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Vol. I. \'
Price 5 Cents
ore Stringent Measures to
Govern Licensing of Pedlars
Retail Grocers' Association Ask for Changes in Bylaws-
Meeting of Council
A meeting of the Finance Committee '
of tin' Municipal Council was held on
Thursday morning, Councillor Elliott
ni the chair, Present : Councillors
Campbell, Thomas and Third, with
Mr. J. B. Springford, clerk.
Retail Grocers' Protest
The following memorial to the Coun
.il was read : "We, the undersigned
Retail Grocers' Association of the
.Municipality of South Vancouver, beg
your honorable body to enact a law1
making more stringent legislation
governing the pedlar! and hawkers in
this Municipality. W'e also call your
attention to the bakers who belong
to the City of Vancouver: they sell
to the retail grocers' stores, and then
peddle Iheir goods from house to
house We know there are a few
Orientals who have their own gardens, but most of these truck pedlars
who sell in this locality buy their
goods from the wholesale dealer,
which are usually goods that the re-
tail grocer will not buy. and then
peddle them to the public. What wc
want is a higher licence to protect
the retail dealers and all bona-fidc
business men from these pedlars.���
Signed, J. A. Lainey, J. Weam, tl. A.
baker, G. Paonerra, W. Ridley, W. J.'
Junes.  F, Ayling, J. J.  Cashion. J. C.
Cashion,  I).  Bennett, George Tomp-
I in.  A   Williamson,   B,   N'icklin.  A.   E.
SalsbUry,   Herbert   Kersey,  Jno,   Xor-'
bury, T.  W. Vincent."
The document  was held over  till a
meeting of the Council is held.
On Behalf of Cadets
A  letter  was read  from  Captain   K.
X. Davy, on behalf of the Vancouver
Cadets, asking Ihe Council   for  financial assistance in ihe tour to Australia and .New Zealand, Hi order to make I
it a success from a civic and provin- |
cial   standpoint.    The  committee  decided to consult the Goverment audi
tor, Mr. Crehan, upon the matter.
Echo of Titanic Disaster
The Clerk read the following letter :
"Canadian   Hank  of  Commerce,
"Vancouver, B.C., June 7, 1912.
"Dear   Sir,���Our   Montreal   branch
have received a letter on behalf of the |
Scottish Union and National Insurance
Company of Edinburgh, Scotland, in j
reference   to  lost  coupons    of    your'
.Municipality, of which   the  following
is an  extract :    'The  Scottish   Union I
and National Insurance Company ship- J
ped to the Hank of Montreal for collection,  coupons  of "some 25  various
corporations,    aggregating    $25,000.
These coupons  w.n-  forwarded per
the SS, Titanic, and were l"-l with
that vessel. Among these coupons
were the following :    25 COUpotll Cor
poration of tin- District of South Van
couver 5 per cent. Debenture Bonds
(Waterworks Loan), at $2,5(1(1, Bonds
Nos. 71) to 94. W'e would be greatly
obliged if you would kindly write us
just what will be required under all
the circumstances in the way of
proofs or indemnity to enable our
client to secure payment of the lost
coupons. W'e suppose that a declaration from the Scottish Union and
National Insurance Company, together
with a bond of indemnity, will be sat
isfactory���Yours faithful!" S. Durrani,  Manager.' "
The letter was referred to the
Council's solicitor.
Help Wanted
Mr. I.. Janes, collector, wrote asking
tlie committee to grant him extra assistance in his department during the
busy season���one man to assist on
the books and a girl as stenographer,
and   comptometer  expert     to    enable
him to balance the whole set of books
before the notices are Issued. Ill the
past the work of balancing the books
lias been left until the end of the
year owing to the office being Under-
Staffed, consequently all kinds of mistakes occurred in collecting taxes,
which were exceedingly hard to adjust after the tax collection was over
With two more assistants he would
be able to balance and check both
books and notices, thereby eliminating
error-  m   tax  polls and greatly facili- i
tating the work in the department al
the  end  of  Ihe  year.
Mr. J. B. Springford also asked for \
extra assistance, as the work was get-
ting  the   better  of  the   present   staff. !
Both applications  wcre granted.
Official Reports of the Council
By   special   resolution   the   Finance j
Committee   adopted     "The     Greater j
Vancouver   Chinook"   as   the   official
organ of the Council for the publication of all reports and minutes of the
Council's  proceedings.
Spencer Robinson Sent up for
Trial on Second Forgery Charge
Evidence in Preliminary Hearing���Four Other   Charges   Against
Ex-Chairman  of  School   Board
A  sketch  of  Mr.  Whelpton appears on Page Eleven
Professional Lacrosse Team for S. Vancouver
Reeve Kerr presided over a meeting of the Municipal Council on
Thursday afternoon. Also present
Councillors Campbell. Elliott, Third.
Thomas, and the clerk, Mr. J. B.
To be Investigated
A letter was read from Mrs. Minnie
t Continued  on   Page   11)
For a time in the early spring we
were in hopes that Con Jones would
come to an arrangement with Mr. Edward Gold and lease the piece of
ground situated between Bodwell
Road and 38th Avenue along Main
Street, and make it into a lacrosse
park and play ;i number of the Cup
games there. Negotiations have evidently fallen through, as Mr. Con
Jones seems now to be trying to get
a part of the Hastings exhibition park. We have had several business transactions with Mr. Gold, and
know him to he a public-spicited man
and willing at all times to contribute
bis fair quota towards the advancement of the interests of South Vancouver, Could not arrangements be
made with him to lease this ground
to the municipality for a certain number of years at a nominal rent with
the option of purchase, and a few
public spirited men get up a professional   team''1
Surely South Vancouver is as able
to support a team as New Westminster.    Thc  Reeve and most of, if
I not all, the Councillors are great admirers of the game, but it would be
unfair  to  as';  them  to  take any  part
j in the formation of a company, as we
know their hands are pretty full just
now. What is there to hinder the
crowd around 25th Avenue taking up
I this matter?    They seem always will
j ing  to   work   for   the   good   of   South
i Vancouver as a whole.
This is a business proposition and
ought io pay well. W'e have no doubt
if the B. C. Electric Railway Company
were approached, they would be willing to put up some money, as it would
mean increased traffic to them. If
we could only get the right men im-
! bued with the right spirit. South Vancouver would soon have a profession
al lacrosse team, and who knows but
that  some day the  Minto Cup might
come our way!
iireal inti ri -' ', as taken in the
hearing ������! leveral charges againsl
Spencer Robinson, at the Municipal
I [all on \V, due-day. win n the court
-at from in a.in. till 5.30 pin.. Mag
istrate Thomas and Reeve Kerr
ing a- a court. Five specil c charges
were formulated, and the one taken
,,n Wednesday had to do with a certain cheque for $400, dated June lfi of
lasl year, and made out in favor oi
Broom and Pattinson, who had a
contract for tlie clearing oi certain
- ho,,| grounds. It i- charged thai
this cheque was issued as a result of
false   pretence-   on   the   part   of   Rob
inson, who is alleged to have forged
the  endorsement  on  its  reverse side
and to have forged the signature to
the warrant returned to Secretary
Kirkland of the S. hool Board.
.Mr Bull, city solicitor, prosecuted.
and Mr Ladner defended Robinson,
who accompanied    his    solicitor    in
Mr. Richardson, secretary to the
School Hoard up to May, 1911. gave
formal evidence regarding Broom and
Pattinson1! contract for clearing a
school   site.
Denies Signature
Mr. Joseph Pattinson t Broom &
Pattinson) identified a cheque of $400
which he had received on May 29
and deposited in the Bank of Vancouver on June 1.
Mr. Ladner, for tlie defence, objected that tlti- had nothing what
ever to do with thc case, lint tin magistrates decided that they wanted tlie
fullest inquiry possible, at the same
time being lair to everyone concerned.
Pattinson was then shown the
:heque for the same amount dated
hine 16. Ile denied having received
that and said he had got no cheque
at that time. Thc writing of his name
on the hack was not his own signature, lie did noi ask Robinson for
any money on this cheque, nor did he
receive  any.
An Important Conversation
Continuing, witness said Robinson
had a conversation with him about the
cheque on the morning of June 6 i"
the Municipal Hall, wdien Robinson
asked him to acknowledge receipt of
the second cheque for $400. Witness
was told his partner wanted to see
him downstairs, and when he went
down he was asked by Robinson what
witness would say about receiving
this cheque. He said his answer was
"Nothing doing"    Robinson, he  said.
came to hi ag: i'i  that  ei ��� ning
when   w itness      is   in   bed.    Witt
-aid   lie   heard   Robinson   ask   if   Mr.
Pattinsot   livei nd  he gi I  up,
went  outside and    found    Robinson,
who asked  him again if he would  a<
know ledge receipt of ���:, A'it-
i ess declared he once more ���;��� fused
io di i SO. lie said that when he -
ed 'lie contract with the School
Board, Robinson wa- among those
present, and tin- contract was sigri d
in Robinson's presence. Witness -aid
he had no previous dealings with
Robin.on before the Contract. He-
did not know whether accused had
previously seen him sign his name.
A Breeze in Court
Mr. Ladner cross-examined witm ss
at length, and admitted that there was
nothing in existence m writing today
to indicate whether the tir-i $400
cheque wa- given t" him for ��� ������ ir !
wood or fi >������ somi     ' her purpi ise
Mr. Thomas Bul what I undi r-
stand i- thai $400 was paid twice for
one contract.
Mr. Ladner : V'ou are using private
in format ton and are showing a biased
Mr. Thomas ; I am trying to get
the facts, and if they do not satisfy
me  I  will not accept them.
Witness .maintained the $4oo was
for cordwood. Thai was certainly his
understanding, he -aid He said he
never receiver! any second cheque
Mr. Ladner : Ind you seek advice
from a solicitor aboul  tin- cheque?
Witness : Von don't need to go to
a  solicitor all  thc time.  (Laughter
Ile -aid he consulted Mr. Unit
about the matter after he had seen
Auditor Crehan.
After a further lengthy Serbs of
questions by Mr. Ladner, in order to
elicit the names of the persons whom
witness had consulted. Mr. Thomas
remarked that some of these questions should not lie asked.
Witness wa- asked if he saw Rob-
insoii first in the Municipal Hall.
Mr. Thomas (to Mr. Ladner) : Vou
are going too far.
Mr. Ladner : I can go .as far as I
like in cross-examination.
Getting What He Wanted
Witness, in reply to Magistrate
Thomas, said Robinson asked him to
swear that he i witness I got the
money, Robins-,ns statement, a Ided
witness, was not to the effect that
witness must acknowledge receipt of
i Continued on  Page 2)
\1 a meeting of the West Colling
wood Improvement Association on
Monday night, after drafting rules for
tiic organization, the condition of the
I1,. C. E. R. bridge on the Interurban
line was discussed, and the importance of sending a delegation to the
Council and Board of Works to have
tlie Structure lowered was pointed
"at deafly. It was also decided to
write tlu- B. C. E. R. regarding the
i  nioval of the bridge.
iln Wednesday afternoon the depu
��� ii  waited "n the  Board of W'or' s
when  they  were promised  that   some
action  would  he taken.
\ most successful concert was given
ii Mountain View Methodist Church
��� I Thursday evening When Alfred R
'nil's sacred cantata "The Holy City"
"as   effectively   rendered   by   a   choir
i' fifty voices.   Mr. E. D. I.. Maxwell
bly conducted, Mrs. J. 1-'. Belts presided at the organ, and Mr. A. Bar
low at  the piano.    The assisting  so
'ists were : Mrs. Frank Whipple, soprano; Miss ICttra Leeson. contralto;
Mrs. Pritchet, mezzo soprano; Mr. A
Ii. Galpin, tenor; Mr. William Hicks
baritone. Thc soloists acquitted
themselves admirably and those pre
cut thoroughly enjoyed the performance.
A meeting of the citizens of South
Vancouver, representing the churches
n"l temperance societies, was held
"i South Hill Baptist Church on
Monday evening. The moral condition of the municipality, particularly
boiii the temperance view-point, were
discussed. The large number of different churches and societies represented vindicated their faith in the
?<klge that "union is strength" by imit-
",'�� their forces under the name of the
temperance and Moral Reform So-
[nty of South Vancouver." The f..l
'"wing officers were elected. President, Rev. John Pye; secretary-treas
Ur>'r, R. C. Eakin, and live vice-presidents, one for each ward, namely:
"ard I, Mr. Dutlon; Ward II, Mrs.
McPhcc; Ward III, Mrs. Jarrctt;
��'ard IV, Mr. G. A. Horel; Ward V,
���<ev. Mr. Redmond.
A  movement   is on  font jn  Coll
w 1   to   have   the   -to-es   close
Wednesday   afternoons    during
summer month-    This plan  has
come very popular in many cities
in   other   part-   i if   South    \ ai
;l    has   been    tried   with   Sp]
-nh-     Ii i- to be hoped thai .
mi ���. i air -   i 'i   Collingw �� ..i   m i
their  wav   clear  to join  in  this  ill
u\ er
i ici -   are   held   in West n
i.  26th     Avenue and
t 11
7 30  p in .  and    >n   W ���
I.   w ith     Sundaj Schoi '
Bibb CI J 10
Tin   V. P. C. 1
- P 'ii.    Rei. Georg     I > Ire!,ind,  i:  \ .
-.- thi    'asl   ���
To  becomi    the  bride  of  .    S
Vancouver      busim s-      man,
Blanch Sorrell       rneyed aci ���
and a  continent,   Richard   B   Lit
jeuebr.     Twenty-tiftll     Avenue     and
Main  Sir, et,  led  Mi--  Sorrell  to  the
altar on  Saturday  last, a  few-  '
after shi   sti pp< d from a C.    I'-    R.
transcontinental  train.
Mis- Sonell and Mr. Linzey were
lovers in old London as children and
the wedd'ng at the First Baptist
Church was the happy termination of
one of those Imperial romances, the
final act- oi which ate usually set
at some place in Western Canada.
Rev. Dr. Perry officiated at thc
wedding. Mr. Phillip Linzey. bn the*
of thc groom, was best man. and the
bride was given away by Mr. Charles
Millard. Dunvegan Street. Mr. and
Mrs. Linzey have taken apartments
in the  Bryant   Block. Main Street.
M. A. Beach, a leading light in thc
Main Street business district, South
Vancouver, is moving Mrs. Beach and
"���e family to Bowen  Island  for the
summer months.
With half a million dollars' worth
of steel and concrete buildings at
present under construction on Main
street corners near where South Vancouver joins the city, Ihe enthusiasm
of the men who are staking their
money on the destiny of what once
was Westminster avenue is absolutely without bound
H. O. Lee's $250,000 building at
Ninth  avenue  is  Hearing  completion
Work is well under wav on thc
$100,000 bank building of the Royal
Bank  of Canada  at   Eighth  avenue.
Steel work has commenced on D.
E. Harris's $75,000 apartment and
business   block  at   Tenth   avenue.
Foundations are completed tor J.
B. Mather's $75,000 building at
Eleventh avenue.
Southward, the tide of big business
blocks is coming, and there are those
genial optimists who will tell you that
two years will see sky scrapers at
Twenty-tifth  anil   Main.
Main street men believe that from
Burrard Inlet, right through lo the
North Arm. beyond that over Lulu
Island and thence across the South
Arm anil through thc Delta, the highway that is at present being so rapidly-
developed will in a very few years be
I thc main trunk road of thc great city.
Indications would seem to point in
that direction. Whatever Fraser
street and the other important trunk
roads in South Vancouver may possess, it must be granted that Main
street has been lavishly blessed by
nature. Main street passes through
the densely populated centre of Greater Vancouver. It is high and broad
and level and is a clear, sweeping
business avenue.
An interesting event is announced
to take place on Monday night of next
week in the furniture store of Mr.
Fred Archer. 3723 Main Street, when
Mr. Archer will entertain his guests
with selections from Robert Service
and  other well-known  authors.     Mr.
I Archer is very versatile and ninety
minutes of pleasure is in store for all
[who attend. A general invitation is
Mr. and Mrs. Henselwood, corner
Bodwell Road and Winser Street
have as their guests Mrs. P. Henselwood and daughter, of Winnipeg, who
are visiting here after attending the
Rose Show in  Portland. TW'J
SATURDAY. JUNit, 22, 1912
Spencer Robinson
Sent  up  for   Trial
untinued from Page 1 I
the  cheque,  ii  witness  had
it,   bul   it   was   to   admit   .gelling     a
cheque witness said he never got
"Ii you want it." added witness
"Robinson admitted getting tlu
chequi   himself"
Re examined by Mr, Bull, witness
said  he  first   heard  of    the
cheque   oil    the   morning    "i   June   0.
when   Mr.  Crehan    questioned    him
privately, and afterwards thc auditor
examined  him  publicly   regarding   iln
cheque. Hi -aid that before that
Robinton   had   spoken   to   tiiin   about
it in the hall. Robinson, laid witness,
did not say what lie had done with
the  cheque.
A Lively Witness
Thomas J. Broom was the next witness. He said he was 1'attinson's
partner, lli> firm had received a
cheque for $400   from    the    School
Board in May     The nest payment he
got was for $500, and was received by
mail about July 5.    Witness repudiat
ed  the  signature on  the  cheque  pro
duced as his.
Witness detailed a conversation he
had with Robinson, to the effect that
the latter asked him lo admit getting
the cheque. Ile said he saw Robin
Son on the morning of the inquiry,
and the latter told him there had been
an overdraft of $4011 on the Board
and asked witness to assume responsibility. Witness said he refused to do
so, and that then Robinson asked witness to accept $400 from him and re
turn it to Mr. Kirkland, the secretary
of the School  Board.
Robinson asked his partner the
same question after witness had sent
for ihe latter, said witness.
On the same evening witness said
he was approached by Robinson at a
Collingwood meeting, and he said
Robinson repeated his request, which
was again refused.
Protection  Not Wanted
Mr. Broom, in cross-examination
by .Mr. Ladner, became excited and
remarked :    "You  are  trying  to  get
Municipal Hall, was next called, and
-aid Ihe cheque produced for $400
wa- made out in the ordinary way.
and the body was tilled in by witness
in accordance wilh the warrant. The
= cheque, however, came in between,
received    and  broke  the serie-  of numbers.
Mr    G    II     I'eake.   former   clerk   to   theatres
iln   g hool  Board, .-aid lie mighl have
handed  the  cheque  produced  t.,  the
, hail man   of   tlie   Board,  but   he   would
iwt -w ear he did so.
This concludid the e>idence on thi-
Poinpeii was discovered 300 years
ago, and about three-lifths of it have
been excavated 'I he market places,
baths. temples, streets,
ihops, villas, houses and to nl - ,,i
the buried city have been unearthed.
Such a light has been thrown upon
many points of antiquity, especially
the domestic lite oi the ancient-, from
second   particular charge.
Subsequently   Acquired   Memory
Mr.  Ladner  ihen    addressed    the
magistrates, and contended that not
a icrap ol evidence had been adduced
to prove forgery against Mr. Robin-
-on. and a good deal of it had to be
taken with a grain of salt. He face-
tiousl) remarked that some ol the
witnesses were suffering from a "s-.tb-
-eqiiently acquired memory," while
his client was placed in an unfortunate position owing to the talk there
had been and the prejudice created
all through the municipality, He im
pressed upon the magistrates the
necessity of getting away from all this
and coming down to the real facts
connected with the charges. Ile asked the magistrates to dismiss thc case.
The magistrates, after due consid
, ration, decided there was a case for
trial, and Spencer Robinson was
subsequently committed to take his
trial at the next Assizes.
Robinson Released on Bail
Spencer Robinson, who is awaiting
trial on three charges, was released
on bail late on Thursday night. An
application was made before Judge
Midlines, and his Honor fixed the
amount at $1,000, the accused in $500
and a surety in a similar amount.
On all the charges Robinson's bail is
now $21,000.
something black out of me.   You may I when   Mrs.  Jam
A shocking blasting fatality occurred to an invalid woman, wife of a
newly-arrived settler, in Culloden
Street, South Vancouver, on Tuesday,
as well sit down, because you won't
get it."
Magistrate Thomas ; Just answer
the questions, "Yes" or "No."
Reeve Kerr : We will protect you,
Mr.   Broom.
killed in bed by a stump which crashed through the tent in which she
More than one hundred feet from
the tent in which the invalid was lying (for Mrs. Tomkinsoti had been ill
Mr. Ladner : Don't be impudent, for some time) the huge stump was
You have gone as near the line as you prepared for the charge of dynamite.
<larc go. i With a roar that could be heard for
Witness : Robinson's statement to \ miles, the stump was torn from the
me came as a great surprise. If I t ground and hurled through the air
had consented, then I    would   have  towards the temporary dwelling place
come from Westminster, sure.    I live
at Collingwood.   (Laughter,)
Mr.  Ladner ;    Are  you  trying    to
be funny?
Witness ; Well, I get funny sometimes.
Mr. Ladner : Did not Robinson
say there had been an  overpayment
[the excavation of Pompeii, and so
many and important discoveries have
been made thai the treasurers of tin-
great archaeological mine were supposed to have been exhausted, Pro
lessor Spinazzola, the preienl director of excavation al Pompeii, has just
proved  Ihe contrary.
A few months ago he lei to work.
quietly, as all modes) men do, and,
following a new method of excavation
based mainly mi common sense, Inlaid bare a house near one of the gates
of the city and a portion of a street
leading from the Forum to the Amphitheatre, and generally known as
the street of Abundance.    Despite the
facts  that   the  house  unearthed  by
Prof.    Spinazzola    had   already   been
explored in 1906 mid that the portion
of the street he uncovered is less than
100 feet long, the discoveries made-
are extraordinary, and in some cases
' I quite unprecedented. Prof. Spinazzola,
unlike his predecessors, does not limit
Ilis excavations to the mere search for
antiquities. The main object of his
work is nol to discover things and
to collect the "finds" in order to have
them removed to a museum, but to
reconstruct, as far as possible, thc
buried city, which he wants to consist
nol of ruins, Imt of remains.
A   Peephole  Through  the   Centuries.
The great eruption of Vesuvius of
August 24 in the year 79 covered
Pompeii with successive layers of
volcanic matter and ashes, and the
city was buried, but not destroyed.
Unlike other ancient cities, Pompeii
has not crumbled into decay; and the
tons of ashes and Iapilli not only hid
it. but protected it from the ravages
of time and man, and preserved it all
but intact for 19 centuries. After its
discovery Pompeii shared more or
less the fate of other ancient cities;
and il was ransacked not only for
valuables, but also for marbles and
building materials. Its first excavations
consisted of haphazard digging and
a systematic search for antiquities.
Despite the efforts of modern excavators towards the preservation and, as
far as possible, the reconstruction of
its remains, a great portion of the
excavated area of Pompeii is in ruins
owing lo the irrevocable damage
caused in  former years.
The new method adopted by  Prof.
of the Tomkinsons.    Two small chil
dren were playing about outside, and I Spinazzola is naturally limited to th
a cry of horror went up.    The slump ! uuexeavated portion of the city; and
crashed into the tent, pinning beneath
it thc helpless woman, who was instantly killed.
Mr. Tomkinson was away at work,
and was notified of the accident.   He
Witness : No; if you want anymore j returned   home   immediately   to   find
you can have it. , that  his wife was dead and  his chil
Mr. Ladner : Didn't he say that he | ,lm, jn hysterics.
Mrs. Tomkinson was . 33 years of
age, the mother of three small children. The body was taken to the
Municipal Hall and arrangements
made  to  have  the accident  sifted
Witness : I could not say that. He
offered me the money, if I would say
we had it. That is all I know about
The court then adjourned until two j the  smallest  detail.    The     workmen
j clearing that section are employed by
  the municipality.
When the court resumed, Mr. W.
J. Broom was recalled, and repeated
that the only person he saw, relative
to the cheque in question, was Mr.
Robinson.    His partner had seen Mr.
There  have been  many  interesting
with     the
Robinson before June 6, and witness meetings in connection with the
was present, but the School Board ).��""S ��M?K' ^ocl.,,y ��f 9lnstul"
ontract was not under discussion. Endeavor of St. Davids Presbyterian
Vitness and his partner were passing j Church, and the one held on Wednes-
lobinson's house, and the latter call- lla>'' June 19> was n0 exception. The
d them. Possibly they discussed the ' lea<lcr "! tne ,0I,1C "l he Dutv of Be"
oming investigation, but nothing was '"? Pleasant was Miss Ftnley. In
.aid that amounted to anything.   The   M'ss   ]'",k'>'     thc     Society     had    a
splendid leader.    Her address was ex-
subject of the cheque was not mentioned or repayment to the School
Board. Witness did arrange with
Mrs. Robinson for a meeting with
Robinson, but they met as friends,
and not to discuss the School Board
���contract. Witness lived three blocks
from Robinson, lie never asked Robinson to see Pattinson, and he knew
no more about it than this.
Mr. William Kirkland. secretary to
thc School Trustees, said Robinson
told him that Broom & Pattinson
wanted the money and he gave out
the warrant. There was no record of
its having been ratified at a meeting
of the Board. Nothing was then said
about a previous cheque for cordwood,
nor did witness know that a previous
cheque had been issued. Mr. Robinson took the warrant from witness.
Robinson stated that the money to
Broom & Pattinson was a matter of
urgency. Witness never saw the
cheque issued until it vvas shown him
by Mr. Crehan. The $500 cheque issued was entered in order and sent
to Broom & Pattinson.
Replying to Mr. Ladner, he was
quite willing to lake any responsibility for a mistake he might have made,
and he did not pretend to be infallible.
The fact of a cheque not being entered  was purely an  oversight.
Mr. J. C. Todhunter, stationer, said
bis firm had had considerable dealing
with the School Board.    He had seen j
the  cheque  now  produced,  and   first.
received it from Spencer Robinson on j
July 5, 1911.   He did not know it was
Broom  &  Pattinson's  signature, but j
it was presented to witness for cash,
and witness gave Robinson a cheque
on his bank, but called Robinson's at-,
tention to the writing on the cheque,
and Robinson replied that there might!
be an error in drawing it out.
Cross-examined,  witness    said    he
had cashed other cheques for Robin-,
son  as  a  matter  of  accommodation, i
and   he  received   the     cheque    from \
Robinson, and not from someone who
might have been with Robinson at the
time.    At that time  witness had implicit confidence in Robinson.
At this stage a passage-at-arms occurred between Mr. Ladner and Magistrate Thomas.
Mr. Bull was cross-examining the
witness and Mr. Ladner objected.
Magistrate Thomas : You brought
the fact out, and he has a right to use
Mr. Ladner :   Mr. Bull knows what
bis rights are, and you don't.
Mr.  G.  G. Johnston,  clerk at the
eedingly interesting and she dealt
with the subject in a very practical
manner. As a result of the pleasing
way in which the topic was introduced
everyone present took an active part
in the open discussion. Another
feature of the evening which was very
much enjoyed was a solo given by
Miss  l-'inlev.
On Wednesday evening, June 26,
a good meeting is expected and a
hearty invitation is extended to all to
be present at this meeting. The topic-
is "Reading that is Worth While,"
and the leader will be Mr. W. R. Walling. This Society meets on Wednesday evenings at 8.30 oclock in St.
David's   Presbyterian   Church,   corner
Bodwell Road and Windsor Street.
Would Join Shaughnessy
Mr. R. McBride, J.P., has intimated
his intention to work for the amalgamation of River Road district with
that of Shaughnessy Heights, to form
I a separate municipality. Mr. McBride
! contends that both of these districts
have common interests which should
induce them to get together and
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Hys Story:   Much Work, More
Worry, a   Little Love, a  Little
Laughter    and   So Tie  Tears :  :
With    Impressions   and   Opinions    Thrown    In
Thii tenet will appeal week by week in the "Chinook," and be then
published ai a book by the Author
W v -��iu'-.<1               aV^al a^L
^Emt/ "vlfi
My infancy, as I have said, was spent in the North of in buckram." I rolled on the floor almost hysterical with
London. There were no electric tram cars then and to get laughter and my lalher and his old friend, John Rube.ry,
lo London City was quite a journey. My father and came in and found me rolling on the carpet and screaming
mother were both fond of the theatre, and as a child in with delight. "Shakespeare!" said "Jack" Ruberry, pick-
arms I was taken lo Sadlers Wells, the old Sadlers ing up the book, "a boy like thai cannot understand Shakes-
Wells Theatre associaled with Joey Crimaldi and Dib- pcare!" "Question him aboul it!" said my father, and
den. Of course these characters were not known to me, so satisfactorily did I explain my appreciation of the
except by tradition, but my father used to give such excel- humour of "falstaff and the men in buckram" that "Jack"
lent imitations of Grimaldi in "Hoi Codlins" and other Ruberry rewarded me with ihe present of a pretty pony,
old songs that it is difficult to make me believe that I never This must have been about the lime of the Crimean War,
saw Grimaldi in real life. I well remember the old Sadlers for my brother named the pony "Menschikoff," after a
Wells Theatre, which was rebuilt and altered from its old Russian general and "Men-shake-off" I thought a good
form in I 879 and opened by Miss Baleman, whose great name for that pony���until I learned lo stick on his back,
character was "Leah, the Jewess." The new house I The more I see of men the more I love dogs and horses,
frequently visited, especially when it was under the man- and I am ready lo believe any story you choose to tell me
agement of J. Arnold Cave���of whom more anon, but 0f the intelligence of a dog or a horse. I had a dog���he
it never answered so well as did the old playhouse where was called "Bo'sun" or "Boatswain," afler Byron's dog,
Samuel Phelps gave Shakespearian plays for almost 4,000 and I took him one day to visit the house of Captain
nights���producing thirty of Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" Raven, who had a pet monkey. The monkey hid under
running for 400 nights. This was in a suburb, almost a the table and "Bo'sun" happened lo turn his hind quar-
rural suburb of old London. The population was then, in ters in Jacko's direction. Seizing a hind leg in each paw,
some places, very poor and yet they appreciated Shakes- and the dog's tail between his teeth, the monkey gave
peare when produced as Phelps produced it with historical the dog such a "doing" and such a fright thai nothing
accuracy of scene and costume. could induce him to go down that road again.    As soon
I was taught to love Shakespeare actually in my cradle, as he got to the corner he would run home yelping.
Phelps was a visitor at my father's house and my brother       I  made  "Bo'sun"  an  actor,  such   a  good   actoi    that
drew a chalk portrait of him as Cardinal Wolsey.    That Matthews  and  Harrison,  the  celebrated  swordsmen,   had
chalk portrait has long since disappeared.     "Jack,"  said the dog to figure in their spectacular play,  "The  Forests
my father to me once, "no matter what subject you wish of Bondy."    So my  connection with  the stage began at
lo write about, speak about or think about, you will always a very early age, and has lasted until now.    I would not
find somehing in the Bible or in Shakespeare to illustrate part with my dramatic memories for���anything!
or illuminate that subject."    I have found that true and now'      I can just remember Phelps posing as Cardinal Wolsey
and ihen���if I may say so without egotism���I have some-1 for the chalk drawing and his figure  must have made a
One of the members of the Lawrence
Company at the Avenue Theatre
ils results are wonderful. The house
near the Nola gate excavated by Prof.
Spinazzola consists of a large entrance with a wide peristyle, or garden enclosed by a colonnade with a
fountain In the centre and groups of
surrounding rooms. Every fragment
of the building has been preserved,
and with a great deal of care and
patience put together, so that the
house has been practically recon
slructed. It stands now complete,
with its frescoed walls, its doors and
furniture, as it stood over 19 centuries
Leading His Wife by the Hand.
The bodies of its occupants are
still there too. The family, the husband leading his wife by the hand,
and two children clutched in the last
long embrace of terror and death,
tried to escape when the rain of ashes
and stones poured down from Vesuvius, but they wcre buried alive and
died near the door of their house,
where their skeletons have been discovered, and where the impressions
of their bodies in the hardened ashes
are moulded forever. One of the
children unwittingly helped the identification of its father, as his name,
Obcllius Firmtis, has been found
scratched on the wall by a child's
hand and at a child's height. The
servants of the family are there, too.
One climbed over a tree, but the
branch that bore him broke, and his
body was found still clinging to it as
he fell, and was buried tinder the
ashes. Another tried to escape from
a window in an upper room. Two
maids are near their master and mistress. The treasure chest of Obellius
Firmus was found intact. Nobody
thought of money and jewellery when
death was so near.
In   thc  street  of  Abundance   Prof.
Spinazzola   excavated   an   area   less
than a hundred feet square, which was
covered by successive strata of ashes
and Iapilli.    He carefully cleared and
removed   the   ashes   from   the   upper
strata and slopped the work until he
had completely restored and strengthened every part of the second storeys
of the houses, and preserved carefully
every fragment,  even    the    smallest.
Then   he   continued   the   excavation
down to the lowest strata, very slowly and carefully marking    the    place
where every object was found.   Within   a   limited  area   of  the   street  extending only    a    few    yards,    seven
houses   with    balconies    have    been
discovered.    This   discovery    is    al-
I most  unprecedented,  as   so  far  only
a single house with a balcony existed
at   Pompeii,  and  the  street  where  it
has been found has been named from
it.   The balconies discovered by Prof.
Spinazzola are, in most cases, intact.
One  of  them  is  decorated  by  spiral
columns,     heretofore     unknown     at
Pompeii, and all Ihe objects that were
found in them, the remains of a birdcage  in  one,  have been  preserved.
Election Placard.
The    recently    discovered    hous< i
have their  walls  coated  with  plaster
and stucco and adorned with frescoes
in bright colors.    Those overlooking
the  street  are  covered  with  inscriptions and so-called public notices recommending   the   various   candidates
for the municipal elections.    One of
these   electoral   notices   includes   the
names  of  two  women,   Asellina  and
Smyrine, who  requested  the  election
of Cains  Pollius  Fuscus  as duumvir.
Out of the 8,000 inscriptions discovered at Pompeii there are only two instances of women supporting the candidature  of a  man  for  public  office.
One is that of a women whose name
appears with that of her husband, and
Sadler's Wells Theatre
what astonished people by the aptness of a quotation from great impression upon me, (or long years afler when it was
Shakespeare���-the result of an early training in  "the im- announced that Henry Irving would play Cardinal Wolsey
mortal bard.                                       ^                                     I I remember my heart gave a great thump and I determined
A publisher was preparing a big "Slang Dictionary" for to see him.
the press when I happened to walk into his office. i  did see  Henry  Irving as  "Cardinal  Wolsey"  at his
Lome now,    said the publisher,    g.ye me a quotation own inviiation and thereby hangs a tale���but "that's an-
rom  Shakespeare  for  the  title  page  of  this  Slang  Die- olher story." preparing myself for my visit t0 the Lyceum
t.ouary.       Instantly I gave h.m,    Oh    sweet Porha   here i read Shakespeare's "Henry VIII."     1 visited as far as
are a _ few  of  the unpleasantest  words  that ever  blotted i C0UJd the scenes dep;cted in lhe drama and i  ,ead an
paper -which so pleased h.m that in about two minutes articje in "Tne English Illustrated Magazine" on "Henry
TU ec?ur a TycLac.cePtable ���W* .    ,       I VIII. on the Stage," by Mr.  Hawkins, a member of the
lhe Bible and Shakespeare���I have never tired ol; sta(r of the London "Times." Fifty years ago, I may say. a
reading both those inspired books and I feel it no irrever-, visit to the theatre was he -an even," in a fami,y
ence to bracket them together. j Theatre going was not so common as it is now, and in om
A King ol Spain looking from his window, saw a ; family j, was made of educational value. I have learned
student, book m hand, rolling on the grass in a paroxysm; more nistory from ,he nove|s of Sir Walter Scott and from
of laughter.        ITiat man has either gone mad���or he is   the p|ays of Shakespeare than ever I learned al school or
leading Don Quixote," said the King.
I am reminded of this by recalling that the first thing
I remember reading was the story of Falstaff and his "men
(Ti.   be   contii nedl
who, presumably, owned the house
on which the notice was painted; and
the other is an anonymous inscription saying that "the little sweetheart of Sabinus is working for his
It is possible that Asellina and
Smyrine, who recommended the election of Fuscus, were suffragettes.
Prof. Spinazzola is inclined to believe that they were the barmaids in
a wineshop discovered close by in an
admirable state of preservation and
complete in every detail. The wineshop is a typical Thermopolium,
which corresponds to a modern bar,
where hot drinks, generally wine
mixed with water and an infusion of
spices and aromatic herbs, the favorite beverage of the ancients, were
sold. For the first time in history
the sign of an ancient Thermopolium,
consisting of a fresco representing
wine jars and amphoras of different
sizes and shapes, has been discovered,
and in the shop itself, not only the
glasses, drinking cups, bottles, and
jars have been found, but also the
metal kettle set in one end of the
counter and used for heating the water to be served with hot drinks. The
vessel was found still two-thirds full
of water���preserved for 19 centuries.
On the counter several small coins
were scattered, the money taken in
during the day, and in one corner was
the box for keeping the gold and silver coins still intact. The cellar has
not yet been explored.
Near the wineshop there is a fountain, and behind it there is a  street
shrine with a large fresco representing the 12 divinities of Pompeii and
their attributes; and a painting of four
priests offering a sacrifice. The altar
on which the sacrifice is offered is
there, too; identical to the representation in the wall painting; and on it
are the ashes and the unburnt charcoal from the last sacrifice. Prof.
Spinazzola is now excavating a large
temple which has already been identified from a frieze representing a sacrificial procession of thc Ccrealia, the
feasts in honor of Ceres; and his careful work will continue until the undisturbed portion of the street of
Abundance whieh leads to the Amphitheatre is entirely unearthed.
A new era is dawning on Pompeii.
We knew already the life of its
houses; and we are now learning that
of its streets. Three-fifths of the city
is in ruins, but the remaining two-
fifths, which is yet unearthed, will be
laid bare and preserved as the inhabitants left them when they fled from
the eruption.
Fire Chief Wand submitted his report of the past month's work to the
Fire Committee on Wednesday evening. It stated that seventeen fires
had occurred in the municipality during the month. The Chief asked the
committee for a new chemical engine, which he said was necessary in
thc   prevention   of  the   spreading   of
flames,    The committee granted  the
New uniforms will be ordered for
the firemen and the fire stations improved, which will add to the comfort of the firemen. A report regarding the boring of the Municipal wells
was read. The well at Central Park
had been bored to a depth of 200ft.,
and that on Victoria Road to a depth
of 187ft., and this shows a good
How of water.
On Tuesday a deputation attended
the meeting of the Board of Works
to present a petition from property
owners, ratepayers and business men
requesting the board to proceed witlt
the improvement of Commercial
Drive. Mr. Findlay, on behalf of the
deputation, produced a letter from the
Vancouver city engineer's office to the
effect that if the South Vancouver
council would do the rocking of certain portions of thc road, the city authorities would be willing to do their
share of the work required.
Councillor Allen said he was under
the impression that Commercial
Drive was quite capable of catrying
the traffic and that there were other
street.; upon which money could be
spent to better advantage, but he
might be mistaken, and if it would
satisfy the deputation he would go
into the matter with the engineer and
Sei what could be done. Mr. Findlav
said they would be quite satisfied if
Councillor Allen and the engineer
would go into the matter. SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912
On  Saturday Next
We are making a special show of
very special prices. Also special bargains in all other departments.
Chas. Owen
3516 Main Street Cor. 19th Ave.
First School Board in S. Vancouver
The B. C. Wine Co.
Carry a large and well-assorted stock of selected Wines and
Sole Agents for
D. & J. McCalltun's "PERFECTION"' SCOTCH
H. Simpson & Co.'s "BLUE FUNNEL" SCOTCH
Whitbreail & Co.'s LONDON' ALE AND STOUT
l'hone : Seymour 312
Special   deliveries   every   Tuesday   and   Friday   mornings   to
South Vancouver
Bringing their clothes to
The Swiss Cleaners & Dyers
Lecause their work is so perfect that it cannot lie beat.
.All work guaranteed to lie first class.    A trial is all we ask.
Prices very reasonable.
Swiss French Dry Cleaners and Dyers J
Box 316, City Heights P. 0.
(The Economy Market)
Round Steak _' lb for 35c
Shoulder Steak 2 lb for 25c
Shoulder Mutton Chop 2 lb. for 35c
Trimmed Shoulder Pork Chop per lb., 20c
Trimmed Loin of Pork per lb. 22c
Home-made Brawn per lb., 15c; 2 lb. for 25c
We still have Wilson's fine Bacon at 20c a pound
���half or whole.
Finest Beef Dripping, 500 lb., at 10c.
We also have Fresh Vegetables daily
The Beer Without a Feer
Phone :   Fairmont 429
At the present time, when so much
interest   is  being  centred  in   South
Vancouver Scl I Board affairs, it is
interesting   to   turn   to   the   original
School   Committee,  at    they    were
j termed in tin- early days.   We believe
I that the lirst school Ml limit at Col
lingwood, ami when application was
i made to the Government for a grant
!���. build the school, only a sufficient
sum oi money wrai allowed to pay tl"'
building contractor. There wai noth
ing tor the clearing oi iln- ground,
so iln- School Trustees took off their
coats and sei to ami cleared the
ground themselves, along with any
little help they received. The mem
ben of the first committee wire
Messrs. Jove.-, Matthews ami Stoni
Kim interest at thai time was taken
in the election, and 'lie voting w;n ai
' follows : Slum- 20, Joyce 19, Mat
thews I'i. Unsuccessful, J Rae, ex
Ri evi
In iii- following year great interest
was aroused in tlie election, ami as
the time drew mar ami every votei
had given .mi how lie intended i"
vote, it was understood hy both
parti, s that tlie election was going to
lie pretty Hear a tie. The flay of 'In
nomination came .-10.111111, ami both
factions, Rae ami Stone, were there
for tin- nomination ami election. The
Rae party thought to gain an advan
tage. They nominated om- of their
supporters as chairman, ami another
a- secretary of tin- meeting 'I he
Stone party iliil not oppose tins. So
\ M Wells was elei ted to the chair.
The chairman and Secretary were nol
allowed to vote. After the counting
of the cou-s. they were found to
read as follows : 31 for the chairman's
parly, ami 32 for the Stone party, so
thai the Stone parly gained their vie-
tory hy allowing the opponents the
chairmanship and secretary's place
at the meeting. After the ballot was
counted one can easily imagine the
chagrin of the losers at throwing then-
victory   away.
Tin- following year the Rae party
were determined that they wen- nol
going p. throw the victory away in
iln- same manner.    I >n the nomination
ami   election   day   the. chairmanship
was   offered   to   Mr.   Stone,   hut   he
declined   the   honor,     It     was     then
offered to every om- of his friends,
hut il was also declined hy them. The
other side also refused to allow one
of   Iheir   party   to   occupy   the   1 hai;
When   \2  o'clock   came   ihe   meeting
was ..if    '|']k   Covernmenl was noti
lied that no election had taken  pi.,, .
Tiny  then ordered another meeting
At tins meeting Mr. Stone agreed to
lake iln chair.    Tin- opposition, think
ing he was up to some tnek on them,
nominated om- ..f their side a - ���-
laiy      Thi-   nullified   a   vote   on   each
side.   After the election the counting
commenced,    It  was tally, tally  right
lo   the   ,nd      Afu-r   every   paper   had
thoroughly examined and seruti
nized, Mr  Stone called out, "Say. Joe,
how goes 11.'" J  Bowman, tin- present
school   architect,   acting   a-   counter
for tin- Stone party, replied, "A tally
at   31."    " \ll   right.  Joe,"   Mr    Stone
-aid;       >. e   ha\ e   goi   'em   again.        I
have a casting vole in case of a tie
So   one-   more   iln-   Stone   party   was
.1 '  rious
Of ii. inst members of this com
nittee, we understand Mr. Matthews
- dead. Mr. Joyce is still living, also
Mr. Stone, v> ho i- at pn senl living ..11
the River road. Mr. Stone ceased to
take any active interest after Goi
ernmenl control of the schools was
given up. and a School Board Wi -
Many   and    rare   are   the   retinitis
:encea Mr   Stone can give of the old
timers   in    tin Be   days.     Today      we
grumble   and   growl   In cans,-   ue   imagine the car take- too long to come
fi 1 in   the   l'it\'.   hut   in   thi - ���   days
tin-re   wa-   only   a   trail   down   to   the
river   on   the   road   where   the   Muni
cipal   Hall   noi-.   is     When   a   log  lay
across it a 4fl   piece was em off the
log to enable a horse to pa-s     A man
then  had  either  to  travel on   foot   ,,r
go on horseback.    Wages then wcr
from  75c  to  ..tu-  dollar  per  dav.     A
man   wa~   always   thankful   when   he
could   gel   enough   work   to   obtain   a
square meal.    Slowly bul  surely  tin
raids  of  the-e  old Inner-  are   getting
thinned out    Those thai are left givi
one an idea of iln- hardy type of man
���hood  that   first   wrestled   from  nature
and brought  under a state of cnltiva
tion  that  municipality  of  which   wi
' are justly proud.
hat been able to support a team in
'he professional ranks, and with
South Vancouver bordering so closely
on the city, th.-re 1- even more rea
-on that a club representing this place
should gather public support, it is
lo be hoped that arrangements may
!,. completed next year, giving South
Vancouver representation in tlu P. ('
I.. A. It would be a good thing for
South Vancouver and a good thing
for the game.
* *    *
The   race   in     the     Northwestern
League  continues  to be one of the
prettiest which the fan in any part of
lh. globe "her. bas.-ball is played
ever had im opportunity of wit-
ni ssing \ll tin- teams continue to
be bunched si - closi ly thai but a few
games would alter the entire standing
of ih.- im-mbers of the organization.
A well balanced league is one of the
problem- with which all baseball organizations have to grapph . and in
the case of the Northwestern I.
-.������ar the problem seems to have
solved itself. 1 )f comse the Van
ouvei club is the favorite in the runabouts, while others have
also conceded them a good charfci
if winning the pennant for th- -���������
ond time in succession.   The strength
of  il ther  clubs  makes  nothing  a
certainty, however, and while the p -
-���! ilities are that the Beavers will
emerge with the 'uniting, it should
-iily I; after a race which should
-'and for all time a- a '.-cord in the
Northwestern League.
* *   *
Wiih ih. season of the Northwest
mi League only nicely under way. the
1 ig bag.u- are casting eyes around
fi - lil ely lo..king talent, and the man
agemenl of the Vancouver Club i-
heing besieged with offers for their
-lar Iwirler, Jimmy Clark.    The Bea
-     ���    ��� string pitcher looks liki
1 e-t bet in iln- Northwestern Leagu
and Bob Brown ha- been busy a"
tig io the various strings which an
11 n g sent ..lit for Ins services
I:--!. Brown :- the mosl successful
nanager in iln- Northwestern League,
ir, for that matter, in many leagues,
11 ih-- way of development of young
Jayers. Every year Bob turns out a
iiinrh of youngsters who look good
���o tlie majors, and in many cases they
'lave -ruck with faster company,
\-'- yourself why tin- Beaver ina-ia-
���������' has !���������- n -o successful in th   man
j evenly   balanced   and   greater   things
I may be expected    Although lhe sea-
    is   only    nicely    under   way,   the
position   of  the   Giants   is   one   which
i they  will  probably  retain   throughout
I the distance.
No feature in the face so plainly
tells the history of its posse -or as
the mouth Try as we will, our
mouths and lips are a record of our
livi s.
'J hin lipped ��om, n an 1 arelj ol
social or impulsive natures.
They an- frequently highly  inti lice
���ual. but nol emotional.   The girl with
thin   lips   ihould   guard  against   her
naturally contracted tendencies.
Sin- should fore- hersell to expand,
10 gn e rather  than  to hoard
very emotional men and women
rai ely if ei er have thin Ii))- A well
known writer say- :   "The vital forces
��� defective in thin -lippi d people,
Tie- milk of human kindni - in their
natures 1- ,.- a rule, both scanty and
-- iur     'I hey an   hard,  nol   -
' and their -oul- are in tim tracl d
il a- their lips The thin-lipped,
although they may be avaricious -oid
ac.|ui-iti-.���-. are seh ual.   They
-are   sapli --   '" 11   lhe   arid   ���
ol life, They cannot give �� hat the)
have not goi. They want, but don'l
givi . Their ho, is ti.in f.,r man,
v. 1 -man, or child."
Signs of Selfishness
Lips ih..' are coarse, puffed, and
large belong to coarse natures
When iln- .-utline ,,f the mouth is
refined, li| - neither thick nor thin,
with gently curved and undulating
outline-, tin- indications are for a refined nature, delicacy, and gentleness
of maimer.
When the under lip is very full and
projects, ih.- tendency 1- toward s. 11-
stialiiy Many very - lii-h persons
have iln- under lip. It can be eon
trolb-d and reduci d iii size by the
manner of life of the subject who is
willing to reali-e his defect, and
through persistent self-control correct  them.
When both the lips are full, and
moist, .and of good colour the indication i- for health, buoyancy, great
sociability and a strong, loving nature.
with these lips there is o. - 1
lent intellectual capacity and moral
strength The men and women with
' hi le m- lUths nol only bee..111.- great
workers, but work ..11 a fine and
moral plane.
Don't  Trust  Smooth  Lips
Women    with    full-lipped   mouths
generally  retain  their youthful  spirits
throughout   their   lives,  arc  delightful
companions, and  are  strongly   11.
Perfectly smooth lips are nol to be
trusted implicitly in matters of friend
A   short  upper  lip  indicates   .
and greal love of approbation.    Photo
graphers saj thai short-lipped women
are  their besl   clients,    Tlu-ir  vanity
1- flattered bj constantly reproducing
their own features for the admiration
of the public    11 is a matter of re
thai   the  so-called  professional  beauties   \i le.  are  mosl     frequently    ex
ploited  by  their  photographers  have
nine tenths of them  this char.-,  I
tic sign.
lb-ware of the woman with the
sneering or scornful mouth, one such
person in a family is able to make
life a veritable torture for everyone
concerned. The scornful mouth has
a perpetual curie to the upper lip.
and a slight crease or fold under '!;.-
lower lip. The woman who tal'.s
- magnetic and loves to hear
Ii -peak ha- almost always an
attractive mouth and she is ���
':-���  ning  to.
South    Vancouver    Tramway
Comment on Sporting Events
Installing 'Phone Cables
The British Columbia Telephone
Company is installing its new cable
system in D. L. 301. The main poles
are being placed on Prince Edward
Avenue, with branch extensions
through the cross streets.
Asked 12.000 Questions
Commissioner Crehan states that
during last week he estimates that he
asked 12,000 questions in the course
of his public enquiry into the affairs
of the School Board.
Willi om: quarter of the League
fixtures wiped olf the slate, the New
Westminster team is leading in thc
British Columbia Lacrosse Association race. The Royals are setting a
hot pace for the Minto Cup-holders
this year, and Con Jones evidently has
a tight on to keep the cup in Vancouver. Accidents to players in the Van
couver club have no doubt handicap
ped the Minto Cup-holders in their
last two matches with the old champions. Not slow to take their advantage, the Royals are pushing thc
race their hardest, and where the
Vancouver! looked to have the cup
firmly nailed down, it now appears as
if the Royals have just as good a
chance of winning back the old piece
of silverware as the Vancouver team
has of holding it for another season.
The form displayed by the Royals
this year has been one of the surprises of the local season. There
were many who thought that they had
run their race a year ago when they
dropped the cup to the Vancouver!,
but the old champions seem to have
caught a second lease of life, and they
are about as formidable an aggregation as ever. Just what that means
is easily realized by those who have
followed the fortunes of the old
champions in the past few years.
Always a hard team to beat under
any circumstances and conditions,
with the possibility of again styling
themselves world's champions the
task will be one just so much more
The inability of Con Jones to field
his strongest team is all the more
noticeable coming at a time of the
year when the advantage rests with
the club which can get away to the
best start. Westminster is now two
clear games ahead of the champions,
and the latter will have to step lively
during the next couple of weeks or
they will have a task ahead of them
which will be almost insurmountable.
��   *   *
Thc hard feeling which has always
existed   between   the   Vancouver   and
Westminster clubs again cropped up
in the game in Vancouver a week ago.
Players were cut up badly oil both
teams, and neither club could be ac
cused of indifference in laying on the
hickory. The trouble in the ti. C. La
crosse Association is thai there an
not enough clubs to the organization
The same players meet week in and
week out, and this ha- been going on
ill some cases for years. With a
game which can never be described
as a parlor attraction, it lends itself
admirably as an avenue for players to
pay back old scores which in many
cases have been standing for years
New teams arc wanted in the It. C.
L. A., and until they are secured it
seems as if penalties on and off the
field will hardly serve to minimize
these displays of bad temper and
feelings. The referees may hand out
penalties on the field and the com
missioners may follow them Up with
legislation, hut after all it is the infusion of new clubs into the organization which is the only solution of the
t    *    *
For a time during the past winter
it looked as if a club might be launched in Victoria, hut the capital fell futile wayside, though there is just thc
chance that they may sec their way
clear to support a club in the organization next summer. Victoria has
gone baseball mad this season, and
with a club in the national game
which would rank up with the other
clubs in the league there is no reason why lacrosse should not be just
as popular there as in either Vancouver or New Westminster.
There is one other place, too.
which must be considered sooner or
later in any discussion of expansion
of the British Columbia Lacrosse
League, and that is South Vancouver.
South Vancouver is well over city
dimensions in both area and popula
tion. and there is every chance that a
club started hero would be a success. Westminster, with much less
population, is able, and for years past
agemenl  of  teams  ami  you  will  be
ci infrollted ai  once ��iih tin   fact that
lie  possesses     the    happy    facull
combining - asoned playi rs ol known
ability    -i :tl;    y mngsters     Thai   ha-
beeu th, record of bob Brown in ihe
Northwestern League, and tlie n
,\ hy    he   ha-   led      111.. ,      , hampioi
teams on the Pacific Coast than
-.'her manager.    While he ha-   -
\ c tor the players of recognized ca
bre. hi- ability to distinguish the in  -
promising  players  from  the long  h-.
of young  players  wh,,    each    spring
present themselves is an outstanding
feature   of   his   managerial   ventures
Largely   has   Ilis  success  been   gained
through the youngsters.  The old must
always give  way  to  the young     Tin
manager who can discriminate in se
lecting the talent of today   which will
be Ihe  seasoned  players of the years
to come, i- the manager who will lead
champion organizations.    Bob Brown
is such a manager.
*    *    *
While there is a good deal of inter
est  in  the  race  in  the  Northwestern
League, fans watch thc running of the
clubs   in   the   big   leagues   with   keen
eyes.    In the National League everything points to a repetition of the New
York Giants bringing home thc bacon.
The  Giants  are  not  only  strong  on
their home grounds, but they are hard
j to beat while on  the road, and with
: the  Chicago  Cubs and  the  Pittsburg
I Pirates  going  back.   McGraw  should
j have  little  less   than  a  walk  over  in
[ the old organization.
In the American League the
World's Champion Athletics are having their troubles, and while they are
not leading Ban Johnson's organization, they will undoubtedly be in the
thick of it when the final test comes.
A year ago thc Athletics made a poor
showing during thc beginning of the
season, hut weeks before the race was
over they had the championship under
a lock and key. Boston and Chicago,
and even Washington, arc going
strongly now. but when Connie
Mack's men strike their true gait,
temporary idols will be quickly shattered. The American League race is
the one which fans will watch with
greatest interest in the major organization.     There   the   teams   are   more
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IF present indications are tu he trusted, Vancouver will
be hard put to it to carry away from New Westminster premier honors in harbor development in llrilish
Columbia.     Nor is Victoria in better case in  this respect
than   her big neighbor on the Mainland.     One Victoria
newspaper berates the member for the island city because
of his inactivity, and sneers at the member for Vancouver because il thinks he is showing activity which is futile
in kind and unseemly in degree. Contemplation ol the
attitude of the two big cities of Hritish Columbia at present is not inspiring; to turn lo New Westminster is a
relief. Victoria bewails the circumstance that so little
is being done by the Government to develop her resources
as a port, and. at the same lime, tries to convince herself
that Government agencies can do nothing of real conse-
quence to develop the port of Vancouver. Vancouver
waits for the Government lo act, and beguiles the tedium
of waiting by "rooting" and talking. New Westminster
City Council, on the other hand, proceeds with a scheme
for dredging and deepening the Fraser and prepares a
comprehensive Harbor Money Bylaw for the endorsation
of Ihe ratepayers, and Royal City private enterprise,
prompt lo follow the example set by the City Council, embarks upon such a scheme of wharf construction on the
river above the bridge as Vancouver with all her vaunted
business enterprise merely dreams or talks about doing.
New Westminster deserves credit for the enterprise
that is being displayed al a juncture in the affairs of the
cities on the Canadian Pacific seaboard which has not been
surpassed in importance since the girdle of steel was first
thrown across the far western Rockies to the sea. No one
pretends to doubt that the opening of a new trade route
between the eastern and western hemispheres, such as the
Panama Canal, will work great changes on the Pacific
Coast. It will prove to be the twentieth-century realisation of the fabled and fancied Northwest Passage. It is
difficult, indeed, to find in history an event so charged
with importance to the commerce of the world as this
cutting of a continent in two by the digging of a ditch.
It is recognized that the opening of the Panama Canal
will affect materially and for all time the trading cities
of the west coast of Canada, extending commerce in some
directions, modifying traffic in others, and in some cases
changing the character of cities and communities. New
Westminster is alone among these cities ill starting in to
do her share of the work of getting ready.
At a time like the present, emulation, and not rivalry
and envy, should prevail among the cities on the Canadian Pacific coast. Let Victoria and New Westminster
concede by silence the possibility that a rich, deep vein
of pure humor runs through occasional Vancouver references to "has heens," "moss backs," et al.; but let New
Westminster keep on and Victoria join in demonstrating
the fact that a city that has already been, finds it natural
and congenial and easy to be once more. Above all, let
Greater Vancouver wake up.
Governments, like Providence, help those who help
hemsclves. Between a Government candidate's belief in
what he can do to help his constituent! and thc communities in which they reside when he seeks their suffrages and his sometimes dramatically sudden realization
of his comparative impotence when he becomes a unit in
the machinery of elective Government a great gulf has
been fixed. Mr. Stevens' unexplained absence from the
smokers' concert tendered him by the South Vancouver
Hoard of Trade was undoubtedly the most eloquent event
ill Mr. Stevens' political history. The Government will do
its duty by South Vancouver and will profit hy doing it. or
it will fail to th. its duty and will suffer for Ihe failure;
but neither Government performance nor Government
failure to perform relieves Greater Vancouver of such
responsibility in the matter of harbor improvement as has
been promptly accepted by New Westminster and by New
Westminster business men,
Words which appeared in another column on this page
in last week's issue of "The Greater Vancouver Chinook"
cannot be repealed too often.   They are these ;
"In order to handle such trade the whole of the
district of the future 'Greater Vancouver' has to be
commercially developed, and in order to develop each
point of 'Greater Vancouver,' all around the peninsula formed by Hurrard Inlet and the Eraser River,
not a single point of that peninsula, river and sea
coast line must be sacrificed for the benefit of any
particular part���that is to say, New Westminster,
South Vancouver, Burnaby, Ebume, Point Grey, Vancouver, North Vancouver and North Burnaby must
each develop its own resources according to its own
potentialities. No one place must sap itself for the
benefit of any other. Each district must apply its own
borrowing power and thc product of its taxes in its
own particular location. Not one of these at present
outlying districts must give the ward aldermen of the
new city of Vancouver the right and the power to
squander ils commercial possibilities on its water-
frontage by presenting it on a platter to any of thc
railways who have to come and who ask for switching yards. They must not expose themselves to the
possibility of being robbed for the benefit of thc
present nucleus, Vancouver."
ind sorry was the wayfarer on a sidewalk to leeward of
a heavy horse of shambling gait. The swift automobile
left a miniature dust storm in thc path that marked its
pa-sage,  and   lhe  man  in   the  street  gritted  his   teeth  in
impotent fury.
This was true in varying degree of all the streets. The
highways m which discomfort was least experienced
were those thai were planked, but, as a rule, there was
no escape from Ihe annoyance. Nor was there any abatement Bacteriology has done much to increase public
apprehension of the evil agencies that lurk in dust, but
except in the vasty deep and the illimitable sky there was
no help for South Vancouver. Main Street sweltered in
heat, and ils merchants miscried in dust. Sportive winds
caught up the powdery covering from the street in clouds,
and strewed it mischievously in thc most carefully kept
stores. Dust swirled and eddied in the air that was agitated by the passing street cars; dust mingled with the
air that men and women and children breathed; everywhere dust was king. Hut on Tuesday morning it was
manifest thai relief had arrived. Jupiter Pluvius, that personage with whom none save sporting writers are on
familiar terms, came to the rescue. The dust was drenched, garden and field were refreshed, the air was cleansed,
and man and beast breathed freely.
Must every dry spell in South Vancouver involve experiences like that? Can nothing be done lo allay the
dust nuisance? In a land of mountains and streams and
rivers and dykes, can no system or method of water
storage and distribution be devised which will make it
possible for business lo be carried on ill the principal
business streets during summer under conditions other
than those which govern or attend travelling by caravan in
an Arabian desert? This time, of course, the elements
came to relieve the situation, but will they always do so
in such circumstances? Assuredly it is not well that the
municipality should be at the mercy of the elements in
such matters.
Obviously, South Vancouver, at the present stage of
her history, has much to do���much that must be done, and
criticism should be helpful rather than destructive and
fault-finding; but in this instance thc comparatively brief
spell of drought found and exposed the fault, and thc
community felt it. "The Greater Vancouver Chinook,"
as in duty bound, chronicles the fact and leaves with the
Civic Fathers the suggestion that now, with the summer
little more than well begun, consideration should be given
to providing means of dealing with such a situation when
it arises.
A CCORDING to reports given out by intending settlers
** in Ihe Langley district, "Good Roads" Taylor would
have great difficulty in convincing the residents of that
Killing that he has even begun to live up to his name. "The
Greater Vancouver Chinook" has no fault to find with
the Canadian Highways Association, or with the movement to build a highway through the Dominion from
coast to coast. A week or two ago we went so far as to
publish, with thc tacit endorsement which publication in
such circumstances entails, an article from the pen of
the secretary of lhe association in which that official set
forth iit some length lhe advantages which it is believed
will result from the construction of this national highway,
Hon. Thomas Taylor, Provincial Minister of Public Works,
has lent his countenance to the undertaking, and in return he has been called "Good Roads" Taylor. Langley
considers that in this Mr. Taylor gets more than he deserves.
Approval of the building of a transcontinental highway
can never outweigh neglect of nor inadequate provision for
the maintenance of the highways within the province, The
people of British Columbia welcome tourists and approve
of lhe multiplication of means of tourist travel; but the
province wants settlers far more than it wants automo-
bilists. and Ihe sobriquet "Good Roads" Taylor is a misnomer so long as mads in Langley remain in the condition they arc in at present. It is a reproach to the
Provincial Works Department that settlers should be
seeking lands in Langley and be debarred from them by
lack of roads.
Until relief has been brought and improvement made,
the lion. Mr, Taylor should deny the soft impeachment
that he is "Good Roads" Taylor. The construction of one
highway which is largely extra-provincial in its character
and scope is not sufficient foundation for a sobriquet being applied to a provincial minister when the condition of
loads in at least one Riding in lhe province justifies the
suspicion that the name has been bestowed in irony and
Hands Across the Sea
It can hardly he regarded as matter for surprise that
when, on Tuesday, Premier McBride broke lhe silence
which he has preserved since his return from England
���ii the result of his conference with thc directors of the
I'.. C, E. R, company, he had to report that nothing had
been accomplished���that no concessions had been made
by the company. The problem of transportation in the
municipalities grouped around Vancouver is a problem
by no means easy of solution, and. it is one that presses
increasingly every day. Il is well that a spirit of reasonableness should pervade the deliberations between the
various councils and the company, and that the necessities
as well as lhe difficulties of the situation should be kept
constantly in mind.
Last week it was dust : this week it was fire that carried
to the mind of thc citizen an added impression of the
inadequacy of the water system. No fault lies with the
Water Department, but the water service, good as far as
it goes, stops woefully short of adequacy. The industrial
magnate seeking a location for his business lays stress
on the water supply and the lire-fighting equipment, In
thc two civic departments referred to there are ability,
experience and courage, but means and equipment are
lacking. The settler, like the industrial capitalist, insists
upon having a good water supply. The lack of it is a
shackle upon the progress of South Vancouver.
HTIIE welcome rain last week brought needed
moisture to the thirsty soil in garden and field.
Also, it made walking on the streets much more pleasant,
rid the life of the car conductor of much unnecessary
discomfort, made existence more enjoyable for the tidy
shopkeeper, and, generally, made glad the heart of man.
Till Tuesday morning the inhabitant of South Vancouver had plenty of opportunity to realize what thoroughly, flagrantly dusty streets mean. Horses traversed
the municipality more than fetlock deep in dust, and sad
It is interesting to note that the Board of Trade and the
Improvement Associations within the bounds of the municipality of South Vancouver are giving evidence of a keen
and intelligent sense of the importance of the visit of Hon
Mr. Monk a few weeks hence. This is an occasion which
calls for the burying of all local jealousies and for united
action for the common good.        '
"Shadows avaunt! Richard's himself again!" Or words to that effect.
It was foreshadowed in this column
that the redoubtable "Dick" had gone
lo see Ihe King on matters of the
highest importance. Ile did, but the
matter that was of Ihe highest importance was the knightly spurs, or
their modem equivalent. Dick is now
a carpet knight so trim, and in camp
ii leader sage. Well, perhaps, after
all. his visit to the Old Country was
not in vain, and again, perhaps no
man deserves the honor more. Here's
to him!
* *    t
What is Canada going to do in the
way of establishing a Navy to lend
a hand to Ihe Mother-country should
the latter need it? Some light was
thrown on the subject at the Congress of the Chambers of Commerce
in London, and a practical suggestion
was made by the Vancouver delegate,
Mr. A. McCandless. What the representative from the West thought the
contribution from the Dominion
should be was ten million dollars. But
that is a mere fleabite. Why, it would
provide one Dreadnought and a submarine, and while half a loaf is better than no bread, such an addition
to the Imperial Navy has a decidedly
parsimonious smack about it, in view
of the extent and wealth of this country. What is to prevent it giving
more than twice that amount? If a
comparison is made between the extent of seaboard on the eastern coast
of England and the coastline in eastern and western Canada, it will be seen
that the suggestion, though it shows
the true and patriotic spirit, falls far
short of the mark, and there will have
to be a lot of thinking again. At the
same time, the important fact must
not he overlooked that Canada is wide
awake to this question of naval defence.
* *    ��
Private advices received in Vancouver indicate that the transportation
strike in England will have its effect
so far as immigration into Canada is
concerned. Economic conditions
across the Atlantic are just now
rapidly changing, whether for better
or worse it would be difficult to determine, but that a radical metamorphosis is coming about cannot be denied. The advices referred to state
that as a result of the labor troubles
that are continually taking place in
the United Kingdom many of the
workers have decided to give that
country a wide berth���in other words,
that they intend to cast its dust from
off their feet. It will be a loss to
England; but will it be a gain to
Canada, for which a large number of
them are heading or are making ready
to sail? It might not be inadvisable
for those in authority to have the
fact made clear beyond doubt that
there is no room in the premier province of the Dominion for men who
live, move, and have their being in
labor squabbles. If they come with
the intention of working and settling
down as good citizens, they will be
doubly welcome.
* *   *
The scarcity of women in Canada,
and particularly In the north-westt-rn
parts, has long been a problem that
lias taxed the minds of not a few of
our public men. Financial and other
inducements have been held out to
the women of the Old Country to
throw in their lot with thc future of
Canada, and to some extent there has
been a response. Not, however, in a
degree that would satisfy anyone. Of
late there has been a fluttering in the
dovecots of the fair ones across the
seas. The outlook in the matrimonial
market just now is not a bright one,
and small blame, therefore, to the
women who have become dissatisfied
with iheir lot and have made up their
minds to cross the briny ocean. A
few days ago there was quite a shipload of them who arrived at Montreal en route to join their husbands
to be. Welcome, thrice welcome,
fair maids! More of your color are
wanted in this part of the King's dominions.
* *    *
A baronet, a soldier, and now a
commercial traveller, or in other
words a drummer. Such has been the
career of Sir Edward Murray, who
arrived ill Vancouver a few days ago
wilh his samples���to wit, cigarettes.
Scottish of thc Scotch, Sir Ned conducts the business that he has taken
tqi like one to the manner born, and
has made it a success, too. Though
connected wdth several of the most
noble families of North Britain, he
disdains the use of "side." His appearance is not suggestive of the titled
one, but rather of a hustling, bustling
Yankee, who is out with thc goods
and means to get there. As agent for
one of the best-known brands of
Egyptian cigarettes, he rather fancies
himself, and what he docn't know of
the tricks of the trade is not worth
knowing. The baronetcy of which he
is the present holder dates back to
1626. Emigrating to America a year
before that, thc Murrays soon carved
a way for themselves, as so many of
their countrymen are doing at the
present time. To give him his full
title, he is Lieut.-Coionel Sir Edward
Robert Murray, Bart.
Blasting accidents are comparatively few in this neighborhood, and regret over thc death of Mrs. Tomkinson
who was killed by a slump falling through her tent home
on Tuesday last, is sincere. It is entirely proper that a
searching inquiry into the circumstances attending the
fatality should be made.
Alleged Wanton Waste of Water
Evil is sometimes wrought by want
of thought, and this appears to be the
case in regard to South Vancouver's
water supply. While Superintendent
Mullett and his staff are straining
every nerve to keep the municipality
supplied with sufficient water for domestic and drinking purposes, it is reported that a number of citizens are
using it for purposes forbidden by the
bylaw. The most charitable construction to put upon their action is
that they do not stop to think. For
instance, it is a wicked and wanton
waste, when there is a shortage in thc
supply, to use a water hose on the
garden or leave taps to run to waste.
No excuse will justify such action.
However, in face of what is happening, Chief Wand has given it out that
the law will be enforced in every case
where residents arc caught infringing the bylaw.
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Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
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first block from Fraser Street.   On good terms.
Three building Lots, 33x132, facing south, on Forty-eighth Avenue,
Just west of Fraser Street.    $2,800 for the three.
Two Lots, 49th Avenue Southern exposure, midway between
Fraser and Main Streets.   $950 each, on terms.
Three cleared^ Lots, 34x116, to lane, facing south, on Fifty-eighth
Avenue, just off Fraser.   $850 each; easy terms.
Three cleared Lots, 59th Avenue (Page Road), 37)4x112, to lane,
at car terminus. $1050 each, on good terms.
Two Lots, high location, facing south, 59th Avenue, close to
Victoria Drive.   $550 each; a snap.
Two subdivisions, 63rd Avenue (Rosenburg Road). $550 per lot,
and up to $700.    Very easy terms.
One eight-room and one four-room modern bungalow, 49th
Avenue. Large rooms, fireplace, panelled hall and living rooms,
beamed ceiling���everything that affords comfort in a home. To see
them, if you want a home, means to buy.
Modern houses to rent, from 3 to 7 rooms.
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How Captain Jack Allan Fought and Captured  the  American  Kidnappers of   British   Soldiers   on   the   Detroit
River���New Light on the Old Mounted Policeman's Varied Career���A War Story of Absorbing Interest
Reproduced from the "Winnipeg Telegram"
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The following extraordinarily inter-
eating kttcr is from John Campion, a
soldier oi the old Connaughl Rangeri,
an Irish regiment, al one time in
C hi,ida, to J. Edward O'Connor, the
well-known barrister <>f Winnipeg, It
details as faithfully ;^ a camera the
struggle that went on on the Canadian
border during the American war of
���ei ession in the effort of Michigan
smugglers to procure liritish soldtei
or sturdy Canadians as substitutes for
rich American citizens who had been
drafted for their bloody war with
the   South,  the  blood  money  being
paid lor liritish subjects as high as
$1,000 a bead, and without any doctor's examination,
The heroic figure which stands out
in this dramatic recital of things gone
by is that of the famous Capt. Jack
Allan, of Northwest Mounted Police
fame. The character of tin-. Canadian
soldier is told with faithful minuteness, ami io his old comrades who
served with him and under him he
stands as the Chevalier Bayard oi
the Western Plains, "sans peur, sans
reproche." The captain, of course,
has been a resident of Winnipeg for
some years, and this absorbing description of a few of his manly deeds
on the Canadian border, on the
Wolseley expedition and on the African plains verifies again the trite expression that "Truth is stranger than
Was a Connaught Ranger
Sir,���I am on my  way from China
hack   to   Halifax   to     see     my     only
brother before going back to Ireland,
where  I  was born /9 years ago.
In the 88th Connaught Rangers I
was taken on the strength when I
was twelve years old and posted to
thc band as one of the buglers and
went with the 2nd battalion to the
Crimea in '55 and was wounded at
thc storming of the Rodan when we
wcre beat back twice until the sailors
from the Lancaster battery came up
to relieve us, but their scaling ladders
were too short and they' were badly
cut up, the poor fellows trying to
make a bridge with their backs to
rest the ladders on. 1 was invalided
home with a heavy draft on the troopship Pelican, and came to Canada ill
186.3 with my father and  mother.
Joins Royal  Canadian:'.
I was transferred to the Royal Canadian rifles and was in Capt. D. Mo-
ran's company and sent to a place
called Chatham in Upper Canada in
1864, and 1 enlisted in a regiment in
Quebec, going for service on the
frontier in October, 1864, with Capt.
Alleyne and Lieut. Pfcndergast and
sent to Windsor opposite Detroit, and
shortly after 1 was told off for special
duty by order of Col. Osborne Smith
to report myself to Scrgt. Jack Allan.
Myself and Corp. Doncly of thc
Royal Canadian Rifles were put in
plain clothes to look out for the
crimps on the other side of the border-line from Detroit who made a
business of smuggling our men across
and selling them to the substitute
brokers who paid as high as a thousand dollars for the American citizens who were drafted and had to go
to thc front or supply a substitute.
Stealing English Soldiers
I liked the duty, as we did no parades or drills, and our sergeant was
one of the best men 1 ever served
under. He was a soldier from the
crown of his head to the sole of his
feet, and 1 think he took a fancy to
me after we caught the first one of
the gang, a shoemaker from Detroit,
who had planned to smuggle Private
C ,   an   old   30th   Regiment   man
who had served in the Crimea. He
gave me thc information in old Tom
Johnstone's tavern near the Ferry
Hill in Windsor, and I reported to
the sergeant and he had him in the
room in the Hiron's house at the top
of the Ferry Hill where we used to
change our clothes off and on, to disguise ourselves, and passed the signals to make no mistake. It was a
very cold day. and thc ice was run-
ning thick in the Detroit River, which
was frozen out about   100ft,  from the
shore, and C   said that he was to
be down on the ice about 9 o'clock
and he ready to answer his whistle
with the words, "All right, Donovan,"
and then run for his skiff, which he
was to have on the edge of the frozen
ice sharp on the time when "first post"
was sounding, but he was not to bring
any firearms with him. as he would
have a gun and would shoot him if he
tried any double cross work on him.
Blood Money
Then when he was enlisted he
would get $500 when he signed on
and when he was delivered to the
recruiting officer on Peach Island he
would be given another $400, as he
would keep $100 as his commission.
Then Sergt. Allan told him he would
get a pass for him to be absent from
barracks until 10.30 and he was to
report to me at 9.15 at Johnstone's
tavern with cloak and cape and his
waist belt and side arms under it.
Meantime, he was to take his further
orders from me. Then he dismissed
him with a warning against talking to
anyone about it and particularly ordered him not to enter the canteen.
Then he turned to me and said : "Send
Corp. Donely to me at once," and
when he came he said : "I told you
off last night to watch the train and
the ferry boat for that crimp, and gave
you a picture of him, and warned you
that he might be carrying an old
green carpet bag for a blind, and to
watch behind the flour barrels at the
gangway under the big camp and take
him as he was going on board. Now,
the man walked on within four feet
of you, and had one of our men with
him. who carried a cheap black
satchel and wore glasses. They came
from Sarnia. I saw them when they
got out of the car and the man with
the satchel had his ammunition boots
on. Now they didn't stay in the car
as they should have done when it
went  on  the boat  to avoid  the  cus-
toms officer, but walked on as passen-
gers from Windsor Now I am returning you to duty, and will notify
( 'i'i Donovan thai there is no charge
against you, but that you are not just
suitable for this work." Then he
turned   to  me   and   told   me   to  keep
C in sight ai In' was liable to
drunk ii alone, and the next day I
was in orders as corporal and private
companion to tin- 3rd Victoria Rifles,
.ind was in orders to replace Corp.
Donely who was returned to dm;, at
liis own request, I gave Private C���
his pass in case anything Bhould hap-
pi ii ii tin military police found him
afler 9.30 at night.
Locating Smugglers
Then I went with Sergt. Allan to
tin- Station as In: was going to 1),
troit lo locate Donovan wilh his biril
and he said he would be bark not
later than 8.30 at tin room and again
warned me about C��� and wc stepped
behind some barrels where I gave him
my pistol, lie told me to take his as
I was passing the room, and I went lo
Johnstone's hotel and found C��� i ho
I thought had been drinking, and
when I charged him with it he said
In- had a couple of glasses of beer.
I took him into a side room and
warned him that if he took any more
I would send him to the guard room
and turn in his pass to the sergeant
of the guard.
The Justice of the Barrack Room
This brought him up standing as
he was afraid of Sergt. Allan, who had
given him a terrible thrashing on
Christina- morning behind lhe cookhouse before reveille sounded when
he took the place of Private Voting
whom lhe blackguard had hit the
night before with a scrubbing brush
when the lad was saying his prayers
by the side of his cot, and  the  ] r
lad went to Sergt. Allan's small room
in  the corner and reported  what   had
'happened when we all heard the answer quite distinctly. It was, I
should send the fellow to tlu- guard
loom, but if you will take him ..in to
the back yard before reveille goes
and1 thrash him soundly I will take
the responsibility and will tell off a
man to see that you get fair play. This
will be better than having him sp
his Christmas in the guard room."
Then he called for nie just as lights
out was sounding, and I went into
his room and he warned me to have
private  C��� parade  half an  hour  he
| fore reveille at the cookhouse and to
parade  Young at the same  hour and
I place and to see fair play between
them, as C��� was known to have used
his teeth in a previous encounter at
Kingston with one of the Grand
Trunk brakesmen who suffered the
loss of parts of an ear, but as the
sergeant was giving me the orders,
he was writing on a slip of paper
telling me that Young would sleep
in his room and he would sleep on
Young's cot and would parade in
front of C��� with only his shin and
drawers on, as they looked so much
alike that the paymaster took them
for brothers. 1 was to lock the barrack-room doors.
I warned C��� against clinching or
standing over his opponent when
down. He must get back to his
corner. He weighed 187 pounds, nearly
40 pounds heavier than the sergeant,
but in exactly 20 minutes C.'s face
was cut to ribbons and the scrg' ant
was hardly touched, but he stopped
and made himself known, telling him
this was better than spending his
Christmas in the guard room and he
hoped it would be a lesson to him.
and it was. but if he afterward got
into the guardroom he would ask ii
Sergt. Allan was on or off duty. He
was a fine soldier when sober, but
when drunk he was the most mutinous blackguard I ever soldiered with,
an ugly brute, quarrelsome and wicked and your only protection againsl
him was a club. He did two regimen
tal and one- general courts-martial
while we served up there, bin no matter where he was found when drunk
Sergt. Allan would only say "come
on" and lie would follow him like a
Red   Coated  Lochinvar
I saw him once when he was order
ly to the officer commanding, when.
of course, he wore his waist belt and
side   arms   (the   sword   bayonet I   and
when  he came off duty he got  drunk
in the town before going back to his
barracks to report and  I  was coining
j up  the  front  street  and  saw   several
j negroes   near   the   place   where   they
were   having  a   colored  wedding   and
they came running towards me  in  a
very excited manner, saying that a
soldier was in and hail la!., n pos
���--ion of tin- bride and beaten the
I'i i'i'groom and driven the other- out
wilh   hi,   bayonet.     1   looked   in   and
saw who it was, and whin I came out!
I  met  the town  policeman who had
been   sent   for.    I   told  him  that  he
had better not go mar him as he had
his   -nh-  arm-,  and  to  pacify   the   lie
groes,   I   said   I   would  go  tor   Si I gt
Allan,   and   asked   iln-   policeman   to
��� ' ;'  them  hack  until   I   returned.    I
found th-   sergeant al the r     He
had in-' ' .-iii' back from Chatham
and turned in for a smoke, hut l.e g..t
up and we went over
He Steals Black Bride
lie asked the policeman to Ice. p thi
croud   hack   while   he   '.' ��� nt   in.   ��� nd
there  In-  found   C with  a   quart
ol beer on a table beside him and his
sword bayonet out of iln scabbard lying ready for any emergency, and the
poor bride, with all her tin. ry on. was
sitting on his kn. ,-. u bile lie le nh
groom, with a bad gash on his head
and bleeding like a -tuck pig, waiving on tin- floor, between them and
lhe door. Sergt. Allan ju-1 went up
and touched him on tin- shoulder,
and -aid, "Stand up." Then he gave
me his own handkerchief and told me
to bind up the groom's head I had
i"  hit   him   to do it      His  bride   was
crying and took him away. C  was
ordered to button up his tunic and
was about to put on his waist belt
and side amis, when the sergeant said,
"I'll take them.    You are a prisoner."
lo   which   C    was   going   to   make
some objection, saying he was still on
duty as orderly, and was not drunk.
hut he had his master in front of him
and he knew it. The sergeant told
me to go out and tell the policeman
t" clear the crowd and call a cab, I
confess | didn't like to leave him
alone with this blackguard, but I dan-
not say a word. I knew my man 1""
well, so that I went out and had some
difficulty in finding the policeman
among the excited crowd, chiefly Am
erican deserters, of whom the little
town was full. The negroes, though.
had all gone as there was no bond of
sympathy between them. I told the
policeman and he was afraid that the
negroes might come back in a body.
Collapse of the Rioter
11.- called a cab and I wenl back as
quickly as possible and I found C	
standing as quiet as a lamb with the
sergeant -landing with his belt and
side aims slung over his arm. which
he handed I" me and told me to hail
straight to the cab with C  behind
ine while he followed in the rear.
Then we drove to the guard room
just ill time, as the negroes were seen
coming from the village, led by the
bridegroom with his head bound up
with   a   red   bandana.       C      was
handed over to the main guard and
was given a regimental court-martial
and got the full allowance of 42 day-'
imprisonment with hard lad".- ami
sent down to the jail at Sandwich to
- 'rvc out his sentence and Sergeant
j Allan took him down, and when he
was getting a receipt from the jailer
he gave him a plug of tobacco in case
tin-   rules   ol   tlie   jail   would   allow   a
prisoner  t"  smoke, and  C   found
out that he had done SO, and although
a bad ruffian, he would have died
for the sergeant. That was the kind
he was
Drinking Again
Now,   1   go  back  p'  w h. u   !   found
C  at  Johnstone's  tavern,  having
had some In er and warned him whal
I would do. I ordered -upper for him
ami told him 1 would come for him
after I had met Allan when he g I
back from Detroit at 8 30, and he pro
mised me 'hat he would nol touch
anything more ind would be readj
to go down witii me when he heard
lasi posl sounding to meet the crimp.
and as I was going ..ut 1 asked John
-t"i:e not to give him any more drink
and t" keep him from going int. I
then met Allan ai the ferry, according
to orders     I'  wa- neai 9 i f i "-k and
we   went   to   the   room   together.
How  They  Bought  Canadians
lie added. Iie had located Donovan
at his rendezvous, a little fruil
near Woodward Avenue kept by an
Italian named t.ianclli, who was a
little shy as he sold Bourbon
whisky wilh his s,,tt drinks t.. his
friends and was willing :,, talk about
the prices being paid i ir substitutes.
He heard of $1900 being offered for
one. but he didn't pay lhe doctor although he heard that soldiers from
, the Canadian side did not have to go
Appearing with  his  company  in  stock  at  the  Avenue
before i doctor, and he thought he
knew a man who would get me $1200,
half of which would be paid when  I
-igm d lhe roll and  I  promised t"    all
again    He returned me m> pistol and
told  me  to get  back   lor   ('      - .   ..  u
wa-   netai   l.i-i   p.-.t,   hut   when   I   got
to  Johnstoni'-   be   had   gi
hurried dow n to the Craw i
Given the  Frog's  March
'I'her.-  I   wa-.  informed  he  had  been
seen  with one of the military p
who  asked   him   for  his  pas-,  and   he
��� d   t"   -how-  it   to   him   and   took
off his waist belt to strike him but he
was knocked down with his swagger
town patrol took  him
irge. Ile was drunk and was
d io gs' march fashion which
was the only way to handle a fractious
prisom r th��� days, face downward.
Kin il cured the worst of them, par
ticularly if it was found necessary to
put a bugler boy to ride across the
small of Ilis back to keep him from
Allan's Plan of Campaign
As the lime was now Hearing for
the Donovan capture, I hurried back
to the room and reported and got a
reprimand for not securing him when
I  first found In- had been drinking. It
was now   loo late to get C  under
any circumstances. He could no; be
trusted when not perfectly sober and
Allan said, "I will nip this fellow myself  at  any   cost,    Get  me  my  cloak
and  cape  and   I   will  play  the  C ���
role, and if he escapes nie there will
be no one to blame but myself, as
yon must not be seen; but take this
ri p and -land by, leal ih.-r. may be
two ot them as it would hardly be
safe to leave a skiff on the edge pt
the ice. If be is to come away from
it any distance at all he will draw it
up "ti the solid ice, but if he suspects
and is alone he will not leave the
skill at all but will hold it with a
boat hook and be ready to shove off
ml" ih,- floating ice if everything is
not just as he expected it. Now if
you hide yourself close by and the
signal is not right, he will shove off
and take his chances in the lh" ice,
and as the current sets in toward our
shore, he will drift along the edge and
you could throw your grappling irons
wilh the off chance of hooking him.
Then he will cut your rope and - >ol
or take his chances on a big cake of
ice and give you th'- empty skiff, but
don't open lire on him unless I -all
on you. If he suspects any trap laid
to catch him, he will have a pal with
him to remain in lhe boat read) to
shoot to save him that will justify mc
in returning hi- fire and the signal lor
you I" close in quick and we will get
them both: but these are contingencies
that may ii"i arise. In my opinion,
he will lie alone as these fellows are
willing to take big chances for the
money   and   he   will   have   sized   up
C  as an easy mark lacking brains
enough to give him away in his gi ,1
for iln lug money, Jr.-! 'hen we
heard  the warnii .   I last  post"
and got "ii the s lid ice just as it was
sounding. [ had my rope coiled under
my coat, The night was cold and
dark, I moved toward the ferry and
f 01 a- mar to the edge of the tlo.il
ing ice as I could and lay low. [
1 card quite distinctly the movement
of .i l'".'ii in the ice and then heard it'
bi ing pulled up on the solid i
Allan Captures American
Then  I  heard a low whistle and the
answer   "All   right   Donovan," n
"Collie quick, cine quick my boa' is
freezing," then a pi- ti il sh it
Is as if they'were running, ihen
I   h.tard  in     sergi ml   twici     c tiling,
-a   I'll   fire,"  then  iik.
thing heavy falling on a boat and a
I .'- of i iars being more
noise as if someb dy ha lien in the
bottom of the boal am thi words:
"Taki   that," and  whal d  like
a terrible thud and a fall This all
happeni d it a couple of hup.'' s as I
was running in '.In direction���no ' isy
matter in the dai I as I had t ��� be
guided hj the noise���but I finally saw
b at in ihe floating ice nol more
than Ju feet  oul and .   '    was
going on altogether I couldn't see It
was to.. ,| ok, but the) were being car-
ru d tut ii" ��� "ni and i called oul twice
before I gi a an answer, �� hen thi
genu called back " Ml right. He got
me, but I have him now    Throw your
rope when you See a ci'an.e."
Exciting Struggle in Detroit River
1 heard the prisoner using foul
language which satisfied me he was
being tied, but as 1 didn't know which
way the current would carry them. I
was getting anxious for his safety until be called out to me to Bash my
lantern and carry it along, which 1
did keeping as close to thc floating ice
as I dare, while trying to get a flash
on him without any effect, but I
could hear that he was working either
with a pole or an oar through the ice,
w hile I kept my lantern as high as
1 could which was a help to guide him.
Then 1 heard him say. "Lie quiet,
you cur, or I will drown you." Then
be called to me to get my rope ready-
as he was foul of a flake of ice which
he wouldn't break through, but he
bad made fast to it and looked like
setting outward when he asked me to
test the flake and then throw the rope.
1 had to be careful, but by tapping
the flake with my stick it sounded
strong enough and I stepped on it
and threw my rope just in time as it
had moved out nearly two feet to
land on the solid ice after he called
to me to hold on. All the while he
helped with a boat hook until the
skiff was fairly on the flake, then the
current gradually carried it toward
the opposite shore, leaving the skiff
in some open water where I got a
glimpse of it now with my lantern
and was ordered to haul away, followed by a strong expression and an
order to "lie down, you treacherous
Ties Him Round the Neck
This with a tug on my rope, made
me  slack  up  a  little  for  a  moment,
(.Continued on  Page 8) SIX
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South Vancouver Municipal Council
Spencer  Robinson's  Position   Discussed���Improved  Car
Service, July 2
A special meeting ol the Munici
pal Council wai held on Friday even
ing, Reeve Kerr presided, and there
were present Councillors Campbell,
Elliott, Third and Thomas, with Mr.
J. I'.. Springford, municipal clerk,
Robinscn  Ask:d to  Resign
A deputation attended from Ward
I asking the Council to act regarding
the n signation of Councillor Robjn-
-in. ;i^ they claimed with his continued abs nee fr.mi the Council meel
ings ii meanl thai they were ii"t receiving proper representation at the
Tlu- Reeve explained thai lie had
spoken t" Mr. Robinson on two oe-
casions, ;iml he replied that he would
Ik- able to give an answer in a few
days. IU- ithe Reeve) felt rather
keenly on tin.- matter, because he was
of opinion thai Robinson had done
something he should not do, When
questioned as to the representation
of Ward I. he answered in a gentlemanly manner, lint his reply was
somewhat sharp. The Reeve's responsibility ended there and Ile had
no more lo say. The Council had no
power in the matter until Robinson's
three months were up. Then they
could declare his seat vacant.
Councillor Third . How long is it
since he sat?
The Reeve :    About two months.
South  Vancouver  and  City  Water
A deputation from Ward 1 regarding the water supply was heard, and
their representative. Mr. C. T. Bailey,
stated their case. lie asked thc Council to lake means of getting for the
municipality a better water supply���
one thai would be adequate without
the aid of the wells now depended on
for water.
The Reeve explained that one of the
lirst tilings that Council did was to
go into thc City and try to make
some arrangement with thc City
Council for thc bringing of an abundant water supply, when they were met
with the answer that they could
supply South Vancouver with
no more water than they had been
doing, and that probably the supply
would be shut off altogether this suni-
ind i 'i- annexation to the City under
t proper agreement, and he quite
realized thai something musl he done
..ne way it ihe other. Ii they could
in.i gei annexation under a proper
agreement, then there must be in
Widening  of  Commercial   Street
The   Cedar   Cottage   Improvement
\-s iciation wrote regarding the wid
I cuing of Commercial Street from the
school grounds to Westminster Road.
\ deputation, consisting of ex-Councillor Dickinson, Mr. C. F. Broad-
hurst, and Mr. ('��� Johnston attended.
As there had been some misunderstanding between the Council and the
[Association on the matter, the delegation withdrew and agreed to formulate their demands in writing, to
be laid before a meeting of the Hoard
of Works on Wednesday.
No Aliens
A request from a ward association
thai no aliens he employed in the
municipality and that preference be
given to citizens was met by the remark from the Reeve that these conditions prevailed.
Land Tax
An appeal from Ward I Association that there was sonic feeling about
the wild land tax was referred to the
Councillor Elliott said it was a matter that could not be dealt with
properly, as no specific charges of
taxation had been made. He went on
to say that in his opinion the asscs-
! sors during Ihe year had done very
creditable work, and there was no
jusl cause for complaint.
Association Criticised
The Cedar Cottage Improvement
Association came in for some severe
criticism. The Association presented
to the Council a long list of requests,
a copy of which has already appeared
in the Pre  s.
Reeve Kerr said thc Association
asked too much when they expected
the Council to put in writing replies
to their resolutions,
The Reeve : I have explained it
myself to  thc  same  people, who  sat
~W.���    "
Thc inquiry at the Municipal Hall
brings forward tlu question of r��
muneration to our public men. The
School Trustees are expected to give
their time and sacrifice their business
interests so many hours per week
without fee or reward. To make per-
B nial gain or accept a reward of any
description from work in connection
with School Boards by any nt the
School   Trustees  is  criminal.
If we want men lo perform public
work, let us pay them for il. Surely
the ratepayers would raise no objec
lion in giving a certain remuneration,
We understand, however, thai the
Government lias always blocked tin-
way in regard tu remunerating School
Trustees. Il is too much to expect
business men in neglect their business,
and workmen their time, lor the
doubtful honor of being termed a
"grafter." Rarely does any one say
that these men are in office for thc
good of lhe public, but rather the reverse. It is this sentiment that keeps
many an honest, straightforward man
from accepting such positions. Let
the various Improvement Associations
and Ratepayers' Associations take this
mailer up and discuss it thoroughly.
Also let us drop our suspicions of
these men; give them credit for wdiat
they arc trying to do, and appreciate
the services which they are rendering
to the municipality.
*   *   ��
On coming up Fraser Avenue wc
were very much surprised lo see the
progress that is being made with lhe
double tracking of the rails. Thc
population in and around South Hill
is growing at a very rapid rate, and
the travelling facilities to and from
this district had become rather intolerable. Once the double tracking is
complete, a great building boom is expected to set in. From the indication
wc saw all around from the Municipal Hall southwards, wc should imagine that boom has already set in,
as   new   buildings  arc   being  erected
��    *    *
We would like to draw Chief Jackson's attention to the stretch of road
on Main Street from Bodwell Road
to Ferris Road. He should have this
measured at once, and get a couple of
policemen to watch and time the
autos. Sometimes 1 take an evening
walk along that way, and 1 am quite
prepared to go into court and swear
that a certain local individual who
ought to know better drives his car
over the speed limit along this stretch.
I am not very timorous as a rule, but
before I would accept an invitation in
go in this gentleman's car for a ride,
I should like to see my papers were
ill order for cashing in. For thc sake
of the gentleman himself, and the
general public, it is lo be Imped that
this hint  will be taken.
301 50th Avenue East
South Hill P. O.
Estimates Given
you'll  say so, if you try us.
25th   and  MAIN STREET
J. D.  Marston
Builder   and   Contractor
Joiner and Cabinet
Show   Cases,   Store   and   Office
Fixtures, Sash, Doors,
Frames, Etc.
Estimates given on all classes of
Phone :   Fairmont 989
Since lhe opening of thc inquiry into South Vancouver public accounts,
the Corporation Hall, corner of Fraser Street and Wilson Road, has been thc
scene of many sensations. Citizens have daily crowded the Council chamber
where Commissioner Crehan's court is held. The building shown in the cut
was completed little more than a year ago. Certain questions will doubtless
he asked, before thc investigation closes, relative to thc building of thc civic
iner. That was a nice thing to look
forward to, and were it not for the
wells, it was very probable they
would have no water in any part of
lhe municipality. Had it not hcen
fur the wells the people would have
had no refreshing draughts. They
were now getting 4(10 gallons a minute from one well, and were it not
for that be was almost afraid to I
think of wdial might happen. It was!
a facl. loo, thai lhe Council bad to |
get water for the ratepayers independent of the City, and so far he
thought lhe people were better supplied this summer than last. There
was a greater amount of pressure in
most places, and thc Council was doing thc best it could.
Councillor Campbell said the water
question was one of thc first propositions with which they had to deal, and
they were told that a 30in. main
would be put down in 12 months.
Until then the supply could not be
increased. If, as thc deputation suggested, they had made arrangements
for water with thc City as Burnaby
and Point Grey had done, they would
have been fairly up against it, for
just now Burnaby had no water at
all. and was trying to get South Vancouver to sell some.
Point Grey, he said, was in a similar position, so that, taking Ihcsc
places as an example, he considered
it very lucky that they had made no
Contract with the City, and were
therefore not dependent on them for
their water. He, for one. would not
he prepared to sign such an agreement as that signed by Point Grey.
The water question had been a very
hard proposition, and in being forced
to get water from wells they had
been very fortunate in more cases
than one.
Election   Promises
A letter was received from Ward
I, asking the Council to carry out
promises made at the last election,
also pledges given by members of the
Council regarding annexation and
other mntters.
The Reeve, in a dignified answer,
said the Council had not forgotten
their promises in regard to cither
roads or annexation. The trouble
was that there were some people who
were not conversant with the work
of the Council, and any pledges he
made he was carrying out to the best
of bis abil'ty. He was doing his best
in  the interests of South Vancouver
with eyes, ears and mouths open, and
who now criticise us for doing nothing.
Councillor Elliott, the member for
thc ward, said if the Association kept
in touch more with the Council there
would have been no need for such
Thc Reeve : They should attend
thc Council meetings more frequently
and get in touch with the work.
("Hear, hear")
Thc Clerk was deputed to write the
Association that its   communication
would  be investigated.
It Was the Dog That Died
Ward I Ratepayers' Association had
a grievance respecting dogs, and complained that thc police charged fifty
cents for acting as executioner, which
fee the owners held was excessive.
Police Chief Jackson said it was
when the constable appeared to collect the dollars as tax that thc trouble
began. Thc dog suddenly became of
no value, and the constable, in sonic
cases, was requested to shoot the
Councillor Third : And who finds
the powder?
Police Chief Jackson promised to
investigate the scale of charges, and
the matter was referred to him to report upon.
An important letter from thc P.
C. E. Railway and the story of a
horse deal arc reported elsewhere
in this issue.
The Name and Fame of South
Some time ago the Hoard of Trade
received a substantial grant from the
Council for the purpose of spreading
the name and fame of South Vancouver, and the employment of a publicity expert is to be considered at the
forthcoming meeting. Thc advertising committee is busy considering the
best proposition for advertising the
municipality. The employment of a
publicity manager will be discussed,
as this is considered by some to be
the most modern as well as thc most
efficient method of handling thc funds.
Mr. and Mrs. James McQueen, of
Hruccfield, Ontario, visited Mrs. Me-
Gillivray, corner 26th and St. Cath-
crmcs,_ Vancouver, at the beginning
of the week. Mr. McQueen is a
brother of City Clerk McQueen, Vancouver.
Any   ratepayer   who   has   occasion
to visit  the waterworks department,
' whether to pay rates or to sec about
water   connections,   etc.,   cannot   bul
I mark  the  high  state  of efficiency  in
1 which   the whole  work  is carried  on.
Rarely do we now hear of any com-
! plaints   as   to   thc   rotten   system   of
! South   Vancouver   waterworks,   as   it
1 was designated two years ago.    About
i that  time  there  was  no more abused
] man in the mtinicipalty than the now
popular   water    superintendent,     Mr.
1 Mullett.     He is now becoming  to be
appreciated for the work ho has done.
Fully two years ago Mr. Mullett came
| as an entire stranger, though he bad
! occupied thc position of water superintendent   in   Nanaimo   for   the   long
period  of 22 years,     lie  was  known
to few here.    At that time  Mr.  Mullett  was  asked  by  South  Vancouver
to introduce a  new  system  of  water
works  in   the    Municipality.      There
was   urgent   need   of  it.     Wells   had
become   contaminated   with    sewage,
many   of   thc    city     hospitals     wcre
crowded  with  the  patients  from  the
Municipality,  and    if    a    good    and
wholesome  supply  of  water   was   not
introduced without a moment's delay
there was grave danger that a scrimis
plague  would  sweep  over  the  whole
of South Vancouver.
Such were thc conditions when Mr
Mullett took over the responsibility
of his office. With a city not graded.
isolated clusters of houses scattered
all over an area of 14J4 square miles,
the difficulties he had to face wcre
many. He had hurriedly to gather together and organize a staff as best he
could with any material he bad at
hand. Can wc, then, wonder that a
few mistakes did occur? The sur
prise to us is that a far greater number did not occur The residents in
every street on every avenue were
clamouring aloud; every district was
more pressing than another that their
needs of water wcre the most urgent.
Work was rushed at breakneck speed
in every direction. Still the cry was,
"Give us more water!" To meet the
demand, the supplies that were at
hand had to be accepted. Xo adequate check could be made to sec that
every joint was tight and every pipe
flawless. As was to be expected under a newly laid system, many leaks
at joints and flaws were discovered
after the water was turned on. Then
thc knockers and howlers wcre heard
everywhere. One of my i lost pleasant thoughts is, that at this time I
was asked by quite a number to
make a public attack on thc water
system and the water superintendent.
I am always pleased to think that at
that time I urged that the superintendent be given a fair trial. That he
has now more than justified his position no unprejudiced person will dispute. South Vancouver, for the time
she has had her water system and thc
many difficulties she has had to overcome, lias a system equal to anything
in  the province.
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
Northwestern League
Vancouver v.  Victoria
June 21  and 22
Weekday  games 4  o'clock
Saturday afternouns.  3 o'clock
Vancouver vs. New We*tminiter--1912
July 1, July 20. August 3, August 17,
August 24, ami September  14.
Season tickets for ,il><... games, entitling
holders to the same seats for every game, are
on sale at Harry Godfrey's Sporting Goods
Store,   132   Hastings   Street   West.
Thornton Bros.
First-class Horseshoers and General Blacksmith Workers.
First Lane east of Main, between
25th and 26th Avenues
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
Pilfering from Gardens
Quite a large number of residents
in the municipality are complaining
of roses and other flowers being
stolen from their gardens. In some
cases the police have been notified,
and in future a good look-out will be
kept, with a view to making an example of the pilferers.
THE USE OF WATER for lawni. gardens,
streets and sidewalk sprinkling is strictly prohibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turned
off and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
Waterworks Superintendent SATURDAY, JUNE 22. \<>\2
South Vancouver
River Road, Ontario Street, and B. C. Electric Trackage and
All  Lots  Cleared  and  Graded
Subdivision of portion of Block 11, 1). I,. 322
River Road Lots, each  $1250
Ontario Street Lots, each      800
inside Lots, each     700
Terms : One-sixth cash, balance over three years.
For Plans, Price List and Particulars apply
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & l'rocter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For Sale Purchased
Phone : Seymour 4674
Western  Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Regiatered Office:
153 Cordova St. E., Vancouver, B. C.
Thome   Metal   Store   Front   Bars,   Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Dry Goods Store
and seen the exceptional  values she has to
offer in  Millinery,   Prints,   and   Suitings.
Ifjiot, you are neglecting a duty to yourself
 and South Vancouver	
Print Dresses and Suits Made to Order
4516 Main Street
Corner 29th Avenue
E. E. Rear
A. J. Fullington
River Ave. Realty Co.
Comer River Avenue and Main Street
Phone :  Fraser 51
We specialize in River Avenue, South Main, North Arm
Waterfront, and choice residential Lots in this growing vicinity,
at very moderate prices and terms.
And no obligation to buy
N. B.���A client has given us exclusive sale on some Semi-
Industrial Lots adjoining B. C. Electric, from $475 up. Some on
the track for $650.   Will advance raoidlv.   Don't dela>
R. J. McLauchlan & Co.
Beautiful 4-room cottage on a 40ft. Lot, all in garden, for
A small house on the rear of Lot which rents for $7 per
4443 Main
Phone: Fair. 317
Phone : Fairmont 1492
Sales   conducted   on   short   notice.     Quick   settlement,   and
satisfaction guaranteed
Important  Letter to  South
Vancouver Council
At a special mi eting erf the  Muni
i-ip.il ('..nihil .,n Friday night, the foi
lowing letter via- read from i leneral
1 Manager Sperling    Ii  wrai addn
t" the Reel e and Couni il
"With reference to the meeting
which your honorable body had with
Mr Glover on Jinn- 1. 1 have to itate
as follows regarding the matters dis
i ii- ied.
i "F raser Avenue double trai king
The double tracking of this line is
now under way, and will be continued
south to Fifty fifth Avenue, which is
several blocks farther than al I il
"Fraser Avenue line extension : Wc
will be unable to make any extension
to the  Fraser Avenue line this year
"Car   service :      Beginning    about
July  2,   Fraser  Avenue  cars  will  be
run to and from the corner of Rob-
' son and Granville Streets,
"The matter of running .Main Street
ears to the centre of the City will be
looked into by the traffic department,
.iinl you will be advised later if your
wishes can be met.
"In accordance with your request,
a late ear will be run on Victoria
Road line about  12 midnight.
"As   soon   as   the   service   can     be
properly adjusted, the line  on   Bod
well    Road   from   Fraser   Avenue   to
Main   Street   will   be   operated   by   a
shuttle car.
"Victoria   Road    extension :      Our
transportation  officer  will investigate
i and  report  on   the  present  necessity
: for an extension of the line.
"Cedar Cottage Connection :    Your
request   for  a  line   to  be  built   from
, Westminster  Road  to Cedar  Cottage
to link up the Westminster Road and
tion   that   the  work   might  be  carried
��� an during the present year
"We have therefore neither mater
ial nor financial provision for this un
dertaking, and I am compelled to a.hi
thai if ihe proposed line i- gone on
with, it, vol���namely, about $250,000
���would  certainly  pre. hid.   any  01
'   railway  extensions  in    South
Vancouver for some time at least."
Coiin. illoi Third : There t- certainly not much to tin- Company's
letti r
The Reeve -.nd in- fell that the
Council would feel disappointed, after
the interview am! disi ussion on the
proposed   extended  ear   lines.
tin  tie- motion of Councillors  El
liott   and  Campbell,  it   was  resolved
lo  seek   an   interview   with     M.-r-
Glover and Sperling to ask why tin-
It   i    Electric Railway Company re
jected th,- suggestions i if the Court d.
Everything "Went"
At th. meeting of the Municipal
Conned on Friday, the story of a real
old-fashioned horse ileal was intro-
du ed. which for a few minutes gave
life and animation to the otherwise
prosaic proceedings.
Major Tofft, tiiur a letter had been
read from the S. 1'. C. A., addressed the Council regarding the purchase of what, he said, looked like
"a noble animal." It appeared that
the horse was about its daily work
I wdien it attracted the attention of one
j of Ihe Society's officials, h'rom the
I conversation that ensued the officer
goi in communication with Dr. Swin-
nerton, wdio was at that time acting a,
veterinary scrgcon to the municipality
To revert back, it should be stated
that Inspector Robinson saw the
horse on the road, and asked if it was !
for sale. The driver replied ill the affirmative, whereupon the inspector,
without   examination,   purchased   the
Granville lines, in order to give direct
communication  through  the    eastern
[portion of the city to Grandview and
Cedar Cove, will  receive careful con-
j sideration.
"Knight Road : When your engineer has furnished us with a contour
plan of the road, wc will make comparison between it and adjoining
streets for street railway purposes,
but I cannot hold out any hope that
the line can be built this year.
"Main Street double-tracking : This
street is already double-tracked to
Bodwell Road, and single track is
ample to handle all the business on
the remainder of tlie street for the
"Fare to Earls Road : We are employing a passenger and freight expert to deal with all rates, and this
matter will be considered by him.
"Lighting rates : T cannot give
any promise of a reduction in lighting rates at the present time. The
cost of construction, maintenance, and
operation of lines in the suburban districts is much higher than in thc city,
and must remain so till the population  is  considerably  increased.
"Commercial Drive : The suggested continuation of Commercial Drive
through our right-of-way to Cedar
Cottage cannot be agreed to, as this
right-of-way is part of our Vancouver. Westminster interurban line, and
it is against the policy of the company to alienate any portion.
Right-of-way : Regarding your
proposal to grade a portion of our
right-of-way cast of Cedar Cottage
road to convenience people wdio have
built adjacent to our property, I have
to say that we cannot permit this or
any act which will in any manner
affect the rights and ownership of the
company in the premises.
"Westminster Road paving : Your
inquiry as to whether we have the
rails and material to lay permanent
track on Westminster Road concurrently with the proposed paving of
this highway, comes as a great surprise, as we had no  previous  intima-
horsc for $2110. When the horse was
delivered il was allegedly found to
have the heaves. The seller of the
animal, .according to Inspector Robinson, was Dr. Swinnerton, who acted
las veterinary surgeon to the society.
; and acts in a similar capacity to the
Council, wdiosc horse it was. A conversation look place on the 'phone,
I which resulted in the horse being purchased for $200, and the deal was
completed on the following day. The
cheque was handed to Dr. Swinnerton. and the horse passed to the Society on, it was stated, Dr. Swinner-
ton's recommendation that it was
sound. That same day. however, it
transpired that the horse was suffering from a bad attack of heaves. When
spoken to. Dr. Swinnerton is said
to have claimed that it was a horse
deal, and everything "went."
Councillor Campbell said it was a
horse ileal, but the Council did not
want to seli unsound stock, and he
did not think there was much to say
Major Tofft asked that the $200
should he refunded to the Society and
the horse returned to the Council.
Councillor Elliott : The buyer
should have made proper inquiries.
Mr. Robinson pointed out that he
could hardly question the opinion of
a man  like Dr.  Swinnerton.
Council.or Third : I think it was
very fortunate for the horse he go!
into the hands he did. ("Hear, hear!")
Councillor Elliott : It is not a very
sound proposition. A resolution was
carried that "The Society be allowed
to return the horse, and that the $200
paid for him be refunded to the Society."
School Teachers' Week End
The South Vancouver School
Teachers' Association held a picnic to
Bowen Island on Saturday, where
thoy had a most enjoyable time. They
camped out on the grounds and enjoyed sports and games.
Will BUY you a home under our easy payment plan. Small cash
payment, balance easy monthly instalments, no mortgage to assume.
Our houses are fully modern, artistically designed, and close to car-
line, school and stores
A Savings Account may be opened with any amount from $1.00
upward. We pay 4 per cent., credited quarterly. Each depositor is
furnished with a check book, in a handsome seal-grain leather cover,
and is privileged lo issue checks against his or htr account. Get into
the habit of paying all your household bills by cheque. It is the safest
Bankers Trust Corporation Ltd.
166 Hastings St. West
Electrical Engineers and Contractors
Everything Electrical
For Sale, A Snap : 1-3 h.p. Motor, direct current
The Square Deal Realty Company
South Vancouver Specialists
Twenty-fifth and Main Phone : Fairmont 807
R. G. SIMM,  Manager
Your Daily Round
���F^AS it occurred to you how largely adver-
*~~" tising influences your habits, your
tastes, and your surroundings?
Jusl follow a 'lay in ils course.
In tlie morning you jump out of bed. And
In. if yiiu arc a man of the century, you arc
in pajamas bought of an advertiser.
You hurry into ihe bath. in a feu minutes
you are in the room, encounter fixtures, soap,
a rlesh brush, sponge and towels; a razor,
talcum, dental cream, and a tooth brush;
and wind up with a nail tile and military
brushes���well advertised articles, every one
of them.
The hath over, you slip into a union suit,
a coat fitting shirt, hose, garters, shoes,
clothes, all advertised, and, hurrying downstairs, are soon in the library, listening to a
famous record or two.
Meanwhile, milady is upstairs, and oh,
what man would dare try to fathom the influence of advertising in that wonderful
world of hers!
Presently breakfast is served. An advertised range yields a well-known cereal. That
removed, the maid brings in a familiar bacon,
and  an  equally  familiar  coffee,  while  the
griddle cakes and  .  1  almost  spoke
the name of the syrup!
Down to the office you go. The motor?
Advertised?   Yes?
Arrived there, your wife reminds you, by
phone (advertised), that you are to take her
party of friends to the theatre in the evening, and, looking over the announcements,
you are again brought face to face with advertising.
Night comes. The day ends. But even
then advertising follows you. The button
at your bedside turns off an advertised light! *
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.
The Stirring Story of Derring-Do
(Conlinucd from Tage 5)
Powe's Furnishing Store
On account of limited space, we are sacrificing our present
lines of boots, shoes, hats, and caps
To make room for a large line of new goods soon to arrive.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Equipped with up-to-date machinery.
Every order receives our prompt attention.
First-class work done.
Pioneer Dry Goods Store
Deal at the
Main Meat Market
Corner 25th Ave. and Main Street
The Store of Quality
J' Shaw E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
All Kinds of Building Material
A 33ft. Lot on Westminster Road, at Ferguson, with fine new
5-room Bungalow, set back, allowing for store on front. $4,200.
Terms Arranged.
Black &  McDonnell
418 Abbott Street Phone . Sey 63;7
Branch Office : Westminster and Wales Rd.
Phone :  Collingwood 52
One and three-quarter acre, in Burnaby, for $4,000. $1,000 cash, and
2y2 years for the balance.   This is certainly a cheap buy.
*n TWif k��i'S' 33��n y 160ftLclose t0 Central Park Station. $475 each;
$/5 cash, balance $10 a month.
Westminster Road Lot, 68 by 175ft., all in grass, for $2000.   $200
then I was told io haul away and
when be jumped out he told me to
untie lhe prisoner whom I found fas',
with two uig hitches round his neck
and over thc rear thwarts. This explained to me without asking any
queition, why he called on me to
slack up.
Stabbed With Boat Hook
On comparing notes I found he
had a hole through the left side of his
face which was done with the boat
hook when Donovan was being captured, after firing one shot which
missed the mark. He ordered nie to remove the bracelets from the prisoner
who was poorly clad and both were
wet and ice covered. 1 noticed, as he
handed me the key of the cuffs, that
he was covered with blood now frozen
to his cape and it revealed also a terrible looking gash in his face. 1 ventured to say that he was hit. He said,
"Yes, the prisoner fired one shot as
1 was jumping into thc boat after him
and then jabbed me with his boat j
hook, after pitching his pistol overboard. Now lead on with your lantern and go straight to the guard
room." Then turning to the prisoner:
"Keep close up and make no attempt
to run, for it will be my turn." Wc
kept the middle of the street after we
passed the llidon's house and through
a dense crowd all thc way. Wc landed
him in tlie guard room and the sergeant went to the hospital. After reporting to the orderly officer, Mr.
Fraser, of the Quebec company, he
then told nie to report to Sergt. M.c-
Cord and ask for a couple of fatigue
men to have the skiff hauled up to
the station and notify the corporal
of the patrol to take it over until
further orders and hand over thc boat
hook to the main guard as it might
be wanted at thc trial. 1 carried out
the orders and went with thc fatigue
men and hauled the skiff over the ice.
The bottom of it looked like the floor
of a slaughter house and the point of
the boat hook was covered with frozen
blood, but the prisoner himself was
bespattered with blood which he was
anxious to explain came from the sergeant when he was tying him in the
boat, but when shown the boat hook
he was dumb.
Awful Fight in Open Boat
1 went to the hospital the next day
but the hospital-sergeant would not
allow me to see him until the doctor
had made his rounds and as I was a
witness at the orderly room at 11
o'clock, 1 said 1 would come at 3.30
when 1 came off duty. 1 appeared before Capt. Alleync who took orderly
room and stated what I knew in the
C. case, he being charged with being
drunk and disorderly in Windsor and
resisting the patrol escort and was
given live days in thc cells. I went
to thc hospital after noon and was
allowed to see my sergeant, but his
head was so swollen they wcre afraid
of erysipelas setting in. He told me
that he gave the signal when challenged and waited to sec his next
move when he called out "Come quick,
come quick." He said : "1 closed on
him and he bolted for his boat and
jumped in and seemed to slide the
whole length of it, but the impact
carried it into the floe ice and I had
to jump or be left. He fired point
blank at me from the stern of the boat
lying down, just as 1 jumped in, and
he threw the pistol overboard and
from a kneeling position he drew the
boat hook to the position of shorten
arms and before I could duck my
head, it was driven through my left
cheek carrying the upper teeth with
it and pulled back for another thrust
when I landed on him and I don't
know what prevented me from killing
him and throwing him overboard���
a sense of duty, I suppose, i was
bleeding like a bull and savage enough
for any foul act, but I did not handle
him gently in turning him over and
putting the darbies on him. He
squealed when I had my knee on the
small of bis back to bring his hands
and wrists together and when I pulled on the rope after you jumped on
the solid ice, I wanted more to put
round his neck and over the hind
scat which kept him well braced underneath and if he had struggled or
attempted to roll when I began to use
lhe boat hook, he would have choked
himself, and he wasn't a suicidal party.
We only want Costcllo now and the
whole Rang will be broken-up. ] had
to get away as the hospital sergeant
said thai the orderly officer and Col.
Osborne Smith wcre coming to visit
the patients���now sir, 1 find that my
train goes out in fifteen minutes and
1 was very anxious to have seen my
old sergeant, now Capt. Jack Allan.
A Proud Record
I remember when he was gazetted
captain in 1865 after the breaking up
of the big cadet camp when he passed
thc possible number of marks and was
given command of No. 4 company,
the color company, over the heads of
the oldest officers in Canada, such as
Col. Lord Aylmcr, Col. de Salaberry
and others who were in his company,
but he deserved it all and more, and
Col. Wolselcy knew his man when he
introduced him to the minister of
militia���as the only cadet in Canada
who couldn't be plucked for his examinations without the war office
would publish a new drill book. He
took first in everything, cavalry, artillery, and infantry and in competition
with Capt. now Lt.-Col. Fox, in charge
of the army gymnasium and small
army training school, London. I was
present in the theatre on Cote Street,
Montreal, at the garrison assault-at-
arms in 1867 when Capt. Allan boxed,
fenced and out-pointed Capt. Fox,
then of thc 100th Regiment in everything, getting 9 out of the 10 points
in'single stick loose play, getting even
points in fencing and getting the decision easily in boxing. I won ��2
on that occasion, for 1 knew what
he could do. and Capt. Fox was counted about thc best of the garrison lightweights among the officers, but I
could keep on and fill a big book
about our captain who never missed a
chance to fight for his country.
To the Gates of Hell
ft was in the blood and he couldn't
help it; but you could count on one
ihing as certain as death : he would
never ask a man to do what he would
not do himself and do it quick, and
any man who served under him would
follow him into the gates of hell, for
he would alw;iys be in front and thc
men of his boat crew in the Red River
expedition could tell of his gallant
conduct in saving his men from death
hy drowning.    I met one of them five
years ago in Vancouver, and he re-
counted the whole thing to us at the
Badminton hotel, saying that thirteen
of them owed their lives to the cap-
lain. This man's name was Mannix.
Ile was a sergeanl in lhe boat at thc
time and 1 nut him in Victoria, B. C.
Should Have Victoria Cross
He told me that he had a brother
in lhe boat���a corporal���who was living near Battlcford, who steered the
boat after the captain jumped overboard with the tracking line ill his
mouth and swam lo thc shore but
all the details were so vividly given
that I could jusl imagine I was looking at him, because I know just what
he would do without any thinking
about it any more than cracking a walnut. There was one thing I particularly noted in Mannix's account of it.
A God-fearing Soldier
lie laid thc whole thing to Providence, for he said that God only could
have put such strength into a man
to enable him to swim in such a terrible place where one false stroke
would hai'c carried him over the falls
and the boat and crew would follow
and no one would have ever known
what had happened to them any more
than is known about thc event now
because it was the act of one of the
best men that ever carried a sword.
Chosen by Viscount Wolseley
I won't take second place to any
man who ever wore the King's uniform, and when Col. Wolselcy chose
him to go up the Kaministiquia River
from Thunder Bay he knew what he
was doing but you never could get
him to say anything about himself,
lie looked upon everything as only
doing his duly and no one could teach
him that part.
1 have served in the United States,
in Cuba, China, and Japan since I
left him after the capture of Costello
and Sergt. Richardson in Detroit and
taking them bodily across thc river
to Windsor, Canada, in March, 1865,
and nearly being a casus belli with
the republic and in time I have met
all kinds and conditions of men and
officers but the class from which Captain Allan comes are as rare as white
blackbirds and almost faultless except being too ready to fight wilh perhaps slight provocation particularly
for a comrade, and today 1 would
feci highly honored to have an opportunity of shaking that right hand
of Ilis which he would extend as
heartily to a comrade working on the
public streets as to the governor-general, and if he had only a shilling in
his pocket, it was yours for a look.
His Attitude on the Veldt
I met a man at Port Arthur, China,
after thc Japanese war, who spoke of
Captain Jack in South Africa. His
name was Casey Callahan, and he
had been one of the scouts for the
Mounted Police. He said he knew
him out there and when he described
seeing him supplying fresh ammunition to the firing line from the artillery buckets and spreading cigarettes among them, I knew at once it
was he. Callahan was in South
Africa and when I met him after the
surrender of Port Arthur, he was
chief of scouts in thc Marusa division. 1 was a non-commissioned officer of the Royal Marines and instructor in thc marine division afterwards attached to the hospital, but 1
have finished my fighting unless Germany wants to invade old England,
then I can be young enough to enlist.
A Terrible Tory
I am addressing this to you, Sir, as
I am told by one of the train conductors that you would be one who
would know him or else C. W. O.
Lane, of your city, as he said ycu all
belong to one club, a Tory one, End 1
am a Tory, and I know that Captain
Allan was a terrible one, because 1
took a letter from him when we were
going back from Windsor, in ��� May,
1865, as he had to stay behind to bring
down two court-martial prisoners, C-
and ex-Sergeant Richardson, and he
asked me to take a letter to bis father,
who lived on the side of the big mountain, and 1 did so, and went straight
from the station in Montreal, and I
handed it to the butler, and he was
called back by the old Major himself
and made to go into his own smoking-
room, and I was ordered to drink confusion to the Yankees, and when I
told him that I came from thc 88th
Connaught Rangers, he said he knew
them in the Peninsular and at Cor-
He asked me how old I was, and
when I told him, he said he was just
sixty years older than me. He asked
me how his son behaved up there, and
when I told him, he said lie ought to
be a soldier and a gentleman as all
his forbears were. Then he rang for
his butler and ordered a bottle of
Burke's Irish whisky and made me
drink confusion to the radicals whom
he informed me were Liberals in Canada and the French part of them were
not to be trusted. I inferred from
the way he spoke that he was no lover of the French nation. I ventured
to ask him if he approved of the new
short service bill they were going to
bring in, but he was most emphatic
about it and said, "It just takes six
years to make a soldier and then he
would be entitled to his discharge and
placed on reserve list, but what can
you do while the army is controlled
by a lot of civilians on long legged
stools in the war office, of which the
Crimean war was an example. We
have Wolseley here in Canada just
now. He comes out to see me occasionally. Then Smith, also, was
one of the 'cease fire' draft. He commanded your people up there. We
meet over a flurry at mid-winter occasionally. He seems to think my
son Jack will do well and pays him
many compliments as a soldier." Then
he shook my hand and when I came
I found the dog cart and groom under
orders to drive me back to the town.
The Economy Market
Nothing gives better satisfaction to the members
of a family than meat which is fresh, tender, and
bought at prices which are right. Our meats are
specially selected to meet all these requirements.
Sugar-cured Corn Beef 10, 12j/$ and 15c
Choice Pot Roast per lb. 12i/c
1 lam and Bacon, half and whole... .20c lb.; sliced, 2x
Pure Bulk Lard 15c ; or 31b. pails 50c
Best Eastern Townships Butter per lb., 35c
Strictly New Laid Eggs 3 doz., $1
Best Beef dripping per lb. 10c
Fred  ScOtt Joyce Street
COLLINGWOOD EAST     Phone : Collingwood 61
Beaver Lands Ltd.
Successors to the Collingwood Land Company
Real Estate and Insurance
Head Office
505 Richards St.
Collingwood East1     IV
2653 4th Ave. W., Kitsilano
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood  E. and  Central,Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
Sand For Sale���
Good, fresh-water sand.    S. E. comer 43rd Avenue
and Main  Street
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
(Clements & Tufnail)
Dealers in
Collingwood West Station
Get our prices before placing your order.   First-class work.
Prompt delivery.   Estimates most cheerfully furnished.
Large  Lots
No. 1 Road and Grant
(Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash payment. These lots are
cleared, and some have been resold at nearly
double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near
Park Avenue. Cleared. Splendid Business
Site.   Away below market value.
The widening and paving of Westminster
Road is now an assured fact, and prices will
soon be on the jump.   Get in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick
& Company
Phone : Collingwood 13R SATURDAY, JUNK 22. 1912
is Going to be the Centre
of a Great City
Prices in this district ivill advance and advance, and
then advance, and we will think with wonder of the
time that ivc could buy at present prices.
Share the prosperity of this district by buying a lot in
one of our new subdivisions.
317 Pender West
Collingwood East
:-:    Touring the Municipality
Real Estate Agents
yy  lien you're out to speculate,
m    ouses, Lots, and Real Estate,
If    cep   your   weather   eye   on
���*   KENT:
��    asc   expense,   STOP   paying
���U   ow's the time to choose your
.f  rade with us��� our terms are
Mr  our  Poultry  Ranches,  too���
C  urely they look good to you!
Q  pportunity is knocking,
|M   ot to heed is simply shocking.
Phone: Collingwood 18.
Branch Office : River Road
Watch our list for fine buys
in these very select districts.
Nice two-room dwelling, a
few lots off Westminster Road
car terminals; $1050. $100 cash,
and balance $15 per month. This
is a buy you cannot afford to
Two nice lots on b'raser Ave.;
$3,750. One-third cash, and
balance arranged.
Sec our Bridge Street and
River Road property if you want
a good buy.   $550 up.
Will sell on special terms if
you want to build.
P. O. Box 2, Collingwood
and Ash Street, Eburne
T. Craig -
Collingwood East
Fresh Meats of all descriptions at prices
that are right.
Westminster Road
Screen  Doors  and  Windows
Add lo the comfort of your home and save doctors' bills by equipping your house with screen doors and windows. Our stock is large,
end prices right.
Furnish your kitchen  from a  large shipment of cooking utensils
which have just been received.
CD       CCADMCV     Formerly Manitoba
���    Di     rCAnlllZT Hardware Co.
The       Flower      Garden ��� Window
One of the most fascinating
branches of gardening is that of tilling
the window boxes with (lowers, and
people who reside in tlats arc thus
able to enjoy and develop their love
of beautiful plains. Hut the decora-
lion of several of lhe home windows
should not be confined to those unfortunate beings without a garden
Clean curtains and cleanly panes are
necessary for making the house attractive; a carefully planned front
garden draws attention to the home
and adds to its charm; while nicely
planted window boxes to the lower
room! are the crowning glory. An
outside window garden is within the
reach of all. Not only where the air
is pure and free from the soot and
grime of factories, there will grow
any hardy or half hardy Hower.
The First Essential
The first essential garden upon the
window sill is properly-made boxes.
Some folk stand odd pots about the
ledges, but the occupants rarely do so
well as in a long and deep box; besides, the effect is the reverse of ornamental or tidy. No! Buy or construct your boxes, letting them be as
deep as is consistent with an artistic
appearance. Thc boxes must be adequately drained. This is done through
openings in the side, or by holes
along the bottom where the box is
slightly  raised  from  the  sill.
The Question of Soil
We now come to the question of
soil. While the boxes ought to be
so constructed that water does not
lie around the roots of the occupants
and the drainage holes have to be
kept open through a piece of broken
pot being placed over each, yet the
mould should not be too light outside
a sunny window. So, for the sunny
position dig up the soil from the
shaded garden border; and for the
boxes lo be stood in the shade, use
mould from the sunny garden border.
In this way wc shall have the heavier
soil in the sunny boxes, and the
lighter in the shady ones. To continue : No sand or "fussing" is necessary beyond the addition of either
natural or chemical manure. Should
a choice of food offer itself, on the
lines of dampening the soil in the
sunny position, we would advise decayed borse dung, and for lightening
the soil in the shade a complete artificial fertiliser. Animal manure may be
given in quantity equal to a fourth
part, and the chemical powder according to thc directions with the
bags, tins,  or packets.
Planning the Boxes
In thc matter of planning the boxes,
j those upon the city window-sills
should first receive consideration. The
I sunny window boxes might be filled
wilh zonal pelargoniums (Ihe ordinary upright geraniums), nasturtiums
in variety, "Evergreen" candytuft, and
oilier dwarf kinds, the several typos
of musk, certain trailing and ^rect
saxifragas, and the common single
Marguerite daisy, lu the shade omit
geraniums and Marguerites.
Separate the shaded boxes from the
sunny ones. A further point in bedding out is lo provide for some plants
lo hang over lhe edges. Ivy leaved
geraniums or verbanas would be a
success where a fair amount of sunshine is obtained; otherwise plant
campanula "gracilis" and other creeping varieties, and fuchsias like "Mrs.
Marshall," which is of drooping habit.
Willi lhe sunshine there is a whole
host of subjects suitable for window-
box culture Among these are geraniums, named Marguerites, stocks, cal-
ceolariei, heliotrope, mignonette, balsams, and dwarf early-flowering
chrysanthemums. Plants peculiarly
suited to half-shady positions are
fuchsias, begonias���tuberous or fibrous, dwarf spineas. and pansies and
violas; whilst the others will also
flower freely with the exceptions of
erect geraniums, heliotrope, and chry
Is there a plca-antcr drive in the
whole extent of the Lower Mainland
than from Thirtieth Avenue, South
Vancouver, to lhe River Road, and
along the River Road lo Burnaby anil
back by way of Westminster Road?
There is, of course. Stanley 1'ark, and
he would he a hold man indeed who
would challenge Stanley Park anil il |
many and rare claims to pre eminence
among British Columbia drivewaj
but,  then,  Stanley   Park   is  out  of .,11
reasonable bounds of comparison.
Il  was a most enjoyable drive that
iwo of the staff of the "Greater Van
couver Chinook" took through the
two municipalities on Monday lasl
The day was perfect, the horse had
a good, steady, speedy gait, some
spirit, and an even temper; so thai
the "Chinook" men had no trouble in
making business a pleasure Soliciting
advertisements or subscriptions, mak
ing brief calls on firm friends and
keen supporter-, they met wilh no
failures anil so few checks thai time
sped so swiftly as to make reckoning
difficult. The "Greater Vancouver
Chinook" ha- caught  on.
A Rising Country
To a comparative old-timer in
liritish Columbia the drive was, of
course, a revelation of the growth of
South Vancouver in recent years���
recent months, indeed. The River
Road, dotted with homesteads which,
in Iheir cosine-- and in the charm of
their sylvan setting, made the errant
thought of lhe busy younger man of
affairs stray towards the quiet de
lights of domesticity; stretches of
woodland wilh glades through which
the travellers glimpsed silver reaches
of river, or watched the horses
feeding on the rich meadowlands,
made a picture never to be forgotten.
The younger man of affairs has nol
lost his susceptibility to finer impressions.
"That's a poem!" he exclaimed, enthusiastically, as he watched a foal
gambolling  around  its  patient  dam.
A poem, in truth, it was To the
younger man of affairs it brought,
no doubt, a whiff of fragrance that
was memory-laden from other meadows, on another farm that was the
home of his boyhood.
"Ontario Street," he said again,
reminiscent still���as lhe mare breasted the rising ground to the north.
"See that gap in the mountains?" he
continued, pointing straight ahead to
where Nature has cleft a dividing line
between two of the mountain mon-
archs that guard North Vancouver
"It's mi a straight line with Ontario
Street. Isn't it plain that a way i-
made through mountains before the
men of Ontario?"
"You're a boy of the blood, all
right." said his companion, wondering
faintly at lhe fertility and truth of the
eastern fancy that discerns significance and symbolism in something so
plain and bare as a  straight  line.
A Classic Grove���Moberley School
Then il was lo the right and then
down riverwards again. Fortunately
or unfortunately, the Romans did not
light upon liritish Columbia, and
signs of Roman occupation do not lie
upon t'ne highways of lhe province or
upon those now threading lhe municipality to the River Road. The younger man of affairs disdained highways.
lie  trusted  to  Iii-  w l-man's  sense.
Tlie mare trusted to hers, or to the
man of affair- and lo his. and was no
whit inconvenienced by Ihe absence
of macadamised roads, The other
man  waxed   I'.vnmic :
"There  is  a  pleasure  in   ihe  pathless
Presently the party emerged upon
a clearing, in the centre of which
-t 1   the   Moberley   School,
"Whal d'ye know about Moberley"'"
was lhe query whieh the younger man
of affairs shot out at the oilier.
"Moberley Bell, of the Times?"
counter-queried his companion, stir
red out of new-paper reminiscences
and vague fancies thai this part of the
world would be paradise if there were
but a little of London thrown in.
"No. no," an,wind lhe younger
man of affair- :    "Moberley of  British
"Oh, Walter  Moberley. C K." said
th.   other,  dipping   into  lhe  mon-  n
'im   pa-l     that     infringes     on     lhe
present.    "An able   man  and a useful
one      A   line  fellow."
"Isn't   this  an   ideal   location   for   a
school?" pursued lhe younger man of
affairs    "D'you think Walter Mobei
ley   would  appreciate   ils   possibilities
m tlie direction of education?"
"Sure thing," assented tlu- other
The Lumber Industry
Down to the waterfront went the
travellers, visiting the South Vancouver Lumber Company's mills, where
they found Mr. Fawcett a busy man,
bul Ihe sort of man who is never too
busy to exchange the cheery word
and  express  cordial   goodwill,     A   r.
eption of a similar sort awaited them
at the Dominion Company's creosol
ing works, where Mr. Harvey, Jr.,
-liov.nl them through the mill and
explained the interesting process of
creosoting limber The creosoting
operatives were busy tilling one ordei
for Winnipeg and another for Prince
Rupert. Curiously enough, although
wood paving and road making are
brisk in South Vancouver at present.
Mr. Harvey did '.ot mention local
The Hindu at Home
Creosoted paving blocks are transported in cages of circular shape, instead of in car, of the type with
which most people are more familiar
At Ihe time of the visit of the twain
on Monday two Hindus were busily
engaged filling one such cage with
blocks It was apparent that the
Hindu- had exercised considerable
-kill in fining each block into place.
The blocks were Hearing the roof of
the cage, and lhe Hindus, working in
the curiously squatting posture which
Ilis Majesty's Indian subjects choose
to occupy when at leisure, went on
piling the blocks without apparent
discomfort, although they worked in
a situation so cramped thai the Occidental would surely have sought to
be relieved from ii.
Mechanical Invention
In the mill it was a matter of mere
mechanics, not of poetry, hut the
younger man of affairs was evidently
keenly interested in all that he saw.
It was live other who grew rcinitn-
cetlt. In thought he travelled back
Some ten or eleven year- to find ;i
comparison for what now passed under his eye. Tell il not in Oath, bul
ill those earlier days he had found
physical recuperation, and in less
degree financial reimbursement, by
working in a Vancouver lumber mill
after a wearing journey across an
ocean and a continent. Iln Monday
he marvelled at the progress that has
been made in mechanical equipment
since then. A gnarled, knotted tree
trunk of great girth was next in order
among those that had been hauled up
..ut of tin Fraser as food for the saw.
It was placed upon lhe travelling
table. Imt showed no disposition to
remain there, It looked, indeed, as if
il would be a matter of difficulty lo
place il on the table ill such a posi
lion as would allow of ils being made
Secure before it set out upon its
journey While the visitors stood by
; watching, a workman pressed Iii- fool
on a lever Up shot an iron arm from
lhe floor on the farther side of the
ill-sbapen and apparently recalcitrant
log, clamping it securely into posi
lion  for ils journey to the saw.
To Burnaby
liuruaby wards lhe travellers made
j iheir way. stepping off at th,. Municipal Hall and at other places of business, On the way they passed the
line ranch and handsome home of
Uderman  D. (.'.  MacGregor and the
valuable  holdings  of  many  oilier   -������!
tiers.    Ai Burnaby it was. of course,
business ��� cheering. heartening,
; healthy business���again. Then, after
a late lunch for man and beast, the
mare's head was turned homeward
Saturday,   June   15
Before   Mr    G    W.   Thomas,  J.P.
D. McQueen was charged wilh
cruelly illtr.-atitig a dog by kicking
it. A large amount of evidence wall..nd in the case, a- il appears that
then   wa- a dispute among the parlies
,i, to the purchase of a bouse and lot
The power- of the magistrate were
taxed to keep tin parti. .' eiidencc
confined to tin- caie, as they were in
i lined to bring in the sale of the lot.
Tlu- Magistrate told lhe principal wit
ness that if she did not stop interfering -lie woiiht have to go outside
Mr Ogilvie, counsel for the defend
ant.  and   lh,    Magistrate   had   quite a
littli  tiff.   Thr Magistrate exclaimed.
"Don't think you are up against an
ignoramus." Then chapters and
section, of the Criminal Code were
quoted on all hand,. However, the
Magistrate remained linn in hi, con
tention, that   no  evidence was admis
! sible from any parly unless that party
was placed  under oath     So  D   M<
Queen had to go on the stand and give ,
i his version of the story. In summing
up, the Magistrate said that he must
tak.' the evidence of the two witnesses
for   tin   prosecution   as   correct,  and1
; therefore inflict a tine of $2'. and
costs of the court
Some   men   have   lucky   moments,
j and John  Wayent must have thought
��� that one of the luckiest moments in
iii- life happened in the  Police Court
last     Saturday     morning.       He     was
charged   with    stealing   and   carrying
.away   several   bundles   of   lath,   from
the premises of the Bungalow Construction Company, also wilh having
in his possession a fret saw. the prop
erty of a fellow-workman. When tin-
case was called it was found that the
prosecution  had  failed  lo turn  up.  SO
] Acting Magistrate Thomas promptly
dismissed the case, asking the pro-r
cution to pay costs. For a time Wayent did not understand the good fortune that had befallen him, of being
saved the worry and trouble of prov- |
ing his  innocence.    When  it  was  ex- I
| plained   that   he   was   free   to   go,   he
was all smiles and tarried no longer.
Leo Andrews came out  from Vancouver to hawk  fruit without  obtain-
i ing a licence.    He is sorry for it now,
! as the  Magistrate, in  a kindly  voice.
asked him tor a contribution of S7.?U
towards the police funds
)���'.. James, a Greek, was the next to
be introduced to the Magistrate. Willi
tears in his eyes, he said that he
didn't know that a licence was required Did vou ever hawk in any
other town? On the Creek answering
in the affirmative, he was asked if he
paid a licence there. On admitting
il. the Magistrate sarcastically remarked, "Then you knew what you
vv.rc doing.    Your contribution is $5."
The Government Auditing Commissioner of
'.lie above named Municipality will have hia
office open from 10 to 11 in the forenoon of
each day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for the purpose of
passing accounts; and ar.y Ratepayer or
Owner of real property may be present and
may make any objection to such accounts aa
are   before   the   Auditor.
C. M   C.
Health   Department
for the collection of garbage can now be pur-
chased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue,  as  provided   by  the  bylaw
Ilox  1224, South Vancouver.
IN THE MATTER OF the Estate of
RODERICK McKAY, late of South Vancouver, in the Province of liritish Columbia,
de* - in d
the 20th day ol March, 1912, lanet McKay, of
South Vancouver, aforesaid, widow, was appointed administratrix to administer the estate and effects of the above-named deceased.
creditors having claims against the estate of
the said Deceased, that tney are required to
file their said claims, duly verified, with the
undersigned, Solicitors for the aforesaid administratrix and estate, on or before the 15th
day of July, 1912, and all persons indebted
to the said estate are required to pay their
obligations to the said administratrix or the
said   Solicitors forthwith.
Dated this 23rd day of May, 1912.
302-303   Dawson   Building,
Vancouver,  B.  C.
Solicitors for the said Administratrix and
the said  Estate.
Victorian Order of Nurses
A   branch   of  the  Victorian   Order
of  District  Nurses  was  formed  at  a
meeting held in Westminster Church,
South  Vancouver,  last  Friday    evening.    The    following    officers    were
then   elected:     Honorable  president.
j Mrs.     McCanley;     president,     Mrs.
j Dickie;   Is:   vice-president,   Mrs.   Madill; 2nd vice-president, Mrs. Mullett;
3rd vice-president, Mrs. Jarrett; secretary,   Mrs.   J.   N.   Mowat;   treasurer,
j Mrs. VV. Pound.    Housekeeping com-
jmittee,    Mesdamcs    Street,    Hunter,
| Sharpbain, and Chrisenson.   The next
: meeting  will   be   held  in   Cedar  Cot-
i tagc Presbyterian Church on the first
j Tuesday   in   July,   when   it   is   hoped
I that   thc   ladies   of   the   municipality
j will show kindly and cordial interest
| in  this admirable  work by attending
] in   large  numbers.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Gray, corner of
Bodwell and Windsor, left Vancouver on Monday morning for Michigan
and Ontario points on a visit, and
will he absent two or three months.
South Hill lacrosse team beat Richmond on Friday evening by five goals
to two. Reeve Kerr and several Councillors were interested spectators of
the game.
The largest vessel in the world, the
Hamburg-American I.'tic's new
steamship "Imperator," was launched
from Ihe Vulcan Yard at Hamburg,
Germany, mi May 23.   The ceremony
was witnessed by lens of thousands
of spectators, including hundreds of
German military and naval officers
and civil officials. A "baptismal"
oration was delivered by Johannes
I'urchard, chief Burgomaster of Hamburg, and Emperor William christened the vessel, breaking a bottle of German champagne against her bows as
she glided down the ways. Throughout Germany the event was considered of national significance, as the
"Imperator" is expected to bring back
to the Fatherland the laurels wrested
away by the big English transatlantic liners.
The "Imperator"���which has been
built in conformity with the German
laws, said to be the most rigid in the
world���is 900ft. long, and will have
a tonage of 50,000. She is more than
four city blocks in length, and as she
has a beam of 96ft., her deck space is
acres in area. She will be driven by
Parsons quadruple turbine engines
which will develop 70,1X10 horse-power
and insure an average speed of 22,'/^
knots. These will be the most powerful marine engines ever constructed.
She will be equipped with Frahm anti-rolling tanks, which will render her
steady in the roughest seas. The
mammoth vessel has a double bottom,
and in addition will have coal bunkers at the sides, virtually giving her a
double skin. She is also equipped
with many transverse bulkheads, with
doors worked by hydraulic power
from the bridge, and quickly closable.
There will he electrical communication throughout the ship and she will
carry sufficient lifeboats to accommodate all her passengers and crew���
her passenger capacity is 4.-KX1 and
her crew will number 1,100. Thc most
powerful wireless apparatus will he
in service on board at all hours of the
day and night.
If she were standing on end. tli,
"Imperator" would be higher than
the highest skyscraper in tlie world.
Her essential ,'tructurc weigh, more
than 100.000.0110 pound- Besides
there will be an enormous weight "1
furniture, pictures, dishes and other
objects. It would require a trail1 I?
miles long lo carry the material used
in her construction. When ihe passengers and crew go aboard 750,000
pounds will be added to her weight
While she is the largest, the "Im
perator" will also be the most up-tO-
, date of ocean 1'ners. Her main dining saloon will be spacious ami her
public cabins will be the largest ever
built. Her main lounge can be converted into a ball room, ami at one
end of this will be a magnificent
swimming pool, reproducing a luxurious Roman bath The vessel will
have handsome suites of rooms for
those desiring special privacy, squash
courts, a winter garden, a tennis
court  and a gymnasium.
The commander of the "Imperator"
will be the line's veteran captain,
Hans Ruser. No captain is better
known to transatlantic passengers, or
enjoys a fuller measure of confidence
than he. He will superintend her
, completion and bring her to America
'in the spring of 1913. Two sister
ships of about the same size are also
to be constructed.
How  the   Farmer   Got   His   Car
A   farmer  lived   among  his   fields
So  many   miles   from   town
It look a week by boat and train
To journey up and down.
I le wished t'. buy a car, but I' i!
Was getting in the haj
And could not  span   the lime lo take
A  trip so  far away.
And still he yearned with all his heart
To   own   a   good   machine.
While  summer  days   wen   warm   and
And hills and valleys green,
I [e iln lUghl aboul the plea -
i )n balmy evenings lat..
ll<- might ei joy, when work was o'
And vowed lie could not
il.   got a weekly mag
V       '.    .:    the   ads   wiih   c
And  found  ci e long  the \ t ry kind
i if car he  w   nted thi
' \ rote out and mailed a check a'
\i;��� 1 now lo ies mi itoring
\li up and '1. w\ i: the (ount
\, happj
���Minna  Irving
Main Fish Market
Try   us    for   HITTER.   EGGS,
Prices Right
25th Ave. and Main St.
Dr. A. J. Brett
S. E. Cor. 25th Ave. and Main St.
Phone :  Fairmont  1547
Terminal Steam  Navigation Co. Ltd.
Howe Sound Route
S.S.   Baramba   lei v ��� I'.                            11. rk
rning  at 9
for Bowen 1            13 .,
Anvil Newport,
Squami.h    tnd ' nl ..   .1-���
New] I .v. s   at
-  above
Bowel ispc-ial   Ex
cursion   Tickets,   good  for  day   of   issue,  only
$1.00   Round   Trip.
The  Amiable   Mouth
This mouth is rather large than
small. The lips are fill and of tempting redness The Inn of closure is
fairly straight, and the outer corners
of the lip curve upvv,,r,l m a fascinating way while iln subject is engaged
in  conversation.
This amiable mouth is lovely in
form, loo large for the rosebud type.
and indicative of the most womanly
and charming attributes Women
with this beautiful mouth are not what
one calls strongminded. hut make the
most adorable and loving of wives
and companions.
The talkative mouth is one in which
the upper jaw projects, the upper
lip is short, showing the teeth all the
time. The subject is good-natured,
but inconsequential and unreliable as
to detail. When ihe lower jaw projects the subject is tenacious, not easy
to change, apt to be a little sullen,
and sometimes doggedly obstinate
Women with these mouths are loyal,
but they want  their own way.
S.S.   Britanni.i   leave!    !  . Hock
every i . i   10:30
. m . F<     Greal   Ni   therti I  innei jr, Caulfields,
!' \lberta     Ba)
I ii. ida) -    only),    Portea       Sontti    Valli
Britannia    Mines,    Newport,    Squamish.     Ar
os .,:   Newport   1 :00 p.m     ..one   at  1:30
p.m.  am!  arrives Im. k  In  \ ...  5:30
1 ��� S n lyi the Britannia will only go as
Ear ;i- Bowen bland, Meals on board 50c.
Special excursion tirkcts good for day of
issue Only, $1  round trip.
Evans,   Coleman   &   Evans.   Ltd..   Agts
Phone :     Seymour 2983
North Arm Steamship
Company Limited
Meals and Afternoon Tea Served
on Board
Central Park Anglican Church
Central Park Anglican Church vvas
crowded on Sunday morning, when
the Bishop of the Diocese administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to
three adults, Bishop de Pencier
preached a forcible sermon, in thc
course of which he defended the tin
lure and meaning of the Church and
the object of its establishment Ile
also alluded to faith and temperance.
Thc Bishop was assisted by the Rev.
Mr.  lohnston, tlie rector.
In the forest of Fontainebleau.
Prance, nearly 8.000 vipers were killed
in the course of one year.
The I. W. W. Again
Lynch!   Lynch law has no place in
a  civilized  community.     Xo  body of
citizens has  the right to inflict  sum
mary punishment upon offenders when
we   have  courts   of  law   lor  our  protection.    The   people  of  San     Diego
' may not  have  liked  the  presence  in
'���. their city of Dr. Ben Reitman. mana-
! ger   of   Emma   Goldman,     but     that
doesn't  justify   vigilantes   in   spiriting
Reitman out  of the city, tarring and
feathering  him.  and  then  tracing on
| his body with a lighted cigar the letters "I. W. \V."    In their opposition
j to   the   Industrial   Workers     of    the
i World  and  to  the  revolutionary  So-
j cialists. their methods and utterances,
the citizens of San  Diego have given
i an illustration  of the practical work-
| ing of anarchy,  the thing they most
The large, comfortable stern-wheel steamer
refitted entirely for this run will make a
DAILY TRIT'to THE NORTH ARM, Burrard Inlet on week days (except Saturdays)
at 9.15 a.m., Saturdays, at 2.30 p.m.; Sundays, at 10.30 a.m., calling at Roslyn Park,
Lake Buntzen and Indian River Park, arriving back in Vancouver at about 6.30 p.m.
Steamers sail from Ferry land���Foot of
Main  Street. -"�����
���    Authorised Capital, ?2,000,000
A general banking business conducted at all branches.
Special attention given to savings deposits.   Interest
allowed on savings accounts.
Cedar Cottage Branch
Phone : Fairmont 1514
MacHaffie & Good fellow
A Full Line of Chicken Feed
Corner 26th Avenue and Main Street
Vancouver, B. C.
For Exchange
I have three Houses, close in, in Cedar Cottage for
Exchange. Will take acreage or vacant lots. Write
or phone for particulars.
S. P. Jackson
Phone : Fairmont 1298L CEDAR COTTAGE
South Vancouver
HOUSE SNAP on 49th Ave. : 4 rooms, fully modern,
between Main St. and Fraser Ave. Only $300 cash;
Balance $100 every three months.
ONTARIO STREET HOME : 6 rooms, fully modern
and nicely fenced, at a snap price. Small cash payment ; Balance easy.
ONTARIO STREET SNAP : Lots near 56th Ave., high
and dry. Price $800. Only $200 cash; Balance 6,
12 and 18 months.
21st AVENUE, IN C. P. R. : lots high and dry, facing
city, at snap price���$1500. Only one quarter cash;
Balance very easy.
J. A. KERR & CO.
3332 Main Street
Real Estate Brokers
P. O. Box 40      Phone : Fairmont 822
Western Bungalow Co.
703 Dominion Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Phone Seymour 1856
Dredging the North Arm
It is gratifying to see that in spite
of lhe opposition and pressure
brought to bear on the Government al
I Hlavva. they are making an honest
endeavor to earry out the promise
made as to the dredging of the North
Aim of lhe Fraser River. At the
present lime the dredge is at work
on that part of the river between
Main Street and Eraser Avenue
While the dredge is capable of doing
5,000 cubic yards per day, owing o.
the  softneii  of  ihe  bottom of the
river   il    is   pumping   at   least   6,0CK)
cubic   yards   per   day.     The   pumped
sand   is   being   thrown   on   the   em
bankment.    It is mostly black sand.
and i,n Sunday, when we visited il.
we were quite surprised lo see quite
a number of people taking advantage
of it for picnicking purposes. A number ol" children were romping about,
and here and there were seen lhe
busy anglers with reel and rod.
Most of the dredging being done
just now is, in our opinion, needless
labor; the first high title or heavy
rains will wash a very large proportion of the sand baek into the river.
What ought to have been done at first
was to have piled it at least 40ft. deep,
with a minimum channel of 200ft. The
land reeovercd would have more than
paid the cost. A frontage tax could
be put on all thc waterfront, assessing
the owners with the cost of the piling.
This is a duty that resls upon the
Council, although at the present time
they have no powers to do so, owing
to South Vancouver being a municipality���that is, unless they were to
obtain special legislation.    If we were
incorporated as a city, this improvement could he gone on with at once.
We do not for a moment doubt that
if the holders of the waterfront were
approached they would agree to pay
i ipecial tax on an improvement
scheme.     Whether  they   would  agree
.r imt.  ihe civic authorities  would,
under incorporation, have the power
lo levy a frontage tax. As il i* quite
hopeless to expect annexation for
years, incorporation should he pushed
ahead with all speed. 11 etc we have
one of the best waterways on tin
Coasl   which   would   bring   work    to]
hundreds of our citizens, trade to all
the merchants in our municipality, and
i flow ni' liritish capital undreamt of.!
All   Ibis  is  being  delayed;  the  op
portunity   is   being   allowed    to   slip]
past,   and   for   whal!"     Thai   we   may]
wail for annexation.   We have noth-1
ing   to   say   against   annexation;   we!
want to see a Greater Vancouver, but |
it is not practical in present-day politics. If the Xorth Arm is to be developed, it must be on the initiative
ut' lhe ratepayers themselves; they
must urge it upon the Council at all j
Let any ratepayer visit the North
Arm and judge for himself as to the
great possibilities of this waterway,
and we tire confident he will become
as great an enthusiast as we are ourselves.
That Ihe different articles which
have appeared in this paper regard
ing the Xorth Arm have aroused
keen interest was evidenced by the
large number met walking along its
banks on Sunday last.
Assets over $45,000,000
Over 150 Branches throughout Canada
Savings bank at all offices
Cedar Cottage Branch ��� F. N. Hirst, Manager
For a fine assortment of Bedding I'lants, also Hanging Baskets,
Tubs and Roses.
Phone :   Fairmont 817R
One of the most exciting times in
the life of a reporter is when he is
engaged ill tracking down a prominent person who has suddenly disappeared. All sorts and conditions of
people, whose whereabouts for various reasons become a mystery, have
to be found, and in view of the recent
chase a lady with pronounced views
on the subject of votes for women
led the police, one or two recollections
may not prove uninteresting, writes
a busy pressman.
When a pressman finds a person
who is missing under exceptional circumstances he is naturally very proud
of his achievement, particularly if he
can keep thc news from his rivals for
a time.
During the search for Crippen and
his companion, Miss Le Neve, the
competition among pressmen to get
wind of the missing coup'e was as
keen as it has ever been in the history
of Fleet Street. Could one man have
found either and secured a brief but
exclusive interview, it would have
meant a large sum in cash and a reputation on which he could have lived
for a very long time.
Tracking a Lady Doctor
One famous case with which I was
prominently identified was that of the
missing lady doctor, Miss Hickman,
whose body was found in a plantation in Richmond Park, after having
been missing for several months. Day
after day I was following clues, rushing
to every point of the compass. At
twenty minutes to six one Monday
morning my telephone bell rang, and
I received information that Miss
Hickman had been found.
Half dressed, I hurried off to Richmond Mortuary, and there on the
stone slab, her head lying some distance from her body, was the missing
lady doctor.
Satisfying myself that I had been
the lirst journalist to see her, and having no reasonable doubt as to her
identity, I got through to my paper
and secured an exclusive, which won
the approval of my editor, and earned
me a gratuity of ��20. Thc news of
the finding of the body had filtered
through from another source, and we
were only about half an hour in front,
but it served our purpose, and that
same evening in Richmond alone we
sold ten thousand copies of Ihe paper.
The court where thc inquest was
subsequently held was so crowded, I
I recollect, that one famous crime investigator sent out for a bottle of beer
and a sandwich, and, although he consumed them within a few feel of the
coroner, that official never saw what
was going on, neither did any -of the
senre or so of detectives engaged.
In provincial towns, where tlie police work under a Watch Committee.
regulations as to supplying reporters
with information are much more lax
than  they are in  London, where lhe
officers were, until the Crippen murder, forbidden to divulge anything relating to a case.
A Tribute to "The Yard"
There are wheels within wheels,
however, and, if a reporter proves
that he is to be trusted, he can gen- !
erally manage to get behind lhe regu- j
lations. Sometimes even the police
will make a point of consulting him
about the best way to get a piece of
important news into a certain quarter.
Personally, I have never found the
"Yard" ungrateful. Some years ago 1
was engaged in reporting a case at a
police court at which I was the only
pressman present. The magistrate, one
of those garrulous, old unpaid J. P.'s
who talk for talking's sake���made
some very scathing remarks about the
conduct  of a  Scotland  Yard officer.
The remarks were, to my way of
thinking, quite unjust, and I decided
not to pander to his vanity by reporting them. When the hearing was
over, lhe detective approached me,
and mentioned that it was his first
case in that division, that the reporting of the remarks would ruin his
career, and asked if it were possible
to leave them out. This course did
not entail any hardship on the defendant, and I agreed.
The man rose high in the service,
and right up to the time of his retirement he and I were the best of
All kinds of astounding suggestions
are made to a reporter engaged in
police court work.
Some years ago, a very famous firm,
who carried on a big trade, were summoned for offences under the Food
and Drugs Act. All London seemed
to know that the case was coming on,
and the firm saw that all their vast
wealth would be useless in preventing
In the ordinary course of business.
I wrote, offering to supply them with
the official shorthand note of the proceedings at the usual charge of a
guinea for Ihe note and eightpence
per folio of seventy-two words transcript.
A Curious Calling
To my astonishment, I received a
telegram asking me to meet one of
their representatives, and, when I did
so, he laid before me the astounding
suggestion that in my reports to the
London papers I should leave out as
much as possible of the case for the
prosecution, make the defence look
well, and put in all the figures relating tu the immensity of Ihe business,
which counsel fur the defence would
supply, so as Ii, secure a gigantic ad
veriisetnent out of the case.
For this he was willing to pay ��100
down the moment I had proved my
bona fides, Ile had, as a fact, the
money in gold in his motor-car at that
Ill" course, as 1 had no power to do
anything of the kind he suggested, I
refused the offer, hut during the con-
Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Co.
May 3, 1912
The DIRECTORS of the VANCOUVER HARBOR AND DOCK EXTENSION COMPANY LTD., have by resolution authorised the issue and sale of
20,000 Shares of the Company's TREASURY STOCK at par, $100 per share.
All orders subject to prior sale.
Full information furnished on request, including maps and prospectus.
H. W. LEYENS, Financial Agent.
511-13 Dont. Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds.     Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
We are Specialist! on the
Investigate our Subdivision on the Westminster and  Ferguson Roads.     Prices
much below market value. 	
Brokers, Real Estate, Loans, Insurance
?hoonekoF,*i^on<!i,1,S95 1735 Westminster Rd. viSS.*^
versation I discovered the interesting
information that this gentleman was
a member of some of the best clubs
in London, that he made a good living acting as ambassador for firms
similarly placed, and that not many
weeks before he had made a like offer of ��500 on behalf of another firm.
The saying that there is honor
among thieves is strikingly illustrated
by a story of the gallantry of a bandit,
told by Mr. Andrew F. Crosse in his
book "Around About the Carpathians" : A certain lady, the widow
of a wealthy man of title, inhabited a
lonely castle not far from the route
between Buda Pesth and Vienna. One
morning she received a polite note
requesting her to provide that night
at ten o'clock a supper for twelve gentlemen. She knew at once the character of her self-invited guests, and
devised a novel mode of defence.
She dared not send for aid, for she
knew every road between the castle
and any town would be watched to
prevent communication, so she made
her own plans.
At ten that evening up rode an arm
ed band of twelve. The great gate of
the outer court was thrown open as
if lor an honored guest. The lady
herself, richly dressed, stood at the
entrance to receive. She at once
selected the chief, bade him welcome,
and gave orders that the horses should
be well cared for. Then, taking the
arm of the chief, she led the way to
lhe dining-room. A goodly feast was
spread on the table, and the side-
hoards were covered with a magnificent display of gold and silver plate.
The leader of the robber band started
back in surprise, but, recovering his
presence of mind, he calmly seated
himself by his hostess. When the
meal was nearly finished thc chief
took out his watch.
"Madame," he said, "the happiest
moments of my life have always been
the shortest. 1 have another engagement to night which I must keep, but
before I go allow me to tell you that
in appealing to my honor, as you have
tonight, you have saved me from the
commission of a crime. Bad as I am,
no one ever appealed to my honor in
vain. As for my men, I charge them
to take nothing from this house. He
who disobeys dies that instant." Thc
brigand then asked for paper and pen,
and wrote a few sentences in strange
"If you or your retainers ever lose
anything," he added to his hostess,
"post this publicly in thc nearest town,
and I pledge my word the missing
article shall be returned."
Thc band departed. A few weeks
later the chief was captured and
hanged. He proved to be the im-
novcrished younger son of a noble
family of Hungary.
The schools in the municipality will
close at the end of next week. The
usual closing ceremonies and entertainments will this year be abandoned
in consequence of the heavy series of
Report of the Medical Health Officer
At a meeting of the School Board
held just recently, an agenda of a
miscellaneous character was disposed
of. Resignations were received from
Miss Helen Raleigh, Miss Wall and
Miss Anstie.
School Site Offered
Mr. Empery asked if the Hoard was
prepared to purchase the school site,
D. L. 330. Mr. Empery stated his
price was $13,350 and the ground was
four acres. He had, he stated, received an offer of sale from another
Trustee Scott said he thought the
Board could do better elsewhere.
The matter was remitted baek to
the Committee, hut Mr. Empery
slated he would nol hold the land any
Medical Officer's Report
Dr.   Hunter   reported   that   he   vvas
making arrangements   to   deal   wilh
eases of lonsilitis, by operations, ami
he hoped lo earry out a numbet of
these in July, during the holidays.
The doctor further suggested gelling
up a class for children mentally deficient. Such a class, he thought,
would be an advantage to those chil
drcn thus afflicted.   Dr. Hunter's re
port for May showed that he had
deall wiin four schools. In Tecumseh
School he had examined 287 children,
in Wolfe School 182, in Mackenzie
School 509, and in the Moberley
School 207. In Tecumseh School
twenty-eight had defective vision, in
General Wolfe fourteen, and in Moberley School twcJve. In the above
schools thc cases of defective teeth
numbered respectively forty, fifty-
three and eighteen, and defective
nasal breathing, nineteen, twelve and
seven.    The report was adopted.
Attendance Officer McMahon had
attended to 127 cases since his appointment last month. The cases referred to were those of children
whose erratic attendances were reported to the officer.
A letter was read from Chief Manual Instructor VV, K. Woodcock, who
asked to be allowed to remain ill
England till thc beginning of August,
which was agreed to. Mr. Woodcock
expects to reach South Vancouver
about the end of August.
Mr. C Kcrkton, who had been appointed assistant instructor, asked
that he be allowed to sail from England on August 1. His duties start
that day in the Municipality schools.
This was agreed to.
It was agreed to allow two weeks
for contractors to estimate bv sealed
tenders for thc annexes to General
Wolfe, Tecumseh and Carleton
Schools. Tenders will be received up
to noon on June 25.
Sovereigns were first coined in the
reign of Henry I., but they wcre then-
worth  twenty-two shillings.
Mi SATURDAY, JUKE 22, 1912
:-:    PEN   PICTURES    :-:
MR. C. W. WHELPTON, Chairman of the School Board
Mr Whelpton, the present eliair
man oi the School Board, came to
South Vancouver about six years ago
and commenced 1 tsiness as a
building   contractor.     That     he     has
ried  on after   the    new     Board     wai
elected.      Prom   the   first,   opposition
and antagonism wen- ihown to every
motion of lhe new members, who de
tired to hsve the affairs of the Board
been very successful in his work goel   conducted   in   the   manner   the   board
without saying. Shortly before coming  was elected to do
West,  Mr.   Whelpton  was  married  t.,
the only daughter of Mr, Forsyth, the
member in the Provincial parliament
for Beautiful Plains, in Manitoba. The
Foriyth and the Whelpton families
have been near neighbors all their
lives Thc writer had the opportunity "i being Introduced to Mr. For
syth last fall, when he was here for
a couple of months on a visit I., his
daughter, Mrs. Whelpton. As chance
threw- us a good deal in each other's
company, it was my good fortune to
listen to many of the rare stories thc
old Pioneer could tell of 50 years ago
���of his first impressions of Winnipeg more than 30 years ago as he
came through il from thc East and
halted for a time; but at that time,
having no great faith in Winnipeg, he
pushed on ahead for Minnidora. The
farms there have grown from being
miles apart to being quite close together.
The old man did well at fanning.
and gathered together as much of
this world's goods as satisfy him. And
now, in the autumn of his years, when
the sun seems to shine less brightly
and there is a lack of warmth around,
he can sit around his ingle nook and
recount lo lhe younger generation the
trials and difficulties that beset the
old settlers before the iron horse carried them from the waters of the East
to the waters of thc Wesl.
Mr. Whelpton has always taken an
active interest in public affairs, lie-
was one of the originators of the
Board of Trade, and has since its inception taken a keen interest in all its
work.     Seldom  is  he  absent   from  a
Almost  from the firsl   meeting ������>
lhe  new   Hoard,     Mr    Whelpton    and
Spencer Robinson wen-   up   against
each other. Among the lirst cause!
was Iln- appointment of an assistant
bookkeeper. Then commenced the
light over the school plans and the
appointment of an architect. Nighl
afler night the Board met to try to
come to some arrangement. Robin
s*.n wanted certain plans adopted.
Mr. Whelpton and those members
who were supporting him, Suspecting collusion, would not have those
plans which Robinson was advocating. Probably lhe unwritten history
of the moves and counter-moves
adopted hy both parties during these
negotiations will never come to light.
Ultimately Robinson   sent   in   his
resignation.      Mr.     Whelpton     was
lected in  his place.    Then  followed
in   rapid   succession   tin-   disclosures
I hai  have been made by Mr. Crehan.
Few of Iln- ratepayers and citizens
can ever realize the amount of nervous worry and strain the chairman
of the School Board has had lo un
lergo, or the amount of financial loss
he must have sustained since he look
over the office.
He has had lo have almost daily
���neelings with Mr. Crehan, the auditor, and Mr. Kirkland. the secretary,
some of these meetings taking up
nosl of his working day. Then there
was the pressure of want of school
accommodation, as the long wrangle
had left this woefully ill arrears.
Four new schools have to be built,
along with several annexes lo the old
schools.     This   alone   entails   a   vast
.......       ���-..--..    . [ :����. nu.jo.        i ins    aioiiv.     eui.tiis    a     v.is
meeiing. I Ins is the second term amount of work on the School Board
that Mr. Whelpton is scrying on the ;To cap a)li Mr fjrehan's summons
School Board. During his lirst ten , for . im a)ong with . is C(J.wo(.kcrSi
ure of office he was one of the mi- t0 bc in (laJiy attendance at lhe
norily purists who tried to look alter Munic|pa| ||an during the investiga
''"   'n''i'        "'  >]"���>���<>']��� -" '        that   t|on,   is   enough   to   discourage   one
11 ��� from having anything to do with pub-
matters  are not    in    a    very    tunc
worse position than they are is greatly   due   to   the   stubborn   opposition
the minority offered.
On one occasion, over the purchase
of a school site, the minority received   information   that   all   was   nol   as
-it should be. They threatened that j business. ���nc thought invariably
if the purchase was gone on with ,.jsc.s in olu,.s mjn<| rs it iloncst? ts
they would resign and appeal to the j, jug, tl,.��� we ,���������!,] uy mlr fellow.
people. So in the end the minority ' cjtjzens to devote so much of their
won. , time   without   giving  them   some   re-
That  Mr.  Whelpton had the confi-; numeration ?     As   the   law   stands   al
deuce of the electors in every part of   present, no school trustee can be paid
lie affairs.
Mr. Whelpton is a busy contractor,
with a fair number of workmen working   for  him.     Anyone  can   therefore
i see whal il means to him to be called
I so  often  and  continuously  from  hi
the municipality was shown at the last
election by the large vote he received.
He was the only member of the old
board to again seek the suffrages of
the ratepayers, and the ratepayers returned him with no uncertain vote.
The subject of this sketch was first
brought into prominence in connection with the School Board investigation. From the first he assumed no
uncertain attitude: let it be understood that he' wanted a thorough
audit of all the accounts for a number of years past, also that he want
for any work that he may do. Surely
in the near future some legislation
will be enacted to give a fair remuneration to our School Trustees.
At an early date we will deal in a
special article with the remuneration
of Reeve and Council and other representative bodies.
Pool Rooms in South Vancouver
The  Municipal    Police    Committee
.d  the  past  dealings  of  the  trustees Mias received several letters of protest
thoroughly   probed,  so  that   if   there against   the   granting   of     pool-room
bad  been   any    crooked    work,    the licences   in   South   Vancouver.     The
blame  could  be  put    on     the    right question   came   before   a   meeting  of
shoulders.    The ratepayers can never   the Police Committee on Wednesday.
realize   under   what     difficulties     the and  the discussion was adjourned  to
work  of  the school  trustee  was  car- a future meeting.
More Stringent Measures to
Govern Licensing of Pedlars
(Continued from Page Ii
Vincenzi complaining of remarks
made hy ihe Chief -.i  Police oi. ai
lhe alleged, a disparaging i hai.i- tei
1'hc writer stand that she had lived
in South Vancouver for years and In-r
conduct or character had never beep
qui itioned. Sh.- i onsidered lomi
planaiion was neci isai v The letter
was referred to the Police Committee,
who   meet   on   July  4.
School Board Offices
Reeve Kerr reported thai he found
it was lawful to let ground adjoining
the Municipal Hall for school pur
posei so long as a fair rental wai ob
tained.   This applied to the proposal
to erect Ichool offices on land near
the hall, and a resolution was carried
deciding to let a piece ot" laud i i the
School Board.
Dangerous  Blasting
The   contractors   for   clearing   lot-,
n.ai   lhe Municipal  Hall sent a de'pu
tation to ihe Council complaining that
the Chief of 1'oliee had can, ell.-ci then
permit for blasting.
Chief Jackson said the blasting was
being carried on at risk to children
and others lulu,-en noon and 1 pin..
��� ind he had stopped it altogether pend
ing instructions from the Council, bul
lie  had  not  cancelled  the  permit
Councillor Elliott said that unless
more care wai taken stringent meal
ires would have to be adopted.
The matter was left in the hands
of Chief Jackson. In regard to the
fatal accident to Mrs. Tomkinson, the
Council reported having visited the
soot and they will report to a future
Dr. Murphy's Salary
The Health Committee recommended that the salary of Dr. Murphy,
medical health officer, be $100 per
month from July 1, 1912, his duties to
include those specified by lhe Provincial Act, and in addition he is to
visit and report on all cases of suspected  insanity,  police   calls,  and  all
; other   cases   where   the   municipality
should   be   represented   by   a   medical
I ma"     ''" '
Assistant Health Ii��pm&v>
The Health Committee reeommend-
j ed that Mr. R, Richardson be notified
that his services be no longer required
after Ilis work of probation, and that
the appointment on probation of his
successor be left  in  the hands of the
; Reeve  and   Health   Inspector,    This
was adopted.
Board of Works Report
The Hoard of Works recommended
thai rock drillers employed by the
municipality be paid at the rate of
40c per hour, and that the Reeve anil
clerk he authorized to sign releases
in favor of the original owners of the
10ft. strips on the east side of Main
Street, between 18th and 25th Avenue
which were conveyed to the Corporation of South Vancouver in error.
The report  was adopted.
Lumber Tenders
Reeve Kerr, on a proposition to ad-
i vertise   for   tenders    for   lumber   for
Wards III and IV for general pur
! poses, said it was a fact that the City
j would not consider South Vancouver
{ in the matter of tenders. Reeve Kerr
, asked   if  that   Council   was   going  to
be as close-listed as Ihe corporation
! in  the  City.    It  was  decided  to call
for  tenders,  the  selection   being  left
to the Council. This was all the
j business of public interest.
Councillor Third also addressed the
meeting, endorsing for the most part
what the Reeve had said. II, added
that be'had $50,(fX) in hand, unexpended in Ward IV so that they could
start to block-pave loth Avenue from
16th i" 25th .f tin- City would consent
to block pave up lo loth Avenue The
consensui .-i opinion in the meeting
wai   in   favor  of  incorporation
Cedar Cottage Comments
To Arrange for Mass  Meeting of
A ipei ni meeting of the aboi
lociarii i   irai called on Tuesday night
la it, the main object of which was the
election ol a president to fill the vac-
.111'y caused by the resignation of Mr.
A II Radford, who is having the dis
trict, Ins intention bi ing to I- icatc at
tb<- northern part oi Vancouver Island
Aitn a vote oi thanks had been
tendered Mr Radford for his faithful
���ervices, nomination! were called for
to fill the vacancy of president, choice
Falling to Mr. Shiell.
Thi latter thereupon took the chair,
nor which pertinent items discussed
were water supply, sewerage, and the
necessary provision of a fire hose
-land for the rapidly growing district
of Victoria Heights. It was moved
and carried that Secretary Tucker
write to 1 -ir<- Chief Wand, pointing
out tlu- necessity of ihe provision oi
lome means of combating any out
break of lire in the district.
A visit by a member of No. 1 Road
Improvement Association, and his address lo the meeting, led to a discus-
lion as to the good that would ensue
by an occasional fraternising of the
members of the different associations,
which would eliminate any possible
jealousy between the several districts.
It was pointed out that the progress
oi one district must result in benefit
all round, and, guided by the aphorism, "In union there is strength,"
more importance would be given to
any request for needed improvements
if it was backed by the whole body of
ratepayers. Eor instance, the nig subjects of water supply, sewerage, and
transportation affect, not one section,
but he whole municipality, and would
,jl.I of solution if discussed in
iriendly meeting and presented in the
same spirit to those entrusted with
their solution.
Intending to try to initiate the
above principles, the members of the
Victoria Heights Improvement Association decided, on the motion of Mr,
Shiell, seconded by Mr. Kellogg, that
the secretary write to the other associations, asking them to join in arranging for the holding of a mass
meeting���preferably open air���of ratepayers, and lo invite the Reeve and
Councillors  to address  such  meeting,
An  early-closing   movement  is  I..-
ing   aetiv.lv   prom .ted,   nol   only   in
i ledai    I otl Igi      but    throughout   the
municipal!!).    foi    l  ���    t losing of all
ilorei at om- .,'- I- ck on \\ t dm
throughout the  lummer monthi
* *   *
On   Saturday   night    last,   ,,t    10.30,
2 Fire  11.ill received a call from
Mr   Ratlin, iln-  well-known plumber
orner ot   Vi< ion.,    11
Westminster    Road,    that    a    largi
blaze existed a: the rear of his prem-
iiei in tin- bush which teemed likely
to threaten near property     Notwith
-'.Hiding it  being Saturday nighl, and
that   many   --:   -In-   squad   win-   down
tow ii,  a  goi >d   'urn 'Ut   responded  to
th.- call of tin- lyren, and it involved
an hour's Itrenuoul work to thoro
ly extinguish the fire.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs Wm. Hindle, oi Cedar
Cottage, arc the recipients of much
sympathy on the death of their
daughter, Pansy Hindle, on Saturday
last. The funeral took place "ti Mon
day last from Center aid I lamia's
* *    ���
Cedar   Cottage   Improvement     As-
sociation,   having   found   the   scheme
tor the annexation of Cedar Cottage I
to   be   impracticable,   has   decided   to
devote all  its energies towards  push
ing  forward the annexation  of  South
Vancouver  by   the   City.
��    *    ���
Hand concerts are announced    for
Monday evening at Clark's Park from
July 15 Io August 26, both dates inclusive. This providei a total of
seven concerts by City bands, and
the South Vancouver band are arranging others for Cedar Cottage dis
Considerable regret is expressed
round Cedar Cottage at th. announcement just made by the P.. C. E. Railway that they cannot entertain the
idea of the suggested continuation of
Commercial Drive along their right-
of-way   to   Cedar   Cottage,   as   it   is
against the policy ,,f the Company to
do     IQ
* *   *
Tin-   Ii   C   E   Railway   announce
that on July 2 an additional la'1 - >r
to Victoria Road will be run. having
.i!."in   inidt.i.
��� ��    ��
'in   Friday   evening   last,   Mr    M.
W    Porter   was   struck   by  a   Westminster   Road   car   and   lustained  a
���i leg and dislocated thigh.   The
unfortunate    n   had   just   alighted
from  a  ear at  Jamel   Road,  and   was
crossing at the r.-ar "i the sun,- when
a car bound I'or lhe City struck him,
knocking bun clear "i the track on
to tin ude "i tin- road I le wai subsequently removed by tin ambulance
to the General Hospital, and .is reported to be making good progress
towards recovery,
�� �� *
Iln- regular meeting oi Cedar Cot-
Loyal Orange Lodge was held
in Cedar (.'.Mag, Hall on Monday
night last. Bro Sumpter, W. M., in
the .hair, and Bro .1 Tyerman in the
vice-chair. Wonhipful Bros W P.
McClintock (Matter of Bnniskillen
Lodge) and Horner (Master of
Grandview Lodgi l were invited to
-������ai-  on   the  platform.    There  were
: such a large number of members and
visitors present that the leating cap-
acity of the hall was taxed to its limit.
Four candidates were initiated in the
Orange Degree, Worshipful Bros.
Sumpter.   Horner and   llvndman  offi-
[ dating. Bro McClintock administered
the obligation and delivered the
charge, and Bro. Northcott, P.M.,
put on the unwritten work. There
were seven applications received during ihe evening. Bro. Albert Porter
was unanimously elected to the office
of recording Secretary, being installed
by Pro. McClintock Bro. A. Porter
has already filled the official positions of deputy-master and financial
secretary, and the Lodge was congratulated on the result of the pres-
' nt appointment This Lodge will
join with Vancouver City lodges in
the celebration at New Westminster
on July 12.
Currie's Barn  Burnt
A barn belonging to Curric & Co.,
grocers. Eraser Avenue, was burned
at the fire which destroyed the Imperial Sales Stables on Tuesday afternoon. Smoke also did some damage
to the fine stock of groceries carried
bv this firm.
Week's Building Permits
The building permits issued during
the week ending Wednesday number
ed  fifty-three, the total value of the
buildings being $48,250.
Annual Dedication Festival
On Thursday, June 2*. the S
Peter's branch of the W. A will give
a garden party, with the kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Walker,
at their home on Main Street, opposite Brock School, from 3 till 6 in
the afternoon, and in the evening
from 8 till 10.30. Tea, strawberries
and cream and all kinds of refreshments will be obtainable. A splendid
programme has been arranged, including open-air theatrical performances by the Misses Fowler and
Messrs F. L. Magee and A Evelyn
Home, both afternoon and evening.
All friends of the Church are cordial
ly invited. The Festival Services will
be held on S. Peter's Day. Saturday,
29th inst., and Sunday. The special
preacher al 11 o'clock will he the Rev
T. des Barres.
See Goddard & Son Ltd.
When  you  want   new   and   2nd-hand
Magistrate McArthur has left for
Harrison Hot Springs, where he intends to spend some days.
This is an age of new ideas and discoveries,   and   many   things   of   grca!
i service to mankind have recently been
j brought to light.   Wireless telegraphy
! is a notable instance of this.
In the methods of healing, things are
rapidly changing. The use of drugs
and medicines is dying out, and newer
and better methods are coming into
favor. One of the latest and n
sensible of these is known as chiropractic, a method of healing by which
ihe  nervous   system  is  brought   il
- !   vvrking   order      In   using   this
method a doctor works with his
hands along III patient's spine with
the object of relieving thc nerves
from pressure Medical science has
iund that tin- majority ot" disei si -
ne   nervous   in
v. "id-, ai e due t- - derangemi nl of the
I-.-, v-ius system, and im thi se tin- i���
-ulis obtained bj  chiropractic are al
mi -'  mir i< id- - -
Chiropractic    �� is    .:i-> ovei ed    IT
' a- -   ago,   and   for   Si -nn     ��� ,      -   w   -
iractis d bj its lisci v en r and no
Is.- As its merits bi - .inn- know n,
���thcrs were taught iln system and
���low there are several colleges when
���t is taught, and considerably ovei
i.000 doctors are usuii; this method in
Canada and  lhe United States.
Those who are not afraid to try
something just because it is new.
should try chiropractic and they will
ie amply  rewarded.
Dr. Ernest Shaw is a fully qualified
doctor of chiropractic, and he will be
pleased to explain the system more
fully to anyone interested. He can be
seen at his residence, 250 Twenty-
second avenue east, between the hours
of 1.30 and 6 any afternoon except
"A  Fool and  His  Money," at tjie I
\venue Theatre, did a phenomenally
large business for this season of the I
vear,  and  it   has   been  repeated  this
week   with   "Moths,"    that    brilliant !
���reation of Ouida's.    It is a fine production   in   every   way,   being   finely
staged  and   mounted,  and  above  all,
finely  acted.     At   the   Avenue   every
member of the company is an artist
of reputation.
For next week the management offer that great Swedish dialect play.
"Ole Oleson," made famous by Gus
lleege. Those who saw "Yon Yon-
son" a few weeks ago at the Avenue
iiow what Mr. Lawrence can do with
i Swedish dialect role, and his opportunities are even greater in "Ole Oleson." It will be produced on an elaborate scale, introducing the famous
Swedish quartette and other special-
'ies. Big houses are sure to prevail
at every performance, so it is advisable to secure seats early.
Railroads will connect Vancouver j The Canadian Northern has already soon. Our cut shows the window of
���with the Peace River Empire by the j reached Athabaska Landing from Ed- Messrs. Walsh and Beltinc' , a prom-
time the Panama Canal is opened. I nonton. The Grand Trunk Pacific inent real estate firm at 810 Hastings
At present the roads from the East is building to the Landing, and the Street Wesl. handling Athab:-.s' a
are rushing into that great northland.   Canadian   Pacific    will    reach    there Landing property.   F.   M. Walsh was
one of the best-known newspaper
men in the Wesl, before going into
the land business. Mr. Beltinck is
also an old newspaper man well
\nown on  the Coast.
FOR RENT���Three rooms, same
lloor, unfurnished, close to carline;
suit grown-ups, housekeeping; $15.
Apply "Greater Vancouver Chinook"
123 Pender West
Between  Cambie and Abbott
Large selection always on view
Fur Quality and Purit) come to the
Corner 24th and  Main
Z. Aheroni, Pn ;
Toronto   Furniture
Furnish   Houses   at   Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont   1660
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 404
Order    Office :    3418    Commercial
Street,  Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining   car   terminus)       /
Terms Cash ���
Melrose Nursing Home
j Special  attention given  lo  Maternity
j cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
j 825 25th Ave.  East���Phone : Fair. 9S7
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
R. W. E. Preston
3210 MAIN ST.  NEAR  16th  AVE.
Stock on hand
Repairing done
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SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1912*
Imperial   Sales   Stables
Are Destroyed by Fire
South Vancouver Visited by a Large Conflagration���Loss
Estimated  at  $10,000
I-,,,. entailing a low of $10,000 ut
t.rlv   demolished   the   Imperial   Sale
Stables at the cornii of Forty leventh
avenue and Frasei avenue on Tuesday
n       Just   how   the   lire   originated
will probably never be known Vbout
in 30 in the morning an alarm was
given to the men in the office that
the building was ablaze, and almost
,,t the - "i" timi flami - hegan to leap
no .ni oul thi top iton >- A call was
hurriedly made for the firemen ol
Ward Three, bul before their arrival It' was sv. ,-n that the building
wa- doomed.
(Inly ten minutes before the call ol
fire, Mr. Robert Hawes, barn foreman, was cutting feed ill the loft
above. When he left that part of the
building there wai absolutely no sign
of lire. Ile had only safely reached
the floor beneath when the flames
were Been issuing from all pans ol
the loft. Thomas Murnder and John
Tynan, who wer,- employed with
James Heath's gang of men cutting a
lane between First and Second avenues, were amongst the first to arrive
on the scene and gave valuable assistance, nol only in freeing the animals which wen- in the building at
the time, but also in saving the residence- across the road from lhe
Stables which at one time looked as
if they would feed the flames.
Twenty-nine horses were released
from the -tables, while several buggies, a democrat and a racing sulky
were also saved. Every hit of harness in lhe stables at the time was destroyed, while fifty tons of hay and
twenty tons of oats were rendered
Twenty-six firemen under the direction of Fire Chief Wand responded
to tin- call. Three streams of water
were quickly thrown on the burning
Structure, but when it was seen thai
there was no hope of saving the building or contents an effort was made
to protect lhe adjoining property.
The flames reached across the street
to lhe house of J. E. Shell, corner of
Forty-seventh and First avenues, hut
splendid work by the volunteer firemen saved this house. So intense was
the heat that the firemen were forced
to work at limes under the protection
.1 wet blank, Is. which were supplied
ty neighbors Thc furniture was also removed from the residence ol Ml
Shell,  in   view   oi  tin   danger.
When the roof of the stables fell
the firemen found much less difficult)
in coping with the blaze. The wind,
too. which had been blowing toward
the row of residences on First avenue died away, and another element
"i danger was removed. Spectacular
while il lasted, in probably less than
one hour the entire building was nothing   more   than   a   smouldering   mass.
The l"-s is estimated by Mr. II. M.
Vasey al aboul $10,000, on which
there was insurance ol about $3,000
on the building and about $1,500 on
tin contents. Strange to say. the
large auto bus which Mr. Vasey has
been operating between South Vancouver and Ladner was sent to
Comox on the morning of Ihe fire.
Either defective wiring or spontaneous combustion is believed to
have been the cause of the conflagration, which is the largest that has
visited South Vancouver for sometime. Owing lo thc fact that the lire
spread so rapidly and Ihe fact that
it was reported to have been seen
from so many different sides at once,
the  latter   is  attributed  as   the  cause.
The close proximity of MacKenzic
school to the scene of lhe lire was
the cause of some anxiety for some
lime, but after the sounding of the
alarm the pupils were quickly formed and marched out in orderly manner. Among the volunteers who assisted were Commissioner Crehan.
Municipal Clerk Springford, Water
Superintendent Mullett, Mr. Wesl.
Mr. Janes, and Building Inspector
The lack of an adequate water supply must he attributed to circumstances over which neither the water
department nor lhe fire department
had control.
It is the intention of Mr. Vasey to
rebuild. In lhe meantime he has
quartered his animals on Lulu Island.
The Imperial Sale Stables were the
largest of their kind in South Vancouver.
EDMONDS,  June  21.���At  a  nice!   j
ing  held   on   Wednesday  evening   lhe
Board ol Trad.- displayed a strong ilis
position to   encourage   Improvement
md development, and the shrewd, firm
confidence in the future of the munici-
lality which is shared hy similar bodies
in neighboring communities. The board
l.lalll il'iusly    endorsed    the    proposal;
���o   pave   Ihe   inlernrban   highway   on
is course through Burnaby.   Accord
On Wednesday evening a meeting
of the Liberal Association was held
al lhe offices of Mr. Donald BurgeSS,
Twenty-ninth and Main Street Mr,
liurgess was voted lo the chair, and
among those present wen- Messrs E
W Peach, I. K. Peach, J. M, Mowatt,
I-., w.  Patterson,  II.  Kay.  I)   Hob
son, and T   Dickie,    secretary,    wh"
placed   his   resignation   in   the   hands
of the meeting.
The Chairman stated that lhe presi
dent.   Mr.     Caldwell.     vice president
Si in in. and lhe Secretary were out ol
| office,   and   that   lhe   meeting   had   lo
consider    whal    course    should    be
'adopted   in   regard   to   lhe   future.     If
| they  had  an  association,  linn   their
aim  should  be  to make  il   a  success.
j Ile was willing lo give lhe free use of
i Ilis office for meetings, bill there was
| no use in having an association unless
there vvas some life in it.
The meeting Ihen proceeded lo the
election of officers. Mr. Donald Bur
gess was elected president, Mr. J. M.
Mowatt vice-president, and Mr. H,
Kay. treasurer and secretary. Every
one present paid in a subscription for
the ensuing year.
Mr. Donald Burgess said he would
do his best as president. In lhe past
the association had been working under great difficulties.
Ile believed the day was not far
distant when they would see the Liberal party ill power throughout Brit
ish Columbia.
A hearty vote of thanks was passed
to Mr. T. Dickie, thc retiring secretary, who, in reply, said he should
he pleased lo continue to assist the
association in every way possible,
Owing lo Mr. Dickie's generosity the
association will start the year free of
Discussion then arose as to the necessity of obtaining copies of parliamentary records of both the Dominion
and Provincial legislatures, ami Ihe
feeling of Ihe meeting as expressed
hy the different speakers on the subject was that steps should be taken
at once to obtain copies of Hansard
and-of the proceedings of the Provincial House.
It was resolved that the meetings
in future be held on the lirst
Friday of each month, and that the
kind offer of Mr. Burgess of the use
of his office at Twenty-ninth avenue
and Main Street be accepted.
After visiting the markets of Eastern Canada. Xew York and England,
Walter S. Moore, corner Eighteenth
Avenue and Main Street, returned
lo South  Vancouver some days ago.
Mr. Moore's trip was unique in so
far that il was the lirst journey probably ever made by a South Vancouver
drygoods merchant to personally purchase Old Country materials for retail sale in South Vancouver.
Mr. Moore's splendid stores at the
Eighteenth avenue corner go to make
up a commercial feature that cannot
but impress itself upon the visitors
coming into South Vancouver from
the city.
Since last July the establishment
has grown wonderfully and in the
past twelve months it has been enlarged to three times its original capacity.
Of course. South Vancouver is
prosperous, hut undoubtedly the main
reason for the wonderful expansion
of this modern drygoods store is thc
fact that Mr. Moore possesses the
happy faculty of "studying the public
and giving thc very best value for
money spent over his counter."
Mr. Moon's journey to England
was most satisfactory in every respect. From a business point of view-
it was most successful, and. Ik- it said,
the South Vancouver merchant derived much pleasure from his travels.
Mr. Moon- is "celebrating" his re-
turn to South Vancouver by holding
a big clearing sale This event opens
'"day and in iln- coins,- oi clearing
the s!i,-lvrs to make room for the
ii'-w   i,nine   of  autumn   goods   from
abroad, Moore's place is likely to be
a "house of bargains" for a time.
During the several months Mr.
Moore was absent from the Coast
he found business fairly good on all
sides in the East. He could not hut
observe the interest those in lhe East
and in Great Britain are displaying in
British Columbia and Vancouver, and
on all hands Mr. Moore heard the
feeling expressed that Vancouver is
on the verge of a wonderful epoch
of prosperity.
On Wednesday evening a bill for
$25,000 was presented to the Board
of Works by the B. C. Electric Railway Company in respect to an account for approximately $25,000 held
hy the company against the Council
ill connection with the relaying of
track, caused by the grading and
other work on the roads in the municipality,
According to the franchise agreement entered into between the council and the company, provision was
made for one relaying prior lo thc
putting down of a permanent track,
Ibis lo be done at the expense of the
company. In a number of instances
the tracks have had to lie moved more
Ihan once, and the company, having
made Hu- arrangement with the old
council, desire that the present council shall acknowledge the agreement.
The money does not become due until lhe permanent track is laid and
the comnany suggested thai lhe council pay 5 per cent, of the principal, as
an acknowledgment of tin- account.
The matter wa- referred lo the engineer ami solicitors for consideration
and advice,
ing lo the present plan this involves
tin- construction of a 42-fool roadway
between   Edmonds and  Westminster
cily limits, and a 30-foot roadway
from Edmondl to the South Vancou
ver boundary, an improvement of an
excellent highway which, by the way.
might he emulated with advantage in
South Vancouver.
Reeve VVeart, who spoke in support
of ihe proposal, look it for granted
thai the Crown would bud assistance
io ihe extent  of defraying half the
cost. About one-fourth or one-third
of lhe remainder would he assessed
upon the whole of the municipality, he
said, while whal vvas left would come
under the Local Improvement bylaw.
Ile pointed out that Burnaby'i borrowing powers were already large,
and thai they were rapidly and steadily  increasing.
President B. G. Walker was heartily
endorsed in his work in connection
with the dredging of the North Arm
of the Fraser, the meeting showing
itself keenly alive to the importance
of harbor improvements in a municipality with four miles of waterfront-
age on the Eraser and six miles on
Burrard Inlet.
Owing to the increase of business
the well-known hardware firm of Robinson & Iloag, corner of Twenty-
fifth and Main Street. have been
obliged to erect a new warehouse at
the rear of their premises. Up to the
present the firm met their requirements in the retail store, but to cope
with the ever-growing trade more
room lo accommodate customers was
necessary and lhe whole siore is now-
being used for retail purposes.
Robinson & Iloag is the pioneer
business institution on Main Street,
south of Twenty-fifth Avenue. Their
plan is to build for the future, and
realizing their present changes, big
things look to be in store for Main
Ratepayers of Ward IV
Discuss Annexation Question
Reeve Kerr Explains Position of Council at Meeting on
Thursday Evening
Mr. Feast presided over a meeting
of Ward IV on Thursday evening,
held in the Schoolroom, 29th Avenue
and Main.
Reeve Kerr spoke upon several
questions and said the amendment in
the Municipal Elections Act did not
affect in any way lhe procedure in
connection with lhe annexation vote.
In regard to other matters, even Mr.
Bull, the city solicitor, was in doubt
as to the true meaning of the amendment. Those entitled to vote, however, had to he the owners of land or
real property in the municipality of
not less than $100. Both the deed
owner and the registered agreement
owner had a right to have their names
entered on the voters' list. At an
election the . deed holder was the
one who had the right lo vote, but
if he waived his right before the day
of election then the agreement holder could vole. A voters' list was being got up which would be a legal
one, and this was very important. He
pointed out that every agreement
holder in C. P. R. property only
would be disfranchised, except those
who happened to be householders as
well. In lhe past there had been care
b-ssness in regard to ihe voters' list.
Unless lhe government framed a special act the voting upon annexation
would be Ihe same as before.
Reverting to annexation the Reeve
complained that some of the citizens
had been unfair, bul he still contended  the council  should  consider  what
the people wanted.    Some wanted one
thing and some another, and all that
was left for the council to do was to
ask   the  government   to  pass   special
I legislation.   At the last election many
I voters were too apathetic to vote, and
| that   was   most   discouraging.     Every
I voter  should  have  been  able,  never-
j theless, to vote at Twenty-fifth ave-
I nue,  but  even   that  should  not   have
j prevented them  voting.     Reeve  Kerr
gave details of his interview with Mr.
Bowser   and   the   Premier,   and   in   a
lengthy  address  defended  his  action
on  the  annexation   question,  and  explained   that   South   Vancouver   had
done everything possible.    What they
had to do was to find out whether the
cily   would   talk   annexation   or   not.
That   matter  would   be   taken  up  on
the   following   day.   no   doubt.    There
must, however, be a proper agreement
if   annexation   were   to   come   about,
because  South  Vancouver    was    not
spending money  by  the millions, and
lit was imperative to rusli sewers into
lhe municipality.  Roads must be built,
loo, and thai quickly, and any agreement   with  the  cily  must  protect   thc
people   of   the    municipality.      He
thought   the  cily   was  willing  to  deal
fairly, although    there    were    some
things upon  which  liny  would  clash
Build Up
South Vancouver
Why go down town io buy FURNITURE when
you can do better at home?
Get our prices .ind terms and then compare with
down-town stores���you'll come back THEN, and
Tlie finest line of quarter sawn dressers in Vancouver
Centre Tables from SI.25 to $5.00.
A very special Bargain :    Chevcl Wardrobes,
$12.50 and '$14.50.
Fine Library Tables, in fumed and early English.
Office Furniture
Sanitary Desks, leather tops, $10.50 and $12.50.
Special Buffets $16.50
Iron Beds, Springs and Mattresses, $8.75.
Lace Curtains. While they last, regular $5.00
for $2.25 a pair.   Only a few left.
Blankets and Comforters at cost.
Linoleums, Carpets and Rus/s, way, way down.
We MUST sell lo make room for new shipments.
Get the bargains while they last.
South Vancouver Furniture
3723 Main St.
South Vancouver
Mountain View Fish and Fruit Store
28th Avenue and Main Street
Fruits and Vegetables at lowest prices
Appearing  with   the   Sanford Players at the Empress Theatre
Position of Councillor for Ward I is
Discussed���Paving    Westminster
The resignation of Mr. Spencer
| Robinson as councillor lor Ward
line, lhe selection of a representative
llo till the vacancy, and the question
of the permanent improvement of
Westminster Road, were topics which
came up for discussion at a joint
meeting of the Westminster Road
Improvement Association and the
Ward One Ratepayers' Association
on Tuesday night or ihis week in the
Carleton Hall, Collingwood. As the
resignation of Mr. Robinson had not
been received by the council at the
lime of the meeting, it was decided
after some discussion to defer the
question of selecting a successor, the
secretaries of both organizations being instructed to call a general meeting immediately upon the receipt of
news that the document was in the
hands of the council.
The meeting was called to order hy
Mr. Black, president of the Westminster Road Improvement Association. After reading the letter which
had been sent to Mr. Robinson from
thc Westminster Road Improvement
Association calling for the resignation of Mr. Robinson, Mr. J. H. Glan-
ville, secretary of the association, explained to the meeting that Mr. Robinson bad promised Mr. R. C. Pierce,
secretary of Ward One Ratepayers'
Association, and the speaker, that he
would tender his resignation immediately after he had got into communication with his lawyers. In view
of this promise the joint meeting
was called. Mr. Pierce also explained
the meeting with Mr. Robinson, and
then the chairman, Mr. Hlack, threw
the meeting open to discussion.
Mr.  W.  H.   Kent   thought  that  in
view  of  iln-  circumstances  ii   would
be inadvisable lo go ahead and noin
inate a candidate, while the sun,
opinion was expressed by Mr. C.
Bailey, who thought thai ihe utmost
publicity should be given lo a future
meeting when a candidate could be
selected, These opinions being put
in the form of a motion lhe matter
was finally laid over until a future
On the question of lhe improvement of Westminster Road, Mr. Geo.
Rae, ex-Reeve of South Vancouver,
asked why lhe council did not concoct some definite plan and put it before the public. If some plan were
Hot placed before the people the $70.-
000 which   was   available   now   would
! revert back to the government at the
end of the fiscal year.    He was of thc
opinion that the council had power to
do thc work under lhe local improvement plan, as provided for under the
Municipal Clauses Act. without asking
for  any  special   legislation   from  the
! government.     New   Westminster,   he
1 said,  did work  under  lhe  local  Improvement plan as provided for in the
Municipal Clauses Act, and if that city
could go ahead and do the work  he
: saw  no  obstacle   for   the  council   of
South Vancouver.    He suggested that
the council agree lo pay one-third of
the cost of paving from general taxation   and   lhat   the   balance   of   the
estimated   cost   of  $225,000,   less   the
$70,000 granted by the government, be
; taken care of under the local improve-
j ment system.
Mr. Iilack explained that the coun-
j cil  had  me!  with  several  unforeseen
difficulties and counselled lhat the association go slowly and give them an
opportunity   to   make  what   progress
i they could.    He thought that it would
i be  exlremely  inadvisable  to put  any
[obstacle in the way which would re-
' tard the movement towards the perm-
1 anent improvement of Westminster
I Road.
Consternation reigned in the Municipal Hall on Tuesday forenoon.
when someone shouted in the hallway
that South Hill School was on fire.
In a moment the employees were
pouring oul From every room. A
headlong rush was made up tlu1
Fraser .Avenue; dense masses of
smoke were seen issuing (nun the direction of lhe school, and for a time
n was really believed lhe school was
on lire. Afler running for fully IOC
yards I lie leaders of ihe croud shout
ed   back   that   it   was   not   lhe   school.
Gamely leading the vanguard ol the
runnels on lhe east tide ol tin- sidewalk was Auditor Crehan. while
bringing  up  a  good third     was     Mr.
Springford. We would have bet  five
lo one thai the latter would have won
lhe lace if al lhat moment lhe lire
hose had not come up, and as it was
becoming difficult to push, Mr. Springford joined it as one of the pushers,
while the picturesque figure of the
Auditor in pants and striped shirt
was soon at the scene of ihe fire.
Everybody was anxious to work and
do his best, but there was a lack
of cohesion. All seemed to work as
disjointed units, and there seemed lo
be a lack of organization and a master
mind to grasp the facts heroically;
but each group strove lo do its best.
Mr. Springford and Mr. Crehan
seemed lo he taking charge of the
work going on around the burning
building, while lhe lire chief was
looking afler lhe hose and the saving of the houses on the south side.
After a time thc school was dismissed,
the teachers leading the children out
in perfect order, marching them down
the playground across the tracks and
through one of the avenues before
dismissing them. It was a most
thoughtful act, as it at once removed
thc children out of the danger zone.
We noticed quite a number of anxious
mothers among the crowd : they
came rushing from lhe lanes and
streets, many of them being under
Ihe impression that it was the school
that was on fire.
The fire has taught an object-lesson. Let us be thankful. Had a
stiff breeze been blowing from the
south, the consequences might have
been appalling. Let us take the lesson
to heart and see that no such dangerous buildings are again allowed to be
built near our schools. The employees and the citizens around thc scene
of the fire deserve thc highest credit
for the manner in which they worked
to put out the lire.
* ��    *
The Hoard of Trade have received
a very highly complimentary letter
from Ottawa, thanking them tor the
valuable data and information supplied as to the North Arm of the
Fraser River.
* *   *
(lu Sunday we travelled by the ear
down Main Street to (be Elmi'in- line.
When wi reached the end of our
journey, we were mon- than surprised
to find there was neither station nor
sidewalk on ihe Eburne line    Along
with the friend who was wilh me, we.
Struck a line through the Chinese
gardens to try lo leach (he tun
Nearly a dozen people came oil lhe
car along with us, and as we writ'
Ihe   lirst   to   make   tracks,   lhe   crowd
Followed us, under the Impression that
wc knew the way. The route was a
very rough one; we had to cross, by
means of a plank, a ditch with 4ft.
of   water   in   it;   walk   alongside   the
I ditch for a considerable distance;
climb over a barbed wire fence; then
walk along two planks about 4ft high,
and leap down on to the sand It
was  nothing  for  men   lo  do,   but   we
i noticed several ladies with iheir husbands, and one or two were carrying
children in their arms. Surely the
Railway Company could put up a notice telling the people that there was
no direct road to the river except at
Eraser  Avenue.    We have no doubt
! many took the car to the Eburne line
on  Sunday expecting to get an easy
I way to the river, and when they
found so many difficulties came away
in disgust.
D. W. Grimmett
Pioneer   Real   Estate   Broker   of
South Vancouver
/   sell   nice   Building   Lots   front
$10.00 up '
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
JUNIOR CLERK wanted at once.
���Apply F. X. Hirst, Bank of Hamilton. Cedar Cottage.


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