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Array 5^Puvs* CHINOOK
Vol If.  No. 44
Price 5 cents
Full Steam Ahead is Policy of
"/ represent the people of Ward Five.
Let them pile up their writs. I am fully
qualified and I defy them to proceed
against me."
Councillor Gold
"/ understand that Harvey Chester
Wood is an American citizen. He is not
a property-owner in South Vancouver. He
is but the calspaw of the old brigade."
"I Have the People With Me and They May Bring Along Their Lawyers' Letters, Writs
And Technical Objections," says Ward Five's Often-elected Representative
"It's a case of twiddledee or twid-
dledutn with my friends the enemy,"
<!eclared the man who has been twice
elected to tlle council this year from
Wa'H   I'ive.
"Tell the readers of tlle 'Chinook'
that this combination cannot disqualify nie, and they mav send on their
writs. I am in the right; my quarrel
is just."
It was sii""csted to Mr. Gold by
the "Chinook" that if he persists in
fitting at the council board that he
may be called  upon  to pay a  heavy
"This fight against me," said Mr.
Gold, "is being waged by a combination of people in South Vancouver
who are brothers in crime. This man,
Harry Chester Wood, of Walden
Street, who is the technical prosecutor in the case, does not own two
hundred dollars weeirth of property
in South Vancouver. He is not even
a ratepayer. Wood's name does not
appear  on  the  Voters'  List.     I   have
 d authority for stating that Wood
if an American citizen and has not
even been naturalized under the British Flag.
"Wood," continued Mr. Gold, "is
the catspaw of a certain ring of men
formerly identified with municipal affair.- in South Vancouver who want
to see Edward Cold squelched. They
know that Gold will go right ahead
with the prosecutions undertaken so
far. They kn.iw that Geeld is prepared to rake up certain transactions
which have taken place in the municipality which will make this Mad-
<li-em enquiry in lhe city look pale in
comparison. It is because of this
that they would have me disqualified.
And I may say." went on the light-
ipg councillor, "that it is my plan to
have the reeve and council, the proper
authorities, take these matters up.
It is the duty of the municipality to
conduct these prosecutions and it i.s
not fair that a citizen should he called
upon to pay feir such work in the
public interests from his own pockets.
"Vou may tell your readers." declared Mr. Gold, "that I believe that
lhe people are behind me, and that it
will be my policy to fight ihis ring
to the bitter end.
"While I sat upon the council, as
chairman of the finance committee, 1
had access lee certain avenues of information,   and   I   did   not   lose   any
opportunities t" Inform myself upon
what had been going on.    These people whei are striving to prove by hook
"T   crook   that   I   am     neit     properly
inalitied. wish to see nie cut off freun
the  inner   working  at   Ihe   Municipal
Hall.    While up there, after  the-  lit-I
eiiioti. I might say. I was spied up-
n   constantly   and   the   ring   on   the
ntside   were   constantly   advised   of
my movements   by certain individuals
in  the  pay  of the  municipality.
There   is   no   question   but   that   I
11  produce  facts  and  figures  which
���t'i\   show   that   wholesale  wrong-do's' has been  going  em  in  every de-
rtment of the civic administration,
ramifications,  of  course,  reaching
lee the affairs of the Board of School
; rustees.
These men who have been repeat-
��� lly  turned  down  by  the  ratepayers
f South Vancouver in  the past year
r   two   have   every   good   lea'on   tei
-re   Gold   kept   out   of   the     Council.
'"hey don't want the spotlight eif pub-
e ity turned on.    But I have my quarrel just, and you  know  the old  say-
ng  that   'he   is   thrice   armed   who
hath  his  quarrel  just.'
"In the meantime I would advise
the people of South Vancouver to
���vatch carefully all the evidence in
connection with the Maddison en-
���liiiry now going on in the city. It
"ill gi\\ them ail insight into the
way that matters hav been proceed-
"ig in certain departments at the
Hall where heavy purchases are made
irom time to time."
Dealing with exact charges upon
evliich Harvey Wood and his associ-
etes are endeavoring to have him unseated, Mr, Gold said : "It is from
irst to last a series of technicalities.
They claim that after having filed
against me a writ claiming damages
'or having :at upon the council without, as they allege, proper qualifications, that this in itself constitutes
the necessary 'disputed claim' mentioned in the Munlcipa1 Act. I consider this all rubbish. It is a frantic
effort on the part of the old brigade
to build up some sort of a fabric
against me. They can't do it. I will
not worry."
Asked concerning his resignation,
Mr. Gold stated : "I resigned after
the reeve and council had received a
letter from Messrs. Bowser, Read
and Wallbridge, calling upon the body
to take action against me. The
reeve and council decided to have the
letter filed, and refused to take any
action against me whatsoever. It
was then that I voluntarily resigned.
I did not do it because 1 had to; I
resigned because I thought that I
would save the reeve and council any
embarrassment in the matter. 1 considered that it was right that I should
go to my ward again. If the people
of that ward wanted me to continue,
then 1 was prepared to fight for my
seat. If. on the other hand, the people of Ward Five had turned Edward
Gold down, I would have gracefully
withdrawn from the municipal field
altogether. I think that the majority
given me is sufficient proof of the
fact that the people of Ward Five
want me to carry out my promises,
and   1   stand  prepared  lo  go  ahead."
Concerning Mr. G. L. Greenlay,
who opposed Mr. Gold in Ward Five,
Mr. Gold stated that he had not anything but good to say of the man.
Mr. Greenlay undoubtedly opposed
him thinking that to cover up recent
revelations would be better for the
municipality, and that a quiet conservative attitude in (he whole matter
would be more desirable. However,
as to that Mr. Gold was not concerned. He had been elected, he stated.
and now it was up to him to keep his
seat and light for the principles outlined on tlie hustings.
As regards Reeve Dickie and the
council, Mr. Gold was prepared to
work harmoniously with those gentlemen, to co-operate with them. It
was his privilege, however, as a councillor to bring up matters pertaining
to what he considered the civic welfare, anil no reasonable man would
stand in his way.
Last week the "Chinook" received
a communication upbraiding the
Municipal Council for not forcing tlle
B. C. E. R. Company to run a greater
number of cars on Fraser Street. Our
correspondent neglected to sign his
name So the "Chinook" neglects to
publish Iiis letter. Sign your name
mil aeldress lo all letters to this paper as an evidence of good faith audi
yeiu may use what mem ele plume you
wish. We invite ratepayers anil citizens tei write to us on any mailers |
thev deem in llle public interesi. We
will gladly print these tellers so long
s tlie little rule mentioneel is obscrv-
d.    Anonymous  letters have    their
rigin iu the devil's bosom���The Editor.
\n interesting wedding took place
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. 11.
Cowan, John Street., Thursday evening of last week, when Rev. G. U.
Ireland united iu marriage James Pattison and Evangelene J. Thomson,
only daughter of Rev, and Mrs. Davidson Thomson, of San Francisco. The
bride was given away by her brother,
Guthrie Thomson, and Mrs. Petti-
grew .sister of the groom was matron-
f-heinor. The house was beautifully decorated with spring Howers.
Only relatives and a few personal
friends were present. The groom's
gift to the Ihe bride was a handsome
gold watch and a gold bracelet to the
matron-of-hoiior. After a short honeymoon the happly couple will he al
home to their friends at 25th and
Sophia Street.
 ���  ^  i	
Proved   a   Splendid   Success   at   the
Kalenberg Hall
Under the auspices of Golden Link
Lodge, the Moore plavcrs gave a fine
performance of the thrilling melodrama, "Little Buckshot," at the
Kalenber"' Hall. Admirably staged,
well played ,and inspired by "a full
house," the entertainment went with
snap and vim from start to finish. The
cast included Jack Bellfield, Edward
Ladrue (who was blood curdling as
the villian), Jack Stewart Fred. Richards, W. H. Moore, Jack Work, W.
Randall Simmons, Miss L. J. Jackson, Bella Henderson, E. M. Jackson and Olga Yardley. Mr. Moore
has been asked to take his excellent
company to other parts of South
Vancouver.   "Wait and see."
Protect Our Health If Not Our
If the present South Vancouver council has any regard for the
health of the citizens, or the rights of the business men, Main Street
will be immediately put in order.
Today, Main Street is a disgrace to Greater Vancouver. Sewers
in the business district are open and at points the refuse running over
the surface of the street cannot but breed disease.
Mounds of earth are piled along the thoroughfare. The street is
not only unsightly, but in places almost impassable.
Main Street business men are not worrying over the stamp of
pavement to be used. That question is of secondary importance and
one which the council should work out with little trouble.
The mud season is about over; the dust season will shortly open.
Are the residents of Main Street to breathe in crystallized sewage
during the hot summer months? Are the provision merchants going
to put at their doors, for sale to the public, foods which will be coated
by the germ-laden dust?
It's time to fill in the sewers, put in drains and pave at least that
portion of the street upon which front many of the business houses
of South Vancouver
Tempest in a Teapot in Ward One
Capt. A. E. Almas to the Fore
Collingwood East People Up in Arms Over Alleged Favoritism
Shown in Selecting Men for Road Work -Alleged that the
Question of Party Politic* has Entered into Equation
Bishop de Pencier Visits South Hill
Meeting of C.E.M. Society to Amalgamate Various Branches
There was a crowded meeting at
tlle Carleton Hall on Wednesday
night. You can always rely on a
crowded nieeling when men have a
grievance and many men around Collingwood have, or think they have,
a grievance. Weerk ha- been scarce
and even good craftsmen, such as
carpenters have been glad to secure
a few days' work on the roads.
There is an idea in Ward One that
the ability to shovel dirt, the knowledge of the correct way to dig a
trench or make a drain���with an old
water-pipe or otherwise���does not
help a man lo get a job so much as
membership of tlle new Conservative
club in Ward One.
Thi- may be only an idea, hut that
idea exists.
Mr. Almas, the ward foreman il
not popular with some people, they
entertain an idea that a man popularly supposed i" he "well fixed" shouhl
make way for a man who really needs
a job. This 'inly show- what foolish
ideas people can entertain���next they
will In- saying thai Mackenzie ��� Mann
-lh mid not have Canada's millions
Anyhow, whin Mr, Alma- pul his
head into tin- Conservative club and
told ilu- Conservatives���playing card!
that he "wanted men on tin- roads"���
a- In- says ii wa- only tee publish the
fact���In- did ii-ei want to Stop the
game. Tin- fact thai men havi- called
on   Mr.  Alma-  live and six lime-  for
a jeib, e,f course means nothing���
there is still need to puDlish���througii
Conservative card players���that "men
are wanted" in Ward One.
Il was a warm meeting, but nothing
came of it.
Trustee Morris pointed out that the
entire appropriation for tlle ward was
$4IJ,0CXJ. Divided among 200 men, it
would mean that only $200 would go
to each during the year. Every person in the municipality could not expect to be put to work, he said.
Certainly not, Mr. Morris, but really "men are wanted" te clean us Vanness Avenue for instance.
A somewhat intense period in the
meeting took place when a woman
left, the audience, evidently with the
purpose of speaking from the platform When in front of the ward
foreman she started tei shake her ti-t
in his face and to tell him what she
thought. She was prevented from
proceeding hy the chairman. who
gently led her away hy the arm. The
woman then addressed the meeting
anil -aid she thought every man
should be given an equal chance at
the   jeehs.
It wa- rather a g ii -I thing that the
lady   diel   not   tell   Mr.   Almas   "what
she thoughl of
would have hael
Hoe-   iln   road
him"���Mr.     Almas
an  unpleasant   five
foreman   still   need
Hooray for Saint Patrick!
Tin- several branches eef the Church
of England Men's Society, which
have recently federated, held their
lirst united service at the Church of
Si. Mary the Virgin. Semth Hill, on
Tuesday evening. The L'erd Bishop
of New Westminster addressed the
assembly, and in his usual stirring
and impressive manner brought home
tee tlie fifty men presenl lln- greal Im
pen-lance   eif    Perfect   I Ihedience.   Sell
Surrender ami Complete Self-control in everything! especially as regards religion and lhe Church of
Christ. In his discourse. His Lorel-
ship used as an illustration the incident   in   the   Old    Testament     when
Isaac exercised these three great virtues when his father was about to
offer him up as a sacrifice in ��� >li��.<I-
ii-nce io Gods command
Al lhe end of the allelic-.- llie- Lord
Bishop reael himself int'i ilie society
ami admitted -even other une members,
Tlie Stimulating effect of the whole
service will remain with iln- members
of   Ihe   society   feer  all   time.
Representatives were there from
Cedar Collage, Si. James, city; and
St.   Peter'-.   Main  Slreel      Itishop  De
Pencier gave an address which was
greatly enjoyed  by  all
Women's Laws in British Columbia
Editor   "Chiiieeok" :
If every woman in British Columbia would acquaint herself with the
laws regarding her rights she would
find some startling facts. Helen
Gregory Macgill has published a little booklet with extracts from the
law books of B. C. which to every
mother, wife, and daughter in this
province is  worth  reading.
According to domestic legislation
in British Columbia, "a deserting husband and father, is not obligated to
provide for his wife and children if
the wife, has sufficient means tn support them, yet he is guardian of the
children and has a right to their earnings for himself or his creditors."
This is only one of many such
laws, but this one in itself is enough
to make every woman take up the
fight for women's rights
Many promises have been made
to them by the "parties out of power,"
but the only way for the women to
change the laws under which they are
governed is to help make them, and
they can never make them till they
get the vote, in other weirds, till they
stand equal with men in the political
A Merc Woman.
Ladies of Westminster Church are   Putting Up   Big   Dinner on
the Night of the "Seventeenth"
Tin- ladies of Westminster Church,
.'lull ami Sophia Street w-ill give their
second annual Sl. Patrick's Supper
in the basement "I lhe church on
Tuesday evening in aid of lhe church
hinds. Tlle ladles are noted for their
excellent suppers iu tlle past, anel this
eme will keep up tlie reputation.
'Irish   stew."   'potatoes    boiled     in
jackets,"  buttermilk"    ami    "potato
cake" will he the menu, but there
will  be  lots  of  other    good    things.
Afler ilu- supper they have arranged
a programme by local  talent, which
will   he   a-   follows .
Duel���"Whal an- tin Miles saving." Miss Melville and Mr. II. Davie;
song���"Aileen allanah." Miss G. Hai-
vie; selected reading���, P. Psrrick;
long���"Father O'rfyno, Mr. II.
Davie; duel���"I know a bank," Misses
Harvie:   reading���P.   Parrick;   song���
"The  Minstrel  Boy," J.  Melville.
At the Ad Men's Convention  South
Vancouver Will take a Prominent
When some three or four hundred
newspaper and "Ad" men come here,
in June, from the Pacific Coast cities
they will see Stanley Park, Fraser
Mills and other wonders���and they
will learn too, that South Vancouver
is "on the map."
In the entertainment of the Convention South Vancouver will play
an important part. Mr. R. C. Hodgson, Mr. Bruce, Mr. Prowse and other
members of the Board of Trade, are
on the committee. The Collingwood
Business Men's Association are sure
to be represented and to Mr. J. Francis Bursill, F.R. Hist. S., of Colling
wood has been entrusted the task oi
arranging a pageant. The splendid I
success which Mr. Bursill made of
"The masque of Vancouver" at tlle j
Opera House a few years back show i
he is the man for the job.
Mr.   Bursill  in  London  arranged a I
pageant   soon  after   the     Boer    war, I
which counts as a bit of national history.   South Vancouver's share in lhe
Convention   will   be   fully   dealt   with
next week. !
Meanwhile will those ladies and
gentleman who can sing or dance
who would like to don fancy costumes and take part in the "masque"
at a Vancouver theatre. Send name
and address to J. Francis Bursill. Collingwood East.
Talent  is  wanted.
Do not forget the splendid concert
on Friday night. March 20, at the
Collingwood Institute���"The Vancouver Women's Musical Club."
What  Does  South  Vancouver  Need
That question has been asked the
"Chinook?" Next week we shall print
a few answers to the question. We
invite conttibutions to this symposium.
Well-known civic publicity man, who
has recovered from a severe
illness TWO
f\ UR Spring stock is now complete and we
are now ready to take care of yotir order
for spring sowing of Timothy, Clover, Alfalfa,
and all field seeds, also garden seeds which are
all tested in our own warehouse. We carry a
full line of Fruit and Ornamental stock, Bee
Supplies, Fertilizers and all garden requisites.
Catalogue for asking.
The Henry Seed House
A. R. MacDOUGALL, Prop.
524 Kingsway       -     -     -     Vancouver, B.C.
Campbell Storage Company
PHONE   SEYMOUR 7S6Q. ^    ^
Evans,   Coleman   &  Evans,  Ltd.
Phone 2988
Foot of Columbia Avenue
How Satisfactory it is to the Housekeeper to be sure that
the MILK, CREAM and B.UTTERMILK she receives is
Pasteurized and Germlcss.
Delivered in Sealed Bottles, Perfectly Sterilized.
905 Twenty-fourth Avenue East
Phone Fairmont 2391 L PRICE & GREEN, Proprietors
Fully Modern and Up-to-date
GRAUER & DUMARESQ, Proprietors
About Men, Women and Books
By  Felix  Penne
I do not believe in a "stage censor"
���for my opinion (based on knowledge of stage history and a personal
experience of thc stage extending
over half a century) is���that a stage
censor invariably makes himself look
ridiculous. All the English stage
censors have���quite justly���been held
up to ridicule, and Mayor Baxter has
shown how ridiculous censorship can
bc. Public opinion is llie best censor. Those "dressed in a little brief
authority" play pranks. An English
library   board   has     taboed     "Adam
* *    *
Oh! but it was good, on Saturday,
to be at Capilano with the "Old
Timers." Good for the body and
good for fhe soul. The sun shone,
the air was balmy, the glorious mountains, emblems of liberty, "wore their
caps of snow, in very, presence of the
regal sun" and the talk, of old times,
was as refreshing as wine. South
Vancouver and Burnaby were well
represented���and one result of the
day was that there will be "a trip
from Collingwood to Capilano" before  long.
* *    *
There wcre many signs of spring���
nay, early summer, amid the beautiful scenery of Capilano, and as I
gathered a few spring flowers for a
fair "old-timer" (whose years sit so
lightly upon her that she might play
the role of "Queen of the May") I
could not but recall the lovely sonnet, by Wordsworth,
To a Snowdrop
Leene flower, hemmed in with snow:,
and white as they,
But hardier far, once more I see thee
Thy forehead, as if fearful to offend,
Like an unbidden guest. Though day
by   day,
Storms, sallying from the mountain-
tops,  waylay
The rising sun, and on the plains descend;
Yet art thou welcome, welcome as a
Wheisc zeal outruns his promise!
Blue-eyed May
Shall soon behold this border thickly-
ly set
With bright jonquils, their odours
On the soft west-wind and his frolic
Nor will I then thy modest grace forget,
Chaste snowdrop, venturous harbinger  of spring,
And    pensive    monitor    of    fleeting
Oh! but it was good to be at Capilano with the "Old-timers"; it was
good tei hear the "young old-timers"
voicing devotion tei Vancouver. I
love local patriotism, and as I chatted with the still optimistic pioneers
I recalled the words of William Day
Sitnonds at thc iiincr.il of Joaquin
Will Jeiaquiu Miller could say���
"I have been true to my West. She
has been my only love. I have remembered her greatness. I have done
iny work to show to the world her
vastness, her riches, her resources,
her valor ami her dignity, her poetry
and her grandeur."
This was the poets mission, his
vision, and right nobly was it fulfilled.
In his lines are the majesty of the
mountains, the loveliness of valleys
I threaded with winding brooks, the
J mystery cf untrodden forests, the
fragrance of wild-flowers, thc nesting
nf hapoy birds, the mingling light and
shade 'f morning and of night, and
ever all the serenity of the stars.
Joaquin revelled in the freedom and
frankness of nature. He revelled in
the unspoiled integrity eef God's great
OUt-of-doors! Pioneer men and women, miners, hunters, Indians���children of the fields and woods, the unconventional and the sincere���these
were his friends, and to these he gave
the best his genius could bestow.
* *    *
Pauline Jeihn sin was the Jonquin
Miller of Vancouver. On whom will
her mantle fall? The city needs a
poet to inspire us for a "Greater Vancouver."
* *    *
"I think," says Mr. Rumbold,
"cricket the best game in thc world,
and cricketers some of the best fellows in it.
. . , The sooner you clever young
fellows stop jeering at everyone aiid
everything, the better it will be for
England. Unless you can be enthusiastic about something or somebody, your tongues will become permanently glued to your cheeks.    And
just remember that an athlete is not
a fool."
That is the concluding sentence in
"A Band of Brothers," a delightful
book in praise of cricket, which I have
just read. My dear Mr. Douglas���
send to Heinemann for this book before the cricket season.
"Theirs Not to Reason���-Why
Theirs But to Do���And Die "
Ratepayers of Ward Five Vote Decisively in Bye-Election
Is Given Majority of 206
For the second time in seven weeks
Edward Gold was returned to the
council for Ward Five by a handsome majority. Gold received 340
votes and his opponent, G. L. Greenlay, 134. The majority is twice as
large as that accorded him at the
election of January 17. In view of
the fact that it was a bye-election,
and the only voting place was the
municipal hall, the poll is considered
a large one.
When the result was announced,
Councillor Gold addressed a large
audience of ratepayers in the council
chamber. Opposition to the Main
Street paving contract of the Dominion Creosoting Company was the
dominant note of his speech and his
statement of the course he would
follow in the council was loudly applauded.
"Keep .closely in touch with your
reeve and council," he advised. "If
the council, does not work wii\h me
against this contract, back me up and
make them."
Threats of .disqualification proceedings against Couricillor--.Gold . were
heard in several quarters, but the
general ppiniop wasi tjiat, considering the wish "of the ratepayers such
would  pot he  attempted.,.,    . i  ...
Edward Gold .was" emphatic in his
protest That lie wotlld 'woflc' f6V "South
. Vancouver.   He-would strive, he said,
to bring the credit of South Vancouver to a higher standard so that the
bonds would be sought for. He asked the people of South Vancouver
to believe in his honesty and integrity, and gave them his word that they
would never have cause to regret his
The circumstances that led to the
election was the charge that at the
time of Mr. Gold's election he owed
the municipality money over legal
matters which fact nullified his election. Mr. Gold resigned, righted matters with the municipality and contested his seat again.
Former South Vancouver officials
whose "heads" have fallen before the
"two-handed sword" are expressing
great dissatisfaction with the manner
of their dismissal. In some cases
they do not hesitate to say that personal motives and not a desire to
economise or reorganize predominated.
"If the reorganization of the municipal staff had been carried out in an
impartial business-like way we would
have no cause for complaint" said former Chief of Police Jackson, "but the
fact that threats were publicly made
during the election campaign that
certain officials would be dismissed
tends to prove personal motives. I
believe the part we took in the recent prosecution against the organizers of a Masonic lodge in South
Vancouver had a good deal to do with
our dismissal. My belief is based on
the fact that before thc council took
action in the matter Mr. T. Houston,
one of the defendants, and Councillor Thomas, who gave evidence for
Houston at the trial, held a long
private consultation with the reeve
and the police committee. In fairness to myself and the others, 1 think
we too should have been given a
hearing. After the council had decided to dispense with our services,
I wrote to the chairman of the committee expressing surprise at such
peremptory  action   without  any   inti
mation and without any charges or
omplainls being made. I pointed
ut that my receerd during the six
years I had serveel the municipality
was clear and clean, and I said I can
not understand why the council
should take such drastic action without preferring charges or giving mc
the ordinary British right of a hearing.'
"I further stated that if the council was actuated by a desire to econ-
eemize in expenditure I was willing,
during tlle financial stringency, to accept a reasonable reduction in my
salary temporarily, and I asked for
an opportunity of appearing before
tlie council, as I pointed out by being peremptorily dismissed it reflected upon my previous good record and
would militate against my obtaining
employment in future.
"No notice was taken of my request
nor were any of the officials dismissed, consulted in any way. That
economy was not thc object of thc
dismissals in thc police department
is shown by the fact that the new
chief will receive a larger salary
than I was paid, the council is appointing two constables to take tin-
places of the Iwo dismissed and I
understand it is lhe intention to increase the force to twenty men before thc end of the year."
This statement really calls for senile
explanation���or   refutation.
At the residence of Mr. M. H.
Cowan, 4451 John Street, South Vancouver, on March 5, Evangeline Jane,
only daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Alexander Davidson Thomson, of San
Francisco, Cal., was united in matrimony to James Pattison, formerly of
Ontario, by Rev. G. D. Ireland, Westminster Church. The bride, who was
prettily gowned in white silk, was
given away by her brother, Gtttherie
Thomson, and was attended by the
groom's sister, Mrs. David Pettigrew.
The groom's present to the bride was
a gold watch and chain, and ts the
matrou-of-honor a gold bracelet: The
home of Mr. and, Mrs. Cowan was
beautifully decorated for the occasion.
After the ceremony the guests, including relatives and immediate
friends, sat down to a supper. Mr.
and Mrs. Pattison will reside in
South Vancouver.
Funeral of Mr. L. L. Lawrence
The funeral of Mr. Leonard L. Lawrence, a well-known journalist of this
city, was held from the undertaking
parlors of. Messrs. Sill, Paterson &
Miller, Broadway West, to the Mountain View cemetery. Rev. B. H. West
officiated. Thc pall-bearers were
Messrs. A. W. Wilson, Walter Ver-
ran and J. W. Goosetrey, Messrs. T. J.
Mclven and G. J. Weston and Mr.
Sydney Scott. A number of beautiful floral tributes betokened the respect in which the former reporter
was held. The "Chinook" was represented and sent a wreath.
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Ward One Conservative Club is now
"housed" in rooms in the Brinnen
block, Joyce Street, Collingwood
East. The club numbers some 160
members, many of whom assemble
nightly at the club rooms for social
intercourse. Councillor Rutledge is
president of the cl-.b, Mr. R. Flack
vice-president, R. C. Pierce secretary
and W. J. Graddon, treasurer. The
Ward One organization is the only
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The Main Street Paving
"When is the council going to start
the paving again," is the queition that
is in every one's mouths. The spring
ii DOW up'Jii us and unless the council "buck up" and settle their differences over the contract we will be
into   the   summer  before  anything  is
ele Hie.
This is a queition which is oi para-
mount interest tej the workers in the
municipality. An early sunt een this
j'eb would mean practically the employment of every man e,ut oi work
in the municipality.
Persons who'were at first opposed
tee the paving are now turning and
joining in the general clamour f'er an
early Itarl on the work. Tluy realize full well what it would mean haling a gang of 500 men working continuously  feer a year.
Sli'epk.'e "per ��� along Main Street
have made the statement that eluring
the three weeks the we.rk was being
proceeded with they noticed a very
appreciable rise ill iheir weeklv receipts. In the meantime business is
almost entirely at a standstill from
the disgraceful condition In which
the street is at present.
Now let thc council get busy and
make up their minds at once what
they intend to do. The street has got
to be paved���it is an absolute necessity for the welfare of South Vancouver and at the present time would
practically solve the unemployed
question so fas as it concerns the
Let Reeve Dickie an-1 his council
set the machinery In motion and they
will have the working men with them
in a body.
*      ek      sr
The Council and Union Labor
Last week we urged the council to
see that all municipal work was done
under trade union conditions where-
ever possible. New Westminster city
council have taken a lead on this
question and at their last meeting,
by unanimous vote, they decided that
all work done for the city must bc
done in workshops where union conditions prevail and also demanded
the label on all goods where a label
ceiuld   be  used.
The necessity for this should be
apparent to everyone. By patronizing
uiiieeH labor the council are insuring
a decent wage being paid the workers, thereby having a better class of
workers  resident   in  the  miln.  ipality.
The "Opposition" at Victoria
Mess'rS'. Williams and Place are due
the thanks of the workers for the
strenuous fight they have put up
against'the great vested interests.
These two Stalwarts have formed
the only opposition King Richard
and his Lieutenant have had to meet.
Thai they have done their work well
is evident from the many bitter attacks McBride and Bowser saw fit to
Even the Liberals have had to admit that no two men could have done
The $10,000,000 burglary gave Parker Williams a great chance of showing his mettle and lie did not mince
his words in attacking the Premier
who thought it -was absolutely imperative we Bhould fatten-up two
over fed railroad speculators while
10,000 men were out of work in Vancouver alone.
Wc want more men of the stamp
��� f Williams and Place and the workers of Vancouver and vicinity will
remember ihe answer given by the
Premier to
small hold.ngs for workmen's dwellings; all text books in public schools
free; none but British subjects to be
employed ou government or municipal we erk; provincial regulations governing electrical construction and appointment of assistant inspector re-
The Militia Question Again
Secretary-treasurer A S. Wells, of
ilie- Il i' Federation ol Labor, has
promptly submitted lo a referendum
vote "I iii'- affiliated membership the
two amendments to the constitution
adopted at the recent N'ew Westminster  ' onvention,
The1 Iir-t proposal has to do with
representation, and if the new clause
i> adopted, emly  one delegate will be
Seated for the first hundred members,
Instead "i iwo as was ihe provision
before. This will mean that local
unions 'Mill a membership of less
than 150 vxill eenly be entitled to one
representative   at   conventions,
The second amendment proposed is
rather drastic. It provides, if approved by the membership, that���"No
member of the militia corps shall bc
eligible feer membership in any local
affiliated with tlie B, C. Federation of
_,u-t what effect such legislation
will have among some of the unions
now affiliated remains to be seen, inasmuch as no provision is made for
those unionists who are already members of the militia for a specific period. The ballots are returnable to the
secretary-treasurer's office neet later
than   March  30.
That the workers are not inclined
tee forget the action of Bowser in
calling out the militia is evident from
the resolution  to be voted upon.
Whichever way the vote goes it is
safe to say that the discussion brought
out at the meetings of the various
locals will go a long way to deter
any young military enthusiast from
throwing in  his lot with the militia.
Xo one can serve two masters bit*
a trade unionist joining the militia
seems to think different. The island
strike has been a welcome celuctition
al feature from thc point of
the straight unionist.
Collingwood   and   District   Business
Men's Association
A meeting of this association was j
held at the Bursill Library. All the I
members were very jubilant over the j
success of the concert fejr tlle Child- j
ren's Lunch Fund. This was not only |
an artistic bul a financial success���i
the handsome sum pf $100 being real-1
izeel. Hearty votes of thanks were
awarded to the churches for their cooperation ami splendid help. Knox
church was thanked feer the over-flow
incert,  th chool    trustees    were
thanked f'er thc use of Carleton Hall,
the   artistes   were   thanked   feer   their
splendid services���so generously given, and the "Chinook'' was thanked
I lor publicity.
Attention was drawn to the continued over crowding ol the ears.
Some indignation was expressed over
the fact thai Collinegwood traelcr-
havc tee pay heavy license  charges in
Burnaby, while Burnaby men trade
in South Vancouver free. Various
matters of detail were dealt with and
an adjournment was made to the scc-
eeiid Thursday in April.
Business men of Ceillingwood arc
urgeel   to  join  this  association.
The  X.  P.  M.  S. met on  March 4.
at   the   home   of   Mrs.   Johnson,   245
Uth  Avenue East.    General business
was taken up. and Mrs.  Miller, Pres-
byterial   President,   gave   a   very   interesting   and   impressive   talk.     She j
particularly  pointed  out  the  passage'
of   Scripture,   Matt.   9-38;    "Pray   ye j
therefore tlle Lord of tlle harvest that
he  will  send  forth  laborers  into  his ���
harvest."    Mrs. Harvy and Mrs. Cle--
land  sang  a  duet,  "Cast  thy  burden'
on   the   Lord."    The   meeting  closed
with   sentence   prayers,   after   which
Mrs.   Johnson  kindly  served  refreshments.
Anderson Market
The Family Butcher at
the Sanitary Shop
Tel. Fair 1634
Another Chinook Club Surprise
On Friday, last week, Mr. Fred i
Taylor, the popular second baseman
oi the South Vancouver Chinooks
was greatly taken by surprise at his
home on Oak and 8th Avenue. About
30 persons were there and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Mr. J.
Sanpetro and Mr. Pbemies gave some |
very good selections on the piano and
violin. Mr. F.. P. Demers, Hon.
Pres., presented Mr. Fred Taylor
with a very fine scarf pin. Mr. Tay-
htr made a very nice speech. The
party broke up about 2 o'clock with
everyone feeling happy. Miss F.
ew of I Anderson won a book in the guessing
The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy   Gies   His   Explanashun  o' the    Tremendous    Rise    o'    Real
Estate  Vailues  in  Sooth  Vancouver
Weel freens, what dae yae think
o' Sooth Vancouver noo? Yae a' ken
my opeenyin o1 the municipality. I've
aye ult yae it had a future saicond
(ae nane an' that opeenyin is gettin'
hi .rue  i"it  'lay  efter  day
In the Inst place, hocver, afore I
go ony further, I'll hae lae apologise
iae my readers for my absence trae
the paper last  week.
I  ken  tiiis much, that my readers
'11  gie  me  mare  sympthy  than  that I
bumble-heided   son-of-a-gun    of    an |
edytur.    It's a funny thing hoo a fei-j
lie,  nae  maitter  hoo  badly  hc  micht
hae  been.  '11   aye  get   wan   or  twa  o' i
they   all-knowin',     smert     guys     tae |
doobt   his   word   when   he   tells   him
he's   been   seeck.     Hooever,   1   dinna
gie a bug's e'e for him!
Hooever. believe nie, freens, I had
the time o' my young life last week
���mare  weys  than  wan.
I  had been  monkeyin' aboot in  tie
fhar"out-of-work  delega*-1S��lrd��n ,at "/r nack ��', thc ho��,sc H
| the week-end an   somehoo or ither 1
had got 0 gliff o' cauld     At onyrate,
.ii  Monday mornin' when 1  got  up  1
wis a' sare an' feelin' as sceck .-. > a
"What's up wi yae. Sandy," the wife
The   So-called   Labor   Commission's
After many days wandering in  l''e .���^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
wilderness of  B.   C.  anil  even  threat- says   tae   me,   "yaere   no'  lookin'   like
ening  to  take  a  trip  to  Europe,  lhe   yersel   this  mornin'."
Royal  Commission  appointed  t"  In-1    "Och,  1  dinna km." 1    says:   "it
Ivestigate   labor   conditions   in   li.   C.; seems  as  if  it's  auld  age  creepin'  in
has brought down its report. jon me fast     My hcid's bummin' roon
We   can   hirdly   say   we   are   elis.ip-  an'  re.on   like   a   eleclrik   dynamo,  my
pointed with iis findings for the com- back's sare an' 1 can haurdly itaun
position ed the commission prepared "ii my legs. Shut up they wlndaes,
us for what we would get. for the luv o' gudeness, I'm shiverin'
However, it is a distinct disappoint-1o' cauld"
ment to the working men ami women
f H. C. wlm had senile hope thai Sir
Rich&rd was sincere in his attempt
to legislate feir their benefit���only lo
be stung again.
The basic troubles underlying labor
problems are not touched, some of lhe
symptoms emly are relieved, leaving
the main problem still with tis.
The  recommendations  they    have
brought down wcre so evident t"
every common live-eighth that a royal commission was not in the least
necessary and the geiod money wasted on these "hacks" could have been
used to better purpose feeding some
of the victims of the unholy system
we work under.
The recommendations arc as follows :
Compulsory state insurance against
accidents to workmen, to be administered by a Workmen's compensation
board; Saturday half-holidays for all
stores; fortnightly payday in coal
mines and other industries; restriction of privilege cf sub-contracting
on railroad construction; time cheques
to be negotiable; eight-hour day declared to be matter for Dominion
legislation; minimum wage not favorer1; women inspectors for shops
and factories; licensing of operators
of elevators; discrimination by employers against members of labor
unions should be forbidden by law;
municipal employment bureaus obligatory in cities; miners entitle'd to
supplies at cost; mine operators compelled to establish wash houses for
their employees; collective bargaining favored as means of fixing wages
for miners; no change in method of
appointing gas committees; Asiatic
exclusion favored; assisted immigration to be confined to farm laborers
and domestic help; extension of provisions of Factories Act; white ��o-
men not to be employed by Asiatics;
"Get eiut, yae big dolt." she replies;
"auld age creepin' eiwre yae. Take'
il frae inc. Maister Macpherson. yaeve
B gi'y lot o' herm tac dae in this
| world afore yae liaund in yaere
cheeks. I'll tell yae what's wrang
wi' yae though Yae were workin'
an' slavin' awa at that gairden yais-
lerday an' yaeve gien yersel a chill.
Yaeve got the influenza an' that's a'
that's   aboot   it."
Weel it so happened, freens that
wis the case���an here I wis in a
bonny tix. I made tae go tae my
work  but  the  wife  wudna  hear  tell
ee'  it.
"Yaell jist gaun back tae yaer bed
again. It's a guid dose o' castor ile
yae need an' a guid sweet tae yersel."
An' the worst wis yet tae come, as
the sayin' rins. That nicht wis the
Gold meetin' an' gee whiz! I wudna
hae missed that for onythin'. Hooever, that wis the wey o' it freens an'
I can tell yae that last week I put
in some o' the most miserable days o'
my existence. Here's tae a' my enemies in castor ile!
*   *   *
Xoo, as I wis sayin', Sooth Vancouver's fairly comin intae her ain.
Who wud hae thocht that we were
gaun tae be treated tae twa eleckshuns in six weeks���an' nane o' yaer
common hum-drum yins at that.
I wis talkin' tae a real estate fellie
down Main Street this week an' he
says tae me :
"Sandy, the boom's set in again, I
hae had six enquiries the day for
hooses frae pairties livin' in the West
End. I canna unnerstaund it, but
there's nae mistakin' there's a move
Noo, I didna say onything in reply, but I have been gien it a bit o'
a thocht an' onybody wi ony degree
o'  horse  sense  '11  sune  tummel   tae
whata' causin' the demand for the
ual estate' up here when things are
sae  'leed in the city.
Twa eleckshuns in six weeks���an'
mare important o' a'���Eddy Gold
Rgurin' as the star turn in baith bills.
As I wis tellin' yae I couldna manage tae get tae the Monday nichl's
meetin' but 1 made share 1 wud be
at the saicond meetin' up at the Fraser  Hall.
1 got there a hauf-an-hoor afore
the time o' startin' an' even at that
could hardly get a sate. The audience wis composed o' folks frae roon
aboot wi a guid sprinklln' that had
Come up frae Ihe city an' Pint Grey
tac  enjoy  the  fun.
Wan  or twa sma' fry wcre put on '
first  tac  start  the  bill  but  the  folks
werna long in tellin' them that they'd ,
better take a back sate an' gie them
their idol.    Gold!    Gold!! Geeld!!! wis
the cry.
An'  Gold's  some   star,  believe   inc.
For twa boors he kept that audience
in a state o' glee.    Shysters! grafters!,
rascals!    gee   hoo   plainer   could   yae
get it than that.
I  hae seen Dan Leno.    I  hae seen
R.  G.  Knowles.    I   hae  seen   George
'.'"bey   Gus F.li'ii. Alec Hurley.  Marie;
Kendall   an'   a'   tlle   rest   o'   the   big'
stars���no  tae  forget   Marry   Lauder���
but  Edwjrd  Gold knocks them a' intae   a   cocked   hat.     Iiis   patter     wis
great   but   Ilu     wey     in     which     he
brocht  in  his  local  allusions  wis  thei
thing that tickled his audience maist. I
Vancouvei v'it\ wis makin' a great
taeday aboot Marie- Lloyd a while
ago. Gee, they ocht tae think shame
themsels. Mam Lloyd���why she
hisna a third o' ilu- drawin-power o'
ior  ain   Eddy  Gobi.
An'   thats   no'   Ihe   lasl   o'  it.     For
whole year ai least Sooth Vancou-
er citizens II hae the star turn cx-
luslvely. There's been rumors gaun
aboot that the cily ratepayers are efter him areaely for next year but
Eddy's signed on an' there s naethin
Dae yae wunner noo at thc demand
for real estate. If yaeve got ony bum
hits or ony broken-backit hooses tac
sell yaed better get them listed at
wance as long as the fever's on.
Yours  through  the  heather,
A Disclaimer
Some statements have been made
which convey the idea that I introduced Mr. Zimmerman, a "water diviner"
to thc South Vancouver Council and
"induced"  that  body  to  employ  him.
There is no truth in such a statement. I heard that a certain councillor had said that "divining for water
with a willow wand was all rubbish."
I attended to refute that statement,
but was careful to say that I knew
nothing of the powers of Jacob Zimmerman, or any other "water diviner"
in Canada. I saw successful "water
divining" in England and Belgium
and I have read and written much on
the matter and it was as a student of
the subject I attended the council to
show that in the opinion of leading
scientists "divining for water" is not
"all rubbish." I had no interest in
the matter beyond that of a student
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"The truth at all  times firmly stands
And  shall  from  age to age endure."
GRAFT in South Vancouver; graft in the City
of Vancouver; graft at Victoria; graft at Ottawa���Ouch!
Graft is the logical result of what? Well, the "Saturday Evening Post" has an article touching upon
the subject. Human nature is the same in South
Vancouver as it is in Gotham and we have responsible government in both places.
Here is the statement of the "Saturday Evening
"We have not noticed what this latest graft investigation in the state of New York is about, and that
point is quite immaterial anyway. We suppose there
has not been a time in fifty years when there was no
graft in state government, and we do not suppose
there will be a time in the next fifty when there will
not be graft���if the government continues in its present form.
"Make the all-dominant motive of state politics a
struggle for power between two national parties, then
turn the most important branch of the government
over to a numerous body of smallbore politicians who
are in good part of the pothouse variety, and how much
efficiency or common honesty can you reasonably expect?
"With a legislature composed of a hundred or more
members who are mainly of the caliber to fit a smallbore office, and with the more responsible officers
elected because they are Democrats or Republicans,
graft is the logical result."
 a   m   I	
SIR GEORGE ROSS, one time Prime Minister of
Ontario, who died the other day, was one of
Canada's great men. In the many comments which
have been made upon his career, few men have given
him the credit of having been a great statesman; none
have said that he vvas even a good politician.
Sir George was a Presbyterian elder who tried to
bring into politics the application of the creed by
which he lived. The result was that in his own camp
he was knifed.
More than fifteen years ago Sir George gave this
definition of success:
"Real success is only attained by the building up
of character. All else is ephemeral. Attention to
business will bring a measure of gain; to books an
opening up of richer avenues of thought; to art, a
keener appreciation of life; to the world of life, a
knowledge of men; but real success is only secured
when all these contribute to the broadening of our
sympathy with our fellow men, and to a nearer union
with our God."
Fancy Sir Richard McBride or the Hon. Bob Rogers
speaking such words!
cates to the fullest degree that he has the undivided
confidence of the men who pay the taxes in Ward
Five. Consequently he has every right in the world
to sit on the Municipal Council board and hc will not
be worthy of the trust the majority of the people eet
the ward place in him if he does not proceed with the j
aggressive and somewhat severe policies undertaken
by him during the brief period served on the council
this year.
During the municipal election and the recent by-
election some of the opponents of Mr. Gold fought him
with very sinister weapons. It seems that the people
of Ward Five like fair play. They find "no fault in
this man" and they are prepared to give Mr. Gold the
chance of his life to make good.
it was argued previous to the by-election that if
Mr. Gold were re-elected he would run the council
himself. It was even stated that Reeve Dickie would
resign if Edward Gold was again given a seat on the
council. Openly the anti-Goldists declared that Edward Gold if elected would be the retve of South Vancouver and that Mr. Dickie would have to play second
If Mr. Gold possesses a personality so remarkable
that as a mere councillor he can usurp all the prerogatives of the Reeve himself, the man is even a greater
political "white hope" than the people of Ward Five
So far, it seems. Reeve Dickie has been able to
handle the situation very successfully. When the time
comes that the Reeve of South Vancouver will be
dominated and controlled by one member of the council for good or evil, then the thing to do is to get rid
of the Reeve and elect a strong, virile citizen more
richly endowed with the qualities of leadership.
(On the council board, Mr. Gold will have one vote.
Any further influence that he can exert in the passing
of resolutions i.s strictly a family matter in which are
concerned the reeve and members of the council���
all of whom are the representatives of the people of
South Vancouver.
Men with any staka in the municipality will trust
that the elections for 1914, so far as civic affairs go,
are well over. It i.s now up to the reeve and council to
settle down to a constructive policy in the management of the affairs of the district. The sooner the
head-chopping and blood-letting ceases the better for
all concerned. At all events, the question of the personal jobs of a few public servants should not interest
the people of South Vancouver to any great extent.
- here are other matters for the council to deal with a
hundred times more important than the hiring or dismissing of a few minor officials. The sooner these
larger questions are taken up, the better for all concerned.
Y the death last week of Mr. Luke I^onard Lawrence. South Vancouver loses a good citizen and
a sterling champion. The late Mr. Lawrence, all his
life a newspaper man, came to the Pacific Coast over
two years ago from Bristol, England. L'pon arrival
here, he located in South Vancouver and in the launching nf the "Chinook" he lent of his means and matured experience. About a year ago, the late Mr. Lawrence joined the editorial staff of the Vancouver
"Sun'' and his work as special correspondent for
Smith Vancouver was at all times well done. Ile was
a Britisher with a wonderful knack for adapting himself to his environments. The late L. L. Lawrence
was a lover of nature. Ilis hobby was lorictilttire.
He wanted to see Greater Vancouver a garden of
flowers and his writings invariably bore the imprint of
the artistic temperament.
ULIAN, the great Victoria musician, started to
organize a band which should go into the remote corners of the earth and "civilize the heathen."
It was a pity this scheme never "materialized"���the
world would have been saved much bloodshed and
the expenditure of much treasure.
"Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast,"
so wrote Congreve and no poet ever wrote a line more
true. That being so we hail with joy the announcements which show that South Vancouver will have
increasing opportunities of hearing good music. There
are many "savage breasts" that need soothing in South
At Collingwood, on Friday, March 20th. "The Women's Musical Club," of Vancouver, will give a high
class concert of really splendid music. Those who
attended the former concert will anticipate a treat.
Collingwood has too���formed a choral society���meeting at Collingwood, and under the direction of Prof.
Jim Tait. This is a matter to congratulate South
Vancouver on, for there is need to cultivate a taste
for choral music.
All over the municipality there is evidence of an
improved and improving taste for good music, and
this should, and will, be a factor in local development.
'Life without art is brutality" says Ruskin, and it has
been the absence of art, especially the musical art
which refines social life, which has made South Vancouver business, legitimate and otherwise, so crude.
{{IAM surprised," writes a subscriber who signs his
1 name "Britisher," "that such nonsense as the pictures of Mutt and Jeff should be tolerated by the
readers of the Vancouver 'Province.' I regard the
scries as being absolutely devoid of humor antl from
day to day we are treated to the silly antics of two
characters, possibly representative of the American
people, who are undoubtedly degenerates too lazy to
work. I think that I voice the opinion of a great many
people when I say that the appearance of these pictures in a supposedly respectable journal cannot but
leave a had impression on the minds of our boys and
While there is a grain of truth in thc letter of our
subscriber, the editor of the "Chinook" would hesitate to condemn Messrs. Mutt and Jeff as hopeless
degenerates. True, the couple do little real work, being in the nature of grafters. Both are given to looking on the wine when it is red, and it is suspected
that Mutt, in view of having a wife living, sometimes
treads near the danger line in his dealings with the
fair sex. Still, as there are bigger jokes, right here
in British Columbia���jokes who are also in public
life���who are victims of all the vices of Messrs. Mutt
and Jeff, and who toil not, neither spin, antl yet who
take themselves with great seriousness, it would be
discriminating to single out the pair for condemnation.
AFTER a while certain disturbing factions in
South Vancouver will learn that the best way
to handle Mr. Edward Gold is to let that gentleman
Mr. Gold's achievement at the polls Monday indi-
T the foot of Main Street, on the North Arm of
the Fraser River���an excellent site for any industry���two German-Canadians, enterprising and
elert, are developing a tanning industry.
In British Columbia there are some half million
people and the manufacturers figure that a million
human feet should demand in the course of a year a
fair amount of boot leather.
So the tanning industry has been launched, and
business so far, in a modest way, has been good.
I Icre is the point, however.
Raw hides treated at the South Vancouver tannery
come not from the Fraser Valley, Cariboo, the Bulkley
Valley, or any other locality in British Columbia.
These hides come from the United States, Argentinia
and other distant countries. The manufacturers have
to pay a high tariff on every hide brought into South
Vancouver. Yet it is necessary for them to do so���or
go without raw materials.
Undoubtedly the industry will succeed, even if the
company must import hides from all parts of the
world and pay a great big tax on each hide brought
into the country. Of course it would he better if this
foolish tariff were removed altogether and these products allowed to come in free. That would mean that
the tanners could sell the finished product more cheap
Iv to the shoe manufacturer in Vancouver and the cobbling shops and the various leather goods houses who
in turn might cut down on the price of shoes and
other finished leather products.
If there were in British Columbia a couple of hundred thousands of plowmen working on the fertile
lands of the province, then the tanning industry in
South Vancouver would be a line of business worth
These plowmen would turn over the soil and wear
out their boots in doing it. The soil would produce
oats and wheat and barley and fodder. These products might be put into the stomachs of cows, who
would produce calves to develop herds. Hundreds
of tons of beef might be produced yearly and hundreds of tons of hides. The hides would come into
South Vancouver's tanneries, would be tanned up and
sold to the manufacturers of shoes and boots. The
boots would go right straight back to Ihe hundred
thousand plowmen and they would kicK them out in
the Ceding of the herds and the turning over of the
Then we would have prosperity. Not the dog-eat-
dog kind of prosperity. Not the realty-boom wildcat
prosperity. Not the Mackenzie & Mann kind of prosperity.
We would have the prosperity which proceedeth
from good old mother earth.
THE BOARD OF TRADE of Duncan. B. C, has just
issued a booklet entitled "The Cowichan District."
The work was turned out at the office of the Cowichan
Leader Printing and Publishing Company and, from a
typographical point of view, would reflect credit on the
largest and best equipped printing office in British
Columbia. The booklet contains many beautiful half
tones with facts and figures which show that the Cowichan District is one of the Edens of British Columbia.
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"Eye-Opener," was one time bound for Winnipeg.
In the Pullman with him was a prosperous looking
eastern stranger���possibly a large banker or railroad
man. The two sort of made up friends in the early
stages of the journey.
Said the Easterner after a time, "You are from Calgary, then ?"
"Yes," replied Robert, "I'm an old-timer there."
"Well, well," said the Easterner, in a sort of disinterested way. "By the way, do you happen to know
that fellow who runs the 'Eye-Opener?'"
"Yes," replied Robert.
"What sort of a man is he, any way?"
"Well," said Robert, "If I may speak from a long
experience with him, I can say that he is a proper
blankety. blank sort of a fellow."
"That's what I've been thinking," replied the Eastern traveler, as he settled down to read a late copy
of the "Monetary Times."
It is stated that Editor Edwards got off the train at
the next stop and waited over to continue his journey
to Winnipeg on No. 2.
��    ��    ��
"OH. GOD. 1 THANK Thee that I am not as other
men are"���so began the prayer of the first grafter.
��� *    ��
DURING TI IE brief interval between his disqualification and re-election, Edward had to go without a title.
Some of the friends called him Candidate Gold.
"Candidate" did not have even the dignity of "Ex-
Councillor." l'pon retirement from public life the
man from Ward Five ought at    least   to    have    a
��    ��   ���
THE BIG KEY' WHICH hangs in the legislative
chamber at the Hall will be taken down and in its
place a mace is likely to be hung.
��   ��   ��
EDITORIAL ATTACKS upon Councillor Gold ap-j
pearing in the "Western Death" secured for him at
least a hundred of the two hundred and six majority.
��   ��   ���   ���
GOLD HAS COME through the melting pot.    A
great deal of the former dross seems to have been
burnt away.
THE VANCOUVER CITY Council is about to pass
a bylaw taxing all outside printing salesmen $50.00 a
day while operating within the city boundaries. In
the meantime South Vancouver organizations���certain of them, at least���will hurry into the city to bu)
their printing.
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COUGARS IN LITTLE Mountain Park! Then-
was a general impression throughout the district tli.it
South Vancouver's days of wild-catting were over.
ft   ft   ���
THERE ARE ONLY two seasons on Main Street
the mud season antl the dust season. The dust -e.i
son is scheduled to open shortly.
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WITH A FEW MORE YEARS' experience in tin
civic maelstrom Councillor Edward Gold will have .
passion for a certain stripe of gentlemen of the cloth
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IX CERTAIN RESPECTS Councillor Twiddy i
the Napoleon of the council.
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THAT DOUGHTY veteran, Councillor G. \\
Thomas, was twitted at the Hall the other day aboul
his age. "Old," said the councillor, "Why, I'm not as
old as Moses was when he did his greatest work���and
I'll free South Vancouver from her bondage yet, or
at least, take a good hand in it." While wc have nol
at hand any authority which gives the exact age of
Moses when he managed the personally conducted
tour of tbe children of Israel into the Land of Canaan
HE was no spring chicken.
��� *    ��
BUT WE FEAR that his irritability increased with
age for in a fit of petulance, he smashed up the Tablet-
of thc Law. Councillor Thomas will not break anything, we hope, not even his word or the Sabbath.
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"GOVERNOR" HENDERSON and Ralph .Smith will
address the Liberals at the Club Room, 4362 Main
Street, on the evening of St. Patrick's Day. Tin-
musical end of the programme wil! be cared for by
Messrs. Magnus Irvine. H. E. Joynes and J. T. Salter
��� *    *
COLLINGWOOD is right tip in thc front rank ;i
usual. In the organization of the big Conservative Clulre
over there we sec the fine Italian hand of one J. II.
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CONSIDERABLE BUILDING is going on in the
South Hill district.   Fraser Street is blessed with certain residents and property owners who make headway regardless of monetary conditions.
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TODAY EVERY MOTOR car owned by thc Municipality of South Vancouver carries the name of tlle
municipality in great gold letters. This innovation
surely adds to the dignity of those officials who use
thc municipal cars. It adds a distinctive touch. There
are men in Greater Vancouver who roll about on expensive no-skid tires who have not paid their room
rent for six months.
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THE TEACHERS AND officials of the South Vancouver school board are to be congratulated for the
splendid work being done in promoting among Vancouver's 5.000 school children the love of flowers. At
each of thc schools beautiful flower plots arc being developed, and the bare yards are being transformed
into wonder-gardens.
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"DO NOT SHOOT the pianist, he is doing his best."
Such was the inscription over thc piano in a mining
camp theatre. Giving the "Sun" poet credit for good
intentions will probably save his life���but local scribe-
will take care to die outside a Vancouver radius���for
the "Sun's" obituary verses have added a new ternn
to death.
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J.   li.   HOLDEN  very creditably  represented  South
Vancouver at the big honspeil held last week in Vancouver.
ft ft 1
IT TOOK long proceedings before the United States
Circuit Court to get a judicial decision "that a vow o\
poverty is against public policy." Long ago we made
a vow that our poverty was against public policy���
that was why we asked subscribers to "pay up."
The Highgraders' Corner
New Weather Words
Chicago News
Since the weather bureau  has coined   the   word
"smog" to describe mingled smoke and fog, one might
he justified in calling the local variety of snow "snoot"
as combining snow and soot.
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Dislocated'Knee iit Tango
New York Evening Sun
1 fere is a warning. A girl at Staten Island, in one
of the dips or whirls of the tango, fell and dislocated
her knge. That she escaped so well���that it was not
a dislocation of the neck���is remarkable under tl>e
-   Btrt it Would Be Hard on thc Pavement
Duluth Herald
Austria i.s offering a prize of ten thousand dollars
���for a non-rubber automobile tire, antl materials (ire to j
be submitted to the Autpmobilversqchsabteilung Gum- ���
pendorferstrasse.     Why doesn't   some  genius  write
.     . lout that iiimie and submit" it?   He'd be sure to win.
J SATURDAY,  .MARCH   14,  1914
Gore Ave.
Lawrence A Sandusky, Lessees
Sey. 3907
Week of March 16
Matinees Wed. and Sat.
The  Del.  S.  Lawrence
Stock   Company
Maude   Leone
In the reigning sensation of London and New York
General John Regan
What "Bunty" did for the Scotch, "Regan" does for the Irish
Two years in London One year in New York
Prices 25c and 50c
Matinees 25c Any Seat
18th and Main Street
"The House ol Features"
It prepared to receive a limited number of pupils
and impart instruction al their homes or at  hia
COLLINGWOOD EAST,  At B. C. Electric  Station
H.  H.  DEAN,  Proprietor
The continuation of
"The  Two Ordeals"
On   Monday,  March 2i
Cedar   Cottage   Theatre
20th Avenue and Commercial Street
.  . We show the best, cleanest, and most up to date pictures with a
complete change daily.
Cedar Cottage Jottings
Tht Ladies Guild of St. Margaret's
Church met at the home of Mrs.
Bedford last week, when ihey made
enthusiastic plans for the Lenten sewing tliey expect to accomplish preparatory to tneir annual garden part}
and bazaar i���� lie held in the early
* 1'       ei
Oil Saturday lasl the little 3-year-
old son of Dr. Magee met with a
serious accident in tailing from the
verandah of his home to the concrete
walk below, I'he little fellow was
picked up Unconscious and remained
so for several hours, but from last
accounts  will  soon  recover.
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The friends of Mr. and Mrs. llavvks-
worth will now find them In their
new home em Fleming Streel lee which
they  have lately moved.
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Mayo lines. Sanitarium have another   case   lee   their   credit   In   Ceelar
Cottage, Mr. Geo, Bundy has recently returned from Rochester, having been successfully operated oil by
the   clever  surgeons   of   this   famous
* *   ��
Mrs. Jno. Davidson, of Spirilwood,
\. D.. and Mrs. Win. Card, of Mission. B. Ci visited Mrs. Madill and
other   Cedar     Cottage     friends    la-t
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The Liberal Association of Cedar
Cottage and District met in Mr.
Broadhurst's office on the 4th and appointed a committee of four tei represent them at the meeting of the Central Executive tin Main Street on the
15th  inst.
it   *   ���
Mr.  Collings. of Westminster  Hall.
preached  at  the  Presbyterian  church
on  Sunday last.
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Mrs. Archibald Campbell's mother,
Mrs. Caughcy, is to be congratulated
upon her return from the hospital,
having undergone a successful operation for cancer.
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The weekly meetings of the I. O. G.
I'., Springridge Lodge No, 78, held in
the Cedar Cottage Hall on Victoria
Road now take place on Wednesday
evenings at 8 p.m. instead of Friday
evenings, as heretofore. The Sunbeam Juvenile Temple, No. 8, meet
the  same  evening at  the  same  place
from 7 to 8 p.m.
St    it   *
The Methodist Ladies' Aid Society
held their regular monthly meeting
at the home of Mrs. Lowe on 20th
Avenue on Wednesday afternoon of
this week,
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The Cedar Cottage Branch of the
B. C. Political Equality League held
Empress Theatre
Commencing     Monday     evening,
March  16, Messrs. Lawrence & Sandusky   will  present   at   the   Empress
Theatre for the lirst time in Vancouver,   in   facl   for  llle   lirsl   time  in   the
United Butts or Canada, outside eef
New   York   City,  the   Irish   farcc-ceem
eely,   "General   John     Kegan"       This
most clever and smnsing play has
been the reigning sensation in London for considerably over a year ami
In New Yeirk f'er nearly the same
period Es -till playing to crowded
houses 11 was written by Canon
James Owen Hanna), of Si Patrick's
Cathedral, Dublin, better known, per-
haps, to tht reading public under his
pen name of George A. Birmingham,
f   many   eery   popular
Iheir annual meeting and elections
of officers on the afternoon of the
9th at the home of Mrs. Kidd. Thc
following officers feir the coming year
were unanimously elected : Mrs.
Edith Kidd, president; Mrs. E. L.
Ilamhley, vice-president; Mrs. C. A.
Wright, secretary; and Mrs. J. W.
Mclntyre, treasurer. It was decided
tei arrange for several more public
meetings, and committees were appointed to procure speakers and musical talent for such meeting to be
held in the near future.
Rev, Manuel addressed a large congregation al Robson Memorial
Church on Sunday night em the always interesting subject of future punishment, preaching freun the text
"Son. remember." Mr. Manuel spoke
[of the changed ideas people now entertained in regard to this all-important topic. How in former years
there was no ipicstion as to the fate
of Ihe wicked afler death, but only
as in ihe duration of the punishment,
Whether it would be elern.il torment
iu lurid llames. or whether there I
would he limitation as to time. While
in these modern elays with many people the argument seems to hirtgs on
whether eer not there will be any punishment at all after we pass' front
this life to that bourne from which
no traveller returns. On the authority of the text and the teachings
of Christ, Mr. Manuel explained that
hell need not necessarily consist of
a material condition of hissing flames
and lake of brimstone, but that memory would in the life hereafter, even
as in this life, make our Heaven or
Hell memory of deeds deme in the
llesh. or deeds undone, would follow
us into the great beyond, and so cause
our everlasting joy or eternal torment,
as the case might be��� and even
though, like Shakespeare's Richard
III, we may defy conscience and describe it as "a word that cowards
use." the still, small voice will sooner
or later awake,,nothing forgotten, and
reap stern satisfaction.
Presbyterian   Christian  Endeavor
This society held its regular meeting on Monday, when Mr. Henry, of
the Vancouver Mission, paid them a
visit and spoke/at some length. Mr.
Henry is a favorite with the young
people of tlle Cedar Cottage Society,
and his address was a stirring one
and most impressive, and was listened to with great interest and enjoyed
by all. At the close of the regular
meeting thc members shook hands
with and said goodbye to Mr. Haz-
eldean,  who  is  leaving  the  city.
as  the  authoi
novels  and e.ther  writings.
"General John Kegan" is nol the
traditional Irish comedy. It is an
irresistible piece eif delightful nonsense and affords a wholesome kinel
eif amusement from beginning to end.
It tells the story of a rich American
tourist who, finding himself detained
by an automobile accident in an out-
of-the-way village in Ireland, conceives a plan for his amusement by
playing a hoax upon the natives of
liallymoy. The various hunieireius
and witty incidents which finally lead
to   the   unveiling   of   a   statue   to   the
mythical hem of Bailymoy, "General
John Regan," constitute tlle framework e,f the play which has delighted
London and New York for SO long.
Mr. Del. Lawrence will assume the
role of Billings the rich American
tourist, who "wakes" up lhe village
of liallymoy. and Miss Maude Leone
will have the role of Mary Ellen. The
supporting cast will be all that ceeuld
be desired and iu the stage settings
and mountings everything will be1
deme lei preserve the thoroughly
Irish atmosphere. No more appropriate dramatic entertainment could
be selected for St. Patrick's pay
week  than "General John  Regan."
Orpheum Theatre
The bill presented tee lhe patrons
of tlie Orpheum is of unusual attraction next week owing tei the acquisition e,f headliners whose past performances have won for themselves
names commanding lhe highest appreciation of the music lover. (Ine
of them. David Bispham. i.s an attraction which will delight and surprise
the theatregoing public as his reputation as one of the stars of the Metropolitan Opera Company, and of Co-
vent Garden, which he won through
his marvelous baritone voice, has established him as a leader of grand
opera. Owing to this facl his appearance in vaudeville is hailed with delight by the public, and his acquisition
is Considered a triumph by the active
heads of vaudeville, who are always
seeking  tlle  best.
Another, Bill Pruitt, the cowboy
Caruso, is in a class by himself as a
man who. in a short time, has risen
from an obscure cowpuncher to a
noted singer. It was een the plains
that Mr. Fruit first made application
of his wonderful voice, a voice with
a range through three complete octaves, and it was on the plains, while
singing to a restless lowing mass of
cattle that his voice received its training. From the lonely vigil of lhe
roundup he has risen, quite by accident, as he admits, to all lhe glory
of the limelight and is famous as an
accomplished singer. His opportunity came when as a jeike he, together
with some cowboy friends, serenaded
the Chicago Opera Company while
mi a visit to Minneapolis.    With that
eipera   company   on   that     night     was
Andreas Dippel, who recognized the
genius   which  lay   in   Pruitt, anel  who
awoke Pruitt i" thc re illsation thai
hi- voice was iit feer better things than
soothing cattle ��� n an obscure western
Another  attraction   is   Ben   Deely
and Companyi who, assisted bj Mam
Wayne, presents "The New Bell
lie.y" This is an excellently proportioned act consisting of -"ngs ami
e imedy Me Deely is a writer of
popular se,ngs ami renders seeme of
in- own composition,
An athletic  feature  which is    ev.
Chief Bramwell Honored
Al  St  Mar)'-  Vicarage, the  Rev.
Owen and Mr-. Bulkeley htlel a re-
cepiiem in honor of Chief of Police
Bramwell. who has recently been appointed chief of police for the municipality of South Vancouver. A large
number of the church e.fTiri;.!- and
oilier   prominent   parishoneri   of   St
Marys    were    pre-ent.       Rev        Owen
Butkelej congratulated Chief Bramwell. and -peiki m eulogistic terms e.i
lln   chief,   iieeih  Si   a   man   .'11111   si   an
officer ol thi law Magistrate John-
ion e,f  the  South   Vancouver   Police
Court gave I -Inert aelelres., in which
In expressed .�� high opinion oi the
present chief and hi- predecessor, Mr
Jack-mi     Mr.  Yatei slso gave a brief
address, expressing hit pleasure at
tin  honor done a fellow parishioner
Mi-- Dcnch, court stenographer of
Seeiiih Vane.uner Police C'eiirt. spoke
on behalf of the laelies present, and
expressed their pleasure at Chief
BrsmweH'i promotion. In replying
Chief Bramwell thanked his host anel
h"-ie -s. and expressed his appreciation of iheir geaui wishes and congratulations. Rev. Mr. Bulkley presented Chief Bramwell with a very
handsome hammered brass cigar tray
as a token ot Iiis esteem. Among
theese present were Rev. Owen and
Mr-. Bulkeley, Chief and Mrs. Bramwell, Mrs. Florence James. Mr. and
Mrs. J. N'.irburv. Miss Clear. Mrs.
Grieves, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Mill,.
Mrs, and Miss Dench. Mr. and Mrs.
H. H. Parker. Mr. F.ccle-ton. Mr and
Mrs. J. Yates. Mr. and Mrs. T. Fitch,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Jacquot, Mr. and
Mrs. Messenger, Magistrate and Mrs.
T. F. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Christian. Mr. and Mrs. Arnott, Mr and
Mrs. J. (',. Campbell. Mr and Mr-. C.
Walter-. Mr. and Mrs. Groat and Mr.
anil Mrs. Brertem.
Phone Sey. 318
Granviixe Street
Week of March  lb
Lai  Star e,f the  Metropolitan  Opera
Company and of Covent Garden
lill.I. PRUITT
Th.   Cowboy   Caruso
BEN   DEELY   &  CO,
Pre-  in-
"The New Bell  Boy"
Other   Big  S.   &   C.   Acts
Unaquallad      Vauetevilla      Meant      Pantaf**
E. D. GRAHAM, Resident Man.
Phone Seymour 3046
Three times daily, 2.45. 7.20 and 9.1S
Week of March  16
10���Capt.     Jack's     Polar     Bears���10
The  wonder of  Wonders
Phill       Lew       Tom
A     trio     of     funmakers     with     new
"From the Reesary to Ragtime"
Other   Big  Attractions
Prices, Matinees, 15c; Night, 15 and
25c.   Box Seats. 50 cents
The noted baritone,  heading  the bill
at   the   Orpheum   next   week
Nurses For Collingwood
The King-way branch of lhe South
Vancouver Victorian Order 'if Nurses, which has recently been formed,
has secured the services of a nurse
who will commence her duties een
March 16. Very comfortable quarters have been procured for her with
Mrs. Ormison, Fairmont Street, between   Earls   Road   and   Collingw 1
West; this location being central for
the district to be covered. An infor-
mal reception will be held to welcome
the' nurse "n March 16 at the above
address and any ladies interested in
tin' work will he welcome. Tlle new
branch is endeavoring to secure as
many members as possible to carry
on  the work.
FOR SALE���A Silver-laced White
Wyandotte cockerill. Apply at
5809  Ontario  St.,  South.
FOR SALE.���Prize Winning Barred
Rock Setting Eggs. $2.50 a Setting.
���J. Johnson, 5805 Ontario Street.
��� if the
livened with chatter is staged by Morgan and Rice, who present their act
with assurance. Keno Walsh and
Melrose have a line of original acrobatic stunts which they put through
with speed and precision. Their
makeup is eccentric ami their work
of lhe same class, A sketch by Willard Mack and entitled, "Who I- She"
Is a comedy playlet abounding in
comic and ludicrous situations, which
are handled by Je seph Barnard ami
Hazel Harrington. Another acl is
'played   by   the   Stanley   Brothers.
Echo of the Robinscn Affair
The council decided this week
to take legal proceedings in connection with tlle mortgage against the
properties of ex-Councillor Robinson
levied in connection with the recent
school board and municipal investigation.
A London poet ha- written
great metropolis a- "the- darke
city" anil alluded���nol without gened
reason��� in "all il- noise anil smoke."
London will be brighter and cleaner
and quieter soon. The London municipalities are going to "bulk tlle
juice" and sell it al 4 cent- pet unit
feir lighting and one cent per unit for
power. South Vancouver consumers
work  this out. and then  think!
*        +       e|e
When the King anil Queen visited
ihe Y. M. C. A. iu London, almeest the
first thing to attract the Queen's ti"-
tice was the following verse hung in
the secretary's office .
"It   is  easy  enough   t.i  be   pleasant.
When  life Hows along like a  song
But the man worth while is the man
who  will  smile.
When      everything      goes      elead
"That is a very good sentiment."
said the Queen to the King anil
Prince   Albert.
"Capital." said the King. "It reminds me of Ihe lirsl rule in tlie navy.
'Always keep yeeitr hair een.'"
Burnaby Nurses
Much success was reported in lhe
work of the Burnaby branch of the
Victorian Order eef Nurses at their
quarterly meeting, held in the More-
ton  Hall.  Edmonds.
The secretary's report showed that
the teeial receipts for the i|uarter
iwere $951.65, nearly half "f this
amount being proceeds from the
house-to-house collections by the 191?
members of the board. The organization ha- $519.95 in cash at the bank.
The sum eif $69 wa- realized from
catering te. tlle municipal staff dinner. Various amounts have been c<>n-
tributeel tei the funds by other societies The board has done a lot of
work in alleviating, to senile degree,
the large amount oi distress during
tin- winter ami a relief fund was
opened, called the V. O. O. Nurses'
Burnaby Relief Fund, the objects
being the collection "f funds, ordering e.f supplies and supervising the
distribution of necessities to needy
cases in  Burnaby.
Nurse Mullan has left this branch
of the order anil her ehtties have been
taken over by Nurse Payne. Nurse
Colhoun has resigned anel her place
will  he  taken   by   Nurse   Young.
A  copy of the above verse should
iie   hung   in   lhe   Municipal    Hall   eef
Semth  Vancouver.
Speeding  on   Kingsway
The coming of spring has led to
an increase in the number eif "joyriders" using Kingsway apparently as
a race c";i:'��r. a ci rding tee Councillor Rutledge. who asked the Council
to put a stop to -pee.bug on tlie newly-paved thoroughfare. A small car
belonging tei the Fire Department
will be used for inspection purposes
<ni Kingsway. It will also be used
io pursue automobiles that go tem
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q Concrete is recognized as tbe
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<J 'Phe discovery of a satisfactory concrete wearing surface
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a Granitoid paving pays the
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We Have Satisfied Ourselves
that the public can be convinced by clean and legitimate advertising.
We were and are the only Undertakers who could advertise a complete funeral for $55.00, including liurial Case, trimmed complete
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Cor. Eighth and Main Street. Phone Fair. 189
Commodious Chapel Free to All Patrons
Formerly Center 4 Hanna's  Branch
Owing to the mistake of the Telephone Company in not getting
our name changed, it will be found   as    Center    &    Hanna,    Mount
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History of South Vancouver's
Water Supply
Told by Mr. Mullett
The   Ex-Superintendent   of  the  South Vancouver Water Department
Tells the History of the Attempts to Provide South Vancouver
With Water
Tlu- story eef thc Seititlt Vancouver
water   supply   is  told  as   follows:
The' planning and inauguration eef
.1   waterworks   system   which   in   less
I than live years urew from nothing to
I a   revenue  producing  concern   which,
lien  a  capital  expenditure  of $831,724,
brought  inti' the municipal  funds last
I year $80,085 in cash, anil $11,407 water
I rates outstanding, is in brief, thc rec-
! ord of  Water  Superintendent Joseph
Mullett,   who   last  week   severed   his
association   with   the   South   Vancou-
\er  waterworks  system.
During last summer an agitation
was started about thc imposition of
a water sprinkling tax, and incidentally the system of municip*aT, \vells,j
which Mr .Mullett inaugu-ai'ci WVs'
severely criticised.. It,', was' aljegfd
that money had; been Wasted on the
wells and the.- system generally''-was'
condemned, both on public platforms
and in the press. This criticism, Mr.
Mullett contends was not justified
by   facts.
Shortlv after Mr. Gold's election to
the council one of thc men who had
taken an active part in the agitation
igainst the water system, Mr. J.
Armishaw and Mr. Murray were engaged by the council to ascertain {he
'eptb of thc WVji'ls bored under the
supervision of Ak^.yitllett. A few
eeks later CotPnSk^. Cold proposed that Mr. Mullett .'be dismissed,
Councillor ^utktigc opposed on the
ground that the investigations of the
men engaged die! not warrant Councillor Gold's propr.-al: but his opposition failed to | invent the motion
being carried, and Mr Mullett, inconsequence, severed his connection
with South Vancouver.
e��       S       Sr
Mr. Mullett says that when he came
to South Vancouver in October 19Q9,
the municipality did not poscss a
single tool "or any material required
to inaugurate a water system.
"I understand that prior to my appointment there had been some agitation in South Vancouver for a water
supply system in consequence of thc
prevalence of fevers of various kinds,
which it was alleged wcre the result
of drinking contaminated water from
private wells," said Mr. Mullett, "and
a bylaw had been passed authorizing
the purchase ot wooden pipes, made
locally, feer mains. Had I been in
the employ of the municipality before that bylaw was submitted to the
ratepayers I should certainly have
recommended steel water pipes,
which would have been much less
expensive. Rpt the ratepayers were
anxious to get a water supply system
installed as quickly as possible and
to prevent a delay of six to nine
months, which would have occurred
if the council had decided upon steel
pipes, we went ahead laying wooden
* *    +
"In about eight months wc put in
70 miles of pipes, in spite eif a strike
amoUB the workmen which caused a
suspension of work when many of the
pipes were lying exposed to the sun
and weather. This caused a good deal
of trouble later. Another thing
which caused trouble was thc fact that
during the day the water mains
throughout lhe municipality were
empty. I had been given to understand that there would be an ample
supply of water from Vancouver; but
when we got the system started we
found that we could only get water
from Vancouver during the night.
We' got no water during the day, but
al night we got a pressure of 50 or 70
pounds. Tbe result was that, as thc
pipe- wcre full of air during the diay,
when the water rushed into the pipes
at night water-hammering occurred
which causcil leaks. This result
would have been thc same if lhe pipes
had been steel or cast iron, under
similar conditions.
Conditions in 1910
"In order to get water in 1910, we
drilled wells in the municipal hall
grounds which have supplied water
down to the present time. Many
thousands of dollars came out of
those wells and the council was encouraged to try to obtain water by
thc same means at Central Park, for
the Collingwood district. Wc drilled
ewo wells there and got plenty of
water; but it was discolored and not
fit for domestic use. Wc then gave
a contract to Mr. Clarke, but unfortunately he met with quicksands which
filled both the wells he drilled, and
as he was unable to get down to the
depth he had' contracted for he was
not paid for his work.
* *   *
"Another contract was let to a man
who drilled two wells at Central Park.
These, however, proved to be useless.
We also went to the C. P. R. officials and obtained permission to utilize the natural springs on the C. P.
R. property in the neighborhood of
Forty-ninth Avenue and Ontario
Street. We sank two wells and began
to operate them in April 1912. Later
we sank other wells there which altogether have supplied South Vancouver with 720,000 gallons per day.
* *   ��
The council employed Mr. Zimmerman to locate water. This he did
on property at the corner of Victoria
Road and Forty-fourth Avenue. He
stated that there was a great volume
of water there and we bored a well
to a depth of 503 feet, under contract,
and another well was bored by day
labor and our own machine.
"The depth of the Victoria Road
well was questioned by Mr. Gold. The
original depth can readily be ascertained, however, from the men who
were present when the tests were
made. Those men are all willing to
make an affidavit that the depth at
that time was 503 feet. Since thc
wells gave out, sand and gravel naturally accumulated in the bottom and
een the ledges of the 12-inch casing
so that it is neew quite impossible to
ascertain the original depth by the
methods employed by the nun engaged  by  thc  council.
Yield of Victoria Road Wells
"For a period of ten months thc
Victoria Road wells yielded 200,000
gallons of water a day and the municipality obtained a handsome profit
ovW the cost 6f operating and drilling. This water, with thc great quantity we were obtaining from the C
P.- R. springs, ended our troubles so
f.l'r 'as 'sdpjdy. was'concerned and the
dayS'.of'water famine in South Van-
eoul-ef. were river. Thc tanks at the
municipal hall were kept full and no
���further leaks occurred from thc wooden   pipes.
et       *      *
"Last year the council made an
agreement with Burnaby for a supply
of water for thc higher levels; but it
is unlikely that Burnaby will be able
to continue to supply South Vancouver for any great length of time beyond the life of thc agreement, which
was for one year.
*     *     Sr
"The council has been criticised,"
says Mr. Mullett, "feir not obtaining
water direct from Seymi/tir Creek.
Thc trouble there was that, by the
formation of a separate municipality
for Point Grcv. South Vancouver lost
a record of 150 miners' inches of
water and was left with a record of
150 inches only. This small record
did not warrant thc council in going
to the great expense of putting down
a main across the Inlet, and for two
years Reeve Kerr and myself tried
to get an increase in our record. Last
year we succeeded in inducing the
provincial authorities to give South
Vancouver an additional record of
400 miners' inches which were deducted from North Vancouver's record of
eS00 inches. That additional record is
worth very many thousands of dollars to South Vancouver and the
council will be justified now in preparing for an independent supply
from Seymour Creek or in coming
to some agreement with Vancouver
for a joint supply.
"In this connection I may say that
in laying out thc system of mains I
have made provision for immediately
connecting up either with the Vancouver mains or with a pipe line from
Seymour Creek, so that in the event
of annexation to the city no difficulty will be experienced in connecting
thc two systems.
Worked Day and Night
The people of South Vancouver do
not, I think, realize thc work and
worry which thc inauguration of thc
water system imposed, not only on
the employees of thc water department, but also on the reeve and council. During tbe early days of thc
System Reeve Pound and myself work-
both day and night. It was not unusual for us to put in 18 and 20 hours
a day. During the second year we
put down steel pipes; but the real
cause of thc leakages was the empty
pipes  in  the day time.
"To give the ratepayers of South
Vancouver..an .Jdea_...of-Uit .value���of
the municipal wells I may say that
thc wcljs have yielded a net profit to
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Offices :  Sltt Avenue and Frater Street.    Phone : Frater 36.
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Betty's Brougham B* Dorothy D0ugi..
English  as  she  is  Spoken
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Wood Block
David Graham had lost many
nights of sleep pondering over the
decision of a suitable and useful gift
(eir Celeste
The brief advertisement in the
morning paper, which his roaming
eyel caught, was almost as an inspiration  from the sky.
"Electric brougham for sale. Newly upholstered in gray. Most suitable f.er lady. Immediate sale, $1,500;
li   Lane, 009 Hamilton  Street."
"The very thing," commented Graham, with a relieved smile, "And since
it is a lady's brougham it will no
doubt have all the equipment necessary, I will go up today and have a
look  at  it."
He reflected that befure the prcsen-
tation e.f the gift to Celeste at Christmas, she would have consented to
become his wife. Graham intended
tei ask Iter the' momentous question
on   the  first propitious  occasion.
Late in thc 8tternoon hi went to
the addrett mentioned in the advertisement, If the brougham should
prove  satisfactory,  Graham  intended
"Veeit'll get run in," -aiel :e pedestrian io a wheelman without a light
"You'll get run Into," savagely rein unaccustomed thrill .[ power.: ..ponded the cyclist ad Ih Knocked the
Evidently the golden shaft of attrac-1pedestrian down.
Hon had darted between them. "There     "Youi!  gel   run   in,  tool"  laid  a
is a small farm out In central Iowa policeman   stepping   irom   behind  a
that   has   been    he.lehtig   e,ut    waiting I tree.
arms  to  ever _sin.e   1   slipped   away      .\,���|   ;���,,   then   another   scorched
jn-t    tnen   aneetlier
came  along  without  a   light,  so  thc
policeman ran in two.
*   *   *
In  the  Semi-finals
She was an unsophisticated damsel,
and it was with a bashful air that she
sidled  up   to  the   necktie   counter  in
the outfitting stores.
"I want a tic for my young man,"
she said to the polite assistant. "Something appnepriatc to his taste; he's
a  keen   footballer,  you  know."
"Perhaps ye.u  can   tell  me  liis club
colors?" stisgcsteel the salesman.
"Sorry," was the maiden's answer,
treasure baek .  In  that  hope Graham  but   I   really   forget   them."
wanted it left as she had used it. Then an idea of dazzling brilliance
Sometimes when his chauffeur was seized her.
not about Graham would lift the ean-i    "Just the thing," lhe cooed, ecsta-
vaa anel  look  with  swiftly increased tically.   Show  mc    lome    semi-final
emotion at the girl's dainty equipage, ties, please."
from Its lure.    I leave in the me,ming
Shc lifted brave eyes te, Graham's
face. "Please care for my dear broug-
ham���I  care  very  much  for  it."
When he hael left her Graham felt
peculiarly depressed. He attributed
the unusual mood to the girl's own
reflected se.mew. He had the gray
brougham put carefully in his garage
and covered with double canvases.
When he would have had the B. L.
that was delicately engraved on the
panel of the door removed he found
himself unable t.e do see. There
might have; been a vague feeling that
Betty Lane would one day want he
te   hive it sent t" his garage and left Once when  he  stepped within  it  h
there  until  thc  Christmas  holidays,    seemed conscious e.f a lingering frag- I
Upon reaching 009 he was surprised j ranee.   There was a faded r..sc lying
that   eene   whee   owned     an     electric   'en   the   tiny   gray   rug.     Graham   .lid
brougham weenM live in so poor a
"Reduced circumstances," he concluded, ami dropped the grotesque
knocker that seemed oddly "tit "f
place on the shabby door.
The girl whe, answered was pale,
slim, and unspeakably wistful. Graham was suddenly aware of an ache
in his throat, lie did not know exactly why
neit touch the Sower, though some
strange longing arose within him to
take it up and touch it with his lingers.
He Wondered whether or not the
girl had worn the flower beneath the
soft curve of her chin. Celeste was
forgotten.     He   rejoiced   that   he   had
heard a rumor of he
She Didn't Know Sheep
"Xow, Tony, if there were nineteen sheep in a field and seven jumped
over a wall, how many weeiild be
"None, Miss Stowe." "But there
were nineteen sheep anel seven jump-
de over the wall."
"Well, Miss Stowe, I think I know
what you mean; but, really. Miss
Stowe. you may know arithmetic, but
r engagement  to  you don't know sheep.'
"I   have  c
It was when such tin night crept in- |
omc   In   regard   to   this," i to   his   mind   that   Graham   trieel
i      i   i._i.i    _...   .1.-   ���!:.. ' ... :......    ui if   .i.   .    i,   ..   .
Graham said, and held out thc slip
from  the morning paper.
"Won't you come in?" the girl suggested, in a voice from which all the
gladness had gone.
Graham went inside and stood
awkwardly, scarcely knowing how co
continue his strange errand. He real-
jze<l,then that in the girl's entire
make-up there was no hint of color,
that she was suffering a loss that had
wrung cverv drop of happiness freim
her life. Graham was not used to
sadness. Jt affected him perhaps the
more  poignantly.
"My���brougham is in thc garage
at the corner of the street." she told
him.   "If you care to look at it before
 "    She could  not  go een and  the
smile that struggled in her lips was
more heartbreaking than a burst of
tears would have been.
"I do want to sec it." Graham said An American View of Co Roads
epnckly.     lie  was   fearful   of  snatch- ' ,
ing the frail figure in his arms to try ! Ul,r Country is a country ..I mud.
to comfort hcr. Stranger though lie I<Jt,r roa;ls are n" ri,ads. They are
was. his arms ached with purely svm-ir��lse holes, stones, sand���disgraces,
pathetic longing t.i give some kind : !-)llr ����-caIled, badly miscalled roads
of s.ilacc to this lone sufferer. The |impover sh our farms, send our tarm-
feeling was not that which prompted Iers tfl 'he city, keen .iur children ig-
him t.. lake Celeste in his arms. "I I norant, put onr girls on the streets
am looking for just such a one as you lfl 8|arch "' the pleasure they can-
describe" ""'     ul ,n ,lu' notation eei the farm.
He went out and followed the di- cut r,ft" fr"'" human intercourse by
rection of her glance. The small r|"��n of impassable roads. Onr
brougham he found there was an ex- children cannot jjo to school when
quisite   example   of  luxury.    Every   the roads are bad.   Only when rural
modern   equipment   fe.r   a   dainty  WO-  roads are good are rural sell..,.Is well
man's  comfort  was  there.    Graham attended    We have the greatest rail
. to
convince himself that Hetty's sentiment over the car had prompted his
own romantic feelings. -And yet.
deep underneath it all, he knew that
he would give a tremendous amount
of his worldly goods to see Betty
smiling within her brougham. He
knew also that hc. and no other man.
would be beside her. She would have
a slender band of gold on her left
hand, and he, David Graham, would
have put it there.
The letter htat Betty received from
him, sent a warm rush of color to
her gradually pinkening cheeks and
a flutter of swift dreams to her heart.
"David Craliam loves me," she
whispered. "He loves me better than
anything in tlle world." It Seemed
to hcr as if that other person smiled
with  her.
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realized that only the hands of love
ceiuld have provided s.i dainty an
equipage. It would send Celeste into raptures of delight.
When the canvas covering had been
put back carefully on the brougham
Graham  returned  to  Betty Lane.  _      |
She   received   him   with   eyes   that :
strove to conceal their apprehension.       h(j      Q   rf       d9 h
That she was making a valiant ef- ||;u,)il]g  prjcMj  ,H.|U.r  profitf_tne,fc
fore, more money.    The wealth  of
fort to hide her emotion was
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One on the Tourist
s'posc if f should try to ride
machine I'd break my neck?"
a gawky-looking fellow, as he
looked at the bicycle against the lamppost.
"No, you wouldn't," replied the
bicyclist, winking at thc bystanders.
"It's thc easiest thing in the world
to do. Anybody can ride one of these
machines if he eenly thinks so."
"I want t.i know," exclaimed the
gawky young youth. "D'ye think I
could stay een it if I got onr"
"I  know you could."
"An' mak' er go?"
"Of  course."
"Don't you want to try it?"
And thc tourist in knickerbockers
winked slylv once more at the interested   spectators.
"How do you keep tiom fallin' off
th'.' thing?"
".Ul   vou   le.'IVC   tee   (lee is   tei   climb  On.
start it going, and keep going. Just
try it.    Here, get or.'
The gawky young man took hold
of the bicycle awkwardly, and trundled it out to the middle of the road.
"It isn't quite as good a eene as I've
got at home, hc said, as hc nn.tinted
it and started down the road at a rattling pace, "but I can follow directions���I can start it and keep going.
It's only four miles t.e the next town.
I'll be waiting you at the pump.
And the smart young tourist in his
knickerbockers trudged after him on
Phrenology and Palmistry
(Formerly of Montreal)
Over Harrison's Drug Store
Cor. Granville and Robson
Hours 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Can   supply  your  needs  at  right
(Right  at  Station)
i Continued
to  Graham.    She  feared his answer.
nation is the wealth of its population.
yet she knew  that her treasure must   Thc ,   Jf)n     f  t|u,      r of
go.     She  was   conscious Of a   '��    ^FrlnC('is   taon   tll   |)c     tne   'mo���
of  safety.    Something   told   her    hat    hrf(       ,    ,        poverty-stricken, and
liine w-ould not be r,,ugI,. �� J >.
ly   handled   If   Graham   should     pur- L    ^ ^    Am,  ^^ ,-^ ., ^
Ch"fw!!' thousand   is   not   te...   much l{T ^^f^lJ^^M^J0^*
for  it."  he told  her.    "Il  is  in  every
wav   suitable   for   my   needs.     It   is   9
gift   for   a   lady."   he   added,   thinking
she   might   bc 'interested   in   the   fate
of  hcr   car
"It   is   breaking   my   heart���to   dispose  "f  it,"   Hetty   founel  lier>clf telling   him.     "My     father"���her
trembled,  perilously  near  to
ing���"my   father   gave   it   to
in   proportion   I"   its   area,   than   any
..ilur country 'if the same or greater
size.     Has   France   rural   wealth   because    of    its    goeell    COadS,    ell'    has    il
gei.id reeads because fi il - thrifty peas-
mc;   it
It is, therefore, for us in tins country to look upon Prance not only as
a  good  example, but  as  the  example
of   the   'fulfillment   of   dreams.      We
cannot  solve  ..ur problem    in    any
the municipality over drilling and
operating of $61,10.1 up to February 15 last. Estimating the value of
the water at the same rate as South
Vancouver paid te. Vancouver City
for water. Ill cent- per 100 cubic feet,
the gross preelii on the water from lhe
wells amounted to $.si2.<W5. The total
cost   of   drilling   was   $20,891,   leaving
the net prolit mentioned.
*    *    *
"A g I deal e.f criticism had been
aimed at the Victoria Road wells in
-pile of 'lie fact that during the twelve
months from October 31, Wi2 to Oc
t..ber 22, 1913, they yielded 11,794.600
cubic feet of water, value $11.74'' The
cost of operating was $3608, leaving n
nel profit of $81,141.
Hamilton  Bros.
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Office Phone:    FRASER 19
Residence Phone:    FRASER 25
(Day or night)
C. T\ K. wells yielded a gross
if $78,105  an,I  a  net  profit  of
was  his  first  gilt   after  hc. had  matte 1 ((tj th      ;iS  i;rancc iias sulvt-d l$56,/H4  while   tlu-  wells  at   the  inuui
nr.     _�� I ...1     ,'. ...    i>aa re    . .   S ? ��. ���       i     i     ii     t ���    i i     i . . ������
his  money.    We  struggled  for  years j -crs  wjt]- ;my surety 0f succeSs.    Sh
���he and I."   She stopped,.seemingly builds   her   national   highways     first.
lost in a dear dream of the past. owns   them,   controls   them,   repairs
"And then?" urged Graham soft- \s},emi g|,e nas |,er departments���
ly. i her   divisions   ceirresponding   to   our
"Well���wc came to New York states'���build their eiwn roads as
fremi thc West on a trip we had j feeders of this system, connecting
planned   when   our   ship   shouhl   sail  with it. joining national road to con-
"   nccting   road.     Finally,   hcr   parishes
,, We had scarcely touched eastern
soil when a bad investment lost him
everything" She paused again, and
her eyes closed tightly.   "It was too
much for him���hc "    She brushed
her eyes swiftly. "I must sell everything I have," she finished with a
bravely   attempted   smile.  .
Graham's natural impulse was to
offer her the money for her brougham with the understanding that she
continue to use it., He knew, however, that the slim girhin her seimbre
clothes woidd refuse.his/Offer. Something of pride in herjjearmg made
him-change his-w.orift.3p ,
"The only way.���I caa>be of service
to you is to purchase tl}ftJ)i-ouKham,
he said gravely.   "I P��!p>ot ,lnform.
you that it will have iba^Eest of care.
"Thank you," BettjQnQdded. and
found no more words. ^ .
When'Graham came..$4 next day
for the ��r he noticed ��� thai the grotesque knocker had be^Jiaken from
the door * When he: agajn entered
the tiny cottage he saw. too, that all
or communes��� similar political diversions to our countries���build their
own roads, interlacing, connecting
|and binding together the whole into
one vast network of hard-surfaced
roads. . ...
cioa) hall have yielded a net profit
of $17,259 since they were first operated in April 1911, making a total
net profit of $61,193.
"According to a report recently
submitted to the council 1 estimate
that, omitting the Victoria Road
wells, the municipality is deriving an
annual net profit from the municipal
wells of $37,516. These ligures were
compiled from the daily records of
pumpings, and that they arc not fictitious figures is. I think, proved by the!
fact, as shown in the annual financial
statement, that in 1911 we paid to
Vanoouger for water $32,764 and co
main- through Mr Edward Gold's
propert) on Main Street. Mr. Gold
claimed at that tune that as a ratepayer he was entitled to have the
main- put In but, a- I pointed out to
the council, we ��e -re inund.i ted with
applications for water services from
residents while upon Mr Gold's property there wer. no lueiiscs; con
qtiently any money expended In laying main- through the property
would be unproductive, possibly for
years whereas the municipality won!"!
be paying inter.-: ..n the capital expended,
"That I was Justified in refusing
to put the main- through the .'...1.1
property Is, 1 think, proved by '.be
fact that at the pre. sent time the pro-
perty is still unoccupied and if watei
mains hael been pul in when Mr. Gold
wanted them in 1911 thev would have
pr..duced absolutely no revenue to
pay the interest on capital expenditure. My refusal to carry out Mi.
Gold's wishes at that time is, I believe, the real reason for my dismissal.
Where Slang was Unfortunate
The bride was overwhelmingly
pleased with the progress she was
making in cooking, and Hubby was
always so encouraging and, so kind
in making' excuses?'if by-any chaitA
she did make a little mistake when
guests were present. This same
opinion of her forbearing, husband
might have continued indefinitely' had
she not inadvertently made use of a
bit of slang. ,.       ...
.... , ..'. ll -I.VJ   el.       .    |
Noticing that Harry was a trine
downcast when the dinner was about
half over she;e*ctfiined gajjls: "Cheer
up. Harry, th* .w4rst Is y>t .tV^otfie1.*
Her   husband   glanced   up   quickly"
oreparations   fpr   impiediate   removal  and ,with a despairing glance inquired
had bee" made.'1 The 'knefwiedge gav* ''What! Jiai.e-.you-made a pie."
lected $34,519.    Last year wc paid to
Vancouver  and   Burnabv  $17,498 and
llectcd   $80,085   in   cash   with   over
$11,000  water   rates  outstanding.
*      *      ek
The number of services in 1911 was
4760 and in ,1913, 8822;: ,sq that with"
almost double the numWr of services
wc paid $15,266 less for water and
collected $45,565 more. I think those
figures speak for themselves as showing the value of the municipal wells
which have been so much criticised."
Had  Refused  Gold's  Request
Questioned why he had been dis-
niissed, Mr,, Mullett said: i"! can not
���aTtotfnt for niy dismissal' except'on
(He assumption that iji 1911 when
we installed 2753 services to dwelling   hoSMM   I   refused--to  put'-water
"I may say that during 36 years 1
have occupied only three positions.
For ten years I was with an engineering firm in England; then for
seime years I was in the employ of
the company which supplied the City
of Xanainio with water until the city
Jeiok over the system, and afterwards
1 iw;as. superintendent of the water dc-
parthient, 'iri,,tl)'c employ of the City
Council. Tw-ai at Nanaimo 21 years
in all'aiidlctt''there to come to South
Vancouver in the.-fall of 1909. I think
I.may saWljr .say that during the
whole' eif .jhe time, I .served 'under
Reeve Pound and JRirevV'Kerr my services gave satisfaction, and it was not
until Mr. Gold took office that any
trouble arose. F.ven then I was not
consulted in any way but I was dismissed without any explanation for
reason  being  giv^n-.'!... t ���.2, . +   .
t T.iGHT
SATURDAY,  MARCH   14,  1914
A Spring Flower Garden
Nature has endowed hcr early Spring fleewers with a delicacy of coloring and
swectneal e.f perfume which is withheld from lu-r more gorgeous subjects of Summer
.-iii.l Autumn. A beautiful spring gar.ten is a je.y to its possessor and a treat to all
who l.ehol.i it.
Nearly all these early Spring Bowtra are Perennials, an.l will stain! for years.
Wc grow these I.v llie tens ol tbouaandl. and ever, plant we senei ...il is a nie.del .'f
good cultivation ; all well sit with Mower bulls anil shall give a wealth eef lilei.mi in
a few weeks. ,    .
The following we rec.inimen.l for immeeliate planting:  " allll.iwers  en  six cli
varieties,   every   plaeel    ce.vereel with bloom liu.U. 50c per ele.a. ;  Aralels. single anel
anel  variegated;   Primrose*,   Polyanthus.  Cowallpa,  Auriculas.  Old
V ..I.e..    Pan-.is.    Perennial   Candy   Tufts,   Annerias.     Poronicuin..
These   may all be hail al  11.00 per eloien.
Por   oilier   an.l   also   rarer   llai.ly   Spring   Howers   see  our   Catalogue,   or   better,
aid s.e our Nurseries at Koyal anel let us show you them.
Catalogue'mailed free on application
Office���710   Dominion   Building. 207   Hastings   Street West. Phone   Seymour  5556
Store���2410  Granville  Street Phone   Bayview   1926
Greenhouuf ami   Nuneritfl at  Royal on   IU'.   Klectric Railway.  Khurnr  Line, about
twu  miles   south   of the City   limit-*. Photic   Klmrnc 4i.
Ion lik-
Double Daisies,
i'nmtila-.     etc.
International Importing  Company
Bottlers of Cascade, B.C. Export and Bohemian
Free Delivery to Your 3oor in South Vancouver every Thursday
Phone Seymour 1951
Box and Basket Plants
Box   and   Basket   Plants
A great many people do not care
to cut up their lawns into flower beds,
preferring to grow their flowers in
boxes and hanging baskets. The
baskets are usually suspended about
the p��rcb and the boxes dotted here
and then over the lawn. Frequently
you will find a basket on the top of
each gate post, and though landscape
.architect) may tell us that these boxes
���nless used very sparingly, are apt
tei produce a cluttery effect, we always recognize an air of hospitality
about a home surrounded by flowers.
In choosing plants for hanging baskets, porch boxes or any other receptacle, like a gipsy kettle or a hollow tree trunk, we must plant, not
what we like altogether or what we
think pretty, but what we know will
grow. Varieties must be chosen that
will withstand drought occasionally,
for the plants generally require much
more water than they receive. A
great many plants, even if they withstand the drought, are subject to attacks from insects and iu such cases
are  utterly  unfit   feir  box  planting.
Plants in hanging baskets should
have a soil composed of good loam,
manure and sand, say half soil and
the balance of well-rotted manure and
sand in equal proportions. The whole
slinuld be thoroughly pulverized and
mixed  together  before  using.
So many women make one mistake
when they plant Iheir boxes and baskets���they put several varieties in
each. There are two good reasons
why this is a mistake : First, the
effect is not nearly sn artistic; and
second, unless the receptacle is very I
large there is not sufficient root room
to sustain in full vigeir a variety of
strong  growing  plants  or  vines.
The Othonna crassifolia, commonly
called the pickle plant, is a very rapid-
growing trailing vine that is easily
grown, and i�� one of the most satisfactory plants that can be used for
hanging baskets. It is especially desirable from the fact that it will nourish wilh little moisture and is seldom
attacked by insect pests of any kind.
Othonna after it is well started re-
i|uires little care beyond watering. A
well-grown specimen will drop down
irom a basket for several feet and is
really a very effective decoration.
Effective Contrasts
Ithonna is as easily propagated as
it i.s grown. Simply cut off a bunch
.f shoots, plant them in a pot and
keep thein shaded for a few days and
ihey will start at once to grow. The
individual (lower is not very striking,
much resembling a small yellow daisy,
but when borne in large quantities, as
is usually the case in well-established
plants, the contrast with the peculiar
foliage is very unusual and beautiful.
Scda in variety are easily grown
and also make effective basket or box
plants. Sedum Sieboldii has thick,
fleshy leaves, grows upright and is
especially adapted for use as a centerpiece. The Seda, like Othonna,
will   not  be     injured    by     protracted
plant,   producing
like runners, with new plants sinew-j
ing every few inches. The foliage is
rnund and the surface quite woolly.
The main plants will send up tall
spike- of flimsy white blossom I, which
are not particularly pretty, and, as
flowering always kills the main creiwn,
lhe Rower buds should be picked off
as loon as they can be seen. The
main reason for recommending the
saxifrage is on account of its being
sn easily grown. It likes plenty nf
water and can stand pretty cool
Parlor ivy. or Senecio icandeni,
common tee every collection of plants,
will greiw ill banging baskets, but in
a very sunny location is liable to be
infested with aphis or green lly. To
prevent Ihis sprinkle the foliage frequently wilh water and then shake
tobacco dust  on  it.
All varieties of nasturtium! are
pretty feir box planting, as are all
geraniums, but they, like all (lowering
plants, require an abundance of sun,
and when planted in a box require a
few trailing vines about the outer
edge  tn  make   ihcm  more  effective.
strawberry-1 DESPERATE FIGHT
Insane Man Captured
After a desperate struggle in which
P. C. Edwards, of tin- South Vancouver fierce, and three citizens were en-
gageel. a desperate maniac was sub-
dtieel after be had run amuck em Vic
tenia Road e,n Saturday night. Hi
was taken lo the jail, where he raved
throtigheitit tlle night and became sn
frantic near morning thai he attempted t>> 'I.nli his brains out by hurling
himself againsl  lhe bars nf his cell.
He was taken In New Westminster
and Confined in the asylum early on
Sunday morning, with Dr. Murphy
ill  charge.
droughts and lack of attention, which
conditions are liable to fall to the
lot of a hanging basket, which suspended in a sunny location will dry
out  very  rapidly.
Tradescantiae are plants that grow-
easily and are desirable for basket
culture. All tradescantiae will grow-
rapidly. There are several sorts in
general cultivation. Tradescantia
zebrina, the dark striped-leaved variety. Tradescantia tricolor is similar
to zebrina, but with the addition of
a beautiful pink stripe lengthwise of
each leaf. Tradescantia tricolor, being a chance sport, is apt to go back
to the original; be careful tei watch
it and pinch out every shoot that is
not of the proper color. In this way
only can it be kept true.
Lysimachia nunimularia, or moneywort, or better known as Wandering Jew, is a weed that soon plays
havoc with a grass plat. It, however,
is one of the most desirable little
plants for a hanging basket. It will
droop for several feet and never be
troubled with insects. Of course you
must be careful to keep it from gaining a foothold about your lawn.
Never let even a flower come into
contact with your grass in even tlle
remotest way. To have a basket of
this charming little trailer plant a
bunch of the tops in the centre of the
basket, keep them wet and they will
at  once  start  tee grow.
Shade-loving   Varieties
The Vinca minor, or the common
evergreen periwinkle, makes a very
geenel plant for draping about the side
of a box or tree trunk in which yeeu
have planted other plants. Its fol-
iags, being a dark green, makes it
very effective when planted with scarlet geraniums. A hollow tree trunk
filled in with earth in which are planted General Grant geraniums, surrounded with Vinca minor, is worthy
of a place of prominence iu any lawn.
The Vinca variegata is also pleasing
for edging porch boxes, or in fact,
any place where a drooping vine is
wanted. Any nf .these varieties will
grow   without   direct   sunlight.
Linaria cymbalaria, eir Kenilw.erth
ivy, is a very quaint and attractive
little trailing vine that grows readily
from seed. It bears a small pink
(lower, in form resembling a miniature Snapdragon, and is a very free
bloomer; It will dn best in a partially shaded position and should be kept
fairly wet. It is always dainty when
grown in quite small baskets.
Ivy geraniums make most desirable
box eer basket plants. Their foliage
is thick and heavy and in form resembles green ivy. They must be
greiw-n in the sun and when well established will flower beautifully.
There are many varieties of ivy geranium iii general cultivation, both
double and single flowering. They
are, however. Comparatively slow-
Saxifraga sarmenteisa, or Chinese
saxifrage, and known to many as turtle   geranium,   is   a   common   trailing
The Gardener's Calendar
This month offers the last opportunity of this season to spray for
scale with strong sprays. Use lime-
sulphur solution at  emce.
Plant deciduous trees and shrubs
ai soon as the ground will permit. If
the weather is bad when they are received keep them moist in the bales
or boxes until  ready to be set.
Put nitrite ol soda nn the asparagus and rhubarb beds as soon as the
snow has gone. The spring rains will
carry it to the roots.
Prune grapes, hardy roses, and by-
drageas before growth starts. Panic
lightly for many flowers; severely for
large blooms.
Remove the mulch from the bulb
beds as soon as it can be done, looking out for the shoots that may have
Started up, so as not to break them
Collingwood defeated    ihe    Cedar
Cottage Rangers ill the second division in a very fast game by one goal
to nil. Tlle feature of the game was
lhe line kicking and placing of tlle
Collingwood   backs.
11 will be remembered thai the Rev.
Copcland Howie���a distinguished
London preacher��� visited Vancouver
a little while ago. Here be met an
old friend, Mr. J. Francis llursill. On
his return to London Ile sent off a
fine parcel of books to the Colling-
weeeid   Library.
*    *    *
Mr. Deiman, of Central Park and
Mr. and Mrs. George, of Hurnaby,
were at the "Old timers'' outing to
New Collector Appointed
Mr. W. T. Riley was appointed col-
lector of the municipality by the council.    The  salary   was   placed  at  $100
a  month.
Central Park
In Central Park Presbyterian
Church on Thursday, 12th inst.. 8 p.m.
the Rev. Mr. Craig will give a special lecture entitled "The South American Indian, his habits and customs." Mr. Craig as a lecturer enjoys a reputation beyond the average and a packed audience is anticipated.    There will be special  music.
On Thursday evening, the 5th inst.,
the Kcv. R. C. Wilkinson was given
a very pleasant surprise party by the
Robson Memorial Epworth League.
Seventy young people gathered at
Rev. Wilkinson's home M 21st Avenue, ami with music, games and refreshments had a very merry time���
and mine were younger or merrier
than Rev. Wilkinson himself���who
is a great favorite with tbe young
 ��� �� ���
Westminster Presbyterian Football
Club travelled to Kerrisdale and met
the club of that name in a league
match een Saturday. The locals were
im match for tlle Presbyterians, the
latter never being stretched during
lhe whole game and won rather easily by 7 goals to'0. They hai also
two goals disallowed. The goal
scorers wcre Stephen, 3; R. Suttie, 3,
and   Sinylie   1.
The rivals, Westminster Presbyterians, and the Heavers (late Templars), meet on Saturday tirst in a
friendly game. After the Beavers'
guud show on Saturday against St,
Andrews, the 2nt\ league champions,
they are confident of winning easily,
but on Ihe present form of the Presbyterians they will have to travel the
wheelc 90 minutes to be on the right
side at the finish. The following tcun
will represent Westminster. Mare i,
D. Suttie, Dickson, McCallum, Dak-
ers, Gascoyne. Harper, R. Suttie,
Stephen, Smylie and Wilkie. Reserves���Basiren and McKay. The
Presbyterians have lost two goeed
players in Messrs. Newton and Adair,
who have left the city. Mr. James
Harper has been appointed Captain
in place of Mr. Newton. The five
aside competition which the club was
to have held has been postponed for
a  week or two.
DAISY  D'AVRA, at the  Empress
Sow indoors or in the hotbed cabbages, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants
and a second sowing of those planted
in   February.
Sow any of the annuals intended
for planting out in the beds and borders. Start dahlias in pots. Make
the trenches for sweet peas.
"Ask the man who has one"
1136 HOMER STREET, VANCOUVER, B.C. Phone Sa��*pur 3230
d !'. '^\
EX-COUNCILLOR JOHN THIRD, who has been brought
Into the limelight recently
4131 MAIN ST.
I"   Illltlll   WORLD   little.
|X Ball V.
At the Collingwood Institute
March 17
Get Your Tickets Now
Franklin's Orcheatra
Day  or  Night  Phone,  Sey.  7653
520 RichardB St., Vancouver, B.C.
PUHLIC NOTICE is&rtftiy given, that
thc Court of Revision fop-'Wle above Muiei
ctpality will be held at tht Municipal Hall,
South Vancouver, an Wednesday, April 8th.
1914, at 10 a.m., a>he�� all complaints against
the Assessment Will be heard.
Any person having any complaint against
hm or her sAssessment, must give a written
notice thereof to the Assessor, stating his
or her grounds of complaint, at least ten
(10) clear days previous to the date oi the
sitting of Ihe Court Of Revision.
Dated this 6th day of March, 1*14,
P.O. Addreas, Box 1424,
South Hill P.O., B.C.


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