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The Greater Vancouver Chinook Jul 20, 1912

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Vol. I, Xo. 10
Price 5 Cents
Hon. Frank Cochrane Visits
North Arm of the Fraser River
Dominion Cabinet Minister Greatly Impressed with Proposed
Harbor and Dock Improvements in South Vancouver
On Thursday afternoon the Hon.
Frank Cochrane, with Mr. 11. H.
Stevens, M.P., and representatives of
the local Municipal Councils and the
Hoard of Trade, visited the scene of
tlie proposed docks and harbor on the
North Ann of thc Fraser Kiver. The
future of the North Arm is looked
forward to with a good deal of optimism, and although the Minister of
Railways and Canals was here on
pleasure bent his visit to the Fraser
is full of significance.   It is stated that
thc Government will give   financial
help to the scheme, and it has become
a very live question throughout the
Docks Commission for North Arm
During the past few weeks there has
been a great deal of discussion on the
question of a Docks Commission for
the North Arm, and some particulars
of a private meeting of the Hoard of
Trade were reported, but so far the
real facls have not been published.
From inside information obtained we
are in a position to place these facts
before our readers. In the first place,
thc Hoard of Trade had certain information which had been received
from the Fraser River Development
Committee, anil a sub-committee was
appointed from that body to attend a
meeting of delegates at Eburne from
the other Hoards of Trade and the
Councils. At this meeting certain information was given by H. II. Stevens,
M.P., and Mr. Taylor, M.P., which
was considered of so important a na
ture that a full meeting of thc committee was called, at which the Council, as head of ihe municipality,  was
asked to considei  the information referred to.    It was no secret meeting,
but those present tnought it would be
as   well   to   discuss   lhe   matter   with
closed doors until a subsequent meeting had been  held by the Hoard    of
Trade,  and  so  that  they  might   take
joint action with the Council.    It was
also felt that it would bc a breach of
confidence with the members of Parliament to allow the Government intentions   lo  leak  out  until   they  were
'ready.    On  Wednesday another  Gov
[ em ment official, with  Mr.  Hodgson,
i chairman of the Hoard 'if Trade, and
! the chairman  of the committee  went
j up thc North Arm in a motor launch
to  ascertain  its  possibilities.
Now, Mr. Monk, Minister of Public
Works,  is  hurrying  to  the  Coast   lo
ascertain at lirst hand all data and all
I possible information, and it is pretty
clear that he intends making a special
; study   of   South   Vancouver   and   its
wonderful   possibilities.     It   is   hoped
lhe  ratepayers  will rise to the occasion  and   urge   upon   lhe   Council   to
I take decisive steps in a matter so all-
important,    Increased business in  thc
municipality  adils   lo   lhe    value    of
i every  lot.    Let  each  one  do  his  ut-
��� most to assist the Council in the furtherance   of   some   scheme   of   Dock
Commission.     If  the opportunity    is
allowed to slip now, it may never oc-
j cur again.
South Vancouver Pass 76 Out of 104
The results of the Urban High
School entrance examinations were
announced by the Department of Education on Wednesday.
There is a very satisfactory improvement in Vancouver, Last year,
out of 597 who wrote the examinations in Vancouver, 351 passed, or a
percentage of approximately 89. This
year the percentage is increased to
South   Vancouver   Centre
Brock���Number of candidates 14;
passed 9. Eunice M. Scott 720, Colin
Robertson 702, Clarence Warwick
666, Ralph Cameron 622, Douglas Irvine 620, Harold T. H. Darkness 595,
Mabel Kay 572, Frank Harvey 563,
George Scott 551.
Carleton���Number of candidates
10; passed 9. Annie Watson 705,
Ruth Smith 696, Joan Ford 685,
Louise Elliott 624, Ethel Black 608,
Thomas Morgan 606, Douglas Tod-
rick 598, Mary Morgan 593, Earl Sa-
ger 575.
Moberley���Number of candidates
11; passed 11. Christina M. Hunter
714, Mabel Bowden 712, Stanley R.
Yates 685, J. Gordon Inglis 653. Wendell T. Grimmett 624, Eva Robinson
'���15,- Charles J. Fitch 597, Edith A
Phillips 563, Myrtle I. MacLeod 558,
Thora K. 1, Tborreson 552, Isabella S.
Gibson 550,
Mackenzie���Number of candidates
18; passed 15. Percy F. James 688,
Robert M. McLuckie 662, X. Leslie
Kirk 651, J. Ernest Walker 046, Marine F. Dunn 640, Dorothy C. Darra-
��� lough 638, Mabel 1. Hawthorne 629,
Rusiell Hawthorne 624, Gladys
Spearling 616, Olive I,. Batchelor 615,
'larold While 584, William II. Draper
82, E, Grace Arkell 578, Mary Arni-
"ii 570, George Conover 55(1.
Selkirk (Div. 1)���Number of candidates 22; passed IS. Rose I VVhclan
749, Dorothy Hedford 611, Evelyn A.
Robinson 603, Gladys A. Blckley 602,
Marry R. Pretty 602, Katherinc M.
I'aris 599, George Robertson 589, Isabella M. McKwan 578, Margaret II.
Williamson 574, Ada H. Barnwell 572,
Marjorie Copping 572, Jessie M. Mcleod 572, Lame H, Stephens 558,
Muriel A. Barnwell 556, Adelaide A.
Donaldson 553,
Selkirk (Div. 2)���Number of candidates 7, passed 6. Marion F. Hard-
wick 592, Norah Knowles 583, Jean
R. Hardwick 573, Frances E. Fiddcs
555. Edith C. M. Jackson 551, James
II. Crcighton 550.
Wolfe���Number of candidates 12;
passed 10. Ethel G. Mathers 601,
Charles D. Smith 595, Matthew Simpson 594, Wm. Harold Hunter 593,
Wesley O. Harper 590, Edith M. For-
sythe 584, Murdo McDonald 583, Ed-
wina A. Boak 581, Isabel Simpson 574,
Sifton A.  Miller 550.
West Burnaby���Number of candidates 8; passed 1. Henry H. Banks
South Vancouver entered 104 and
passed 76.
In ideal weather for the occasion,
a most successful garden party in
connection with the above Church,
situated on Janes Road, was held in
Mr. J. M. Fox's grounds, Victoria
Heights, on Wednesday last, about 500
people thoroughly enjoying themselves.
The main object of thc social gathering was to raise funds to be devoted
to the finishing of the interior of the
Church. It is only some seven months
ago since thc exterior was finished,
when the building was handed over to
the trustees. The arrangements were
in the hands of the Women's Auxiliary of thc St. Thomas Church of
England, assisted by lhe Church Committee. A sum approximating $100
was realized, which will be used mainly for the purpose stated above During the afternoon a baby competition
was held, Mrs. Waddicor's child being adjudged the winner for babies
under 12 months old, and Mrs. Mc-
Call's baby taking lhe prize for those
over 12 and under 18 months. The
wife of thc Rev. G. H. Wilson filled
the onerous position of judging which
was the most healthy looking and
bonniest baby.
A scries of races took place during
the afternoon and evening, the results
being ; Flat race, won by Mr. V. Taylor; three-legged race, Messrs Cheshire and Bidwell; needle and thread
contest, Mr. Bean; sack race, Mr.
Bedeau; ladies' race (single). Miss E.
Cheshire; ladies' race (married), Mrs.
Fraser. Besides lhe above, there was
a guessing contest, organized by the
Choir, lhe prize (a cushion) being won
by .Maslcr R. Lainey. This latter resulted   in   about   $12   being   added   lo
the proceeds,
Supper was served from 5 till 7.30
p.m., and later, refreshments, i<msi^t
ing of ice cream, soft drinks, etc., were
disposed of al a number id' attractive
To add lo the success of lhe parly
lhe South Vancouver Hand were in attendance, and gave selections of
music, which were much appreciated.
Altogether the affair was most successful.
Death Closes Last Chapter
in Almost Forgotten Crime
Thrilling Story of How a Family of Six Was Wiped Out-
Lone Survivor in South Vancouver Passes Away
A sketch of the Councillor appears on  Page Two
The importance of an excellent
pavement in enhancing property
values along a thoroughfare and developing a neighborhood is now fully
recognized. This is why the Westminster Road Improvement Association
has been so active in the matter of
paving the Westminster Road
from the boundary of South Vancouver to the boundary of Burnaby, Because this is a main thoroughfare between Vancouver and New Westminster, the members of the association
feel that the best possible pavement
is highly desirable here, not only in
the interest of the property holders,
but also iu the interest of South Vancouver, Burnaby, Vancouver, and New
Various forms of asphalt pavement
have been considered. Thc aim is to
obtain one that will provide a perfectly   smooth,   non-slippery   surface
I for automobiles and hor-es. thai will
be noiseless, dustless, easily drained
; and cleaned, and will be economical
I because of endurance, that will ob-
I viate the necessity of the more or less
! constant repairs which are so expen-
i sive a nuisance on some streets.
Those   who  have given   th"  cli Best
] attention  to the paving of  Westminster Road have been greatly impress-
led   with   the   pavement   on   Granville
I Street   extending   from   Shaughnessy
Heights to Eburne, and with  that of
; Georgia Street from Burrard Street to
Stanley  I'ark.     The Granville    Street
stretch has become very popular with
I automobilists,   because   of   the   superiority   of  the  pavement,  and   Georgia
! Street   arouses     the     admiration     of
everybody  who looks along its beautiful, clean  sweep of pavement.
Mr. K. Bramall and family have
just arrived in South Vancouver and
taken up iheir residence at 4512 John
Tendency Towards Cheaper Rents in
South Vancouver
Wasting Water Case
An interesting case will come be-
lore Police Magistrate McArthur to-
day (Saturday), when Capt. Smith,
"f the Cedar Cottage Fire Hall, will
appear on a charge of wasting water.
I'he captain is said to have washed
down the fire hall with a hose. The
information was laid by Water Superintendent Mullett.
The South Vancouver branch of thc
Victorian Order of Nurses, which is
doing an excellent work in thc municipality, are about to establish themselves in a new home situated near
the Municipal Hall at 47th and
Fraser. It will be remembered that
a month ago the Municipal Council
donated $500 to assist the nurses in
their work, and of this $250 has been
received. Mrs. Dickie, 226 19th Avenue West, one of the most ardent
workers, informs us that thc nurses
are anxious to furnisji the home, as
far as possible, without encroaching
upon the money donated by the Council, and appeals through our columns
for help in this direction. Donations
in money or articles of furniture will
be much appreciated. Thc co-operation of ladies in South Vancouver is
respectfully solicited. When the
home is opened, a reception will be
held, but the date is not yet fixed.
Full particulars will be given in next
week's issue of this paper.
For this relief much thanks! The
blasting operations in the neighborhood of the Municipal Hall are over.
The home of every working-man
is his castle, no matter whether he
owns the house in which he lives, or
pays a rent for it. The question of
rent is always a matter for serious
consideration, especially when there
is little to earn and many to keep. (If
the thousands who come to Vancouver yearly, ninety per cent. ask,
"Where are the houses at lowest
rents?" and they migrate to whatever
district that may happen to be. It is
always advantageous, from an econo
inical point of view, lo improve the
homes of lhe working classes, and
lhe only method of real reform in
housing which has yet been suggested is by
"Lifting from the Top."
At lhe present time it is hardly possible   to   ItOUSe   the   very   p est   on
spacious lines. It is possible, how
ever, to provide first-class houses and
Surroundings for the man earning his
regular wage per week, and if this is
done he will always leave his present
dwelling for a heller, and Ihe man below cau step up and take his place,
provided always Ihe rent is reasonable and within his means. So thai
any tendency towards cheaper rents
should be welcomed, because it improves things all round. By this
means, too, the very worst housing
will die a natural death. It is clear,
also, that good housing accommodation improves the ideals of the tenants, and what once satisfied is not
now good enough for the educated occupier. This higher ideal stimulates a
man to improve his material well-
being, and a stimulant of this character is a great preventive of unemployment. Here again we come back
to the question  of rent.
What Are the Real Facts?
In an interesting chat with Mr. D.
S. Rashleigh, manager of the People's
Trust Limited, Fraser Avenue, some
interesting facts in regard to rents in
the municipality were elicited. The
People's Trust Limited is a big concern which does a vast business in
house letting and rent collections.
The first or main point is that the experience of this firm shows there is a
tendency on the part of owners to accept a lower rent for their houses
than formerly���say two or three years
ago, when it was considered by many
that rents were a little high. As a
matter of fact, when rents wcre at
their highest in South Vancouver,
they were thirty per cent, lower than
thc rent charged for similar dwellings in  Winnipeg or    Calgary,    "Of
'course," said Mr. Rashleigh, "in taking a house in a suburb like South
Vancouver there are other things to
be taken into consideration, such as
light, ear lares am! telephone." In
regard to ear Fares, ihrough the en
terprise of ihe it. C. Electric Company, anyone living in a suburb can
purchase a settler's ticket and gel to
the City for a live cent fare. The
electric light charges are six cents
per unit higher than lhe City, bin
this also is a matter lhat will righl
itsell as ihe population increases u d
ihe demand for ihe current is greater.
,   The  Greatest Deterrent to  Letting
line  of  lhe   greal, si   deterrents   lo
letting at reasonable rents is ihe fact
[ that   owners  will   nol     grain     leases
Some   day    they   will   awake   lo   tin
fact  thai  ii  would  pay  them  bettei
to lease lo a g I tenant than to keep
their houses empty awaiting buy rs
Every week a house is untenanted a
certain amount of deterioration i- go
ing on. It is the constant dripping
that wears away the stone, and a eon
siderable sum has often to be expend
ed in renovation which might have
been avoided if a lease had been
.granted. The explanation for iliis i-
that everybody is anxious to sell, and
it can scarcely be expected that tenants will rent without any security of
(enure. In a case like this the law of
compensation docs not apply. A
house may be rented; a purchaser
comes along who wants possession,
and the occupier, at thc end of a week.
or a month, as the case may bc, has
to literally
Take Up His Bed and Walk
This, then, is one explanation of the
tendency to lower rents wdiich undoubtedly exists at the present time.
It is not competition from apartment houses, because there are not a
sufficient number in thc municipality
to be taken seriously into account. Of
course, everybody wdio knows anything is aware that the progress in
building in South Vancouver of recent years has been phenomenal, and
this may explain wdiy rents are lower.
Whatever the causes, the fact remains
that the lower the rents the more
likely are the people to take up their
residence in that particular district,
provided, of course, the houses are
attractive and convenient.
Mr. Rashleigh expressed the opinion
that there are thousands of people in
the Old Country who would gladly
come to Vancouver had they the
means to do so, and added that it
would be well if some more effective
means could be devised to assist them.
Last week there was taken from her
home on the corner of John and 30th
Avenue, Mary MeArlhur, wife of
Harry Gadsden, and niece of Magi-
trate McArthur. Sin- was borne lo
her last resting-place in Mountain
View Cemetery. The passing away ol
Mrs. Gadsden recalls one ol the
greatest tragedies thai ever occurred in the North wesl Territory, as
-In was the only uninjured member of
lhe family when her father and
mother and four sisters and brothers
were murdered at Welwyn, X -W 'I'.,
in June 1900, by John Morrison, who
w.i- afterwards hanged lor lhe crime.
'I'he six members of ihe family were
Inn ied in lhe one grave on June II,
1900, Three others injured recovered,
and these, with Maggie, who was
uninjured, were the only four mem
her-  left.
Mabel, who "as only (> years of
age at lhe lime, lost her speech en
tirely. lint one day, while at play, it
-ml.iVnly came back to lur. Henry,
a boy of 14, who attends Mountain
View School, was placed by ihe judge
under the guardianship of Magistrate
MeArlhur, but was brought up with
hi- sister Maggie. Ile will now
make his home at Cedar Collage with
Mr.   MeArlhur.
When Morrison, the murderer, took
the little fellow from his bed. it is
supposed he held him by the hair and
smashed in lhe back of his head almost to a pulp. Xo one for a moment
dreamt that Henry would recover, bin
today he is as bright a little boy as
any. Morrison struck the other boy
a glancing blow with an axe. but il
seemed to leave only a small indenture at the back of the ear. Ile was
never able Io speak on account of ihe
effects of the blow, and he is at present an inmate of a sanitorium.
There were more than 250 teams
at lhe funeral, and many of lhe business places were closed in Moosornin
when the funeral took place. The
coffins were laid out side by side in
one large grave, and thc Moosornin
ladies decorated the coffins with
Rowers and trimmed the graves with
boughs. Maggie, along wilh an uncle
from Winnipeg, attended the funeral.
Magistrate McArthur. who was living
in Xew Westminster, received a telegram on the Saturday night, and left
on the Sunday morning, but did nol
reach Moosornin till the day afler the
funeral. Thc grave had been draped
ii, white, and was kept open waiting
hi- arrival. Maggie rami to meet
him, and even then she appeared ut
terly dazed, not having recovered from
the first effects of ilu  shock.
The motive that led Morrison to
commit the crime will never be known.
Mr was one of Dr. Barnardo's boys,
and had made his home with lhe Mc
\tthnr family. He had left them a
few year- previously, but had always
made hi- home with them when out
of employment, as he looked upon
Mrs McArthur a- a mother. At the
lime he committed the crime he had
returned to the family about threi
months previously, and was employ
ed on work around the farm tin the
fatal afternoon he had be< n out pi y
ing wilh the boys at football, returning after tin- family had gi mi io bed
He lit a lamp, and taking an axe with
him. went into the room where Mi
Me \rthur ami Russi 11. one oi the
boy-. " ci < ||i i ping, v. I ill in a Ind
opposite wen- Mrs Mc \rihur an,] a
babj a few weeks old. I '. nt v '���
being   between   the   two   lied-       I'    i-
suppos d   thai   In-  killed   Mi    Me \\
Ihur jii-t a- he woke up; then he kill
ed Russell Mi- Mi Arthur musl
have witness,.,i this \- her wounds
wc'-, ii.it -o serious, il i- thought that
her death was due to the terrible
He afterwards wen! to lhe other
bedroom and killed lhe others. It i-
thoughl be intended to -hoot Maggie,
as he presented something bright at
her. Next day a loaded revolver was
found in a room with the cartridge
jammed. Ile then went to the base
ment of the house, picked up a shot
gun, and fired the contents of this
into his side. However, the doctors
extracted one of his ribs, and he re
covered so far as to allow thc law to
vindicate  itself by  hanging  him.
The Presbyterian minister who
often  called at  the  McArthurs when
visiting iln- district, visited Morrison
in gaol to ascertain what his in.,live
was, bul Morrison remained sullen
and sibiii, ||c- seemed to have no regret for the crime until it was mentioned that Mrs. McArthur was dead;
then tear- came into his eye-. Specialists were sent from Ottawa to examine him a- to his sanity. Due of
them pronounced him to be a degenerate  of  the   worst   type
Prior to his execution lie made a
rambling statement to a member of
the Salvation Army, and gave him an
envelope, bin what was in tin- envelope  was  never  divulged.
Magistrate McArthur and his
brother commenced business under
tin tub- of MeArlhur Bros., as bricklayers and plasterers, when th. y
aged 19 and 15 year- respectively. J.
C. being the older, was tin- lenior
partner of tin- youthful combination.
The partnership continued for many
yi ai - -m faei. till Mr. McArthur
came to British Columbia. The post
office and farm where the crime was
committed were purchased from the
The broth,-rs not being busy, one
winter Alexander homesteaded 360
acres. During the winter he hauled
"in lumber and built a home, making
it a stopping house [,, thi- he was
fairly successful He wrote t,, J, c,
who also homesteaded a piece ot
ground a- mar his brother as lie
could, bin ihrough a letter going
wrong in ihe mail he did not purchase the pie,,- his brother wanted
him to, bin on the advice of an agent
took a piece some 15 miles farther on.
J. C. sent word to a carpenter to -��� ���
a house for him. which he did. so one
night, aboul midnight, he arrived with
In- teams and family at his new
home. In ihe morning he discovered
that his ground was useless, bring
cut off with ravines, slough-, etc.
Hi- young brother had by now developed more trade than he cared for,
and, as he was yet unmarried, he offered .1. C, his home to live on, as by
this time two stages were stopping
at the place, and often as many a- 25
-at down to dinner���rather a large
number for a young bachelor to
Magistrate Mi Arthur lived there for
a number of years, till his brother
married. In the sum- room when- his
brother was murdered. Magistrate
McArthur's youngest s.u Welwyn
was born. The boy was named after
thc post office tin- McArthurs ran in
connection   with   lhe  place.
The parir.i r.-:up m tiu brothers wa;
dissolved when .1. C earn, to liritish
Columbia When hi received tbe
news of the fat- -hai had bi fallen his
brother, he wa- al a political meeting
in Xew Westminster il,- was under
the impression for a time that the
[truly had been murdi red by Indians,
as the telegram only said the) had
been murdered Henry now too', up
his abode with hi- uncle, w I;-, at the
lime was appointed by 'In- : - Ig as
!<������ I. gal guardian, w hile an.
In othi r. w ho was then living in \\ in-
. wi - appointed administral u of
Mr-  i Sadsdcn, w if.- of a pi inter w ith
the Thomson    Stationery    Company,
was  married  about  thn i   j i ara  agi >,
' ild .bed nol long She
musl  alv ays  ha\ e  suf) ft   m  tho
i ived.    li is difficult to realizi   l rror and tct
the young girl suffered through I
tcrribl                     she  I. y  stricken  in
thai house of hornirs
When the ni v. - ��., - publish'
following day. people in the district
could scared] i 11dil il They flocked
in from every quart i to Bee if they
could render any assistance to the sui -
vivors of the family.
Many w ill  ret: i     : ling of the
crime al the time, and what a revulsion of feeling it caused towards the
Bamardo boys! However, ibis lias
now worn away, as since then they
have been more careful in their selection.
We believe that outside of his own
circle of friends few in Vancouver
knew that Magistrate McArthur was
the brother of the head of this ill-
fated family. It was only on the
death of his niece that he revealed the
facts to the writer.
Many important matters were to
have been discussed by the School
Board on Wednesday evening, but at
the last moment the meeting -was
postponed, owing to the fact that
Trustee McArthur could not be present. It was expected a clerk of
works would have been appointed for
the new schools. Originally there wcre
over one hundred applicants, but
these were thinned down to half a
dozen. These were not notified ot
any alteration in the date of the
meeting, and they were present on
Wednesday evening. The following
are the names of those selected for
interview : J. H. Self, Horace Vinall,
George  Wilson,   R.   P.   Purdie,  F.  J.
Howard anil Xcill M. Adam. Another
important piece of business was to
discuss the report to be made to the
Board by Secretary Kirkland and a
trustee, who have completed an inspection of thc various schools.
Quite a number of Collingwood lots
were disposed of by Mr. A. M. Beat-
tie at thc sale in Pender Hall on
Tuesday afternoon. Thc inside lots
brought from $600 to $750, while the
corners went at from $1000 to $1500.
Mr. Beattie's subdivision is one of
the most desirable in South Vancouver, thc lots being located in Collingwood Heights, close to Carleton
School and Westminster Road, where
the permanent paving of the thoroughfare is expected to be completed
within  the  very near  future. r1
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The Summer Season of Racing is now under way
Special trains leave over B. C. Electric double-
track system from Granville Station at 12.30, 1
o'clock, 1.30 and 2 o'clock.
Seven Running Races Daily
Over 400 of the best horses ever brought to
British Columbia to be seen under silk.
Admisson including Round Trip Tram Tickets $1.25
Mr. JOHN THIRD, Councillor for Ward IV
Fly time is coming. Get ready for your Screen Doors,
all sizes, from $1.25 to $2.50 each, and Hinges and all
Screen Windows, 15c to 60c, all sizes.
Screen Wire, to repair your old Doors and Screens, in
all widths.
Martin-Senour's 100 per cent, pure Mixed Paint, in ,40
different colors, that will never fade.
International Stains and Varnishes
Corner Fraser and Ferris Road
T. and S. G. FOX, Props.       W. H. IRVING, Mgr.
The Last Chance   OA   AfPI?   Block   in    South
to  Acquire a      faiU"/\x*IVEi Vancouver
Already Subdivided into 129 Lots
Act quickly.   $2,000 per acre.   J4 cash, balance 1, 2, and 3 years
Goddard & Son
Cedar Cottage Pioneer Agents     (Office at  Station)
City     "Auction Mart," 123 Pender West
NOTE :   No particulars will be given over the telephone
Manufacturers of
Exceptionally Low Prices on Stock Sizes
We carry a Complete Line of all Stock Sizes
All Material Guaranteed No. 1
Estimates Furnished
Phone : Sey. 2057
The genial Councillor of Ward IV
is a Scotch-Canadian. His forefathers
originally hailed from Porterhcad, in
Scotland. Councillor Third is typical
of the farming and fishing class met
beyond Aberdeen. These people are
descendants of thc hardy Norsemen
who at one time overran Scotland.
It was at this period that Scotland
adopted the Thistle as an emblem.
The Danes were about to attack a
Scottish camp. Walking along in the
darkness, one of the Danes trod upon
a thistle. In his agony he screamed
out, which awoke thc Scotch, who
soon put thc Danes to flight. Since
then the Thistle has always been near
and dear to thc Scotsman's heart;
"Touch not with impunity."
Councillor Third is now serving his
fourth term as Councillor for Ward IV.
Last election thc citizens showed their
confidence by returning him by acclamation.
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Councillor Third first located as a
��� business man at 16th Avenue about
' six years ago, and commenced busi-
! ness under the firm of Third and Kav-
anagh.   At this time there were very
few, if any, business blocks at  16th,
1 so Councillor Third built one of the
j earliest  ones   there.     Later   on   the
' Councillor,  having  sold  his  business
j to his partner, erected some stores at
25th  Avenue.    He  commenced  business  there  under  the  title  of  Third
and  Dodds.    For  years,  if    anyone
; came out as far  as 25th  they were
sure to see the happy, smiling face of
John.  Those wcre the days when real
I estate  could bc sold like hot cakes;
'��� when a man could buy a lot for a few
dollars and be sure of selling again
I in a short time at a fair profit.
Councillor Third has given ungrudgingly of his time to municipal matters.
At all times the improvement and development of Ward IV have been his
first consideration. Any ratepayer
who had any grievance was always
sure of getting a patient hearing from
the Councillor. John always sent
them away satisfied, even if he disagreed with them. He has the happy
knack of clothing his arguments much
as a sugar pill is coated.
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Councillor Third has always been a
strong   annexationist.      During    the
fight last year he was always in  the
forefront.   Wc believe his views have
not  altered;  he  sees  the  day  when
there  will  bc  a   Greater  Vancouver
City, but, like many others, he thinks
the difficulties which annexation has
to surmount are so great that it will
be years before they can be overcome.
In    the    meantime     thc     Municipal
Clauses  Act  has become  so burdensome that some way must bc found
j for   overcoming   it,   and     how     can
I that bc better accomplished than by
i incorporation.    Incorporation  is    no
i hindrance to annexation, if thc people
desire it, but rather a help.
Thc Councillor is very proud of the
Ward he represents. He thinks that
it is the most progressive Ward in
the municipality. In and out of season he has worked for what he considered the best interests of thc Ward.
That he has given satisfaction is
shown by his tenure of office and want
of opposition at the last election. He
is at present Father of the Council,
and long may he continue so. Naturally he feels very sore over the defeat of his sewerage scheme, but he
should not take this to heart. It was
not defeated on its merits. Those
who were in favor of sewers were so
confident that the bylaw would be
passed that they did not take the
trouble to go to vote, whilst the opponents of sewers left no stone unturned to cast every vote they could.
Wc are confident that if the same bylaw was to be put before the people
next week, it would be passed with
such a majority that it would surprise
those who arc glorying in their snatch
Many and diversified were the
reasons given by those who voted
against this bylaw. The bylaw was put
forward in the best interests of health
and sanitation, and for the sake of our
citizens we hope the objectors will not
have cause to regret their vote before another sewer bylaw can come
before the people.
Our sympathies are with the Councillor.    It was an unfriendly act to a
man  who has striven  to give of his \
best, who has always placed the best
interest! of South  Vancouver to the j
forefront, who has given ungrudgingly
of his time to his own personal loss.
His  friends in  Ward  IV will appre-1
ciate him all the more for the set-back !
he has got to his scheme; they know |
his   Scotch   dourness  wilt  not  allow I
him to say that he is beaten, and when j
he does come back with it, you may
rest assured you will then see it passed with an overwhelming majority.
* *    ���
Since the foregoing was written we
have learned many fresh facts regarding thc Councillor. He held a very important  position  with   Massey-1 [arris
Implement Company, Edmonton, Alberta,   before  coming  to  Vancouver.
He was also in business for himself.
Hut during the year 1896 business was
in such a bad way that no one who I
had a dollar would part with it.    The j
Councillor had an overdraft wilh the
bank   for  about  $1500,  and  although i
they held security for at least $10,000,,
they closed down on him.   One of the j
greatest   surprises   which   that   bank [
manager  ever  received    was    when, j
some years later, Mr. Third returned >
and wiped thc debt off.
He was really thc first lo build the |
business block at 16th Avenue and
Main Street. When he did so the
people said he was frazy. He tells
rather a good story of how he became
possessed of his two lots at 25th and
Main. When he came first to see
Vancouver and invest some money in
it, he bought thc lots he has at present on 16th, also a double corner in
Kitsilano, another corner in Grand-
view, and several other lots.
* *    *
The night previous  to  his leaving
Vancouver,     the     rcal-cstatc     agent
phoned him up at the hotel, asking if
he   would   not   purchase  some   more.
He replied that he had completed his
buying,  but  that if  the agent  would
let him know the cheapest he had on
a  carline,  where  the  party  held  thc
titles, so that they could be examined
before the Councillor, left thc city, he
would  consider  it.    So  the  two  lots
I at 25th  Avenue were put up to  him
I for $600.    He purchased these on the
'understanding that he was to be satisfied with  them when he saw  them.
In the following year, when he came
back to Vancouver and saw the two
lots he had paid $600 for, he vowed
that never again would bc "buy a pig
in a poke," as he termed it.
However, he determined to stick
to them. After-events have proved
how wise he was. Today they are
worth at least $25,000. That the
Councillor makes a good landlord is
borne out by his tenants. Three of
his original ones are still on his property at 25th Avenue. He was the.
first to propose that Westminster
Avenue should be named Main Street.
If we recollect aright, it was at a
meeting of Ward iV Ratepayers' Association that he first mentioned it.
At first it was not taken up very enthusiastically, but afterwards people
began to think it over, and within a
short time it was adopted. Afterwards they got the city to do the
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The Councillor's eldest boy is Sergeant and paymaster to the Vancouver Cadets, who arc just now on their
way to Australia. On the return from
his trip the Councillor intends to send
his son to thc University to complete
his education for thc Law. The boy
is already showing marked powers at
mimicry and recitations, etc. Like the
other Councillors, Mr. Third is a Freemason. His mother-lodge is in Alberta. As soon as a Lodge is formed at
25th Avenue he will take his demit
and affiliate to the new one.
Deposit $500 and move today to the new cosy and attractive
5-room Bungalow at 52nd and Fraser Avenues. Large and
airy rooms, Entrance Hall, Living Room with Portal Wall
Bed, Built-in Buffet, Built-in Bookcase, Tile Fireplace and
Glased Brick Mantel; two bedrooms. Panelled '.vails and
beamed ceilings. $3,800, and we give you four years to pay.
Phone us for an appointment and look this over.
Bungalow Finance & Building Co. Ltd.
Phones : Seymour 3204-5-6 Pacific Bldg. 416 Howe St.
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
Phone: Fairmont 218
4215 Main Street, City Heights, South Vancouver, B. C.
Reeve Kerr states that he has definite
information that in a very short time
work of extension will begin on the
Victoria and River Road by the B. C.
Electric  Railway  Company.
* *    *
The firemen connected with No. 4 i
Fire Hall have arranged an outing to J
Sechelt tomorrow (Sunday) and Fire i
Chief Wand has arranged for a vol-1
untecr corps to take their places and ;
safeguard Ward IV while the men;
arc away.
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It has been arranged to take a re- i
1 ligious census of all denominations in
\ South Vancouver in August, from 18th
| to 42nd Avenues, and from Fraser to
| Heather.    The  result will be  looked
| forward to with interest, and will be
published in these columns.
��    *   ��
The building permits issued during
thc week ended Wednesday last numbered forty-seven, and call for buildings of a total value of $76,999.    Of
these, the largest is an addition to the
General  Wolfe  School,  estimated  to
cost  $35,649;   and  another    item    of
$6,000  is  for   stores  and  apartment
house at  thc  corner  of    Joyce    and
Vanness Roads, for Mr. C.    T.    De
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The final day, Tuesday last, for receiving the rebate on the payment of
water rates resulted in the collection
by the department of $3,000. Between 75 and 80 per cent, of the whole
amount has now come in, and the results have been highly satisfactory,
about double the amount having been
collected this year than during the
corresponding period last year.
��    *   ��
Fraser Street Improvement Association held a special meeting on
Thursday   evening,   when   the   secre
tary's report was submitted. The report dealt with the widening of South
Vancouver's main artery from Forty-
third Avenue to River Road. Sigant's
slorc and Baiwell'l have been moved
back on the new street line, and fully
75 per cent, of the property owners
have signed the deeds.
*   *   ��
Quite a number of bear stories are
going the rounds in the municipality.
A young man residing in thc neighborhood of Knight Road states that
as he was proceeding towards Cedar
Cottage one night recently he stopped to light his pipe, and when the
match flared up he saw a bear.
Another was seen going towards the
C. P. R. land, and there arc numerous
reports of bears being seen in the
locality of the river. The abundance
of berries is thought to be the attraction which brings the bears out into
the open.
s   Q   ���	
No Flies on Officials
At the Health Committee meeting
yesterday (Friday) the question of
providing electric fans in the smaller
offices of officials was discussed and
sent forward to the Council. While
keeping the air cool, it was stated thc
fans would be useful in keeping the
flies off the officials. The committee
was in favor of purchasing the small
desk fans in preference to thc larger
one now in use generally.
Real Estate Agents
W hen you're out to speculate,
ouses, Lots, and Real Estate,
eep   your   weather   eye   on
ase   expense, STOP   paying
ow's the time to choose your
"|" rade with us��� our terms are
fi, our Poultry Ranches, too���
C urely they look good to you!
Q  pportunity is knocking,
IM ot to heed is simply shocking.
We have a very select list of
small houses from 2 to 5 rooms,
from $950 up; terms easy, to suit
If you want to get'in before
thc improvement in a district
that is bound to go ahead, see
the man at our River Road office. He has some buys that
will make you money.
Fraser Valley
If you want a small Fruit or
Chicken Ranch, we have several
from one to twenty acres, on
very easy terms, in the best location through the Eraser valley.
Phone: Collingwood 18.        P.O. Box 2, Collingwood
Branch Office : River Road and Ash Street, Eburne
Corner Bodwell  Road  and  Ontario Street
Lumber, Shingles, Sash and Doors, etc.
Stove Wood���-14 inch Lengths
$3.25 per Load;  3 Loads for $9.00
Phone : Fraser No. 41
Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
The Industrial Trust Company
Phone :   Seymour 3187
We have opened a department for South Vancouver and District.
Send or call with your Listings���Acreage, Lots,
Agreements of Sale purchased. Mortgage Loans
arranged.   Rents collected.
A. Meston
Cor. John and 30th Avenue
Manager South Vancouver Department.
909   Dominion  Trust   Building,   Vancouver,   B. C.
Telephones I     Office 8497.    Works 6203.     Works  9328.     Works  9179
Church officers are invited to send in
for free publication under this head such
announcements as they desire to have
made of services and meetings for the
current week. To ensure insertion on
Friday, notices should be received at this
office by Wednesday evening.
Motor for Inspector Thurreson
The Health Committee yesterday
(Friday) morning decided to purchase
a motor bicycle for Inspector Thurreson, of the plumbing department, to
enable him to get round the wide area
he has to cover.
 s   ass   I	
Matters of importance to the entire
community were discussed at Thursday night's meeting of the Fraser
Street Improvement Association, held
in the council room of the Municipal
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Corner 26th Avenue and Sophia
Street (one block east of Main) : Minister, Rev. George D. Ireland, B.A.
Residence, 275 Twenty-third Avenue
Bait Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
The Minister will preside at both services. Sunday School and Uihlc class,
conducted by the Minister, at 2.30.
Wednesday Service at 8 p.m. Y. P.
S. C. E., Monday, 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid
Society, third Thursday of the month,
at 2.30 p.m.. President, Mrs. James
Ksslemont; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs.
John Mouat.
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Knox Presbyterian Church, Carleton Hall, Collingwood : Services :
Sunday morning, 11.30; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 10.30 a.m.; Young
People's Guild after Evening Service.
Minister : Rev. Geo. C. F. Pringle.
Residence :   School Road.
St. David's Presbyterian Church,
Winser  Street, near Bodwell Road :
Service at 11 a.m.; Sunday School
and Bible class, 2.30 p.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30. The last of a series
of lectures on thc Book of Job by A.
Raeburn Gibson, B.A. A cordial invitation is extended to all.
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South Hill Presbyterian Church,
Corner of 48th and Draper : Services
at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. A cordial invitation is given to all.
* ��   *
Methodist Church, Westminster
Road, Collingwood : Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 2.30; Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m.; Prayer Meeting Wednesday, 8 p.m. Pastor, Rev. B. H.
Balderston, B.A.
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St. Peter's Church, Main Street:
Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.;
evening, 7.30. Sunday School, 2.45.
Holy Baptism, 4 p.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m. Vicar :
Rev. G. F. C. Caffin, M.A. Residence,
144 39th Avenue West.
The Arbitration Committee met to
consider thc claim for damages by Mr.
V. Laursen owing to thc grading of
the road at 29th Avenue and Fraser.
The arbitrators were H. C. Shaw, H.
O. Alexander, and Mr. McMillan
R. L. Reid appeared for Mr. Laur
sen. and R. W. Hannington for the
After certain evidence had been
given the case was adjourned.
We were under the impression that
tlie Hoard of Trade was the recog
nixed municipal arbitrators in all dis
pules. This is one of those unfortunate
Ctiei where the sum involved will bi
less than the legal expenses incurred
We always understood lhat the grad
ing of I street (or tramways enhanced
���ind n,,1 deteriorated property.   If ell
property brought claims for the grad
ing of the streets, there would In
few improvements. When cases occur like this it is felt the Council
ought to have power to expropriate
and only pay what the dissatisfiei!
party paid for the ground, with a
fair rate of interest.
SEALED TENDERS, marked "Tenders
for Brick Schools," will be received up t*>
12 o'clock noon on Tuesday, the 30th Juty.
1912, addressed to the undersigned, for tin
erection and completion of four eight-roomo!
Schools (including heating and ventilating
to bc erected on Sites corner 61st Avenue ami
Ontario Street, corner 61st Avenue and Victoria Road, corner Ferris Road and Lanark
Street, and on Mocks 18 and 19, D. L. 52,
Ferguson  Road.
Plans and specifications may bc obtained
at the office of the Architect, Jos. H. Bow
man, Esq., 116 Crown Bldg., Tender Street
West,  Vancouver.
Tenders must be accompanied by a market!
cheque for 5 per cent, of the amount of
Separate tenders must be submitted for each
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
SOUTH      VANCOUVER      BOARD      Ol*
P. O. Box 59, Cedar Cottage. SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912
Greene & Merkley
Mortuary and Service Chapel
305 Pender St. W.
Day or Night Phone : Sey. 340
3210 Main  Street, near  16th Avenue
For the benefit of the municipal employees   who  are  not   aware   of   the
i dates of the regular pay Hays, Muni-
i cipal Clerk Springford wishes to announce   that   the   following   list   con-
! stitutes the entire list of pay days until the end of the present year.
Wards I, If, and IV, water works
anil crusher two, on thc lirst day
following regular meetings. 1'or
Ward I, second day following regular
meetings, should the regular meetings
i be held on Saturday, Monday, and
Tuesdays, will constitute pay days.
Paymaster  Jackson  will  arrange  the
j time of day when the cheques will be
From  the  Municipal Hall to  Bowen  Island
The Clerical Staff at Play
Toronto  Furniture
Furnish   Houses   at   Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont 1660
The following is a list of the dates
on   which   the   regular  meetings  fall:!
July 20; August 5  and 20; September
5 and 20; October 5 and 21;  November 5 and 20; December 5 and 20.
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 404
Order    Office :    3418    Commercial
Street,  Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining  car  terminus)
Terms Cash
Melrose Nursing Home
Special attention given to Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mn. Edgevion
825 25th Ave.  East���Phone : Fair. 987
South Vancouver Dairy
400S Fraser Street
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Specialties :   Player    Pianos,    Repairs,    Ton:
Phone :    Fairmont 1125
lie ran make a mission table
That looks  really as it  should;
He   can   make  a   speech   that's  able,
Hut he cannot i[uite make good.
He can  write an essay clever
Or a verse with tender touch,
Hut I'm much afraid he'll never
Write a  check for very  much.
He can tell tomorrow's weather
Or thc true height of Pike's peak,
Hut he cannot tell you whether
He can pay that bill next week.
He can win a child's affection
Or a well-played game ot chess,
He can win a lodge election,
But he cannot win success.
With  the talents  Nature  gave  him
He might earn distinction  high,
But  somehow   he  can't  to  save  him
Earn enough to feed a fly.
As a ready money-getter
He's a failure flat indeed,
But I really like him better
Than most fellows who succeed.
���W. G. D��� in Puck
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor of Chiropratic)
250   22nd   Avenue    East,    close    to
Main Street
Hours : 1.30 till 6.   Consultation free
Chiropractic succeeds where medicine fails. For all complaints, whether
acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
the thing.
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
You'll say so, if you try us.
25th  and   MAIN STREET
I'ricklayers, laborers, etc.,
General Wolfe School, 27th
and Ontario. South Vancouver residents preferred.
C. HARRISON, Contractor
As an indication of the rapidity in
the growth of South Vancouver as a
residential district it is understood
that the Bungalow Finance and
Building Company Limited have at
present under construction in this district 184 houses. It is intended that
these residences shall be models in
respect both of appearance and workmanship. In connection with their
home-building business the Bungalow
Finance and Building Company Limited has established a draughting department which is very thoroughly
equipped. Hundreds of plans are
available, embodying a great variety
of schemes in interior decoration,
which is an undoubted advantage to
the man whose time is limited, yet
who is anxious to have his home built
on attractive and distinctive lines.
Hush, now : Silence, every one!
Do not make a noise
Quiet, quiet, little girls !
And quiet, little boys !
This is independence day
From Oregon to Maine
Don't disturb the holy calm,
Make it safe and sane!
Put thc cannon cracker high
On the topmost shelf,
Box the big torpedoes up
And  keep  still  yourself.
Do not blow the rasping  horn,
Peace and quiet's bane.
This  is  independence   day;
Make it safe and sane!
Do not even burst a bag
With  a  loud  report.
Uproar  isn't jollity;
Clatter isn't sport
Whisper softly a "Hurrah!"
But  from  noise  refrain.
This  is  independence  day;
Make it safe and sane I
���Somerville Journal
Main Fish Market
Try   us   for   BUTTER,   EGGS,
Prices Right
25th Ave. and Main St.
Splendid bungalow, on beautiful lot,
dose to Main Street. $100 cash
secures.   Balance very easy.
D. W. Grimmett
3324 Main Street, HiUcrest
Goddard & Son Limited report enquiries' and sales well up to the aver
age for the time of the year. They
have sold a residence on IOlh Avenue
lor $2W)0, all cash; lots in Burnahv
$250 to $30(1 each, well situated near
the Westminster carline at Gilley;
lots near Cedar Collage Park. Victoria and Westminster Roads $750 up.
Enquiries and sales of Lulu Island
acreage continue, which probably is
owing to the fact of the daily races,
which enable prospective purchasers
to sec the races and the acreage at
the same time. They have let several
summer cottages at Half Moon Bay,
Howe Sound, which have just been
completed. Several others are being
erected and will bc completed in the
near future. They could let double
the number of bungalows if they had
them, as the demand is very great.
There is excellent fishing, bathing
and boating at Half Moon Bay, and
the owners have a splendid beach of
about one mile frontage.
Spirit of Chainless Mind
Eternal  spirit  of the  chainless  mind
Brightest in  dungeons,  Liberty, thou
For there thy habitation is the heart���
The heart jvhich love of thee alone
can  bind,
And when thy sons to fetters are consigned���
To fetters and the damp vault's day-
less gloom���
Their  country  conquers    with    their
And Freedom's fame finds wings on
every wind.
���Byron's "Prisoner of Chillion."
He : "Do you know, an awful lot
of women chased after me before I
was married." She : "They must
have been an awful lot."
"And, papa, what did grandfather
do for his country?" "Nothing whatever, my son. He was a member of
Surrounded by the sparkling green'
sea; with a cool and refreshing air;
no dust, no noise, right next to Nature, the official and clerical staff of
the Municipal Council held their
second annual picnic on Saturday, accompanied by their wives. sweethearts, and friends, and several mem
hers of the Council Whoever suggested Bowen Island as the rendezvous is to be congratulated on the
eh,,ice. Such beauty as this is ran
and of a kind which not even lhe
Beds oi amaranth ami moly.
Where   soft   winds   lull   us,   breathing
can surpass. As one lingers on thc
island and looks around, thc years
leem to fall away like an envious
lhadow. Here lhe whole being vi
brales wilh the joy of life, until the
heart joins in the morning chorus of
the birds, and then Ihe great sun
swings up. ami the day's active pleasure begins What a delightful trans
portation from the desk ami dry-as-
dust slatisties. to the breezy ocean,
the towering mighty mountains, and
the verdure-clad pastures, if only for
a single day. liy the way, the time
was all too brief. When the signal
"All aboard" was heard in the evening,
and a glorious sunset was seen, there
were sighs of regret at the parting.
The shadei of night were falling; a
restful calm pervaded the scene where
a bright ami happy day had been
spent, which all present will recall
with pleasure.
Last year thc outing was organized
and at once became very popular. 11
was instituted with a view to organizing sociability among the members of the office staff, and if last Saturday's attendance may be taken as
a criterion the scheme is gathering
strength year by year. It may bc assumed that it has already become an
established institution. The president
is Reeve J. A. Kerr; Mr. L. Janes is
chairman of the committee; Mr. J. li.
Springford, secretary and treasurer;
and the other members are Messrs.
W. S. Welton, T. Eccleslon, S. II.
West, and B. C. Bracewell, general
ticket agent. Thc whole of the Council are honorary members. Those
present were Reeve J. A. Kerr, Councillors Elliott and Third. Councillors Campbell and Thomas had intended being present, but it transpired they wcre unfortunately held up
by a car. Ex-Reeve Pound took an
active part in the day's proceedings,
and assisted in the prize distribution.
The ss. Baramba left Messrs.
Evans, Coleman & Evans' wharf at
9.30, and those responsible for thc
preliminaries had carried out their
duties with commendable promptitude.
With a cheery smile and a hearty
welcome, Mr. W. S. Welton, who in
municipal work is Mr. Springford's
right hand, was as active at play as
at work. Needless to state his efforts
were much appreciated. To particularize here, however, wotild be invidious. It should be stated frankly that
the greatest praise is due to all who
were responsible for the comfort and
pleasure of the guests, with special
application to Messrs. J. B. Springford, L. Janes, T. Eccleston, S. 11.
West, B. C. Bracewell, and others.
The ss. Baramba left the wharf at
9.30. Thc party had not proceeded
far before there were seen "breakers
ahead." On Friday night there had
been a terrific squall, and in crossing
the Narrows the aftermath of this
soon made itself felt, and made things
somewhat uncomfortable for those
who wcre not good sailers. They
were consoled by their friends that
it was only for an hour, and that it
would do them a world of good. Popr
consolation this, when il is a case oi
any port in a storm. The situation
was borne philosophically on lhe
ground thai what cannot he cured
must be endured. The sea was angry,
but when smooth waters were reached the recoveries were surprisingly
rapid. It was wdlispered around thai
someone with praiseworthy forethought had in their valise a reviver
more potent than tea, and which was
exhausted before ii had gone round.
Thc recipe for ibis valuable "restorer"
can be obtained al thc Municipal Hall
after business hours.
The Dinner and Sports
On arrival some members of the
party whiled away an hour ill a stroll
through the island, others bctobk
themselves lo a shady in,ok, until the
call was given for dinner, which had
been ordered at what is known as ihe
Terminus Farm Hotel, situated in one
of the must beautiful positions on the
island���if there is one spot more
beautiful than another. The hotel (is
surrounded by an old-world garden
brimming     with     the     old fashioned
flowers beloved iii childhood,   There
arc roses galore. In the early morning, when drenched with dew, every
bush looks like a fairy fountain, where
thc universal life-force is bubbling up
in beauty of form, color and perfume.
Here all the other old-fashioned
flowers, the marigold, petunia, larkspurs, poppies and woodland hyacinths arc sending up their jets of
tremulous loveliness. It was here, in
one of the best of all possible world's
beauty spots that thc party partook of
a dinner which would have satisfied
the tastes of the veriest epicure. Expectation had waited on appetite, and full
justice was done to every course.
Among those present wcre the following : Reeve J. A. Kerr, Councillors Elliott and Third, Ex-Reeve
Pound, Magistrate A. C. McArthur,
Messrs. L. D. Swennerton, T. Winters,
A. E. Young, W. A. Clement, C. G.
Johnstone, B. C. Bracewell, T. Eccleston, G. S. Barry, W. S. Welton, F. W.
Holling, W. Pleming, A. B. Cornish,
J. C. Christie, A. J. Robertson, J.
Pengelly, A. Irving, F. Afflesk, W.
Master, W. J. L. Pacey, J. Riley, K.
Lamond, A. H. Brereton, B. C. Stevenson, R. Edgar, J. K. Wilson, J.
Miller, J. T. Cradock, T. H. Hillard,
W. Bramwell, Police Constable Irving, J. B. Macdonald, T. Marshall, J.
Mullett, Chief Jackson, W. Campbell,
Geo.  McBride, and  E.  Thurreson.
The Sports
After dinner the company adjourn
ed t" tin- sports ground, win-re an ex
cedent miscellaneous programme vat
gone through, several  ,,i the event-,
providing   great   amusement   to   the,
numerous    ipecctaton     The    Reeve
and ex Reeve Pound acted as judges,
-oid   Mr    I..   I',   linwden   wii   official:
timekeeper     Thanks to the generosity j
of   many   donors   to   ihe   prize   lisi   a
very  handsome  !"t  oi    prizes    were
presented   for  competition.    Candii -
were  donated  by   lhe     liarker     Drug
C pany; nun by the Winnott Stori -.
Main Street; and ice cream by Dr. L. j
11.  Swennerton.
Appended is the sports programme I
wilh the results :
Walking Race���1st prize, silver cup,
presented by Robertson Godson Company, I. lane,; 2nd prize, pocket-
book, presented by Dominion Equipment Company, W   Campbell.
ll��l ^ard- Hash (open to all)���1st
prize, Big Ben clock, presented by
G, H. McBride, A. Robertson,
Ladies' 50 yards Race���1st prize, lil
ver tea kettle, presented by liurnham
Hardware Company,  Miss Coplay
Tug-of-War (teams of ten;���1st
prize, pocket knives, presented by McLennan. McFccly & Co. Winning
team : Sergt. Bramwell, Messrs Irving, Pengelly, Campbell, Swinnerton,
McBride, Morris, Thurreson, Pleming. and  Councillor  Elliott.
Ladies' Egg and Spoon Race, 50
yards���1st prize, sterling silver cake
plate, presented by Robertson Godson,   Mrs.   Amott;   2nd   prize,   silver
���P i.  presented  by  Terminal    City
Iron   Wurks,   Miss Johnston.
Men's Three legged Race, 75 yards���
1st prize, two King Cutler razors, presented by Terminal City Iron Works,
Messrs. A. Robertson and Richardson.
Men's Sack Race. 50 yards���1st
prize, set fancy vest bullous, presented by Terminal Cily Iron H'orks, A.
Robertson; 2nd prize, shaving brush,
presented by Terminal Cily Iron
Works,  Ii.  Richardson.
Soda Waler and Bun Race. Men
only, 50 yards���1st prize, electric
healer, presented by Mo-.rs Sleer &
Payne, W. Campbell; 2nd prize, one
dollar, presented by Dominion Equipment Company, C. Miller.
Ladies' and Gents' Needle and
Thread Race, 30 yards���1st prize, electric iron, presented by B. C Equipment  Company,  Miss  Christie.
Men's Egg and Spoon Race, 75
yards���1st prize, aluminium kettle,
presented by Pioneer Hardware Company, M.  R. Cornish.
Running High Jump���1st prize,
$5.00 hat, presented bv the Crane
Company, J. B. Springford; 2nd prize,
shaving brush, R. Cornish.
Men's Obstacle Race. 100 yards���
1st prize, ironclad clock, presented by
G. E. McBride & Co., W. Archer.
Military Race, 100 yards���1st prize,
new account for $5.00. presented by
People's Trust Company, J. Miller;
2nd prize, caddy of tea. presented by
Tetley Tea Company, J.  V.  Wilson.
Ladies' Consolation Race���1st
prize, new account for $5.00. presented by the People's Trust Company.
Mrs.   Irving.
The sports concluded, the party
were regaled with ices and fruit, and
the distribution of prizes by Reeve
Kerr and ex-Reeve Pound brought
the proceedings to a close. There
were no speeches, but very hearty
voles of thanks were passed to thc
donors of prizes and all who had contributed to thc day's pleasure. A concert took place on board on thc return journey, and the day's proceedings concluded with the National An
He built his house with greatest care.
'Tis meet that I should mention
The walls. Ihe floors, the carven stair,
Received his strict attention.
lie  labored  long  from   sun   In  sun.
He filled each fleeting minute.
But when at lasl  tlie house was done
It had no windows in il!
No window in  lhe parlor wall.
No windows in ihe bedrooms,
Xo windows anywhere at all���
Thus   all   lhe   rooms     were     dead
Then  he recalled, With  viSSge grave,
Since   first   hi' dill  begin  il.
Ilis mind lo other things he gave.
But windows were nol  in it.
Ilis house was dismal, Cold and dark
There is no shame  in  telling
That   many  made  this  same  remark,
_ "It is n,, goodly dwelling!"
So. he grew gloomy quick to strife,
The moral? Here  I'll pin it;
Thus fares the man who builds his lift
Without some pleasure in  it.
���Chicago Saturday  Blade,
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Smart  Shopping
The small boy stepped into a village grocery, wdicre they keep something to drink as well as to eat, and.
after peering about a little, spied
some ginger cakes. Said he to the
grocer, "Them's very line cakes.
What's the least you'll take for one
of 'em?"
"A penny each," replied the grocer.
"Well, I believe I'll take one if
you wrap it up."
Thc grocer wrapped up the cake,
and handed it to him.
He looked thoughtfully at it a while,
and said, "I don't believe I want this
cake after all. Won't you swap me
a drink for it?"
"Yes," said the grocer, as he took
back the cake and handed him a glass
of lemonade.
The small boy swallowed the liquor
and started off.
"Hold on I" cried the grocer. "You
haven't paid me for the lemonade."
"I swapped you the cake for the
"But   you   haven't   paid   for   the
"No, because I haven't had it."
This report so nonplussed the
grocer that he stood and scratched
his puzzled head, while the boy made
good his retreat.
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THERE is an ancient blue-law on the Statute Books
of the Province of British Columbia. .
It says that any person who on the Sabbath Hay goes
upon thc water in a row-boat or a canoe in search of
pleasure is liable to be placed for twenty-four hours in the
Of course, this aged statute has not been enforced since
the stocks went out of fashion in thc old colonial days.
But it is still on the books, and we are advised by eminent
legal minds that it might bc enforced next Monday if
some Vancouver judge happened to develop a rare taste
for antiques.
Some days ago, two lads in South Vancouver yielded
to temptation placed in their way by a cranky neighbor's
cherry tree.
At the Municipal Hall they arc heavy on the
Municipal Clauses Act and the Criminal Code, and, of
course, the proprietor of the cherry tree informed on the
daring outlaws, while the two feasted in the limbs of the
tree that were exposed to the sun (some high authority
says that cherries exposed to the sun ripen quicker, and
are much sweeter and more luscious than those to thc
north side of the tree).
On one of the law-books at the hall is a half-brother of
the old act respecting boating on the Sabbath. This one
permits policemen to arrest children and throw them into
prison cells along wilh convicts and drunks.
So the two boys who stole the cherries were placed in
thc cells of the police station, where they were left throughout the night.
Some little time ago a lad not eleven years of age was
arrested for running away from school and was summoned before the magistrate. This rosy-checked child
came up before the magistrate in open court, and his case
was sandwiched in between those of two tough old offenders up on serious charges.
If all high-spirited Canadian boys wcre treated as they
handle them in South Vancouver, in ten years' time it
would be necessary, in order to accommodate all thc
criminals, to turn every Canadian University into a pene-
tentiary and every Canadian church into a municipal
lock-up. i ,'
"/^\NE More Step Towards Annexation" is  the cap-
j�� tion the Vancouver papers arc getting in the habit
of placing over reports of ratepayers' meetings held from
night to night in South Vancouver.
Vancouver people claim that the only obstacle that
stands between South Vancouver and the City is the
attitude of the members of thc Provincial Government
on the subject.
As a matter of fact, there are several barriers between
South Vancouver and the City. One has been raised by
the old fogy element of the Vancouver Board of Trade,
���whose attitude on the Greater Vancouver Harbor Scheme
���was received by the people of South Vancouver as being
very narrow-minded.
Recent announcements by J. D. Taylor and H. H.
Stevens to the effect that the Dominion Government is
prepared to develop the North Arm of the Fraser for
South Vancouver go to make up one more barrier. The
North Arm of the Fraser is the richest possession any city
could possibly have.
Preponderance of opinion in South Vancouver at present is in favor of incorporation. That this statement
may be confirmed, however, a plebiscite will likely be
taken. At all events it appears that South Vancouver is
daily drifting away from thc mother-city, and the optimistic South Vancouver man is beginning to sec in thc future
a snug city of the first class, second only to Vancouver
and Victoria among the cities of the Canadian Pacific
QUTTE, Monlana, in its palmiest days was never more
*J "wide open" than Vancouver, British Columbia,
finds herself in this year of grace Nineteen Hundred and
At No. 19 Cordova Street, some weeks ago, a big stud
poker game was in progress. There were two or three
thousand dollars on the table, and the gamblers each had a
gun within easy reach.
While the game was good and hot, a young chap, who
had been fleeced at the place some nights before, walked
in with a big revolver in his hand, and he forced the
players to stand and deliver.
Some nights ago, at the same resort, scarcely three
blocks from the Vancouver police station, a man from
San Francisco lost two thousand dollars and his jewellery.
He claimed that the artist he played with used marked
cards, and accordingly he hauled him into a Vancouver
police court, where the case was tried with all the dignity
that attends an average session of the Vancouver police
tribunal, and the prisoner was dismissed.
These gaming houses are conducted right under the
eyes of the police���if the reports in the daily press may be
taken for the truth.
Every other day a "stiff" is found in the Inlet. The
coroner duly holds his inquest, and a verdict which usually
sounds like a vote of sympathy to the relatives of the
dead is handed out. No effort is ever made to trace these
dark tragedies down. And a hundred different gambling
joints and a hundred establishments more infamous continue   to reap rich midnight harvests for the devil.
P ROM the agricultural districts of nine provinces come
crop reports so glowingly optimistic that the uninterested observer���and he is hard to find���is moved to
pause in his diversified pursuits and contemplate upon
what effect the golden harvest will have on him as a
private Canadian individual.
Of course the summer is not yet over, and disaster may
dye the rosy outlook blue before the date of reaping is at
hand, but the great army of Canadian farmers, Canadian
bankers and business men are preparing to do their par:
should Providence continue to smile upon Canada unt'l
September comes around.
No season, however successful, has been without regrets in some particulars, and Canada this year is called
upon to sacrifice a large portion of her fall wheat crop.
But apart from that, nothing up till the time of going to
press has occurred to dim the prospects for a record year.
Prof. F. Elliot, Superintendent of Agriculture for the
C. P. R., in a telegram from Calgary, says an
extraordinary crop is assured, and that there is little
danger of frost on the prairies, as the crop is so far on.
He states that barley will be harvested August 1-20; fall
wheat, August 10-20; spring wheat, August 18 to September 10; flax, August 25 to September 10; oats, August
25 to September 15.
All grain will be in stock in the middle of September,
he says���two or three weeks ahead of an ordinary year.
The past few years have seen only partial crops in
Canada, and if the present season turns out according to
indications it will go down in history as our banner year.
Last season Australia and Argentina strove for highest
place among the great agricultural countries of the world
in thc matter of crop returns. As Australia is now suffering from a severe drought, our antipodean competitor may
be considered not in thc serious running, and chances are
good for 1912 to be Canada's year.
""THOUGH seven million dollars will not build a super-
* Dreadnought, nor yet a Dreadnought, for that matter, it will go a long way towards the settlement of thc
question of Canada's contribution to the Imperial Navy, if
contribution there is to be from this part of thc British
dominions across the seas.
At the Council of Imperial Defence in London a few
days ago, the Canadian delegates displayed a spirit of
patriotism that might well be emulated by other countries, but one cannot help wondering why there was so
much delay in bringing about a condition of affairs that
ought to have been attained years ago. Canada, and especially the western portion of it, is looked upon as a
land flowing with milk and honey. Perhaps! But assuming that it is, is it not somewhat extraordinary that the
time was not considered ripe until now to bring about a
state of matters another Power would not have tolerated
for a moment?
The Pacific seaboard is absolutely without protection,
good, bad, or indifferent, excepting thc out-of-date Egeria.
There is also in the vicinity of Esquimalt what is designated a sloop of war, but it is such an antediluvian piece
of furniture that no one could really think of seriously
viewing it from thc standpoint of a fighting unit, except
to make it an easy target for some of the "thunderers" of
other nations, if it ever came to a question of blow for
blow internationally.
After all, there is just a chance that when a few more
years have rolled wc may; sec the sublime spectacle
of a first-class lighting machine patrolling the waters of
the Gulf of Georgia, due to the members of the Federal
Government who are now in London.
p\ ESPATCIIES from Montreal quote E. J. Chamber-
'-' lin, president of the Grand Trunk Railway
and Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, as saying that Canadian freight will never be carried to Europe via the Panama Canal route.
Then the Canadian Pacific Railway might just as well
place the $19,000,000 Sir Thomas Shaughnessy says is to
be spent on double tracking the British Columbia division
in a good big bon-fire.
The Canadian Northern might as well spend the
few hundred millions that are at present being devoted
to railroad development in this province in endeavoring
to bring Queen Anne back to life.
The new road into the Peace River country from
Vancouver might just as well be built from Newport
right out into the Pacific Ocean.
It is quite obvious that Mr. Chamberlin's remarks to
the Montreal newspaper-man who printed the interview
were intentionally garbled.
Of course, there is the possibility that the Grand Trunk
Pacific will throw its weight in with the United States
railroad trust, who see in the opening of the Panama
Canal a force that will drive them to the reduction of
freight rates, a power that is very likely to put several of
the weaker corporations who have been feeding fat on
extortionate railway freight tolls completely out of business.
DECIPROCITY is a dead issue, according to thc Van-
1X       couver   "Province,"   the   "News-Advertiser,"     the
Victoria "Colonist,"  and  thc majority of    Tory    papers
throughout the Dominion.
This week the "Province" devoted some four or five
columns in all to assuring the people that reciprocity has its
arteries full of tormaldchydc. The "News-Advertiser" has
an editorial every other morning along the same lines.
Walter Scott's recent victory on the prairies is being
construed by the Tory editors as a sort of old-fashioned
Irish wake.
Reciprocity is this day possessed of the same brand of
vitality as the farmers of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec, the non-retired farmers of Ontario, and
the sane people of British Columbia.
In permitting a fifty-six-day race meet at Minoru Park,
Sir Montague Allan, Montreal racehorse man, says
that Vancouver is undoing the splendid work of the Montreal people in putting Canadian racing on a higher plane.
In Montreal and Toronto the detectives only allow a
seven or eight day meet.
Without going into details, Sir Montague's "out heah"
interview will do little harm. It will be good advertising
for the Thoroughbred Association, as it has drawn the
attention of thousands of busy Vancouver people who
were not heretofore aware of the fact that a race meet is
in progress on Lulu Island.
Now that Commissioner Crehan has returned from his
trip, it is expected that at the latest the beginning
of next week will see the reopening of the School Board
investigation. There will be many strenuous days to be
gone over yet in connection with this work, and with
thc advent of the hot weather, it is looked forward to
with little pleasure by any of those concerned in it.
Cutting the Hedges
The golden and green-leaved privet,
and other small-foliagcd evergreens,
should be clipped with the shears at
least once a month. Regularly and
frequently trimming shrubs of this
nature, whether as a hedge or as
separate specimens in tubs and the
border, makes for a continuance of
fresh new sprouts and for basal
growth. Where shrubs arc becoming
bare and sticky towards their roots,
close shearing will cause the lower
buds to break; and thc beauty of
either hedge or shrub depends upon
it being clad with leaf from top to
bottom, Shrubs with large leaves,
however, like thc laurel, should bc
pruned with scissors or secateurs, cutting one shoot at a time only in order
to avoid mutilating the foliage. Several leaves do not matter at all where
the foliage is small, but cut leaves
with laurels would look very unsight-
The development of beautiful evergreens is assisted through liberally
manuring thc soil with dung, and occasionally light forkings or hoeing.
The natural food is usually dug in between the autumn and spring, but will
bc just as beneficial if worked beneath
thc surface now. Visible results of
this feeding will not speedily be seen
unless the roots are drenched with
water every week or so, since the
juices of thc manure cannot be washed down to the rootlets except during
very heavy rains or artificial watering.
The treatment suggested for thc
proper maintenance of a young hedge
will serve to bring an old and seemingly worn-out one into condition
again. Generally these summer
trimmings, together with feeding and
watering, will need to be supplemented by more drastic pruning next
March, when a tall and stalky hedge
should be reduced by a third of its
height. Still, if you have exhausted
shrubs to renovate, don't wait until
next spring before doing anything, as
the preliminary measures advised will
hasten the day of the shrubs developing into things of beauty.
Rambler      and      Other      Vigorous
Climbing Roses
These should not bc pruned until
their flower has faded. Then is thc
season for entirely removing some of
the main stems which have already
blossomed, and for introducing this
year's long shoots into thc vacant
places. Towards thc end of July and
onwards is soon enough for branch
pruning : in the meantime, the gardener might examine each climber,
and see how many new stems are
likely to be required. More strong-
growing shoots will always be found
near thc root of the plant than can
possibly be trained in, and those not
needed ought to be rubbed out at
once. This will make the selected
shoots grow more quickly, and they
will possess the greater strength
through preventing the tree wasting
itself in useless foliage. The stems
which have started this spring, and
are now fairly lengthy, will be the
ones to produce the finest blooms the
following summer. Moreover, by
thinning the new shoots and taking
out the old stems as soon as possible,
the selected ones are enabled to
secure the maximum of light and air;
so they become riper and flower more
profusely. The more sunshine and
wind thc new wood of roses has this
year, the more floriferous will it be
next.    We  might  mention  that  the
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Three building Lots, 33x132, facing south, on Forty-eighth Avenue,
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Two Lots, 49th Avenue. Southern exposure, midway between
Fraser and Main Streets.   $950 each, on terms.
Three cleared Lots, 34x116, to lane, facing south, on Fifty-eighth
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Three cleared Lots, 59th Avenue (Page Road), 37j4xll2, to lane,
at car terminus. $1050 each, on good terms.
Two Lots, high location, facing south, 59th Avenue, close to
Victoria Drive.   $550 each; a snap.
Two subdivisions, 63rd Avenue (Rosenburg Road). $550 per lot,
and up to $700.   Very easy terms.
One eight-room and one four-room modern bungalow, 49th
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beamed ceiling���everything that affords comfort in a home. To see
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Modern houses to rent, from 3 to 7 rooms.
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Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices ;  51st Avenue and Fraser Street.   Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
Mountain View Fish and Fruit Store
28th Avenue and Main Street
The Pioneer Fish Store of this district, which has an established reputation for sending out fish absolutely fresh and good.
All enquiries to :
Gen. Mgr.
424 Pacific Bldg.
Third Annual
Special premiums and
prizes to exhibitors of live
stock and agricultural products.
Entries close August 1.
Big daily attractions on
the grounds.
Five harness races Daily.
$21,500 in prizes.
Pyrotechnic Display
every evening, "The Conquest of Mexico."
I & I
$60,000 in Premiums and Prizes
i\ SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912
British Columbia Electric Railway
280    Mile*   of   Track���Cars   Carrying   60,564,300   Passengers
Annually���A Trip on the Observation Car���The Right
Way to See  Vancouver
The   history   and   progress   of   the
British Columbia    Electric    Railway
Company is a marvellous record of al
niost  unprecedented  growth���unpro
ccdcnted even in thai most rapidly de
yelopirig    branch    of    engineering,
electricity. Before going into detail
regarding the work and progress of
lhe company, it may be useful to the
thousands who wish to see Vancou
ver and the adjoining municipalities
to call attention to the li C. Electric
Observation Car, which is now running daily in and around the city.
This   car,   which   has   been   specially
constructed   for  the  accommodation
of visitors and residents, makes three
regular trips daily. It leaves Robson
and Granville streets, near the Van
couver Hotel, at 9.30 a.m., 2 p.m., and
4.10 p.m. The trip t:.kcs two hours, and
the fare is fifty cents. Passengers are
taken on the car at any point en
route. The trip covers a run through
the business districts, wilh their mag
structing great  power plants, extendi
ing tramlines throughout urban audi
suburban centres and linking its held
together from end to end by a systers)
of interurban lines, providing light
ind power service Ihrough the exi
tension of its wires as the march of
settlement moved onward and itnlus
trial needs developed,
The Company's operations extent)
over a field within which dwells, according to the recent Dominion cen|
sus, over sixty per cent, of the population   of   British   Columbia      On   lhe
mainland it covers an area which >-���.
roughly, eighty miles east and wesl
and twenty miles north ami southj
and on Vancouver Island it embrace!
the cily of Victoria, the capital of lhe
province, as well as adjacent districts
and the rapidly-developing Saanictl
peninsula, lying to the north. Within
this territory the Company now has
an actual capital investment of $30,-
100,000,  covering  the  necessary   plant
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nificent buildings; the residential sec
tions, where are passed hundreds of
beautiful homes wilh well-kept
grounds; trip to thc popular English
Hay bathing beaches, and to the entrance to the famous Stanley Park, so
that the passengers obtain a thorough
general view of the City anil ils environs, 'ihe various points of interest
arc noted by a uniformed  guide.
With firm confidence in the develop
ment of its territory Ihrough Ihe location of great cities, well appointed
suburban districts and thriving agricultural communities within its field
of operation, thc directors outlined
at the very outset of lhe Company's
existence���1897���an extensive programme which looked far into the future. Their commendable optimism
has been more than justified. British
Columbia was then a comparatively
undeveloped province, and but little
was known in the outside world concerning its wonderful possibilities.
Today, after a period of operating
extending over fifteen years, thc foresight shown by the Company in planning great things immediately upon ils
entering the field is shown to have
been amply justified, as thc development throughout its territory, covering the entire term, has been of a
character which has been classed
by men of world-wide knowledge as
phenomenal. This rapid growth has
not, however, been the result of spasmodic "booms," as the records show
that it has been of that constant and
and equipment for cily, suburban and
interurban tramway syslenis, light and
power service and gas supply. Conditions now existing point to a pos<
sibly greater future. The total
output at the generating stations is 128,000 horse power. Willi
ils urban centres, Vancouver, New
Westminster, Victoria ami North
Vancouver,"occupying strategic loca
lions in thc working-out of these development plans, lhe future of these
points and their adjacent districts appears to he most promising, ami it
is within this territory that the British Columbia LTcctric Railway Company Limited operates. Well estab
lished, because of the knowledge and
experience gained through the operations of its business in the section for
the past fifteen years; fully provided
wilh plant and equipment of the most
modern type, representing an invest
ment of $30,000,(X>0: with well (level-
i oped extension plans covering many
years to come, the future of this
strong and progressive Company, operating in its promising Held, is
Description of Principal Generating
Thc Company's largest hydro electric plant is located on the Xorth Arm
of Burrard Inlet, sixteen miles from
Thc hydraulic energy for the operation of this great plant is derived from
Lakes Buntzcn and Coquitlam, thc lo-
The  Lake   Buntzcn   generating  sta
tion   was  originally   placed  in   service
wilh  only  a   small   dam  al   the  outlet
of  Lake Coquitlam and the construe
lion of a hydraulic tunnel, nine feet in
size, through the mountain separating
the  lakes.    The  work  has since  been
developed, the tunnel having been en
larged lo a cross sectional area of 192
square  feet,  while  the great work of
constructing a hydraulic earth-fill dam
al   the   ���unlet   of     Lake     Coquitlam,
ninety feet in height, and with a to
lal  volume of 530,000 cubic yards, is
within sight of completion
The Company's principal hydro
electric generating station on Van
couver Island is located near lh
mouth   of  the  Jordan   River,  about
forty miles west ol Victoria. Hen
one unit of 6000 h.p is now in opera
lion, and another unit  of 6000 lip   is
in process of installation, while the
plans  f,,r  ihe  ultimate development
of   the   station   call   for   ail   output   of
36,000 h.p.
A feature of the Comoany's steam
auxiliary generating plants at Van
couver and Saanlch consists of the
grial reinforced concrete slacks form
ing parts of the plants located al these
points. These are the largest constructions of their class in lhe Do
minion, being about 250 feet in
height ami of an internal diameter
ranging from eleven to seventeen
dual company, on lhe continent.    The
division extends from New Westminster to Chilliwack, a distance of mar
ly sixty four miles, or, taking into account the direct connection with the
interurban lines to Vancouver, seven
ty six miles, hour passenger trains
of three or four cars each are daily
run in each direction over the divi
lion, th'1 journey from New Westminster lo Chilliwack being made in lesi
than  three hours.
The line when completed represent
ed an expenditure of $3,500,000
The course followed by tin division
passes through the heart of tlie South
Fraser Valley, a rich agricultural dis
trict naturally fitted to become a
source of abundant food supplies for
ihe coast cities. So rapid has been
ihe settlement throughout the dis
trict -ine, the line was opened that
��� already milk ,vid vegetable express
trains     are     daily     run   to   the   coast
during iln   summer teas in.
Between      Xew   Westminster     ami j
j Vancouver   the     Company     operates
three  interurban  lines,  these accom
modating  not  only  thc  large  traffic
between the cities, bul also the settle
nunis   which   have  been   established
along  ihe roules.    Over  the  original
Westminster   interurban   line,   which
was  taken  over by  the  Company in
1897, cars are operated  every fifteen
minutes,   this     being     necessary     by
reason of the  many suburban  homes
ing, single phase alternating current
I- used, and for power purposes, three-
phase alternating current, the power
for the operation of tlie tramway
systems being distributed at 550 volts
direct current
In connection with the high-tension
transmissions and distribution lines
of tin- Company mention may be made
of special construction features at
several points, 'in Vancouver Island
lhe work rovers ihe arrangement of
a forty-mile transmission Iui" from
Iln Jordan River station lo tin- Vie
loria substation On tin- mainland
���li,' high tension lines from Lake
Buntzi n station to Vancouvi r arc-
strung across Burrard Inlet with a
span oi over 3,000 feet, being sup
ported  hy  steel  towers and elevated
132 feci above iln- water.   In il n
��� mn of iln- line- to serve the
Delia district tin Fraser Rivet is
Tossed l,y wires having three -pans
,f 2.000 feel each, the suppoi II being
lofty timbet towers 320 feci, 250 d 11
and 175 feet respectively, in hei|
For the connection with North Van
couver the wires are carried on two
masts, each 200 feet in height, tin-
span   being     1,000     feet.     Over     the
Fraser  River  bridge at  Xew  West
minster the wins an -mm;; on high
iteel towers, which give an elevation
of225 f'-'i above tin water ai the "sag
At central points along tin lines
arc located six car barns, and four
repair shops arc provided to meel
emergency calls. At New Westminster the Company has a large car-
building plant, where many of tin-
cars now- used on its lines were eon
structed, several hundred men being
constantly employed at the point.
Gas Supply
Tin- Company controls the supply
of gas in Vancouver and Victoria, the
business of ihe subsidiary companies
covering thi- fieij showing a decided
advance of recent years, because of
ihe rapid Increase of population ami
the energi tic application of tin- "Cook
with Gas" doctrine by tin- manage
men I of tin- < oncerns.
In Vancouver 109 miles of gas
mains are now laid and 11,300 custom
er- are noted on lie books, while in
Victoria there are thirty miles of
mams ami 2,537 customer- The Van
couver plain includes three large gas
holders, with a capacity of 2,7511,00(1
ubii it i i. and si Vicbiria iwo gas
holders are provided, with a eapacilv
of 400,000 cubic feet
Tin- sah- ,.f l-:is for Vancouver dur
mg the year 1910 11 is reported al
299,000,000 cubic feet, as compared
with 213,000,000 cubic feet foi the pre
vious year, the report- from Victoria
Holing   tl;.-   sale   --I   47.''12.i��'i)   culm-
__> i   '  - ��� *"
steady type which indicates permanency in every line. The story
is strikingly told in the following
Comparative Statistics
cation of these two bodies of water
being such in relation to thc site of
the generating station on the shore
of   the   North   Arm   that   the   skilful
City and Suburban Lines
The city and suburban lines of the
Company cover thc service in the
cities of Vancouver, South Vancou
ver, New Westminster and North
Vancouver, on thc mainland, and Victoria, on Vancouver Island, as well
as the suburban districts adjacent lo
these centres. The population of these
cities has increased 119,153 in the ten
years, a gain of 220 per cent, for the
period Al lhe present time the tide
of immigration to thc territory covered by the Company's operations is
even greater than during the term
covered hy the Dominion enuniera
lion, thousands of persons being an
nually attracted to the district, com
ing from lhe old Country, Ihe North
west   and   the   United   States.
(If (he Company's city systems, lhat
covering Vancouver, the metropolis
of Ihe province, is the mosl extensive
This connects every residential dis
trict with the business centres and includes lines which radiate in every
direction into the settled districts of
the surrounding municipalities The
Xorth Vancouver lines reach the
famous canyons of the Capilano ami
Lynn, whose grandeur and beauty
are known the wide world round, making them a favorite route wilh the
thousands of tourists who visit Brit
ish Columbia annually.
Interurban Lines
In any mention of the Company's
interurban tramway systems first
place must bc given to thc Fraser
Valley division, this being the longest
tramline in the Dominion and one of
thc   longest,   operated   by   an   indivi
Capital       $2,700,000
2,000 h.p.
128,000 h.p.
In May, 1912, the number of lighting customers noted on thc Company's
books was 43,750 and thc connected load for industrial purposes was 31,250 h.p
Gas Supply
  36 139
  2,258 14,750
  $113,000 $516,889
For the month of March, 1912, the pay-roll of thc Company covered
5,086 employees, thc total amount of the payroll for the period being
located along the line. Thc second
route is that passing through Burnaby.   wlnre   gnat   development   foi
lowed the opening of the line in 1911,
owing to the many desirable locations
for suburban homes along the line.
The third route to New Westminster
is over the Lulu Island Railway,
passing through the municipality of
Point Grey, the site of many beautiful
suburban residences, to   Eburne,   at
which point a branch line is followed
along the Xorth Arm of the Fraser to
Xew Westminster.
The main line of iln- l.i.lu Island
Railway, after passing  Eburne, cross.-s
ihe X'orih Arm of ihe Fraser ami
ills ihrough lhe rich fanning lands
of Lulu Island, terminating al Steves
ion, a point which is of interest to
tourists, as it is lhe centre of tin
salmon fishing industry '-I lhe- pro
Thc Company's interurban line on
Vancouver Island runs north from
Victoria   lo   Deep   Cove,   wilh   a   spur
io Union Bay, a distance oi twenty
iwo miles
Over all the interurban lines of the
Company freight is carried, well
arranged yards, buildings, etc., being
provided for this business al all ter
initial points.
From the hydro-electric stations the
electric current is sent under high
voltage to substations over trans
mission lines arranged in duplicate.
At the substations it is stepped down
to 2,200 volts for general distribution,
being further reduced to 220-110 volts
by transformers located near the point
where the current is used.    For light-
Tin- substations of the Company arc
located at numerous points throughout its territory, and several portable
substations are provided to meet special demands which may arise. The
capacity ��>f these substations has been
largely increased during the lasl few
years    owing   to   the   growth   of   the
lighi ami power business,
"Abundance of power at low rates"
is one of tin- slogans of the light and
power department, and the manner in
which industries are adopting British
Columbia electric power at all points
throughout   the   Company's   territory
s proof e,f the adequate service being
Light and Power
From the hydro electric stations the
electric   current   is   sent   under   high
voltage  to the substations, which arc
located at numerous points ihrough
-in its territory, and several portable
substations are provided to meet
special demands which may arise.
Tin- capacity of these substations has
been largely increased during the last
few years, owing to the growth of
lhe light and power business. Among
lhe special features of the equipment
which might be noted is the inslal-
latieeii of three six-phase, 60-cycle rotary converters in the Vancouver
station, these being among the largest
if their kind in the world.
Public lighting forms a part of the
Company's business. Among the
.-ilies and districts now served in this
line, under contract, are the following :    Vancouver,  North   Vancouver,
feet and    41,083,000    cubic    feet    for
these years   respectively.
In connection with its operation thc
Company conducts a large business
in the sale of gas appliances, and is
doing excellent missionary work in
the field eif making housework comfortable ana convenient.
No. 2 Generating Plant
In closing this review of the plant
and equipment ot the B. C. Electric,
reference  may  well   he   made    to    a
'great work now in pre egress which
will greatly increase the available
supply of current for light and power
' on the southern mainland.
In preceding paragraphs mention
has been made of lhe construction
of a great dam at the outlet of Lake
Coquitlam t'> provide for the extension of ihe hydro-electric plant on
the   North   Arm   of   the   Inlet.    .With
'this additional supply of water obtained by means of the large dam, the
Company will operate a second power
house on the Xorth Arm.    During the
��� past year preliminary operations on
thi- preejeel have been under wav. and
lit is expected that thc Xo. 2 generating station  will bc in  service before
the end of the year.
From Lake Buntzcn  thc water for
' the new power house is taken through
a cement-lined tunnel, over 15 feet
in diameter, and driven through solid
granite for a distance- of about half
a mile.    At  the western  end  of the
I tunnel   great   steel   pipes   are   placed
Gross annual income
Population of districts served
Light and Power���
Generating stations  (output)
Lamps in service 	
Tramway System���
Miles of single track  	
Passengers carried annually          3,654,300
Number of cars in service   50
Miles of mains  	
Number of connections
Gross annual income    ..
It will be seen that step by step the
Company has kept pace with the phenomenal development of its field, constantly acquiring new interests, con-
work of engineers and the expenditure of millions of dollars have resulted
in the creation of a model hydro-electric generating plant.
South   Vancouver,  Point  Grey.  Burnaby,  Chilliwack,  Cloverdalc,  Steves-
teen and Ladner.    The public lighting
service of Xew Westminster and Victoria   is   under   civic   control,   but  in
each case the current for the operation of lhe system is furnished by thc
Company,     In    Vancouver,    Victoria;
md  Xew  Westminster great advance \
I has   recently   been   made   in   street-1
! lighting   methods,   and   thc   principal
thoroughfares of these cities are now
| illuminated by thc "o: namental" sys-
I tern.
The extent of thc private lighting
business of the Company may bc es-
I timated when it is stated that the
I 'lumber of customers now on its
books is 43,750. The average consumption of current for residences
and places or business is also increasing.
Rolling Stock
Tei accommodate its tramway traffic nearly 700 units of rolling stock
are provided by the Company, this
number including city and interurban
cars-, express cars, locomotives, freight
and line cars. To this number additions of every class are constantly
being made to accommodate the
growing traffic.
which convey the water down the
steep cliff to thc site of the power
The new power house is to bc located about 2000 feet south of the
present generating station. It will bc
a massive building of reinforced concrete construction, presenting an imposing appearance from the Inlet.
The equipment provided for the
new power house will consist of three
hydraulic and electrical units, each
capable of generating 14,000 h.p., thus
raising the possible output from the
Company's North Arm generating
plant to 85,500 h.p. or, adding the
output from the Vancouver steam
auxiliary plant, making 105,500 h.p. of
electrical energy available, on the
southern mainland.
The Company has already nearly
completed the tunnel for the new station, and the site of the building, hewn
from the solid granite, is about ready
for the laying of the foundations.
Contracts have also been awarded for
the equipment, the John McDougall
Company, of Montreal, supplying the
great waterwheels, and Dick, Kerr &
Co.. of London, the three electrical
units. tuiiiUippvpp
W.   A.   BELL
301 50th Avenue East
South Hill P. O.
Estimates Given
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
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the Deliberations o( the Corporahon r athers
Northwestern League
Vancouver v. Spokane
July 22 to 27
Weekday  gamei  4  o'clock
Saturday    afternoons,    3    o'clock
Vancouver vi. New Wettminster-1912
July 20, August 3, August 17, August 24
and   September   14.
Season tickets for abo> t games, entitling
holders to the same seats for every game, are
on sale at Harry Godfrey's Sporting Goods
Store,  132  Hastings  Street West.
Grant Phipps
(Successor to M. Jenkins)
Estimates given      JOYCE STREET
For Quality and Purity come to the
Corner 24th and Main
Z. Aheroni, Prop.
THE USE OF WATER (or lawns, gardens,
streets and aidewatk sprinkling ia strictly prohibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turned
"IT and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
Waterworks Superintendent
The Government Auditing Commissioner oi
the above-named Municipality will have his
office open from 10 to 11 in the forenoon of
each day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for the purpose of
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner of real property may be present and
may make any objection to such accounts as
are  before  the  Auditor.
C. M. C.
Health Department
for the collection of garbage can now be purchased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue, as provided by the bylaw.
Box 1224, South Vancouver.
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Following is an official report uf tlu
South Vancouver Municipal Council
proceedings at the meeting of July 5,
all members being present ;
Robinson���Elliott : That tbe nun
utes ol the General Meeting of June
20 be taken as read. Carried,
Re Site for Western Canada Power Co.
Robinson���Third I That this Coun
cil request a conference with the
representatives of thc Western Canada Power Company to secure, if
possible, the Company's entry into
South Vancouver. Carried
Re    Rate    of    Pay    for    Men    on
Municipal Contracts
Campbell���Third ; That all contracts for roads, etc., let by the Municipality in future shall include clauses
calling for eight-hour day and standard rate of wages for men employed
by contractor or contractors.
Re Contract for Lumber, Ward IV
Elliott���Robinson ; That        the
South Vancouver Lumber Company
be awarded the contract for delivery
,,[ lumber in Ward IV at $15.51) per
thousand. Carried.
Re Contract for Lumber, Ward III
Thomas���Third : That the Coast |
Lumber and Fuel Company's tender
for fir and other lumber required in
Ward III, at a price of $15.50, be accepted, provided they agree to deliver good lumber at such places and
on such streets as may be ordered by
the Engineer. Carried.
Re Police Committee's Report
Thomas���Third : That the Police
Committee Report of July 4 be read
and considered. Carried.
Re Police  Committee's Report
Thomas���Third : That thc Police
Committee report of July 4 be adopted. Carried.
July 4, 1912
Re     Pool-room     Licence     for
��� Messrs Hilton & Webster : Recommended that Messrs Hilton & Webster    be    granted    a      pool-room
licence,  situated   Lot  22,   Block  3,
D. L. 645.
Re J. B. Gateman's Application
for Transfer of Pool-room Licence:
Recommended that J. U. Gateman's I
application  for  transfer  of licence i
from the property known as Lots I
In and 17, lilocks 4, 5 and 6, D. L.
649, to Lot 26, Block 2, D. L. 645, j
be refused, location not being suit-
Re   Accounts:     Recommended
that  the    following    accounts    bc
recommended to thc Finance Coin
mittee   for  payment :
Vancouver Hat Factory.. .$10)
]'. C. Lee's account expenses .1.50
Prisoners' meals, June....   2.50
Re Salary of   P.   C.   Crowder :
Recommended that P. C. Crowder
bc      paid      according    to    Police
schedule from July 1.
Re Dr. Bride's Account : Recommended that Dr. Bride's account for medical services to J.
Crompton be tiled, he to look to
patient for payment.
Re Mrs. Vincenzi's Complaint :
Recommended that thc Chairman
call a special meeting to investigate thc complaint' of Mrs. Vincenzi.
Re Board of Works Report
Third���Thomas ;    That   thc  Board
of  Works  report of July  4 be  read
and  considered. Carried.
Third���Thomas ;    That   the  Board
of Works report of July 4 be adopted.
July 4, 1912
Re Box Drain, John Street ;
Recommended that a 12in. by lHin.
box drain be constructed on John
Street from 28th Avenue to jOtta
Avenue, and thc cost charged to
thc amount provided for street improvements in Bylaw No. 7. Es
timated cost $500.
Re Appropriation 295. 63rd
Avenue: Recommended that the
$6,000 appropriation for grading
63rd Avenue from Fraser Street to
Windsor Street be transferred and'
credited to the grading work on
Fraser Street from 52nd Avenue
to Fraser River, thc work on 63rd
Avenue having been carried out
some time ago and charged to
Fraser Street, where earth was re
quired for tilling purposes.
Re 64th Avenue Rough Grading.
Lot 5, Block 10, D. L. 658 : Recom j
mended that Mr. Watson's offer
with reference to thc grading of
the above Lot and the moving of
the building thereon to thc adjoin-
ihg Lot, be accepted.
Re 64th Avenue Rough Grading
Ward V : Recommended that 64th
Avenue be rough graded from
Main Street to Prince Edward
Street, and the cost charged to the
amount provided for street improvements in Bylaw No. 7. Estimated cost $250.
Re Main Street Plank Sidewalk.
Ward V : Recommended that a
plank sidewalk 8ft. wide be constructed on the west side of Main
Street from 63rd Avenue to a point
950ft. south, and the cost charged
to the amount provided in Bylaw
No. 4.    Estimated cost $500.
Re 48th Avenue. Ward I : Recommended that 48th Avenue from
Carleton Street to a point 600ft.
west he laid with corduroy of
cedar logs, and same covered with
gravel.    Estimated cost $600.
Re Weed Cutting, etc. : Recommended that $200 be provided for
cutting weeds and grass and clean
ing ditches in each Ward.
Re Resignation of Mr. Pugh and
Mr. Conway : Recommended that
resignations of Mr. D. Pugh, Foreman  of Ward  II,  and  Mr. A.  H.
Conway, Pay Roll Clerk, be referred to General Meeting, July 5.
Re Commercial Street Grading.
Ward II : Recommended (hat
Commercial Street be graded and
rucked, oil both sides of thc street
railway Iraeks, from the City
boundary to the northern boundary It. C. E. Railway track, and the
cost charged to the amount provided for street improvements in
Bylaw No. 7. Estimated cost
Re Three-plank Walks: Recommended that three-plank walks
be laid on the following sections
of streets, and the cost charged to
the amount provided in Bylaw No.
4 ;
Ward III : 39th Ave, south side, from
Ontario St. to 225ft. K. (225ft.), probable
cost $45.00.
Waul III : Ouellec St., both sides, from
34th Ave. to JMh Ave. (1100ft.), probable cost $220.00.
Ward III : ���Wth Ave., south side, from
Chester Si. lo Koss Si. (,1500ft.), probable
cost $300,011.
Ward fi : Nanaimo St., west side, from
4(,th Ave, to 50th Ave. (3274ft.), probable
cost $654.80.
Ward II : Beatrice St.. west side, from
45th Ave. to 51st Ave. (1775ft.), probable
cost $355.00.
Ward II : Ilrnce St., east side, from
48th Ave lo 51st Ave. (828ft.), probable
cost   $165.(ill.
Ward II : Argyle St., east side, from
48lh Ave. lo 43rd Ave. (1743ft.), probable cost   $348.60.
W.irrl II : Pleming St., cast side, from
48th Ave. to 43rd Ave. (1875ft.), probable
cost $375.00.
Ward II : Bruce St. both sides, from
43rd Ave. l��� 38lh Ave. (2862ft.), probable
cost  $572.40.
Ward II : 35th Ave. south side, from
Victoria Drive to Commercial (695ft.),
probable  cent   $130.00.
Making a total of $3175.40.
Re Clearing and Rough Grading
Streets : Recommended that the
following sections of streets be
cleared and rough graded, and the
cost charged to the amount provided for street improvements in
Bylaw No. 7 :
Ward II I Road between lilocks 11-15,
1). I��� 352, from Welwyn St. to Commercial   St., probable cost  $325.25.
Ward V : Duff St. (66ft.), from River
Rd. to' south limit of lllock N, (400ft.),
probable cost $400.00.
Ward V : Duff St. (33ft.), from lilock
N to II. C. E, Ry. track (280ft.), probable cost  $168.00.
Ward V : 60th Ave, from Prince Albert St. to Ross  St., probable cost  $1175.
Ward V : Windsor St., from 61st Ave.
to 59th Ave., probable cost $650.00.
Ward V : Beatrice St., from River Rd.
to  66th   Ave.,   probable  cost   $600.00.
Ward III : Inverness St., from 45th
Ave.  to 47th  Ave.,  probable cost  $575.00.
Ward II : 49th Ave., from Gladstone
St.  to  300ft.  west,   probable  cost  $300.00.
Ward II : Argyle St., from 32nd Ave.
to Welwyn St., probable cost $600.00.
Ward II : 31st Ave., from Knight St.
to  Dumfries St., probable cost $488.00.
Making a total of $5281.25.
Re Brucr; Street Rough Grading.
Ward II : Recommended that
Bruce Sheet be rough graded and
ditched from 43rd Avenue to 39th
Avenue, and thc cost charged to
thc amount provided for street im
provements in Bylaw No. 7. Estimated cost $1,340.
Re Dust Nuisance: Recommended that the principal thoroughfares bc sprinkled with a solution of calcium chloride, $500 to be
allowed from revenue for this pur
Re 48th Avenue Grading. Ward
II : Recommended that 48th
Avenue be graded from Victoria
Drive to Nanaimo Street, and the
cost charged to the amount provided for street improvements in
Bylaw No. 7. Estimated cost
Re Three-plank Walk.   Ward I :
Recommended lhat a three-plank
walk bc laid on the east side of the
first street west of Rupert Street
from Westminster Road to Horlcy
Road, and the cost charged to the
amount provided in Bylaw No. 4.
Estimated cost of walk and cross
ing. $154,
Re 31st Avenue Grading : Recommended that 31st Avenue .he
graded from St. Catherine's Slreel
to Knight Slreel, and the coll
charged to the amount provided
for street improvements in Bvlaw
No. 7,   Estimated cost $3,300.
Re Horse for Building Inspector :   Recommended   that   Police
Department's  horse he transferred
to the use of the Building Depart
ment, also that one extra horse and
one extra saddle be bought.
Re Stables Settling Tank :    Re
commended that the installation of
a settling tank at Municipal Stables
be left in the hands of the Building
and Plumbing Inspectors,
Re Westminster Road :   Recom
mended  that   thc   Engineer  be instructed to prepare permanent pro
file  of  Westminster    Road    from
Boundary  Road to Knight Road.
Re Mr. Harford's Building : Recommended that this matter be
laid over for two weeks.
Re Grading Knight Street : Recommended that the City of Vancouver be notified that South Vancouver Municipality agree to pay
one-half the cost of grading
Knight Street from 15th to 25th
Re Fire, Water and Light Committee's
Campbell���Third : That the Fire,
Water and Light Committee report of
July 4 bc read and considered.
Third���Campbell ;    That  the   Fire,
Water  and   Light   Committee   report
of July 4 bc  adopted as amended.
July 4, 1912
Re Ladders for Reaching Roofs
of Schools : Recommended that thc
question  of  placing ladders in  all
school grounds, for the purpose of
reaching   school   roofs  in   case   of
fire,   be    referred   to   the    School
Re Hose Keys : Recommended
that Chief be supplied with ten new
hose keys, same to be made at
Hoard of Works blacksmith shop
Re Nozzles for Hose Reels at
Substations : Recommended that
two new nozzles be bought at a
cost of $30.00 for two, exeln
sivc of shipment and duty.
Re Horses to be used with
Wagon. No. 3 Hall : Recommended that when repairs to No. 3 Hall
wagon are completed, the Chairman and Fire Chief be empowered
to act as to which horses shall be
used with same.
Re Half-inch Tips for Nozzles :
Recommended that the Chief be
authorized to order twelve half-
inch tips for nozzles.
Re Purchase of Horses : Recommended that the question of
thc purchase of another horse be
referred to General Meeting, July
Re Substitute in Cases of Sickness : Recommended that the
Chief arrange with his spare man
to take the place of captains off
ditty through  sickness.
Re Salary of Captains : Recommended that the question of the
increase of salaries of captains be
laid over until next meeting.
Re $11.50 Owing by W. Wright:
Recommended that this matter be
referred to Chief of Police to locate Mr. Wright and get the
money back.
Re Tenders for Uniforms : Recommended that this matter be left
in the hands of the Chairman and
Fire Chief with power to act.
Re Mr. Brereton's Salary : Recommended that Mr. Brereton's
salary be raised to $110 per month
from July 1.
Re Meter, Mr. Grimmett's Premises, River Road : Recommended
thai this matter bc left in the
hands of thc Water Superintendent.
Re Relief Man for Pumps : Recommended that Water Superintendent arrange for relief man for
men working on pumps one day
in every seven.
Re Electric Light at Mr. Vivian's Property : Recommended
that this matter bc referred to Mr.
Robinson to look into and report
Re   Health   Committee's   Report
Robinson���Elliott :        That      the
Health  Committee   Report   of July 4
bc  read and  considered.      Carried.
Robinson���Elliott : That thc
Health Committee Report of July 4
he adopted. Carried.
July 4, 1912
Re Collection of Fees for Removal of Garbage : Recommended
that lhe Health Inspector take
steps to collect fees for the removal
of garbage from the property of Mr.
Shirley, sen., and also from all
others who refuse to pay after having applied for the removal of rubbish from their property.
Re Box Drain, 16th Avenue : Recommended that box drain bc continued from 122 16th Avenue to
the comer of Quebec Street.
Re Accounts : Recommended
that the following accounts be
paid :
J. A. Barber  $5.40
Water   Account      2.00
Re Ditch on West Side of Victoria Road : Recommended that
the Engineer have ditch on wesl
side of Victoria Road cleaned out
to a distance of 300 feet south of
McGarrigle Street.
Re  Finance  Committee's  Report
Robinson���Elliott :    That the Finance Committee report  of July 5 he
read and considered.
Robinson���Elliott I That the Finance Committee report of July 5 be
July 5, 1912
Re   Pay   Rolls  and   Accounts:
Recommended that  the    following
Pay Rolls and Accounts be paid :
Pay Roll-
Crusher   No.   1
Crusher   No.   2
l-'ire  Dcpt	
Ward   1   	
Ward   II        8982.90
Ward   III        9689.65
Ward   IV          7092.35
Water Works C. C.
Water Works M. V..
Staff          3699.20
Men    employed    in
Land  Registry   ..       125.50
$ 4500.85
General     12758.33
Water   Works      2902.86
Hoard of  Works   ., 9130.85
$ 3824.70
Re Dr. Swennerton's Expenses :
Recommended that Dr. Swennerton be paid the sum of $15 per
head for the purchase and disposal
of horses for the Municipality.
Re Donation to Victorian Order
of Nurses : Recommended that
the Victorian Order of Nurses be
paid the sum of $250 on account of
donation of $500.
Re Municipal Athletic Ground :
Recommended that the Engineer
bring in an estimate for clearing,
grading and rolling Municipal
Athletic Ground.
Re Awnings for Municipal Hall :
Recommended   that   Edward   Lip-
(Continued on  Page 7)
Protect Your Health
This is the season of the year when every precaution should be taken to preserve health and conserve energy.
Protect your doors and windows by adding
minimize labor and exertion by using ELECTRIC
Our lines of Screen Doors and Windows, Electric
Irons, Electric Stoves, Coal Oil Stoves and Refrigerators are unsurpassed, at prices that are right.
G. E. McBride & Co.
Corner Sixteenth Avenue and Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 899
Corner 49th Ave. and Fraser Street
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thorne  Metal  Store  Front  Bars,  Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Port Alberni Town Lots and
Alberni Lands
We handle nothing else
Write or see us for information and prices
The Manitoba Loan & Investment Co.
309 Dominion Trust Building
That matters is Printing that carries your
message clearly and concisely in a beautiful
form. <J Such printing is being done daily
by the Greater Vancouver Presses, Cor. 30th
and Main. ^Telephone Fairmont 1874.
<J They can do yours that way. You will
that will pay you
Cedar Cottage Sales Stable
David McMillan ��� - Proprietor
Authorized Capital, $2,000,000
A general banking business conducted at all branches.
Special attention given to savings deposits.   Interest
allowed on savings accounts.
Cedar Cottage Branch
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds.     Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
South Vancouver
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE, 5-room Bungalow, near
Main Street. Cash $300; balance $30 per month, including interest.
ONTARIO STREET : 6-room House, in good district, at
a snap price for a few days. Cash $800; balance to
23rd AVENUE SNAP : Fine Lot, close to Ontario Street;
size 33x148ft., to lane. Price only $1,500. One-quarter cash; balance 1, 2, and 3 years.
MAIN STREET : 44 feet, near 16th Avenue, at a snap.
Cash $5,000; balance 1 to 5 years.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 Main Street      P. O. Box 40      Phone : Fairmont 822
Phone : Fairmont 1514
MacHaffie & Good fellow
A Full Line of Chicken Feed
Comer 26th Avenue and Main Street
Vancouver, B. C.
South Vancouver
River Road, Ontario Street and B. C. Electric Railway Trackage.
Lots all cleared and graded. Terms : One-sixth cash, balance
over three years.
River Road and Government Road, subdivision of thc southerly
portion of Block 15, District Lots 330 and 331. River Road Lots,
$800 each. Sixty-ninth Avenue Lots, $500 and $450 each.
Terms : One-fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
For Plans, Price List and Particulars apply
London ^British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For Sale Purchased
House  Property in  West  End,  Fairview,  Grandview,  Mount
Pleasant and Kitsilano
The Beer Without a Peer
Phone :   Fairmont 429
Cedar Cottage Comments
What's in a Name?���Discussion Over
New Schools
Four new schools are about to be
erected in the municipality, and last
Friday night the School Trustees
spent a long time discussing as to
what their names shall bc. The result was as follows :
Sexsmith  School, at  the  corner of
Sixty-first and Ontario Street; Secord
School,     Victoria     Road;     Norquay
School,     Ferguson     Road;     Gordon j
School,  Ferris  Road.
Plans for these four schools were i
submitted by Mr. J. II. Bowman, ar-1
chitect, and tenders will be advertised j
for at once.
Trustee Michelmore moved, Trustee Neelands seconded, and it was
agreed, "In consideration of existing
circumstances it is deemed advisable
that when this hoard requires legal
assistance or advice the services on a
firm other than thc one now employ
ed be secured."
Subsequently thc question of employing an independent solicitor who
shall devote his whole services to thc
work of the municipality was considered, and it was decided to wait
upon the Municipal Council to ask
| them to consider the appointment of
I a municipal solicitor.
It was then moved by Trustee Nee-
j lands,   seconded   by   Trustee   McAr-
[ tlutr, anil agreed, that the secretary be
authorized   to   draw   a     warrant     in
I favor  of   Messrs.   Harris,   Bull,   Han-
I nington   &   Mason   for   the   sum   of
I $12,000, being the balance on account
of purchase of the south half of block
13,  lots  25-32,  D.  L.  664,  from   the
Harrison  estate.
The Hoard decided to call for tenders for clearing and grading the
grounds r,f the Lord Selkirk, Sir
William Van Home, the Walter Moberley and Sir Richard McBride
Schools, and to ask for applications
from men competent to superintend
the work.
*    *    ��
Cedar   Cottage  Man  Not   Guilty
Norman A. McPherson was before
the Police Magistrate on Wednesday
morning on a charge of having wil
fully neglected to prevent the spread
of a fire on the property situated at
the corner of Commercial Street and
the B. C. F.lectric interurban car track
on June 8 last. This case has created
some interest because of the fact that
on the occasion of the alleged neglect a shack belonging to Mrs. Mary
Elizabeth Ecton, an old negro woman,
was burned and a number of fowls
perished in the flames. Evidence was
given by Fire Chief Wand and Captain A. Price as to the fire brigade be
ing called to extinguish the fire, and
Mrs. Ecton told a long story concern-
ing the efforts which had been made
during the past six years to move her
from the property. The Magistrate
dismissed the case.
* * ��
At Brockton Point, on Saturday,
Cedar Cottage scored a victory over
Vancouver Seconds by 16 runs. The
captain's 33 runs were easily the
best of the 102 scored by the visiting
team, while C. lllingworth, in taking
nine wickets fur 50 runs, showed some
brilliant bowling. R. K. McRoberts
ably assisted in bringing about this
result with some splendid fielding,
making five very difficult catches. The
rest of lhe team's fielding was rathe-
poor. The home team were somewhat handicapped through the absence of some of their regular players, j
but nevertheless put up a good contest.   The scores were as follows :
Cedar Cottage
Reed���c McRoberts, b lllingworth. 8
Goddard���c   McRoberts,    b   lllingworth     9 |
Phillips���c  Peters,  b  Crane     0
Royston���c  McRoberts,    b    lllingworth    1J2
Stephens���c    McRoberts,    b lllingworth    5
Seymour���b lllingworth     5
Roper���c McRoberts, b lllingworth 3
Jones���b   lllingworth     10 |
I'lowerdew���c  Guild,  b  lllingwortli33
Brooks���b lllingworth  10!
Horland���not   out     2
Extras     5
Now, Here is a Chance for You!
Here is a Homesite with a view over the North Arm of the Fraser and
the arable areas at Lulu Island that will cause you to rise every
morning and thank God you are alive.
It is a Lot thirty-four feet wide, occupied at present by two fine
This Lot is at the top of the North Arm slope���on Rosenburg Road���
half-a-block from busy Main Street.
Six hundred and fifty will pot it in your wife's name���a few hundred
will  build a cosy bungalow on it���raise a few chickens, some
garden stuff and roses.
R. J. McLauchlan
4443 Main St.
Phone : Fair. 317
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
Phone : Seymour 330
We  carry everything  in  the  Liquor  Line
No order too small, and none too large for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Bowling Analysis-
O. M.
6 0
14.3 0
2 0
J.   Crane   	
C   lllingworth
C.   Guild   	
F. G. Mahon      4     I
R.   K.  McRoberts..    3     0
Vancouver Seconds
Guild���b   Reed    	
Mahon-* Reed  	
McRoberts���c  and  b  Jones
Crane���run   out   	
. 1
Home���b Stephens   3
Roden���b   Stephens       0
Peters���b  Reed    11
|(,,lt,,n���c  Goddard,  b  Stephens... 0
McNeil���not   out      2
Ratnsden���b  Seymour     0
lllingworth���c   Roper,  b  Seymour. 0
Extras     3
Child's Tub Dresses
New Gingham Dresses, trimmed with lace and" embroidery.
Sizes 2 to 4 years.   75c and $1.00.
Swiss Spot Muslin Dresses, lace and insertion trimming. 75c
and $1.00.
Silk Lisle Hose offering. 10 doz. Child's Silk Lisle Hose, in
tans, black, white, and sky. Sizes 5, 6, and 7. Regular 35c.
Special 25c per pair.
Women's Lisle Gloves, in black, white, tan, and gray. Special
50c per pair.
Long Gloves in Lisle and Silk, black or white. 50c and 75c
per pair.
Xew Summer Neckwear for Women, in Jabots, Stock Collars.   25c and 50c each.
Wash Belts, white.   Regular 35c for 25c each.
Oxford Cash Store
Cor. Knight and Westminster Roads
South Vancouver Council
(Continued from Page 6)
: Hands  Across  the  Sea :
Paragraphs on the Fusion of Interests of Greater Vancouver
and the Home-land
sett's quotation of $110 for nineteen awnings to be supplied and
fixed at Municipal Hall be accepted.
Re Fatal Accident to Mrs. Tomp-
kinson : Recommended that communication from Mr. Tompkinson
re his wife's decease be referred to
To know and appreciate what it
must mean to have had sixty years of
wedded bliss one must have gone
through it, in thc same way as Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Noble. The former
came from Ireland; the latter is Canadian born, and in a few days they will
celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. Old man Noble���he is
eighty-four years of age, but he looks
younger���is as proud of the achievement as if he owned the earth. The
Irish are a race who are notorious for
their longevity, thanks to thc simple
and clean life they lead. But the
Canadians are such hustlers that it is
a wonder his partner in life���she con-
i fessed the other day to 79���has been
able to come through thc mill in the
way she has done. Since he left the
green sod Mr. Noble has never returned to the land that gave him birth, and
it is not at all probable he will make
the attempt to cross the Atlantic now.
It is a safe thing to say, however,
that from no part of thc habitable
globe will he receive such hearty
congratulations as from that tight
little island that lies in the northeast
of what sailormcn in thc Old Country
call the western ocean. May they see
thc fifth generation.
* *    *
To many people residing in Vancouver, not to mention Western
Canada, there will bc some consolation in the thought that in future the
liners that cross and rccross the Atlantic year after year will bc obliged
to have a full complement of lifeboats, sufficient for the number of
passengers carried. Rut it is small
consolation to know that more than
fifty per cent, of thc ships have not
the accommodation for the boats.
How many anxious ones in thc Terminal City and thc surrounding districts waited with bated breath
for thc intelligence that would relieve
them of their anxiety regarding their
friends and dear ones, or would plunge
them into the depths of despair to
know that those for whose coming
they had waited had taken the final
plunge with the ocean leviathan
through two miles of sea. The finding of the British Court of Inquiry
contained one strong point that cannot fail to appeal to many thousands
who have had to brave the perils of
the Atlantic���namely, that the regulations of the Board of Trade are as
out of date as a one-horse street car
nowadays, and the probability is
that drastic steps will be adopted to
enforce the finding of the court which
has just concluded its sittings.
* *   *
Blood, fire, murder, and sudden
death were to be thc order of the day
in dear old Belfast on the occasion
of the annual parade of the Orangemen on the Twelfth. Such dire calamities, however, failed to materialize,
for the simple reason that there was
never any chance of their coming off.
When spoken to by the representative of "The Chinook" as to thc justification for the request by the R.
C. Bishop of Belfast for military protection, a  prominent  member  of  the
contract for clearing and grading
McMillan Street from Ontario Street
to Bridge Street for the sum of
$1,328.25. Carried.
Re Grading 43rd Avenue
Elliott���Campbell : That the tender
of J. M. Clemens be accepted for
grading of 43rd Avenue from Victoria
Street to Wales Street. Amount of
tender $5,000. Carried.
Re Assistant  Foreman for  Ward  V
Campbell���Elliott : That the appointment of Robert Wiggins as As-
Orange Order, once a resident of the
capital   of   Ulster,   said     the    whole
thing was a move to bring discredit
on  the Order, and  added   that there
never was the slightest possibility of
a conflict between  the opposing parties  provided   both     sides    kept    to!
their own district.    In order to ascertain the views of the other side, the
reporter   made   investigations  in   the
other quarter, and was informed that
if   the   clergy  would   only  leave  the
people to their own devices, and al-j
low  them  to  pursue  the  even  tenor
of their way, riots would be a thing
of  thc  past  in   Ireland's  commercial :
metropolis.    It will thus be seen that
there is a consensus of opinion on a |
matter that is all-important    to    the j
people of that country, and that   out
here    the   movements   of   both   sides
are being eagerly watched.    In  British   Columbia  party  disturbances  are i
unknown,  yet   the   parties  are  about
evenly  balanced.    The   conditions  in I
the West are, however, different.    It!
is a pity they don't exist where they i
arc most required.
Rumors   have   been   again   revived I
that  Sir  Richard  McBride intends to i
again   pay  a   visit   to   England.    Ostensibly  his visit  will  bc  undertaken i
in   connection   with   thc  vexed  qucs-
tion of the franchise of    the    B. C. I
Electric,  but  it  may  not  he  discon- j
nected with the views that are being
placed   before   the   Imperial   Council
of Defence just now. As representing
the  premier  province  of the  Dominion,   it   has   often     been     questioned
why     "Dick"     did     not     wait     in
England to take a part in the deliberations.    British Columbia is possessed
of a long stretch of coastline.    So is
the eastern part of Canada, but from
a   strategical   point   of   view   British j
Columbia is thc  top dog.    However,'
all this is getting away from the question  as to what the  motive for his
second visit to England is.    Perhaps
he will come back as Lord Vancouver
or Lord Nanaimo.   Who knows?
Health Inspector to report upon
Re Claim of Mr. Shell :   Recom-1 sristani Foreman for Ward V be con-
mended that Mr. Shell be granted < ���ed'   dutlcs   comme��clilB  JulV   4,
1V12. Carried.
Re Dr. Swennerton's Account
Elliott���Robinson :   That   the   account  of  Dr.   L.   D.   Swennerton   for
Re Tenders for Clearing and Grading ! $1=0.00 . for    services    rendered    in
the sum of $40, covering damages j
done by firemen when fighting fire ;
at corner of 47th Avenue and 1st
Third���Campbell : That tenders
for clearing and grading be now
opened. Carried.
purchasing horses be paid.   Carried.
Re Account of L. S. Green
Elliott���Robinson : That    the
Re Bylaw No. 3, to Amend Health!count   ?f   L-   :f: J3/,""   for   driIline
Bylaw No. 1
Campbell���Third : That amendment No. 3 to Health Bylaw No. 1 be
reconsidered and finally passed and
the seal of the Corporation be attached thereto. Carried.
Re   Plans   and   Subdivisions
amounting to $396.67 and dated July
4, 1912, be paid. Carried.
Re Board of Works Clerk
Campbell���Third : That Engineer
Clement be authorised to appoint a
Board of Works Clerk to fill vacancy created by acceptance of A. N.
Conway's resignation. Carried.
Robinson���Elliott:    That   plan   of',,    .   .   ���    ���     .     TT ,,      ,    _
subdivision of Lots 1 A, 1 and 2, Block I Ke   Lot   '< TT"?"�� THa,f   of   South
14, D. L. 50, be approved and signed.
Half D. L. 719
Campbell���Third : That Clerk issue
Robinson���Elliott : That plan of I =he.q"= covering final payment on Lot
subdivision of Lots 1, 2, 35, 36, 37 ' 7U ln "��r2}n ha,f of t,,e south half of
and 61  in  subdivision  of  Blocks 24, i U' ** 719- Carried.
25, and 26, D. L. 331, Ward I, be ap- j Re Grading 29th Avenue
proved and signed, subject to the I Third���Campbell : That P. O. Ber-
width of road allowance fronting on [ glund be awarded the contract for
B. C. E. Railway being shown on : grading 29th Avenue from Knight
plan. Carried.      Street to Ross Street for $2,278.
Robinson���Elliott :    That   plan   of Carried.
subdivision   of   Blocks  8.  9,  and   10, Re Annexation
D. L. 37, Ward I, be approved and Campbell���Third : That the Asses-
signed. Carried,    'sor confer with the Assessor of City
Robinson���Elliott ���     That   plan   oflof Vancouver and furnish this Coun-
subdivision of Lots 3 and 4, Block 86, j cil with comparative statement ccver-
D. L. 36-51, be approved and signed,   j ing assessment in  City and  Munici-
Carried.      pality. Carried.
Campbell-Third :     That   plan   of !     Re Horse for BuUding Tnspector
proposed subdivisions of Lots  11,  12, j     .....  ,     ���  ,. ,���, ,
13, and 14, in the resubdivision of Elliott���Robinsoni: That the pur-
Lots 9. 10, 16, 17, 18 and 19, D. L. 330|^,,a?cro! horse for Building Inspector
��� ������������� 'be left in the hands of Dr. Swenner
ton and Chairman of Fire, Water and
Light Committee, with power to act.
Cool and Cosy
Visitors to the popular Temple
Theatre, Main and 26th Avenue, are
delighted with the comfortable temperature maintained at this favorite
family resort. The ventilating system is perfect, and patrons can enjoy the excellent programme provided
free from the stuffiness and heat
which prevail in most places of entertainment at this season of the year.
A high-class picture service is provided nightly, and there are few
places in the city where an hour can
be more pleasantly and profitably
spent. The management show appreciation of the liberal patronage by
extending every courtesy and attention to their patrons.
Miss Rhoda McGregor, 27th and Ontario Street, left for Merritt, B. C. on
Wednesday morning to spend the
summer with her sister at that place.
and 331, bc approved and signed.
Robinson���Elliott :    That  plan    of
subdivision   of   cast   half   of   N.   W.
quarter,  D.  L.  333,  Ward  I, bc ap-        Re Purchase of Crushed Rock
proved   and   signed. Carried. Third-Campbell:     That   the   En-
ElllOtt���Robinson : That plan of igillccr purcna8e 5,000 feet of crushed
subdivision of Lot 4 of Block 5, D. L. rock from Champion & White at $1.50
152, be approved and signed. , per wardj f ab our Dullkers
Re Orangemen's Day
Thomas���Campbell :        That      all j
Orangemen   in  the  employ    of    the'
municipality  be  given  permission   to
be  absent  from  work  on  July  12  if
they wish  to  do  so  to join  in  the
celebrations. Carried.
Re Pay Roll���Ward V
Campbell���Third :  That  Pay  Roll
Re Loans Rate Bylaw 1912
Elliott���Robinson : That South
Vancouver Loans Rate Bylaw 1912
be reconsidered and finally passed and
the seal of the Corporation attached
thereto. Carried.
Re School Loans Rate Bylaw 1912
Campbell���Third :      That     South
Ward V, amounting to $12,326.35, be  }ca,,}couver Sch.��o1 *roa"s Rate Bylaw
paid. Carried
Re Resignations of Mr. Pugh and Mr.
That the resignations of D.  Pugh
and Arthur N. Conway be accepted.
Re Foreman for Ward II
Elliott���Robinson : That the Clerk
be  instructed  to  advertise    for    applicants for  the position    of    Ward
foreman in Ward II at a wage of $4.25
per day, applications to be in hands
of Clerk at 12 noon, July 15.
Re  Clearing and Grading McMillan
Third���Campbell:   That   F.   Mot-
ridge   &   Company  be  awarded   the
1912 be reconsidered and finally passed and the seal of the Corporation attached thereto. Carried.
Rate Bylaw 1912
Third���Campbell : That South Vancouver Rate Bylaw 1912 be reconsidered and finally passed and the
seal of the Corporation attached thereto. Carried.
Re School Rate Bylaw 1912
Elliott���Robinson : That South
Vancouver School Rate Bylaw 1912
be reconsidered and finally passed and
the seal of the Corporation attached
thereto. Carried.
Certified correct,
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
Powe's Furnishing Store
On account of limited space, we are sacrificing our present
lines of boots, shoes, hats, and caps
To make room for a large line of new goods soon to arrive.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Equipped with up-to-date machinery.
Every order receives our prompt attention.
First-class work done.
J. Shaw
E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
All Kinds of Building Material
Dealers in Lumber, Brick, Sand, Lime, Gravel, Taeoma Plaster,
Satin Spar, Etc.
A 33ft. Lot on Westminster Road, at Ferguson, with fine new
5-room Bungalow, set back, allowing for store on front. $4,200.
Terms Arranged.
Black &  McDonnell
418 Abbott Street Phone : Sey. 637?
Branch Office : Westminster and Wales Rd.
Phone :  Collingwood 52
Vancouver Brokerage Ltd.
Fifth Floor Holden Building, Vancouver B. C.
Phones :  Seymour 4245 and 9167
Homes built to suit purchasers, on easy terms
A House and Lot, close to Patterson Station, for $700. $100
cash; balance over 3 years.
Lot close to Central Park Station, close to School and Post Office.
Size 70x165ft. Price $670. Terms, one-fifth cash; balance over 3
years.   This is $300 below value.
Acreage and Lots.    Best buys can he obtained from
Are You Going Away?
You want your Household Goods packed and shipped, or stored.
You want first-class work at reasonable cost. YOU WANT US.
Phone Seymour 8316.or 5221 and end your worries.
Cummings Packing & Forwarding Co.
Office : 1130 Homer  Warehouses : 1134 Homer and 852 Cambie
::    Collingwood Notes
Westminster Road Paving
On Tuesday evening a meeting was
held at the Carleton School by the
Westminster Road Improvement As
iociltion, presided over by Mr. A. P.
Black, president, who made a statement regarding the progress made
with the signing of a petition which
had been circulated among property-
Mr. A. P. Black, the chairman, reported on the progress of lhe signing
of the petition, and stated that there
were already twenty per cent, of the
ratepayers on the list, and that this
was a sufficient number, in his opinion,
to warrant them going to the Board
of Works and a*king them to put
through the hylaw winch will enable
those in charge to proceed with the
work. As has been stated before, the
grant which the government gave to
the two municipalities was foregone
by Burnaby, and the whole amount
was then given to East Collingwood,
the total amounting to $70,000.
A committee was appointed to go
to thc Board of Works at their next
meeting and report on the progress
which the association has made. Mr.
Black stated it was the general Opinion that now that 20 per cent, of the
signatures had been obtained there
would bc no difficulty in getting the
remainder of the fifty-one per cent,
required.  This  was  all   the  business
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Sunday School Picnic
On Wednesday, in glorious weather,
the children attending Knox Presbyterian Church had their annual picnic in Stanley Park, accompanied by
their parents and friends. Special
cars left Collingwood at 9.30 a.m. and
picked up at Karls Road and Beacons-
licld. The Rev. G. C. F. Pringle and
Mrs Pringle accompanied the
party and took an active interest in
the day's proceedings. The children
anil all present had a right royal time
under thc shade of the noble trees
with which Stanley Park is studded.
An al fresco tea was provided, various games were indulged in, and the
parents had thc satisfaction of knowing that the little ones had spent
what will in all probability be one
of the happiest days in their lives.
The return home was made in the
cool ol the evening in safety.
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Firemen's  Sports
An excellent programme has been
arranged lor the annual sports under
the auspices of lhe South Vancouver
Win-men's Association, on August 24.
There are not less than twelve events,
the first one of which will be open.
Over $100 has been contributed for
prizes,   and   the   various   committees
! are working hard to make the sports
: a success.
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The Recent Fire
Wc understand that the rebuilding
of the premises belonging to Mr.  R.
Flack, who keeps a gentlemen's dry-
\ goods store on the Westminster Road,
are about to be rebuilt���in  fact, the
\ work will commence this week.    The
contractors  are   Messrs.     Parker    &
Allen, which is a guarantee that the
contract will be satisfactorily carried
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New Stores
New stores arc to bc erected at thc
corner of Green Road and Westminster Road. It is expected that the
contract will be let in a few days.
A physician who can afford to be
frank is a rarity. There are. however,
a few to be found. The other day a
prominent physician said to as equally
prominent patient, "Send away your
laundress for a few weeks, and do
your own washing. That will cure
you more effectively than anything
I can prescribe." Women of the
wealthier classes, as a rule, are horrified at the idea of washing clothes.
They forget that many of their
mothers and grandmothers did it, and
did not consider the labor menial. In
this new country hundreds spring
quickly into wealth, and do not learn
to adjust themselves to their new
conditions. The preservation of
health demands work, and the women
who complain of too much flesh and
too many nerves need to get busy.
It is not necessary to go away from
home in order to have summer joys
and gain summer health; that is, if
you have a back verandah which you
can afford to screen in, or a backyard
in which you can put up a tent. Outdoor air is quite as accessible at home
as in the woods, though it may not
be laden with thc perfume of balsam
and fern.
The phrase "The bride was given
away by her father," originally meant
that the father transferred a piece of
property, a chattel mortgage, to
another man. Now it means, simply,
that the daughter is given by the
father into the care and keeping of
another. Thc custom has a certain
sweetness about it���the thought "I
have reared and cared for and loved
this child, and now 1 place her happiness and well-being in your hands "
Why quarrel with tlie expression? It
does no harm to keep a few historical
land marks. Women arc no longer
"given away" except by their own
express wish.
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There is now no dissenting voice
from the opinion that flies���that is,
thc ordinary house flics���arc always
a danger, and are frequently a serious
menace to health. Many a summer
complaint, as the diarrhoea] diseases
of the summer time have so often
been called, many an attack of cholera blamed on some food material or
the heat or ice water or ice cream, is
really due to thc fact that flies have
been carrying infectious material or
decomposing matter from the garbage cans to food, or from decaying
organic material of some kind into
milk and other culture media on which
microhes grow very rapidly. Children are particularly susceptible to the
deleterious influence of flies. Their
food needs to bc protected from the
pervasive insects just as carefully as
possible. It is probable that the
house fly has been responsible for the
serious illness and even the deaths of
more city children than any other
agent that we know. This is not an
exaggeration; it is simply the story,
the plain, unvarnished tale of what
we have found to he true from the investigations of the last few years. Thc
fly is literally a pest, and may readily
become a plague bearer.
Eighty cents a quart is the market
quotation for dead flies in Williamsburg, Va., and under this incentive
nearly every one in the city is waging
a disastrous war upon the little pest.
Sixteen millions have been killed
there during the last two weeks. Who
will organize a fly-catching demonstration in Vancouver?
Two miles a minute doesn't satisfy
the motor and aero scorchers; they
must go still faster. And so a machine
has been got up to make a speed of
twelve miles a minute. At least it
does that on paper. Such crowds of
interested people have interfered with
it every time it has been tested that
there has been no chance to really
let it out and show what it can do.
The call of the mountains to some
people, and the call of the beaches to
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sunny summer of 1911 must make the
present one a record for roses.
Further argument in favor of exposing the stems to weather and relieving foliage congestion is that insect and other pests can be reached
with the syringe with greater ease
and less insecticide. Huge clumps of
foliage always harbor pests; there
they arc safe from the gardener's
syringe and from sun and rain. Nature's sunshine and downpours are disturbing to insects, so why not give
weather a chance of helping in cleaning our rose trees?
Apropos of weather versus pests,
an expert gardener was telling us that
his climbing roses arc always much
cleaner than those in neighboring
nurseries. The reason he gives is
autumn pruning. He says, "by exposing the ster* to the influences of
weather, my climbers do not shelter
insects during the winter; not only
that, winter weather destroys those
which are there already." This man
prunes the main shoots of ramblers
and those climbers which only bear
once directly the blossom has faded,
and then cuts back all the side shoots
in October. All other climbing roses
he prunes in October or November,
not only taking out the exhausted
wood, but cutting back thc side shoots
as well. Ramblers, polyanthas, Wic-
lutrianas are sometimes thick with
foliage the greater part of the winter,
and any rose on a wall is much more
leafy in winter-time than as a bush
or standard. This is why the climbers
might he pruned in autumn. Bushes
and standards pass the winter denuded of leaf; and as they are in the open
and without the protection of a wall
or fence in spring, they must not bc
pruned until March and April, else thc
basal buds will break too early and
he nipped by frost or spoiled through
The Vegetable Garden
Thc black fly is the serious pest
to which broad beans are subject. In
its early stages tbe cure is limpid indeed. All that has to he done is to
cut away the infested shoots about
three inches below thc point of attack, and burn the shoots. Unfortunately, the majority of gardeners wait
until the insect has thoroughly got
hold of thc rows. They do this with
given fly and rose maggots, although
knowing that prevention is far less
trouble than cure.
To clear a row of beans from the
black lly is practicable, and must bc
accomplished at once. For a start,
cut away as much of the tops as may
he done without unduly dwarfing the
haulms and so reducing thc weight
of the crop. Broad beans always need
Stopping, as, unchecked, they would
ramble to a height of six to eight
feet, and at thc expense of fruiting.
Much of the fly will have now been
transferred to the kitchen range, and
the second curative step is saturating
the soil with pure water. There is
nothing like wet soil for getting an
infested line of beans into a clean and
healthy state.
Thirdly, we will give several reliable
recipes for destroying tbe fly upon
the remaining shoots, and the reader
can make his choice. A favorite
remedy of the writer's is muddy
water. Ohtain some very sticky
mould and mix it into a thick solution.
Then, with a large and soft paint
brush, coat the pest-ridden shoots,
beans, and leaves with the liquid mud.
They will be suffocated, and fresh inroads prevented while this natural insecticide is upon the plants. More
sightly washes may be had in quassia
chips and soft soap, or the many
patent insecticides. Soap suds, the
contents of the wash-tub, if applied
every several days, will keep plants
free from attack. Soapy water is a
sure preventive, but something
stronger is often necessary at first.
others, is here in ubiquitous abundance. Everybody���almost���is making plans to spend the week-end, a
week, a month, or a whole summer,
"close to Nature" in the wilds of the
mountains or along the ocean's strand.
CI 1 ��� 1
is Going to be the Centre
of a Great City
Prices in this district will advance and advance, and
then advance, and we will think with wonder of the
time that we could buy at present prices.
Share the prosperity of this district by buying a lot in
one of our new subdivisions.
317 Pender West
Collingwood East
Beaver Lands Ltd.
Successors to the Collingwood Land Company
Real Estate and Insurance
Head Office
505 Richards St.
Collingwood East
2653 4th Ave. W., Kitsilano
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
(Clements & Tufnail)
Dealers in
Collingwood West Station
Get our prices before placing your order.   First-class work.
Prompt delivery.   Estimates most cheerfully furnished.
No. 1 Road and Grant (Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash
payment. These lots are cleared, and some have been
resold at nearly double thc price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near Park Avenue.
Cleared. Splendid Business Site. Away below market
The widening and paving of Westminster Road are now
an assured fact, and prices will soon be on the jump. Get
in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Phone :  Collingwood 13R
Pioneer Transfer Co.
Phone: Collingwood 32
Screen Doors and Windows
Add to thc comfort of your home and save doctors' bills by equipping your house with screen doors and windows. Our stock is large,
and prices right.
Furnish your kitchen from a large shipment of cooking utensils
which have just been received.
C. B. FEARNEY ForZr%Z?��b*
Riverview Realty Co.
We believe in the destiny of South Vancouver. We believe that Fraser Street is the natural commercial centre
of South Vancouver. We will give you our reasons for
this belief if you call upon us.
J. L. EVANS, Manager
Corner of Fraser Street and Ferris Road
Before having; your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders pronptly attended to The price is right SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912
Unique  Cafe
49th and  Fraser  Street
Remodelled  and tinder  new management.
Xovv the most up to dale in South Vancouver.
MEALS���25c. and up
Have you tried ICK CREAM SODAS from
our automatic electric car bona tor?
"Nothing But  the  Best"
Fine Displays Promised for
Third Vancouver Exhibition
Exhibits from all   Parts of  Western Canada to be Shown���
Exhibition to Open  August   10
Mr. and Mrs. W. K.
Ontario, have come to
John Street.
Wilson, from
reside at 4510
The Third Annual Vancouver Exhibition, which opens at Hastings
I'ark in that cily on August II), and
runs until August 17, will have as
comprehensive and varied a showing of exhihits as any annual show of
this description in the Dominion of
Taking each section of the big fair
one by one, they will he Rika to
capacity with exhihits from all park
of Western Canada. The slock
shown will he the belt that money
can buy, anil the horst-s at the horse
show arc some of the finest in America.    The  horse  fanciers  of  the  Tel
he shipped to Vancouver. Through
the energy of II. I!. Brown, and the
co operation of many mining men in
British Columbia, Iln- mineral display
i- now known as one of the most com
ph-te shown at any fair in the Dominion Hundreds of mining men,
owners, operators and prospector-,
congregate at the grounds each year
on tlu- lookout for something good
from the newly discovered claims,
whose owners an- anxious to get in
contact with the men interested. A
prominent mining company of New
York will have an expert present during  the  show  with  orders  to gather
W. C. McKim
A. Hamilton
Phone : Fairmont 801
G. Hopkins
South Vancouver Specialists
City Heights P. O.
The Industrial Building
For a fine assortment of Bedding Plants, also Hanging Baskets,
Tubs and Roses.
Phone :   Fairmont 817R
minal City have made a name for
themselves in regard to the quality
of their stock, and the annual horse
shows which have been held in Vancouver are said to be equal to any
i in America, with thc exception of
New York City.
Agricultural and horticultural displays will be a strong item in the
make-up of the show. The districts
of liritish Columbia arc entering in
competition for a large rash prize and
diplomas, and the best produced will
in any sample shown that looks good,
and   follow  the  matter up.
Two crowning features will bc the
driving matinees, which will be held
on tin- half-mile track daily for prizes
aggregating $21,500, and the motor
show of the li. C. Motor Trades As
sociation. The fastest horses on the
Pacific Northwest Circuit have been
entered for the driving, and an aver-
age of six races a day with from fif
teen to twenty entries will be the
rule.     Every   firm     in     the    .Motor
Hay, Grain and Poultry Supplies
Daily Delivery to South Vancouver and Central Park
Phone : Fairmont 186     2471 Westminster Road, Cor. Broadway
The Agricultural Building
Flying Machines and Speed  Motor Boats
to be Manufactured in Vancouver
by the Helic Aerio Navigation
Company Limited
The day is rapidly approaching when "travel
by air" will be as popular as automobile or
With the introduction of the
aerial navigation has been made safe. The great
danger to life and limb is the only obstacle that
has kept "flying" from being one of the popular
The Helicplane has three safety attachments,
each of which works independently of thc other,
and each "safety" is capable by itself of saving
the machine from destruction in the event of
Another great advantage that the Helicplane has that no other machine can boast of, is
its power to make a perpendicular ascent without
a running start being necessary. It can also
make a straight descent.
These two features of thc Helicplane���that
is. perfect safety and its power to make a perpendicular ascent���place it above any other machine
on the market today, for no other machine has
either of these advantages.
The Hydroplane Skipper
is a speed boat capable of covering 35 miles an
hour. It is equipped with a 75H.P. 6-cylinder 6in.
stroke engine." Speed boating is a most fascinating sport, and is bound to bc popular in Vancouver where such wonderful boating facilities
The Helic Aerio Navigation Co. Ltd. are
going to
Manufacture in Vancouver
both the Helicplane and the Hydroplane Skipper.
This means an industry for Vancouver that
will be a monopoly. There will be no competition, for the Helicplane is the only safe machine
on the market.
Besides selling these machines, the company
intend giving flying exhibits and entering their
speed boats in the large races on the coast where
handsome cash prizes are given.
A firm in thc States operated 7 machines in
giving flying exhibits and cleaned up over $1,-
000,000 gross profits in one years. Parmalce and
Turpin, the "bird men" who were in Vancouver
recently, made $10,000 for one day's flying. This
will convey some idea of the wonderful possibilities of this unique business.
Aerial navigation is going to be thc wonder
of the twentieth century, and the manufacturing
of air machines will be a great industry like the
The Helic Aerio Navigation Co. Ltd. are
capitalised at only $200,000.
A few weeks ago they placed 30,000 shares
on the market at par value $1.
Special Offer
We have 5000 shares that we are selling at $1.25.
After July 6 this price will be raised. Look into
our proposition at once. You will want to buy
when you realize what we have. Why not buy
now ? Get an interest in this industry. It has no
competition and is in your own province.
Call at our office and see our models and get
Miss Donalda Dickir, from Calgary
Normal School, is visiting Mrs. Dickie,
of 226 19th Avenue West.
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Mrs. W. W. Robertson, Winnipeg,
is the guest of her sister, Mrs. K.
Robertson, corner 31 st and Winser.
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Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wilson, 1375 12th
I Avenue   East,   were   on   Sunday   the.
guests of  Mrs.  I,.  I..  Lawrence, 41st
Avenue West.
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The young folks of South Vancou-1
ver   very  much  regret   the   departure
of   Miss   McGregor,   who  leavel  fori
Mi-rritt, li. C.
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Mrs I.ucy B. Harlow has tendered
j her resignation as a teacher of kinder-
' garten at Lord Selkirk School, and it
has been accepted by the  Hoard.
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Fireman  James  Bryce,    of    Cedar
Cottage, who went into the hospital
on Thursday last week, when he underwent a serious operation for appendicitis, came out last Tuesday, and
is, we are pleased to announce, rapidly
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A very interesting game of tennis
was play-d on iln- St. George's court
on Saturday by the Parkview and St.
Michael's clubs. The results standing
at the present writing are in favor of
the Parkview club. Parkview���62
games.    St Michael's���39 games.
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Mrs. Dickie, 226 19th Avenue West.
is making strenuous efforts to induce
resident- on the Avenue to take
greater interest in floriculture, and
will supply anyone with cuttings
from a beautiful strain of geraniums
and other plants, free of charge, on
application at her residence.
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Two of the young lady solicitors
for "The Chinook" called upon the
employees at the General Wolfe
School. 27th and Ontario Street, at
lunch time on Wednesday, and be-
; sides receiving good support on subscriptions, they were tendered a very
delicious cup of tea, which was much
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Mr. Fred Holmes, Cedar Cottage
I Fire Hall, and fireman in No. 2 Fire
Hall for eight months, was married
last Friday to Miss Ledrcw, of Perry
Road, Cedar Cottage. Hearty congratulations were sent from the men
al No. 2 Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Holmes
are spending the honeymoon in Victoria.
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Tlie Methodist Church congregation
I have been granted permission to use
the   Sir   Richard     McBride     School,
| corner   of   Ringmore   and     Culloden,
t -mporarily for Divine Service on Sundays,  on  thc understanding  that  the
i denomination is  negotiating for    the
purchase  of  property  in   the  locality
for the erection of a church.
The  Scenic  Route  of America
Special low Round-trip Tickets on
sale to all points East on various
dates during the Summer months.
For a most delightful trip during
the warm weather take a trip on the
new fast
SS. Princess Patricia
Now making two trips daily between
Vancouver and Nanaimo.
For rates, reservations, and further
information apply to :
C MILLARD, Depot Ticket Agent, Vancouver.
I. MOE. C. P. A.. 434 Hasting! St., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
Terminal Steam  Navigation Co. Ltd.
Howe Sound Route
S.S. Baramba leaves Evans Coleman Dock
every morning at 9:15, Sunday 10:30 a.m.,
for llowen [stand. Itindley's I��dg.. Invercraig,
Anvil Island, Britannia Mines, Newport,
Squamish and Mill Creek. The Baramba arrives at Newport at 2:15 p.m. and leaves at
2:30 p.m., arriving in Vancouver nt 7:00 p.m.
Meah on board, 50 cents. Fare to Bowen
Island, 50 cents each way. All points above
Bowen Island, $1.00 each way. Special Excursion Tickets, good for day of issue, only
$1.00   Round   Trip.
S.S. Britannia leaves Evans Coleman Dock
every morning at 9:15 a.m., Sunday at 10:30
a.m., for Great Northern Cannery, Caulfieldi,
Larsons, Fisherman's Bay, Alberta Bay
i Tuesdays only), Porteau. South Valley,
Britannia Mines, Newport. Squamish. Arrives at Newport 1 :00 p.m., leaving at 1 :30
p.m. and arrives back in Vancouver at 5:39
On Sundays the Britannia will only go as
far as Bowen Island. Meals on board 50c.
Special excursion tickets good for day of
issue only,  $1   round  trip.
Evans,   Coleman   &   Evans.   Ltd,,   Agts
l'hone :     Seymour 2988
North  Arm  Steamship
Company Limited
Meals and Afternoon Tea Served
on Board
Trades Association has taken space
in thc Motor Show building, and th;
very latest in automobiles will bc
With all thc exhibits emblematic of
every stage in the industrial and
agricultural world, thc general public
always look for a line of harmless
The members of the Municipal
Council present at the Burnaby water
supply installation on Tuesday were
Reeve Kerr and Councillors Elliott,
Campbell. Third and Thomas. A
baseball match between thc aldermen
of Vancouver City, and the representatives of the municipalities took
In   this  regard  the  ex-  place, when thc former went down to
Helic Aerio Navigation
Co. Limited
514-515 Dominion Trust Bldg.
Vancouver,   B. C.
514-515 Dominion Trust Bldg.,
Vancouver, B. C.
riease   send   me   free   literature   about   your   Helicplane.    This docs not put me under any obligation.
Name  *	
hibition management has taken considerable interest, and the result will
bc pleasing to the thousands of visitors who will crowd the grounds
daily. For some there are the horseraces, for others motor-cycle races,
automobile races, the roller coaster
one eighth of a mile long, recently in
Mailed by thc B, C. Amusement Company, and several other devices for
sport. A veritable Coney Island will
spring up before the opening day, and
crowning these will bc the feature of
a fireworks display and pageant, entitled the "Conquest of Mexico,"
which will be produced every evening under thc supervision of llitt
Special rates on all lines of transportation, including boats, will he in
force, and every attention will be
made by the management for the
housing of the thousands of visitors,
although it is imt expected that there
need he any worry on that matter.
Vancouver is as well supplied, or even
better supplied, with first-class hotels
than any other city in Canada, and
the best accommodation can he had
at a reasonable figure.   August 10 is
preparation day. and the grand opening will take place on Monday morning, August 12.
defeat by a score of 22 to 6 runs. Aid.
McSpaddcn presented a handsome cup.
to the visitors.
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As the result of a most successful
fete, held on Wednesday, July 10, bv
Messrs Goddard & Son, St. Margaret's Church Cedar Cottage, has,
benefited by iht =' "i of $100 The
fete was well attended, and the various attractions and refreshments
thoroughly appreciated. The East
Collingwood Band kindly gave their
services free, and added greatly to
the evening's enjoyment, while special
thanks are due to Mr. Brewer lor his
kindness in lending his field for the
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Those who attended the Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor ot' Si. David's Presbyterian Church
.-ii Monday evening. July 15. spent a
very pleasant and profitable time. The
leader of the topic, "How Much
Should a Christian Think -if Personal
Appearance!-" was Mr. J. Simpson. It
was the first tune -his Society bad thc
pleasure of hearing Mr. Simpson; anil
everyone certainly enjoyed his address, as well as the splendid solo
rendered by him. The meetings are
very interesting every week, and ii i*
hoped that those nol otherwise en
gaped on Monday evenings will find
their way to St. David's Presbyterian
Church, corner Bodwell Road and
Winser Street. The topic for thc
meeting on Ink- 22 is "Christian
Common sense." and lhe leader will
be Mr. Roht. Morrison.
Tbe large, comfortable stem-wheel steamer
refitted entirely for this run will make a
DAILY TRIP to THE NORTH ARM, Burrard Inlet on week days (except Saturdays)
at 9.15 a.m., Saturdays, at 2.30 p.m.; Sundays, at 10.30 a.m., calling at Roslyn Park,
Lake Buntaen and Indian River Park, arriving back in Vancouver at about 6.30 p.m.
Steamers sail from Ferry land���Foot of
Main  Street.
South   Vancouver's   Biggest   Grocery
It will possibly bc news to a great
number of householders in South Vancouver to learn that the South Hill
Grocery,  operated  by  Mr.  F. J.  Roi-,
i ston  on   Fraser  Avenue,  is  not only  ���,.,,�����,,���t- LT,,',,^ t,*. wt������
. Ihe largest grocery in the municipal!    MISSIONARY SERVICE BY MISS
! ty.   but   there   are  very  few  grocery I MacUKtUOK
establishments   in     Vancouver     City; ���    ..���.���,,     TZ    ..      ���.       ,    ���
which are larger.  Xo fewer than  ten   South HiiI Presbyterian Church, Cor.
men are employed in this shop where I 48th and DraPer Street
Mr.  Rolston has a reputation of sup-1     On   Sunday,  July  21,   the   Evening!
plying groceries of the highest quality | Service, commencing at 7.30 p.m., wiil
by a splendid system of delivery.
In order to cope wilh  thc rapidly
i growing business. Mr. Rolston has
just taken over the grocery business
of   Hoswell   Bros,  at   thc  corner    of
[ River Road and Fraser Ave., and ex-
! tensive remodelling is now being done
j to that store. When completed, Mr.
Rolston wdll occupy the entire bttild-
I ing,  and  after  installing the grocery
Mines a line of hardware will he carried.
A  couple of months ago the same
be conducted by Miss MacGrcgor. the
travelling secretary for thc W. F. M. S.
of the Canadian Presbyterian Church.
While extending a cordial invitation
to all. the ladies are specially requested to endeavor to be present.
 an.   ���	
Spent Money is
That Put In Homes
Because dollar for dollar we do not
believe there is anything else on earth
that brings the same pleasure as a
home. And at;ain. by investing right
here in your home community you are
dealing in values you understand, and
with people you know; hence the risk
of loss is completely eliminated. What
you don't know about lumber we are
here to tell you, and we may be able
to help you avoid many of the mistakes that are frequently made in the
selection of lumber unsuitcd for different purposes. Some lumber is O. K.
for outside uses, and not worth a cent
for interior finish, and vice versa. We
know just what is best for most purposes, and have it in stock to show
you.    Drop in and let's talk it over.
To the Editor :
Sir,���I would be very glad if you
would convey through the medium of
your   paper   my   appreciation   of   the
linn   took  over  the  Unique  Cafe  on \ splendid  work  performed  at  the  fire
49th and  Eraser Avenue, which now
is regarded as the best cafe in South
Vancouver.    Not only has this place
been  remodelled, but the installation
of   an   up-to-date   soda   fountain   is
proving a boon  to all who visit this
place of refreshment.    Mr. Alf. Boyle,
late chef of the Vancouver Club and
thc Wigwam Inn, is in charge of the
on July 5 last, when Mr. Flack's tailor
shop was burnt. I am the owner of
a fair-sized block next door, and I
wish to convey my very best thanks
to the firemen and citizens who assisted them to save this and the surrounding propertv.���I am, yours
lulv 9, 1912.
"There'a No Place Like Home"
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone :   Fair.  1659
WANTED���Girl, 15 years old, to
clerk in dry goods store. Apply Mr.
JOSEPH, Twenty-sixth Avenue and
Main Street.
BOARD AND ROOMS, near 25th
Avenue and Main. Reasonable Rates.
���Apply 318 28th Avenue East. TEN
is but thirty-five minutes
from the down-town shopping and amusement centre.
Lots are partly cleared, level,
good soil, free from rocks
and gullies.
improvements include new
sidewalks and an efficient
transportation service. Other
big improvements are to
Lots can be purchased today
for $325, and on exceptionally easy terms.
Here  Are  Four  Reasons  Why  You  Should  Buy In
Vancouver's population is constantly increasing; almost every year the city increases in size equal to many cities in the West.
Just imagine what it means to move the entire population of a city like Calgary or Edmonton into Vancouver every two years!
Distance is no longer measured in miles, but in minutes.
It is now possible to accomplish the seeming paradox of living in the fastest growing city in the world and yet live amidst Nature's beauty.
Transportation on Hastings Street East is governed in such a way that you may travel to and from your business in just thirty-five minutes. HASTINGS GROVE ADDITION is probably suburban property. But remember, suburban property values are rapidly increasing, and values will multiply with
greater rapidity in the future than they have in the past.
Any head of a family will immediately realize when seeing HASTINGS GROVE ADDITION that it is an ideal spot for a permanent home and a money-
making investment.
Come and See Hastings Grove Addition
With Your Own Eyes
One of the first things you should do before you buy a piece of property is to see it. That's why we offer you a direct invitation to see HASTINGS GROVE
ADDITION. We want you to see how rapidly this district is building up with fine residences. We want you to see the locations now available. We want
you to come out and pick your own lot; we don't want you to buy real estate off a piece of paper���you can SEE what you buy. That is why we want you to
call at our office tomorrow or this afternoon at one or two o'clock and let us take you out to the property.
You will be as enthusiastic as we are, and many others, and you'll buy when you see.
Remember, HASTINGS GROVE ADDITION is an ideal spot for a home, combined with a money-making investment.
If you can't go in the afternoon we will take you at 7.15 in the evening, if you will call in and let us know a few hours in advance.
Hastings  Grove  Motor  Bus  Service
Bus leaves daily, except Sunday
a.m., B. C. Electric terminus on
Hastings Street East, at 6 and
7 a.m., going east. Leaves Hastings Grove at 6.30 and 7.30 going
west and connecting with the B. C.
Electric car on Hastings Street
Bus leaves car terminus at 1, 2,
3, 4,  S, and 6 p.m., going east.
Leaves Hastings Grove at 1.30,
2.30, 3.30, 4.30, 5.30, and 6.30, going west to B. C. Electric car terminus.
Fare 5c; six tickets for 25c.
For sale at office of S. F. Mun-
son, 353 Pender Street West. All
cars stop at Goodrich's Store at
Capitol Hill, or any street crossing
on line, if passengers arc in waiting.
Large bus and improved service
will be in operation as soon as the
rock road on Hastings Street East
is completed.
This bus is for the convenience
of the residents of Hastings Grove
and Hastings Grove Addition, and
is not for the use of the public, except when not needed by the residents above-mentioned. Those living outside Hastings Grove or
Hastings Grove Addition are asked
to note this point, if they purchase
tickets, as they are sold under these
conditions only.
Lots $325
$10 cash. $10 a month, balance in 2 yrs.; or
$40 cash, balance in 6,12,18,24 months; or
$90 cash, balance in 1 and 2 years.
Interest at 7 per Cent.,  Payable  Half-Yearly.
S. F. MUNSON, Broker
Phone : Seymour 5654
Office Open Evenings Until 9
353 Pender Street West
Corner Homer and Pender


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