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Price 5 Cents
Incorporation vs. Annexation:
This is the Question of the Hour
Board of Trade Asks Municipal Council to Make South
Vancouver a City
Mr. K  l'. Hodgson, president of the
Board of Trade, presided al  an en
thusiastic 111<_�������� ti11k held in the  Muni
oipal  Hall on Monday    evening,   al
which the proposed incorporation ol
South Vancouver was the principal
topic discussed.
Mr. Kenneth l.atnnionil moved,
"That the Hoard of Trade ask the
Municipal  Council  to carry  out   their
election promise of annexation, and
failing to be able to fulfil that promise,
within a specified time, that the Conn
cil pni before the people once more
the incorporation of South Vancouver as a city." The mover of this
resolution said il was necessary to
discuss the question, in view of further developments taking place. There
was a good deal of talk outside on tin-
fact that no steps had been taken towards annexation. lie was not in
favor of annexation, and he had assisted in fighting il lo the very end
ill a larger city in the Old Country.
The- arguments used there also ap
plied lo South Vancouver. Mr. I.am-
motid contended thai the municipality
is being hampered hy the Municipal
Clauses Act, and things had reached
a stage when something required to
lie done. I.el them take a stroll along
the Xorth Arm of the Fraser River,
and they would sec the great possibilities of ihe municipality. Nature
seemed to have laid mil ihe whole of
Lulu Island as a great centre for industrial work. If South Vancouver
was annexed to the city it would
greatly increase the borrowing powers
of the City Council, bill would that
body spend the money on South Vancouver and upon further developments in Ihe municipality which were
much needed? It was for the South
Vancouver Council to see to it that
the crying needs of ihe district were
carried out.    (Applause. I
Mr. John Armstrong seconded the
motion, and explained that although
he lived in the city lie had the interest
of South Vancouver al heart. Tin-
city had grown so rapidly that it was
pretty hard to keep pace with the
city's needs. Referring to the growth
of South Vancouver, he recognized
that many of its present disabilities
were the outcome of restricted gov.
eminent, and he believed that South
Vancouver was losing hundreds of
thousands of dollars every year for
the very reason that they were working under the Municipal Clauses Act.
They were unable to carry out certain public works which were a necessity. The incorporation bylaw voted upon two years ago was really an
illegal vote, because everyone who
voted for election of a Councillor also
voted on incorporation, and he had
come to the conclusion, after much
thought, that the good of the municipality as a whole would be best promoted by incorporation.
Keefer street, in which Mr. Armstrong resided, was a disgrace to any
city, and this he attributed lo "sectionalism." The people wcre deluded
by wire pullers, and ihe work had
got to be done, and therefore incorporation would lie better than annexation. He called upon the Council to
do something, and if they could not,
then lei someone else do it The
present dilatory way of working was
becoming vexatious The Council
ought lo say what they could do, or
intended to do, and il was up lo Ihe
Council to gel rid of the annexation
proposition and clear the way for incorporation, lie was satisfied that
the annexation vole would nol carry;
but that would be heller than to continue in the way they were going. If
they set the wheels of progress going,
then South Vancouver would get. what
it wanted. (Cheers.)
The Chairman was sorry lo sec the
resolution come before the board, but
the responsibility was one that should
not be shelved by men who had the
interests of South Vancouver at heart.
He feared that some members of the
Council made promises they could not
fulfil; but so far as his own promises
were concerned, the people had forgotten all about them. He was of
the opinion that the annexation question should be disposed of before the
Corporation Hill was put before the
people. At the last election Reeve
Kerr's strongest point was the annexation of South Vancouver with
the City, and now he ought to put the
best proposition he could before them.
Mr. C. Harrison said he had supported both annexation and incorporation, but lately circumstances had altered, and in icgard to harbor improvements the City could sec no
reason why they should assist South
Vancouver in the development of the
municipality and harbor facilities.
There was the danger that South
Vancouver did not know wdiat it was
giving away in the matter of borrowing power if it became annexed. The
borrowing powers of South Vancouver were now about thre million dollars; and supposing an agreement was
made with the City now, they had no
conception of what they might be
throwing away. He contended that
the people in the City were not broad
enough in their views for South Vancouver to be annexed.
Mr H. B. Vogel delivered an impassioned   speech.     He   said   he  was
decidedly against annexation, and in
favor of ihe incorporation of South
Vancouver, Again, the City was not
in a position to finance South Van
couver. as il was now pretty well up
to ils borrowing powers.
"Tin- people of Vancouver have
their noses so close- to Hastings
Street that they can't see anything
else," said Mr. Vogel. "As for the
harbor they can't see anything but
Burrard Inlet���and they don't even
own the harbor; the railways have it
all lied up. Every independent steam
ship company in the world would be
subordinate tp the railways, anil no
matter how much trade the Panama
Canal developed. the steamships
wouldn't go to Burrard Inlet to hand
over the big pari of the money to the
railways, Let us become a city of our
own; let us have our own member; a'
Victoria and at Ottawa. New West
minster doe- this���and Xew West
minster isn't even a decent Cedar
Collage Vi u could lose New Westminster in South Vancouver. We
have four and a half miles of w.'itcr-
Ironi to devc'op, and let us do it ourselves, and thai will mean more bu-i
hiss f,,r Greater Vancouver." The
speech was punctuated by loud "Hear,
hears" and  applause.
Mr. Burgtss took exception to the
motion, which he contended -imply
meant "sending it along." He urged thai ihe Council were, as far :.s
possible, trying i��. fulfil their promises, and il would be better to leave
th.- question alone than simply lo
give it another "hoist."
Councillor Thomas said when elected he made no promise of any kind,
either for incorporation or annexation,
when incorporation was before the
municipality���when they fought for
it, but did not get il. The City of
Vancouver was not able lo undertake
any gnat schemes for South Vancouver, and if the Smith went in they
would be ill the same position as
1). I,. 3(11 was today. The City promised sewerage and other things, but
now they said they could not give
them for iwo years, and Iwo years
after incorporation they could borrow
money Oil the municipality and spend
it just as they pleased.
Mr. I). Burgess moved as an amendment, "That the Municipal Council be
requested to place an incorporation
bylaw before the ratepayers as soon
as possible."
Mr. Greenslade seconded.
Mr C. Harrison pointed out thai
mosl of Ihe improvements were carried out on borrowed money, and the
mosl generous estimate of the municipality's loans was 9 per cent., and
often If) per cent., and about $1110,0(1(1
per annum was now being paid to
ouisidc loan companies, In this
direction incorporation was to be desired.
Mr. I). Burgess again expressed regret that the questions had been discussed.
Rem Kerr said thai at the lasl
election it  was  found    necessary    for
the different candidates to express an
opinion on certain mailers, and annexation was a plank in the election
platform. Now certain men wanted
lo gel rid of the Council on the
ground thai they had not fulfilled
their election promises, and it was not
a pleasant thing for a Council to put
forward a bylaw- and then be defeated
Thai practically amounted to a waul
of confidence In the Council. When
he promised to support annexation
the ratepayers were crying for it, Now
he looked ai the whole question from
a Greater Vancouver Standpoint, and
the sooner it becomes one greater
city, the belter for the municipalities,
always provided there was a reason
able agreement; but if they could not
gel a reasonable agreement in the-
near future, then he was favorable to
a separate incorporation. South Vancouver men arc a match for City men
any time, when it comes to a case oi
argument. The two million dollars
referred to by one speaker was an ail
Mr. II. II. A. Vogel: Xo, it was
Reeve Kerr : The Council promised to forward the annexation pro
ject, and I think the Council has done
all il could be expected to do. and I
had intended to take this matter up
at an early date. Some members of
the City Council are not as broad-
minded as we might expect in connection with the harbor proposition,
and I think, to say the least, they are-
hoggish. In any case, you cannot
have annexation even, until the Government meets again, and the best wc
can do is to make arrangements to
bring a bill in to the Government for
the following session. That would be
better than the Council wasting time
on the matter, and I would prefer incorporation rather than stay wdiere
wc are
Mr. D. Burgess : You have no as-
sur,.ice that you can get a bill through
Ihe  House.
Reeve Kerr, in his concluding remarks, said it was a mistake for ratepayers to make uncomplimentary
speeches which got into the newspapers.
The Chairman pointed out that annexation must be got rid of first.
Reminiscences of  "Felix Penne"
We commence this week the Reminiscences of
"Felix Penne." Mr. J. Francis Bursill has seen much
- met many people: he has opinions worth listening to
and stories worth telling. No doubt his story will be
interesting to readers.
Harbor and North Arm Extension:
South Vancouver Board of Trade
Many Matters of Public Concern Discussed by Progressive
Members of the Board of Trade
Westminster Road Improvements
are Considered by Council
Municipal Body Will Wait on B. C. E. R. in Regard to
Laying Rails���Financial Matters
A special meeting of tin Municipal
Council was held on Thursday
morning to consider Westminster
Road improvements, financial and
other matters. Reeve Kerr presided,
and there were present Councillors
Campbc.ll. Third, Elliott and Thomas.
A letter was received from Messrs
Wood, Grundy & Co. confirming
telegrams which had passed in regard
lo corporation bonds. Arrangements
had been completed to issue $40,000 ���-(
Theasury .Hills, monthly for live-
months, subject to approval of details.
An agreement for execution was for
w- r 'ed, ami debentures would have-
to ii- executed in denominations of
$100,011(1. Tin- bylaw was being proceeded wilh and would have to be
approved by the l.ieuteiiant-C.oe e-r
nor. A duplicate of tin- agreement
was also forwarded, in which the cor
poraiion authorized the agents, as the
fiscal agents of the corporation, to elis-
coiint in London treasury certificates
of the corporation to an amount not
exceeding llirex.- hundred thousand
pounds sterling.
A letter from Alex Bruce relating
to the- posting of the new bylaw was
read, slating that the posting of the
! bylaw should have been ten days before the daleiif voting, anil asserting
that such was not ihe case in regard
to  those  bylaws.
The- Clerk explained that the posl
its were- up before the advertisement
appeared in the papers, and therefore
there could be no cause of complaint
in thai respect.
The- agreements were signed and
the- seal of ihe Council affixed thereto,
Cow-keeping and  Purs  Milk
A  bylaw  regulating  the keeping of
cows   in   tin    municipality   was   sub-
milled anil  approved.     Il   stated  thai
I "subsection  2  of  section   1"  of   the
! Building  Bylaw  is    hereby    repealed,
land  a   clause   substituted   making  the
distance 1,600 superficial feet for each
animal, including ihe area on which a
stable for such animal may be erected"
A   discussion   arose'   upon   the-   pro
posed  alteration   in   the     bylaw,    and
there   was   a   general   feeling   in   the
Council thai cow-keeping in ihe muni
cipality  should  be  encouraged  rather
than discouraged.
Councillor Campbell said a Ian,1*
proportion of the milk -old in the
municipality was not tit ���,, drink at
.-ill Ii was often surrounded hy water.
The-  best   milk  came   from   the  cows
ke-pt   on   the-   lots.
Councillor Third -aid then- were
quite a loi of people with large families who would keep a COW, provided
th-- bylaw was not too stringent.
Councillor Campbell said the- inspector confined his activity to the
congested districts, because outside
the  bylaw   did  not  apply.
Reeve Kerr; The Council cannot
pa-- a bylaw for one part and not
Councillor   Thomas:     That   is     so.
You cannot  make- a  bylaw lor indivi
duals; you must make it general.
Good Boys I
Reeve Kerr -aid ihe- following coin
munication   had  been   received ;
May M\. 1912.���Office of the Government Auditing Commissioner.
To the Reeve and Council
bus of the district municipality oi
South Vancouver. Gentlemen; This
i- lo -late that we checked the civic
employees as they arrived at ihe
Municipal Hall this morning, and wc
are pleased to stale- that except in the
Assessor's office all the employees
were al their de-'.s mi time. Mr. W.
Thompson, of tin- Assessor's office,
was also on time���I am. yours re
spectfully, W. .1 Crehan, Government
Auditing Commissioner.���The document did not give rise to any discus
si. in.
Westminster  Roed  Improvements
The Council considered the ques
tion of Westminster Road improvements, and tin- Council ,-ame to the
conclusion thai nothing could In- done
I further until arrangements had hern
made with the B. C. Electric Railway
Company in respect of the tramways
and other mailers It was considered
useless to pave the street if the- com
pany intended lo lay down a nam
line. Ii was decided to defer 'In- mat
ter until a meeting had been held
with iln- B. C, Electric Company early
next week.
A sketch of Reeve Kerr's public career is given on Page Two
Mr. Burgess considered annexation
was already disposed of.
Councillor Elliott was pleased the
Hoard of Trade was taking such an
interest in the affairs of South Vancouver. Whatever proposition was
brought before the Council would, he
fell   sure,   have   the   consideration   to
which ii was entitled.
Reeve Kerr suggested that a mass
meeting of the whole municipality be
called, lie suggested this as a member of the Hoard of Trade, and not as
a   member  of  the  Council.
After some further discusion the
amendment was carried.
The Hoard ol Trade, on Monday
evening, discussed the harbor ichemi
and prop, -, d improe itninls of ihe
North Arm of thi Fraser River. The
question of incorporation was bIso
discussed, and tin- is fully reported
in another column.
Tin-   Advertising Committee reported  a   grant   ,-i  $2,500  from  ihe   South
Vancouver   Council.     Several   letl
on   advertising   were   referred   to   a
special committee
The Market Question
Mr. John Armstrong, win, mad- a
report on the- Market question,
it- success or failure depended almost
i ntirely upon transportation. The
capital expected to go into the entei
prist went "kiting," and at present the
market appeared to be- a dead issue
Transportation was needed t" gel the
market truck into South Vancouver,
but they did not seem abb- to interest
capital in any traction enterprise.
Mr. C. Harrison thought now was
the time for South Vancouvei ��� sei
there- was in, discrimination in rati
They should have th'- same terms as
the City, and the Council would pos
sibly be- granted further powers if they
g' -i into line.
Mr. Armstrong said he would cry
much like t" see a market established
11 could be done- if a lew public
spirited citizen- got together. Boal
traffic ni tin- river had be-e-n paralysed
since the B C. Electric Railway opened its Chilliwack branch. He SUg-
gested the subsidizing of a boat ser
vice, and concluded by stating.that
his offer of a piece of land and $2000
still held good if there were any more
public-spirited men about. (Applausi
Tin-  report   wa-  adopted.
Harbor Improvements
Mr. A. Armstrong referred to the-
matter of harbor improvements, and
stated '.hat tine had not f,,mid thai
Mr. 11 II. Stevens, the- member, had
been doing anything, or was disposed
io do anything, that was to be- bent
licial to South Vancouver. The opinion wa- thai -o far a- South Vancou
ve-r was concerned, it was. to use a
vulgai phrase, "getting i; in the neck."
They were, he said, unanimous for
what would benefit Greater Vancouver, bin at the -inn- lime they did nol
want South Vancouver ignored, and
from information to hand il did not
indicate that anj benefits likely to
com,- from th.- proposed harbor improvements would aid South Vancouver. Copies of telegrams were pro
duced which had linn -cut ���.,. the
Minis-i. r of Public Works at I ittawa,
Premier Borden and Mr. Stevens.
One asked for the- immediate publica
tion ot Engineer Swan's report on the
harbor improvements, ami the other
wa- a protest from South Vancouver
against the ci nsidcration of any rep-
��� i - ntatii'''- w Inch would i etard the
development of the- North \nn. Replies had been recived stating that the
Department ot Public Works had not
yet consid i ed Mr. Swan'- 11 port, ami
the- other, from Mr. Monk, stated that
no such repn si ntations had been
made W bal tin reasiins w< re, continued Mr Armstrong, was not for
him i. saj but bj reading between
ihe- line-, n looked ;;s if tin- ,-ntluis
iastti had died dow n. \g on Mr
St., en- ee a- asked to atti nd a recent
inn i- me oncert, but he, with i -tin rs,
ignored the mi cting iltogether ' W c
[nought" -..id Mi Armstrong, "thai
Al i Stevt n- might try to throw cold
e atcr   on  thi    ' Arm   impro> t
nients, so we wanted to nip such
ichemi - in the- bud " His absence
from th,- smoker was regarded as a
du ect  evasion  on   Mi    Stevens' part
The report  was adopted, and the COStS
of the smoker ($96 30) ordi rt d ti   b
Heavy Freights to South Vancouver
A discussion took place on the difference- in freights to different districts, and il was explained thai as the
B, C Electric lute to Eburne came
under the railroad commission, being
leased from the C. P. R. an appeal
should be made to the commission in
order i<- get terminal rates on merchandise coming into South Vancouver. It was stated that while Vancouver, Xew Westminster, Nanaimo
and Victoria all got the same rate, the
same freight had to pay $7 extra when
delivered through Xew Westminster
to South Vancouver, and S�� when delivered through Point Grey on the
B. C. Electric lines. Xo action was
taken  on  the mailer.
Blasting Permits
A discussion took place upon the
graining of permits for blasting, ami
upon a communication received point-
ittg out the necessity for more stringent regulations,
Mr. McArthur said every week several cases of persons blasting without permits had to be dealt with by
him. and in some cases he knew the
slrcets wcre literally covered with
wood and gravel, which became a
great nuisance. There should be
some way of governing these things.
I The fact that more serious accidents
wcre not reported was simply luck.
Some     more     stringent     restrictions
should be imposed upon persons who
��� d permits.
Mr.   Burgess   said  almost   anybody
could get a permit ai the present time.
Tin- Council should take the matter up
and deal with it oul Board < if
Mr W . J Prow ���>������ proposed that
tin- communication be filed. I: a
stringent bylaw was pul into operation, instead of bringing peoplt into
South   Van they     would    be
doing their best to keep them out.
T - i'<mncil -iughl ���-- be able to deal
with it without having t" go to the
Provincial Gi -\ ernment,
The- Chairman ruled Mr Prowse's
amendment out of order.
Mr. Burgess thought it would be a
mi-take to refer tin- question to the
government, because thai would show
they were not capable ol d aling with
ii themselves
Councillor Thomas said if the
le had not full confidence in the
Council, tin ., -le mid tell them I,, gel
into tile   slreel
Mr. Burgess moved that tin- whole
question of graining permit- be referred to the Council.
Mr C. Harrison thought tin- provincial machinery was strong enough
without any addition to it. The prop
osition to refer the matter lo the
Council  was carried.
Scavenging Department
We notice from one of the evening
paper-   that   thi-   department   was   to
commence work tin- week with seven
carts     (in  making inquiries  we  find
thi-   is   ;i   mistake,  as   operation,   will
not be commenced till next week.  Mr.
Phleming i- very much disappointed
ai the- -ale- of checks for the removal
��� gaibage.    11. attributes this to the
people not being yet versed in it, also
to   ihe   fact   that   the-   only   place   one
'can obtain checks i- at  the Municipal
Xo  doubt  after  the  system  i-  in
augurated  and  the  people  reali
usefulness they will support tin- Coun-
! cil in ihe undertaking
Auditing of the Municipal Books
Mr. Crehan and his staff are busy
at work going through the Municipal
I ks.    A  temporary office has le en
made at the south e nil ol the Municipal Hall, where the auditing staff are
at present locate.!. Thai there are
many  uneasy   mil   Is >e ill   be  till
ihe  Auditor's  report   i-  issued,
without saying     \\ .   up h-i stand
Mr.  Crehan  has 'he  full powers
magistrate,  so  tar a-  tin- auditing is
- rued     Thai mi ill and
pin upon oath anyone in ihe Municipality that lie- desires; that many an
unsavorj trans ic ii in w ill In -
is only what one may expect While
we criticise, we- should also be-ar in
mind the conditions under which the
town has gn i�� n
To  tin- unscrupulous  ever)   opportunity  was  given for        fl     Can  we
wi mder   then   that   mi i \   must
fallen,  whilst  to  tin-  honest  ;,  strong
temptation  was placed in  then
with  'he  crudi inner
in eeliie-h tin   municipal busim
As  the reputation "i all who
ha\ e  evi i"  had  anythi lo with
matters has 1        besmirch
. o, it i-    nlj   fair to tl
re tained  I lean   hands  that   t Ii i ir  i: nn, -
should in .v.  ami for all tune be   ;���'
above suspicion
It will conn as i surpi ise to many
to learn thai South Vancouver is under-policed to a '.are serious extent.
From what we can understand there
is j Chief, one' Sergeant, and twelve
policemen. These men are supposed
to cover an area of 14:_. square miles
ami look after a populatii m of nearlj
35, I    W e question if there' is any
place in Canada that ha- such a -mail
police force in comparison with it-
size-. In conversation with one of
them we were surprised to learn that
if he was n, start in the morning ami
work for the full 24 hours he could
no| cover the whole- of hi- beat. It
is no uncommon thing for our police
to be 16, IS, and even 24 hour- continuously on duty. They have no day
off. as the city men have. We have
no doubt that the Police Committee
will soon have all these matters looked into, and have the force placed
in that position it ought to be.
Plumbing Department
That the position of plumbing inspector is not a bed of roses Mr.
Thurreson has found out long ago.
Many an imprecation has been hurled
at him, and while he has been sent
oftener to the warmer regions than
any man in the municipality, yet even
his most bitter enemies must concede
that he has done a great deal of good
for the municipality. Previous to his
appointment, the plumbing put into
many of the houses was simply a disgrace to the trade and a menace to the
(Continued on Page 2)
ter TWO
A Sketch of the Public Career of the Reeve of South Vancouver
When James A. Ken'- name was
tirst mentioned as a candidate for
the reeveship, ii certainly look most
peoph   bj   surprise.    It    had    been
red for a long timt previous
that the bunch ai 25th Avenue wen
to spring a dark hoi��e    Man)
ite iuioi matii .i I- aki d out, those
- thai had bci n mentioned drop
date - mi ntioned I do in > think I once
. il..  nami
brought forward       As tin   tune of ihe
, Ii - tion   drew   m - r   il   >e-;-   thought
there wai going to bi   \, ry little op
i to '-ii-     -'I- son
Tl - eh , tors w ho brought out Reel t
Ki n 11 rtainly di -ei \ e -ill cri do for
the able manner in which ihej conducted ihe campaign I hi y perfi cted
Iheir organizati n, and hilled their i p
Is to I -t 'ii-it there wai ���������
ing to be any serious opposition. Then
suddi nly they steppi d into the limelight with their candidate. Their
policy was cut and dried; they knew
exactly what the) wanted, anil had
also gauged well the public opinion.
Their organization was in perfect
working order. Each member of
Kerr'- committee wa- imbued with as
much enthusiasm as if he was work
ing for himself.
There is no doubt that it was that ,
very enthusiasm and faith in their
man that ultimately carried them to
success. Previous to the campaign I
had only met Reeve Kerr about a
dozen limes, and that only in an in-
lonnal manner.
I had never either heard him make
a sin ech or take any very active part
in any debate. Yet I had formed in
my own mind that he would one day
take an active part in the civic government of South Vancouver, but
that it would not be for some years.
Tin first time 1 heard him speak was
at the joint meeting of the candidates
in the Kalenburg Hall. That night
he certainly acquitted himself well.
It was a revelation to many wdio were
present that night, and wdio had not
previously heard him speak. One
noted the grasp of the matter lie was
talking about; that he had the smile
that ever and anon flitted across his
face as he scored some point against
his opponent or held up some of his
opponent's theories to ridicule.
Towards the close of his speech he
marshalled the whole of his points into concrete form; then he threw all
his powers into the last live minutes
of his speech, winding up with his appeal to the electors to support him.
In that short peroration (the first
I had heard attempted in South Vancouver! he did more to win the campaign than at any other period.
1 again heard him speak, the night
he won his victory. Standing at the
side of the hall, as he came forward
to thank the electors for the splendid
victory he had gained, I watched him
very closely, and saw ihe great
struggle that took place, that shook
every inch In his body, as lie tried to
obtain mastery over his feelings. The
struggle was short and sharp; he half
turned away his head: his hand was
rapidly passed over his face; still,
though his voice denoted the great
emotion he was laboring under, he
was able to finish his speech and so
bring to a satisfactory conclusion, at
this point in his career, the greatest
event that had yet occurred to him.
_ Reeve Kerr, as his name denotes, is
either a Scotsman or of Scottish parents. The Kerrs are to be found scattered all over the border counties of
Scotland���Galloway, Kirkcudbright
and  Dumfries-shire.    To  those  who
have travelled through these districts
our  Reeve is typical of the  manhood
to be nn-t there.
'I ransferring Reeve Kerr from South
Vancouver to there, you can. in your
mind'i - ��� si i him walk along the
roads on .a Sunday morning to church,
and. taking his place beside the- plate.
-mile- to tiie farmers and their wives
a- the) coin, up the steps, al the' same
inn, .-. atching from the side of his |
.-ye that they put their fair quota Into
the plate. ' >r again, you can find him
in tin- maiket square stroking the face
of - -me animal or holding forth on
the good qualities of his own stock
and   tiling  to  drive  home-  a   bargain
;ij.it only a Scotsman knows how.
ii-.    characteristics   of   hi-   fore
fathers   Reeve   Kerr    will    naturally
bring   largely   into  play   in   regard   to
the municipal affairs of South  Van
couver.    Those qualities have built up
;i -Hone, reliant race' during years of |
struggle and strife, and so moulded, as
we find them today, as perfect, or as
nearly   as   perfect,   specimens   of  the I
human kind as we desire to have.
I low will Reeve Kerr acquit him-j
self? i- ii question one often hears.!
Time alone will tell. So far he has
undoubtedly shown himself to be a
man determined to work for the best
interests of ihe municipality as a
whole, He has cut himself adrift from
all sectionalism���the curse of our
municipality. His motto seems to be,
'The greatest good for the greatest
When Reeve Kerr took over the
reins of government it was known
thiii municipal matters were in a
muddle. Hut no one for a moment
ever dreamt that they were in such a
condition as they were found to be. He
has been and is hard at it at the present time trying to make order out of
chaos. That he has a long and arduous task before him no one will
Will he rise to the expectancy of his
friends, or will he fall short, as his
opponents desire? This will to a
great extent depend upon the Council he has around him. His own strong
personality, his enthusiasm, his honesty of purpose, his integrity in all
business matters belonging to the
municipality, cannot but reflect upon
them so that they will be inspired to
attain the same high ideal lo raise the
business methods of our municipality
above suspicion.
Xow,  Reeve Kerr, in    the    natural
course  of events you have    a    long
career before you.    It falls to the lot
of few men to have greatness thrust
upon   them  at  the  early  age  it  has
fallen upon you.    Do not get intoxicated   with   the   exuberance   of   your
success,   Always remember that if the
people are quick to applaud, they arc
, as quick to resent,   The people have
I reposed  in  you  the  highest mark  of
j confidence they can    bestow.      You
I have  a long  furrow to plough.    See
thai   you   keep  a   straight   eye  and  a
I steady hand.    Soon South Vancouver
I citizens will have a higher honor to
give.    Nothing will give your friends
greater pleasure than that at no great
distant date they will be able to come
to the electors and say, This is James
A.   Kerr,  your  late  Reeve  of  South
Vancouver.    You know  how  he  has
served you in  the past, how he wall
look  after  your interests  in   Ihe  future, and we desire that you send him
to   a   sphere   where   his   talents   and
abilities will have great scope.
11 is now up to you, Reeve Kerr, to
make  good.
Former School Board Chairman is Committed���Co-
croft's Admissions
\ joint meeting of the Hoards oi
Trade- and ihe Councils ot Point
Gra) Richmond and South Vancouver
was held at Eburne on Wednesday
nighi As evidence of the interest
lf.l-..ii ill il by South Vancouver, in
  I whole of the acting members oi menu Wednesday Spencer Robinson, Council drove down in motors from
former South Vancouver Trustee, was tin Municipal Hall, while from the
remanded tor irial al ihe next assi/es fjoart| of Trade, all the members ol
on ehiiee- of forging school docu ,1,,- fraser River Development Com
ments.   The .1111011111 involved in the  mittee put in an appearance, wiih a
warrant  alleged  lo  have  been   forged ; f;1jr representation of ils other mem
$7.IK1II.     There   was   a   surplus   of
$3,000 over ami above ihe amount to
be paid out, and  this surplus, accord
ing to Frederick Cocroft, a contractor, was split between himself and
Robinson. Following this admission.
Magistrate Alexander gave it as his
opinion thai Cocrofl should be ar-
rcsicd   for  theft.
This slep was not taken, although
Cocroft was bound over lo appear as
:i witness when the trial is continued.
IK- furnished $5,000 bail bonds.
Startling Evidence
Thursday's trial attracted a crowded court, and the evidence was generally  of a  Startling character.
Secretary Kirklanel, of the School
Board, slated thai Robinson was one
of the very few persons wdio had access io Ihe school papers, and that it
musl have been the same person who
forged the architect's name to the incriminating certificate wdio later abstracted the certificate and substituted a genuine warrant for an amount
$.1.01)0 less. This was corroborated by
Mr. Joseph Bowman, the municipal
Frederick Cocroft, the chief witness for the Crown, said the false warrant tor $7,001) had been made out to
him, and he admitted knowing it was
irregular. He received it from Robinson himself and placed the $3,000
surplus to his own credit, then he
gave Robinson a blank cheque, which
he said was to be filled in with the
amount overpaid and returned to the
School  Hoard.
"I gave Robinson this blank cheque
to save a- scandal," said Cocroft. "I
did not know or care what he did
with it. I did not think that Robinson would pay the money back to the
municipality, so I took a chance of
his robbing the municipality rather
than our firm. I could not afford to
quarrel with  him."
In cross-examination Cocroft denied that Robinson asked him t0 'oan
$1,500 as he had a payment to make
on some property. Several other
questions on this line of defence were
emphatically denied, and Cocroft admitted that though he was not innocent he did not realize that he was
committing a criminal offence
hers III    the    party    Were    e\   lli'eu
Pound and Mr. E. Harkcr. The var
ions re-eve- spoke-, and lobl whill llley
would advise their respective inuiii
cipalitiea to do. One and all seemed
to recognize thai the lime was op
portune to break away from Yancoti
ver on the harbor scheme in view.
There  can  now  be  no doubt   as   to
what th.- City of Vancouver will do
in regard to harbor extensions and
harbor facilities. It is Burrard Inlet
lirst and lasl, from the lone of the
general trend of opinion as expressed
at   the meeting,    If anything is  lo be
done, then South   Vancouver    must
Ihrow herself into the movement wilh
a vim  and  vigor  that  she  has  never ,
done  before.
There is no use in waiting for the
government to come along, was the
general feeling of the meeting.
Al the meeting a resolution was
passed to appoint a committee of the
presidents and secretaries of the var- !
ions boards to ascertain what the cost
wall be to get a thoroughly efficient
harbor engineer to report on the possibilities of the Fraser River ill re- ]
gard to dockage, etc., for sea-going
vessels. The committee is to lay the
cost before the various municipalities.
Westminster Church people���children, young, middle aged, and old
people���celebrated on the evening of
May 28, when a grand concert was
held at the church under the auspices
of the Ladies' Aid Society, under the
special direction of Mr. H. D. Campbell. Mr. W. W. Robertson and party.
"When Father Laid the Carpet on
the Stairs" was one of the gems of
the evening; a vocal gem, rendered
by Mr. Campbell, was given by way
of encore to a "Threadless Yarn."
In full, the programme was as follows :
Pianoforte selection  ..Miss Anderson
Song���"When   Shadows   Gather"..
 Mr.  Williamson
Song���"She is from the Land"....
 H,   D.  Trousdale
Humorous songs   Mr. Campbell
Duet���"Larboard   Watch
____ , ^^_      ^^_ ..Messrs. Campbell and Williamson
Mr.   R.  Yv.   Hannington,    for    the   violin   Solo���"Angels'   Serenade"..
Crown,  in  summing up,  pointed out        Mr.    Robertson
that  as  only   two   persons   could   be I SonV *!!1!**!11!.!!.. Mr.  Williamson
benefited by  the transaction, and as I Song���"In the Rear of the Garden
Cocroft did not have access to Bow-I    0f mv Heart" Miss Trousdale'
mans  office,  Robinson  must be  the   SonK���Tosti's "Goodbye"	
guilty one.  Mr. Williamson
Magistrate  Alexander  said  he  had j Encore "My   Rosary"
received sufficient evidence to commit 1 violin  solo        .     ������   .Mr   Robertson I
the accused for forgery, and he was Original reading.!Mr. Robert Harvie
1 the opinion that Cocroft should be ! Recitations���"Biddy's Courtship'^and |
Next week we will deal with Councillor Third.
To Our Readers
JX turning out a Printing lob, two things are
essential. As printing is one of the finest of
the Arts, it is necessary that the men who do the
work be much more than mere mechanics. A
printer may be a most capable man, yet if he has
not the tools, his efficiency will count for little.
The men engaged in the printing shop of the
Greater Vancouver Publishers were hand-picked
from the most reliable job offices in Vancouver.
This shop has been equipped with the most
modern printing tools and devices.
The presses are new. The faces of the hundreds of fonts of type in our cases arc clean-cut
and fresh.
We zvill aim to give work turned out from this
office a distinct personality. The Greater Vancouver Publishers' Shop is the first complete
printing plant to be opened in South Vancouver.
We should be able to give you a good "deal"
on any printing you zvould like to have done.
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South Vancouver, B. C.
Phone: Fairmont 1874
j arrested on a charge of theft.
Mr. Hannington objected to this,
antl his contention was allowed.
Robinson was committed on six
separate charges, all hinging on the
main charge of forgery.
Magistrate Alexander refused lo allow bail, on his own responsibility,
so Mr. Justice Gregory was asked as
to the rights of the case. He placed
the bail at $20,000.
It was then discovered that Col.
Duff Smart, a former bondsman, refused to act longer in this capacity.
Late at night the difficulty was sct-
lled, Robinson giving $10,000 bond,
Mr. George Omadiim $7,500 and Mr.
William  Karr $2,500.
the "Owl  Critic"    Miss Tyler
Miss Anderson was the accompanist throughout Ihe evening, and it was
generally believed that never was so
successful a concert held in the his- j
tory of the church
Civic Fathers Will Take the
Question up
Much   regret   is   expressed   around
Collingwood East in the death of Mr.
Robert R. Hill.    It is only a year or;
Iwo   ago   since   Mr.   Hill   came   from
Nova Scotia and opened a little store;
in  Rogers  Road.     He built the house i
and  store   with   his  own  hands,  preparing  a  home   for  his  mother,  wife
and two children.    His industry, per- '
severance   and   civility   won   him   the
friendship of all,  and  when  a  linger- j
ing   illness   overtook   him.   sympathy j
was   felt   all   round.     That   sympathy i
is   now   extended   lo     the     bereaved
family.     The   funeral   look   place   on I
Monday,   a   large   number   of   friends
I attending   the   interment,   floral   ex
  Ipressions  of regret  being  numerous.
i^H , ,   ,     ���,-,,.       , ���|At the service, Mr. Morris. Mr. J. I\
In the first issue of the Chinook 1 |Ulrsi|i ;in,i ���,iu.r neighbors and
11 was suggested that the municipality I frjcmj, p,jd ,., tribute of regret at the
ol South Vancouver was worth beau- iog8 of ., Rr,,m citizen of South Van-
tilying.     I'loin   what     happened     at ��� '
Thursday's Council meeting il may
betaken for granted thai Reeve Kerr
and the oilier members of the Council arc iti earnest about the matter.
Reeve Kerr suggested that the
council should adopt  some system of
beautifying the streets. The present
position of electric   and    telephone
poles was a mistake, and (here was no
boulevard   between   them     and     Ihe
ditch. Why could not a more attractive system be adopted, and give the!
people a six-foot boulevard? he asked.
At    present    there   was   no   place   to
plant  trees,  and  people  would   plan!
them if space was afforded. Consequently   the   municipality   would   he
wonderfully improved in  appearance.
A uniform boulevard about 10ft. wide
should, if possible, be adopted in each
street;   then   the   people   could   plant
what trees they want.
It was suggested that if trees were
planted in  some  streets  they,  would
spread out over other people's prop-
j erty,
The Engineer said he did not think
there would be any complaints on that
score. He thought the suggestion a
very good one.
Reeve   Kerr :    I   would     like     the
j Council to take this matter up at its
1 next meeting.    This was agreed to.
Takes  Over Business
Residents  of Cedar    Cottage    and
I vicinity will note that a change has
been made in the grocery business of
McKay and Campbell, which has been
Iaken over by Mr. A. Williamson. Mr.
Williamson has had a great deal of experience in the grocery trade in Ontario, where his methods in conducting this line of business earned him
;in enviable reputation. Mr. Williamson will introduce the same methods
into his business which he has just
taken over. His store is located on
Commercial Street, near Westminster Road.
(Continued from l'age 1 1
public health Those plumbers who
were willing and anxious lo turn out
1111 honest job Mr. Tburreson had no
difficulty with, but with those who
wcre cutting prices to scab their work,
the plumbing inspector had a tough
light to bring them into line. A man
can now estimate on an honest job;
he knows that if he is beat in his
ligures, the other man cannot get out
on him by skimming his work, as
Thnrrcson will have him every time.
The arrangements the Council made
to allow a vacation to all the employees at the Hall with a certain
length of service has now come into
operation. The first to take advantage of it was Mr. Springford, the
municipal clerk. No one will grudge
him his holiday; he has had to go
through a very hard and trying time.
With the assistance of his able colleague, Mr. Welton, wc understand he
has brought out a system of bookkeeping that is second to none in
Canada. He has been very highly
commended for the able and efficient
manner in which all the work under
his charge is done. We understand
he has gone fishing. We have ourselves suffered from Izaak Walton's
fever; every summer we suffer from
it. We only require to hear of some
fellow going away to bring on an
acute attack. To a disciple of Izaak
the acme of pleasure is a day on the
running brook. To the enthusiastic
angler the birr of the reel and leap
of the fish give a pleasure that cannot
be compared with.
It is expected that the building permits for May will show a large increase over previous months.
Will BUY you a home under our easy payment plan,   Small cash
payment, balance easy monthly instalments; ho mortgage to assume.
< hir  houses are- fully modem, .artistically designed, and close lo car-
line, school and stores.
A Savings Account may be opened with any amount from $1.0(1
upward. We pay 4 per cent., credited quarterly. Kach depositor is
furnished with a check book, in a handsome seal-grain leather cover,
and is privileged lo issue checks against his or her account. Get into
the habit of paying all your household bills by cheque. It is the safest
Bankers' Trust Corporation Ltd.
166 Hastings St. West
The Extension Telephone
In the Home	
An Extension Telephone mice installed
proves its value. Il earns its way every day.
With an extension telephone upstairs you do not
have to go downstairs to answer when the bell
rings. If you are upstairs yon do nol have to go
downstairs to call someone. The service costs
only a little over 3 cents a day, with no charge
for installation.
Call CONTRACT DKI'T..  Vancouver;
Telephone, Seymour 6070
British Columbia Telephone
Company Limited
The Swiss Cleaners and Dyers
Beg in inform the public thai they have opened up
their business ;tt
4375 Main Street
and for one week will give 25 per cent, discount, to
advertise their work.
First-class work guaranteed
Cedar  Cottage Sales Stable
David McMillan - Proprietor
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 SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1912
"Strict Integrity is the
Foundation of Success"
Encouraged by the success of our store .it Main and 28tli, we
resolved to further develop, in the way of opening a larger and
more commodious store al Main and 29th, and we pride ourselves that our new store is the most appetizing in Smith Vancouver.
Every GOOD HOUSEWIFE LIKES to Bpend her money to the
best advantage. We know this, and we stock only the best
grade of goods. We cut our prices with a sharp business
knife. We do the selecting. We save our customers the
worry and vexation so often akin to shopping, and we help
them to build up their hank account by saving them money.
A GOOD INCOME is easily frittered away if spent on worthless goods, giving no satisfaction and no pleasure. We appreciate the fact that it is the expenditure side that makes
or mars our lives, hence our constant care to give value for
A GOOD BREAKFAST makes home happy. See our butter,
eggs, ham or bacon���with coffee simply delicious.
A GOOD DINNER from our canned meats, peas, pickles, fresh
vegetables and fruit���real brain and muscle builders.
. A GOOD TEA rejuvenates the tired and weary frame. Our
blends are perfection. Biscuits crisp, cookies fresh, fruit
cakes and others tempting and satisfying.
AND DON'T YOU forget this
Our principle is to buy in the best markets for cash, and to
fix a small margin of profit only, thus enabling us to have a large
and quick sale of goods. We sell at low prices without sacrificing
quality. Don't take our word for it. Ask your neighbors; we will
abide by their verdict.
Sloan & Allen
The New Store
CORNER MAIN & -"'th.
Saving is {jetting
Open  House Saturday  Night
South Vancouver
River Road. Ontario Street, and 1!. C, Electric Trackage and
All Lots  Cleared and Graded
Subdivision of portion of Block 11, 1). I.. 322
River Road Lots, each   $1250
Ontario Street  Lots, each      800
Inside Lots, each      700
Terms :  One-sixth cash, balance over three years.
For Plans, Price List and Particulars apply
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements  For Sale Purchased
The B. C. Wine Co.
Carry a large and well-assorted stock of selected Wines and
Sole Agents for
II. Simpson & Co.'s "BLUE FUNNEL" SCOTCH
Whitbread & Co.'s LONDON ALE AND STOUT
Phone : Seymour 312
Special   deliveries   every   Tuesday   and   Friday   mornings   to
South Vancouver
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Phone : Fairmont 801
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City Heights P. O.
The Romance of the Le Roi and the War Eagle Mines
In 1892 Maurice Jfcnzel, a merchant
oi Mo-row. Idaho, sold a suit oi
clothes for $60,000 Of course there
is a story in that transaction, and a
wonderful itory it i-. nothing less
than the romance ol Rowland and its
mines, Vernel didn't gel hit $60,000
down on tin nail It was live
before he received the final payment
on thai ->nt of "hand me dow n
Truth io tell, Yin/.-] ilnl nol ���
peel to gel a 11 nt t"r tin' clothi - ' >n<
��� lav an .u quaintance he had known in
various mining camps ol tin- West
wandered into his store in Moscow,
dressed in Ins best ami his worst
In other words, the man's clothes
were much the worse for wear, but
tiny  were all In- had
"Just came down from Rossland,
broke," In- explained io hi- friend the
merchant     "I've gol   nothing  i tcept
these   2.IKHI   shar. I   ol    I.'       Roi     gold
mine, Give me a suit of clothei ami
stake me to a meal ami they arc
Ycnzcl did so. and threw the certi
iuati- ior iln- mining stock into the
hark of hi- jafe. He was out a suit
of clothes and "lour hits"; that was
the way  In-  figured.
By 1897 he had received in divi
dm.Is and from the sih- oi iln- itock
the sum of $60,000. The ureal Le
Roi mine, after nearly breaking the
lu-aris oi those who stood so splendid
ly hy it in the days of adversity, had
trst developed into ihe most promising properly in British Columbia,
ami tlu-n had been bought hy the
British   Company   headed   hy   tile   late
Whitaker Wright, of somewhat pain
ful memory.
When tin- American who held tin'
mine disposed of it io Wright for
about $4,000,000, Venzel cashed in
for thai suit of clothes.
British Columbia is so full of romance thai it won't do to say that the
story of l,e Roi and Rossland is
unique. But it certainly is remark
able even for so picturesque a portion
of Canada as the Pacific province.
Le Roi was discovered twice. Ill
other word-, the people who-did the
first work on il did no; name it no-
did they trouble-to locate their claim
After a short time they abandoned it
The story- noes that they found iln
mine because they followed thesad
vice of a clairvoyant This woman
lived at Colville, Wash. A party of
four, headed hy her hii-haud and -on.
decide.!   to go  on   a   prospecting  trip.
Perhaps tin- old workings made hy
th. clairvoyant's husband made him
think it was no good In .-my case hi
-! claims alongside, but In- didn't
bother with Le Roi, �� bich In- style.I
ccpt to put up what
i- called tin  initial post.   So many .-t
r  been   given   lo
the world aboul the actual location
-.1 On great property, that I will .ju..i���-
the   stati in. nt   oi   iln-   man   ah- -\<   all
who know - ih.- facts     I
Mi   E   S    l ��� ipping, . ailed  "Colonel"
i vi.-.dy m tin- mountains,   M- :
is lii- statement :
I wa- in tin  game at tin- opening
..f tin- first jackpot, and was the
��� rdei oi ; in- district (< -r -<-\ eral yi ai -.
..nd pel 1 aps am in a  better position
than anybod) to give the facts
"Tin- ii-t location in the country
. il wa- - ailed the Trail Creek Dis
��� in: then' wa- made hy Kewlin
Hoover .ind Olive Bordeati in 1888
They staked the Lily May. Th. - ���
ond was a claim called the \nni.. Ii -
cat.-.I by Newlin for me, al tin- . asl
end oi the Lily -May and staked that
"In Jim- . 1890, Olive Bordeau and
Joe Morris went from Nelson, where
���le- mining recorder's office wa-. to
tin Lilj May. to perform the annual
assessment work required hy the
British Columbia mining law-. With
them wa- J - Bourgeois, whose object was to I'.ok up the chance for
marten trapping and incidentally lo
prospi   l
"i don't think that Bourgeois ever
did a day's work for wages in hi- life
lie was a remarkable character. He
put in the earlier part of his life as a
fur trapper and knew every trading
po-t from Quebec to the Fraser
River Soon after he came to British
Columbia about 1865, he commenced
placer mining and followed that occupation  with  varying success till  1890.
"Whih- Morris and Bordeau worked
a! the Lily May. Bourgeois tramped
around the country, and hy accident
lie found the large .cropping! on Red
Mountain, at what i- now Rossland.
lie induced M.-rri- to go over, and
they located four claims, the War
Eagle, the Centre Star, the Idaho and
the Virginia. At that tine there was
no, limit to tin number of claims one
might locale,"
Colonel Topping mentions the  interesting fact thai though the French
Canadian  discovered   Le  Roi  he  .lid
not locate it.    He says :
Noted  actress  appearing  in  "Nobody's   Widow."  at   the   Vancocvtr
Opera House on June 4 and 5
Wishing to know- where lo go. they in
duced the woman to go Into a trance
and give them instructions
On emerging from the trance, the
clairvoyant made a chart On ii she
showed the trail to ihe Columbia
River; thence as far as the mouth of
Trail Creek, and finally lo Red Mountain,
"There," she said, "is a mountain
of gold."
Time has proved her to be correct,
but the parly she advised did not
benefit by her trance. True, they
followed her instructions, reached
Red mountain and dug into many
croppings, but they found nothing to
reward their efforts. Ore had to be
rich in those days to pay for the
cost of getting it out, shipping it and
treatment. The party persevered for
five or six weeks, then, finding no
free gold, went away in disgust, not
even taking with them samples of
ore for assay.
That was in 1884. The report of
that disgusted party of prospectors
gave the old lady of Colville a setback as a clairvoyant. And yet, since
her day. over $40,000,000 has been
taken out of her "mountain of gold."
No further work was done on Red
mountain till 1888. and it was not till
1890 thai famous old Joe Bourgeois
set the lirst stake on Le Roi. and E.
S. Topping, deputy mining recorder
at Nelson, located it. Bourgeois
wasn't particularly looking for a mine
when he came across the patches of
red rock which led to the naming of
Rossland's famous mountain. The
French-Canadian was out hunting for
marten and prospecting "on the side."
He didn't think very much of Le Roi.
"Bourgeois and Morris put one
-take on ,i claim 1-1 iln ��i -i of the
Centre Star���an initial post���and .ail
ed it the Louis. Bourgeois proposed to
me that it I would pay for recording
the claims they had located, he and
Morris would allow- me to slake 'he
other. 1. ..f course, accepted, and
paid to Mr. Ciffin the recorder at that
lime, ihe required sum of Sin. A few
days later 1 visited the new camp and
named the claim Le Roi, and even
i then considered I had the best claim
in I be camp."
It  often happens in  the West that
I the  real   discoverer  of  a  mine  is  the
I man who makes the least out of the
property.     It is worth  stating, therefore, thai  Bourgeois cleaned up from
his   Rossland  and     East    FCootenay
properties about $35,000. which was no
mean  sum for a man who had never
driven  a  stake on  a  lode claim until
he went to Trail creek.   Joe went to
the Canadian Northwest, and. besides
1 taking up a large section of land, mar-
j ried a young wife and acquired a team
jot  fast  horses.    Joe  was  fond of  excitement."
The famous Le Roi. therefore, although discovered by the fur trapper.
Was located by the deputy recorder,
whose initial expenditure was $10
From that moment Topping decided
to cast in his fortunes with the new-
camp. He would sink or swim with
it. He went to Nelson, sold out his
interests there, and moved to ihe
mouth of Trail creek, where he located Hi acres, now tlu City of Trail.
His next move was to secure capital to develop Le Roi. He didn't stop
to consider whether that capital
should be Canadian or American. He
simply reasoned that Spokane, in the
adjoining   state   of   Washington,   was
the nearest city where men wilh
-on,, means could he induced to hack
Americans  in   Spokane  take  great
credit   to   themselves     i-.r    assisting
- \ 11- ipment of K ��� land   While
on.-  do.-s  nol  desiri   to  refuse  them
credit, and . an  not  in   iairn.-ss il
it niii-t in  stated that British Colum
In;,   has  returned  to  them  far  mor<
pin   into   it       I
I��� es in Briti-h Col
umbia mining     Canadi ins and  1 ��ng
uffered these; tin  "vel
. - ���    ' ,    gone across the border.    \\ e
i- -! -in.inly behold
en  to United  Stati -  - apital
l.el i: I,,
kaii.   people   who  took   ovei   'i.-    I..
Roi    ir     Mr     Topping,   that    the)
stuck to the  mine during a most  dis
couraging nine.   They knew they had
a  gi ii "1 thing, and tbey "glued" to it
They    forced    distrustful    hankers    to
lend them money, and they did not
throw up the sponge when they
found themsi h es in debt, with no
money in the treasury and with no
credit. Tin-., encountered many dii
ficulties and embarrassments in making la R..i a mine. Several times they
w.-re near the limit of their etidur
ance. and they fully deserve th.- pro--
perity which came to them. Colon.-I
Topping -..Id them the mine for .S3",
mill. Th.-v developed it and tr.u -
ferred il to the Whitaker Wright syn-
dicate for $4,1 .nun
Connected with th.- acquirement ot
the property by Whitaker Wright anil
his friends i- almost as great a r-.
mance as the actual discovery itself.
When Whitaker Wright burst int..
the financial world of London he introduced American methods. Although an Englishman, ho had spent
a good many years on this side of the
water and was "next" to all the
wrinkles of company promoting. After
lie had been in London some time the
Klondike cast the glamor of its gold
all over the world. Wright formed
the Briti-h American corporation,
'Hie of his main ideas was to operate
largely in the Yukon, but in order t..
get iln- large capital he required he
had 1.. have something more than
mere Klondike prospects to serve as
a bait in  Londi .n.
Therefor.-, In- determined to -- cure
l.e Roi. ! I.- otf. r.-d a big price lor it
Most of the Spokane stockholders of
ihe old corporation were eager to -ell
.ml at thi- figure, but an active minority was opposed to the deal. The latter placed all -oris ..f obstacles in the
way of the transfer of tin- property.
It --.-cured possession of tin- seal of
the company, without which Le Roi
.'.mid nol be legally made over lo the
British American corporation. Bui
Whitaker Wright had good men
working for him, brainy men. men
with idea-. Mr. C. II. Mackinti sh,
formerly an Ottawa new-paper man,
ex lieutenant-governor of the North-
territories, and general all-round
good sort, was one of then. While
the late Earl of Dufferin, once gover-
lor general, was the figurehead chair-
ii.w of the British American corpora
ion. Mackintosh was the resident
director at Rossland,
Mackintosh got thai seal of I.������ Roi
It required -mart work at . >kane,
it necessitated the hiring of a special
train to rush the_*eal from Spokane
over the Nelson and Fort Sheppard
railway to Rossland. But Mackintosh managed it. The seal was quickly affixed, the minority was broughl
to time, and the legal transfer was
Even with the great prestige - I tin
British   American  corporation behind
ii. 1..   Roi did not  find it all  sm .otl
sailing.    Tin-  famous  eighl hour  law
striki   in the Koi t< nays set  Rossland
bad . and later came  'he  pi
of Whitaker Wright on charges con
nectcd  with  the accounts
his mining companii -    11,  wa   fi und
guilty   and   ci immitti .1  suicid.   in  the
London law  courts almosi ,it the feet
..f the judgi   -v ready to pro
nounce in- senti i
Vow I.. Roi i- ' the hands of a
l.on.io pi ny, "f which Mr, A   J
McMillan,   former  agent  in   Eng
for tlu   Maniti !-��� lei t, i- man
aging diri eti t
Si   - md - -nl\   in ' iten -t t    ih    his
i   I.    Roi    �� that    if  the  War
\igle."    as
Patsy" Clark -  Irish .inner- us. .1  I
ill ii     This p        rtj Centt
Star are i iv ned l>\   , , ompany  �� hose
shai. -   ai. ten
Canada.    In addition to the j."- ipertii -
named, the C. msolidati d  M    ing and
Smelting  Comi u v   of Canada.  I
ti d     for   such   is   Its   uuw'
owns  th,.   in.n   Mask,  Idaho,  Enter
prisi and a number of fractional min
eral claim- adjoining th.se. together
with th.   Saint  Eugene, an extensivi
ly developed silver-lead property -it
uaicd   at   Moyie.   British   Columbia;
the -inciter at Trail, three mile- from
Rossland, originally erected by Mr  1"
A   ! leinze f. ir the tn atmenl of l.e Roi
ore.   and   the   Rossland   Power   com
Tlu- War Eagle and the Centre Star
were two of the claims that Joe Hour
geois and J..e Morris located They
were worked with varying success until, ill 1894, "Patsy"'Clark of Spokane bonded the War Eagle for $1".-
"The luck of Patsy Clark" is a saying in the West, Clark bad not driven
far into the hill before he struck the
War Eagle's great upper chute, and
in three months he declared a dividend equal to the exact amount subscribed for the company lie formed.
His success electrified the West. To
the Canadian Butte, as they now- dubbed Rossland. a remarkable rush took
nlace. The year before the country
had been languishing. The effect of
"Patsy" Clark's operations was picturesquely summed up by D. B Bogle,
a former Rossland newspaper man.
He said :
"Men who in 1894 were threatening
suicide, in 1895 wcre regaling themselves  on   lobster   and    champagne."
But old bottles and fancy fish wcre
not all By a logical train of e-iccum-
slances, as Mr. Bogle adds, "the buiW-
��� ing of smelters, the extension of copper  mining  to  the  boundary   district.
(Continued  on   Page  91
The Value of
Newspapers are the -alt of tin:
earth. Remove tin: threat daily
journal-, from the city of Vancouver ami you will have left a
city without any nerve system.
Vancouver  i- progressing to the
front among the great citie- of
the world, largely because of the
great miracles of publicity that
are being performed by the
"Province.'' "World," "News-
Advertiser," and Ford-McCon-
nell publications.
In giving the people of South Vancouver the "Chinook," the
Greater Vancouver Publishers
Limited (a concern financed by
the public-spirited men of South
Vancouver) is giving to the District of South Vancouver at
least a pinch of the "salt of the
This journal will publish verbatim
the happening- in the municipal
council chamber. Weekly, the
"Chinook" carries the story of
the building-up of South Vancouver.
The "Chinook" will consecrate its
life to the advancement of the
interests of South Vancouver.
There is not a better printed paper
in Canada than the "Chinook."
I �� y. .u have a wish to help build up
South \ ancouver, your, assistance might be extended to the
"Chinook." It i- an immaculately printed and cleanly edited
publication. It supports no
clique and recognizes no political faction.
If you believe that thi- South Van-
couver weekly has the merit, you
might cut . m t.!'..- blank at the
in... oi tin- column, put two dollar- with ail t" the
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Sub-Post ' Iffice, Si nth Vancouver.
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trouble ol ans wei ii j the door
bell when it gently rings under
the delicate thumb of one of our
polite subscription-getter-.
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.    .50
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over the writer's signature.
We  will   not   print   anonymous   letters,
current events,  to be  published
THE expression of public opinion which was given by
the mass meeting held in Ward V lasl week found
reiteration and emphasis al the meeting of the Hoard ol
Trade ..n Monday evening. Il is apparent that lln.se who
were disposed to regard the defeat of the Sewerage Bylaw as indicative of a prevailing impression among the
voters that something requires to he done before they will
give assent to an undertaking which, although of the highest public importance, may have the appearance, and lo a
real, if limited, extent, the effect of linking-up South
Vancouver to Vancouver before ihe character, the shape,
and the metal ..I the indissoluble link of union between
the two have been wisely and probably finally determined,
were correct.
Let the fact be fully and constantly kept in view thai
Ihe question now agitating the public mind in South Vancouver must he dealt with, not only as affecting the prosperity of Smith Vancouver, regarded as isolated and alone
���which it never can he, and which no one wishes it lo
be,���but of South Vancouver as an indivisible part of the
Greater Vancouver towards which the eyes of the world
are turned, The question may be stated in some such
form as this : will the movement towards a Greater Vancouver he more effectively promoted���will progress in
South Vancouver be more accelerated hy the annexation
..i South Vancouver to Vancouver or by the erection of
South Vancouver into a civic municipality and union on a
basis of cordial and efficient co-operation? Public opinion
in South Vancouver, so far as declared, is overwhelmingly
in favor of incorporation as a separate municipality, and of
effective co-operation with the other partners in a Greater
Vancouver, of whom, of course, Vancouver musl be the
chief. On grounds of public and practical utility, as well
a- in consideration of wider polity, we think that public
opinion, as already declared on the question, is sane, sound,
Discarding, for the time, phases of ihe question which
might be described, with some semblance of reasonableness, as academic, and avoiding the statement or advocacy of principles more or less abstract, let us consider,
in view of the situation as ii now exist,-, whether ihe annexation of South Vancouver lo Vancouver would promote the growth of sentiment in favor of Greater Vancouver and imparl an impetus to the movement the
progress of which is an index and record of ihe strength
and volume of that Bentiment. What is the situation as
we find ii? Expanding Vancouver has to the northward
a vigorous civic municipality, born but of recent years; to
the southeast there is another municipality, small compared with Vancouver, but old and adding to itself a population and acquiring a new spirit of progress and ambition
that is changing the tone and character of ils life. New
Westminster is stepping out and forward. It is renewing
it- youth as a separate civic municipality, Its business
men, in their advertisements, proclaim their recognition
of the fact thai, commercially considered, it is a part of
Greater Vancouver. Yet no .me will question that the
ends ,.f civic government, both in New Westminster and
in   Vancouver,   are   promoted   by   the   Continued   separate
existence of ihe iwo municipally.
Similarly with North Vancouver. The city on the
north shore of Burrard Inlet will he iln- scene of great
activity iii maritime and general industry when Greater
i nti upon tin- impending siage of greater
developmcnl vhicl - anticipated with the opening of the
Panama Canal, yel no proposal or attempt is made to
absorb North Vancouver in Vancouver, Ii i- recognized
thai North Vancouver can besl contribute to the growth
'���  Gt eati i \; i    : le  i, maining ., si paratc civic muni
. ipalil
! ;i      nth Vain   in  r. the aw iiki ning ol civic sense and
1 n in the rejection of the Seweragi  By
law, in the    | thi   mass meeting in  Ward  V, ami
in the discussion at the meeting of the Hoard of Trade
in  Monday .-inn; -  from  having spent  itself, is
much more likely to stun and spread 'ill South Vancou
ver, in ubedienci lo reasoned, ripened public ..pinion, deliberately and constitutionally expressed, declare- in favor
of incorporation
and magazines ha- been of a favorable nature,    I'm the
people beyond ihe mountains are becoming aware ol  some
,,f tlu practices followed by ihe money grabbers of the
coast, In their magazines they an- making fun of British
Operations of British Columbia wild catters are respon
Bible for the following paragraph on the funny page of an
American magazine which has .1 circulation ..i ovei a mil
Some real-estate dealers m British Columbia were
accused of having victimized English ami Scotch set
tin- by -filing 10 them tat long range 1 fruit ranches
wlneh were situated on ih, i..p- oi mountains It 1-
said that ihe captain of a steamboat on Kootenay Lake
once heard a great splash in ihe water, Looking over
ihe rail, he spied the head of a man who wa- iwilU
lillllg toward Ills boat. lie hailed llllll "Do you
know." said the swimmer, "this is ihe third lime 1..
day thai   I've fallen off thai bally old ranch of mine?"
touch, ils
io raise the
reputation of British Columbia investments, Last month
the same magazine ran a lengthy article on the subject of
ihe "Single Tax System." Tin "Vancouver Experiment"
was prominently featured in this article, and many good
things were said of Vancouver. In fact. Vancouver's won
derfnl story was told in detail.
Alberta recently passed legislation governing wild cat
ling in real estate. LTnless British Columbia follows the
example of her .sunny sister province, one may watch the
American funny papers and magazines for good jokes
which will tell of unwary outsider! having purchased
business property in swamps, apple orchards on '.he peaks
of Mount Robson, and live acre farms fifty miles beyond
Peace River Crossing.
in   llrilish   Columbia   would   nol   be   such
this same yarn
lo the men win
lias a good, humorous
know little of actual
17 VERY assistance should lie given lo ihe canvas which
^-' is now taking place io put ilu- South Vancouver band
on a stronger fooling. Any movement which is aimed to
develop a love of ihe beautiful or artistic is worthy, nol
only of moral, bill tangible support.
Music is one of Ihe arts most universally loved. Millions of dollars are spent annually in the cultivation and
expression of music, and still the world seeks more eagerly
than ever the sound that charms. Ils influence is primarily elevating' and ennobling. Rob the world of its music
and ils main-spring would be broken.
The cultivation of music in the youth of the land is now
deemed by educationists as important as a training in
the three R's. Provision is made in all the curricula for
a study of music, nol because youth is devoid of love of il,
hul to place manhood and womanhood in a heller position
to appreciate its beauties and charms, Riper years no
doubt open the way for a fuller understanding of ii, just
as they simplify Ihe problems of the school-day life.
South Vancouver now has a hand of which any place
might well be proud, but the organization is not yet perfect, Public support will assist towards that end and aid
in building up one of ihe world's greatest assets.
if the reasons driving South  Vancouver
orporaliou���if  the   feeling   expressed   at
the last
Hoard of Trade meeting may be taken as a criterion���is
the fad that South Vancouver, wilh a population of some   horizons.her"irreaicr opportunities, li
An interesting publication which
will make 11- appearance at an early-
date is at present in preparation by
the executive officials of the Vancou
,er  I' e.i-' Association.     While  a
publical    winch    presents    photo
graphs and biographical sketches of
tin- nun \\ In. wcre on Ihe ground
wh.u Vancouver was laking shape
,,ui ,,i the prevailing forest and
swampi will probably In- of primary
int.i, -1   to   these   ..Id timers   them
iclvi I, and be highly tallied by them
as a memento "i early days ..I haul
ship ami conqueit, ii should scarcely
he  le--  interelting  when  read  by  the
 p.native   I hecha.o   in   these     ex
panding days 01 Greater Vancouver.
The past is an excellent point to start
from,  and   ihe  city  is  unwise   or  1111
fortunate   that   cm- adrift   from   its
past, or which has 110 past lo -peak ol.
Xo reproach  comes  io  Vancouver
from the past, and ihe story lo which
all   Ihe   biographical   records   in   the
forthcoming   publication     contribute
conies down to these days and lo ihe
citizens of Greater Vancouver with
all Ihe force and vigor of ihe primeval, and .should nerve and spur the
men of today to greater endeavor and
wider achievements. The pioneers ol
Vancouver probably builded better
than they knew. They worked pluck-
ily. with very little of the inspiration
imparled  by  ihe  hope and confidence
which are now regnant in a Greater
Vancouver, of which, if indeed they
dreamed, they usually spoke to each
other in half bantering encouragement, They did things in those days
and they carved out knowledge and
learned wisdom which some of them
have lived lo turn lo account in these
days of ours.
Il   is,  of  course,  necessary   to  wail
for Ihe appearance of the publication
I before Ihe story it lells can be learned in full, but without it one may
hazard something of how the printed
I record runs. There was a humor and
a picturesquencss, as well as a dignity, which is now lime-invested in
those early days. Among the real
City Fathers of Vancouver, the business man of today can still point to
Mr.   R.   II.   Alexander;   in   the   dusky
swimming Instructor who ducks  and
swims and floats and sports, almost
tirelessly, al English Hay. he can still
see the "chambermaid" of what was
practically early Vancouver's only hoi-
elry; passing along Cordova Street, he
may see a window-sign proclaiming
the place of business of Kalinan Sil
verinan, the pioneer of ihe Hebrew
colony, Ihe members of which have
probably done as much as those of
any oilier colony or class for the
upbuilding of ihe commercial life and
fabric of Greater Vancouver. Nor is
there any disposition among these
veterans to hang superfluous mi the
stage, or lo lag behind in the larger
city's march of progress. An active
man is Mr. Jonathan Miller, who some
time ago laid down .he la'.t'.ks of postmaster, and then embarki d on the
calm waters (sic) of newipaperdom,
Me was the sole representative of law
and order in the city ol the pioneers.
Greater Vancouver is her past���
plus.     In  Ihe  plus  sign   lie  her  wider
representation    in    the
thirty-five   thousand,   is   without
Dominion  House of Commons.
South Vancouver's lirst asset is the North Arm of the
Eraser River, and South Vancouver wauls lo lake a hand
with the city in Ihe bringing aboul of a broad harbor
scheme. The man who was sent from Vancouver to Ottawa on September 21. 1911, gave promise, ai lirst, of being much interested in the advancement of South Vancouver's harbor interests.
Some three weeks ago, a committee from the South
Vancouver Board "f Trade met Stevens in the city and
entertained him at luncheon. This committee reported
hack lo ihe Hoard thai the Dominion representative
showed a wide grasp, in his conversation along harbor
topics, of Ihe needs of South Vancouver in this direction.
So enthusiastic with this rumor were the Hoard of Trade
thai  a  smoking  concert   under  ihe auspices
of Trade was arranged lo supplant a political ward meet
augmented resources, ami the Inspiration which the past alone can yield.
A lag on sin is a good thing. People
who are responsible for vicious and
degrading conditions ought to be held
before Ihe public gaze. No honorable
man should own property whose physical condition makes it dangerous
lo health, nor rent property for immoral purposes with which he is
ashamed publicly to identify himself.
These are very simple propositions,
hut those who are advocating an ordinance in New York City compelling
owners of properly to put up a plate
f the Hoard in a conspicuous place with their
names   and   addresses   have   found   il
,   ,, ,. difficult  to secure the ordinance.
nig ihat Stevens had arranged to hold in Soiilh Hill. ., , , , ,
0l .111 11 1   ., 1 ��� N"  honorable   man   can   reasonably
Sieves  stated   thai   he  would attend  the  smoking con-   ���,,-.^ ���, f.���|,,,.jn(, ���,, ������.���  ,���,,,,,,-, v,
cert, and expressed appreciation ol the honor shown linn,   (,ul there are many {losing as honor
The  Hoard of Trade  spent  some $''5.(Ill arranging for the   able men who own dark and unhealthy
Steven-    smoker
South Vancouver turned oul in large numbers to hear
the parliamentarian, for he was billed to tell ihe people
what Ottawa was doing for the North Arm.
Ste.ens did nol turn up. 'le did nol send any message
to tell win he was noi able to attend, lie did not apolo
gize for noi turning up.   Stevens slighted the South Van
eouver   Hoard  of  Trade  and   South   Vancouver   men   who
elected iii 111 lo a rather responsible position.
Stevens' attitude towards South Vancouver is regarded
as being jusl a crystallization of ihe views of tin- ring ill
Vancouver which, for perhaps personal gains, is effect
ively blocking ihe Greater Vancouver harbor plan.
There  is  only  one   Fraser   River   ill   Canada.     There   is
situation a- affecting South Vancouver   "��!>' one South Vancouver.    1'eople in S..111I1 Vancouver
have been writing letters and telegrams to Ihe Honorable
F, I). Monk and others at Ottawa beseeching improve
ments mi ihe North Arm.
If Steven- had it in him. he would before this have had
the  question  of  harbor  improvements  for  Greater  Van-
and Vancouver yields evidence of ihe same character as
i- derived from the more embracing and more general
view In emphasizing this aspect of the question it is
unnecessary lo do more than confine ourselves lo the subsidiary question of efficiency in municipal government,
Ai the presenl stagi in it- affairs Vancouver, strong, young
giantess though she may he. i- staggering under a load of
public works from which -lie might with advantage be relieved in part, instead of hating additional burdens imposed upon her. There may be various views held with
regard to the progress ..f municipal work in South Vancouver at present, lint does anyone seriously contend
that the needs ..f South Vancouver would receive more
attention if she were a ward, a part of a ward, or, divided   a while and lei loose a I-
couver before the House of Commons. A few good, hoi
speeches mi such a theme, even if nothing were gained
111 the way of Government assistance, would make the
I..-: Vancouver publicity matter that Hansard ever carried. Moreover, it is a national subject. One can fancy
how some of those rich plutocrats representing Eastern
tenement! and properties used for in
famous purposes who are now able to
hide   their   identity   from   ihe   public.
The "little tin plate" would drive them i
Into the open     At a meeting in Labor i
Temple,  resolution!    were    adopted i
calling mi  the board of aldermen  to
pass   the   ordinance     "The   man   who
swears off his financial tax is not a
g I citizen," said Dr. J. L. Elliot, of
the  Ethical  Culture Society, at  thia
meeting; "but he is not so bad as ihe
mail who swears off the moral lax
that every ciliz.cn owes the community in which he lives"    The "little tin
plate" would work the destruction of
ihe owners hint 011 evil doing and
would bring corresponding benefits
to those wauling their properly lo be
used only for Ihe besl purposes, Wc
can't have the ordinance too soon.
As Colonel Roosevelt says, "Il would
make owners lake a healthy Interest
ill their properly." Public sentiment
must eventually be so aroused as to
make itself felt ill this matter, and
then such an ordinance as the one referred lo will be passed ami enforced.
The   Volunteer   Fire     Department
mid   sil   up  and   take  notice  if  our  ,,���-���! held a meeting on Monday, with Chief
representative would get on his feel in (he House
Ward   in   (he   chair.    Delegates   were
once in j present frc,m ,��� c ftr0 ]lalls     Tne cap_
up   among  several   ward-,   handed   over   either   bi
piecemeal to Vancouver?
In the interests of South Vancouver: in ihe interests
of Vancouver : in ihe interest- of Greater Vancouver it is
well that South Vancouver should seek incorporation. If
preparation for the opening of the Panama Canal is to
proceed beyond the stage of mere talk, there are grave,
weighty and important duties and responsibilities awaiting
South Vancouver as a fresh-water port, and these duties
and responsibilities cannot well be accepted by a community maintaining only a rural form of government. In
view of these, and having regard to the public works
which are rapidly growing in number and in magnitude
throughout the municipality, incorporation appears to be
the next logical step in progress and development.
ew facts regarding Vancouver and I tains were deputed to arrange for a
arguments in favor of digging out a big  committee for the coming field fports,
thai Western Canada might benefit by the ', a!!'1 rt'P"rt t0 ,nc ncxt meeting. Mayor
advance a   few
harbor here, so
opening  of ihe  Panama Canal, and  not the  few interests
which always have played, and will undoubtedly continue
to play, Vancouver for all she is worth.
if  the
Is Man Blind Sport of Chance?
Thomas   Hardy  is   to  be  given   the  gold  medal
Royal Society of Literature.
An honor like this means little to him in his old age,
after a successful career.
Il would be hard lo say whether his powerful pen has
diffused more pleasure than gloom. "Tess" is a masterpiece, but a mighty mournful one.
The doctrine that man is the sport of blind chance is
nut comforting.
Findlay was cordially thanked for his
donation to the association, and the
chief stated that the contributions now
amounted to $500 of the $1,600 relinked. Il is intended to invite the
police from all districts to the sports,
but the competitions will be confined
to volunteers.
The South Vancouver police are on
Ihe trail of a man wdio has succeeded
in duping three merchants in Central
Park by the passing of bogus cheques
on Ihe Maritime Trust Company of
Vancouver. So far the amounts have
been very small.
SATl'RDAY, Jl'NE 1, 1912
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Pott Office, South Vancouver, B.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Saving! Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed Drafts        Collections
Checks on the Corporation of Smith Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.111. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Cleared Loti, .l.lxUK. to lane, with Font stalled barn. 51st. and
lirst block from  Eraser Street.    On good terms.
Three building l.ms. 33x132, facing south, mi Forty-eighth Avenue,
Jusi west of Fraser Siree-t.   $2,xoo for the three,
Two Lots, 4'Jth Avenue Southern exposure, midway between
Fraser and Main Streets,    $950 each, on terms.
Three cleared Lots, ,14x116, to lane, facing south, on Fifty-eighth
Avenue, just off Fraser, $H50 each; easy terms.
Three cleared Lots. 50th Avenue, 37^x112, lo lane, al car lerminus.
$10511 each, mi good tonus.
Two high Lots facing south, 50th Avenue, close to Victoria
Drive. $550 each; a snap.
Two subdivisions, 63rd Avenue. $550 per lot, anil up lo $701).
Very easy terms.
One eight-room and one four-room modern bungalow, 49th
Avenue. Large rooms, fireplace, panelled hall and living rooms,
beamed ceiling���everything that affords comfort in a home. To see
them, if you want a home, iiie'ans lo buy.
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of our Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while you are in any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
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
Comer of Fraser Street and Ferris Road
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices:   Slsl  Avenue and  Fraser Street.     Phone I   Fraser .%.
Main anil 29th Avenue.     Phone :    Fairmont  1940.
Fraser Street ami Xorth Arm of Fraser River.   Phone 1 Fraser K4.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
Phone: Fraser 87
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.
Garden Tools: Rakes, Spades,
Shovels, Digging Forks,
Lawn Mowers, etc.
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. SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1912
Few people' who witness the- cine-ma
entertainments at the many picture
theatres scattered nowadays through
mil  the  length  and  breadth of the
civilized world have- probably any idea
of the useful purpose thai these en
lertaiiinii nis occasionally serve as ���
means of detecting the whereabouts
��� -I pei iple w ho arc   n anted
"I very frequently pui in an hour
at  the  cinema  shows." said  a  well
known   Scotland   Yard     man     to     an
"Answers" representative recently,
"especially when films are in the bill
dealing with current public events,
sin Ii as the Derby Day, < Ixford and
Cambridge Boal race, Royal Progress
through  the City, fool hall matches,
and su,h thing! And you would !n-
surprised al the number of people thai
I recognize in the filmi,
"For example, the arrest of a man
win. had  been 'wanted' for  no lesi
than   imir   ye-ars   foi    a   forgery   case
was entirely brought about in conse
quence of inquiries which I was able
to set mi foot alter catching a glimpse
of him in a crowd at the launching of
a battleship in the Smith of England,
Spotting the  Pickpocket
"Apparently, hy  evading arrest   for
so lone,' a period he had become a little
careless, and was growing a beard
again, I recognized the man immediately as he appeared Standing in a
crowd   outside   the   dockyard    nates,
awaiting the arrival of the distinguish
ed personage who was to perform the
christening and launching ceremony.
"Two days spent in that particular
town enabled me to trace him and effect an arrest, upon which I and the
sergeant who accompanied me were
complimented at the trial. No one,
of course-, knew how I had managed
to pick up Ihe threads of the mystery
which during four years had been
"On another occasion 1 was in a
West End cinema show when a Derby
Day crowd was thrown on the screen,
and in the picture I recognized a well-
known pickpocket and swell mobsman in the neighborhood of a lady
of title who had on that day lost her
purse containing not only a considerable amount of money, hut several
valuable rin^s, and a moment or two
later Ihe next picture showed me the
man in the act of picking this lady's
His  Female  Accomplice
"When I say 'in Ihe act,' I mean
that he had assumed a certain position which, lo my experienced eye,
told me exactly whal he was about
to do, but which, lo Ihe eyes of most,
onlookers, might have conveyed no
sinister meaning. As a result, we
got in touch wilh this man, and wilh
in twai days he was arrested, and a
female accomplice was actually
found wearing one of the rings that
had been stolen.
"These are only a couple of instances of the many I could give in
which the cinema show has unexpectedly proved a most valuable detective."
In conversation with one of the
heads of a well known cinemato
graph film company in Paris, the
"Answers'' man heard one or Iwo
good "identification" siories.
"Strong family resemblances are,
of course, quite common," said he,
"ami we have had in our experience
as film manufacturers one or two
astonishingly romantic incidents.
Some  Identification   Stories
"Not long ago���lo he exact, about
nine months���we were called upon
by one of ihe most famous members
of the detective force of the Paris
police, who wished lo have a film
which hail recently been shown at a
Rochehouari run through the lantern. Of course, we were only too
pleased to oblige. 11 happened to
be a film showing a review by the
President, at Toulon.
"As the film was being run
through, and there appeared mi the
screen a group id' pretty Toulon
midinelle s, M. K., the detective, siul-
de'iily   cried   'Hall!'   and     pulling     a
faded photograph from his pocket,
he asked u- to compare 'In- face- of
il wilh thai of one oi ihe girls in the
group I was bound lo admit thai
ihe   likeness   was   astounding,     We
gave every information as lo iln-
date and neighborhood in  which  that
particular   film   had   been   taken,   ami
a   detective   left    Paris   that   evening
io  investigate  the  matter.
"As a result, the- granddaughter of
a   will known   almost   millionaire  an
dealer oi Paris was discovered in the
person of the- girl who had posed so
Innocently before tin   cinema man'i
ca ia iii tin- streets of Toulon. The
mother, whose photograph ihe de
tective possessed, bad years before
married one of her lather's employ
eei, and had so offended him thai
sin   w is turned oul of her home and
lost   sight   of.
"Tin-   old   man,   in   his   lonelini
foi   Ills daughter was his only child���
had   just   prior   lo   the   time   "|   the
cinema film being taken, let on fool
inquiries, with a view to discovering
tin-   whereabouts   of    his    long-lost
daughter     The  latter was  found  to
hale- died four years previously, her
husband   having   deceased    her    by
many   years,   and   this   young   girl -
her   only   child���whose   likenesi   to
her mother had been  the means of,
hei    being   identified,   had   become   a
work girl at one of the biggest mil
liner's  in Toulon.
Recording a  Murder
"It    it   not   often    that   the   cinema
film   records  the  actual  commission
of a crime, I'm I have known one
or iwo installers ,,f this happening.
Some- considerable time- ago���sever
al   years���one   of   our   operators   was
taking  a  moving-picture  film  down
tlit-   Seine at a  very  picturesque  little
"The subject was a comic boating
episode-, and the orcrator'i attention
being naturally fixed upon the approaching boat, with its occupant!
engaged in trying Io change seat!,
and thus turn the craft over, he paid
little or no attention to anything
else happening, in even the immediate neighborhood.
"What was our surprise, however,
on running the film through for test
purposes after development���when,
of course, the- picture would be enormously magnified���to sec in the far
distance quite distinctly two people,
a man and a woman, struggling on
the river's brink, and a moment later
to see the man wilh uplifted hand
knocking the woman backwards in-
lo Ihe water.
Convicted by Film
"The figures mi Ihe screen in the
distance were about six inches in
height, but perfectly recognizable,
and for Ihe purpose of being quite
sine as to what had taken place wc
threw the picture mi lo an even
larger screen, with a result of making these figures nearly a foot in
height. We then clearly saw the
man had some weapon in his hand,
and   communicated   the  incident   to
the police.
"It was found that about the date
the film evas taken a woman had
disappeared suddenly, and two tor
three (lays later her body was found
in the Se-inc entangled in some
weeds, about five or six miles below
the spot at which she had lirst been
stabbed by her assailant, and then
pushed into the water.
"The man was arrested in a Mont-
martre' cabaret, tried, and, largely
through the evidence- of the film, was
A Valuable Witness
"'file- police were greatly assisted
in gelling up the case- by Ihe evidence of a man who passed at the
time the altercation was in progress,
but, haling sve-n our operator a little
further along the hank, and having
Watched Ihe comic episode ill Ihe
boal   which   wc   were   really  engaged
in photographing, had come i" the
conclusion���he having .no knowledge of photograohy, and the fact
that Ihese particular ligures on the
bank would he almost indistinguishable io our operator���that it was all
part of ihe show, and took no further
notice "f the man and woman who
wen   quarrelling,
"So you see, even a cine-ma has a
Usefulness over and above that of
entertaining or instructing and
ienccs, and that occasionally the eye
of the camera becomes a very intelligent and Successful crime de
lector "
Journalism in the Bud Back East
This is a weekly hndge-l from a certain   little
just  as it appeared in  Ihe  column!
il tin-
ill   Western (Intario,
���ountry paper
Tom McCarlhy is wearing a broad
smile these days. Il is a boy. Congratulations, Tom
* *    +
Our genial merchant, Mr. Thos McCarthy, leader of the choir in the
Methodist Church, pays highest prices
for butter and eggs.
* *   *
There has been a yellow haze about i
the moon these last few nights. Old
resident! around the corners say they
have never seen this happen since
1SH4. It is said to mean an early
* *    *
Quite a number of our village sports
report good luck with the rod and
* *    *
It is said that five or six young
ladies of our village got up at six
o'clock last Sunday morning and walked around four concessions without
seeing a man. One of them took observations from the roof of a box car,
and even scaled the semaphore in her
anxiety to make sure the party
shouldn't miss one.
* *    *
Owing to the increase in the amount
of bread used in the country Mr. Y.
Tilmore found it necessary to get a
larger peddling wagon, and he now
has a dandy.
* *    *
Mr. A. Patterson, who was lately
teamster for the Milling Co., has taken
a position in the livery barn.
* *   *
Several large flocks of wild ducks,
numbering over fifty, were seen pass
ing north over lite- village this morn
ing.   Quite a number of ducks linger
about   the   small   lakes   east   of   here
every summer.
+    *    *
Miss Charlotte Pettinger, of Uncle
Sam's domain, is visiting relatives
*    *    *
Our principal of the village school,
Mr. M. 1". Hall, has resigned. He will
be greatly missed in the churcii ,i'iii
Sunday School, but what is our loss
will assuredly be another community's
A gentleman challenged a renowned pedestrian and runner to a race
for a considerable distance with him,
simply stipulating that the champion
of the "foot course" should carry 101b.
weight of any article bis challenger
might  select.
The champion cried "Done!" to the
bargain, when lo and behold! his opponent selected���not only for the effectual impediment, but the most grotesque adornment of his competitor
���101b. weight of full-blown bladders.
It is needless to say that the man
with speed of foot lost the wager to
the man with speed of wit.
Is it possible   for a rich man to get
a s.piar.   dial  from the yellow   press
or public investigations? hi theii  ti
oniony before the  Btanle)   Congn
iional  Committee, the brothci i  Leo
nidas   and   Alfred   Merritl   attempted
t.l   show    that   John    I)      ROI  k<   telle,,   ;,,   |
mi- through ins alleged tool, a Bap
iisi minister, had fii  I d ceived them
as to tin- e aim i .I certain iuiiiiiik pi - ip
ertii   . and lati t crui 111  robbi d them
I i ould not . on, cii i.   laid Leoi
in In-   tei ny, "how  In hi II,
in these few  months, without  ipi nd
iiik ,i ��� -in oi i !j aboi c mj  b
bill, I i nuld havi goni to Ni w York
ami lost all those million!" If Mi
Koike fi ll.r   did   what krri
charged him with doing, he would no
longer deserve the n ipeel ol  line ;i     Rev   In,I. rick  T,  Gati i,  I be
Baptist iniuisiei" in the case, has
lied in pamphlet form "The
Truth about Mr Rockefeller and tin
Mel nits" I lere it i-. and no one has
yet appeared to deny the statement.
Mr. Rockefeller entered into rela
tions with the Merritts in January,
1KVJ���nearly twent) years ago by
taking one fourth of a bond -ah- ������!
$1,600,000, then BUpposed to be suffi
cicnl to complete the building of a
railroad to the iron mines of the Merritts The ore was of doubtful value,
the mine! undeveloped and the timely help oi Mr. Rockefeller wai the
mile thing that saved the brothers
from ruin. Al the end of six months,
however, the Merritt-Wetmore syndi
cate controlling the mines and railroad was in worse straits than be
fore-. Accordingly, in July, 1893, Mr.
Rockefeller again came to the rescue,
agreeing to finance the railroad with
$500,000, though, as the event proved,
he a. tually had to put in $2,000,000.
He was also I,, advance Merritl and
W'etin-ei. as partner.,, considerable
sums of needed cash, and to the
Merrills personally $150,000, that they
might retain control of their stock.
"So ilu- Merrills weathered the storm
of 1893," writes Mr. Gates, "I supposed that their difficulties were now
past, when, in January, 1894, we received, to my great surprise, an offer
from the Merritts to sell on,tint] shares
of their consolidated stock. They
would accept $10 a share, $900,000 for
the whole. This slock we bought, but
gave the Merritts right to buy back
55,01111 shares of the slock in one year
at the same price, with six per cent.
Why they were compelled to sell just
at  Ibis   time  we  never  knew."
Before the Stanley committee, (he
Merrills swore" they were compelled
to sell because Mr Rockefeller called
a loan of $400,000, giving them twenty
four hours in which lo pay. The- Facts
are- that they owed .Mr. Rockefeller at
ibis time only $150,000, and five-sixths
of that had a long lime yet to run
"Never have I known Mr. Rockefeller," says Mr. Gates, "to call a
private loan, foreclose a private mort
gage or oppress a debtor." N'or does
ihe privilege of huying back 55.1111(1
shares of the stock seem to indicate
that Mr. Rockefeller was trying very
hard to oppress or rob the Merritts.
By that option Mr. Rockefeller intended lo secure for the Merritts a
year's lime. and. in fact, all the time-
they should ever need for working out
their salvation. All they needed to
do at the end of the year was to ask
Mr. Rockefeller to renew the option,
and ii would have been done gladly.
Two of the Merritts���Louis J. and his
-on llulett���he did carry in this way
from year to year on renewed options freely given, the lasl on,- for the
wholesale term of five fears. Ilofore
the expiration of the lime, these two
Merrills became millionaires through
the sale of their stock to the United
Stale's Steel Corporation. "If Leoni
das and Alfred Merrill had pursued
the same course as their brother and
his son," says Mr. Gates, "they would
have received the same treatment
from Mr. Rockefeller, and on the day
oi delivery of their 55,000 -hare- to
the' Steel Corporation, in April. 1901.
till Merritl- could have sold it for
$9,190,500 .ash iii New York."
lint, before- this could have hap
pencd, the Merrill brothers came under ihe controlling influence of an adviser in Diiluth, who persuaded them
thai by bringing an action they could
get a Ii il of money out of Mr  i; -. i e
feller The falling out of tin- Merritts
and their advisers, resulting iii a suit
at iaw and the sworn retraction sign
ed by all the Merritts withdrawing the
charges against Mr Rockefeller or his
agents, is prool that the whole attai k
was  a   plan  between   the  misguided
Mei lilts and their ad\ i-- :
'I'hes. an- the essential fact! in the
case- If they can be contradicted, lei
anyone do m ,, ho c i I 'nb ���- ami
until they are. ihe public mind should
refuse to entertain the- slanderous
statement: made before the Stanley
committee against one of our most
conspicuous and ablest captains of industry, and one of the most .philanthropic of Americans.���"Leslie's
Pughe's   Opening
Saturday, June 1
50  dozen   Men's   Lisle   Half-hose.   Regular   50c   quality;
10 dozen Men'- Assorted Shirts. Regular $1.25 lines, Saturdaj
lOdozen Men'- Balbriggan Underwear. Saturday . .,
Made-to-measure Clothing
i Guaranteed i
500 Samples to choose from.
Extra Special :   With every suit
ordered for one week from
lune  1    we  will give  AB;
Extra I 'air of  I 'ants.
Choice "I any sample in the
Our Shoes are Good Stock
t'.iHid Stiles and < )ur Prices Talk
Kosey Klog,     Ascot.      Kaiser
Next to City Heights P. 0.
4134 Main Street, near 25th Avenue
Come and enjoy W. W. Robertson's Orchestra
In the mountains of bonnie Scot
land  a  kilted   Highlander    and    an
American wcre walking. In due
course they came to a basin in the
hills from which a wonderful echo
could be obtained.
Having explained matters to the
Yank, the Scotsman proceeded to
demonstrate, He emitted a warlike
shout, and alter nearly three minutes
tin- echo returned as per programme.
"Mon," said the Scot, "ye can't
show anything like that in your coun
But ihe American wa- not abashed.
"I fin-Si we can." he replied "Why.
in my camp in the Rocky Mountains,
when t go to bed I just poke- my In ad
out of Ihe lent and shout : 'Time to
k,-i  up!    \\ .do   up,  tli' re!"
"Yes?" qucrii d 'in- Sc itsman.
"Ki-''-t hours later that echo travi Is
back and waki ns me!"
Millwork Supply Co.
( Iffice ami Planing Mill : 1605 Main Street
Rough ainl Finish Lumber, K. I), ami Sanded, Stair an-! Porch
Material, Brackets, Columns, Window anil Door Frames
Ri lofing and Builders' Paper
St-ire' Fronts, An Glass, Sash Cord ami Weights, Ste]  Ladders
Sash  -   Doors  -  Mouldings
Estimates Cheerfulh Given
Phones : Fairmont 958 and 546
Clothes make or mar the man. Get
the clothes. We sell the be.;l Made-
to-measure Clothes in Canada.���H.
I'Ughe, 4292 Main StrtXL
J. B. Balrd and Mrs. Baird, visitors
from the "Land o'the Leal," are guests
of Mr. and Mrs. George Boyd, corner
of Thirty-eighth and Prince Albert.
Mr. P.aird is so impressed with South
Vancouver that he is making plans to
establish his home here.
An Irishman meeting an acquaintance thus accosted him : "Ah. my
dear! who do you think I have just
been speaking to? Your old friend,
Patrick, faith! And he had grown so
thin I hardly knew him. You are
thin, and I am thin, but he is thinner
than both of ns put together."
*    *    *
"What nonsense al! this is about
men getting on their knees when they
propose," said Mrs. Parslow to her
dear friend. "My husband didn't do
any such absurd thing."
"He did when be proposed to me,"
said the dear friend, without thinking.
��    *    *
"What makes you think the baby
is going to be a great politician?" asked  the  young mother, anxiously.
"I'll tell you," answered the young
father, confidently; "he can say more
things that sound well and mean nothing than any kid I ever saw."
The old in,in had saved many i
si -liners   from   destruction     he   had
found a tunnel broken ��� !��� -^ n, an
stoppi d the train in time
So   I;,   .;i iti ml I.,!--, ne. I    ���
for   him.  and  arrangi d   I ���-
gathering at �� hich In- �� as ton
a pi esent itii in
Tin evening came, and before his
admiring fello�� villagers tin hero as
cended the  platform
"Mr Mumpkins," -aid the chairman,
in pompous tones, "il is tin- desire "i
those you o nobly s... ed from death
that   you   should   receive   Some   -mall
token of your promptness in averting
the terrible disaster. So v. - hai c mi l
here this evening to ask you to accepi
this golel watch, which we- trust will
serve to remind you of the undying
gratitude of the donors."
Mr. Mumpkins spoke never a Word
lie took the golel watch from its velvet-lined case, anil eyed it. first -'inside and then the other. Then he e\
aniined the case, while the committee
and spectators watched him, awaiting
an outburst of thanks and praise. At
last he spoke, and every head bent
"Where's the chain for il?" he
"Sure, Casey was a good fellow."
"He   was   that.    A     good    fellow
"And a cheerful man was Casey���
the cheerftilest I ever knew."
Casey was a generous man.  toe.."
"Generous, you say?    Well. I don't
know so much about that.   Did Casey
ever buy you anything?"
"Well, nearly. One day he came
into Flaherty's bar, where me and unfriends were drinking, and be said to
us : 'Well, men, what are we going
to have���rain or snow?'"
Vegetable Plants-Vegetable Plants
To Farmers, Market Gardeners, and all large growers of  Vegetables
\\'c have now  ready one       the fim
li, Ki Cabbai i
��� . - '      ��� o ���
I i quote you i
Home Made Beautiful
v who would like th< it  homes mo
spring and Sumn er 1 Plants, Pot 1 I
i n el al mosl mo eratc W
ia youi addn ss, at d we ��ill mail you
W ���   ��� ai   .i   ���    fun  ih  those   tttth   a* mi  ol  thi ' nd Rod
���.   .over youi rockeries and borders with thei
! io j ou 11 mi ml er the beautifi 11 ��� ���  ��� ��� ��� ��� ���       W
���vi   can furnish the mosl beautiful roses      U    . the best growi     ���   tl
i'hi Country.    All up-to-date vaueties; strong, well-i
\:.'i i" add that finished, homeliki require, we have
thosi   beautiful  Ornamental  and   Flowering   Shrubs-   rhododei Irons,   snadc  trees of
every description; all in the best ot health and growth, and t<   give faction.
we have  jusl   received  a carload  of choice stock  of   Roses,   Evei .  Shade
Trees, etc.    Wc can give you satisfaction,
Our Fruil  Trees are in splendid condition, and can lie rrlicil on to give good
���-��� - d ti
Our   Seed Department
This department is now stocked with
table Seeds, all  fresh from the best seed
Sweet Peas one of our leading specialties,    Everything worth growing in sweei
we have.    Our Seed, Plant and Bulb Catalogue will be mailed free on demand.
Our Ait  Floral Department, 723 Robson Street, is run by exper   I
who  cannot  be excelled.     Try   us   lor decoration  and  design   work.
"The Mosl Up-to-date Horticultural Establishment in Canada."
This Catalogue will be mailed free.
ROYAL NURSERIES Ltd., Vancouver B. C.
Florist Store. 723 Robson St.      Phone : Seymour 1892 and 1893
Also  2410  Granville  Street
Seed Store and Office, 328-330 Drake St.. Cor. Homer
Phone :  Seymour 5556 and 5557
Greenhouse and Nursery at Royal, on B. C. E. Ry.. Lulu Island Branch, Two Miles
South of City Limits.    Phone :  Eburne 43
the finest strains of flowers and Vege-
wers.    This year we are again making
Sims : ''While in Paris I paid fifteen
I shillings in tips alone."
Waiter (assisting him on with his
coat): "Von must have lived there
a good  many years,  sir!"
Fresh and Salt Meats.      Fish and Poultry.     Delicatessen
Fruits and Vegetables.    Satisfaction guaranteed
On Twenty-fifth Avenue
Two blocks from two trunk car lines���Fraser
Street and Main Street, and within the FIVE CENT
We have 25 fine Lots, all in grass and ready to
build on.
Prices range from $900 to $1200 each (which is
below the market).
If you are looking for a homesite, it will pay you
to investigate this property. This is a locality where
there are few landlords���A HOMING DISTRICT.
Crown Realty Co.
615 Pender Street
Phone : Seymour 2332
One Dollar Opens
an Account
with the
Paid-up Capital : $6,251,080
Hillcrest  Branch
Corner 17th Avenue and Main Street
Are You Going Away?
You want your Household Goods packed and shipped, or stored.
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One Hundred Years Ago Canada was
at War with the United States
Reminiscences of Tecumseh, the Heroic Indian Chief���Story of
the Battle of the Thames���His Last Fight and Death
By William Shir.- Wilson, a Pioneer's Son
WESTERN ONTARIO, al least that fruitful area of ii through which the
River Thames slips ileepil) Blong on ii^ way to Lake' Sinclair, is as
rich in itory and tradition as Is < >l<l Virginia, the Carolina!, or that lection
of ihe' State of New York which ev.i* letUed hy iln- Knickerbockers,
All tboic cities along the- Governor^ Road throughout the Western Pen
insula could Kivc up ink's that  would delight  the heart
Irving.   Ami there arc still ancient pi
Windsor to Hamilton wh
been chronicled.
The following brief sketch of the Indian Chief Tecumseh and his death
nt the Battle of ihe- Thames, for whieh the "Chinook" is indebted t
Ham Shire Wilson, ,,f the Twelfth Line, Woodstock, Ontarii
ihe- author from information received hy Inm from ohl
Mr. Wilsun was
ineers ii
true biti
. of a Washington
those historic centres from
of history that have- never
Mr. Wil
, was compiled
...ttlcrs who had
served in the war of 1K12, and from a cousin of iln- ureal Tecumseh himself,
... .-,. ���   e       ...        ��� 1   f_: I   ..[     ��� ��'       ����-���<
1     HI     111!      W.ll      Ol      1I1|H,    (til.I     IIOIIl    .1     ..'U.-IX.     ��� ,1      UIL     ��....1,
Shawnee Chief, who was a personal friend of the write
a pioneer of Chatham district ami the son of a pioneer.
Chatham is now a thriving city; but noon when Tecumseh'a scout wrought
at tin- lime- of which I write it was hut him news that the enemy hail reached
a  -mall  village,    One of the features   die hanks of the   River Thames, ami
oi which ii was able to boast in the  wen-  rapidly  approaching.    Fearing
early clays was a trading depot for the   an ambush  farther up Ihe stream, as
ham;c of furs ami baskets with the   the   forest   was  very  dense  in  places,
who frequented   which   he   knew   would     hinder    the
In   those   elays   enemy  ill  their progress,  he  S|
stood on the wood- , few words to his warriors
, exchange
many tribes of Indians
ihe- primitive  forest.
an observer
en   structure   suspended    over
; River  Thames  might  watch  th
I dians  in   their  picturesque  costumes
' paddling  their  birch   dugout  canoes
j laden with deer, maple sugar and furs
which   they brought   to  this depot  to
exchange for merchandise.    Chatham
today ii- a nourishing community; but
I  am  writing about a time  when  the
pioneer's cabin was the chief evidence
of civilization; when the logging bee,
the quilting bee and the husking bee
were- the chief evidences of social and
industrial  activity,  apart    from     the
trading expeditions of the Indians already referred to.
Much of the ground here is of historic interest. Sonic of the spots
were given immortal fame by the incidents of the war of 1H12. One of
these places is Tecumseh l'ark, named after the brave Indian chief and
true friend of Canada, who had encamped with his warriors in a large
orchard north of it. The following
picture of Ihe great chief was obtained
from the accounts of men who knew
him well :
As Tecumseh stood upon a stone
near Amherstberg, his thoughts were
about the welfare of bis warriors and
the protection of the pioneer families
in their log cabins along ihe River
Thames. Tecumseh was a brave
Shawnee Indian Chief who knew no
fear. He was tall and well built, audi
was in his Indian costume. The usual
hawk feather stuck in his hair, ami
tomahawk, scalping knife and pistol
hung in his belt. His scout accosted I
him. "Great Chief, 1 bring you news.
General Harrison is on Ihe march to
| intercept brave Tccumsch's warrior's
with many ponies."
Tecumseh replied : "The Chief has
heard bis warrior speak. Co tell my
warriors, fall back to Tavern. Meet
yem there. 1 watch Paleface enemy."
After standing and watching the disappearing   Indian
seoul     Tecumseh
trail of his faithful scout. He found
em his arrival his scout and warriors
assembled at the old Tavern on the
River Road and blockhouse near by,
which was afterwards burned by the
enemy. Tecumseh prepared his dinner in the well-known fireplace with
an attached brick oven. This historic
resting-place of Tecumseh and his
warriors is about four or live miles
west of Chatham. Tecumseh moved
his epiarters for himself to a nearby
pioneer residence, which was built on
the west side of tile Tavern. There
was a long verandah on which Tecumseh used to walk up and down to
keep a watch for any of the scouts
who were always around the house.
He- was a great smoker, and always
carried his tobacco and pipe with him.
His faithful scout brought in the- newt
that Colonel Williams, wilh a detach
ment of Harrison's troops, was Coming
in advance     "Tell my warriors to fail
back and camp al Chatham in the big
orchard.   Me- follow, me come soon.
'l he scoul went olT with the- new s. and
Ti  inn ieh climbed a tall tree where
he- could see the enemy, and knew
thai thej win being detained owing
lo ihe plain- being difficult for their
horses to flounder through, This
would enable him to camp with his
ivarriori   lor  rest,  then   fall  back and
cross the river and lake a Stand a leu
mile > above Thamesville, and light the
h was about ten o'clock in the fore
ike a
. "I do not
sk you to fall back for fear of the
enemy, because we are not afraid, but
I eeumseh wants you to fall back anil
protect your squaws ami papooses and
Paleface friends ill Ihe log cabins who
arc kinel lo us. (io, Tecumseh will
meet you. Cross over the river, go
four miles up near the Tavern, then
put up the River Road where your
Chief will meet you. He brave, warriors, and we give light to Palefaces.
But take no scalps; the enemy was
kind to Tccumsch's warriors when
prisoners, do the same with them.
Tecumseh never strike Paleface when
down.    1 have spoken, now go."
Tecumseh had no horse, and he was
put to a great disadvantage, as he had
lo act both as chief and scout. He
crossed the river, went down over the
wooden bridge, then a little way up
the River Road, north for four miles,
and called at a prominent pioneer
house, asking for a pony and saddle.
Owing to troublesome times just then
the settlers hid their saddles under
corn in the lofts above their rooms.
The writer heard this story from a
very aged pioneer friend, who witnessed the squaws leading their papooses, and crying and looking back
very often for the enemy and tin-
warriors who came and took care of
ihem. She said il was the saddest
sight she ever experienced. As soon
as Tecumseh secured the pony, he
hurried up the River Road above the
Town of Thamesville. where he met
his warriors in a swale-, lie was in
company with bis cousin, a Shawnee
Indian, my friend, and a prominent
chief, who was afterwards buried on
all  island near  Walpole,
General Harrison reide directly towards the ambush, and when within
one hundred yards south of it a terrific (ire met his Kentucky trOops,
leaving over a hundred horses dead.
dying and wounded. Tecumseh rushed out of the swale and at Colonel
Williams, who halted mi seeing him.
Tecumseh threw his tomahawk at the
Colonel. lie missed his mark and
fell lo the- ground pierced with a bullet from the Colonel's pistol, but Colonel Williams soon afterwards met
his death by a tomahawk thrown by
Tecumseh'a cousin. The Indians hurriedly rolled two basswood logs together to protect the body of Tecumseh, and then retreated owing to reinforcements coming to ihe enemy's aid.
The writer has often visited the spot
where ihe brave Chief and friend of
Canada fell. After the enemy left
the battlefield the body eif the great
and loved Chief was borne to a knoll,
where his bones now lie. His grave-
was well looked after by the Indians.
It was protected for years hy a little
log house built over it by his loved
warriors and his Canadian pioneer
Paleface  friends.
Among ihe- old pioneer friends of
the writer evas Corporal Charles Armstrong, who held up the dying head of
Canada'- hero. General lirock, and
gave- him the last cup of water, and
heard his lasl encouraging words to
his soldiers In Ihe- presence of the
great    Mohawk   Chief   Brant,   at   the
Battle of Queenston  lU-ighis.
Bui   now,  my  dear  readers,  instead
of war  there  is  friendship between
those wh.. were once- enemies! All
animosity is gone, and love- ami friendship abide-, and our piaye-rs are for
friendship with all nations in the future-, and  for peace ami good will  to
all men.
"No��. boys." said ihe schoolmaster,
"what  is the axis of the earth:"
Johnny raised his hand promptly.
'Well. Johnny, how would you describe it?"
"The axis of the earth," said
Johnny proudly, "is an imaginary line
which passes from one pole to the
Other, and on which the earth revolves."
"Very good," exclaimed the teacher.
"Now, could ymi hang clothes on
that line, johnny?"
"Yes, sir," was the reply.
"Indeed!" said the examiner, disappointed.   "And what sort of clothes?"
"Imaginary clothes, sir."
Thomas A. Edison was explaining
to a reporter the part played by M.
Branly, the new French academician,
in the discovery of wireless telegraphy.
The poor reporter, a little bewildered by all the transmitters, volts, ohms
and so forth, ventured on a question
that made Mr. Edison smile.
"That question." he said, "reminds
me of the city father who rose and
said :
"'Mr. Chairman, I'd like to know,
for my constituents' benefit, whether
this here proposed hydraulic pump is
to be run by steam or electricity.'"
The following story is told of Col.
George W. Coethals, who at the time
il occurred was an instructor in engineering at West  Point.
tine day, during a recitation, he
gave out this question to a class of
cadets :
"The post flagpole, sixty feet high,
has fallen down. You arc ordered by
your commanding officer to put it
up again. You have under your command a sergeant and ten privates of
ihe- engineer corps. How would you
get the pole back into place?"
Each cadet, after long consideration ami much figuring over derricks,
blocks, tackle, anil so on, evolved
a different method.
"No," said Gocthals, "you are all
wrong. You would simply say ; 'Ser
geant, put up that tlagpo'lc!'"
A certain company promoter once
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he showed the gray, medieval-looking
pile to a friend, he said :
"I don't know what to call it. What
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"It looks like those Scotch castles
in the Highlands," said the friend.
"Why not call it Dunrobin?"
"Dunrobin? Dunrobin? Yes, that
would be a good name," said the millionaire; 'only, you see, I have no indention of retiring yet."
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"There   i-  absolutely   no  need   to
take ilniKs t" cure tin- ordinary com
plaints," laid one "i the most dis
tinguisbed consulting physicians in
London to a man who visited him
about a condition oi catarrh from
which 1k- "a- suffering
"If your blood  if  moderately  free
from   uric   acid   poison,   you
to In- able i" cure your catarrh
easily   bj   living   i"r   the  most   part
..n potatoi ��� i--I  a - -mple "i da) -   In
that  w ay > - -u �� ill  get  the nei ���
alkali.  �� In. h, othei I
:,, presetil��   for you from ill-   cl
i ��� '
Mosl -. egctabli - and unit- li:i\������
ipi i i.il  miaiii.   prupi ni'-. bul   l
���   not b.-. ii used to i       c  '-m for
restoring  health   t- ���  thi       who
lost  il
Celery  i-  exi i edingly  i aluabli
i hcumatiin .  as   well  a ���   for  nervous
d) spepsia   and   n< uralgi i,     I'    hould
la- eaten ra iv or stew ed      i   the lal
ter case a very small quantity of li'iui'l
should   In-   served   as   i In    -.na'-.   s< i
��� that tin- valuable salts " In. Ii ai -  di
olved nut in the process of cooking
may not b-- wasted.
Tomatoes have been called "vegc
��� .l.i- c lomel," mi account "i the
way they .-n't on tlu- liver Cooking
destroy? this quality, so they should
always be eaten raw.
Onions and mushrooms are splen
diil for nervqus conditions. Many
- ni nervous prostration have
been cured by people living largely
mi onions; while a famous French
physician, who specialises in nervous
diseases, always orders his patients
i" cat mushrooms ai 'In- two chief
meals t" which the French people
limit   themselves.
Carrol-   and   beetroots   arc   great
improvers  "i  the bl I. and  should
be eaten  raw. after having been  finely  chopped  "i'  grated.
Lettuce, like onions, is splendid
for sleeplessness.. Tin- -talk, in particular, contains a substance which
has been compared t" opium for its
soothing power, although it has none
nf the harmful qualities of that drug.
What  is true of vegetables is likewise true of certain fruits. The value
of the apple ha- been crystallized in
to the well-known proverb. "An apple
a  day keep-  the  doctor away."
Lemons'are invaluable for bilious
in--- and liver complaints generally,
as well as for rheumatism, while
they an.- Invaluable for cleaning the
blood and .keeping it pure, especially when people eat a great deal of
meat and very little vegetable or
fruit   food.
Cranberries make "in- of tlu besl
cure- for malaria: they are besl
eaten raw, as their chemical prop
erties arc somewhat weakened by
cooking. An excellent way of serv
ing is to use them as a salad
in the same way as beetroots and
carrots. They may also be made in
io a drink, the berries being crushed
and left to -oak for a few hours in
water.    The   water   extracts  the  acid.
��� which  is  exceedingly  refreshing  and
cooling io iln- bl 1
Peal- contain a great deal of iron,
and arc excellent iii all those conditions of the bb.od in which thai
metal is deficient, Indeed, ii i- lav
better to take iron in this way than
in any preparation made mi by the
chemist, as doctors have discovered
that tin- effect of medicines i- far
greater when they an- taken combined wilh fo.,d materials, a- they
are in vegetables and fruit, than
when used in the form of crude
Everybody know- the convention
al division of certain grades of so
'uiy into "sharp-," ai.il "flats." Ac
cording to tradition, i an fully fosti i
- d by sensational '.- "- .n ��riti - . I
sharp i- a per-,,n ,,i preternatural
acutencss, against whom no ordin
ary person  hat ..  chance in a  '
of   will.
The  writer, however, who l
cently  had  exi eptional  oppi u I -
���.f studying  the "heads," the "nuts,"
��� a-   the   ' ��� I. . er   dii ision,"    in    their
happy   hunting grounds   around   ihe
Hayn ���      Pici fdilly    < !ii - "-.
to dm-i     Tin-  sharp only  ap-
so  by  reason  of  'In-  amazing
foolishm --   "f  th.   flats   In-  exploits,
and   i-   really   a   very   commonplace
.nid i \ en  brand' -
Mosl   of   iln-   devices   i"r   -��� ;   ���
in-.-   tin-  tl.it���or  "mug,'   oi
���from In-  wealth arc so feeble
"in' would think tiny  would nol di
' i\
��� ii.-.
an   inf.ml   in   arms
for instanci
Take  this
It Often Comes Off
sharp  rushes  up  to the  i
Ghosts and weird apparitions which
were -aid t" appear in an empty house
were nol an inducement I" possible
tenants, -���> tin- agent had it elaborately done up and decorated and by way
of tempting bail, had some expensive
gas-fittings through tin house, The
next week be heard that some bold
man had been after tlu- house Hi,
heart leapt with hope and expectation,
and lu rushed "IT in frantic excitement i" the housekeeper of the haunt
ni grange.
"This   is   splendid!"    In-    gasped.
Someone ha- lal,en the li"U-i-. hasn't
"I don't know, sir, I'm sine I'er
haps he'll conic back for the house,
inn he's taken all the yas liuiuus"
in   a   very   friendly   effusive   mami
and   delivers   himself   somewhat
"I lad", dear old Chap! Haven ;
seen your smiling old face for ages
���not since thai day al Kempton,
when you lent me that sovereign ���
Tin- mug does not remember,
which is hardly surprising, as he
never saw his interlocutor befor-.
But, without giving him time \i
speak, the latter rattles on :
"Luckily,    I've   got     my     cheque
1 k with me, s.,  I'll pay you now."
Hi- fishes oul a chequebook and
a fountain pen. and is very busy with
tinm  for :���  few  moments.
"By the way. dear old chap," he j
says, looking up presently, with an
ingenuous smile, "I haven't any
change with me, so I've made out
I he cheque for thirty bob. Let in-
have the odd half-sovereign, will
It   is   hardly   credible   that   such   a I
very transparent swindle should ever,
"come  "IT."  but   it   very  often  does���;
and   the   mug.   who   thought   he   was
going   lo   get   a   sovereign   that   did
nol   belong   to  him,    finds    himself!
minus ten shillings and plus .a worthless cheque.
The  "Piecan's"  Downfall
In fact, this idea of getting something for nothing is very often the I
piecan's downfall. This was so in
the case of an ingenuous youth who
was induced lo back himself heavily
to bcai a certain sportsman at pigeon -I 'ing.     lie   was  assured  over |
and   our  again   thai   il   wa-   a   "cert,"
���that   his  oppenenl   could  not  si i
for litib apples, and so on. The
latter pan of the assertion was true
enough. The mug's opponent ecr-
lainly hit very few birds. But the j
mug himself lost the match���and his
money���by hitting none at all. The j
clever brigade who were cutting him
up had taken the simple bui sufficient precaution to load his gun wilh
blank   cartridges,
line curious thing about the sharp
is his utter lick of originality. The
same stale. "Id tricks that have done
duty  for years arc being  practised.
The more one studies the crude,
stale, clumsy devices "f the average
"head." iln- more "in- becomes lost
in amazement ai the incredible
stupidity of his  victims.
Paradoxically speaking, being a
sharp i- a mug'- game. There is
nothing in it. Often the jovial gentleman with the glittering tall hat
you notice sipping a whisky-and-
soda in a llayinaikct bar. ha- had
no breakfast, and will have no lunch
and ii" dinner unless In- knocks up
against  a piecan.
Cityman i to house agent I : "1
thought you said there was a charming \nw from tin- front windows?
Why, U'.cre arc only houses o- It
seen "
I louse Agent : "So then is a
charming ucw. sir. In the house opposite lives tin- most beautiful widow
you ever clapped eye- on, and she's
always al the window,"
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and we have one of the best assorted
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city, and all at money saving prices.���
II, Pughe, 4-"'-' Main Street.
Pausing uncertainly before a desk
in iln- big insurance "line. Iln- Hiber
nian   visitor  said  lo  tin-  clerk :
"I )i want t" tck out a paw licj
"l.ifc lire, "r marine?" drav
dappet  clerk,  with  infinite  sarcasm
" Ml three ; I li'm join' fer a stoker
in the Xa\ v "
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$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash payment. These lots are
cleared, and some have been resold at nearly
double Ihe price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near
Park Avenue. Cleared. Splendid Business
Site.   Away below market value.
The widening and paving of Westminster
Road is now an assured fact, and prices will
soon be on the jump.   Get in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick
& Company
Phone : Collingwood 13R
Tin- British Columbia Electric Railway have commenced work on Eraser
Avenue from 25th to Hodvell Road,
preparatory to laying double tracks.
*       ��       *
Grading operations are progressing
���teadily on Agnes Road, when com-
pleted tbia road will be one of the
connecting links between Westminster
Road and Cedar Cottage.
Mi>- Bessie Settle and .Miss Ruth
Valleau narrowly escaped a lerioui ac
cident on Friday. They were driving
a  small   rig  built   for   two,  when   the
hone  took  fright at a motor. The
vehicle overturned and threw the OC
CUpantB on to the river bank. Be
yond   a   severe   shaking   neither   was
'��� hurt.
* *    *
Reiidentl in South Hill are preparing a petition to forward to the Post-
maiter-General regarding the poor
j service they receive at the South Hill
Poll Office. They state that mails
are sometimes 24 hours late.
* *    *
Mrs. II. Spence, 4518 Sophia Street,
who has been left a widow with four
children, wishes to thank all those
who so generously subscribed to a
fund started on her behalf, whereby
some $200 was collected.
* *    *
The scavenging system commenced in South Vancouver on Monday.
Ten cent tags can be obtained from
Inspector Pengelly by all who desire
to have their garbage collected.
* *    *
The new assessment roll, which has
just been completed, contains about
38,000 names.
* *    *
The members of the Collingwood
Fire Brigade have received their new
waterproof coats and helmets. They
present a very smart appearance.
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central  Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
Auditor Crehan and his staff moved
into the new quarters at the Municipal Hall on Saturday.
* *    *
Edward Cold, who is a heavy property owner on Main Street has apparently .succeeded in getting the ear of
the Municipal Council.   A new aide
walk is bring laid on the west side of
Main Slreel along the frontage of the
Gold property. Mr. Cold was most
insistent in his request! for this improvement. While the sidewalk improves to some small extent the value
,.f Mr ('...Id's holdings, the Main
Sin-el section of the .Municipality will
generally benefit from Ibis investment
in an important civic detail.
* *   *
Many of the recent bitter complainings regarding the treatment of South
Vancouver by the B. C. Electric have
been confined to the arbitrary personality of  the little "Graveyard  car,"
which plies its way from the corner
of Fraser and Bodwell Road to the
corner of Mam and Twenty-fifth
Avenue. Men have been known to
leave this car with disgust and take
the sidewalk for it. Some declare that
if a man wauled to save time in a
journey between the terminal of the
"Graveyard" line, it would be to his
interests to walk, say from the corner
of Fraser Street and Bodwell Road,
down to the banks of the Xorth Arm,
embark ill a row boal, cruise up
around by Eburne through English
Bay and the First Xarrows into Burrard Inlet, land at the point where the
Xorth Vancouver ferries dock, then
take a Davie car up to Twenty-fifth
Avenue. This little car is undoubtedly the funniest of its species. Sometimes, in proceeding along in its little
groove, it will start to buck like a
broncho, kicking up copious clouds
of dust. At other times it is pious and
gentle, but with respect to schedule
time it is quite in keeping with
the neighborhood of its eastern terminus.
"Be British!"
Captain Smith, with tlu: decks of i
the Titanic awash, called through his j
megaphone this message to a thous- j
and heroes. A thousand heroes heard i
that last call of all and were British.
And  the  band,  with  certain  death
before  them,  calmly  played "Nearer, j
my God, to Thee!"
Xo liner tribute of their courage can I
be   given   than   the   simple   epitaph,
"They were British!"
The nearest parallel to the appalling disaster to the Titanic is, of
course, the wreck of the Birkenhead, i
Most people know the disaster by the [
famous picture showing every soldier
standing at attention on the deck of
the ill-fated vessel. To the everlasting credit of the British soldier not a
woman or a child perished. Four
hundred and thirty-eight soldiers went
to the bottom.
When the ship struck, Captain Sal-
mond, her captain, and Colonel Seton,
commanding the troops on board, fulfilled the order given by Captain
Smith sixty years afterwards. Colonel Seton gave an order to his bugler.
The sound of that bugle was obeyed
and the soldiers formed up quietly in
front of their Colonel.
"Let Us Die Like Men"
"Thank God!" cried Captain Sal-
niond, when he saw them. "We shall ,
have no panic while the boats are
launched." And Colonel Seton grimly smiled that his regiment had obeyed orders.
As the last hope of life pulled away
laden, one of the crew on board cried,
"Let's make for the boats!"
"NeverI" cried Colonel Seton, hi a
ringing voice. "If wc are men, let us
die like men. The boats are fully
loaded. Let us rather perish where
we are than endanger the lives of the
women and children already in the
A ringing cheer from the soldiers���
and then death. Neither Captain Sal-
niond nor Colonel Seton were saved,
Most people will remember the disastrous lire at Ihe Empire Palace-
Music Hall al Edinburgh lasl May.
when Lafayette met his death. The
slightest panic and hundreds would
have   been   crushed   to   death   by   the
stampede which would have followed.
That panic was saved by one man, Mr.
John  Wheelan, one of ihe musicians.
Played  "God  Save  the  King"
Wheelan, an Irishman, went on ihe
Stage   and   played   "Coil      Save      the
King."    From  the position  he occu-1
pied he could easily have escaped at
the first alarm.    Instead, he and two
other musicians perished    that    they
might save hundreds of lives.
Iii October, 1910, King George presented Mrs. Dawes, the widow of
Captain Dawes, R.E., with the Albeit
Medal. The slory of how Captain
Dawes met his death is another story
of British pluck.
lie was engaged in the difficult and
dangerous task of reconstructing a
large dam across a river in Mysore,
India. The river was in full flood
and Captain Dawes with ten men were
thrown into the raging stream. Captain Dawes swam to within a few
feet of an island and then turned
round deliberately to see if all his
men wcre safe. He noticed one being carried down the river towards
the breach of the dam, and swam out
lo help him. Captain Dawes was
swept through the breach and was
last seen just below it. His last
thought was British. He saw that his
workmen were safe before he attempted to save himself.
A Tragic Wireless Message
In August, 1909, the wireless operator at Ketchikan, Alaska, and the two
steamers Humboldt and Rupert City
caught the distress signal, "C.Q.D."
Then came the message, "Ohio struck
rock. Sinking. Send"aid immediately
or all lost," followed by particulars
of the position of the ship.
The two steamers turned and raced
to the rescue. The Humboldt arrived
first on the scene of the disaster to
find 200 people in the boats, while the
Ohio had gone to the bottom. Five
lives out of total of over 200 on board
were lost, the captain, three of the
crew, and the wireless operator.
George Eccles, like Phillips, the operator on the Titanic, had stuck to his
post to the last. His final message
ran, "Passengers all off. Adrift in
small boats. Captain and crew going
off.     Last  boat now.    I  am  trapped
in "
The wireless stopped.    George Eccles had been British to the last.
Jim Mann was on his way back
from Chicago and couldn't help hearing Ihe conversation of the couple in
the section right behind his. They
looked like newly married folk, but
were not on their honeymoon, as
Mann learned by deduction. The
woman laid down a newspaper she
had been reading and said to her
husband :
"Do you know, I wish I had one of
these affinities. Oh, I think it would
be just g-r-a-n-d to sit on a rock with
somebody and have him rave about
the incomparable golden of my hair
and tell me that my eyes were the
most beautiful in the whole world,
and "
"Ugh, hub," said the husband, yawning.
"And that the delicate pink of my
cheeks had been painted there by the
angels, and that he couldn't live without me. O-oh, I think an affinity like
that would be "
" 'Tisn't an affinity you want," interrupted the husband. "What you
seem to want is a plain, old-fashioned
The farmer was just on the other
side of the hedge hoeing his wheal
slowly and methodically, when he
heard at Ihe top of ihe lane the honk-
honk of a motor car.
He completed Ihe row he was hoeing, and  then looked Over the hedge.
Al thai moment the car whizzed past
noisily,   emitting   a   trail     of     bluish
smoke from its oil-choked engine.
Tlu- farmer's hand went automatically to his nose. When Ihe car had
passed into ihe distance, and the
sound and smell bad somewhat died
away,   he  ventured  to address  a   lab
oret who just then strolled up.
"James," he sniffed, "they may be
swell City fellers, an' all that, but
they certainly was sinokiu' some vile
A certain knight of Spain, as high
in birth as a king, as catholic as the
Pope, and equal to Job in poverty,
arriving one night at an inn in France,
knocked a long time at the gate till
he had alarmed the landlord. "Who
is there?" said the host, looking out
of the window. "Don Juan Pedro,"
replied the Spaniard ; "Hernandez,
Rodriguez de Villanova, Count of
Malafra, Knight Santiago and Alcantara." "I am very sorry," replied the
landlord, shutting the window, "but
I have not rooms enough in my house
for all the gentlemen you have mentioned."
A new arrival strolled into the lobby of a popular Muskogee hotel a
few evenings ago and walked rather
unsteadily to the desk to register.
Turning to follow the porter to his
room, there was a crash, and bits of
glass and an amber-colored liquid
spread along the floor.
Before a porter could be summoned
to mop it up a tiny mouse crept from
[ under the cigar counter and lapped
; greedily at the liquor. Then mount-
j ing the edge of a cuspidor, the mouse
! exclaimed :
"Where is that cat that was looking for me last night?"
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
B00/5 and Shoes:
OUR BOOTS and SHOES are the last word in footwear,
and are made by the leading Canadian manufacturers. They
combine all the qualities of comfort, durability and style which
mark the recognized lines. Our prices are below the best prices
of the city.   Visit this store and we will convince you.
Gen/5' Furnishings:
All the latest lines arc included in our stock of GENTS'
FURNISHINGS, which have been carefully selected. See us
for furnishings which indicate the well-dressed and groomed man.
Collingwood East   -    Joyce Street
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Equipped with up-to-date machinery.
Every order receives our prompt attention.
First-class work done.
Pioneer Dry Goods Store
Ruffell  and   Tallyn
Nothing is more satisfying to the housewife than
groceries which embrace all the best lines for tabic and
pantry use.   Our groceries are the kind that satisfy.
Collingwood East   -   Joyce Street
A 9-room House on 66-foot lot, for $3,600. $600 cash,
balance in 3 years.
This ia a sua]) i A 1 louble Corner one Block off the Boundary Road for $850.   $100 cash ; balance in 2 years.
A 33-foot lot on the Westminster Road, all cleared and in
grass, for $1000.   $100 cash, and $30 every 3 months.
Oben & Jackson
CENTRAL PARK, B. C.        Phone :   Collingwood 15R
Extensive Listings of Acreage and Lots. Houses to Rent
Loans and Insurance
J- Shaw E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
All Kinds of Building Material
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 wander of the
time that zee 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 Ka-t
:  Hands   Across   the   Sea :
Paragraphs on the Fusion of Interests of Greater Vancouver
aad the Home-land
Real Estate Agents
yy hen you're out to speculate,
u onscs, Lots, and Real Estate,
t��    eep   your   weather   eye   on
���*  KENT:
��    ase    expense,   STOP   paying
|U    mv's the time to choose your
^  raile with us��� our terms arc
A  our  Poultry  Ranches,  too���
C  urely they look good to you!
Q  pportunity  is  knocking,
N   ot to heed is simply thocking.
Phone: Collingwood 18.
Branch Office : River Ro
Watch our list for fine buys
in  these very select districts.
A bargain that will not come
your way every day : 2-room
dwelling, with furniture, on large
corner, 99ft. mad. $X(J0. $310
cash, balance $15 a month.
Our Bridge Street and River
Road Properties aregilt-edgcd
buys.    Lots  from $550.
Special terms to builders
Good Building Lot, 40ft., close
to school, S750.    Easy terms.
P. O. Box 22, Collingwood
id and Ash Street, Eburne
For Sale or Exchange
A nice new S-room Bungalow just off Westminster Road, on
Earles Road i Right at the car terminus).
Would consider trade as part payment
Black  &  McDonnell
418 Abbott Street l'hone : Scy. 6377
1'.ranch Office : Westminster and Wales Rd.
I 'hone :   Collingwood 52
Thai   incri ased   inti resl   is    being
taken  in  the greal   Dominion of 'he
Weil   ii evidenced by the delegations
wh-. are on ilnir  ira)   and who
preparing   to   make  .i   start,  for   the
purpofte   "i   investigating   conditions
in British Columbia    While immigra
tion i" the prv�� in''   has been on the
up  grade   for   ih<-   past     five    years.
then  i. ample e\idence that ��1 ��� ��� - num
bi i ���   ��ill   show   a   startling  im rease
ilu- year    And thii, i'��.. despite the
shipping ip ubles thai appear to I
,i monopol)  in th.' ' lid Co'intrj  jusl
now.    In I'll I   similar economic con
ditiona prevailed m  England   and the
lister countries, ycl  the  figures sup
plied by the Immigration Department
showed no diminution over th I
the previous year.
Bearing thest facts in mind, it is
safe I-, assume that 1912 will witness
the landing in Canada "f 'juit���- an
army of home-seekers who have become dissatisfied with ilu-ir lol in the
L'nited Kingdom. Within the past
two months no less than ten thousand of the bone and sinew of Scot
land, with their families, have left for
the Last Greal West, and inquiries in
authoritative quarters have elicited
the statement that their final destina.
tion is not altogether, the city of Van
couver. but rather adjoining centre!
which are beginning, more and more,
to recognize thai there are splendid
possibilities for the development of
their respective districts, in attracting
lo their doors men ol the calibre who
have turned their eyes to the West
in the sure and certain hope of being
able to make a competence for them
selves and those dependent on  them.
The visits of the British financiers
and leading manufacturers is significant. Fifty of them, it is anticipated,
will make the journey, and the results
of Iheir itinerary throughout the
province cannot but be of the most
gratifying character. As one of the
most rapidly rising localities near the
Fraser, South Vancouver cannot permit the occasion t<. pass without putting its best folii forward, and making
a bid for some oi the golden eggs
that are sure to be dealt out with a
lavish   hand.
T. Craig -
Collingwood East
Fresh Meats of ail descriptions at prices
that are right.
Westminster Road
Then, too, this week has witnessed
the arrival "I a party of seven 3111
dents delegated by the Internationa]
Interchange of Students' Vssociation
of London, England. Five of them
are experts in engineering, and the
other two desire to add to their
knowledge of things agricultural, That
they are the forerunners of others
who   will   eventually     make      British
1 Columbia their home, is beyond question, but   to  what  extent  cannot,  as
'yet. be surmised. During iheir stay
in ihe district they intend to pay
visit's to the principal manufacturing
concerns, the salmon canneries, and
any other places thai will assist them
in thi ir search for the knowledge they
(ious to 31 quil ���
���    ��    *
Though  il  ii stated  thai  thi   - urn
pany  ol   Scottish   teachers  who  will
sail in July for Canada   will nol 1 otiic
W ' it, efforts ap- to bi   mad'   to in
dui ���  the in to pay a Hying \isit t,, the
pp mi'1   province   of   the   Dominion
Ii is rci ognized   thai in  X..r 111  Bril
ain   the supply of good teaching ma
terial cannot be exec lied in anj   pai t
of the  United  Kingdom     Se> '-ral oi
1I1.   Scottish s 11 ietii s    in    Vancouver
'���������di  probably make overtures I
party,   which   will   number  over  one
hundri d, to include this pari of (.'an
ada in their tour.
Speculation is rife as to the actual
results "i Premier McBride's m-.ii to
England, lias he returned with a
knighthood in his grip, and has he
been abb- to bring the II. C Elei tfic
to see the error of iheir way- Will
South Vancouver benefit���will 11 be
included, so far as the five cent fare is
concerned, in the city? Did Dick
really cross the Atlantic for the benefit of his health, or for the welfare
of the province? There are some persons who are uncharitable enough to
haie doubts on these points,
+    *    *
Alter   the     last     meeting     of     the
'Greater Vancouver Transportation
committee, it was generally recog
nized that then- was no hope for a
final settlement of the difficulties that
surrounded the various questions that
cropped  up.    Now  that   "Dick"  has
' been and gone and come again, there
are sanguine expectations that his
suave  manner  and    subtle    methods
'have been the means of clearing the
atmosphere,    If the Premier has been
i successful in inducing the directors of
the B. C. Electric Ry. to see eye to
eye with him, then his journey has
not been in vain, even though he may
nol   have  the  letters  patent   for  his
I knightly   spurs   in   his   haversack.
Do the Orangemen of Vancouver
expect a heavy exodus of the brethren
from the "distresshful country" within a few'years"' It sure locks it. Else,
why the wholesale erection of Orange
halls in the Terminal city. Recently
a specially appointed committee met
and decided to build seven halls
wherein the knights of the sash
might congregate and deliberate as
to the besl methods of furthering the
objects of the Order, and incidental
ly���and by no means the least important���to consider the mosl practical way "I assisting their comrades
in Ulster. It i- an open secret that
within the lasl few month.-, funds, aggregating many thousands of dollars.
have been transmitted to Belfast, not
to aid the cause of passive resistance
should the Home Rule Bill become
law, but to give effect to the views
of the committee of practical measures, which, in oilier word-, means
thai ii will be a case of "Arms and
the Man."
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
I Clements & Tufnail I
Collingwood West Station
Get our prices before placing your order,   First-class work,
Prompt delivery.   Estimates must cheerfully furnished.
The Romance of the Le Roi and the
Wcr   Eagle   Mines
(Continued from Page .11
now possessed of one of the great copper mines of the world, the construction of the Crow's N'esi Pass railway
and of the Columbia and Western
railway, and the development of the
Fernie coal mines, all followed the
discovery of the War Eagle ore
shoot. Those things would have com,
about in time, bill they would nol
have come about then, nor perha] -
be in existence now as productive en
terprises, It was Patsy Clark who set
the train in motion.
The fame of Rossland penetrated
beyond the Rockies lo Toronto and
Montreal. The fever for speculation
in liritish Columbia mines entered in
i" the blood of the generally cool
farmers and merchants of Ontario.
I Tin- passion possessed even the financial  prince.
In 1896 George Gooderham and his
son in law, T. G. Blackstock, decided
to go i" British Columbia and gel
into the thick of it. Tin miners took
kindly to Gooderham, for hi> name
was on the labels of an article which
was considered as much .1 necessity,
if nol more so, a- bread. Thej did
not, however, hold the same mellow
ipinion   of  the   mining   engineer    he
Theft   on   Fraser   Avenue
\i the South Vancouver Police
Court on Tuesday, Harold Jansen,
Eleventh Avenue East, was charged
with stealing a variety of articles from
a ding store on Fraser Avenue.   The
articles included a camera, one dozen
lihns. thret boxes ni uotepaper, one
hair brush, two nail brushes, eight
tablets of soap and other articles to
the total value of $80
Constable living swore thai when
he arrested JanSen the killer admitted
stealing the articles from a shelf in
Barkers    drug    store    on     Fraser
Mr. Ernest  Barker in his evidence
said Jansen had been working round
the store and witness received inior
illation of the thefts, which led him to
bring the ease to the notice of the
police. When Jansen was arrested,
witness identified the goods at the
police office, where they had been
taken   from   Jansen's   rooms.
Mr. Barker appealed for leniency
for Jansen, who was a young man and
about to be married.
Accused al this stage elected to be
tried by Magistrate McArtbur and
pleaded guilty.
The magistrate, addressing Jansen,
who appeared to be quite unconcerned about his position, said, as the
prosecutor had appealed for leniency,
lie would sentence Jansen lo be kept
in the local cells for five days, and
also 10 return the goods stolen.
Thi?. popular playhouse is breaking
I box      office      records      again      with
"Camrlle," and for the few remaining
performances  .01   immediate  applied
tion for seats is advised if you wish
; to see the besl all round performance
ni this  ed play   ever given in  Vail
couver, The work "i Mi Lawrence
as Arinand and Miss Beyers is simpl]
wonderful in Its artistry, and the en
lire siipporl maintains a very high de
gree of excellence. The drama is
beautifully staged and mounted, and
the ladies show some elegant gowns
For the week commencing June .1
an elaborate production of D11 Mam
ier's world famous play "Trilby" is
announced. The public has never
tired of this greal work of I >u Manlier, and al ihis present writing Sir
Beerbohm Tree i- presenting "Trilby"
in London with a remarkable all stir
cast, and himself, of course, as Sven
gali, the character which Mr. Law
renee will assume in the Avenue pro
duction, and in which he has achieved
a notable success. Seal reservation
Should be booked early for any and
! all performances. The play will be
cast to the full strength of the company, which has been augmented for
this   production.
A sometime young swell officer of
the Guards, having fallen upon evil
times, was compelled to throw up his
commission and enlist as a private.
He found it impossible, however, to
forget his former position, and on one
occasion, being requested by the sergeant to perform some necessary duties with the spade, he remarked. "Er
���sergeant, you forget���er���1 have
held  Ilis Majesty's  commission."
The sergeant looked at him, not
without respect, and said. "Well, now,
young man, 1 reckon you'll have to
hold Ilis Majesty's bloomin' shovel!"
A smoking concert will be held on
Tuesday night, June 11, at Staples
llall under the auspices of the "Dirty
Dozen." There will be an impromptu
programme, including several items
of interest. An admission of 25c will
be charged.
"This account from your dress
maker is really too high," observed
the millionaire to his daughter. "Six
hundred and fifty pounds is surely a
heavy price for a motoring-coal?"
"But, father, the coat itself really is
quite inexpensive," replied the young
lady. "Most of the bill is for trimmings."
"Yes; 1 gave six hundred pounds
for a motor-car to match the coat."
brought   with him    That  gentleman
a graduate "i Eastern Canadian col
leges, they unkindly dubbed a "cop
per bottomed, all-fired, eighteen-karat
expert " And they proceeded t" show-
that gentleman, at Gooderham's * x
pense, that what he .lid not know
about mining would fill several largi
boi >l - ' in.- oi the trick-, practised
on Mr. Gooderham and his expi
thus desi rib. d by  Mr   Bogle .
"Earjj in I89S tin- south belt of
Trail  Creep camp had  been located,
and    ils    banner   property      wa-      the
Crown Point The chief owner wai
nrigini ir stand   .1
ka*b��. now reported a- -i millionaire
Thi    ;     pel iy  wai bonded  by s   Du
bull man al >7;.i��hi    ||,. iunk ;,
on 11  through a magnificent  mass "f
on       I 'in- irtunatel)   tin- on- gave out.
and the last 50 feel ������! thi shaft was
in country roi k of the mosl barren
description, A cross-cut tunnel from
ihe bottom of the shaft. 12.s fi el long.
was equally resultless Tin Duluth
man returned the property to the
owners with kind wishes
"Ai lb.' linn- the Good, rhalll Black
stock   delegation   visited   Rossland   a
few  in. n   were  at   work  prospecting
on  the  Crown   Point.    Tin'  foreman
was a hard rock miner oi deep lagac
ity and wide experience, lie told the
owner that be could never sell the
mine as ii looked He had better
dr.-s-. 11 up by flooring tin- shafl neat
the bottom oi the ore and blow down
a few ion- a- 11 In- were, starting a
drift eastward
"The expert came and inspected the
mill'', and Gooderham bought it, without knowing oi iln- exploration under
neath. I low could such things ber Very
easily. In mining camps ihe strict
rule is caveal emptor, and anyone
who goes out oi his way I" 'cavett'
.111 'einport' 1- called a 'knocker'; and
mining camps have 1 way oi dealing
wiih 'knockers' that 1- not in ac-
cordance with the Golden  Rule."
Now reappear- Patsy Clark Hlack-
stock opened negotiations with the
Spokane man tor the purchase ol the
War Eagle, lie offered him $700,000
Clark closed the deal. He thought
he was getting more for the mine
than it was worth. He vvas face to
face with tin necessity of getting
large capital ii iln- War Eagle was to
be mined ami developed properly. As
a mailer oi fact, Blackstock got a
bargain. Fine new bodies of op- were
opened up and ihe outlook for the
mine was splendid
lint   loo   much   water   brought   dis
aster���not   water   in    the   mine,   but
watered   slock.     Mr    Bogle,   who  was
in the thick  of the excitement, vividly records what  happened :
"All might have been well, but this
favorable combination of circumstance-, together with the mon sen
timental consideration thai lure was
iln banner mine of tin- country
wrested from American control about
to pour i'�� wealth into the lap oi
Canada, sen! the Eastern investor off
hi- head. He quickly raised a nominal valuation of over six million dob
lars. Xoi only that, but In- poured
his money with lavish hand into a
horde of wildcat schemes that clustered around the War Eagle like
jackal- around a li"ii Then, of
course, came ihe inevitable crash. All
suffered lo-s and some were ruined
Many harsh things were said of
Gooderham and Blackstock. But a
calmer judgment at a safe distance
must  reverse the verdict.
"I luring a greal excitement of popu
lar feeling lh, mine owner is in a
peculiar position If he runs down
Iii- property, then he is seeking to
get other property cheap and de-
press shares so he can buy them in.
If he cries ii up, then he i- looking
for a chance to unload So ii go -
The public have ihe bit between iheir
"Again,   it   musl      be     rclileir.U 1 , ,!
that the inflation which was forced
the market  by  the  promoters "i   Le
Roi  was  forced upon  the  promoters
of the War Eagle by the market.    In
any   casi   both   Mr    C, lerham  and
Mr, Blackstock an dead Th. :. si
days of both were embittered, and
tin-e ot the latter ��er. shortened b)
liie  ��iiifv   and ti   'i ih   1 'I  tin ir min
in-   ventun      Tie    g 1   rule  of  nil
nisi bonum well applies     They wen
in  thi   1 lutcli  oi  the  tide  thai
.'oul.i not , ontrol"
since  iln- death of Gooderham and
lll.iek-iock the V. ,:   I  ,l !��� . .is already
��� 111   "I    exist! lice   as
; ti mining company The
C ���!!-��� ���hd.,ted company whit 'i now
operali      11   ..ml   oil ,1    lai _���     pi
boat d "t du ectoi - ol  Mon-
1   1     ml      apit; 1
�� 111     Tin   .iv eragi   number < if
mi 1: 1 mpl v 1 I in th,  ,, itnpanj 1- fi iui
hundri >;  and  fifty,
Although   Rossland   and   it-  mines
have passed through much storm and
-   thai 1- the usual experiem 1
\\ e-tern camps, and il may truthfully
be - lid thai the city aboul Red moun
tain  1-  now   on  a  sound,  substantial
and   permanent   basis.       The    mines
around  it  produce annually  nol  less
than three million dollar-, and the
prospects for deep mining have never
before been so favorable as they are
al present. The next few years will
probably see a wide expansion, and
Rossland will entirely justify the
faith of th"-, w ho have stuck to it
through thick and thin.���Harold
Sands,  in  the "Canadian   Magazine."
W.   A.   BELL
301 50th Avenue East
South Hill P. 0.
l'.-ti" ate   ' rivi n
SOUTH VAN! I 11 ' I'M  B   C.
You'll lay -'>. if you try m
25th  and   MAIN  STREET
J.  D.  Marston
Builder   and    Contractor
Joiner and Cabinet
Show   Cases,   Store   and   Office
Fixtures, Sash, Door
Frames, Etc.
Estimates  given  on  all  classes of
Phone :   Fairmont 989
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
Northwestern League
Vancouver V. Portland
June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Weekday games  4  o'clock
Saturday afternoons.  3  o'clock
Vancouver vs. New Westmin$ter--1912
June 1. June 15. July 1. July 20. August 3,
August  17.  August 2*i,   and  September   14.
Season tickets io* above games, entitling
holders to the same seats for every game, will
be on sale at Harry Godfrey's Sporting Goods
Store, 132 Hastings street West, on and after
Mjy  ?0
Thornton Bros.
First class 1 lorseshoers and I ien-
eral Blacksmith V.
First Lane east of  Main, between
25th and 26th Avenues
Charming  and  accomplished  leading   lady   of   the   Sanford   Players
appearing at the Empress Theatre
There are plenty of buyers for rcas-
onably priced properties, and Goddard & Son l.id.. the Cedar Cottage
experts, who have a branch office
there, continue to do a large business
They sold a resilience near Gladstone
Road Station for $3,575; 6 lots in the
| vicinity of Victoria Drive and No. 2
Road, $4(111; in D. L. 658, near Fraser.
$500; and Westminster Road, near
Collingwood West School, $1,300.
Their financial department lias placed
many agreements of sale and mortgages.
At an early date they will offer a
bungalow by auction in the suburb
of Kivererest. by order of the County
Court of Vancouver.
l-'.-trni lands are in good demand,
and some big sales aie in the course
of negotiation.
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
THE USE OF WATER for lawns, gardens,
streets and sidewalk sprinkling is strictly prohibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turned
of! and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
Waterworks Superintendent TEN
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
For Exchange
I have three Houses, close in, in Cedar Cottage for
Exchange. Will lake acreage or vacant lots. Write
or phone for particulars.
S. P. Jackson
Phone : Fairmont 1298L CEDAR COTTAGE
Phone : Fairmont 1514
MacHaffie & Goodfellow
A Full Line of Chicken Feed
Corner 26th Avenue and Main Street
Vancouver, B. C.
The McGibbon & Hodgson
Lumber Company
Gibson Road     -     Cedar Cottage
From Basement to Garret
Wire, Write, or Phone Fairmont 1659
:: Cedar Cottage Comments
Mr Win. Kirkland, the secretary to
the Scl 1 Trustees, spent the holiday and week-end at Ladner, and has
much benefited by the rest and
Change. Mr. Kirkland has but recently recovered from a severe ill-
neit, 1 >r..unlit i.n by tile strain and
worry of recent events.
* *    *
For sonn  time past boring open
lion*  have been  going on .it  Colling
wood ami ni Victoria Road al si>.ii-
indicated by the watet diviner as
likely lo be productive of the precious
commodity, In both localities the results were unsuccessful, and it is not
yet decided whether the magic rod
man is to be allowed another guess.
��    *    *
Springridge Lodge, N'o. 79, I. O. G.
T., held their annual picnic on Friday,
May 24, to Lynn Valley Park.   Quite
a good company of friends and members joined in this very enjoyable
outing, the lathes present kindly providing the necessary creature comforts in a most hospitable manner.
*   *   *
The annual supper of the Epworth
Christian Women's Temperance
Union took place at Robson Memorial church on Tuesday last, when a
large company of friends were present. After an excellent supper addresses were delivered by Mrs. J. K.
Macken and Mrs. Lashley Hall, and
a bright selection of songs and recitations rendered the evening an enjoyable social event.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Kelly, of Agnes
Road are receiving congratulations
upon the arrival of a bonny little
The death of young Mr. C. J. Bat-
terham, aged 18, of Central Park, is
much deplored by a large circle of
young friends at Cedar Cottage, where
I the family were until recently among
'the oldest residents, Mr. Katterham
was canoeing in Burrard Inlet on
Saturday afternoon, and a C. P. R.
constable noticed the canoe was suddenly upset. Captain Campbell, of
the C. P. R. liner Princess Alice was
j promptly notified of the accident, and
immediately had a boat launched with
four seamen pulling towards young
Batterhani, who was then about 100
yards away clinging to the upturned
boat. Just when the men had covered
half the distance and were rapidly
Hearing him the poor fellow slipped
under the surface and never rose
again. The boat cruised about in the
vicinity for some time and then took
the canoe back to the wharf. From
a pocket book found in a coat in the
canoe it was learned that the missing
man was C. J. Batterhani, working at
73 Fairfield Bldg., and residing with
his parents at Smith Avenue, Central Park.
Cedar Cottage District Improvement Association, although one of the
youngest of the numerous improvement societies, is not lacking in vim
and enterprise. Quite a well attended and enthusiastic meeting was held
at the close of last week when most
of the leading men of the district were
An interesting discussion was held
on the advisability of petitioning the
government to annex this district to
the City of Vancouver, it being claimed that the interests of this section
are so identified with the city as to
render this course necessary. The
matters of sewerage, acquisition of
Trout Lake for a park, extension of
City car service to Beaconsfield and
the improvement of Westminster
Road all appertain peculiarly to the
district and City alike.
The aria proposed to be annexed
o,.uprises 1). L. 195, 352, 393, 705, 706
and 741 to 756 inclusive, or a total of
two district lots, which arc already
dovetailed between South Vancouver
and the City limits.
Mr. C. !���'. Broadhurst, the leading
resident  leal estate agent is  taking a
prominenl position in this movement,
and steps have been taken to obtain
the necessary signatures of the required  51   per cent, of owners.
Mr. J. Saul, corner of Victoria
Road ami Westminster Road has added to the conveniences of his existing
grocery store that of an up-to-date
meat market, and having had considerable experience in that line has
now opened Ihe Ideal Meat Market
adjoining his grocery He has a most
commodious and attractive store and
should do admirably. Mr. Saul's
poultry run has long been an object
of admiration to car passengers at
this corner, and lie does an extensive
business in supplying the needs of
neighbors who are seeking to embark
in a home roost on their own.
Alarmed by a bush fire close by her
residence Mrs. Jas Williams, of Alma
Road, on Monday called up Cedar
Cottage lire hall. With their usual
promptitude Xo. 2 were on the scene
within a few minutes, and after some
30 minutes' strenuous effort the fire,
which had nearly approached the
fence, was  extinguished.
The opening match of the Vancouver and District Cricket League was
played at Westminster on Saturday
last between Cedar Cottage C. C. and
Westminster C. C., the cottagers being defeated by the narrow margin of
one run. It is understood that Cedar
Cottage are likely to protest the decision owing to an alleged discrepancy in the score book. At present
the score reads Westminster C. C. 83
runs, and Cedar Cottage C. C. 82 runs.
The Cottagers won the toss, and elected to bat. Their first four men compiled 48, but the others, with the exception of Stephens, fell before the
onslaught of Spofforth, who captured
seven wickets for twenty-one runs.
Runs came slowly to Westminster
owing to the good length of Seymour
and Brooks, and things looked none
too promising for them when Andrew
partnered Spofforth, who, by the way,
is the son of the famous Australian
cricketer known as the demon bowler.
The former contrived to keep his end
up till the score reached 80, when Seymour caotured his wicket with an off
break. Spofforth scored the winning
run amid the cheers of the onlookers.
Cedar Cottage promises a good outlook for public music this summer.
In addition to the band concerts in
Clark's Park, arranged by the City
Park Commissioners, the South
Vancouver Citizens' Band are to provide frequent performances.
The first of a series was given on
Tuesday last, and met with general
*    *    *
The Epworth League of Collingwood Methodist Church are just completing the installation of a tennis
court, which will doubtless prove to
be a great attraction to devotees of
the game, and provide another social
center for the coming summer.
Donald and Jennie were putting
down a carpet. Donald slammed the
cud of his thumb with the hammer,
and began lo pour forth his soul in
language befitting the occasion.
"Donald 1 Donald!" shrieked Jennie,
horrified.    "Dinna swear that way I"
"Wiinimun," vociferated Donald,
"gin ye know ony better way, now is
Hie lime to let me know it!"
Shortly alter the return of the Atlantic FI,, t iwo naval officers were
talking about their wives. Naturally,
they Uied nautical lerms,
"W hat a dear little craft your wift
is!" said the lirst.
"'Dear and little,' did you say? She
is dear all right, bill there's nothing
little about her. Why, she is the
biggest revenue-cutler I have ever
When Sir John French was in command of the cavalry at Canterbury, he
chanced one day lo meet a rather
slouching young recruit.
"Tell inc. my lad," said the new
Chief of the General Staff, "does this
city belong to you?"
The military fledgling saluted and
bliishingly replied :
"Xo. sir."
"Never mind," said French, genially, "straighten yourself up, pull
yourself together, and look as though
it did."
The new pumping apparatus has
been installed at the C. P. R. spring,
and Superintendent Mullett has now
an additional supply of 400 gallons of
water per minute.
Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Co.
May 3, 1912
The DIRECTORS of the VANCOUVER HARBOR AND DOCK EXTENSION COMPANY LTD., have by resolution authorised the issue and sale of
20,000 Shares of the Company's TREASURY STOCK at par, $100 per share.
All orders subject to prior sale.
Full information furnished on request, including maps and prospectus.
H. W. LEY ENS, Financial Agent.
511-13 Dom. Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Assets over $45,000,000
Over 150 Branches throughout Canada
Savings bank at all offices
Cedar Cottage Branch ��� F. N. Hirst, Manager
For a fine assortment of Bedding Plants, also Hanging Baskets,
Tubs and Roses.
Phone :   Fairmont 817R
Imperial Sale Stables
High-class Drivers, Express and Heavy Horses always on Sale
Furniture Moving
Express and Heavy Teaming done
Corner Fraser and 47th Avenue
Plion^- :    Fraser 85
Sand For Sale���
Good, fresh-water sand.    S. E. corner 43rd Avenue
and Main   Street
House to Rent
s-Room Modern Bungalow, $20 per month���Apply Mr. C. B.
Murray, Care "The Chinook."
Successors to McKay ci Campbell
We make quality a specialty in all our groceries.
We also carry a full line of feed.
Commercial St., near Westminster Rd.
Western Bungalow Co.
703 Dominion Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Phone Seymour 1856
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds.     Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
Mnrpliy was not performing his
work to the entire satisfaction of his
employers. Several rather broad hints
to the effect that, failing improvement
in this connection, one Michael Murphy would require to look for a job
in other quarters had been dropped,
but the Irishman failed, apparently,
to  appreciate  them.
Only the other morning the "High
Prime" of the establishment chanced
upon Michael in the act of endeavoring to cover up a defect in his workmanship.
"Now, Murphy," said the big man,
sternly, "this state of matters cannot
exist much longer. I do not wish to
send you about your business unless
you force me to that course by your
carelessness, but you must clearly understand that��� if this thing happens
again, you and I must part."
"I shud be rale sorry to lose yer
company," replied Murphy, "but"���
confidentially���"don't ye think yer as
well here as anny where ilse? Remim-
her, good jobs aren't picked up every
Ten minutes later M. M. received
three days' pay in lieu of the customary notice.
A rather fussy and consequential
diplomatist called the other day on
a bluff admiral belonging to the
United States Xavy and left his card.
The card was inscribed in the corner
with the letters "E. P."
"I hope you got my card," said the
diplomatist when, not long after, he
met the admiral.
"Oh, yes, I got it all right," was the
reply. "But, by the way, what was
j the meaning of the 'E.P.' on it?"
"Why, en personne, of course," ex-
! claimed the diplomatist. "Perhaps
; you did not know that 1 left it in person."
"Oh, 1 see," responded the admiral,
with a suspicious twinkle.
In a very short time the diplomatist
received the admiral's card, bearing
the puzzling letters "S.B.N.," which
successfully baffled every attempt at
solution. On the next occasion that
the nonplussed diplomat met the ad-
; miral he, in turn, asked for an explanation.
" 'Sent by nigger,'" wan the illum-
j inating reply. SATURDAY, JUNE 1. 1';12
The Value of
New-paper- are the -alt of the
earth. Remove the great daily
journals from the city of Vancouver and you will have left a
city without any nerve system.
Vancouver is progressing to the
front among the great cities of
the world, largely because of the
great miracles of publicity that
arc being performed by the
"Province," "World," "News-
Advertiser," and Ford-McCon-
nell publications.
In giving the people of South Vancouver the "Chinook," the
Greater Vancouver Publishers
Limited (a concern financed by
the public-spirited men of South
Vancouver) is giving to the District of South Vancouver at
lea-t a pinch of the "salt of the
This journal will publish verbatim
the happenings in the municipal
council chamber. Weekly, the
"Chinook" carries the story of
the building-up of South Vancouver.
'he "Chinook" will consecrate its
life to the advancement of the
interests of South Vancouver.
here is not a better printed paper
in Canada than the "Chinook."
If you have a wish to help build up
' South Vancouver, your assistance might be extended to the
"Chinook." It is an immaculately printed and cleanly edited
publication. It supports no
clique and recognizes no political faction.
If you believe that this South Vancouver weekly has the merit, you
might cut out the blank at the
foot of this column, put two dollars with it, and mail to the
"Chinook" office, City Heights
Sub-Post Office, South Vancouver.
And so will our circulation be assisted, and you will be saved the
trouble of answering the door
bell when it gently rings under
the delicate thumb of one of our
polite subscription-getters.
Dr. A. J. Brett
S. K. C'.r. 25th Ave. and Main St.
Phone :  Fairmont  1547
Main Fish Market
Choice   Halibut.   3   lb.   for. . .   -';i
Spring Salmon, per lb 15c
Live Cod, per lb 10c
Poinl Grey Kipper- and Bloaters
per   lb.   ....' 10c
Also  Full  Line of  Fresh Vegetables  and   Fruit
Comment on Sporting Events
Hot Lunches
< inr midday lunches arc appetising
and satisfying. All home cooking.
Served daily from 12 to 2. Give them
a trial.
l hir confections include all the delicacies of the season���Ice Cream, Soft
llrinks,  etc.
4605 Main Street
Two    doors    from     the    "Chinook"
Thursday  next���2 p.m.
( lur new address, opp.  new "World"
Those who witnessed Hie first game
of the lacrosse season at New West
minster on the holiday were convinced
of the fact that there will be no deterioration in iln- class "i lacn
which will be seen at the coasl this year
Never in the history of the national
game have there been such gam.- as
were witnessed in Vancouver and in
Westminster lasl summer comprising
the leries which determined the
Minto Cup destination tor the yeai
1912 And tli"-.- v ho ��ere on hand on
Friday afternoon of last week, and
they were there aplenty, are agreed
thai   ' verything  points    to    another
��� ii m bich ��ill itand "in as prom
inentl)  .i- did  the summer    of
in  the  ann Canadian
��� al game
The holiday game was nol lai
in   mill season   foi m       There
many features about it which will be
improved when the player- have had
;i  . fiance  i"  round  into  better  i on
dition, but  considering  the  facl  thai
ii  was the  first  attempt  of the year
they displayed  surprising  form.    No
-in,  can expei t the players to create
and sustain ."i  puce which goes only
with week- ..i hard training. Neither
the players of the Vancouvei or West
minster teams have yel reached their
form, Inn hi thai they gave flashi    i I
whal  may be  looked  tor  when  they
are at it b>r weeks.
One thing which stands out prominently i- the facl that both the Vancouver and Westminster teams are
very evenly matched again,,and there
will be once more a fight every time
they clash, which will be more often
than a year ago, owing to a men
generous schedule. The Royals were
able to emerge out of the holiday with
a slight margin, and a certain amount
uf confidence has been revived in the
aliility of the old-time champions to
rest..re Westminster to ils former
However, it is altogether too early
for the fans to get any real line on
the ability of the two teams. While
there were many who thought that
the Westminster team looked something like the club which maintained
the lacrosse traditions of that city
in Ihe past, lliere were just as many,
and probably more, who believe that
I Vancouver  will  be  able  to  hold  the
.Minto   Cup   against   the   Royal   City
I dozen.
While the Vancouver club has losl
Billy Fitzgerald, whose work in this
part of the country was the sensa
li.m of the Coast League race a year
ago, the addition of McGregor lias
been a big help to the "home, and
there is no need to worry over the
1"-- of the Toronto boy. When the
new blood added to the Vancouver
club has had an opportunity to work
mure together there should be a vast
tier. The Victoria club Still maintains a steady winning gait, and if
their pitchers do not blow up the
I-landers will make a much better
showing during this season than a
y. ai   ago.
Great interest  should  centre in  the
!   which   will   be   played  at   Re-
lion   Park  next   week     when     the
Portland club and the Beaveri come
ther.    The   Portland  club  is  now
leading in  the race, and as lie   Van-
Couvet  club look- to be the one besl
b. 1  iii the racr there should bi   -one
'! -i:)g    when    the-';      1 ���' ' .      clubs
The  return  of "Dod��"   Brinker  e,
ni    ot Mi,- Beavers will be wel-
;.  ;,-  "Dode"  is   nol   only  on,-   oi
il:.- mosl popular players ��ho ever
donned a Vancouver Uniform) but he
. .hi accomplished fjeldei and
batter, ami will add itn ngth to the
local   1' am      'I'll.'   rare   i-   now   on   in
ai"' st, and fans have somi
thi ad of them
The congregation "i Westminster
Church have purchased a new chun 1
Bite "ii the corner "i King Edward
Avenue and Manitoba Street. The
property is 110x150ft. It is not the
purpose ot the congregation to use
the site for some time until the
church requires extra accommodation.
The sealing accommodation of the
present building, which has ju-t been
enlarged, is about 400, but at the
present rate of increase it will nol be
long before a more commodious
building will be required.
Zis is a sport invented by ze late
Sir Charles Dickens, who wrote ze
rules in his famous book called "Ze
Cricket on ze Hearth."
It is a ver dangerous occupation,
and it is neccssaire to cover ze arms
and ze legs and hands to save you
from ze ballon, which is thrown by
ze bowler.
Ze object of ze good man, ze bowler, is to hit ze mall with ze club, who
is called ze badder, who stands in ze
front of three slicks, which is a
\iiother man hide- behind ze sticks,
and is ze wicked keeper, becos he
picks up ze wicked sticks when zey
are fallen down.
Sometimes ze people -ay. "Ah! he is
a good wicked keeper" That is be-
:ause when ze badder have run away
from him lie knocks down ze sticks
Bungalow���beautiful suburb of River-
crest, near Eraser Ave. (Hy order
County Court), Full particulars
Notaries   Financiers   Estate  Agent-
R. W. E. Preston
3210  MAIN STREET,  NEAR  16th AVE.
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Promptneii       Work Guaranteed     Accuracy
Buy a house with your rent money
through the Hankers' Trust Ltd. 16b
Hastings   Sinn   West,     For  a   small
cash payment ami easy monthly in
siabncnls, with no mortgage to assume, you can get a fully modern
house, artistically designed, and close
lo a carline  and stores     Willi llii- en
terprising firm a savings bank account
may be opened with an\  amount from
one  dollar  upward.     Interest  at   the
rate oi -I per cent is credited quarterly
on the current account.   Each deposi
ior is furnished with a cheque book
in a handsome seal grain leather
cover, anil i- privilege I to issue
cheques against his or her account.
This is a new departure in banking,
which ought, from a business point oi
view, lo appeal to the masses. The
easie.-l and safest way is to pay all ac
by cheque. See the Hankers'
idvcrti.senicni   in   another  col-
Popular   members   of   the   Lawrence    Company appearing at the Avenue
Enclosed find Two Dollars in
exchange for which you will send
to my address weekly for twelve
months the "Greater Vancouver
A man wilh a store on Main Street.
in the Twenty-fifth Avenue district,
gets a shot at 20.000 people daily, who
pay hard cash for what they buy.
I have two new stores to rent in
this district. Conic and take a chance.
There's a future in South Vancouver
for you little man!���R. G. Simni.
Square Deal Realty. Phone : Fairmont H07.
My address is	
Street P. O. Box
Xo less than two dozen teachers
will be required for the municipality
after the summer holidays to replace
those resigning, and to staff the new
schools. The school attendance officer expects to have the largest attendance on record this month. This
result is in part attributed to the efforts of the new truant officer.
Tenders wanted for painting residence���Apply R. 11. Cook, 4415 Quebec Street.
improvement in the effectiveness ".
the whole team. Just now the Vancouver team is suffering most from
the process of being whipped into
team work.
Westminster on the other hand will
be stronger than they appeared in the
holiday match. Tommy Clifford will
lake Ilis place on the defense, ami lie
home should be strengthened by the
addition of Harry llyland. Jusl what
this man McDonough will do remains
to be seen, and lie will be given a
chance lo shine in ihe game which is
fixed t" take place "ii Saturday afternoon al Recreation Park, Whether
the "hi guard can stand the pai e ol
another hard season's play i- the
problem which is agitating the minds
oi ihe fans in the Royal City There
.verc many who thought the) -aw the
-lipping  a  year  ago, anil  without   the
reserves of the Vancouver club, when
ihe   old time   champions   hit    the   lo
boggan they will likely travel fast
llul surely il is too early lo judge
oi either of the teams No player
could possibly do himself justice ai
this juncture, and while every game
is a world's chamion affair, still it
will take some time yet before the
players are fully fit.
*    *    *
The prompt action of the commission in lining players who indulged
in the rough work which marked the
holiday game in the Royal City will
probably be taken cognizance of by
the different players in the association.
At any rate it should stand as a salutary lesson to the playing members
of the organization that roughness
is not to be tolerated, and that punishment will be meted out to men
who indulge in it.
Feeling between the Vancouver and
Westminster teams still runs high,
but it is pleasant to note that the
commission which governs lacrosse
in the professional league this summer has taken quick action, and is
prepared to keep the game on a clean
basis. Not only will the club managements welcome an active controlling
body which will guarantee the clubs
lidding their strength, but the public, too, will look with favor on any
move which will maintain a high
standard of play.
+    *    *
The race in the Northwestern
League is still causing great speculation among the fans. All the clubs
are closely bunched, and at the present clip it is difficult to pick a win
When ze badder knocks ze ballon
wilh ilis club, what they call a racquet, he runs away as quick as ever
to ze other badder. who runs away
also ver quick. Zen a lot oi nuns run
io find ze ballon. Zen ze people
-li.ait. zen ze men are tired, sen ze
game is ovaire,
"Talkin' about runnin, " remarked
the Hon Vnanias Munchausen, "about
the finest bi; ol sprintin' I ever saw
wa- up in Scotland thi shootin' si a
-. .n before last, I'd been oul all day
deer -liootin". and liad had 111��� ��� ��� t aw ml
luck when I spied a whoppin' great
buck about eighteen hundred yards
away Takin' a careful sight. I let
fly, Hut l less your -oul. the instant
my bullet touched him. and bee ���
had   lime   lo   penetrate   hi-   hide,   that
beast was off like a flash I
"I    never   saw   two     Mich     evenly
matched   things  as   thai   deer  and   my
bullet, For over hall a mile they sped
on together, neither gainin' on ihe
other, the bullet just managin' to keep
ill touch with the deer's skin Ai the
nid oi a mile, however, the pace be
gaii to tell on the deer, and he faltered just for a moment. 'Twas fatal
The bullet sped on, and the poor
beast keeled over. He descried his
freedom if ever an animal did. He'd
have got it. too. if he could have
stuck out for another twenty yards,
for that's about as far as my rifle
A   grand   smoking  concert  will   be
held at the Library, Collingwood East,
on Fridav night of this week.    Members of the  Ward  I   Ratepayers'  As- j
sociation have been invited, and they I
will  likely attend in  a body.    There
; will  he music, and  refreshments will -
��� be   served.       The    affair     starts     at
8 o'clock and an invitation is extended
! to all to attend.
Landlady :"Vou believe in mustard
plasters, doctor?"
M. D. : "Rather! I always order
I them for patients who call me out in
j the middle of the night when there's
i nothing the matter with 'em."
A woman never puts off till to-morrow what she can say today.
G. E. McBride
& Co.
In the Spring a housewife's fancy
lightly turns to thoughts of
paint. Paint covereth a multitude of sins. Rickety is the
house that is not painted properly. Paint yours���and your
neighbor paints his fence, too
If you don't set the example in painting and
beautifying your place, the whole street is
apt to go to the dogs.
We are pushing paints. We are handling
are selling the SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
PAINTS to particular people.
our Main Street Store. We sell SHERWIN-
Street Store. South Vancouver people
are the kind of customers who insist on
Paint, prepared
Made to paint
buildings with,
outside and inside.
Covers Most.
Wears Longest.
Looks    Best.
There is only one thing that is as necessary to a
front verandah as a fresh coat of paint. That
one thing is a hammock. Young men have
been known to write sonnets on the HAMMOCKS that are sold in the McBRIDE
When you have painted the inside of the house
and have given the kitchen a coat of enamel,
let us supply you with SCREEN DOORS
We will sell you the best STOVES that car. be
bought anywhere in the country.
We carry everything in HARDWARE, from
tacks upward.
We carry the clean and easily-kept-clean ENAMEL KITCHEN UTENSILS.
All in all, our Stores are pretty well stocked with
every article that comes under the head of
Sixteenth Avenue
and Main Street
Phone: Fairmont 899
Corner 49th Ave. & Fraser Street TWELVE
Hys Story: Much Work, More
Worry, a Little Love, a Little
Laughter    and  Some  Tears : :
With    Impressions   and   Opinions    1 hrown   In
Thii ictii-i will appeal week by ��wk in thi- "Chinook," and he llien
l>uliliili��l ���' ��� huoi hy the Aullui
1 was born���in December, 1848. I bad to be born
sometime or other���and I was not consulted as lo lime or
place���so no blame must be attached to me for being
mixed up with a period o( revolution, chartism and rebellion
against law and order.
My birth resulted from circumstances over which I
had no control. I had something to say���in an inarticulate
sort of way���as soon as I was in a position to make my protest heard���and 1 believe I protested���loudly���against being brought into a world distracted by ihe revolutionary
movements of 1848. I would have preferred a quieter
period of history.
Then the season of the year did not please me. I
would have chosen to have made my entrance on the world's
stage (as my friend William Shakespeare called it), as a
"m-tling and puking infant," of course, but with the spring
or early summer flowers, fut my parents���suiting their own
purposes���and ignoring my desires in the affair, so arranged matters that I was born December I I th, 1848.
December the Eleventh. Please make a note of the date,
for I think if there is one custom which is honored in the
observance���and not in the breach���it is the custom of
giv���1 mean receiving���BIRTHDAY PRESENTS. Big
type will perhaps give a hint of my meaning.
I spoke just now of William Shakespeare as "my
friend." This was no idle boast. My eldest brother,
Henry, was a sculptor and artist���a pupil���the favorite pupil
���of the great Beehnes. My brother had a studio attached
to the house in which 1 spent some years of my infancy.
My baby eyes looked daily on a statue of Shakespeare,
on the busts of Clytie and Homer; I knew the beautiful
armless Venus of Milo a��� soon almost as I knew my
mother's face. A complete articulated skeleton, made to
dance for my amusement, and a life-sized figure showing
all the muscles, made me acquainted with MAN���stripped
of externals. I played about my brother's studio while my
brother studied some lovely pink "model"���warm and nice
to touch���and so I became early acquainted with the appearance of Woman���in "the altogether."
The impressions of childhood remain���I can see a
lovely form as a passsionless piece of sculpture. The studio
cleared my mind of morbid imaginings and I have had
no prudish antipathy to the human form divine in pictures,
sculptures, or in the flesh.
I believe il we had before our eyes moie often the
best types of physical beauty���then physical beauty, in
man and woman, now the exception, would be the rule.
I was a very pretty child. Frequently those who are
"homely"���not to say ujly���in old age, were very pretty
children���so I muiit have been "a duck." In various parls
of the world I figure, as an infant, sculpture for I was posed
in the lap of lovely Mrs. Casetti and been modelled as "the
infant Christ." My counterfeit presentmenl. as a baby ex ists
somewhere as "the infant Cain." It is a tradition thai
Mrs. Casetti, who posed as "Eve" with me in her lap,
looked down on the child with a look which seemed to read
all his future.
As far as I am concerned, I was only "Cain" as a
model���but I believe I felt the part���as all true actors do.
I have not killed anybody���yet���but I've wanted to���
and when I hear of cases of cruelty, injustice and "graft,''
I am again "Cain," longing to throw a well greased rope
; over the limb of a tree and hoist a bounder up for thi!
benefit of society.
As a baby I saw my brolher model the figure of a man I
���when it turned out "a failure" he dumped the clay into i
I a shapeless mass and began again���Oh! what a fool Society
is to take such care to preserve human failures.
William Blake, as a boy, had all his future life tinged
by the atmosphere of Westminster Abbey,, and my associa-'
; tion in infancy with the noble Art of Sculpture���and the J
; great ones of the earth I met in effigy���or in the flesh���has I
j influenced my mind and character��� I hope for good.
Beautiful pictures, beautiful pieces of sculpture, are
now plentiful and cheap. Let your child's infant eyes rest
on Guidos' "Aurora," on the noble features of Lincoln,
of   Gladstone,   or   some ancient   like   Michaelangelo;   let
'him see on the wall the peaceful "Angelus" or a "Corot"
which will give him a sense of the freshness of Spring. Oh!
if you love him do not debase his infant mind and taste by
letting his fresh young eyes rest on the crude abominations
' which are sold today as "Art." Hang up a bit of an old
Persian rug, a bit of an Indian blanket, a five-cent Japanese fan, a woodcut from Scribner's or Harper's; these things
are beautiful, but some glaring color prints issued from
eastern "Art" houses are as much poison to a child's mind
and soul as arsenic would be to his body.
Means   Discussed   to   Help
Develop Fraser
A conference al which harbor work
n the Fraser River was discussed
���as held al Eburne on Wednesday
evening. An emphatic opinion was
e::pr;ssed that the municipalities
should bcK'in the immediate co.istruc-
. ,'i ol ; cat river improvements, and
tii-.i iii. v...rk ihould not be left over
'or the Dominion Government t.. take
ihe i litiative. Reeve Kerr, h iwever,
thinks thai all harbor work i.iould be
tarried "in by the Provincial and Do
.1.ni..ii governments, which have con
trol of all the waterways, At the
same time he acknowl dged how slow
governments arc to act. If the local
bodies showed the governments that
they meant business thai would help
in gel matters forward.
A resolution was passed that a committee, composed of the presidents
and secretaries of the Hoards of Trade,
secure information as to the cost of
employing a competent engineer to
survey the North Arm of the river.
The committee was instructed to
go with their information to the municipal councils of South Vancouver,
Burnaby, Richmond and Point Grey,
asking them to defray the expense of
the engineer's services.
Valuable   Work  of  Health
Officer Pengelly
Probably no officer can render
mure valuable assistance in making
South Vancouver additionally attrac- j
live than Health Officer Pengelly,
and he is quite enthusiastic in this
direction. While the Council are
taking up the question of floral decoration and the providing and plain
ing   of   boulevards   Mr.   Pengelly   has
commenced  a   crusade   Bsnunit   any
more   refuse   being   literally     thrown
to the dogs. He has organized a
system   whereby   all   refuse   can   be
collected   periodically,   for     a     small
charge, and in future there will be no
excuse for any resident disfiguring the
landscape wilh discarded litis and
bottles or depositing refuse outside
Iheir residence  which is a  menace to
health.   "Cleanliness is next to Cod
lincss." but until quite recently little
heed, has been given to the Injunction. A city contemporary suggests
that "soap boxes" should be utili-'.'d
on verandahs in which to grow decorative plants. A discarded soap box
or card tin is not very attractive or
ornamental at any time, but to use
these as suggested is about the last
word iii a ridiculous combination.
Decorative window and verandah
boxes arc easily made, and there is no
excuse for half-heartediiess in a matter so important.
The Commissioner tppoiated t<> investigate
the  matters   relating  to  the   management  of
tilt* School affairs of tin- Municipality of
South Vancouver will hold tin- firsl session
of public inquiry at the hour of 10 a.m.,
Thursday, Tune 6, 1912, in the Council
Chamber of the Municipal Hall. Cor. -Urol
.on!  Prater St., South Vancouver.
Any  persons having  knowlodgs of the affairs in i|utsti.ui ;ni   i.'tuested lo he present.
C. M. C.
Tin- Government Auditing Commissioner of
the abovi named Municipality will nave his
office open from in io 11 In ihe forenoon <if
each day  (except days on whieh the  Public
inquiry   is   being   held)   for   the   pur) f
passing   accounts!   anil   iny   Ratepayer   or
Owner   of   real   property   may   he   present   and
in.iv make any objection to such accounts as
.to- before the  Auditoi
One of the greatest merchant
princes on this side of the Atlantic
.vas oi.ce asked what the secret of his
success in the provision business was
based upon.
"1 started twenty years ago in the
grocery business," he said, "and I always made it a rule to keep my shop
scrupulously clean, well lighted and
thoroughly aired. I tried to keep the
equipment of the place just as attractive as The stock upon my shelves.
1 found that it suited the people. I
found that cleanliness was really next
to Godliness. People don't want to
buy groceries from stuffy, smelly,
dirty little counters. Thoroughout my
business career I kept this ever he-
fore me."
There arc some attractive grocery
establishments in South Vancouver,
and there are sonic lively merchants
in South Vancouver. There is no
more attractive retail provision house
on the Coast than the new Sloan and
Allen headquarters, at the corner of
Twenty-ninth Avenue and Main
Street. There is no business in the
west that is conducted along lines so
Since the new Sloan and Allen
store was opened (one block north of
the "Chinook" offices) it has been the
mosl noticed business place on Main
Street. Patronage has increased
inanyfold since the firm moved one
week ago, and if merit is to be rewarded, Messrs. Sloan and Allen will
continue to grow and expand.
Mr. Pughe's Aggressiveness Attracts
Much Notice
Southward Ihe tide of commerce
moves on Main Street.
Steel and concrete are becoming the
favorite building materials this side of
h'alse Creek. The business district
at the corner of Twenty-fifth Avenue
and Main Street is becoming busier
every day.
Since Pughe moved Into the district (here has been a boom.
His new store next to the City
Heights Post Office commands lirst
place among Ihe Main Street business
establishments on the east side of the
street, just as M. A. Reach's shoe store
dominates the other side of South
Vancouver's broad commercial aorta.
Mr. Pughe is making good in South
Vancouver,    lie is rising because he
has been  concentrating  on  his  spec-i
ialty.    This specialty is to put a suit j
of clothes on a person that will make
that person  feel and look like a real j
man.   Pughe is prospering with South I
Vancouver,   and  his    new    premises ]
should  have the patronage of a good
share  of  the  thousands  wdio  change
cars at Twenty-fifth Avenue daily.
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
liox   I_'J4, South  Vancouver.
Over 4(1,000 tax notices will be sent I
out   this   summer   by   Tax   Collector
Janes in the usual effort to make the
wealthy  landowners pay up,
I.N THE MATTER OB the Estate of
RODERICK McKAY, late of South Vancouver, in the Province of llritish Columbia,
Ihe 20th day of March, 1912, Janet McKay, of
South Vancouver, aforesaid, widow, was appointed administratrix to administer the estate and effects of the ahove-named deceased.
creditors having claims against the estate of
the said Deceased, lhat they are required to
file their said claims, duly verified, with the
undersigned, Solicitors for the aforesaid administratrix and estate, on or hefore the IStll
day of July, 1912, and all persons indebted
to the said estate are required to pay their
Obligations to the said administratrix or the
said  Solicitors forthwith.
Dated this 23rd day of May,  1912.
302-303   Dawson   building,
Vancouver, B. C.
Solicitors for the said Administratrix an J
the said Estate.
Province    Renovatory    Removes    to
New Quarters
The Province Renovatory, located
on Main Street, mar Home Road,
wishes to announce that on Wednesday, May 29, they will move t,. their
new quarters, corner of 25th and Mam
Street, three doors south of City
Heights P. O., where they hope in
continue doing business wilh their old
patrons, and with a host of NF.W
oncs as well.
Two New
Building Lots
Property in Collingwood is advancing rapidly.   Houses, Stores, and Schools are building in every direction, and the time to buy is NOW, at the easiest terms obtainable.
Look at the map below and pick out your lot quickly, as we have only 16 lots left in the two subdivisions, and th e terms are
Close to the Car- =
Collingwood is only 20 minutes
on the car from the centre of
the City, and this property is
Water,   Electric   Light,   Telephone, Sidewalks and good roads.
.-            ,
E.lth mm Boad
1    JV
|"Q"5E \
ioR fOo
9 H 800
B U eoo
7 ftSOC
6 ft 900
3 * 9oo
t,     50LD
3   SOLD
1   SOLD
B.C.L   Pvy-
V&rt Ness  Avenue
C Oli lf^ Q wcionl
$50 Cash
$10 Monthly
Interest quarterly at 7 per cent.
Don't wait, or you will be too late.
We sold our last subdivision in TEN DAYS
Bailey, Telford & Company Limited
Head Office :
Branch Office :
Collingwood East Station


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