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Vol. l,No.29
Price 5 Cents
B. C. E. R. to Spend Half
Million in New Equipment
To   Go   Before   Government
Order for Many New Cars is
all Branches
The desire of the management of the
B. C. Electric tei meet fully the demands e.f the growing traffic over its
lilies on an adequate basis^ was testified to the other day when announcement was made from the company's
eeffice of the closing of the first cein-
iract for city passenger ears to be delivered during 1913. The expenditure
represented by this contract will be
over $500,000.
The order noted was that covering
<i5 city cars, the contract for which
was awarded to the Preston Car and
t'e each Company, of Preston, Ont. The
terms of the order demand that delivery be made early next spring, the
first car being shipped by April 1,
and shipments thereafter to be made
at thc rate of two cars per working
.lay. This requirement will mean that
lhe entire order would be in service
.luring the month  of  May.
Thc cars are to be of tlie single
end type and 44 feet in length. In general they will be similar tei the Brill
cars placed on thc city lines during the
present year, having the arch roof,
slat scats, etc., as provided in these
cars. The specifications called leer
ears which are up-to-date in every
particular, a number of minor improvements which have recently been
found desirable in eether large cities
having been added. In finish and
equipment the cars will be the equaj
��� if   any   city   cars   een   the   continent.
The new cars will bc equipped with
.���ales   or   doors   e.n   the   platform,   ill
Placed���New Rolling Stock for
of Company
conformity with the requirements of
the new regulation of tlie Provincial
Government. In stating this new
feature of the equipment of city cars,
it was stated that the cars recently
ordered from the Brill Company, of
Philadelphia, none of which are now
on the way to the city, arc alsei equipped  with gates or deeors.
"The placing of this large e.rder
with an eastern firm at this time,"
said an official of the company, "deies
not by any means mean that the
B. C. Electric has abandoned its policy
of car building at its Xew Westminster shops. At the present time mir
traffic requirements are such as rc-
quire large additions of rolling stock
in the shortest possible time, and wc
must meet these conditions in the best
possible manner. With the large
amount of repair work incident to
the rolling steeck wc now carry, it is
not practicable to turn out from the
Xew Westminster shops cars at the
rate demanded by tbe growth of the
company's business, hence the order
noted here has been given to an
eastern car building ���: ������������crn. I may
say. however, lhat at present the needs
of the company on ail branches nf its
system for new rolling stock during
1913 are now being drawn up and the
orders for the work will shortly be
arranged. When these allotments are
made il will be found that ample work
lo keep the Westminster car shops
constantly busy lias been apportioned
to that plant."
Work   e.n   the  grading    of     Rupert
Street   was   ordered   Stopped   by   the
Municipal Council on Wednesday of
this week. At the crossing of the
li. C. I;.. R. on this sireet the Council
proposed to raise the grade several
feel and thereby do away with a
bridge and reduce it to a level crossing.
Some lime ago the B. C. E. K. objected tei this work and the Council j
have decided tei place the whole matter before the Provincial Government
before they proceed any further with
lhe work.
The   interurban   line   of   the   B.   C.
E. k is operated under a provincial
charier and ihe question is therefore
eme for settlement by the provincial
The Council left for Victoria the
latter part of ibis week, when this
question, alsei the question oi paving
Westminster Road, will cenne before
ihe Government.
It is understood the Rupert Street
grading question will come up on
Me'inlay next.
It is also stated that application is
being made by several residents for
an injunction restraining the Council
from proceeding with the wurk.
Annexation and the "Man in
the Street"
To  the  Editor of "The Chinook"
Sir,���At a public meeting held un-
.l.-r  the  auspices  of  Ward  111   Ratepayers'    Association,  a  remark    was
passed by a ratepayer to the effect that
he considered very few of the people
understood   what   those     two    terms
meant,  viz.:    Annexation  and   Incor-
jee(ration.    To use his own words, "95
per cent, ejf the people could neet tell
you what the two words, Annexation
and Incorporation, meant."
However much or little thai gcntlc-
lan  was out in  his percentage, it  is
deplorable  fact  in  these    modem
el iys pf rapid progress and flight   that
ry  few people take the trouble to
investigate   the   cause  and  effect  of
i iiportant     Municipal   or   Legislative
i lianges.    Personally, I have not been
��� npressed   with   the   specious    argu-
ments  trotted  out   (specially  by  An-
��� exationists)  by the parties of both
���ides, since they only generalize their
���tatements,  which  means  cither  one
���ele or  both,  or  whatever  may  turn
up for the best.   Well, let it bc so.
Coming straight down to hard fact
ml putting aside  all  sentiment   (and
1 include all local patriotic sentiment),
let   us   ask   ourselves   the   questions:
\ hat  iloes annexation  mean?    What
loes    incorporation   mean?    Let    us
ike annexation   fifsl.    It  means  the
lining of a strip of territory fourteen
mare miles in extent to lhe City "f
ancouver, which in itself is not near-
so  large, and   the  taking  over by
he  City  of  Vancouver all  the  grave
esponstbillties   of   providing   for   the
mancial, educational and progressive
nprovenients   of   a   territory     much
irger   than   itself.     That   is   a   plain
alemcnt of  fact,  which  the  man  in
'ie street will understand.   Yet it has
ever before been staled in such clear
tanner by anyone   advocating   the
i uise of annexation.
As a citizen of South Vancouver, I
elo protest solemnly that a large number of my fellow ratepayers arc merely painting pictures of what is going
lo happen (perhaps) if annexation
'���'irries, instead of laying bare a broad
base of cause and effect for the people to go upon, so that they may Intelligently think out a great issue. And
"]y protest starts from the Reeve
himself, who seems so infatuated with
his own views on thc matter that all
lie thinks about is making a fool of
himself, Proposing a plebiscite he was
told was not legal; working day and
"ight forming committees not to enlighten the people, but to win an elec-
'ion. This is not the duty of our first
magistrate. He is not a Reeve for
parties, but for the whole of South
Vancouver, and I warn him he had
I'ctter prepare more facts than he has
hitherto done, if he wishes thc people
1,1 give him a second term in a Muni.
' ipal chair.
1 have before me the memorandum
of agreement drawn up by the joint
committe.e of the city authorities with
our own representatives, and am not
Koing to charge anyone with that
dirty weapon called personal abuse,
'>ut I am going to hit pretty hard
and straight from the shoulder. Look
'" press and on platform: those who
are leading the people to believe that
"nee annexation takes place South Vancouver will be a land, in a very short
space of time, watered, sewered and
Paved, very much quicker than if she
remained as we are or as an incorporated city.
Taking a broad view of the whole
'natter,  I  must   ask  my  fellow  rate-
Mr. Kenneth Lamond to Succeed Mr.
Harrison as Secretary
The Dominion Government has
completed the survey of the Xorth
Arm of the Fraser and will forward
a copy of the survey to the local
Board of Trade upon request, according to a report received at Monday
evening's meeting of the board. The
secretary will send to Ottawa to
secure a copy. It was the original intention of thc board to employ an independent engineer to make a survey,
but thc Federal Department of Public
Works promised that a rep.ert of the
weirk carried out by them recently
would be forwarded as soon as possible.
The board received the resignation
of its secretary, Mr. Charles llarri-i
son. Mr. Kenneth Lamond was elected to fill thc position till the end of
the current board year. Mr. Harrison's withdrawal, accepted after many
comments on thc efficiency of the
present encumbent of the position,
' has taken place because of a projected visit to England for some four
A decision was arrived at to hold
the annual ball of tbe board about
the middle of January. This is the
principal social function of the organization during each year.
payers to take a glance not at South
Vancouver, but over a very large area
of the City of Vancouver, and what
do we find? Wc behold large tracts
of the city proper nol even provided
with proper roads, and conditions of
health protection such as refuse and
sewerage, too. This is not to say I
am charging the city authorities with
want of foresight, or anything else.
I merely want to point out that the
City eif Vancouver today has responsibilities she finds absolutely unable
tei carry out, owing to the enormous
tasks she has on hand, even without
taking in South Vancouver. And I
ask in all seriousness, is it likely that
South Vancouver could hope for such
things as water, sewerage and protective health measures within a short
space of time after annexation, when
the city finds itself incapable of doing all these things within her own
border? That is the first question I
put to my fellow ratepayers.
To say a man intelligently understands this question by merely saying
we arc going to get this and that and
the other thing when annexed, is not
the point. It would be our just rights
and nothing more.
But are we going to get these
things? Let me in conclusion quote
the exact words of Alderman McBeath, of the City of Vancouver Council, who stated at a meeting of the
annexation representatives of thc city,
the following pregnant words: "We
would like to have South Vancouver
come in, but not on these conditions
(i.e., the conditions laid down by the
South Vancouver representatives). We
do not think we owe the Municipality
of South Vancouver a dollar when
our relative positions are considered,
and the district should come in and
take its chance with the other sections in regard to money expenditures."
My next letter will take up the
question of "Financial resources and
expenditures of both city and South
Vancouver." and trusting to your
usual courtesy to South Vancouver interests ���Yours, etc.,
6325 Windsor Street,
South Hill, November 27, 1912.
Large Sum of Money Will be Asked
for School Purposes
The School Trustees at their meeting on Tuesday night teiok an option
eif $300 until May next em a site for a
new school between Kinross and
Tliync streets. The site is offered by-
Mr. William Vivian, and the price is
$4,000 per acre for five acres, more or
Mr. Graham stated that there are
now fourteen pupils at the manual
training classes at the Cedar Cottage
centre. A letter was read from the
education department stating that as
those classes were held on Saturdays,
they could not be recognized as a
night sell.ml, and therefore the department could not assist to the full extent laid down in the act. The department was anxious to help in the
work, and was prepared to pay two-
fifths of the cost of providing a teacher for the class. The letter asked feer
a certified statement of the amount
paid for thc teacher during the preceding month.
Mr. Graham said he had received a
letter from the inspector intimating
that another letter would bc scut in
a few days which would be satisfactory. A letter was read from Miss
Priseilla MacDottg.il resigning her
position as teacher in the Van Home
A satisfactory report was received
eef the work now being carried on at
the various schools.
It was reported that the school estimates amount t<i $425,000.
 1 �� i	
New Block for Fraser Avenue
Another new bleick will bc erected
soon on Fraser Street, between Forty-
eighth and Forty-ninth Avenue. A
deal was put through thc other day
by the People's Trust Co., of Fraser
Avenue, in which a lot was purchased by Mr. Jos. Peters of Lang-
ham, Sask., lhe figure being a good
one. It is the intention of Mr. Peters
tei commence work at once upon the
erection of a block on the hit. Thc
business section of Eraser Avenue
continues to grow rapidly.
 ���   m   ��	
School  Football
In the School Football League em
Wednesday afternoon Wolfe defeated
Mackenzie by a score of 1 to 0, The
forward line of the winners showed
great form, while .las. Duncan in goal
acquitted himself finely. Next Wednesday Wolfe meets Moberley at Wilson Park in the final game of that
series. The winners eef the twee scries
will then play off for thc championship.
*    *    *
Mrs. E. P. Morrison, who has been
very ill al the General Hospital, has
returned to her home anil is improving rapidly.
No    Sporting     Organization     More
Worthy of Aid
An organization which deserves a
great deal more support than it is receiving is thc South Hill Football
Club. There is no more worthy ama.
tettr sporting club in South Vancouver
than this organization. Two years
ago this club was organized hy Mr.
R. S. Lewington, of the People's
Trust Co., Fraser Avenue, and under
his able guidance and direction the
club has maintained all the best traditions of the amateur game. Last
year the club won the championship of
the South Vancouver League, and this
year they are high up in the race in
the South Vancouver and District
League. Mr. Lewington is again president of thc club this year, and it is
entirely to his zeal and energies that
South Vancouver has a team of which
this Municipality should bc so proud.
That a little support by the public,
who should give every aid to good,
clean amateur sport would be appreciated goes without saying.
Last Saturday the South Hill and
Coquitlam clubs put up the best game
played to date in the league race at
Wilson Park, the visitors winning by
a score of 2 to 0. It was freely acknowledged by thc members of the
Coquitlam team at thc conclusion of
the match lhat it should have been a
draw. Leishman, Goode and Sutherland displayed exceptional form for
the South Hill club.
South Hill is in the semi-final of
the Iroquois Cup scries and will meet
the V. A. C. team on Wilson Park
on Saturday afternoon of next week.
The South Vancouver team has a good
opportunity of capturing this piece
of silverware.
Bylaw May be Put Before the Ratepayers
Tei consider the police report which
was recently brought in and !������ take
up the question eif grading Rupert
Street, the Council met in committee
on Friday afternoon. Part of the police
I report was adopted and will come be-
jforc the next meeting of thc Council
for confirmation.
In regard to the Rupert Street grading the solicitor    was    instructed to
jloeek into the legal aspect of the matter   ami   in   lhe   meantime   lhe   work
iwill proceed.
Another question discussed was the
I granting of a gas franchise lo Mr.
Thomas eef Vancouver, who seeks to
supply the residents of South Vancouver with gas. Mr. Thomas proposed to erect a gas producing plant
j on lhe banks eif thc Fraser River.
After some discussion il was suggested lhat a franchise be drafted and
brought before thc Council so that if
'thought desirable it may be put before thc ratepayers.
Mr. Vivian attended to offer certain property on Forty-seventh Avenue' for the purposes of a temporary
'hospital in connection with the Victorian Order of District Nurses, South
j Vancouver branch. Several residents
were present to oppose the proposal
'and Reeve' Kerr and Councillor Robinson   were   appointed  to  inspect   the
! premises.
Mr. W. A. Pound Will be
a Candidate for Reeveship
Ex-Reeve Announces that he Will be in the Field Once More
for Chief Magistrate's Chair���Warm Fight Anticipated
Announcement was maele this week
that  Mr.  \\    A. Pound, ex-Reeve oi
S'eiitli Vancouver, would gee into the
field again in January next. This in-
dicates one eif tlu- most interesting
fights in the hisleery eif the Municipality for the office .ef chief magistrate.
While Mr. Pound only allowed the
annouacement tei be made this week,
it has been common knowledge
amongst bis friends that strong ef-
forts were being made te, have him
stand fe.r the recveship once nnere.
Owing to the part the annexation
question will play in the approaching
election, Mr. Pound consented te. alii ew his name tee go before the ratepayers.
Mr. Pound was Reeve of South
Vancouver for three years preceding
the present year, when the office has
been held by Mr. J. A. Kerr. Before
that he served several years as councillor. During his term of office, efforts were made to make it possible
fe.r Semth Vancouver t'i become annexed by the City of Vancouver, but
the   Government   declined     to    grant
special legislation. Of all the nun in
South Vancouver win, understand the
annexation proposition, Mr. Pound is
with.eut doubt the besl posted.
Several nanus have already -ecu
mentioned in connection with the fight
feer ihe recveship. Reeve Kerr will
be a candidate once more-, going to the
people ��� .11 hi- ree-'erd feer lhe past year,
while the names of several olher well-
known parlies have been mentioned.
At the present time it Links as if
there will bc three vacancies to fill ml
the Schoeil Board. Mr. Michelmore,
representative of Ward I, has announced that I,.- will retire this year,
while there i- little likelihood that Mr.
J. C. McArthur will again offer himself f..r a place een the board. Then
there' is a vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Sce.tt.
Quite a number 'ef bylaws will come
before   the'  people.     One  of  lhe  most
important will be the one dealing with
the permanent paving of Westminster
Reead. A \"ie een the' annexation terms
with the City of Vancouver will also
occasion  great interest.
New B.  C.  E.  R. Time  Card
A  new  schedule  for  the  city    and
branch lines of the B. C. E. R. will be
I announced next week, and it is expected that the service on the different South Vancouver lines will be affected t.e advantage.    Thc B. C. E. R.
lis making every effort tee cope with
the large number e.f passengers  thee
|handle. Only this week several ears
were added to the Fraser Streel line
during the rush heiurs, but it is expected that the new schedule will
give  even   further  relief.
The Highland Park cut-.iff on ihe
interurban line will probably be used
for the first time next week. This
will give the company a double track
all the way man Vancouver to Westminster, and will make it possible for
the company to operate two-car trains
on this line. These trains will bc put
in operation as soon as the new cars
are equipped.
The people of Collingwood are asking for something to be done to improve the condition of the roads close
to Collingwood East station. The
road and paths are now in an intolerable condition, dirty and dangerous.
East Collingwood is a busy place and
needs more attention.
Municipality Will Gather Information
for the  Provincial  Government
The tax sale tangle is still being
wrestled with by the Council of South
Vancouver At its last sessie.n. Councillor Robinson, who has been very
active iu trying to have the difficulties
adjusted, brought in the Following
motion which was seconded by Coun-
! eillor Klliott anel which wa- passed
by the Council:
"Thai Solicit, er Clarke be authorized
i" supply the Provincial Government
ail available information on the circum.
stances in respect of all tax sales purported ni have been held illegally iu
South Vancouver during tin- y'ears
1893' to 1K98 inclusive'. Anel. if the
solicitor deems it necessary, to call in
'the services of Mr W. II II Ladner
to assist him in liis report."
Mr. Ladner acted for Mrs. Ralston
in ihe action brought by Anderson for
iln-  recovery "i certain  lands in  the
.Municipality of Semth Vancouver ow-
ing io certain irregularities of the
Council at the time oi the tax sale.
The solicitors for Anderson claimed
that the sale was defective owing to
the fact that the Council did not -it
within the boundaries .if Se.uth Vancouver at the time of the sale. The
ease was carried through the courts
in Canada and la.si summer the Privy
i Council  of  England  decided  that   lhe
land had been  illegally sold.
The Council e.f Semth Vancouver is
| anxious that the Government at Victoria pass special legislation validating
lhe different lax sales al which the
Council of South Vancouver 'lid not
sit within South Vancouver to transact the tax sale business. This legislation is asked to cover other Municipalities    such  as   Xorth     Vancouver.
! Point Grey and either places where
there arc tax sale problems. Considerable development in Semth Vancouver is being helel up wailing a settlement of this lax sale difficulty, as loan
companies will not make loans een
property where there is any doubt
abeiut  tile title.
Around the Municipal Hall
It will li, a surprise t" many t" learn
that Chief Wand is no .man student
in the culinary an.    At present  he is
; bringing out a patent soup stock. This
| will  lie gratifying news in  these days
of   high   cost   "i   living.    Councillor
Campbell   was   shown  a   -ample-  of  it
and   complimented  the  chief  on   his
patience.    Councillors   Robinson   ami
Tie imas also hail a heeek at it.
*   *   *
II.- wh" gives quickly gives  twice.
'This old quotation was brought t" my
mind on Tuesday morning by the
action of .Commissioner Crehan, when
' e heard ihat Constable Hughes' bouse
had been burned ele.w-n anel the Constable hail lost everything. The Com,
missioner, when he met Mr Hughes;
handed him a sufficient sum of v. in \
lo buy all pressing want-. \i such
a time one- can appreciate such an act
of kimlne--. The promptitude with
which Inspector Pengelly got up a
subscription li-: and th< hearty response' he met with speaks volumes
for the' charitable -pirit thai -nil do-
nominates   those   around   the   Hall.
One Day After  Fire, Insurance Paid
Over to P. C. Hughes
A record in meeting an insurance
claim was undoubtedly established in
connection with the destruction of the
home of Police Constable Hughes
this week. Early Tuesday morning
the Police Constable, when coming
off duty at the Municipal Hall, saw a
fire in tbe distance, and after turning
in an alarm to the brigade, hurried
to the scene only to find that his own
house was the one in flames. His
wife and five children in the meantime had experienced a miraculous
escape, the house burning fiercely
when  the  fire was discovered.
Some time previous tei the fire,
through Mr. R. S. Lewington, of the
People's Trust Co., Eraser Avenue.
Mr. Hughes placed an insurance of
$1,000 on the house and was contemplating a policy on the furniture. Thc
insurance was carried by the Western
Union F'ire Insurance Co., and on
Tuesday, Mr. McLean, secretary of the
company, visited the scene of the conflagration. On Wednesday a cheque
for the insurance was in thc hands of
Constable Hughes. This constitutes
one of the quickest transactions in
satisfying a fire insurance claim in
Vancouver or vicinity.
It is interesting to note that the
agency of the Western Union Eire Insurance Co., which is held by Mr.
Lewington of the People's Trust Co.,
is the onlv direct fire insurance agency
held in South Vancouver,
From the King's Printer at Victoria
Mr. J. Francis Bursill has received a
splendidly bound volume of the "Sessional Papers" feir 1912. These con.
tain much valuable information.
Collingwood Library
There' has just been added to his
library "Impressions of old Victoria,"
by E. Eawcett; "From Vancouver tee
ihe Coronation," by J. J. Miller e.f
Grandview; "Flint ami Feathers," by
Pauline Johnson eif Vancouver.
Mr. J. Francis Bursill, the librarian,
desires tee collect all the books written by Vancouver authors and all
books, indeed, of British Columbian
interest, lie now receives thc Government publications freim Victoria
and Ottawa, and can supply anybody
with information from the official
"Blue   Books" right up to date.
Several good evenings are planned
for the next week or two: Social nights.
December 4 and 5; concert by Ambulance Corps, December 6. and another Social Night feir December 11
Those who follow the social news in
the Vancouver papers will see that
thc Women's University Club are arranging a great "Dickens Festival."
For this affair Mr. J. Francis Bursill
has dramatized a scene from "The Old
Curiosity Shop," and he has alsei given
help with regard to costumes, etc. It
is intended to secure some of the leading features of this "Dickens Festival"
for presentation at thc Collingwood
Institute and Library before Christmas. Mr. Bursill intends to have a
gigantic Christmas tree for the children, and asks help in furnishing it.
Collecting Road Tax
Among the duties which the police
have been called upon tei perform is
the collection of the two dollar road
tax from householders. The officers
of the feircc arc now engaged in this
work. Those subject to the tax arc
all male persons living in South Vancouver who are not property owners
and who are over the age of 21 and
under 60.
Work on Rupert Street
To tin  Editor of "The Chinook"
Sir.���I happened t.i be out at Col-
lingwood a week or so ago and had an
opportunity to investigate ihe proposed alteration to tin- street where
it passes under the 1! C. Electric kail-
way. There i�� a fall of several feet
down south .ii the railway, ami the
Complaint was lhat there was n.et
[enough head room all..weel i" ��.. under
the railway. The Council, il seems,
have pas-eel em work to be done to
fill in Rupert Street each side e.f the
railway bridge, so as tei get a level
crossing. Now, everybody from a
Schoolboy up kmiws that the effort
always is where traffic begins to grow
large I" do awav with level crossings,
anil go under or over the railway-.
There can he no difficulty in cut
ting down the road a tew feet, .mil
the P.. C. E. Railway Company have
agreed to raise the track two feet ami
give a. 66-ft, span over the street. This
Would give necessary roenn lor any
van tee pass through, ami there would
be no fear of accident, which may
occur  if  the  crossing  is   made  level.
It seems a monstrous thing that thc
ratepayers' money should be squandered away in doing the wurk the
Council have passed, which when finished leaves the possibility of accidents and action for damages against
the Municipality, and thc further possibility e.f the Railway Commission
ordering the work undone and thc
road made tee go under thc bridge, as
now. The cost of this work is, likely
to run lei $25,000, and it is my firirr
opinion that the ratepayers sheiuld
call a meeting and see what action
can be taken at once to stop thc work
and compel the Council to spend
money in a more useful and saner
manner than  this.
All those I have spoken to who are
ratepayers in this Municipality feel
just about the same way as T have
expressed above, therefore I hope
before it is too late that action will
bc taken by some of the residents in
the Collingwood district. I am a
ratepayer, but not in that Ward.
Thanking you for your help in giving   this   publicity.���Yours,   etc.,
11.18 Hornby Street,
Vancouver, B. C, Xov. 27, 1912.
Water Rates
The water collector is busy endeavoring to collect all arrears for the
water rate, before the end of the year,
and he states that in all cases where
the water rate has not been paid the
water will be cut off unless paid before thc expiration of the year. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 30, 1912.
Public Notices
PERSONS who are wishing to vote at the
Soiit.i Vancouver District Elections tre urged
to take notice of the following information:
First. The registered holder of the fee and
the REGISTERED Vendee under agreement of
sale are both owners (as defined in the Elections
Act) of the same land or real property. They
shall both have the tight to have their names
appear on the Voters' List, but the title-holder
alone shall have the right to vote at any
election, unless he or she on or before the
day of Election, by writing under his or her
hand, filed in the office of the undersigned,
waives or renounces his or her right to vote,
in which case the Vendee shall be entitled to
vote, provided he or she has the requisite
���qualifications of a voter.
Householders of the age of twenty-one (21)
years, or more, and British Subjects who have
resided in the Municipality since the first day
of January, 1912, and who are liable to pay
and have paid road tax, are qualified voters
provided they make Statutory Declaration as
above, before an authorized person to take
tuch declaration as defined in the Statutes on
���or before the first day of December.
who has paid an annual fee of not less than
$5.00, who is a British Subject and has made
Statutory Declaration before a qualified person
for taking such declaration, on or before the
first day of December.
Court of Revision of Voters' List will be
held  on  January  6,   1913.
C.   M.   C
The Wage-workers' Page
Edited by J. W. Wilkinson, to whom any  communications  concerning this department sheiuld he a ilressed,   Koom 210, Labor Temp >',
Vancouver, li. C.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application will be made to the Legislative As-
sembly ol the Province ol British Columbia
at ha next session for an Act authorising the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council, by letters
patent under the public seal, to extenel the
limits ol the City of Vancouver by including
therein and land within the boundaiies of the
Municipality of the District of South Vancouver, without requiring observance of the
provisions of Section 11 of the Municipal Incorporation Act relating to the consent of the
owners of more than one-half of the land to
be included within thc boundaries of thc proposed extension, and for providing that, in
lieu thereof, the Lieutenant-Governor in
Council may extend the limits as aforesaid
upon such extension by a majority of three-
fifths of the votes cast by those persons entitled to vote on money by-laws, and on the
-other provisions of the Municipal Incorporation Act being complicel with.
Dated this 18th day of November.   1912.
Solicitor for the Applicant, the Municipality
of the  District  of  South  Vancouver.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application will be made by the Municipalities
of Richmond, South Vancouver, llurnaby and
Point Grey, all in tile Province of British
Columbia, to the Parliament of Canada, at
the next session thereof, for an Act constituting the waters of the North Arm of the
Iraser River lying west of thc westerly limit!
of thc City of New Westminster, together
with all the branches and arms thereof to
lines drawn across the points of laud form-
i'ig the mouths of the outlets of s.iiet North
Arm and branches emptying into the Gulf
of Georgia with thc waters of the said Gulf
of Georgia adjacent thereto, anel known as
Sturgeon Bank, a harbor uneler the name of
lhe "North Fraser Harbor"; providing for
the future management thereof; constituting
the "North Fraser Harbor Commission." conferring power to expropriate such lands as
may be necessary lor the purposes of the
Commission; and denning the powers of the
said  Commission.
Dated at Vancouver, British Columbia, this
second day of October, 1912.
602   Pacific   Building
Vancouver, B. C.
Solicitor for Applicants.
Lewis & Smellie,
Ottawa   Agents.
A campaign for ihe luppreuion e,i
sweated labor among women and
girls i, being organized by tjic Uriiish
Federation  for the  Emancipation of
Women. Lecture* illustrated by moving pictures depicting the condition*
under which sweated labor is pet-
feirmed arc being given in vari.etis
pans ..f Great  Britain,   The subject
i- serie.us enough and if the Federation will only teach the public that
lhe women are neit employed because
they are we,men, but because they are
the' cheapest labor lhat can be -.I��_
tamed to do that kind e,f work, they
will get nearer thc truth than respectable people will care  to admit.
Have you ever thought when buying that pretty coat for the baby that
most likely it was made in a roeim
��� where perhaps a whole family cats,
drinks, sleeps, and w.irks; and that
possibly at least one member ��� ��� l the
family may be suffering from tuberculosis or some other disease which
i< elite tee overcrowding, poor food,
bad sanitation, and lack of air and
sunlight? 11 is the contention of the
Trade Union movement lhat any industry that cannot be carried on except by exploiting the sweated labeir
of women is not necessary, neither
should it be permitted. Possibly when
lhe workers quit sending employers
eef sweated labor into Councils and
Parliaments they will get result"
which they del not deserve tee get until
they are prepared to get them for
Is    1,    4
Samuel Gompers, President of thc
American Federation of Labor in session at Rochester, N.V.. offered a resolution to the convention endorsing
the principle of arbitration in all international disputes and condemning
war. The resolution was endorsed.
Kmil Arnold presented a resolution
which wouhl bar all religious discussion from the floor of ihe A. F. of L.
conventions in future. His resolution
was defeated.
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The Bridge and Structural Ironworkers' Union, in spite of the amaz-
'ing disclosures of the McXam.ira
case, have increased their membership
| during the past year by 1,000, and
have   resisted   all   attempts   to   lower
' the rates of wages paid to their members in  any district.
el.        *        *
I The International Association of
I Machinists have increased their membership during the past year by 7.000.
Two thousand six hundred and ninety-
i one of the members have been involved  in   strikes,  which  cost  $527,-
1114. Twenty-five agreement- were negotiated without strtke-
+    *    *
The Street Railway Employees have
gained 1,000 new members in the last
year,   and   have   fought   nine   striko.
five of which they have won, at a cost
e.f $80,264.94.   In addition t.. that they
have given $13,378.80 te. other unions.
* a)    S)
President Gompers recommends
that the American Federation e.i
Labor shall have an exhibit at the-
Panama Exposition to be held in San
Francisco in 1915. In his report, uneler the heading "Canada," he says:
"The Trade Unionists of Canada witnessed a wonderful development in
lhe' labeer press during the past year,
supplementing ami aieling the development ol organization. There is today
a chain of well edited labeir papers
from the  Atlantic lo the  Pacific."
* *    *
Thc Canadian Bridge Co. of Montreal, brought twenty-six men from
Montreal to work on the high-level
bridge at Edmonton, Alia., in place
eef members of the Bridge and Strue
tttral Ironworkers wine are on strike.
The case was explained to them by the
strikers, and they refused to start
work. The services of thc pe.lice who
were   present  were  not   required.
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The Trades and Labor Council of
Montreal is already making preparations for the big convention of thc
Trades anil Labor Congress of Canada which is lo be held in that cily
next fall. They hope by that time to
have their new $150,000 Labe.r Temple
finished in order that the convention
may hold its sessions in a building
owned by organized labor.
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The Cotton Operatives Union of
Lancashire, England, claims to be the
largest women's Trade Union in the
world.   It has a membership of 80,000.
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The   Labor   Party   in   the   liritish
'. House of Commons has been  travcl-
; ling  a   rather  rough   r .ad   for   some
time past owing to the fact that   they
have  allowed  themselves   to  become
a mere adjunct of the Liberal Party.
It   would   seem,   however,   that   their
j real troubles arc only just commencing, for the suffragettes have declared
��� war on them and have promised them
just the same kind of treatment which
! they   have   been   handing  out   to   the
Liberals,  just  so  long as  the  Labor
' Party   persist   in   supporting   the   ef-
forts of the Liberal Party against the
Women's Political and Social Union.
Our Lease Expires December 31
Better take: advantage of our gigantic price reduction! during our Lease-Expiring Sal. Every department i-, fully stocked with a bewitching assortment of beautiful goods suitable i>t Christmas
gifts. Exceptional ralues are offered iu DIAMOND-SET SOLID COLD JEWELLERY, COLD
Why neet make your selection- while the assortment! are complete. We anticipate a heavy Christ-
ma- Im-im ate.iel the ru-li ..f lhe   last  ie"   wi.k- anel shop earlv.
want the best sei tire one of eeitr first quality perfect iteel blue white First Rivers diamonds Experts acknowledge them tee be "The Acme {,i Diamond Perfection.'1  Our low prices will appeal to yon.
Diamond Rings from $15 to $2500
McMILLAN, the Diamond Specialist
541 Hastings St. West, next to David Spencer, Ltd.
Own Your
Home in
Old Orchard
OF     REAL     PROPERTY      IN     THE
TAKE NOTICE that the Commissioner
appointed to investigate Municipal matters in
the above-named Municipality will open a
Public Inquiry as to how the affairs of the
Police Department, and the administration of
justice generally have been carried on in the
above-named  Municipality.
Any Ratepayer or Owner of Real Property
who has any evidence to give relative to the
mattera in question is requested to be present
at ten o'clock on Monday morning, the 14th
day of October, 1912, in the Municipal Hall.
C. M. C.
The Night Force in Banks
The average worker is apt to regard
with envy the bank employee, inasmuch as there is a popular notion that
his hours are short and that he knocks
off work at about three in the afternoon, unless, indeed, there should be
a "mistake somewhere" that necessitates keeping all hands to "balance."
As a matter of fact, in certain of the
largest banks, particularly those in
New York, there is always some one
at work. All night long, and on Sundays and holidays as well, these banks
have staffs of men kept busily engaged
in opening letters���thousands of letters���sorting and listing innumerable
cheques and drafts representing vast
sums of money. These men "get
things ready" for thc day force. Wcre
it not for the night man working constantly thc day force would soon be
Between five in the afternoon and
nine the next morning there arc at
work in the big banks two shifts. They
call themselves the "scouting force."
Each bank has a big "drawer" in (he
general  post-office,  and  every    hour
during the night messengers take from
this drawer its accumulation of mail.
One large bank receives an average
mail of three thousand letters a day,
and of these two-thirds arrive during
the night. These letters contain many
cheques and drafts from all parts.
As soon as they have been opened
at the bank the cheques are counted
and the totals verified with thc footings of the lists. The letters arc then
stamped���"proven in," as bank clerks
call it. Then they are acknowledged
by clerks detailed for the purpose.
A big task is tbe assortment of the
various cheques according to the
books wherein they are to bc entered.
Sight drafts must he grouped according to the routes of the bank messengers: and everything possible is done
to turn over the night's accumulation
of mail in proper shape for the clerks
in thc morning.
Jas. McGeer to Run
11 has been announced that Mr,
James McGeer will bc a candidate for
the Recveship of South Vancouver
at  the elections in  January next,
Copyright, Canada, in the
year 1912. by
Port Moody Investments,
In Barbade.s, in 1813, was born the man who gave his
name to Port Moody. He was Colonel Richard Clement
Moody, and before thc Honorable William Bowser was
bom, he was Commissioner of Works and Lands in the
Ceelony of British Columbia.
It was in 1860 that the hay at the head of Burrard Inlet
was named���two years after Colonel Moody reached the
colony with a corps of Royal Engineers, coming by way
of Panama.
Thus the name of Moody, the seaport, was brought over
that great dyke left by nature to separate two oceans and
jeein together a couple of continents.
And Port Moody's fame will bc brought by that same
route���through that same route���the Panama Canal.
This bay at the head of Burrard Inlet���the keystone
���of the finest harbor in the world���was the port originally
selected by the Canadian Government for the terminus on
the Pacific of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Port Moody,
even today, is the statutory terminus of that pioneer of
They began to deal extensively in real estate on thc
Pacific coast long before 1885. But in that year there
was intense excitement in the seaport town of Port
Moody. Was it not the Western terminus of the C.P.R!
And the activities were such as to put the wildest boom
of later days back in the shade.
Millions of dollars were tied up in Port Moody at that
time. But one morning the old-timers awoke to find that
the astute officials of the C.P.R., who owned the townsite
originally, had decided that further on the Western terminus would be fixed. So was it that at a point twelve miles
down the inlet, at Gastown, was budded the nucleus of
what is now Vancouver.
There was weeping and wailing with the old-timers of
Port Moody.
But Port Moody had natural characteristics that all
1he powers on earth, even the C.P.R., could not nab from
her. She had a splendid harbor and good-lying land contiguous to it.
Ten days after the C.P.R. "passed on," Port Moody
receded from a near-city to thc village that the Royal
Engineers had founded, and up to n few years agee. save
for the building of several great lumber mills and other
industrial concerns, Port Moody remained dormant���
broken-hearted, for her lover had not been true t.i her.
Today Port Moody has a population of some 1,500
people. It is the changing of the whole commercial map
of the world, however, that is forcing the old town to the
front. It is thc opening of the Panama Canal that is
making Burrard Inlet one of the richest possess;ons a
nation could possess���Burrard Inlet of which Port Moody
is the keystone.
For Port Moody has the marvellous water frontage,
the ideal manufacturing sites, a surrounding community
where men of poor means may buy homes���the supreme
point of strategy on thc entire inlet.
Returning to Colonel Moody, the man who walked
across the Isthmus of Panama on hia way to thc colony
of British Columbia: he was a most faithful officer of the
Crown. He held, for a long time, the commission of
Lieutenant-Governor of the colony. Later he became the
first British Governor of the Falkland Islands.
Col. Moody established headquarters for his soldiers,
upon arrival here in '58, about one mile above the site of
New Westminster, the then capital of British Columbia.
Here a village grew up, and because it was founded by
the Sappers and Miners, the village was called Sapperton,
and still bears that name.
Old-timers tell us, in connection with Col. Moody's
activities here, that one of the many industries established
by the Royal Engineers whilst stationed in British Columbia was a mint at New Westminster, under the superintendence of Capt. Gossclt, R.E., colonial treasurer. It is
said that this mint turned out four twenty dollar and
six ten dollar gold pieces, and was then closed by the
order of the Home Government.
So we see that Col. Moody indirectly was a moneymaker���at least money was made in British Columbia in
his time. There is no question, if we take the word of
men handling real estate there, but that the town that Col.
Moody gave his name to is today also a money-maker.
Canadian   Pacific
Great   Northern
Chicago,    Milwaukee
&   Puget  Sound
Canadian   Northern
Grand   Trunk   Pacific
Union    Pacific    Railway
Pacific Great Eastern
British   Columbia
Electric Railway
Western   Canada
Power Company
Will buy yuu a nice four-room Bungalow      r
complete in every respect, on a 33-ft. Lot.
Old Orchard
Terms: $100 cash, balance $15 per month,
including interest.
If you do not wish to have your house erected
at once, secure your Lot anyway, and build later.
All street-, on our property are being cleared
X< IW : it i> somewhat different from buying a
Lot in the woods.
Lots $175. $200. $225, $250 and $275.
Terms:    One-tenth cash, balance monthly over
thirty months
Watch Port Moody Grow
Harry A. Johnston Co.
Head Office:   422 Richards Street
Phone:   Sev. 1567
Harrison Direct  Line
Royal  Mail   Line
Canadian Mexican
Pacific S.-S. Company
Canadian   Pacific
Blue Funnel  Line
Maple   Leaf   Line
East   Atlantic   Co..
Grand   Trunk   Pacific
Coast  S.  S.  Co.
Northern     Steamship
Co.  of  B.   C.
Pacific   Coast    S.    S.
P.ranch Office:    160 Hastings West
"I                          Phone:   Sey. 4936 |"
i r
���jg       Hastings Street Office Open Evenings |g
Power from Sea Waves
At a recent meeting of the British
Association the question of economical production of power from tides
and winds was under discussion, and
it has been taken up widely by scientific journals in Europe. In France,
attention has been called to a system
of utilizing the power of sea waves
to actuate a dynamo which has been
employed for some time past at the
mouth of the River Gironde. An air-
chamber is connected with a well
which communicates with the sea at
a depth below the level of the lowest
tides. By the advance and recession
of the waves changes of pressure are
produced in the air-chamber, and a
system of valves enables the resulting air currents to be applied to rotating a kind of turbine. It is reported
that thc apparatus works equally well
in calm and in stormy weather.
McGregor Ranch Sold
At a price said to be well up in the
six figures, one of the most beautiful
ranches in Burnaby has changed hands
and will shortly be subdivided and
placed on thc market as a new subdivision. The property in question is the
handsome home of Mr. D. C. McGregor at Glen Lyon station, on the
Westminster-Vancouver tramline. The
property comprises 150 acres in District Lot 164, Burnaby.
The deal for the property was put
through by Messrs. Hunter & Boor-
man, who represented the purchasers,
whose names are withheld for the
present. The transfer includes also
the mineral, coal and petroleum rights,
which in thc light of some recent discoveries in that district may prove
very important. The crown grant
under which thc property was originally purchased antedates all laws reserving such items and rights to the
crown, and therefore does not apply
to this particular property.
IN D. L. 94
We can show yon the in. -' i'hartuin| sccnerj in tin "hob of
Greater Vancouver, and the Ik-i land Th - beautiful spot is un st
easily reached b\ way of the II. C. E. R. i������ Koyal Oak Station, ihen
���,:; Royal Oak Koad '.- Deer Lake Road, thence call A moil ex
client way of returning is by way of our ne�� great road thai runs
through from thi Westminster Road, jusl east of tlie Royal Oak
Hotel, to Deer Lake Road This ivay you will be able- to see all
around and through and through l> I. 94, and be able to appreciate
what ver> beautiful homesites ii offers, Vou "ill find that the view
over Deer Lake. Burnal y Lake, and for miles beyond is unparalleled,
We are selling here FULL QUARTER ACRES al $650 and $700, on
very easy termi of $50 C \SII and $10 A MONTH Long before this
can be paid for, values will double, at the rate improvement! are going
on in this district. This new road alone, which lias cost us an im
menu sum, has increased the value immensely; but, for the moment,
we have not pul prices tip though ihis is in contemplation. A day
here will be well spent, and you will be able to appreciate that many
of the boal things in the world are right under your nose. We can
::i\. you maps, i i:n I, and other details, and it will be a pleasure for
ns to do so.
510 Pender Street West
Kitsilano Office���Fourth and Larch
Phone: Sey. 2873
Phone : Bay. 586
^_^     Hate  helped  sun-kissed  Burnaby and South  Vancouver
YBn     develop from virgin forest into busy elistricts of homes.
\3i     They believe Burnaby possesses all the factors necessary
le. make her one day the hub of the peninsula.
Dominion Trust Block,
341 Cambie Street
Edmonds Station,
Phone 1038 : Edmonds, B. C.
I have the exclusive sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to station.   $1,000 each; on good terms.   See me about them.
V/i   acres  in   Edmonds  district,  near   Power   House  and  facing  on  Vancouver
Road.    All  cleared.     Price  $16,000.00.  $5,000.00   caih;   balance   6,   12,   18,  and   24
PHONE  1024
Don't   Overlook These
lnma.11 AvSnne (Central Park), close to station, 115 x 141
feet, practically cleared; high view lot. Price $1950; fifth cash,
balance easy.
Acre (Point Grey), close to Marine Drive; $3,500. Terms
to arrange,
Fraser Avenue, corner 45th, double corner. $7,500; third
cash, 6-12-18 months.
Near No. 2 Road and Nanaimo, two 33-ft. lots. $600 each:
quarter cash, balance two years.
Fairview, double corner, 100 x 120, Fourteenth Avenue and
Yukon; fine view lot, cleared. Price, $7,650, $2,000 cash;
6-12-18 months.
Poirrl Grey, Fifteenth Avenue, near Tolmie, 33 x 122: view
property $1,150 Fifth cash, 6 12 is months, or $1,000 cash
lake- it.
near    Sappi 11 in
i ah ngside  G   N   improvements
acres, cleared   $2,000 per acre; long terms,
Large block, partly cleared, and  improvement*   $1,500 per  acre,
long  le-rins.
> ������������   blocks, ..ii  the Pole Line Road, North Burnaby. $1,600 pit
House  "ii   Barclay  Street,  near Broughton,    Big    snap���$10,000;
easy terms.
537 Pender St. W., Vancouver        Phone : Sey. 6315
The Settlers' Association of B. C.
Phone : 664
Applications invited for Homesites, Investments, Loans, Mortgages
Auction Sales Conducted
Property  for  sale  on   easy  terms
Hall, fully equipped, to rent for Concerts, Dances, Meetings
Box 556, New Westminster
or Edmonds, B. C.
One acre close to Cut Off, $2000.   Easy terms
Opposite Power House : Lots 50x120. ]/4 cash; 6, 12, 18, 24 mths. $525
Another $450.   $100 cash; $10 per month
gOMNie QAMCS** 6&A6S
, a   iej�� a-	
Motor Bus  Scheme Launched      I far in��� action has been taken.   A joint
At the regular meeting lasl Thins-  committee was i.Hiiied from the Ed-
da v    evening,    the    North    Hurnaby   womls   Ratepayers    Ass.cmtii.n   and
Ratepayer!'  Association  look  up  the   Board ul  "Trade t.. take the matter up
pmpuscd mol.er bit- scheme with en
with the 11. I'.. C. R. officials, but they
have licit gut together as yet.
Al the last meeting of the Board of
Trade several complaints wen- made
of  missing g Ii,    In  eene Instance
scleral cases were milling. In others,
boxes and pails of confectionery were
broken open and contents taken.
Those who bring in geemls by the
carload, such as lumber, hay, pipe.
bus would cost about $4,700, and ���""' builders' supplies also complain,
the cost uf maintenance would be ed that they are only allowed twenty,
ahoui twelve centl per ton per mile. ,"1"' "burs' ���" unload a ear. I hey
Thai, wiih fair patronage; could|claim-that-the oompany hai nofroro-
l.,     maintaned  on  a   five.cent    fare,  v'ded a proper place for them to un
iliusiasiu, The proposal is n. form a
cu-operattve company, the sluckhold.
of ubich are residents of Burnaby, iu the district to be benefited. The
ri me is !���' be along Barnetl Road
from Boundary Avenue t.. Sperling
W'enue. A half-hourly service is t'i
be inaugurated, An expert, who was
p ��� -"in. Stated  thai a  sixteen  passen
load, and  that  the  wagons arc te
low for the ears, and even at that the
greeilnil is too soft to nneve a head t'remi
the car-.
Another effort will be made te. induce the company i" put an agent at
Edmonds   to   look   afler   lhe   freight
and also sell  tickets.
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Sons of England Ball
The Burnaby Lodge, Sous of England,   held   a   very   enjoyable   ball   in
Mi.tei.m  Hall,  Edmonds, on  Friday
nighl  last.    The committee in charge
bad made every arrangement possible
forming the proposed company, and for the enjoyment of their guests. The
special   meeting  is   called  lor  next, music by the Mackncss Orchestra was
y     evening   tu   receive
Councillor McDonald stated that the
Municipal Council would keep the'
street   in   repair   see   that   there   would
be no trouble about maintaning the
sen ice.
Mr. I''. C. Munson was very en.
thusiastic aboul the scheme. He stated that the inauguration of such a
line would increase tbe value- of pro-
��� eiiv iii this district by a million dollars.
\ committee consisting of Messrs
W. T. 1!..hi,.in. S F. Munson and II.
ii, Morrison was appointed to colled   further   data   in   connection   with
ill that could lie desired, and a splcn
did programme of dances was carried
mil   without   a   hitch.     About     sixty
couples graced thc floor.
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Opening  of  Baptist Church
The spacious new Baptist Church,
situated on the corner of Walker Avenue and Inverness Street, Edmonds,
! was officially opened and dedicated on
| Sunday last. Thc dedicatory service
was held at 11 a.m., and was conducted by Rev: II. H. West, pastor of
Jackson Avenue Baptist Church and
President of the Baptist Convention
of British Columbia, who delivered a
powerful address, lie closed with a
strung appeal to the congregation tei
continue to rally around Iheir pastor
and make this new church a power for
good in the district.
At 3 o'clock another large congregation listened to an eloquent address
by Rev. J. Willard Litch, B.A., the
popular pastor of Ruth Morton Memorial Church. South Vancouver, while'
i.rSalc'was n.7tluiiv'understood by Itl,c evening service was conducted by
some. When Chairman W. S. Ross 'g<* N' A. Harkncss, of Grandview
called for nominations for Councillor j Baptist Church. Vancouver.
for Wanl   It,  Mr, W.  McCurrah no-I     lhe session of Gordon Presbyterian
Another important mailer eleall
with was the endorsing of the candidature of CoUflfccilbr McDonald as
the representative of Ward V on next
year's Council.
For the School Board ii was de-
I'iiliil that they would support Mr.
V Wilkes, win. will offer himself in
this capacity.
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Edmonds Ratepayers Consider
Moreton   Hall. Edmonds, was well
filled   with   ratepayers   on   Thursday
evening  last.    The  occasion  was    a
special    meeting    of    the    Edmonds
| Ratepayers'    Association,  called    for
the purpose of nominating candidates
feir ihe Council feir the ensuing year.
Before  taking  up  this  matter  several   questions   wcre   asked   with   reference  to  qualifications  required   to
become a voter.    Thc clause respecting holders of Registered Agreements
minated Mr. A. V. McPherson feir thc
position. Mr. D. C. Patterson scc-
e ended thc nomination, and spoke very
highly of Mr. Mcpherson's business
Mr. W. II. Tucker proposed Mr.
W. S. Rose as a suitable person for
the position, but Mr. Rose withdrew.
As there did not appear to be any
other candidate, Mr. McPherson, was
declared the choice of the Association, Chairman Rose then called
upon the candidate lo present his platform. He stated that he was seeking
the suffrage of the ratepayers
simply on his reputation as a business
man, and he would use thc same care
ind  judgment  in  spending  the  fun '
Church very kindly withdrew their
morning service, thus permitting their
congregation to fraternize with their
Baptist  friends.
I he pastor, Rev. Reid McCulleeugh.
has been untiring in his efforts feir
the welfare of the congregation. This
congregation, which is only a little
over a year old, held its first meetings
in a barn, which were conducted by
Rev. A. E. Baker and Rev. Willard
Litch. Their present church is in a
beautiful situation, close to the station. Thc pastor announced on Sunday that the building was free of
debt, having been donated by friends
of thc cause.
The  opening  services  will  be  con-
.1 the Municipality as he does in his j tinnedI next Sunday when Rev. Andrew Grieve, of Coquitlam, will preach
both morning and evening.
own btisincs!
At the conclusion of his speech he
was asked several questions, which
he answered satisfactorily.
li was decided that it was hardly
time to preniouncc on the possible
candidates for lhe Recveship, and a
committee consisting of Messrs. W.
S Rose, E. Stride, and W. McCurrah
was  appdfnted  t"  meet  similar  com-
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Newspaperman who brought out for
the British Columbian of New West,
minster the largest and most artistic
special edition probably ever printed
in Canada, The Fraser Valley Centennial Edition was issued this week.
"made tip." In handling this edition
de luxe, Mr, Walsh, who i- a
veteran publicity man, has excelled all
previous efforts. Thc sending forth
of the Fraser Valley Centennial K<li-
tioii   will   (hi   much   towards   making
With Walker Whiteside, in "The
Typhoon," Imperial Theatre, December 4 and 5.
mittccs from the other Ratepayers'
Associations and interview all candidates and report at a subsequent meeting of the Association.
As nobody has as yet appeared anxious for positions on the School
Board, Messrs. C. R. Gordon, H.
Sworder and D. C. Patterson were appointed a committee to ascertain who
could be had who would best serve
in this capacity.
*    *   *
Freight Agent Wanted
For the past year or more complaints have been made regarding thc
disappearance of freight left at the
B. C. E. R. depot at Edmonds. Early
in the summer the Board of Trade
waited on the company and induced
them to build a freight shed. This
was done and since then tjie passenger accommodation has been much
improved, but good.; have been steadily disappearing. They also asked for
a freight and passenger agent, but so
Burnaby Happenings
The Women's Auxiliary of St. Al-
ban's Church are holding a bazaar
ami sale of work in thc Burnaby
Public Hall on Thursday. The ladies
have been working hard for months
past making numerous fancy and useful articles; These will be offered for
sale. There will also be a booth
where fancy needlework, flowers and
plants, home-made candy, cakes and
bread may be purchased. There will
also be a contest for making bread.
cakes and pies, for which substantial
prizes arc offered. These also will be
- ild after the judging ia completed.
Thei. will he- all arl gallery and fishing pool, Mrs Weart, wife of Reevi
Weart, n ill open the bazaar al 3 p.m.,
ami there will be something doing
I'n.iii then until 111 o'clock. A
orchestra will bc in attendance, and
several solos will lie rendered during
ilu- evening.    The proceeds are to bc
devoted  to  the  new  Sunday  Scl 1
*   *   *
'llie-  Scheie.I   llei.ard  have decided  to
begin  work as  soon  as possible on
their school site in ]).!��� 96 The site
has tn be cleared and then they intend to erect a school similar in con-
Btruction   to thc Alta Vista   school.
They have also purchased a block in
Broadview where they intend erecting a temporary building lo meet the
immediate requirements of this rapidly growing district. The location of
this school will bc immediately adjacent to the park site obtained by
thc Council from the Government
last summer.
* ete        *
'lhe decision of the newly formed
Edmonds Club to alter thc minimum
age from 18 to 21 years has resulted
in the formation of a Young Men's
Club. This is open to young men
from 18 to 25 years old. They have
secured quarters in the W. S. Rose
Store building on Edmonds Street.
* *    *
Mr. F. Ceiwin, East Burnaby, received a cable last Friday informing
him of the death of bis mother. Thc
case is particularly sad owing to thc
fact that she was soon to have joined
her son at Edmonds, who had just
completed a home.
��   *   *
The box social and concert, arranged by the ladies of West Burnaby Methodist Church for last Wednesday,
has been postponed until Friday, when
a splendid programme will be rendered and the boxes of refreshments
auctioned off.
+   *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bradley have
moved from their home on Douglas
Road to thc new Bradley Apartments,
Fifth  Avenue,  New Westminster.
11 is a mammoth paper ol nlm iy six
pages, printed em bookpaper and wire
stitched, li deals with every phase
ni development on the Pacific Coast
eli'.iing the pasl century, i> expensively
illustrated throughout and artistically
New   Westminster   stand   out    n
bOldly   "ii   the-   world's   map���anil
accomplish  such  good  .nel-.  I..
way,  Mr. J   l>. Taylor, M.P., edi
��� ti   tbe    British    Columbian,    m
ceases to wi irk.
Mountain View Methodists Subscribe
Over $7,000
Special   .services    marking  the  first
anniversary   of   the   Mountain View
Methodist Chinch were held on Sunday. At 10 a.in. an e.ld-fashieitied
"love feast" was held. The preacher
for the day was thc Rev. F. J, Lett, of
Grandview Methodist Church and the
Rev. J. V. Bradshaw, of Sixth Avenue,
delivered a special address to the
Sunday school scholars.
At a banquet held on the Friday
night preceding thc anniversary, a
pleasing announcement was made.
Donations were made at that time exceeding over $7,000 towards clearing
off the church debt. Rev. Newton
Powell, pastor of the Kitsilano Presbyterian Church, took charge of affairs after the supper was over and
marked out tables on a blackboard
over which he placed figures from $500
down to five dollars, A call for $500
elicited several promises; that for
amounts between $250 and $500
brought many more and hy the lime
the campaign leader reached the $5.
$10 and $25 tables the enthusiasm
reached such a point that the $7,000
which was needed to pay off thc debt
was soon exceeded. The Ladies'
Auxiliary of the church subscribed
$1,500. This grant of $7,000 with the
many previous calls by the church
for financial assistance, was made by
a membership which docs not exceed
200. It is said to constitute a record
for church giving. Payment of the
subscription is spread over a term of
two years.
'ihe church started about four years
ago as a Sunday school and mission
ary   district.     Three   years   since   '
Rev. J. I-'   Betts commenced servi
in   a   milill   building  on   the   Seal i
Re.ad.    Soon  afler ihis a new  clllircl
was erected, which alter eight weel
uceupaiii.il was destroyed hy fire
new    Church���the one dedicated
Sunday���was then creeled.   Today tin
membership is rapidly increasing am
thc  Sunday  schools are  full  and tin
weekly Congregation! tax the accoin
nu illation of the auditorium.
Mr. Shatford Resigns
General regret was felt this n
among the clientele and shareholders
of the Bank of Vancouver over the an-
nounccnient of the resignation of Mr
L. W. Shatford, M.L.A., the general
manager of that institution, who noti-
ficd thc board of directors at their
meeting last week that be wished 1"
bc relieved  of- his duties  by January
Although strongly urged by the
hoard to reconsider his decision Mr.
Shatford feels that owing to the large
amount of time required by his legislative and business duties, he will be
unable to concur with their wishes
He also contemplates an extended
trip to Europe in the spring.
Temporarily assuming the general
managership of the Bank of Vancouver at the beginning of thc year Mr.
Shatford has been instrumental >��
placing this bank upon a firm financial footing. His efforts were
recognized by tbe directors at Wednesday's meeting when a unanimous
resolution of commendation and appreciation was passed.
A party consisting of Messrs. C. B.
and W. Patterson and T. Cope left
last Thursday for a week's hunting
expedition  on Vancouver  Island. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1912.
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Subscribed Capital       1,169.900
Paid-up   Capital           840,000
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Your account very cordially solicited.
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Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, Turnings
and House Finishings
II M   STEVE AS, sheriff, on the trail
J    e,t Sam Lee, in the eyes of the law
The cold weather is coming and you will
require some
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to keep your home warm.   We have heaters
$2.00 up
They are of the best quality, and we will put
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Don't forget our line of RANGES.    We
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Phone : Fraser 87
regarded   as   the   murderer   of    Bert
Blaine, drew bis horse tei a standstill
a mile from Lee's mountain home in
order tei run over bis plan of capture.
Prom the road where Stevens pipped lie could look far up the slope of
the densely wooded mountain and
sec a tiny gleam of light through the
dark massed trees. The evening was
dusky gray, but shadowy enough to
protect a man moving,
Lee had been convicted of the mur. n* �����>�����' his teeth. Where wai tinder of Blaine, sentenced, and taken '"an intending to lake him? Il was
away; but, a giant in stature and evidently along a path with'which
strength, almost in front of the ]ail j Sam was familiar. Then it dawned
lie bad broken away from bis guards ��l>"" Stevens, and lus slowly gather-
and vanished into the solitudes of the "]B strength went suddenly. A little
mountains in the southern part of distance freun the r.ead at that place
tin- Slat.'. Il bad long been thought wal ���'' deeP 'luagmirc.
certain that In- was working cautious-
table, and Stevens saw a home-scene
such  as   lie  never  had  witnessed.
Tin w he ele room seemed to pulsate
with joy. The girlish face of Sam -
wife was radiant, and Sam wore a
continual smile. They chatted of
future plans, about the intimate details of household affairs; and Stevens
listened and planned.
11 he ceetild once get his hand on a
gun, the rest would be easy. They
wir, happy together mew, but be had
his duty iee perform. Sam was a mur-
elcrer; and hate grew strong in
Stevens's heart as he thought e,f the
death tbat had been SO near in the
quagmire���a beastly death. Hut he
,,.,     ,      ,     , . ��� , imust wait  until  he could get  heeld ..f
111,- hard, threatening voice ceased, Wi ,iW��� revo|vef ,r .������,,hir    He won-
anil  the  Shadow  hi'imed  nearer,   Im
ing Stevens  us  if he were  a boy.     It;
was agony   to  the  injured   man.  but
A big shadow moved near him,
a  grim,  be .arse  voice  said,
"Wal, Jim Stevens, 1 guesi ye won't
lead me down with them twitters o'
yem, will yc? 1 caught ye a ge,,,i|
un as ye s..t thar lookin' at the star-,
an' now I'm goin' ter see thei yc don't
bother me  icr  somewhiiel"
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
thrown man would disappear from
earth, leaving behind no mortal trace
save a few yellow bubbles in the
morning.    l'ndcr  the  shadow  of  the
ly north, and sure enough he had appeared.
Word had conic to Stevens not an
hour before that Sam had been seen
near his mountain home. Not stopping to collect a posse, but leaving
one of his deputies to attend to that.
Stevens himself, eager to capture the
man who had evaded thc crack State
detectives, had ridden on.    In his In- b'ow  >''"'   weakened   him
ner  pocket   he   had   the   warrant   fori" could do to  think.
night,   bound   as   be   was,   b.
sink,   slowly   and   surely,   just   as   he
was thrown in, face first or met, int��� >
the slimy mud.
Stevens sought to rally his Strength
for a last  desperate struggle, bill  the'
it   was  al!
Lee's arrest; the next move was to
capture  thc  outlaw.
It would bc no easy matter: the
simple mountaineer was of a gentle
nature, but a hard tighter when aroused and a demon because of his great
Up the mountain side the light in
Sam's cabin twinkled and smiled
cheerfully. Stevens was pretty sure
that Sam was there, feeling confident
lhat no one had seen him return and
that he could spend a little time with
his wife and the little tow-headed
younstcrs he loved.
Stevens decided to ride up until
about  a  quarter  of  '���'   mile  from  the
Sam paused. And suddenly a despairing scheme flamed into Stevens'
mind. Lee vvas simple as a child: it
might be worth trying���there was
nothing else to do.
As the man gripped him as if to
throw him, Stevens drove his voice
into action:
"Hold onl Sam, for Cod's sake.
hold onl You're wrong on this! Wait���
I've got your pardon papers here���in
I my coat!"
A silence fell. The heavy f.erm st.n.el
".My pawdon papers?" the voice
repeated as a man might speak if a
loved one dead bad risen. "Mv pawdon
..diin. then leave his horse and go on ; papers. Jim'    Is  it  honest  truer
up cautiously to the cabin. There was a f|titver of supreme hope
On he rode through the dusk.   The |in  the  swift  question
soft  mountain   road  gave  back  little
sound P. tin.' tall of his horse's hoofs
everything was still, save the whispering of the low wind through the
trees, the rustic of thc underbrush
where some wanderer of thc night
darted away. When he reached thc
place he had in mind, he Btopped
again, startled a little by the odd
restlessness of his horse.
Crash! The night seemed t'1 be
suddenly rent with fire and full of
sound and turmoil and hideous crackling; and then he fell down���down���
The hush of nighl again; up above
him the stars���a terrific pain in his
head; and Stevens realized. Sam had
not lingered at the house; someway
or other he had become suspicious,
and had been on the watch far down
the road. Stevens tried to rise and
groaned.    He was bound rigid.
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"Before Cod I swear it!" Stevens
cried, the fear of death upon him, thc
damp dew of the rpiagmire breathing
upon his face.
"Jim. 1 b'lieve ye!���ye wouldn't lie
ter a man em that! Jim, I'm dogged
seerry, but I couldn't do nuthin' else."
the voice ran on, anxious as a child
grieving for some injury done in a
moment of anger. His big bands
fumbled at Steven's bonds and released him.
"(lit up, Jim. gil up. Wliv'n Gawd's
name didn't yc tell  mc before?"
"I was muddled���my head���dazed
���I couldn't think," Stevens said
hastily, rising unsteadily with the help
of Sam.
"I didn't hit yc a hard un, but���1
was desprit. I'd conic so far ter sec
the woman an' the kids; an' then when
I g.et weep! they knew I was around,
I set watch. But I'm free! I'm free.
|1 knowed it would come oul all right;
I never killed Bert, lint come on,
Jim;   come!     G'i  kinder   easy   up   ter
jibe shack, ������in' I'll git ihe woman t..
fix up a lavout, an' we'll celebrate���
i that's what!    Here-, let me help yc!"   j
The   great   arms   grasped   Stevens
and swung him up.  Soon  they were'
in   the   road   where   the   horse   still
"You climb "ii the hoss, an' I'll lead j
him," Sam suggested.
They started up. Stevens was weak
still, and the death to which he had
been so near made his heart beat
weakly even then. But as they went
up the rough mountain road carefully,
lie began to get a grip mi himself and
plan the next move in the game, lie
would get Lee this time or know the
reason why. He woulil wait until his
full strength returned, then���Stevens
i felt feer his revolver���it was gone;
I,ee had seen to that, naturally. Seeme
way or other he must gel hold of al
As they drew near the  cabin.  Lee
called.     The   door   was   thrown   "pen ,
and a woman's figure appeared in the
light; a group of little ligures Bqueez- .
eel in around her.
Sam's vi .ice rang out.
"I'm  free,  woman!     I'm   free!    Jim |
Stevens brought  the  papers, but   1���"
"Free! Oh, Sammy!" In the breathless words was a jeevents rapture that
seemed to vibrate like chimes e.n the
night air.
"That's right, girl; I'm free' Come
on, Jim!''
Stevens slid slowly from his horse.
"1 guess I'm all right," be laid, refusing the Other's aid.
Inside, thc smiling Sam drew up a
rough   chair   to  the   tabic.
"Set down, Jim. an' we'll lu-v a
little drink  an'  sonic  grub."
Stevens leaned back after drinking, and under the sting of the liqueer
felt his strength come back; a little
while, and he could test it. Sam hael
gone  out  into  the  shed  in  thc  rear, j \au\
elereel   what   Sam   hael   done   with   his.
When the meal was ..ver. S.un drew
up the rough benches before the fire.
"Se-t up, Jim, an' smoke a pipe e('
As they drew up together, Sam
reached a big. clunisv hand intei the
pocket eef his >liirt, and Stevens fairly
gasped as Ik- saw held out to him Ilis
own   revolver.
"Thar's yer vvepun, Jim. I tuk il
ire .in ye right at the start; ye're loo
good a hand with a gun. I though)
I'd  leave it betide ye by the quag."
"Leave   it   by   me   by   the     i|Uag?"
1    Stevens   ejaculated.     "Veen    mean   in
the quag!    lie added, a little sarcastically.
The big boyish lace turned squarely to his, and the eyes were puzzled;
-lowly the truth seemed to come l"
"Was ye lliinkia' 1 vvas goin' ter
throw ye inter it? Jim, was ye
Ihinkin' that? Why, I thought I'd
take ye and leave ye by thc <|tiag. so's
if a posse was fedlerin' ye. don't ye
know, an' ye was missin', that ltd be
the first place they'd look? Sure!
But I wa'n't goin' ter throw ye in!
I ain't no low-down killer like that.
Jim. I used to get fired up when I
elrink; but I never killed a man���I
never killed Blaine: that cuss Cheaton
diel it���but you heard all that at the
trial. Say. Sieve." he said suddenly.
"le's see them blessed papers. I can't
read 'em ner none o' my crowd. Imt
I'd like to feel 'em, ye know, jest feel
'em. p'rhaps ye'll read 'em, Jim; I
won't git it all till ye come to the
weerel 'pavvilon.' But I'd like tei h
how   they   sound 1"
Stevens went back to his cejat, which
hung near the d'"er. He braced himself, he was ready, he must dee liis
duty. lie noted that Sam was relighting his pipe, and instead eii reaching for thc papers he turned and
carefully covered thc broad back at
a spot beneath which the heart was
Then  he  spoke  sharply:
"Sam, I have papers here, bit;
they're for your arrest, and I've got
you dead!"
Thc rough face turned, pipe half to
mouth, and stared with wide, wondering eyes.
"What's thai. Jim:" Then he saw
the leveled revolver, and jumped as
j if    an     electric     shock     had    burned
through him.    Ilis dim brain gathered
! the truth: the pipe fell from liis hand.
and bounded away on lhe rough vv 1-
en  floor.
Stevens expected to see a heavy
form spring as a panther springs.
every muscle taut for the death
grapple, but the thick, muscle-piled
figure sagged in the bench as if stricken, the rugged lines of the face went
gray ami old. and the lips drooled
"Jim, ye lied ter me���an' it ain't
true!     Ye   lied  Icr   me1"
Int.. the door his wile came Imtii-
ming a hit of a jig tune. She slopped
short, dazed, and the youth and happiness was smashed in her faee as if
by .ne blow of an unseen hand; s!i,
wavered as the lasl words oi Sam
beat the truth in upon her. gave a
little choking cry, and collapsed on
the threshold Tin- frightened children huddled in a corner and began
to cry.
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I'll gel weerd tininigh
must  gee  before   day.
It was only ii moment's time, bm
in it Stevens's thoughts flashed with
the speed of light. A sudden .ie. k, 11
inn feeling filled him as he saw what
he' had deinc from another view-point
���the view-point of the man who had
believed in him and trusted him. Lied
���thai was ui-1 what he had done,
���niel lie had sworn before his God;
bed tn save his own, miserable hide!
The disgust that swept over him turn,
eel bitter the very saliva in his mouth.
That hie; form, drooping across the
bench as if the very life ami soul had
gone oul e.f it, could neei he a mur.
elcrer���the law t.. the rontrary he
had not meant tee throw him to death
in the quagmire���hail   returned   the
very gun; and he hail Heel tei him like
a dirty, contemptible coward���he, Jim
Stevens   to save	
Red-hot anger at himself raged
through him. Stevens threw the rc-
\eehcr savagely into the shed; he
would take his medicine from lhe
law, but he would never bring Sam
Lee in.
due step carried him tee thc stricken mountaineer, crushed dumb by the
terrible ending eef his dream. Stevens
ne  hand   hard  on   the   sagging
His wife with flushed face was busy
with her cooking. Thc children, shy-
as young partridge chicks, peeped at
Stevens from behind chairs, from
corners and doors.
When   Sam   came   in   the   children
went to him with a rush. He dropped
his armful of wood and gathered them |<}ered whether the mind had gone un
all in his great arms.
"Sam, I'm a rotten coward! I won't
arrest   you!     You're   free���free!"
The blue eyes turned up dully, iin-
rayed by a gleam eif intelligence, and
for one fearful moment Stevens vvon-
"Yer pap's free, little tins���yer pap's
free! An' he's goin' ter bc here, now.
wid you-uns!" he exclaimed.
"Ver goin' ter stay yere. pap?" a
wee. doubtful voice piped.
"Sure nuff, Joey; sure miff. Now
let me fix the fire fer yer m.i."
Stevens watched and listened with
a sense of keen discomfort. The evident love between them touched him
in spite of himself, and his inner discord was emphasized when Sam went
on to explain how he had hit Stevens
She immediately, womanlike, came
over, examined his bruised head, and
finding the skin broken, handaged the
wound with a cooling ointment; and
Sam, turning from watching, looked
sober and pained.
"Gawd. Jim. I didn't mean ter bang
ve's hard as that! Put I'm stronger-!!
I think."
When the food was ready, the whole
family  gathered  around    the    remgh
der thc shock.    "You let mc go free?
But  I  ain't pawdoned?"
Remorse ripped and tore through
Stevens's soul, and his voice shook as
he looked into the gray face.
"Nu. Sam. I never even heard it
mentioned. 1 lied to you. The paper
1 have is a warrant for your arrest
But I believe in you, Sam, an' I'll
do all I can for you."
The even voice ran  on  in  answer:
"I didn't dei it, Jim. I wa'n't nothin'
but a cheap drinkin' kid. They
b'lieved Cheaton. I'd kill him ef 1
could!" L'ndcr the spur of slow anger, realization of thc truth seemed
to come; he rose tensely from his
scat: his voice pitched itself above the
insane meinotone until it was almost
a   sh'iut���"Jim, yer  goin'  ter let  me
"Sammy," Stevens looked into the
brightening eyes, "you are free���all
the meittntains are yours. I'll look
after your family: and if you tell mc
11 hide
t.e   you,     Y'
The mountaineer lifted hi? bulk
sle.wly like eine roused from a beautiful
"I -ee. Jim. Yes. I'll g.i, but I hate
tei leave the woman and the kids.
But, Jim. I'm 'blidged ter yc. They'll
be barel .hi ye, if ye tell, lint ye don't
need ter."
Stevens  smiled.
"Never mind ine, Sam. Remember,
gn before daylight. See? A posse
i. die i�� -   me.     I'll   start   back   now "
Outside, after Stevens had ni' tinted,
���he mountaineer held up mir strong,
friendly hand: the girl-wife was crying softly; tightly to her clung ihe
wondering children.
"Jim. ye've guv nie a chance agin,
though yc didn't bring the pawdoa:
but I'll come oul right, some elay, cf
they don't  peet me inst "
"S'eine .lay. sure, Sammy. S" long."
lute' the shop where Mark?, first
deputy-sheriff, wa- bending over a
part eef a harness, Stevens -tr.'ele. Thc
lank harness-maker jumped as if
stung. "Greal sliaeles .if Csssarl Steve,
yuu lueek like a bloomin' ghosl-mau!"
"Never mind how I look! Y'iu're
tei arrest mc. 1 had Sam Lee all
landed last night, ami let him go���
Marks sal down and picked up the
"Well, you diel. eh' Thc boys must
have missed you. A couple oi 'em
set out after you. Guess you haven't
heard the news, then?"
"Sure! Not five minutes after you
left, that little sneakin' cuss of a
Cheaton went up to Judge MacPherson and 'fessed up. He's been livin'
in mortal fear ever since Sam got
loose, an' when he heard Sam was
in these parts, his nerve went up.
They've got him in jail now. He���
Man anvc! you're settin' in a pan of
horncss-oil!    What the "
"You say Sam is innocent?"
"That's what I meant to imply. That
Cheaton���now what you goin' to do?"
"I'm going to get thc papers from
the Judge that'll show he's innocent;
then I'll take them to Sam"
Marks started. "You're all in now;
you'll be a dead one when you git
there!" he shouted after him.
"But I'll get there!" the answer
came back.���"Adventure." FOUR
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the public to stop and consider for a moment the tremendous expenditure of money before tracks arc permanently laid, the obstacles to a smooth running schedule by
public works, and the difficulties in keeping the nelling
stock sufficient to handle a population which increases
by the thousands each month, they would not be so keen
to tell us how they do things across the border.
It is a remarkable tribute to thc management of the
B. C. E. R. that they have been able to build up such a
system to keep abreast of thc times hi such a brief period.
To do that has required not only an investment of many
millions nf de.llars in British Columbia, but foresight and
discretion em the part of its executive officers.
THE South Vancouver Council, like the good people of
"Rheims," does not seem "one penny the worse for
all the anathemas which spite and ignorance can pour
upon it. Always ready to receive wise and informed criticism and to profit by well-directed advice and timely
suggestion, the Council does well to ignore abuse poured
upon it by those who have interests to serve by "kicking
at thc powers that be, or who simply find fault with what
they do not understand. A mining paper, published on
"the Island," and which professes to be a "Recorder" ol
fact and opinion, has been severely taking the South Vancouver Council to task for "wasting the people's money"
in employing a "water wizard" to "locate" water for thc
Municipality. Thc "water wizard"���thc term is not objected to���was employed in the "dry" season; it has needed no "wizard" to discover water in South Vancouver
during the last few weeks.
The Victoria paper declares that by seeking thc aid of
a "water diviner" the Council has gone back to the days
of witchcraft, has been guilty of ignorant superstition, and
encouraged "a fakir" in "graft."
There are many more things in earth and heaven than
are dreamed of in the philosophy of the writer in the
"Recorder"���that is certain. In these days of cheap literature it is a wonder to find any intelligent man ignorant
of the fact that modern research has confirmed the fact
tbat "the divining rod" is, in some hands, a very potent
instrument indeed. There is no greater authority on such
a matter than Prof. Hill-Tout, of Abbottsford, who has in
his remarkable library the reports of a body of men,
equipped with all the necessary knowledge, who after an
exhaustive enquiry, which had all the dignity and thoroughness of a "Royal Commission," fully confirmed the
water diviner's claims. Doctor Frederick Lee, Baring
Gould and a score of modern literary men have gone
deeply into this subject and have placed the power of the
willow wand, in some hands, beyond dispute.
The South Vancouver Council arc told that had they
lived a couple of hundred years ago they would have been
stoned or burned for "encouraging witchcraft and sorcery."
The force of ignorant folly could no farther go than this.
Is the writer so ignorant that he docs not know that the
pioneers of printing, of steam, of electricity were all accused of witchcraft, and that the United States town
"Salem" is called the "Witch Town" to this day, because,
less than a hundred years ago, they stoned and drowned
people there whei had ideas and knowledge in advance
of the masses?
Mother Shipton, who foretold that carriages would go
without horses and that people would fly in the air, was
a "witch," but what do wc say of het predictions now?
Certain it is that the sapient writer in thc "Recorder" will
never bc burned for having too much intelligence or the
gift of prophecy. He foretold nothing but failure for the
"water wizard" and blame for the Council for employing him. It will come as a surprise to the critic to know
that the "willow wand" has again proved its potency, and
lhat the Council have earned gratitude by stepping a little
off the beaten path and encouraging an experiment in
occult philosophy. Thc "water wizard" has carn-d iiis
modest fee by "locating" a well at which Mr. Mullett, the
Water Superintendent, has installed a pump which he
says yields "approximately 300,000 gallons of the purest
water daily."
Here, then, is the "wizard's" vindication; here is the
Council's justification, and the Victoria critic will perhaps
have the decency to hide his diminished head.
THE effents of thc 13. C. E. R. Company to keep pace
with the development and expansion that are taking
place at the Coast is one of the wonders of thc commercial activity of British Columbia. Were thc ordinary man
of business confronted with problems such as daily face
that transportation company, it would bc hard to suggest
bis fate. At least our visions of roll-top desks and two-
bit perfeclos vanish.
The man on the street often complains that the company
docs not show enough initiative in laying tracks to be
prepared for business. They argue that many of the
United States companies do that, and that they create and
encourage development in certain districts by preceding
population. Any business man will instantly recognize thc
folly of this argument, for he knows that the principle of
any sound business undertaking is to develop the point
of efficiency with the increase of business. A business
is usually organized to take care of a certain amount of
trade or business, or whatever you may care to call it.
The size of the plant, or the number of machines to be
installed, is determined.chiefly by a reasonable estimate
of expected business. There may bc cases where it would
be economical to anticipate business, but generally speaking the size of the plant is governed entirely by tbe capacity to turn thc machinery over.
What is true of the conduct of any business should be
true of a transportation company. There should be an
assurance of a reasonable amount of business before any
company is expected to give train conveniences. It would
be just as reasonable to ask the manufacturer to double
the capacity of his plant on the assurance that some day
he would be able to sell his goods. Show the manufacturer, however, where he has a market for his goods, and
it will not be long before the plant is increased to meet
the demand.
Sometimes in the great development which is taking
place in the coast centres, the part played by tbe transportation company is not given the credit it deserves.
Very often they are asked to do impossible things; more
often the public expects them to do impossibilities.   Were
/""VN the question of immigration there can bc no two
'-' opinions as to the good that is being accomplished
by the Salvation Army. Hundreds and thousands have
been brought to the overseas dominions, and especially
to Canada and this Far West, where there is so much
room for them, through the agency of the Army. And
to the credit of the Salvation Army the percentage of
failures has been remarkably small, indicating that the officials have been more than careful in making their selection of candidates for travel. This scheme, which has
been such a success, is to be taken up more wholeheartedly in the future. Already the initial steps have
been taken with a view to bringing out to Canada many
who, through no fault of their own, have been failures in
the Old Land, and who will be given a chance to make
good on this side of the Atlantic. Thc advance agent has
been here in the person of Commissioner Ross, who is
making a tour of thc Dominion, making thc necessary
arrangements for thc journey, and it is expected that by
thc spring there will be at least a thousand men and
women, guests of the Salvation Army, on their way to
the West to make it their permanent home.
Tei the Editor of "The Chinook"
Sir,���Some months ago, in the "dry"
season, the South Vancouver Munici-1
pality   needed   water,   for   which   the j
ratepayers   were   clamoring.     Several |
borings for wells were made; the results were not satisfactory.
It   was   suggested   that   thc   Council
employ a water "diviner," or a "dow- j
ler," as he is called in the Old Coun- |
try���one    who   claims   to   have    thc |
power  to locate water  with  a  willow)
wand.    Some Councillors ridiculed the |
notion.    One Councillor, knowing thei
interest I lake in antiquarian subjects, I
as':ed   my  opinion  on   the   matter.     1 j
attended  the Council.     I   said  I  knew I
nothing of the ability of the "Water
Wizard," whose name  had been  suggested, but 1 was sure that some persons had the peculiar power of locating water, and  I  quoted  from a rare
French work. "Jacob's Rod," from tlie
archaeological works of Dr. Frederick
Lee and from  Baring  Could.    These
books  (now in  the Collingwood  Library)   I  placed  at  the  service  of thc
Council.     I    expressed    by    opinion
""THERE is just the possibility, not to say the probability
*��� that a few of the municipalities, South Vancouver
included, will bc obliged to ask for less and give more in
the matter of the bonds they will send for flotation in
the English financial market. The fact of the matter
is that the British financiers are getting about as much
as they can handle at the present time and they do not,
as a result, feel inclined to further burden themselves. In
addition to that, the kings of finance can get a higher
rate of interest for their investments in lands across the
sea outside Canada, than they can in the Dominion. Like
Oliver Twist, they want more and they mean to have it.
Now, at the coming elections, both city and municipal,
there will bc a large number of money bylaws submitted
to the ratepayers for their ratification or otherwise, and
thc outcome of all this will be to flood the English markets with bonds, not half of which will be sold. Within
the past twelve months, the City of Vancouver has had
experience of this sort of thing, and similar difficulties
were also encountered immediately outside the city.
Bearing this in mind, civic and municipal fathers should
hesitate before they go too far. The loss might fall in
two ways���first, they might, and no doubt will, receive,
a shorter price for the bonds, and, secondly, they will have
to give a better return to the takers. Meantime the bylaws
are being prepared. The ratepayers and property owners
would be well advised to think twice before they vote. .
r\URI.\'G the seven months from April 1 to November
**J 1 the immigration returns show that no less than
300,841 newcomers entered Canada. It has figured thai
to transport this number of immigrants, 601 trains of ten
cars each would bc required. While these arc remarkable
figures, thc most outstanding fact is that these 300,000
people have been absorbed almost as rapidly as they reached Canada. Without effort, Canada has been able to not
only provide work for this great army of new-comers,
but as eagerly calls for more.
It is anticipated that when thc Immigration Department
closes its year on March 31 next, Canada will have received something like 400,000 immigrants during tbe twelve
months. This represents a greater proportion than any
other country has received within the same time. It is
noteworthy that should the United States receive new
citizens at the rate of one to eighteen in one year the
population of that country would be increased to the extent of over five millions.
On this remarkable influx of new-comers, the Toronto
"Globe" says:
"Conditions in the factory and workshop are steadily
improving for the town-bred immigrant from Great Britain! There is still friction here and there where an Englishman���the Scot and the Ulsterman arc too "canny" so
t.i offend���begins to show thc colonial how they do things
"al home" But even in such cases there is a minimum of
friction, and a firm foundation for good-will after the
new-comer recognizes lhat "home" and Canada have different standards. On thc whole there is as little friction
as there is stress or strain in thc absorption of the great
masses of immigrants from Europe. In the case of the
Americans there is none at all, for in most instances they
are pioneers of experience who go straight to the land
they have chosen and begin to cultivate it with all the
speed that gasoline can provide.
"Thc filling up of thc Last Great West is one of thc
great events of our time. What will happen when the
curtain is rung down on the play? How will thc crowded
nations of Europe dispose of their swarming surplus
millions when America can no longer absorb them? The
answer to that question will be of vital interest to the
grandchildren of the immigrants of today."
simply as one who had studied the
subject; I bad not a nickel's interest
in the matter.
After careful consideration the
Council employed the "Water Wizard,"
paying him a fee. I do not know the
amount, but it was enough to bring
down a storm of abuse on the head
of the Reeve, the Council, the "Wizard," and on poor me, I being accused of baiting up "a fakir."
A Vancouver Island paper devoted
a page and a half to this���"Another
specimen of South Vancouver graft."
Let me quote a letter which will
speak for itself:
South  Vancouver  Municipal  Hall.
November 23, 1912.
To Mr. Jacob Zimmerman.
Dear Sir,���I am pleased to inform
you that the place you located for the
South Vancouver Municipality for
water, at the corner of Forty-fourth
Avenue and Victoria Road, has proved very satisfactory. We bored 500
feet, installed a pump and we are now
pumping approximately 300,000 gallons of thc purest water from this
well daily���I am, Sir, Yours,
Water Superintendent, South Vancouver Municipality.
This subject of "divining for water"
is very interesting. I have several
books on thc subject in the Collingwood Library.���Yours,  etc.,
Fellow  Royal  Historical  Society.
r\ESPATCHES from Portland tell of a shocking auto-
L/ mobile accident in that city when a five-year-old
boy endeavored to emulate the role of an "Injun" with a
number of small companions. In his_cndeavor to avoid
being "scalped" he ran in front of a fast moving auto and,
although the driver wrecked his car by running into a
train, the boy was instantly killed.
The incident emphasizes the necessity of more caution
on thc part of parents in restraining their children from
playing the roles of dime-novel heroes. The day of the
"scalping injttn" is gone and with it should go the practice
amongst children of mimicking picturesque characters
long since a relic of the past.
A CCORDING to Miss Tekla Multin, doctor of arts of
** Helsingfors University and member of the Finnish
Parliament, women talk less than men, at least in Finland.
Miss Multin gives as her reason why the fourteen women
in the Parliament get along so well with the men, thc
fact, proved by statistics, that the women members make
fewer and shorter speeches per capita than the men.
This  fact will no doubt be used  to advantage by the
women in their fight for suffrage.
The "Water Wizard," with his wand
Annexation versus  Incorporation
To  tbe  Editor of "The  Chinook"
Sir,���In connection with the question of annexation versus incorporation it would bc interesting and probably enlightening to hear lhe views of
some disinterested parties: men who
arc neither pandering to the electors
nor working for their own interests:
men, in short, who understand the
situation and yet have not an axe of
their own to grind. These one-tided
and biassed opinions are very misleading.
One of our honorable representatives iu an address before a ratepayers' association, undertook to compare thc city taxation to show how
much less he was taxed in South
Vancouver than in thc city; but he
forgot to tell us that he was comparing a 52-foot lot in D.L. 301 with a
30-foot lot in South Vancouver. Then
in the olher case he forgot to mention
thc position of his South Vancouver
lots altogether or their comparative
value with the city lot, and although
I am not well versed in such matters,
I should judge that would have something to do with the amount of taxes
to be paid on them.
Although the taxes in South Vancouver are high enough now, docs
anyone suppose that if the place is
incorporated the rate of taxation will
remain the same?
In the same address be scored the
City Council for failing to carry out
all its pledges in D.L. 301. Which of
the South Vancouver Councillors, may
I ask, have fulfilled all their pre-election promises?
Thc South Vancouver electors must
indeed be "devoid of judgment" if
they think that those who sit as the
representatives of the people arc
thinking (or working) primarily for
the ultimate good of the Municipality.
Many of us might be open to conviction cither one way or the other if
*v"e could hear good, sound reaseins
for or against annexation and vice
versa.���Yours, etc.,
South Vancouver, Nov. 26, 1912.
The People's Trust Co.
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Cleared Lots, 33 feet, high and dry, $550.   $50 cash, balance easy
One Cleared Lot, close to Eraser, facing south, 33 feet; $850.   $100
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This wil! be one of the finest shipments of bulbs that lias ever arrived here.
They have been thoroughly grown and matured in Holland, and arc iu every
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These bulbs, uith their long season's growth in Holland, will bc found perfect and sure to give utmost satisfaction.
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Tom's   Dream
It would soon be Tom's birthday,
and be Ut mother know that there
\ia? DO present he ibottld like s<j much
al a toy gun; bul lent night, abeeui
I week before the great day came,
he had a dream. He dreamt that
sejme eme gave him a gun���a real
one���and liej went with it into the
fields and began ihooting rabbits ami
birds, "Hang! Bangl Hang!" went
the gun, and away went the pour rabbits, without giving him time to hit
them, though lii- cruel bullets rli<1 kill
a link- bird. "Bravoi" said Tom.
rather pleased lee think hu was so
clever with his gun. "I will take this
bird In.nu.- and took him fur dinner."
But just when he was pulling the
bird iiit'e the bag he was filled with
fear to find all the rabbits had come
back again.
"Caleb him!" said one. "Hold him
tight," saiel another. "He shall go tee
priseeti for this." said a third. And,
before Tom could run away, he found
himself, quite suddenly, inside a small
cage, with Ins hands and feet chained
together, Thc cage was on a kind of
wheelbarrow, and the little bird he
had -b"t lay in front, Tom had hardly
noticed all this when one nf the rabbits lifted the handles e,f the barrow
and began lee wheel him away. All
the other rabbits crowded around,
shouting every now and then: "Take
him to the judge! Take him to the
judge!" Poor Tom's heart beat fast
with  fright,    "Oh,   I   wish   I  had not
had thai gun,'' he said.   "I wish "
Rut the barrow stopped suddenly. He
was in front of the judge, and the
judge was a very fierce looking old
rabbit indeed. "Here is the prisoner," said a voice behind Tom. "We
caught him shooting at us and thc
birds." "He shall get what he deserves," said the judge.    "I shall send
him for a year and a day to " But
before Tom cnuld hear mnre. the
great fright he was in woke him right
up, anil that very morning, while at
breakfast, he said tn mother: "Please.
Mother. T do not want a toy gun. T
should like a humming top instead."
���Infants'  Magazine.
tf    *    s,
Johnny's Pudding:   A New Game for
Any Number of Players Above Five
Johnny  is  the  leader  of   the  game.
) All lhe other players (except one
called "Old Greedy," who goes into a
! Corner of the room until later in the
i game) take the names of various ingredients in a plum pudding. Johnny
has a list of these,  and calls succes-
, sively:    "Johnny   wants  his  raisins,"
i "Johnny wants his suet," "Johnny
wants his flour," "Johnny wants his
butter," and so on,  and each player,
I when  thus  called,  takes  his  place in
J line behind Johnny. When all are arranged in this order, Johnny cries,
"Johnny's going to mix his pudding,"
and, followed by his train, jumps, hops
and runs about the room. Suddenly
Johnny claps his hands, upon which
the players quickly form a circle
rentnd him with joined hands, and lie
says, "Johnny's going to stir his pud-
jding," and they all dance round him
until he stamps with his foot, when the
j dance stops, and he cries, "Johnny's
going to eat his pudding," upon which
I "Old Greedy" rushes up shouting,
"No, he's not; 1 am," and tries to
break into the circle somewhere under
lhe joined hands. Should he succeed,
he becomes Johnny, but if he fails
after trying four times Johnny cries,
"The pudding boils over." and the
pudding circle breaks up and runs to
get seated, while Johnny pursues "Old
Greedy" and chases him out nf thc
ele       *        *
Teddy's  Fright
Uncle Jack hail just come back
from a long, long journey. He had
been all round 1 lie world, and as he
I..Id little Ella anil eight-year-old
Teddy all the strange things which
he had seen, their eyes grew big anil
round with wonder. Best of all lhe
stories, Teddy liked to hear about the
snakes which Uncle had seen in thc
jungles eef India, eer in the wild forests
of South  America.
"If I saw a snake 1 would be very
brave: I would lake a big slick and
kill it," Teddy said. He was a very
little boy, and rather vain.
Uncle emly laughed, "Ii you saw a
big snake you would try to run away,
Teddyj anil perhaps if you saw a little
snake ye m would not be any wiser
than some of lhe tiny black children,
who try to pick them up anil find out
that little snakes are inst as hail in
their way as big ones."
"Are they?" said Teddy; and Uncle
told him ot the different kinds of poison.,us snakes which looked so innocent and did so much harm.
One day Teddy came running indoors with baby Ella iu his arms. "A
snake!" lie said as soon as he could
"Where, Teddy?" said Uncle Jack.
"In the grass," Teddy sobbed. "A
little  one,   L'ncle Jack."
l'ncle Jack lifted Teddy 'in to his
shoulder ami went out into the gar-
ilen. "Let us both find it, Teddy,
L'p nearly six feet above tlie ground
Teddy grew brave. "Just about here,
L'ncle Jack. There it is! Is it a little
karail. L'ncle?" Teddy was very pleased to be able to say the name of one
'el   lhe  poisonous snakes.
"Oh, Teddy, Teddy!" Uncle picked
up the pretty little light-brown e.bject.
It began to twist itself round his fin-
ger>. "It's a blind-worm, e.r slow.
worm as some people call it, and can't
hurt anybody.    Look!"
Teddy hung his head in shame.
"And I  was not brave a bit," he said.
"Yes," Uncle Jack answered. "You
were brave; you could have run faster
without  Ella!"
"Why, I would not have left Ella!"
Teddy said.
"Ah. then. T think after all ye>n were
very much brave, than you knew.
Teddy, because that is one mark of
real bravery���to care first for the
weak and  helpless"
* *      *
Yotttk i.  the springtime of life.    It
is the 'one lo acquire information, so
that we may show it off in after years
and oaralyze people with what    we
know.   The wise youth will "lay low"
till he gets a whole lot of knowledge,
] and then in later days turn it loose in
i an    abrupt manner.    He will    guard
against telling what he knows, a little
at a time.    That is unwise.    I  once
knew a youth who wore himself out
; telling people all  he know  from day
i lo   day,   so  that   when  he  became  a
bald-headed  man  he  was utterly ex-
j hausled and didn't have any thing left
j to  tell  anyone.    Some  of thc  things
| that we know should bc saved for our
own use.   Thc man who sheds all his
, knowledge and  doesn't  leave enough
tn keep house with fools himself.
���Bill Nye
* ef        *
Red and Black Rain
In   certain   parts  of  Spain    during
i last  winter  red  and  black  snow  fell.
The phenomenon is explained as being
; due to the presence in the atmosphere
!in  unusual quantities of certain  min-
; eral   salts.     History  mentions  a   day
i wdien "the heavens rained blood."    In
the  Middle Ages such an occurrence
was  accepted as predicting    war    or
famine,  or,  at any rate,  shedding of
' blood.    The  presence of a micro-or-
' ganism   seems  always  to  accompany
i red   rain.     In  volcanic   regions  gray
| hail  is  relatively  common.    In  Sicily
this   has   been   observed   very   often,
! because  the  higher layers  of the atmosphere  arc  filled  with  ashes  from
Mount  Etna.    During the    past century  there  have  been  black  rains  in
1 England twice, and on both occasions
' the color was due to the presence of
micro organisms.
A curious fall of red snow is observed sometimes in the Alps iii
soring, but black snow is a rarity.
This spring in the mountains that
surround the Valley of Emmen snow
of a dirty grayish black has been noticed. It formed a crust of snme
centimeters in thickness and extend-
| ed over the white snnw which hael
fallen on previous days. This strange'
occurrence has not been satisfactorily
explained, but it is supposed that the
volcanic ashes from Etna were carried by the winds and precipitated by
the  dampness  nf the  air.
* ee>     *
The Value of Bees
ll has been estimated that the
annual production of honey in the
L'nited Stales amounts to the value
.if $20,000,000. Bul, according to the
Bureau of Entomology, their production of honey is not the most
valuable service that bee1- render, since
their work in fertilizing the blossoms
of fruit trees is worlii more than
$20,000,000 every year. Because of the
recent development of contagious disease among bees, il has been recommended that apiculture be nol popularized, but rather lhat it bc confined
tei specialists having a sufficient financial stake in the business to insure proper attention lei the health
eef lhe bees.
Home Office, Pacific Building, Vancouver, B. C.
The modern Loan and Investment
Company, a development of recent
year-, ha- proved a bejon to great
numbers of workingineii and others
having limited capital, for through
them it has been made possible lor
such perse,ns u, secure bomeS by buying or building after their own designs and paying for them in small
monthly instalments.
The Canadian Home Investment
Company sells Investment Home
Purchasing Contracts, under which,
by making monthly payments of six
dollars, the lieddtr is enabled in his
turn to secure a loan to assist him tei
buy e,r build, to pay off a mortgage
bearing a high rate of interest, or io
otherwise improve and devehip his
The plan rff operation is very simple'; when the aggregate of the monthly contribution's is sufficient a loan is
made, each Contract Holder in the
series being entitled to his loan in
numerical order, credit being given
each borrower for amount of his
contributions less a small sum for expenses as provided for in the contract. The borrower then repays
$7.50 per month and interest on each
$l.f)00 borrowed, giving him ten and a
half years in which to repay the loan,
interest being charged at only 5 per
cent, per annum. A feature of these
mortgages is thc provision under
which the whole or any part of the
indebtedness may be paid at the time
of any monllilv payment without any
bonus be'ing charged.
Many in the Western provinces and
more recently throughout the Dominion have taken advantage of tlii = plan
and are now possessed of commodious
homes or have paid riff loans bearing
a high rate of interest, replacing them
bv mortgages in this company.
The investment feature has also attracted wide interest find the sale of
contracts to investors has been large.
This feature provides that those who
do not want to borrow may. wdien
their turn enmes for a loan, surrender to the comoany their riirht thereto
and   receive,  in   addition   to  all   their
W'e have one of the choicest selections nf CHRIST-
MAS PRESENTS in Greater Vancouver.
You are not doing yourself
JUSTICE if you do not PAY
US A VISIT before buying.
Our prices are right. Our
attention the verv best.
Parkyte Closets
20  Per Cent. Reduction  on
Parkyte Closets for One
Week Only
When you want a STOVE
or RAXOH. get the benefit
of our long experience.
G. E. McBride & Co.
Sixteenth and Main  Street
Forty-ninth and Fraser Street
Phone : Fairmont 899
Local representative of the Canadian
lb.nie Investment Company
We have about fifty doors
in stock sizes that we want
to sell. We have too many
on hand, and have decided to
sell just fifty of them.
| J We Guarantee
every one of them. They will
not last long at the price
contributions, a cash bonus which will
net them a handsome return on their
The business of the company is ably!
managed and is supervised by a directorate of well-known, influential,
and experienced business men in high
standing in the community. The
company operates throughout Canada, having twenty-five branch offices, and a field force of close to two
hundred men. Their home office is
lhe second floor, Pacific Building.
Vancouver, where a large staff is cm-
Though the company has been es-
tablished only a little over two years,
their business has assumed such large
I proportions that the directorate now
| have in contemplation thc erection of
a    substantial     office     building     in
Vancouver,    The  company's  officers
are: J. K. Seymour, president; Col. I.
Duff Stuart and lion. Dr. R. E. Mc-
Kechnie, vice-presidents; A. McKech-
nie,   general     manager,   and   P.     A.
Brodie, secretary.
The local representative of the com-
jpany is Mr. W. J. Stolliday, whose n<l-
dress is 34 Thirty second Avenue East,
South Vancouver. He would bc pleas-
d to explain this plan at any time.
PHONE:   Fairmont 429
Cromwell House
Cromwell House, Highgate, England, whose famous staircase is in
danger of American acquisition, faces
Lauderdale House, which dates from
the year of Charles II.'s Restoration.
This mansion of "the tyrant deputy
of Scotland" appears to have been extensively loaned to Lauderdale's Royal master, and abounds with legends
of Nell Gwynne, possibly the best of
Charles' harem. Lauderdale House
now serves as the refreshment pavilion of Waterlow Park. In the wall
of that pleasaunce a tablet marks the
spot where formerly stood the cottage of Andrew Marvell, the poet,
patriot and friend of Milton. It was
abolished in the late sixties, when the
property came into the possession of
Sir Sydney Waterlow.
A Queenly Rebuke
"Queen Victoria once administered
a particularly apt rebuke to a certain
Mistress of the Robes. A day and an
hour had been appointed for a certain
public ceremony in which the Queen
was to take part. The hour had arrived, and of all the Court the Duchess
alone was absent. The Queen gave
vent more than once to her impatience,
and at last, just as she was about to
enter her carriage without her first
lady-of-honor, thc Duchess, in breathless haste, made her appearance,
stammering out faint words of excuse.
'My dear Duchess,' said the Queen,
smiling. 'I think you must have a bad
watch,' and she unloosed from her
neck the chain of a magnificent watch
which she herself wore, and passed it
round the neck of the offender."���My
Own Times, bv Lady Dorothy Nevill.
Dancing  Girls  with  "The  Travellers" at thc Pantages this wSvic
A Hindu's Strange Vow.
Hindus    have   many ceremonies in
connection with their hair.    In times
of    sickness    both    men and women
I may vow to a certain god that, in the
event  of  recovery,  they  will  make  a
i pilgrimage to its shrine and offer up
j their hair. When such a vow is upon
a  man, he will not shave at all. but
| allow all his hair to grow, until he
may bc able tei make the pilgrimage
and carry into effect his vow. As a
rule, a Hindu's head is clean shaven,
except for a top-knot of greater or
less size.
Some only shave portions of the
scalp, and leave the hair at the back,
which is generally twisted into a
knot. One man, seen recently, had a
great mass of thick, tumbled hair. It
seemed as if it stood on end in the
front. When asked the reason, he
said he had made a vow to a god that
if that god granted him a son he
would dedicate his hair. The son had
been granted, and now he was allowing his hair to grow in order to go to
the shrine of the god invoked, and
with due ceremony be clean shaven.
��   *   *
An Earnest Old Maid
An earnest old maid from Legralf
Made a dress from a yard and a half.
She said that she knew
She could have made two
But   she  feared  the    old    bachelors
would lalf.
Call or Phone, Fair. 1659
*   *
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone :  Fair.  1659
tor the collection ot garbage can now be purchased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue,  as  provided  by  the tylaw.
Box  1224.   South  Vancouver.
To whom it "May Concern :
TAKE NOTICE, that licences are now due
by   all   hawkers,   peddlers,   express   and  draymen,  doing  business  in  South  Vancouver.
Any hawker, peddler, express and drayman
Found doing business of this nature within
the Municipality without a South Vancouver
Licence will he prosecuted as provided by the
Trades  Licence   Bylaw.
Chief of Police.
Dated July 31,  1912.
The Government Auditing Commissioner of
the above-named Municipality will have his
office open from 10 to 11 in the forenoon of
each day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for the purpose of
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner may be present and may make any
objection to such accounts as are before thi*
ORCHARDS: Payments
extending over four years
and seven months, WITHOUT INTEREST. We pay
taxes and water rates.
Delivery at the end of five
years: A Bearing Orchard.
Payments, $100 cash, balance $120 per annum, equalling $650 per acre, all told.
Write us for any further
& Ritchie
-.    510 Homer Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone Sey 2940
Patronize the
Province Renovatory
South Vancouver's Pioneer
Dry-Cleaniug and Dyeing Works
Work and Prices Right
4136 Main St.        Cot. of 25th Avenue
When a fox was being hotly pur-!
-ui'il by a deeg he said to him, "Thou !
art not acting thus towards me be- j
cause- of thy strength but because of'
my feebleness; if this be not so, go
and try to catch a we elf."
* *    *
"I was out motoring the other
"Yes: and I came to a river, but
could find no means of getting my
machine across."
"Well, what did you do?"
"Oh, I just sat down and thought
it over."
* *   *
The teacher in natural history had
received more or less satisfactory replies to her questions, the "Delineator" asserts, and finally she asked:
"What little boy can tell me where
the home of the swallow is?"
I.ong silence, then a hand waved.
"Well,  Bobbie, where is it?"
1    "Thc home of the swallow," declared
Robbie,    seriously,   "is  in   the  stum-
* *    *
An old Englishwoman, who was extremely stout, was making vain efforts
to enter the rear door of an omnibus. |
The amused driver leaned over good-
naturedly, and said in a confidential
! tone:
"Try sideways, mother, try sideways!"
The old woman looked up breathlessly,  and  replied:
"Why. bless yc, James, I ain't got
no sideways."
* ej.       *
"1 heard that you were going to bc
married to Archie  Blucblood, Esther, j
Is it true?" asked one young society
woman of another.
"Bc married to him? I should say
not I Why, I wouldn't know what to
do with him! He can't ride, play-
tennis, golf or drive a motor car!"
"W.ell." said the friend, "he can
swim beautifully, you know."
"Vou wouldn't want a husband that
you had to keep in an aquarium,
would you?"
* *    *
"So you've broken off your engagement with Miss Smarte?" asked the inquisitive friend.
His victim  shook his head.
"No," he replied; "I didn't break it
"Oh, then she broke it off?"
"No,"  answered   the  young    man,
enjoying his friend's growing wonder.
"But   it   is   broken   off,   isn't   it?"
i persisted the curious one.
"Oh, yes!" explained the young
[ man gently. "She told me what her
j dressmaker's yearly bill was, and 1
| told her what my income vvas; then
lour engagement gently dissolved."
ele       *      *
A   city  man   who   had  made   good
financially and socially, was showing
his country friend over his newly built
I house.    It   was   furnished   most  lux
uriously, and as one room after another was visited the farmer's silence
increased. The city man, thinking his
olel country Mend was too full for
utterance, asked him, when the last
room, with its heavy furnishings, was
inspected, "Well, Jeisiah, what do you
think of it all?"
"I've been thinkin', Henry." replied   thc   farmer,  "what  an   all-fired
jeib voti'd have if you had ter move."
* *    *
Sir Robert Walpole was fond of
billiards, at which his friend, Dr. Mon-
fey, very much excelled him.
"How happens it," said Sir Robert,
in his social hour, "that nobody will
beat me at billiards, or contradict
ine. but Dr. Monfey?"
"They get," said the doctor, "places;
I  get���a  dinner,  and  praise."
* *    *
"Mrs. Codgers is dreadfully afraid
of embonpoint," remarked Mrs. Gad-
"Is that so?" chirped Mrs. Wopper.
"My favorite awnt had it, and the poor
thing just wasted away!"
* *    *
Mrs. Newly Wedd: Is this the taxidermist?
Man on the Telephone: Yes, ma'am
Mrs.  N. Wedd:    You stuff   birds,
don't you?
Man: We sure do. ma'am
Mrs. N. Wedd: Well, how much
would you charge to come up here
and stuff thc turkey we're going to
have for Christmas dinner? I myself
don't know how.
* *    *
The minister of a country church
was greatly annoyed on Sundays by
the women turning every time anyone
came in. The next time he preached
he gave out the following notice;
"So that you need not turn round I
will call out the name of the person or
persons entering this church during
service." Then he started: "Dearly
beloved brethcr���Farmer Jacobs and
his wife���in the seventh chapter���Mrs.
Brown and baby���of the first book���
Mr. and Mrs. Smith with a new hat
on." Here he discovered his mistake,
but it was too late. All the women
in the place had looked round.
* *    *
Lewis XIV. playing at backgammon
had a doubtful throw. A dispute arose
and the surrounding courtiers all remained silent. The Count de Gramont
happened to come in at the instant.
"Decide the matter," said the King
to him.
"Sire," said the Count, "your Majesty is in  the wrong."
"How!" replied thc King, "can you
decide, without knowing the question ?"
"Because," said the Count, "had the
matter been doubtful, all these gentlemen present would have given in for
your Majesty."
ele        *        *
A doctor who had a custom of cultivating the lawn and walking in front of
Wood Pavements Make Cool Streets
Everybody realizes that some pavements
seem to refract more heat than others. Sheet
asphalt, for example, is notoriously hot, and
under a summer sun throws up a tropical heat
which is distressing.
The city chemist of Trenton, N. J., has made
the first scientific examination of this point.
Samples of the various pavements were built,
thermometers were installed, and records
taken at hourly intervals for twenty-four
hours. The results showed that sheet asphalt
and asphalt blocks were the hottest pavements.
Sheet asphalt averaged five degrees higher
than wood block, and reached its highest temperature an hour earlier.
The advantage of this coolness of wood
block pavement to merchants in business streets
must bc obvious. Pedestrians instinctively
avoid the streets which seem hot, and the effect of a hot pavement on retail trade on hot
summer days must certainly be considerable,
on the same principle that the shady side of
the street is the best for summer trade.
Wood Block Pavement has the extreme advantage of noiselessness and great durability
under heavy traffic. Competitive tests have
repeatedly shown it to be superior in durability
to granite block, which formerly was the most
durable pavement known. On streets like
Broadway, New York; Dearborn Street,
Chicago; Tremont Street, Boston; and Market Street, Philadelphia, it is nu.v demonstrating the superiority of its resilient resistance
to the hammering of heavy traffic.
On a few days of the year, under rare storm
conditions, such as a light, dry snow or a thin
sleet, wood block pavements furnish inferior
footing to granite blocks, but. the wood block
is no worse in such weather than sheet asphalt
or brick. On other days of the year, wood
block pavement attracts traffic, for drivers
find that in proportion to its smoothness it
furnishes superior footing, and permits greater
speed and heavier loads than are possible with
any other type of pavement.
Dominion Wood Blocks are Manufactured
in South Vancouver
by the
Dominion Creosoting Co. Limited
his home every spring engaged j
O'Brien to do the jib. He went away
leer lliree days and when lie returned
found O'Brien waiting lor bis money.
The deector was neet satisfied with bis
work and said:
'O'Brien, the walk is covered with
gravel and dirt and in my estimation
It'i a bad job."
O'Brien looked at him in surprise
for a moment and replied:
"Sliure, doc, there's many a bad
jeib of yours covered with gravel and
Robert W. Chambers, the novelist,
was correcting proofs at a desk in his
"Typographical errors are the banc
eef all writers," he said. "The other day
Mr. Roosevelt was advocating 'the
purity of the ballot'���he'd sacrifice
himself to brine about 'the purity of
the ballot.' But in my paper the typesetter made it read the purity of the
"I did once suffer myself���not in a
booVi in a speech. I was addressing
a Scottish literary society, and I began with the words 'Brither Scots!'
"But the typesetter made me begin:
'Brither Sots!'"
*       ��      *
l'nited States Judge Emory Speer,
of the southern district of Georgia, recently had before his court a typical
Georgia mountaineer on a charge of
illicit distilling.
"What's your name?" demanded thc
"Joshua, jedge," drawled the prisoner.
"Joshua, who made thc sun stand
still?" smiled thc judge, in amusement
at the laconic answer.
"No, sir. Joshua who made thc
moon shine," answered the quick-
i witted mountaineer.
And it is needless to say that Judge
Spcer made thc sentence as light as
he possibly could.
"A little girl at our morning service yesterday," said the Rev. James
E. Craig, "knelt beside her mother
while the commandments were being
read. When thc rector read: 'On these
two commandments hang all of the
law and thc prophets,' the little girl
" 'Mamma, how many'	
"'Shi' hissed her mamma.
"'But mamma, how many prophets
arc there?'
" 'Why, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Habba-
kuk, Jonah, Ilaggai. Malachi. Zephan-
ali, dearie. I can't think of all of them
without looking them up. hut I fancy
there must have been about twenty.'
"'Twenty? And they hanged 'em
all  on two commandments?'"
He was a Scottish advocate, and in
his pleading he had several times pronounced thc word "enow" for enough.
"Mr. ���," the judge remarked at
length, "in England we sound the
'ough' as  'uff���'enuff,'  not 'enow.'"
"Vera weel, ma lord," continued the
self-possessed pleader, "of this we
have said enuff; and I come, ma lord,
to the subdivision of thc land in dispute. It was apportioned, ma lord,
into what in England would be called
plnffland���a pluffland being as much
land as a pluffman can pluff in one
dav. and pluffmen "
But his lordship could not withstand
the ready repartee, and burst into a
laugh, saying:
"Pray  proceed,  Mr. ,���;  we  know
'enow' of the Scottish language to tin.
dcrstand your arguments."'
*    *    *
A Harvard student, who, for obvious reasons, does not care to have
his name appear, passed up this one:
"A cousin of mine in the western part
of the State came to Boston for a
visit, and dropped out at Cambridge
to call on mc. He asked if he could
bare my room with me that night,
and I told him he could if he came in
early enough. He started for a theatre, and when midnight came without
any trace of him I called in my regular room-mate, who had sought quarters elsewhere to make room for my
cousin. I decided that my relative was
ge,ing to make a night of it in town.
"We had hardly got to sleep, however, when he came in, packing a highly flavored breath. We said nothing,
anil he soon climbed into ttw led with
us. Everything was quiet for a few
minutes, when suddenly he sat up, put j
his mouth close to my ear and wish-
pered: 'Jim, there arc six feet in this
lied!' 'Forget it,' I said, 'you're
crazy.' With that he climbed out,
groped his way around to the foot of
the bed and began to paw our feet.
'You're right,' he said, after a minute.
'I've counted 'em and there's only
*    *   *
A fellow-passenger occupying a
seat in a railway coach behiivl the
late Archbishop Ryan, of Philadelphia, and Bishop Blank, of Mississippi, both members of the Roman
Catholic hierarchy, became much interested in the fact that other of the
passengers accosted the reverend
gentlemen by differing titles. Finally
he leaned forward and deferentially
began to question them.
"Excuse me, gentlemen," he said,
"but I would like to ask you a question."
The archbishop turned with the
genial smile to be expected from one
of his large and benevolent physi iue
and said:
"It shall be answered, sir, with
pleasure, if possible."
"Well," said the man, "I notice that
you, sir, are accosted both as 'Arch'
and 'Your Grace,' while this gentleman," turning to Bishop Blank, whose
thin, ascetic figure contrasted sharply with that of his travelling companion, "is always called 'Bishop.'
Now I have noticed also that you
both wear the same clerical cut of
clothes and that you both wear a gold
cross, chain and signet ring, and I am
puzzled to know just what is the difference between you."
"Why, my dear sir," replied the
archbishop, with a broad smile and
comprehensive gesture, indicating the
magnificent curve outlined beneath
his clerical waistcoat, "the main difference is. as you see, only a matter
of 'arch.'"
For Sound Investment Buy Lots in
At the corner of Boundary Road and River Road. There is no
better located property in South Vancouver���at the price���on the
terms���with tiie wonderful view���the beautiful southern slope���
the perfect contour���CLEARED���the possibilities and assurance
Price $550. Terms $15 cash. $15 per month, or with an increased cash payment we will make the deferred payments quarterly, half-yearly, or yearly, as desired by thc purchaser.
Room 105, 25 Hastings Street East, opposite Holden Building
Phone : Seymour 2201
Collingwood  Homesites
Every thinking man should realize that in continuing to
pay rent he is not providing for the future of his family.
For a very small cash payment a splendid Homesite may
be secured in our Collingwood Terrace Subdivision.
This subdivision runs from Westminster Road back to the
Central Park tram line, Aberdeen Street being the western
boundary. There being no building restrictions, any
purchaser may erect a modest cottage to suit his circumstances.
The Lots are ready to be built on, are high anil free from
water. Electric light and City water are available. Lots
may be purchased for $30 cash and $10 per month. Ask
for full particulars.
National  Finance   Company
PhoHe : Seymour 9560 Corner Pender and Hamilton
Real Estate Department
Private Exchange Connecting  all  Departments
Why Should I Buy on Bridge Street?
Because   Bridge   Street   is   the
backbone of the City.
Because   developments   are   at
hand that will cause prices to
Because it will eventually become the main artery for the
conveyance of freight and merchandise to and from the North
Arm harbour.
Because every lot is high and
dry, with a Southern slope.
Because title is good, being indefeasible.
Because it is a future carline
Because thc centre of a growing
city is always a good place to
invest in.
Because of its proximity to the
North Arm freshwater harbour.
When you buy, buy right!
Because this district will eventually outstrip in value all that
which lies between 30th and
Rosenberg Road.
Because the incoming industry,
which never fails to follow the
line of shipping will cause the
vacant land to bc solidly built
up with warehouses, elevators,
and wc hope factories, as factory sites arc cheap here.
Because prices and terms arc
well within YOUR reach.
Lastly, because you don't have
to go "off the map" to inspect
the property. Simply take the
car to the corner of Main Street
and River Road and walk west
eight blocks. Our man resides
there, and will be pleased to
see you.
Bridge Street is as Good as Gold!
Phone : Coll. 18
Branch : Cor. River Rd. and Ash St.
"Coal Strike"
Stove Wood���14 inch Lengths
$3.50 per Load
Corner Bodwell Road and Ontario Street
Phone : Fraser No. 41 Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thorne  Metal  Store  Front  Bars,  Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders pronptly attended to The price is right
A Mild Smoke
^.^SPcxrmG ARENA
25, 1912.
SPEND : : : : :
Fairmont Pool Room
(Bryant  Block)
The best tables in South Vancouver. Everything new. Personal attention by the proprietor, D. D. Den-
Cigars, Tobacco and Candy
House Ltd.
Cor. Hastings & Abbott
Also 77 Hastings West
Special Rates to Municipal
Hall and other South Vancouver points.
By presenting this advertisement you will receive 5
per cent, discount on regular j
, t-v i_ Little time was lost by the Coast |That it docs fail is abundantly app&r-
purchases    Up    tO    December ] magnates   when   it   became   definitely ; cut   from   the  items of  fe,e,tball  news
known that the Coast and the East I which flood the columns of onr news-
would not agree upon a Hockey Cenn-1 papers.
mission this winter. Several oi the | There is little or no doubt that pre,.
best known hockey stars in the East! fessionalism, League professionalism,
were on their way to the C'east al-1 really dominates the ruling beedy. Tbe
most as soon as the news became Football Association may deny this
known that the war was on. Failing Iindignantly, may even feel convinced
to come to satisfactory terms, the I its indignation is justified, but r 11>-
Patrick Brothers seem to have been I fact remains that thc Amateur Foot-
pretty well equipped for a struggle ball Association said a true word when
for thc best hockey talent on the mar- H asserted, at the time of the split,
ket. i that League influence was supreme  on
As a result of the latest turns in the the council.   Ever since 1885, when the
hockey arena it loeiks as if the Coast  Football Association was captured by
.dubs, during thc approaching season,Iprovincial professional clubs, the ten-
will be even stronger than a year ago, I dency has been for thc interests of
when lhe experts picked them as thei real -1,. .r t tee be pushed further and
best in Canada. The fans in the- , further into the background.
Coasl cities therefore appear to be1 Protests have been made from time
the e.nis win, will benefit most tjy i t'> time, but the Pootball Association
ibis warfare in being guaranteed even has always fought a losing fight
a better brand eef hockey than a year against the shekels of the wealthy
age. when it was thought that the , clubs. Its interference at the time of
liigh-waier mark eef the game in Can-1 the League "boycott" soon after the
j ada had been  reached. I establishment of that competition eliel
The arrival  of several players from I ��'""'��� bul when the iniquitous transfer
the  Last  will  necessarily mean  a  re- j system was questioned the Leagueiput
construction  of the Coast clubs.    A
| meeting  of   the   Patrick   Brothers   is
billed to lake place in Vancouver this
,       i     ,. ,.   ���, i week and before this is read there may
For quick sale, $,!5.00 cash;,,,, ��� ������,���,,��� ,)f |ntereltin. annoonc/.
ments as to the lineup of the different teams. Work on the New Westminster rink is being rushed ahead as
! rapidly   ,-is   possible  and   the   players'which
j now on the Coast are quickly round-1 ceeds
ing into form for a strenuous season
Two Good Lots
1 On   58th,   near   Main,   facing   South.
' balance 3 years
D. W. Grimmett
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Phone : F. 1121R
Geo. Jones
Lame and Interfering horses will
receive special care and attention.
All kinds of hand-made shoes, running shoes, running plates, toe
plates,  etc.
All horses entrusted to mc will receive  every  care  and  attention.
571 Beatty Street
Arrangements for the staging of the
Western Bowling Congress in Vancouver next year are going ahead
rapidly, and everything points to the
tourney being one of the best ever
held on the Pacific Coast. It has practically been decided to stage thc congress on one of thc local alleys and not
Pannra Sack l'ay down "new wood," which would
VailUia, kHUBi | C0S( a whole lot of more money and
a great deal of trouble. The name
of the alleys is not definitely known
at present but announcement to this
effect will bc made when the papers
for the base of the place are signed
up. The alleys are the most centrally
located in the city, and it is safe to
say that a better set could not bc
found. Every car in thc city runs
within two or three of them and there
arc just enough alleys to run the congress off in record time.
The work of raising the money to
stage the tourney will be gone ahead
wilh right away. Messrs. Hagcr, Mc.
Intyre, Morris, Moe and Cliburn have
already decided on a plan of campaign and it is expected that enough
cash will lie' in the bank before the
nd nf the year to stage the tourney
Buy Inside Lots in
Five lines of railway operate now into
this new fast-growing Prairie City.
Inside property at first cost, from
$200 per lot.    Terms.
514-515 Dominion Trust Building
E. Yamashita
its back to the wall and sinewed its
teeth, with the result that the Foot-
ball Association actually incorporated
the system in its own rules, where it
remains unaltered in its essentials te.
this day,
The trade in players has become lo
remunerative that there are clubs
entirely exist upon the pr.e-
f their yearly "clearance sales."
The figures have gone up each year, j
so that while a player of unique gift-.
like Crabtree of Aston Villa, was
bought for ��250. a back such as Gladwin of Blackpool fetches ��1,250 (of
which ��1.100 was profit!; a centre]
|forward such as Hibbert eef Newcastle
goes fe,r ��1,950 (about ��1,250 profit);
Jock Simpson of Blackburn Reivers
costs ��1.850 (��1,350 profit); while
Douglas of Chelsea has been priced,
though not sold, at  ��2,000.
We have not reached the limit yel.
for Everton the other day tempted
the unfortunate Preston North End
with ��3,000 feer three players, but had
te, be content with paying ��1.000 fe.r
Wareing (��270 profit); and another
Lancashire club is reported to be willing to give ��2.500 for a decent centre
forward. With these great sums of
money passing, the inducement to an
unscrupulous player to make his club
anxious tee sell him is apparent. It
is significant that not even the members of thc League believe the trans
fer system to bc fair. They claim that;
it is "expedient," no more. Ethical I
considerations they leave to the Foot-1
ball  Association.
Vegetables of All Kinds
Work  has  already begun  in   Berlin
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
Tins has the following attributes :
*& Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
<J Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
*& Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
Q The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
4] Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C
If that proves to he the case then the on the Olympic Stadium for the year
1916, ami ils opening will take place
next year, when speerls will be held
there tee celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Kaiser's accession,
The Stadium is tei lie in the middle
eef ihe large Grunewald race-course,
which is itself an immense clearing
in ilu- fir forest which stretches away
on the west sitle of Berlin. It will be'
I half an hour's journey by train from
'the centre of the cily.   The mi si n  '
coming congress will undoubtedly be
the best ever, and the game in Vancouver will get a big boost all round.
*        *        ei,
Fixing a lightweight champion is
almost as hard a task as electing a
President for the United States. One
day the fight fans arc convinced that
thc title rests in the hands of Joe
Bayley,  while   the  next  day's  papers
announce that "Fighting Dick"  lly- ���.,,,,,, ,���,,���,���.,. in which it wiii differ i>.���
land or some other celebrity, has the  the Stadium al Shepherd's Bush, Lon
| firmer hold on the belt
t battle
Some of iln
,B  that the swimming tank will
greatest battles of the world are fought L0, be  in  ,,���. ]inr ,������ ,,���. encjrcijng
through the columns of the sporting  buildings.   The inside track of the two
pages  and   this   bayley 11 j land   con- tha|  ,.,���.;..,), ,|u. German Stadium is
trovery is one of the number. for   runnjng)   a,���i   ,v;n   be   4.17  yards
It will come as something of a re- hon���    The outer one is for cycle races
lief tn the fans there ore to know that Lnd win ,���. 72t) yards in lengthi About
these   wlelders   ol   the  padded   mitts twenty small bedrooms will be pro-
have at last decided to go to the mat. \ vi,,,,,,' ,-,���.   t]u,   ���,,.   ,,,-  ,,���,���,   w,1((  ,,
Ihis seems the most reasonable way   tlK.ir  ,,..,;,���������,_,  either  50  early in  the
morning or so late at night that they
do not wish to have to make the journey from or tei the city. The Stadium
will seat about 18.000". and there will
bc Standing room for 12.000. The
seals will bc open t'e the sky.
of settling this dispute. For the sake
of the hungry fans, however, il is to
j be hoped that one of them will show
such superiority that the title may
no longer rest in doubt,
* *    *
I A few weeks ago there was dropped
i upon John E. Swarts' farm, two miles
Kent of Wingham, Ont, a foal that has
the  fastest  speed   inheritance  of  any
harness   horse   that   was   ever   foaled
iu the Dominion of Canada.
This precocious youngster is by Hal
B. Jr., 2.03, the fastest pacing stallion
ever foaled in Canada, and ils dam is
no less than Darkey Hal, 2.02 1-4, the
fastest mere ever foaled in this coun-
The illustrious baby is a brown filly,
and in the opinion eef a local expert
who had the privilege of seeing it the
other day, is one of the best-looking
things of its kind that has yet appeared. Mr. Swarts, who owns the
| filly and her dam, Darkey Hal, has
named the newcomer Louise Hal, in
honor of his wife.
Darkey Haly, by the way, will never
be raced again; in fact, according to
her owner's present plans, she will
never be harnessed again. The mare
looks fine at the present time, and it
is Mr. Swarts's intention to keep her
for breeding purposes.
* *    *
The Football Association, wc are
told, is considering the most appropriate method of celebrating its
jubilee. It might be worth while for
its councillors, before coming to a decision, to look back upon the history
of the game under their rule, and ask
themselves whether all is well with it.
I venture to say that if they are honest with themselves they will be forced to the conclusion that the morality
of professional football was never at
a lower ebb, and that the tone of
everyone concerned���directors, players, officials and spectators��� has deplorably deteriorated within the last [part going its individual way to pro-
twenty years. If that bc conceded, it duce a family. Lower still in the vital
would seem appropriate that the Foot- scale is the first known form of or-
ball Association should begin reform-j ganic life, protoplasm���a thing of no
ing   itself   preparatory   ter   reforming | developed   organs,   a   mass  of  living
The Chemical Production of Life
Everything in nature is connected
and in close relationship. Thc divisions
established by man in nature, and
classified by him as botanical, mineral-
ogical and zoological, exist in the mind
rather than in fact. All the formations
of animate or inanimate matter, every
manifestation of the teeming life of
earth freun the rudimentary alga, the
tiny moth, and the butterfly to the
ion and the eagle is a link in the chain
of life. In sonic cases it is difficult
to distinguish the animal from the
vegetable; the difference is imperceptible and so slight, sei indistinctly
marked that science hesitates to draw
thc line. The sea anemone and the
sea chrysanthemum have all the grace
and beauty of flowers and all the animation and mobility of animals; they
look like flowers, but they arc endowed with an organism which cannot be
found in any form of vegetable
Human investigation has classified
life, but has not grasped all its mysteries. Near the far-off frontiers of
life the explorer finds the enigmatical
creatures which lie sleeping between
the organic and the inorganic worlds.
These are beings so small that they
seem to bc nothing but the moss upon
the ground, creatures with transparent
bodies lying like living lace on thc tall
grass and the rocks; and still lower
are thc invisible but formidable hordes
of thc protozoa.
One member of the family of thc
vorticcllidsc produces a million young
in one day, which mature and attain
old age sixty minutes after birth and
then  rend themselves asunder,    each
others, writes  Spectator in  the  Lon
don "Daily Mail."
Probably a million people watch
professional football of one kind or
another every Saturday. One may regret that more of them do not play
themselves, or arc not able to play,
but there they are���a million people
who pay their money to sec a game
which shall demonstrate the value of
self-control, discipline, endurance and
co-operation, or it fails in its purpose.
jcllv. Protoplasm is the awakening
of life; below it all is inanimate. Possibly the beginning of life is purely
Thc future will show how the creations of chemistry are related to living
vegetable forms. There have been
brought into existence weeds like
alga?, chemical mushrooms, and verv
pretty flowers and leaves and plants.
with stems li'e the stems of vegetable growth    If a small ball composed
Band every Evening and Saturday  Afternoon
10   a.m  25c
3 p.m  35c
8:15 p.m  50c
Chil.lren 15c
Special attention given puhlic and privite hanquets.
Beautifully located, restful surroundings, unexcelled dining-room. We will be honored by South Vancouver patronage.
A. G. Halstead
Hotel Headquarters, Vancouver Automobile Club
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We  carry  everything  in   the  Liquor  Line
No order too small, and none too large   for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our  Store every  Friday  morning at 9 a.m.
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
Nabob Tea
lMPOnTtD.aLtee,Dtn A  PehCACD OV
!U.lL,YDOl'CLAS��C0.LT<> VANCOUVER  ,rS-"iVi'v''"BC
Your Grocer Will Supply \ ou; If
not,  try  Your   Neighbor's Grocer
Kelly, DoUglaS & Co. Ltd. Vancouver,  B. C.
eef sulphate of copper and finely powdered sugar jusily proportioned is
dipped in a liquid composed of water,
gelatine, ferrocyanidc of potassium,
and salt, at a certain temperature, the
artificial seed soon gives signs of
meilecular activity; it dilutes, broadens, and then stretches upward to a
height eif thirty or forty centimeters.
If the liquid is very much diluted the
stem is shorter and less rectilinear, but
its branches arc more numerous and
its ultimate form is a dwarf tree resembling a growth of coral. Vegetations produced hy chemical combinations held in still more diluted liquid
end their branches in knots resembling
leaves or fruit. If distilled water is
carefully superposed directly on a
highly concentrated liquid of a certain
composition exact counterparts of the
mushrooms of the forests appear. The
character of the final result depends
upon the chemical nature of the composition. Nitrates help to develop
pointed terminations and thorny
stems; alkaline chlorides develop
growths shaped like worms and other
combinations give equally distinct results. Greenish growths resembling
tufted.herbs or vines are produced by
iron    sulphate in  silicated    solutions.
[Sails of manganese, chlorates, nitrates,
and    sulphates  give  strange    results.
One of the plants chemically produced is a mushroom coiffed with a yel-J
j low   hat  lined  with   black.    The   hat
| hangs em a small wdiite column.    Inj
some solutions the seed develops and
springs upward in long sinuous stems,,
and on the stems hang strangely shaped growths resembling fruit.   All these-
productions' arc living; they show alt
j the  characteristics of life.    They are
born,   they   grow,   reach   their     ma-.
; turity,  and  die.    As  they grow   they
. increase in weight, many attaining a;
weight  hundreds  of times  the  initial
[weight of the seed  from which ihey
| sprang; and as their growth increases
I thc   liquid   surrounding   them   dimin-
' ishes.
 ���  �� ��� ��
Korter turned up at thc office one
meirning with a black eye and a missing front tooth.
"Just a lovers' quarrel." he explained airily to his brother derks���"a lovers' quarrel, that's all."
"But. Korter," cried the bookkeeper,,
"you dem't mean to tell me that dainty-
Marie Lanigan did all that to you?"
"No," Korter admitted, "it was her
other lover." BIGHT
Electric Household Appliances
Appropriate Christmas Gifts
They are
Look over this list:
Teapots Washing Machines
Electric Ranges
] Leatuig Discs
Immersion  Boilers    Warming fads
L'tilitv Outfits Foot Warmers
Coffee  Percolators    Chafing  Dishes Electric Irons
All are operated from an ordinary household socket
Carrall &
1138 Granville Street
(Near Davie)
The undersigned having severed all connection with the firm of
Simmons & Senecal, at 4M0 Main Street, I beg to announce to my
numerous friends and patrons that I have opened Dressmaking
Parlors at Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, where I will be
pleased to welcome old and new customers.
Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, South Vancouver.
South Vancouver
Subdivision of Portion Block 15, D. L. 330 and 331
Fronting on River Road and Sixty-ninth Avenue. Prices
$450 each lot and up. Terms, fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18
River and 11. C. Electric Railway frontage, H').57; Victoria
Drive frontage, 187.84. Price $9,000. Terms, $1,000 cash, balance over three and a half years.
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Corner Pender and Seymour Streets
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For  Sale  Purchased
High Cost of Living
One step in the right direction is to equip
your home with a Pease "Economy" Furnace. The furnace without a rival. If your
heating plant needs overhauling, ring us up
Hodgson Plumbing & Heating Co.
1136 HOMER ST. PHONE : SEY. 2412
Highest-class Groceries
Seeded Raisins  three 16-oz. packages $0.25
Bleached Sultanas, very choice  per lb. 0.15
Currants, fine cleaned    per lb 0.10
New Peel, mixed per lb. 0.20
Libby's Mince Meat  per lb. 0.20
Monk & Glass Dainties  two packages 0.25
Olivers' Lemon Curd pint jar 0.40
Olivers' New Jams  2-lb. tins 0.40
Mcintosh Red Apples per box 1.25
Coffee, Our Own Blend per lb. 0.40
26th Avenue and Main Street
I               A fine lot to choose from���all in
I                           (ine condition
Keeler's Nurseries
Fifteenth Avenue and Main Street
Paper Bag Suggestions
Interest in paper-bag cookery is increasing tu such an extent that the
following account of a practical demonstration by thc inventor of the
method, M. Nicholas Soycr, may
prove helpful to housekeepers "here,
there anil everywhere" who arc experimenting with the bags, in the
hope that this method of cooking will
add neet only tee the attractiveness and
nutritive value of the food served, but
will seelve. in part, the ever-present
problem of labor, time, and fuel.
Before the demonstration began, M.
Soycr answered many questions put
to him by people in the audience.
Then came the real demonstration.
With   great   alacrity   M.   Soyer   proceeded tu prepare one dish after another, smiling as he worked.
Four apple* wcre baked, and, with
ja bit of paper torn away from thc top,
were placed on silver trays and passed
about the audience. All agreed that
they were tempting and looked forward eagerly to the next dish���eggs
and bacon. Monsieur placed some
rashers of bacon in a bag, and put it
in the eeven, leaving it for five minutes. Then he tore a round hole in
the upper side and broke seeme eggs
lever the bacon. The bag was put
back into the oven and again left for
five minutes, and when it was taken
nut the dish certainly met the approval ief the critics present. The
bacon  was brnwn  and  crisp.
Next, with remarkable rapidity, M.
Soyer prepared several fish dishes.
Two salmon cutlets, one and a half
each, were placed in a greased bag,
with a little salt, and baked for twenty
minutes. Two slices of turbot, one
and a half pounds each, were baked
twenty minutes in a greased bag.
Whiting, covered with a little flour
and butter, was cooked in fifteen minutes, and six pickled herrings, seasoned with half a cupful nf vinegar, salt,
spice, onion, thyme, bay leaves, and
parsley, were baked in ten minutes.
One woman asked what could be
done to keep fish from sticking tee
tlie bag. "Grease more," was thc answer.
In preparing a stew of mutton, M.
Seeyer used only half a cupful of water
to four pounds eef mutton and thc
vegetables. lie explained that this
small ajaount of water was sufficient
because of the smaller chance of
evaporation. The stew was considered one of his greatest triumphs, and
it is a dish that has occasioned some
paper-bag cooks much  difficulty.
Green peas came next. A pinch of
sugar, a little salt and a cupful of
water te> each quart of shelled peas,
and one or two leaves of mint for
additional flavoring. M. Soyor remarked: "A little sugar added to am-
green vegetable brings to it the sun
of the Semth."
After roast chicken and roast neck
of mutton were prepared, the demonstrator gave his attention to a qucs-
liein that was raised concerning the
temperature of the oven. Ile urged
that the gas be turned on full for six
or eight minutes so that thc oven
might be well heated. When the bag
is placed in thc oven, the gas should
be lowered lo about half the full pressure. He told of an experiment he
had been making, using one gas stove
solely for bag ceenkcry for one week.
At the end of the seven days he found
that thc saving in gas amounted to
no less than 40 per cent. This was
partly explained by the fact that the
dishes take a much she>rter time to
cook, and partly by the arrangement
that "fish, flesh, and fowl" may be
put into the same oven without danger
of one food affecting another.
A   vegetarian   asked   whether    this
method  of cooking  is  applicable    to
. vegetarian  diet.    "Splendidly  so,"  M.
i Seeyer assured him. feir he claimed that
the direct attack which the heat makes
[em the article conked gives it a special
I flavor,   and   tlie   substance   does   not
shrink.     In   his     opinion     paper-bag
cookery should make a vegetarian diet
I more popular.
One of the novelties was custard
ice cream made in a paper bag. M.
Seeyer had prepared the custard pre-
vlousl" so he had only to freeze it
tee the required consistency. He pour-
eel the1 custard into a paper bag. clipped the bag and buttered the open
edges, so that no water might enter.
The bag was then slipped into a
second bag and put into a pail about
half filled with ice and salt, with a
grid over for protection, and it was
then covered with ics and salt and
left te> freeze. When served it proved
tn be delicious.
*       ele       SS
Some Tasty  Dishes
Apple Custard Pie.���Peel tart apples
and cook until soft. Rub through a
sieve. To one and a half cupful) add
two tabiespoonfuls of butter, one cup-
I ful of sugar, and one-fourth teaspoon-
! ful of cinnamon or ginger. When
cool, add three well-beaten yolks, fold
in, stiffly beaten, the whites of three
cges, and bake in an undercrust with
lattice top in a moderate oven.
Improved Mock Cherry Pie.���Pick
eevcr and wash twe, cupfuls eef eran-
Iberries and coeek in half a cupful of
water until broken, then press them
through a sieve. To one cupful of
cranberry pulp add eme cupful eef
sugar and one cupful of chopped
raisins.    Hake between crusts.
English   Banbury   Tarts.���Mix   'em-
upful  eef  currants,    one    cupful    of
I chopped candied lemon peel, one
cupful nf sugar, and eme teaspoonful
of cinnamon. Roll paste one-fourtb
of an inch thick, and cut into three-
!inch squares. Place one teaspoonful
of the mixture in the centre of each, j
! fold thc edges over, allowing them to |
'overlap a  little  in  the centre.      Roll j
until   the   mixture     breaks     through,
place on a baking sheet, make a few \
cuts   across   thc   top   of   each,   brush
with   milk,   sprinkle  with   sugar   and
bake until brown.
Lemon Pie Without Pastry.���Butter a pie plate generously and cover
with a three-eighths <>f an inch deep
layer of rolled and sifted unsweetened cracker crumbs, patting them down
to form a smooth layer adhering to
thc plate. Fill with the following
mixture and bake in a moderate oven
until firm and delicately brown. Filling: Heat one-fourth of a cupful eef
lemon juice, add the grated rind nf
one lemon, and one teaspoonful nf
cornstarch mixed with one cupful e,f
sugar. Boil one minute, then add the
well-beaten yolks nf three eggs and
cook in a double beeiler. like seeft custard, until it thickens. Cool slightly,
feeld in the stiffly beaten whites of the
eggs, and use for pies e,r tarts, baking
in a moderate oven until firm.
* *   *
Hints for the Housewife
A librarian e,f long experience finds
that one of the most satisfactory
kinds of paste is made from gum
tragacanth. Buy a few cents' worth
of the kind that ceemes in flakes (not
the powdered) and soak until dissolved in cold water. Then add a few
dneps eef e>il of winterberry. A little
jar eef the mixture on one's writing
desk is far more convenient than a
mucilage bottle.
* *    *
A crocheted case feir a hot-anel-cold
bottle makes an acceptable Christmas
gift. It is easy to make, inexpensive,
and more convenient than the heavy
leather case sold for the purpose, It
takes only one skein eif mercerized
cotton. The directions for making
the case illustrated are as follows:
Make five chain stitches, join in a
leiop. One double in each chain, adel-
ing one chain stitch often enough to
keep the weirk perfectly flat���every
third or [mirth stitch at first, then
every fiftli or sixth. When you have
a flat mat one row ��� if stitches larger
than the bottom nf the bottle, make
one double iu each stitch (with lit>
extra chain stitches) until the case
is two-thirds the depth of the bottle.
For the shoulder strap make six
stitches hack and forth till the strap
lis long enough, then sew to the opposite side of thc case with a wool
* ef *
Prom a maid who had worked wilh
a "ladies' tailor," the following method
to steam a velvet skirt and plush coat
was learned, lhe former had been
spotted with rain and the pile of the
coat was crushed from packing. Thc
work should be done in thc kitchen
or bathroom where steam can do nee
harm. The garment, well shaken and
brushed, was put on a coat-hanger and
suspended from a fixture in thc centre
of the room, over a pail of hot water.
Three flatirons were kept in commission, as hot as possible, on thc range
or gas stove. A piece of rope put
through the handle of one of the ireins
allowed it tee be lowered carefully (tn
prevent scalding by steam) into the
pail of water. As the cloud of steam
arose, crushed places on the velvet
were brushed briskly with a clean
whisk-broom, When the steam subsided another hot Iron was submerged,
and this was continued until thc nap
was raised and the skirt or coat looked like new. Then the pail was re-
mnved and thc garment left to dry
without touching.
Fairmont 784
111 making up feather pillows make
thin cheese-cloth cases for the feathers, and then the heavier slips to
go over them. The covers can be renewed without disturbing the feathers,
and when the feathers need washing
the thin cheese-cloth permits of their
being sunned and dried easily.
The Best Procurable
Special Shipment Arrived
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directions free on request.
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Phone Seymour 1892
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The Popular Route to the���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE,  Gen. Pass Agent, Vancouver.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. G. Smith, C. P. * T. A.
phone : Sey. 7100
W. E. Duperow, 0. A. P. D
527  Granville Street
"First   Quality  and  Quick  Service"
RAISINS!        DATES!        FIGS!        NUTS!        MIXED PEEL!
EGGS. 3 eloz. fnr $1.U().    APPLES, $1.25 per box.    POTATOES,
85e per sack.
"The   Home  of  the  famous  Ayrshire  Bacon."
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumbers' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
We have the latest machinery for thc manufacture of doors and
sashes.   Wc make them any size and any style to suit purchaser.
Our aim is to please every patron, and our work is of the best
We are prepared to do work at the shortest notice. Let us give you
an estimate.   Our prices are right.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
For Christmas flowers in the house, plant the
following bulbs now :
Roman Hyacinths, 35c per doz.; $2.65 per 100.
Paper White Narcissus, 25c per doz.; $1.75 per
Freesias, 10c per doz.; 75c per 100.
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
Phone Sey. 988 and 5727
"A South Vancouver Industry"
Campbell Road Station
On the Eburne-Westminster Tram
(Foot of Inverness Street)
Phone Fraser 57 L P.O. Box 16
Let me figure your bills. Open Evenings.
1  I I   I  l;T^i-rJ���^
We Are Loaning Money at
��� ���   I' - ���' - III. ��
From Coast to Coast in Canada
It would buv vou a home in ten years
The Canadian Home Investment Co.
Second Floor, Pacific Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Local Representative, W. J. STOLLIDAY
34 32nd Avenue East
!���'. J. Rolston
G.  H.  Batcheler
Good Old-fashioned Meals for Hungry Men
Prompt, courteous  service in the cleanest, daintiest dining-room
you could imagine.
Special  attention  paid the palates of civic officials and employees.
G.  H. Batcheler, .Manager
Corner  Forty-Ninth  Avenue and Fraser Street.
44 FEET FRONTAGE, close to 16th Avenue,
on Main, near the proposed $100,00 Post Office.
This is a Snap!
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN STREET        Phone: Fairmont 822
Full-sized  Lot,  north of  Home  Road, $1200.    One-third  cash;
balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
$100 cash handles Building Lots close to Knight Road.
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
Two   Propositions
No. 1. You rent a house at $25 per month. In one year you have
paid out $300, for which you can show no results. 7 per cent, interest
on $3<00 is $21.   So in the year you practically throw away $321.
No. 2. You bring me in $100, for which I give you a 6-room
Modern House, on Lot 33x125ft. House has fireplace, etc. Balance
is $25 per month.   Total price is $2,600.   No loan.
In one year you have an equity o( $400 in your own home.
Compare proposition No. 1 with No. 2, then call at my office and
sec this house.
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street
Phone : Fair. 1607
909  Dominion   Trust   Building,  Vancouver,   B. C.
Telephoin I     Office 8497.    Works 6203.       Works  9328.    Works  9179
418 Winch Building Vancouver, B. C.
Wood Block
The Dominion Royal Commission
has received a deputation adveicating
an Empire trade mark. Colonel Pel-
letier, Quebec, said he had seen Canadian gonels sold the origin of which it
was unable to trace. If the proposed
mark were instituted it would mean
that the province producing thc goeids
woulil get the credit feer it.
��    ���    *
The Nobel priM for psychics has
been awarded Guslaf Dalcn, a Swiss
engineer, who is head of the Stock-
heelm Gas Company. The Nobel prize
feir chemistry has been divided between Preef. Grignanl e,f Nancy University anil Prof. Paul Pahatier of
Toulouse University. The value of
these prizes is $38.61)0 each.
* ef        *
America's oldest co-ed is again a
student at the University of Wisconsin. She is Mrs. Mary D. W'inship,
eighty-one years old, of Racine, Wis.,
WDO starts upon her fourth year as
a "college girl." "[ do this simply for
the pleasure I get out of it," she said.
"I enjoy it. 1 want to keep my mental faculties active. I am not going to
get old. In studying, I do not lose
my faculties and I will keep young."
.       .       ete
During August, September and
October 170 new postoffices were
opened in Canada, the majority being
in lhe Prairie Provinces, to keep pace
with the tide of settlement. The present Postmaster-General has sanctioned for the new offices such names as
Dirt Hills, Ground Hog, Molly Gibson, Needmore and Ferguson Flats,
Sunkist, Homeside and Esperance.
During Ihe quarter some seventy
postoffices were closed, of which
thirty were in Ontario.
* *   *
The     Railway    Commission     has
thrown out a strong hint to thc companies in the matter of protection of
the public through improved coaches.
A circular sent out reads: "The
board's officers are of the opinion
that the number of persons killed and
injured in accidents due to derailment,
head-on and rear-end collisions would
be very much reduced if thc trucks of
the cars were so attached to the body
that the body could not leave the truck
in case of derailment, head-on or rear-
end collision. The board desires your
company to give this matter serious
consideration so that when it is
spoken to at an early sitting a decision can bc arrived at."
* *   *
There was a dramatic scene at a
New York society wedding, when the
bride, Miss Elizabeth Laicvclt, who
takes a prominent part in the woman's movement in America, refused
to say "obey." This was too much
fur the bridegroom, Mr. Morris
Holmes, a well-known New England
capitalist, who would not allow the
ceremony to proceed, declaring that
he insisted on his wife obeying his
every wish. Bride and bridesmaids
Implored him to reconsider his decision, but the bride adhering to her
own standpoint, despite the entreaties
of her friends, he remained adamant,
and the wedding was abandoned.
There was a very fashionable company of guests in church.
* *    *
Thc merger of the Home Bank and
La Banque Internationale is but the
prelude to a larger consolidation of
capital. It is said that negotiations
are now under way for the entry in
the Canadian field of the Colonial
Bank of London, which is about to
make an alliance with the Home-Internationale combination. It is believed that it was for this bank that
the Royal Securities Corporation
secured an option on a block of Internationale stock a few days ago.
That option lapsed, but further steps
are being taken which promise success. The Colonial Bank desires an
entrance into the Canadian field, and
is prepared to greatly augment thc
capital of the Home Bank and also to
give it a splendid connection in Great
.   is   .
A Swiss gendarme. Gottfried Fischer, who has "worn" a bullet in his
heart for the last thirty years, has
just died at Zonfinguc, in the Canton
of Argovie, at his home, at the age
of 63, of a cold on the lungs. At the
age of 33. while pursuing a criminal,
he received a bullet in the heart dur-
the chase, and was taken on a hospital in a serious condition. The doctors did not expect him to recover, but
Fischer, to their astonishment, gradually became well and healthy to such
a degree that he was able to rejoin the
police corps and carry out his ordinary
duties for thc next twenty-five years,
still carrying the bullet in his heart,
as no surgeon would undertake the
dangerous, operation of removing it,
which Fischer declined to undergo
without a guarantee.
* +   *
At Bedburg, in Germany, a garden
city for over 2,000 lunatics has been
established. German doctors have recognized that the method of keeping
lunatics in asylums is a mistake. The
best way to cure them, they say, is to
give them as much freedom and open
air as possible. The garden city of
Bedburg consists of 36 large houses,
each capable of accommodating 80 to
100 patients. A large farm has been
established and stocked with cattle
and horses. Everything that is necessary for a small town, in fact, is to bc
found in the newest of garden cities.
It has even got a theatre. The lunatics are free to walk about and to
amuse themselves just as they like.
They willingly work on the farm, and
the women cook as eagerly and cheerfully for the others as though they
were living in their own homes, free
from insanity. The total cost of this
ideal asylum was $2,000,000.
. *   *   *
A hydro-aeroplane of an entirely
new type was recently handed over by
M. Beaumont, the famous French
pilot, to the representatives of the
British Navy's Flying School at East-
church,  after  an   hour's    acceptance
tests over Sheerness Naval Harbor.
The new biplane, the Donnet Levcque,
is unlike anything else amongst aeroplanes. It is, in fact, nothing short
eef ��� flying boat, which is driven
through the water at such great speed
that it rises into the air and is borne
aloft noon two dimiiAitive planes.
I'reem Ihe lower supporting surface-
are suspended two small floats, which
serve to balance the machine when at
rest upon the water. Although an extremely small machine, the Donnet
Levcque carries a passenger in addition t.e lhe pilot and ils engine, which
is suspended well up under the top
plane and can be started up by the
pilot by a lever at his side. During
the test flights the little machine,
weathering a strong wind with apparent case, remained iu the air for
over an hour.
Mrs. Theila M. de Beer, a widow,
i 78 years of age, residing at Pretoria,
j probably holds  the world's record in
j matrimonial ventures.    At the age of
, 18 she married Petrus Jacobus Lubbe.
who died, leaving her with one child
I Tell   months  later   she   took  another
i husband, a widower with three children.    A year and five months after-
| ward he also died,  leaving her  with
j four children.   Within five months she
niarried   for   the   third   time,  another
I widower, this time with  seven  children.    With  him  she  lived  for eleven
years, and had seven children when he
jalso  died.    After  five  years'  widowhood she married for the fourth time,
on this occasion a widower with eight j
children,    With    him   she  had    four
children,  and  after   eleven   years   he,
too, died.    Five years later she married a man named  Handrik Klopper.
Another   eleven   years     elapsed,   and
then  her  fifth  husband  died,  leaving
her ten children.    In two years' time
she contracted another marriage with
Hcndrik Van  Wyk,  a  widower, who
brought  five     children   to   swell     the
family.    Another eleven years passed,
and he. too, went the way of his five
predecessors, his death occurring only
recently.    Mrs. de  Beer is now    the
mother and stepmother of forty-nine
children and the grandmother of 270.
Cedar Cottage
Beautiful suburban borne, with good eight-room
house, standing in nearly l-)4 acre garden; fruit trees,
berries, etc. Splendid view of lake and mountain.
Less than five minutes from city car, and half a minute from interurban.
Agreements   For  Sale   Purchased
Money to loan at current rates, from $1,000 up.
The Yorkshire Guarantee
&  Securities   Corporation
440 Seymour Street
R. Kerr Houlgatc, Manager
Short Cuts to Philosophy
An epicure is an artist of the palate.
Platonic love is a body of ice between two bodies of lava.
A vegetarian is a spiritual being,
with a soul craving for meat.
A realist is one who refuses to recognize the word "Kant."
A sophist is your cool-headed opponent in a heated  discussion.
A spiritualist is a believer in spirits;
i prohibitionist is a teetotaler.
A cynic is one who grieves when
you smile and smiles when you grieve.
Philosophy is a comprehensive inquiry into the wherefore of the therefore and the whyness of the which.
It contains the choicest Residential and Business
Property on the Peninsula
Is the heart of this thriving Municipality. We have
been established here since 1905, and invite correspondence regarding investments. We can place
money on first mortgage at 8 per cent., and transact
all financial business.
References :    Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, B. C.
Bank of Vancouver, Collingwood, B. C.
Financial and Estate Agents
317 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B. C.
Fire, Insurance and Loans
Collingwood East, B. C.
Heaters for the Winter
The cool long nights are nearly here.   We have a complete line
of heaters.
The shooting season is on.   You don't need to go to the City to buy
your ammunition.   See us.
C. B. FEARNEY ForHma%'^n<;ra
Establishing  Ourselves
Establishing  Ourselves
Good Printing is Self-evident, Which Neither Requires
Nor is Capable of Proof, But Which Serves as a
Good Foundation for Further Business
We Are the Printers
By Buying From Us
To Have a Good Article and Not Advertise  It,   is
Like   Winking   at   a   Pretty   Girl   in   the   Dark
4601  Main Street      f10^     Phone: Fairmont 1874 SATL'klJ.W. NOVEMBER 3u, 1912.
B. Howard.
Main   and   Ha-
I'lione : Sey.  7
WF.EK  OF  DECBftlBER .' MatiHreS Wedn Seturd
MISS M \K1 < >N Rl'CKERT bi MRS  DAM-:
PRICES : -'V  JSe, anel SCi
MATINEES 25c any scat
 PlAY Hooses-
Thomson's Piano Values
When v, ��� e iffer a bai
\v; are offering ;i
mahogany case, in fact, it i
We can arrange term- t'i >uit you.   Come In and h
now; it won't remain in our store long.
Note the address carefully,
ain, IT IS A BARGAIN.   This week
rand new 1'IANO, with all the most modern
full  iron  frame, copper ". >;i- -   strings, beautiful
ii ['iano n-iialK- se Id ai $400.
this Piano
, lii'iur 2^2.
Imperial Theatre
Si ige   poi ir.-.y.il- of tod " cial.
Ij   in  the character  type-,  are
I early drawn in a ritual  - n*e than
a geaerati >n ago,    ��������� tort wh',
seek t'< impress their audiences with
lartctertzation at a distinctive per.
- nalitj   K"   to   extreinet
public hat lit11.- idea of.
first eei the- greal character acto
- i an example was \\   II  Thompson,
who  spetil  six   weeks  with   Mexican
[ates in order '������ gain know ledge
of the' :.i t of I oiling l < igarette ��iih
the iintjers of one   hand.    A'''! h
impliihmenl of thi f( al on the open-
e d nighl e,i the play in which In  con
uoutly figured wai remarked upon
1 -.   -eme' of the in.��� -��� erudite     itici ol
York,   li was a detail, of coui ie,
i m   ��� -.  carefully  studied  and  so un.
. sti ne: 'i r. ly   presented   that   ii   at.
traded   the  reirciitie.ii   of   thote  tipeeii
���i.   the   play   i;- If  lefl   Imlii   itn-
i>r>   s     II marked  Mr   Thompton : -
isue   of tin   greate a  character acton
. I    ir time   Thi ode
1 in   London   and   afterwards   all   over
! .speaking world with sig-
��� era of the
i-  il,.   most  popular    of    any
Gi and ' *i-e ��� .       r prei nted, and the
play is equally successful    The story
i-  laid  in   Spain,    Isabelle    Fletcher
will   enact   "Carmen"   with   her   well-
kneewn  charm,  whih   Charles   Ayres
will have the- r<'lc of "Don Jote." The
-'i in ry  will bi   superb and will sur.
pan anything seen on thii stagi
many  wi ��� V -     The  fii   ���   u I   shoo I
powerful!)    emotional  i'"1"1'''   ��nn"��   in   Saville.    Tk
well-known English pit "'I' ?' U1,P5
and others  Sue' has youth, beauty and
undoubti ���! talent iii her f.<\��� <i
.. popular favoriti
with Vancouver play-goers She will
'��pe.'ii lie .1 menl in "Mrt. I )ane
Defe ne
play b)   tl
front eef the Bull
\|u.jr  wright,     Henry   Arthur  JJnes,    and   ''"' """' '     ravine in the
\ln,,���,  - presented   in   il ick   in  !l: ,UI '���'"
thi   city     Mist Ruckerl .peared 7.I'T.""-"1-'
in tbe le adinj i"le- in this play with
immeni luecess, a -nee-, n ��hich n
it fell confident will lie- more than
duplicated in Vani om -
"Mrs. Dane's Defence" ii ;i power,
ful and intensely interesting piny by
one -ei thi gn atcsl 'if mod' rn playwrights
Tlie- leading role, a highly emotional "in-. Ii.i- bi en assumed by such
famous ai tn isei .-is Mr- Patrick
Campbell, Olga Methensole, .end Lena
Ashwell, and ii considered one of thc
supreme tests of an artist's ability.
That Miss Ruckert should havi an
established    reputation  m  this
Hasting! & Core    Phone Sey. 3907
To-night 8.1 i Maimer Sat. 2.15
This  Wi
The Silver King
Roberts ft said  speaks ���  elumi - for h
;., ni many days in the com-     Next  week will also introduce an
I men of the Canadian woodt other new member of the  Lawren
Orpheum   Theatre
The    in -i   - el   a  serii -  of  mi
comedii - iu  tabloid form to be senl
ee\e.-r the Sullivan ft Considine circuit
by John   B   I ly nie r will b<     M
Modi Is," a clever < omedy with lilting
.   handsome  ami    tali
i ompany        twelvi   boj - and  -���
mottly   girls.    A   carload  of   special
stumes ia carried   tor
this production
Pauline Fletchi r, a dainty and ���-
;'" lattracth e  1"'!-   i :tress, will
''''1!   next week supported by a company of   |j,.,
three, in  one of the neatest  comedy
playlet! thai hai appeared wesl of the
R - ki -  i"r  lome time.    Tin- skel ;
Vau'leviile       Means
Week   Commencing   December  2
SHOW STARTS���2>i. 7 I'.. and Wp.��
Cabaret Review
Jane Madison & Co.    Hollman Bros
..   i i
Pony Moore and Davey
in  order to  gain  an  intimate know.  Companj in the person of Miss Ethel  ;8 called 'The Girl with thc Taking
ledc    of their method of sharpening Corley.   She hai been connected with  yVay," and has scored a hit all along
:-  ��� ioIs, and when he applied ii on  some of the best stock organization!  the circuit.   The acl furnishes an eivd-
ihe   stage in a play that enjoyed great  in  the  West,  has  demonstrated her lets number of laughs and some thrilling situations
How  About  Those  Photographs
Promised Last Christmas?
iavor his aptness was commented upon worth  in prominent  roles, and it i^
in applying himself to a simple task believed she will prove a decided ac
rlii li,   to  have  been    rudely    done quisition.    The cast of "Mrs   Dan
ild have ruined 111v biggest  scene Defence" will bc a strong one.    Miss
of tlie drama.    When Walker White'- Ruckert will assume the role of Mrs.
side decided to produce    "The    Ty- Dane,  Miss Corley appears  as   Ladj
phoon,"  ih.   tense  play  which    was|Eastney, and Del  Lawrence has the
Our Fresh Stock of
Christmas Goods
Are Now Arriving
tj The   time   to  buy is   now!
���I The place to  buy   is the  South   Hill
45th and Fraser; also River Rd. and Fraser
Scene from "Mrs. Dane's Defe ice," Avenue Theatre next week
MONEY���If you want to borrow money on your
deed, agreement of sale equity, life insurance,
automobile, boat or chattels, call up Seymour 2583
Phone : Fraser 34 ��� 46th Ave. and Frasftr
i first-class
Tail i
A   trial  will    convince  yi
' ipi n   Evenings
:      Vancouver
thrusl aside by several American [part.which Charles Wyndham created,
managers as too daring ner audiences Sir Daniel (Mr, Justice) Carteret.
een tliis si,!,- ui tin- water, in spite of All thc favorites will be seen to adits tremendous appeal on thc other [vantage. Ii will he finely staged and
sjde, In- spent weeks in mastering the mounted, and incidentally some beau-
lettering of the Japanese in order that tiful gowns ��iil be displayed by the
he might, as Tokeramo, the diplomat, ladies
sil   al  liis  desk   in  ilu-   Berlin   - ici el *   *
quarters  and  pen  a  manuscript   that
might bc viewed from the g  llerj  bj Empress Theatre
; native of Nippon and be i isilj read      | | ,.   ...,, i. a1 t|lL. Empress Theatre
"Thc Silver King" i to capa-
isi -. This famous play by
Henry Arthur ! in - is proving the
same- magnet that it has always >U>nc
when presented.    The    powerful
A splendidly costumed musical act
with two highly trained musicians a*
tin "Cast" will lee- presented by Miss
I le Vere and Mr. Lewis. Th -
charming young people play a number
��� i in-:run:- i I - - - edingly well
their   repertory  is made  up  ol  both
[  popular and semi-classic selections of
,   real worth.
lii-n Carney i- sniel to be an enter-
��� tainer of exceptional ability. In addi-
��� I linn, In- pi ssessi s n vast spire of elroll
f  wil     that  finds ils    best    channel  of
communication when  he is  seated at
i   the piano.
"The Enchantress of Vaudeville" is
I ihe nom-de-theatre that has been
I i given to Mis- Virginia Grant, a dainty
songstress. Miss Grant appeared in
Vancouver about n year ago, and at
that time she was most warmly ro-
The little- folk will find lhat they
have been kept in mind when next
week's bill was arranged, feir Jacob's
iIors, as clever a troupe nf trained can.
ines as have ever been presented in
Vancouver, will feerm a part of what
nromises to be a very enjoyable bill.
The usual excellent motion pictures
depicting scenes nf interest throughout the world will be shown.
Arthur Hartmann
Arthur     Hartmann's   first   te.ur    of
.America took place during the season
<>f 1906-0" and resulted in a scries of
triumphs fron) Halifax to the Pacific
('.east. So great was his success and
SO many were thc requests for rc-en-
gagements that he returned for a sec-
eiiid and equally successful tour which
lasted from October, 1908, to May.
At  the cleesc of this second tour of
I America. Mr. Hartmann was immediately engaged f"r a tour of Scandinavia on which lie played no less than
sixty-seven concerts in sixty-nine
days. In Denmark, Norway ami Sweden, Mr. Hartmann, who enjoyed the
persiuial friendship of Grieg, one of
liis warmest admirers, is sQre of sold-
out houses wherever he appears \
tour of Holland with Katherine Good-
son, the English pianist, was ihen ar-
ranged, after which Mr Hartmann
���a .-ii��� te - Parts '- ' n he played no
less 'hnn nine concerts, firmly establishing himself in thi   critical estima-
i Ci intitnn -1  on   Page   12)
Week Commencing  Deceml
Macy's Models
A  Big  Muiical   \f:  with  a
Pauline Fletcher & Company
In "The C.irl with the Taking Way"
���4���Other   Big   Acts���4
"Vancouver's   Ln
(36   Hastings   Street)
For the Whole Family
\&eek commencing December 2,
The Gold Cure
2 Shows, 7.30, 9.15. Nightly-
-15c, 25c,
Matinee Daily, 3 p m.���15c, 25c
Grand Theatre
Week Commencing November 2:
Present Billy Evani in
10,  15,  25,  and  50c
South Hi!! P.O.  Box  105
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Specialties :   Player    Pianos,     Repairs,    Ton
Phone :     Fairmont  1125
Sale of Fancy China. Cfockery-
ware. Furniture. HottsenpW Effects, Christmas Toys and Dolls.
AUo a quantity of Bobkkeepihg
Books, to be sold at what they will
Comer Main and 17th Avenue
Every Night at 7:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
W. M. Gibbons
through an operaglass and readily deciphered, li ia Uusi touches oi realism thai have brought earnest and
studious American acl fore
front todaj us the masters - i ���'������ tail
Tl -   - ippi irting ci empanj is in i only  Mlli-
a  \ j rj   larg    ��� i:- . but    eerj   me mher
was selected bj   Mr. Whitesidi   himself, and ��� een the   in isl minor character is played by an actoi of experi-
and   im' hority.     Mi-.   Florence
Fisher, thc leading woman of the com-
pany, has been winning fl ittering men
tie.n for het  convincing characti iiza
tion of a complcs and difficult role,
"The Typho m" will be the attraction
at   the  Imperial  Theatre  ncxl   \\ ed
nesday and Thursday evenings
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
Avenue  Theatre
Tlu   farewell  week  of  Mis-  Clara
Beyers  in   the   famous  play,  "Three
Weeks'- has  been an  enormous sue
- - man, Willied Denver,
who, through drink and gambling, is
Ine, ighi to thi 11 rg ��� ni nun. immediately gains ilu- attention. And when
through a - rn - of dramatic incidents
he thinks hi lias committi d a m
��hile undi i the Influertcc of drink,
thc dei p trag d - - if thi plaj begin .
Thinking  hi   m the police,
he leaves wife and - hildi ��� n and ilie s
from  England.    And  when under an
;i"inm-i!  name  lie  wins   iortum
returns to  Sngland, clears his name
and is reunited i-- Ins family, the audi
le.r has been taken by the dramatisl
through some  of the  moat    inti is
see-m-s    m    modern  drama     Waltei
Hilton & Webster's
Business   College.
'The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction  suarar.leeet or money relunded
Corner Main St. A T Oth Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont   2075
Fo -I' all
uth    Hill
\l i       [ei.lie     tO    -���"  1   d     .    -   iCial    lleellr.
<i -irth
San ford, in  the dlfficull  role of the
both  from an  artistic    stand-["Silver  King,'
int and from the box office point filled the different requirements of thi
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of view, capacity houses having ruled
for the entire week.
Xcxt week, commencing Monday
evening, will witness the debut of Miss
Ruckert, the talented and beautiful
young actress who succeeded Clara
Beyers as leading lady at the Avenue.
She comes here directly from New
York City, preceded by glowing and
highly laudatory notices. Though
young in years, she has had much experience both with slock companies
of high rank, such as The Crescent
Players of Brool-lyn, and the Lindsay Morrison Ce>.. of Boston and
Lynn, and has .-its., appeared in support of such well-known actors as
Phone: Bay. George Arliss. the famous English
actor.  Hcnrv   Dixey,   Howard  Gould
wound  wood  plp��
red  brilliantly  and   ��'."' continuous ������ pine made In .11 ��Iim
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Street. Vancouver, H. C.
Drs. Howie & Hall
Ila\c    open, i   up   nev.    an.!    iep-to-eiale
Parlors  In   thc   Wllllami   Block,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have installed all the Ian ���
ces an bi e prepared to
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prof anion.
A     sha-e     of     your     patronage     is
Gas   admlnlatored   for   the   painless
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Phone   Sey.   3166   for   appointment
in    class    or
character with the sure method 'ii a
finished actor Both in the declamatory and simple pathetic moods, he
was completely satisfying, and this
rule- will be added n> the all too few
characterizations he lias offered ns in
the past at this theatre. Isabelle
Fletcher was most touching as "Nelly
Denver," and the entire company
merit unstinted praise. The twelve
scenes were magnificent and realistic
pictures. "The Silver King" is one
of the best.
Next week will be offered ��� >no of the
most famous of plays. This will bc
"Carmen." and the version is that
used bv Miss Olga Nelhcrsolc and'
dramatized by Mr. Henry Hamilton
fur her especial use
(To  Whom  it   May  Concern)
Nance Uraania
Palmist and Astrologist
Astral ��� ordained
NANCE   URAANIA:     She   not  only  calla
you   by   name,   but   calls   your   departed   rela-
Any person or persons residing in the Municipality   of   South   Vancouver,   and   having   a
permit  issued  to them  to  carry   guns   (revol-     ;        fa d      n ���        wh
vers)    will   report   themselves   at   the    Police      " ���. ���
Office for registration.   Anyone found carrying i call   for.     Reveals  everything   as  though  seen
a gun or revolver without being registered, after   with   the   naked   eye.
the 9th day of November,  1912, will be prose-       ��� , , ,. .,    ,
cuted  according  to law. Do not delay t0 ca!l on tms 6lfted woman;
WM, JACKSON, '&ne   ^m   a   message   for   you.     Kindly   bring
Crtief of Police, ! this ad. with you.
South   Vancouver.
SliO produced  il    November   I,  1912.
The choir of the Robson Memorial
Methodist Church, Cedar Cottage, are
arranging fur a cnnccrt to be given
in the church on December 4. Several well-known local artists will take
* ��   *
The I. <). 1... No. 2125, Cedar Cottage, has just signed up a three years'
lease leer a hall at lhe corner of
Twenty-eighth Avenue and Victoria
Drive. It will be known .is the Cedar
Cottage Hall.
��   *   *
A confirmation service was conducted by tin- Kt. Rev. Bishop of Xew
Westminster at Si. Mary's Chinch,
South Hill. 'Hi Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock, and in the evening the bis-
heep preached in St. Mary's parish hall.
���    *    *
A meeting eef the Victorian Order
of District Nurses will be held at the
home eef Mrs. Mcl'hec, 3442 Commercial Street, Cedar Cottage, een Mini-
day afternoon next at 2:3(1 o'clock. All
ladies interested will be welcomed.
* *    *
Solicitor Clarke and Mr. J. II.
Springford, Municipal clerk, have been
instructed tn frame a bylaw setting
forth the position eif Municipal legislation, and also a franchise bylaw for
the guidance of the reeve and council
for next year.
* *    *
Last week the Collingwood fire brigade answered two calls where the
damage in each case was slight. With
the approach of winter and the use
of heaters the danger of fire becomes
greater. Both the fires last week were
caused by overheated  stove-pipes.
* *    *
Fire Chief Wand has submitted an
estimate for thc fire department for
thc coming year, amounting to $187,-
777. The estimate has been received
by the fire, water and light committee
and will be recommended to the incoming  council   for  consideration.
* *    *
Mr. C. Mills, who for a number of
years has been in the employ of the
Municipality, has been selected to succeed  the  late   Mr.  James  Wright  as
janitor at the Municipal Hall.    For a
number of years  Mr.  Mills was em- ]
ployed   in   the   assessor's   office,   audi
more recently in the tax collector's of. |
fice.   There were over fifty applicants |
for  thc  position  of janitor.
York and liritish capitalists, and that
he had little doubt the weerk of financing the scheme would be successfully carried out.
The site upon which it is proposed
tee build is the vacant lot between the
present quarters of the People's Trust
Company, corner ol Church and Columbia streets, and the bet upon which
the King's Hotel BOW stands. Mr.
cdwards states that an offet eef $75,-
tXKI f.er the vacant lot bad been refused.
Big Contract for Dolarway
A  despatch   from   Moscow,   Idaho,
gives information eef ilu- awarding nf
a large paving contract lee lhe Dolarway Co., ilu- choice being made om
e.f twenty-Six different kinds .if pavements.    The despatch says:
Tin- awarding "f the paving Contract
last night by the Cily Council t.i Bird
& Mendciihall Construction Company
.,f Salt Lake feir $123,390 f.er the
Dolarway paving, closed a long campaign for the adoption nf one of the
twenty, six kinds specified, and upon
which  bids  wcre  submitted.
When it was determined last night
by the City Council to award ihe contract, it went into executive session
with the advisory committee, and
when a vote was taken all but one
voted  for   Dolarway.
This kind of paving was selected out
of a list of twenty-six different kinds
after an investigation by the City
Council and property owners for several months. The competition and bidding have been strenuous and prices
are said to have been lowered on many
kinds of paving. The contract includes 70,000 yards eef paving, a storm
sewer  system,  grading and  curbing.
The family  eef Mr.  W.  I).  Russcl,
j of   Cedar   Cottage,   arc   spending   the
winter in California.
* *    *
Mr��. R. G. Wilson, eef Nanaimo, is
visiting her mother, Mrs. Johnson, "'
Twenty-fourth  Avenue.
* *   ���
Mi>s Annie Esselmont, who has
spent the summer iu the East, will
return   home   Saturday   night.
People's Trust Co. Will Erect Ten-
Storey Building in  Royal City
Plans for the construction of a ten-
storey skyscraper in Xew Westminster have been laid before New York
and London capitalists by the People's
Trust Company, of New Westminster.
Asked whether The People's Trust
Company had the erection of such a
ten-storey building in contemplation.
Mr. Rowland Edwards, one of thc directors of the company, said the enterprise was being considered by New
Window Dressing Competition
Considerable taste has been shown
by local grocers in this competition,
and a trip round thc various windows
is time well spent. Special note must
be made of the attractive window
display by Messrs. Laing & Fiddes,
Twenty-eighth and Main Street.
Royal Crown Soap has been given
thc preference in this instance, and
this firm have ingeniously built a tower with eight turrets. In the centre
of, the main turret is a clock, which,
wc understand, is intended to inform
passers-by that now is the time to
buy. The window is neatly finished
off with bunting, and in the centre is
a large mirror on which is sketched
the Royal Crown.
Since this firm bought over the
business some seven weeks ago, they
have shown that no trouble is too
much, if it is to add to the convenience
eef the public. Everything inside is
white, emphasizing cleanliness of the
store, and there has just been installed an expensive ham sliccr, which
should greatly add to their extensive
produce business.
Everything is being done for the
convenience of their customers and to
ensure efficient service, so that they
may bc justified in their claim to be
the leading grocers of South Vancouver.
The Rev, R- -V Snider, nf Victoria,
is spending tl"' week with friends in
Seeiilh Vancouver and the city.
Al a meeting last Thursday. Mrs.
While, secretary eef lhe Women's
Council,  gave   a   very   interesting  re-
iport mi ihe progress of the National
��   ��   *
Mr. J. C. Hudson, formerly secretary of Ward V Ratepayers' Association, has ge.ne tee Heine.lulu for a vaca-
I tion  trip  and  will  return  at  the  end
! of the year.
��    *    *
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Davis, East
Hurnaby, entertained a number nf
their friends last Friday evening. The
evening was pleasantly spent with
dancing and cards.
* ��    *
The Women's Auxiliary of St.
Peter's Church will hold a bazaar of
useful and fancy articles on Monday.
December 2, in the Chinook Hall,
Thirtieth  and  Main  Street.
* .���   *
Mr, Tom Prentice, of Central Park,
will leave on Sunday for Montreal,
where he will spend a few days before
leaving for St. John, N.B., from whic'-
point he sails on December 12 for
The ladies of Collingwood are arranging for another pleasant social
gathering at the Collingwood Institute
on Wednesday, December 4. Invitations arc being sent out by Mrs.
Prank Price of Collingwood East and
other ladies of the social committee.
On Monday evening, November
25, at 8 p.m., at thc residence of the
bride's father, Mr. John W. Williams,
Miss Ida Caroline was united in matrimony to Mr. Louis A. Mabb, of
Winnipeg, in the presence of immediate relatives, Rev. Geo. D. Ireland
*   *   *
The wedding of Miss Christina
Chalmers, formerly of Grangemouth,
Scotland, anil Mr. Wm. Baker, of Burnaby, was solemnized at the Westminster Manse by the Rev. G. D. Ireland,
mi Tuesday afternoon, November 26.
They will make their home in Burnaby.
Relieved by
Ever have- rheumatism?   Then you're bound to be interested in
"Try-New-Life,    for  vein  can't   have   them  both  at   the  same  time.
When you get "Try-Ncw-Lifc" you git rid eif rheur
Are ye
in st rei
e you sick?    Are you in pain'"    Are yeeu weak, languid, lacking
.-nglh anil vigor?'    Is there in. longer any Joy in life feer yeeu?
New-Life is now being demonstrated at the
People's Drug Store, 4122 Main St., cor. 25th Ave.
Also on sale  at
BURNS  &  CAIRNS.  Vancouver  Block, Vancouver 0.  P. CHAMBERLAIN,  Chilliwack.  B.C.
NORTH  SHORE  DRUG CO..  North Vancouver,  B.C. CEDAR  COTTAGE PHARMACY.  South Vancouver
LEES  LIMITED,   New Westminster HAMILTONBEACH  SALES  CO.,  721  Yates Street, Victoria
HAMILTON-BEACH  SALES CO..  Calgary, Alberta
"Dolarway Paving Makes
More Paving Possible"
^ Dolarway Paving is now being laid in South
Vancouver, on East Victoria Drive, by the
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company.
*I Every teamster and every laborer employed
on this work lives in South Vancouver.
We believe in patronizing Home  Industry.
What the Mayor of Kent, Wash., thinks of Dolarway:
Kent, Washington, Sept. 21, 1912.
To Hon. J. N. Clarke, Mayor,
Moscow, Idaho,
Your wire twentieth. Dolarway pavement complete appears
satisfactory to officers and citizens. Action under traffic satisfactory and improves with age as stated by Dolarway people it would.
Would recommend for further use here. Have maintenance contract for two cents per yard per year.
(Signed)     E. W. BERETTER, Mayor.
South Vancouver Builders' Supply
Mr. R. McBride Re-opens Case Be-
fore Commissioner Crehan
Complaint as tn assessment made
by Mr. Robert McBride occupied the
attention of Commissioner Crehan em
Friday. Mr. McBride claimed that
Assessor West bad without any authority, raised the assessment ot certain property OH the Fraser River
from 650 foot frontage to 693 foot
frontage. He also alleged that the
property in question was assessed at
$61) per front foot while an adjoining
piece of property was only assessed
at $50 per front feiot, and he further
alleged that in making the assessment
the depth of water in front of the
property had not been given proper
During the course of the enquiry
Mr. McBride also stated that in one
subdivision in block 322, D. L. 311,
near Bridge Street, of 263 lots in
the subdivision only 8 had been improved, though the whole, he said,
was assessed as improved land. Mr.
McBride further stated, on oath, that
with tbe exception of the eight lots
not one dollar had been spent on the
remaining bets.
Evidence was given by Reeve Kerr,
Councillors Thomas, Campbell and
Third and Mr. J. B. springford,
Municipal clerk, as to what occurred
al the last court eef revision when Mr.
McBride alleged he had appealed
against the manner in which the assessment on his land had been arrived at.
After taking all the evidence thee
commissioner explained that he had
no power in the matter of changing
the assessment and that he would
have to repeirt to the Provincial Government.
Among eilhcr p.eints raised eluring
the cenirsc eef the enquiry was the
met bod of measuring river frontage.
whether where thc river takes a pronounced curve or angle the measurement of foot frontage should be taken in a straight line from one land
point tee the other eer whether the
curve or angle of the river should be
Xo definite decision was arrived at,
the assessor stating that the court of
revision had left it to him to ascertain the amount eef watcrfmntage and
to assess tbe land accordingly.
P. C. Hughes Sustains Loss Amounting to Nearly $2,000
Fire completely destroyed Ihe resi
deuce of P. C. J. Hughes, corner of
Prince Albert and Thirty-sixth Avenue, early Tuesday morning. Though
ihe fire department worked for over
three hours, tbe fire bad gained too
great a start, and lhe building and ils
contents were completely gutted.
P. C. Hughes discovered tbe fire when
coining off night duty.
The bouse bad only recently been
built by Mr. Hughes, who estimates
his loss, excluding furniture and effects, at $1,700.
In order tei relieve Constable
Hughes of temporary distress, a subscription list has been opened up at
the Municipal Hall, headed by Commissioner Crehan with a donation of
Besides the loss of all his effects,
the sum of about $275. which bad been
Collected by Constable Hughes for
road tax, but not turned in, was destroyed in  the burned home.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
Westminster   Presbyterian   Christian
On Monday evening thc society met
and spent a very pleasant and profitable hour. The subject was "Christian Gratitude.'' Miss Mathers and
Miss Howard had charge of the meet-
After a splendid paper given by Miss
Mathers, Mr. Tarrant sang a solo, and
then all thc members took part in a
general discussion.
On Thursday, November 21, a concert was held under the auspices of
this society. Several good selections
were given by the Eburne male quartette, also solos by Mr. Tarrant, Mr.
S. Abernethy and Mr. Mutter. Readings were given by Miss Harrison. Mr.
Crann, Mr. Walsh and Miss Freeman gave some splendid selections on
the piano.
Next Monday evening this society
will have a city missionary, Miss Stewart, speak to the members, and a cordial invitation is extended to all
young people of vicinity to be present.
Ladies  of  Collingwood  Arrange  for
Another Big Evening
The ladies of East Collingwood are
pulling brightness and light intei that
locality. On Wednesday, December
4, there will be another social evening, managed by Mrs. Frank Price,
Mrs. Musto, the Misses Hague, Miss
Sutherland, and other well-known
ladies. If this affair turns out as
successful and pleasant as the last
social evening, all visitors will have "a
good time." At the social gathering
at the Collingwood Institute a few
nights ago there was an excellent
programme of songs and recitation!.
Mrs. Beck, Mr. Salter, Mr. Hall, Mr.
T. Robinson (a clever Scotch comedian), Miss L. Price, Mr. Ranrscy,
Mr. Brown, Mrs. E, G. MultO, Mr.
Petterick and Mr. J. Francis Bursill
were tbe artists, and the programme
was varied anil interesting. The ladies
provided refreshments iu the most
beautiful manner. Mr. Frank Price
was chairman, and acted as Master
oi Ceremonies, and lhe evening wound
up with a pleasant dance.
Among those present, in addition to
the ladies and gentlemen mentioned
above,   were:     j.   Clark,   J.   Oswald,
n Hammond, T H. Bavley, W.
Buckle, S. M. Wright, Mrs. Bennett,
Mrs. Kent, B. Kent, B. Pulley, E. C.
black. Mrs. Flack, E. W. Fuljames,
I.. J. Fowler, A. Davy, C. C. Astrop,
F. Woodcock, A. Williams, Mrs. and
Miss Muirhead, Mrs. Capp, Miss U,,l>-
son, Mrs. Watson, Miss Watson, W.
Champion, C. E. Holmes, G. A. Per-
lcy. and many others. One of the
jollies! nights ever spent in Collingwood cleeseil wilh "Auld Lang Syne."
"God Save the King," and cheers for
the ladies who arranged lhe entertainment,
Cases Against Four Men Held in
United States Soon to Come Up
Within the next few weeks, the
cases of feuir of the suspects now
under arrest in various cities of the
United States charged with complicity in lhe robbery ot tbe Xew Westminster branch of thc Bank of Montreal, in September, 1911, when $271,-
IHK) was stolen, will be finally decided.
For over a year the Pinkcrtoii operative! have been slowly weaving a net
around criminals suspected of having
had a hand in the sensational bank
rubbery, until at the present time, the
detectives believe that they have all
five  robber! under arrest.
The case of McN'aniara, who is
held in Xew York City waiting for
bis case to he taken up, may come
before the Supreme Court of the
l'nited Slates now in session, at any
time. In each of the lower courts
McXamara has lost in his fight
against extradition until he has
backed up against the highest tribunal  in the United States.
Martin Powell, the Detroit suspect,
lost his fight for a writ of habeas
corpus, and is now waiting a decision of the Court of Appeal, which
convenes shortly.
James Stacy and the other suspect arrested recently in St. Louis,
Missouri, for thc alleged assault upon Detective Burns of the Chicago
police force, who has since been dismissed for alleged misconduct, has
had an indictment returned against
"'cm in the criminal court of Chicago,
III. Both men tried to establish an
alibi but failed.
Charles Dean, who has been committed in the Xew Westminster police
court for trial, is incarcerated at tbe
nresent time in the provincial iail,
hut his case will not conic up before
the spring assizes.
Before the Provincial Government
will make any statement as to the
kind of pavement thev favor for Westminster Road they will consider a report which is now being prepared by
Mr. Xapier, one of tbe department engineers. Mr. Xapier will report upon
the advisibility of paving thc rond with
creosoted wood blocks. Hon. The'inns
Taylor, Minister of Public Works.
states that the objections of the Government to wood blocks has been removed by the creosoting process.
*   *   *
A near fatality occurred on Brentford Street last Thursday, when Master Huntley Hepworth accidentally
dropped into a well in the yard of a
Chinaman. Fortunately one of the
Chinese noticed the accident and rescued him.
(Continued from  Page 11)
tion of the  Parisian public as one   ,i
tbe few really great violinists.
A series of engagements extending
freun Bulgaria and Roumania in
Southeastern Kurope through Poland,
Austria and Germany, was completed
just  before he returned  tee America.
William Keddick, who will ace em
pany Mr. Hartmann, was born in Ken
lucky and has had bis entire musical
training in America. He studied piatvi
with Romeo Gorno, Albino Gome
and Clarence Adler and composition
and harmony with Louis Victor Saar
and Henri Em.
The distinguished Hungarian violii
ist will appear at the Imperial Theatre
een   Friday, December 6.
Lambardi Opera Company
During lhe present week, at the Imperial Theatre, the Lambardi Gran.I
Opera Company of the Pacific Coasl
jis giving a series of seven successive
performances, and Vancouver music-
Iovers are taking full advantage of lhe
great festival of good music being
given. Each season for tbe past three
or four, the Lambardi Company has
limited this city and each season their
productions are growing in merit if
cast and perfection of rendition.
This year the series eel productions
include.', six Italian operas, one bv
I Strauss, a composer eif the strictly
| modern school of German composers.
: Beginning wilh Monday evening, La
] lloheme, a beautiful Italian opera 't\
j the celebrated Puccini, was given. The
next production, on Tuesday evening,
jwas Conchita, heard in Vancouver for
: lhe first time.
The  music  of  this  lovely  work   i-
mosl descriptive in character, rev i J
! ing in a most realistic manner the p; ���
.-ions  and  whims  of  the  persons   e'l
I acting the narrative of the play.   The
| music of the third act of this lovelj
| and most modern opera was one of the
'very best efforts of the entire s. ri.
of performances.   There is scarcely a
I weak role to be found amongst the fifteen    e,r    twenty  stars  the coni|i.ine
carries, and chorus singing is a positive  feature  of each  performance.
* *    *
Pantages Theatre
All the advance news points to an
other big bill of vaudeville at Pailtage
next  week.
For the special headliner of the'
show opening with the usual matinee
Monday, the management will bring t.
the city its first Xew York after-elm
ner attraction. This is Minnie I'ai
mcr's "1912 Cabaret Review," fealur
ing Stanton and May and Harry Wai
man and ten vaudeville stars, each ������
whom will do a special.
There will be five other big acts,
* ���   *
Miss  Badglcy's  Recital
An Elocution  Recital will be given
by thc pupils of Miss Helen Badglej
in  Labor Temple Hall, corner Duns-
muir  and   Homer   Streets,  Thursdav
December 5, at 8.15 p.m.
Those who will recite arc: Mi:<s
Emily Heather, Miss Margaret Leic-
bead, Miss Eva Bruce, Miss Gertrude
Butchart, Miss Myrtle Traill, Miss
Muriel Fox, Miss Florence Trew.
Miss Alice Duncan, Little Miss Kathleen Robinson, Mrs. Alma Keeler,
Mrs. Ethel Cutler, Mrs. Ada Hudson,
Mr. J. W. Burns, Mr. W. R. W.
Vaughan, Mr. A.  Dickson.
The programme will iiv.'lude humorous, pathetic and dramatic selections, eccentric character sketches,
dialect studies and impersonations,
interspersed with music. This is the
first of a series of four entertainments
to be publicly presented during the
winter by Miss Badgley's pupils. The
second will be three one-act sketches;
the third, original orations and
sketches and ensemble work by class
nupils; the fourth a play���possibly 'a
Shakespearean   comedy.
Tbe police committee sat in camera
on Tuesday afternoon to further consider the special report on Police matters submitted by the chairman.
Councillor Thomas. The amended
report will be sent to the next regular
meeting of the police committee.
e*      e*      *
The subject of the address by Rev.
T. W. Litch, pastor of the Ruth Morton Memorial Church, on Sunday
morning will be "The Three C's of
Service." At the evening service the
fourth of the series of South Vancouver Confessions will be given���
"The Backslider's Confession."


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