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Vol. I., Xo. 28.
Price 5 Cents
Westminster Road Paving
Not Yet Settled by Council
Provincial Government to be Interviewed Before Council Adopts
Report of Engineer���Objections of Association
Apparently the kind of pavement
which will be placed yn Westminster
Road in the limits of South Vancouver is not yet definitely settled. At
a meeting of the Council a couple of
weeks ago the decision reached was
to pave half of the reiad each witli
granitoid and wood blocks. On i hurs-
day of last week the Council decided
to rescind this and have the entire
rejadway payed with wood blocks. On
Wednesday of this week at the regular
meeting of the Council, as instructed
by the Council, Engineer Clement
submitted a special recommendation
to the Council. When this report was
presented to the Council) several of
the Councillors thought it would be
wise to interview the Provincial Government before they adopted the report of the engineer, so that a decision as to thc kind of pavement
which will bc put down on Westminster Road is still in abeyance. Thc
Provincial Government is granting
$70,000 towards the paving of the
The report recommended the construction of a creosoted wood block
pavement, forty-three feet wide, on
six-inch concrete foundation, with
concrete and stone curbs, and the
necessary drains for carrying off the
surface water from thc centre of
Knight Street to the centre of Park
Thc estimated cost of work to be
paid for by local assessment is $175,-
484. Thc estimated ceist of work to
be paid out of the general funds of
the Municipality is $171,113. Approximate cost per foot frontage is $7.40
Thc nature of the proposed work
is a wood block pavement. Total estimated cost of the proposed work,
$345,517;    probable    contract     price,
$277,885.83; probable est if carried
oul by day labor, $277,885.83; probable lanel damages, nil; engineering
expenses, three per cent.; the probable
lifetime eif the said work is twenty
years; the real property immediately
benefited by the proposed improvement is all the property fronting or
abutting on both sides e,f the peirtieeti
of Westminster road to be occupied
by the said pavement.
Councillor Campbell moved for thc
adoption of thc report, but upon the
sttggestiein of Reeve Kerr and Couu-
cilleirs Third and Robinson it was decided to place it before the Government.
At the Hoard of Works meeting on
Tuesday the Westminster Road Improvement Association took objection
to wood block paving, giving their
reasons as follows:
"1. In thc signing of the petition of
this road, till signatures were taken on
the ground that the cost would not
exceed,   approximately,   $225,000.
"2. That asphaltic concrete can be
laid according to the tenders published for this road at $226,9,88.95 for
five-inch concrete and $234,033.75 for
six-inch concrete, making a saving to
the ratepayers over the wood-block
of $43,500, and, according to the engineer's estimate, at about what the
ratepayers understood it would cost
when  they signed the petition.
"In view of these facts there is a
firm belief in the Association that the
entire ratepayers of Westminster
Road are unalterably opposed to
wood-block, and if the Council in its
wisdom should persist in awarding
the contract for wood-block, the ratepayers would as a whole, by petition,
reject thc same at the Court of Revision."
Government Will be Asked
to Pass Special Legislation
Committee to Urge that Three-fifths Vote be Sufficient lo Carry
Annexation of South Vancouver
Where  anniversary services will be held on Sunday, November 24.
Thc first anniversary of the dedication of thc Mountain View Methodist Church, corner of Sophia
Street and Twenty-eighth Avenue,
will be held e,u Sunday, the
24th inst. It will begin with an old-
fashioned Love Feast at 10 o'clock
a.m. Then at 11 o'clock a.n' and at
7:30 p.m., Rev. F. G. Lett, of '.rand-
view   Methodist  Church,  will  preach;
and in the afternoon at 2:30, Rev. G.
K. Bradshaw, of Sixth Avenue Me-
thodist Church, will address the Sun-
[ (lay  School  and  Young  People's  So-
j cieties.
On the  Friday preceding, the 22nd
inst., the Ladies' Aid Society will give
I their annual dinner in the Banqueting Hall, from 6 to 8 o'clock, to be
followed by an interesting programme.
A School Board Controversy
Thee Provincial Government will lee
waited   upon   by   a   committee   from
ioint  annexation    committee   to
urge   tin- Government tee pass apt   i I
legislation te, facilitate the annexation
| eef Seeuth Vancouver by the City of
Vancouver. That much was decided
��� en at a meeting of the juint annexation ceimmittee on Monday. It is
proposed t'e have the Government
pass legislation te, allow the matter
tei be- settled by a three-fifths majority
of the votes cast by those entitled to
1 vote on money bylaws instead of by
fifty-one  per   cent,  of  the    assessed
: value of the property.
The question of waiting on the At-
I torncy-General was raised by Reeve
Kerr, the members appointed being
as follows: Chairman, Alderman McSpaddcn, Alderman Baxter, Alderman
Trimble and the city solicited, for
Vancouver, and Reeve Kerr. Councillor Campbell, Councillor Third and
Solicitier 11. C. Clarke, representing
South Vancouver.
Regarding the expense of promoting the necessary bill, it was decided
that the cost should bc borne equally
by both parties. To promote the bill
will cost in the neighborhood of
Annexation Meetings
At a meeting of Ward IV Annexation Asseeciation, Messrs. Dickie.
Grlmmett and Gale were selected to
support annexation at a debate to be
held in the edd schoolhouse, Main
Street, em Monday evening next.
Three Incorporationists are to be iei-
vitcd to combat  their arguments.
At a meeting of tbe Annexation
Association at Cedar Cottage, it was
decided t" hold several meetings in
Ward  111.
Between Mr. William Kirkland.
secretary of the South Vancouver
School Board, and Mr. J. P.. Springford, Municipal Clerk, there has
sprung Up a controversy over the
eeenduct of school business that is to
he regretted by all thus.' who are personally acquainted with the two
gentlemen, or who have had business
dealings with them.
' Mr, Kirkland is a Scotch-Canadian
gentleman who holds the respect and
confidence of the entire community,
while Mr. Springfeerd is a worthy
civic official, somewhat younger in
years, whose judgment is good and
who possesses a large measure of professional efficiency.
As secretary to the School Hoard,
Mr. Kirkland's services are indispensable, those in public life declare.
There is little question but that the
matter which has come up will bc
adjusted in good time and that nothing disastrous is likely to result from
the  mild  exchange  of  criticism.
They write as follows:
To the Editor of the "Chinook" :
Sir,���Accounts of a criticism by the
Municipal Council of the School
Hoard and the School Hoard Officers
have been published. Some of the
statement! made therein are so grossly exaggerated that they become prac.
ically untrue. The word "mistakes"
��� n making duplicate payments occurs
several times, and as a matter of fact
there has been only one duplicate
payment made in the sum of $43.00.
During the week in which thc meeting
was held, when these accounts were
passed upon, my time was fully taken
up at the Court of Assizes, and my
assistant was working in Mr. Crehan s
eeffice, coming back to this office in
a rush to get the accounts ready for
the meeting. In the rush evidently she
allowed this account to slip through
���a thing which I, as secretary, very
much regret; but as a matter of fact
this branch of the work (checking
up the accounts) is done altogether
by my assistant. The fact that the
mistake has happened cannot bc
blamed on me personally, though a
strong effort has been made to do so.
I will not deal at all with the mover
e'f the motion, as the public will know
for themselves that he had a motive
in trying to depreciate the value of
my services. But I feel that I am
compelled to deal with Mr. Spring-
lord, the municipal clerk, who gives
��� he impression that mistakes are happening every day or every week, which
is absolutely untrue. Mr. Springford seems to have got an idea that
he is an authority to be considered
nbove the School Law.
I have endured a good deal at this
���nan's hands with the view of preserving harmony between the two
bodies. Mr. Springford does not
make suggestions, but in a most dictatorial manner he instructs me to do
things in such and such a manner���
not only mc, hut the whole Board,
ind in almost every case contrary to
���he School Law.
Mr. Springford neglected to inform the Council that in signing last
month's salary cheques he made five
stupid blunders. Another thing, when
'he drawing of cheques was transferred  to   this   office     Mr.     Springford
handed over all the cheque books;
now he informs me he has found
an.ether six which he did not know
he had. What kind eif business is
With regard to the remarks credited tei Mr. Crehan, in which he states
that he advised me four months ago
to secure the services of a competent
accountant, 1 may state that Mr. Crehan and I have discussed thc matter
on several occasions, and as the
young lady now doing the books was
employed by the Board for that purpose, it was natural that when the
new books were to be done up at his
office, I should send her to do the
hi my opinion it is just about time
this throwing of mud at the
School Board was stopped. It is a
Board composed of five men whose
zeal in thc discharge of the duties
entrusted to them by the municipality is beyond question, and from my
experience their integrity is beyond
Thc interests of the ratepayers are
carefully guarded by them. The
school site deals arc all clean. There
are neither men of straw nor hay put
into them.
Next time the Council thinks of
taking up and criticising these accounts, I hope they will sec that it is
only just to the School Board and te
the Secretary to inform us and giv
us a chance to justify ourselves.���
Yours,  etc.,
Secretary    of    School    Trustees    of
South Vancouver
Cedar Cottage, B. C, Nov. 15, 1912
Mr.  Springford's  Reply
To the Editor of thc "Chinook" :
Sir,���Answering Mr. Kirkland's let.
ter, I wish to place my position clearly before the public. 1 am treasurer
both for the Council and the School
Board. We all know the meaning
and the responsibility attached to the
word "treasurer." Quoting Webster,
the meaning is :
"One who has the care of a treasury,
one who has charge of funds, as of
the revenue of a corporation, state,
Still the School Board claims that
it is up to me to sign their order,
whether I approve of the condition
these vouchers are in or not. Surely
I am doing the right thing to protest, when I actually know that the
condition of these vouchers placed
before me for signature are far from
being in proper shape. The School
Act quotes as follows :
"The Municipal Treasurer shall,
upon the order of the School Board,
pay over all moneys to the several
persons to whom such moneys are
Who is to determine whether these
are payable in case of duplicate and
over-payments, and who is responsible?
If I can be shown that no responsibility rests on me, I am quite satisfied to be relieved of it, and make no
further comments. Mr. Kirkland
finds a refuge behind his assistant.
We, of course, know that he is responsible for the work of his assistant.
Numerous Inquiries From Local and
Outside Investors
The   realty   situation   and   building
trade   generally   in   the   Municipality,
I although   it    has   suffered     a     slight
I period of depression, is, according tu
i the leading realty men, showing every
sign of a Btrong advancement.   Xum-
Icrous   inquiries   em   the   part   ol"   both
local and  outside investors arc being
experienced for property situated on
Main   Street   and  the   Fraser  Avenue,
more   particularly   that   on   the   slope
leewards  the  Fraser  River.    Property
i holders   do  not  seem  at  all  anxious
tei  dispose  e.f  their   holdings  in   view
of an expected rapid advance in price.
Mr. J.  W.  Prowse  reports  having
numerous    inquiries    for    a    36-foot
I block adjoining Thirtieth Avenue, for
i which   the   holder   has   twice   turned
] down   the   price   of   $15.0011.     Among
the   latest    things   reported   may   be
mentioned that of an inside h't situat-
I ed in  the vicinity of Twenty-second
! Avenue, which was Sold tei an outside
I investor for $12,000.
Mr. Geo. Greenslade, Fraser Avenue, reports that never have there
been so many enquiries feer small
three-room houses. There is quite a
movement setting in em Fraser
Avenue, and prices are stiffening. Mr.
Greenslade said he expected values
would go up at least 50 per cent, if
South Vancouver became incorporated, for then thc demand by financial ami wholesale firms for building
sites along the principal thoroughfares would cause prices to advance
Weil-Known   South  Vancouver   Man
to  Run in Ward VI.
As the result eef several conferences
with deputations which have waited
upon him, Mr. Harry Day has consented te> eit'iVr himself as a candidate
for Ward VI. in III.' Municipal clec-
li'ins which will be held in January
Mr. Day has been a successful
business man in South Vancouver
since 190". anil with Municipal cx-
perience in thee East he sin mid bo well
qualified to hold a scat on the Municipal board.
Recently Mr. Day disposed of his
i business holdings in Semth Vancon
I ver but is still a large property-holder
in this Municipality, lie will bo in a
position to give his undivided attention te, matters Municipal sheeiild he
be elected to the Council.
Favors Incorporation
At a meeting of rati pa .. i - I'i in
tlu- River Avenue Realty (
office, on the 15th of November, a
Ratepayers' Association was duly or��
ganized feer Wanl VI. Mr Miller
was elected president, Mr. Cuthbcrt
vice-president, Mr. S. S. Burgesi
secretary-treasurer,   and   Messrs,     D.
i Burgess and 11. McBride directors.
it was decided to meet every second
Thursday   commencing   on   t|)c  28th
I inst., in Mr. Cuthbert's store, between
Sixty-first and Sixty-Second Avenues,
Main  Street.
The president, vice-president and
secretary wcre appointed t>, interview the Council with a view to having
street names erected ami house)
numbered in order to facilitate mail
The president and secretary wcre
instructed to lodge a protest with the
Council on behalf of Ward VI Ratepayers' Association against the Reeve
anil Council placing a private bill before the Legislature re lhe annexation of the Municipality to the City
of Vancouver   at the expense of the
. ratepayers.
Messrs. Miller, D. Burgess, Cuthbcrt, McBride. Lobban, Fullington,
Rear and McKnight were appointed
a committee to wait on the Council
and the B. C. E. Railway Company
in order t" go: through cars on Main
Street, from kiver Avenue down into
I the centre of the city, as it was the
fooling that this section of the Municipality  has  been  neglected.
All ratepayers are requested to
make-  a  note  of  the  time  and  place
I of meeting, as a strong organization
is very much required in this part of
the- Municipality.
Around the Municipal Hall
To Contest Ward III.
It is said em goeid authority that
Mr. McNeish, who unsuccessfully
contested Ward II. against Councillor
Elliott last year, will try to woo the
suffrance of Ward III.
I do not blame Mr. Kirkland for trying to protect himself. I considered it
my duty to report to my Council conditions as they actually stood, and 1
have proof on file covering my report to them. I have been informed
that the Government intends revising
the School Act, and that they intend
to deal with the clause defining the
duties of a treasurer.
In reference to the five blunders
he charges nie with, I wish Mr. Kirkland would cling a little closer to the
truth. October school salary cheques
were handed to me for signature at
10 o'clock Saturday, November 2,
four days late, with a pressing request to get them out by 12 o'clock.
To oblige, I carried out their wishes.
In signing I noticed that a number of
these cheques were for July salary,
and after signing some of these I discovered the fact and handed these
with five unsigned ones to the Government auditor, advising him that
I did not care to send these out without getting some information as to
why they were not paid before. These
were finally mailed with the other
cheques from the School Board office.
Why did they not notice that these
five cheques were not signed? This.
Mr. Kirkland refers to as my blunders.
Other inferences I will not bother
answering, as they are of no importance.���Yours  truly,
South  Vancouver,  November  19.
Rule of the Road
After spending $6,000 on 'ho Municipality's half of Main Streel between
Eighteenth Avenue and Twenty-fifth
Street, and putting it in good repair,
the Council finds that the result has
been to divert practically all the traffic
from the city side of the street on
the newly repaired half belonging to
Semth Vancouver. The police have.
therefore, received instructions tei prosecute drivers of vehicles who elo not
keep to the rule of the road, and on
Saturday two auto drivers were fined
the minimum   fine of $5  and  costs.
Late Mrs. Kingsbury
Mrs. Amanda E. Kingsbury. 63 years
of age. died at the home eef her
daughter, Mrs. Tims. F. Wadsworth,
299 Twenty-third Avenue East, on
November 18. The funeral was held
from the family residence. Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., Rev. Ireland;
of Mountain View Methodist Church,
conducting the service. Arrangements
for the funeral were tinder the direction of Greene & Merkley.
Shop-Window Competition
South Vancouver merchants are
competing with each other next week
in the matter of dressing their show
windows with goods manufactured in
British Columbia. British Columbia
has been divided into three districts
by the Vancouver Retail Grocers' Association, and prizes are to be offered
in each district for the best dressed
window. Thc first prize is $50,
second $25, third $15, and fourth $10.
In addition to this a special purse of
$100 will be given to the grocer in
the entire three districts who has thc
best  window.
Three judges are to be appointed,
and the windows judged and the
prizes announced on the evening of
November 26. It is a friendly contest and quite a lot of rivalry exists
between the different grocers. It will
be conducive towards having British
Columbia products pushed to the fore.
East Sunday in my walk I traversed
a portion of thc Municipality that 1
had not visited for at least a year
' previously, walking al. eng Victoria
Road to Number 2 Road and
thence down Elliot Street. The' development taking place in this i|tiar-
ter is surprising Memories of what
the best developed parts of South
Vancouver wore two or three years
ago wore brought to mind. On Sundays, two years ago, on i:\ cry hand
the buzz of the saw and the sound
of the hammer won- heard, as the
early pioneers erected their modest
shacks. These shacks in most cases
have now given way t" modern
houses, and the working man who
wishes a cheap home is pushed more
and more eeut from the centre.
* *    *
A new sawmill has boon established
in the district mentioned, which
should enable settlors to got their
lumber at a cheap rate. Soon the
whole . f the limber will be cleared
off around this part of the Municipality. A few deer and two Or three
bears still lurk in the timber there,
but as it is an offence now to sh""t In
the Municipality 110 one molests
those animals. About ten days ago a
full-grown black bear walked e|iute'
leisurely   past   the   mill   in   lull   view
eef all the workmen.
* *    *
A streeng and influential deputation has waitoel upon Councillor John Third, asking him
te. allow himself t'e be once more
nominated. The deputation would
take no denial, telling the Councilleir
plainly they would nominate him whether he was willing or not. Many of
the Main Street electors believe that
only through Councillor Third can
they hope to have Main Street paved.
ef        *       *
That confidence is being once more
restored in Municipal bonds as an investment is seen by the steady advance in price that is taking place.
South Vancouver 4 per cent, is now
standing at 92. a gain of two dollars
within a short time.
* *    *
"Music hath charms to soothe the
wildest breast," so sang the poet. On
Sunday last in the little church on
Wilson Road, a few blocks from Victoria Road, as the children sang their
This week wc publish a page for
the particular benefit of union
men and wage-workers in general.
Mr. J. \V. Wilkinson, Secretary of
the Vancouver Trades and Labeir
Council, is editing this department,
which will be featured weekly.
song "I praise, anil as the little voices
were wafted out e-u the breeze, there
came t.. us tin- thoughts of l"iii: ago,
when we i".. had joined our voicej
in such a throng. W'e halted t" listen
when t.. "tir surprise we discovered
another liatem r. There in front of the
church was a half-grown black bear
with his snout t" the ground. E-,, ry
tow seconds he lifted his head and
listened. Quite a number of people
began to gather around, SO the bear
quietly crossed t" the north side of
the road, and going up the -mall in-
closure, disappeared.
e��       *        e|.
for spending a pleasant evening,.-.,
and meeting congenial company, re',
commend me to Hilton & Webster.-'
They are both "Id-timers of Nanaimo
and wont north in the gold rush to
the Yukon. They were among the
few who maele something out of the
diggings anel knew how to look after
it. At first they suffered a great
many hardships, but afterwards, locating a good claim, they took their
wives north. After a few years' work
they sold oul  the claim for $12,000
In their younger days both were
enthusiastic    footballers,    and    keen
sportsmen. Always keeping up their
hue for the sport, when South Hill
has a match on "tic is always certain ��� ���)' meeting "tie of the partners.
Both take a deep interest in every
kind  of  speert.
* *    *
Happening to drop into the Hall
whilst   the   Board   of   Works   was   in
session on Tuesday afternoon, it was
surprising to hear the different views
in regard to the paving contracts.
Evidently the ratepayers on Westminster Road take a lively interest in
the question.
* *    *
As the time draws on the interest
in the election grows apace. Undoubtedly no previous election has
ever aroused so much speculation,
nor will any later election have such
far-reaching  effect.
t    *    *
It must be gratifying to Inspector
Young tei sec thc amount of work
passing through his department. The
increase of building in South Vancouver is simply phenomenal. The
number of permits issued keeps
steadily increasing.
Serious Accident to Mr. John Scott
of East Collingwood
While repairing a pruning hook,
Mr. John Scott, corner of Joyce Street
and Westminster Road, East Collingwood, met with a serious accident
last week. Mr. Scott was tamping
an old cap which he thought had been
spent, when it exploded, tearing away
the thumb and first finger of his left
hand. Dr. Buller was called and
dressed the hand. Mr. Scott is one
eef the old-timers in the Collingwood
district and his accident will be learned of with a good deal of regret.
 ��� ii ���	
During the week thirty-five permits
were issued from the office of Building Inspector Young, with a total
value of $38,500.
B. C. E. R. Hurrying Work on Fraser
Avenue and Victoria Road
A start on the street railway extensions which were recently announced has been made, and it is the
intention of the B. C. E. R. Company
to hurry this work as much as possible owing to the winter weather
which is close at hand. The extensions
on which work is now being done are
Fraser Avenue from Page to River
Roads, and Victoria Road from Forty-
third Avenue to Fifty-sixth Avenue.
These extensions will have the effect
of giving transportation to rapidly
growing communities, and work following so closely upon the announcement by the company is thc source
of great satisfaction in the communities most affected.
IN D. L. 94
We can show you the most charming scenery in the whole of
Greater Vancouver, ami the best land. This beautiful spot is most
easily reached by way of the B. C. E. R. to Royal Oak Station, then
up Royal Oak Road t'i Deer Lake Road, thence east. A most excellent way of returning is by way of eeiir now great road that runs
through from the Westminster Road, just east of the Royal Oak
Hotel, to Deer Lake Road. This way you will be able to see all
around and through and through I). L. 94, and bc able to appreciate
what very beautiful homesites it offers. You will find that the view
over Deer Lake. Burnaby Lake, and feer miles beyond is unparalleled.
We are selling here FULL QUARTER ACRES at $650 and $700, on
very easy terms of $50 CASH and $10 A MONTH. Long before this
can be paid for. values will double, at the rate improvements are going
on in this district. This new road alone, which has cost us an Immense sum, has increased the value immensely; but, for the moment,
we have not put prices up. though this is in contemplation. A day
here will be well spent, and you will be able to appreciate that many
of the best things in thc world are right under your nose. We can
give you maps, plans, and other details, and it will bc a pleasure for
us to do so.
510 Pender Street West
Kitsilano Office���Fourth and Larch
Phone: Sey. 2873
Phone : Bay. 586
^^      Have  helped  sun-kissed  Burnaby  and  South  Vancouver
TjSn      develop from virgin forest into busy districts of homes.
J9l      They believe Hurnaby possesses all the factors necessary
to make Iter one day the hub of the peninsula.
Dominion Trust Block,
341  Cambie Street
Edmonds Station,
6;-;  acres in Edmonds district, near Power House and facing on Vancouver
Road.     All  cleared.     Price   $16,000.00.   $5,000.00   cash;   balance  6,   12,   18,   and  24
PHONE 1024
Don't  Overlook These
Inman Avenue (Central I'ark), close to station, 115 x 141
feet, practically cleared; high view lot. Price $1950; fifth cash,
balance easy.
Acre (Point Grey), close to Marine Drive; $3,500. Terms
to arrange.
Fraser Aventte, corner 45th, double corner. $7,500; third
cash, fi-12-18 months.
Near Xo. 2 Road and Nanaimo, two 33-ft. lots. $600 each;
quarter cash, balance two years.
Fairview, double corner, 100 x 120, Fourteenth Avenue and
Yukon; fine view lot, cleared. Price, $7,650. $2,000 cash;
6-12-18 months.
Point Grey, Fifteenth Avenue, near Toltnie, 33 x 122; view
property. $1,150. Fifth cash, 6-12-18 months, or $1,000 cash
takes it.
Burnaby (alongside O. N. improvements, near Sapperton) 10
acres, cleared. $2,000 per acre; long terms.
Large block, partly cleared, and improvements. $1,500 per acre,
long terms.
Acre blocks, on the Pole Line Road, North Burnaby. $1,600 per
House  on  Barclay  Street,  near Br ought on.     Big    snap���$10,000;
easy terms.
537 Pender St. W., Vancouver        Phone : Sey. 6315
The Settlers' Association of B. C.
Phone : 664
Applications invited for Homesites, Investments, Loans, Mortgages
Auction Sales Conducted
Property for sale on  easy terms
Hall, fully equipped, to rent for Concerts, Dances, Meetings
Box 556, New Westminster
or Edmonds, B. C.
One acre close to Cut Off, $2000.   Easy terms
Opposite Power House : Lots 50x120. % cash; 6, 12, 18, 24 mths. $525
Another $450.   $100 cash; $10 per month
QONNie Banks �������� QftAes
Boy Electrocuted
On Tuesday  evening    last    a    sad
fatality occurred at Alta Vista, when
! Russell    Greenwood,    the    fourteen*
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Green.
\ wood, lost his life  while endeavoring
to protect the lives of other children.
It appears  that during thc afternoon
some   men   felled   a   tree   across   an
electric  wire  carrying  between   2,500
and 3,000 volts.    This was still lying
on  the ground when  night came  on.
That   evening   a   concert   was   being
held in Mrs. Shilling's store.    Young
Greenwood knew the location of the  combe, and  Messrs. Griffiths, Wilkie
I are also contemplating thc erection of
a new office and storeroom.
*   ��   ��
About one hundred guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves at one of
the most successful whist drives ever
hold in Edmonds, in Morcton Hall,
on Thursday evening last. Twenty-
four tables were in use, and when
the score was counted it was found
that there was a close run for the
prizes. Those fortunate were Mcs-
dames Pattick, Eayles, and Feather-
stonchaugh. Misses Morris and Fran
Phone 1038 :
Edmonds, B. C.
I have the exclusive
sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to station.   $1,000 each;
on good terms.   See me about them.
live   wire,   and   installed   himself    as
guide for the children who had to pass
j the   place.     He   had   guided   several
: parties when thc fatality took place.
The news came as an awful shock
1 to his parents and  friends.    Dr.  Mc-
Quarrie,   coroner   of   New   Westminster, was called and after viewing the
scene of the accident   ordered an inquest to be hold in New Westminster.
After  hearing  the  evidence  the  jury
brought  in  a  verdict    of    accidental
death.    Young Greenwood was one of
; the   crown  witnesses  against    Dean,
j who  was  charged   w;th  robbing  the
Bank of Montreal, New Westminster,
on September 15, 1911.   Accordin- to
| his evidence he was delivering papers
1 on  Vancouver Road  on  the morning
I of the robbery, when a dark auto ap-
S peared containing five men.    He re-
I cognized Dean as one of the five men.
* *    *
Victorian Order of Nurses
The executive of the newly-formed
i Burnaby   branch   of   the   Royal   Victorian  Order of  Nurses  met  in  the
committee room of the Municipal Hall
| on  Friday afternoon  last,  and  com-
i pleted  their arrangements    for    pro-
1 curing  nurses  for   Burnaby.     It  was
j decided to ask for two resident nurses
i from   the  headquarters    in     Ottawa.
\ These they hope to have here by the
I New Year.
A committee was appointed to make
arrangements with the Edmonds Development Company for temporary
quarters in their block at Edmonds.
They arc looking forward to the
erection of a ten-bed hospital in the
near future, In this connection they
expect to secure $2,000 from the "Lady
Minto" fund.
So far the house-to-house contribution has amounted to about $570, and
has not yet been completed. This,
along with the Municipal grant of
$250, gives them considerable funds
with which to start operations. A
general meeting of the members is
being called for December 1. when
the board of management will place
their recommendations before the
members for their approval.
* *    ��
Government Declines  Grant
The hopes of the Burnaby School
board that thc Provincial Government
would donate a school site at Broadview, and also near the power house,
have been shattered by a communication stating that as they had already
given Burnaby a park site in Broadview, and had contributed $35,000 to
the School Board, they felt they must
decline any further assistance this
* *   *
Edmonds and East Burnaby News
Thc outside work on the Gordon
Presbyterian Church has been completed, and as soon as the electric
wiring is finished thc plasterers will
take it in hand. The managers are
hopeful of having it ready to occupy
about the New Year, and arc already
making arrangements for thc opening.
* . *    *
The new Baptist Church that has
just been completed will be officially
opened on Sunday next. Throe special services will be held. Rev. B. II.
West will preach the Dedicatory service at 11 a.m.; at 3 p.m. Rev. G. Wil-
lard Letch, the popular pastor of
Ruth Morton Memorial Church, South
Vancouver,  will  address  the  emigre.
and Wesley. These whist drives have
become very popular and are looked
forward to with considerable interest.
* is   st
Mrs. Sworder, who has been indisposed for a short time, is again able
t,e be around.
* *    *
Mr.   George   Leaf   lost   a  valuable
horse last week.
*    +    *
Miss Walker, of New Westminster,
has purchased Mr. J. A. Scott's fine
residence on Second Street. Mr. Scott
and his family are returning to North
Vancouver, where Mr. Scott has business interests.
* *    *
The  Sunday  School   in  connection
with    Gordon   Presbyterian     Church
gave a very enjoyable concert in Morcton Hall on Friday night last.     The
chair was occupied by Mr. A. V. Mc-
rhcrson.   and  a   short   but  excellent j
programme was rendered, after which |
refreshments were served and a plea- j
Bant social hour was spent by all.
* . *   *
Considerable interest has been j
shown in thc working of a powerful
stump puller that is operating near
Edmonds, Some idea of the strength
of this machine may be had from thc
fact that one horse was able to break
a new inch wire cable.
* He        *
Mr. Chas. Smith and family are
now occupying their new home on
Linden Avenue.
* *    *
Burnaby Lodge Sons of England
gave a very enjoyable dance in Morton Hall.
* *   *
Building activity in Edmonds and
East Burnaby district keeps on apace.
New houses are to bc seen everywhere.
* *    *
Mr. P. B. Brown held an auction
sale of lots in Morton Hall on Saturday last. There was a fair attendance, and at times the bidding was
brisk.    Several  lots  and  one   house
changed hands.
* *    *
The  Reeveship
The question as to who will be thc
Reeve of Burnaby for 1913 is one
which is exciting a good deal of comment. Of course, it is upon record
that the present Reeve, who is widely
and justly esteemed for his good work
during the past two years, has pronounced himself in favor of Mr. D. C.
McGregor, Councillor for Ward I.
Mr. B. Y. Walker, who as Stipendiary
Magistrate and President of the Board
of Trade and promoter of some of
the most beneficial undertakings with
which Burnaby people are concerned,
occupies a position of considerable
popularity. There is a wide-spread
feeling that Mr. Walker is one of the
best-qualified persons for the chief
executive, and that the honor is due
to him for his disinterested work for
the public good. Mr. Walker, however, is acting with great caution, and
would only accept nomination in res-'
ponse to a weighty and numerous representation of the feelings of the
electorate. ,
* *    *
The Cut-off
The new cut-off on thc main line
of the B. C. E. Railway is being rushed to completion. The grading is almost completed and one track laid.
The linemen have been closely following the grading and track-laying
gangs.     A   large   gang  of  men   have
North Burnaby  Acres
"Buy acreage near a growing City," was James J.
Hill's advice when asked what he considered the best
and safest form of investment.
North Burnaby acreage is undoubtedly the best investment close to the growing City of Vancouver.
We own some of the very choicest Acreage in
North Burnaby, and will sell same in blocks of from
five-sixths of an acre to one and a half acre.
It is impossible to enumerate here the many reasons
why this property is a gilt-edge investment. We may
say, however, that our prices are not a dollar higher
than you would have to pay per acre for 40-acre
blocks, and we give you 3 years in which to pay.
Call on us for further information.
Latimer, Ney & McTavish
419 Pender Street W. Vancouver, B. C.
Highland   Park   Acreage
We have a number of SMALL ACREAGE PARCELS on and
near the new cut-off line, of the B. C. Electric Railway.
1 acre, just off Railway, $2100; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
1% acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
E.  W.  MacLEAN  LTD.
Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
Coldicutt  Block, 4th Ave. and  6th  St.
Telephone 719
If it is in East Burnaby, we can sell it for you
East  Burnaby,  B.
Field Hockey
The Burnaby Field Hockey team
went down to defeat by the British
Isles team on Saturday last, in Hastings Park, to the tune of 2���0. The
field was very wet and muddy, and
often thc game looked more like a
mud  fight than  a hockey match.
rapidly. The process of widening th''
street has already been started. Rupert
Street will bc widened to an 80-fe,. ������
thoroughfare between WestminsU"
and Government roads.
gation;  while  the  evening  service at j been put on to rush the double track
7:3(1 will bc in  charge of Rev.  II.  A.
I larkncss.
* *    *
The Ladies' Guild of St. Alban's
Church intend holding their annual
bazaar and sale of work iu thc Burnaby Public Hall on November 26.
A unique feature of this will be a
competition for the making of homemade bread, cakes and pies. After
tbe judging is over the good things
will be sold.
* *    *
Messrs. Disney & Tucker, the
popular lumbermen and builders, are
erecting a commodious workshop next
to their lumber shed. This will greatly facilitate their business, as they
then can make up considerable of
their work during wet weather.   They
Local representative of the Canadian
Home Investment Company
ing. The company is endeavoring to
have this completed by the New Year.
When completed this line will open
up a splendid track feir homesites,
the view from which is unsurpassed.
* ���   <i
Council   Turns   Down  Ward   Bylaw
On January last the people voted
favorably on a plebiscite to abolish
thc Ward system. Nothing further
was done in the matter until about
two months ago, when Councillor
Madill introduced a bylaw to put the
wishes of thc people into effect. At
this meeting he could not obtain a
seconder to his motion, and the matter went by default. Two weeks ago,
following a request from the Board
of Trade, that the wishes of the people
be put into operation, Mr. Madill
again gave notice that he would introduce a bylaw to abolish the Wards
Accordingly, last Monday night the
bylaw was presented by Mr. Madill,
and supported by Councillors Britton
and Mayne. Councillors McGregor,
McDonald and Fauvel spoke against
the measure. This caused a deadlock,
and Reeve Weart had to give the casting vote, and contrary to general expectation voted against the measure.
* *   *
Large Land Sale
Councillor D. C, McGregor recently sold ISO acres of his farm on River
Road to a syndicate of Vancouver
men. The price paid was in the
neighborhood of $300,000. This constitutes a new record for prices in
this  vicinity.
* *   *
North Burnaby Omnibus Line
A number of North Burnaby residents, disappointed at the withdrawal
of negotiations between the Municipality and the B. C. E. Railway, are
negotiating for the purchase of an
omnibus to be operated on the cooperative plan. This omnibus will
make half-hourly trips between Sperling Avenue and Boundary Avenue,
and will meet the present requirements of the residents of this district.
Following upon a report by Dr.
Murphy, medical health officer, the
Council has decided to prohibit the
establishment of a sceptic tank and
rock pit near the Municipal Hall well.
ele      *       *
The Municipal Council received a
letter from thc B. C. E. R. that work
on the extension of the Victoria Road
line and Fraser Street line would be
begun November 15. Work has already  begun.
ele       1       *
The fire, water and light committee
has decided that on and after December 1 the minimum rate for water,
where meters are installed, would be
$1.50 a month, excluding meter rental.
* *    *
While working on his new home at
Central Park last Friday. Mr. Wilfrid
Grimes fell from a scaffolding and
sustained a dislocated shoulder. He
was taken to the General Hospital in
��    ���    *
A popular concert will be Riven in
the Agricultural Hall in Central I'ark
on Wednesday night, November 27.
Mr. George Chaffey, baritone, assisted by Miss Doris Wilbers. soprano
and pianist, will provide the programme.    Mr.  Harry  Harlow will act
as accompanist.
��   ��   +
A meeting war, hold at No. 3 F'ire
Hall, comprising two delegates from
each fire hall for thc purpose of
drafting bylaws for the South Vancouver   Firemen's   Association,
* ���    ���
At a meeting of the South Vancouver Citizens' Band it was reported
that the organization was now out
of debt and it was decided that a fee
be placed Upon the different members so that it will continue to be
self-sustaining. Mr. Tom Prentice,
secretary-manager, gave valuable services  in bringing the band up to its
present position.
��    *    *
Thc subject of the address by Rev.
J. Willard Letch at the morning service in Ruth Morton Memorial Church
will be, "How Far is Christ's Life and
the Christian's Life Alike?" The
evening address will continue the
third of the series of sermons on
South Vancouver confessions. "The
Hypocrite's Confession." There will
be special music conducted by Miss
* *    ���
A suit against the Municipality of
South Vancouver for $5,000 damages
is being brought by solicitors acting
for Mr. F. Tggulden of Collingwood
West. Last spring Iggulden was
struck by part of a log from a blast.
At that time he was in the employ
of the Municipality. For several
weeks he was unconscious, and is now
unable tn work. Notice of the writ
was given at a meeting of thc Council on Wednesday afternoon. Mr.
Clarke, thc municipal solicitor, was
instructed to fight the case.
* *    *
At a meeting of the West Collingwood and District Improvement Association, Secretary Graham reported
that ninety-four per cent, of the property owners on Rupert Street had
signed to give the required seven feet
for the street widening purpose and
that  the deeds were  coming In very
Kalenberg Hall Dance
Over ninety couples were prescn1
at the dance which was held at Kaler.
berg Hall, Main Street, last week
These dances are becoming move
popular each week. The prize-winners were: Miss Dolly Phillips, Cedar
Cottage, and Mr. Fred Gray, Vancouver. The judges were, Mrs. C
W. Beattie of the Avenue Theatre
and Mr. Fred Archer, 3723 Main
Mr. Robert Black and family i f
James Street, are leaving the late.
part of this week for Los Angeles,
Cal.i for a six months' holiday.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Mathers of 289
Nineteenth Avenue West, left ot
Thursday for an extended trip throui
Eastern Canada. Mrs. Mather is a
sister of Mr. J. A. MacDonald, editor
��� if the "Toronto Globe."
* *    ���*
The young people associated with
Collingwood Methodist Church were
een Thursday night entertained by
Miss Vcntress, at her residence i it
Vanness Avenue. Music, games .". f,
refreshments played a prominent part
in the evening's programme.
* eey     *
The social tea, given at thc hi' <
f Mrs. Crawford last Thursday. n -
well attended. About fifty ladies wrrc
present, and the promoters are v. II
satisfied with their progress. 'I::
December tea will bc omitted on account of the busy month.
* *    *
A reception was given to the Rev,
H. McKay, of the South Hill Prc^i-
torian Church, by the congregati m
on Wednesday evening. Addro- a s
were made by Rev. Mr. Redman, Mr.
Donichcr and Mr. McWahtcr. The
ladies of the church served a SUpP^f
after the reception. A very pleasant
evening  was  enjoyed.
* ���    ��
The marriage took place on November 14 of Mr. R. Pettipiece to Miss
Emma Gladys McCullen of East Col-
lingwood, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Gillispie. The marriage
ceremony was performed by Rev. M.
M. Morgan, and after the wedding o\e
couple left for Revclstoke, where they
will reside.
* *    *
The marriage of Jeanie Keith Re ebb.
formerly of Forfar, Scotland, and
Wm. Pypcr of South Vancouver, took
place at the Westminster Manse, on
Saturday, November 16, in the presence of Miss Isabelle Eaddie and
Alexander Nichol, the Rev. Geo. 0.
Ireland officiating. They will reside
in South Vancouver at the corner of
Twenty-eighth Avenue and Prince
Edward  Street.
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l'hone:      FAIRMONT    1542
First-class    Cleaners,    Pressers   and
A   trial   will    convince  you.    Price?
Open   Evenings
4375 Main Street   .   South Vancouver
Public Notices
PERSONS who are wishing to vote at the
Sout i Vancouver District Elections are urged
to take notice ol the following information:
First. The registered holder of the fee and
thc REGISTERED Vendee under agreement of
.sale are both owners (as defined in the Elections
Act) of the same land or real property. They
shall both have the right to have their names
appear on the Voters' List, but the title-holder
alone ihall have the right to vote at any
election, unless he or she on or before the
.lay of Election, by writing under his or her
hand, filed in the ofiice of the undersigned,
waives or renounces his or her right to vote,
in which cate the Vendee shall be entitled to
vote, provided he or she has thc requisite
qualifications of a voter.
Householders of the age of twenty-one (21)
years, or more, and British Subjects who have
resided in the Municipality since thc first day
of January, 1912, and who are liable to pay
and have paid road tax, arc qualified voters
provided they make Statutory Declaration as
above, before an authorized person to take
��� uch declaration as defined in the Statutes on
or before the first day of December.
:: The Wage-workers' Page ::
Edited by J. W. Wilkinson, to whom any communications concern
ing this department should be a 1-Jressed,   Room  211),   Labor  Tempo
Vancouver,  B.  C.
arity ameingst the workmen ol all nations and have the capitalists oi the
weirld  to fight  their  own battles.
THE management of "The Greater
Vancouver Chinook" has placed
Iwe, columns of their paper at my eh-.
posal, and it is my ptirp'isc, each >veekM^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^p,-,----���
te, contribute items ol interests to the ' Mr. Harry Ne. lands, secretary of
wage woe-kers, both organized and un- the Typographical I ni.in in Vancou
organized. There are many wage ver, li alio a School Trustee of South
workers who are not. and never have | Vancouver. As a workman himself he
been, members of a Trade Union, and knows that nothing is too good m tin-
in mose cases they know very little way eif education for thc children of
abeiut the continual effort which il the working people of South Van.
being put forth by those organizations j couver.
to improve Ihe conditions tinder which
the workers work and live. I     Mr. Charles I". Gcttonny, director of
A preliminary word or two about the State Bureau of Statistics in Massa-
the Trade Union Movement in the chusetts, has just published a report
an vote [ Province of Uriiish Columbia will be containing the information that 200..
who has paid an annua] f�� of not less than usofu] information to the uninitiated i 000 women workers in that state re-
js.oo. who ia a Britiah Subject and has made i,.,, Trades and labor Council of ceive a maximum wage of less than
Statutory Declaration before a qualified peraon I ' "'-      ' ruuoi   ,niu    uiuui    ^ounou   "i o
for taking such declaration, on or before the   Vancouver   was   registered  under   the   $7.50 per week.     I he number of chil 1-
"-' '~ -' " "��� Benevolent  Societies  Act  on  August 'ren under the age of IS years work-
8, 1899, and is now composed of the ">g '�� ""' various industries is 52,881,
representatives of fifty Trade Unions whilst  30  per  cent,   of  the  workers
with  an   aggregate    membership    of  are   housed   in   dwellings   which   are
8,000.  The regular meeting* take place described as "unsatisfactory."
f>n  the  first and  third  Thursdays  of *    *   *
each month, with an average of about, "he United Mind Workers of Am-
eighty delegates present at each ' erica (Coal Minors) gained 153,309
meeting, when matters of special in- now members during the past year,
terest to wage workers are discussed.
besides   questions   of   general     public        The   International     Typographical
The meetings  are  open   Union  of  America  gained  .1518  new
first day of December.      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Court   of   Revision   of   Voters'   List   will   be
held  on  January   6.   1913.
C.   M
C. I
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application  wil]  be made to  the  Legislative  Assembly   of   the   Province   of   British   Columbia
at its next session for an Act authorising the   .
Lieutenant-Governor   in   Council,     by     letters   importance.
���   ur
patent under thc public sea!, to extend the
limits of the City of Vancouver by including
therein and land within the boundaries of the
Municipality of the District of South Vancouver, without requiring observance of the
provUions of Section 11 of the Municipal Incorporation Act relating to the consent of the
owners of more than one-half of the land to
be included within the boundaries of thc proposed extension, and for providing that, in
lieu thereof, the Lieutenant-Governor in
Council may extend the limits as aforesaid
upon such extension by a majority of three-
fifths of the votes cast by those persons entitled to.vote on money by-laws, and on the
other provisions of the Municipal Incorporation Act bting complied with.
Dated this  18th day of  November,   1912.
H. C. CLARKE      I ^^^^
Solicitor for thc Applicant, thc Municipality ! with .1 view to ,inyin�� Wff placed on
of the District of South Vancouver. .the   Statutes   of   Hritish   Loliunbia   in
' \he interests of the workers who with
j their hands and brains produce all the
north fraser harbor commission wealth of Rritish Columbia.
  Tn   addition   to  the  above,   there  is
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ap-1 �����v hn'nf/ organized ''The Federated
pHcat.cn will be made by the Municipalities j Rniirliiit? TraHrs of Vancouver ntul
of Richmond, South Vancouver,  llurnaby and ! District " This    will    consist    of    n
Point   Grey,   all   in   the   Province   of   Hritish;-   . r     <���   .��._   (.-J-,-   n.irr->n-/>rl
Columbia, to the Parliament of Canada. at '''deration nf p|| tlie tradjj engaged
the next session thereof, for an Act consti-|in the building industry. These mim-
tuting the waters of the North Arm of thc i 1>er nbottt twentv-two trades with a
Iraser River lying west of the westerly limits ,irin\   ��.�����**1����*��l��I
of the City of New Westminster, together
with all the branches and arms thereof to |
lines drawn across the points of land form- !
ing the mouths of the outlets of said North
Arm and branches emptying into the Gulf
of Georgia with the waters of the said Gulf
of Georgia adjacent thereto, and known as
"Sturgeon Hank, a harbor under the name of
the "North Fraser Harbor"; providing for
the future management thereof; constituting
the "North Fraser Harbor Commission," conferring power to expropriate such lands as
may he necessary tor the purposes of the
Commission; and defining the powers of the
���said  Commission.
Dated at Vancouver, British Columbia, this
second day of October, 1912.
602   Pacific   Building
Vancouver, B. C
Solicitor for Applicants.
Lewis ft SmelHc,
Ottawa  Agents.
OF     REAL     PROPERTY     IN     THE
TAKE NOTICE that tbe Commissioner
appointed to investigate Municipal matters in
the above-named Municipality will open a
Public Inquiry as to how the affairs of the
Police Department, and the administration of
justice generally have been carried on in the
above-named  Municipality.
Any Ratepayer or Owner of Real Property
who has any evidence to give relative to the
matters in question is requested to be present
at ten o'clock on Monday morning, the 14th
day of October, 1912, in tne Municipal Hall.
C. M. C.
Wood witcr-tauks. wire wound wood pipe
ami conttiaious stave pipe made in all sizes.
Municipal Construction Co. Ltd., 319 Pendet
Stteet,  Vancouver,  B. C.
Phone : Fra.er 34 - 46th Ave. and Fraeaer
to the Press and any member of aji I members during the year. Tlie total
affiliated Trade Union is admitted on wages received by llieir members dur-
presentation of his membership card   ing the same period was $5.1,378.002
The   British   Columbia     Fetlcraliein ' *    *    *
eif Labor was organized on May 2. The coal miners' strike situation e.n
1910, and is composed of the reprS- Vancouver Islaml shows little sign of
sentatives of 11,000 organized workers improvement The men at the F.x-
of British Columbia, including the coal tension Mine near Ladysmitli are now
miners of Vancouver Island and the [out including the pump-nun and en-
Crow's Nest Pass, also the rpiartz i gineers wine have refused io operate
miners of thc interior. This body any machinery for the purpose of en-
has, up to the present, met in annual i aiding non-union men iee w<erk the
session in Victoria, for the purpose mines. At Cumberland there are two
of discussing the legislative interests hundred non-union men at weirk who
of lhe wage workers of the province,  are  escorted  to and  from  the  mines
by the police. The number of men
working lhe mines in normal times is
abeiut one thousand, including a number of Chinamen and Japanese. The
miners' officials have brought a Chinese organizer and interpreter to the
island to act on behalf of the Chinese. Relief is being paid by the international headquarters of the United
Mine Workers, and Mr. Frank Far-
rington, a member of the International
Executive Beard, lias arrived on the
island to take charge of the situation.
* *    *
The Longshoremen's trouble on the
Vancouver waterfront has been settled
satisfactorily te, both sides. The men
are up against a Strong combination
of the shipping interests and the fight
had been brewing feer a long time. The
settlement includes recognition of the
union and forty cents per hour with
a ten-hour day.
* ef        *
The Civic and Municipal Employees
Union of Vancouver and vicinity is a
part of the Trades and Labor Council
and is affiliated with the American
federation of Labor. Organized in
March 1911, its history during that
year was one of ups and downs,
chiefly downs. After six months existence it had obtained a vigorous
membership, and in conjunction with
the Trades and Labor Council started
a strong agitation for a minimum
wage of thirty-seven and a half cents
per hour, and the abolition of the con"
tract system on all public works. All
candidates feer Municipal honors in
Seeiith Vancouver and for the City
Council in Vancouver for 1912 were
interrogated as to their views on these
demands. Most of the present Municipal Council favored ihe thirty-seven
and a half cents per he.uir and replied
to the effect that they were opposed
tee the contract system ein public
After the January elections the Civic
Employees' Union decided thai as
the South Vancouver Council had al-1
ways raised the wages of ils employees before the City Council,
the Reeve and Council should be ask-j
ed to fulfil their promises. A ��� lint
delegation eif the' civic employees and
tin- Trades and Labor Council waited
upon the Municipal Council and asked
I' ei iho thirty-seven anil a ball cents
per   heiur.     Reeve   Kerr   assured   the
delegation that their request would
receive  consideration  at  tin'  proper
time. Reeve Kerr and bis council did
not live up lo the reputation made by
South Hill P.O. Box 105
Sale of Fancy China, Crockery-
ware, Furniture, Household Effects, Christmas Toys and Dolls.
Also a quantity of Bookkeeping
Books, to be sold at what they will
Corner Main and 17th Avenue
Every Night at 7:30 p.m.
2 p.m.�� q fjlf\>~\    yf A
W. M. Gibbons
total membership of 4.000
ek * *
The tliirtv-si-cond annnnl convention of th" American Federation of
Labor Whieh is now in session in
Rochester. N.Y.. is likelv to be one of
the most imoortant that has taken
nlace since Samuel Gomoers became
the president of that body. At the
convention in Atlanta. Oa.. Inst vear
resolutions were adonted pledging
tbe sunnort of the entire labor movement to tbe MeNamnra brothers who
were under indictment for the dvna-
mite outrages in Los Angeles. Prac-
''e-nllv everv man present was con-
vlneevl tb^t tliPv were innocent, yet
���''ilhin a fe"r dflvs of the closing of
the core.'ention tlie brothers mqde the
istonndeng ronfe'sseoe.s which temporarily stnnned the whole labor
���"ovement of thc American continent
Tlie MrNatrp.*ei incident will donbt-
t-.ee; hp one nf tbe (rravest questions
'"ken un at  Rochester.
* *    *
The     Vancouver     Labor    Teninle.
"ducli is the home of Trade Unionism
in Vancouver, has a frontage on Tlom-
er Street of 75 feet and 120 feet on
Dnnsmuir Street. It is a brick and
stone building of four storevs with
���rerv modern equipment, including an
"levator. Tt contains nineteen nri-
"-ete offices, seven stores, two nrlift-
in<y shops. a pool room n"d billiard
-oom. and eleven balls. One of the
'"iter will bold 500 neonle comfort-
"i-lv. The land ami bnildimr are
������nhied nt $7S1.000 nn.t the shares are
~..-���ed bv Trades n��tnm r,,l<l in-
''evidit'el members of Trneb-s T'nions
* ee"din<r room is provided free for
"11  members.
* *    *
The British Columbia Federation of
Labor will be.ld its lliird annual convention at Victoria commencing January 13, 1913.
*    *    *
News comes from  the convention
of tin' American Federation of Labor
at   Rochester   that   the   Socialists   are eeaaejieaaaaaiiiiiijaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiaaaaaaa	
making great efforts to dislodge Sam  Pa,t 1C��Mn21'   "f   S"""\   Y*?.
Gompers and other members of the | |wrr��i,n.* the wagesof their labor;
executive.    Duncan McDonald of the
United  Mine Workers  of America is . ���,.       , ,,             .    .,  , ..   .  .,   .
their nominee for president, while an   C,t>', of Vancouver deeded   hat  th.-.r
effort is being made to persuade Pre-   employees   should   be   raised   from   a I
������*���      -    ���       - r     -        --���     'minimum wage of 35 cents per hour;
to 37 1-2 cents per hour.    A special j
meeting of the  Municipal  Council  of
South Vancouver was hastily summon- j
ed, and on  the 7th  of March it was
decided  b>   that  tody  to  raise  their
laborers to 37  1-2 cents per hO"i\
The Civic Employees' Unioi has
now a membership of six hundred in
good standing and is making new
members rapidly, as indeed it should
do, considering the good work it has
done on behalf of the unskilled workers. Negotiations are now on foot to
amalgamate with the Builders' Laborers and if the project geies through
the combined organizations will be
known as "The Hodcarriers and Common Laborers Union.'' For all information apply to the business agent,
Mr. E. Trainor, Room 220 Labor
Temple, Vancouver, between the hours
of 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.
He      *      *
The Socialist meeting at the Empress Theatre on Sunday evening,
November 24, will be addressed by
J. W. Wilkinson, secretary of the
Vancouver Traded and Labor Council.
���   *   ��
For a real "closed shop" union it
would be hard to beat the British
Medical Association. Under the new
Insurance Act a doctor was allowed
$1.87 for each patient he attended.
The association demanded $2.00 for
each patient and threatened to go on
strike unless Lloyd George came
through   with   the  extra  money  they
before  the  City  of  Vancouver.     On i
March 6 the Board of Works of Ihej
Has Ever Been Conducted on the Pacific Coast
The steel-blue white First.Rivers Diamonds are the only kind that enters the vaults eef this establishment
Every  diamond   we  guarantee   to  be  a  perfect   gem,  absolutely  flawless���and���these  are  going  with
el 1    -t....-!.�����   ...U:-U     il-    1_         J . .   :..   .1...   ���.,.,.,        V������   --,.,.,���.   mttm^A   �����   ner.rlnnb
the general slaughter which prevails in every  department
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ the store. You cannot afford to overlook
these prices. They are absolutely the very lowest ever offered "ii this ceeast. My lease cxpir.-s December 31,  1912.    Th:s stock has to be unloaded at any price���Come in and make your own price.
McMILLAN, the Diamond Specialist
541    .���-.tings St. West, next to David Spencer, Ltd.
"Dolarway Paving Makes
More Paving Possible"
City Officials Who Have Tested Dolarway
Pavement Recommend It to
South Vancouver
Norfolk Likes It
Norfolk,  Ya.. October   18.  1912.
Mr. Kerr, Reeve,
South Vancouver, B. C.
I have laid during past year nearly hundred thousand yards Dolarway and I
cannot too strongly recommend it for durability, cheapness and wearing
qualities; all engineers and officials in this locality unreservedly endorse it as the
best pavement that can be laid for th^ money, and you will make no mistake in
specifying Dolarway for your work.
(Signed)    F. J. McGUIRE.
Frankfort, Ind., Commends Dolarway
Frankfort. Ind., October 19, 1912.
Kerr, Reeve,
Seeuth Vancouver, B. C.
Dolarway pavement constructed in this city has been very highly commended
by city officials and taxpayers.   Refer by permission to Mayor Edmunds, City
Engineer Notkman, Superintendent of Streets Fudge.
(Signed i    \V. R. HINES.
Gives Perfect Satisfaction
Sedro-Woolley, Wash., September 20. 1912.  ���
). S. Clarke, Mayor,
Moscow, Idaho.
Dolarway is giving perfect satisfaction.   1 believe it te- l.e the best that can be
used "ti streets.
I Signed)    \Y. J, TH< (MPS! >X, Mayor.
South Vancouver Builders' Supply
sident J. P. White, of the Mine
Workers, to stand for executive office against John Mitchell. The policy
of the Gompers' administration has
heen to do nothing as intelligently as
possihle. The rank and file are getting tired of that and thc growing
Socialist spirit among the organized
workers of the States is slowly hut
surely displacing official*! whose ideas
of working class organization are unsuitable to the conditions which the
workers have to contend with in face
of capital organized in gigantic corporations.
*   *   *
The Union Painters of Vancouver
held a smoking concert in the Labor
Temple on Thursday evening, November 14. A first class vocal and instrumental programme was provided
in addition to refreshments and the
usual delights of such occasions.
��   *   *
The Trades and Labor Council of
Vancouver at an adjourned meeting
held November 14. condemned the
Roy Scout movement as being conducive to the development of the militarist spirit in the minds of working
children. The feeling was expressed
that the workers of all countries have
to face the same struggling for a
living, and that as workmen they have
no ouarrel with each-other. Also that
it was the duty of all intelligent members of the working class to teach
their children not to hate members of
their own class, but to combine with _^���^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
them  to promote international  solid-'demanded.    He blustered for quite a
time and even talked about establish-1
ing  a   Government   medical   service.
But,  owing to  the  fact that all  the
doctors are in the Doctors' Union and j
also   owing  to   the   fact   that  a   man i
cannot work at the doctor trade unless he is a member of the Doctors'
Union,  Lloyd  George  had  to  submit
to  the  demands oi  the  doctors  and
now they will get the $2.00.
* *    *
The Federal Department of Labor
reports 104 men killed and 324 injured in the various industries of the
Dominion during thc month of October. During September 89 men were
killed and 419 injured. During October 28 railway employees were killed
and 18 men of the building trades.
* *    *
The famous Brooklands Agreement
by which the last big cotton strike
was settled has not brought the satisfaction to the operatives that some
people prophesized it would, and possibilities of another crisis in thc cotton
industry in Lancashire arc looming
up. The Council of the Card Room
Amalgamation is taking a vote of its
membership on the question of whether or not the agreement shall be
continued, and the matter is to be
taken up with the Lancashire Spinners' Federation, which is the employers' union.
��   ��   *
At the recent meeting of the South
Wales Miners' Federation it was stated that since the recent coal strike in
Great Britain the membership of the
Federation had fallen  off by no less
than 60,000. It is now admitted that
as far as its immediate object was
concerned, the strike was a ghastly
failure and that the Minimum Wage
Boards are a farce. The result of this
is that the federation is doubtful if it
will be able to finance the political
campaigns of its members in the
House of Commons at the next election which, from the appearance of
tilings in the Old Country, may come
at any moment. Those who are on
the spot say that such a difficulty
would suit a large element amongst
the miners who blame Parliament and
politics for the failure of the strike
and who are conducting an active
campaign amongst the miners in favor
of syndicalism.
* *   *
The strike of the I. VV. VV. men on
the Grand Trunk Pacific grade at
Prince Rupert shows no sign of settlement. .The men are still out and
according to the strike bulletin which
they issue every week they are just
as firm as ever.
* *   *
At an inquiry made recently in
Birmingham, England, on behalf of
the Insurance Act Commissioners the
fact was brought out that women were
earning $1.00 per week of 54 hours
by sewing hooks and eyes on cards
and that only the most industrious
could make that amount. One of the
partners of a well-known firm said
that the majority of the women were
married and took the work to eke out
the earnings of their husbands.   Out
of 270 of these women, lie said,
twenty per cent, earned under 25
cents per week. Thirty-five per cent,
earned less than 50 cents per week.
Twenty-one per cent, earned less than
"5 cents per week. The highest price
his linn paid for carding the hooks and
eyes was 20 cents pet gross, and thc
lowest price was 10 cents per gross.
"Merry England" indeed!
��     *     e��
A referendum vote of the membership of the principal unions in the
building trade in Great Britain has
just been taken with a view to all
amalgamating into one big Building
Trade Industrial Union. Following
are the names of the unions and their
membership: Operative Bricklayers'
Society 23,000, National Association
of Builders' Laborers 2,300, Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and
Joiners 56,000; Operative Stone Masons' Society 7,000, Manchester Unity
of Operative Bricklayers 1,655, Plumbers' Association 10,907, United
Builders' Laborers 1,900, Street Masons, Paviors, and Stone Workers
���900, Operative Plasterers 6,500. The
total votes of these unions amounted
to 54,697. Of thjse 31,541 voted in
favor of amalgamation and 12,156
��   ��   *
Secretary Morrison of the American
Federation of Labor reports a balance in hand in the treasurv on September 30. 1912, of $119,473.93, and an
increase in membership of 8,310 over
last year. ._'.,�����        . SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1912
Authorized Capital      $2,000,000
Subscribed Capital      1,169,900
Paid-up   Capital           840,000
Special attention given to savings accounts.
Interest paid at the highest current rates.
Your account very cordially solicited.
L. W. Skaltotd. Granal Manaifr W. E. Jaidiac. A..I   Ceoetal Maaa����
OKDAR COTTAGE BRANCH. W. H.  Ronald, Manager.
Eburne Saw Mills  Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Door*, Turnings
and House Finishings
The cold weather is coming and you Will
require some
Stoves and  Heater
to keep your home warm.   We have heaters
$2.00 Up
They are of the best quality, and we will put
them up for you.
Don't forget our line of RANGES.   We
have a few Pioneers left.
Eraser and Ferris Roads T. Fox, Prop.
Phone : Fraser 87
No  answer.
Still  no answer.
"V.iu, John, git up!"
Johnny Simmons writhed beneath
the bed-clothes and evidenced returning consciousness with weary yawns.
"John I" An explosive quality in this
utterance warned Johnny that a visit
from his father was imminent. Not
being anxious feer ihis denouement,
he slid one leg out from the cover!
and  answered   sleepily:
"All   right,   I'm   gettin'   up."
Downstairs his mother, bustling
about the kitchen, reviewed the events
eef the day before. "My land!" she
declared, in conclusion, "I jest can't
understand hoys at all."
"King Solomon couldn't neither?"
replied her husband, polishing his
face with the roUer.towel, "But I
reckon it's natural for 'em to fight;
every eme o' them seems to need
jist sei much fightin', an' thc sooner he gits it .ever with, the sooner
it's  done."
Presently        Johnny appeared,
yawned prodigiously, grunted an
inarticulate "Good momin'," gave his
face a lick and a promise instead of a
real washing, and then sat down at
the table, where he engaged himself
pleasantly with a huge bowl of mush
and  milk.
Mrs. Simmons regarded him with
the usual fond indulgence eif mothers,
and commented upon an iridescent
eye. "My land, Johnny!" she said.
Did your eye pain you any? It's all
swelled tip and black."
"Jest felt kind o' puffy," was the
answer. "It couldn't hurt me none,
bectiz I plastered it with mud."
Mrs. Simmons was so busy meditating upon the need for war that she
let this testimonial to the emollient
properties of mud pass without comment.
"Land sakes," she continued, "why
don't you quit your fightin'? What
good does it do you, anyway?"
"Don't do him no good, and don't
do but mighty little harm," intreposed
Johnny's father. "It's natural, under
the circumstances; for any time a boy
moves into a new town, he's bound to
do considerable fightin', an' he don't
get settled till they's a general understanding all round."
This philosophic remarked explain,
ed succinctly the conflict of the day
before. Undoubtedly, the kingdom of
boyhood is a tilting field, where the
latest comer must measure and establish his prowess by dint of arms; and
this was precisely what Johnny had
been doing.
"I reckon he's a-goin' to leave mc
alone," he said, referring to his antagonist of the day before. "He's found
he'd bit off more than he could chaw."
"Maybe he did an maybe he didn't,"
said Deacon Simmons, rising from the
table. "But anyhow, you come on out
an' do your e-hores."
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Thus adjuted, Johnny repaired tei
his tasK, making the bucK-saw screech
dsimally tei prove the heart-breaking
nature e,f the toil. Back of thc we.e,d-
she.l his lather, tinkering with a cultivator, heard the neiise and exploded.
"Deeg rat it! Je.hn!" he yelled, "gee gil
some baceeii rind an' grease that saw
up, an' quit your monkeyin'. It sepialls
like  a   cat   with  its  tail  caught   in  a
With    utter   promptitude) Johnny
abandoned his labors with the bucksaw, and disappeared in search of
bacon rind. When he came forth
again, after what might v ell be designated an undue interval, hu found
Whitey Wilkins, perched upem the
fence, awaiting him.
"Hey!" said Whitey. "I jest seen
Fatty Peters. Old Maje is awful
sick.    Le's go an' see him die."
"I wisht I could," responded Johnny,
yearningly, "but I reckon I can't. I
got this wood to saw."
At this moment Johnny's father,
made suspicious by the inactivity of
thc I,tick-saw and the sound of voices,
came from behind the wood-shed with
words e,f caution and adv:ce. "Don't
you sneak off no place, John," he
said. "It's goin' to take considable
elbow-grease lo saw that wood up;
an' the sooner yem git at it, the sooner you're liable to git it done."
The truth of this was so apparent
"As the sounds began to pour forth
that Johnny fell upon the wood-pile
with something approximating fervor,
and developed an amazing burst of
speed. Indeed, he sawed so furiously
as to arouse a spirit of emulation within thc breast of Whitey Wilkins, inciting him at length to ask if he
couldn't saw "a while."
"Oh, I don't know," answered
Johnny. "I reckon I'd better go ahead
an' do it.    I want to git it done."
"Can't nobody make a buck-saw zip
any faster than I kin when I'm a mind
to," avowed Whitey, somewhat indignant at the aspersion concealed in
Johnny's speech.
"You le'me try it an' jest set around
an' watch, an' you'll see some sawin',
you betcher life."
Influenced by this assurance of ability, Johnny passed the buck-saw over
to Whitey, who grasped it and descended upon the wood-pile with tremendous fury, first spitting on his
"That ain't so dog-goned fast," said
Johnny, in derogation of Whitey's
manful efforts. "You'd better let me
take it an' git it done."
This suggestion made Whitey cling
to the buck-saw with still more zeal.
"Le'me alone," he protested. "I'm
gittin' limbered up a little. Jest watch
me bust things open now."
And so, amid much debate, a speed
contest was initiated, first one boy
sawing and then the other, with the
result that the wood-box was filled in
quite unnrecedented time.
The task completed, Whitey and
Johnny withdrew, discreetly silent, lest
Deacon Simmons should dig up other
chores, and as they went, old Maje���
his general biography, his vast prowess as a coon dog���served Whitey as
a subject  for conversation.
Johnny was deeply interested. "I
wonder if he knows he's a-goin' to
die?" he inquired, finally. "I wonder
what he thinks about it, if he does?"
"Knows he can't help it none, I
reckon," asserted Whitey, "an' it
stands to reason he ain't a-feelin' well
if he is sick."
"I kiiul o' think that Fatly must be
feelin1 bad about it, too," declared
I Johnny, with a somewhat melancholy
"He ain't feelin' half as bad as Maje
ig, I belcher that," said Whitey. "An'
.as  fur as  I'm  c'neerned,  I  guess old
(Maje knows he's a-goin' to die.    You
I take any dog when he gits sick. What
[does lie (lo?    He goes  nut  an' hunts
I up some dog-grass, an' he eats it. an'
he keeps on a-eatin' it till he gits well.
J If he knows he's sick enough t.i need
seeme  dog grass,  lie's  pretty  likely  to
I kneiw  he's ge.in' lo die."
This concluaion, deveolped along the1
lines of pure deduction, was followed
by a period of silence', ai the hoys
trudged un, dwelling upon the nivslery
| of life. Above them the sun wai bright
; in the heavens. Drifting with majestic alowneis, ureal fleecy clouds
i.ilei! themselves into fantastic figures
in the sky. The fragrance of flowers,
the hum eef bees, the minor mono
tone of distant bird-Seing blended lo
make the weirld a place wdiere life was
pleasant. Hut Johnny Simmons and
Whitey Wilkins sensed no perfume
from the fleiwers. felt no sunshine,
heard no birds' songs���for old Maje
was dying.
"Geewhillikins!" ejaculated Whitey.
all of a sudden. "If there ain't Reddy
Waters and Billy Day a-enmin' down
thc road."
All memory of Maje promptly departed, and Johnny, looking up. beheld a sight that pleased his soul. Two
urchins, one small and dark, one larger and red-headed, came slowly on.
kicking up fluffy clouds of dust. And
as they drew closer, the larger one���
no other than Reddy Waters, the vanquished of the day before���held his
right arm extended at full length
above his head with the first and second fingers of his hand spread into a
V, the while he produced a shrill, ear-
splitting noise through his front teeth.
"Come on," said Whitey, forgetting
thc fidelity of dogs in general and the
fact that old Maje was preparing to
sail unknown seas. "Say, come on,
Reddy Waters wants us to go in swiirt-
min'. Say, why don't you an' him
make friends?"
"I'd jest as lief as not," replied
Johnny. "I kin lick him, an' he knows
I kin lick him; ain't nothin' to keep
us from bein' friends."
The truth of this remark became
quite apparent when Reddy Waters
and Billy Day arrived. With becoming
modesty, due to the fact that he was
the youngest member of the party,
Billy mumbled an inarticulate salutation, while Reddy, his face set off by
a scratched-up nose and an iridescent
eye, regarded his late adversary with
admiration and respect and sa'd.
"Hullo y'rself, an' see how y' like
it," responded Johnny cordially. "Say,
come ejn, le's gt, in swimming'. I�� tlie
water warm?''
Resigning at once from leadership,
ackiieiwledgmg defeat, but harboring
no malice, rteddy replied, "Warm? It s
hot enough to alnieist scald y'r skin e,ff.
."say, le s see who kin git there first."
.\e. thoughts of Maje intruded to
ilislurb���e,t .vtaje alone and hungering
for the presence e,f his friends. The
race began.    Down the road, shoulder
te, shoulder, went Johnny   Simmon*
and Keildy Waters kicking up unheard..of quantitief of dust, while in
the ruck ploughed Billy Day and
Whitey Wilkins, laboring beneath
youth's limitation* but howling and
whooping with the very joy e,f life.
Strain as he might, neither racer
C'.uld gain advantage until Reddy,
swerving suddenly, disappeared into
lhe by-path that led down I'i the
swimming-hole. Crashing through
bushes, Johnny followed, only tee find
his adversary waiting for him on tlie
bank. His face was wet and streaming, his freckles fairly seemed l.e flame
anil crackle; but triumph filled his
heart with joy,
"Je-ru-sa-lctn!" said Johnny, gasping. "I never seen no feller could run
like you."
"I kin git out and streak it sejine,
can't I ?" inquired Reddy, proudly.
"But I ain't sure yet if I kin outrun
yeiu  every time ejr  not."
This admission, intended to bring
about a definite conclusion of peace,
was effective, and students of psychology may well devote a passing
thought to the boy diphimacy displayed.
When Whitey Wilkins and Billy
Day arrived upon the scene, both
smeared with dust and panting, they
saw a truly pleasing and satisfying
sight. Middle deep in the ooze that
fringed the swimming-hole sat Johnny
Simmons and Reddy Waters, engaged
in decorating each other's bodies with
fanciful figures traced by muddy
hands. With frenzied speed the newcomers cast off the curse of clothing,
and splash! they too went belly-
whacks into the water, as naked and
unashamed as if newly born. A water-
splashing fight ensued, and mud was
"pasted"; and Reddy Waters���laboring vastly���constructed a slippery-
bottom slide down the mud-bank,
where the only toboggan needed was
a wet and naked skin.
Fatty Peters, sittlnp on the horseblock, viewed the world darkly, pondering on the instability of terrestrial
things. On a bed of sacks in one corner of the barn old Maje was dying,
his eyes grown dim and blood-shot,
his breath coming fitfully and slow.
Now and then Fatty glanced wistfully down the empty vista of the
road, until at length a horseman
swung around a distant fence corner
and cantered slowly up. Watching
him with melancholy interest, Fatty
started a trifle when he recognized
Doc Henderson, his father's friend,
perennial  candidate  for  Congress.
"Howdy, Henery?" inquired Doc
Henderson, with condescending fami.
liarity.    "Your paw  about?"
"lie's over at Warsaw, I reckon,"
answered Fatty. "Anyways he's off
some place with the team���I don't
know jest where."
"What's the matter? Been gittin'
into trouble, Henery?" Doc Henderson, astute observer, had noticed
traces of tears on Fatty's cheeks.
"Old Maje is gittin' ready to kick
the bucket, answered Fatty, in a tone
of voice that showed the misery of
his soul.
"Well,   now,   ain't   that   too   bad!"
said   Doc   Henderson,   genuinely   interested, as behooves every Congressman-to-be, when the interests ol even
his humblest constituents are involved.     "Maje  was  a  mighty  fine  coon- |
dog,   Henery,    a     ree-markable     fine !
coon-day; many a night I've been out
with him an' your lather.    He seemed
to have a son of analytical mind ior .
Ceions.    An'  now yeeu  say  he's dyin?
Maybe he ain't as bad off as you believe."
"I wisht you'd lake a look at him,",
suggested Fatty, "an' see if you think '
he  can  last awhile."
Responding  to  this  imitation,   Doc
Henderson dismounted, tethered   his
steed tei the hitching rack, and accompanied Fatty  t'e the bam, while
Mrs. Peters, peeping from the window and appreciating true CongresS-
ienia! condescension, exclaimed fervently, "My land's sakes!"
Old Maje, upon Ilis bed "f sack-.
was breathing very faintly; hut none
the less he recognized Doc lleii'lcr-
s.ui as a C'l-eiiiiiiy ..I eeious, and
feebly wagged Ilis tail. Observing this j
proeif of fidelity, Fatly became again
the prey of melancholy, and even Doc
Henderson was more than ordinarily
solemn as he stooped and inquired,
"Howdy, Maje?"
The old deeg snuffled and tried te.
wag Ilis tail once more, but seemed
toei far gone lor the effort; and then
a gurgling sounded���the sign of dissolution;���and Fatty wailed outright.
"There's the death rattle, Doc!
Can't you do nothin' for him? Please
try an' see if they ain't somethin' you
kin do!"
Vainly the old dee- endeavored to
fight off the inevitable vainly he called upon his powers to beat back
death. But when it came, it found
him undaunted and unafraid. With
the hair on his neck raised in a fringe
of defiance, he lifted himself half up,
uttered a short bark, and fell back
Uncontrolled sobs shook Fatty, and
even Doc Henderson was sincerely
Mrs. Peters, looking from the kitchen window, saw Fatty weighed
down with grief, approaching in the
convoy of Doc Henderson, and ventured out upon the porch. "Ain't
you ashamed of yourself, Henery?"
she rebuked. "A big boy like you
oughtn't to cry like that."
"Noble tears, madam! Noble tears!"
declared Doc Henderson, with his
best Congressional air. "Tears that
spring from the deepest and holiest
fountains of the human heart. Henery
is grief-stricken over thc demise of a
noble canine friend."
"My land!" ejaculated Mrs. Peters.
"So  Maje is dead!"
"Dead as the Pyramid of Cheops,
madam," declared  Doc  Henderson.
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
DOWN       TOWN        PARLORS I
Phone :   Sty.  3*0,   Day  or  Night
Toronto  Furniture
Furnish   Houses   at   Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont 1660
For Coal and Wood Pfaonk Fair. <M
Order   Office:    3418   Commercial
Street, Cedar Cottage
(Adjoining  car  terminus)
Terms Cash
Melrose Nursing Home
Special attention given to Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
825 25th Ave.  East���Phone : Fair. 987
Twenty-eighth  Ave.   and   Main  Street
Misses   Hall  and  Weatley,   Graduated   Nuraea
Terms Moderate
Phone :  Fairmont 2165
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
Ernest Shaw. D.C.
(Doctor of Chiropratic)
25C   22nd   Avenue    East,    close    to
Main Street
Hours : 1.30 till 6.    Consultation free
Chiropractic succeeds where medicine fails. For all complaints, whether
acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
the thing.
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Specialtiea :   Player    Pianos,    Repairs,    Tom
Phone :     Fairmont  : 125
"An' he knowed me, didn't he?"
sniffled Fatty, "He reached up an'
tried te. lick my hand the minute before he died." ,
Doc Henderson vouched feer this,
.in.l ihen Mrs. Peters invited him to
dinner. As she diel s.e. Mr. Peters
arrived upeeii the scene, "Howdy,
1 !"e " he inquired. "Gittin' an >im.l to
mend up some o' them fences? Politics
beginnin' 1 <> git  kind o' warm?"
"Anel Maje is dead," said Patty, But
the   news   passed   without  notice,   f"r
Doc Henderson and his father were
already in debate.
N'ot interested, Fatty ate in gloomy
silence, thinking about Maje, and wem-
elering what had happened tee Whitey
Wilkins and the other boys. The din
eif discussion failed to muse him, His
soul was harassed with a sense of
loneliness. Old Maje was dead, and
there was none to listen to the news.
Mumbling an inarticulate "excuse
me." he finally left thc room and
perched  again   upon   the   horse-bleick.
Thc sun swung low, the shadow's
lengthened, and little dust whirls,
danced to the whispers of the evening breeze. A timorous hen. preparing to retire feir thc night, gave earnest consideration to the perches afforded by an apple-tree, while the
guinea-fowl raised a very bedlam of
discordant cackling: but Fatty, undisturbed, still sat and drained the dregs
from his cup of woe.
Finally, far down the road, he saw
a homeward bound procession, kicking
up the dust and generally enjoying
With much yelling and whistling
the newcomers drew near debouched before thc horse-block, tired
but happy, and fiercely hungry. And
then Whitey Wilkins suddenly remembered that at last accounts old
Maje was in a very precarious state
of health.
"How's old Maje?" he asked.
"None of your durn business," answered Fatty, incensed at the general
attitude of the newcomers'and, climb.
ing down from the horse-block, he!
went  into the  house.
"Well, I'll be blamed!" was Johnny
Simmons's comment, as the visitors
departed. "Who in the dickens cares
if his durned old dog is dead?"
������ FOUR
Every Saturday by the Greater Vancouver Publishers Limited
Corner Thirtieth  Avmic   anel   Main  Street,   South  Vancouver,   B. C.
George 14.  Murray, Prealdcnt and Managing Director.
Herbert A. Stein,  Vice-President and Managing Editor.
John Jackson. Mechanical Superintendent.
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To all points in  Canada,  United  Kingdom,   Ncwloundland,  New
Zealand, and other British Poaacaaions :
One   Year     12.00
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Poatafe to American, European and other Foreign Countries, $1.00
per year extra.
consideration and investigation by the ratepayers, for they
are the terms upon which the City of Vancouver will agret
tei absorb South Vancouver, and if they are not sufficient,
now is the time for every ratepayer to satisfy himself on
this point. We cannot agree with the man who hoops
it up for "annexation at any price," for that is the easiest
way to evade the issue, and is no argument for annexation.
If it can be shown by a reasonable interpretation of the
terms that South Vancouver's interests are fully protected and assured for the future, much of the uncertainty which now envelops thc issue would bc dispelled.
Failing this, it would he quite within the privilege of the
ratepayers to either secure a more definite agreement or
turn the present terms down.
IM  offering  himself  for  any   Municipal  office,    a     man
TO  CORRESPONDENTS :    We will not print inonymoua letters, i *    should at first satisfy himself that he has the necessary
though inviting  communication on current events, to be publiahed j ^        U) dcvoU. |o meh g ,���,.,;,,;������ ,h0uld he bc successful
over the writer a signature. '     	
 . . | at the polls.    To hold a Municipal office is not merely re.
j cciving the plaudits of the electorate. It entails not emly
a great deal of hard work, but absorbs a considerable portion of time. As time is a very valuable consideration, naturally it should decide thc candidature of the great majority of men offering themselves for public positions
The creation of two new wards in South Vancouver will
to a certain extent relieve a Council which now consists
of a Reeve and five Councillors. But even with two additional men on the board and a curtailment of thc size
of thc five old wards to make the two new wards possible,
there will still be an abundance of work to bc done, and
thc man who seeks election unprepared to make every
sacrifice in time will bc of little service to himself or to his
fellows in office.
Time has been a barrier which has kept many a good man
out of office in South Vancouver and will continue to do so
until either there is a fitting recompense to all holders of
public office or there is a change in economic conditions.
Whether South Vancouver becomes annexed by the
City of Vancouver, or whether South Vancouver becomes
incorporated into a separate city, thc representation ot this
district will bc governed chiefly by time. Time will continue to have much to say in filling thc offices of honor
in South Vancouver.
A GOVERNMENT without a policy is a poor, broken-
backed affair. A man without a policy should bc
placed in an institution where men with strong arms and
stout clubs will look after him.
And, of course, a paper without a policy is like a ship
at sea without rudder or compass, as thc great Charles
Edward Nott would say.
Policies, with certain men in high places in South Vancouver since 1911, have been a scarce article. And now,
with another Municipal election coming on, they continue
to be few and far between.
It would seem that between election campaigns certain
men in whom thc ratepayers seem to repose confidence
would just as leave see South Vancouver go to thc dogs.
In thc matter of Municipal politics, this paper has advanced arguments in favor of incorporation. "Leading
men" in the Municipality were great incorporationists six
months ago. They have flopped backward and forward
according to the whims of their supporters since that dat.".
Such men are quivering jelly-fishes and representatives
of the numbers are to be found on the Municipal Council
Our policy is to assist the development of South Vancouver in every way, shape and form. In throwing our
columns open to the publication of incorporation propaganda, we have helped thc advancement of South Vancouver.
We have achieved our end.- For we have awakened
interest in the conduct of Municipal affairs and wc have
stirred up thc people to the seriousness of their responsibilities. Thc "Chinook" has done its part in stirring
up a healthy interest in the subject throughout the length
and breadth of the district. And the end in view justified
the means.
AS the time for thc Municipal election nears, the more
^* satisfied is the electorate becoming that it will bc
thc most important of any election held within the confines of thc Municipality of South Vancouver up to the
present date. It is only natural that in a rapidly growing
district the elections to Municipal office should become
keener with each succeeding year. The incoming of new
blood and the evolution of new ideas are thc most potent
factors in creating interest in the elections to Municipal
While the selection of the individuals who will conduct
the business of the Municipality is possibly the most pretentious task set before the ratepayers in January next,
the people will bc asked to pass an opinion on the proposed annexation by the City of Vancouver of the Municipality of South Vancouver.
While the annexation question has been before the
people for some years, the verdict which will bc passed
upon it in January next will be looked upon, more or less,
as thc last stand in favor of that movement. Should the
ratepayers decide that it would bc in the best interests
of South Vancouver that this Municipality should become
absorbed hy the City of Vancouver, the question is closed
other than securing necessary legislation at the hands of
thc Provincial Government to make it possible.
On the other hand, should thc preponderance of feeling
he against annexation, we do not believe that such a decision would be accepted as an indication that South
Vancouver should retain her present status as a Municipality. Wc believe that every ratepayer of South Vancouver is convinced that the quicker South Vancouver
is raised beyond the thralls of the Municipal Clauses Act,
which is intended for small settlements only, the better
it will be for all concerned. Should annexation be defeated, then it could only be interpreted as a Call for Incorporation. Tbe question uppermost in the minds of all
ratepayers at the present time is whether annexation or
incorporation would prove the better solution for a state
of Municipal Government which under present conditions
of growth and development has  become  intolerable.
In indicating a form of government for South Vancouver in January next the ratepayers will bc faced with
the gravest problem that has so far occupied their attention. Owing to the seriousness of thc step it is not
for one ratepayer to accept the word of his neighbor
nor the word of any other party. It is a matter which
should be threshed out as fully as possible and decided
strictly on its merits. Because one man can sec more
advantage in annexation than in incorporation, it would
be folly for his friend to accept his view without investigation. The same applies to incorporation. We do not
believe that either annexationists or incorporationists
would seek to bring people into their line of vision unless
they could convince them on solid grounds as to their
respective view points.
In view of the gravity of the situation it is our opinion
that the public should not be asked to pass upon the
annexation terms until such time as they have been fully
discussed publicly. One of the most serious objections
taken to the proposed terms is their lack of definiteness.
Vancouver makes no fixed promises as to thc price she is
willing to pay for taking over the management of thc affairs
of South Vancouver. The question of assessment over
which considerable capital has been made is vague and
misleading. Before even annexationists consented to vote
on these terms it is our opinion that they should insist
lhat a Reeve and Council which have indicated a friendship towards annexation should at least place before the
ratepayers of South Vancouver an agreement which is precise and above any misconstruction in later days, rather
than an agreement which is noteworthy principally for
the indefiniteness of its terms and for thc lack of one
binding clause on thc part of the City of Vancouver.
We believejthat a more healthy public discussion on this
question would be in the public interest. Also do we
���believe that the terms as they stand should receive more
IN view of the questions of moment which will be de-
* cided at the Municipal electiems which will be held
in January next, it is the duty of every ratepayer in South
Vancouver to make certain that his name appears on the
voters' list. It is not only thc privilege, but the duty of
every resident in South Vancouver to exercise his right of
the ballot. Only by so doing can there be an unmistakable expression of public opinion.
The ballot is the ratepayers' most powerful weapon.
Thc destiny of a nation may not be concealed within the
ballot-box in South Vancouver, but at least the future of
this Municipality rests with the men who will mark their
South Vancouver has reached a stage when every ratepayer should pass his opinion on the question of annexation. That alone should bc sufficient incentive for every
ratepayer to satisfy himself that when the time comes
for marking ballots he will have the privilege of either
assisting or retarding that movement.
The selection of Reeve, Councillors and Members of
the School Board can only bc reached with thc greatest
satisfaction by the greatest use of the ballot. South Vancouver, like other centres, has been dilatory in these
matters of public moment, for many have shown indifference on election day. A more healthy interest on
that occasion would surely be more desirable.
Those whose names are not on the voters' list should
take the quickest means to get on thc list, for having
done so there is every reason to believe they will
vote when polling day comes round. Those who are
already on the list should likewise be as keen to register
their opinion.
("Toronto Globe")
Hritish Columbia newspapers are
discussing in a complaining mood the
conditions of the truit-growmg industry, the permanent hope of the
Pacific Province. The "Westminster
News" says that hundreds of terns of
peaches have been left to rot in one
of the interior valleys. Fall apples
are marketed with difficulty, while
only the winter apples, for which there
is a world demand, can be depended
upon for a satisfactory yield. From
all Ihe rich and fertile valleys of the
interior similar complaints arc heard,
but the organization of water shipment and the establishment eef can-1
neriel at Nelson and elsewhere have
helped to solve thc marketing pro- I
blcni. The coast cities afford markets
for the products of adjacent fruit
ranches. Hut from the ranches of thc
interior, which musl find markets east
of the Rocky Mountains, there come
insistent protests of discontent.
There is a marked difference between thc public and private protests,
and also between the remedies suggested. In the Press and on the
platform it is declared that fruit from
thc Seattle markets is "slaughtered"
in the coast cities���that the people
get bargains whenever there is a glut,
and this prevents the local producers
from obtaining profitable prices. Thc
remedy of course is the taxing of the
buyer of such fruit to make him pay
more liberally for thc local product.
This demand is strengthened by the
fact that the local producer is taxed
in two or three thousand ways for thc
benefit of these fortunate consumers.
It is also declared that the keen appetite for the first fruit of the season,
which reconciles consumers to fancy
prices, is satisfied by more southern
products, so that when the local supply appears prices are at low levels.
Remedies are suggested ranging from
the absolute prohibition of thc purchase of foreign fruit to the levying of
graded taxation. There is full recognition of the importance of such
remedial measures as co-operation in
selling, wider markets, the establishment of canneries, co-operative or independent, and the building up of a
sentiment in favor of Canadian products.
The private complaint heard everywhere is the excessive railway rates.
This complaint is universal in private
conversation and often conspicuously
absent in public discussion, except in
an abstract form. It is charged that
in eagerness to get all thc traffic will
hear the railways have over-estimated
its bearing power and arc making profitable fruit production in many places
impossible. The railways are regarded and described as unrestrained toll-
gate keepers between producers and
consumers, and their levies are said
to be discouraging to both. When it
is asked why these complaints arc not
made publicly and why there is not
an organized demand for redress, the
fear of incurring disfavor is freely admitted. Xo matter how abundant the
crop, how cheap the methods of cultivation, or how high thc price, transportation cost can deprive the producer nf all profit and even leave him
without any adequate return on his
outlay and work.
There is also in all parts of the
West a fear of voicing complaints lest
they should turn settlement in some
other direction. All seem interested,
dirctlv or indirectly, in that form of
speculation which enables early pre-
efflptors to profit at the expense of
later arrivals. Perhaps .this statement
of a complaint which public men and
newspapers are reluctant to mention
will win forgiveness for having mentioned  an  unwelcome  subject.
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, South Vancouver, B.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking 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).
Fraser Street, close to Forty-ninth Avenue, 33 feet; $2,600 cash.
Cleared Lots, 33 feet, high and dry, $55(1.   $50 cash, balance easy
One Cleared Lot, close to Fraser, facing south, 33 feet; $850.   $100
cash, balance easy payments.
Page Reiad, high location,   facing south; $800.    $100 cash, balance
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 oar Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while yor 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
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
W/HILE the air is full of the virtues of the various
��� permanent pavements, we might remark that the
quicker some brand or other of this precious material is
tried upon Main Street the better it will bc for the entire
There is a certain place that was recently repudiated
by a great conference of ministers that is said to be paved
with "good intentions." South Vancouver seems to be
rapidly getting in line with this well-paved place.
"Goodoid intentions," "Asphaltic concrete intentions,"
"Creosoted wood intentions" and "Good intentulithic" arc
all fine lines of pavement, and millions of yards have
already been put down in South Vancouver and contracts
are being let for more.
These various pavements have been found to do fine
work on Westminster Road. All of them have been approved of hy the Provincial Government, Municipal
Council and  Ratepayers'  Associations.
As compared with the quality of stuff being placed on
Main Street by the South Vancouver Council, thc patent
permanent pavements mentioned are far superior and
cost much less.
Building Materials
A  Large Stock  always  on  hand
Can   make   immediate   deliveries
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
17 ACH year as the Christmas season approaches the
*-J appeal of the clerk who works early and late becomes more resonant. While the Christmas season brings
joys above any other period of the year, it also entails
great personal sacrifices on the part of the clerks. The
early shopping movement is designed to lessen these
labors and to generally improve conditions which make
the lot of the clerk anything but a happy one at this time
of the year.
The Christmas spirit has prevailed for centuries past,
and will continue to do so. There are some who may
belittle this gift-giving period, but there are very few
indeed of this number who do not recognize it in some
form or other. How much more acceptable would gifts
be at .this time if there were some assurance that such
gifts were purchased without physical trials on the part
of the clerks?
The Christmas season can be made a much happier one
by a little more consideration on the part of purchasers
of gifts. Every one can help in this early shopping movement, and every little thing helps.
Education and the Gambling Habit
("Toronto Globe".)
The habit of betting and gambling,
prevalent in Toronto in all circles
from the bridge party among the
social elect down to the crap-shooting
of the street gamin, corrodes and eats
away whatever of moral fibre the public schools, the Sunday schools, and
the churches help to build up. Here
is a public statement by one of the
foremost educationists in England,
Mr. J. L. Paton of thc Manchester
Grammar School:
"We spend ��37,000,000 of the
State's money every year on education,
besides the money which comes from
ancient endowments, and all that expenditure, besides the devoted services
of large bodies of teachers, is being
exploited by the bookmakers. If it
were not for the fact that boys and
girls are taught to read and write and
do a bit of arithmetic thc bookmakers'
trade would be gone. The tragedy of
it all is that the efforts of the State
to educate thc people, the great inventions of the telegraphs and telephones, and the well-organized postal
service have been seized upon for use
in the great gambling mania, and degraded to the lowest stages of degradation."
The same tragedy is being enacted
in Canada. The very sacrifices made
that Canadians may become an educated people are being turned into the
service of the gambling fraternity,
those pitiless parasites who feed on
the weaknesses and follies of humanity. And thc pity of it is when Governments and their officials, sworn to
enact good laws and to administer
them against vice without relenting,
not only play into the hands of the
gamblers in framing the laws, but
facilitate their escape when convicted
of breaking the laws. That is Canada's "degradation."
C. Gardiner ��� Johnson & Company
Johnson's Wharf
Phone : Sey. 9145
Phones l  Seymour 7056-7818 Officea : 606-607 Bank of Ottawa Bldg.
School estimates in South Vancouver for the year 1913
reach nearly $400,000. Surely this is evidence of the splendid growth of this Municipality. During the past year
nearly the same amount of money was spent in new
school buildings, additions, sites, etc.
With the object of producing wealth
from the hitherto despised by-products of pine and other wood used in
the manufacture of turpentine, Mr.
M. R. Shaw, B.A.Sc, a graduate of the
University of Toronto, will spend the
next twelve months in research work.
It appears that the production of turpentine at present does not give satisfactory financial returns, and Mr.
Shaw hopes as a result of his experiments to obtain from the by-products
an oil that will take the place of linseed oil in the preparation of paint,
and one that will incidentally produce
Bulbs for the Cottage   Bulbs for the Villa
Bulbs for the Mansion
Our carload of the cream of thc Dutch bulb gardens hai arrived, and we are
booking orders now,
This will be one of the finest shipments of bulbs that has ever arrived here
They have been thoroughly grown and matured in Holland, and are In evfry
way  perfect  and  unlike  early  and  immature  bulbs,  which  give &o satisfaction. ���
These bulbs, with their long season*! growth in Holland, will be found 'prefect and sure to give utmost  satisfaction.
Place your orders now and ensure lhe first choice of these bulbs.
Btllb  catalogue,  with cultural  directions,  will  be mailed  free on  application.
Note the address���
Royal  Nurseries Ltd.
Office,  330  Drake  St.,  Vancouver.
Nurseries.   Royal.  Kerrisdale P.O.,   B.C.
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
Look ahead for next year's holidays, and secure
one of our ideal Seaside Lots, close to b~ach. No
better holiday resort in the Province. Buy now and
secure them while they last.
I���'      Price $200.   Quarter cash, balance 6, 12, 18 months.
The Industrial TrustCo. ttd.
Financial Agents
405 Dunsmuir Street
Labor Temple
Phone : Seymour 3187
Brokers, etc.
Vancouver, B. C.
Clarence G. Rutter
Repairing Neatly Done
At People's Drag Store
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at the shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
502 North West Trust Building
Phone : Sey. 2584
Vancouver, B. C.
Donaldson   &   McDonald
Dealers in
All Kinds of Chicken Feed
4213 Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 1514
PHONE:   Fairmont 429
:: Oar Little Boys and Girls ::
Here is a STOVE
A  Real  Fairy Tale house
It was a great big uld rambling "j"'1,'
house, with a lovely garden in which
were hundreds eef Rower) and beautiful maple trees in all the glory of
Iheir June freshness. In the centre
of the garden was a feiuutaiu to the
lairylikc splashes eef which the birds
twittered their glad little tunes. Everything was beautiful, including the
three little children who sat in the
grass arrangii ���.' their freshly gather,
ed  flowers.
Ivy was twelve years old, and as
slim and graceful as outdoor life could
make her. Then came John, a very
manly bojr, with bright brown eyes
and curly hair, and last of all, the
baby, the tiniest little girl with' r!aK��' sn
little tendrils of colder) hair surround   ,;ih"m   "er
nel   would  come  here  on   his
���k.   "Now    children," said the
Id    woman,    "bring    your      chairs
around,     I   am   geelug  to  tell   you   a I
"Once upon ;i time there was e,n old
woman, wine bad had a very unhappy!
life and who hist a greal many of her |
eliTir   emes.     This   made   the   <>)d   wo
whole books that he had read. Them-
istocles could call by their names the
twenty   thousand   citizens of Athens.
Cyrus is reported to have known the
name  of  every  soldier   in   his  army. "���
Mortensius (after Cicero, the greatest
eiratejr in Rome), after sitting a whole   .
elay at  a  public  sale, correctly  enun- Km    ao    n     xTTlll/17
ciated   from   memory  all   the   thing
���old,  their  prices, and  the names  of
their  purchasers.    Niebuhr,  the    his-1
torian, was n<��t less distinguished for
his memory than for his acuteness. iu i
his yeeulh he was emphiyed in one of
the public offices ..f Denmark.    Tart
eif  a  book  of  accounts   having  been'
man cranky and cn.ss.    She shut her I 'destroyed, he restored it by an effort'
self  up   ill   her   beautiful   home,   and j"' memory.
Would    neet    allow  anyone  at  all   to ��    ��   ��
come and  see   her.     She   had  emly  a I
housekeeper living with her, who was j The Story of the Sextant
as  cross  and  cranky  as  herself,  and      The element of chance plays an im-,
an  old man  came every day to look | portant  role  in  invention,  and  in  n.j
after the garden.    Any time she went lease is this meere strikingly illustrated
out, she always drove in a closed car- | than in that of Thomas Godfrey, lhe.
nearly   everybody   forgot   American  who  improved    upon    the'
and    she was left  alone. | duadrant, or, rather, devised the sex-
face  filled  with  baby  mischief' r,,en ".'"' <lrly' ncr faitl,f"l old servant   tant, the basic noli.en for which he got
nig a
and delight in being alive.
Beside Ivy lay a book which was
dear te, the hearts of both her and
John, and perhaps the baby. Though
ihe was toe, young tee understand
when Ivy read aloud. i she
sit and listen as quiet as ��� tneeuse and
���tare up at Ivy with her great brown
eyes filled wilh wonder. It is almost unnecessary to say that this
beeeik was Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Where is the child who has not spent
many a rainy day in reading this
magic book?
When Ivy had finished tying her
flowers together, she sat with her
head resting on her hand gazing
thoughtfully away across the beautiful garden. "John," she said, "do you
believe in fairy tales, dee you think
these things ever really happened?"
"X'ei, of course, not," said practical
John, "don't be a silly." : "Well, I do,"
said Ivy, "and I hop* that some day
I will he the beautiful princess in a
fairy tale. Wouldn't it be nice John
'if 1 was" to turn out a really, really
princess, with a beautiful crown dn,
anel you a prince, with a hat with a
big 'feather, like princes in the pictures in fairy ' tale books?" "Yes."
answered John, "that would be father
fell   off  a  stepladder  and  broke   her I by   noting  the  reflection
inkle.    All   at  once  the  old   woman   from a pail of water.
.f  the
Godfrey was a glazier by trade, but
I he had a taste for mathematics and
was a man of seeme culture.
John Hadley had also invented a
sextant, apparently a devehepment eif a
suggestion of Newton's, founel among
his papers at his death.    Godfrey an-
. realized her mistake in living alone
and having no friends to turn to in
I time of trouble. She put on i.er bon-
| net and ran for the doctor, but being old and not used to running, she
grew weak and faint, and when she
J found    she    could   go    no    further.  ,,
rang the nearest doorbell, and," added   tjcipated   Hadley by  abemt  one year,   'Mcbricle lias a personal interest in
the old woman, "here she is." but for a long time his claims were j the homes of South Vancouver.
"Oh!"  exclaimed  Ivy  and  John  in   not  recognized, Hadley receiving the
a breath, "are you Mrs. Gordon, who entire credit
Ihas lived in the big house for so long Tlu- glazier thus received his in-; If he sells you a stove or a tack
land who mother often tells us about?" jspiratieen for the instrument that \v;is hammer he'll {rive vou value for
i saiel Ivy,    "Yes, my dear, I am," re-  i,,  prove  of  such  value   te.  mariners. fc>        . '
[piled  the  old  woman.  "And  now   I One elay, while replacing a pane uf] your money,
am ge.ing to tell you a secret.    I am'glass  in  a  window    of a   house    in I
!very rich and as  I  have been  lying I Philadelphia opposite a pump, he saw
: here,  I  have decided to change my ;l gjr), after" filling her J>aiL put it upon
iway of living.     You    children  shall  the  sidewalk.    Thc observant glazier
'come    and    pay  me long visits, and  saw the sun reflected from the window
i when I die my money shall be divided   on   which   be   had  been   at   weirk   into
���between the three of you.  I am doing the bucket of \oter.   His mind quick-
; tHis because you, by your  kindness ly .perceived the significance of    the   happy than any other merchant in
to   an   old   woman   who  might   have  situation, and he was thus led to the '
design of an instrument "for.drawing
the sun deewn to the Horizon;" a device incomparably superior to any that
Had hitherto been used for the ascer- \
tainment  of angular measurements.
been a thief or a beggar, have re-
steered my faith in God and the.world."
Just then thc children's mother and
the docteir came in together. The
lady went straight to the couch and
said. "Oh.  Mrs.  Gordon.   I   met  the
This "Regal" Stove will warm your
heart,   it's a dandy little heater.
McBride   hai. mac)e^ more   homes
South Vancouver.
would have on a beautiful golden
dress. Oh! And wouldn't it be funny
if when father came home, his slippers would suddenly ho on his feet
and  all  his  papers  right  in  front, of
him,   and   he   would   bc   sitting  in   a i"-        , ���    i,  ,
i ��� ,   , ,,      ,   . ,       *        , , ' c;nd about us comg to stay witli ner
big comfortable chair, and we would |      ,    , "... ,.,. i���"
cat ice cream and candy all day long.
When, thc case is an isolated one the
earth-eater may be a maniac; another
name must be given when earth-eating is th habit of an entire ���population.
The .Laos of Siam eat earth. They
no  excuse  lor  the Jiabit.   , Tl.
G. E. McBride & Co.
Sixteenth  and Main  Street
Forty-ninth and Fraser Street
Phone : Fairmont 899
and the doctor wanted to fix her up.
The three children went out into the : jf   ^ '
K''""'1���'   -       ..      .     .   ikAhltliuH^ddict u^jfjiiiii Tr^fjk ���
'Now, John," said Ivy, triumphantly, "did you hear what Mrs.  Gordon
nd about her leaving us her money?
Isn't it like a fairy tale? She is the
good fairy in disguise." "Yes," said
John. "I guess fairy tales happen in
real life too." The children talked
abemt their good fortune until bed
time, and when they did at last go to
sleep, thev had happy dreams about
a little Old woman in disguise and
princes and queens.
The old woman kept her promise,
and when after spending a few happy
vears with the three children constantly around her, she died, her fortune' was divided between thc three
ehidren. And to this day they be-
lie-ve In fairy tales, and often speak
of their good fairy in disguise.
The word candy, aroused thc baby
She put her little fat finger in her
mouth and her big eyes grew bigger.   "Me wants candy t " she said.
Ivy gave her an affectionate little
hug. "We haven't got any candy,
elarling. Wc were just talking about
it. We'll ask father tei bring us home
A few days later, the children were
all in the home. It was raining as
John said. "Cats and dogs." Thc
baby had a cold and the other two
children were tired of playing all the
games thai usually amused them. Just
when things wcre at the worst, and
lhe children were. I am afraid, getting
decidedly cross, a faint ring came at
the  doorbell.
John hung his head e.ut of thc window to see who was down at the front
door. "Oh," he said, "it is a funny
little old woman, with the funniest
bonnet on you ever saw. Whatever
can she want, and mother out visiting, too?" Ivy rushed to the window
and then ran hurriedly downstairs.
She opened the door cautiously, then ,
widely, for fear was a thing unknown j, ,int the throat refuses the bene-'markets. Every inhabitant of Laos
to Iw. The old woman tried to say fjcja| ,���|1 tablet, OI capsule and vet consumes several handful? of earth
something, but sank exhausted on the st9jzea upon B cherry pit, which is of daily, and the women, old and young
Why It Is Hard to Swallow a Pill
It is a matter of observation that
the putting of a pill into the mouth of
an inexperienced person is likely to result in a startling performance, also
il has been observed that when
cherries are eaten some care must be
taken that one of the pits does not
escape down the oesophagus. Why is
ii  that the throat refuses
other excitement; it causes no craving
of airy sortiit has no nutritive value.
The man who eats it knows by hard
experience that it- causes intense pain |
and  prolonged  sickness  and    that it
leads to death. - 1
The "geophagii," or earth-eaters of I
Laos, eat earth as the Chinese smoke .
opium,   because   they   have   a   passion j
for  it.    Possibly  the  people  of  Laos 1
first ate earth during one of their terrible periods of famine, as the famishing natives of the Far East eat it when ,
they find no rice; but however it be~|
gan, the habit is strong at the. pre-'
sent time, and it is thc habit of both '
rich  and  poor.    In  that  country  the
preferred earth is a clay found near
rivers, which has the strong odor of
the river fish.    It is dried in the sun, j
grated and powdered, and wet to feerm
a  paste.    The paste  is  covered  with !
dry  herbs  and  twigs,   the  whole  arrangement is sunk in the ground, and '
the wood is fired.    Thus the earth is I
"smothered,"    like    the     smothered ,
chicken served by.the Southern cook. I
When  the  operation  is  skilfully per-1
formed  a  light-brown  mass  resembling grated chocolate is obtained. This
is  then  broken  into bits  the  size  of ���
an   English    walnut  and   sold  in   the
loorstep. In dismav, Ivy rushed tee
her side and called John, wine by this
time, was halfway down the inner
Thc little old woman was very tiny
and wrinkled, with a big hooked neese
(which maele her look like s.eme queer
bird,    "firing senile water. John." called   Ivy.    Then   she  knell   by   the   old
we em.ui and unloosened her bonnet
strings. Jeihn brought the water, and
Ivy (lipped her hankcrchicf in it and
Sponged   the   tired   e.ld   woman'-   face
very tenderly, who suddenly opened
her eyes and then closed them wearily. "What shall we do with her."
Said Ivy, looking anxiously around. "I
don't kniew," said John. "I guess she'
i? sonic poor old lady." said Ivy. Pot
the old woman's appearance was elc-
cidedly shabby, but perhaps thai was
because 'if the rain and mud which
had seeaked into her clothes.
"1 tell you," cried John excitedly. ���
"Let us carry her up to our playroom '
and put her on the sofa. There is a
geiod fire and she will get dry and
warm." "All right, do you think we
can carry her?" "Of course," said the
boy sturdily, "you take her head and
I will take her feet." Gently the
children toeik up the old woman, and
-ClZe'S  upon   a
no use to the human organism.-
A similar condition is that of a
musician playing well when alone and
fullering in the presence of listeners,
11 has been advanced that fear incon.
venlcnces the nervous system, causing
the musician i. ��� fumble and the pill-
swallower to procrastinate,
eat it in great quantities. The habit
ruins the digestion. But Ihe force of
the passion is so great that thc dirt.
eater pursues his habit to destruction
and begs for his clay even In the
agonies of death. In some parts of
the Cemgo dirt-eaters buy their preferred dainty as the American    buy?
If a per?
,n walking downstairs takes carrots and cabbages.  There all kinds
:of   earth
account of every Sep he likely to ���� "rtn are sold and eaten,
miss hi? footing, or, if he proceed 1(1 "J���"' buys the yellow
walk with unusual dignity before on- N"" from ground where coffee has
lookers, he may give way to an awk- gr-vn and likes best earth of the color
wardness that is not characteristic of "f ?*��*�� '"''"��������� ""<' a.certain way
I' j earth.     Both   these   varieties   have
In the habitual performance of any
act the muscles acquire an automatic
Save your clothes. Call
and get a carpenter's
apron free. Pockets for
nails,   rule,  and   pencil.
*   *
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone :   Fair.  1659
(Please mention this Ad.)
proficiency. When the same' act is
done with conscious effort a lack of
experience in such conscious method
interferes with the self-trained functions of the muscles. The musician
who deliberately imposes his mind
upon his playing, after letting his fingers become habituated to the keyboard, disarranges the performance.
The man who runs from danger utterly relieves his legs of mental supervision; his one thought is to be
away. Mental supervision of every
stride would delay him. When a pill
is taken into the mouth the voluntary
pleasing odor, The yellow earth is
sold in little balls and amateurs eat
it raw; the gray earth is broiled.
carried her very slowly up the stairs. I cffort to put the swallowing
She was certainly not heavy. They,jntn operation hinders the spontane-
seion had her on the sofa in front of |OHS actj0n of the throat which would
on in wonder. "Who's that?" she said, e sci;,e ���pnn a cherry pit. If a man
loudly. "Hush. baby, we will tell you|wcre accustomed tei take ceignizancc
after," said John.    Ivy gently remov- !nf evcry morsel of food swallowed he
ed the old woman's bonnet anil cape
and chafed her told hands. Almost
immediately she stirred and then sat
right un and stared at the three children. "Where am I?" she exclaimed
hastily. The children looked at one
another and then at the old woman.
Then Ivy spoke gently. "You rang
our bell and we found you on the
steps. You had fainted. "Oh yes. I
remember," said the old woman. "I
was running for help." She looked at
John. "Little boy," she criedx "run tei
the doctor's and tell him t.i go right
away to the big house on thc hill, and
then come here. The housekeeper
broke her ankle and I was running
for help."
John snatched up liis cap and ran
out of the house at breakneck speed.
The    old    woman  lay back  relieved.
would have no difficulty with a pill,
even when taking one for the first
Power  of  Memory
Dr. Johnson, it is said, never forgot anything that he had seen, heard.
or read. Burke. Clarendon. Gibbon,
Locke, Tillotson, were all distinguished for strength of memory. When
alluding to this subject. Sir William
Hamilton observes, for intellectual
power of the highest order none were
distinguished above Grotius and Pascal; and Grotius and Pascal forgot
nothing they had ever read or
thought. Leibnitr and Euler were not
less celebrated for their intelligence
than    for    their    memory  and  both
In the United States the characteristic salutation is "Hello!"
The Arabs say on meeting. "A fine
nu'ruing to you!"
The Turk says, with gravity, "God
grant you  His  blessings!"
The Persian greeting is familiar
to all by reason of its qtiaintness:
"May your shadow never grow less!"
The Egyptian is a practical man.
He has to earn his taxes by toil under
a burning sun. Accordingly he asks,
"How do you perspire?"
Thc Chinese loves his dinner.
Hence he asks. "How are you digesting
for the collection of garbage can now be pur-
chaaed from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue,  as  provided  by  the  bylaw.
Box  1224,  South Vancouver.
To whom it May Concern :
TAKE NOTICE, that licences are now due
by  all  hawkera,   peddlers,  express  and   Iray-
Thc  Greeks, who arc keen  men  ofimen- doing business in South Vancouver.
business, ask one another, "How are!, An/ i,awkeri l*""1"- ��f���" ��nd d���y�����n
J""-"     'lv/      "'^ | found   doing   business   ol   this   nature   within
you getting Oil? \ ,i,e Municipality without a South Vancouver
The   national   salutation   of   Naples   Licence will be prosecuted as provided by the
' Trades Licence Bylaw.
Chief of Police.
Dated July 31,  1912.
and looked at Iw. "Mv dear." she I could, repeat the whole of the
said. "T suppose vou are John Paton's i".Enied." Donellus know the "Corpus
children.    I used to know your fath-(Juris" by heart, and yet he was one
and  mother."    She  lay  hack   and
closcel her eyej.
Soon  Tohn  returned, and  said that
of the profoundest and most original
speculators in jurisprudence.
Ren Johnson tells us that he could
the doctor was on his way to the big  repeat  all  he   had  ever  written,  and
was formerly, "Grow in grace!" At
present, in most parts of Italy, a
phrase equivalent to "How arc you?"
is used.
The Spaniards say, "How are you
passing it?"
The French, "How do you carry
Thc Germans, "How goes it?"
The Dutch, "How do you travel?"
The Swedes. "How can you?"
meaning, "Are you in .good vigor?"
The Russians, "Be well!"
The English-speaking nations, in
addition to the telephonic "Hello!"
say, "How are your "Wild "How do
you do?"
Caucasians ta"ke cffi'the hat, shake
hands, embrace, bow and kiss, as in
other parts of the world people rub
noses, touch foreheads and take off
their shoes.
The how as a mark of respect is a
custom used by nearly all nations.
The Government A.iditeng Commiaaioner ol
the above-named Municipality will have hit
office open from 10 to 11 in the forenoon of
each day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry ia being held) for the purpose of
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner may be present and may make any
objection to such accounts as an before the.
C. M. C. SIX
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extendmg over four years
and seven months, WITHOUT INTEREST. We pay
taxes and water rates.
Delivery at the end of five
years: A Bearing Orchard.
Payments, $100 cash, balance $120 per annum, equalling $650 per acre, all told.
Write us for any further
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"I Mi, thank you," said a lady to a
laborer who gave ho his scat in a
crowded car: "thank you very much."
"That's all right, Muni," was the
cheerful rejoinder. As the lady seated
liciSfli he addeel: "Senile men niver gel
up unless a woman's young an' pretty,
hut you see, Mum, it makes no difference to me."
* *    *
"John Milton received twenty-five
ihellais feer 'Paradise Lost,'" said the
scornful author.
"Well," replied the practical publisher, "he was lucky in getting thc
work eiut when the market for that
sort of thing was comparatively food."
��    ��    *
A leading citizen in a small town
was suddenly stricken with appendicitis and an operation became necessary. The editor of the local paper
heard of it and printed this note about
"Our esteemed fellow-citizen, James
L. Hrown, will go to the hospital tomorrow to he eiperated upon for thc
removal of his appendix hy Dr. Jones.
He will leave a wife and two children."
* *    *
"Oh Clara, we had a dreadful scare
this morning.; a burglar scare!" said
Mrs. Fink. "There was a frightful
noise about two o'clock, and I got up.
I turned on the light and looked down,
to sec a man's legs sticking out from
under the bed."
"Mercy, how dreadful! The burglar's?"
"Xo, my dear, my husband's. He
had heard the noise, too."
* *    *
A woman teacher was explaining
gender to a grade of young children
'as' visitors entered. They begged her
to continue, as they would be delight,
ed to hear thc children's replies.
"Children," she asked, ��� "what is
'girl,' 'woman,' 'man.'?"
One little hand was so eager, she
appealed to the owner proudly.
"Well, Artie?" .,...*.
Artie rose to the occasion, in
"Girls is females, woman's �� male,
and man's a human bean."  ������    ���
When he had carefully examined the
shoes .the physician had brought in for
repairs the German cobbler handed
them back, saying: "Dem shoes ain't
worth mending. /Doctor." /���
"Very well, Hans," said the Doctor;
"then of course I won't have anything
done to them."
"Veil, but 1 shargc you feefty cents
already yet." ���  ���.
"Why, what for?"
"Vy, ven I came to see you de udder
dav you sharged me t'ree dollars, for
telling me dot dere ain't noddings der
matter mit me."
* *    *
Farmer Jones and Farmer Brown,
being neighbors at home, explored
New York together. They had wearied
of sign reading, yet finally encounter
ed one placard that spurred their blase
".See, here, bill!" said Jones. "Thar's
something wuth lookin' at!" He
pointed and read, "The Merriest Cab-
hyral in Town. Visit Our Beefsteak
"Wall," remarked Brown, "that may
he all right, 's fur as th' cabbyrat goes,
but I'm dum'd 'f I'd ever eat beefsteak in a garret."
"Same here," responded Jones. "Th'
kitchen's good enough fer mc."
��   ���   ��
A gentleman whose travel-talks are
known throughout the world tells the
following on himself:
"1 was booked for a lecture one
night at a little place in Scotland four
miles from a railway station.
"The 'chairman' oi the occasion, after introducing me as 'the mon wha's
coom here tac broaden oor intellects,' j
said  that  he  felt that a wee bit of \
prayer would not be out of place.
" 'O Lord,' he continued, 'put it in- |
tae the heart of this mon tae speak the
truth, the hale truth, and nacthing but
the truth, and gie us grace tae under- j
stan' him.'
"Then, with a glance at me, the
chairman said, 'I've been a traveller
meself!' "
*   *   *
They tell in Nebraska of a clergyman who in the pulpit vvas a fearless
expounder of right and wrong, but
who, in the domestic circle
maintained, feer prudential reasons,
considerable reserve of speech and action.
On one occasion when this divine
visited a neighboring town the editor
of the only paper established therein,
which never failed to notice the presence of a stranger in town, offered the
following, so worded as to provb unfittingly keen:
"Dr. Carrol is once more among us
for a.,brief stay. He says and dots' cx-
actly'a's he thinks right, without regard to the,' opinions or beliefs of
others. ' ,  '. ,
"His wife is not with him."'
A certain ruler had a diviner whose
words he wished to prove false.' And
it came to pass on a certain day that
I the sheep which he possessed strayed
into the wilderness; and he told bis
diviner to make divination concerning
them; and he also commanded his servant, saying, "Whilst I am speaking
with the diviner, do thou emit a croak
like that of a raven on the roof," Now
when the diviner heard the croak he
said, "In very truth highway robbers
have stolen the sheep." Thereupon tbe
governor laughed and said, "Thou hast
made a mistake, for it was not a raven
which cfoaked, but my servant." The
diviner answered, "Now, therefore, if
it was thy servant who croaked and
not a raven, in very truth the shepherd is slain and the flocks are carried
off." And when they went to inquire
they found that the matter was thus.
Wood Pavements Make Cool Streets
Everybody realizes that some pavements
seem to refract more heat than others. Sheet
asphalt, for example, is notoriously hot. and
under a summer sun throws up a tropical heat
which is distressing.
The city chemist of Trenton, N. J., has made
the lirst scientific examination of this point.
Samples of thc various pavements were built,
thermometers were installed, and records
taken at hourly intervals for twenty-four
hours. The results showed that sheet asphalt
and asphalt blocks were the hottest pavements.
Sheet asphalt averaged five degrees higher
than wood block, and reached its highest temperature an hour earlier.
The advantage of this coolness of wood
block pavement to merchants in business streets
must be obvious. Pedestrians instinctively
avoid the streets which seem hot, and the effect of a hot pavement on retail trade on hot
summer days must certainly be considerable,
on the same principle that the shady side of
the street is the best for summer trade.
Wood Block Pavement has the extreme advantage of noiselessness and great durability
under heavy traffic. Competitive tests have
repeatedly shown it to be superior in durability
to granite block, which formerly was the most
durable pavement known. On streets like
Broadway, New York; Dearborn Street,
Chicago; Tremont Street, Boston; and Market Street, Philadelphia, it is now demonstrating the superiority of its resilient resistance
to the hammering of heavy traffic.
On a few days of the year, under rare storm
conditions, such as a light, dry snow or a thin
sleet, wood block pavements furnish inferior
footing to granite blocks, but the wood block
is no worse in such weather than sheet asphalt
or brick. On other days of the year, wood
block pavement attracts traffic, for drivers
find that in proportion to its smoothness it
furnishes superior footing, and permits greater
speed and heavier loads than are possible with
any other type of pavement.
Dominion Wood Blocks are Manufactured
in South Vancouver
by the
Dominion Creosoting Co. Limited
A famous Chicago lawyer once had
i singular case to settle. .A pnysician
:ame lei him iu great distress. Two
sisters, living in thi- same bpuse, had
eiahiea eel ctjual age. who sq resembled
each other that their own mother*
were unable tei distinguish them when
they were together. Now it happened lhat by the carelessness of the
nurses lhe children had become mixed,
and how the mothers to make sure
that I hey received back their own
"Hut, perhaps," saiel lhe lawyer, "the
children  weren't  changed  at  all."
"Oh, hut there's no doubt that they
were changed," said the physician.
" \re- vem sure of it?"
"Well, if that's the case, why don't
you change them back again? I don'l
sec any difficulty in Ihe case."
��    *    *
In a certain ease tried in a Missouri
where the charge was theft of a watch,
Ihe evidence was most conflicting, and,
as the jury retired, the judge observed lhat he would be glad to assist in
the adjustment of any difficulties that
might present themselves to the mind
of the jury.
All but one of the jurors had filed
out of the box. There was on thc
face eif the one who remained an expression betokening the cxtretnest perplexity.
Observing this hesitancy, his Hon-
eer said:
"Is there any question you'd like to
ask mc?"
At this the twelfth juror's face
"Yes, your Honor," was his eager
response. "I'd be awful glad if you'd
tell  me  whether  the  prisoner   really
stole the watch."
*    *   *
A tailor, who was dangerously ill,
had a remarkable dream, lie saw, fluttering in the'air, a piece of cloth of a
prodigious length, composed of all the
abl.age (scraps of cloth) he had made
of a variety pf colors. The angel of
death held tliis piece of patchwork in
eine of his hands, and with the other
,g|ave the tailor several strokes with a
piece of iron. .The taijiir, awakening
in a fright, made a vow that, if he recovered, he would cabbage no .more.
He soon recovered. As he was diffident in hltnself, he ordered onc"of his
apprentices to put him in mind of his
dream whenever he cut out a suit of
clothes. The tailor was, for some time,
obedient to the intimations given him
by his apprentice; but,' a nobleman
having sent for him to make a coat
out of a very rich stuff, his virtue
could not resfst the temptation. His
apprentice put him in mind of his
dream, hut lo no purpose, "I am tired
with your talk about the dream." says
the tailor; "there was nothing like this
in the whole piece ��f patchwork I saw
in my dream."
-    *    *    *
Congressman Ralph W. Moss, of
Indiana, did not care much for a hat
his wife wore. He finally spoke about
it. Mrs. Moss admitted tiiat it was1
plain, and, instead of taking exception
to her husband's remark, invited him
to accompany her thc next time she
bought a hat. "I can certainly pick
emt a better one than that," said Mr.
Moss. So they went to the store together. Mrs. Moss said not a word as
the comely milliner displayed one
beautiful bonnet after another. It was
thc first timc Mr. Moss had ever been
in a millinery store, but he appeared
tee he at ease and finally selected one
of the most joyful creations in the entire stock. Mrs. Moss looked well in
it.   She was pleased.
"I'll take that," said the Hoosier
congressman.    "How much is it?"
"Forty dollars," said the pretty girl,
Without even a blink.
Mr. Moss saw blue stars, but luckily
he had just come from the bank and
was able to produce that much in cash.
Now he lets Mrs. Moss buy her own
hats and he does not complain about
their being plain.
*    *    *
A party of naval officers were on a
Special car coming from a Philadelphia wedding. They wcre in the ghiry
eif full-dress uniform. At a junction
the train stopped, owing to some
minor accident, and the officers, man.
like, dismounted to look at the machinery and find out what was wrong.
Just then a factory whistle blew and
several hundred girls trooped out of
a big manufactory near the tracks.
Of  (oursc  they  spied  thc  glittering
i group of men and gathered in groups
laiie-hing  wilh   flirtatious    intentieins,
Icil'iny out bold flatteries, and the of
ficcrs were not slow in responding.
liv.t soon the train began to move
and tlie men entered the Pullman,
waving farewells. Paymaster Simpson, (file of the Apollos of thc navy,
was the last man to mount the step.
Hi' raised his bat gallantly and stoe.d
smiling, in  one of his best poses.
When the car was well on thc way,
one of the girls shouted to him, "Ah,
there. Charlie! I choose you for the
There is a well-known artist of the
Metropolitan Opera forces who, before he knew he had a voice, per-
feumeil upon the French horn. In
this relation he tells the following:
"On* day, as I was practicing upon
thc horn, I received a call from a
salesman for a phonograph house,
who endeavored to sell me a specimen of their latest and improved
machine. I didn't want the phonograph and repeatedly told the man so,
but to no avail. Finally he insisted
thai, in order that I might fully appreciate, the quality of the records
'urncd out by his house and thc superior tone of the reproduction thereof, I should give a selection on the
French horn. For some reason it
othei, I obliged him. When next he
turned up, he had my horn solo on
a nice, new record, which he immediately proceeded to play for me.
"As the sounds began to pour forth
from the instrument, the salesman
noticed a frown on my brow.
"'Is that me?' I asked, in response
to his look of inquiry.
" 'Yes, sir.'
"'Really  me, just as  I  played?'
" 'Precisely, sir, precisely. And
now,' he said, 'do yeeu want tei buy
the phonograph?'
"'No.' said I. '1 want to sell the
For Sound Investment Buy Lots in
At the corner of Boundary Road and Kiver Road. There is no
better located property in South Vancouver���at the price���on the
terms���with the wonderful view���the beautiful southern slope-*
the perfect contour���CLEARED���the possibilities and assurance
Price $550. Terms $15 cash, $15 per month, or with an increased cash payment we will make the deferred payments quarterly, half-yearly, or yearly, as desired by the purchaser.
Room 105, 25 Hastings Street East, opposite llolden Building
l'hone : Seymour 2201
Collingwood  Homesites
Every thinking man should realize that in continuing to"
pay rent he is not providing for the future of his family.
For a very small cash payment a splendid Homesite may
bc secured in our Collingwood Terrace Subdivision.
This subdivision runs from Westminster Road back to the
Central Park tram linq, Aberdeen Street being the western. .
boundary.      There being no building    restrictions,     any
purchaser may erect a modest cottage t < suit his circumstances.
The Lots are ready to be built on, are high and free from
water. Electric light and City water are available. Lots
may he purchased for $30 cash and $10 per month. Ask
for full particulars.
National  Finance   Company
Phone ; Seymour 95.60 Corner. Pender and Hamilton
Real Estate Department
xchaoge Cejahecting  all
Why Should  I  Buy
Because   Bridge   Streel   is   the
backbone of thfl City.
Because   developments   are   at
hand that will  cause prices to
Because it will eventually become the main artery /or the
conveyance of freight and Merchandise to and from.the'North
Arm harbour.
Because every lot is high and
dry, with a Southern slope.
Because title is good, being indefeasible.
Because  it  is  a   future  carline
route.        i   \ ���'   ���'; '
Because the Centre of a growing
city is always a good place to
invest in.
Because of its proximity to the
North Arm freshwater harbour,
When yon buy, buy right!
on Bridge Street?
tually outstrip in yaiu,e'all thai
whicli   lies   between   30th
Rosenberg Rf^d,
Because thc incomihg industry,
which never fails to follow the
line of shipping will cause the
vacant land to be solidly built
up with warehouses, elevators,
and wc hope factories, as facj-
tory, sites are cheap here.
Because prices and terms arc
well within YOUR reach.
Lastly, because you don't have
to go "off the map" to inspecf
.. .the. property. Simply take tht
car to the corner of Main Street
and River Road and walk wesl
eight blocks. Our man resides
there, and will be pleased to
sec you.
Bridge Street is as Good as Gold!
Phone : Coll. 18 Branch : Cor. River Rd. and Ash St.
"Coal Strike"
Stove Wood���14 inch Lengths
$3.50 per Load
Corner Bodwell Road and Ontario Street
Phone : Fraser No. 41 Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office t
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Thome  Metal  Store Front Bars,  Bevelling and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders pronptlj attended to The price is right SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1912
A Mild Smoke
By presenting this advertisement you will receive 5
per cent, discount on regular
purchases up to December
25, 1912.
House Ltd.
All chances of a hockey commission
for the approaching season vanished
into thin air with the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Hockey League last week. When the word was
passed around concerning the treatment that the Coast League had been
receiving from the Eastern magnates,
( n.IASANT IATm'nC AT THE  ^0t' HaStingS   &  Abbott
Fairmont Pool  Room      Al,��� 77 ������lta��� w-
(I'.ryant  Hlock)
20th AND MAIN  ST.
Thc  best  tables in   South  Vancouver.     Everything  new.     Personal  at- I ^^
tention by the proprietor, D. D. Den-   J^^q   GqO(1    LaOtS
Cigars, Tobacco and Candy
A io7s..V^oiirh 3bo
!'���:* i :'
Special Rates io Municipal
Hall and other South Vancouver points.
I On 58th, near Main, facing South.
Cleared. For quick sale, $25.00 cash;
balance 3 years.
D. W. Grimmett
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Phone : F. 1121R
Geo. Jones
Lama and Interffring horses will
receive special care and attention.
All kinda of hand-made shoes, running ahoea, running platea, toe
platea, etc.
All horses entrusted o me will re*
ccive every care and attention.
571 Beatty Street
Buy Inside Lots in
Canora, Sask.
Five lines of railway operate now into
this new fast-growing Prairie City.
Inside property at first cost, from
$200 per lot.   Terms.
514-515 Dominion Trust Building
E. Yamashita
Vetgetables of All Kinds
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
This has the following attributes :
fl Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
<J Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
fl Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
Q The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
fl Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
Granville Street South, After Paving
sw   1
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C.
it was unanimously decided to ignore
tin* Kastern league, and the managers
nf the different teams at the coast
were instructed to go out afler any
players they might have a mind to.
That means thai heickey salaries will,
he away up in thc air again this win- !
ter with the prospects that the war
will be ended only with the survival
eif lhe fittest.
While ihe Patrick organization would
have welcomed a commission which
wouhl have been formed mi an equitable basis, they will have the wholehearted   support   'if   the   fans   at   thei
coasl in refusing tei Ik- dictated to by j
thc boss nf the  National  Hockey As-'
sociatlon,     Before   this   war  is  over'
tOO,   the   same   Sammy   I.iclitenstcin
may     find   out   to   his   sorrow     that i
"bossing" a hockey league in the East
and at the  Coast are entirely different  matters.
The hockey commission will eventually come. Xo hockey organization
can hope to live and pay bank president salaries. When the commission
docs come, however, it will only be
after the coast league has been consulted and arrangements to their satisfaction reached. There is no desire
on the part of thc magnates at the
Ceiast to secure any more than is
coming to the organization here, but
the officers of thc coast league will
be neglectful of their duty if they
consent to any arrangement which is
not satisfactory to all parties concerned.
* *    *
Now that it has been decided that
money will talk, arrangements will
shortly be made as to the names of
the players who will complete the
roster of the Coast teams. Negotiations have been carried on with several "stars" of the Fast, but pending
a settlement of the question of a commission, nothing definite was done.
Now that the commission plan for
the coming season has been exploded,
no obstacle will be allowed to stand
in the way to make the raid complete.
The schedule for the season was
drawn n\) and it provides for eight
home games for each of the three
teams, the season opening in Vancouver on December 9 with a game
between the Westminster and Vancouver clubs. Thc season closes on
March 7 with Victoria at Westminster.
This will give the champion team
ample time in which to make a trip
East in quest of the Stanley Cup.
* *    *
The death of Louis Cyr removes a
figure prominent in thc sporting annals of Canada. For many years he
was the heavyweight lifting champion
of thc world. It is seven years since
he was active in competitions, but
during the heyday of his strength
there was no man on this continent
who could be classed with him in feats
of strength in which there was no
tinge of trickery.
Among other prizes that he won iu
open competition was the "Police Gazette" diamond belt, emblematic "i" the
world's title. Among his favorite: exhibition tricks was to raise on his
hack a platform on which twenty
men aggregating 4.500 pounds wouhl
, stand.
Cyr was a native of St. Cyprien, a
I little French-Canadian village of the
type made famous by the late Dr.
Drummond in his inimitable fe elk-hire
poems.   The strong man was not very
i tall, not five feet ten, but in breadth
[and thickness he was a veritable
giant, weighing 365 pounds. Ilis wife
on the other hand, was a wisp of a
woman, weighing little over a hundred pounds. She travelled with a
small circus he managed, and appeared wilh him em Ilu- stage, when he
wouhl hoist her on the te>p of a ladder with one hand.
* *    +
The retirement nf N'nrval Baptie
from the ice removes eme of the greatest s'caterl the world has ever known.
Baptie has been forced tn retire principally freun the lack of competition:
For years he has stood so far above
either competitors that a contest was
little slum eif a farce. In fact competition has not been possible for
that reason, and while ice-skating
heses a worthy champion, Baptie will
utilize his accomplishments and skill
in deriving a revenue from his appearances on the vaudeville stage. He
should be a big attraction there as he
is known throughout North America
as thc king of the steel blades.
* ��      e��
The colored jockey is still in clover
in Europe, the color of the skin not
carrying there the importance attached to it on this side of the Atlantic
where they wouldn't even let the black
fellow-citizen vote in last Tuesday's
elections, says a writer in the "Toronto Globe." It is recorded in the
continental turf papers that J. Wink-
field, the colored lad who left America
some years ago, having completed a
term of employment with Prince
Lubormirski, will now "accept a very
flattering offer made him by Mr.
Manticheff, the Russian petroleum
magnate, who possesses one of the
largest breeding studs and racing
stables in the Russian Empire. A
princely salary has been the temptation, with most acceptable conditions
as to riding fees, etc."
As a flat-race rider the black boy
has practically disappeared from all
important meetings, and in thc season just closed not more than two
colored boys, both of them apprentices, made infrequent appearances in
silks on the Canadian circuit. The
prejudice against them is such that
their return to favor is almost impossible. The white boy gives them no
more than the letter of the law in
actual racing, and not always that. On
a beaten horse one white rider may
give way to another of his own race,
but never to the son of Ham. Never
is the shortest way open to him if
the other rielers can blockade it, and
he lias to he on a horse that is far
and away the best in order to have an
equal chance to win. Owners know
how the white boys stick together,
and naturally do not care to handicap
their horses by putting up the rider
wini ii unpopular with his associates.
S'e, the colored boy gets little chance,
and that chance is steadily growing |
less, no matter how good he may be
iu morning gallops.
*       ��       *
The  special  commissioner  of  "The'
London  Sportantan," otherwise    Mr.
Win. Allison, M.A., has this reference
tee  a   story   that   has  been  circulated
both in  England and America:
The' canard has been industriously
circulated in certain quarters that Ins
Majesty contemulates giving up racing mill bloodstock breeding. 1 am
enabled tee state on authority which is
absolutely beyond question thai there
is no vestige of foundation for any
such report. The King is very keenly
interested in his stud and stables, and
his interest has increased rather than
diminished since he first saw his
ceihirs carried. There has never at
any eVinn- been any inclination een his
part tei abandon a spurt which he en-
joys, and it is little short of scandalous lhat ignorant busybodies sheiuld
vamp up rumors of the sort to which
I am now referring. Nothing but ai
malignant hatred of the turf can have |
inspired the invention of such a grossly untrue fabrication, and it is high
time that this should he put on record���as I mew put it���in terms which
Cannot be misunderstood.
At  least  one  must  admit  that  the
Commissioner has tried to make his
meaning plain.
*    *    *
Heresy and Amberite are this season's instances of the possibilities for
a good Canadian-bred. Neither of
these can by any stretch of language
bc called a great horse, but Heresy
earned this year $7,375, though he
started but seven times, and was first
home only in three of those. Amberite had a more active campaign,
though hy no means a hard one, since
she ran only fourteen races, of which
she won four, her earnings amounting
to $6,400. Every year the opportunities for home-breds will be multiplied, and the amounts distributed in
race confined to horses foaled in Canada will bc increased, so that the value
of Canadian thoroughbreds is bound to
mount up steadily, and a farmer could
make no better investment than the
maintenance of a good broeid marc or
two. Their progeny, from a sire of
any reputation, would return the cost
of thc mares in a couple of seasons.
��� 1  SWS   tt	
Home    Office,     Pacific    Building,
Vancouver, B. C.
The modern Loan and Investment
Company, a1 development    uf    recent
years,   has   proved  a   boon   to     great
numbers nf workingmen and others
having limited Capital, fur through
them it has been made possible tur
such persons to secure homes by buying or building after their own designs anel paying for them iu small
monthly  instalments.
Tlu- Canadian Home Investment
Company sells Investment Hume
Purchasing Contracts, under which,
by making monthly payments of six
dullars, the heilder is enabled in his
turn tei secure a loan to assist him tu
buy or build, to pay off a mortgage
hearing a high rate of interest, or to
otherwise improve and develop his
The plan of operation is very simple;
when the aggregate of the monthly
contributions is sufficient a loan is
made, each Contract Holder in the
scries being entitled to his loan in
numerical order, credit being given
each borrower for amount nf his
contributions less a small sum fur expenses as preivided for in the contract. The borrower then repays
$7.50 per month and interest on each
$1,000 borrowed, giving him ten and a
half years in which lo repay the loan,
interest being charged at only 5 per
cent, per annum. A feature eif these
mortgages is the provision under
which the whole ur any part nf the
indebtedness may be paid at thc time
eif any monthly payment without any
bonus being charged.
Many of the Western provinces and
nieirc recently throughout the Dominion have taken advantage of this plan
and arc now possessed of commodious
homes or have paid off hians bearing
a high rate of interest, replacing them
by mortgages in this company.
Thc investment feature has also attracted wide interest and the sale of
contracts to investors has been large.
This feature provides that those who
do not want to borrow may, when
their turn comes for a loan, surrender to the company their richt thereto
and receive, in addition to all their
contributions, a cash bonus which will
net them a handsome return on their
The business of the company is ably
managed and is supervised by a directorate of well-known, influential,
and experienced business men in high
standing in the community. The
company operates throughout Canada, having twenty-five branch offices, and a field force of close to two
hundred men. Their home office is
the second floor, Pacific Building,
Vancouver, where a large staff is employed.
Though the company has been established only a little over two years,
their business has assumed such large
proportions that the directorate now
have in contemplation the erection of
a substantial office building in
Vancouver. The company's officers
are: J. P. Seymour, president; Col. J.
Duff Stuart and Hon. Dr. R, ft. Mc-
Kechnie, vice-presidents; A. MoKech-
nie, general manager, and F. A.
Brodie, secretary.
The local representative of the company is Mr. W. J. Stolliday, whose ^H
dress is 34 Thirty-second Avenue East,
South Vancouver.   He would be pleased to explain this plan at any time.
Band every Evening and Saturday  Afternoon
10   a.m  2Sc
3 p.m  35c
8:15 p.m  50c
Children 15c
Special attention given public and privitc banquets.
Beautifully located, restful surroundings, unexcelled dining-room. W'e will be honored by South Vancuuver patronage.
A. G. Halstead
Hotel Headquarters, Vancouver Automobile Club
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We  carry  everything  in  the  Liquor  Line
No order too small, and none toq large  for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
Nabob Tea
Your Grocer Will Supply You; If
not, try Your   Neighbor's Grocer
Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd.      V"������,, b. c.
kl TT
MacDonald, Marpole Co.
Are now prepared to take orders for immediate delivery of coal. EIGHT
Electric Irons
Make Housework Easy
To prove this statement we will
���end any of our righting customers
* jynfejtfiron ��n
Ten Days' Free Trial
Point* in favor of the   yfojftfo'f. IRON-1 Hot at
the point   2 Cool at the ��^fPx!2*5*- handle
stand in connection with iron,
guarantee by manufacturer*.
Carrall &
3  Ha*
4 Is covered by ironclad
Th* undersigned having severed all connection with the firm of
Simmons & Senecal, at 4140 Main Street, I beg to announce to my
numerous friends and patrons that I have opened Dressmaking
Parlors at Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, where I will be
pleased to welcome old and new customers.
Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, South Vancouver.
South Vancouver
Subdivision oi District Lot 665
Opposite  the   Municipal   Hall,   fronting ��a  Fraser  Avfenue,
Wilson Road and intersecting streets
All Lots cleared and graded
Prices >���Fraser Avenue ,..., .$2,600 each and up
Wilson Road     900    "
Other Lot*      525    "
Terms :���One-fifth cash; balance. 6, 12, 18 and 24 months
Foi further particulars apply
London & British North .America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For Sale Putthised
m.*sMt      I ail  .a*i*af
A fine lot to choose from���all in
fine condition
Keeler's Nurseries
Fifteenth Avenue and Main Street
High Cost of Living
One step in the right direction is to equip
your home with a Pease "Economy" Furnace. The furnace without a rival. If your
heating plant needs overhauling, ring us up
Hodgson Plumbing & Heating Co.
1136 HOMER ST. PHONE : SEY. 2412
"You can do better at this store"
26th Avenue and Main Street
Phone Your Wants to Fairmont 784
The Secret of Beauty in Women
To determine the proportions of the
face, its length, from the roots of the
hair to the chin should be divided into
three equal parts; the first dividing
line marking where the eyebrows
meet, the second line denoting the
position of the nostrils. The perfect
face in profile, should approach a
straight line and the nose should be
so placed as to divide thc face into
two equal parts and it should be on
nearly the same line as lhe forehead.
That most eloquent and expressive
feature, the mouth, should be of medium size, for too small a mouth is
as great a violation e,f true symmetry
as an excessively large one; but it is
the form that is important. The
perfect upper lip should be like the
bow of cupid, in its curves; in fact, it
is held that the human lip supplied
the ancient artists with the model for
the said bow. It should project slightly beyeend thc leewer lip and that in
turn should be fuller and turned downward, thus accentuating the graceful
hollow between lip and chin. The
latter feature should be soft, white
and prettily rounded. The teeth should,
of course, be small, even and white.
The eyes, those windows of the soul,
are a most important feature. It goes
without saying that both the white
and the iris should be immaculately
clear, but true beauty in thc eye requires a long opening rather than a
short one, between the eyelids. The
eyes should be large rather than small,
and in woman dark blue, black or
brown eyes furnish the most beautiful examples.
It has been truly said that a wo.
man's crown of glory is her hair. This
should be fine and soft, and the most
attractive colors for Women's hair are
held to tk auburn) brown, and golden;
although some of the most beautiful
women tave rejoiced in raven tresses
The perfect neck should be smooth,
straight, and above all flexible. It
Should gradually increase in girth from
its junction with the head, downward
toward the shoulders, while the
shoulders themselves should be nar-
row, firm alld gracefully rounded.
These qualities, including whiteness
and elasticity, should extend to the
bosom, which should be well developed, but in strict proportion to the rest
of the fiejUre. The breasts must be
equal m size, but completely separated.
The hands should be soft and white,
the fingers long, round and tapering.
The foot should approach the form of
the ellipse, but, unffortunately, the
compression of the foot by tight shoes,
renders a perfect foot a rarity. Owing
to this practice, the second toe, which
should project the most, is more or
less arrested in its development and
consequently rounded without beauty.
But given all the foregoing require,
ments they will not represent perfect
beauty, unless that most important
factor is present: a soft, smooth, transparent skin. Perfect beauty is thc
expression of good organization and
perfect systemic function, therefore it
must indicate the possession of health;
for beauty, which is the sign of health,
has no kinship with disease.
The secret of beauty, therefore
largely depends upon health and the
mental attitude. A symmetrical body
can only be permanently possessed
when t'ue food is of the right character and thc digestion and the elim-
inativc process are in perfect working
eerder. If the food be improper in
kind, or irregular in quantity, the results will inevitably appear in the
form of obesity or emaciation. If the
elrinking of water he inadequate, or
the individual carelessly permits the
excretions of the bodily waste to accumulate, then just as surely will thc
evidence of this neglect manifest
themselves tn a coarse, sallow or
pimply skin; a poor condition of the
hair, or a lack of brightness and
sparkle in thc eyes.
The mental attitude is no less important, in fact, we are inclined to
assign it the first position for thc
reason that it exercises such a vast influence upon the various bodily functions. It should not be forgotten that
wrinkles, lines and haggardness arc
the result of facial muscles, caused
by tension of the facial muscles. These
tensions soem become habitual and
are destructive of beauty of expression.
Thcrcfeire the woman who desire; tee
be beautiful should constantly bear
this truth in mind, that every time she
allows herself to assume an expression of petulance, anger of worry she
is inflicting an injury upon her face,
that is beyond the power of cosmetics
to remedy. Beauty is only permanently possible when the mind is right.
It is, of course, possible for a young
woman to be passably good-looking
despite a cross inconsiderate disposition; but it is impossible for her
to retain her good looks more than a
few years; while she may become and
remain actually beautiful by cultivating calmness, hopefulness and loving
Remember that the highest possible
beauty can only indicate perfection in
every particular. A lack of beauty in
any part, member or system of the
body, indicates a lack of goodness in
lhat part, member or system, the defect being cither physical, mental, or
Royal  Christmas  Cards
Royalties of all natiems are_ now
busy making arrangements for Christmas, and most ol them have already
placed their orders for Christmas
cards. King George's Christmas
greetings this year will be accompanied by a picture by Mr. Howard
Davie depicting Cedric thc Saxon accepting the crowa���a very appropriate
choice in view of this being Coronation year. Queen Mary also believes
in being up-to-date, for the picture
on her card represents the acceptance of thc crown by William and
Queen Alexandra's card this year
will be of thc simplest design, and
will bear a picture of a woman seated
at a window with an open bible.
The Prince of Wales recalls to his
friends what happened at Cressy. His
card shows the Black Prince engaged
in battle. It will be remembered that
the Prince's motto, "Ich Dien," and
his crest were first used after that
A curious whim has prompted the
German Emperor in his choice of a
Christmas greeting card. He has
placed on it a picture of a modern
Dreadnought signalling Christmas
greetings to Nelson's ola flagship, the
Victory. Thc Czar has also chosen
a subject with an English setting, for
his card depicts Peter the Great
working as a shipwright at Deptford
in 1697. These rulers of men go to
great pains in selecting their cards,
and an in^ht into their character
is often provided hy a study of their
The  Strength  oi a Child
Medical men assert that, according
to well-conducted tests, it is shown
that the new-born babe is relatively
much stronger than a full-grown man.
The muscles of the forearm are as.
tonishingly vigorous. A few hours
after birth a baby suspended by its
finger to a stick or to the finger of a
grown person can sustain itself in the
air for about ten seconds-e-in the case
of particularly strong infants for so
long a period as thirty seconds.
When four days old an appreciable
increase in the infant's strength may
be noticed, and the time during which
it can thus sustain itself is about two
and one-half minutes for ninety-eight
per cent, of babies. The maximum is
attained in two weeks. Few infants
can "hang on" for more than one and
one-half minutes, although it is of record that one exceptionally developed
child remained suspended for two
minutes and thirty-eight seconds by
his right hand. After that he continued to hang on with his left for fifteen seconds longer.
Nothing Has Been Missed
I have seen the painted savage cut the
white man's scalp away;
I have seen great gladiators going
proudly to the fray;
1 have looked at Julius Caesar as he
led his legions past;
I have seen Napoleon's army crushed
and crumpled up at last,
I have watched intrepid Peary climbing over hills of snow���
1 have seen them on a canvas at a motion picture show.
I   have  seen  the     martyred    Lincoln
strike the shackles from the slave;
I have watched Titanic victims as they
sank beneath the wave;
I have watched Columbus kneeling at
proud Isabella's feet;
I have seen the Queen of Sheha when
her outfit was complete;
I have gazed upon Ulysses when his
hopes  were   sagging low���
I   have  seen  them  on  a   canvas  at  a
motion  picture  show.
I  have seen  the daring David  strike
the great  Goliath  down;
I have seen Queen Mary sadly putting
off her precious crown;
I  have gazed on  Cleopatra sitting in
her barge of state.
I have seen young Alexander do the
things that made him great;
I have even gazed on Adam when the
angel bade him go���
I  have seen  them  on  a canvas in a
motion picture show.
���S.  E.  Kiser,  in  the Chicago Record-Herald.
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We carry an entirely fresh stock, and guarantee all goods. All
orders will have our own personal attention, and we can assure our
customers of a prompt delivery.
Note address : ?8tli and Main Street
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumber*' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
We have the latest machinery for the manufacture of doort and
sashes.   We make them any size and any style to suit purchaser.
Our aim is to please every patron, and our work is of the best.
We are prepared to do work at the shortest notice. Let us give you
an estimate.   Our prices are right.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
For Christmas flowers in the house, plant the
following bulbs now :
Roman Hyacinths, 35c per doz.; $2.65 per 100.
Paper White Narcissus, 25c per doz.; $1.75 per
Freesias, 10c per doz.; 75c per 100.
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
Phone Sey. 988 and 5727
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Campbell Road Station
On the Eburne-Westminster Tram
(Foot of Inverness Street)
Phone Fraser 57 L P.O. Box 16
Let me figure your bills. Open Evenings.
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A \/l7NII   Tp      Main  and   Harris
** ���  M^VSJM*   Phone: Sey. 7012
Week of November 25 Matinees Wednesday and Saturday
In a Dramatization of ELINOR GI.YX'S Famous Novel
PRICES : 25c, 35c, and 5Cc
MATINEES 25c any scat
feerm,   eer  playing  a
Grand Opera.
leading   role
Thomson's Pianos
Other two carloads, higher quality, lower prices
than anywhere else. Prices from $17^ tip; cash or
Be sure you are at the right store.
Phone: Sevmour 2832. Near Davie.
How  About Those  Photographs
Promised Last Christmas?
This Week. November 25 to 30, has been
set for advertising and pushing Goods
made in British Columbia .
We all wish to watch Greater Vancouver grow,
and help her when possible by supporting our own
B, C. industries.
You are invited to call at the Store and see Groceries-from our local manufacturers.
45th and Fraser; also River Rd. and Fraser
MONEY���If you want to borrow money on your
deed, agreement of sale equity, life insurance,
automobile, boat or chattels, call up Seymour 2583
Imperial Theatre I His three numbers were    all    taken
Por  the  opening  performance  of fro.m Grand Opera.
the  Grand  Opera season  at  the  Im.      ",ls a matter of regret that more
perial   Theatre,   whieh   begins   Mon- jr,f   Vancouver's   musical   people   did
elay  evening,  November  25,  Impres-  ""'  K't  tej  hear   this    company    of
ari.i   Lambardi   has   die.sen   Puccini's .operatic stars, anyone of whom would
ever-popular   but   seldom   heard   "La  ?�� ,"",sl  enthusiastically   received   in
I'..,heme."    The  reason  for  its infre-  individual  recital  on  a  concert  plat-
quent   production  lies  greatly ill  the
heavy   royalties   demanded     by     the
publishers   of     the     Puccini     music.
Bach preientfttion "f this opera nets
the compofter'i publisher! tlie sum of
$2DU. Likewise "Mme-   Butterfly" and i
"La Tosca." The royalty demanded by
Richard   Strauss,   composer    of    the
sensational opera Salome, is $300 per
night, while    Zandonal's    publishers
exact  a  fee  of $250  every  time    his
new   opera   is   sung.     This   works   a
severe hardship upon the
ducer  and  is ample  reas
many impresarios confine
to the older and better kn
such as   "11   Trovatore,"
"Barber of Seville," etc.
"La Boheme" will bring forward on
the first night of the Lambardi engagement live of the mosl distinguished singers of the big new organization���a most formidable cast. The
wisdom of choosing the Puccini work
as the initial production is apparent
when it is realized that  the opera  is
why s.j
ewn works,
Avenue Theatre
"Going Some" has proved another
one of those phenomenal comedy sue.
cesses at the Avenue thus far this
week, and for the few remaining performances seats are at a premium.
This extremely clever and diverting
COmedy has never had a finer production in Vancouver City, and the
'.'.''".i..?���" uniformly packed houses which have
greeted its presentation have testified by their liberal applause their
appreciation of tlie excellent work
done by Mr. Lawrence and his associates.
Feer next week, starting with the
evening performance of Monday,
November 25, the management announce' a superb revival of thc great
play "Three Weeks," dramatized freun
Elinor Glyu's world-famous novel i i
the same title. Miss Clara Beyers
opened her engagement at the Avenue
one winch appeals more, perhaps, tei j��� t|,is great play on Monday. March 4
the general musicle.ving public���a i;,,t ,.,,,,! i��� that short periled has es-
cosmopolitan public���than any other tablished herself as one of the most
the modern or present-day   operas.  popular  actresses  and  leading  ladies
who   have   appeared     in     Vancuuver
cal specialty of the entertaining kind
in which instrumental music is the
principal feature. Miss Lejretta is a
very beautiful woman who is an ac-
omplished violinist, and the two boys
ire also musicians of ability.
Milt Arnsman, "The Singing Mono-
logist," will entertain with a feature
composed of goeeel singing of new
and catchy songs, and comedy act
that is real comedy. Mr. Arnsman
is an original entertainer, and in this
offering he is seen t'e good advantage.
���    *    ���
Pantages Theatre
The Pantages is te> have an exceptionally good bill for next week. The
big drawing card is tee be the big scenic
production of "The Travellers,"
adapted from "Ermine," and given a
hit of funny principals, including
Fred Ardath and Frank Lloyd, and
the beauteous chorus of sixteen shapely misses who can both sing and
dance. In short, this big extravaganza is tej be one of the best to appear at this Ineusc in many moons.
The comedy is divided among three
���mashing numbers���Gavin and Plat:,
Leclair and Sampson, and Margaret
Bird & Co.
Gavin and Piatt, a very fast talking
young man and a beautiful woman,
ehe a little think they call "III Gypsy
Hastings & Gore    Phone Sey. 3907
To-night 6.15 Matinee Sal. 2! 5
This  Week
Arsene Lupin
Next  Week
The Silver King
Vaudeville      Means
Week commencing November 25
SHOW STARTS---2.45. 7 15. and 9.��pm
The Travellers
Eighteen  people,  introducing    latest
Eastern   successes.
Land."   Tlie act is said to really con. LECLAIR  .V  SAMPSON
si>t   ,,f   Gavin's   conversation.      I Ins MABPARPT    RIRT1
pair  has  been  scoring a   tremendous! kakuakhi    i.ikd
Furthermore, Sig. Lambardi's reason
is the more apparent when it is known
that Signor Giuseppe Agostini, the
noted tenor, who created the role of
Rodolfo in America some years ago,
will be heard here on Me unlay night,
November 25. in tbe same character.
The opera also will bring forward
Mine. Amifia Matini. lyric soprano,
late of La Scala. Milan, who will
sing the role of Mimi; anil Mme. Rita
ll'Oria, lyric soprano, said to bc an
imcoinparable Musetta.
A great musical treat was afforded
local music-lovers in the recital of
Grand Opera excerpts given in the
Imperial Theatre by Miss Alice Nielson and her splendid company on
Friday  evening last.    The  first half
And you need a quick fire in a Keating stove.
Carry a complete line of heaters and are prepared to
deliver them on short notice.
We are featuring Coal, Wood and Oil Stoves, and
the prices are from $2.00 up.
"Official Annual Labor Review" Will
be Read Throughout Canada and
Freely Circulated in the Old Country and the States.
Vancouver, Nov. 21.���It has been
officially decided by the Publicity
Board associated with thc B. C. Federation of Labor, to edit a section for
South Vancouver in thc Annual Labor
Review which will be published in
December. Representatives of the
Board are now compiling information
and statistics for this section, and
the work promises to excel anything
published to date, in exemplifying to
the world the numerous advantages
offered by the Municipality of South
Vancouver to the union man, the
manufacturer, the merchant, and the
man in anv walk of life.
Particular attention is being directed in this work to the Public School
system and  Municipal improvements.
"The Annual Labor Review" will
bc published in connection with the
"B. C. Fedcrationist," thc official
labor organ of the Province.
FOR SALE��� Columbia double disc
records, 50c up. Can be bought for
cash from C. Fecht, Page Road, off
Fraser Avenue East. Second
house across from Creek, after
i o'clock.
DANCING    taught, in   class   or
privately ���MISS KIDWELL,
2184 Cornwall Street. Phone : Bay.
1173 R.
City. Numberless have been the requests for a repetition of this play, and
the management have decided to put it
on next week, influenced als'e largely
by thc fact that it will be the final
week of Miss Beyers' long and very
successful engagement. She will
sever her connection with the Lawrence Stock Company with the end of
the week of November 25.
"Three Weeks" will be presented
with the same completeness of detail
and lavish disregard of expense which
characterized its previous production.
The cast headed by Clara P.eycrs
as the Queen, and Del Lawrence as
Paul Verdayne. being practically identical ensures the same complete and
linisheel presentation which played to
houses sold out for every performance long befeire the rise of thc curtain.
Despite the capacity heeitses that
"Three Weeks" will undoubtedly draw,
the engagement will bc for positively
one week only. It will 1
for this reason to make reservation
as far in advance as possible, so that
good seats mav be assured. Regular
matinees on Wednesday and Saturday
for which all seats are also reserved.
hit  all along Pantages renite.
Sinnc nearly strong work is to be
done by LeClair and Sampson in a
burlesque imitation of the' various
Samsons  of   the   stage.    The    way
I they balance each other on the tips
i of their fingers is a scream.
Margaret Bird has an amusing farcical comedy playlet entitled "The
Editor's  Substitute"  which  is   played
i well.
The dancing of the programme is
i to bc done by the Field Brothers, two
clean  cut young fellows whose  stepping is far above the ordinary. Muriel
Anlmeere,   recently   engaged   I"   play
! Pantages   Circuit   exclusively,   is   to
j contribute some very fine violin music.
Gaumont's   Graphic  is  to  conclude
[what will undoubtedly lie one of the
Imost popular bills of the season, and
promises to be unusually interesting.
In adilition to the above the management   wish   to   announce   for   the
benefit of its patrons that a new six-
| teen-pagc  two-color  programme  will
!bc in evidence, and that there has been
: a boy specially engaged for Ihis service to be stationed at the door.
*   *    *
Panama Theatre
Starting Monday, November 25, the
j Panama     Musical     Stock    Company
[opens an indefinite engagement at the
Panama     Theatre.      This     company
&   Co.
Week Commencing November 25
World-renowned    Acrobats    from
Xew York Hippodrome.
French   Danseuse   in   Magnificent
Dancing Revel.
Four   Other   Big   Acts.
Empress Theatre
That wonderful detective play "Arsene Lupin" is the current attraction at the Empress Theatre, and is
In elding huge audiences spellbound.
It is easy to realize why it was such a
great success in London when done at
Theatre. Thi
advisable | (nearly all new to Vancouver theatre-
goes) make up a splendid well-balanced company which, combined with
sumptuous stage productions, will insure success. None but the best of
musical shows obtainable will be presented, and these in a manner that j
will leave no chance for criticism.'
There will be tbe usual ladies' matinee
each afternoon, and two performances
at nighl.
"Vancouver's   Live   Wire"
(36  Hastings  Street)
For the Whole Family
Week Starting Monday, November 25
In Alaska
By  the  Panama   Musical   Stock  Co.
Tarquinia Tarquini, as Salome, at the
Imperial Theatre  next  week
eef the evening's entertainment was
in lhe form of selections from var
ions  operas,  but   in   tbe  sec
the audience was treated to an entire
act from Rossini's delightful light
eipera, "The Barber."
During the first part of the programme Miss Nielson's own splendid voice and that of her associate
artists were heard to splendid advantage. The numbers included in this
part of the programme were sung,
feir the most part, in Italian, but Miss
Nielson pleased her audience with a
group of English songs which she
rendered with delicate expression and
an artistic interpretation.
The company consisted eif four male
voices and two lady soloists. Miss
Nielson herself is a prima donna soprano of rare gilts and a voice of exceeding sweetness. Her enunciation
is also cultivated to such a- minuteness of detail that every word is
audible, a mark of voice culture too
often . neglected in the endca'vor to
sing with mere regard to intonation.
Mle. Schwartz, the contralto voice in
the cast, was heard to best advantage
in her solo numbers, playing a minor
role in the latter half of the programme. Signor Fornari. baritone,
was also heard with enthusiasm in his
solo from "The Barber." "II Barbiere
di Siviglia." The tenor aria from
"La Tosca," sung by Signor Ramella.
exhibited a high, clear tenor voice of
rare quality of tone and a ten��r who
did not need to strain his higher
register notes in order to make them
It was thc bass voice of Signor
Mardonnes that fully raptivated the
audience which had been enjoying to
the full each solo artist as he or she
made appearances on thc stage. Signor Mardonnes was recalled again and
again with thunderous ovations before he satisfied his hearers. His deep,
rich voice was a marvellous combination of sweetness and breadth of
tone, powerful in the more dramatic
numbers, and capable of fineness of
tonality   in   pianissimo   vocalization.
the Globe Theatre with Gerald Du
Mauricr in the title role, and Alexandra Carlisle in the female leading
role. There are several excellent
characters tbat possess the clement
i if novelty, and the entire play is a
masterpiece of dramatic art. Charles
Ayrcs as Arsene Lupin and V. T.
Henderson as Guerehard bear the
burden of the performance, and give
line characterizations. Isabelle Fletcher lends distinction to Sonia, while
Mcta Marsky and Tilly Armstrong!
are good in the other female parts. |
Harold Nelson. Chaunccy Southern.
Louis Von Weithoff, T. B. Loftus,
Frank McQuarrie. Ashley Cooper,
Irving Kennedy, and the balance of
the company could not be improved
Next week will be a brilliant one at
this theatre. "The Silver King." that
famous English play, written by one
of England's greatest playwrights
will be the offering,
Sanford will appear
this season with his company. He
will enact the character of Wilfrid
Denver, and as the role is most exacting it will give this line actor an
id   half j opportunity to display his art to high
Concert  at  Labor  Hall
A   recital   which   excited   considerable interest among local musical en
thusiasts was that given by Miss Mae
George, Mr. .1. D. A. Tripp, Mr. Hol-
royd Paull, and Miss Della Johnston,
all  well-known Vancouver  musicians.
The concert was held in the Labor
Temple Hall, and it was comfortably
tilled   with   an   appreciative   audience
of music-lovers.    Miss  George, who I
was supported at the piano by Miss
Della Johnston, was in splendid voice, |
and her songs were pleasingly varied |
in style so as to lend interest to her I
part of the evening's programme.
The instrumental part of the even-
1 ing's entertainment was given by Mr. I
Tripp at the piano as soloist, and Mr.
Paull as violinist.   These instrumental
|numbers did much tee make the con-]
cert the more enjoyable, especially as 1
the music was of a very high class, and
giveh by two of the most prominent j
Vancouver   artists.     Both   Mr.   Tripp
and Mr. Paull did exceptionally well
in their  respective spheres of artistic I
d Mr. Walter rendition, and the concert stands as |
the tirst time|one of the best event- of tlie present!
musical season.
2 Shows, 7.30,  9.15, Nightly���15c, 25c,
Matinee Daily, 3 p.m.���15c. 25c
Grand Theatre
Week Commencing November 25
Preaent Billy Evana in
And his  Blue-ribbon  Girls
Trices  10,   15,  25,  and  50c
Business  College
"The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded
Corner Main St. & 10th Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont   2075
aelvantage. When originally produced at the Princess Theatre. London,
by the late Wilson Barrett, the play
Mylott  Concert
Miss  Eva  Mylott, assisted by Miss
Hilda Aiken, gave a  concert ol" exceptional merit and pleasure in  Pen-
eler   Hall   on   Monday   evening   last,
filled  with lovers
made a hit that has endured for many I The. hall was  well	
decades.     At   tbat   time   there   were ! of vocal music, and Miss Mylott was i
noted players  in  the cast,  including in  excellent    voice  for  her  concert.
R.   S.  Willard   and    Miss    Eastlakc.; Coming   direct  from   Australia,   Miss
Henry Arthur lones is the author of [ Mylott showed herself to bc an artist
"The Hypocrites." "Mrs.  Dane's De- j of no mean merit, possessing a lovely
fence" "The Dancing Girl," etc.. but( contralto voice of exceptional sweet-i
it is "The Silver King" that will live ; ness and purity of tonality.    Her able!
for generations, as its wonderful storv i assistant   at   the   piano,   Miss   Aiken,
has a heart appeal surpassed by none. I also won a well deserved share of ap-1
���    *   * I plause, and her piano solos, her own !
| vocal   number,   and   her   accompaniments   were   much   appreciated    and
Orpheum   Theatre
aggregation   of   acrobats
An aggregation of acrobats and
comedians, under the title of the
"Seven Picchiani Troupe." will be the
headline feature at the Orpheum tiext
week. This is said to be one of the
most remarkable importations, heralded from the other side in months.
Many gymnastic sensations have been
presented at thc Orpheum during the
past seasons, but few, if any, can
compare with these clever athletes.
Sharing honors with the big acrobatic act will be "Lind," the graceful
dancer who charmed the Orpheum
patrons last season. His act this year
is all new, and his dances arc all new
as well as bis beautiful costumes. He
is without doubt one of the cleverest
female impersonators in the world,
and his dancing is decidedly graceful.
In the offering by Bonnie Gaylord
and Bertie Herron, entitled "On and
Off," an insight into the scenes behind
thc scenes is given in excellent style.
The offering is an original oddity, including songs, dances, clever comedy,
and dialogue that is decidedly natural
and contjins many good lines.
Gertrude Gebcst, a clever little female performer, will surely be a favorite on the coming week's bill when
she makes her debut at the Orpheum.
She is a great mimic and has a fund
of wholesome stories  to tell.
The Three Lore*tas present a musi.
admirably   rendered.
The program included four groups
of songs, Italian, French, German and
lastly an English group. These Miss
Mylott sang in their respective tongues, but her group of songs sung
in English were undoubtedly the most
appreciated by her audience.
GREENE & MERKLEY, Undertakers, who have recently opened parlors in South Vancouver, at 3218
Main Street, are now able to serve the
people to the best advantage.
They can be reached by Phone,
Fairmont 718, night or day.
Drs, Howie & Hall
Have   opened   up   new   and   up-to-date
Dental Parlors in the Williams Block,
Comer Granville and Hastings
We have installed alt the latest and
best appliances, and are prepared to
give you the best there is in the dental
A share of your patronage is
Gas   administered   for   the   painless
extraction  of  teeth.
R. O. Howie, DD.S,
Wm. S. Hall, DD.S.
Phone   Sey.   3 >66   for   appointment
Nance Uraania
Palmist and Astrologist
Astral - ordained
NANCE URAANIA: She not only calls
you by name, but calls your departed relatives by name, and tells you just what you
call for. Reveals everything as though seen
with  the  naked  eye.
Do not delay to call on this gifted woman;
she has a message for you. Kindly bring
this ad. with you.
Hilton & Webster's
Headquarters    for    the    South    Hill
Football   Club.
An ideal place to spend a social hour.
Fraser Street, between 46th and 47th.
(To Whom it May Concern)
Any person or persona residing in the Municipality ot South Vancouver, and having a
permit issued to them to ca.-ry guns (revolvers! will report themaelvea at the Police
Office for registration. Anyone found carrying
a gun or revolver without being registered, after
the 9th day of November, 1912, will be prosecuted according to law.
CWef of Police,
South   Vancouver.
November 1, 1912. ���
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We Are Loaning Money at     i
From Coast to Coast in Canada
Tt would buy vou a home in ten years
The Canadian Home Investment Co.
Second  Floor,  Pacific Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Local Representative, VV. J. STOLLIDAY
34 32nd Avenue East
Cedar Cottage
Beautiful suburban home, with good eight-room
house, standing in nearly \Ya acre garden; fruit trees,
berries, etc. Splendid view of lake and mountain.
Less than five minutes from city car, and half a minute from interurban.
Agreements   For  Sale   Purchased
Money to loan at current rates, from $1,000 up.
The Yorkshire Guarantee
&  Securities   Corporation
440 Seymour Street
R. Kerr Houlgate, Manager
F. J. Rolston
G.   H.   Batcheler
Good Old-fashioned Meals for Hungry Men
Prompt,  courteous  service in  the cleanest, daintiest dining-room
you could imagine.
Special   attention   paid   the   palates of civic officials and employees.
G.   H.  Batcheler,  Manager
Corner  Forty-Ninth  Avenue  and Fraser Street.
Large Lots at Central Park, close to School ar.d Station.    Lot
70x165.    Price $670; one-fifth cash, balance over three years.
The cheapest buys in this district for Houses, Lots, and Acreage.
Come in and see our list.
GEORGE HORNING & CO. censttraatl,opnark
44 FEET FRONTAGE, close to 16th Avenue,
on Main, near the proposed $100,00 Post Office.
is a
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN ST.REET       Phone: Fairmont 822
Full-siMd  Lot, north of  Home  Road, $1200.    One-tlilrd  cash;
balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
$100 cash handles  Building Lots close to Knight Road.
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
The World's Pithy Pars
The October statement of the Board
of Trade, London, shows increases of
$51,608,500 in imports and $23,938,000
in exports. The import! of food, raw
material and manufactured goeids each
Increased about $16,000,000, and manufactured goods and coal made the largest gains in  Ihe exports.
* ��    ��
One "f the most extraordinary accidents in the mortality records of Al-
! berta was reported to Coroner Frank-
tim e.f Stettler, when the twelve-year
old seen of Raphael Engels, a farmer
j living near Stettler, brought the body
jof his father home afler an interrupted
j hunting trip, during which the father
��� was killed accidentally by his ow.i
hand.    Father and son had started out
| with a horse and buggy on a hunting
I trip.   They had gone only a short dis-
! ranee when Mr. Engels tried to make
I his    horse travel faster.    Failing    to
coax the animal into a trot the fathei
piekeil  up  a  loaded  shot-gun,  which
| was lying in the bottom of the rig. and
struck the horse sharply over the back
with the stuck of the weapon, breaking  the  butt   end  below   the  trigger
guard.    By some unknown agency the
trigger caught and thc right barrel of
Ihe gun exploded, the charge entering
En gel's  left  breast,  killing    hiin   instantly.
* *    *
A movement that may result in the
Church    of    England  taking up  the
question   of  Church    union   is  under
! wav  in   Canada,     Thirty    prominent
members  <>f  thc  Anglican     coniniun-
��� ion have attached their signatures to
nu "anneal on behalf of Christian
unite" and have forwarded il tee evcrv
Anglican  clergyman in    Canada with
I the request that if they annrove the
nrineinb'S and the prte 'tical nronosi-
tions s-ls forth *hev seen and return
it to R-" A F. Rhalfeird of Montreal. Acieeig Sccrctarv of the move-
meeit. The ne-actieal nronositions.
which it ic betiee.-ed would promote
the ranse eef Christian ttnitv. are the
eeelmiss'een e,f ministers of other
f!llur<"heM ti'vW eertain restrictions
bv reerhtfnl nuthontv. to lhe pnlnits of
Antrl:'"nei churches and the eiving of
nermission to members of olher communions on occasion and with consent
of the  Ordinarv.  to  communicate  in
Anglican churches. The present time
is regarded as most opportune for action of some Kind looking toward a
closer relationship between the Church
eif England and other Churches, and
lhe instigators of the movement intend to promote, if possible, such
legislation in the Synods as shall give
effect to the practical measures suggested.
*    *    *
Tbe revenue of Canada feer the first
.level! months of thc fiscal year has
te,tailed $96,137,579, an increase of
nearly twenty millions as compared
with the seven months from April to
October, inclusive, of last year. The
revenue for last month was $14,758,-
946, an increase of $2,536,525 over
October of last year. Expenditures
on consolidated fund account totalled
$51,275,393 for Ihe seven months, an
increase of eleven millions. On capital
account thc expenditure so far reported to the Finance Department has
been $15,064,978, an increase of about
a million. The revenue increase has
been due principally to steadily increasing imports, and the consequently growing Customs revenue has totalled $66,561,127, an increase of $16,-
372.018 over the corresponding period
of last vear. Excise revenue has
totalled $12,083,029, an increase (ef
$1,575,589. The net debt of Canada
at the end of the month was $309,-
486.378, a decrease of $4,022,098 during October, and of nine millions during the twelve months.
ete       *        *
An organization, the prime object
of which will bc to encourage immigration to Minnesota, and discourage
emigration, esnecially to Canada, was
launched in Minneapolis when representative business men of lhe twin
cities formed the nucleus of the "Immigration Association of Minnesota."
Heretofore the citv and State have
worked separately for the same pur-
nose that the association will work
for. A statement sent out bv Louis
Hill of the Great Northern declared
that during the las' five months 79.-
flOO pconle have emigrated to Canada
from the United States, taking with
them $110,000,000 worth of household
goods and machinery.
Building of Pacific and Great Eastern Will Establish
Great New British Columbia Cities
(Continued from Page 12J
that the Peace River Railway should
be built at once, before the trade had
been diverted into other channels.
The most favorable route for this
road was found to be by way of
Howe Sound, Squamish Valley, Pem-
berloii Meadows, Anderson and ,Sea-
ton Lakes to Lillooet, thence following the Eraser River to Fort George.
"Pemberton Meadows, about 100
miles from Vancouver, is the next
important place on the route. This
valley contains about 30,000 acres of
first class bottom lands, capable of
raising immense crops of nearly all
kinds of farm produce, but specially
adapted for vegetables and small
fruits. At Green River, close by,
there  is  a  splendid  water power  of
at that point on the Cariboo Road the
armies who sought thc golden possessions of the Cariboo country paused upon their feverish stampede.
No man can estimate the possible
wealth of the Cariboo. The keys that
will open the lid of this great treasure
chest are represented in the building
of the Pacific and Great Eastern
Railway. And at Lillooet there will
doubtless grow into being a great
inland city.
Lillooet is the outfitting point for
a district of nearly 20,000 square miles,
a rich agricultural area hitherto devoted largely to stock-ranching. The
climate and soil of the Lillooet district are such that fruit growing and
small farming may be carried on to
the best advantage.
A fantastic club has been discovered in London. This is the Black Bean
Club, limited to forty members, each
of whom pays an entrance fee of ��10,
and a similar amount as annual subscription. They meet only once a
year, and then a bag is passed round,
containing thirty-nine white beans and
one black bean.     The  member who
picks the black bean is compelled to
get married within the ensuing twelve
months, and the remainder solemnly
vow to remain single until the next
meeting. A house is furnished for the
prospective bridegroom out of the
funds of the club, which also bears
the cost of the wedding festivities and
of a three weeks' honeymoon.
Free Excursion to Port Moody
HARRY A. JOHNSTON CO. request the pleasure of your
company on one of their free excursions to Port Moody to inspect
their waterfront subdivision:
Excursion parties leave the Sales Office, 160 Hastings Street
West, at 1:15
Large, comfortable launch; hoard walk from wharf to property.
Right at Vancouver's Door this Vast Country has    but    Recently    Been
Thoroughly  Explored
Courtesy  Howe Sound &  Northern Development Co.
sufficient capacity to furnish light and
power to the thousands of people who
will no doubt be located there in the
near future.
"Winding around the Birkenhead
River and following the old Cariboo
road we reach Anderson and Seaton
lakes, each fifteen miles long, divided
by a portage of about a mile in length.
Some four miles from Seaton Lake
we reach the town of Lillooet, on
the banks of the Fraser. This section is already famous for its possibilities as a fruit and vegetable producer, but as the nearest railway
station is about 50 miles away, there
is nothing to do but wait for a railway."
Fifty years ago, Lillooet was one
of the outposts of the  Empire, and
From Lillooet to Fort George the
route follows the Fraser River. At
almost every point on this proposed
line the hunter and fisherman can
find splendid sport.
As a scenic route it is unsurpassed
on the continent, it is a natural water
route, there is not a stretch of over
ten miles from Vancouver to Fort
George where the Pacific and Great
Eastern does not run along some river
or lake, while most of the way the
snow-capped mountains from 3,000 to
9,000 feet high are in sight.
With the completion of the Panama
Canal, Newport will be the natural
gateway to Northern British Columbia and Alberta. Through this port
must flow the commerce of an empire vast in extent.
No. 1 Road and Grant (Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash
payment. These lots are cleared, and some have been
resold at nearly double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near Park Avenue.
Cleared. Splendid Business Site. Away below market
The widening and paving of Westminster Road are now
an assured fact, and prices will soon be on the jump. Get
in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Phone :  Collingwood 13R
It contains the choicest Residential and Business
Property on the Peninsula
Is the heart of this thriving Municipality. We have
been established here since 1905, and invite correspondence regarding investments. We can place
money on first mortgage at 8 per cent., and transact
all financial business.
References :    Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, B. C.
Bank of Vancouver, Collingwood, B. C.
Financial and Estate Agents
317 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.
Fire, Insurance and Loans
Collingwood East, B. C.
Heaters for the Winter
The cool long nights are nearly here.   We have a complete line
of heaters.
The shooting season is on.   You don't need to go to the City to buy
your ammunition.   See us.
CD      CCADMCV    Formerly Manitoba
���    Da    rCHnllLT Hardware Co.
Two   Propositions
No. 1. You rent a house at $25 per month. In one year you have
paid out $300, for which you can show no results. 7 per cent, interest
on $300 is $21.   So in the year you practically throw away $321.
No. 2. You bring me in $100, for which I give you a 6-rooin
Modern House, on Lot 33x 125ft. House has fireplace, etc. Balance
is $25 per month.   Total price is $2,f500.   No loan.
In one year you have an equity of $400 in your own home.
Compare proposition No. 1 with No. 2, then call at my office and
see this house.
R. J. McLauhlan
4123 Main Street
Phone : Fair. 1607
909  Dominion  Trust  Building,  Vancouver,   B, c.
Telephoata :    Office 8497.   Worka 6203.     Works 9328.    Worka 9179
.���S ;
418 Winch Building
Vancouver, B. C.
Wood Block
}.Ultima .#
���������___ TWELVE
^ In the original Townsite the Pacific Great
Eastern Railway bought 533 Lots, leaving
about 400 Lots privately owned
^ We have been selling these privately-
owned Lots to insiders at from $1800 to
$5000 each, and during the last month
our sales have amounted to over $200,000
^ Starting to-day, we are offering for sale
50-ft. Lots in District Lot 759 (which is
the closest in available property to the
original Townsite) at $400 and up, with
quarter cash and the balance over 2 years
^ This Subdivision is limited, and we do not
expect to have any left in three weeks
^ This is your only opportunity to get in on
the ground floor at NEWPORT
4 ami 5 Exchange Building 142 Hastings St. W.
Building of Pacific and Great Eastern Will Establish
Great New British Columbia Cities
Newport Will be Great Pacific Port Handling Vast Northern Commerce���Lillooet Will be Big
Inland City���No Man Can Estimate What the Tapping of the Inland Empire of B. C. Will Mean
BRITISH     COLUMBIA     is     just
mew  attracting  nmre    attention
than any other part eef the Dominion,
and there i> no section of our province more in the public eye' than that
area being penetrated by the Pacific
anil Great Eastern Railway and the
immense country to the north known
as the 1'eaee  River Valley.    Regions
There Is no question tbat Newport
���the Western terminus ,ef tin- Pacific
and Great Eastern Railway���will rani;
second in importance among the
cities nf iln- Northern  Pacific cuast.
"In  discussing  the  benefits of such
i road as the Pacific and Great East-
in   Railway   tei   liritish     Columbia,"
���ays Mr. A. G. McCandless, ex presi
tish Columbia, ami by last June they
peeled   to   bc   at   Tete   Janne   Cacl
From there goods ceettlil be load'
steamers and delivered at Port Geoi
the  great   central  distributing pi i
In Northern British Columbia,      I
immediate effect of this araa that tli
British Ceeinnii ia c east merchants ���
el the prospects of being etit off
Mr.   A.  G.   McCandless,   former   President   Vancouver   Board  of  Trade, before   the   P.   G.   E.   Railway  was
Undertaken, stated that there was enougn timber in the Squamish Valley to pay for a Peace River Railway
Courte&y   Howe   Sound  ,V-   Northern   Develeipment  Co.
that have hitherto been inaccessible
will be brought into touch with
Already the march of progress has
commenced, and the pioneers of the
millions that are to follow are now
pouring into the "Promised Land"
under the most unfavorable conditions,
but willing to bide their time, knowing that their efforts will be richly
rewarded in the near future, when the
country has been opened-up by the
Pacific and Great Eastern and Grand
Trunk  Pacific  railways.
The     amount   of   land   along     the
Pacific   and   Great   Eastern   Railway
and  in  the  Peace  River  Valley  suitable for wheat growing, mixed farm-1
ing and cattle-raising, has been vari- '
eiusly   estimated   at   from   twenty   to |
forty million acres.
Taking the lowest estimate, and
assuming that half of it���say ten
million acres���is suitable for growing
wheat at twenty-five bushels to the
acre, wc should have 250,000,000
bushels every harvest.
The fact that there is very little
merchantable timber in the Peace
River Valley will secure for the Coasl
lumber mills one eef die best markets
in thc world for their lumber, and at
lhe same time will be a great source
of revenue lei the Pacific and Great
Eastern Railway. Wheat and other
products will be hauled to the coast,
anil lumber and other merchandise i
sent in return, thus insuring the tail-,
way against thc loss of hauling emply
On the completion of the Panama
Canal���which will reduce the distance
between here and European ports by
at least six thousand miles���most of
the wheat grown in Northern British
Columbia and Alberta will naturally
come to a Pacific port, and that port
will naturally bc Newport, and provision is being made there to
handle it.
cut of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
we can point wilh pride lei the wonderful development that has taken place
in other portions of thc province
where transportation has been provided, and from knowledge eif the country through which the line will run
we have every reaseni lo believe lhat
even better results will follow the
building of the line. One year ago
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway had
crossed the eastern boundary of Bri-
pletely  and  the  whole  of  the  P,
River district  being  tributary to I
monton and other points further ei
and,   worse  still,   of  losing   the   tr.
of  the  rich   Cariboo  district  that
have   held   for   over   fifty   years,
view of the above facts, which were
disputable, and in order to preserve
trade  of   British   Columbia  as  far
possible   for   liritish   Columbia   tn
chains,  it  was  absolutely    neccss;
(Continued  on   Page   10)
Here is a Veritable Paradise for the Small Farmer or Fruit-grower
Courtesy   Howe   Bound   X   Northern   Development   C
/ earnestly advise the immediate purchase of property in these towns (soon to
bc cities) on the line of the P. G. E. Ry.
In thc last three months I have made
good profits for my clients, but I shall
make larger profits in the next three months
for those who buy right moay.
I have a few choice properties, both in
lots and acreage, at prices that are sure to
double in thc next sixty days.
Buy now���is my advice.
Call in, or write mc, at once.
Vancouver, B. C.
316 Pender St. W. Phone i Sey. 4M3


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