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Vol. I. No. 4
Price 3 Cents
Public Enquiry Commences
Into School Board Affairs
and    Penalties     Threatened      by    Commissioner-
Revelations at Thursday's  Session
Mr. J. Crehan, auditor appointed liy ins passed tin- accounts and witness
the  Government,  opened  liis  public drew trie warrants,  .vliicli never Kit
enquiry session in the Municipal Hall Iii* hands until they were passed for
mi  Thursday  morning fur  the  pur- payment.   The amounts were entered
pose "I enquiring into all municipal into the minute book.
matters and contracts since January      The Commissioner pointed out that
1, iy()8. several warrants were passed and paid,
The attendance of the public  was of which there was no mention in the
much smaller than anticipated, though minute book, and  witness    said    he
local public    bodies,    including    the could nol understand why they were
Municipal Council, School Hoard, and not entered.   Witness had no idea the
Board of Trade were well represented
Dire Consequences Threatened
After the names of the witnesses
had been called there were three absentees, including spencer Robinson
and J. Patterson, who had none to
another part of the hall.
Commissioner Crehan at once
ordered that warrants should issue
against the absentees, and remarked :
"These people must stand the consequence* if they are late. This enquiry is costing the municipality too
much money to mess about for witnesses." While these preliminaries
were in progress the whole of the
witnesses were present, and the Commissioner remarked, "1 will be as
reasonable as possible, but witnesses
subpoened must be present, or the
consequences to them will be serious."
Story of Teaming Work
The first witness called was Joseph
Patterson, who said he was in part'
nership with I. J. Brown as teamster*.
He worked on the clearing .'I a road;
at Cedar Cottage with one team under a contract with Ihe School
Board, and he received between seven
and eight dollars a day, according to
whatever arrangement was made. The
driver was not included in the charfe
made. Spencer Robinson agreed to
pay, and the matter was arranged
wdth him for $7 a day. ile thought
this was so, but could not be certain,
The Commissioner : Tlu questions
arc serious, and the answers are
serious. Take lime to consider, your
Witness said the partnership between himself and Brown had been
"���Dissolved, but at the time of partnership the cheques were cashed at ihe
bank ami profits divided, lie get his
share of any moneys received under
the contract. They never had more
than one team working Ihe whole
The Commissioner : I see by the
bills and accounts paid that you made
34 days in the month of December?���
Witness : There must be a mistake there, and 1 cannot understand
it.    I did not make out the bills
The Commissioner : Xo, but you
had part of the money. Did you pay
anyone a commission out of it?���
Witness :   No.
I, J. Brown followed, and said he
could not understand how 34 days
were charged fur December. Witness
never kept an account of the time,
but Spencer Robinson used to come
there twice a week.
The Commissioner : Were there
no wet days in March. 1 see every
day is charged.���Witness : I could
not tell you.
Witness, continuing, said he never
asked to be paid $8 a" day, but there
was a verbal agreement between him-
1 and Spencer Robinson. Witness
netimcs got the cheques, and some-
nines his partner. It was usual to
Supply the special items on an account,   unless   there   was     a     special
The Commissioner:   You charged
eight dollars a day fur a team.    What
is   the   prevailing   rate   today?��� Wil
ncss :     Six   dollars   and   seventy-live
The Commissioner : Did you know
what the amount of the cheque would
be before you got il :���Witness :
Yes, and 1 know thai everything except the 34 days' charge is correct.
Witness was proceeding to make
Statements when the Commissioner
told Iii ni to answer the questions and
not draw inferences
Sclnml Trustees did their work in an
improper manner, Ihe accounts were
cm tilied by Trustee Cleveland, and
when contracts were drawn he concluded the amount was due.
'flic Commissioner : Surely a
Board like that were not in the habit
of taking things for granted.
Witness said he did not suggest
anything but the minute books produced were kept by him up to a certain date. Me visited the schools once
a week, and he exercised his discretion in the purchase of stationery
The Commissioner : .Surely there
arc stationers and printers in the
municipality who are tax-payers?���
Witness : Yes. In regard to warrants I never signed a blank warrant
unless I was told what it was for.
The Commissioner produced a warrant not signed by the secretary, and
wanted   t"   know     Ihe     reason.���The
Better Fire Protection for South
Not a moment too soon a movement has been started to
provide a better equipment foi thi al fire brigad The
members hope i" gel horses, combination h��� wagons, and
"iln i appliances which will materially increase ']"��� efficiency
of ihe brigade, and at tin- same timi  d risk i" residents.
Th.  more complete 'he equipment the better for all concerned,
Petitions, for presentation to tin- Council, now lie at all iln
local lire stations and oilier offices for signature. It will cost
ran payers nothing to sign, while tin' advantage conferred will
he greal, if the petitions have tin- desired effeel
Civic Fathers Consider Many
Questions of Deep Importance
Much    Business    Transacted    at   the    Regular    Meeting  of  the
Council���Improving the Roads
\ meetii       I I hi   I inam i   t lommit-
t ���  of ; he Council wa i held on  Wed
���  .���     ('ouncillor   Ellioti
pi' Bided, and then       n > pi
Reevi     Kerr,    Councillors    Thi
Third, and Campbi II, and  Mr. J   I!
Springfi rd, munii ipal clerk
l ��� ep it i'i hand, I * ould lik'- to know?
How long will i.' bi bi fi ire he deals
with it?
Reeve Kerr We will take the
matter up right away.
Mrs Bi ii'l'-r : Thank you: if it is
��� ' i| done,  I   .i ill come again and bring
The   following  lettei a whole lot of them with me
The Commission'
explanation. I will lake the matter
into consideration and let you knots'
the result.
Another  Witness  Recalled
Mr. Ferris, late secretary to the
School Hoard, was recalled to explain, and s.nd il was not customary
to receipt warrants before the cheques
were given out.
The Commissioner said this was
done, but he would like to see the
color of his money before signing a
Mr. Ferris said, if it was so, he
could see no reason for it. He remembered that once there was "an
awful row" over a contract, and it
was hard to say what really happened.
The Cimmissioner :    Did you have
any  trouble  with  the  School  Board'
I   was just simply asked
lo resign, and I have heard since they
were sorry I did.
The Commissioner : Whal salary
wit ��� you getting in 1910?���Witness :
$75 a month.
I accept your | all right    The following morning wil
witness said he did not remember it,
and he did not know if there were any . Witness
mi ni' like it.
The Commissioner : You had sufficient confidence in the Board to
think that figures would not be altered?���Witness : Well, when four men
are together you do not suspect anything. I always signed the accounts they were satisfied with your work
with the chairman when they had ���
been audited.
The Commissioner : But you never
called attention to the fact that the
books   were   not   properly   audited?���
Witness :    No.
The Commissioner : Did you ever
hear the question of audit raised during your term of office?���Witness :
\... not at all.
The   Commissioner :     Well,   if  you   snould be aslced ,,, resign ?���Witness
cannot     explain     these     things     the   yCS| ;i,���i   |   w,.,,tc. ��� letter ���, ,],.���  ,.f
(ii it jjol the tender back, with a
statement thai the secretary refused
to receive it. The cheque which had
been sent in was returned by post
The Commissioner : Wen- you in
a position ;������ carry out the contract?
���Witness : Certainly. We did nol
see the trustees. We handed the
lender to Mr. Spencer Robinson with
an explanation that we had not been
able to get to the plans.
The Commissioner . When you
gave him the tender, did you tell him
your cheque would be in, in the morning? Witness : . I would not swear
this was said.
The Commissioner : Have you put
up many houses in the municipality?
Witness : Yes, and we have carried
out large and important contracts
outside. We completed a $40,000 job
in Winnipeg before coming here. I
protested against the plans being
kept from us, and that wis the
reason why our cheque was not in.
There win only three tenders for
[the job and  we  could  nut    get     the
and re d
Gentlemen,���We,   the   undersigned
powdcrmen,   respectfully    desire
draw your attention to the wages paid
at   tlu-  present  time  i;,   'hi-  munici
pality for our class of wort     In consideration   "I   the   risk   i"  life  which
necessarily attends    a    powderman's
duties and the injurious effects result
ant upon the general If all h, ������ i
that we arc nol reci i, mil' adequate n
muneration  for the danger incurred,
Wc would suggest thai the �� ig
powdermen be advanced.   The signatories   were :   Messrs.   I).  Sutherland,
B. C. E. R. Tender
tender of the I;  C  E   Railway
re )ard for the pa
- |6l:'        i ue a
Main was accepted
Sidewalks Wanted
Mr. R M Robson, 2234 Vlberta
Street, wrote to the Council asking
for a continuation of the sidewalks���
which al present terminate at River
to the junction of the Mam
and  Eburne line.
The Council decided thai    a    walk
should In- ci mtinued on thi   ��i si  side
W. S. Smith, N. Thornley, R   Musto,  at   once,  and   Mr.   Robson   said   tins
P. Loeschy, W. Banett, J. S 'ills. U
Berthran, W   Miller,  D.  W   Gi    .
and O. Allinder.
Councillor Thomas - tid thai if this
application was granted the Council
would have i" move all along the
line. Ii was explained thai thi -��� men
wen- getting $.'2~ a day, which is
25 cents'more than the men working
mi the roads. The application was
The Commissioner :    Did they say   plans in tin.
The    Commissioner :     What    ex
Witness :    Perfectly satisfactory. lenses did they give?���Witness ; They
The     Commissioner :       Did     they < said other build, is had them.
State   why   they   called   upon   you  for        |anlfa   Thomas   II.ti-   hi,   formerly
your  resignation?���Witness :      I hey  in partncr hip with ex Trustee Green-
never told me. Btatie    in    rea]    estate,    volunteered
Ihe  Commissioner :     Did  they tell [,,, L,ive ,,���;,,���., and ,lV.ir0 tna.    ,������
you   were   too   old   for
osition?���Witness:     Not  al  all.
The Commissioner I      Didn't
I consider it  extraordinary    that
give ,", loenc
to yourself and the chairman.    The
is  no authority  for  the  payment    of
these accounts.
The Chairman's Explanation
Mr R. C. Hodgson, chairman of
the Board in 1908, said he considered
the Board took proper steps to ensure a contractor carrying out his
contract. The books were audited
during his term of office.
The Commissioner asked Mr.
Hodgson to look into some of the
accounts and give an explanation
later in the day.
Mr.  D.  Burgess
Mr. D, Burgess was the next witness. He said he was a member of the
School Board during 1908, and that
was the only year lie was on the
Board, lie believed the books were
audited by the municipal auditor, and
he was always under Ihe impression
that the books had been properly
audited, The municipality was divided up Into lections, .mil each man
was responsible for his own district
Witness was responsible for a dis
triit which had not developed much
then, and therefore he was nol much
in touch wiih the other members,
The Commissioner :   How did you
arrive al the fact that the bonks wcre
Witness :   From the statement pro
duced by the auditor.
Al this stage of the pi"' cedings a
conversation was taking place in the
The  Councillor      Anyone   talking
here  in   a   loud  voice   will     get     into
Mr. Burgess, continuing, said he was
of the opinion the books had been
audited, and therefore lie did not enquire further.
Messrs  A.   P.  Stuart and  T.  Jones,
members of the  Board  in   1908.  both
Commissioner :    Did you pay   exprMset| (hc opjnjon t|,at the books
any commission to anyone out ol this
none.       I
missions    of    :J1I)0    came    into    the
I office  through  Oreciislade,   who  was
vou J then   a   School   Trustee,   on   the   sale
vou 'of a  site  to  Ihe  Scl 1   Board,    'fin'
.nones   \.f, into the account of the
nonnts  will   have  to  be   discharged I f^t' "f "never"OK;'d'a single account   T'o Ti'  '���"' l!l""" W? "'"'  '"'''i
....... , i icti.    i  iii ii i  w.iiu a smgii .ni. mo   |    ];    Macdonald.      Witness    asked
except   stationery accounts,  which   I why the commission was so small on
prepared myself. a |arge deal| and tnc explanation was
The Commissioner :    Did you ever ,|,.��� the commission had to be divided
advise the Board to call  for tenders among  B0  ,���..inv       Mr     Qreenslade
for   their  supplies,"���Witness:    fh""'
Proposed   Nurses'   Home   for   South
Mrs   Dickie and Mrs. McConkey al
tended  the  meeting  as  a  deputation
from the Vanci im er Victorian I Irdei
of   Nurses,    Sin   explained that  -lie.
with   other   ladies,   interviewed    iln'
committee some threi   weeks ago, and
asked tin  committee if they could ;.-
sist  in  i stablishing  a  branch  nurses'
home in South Vancouver.    She read
a Idler from Miss Franklin, iln- head
nurse, giving particulars of the work
the home was doing  There .tit .17 in
patients; ''7 visit- had been made dur    t
ing  the  pasl   month,  and  there   had
been  several operations     There  wire
Mi paying patients, and the amount received in  fees w.i- $96    Mrs   I licl ii
explained thai there was .i -- n id di al
ould relieve matters somewhat, but
still better sidewalk accommodation
was much needed.
Another Claim
\ Ii tter ��a - read from Robert
Black, near the old Schoolhouse on
Main, staling thai on February 8 his
-���in mel with an accident on iln sidewalk in consequence of an iron rod
being left by the workmen across the
sidewalk. The doctor's bill and incidentals amounted to $50, which he
asked thi Council to pay. The letter
was filed,
Main Street and Bodwell Road South
Mr E. Gold appeared before the
Council and asked what the B C,
Electric intended to do in regard to
Main Street and Bodwell Road south,
lie said he intended to attack the
B. C Elei ii ic Franchise and throw
off a yoke of ten years' -landing. If
he succeeded he would 1" a public
fact ir, and he would like to
know the Council's feeling in the mat-
Reeve Kerr said the company were
morally bound to live up io their.con-
Thi   Council had waited U|
the company, and  they were  laying
ry greal Street
was  no  particular  system  adopted  in
ordering them.
Were Plans Kept Back
Mr. C. Harrison, secretary to the
Board of Trade, asked to be allowed
to give evidence in regard to a school
COnttacI referred to earlier in the day.
and for which he and his partner then
tendered. He explained that while
his tender was pending he applied to
the architect for the plans, but could
not get them ill time to get the
cheque in with the tender, which was
handed to Robinson outside the school
ill the evening. Silencer Robinson
explained lo witness that it would be
told witness that was his commission
on the deal.
Witness, in  reply to tin-  Cotnmis
sinner,  said  he  did  not  know at   thai
lime il wa�� illegal I'.ir a trustee lo lake
;. commissi,ti
The City Solicitor asked ii this
particular property was listed for sale
in witness's office, and the reply was
in the negative. He added thai Mr
Greenslade had issued a writ against
him for libel   which had in it yel come
in trial.    'I'hc partnership  had been
dissolved,  and   the   I ks   Witt   in   ihe
hands of the Bankers Trust I.til for
a settlement. Ai this stage tin- courl
adjourned until Friday morning.
of imposition practised bj people win,    n,,'. matter was not yel rip    I t   fur-
could   v.'II afford  to pay  something,   ther report,
She   quoted   a   case   "here   a   man's
wife  had  been  attended   who  si
thai her husband's wages were $60 a
month,   whereas   in-    was    receiving
.<lno a  month.    The woman pleaded
thai  she had live children, and it  was
proved   ilia!   two  were  married and  a
third   could  earn   his  own   him;,  and
j i'i these pi ��� 'i'i'- did nol �� ant I i pay
any thing
i'. niiicillor Third said it would lake
one nurse all her  time  to lif
these  cases
Mrs.  I lickie, in i eplying to a
tion,  said  ii  the  Council  could  pro
��� ide     : bi an six roi ti s, thai   ''   ':,'v
���,,-. was i" isted up that
Monday was to 1"- a holiday at the
hall, the intimation lifted a-load from
the minds of many of the employees,
were uncertain whether they
B ting ��� ��� btain holitl ty ��� ir not.
Thai the hi lids - ippi iated g ������ -
��ithout saj ��� i    turned up
money?���Witness :     No
have not my bank-book here.
The Commissioner : Then you
must produce it. I will adjourn your
evidence until tomorrow. Come here
then with your bank book and other
Witness : What if I can't find
The Commissioner : Do the best
you can.
Former Secretary's Evidence
Mr. W. Ferris, former secretary of
the Board of School Trustees, gave
ciidence regarding the procedure of
the Board in handling contracts and
making  payments.     He   said,   to   his
were ill order.
The Afternoon Session
When the court resumed at two
o'clock Mr. R. C. Hodgson, chairman
of the Board of Trade, and a former
School Trustee, who was asked to explain the issuing of certain warrants
for payment of accounts, referred to
in his evidence in the morning, said
School Trustee Cleveland was nominated by the Board to have the work
done, and the account was certified as
correct. He believed tin; Board was
perfectly justified in the course they
The   Commissioner   said   he   could
quite sec that the accounts were jus-
astonishnient, he was asked to resign tifiablc, but wdshed to point out that
and no reason was given.    The trus-   there was no entry in the minute book
j to that effect.
Mr. Hodgson : I quite think the
i Board was justified in paying these
.accounts and that the entry in the
(book was sufficient authority.
The  Commissioner :    The  minutes
are kept for the very purpose of mak-
j ing corrections.
Mr. Hodgson : That is quite true.
] hut the Board is entitled to a certain
! amount of consideration under the
I circumstances.
Subscribers to "The Chinook"
who fail to receive their paper
regularly will confer a favor if they
will immediately notify this office
either by mail or telephone
(Fairmont 1874), so that any errors in delivery may be immediately rectified.
��ould be sufficient ao       n    I  tion
Ci mm illor Third did not think the
Ci unci ii   a pi isition al thi  pn s
nt time i" purchase sui
might   pi issibly   n nt   a   house
Mi-   Dickie :   Sis ro in- would be
lUiVicienl    i    -!       do  nol   take   patients i
Coum illor Campbell said that what
and   '
t'r >ni labor
- ....   happier
1 in   M m mpnnicd    hj      ,
king m; dow n
; i is, ���   \\ en " irds, ��    n, hap
���iiii.Ti' 11
yard,  1  sav e fro
a  doi r at I       ii   1.  -a' thi
Chi "hi.iiig
'   b''\  under  In- arm  and  �� is  ao iim
ils  al   the From   thi   in
"     ��� ���
���    io i        riend
w hat tin i
\1�� .i\ s ��� m the alert I
lifficult to p catch
in - s , . and In  urn movements
the   coi ��� '   dei id
hi'��   much   thi y ml !   gi\ ������  per  an
ii ti i ��� i     Hi    in  noi think    il
cosl  $150 thai   was    i
Thii Council
��ere  made up, I
Tin-  district   wanted    skilled
��fS  where   safelj   deposited   thi    l
they  ci mid  ���   ���      ��� thing     11��
ilis  ol man   earn
mg $3 .. da���  ' mid paj :i    chargi - I ���
the nurses, which were verj   reason
able,   i hi the n hi ile the pi oplc would
be quite willing to paj
Councillor Third thought the besl
way would be t ' donate a certain sum.
and then the nurses could gel a place
to suit  themselves.
The   Chairman   said   tin.   institution
'was   one   deserving    encouragement,
and it vvas just a mailer for arrange-
Reeve Kerr thought premises could
���,,ke -, >mi   lieu spapers oul
i.   saw  him '.ik" "in ��� paii
These he had a g I look 11, and then
hi the othei  I   ������ i xamim  them     He
then produced I box w hai w e
t hat. I 'nee more he
dipped Ins hand into the box and pn i ���
duced what looked from the distance
like .i paii of drum sticks Frith, instead of taking them, seemed I i
shrink back as far as the wall would
allow him. As Frith was well known
to both of us, my friend said, "Whal
can be the matter with Frith?" We
were not long in  doubt, as  the next
be secured  for about   $20  a  month,  article to be produced was a grinning
land  he  would  like  1"  see  something   s^u\]
We now   surmised what  they were
done.    The matter was referred to a
subsequent meeting of the committee.
A  meeting of the  Municipal Coun
cil was held "ti Wednesday afternoon,
after. The Chief got what we at first
thought were drum sticks, which
turned out to be leg bones, set up.
against the wall: the skull was placed
Reeve Kerr presiding, at which a good on   -he top;  hat,  boots,  straps,  etc..
deal   of   formal  business   was  trans- were placed in front; and after every-
actc,k i lung   was   arranged   to   their   entire
. satisfaction,  the   Chief    produced    a
A Persistent Applicant camera  to photograph the lot    The
Mrs   Bender. Gothard Road, caused three, with bent heads, were anxious*
some   amusement   by  the    persistent ly looking at the focus on the camera,
way  in   which  she  laid  a    case    for
A  sketch  of  Councillor Thomas  will be  found  on  Page  Eleven
Gotbard Road before the Council.
She said they had no councillor for
Ward I, and complained that there
had not been 2-< cents' worth of material put on Gothard Road for a
year, and she wanted to know why
residents there could not get that
road attended to.
Reeve   Kerr   said   it   had   been   ar- i
ranged that something should be done, j
and  the  matter was  in  the  hands of
the  surveyor.
Mrs.   Bender :    How long will  he !
(Continued on Page
Communications of news items
for insertion in "The Chinook"
will be welcomed, and readers are
asked to mail or telephone (Fairmont 18741 items to this office
Personal items and notices of
meetings and gatherings will be
particularly welcomed. TWO
Hys Story: Much Work, More
Worry, a Little Love,_a Little
Laughter    and  Some   iears :  :
With    Impressions   and   Opinions    Thrown    In
Thii icun will apprai week by week in the "Chinook," and be then
published ai a book by ihe Author
(Continued from Page 1)
I owe my parents 'jrateful memories of the place of mypearance and touch resembled human flesh���il only needed
nativity. I was born a Londoner���and a Londoner 1 shall i warmth and pulsation to make the illusion perfect. It was
remain���wherever I may be. I am writing these lines inj a model made by my brother which led to my seeing Charles
Vancouver, B.C., a city of marvellous activities, a city which] Dickens. I can remember looking into his wonderful eyes;
it needs no prophet to foresee will achieve a glorious future;! 1 can remember the music of his voice. I sat upon his knee
a cily with environments of wondrous beauty, but it does nolj and felt his hand, thai hand which, obeying the magic of
possess ihe mugi'c of London���beautiful, horrible, rich, poor, | his mind, gave the world a host of "characters
wonderful London! the cily one can never forget.
In "The Northern Heights of London," near Hornsey
Wood, 1 passed my infancy. I will not indicate the locality
of the house in which I was born, for if I do the London
"Society of Arts" or the London County Council may decor-
ale the domicile with a tablet���
Born Here.
I had a look at my birthplace before I left England.
The house is now inhabited by a quiet, respectable family,
who would not like lo be disturbed by a continual stream of
pilgrims. I recall Johnny Toole in "The Birthplace of
Podgers." I remember the old Hornsey Sluice House. I
remember Hornsey Wood where my father would stand still
every now and then, as he led me by the hand, to listen to
the song of the Nightingale. I remember a lovely garden
���with great trees, and flowering shrubs, and a wonderful
climbing magnolia. I remember a big glass conservatory full
of grotesque shaped prickly cactus plants, for my father was
a great collector of cacti���and as proud of his collection as
was Joseph Chamberlain or Sir Trevor Laurence of their
A child can receive impressions and gather memories at
two and three years of age which he will carry through life.
I was not three years of age when the Great Exhibition of
1851 was opened, but I well remember the excitement at
home over the preparations for that great event. My father
and brothers and sisters all exhibited and were awarded
My father, George Henry Bursill, was a civil and consulting engineer, a chemist and inventor. Of some of his
achievements I will speak later on; here I will only refer lo
his wonderful invention���so It was deemed then���"artificial
flesh." He made an elastic india rubber like gelatinous
material which resembled human flesh in the mosl remarkable
manner, chemically as well as in appearance. Of this material he made artificial hands, ears, noses for those who, by
accident or disease, had lost those necessaries. For Royal
Court days, and great balls and social functions, he���or
rather, one of his many assistants���added to the charms of
some ladies by supplying artificial shoulders and���bosoms!
In the early Victorian days there were many Court
receptions and "drawing rooms," great social functions where
low-necked evening dresses had lo be worn. A London
gentleman introduced an American friend to scch an assembly and asked the visitor, "Did you ever see such a sight?"
"Never since I was weaned," was the dry reply.
"Artificial flesh" gave plumpness and "shape" to many
i scraggy figure���and in the early Victorian days���as you
fill see by the pictures of John Leech���plumpness was con-
idered necessary to female beauty. Vinegar-drinking, slim
oung ladies were the fashion a little later. A sailor had a
quarrel with his wife���the quarrel was threshed out in the
Police Court where Jack loudly proclaimed that he was
much disappointed.
"Tut, tut," said the Magistrate, "I expect there are
faults on both rides."
"Aye, your Honor,"
thin as a shot herring."
But "artificial ficsh"
"I am glad to take ihe hand of a man who has filled
my house with friends," said a lady when she vvas introduced lo Dickens. I am glad to remember that as a boy I
felt the hand of Dickens resting on my curls; they were
beautiful curls falling on my shoulders, and few could resist
the temptation to touch them! Iviy brother had modelled
and reproduced in "artificial flesh" " Die Grandfather on
the Grave of Little Nell." It was a beautiful model���the
old man was like life���or ralher like death���the grave was
flower strewn, every flower modelled from nature and coloured like nature itself. My brother took the model to show
to Dickens and took me with him. In a jaunty "fez" cap
of blue velvet with a gold lassel, in a blue velvet jacket,
with gold lace and gold buttons, a waistcoat of silver cloth,
a Charles the First lace collar, white duck trousers and
morocco shoes with gold buckles���I added an artistic touch
to the visit and at once aroused artistic interest. I say this
as an impersonal impression, for I have seen a miniature of
myself in that "age of innocence."
Of course, I have only a dim memory of Charles
Dickens as I saw him then. I do not remember the house
I visited, but I remember the tears in his eyes and his actions
when he saw the model���and in after years my brother
described the visit to me���proving that to Charles Dickens
all his characters were not characters of "fiction," but real
"Very beautiful, very touching, very wonderful," said
Charles Dickens as he looked at the model of the old man,
touching the cheek, which was to the touch as well as to the
eye���just like the cheek of a corpse. "You have made a
beautiful figure of the Old Man���but the attitude is nol
THE GRAVE OF LITTLE NELL, he was clasping
said Jack,    lore and aft she s as; the green mound in an embrace as though he still held-
i and would not relinquish���the form of his dear dead child."
was by the skill of my brother! "When I saw the grandfather!". Yes! all the characters
Henry, ihe sculptor, put to many beautiful artistic uses. In; of Dickens he had seen, with his mind's eve���(hey were all
this wonderful material he modelled figures which lo ap-1 real to him���and that is why they are so real to us.
Count dlnr i smpbell presided over
a meeting of the Health Committee
on Tuesday morning There were
present  Reevi   Kerr, Councillors El
liotl. Thomas, Third, and J. Pengelly,
Health Inspect"!
Officers' Reports
Medical Health Officer Murphy reported that during May the monthly
round was made and districts along
River Road as far an Tloundary Road,
the Collingwood tenitory, Cedar Cottage and along Rodwell Road were
inspected. No very glaring defects
were discovered. Several more
Chinese shacks were inspected which
had not been looked into on the previous trip. The Carbolineum Paving
Block Company's premises near
Boundary Road wcre inspected, and
everything in connection therewith,
regarding sanitation and the housing
of the men, was found in first-class
condition. In short, the management
of this industry is worthy of the
highest praise for the excellent condition of the premises.
The infecti
j ouncillor Elliott said he had re
wived  two  letters  from  the   B,   C.
Hospital Association, and he was intending io lake the matter up,
Dust and Dirt
Reeve  Kerr asked    ii   something
111  could nol he done to keep the
streets  clean.    Waste  wood,  paper,
etc.,   lying  around,   made   the   Streets
look vi ry had.
Councillor Third said the people
were crying out about the dust and he
did nol know what they were going to
Councillor   Campbell  said   h
told  that  a   mixture  could  bt
cured for laying the dust, which would
keep   the   surface   right  for  about  a
The matter was referred to Engineer Clement, who had reported on
the success of a scheme inaugurated
by Point Grey to allay dust.
Councillor Elliott was of the opinion
that by means of forced pumping it
was possible to secure a supply of
water from the Fraser River, which
could he pumped into water carts or
the British Columbia Electric Railway
Company's sprinkler at the river end
ious diseases during May,,.   .,
were :     Pulmonary    tuberculosis,    2 ! ��f Mam Strcet'
cases; diphtheria,  1;  scarlet fever, 1; Inspector's Report
measles, 24; whooping cough, 9;: Plumbing Inspector E. S. Tliurreson
mumps, 6; typhoid, 1. ' reported  that  he  had  inspected  309
Health Inspector  Pengelly submit-. new   plumbing   works  and   1281   fix-
ted his monthly report, which stated   turcs during May.
that 195 complaints had been received, : Claim  Rejected
and investigations made 49. Official; A claim for $250 damages by Car
notices had been served and one ' Conductor Patterson for injuries to
prr.seiut.on for violation of the heath Ins little girl, caused, he alleged by
bylaw. The general health of the d.s- the child being overcome and render-
were aTooted y' reP��rtS I 'd tSeiTSlyi.iU by SCWer ��**��� �����""
were adopted. Ijected by the committee.
An Emphatic Denial Dr.   Murphy,   medical  officer,    re-
Dr. Murphy said he wished to state j P��rteQ that he could find no trace of
publicly before the  Council that the j pWer sas. and  he advised  that  Mr.
statements made in a letter received I    attcrson s claim be not entertained,
from the hospital authorities was ab- j Offer Refused
solutely untrue.   There was no truth j    An offer from the B. C.  Hospital
whatever in the statement that he was
in any way connected with the B. C
Hospital Association.
owners for the sale of the institution
was rejected by the committee. This
concluded the business.
Roads and Sidewalks
Engineer W. A. Clement presented
his fortnightly report to the Hoard of
Works On Tuesday alternoou in which
he recommended several thousand
dollars' worth of sidewalk. This
work was evenly distributed among
the five wards. The board decided to
ask the councillors for each ward to
look into the recommendations. Recommendations for street grading, the
employment of a steam shovel foreman and other matters wcre adopted
as presented.
Councillor Elliott asked just how
much progress was being made in the
municipality on the various road improvement works.
Mr. Clement pointed out that many
jobs were being handled much faster
now than formerly. lie cited one
case where the municipality, by adopting a method figured out by himself
and Assistant Engineer Baxter, was
saving fully sixty dollars a day on the
one job. The board expressed its
satisfaction, but Mr. Clement was
asked to bring in a report of the
work done by his department to date.
A Two-line Letter
Ernest McBride, provincial road
superintendent, sent a letter to the
Council consisting of two lines only
lliesc two lines stated that the provincial government was granting the
municipality $25,000 for road work, for
both 1912 and 1913. Some doubt as
to the meaning of the letter was expressed, but it was ordered filed.
The street railway company was
given permission to construct a
switch on Main street, between 60th
and 61st avenues, and also put in permanent work at 16th Avenue and
Mr. A. E. Conway, who is board
ol works clerk, was switched from
that position to one in the engineering
department, under  direct supervision
0 Engineer  Clement.    The  position
01 board of works clerk was abolished
i lien a sudden gust of wind upset the
structure and the s':ull rolled down
imong their feet. I don't know
vliicli one of them il was that let the
.���ell "r made the leap, but it would
lave made a redskin sick with envy
u try i" imitate it. As the car came
lown al this time we had no further
ipportunity of witnessing Chief Jack
ion a-, amateur photographer.
Mr. M J. Crehan and his staff an
low fairly under way and they arc
leginning to gather together the ends
if the tangled skein.    Will ihey be
tide  to  unravel   them?    The  hrsl   at
len.pl   was made on  Thursday,  when
the  public  enquiry began, and as il
progresses we have no doubt everything will be brought to light.   As an
I old Scotsman who used to work East
| with us used to say, when any rather
! difficult piece of work was on, "first
find the fankel before you try to make
a rcadment," which means, first try
to find the cause before you make an
adjustment Mr. Crehan is ably assisted by his wife, whom reports assert is one of the most expert at figures in Vancouver. We have not
therefore the least hesitation in saying that under her guidance many a
transaction that has been made in the
past and never expected to sec the
light of day will slowly but surely be
unravelled, and wdien the fankel is
found the skein will be easily rolled
Into a ball.
* *    *
On Monday Magistrate McArthur
will commence a two-weeks vacation.
He has been Buffering for some time
from severe colds. We understand
his duties will be taken up by Reeve
Kerr and Councillor Thomas. Both
these gentlemen are J.P.'s and are
therefore qualified to sit on the bench.
* *    *
At last there seems a likelihood of
Mr. Morris, Wiring Inspector, getting
his motor cycle. We understand the
first firm that received the order got
it conditionally that they could deliver
in two weeks, but as it is now nearly
two months since they got the order
and have not yet delivered the cycle,
a cancellation order was sent them
and the order placed with another
firm who have promised delivery right
* *    *
Last week we drew attention to
those who tried to evade E. Ii. Thur-
reson, the plumbing inspector. This
week Charles Ballar mourns the fact
that the notes wcre not printed earlier.
He might then have been $35 richer
than he is today, and saved the visit
he had to make last Saturday for the
sake of being introduced to Magistrate McArthur. Some lessons arc
hard to learn; how quickly one learns
when it applies to the pocket.
* * *
The garbage wagons have now commenced their work. Quite a little adventure befell one of them on Tuesday last. One of the new wagons was
being driven wdth a load along 17th
Avenue. The driver and man along
with him seemed to be unable to locate where to dump the lead. They
drove around for a time, and finally
found themselves in Point Grey; they
then made tracks to return to South
Vancouver. Through some mishap
one of the horses got into difficulties
at the point where they were putting
in a sewer trench. With the assistance of some of the workmen matters wcre soon put right. It is an old
saying that trouble never comes
singly. This the men in charge of the
dump wagon were to find out. No
sooner were they out of one difficulty than they got into another. The
horse seemed to rear up, and in falling broke the hames of the cart; they
then unhitched the horse and went
away, leaving the wagon lying at the
side of the road to whet the curiosity
of the passers-by as to what had happened. Later in the afternoon two
other dump carts were seen approaching; Ihe driver and his assistant wcre
each in charge of a wagon. They
viewed the wreck from a distance,
then without comment turned their
horses' head and seemed to make for
the stables.
* #    t
We understand that garbage checks
are on sale at all the hardware stores
iii the municipality. It is to be hoped
the people will take advantage of
these checks, and so assist the muni
lipalily lo keep down the accumulation of rubbish.
* *    *
A deputation consisting of Mr.
Whelpton, chairman, and Trustee
McArthur from the School Board,
waited on the Council on Wednesday
afternoon to see about the leasing of
a piece of ground at the Municipal
Hall for the purpose of School Board
offices. The matter is under consideration, as there seems to be overcrowding in the Municipal Hall. The
opportunity might be taken to build
new police quarters along with the
School Board offices. We tender the
advice for what it is worth.
* *    *
We understand that Mr. Crehan,
auditor, has refused his sanction to
the payment of a contractor's account
for $125. It appears the contractor
did the work on a verbal agreement
with one of the late Councillors. The
present Council, not wishing to put
a hardship upon the contractor, after
a good deal of hesitation and enquiry
ultimately agreed that there was a
certain moral obligation on the Council binding them to the work of their
nredeeessor. Mr. Crehan docs not
look upon it in this light.
* *   *
We understand that Mr. Crehan,
auditor, had an interview with Messrs,
Hodgson and Harrison, president
and secretary of the Board of Trade,
to ascertain as to how the money
voted by the Council was spent. Mr.
Crehan was more than satisfied as to
the careful manner in which the
money had been utilized and the accounts kept.
* *   *
Willie Brown and Frank Sampson,
two youths, appeared before Magistrate McArthur on Wednesday morning  charged  with  assaulting  Wesley
Carnes. Some people have strange
ideas as to right and wrong. It appears that Carnes was on his way
home with his bicycle wdien Brown
and Sampson crossed the street and
blocked the road in front ..f Carnes.
Asking for (he loan of the bicycle,
Carnes refuted, and tried to pass
them. In doing so lie knocked
against Sampson, who promptly
knocked him down, and considered
himself justified in doing so.    M;inis
irate McArthur viewed iln- matter
from a different standpoint, and
whilst he allowed Brown to go,
Sampson's contribution to the police
funds was $9.50,
Prom many friends in Nova Scotia
Mrs. Hill, of Collingwood East, has
had letters of sympathy on the death
of her husband
* *    *
We hear that Mr. McGregor, of
Collingwood  Bast,  is contemplating
the erection of more buildings on the
Joyce Road shortly. The building
trade has been busy since "The
Chinook" made its bow lo the public.
* ��    *
"The Land We Live In," Charles
Knight's "History of London," and
some twenty other valuable books
have just been added to the Colling
wood Library. Mr. J. Francis Bursill informs us that the good ship
Montfort will shortly bring two large
boxes of books for this library.
* *    *
All humanity loves to "take a
chance." The Bell Theatre, Colling
wood East, is turning this instinct of
humanity to some account,
* *   ��
The Collingwood Institute possesses a fine Union Jack, but could
not fly it on the King's birthday for
want of a flagstaff. Who will give
the Institute a flagstaff? Don't all
speak at once. Write your offer to J.
F. B., Collingwood East Library.
* *    ���
The fireman of No. 1 vVard, out
Central Park way, will have a grand
concert at the Collingwood Library
on June 19. The proceeds will be
used for the purchase of uniforms.
* *    *
"Felix Penne," of Collingwood, will
lecture at St. Saviour's, Grandview, on
Monday night. Subject, "The Heart
of the Empire : Memories of London City."
* *   *
For the first time in living memory
a real silk top-hat of the good old
City of London type was seen on the
head of a Collingwoodite this week
The price of real estate on Joyce
Road has taken no perceptible rise in
value as a consequence���yet.
��       *       *
Under the auspices of the No, 1
.Yard Ratepayers' Association a smoking concert was held on Friday night
at the Collingwood Institute. Mr.
Bliss occupied the chair. Secretary
Pierce assisted in putting round the
smokes, coffee, crackers and cheese,
and he was not behind with the music.
Mr. Dean, Miss Berry, Mr. Menzies,
Mr. Wyatt, Mr. J. Francis Bursill, and
others contributed to the program,
and the concert proved a thorough
success. Thanking Mr. Bursill as
"host" the company all expressed a
desire for such another concert soon.
Nowadays it is not necessary for
I the man or woman who wishes to
buy right to go to the city stores to
do his of her shopping. South Vancouver is today equipped with stores
which can offer to patrons just as
good buys, and cheaper, too, in many
instances, as Ihe same articles can
In bought in the city. The city mer-
hant arums that owing to the tremendous turnover he is enabled to
offer his goods at lower prices than
the merchant doing business in a
suburban locality. No doubt the turnover is great Necessarily it must
he      i >u   ihe   other   hand,   the   mer-
ihani in  Si mill  Vancouver has less
nut in meet, and has not the amount
I of money to pay for help.    For those
reasons he can afford lo sell in very
many cases for Considerably less than
the  merchant  mi  Ihe main streets in
I ihe  city.    South   Vancouver  residents
, therefore   should   consider   well   bc-
' fore they pay car  fare  to go  to  the
city to pick up to-called bargains.
Just now Mr. J.  Powc, of Colling-
: wood East, is conducting a large sale
which   is  attracting  a  good   deal   of
notice   in   that   district.      Owing    to
limited space he is offering real bar
gains in his select stock of boots and
; shoes   and gents' furnishings.    It will
pay  residents  of    Collingwood    and
! district to investigate what he has to
A dry goods store with all the pretensions of a city house has just been
opened up by Mr. X. F. de St. Croix
in the Winram Block at the corner
of 17th Avenue and Main Street. The
new store embraces all the advantages
of an up-to-date establishment, and
bargains which should appeal to the
women are being offered. A number
of specials are being offered today,
and it will pay to note the bargains
enumerated elsewhere in this issue.
Not only is the stock of a wide range,
but it has been carefully selected, anil
patrons will be well repaid by a visit
to this place of business.
R. W. E. Preston
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Stock on hand Repairing done
Tenders wanted for painting residence���Apply R. II. Cook, 4415 Quebec Street.
For Quality and Purity come to the
Corner 24th and Main
Z. Aheroni, rruji.
Protect Your Health
This is the season of the year when every precaution should be takei. lo preserve health and conserve energy.
Protect your doors and windows hy adding
minimize labor and exertion hv using ELECTRIC
Our lines ol' Screen 1 Joors and Windows, Electric
Trons, Electric Stoves, Coal Oil Stoves and Refrigerators are unsurpassed, at prices that are right.
G. E. McBride & Co.
Corner Sixteenth Avenue and Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 899
Corner 49th Ave. and Fraser Street
Special Saturday Sale
Great Bargains in Dry Goods
Special Value : 2 yards for 25c
Splendid Value :  25c each
HANDKERCHIEFS :   Regular 15c each; Saturday,
3 for 10c
EMBROIDERIES:    Regular 10c a yard; Special,
Saturday,5c a yard
N. F. de St. Croix
We DID WELL in our oid store al Main and 27th.
WE ARE DOING BETTER al our new More on the corner of
Main and 29th.
WE   HAVE  THE   MOST  APPETISING   Store   in   South
BECAUSE we earned your support  and confidence by low
prices, fair dealing, prompt deliveries, and careful attention
to all details of our business.
BECAUSE we   have   a   larger   store,   more   goods   on   view,
and extra staff to satisfy your wishes.
BKC.U'SK we know the needs of this district.
We Want You to Come and See Us
You will not be pressed to buy���we want to get you interested in
our business,
COME in and look around our stock.
We stock every good brand of commodities usually found in a
grocery store, and a great many not found in the ordinary
If you come and examine our stock critically for yourself you
will be convinced that the quality of our goods and the
prices we sell them at offer a distinct advantage for you to
shop with us. You will be convinced that as a critical, careful, and economical housewife, you MUST shop with us
to gel the fullest value obtainable for money.
Will You Come?
OUR NEW ADDRESS is Corner Main Street and 29th Avenue.
Sloan & Allen
South Vancouver
River Road, Ontario Street, and Ii. C. Electric Trackage and
All Lots  Cleared  and Graded
Subdivision of portion of Block 11, D. L. 322
River Road Lots, each  $1250
Ontario Street  Lots, each       800
Inside Lots, each      700
Terms :  One-sixth cash, balance over three years.
For Plans, Price List and Particulars apply
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For Sale Purchased
The B. C. Wine Co.
Carry a large and well-assorted stock of selected Wines and
Sole Agents for
H. Simpson & Co.'s "BLUE FUNNEL" SCOTCH
Whitbread & Co.'s LONDON ALE AND STOUT
Phone : Seymour 312
Special ��� deliveries   every   Tuesday   and   Friday   mornings   to
South Vancouver
Painter and Decorator
Signs of all kinds
: Hands   Across   the   Sea :
Paragraphs on the Fusion of Interests of Greater Vancouver
and the Home-land
i .��� Friday of lasl wcck Albert Ken   Robinson's Return Cost $144
ny was sentenced to 14 years  impru
Sir  Thomas   Shaughncssy,   though   to Vancouver folk, when Miss  Udyn
mi American a! one stage of In- life,
prefer- the home bred Britisher to the
imported  article    from    across    the
boundary as a settler in the greal Do
minion.   Thai is the opinion he is re
ported to have expressed to the Lon
don  i England I  press, and  there are
few who will ��� Ii-.tm;i'""' with him  Whili
the  Y.iiil.'i' agriculturist  may be all
right in Iii- "��ii way, in sporting par
lance he can'i  stay the distance thi
same as Iii- 1 ��� i-��� <111����� r across the her
ring  pond,    Hence    the    preference
shown by iln president of the C  P. R.
for the experienced farmers ir..m Eng
laiiil���that is tu say, from thi   United
Kingdom,    for,    be    ii    understood,
England does nol own all the farmers
in the three kingdoms wesl of buropi
*   *   *
If there arc any persons   who arc
laboring under the delusion thai Iirii
i-h Columbia is not the top-notcher
of all  the provinces in  Canada,  the
Irene   Hendry   was   married   to   M.
Eric Wergue Hamber    Mr-   Hamber,
who i- the daughter of Mr  and Mi
J'.lin   Hendry,  of    Vani ouvi r,    was
among  those  presented  al   the   Cor
una tion Court a year ago    Tlx
ding  took  place in  one "f th
fashionable  Wesl   End  i lunch
'I"    Ri ������     \r< hili.,hi   Flemming   r.lfi
-1 ti il
fiver ,i thousand dollars a month
was the modesl computation of thi
amount of money senl from heads of
families in Vancouver and environs
to their families hi the < >hl Country
To retain thai in the distrii tl affi i ti d
was the probli m that confronted the
men who had the welfare of the i ity
and surrounding localities al heart
W'hai had 1
nineiii for the attempted robbery of
the Northern Crown Bank last Chris)
mas    Of all the haul: robberies thai
in and around Vancouver
this �� as the onlj il the d.es
ii - being brought to book, and
I   m the el
rh Vancouver polici
The writer happened to drop inl
irtroom   the   day   the  preliminarj
���   ��� .   d at I
'1   of how the ca| ��� BFei ted and
the bringing  hi u i harge  to
Kenny never appeared in  the public
I ha\e no doubt i' will inti
the public of South Vancouver al this
nine in inar the story as I  heard n
given in thi I In
a Saturday forenoon ���
stabli -   ni itii ed  a   suspicious   l< h i
individual coming along the 'A estmin-
-i'-r   Road   inar  Central   Park.    The
constable kepi him under observation
for a time, and w hen al C llingv
the   constable   telephoned   to   Chiei
could be made a success in Vancouver
In  the prairie  capital  the idea  "f an
eased by tome of the mosl   imperial  Home  Reunion  Association
the world of fin    '".'. r""'- :""' ''"' result has surpass
pn .111111. 111 men
ante and commercial pursuits from
time i" nine should be the means of
throwing a little Unlit "ii their intelligence, apart from the facl thai the
cream "I the shiploads of immigrants
every year comes to the Pacific slope.
1 ine of the ni"-i recent arrivals in the
Terminal City is Sir Kenneth S.
Anders.mi. the presidenl of the Oriental Steam Navigation Company,
which has one oi the largest passenger and freight fleets in the world. It
is an open secret that Sir Kenneth,
with the opening of the Panama (.'anal
in view, has an eye in the main
chance, and that the object of his
visit here is not so much sighl - leing
a- to spy oul the land, or rather
waterfrontage, for the necessary facilities to establish a line of steamers between the United Kingdom and Vancouver via the "ditch."
*   *   *
It will have been noticed thai
Premier McBride, in his recenl in
terview, laid particular stress on ihe
words "other .districts," when speak
ing of his negotiations with the 1!. C.
Electric Railway Company. Clearly
! lie lias in mind Ihe claims of South
Vancouver and Poirfl Grey, but
chiefly the former. The residents of
the municipality have been somewhat
handicapped through Ihe abnormal
growth "f the municipality necessi
tating unlimited and unforeseen trans
portation facilities, and although optimistic opinions have been expressed
regarding ihe ultimate outcome of
Dick's visit to ihe Old Country and
his conferring w'ith the directors of
the 1!. C. Electric Company, it remains lo he seen whether tile latter
will he able io provide ihe facilities
necessary for a district that, for area
and population, is almost as important as the City of Vancouver proper.
"All along," says Dick, "I have
quite appreciated the importance to
ihe Cily of Vancouver and the surrounding districts of securing settle
ment of various outstanding issues."
As a general rule, wilh Ihe premier lo
think has been to act, so no doubt a
pronouncement satisfactory to ihe
several districts interested will before
long he forthcoming,
.e.ll a -ueee-- m  Winnipeg   yA,y., ���, ,],.,,  ,,,, w���. ,nadowing ., SUS
plcious character who seemed to be
heading for iln- Junction Chief Jackson hurried to the Junction a- quickly
a- possible, Inn by the time hi goi
there he found thai the policeman had
allowed the man io cross ihe border
niio Vancouver City As Chi
-in could then do nothing, they kepi
the man  under  observation  till  they
got   a   Cily   policeman   to   apprehend
iln- suspeel for vagrancy. Kenny was
taken to the Vancouver police office
Vancouver refused to have anything
to do wilh him. and would have given
him his liberty. However, ihe South
Vancouver police were now suspii
inn- thai Kenny's description tallied
wilh  that  of  tin-  suspeel   wanted  for
ed the expectations of the promoters
This also now applies to ihe Western
capital. The necessary funds wcre
readily obtained, and already aboul
one hundred breadwinners have been
enabled i" -end for iheir wives and
children The benefit accruing to
Vancouver and ihe outlying municipalities cannol he overestimated, and
will he incalculable,
The  recent   strike  "f jurors  in   the
Supreme Court of Vancouver against
ih" rate of pay offer, d I hem will prob
ihe attempted hank robbery, so they
ably he ihe mean- 01 adding one^or   brougrit   Kenny hack  to  South  Vancouver, without letting the City men
May   14   witnesse
London of mi ire tha
a   wedding
passing inter
to the list- of irade union- I'.m
after all. the lot of the juror in this
country is decidedly preferable to his
comrade in adversity in the United
Kingdom. Here the twelve good men
and true receive some slight recognition of their service-; there liny are
at the mercy of the judge and counsel. Is il small wonder that ihe worm
of a juryman will turn now and then?
Thai- they make serious errors.now
and then is true, and -mall blame i"
them. Bui was there an excuse for
ihe mistake into which the dozen
dropped on one occasion?"
"Gentlemen of the jury." said the
crier, "lake your places." Whereupon,
as "lie man, they walked into the
prisoners' dock.    They were excused
A link wilh ihe pasi history of
Canada, in the person of Sir Charles
I'upper. former Premier of ihe Do
minion, on his arrival in Vancouver
"ii Monday from ihe (lid Country,
looked a- if he had yel twenty years
I" live. Alert physically and keen
mentally, In siill continued to lake
an active interest in ihe affairs of ihe
country with whose fortunes his name
has keen ass iciated Despite ihe two
wee1 s' journey from England, Sir
Charles did nol display the slightest
signs of fatigue, and -poke in the
mosl optimistic terms of ihe future
of this greal country. Hi- friends���
and il".".- are legi n���are delighted
wilh ihe vitality of the old political
warriors*, who in an interview dwell
principally on  tin- benefits thai  hav<
��� trued from ihe confederation of the
provinces under hi- regime, lie i-
-esid'nq v ith hi- - ,,. sir Charles Hib
berl Tupper.
know of iheir suspicions. Arthur
I'.ihl -. ihe hank teller, and a few
others were brought i" lie South
Vancouver  police  office  and   readily
identified  Kenny  as  pi i iln-  two
men  wanted   for  ihe attempted  robbery and shooting.   Within a few days
the   police   had   completed   the   chain
of evidence that gave Kenny his term
of imprisonment.    Never did 1 listen
to a ca-e that wa- heiier handled or
put in more terse language than was
laid before Magistrate McArthur thai
day    The police produced their maps
of  the   place   where   the   outrage   had
taken   place;   they   also   produced   a
-ketch of the inside and outside of the
bank.     They   produced   a   tracing   of
how  the men  had  left  the hank,  also
the   spot   where   they   separated,   and
where   one   of   them���supposed   1"   hi
Kenny���doubled    back   and    met    the
wounded   hank   teller,   who   asked   to
he assisted, little knowing that i-  was
hi-   assailant   he   was  appealing    to
They also showed where the two men
again   tint   and   ran   along   the   road,
also   where   "lie   of   them   had   fallen
over a log and dropped hi- revolver;
how they had    then    run    out    and
1 changed their disguises behind a log
Tlnn the story was taken to thi
of Kenny     The police had gone there
and  gathered  the  damning  evidence
Bil  hy hit  it  wa- pieced together, and
ihe prosecuting counsel said, when he
afterwards complimented thi police
on their work, it was as fine a work
ed up ea-e a- lie had ever handled,
and reflected the highest credit on
all who had assisted i" work up the
Another case the writer heard tried
in the Municipal Hall showed a- -
a hu of detective work as ever came
undei    notice       Irian   what    I   could
gather   from   the   evidence   that   daj
it appeared that a farmer, whosi
I   h rget,   called   al   the  police  offii .
about 2..'II in tin- afternoon and -laud
that two cows had either been
ni   strayed   from   his   farm   on   Lulu
[stand  'In   night  prc\ ious.     V police
man vvas at once sent 1 ait to im esti
gate     lie noticed  some wheel  marks
re  the  cow -   had
Keen   taken     from        This     al     onci
1! hi- suspicions    I le to. ik cat 1
ful   measurements   and   followed   the
- hi      eld trace them
- shop in t!ie munici
palit) \\ a- \ isited '1.. size and make
of iln- win els  I" me  ��� arefully  noted
single  butcher  suspected  thai
the   p.dice   had   1" en   near   in-   place
���   daj     Suspicion  pointed  i" one
in in    \-   soon   ���     darkm --    sel    in,
i I   ,-��� ai    .ihaig   w ith   S> ���.
Bra inn ell, and ai i nmp mil d lo
��� f iln- police, quickly and silently mu
rounded tl l   phi' l      ' Ine "I tin   ]
men crepl   forward and reconnoitred
ihe premisi -     He disi    ., ���. .   thai one
"l   the   rig-   and   the  men   were
Patiently waiting, the policemen were
n wauled about 1" .��� clock bv hi
the rig drive into th< hack yard. In
a im.ment the polici sprang forward
and secured their men. who had gone
..in iii a -hack where they had driven
the cow- and killed them, and were
bringing in the dead carcases at the
lime   they   were   apprehended        The
A me. ting   .f iln- Police Committee
wa-   Inld   at   the   Municipal   Hall   on
ay        morning. Councillor
Tin.m.i- presided, and there were alto
���  ('���inn. illor- Third. Elliott, and
Campbell, with  Mr   J   I:   Springford,
m! < hii I J o kion.
Police Expenses
t hn I Constable Jackson  submitti d
- amounting in thi agg:���
gate ti   ���: ii ���  ���  ".,-. ���
fi "d. eti . i' ii - School fru
a   from   "i
illoi I homai -aid he went
mi" iii' polici station and asked for
some int' rmation ri spi til g Robinson, and he could inn gel ii lie
simply could noi find on; anything���
��� informati d to
'��� up H.- did nol kin.w what
[he i ��� if ihe < Council though) about
it      When  In-  �� i|  mi  iln-  di,   ;..   was
' Ihii t "f Polici
'"       Until  'In-  Chnf got    back    he
i ould  nol      ��� ��� "am    anything.      He
wanted io know   i ho paid iln- police,
and  whal   w en    they paid  for?     If the
Council wa- inn entitled to know
whai the municipal officers were, doing. In- wanted to know win, was?
Councillor Third . I think the
Reeve made a communication on the
mailer, thai tl i Chii i was not to say
anything until tln-y had some idea
when Robinson was Tin Reeve told
instructions to the
Chief n,,'  o.  -ay anything
Councillor Thomas Thai may be
all rig! I it  goi -. but I  want
to know how statements :."������ outside
before w e i hi m inside
Councillor Third: I knew nothing
until  Robins >n  came back
Councillor Thorn; - . I came in here
������������ ask a question, hut I goi ih,- information outside. That is wdiai I am
i,ilking aboul  m iw.
Councillor Third : The police were
instructed nol to give anything out
until a letter or some communication
w.i- ri ceivi d I do not think the out-
-ide information came from ihe police.
Councillor Thomas:   Where did it
come from, then?
i   mncillor Third :    Id" not know.
Councillor   Thomas ;     I   think  the
Council  has just as much    right    to
inn iw a- anybody else.
Chief Constable Jack-on ; If you
will tell it- w hat t" do we will do il.
I do not tal these things mi myself.
Councillor   Campbell ;     The   chair-
.nian of the  Police Committee should
hai'   acci -- to tin- information
Councillor Thomas :    Wh.    ai
hen   for?
Councillor Campbell :   It wa- taken
up by the Reeve, wdio did m il
to sligl     y 'ii in any way. 1  heln i
i ouncillor Thomas ;    In the City r
was Ihe first man to know    The bills
I for payment
Police Holidays
A  report  of thi    Police  Committee
recommended   thai   all   sci
the fi iv,  be grat        . leave ol
al -��� nee,   ind   i irdini ��� . bles  14
Councilli ir  Ellii itt.ii i
a dis tussi nil  thai  tin
lure  of   a ble's   duty   gave   him
c< .ri-i.l -rable ch mgi oul ! n >rs. ' He
t'n mghl U daj - for thi sergi ant- and
in   h ir   constabl mid   he  n
Chief J; cl they onlj  ad, ivt
,d "tie im holiday ai ihe same time
Ii   wa-   decided   to   allow   till   ser
��� - ni" .ine year's -en i,
14 days' leave, a:  ' 10 daj
Sunday Trading
The comn  tti       gain discussed the
; - tii ai  of  Sunday  trading.     1 ���   was
stated i era!   merchants   were
selling g      erics as well a- - n't drinks
ai  Sun
Police Chief J
ir l i tin   man who only ���
i     incillor  Tl  n I hairm in,
the;    ���
w horn  all   M.e
������ ,1
Police Pay
'I'he committi i tl          otn-
menclation of Chi f Pol       fackson
as I., the new   police - The
fill i llov
hu I'll th      First       ��� $75   si c md
-no fourth rear, $100,
The   it 'ill   Onlj    1"    given   ill
cases   w hi ���.    ��� h.     men    Inc. c
Dogs   in   Houses   Safe
Polici   i 'hn ���  Jackson   stated I
man can  nol  he prosecuti d  for 1
ing .i dog v ithoul a licence, pi ���
he   I e. p-   it   iii-nh    hi-  hulls"
Thi-  stati   ol    'hn - was   hie.
���i'    chief,  to  'heir antiquated bylaw.
The committee decided t" instruct the
municipal solicitors to amend ihe bj
lav  1"  compel  all  owners  of dogs  to
lake   "in   a   dog   licence  or  be   pi
cuti d.
The chief said that one man recent
prisoners were sentenced t" terms of   |y threatened to blow off the in    :    I
imprisonment. From the laying of
the information till the apprehension
of the criminals scarcely eight hours
bad elapsed. During a long experience seldom have I met with a ease
that was more cleverly dealt with
than  this  one was.
Talented   member   of   the   Sanford   Players,   at   the   Empress   Theatre
a constable who entered his grounds
to collect the <\..g tax,
Cross Trading
The Chief of Police reported that
several bakers in the City wcre delivering bread in the municipality.
One member of the Council replied
that South Vancouver bakers traded
with the City. Xo action was taken
This concluded the business.
Vancouver has made all arrange
menls for the lo.iking-after and entertainment of the above visitors. What
is South Vancouver going to do? Is
it wise for us to set idly by and see
them depart without making an effort
to bring them out in South Vancouver? We know the Council have
their bands pretty full just now, and
could not, if they desired, vote the
necessary funds to entertain the visitors. Is it not the function of the
Board of Trade to look after the visitors? The Council have recently
voted a sum of money to the Board
for advertising purposes. Could not a
portion   of  this  be   taken   to  charter
Mr. 11. (',. Jenkins, while engaged in
clearing a lot near the corner of Duff
a launch to take the visitors to view Street and No. 1 Road, found a human
the Xorth Arm, and then give them a skull and a few bones. The police
motor drive around the municipality? wcre communicated with. The ap-
Could wc get better advertising? Il pcarance of tile remains indicated
is advisable for the Hoard to get busy that they had been where found for
on this al once. Surely they will not sonic live or six years. They are sup-
allow this opportunity to slip. The posed to be the remains of a China-
members should al once be called to man. A small strap was found attach
make  arrangements ed  to the neck, and a
The annexation of Cedar Cottage
to the City of Vancouver, and its secession from South Vancouver, may
be taken up wdth the Attorney-General before petitions are drawn up for
submission to the Council. Such a
corresponding   plan  has  suggested itself to the pm-
piecc on the limb of a tree near by. moters of the movement, and was dis
_,             ,              .     , ,,       .,, A  nickel  watch  and  $1.50  in  money cussed bv the executive committee of
During the month of May, 23i per- wcrc alstl pickcu llp ncar the spot    0n ,,,c Cc(1ar CottaRC District Improve-
mils lor Iniilding were issued in South Monday  the bones were removed  to ment   Association   on   Monday  even-
\ ancouvcr lo the total value of $221).- t]u,   ,u,lice   statj,,���   and   subscqucnt.lv ing.    Xo definite action was taken.
11(111, an increase on the corresponding buried
month last year. 	
t " Among  those   taking  part
D. Bain, of Cadboro Bay. Victoria, j Lawson's   Recital   from   South   Van-
Mr.   W.   J.     Crehan,     government   visited his nephew Mr. J. Brown and j couver  were  Miss  Maud  Brown  and
auditor and his siaff were on holiday   bis niece Mrs. Capt. Easter a few days , Master   Leslie   McAllister,  of  Prince
on Monday. last week on  Prince Albert street.       ; Albert street. FuL'R
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Canada's  Highway  As
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South   Vancouver,   B. C.
Corner Thirlielh Avenue and Main Street,
Georte M. Murray. President and Managin6 Director.
Herbert A. Stein. Vice-President and Managing Editor
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TO   CORRESPONDENTS :     We  will   not  print  anonymous   letters,
though inviting eommunicitloni on current cvtntt, to be published
over the writer's signature.
the document, however.    Mr. S.  H. West, assessor, notes
that of the total value of properties exempt from taxation
: ($1,383,902.50), lands to the value of $702,440 are devoted
u, school purposes. The extraordinary expenditure for
! schools this year is $505,000, as compared with $350,000
1 in 1911    School attendance in the course of eleven months
has  increased  from   1103  to  3313, and  four new 8-room       The   members    of     the     Canadian
| lias   nicica ,���.,.-������, v,.,r Highway   Association   are     doing     a
schools will be creeled during the present year. , ^.^  j        ^ ^ ^^^ jn  ^
The report of Acting Municipal Engineer Cooper is a moting tng building 01 a t anscoii-
Btory of construction and development. For the most
part'it has unfolded itself under the feet of the citizens,
and most residents are more or less familiar with it.
Printed as it is now, however, it enables the non-resident
and the Stranger to form an opinion of what is being done
lure towards the building of a city, and gives the citizen
an opportunity of seeing at a glance the progress made
with work, to the full extent of which familiarity inay have
p, sonic extenl dulled his perceptions. Close on 50 miles
of streets were cleared and rough-graded during the year will be the longest link in that strong
1911, part of the work being done by day labor and pari I chain  that binds   I ���       , >'��� i-i
by contract.
11 it nol surprising to find Water Superintendent Mullett
reporting that "the population is growing so fast that it
is difficult to keep up with it." He estimated that 28,400
persons  are  being  supplied  with   water,  and  "there  are
tinental n ad that will follow the setting sun westward from Nova Scotia's
apital   to   Britain's   western   outpost
mi Canada's shore, Alberni, the newest
town on Vancouver Island.
The Canadian Highway will be a
useful institution, serving the needs
of our time and generation. It will
be more than a path for pedestrians,
a trail for travellers, a road for
ranchers, a   Mecca  for  motorists :    it
several  thousand  people in  the  municipality we are  not
EDUCATION supplying." This means, among other things, that in the
.��� ,    .....   a-       ,'     ,    r���a ia,,n wi,��� the matter of population South Vancouver stands today where
w     be little disposi io    1" linil  unit  witn nit ... ���        ,
1 Vancouver stood eight or nine short years ago.
The report of the Clerk to the Municipality, Mr. James
11. Springford, shows the total area of the municipality to
be 9,200 acres  and  the  assessment  for  the  current year
$39,157,176.84, wdth the rale of taxation on wild land 22^
mills,  and  that  on  improved  land   12j/i  mills,  while  the
total   debenture   issue   to   date   is   $2,896,879.     The   area
exempt from taxation is shown to be 154.23 acres.
ol at  Cedar Cot-
pri posal I" establish a High Schoi
tage The general question of the education of the young
is recognized in all modern communities to be one of the
first rank in importance. The standards of education
which arc maintained in a community have very much to
do with promoting or retarding its development. The
thoughtful parent recognizes that his son or his daughter
can have no more assured capital to carry into the battle
of commercial or industrial life than a good, sound,
thorough, liberal education.
It is quite true that there are men who have gone far
along the road of success in life, and in various walks of
life, with but a meagre stock of school lore at their command. Even a very slight acquaintance with men who have
engaged in business and won a competence is sufficient to
reveal that not all of them were commercially educated
at school. John Bright has had few equals as a master
of refined, nervous, delicate, forceful, eloquent English,
yet he owed little of his gift of oratory to the schools. On
Hie other hand, all men who have passed through the halls
of learning in the Old World or in the New are not sages.
Of some, indeed, it may almost be said in the language
of Burns,
They gang in stirks
And come oot asses,
although, of course, it is apparent that a good deal of
poetic licence and a very riot of imagination are necessary
to the conception of male animals of the cow kind being
changed into donkeys by a process of academic study.
Some men contrive to go through a University course and
learn very little; some men go through life with much the
THE announcement that Mr. Eugene D. Ladeur, chief
engineer of the Dominion Public Works Department,
has instructed Mr. C. C. Worsfold, district engineer, New
Westminster, that a complete survey of the Fraser Rive;
he made from New Westminster to the Gulf of Georgia,
with a view to the construction of harbor works, is welcome. Mr. Lafleur's communication contains instructions
on the lines of the whole of the report made to Mr. Monk
affecting all harbor works on the waters contiguous to
Greater Vancouver.
The announcement comes not a moment too soon.
Whirlwind speed is not a characteristic of the movements
of Government departments. On the other hand, cxpedi-
tiousness and despatch have almost become a fetish with
the  people  of  the  United  States.    On  nothing  do  they
plume themselves more proudly than ability to "get there" j a rich man's toy; the day is here when
lirst.   The construction of the Panama Canal is an epoch-   !.h_e_���a_u?��m��b,'lc,_is ,t,le business man's
marking event.   As a feat of engineering skill and national
enterprise it challenges comparison in many respects with
the greatest works of similar character in ancient or modern limes.   Our cousins to the south are well aware of the
sons   ami   daughters   to   the   Motherland.
Travel means knowledge, and roads
invite travel. Because England's
hearts of oak sailed the stormy seas
in their frail barques centuries ago,
Britannia today rules the waves. The
wanderlust of the Vikings, the greed
of the Gauls, the daring of the Romans, the warlike instincts of the
I'icts and Scots, and the love of the
homelife of the Saxons combined to i
make of the Briton a being to whom i
travel, adventure, conquest and colonizing became almost a religion.
Britain's might today is because she
! first realized the possibilities of the
foreign lajids her sons explored, and
later recognized that what was hers
hy right of conquest or discovery
could only remain hers by development and industry. Therefore roads
were built and means of communication established.
With the perfecting of Stephenson's
steam engine, the road of our forefathers���never much more than a
winding trail���fell into comparative
disuse. Here and there in the thickly settled districts the highways were
improved, but away and beyond the
settlements the roads again became
trails and the trails paths. And the
railways grew and expanded and increased in  mileage year by year.
But everything in this world moves
in cycles, and the day of the road
has come again. As cinder tracks
were built to meet the requirements
of cyclists, so must good roads be
built to serve the automobilists. The
day is past when the automobile was
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, B.C.)
We conduct a regular Hanking Business.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed Drafts       Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Cleared Lots, 33x148. to lane, with four-stalled barn. 51st, in
first block from Fraser Street.    On good terms.
Three building Lots, 33x132, facing south, on Forty-eighth Avenue,
Just west of Fraser Street.    $2,800 for the three.
Two Lots, 49th Avenue Southern exposure, midway between
Fraser and Main Streets.   $950 each, on terms.
Three cleared Lots, 34x116, to lane, facing south, on Fifty-eighth
Avenue, just off Fraser.  $850 each; easy terms.
Three cleared Lots, 59th Avenue fPage Road), 37^x112, to lane,
at car terminus. $1050 each, on good terms.
Two Lots, high location, facing south, 59th Avenue, close to
Victoria Drive.   $550 each; a snap.
Two subdivisions, 63rd Avenue (Rosenburg Road). $550 per lot,
and up to $700.    Very easy terms.
One eight-room and one four-room modern bungalow, 49th
Avenue. Large rooms, fireplace, panelled hall and living rooms,
beamed ceiling���everything that affords comfort in a home. To see
them, if you want a home, means to buy.
Modern houses to rent, from 3 to 7 rooms.
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of our Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while you are in any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
same result.  But just as most men know a great deal more   magnitude of the undertaking, and it is not at all likely
at the end of life's journey than they did at the beginning,
so the average youth who embarks upon a course of
higher education has learned much knowledge that is valuable when he steps from the course at its close. There
is an age���usually in the late teens or the early twenties���
when the youth, college-bred or not, "knows it all and the
bitterness of it," and is grievously oppressed by the bur
that they will minimise it, or that they will fail to add
force, and distinction to its conspicuousness as an evidence of engineering s'<ill in the United States. It is entirely in keeping with the character of the American
people and in line with the repute which they have tried
to establish among the nations of the earth, that the
Panama Canal should be built in the shortest time pos-
den of the knowledge; but that is nothing more than a j silile.   "Prepare for the opening of the Panama Canal" is
stage in, or a phase of, adolescence, and it is dissipated I the message which has been dinned in the ears of Ameri-
like mists wdien the light-giving sun rises on more spac-   can   commercial   men  and   flashed  in   the
ions horizons.    Life is a school : experience is the greatest of all teachers; the mental attitude of the strong, wise
man, from the threshold of manhood till the exit looms
in sight at the other end, is the attitude of the student, the
learner, the disciple, the scholar.
In times, in countries, under conditions in which higher
education was possible only to the few, when  the doors
American newspaper reader for many months past. The
Republic is gelling ready. Canada will not be satisfied
with being an "also ran." Greater Vancouver" is gathering strength and adding depth to the resolution that the
Pacific Province shall not on this occasion incur the reproach of being British Columbia the Unready.
The programme, so far as outlined at present, includes
lecessity; the day is coming when the
automobile will be the average man's
carriage. Everywhere in Canada and
in the United States the fact that the
auto is here to stay has been recognized, and roads are being improved
and widened and extended to meet the
call and the demands of modern conditions.
America has done much for the
construction of good roads. Some of
Ihe most ardent advocates are numbered among the men who live in the
Land of the Eagle, and thousands of
miles of improved highways are due
to their initiative and enterprise.
The  Pacific Highway, started by a
group of Seattle business men in Scp-
eyes  of  every   tember,  1910, is an  example of what
leading to the halls of knowledge opened only to a golden , the building of a pier or dock near Vancouver, "at some
ey, snobbery was the vulgar sister of learning and a wall i point most suitable  for shipping, after a careful survey,
class prejudice separated the learned from the unlearned, soundings and borings to ascertain the best and most
hat wall has been demolished and knowledge has been ] economical style of construction." A similar pier or dock
iadc more accessible. The cook's son and the duke's son ! is to be built at North Vancouver, the location of which
_;e alike in this, that education can make no more of is to be determined after a thorough survey and with a
either of them than is in them. Admitting that there is view to future railway connection. Incessant dredging of
truth underlying that unfamiliar word eugenics, the fact the Narrows and the possible diversion to the westward of
still remains that nature determines the mental or intel- the mouth of the silt-bearing Capilano, and also the deep-
lcctual capacity of the individual. Extraordinary talents, : ening and improving of False Creek as far cast as Main
superlative gifts, genius, show little or no consideration   Street bridge, arc also included.
for conventional distinctions of class, The function of the Mr. Lafleur describes this as an interim programme.
community in the matter of education is to make the more A sum of $500,000 is available for the work this fiscal year,
useful and the more erudite walks of learning as easily and the official justifies the statements made in this ar-
accessible as possible. In every department of life and tide regarding the value of piompt action in the underactivity the man who knows, and knows how, has a great taking by remarking that some time must be taken up by
a Ivantagi  over the man who doesn't, and at the level of   the preparation of plans and specifications.
practical affairs this advantage is nol al all lessened by  _0	
the circumstance thai the man who doesn'l is sometimes
��� ji: ti ignorant of it,
Wc welcome the proposal to establish a High School
��l   Cedai   Cottagi     The  cause of education  is a  cause!
which  Bl Id  enlisl   the  highest  and  most  disinterested I
ici of the aid. si public men in the community. Nothing will prove more potenl in attracting to South Vancouver the besl and mosl lesirable class of settlers-
earnest, intelligent, ambitious heads of families���than ef
ficieni and enterprising maintenance of modern educational
I T is an interesting story of the municipality's growth
which is told in the four pages of the folder issued by
the Board of Trade. The folder is a neat, plain, businesslike production innocent of any pretensions to the ornate,
but studded with the eloquence of hard facts presented in
the telling form of simple figures.
The record of the building department is one that can
hardly fail to arrest the attention of the intending immigrant whose ambitions follow the star of Empire on its
i.Vestward way, and who is casting about for some place
-ro settle in, near the shores of the far western sea. Since
the Building Department was established in October, 1911,
no fewer than 1,111 buildings have been erected. The
majority of the permits have been for dwellings ranging
in value from $300 to $5,000, a fact which demonstrates
the industry, thrift and prosperity of the artisan class���a
class of residents which is constantly being recruited in
South Vancouver from the Old Land and from the
Eastern provinces. Industries have increased, the number of churches in the municipality is keeping pace with
the increasing population, and stores and apartment
buildings have grown in number in these seventeen months
during which  the department has been in  existence.
Building Inspector Young has been unable to include
in his report exact figures for schools, for the reason that
���work had been started on the school buildings now in
course of construction before the department was established.   The unavoidable omission is repaired elsewhere in
IT i> now llurnaliy's turn to cxprc: s some measure of
dissatisfaction with the Burrard joint sewerage scheme.
In the neighboring municipality, the difficulty, so far as it
lias developed, is purely one of finance. It is claimed that
according to a letter received from ihe City Clerk of Vancouver  in  June  of  lasl   year.   I'.uinaliy's  share of the ex-
pense was to be $4,000, whereas th
Lea  show- thai   Burnaby's share of the cost up to the
present is $7,000, and the municipality is now asked to pay
an additional sum of $5,000 "to carry on the preliminary
work necessary to determine the total outlay for the entire
scheme." And Burnaby balks. The reeve will attend the
next meeting of the joint board and endeavor to ascertain
whether the interests of Burnaby will be benefited to aft
extent warranting the expenditure of the money involved.
nPHE   Police  Committee  have  done  well  in  fixing  the
scale of pay for police officers at the figures recommended by Chief of Police Jackson. An efficient, smart,
conscientious police officer is a valuable member of the
community; an officer who is inefficient, stupid and unconscientious is worse than none. A living wage is no
more than a man of pluck and intelligence has a right to
expect when he gives his services to the community as a
preserver of peace and a protector of property.
"THE Municipal Council had the best wishes of the ratepayers with them when they interviewed the B. C.
E. R. officials on Saturday for the purpose of securing improved transportation and a reduction in fares and in
lighting rates. It is to be hoped that the strength of the
case which South Vancouver is able to advance and the
cogency of the arguments which lie behind the plea of the
Reeve and Councillors will not be lost upon the general
management of the company.
���"PHE City Council of North Vancouver betrays annoyance at the delay in stanting construction on the
Second Narrows bridge. At a meeting held on Tuesday
evening it was finally left to the mayor to find out definitely how matters stand.
can be accomplished by well-directed
efforts   and   untiring   energy.     From |
Tia Juana,    Mexico,    to    Vancouver, i
Brilish  Columbia, a  distance of 1859 j
miles, this road has become known all
over the continent as the finest stretch j
over which an automobile can travel, j
With that same spirit  of aggressiveness which has characterized its work
in   the  past,  the  Pacific   Highway  is j
now pushing northward to rlazclton, |
in the wilds of British Columbia, and '
plans  to eventually end    within    the
Arctic Circle at Point Barrow on the j
North.    To (he  south  it  will  extend ,
through Mexico, following the coast- ,
line until it reaches Cape Horn.
The   Pacific   Highway   lias  done   a
great deal to cement the friendly relations   between   the   people    in     the '
State of Washington and the residents I
of British Columbia.    It has increased '
travel  between   two  nations,  and  by i
contact   created   a     friendly     feeling
which  cannot but work for the good
of all.
As the Pacific Highway is a bond
of international good-fellowship, so
will the Canadian Highway be a link
thai will Strengthen the chain of love
that joins Canada lo the Motherland.
The Englishman today travels
through this Dominion in a parlor
car; slops here and there for a day or ,
so. then rushes on to his journey's
end. With the opening of a Cana- j
ili.'in Highway over which he can
travel leisurely and ill comfort from
eoasl to coast and from point to
report of Engineer ! point, the Englishman will see a greal
deal more of Canada and will learn
more in one trip than could possibly ,
lie Ihe case in half-a-dozen train
travels across the continent. The
road will bring the tourist in immed-
iate contact with the people, with the '
farmers���the men who are making
Canada what it is today. The road
will give to the traveller a deeper insight and a truer knowledge of the I
wonderful resources and potentialities
of this  Dominion.
T he scheme to build a Canadian
Highway across this continent is not
the vision of a dreamer. It is the
plan of hard-headed business men who
realize the tremendous importance
that this road will be to Canada. They
recognize that it must become an International asset���aye, an Imperial
asset. Not only from Canada's nine
provinces, but also from Australia,
South Africa and Great Britain,
strong expressions of commendation
have been received by W. J. Kerr,
President of the Association, endorsing the scheme which he has so
heartily supported, and which he has
pledged himself to see brought to a
successful  conclusion.
Speed the day when the Canadian
Highway becomes an accomplished
fact���when Halifax to Alberni is a
journey of pleasure and comfort, and
when the wide road of prosperity
stretches its long arms from coast
to coast!
Mr. Geo. Boyd, of Prince Albert
Street, who has been suffering for
two weeks with a sore eye, is nearly
recovered again and hopes to resume
Iris duties shortly.
Riverview Realty Co.
We believe in the destiny of South Vancouver. We believe that Fraser Street is the natural commercial centre
of South Vancouver. We will give you our reasons for
this belief if you call upon us.
J.  L. EVANS,  Manager
Corner of Fraser Street and Ferris Road
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :   51st Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.    Phone :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone ; Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
The Extension Telephone
In the Home -���=-���	
An   Extension   Telephone   once   installed
proves its value. It earns its way every day.
With an extension telephone upstairs you do not
have to go downstairs to answer when the hell
rings. If you are upstairs you do not have to go
downstairs to call someone. The service costs
only a little over 3 cents a day, with no charge
for installation.
Call  CONTRACT  DEPT.,  Vancouver;
Telephone, Seymour 6070
British Columbia Telephone
Company Limited
Cedar  Cottage Sales Stable
David McMillan ��� - Proprietor
��� SATURDAY, JUNE 8, l'J12
T^ J Phone: Fraser 87
Fly time is coming. Get ready for your Screen Doors,
all sizes, from $1,25 lo $2.50 each, and Hinges and all
Screen Windows, 15c to 60c, all sizes.
Screen Wire, to repair your old Doors and Screens, in
all widths.
Garden Tools: Rakes, Spades,
Shovels, Digging Forks,
Lawn Mowers, etc.
Martin-Scnour's 100 per cent, pure Mixed Paint, in 40
different colors, that will never fade.
International Slains and Varnishes
Corner Fraser and Ferris Road
T. and S. G. FOX, Props.        W. H. IRVING, Mgr.
VV. C. McKim
A.- Hamilton
Phone : Fairmont 801
G. Hopkins
South Vancouver Specialists
City Heights P. O.
Millwork Supply Co.
Office and Planing Mill : 1C05 Main Street
Rough ami Finish Lumber, K. D. and Sanded, Stair and Porch
Material, Brackets, Columns, Window and Door Frames
Roofing and Builders' Paper
Store Fronts, Art Glass, Sash Cord and Weights, Step Ladders
Sash  -   Doors -  Mouldings
Estimates Cheerfully Given
Phones : Fairmont 958 and 546
Vegetable Plants-Vegetable Plants
To Farmers, Market Gardeners, an J all large growers of Vegetables
Wc have now ready one of the finest lots of strong, healthy, well hardened
plants to be found in Canada: Early Cabbage in variety; Cauliflower in leading
sorts; Sprouts, \<vt\ Cabbage, I.ale Drumhead Cabbage, Celery 1'lants, etc., now
ready.    Our .stock includes ihe best  varieties.
Let us quote you a price from 100 to 100 O00.    We defy competition.
Home Made Beautiful
All those who would like their homes made henutiful, come and see our stock
of Spring and Summer Hcdding Plants, l'ot Plants, Hanging Itaskets, etc.; all strong
and healthy, and at most moderate prices; also Window  lloxcs artistically filled.
Send lis your address, and we will mail you free our Seed and Plant Catalogue.
We can also furnish those little gems of the plant world, Alpine and Rock
Plants, to cover your rockeries and borders with their perpetual beauty.
Do you remember the beautiful rose beds yovi have seen? Well, for a small
outlay wc can furnish ihe most beautiful roses��� Hoses from the best grower in the
Old Country.    All up-to-date vaiieties; strong, well-rooted plants,
And to add that finished, homelike appearance that all gardens require, we have
those beautiful Ornamental and Flowering Shrubs���rhododendrons, shade trees of
every description; all in the best of health and growth, and sure to give satisfaction.
We have just received a carload of choice stock of Roses, Kvergrecns, Shade
Trees, etc.    We can give you satisfaction.
Our I**ruit Trees are in splendid condition, and can be relied on to give good
Our  Seed Department
This department is now slocked with all the finest strains of flowers and Vegetable Seeds, all fresh from the best seed growers. This year we are again making
Sweet Peas one of our leading specialties. Everything worth growing in sweet peas
we have.    Our Seed, Plant and  Bulb Catalogue will be mailed free on demand.
Our Art Floral Department. 723 Robson Street, is run by expert floral artists
who cannot be excelled.    Try us for decoration and design  work.
"The Most Up-tO date Horticultural Establishment in Canada.'
This Catalogue will be mailed free.
ROYAL NURSERIES Ltd., Vancouver B. C.
Florist Store, 723 Robson St.      Phone : Seymour 1892 and 1893
Also 2410  Granville  Street
Seed Store and Oflice, 328-330 Drake St., Cor. Homer
Phone : Seymour 5556 and 5557
Greenhouse and Nursery at Royal, on B. C. E. Ry.. Lulu Island Branch, Two Miles
South ol City Limits.   Phone : Eburne 43
Fresh and Salt Meats.      Fish and Poultry.     Delicatessen
Fruits and Vegetables.   Satisfaction guaranteed
j\_   [ill fy   Gerard Maclellan
"I am never tempted to judge a
woman, Imt I tliink of Kitty Pevertll,"
said the Colonel. "It's never a safe
thing to do anyway.    I reniemlier"���
"Here, stow that!" I interrupted
"Wait till we get oul of thi-.. It
would be wot-.' than (molting a dol
lar cigar in a high wind to havi to
liften to a yam in  thi- crowd "
The Colonel was tickled at the
compliment and ihowed i'.
watched the passengers scramble
aboard .'it San Pedro, law the gang
waya shipped, and were soon slipping
round the breakwater, headed loi our
lasl porl Then we made for our
usual retreat in the lee of a lifeboat,
lighted our cigars, and the Colonel
told his tale :
A  woman   (he  resumed)  is  like a
reef in the n,,hi bell    ' Ine man i lea
along, strike, a pocket, and thinks
he's ' leaned up all the g ild in the
mountain, Another man brings his
-'.mips, chucks the likely roi I -
through 'em, make- a bigger pile than
the first man did, and Ihen he
off guessing ihen: isn't enough left
to line a greaser Tor a week. Little be
knows about it! The next man brings
a chemist with him, and between 'em
they melt the whole dum shoot, and
make the biggest pile of all, Any fool
can tell gold in a pocket; il takes a
miner to tell ii in the quartz; but a
man has to be a dum sighl more than
just plain miner lo smell it in a lull
of dirt, and make il pay. It's like
thai wilh women, The cackling geese
"ii ilii- -hip, i 'i- example, th iugl l
poor eritier with the gay clothes who
just went ashore was plain din.
Durned little they know' Hut it i ��� k
Kitty Peverill to show me!
I saw her first in Nome in '90. lu
those days Nonie was a wide-open
town all right, and a man needed to
calk wilh his trigger on the hair all
the time. Talk about tariff reform
and high prices! Trices were prices
in them days! 1 tell you, sir, they
soaked you good and plenty for every
thing, especially vittles. . Coffee ami
doughnuts a dollar! Ham and r';:-
two and a hall', per! Ami Kitty was
the top ol' lh,' bos; all right! She
kepi ihe mosl popular restrong id
town, ami jusl coined the dollars. And
-he earned 'em. blamed ii  she didn't!
Kitty was n picture i" look ai. and
framed up in ihe durnedest frame
your eyes ever lit on.    She wasn't   SO
tall a- you'll notice il���she was
straight and strong. Hut her hair and
her chillies! She yanked her hack
hair up so's it looked like a Sandwich
l-lander'-. ami she hooked her clothes
on her as if she was a hitching post.
And her face! Well. 1 rat there regu
lar all the time I was in Nome, an' 1
never see it without ils being smudgi d
with soul. Looked as though she
thought ii good for the complexion
and used it as a soli of cosmetic.
lint that didn't make any difference,
Lord! no. She'd never room enough
for the men who wanted to eat there.
It would have been the same if she'd
piled her hair up with mini, and painted her face like a squaw, and gone
about in a blanket. The men couldn't
keep away. I have known men light
for a table, and pay double rates to
reserve one. There was blood in her
and -he couldn't hide it. And my!
how she could cook!
Of course there was talk. There
always is in such God-forsaken places
as Nome was in those days. A lone
woman has no chance. And���yes. I
believed it wilh the rest of 'em. We
had no evidence. But when a girl
comes straight at you as though -he'd
walked clean ill from the Bowery,
well, you've a pretty hard proposition
on your hands, you bet! But although she knew wdial we thought, she
never said a word. Jusl went on piling up the shekels and ranging round,
her hair just shrieking untidiness, and
her skirts rioting at her taste,
Then Jim Marston happened in fr im
the diggings. .Me an' him had been
"in "ii many a prospecting hike, an'
we was mighty glad to meet again. I
look him straight up to Kitty's and we
blew in a small fortune. Jim was a
line handsome chap, as lit a- a lighter,
and had a story which nobody knew.
I saw him size up Kilty. He looked
al her frowsy head piece, her smudgy
nose and her draggling -'.ir:- Then
he turned to his eating, for Jim loved
vittles, an' a man brings a fine sauce
from the camps,
When he had finished, he says
"Whal   a  dinner!���an'   what   a   cook!"
"Whal do you think "I her. Jim-"
I   asks  curious.
"As a cook she'- a peachcrino!"
More  than  that   he  wouldn't   say.
but Ilis look was enough. Thai was
like Jim. 1 used lo think nature had
left something out of him t<> Spite
him lor his handsome face and
figure. I never saw him talk voluntarily lo a woman. I never heard him
say a thing against one. If he
couldn't commend, he wouldn't condemn. I knew by that look that he
had blackballed- Kilty in his mind,
but I knew, too, that he wouldn't tell
it against her.
Jim came into Nome just before
the season shut down. He had had a
wonderful year, and had made quite
a pile. He was on his way to Frisco
and Xew York, and possibly London.
He wanted to finance a company. He
knew where there was big money an'
he meant to use it. He meant to
clean up all lie could an' quit. He
said the great Northwest was all
right for a young chap with plenty
of red blood in his veins, but no place
for age. an' he wasn't going to spend
his prime there neither. He had a
strong liking for city life, had Jim.
It was that that fetched us out of
Nome pretty quick. The old Aurora
was doing the Frisco trip in those
days, an' as she was due out in two
days we booked our passage in her.
I was tired of the North, too, an'
glad to get out with Jim.
We celebrated at Kitty's the night
before we sailed. Vou never saw such
a crowd, as many were going out next
day, an' like us, they were celebrating- Kitty's place was not a big one.
an' we jammed ourselves into it like
kids at a school treat. An' Kitty excelled herself. There never was such
a dinner!
She had got help, of course, such as
she could, Inn she was hi re, thei
everywhere,   her   hair   more   tousled,
In-r face more smutty an'  her
more bedraggled than <���. ei     But did
thai   hide  her  quality?   X".  siree!   I
noticed thai Jim got more mi'
in  h. r a-  the night  wore  '.in,  inn   he
n 'thing    Seemed kind >.' puzzli d,
I  thought, as :i  he'd seen  hi i     >n ���
pl.i' ������ before, and i ouldn'l  11
I  tried !������ draw him "lit as v. e ��������������� ���
bed.   but   all   I   could   g' '   ' ill   of   him
was   a   .mi   "Doesn't   look   g 1   to
up "
Wc "��� i re to - nl at i n an' there
'     I|e.l\ V    lis!     "I     I' 'A  '
went aboard in good nine with the
i'.'.'. -I. ni' istly miners going south
ihe winter. It was pretty late in Oc
i' >bi i. an' 'ii.re wcre all the signs '���:
ugly weather, Imt none of us minded
that \\ e'd seen i"" much weather
t" mind the few bad days thai stood
bet�� een us and the sunshine of Cali
:��� i in i \\ e wie as jolly a shipload
as the "Id Roarer e\ei carried a
1 d up against ihe rail io bid Norm
goodbye    but  every  man Jack of us
H a- struck all of a heap, wh' n. j': '
as 'lie gangways wcre being -lipped.
who should ."ine inarching up, all
(I "Ut ill her best Suns, y-go-tq
meeting rags, but Kitty. Vou could
have floored any one ol ns with a
wink! Soon's we'd got breath back
again there was a great shout.
"II. II". Kitty!   ?ou goin1 south:"
"You   bet!"   she   say-      "The   best's
none  too  good  for inc."
Well, -ir. there was a rush !" help
her aboard. There were a score of
men who would have gone down on
their knee- i" her, bin she had no
favorites.    Thai was her way ol i i   |
ain't any sense ill Stacking up trouble
like that'    Give ile   devil his due!"  I
say-      "Kitty  ain't   all   bad, an'
in. ii think a heap of her."
Then that blami d -inter just yawned in my face and said "Time lo turn
in. Colonel, lleii.r get our beauty
il< ep. We may have to gel "in in a
hurry,  if  lhis    sea     runs    up    much
��� r.     Night inghiy'"   an'   he   just
down   on     hi-     bunk.
���        and ci awls in I" I
il..   si ���
I   didn't   -le. j.  much.    It
thundering rough, an' I  was an
Inn kid   and   wokl      up
-liar], By   ilia'
U .
> ��� re up ai d di rds and for
ard-.   endways   and   sideways   all   ai
u-   kerplunk   and   v. e grogg) .
as a fighter in his la-; round, ju l bi
raining,   too���thai   l-.   then    was   rain
an'   -ti. ,w   an'  sleet,  all   tin   -
��� ind .-etil il ni'.. us lil '    :
ing -      As  w e craw 1- '1  up i u deck Jim
5a) - :      Mind- mi    if a in irther back
," an' I knows ihen thai he must
J Jiglaii'h r ,    l"l'
that's   the  only    plai i     ��here    they
.'     S'.t'   Il
a-   Wl    had   a   taste  I il   ' fa'   day
Then   w. -. n'l many out for bi
fast, inn Kitty was there, and Murphy,
and aboul a dozen of the boys,    We
ail   al   the   -aim nd   W'
had   t"   hold   onto   th'-   \i"'
to a   watei mi Ii m
a  prel:>   i heerful  party,  fi r noi     ol
us   mindi d thei
��� ild nib kepi afloat, and Kir .
a - livi ly as the resl lurphy
made Ii ���,'   ���., her a- open and fi
if u e wa- a! a ward ball, an' hi    ���
bi is hi - !��� r ��i;h In- fingers deep
in the pie. Then He adjourned to
have a  look at  the  fun oul
What fool 'f an Arctic i xpl
had sent thai blizzard down al
time of year nobody knew.    I  i
im' the whole team on the collar.    I
sa��  Jim -'are ai her with thai same   *?"<  '"    ,'���' another like n!    A  low
puzzled look in hi- eye-, bin he said
nothing, an' she didn't give him a
She winked ai me as shi
passed, an' sir, it just tickled me all
"Made   your pile.   Kilty!-"   I   said.
"Yi -. sir" she said, "an' sold "in 1"
the good."
Alter that ii jusl a fair scramble.
Talk about a queen and her' court!
Well, -he was that and then - imi
Before the afternoon had shut down
goi a taste of what wa- coming
'" ii-. and in a way of speaking Kitty
There n ere plenty
rail ran along 'he cabins Of the
Roarer just high enough so's you
"iild lean "ii p. ii. and �� e flattened
ni -��� Ii ��� - against it and held on like
barnacles. All we could see was a
great tumbling��� mess of sleet and
foam;  and   the roar  ol I irm  in
ihe   rigging   " I to   male   a
leaf man howl with tin nois ot it,
'A ords ii ' ni' ���! !" cut through ii
- iw. W'e were all of u ��� ill for
i bad soaking if we stopped there.
though.the cabins sheltered us from
the worst of it. bin we none of us
minded   it,   Kitty   Ii asl   i il   all      Jim
didn't turn a hair.    I Here were ,
of  women  aboard, but  strange a- it   never gavi   her a look.    Ju I
sounds to say ii. they weren't in her    ind   smoked, an.!   -ml   ti 'thing      He
.-has-.    When  tlic northwestel   began   was at ihe end ol the- line, holdu
to batten the sky down above us and [ with   his    right     hand    and
lid   ,1,,.  5Wei|  bito a  sullen  pitching,   Murphy, who was a',  ihe "'her end
il ey crept ini" iheir cabins and stop
ped there. Hut Kilty -'aye! "ii deck,
is fresh as paint, traces "i smudge
-lil! .ni her nose, and her hair living
aboul her neck and ears like a mane.
Jusl   plumb   full  of    devilment    she
Iding on with hi- left hand, Kitty
was in the middle of the whole bunch.
in' a- happy as .. sandboy, Then the
devil 'j"! into Murphy again, an' he
shouted  across  al   Jim :
"Kilty'- a pretty decent  sort of kid
seemed.    The men almost foughl for   '" stand this. eh.  Marston?"
the chance of walking with her .a- -he       That   brought   n-   up   all    standing,
marched   up   and   down   the   narrow   'ike a  shot.    Every man ol us
promenade'on   the  windward   side  of    what    it    meant.      Murphy   meant    1"
the  cabins.    But  Jim  wa- out  of ii.   make Jim eat his instill
.en ire,
The   r<
lie -tuck by me, smoking, and grow
ing quieter as the nighl crepl on, and
and    stormier    with
it   grew   colder
every minute.
After supper we got surprise mini
ber one.
It had begun lo rain and sleet, and
the old Roarer was pitching to beat
the band. Every now and then she'd
put her nose under, and the spray
would break over her poop. The lil
ile saloon was crowded, and one of
the   men   shouts  "Who'll   give  us  a
"I will." Kitty sitn:- . iin And then
she went for that box of vires; and
the way she handled the bones was a
wonder, Every bit of rag-time the
boys called for she had tucked up in
her  fingers,  .and  she  gave  it  to 'em
g 1  and  plenty.    Ii  was  as  merry
a nighl as 1 ever spent, and as we
wire all pretty seasoned we didn't
mind the pitching, Those who did,
as 1 said, had turned in. When shi
finished up on 'Dixie' the timbers of
that old tub jusl rattled to the boom
that crowd of toughs l< t loose.
After   the   singsong,   Jim   and   mi
and   ill   Kitly'-   pn -
rest   of  the   men   looked  I     -  e
litn do the handsome thing.    I I
he ��ouldn't, Jim warn't thai - >rt     l
'. new  In- �� ouldn't want lo 1
for he i tid a wi 'rd ti i hurt any
woman,  no  matter  what 1     thou
:li, ,in  her.    Bui   I  1 new  he wouldn't
���rawl down before  Murphy like that.
i le was up against it - ti e, bul
as unci .ncerni d as y. in ��� ir me
' She   wi luld  I"   better  i iff    in    her
isn't     what
Murphy bellowed    "I
n 1
I aisi yer
ai - i ��������� ������ ������! -
f kid i" stand
- she'd  be  better "(i in
- ' -   Jim,   as   p lil
her   cabin
I kep .. prettj cli sc watch ��� a
Mm phy to see he didn't gel hold f
his gun again, for I could see he meant
mischief. The rc-t of the men kepi
-till It wasn't iheir funeral, and they
were mostly with Murphy anj
Kiity looked from i me to the otl er,
wondering  whal   il   was    all    about.
�� as   lire   in   her   eves.   tOO,   and
went ..ut to have a last smok    befon I   saw   her  straighten   her  sh mldcrs
turning in.     \ bit of an awning had I  have never -ecu a tiger sprin
been stretched to break the wind and mmchow   I thought   il om   jusl
wc   si !   in   ii-   shelter,   quiet-like Sli    was as lithe and suppli    i a greal
lookin' over the rail and listening to
the si"rm     It was a devil of a nir;ht!
\s , mi   by "lie the other mi n joined
us  the)   sobered down, and  wi   o
a   pretty   quiet   gang,   puffii
Jim  standing mar the rail, the light
��� if a globe -hiniiiL! in his fac.
( ine of the men, a sali ion k. i pci
and a lug gun man with an ei il i epu
tation, stood next him I think he
must have noticed that Jim had kept
away from Kitty, and he resented it
Funny, wasn't it' He had jusl pestci
ed Kitty with his attentions, and shi
had only laughed at him. What was
in his mind I don't know, but he
blurted out sudden "What do you
think of her. Jim?"
Jim looked at him for a minute as
insolent as you ever see a man l""k
in your life, and dtirit nie if it wasn't
enough   to  make  a  man   turn  green!
cat      The   wind   was   screeching  like
in id, and the sea tried to drow n c\ ery
thing, hu we ci mid hear   i asy, and it
was  dead  easy to see    ,!-
A mi  answer  mj   question," > i lh d
Mn phj. losing his ti mpei, "and ap 1
:   whal you did last night, or
I'  i'v i   got to stand up and take your
im '! .iiir."
"If she will go below" Jim drawled
..in a- quiet as ici. "I'll ans i
question as I did last night, and then
give  you the medicine you need, you
What happened next 1 thought was
accidental, though 1 know now that
it wasn't, and Jim knew at tin time
that it wasn't. Jusl as Jim spoke the
ship gave a great lurch to port, as
though she'd turn turtle, and we held
,ui like grim death for fear of falling
He didn't like Murphy. I knew, and clean ..ff into the sea. Before she
I think Murphy's ogling Kitty so
open vexed him. Though why il
should was a teaser. But there il
was! He just stared at Murphy, and
then turning his head without speaking, and without taking his cigar out
of his mouth he spat over the rail.
Yes. sir! Murphy had his hand on
his gun before you could blink twice,
an' it took three of us to quiet him.
Jim didn't say a word. He just stood
there, like as if he was at a pink tea.
and the ladies were handing out cake
with sugar on. Half the men there
felt like chucking him overboard, totally slight to Kitty was personal; but
Jim was a pretty hefty porcupine to
handle, with his quills more than usual
sharp.    So it passed, hut  I could see
mid right herself Murphy had his
iron out. and dead at Jim's heart.
Before he could shoot, Kitty had
llung herself upon Jin'- chest, and
hi- flee arm was abi.u! her shoulder
t" keep her from going over the side.
Murphy tried to do two things at
once, an' he couldn't do either one of
'cm. He tried not to shoot, and when
he found he was too late for that, he
tried to pull his gnu so's to mis- 'em.
an' he couldn't do that. It all happened so sudden-like, there wasn't
time to wink. We saw Kitty shiver,
and the next thing we knew was, that
Jim had her up in his arms, and pushing his shoulder against the door of
her cabin, he smashed it in, and laid
her down on the little couch that ran
bad blood forming. When I got Jim along one side of the room
into the cabin, for we'd got a room He was out again in a second, his
to ourselves. I said, for I was hot on face while and hard. Two of the
the bearings, too. "What in blazes boys were doing their best to hold
made you do that, Jim? Kitty ain't Murphy, who like al' rr n of his
hurt you any, has she?" breed had gone all to pieces at the tin-
He could sec I was all het up. too. expected. Hut Jim never looked at him.
but he only smiled. He was a rare He turned to me and told me to fetch
handsome chap for.sure was Jim, and the stewardess and his case of instru-
when he smiled he'd a fetched a duck nients from the cabin,
off'n the water to be shot. I tell you. sir. I made a dash for
"Dum   me,   man"   I   says,   "there ; that room of ours in a trance. I loosed
my hold and just bolted.    Lucky for
im- ihe ship was running pretty even
at   the   minute,   pitching   rather   than
rolling,   an'   I   made   it,   knocking   up
SI   ihe   stewardess   on   the   way.
Ine ship carried no doctor, but that
didn't   trouble   me.     Jim   knew   more
aboul   doctoring  than  any  half-dozen
I've  ever   known.     Hut
'.-. as .' rummy thing, there
. i! in. n should
up that  homan, and in
:..'   where
you could havi   i i liked
with in,
i owd that
i' !   Jim -  i' port.    Tin r.   was
i""  much i or anybody  t"  have
pi   u..   ami   had   put
Murphy   in ���
as quiet as ;. bat I le was up against
something harder than i he
ml il  ii" mon   than
us     l b ; fell for Kn-;.
' hing as ni ar ������ i 1 i> e as .any man of
Ins  kidney 11 iuld  feel, and  he would
rried hed and made her a rii h
But think ol Kittj a - ����� did,
mid ha\ e murdered him  I"
������v e w ':,w ed it   She �� asn't
Murphy,   though   we
pn !'y   hard  put  to
ti' tell h hai ' .: n  .' as h >r the
likes of her.
But that wasn't whal was worrying
Murphy or the rest oi us jusl then.
W hat ..'��� couldn'l gel hold of was,
why Kitty should jump in lo save
Jim.     Jim   hail   m i u   to   her.
ily man in the ��hole
' ni'id �� ho had delibi rati ly ignored
her. Xow. no woman likes that. It's
not in nature. An' :," woman is
blind !" it when it happens. I had
er eys at him
more'n .        if shi   was trying
:::    her   i. had
ier  to  the
hu "i us. an' w e had to gn e it up.
By   an'   by   Ju.      Ii| -,i   ,,f   her
cabin ami gi... to tin- spot w here
Murphy had stoo 1. took an aim ������'. ith
hi- finger, getting a sigl I: then he
en issed   ti ���   ���:.'��� ;amined  it
- in   ��� nough  lie  was right,
:'"i-  a  bit  of  the  rail  was  splintered
the bullet had bitten it bi
it wein into the
ined  how  that  ow-
'':,'' Ig his  gun  jn  -ni
mi-- Kitly, he had so
nearly succeeded that the bullel had
"illy ju-! grazed her side. scar..:;, lining her any injury. My! but thai '������ i -
Murphy's life wouldn't
have he. n worth much if he had killed
- or .Inn'- either for that matter.
Wi  st 1 "in there, shut in hy that
welter of sn.rm and spray and think-
thinf What would we
done to Murphy, and what would
we have doni to Jim. if Kitty had been
hurt? Funny, wasn't It? Just a girl
wilh a mop "f black hair, a smutty
face and a torn skirt! "A rag, and a
bone, .ami a hank of hair!'' W ill
by ' me the mi n slunk .away to the
bar and dri ���-. and only me
an' Jim  was  left.    W'e  smoked  for a
time,   nothing  being  said,  just
' ing   the   -'"I'm.   and     thii
Then Jim rips out :
"Why did -in  d" thai ?"
"Si arch me," I said, helpless
"I  an   - ' . a!,'   hi
_ ��� 'in like.
I couldn't gi-t another word oul
him, When dinner-lime came round
Kitty appeared, and wi all -aw at
as '.' jumped up ' .".. her a
cheer, fir by that time everybodj
knew  whal   had       p| ilia'    she
wam'i our Kitty any more.   Tin  pi
ivhatei er it had h -   ndi d    11  i
was   clean,   her   hair   tidy,
ind a dress ami mi  hi r bi I ing
I hat showed her up ,��� - . ne of the
u "ine!!    I'd   ever   - ien.       S
��� . mldn't ha\ e be i   n  ������ n twei
and   il   wa-   plain   to   the
.  'eh mi  in  Iln   cabin  that  shi   ��   -
a   lady.     If   Murphy  had  been  then .
had    -   ���  ������        -  -in ken  to In-r.
1   :i' ed,  sure'    Even
ih. se   w ho  knew   her   besl   felt   shy,
Bul   Jin!  wai -"   ighl   up  to
I ii ing I.- i' iii- arm b >i \  her to a
t, and sat down besii
Win ��� nner I goi
in   Jim    himself.     T Ii n       ivei
many peopli  about, . - il  �� pi   I
sick crow .I by this time, and the i
lean d   for   ihe   -'lmkine. room   I   i
talk  things ovei     Jim  took  Kn"
a   comer  of  tin   saloon,   whi
-      . ���
ii .' footed .a-  w   -  hi��
"Win   dni  you  di
I   didn't   think   hi   would   -;     I   il
-������ '"'I in his way," shi   said, CO
en am.
"Bul   wh)   din   .
Im. just i" - o e mi
"I loesn in ".  ui  '" ,' .i ih ���:
"     phy -"
' iski fi n .,- meekli   i -
. h  buiiei'  w ouldn't   melt   in   her
mouth,  and  ii   knocked  him    all
p'n i i - for a minuti .    I'.'!!  I
something in  her cyi- that glittered,
gavi   her  words the lie. am
s.nd straight  oul
"If 1 thought thai, ihen I'd havi  n .
more  !"  say:   hu!   1   don't   ihink  tlint.
and   you   don't   mean   it.     Now.
im ire, why did you do it ?"
Jim had a wonderful way with him
"i going straight t" the point    tVi,,l
ly he got what he wanted, and pretty
smart   1"".  but   hi-  game  had  always
been   wilh   men���and  men   who knew
him lo be as g 1 as his word, a hard
hitter, and one of the best gun men
in ihe camps. Hut this time he was
up against a woman, and he didn't
find it as dead easy as he expected.
I never did find oul" just what he did
expect. I know he got something
vastly different.
"Your interest in my motives and
actions is rather sudden, isn't il?"
she said.
"So was the incident that prompts
it," he said, back again.
"What had you done that made
Murphy act like that?" she wanted
to know.
That was a floorer, but Jim took
it standing up.
"I had given Murphy to understand
that   my   opinion   coincided   with   his
| own," he said bluntly.
Jim said her face flamed up at that,
and he could have sworn there were
tears in her eyes as she gave him one
right on the solar plexus.
"I knew that! But your assertion
j of your opinion must have been pe-
(Continucd on  Page  7) SIX
One Dollar Opens
an Account
with the
Paid-up Capital : $6,251,080
Hillcrest   Branch
Corner 17th Avenue and Main Street
Cummings Packing & Forwarding Co.
Office : 1130 Homer  Warehouses : 1134 Homer and 852 Cambie
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
Phone: Fairmont 218
4215 Main Street, City Heights, South Vancouver, B. C.
People's Drug Stores Ltd.
4122 Main Street
(Near Corner 25th Avenue)
Drugs     Photo Supplies
Soda Fountain
Statistics Which Tell the Story of the
Wonderful Growth of South Vancouver
$ 21,050.00
Are You Going Away?
You want your Household Goods packed and shipped, or stored.
You want first-class work at reasonable cost. YOU WANT US.
Phone Seymour 8316 or 5221 and end your worries.
IJhone : Fairmont 1492
Sales   conducted   on   short   notice.     Quick   settlement,   and
satisfaction guaranteed
E. E. Rear
A. J. Fullington
River Ave. Realty Co.
Corner River Avenue and Main Street
Phone :  Fraser 51
We specialize in River Avenue, South Main, North Arm
Waterfront, and choice residential Lots in this growing vicinity,
at very moderate prices and terms.
And no obligation to buy
N. B.���A client has given us exclusive sale on some Semi-
Industrial Lots adjoining B. C. Electric, from $475 up. Some on
the track for $650.   Will advance ranidly.   Don't delai.
Department e.Ubliihed October 23,  1911, when Bylaw came into forc��
No. of Permits
October 23 to October 31, 1911    15 	
November       89 	
1 )ecember  ~7 	
January, 1912  138 	
February, 1912  200 	
.March, 1912 282 	
April, 1912 304 	
The majority of permits are for dwellings ranging in value from $300 to $5,000.
About 30 store and apartment buildings have been built since the Department began; six sawmills and lumber yards; three large churches are in course of erection, and
two others are being extended. A large fireproof substation is to be built in Collingwood
in the near future. I have not got the exact figures for schools, as these were commenced before the Department began.
(Signed)     A. E. YOUNG,
Building Inspector
Showing the progress and growth of the waterworks  system   since  its  commencement
April 23, 1910, up till May 20, 1912.   Watch it grow.
Mains laid     76
Service connections 2007
Fire hydrants    132
May 20, 1912
13   ...
,..     919   ...
...     113   ...
The above figures show, according to the number of families supplied (5680), allowing 5 persons to the family, that in the short space of two years we are supplying 28,400
people, and there are several thousand people in the Municipality we are not supplying.
The population is growing so fast that it is difficult to keep up with it.
Respectfully yours,
Water Superintendent
Total area 9,200 acres
Area exempt from taxation. . .. 154.23 acres
Population estimate    35,000
Assessment for 1911 $30,052,291.54
Rate of taxation, wild land 22y2 mills
Assessment for  1910   $12,095,620.50
Rate of taxation, wild land 18 mills
Rate of taxation, improved land. ... 10 mills
Assessment for 1912 $39,157,176.84
Rate of taxation, wild land 221/, mills
Rate of taxation, improved land . . 12j4 mills    Rate of taxation, improved land . . \2l/> mills
Total Debenture issue to date   $2,896,879.00
Amount ot Debentures issued 1912 to date :
Road bylaw $900,000
Sidewalk bylaw      100,000
Waterworks   325,000
Schools   495,000
All debenture interest payable half-yearly.
Certified correct,
C. M. C.
Showing the various Works carried out by Day Labor and by Contract in the Municipality of South Vancouver during the year 1911 :
Street cleared and rough graded Lanes cleared and graded 057 miles
 24.040 miles    Plank sidewalks 55.180     "
Streets graded and rocked   7.900      "       Wood box drains and culvens. .3.950     "
Streets planked or corduroyed.  2.972      "       Concrete culverts     4 only
Boulevards cleared and graded. 12.020      "
Streets     cleared    and    rough Tile pipe sewer 145 miles
graded   23.360 miles    Concrete curb    240
I Streets graded only 13.100
In connection with the above works, a large number of wooden bulkheads were con-
[ structed on the various streets, varying in height from 3 to 15 feet.
Respectfully submitted,
Acting Municipal Engineer.
South Vancouver, B.C., May 21, 1912
Chas. Harrison, Esq.,
Secretary, South Vancouver Board of Trade,
838 Broadway West, Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Sir,���
In answer to yours of the 17th inst, I beg to enclose particulars of the assessment in
the Municipality for the years 1909-1912.
The details for 1912 are subject to a very slight alteration, but will not vary more
than a few hundred dollars, if at all, as although I have most of the Court of Revision
alterations entered up, I have not revised my summaries, consequently there may be some
small items overlooked :
1909 to 1912
Improved land Improvements Totals
.... $4,111,247.80    .... $1,010,654.00    .... $5,121,901.80
Number of holdings, 1909, 19,284
....    7,824,051.20    ....    1,489,784.00    ....   13,585,404.50
Number of holdings, 1910, 29,163
.... 20,040,206.74    ....    2,298,957.60    .... 30,052,291.54
Number of holdings, 1911, 35,740
.... 26,316,599.10    ....    5,741,045.24    .... 39,157,176.84
Number of holdings, 1912, 38,109
(Continued on   Page 9)
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Thorne  Metal   Store  Front  Bars,   Bevelling  and
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Lots    Cleared
��       KITTY       @
(Continued from Page $)
culiarly  repulsive,   to    gel    tin-
Murphy's  hide.     I   mrant    t.<    I
wli.il  you did."
Was there- ever another iii.'ii up
.lyain-i a proposition like that! Jim.
as I have said, was no woman's man
Bui lu- never maligned 'em He
couldn't do it Ii was against hi*
principles.    Il<- used to say he owed
i.��. much i" Iii- mother.    And  here   beauty,
vou repent when old Frisby became
i gibbering idiol as tin. result ��� ���;
rk'vilith machinations? I Jul you re
imt ��bat'i the use! i ou re
I would ai soon b< liei i in
i the man in thi moon
beli ipable ol rept nunci !"
"But   Kitty"���Jim  began,
-i breath.
"Don't y. u dare to Kitt)  m. '" th<
I. la/. -I "in ai In in again
"V\ hat am I to call you, then r"
"Call   me   'it,'   'she,'   'the    Nome
Jim   lays   ihe   was   boiling
he was, back in a corner, held up by over with sheer fury   He
a woman who had just saved hii life had been ��� man she would havi
at the ri-'< of her own, and  ��� ii Ii a him  by   the  icrufl ol   thi
in.man. too!   I can't begin to tell you pitched him overboard, and he would
whal the looked like.   At her worst, have   gone   without   a   kn k   ii
that i- when h.-r hair was all .m-r her "Vou have the right to coin a word for
face,   ln-r  nose   smudged,    and    her me,  foi   you  sent  me to  S'ome   and
-kin-   flying  around    anyway,    you you are responsible  for  what   I   was
could lee there was blood in In-r. Now there!"
ihe   was  like, a   racehorse   for  ityle Jim
and action, and In-r words came out
clean nit and smart, with every < iIk<-
inn- as money  from  the mint.    Jim
cmill si-t- it  was ii.
iys  th.it  ilnl  linn  up  i-.r g 1
and fair. He layi a kill could have
walked all ovet nun after that* He
ia) - he jusl looki at her, and
when In- had to go for a thing he  li,l
it, and t��� ���<ik whal was coming to him
like a  man.
dodging, and   hii   tumuli  and
��� ��� j ��� - T,
ind   lifti   hit
hands up a- though  hi   thought  ihe
wai g g i" smash his fai ������ in.   After
that, hi   says, he lits still, forgetting
"I did something of which I am all aboul the itortn, and the ship
heartily ashamed, and ior which I pitching, and the danger, and all the
musl humbly apologize," he said with rest of it, and just wanted to die i es,
his hands up. sir,  he  -an!,  he  wanted  to <lie  ri^ht
"With what justification?" Kitty there. He didn't want to know any
rap.: out, giving him no time. "Was j more, either ah.Mil himself or Kitty.
my reputation such that you fett war- He said his mind groped
ranted in your conclusions?" through the ashes of hit past -am. as
"No, 1 haven't even the satisfaction you knock the cinders of the camp
of that defense," Jim said, eery miser- j lire ah.,in. but he couldn't reckon her
able    "I don't offer any defense." up, .>r  how  he'd crossed  her  tracks.
"Did you ask any questions aboul | But there she sat in thai amazing
me al all.-" j storm, just peeling the skin off'n him
"No. will)  red-hot   pincers, and  lie say -   he
"Did anybody volunteer any infor
"Yes.    The   Colonel   did.    Bui
wouldn't talk about you."
Jim  says   that   he   found   that    t
| wauled tu die, and 1 can dnrn well
believe   he  did.    Cee!  it   must   have
1 been a Imt lime for that sun j it-1 then!
She wa- sure si,me het up. She must
have seen how sick he h,,,k>. but -he
e , didn't  let  up on  him.    No,  sir!    She
hardest thing to meet���to own up that I just  idled  in  and larruped  him  tu a
he had condemned a woman without  standstill all over again
evidence    lie cursed himself for the      ���Wh      ,      ,, ,  k
blindest fool in the L. S.   He says that    w      , ,   - D rcnl,m,,;.r
no man. with  one  eye blind and  the , s f ,    p     ���       ,.,.������.,���,,���
oilier cataracted, ought to have been      , ������ , ,    ,���    -   ;��� ,,   , , ���
, .        .     ,      ��!.., . ,.      , what vou did to iin.'   ^ mi ca hi   uni
taken   in   by   Kittys   masquerading. rh v j(, ,
But that ii-ns nothing to having to ^  fnrn(|     v,,u ,ried ���, inoJ,ate
him  with you contempt  for  women.
Repent!     Y,,u  make  me  sick!"
Jim said thai when she spoke of
Fraser he thought she must be some
woman  who had fallen in love with
How many people, when they take
up a cruet bottle, or some beautifully-
colored article of glassware, stop to
ask   how  it  was  made?
In many glass-works, especially
those equipped for the manufacture of
medicine hollies and similar small
goods, the old-fashioned type of furnace is still in use. This furnace consists of a series of smelting-pots, arranged symmetrically in a fireproof
brick casing, and heated from all sides
by direct lire.
These pots arc charged and iised
successively. When the glass in any
given pot has attained a sufficiently
high temperature, each workman on
the shift in turn inserts a long, hollow iron rod, called a blow-pipe, into
the mouth of the pot, and by a peculiar twisting motion extracts a sufficient quantity of the molten metal
for the manufacture of a bottle. The
glass is inserted into the neck of a
mould, and the bottle is blown into
the required shape.
As the bottles are made they are
placed in the "lew," or annealing-
stove. This is to defer the cooling,
and to prevent uneven tensions in
their walls. The "leaf" consists of a
long tube or tunnel, highly heated at
one end, and gradually decreasing in
temperature to the other. The bottles
are dropped into square trays, and
when one tray is filled it is pushed
forward to make way for another. As
a rule, the cheaper class of goods,
such as sauce and ink bottles for the
"penny" market, remain in the "lear"
for twenty-four hours.
Mystery  by the  Handful
A troupe of wandering musicians
wcre playing before a Swiss hotel. At
the end of the performance one of the
members left the group, approached
the leader of the band, and pulled
out a little paper box, which he emptied into his left hand, while the eyes
of the leader followed every movement.
He then took a plate in his right
hand, passed it round, and a large sum
was collected, everyone meanwhile
wondering what he held in his left
"Why, it's very simple." said the
leader, when questioned. "We arc-
all subject to temptation, and to be
sure of fidelity of our collector, he-
has to hold five flies in his left hand,
and we count these when he returns
to make sure of the money."
Stand up and explain it all to Ihe
woman herself, who was merciless,
and who would not budge an inch.
"Why?" she said again.
Just right there Jim got suspicious
that she knew him. "Whal do you
know  ah,ml  me?"  he  said.
That was number two for the solar
plexus, and it made Jim groggier than
ever. Ile says he couldn't believe blears, and lie called her bluff, believing she couldn't  make a showdown.
"That is more than any man.
woman, or child on this ship knows,"
lie said.
"Oh!" and Jim says the fire in her
eyes was like lightning.. "Oh!" she
says. "S, i in addition to being a
judge of women, you pose as the unknown. Lei us see if you are as
secure in the one as in the other. Tu
begin with, your name is James Mars-
Ion Bradtnore. You were bom in
Boston, and graduated at Harvard in
the class of '83, If ii would interest
you tu hear. I could tell you where
you roomed, in what club vou ate.
whal you did in ihe games, where and
how you spent your vacations. I
could .also enlighten you as to who
your intimates were, and how expensive they found the intimacy to be of
the besl poker player of the year.
Your especial pride wa- that you wcre
the best writer of light verse that
Harvard ever produced. Would you
like me p, go , ,n ?"
Jim says thai he has seen many a
man fall in his tracks, but he swears
thai no man with a bullet worrying
along his spine ever fell as limp as
he did jusl then. He says that ail Ile
could du was lu stare, and stutter.
I "Who are you. anyway?"
"When you answer my questions
will he lime enough fur me to answer
yours���if it suits me tu ,1,, so."
"Then if you know so much, you
also know why I asked no questions,
and why I never talked about you."
"Because you considered yourself a
woman baler. I suppose. Yes, I know
that   was your  pose, and  1  kn ,w  that
no woman's name has ever been coup
led with yours. That. I think, is next
io the mosi discreditable thing I know
about yon.' ihe wen' on with amazing impudence I suppose you cut.
sidered it tu I,, a ni.uilv thing tu as-
-iini, tha.t because , woman is alone,
and in a town like Nome, and running
the kind of place I ran. thai sin- mti-1
be, ,,i course whal you thought I
"I ban- apologized: and I repent In
sackcloth and ashes "
Then Jim -ays ,he just  I, t  I, ioji   on
him. and for a lull minute In- actuall)
looked (or hei to go for him with her
teeth and nail- It mu��t have been a
funny sight! The "hi boal lumping
along in the teeth of iln- heaviest
northwester ol ihe year, with a win,!
humping along at a seventy mile clip:
the decks awash and .dive with the
mess thai cam
as over the sides;  the sound
Little Freddie was playing in the
garden, when he happened to notice
that the blinds were drawn down in
the next house.
"Mother," said Freddie, "why are
the blinds drawn in Mrs. Brown's
"Only to keep out the sun." said
A few days later Freddie's mother
informed him that Mrs. Brown bad
got a son. After thinking deeply for
a few minutes,  Freddie said:���
"Seems to me, mother, it wasn't
much good keeping the blinds down!"
Fraser, and he said he got ihe lirst
glimmerings of what had been troubling him all along, lie said thai from
tin- lirst time of seeing her he had a
thought at the back of his head that
he had seen her before. When she
mentioned  Fraser  he thought  of all
the   photographs    he      had      seen      in
Praser's rooms.' He said Fraser was
a very decent kid. very rich, or SO he
supposed, and a chap he had liked immensely. He had never troubled tu
ask questions about his photographs,
He said he never looked at 'em closely, but there and.then he made up his
mind that he was up against one of
Fraser' flames, who had been turned
down by what he had said about
women. Jim quoted to me something
from a chap who had written that hell
had no fury like a woman' scorned,
and he felt sorrier for himself than
ever. Then he said he fell kind of
^l;ul somehow that Fraser had turned
her down, lie didn't know why. and
he hadn't time to think it out. Ile
said he was never so thankful in all
his life that he had never said anything about any one woman. It had
only been women in general. He did
try to say something now. but he only-
got so far as "Hut Fraser was my
best chum, and���" when she shut him
"\cs. You would judge it that way.
1 judge differently. Do you know-
that when you left him that night in
Xew York, two years ago or SO, he
.owed you five thousand dollars? He
sent you a draft the next1 day. Do you
know where he got the money? Of
course not! That wouldn't interest
you. Well, he stole it! Do you understand?    He  stule it!"
"Stole it!" Jim shouted, jumping to
his feet, white as death. "Stole itl
My God! 1 thought him as rich as
"Well, he wasn't" Kilty blazed
away, rejoicing that she was flooring
him again "His father had cut him
off���turned him onto the world to
make  his  own   way���disgusted  at   his
repealed   i,,--, with you!   He  e."-.   a
position in a bank, and was making
good, when you reappeared after an
absence ul twu years. You tempted
linn and ruined him! By a stroke of
greal good fortune I saw him the
night he did it II was easy lor me
lo see thai something was wrong, and
I worried the stury out of him I
lent him the money. Du you know
how? Well, by my stealing the
money in turn! 1 held some money
in trust fur a niece, which was due lu
be paid in two years. Hut 1 lent it
to Fraser,    I didn't know how 1 was
I,,   make   il   g 1.     1   didn't   stop   to
think.     Fraser   had  tu  be   saved,  and
gboveTs'weli   '�����"  ":l" the only way.   Then 1 had
,-  ,|u.   in save myself.   Now, Jim Bradmore,
Sturm   drowning   ihe   heal   ol   the   ell
gines. and th,- constant hooting of
the fug burn making ihe din more
hideous. And just those two
in the little cabin, sitting in a corner
near ihe piano, close together lo'l
they could talk and he heard, and Jim.
all balled up with chagrin, and bowled
i will you be guud enough lo tell me
how a woman can earn five thousand
dollars within a year and half, honestly and squarely, whose only prep
aration fur the earning uf her livelihood has been that supplied by an expensive school, and who is driven to
lo it so that it shan't be known?"
,���     ,f  his   wits  bv  a   woman   he   had I       "��   -'Mil   that   ,1   there  had   been   a
d   and   insulted,   and   who   was   hole at hi. fee   no bigger than a nio.se
hot Into him as if he  makes, he could have crawled through
ulv  target,  and   it with plenty of room to spare.   He
that  it  all  Ihe  meannesses  that
men   had   ever   felt  in    a    generation
now  pouring
were   a   Fourth   of   July   target
she were the crack girl wilh the irons   ~:,>'^
in  the town,    lie says he'd rather go
lu hell than stand up lo another dose
like than,    lie  thinks she must  have
thought he was laughing al her when
he talked about sack-cloth and ashes.
but he was serious enough,    Anyway
it  started  her  off,  and  she  got  both
feet in at the start.
"Repent! You repent! Can you
spell the word? If you can. that's all
you can do. When did you ever repent? Did yon repent when you lam
pootied Farrlday in the rag of a magazine you wrote for? Hid you repent
when you drove that pour fresher
crazy with your senseless hazing'
Did you repent when you cleaned out
voting Gilmore at poker, and his
Puritan father took him out of Harvard as a punishment for mixing wilh
such a wild set as you were in?   Did
could have been crowded into one
great meanness, il would have been
But a little bit of Ihe meanness he
fell himself to he. He says as be saw
her there, holding onto her chair with
both bands lo keep from rolling out.
and hitting him wilh bludgeons, he
would have laid himself oul flat, and
lei her walk all over him. if that
would have dune any good. As it was,
he could only look like an idiot, and
say   nothing.     And   Kitty   kept   him
"About that time a western man.
a friend of my father's, came to see
us. He told us wonderful stories
aboul Nome, and ihe boom, and the
prices and the ways of making money.
He thought I jested when I asked him
(Continued  on  Tage 81
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g]       KITTY
(Continued  from   Page
il women could gel in on the ground !
Hoor of a boom like that; but he was
g,���,(l natured and humored me. Jest- j
ing! I had to earn live thousand dollars! To have borrowed it would
have meant explanations, suspicions,
a thousand thingsl When he told me
that any woman strong enough to
take care of herself, and wilh a niarke,|
ability lo cook, could clean up five
thousand dollars in a single season.
1 made up my mind. 1 can cook! I
can lake care of myself. I did it in
Nome.    Not as a Fifth Avenue young
lady, but as a Xew York Bowery girl
And you! youi you! felt you had the
right lo insult me before a pig like
Murphy! h'.ven Murphy paid me the
compliment of thinking me an honest woman. Hut you���who drove me
I,, il. must think���"
Thtli Jim said that she broke down.
Not that she cried.   She was too game
for that.    But something stuck in her   ,      -
throat and she couldn't go on,   As lor  breakfast'1and    ma(lc    straight    for
him, and what I had had to do with
him, and how he had raved, and I
thought she softened a bit at that.
But "hen it's a woman you are dealing wilh vou never can tell.
She seemed a bit frightened at first
because I knew so much, but I swore
,n my honor that her secret was safe
villi me. But I couldn't budge her.
'he had been lo the captain and per-
. laded him to let Murphy go. It was
a bit irregular, but the captain was a
wise old bird and knew a thing or
two. 'I'i,- most she would say was,
that now she had spoken her mind
there was an end of it. and she never
v.anted lo see him nor hear from him
Jim didn't gel a wink of sleep that
night. 11 was a bad night for me, too,
which made the second A man isn't
in the condition to sleep much when
lie has a sinking ship under him, and
a maniac for a companion. Not that
Ihe ship sank, or that Jim was mad,
but il .-���ire was a bad night! With
the morning ihe gale blew itself out,
though the seas ran higher than ever,
ter too.    He was up for
A 9-room House on 66-foot lot, for $3,600. $600 cash,
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A 33-foot lot on the Westminster Road, all cleared and in
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Jim, he was all ill. Regular down and
out. He was ready for the morgue,
or the bottom of the sea, he didn't
care which. If he had dared he would
have slunk away, but he was too much
of a man for that, and he stood it out.
He waited until she could pick up
again, when she said slowly :
"That was why 1 tried to frighten
Murphy out of firing���not to save you
from being shot. Straight shooting is
too good for you! I wanted to make
yon feel what you had been responsible for in one home and family. I
knew you as soon as you came into
my restaurant, where I have made
good. When 1 saw you, I determined
to follow you, take the chances that
offered, and spoil your complacency,
if such a thing is possible ill one of
your class. Now you know what I
know about you, and now you know
why 1 have been in Nome for eighteen
months, a frowzy, draggled Bowery
girl. And it has taken eighteen
months of such misery to earn whal
you won in a single night! And���"
and Jim says she blazed out again
as hot as ever���"in all that time no
man ever insulted me. No man ever
gave me a suspicious look, twice���but
you! It was reserved for you to add
to the shame of the mischief you had
already done, the imperishable shame
of rating me lower than did the most
notorious blackguard on the Pacific
Coast. Listen, Jim Bradmorc! Every
time you touch a card I hope my face
will haunt you! Every time you put
your hands into another man's pocket
I hope you will feel my lingers at your
throat, as they would be if I were a
man. I want you to remember what
I have had to do in Nome, these
eighteen months. I want you to think
of Ihe horror, Ihe drudgery. the
misery of it! Now I am going home,
my debts paid, my honor once more
in my own hands. My people have
believed me to be at Berkeley, making
a study of the domestic sciences. If
I ever meet you in my world, as will
he likely, for that is where such men
as you generally shine, I shall refuse
to know you. If you ever dare to ask-
to know me I shall cut you dead. If
you stay in a room where I am. and
you know me to be there, I shall denounce you as a thief and a scoundrel.
You are the meanest and the most
contemptible cur I have ever known���
and I have lived eighteen months in
Well, sir. that cut Jim all to pieces.
He says she got up and walked away,
refusing to let him touch her, although the ship was pitching like a
seesaw. Even then he didn't know
her name. Didn't know her from
Eve! Didn't know whether she was
sweetheart, or wife. He just blundered out into the storm, and there he
lurched and stumbled and fell, so
stunned by the fury of the self-hate
in his own heart that he didn't know
how he was being bruised, or that he
was soaked to the skin, the sleet just
freezing to his clothes. He was like
that when I found him. He wanted
to light me when 1 told him he musl
turn in. He did try to lunge, but he
was so far gone with cold and remorse that he was as weak as a kid.
I got him into his cabin, stripped him
of his frozen things, gave him a stiff
dose of brandy, rubbed him with
towels until the circulation was good,
and ihen got him in between the
Lord! man, that was a day. Again
and again the alarm was given that
the ship was going to the bottom. 11
might have gone lo Ihe bottom a
hundred times for aught Jim cared,
and I was loo busy to care much
either way. Talk about repentance I
The picture of that girl in Nome, in
the midst of that horde of the world's
toughest citizens, playing a lone hand
lor ihe honor of a name he had ruined; and then for him to walk in, and
in his cocksure way to brand her,
and for her to know it, made his
mind rock. I thought he would sure-
go mad. It was like that that I got
the story out of him. And it was all
the harder for Jim because he swore
he had never played a game in his
life with a man whom he did not believe lo be as able to win or lose as
himself. The girl, of course, didn't
know that���but that was Jim. Jim
was one of the straightcst men I ever
knew. But what's the use of being
straight in a game that's so dtirned
crooked  anyway!
Well, the upshot of it was that to
pacify him I had to go to see her. He
didn't believe she'd see him if he
went, and he was no more fit to go
than he was to swim ashore. He
thought she might see me, for in a
way we were old friends. Well, I
went. I found her white and quiet-
like. Her wound wasn't anything to
trouble a girl of her spirit, hut she'd
spent so much strength in wiping the
earth with Jim that she was limp, and
I suspected a bit seasick. She declares she wasn't. She says she was
sick for something we should never
have guessed. I have never dared ask
her what it was, and Jim just laughs
and says nothing. I tells her what
Jim says, and begs her to let him refund the money. She treated me
white, for old-time's sake, but I could
see it warn't no use. I didn't make
any more impression than a gallon of
oil would have made on that sea.
Then   I   tells  her  how   I   had   found
where Kitty sat.
There was only a small crowd out
.is before, and the two seats next to
Kitty were vacant. As he took the
seat next to hers Jim said :
"Will you tell me your name?"
"No!" she says and starts to get
"You would  better  stop    to    hear
what  I have to say," he says.    "I am j
under no seal of secrecy, and if you l
don't   tell  me  what  I  want  to  know
I   shall   ask   Eraser     himself.       You
please yourself."
The  men   were  watching,  but  Jim
paid no heed.    I started in to talk to |
the crowd, keeping one ear open  lo
catch what she said.
"I might have expected you to do
a thing like that. It is so like you."
"Look here!" Jim said grim as
death. "I have been ill hell all night I
I don'l deserve ever to escape any
more. I don't expect you to believe
me, but I swear on my mother's
honor, and as you know so much
about me you must know what my
mother was, that I have never taken
a penny from any man that wasn't
w,,n according to the rules of the
game. 1 swear that I did not play
with any man whom I did not believe to be as well able to play as I
was. I swear, too, that had not
Murphy forced mc to express an
opinion, it would never have been
volunteered. That is not an excuse,
f,,r there is none, but know your
name I must, and win your forgiveness 1 will, though I spend the rest of
my life at your heels. You scorned
my repentance last night. But even
you, wilh all your cause lo hate me,
shall not keep me in the torture I
now endure."
At that she looked scared. She ran
her eyes over Ilis face, and her lingers
shook as she look up a spoon. Then
she said, kind of low : "If I tell you
my name, will you promise to keep j
out of my way?"
"Xo!" Jim said flatly. "It has been ,
a shekina with me that I have never
given any woman cause to think
twice about me. That consolation
has been shattered beyond repair.
I'm I am going to spend my life trying to repair it. You call no more
rid yourself of my obligation to you
than I can forget what I have caused
you  lo suffer."
11 was up to Kitty now, with a vengeance. But she was equal to it. She
laid down her napkin, and she said as
she got up from the table : "My
name is Katherine Eraser. Stewart
was my brother. 1 shall never speak
to you again!"
1 suppose deer-stalking is about the
most ticklish kind of hunting there
is. 1 never saw it. But it isn't a circumstance to the hunt Jim set up
after that girl. She couldn't keep in
her cabin, she was too much of a
fresh-air girl for that, but when she
stirred out he was after her. She
never allowed herself to be alone for
a single minute, but he was after
her. Through the rest of the voyage
he watched her as a cat a mouse.
He couldn't break her lines, for she
manoeuvred with the boys to sit with
her at the table and to escort her in
her promenading. I lost sight of her
at Erisco. which we made two days
late, but I know they both went East
on the same train. Talk about a hunt!
That was a hunt, and then some!
Yes,  sir���Ihen  some!
The Colonel paused as if to reflect on this, but I was too impatient
to hear the rest of the story to leave
him with his thoughts, and I roused
him by saying, "Well, but how did it
end?   What happened?"
The Colonel straightened himself,
rose to his feet, and said with a grin,
"Vou don't know Jim, of course, or
you wouldn't ask. It's a long story.
Ile followed her to New York��� and
she wouldn't know him. She went to
Europe with her people. He went
too���and she wouldn't know him. He
just camped on her trail���well, I'm
on my wav now to spend the holidays with 'em in Sail Diego."
The great feature of the rural sports
was a mile walking race, and the village publican, in a suit loud enough
to drown the local brass band, was in
the ring to see that no competitor
infringed the rules of fair heel and
"Come out of it," he bellowed to the
leader at the end of the first lap; "you
ain't walkin' fair."
"Git off the track, George," came
the order to the second, and with a
lap to go the man in the loud suit
had whittled down the competitors
to three, one of whom was indulging
in a flagrant trot.
"I dunno who made you judge," remarked one of the disqualified ones,
"but you don't know your business,
For a moment the publican ignored
the remark, being all attention on the
"I rules you two chaps out for
liftin'," he bawled to the walkers, who
were closing in on the man with the
trot. "Bill wins the race, but I takes
the marble clock and wipes his score
off the slate. And now," he added,
triumphantly, "who is it as doesn't
know  his bloomin' business?"
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soon be on the jump.   Get in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick
& Company
Phone : Collingwood 13R SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1912
is Going to be the Centre
of a Great City
Prices in this district will advance and advance, and
then advance, and we will think with wonder of the
time that we could buy at present prices.
Share the prosperity of this district by buying a lot in
one of our new subdivisions.
317 Pender West
Collingwood East
Real Estate Agents
yy  hen you're out to speculate,
|_|   ouses, Lots, and Real Estate,
K    eep   your   weather   eye   on
"*   KENT:
|7    ase   expense,  STOP   paying
M    ow's the time to choose your
f   rade with us��� our terms are
A  our  Poultry  Ranches,  too���
C   urely they look good to you!
Q   pporttinity is  knocking,
fr\|   ot to heed is simply shocking.
Watch our list for fine buys
in these very select districts.
Nice two-room dwelling! a
few lots off Westminster Road
car terminals; $1050. $1110 cash,
and balance $15 per month. This
is ;i buy you cannot afford to
Two nice lots on Fraser Ave.;
$3,750. One-third cash, and
balance arranged.
See our Bridge Street and
River Road property if you want
a good buy.   $550 up.
Will  sell  on  special  terms if
you want to build.
Phone: Collingwood 18.        P.O.Box 2, Collingwood
Branch Office : River Road and Ash Street, Eburne
Beaver Lands Ltd.
Successors to the Collingwood Land Company
Real Estate and Insurance
Head Office
505 Richards St.
Collingwood East
2653 4th Ave. W., Kitsilano
T/^*        * Fresh Meats of all descriptions  at prices
���   VaCllg  " that are right.
Collingwood East
Westminster Road
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
(Clements & Tufnail)
Dealers in
Collingwood West Station
Get our prices before placing your order.    First-class work-
Prompt delivery.    Estimates most cheerfully furnished.
although the average person needs
no telling that a diver carries his life
in his hands every time he descends
beneath the waves, few realize the
iirduousness of his work and the many
difficulties he has to overcome, particularly when engaged in the task
of recovering sunken treasure.
One of the greatest difficulties, for
instance, which faced the staff of divers working under Captain Young,
who took charge of the operations
<if salving the three-quarters of a million of specie which went down with
the Oceana off Newhaven, were the |
currents which sweep round the)
wreck. "It is very bad water to work
in," said Captain Young, during the
course of an interview, and the ���
strength of the currents is strikingly
illustrated by the fact that within
ii few hours of sinking the Oceana was
tarried nine miles from the spot where
she  was  stuck.
The Oceana went down in 90ft. of
water, and the first task which fell
to the divers was to find the key to
���the bullion-room in the captain's
cabin, Ultimately one of the divers
managed to get into the cabin, but
-the current was so strong that twice
he was washed out again before be
succeeded in his object. Another of
the divers got entangled in the Wreckage* while on several occasions the
men were obliged to let go their
hold on the guide-ropes, and trust to
luck and the currents to reach the
��70,000 Recovered
It is the state of the water rather
than the depth which has made the
task of recovering the Oceana bullion
so difficult, for it is by no means the
greatest depth of water from which
treasure has been salved.
Some years ago, for instance, ��70,-
O00 was recovered from a Spanish
vessel, Alphonso XII, which had sunk
���oft" Point Gando, in the Grand Canary, in 165ft. of water, while another
case was that of the Skyro, which
sank off- Cape Finisterre in 186ft. of
���water, and from which ��20,000 worth
of bullion was recovered some time
after, dynamite having to be used in
order to get at the gold. The dangerous nature of the work in this case
may be gathered from the fact that
the deck had collapsed to within 18in.
of the cabin floor, and al the finish
of the dynamite operations the diver
reported that there was no part of the
wreck standing higher than himself,
excepting the engines and the main
boilers; it was just a heap of scrap
Among other instances of recovered
sunken treasure might be mentioned
the ��50,000 worth of specie raised
from the Hamilla Mitchell, which
sank in 150ft. of water near Shanghai.
In these cases the great depth of the
waler was an important consideration.
The greater the depth at which a
diver works, of course, the greater
the pressure, which increases by
4^11). for every 10ft. Those working
on the wreck of the Oceana labored
under a pressure of about 401b. per
iquare inch. In the other instances
mentioned the pressure was between
701b. and 8011). per square inch.
Wonderful Diving Feats
The greatest depth that Admiralty
divers have reached���and these divers
are the most scientific in the world-
has been 210ft. The first man who
set up this record was Gunner Catto,
who during the Scottish experiments
with the Spanker some years ago, dived to this extraordinary depth and
stayed down for twenty-five minutes.
The previous record was held by
Angei Erostabe. who recovered ��12.-
000 worth of silver bars from the
Skyro already mentioned. lie made
over eighty descents to a depth of
186ft., and his maximum stay at the
bottom  was  twenty-five  minutes.
A curious fact in connection with
diving work is that the greater the
depth that a man descends the greater
must be the care with which he ascends. When a diver has descended
to such a depth that he is suffering
from a pressure of, say 701b., the tissues of the blood become saturated
with the nitrogen. If he ascends too
quickly, this excess of nitrogen may so
affect his blood-vessels as to cause
paralysis, and for this reason a diver
will often take half an hour to rise
from a wreck at a depth of 100ft.
Collingwood and Distinct
and Its Claims for the Future
Collingwood   am!   district   continue
to be the most attractive portions of
South Vancouver. Cedar Cottage,
Fraser Avenue, Main Street, River
Road and the other main arteries of
this large portion of Greater Vancou
ver   have   each   their   men   who  claim
their special attractions, but the Col
lingwood  man  is  just  as    ready    to
point  out  peculiar advantages  which
residence in that district offers.
Collingwood is the hub of Ward I.
as   the   affairs   of   thai   district   to   a
large extent revolve around the
wishes of that centre.   I' is the oldest
portion   of  Ward   I.  and  ill  years  de
erves seniority.   Furthermore, though
then- has been great activity in all
parts "i tin- Ward, the Collingwood
district is the one which has grown
most rapidly, and accordingly it takes
precedence over tin- other parts ol 'i
To the f-nsiial visitor who makes his
visits to the different parts of the
City and South Vancouver but periodically, it would be nothing short of
a revelation i" observe the changes
which have taken place in the entire
district covered hy Ward I within the
past couple of years A person need
only go back as far as two years lo
be struck with the remarkable movement which is marking tfie building
up process which is making Colling
wood and district take on all the airs
of a city within a city. It is only a
short time ago when to pass along the
Westminster Road reminded one of
traversing some down-east country
road. Small settlements here and
! there broke in upon the view, but it
I was essentially a trip through an unbroken forest.
Today the trees have given place to
comfortable homes and dwellings, and
. roads   have   been   opened   up   where
I only trails led to houses in years past.
If  building in  the  past  year  or  two
i has  gone on  at an  astounding rate,
the imagination can hardly grasp what
is in store during the next few years
Building   operations   in   Ward    1   are
more active today than ever before in
tin- history of that place, and there is
every indication that it will proceed
uninterruptedly One striking feature
which is causing a good deal of satis
faction to tin,-, who watch the build
mt' barometer closely is the fact that
a movement has taken place for more
substantial buildings It is probably
the best evidence of the prosperity
which is being served generously to
that locality. The builder of today
constructs with permanency in view,
and temporary dwellings are being
rapidly displaced with larger and more
commodious quartet -
Of all the districts in South Van
couver. Ward I is probably the most
healthful In possibly only one or
two portions of the ward is the sewerage question acute at the present
time.   There are a few districts which
i congested and which would wel-
��� mir a plan of sewerage more modern
than the system now installed, but
the fall of the land in all parts of
Ward I ii sufficient to solve this dif-
culty probably more readily than in
any ol!ur part of South Vancouver.
Il i- also worthy of note that while
building has been active in that Ward,
i i* not confined to any one or two
particular districts. Throughout tin
ward new buildings have quickly
taken form, and when once the filliiig-
in process begins, Collingwood and
district will loom even more largely
on ihe map of South Vancouver.
Realty transactions indicate that
there is no interruption to the pros
perity which has marked the growth
of that place. While the greater portion of the land has been cut up into
building lots, .^till there are portions
which still remain in large tracts, and
as they go on the market there are
.lways eager buyers. Recently Bailey,
Telford & Co. placed a new subdivision on the market, and the greater
portion of these lots were quickly
snapped up. Collingwood and dis-
trict have progressive merchants who
realize  Ihe  claims  of  that  place  and
vho are building, not for today or torn, irrow. bill  for a future far ahead.
Hungarian   Prima   Donna,   who   will   appear   in   "The   Spring   Maid"   at
the Vancouver    Opera House on June  13, 14 and IS
That the civic authorities of South
Vancouver are beginning to get alive
lo the importance of the North Arm
I-, evidefli ed by that body turning out
as a whole to the meeting in Eburne
lasl week. -Nature in the form of the
North Arm has given South Vancouver one of the finest assets that any
City .an desire. With the cooperation of Richmond am! Point Grey
if the finest harbors in the world
.an be built on Lulu Island. From
graphical position and its gen
eral contour it lends itself to the
ition for harbor facilities unsur-
passed anywhere in iln- world, ai the
Pai il Coast i-> bound i" r- upond to
the 'ill of the volume of trade that
will How from tin- opening of the
Panama Canal
Those cities that are best prepared
|" respond to that call will receive
the greatest benefit. Anyone knows
that once the flow of trade starts in
any given channel it is difficult to
divert that trade again. We see wilh
what feverish anxiety the American
sea-coast towns are preparing lor the
increased trade. Neither time nor
money is being spared, so that they
may be ready when the time comes.
Vancouver is also making an effort, but if their progress in the future is equalled to that of the past,
ihen they may be able to secure part
of the remnant of the trade that the
either cities cannot handle
Had Vancouver gone into a general
scheme for the utilization of Lulu Island as the head of the great harbor
for Greater Vancouver, then she
would have had the hearty co-operation oi the outside municipalities. By
a policy of short-sightedness and selfishness Vancouver can see nothing
beyond Hurrard Inlet. She wants
all the Government grant to be expended on the development of Bur-
raril Inlet, and the North Arm can
come in for some consideration in
years to come. Though short-sighted, this is not an unnatural position
for Vancouver to take. She has
large interests in the Inlet, and from
the greater volume of trade flowing
there she expects to secure greater
If Vancouver would look at it
from a broader point of view, she
would receive the same benefit from
the flow of commerce to the Lulu
Island docks as she would from
those in the Inlet. Along the shores
of the North Arm there arc facilities
for railway terminals, elevators, warehouses, etc., that Vancouver can never
There is another factor that Vancouver cannot overlook. This is the
'.rend of modern civilization to have
all railway terminals outside the
cities, and to bring the merchandise
from these terminals into the cities
by electric hauling. Lulu Island
lends itself to ideal terminals. That
the strategical position of ttiis island
will be recognized by some of the
captains of industry at no distant date
goes without saying.
A grave responsibility rests upon
Ihe Councils of Richmond. South
Vancouver, Burnaby and Point Grey
if any further delay takes place in the
development of the North Arm. The
benefits that would accrue would be
mutual. Why, then, pursue the
cheeseparing policy that has been
followed in the past? The above
councils should awake to the respon-
sibilities that rest upon them. Any
further delay is almost criminal.
What are a few thousand dollars to
each municipality?
Ottawa has sent intimation that
the Government will dredge the
North Arm of the Fraser to a depth
of 15ft. Can this promise be relied
on? Again and again has the promise
been made that appropriations, etc.,
would be made for the North Arm.
Will this promise fizzle out as the
others have done? It is up to the
Councils now io see that it loes not.
Let the Councils show by their initiative that business is meant. If Reeve
Kerr brings mi" operation n* storv
of the fanner and the skylark, then
iln- Port "ii the North Arm is within   a   measurable  distance.
Statistics Which Tell the Wonderful Growth of South Vancouver
i Continued from Page 6)
[n addition to the above, we have the following property which is exempt from as
sesMiK'iit, and therefore imt included in the above :
Acres Value Improvements
Schools 55M7 .... $260,440.00 .... $442,000.00
Churches   5.86 .... 54,302.50 .... n2.400.00
Municipal property.. 10.04 .... 59,750.00 .... 62.000.CX)
Other properties.'. ..81.46 .... 429.920.00 .... 13,000.00
Total exempt 154.23 .... 804.502.50 .... 579.400.00
...    $   702,440.00
1911 1912
Extraordinary expenditure
Less Government grant . . .
W.   A.   BELL
301 50th Avenue East
South Hill P. O.
Estimates Given
You'll say so, if you try us.
25th   and   MAIN  STREET
J. D.  Marston
Builder   and    Contractor
Joiner and Cabinet
Show   Cases,   Store   and   Office
Fixtures, Sash. Doors,
Frames, Etc.
Estimates given on all classes of
Phone :  Fairmont 989
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
Northwestern League
Vancouver v. Portland
June 7 and 8.
Weekday games 4  o'clock
Saturday afternoons,  3  o'clock
Vancouver vs. New Westminster--1912
June 1, June 15, July 1, Jdly 20. August 3,
August  17, August 24,  and September 14.
Season tickets for above games, entitling
holders to th.* same seats for every game, will
be on sale at Harry Godfrey's Sporting Goods
Store. 132 Hastings street West, on and after
May 20.
Thornton Bros.
First-class Horseshoers and General Blacksmith Worker-.
First Lane east of  Main, between
25th and 26th Avenues
.S350.O00.00   Extraordinary expenditure . . . .$505,000.00
.    75,000.00   Less Government grant     75,000.00
rr\ with
Kjvj the
Ordinary expenditure $37,245.00 Ordinary expenditure $80,957.00
Attendance. June 30. 1909 1103 Attendance, May 31, 1912 3313
Schools erected���
Rooms Rooms
Lord Selkirk School   24 General Wolfe School   8
Carleton School 16 Sir Alex. MacKenzie School 12
Walter Moberly School 14 Sir Wm. Van Home School  8
Tecumseh School      8 Richard McBride School   8
General Brock School   8
Four new 8-room schools will be erected during 1912.
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at (he Beaux Arts)
THE USE OF WATER for lawns, garden*,
streets and sidewalk sprinkling is strictly prohibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turned
off and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
Waterworks Superintendent TEN
Authorized Capital. $2,000,000
A general hanking business conducted at all branches.
Special attention given to savings deposits.   Interest
allowed on savings accounts.
Cedar Cottage Branch
For Exchange
I have three Houses, close in, in Cedar Cottage for
Exchange. Will take acreage or vacant lots. Write
or phone for particulars.
S. P. Jackson
Phone : Fairmont 1298L CEDAR COTTAGE
Phone : Fairmont 1514
MacHaffie & Goodfellow
A Full Line of Chicken Feed
Corner 26th Avenue and Main Street
Vancouver, B. C.
The McGibbon & Hodgson
Lumber Company
Gibson Road
Cedar Cottage
From Basement to Garret
Wire, Write, or Phone Fairmont 1659
Cedar Cottage Comments
Resident! on the Westminster Road
and Victoria Road carline are somewhat disturbed about the recent alter
ation in the schedule for running these
cars, which came into force last Monday. On the authority of the chair
man of the Eraser Street Improve
ment Association it was announced
that the B. C. E. Railway had prom
ised on and after June 1 an cxtcn
lion of the U'eslminsler Road and
also ihe Prater Street routes ovei
Hastings   Slreel,      Richards     Street,
Granville,    Powell     and     Cordova
Street*. Instead of this, while the
Prater Slreel cars remain practically
unaltered, the Westminster Road ser
vice is put back on ils old schedule
Cars are lo run through lo Powell
Sired only at early morning and
early evening, and at other times the
old system of changing at Seventh
Avenue is to be restored. The various associations intend to inquire if
Westminster Road cannot enjoy
similar facilities as Prater Street.
* *    *
Mr. W. T. llurrall has just returned  to  Cedar  Cottage  after  a  year's
visit   to   the   Old   Country.     Having
booked   to  sail   on   the   Olympic,   he
was  first delayed  by  the  coal strike.
j This was followed by a strike of the
firemen  on  hoard  when  off  the  Isle
'of Wight, and finally Mr.  llurrall had
| to go by a North German-Lloyd ship.
> Ile had an enjoyable trip through the
i States,  calling  at   St.   Louis,   Kansas
City,   Denver,  Salt   Lake    City    and
Spokane.     Ile  is  agreeably  surprised
at   the   numerout   additions   and   improvements locally, and says he was
astonished lo meet so many in  Eng-
land who seemed familiarly acquainted  with  Vancouver  and  its  glorious
* *   *
The Rev. Thomas Green and Mrs.
Green entertained the members of
the Church and congregation of Robson Memorial Church on Thursday
last at a most pleasant reception at
the parsonage. The occasion was
really to afford an opportunity to say
"Good-bye" to Mr. and Mrs. Green,
who are leaving this week for Victoria, where Mr. Green has been appointed pastor to the Centennial
Methodist Church. While expressing
regret at their loss, the congregation
and Other friends rejoiced to know
that Mr. Green was leaving for a
larger and possibly more prosperous
field of labor, and Ihe pastor was the
recipient of endless good wishes for
the future success and happiness of
bis wife and self. The rooms were
tastefully decorated with yellow flowers, and Ihe guests wcre received by
Mr. and Mrs. Green, the latter wearing a becoming gown of a lovely rose
shade. Mrs. T. V. Hunter and Mrs.
C. L. Terry poured tea and coffee for
the first hour, being then relieved by
Mrs. Wm. Gunn and Mrs. W. H. Mc-
Phie. The Misses Grace and Kate
Dauphinee, Miss Gunn, and Miss
Terry assisted in serving, while Miss
Minnie McPhie and Miss Gertrude
Jackson   attended   the  guests  on   ar-
! rival.
* *    *
The marriage of Miss Adelaide C.
Johnston, second daughter of Mr. and
| Mrs.  Dttthie Johnston,  of Silverdale,
Fraserburgh, Scotland, to Dr. Walter
; Stuart Baird, of Collingwood East, is
announced   to   take   place   early   this
* *   *
The home of Mr. S. P. Whetton,
Thymic  Road, near  Bodwell. has re-
I ported to the police the theft of several articles of clothing and some
jewellery from his home during his
absence. The total value of goods
stolen i; about $100.
��    *    *
Cedar Cottage Cricket Club played
their  first  home  match  on   Saturday
' last on their new field at Hastings
Park, and scored an easy victory over
Burrard C. C, only seven players be-
: ing necessary to obtain 102 runs
against the 74 scored by the visitors.
Burrard  batted  first,  Twvnam  being
I principal  scorer  with 24, and  Petley
| next with 21. All of the Cedar Cottage men scored, the two highest being T. Reed (20) and II. Arthur (10).
Included in Arthur's score was a six
obtained for lost ball among the long
grass. The extras were also very
high, no fewer than 20 being obtained
I by Cedar Cotlage.
* *    *
Messrs. H. Goddard & Son Ltd.. ihe
well-known Cedar Cotlage and South
Vancouver specialists, record some
highly  satisfactory  sales   locally  last
week, including a residence near Glad-
(tone station. $.1,575; six lots in the
vicinity of Victoria Road and No. 2
i Road at $400; and in D. L. 658, near
Prater, $500; also on Westminster
Road, near Collingwood West school,
* ��   *
On Saturday last, when a deputation   from the Council  wailed  on the
Ii C, !���' K., the company undertook
io double track the Westminster Road
carline wilh a permanent track this
.���ear. and also to extend the line lo
Boundary Road. Consideration was
als . promised respecting the quettion
of   charges   for   electric   light.
* +    ���
A petition in favor of a bylaw concerning lire halls and park sites is being submitted for signature by the
Ratepayers' Association in Ward II.
* *   *
A fire occurred at Cedar Cottage on
Monday afternoon, which, but for the
promptitude of Ihe No. 2 hall brigade,
I would have resulted in serious consequences lo adjoining property. It
broke out on the premises of Mr.
Albert Frost, on Porter street. The
alarm was given at 3:40 and two min-
', titcs later the firemen wcre on the
scene and the fire was extinguished.
Damage was done to the extent of
* *   *
At the meeting of the Knight Road
Improvement Association, held at the
Municipal Hall, it was decided that
Knight  Road be gazetted as an 80ft.
i street from property line to properly
line. This will imply a roadbed meastir-'
ing 54ft. from kerb to kerb, and run-!
der  it  one  of  the  widest    roads    in
South Vancouver.   The proposed car-
line  is  not  likely  to  materialize this
I year, but it is intended to have all in
readiness   for   this   important   exten-
1 sion. The Telephone Company are
already  pulling in  their poles at the
{80ft.  mark, and  the secretary  to the
I association, Mr. T. V. Leach, reported
j that nearly all the deeds are in his
hands from owners conceding the cx-
| tra width, and only need transferring
to the Municipal Council to make the
matter legally binding.
* *    *
A very successful concert was given
at  the St.  Patrick's Church  Hall last
Thursday evening in aid of the funds
| of the Catholic Children's Aid Society.
* *    *
A plan of campaign having been
formulated by the Cedar Cottage Improvement Association in favor of
their scheme for annexation, the following influential committee has been
appointed lo actively promote the
same : C. F. Broadhurst, J. J. Cashion, ex-Councillor Dickinson, S. P.
Jackson. Wm. Miller, II. Wcmkin, and
G. A. Stevens.
* *    *
On Sunday afternoon a bush fire
in Pinlay Road seriously endangered
the safety of several houses, and a
hurried call was made on No. 2 Fire
Hall. After laying out some 1,100ft.
of hose it was found there was no
water pressure, and recourse had to
be made to the chemical engine. The
efforts of the brigade were successful
in saving the property, but owing to
the strong breeze this involved some
six hours' steady work.
Strong objection is being taken to
the introduction of a liquor shop in
Collingwood. All the local and church
organizations have come out against
it. Mr. James Chapman, the promoter, has secured a number of signatures in favor of his proposition.
* *    *
Municipal Clerk Springford and his
staff had a holiday on Monday, it
being the King's birthday The hall
was closed the entire day.
* *    *
It is a matter for congratulation
that horses in the municipality are
well looked after and treated with
every consideration. There are, however, exceptions to every rule, as was
proved by a case at the Municipal
Hall on Saturday, when Inspector
Robinson laid a charge against E.
Warner, the owner, and C. Funnel,
driver, of a horse found working in
Ihe municipality which was in an im-
j fit state. Warner was fined $5 and
Purmel  was cautioned.
* *    *
The driving of vehicles through
school grounds is a dangerous prac-
lice. and one that will not in the
future be tolerated. Complaint! have
been frequent, and on Saturday morning  a   man   named     Simpright    was
Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Co.
May 3, 1912
The DIRECTORS of the VANCOUVER HARBOR AND DOCK EXTENSION COMPANY LTD., have by resolution authorized the issue and sale of
20,000 Shares of the Company's TREASURY STOCK at par, $100 per share.
All orders subject to prior sale.
Full information furnished on request, including maps and prospectus.
H. W. LEYENS, Financial Agent.
511-13 Dom. Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Assets over $45,000,000
Over 150 Branches throughout Canada
Savings bank at all offices
Cedar Cottage Branch ��� F. N. Hirst, Manager
For a fine assortment of Bedding Plants, also Hanging Baskets,
Tubs and Roses.
tone :   Fairmont 817R
Imperial Sale Stables
High-class Drivers, Express and Heavy Horses always on Sale
Furniture Moving
Express and Heavy Teaming done
Corner Fraser and 47th Avenue
Phone :    Fraser 85
IGanoarapr (Sarunter
Sand For Sale���
Good, fresh-water sand.    S. E. corner 43rd Avenue
and Main   Street
House to Rent;
5-Room Modern Bungalow, $20 per month���Apply Mr. C. B.
Murray, Care "The Chinook."
Western Bungalow Co.
"03 Dominion Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Phone Sevmour 1856
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds.     Vancouver, B.C.
l'hone : Fairmont 1053
fined a dollar and costs for driving an
auto through Lord Selkirk playgrounds. The magistrate intimated
that future offences of this character
will be severely dealt with.
*    *    *
No less than four charges of viola
ting the plumbing bylaw were brought
on Saturday at the Municipal Hall
against Charles Ballar, 15th Avenue.
Magistrate McArthur imposed a penalty of $5 and costs in each case, being $35 in all, wilh the alternative
of 21 days' imprisonment.
+    *    *
Grading work has been commenced
on Wilson Road immediately to the
east of the Municipal Hall and will
be proceeded with as quickly as possible.
* *    *
Cedar Cottage Fire Station was
profusely decorated on Monday in
honor of the King's birthday. About
5,000ft. of colored ribbons and 3,000
flags were utilised in the decoration.
* *    *
Houses are going up by the dozen
in  the Collingwood district.
On Saturday evening a special session of South Vancouver Municipal
Council was held to give the final
reading to the Municipal Loan Bylaw, authorizing a loan of $1,820,000,
which was voted upon by the people
on March 25. The agreement with
Messrs. Wood, Grundy and Co. regarding the issuance of $1,500,TKX)
treasury certificates prior to the flotation of the debenture stock was
brought up for discussion.
Councillor Elliott argued that the
six per cent, was far too high. The
Clerk (Mr. J. B. Springford) was instructed to notify the    brokers    that
this tale must be lowered. A committee, consisting of City Clerk
Springford and Councillor Elliott,
chairman of the finance committee,
was appointed to meet LietUenant-
Governof Patterson and secure his
signature to thete certificates.
The Council Instructed the Municipal solicitor, Mr. A. II. Hull, to confer wilh the Attorney-General regarding the proposed extension of the B.
C. Electric Railway Company on
Westminster Road and through the
entire municipality. The municipality's share in the cost of this proposed
extension is slated to be about $130,-
Park Sites Bylaw
The Reeve and Council were of one
opinion that a Park Sites Bylaw
should be brought before the people
in the near future. It transpired that
South Vancouver has been asked to
purchase 1,200 acres of C. P. R. property on Liddel Mountain. The price
is $40,000.
Councillor Third and Reeve Kerr
advocated the submitting of fire hall
and sewerage bylaws. It was thought
that the time was not ripe for floating any more loans, especially after
the way the ratepayers had turned
down the former sewerage bylaw.
The new B. C. Electric Railway
Company car schedule for Main
Street came into force on Monday,
and is much appreciated by all classes
residing in the Municipality. The
number of cars has been increased on
the Davie section from fifteen to
twenty, with a four-minute service,
and from Twenty-fifth Avenue to the
Eburne car track one car has been
added, making four in all, which
gives a ten-minute service. SATURDAY, JUNE 3. 1912
Will BUY you a home under our easy-payment plan. Small cash
payment, balance easy monthly instalments; no mortgage to assume.
Our houses arc fully modern, artistically designed, and close to car-
line, school and stores.
A Savings Account may be opened with any amount from $1.00
upward. We pay 4 per cent., credited quarterly. Each depositor is
furnished with a cheek hook, in a handsome seal-grain leather cover,
and is privileged to issue checks against his or her account. Get into
the habit of paying all your household bills by cheque. It is the safest
Bankers Trust Corporation Ltd.
166 Hastings St. West
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Our new surroundings enable us to please the most
exacting patron. Our service will continue to be all that
is to be desired.
Cleaning, Dyeing, Pressing,
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If not, you are neglecting a duty to yourself
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We have an attractive proposition to
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a DRAMA 11
Representative of Ward III
The   Councillor  for   Ward   III   is
among the new blood of the Council
which was elected last January.    He
is therefore, as it were, only a novice
in municipal affairs in S'liiih Vancou
wr, but he has bad large experience
in  civic  matters outaidi   the  munici
pality.    Bo   when   be    entered    the  who had i>ui him there.
as a nn reliant. So much was he re-
spected that again and again he was
asked to itand as a candidate for Vancouver Council. Ultimately he vvas
prevailed upon to enter the Council
and there acquitted himself to the
satisfaction of his friends and electors   ihe'm  must, in the parlance
A great deal of the charm of the
production of Rostand's bird-play,
"Chanteclcr," which is to be given
at the Vancouver Opera House-
on June 10 and 11. with Maude-
Adams in the title-role, is said to lie
in the cleverness with which this odd    Chamber
and humorously interesting work  is
unfolded. When it is known that
there are over seventy parts in the
play  i!   is   felt   at   once  that  many  of
of    the
The Commissioner appointed to investigate*
tlte matters relating lo the management of
the School affairs of the Municipality of
South Vancouver will hold the first session
of puhlic inquiry 3t th< hour of 10 a.m.,
Tlnir.day, June 6, 1912. in the Council
of  the   Municipal   Hall.   Cor.   43rd
1   Prucr   St.,  South   Vancouver.
Any penoni having knowledge of the af-
-   ��� -.n  are  requested to he  present.
C. M. C.
Council he brought with him a wide
and expansive knowledge of every
thing appertaining to municipal mat
So that Councillor Thomas i> one
-.I th- oldest of tin- oldtimers. lie
was lure in the days when around the
.Municipal Hall was the haunt of the
bear and the home ol the cougar
Many and rare are the stories the
Conn, ilh.r can mount oi th..,,- days
���when a man, if he wanted his dinner,
had either to shoot it or pack it.
The  Councillor's    father    was    a
Welshman; his mother was a Scotch
woman, and what c.uld be expected
from the issue of such stock but
fighters of the first rank. That he bas
inherited many of the characterittii -
of his Welsh forefathers no one will
dispute :      warm hearted.     impulsive,
generous to a degree, as ready to give
as to receive a  blow, never forcing a   tray  i-.,  he
light, but when it does come, ready battle. During the last election I
to welcome it and give a good ac- only heard the Councillor speak once,
count of himself. He is an ardent and that was in the schoolroom at
freemason, having joined the Order South Hill. I had been asked to vote
in  the   Kast  more than 30 years ago. | for   his  opponent   previous     to    that.
theatre, be men "bus." And so they
are, but even the tiniest of these bits
are handled with intl lligi nt t and th.-
skill   necessary   lo  tnak.-   them   point
edly effective. The selection of the
cast was a matter of deep concern and
much work, but the labor did not end
with the completion of tin. company,
for there were rehearsals to be held,
and  there  were just  127 of them be-
Councillor  rhomas always puts one ,-,,,.,. ,.���. curta|n w,.nt up for th-
in  remembrance of an old warhorse. ,jmc- on the work in this countrv.    It
Al  tin   -..���ii,| oi the trumpet he is al- wa|   Lucjen   Guitry   who   played   the
I  ready for  action;  wherever  the r,,jc 0f thc cock jn  parjSi while Jean
He has held many high and honorable
positions  in  tin- <Irder.
The Councillor wa; originally
trained for the Law, and passed some
of his preliminary examinations with
greal  credit.    Owing  to  a  long and
ready to enter and do  Coquelin played the dog and delivered
the prologue. Here Miss Adams
plays the cock and delivers the prologue. George Henry Trader is cast
as the dog. Others in the cast include William Lewers, Robert Peyton
Carter. Ernest Rowan, A. Lionel Hogarth. E. W. Morrison, Josephine Vic-
tor, Marion Abbott, Margare' Gordon,
Lucy Prendergast, Ada Boshell and
Allen Fawcett.
I j,-   Government  Auditing Commiationer of
...i   Municipality   will   have  hit
office  open   from   10 to   11   in   the  forenoon   of
0 (except  days  on   which   the   Public
Inquiry   is   being   held!   for   the   purpose   of
.     accounts;    and    any    Ratepayer    or
01 real   property  may  be  present   and
may make any objection  to  such accounts  ai
the  Auditor.
C. M. C
Not knowing Thomas, I had consented. After I had heard the old
warrior speak that night, I knew my
money  was  on   the  wrong  horse.
Since then I have met him on several  occasions;    nothing    gives    ine
Health  Department
protracted illness his medical advisers   greater delight than to get him start-
stated  that  he  must give up at once ; ed on his reminiscences.   If I see him
all hopes of office work and seek out- , two blocks away I try to get hold of
door occupation.   It was rather a hard   him  to get him going���he is a good   ,;'   ,.      mj  _
blow  on  a  young  man  after   having ; hand at a story.   He laughs when tell-       '    t:���nt ooera
spent seven years in reading up Law I ing one, when he brings up the hum-   '|-.;���.,i,.  ,���!���,.���'-,
to give up all his hopes, all  his am-
ms part, and as his laugh is infec-
bitions of carving a name in the Law | tious he sends you ofT with a joy in
your heart that keeps you buoyant
and happy the remainder of the day.
Councillor Thomas is a man who will
neither be driven nor bullied either
into or from a position that he has
He is striving
Courts  and  start  to    make
Shortly after this he accepted a job
in a logging camp. The healthy outdoor work soon    brought    returning
strength to him. By this time he had made his mind up on
become so enamoured of the work
that he remained at it. A lew years
later he went to the Cariboo Gold-
fields, and in a few years made a competency that should have kept him
on Easy Street the remainder of his
Returning to Vancouver with over
$30,000, his friends were most anxious that a part of that money
should be invested here. Lots on
Cordova Street were then selling for
When the joyous Viennese operetta,
"The Spring Maid." returns to the Vancouver Opera House on June 13 to
k the first time that
has been proved suf-
iently successful to play over exactly the same territory twice in a
single season by dividing its year in
halves and returning to each city in
which it has previously been cheered.
"The Spring Maid" has made it evident that no section of the country
differs in likes and dislikes, and it has
established new figures in theatrical
history by its receipts. Its return
brings the piquant Mizzi Hajos in the
saucy   role   of   Princess   Bozena,   but
for the collection of garbage can now be purchased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue,  as  provided  by  the  hylaw
Box  1224,  South Vancouver.
$200  each.     These   not  appealing  to ; |)Ut llc js nnt at llome to (he faddist
to give of his best in the interests of
Ward III. The electors in this Ward
can rest with easy conscience, knowing that their interests are in good
During all the trouble at the Hall, ton, who now plays the strolling
Councillor Thomas has stood out for | tor who has so large a part in the
a thorough audit. In all business comedy of the work. Mr. McXaugh-
matters he likes to receive and give : ton nas been brought from the Lon-
a square deal. He is nt all times ' don "Spring Maid" company, and has
willing to hear and try to remedy any previously been the principal come-
gnevancc that a ratepayer may have, '
IN THE MATTER OF the Estate ol
RODERICK McKAY, late of South Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia,
the 20th day of March, 1912, Janet McKay, of
South Vancouver, aforesaid, widow, was appointed administratrix to administer the estate and effects of the above-named deceased.
creditors having claims against the estate of
the said Deceased, that they are required to
file their said claims, duly verified, with the
undersigned, Solicitors for the aforesaid administratrix and estate, on or before the 15th
day of July, 1912, and all persons indebted
to the said estate are required to pay their
presents an important change from obligations to the said administratrix or the
the former cast in Charles McN'augh-   "'d Solicitors forthwith.
Dated this 23rd day of May, 1912.
302-303   Dawson   Building*
Vancouver,  B.  C.
Solicitors   for  the   said   Administratrix   and
the Councillor, one of his friends
who had every faith in the future of
Vancouver, tried to get him to invest in 1000 acres on Lulu Island,
which was then selling at a dollar.,an
With gum boots on and on horseback, Thomas set out to inspect the
ground, but again he turned down the
proposition. The East at this time
was calling him. Day and night his
whole thoughts were centred in a
mining proposition there. So against
the wishes of his friends he turned
his back upon Vancouver.
Years later he returned a sadder
and a wiser man. Like a will o' the
wisp the fickle Godess Fortune had
evaded him, always holding forth her
light to allure him.. Again and again
he  put  forth  his  hand  to  grasp  her,
! only to find a shadow. The dourness
inherited from his Scotch mother
would  not  allow  him  to  confess  de-
, feat, but at last, with money gone, he
had once more to start at the foot of
the ladder. This he did with a courage that cannot but be admired. To
siiow his versatile abilities at the time
he returned to Vancouver, he turned
his attention to railway contracting.
In this he was rather over-reached,
and with the last $850 in the bank, h
or crank.
The Councillor was
dian for the George Edwardes forces
for six years.    Louis Miller sings the
tenor   music falling  to   Baron   Rudi.
a keen annexa- : but otherwise the great company and
the said  Estate.
tionist at one time, but his views have \ full  chorus, the  "cenic production  of
now  become  greatly  modified.      Xo , delight, and the special orchestra re-
one  understands  better  than  he  that   main the same to delight hearer? with
Vancouver would be unable to do any ; the merry Viennese melodies,
development for South Vancouver-till ! *    *    *
she was able to borrow on South; The Avenue playhouse continues
\ ancouver s rates two years hence. , to pack them in, despite the advent of
During these  two years South Van- j thc warm weather.      "Camille"    was
couver would have to remain stag- \
nant. After Vancouver was allowed
to borrow the money, the probability
is she would find ardent use for it
within her own borders. Hence Councillor Thomas considers that South
Vancouver should work out her own
destiny, and when the time comes for
the amalgamation of the several units
greeted with crowded houses at each
and every performance, and this week,
with the famous "Trilby" as thje offering, shows no let up.
Mr. Lawrence as Svengali has made
a good impression, and this weird,
repulsive, yet extraordinarily fascinating character has never been better
I done in the city. Mi'is Bevers makes
a greater whole South Vancou- a most charming Trilbv, costuming
ver could then claim her rightful por- j the part with rare taste and making
lion with no uncertain voice. . it SVVCet and appealing. The sup-
The Councillor is also a member of; port is uniformly excellent and the
the Board of Trade and takes an : staging in thorough keeping. For
active interest in all its work. When . next week, commencing Monday,
any ratepayers' or road development ' June 10, the management announce
meeting is held in his Ward he is i a superb production of "A Fool and
always ready and willing to take the . His Money," or perhaps better known
chair. If his views are different from i under its other title, "The Heir to the
those of the majority at the meet- j Hoorah." A better play of Western
ing. he is not in the least backward ��� life and Western people has never
in letting them know. He will not I been written, and it is of a type in
withdrew it to pay his workmen, so I prostitute his sense of justice to please which the Laurence Company arc pe-
tiiat they could not say he had kept any man. ! culiarly successful. The bulk of
to himself and allowed them to want. ; Councillor Thomas is therefore a ! theatregoers like to laugh a little at
After losing all his money he got a | man whom the ratepayers of Ward III a show, and they will have their
judgment against the Rand scheme j have every right to be pleased with, chance with "A Fool and His Money."
I for $1825. He is not only a credit to the Ward, as the comedy element is particularly
We then find him figuring as a J but to the whole municipality. He is sirong in its makeup, though it will
working carpenter, taking an active one of the old pioneers who have be found not lacking in action, excit-
part in the union, and soon rising to fought and brought the city to what ' '"K situations, and an abundance of
the position of president. Afterwards it is. Many have reaped where he has heart-interest. It will be cast ti the
wc find him a contracting carpenter, ] sown. Therefore let us give honor ! full strength of the company, all thc
and later on in business for himself ��� to whom honor is due. lav. rites having strong roles, and the
    scenic investment and accessories will
Best Buys in
South Vancouver
64th Avenue and Windsor Street
double corner. Oak Street, sidewalk,
etc. $1,375. Good terms can be arranged.
28th Avenue, between Gladstone
and Victoria Roads, $750. Two years'
terms.    This lot is worth $900.
32nd Avenue, just on Gladstone
Road. A fine view lot facing north.
$1,75.    $150 each.
Two lots north of No. 1 Road and
near Kerr Road, $400 each. $50 cash.
$15 a month.
Get further particulars from
be all thev should be
Fire Chief Ward reported to a
meeting of the Fire. Water and Light mainland
Committee on Tuesday night that at
least one section of South Vancouver
was without water, and that if a fire
were to break out he would be practically helpless so far as that district
was concerned.    Mr.  Ward  said  that
What  probably  stands as a  record
the culture of small fruits on the
f   British   Columbia   is   a
remarkably   line  crop  of  Strawberries
grown   by   Mr.   C.   Westoby,     corner
43rd   Avenue  ami   Main   Street.
Volunteer 'ir, brigades in South
Vancouver, Eburne, Chilliwack and
other points will take part in a big
field daj "��� !ii, h thi South Vant a\ ��� i
On I Fire Department plan holding somi
Monday afternoon of this week Mr time in August, cither at Brockton
Westoby called at the "Chinook" of- p0jnt ,,r Recreati, n Park. The local
lice and displayed five boxes of the department is now completing plans
the pressure in the mains was only berries, which wcre not only of a for what is expected will be one of
twelve pounds at South Hill, and that (large size but fully matured in every i the biggest meets of volunteer tire-
he would have his chemicals, and ; way. The berries wcre grown out- ; men ever held on the Pacific Coast,
nothing else, to put out any lire which '. doors, and are at least two weeks Invitations will be sent to the bri-
might materialize at thc present time, ahead of the first crop grown by Mr. | gades of all the neighboring districts,
Water Superintendent  Mullett con     Westoby a year ago.    As he special- i and with  their  co-operation  thc suc-
tzes in early berries this record will j cess of the meet should be assured,
probably stand for some time. The! It is planned to hold reel races,
berries are some time ahead of the j coupling competitions, ladder climb-
berries which are grown on Victoria ing, rope climbing and dry hose lay-
Island, which up to the present has ing contests among other features,
been  conceded  precedence  over    the ; and this should be a sufficient attrac-
123  Pender  St.    ai .'    Cedar  Cottage
Dr. A. J. Brett
S. E. C>r 25th Avi   and Main St.
Phone ;  Fairmont  1347
Main Fish Market
firmed the statement that water was
scarce. He said that his department
was making an effort to cope with the
situation, and expected to be able to
give the district water. He informed
the committee that "Water diviner"
Zimmerman's promises that the department would locate water in Central Park at thc 575-foot level had
petered  out.    The  drillers  are  down
Choice  Halibut,  3  lb.
mainland in the matter of time.
His Life for His Master
Another instance of the faithfulness
580ft. and the cores are barely damp, j and sagacity of the dog was furnished
said Mr.  Mullett. _   I in Thirty-sixth Avenue and Kcnsing-
Water Superintendent Mullett will ton on Wednesday morning, when a
he able to cover more ground within ! serious fire occurred on thc premises
a week or two. for the other night the of Mr. Robert Rowlins, plumber. A
Water Committee passed a rccom- j sturdy Irish terrier gave the alarm,
mendation ordering the purchase of but in his determination to get to his
an automobile for the superintendent, j master, thc faithful animal gave his
Two heavy draft horses will be sold, life, for he perished in the flames,
and two lighter ones purchased for | When Mr. Rowlins was aroused by
the  department. the  howling and  barking of the dog
Tenders for $100,000 worth of he was horrified to find the premises
mains, laterals and other equipment i��� flames. He dashed barefooted
for the waterworks department will | across the burning floor to safety, thc
be advertised for. beams   collapsing   a     few     moments
Two new district? will be establish-   |ater. burying the dog in  the wreck.
tion to crowd thc grounds Announcement of a more definite nature
will  oe made at a later date.
ed in the municipality. One of these
will he located at Wilson and Victoria
Roads, and the other on the River
Road, near Fraser Street.
Mrs. Duncan McTaggart and her
sister, Miss Bella McEadzen, after
a three months' tour throughout California, and on their way home, are
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. Mc-
Cuaig. James Street. South Vancouver.
Thc fire brigade from No. 3 hall were
pouring water on the flames four
minutes after the alarm was given.
The damage is estimated at $1,500.
A meeting will be held on Monday,
June 10, at 8 p.m., in the new store,
corner of Wellington and Rupert
Street, Collingwood West, of property
owners and residents of the district
for the purpose of forming an improvement association. All interested
parties are invited to attend.
The art of tailoring is claimed by
many, but possessed by few. Nothing
is more admired than a lady or gentleman whose garments indicate refinement and grace. Mr. R. Horrell,
4135 Main Street, has a reputation
for producing garments with that
artistic touch which raise them above
the ordinary. He is also equipped
with a first-class plant to keep garments in the best of shape after they
arc worn.
Spring Salmon, per lb 15c
Live Cod, per lb 10c
Point Grey Kippers and Bloaters
per  lb. 10c
Also  Full  Line  of  Fresh Vegetables  and  Fruit
Bush Fire
The Cedar Cottage Fire department was called to the corner of
Nanaimo and 39th Avenue, at 6:30
Thursday evening. The fire proved
to be only brush, but endangered two
houses. It took them about two
hours to extinguish the flames.
All the schools in the municipality
were closed on Monday in celebration of His Majesty's birthday.
Hot Lunches
Our midday lunches are appetising
and satisfying. All home cooking.
Served daily from 12 to 2. Give them
a trial.
Our confections include all the delicacies of the season���Ice Cream, Soft
Drinks,  etc.
4605 Main Street
Two    doors    from    the    "Chinook"'
Office �����      I HU III
Special Bargains
For Seven Days, commencing Saturday, June 8,
we are making Special Bargains. It will certainly
pay you to visit our store during those days, as goods
will "he marked al prices that cannot be touched elsewhere.
Chas. Owen
3516 -Main Street Cor. 19th Ave.
Port Alberni Town Lots and
Alberni Lands
We handle nothing else
Write or see us for information and prices
The Manitoba Loan & Investment Co.
309 Dominion Trust Building
Should you desire to have your
Clothes Cleaned, Dyed,
Pressed or Repaired
We would be pleased to demonstrate our unexcelled service.
A trial will convince you that we save your clothes as well as
Suits Sponged and Pressed 75c
Suits Cleaned and Pressed $1.00 up
Suits Dyed, Cleaned and Pressed $2.75 up
Skirts Cleaned and Pressed 75c up
Ladies' Suits Cleaned and Pressed $1.25 up
The Swiss Cleaners & Dyers
P. 0. Address, Box 316, City Heights P. 0.
Peach  & Garden
Real Estate
Specialists in South
Vancouver  Realty
Corner 24th and Main Street
Watson's Hardware
Arc you contemplating painting or decorating your home, store
or building? If you are, our experience and knowledge for several
years in the business as practical painters arc at your service.
Wc selected our Paints and Varnishes, Oils, etc., with a practical
knowledge of their durability and tasteful effects.
You will save money, time and trouble by coming here and talking the matter over.
Wc handle everything in Hardware, Stores and Ranges, etc.
0070  The Norris Grocery
We buy and sell for cash.
Your esteemed order will be called for and delivered daily,
if desired, and will have our most prompt and careful attention.
We are Specialist* on the
Investigate our Subdivision on the Westminster and  Ferguson  Roads.      Prices
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The Value of
! Newspapers are the salt of the
earth. Remove the great daily
journals from the city of Vancouver and you will have left a
city without any nerve system.
Vancouver is progressing to the
front among the great cities of
the world, largely because of the
great miracles of publicity that
arc being performed by the
"Province," "World," "News-
Advertiser," and Ford-McCon-
nell publications.
In giving the people of South Vancouver the "Chinook," the
Greater Vancouver Publishers
Limited (a concern financed by
the public-spirited men of South
Vancouver) is giving to the District of South Vancouver at
least a pinch of the "salt of the
This journal will publish verbatim
the happenings in the municipal
council chamber. Weekly, the
"Chinook" carries the story of
the building-up of South Vancouver.
The "Chinook" will consecrate its
life to the advancement of the
interests of South Vancouver.
There is not a better printed paper
in Canada than the "Chinook."
If you have a wish to help build up-
South Vancouver, your assistance might be extended to the
"Chinook." It is an immaculately printed and cleanly edited
publication. It supports no>
clique and recognizes no political faction.
If you believe that this South Vancouver weekly has the merit, you
might cut out the blank at the
foot of this column, put two dollars with it, and mail to the
"Chinook" office, City Heights
Sub-Post Office, South Vancouver.
And so will our circulation be assisted, and you will be saved the
trouble of answering the door
bell when it gently rings under
the delicate thumb of one of our
polite subscription-getters.
. 1912
Enclosed find Two Dollars in-
exchange for which you will send
to my address weekly for twelve
months the "Greater Vancouver
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