i- figured ��� >n(  the borrowing
' power is $3,138,842.39    The money needed to defray thc coal of running lhe
; municipality will be raised h>   taxation.    The millagc is  12)
proved land, and 22'; mills on wild land.
Appended is the statement in detail :
! Inicrest .-iiul Sinking Funds <.n General I,nans	
| Interest and Sinking Funds on School Loans	
Ordinary  Expenses,  Soln.nl  Hoard   	
: Rebate on Taxes, Estimated 	
Arrears of Taxes, Increase 	
. 39,787.13
. xi 1,95 7 on
. 30,000.00
.    50,000.00
$354,085 16
General Expenses out of Revenue
Election   Expenses    $ 2,000.00
Printing  and   Stationery     1,000.00
Advertising     2,000.00
'.telephone  Rental     750.00
Postage     750.00
Furniture and Fittings  3,000.00
Legal Charges    5,000.00
Salaries, Finance and Hoard of Works Proportion.. 30,000.00
Indemnity     1,300.00
Interest   on   Temporary  Loan     8,000.00
Government  Audit     10,000.00
General     700.00
General Interest   2,000.00
Insurance     1,000.00
Sundries, Claims, etc  10,000.00
$ 77,500.00
Public Safety
Health Department .
Police Department ..
tire Department  ...
.$ 7,mxi.iiii
. 3,000.00
2(in tin
. 12,000.00
.   10,000.00
Street Lighting    13,000.00
Departmental. Plumbing, Building, Wiring    4,01111.1111
North Arm Bridge     1,500.00
$ 51,000.00
Total     $486,585.16
Wild Land $ 7,084,435.00
Improved Land ..'.  26,174,830.20
Value of Improvements  ....
Total   Assessment
Money required for General  Rate   $212,ln6J0
Money required for Loans Rate      153,657.81
Money required for School Rate    120,731.15
Total    $486,585.16
22.50 mills on $7,084,435.00 will raise  $159,399.78
12.50 mills on $26,174,830.20 will raise   327,185.38
Total    $486.585.16
Total Debenture Debt in 1912, Loans  $4,716,881 v:
Less two thirds of $85,000.00, Point Grey share, 1907 Division Act       56,666.66
Present   Existing Debl    .$4.660.214W)
ill per cent on Total Assessment��� $38,995,285 44 $7,799,057.08
Less   Present   Debt        4,660,214.69
Present  borrowing  power    $3,138,842.39
ratepayer, p, understand that if any
one has a charge to make or wishi
have a point investigated, he can with
all confidence wait on him Every
thing will be treated confidentially
and privately.
* *   *
Mr.   Crehan,  Government   Auditor,
will   commence   Ins   public   cxamina-
.���.nr 1 in the ' niir^e of a few day-
that   lie  will  take up  the   Muni
ipal Ai counts     In all probability it
.'. ill b<   m ai  thi   end of the year be
full report is completed.
* *   *
Amidsl  a  scene of wild jubilation,
lhe figun      11 the bylaw for the fur-
thcram e ol the dockage ichemi   was
annoum ed ai  Ni ���  A estminster.   The
1 itepayers   iia. e   shown   thi ir   1 onfi
di 111.  111 Mayor Lei    They lei it now
1"   known  thai they are prepared to
���ward   with   any   developments
thai  are   n. ci ssary.    WhiU   vani ou
irer ,md    South    Vancouver    di
doi kage as a future p���ibility,
Westminsti 1  -le im - that they 1 ii w it
i- aii urgent necessity     We gi> e thi
people 01 N'ett  Westminster all credil
for   whal   they   have  done   and   only
k isli thai  South  Van. 1 mi 1 1   ... ai foi
lowing  siiii
Improved Land
Genera!    ...
School   ....
Mill-   ..
Wild Land
....  4.25 General   .
,... 4.62 Loan   ...
 1.63 Sell,���,l   ..
.14 25
.    3.63
In    my    randiics   on    Sunday    last,
along with my friend, we set out for
Cedar Cottage and along Victoria
Drive. What a change in the district
at the point where the car stops at
the corner of Wilson mad from what
it was two years ago! Often during
the summer evenings 1 used to take
the car to this point and enjoy a quiet
walk down to the river, returning as
darkness set in. Sometimes, however,
I made the walk longer than 1 Intended, and found myself a long way
from the terminus, when the last rays
of the sun had gone. Rarely in those
day's did you meet any pedestrians
after nightfall. There was an eeriness
in thc hush that got on one's nerves,
and unless out 011 business most
people preferred to be where things
were a little livelier.
Points like the comer of Wilson
and Victoria Roads show one how
the municipality is growing. Where
two years ago there was nothing but
bush, there is now a large Public
School and quite a large village clustered in and around it. Wc learned
that large as the school is, and although only built in 1910, it has outgrown the present requirements and
is being enlarged.
So well were we satisfied from an
investment point of view as to this
locality that wc made enquiries as to
thc width of the street, prospects of
double carlines. etc. We were very
much surprised to learn that the
street was only 66ft. wide, and that
the property owners wcre making
no efforts to have thc street made
wider and so prepare for the double
tracking which one day will assuredly
Surely thc property owners along
Victoria Drive sei n hat il * ill I	
day.    I Ir do  the)   not   re.ill/,   thi   111
pint.nice oi mis  thoroughfare?    Sec
whal \eu Westminstei ii doing   The
G \. K. are going to spend millions
upon   lllillloni,  as   MayOI    Lee   says,  nil
the terminals on Lulu  Island   Those
streets thai are best able to handle
the traffic from there into Vancouvei
will get it. If Victoria Drive wants
ils share, get alive in lime. We went
nver and saw where they were boring for water at this point. We then
proceeded down Wilson Road to get
to Main Street.
Strange as it may seem, of all the
roads and avenues in Smith Van
couver, there are lew that I have not
traversed. Yet I had never walked
from Wilson Road to the Municipal
Hall before, though on different oc
casions I have walked from Main
Street to the Hall. To say the least
of it, we were very much disappointed with this stretch of the road.
Knowing that beautiful road from
Main Street to thc Hall, we expected
a continuation right through.
The road is being graded. The contour is switchback. Bulkheads are
being put in in the loner parts. The
bulkhead near Knight road is in a
very bad condition. Wilson road may
become a carline, or it may not. We
were pleased to see thc Chinese gardens. It is worth walking a piece
to view with what neatness and Uniformity these gardens are kept It
also teaches one what Xature will
produce for man as the result of in
tensive gardening.
*   *   *
Auditor Crehan is daily receiving
a number of letters charging ex-
School Trustees and Councillors with
graft. As these letters are anonymous, no action is taken on them. Mr.
Crehan would like the whole of the
The editor sat al his desk one day.
and he looked uncommonly blur; for
to edit a paper like What'-, its name'
is a strenuous thing to do.
He'd interviewed writers and poets
galore, and he'd sent 'em all ofi with
a run: the lasl fellow came with a
hoary jest that was born in the good
year One.
And the editor's brain was weary
and tired; he was sick of the tame old
jokes; for although he wielded a pencil blue he was human like other folk.
As he heaved a sigh for a swift airship,    for    tO    Sinn!    was    Ilis    pre.-' Ill
mood, a \ i-it..r creakily climbed the
-tairs and broke on his solitude.
"I've   lure,"   said   the   stranger,  "a
little   thing "  and  he  drew-   from
his pocket a scroll; the editor shook
in his crimson socks and groaned in
his inmost  bouI.
Bul he braced himself with a sudden
jerk, on the visitor nimbly spun, and
bumped him into the corner where
the rejected jokes were flung.
lie tossed him over the poem pile
and rejected stories' stack, and finish
ed by kicking him down the stairs and
into the  cellar black.
Oh, the boss felt good for a minute
or two, imt the joy died out of Ins
eyes when  they told him the fellow
he'd trilled with simply wauled to
And the office boy to Come) Hatch
hurried off with a knowing grin, to
Bay the matter was urgent, and would
I hey please take that editor in?
The Dignity of a Free Press
In one of his speechmaking tours
Mr. R. L. Borden stopped in a small
Albertan city, and, in the course of
his Stay, was standing ml the street
corner talking to a lawyer. There
walked past the couple, a man who
wore the bandages and bruises which
indicate the activity of the human
"My!" exclaimed Mr. Borden. "That
fellow's been  beaten  Up "
"Yi s," said the lawyer, without
cern. "He's the editor of a scand
alous paper that's printed here He
writes stuff abusing prominent men
and  women."
"Who beal him up?" asked Borden
greatly interested.
"I ih. I don't know," replied the
other. "His paper comes oul ever)
Tuesday evening, and he looks thai
way every Wednesday morning."
A  Scotch  Revolt
I h 'ii   Frank Cochrane,   thi     Minis
ter of Kailv. aj - and C in ils, is .1 mai
of few w.ii'l-, and capable  it  tin
using language. Tl
w hen he ��as mi a tour nt inspection
ol   the   Intercolonial   Railway  111   thi
Maritime  I
he  was  waned on  bj   di putatii
e) in the county of Ca
which is pi >ssi ssed b) 1 tie unspi
Si   :      l';   ;.   pi It  red   him   first
one   thing   and   then   with
"These  ri paii s." to one    deputation,
.    .small   tl im will
probi ' I  .1 $15    Pll pay foi
nut   "I   m>   ov.      I Th
in ,1 deputation  ��as pn it)   mm
the sami   bc ile, and   igain the    '
lid     "Thi ��� ii . .. ry small aff iii
I will pa)  fut i""
kct." Tin n ��� rose in revolt,
and said . "Taki \ iui i" icki t and your
money and gh e it to the paupers i if
Ontario, and tell Mi Borden to send
��� Minister down here with some in
telligem e "
A South Vancouverite Weds a City
Annexation- in the form of a wed
ding���was duly solemnized between
('.race Elizabeth Tailing, oi 115 8th
Avenue West, and George Wright, of
4523 Quebec Street, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs Arthur Tailing (the
parents of the bride, I, the Rev B. II
West officiating The ceremony was
quietly observed, ill accordance with
thc wishes of the bride and bridegroom. After thc pleasant and social
gathering Mr. and Mrs. Wright left
for Victoria on their honeymoon
Good wishes and good gifts were in
evidence in abundance. On their return the newly married pair will locate in South Vancouver.
At an inquest held at Winchcstci
a boy of twelve was stated to have
hail  two  stomachs.
All persons interested in South
Vancouver Church work are invited to contribute to the columns
of the "Chinook" items of interest,
such as notices of services, reports
of sermons, meetings oi church
entertainments, etc.    All
societies, entertainments, etc All
that wc ask is that the items be
posted to the 'Chinook" office h"-
fore Wednesday of each week.
The Flower Garden���Watering
To maintain a green lawn of closely
packed grasses throughoul a hot and
dry summer is not easy even with a
hole and sprinkler, and impossible
Otherwise Where a lawn is frequently saturated during droughty
spells oi ��eather, pi rmanent or pro
d injury to the turl i- avoided,
although in rtifici il watering
it  will   turn   s .iii-  ��� n      I low
watered lawn will after a day
i .n" In i - mi   fn ih and green
with thc in wm -s of spring. The lawn
thai has been allowed to dry up several
inches l" ncath thi ���     ill, on the
contrary,    develop    bar.   places;    the
body ot the plol will indeed change its
brown and dead appearance alter rain.
bui the turf may be entirely destroyed
,   ��� In.-.    Now, beyond spoiling the
garden lor the remainder
��� i  the  season,  this  neglect  increases
;> in : i quired in renovating work
ill i�� in.' spring Moreot er, doing
���. itln iui a hose is nol trui ei onomy,
thai one pays for their length
ol hose in having a green turf oi
grasses during the greater part of the
summer, and in reducing the spring
work "ii the law n to the minimum.
To secure the greatest possible ben
om watering, a little system is
necessary We will assume that more
than the surface is dry. which will be
evidenced through a gradual "browning" of il:.- weeds. Should the plot
be narrow and a sprinkler employed,
starting at one end of the garden and
shifting 'In sprinkler every two hours,
the whole lawn can be soaked during
the cnur.se of a couple of evenings.
fiowbeit, when the rose of the hose
i- used, and the plol is fairly wide, thc
rose, which ma) be supported on an
upturned flowei pot, will have to be
moved up one side of the lawn and
down the other. The rose is as effective as the sprinkler, but with two-
hourly shifts of position will take
much longer. Whereas a sprinkler
may cover a wide circle, the rose will
only flood about half that space.
When buying a sprinkler for small
lawn, obtain one whose spray will
reach from side to side; and if for a
broad lawn, get a sprinkler the diameter of wbosi -pray is fully half the
lawn's breadth
Having thoroughly drenched a
lawn, giving it by means of rose or
sprinkler two hours' heavy and eon-
tinuous artificial rain, such a snaking
should la-t out a week's dry, tropical
weather. When a summer is only
ordinarily dry. and bul moderately
warm, the rose ir sprinkler may be
moved every hour instead of every
other hour, and one thorough saturation may provide the mots with
moisture for over a week. During the
two summers previous to 1911, the
lawns only needed several soakings
in the whole of the summer and
autumn; whilst thosi lawns whieh
were nol watered at all wore the
greenness of spring during most
w eeks.
Concluding the subjeel of securing
beautiful lawns by systematic watering, the amateur gardener should be
advised against spraying. By spraying we mean applying water at the
rate of, say. a canful to several
square yards oi surface, These light
aritificial  showers actually harm
ful until an hour or so before -unset,
and even then are nol of much service. 11 i- recognized by lawn ex
pert- thai lightly watering under a
powerful sun is damaging to a lawn
of fine grasses Al the same time, a
shower of one or two hours' duration,
given by revi i'. ing sprinkler or rose.
can work no injury at alii a lawn
may be heavily watered under a
al noonday sun, bul never
lightly sprayed. The word "lightly"
;s nol  intended  I the line
���ns.  of  holes   ii sprinkler
' tin  sin lib ��� in  better I, but
t<. the quantity   if  �� ater usi d
The  Fruit  Garden
The  term  "bush"  fn only
includi anl   and  thi   _  o
i '   kbi rries
��nil   their   hybt iein{   brambles
. and
hi ncei    il rop   much
more i ii trei  t: uits; m
is,   thi >rougl
with Iln liti, makes
��� - a certain! \
Tin   bu-li. -  in.i :\
���   I with animal manure, oi with
��� ii  stu faci ii1 '   illy with ha!
to   a
depth of tw      r threi   inchi s ��ith a
Cow  material is to
. be preii i red  i ir light   si iils as being
I un ire  n tenth e  i f  m istui e   bul  the
-mi  should  be  allowed  time  to  dry
1 the stufl  I" :��� ii ���   attempting ti i dig  il
I in.    The pi 'w der)   i  ��� de are only ad
vised  where  the fruit  borders  are to
be mulched with shorl grass dippings,
or   watered   with   the    hos<     during
droughty weather.    Sunshine is need
id for ripening and coloring the ber
-io, bul moisture about the roots is
yet  more  ni cessary  that sizable produce may be gathered
Some sort of pest is almost sure to
be making itself a nuisance, and suggested cures will bc welcomed. Take
thc "big bud" on the black currant for
instance : A mixture ol" lime and sub
phur sprayed over thc bushes is a
I good check upon thc troublesome
| black currant mite, that wretched
little insect which will transform a
healthy bud of normal size into the
abnormal���a "big bud." A spraying
should be given at once, anil followed by another application within the
fortnight. Thc solution il made by
boiling lib. of lime and '..lb. of sulphur in a gallon of water. This insecticide is concentrated: to dilute
for use. add eight parts of pure water
to one of the mixture.
The gooseberry caterpillar isawfly)
is a formidable foe. Approved remedies for its destruction are dusting
thc damp foliage with black pepper,
or with soot. A reliable liquid insecti
cidc is equally effective when applied
in sufficient strength. These gooseberry remedies may be tried upon the
magpie moth and the red spider; still,
the latter insect pest -is more quickly
cleared off thc bushes through generously mulching with natural manure
and heavy drenchings with the hose. SIX
One Dollar Opens
an Account
with the
Paid-up Capital : $6,251,080
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Corner 17th Avenue and Main Street
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
Phone: Fairmont 218
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Tubs and Roses.
Phone :   Fairmont 817R
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Daily Delivery to South Vancouver and Central Park
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You want your Household Goods packed and shipped, or stored.
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Office : 1130 Homer   Warehouses : 1134 Homer and 852 Cambie
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minimize labor and exertion by using ELECTRIC
Our lines of Screen Doors and Windows, Electric
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Phone : Fairmont 899
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Port Alberni Town Lots and
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We handle nothing else
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:-: In the Assiniboine Valley
We get an early start, the blush is
still on the morning and on our good
resolves. We are going lo attend
slrietly to duty. Fort Telly is ancient and full of interest, and the
Highlander���first name Duncan���who
has hilariously passed the thrce-score-
and-ten limit, and who knows the legends of the place, the history of it,
and can tell about Louis Keil as a
youth anil a man. is all our host has
painted him. and more, (> joy to have
him at our campfire in lhe heart of
this wonderful Assiniboine Valley,
smoking Ilis pipe, warming to his
task of picturing the bad limes and
the glad limes of those early days!
But nothing shall make us forget the
missions. Last night our host remarked that we would see one of the
finest forts in the country, and his
better half chimed in with: "And three
mission  schools."
Three missions to one fort, even so
noted a fort as i'clly, does not seem a
fair proportion, and we say as much;
whereas she impresses on us the good
work done, the self-sacrificing lives of
the men and women who have left behind the joys of civilization, to bury
themselves alive here in the wilds and
teach the redman godliness, and that
cleanliness which ranks next to it; also
a knowledge of books.
"Once an Indian, always an Indian,"
comments the lady doctor in her decided way.
"But not always an ignorant one,
you'll sec," smiled the little woman,
who has learned to look on thc reserve folk as her neighbors and to bc
deeply interested in their welfare. Thc
smile and the earnestness convert
us. Nothing shall make us forget to
visit the missions.
Not because it is noon, but because
we are hungry, we build our first
campfire at the foot of a roly-poly
hill which spreads out ils green skirt
to make a lap for us to rest on. To
one side is a hedge of shubbery, green
and pale green, vivid red, yellow, and
the purple or over-ripe saskatoons; on
the other the swirl and spray of a
river too wild to be well-behaved.
One thing our hotess has learned
from her Indian neighbors is how to
build a fire.    She knows thc kind of
sends far and wide an aroma which
makes the lalkatoonl and flowering
shrubs blush a deeper red over Iheir
faintness in lhe way ol iraelll. The
bacon, whether from being fried in a
sheet-iron pan. or wrapped in lhe
smoke of wood and leaf, is no more
a common artical of diet, but a delicacy 10 rare thai nobody is surprised to hear lhe lady doctor remark
with proper relish thai 'hi- il glad
she isn't a Jew or a dyspeptic,
Now  as  lo  ilu-  mi~^i. .iir>   Thc  first
one lakes us unaware*. Prom the
prairie we step Into a big garden,
fruit, flowers, vegetable!. This is
Crowitand, thc large-.! of ihe minion
ichooll.     Il   is  a   busy   place  anil  an
interesting one. The schoolroom is full
of children Intent on Iheir lessons,
brown, sleek little things fairly shin
ing wilh cleanliness. I In the black
board a pupil had written out, in a
round hand, a vers.- from a reader.
It is about furrows in the ploughed
field and lhe breath of lhe fresh earth
when the sun shines on it.
"Where was the poem written?"
asks the teacher, willing to show off
her scholars. Either they are too bashful to respond or have forgotten her
tutoring, for nobody answers. Then
at the back a dark hand goes up.
"Yes, Sidney," she says encouragingly, "it was written���"
"In a Held, me know; the ground
looks warm dirt, and smells���" a pause
which threatens to last; "smells warm
dirt. Me know: me smell him, too."
The funny little things all giggled, and
even the teacher smiles, but the writer of verse will never get a liner
tribute than the little Indian's "Me
know:  me smell him,  too."
The larger girls are in kitchen,
laundry, and sewing-room, etc., learning thc noble art of housekeeping.
They all seem happy. If they tire of
rules and tasks and long for lhe
freedom of the teepee, it does nol
show in their faces. The Superintendent is kind and courteous, so are
his fellow-workers. Faith in their
calling is the keynote of these useful
It is mid-afternoon when we come
to the Catholic mission.    The church,
distortion meant
Who  will  open  another  season  at the Empress Theatre on Monday,
The fame of Andrew Marl: has
spread to the uttermost ends of Vancouver and ils suburbs, to judge from
the number of seats bought at the
box office of the theatre so far for
the season of this romantic actor and
sweet singer. Nearly every person
who comes to the window wants to
know when he will appear in "Tom
Moore" and "Arrah-na-Pogue." Thc
thousands who saw him in these
plays have told their friends, and it
looks as if thousands more will endorse their verdict. But interest is
also keen in "Thc Bold Soger
Boy"  and  "The   Shaughraun."
The enterprise of Mr. Walter San-
ford, of the Empress Theatre, in giving Vancouver theatregoers another
summer season of this delightful actor and golden-voiced tenor, will be
appreciated, according to all indications, and the same old tale "Standing Room Only" will be repeated
every evening of Mr. Mack's stay at
the Empress.    During the past win
ter season Mr. Mack has had a long,
hard lour of the big Saltern cities,
where he has appeared in lhe leading
theatre! at the highest prices. He is
as fond of Vancouver as this cily is
of him, and when Mr. Sanford wrote
him asking him to return for a summer season, he answered, "There is
only one place that could keep me
from a European vacation tour, and
that is Vancouver." He enjoyed
every moment of bis engagement last
summer in this city. He is a unique
star, as rarely docs one person combine the gifts of acting coupled with
a magnificent singing voice. His
rendering of some of the famous ballads of the world, as well as his own
compositions, is one of the biggest
features of the performances. Mr.
Mack will be seen in his play "The
Bold Soger Boy" for the opening
week. This is one of his biggest
Eastern successes and will give him
an opportunity to display his best
comedy ability.
crotched stick to use as a foundation,
where to put the dry twigs, and how to
point and place the piece of green
wood around which the fire centres.
By-and-by the crackle of flames is in
our ears, the smoke is in our eyes,
the scent of scorching grass and leaf
enveloping us, and we are learning
our first lesson in campfire cooking.
Such a dinner! Even the lady doctor, who is only half in love with
camp life, admits that it is uncommonly good, adding, with a wise nod
of her head, "Or it may be thc sunshine and ozone which have given us
uncommonly fine appetites." What's
the difference? The potatoes come
out gold brown from the ashes. The
coffee pail in an unwatched moment
boils  up,  throws  the  cover  off,  and
built of logs, lifts its cross bravely
in a land of loneliness. Beside it is
the graveyard, a place of many wooden crosses, and mounds so covered
with wildflowers they seem but meadow knolls spread out in thc warmth.
The city oi the dead has been long
in building. There is a teepee at its
gate, a teepee yellow, wrinkled and
decrepit as the Indian who issued
from it. Yes, it is a good place, he
tells us, as he holds his meagre hands
out to the sun; he is old, his squaw is
old; they live up the river till both
get sick, much sick, then they come
home. Both die soon; it is well to be
near the bed when last sleep comes,
eh? He waves an arm toward the one
small corner of the graveyard yet unoccupied, and over bis wrinkled, ter
rible face
for a siuil
T wonder," says the lady doctor,
"why amid the vastness of the prarie,
the burrying-grounds are so small and
meagre?" She does not address the
Indian, bul it is he who makes reply:
"It is only live man want much land
���the dead done wanting," he says.
"See, there lies big man, Lucicn, thc
Boilbrule. He lake all things, make
much light and noise Mine, mine, it's
mine!' lu is always say. Ho, old Lu
ccin, you is quiet now; you sleep like
papoose all lire out, eh?" .Again the
terrible   face   twists   into  a   smile.
It seems good to hear laughter and
ihe sound of singing. The school is
dosed, and the children are holiday
ing in the wood, making swings of
the boughs,'jumping about as swiftly
as lhe grey gophers on every hand.
\\ Inn wc try to join ihem they fall
silent, and melt away in the shadows
after a fashion peculiar lo Indians, ..Id
and young.
Afler a while comes lhe Highlander���first name Duncan���walking fast
and evidently under lhe influnce of
some pleasing excitement. "It is to
the   Fort  that   we   will  be  going,"  he
begins, "instead of to another mission.
For why? There is sickness at the
mission and it is not time for visitors.
Too bad! Too bad! It was an Indian
that gave me the word; these Indians
they know all things. It is to the I'ort
we will bc going; yes, and it is lighting we will be talking about, and' not
dying, which is a waste of time whatever. The kirkyard's no a pretty place
for live folk to camp in���and the boy
is bringing round the team. If it is
graves you will be taking an interest in," here he doffs his bonnet (o the
lady doctor who still loiters; "over
behind that fringe of wood it is Duncan will be showing you one with a
story to it. Yes, yes, it is a trapper's
grave, and it wass dug by Ihe wife who
loved him and laid him in it. She had
a strong heart and a strong arm. Not
only did she make her man's bed by
her lone, but fenced it in with young
saplings. Duncan will be showing
it to you tomorrow. No hurry whatever. You can see graves at home,
but it is not a fort wilh a palisade and
a lookout you can find every day, I'm
thinking. It is no playhouse the Fort."
Flayhousel It is made of logs roughly hewn, a squat building with something in its grimness as in its strength
which brings home to one that it is a
relic of troublous times. It had much
lo guard, and a crafty foe to guard
against. The palisade, surmounted by
sharpened slakes, is extra high; the
lookout spells incessant watchfulness.
This is when we arc gathered
around the campfire later on. Duncan,
his bonnet on the very back of his
.vhile head, his pipe lighted, and all
of us hanging on his words, is in his
"We had our troubles, The Injun
is like the Highlander, he gets a
grouch when the notion takes him,
and he is after trouble when there is
no need whatever. There wass a bad
one, Long Arm, a big brave, but poor
pay. The Company carried him and
his people over the hard time, and
when the hunters began to come into camp they took their skins to our
rivals, the Northwest Fur Traders,
which wass not fair or honest."
"Do you mean thc conduct of the
Indians or the trading company?"
somebody asks.
"Both, both," Duncan assures us
heartily. "It went on until Ross, who
was head man with us, shut down on
Long Arm and all his tribe. 'You'll
get no flour here,' says he, 'nor bacon,
nor anything else till you square up���
not if your tongue hangs out. Go! gel
your goods where you sell your furs,
and be���well, do it whatever,' says he
Long Arm gets ugly, his people gets
ugly. Ile goes back to camp, where a
dozen more of his bucks have just
come in from the bunt. Ily-and-by,
from thc lookout we arc seeing them
hold a big pow-wow. We was not
fearful, but in that camp was more
than a score of Indians, and in our
post was but four, not counting Jock
Andrews, who wass no use whatever.
We had goods aplenty and wc didn't
desire that these bucks would sport
our blankets, eat our grub and fire
our ammunition without paying for
'he same in coin of lhe realm, namely, fins. There wass no money, you
understand���a skin's worth o'thls, six
skins' wort.i o' soinelh'iig else. Ilv
and-by came Long Arm and a do/en
of his own men, riding hard. 'Close
the gale!' called Ross, and shut she
went with a creak of timber and bang
of bolts. For the first time this posi.
belonging to that Ancieute and Hon
orable Companie Trading into Hud
son's Bay, refused to open at the Injun's touch. He wass mad all through,
this Long Arm, and talked so much
foolishness. We let him talk. If he
wass stubborn, so wass the wall, and
so wass the Fort, and so was old Ross,
for that matter. They rode off next
day and didn't come back for two
weeks maybe. They were all right
"Did they offer any excuse or apology?" asks the lady doctor, drawing
nearer thc fire.
"No need, they brought their furs
and their families," says Duncan.
"Long Arm bought his squaw a red
and yellow shawl���they that wear
gorgeous raiment are not always in
king's houses, you understand. Ross
threw in a string of green beads, and
it wass peace between us."
"But afterward?" persists the lady
doctor, who would like to smell the
smoke of battle.
"Oh afterward"��� Duncan's snrtle
is complacent���"he charged the beads
to Long Arm's account. He had a
great head for business, had Ross."
While our host is replenishing the
fire the lady doctor calls us aside to
ask if we have any doubts as to Duncan's veracity. "These tales of his, I
would like to tell them to the home
folk, but I make it a rule never to repeat anything I am not absolutely
certain of," she add with an air of
Duncan's veracity! Why, it's like
saying your host's bread is sour, and
his salt savorless, to have a doubt in
the matter, we tell her, and she looks
When we return to the circle Duncan is.telling how Louis Riel used to
chum it with him a little in the early
days. "In  the  Red  River Settlement,
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it wass, before I came to Pelly���old
man Riel had a mill there, and Louis,
.-ho was in the early twenties, wass
around all the holidays, indeed"���with
a chuckle���"he wass sometimes
around when il wass not holidays,
having a way or playing truant from
the Jesuit College at Montreal. I remember once���it was when he wass
in love with a red-haired Scotch lassie
at the settlement, he came in thc
middle of the term. Archbishop
Tachc sent a father after him, and
what did Louis do but dress himself
in the glad rags of his foster-cousin's
wife, and go fishing under the father's
very nose. He wass dare-devil all
through. It will bc his pride that wass
his curse. The notice and the book
learning turned his head and���"
"What," someone breaks in wilh an
exclamation, "a Scotchman decrying
education I"
"For an Injun, yes���his book it is
nature. Thc college didn't make a
spoon, no, no, il spoiled a horn, and a
fine horn it wass. If his father had
pul him in the mill to work, and kept
him Ihere il is little trouble he would
have made, so Ihinks old Duncan."
"He wass no model whatever in thc
days I speak of, but neither wass he
whal we Scotch call 'by ordinal*1 bad.
Ilis eyes would be looking through
you; his smile had always mockery behind it, and when you wass hearing
him laugh you would be thinking of
the tumult soft, but mad, of a river in
a spring freshet. What is't? No, I
wouldn't say that he wass handsome
whatever, but with an air to him, yes,
an air. And it wass himself could sit
a horse. I've seen him gallop into the
Settlement, dismount and saunter
away as if the fifty or sixty mile ride
wass nothing at all."
The campfire, an eye of light in the
purple haze of the valley, seems
winking up at a star which creeps out
in a sky of wonderful lights and
shades. The wind has blown itself out
of breath and is babbling lo the flowers
in broken whisper. The brown
earth is full of harvest heat. Mingled
with Duncan's voice is the singing of
some live, glad thing in the grass. We
have been up since break of day, but
we arc not sleepy; it is the smoke
from the logs which makes our eyes
heavy and���
We must have dozed off and missed
much of thc story, for when, after a
sharp nudge from the lady doctor, we
sit up and try to look wide-awake,
Duncan is emptying the fire from his
pipe and remarking as a finale; "Yes,
yes, as I wass saying, if he'd been kept
a Mitsi, with the woods and prairies
for a college, and a woman of his
own people for a mate, Louis would
have made no trouble. But he wass
a little too big for���for himself. It is
a bad thing for a man to be too big
for himself, whatever." 3ATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912
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Hys Story: Much Work, More
Worry, a Little Love, a Little
Laughter���and  Some  Tears : :
With    Impressions   and   Opinions    Thrown   In
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No!    I would not lose my memories of the stage.
I saw Charles Kean���once���and once only, and that
was in "The Wife's Secret," at the old Princess Theatre,
long afterwards the scene of many a glorious night with
Wilson Barrett. I have seen twenty-eight Hamlets. Sarah
Bernhardt and Miss Marriott are spoken of as the only
female Hamlets of our time worth talking about, but I saw-
Julia Seaman play Hamlet wonderfully well, at the old
Bower Saloon in Stangote near the foot of Westminster
Bridge. There you could get a private box for one shilling
(25 cents). Seats in the pit were fourpence (8 cents) and
it was "tuppence" to the gallery. Shakespeare for tuppence!
Yes! And jolly good Shakespeare, too. 1 walked from
the North of London right away to Lambeth to see
"Othello" at "The Royal Bower. ' James Fernandez,
John Arnold Cave and other actors who afterwards became celebrated, acted there then. 1 stayed from Saturday to Monday with Victor Hazelton, the lessee of "The
Royal Bower Saloon," and where there is now a slum of
sordid street, I have fed a tame eagle in the Saloon tea
gardens. Pretty Polly Hazelton used to sit on thc seat
beside me while I read "The Lady of the Lake"���and at
another time my companion was Henrietta Hodson, who
became Mrs. Henry Labouchere���of whom more by and
"Pretty, black-eeyed Mrs. Hodson*"���so she was
always called���Henrietta's mother, was leading lady at
"The Bower" at about twenty-five shilling a week���and
her husband fiddled in the orchestra.
Oh! those glorious nights at the "Old Bower"���no
problem plays���but plays "with a purpose"���I am perfectly sincere when I say that "The Betting Boy's Career"
and "The Bottle" which I saw as a child at this "tuppenny!' theatre have kept me from gambling and drink more
than all the goody-goody sermons I have ever heard.
Health Department
lor the collection of garbage can now be purchased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue, as provided by the bylaw.
Box 1224, South Vancouver.
I  dwell  upon old Captain  Raven because  two incidents in connection with him have influenced���I think for
i good���my whole life.
I was emerging from boyhood into a very impression-
| able age���I am now looking a little ahead���when my two
elder    brothers���Fred    and    George���"got    converted."
I 1 here was a certain Rev. Doctor Dugard who carried on
I "Revival Services"���and had scores weeping and wailing
in religious hysterics at "Ihe Penitents Form."
I need scarcely go into details. "Hell Fire Doctrines"
! were freely preached then���and I was frightened into such
concern about my soul that I grew nervous, then, melancholy miserable.
"What  the   duece  is  thc  matter  with  you.  Jack?"
j said Captain Raven, slapping me on the back one day.
"You are not the same boy that you used to be. You're
j too young to be in love. If ils money troubles���tell me���
what the Devil IS the matter with you? There's something wrong I know!"
"Oh, Captain, my soul," I cried, bursting into tears
���"How shall I save my soul?"     "Ho! Ho!   That's it,
is it?" said the Captain.   "D d if I didn't think so.
Well, my boy, religion is good for you���nothing so good.
Here is some religion for you. Do unto others as you
would that others should do unto you'���Remember that
every woman but your mother and your wife is your sister,
���remember, Jack, that a liar is a coward, and remember
that a coward is the meanest thing on earth. Remember, Jack, that everybody is born to become a gentleman
���be a gentleman, Jack, and remember Jesus Christ was
a gentleman���God Almighty is a gentleman���and he
will treat you ""as one���He made you. He won't be so
mean as to torture you. God Almighty is a gentleman.
That has been My religion for sixty years���and its good
enough for you."
The Bower Saloon, Lambeth, London
I have never gambled���I have been always a temperate man���thanks largely to the precepts of a dear old
I mentioned a little while ago Captain Raven. He
was one of my father's dearest friends. Now and then
he visited us and I know that he was always hailed with
delight by my brothers and sisters���for he was liberal with
presents and "tips" and liberal with practical jokes���good
stories and recitations.
I remember once hearing Dan Lcno���in the character
of a shop walker declare he earned "good money���not
much of it���very little in fact, but what there is of it is���
good." The same could be said of Captain Raven's recitations. He had two, "The Razor Seller" and "The
Chestnut Horse"���but he gave them with such unction,
such droll force���in his singularly deep voice���at times
exquisitely musical���that we never tired of hearing him.
In an appendix to these Reminiscences I will print these,
and other pieces which are stamped upon my memory. A
little man was Capta' . Raven, a sort of Captain Kettle���
as I remember him. I believe that to protect a woman or
child he would have tackled a giant or a dragon. He was
the soul of honour.
I remember that on his death my father draped the
big room of our house at Highbury, in black. There was
no gas in the suburbs of London in those days���and our
room was lit with great wax candles. We were all strictly
Protestant but my father's love of music and art often led
him to somewhat adopt a kind of Roman Catholic Church
Ritual. My father played a dirge on his ivory flute���some
great singers of the day were engaged and we had a
solemn service in memory of our old friend.
That night���when my brothers talked to me about
hell fire and eternal damnation. I said "God Almighty is
a gentleman���no gentleman would put a poor beggar in a
Old Captain Raven's religion has been my religion
for over fifty years and it has made me tolerant to every
other religion. I have entered St. Paul's in London, the
Roman Catholic Cathedral at knighlsbridge, a Budhist
temple and a China Jass House with revenence.
"God Almighty is a gentleman"���it cannot please
Him to see men cutting each others throats in the name of
A Jew went to the Opera House to see "Les Huguenots"���in which the massacre of St. Bartholomew is represented. When the opera was over he was chuckling
with delight. "You seem to have enjoyed tht Opera" said
a friend. "Enjoyed it my tear poy!���I should rather link
iso." said Moses. "There was all the Christians cutting
each others throats���to the music made by a Jew!"
Captain Raven was a gentleman���he lived and died
' like one. He had known poverty���in his latter days he
had had a modest competence, he died not a penny in debt,
he left enough for a mourning ring for his friend and a
modest funeral���the boys and girls he loved and who loved
; him had some little present to remember him by and there
J was not a poor man or woman he had known but missed
j his humble charity and his kind word. But the Vicar of
i the parish���to him Captain Raven was that old reprobate
! "Captain   Raven   the  atheist!"���God   bless  his  memory!
(To be continued)
Materia  Medica  and  Anatomy
The last time Mark Twain was in
Atlanta, Georgia, he went through a
factory and got so much oil and
grease on his trousers that he had
to send them to an old colored man
to be cleaned. The following morning the negro appeared before the
great humorist with  this lament:
" 'Deed, sah, I don't think I gwine
be able to clean dese here pants. I
done tried gasoline and pearline and
naphthy, and don't any of them seem
to do any good."
"Have you tried ammonia?" asked
"No, sah," said thc old darky, "I
ain't tried them on me yet, but I
reckon they'd fit me all right."
Another Kind of Finance
One of the mayors of Vancouver,
who is a politican, and who, therefore,
never tells anything but the truth, relates this story about himself :
On one of my trips to Seattle I had
to visit a bank that is not very well
known. I got mixed up in my sense
of location, and finally I asked a
newsboy to direct me to the building,
telling him I would give him half a
dollar for bis services. He agreed,
and led me to the bank which was
only four doors way.
"That." I remarked, as I gave him
the money, "was half a dollar easily-
" I know it." he said, "but you
must remember that bank directors
are paid high in Seattle."
The 1 iberal Education
Sir Horace Plunkett, chum of Colonel Roosevelt, once delivered a lecture  in   Dublin,  Ireland, on  the best
way   to   improve   conditions   among :
the  poor.   At   that   time   Sir   Horace
was  not  exactly  a   finished  speaker, j
His  tongue  could  not  do  justice  to i
the riches of his mind.
The day following his address he
received from a lady a note containing   this   statement :
What you need is two things : (11
a wife, and (2) lessons in elocution.
To this Plunkett sent this reply :
I have received your letter saying
that I need two things : (1) a wife,
and t2) lessons in elocution. Those
are only one.
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: Hands  Across  the   Sea :
Paragraphs on the Fusion of Interests of Greater Vancouver
and the Home-land
What is Ihe attraction that draws
people out In Ibis portion of the
globe from across the Atlantic? The
question has often been liked, but
there never seems to be a satisfactory
answer to lhe query. liven those who
have made the West their permanent
home appear to be unable to give
thc why and the wherefore. They
have conic out, and lhat is all they
know about it. And the peculiar part
of it is, that once here they never
entertain the remotest idea of returning to the land of their fathers.    We
(the writer) nol many months ago
conceived a strong feeling of doing
thc six thousand milrs' journey back.
The conception died in ils infancy,
however, for this reason. We were
assured that the moment our feet trod
the old soil again, that moment would
witness a yearning for lhe "wild and
woolly west." It is ever thus. There
is a magnetism about thc Pacific
slope that no one can describe, and
while that magnetism exists, it were
useless for any immigrant, bc he or
she Irish. English or Scotch, to try
to resist it. In a word, the air oul
here seems to be freer than anywhere
on the face of God's earth.
*    *    *
"East is East, and West is West,
and never the twain shall meet." Did
the inimitable Kipling, when he penned those words, have in mind the
Orientals and the whites, or far away
Britain and the country on this side
of the Rockies? Certain it is that
they can have no direct application
to the latter, for when did mortal
man ever see the encompassing of
space in such a short period of time
as the days and hours that arc taken
up in thc journey across the western
ocean, as it is known in the Old Land,
and the piece of thc earth known as
thc Dominion of Canada? Fifty years
ago, it was a mailer of months to do
the trick. Today it can bc covered
in twelve days, icebergs and mountains notwithstanding. Speakiil" to
your representative the other day, a
former Lord Mayor (with thc emphasis on the Lord) of Belfast dropped in lo see us in Vancouver.
Though many moons have waned
since his lordship was thc head of
civic affairs in the llnenopolis of Ireland���the United Kingdom for that
matter���"age hath not withered, nor
custom staled his Infinite variety." Despite his patriarchal appearance, he is
as lithe and active as a kitten. Needless to say, he was impressed not a
little with all that he saw here, and as
he is by no means devoid of the filthy
lucre, it is just as likely as that tomorrow's sun will shine that he will
part with a check of considerable dimensions cither for real estate or on
behalf of some industry that may
strike his fancy. Wc all know that
Vancouver and the environments are
the hub of the North American continent, but to be so told Dy a former
chief executive of one of the most go-
ahead cities of the United Kingdom,
is sure going some. Call again, Sir
Robert Anderson.
��    *    *
No more appropriate time could
have been selected by the party of
British manufacturers to arrive in
Vancouver than this week. With their
money bags bursting, they have come
all thc way from England, to see how
wc  do  things   out  here.    They  have
been seeing right across the continent,
and for two days they did a bit of
>,ighl  siring in the Terminal  city. Of
course, it was up to thc City Fathers
and others to (lo the thing in style,
and  they  did  it   in  a   way   that   must
have given  the  financiers "furiously
to think." There was feasting ad
lib, and lhe visitors had to rush about
in a way that would have surprised
staid old stay-at-homers, could they
have seen them. Well, well, it's a fine
thing io be a financier, but it's liner
to be the recipient of his wealth. And
Vancouver is sure lo benefit ill that
connection. The members of thc
party did not come here for the benefit of their health. Their bank accounts are the lirst consideration. May
they grow  latter���the bank  accounts,
not the financiers.
* ��   *
Strange that this visit should coincide wilh th'' formation of a society
in London to take into consideration
ways and means for lhe promotion
of better trade intercourse between
the United Kingdom and the Dominion. Reciprocity between Canada and
lhe Motherland is lo bc given a fillip
thereby, and thc sooner it receives it
the better. Thc eyes of the English-
speaking world, not to mention a big
slice of the world who don't speak
that  language, all  seem  to be  turned
Canadawards,   Though it is peculiar
lhat at the present time, money is
mighty scare. An explanation of this
has been offered by one in the know.
It is to the effect that the money
grabbers in England have suddenly
conceived the idea that they arc not
getting a sufficient return on the
amounts they have invested. There
is no question of the value of thc
security; that is as good as the Bank
of England, but it is clear that when
Englishmen have a flutter with the
cash, they want not only gilt-edged
securities, but a frit dividend as well.
The one outstanding feature in all
this business is, that they come all
tlie time, and never yet has Canada,
and particularly this western part of
it, gone back on them. That puts thc
reason  in a  nutshell.
* ��    *
Patriotism is a fine thing. In the
Mother-country a little of it goes
a long way. Here, wc arc never
tired talking about it. To see the
Union Jack floating in the breeze
over there every day of the year ane
would require a telescope. With us
it is different; it floats all the year
round, and on holidays there is a bit
of extra. In recent years there has
been a tendency on the part of a certain section of thc community across
the sea to sneer and jeer when patriotic sentiments are being referred
to. Of course, in parts of Ireland to
sport a Jack is courting murder and
sudden death, with a stick of dynamite thrown in. It's a positive relief
to an exile from Erin to see that
miles of the good old bunting can be
Haunted openly, without hiding it under a bushel, so to speak. Dominion
Day was a case in point, when the old
rag did double duty during the twenty-four hours. Strange, isn't it, that
when some who wcre Nationalists in
Ireland throw ill their lot with other
sons of the ould sod in British Columbia, how quickly they forget their
bitterness of former days for the flag,
but wave it like good men and true.
Yet so it is.
Interesting Stone-laying Ceremonial���
The Building-up of a City
Owing to the generous bequest of
the late Mr. John Morton, the members of the Fourth South Vancouver
Baptist Church have been enabled to
make the necessary arrangements for
the erection of a new church, which
will .shortly occupy the corner of
Prince Albert Street and Twenty-
Seventh Avenue. Up till now services
have been held in stores, private
houses and tents. The laying of the
corner-stone  of  thc  Ruth  Memorial
Church took place on Saturday by
Mrs. Kuth Morion, widow of lhe late
Mr. John Morton, and she was presented with a silver liowel bv little
Miss Ethel  Caldwell.
Among those present were Rev, B.
II. West, pioneer of lhe Baptist ministry in liritish Columbia; Rev. I'. J.
Wilson, president of the Baptist Extension Society; Rev, A. P. McDiur-
niil, D.D., president of the Brandon
College; Rev. Everett W. Sawyer,
Ph.D.. principal of thc Okanagan College; Rev. I. W. Williams, secretary
of the Sunday School Association of
British Columbia; Rev. A. A. McLcod,
Canadian Foreign Missionary Society;
Rev. Dr. Perry and Rev. A. N. Miller,
representing the Western Baptist and
Methodist Churches; Rev. W. H. Redman, pastor of South Hill Baptist
Church; Rev. Willard Litch, B.A.,
pastor of thc Ruth Morton Memorial
Church; Rev. Mr. Vansickle, who
started thc cause ill August. 1911;
Reeve Kerr and many others interested in the Baptist cause in Vancouver.
Addresses wcre delivered by several of the ministers present, and by
Reeve Kerr, who expressed his satisfaction that there were still men willing to give of their wealth lo the
building-up of the church. While the
civic authorities were working to
make South Vancouver beautiful, the
church was working to beautify the
characters of thc inhabitants, and one
of thc most important matters in thc
building-up of a city was not so much
how many people they could attract
to the city, as the kind of people who
become its citizens.
married to Christopher T. Bailey, son
of the late E. T. Bailey, of Greenwich, Eng., and Mrs. Gunton, of Collingwood. The church was very
prettily decorated by the friends of
thc bride, and the splendid music
rendered by the choir and by Mr.
Cook, the organist, added greatly to
the harmony of the ceremony.
The bride was beautifully gowned
in white satin, with an overdress of
Spanish lace, a gift of her grandmother, Mrs. Lister. Her veil was
fastened with sprays of orange blossom, and she carried a shower bouquet of white roses. She was attended by Miss Doris Evans, who wore
pale pink wilh a figured chiffon over
dress and picture hat to match. The
bride   was  given  awav   by   hrr   uncle,
Mr.   Herbert   Lister,   F.R.O.S., while
the groom was supported by his
brother, B. B. Bailey,
After the ceremony a reception was
held al the Cedars, where many
friends and guests congratulated the
happy couple, who then left for Buccaneer Bay. where they will spend
their honeymoon.
H.    H.    Stevens,    M.P.,    Sues    for
Mr. II. II. Stevens, M.P.. appeared
as plaintiff in a county court action
heard by Judge Grant on Saturday.
Thc defendant was Robert Stevenson,
executor of the late Mrs. Elizabeth'
McCarthy. Mr. Stevens appeared in
Ins private capacity of real-estate
broker, and he sued Mr. Stevenson
for $.175 as commission on the sale of
two lots ill the cast end, of which Mrs.
McCarthy gave his linn exclusive listing in May. 1911. Shortly after the
lots were advertised Mrs. McCarthy
herself found a purchaser for $1000
less than the "7.875 which thc brokers
could have obtained for the property
His honor decided that Mrs. McCarthy had destroyed the defence by
making it impossible for the agents
to sell on any terms, and he held that
the agent was entitled to his commission by such an arrangement. Mr. L.
B. McLennan appeared for the defence, and Mr. W. H. D. Ladner for
the plaintiff.
A very pretty wedding took place
on Saturday, June 29, at 10 o'clock,
at St. John's Church, Central Park,
Rev. W. H. Johnson officiating, when
Miss Irene Louise Kirkland, niece of
Miss  Lister,    of    Collingwood,    was
Kisses Missent
The superintendent of the dead-
letter office at Ottawa is now getting
on in years, but he sees more of
romance than almost any other man
in this country. He looks through
the   love   letters   which   are   missent,
is Going to be the Centre
of a Great City
Prices in this district will advance and advance, and
then advance, and we will think with wonder of the
time that we could buy at present prices.
Share thc prosperity of this district by buying a lot in
one of our new subdivisions.
317 Pender West
Collingwood East
Beaver Lands Ltd.
Successors to the Collingwood Land Company
Real Estate and Insurance
Head Offhe
505 Richards St.
Collingwood East
2653 4th Ave. W., Kiteilano
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood  E. and Central Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
(Clements & Tufnail)
Dealers in
Collingwood West Station
Get our prices before placing your order.   First-class work.
Prompt delivery.   Estimates most cheerfully furnished.
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
The widening and paving of Westminster Road are now
an assured fact, and prices will soon bc on the jump. Get
in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Phone :  Collingwood 13R
Pioneer Transfer Co.
Phone: Collingwood 32
Screen  Doors and Windows
Add to the comfort of your home and save doctors' bills by equipping your house with screen doors and windows. Our stock is large,
and prices right.
Furnish your kitchen  from a large shipment of cooking utensils
which have just been received.
T. Craig -
Collingwood East
Fresh Meats of all descriptions at prices
that are right.
Westminster Road
cither through wrong addresses or
through incorrect spelling, by thc
Romcos of the Dominion. He came
across one not long ago which had
been in an envelope bearing the following   address :
A Big, Klue-cycd Strawberry Blonde.
Although it is hii business to try
to locate the sendcrr, of missent letters, he can make no progress in the
work when the communications bear
such signatures as "Your darling,"
"Oceans of kisses," and "Your baby,
The  Big  Smoke
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American federation of Labor, was
being discussed in connection with
his famous trouble with the District
of Columbia courts.
"You know," said one member of
Congress, "Gompers was once a cigar
"From the smoke he raises now,"
said Representative Sulzer, of New
York, "you would think bis real trade
was   manufacturing   gunpowder." SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912
Be sure and visit our Store on Saturday.
Special Bargains
Children's Hats, going at cost. Some very nice
styles to choose from, trimmed and untrimmed. From
35c. ,
Large quantity of odd lengths of Prints, Ginghams, Muslins, and Ducks. Will be sold at half-
price.   Don't miss this opportunity.
Chas. Owen
3516 Main Street Cor. 19th Ave.
Phone :  Fair. 945
Vancouver, B. C.
The Summer Season of Racing is now under way
Special trains leave over B. C. Electric double-
track system from Granville Station at 12.30, 1
o'clock, 1.30 and 2 o'clock.
Over 400 of the best horses ever brought to
British Columbia to bc seen under silk.
Admisson including Round Trip Tram Tickets $1.25
Your Daily Round
"jrvAS it occurred to you how largely adver-
���**"* tising influences your habits, your
tastes, and your surroundings?
Just follow a day in its course.
In the morning you jump out of bed. And
lo, if you are a man of the century, you are
in pajamas bought of an advertiser.
You hurry into the bath. In a few minutes
you are in the room, encounter fixtures, soap,
a flesh brush, sponge and towels; a razor,
talcum, dental cream, and a tooth brush;
and wind up with a nail file and military
brushes���well advertised articles, every one
of them. | i -.���'.��]
The bath over, you slip into a union suit,
a coat fitting shirt, hose, garters, shoes,
clothes, all advertised, and, hurrying downstairs, are soon in the library, listening to a
famous record or two.
Meanwhile, milady is upstairs, and oh,
what man would dare try to fathom the influence of advertising in that wonderful
world of hers!
Presently breakfast is served. An advertised range yields a well-known cereal. That
removed, the maid brings in a familiar bacon,
and an equally familiar coffee, while the
griddle cakes and  , I almost spoke
the name of the syrup!
Down to the office you go. The motor?
Advertised?   Yes?
Arrived there, your wife reminds you, by
phone (advertised), that you are to take her
party of friends to the theatre in the evening, and, looking over the announcements,
you are again brought face to face with advertising.
Night comes. The day ends. But even
then advertising follows you. The button
at your bedside turns off an advertised light!
Comment on Sporting Events
A  Month'*  Work  in  the A    NIGHT   AT    THE    BURSILL
Garbage   Department INSTITUTE
Injuries to the Vancouver club bavi
no doubt played a very important
pan in the showing of the champ-
again*! the Westminster club tin-
year. With Lalonde on the tick li-i
ever since the lirst game, lhe Dome oi
the champion! has not been aide lu
give the best account of itself, ind
the general effectiveness of the club
has been seriously impaired. Tin-
scoring end is a very important om
'in any matches with thc old cham
pious, and the absence of their star
I goal-getter has lately been a dis
I couraging feature of thc fortunes of
the Vancouver club. With Lalonde
back in the game, however, then- il
no doubt but that the whole Van
couver team will take on a new lease
of life, and lhe Supporters of thc cup
holders in Vancouver are looking for
them to turn the tables on the old
champions in  future games
* ��    *
Over in tiic Royal City thc old
champions are playing desperately in
the hope of again having the Minto
Cup on exhibition in that city at tin-
close of the present season. There
were many who thought that the
Minto Cup had gone forever with the
passing of the mug last summer and
a deterioration in the playing of the
"Id guard. The Royals at the present
time, however, are showing that they
can come back, and with more attention to the game by players and
greater harmony throughout, they
just now look to be euually as formidable as at any time in their his
tory. Thc club is imbued with thc
desire to pile up a big lead in the raci .
and if once they acquire that the Van
couver club, even granting that the
champions might have just an edge
over the Royals, will find the task of
their lives in cutting down that advantage. With the season only nicely
started the champions will have to
take eight of the remaining twelve
games, which is no easy job for any
combination of players.
���   *   *
Rarely have thc fans had an op
portunity to witness such lacrosse as
was displayed by the Vancouver and
New Westminster clubs in the big
holiday match at Recreation Park on
Monday afternoon, when lhe West
iniiisier club defeated thc Vancouver
Minto Cup-holders in extra time by
a score of 4 to .1. One of the greatest
crowds which has ever witnessed an
exhibition of the national game al
the Coast was out to sec the contest,
and they were richly rewarded by
seeing what will go down in history
as one of the greatest struggles  ever
waged on a lacrosse field in Canada
From a Vancouver standpoint there
was   only   one   disappointing   feature,
while the cup of joy in Xew Westminster was filled to overflowing.
* *    *
It was a contest which any team
might bc proud to win or lose. With
both clubs fielding their strongest
teams, tlie struggle at once emphasized thc fact that there is little, yes,
very little to choose between the two
clubs.    Up to the last moment it was
anybody's game, and even if the
Royals c|i,| wm, the v.-ricst tyro at
ihe garni musl have felt relief when
"Doughy" Spring llipped tin deciding
ihol p.i-i  Hell
��   *   ���
While tin- cam.- wa- remarkable for
ii- brilliancy and spectacular features,
"on.   in.   |,,, wtt n remarkable for
ii- almost  entire absence  of rough-!
ness and unpleasant incident* which
only ioo frequently mar  the game at |
'he Coast    While it was a match in '
which  the defences of    both    clubs
���cored heavily, it i- worthy of special J
noi.- thai there were but few incidental
io incur  tin- displeasure  of th,- official)    li was iln-  st eloquent tea-
tin ial   lhat   the  players   could  offer
thai  the game can In- played  cleanly.
It   is   lo   be   hoped   lhat   in   all   future1
matches  lhe  players will  bc as care-1
fill  lo attend  strictly to the game as:
in the match on the holiday
* *    *
The   loss   of   lhe   match   no   doubl
teriously affects the chance- of the
Van-oiiver team holding the cup
agaiii-t the old champion- Vancou
ver mast   now  lake  iwo out of three
of each of the remaining games to be
play.d lo retain lhe silverware, and
with the two clubs stacking up so
evenly this is no easy la-k.
* *   t
While the result of the  match  was
inor,. or le-- disastrous to the chances
of the Vancouver club, there i- one
refreshing incident which musl not
L-- lightly passed over, and thai is the
laet thai those who have been crying
lhat the games have been fixed have
received a decided jolt. It is not
reasonable '.hat with a pre-arranged
programme either the Vancouver or
\\ estminster   club   would   be   allowed
io assume such a commanding had as
now enjoyed by the Royal-, while
nothing could have been more acceptable tinder such conditions than
a victory for the Vancouver club "ii
the holiday. Considering the result
on thai occasion, il is to bc hoped
that the spectators will satisfy them
selves lor ,-,l| time that the matches
are being played perfectly on the
square, and the club which earns the
I cup at the end of the season will have
done so purely on its merits.
* ��    *
Will somebody please stop the rush
of the Seattle club iii the Northwestern League race? The Giants seem
io have acquired the habit of winning
almost any old contest, and a race
which up to the past week looked to
he an open one is now assuming more
definite shape. Moth the Heavers and
the Victoria club have been slipping
during the past week, and the Giants
and Spokane club are stepping out at
a rate which will take some stopping.
Trouble with the pitchers in both thc
Canadian nines arc responsible to a
large extent for the falling off of
these clubs. The Vancouver club is
adding to its strength in this department, and the Heavers may be expected to hit a faster clip from now
S. Vancouver's Destiny Rests
With S. Vancouver's People
(Continued from Page 1)
municipalities just now on this question? Has Vancouver got an early
copy of thc Government engineer's
report? 11. II. Stevens, M.P., may
have warned them on his return from
Ottawa, that the I;raser is considered
by thc Government the most suitable
place for docks on the Pacific Coast.
We see from the Press that Mr.
Stevens spoke pretty plainly, and said
this conference must take place. We
will watch with interest the outcome
of it.
In regard to tramway fares : Vancouver has refused to entertain the
5c rate in the city, so that it might
be extended to the suburban districts.
All she is concerned about is the reduction of her franchise and electric
lighting. The Western Canadian
Power Company have offered to supply South Vancouver for half the
j price, both for power and lighting,
they arc paying just now.
Block paving our principal streets :
under incorporation we could com
nience ibis at once. We have sufficient money on hand to do it. When
would  Vancouver  do  it?
Sewers : this is the most serious
matter in the municipality, and can
only be worked through a commission
of the various municipalities and the
Vancouver can in no way assist in
this. Wc must grapple with it ourselves, and that without a moment's
delay, or we will have bitter cause to
regret it. Let us get the main branch
sewers put in, so that they can become connected with the trunk which
the  Commission  will have to put in.
Water : Vancouver has already intimated that she can let us have no
more than we are at present getting,
and even that may be withdrawn from
However, wc arc pushing forward
a scheme for a supply for South Vancouver alone.
Taxes : South Vancouver, 12.50
mills; Vancouver, 22.50 mills. Under
annexation you will have to pay nearly double taxes.
Borrowing powers : Vancouver
has borrowed to the limit.
South Vancouver has nearly $4,000,-
000 which it can yet borrow. Rather
a nice nest egg for Vancouver to get
hold of.
Under incorporation, with this
money you could lay sewers, get a
water supply, block pave your principal thoroughfares, get power to obtain public parks ami other necessary
improvements. Hut greatest of all.
the Council would be enabled to at
once commence lhe piling of the
Fraser River. The street ends could
be made into wharfs, and the work of
the dredger would become effectual
The Canadian Northern arc going
to spend millions upon millions on
terminals, as Mayor Lee, of New
Westminster stated.
These terminals will he within your,
city, Jt will bring work and prosperity lo South Vancouver. New:
Westminster Council and citizens are !
teaching us a lesson. With an opti-1
mistic feeling for the future, their en-)
thusiasni is unbounded. See how they I
voted their money bylaws last week1
for the preparation of the new docks! j
Let us try to imbue our own Coun-'
cil with some of this optimistic feel-'
ing.    Drop the bogey of annexation,!
and  go  forward with  the  determination  to  carry   through  incorporation.
Only by doing so can South Vancou-1
yer work out the destiny that Nature
is  calling  upon   her  to  follow.    The
gods   have   given   her  a  unique  geo-1
graphical  position.
She  is  thc  funnel-mouth    of    the
great  hinterland    of    wheat-growing
countries.    She is the gateway of the
Pacific.     Lulu   Island,  with   its   level!
plain, is indeed an ideal terminal.
Il is suicidal for us to neglect the
great opportunity. Since we lirst
drew attention to the possibilities of
the North Arm of the Fraser, tin-
daily press have been full I f the matter editorially, and commentary notes
ban- appeared in almost every issue
of them. Why. then, should we seek
to become annexed to a cily without
a cent to put up in improvement? The
money is ours: let us spend il well
and judiciously on the furtherance of
the best interests of South Vancouver, and not let us hand it over to
make Burrard Inlet or a City Beautiful for Vancouver.
Remember. South Vancouver has a
population   of   nearly  35,000  and     is
growing at the rate of nearly 1000 per i
month.    So when the question of in- [
corporation  or annexation conies be- \
fore you���as it will do so in a short
time���sure  and  strong  let  your  slogan shout be,
"The Fraser for Ever!    South  Vancouver  the  leader  shall  be!"
Health Officer J. Pengelly on Thurl
day submitted the following report to
the Health Committee :
July 2, 1912
To    the    Health    Committee,    South
Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Sirs,���I   beg  to  submit  herewith   the  lirst   monthly   report  of  the
working ot Garbage Department dur- j
ing the month of June.
During   the   month   of   June   there
have   been   about   250     houses     and:
-lore-  placed  on   the  regular  calling
list,   Ward  IV being the  largest contribution,     Cedar     Cottage     district I
coming well into line: also a general
collection     from     merchants     along
Fraser Street, and a few  from Joyce-
Road, Collingwood.    There is a growing demand for service from the more
thickly populated  districts,    but    the
response from outlying places is very j
-low.    A quantity of refuse has been :
collected from various lanes and public   places   where    no    responsibility
could  be  attached  to anyone  for its [
This includes 4 loads from lane between 25th and 26th W; 1 load from
lane between 29th and 30th E. of
Main; 1 load from lane between 47th
and 48 E. of Eraser; 2 loads from
Hall grounds; 2 loads from Wilson
Park; 5 loads from stable; 2 loads
from rear of Waterworks shops, C. C; j
-' load- from lane between 16th and;
17th If tti Main; 4 loads from lane
west of Commercial Street; 2 loads
from lane between Gartley and Miller. 1 load from lane between 25th
and 26th W. of Eraser. Also several
loads  of earth  required  for covering.
Owing t., the heavy accumulation
of long standing it has been necessary
for two m.n to accompany several
carls, bul with regular collections
this will become lighter. The horses
being unaccustomed to the carts and
car and motor traffic required extra
can- at the commencement. Even
with this attention two accidents have
resulted in broken shafts.
A considerable attention has also
I..-, n given to the burning over of the
dumps  once  each  week.
Thc serious attention of the Coun-1
cil   should   be   called  to   ihe   necessity:
oi providing some permanent method
of disposal of the collections, as the
dumping at present followed is causing  much  complaint.     It    has    been
found necessary to forbid any further
deposits at  the ravines on 27th Ave. I
near   Gladstone,  and  at   Government
Road,  near   Earls  Road,  on  account I
of danger by fire to thc bridges.
Tin- dump at 27th and Eraser and i
al 30th and Gladstone, also at 30th and I
Godfrey, have been discontinued.
_ There remain yet in use 29th near |
Gladstone, 38th through cemetery,,'
17th and Yukon Street, but protests
are coming in from these two last ,
Thc sale of tags through the hardware stores has given great con-
veniem e to the public and been appreciated to the extent of about $30
and is still being allowed.
Trouble in collecting has only once |
been experienced.    This was with Mr.
Shirley,   -en.,   who  promised   to  pay
$1.00 as  his share  for removing gar-'
bage   at   the   rear   of   .Mrs.   Shirley's
property on 25th   Avenue, near   Main
Street.    Four loads wcre taken  from
here  and  $2.00  collected   from   other
owners     adjacent.       After     repeated
evasion. Mr. Shirley flatly refused to i
pay,   and    Mr.   J,    Shirley,   jun.,   expressed   himself  in   a  most   insulting1
Now that we have our garbage system fairly under way would il nol be
well for the Fire, Water and Light:
Committee to introduce a bylaw pre
venting storekeepers from making
fires and burning garbage at the rear
of their stores:1 This diverts quite an
income, besides being ,t grave danger to frame buildings.���Respectfully
J, PENGELLY, Health Inspectoi
The report was adopted without any
important discussion The total
amount collected on garbage was
Zealandia's     Crew     Gave     Splendid
Concert at Collingwood East
AI Collingwood Bast on Wednesday night, the classic halls of the
Bursill Institute were thronged with
South Vancouver people who came to
be entertained by Mr. J. T, McDougall and his Zealandia  concert  party.
Mr. J. Francis Bursill has organized
many entertainments for his South
Vancouver friends, but in bringing to
Collingwood East the brilliant company of artists from the good ship
Zealandia, now in the harbor at Burrard Inlet, he excelled all former efforts.
Following was  the programme :
Overture    E.   Brinkky
Song       A.  Cavalier
Comic  Song       B.  Wood
Song      C.  Ivison
Instrumental  selection.  L.   Ivison,  C.
Ivison and J.  Hewson
Song   J. T. McDougall
Comic Song     J.  Hewson
Song       G.   Ramsay
Comic  Song       K.   Mills
Duet   C, Ivison and McDougall
Piano  Solo       F.  Brinkley
Comic   Song       B.  Wood
Song       G.   Ramsay
Comic  Song     J.  Hewson
Song       L.   Ivison
Song   J. T. McDougall
Comic  Song       li.   Mills
Song    \.   Cavalier
Medley .... J .Hewson and C. Ivison
Duet    Ramsay  and   McDougall
Recitation      Nod  Robinson
During thc evening the chair was
occupied by Mr. Murray, of the
One of the features of the evening
was the farewell to Mr. McDougall,
musical director, who has sailed between Vancouver and the Southern
Cr��� for four years on board the
Zealandia. Mr. McDougall is shortly to give up the sea, and this will be
his last trip to Vancouver.
It was generally agreed at the close
of the evening that the event was
one of those happenings which go to
forge together a splendid Imperial
chain. With the exception of Mr.
Robinson, all those whose names appeared upon the programme claim as
Iheir native land either Australia or
Xew Zealand.
Riggs-Higgins Co. Ltd.
Builders and bungalow builders
generally in want of sash and doors
should obtain a price list from the
Riggs-Higgins Co., Ltd. of 860 Cam-
bie Street, Vancouver, who are in a
position to supply any quantity of
sash and doors and builders' extras
at prices that will compete with any
house in thc district. Stock sizes
are offered at exceptionally low
prices. All material is guaranteed the
best, and estimates are furnished free
of cost. Prompt delivery is one of
the firm's specialities, and orders by
phone or mail receive immediate attention. If goods ordered are not up
to quality, the Riggs-Higgins Co. undertake to make good.
Auditor Crehan turned up for a
short time on Tuesday. He seemed
utterly tired with the exertions of the
three previous days. He was enthusiastic over the manner in which the
6th Regiment and thc Highlanders
had carried on thc light against Victoria. Along with many others, Mr.
Crehan is of the opinion that the decision of the fight was not given on
the practical results.
��    *    *
Congratulations to Health Inspector
Pengelly. whose daughter Helen, nine
years old, secured the roll of honor
for class proficiency at the closing
exercises in South Hill school on
Friday last. For the past twelvemonths Helen has never been late or
absent on any school day.
"Hilly." which is the attraction at;
the Avenue, opened on Monday last
to two of the biggest houses ever I
gathered into that popular playhouse.
It is admirably staged and acted, and
those who do not sec it, miss one of
the best theatrical entertainments offered in Vancouver this season.
For next week the offering will be
a dramatization of Mary J. Holmes'
popular novel, "Tempest and Sunshine." Everyone has read the book,
and will naturally be anxious to sec
it in its dramatic form.
Following this production the
Avenue will be dark for four weeks,
as it will bc in the hands of thc
builders, decorators, etc., for Iong-
contemplated changes and improvements. It will reopen on Monday, .
August 12 by the Lawrence Stock
Company. The opening bill has not
yet been selected, but it will be a high
class one.
Rev. B. H. and Mrs. West, of thc
Jackson Avenue Baptist Church, visited Captain and Mrs. Easter, corner
of 38th Avenue and Chesterfield
Street, early in the week.
Not the  Slightest  Chance
The   follow ing   ii  a   true   il irj    il
whal  I  - 1.  plai -   in   i   '''id: ind  -
Ei gland,   After fit ing  i roi
dress al a crowded meeting  Gi
Booth  looked   >ver thi   ed..    >t  the
platfoi in ai tin- young man  �� ho  �� i-
taking not,-- at t te reporters  tabli   n !
-aid. "Excuse me, mj friend   bul
you saved "
"Xo. -ir." replied th.   nervou
low. "I'm a reporter"    I'i'.   veti i in
Salvationist, �� ho ��a- unpi i pari ���
such an answer, indulged in a  heart)
Probably lhe baddesl boy in
America lives in South Vancouver, in
the Knight Road district. His parents arc at a loss to know what to
do with him, and the neighbors want
the local police to take a hand in
correcting  him.
Here are some of the acts thc lad
has recently committed.
Broke into a neighbor's house and
stole several articles, and with hatpins
stabbed a parrot to death, thc parrot's eloquent appeals for mercy being absolutely ignored.
Stole black powder with which he
endeavored to blow up a South Vancouver School.
Painted a baby with red paint in an
effort to make an Indian out of the
Cut off the tail of a cat.
Visited a house in the neighborhood
that was being shingled, and kicked
several thousand loose shingles from
the roof.
Tried repeatedly to set fire to the
parental   home.
Hit his uncle over the head with a
Stuck a pin in an aged gentleman
who lives nearby.
Five-room house, on double corner,
-'.s;  ai!  in   garden,    near    cars;
open i lad, ivater, and sidewalks. Price
only $2,500 ���Apply
Hazlett Brokerage Co.
15th   We. and Westminster Road
f\:     Fairmont 1575
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
You'll say so, if you try us.
25th   and  MAIN  STREET
Carpenters, laborers, etc..
General Wolfe School, 27th
and Ontario. South Vancouver residents preferred.
C. HARRISON, Contractor
JUNIOR CLERK wanted at once.
���Apply F. N. Hirst, Bank of Hamilton, Cedar Cottage.
The lacrosse match between the
Carleton School and Earl's Road
teams, played on the Carleton school
grounds, East Collingwood, on Saturday, resulted in a win for the Carleton school boys by a score of 9 to 2.
THE USE OP WATER for lawns, gardens,
streets and sidewalk sprinkling is strictly pro*
hibited. 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 TEN
The  Scenic  Route of  America
Special low Round trip Ticket! on
sale to all pointi Eaal on varioui
.l.iie- [luring the Summer mon thi
For a nio-t delightful trip during
the warm weather take a nip on the
new  la-t
SS. Princess Patricia
Now making two nips daily between
Vancouver and Nanaimo.
For rat. s. reservations, ami further
information apply to :
C. MILLARD, Depot Ticket Agent, Vancouver.
J. MOE. C. P. A.. 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass. Agent. Vancouver.
Mr. J. B. SPRINGFORD, Municipal Clerk
Terminal Steam  Navigation Co. Ltd.
Howe Sound Route
S.S. Baramba leaves Evans Coleman Dock
every morning at 9:15, Sunday 10:30 a.m.,
for Kowcn Island, ltindley's I.dg., Inverciaig,
Anvil Island, Britannia Mines, Newport,
Squamish and Mill Creek. The Baramba arrives at Newport at 2:15 p.m. and leaves at
2:30 p.m., arriving in Vancouver at 7:00 p.m.
Meals on board, 50 cents. Fare to Bowen
Island, 50 cents each way. All points above
Bowen Island, $1.00 each way. Special Excursion Tickets, good for day of issue, only
$1.00  Round Trip.
S.S. Britannia leaves Evans Coleman Dock
every morning at 9:15 a.m., Sunday at 10:30
a.m., for Great Northern Cannery, Caulfields,
Larsons, Fisherman's Bay, Alberta Bay
(Tuesdays only), Portent!, South Valley,
Britannia Mines, Newport, Squamish. Arrives at Newport 1:00 p.m., leaving at 1:30
p.m. and arrives back in Vancouver at 5:30
On Sundays the Britannia will only go as
far as Bowen Island. Meals on board 50c.
Special excursion tickets good for day of
issue only, $1  round trip.
Evans,   Coleman  &   Evans,   Ltd.,
Phone :    Seymour 2988
North Arm Steamship
Company Limited
Meals and Afternoon Tea Served
on Board
So one has been brought more
prominently into the public limelight ol
[ate than the subject of our iketch
this week���J. B. Springford. He ii
an Englishman, and lefl that country
when thirteen yean of age. The
family lived in Devizes, Wiltshire,
which has long been famed for ils
brand of bai on
* *   *
Mr. Springford went first t" Montana, where he wa- engaged in clerical
work for nearly four years wiih Senator Gibson's firm. Later he went i"
Calgary, where he engaged in the
same class of work.    Me obtained b
situation with the C, P. K ��� and remained in ii for about three years.
Always stirred with the restless ambition that animates every young man
jusl entering the early 'twenties, he
lefi there and pushed mi fur Edmonton, where he remained for nearly two
years, during pari of which time he
worked  for   Revillon   Bros.,  general
* *   *
liver the mountains there was be-
ing walled In him the call of the
Coast. Slowly at lirst it came���just a
tinjre iif curiosity to sec the place,
then a longing for a holiday, then at
lasl the call, clear and strong. He
was impelled to go to that place
which magazines lauded and people
praised. About five years ago he
packed his suit case and took a
ticket for Vancouver. He secured a
situation with McLennan & McFeely
shortly after his arrival here. Ile remained with this firm and held the
position of cashier in lhe department
he was in until he received the appointment last year as Municipal
Clerk, in succession to Mr. I'eake. Mr.
Springford's parents live on Vancouver Island.
* *    *
It seems to run in the blood of the
Springfords to manipulate figures. He
has one brother engaged with a large
commercial linn in Milwaukee as
auditor, at a salary of $6,0(10 per annum, while he has another brother
wdio holds a responsible position in much thc same class of work.
"There is a divinity that shapes our
ends, rough-hew them how we will" :
if Mr. Springford knows these lines,
they must have come often to his
mind of late.
* *    *
Shortly after arriving in Vancouver
he realized that it  was not good for
man lo be alone, so like a good
Christian in- followed out the biblical
instructions and took unto bitnieli a
wife. Pour and a hall years ago we
find him purchasing his lot and build
ing his home out on 47th Avenue
Little dreamt lie then thai one day
he would be the pilot of thai ship
which he was coming lo settle on, and
that il would be in ils darkest days,
when every man's action would be
viewed  wilh doubt and suspicion.
* *    *
Mr. Springford had troublous times
through which to come.    Ile has had
worries and anxieties lo contend with.
So far he has acquitted himself as a
man. The Council is satisfied with
his work, lhe ratepayers have every
faith in him. Ilis integrity is unimpeachable. He has evolved order out
of chaos; he has introduced a system
of bookkeeping that is a credit, not
only to himself, but lo the municipality, The auditors have commended
Ilis system; there could be no better
mead of praise than this commendation.
* *    *
Mr. Springford is young and full of
energy; there is a bright career
before him. lie is at lhe helm
of a growing city; already it is
beginning to proudly rear its head as
one of thc future great leaders. What
greater ambition could a man have
than lo think Ilis life's work is to be
spent in the shaping of the destiny of
such a city? In years lo come thc
foundations he lays in financing will
j either be praised or condemned. Long
] will his work remain. We may rest
assured he will see to it that upon the
foundations he lays will be reared a
structure which no man can destroy.
* *    *
Early in life Mr. Springford reached high up Ihe ladder, bill it should
never be forgotten that there are
many climbers behind, all of which
requires a firm hand and a sure-
grasp. In his hands thc Council have
placed great powers, and there is no
danger that these powers will be
abused in his dealings wilh the public.
They will judge by results. In all
thai is just and right they will accord
ready   support.
Mr. Springford is also treasurer-
secretary to the Licence Hoard and
inspector of licences, while in a
private-capacity he is a director of
the People's Trust Co. Wc may
easily see he has his hands full of
There was a scene at ;i meeting ol j
lhe Hoard of Works on Thursday
evening, when lenders for lumber j
were opened and considered. In response to Ihe advertisement, asking
for lenders, there were two replies,
one from lhe Coast Lumber Co.. Bodwell Road, and the oilier from the
Eburne Lumber Company. Their
quotations were $15.50 and $15.00 respectively. The lender of lhe Kbtirnc
linn was accepted, Councillor Thomas.
who proposed the acceptance of the
local lender, failing lo get a seconder.
In the past it has been a rule of the
Hoard to accept the lowest tender, and
in this Instance the rule was adhered
to. During lhe proceedings Conn
cillor Thomas complained thai he was
not treated fairly by his colleagues.
and left his seat in the meeting, but
soon afterwards returned,
Ward HI Rallies Round Its
Member at Crowded Meeting
(Continued from l'agc 1)
The large, comfortable stern-wheel steamer
refitted entirely for this run will make a
DAILY TRIP to THE NORTH ARM, Burrard Inlet on week days (except Saturdays)
at 9.15 a.m., Saturdays, at 2.30 p.m.; Sundays, at 10.30 a.m., calling at Roslyn Park,
Lake Buntzen and Indian River Park, arriving back in Vancouver at about 6.30 p.m.
Steamers sail from Ferry land���Foot of
Main  Street.
Dr. A. J. Brett
S. E. Cor. 25th Ave. and Main St.
Phone : Fairmont 1547
D. W. Grimmett
Pioneer   Real   Estate   Broker   of
South Vancouver
/   sell  nice  Building   Lots   from
$10.00 up
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
11 is not unlikely that additional
School Trustees will be elected at the
next election. A plan is now being
formulated which will probably come
up   for  discussion  ami   Settlement.
The election of two trustees in addition to lhe five men who now comprise the Hoard would, it is stated,
enable the school business to be
handled more expeditiously and with
less   possibility  of  mistakes.
Loyal Orange Central Lodge met
in liingay's Hall, Central Park, last
Wednesday night. Worshipful Brother
J. B, Appleby in the chair. One member was admitted by certificate, anil
seven degrees conferred. Rl. Hon.
Bro. J. W. Whitley, provincial grand
organizer of British Columbia, and
Rt. Hon. County Master E. Elliott,
were present.
Auditor Crehan is a man of many
parts. (Ine day he is absorbed in official statistics; the next he is assisting at a fire, or out with the Volunteers at Vancouver Island. Last
week end he went volunteering and
experienced a most enjoyable holiday,
except that perhaps the cooking was
not quite up to the standard of the
Hotel Vancouver. However, that is
only one of the little drawbacks to
volunteer work, and no more than
many anticipate. He took part in the
manoeuvres as Press censor. In an
effort to break through the lines of
the opposing forces, Mr. Crehan was
compelled to ride thirty miles, and
eventually got through. He returned
to South Vancouver on Monday
morning, but left again during the
day on business explained in our last
The Bargains Are Going Fast!
Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Why go down town to buy FURNITURE when
you can do better at home?
Get our prices and terms and then compare with
down-town stores���you'll come back TURN, and
The finest line of quarter-sawn dressers in Van
Centre Tables from $1.25 to $5.00.
A very special Bargain :    Chevcl Wardrobes,
$12.50 and $14.50.
Fine Library Tables, in fumed and early English.
Office Furniture
Sanitary Desks, leather tops, $10.50 and $12.50.
Special Buffets $16.50
Iron Beds, Springs and Mattresses, $8.75.
Lace Curtains.    While they last, regular $5.00
for $2.25 a pair.   Only a few left.
Blankets and Comforters at cost.
Linoleums, Carpets and Rugs, way, way down.
We MUST sell to make room for new shipments.
Get the bargains while they last.
Main Fish Market
Try   us   for   BUTTER,   EGGS,
Prices Right
25th Ave. and Main St.
As they knew, a special meeting was
called for that evening, and he (Councillor Thomas) was the lirst member
of the Council to arrive in the Council chamber. He had just sat down
when Councillor Robinson put in an
appearance. The Reeve and other
members of the Council wcre then in
another part of the hall, and he had
heard they were averse to sitting with
Robinson while a cloud was hanging
over his head. After referring in detail to the various phases in the inquiry now proceeding, Councillor
Thomas said that until the case was
decided in thc higher court it would
be very unbecoming on his part to
express any opinion upon the matter : he would be doing an injustice
to Spencer Robinson as well as to
himself. In the meantime he wanted
to say this : From the evidence ad- j
duced in the law courts he would not j
put his head in the Municipal Hall or
Council Chamber until the law had
removed the cloud from over his head.
But as Mr. Robinson seemed determined to take a different view, and as
the law said that the Council had no
power to prevent him, why, then he
supposed it was the duty of the
Council to accept the position and do
Ihe best they could for the munici- j
pality as a whole. He could not see
any other way out of it. Any mem-!
her of the Council could resign, but
whether the ratepayers though! thai
would be wise or nol, it was for them
to say. If he refused to sit on thc
Council, but still continued to look
after the business of the ward, then
lhe people who elected him would
not suffer. What he wanted was an
expression of opinion whether they
thought he did right or wrong in refusing to sit with Spencer Robinson.
Of course every man was innocent
until he was proved guilty, and he
would be very sorry to say anything
derogatory to Spencer Robinson.
What He Found Out
Continuing, Councillor Thomas
said when he had been elected about'
a month he happened to find out that
the audit of thc accounts appeared to i
be unsatisfactory. In fact, he came
to the conclusion that there was
something very wrong. He could not
tell how an auditor could make up a
sheet of that kind and sign it as correct. He spoke about it in the Council, and the result was that although
some members of thc Council began
to think, no action was taken. When
the general meeting of the Council
came round he told the Council that he
did not like the way thc audit was put
before the people, and he wanted
them to put himself on record that
either a specific audit of the books
was necessary, or otherwise they have
a government auditor. He was sorry
to say that not one member of the
then Council would support him. As
time went on he learned something
day by day, and as a result a special
meeting of the Council was called, thc
result of which everybody knew. Hut
when Spencer Robinson forced himself on the Council he not only insulted the representatives of the people, but thc ratepayers and the whole
municipality. Did that meeting think
he was doing wrong in not going back
to the Council and sitting there with
Mr. Robinson? All they had to do
was to inform him of the fact and he
was ready to resign tomorrow. He
was not  elected by  the Council,  but
by the people, and he was working in
the interests of thc people who elected him, and in the interests of the
whole municipality. (Applause.) Reverting to thc question of the municipal accounts, Councillor Thomas
said, the more he considered the matter the nearer he got to
A Solution of the Riddle
He came to the conclusion that if
there was one thing required more
than another it was a proper audit of
the books. He was of the opinion
that it was one complete chain of misdoing and misdeeds. Thirty thousand dollars of the people's money had
been wasted on school sites alone.
No matter how poor a man was, if
he could keep his hands and his
heart clean there was no fear of his
going very far wrong. (Applause.) He
had been as low as anyone financially,
but he had never done a dishonest or
dishonorable thing in his life. No
one could ever charge him with having robbed his fellow-man out of a
single cent. His old grandfather once
told him if he wanted to be a smart
old man, he must not bc too smart
when young, and he had endeavored
to carry that out, and he would be
76 years old in a few days.
Mr. Ferris : If Mr. Thomas does
not continue to represent us. is Spencer Robinson going to carry on thc
business of the municipality? (Loud
Mr. Hilton pointed out that Councillor Thomas, as their representative, had nothing lo do wilh Spencer
Robinson. They wanted Councillor
Thomas to attend to their business,
and the whole business of Ward III
Ile advised that if Robinson came lo
thc Council meeting the other members should ignore him altogether.
Mr. James, Rev. Mr. Pye, and several other ratepayers spoke in support of the action taken by the Council in refusing to sit with Councillor
Robinion, and in regard to Councillor Thomas in particular the meeting was unanimously agreed that he
had served the ratepayers well in the
past, and that his services were needed now more than at any previous
time. The following resolution was
therefore adopted : "That this meeting of Ward III ratepayers express
their continued confidence in Councillor Thomas," and an intimation was
given that if Councillor Robinson
again attends the Council his presence  should  be  ignored.
The   Chairman,   Mr.   Kay,   in   conveying   to   Councillor    Thomas     the
wishes of the meeting, said he should
be   sorry  to  sec   Councillor  Thomas
away  from  the  Council  meetings.   It
would  be  a  great   loss,  not  only  to
Ward   III,   but   to   thc   municipality,
; were he to resign  from the Council.
'. And,   he   concluded,   "we   cannot   but
regret   Councillor   Robinson's   action;
j one would have thought that in public decency he would stay away from
1 the Council."
Magistrate McArthur will resume
his duties on Saturday morning. Reeve
Kerr and Acting Magistrate Thomas
will not require to give any further
attendance at court. To the Reeve it
must have been quite a little experience to peer into the seamy side of
human nature as shown in the limelight of a police court.
South Vancouver Furniture
3723 Main St.
South Vancouver
As a means of abating the dust
nuisance during the months of July
and August, Engineer Clement recommended that the principal thoroughfares be sprinkled with a solution of calcium of chloride, as he understood they were receiving benefit
from its use in thc municipality of
Point  Grey.
Flying Machines and Speed  Motor Boats
to be Manufactured in Vancouver
by the Helic Aerio Navigation
Company Limited
The day is rapidly approaching when "travel
by air" will be as popular as automobile or
With the introduction of the
ROOMS TO LET; reasonable rates;
near 25th and Main. 318 28th Ave.
aerial navigation has been made safe. The great
danger to life and limb is the only obstacle that
has kept "flying" from being one of the popular
The 1 [elicplane has three safety attachments,
each of which works independently of the other,
and each "safety" is capable by itself of saving
the machine from destruction in the event of
Another great advantage that the Helicplane has that no other machine can boast of, is
its power to make a perpendicular ascent without
a running start being necessary. It can also
make a straight descent.
These two features of thc Helicplane���that
is, perfect safety and its power to make a perpendicular ascent���place it above any other machine
on the market today, for no other machine has
either of these advantages.
The Hydroplane Skipper
is a speed boat capable of covering 35 miles an
hour. It is equipped with a 75H.P. 6-cylinder 6in.
stroke engine. Speed boating is a most fascinating sport, and is bound to be popular in Vancouver where such wonderful boating facilities
The Helic Aerio Navigation Co. Ltd. are
going to
Manufacture in Vancouver
both the Helicplane and the Hydroplane Skipper.
This means an industry for Vancouver that
will be a monopoly. There will be no competition, for the Helicplane is the only safe machine
on the market.
Besides selling these machines, the company
intend giving Hying exhibits and entering their
speed boats in the large races on the coast where
handsome cash prizes are given.
A firm in the States operated 7 machines in
giving flying exhibits and cleaned up over $1.-
000,000 gross profits in one years. I'armalee and
Turpin, the "bird men" who were in Vancouver
recently, made $10,000 for one day's flying. This
will convey some idea of the wonderful possibilities of this unique business.
Aerial navigation is going to be the wonder
of the twentieth century, and the manufacturing
of air machines will be a great industry like the
The Helic Aerio Navigation Co. Ltd. are
capitalised at only $200,000.'
A few weeks ago they placed 30,000 shares
on the market at par value $1.
Special Offer
We have 5000 shares that we are selling at $1.25.
After July 6 this price will be raised. Look into
our proposition at once. You will want to buy
when you realize what we have. Why not buy
now ? Get an interest in this industry. It has no
competition and is in your own province.
Call at our office and sec our models and get
Helic Aerio Navigation
Co. Limited
514-515 Dominion Trust Bldg.
Vancouver,   B. C.
514-515 Dominion Trust Bldg.,
Vancouver, B, C.
Please   send   me   free   literature   about   your   Helicplane.    This docs not put me under any obligation.


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