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The Greater Vancouver Chinook Jul 25, 1914

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Vol. Ill, No. 11
Price 5 cents
Hats Off to the Boys and Girls of South Vancouver
Who Lead all Comers at Midsummer Examinations
Remarkable Efficiency of the Teaching
Staff of Our Schools and the Brightness and
Healthiness of the Pupils Shown in Entrance
and High School Examination Results
Seiuth Vancouver may justly be
proud of the splendid record made
ihi- year by the pupils of the Public
Schools of the municipality in Ihe
Entrance and High School examinations.
All candidats passed wiih good
marks, an achievement which has neit
ils equal iii any other district in the
Province and which sustains in a
splendid way the past records of the
South  Vancouver schools.
Among the pupils who pass into
the High School, man- startling records were made. Of the General
Brock pupils. Master Jack Prowse,
seen of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Prowse,
Main Street, made an excellent showing.    Jack   Prowse is eleven  years  of
age and passed third In a large class
with 599 marks. His success is particularly interesting In view of the
fact that he was placed in tlle preparatory class only a short time before   the   exams
Master John William llorton. aged
11. son e,f Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Mortem,   79   Thirty-second   Avenue   Last.
leads the class at General Brock
School. "Jack" Morton has had his
name on tlle roll of honor for proficiency al the General Brock every
year   f'er   the   past   five   years.      Ilis
achievement at tlu- Entrance Examinations has won him many compliments.
Results from the Smith Vancouver
High School are as follows:
South Vancouver Centre
South     Vancouver     High
Preliminary  course,    junim
Maximum   marks,   1000;   number
candidates, 58; passed, 58.
Annie   E.   Cutler   	
Loran   I.   Ellis   	
Lily   Jenkins   	
���'   K.  Hale  	
Alan   J.   Xapier   	
D.   Re.y   Davis   	
Frank   J.   .Milder   	
James   Farquhar   	
Alexander    Brown    	
Isabelle   Simpson    	
John   A.   Harkness   	
Maud   Capon    	
Isabelle   McNcish   	
Jame'c    V   I.undic    	
Agnes  T.   Mackenzie   ....
Clifford   B.   McLeod   ....
Thim   M.   Godfrey   	
Ti, i ��� ,,r   ��'cLeod 	
Wilfred   L.   Itiles   	
lames    Muirhead         69.1
Richard   R.  Atkins        691
George   D.  Todrick          683
R.   Kathleen   Parker        682
Maurice    Lalonde         681
Charles   S.   Cheshire        680
Ethel    H.    Celwell         6811
Adelaide A.  Donaldson        680
Violet  J.   Ra<i       677
J.   Harvey   Wilson        676
McNeill     614
Hugh W.
Annie While
G. Lome Hinton ...
Ethel G. l.eieeney .
Jeihn S. Me Carger .
John II. Todrick ...
J. Clifford McBride
Edward A. Gerster
Tracy   T.    King    .. .
Harry   A.    Crowe
Preliminary      course.     commercial
Maximum   marks,   71X1;   number     "i
candidates,  12: passed,  12.
A.   Gladys   Spearing   ..
Gwenllian   Thomas   ....
Harry   I'..   Pretty   	
Irene   IC.   Kirkpalrick   . .
l.esleigh   I.  Armstrong
Harold   VV.   Kdward    ..
Reginald   G.   Lewthwaitt
I.uke   Harrison   	
Grace M. Sinclair ....
Waller .1. I'.rotherton .
Laurence   J.    Mouat
51 III
M    Matilda   Black        353
Advanced    course.     junior      grade.
Maximum  marks,  l.llIK);  number    eef
candidates, 29; passed, 29.
Rose   I.   Whelan
Eunice  M. Scott
Mabel   Bow-den
James  II.  Chelght
J.   Gordon    Inglis    ...
Clarence  W.  Warwick
j Jean   ('..   Davidson    . . .
Katherine   M.   Faris
I Annie   M.   Litch    	
I George  Scott   	
.... 764
.... 715
.... 71)6
Copping     693
.... 685
.... 685
.... 685
.... 684
.... 681
.... 675
.... 670
A. Robinson     665
Wood Blocks Make Main Street
Look Like Broadway, New York
Splended Progress on the Work This Week    Blocks  are   Frcm
Sixteenth Avenue to Twenty-fifth
Attempt Made  to Unseat South Vancouver's Chief  Magistrate
Comes to Nought
Notwithstanding rumours to tin-
effect thai Reeve Ken had been se.1.1
out, lock, stock and barrel, and was
hence unqualified tee preside further
over the destinies of the municipality,
thai official is still receiving callers
at ihe reeve's office at iln- Municipal   Hall.
It seems that tlu- reeve had nccas-
ioii io borrow a thousand dollars over
a year ago, giving as security a mortgage mi a piece of property owned
hy  him nn  Main   Stret.
The money Under wa- a freino
of some party or other who was displeased at eme of tlle official acts of
the  reeve.
When the mortgage matured, the
money lender wanted the money���
wanted it forthwith.
Main   Street   is  rapidly  being  trans-
f'erineil   into   a   thoroughfare   '.I   lirst
importance among thc lug streets of
Greater  Vancouver.    Every day  sees
a change in the appearance of  Main
Street anel tin- many  scores of men
employed   upon   it-   permanent   improvement are effecting a transform-
isn't a particularly lu-  ation  litili   sh'.rt  of   wonderful.
I   il   appears,   and   lln-       On   the   South   Vancouver   side   oi
the   exact   dale   the car tracks, and between  lhe  rail-,
from   Sixteenth   Avenue   to   Twenty-
fifth, the- permanent block paving has
been completed and the street is now
open  to traffic.
Some idea may Ik- gained from the
lion of the reeve on lhe grounds that We.rk e,f the contractors when one
ihe lot in question lieing the property survey- ihis section ol tin- streel
upon which In- had qualified, seizing from. ,he "before" and "after" point
it weeiihl render the Kerr qualification
Being reeve
crative  posltii
rei ve   could   1
of maturity
Then- wen- certain devolutions
mad.- hy the money lender .unl
friends   pointing  to  the  disqualifica-
write   eeut   a   cheque    f.
null and void.
These he light limes in tlle money
market, hut lie that as it may. the
reeve financed a thousand, paid off
the mortgage, kept his property ami
lived   happy   ever   alter.
Local Items of Interest
On the city side may be seen prob-
, ably the worst pieces ol road at pre-
senl existing in any cily in tin- pro-
vine.- Here may lie found the mud
holt-, the great boulders, the brick
bats and tin cans incidental to streets
anel alleys which have been allowed lo
go  I"  rack.
On  ilu- South  Vancouver side, tbe
streel   ha-  been   made  as  level   a-   a
! biliard table, sloping down to a white.
clean  e-urb     Thi-  piece- of creosoted
wood  block   pavement   portrays   the
highest  development  of  thai   depart-
nieiu of iln   -treet paving  industry.
Prom Twenty-fifth i'e Bodwell Rd.
the paving contractors have- everything iu readiness to proceed with
the finishing of their work. The
B.C.E.R. is rushing ahead wilh the
laying of permanent tracks and have
reached Bodwell Road ihis week.
Thi- wiH give the- contractors an opportunity to proceed with the paving
��� en this section, the grading and curbing having been  completed.
Much difficulty ha- been nut with
by  tie  contractors  in  preparing the
road beel through the Gold property.
Great excavations had to be made into which were dumped several hundred ceirds of rock in order to prepare a sound base feer the concrete
anel   w-ooi'.   blocks
As far as Bodwell Reead the sidewalk- are being removed and relaid
011 a level with llu grade. This work
ha- linn min], appreciated by the
pedestrians. Along the sidewalks,
railings have been erected, adding to
the  beauty   anil   Safety  of   the   -treet.
Several limiilred men are at pre-
lenl ii work, together with a score
rn tram- anel a battery of steam shovel- under the supervision of Mr. W.
W.   Harvey  and  lln-   Mar Vlams.
f I p.vclyn
1    Helen Jean   Ford     655
Gordon   S.  Jones-Evans     652
Margaret   H.  Williamson     651
Thomas  P.  Peardon     647
Jean   R,   Hardwick     642
fosephine   A.    Howard      640
August   I.   Meiicka     634
Mabel   I.   Hawthorne     633
Kathleen   L.   Litch     627
A.   F.dwine   A.   Jacks     622
Murile   A.   Barnwell     613
Percy   F.   James     600
Mabel ','.  Kay     598
\.   Leslie   Kirk      594
J.    Krnest   Walker      578
Olive L.   Batcheler     565
Eva   Robinson     556
Advanced course, junior grade, applied science, Maximum marks. 9(X);
number  of  candidates, 2:  passed. 2.
Thomas   B.   Morgan         608
George   G.   Gilchrist         6(15
Following are the results of Entrance Examinations:
South Vancouver Centre
General Brock���Number of candidates, 13. passed 10; John W. Hor-
t.iu 676. Edwin C. Denton, 641, W.
John 1'rowse 599, Harry Kay 594,
Gladys M. Jacks.in 575. Gladys W.
Irvine 573, Ralph Peach 569. Maud
M. Stolliday 568. Nellie A. Ilcggeu
567, Lyall  E.  Reid 556.
Carleton.   division    1 ��� Number     "t
candidates 25. passed 24; Lillian C.
Beneilett 716. Frederick Johnson 711,
Lillian F. Cowdell 706, leimie I-'..
Nickols.in 704. Edward R. Bayley
702, Stanley N. Wils.ui 701, Ruby E.
Taylor 693, Jeihn G Barker 064, Elvira E, King 658. Lillian G. Bailey
M.t, Gladys L. Bissett 634. Harold
W. Chandler 627, Carrie J. Almcs
(i24, Donald C. Van Home 621, Win-
nifreil I.. Greig 619. Phyllis G. Bowman 617. Noel E. Clarke 593, Gyw mull urrell 590. Hanna E. Gray 585,
Hilda Jones 582, Myrtle P. Bowles
564, Henry I"). Curry 562, Georgina
V Bell 560, Mabel X. Lawson 551.
Carleton; division 2���Number nf
iiiiliilates, 8; passed, 6; Annie C.
Mclntyre 623, May Bridge 585, Flora
M. McNee 559, Krnest G. Bayley
558, Gladys Morgan 557, Edith V.
Linn, 556.
Walter Moberley���Number of candidates 12, passed' 10; Alfred Ward
730,   Lelia   M.   Tracey   673,   Winifred
Tin- Smith Vancouver Band has
been fortunate in securing the service- of Mr. Janus Tait '.( Ceillingwood  Last as their instructor,
Mr. Tail took charge lasl Friday
evening and gave the boys a thoroughly satisfactory drill. We now
look forward tn big improvements
in ihis hand, making il second to
none in Ihe Pn evince
* * t
Mrs. Donald  Hope of Collingw 1
East, is hiking treatment in the General   Hospital and  is doing nicely.
He     *     *
The funeral ..I Mr- S. Murray of
Doman Road. Collingwood East, was
held lo Mountain View cemetery on
Friday afternoon, July 17. Much
sympathy is felt for the bereave
husband and   the   relatives.
*     el.    ef
Captain Eberhart of No. 1 Fire
Hall, has returned be duty after his
week's vacation, which was spent
mostly at Gibson's Landing in fishing
and boating. He is quite delighted
with this place .ind thinks that it is
an ideal place for camping parties.
He says that there is quite a small
colony taking advantage "f the pleasures  this season.
* * *
The Auto Fire Truck .ef Xe.. 2 Hall
ha- been returned after being thoroughly overhauled and put into firsl
night. July 28. at 8 o'clock,
junction with the members
South  Hill Club.
e.nJNew Westminster, Like the Just, Has Troubles
thei That "Numbers Many Be"
The R.-v. I-'. ,W. Kerr ..i Sl. Andrew-. N'ew Westminster, exchanged
pulpits "iih tlu- Rev. G C. I-'. Pringle
if Knox Church. Collingwood East,
last Sunday evening.
S. F. Henderson of South Vancouver,
chairman of the Sports Committee,
"The Greatest Liberal of them all."
Allan E. Chamberlain, Chancellor of I Spouse 649, Irene L. Rae 613, Wil
the Exchequer of the South Van- ham J. May 595, F. MacLaren In-
couver Liberal Association gi"   s��5,   Wallace   V.   Eburne,     571
Ernestine  M.  Parkin        670; 553.
I Themias   Gregory   569.   M.   E.   Ger
Ttrude  lleirton  562,  Ellen  Waterman
Alan  C.  Irvine  ...
Annie  C. Johnston
F.  Vivian   Shoemaker        664
Elsie   Frost   	
S.  Grace  Gosse   ..
Wilbur  S.  Rogers
Elizabeth  Brown   .
Daniel   E.  Cashion
Richard McBride ��� Number of
candidates 11. passed 9; John J.
Porter 711 Duncan Fraser 705,
Charles W. Cooksley 663, Edith V.
Fox  648.   Mwiel   .   Reed  643.   Henry
5501 G.   B.   Rushbury   600,     Myrtle     A.
654   Watson   592,   W.   Leonard     Wilson
W. J. Allen,   South Vancouver
clasi shape, having a new crank shaft
put in, making it now better in all
respects than when delivered here
Central  Park  Exhibition
Directors of tiie Central I'ark Exhibition Association are starting early
this year to make the affair tiie most
successful in it- history. Neglect of
the government to make a substantial grant to the institution will he
offset by tlle enthusiasm of ihe members oi tin- organization.
1 ^ 1 ���
For  Vancouver  South.  Reeve  Fraser
of  Burnaby.   May   Lead   Liberals
X.w Westminster loves Vancouver
dearly, as the following from the
editorial colums of the "Briti-h Col-
1 ubian"   may   prove:
"Floaters who coine lo the surface
in Vancouver public affairs are ,1
perpetual stimulus to our good
neighbors te, we.rk feer the realization oi   tiie   Greater   Vancouver   of
j which   we   hear   so   much   frmn   per-
I Sons who have little idea of the ambition represented by the catchy
The current excitement em tin-
part of tlie- types of "little Vancouver," irom whom sn many of their
fellow citizens would be glad lo be
delivered, is over the announcement
thai salmon hatchery operations are
to be carried on in Queen's Park al
Xew Westminster wln-rt* for many
years there has been a fishery building in use at Fair time only. These
operations an- being transferred from
a building just across ilu Fraser
river, which has lo be abandoned because   of  changing   conditions   in   the
1 locality. Being for the propagation
of Fraser river salmon, one would
think that the choice of a location
een the Fraser r'ver would pass unquestioned, but s.tch is net the case
There lieing in Vancouver exhibition
grounds to which the class of exhibits most desired do not naturally
come, some of the little fellows con-
nected with thc institution are making   exhibits   of   themselves,   and   at
tracting the attention on which they
hope !'��� thrive by appealing to the
government not to hatch salmon at
Xew Westminster where they belong.
bul t>> operate al Vancouver to help
out tiie needs eef that city.
"Promotion halts in Vancouver just
now while the several public bodies
wrestle with the problem of who is
to pay ior the late-t effort at advertising, the recent "pageant" in
illustration of lhe city's greatness.
Hut letters to departments at Ottawa
are tree- of postage and one is to be
written forthwith presenting a
claim be a salmon hatchery mi the
Vancouver fair grounds. No de'iibt
when the pageant is paid for a gum
shoe ilelegatioii worthily headed by
Mayor Baxter 10 represent to the
fisheries'department that really the
Fraser river is see foggy and so beset with lish nets that the salmon
cannot be induced to attempt to find
ils tortuous channels, and that the
sole hope oi the salvation of this industry is to let a contract to the
proper  partie-  in  Vancouver.
"There is this to be considered,
however. If the little salmon are
hatched at Vancouver and imbibe the
spirit of theese ambitions to be their
host-, the fishermen of a few years
Inner will have to make a liberal expenditure in new nets, as the five-
inch mesh presently in ust will prove
me deterrent lo the passage Ot the
sockcyes   made   in   Vancouver."
The South Vancouver Central Liberal organization met in the Main
Street club rooms, Monday night,
anil hail a very enthusiastic meeting,
appointing committees to take care
of different sections oi the municipality. They will meet at the South
Mill  Liberal" club  room  on   Tuesday
John   G.   MacLean     654
Ola   M.   Ferguson     653
Lesley   Barraclough     652
Colin   G.   Shantz     651
Marjorie   M.   Hunter     648
Edmund   L.   Pugsley     639
J.   Earl   Sager     636
Jeannie   Gibson     623
Vivian   M.   Greenlay     622
Marie   E.   Black     619
576, Maude A. Ealcs 575.
Alexander MacKenzie ��� Number
eef candidates. 26, passed 24: Florence Cowling 715, Ida M. Howard
677, Otto F. Shasta 671, W. Chester
Ferguson 659. Charley Hoicka 657,
Sidncv J. Holdham 649. Wharton R.
Redman  648,   H.   Gerald   Vasey  635,
(Continued on page 8)
Last Saturday marked a milestone
in the history e.f British Columbia,
for at Hastings Park, Liberalism for
the lirst time in years, showed itself
tn bc alive, active and ready.
More than 5.000 people crowded
the grounds, partook of the refreshments offered, indulged in the sports
of the day and listened to inspiring
speeches from thc leaders of the party.
South Vancouve. was well represented and it is not going too far to
say that a great measure of the success of the day was due to the hearty
co-operation of the South Vancouver
Liberal  organizations.
Of course there was a baby show
and a dance in the evening. Incidentally it was remarked there were not
enough prizes for the baby contest,
for each and every one of the little
ones wcre fully deserving of "honors."
It is reported freem Burnaby that
a possible Liberal candidate t"r the
next Federal election in Vancouver
South will In- Mr Hugh Fraser,
Reeve of Burnaby.
Mr. Jain, s  Larter an.,  Miss  Hilda
Walker,   e,i   Suffolk.   England,   wen
united iu marriage 011 Saturday after-
Pringle  of
noon at  Constable Vigor'
on   4"th   Avenue   East,   (
Easl.    The   Rev.   I'..  C.   F.
nie my.
Church   performed   the   cere-
Plan to Take Ocean Going Ships
Down the North Arm of Fraser
River is Being  Charted       Mills to  Load  Direct-Very   Little
Dredging Would Give Entrance at Westminster End
Charier.  Harrison,  who learnt  Liberalism   from   Lloyd-George
Convinced that the Xorth Arm of
the Fraser should accomodate
deep sea shipping .eei before the
completion e.f the jetty and channel
al tiie mouth eef tiie Arm in some 18
months, the Xorth Arm harbor commissioners aii- having soundings
made of the whole arm and their engineers arc now engaged in chart-
ing lhe- Xorth Arm within lhe limits
ot iln- Xew Westminster board, with
a view to opening a channel of sufficient depth to permit ships to enter
ilie arm from the Main river there,
to proceed down to several of the
mills in Burnaby and Semth Vancouver and return t" Sea, laden, by way
oi   ilu-   main   river.
Tbe Dominion Creosoting Com-
pany's mills down the arm is now-
engaged in creosoting 150,000 railway ties for the government railway- of India, and the commission
would like to see- these lies loaded
direct from the mill dock to the ships
and despatched direct, instead of
si-ring them lightered to the ship in
Vancouver or Xew- Westminster.
There are other mills constantly
shipping from the North Arm that
would ship direct could medium
draft ocean-going ships bc given access tei the channel from the main
river  there.
Tentative surveys were made]
some weeks ago. and the engineers
were convinced that there is much
more water in the Arm below this
city than shown on thc charts issued
a couple of years ago, thc soundings
taken showing 18 feet of water
where lhe charts show considerably
less. Comparatively little dredging
would be necessary, they believe,
and hope to show by the survey now
being made, to give 18 feet of water
from   thc   head  of  Lulu  Island   to  a
point far down in South Vancouver
and thus anticipate by a couple of
years ilu- completion of the w-.erk at
llu- mouth ol the arm anel the dredging ol the channel above that point
necessary to give ingress to deep
sea shipping.
This 111.ilie: 1- being taken 1111 seriously by. tlu- commissioners, ami it
is theii desire to secure- .1 certain
measure eef co-operation with the
Xew Westminster officials and secure the necessary dredging if
llu- plan is found feasible. It
is likely a conference between the
members of the two commissions
will In held within a week e,r two
for the pu pose of discussing the
Councillor Winram made an efficient
Timekeeper TWO
With every purchase at our Store of ONE DOLLAR we will give you
an order for one large sue Photograph worth $1.25.
The picture of you is strictly high-class work, and no first-class
atudio will make one for less than $1.25. Any one can sit for the picture and it is given to you absolutely free at the KING STUmu,
Hastings Street.
Peak, Frean Biscuits, just in,"the package 15c
Walker's Grape Juice, the bottle e2��c
Welch's Grape Juice, the bottle 35c
Lipton's Jelly Tablets, all flavors, the package 10c
Garton's H. P. Pickles, the jar 25c
Heinz Spaghetti, the can 25c
Plums, Peaches, Cherries, the can 2 for 25c
Fry's Chocolate Icing, the package 25c
Morton's OX Tongues in Glass, the package 45c
Heinz Olives, Plain and Stuffed, the bottle 25 and 35c
Lipton's  Yellow Label Coffee, the can 50c
I? 0    Rii      1 26th Avenue and Main
.T raSer   &   MaCLean,       Phone:  Fairmont 784
: r t vi; l<
Evans,   Coleman   &   Evans,   Ltd.
Phone 2988
Foot of Columbia Avenue
How Satisfactory it is to tht Housekeeper to be suro that
the MILK, CREAM and BUTTERMILK she receives is
Pasteurized and Germless.
Delivered in Sealed Bottle8, Perfectly Sterilized.
905 Twenty-fourth Avenue East
Phone Fairmont 2391 L PRICE & GREEN, Proprietors
Advertising for a
If you had a publication and a man came to you
and said, "Advertising with you is all right, my Ad.
has paid for itself already," you would think you had
a pretty good medium? That's what an advertiser
said about the telephone directory the other day.
He has an article that very many people want.
They might nol want it just at the moment they read
his Ad., but they sec the announcement so often that
when Ihey do want what lie has to offer they have no
difficulty whatever in getting him on the telephone.
They know just where to find his number.
That's what makes an Ad. count. An advertiser
of a staple article is looking into thc future. He is
creating a demand by persistently suggesting tlie use
of what he puts forward. He knows the time will
come when people will want something of the kind,
and naturally they will turn to where they have read
about it.
If the Ad. i.s in the telephone directory, it can be
referred to in a moment. The directory, being always
kept in a known place, is instantly available, and the
Ad. is located without delay.
The virtues of an advertising medium are: A
large circulation; to bring the name prominently to
the attention of many people, and to be handy so that
when an article is wanted thc prospective buyer knows
exactly where to locate information concerning it.
The telephone directory is just such an advertising
British Columbia Telephone
The Week's
Budget from
The   little   steamer    Comox    waul
taken  possession  of on  the  morning
.ef Thursday, the  16th, by  the  Cedar
Cottage   Political   Equality   League,
when twenty-one of their number.
armed unly with baskets, boarded
the boat, en mute le. Gibson's Landing, where Ihey held their first annual picnic, at the summer headquarters eef iheir president, Mrs. E.
The ladies, who were charmingly
gowned in white freeeks and picnic
hats, wore their ce.l.irs displayed in
mammoth tissue paper bows of purple, white and green. Though quite
peaceably Inclined, they insisted in
decorating Capt. Wlielcn and his assistants wilh the gay tri-colored
bows. In fact, before the journey's
end, there were few un the boal who
were not wearing the league colors.
When Rev. E. Manuel, president eef
the recent Methodist Conference,
smilingly consented te. having a bow
pinned on him, the ladies sent up an
appreciative cheer, and claimed him
as a member of the league.
The end of a thoroughly delightful
trip was reached about noon, and the
first '.'cm on the programme was the
opening of the baskets, and a dinner
in Mrs. Kidd's summer dining-room,
which was surely unsurpassed by any
(ether picnic dinner that ever was, and
required considerable time. The
second important event was the donning of bathing suits and assembling
on the beach, where the party, being
gracefully (?) grouped on a giant
log. .submitted tee being snapped by
the kodak enthusiasts of the crowd���
though the general opinion was that
some present had prepared for fun
and comfort rather than picture-taking. This ordeal over, everybody took
to the water, which was h.vely, and
was enjoyed immensely fe.r an hejitr
or two, when another feast was in
order, and 5 o'clock, the time for departure, came all teio soon.
Gibson's Landing is a spot of picturesque beauty, and an ideal camping place and' picnic ground, as a
number of Cedar Cottage families
have found out let their advantage.
The boat trip home was equally
pleasant, the time being spent in
recitations. Story-telling and the singing of old-time songs, in which all
could join. There was a suffrage
song composed, entitled. "The Purple, White and Green," which the
ladies will, doubtless, set to music;
also a suffrage yell, which was used
for the first time when the boat
landed, and which so astonished the
numerous soliciting baggage and express men, who were clamoring feer
business, lhat for several minutes
after they heard it they were dumb,
whether with fear or admiration it is
not known, but the league felt thai
they had received sufficient  evidence
of the  effectiveness  e,f  the  yell, and
were   satisfied.
* * *
Mr. Woodyard and his daughters,
Mrs. Mills and Miss We.odyard, arc
camping   fer  the  summer   months  at
Bowen   Island.
* �� *
Mrs. G. G. Davis of Lanark Street,
ias gone to Port Renfrew for a few
le entile:
Si  *  Sr
Mrs. J. C. Houghton of Coquitlam
has been visiting her sister-in-law,
Mrs.   A.   Houghton.
* * *
Mr<. Mclntyre of Thirty-fourth
Avenue is entertaining Mrs. Allan of
N'ew Westminster.
�� * *
Mr. McLiuton of Commercial
Sireet is convalescing, after a serious
��� * *
pleasant   two   weeks'   out-
1'rairie, Mrs. Rose Wig-
..I     ...     1      !...��-_
After  a
ing at Hall	
gins   has   relumed   to   her   home.
Miss  Chambers   has   gone   to
toria   for   a   rest  and   a     visit
friends in  the  Capitol city.
* * *
On Saturday last, the Cedar Cotlage Presbyterian Sunday School
went, in chartered cars, to Queen's
Park. Xew Westminster, for iheir annual picnic outing. Baskets of good
tilings   lo   cal   wenl   wilh   Ihcm,  and
,1...   .I.e..   utfta   el.'lie. lit full v   client    in    till'
B     ui    e .u     weeii     ..nil     .inin,    ......
the day was delightfully spent in the
games and athletic spoits so dear  tee
f the yeiung people, and
good   time   gener-
the hearts	
everybody   hail   a
*   *   "le
Miss    Sadie    McLelland    geecs on
Aug.   1st   to   Gault,   Out.,   for   a six
��� ���'.i.iL'c'       ,,lc!t        t>,       ti,..*        .t'iri'til. .in.I
weeks'     visit
to    her     parents     and
Mrs. McPhie has returned from
Kamloops. and friends will be pleased
to hear that her son Charles is improving in health.
* * *
Mr. Eva' s .'.nd his daughters, Marjory and Irene, attended the blacksmith's  picnic  at   Bowen   Island  last
* * *
Mr. anel  Mrs.  Pryor of Vernon, B.
have  presented   Mr.     '��� '��� ���      ������'
'..   have   presented   Mr.     Vosper    of
ella Vista Str-eet with a new grand-
* * ��
Mrs. Sheriff, her daughter and two
ms, formerly of Cedar Cottage, now
sidents   of   Portland,   Oregon,   are
......ll....     it..t-iti.     tl.no     ei'itl.      \lrc       \
ending  some   time  with   Mrs.   Mc-
of  Commercial   Street.
* + *
Misses   Rhoda   and   Aggie   Slew
Lulu   Island   were   entertained
:-.-..,,. m..-;,,.. ,i ir��.,., n*........ i
 nil     we.t     I'liii'i i.e.ncu     OV
sses Marjory and Irene Evans last
The Origin of Slang
Many  Modem  Slang  Words and PhraEes  can  be Traced
Clas sics
to   the
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The study of language has demonstrated that common usage today
makes language tomorrow. The new
use of a word today becomes the accepted use of that word tomorrow.
And so it follows that the slang word
of the present, provided always that
it serves a useful purpose and' is not
merely slang for slang's sake, becomes embodied in the accepted
vocabulary of the future. The following article bears interestingly on
this  point:
Many of the objections to slang
urged neiw and then by purists seem
to tiie student ot language, for the
most part, groundless. Much of the
better sorl of slang is an unconscious
endeavor to turn into vigorous Saxon
English, readily understood, the
highly latinized English of the
learned. Peer instance, "to take the
hide off is a forceful rendering of
excoriate, as "kicking back" is of recalcitrant, as "to catch on'' (lo one's
meaning) is of apprehend, and so on.
Uoth telegraph and telegram have
long since given way, in the business
world to wire, which is sure lo come
into general use. So common had
"wire" become there was felt to be
no need of any foreign importation
for the wonderful "wireless," which
is now currently used as adjective,
noun, and verb, so flexible is our
speech. "Elevator," Strang to say,
has held its own even on the lips
of the bellboy, though the Englishman's lift is far better.
Much of the current slang supposed to be modern is not new. For
instance, "kid" (child) goes back as
far, at least, as Massinger's Old Law
"I am old, you say. Yes, parlous
old, kids, and you mark me well!"
Kidnap (to nab a kid) was certainly
not a new word to De Foe or Bun-
"Tej skip out" is accounted slang,
but in Wycliff's translation of the
Bible we read: "Wlianne barnabas
and poul herden this, thei skipten
In Ralph Rositer Doister, thc first
English comedy, about thc middle
of the sixteenth century, an actor
says: "Nay dame, I will fire thee
out of my house," which certainly
has a modern ring.
Goldsmith in The Good Natured
Man (1768) says: "If the man comes
from the Cornish borough, you must
do him;" and this will require no
gloss for  the modem  reader.
"Not in it" is found in Shakespeare's Winter's Tale: "They have
a dance which thc wenches say is a
gallimaufry of gambols, because they
are not in it."
"Cut it oul" goes back as far. at
least as Sheridan's Critic (1779):
"Thc performers have cut it out."
The optimistic brakeman, who had
both legs cul uff by a train, and who,
when a bystander tried to console
him by saying he ought to be thankful he wasn't killed outright, replied,
"I'm not kicking." was only using a
biblical expression: "Wherefore
kick ye at  my  sacrifice?"
"Buss" is Shakespearian slang for
kiss, the Johnsonese definition of
which is: "The anatomical of juxtaposition of two orbiscularis oris muscles in a state of contraction."
The tendency today is strongly toward the Saxon element of our language, short and simple, except in
scientific treatises. A well-known
medical writer published an arlicle,
a few years ago, in one of our mosl
popular weeklies, in which he said:
"The problem of whether life be
worth living emphatically depends
upon the metabolic Integrity of our
hepatic cytoplasm." A wit, not a
scientist, long ago answered Mal-
heck's question, "Is life worth living?" by replying: "It depends on
Ihe liver."
lly the way, did not pun come in
as a slang term? Skeat derives it
freim the Anglo-Saxon punian, to
pound; "hence pound words, beat
them into new senses, hammer at
forced similes;" and the labored efforts Often made seem to justify this
etymology. It is so used by Shakespeare, in the sense of pound, in
Troilus and Cressida (2,1): "He
would pun thee into shivers with his
Slang is the spare-ribs of speech,
cut to the bone. A certain literary
editor has placed 'phone in his "Inferno." Another attempt to lash the
waves. Was he unmindful of cab
(cabriolet), cad (cadet), pet (petit),
pup (poupee), fad (fadaise), navvy
(navigator), bus (omnibus), mob
(mobile  vulgus),  etc.?
"I have done my best for some
years past," Swift wrote, "io stop
Ihe progress of mob and banter, but
have been plainly borne down by
numbers." Take boss, which came
in as slang, out of thc propaganda
of a great progressive leader, and
what gaps you have left to fill! What
would lhe purist suggest in place of
"It's up to you," "I'm up against it,"
"Hc went back on me," "graft,"
"stunt," etc.? "Mossback" and "rubber-neck," the coinage of unrecognized poets, are more expressive
than "greenhorn," which has long
since won its way in standard English.
In the same way that politics of
today is history in the making is the
slang of today language in the making, and for this reason slang is of
immense interest to the student of
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Vk'teer Hugo says in his chapter
on slang (L'Argot iu I.es Miscr-
ahles): "To hold up een lhe surface
and keep from forgctfullieii, from
the gulf, only a fragment of any language which man has spoken, and
which would be lost���thai is te> say,
one of lhe elements, good or bail, of
which civilisation is'composed���is to
extend the data of social observation
and serve civilization itself. . . .
To those who study language as it
should be studied���lhat is to say, as
geologists study the earth���slang
appears like a real alluvium." He
remarks in this same chapter: "That
exquisite and  so  celebrated  line,
'Mais on sont Irs neiges d'antam?'
is a verse of slang. Antan���ante
annum���is a slang word of Thuncs,
which signifies the past year, by extension,   formerly."
As to daily use, every man of
taste rightly resents the wanton
slinging of slang. The present writer
finds himself in the same boat with
a friend who says: "I don't smoke
myself, but I always like to smell a
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Manufacturers of
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plause at thc t
Watchman of
then Addressed
pealed for the
unions ior the
ind of
what hael been
tari'e. rtnr! il w
the workers in
ermination.    President
the B. C. Federation
the meeting. He ap-
loyal   suppe.rt  of  all
federation at this per-
and unemployment
Bancroft had ihowo
accomplished in On-
ould be necessary f'er
li.   C    Oe   light   fe.r   it.
*   *   *
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��..- .. Col urrn
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The Special  Convention
The special convention of the B C.
Federation   of   Labor,   which   t. .< >k
place  lasi  week  in  Vance.uver, made
very little headway  in any endeavor!
le.    arrive    al     some     lineliiiK    which]
would bring in an end the strike em ,
the-   Island, ier in  any    attempt    t" j
lolve  ilu- unemployed  problem as  it
exists   just   neiw   iu   Vancouver   anel
At the sain, time, we can hardly'
sa> we were disappointt-, inr, ne.
matter how many resolutions might
bt passed, the result will -till be the
same- until the working class '.f the
province make up their minds le) vote j
and wmk fnr men of their own stamp
win. are neet allied t'> any e.f the twee
orthodox parties.
The resolution which was passed'
calling feer a general strike is nie.re'
in the nature ol a farce than anything
While   we   are   in    thorough    ���em
paihy wiih the endeavors of the delegates at ilu- convention who were in
the  majority  em   the  resolution,  yet
we   think   they   allowed   iheir   zeal   tee'
run   away   with   their   discretion.
A     general     strike   at   the   present
time, v.'ith such a huge army of un-i
employed em the labor market, wemld
be  almost  laughable,  if it  were  not
The resolution, as moved by Dele-
nates Wilti.n and Neelands. urging
the electors t'e supoprl opposition
candidates at the elections, is more j
to lhe point: in truth, it is the eenly!
way. and a good way. if it were'
whole-heartedly acted upon.
However, the special convention
has deme- a whole lol of good in this
way.   thai   il   Will   give   renewed   zest
lee the various labor bodies in their
attempt tee pul candidates in the field
at   the  nexl  election.
Tlie- <.1(1-1 imo cry "I* "ni politics"
in the union is netting prettv faint
nowadays at the' meetings. The example, as illustrated on the Island of
how a few capitalists, with, of course,
Dunn, at one of the council's delegate! te. 'he- convention of thi I; C
Federation of Labor, reported "ii the
convention He recounted the- various incidents, anel sai.l thai in Ins
opinion the referendum calling for
a nrmial -trike would bi regarded ai
a i iki. in \ iew of tin- present labor
conditions. Del F. A. Hoover, alsei
a delegate i the convention, reported
and dealt with 'he' pr. eeedinga of the
Delegates Walker anel McVety
wer. nominated i"r the office of
president 'lhe election resulted in
Walker 19, McVety 31. McVety
elected. For vice-president, Dels
Dunn. Walker. Pipes and Bsting-
hausen were nominated. All declined save F. I. Estinghaulen, who
was elected by acclamation, Secretary ('.. Hartley was re-elected by acclamation. Miss II. Gutteridgc was
re-elected by acclamation, i "r Sia-
tistician, Dels. Hoover and llerritt
were nominated. Resull of the elec-
lieni was F. A. Hoover 43, J. Herritt.
Del. Sully was re-elected serjeant-
at-arms by acclamation, lie!-. Trotter, Curnock anel Knowlei were reelected by acclamation. The officers
were then installed bv ex-1'residcnl
Vice-president Bancroft, of the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canaela. was called upon to address the
council. He reviewed the new W'eerk-
nien's Compensation Act of Ontario
anel .ether legislation in working
class interest, which has been passed
in that province recently. Hii ael-
elress was listened t'i with close interest from start le. finish anil was
accorded  a   genuine  measure  of  ap-
New South Wales Laborites
\'.t:/ in September ther. will I,. a
general federal election in Australia.
At the la election labor suffered
defeat by i narrow majority ol 3\x
I, thus a te.ry government g :
in the federal parliament by 75 mem
l.er- with one majority. When thej
'I tie. ipeaki r, their majorit)
vanished. They haw true! i,, struggle along for the pasl I mrteen
months without passing i tingle
measure or repealing any of the
labor legislation, The senate hai ���
lalie,r majorit) anel turned down
even bill they lent up. Now they
an' forced I'e the country over a measure they irn-el hard to repeal    The
prOSpeCtS      I'"1"      K i      feer      l;,t,< eT      llljs
time, an 1 the fed,ral labor party will
have tlu help i f lhe -late labor parly
��� ef New South Wale- thai swept the
jee.ll- :'eei labor in th. Lasl itatc elections. Judging lev :������ i federal  laboi   lean;   will  get   home  an
ca-y   wini,er.
Two    nn'ieirists.    having    almost
ruined their tempers���and their tires'
���in a vain attempt to find a hotel
wiih a vacant bed, were at last forced
tn make the besl uf a small inn. Even
then they had t'i -hare a lied, which
was���and on this the landlord laid
a great stress���a feather beel.
They turned ill, and one e.f the
pair wai  toon fast asleep.    The ..tber
wa- nol     lie   could nol manage t"
dodge 'he lumps, ami heard li nr
after In .ur strike mi the church clock
until three. Then he violently sh""k
his snoring  friend.
"What'- the- matter-" growled the
-leeiier. "It can'l lie lime le. net up
yet 1
"No, ii isn't." retorted his friend,
continuing to shake him, " but it's
my turn tee sleep em lhe feather!"
The Bonnie Purple Heather
bandy  Spends a  Day���In the Glorious Summer Season, By the Sad
Sea  Waves
Johnson's Wharf
Phone : Sey. 9143
Mr. Harry Neelands, who, along with
Mr. Wilton, both members of the
Typographical Union, introduced a
resolution at the Special Convention of the B.C. Federation of Labor last week, urging the workers
to contest every constituency in
the province.
the forces of law and order at their
command, can defy a powerful organization for a length of time like the
United Mine Workers, should sink
deep into tiie hearts of those "old-
fashioned" members ��� sume very
yuung ones at that���who have no use
fur these "labor fakers," as they term
the men who are taking a prominent
part in fighting the battle eif thc
workers and trying to carry their
"very respectable" liberal and tory
brothers on their backs.
We hope thc B. C. Federation of
Labur will not let this resolution be
lost sight of, and see that it is taken
up in earnest at the regular meeting,
when arrangements might be made
for propog&nda work, and ihe putting
forward of a full labor ticket.
* * *
School Trustees Act  Rightly.
In calling fur tenders for the coal
supply for the South Vancouver
Schools, the trustees inserted a clause
intimating that coal mined at the
Jingle Pot. which conceded the
miners' demands would have a preference over all  others.
* * *
Will Hold Picnic Saturday, Aug. 15
The Allied Printing Trades Council decided at its last meeing in thc
Labor Temple to hold the annual picnic at West Vancouver, and appointed a ceimmittee to make the arrangements as follows: Geo. Mowat, II.
P.   Allen,  and   H.   Neelands.
* St   St
Among those who attended last
week's special convention of the B.
C. Federation of Labor was Rev. A.
E. Cooke, pastor of thc Congregational  Church  in  this city.
* St  ir
Trades and Labor Council
At last Thursday's meeting, the
committee appointed to deal with the
question of Labor Day Celebration
had decided that no parade was desirable, but were in favor of holding a
huge union picnic. A motion to take
a referendum of the unions on the
question of holdine a parade or picnic bc taken, was lost in favor of an
amendment that the council favored
the idea of holding a picnic.      Del.
"Yae micht come hame sherp frae
yaer wark lhe day, Sanely; I hae a
noshun in my lieid that we micht dae
waur than spend the efternune doon
at English Bay. - ee an' no1 waste
eeiiy time bletherin' em yaer road
hame for ony time I make up my min'
tae go i ny place the enjoyment's aye
takin' awa afore we start for yaer
sae elasht  uncertain."
Whal a wey tae treat a fellie efter
workin' hard a' week. Seturday
mornin's the wan mornin' o' the week
I ii'el happy wi' lhe world. The
thochl o' bein' quit ee' weirk feir the
day al twelve o'clock jist acts in the
same wey as a nip an' a gless o' beer
wud dae tae me the noo.
I didna let her off, a' lhe same, an'
I reminded her that when it came tac
goin' einy place I cnuld aye hae mysel ready a guid hoor ur sae afore
her. Vae ken yersel. freens. a woman
taks mare time efter yae think she's
a' ready wi' pinnin' here, fixing there,
monkeyin' aboot her hair an' hat���
an' when she's spent an hour or sae
at that she'll turn tae yae an' hae
the cheek tae ask if yaer ready.
It wis a tropical mornin' last Set-
unlay, an' afore I had my breakfest
swalliwed the sweat wis rinnin' doon
my nose, bctokenin' that we were in
for another roond o' dry weather.
The wife had evidently been suffer-
in' frae the effects o' the heat o' the
past twa or three days, for it nearly
taen my brathe awa when she said
she wud like tae go tae thc Bay in the
Tae explain mysel mare fully, an'
tae cut a long story short, the wife
taen an' awfu aversion tae English
Bay frae the day 1 went duun last
summer an' came hame tellin' her o'
t.ie fun an' frolic 1 had witnessed
there an' incidentally that they al-
luwed mixed bathin'���an' 1 didna see
onything wrung wi' ii. In fact frae
that day I had telt her, 1 wis an oot-
an'-OOt champion u' mixed bathin'.
I had telt her if she wud jist cume
doon an' hae a look at them "bobbin"
up an' duun," I'm share she wud echo
my sentiments.
The memories O that day will never
from me pairt, as the song says.
"Mixed bathin', a clerty me; the
shameless bizuins; I wunner they
dinna think black-burnin1 shame o'
themsels. But yet I dinna wunner.
for in Ihis toon its sometimes hard
tae ken the weemen frae the men
folk. In fact I hae marc respect for
the men than the weemen."
"Thank yae, Missis MacPherson,"
I says; "I presume yaer alludin' tae
"Och yuu." shc replies; "yaer jist
as had as ony n' them; yae seem tac
hae forgot a' yaer strict, presbyterian
upbringin' sin yaeve come out here."
I min' fine I tried in-vain tac argy
wi' her on the questyin.
"Naw, naw. Sandy, yae canna tell
me its in accordance wi' yaer auld
country morals tae look withoot a
sense o' shame deep doon in yaer
hert on men an' weemen disportin'
themsels like a wheen bairns in the
water���an' half-naked at that."
"If they had tried ony o' they tricks
on at Purtybelly. yae ken very weel.
Sandy, they wud sune hae rin them
intae the gile���an' richtly tae."
"Och, woman," I says; "hae yae
no' got rid yet u' a' thev auld-faush-
oned. auld country ideas. Yae wud
bae the weemen folk follow the wey
they made them dae at hame when
they took a noshun for the water.
Dae yae min o' the bun-ridden, ante-
deluvian imitashuns o' Noah's Afk
that they used tae mak  the  weemen
get intae when ihey fell the mermaid
Feelin' cumin' uwre them. What
sense  wis  there  in   it.
"Forget a' ihey auld faushoned
ieleeis." I continues; "an' see lure,'
Missis MacPherson, ii yae jist tak a
jaunt doon Some efternune yaell be
tickled lae dathe wi the wey '.he nun
an' weemen feelk enjoy themsels bathin1 thegither, splashm' an' jumpin',
learnin' each ither tae sw im, an' gen- j
erally speakin', haen lhe lime o' their
W'e hael quite an argyment thai
day un mixed bathin', an' I wis sort
u' dumbfoonered hist week when she
said she thocht we slueuld go doon
tae tiie water -ide iii the efternune.
"Are yae gaun  in  lae  hae a dook,"
1  asks  her, mare oot o' devilry than ,
onything else.
"Wud yae like tae ken," she replies;
"Weel, maybe I wull an' maybe I
winna���wait an' see." (Gee, she's
gettin'  epiite   politically  inclined).
Hooever tae the bay wc went, an'
a better efternune I dinna think can
be spent ony where, by onybody, than
doon at English Bay in they warm
Vancouver! weel blessed wi' seaside attractions, fur wi' the three
beaches at Kitsilano, English Bay an'
Stanley Park, a man wud hae tae go
faur an' wide tae Iin' their equal.
Sittin' doon at the water's edge
wan c.uild hear lie Scottish doric
come liltin' oot the btiny.
"Pit him owre the heid, Donald;
dook him." an' ither sic like expressions wud be heard as the baii'Ts
disported themsels abeiot in their
free  an'  easy  way.
I could see llie wife wis takin' par-
teekular notice o' some o the weemen
folk���or at least 0 their bathin' costumes.
"She's a weel shapit lassie, that," I
ventures tae say tae her, in rcgaird
tae a nice-lookin' woman o' twenty
or thereaboots. She wis dressed in
a grey costume, wi' stockin's an' hat
tae match, an' a fellie couldna help
but takin' neetice ee' sieh a plump,
healthy, guid-lookin' specimen o' the
opposite sex. She wis the nearest
specimen o1 a perfect woman 1 had
seen ootside the Art Gallery in Edinburgh.
"Vae hae a lot tae tak notice o',
yae sully auld beggar," she says; "a
fine-shapit woman yae say; I wudna
be surprised if she wisna padded up
for ilie occasion."
"Naethin' daen, Missis MacPherson," I replies; "we hae some line
specimens o' weemen in Vancouver "
"Look here. Mr. MacPherson," she
says, "if I hear ony mare o' that talk
oot 0* yaer heid I'll go strecht awa
hame this meenit. Yaer iike a young
thochtless laddie o' twenty ��� noo
that'll dae. dae yae hear."
Weel efter that ultimatum I had
tae min' my mainners. But I commenced tac tak an interest in some
o' the beach-combers, as I wud ca'
them. Young Johnnies wi' straw-
bashers, that wud tak the cauld or
an attack o' appendycitis if they went
in tae bathe���were doon there makin'
a study o' human nature an' itherwise
admirin'  the  scenery.
It wis better than a nicht in1 the
auld Grand on Cordova Street; they
could indulge in a least withoot it
costin'.  them  a   nickle.
"She's some peach," "By gad, aint
she a stunner," wud emerge frae the
lips o' an individual wi' a Norfolk
suit. i
Frank Newton
��� FAMILY =
Can   supply  your  needs  at  right
(Right  at  Station)
910-11    YORKSHIRE   BLDG.
26th Ave. and Main St.
"Some kid." an ither remarks wudi
bc passed as the ladies went strollin'
by, the least concerned o' therri a.
An' hoo they dae enjoy themsels.
As the famous Vesta Tilley used
tae sing:
"By the sad sea waves,
Where the ladies look so charAiTnV,
By the ejad sea waves������ *���,
In the glorious summer time;
With their pretty smiles and dresses,
Shady nooks and sly caresses,
Pretty lips and golden tresses���
By1 the sad sea waves."
Yours through the heather,
��TB7  S.turd.y bj the  Gre.ter  Vmcou����r  Puhlliher.  Limited
George M. Muney, Kdetoi
Ctrner  Thirtieth   Avenue  ud   Miln   Street.   South  Viittouver,   B.C.
TELEPHONE : All   department!    Flirmont   1874
���IOHT CALLS Frirmont 194HL
lUtLtmd .1 tW. r.it Offic. Deputment. OtUw.. H S.eond Cl... M.il
Matter        ��� ^	
To  .11  point. In  C��*.d��,  United  Kingdom,   Newloundlind,   Ne��
ie.linei. Md other British Poucuioni :
One    Y����     ��2?��
Six Motth.     'J?
Three   Montht    30
Pott.se to Americn. European .nd other Foreifn Co.trie.. fl.Ou
per rin intra.	
"The truth  at all  times firmly stands
And  shall   from  age to age endure.
presence at Central I'ark on this occasion will have
no political interest and it is hoped that the people of
South Vancouver will co-operate in grandly welcoming Sir Robert.
LATEST of the plans advanced by the McBride
government for the upbuilding of British Columbia is the extension of Kingsway from New Westminster to the L'nited States boundary���for the benefit
of the owners of motor cars.
Announcement of this was made recently in Xew
WeWstminster by Mr. F. Mackenzie, member of the
Provincial Legislature for the Delta, an agricultural
constituency. It vvas Mr. Mackenzie, a young druggist by the way, who was chosen by the farmers of
the Delta at the last election in place of farmer John
Last week Mr. Bowser apologised to the farmers of
the Fort George district because of the fact that the
government in the past had paid too much attention
to the building of automobile highways and too little
attention to the construction of roads and trails for
the farmers.
In the Delta are some of the worst roads in liritish
Columbia. They are not the thoroughfares used today by the Vancouver Automobile club; they are back-
ways and only the farmers, to their sorrow, know of
Yet the Government considers the spending of several millions on a permanently paved street right from
Westminster througii to the boundary!
What will the farmers of tlie Delta think of this
proposal ?
What will the farmers of the Fort George district
think of it?
What will the out-of-works in South Vancouver
think of it?
This road will be used by the real estate millionaires of Vancouver and Seattle. It will be a splendid
speedway for the rich. But it will be paid for by the
little chaps, the South Vancouver ratepayers, the New
Westminster workmen, the struggling settlers in the
If the construction of this road is proceeded with,
it will be a crime against the suffering people of this
Bowser would coddle the automobile owners of
British Columbia.
He would build another great, smooth surfaced
highway���a veritable boulevarde of death under the
bituminous surface of which shall be found the clotted
blood and the skulls of the tax givers of British Columbia.
ISCl'SSIXG the Hindu immigration trouble and
speaking of the subject of immigration broadly,
the Ottawa Citizen believes that the prublem in Canada may easily be met "by following the principles of
justice and international brotherhood."      ,
That sounds good, but what does it mean? What
is justice and what is international brotherhood in this
case ?
"Brotherhood" in its widest sense does not mean
that the proprietor of the Citizen is under obligation
to the everyday tramp to take liim in and make him a
full-fledged member of his household. Neither does
it mean that Canada is required to welcome men of
anv and all Eastern races and call them fellow-citizens.
To do this might seem to be doing justice to the
foreigners, but how about justice to Canadians themselves ? For reasons both business and moral it i.s inexpedient for Canadians to follow the Citizen's beautiful theories in this matter, nor would it likely be kindness in the end to the foreigners to do so.
Discussing the ways and means of dealing witli
Oriental immigration the Citizen makes the following
rather original suggestion :
"Immigration should be allowed on a percentage
rate of those from the same land who are already
naturalized, including their Canadian-born children;
the granting of naturalization should lie made a special process and there should be direct federal responsibility for all legal and legislative matters in which
aliens are involved."���Calgary I lerald.
THE recent Manitoba elections marked another step
in the progress of the fight the women are making
for the privilege of taking a hand in the national
house-keeping in tlie Dominion of Canada. Mrs.
Nellie McClung. brilliant Canadian authoress, played
no mean part in reducing to the lowest possible point
the majority of the corrupt Roblin government.
When the next provincial election takes place in
Britisli Columbia, the people may take notice, the
women will be quite as much in the game as they were
in Manitoba. Further, it may be expected that the
women will put their forces with whatever party
pledges itself in their behalf. The various suffrage
organizations have repeatedly, waited upon the present Provincial Government and Have sent in many
largely signed petitions. They are so busy at Victoria
building railroads and motor highways and fighting
strikers, that tlie pleas of the ladies have found their
way into the waste basket on every occasion.
It makes no difference to the women of liritish Columbia which party is in power. They want the vote,
and the vote they are going to get. They have the
vote in the Antipodes and they will have it in Great
Britain and tliey will liave it in every province in
Sir Richard McBride grandly says that "he would
not have the women of British Columbia dragged
through the mire of politics.'' That is no good reason
why he should labor to enlarge and befoul the mire
of provincial politics created by himself during his
years of office.
WITHIN the next month, South Vancouver is to
be given the privilege of entertaining the Premier of the Dominion of Canada, the Hon. Sir Robert
Laird Borden. Sir Robert will dedicate, while here,
the new arch which has been built at the entrance to
Central Pari;, and the people of the community will
have the privilege of meeting the gentleman and hearing him speak.    It is understood that the premier's
GOVERNMENT trade statistics for the past fiscal
year are decidedly embarrassing to Conservative
arguments in regard to the "No-truck-or-trade-with-
the -Yankees" propaganda. During the fiscal year,
exports to tlie United States totalled $200,459,373, a
gain of no less than $33,348,991, as compared with the
preceding twelve months. Despite the refusal of the
Conservatives to take advantage of the American
efforts to let down the tariff barriers and give the
Canadian farmer freer access to the market of 90.000,-
000 people, trade has continued to increase even in a
year of comparative depression. Even with the tariff
barriers still up against Canadian wheat and oats and
fish, Canada sent last year to the l'nited States, wheat
to the value of $6,891,62-1, oats to the value of $6,802,-
403, and fish to the value of $6,644,365. Canada sent
animals to the amount of $8,518,012 across the line
during the last fiscal year. The Canadian farmer and
the Canadian fisherman may realize from figures like
these what he lost when the reciprocity agreement was
turned down.
LET us make it clear and pointed that if another
load comes the decisions of our gatekeepers will
be more emphatic. By keeping this a white man's
country we can do most to hasten the time when
brown men will learn to govern themselves, and when
ability to fight will not be the essential of international
respect.���Toronto Globe.
WHEN THE GOVERNMENT whjch will succeed
the administration of Sir Richard McBride drives
seventy-five per cent, of the real estate sharks of the
province back to the pick and shovel, then the back-to-
the-land movement will be given an impetus locally.
��   ��   ��
STEVENS ATTACKS Lawyer Bird for demanding
a rake-off on the motion pictures of the Komagata
Marti. The movie men had little difficulty in getting
the doughty Stevens to pose ior the camera.
* *    4
ALL THAT STEVENS lacked to make the departure of the Maru a distinct success was the assistance
of Fire-chief Wand.
* 4   4
ALL THE COLONELS and majors in the Vancouver garrison may now boast of having been at the front
���that is the waterfront.
4 *.'*
ON THE FLOOR OF the House of Commons,
Stevens would let the Hindus in, and so pay "the
price of Empire." At home in Vancouver, he would
keep the Hindus out, and so pay the price of much
publicity in all the newspapers.
* #   *
THOUGH THE HINDUS hurled chunk's of coal at
H. H. Stevens and his band of policemen, the white
men did not throw coal back, this being due no doubt
to the fact that coal is an expensive article in Vancouver today.
* *   *
Till-: COAL FROM the Orient was thrown on tlie
heads of the storming party alongside the Komagata
Maru.    Every ton of coal imported into British Col
tmibia from the Orient or elsewhere is a blow to the
heads of the working men of British Columbia.
art a jewel."
* *   4
"EVERY CROW IN THE FOREST thinks her own
birds are the whitest" is an old saying, but a true one
���judging from the disappointed mothers at the baby
how Saturday afternoon.
��   *    *
T WILL BE A COMFORT to the Chinese muck
haulers and gardeners to have Main Street completed
a   early as possible.
* #   e
MR. KIDD, OF THE ll.C.E.R., states emphatically
that the habit of nailing posters, handbills .���md notices
on the company's poles must be discontinued. Had
this rule been put into force earlier, a great number
of the wild meetings which shook South Vancouver
during tlie past year might never have taken place.
��   ��   ��
HIE PROPER PLACE to advertise anything is in
the columns of a well-conducted newspaper���such as
��   ��   ��
NATA SINGH, a South Vancouver Hindu, was one
of the A.B.C. mediators in Mr. Stevens' pourparlers
with the Komagata Maru on Tuesday last. Nata is
peculiar among the Hindus in so far that he is not
i���;��� posed to an occasional bath.
��    *    ��
li. P. McCOOL, of the Winnipeg Exchange, had the
following idea for ridding the harbor of the Komagata .Maru. "(io up the coast and get an equal number of lumber jacks and bring them down Cordova
Sireet. Let them have what licker they want, then
sic 'em on the Hindu ship."
��   ��    ��
N_XT SATURDAY, the municipalities of Greater
/ancouver are having a joint picnic at Ganges Harbor. Such an event should assist materially in the
promotion of the friendly spirit which is developing
between the municipal units of the greal city.
The Highgraders' Corner
Expert from an Expert Advertiser!
New Denver (B.C.) Ledge
Sip your drinks and do not touch whisky until you
are 80 years old.
* *   4
A New York Tribute to King George
New York Sun
During a suffragist meeting at Caxton Hall, H.. W.
Nevinson, a war correspondent, traveller and author
of a number of books, got the crowd excited to cheers
by referring to the king as "a poor, unadventuroits,
unimaginative creature who was utterly unworthy of
the honor which has been given him."���London Dis-
The King of England in times dissimilar to those
of Henry V is not expected to be adventurous and
imaginative, and it is well for the British nation that
he knows his place and his duties. Judged by his interest in economic reforms and his clean life, George
V is not a poor creature. The poor creature is an
educated man who can assail George V as utterly unworthy of his station.
* *   *
A  Toronto Reflection
Toronto Star
One frequently sees women driving autos through
the busiest traffic along King and Yonge streets. What
would they have thought of that "in the days of grandmamma" ?
Hats for Horses
Toronto Globe
When the horses wears a hat the owner is revealed
as one who tries to be humane even if he isn't artistic.
*    *   *
How About Newspapers?
Hamilton Spectator
Speaking generally, it must keep some lawyers busy
squaring their consciences with what tliey consider
professional ethics.
# ��� *
E.vhibition Surpluses
Vancouver Province
It requires a Napoleon of finance t<> show a surplus
for a Wg fair.    Willi an attendance of 87,000 people
the Calgary fair reports a deficit.
# # #
Especially After an Election
Duluth  1 lerald
This  is an uncertain world.    Tiie same head that
wears the laurel wreath today may be the receiving
station for a block of bricks tomorrow.
# # #
Church Work
Minneapolis journal
One church in an Oklohama town advertised free
'lemonade at its Sunday service.    A  rival church of
the same town is resolved not to be outdone, and is
advertising free butermiik.
# * *
An Educated Conscience
Calgary Herald
A local preacher has quit the church temporarily
and gone into the oil brokerage business, having felt
the call to help make Alberta one of the world's greatest oil-producing centres. There's nothing lik an educated conscience.
# # *
Why Should He Worry?
Montreal  Star
The  Queen  of   Denmark  carries   twenty-five   hats
with lier when she goes on a vacation.    Doubtless the
expression "The Melancholy Dame" refers to'fier husband.
# # *
Thi Rights of Fat People
Pall Mall gazette
Good luck to the Society of Fat Persons! They have
petitioned the prefect of puhce iu Paris to have the
doors   of   motor-omnibuses   and   underground   trains
made wider.    If we had a similar society in London
it would take similar action, and with equal justification.    The complaint is as old as the day when the
hippopotamus tried to enter the Aj...
94 t
Marconi's Expectations
Regina Leader
Marconi feels confident that he will be able to talk
wireless telephone in a few months.    If he talks in
Welsh it will not be necessary to use a cipher code
for private messages.
# * #
Such a Thing Could Never Happen Here, of Course
Montreal Daily Mail
New York is making as much talk over the discovery that a great many dead men voted at a recent election as if this thing had never before happened in the
history of the city.
# * * ,,.'   j
Rooseveltiati "Silence"
Kansas Cily Star
Mr. Roosevit was informed the other day that Mr.
A. Henry Savage Landor pooh-poohed his alleged
discoveries in lirazil. T. R. replied: "Landor is a
preposterous absurdity. He is the buffoon of exploration. 1 have not a word to say about him." Rather
an eloquent silence, none the less. SATURDAY, JULY 25, 1914
Gore Ave.
Lawrence & Sandusky, Lessees
Sey. 3907
Week Commencing Monday Evening, July 27,1914
"More   Laughs���More   Thrills���More  Common  Sense���More Truth
than in any play you have  seen for years."
Prices 25c and 50c
Matinees 25c Any Seat
Empress Theatre
In this complex age when see man)
tiling -  crowd upon  e.no, making -i i��-
peal feer their snare of attention, the
Ill-rSllll      Who      l.ilelleet      ." I t l" < . T ��� I      I'e      WSStC
..iu- hit oi time, must select In- a-
musements, as other things, with the
utmost  care.
18th and Main Street
All That is Best in Motion Pictures
H.   H.   DEAN,  Proprietor
Cedar   Cottage   Theatre
20th Avenue and Commercial Street
.  . We show the best, cleanest, and most up to date pictures with a
complete change daily.
29th and FRASER STREET Phone Fairmont 1602 L
Fairview Sand & Gravel Co.
Corner Front and Manitoba Streets
Stock Department, Seymour 6913
"The.- Family Cupboard" is .mc of
tin- plays weerth while te. see. It il
.1 drama ol contemporary thing- dealing wiih a phase of modern domestic
life-, lomewnal startling, perhaps, bul
undeniably true It depicts the
course e.i the Nelson family, a group
typical of the better class, showing
ilie consequences sure t���. follow when
money has replaced hue- in the home
anel when tin- husband .-t-e-ks i-i-<--
��lie-ie- for the affection he does noi
receive freitn his wife. And riming
throughout tins drama i- a rich vein
eif comedy suffusing the whole play
with the cheery optimism ol these
likable characters. Few of the present day plays earry a message as
potent, and that present it in as Interesting a form
'Tin- Family Cupboard" varies ilu
theme of "white slavery" with an
equally gruesome "triangle" in which
the husband finally discards the
yeeitng mistress win. has heen making
up fur his wife's neglect.
To get even with both, sin- beguiles
the spendthrift seen, whom both adore
inte. her alluring arms.
The youngster soon spends all his
money, and as he can gel none from
his parents,   his   charmer  leaves  him.
Ile attempts suicide Imt is prevented hy the watchful solicitude nf his
mother and the curtain finally falls
mi a reunited family, ind a skeleton
securely lucked in "The Family Cupboard."
The cast will include the very best
uf llle Lawrence Company, with Mr.
Del. Lawrence and Miss Maude
Leone   in   the   leading   re.les.   and   a
week al lead ami a- y.u ire tkepti-
cal ii will unly he nei estary to attend this performance t" convince
you thai e\.-ry advance claim feir
tin- amazing iho��  i- true.
\- a  matter of beginning  then   ii
- r,   tlu-   in>-u-ri'eiis.   who   stands
head .unl shoulders abovi   any presenl elay magician, excelling the   feati
e.f  Hermann  ilu   Greal  at   lo-  beat.
Tin-   only   place   anel   ilie-   onl)    Riagi*
cians wine can atempl t" equal Carter  is alone  in   East   Indian  mystics
eef the Far 1 ���"..i-1 Carlir is alone an
attraction sufficient te- pae-k tlu- house
ai every performance.
\e-\t ie. le- considered is that m -i
wierd ami sensational of all dlusioni
called llle Linn's Bride Thi- will
make the- mosl blase theatre gi .ers
sit up and observe. Then ley way e.f
variety is coming Nadjie, the girl
with the perfect figure, the physical
culture   star. She   is   a   dream   of
shapely beauty anil ibe artist- of two
continents have raved uver her curves
which Nadjie is met adverse to revealing tee her audiences. Eddie Howard & Cee. will drive away dull care
with Iheir laugh f est "Those Were
the- Happy Days." and llalleii & Hurl
will introduce a peck ..f new and cat-
chy tongs anel oilier attractive bits
nf  entertainment.
This is goin t'e be another ceerker
eef a show ami don't make any mistake ain mt  it.
riculture of Saskatchewan. Harvesting in 191.1 was general about August
25th. but the 1914 crop is in advance
eif that "1 last year. No damage
whatever ha- been caused by rust.
according   to   npe.ris   received.
The Western Canada Firemen's
Association wfll meet in convention
in Regina on July 30 and .11 I- i-
expected thai the mayors, chiefs and
chairmen of ih. fire committees of
all Western Canadian cities will Inin attendance 'ine e.f ihe featuri
entertainments will be ihe exhibition
e.f ihe iiie.te.r tire- apparatus in action,
which  will be pul on bj   thi   Regina
Vaudeville      Mtmi
E.   D.   Graham,   Resident   Manager
Phone Seymour 3406
Regina News Service
Regina,    July    25.���Vice-president
Dalrymple 'if the ('.rand Trunk Pacific Railway expressed himself ai
well pleased with the crop prospects
l"i   the present  year, when  in   Regina
I- dere .-il. not?
An' i- ii ..11 eii- ve r>   -p'.i '
I ir  ..n  e]e-  .eeler  feller's  lot?
Say can y.u  le 11 us dat?
Many peep would lak tee kmiw,
Ju-' ele place w'en dey could
An' plant eliir   well down  in a   row,
But  'lire'- ele   pe.int:  w'ere at?
Wai   yeeu  t'ink  il  would  be' bker
Mak   w'at  dey  call  "lucky   -Irike."-
Den have beeg office w'ere ynu   "hike"
Bot'  way-  in  auto-car?
Nice te. be rich man lak dal.
Wear    ine clothes, an' lug -ilk  hat,
\n'   see  all   place  you've  not  been  al.
An' smeike ele long Cigar.
Well, dere- pla e men dat try
W ill eleir elerric . .ward ele sky.
T.i Iin' dat nil. an' if not, why
Dey   try   am.der  place.
S-- .\e   hope dey strike it s<.<en.
Doesn't matter nighl <er noon,
Dey weerk all tam. by sun an' moon,
I.ak  feller em de race,
Good ling wc can'l  see way   down
T'.Hi-ami feel below de groun'
��� )r plaintee people all aroun'
Would right now knew deir fan
1 ley   see  all   eluse-   fancy   -uit
Dey   could  buy.  an'  shiny   bneet.
An' auto-car, dat mak Deeg toot,
W'ere   neiw   dey   have   !"   wail
Carter, The Mysterious
The Lion's Bride
Three   shows   daily   2.45,   7.20,   9.1S
Admission���Matinees,     15c;     nig.htsj.
15c and 25c; boxes, 50c.
Tenders for Coal Wanted
S.-iil.-,l i.-iiil.i- marked "Tendera fen OiaT*
ml]   I..-   received   bj   iln   undersigned   en.*  tea
u.te.ck p.m. em Tueeday. July JK, 1<JI4W
lot ISJ toni "1 Nanaimo '-r Jingle I'at. Aal
things  i..it k equal,   preference  well  lie. giveaa
1.,   tlle-   l.ee-. I
I-'.ie particuUre rt I1'..' 'on e.f irfmnfs must
qttantitiei  lo   i.i   delivered   .ii   taeh  aieply aa
ii.   S ai | 'i  I "> ��� ���
The   Board   iloci   not   !,:;1,i   Itself o��� .icerpe
an;   ti ee'ler.
WM   KlkKI.AXI), Seer^Kja.
Boatd    "1     Selleee.l      I    11-1.CS    e.t    Swttl
��� ill    Slr��-et.    C'Hii.r    ee(    T*e-nti  se-,
Avenue. South Vancouver, B.C
Tin   Watt-Gibson Company; eii To-
r-iuiei will establish a lumber yard
and planing mill in North ffngma
without delaj The site feer this new
industry has air. aely been -ccnTed,
ami ii'i time will lie l"st iu establishing iln- business here.
In anticipation of brightening up>
j "i business on Main Street and the
completion "I thc new paved reiad
way, Mr. Harry Walden has wr.eught
a wonderful change ai the corner o{
Mam and Twenty-fifth Avenue l��y
removing '.he- -mall store which oc-
cupied tin- e-"i-::e-r ami constructing
two -'lire- een llu- site, which certainly make a big improvement to the
[locality     They   will     be   re-ady    for
^ i'i..      i    . ,       ������ -
An effort will he made in Regina
to form a Welsh Church. For some
time past a humber of prominent
Welsh residents have had the establishment of such a church in mind.
A meeting has been arranged and
statistics showing the strength of the
Welsh population are being prepared.
Every effort is being made to- make
the Saskatchewan summer fair, at
Regina. a success. Five special excursions will be run from all parts of
the province to Regina during fair
week. It is also expected that a
great many people from Eastern
Canada will attend.
Louis Von Weithoff at the Empress
splendid preformance eif this dramatic sensation may be looked fur.
Messrs. Lawrence & Sandusky beg
tn announce that they have com pie ts
ed arangements by which the celebrated English actur and comedian,
Mr. Lawrence D'Orsay. will come t"
the Empress Theatre fur a season e.i
six weeks, opening llie week .if August 3.
Ile will present a sequence uf his
greatest successes including among
others, Thc Earl of Pantucket. Duke
of Killiekrankie, The Embassy Ball,
The Royal Family, to mention eenly a
Mr. D'Orsay is known the world
over as one of England's foremost
comedians, but the opportunity of
seeing him at popular prices, has never heretofore been offered tee Vancouver theatre goers. He comes here
direct from New York, returning
thence at the close of the engagement, to open in a new production,
and then tu London, for an indefinite
period. Remember the opening date,
August 3. Seats hooked for all performances one week in advance, including   matinees.
Pantages Theatre
With   two   big   feature   acts   scheduled for next week, and a group of
others of scarcely less merit and renown, it is evident that Pautager^si'ill
be   the   favorite   mecca   for   amusement  lovers  during  thc  coming   few
days.     Manager   Graham   has jVoccu
most fortunate in his bookings^Jjrtely
and for the past four weeks especially his popular  showshop  has tvfrertil
positively   the   finest   vaudeville   ewer
seen at a popular price theatre.    Having set this fast pace it is up tu him
to keep up tei it  and to that end he |
is   leaving   nothing   undone   tu   beat j
his own record just a little bit.    He|
has succeeded in  doing this for next |
recently. He alsee staled that business conditions, not "illy in Western
Canada but in Eastern Canada as
well, wen- improving. He announced thai all construction we.rk which,
has been started would be rushed
thr.nigh tu completion, and these
new   branch   lines   would   be   put   in
operation  al   the    earliest    possible
He    *     *
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prove the standard uf the cattle in
the province. Three car luads uf!
high-grade cattle were shipped tu the
department frum Chesterfield. Out.,
recently, and have been Sold tu farmers in all parts of the province nn
easy terms. The shipment consisted
uf about 60 Holsteins and a few
Ayrshire  cattle.
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The village of North Regina. which
is located on the northrly limit of
Regina, intends to erect a six-room
brick school building within the near
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A new distributing house will be
located in Regina without delay. It
will be known as thc Regina Central
Depot, and will supply dental goods
fur Western Canada. J. Russell
Smith will be in charge of this business. The stock will be secured from
the S. S. While Company of Philadelphia, manufacturers of dental supplies.
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With the continuance of the present gnod weather the harvesting of
wheat will be general throughout
Saskatchewan about the second eer
third week in August, according to
information given out by the statistics branch of the Department of Ag-
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How Ship Salving ii Carried Out���
The   Great   Difficulties   Encountered
The world-saddening accident
which resulted so recently in the
loss nf one thousand lives in the
Gulf e.f St. Uawrencc has brought
thc question of sea navigation in
all its many phases very preeminently forward. Special interest
will therefore attach te. this article, which tells how wrecks are
raised.   ���
A girdle of lighthouse! and lighl
ships encircles the United Kingdom
and every night anel all night a siring
tej prevent either ships freem beting
wrecked, sheeiild he wrecked hcrseli
At low tide ninety feel eef water
covered her, and she lay there-, the
spurt e.f the ocean, for seeme nueiiilis.
Then the authorities decided te. recover her. and an Irisii firm undertook ilie task���a nieest difficult one,
owing to the fearfully strong tides.
Indeed, work was only possible on
very few days during the summer,
anil then only when tlle title was
However,   six  cables   were   event-
three   hundred   and   twenty-three   lu||y   nh,ee,\   round   the   Puffin,   and
lights glows in lhe darkness, [lashingia
rnessages of caution te. the men wine
"gee down  I"  the sea  in ships."
Yet, in spile- eel' all lln- money which
bas been spent lo mark the dangers
of .iur sh ires and some of these
lighthousel   have   ceist  as    much    as
��90,00O--the sea lakes a big toll of
the shipping every year���so big the
teell that the figures are almost unbelievable, tolling up as they do tei
about ��90,000,OOC, which is the average value of ships and cargoes lost
round   our   shores   annually.
VVith such a huge loss going ou
cor.'Jiiuously, several firms have
found it pays them to devote all their
time   to   salving   ships,   and   some   of
them have performed something akin
lo miracles in snatching ships from
watery graves.
There are various methods of salving ships, and  the  method employed
towed ni
she.re until she grotimled in forty-
eight feet of water. At the next lift
she was carried into harbor and
Altogether   she   was   carried   about
| six miles, and when she was beached
she was a must remarkable spectacle,
for the entire keel antl bottom of her
were greeund away completely, as
though she had been put in a giant
grindstone. The action of the currents batl kept her scraping continuously against the sea bed. anad there
is lie. doubt that she would have worn
herself away entirely if she had remained (here much longer.
Sometimes, instead of using lighters or hulks, twin steamers, joined together by strong girder bridges, from
which depend the ropes supporting
the wreck, are called in to action.
These  twin  steamers  are  even  more
urally strain at their moorings tee try-
to get let the surface, and in this
way help to raise the wrecked ship
once meere. All thai remains lo be
done is to tow tlle vessel to port, ami
there-   repair   her.
Some times, when it is found to be
inipe ssible tier the divers to repair the
wrecked vessel, she is lifted solely
by pontoons, which are securely fas-
leneel all  lhe  way around her.    Each
eet these- pontoons has to be pumped
e.ut at the same rate by the aid eef
compressed air, so thai each exerts
the same amount of lilting power as
the   .ethers.
In Ihis way the ship is raise-el even'
ly until she lies awash een the sur
face, the pontoons all around her
supporting  her  dead   weight.
Powerful pumps are next ge.t tee
work on her lo lighten her. antl she
is then cither beached or leewed cautiously lo the nearest dock. In a
case like this, there is always the risk
that one or more of the pontoons will
give way, and if it does so the balance of the whole thing is destroyed,
and Ihe ship plunges to the bottom
Simple though this system seems.
it is really beset with difficulties. A
wrong calculation, a nasty ground-
swell, a choppy sea, a broken cable
just at the critical moment, and I In-
work of weeks is all undone, and the
salvors have lo tackle the job afresh.
We claim we have the best.
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Dealers in
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Nora was applying for a place as
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Granitoid on the City's portion of the Main Street work
in each case depends on the nature of
the wreck. For instance, if a vessel
sinks close in to a sandy shore, she
is probably raised in the following
fashion: Divers go down to see how
the wreck is lying, and, after this examination, two lighters are moored
so that the wreck lies directly between them, and pointing the same
Having gone down again, the divers
signal for cables to be lowered. These
cables the divers pass right under the
keel of the vessel���and very difficult
this proves sometimes���and the other
ends of the cables are taken to the
surface and fixed to the other lighter.
The ship then rests in a series of
slings, the number depending, of
course, upon the ship and its size.
These slings have to be adjusted very
cleverly so lhat all thc weight does
not fall on one part of the ship,
otherwise all this work would be in
vain. Suppose that only two cables
were used, one being at the bow and
the other at tbe stern, the likelihood
is that when the wreck was lifted she
would simply break her back and fall
in two, because the centre of the ship
would   not   be   adequately  supported.
Assuming lhat the cables have
been properly adjusted, the salvers
wait for low tide, when they make
the cables absolutely taut. As the
tide rises, thc lighters also rise and
life the wreck from her ocean bed.
At high tide a tug tows the lighters
towards tbe shore, with the wreck
supported between them, until she
grounds again. Low tide is then
awaited, when thc cables are again
tightened and the wreck is towed
still further inshore. By working in
this way she is ultimately beached or
brought into shallow water, where
the divers can carry out temporary
repairs. Pumping out and floating
follow, and tbe salved ship is then
towetl to thc nearest port to undergo
a thorough overhauling in the docks.
Of course, the salvors have to
judge to a nicety tbe weight of the
wreck, so that they can attach their
lighters capable of lifting between
them a much greater weight, for if
the lighters were not big enough to
life her, the rising tide would sink
the lighters beside the wreck they
should  have  raised.
The case of the Puffin is a notable
instance of a ship being so salved.
She was a lightship moored off
Daun's  Rock,  near  Cork   Harbor.
On October 8th, 1896, a gale came
on to blow, and when it had abated
the Puffin had disappeared from hcr
station. Several days later it was
found that she had sunk at her moorings with all hands. It seems the
irony of fate that she, a ship placed
effective than the lighters, but as
there are only one or two in existence they are not so commonly used.
If a steamship sink in fairly deep
water, the procedure of salving her
is as follows: First of all, the divers
go down to find out the extent of the
damage. When they have satisfied
themselves on this point, they signal
for a slate to be let down to them,
and on this slate they make a rough
sketch of the shattered part, to facilitate the fashioning of a plate with
which to repair the breach. Next
comes the labor of removing the
cargo bit by bit to lighten the vessel
and lessen the weight to be lifted.
Then the new plate, which, meanwhile has been forged in the floating
workshop of the salvage ship, is lowered and clamped over the rent in
the hull.
Now the divers go carefully over
the ship and close every opeving.
Hatches, ports, and ventilators, all
are secured and made quite airtight,
and the pumps are then able to start
to pump out the water in the vessel.
As the water is forced out, so the
ship gradually rises to the surface
until shc floats.
In order to assist her to rise, pontoons may be filled with water, sunk
into position, and lashed to her.
These pontoons are pumped out, and,
being  exceedingly  buoyant,  the  nat-
Many a ship has been raised by
means of a coffer-dam. Put briefly,
this method is to construct a superstructure on top of the sunken ship.
From the deck of the wreck the
divers start to build up the sides of
the vessel towartl the surface of the
sea until they reach a certain height,
which has previously been very carefully calculated by the engineer in
charge of the work. The sides are
then  decked  in.
This coffer-dam, as the built-up
part is called, might almost be likened to an extra deck. It has to be
constructed very strongly lo withstand the great pressure exerted by
the sea.
The divers patch up all thc rents in
the wreck, the coffer-dam is made
water-tight, anil the pumps are started to work. As the pumping goes on,
the buoyancy of the coffer-dam lifts
the wreck until it is possible to tow
her into port or beach her for repairs.
Very often it is discovered that the
coffer-dam is not quite watertight;
the sea pours through cracks and crevices almost as fast as it is being
pumped out.
Should this happen, the salvors
simply feed spun and oakum into
the water, which rus.ies through the
holes  and  joints,  carrying  thc  spun
cotton and oakum wilh it, thus i
ually  stopping the  leaks.
Not so very Itmg ago, on April
25th, 1<X)8, to be exact, the sinking .ef
11M S. Gladiator, which came into
collision with the liner St. Paul during a blizzard in lhe Solent, created
a Sensation. The raising of the sunken Vessel i.s eme eef thc finest pieces
���el salvage ever recorded. 'Ihe cruiser
was ii.ei completely covered by water,
but was lying em her side, with a
little of her grey armor showing a-
be.ve the surface. Upon examination
liy divers, il was found that a large
hole lifly feet long had been torn in
her side, antl several of the boilcr-
reionis  were  open   to  the  sea.    How
to get her back to Portsmouth was
tbe question. Bul an even more ur-
genl matter was te) prevent her slipping into deep water, but the sea-bed
where she restetl shelved rapidly, and
the strong current! made of her nearly six thousand tons' dead weight a
trifle, tee be played with at will.
Accordingly, steps were taken to
get her nearer the shore, antl tei aid
this plan tlle divers began to dismantle the ship.
h'irst of all the guns antl their
shields,  weighing about  fifteen  tons
each,   wire   slung   out   of     her     and
salved. Then the divers, making
great use of submarine pneumatic
tools, geet to work cutting out various
olher  fittings.
The great funnels were then cut
e.fT and hauled out; ventilators were
treated similarly; the boats and davits were retrieved; and so the stripping of the ship went on to romplc-
liem. not without many delays, for
the tides ran very strongly, and the
Gladiator was in an exposed position
SO thai often the clivers could not
Then came the slopping up of every opening in lhe vessel. Wooden
covers were made lei lit where the
funnels had been, anil wooden covers
were made and fitted with bolts to
every other opening in the ship until
she was watertight���except for llle
gash  in  her side.
To this the divers now turned their
attention, and it was found that some
of those great, thick armor-plates had
folded down as though they were
hul   tinfoil.
To prevent any further damage to
the hull, these ragged, jagged pieces
were carefully blasted away with gelignite, afler which two pontoons ft-
bout lifly feet long, antl each capable
of lifting one hundred tons, were
moored to the wreck to help ease
hcr while an attempt was made to
tow  her inshore.
A steam-dredger now came on the
scene, and began to clear away the
land which the swirling waters had
deposited in front of the ship's bow,
while live gunboats, each carrying
powerful steam-driven pumps, moored bow-on to lhe Gladiator, antl wafted while ihe divers placed tbe suction
ends of the pumps in position. It
was recognized that tugs alone would
mit be able to move tbat vast amount
of metal, so two giant steam-capstans
were erected ashore, and from them
two monster steel-wire ropes were
stretched to the wreck, to which they
were securely fastened.
The signal was given. All the
pumps started to work, the cables
stretched to the shore began to strain
aand after a time the vessel started
to slide and continued to slide���for a
distance of just six feet, when she
stopped, owing to a projecting part
of the ship digging into tlie sand. So,
to prevent her slipping back into
the water again, her compartments
had to he refilled, and the wreck
sank again!
Another and anotlur attempt was
made. On one occasion one of the
great cables strained from thc ship to
the shore snapped with a tremendous report. It was lucky no man
was in the way as it Hashed, writhing
like a lash, over the sea, for it would
most certainly have cut him clean in
Tripods were raised on the side of
the sunken Gladiator, and by attaching cables to the masts and over the
tops of the tripods it was sought to
pull the ship upright. Other pontoons were made, until seven, with a
combined lifting-power of about one
thousand tons, wcre fastened to the
wreck.. To assist the vessel still further to right herself, pigs of iron
weighing 280 tons were placed on the
Gradually, inch by inch, thc vessel began to assume an upright position, but the tipper deck was still
several feet under water, and so the
salvors,   after   consideration,     deter-
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Ruth Morton Memorial Church
The ladies of the Ruth Morton
Memorial Baptist Church held a most
successful lawn social on Thursday
afternoon and evening, July 16th, on
Ihe grounds adjoining the residence
of the pastor, Rev. J. W. Litch. Tin-
festival was attended by a large number, who spent a most enjoyable social evening, aided by a splendid
musical programme. The lawn was
brilliantly lighted with colored electric globes, and the gaily decorated
booths added to the festivity of the
scene. Ihe booths of candy, ice
cream, flowers, fancy work, lemon*
ade, and thc tea room did a thriving
business,  and   after  paying    all     ex
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forty-five dollars.
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booths were: Mrs. H. Colwell, of the
candy booth; Mrs. Bills, of the ice
cream; Mrs. Pelletier, of the lemonade; Miss Dorothy Peck, of thc
flowers, and Mrs. Peck of the fancy
work booth. v Mrs. Stevenson had
charge of thc tea room, and was assisted by the Misses Nellie Foster,
Edith King, Ruby Reed and Blanche
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Japanese costumes. The musical
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On  the  Fighting  Line in Riel's Day
How Riel Incited to Combat
BV  REV.  R.  G.  MacBETH,  M.  A.
Author  of  "The  Making  of  the  Canadian West," etc., and formerly Lieutenant  No.  I  Company.  Winnipeg Light Infantry
Editor's JCote���The accompanying
article is the- firsl eef a -erie ���, prepared
by Rev, R. G MacBeth for Mac-
Lean's Magazine, in which be will
presenl  interesting facts and remin-
itences e.i thai stirring time when tin-
new Dominion of Canaela Faced its
greatest crisis. Many e.f the Inci-
deuts tee be cited in this series have
never before been made known to the
public, see that Mr. MacBeth's w.rk
will have a distinct historical value.
As one of the men who fought
against Kiel, he is writing from first-
hantl knowledge.
Leetiis Riel, win. bad the unique and
doubtful distinction of leading tw.e
western rebellions in a decade and
a half, was not himself a fighting
man. That is nol saying that he was
lacking in courage, for there art-
many things to evidence that he wa-
ii" coward. But lie h.ee' no capacity
or desire leer things military. Iii.,
power lay in a remarkable talent for
making effective inflammatory appeals io his compatriots. IK- eliel not
fight himself, but he- could put othcr-
inlo tlu fighting meeeeil. Lacking the
moral greatness, tlu- consummate artistic skill, tlu- menial force of Demosthenes, ihi- Western outlaw mosl
possi sm-iI llu- Greek orator's intensity   antl   his   strange   peewer   tee  move
eelllCrS    tee    ,-,1'tioil.        Fot    it    will    l)f    ll-
membered ihat an incomparable tes-
timony t" Demosthenes was given in
the words: "W'e- hear 'ethers speak
and admire tlu- beauty eef their diction; we hear Demosthenes and we
all cry oul 'Lit us go anil fight
Philip.'" Kiel hail a wonderful capacity leer uttering philippics. Despite
his extravagant, vain. erratic and
mercenary characteristics, he coulel at
any time set the French half-breeds
of the West into excitement ami violence as easily as be could set the
autumn ier:iirk een fire with his flint
and steel.
Ant! be d.lcs sending them on the
warpath against impossible eedds, he
succeeded, fei his eewn purposes, in
tin- amazing task of turning them
against the priests of llu- Roman
Catholic Church, iu which they all
bad been cradled and to which tluy
hail always been deeply devoted. In
the scconel rebellion be assumed
priestly as well as kingly authority.
in token whereof be amended Iiis
name into Louis "David" Diel, Exo-
vede, ami. for the time. Ile persuaded
his followers not only te. fight tbe
Dominion of Canada, Inn their church
as well. Ile made' them believe that
In- was b'iih civil and ecclesiastical
In ihis connection, of course, seeme
things ought to bc remembered as
explaining his success. To begin
with. Riel was in the real sense of
tin- term a "born" agitator. Ilis
father, generally known as "the
Miller of the Seine." near St. Ileetii-
face. was a fiery revolutionist, who
all his lift- Ion:-: inveighed against
the Hudson'- Hay Company and any
other authority that prevailed in the
country. Thc rebel leader grew up
in the atmosphere oi the revolutionary spirit, and in lhat regard he was
a rebel to the manner born. He- hid
early learned how to play upon the
emotions of men. Then it should not
be forgotten that the young rebel received a good education, for om- in
his station, in the cily of Montreal,
s.. lhat when hc returned West, at
thc very time the country was discussing proposals i" t-nier Confederation, he sprang at once inl'i the
leadership of his uneducated ami
easily influenced fellow countrymen.
Moreover, ilu- fact must mei be
.overlooked that considerable blundering ,.n tlu- part eif ilu- Canadian authorities gav. Riel his opportunity.
Some blundering was mon- or less
excusable, because wen public men
of .ill parties in Eastern Canada were
blissfull) ignorant e,i Western conditions. ' There- was little communication between Hast and West except ��hat percolated through the
United States, ami a good many
Eastern nun were under tin- Impression that, outside of the Hudsons
Bay   Company   employees,  tin-  land
was occupied chiefly by Indians ami
coyotes wh.. did not need to he consulted See the Canadian authorities
bought tin- West from the Hudson's
Bay Company ami siaru-el in lo take
possession. Anel Kiel could make out
a good case when In- le.lel the people,
whose ancestors hail been there
nearly a century back, that their
rights wen- to bc taken away.
This was in 1X69. Later on, in
1885, Riel was dealing with the same
class of people and same family connections, wlu-n iu- ignited an.l fanned
thc discontent of the South Saskatchewan half-breeds into tiie flames ol
rebellion. These people wanted I"
live on narrow farms bordering on
the river as their ancestors and relatives had tleene on the Red. Assiniu-
boinc 'e.- the St. Lawrence. But the
government said they must accept
thc rectangular survey and settle on
square farms. And Riel lashed them
Into furv by telling them that the
government was making assault on
their social life and intended t.e uproot all seecial customs, and when,
added le. this, be could remind them
of the delays of local officialdom in
regard to their land patents, the
philippic eef the agitat'ir was complete and his followers were read)
to  fight.
Perhaps the moat desperate and
potentially dangerous act of Riel's
career W��S the effort hc made in 1885
to are.use the Indians and let them
loose on defenceless settlements,
with   thc   li-errors   of   scalping   knife
ami the torture. He knew the deadly
possibilities of an Indian uprising.
He knew  that  wars between the In
dian  min -  wi re  nol  see  far  in  thi
past, bul that the warrior -pint was
-nil easily stirred, and he knew thai
once ih. young braves were e.m foi
a   taste-  ot  blood   there  was   me  limit
io what they would do. No one
knew better than Kiel did the fearful
n -ult of the Indian uprisings in the
Western States, and the -une story
might easily have been repeated on
this side of the line. Il<- knew ��t.l
that a general hostile- movement of
the Indians would take perhaps years
; to quell, We know what trouble
i three 'er fe.ur chiefs made. What
would il have been if tlle revolt of
the savages had been widespread?
Fortunately the influence of the mis-1
sionaries laboring amongst them, thei
presence of a few mounted police
-here ami there, and tin   swift rally ufj
the Canadian troops, headed off what'
might h.-ut- been an indescribable i
orgy  of  slaughter.
Moreover, kiii knew that all governments had treated the Indian- well
I and that they had no reason to revolt and bite the hands that fed
them. Tiu-ir reserves wire "fair gar-
eli-ns e,f the I.e.rel." anel the intention i
of the governmenl was i" provide for |
every proper wanl of iln-ir wards. But
lure again it musl be admitted thai
certain agents did not carry out the
wishes of the government and that
the conducl of some agents was such
as lo make it easy for the runners of
i Riel io -end the Indians, through the
I frenzy of the sun-dance, onl "ii tin-
path of murder and theft.
And SO we go back te. ..ur firsl
position anil repeat that Riel had a
perfect genius feir getting either people to fight, while keeping strictly
out of the fire zone himself, And
hence in both rebellions he had his
I fighting   man.
In 1X69 there was no real lighting
done, but Riel had his "adjutant-gen-
; eral." for. of course, the rebels wcre
organized and well armed from the
outset.   This "adjutant-general" was
; Ambroise Lepine, a French half-
breed, and one of tin- finest specimens of physical  manhood    I    ever
I saw.    Six feet  two in his mocasins
I ami built in splendid proportion,
straight as a pine, and a leader oi
acknowledged prowess on the plains.
Lepine had all the natural accessories "I a soldier of fortune, lie was
in command eef tin- mounted men who
rode down t" tin- boundary line, built
a fence acn -s ilu- trail to Fort Garrj
as visible intimation t" Governor McDougall that lu- was I" keep out. anil
slaved there to see that hc turned
back ami started tor Ottawa, Then,
as the winter was feinting. Lepine.
desiring tpiarters. rode al lhe head
eef his nnn le. Fort Carry, which was
defenceless, ami took possession "f
this historic Hudson's Bay post,
where these plainsmen helped themselves tei everything in sight. A few |
elay- later Lepine directed tin- move-
nun! against thi iew loyalists whee
hael gathered in Dr. Schultz's hemse
nearby, ami by overwhelming numbers compelled their bloodless sur-
render. Farther "ii there was a counter movement by loyalists who rendezvoused at Kildonan, and the aim I
of whose movement was to secure j
ihe- release of tin- prisoners held by |
Riel. After some negotiations, this,
release was understood i" be promised, ami lln- loyalists fremi the As-i
sinihoinc started home, making a ele-j
tour een iln- wintry prairie to avoid
Fort Carry. Lepine wiih a body "ii
liis mounted nun went out t" inter-
cept them, plunging through the
snowdrifts wiih a dash which the
rebel newspaper, The- Xew Nation,
saitl was characteristic nf "iln- finest
horsemen in tlu- world." Tin- loyalists wer. poorly armed, had harcih
any ammunition, ami were generally
unprepared for any attack, and see
they concluded that their leader,
Major Bottlton, was right iu counseling non-resistanci in -i'e- ii terests
I possible peace. Bui. iee their surprise. Lepine took them all prisoners and brought them to the fort
From personal com ers ition with
son,,- ..f these loyalists in after years,
I am -.tie in saying thai had they
known they were in In- taken prisoners, wilh the deplorable results
that followed, ihat they would have
rcsisicel t" the death.
in lln- parly thus arrested by Lepine   welt    Maim'   Boulton   anil   Tins
Scott, both 'ef whe,in ��i-ri- shortly
afterwards wnti no >1 to 'ie ath by
Riel's court martial Bolton's alleged
crime was hi- leading oi a movement
.egaiu-i ilu- rebel chief Boulton'i
life wa- spared, partly at the request
e.f Donald A. Smith (afterwards
Strathcona), wine had arrived freem
Ottawa a- Commissioner freun the
Canadian Government, but chiefly at
tlu- intercession of Mr. Jeelm (afterwards Se-n.iiori and Mrs. Sutherland
eif Kildonan, whose ion hail been
shot by one fi Riel's spies mar the
loyalist rendezvous a few 'lay- before. Bul all efforts to save Thomas
Scott were unavailing, though the
-ami-   parlies   true!,   ami.   in   addition,
tiie local Protestant .-le-rgy. especially the Rev. Ceorge Y..ung. ilu- Methodist minister win. attended Scott up
io ilu- last. In- being a member of
lhat church. Se'eitt wa- a young
Irish-Canadian frum Ontario win-
had been working ou tin- Dawson
Road, lie- was athletic ami somewhat jocular, because it is remembered tha' hr t'"'k fart in ducking
a contractor r'.io was inclined to be
overbearing. It i- -aiel See tt us ���'.
to throw -nnn- of Kiel's guare!- aboul
when they came in with ilu- rations;
luu lu- wa- just an ordinary light-
hearted, energetic lad win. was reads
for a be,m at any linn-. Rie-I di
mined un his death and nothing would
aller his decision, though up to thi
last it was hoped he wouhl rele-ut
I'.ut lu- expected Scott's death would
terrorize the community, and so on
lln- 4lh M,.r-h. 1S70. this young man
was shot by a half-drunken firing
party outside tl. - fn nt gate of the
fort. Lepine 'lues nol seem to have
relished his -hare in this dark trag-
edy, but the will e.f his chief was law.
Tin- effect of this murder was t"
completely estrange frejm Kiel all
but   bis   abject   followers.
A somewhat curious illustration of
what Carlyle call- "llu- irony eif fate"
comes in connection with this pari
of Riel's career. Major Boulton, who
escaped death by "llu- -kin of his
teeth/' as above recorded, was. fifteen years later, lln- leader of Boul-
tou's Sceetits. and the first to unci
Riel's forces in tlle battle of li-i
Creek. And Captain George Young
of Winnipeg, the son eef the man wine
had pleaded in vain wilh Kiel feer
Scott's life- ill 1870, was in 1885 place.1
by General Middle-ton in command of
ilu escort that teeok Riel t" Regina.
llu- place of his scaffold.
From whai 1 knew of Ambroise
Lepine. 1 think it quite likely thai he
would have made a stand againsl
Wolseley iu August of 1870 if Rid
had given the word. Bul iln rebel
chief realized that discretion was the
better part of valor, ami so he was
across tin- Assiniboine a'1'1 -'ii his
way io tlu- international boundary
line ore Wolseley reached iln- rear
gate eef old Fort Garry. It can be
said tn Lcpinc's credit thai In- did
not run away, but after a i\-w days'
absence  wenl  home  to  hi-   farm  up
tin- Red River. Shortly after Wuht-
ley's coming a warrant was sworn
out for his arrest for Complicity n
ilu murder of Scott. Two men *tm
lo arrc-t him at his house at night
Tin- redoubtable plainsman te.o* a
look ai them anel said he could knock
their lu-ads together, but that they
were -.nly iheing iheir duly and be
would go with them, lie was put ob
irial before Chief Justice E B. Woo<
and. th'eiigh brilliant 1 v defended by
Chapleau 'ef Quebec, was cnnvirtciT
anel sentenced to be hanged Thsa
sentence was afterwards e-eiinmnle-il
to imprisonment for a term, with iW
permanent forfeiture of his th*
rights. Anil so Riel's adjmanl-gra-
i ral subsided into comparative ob-
Meanwhile Rid had ue.nt- to Mo&-
tana, and was funnel there iilleea.
years later teaching in an industrial
school, when ilu- discontented half-
ni iln- South SaskalcheBjM
Sent lor him t" come Lack and bch>
them -e-ciire llu- riyin- which they
felt win- iii jeopardy. The- iiionh-
nate vanity nf the man was flatu-rrf
by the- . ttention. 11 e came, and al-
me sl immediately ce unseled violence,
assuring i'i- followers thai they atrM
sweep the Mounted Police anl fb��
Governmenl and the Hudson's Bay
Company out of the country. \ut
here again he found in the famom
buffalo hunter, Gabriel liniment, a
fighting man. with genius for gurrilb.
leadership and with the prowess a��4
l"i- mality thai could attract a de-
voted following. 'iur next artirir
will  study the astonishing sequel
The  city of Regina   i.s considering
sites suitable for stock yards and abattoir.      Two   properties   have  her*
ins-pected,  bul   before   a   selection ��
made, ii is likely that e.tln-r locations
I will be conridered.    The city ha* hat!
the   question  of L.eatin���    st.eck yardb
and abattoir at  Regina.  under consid-
I era tion for some time  past, and ii ic
expected   lhat   within   the   iinuu-diale
i future   definite   steps    will   be   takes
| with   ihi- end  in  view.     Such an i��-
jilustry   located   at   Regina   would   de���
velop    rapidly,   inasmuch    as   large
; numbers of cattle,   sheep and  ���-���*>��
j arc raised in Saskatchewan and ham
to be  shipped to outside plants.
Anderson Market
The Family Butcher at
the Sanitary Shop
Try our mild cured Hams and
Bacons,  machine  sliced.
The place to get your Cooked
Hams and Jelly Tongue.
Don't forget we carry the finest
New Zealand Butter and Local
Tel. Fair 1634
The Regina post office will be ea
larged to nearly twice its presea
size, according to reports received! a
Ri gina.
Wreck   Raising
i Continued fn >m  pagi  <o
mined to cover it in with a big cofferdam.
Ai length, after ii\e.- months "I disheartening work iln- elay "i ilu- grant
efforl dawned. Tin- pumps were
started and water began to pour Irom
tin- ship. For hour after hour tbe
pumping went on, and at lasl Ibe
salvors found thai tbe six thousan*
ton- of dead weight lyinp at thc bot-
; ni ..: the Solent were beginning t��t
rise Pumping went m with unaba.
ted fury. The- waler. from a yellow
ceilor. turned to grey, ami ihen r<
black, and the salvors knew ihey
were getting to ihe bottom of ih��
waters in ilu- Gladiator.
Bit by hit she rose until pontoons
anil pumps had conquered. The tngi
fastened on i-> her, and very cart-
fully, very slowly tin- little procea-
sion crept across the Seelcnt anS
nightfall -aw the crippled Gladiatds
safe in  Portsmouth harbor.
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By  Felix  Penne
\ day or two ago a three or four
lim telegraphic message informed us
of ilu- death of Sydney  Grundy  tlu-
l-'.irn iii this city. Vancouver, there
musl lu- many hundreds who have
���era Sydney Grundy's play���many
hundreds win. have read them and
who think, as I do, that a dramatist,
;.ii versatile, -o feeling, and one who
lias exercised such influence eeu the
liiiulirn stag.- deserves that hi career and we.rk should have a more
���extended notice
Twenty years age., when I was an
enthusiastic   London   "first-nighter,"
when I  was  ving in London's bo-
luniian dramatic and lin-rary circles.
there Vvas no man I wa- limit preeuel
of knowing, no man whose work I
watched wiih greater delight and interest, than  Sydney Grundy.
I remember that at the
Club," ilu- 'Press Chile." the
Friars Club." and ilu- "Eccentric
Club," Iiis wnrk was discussed with
lho.se differences 'if opinion which
prove that it bail importance, personality, and ceiuld be looked at from
various angles.
I  remember  that    when     Sydney
Crundy had a very warm passage of
arms with William Archer, each writer had quite a host of loyal followers
and the babble for a time was very
warm indeed.
I have not had the pleasure of
seeing the twee or three latest productions from lln- pen of Sydney Crundy; I w;is very sorry tn miss "Frocks
and Frills" and other plays he has
produced in recent years, for I can
readily believe that the genius of
twenty years ago gained by experience, and a wider outlook, and that
Grundy's recent plays were even better than those which stirred London
a score tti years ago.
si 1 well remember the delightful
���light 1 spent at the Garrick, "assisting" at the production of Sydney
Crundy's play "An Old Jew." In
this play the dramatist and Mr. Hare.
now Sir John Hare, showed that they
���Jiad the courage of their opinions.
I remember that it was openly stated that Mr. Hare, in giving full effect to Mr. Grundy's satire had shown
a courage which verged upon audacity.
Author and actor faced some really  awkward  situations with  unflinching   firmness.     The   scene   in   which
the money changers were driven from
the Temple, would at one time have
Jbcen  denounced  as verging  on  blasphemy;  some  of  the  lines   were   in -
leed hissed by a few, and I remember
Iiat the hissing (the result of a mis-
rpprehensinn)     reminded       William
irdhei that at annlher theatre he had
icard thc line, "I came  to scoff, but
i remained  to  pray,"  soundly  hissed
by   a   man   who   resented   what   he
thought was an irrelevant quotation
from  the bible.
This drama. "An Old Jew." was .;
tiiu- attempt at satire, but compared
i.e the wnrk eef Sydney Grundy subsequently, the drama was somewhat
commonplace,  superficial   and    con-
fused ��� certainly, however, Sydney
Grundy gave an impetus t.e the satirical drama, and hi- example- was soon
splendidly followed by Ceorge Bernard   Shaw   anil  olher   celebrities.
ll was soon after thc production
of "An Old Jew" that a warm controversy waged between Sydney
Crundy and William Archer over the
question as to what extent Manager
and dramatist had a right to resenl
adverse criticism Several managers
took such offence at what was undoubtedly honest, independenl criticism that they rushed into libel actions, Mr. W'iliam Archer teemed
to indicate that he thought such managers should be "boycotted," but Sydney Grundy, nmrc wisely contended
they bad better bc left to public opinion.
Tin- next "first night" I had wilh
Sydney Crundy was witnessing his
play, "A Hunch of Violets;" it was
absorbingly interesting. My memory
of Sydney Grundy's writing is. thai
it had nervous terseness that gripped
ymi. In the- dialogue there was speech
after speech that had the metallic
clash of blade against blade in a
fencing match, How well I remember the superb acting of Mr. and Mrs.
Tree and Miss Lily llanbury. It was
pointed out by more than one dramatic critic that the plot was "flimsy"���
if so. thc brilliant cleverness of the
author disguised its Himsincss.
Mr. Tree as "Mrs. Murgatroyd"
gave strength anil attractioin to a
character whose motives were neither
strong  nor  atractivc.
In this play Mrs. Tree was made
up like a creature from the bizarre
pencil of Mr. Aubrey Beardsley, her
acting was as bizarre as her appearance. I never saw her in better form
unless it was as "The Old Campaigner" in "Colonel  Newcome."
The dramatic season of 1895���if I
reAiember rightly, was opened with
a remarkably clever play. "The Xew
Woman," by Sydney Grundy. This
was a real live play antl showed a
marked advance upon the author's
previous work. I never saw an audience more thoroughly enjoy itself;
the applause was enthusiastic, genuine, spontaneous. There wcre two
acts contributed with remarkable skill
anil one act nf pure emotional drama,
the dialogue was brilliant and incisive and the whole house had two
hours intense enjoyment in which
surprise, laughter and tears wire
well mingled.
William Archer had described Sydney Grundy as being deficient in am
bition, as being incapable eif rising
higher than Scribe ill theory and capable- of sinking infinitely lower than
him in practice, but this play "The
New W'e,man." must really. I think,
must have made Archer alter Iiis 'ep-
inioii.   It was such an advance upon
"A Fool's Paradise" antl "A White
Lie" that it proved Sydney Grundy
had indeed ambition ami had realized it.
Some people had much admired his
play "Sowing the Wind." in which
lie bail told a remarkably simple story with straight forward literary power, ami these people wcre much -ur-
prised al tin- wonderful versatility
In- displayed when he broke completely new ground with "Tin- New WH-
I man."
To sonic extent tin- title was a misnomer, as "Agnes Sylvester" was just
| like any  other woman, wlm useel  lur
] brains,   from   the   Stone   Age   to   the
I days   of   the     militant      suffragettes.
Twenty yiars ago. "Tlu- New Woman," as v e understand her now, wai
not   dreamed   eef.      How    well    I    rc-
: member   the   acting   iu   this   splendid
comedy���Miss   Winifred   Emery    as
'"Margery"  was  simply  charming anil
] I  remember that one memorable out-
I burst of emotion brought down  the
house  and   recalled   hcr   no   K-ss   than
live times before ihe curtain,
Miss    Alma    Murray   played   with
delicacy and tact, ami Miss Rose
Qeclercq was wonderfully humorous.
Mr. Stuart Champion, 1 remember as
an aesthetic creature (the "cult of
the  sun-flower" was  then  in  vogue)
and Mr. Cyril Maude was grand as
Colonel Cazeniorc. Mr. l-'rcd Terry
anil Mr. J. G. Grahame fan old comrade of mine in amateur theatricals)
was also iu the cast.
In recalling these names I lind
alas!���that many have made their last
The news of the death of Sydney
Grundy caused me keen personal regret. He was a delightful man to
know, had a wonderful sane outlook
on life, and his atilude towards many
public questions was far in advance
of those held by many of his contemporaries.
We have in Vancouver many talented amateurs, may I venture to
suggest to them an early production
nf some nf Sydney Grundy's comedies���they would admirably lit thc
manners and temper of thc age in
which wc are living now.
Summer Race Meeting
The summer race meeting nf the
British Columbia Thoroughbred Association will be two weeks old on
Saturday, and never since the incep-
tion of the course in 1909 have the
lovers of thc thoroughbred been treated to liner sport than that which
has featured lhe opening weeks of
racing this season. While the play
has nnt been up to previous seasons
the enahusiasin displayed day after
dav has more than made up for it.
That the present meeting has the
good wishes of Vancouver's Smart
Set is shnwn every afternoon by the
Race Meeting
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Special Trains leave new Granville Street
Station at   12,  12.30, and   every   fifteen
minutes until 2 o'clock
ADMISSION, $1.25, Including Grandstand and Transportation
Ladies Admitted Free except on Saturdays
Races Rain or Shine
ever increasing attendance nn the
club bottle lawns nr tlle large club
hnuse verandahs. In the grandstand
the attendance has hem exceptionally
large, no doobt augmented by the
excellent service which is being supplied this season by the liritish Columbia Electric. Special trains make
the run to the course from thc city
in 25 minutes while the last race
train is back in te.wn before 6 o'clock.
Prom a racing standpoint it would
be  hard  lo  -urpass  tbe  speert  as  wit-
nessed so far at  the    l.ulu    Island
course. Large fields have been llle
eerdcr throughout, but dispiic all this
public choices have almost ween 41)
per  cent,   ol   the  events,  a   wonderful
percentage em any course.
Thai the judge! have- taken a stand
early in the meeting fe.r clean upright
racing was exemplified when tbey disqualified Jewel of Asia after the- latter
had  fouled .\ i t < >  Maid    The former
wa-   a   favorite   too   bin   it   iu.nl,-   no
difference w-ith the officials. This
fact   alone   speaks   volumes   for   the
men who have charge of the racing
end, for in tln-ir hands alone rests
the future e.f the game here. Never
has the racing at Minoru Park been
of the high order as has been  -how n
to date ihis season and the success
of the meeting from a racing stand
point at  least   has  been  assured.
Society has paid homage lo tbe
Spoil of Kings in larger numbers
than ever before and the efforts of
the Association in attempting to
make it a big society feature has
not been in vain.
General Brock School
Division   1
Proficiency, John  Horton; Deportment,   James    Hcnnings;   Regularity
ami    Punctuality,    Maud    Stolliday,
Harry Kay, Ralph Peach.
Division   2
Proficiency, Laura  Barnes; Deportment,   Elsie   Laugh ton;     Regularity
and  Punctuality, Nora Stolliday, Net-
ta Sutherland.
Division   3
Proficiency,   Nina     Dew;     Deportment,   Sydney   Davidson:   Regularity
and   Punctuality,   Janet   Martin,  Joseph   Laughton.
Division 4
Proficiency, Edward Trayling; Deportment, Fred Wright; Regularity
and Punctuality, Mabel Stolliday,
Connie Myth, Pearl Hocking, George
Division 5
Proficiency, Rhea Piquet; Deportment. Edna Williamson; Regularity
and Punctuality, John Vipond, Nina
Grant, Marjorie Harris, Russell Acton.
Division 6
Regularity and Punctuality, Florence Donaldson, John Malcolm, Jerry
Division 7
Proficiency,  Allan   Daniel;  Deportment.   Bertram   Braham;   Regularity
and  Punctuality, John  Dew.
Division   8
Deportment, Willie  Malcolm;  Regularity  and   Punctuality,  George  Anton.
If your   out' for pure enjoyment
(Quite regardless of your looks)
Tired of town and sick of sidewalks
Longing for green trees and brooks.
Tired of style and affectation,
Longing for  the country simple;
Tired of office, tired of house;
Then, go camping up on Grouse.
Take  some  luncheon   and  a  blanket,
Get there as the sun is low;
Watch  it  sink  beyond  the  Narrows,
See  the  glorious  after-glow.
Gilding   o'er   the   rugged   mountains,
Softening peaks so stern and bold,
Making  dark  ravines  seem  darker,
'Gainst their background of dull gold.
Then the stars peep out and twinkle
Here and there, like diamonds bright;
Watching  over   town  and  country,
Guardian spirits of tbe night.
As you  ponder  on  the  wisdom
Of the  One who made it so;
Lo!   around,   the   darkness  deepens
And  you  seek  the  camp  fire's  glow.
With   your    friends   you   watch   the
moon   rise,
Anil the bright stars seem to fade,
As   the   queen   of   night   sails   upward
Changing darkness into shade.
As  thro  fir  and  cedar  branches,
Filter shafts of mellow light;
Never in this world of beauty
Will you sec a grander sight.
'That  tired  feeling's' all  forgotten;
Gone  is  every  business  care;
Worries up there in the mountains
Seem but 'trifles, light as air.'
Hushed   to   sleep   by   whispering   fir
Wakened by  the  noisv Squirrels,
Just in time to sec tbe sun rise,
As another  day unfurls.
Yes, if brain  and muscle's tired,
And a rest you vainly seek;
Don't despair���for rest awaits you
Up on Grouse���beside the creek.
���J.  M.  M.  Q.
131   26th   Avenue.
to thc choir the special soloists will
be Mr. Charles Bgorke. Service
shorl.  music  good, all  welcome.
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The Young People of St. David's
CE. Society had an npen air meeting last Tuesday evening nn Little
Mountain, beside the reservoir. The
young folks met at the church al
7.30 and journeyed together up the
hill. Tin- minister, Rev. J. R. Rob-
ertson, gave a short talk em "Lessons
from tin- Mountains." There were
twenty-five present ami all enjoyed
the meeting very much.
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'file-        Veiling        1111-11     I'I Sl.     DSVld'S
Church held a meeting last Monday
night tee consider the organizing 'ef
an Athletic Association in connection
with  the  Church.    Then-  wa-  a  goeeel
attendance ami much interesi
li was unanimously resolved to organize- ami a committee was appointed t.i make nominations f.er officers.
ll was alsee decided that the lirst matter i'e take up will In- ilu- formation
eef  a   feieitball   club,   and   a   committee
was   appointed   t'e   receive   names   ofl
members, purchase a ball, arrange fe.r j
games, etc Another general meeting will bc held next Monday nighl
at 7.30 o'clock lee further organization. Rev. J. R. Robertson, Minister,
presided over iln- meeting and tin
young people arc taking up the matter enthusiastically,
All officials and friends of the
Municipalities of Greater Vancouver will foregather Saturday
next at the C.P.R. wharf and will
take a special boat, the Princess
Mary, to Ganges Harbor where
the celebration will take the form
of a monster picnic. The affair
will be made an annual event.
Mr. E. N. llawnrlh, manager of
the Hank of Vancouver. Collingwood
East, has just returned with Mrs.
Ilaworth from a fortnight's vacation
on Vancouver Island, where they enjoyed good fishing at Cameron Lake.
Mrs. Ilaworth reports a heavy tourist traffic on the Island at present,
being the result of the many beautiful roads the government are opening up.
Mr.   Linsey   Moving
Linsey, the ji-wcller, whose store
bas been in tin- Square Deal Building,
corner of Twenty-fifth and Main St.,
is moving into a new store specially
designed for him, one door from tlle
corner nf Twenty-fifth Avenue and
Main, on the east side of the street.
The new premises owned by Mr. Harry Walden, have been nicely fitted
up and the change will add to the
brightness of the Twenty-fifth Avenue business district.
Successful  Concert
Under tin- luspiecs .,f tiK-  Young
People's Class of Knox Church, Col-
lingwood Easi. a very successful concert and athletic exhibition was held
in Carleton Hall, on Fridav evening
July 17th, when the following programme  was produced.
Glee, by th,.. Young Men- Class;
Dumb-bell drill, Boys' Club; Solo,
U S. Wood; Mai Exercise*, Hoys''
Club; Solo, Mrs. Le Messurier; Pyramids, Young Men's Club; Solo,
Mr. Jennings; Address, Chairman'
Rev. C. C l;. Pringle; Wand drill,
i.uls Club; Solo, Miss Klsie Reid;
Tumbling,    Visiting     Hoys;     Glee,
"l "ling  Men's Class,
Fancy club swinging by M,-. |!ut_
termore was a feature of the evening, which concluded by the singing
nf the Maple Leaf and God Save the
Mr. Joseph Smith, Athletic Instructor, was director nf ilu- gymnastic
wnrk and showed that In- is master
at tin- arl. Tin- bnys gave a .splendid
showing fm- themselves, proving that
ilu- Instructor's untiring efforts are
The-   hall   was   crowded     and     tin-
pleased   audience   haw   made   many
requests  ihat  il  soon   be  re,  sated,
Service of Song
Al tin- Collingwood East Methodist Church, Kingswa on Sunday evening, lhe service will be in lhe form
eif a service of song under the direction of Miss Ayhitt-Marlyn. Snlns
and anthems will be rendered by the
choir and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert VV.
Hall will also contribute,
New Car Service to Collingwood
The new schedule put into effect
recently by the B.C.E.R. from Pnwell
street direct tn Jnyce Ruad and
Kingsway has been much appreciated
by the citizens nf tlle Collingwood
district. Traffic over the line has increased materially, and the new route
is one of the most interesting nf the
many departments of the system of
the  street  railway  company.
Oil  at  Cedar  Cottage
II. S. Orrell, of Collingwood, is one
of the latest to stake petroleum lands
in South Vancouver. Oil seepages
at Cedar Cottage arc arousing a great
deal of interest and a company for
the development of a property there
i.s iu lhe course of formation.
St. David's Church
St. David's Presbyterian Church,
near corner Bodwell Road and Windsor Street. Rev. J. R. Robertson,
B.D., minister. The Sunday morning
service will he conducted by Mr. Mc-
Iver of Westminster Hall, in the ab-
scence of the pastor, who will conduct
a baptismal service at the Livingstone  Centenary   Church.
At the eveing service Mr. Robertson will continue the series of "Little
Talks on Big Topics," taking for subject "The Home Work."    In addition
Dear Sir���
As I sat in the morning train recently leaving Vancouver, quietly enjoying my morning paper, a lady of
goodly proportions chanced to come
in and sit  beside me.
I could see she was quite busy witb
the contents of a small satchel, and
at last shc ventured to interrupt me
by offering me two or three small
pamphlets of a religious nature, and
at the same, time beginning a conversation something like this:
"The world is getting into a terrible state. Jt is getting worse and
worse all the time. the Lord is
waxing wrath and there'll soon bc a
I ventured the opinion that 1
thought the world was gelling better
rather than worse, and to substantiate
my argument I cited the great reli-
geius sacrifices of the past aim eng
other things which would not be tolerated  in   these  days of advancement.
This only seemed to increase hcr
ardor, and as is best in the case of
a man pitted against a woman in
an argument of that nature, I gave
it up and was quite pleased when shi
left the train at Coquitlam and I was
left alone  ill   peace.
But you will say what has this to
do with parks in South  Vancouver.
Well, there are some events about
to happen which almost make mc a
convert to the aforesaid woman's belief, viz., that the world is getting
worse  rather  than better.
The majority of the people of
South Vancuuver were under the impression that at last we had a fairly
honest council at the head of affairs.
Now they are flabbergasted by the
report that a portion of thc council
at least, induced by outside influences,
from "respectable citizens" too, are
about to purchase 25 acres of laml at
$5000 an acre for park purposes whin
���if advisable to buy land at all for
that purpose���land much more suitable can be had at just half the
The air is saturated with graft.
Even a small paving contract cannot
be dealt with in an open, off-handed
manner. Is il any wonder people
think t'hc world is getting worse;'
W'ill someone in authority come
out ond deny these rumours?
For God's sake, councillors, be
square! What with Bowser throttling us and such things as this continually happening, is it any wonder
the most optimistic arc beginning to
feel blue  in  Snuth  Vancouver?
8324  Main  Street.
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The postal authorities are placing
new letter boxes around the municipality, which will be a great convenience to the general public and something that has been long looked  for.
Mr.    Bursill    Returns    From    Upper
Country   Excursion
Mr. J. Francis llursill has returned
to  the   Institute,  Collingwood   East,
after a lengthly tour of the Upper
Country, made in company with Mr.
Walter Moberley, the veteran British
Columbia explorer.
 ci   SSI   | .	
A Chain ol  Accidents
An epidemic of broken limbs
seems to have struck the children of
the 44(H) block John Street. Last
week the little seen of Mr. A. E.
Chamberlain fell while at play, severely cutting his knee, necessitating
the putting iu of five stitches. On
the 14th the 6 year old son of Mr.
Logan, a new comer to the district.
tumbled off a swing and fractured
his arm. Following this Master William Wilhers slipped off a verandah
and dislocated his shoulder. To finish
up the week. Master Wallace Overton, a bright lad of 5 years, fell upon
a pile of blocks and broke his arm
in two places at the elbow. Various
reasons have been given for this series of accidents, one resident attributing it to the municipality's new
dust paving, which is being laid on
the sired, choking thc lungs of the
youngsters and making them top
_ Mrs. Maurice Horton and daughter
Edjth, of 79, Thirty-second Avenue
East, have returned home after an enjoyable three months spent in the Old
Country. While away Mrs. Horton
visited friends and relatives at Hastings, England.
Hatt Off te Boys and Girls
(Continued from page 1)
Myrtle A. Batcheler 629, Eva M. Bc-
ilockway 627, Reta G. Ashwood 614,
Dorothy K. Carruthers 613, W. Leslie McAllister 601, Hazel E. Sharp
593, Lilian C. F.stey 590, Mae Champion 588, Beatrice Walton 587, Bcr-
nicc M. White 575, E. Harelda Hayden 570, Edith Pakcman 567, Francis T. Fitch 565, J. Olaf Kirk 563,
William A. Burgess 560, Mervyn T.
Harrison 555.
Norquay ��� Number of candidates
7, pased 4; Kathleen Sweetnam
604, Louisa U. Clarke 603, Emily S.
Squire 584, Ada L. RoDinson 566.
Lord Selkirk, division 1.���Number
of candidates 19, passed 18; Nettie E.
Cambie 721, Amada J. HUaiu 683,
Jcannie R, Smith 681, Percival F.
Hodgson 670, Mary E Higham 669,
Percy E. O'Neill 637, Jean T. Carick
634. Margaret J. Peters 633, James R.
Hodgson 622. Albert Bennett 604, Isabel E. Crowe 595, Louise A. Blain
593. Joan Alves 590, Donald R. Terry
587, James Reid 561, Arthur G.
Brotberton 560, James R. Gray 551,
Alice M. Dagnall 550.
Lord Selkirk, division 2���Number
of candidates 11, passed 9; Eleanor
R. Cowper 633, May Babcock 625,
Ray E. Larscn 616, Marvin H. Birkin-
shaw 599, Ernest G. Stevens 594. Stan-
Icy 11. Hewitt 562, William T. Unwin
579, Jane M. Geekie 568, Frederick
Sangster  560.
Tecumseh.���Number of candidates,
13, passed 5; Sydney Y. Davies 680,
W. C. Elmer Harrison 618, David
MacKinnon 582, Marjory A. Couper
566. Jeanuii-  Peebles 566.
Sir William Van Home.���Number
of candidates 8, passed 7; Victoria
Herman 718. Johanna S. Gislason 618,
Gordon {Teuton 615, William A.
Shaver 585, Kathleen M. Morrison
565, Maurgerite J. Layley 561, Margaret   P.   McClymont   550.
General Wolfe.���Number of candidates 20. passed 19; Jean H. Sutherland 709, E. Fraklin Shoove 681,
Olive F, Webb 678, Isabel Moore 669,
Irene D. Barry 651, George Stephen
648, Redvers H. Scales 635, Ada C.
Cameron 627. Murray P. Miller, Harry It. Schoeficld 622. Edward Richardson 618, Cecil H. Hearns 613.
Leishman J. McQuarrie 589, Russell
T. J. tones 578. Marsh S. Davidson
575, Frank Taylor 574, Thomas E.
Hughes 573. M. Glcnrae Crocker 568,
Annie S. Frederickson 553.


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