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��� A Half Million in 1917 ���       ^^ 1^^
Vol. 1, No. 30
Price 5 Cents
Reeve and Council will go
to People on Year's Record!
Councillor Elliott Alone Announces That He Will Not Contest
His Seat at the Approaching Election
All the present Council, with the
exception of Councillor Elliott, will
likely be in the field feer re-election at
the Municipal elections which will
be held on January 18 next. A statement was secured from Reeve Kerr
and the different Councillors this week,
and all, with the exception of Councillors Elliott! and Campbell, have
given a definite statement that they
will go before the ratepayers once
more. Councillor Campbell, too, may
go into the field, in fact, the probabilities are that he will contest his
scat again. He has yet to make a definite statement as to his intentions.
Some of the statements of the different members of the Council follow:
Reeve Kerr
"Once more I will come before the
electors. My past year's work is
known to all. If the ratepayers arc
satisfied with it and consider me
worthy to assume the reins of government for another year, I am willing
to take hold of them again. I have
always worked for the best interests
of the Municipality in the past, and
will continue to do so in thc future.
The issue is in thc hands of the ratepayers, to whose decision I will bow.
Later my policy will bc outlined. In
the meantime, effective administration
and purity of government have been
my motto with the present Council."
* *     ��
Councillor Elliott
"Positively I will not come back.
It is unfair to myself that my private
business should be any further neglected. Out of my six years here,
four have been devoted to public interests. It is time 1 had a rest. During the next summer the probability
is that I will visit Australia, thence
geeing lo Europe and returning via the
Trans-Siberian Railway. Should Municipal matters then be favorable, I
might return  te.  the Council."
* *    *
Councillor Third
The worthy Councillor of Ward
IV. will have to fight for his seat in
the next Council . His opponent, Mr.
Wiuram, has a hard fight before him.
Councillor Third is quite confident
he will emerge victorious at the elcc-
"The interests of the Municipality
as a whole have always had my best
attention," said the Councillor. "At
the same time 1 have always made it
a point lhat thc Ward represented by
me should get ils full share of improvement!; My ambitiun is to see
Main Street paved from Hastings
Street to the Fraser River, also to see
the public park on Little Mountain
laid out in an artistic manner���then
Ward IV as a residential section will
be second to none."
* *        ef
Councillor Thomas
"I have always enjoyed a good fight
and am spoiling for one now. Sure, 1
am going back to the Council, in spite
of any opposition that may be brought
against me. I have bad deputations
from two different wards wait upon
me, asking mc to represent them. The
probability is I will remain with my
old committee, as they are insistent
that I should remain with them, and
they arc the boys that know how to
put up a fight."
* *    4,
Councillor Campbell
Councillor Campbell will make no
decided statement as to his intentions.
Many of his friends have been urging
him to stand again for the Council,
and owing to the great pressure that
is being brought tee bear upon him it
is likely that within the very near
future he will give them a favorable
reply. Mr. Campbell's capabilities
have long since been recognized by
the ratepayers of the ward he represents.
* *    *
Councillor Robinson
Spencer Robinson will again be a
candidate for the Council in Ward 1.
Ilis friends are already working for
his re-election, and the fight in Ward
I promises to be one of the warmest
of the elections. The friends of Mr
Robinson state that he will be elected by a good majority, while thc opposition is very active.
Ex-Reeve W. A. Pound to
Stand on Annexation Platform
Definite Announcement by Ex-Reeve That He is in Field
for the Reeveship���An Authorized Statement
Ex-Reeve W.  A.  Pound, who announces definitely that he is in the
field for thc Chief Magistracy on an annexation  ticket.
South Vancouver's Position in
Financial Markets of World
How Efforts are Being Made to Force Annexation Upon this
Municipality���Some Interesting Facts and Figures
Ex-Reeve   Pound   Makes  Announcement to Ratepayers
A largely attended meeting of the
annexationists was held iu Staples
Hall, Fraser Avenue, on Wednesday
evening, with Mr. Fox in the chair.
Thc speakers included ex-Reeve
Pound, Mr. Gale, Mr. Broadhurst,
Mr. McNeish candidate for Ward III,
and Mr. Rawden candidate lor Ward
Ex-Reeve Pound, who made bis
lirst public announcement that be was
in the field again for the Recveship,
was tlie first speaker, and dealt mainly
with the financial question, while going over the past history of annexation. He outlined the difficulties the
solid sixty had to contend with on
their visit to Victoria, and how conditions had altered since then, explaining to the audience that at one
time he had been a strong incorpora-
lie-enist and that if his Incorporation
Bill had been carried, South Vancouver would have saved over two million dollars. Then, dealing with thc
broader question of finance, he explained the relative position of South
Vancouver  with   Vancouve.r    in     the
financial world.
Mr. Gale dealt with the matter of
sewage and water, also thc tram
franchise and transportation. Mr.
McNeish commented on the various
issues, whilst Mr. Rawden dealt with
the North Arm of the Fraser River.
Mr. Broadhurst being the last of thc
speakers, urged all his hearers to join
the Annexation League which had
first sprung up in Cedar Cottage, being an off-shoot of the Ratepayers'
Association from that quarter. The
speaker explained how negotiations
had first been opened by the present
Mayor Findlay of Vancouver, and by
a deputation from Cedar Cottage. He
then touched upon sewage and water,
also explaining that South Vancouver
was only getting 80 cents in the dollar for its bonds and paying 6'A per
cent, interest on the full dollar for
the 80 cents.
Mr. Kenneth Lamond asked if he
would be allowed to make a contradiction of the various speakers' misstatements.
Mr. Broadhurst said: "I paid for
"ie hall. I have the receipt of the
rent in my pocket. At the last meeting we did not get a square deal, and
���his is our meeting."
.After some discussion and a demand
made by the meeting, Mr. Gale eventually conceded that Mr. Lamond be
allowed five minutes, but that an Annexationist bc allowed 10 minutes
to reply to him. Mr. Lamond stated
that whether Annexationist or lucor-
porationist, they were all animated
with the same desire, namely, the best
interest of South Vancouver, lie appealed to the speakers to cut out the
misrepresentation of thc financial
position of South Vancouver, and
showed that South Vancouver was
points ahead of any other Municipality
in Canada. He also showed how the
present position had arisen, and quoted
figures from financial papers to show
it. The speaker also explained that
it was false to say that South Vancouver only got 80 cents on the dollar for its bonds and 6'/i per cent interest had to be paid on a dollar, not
on 80 cents.
"Why," said the speaker, "the law
of Canada, as laid down, will allow
no Municipality to pay more than 5
per cent, on its bonds, and as for 80
cents only being received, no persons
know belter than the previous speakers that the fiscal agents only promised to sell a certain amount, and
een the remaining balance they would
advance ��) per cent., and this is what
has been done."
The chairman would not allow Mr.
Lamond to proceed further. Ex-Reeve
Pound then replied to Mr. Lamond,
and acknowledged that Mr. Lamond's
figures were correct, but that owing
to the stringency of the market,
Municipal bonds were not selling. At
this stage various Incorporationist
speakers wanted to take a hand in the
meeting, but the chairman would not
allow it.
Communications of news items
for insertion in "The Chinook"
will be welcomed, and readers are
asked to mail or telephone (Fairmont 1874) items to this office.
Personal items and notices of
meetings and gatherings will be
particularly welcomed.
The financial position of South
Vancouver has unfortunately been
elraggcd to thc forefront in connection with thc annexation question.
\ Undoubtedly there is a stringency in
I tbe money market at present, and
Munii Ipal bonds have fallen to a lowet
point than they have ever done before. Whilst it is lo bc admitted that
at this juncture it will bfl well for the
Municipality to proceed along safe
I and cautious lines till such times as
the money market once more regains
its wonted buoyancy in Municipal investments, the high standard attained by the bonds of South Vancouver
'are such as to make every citizen who
desires to see the Municipality progressing feel proud. South Vancouver bonds at the present time only
pay 4 per cent., and arc quoted at 92.
They were as low as 90'J, but are
again on an upward move, having
gained \l/i per cent. If South Vancouver was to pay the 4j4 per cent..
the same as the other municipalities,
the following figures would show their
relative position:
South Vancouver      103.27)4
Regina       99.00
Ottawa        99.50
Calgary        98.00
City of Moose Jaw       98.00
Burnaby        96.00
Saskatoon         94 60
These figures should make every
South Vancouver man feel proud of
thc place in which he lives. South
; Vancouver stands head over shoulders
| above all the other Municipalities so
far as' her bond issues are concerned.
| Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver and
| Victoria, being incorporated cities,
lead South Vancouver by a few point!,
but once make South Vancouver an
; inceeporaled city and she will take
1 her position amongst tbe first class
ernes, and her securities will attain
as high a figure as either Vancouver
or Victoria.
The question might well bc asked
[ in view of a favorable showing, why
South Vancouver should bc placed in
such a peculiar position with her borrowing powers as she is at present?
This question is easily answered.
When the present fiscal agents were
appointed, the Municipal bond market
was in a high state of buoyancy. Sue.
cessful agents for Municipal bonds
easily found an absorbent market for
them. But from the time of the appointment till thc issue of the last
bonds, a stringency, so far as Municipal  bonds were  concerned,  had  set
Representations Are Made to the Provincial  Government
Opposition to the proposed annexation of South Vancouver by the City
of Vancouver is growing more marked, and several representatives have
been made to the Provincial Government by well-known incorporationists.
Their views have been laid before the
Government, and they are also arranging for an interview when they will
personally explain  their position.
Incorporation is supported most
strongly in Wards III and V on the
southern sections of thc Municipality,
while those districts immediately adjoining the city strongly favor annexation.
It has been pointed out to the attorney-general by those favoring incorporation, that for several years
they have been paying heavy taxes
without receiving any corresponding
benefit in the way of public improvements until recently when they began
to participate in the development of
the Municipality and to receive some
of those improvements they have
waited for so long.
This fact, they allege, is the cause
in in the British market, so that the
agents found they were unable to
place them at the figures quoted. This
occurred met eeiily with South Vancouver bonds, but with the bonds of
all the other Municipalities throughout Canada.
The   cause   of   this   non-absorption
of   Municipal  bonds  was  not  due  to
any scarcity of money in the market,
but was caused by those who were in
lhe   habit  of buying such   bemds  becoming   better   acquainted   with   the
purchasing power of money in Canada.
I The   flow   of   gold   to   Canada   from
J Europe has never ceased, but goes on
land <.n in an ever-broadening stream,
but those who guide this stream have
become  educated  to  the  fact  that a
Ite'ltcr percentage for iheir money can
[be    obtained   with   as   little   risk   as
i Municipal    bonds,    by    placing    the
money   in   first   class   mortgages   at
j 6, 7 anil eS per cent.
Fiscal agents now recognize that
the day has come when Municipalities
will pay a higher rate of interest for
loans than they have ever done. Many
of these fiscal agents hold hundreds
of thousands of dollars worth of bonds
in their own bands. They bought
them expecting to reap a rich harvest,
I but not being able to dispose of them
'before the altered conditions arose,
e they now sec that with the issuing of
la higher per cent, interest-bearing
[beinds, the beinds held by the fiscal
[agents will shrink in value, Fiscal
agents stand to lose a heavy sum of
money unless they can by sonic means
or other keep thc Municipalities from
putting thc higher rale of interest
bonds on the market till the 4 per
cent, bonds arc absorbed by Ihe investors. Hence fiscal agents can be
seen madly rushing about thc province and all over Canada trying to
frighten the various Municipalities.
There is no objection to them so doing, as it has a steadying effect on the
raising of money by-laws, bin tbe objection is that this question of
borrowing should be made the medium
to force annexation upon South Vancouver. Whether the fiscal agents
have used the pressure, or thc pressure has been used upon the fiscal
agents, is a matter of conjecture.
Those in favor of annexation say
that a loss will he sustained by the
fiscal agents if South Vancouver annexes to Vancouver, as other agents
handle Vancouver bonds. This is only
a mere dressing of thc bait put out.
One has to look deeper for the cause
of this scare.
Ex-Reeve W. A. Pound, who will go
into the field for the Reeveship, has
announced himself in favor of annexation tti Semth Vancouver by the
City of Vancouver. To a representative of "The Chinook" Mr. Pound
made the following statement on the
annexation   question:
"Three years ago when I introduced
to the electors of South Vancouver
a bill to incorporate as a city municipality, I did so for thc purpose
mainly of getting away from the District Municipal Clauses Act, which is
very cumbersome for a district the
size of South Vancouver. In speaking to the bill I told the electors that
annexation would come quicker under incorporation than in any other
way, and today I believe that by the
defeat of my bill the ratepayers
have lost, on a conservative estimate,
at least two millions of dollars, as wc
have yet to purchase all the park sites,
fire hall sites, and eether public
grounds for hospitals, etc., to say
nothing of the amounts of money that
have been lost in the sale of the biends
1 and the large amounts that have been
I expended in doing temporary work in
[jour waterworks, roads, and thc
amounts tbat will have to be spent in
tearing up the roads to install sewerage, gas, and permanent water
But, while I am satisfied that at
that time the people made a mistake,
and while circumstances have proved
that they did, 1 am just as satisfied
that to incorporate in a cily municipality at thc present time would
lie making just as big a mistake. It
is a foregone conclusion that in order
to maintain the prestige oi South Vancouver, wc must at a very early date
make some decided change, and I
would strongly advise the ratepayers
Iui" Seeiith Vancouver t" use every cf-
! fort in their peevecr to advance the
I movement fe.r the annexation of Souta
Vancouver and ili���- City of Vancouver,
We are wasting valuable time by delay, anel t., delay any longer, with the
money market in its present state, will
work very detrimentally not only to the
ratepayers of our Municipality! but it
is very questionable whether the
Municipality will be able this coming
year to dispose of their bonds, because, even if the money market does
I.,.iscn, it will take all tin- money that
twill be offering to absorb the biends
that are already on the market of the
different cities and districts of the
Dominion of Canada. If anybody has
watched the money market they will
readily sec that the market is overflowing with bonds and very few
"Then again it will be necessary, in
any event, to raise large sums eef
money for permanent pavement .jii
! thc trunk rejads and business streets
'of the Municipality, the installing of
sewers, water mains, etc., which will
run into the millions, and it seems a
shame thai even though we could dispose of eetir bonds we have to sell
them at five and six cents on the
dollar less than can bc obtained by
the City of Vancouver. Sei when we
look ai the question in a serious light
we must, eef necessity, come to the
conclusion that we must strain every
effort f'H the benefit of our workmen,
our ratepayers, and the future prosperity nf niir district tei reach an
agreement for annexation at the carli-
i si possible moment, and 1 feel satisfied tbat when thc seriousness of the
situation is presented to the Government they will give us legislation
at the coming session that will facilitate the vote.
Mr. J .B. Todrick or Mr. Merton Smith
to   Oppose   Spencer   Robinson
The fight for the Councillorship in
Wanl 1 is waxing warm. Mr. Spencer
Robinson, who represents the Ward
iu the Council at the present time, has
announced that he will enter tlie field
once more, and an opponent, will be
selected at a meeting to be held on
Wednesday night of next week.
Those Qpposed tee the present Councillor held a meeting on Wednesday
night of this week, when it was decided to lay over the selection of the
opponent until a meeting to be held
in Carleton Hall on Wednesday of next
week. '1 he names of J. B. Todrick
anil Merton Smith are mentioned, and
Ihe chances are that either one of
these men will enter the lists against
the present Councillor. Mr. Todrick
was Councillor for Ward I fe.r three
years, anel was only defeated al the
last election by Mr. Robinson b) a
slight  majority.
of the outcry on thc part of the portions immediately adjoining the city
which anticipate that their particular
districts will benefit most immediately
by annexation. This attitude, the incorporationists allege, is selfish to say
the least and they contend it is one
that thc Government should not countenance.
They will urge the Government,
therefore, not to consent to any
amendment of thc Municipal Clauses
Act which will enable the annexation
proposals to be carried without a SI
per cent vote of the registered property owners as required fty the act.
Mishap in Practice to No. 2 Fire Hall
While giving a practical demonstration to the firemen attached to No.
2 firehall, Cedar Cottage, to show how
persons may be safely assisted to
escape from a burning building when
all other means of exit but by way of
the roof have been cut off, Captain
Smith on Saturday afternoon received
serious injuries to his back.
In jumping into the net held by
several men he misjudged the centre
and was allowed to fall heavily to the
ground. Dr. Griffiths was summoned
and the injured man was conveyed to
his home.
 ���   tM   i	
Constable Hughes Will Refund
Police Constable Hughes whose
home was destroyed by fire recently
and who lost $72 of Municipal money,
being road taxes collected by him,
will refund the money to the Municipality at the rate of $10 per month.
The matter came up at a meeting of
the police committee on Wednesday,
when Chief Jackson stated that the
constable would repay at the rate given
above. After a discussion as to the
amount of money which thc constable
had in his possession at the time ot
thc fire, it was decided that not more
than $10 be retained by the constables
when  collecting road taxes.
Water Superintendent Presents Report of Analyst on Municipal Wells
A very satisfactory report was prc-
sented by Water Superintendent
Mullett iee ihe members of the Fire,
Light and Water Committee. Mr.
Mullett also presented a repeerl eel" the
analyst as to lhe quality of the water
Irenn the different wells in the Municipality. This report slated that ii
was a very high standard.
The attention of the committee was
drawn to thc expense to which the
department had been put through the
regrading of roads. Mr. Mullett asked
that the Council place to the credit
of the department $14,093.01. Thc cost
of lowering mains in the various
wards had been as follows:
Ward One, $1,699.83; Ward Two,
$2,554.81; Ward Three, $4,504.93;
Ward Four, $3,998.50; Ward Five,
$1,335.03;  total, $14,093.10.
The cost of material had been $13,-
Mr. Mullett explained that last
year his department forewent a substantial claim against the Council for
similar work and this year he thought
the department should be credited
with the amount stated.
Councillor Third thought there was
a contra account against the waterworks department, and after some dis.
mission thc matter was left over for
a   future  meeting  of  the  Council.
Government   Will   Not   Countenance
Demolition of Present Subway
Rupert Street will  not have a level
; crossing where the  interurban  tracks
'cross the roadway.    That much  was
learned as a result of the conference
be; ween the' Government and tbe deputations from the Municipal Council
I and the  West Collingwood and Dis-
rrHct Improvement   \���ciatioh, which
were i.i Victoria on Monday.   At the
present time there i- a subway at the-.
point and theMunieipalily has under-''
j taken grading operations which would,
lit' completed, render the subway useless, se"i the work was stopped anil an
appeal  made to the  Government  for
a level crossing.
The arguments were heard for and
|against the scheme and the minister
announced that he would make,a decision within a few elays, but he was
pressed l"r an answer a: once by the
delegation from S"uih Vancouver "lie.
-I.,led   thai   lhe   work   was  being   held
up. lie then announced that he- would
ne,i favor ihe proposal, as he coiisiil-
! creel that the making eef level ii""-
jngs was a retrograde movement,
I which was being fought throughout
the whole of Canada. He told lhe
delegation, however, that he will take
'up the question as to the level for thc
subway and will see what arrangements can bc made' to facilitate the
efforts e.f ihe Municipality Pi make the
i grades better.
Around the Municipal Hall
Want  Name  Kingsway
Thc Municipality of Burnaby is anxious that the name of Westminster
Road, in South Vancouver, be Kings-
way. At a meeting of the Board of
Works on Wednesday, a letter was
read from Mr. F. E. MacPherson,
Municipal Engineer of Burnaby. suggesting that the name of Westminster
Road in South Vancouver be changed
to Kingsway, owing to the confusion
of names between Westminster Road
and Westminster Avenue. The proposal was laid over for a future meeting.
Magistrate McArthur, who has now
returned i" his home, and has thoroughly recovered freun his illness,
will resume his duties on Monday
morning. Magistrate Thomas, who
has been acting during I he long illness of Magistrate McArthur, wiil, in
all probability, assist him for a few
weeks. Wc understand Magistrate
McArthur will try to come to some
arrangement with tbe Council, so that
he will only require to attend at the
courts during the actual sittings, until he regains his normal health. If
he makes the request wc have no
doubt thc Council will readily agree
to it.
*    *    *
Although there will be at least three
vacancies in the School Board, there
is little talk about new candidates-
coming forward. There does not
seem to be a great desire amongst
the ratepayers to assume the rather
doubtful honor of being a School
Trustee. The amount of work entailed is such that very few can devote
thc  nccessarv time.
There is a difference between
the hastily read street car paper
and the paper that is delivered
into thc home; the paper that is
absolutely independent and wholesome; that the men respect and
the women admire���that is the
paper whose advertising columns
carry confidence to the reader���
that is the paper whose advertising
patronage is valuable. SATURDAY,  DECEMBER  7,  1912.
Public Notices
PERSONS who arc wishing to vote at the
So'U.i Vancouver District Elections arc urged
to take notice of the following information:
First. The registered holder of the fee and
the REGISTERED Vendee under agreement of
aalc are both owners (as defined in thc Elections
Act) of the same land or real property They
shall both have the rixht to have their names
appear on the Voters' List, but the title-holder
alone shall have the right to vote at any
election, unless he or she on or before the
day of Election, by writing under his or her
hand, filed in the of lice of the undersigned,
waives or renounces his or her right to vote,
in which caie the Vendee shall be entitled tn
vote, provided he or she has the requisite
qualifications of a voter.
Householders of thc age of twenty-one (21)
years, or more, and British Subjects who have
resided in the Municipality since the first day
of January, 1912, and who are liable to pay
and have paid road tax, are qualified voters
provided they make Statutory Declaration as
above, before an authorized person to take
cuch declaration as defined in the Statutes on
or before the first day of December.
who has paid an annual fee of not less than
$5.00. who is a British Subject and has made
Statutory Declaration before a qualified person
for taking such declaration, on or before the
first day of December,
Court of Revision of Voters' List will be
held  on  January  6,   1913.
C.   M.   C.
The Wage-workers' Page
Edited by J. \V*. Wilkinson, to whom any communications concerning this department ihould be aidreued, Room 210, Labor Temp:e,
Vancout er, ii. C,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia
at its next session for an Act authorising the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council, by letters
patent under the public seal, to extend the
limits of the City of Vancouver by including
therein and land within the boundaries of the
Municipality of the District of South Vancouver, without requiring observance of the
provisions of Section 11 of the Municipal Incorporation Act relating to the consent of the
owners of more than one-half of the land to
be included within the boundaries of the proposed extension, and for providing that, in
lieu thereof, the Lieutenant-Governor in
Council may extend the limits as aforesaid
upon such extension by a majority of three-
fifths of the votes cast by those persons entitled to vote on money by-laws, and on the
other provisions of the Municipal Incorporation Act being complied with.
Dated this  18th day of  November,  1912.
Solicitor for the Applicant, the Municipality
of the  District of South Vancouver.
Phon��: Frater 34 ��� 46th Ave. and Fraier
The organized labor movement of
British Columbia hai never crated lo
pruten againtt the employ men l agen
Icici which are conducted in Vancou-
Uer liy private individuals   li ii considered bad enough    tbat   workmen
| ihould be bough I  and  lold like    io
much merchandise in tbe market place,
lent ii i- worse -eiill thai the employ-
mini sharks ihould be able to make
them pay for the opportunity ot earning their bread.    Al the laai meeting
of the Tradei and Laboi  Council ol
Vancouver,   reporti   were  handed   in
concerning the condition! whieh were'
alleged to exist 'en the conitruction of
.-, new cement plant, and alio em the
erection of a new power plant.    Both
theie placei are on Vancouver Island.
This kind of ir.enhlc is usually the result of an understanding between tbe
foreman or superintendent on a job
and the employment shark in town.
Each man who lakes a job from the
agent haa to pay anywhere from $1.00
to $2.00 for tlie- job, The foreman on
the job has the hiring and firing of
the men. and fixes up an arrangement
with the employment agent tee give
him a percentage of the money paid
by the men who take jobs from his
.agency. Then after the man has been
een the job a lew days, he is fired feer
no reason that he ean see. Another
man comes from the agency in bis
place, anel by keeping a constant
stream of men coming and going, both
the agent and the foreman make a
very fat thing out <.f the business.
The' only remedy whilst men are
bought and sold like so much lumber
is in establish Municipal and Provincial bureaus where men can get something like legitimate treatment.
The T>. C. Federation of Labeir presented an exhaustive report dealing
with this scandal of the employment
agencies tee Premier Mcl'.ride and his
Cabinet, and it is understood that the
Royal Commission em labor conditions
in liritish Columbia will make this
matter a part of its business.
South Hill P.O. Box 10S
First-class    Cleaners,    Pressors    and
A  trial  will    convince  you.     Prices
Open  Evenings
4375 Main Street   .   South Vancouver
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Spscliltiei :   Player    Pianos,    Repairs,   Ton.
Phone :    Fairmont 112!
The Trades and Labor Council at
its last meeting decided to bold educational meetings eluring the winter.
The meetings will lie open to all and
will consist of lectures, debates, and
discussions on any and every subject
of interest tej workmen, It was also
decided to lay plans for the collection
eif a  library  to be established  in  tbe
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
A "Royal Commission" is a body of
periom appointed for the purpose of
sitting on some question, and they
usually do it too.
* *        e*
The Union bricklayers in Vancouver held a meeting to consider the
question of becoming a part of the
new Federation of Building Trades
which is now being formed and they
decided not tej join bv a vote of 70
to 7.
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Great plans are being laid for the
more efficient organization of the
loggers and timber workers of the
Pacific Coast. At the recent convention of the American Federation of
Labor in Rochester, N.V., it was decided to include shingle-weavers, loggers, and timber-workers in one solid
organization, and as there are 300,-
000 men working in those industries on
this coast, there  is work ahead.
* e��       *
Acting on the instructions of the
British Columbia Federation of Labor,
the various local trade unions through.
out the province are appointing representatives to appear before the
Royal Commission on labor conditions
in  British Columbia.
Mr. Victor Grayson, the well-known
See.-ialisi and ex-M |\ for Colne, has
married Misi Kuih Nightingale, who
ii an actress, and the daughtei "i Jeehn
vVebstet Nightingale, a banker.
*   *   *
The- London \V. it-End L'pholitci
en' Trade Society held its centenary
banquet recently The loclety claims
ie. be the- oldest trade union in exist
ence, having been formed at the "Up
holstereri \rmi," Poland Street Wen
���en ' Ictober I, 1812, with 12 members
t      SS      Sf
Tin- members eef the Operative
Bakers'  Union  of  London,   England,
'are working (ill hours per week for a
wage of $7.50, They are now making
a demand fur a 54-hour week with a
minimum wage ,,f $g,fjo per week and
!time ami h,,ir for overtime.
* e*      *
Aii echo of the terrible mining dis
asier al Cadeby, Yorkshire, was heard
in the Doncaiter County Court recently when Sdii.oim was paid out in
compensation to widows and dependents of those killed.
* ��    *
The American Federation e.f Labor
lis making a big effort to organize-
the stockyards of Chicago, The workers are of various nationalities and
notices to employees are posted up
in the packing houses in six different languages. In addition tei that
the yards can be entirely closed up
like a fortress, and if necessary can
be swamped with troops from the
overhead railway which runs into all
parts of the- yards. This will give
! senile ielea of the difficulty of organizing, and certainly a visit to the terrible South Siele with ils teeming
hordes < >f non-English-speaking workers, and the pestilential Squalor ill
which they have tee live, will convince
anyone that organization is necessary
���or else annihilation.
Gaiworkers in Oldham, Lancashire, have been conceded advances.
Machine men. wdio asked feir 10 cents
more per shift, have received 4 cents,
and retort house men 6 cents, whilst
one cent per hour extra was given
to  the  laborers.
* *    *
Samuel Gompers has been re-elected
President of the American Federation
of Labor. This comes as no surprise,
but he was opposed by Max Hayes,
the Socialist editor of the "Cleveland
Citizen," who polled a vote of 5,1)74,
whilst Mr. Gompers received 11,974.
It is ten years since Mr. Gompers was
[opposed and the fact tbat a Socialist
could poll such a vote is significant
of the  tendency of thought  amongst
j the   organized   workers  of   this   con-
McMillan's December Carnival of Bargains
Tin   rich assortments, the high standard of < j u a I i t >- of our  merchandise,
and the low prices eluring our Lease  Expiring  Sale- will make ihis
The Premier Christmas Shopping Centre
Remember this -tore has always and still standi for Quality Te give you the Qnesl merchan-
dise procurable i- our motto. Diamonds, Watches, Docks, Silverware, Cut Glass, etc, etc Every
article of standard quality,   stamped and  guaranteed by manufacturers.
DIAMONDS���In this department   we offer exceptional  values     'le, you  who  I .\ e-  the besl.    We
kne.w   ye.u  will never b<-  content  until  you  possess one ot more of our  First Quality  Pi
Bine White First Rivers Diamonds.   Why not now?   While we are offering substantial pri     redu
Christmas Will Soon Be Here Shop Early
McMILLAN, the Diamond Specialist
541 Hastings St. West, next to David Spencer, Ltd.
The  Union  Carpenters are  making
[great  efforts  to  prevent  the  loss  of
the Saturday afternoon holiday winch
| has  been  a  rule of  the  trade  for  so
j many years.    They complain  bitterly
'that  many  men  have  come  into  the
! city  during   the   summer  from   other
parts of the Dominion   and from the
States   who do not seem to cart a jot
about the conditions which have been
obtained   by   men   in   the   trade   who
i have    made  sacrifices  years  ago    to
I secure  decent  conditions.    They  are
making  an   appeal   tei  all  carpenters.
whether union or non-union, to resist
. the attempt  which  il being made  to
break   down   the-  Saturday  afternoon
holiday rule.
*   ���   * ,
A bumper meeting of Typographical
Union No. 226. Vancouver. B. C, was j
the  last  one  held,   the  meeting  room
being taxed  le' capacity.
The chief item of business was no- |
mination of officers for the coming
year. Mr. W. S. Armstrong, who
wielded the gavel during the past year
���by lhe way, the most strenuous in
the history of Xo. 226, as in addition
to the usual routine business, new
scales have been negotiated ill both
the newspaper and je,b departments,
and in both instances a substantial increase procured���is seeking re-election, his opponent being Mr. A. E.
Reibb. and a close contest is anticipated.
Mr. Alf. H. England is unopposed
for the position of vice-president, as
is also Harry N'eelands for the office
of secretary-treasurer.
A wide selection is provided in the
choice e,f committeemen for the several committee and delegates to the
B. C. Provincial Federation of Labeir.
The election is to be held on Wed-
neiday, December 18. in the secretary's office, Labor Temple, the secretary acting as returning officer, and
the poll remaining open from 9 a.m.
to 7 p.m.
*       ek       *
The Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners have a branch
which meets every alternate Friday in
the Staples Hall, Fraser Street, and
in a brief notice issued recently they
invite all carpenters iu South Vancouver who are not members of a
Union to join them in their efforts
to maintain a decent standard of living
among the workers of South Vancouver. The agent of the society is
Mr. J. A. Key. Room 209. Labor
Temple.    Telephone.  Seymour  2908.
The Union Cigar Makers of Vancouver held their annual masquerade
ball in tbe Dominion Hall. Needless
to say, it was, as usual, a success,
everyone being sorry when three
o'clock brought the verv last "extra."
Miss Salem won a gold watch with
coupon 655. Mr. II. Shaver won the
men's tombola prize with coupon 165.
Mr. R. C. Boyce as "Kurtz's Royal
Honor" won $1(1. Miss Anita Slavish
and R. Waram were the best sustained characters. Mrs. Suttie and Mrs.
C. M. Boulter were the most elegantly dressed, whilst Madame Pelletier
and J. Hart were deemed the most
original. Happy Lambrich was the
prince of Holios. Miss Williams was
awarded the colored character prize,
and Mr. \V. Williams the national
character prize.
We Build Overalls
Made in Vancouver in a UNION shop. Every
working man in Greater Vancouver should equip himself with Whale Brand garments. They are built for
wear and tear.
Support Home
Every Clothier
Sella Them
22 Water Street
Phrenology and Palmistry
(Formerly of Montreal)
805   Granville   Street,   Corner   Robson
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sale of Fancy China, Crockery-
ware, Furniture, Household Effects, Christtuas Toys ami Dolls.
Also a quantity of Bookkeeping
Hooks, to be sold at what they will
tiring. -- '���>, ..
Corner Main and 17th Avenue
Every Night at 7:30 p.m.
- P-uC A Q fj\ f\\r\   "V* /
W. M. Gibbons
Stove Wood
Stove Wood���14 inch Lengths
$3.50 per Load
Corner Bodwell Road and Ontario Street
Phone : Fraser No. 41 Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
To Lease
Stores   Offices
Fairmont 208 or 323 TWO
IN D. L. 94
We can show you the in. -^i eiurming scenery in the whole of
Greater Vancouver, ami the lee^t land. This beautiful spot is most
easily reached by way of the B. C. E. R. to R.,yal Oak Station, then
up Royal Oak Road to Deer Lake Road, thence east. A most excellent way of returning is by way of our new great road that runs
through from the Westminster Road, just east of thc Royal Oak
Hotel, to Deer Lake Roael. This way you will bc able to sec all
around and through and through D. L. 94, and bc able to appreciate
what very beautiful hometitel it offers. You will find tbat the view
over Deer Lake. Burnaby Lake, and for miles beyond is unparalleled.
We are selling here PULL QUARTER ACRES at $650 and $700, on
very easy terms of $50 CASH anil $10 A MONTH. Long before this
can be paid for, values will double, at the rate improvements are going
on in this district. This new road alone, which has cost us an immense sum, has increased thc value immensely; but, for the moment,
we have not put prices up, though this is in contemplation. A day
here will be well spent, and you will be able to appreciate that many
of the best things iu the world are right under your nose. We can
give you maps, plans, and other details, and it will be a pleasure for
us to do so.
510 Pender Street West
Kitsilano Office���Fourth and Larch
Phone: Sey. 2873
Phone : Bay. 586
Have helped sun-kissed  Burnaby and South Vancouver
develop from virgin forest into busy districts of homes.
They believe Burnaby possesses all the factors necessary
to make her one day the hub of the peninsula.
Dominion Trust Block,
341 Cambie Street
Edmonds Station,
Phone 1038
Edmonds, B. C.
I have thc exclusive sale of large lots on Salisbury Avenue, close
to station.   $1,000 each; on good terms.   See mc about them.
61,,  acres in  Edmonds district, near Power House and facing on Vancouver
Road.    All cleared.    Price  $16,000.00.  $5,000.00  cash;   balance  6.   12,   IS,  and  24
PHONE 1024
The Motor-bus Service
Pole Line Road, North Burnaby
Will soon lie in operation
ACRE BLOCKS with WATER, LIGHT and TELEPHONE can now be bought for
$1600.   1-5 cash, balance 2 years
There is no better investment for $320 cash in
Greater Vancouver today
537 Pender St. W., Vancouver        Phone : Sey. 6315
ftONNie Banks��� Braes
The Settlers* Association of B. C.
Phone : 664
Applications invited for Homesites, Investments, Loans,  Mortgages
Auction Sales Conducted
Property for sale on  easy terms
Hall, fully equipped, to rent for Concerts, Dances, Meetings
Box 556, New Westminster
or Edmonds, B. C.
One acre dose to Cut Off, $2000.    Easy terms
Opposite Power House : Lots 50x120. yA cash; 6, 12, 18, 24 raths. $525
Another $450.   $100 cash; $10 per month
Horticultural Society
Tlu Executive of the newly formed
horticultural :.ocicty are very busy
preparing their prize lists anel other
necessary arrangements for the f> >rtli-
ce.iiiiiiK exhibition. They are meeting almost weekly, and now have tlie
im/e  lit)   all   but   completed.       They
are organizing a campaign for the
purpose <ef enrolling numbers.    It is
ihe Intention <>f tbe executive lo have
the prize list prepared anil published
before the members procure their
seeds, see that they will know exactly
what tee plant f'er cxhiliitiemi purpOSCI.
There will be prizes feir both professional gardeners anil amateurs, in
fruit, vegetables and flowers. In preparing these lists the Executive has
used the lists of all tlie best exhibi-
tie.ns in the Province, thus insuring a
very  comprehensive  list.
Cine feature will be a number of
trophies thai will be presented for the
besl cultivated lot; feir the best-kept
fr.eiil garden, weirk to be done by the
owner: fur best decorated veranda;
anil for best-kept grounds, the latter
open tn both professional and amateur gardeners.
Il Is general* believed that these
trophies and prizes will greatly stimulate the beautification of Burnaby,
whose natural resources lend tliem-
���elvea so readily to the growth of
flowers, vines, shrubs, etc. The Executive are to be complimented on the
energetic manner with which they
have taken Up their work. A general
meeting of the committee lias been
called for December 19.
v * *
Election Rumors
As the year draws nearer to a close
the aspirants for Municipal honors
one by erne appear on the horizon.
At the rate they are cropping up in
Burnaby there will be an amount of
timber from which to select a Coun-
cil. The first to enter the arena for
Reeve was Mr. D. C. McGregor, who
announced his desire to occupy the
chair of the Chief Magistrate as soon
as Reeve Weart stated that he was going tei vacate it at the end of this
term. Shortly after, the name of
Mr. 11. G. Walker was mentinned, and
although he has been hard pressed by
numerous friends, he has not yet de-
cideel whether he will try conclusions
for the Reeve's chair or continue to
preside over thc Department of
Justice for the Municipality.
Ward VI Ratepayers' Association
have succeeded in inducing Mr. H.
XI. Fraser, of Dow, Fraser & Co.,
Ltd., to allow his name to be used.
Mr. Fraser has consented to run if
he receives the endorsement of thc
Central Ratepayers' Association. The
people of West Burnaby are doing
everything in their power to secure
the election of XIr. Fraser.
The last to throw his hat into thc
ring is XIr. N. C. Patterson. Mr. Patterson, last week, announced his can.
didacy for the position. He stated
he was taking this opportunity of
placing his views before the ratepayers. The question troubling a great
many is, "What is T. D. Coldicutt
going to do?" Mr. Coldicutt was in
the running for thc Reeveship last
year, having been the representative
for Ward III previously. When asked
about his intentions now, however,
he is as mute as an oyster. However,
it is generally conceded that he will
le in the running again either as Reeve
or Councillor for Ward III.
For position on the Council board
as representatives of thc various
wards there appears to be no end to
possible candidates. In Ward I
Messrs. lScvan and Lomas are work.
ing hard for the position, while it is
rumored that a dark horse will very
likely make ils appearance in this
Ward a short time before the election.
Wanl 11 has a splendid supply, with
the number increasing. Kx-Cenun-ill..r
Stride is beginning to feel the smell
of powder in his nostrils, and when
the fight waxes warm will undoubtedly be in the thickest of it. XIr. A. V.
McPherson has announced hl�� candidature feir the position, and XIr.   1.
P. Morrison is also looking with long
tog eyes Upon tlie chair. Other names
are also mentioned, among them
Messrs II. Disney, P. B. Brown and
j. Y. Jackman. Hut these gentlemen
arc very reticent aboul making any
For Ward III the present occupant,
Councillor Madill. will again be a
candidate, while Mr, F. T, Cliff has
als.e announced thai as he is retiring
freun the School Board ne will offer
himself feer the Council. If Mr, C..Ui.
cutt  decides  to  run  fur  Councillor
there will then be at least three in
the field for ihis Ward.
In Ward IV Councillor Fauvell is
likely to have plenty of opposition, as
it is rumored tbat XIr. M. F. Xtunson
and XIr. W. A. Holdam have both
ambitieins to be the representative of
this large Ward, while it is said that
ex-Councillor McKee has hankerings
after his old seat. :
Nobody as yet has announced bis in-
tentiein of opposing Councillor McDonald for Ward V, and it is quite
possible lie may be returned unopposed.
Councillor Mayne will again ask
the suffrage of thc ratepayers of Ward
VI, but it looks as if he will have to
fight for it. All things considered, it
looks like an interesting time as the
date of thc elections draws near.
* * *
Young Men's Club Organized
On Thursday evening last a large
number of the young men of Edmonds
and district gathered in thc office of
Patterson & Fisher and completed
the organization of the Burnaby
Young Men's Club. If the ideals
aimed at are adheard to, this club
will be a power for good in the Municipality, as they state that the object
of the club is to cultivate and stimulate those things which tend to thc
building up of a true manhood by
surrounding themselves with those
things that appeal to their social, intellectual, physical and moral nature.
The clob room will be the Red Store
on Edmonds Street, and here all the
business meetings will be held. The
officers elected wcre: Hon. President,
Mr. A. V. McPherson; president, Mr.
J. Browne; vice-president, Mr. C. B.
1'atlerson; secretary-treasurer, Mr. C.
Brown; while a committee consisting
of Messrs. F. W. Fisher, C. B, l'at-
terson, M. Sworder and B. West was
sppointed to look after the furnishing
ol the club roeiins.
���    *    *
Employees' Smoker
With a very diversified programme,
plenty to smoke, plenty to cat, and
eneiugh tee drink to keep the throats
from getting too dry, and with compliments galore, the Municipal employees' smoker, held in the Public
Hall last Friday night, will be characterized as a great success. Reeve
Weart was unavoidably absent at the
opening of the programme, so thc
chair was occupied by Councillor McDonald, chairman of the Board of
Works. A splendid programme was
then presented. The following local
talent took part: Messrs. Hall,
Foster, Barker, Bish, Gyngle, T. Robertson, Hall and J. Currie. This was
followed by two boxing events, the
first between Hunter, of Hurnaby,
and Little, of the 104th Regiment,
New Westminster. The decision was
given to Hunter in the third round,
'j he next event was between Horth,
of Central Park, and Walker, of Royal
Oak. This event was awarded to
Walker although the ref���ree declared it was a very close decision.
XIr. F. L. Xlacpherson, Municipal
Kngineer, was then called upon and
gave a short resume of the year's work,
alsn speaking about thc good work
accomplished by the Employees'
Benefit Association. Since the organization of this fund they have received $3,350 to date. Out of this
they have disbursed to needy comrades $979.00, having a balance in the
treasury of $2,371.00.
Reeve Weart was then called upon,
and in a short speech highly eulogized
the employees. Another splendid
programme of song was then presented by Xlcssrs Dick, F'oster, Hall,
Barker and Bish, Councillor McGregor acting as chairman during
the latter part.
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Bazaar a Success
The bazaar and sale of work held
in the Burnaby public hall on Thursday afternoon and evening last, under the auspices of the Women's Auxiliary of St. Alban's Church, was a
most pronounced success. The interest shown by the ladies and gentlemen also must have been very
gratifying to those in charge. Too
much credit cannot be given thc President, Mrs. Dr. Watson, for the energetic and business-like way in which
the entire arrangements were >"ar-
ried out. The proceedings opened at
3 o'clock, when the bazaaar was of-
(Continued on Page 111
North Burnaby  Acres
"Buy acreage near a growing City," was James J.
Hill's advice when asked what he considered the best
and safest form of investment.
North llurnaby acreage is undoubtedly tlie best investment close to the growing City of Vancouver.
Wc own some of the very choicest Acreage in
North llurnaby, and will sell same in blocks of from
five-sixths of an acre to one and a half acre.
It is impossible to enumerate here the many reasons
wdiy this property is a gilt-edge investment. We may
say, however, that our prices are not a dollar higher
than you would have to pay per acre for 40-acre
blocks, and wc give you 3 years in which to pay.
Call on us for further information.
Latimer, Ney & McTavish
419 Pender Street W. Vancouver, B. C.
Highland   Park   Acreage
We have a number of SMALL ACREAGE PARCELS on and
near the new cut-off line of the B. C. Electric Railway.
1 acre, just off Railway, $2100; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
\y$ acres, on Railway, $3500; quarter cash, balance 6, 12, and 18
E.  W.  MacLEAN   LTD.
Exchange Building
142 Hastings West
Coldicutt   Block,   4th  Ave.  and  Sth   St.
If it 1% in East Burnaby.   we can sell it (or you
Telephone 719
East  Burnaby,  B.  C.
MONEY���If you  want to borrow money on your
dead, agreement cf sale equity, life insurance,
automobile, boat or chattels, call up Seymour 2583
"Dolarway Paving Makes
More Paving Possible"
^ Dolarway Paving is now being laid in South
Vancouver, on East Victoria Drive, by the
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company.
Every teamster and every laborer employed
on this work lives in South Vancouver.
^ We believe in patronizing Home  Industry.
What the Mayor of Kent, Wash., thinks of Dolarway:
Keut, Washington, Sept. 21, 1912.
To Hon. J. N. Clarke, Mayor,
Moscow, Idaho,
Your wire twentieth. Dolarway pavement complete appears
satisfactory to officers and citizens. Action under traffic satisfactory and improves with age as stated by Dolarway people it would.
Would recommend for further use here. Have maintenance contract for two cents per yard per year.
(Signed)     E. W. BEREITER, Mayor.
South Vancouver  Builders' Supply
1 SATURDAY,  DECKMHER  7,  1912.
Authorized Capital     $2,000,000
Subscribed Capital      1,169,900
Paid-up   Capital           840^000
Special attention given to savings accounts
Interest paid at the highest current rates.
Your account very cordially solicited.
L. W. Shtltofd. Gen'iil Minaarr
W. E. JatdW, Ant. Omial Manag"
I".. X. Ha worth, Manager,
The Testing of Dave Morgan
By Wilder Anthony
Eburne Saw Mills  Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, Turnings
and House Finishings
The cold weather is coming and you will
require some
Stoves and Heaters
to keep your home warm.   We have heaters
$2.00 up
They are of the best quality, and we will put
them Up for you.
Don't forget our line of RANGES.    W'e
have a few Pioneers left.
Fraser and Ferris Roads T. Fox, Prop.
Phone : Fraser 87
MORGAN lei doura the bars oJ the
corral, led hii horse through the
gateway, and stuck his toe into the
stirrup, He had jusl settled himsell
in the- saddle, when he was hailed
from behind, and he turned iee iee
Billy Peters, the- foreman of the
V-Bar Ranch, hurrying toward him,
"Well?" be iHiestioncd, as the latter
, stopped at hit side.
Peters regarded his i Id friend critically feer ,i few seconds before lie- maele
reply, He was ���> liin man, was the
foreman; big and burly, and honest
las the day. Jusl now he would rather have faced a maddened grizzly
than say what lie had iu mind. Inn
since lie- fell tbat he musl say it, he
did se, directly. He spoke, as he would
strike an enemy, straight freim the
���.In mlder.
"Dave," he began earnestly, "what
in thunderation are you going te> do?
How long are you going to let this
thing   slide,   anyh'iw?"
"I don't know," answered Morgan.
"1 can't tell yet, Billy. It depends on
how things shape up. The trouble
is. I'm scared���scared stiff when I
think of what may happen the next
time 1 meet up with Sam Mickey.
Vis. dad blame it. I'm scared!"
"You're what?" Peters almost yelled in his surprise. "You're afraid of
that low-lived, chicken-hearted hound?
Ve.u sit there and tell me you're afraid
of Sam Hiekey? Co tell it to ymr
mother-in-law 1 I ain't as foolish as
1 look!"
Morgan's bronzed cheeks puckered
into a e^rin.
"Veea don't get me, Billy," he ob-
served, beginning to roll a cigarette.
"I ain't afraid Ot Hiekey. I'm only
afraid for him. If he keeps on crowd,
in' me, I'll have to kill him, just as
sure as God made little apples. And
if I dee that, you know what it'll mean
for  me,  Billy?"
The   foreman   nodded   thoughtfully.
"Sure, 1 know," he admitted, "and
that's why I'm hut tin' in this-a-way.
You're sewed up so you can't help
yourself; but I'm not and neither is
the rest of the outfit. Vou just say
the word, Dave, and we'll darn soon
show that skunk that these parts ain't
any health-resort. The white-livered
kiyote! He never dared to Bass you
until he knew your hands were tied."
"That's the funny part of it, too,"
said Morgan, blowing a huge cloud
of smoke out into the still air. "I've
never been able to figure it out exactly. There isn't any one that knows
bin you and ine- and���her.
you  reckon  he got  wise.   Hilly?"
"I pass, Dave. It's beyond mc. But
seeing that he does know and you
can't help yourself, I wish you'd let
me sit into the game."
"Nope," the mounted man slowly
shook his head. "I wouldn't ask for
a better man. Billy; bul 1 reckon it's
ante.    The  quarrel    is    between
vtlceiuld never under any circumstance-
I marry a man  whose business made it
necessary for him at  limes te, kill '.r
try to kill a  fellow human.
"Promise me, Dave," she had said,
i"tliat ye>u  will never  ihool    another
man  as  long  as  you  live,  and   I   will
" marry ye.n;  bill  not Otherwisi  "
Hickej and me alone, and I ain't ever     A'"' |J:,VI'' '������"��� Pr��mised; alto he bad
needed  helrj in a thing of thai  kind  ^u'"    up .'"',   ..Profession  of  ihiei-
m-i ii." ihe. foreman inter-
eeii promised and yeeu can'l
word    Still, why have you
-'i far's to kill him, Davi !
li  in  a  imug
yet.      I  it   wasn't   for   tl
I'd "
rupti el, '
break yo
goi to a
Why   don'l   you   lake   about   twenty
minute*  .,ii  .,,���,,. ,iay a,lc| ju���  ���.,,���,'
allj   whale  him te, a  frazzle?   That
would -but In- flirty mouth. I reckon "
"Perhaps it would; bul it's not my
way���leastways not with a fellet  li
Hiekey,    lie's gone too far, Billy. I'm
plumb afraid <������ turn loose on him.   ii
I I ever started tei heat him up I'd end
by killing him, sure as taxes,    lb side
a gunplay i
cleaner,    S
iireiin   . |catcher and gunfightcr it, i'.,lle,w  the
whole- lot quicke
metimes,  Billy,  I
Wish I never made lhat durn f'e'el promise.    Honest, I do."
"I know-, but it can't be helped
now," said Peters. "Any man but a
cur dog like Hiekey wouldn't take
advantage eif such a thing. They say
the ornery skunk is pestering around
Kilty Delano right now, too. Dave,
you couldn't get her to let you off,  I
don't suppose?"
Morgan made no reply. He did n< ���(
even look up. It was beyond his power to put liis thoughts into words, He
swung his horse around and reede silently away from his friend, who in-nie
n.   attempt to follow .ir detain him.
1 .er the i.'ina'neler of that day. as
In* had for n.atty days past, Da-e
Morgan went about his various duties
in the mechanical manner of one
whose mind is not in his work. His
face was .set in a stern, grim mask,
and  he  appeared wholly oblivious  of
more prosaic and lucrative calling ul
a cattle man.    Ai  the  time, he con
sidered ii little enough to pay feer the
winning  ..I   a   girl  Iikc   Kilty   Delano;
bul lately be  had leveral timi ��� almi -t
changed I ,ind.   lb  was beginning
i" realize thai a man ian nol acquire
a  reputation as a 'hael sb,,i and an
e nie lent  |.e .,.-,- officer �� II he ,111 a
ing certain  responsibilities and making a  go.,el   many  e n. nu.
Sam  Ilickey was one <>��� the Utter.
Twice,   eluring   his   term   as   deputy,
Morgan   bad  been  obliged  to  arrest
him for disturbing the peace, and the
and   last   time   Hiekey   hael   -wiru   to   gel
hn. .1   e\��� 11  if it   i<eok  the rest  ,,i  his  lifi
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
what was going on around him
was   thinking,  thinking  harder     than
ever     before   in   his     life,     and     his
thoughts, if eetie might judge from appearances,  were far  from  pleasant.
The worst part of his trouble with
Sam Hiekey had scarcely been touched upeeii in the conversation with
Until a little over a month before,
Morgan had for three years served as
deputy sheriff. During this time he
had established a reputation for bravery and skill with weapons which was
second t'i none in that part of the
country. As an officer, Dave Morgan
was heartily feared by every lawbreaker in the county, and people were be-
Confident in his own ability ie, take
care of himself, Morgan had merely
laughed at these threats, anel he hael
aline.st forgotten them by the time he
i decided to cease being a representative  of  the   law.     Hiekey,     however,
' had not.
No sooner was tbe news of Morgan's resignation made public, than
he began tei talk and try by every
means ill his power tee pick a quarrel
with   the   man   he   chose   to   call   his
, enemy. Neit Content with mere insinuations,  he  said plainly  that   Meer-
, gan had quit because he was afraid e.f
him���Mickey���and that the ex-eefficer
was lacking in courage and other manly attributes tem numerous to mention. Whenever he drank too much
���an almost daily occurrence, by thc
way���he boasted of what he would do.
To a man of Dave Morgan's caliber, all  this  was bad enough; but it
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ginning tei talk 'if electing him sheriff
fur the  coming term, when  suddenly.ling   whether   there   was   not   .
without any previous warning, lie re-[truth in  Hickey's oft-repeated
He might have been borne if Hiekey had
Hot gone further. Apparently he
knew of the former's promise tee Kitty
Delano, although nobody e- mid au- -
how he had learned it, and be persisted in forcing his unwelcome attentions upon the girl, and in taunting
her about the sort of man she had
chosen for a lover.
No wonder that Morgan was boiling
eever with rage; nee wonder lhat his
friends were grumbling anil asking
each olher why he did met shut Hickey's mouth t"r geinel ami all. N'one
of them except Hilly Peters knew of
the promise and none of them could
understand why Morgan submitted t"
Hickey's abuse. A few of ihe less
loyal among them were even wonder-
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Granitoid   Pavement
igned  his deputyshif
How do   work  breaking horses  for  the  V-Bar
Morgan had strong reasons for doj
ing  this,  although only  two persons
be.si les   himself knew  just  what  they
wcre.    Mis position of "bronco-peeler" for the V-Bar netted him considerably more money than he Could make
as sheriff, anil he knew that within  a
year  he  would lie  foreman    of    tin-
ranch���liis friend Pelers being slated
for   the   pe,>t   of  manager  eef  the  big
cattle     ceimpany.     This   meant     that
Morgan would be able t'i many Kittj
Delano,   the  pretty  daughter    eif    a
I neighboring ranchman, whom he had
| loved   for  years.     |n   fact,   the   young
[lady  hersell was directly responsible
j for his resignation.
Miss   Delano  was   a   rather   wilful
I young person
llv  reee.teel  iile
ind   went     to i tion  that  the  former deputy  hael lost
his nerve.
All of which only goes to she.w that
Morgan's affairs were rapidly approaching a Crisis; What's 111'ele', he
knew it. lie must either shin Hickey's
mouth, "r forever lose caste in the
community, and. what wa- much
weer-i'. his own self-respect. If. however, he allowed himself tn 1" forced
into a fight with Hiekey and then -!i"t
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Terms Moderate
Phone :  Fairmont 2165
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor  of  Chiropratic)
25C    22nd   Avenue    East,    chise
Avenue    East,    close    to
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loved more than all else in life.   Truly, the thing.
Dave  Morgan  was, as the saying is,
between   the  e],..vi|  and  the  elee'ii  sea, "
.and for the life nf him he could not
| determine which wav to turn. Thai
was why he had avoided Hiekey for a
week or more���he knew that their
next meeting would settll the matter
one way or the other,
with several very firm- '" wi<s mid-afternoon of the next
i of her own.    One of day  when   Morgan   stepped  into  the
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DR. A.
S.-E.   Cor.  25th
Avenue  and   Wain   Street
Hys Story: Much Work, More Worry, a Little Love, a Little
Laughter      and   Some    1 ears    :    :    :   With Impressions and Opinions Thrown In
I take up my pen this beautiful, bright, frosty morning
13 resume my gossip of old times, old places, and to tell a
few more stories of llie people I have met, the places I have
seen and the incidents which liave come under my notice- 1
am glad to hear that during the lasl few months my gossipy
column lias been missed and that my re-appearance will be
The newspapers are full of "thc war in the East," and I
read of Constantinople, of Scutari, of St. Sophia���places
which in 1854 had their names ringing in my little ears.
When the Crimean war broke out 1 was a boy of 6. I
again assert that a child can receive impressions, gather
facts and acquire knowledge at 5 and 6 years of age which
will last througli life.
I am following the war in thc Balkans with thc deepest
interest for the places mentioned in the various dispatches
have been known to me for 60 years!
When the Crimean war was being fought, my father
made a ground plan and model of the whole area of the
conflict. A large room, the upper floor of two houses,
made into one large space, was covered with models of
cities, mountains, rivers, and thousands of toy soldiers, with
cannon, trenches and all the paraphernalia of war, gave to
us children almost reality!
I helped in the siege of Sebastopol, I rode in "The
Charge of the Light Brigade," I was one of "the thin red
line" and took part in "The Soldiers' Battles" of Inker-
man and Alma. This was real teaching which my father,
a civil engineer, gave us children, and I have blessed him
for it every day of my life. I can still take in the contents
of a store window at a glance, and only the other night 1
carried away an "impression" of a lecture on "Carlyle'
and wrote a column of it without a note.
I mention this to impress on parents the duty of cultivating in children observation and memory.
Joseph Chamberlain and his sister played "a war game"
with toy soldiers when they were children. The girl could
not make out how it was that when Joseph fired at her
troops the slaughter was awful, but that with all her artillery
she could not place Joseph's men "hors d'eombat." Under
a flag of truce she penetrated her brother's lines, examined
his "army" and found that Joe ���"Artful Joe" even in
early boyhood���had glued all his soldiers lo the floor.
Thus early in life did Joe Chamberlain show the peculiar
traits of character which he afterwards displayed in screw-
making, as Mayor of Birmingham and in Parliament.
The Crimean War! What a host of memories those
words bring up! How well do I remember "Cassell's
Family  Paper"  with  a  wonderful   frontispiece  of  "The
Charge of the Light Brigade"���a spirited drawing which
has never been equalled by Caton Woodville or any modern
artist- 1 he artist who drew the war pictures for "Cassell's
Paper" was Nicholson, and he illustrated a pretty story,
"Faces in the Fire"���a direct imitation of the Christmas
stories of Charles Dickens.
For fifty years nobody has ever seen me "go home"
without a book, magazine or bundle ol papers under my
arm -unless I have been "dead broke" and had to pass
the bookshops with tears. 1 never remember my lather
coming home without a book or magazine, and so I heard,
read aloud (oh! how terrible it is to me to think how
family reading aloud has been abandoned)���and so I say
1 heard read aloud by father, mother or elder brothers and
sisters, W. H. Russell's "Letters from thc Crimea"���
which made a lasting impression upon me and gave me a
horror and hatred of war���still vivid!
Close to my father's house lived the wife of an officer.
When the poor woman heard the story of his horrible death
she leapt from her bed���mad! and was chased through the
frozen streets, brought into our house where she raved until
death released her.
My father had a partner in his engineering business���
his name was Barratt and he was a specialist on explosives.
Experimenting with a new shell he blew off part of his
skull, and he, too, died in my father's house, so that while
a mere child I saw two victims of war���in a peaceful English home far from the scene of strife. Before I was eight
I was over head and ears in love. . The devoted love I
had for Florence Nightingale never deserted me. I wrote
poems to her at various intervals, all through my life, and
when I was at last permitted to kiss that dear hand which
had laid on the fevered brow of many a wounded and
dying hero I realized one of the dreams of my life.
In the Collinigwood library is a reproduction of a drawing
which I first saw at the time of the Crimean War- It
represents "The Lady With the Lamp".���Florence Nightingale in the hospital at Scutari. How history repeats itself! I saw Florence Nightingale (she was born in the
City of Florence) several times at meetings she organized
for the training of nurses. There is a remarkable story���
just published-���called "Between Two Thieves.'' It deals
with the Crimean War and Florence Nightingale is one of
the characters in the story. Read this book! To me it
is no revelation���it has only emphasized the horror I have
had since 1854 of the wickedness, the folly of WARI
I have added "Between Two Thieves" to the Collingwood library. Next week I shall have something to say
about its remarkable author. FOUR
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Herbert  A.  Stein,   Vice-President  and   Managing  Editor.
John Jackson. Mecn^nical Superintendent.
��� if an evening and read the papers. Another matter thai
both parties have grossly neglected is getting every orti'f
name on the voters' list. During the month preceding
the last election, dozept of people daily visited every campaign office to try tee get their names on the register
in time for the election. It is .mly during an election that
theese who arc qualified to vote, and are neit on the voteri
list, seem to be aroused enough to take an interest h
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VV/IIETllER it is better to put in permanent work in a
" Municipality at first or only put in temporary work
all over the Municipality till such time as traffic and
population warrant the greater cost and requirements of
permanent work, is a question over which there have been
many controversies. Let us take, as an illustration, South
Vancouver, which has an area of fourteen square miles,
and which has spent a large amount of money in temporary work. The contention of many is that this tem-
torary work is only a waste of money, and that such work
should never have been undertaken, but that only permanent work should have been gone on with. When the
exponents of permanent work are asked to define the
difference between temporary and permanent work they
point to the macadamized road or block paved street or
the cement sidewalk. Plank-walks, planked streets, etc.,
they place in the category of temporary work
which will later be replaced by permanent work, and so
the money is only wasted. This they term bad financing,
and in the end will prove disastrous to the Municipality.
It' people would only stop to think they would see that
much of the work that is deemed temporary arc thc early
stages of permanent work, also that the money obtained
for such work is derived from assessments, these assessments being fixed by real estate values which are governed
by improvements, whether permanent or temporary. Take
Main Street and Fraser Avenue as an example. Had South
Vancouver only proceeded on these street* wilh permanent work, today these two arteries would 'probably have
been nicely paved as far as Bodwell Road, while conditions of four years ago would probably prevail on the
streets leading into these thoroughfares. Where we now
have fairly well populated areas, the tall timbers would
still be growing and thc assessable value of the whole
Municipality would not be a tenth part of what it is today
Real estate values would have risen only along and near
those parts which were beingdeyeloped. A few hardy
pioneer* would be found building shacks here ami there
in the bush, putting up with all the conveniences that
living in suclv legalities: entails.
Instead  of  putting  down   permanent    work,  ex-Reeve
Pound,  when  he  assumed  the  reins  of  the  Municipality
government, initiated.a campaign  of putting p1ank.  sidc.
walks   through,^  the  greater  par,   ,,t   ,!,������ Municipality,
opening up the street, and making grades where feasible
and easily done.   That his policy was the correct one has
now been amply vindicated.    Transportation,,being   po,.!
sible,  settlers  flocked  in  from'all qnarters.: Under the
hands of the busy workers   the old stumps and tall tim   I
hers soon gave way to the nice homes we see all around !
us today.    Who will, then, deny'the justification of ten,
porary work after seeing these results'
From a scene of desolation- to , thriving community
within a period of three years, with'an assessable value in
many instances a hundredfold increased; arc not these
worth all Ihe temporary work that was performed? As
stated at first, much of the work that was-done was not
temporary, but only the foundation upon which world
rest the permanent work. Preparatory work must be done
in all undertakings. Temporary work has made South Vancouver what it is; it is thc price one pavs for its permanent work; it is the capital whieh the' wise investor
I-uts forth to get a return; it is the basis on which sound
financing rests. Temporary work is an essential factor
in the development of all new municipalities
"THE public will agree- that before any special legislation
* goes thrinigh the Government at Victoria to facilitate annexation of South Vancouver by the City eif Van.
couver, it ihould be granted only after iln- mi il
icrioui consideration, Because there- is a certain proportion of people in the Municipality desiring annexation is
not sufficient reason why special legislation should be
passed to meet their wishes. As reasonable would it be
feir the incorporationists to ask for a three-fifths vote to
carry Incorporation. While a three.fiftbi vote is an in.
dication e.f popular feeling, still it is a question if the law
as it now stands, which requires a favorable poll of fifty-
one per cent of the property owners, is neit, after all, the
greatest protection for the entire Municipality.
When Hastings Townsite and D. L. 301 became annexed to the city, fifty., me per cent, of the property
holders in each of these districts recorded themselves as
favorable to the move. If, as the annexationists claim,
there is a great preponderance of feeling in favor of annexation in South Vancouver, surely they should have no
objection to allowing the issue to he decided on a fifty,
one percentage basis. Thc mere fact that they state that
it is Impossible to secure this proportion of the vote is
an admission of weakness on their part.
Annexationists and incorporationists will agree that the
issue is of more importance than to be decided by a mere
popular majority. The future of South Vancouver for all
time is involved in thc movement, and it is not to be
wondered at that the Government at Victoria is inclined
to act slowly. When the matter is laid befnrc the Municipal commission, perhaps some way may be found which
will be satisfactory to all parties. Evidently much will
depend upon the report of lhat commission to the Government.
VTflTII the departure of Mr. Chas. Harrison, who goes
to the Old Country, South Vancouver loses one of
its foremost citizens. As secretary of the Board of Trade,
Mr. Harrison had it within his power to do much or little
for this Municipality. His work in the interests of South
Vancouver show that this Municipality has had few more
staunch or untiring friends than the retiring secretary.
In his official capacity Mr. Harrison always kept the
interests of South Vancouver to the fore. The exploitation of South Vancouver as a desirable place for the manufacturer, the tradesman and the resident, has through his
initiative been successfully brought before the notice of
the public both here and abroad. Privately he has taken
part in many e,f the big movements in South Vancouver,
and the Board of Trade loses an efficient officer and South
Vancouver; a progressive citizen.
In-the appointment of Mr. Kenneth Lamond to fill the
position of secretary, the board has made a happy selection. No member of the board has followed more closely
its workings, and it is doubtful if there is any better
qualified person to take up the duties. Mr. Lamond is
not only well and favorably known throughout the
Municipality :md the City of Vancouver, but he has a large
connection in Ihe Old Ceuntry, and'as'he is familiar with
thc duties, the office of secretary should continue to be
filled with the same energy and zeal which have marked
its incumbency by the former officer.
JjiTOTHING so much surprises the Old Country man
on first coming to Canada as to learn how little
politics enter into the everyday life of the ordinary citizen
ot Canada. Al "borne" he has been accustomed to belong
<" his parly club. There he spends several evenings of
lhe week; he reads the parly literature, attends the party
meetings, and debates with his fellow.membcrs on the
current questions of the day. At his work he is accus
tomed to make politics the chief theme of conversation.
Everyone he comes in contact with has an intelligent
grasp of all the grave questions that are before Parliament. Whether a Conservative, Liberal or Socialist he
understands the sharp lines that divide his party from any
other party. He is imbued with enthusiasm for the party
to which he belongs.
On coming to Canada he expects to find the same conditions here as at home. At first he fails to recognize
that politics in Canada arc altogether different from the
Old Country. Here, there are no Conservative or Liberal
working-men's clubs where he can go of an evening. The
party papers make no effort to write interesting, intelligent editorials on current questions. His fellow-workmen
rarely, if ever, discuss politics. Once in a while he may
see an account of a meeting, but they are invariably covered hy brief reports. The full report of such meetings
as he has been accustomed to at home are not given
by the press in Canada. There being nothing to keep alive
his political inclinations, he loses interest in current
events. Loyal to the name of the party to which he belonged in the Old Country, he cannot grasp the trend
of politics here. The great cleavage between parties in
the Old Country does not exist in Canada.
If a householder in the Old Cquntry, one automatically
becomes a voter, while if not a householder, some of the
worker's fellow-workmen see that his name is put on the
voters' list. In Canada it requires a six months' residence
to get a vote. Then a requisition has to be signed before
a commissioner to have the name put on the voters' list.
Many Old Country people have been here for years before they knew how to proceed about getting their names
on the voters' list.
A rich harvest will be reaped by either political party
Jfhich first introduces political clubs where men can go
'"Till- rumor that a firm of English capitalists was about
to take over Control of thc well-known firm of Kelly,
Douglas and Co. has been officially denied. It is a fact
that many prominent firms in the Old Country have been
casting longing glances at big wholesale and retail concerns in this part of the world, and there is a possibility
that within the next few months not a few of the besl
paying businesses in Vancouver will be in the hands of
syndicates from across the sea. It is the tendency nowadays and cannot be stopped. The point is that they shall
continue lo exist for the benefit of Vancouver and the
surrounding localities, and of that there is little to fear.
Vancouver is progressing-at such a rate as to preclude
the p.essibilitj- ,,f anything in the nature of a suspension
of business on the part of any of thc biggest industrial
concerns. The avidity with which financiers in the United
Kingdom take up any sihstantial business that is suppose.-,!
to be on the market out in the West is another example
of the faith they have iu this part of the British
dominions. But it is also in strong contrast to their backwardness iu taking up the bonds that not only the city
hut the adjoining municipalities have tried to negotiate in
London. Perhaps it is that they want something tangible,
something with a touch of reality before they fool the bill.
WHEN the Rev. J. W. Woodside talked about thc Irish
as living in mud hovels, believing in fairy tales and
such other flapdoodle, he spoke whereof he knew not.
It is doubtful, indeed, if ever he was in the land of the
Shamrock. Had he made thc journey he would have
altered the tone and character of the address he delivered
some evenings ago when he undertook to speak as one
having authority on "Ireland and the Irish." It was a
choice morsel, in the opinion of thc reverend gentleman,
which he dished up to his hearers, many of whom have as
much idea of the country as they have of the inhabitants
of the planet Mars.
It is worth noting that thc remarks of the Rev. Mr.
Woodside have not been allowed to go unchallenged, but
so far he has seen fit to ignore thc resolution that was
passed by the Protestant Sons and Daughters of Ireland.
If the Irish are the slothful and ignorant people that
Mr. Woodside depicted them to be, isn't it more than wonderful that they have been able, no matter in what country they have located, to keep up their end of the log
with credit to themselves and to the land of their adoption?
 s   m   s	
Disclosures which have recently been made in thc South
Vancouver Police Court concerning violations of the health
regulations indicate that much is yet desired before health
conditions can be said to be perfectly right in this Municipality. Making fowl-yards of basements and trafficking
in diseased cows are not what might be expected in a
community where it is the aim to reach the highest standards of living. Health Officer Pengelly and associates
are doing a good work for the Municipality, but there is
still much to be done.
("Toronto Star Weekly",)
A boy is accused of setting fire to
buildings. He is brought before a
magistrate and acquitted. Another
lire breaks OUL lhe boy is arrested,
brought to tbe police station, and put
through the "third Degree." 'the
letter says he was abuseel "until the
floor oi thc office was covered with
blue ell."
Il ihees neet appear that there Wal
any evidence lhat the boy was cun-
necieil with the latest fire, lhe idea
eii tiii- peehec wa.-, that as one charge-
had been brought against him, In- was
under suspicion, amt whenever a fire
occurred me proper thing wal le> grab
this boy and make him admit his gmli
eer prove his innocence.
'I lure is not the least doubt that
owing tee eiur nearness, to thc
United Stalls there is a constant tendency and temptation lo introduce
L'nited   siatis police methods   Into
Do wc want the city of Toronto to
have a police system like that of London, England, or a police system like
that of Xew York? Does the murder
of Rosenthal incline our hearts toward the adoption of New York
The Third Degree is an essential
part of the system which culminated
in the murder of Rosenthal, The New
York idea is to make lhe police force
usurp Ihe functions of the judge and
jury. It did not matter whether a man
was innocent or guilty of keeping a
gambling house. The sole question
was whether he stood well with the
The citizen who gave thc right number of the automobile in which the
murderers, or rather thc agents of thc
murderer, were driven was thrown
into a cell by the police, and it was
only through thc energetic and cour-
ageeetis action of thc District Attorney that he was allowed to tell his
Third Degree methods led to the
crime, and Third Degree methods
would have concealed it if it had not
been for the District Attorney. Third
Degree methods are therefore as useless for thc prevention of crime as
tilty arc unjust to the citizen.
The British rule is that a man is to
bc regarded as innocent until he is
proven guilty. Moreover, he is not to
be tortured into a confession of guilt.
On the contrary, the person who is
arrested is warned that anything he
says to thc police may bc used as evidence against him.
This British tradition is not a piece
of poetry, or a piece of pedantry, but
a principle founded upon thc experience of ages, and justified by practical
What arc those results? First, the
people arc free. They know their
rights arid dare maintain them. Second,
life and property are safer in London
than in any other great city in the
In New York, on the other hand,
police administration is a scandal ami
a shame, and a brilliant practitioner of
the third Degree is convicted of
murder, directly arising out of Third
Degree methods.
We do not want this in Toronto.
We do not want boys arrested on
suspicion and tortured into confession. We had better stop the practice before we arrive at the stage
which has horrified New York.
v      *      *
Some Holiday Season "Don'ts"
t Toronto "Globe".)
The National Fire Protection Association of the United States has issued
a Holiday iire bulletin that should
lave a geeeed many lives there during
the Christmas festivities, and may be
of some benefit even in Canada, where
we are not yet so reckless of human
life as our neighbors. Among the
holiday  "don'ts" are:
"Do not elecorate your Christmas
tree with paper, cotton, or any other
Inflammable material. Use metallic
tinsel and other non-inflammable dc-
ceeralions only, and set the tree securely so that the children in reaching for
things cannot tip it over.
"Do not use cotton to represent
snow. If you must have snow use
asbestos fibre.
"Do not permit children to light or
relight the candles while parents annul present. They frequently set fire
to Iheir clothing instead. The tree
itself will burn when needles have be.
come dry.
"Du nol leave nialches within reach
of children at holiday time. Candles
are meant to be lighted, but if the
children can get matches they will experiment witli them They imitate
their elders.
"A house of merriment is better
than a house of mourning."
The spreading broadcast of such
life-saving suggestions is an example
of the new social spirit of the age.
Many men and women who formerly
spent their leisure in ways that were
profitable neither to themselves nor
to the community are busy and happy
in conserving life and property and
in making the world a better place to
live in. That is a great gain. The
brotherhood of man is advanced by
every such effort.
Mr. Pennock New Manager
Mr. Charles G. Pennock, manager
of the Vancouver branch of the Bank
of Ottawa, has just been appointed
general manager of the Bank of Vancouver, in succession to Mr. L. W.
Shatford, M. L. A., whose resignation
as acting general manager was recently announced. Mr. Pennock will
assume his new duties on March 1
In looking about for a strong successor, the choice of the board unanimously fell upon Mr. Pennock, who
has had a very successful banking
career. After considerable negotiation
Mr. Pennock decided to resign from
the service of the Bank of Ottawa,
with which he has been connected
since boyhood, and whose welfare he
has in various positions done so much
to advance and promote. It is probable that Mr. and Mrs. Pennock will
go abroad shortly on a holidav trip.
A severe throat trouble has caused
his medical adviser to recommend Mr.
Pennock to spend several months in
a milder climate.
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Post Office, SoKth Vancouver, B.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Monev Orders Issued and Cashed
Drafts       Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Eraser Street, close to Forty-ninth Avenue, 33 feet; $2,600 cash.
Cleared Lots, 33 feet, high and dry, $550.   $50 cash, balance easy
One Cleared Lot, close to Fraser, facing south, 33 feet; $850.   $100
cash, balance easy payments.
Page Retail, high location,   facing south; $800.   $100 cash, balance
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of oir Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while yov are '.n any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned Rents Collected
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :  51st Avenue and Fraser Street,    Phone ; Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone ;   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
A Large Stock
always on hand
Liverpool Dairy and Coarse
A Large Stock
always on hand
Calitornia Dairy and Half Ground
Hide and Rock Salt
Phone 2988
Limited        Ft. of Columbia Ave.
Phones : Seymour 7056-7818 Offices : 606-607 Bank of Ottawa Bldg.
C. Gardiner - Johnson & Company
Johnson's Wharf
Phone : Sey. 9145
Bulbs for the Cottage   Bulbs for the Villa
Bulbs (or the Mansion
Our carload of the cream of the Dutch bulb gardens hai arrived, and we are
booking orders now.
This will be one of the finest  shipments of bulb* that hai ever arrived here.
They have been thoroughly grown and matured in Holland, and arc in every
way  perfect   and  unbVe early  and   immature  bulbs,  which  give  no  satisfaction.
These bulbs, with their long season's growth in Holland, will be found perfect and  sure to give utmost satisfaction.
I'lace your orders now and ensure the first choice of these bulbs.
Hulb  catalogue,  with  cultural   directions,   will   bc  mailed   free  on  application.
Note thc address���
Royal Nurseries Ltd.
Office, 330  Drake  St., Vancouver. Nurseries,  Royal.  Kerrisdale P.O..  B.C.
. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
Clarence G. Rutter
Repairing Neatly Done
At People's Drug Store
Main  St, between 25th and 26th
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at the shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
Donaldson   &   McDonald
Dealers in
All Kinds of Chicken Feed
4213 Main-Street
Phone : Fairmont 1514
PHONE:   Fairmont 429
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thome -Metal  Store  Front  Bars,  Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Oar Little Boys and Girls ::
Girl's Race With Death Over Trail
From the "front" eef the new Crane!
Trunk Pacific railway cornel a tale.- of
a thrilling race with death that rivals
thc fiction writer's imagination. Little
Maty Fowler, aged fifteen, the daughter of a camp <.��� >��� >k. a few nights ago
made eme ol the moit daring anel
lucceitful horseback rides iu an effort
tee ?ave the life 'ei an itijuriil laborer
and tej her desperate riel,- thneugh the
darkncii oi the night over a wild anel
mountainouily rough road tbe   man
eeV.e'S    his    |lfe.
fine of the laborers working upon
the grade had been Injured slight Ij in
the arm by a flying piece of wood.
Carelessness   in   the   handling  of  this
evidently trivial wound caused blood
poisoning, and before it was realizeel
the man was almost at death's door,
and only the quick attendance of a
doctor could save him.
The only animal in the whole camp
that was in any way serviceable was
a medium weight horse used feer
hauling a dump cart on the rock cut.
There was life saddle and the only
per-,,ni in camp that was of sufficient
iight weight to be carried by the animal feir any distance to make any
speed was 15-year-old Mary Fowler.
The nearest doctor was at the main
camp, twenty-two miles down the line,
and thc country between was of the
wildest nature, 'eiily a thill, half blazed
trail winding in and out and a swollen
running mountain stream also in the
pathway between  the  two camps.
I'm little Mary was game, anel
astride the clumsy workhorse, with
only a tightly strapped on blanket for
a Baddle, the girl started out over the
mountain trail on a twenty-two miles
dash  with  death.
Darkness falls quickly these early
winter days, and though she started
at four in the afternoon it was almost
black dark bcf. ere she had covered
quarter the distance. The horse, too.
tired wilh the day's work on the grade
was slow and unsure of foot, and made
but poor time in spite of Ihe frantic
urging of its rider.
A litlle over ten miles from the
camp, where the injured man lay dying,
a swollen mountain stream crosses the
trail, and though the stream at this
point is not more than fifty feet across
it is deep enough to force an animal
to swinr. A rough brielge had been
built for the crossing of f.iot passengers. Imt no accommodation had been
made feir animals. And the horse absolutely balked at going into the
water. Crying and frantic thc girl
beat the animal and at last induced it
to take the water. The first few feet
freun the shore the water is fairly
shallow, but when the old dump horse
felt the water creeping up around its
belly it wheeled sharply around and
plunged bark t.e lhe bank.
Xeet vanquished, the girl leaped from
the animal's hack anel leaving it bc-
hinil. started out een foot to do the
remaining twelve miles lhat lay between her and the doctor.
And in a little more than three hemrs
after she had left her home camp she
arrived  at   the  headquarters,  and   the
''.���"leer was een his return journey. This
eiver a country, wild anel rocky, with
'>!ily tie.' barest semblance of a trail
ami feir the most part through the
The man's life was saved, and it is
tei little Mary Fowler anel her fearless
dash anel l.ing walk through iln- darkness 'ii the night that the laborer
"��'.   iI.
Twenty-two miles through mountain
Fastnesses, half on feeoi and the rest on
lhe back eif a slow-moving animal that
was little better thna a truck he.rse.
twenty-two miles in a little over three-
hours is seeme record, anil lhe girl's
name- i- worth'- le, go down in history
as "The heroine of the 'front.'"
*    *    *
Game  of  Conundrum  Auction
This game is provocative of much
fun and is a very good one lo break up
any feeling of stiffness that may exist
at  the beginning of an evening.
Select a talkative and jolly person -
as auctioneer, and have your articles I
wrapped up in such a wav as to completely disguise Micir character. Each
player should be supplied with a num-
iber of beans to represent money,
wrapped in a Japanese paper napkin,
1 and that is to represent his whole
wealth The articles auctioned off
are sold to the highest bidder, but if
one bids too high for one article he
is niore or less crippled in his bid for
trr:   next.
As an article is knocked down to a
bidder it must be opened for the company to see. and as your articles are
chosen with this in view, it is easy
to see thc laughter that will follow.
The articles should be merely trifles,
wilh an occasional "find" to stimulate the excitement of bidding, and
written catalogues in conundrum
form, without the solution heing written, add to the fun and give scope to
the auctioneer, as you will see when
he has excelled himself in praise of
a "bit rif old lace," which when purchased and Ihe package opened, resolves itself into a shoe lace. Here
is a list of articles and the conundrum  catalogue:
A  bit of old lace���shoe lace.
A portrait of Her Majesty, Queen
Victoria���an English copper penny.
Study in black and white���chalk
and coal.
Souvenir eef (he wedding day���rice.
The  traveller's guide���time table.
A fruit of disobedience���apple.
A  letter from  Hades���H.
A marble group���several marbles.
A pair of slippers���bit of orange
peel and banana skin.
A rnightv weapon���pen.
A bit of Indian jewellery���a bead
'I he first American���cent with Indian's  bead.
The most honored American���postage stamp with head of Washington.
A new writing machine���a new ren-
Emblem of confidence���scaling wax.
Hawthorne's masterpiece ��� Letter
A. painted scarlet.
The way to a girl's heart���Flowers
i or a box of candy.
he was fighting for self-control with
every ounce of strength in his body.
Outwardly he was as cool and self-
possessed as though engaged in a chat
with a friend.
Well, 1 dei," Hiekey went on truculently, "and what's more I ain't
afraid to say so! You're either a
plumb fool, Dave Morgan, or you're
Why don't you draw an' de-
u  K<
a   man?     D'yo
now  that  I  go
The Testing of Dave Morgan
AH Wind
"What kind of a man is Squire Simmons, anyway?"
"Well, I'll tell ye. You've seen
them snowstorms along airly in the
winter, when there's a good deal of
wind, but not much sleighing? That's
the sort he is."
Immorality and alcohol are largely responsible for the 250,000 insane
or feeble-minded people in the United
States, according to Prof. Geo. F. Can-
field, vice-president of the State's Aid
Society, who addressed the New York
national committee on mental hygiene.
Radical marriage laws, prohibiting the
mating of the unfit, were advocated.
(Continued from Page 5)
ranch office and approached the fore- j
man, who was adding up his cattle I
"Hilly," he asked quietly, without'
the least preface, "where do you iee- j
kon Hiekey is right now? At Nolan's?"
Peters looked up in some surprise.
"Yes," he assented, "that's where
he's been hangin' up lately. Why?
Y'ou ain't aiuiin' to start something.
are you, Dave?"
"That depends on him. I think I'll
ride down there and look things over,
Hilly.    Want to come along?"
The foreman dropped    his    tally-
book    and  sprang  tee  his  feet    with;
"I'd tell a man!" he growled, sup-j
pressing with difficulty a strong ilesire i
i" cheer.   "If 1  was you, Dave," he
added, "I'd go heeled.    Hickey's most
usually  half   full   al   Ihis   lime  eef  day
ami he's liable io be pretty ornery."
Without replying. Morgan enured
iln bunkhouse and returned in a mo-
ment wearing his belt and revolver,
Peters chuckled grimly:
"Hickey's friends, il he's ge.i any,
will be- bringing flowers by tliis time
tomorrow," lie said lo himself, as Ik
mounted his horse.
In ihe silence oi men wh" understand each olher, the two friends sei
eiiu toward town. Peters did not need
to ask questions. The look een Mor.
gan's lace was enough. The foreman
had seen that same grim expression
once before when they were following lhe trail of a gang of rustlers, and
he remembered what had happened
when they came up with their quarry.
Sam Hiekey was going to get all that
he deserved���promise or no promise.
When an hour later the two dismounted in front of Nolan's saloon
and stepped inside they found the
le>ng, narrow room occupied by about
half a dozen men. Some of these
were playing poker at a table in the
rear, while others were loungin^ or
drinking along the bar. Hiekey. a
big, round-shouldered fellow with
shifty eyes, stood at thc farther end
of the room, toying with an empty
whisky-glass. The most noticeable
tiling about him was that be w;ore
two guns strapped around his waist.
His face as calm and expressionless as bronze, looking neither tei right
nor left, Morgan walked steadily in
until he was only about six feet from
his enemy. Peters had stopped just
inside the door. He knew that his
friend was fully able to take care of
himself; but he intended to see that
the outsiders did not interfere. There
was a faint smile on his weatherbeaten
face as he hitched his revolver holster
out of a rut in his hip and hooked
his right thumb into his belt.
This smile became a noiseless
chuckle as he noticed the strained silence that fell upon the inmates of the
saloon when they recognized Morgan. They all instantly guessed what
ihe visit portended���the time had
come for Mickey to make good his
boast. Even the most hardened man
among them caught his breath sharply and began to edge toward the wall
in a stealthy attempt to get out of
range of stray bullets.
"Hello, Sam," Morgan greeted
casually, stopping and leaning one
elbow on  the bar.
Hickey's eyes blinked. At Morgan's
entrance, he had dropped his hands
until they rested close to the butts
of his six-shooters, otherwise he had
not moved. Now he seemed to hesitate.
"Hello." he retorted gruffly. at
length. It was apparent thai he had
consumed just liquor enough to be
in an ugly mood.
"Have a drink?''  Morgan  invited.
For an instant, dining whieh every
one "I  lhe onlookers held his  breath.
Hiekey was silent; then he accepted
curtly.    There would be lime enough
tee il - whal   In-  hael  in  mind  later  on,
.ml   Morgan's  attitude   puzzled   him.
Wil he ml     taking   Iheir   eyes     from
each   Other   'iu-  twb men  drank   what
ilu- bartender gave them, Then Mor
gan l""k a silver dollar from his pocket and paid feer lhe elrink
Hiekey watched him evilly. The
thing was gviiing een his nerves Morgan was not acting at all as lu expected he we>uld. There was a cold,
half-scornful glare in the former deputy's gray eyes that made Hiekey
feel   uneasy  in   spite  eif  himself.
"Well," he demanded, at length, afler what seemed hours of silence,
"what do you want? What's the
Morgan laughed softly. Producing
tobacco and papers, he slowly began
to roll a cigarette.
"Well, you heard me. didn't you?"
Hiekey burst out heatedly.
The other nodded and reached for
a match, but he made no audible re-
Hiekey almost choked. He was
rapidly fanning himself into a blaze of
fury, which, strangely enough, did
not appear to interest Morgan in the
least. He was deliberately lighting
his cigarette, when Hiekey straightened up and his hand flashed to one
of his guns. With a lightning motion
he drew and leveled it.
Morgan never even winked. Pinching out the match with steady fingers,
he gazed calmly into the muzzle of
the heavy weapon and puffed deeply
at bis cigarette.
"Caught you nappin', didn't I?" observed Hiekey. who, now that he had
his enemy covered, seemed to have
grown calmer. "I thought you was
some rapid on the draw, Morgan: but
you don't act like it. You're a bluff
���that's what you are! I've always
said it."
"Glad you think so. Hiekey." said
Morgan very quietly.
Not a soul in the room guessed that
fend yourself
think I'll let ye
you i" rights?"
t Morgan laughed easily. He saw
'"<��� other's intention and he had no
idea ..1 aiding it until he ��as ready
Mickey  eland  i���,i   ihoot   him  so long
���I- he made- ne. attempt to reach his
""n v.'.iimn. A rope and the near-
est tree would be Iln- bully's reward
ii lie committed a cold-blooded murder of lhat sort; but if the thing could
be- given the semblance of a fair fight
���if Morgan died wilh his gun in his
hand, Hiekey would be allowed to go
tree. Such is the ethics of lhe range-
"I've heard tell," Mickey continued,
"i an effort to drive his enemy desperate, "that you lost your nerve, an' 1
guess it's so. all right. You wouldn't
ot been fool enough to make that
crazy promise otherwise. Didn't know
I was hid around the corner of the
house that day, did you? But I was
an I heard the whole thing. Funny
how soft fellers like you will let a
we.man play with 'em! Love is a
dam cuneius thing. Like the small-
peex, once it gets hold of a man it
l'a\.s lis mark on him always. I
don t see. though, how a girl like "
"Stop!" Morgan still spoke in an
ordinary le.ne, but there was a rasping grate in his voice that had not
been there a minute before. "We'll
mention no names, Hiekey, if you1
please. This business is between us
"But if I don't please!" Hiekey re-1
teerted.   with   a   nasty   chuckle.      "I
knew that would get under your hide!
1    knew  you'd loosen    up     a/hen    1 '
brought her name into it.    you!
Why don't you light like a man- X'11
tell you why! Because you're afraid
���because  you're  a   coward!    That's!
Morgan   apparently   did  not  move,
but somehow the revolver on his hip
sprang from its holster into his hand.
I he first  thing Hiekey knew he was i
staring squarely into its muzzle.
"You   see,"   said   Morgan,   after   a
short pause, "I'm not as slow as you ;
thought.    1 drew after all.    Now why
don't you shoot, llickey?   You've still ''���
geet  me  covered  even   if  you  haven't!
g"t the 'shade' you had a second ago. ;
Go ahead���shoot!    If you do, I pro-'
mise you that you'll never know the !
result of yeiur shot, but tei a brave man
like you that won't matter.    Go ahead,
you   cowardly   dog!     Go   ahead   and'
slart   something,   or   else   drop    that1
gnu, quick!    If you don't, I'll take it,
away from you and beat you up with i
Hiekey wet his lips nervously. The:
thing he hail asked for had come. His
enemy had suddenly assumed the defensive. It was an even break now.
But the unwritten law of lhe cattle
country, if either man killed the other,
the killing would not be counted a
murder. Still, Hiekey could not
shoot. His gun was aimed squarely
at Morgan's head, but his trigger-
finger seemed suddenly to be paralyzed. The liquor in him, or something���he couldn't tell just what���
gripped at his vitals until he felt weak
and sick.
lie did not like the menacing look
in those cold gray eyes which faced
him so steadilv. They seemed to bore
into him like icicles. Great beads of
sweat appeared on his forehead and
ran slowly down his cheeks as he
stood there, grasping liis leveled gun
until his knuckles showed white under
their tan; but he did not shoot. All
at once something seemed to snap
in his brain���he staggered back, swore
weakly, and hi5 gun clattered on the
As the tensieiii broke and the beat-
] en man, cowed and helpless, shrank
| back against the bar, a man laughed
[harshly, another swore, and the carel-
players suddenly resumed their game
i It was all over now, and no one had
been hurt afler all.   Hiekey had mere.
ly been shown up for what he was���
! a coward.
With an exultant exclamation, Billy
Peters   sprang   forward   and   grasped
Morgan's hand.
"Cooei boyl" he said.   "You showed
ihe.- skunk up right' He- aron'l evei
peep again iu your presence. I always had a hunch he wouldn't stand
iln- add, It was better than killin'
j him. Dave, and you didn't have to
break your promise.    But what "
His jaw dropped and he gazed at
his friend's gun in astonishment. Then
lhe seized  it and spun   the  cylinder.
"Good God." he ejaculated, "it's
"Yes. llilly." Morgan admitted.
"Yeni see. I was afraid it might go
off if it was loaded. And, anyhow. T
always knew he was a skunk!"���Adventure.
We also have a nice assortment of SKATES.
You are not doing yourself
JUSTICE if you do not PAY
US A VISIT before buying.
Our prices arc right. Our
attention the verv best.
When you want a STOVE
or RANGE, get the benefit
of our long experience.
G. E. McBride & Co.
Sixteenth  and  Main  Street
Forty-ninth and Fraser Street
Phone : Fairmont 899
We have about fifty doors
in stock sizes that we want
to sell. We have too many
on hand, and have decided to
sell just fifty of them.
We Guarantee
every one of them. They will
not last long at the price
Call or Phone, Fair. 1659
*  *
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone :   Fsir.   1659
Hilton & Webster's
Headquarters    for    the    South    Hill
Football   Club.
An ideal place to spend a social hour.
More than seven months are required
to prepare the annual statistics of
facts regarding the use made by thc
people of thc Hritish Museum. Altogether 723,571 visitors entered its por.
tals last year, a decrease of 16.266 in
comparison with 1910. A large proportion of this number were tourists,
bent on seeing thc famous collections
of antiquities. Nine thousand availed
themselves of thc services of the official guide, provisionally installed last
year as an experiment. His services
have been so highly appreciated that
henceforward the official guide will be
always at the service of sightseers, a
fact particularly approved just now by
overseas visitors. But it is in thc
reading room that the interest of literary people centres, and proof of its
popularity is seen in the 223,404 visits
paid to it last year. The total number
of volumes supplied to readers was
just under a million and a half, exclusive of the twenty thousand volumes on the open shelves. It is still
one of the sights of London to see the
readers at their desks under the great
dome. Admission is by ticket, easily
obtained, and there are many students
who spend the whole of their time
within its walls.
Fraser Street, between 46th and 47th.
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 404
Order    Office :    3418    Commercial
Street,  Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining  car  terminus)
Terms Cash
The Government Additing Commissioner ot
the abore-named Municipality will hare hia
office open from 10 to 11  in the forenoon of
each day (except days on whieh the Public
Inquiry ia being held) for the purpose of
pawing accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner may be present and may make any
objection to such accounts as arc before thii
���SATURDAY,  LZZZsl'r.'Ai. 7,  19!.
ORCHARDS: Payments
extending over four years
and seven months, WITHOUT INTEREST. We pay
taxes and water rates.
Delivery at the end of five
years: A Bearing Orchard.
Payments, $100 cash, balance $120 per annum, equalling S6?0 per acre, all told.
Write us for any further
& Ritchie
510 Homer Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
Phone Sey 2940
��8gfcj THIS IS AN 010 ONE BUT-
"Mike.  I  am going t'i make you a
preii nt nf this pig"
"Ah, sure; an' 'tis    just    like   you,
* *    *
"My  wife and myself are trying to
get  up a  list  of club magazines.  By
laking three yem gei a discount"
"How are yeiu making out"'''
"Well, we can get one that  I  don't
want, anil CMC that she doeitl't want,
and one lhat neith'-r wants feer $2.25."
��    ��    ��
Me ether Could not understand why
Jimmy should openly declare he
"couldn't bear" Great-Aunt  Maria.
"When she is always so nice to you,"
reproached mother, "and always pats
you on the head I"
"Huh���with her knuckles!" scoffed
* *       *
A little girl remarked to her mamma on going to bed, "I am not afraid
of lhe dark."
"No, of course not," replied her
"I  was a little afraid once, when  I
I went into the pantry to get a tart."
"What were you afraid of?"
I    "I   was  afraid   I   couldn't   find  the
I tarts.".
A doctor was attending a dangerous
lease where a Scotch butler was engaged. On calling in the forenoon
he said to Donald: "I hope your
master's temperature is much lower
today than it was last night."
"I'm no sae very sure aboot that,"
replied the butler, "for he dee'd this
* +    *
"You have left the name of the
author off the programme," the stage
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manager  ventured   to  suggest.
"What's the author's name!'" asked
lhe manager with the thick moustache
and the double chin.
"William  Shakespeare."
"Friend of yours, eh? All right,
give him all the credit there is. Put
down een the programme, 'Words and
music by William Shakespeare'"
* *    *
A tourist who had been caught in
a severe storm up in the highlands
congratulated himself, after finding a
solitary cottage, on being asked to
stay overnight.
After dining, while wearing a suit
of the guidman's clothes till his own
were dry. he met the mistress on the
stairs with a broom in her hand, and
she, mistaking the- stranger for her
husband, gave him a thump on the
head with thc broom, remarking,
"That's for askin' the man to stay a'
* *    *
Miss Elizabeth Marbury, the dramatic agent of New York, said at the
Colony Club the other day:
"It is an error to think that the intellectual girl is dowdy. Look at the
girl graduates about you. Those with
the highest marks wear usually the
nicest frocks. I said one day to a
i Bryn Mawr girl:
"'How beautiful your pannier gown
fits, dear. I thought you grave and reverend seniors were above such trifles?'
" 'Oh, no,' she said. 'Wc all believe
here   in    the    survival    of    the   best
* *   *
While playing golf at a fashionable
country club near the American national capital a certain federal official
had  thc misfortune  to play an  espe
cially vigorous stroke at the precise
moment when a dilapidated looking
colored man crossed the edge of the
course. The result was that the ball
struck the negro and rendered him insensible for a time. When he regained consciousness a $5 bill was
pretied into his hand by the golfer.
"Thank you, boss," said the injured
man, after an examination e.f the bill.
"Y\ hen is yo' gwine to be playin' heah
agin', sah?"
* *    ��
It was in a little country town in the
west of hugland, says the Bristol
"Mirror," and Mr. Goodman, excelled
citizen and kind-hearted man, allowed
himself to be chosen Mayor for the
fourth time. After the event, he met
Mr. Jones, one of his warmest admirers, who shook him heartily by
lhe- hand.
"I'm right sorry, Mr. Mayor," said
the worthy man, "they've putten on
you the tremble of officiating for an-
either term, with all your many calls
and worries of business; a far worse
man would have suited us���but that
was just the trouble. Wc couldn't
find him���and it's my opinion as he
ain't to be found."
* *    ��
"I came, sir, in answer to your advertisement in last night's paper. You
said you wanted to employ a man who
was a total stranger to fear."
"Are you a brave man?"
"I am, sir. I have given proof of
my courage in many parts of the
"I have faced bullets in Mexico and
machetes in Cuba."
"I helped defend the missionaries
against the Boxers, and I was present
at the siege of Port Arthur."
"I have fought the infuriated walrus
of Baffin Bay and the maddened bull
elephant of Central Africa, and I went
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"You seem to bc the man I want.
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door simultaneously.
*    *    *
A dentist was filling a lady patron's
back teeth. When he had finished
with the first tooth he handed the lady
a hand-mirror that she might see the
result for herself. Then he went on
with his task, repeating the performance with the mirror after each tooth
was filled. Finally, when the job was
completed and she had handed back
the mirror with  thanks, he said:
"Well, madam, how do they look to
"How do what look to me?" she
"Why, the teeth I just filled."
"Oh, I forgot about the teeth," she
exclaimed, reaching for the hand-glass.
"Well, what wcre you looking at
each time I gave you the mirror?"
"My hair."
��   *   *
The grocer's son was a bright boy-
brighter for his age than anyone else
in thc village���and a prosperous
career was predicted for him. Indeed,
the examiner at his school found him
a singularly apt pupil.
"Where docs cutlery come from?"
asked the examiner.
"From Sheffield, sir," the boy answered.
"Good���very good, and where does
lace come from?"
"Brussels, sir."
"Good again, very, very good," ex.
claimed the examiner. "Now, where
does coffee come from?"
"Ah, you can't catch me," retorted
the boy, shaking his head. "I ain't
goin' to tell you that."
"Why not, pray?" answered the inspector in surprise.
"Why not?" said the boy, with a
knowing wink. "Because it's a secret
of the trade."
*   *   *
The steamer was on the point of
leaving, and the passengers lounged
on the deck and waited for the start.
At length one of them espied a cyclist
in the far distance, and it soon became evident that he was doing his
level best to catch the boat.
Already the sailors' hands were on
the gangways, and the cyclist's chance
looked small indeed. Then a sportive
passenger wagered a sovereign to a
shilling that he would miss it. The of,
fer was taken, and at once the deck became a scene of wild excitement.
"He'll miss it."
"No; he'll just do it."
"Come onl"
"He won't do it."
"Yes, he will. He's done it. Hurrah!"
In the very nick of time the cyclist
arrived, sprang off his machine, and
ran up the one gangway left.
"Cast off!" he cried.
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Hy the way, the magnatei in the
East arc turning bandtpringt in their
efforti to uturc ihe public thai thc
interests of Lichtenhein arc centered
in the Wanderers Club only and that
he lias no interests in eilhcr of the
Te.reeniei clubs. After the regular
meeting of the National Hockey As-
lociation, Mr. Percy Quinn, e,f the
Toronto!, made the emphatic itste-
ment that Lichtenhein did ne.t own
eellC Cent Of Stuck ill either tllC Tel-
re mte,s or the Tccunisclis. This wai
designed to s.-t righl a statement made
bj Fred Taylor in which be is claimed
tee   have   asserted   that   he   would   not
accept Toronto'! offer, because he <Ii��� 1
neet care tej be shipped about tlie country at the will of Lichtenhein, who,
he saiel, controlled neet only the Wanderers, but one of the Toronto clubs
as well.
Mr. Lichtenhein evidently is coming iii feer a great deal of publicity not
only at the Coast but in the East.
Probably Percy Quinn's statement
was designed to allay the public not
only at the Coast, but to act as a little
chloroform tei the sport followers in
the Eait.
The dire things which are promised
to thc Patrick Brothers, who had the
temerity to secure what players they
thought they required to give the
Ceeast the best hockey in the world,
by the magnates in the East are appalling. Just harken to this calamity
Mst which evidently was prepared with
all the cunning of a Lichtenhein, and
then ring the bell for sackcloth and
The N.H.A, does neit propose to allow the Pacific Coast League to raid
the Eastern teams without a "come
back." The contracts which the
N.H.A. players signed were drawn by
the legal adviser of the association in
Montreal. They arc specially devised
to enable thc N.H.A. to protect itself
and its clubs against such action as
has been taken by the Coast League
clubs and the players who have jumped to those organizations.
Test cases will be made of the action of Prodgers and Oatman of thc
Quebec team, who are now en route
to British Columbia after accepting
terms and signing contracts with the
club of the Ancient Capital. A clause
is inserted providing for the forfeiture
of $1,000 for thc violation of each
Contract. As soon as Prodgers and
Oat man play one game for the Vancouver team action will be taken
against I hem. The salaries of the men
will he garnished, but the responsibility will rest with the Patricks,
We have no doubt that when the
Patrick Brothers get into touch with
this information they will feel constrained to make a present of a whohj
team to Lichtenhein and others. Such
unheard of conduct on their part
needs some explaining, especially in
thc East where such a thing as contract-jumping is viewed with right-
eous horror. Really, some one should
give the Patrick Brothers a severe
*      ei.      *
It is always interesting to note how
many persons come to the front to
claim the discovery of any athlete who
leaps into prominence. Hugh Bcdient,
who more or less soared to fame in
the late world's series, is now the iobject of the Christopher Cplutnbuses.
It has been related how R. J. Schumacher discovered Bcdient and paid
him $1.50 to pilch a game for the War.
ren, Pa., team, Now comes E. E. Clcp-
per, manager of the Sharon, Pa., club,
wdio says he walked two miles lo a
farm where Bcdient lived, but tailed
tee land him, as he could not persuade
his parents tei allow their son te> take
up professional ball.
Clepper's story goes about like this:
One day the Sharon Club was playing
an exhibition game at Conneaut Lake,
when a Meadville, Pa., man t��� ��� !<I him
about Bcdient. Clepper hustled to
Falconer, X.N'., and walked two miles
to the farm. (Why he walked instead
eif driving isn't apparent, unless the
Sharon Club was as hard un for money
as for players). Bcdient was only 19,
and his parents refused lo allow him
lei leave home, but the yeiung (wirier
promised that when he did gel ready
for professional ball he would give
Clepper first crack.
Bcdient meantime pitched some
goeid semi-pro. ball for the Johnstown
Club. About that time there was a
great rivalry in Greenville between
semic eif the industrial clubs. The
manager of the Tube Mill team heard
of Bcdient anil engaged him tee twirl
a game against  the Carnegie Club.
He was told that if he won the game
lie would bc paid $25, and if lie lost
lie would get only $10. Needless to
say he won the game 5 to 0. He had
fourteen strikeouts and only allowed
a couple of hits.
But Clepper did not get Bcdient after all. Jess Bprkett was scouting for
promising young plavers, and he heard
eif Bcdient. He made an offer which
the Sharon Club could not meet, and
Bcdient signed with Burkett's team
in the New England League.
He developed rapidly and soon after
became the property of the Sox.
>   t   *
In an interesting account of the life
of the Prince of Wales at Oxford,
the London "Field" states that the
Prince is very good at football, but
that he is likely to distinguish himself
even more as a long-distance runner.
The writer says:
Every one at Oxford is glad to see
how thoroughly the Prince of Wales
is enjoying the life of an ordinary undergraduate and entering into so
many different forms of sport. He
rides regularly, generally in thc company of Major Cadogan and that of
other undergraduates, in Nuneham
Park, and no doubt it will not be long
before he is seen, like his father and
his grandfather, in the hunting field;
but for the present his time seems so
fully occupied that he may postpone
a close acquaintance with hunting
until a somewhat later date. Consid-
erinr his light weight, he is quite a
good football player, and at the association game has played five times for
the   second   eleven   at   Magdalen   and
three times for the first eleven.
But it i-, of course, at long-distance
running that he is more likely tej make
his mark than at anything else, and,
after hii experiences e,n the Dartmouth bills he has hael no trouble al
all in holding a ^' ������ "1 place wiih the
beagh - �� hi never he hai bei n oul with
them.   In facl if be continued t'e show
bil  preienl   form and  were  ever able
10   find   i ���   to   train,   we   might   in.!
have le, look much farther fe.r a fir-,1 -
rate English representative in Berlin.
He also intends to take Up lhe Royal
game ..I" real tennis, anil he will have
every opportunity of doing >������ at Ox.
ford, In fact, his keenness ami excellence- in >p.,ri ami his hearty aii
jpreciation of die possibilities of undergraduate life are most satisfactory iu
I every way.
*       *       t
The International Olympic Committee perists in its very proper altitude of refusing to recognize the
Amateur Athletic Union of the United
States so long as the Uniejn remain!
in the control of the trade, and the
American members of the committee
are gentlemen who do not represent
and are not connected with the A.A.U,.
I says the "Toronto Globe." The pro-
Ipoaal at the annual meeting of the
latter body a few days ago to appoint
delegates to a meeting to make recommendations to thc Olympic Committee, in the matter of a standard pro-
gramme and a standard amateur definition was given out as part of a plan
to form an international federation
for thc control of the Olympic Games,
but it is nothing of the kind. The
Olympic Committee is such a federation, and the A.A.U. tradesmen cannot
break in. The Amateur Athletic
Union e.f Canada is represented on thc
committee, another sore spot with the
Xew Ve,rk combination. Canada has
had n.. relations with the United
States body since the failure eel Mr.
Sullivan's efforts to disrupt organized
authority in this country.
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Newsy   Lalon
Who made dc mos' money  of all de
Newsy Lalon���
Who   bol    etc   becg   ban'   in   dc   beeg
.Newsy   Lalon���
Who play  la lacrosse in de East, in
de West?
And   play   de   hockey     s jiuc     too,   1
An' stick all de proceed away in hees
Newsy Lalon.
Who  sign  all  de  contract   in   all   de
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Newsy   Lalon���
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Xcwsv Laleeii���
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And   sign   four   live   eeilier   all   in   de
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Ami   niak'   all   dc   inauagci   hair   (urn
gray ?
Newsy Lalon,
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by far?
Ncwiy Lalon���
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lied  by  gar!'
Newsy Lalon���
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An'  pass  all  de  Gifford  like  cannon
Sacrc!  dc bes' man  in  ele  world da's
Xewsy Lalon.
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Ke.liert W. Service's new book nf
verse, "Rhymes of a Rolling Stone,"
has just been published by William
Briggs, Toronto. And let e,ur first
word eef praise bc (his���thc new Service poems are as good as thc "li!
ones. They are the real "Sourdough"
It was in 1907 that "Songs of a
Sourdough"   maele    every   Canadian
leader sil up and sense (he facl (hat
at last a native writer was giving us
verse jumping with life instead 'if the
eel,I piffle concerning shady nooks and
babbling broeeks, ami sieh-like jaded
fancy's flowers aboul "this Canada of
It was in 1909 thai lhe young Yuk.,11
poet followed up with "Ballads of a
Cheeciiako." And before we read them
lome eef us did feel like ihe man who,
when he heard Isn Maclaren was writing a sequel lo "Thc Bonnie Briar
Bush," went tei him wilh (ears in his
eyes lo implore him not lei do 11, fearing il wouhl prove an ami climax, But
Service "came back" Willi lhe "Ballads." lie missed some lackles and
fumbled considerably with his s(eery,
"The Trail e.f Ninety-Eight." But he's
over thc line for a Carlisle Indian
touchdown with "Rhymes of a Rolling
Thc book has some new and vivid
northland pictures like "The Spell of
the Yukon" and others in his former
volumes. It has some more good
stories in verse well up with "The
Cremation of Sam McGec." It introduces to us Barb-Wire Bill, "with
insides ceippcr-lincd, for 'barb-wire'
was thc brand of 'hooch' to which he
meist inclined"; to Chewed-Ear Jenkins, Athabaska Dick, and other characters as interesting in their way as
Dangerous Dan McOrcw, Blasphemous Bill Mackie, and the other picturesque Sourdoughs.
Thc new poems are as vital as the
old. with the old swing, and as rich in
original metaphor. And in this book-
Mr. Service does not lapse into the
merely theatrical, as he has occasionally done; nor has he included any
considerable number of commonplace
bits of sentiment-fillers, off his own
key of expression.
The best poem in the book is one
entitled "Sunshine."    It begins:
Flat as a drum-head stretch thc haggard snows;
Thc  mighty  skies  are  palisades  of
The  stars arc blurred;    the    silence
grows and grows;
Vaster arid vaster    vaults  the icy
Here a man dowers in his lonely
cabin  beside  his  dead  wife���his  lost
"Sunshine." lie dreams his last
dreams, ami with the mornim; his
spirit c-e<- oul 'O bc wilh hers. This
poem i~ --ii -i liic.li plane, anel in it
there are fragments of lyric beauty
which Mr. Service has hitheeto
scarcely matched*    I'or example-, thisy
G'eel made a heart of gold, of gold,
Shining and sweet ami true;
i'..e\ 1   11 a In mn- eii fairest mould,
Blest it. anil called it���You.
God nave iln- rose ns grace   >i glow,
Ami ihe lark in radiant glee;
But better than all. 1 know, I know,
God gave yen. Heart, 10 mc.
These new rhymes of Service also
include some of ihe hot speci-
meni lu- has yel gii 1 n us ni his ability
'to enforce a Mi -.1 lound philosophy
through ilu- medium of an idea which
is telling i"-e-.,u-, ii 1- -..I coarse ami
which yei. paradoxically, leaves no
suggestion of coarseness, by r< aion of
its lincerity and humor Pew writers,
for instance, would venture to liken
I the ieleali-l lo a i.-iiM-. who ihe-* happy
having   fulfilled  his  elesirc  10  live  in
j thc  bead   of  a   eiueen'     Bul   Service
j does it. and "eels away with il."
Then   ther.-   il   Service's   talent   for
driving home a religious truth by profanity, so to lav. This he dors very
effectively in "Thc Junior Cod," a
characteristic  little poem.
Thai Service can do these things
mark:- him as being more than clever
���as having a spark of genius. This
has been duly recognized by the Canadian people, who have bought two
hundred thousand conies of his boeiks
I of verse and who will buy many more
thousand copies of his new volume.
Xews comes from Russia eif a remarkable series of frauds in the drug
trade that has just been exposed in
I that country. The swindlers had a
large factory at Odessa, with offices
and a completely organized system of
distribution, and probably others as
yet undiscovered are in existence.
The bottle used had labels in imitation of those employed by an eminent German firm. Bottle labelled
"Xeroform" (a disinfecting compound) contained a mixture made
chiefly of bricks; "sirolin" was sweetened and colored water, and other
drugs were imitated with soap, lime
and dyes. Quinine, phenacetine and
numerous similar medicaments were
all represented by common table salt.
Inquiry showed that 58 per cent, of
all Russian drug stores that were examined sold more or less of these
falsified products, although in many
cases the adulterations were not so
gross as those described above. The
business of the Odessa factory alone
is said to amount to a million dollars,
and the end is not yet. EIGHT
Electric Household Appliances
Appropriate Christmas Gifts
They are
I.eeeik   OVW   tlllS    Hst
Immersion Boilers
Utility Outfits
Chxfthg Pishes
All are operated from an ordinary household socket
Electric Ranges
Heating Discs
Coffee Percolators
Washing Machines
Warming Pads
Foot Warmers
Electric Irons
Carrall &
1138 Granville Street
(Near Davie)
%GHrtm LADY of we HOUSE
The undersigned having severed all connection with the firm of
Simmons & Senecal, at 4140 Main Street, I beg to announce to my
numerous friends and patrons that I have opened Dressmaking
Parlors at Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, where I will be
pleased to welcome old and new customers.
Findlay Block, Suite A, Main Street, South Vancouver.
South Vancouver
Subdivision of Portion Block 15, D. L. 330 and 331
Fronting on River Road and Sixty-ninth Avenue. Prices
$450 each lot and up. Terms, fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18
River and B. C. Electric Railway frontage, 89.57; Victoria
Drive frontage, 187.84. Price $9,000. Terms, $1,000 cash, balance over three and a half years.
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Corner Pender and Seymour Streets
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For  Sale  Purchased
A fine lot to choose from���all in
fine  condition
Keeler's Nurseries
Fifteenth Avenue and Main Street
High Cost of Living
One step in the right direction is to equip
your home with a Pease "Economy" Furnace. The furnace without a rival. If your
heating plant needs overhauling, ring us up
Hodgson Plumbing & Heating Co.
1136 HOMER ST. PHONE : SEY. 2412
Highest-class Groceries
Seeded Raisins   three 16-oz. packages $0.25
Bleached Sultanas, very choice  per lb. 0.15
Currants, fine cleaned    per lb 0.10
New Peel, mixed, per lb. 0.20
Libby's Mince Meat per lb. 0.20
Monk & Glass Dainties two packages 0.25
Chivers' Lemon Curd  pint jar 0.40
Chi vers' New Jams 2-lb. tins 0.40
Mcintosh Red Apples per box 1.25
Coffee, Our Own Blend per lb. 0.40
26th Avenue and Main Street
Fairmont 784
Shopping as a  Business
Already is tlu- trite woman giving
tlleellgllt     tei     1rT     CliriStlliaS     flopping.
Tliemgii the may neet begin as yet tn
hunt the slieips tei purchase Christmas
gilts, the is at least cluing that which
is half nf ihopping���making up her lists
eii holiday gifts, an elastic list, subject tee addition! ami subtractions, hut
a fairly reliable guide tee the actual
wurk  iif choice ami  purchase.     Te>
shopping,  as  Iii every  either  function
nf her life, the woman nf wisdom or
who is seeking wisdom, gives careful forethought.
Shopping isn't ami sheiuld nut be an
urgy. It isn't designed as a public performance, at which the foolish fling
away their cash. It should not be
regarded in the light eif a diversion. It
is, when it serves the proper end, as
seiber and serinus a business as purchasing the winter's coal. Why do we
shop? To supply ourselves with necessities and to purchase the luxuries
we know we can affeird. Before setting
out on a shopping expedition we
should heilcl close communion with
What are these necessities of ours?
Two tailor suits, a house gown and a
dinner dress? Very well, then, let us
not bring home one tailor suit and
three evening gowns. We decide that
the tailor suits should be dark, the
evening gown light, and the teagown
medium color. If there arrive at
our home sejon after our return one
white tailor suit, one grey tailor suit,
and a black evening gown and a cream
colored evening gown, something is
wrong with our calculations or ourselves. We have not trained ourselves
to know what we want and have the
courage of our wants. We have probably gone shopping with a neighbor
and have bought for ourselves what
she would have liked for herself. Thc
result is that wc wear the ill-chosen
winter wardrobe, doing penance in the
humility of spirit. Or we give the
mischosen garments to servants and
buy others, laying the weight of our
thoughtlessness and extravagance on
undeserving shoulders,
The late David Graham Phillips; the
author, who remained a bachelor chiefly because lie thought women undeveloped creatures who had no idea eif the
weight and moment of a dollar, and
would never have such idea until they
earned these dollars, advised a woman
to make two shopping tours for every
important article she bought: "Don't
buy without going to all the shops to
see where you can buy the best article
of the sort for the least money," was
the substance eif his advice. "Then go
home and think it over and go back
and buy where you can make the best
Another good method is to become
so  well  acquainted  with  that  shop
which you know is distinguished for
Ihe best goods of one kind, which for
another. A third is to choose a sheep
where all things considered you can
do the best in all articles and cleave
unto that.
Dem't go shopping until you have
carefully thought nut what you need.
1 li en buv for yourself, not for your
Buy for quality not for quantity.
Belter a wardrobe with three well-
made serviceable gowns, than one
crowded with a variety of shoddy, i
showv frocks. Choose clothes as
friends for their wearing qualities.
* *    *
Language of the Handkerchief
It may not be generally known that
a handkerchief language exists which
is extremely simple, as well as being
the language of exceeding excellence
for the leiver.    Here it is:
Should a man or damsel press the
handkerchief against the lips, it signifies that they wish to become acquainted with eme another. To let it
fall is a stage further, and means,
"Shall we be friends?" If held lo the
right cheek "N'ei." But sheiuld either \
hold it in b"lh bauds, it simply shows
However, by holding it in the left
hand, the lady wdio does not wish to
gei any further in the matter, speaks.
though dumbly, the words, "I wish to
get   rid   eif   you."     dr.   em   the   either,
hand, if she fields the dainty bit of
cambric, it signifies ber wish lei speak.
Again, she may hold il at the opposite
comers, which means just, "Wail!"
By throwing it oyer her right shoulder
she gives permission to be followed,
Rubbing it against the cheek is a
declaration of beve, while drawing il
through the hands is one of intense
dislike. Wrapping it round the finger
betokens an engagement; round the
middle finger, marriage.
* *    *
Kitchen Conveniences That Cost
The young housekeeper will find it
very helpful if she will start in with
certain little conveniences around the
I kitchen. At first, while the he'timekeeping is small and simple, she might
feel she was only giving hers.lf extra
trouble; but  once acquire  the habit
land there will assuredly be a saving
of time and nerves as housekeeping
cares increase. A kitchen slate, fo.
instance, tee hold a receerd eif the things
tei be done during the elay. The lisl
j can be completed in a couple of inin-
lUtes,  anel   il   is   surprising   Imw   much
can he accomplished if work is laid
A supply eef blotters���just the eerdin.
ary des!; blotting papers���should have
a place mi  the kitchen shelf.
If grease spatters on clothing, floor,
or linen, a blotter on hand and quickly
applied���the edge or curuer���the
greater part of the grease will be absorbed. Blotting paper applied to new
fruit stains will have the same effect.
A blank he ink, in which tei paste
clippings of recipes, methods of cleaning, or anything relating to kitchen
lore, will be very helpful���if nut at
that time, then afterwards. Many persons make clippings with the intention
of making use of the matter contained
in them, but when the time comes
when they are wanted it is not always
possible to locate them.
Have a bag of cheesecloth hanging
behind the door to receive all the
paper bags, also tissue paper coming
into the house. The former are useful rubbing lamp chimneys, wiping off
thc stove, or grease spots. The bags
can then be burned. Tissue paper is
excellent for polishing mirrors, windows,  etc.
The oiled paper that comes over
butter can be used feer papering cake
tins, while that which comes from the
inside of cracker boxes is good feir a
dozen different things���for instance,
cheese may be kept moist by wrapping
in  this paper, also sandwiches.
If the cake is getting brown too
quickly covering wdth waxed paper
wil! check it.
Sheets of wrapping paper will save
labor very often. One can use it to
prepare chickens on for the oven, mil
crackers, pare apples, or slice bread,
when the paper can be rolled up and
dropped into the garbage pail.
Newspapers laid upon the floor before an open grate when taking out the
ashes will save the carpet .considerably, and one lighted when shaking
down a grate will carry the dust up
the chimney.
These little conveniences do not cost
a cent, but once they are put in their
value is sure to be appreciated.
The grocery list with pencil attached should find a place in every kitchen and can often be had from the
grocer feir the asking.
A common slate and pencil will answer the purpose equally well.
A baking powder can will make a
soap shaker if a few holes are punched
in the bottom.
Lard pails are useful feer Storing
sugar, ceiffee, rice, etc.
A thick raft mat al Ihe sink or kitchen table will tie a comfort to the
feet. It will also prevent draughts
coming through the cracks there may
be in the floor.
A bowl of quicklime placed in a
dam]) pantry or closet will not only remove dampness, but tend In absorb
odors. Many a housekeeper thinks the
odor results from neglect, and cleans
more than is real IV necessary. Let
her  try  lhe  quicklime.
* If! *
To Clean Decanters
All easy way tei clean decanters or
bottles with small necks is to chop
a potato into small pieces. Put these
into lhe decanter wilh warm water
and shake vigorously up and down
When the glass begins to shine empty
out the potato and rinse several limes
with cold water.
The Recall
The little man with lhe big glasses
wanted tei talk peilitics. When the man
silling beside him in lhe sireet car
turned a page eif the newspaper he was
reading, lie began,
"Dei you happen t'i be fur the recall
of judges?"
Me?" yelped ihe other, win
had jusl been reading the spoiling
pages. "Xaw! I'm for the recall of
Captured   Her
Here is a copy of a communication
sent by a yeiung man iu Manchester
recently to a young lady at Liverpool.
It was typewritten, and it resulted iu
a wedding shortly afterwards:
2 lovers sat beneath the shade,
And 1  un 2 the other said:
"How 14 8 that you be 9,
Have smiled upon this suit of mine.
I' 5 a heart it palps for you;
Your voice is mil 6 melody;
'Tis sweet to he your loved 1 2.
Say, O nymph, wilt marry me?"
She, lisping, said, "Y, 131y."
The Best Procurable
Special Shipment Arrived
Beautifully Illustrated Catalogue with full cultural
directions free on request.
(Successors to Royal Nurseries, Ltd.)
Phone Seymour 1892
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The Popular Route to the���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W.  BRODIE,  Gen. Pass Agent,  Vancouver.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. O. Smith, C. P. 4 T. A.
Phone :  Sey. 7100
W. E. Duperow, G. A. P. D
527 Granville Street
Wine Saps
$1.35 per Box
S1.25 per Box
"The   Home  eif  the   fanieeus  Ayrshire   Bacon."
The Robertson-Godson Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Plumbers' Supplies, Water Works
Supplies, Corporation Brass Goods.
572 Beatty Street
We have the latest machinery for the manufacture of doors and
sashes.   Wc make them any size and any style to suit purchaser.
Our aim is to please every patron, and our work is of the best.
We are prepared to do work at the shortest notice. Let us give you
an estimate.   Our prices are right.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
For Christmas flowers in the house, plant the
following bulbs now :
Roman Hyacinths, 35c per doz.; $2.65 per 100.
Paper White Narcissus, 25c per doz.; $1.75 per
Freesias, 10c per doz.; 75c per 100.
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
Phone Sey. 988 and 5727
"A South Vancouver Industry"
Campbell Road Station
On the Eburne-Westminster Tram
(Foot of Inverness Street)
Phone Fraser 57 L P.O. Box 16
Let me figure your bills. Open Evenings.
Geo. B. Howard,
Main  and   Harris
['hone : Sey. 7012
lu ��� I'l.iv e,f Canada and the K.VW.M 1'
B)  David BcImcu and Win  C De Mille
PRICKS : :.ic. ,15c. and 5Cc
MATINEES 25c any scat
*-"''*    PtftY HOUSES"
Pianos! Organs!
We  have   several   good  Organs,   variety  of  stops   at   S.V;.
$45, and up,
?3(X) Piano, mahogany case, only $ 195
$400  Piano, excellent  instrument, unly     225
S750 Mayer Piano, all Improvements, best make, quite new
only        465
Phone: Sevmour 2.S32. Near Davie.
The Imperial Theatre
Having demonstrated tlipiugh the
success "i "Alias Jimmy Valentine,"
"The Deep Purple." and "Tlie Grey.
hound" his ability tei ��rite entertain*
ingly eef the conditions met with in
the lives eif "the submerged tenth,"
Paul Armstrong baa again proven thai
the play of type- i- always welcome
tee theatre-goers tin-.hkIi the over,
whelming success achieved with Ids
latest drama, "A Romance nf the I 'n-
derworld," in which be will present
Holbrook Blinn al the Imperial
Theatre' tlir��i- nights, commencing
Thursday, December 12.
I flawless, and Vancouver ia t'i be congratulated on possessing a management and a company capable of pre>-
ducing and interpreting in such a
superb manner a play ol tln-
I'.ve rye i m the I""!! cast acquitted
themselvei admirably, hut interest naturally centred e,n Marion Ruckert,
the new leading lady at the- Avenue,
and �� ho made he i local debul in tbe
famous emotional role of Mrs. Dane
It was an instanl and unqualified
- ii e ess, I Ine of tin- youngest leading women in America, she lias beauty,
eeeiiili.     talent   and.   above   all   that.
magnetic, winning personality, with-
How  About Those  Photographs
Promised Last Christmas?
You don't hesitate to say that you trade there. We aim to make
this store such that our patrons will be glad to recommend it to
their friends.
Finest New Dates   2 lb.  for $0.25
California Money, With Comb pint jar 0.35
Dill Pickles per dozen 0.25
Davies' Mince Meat  3-lb. pails 0.40
Highland Creamery Butter the pound 0.40
Ashcroft Potatoes the sack 1.25
Sweet Gherkin Pickles the bottle 0.35
Gold Bar Fruits 3-lb. tins 0.30
Carr's Imported  Biscuits    the pound 0.15
Krisco Imported Biscuits the tin 0.35
Shivers' Jelly���Bramble and Currant, in glass   0.35
Monk and Glass Custard Powder    large tin 0.25
If you cannot come to the store yourself, let us know and our
traveller will call on you.
rraSer    fit    lTl&CLCtUl, Phone:   Fairmont 784
Burnaby's Banks and Braes
(Continued frmn Page 2)
in dally opened by Mrs. Weart, wile
of Reeve Weart. An orchestra -vr.s
mi hand, and during the afternoon
and evening enlivened the proceedings with sweet music.
The prize winners were as follows :
I read, Mrs. Disney; fruit cake, Mrs.
i lay; layer cake, Mrs. Jackman: best
decorated cake, Mrs. Meh'ec; pies, Mrs.
I'uttick; small cakes, children under
15 years, Miss Jean Shand. Another
tabic contained children's weirk, and
still another containing wooden ware,
ihe handiwork of Mr, A. Wedge. Several contests were held, one for the
handsomest man In   Burnaby, which
as awarded t" M. II. Sworder, while|
I i:   daughter,   Miss     Sworder     was
ccorded the honor < >i being the most
popular young lady. About S--^1 was
the  net   proceeds   of  the   day.   which
ill in- highly appreciated   by   the
1 "lies.
a   ���' ;#
The School Board have begun work
clearing Block 10, D. L, % preparatory tee building an up-he-date school
in the near future.
��    *    *
The Hnard of Trade have invitations issued for a grand ball to he
held in Gray's Hall on Thursday
evening next.
*       1,        *
The Ladies' Aid of Gordon Presbyterian Church will hold a bazaar
and sale of work on Saturday next.
will be built hy Mr. Geo. Leaf, next
to his store on Sixth Street, while
Mr, T. D. Coldicutt is calling for ten-
eleis for all addition tei his block on
Thirteenth Avenue, to be used as a
+       ef       *
Mr, ami Mrs. Chas. Sprott left last
week tn spend the winter in California,
where it is hoped that the balmy sea
breezes will have a beneficial effect on
Mrs. Spruit's health.
*   ��    *
Mr. G. Askey, Edmunds, is arranging to leave shortly for his old
home in Yorkshire, England, where
he will spend the winter. He intends returning with Mrs. Askey in
thc spring.
Burnaby Briefs
Mr. B. Wilder has disposed of the
Maple Leaf Grocery, Edmonds, to
Messrs. Medill and Gray, who are enlarging their stock and intend running
it in- nn up-to-date manner. Their
auto delivery certainly looks businesslike.
* *    *���
Messrs. C. B. and W. Patterson
and T. Cope returned on Monday last
from a hunting trip to Nanaimo. They
brought back a fine deer as the result of their trip.
e��        *        *
Messrs. Warner, Bangs & Co. report the sale of thirty-three lots in
East Burnaby to a Manitoba resident.
* *   *
Mrs. Burg, Chatham Street, nearly
lost her home by fire on Wednesday
last. The timely assistance of some
men who happened to be working
nearby alone saved both house- and
contents. The damage will amount
to about $100. There was no insurance.
*   *   *
East Burnaby will soon be sporting two billiard and pool rooms.  One
New Westminster Briefs
Anna McDonald,  leading woman wit
the Underworld," at the Imperial
Il Holbrook Blinn, in "A Romance of
Theatre, December 12, 13 and 14
There are two points that generally characterize an Armstrong play,
The first of these is his success in
making his characters carry instant
conviction, He also has the knack
of carrying real human beings to the
other s'ide of the footlights. The second point that may be looked feir in
the plays of this justly celebrated
playwright is the "punch." The word
"punch." in its dramatic connection,
probably has nol yet found ils way
into any bonk of dramatic technique,
but it means a big climax or a thrill
that has something "I* dramatic value
behind It, In advertising "A Romance
of the Underworld" as "another play
with a punch." Paul Armstrong obviously alludes tn liis either great success. "Alias Jimmy Valentine," which
culminates in an exciting safe-opening
scene that helped !>��� keep ii on Broadway for two years.
t    *. f
Avenue  Theatre
"Mrs.   Dane's   Defence"     takes     il-
place at once as one of the greatest
out which no actress can ever become
really great.
I!er work in this most exacting role
Was wonderfully fine and satisfying,
and is accepted with genuine pleasure
as an earnest eif the good tilings to
come from this remarkable young
actress. Miss Corley, another new
addition te> the Lawrence Company,
appeared as Lady Eastney, and emphatically made good. She is fair to
loeik at, and an actress of intelligence
and charm. Del Lawrence as Sir
Daniel Carteret, surprised even his
warmest admirers: it was a splendid
For next week a veritable dramatic
treat is promised in the very successful play, "The Royal Mounted." This
great play, as the name implies, draws
its inspiration frenu that world-famous
corps of men in which the whole Empire takes so much pride, "The Royal
Northwest Mounted Peilice." It is
the jeiiut weirk of the well-known pro-
ducers and playwrights David Belasco
and Win.  C.  De Mille, and i- an in���
factory wilh iti swarms of factory
girls is | fine one. The ravine on the
I mountains where the smugglers hide
i% al-'e pieturese|ue. and the last act
-lu,wing a bull ring i-> elaborate. Isabelle Fletcher as Carmen has never
been seen tej better advantage, and imbues the character with the diablerie
io necessary to its interpretation,
Charles Ayres ;,- Don J'isc is very
handsome and manly, and well denotes the- many m Is anil emotions
tli.it tears his heart V, T. Bender.
-������ii a- Lucas kdendez is a fascinating
Toreador, while Meta Mar-ky is a delightful Dolores. Mary Stevens and
Tilly Armstrong 'I" well as factory
girl-, ami the balance 'ef th.   company
are line,
l-'ier the next week's attraction at this i
theatre will bi offered a very thrilling and diverting drama called "The
Sidewalks ol   New   V'irk."    As may
be- juel^e-el by the- title   it  tells a story
ol life iii that great metropolis, and
In many respects resembles that other
drama of real life that has recently
been enacted in New York, as typified
in   the   "gunmen"   trials   ami   the   at.
tenelam circumstances. The plol opens
;ei Tei rate- Garden, nne of the well-
known reseirts of New York, and in-]
troduceS many characters who are the'
frequenters "f the place. Here is seen
"Arthur Burton," tbe young man from
the West, who falls a victim tej the
schemes "i a clever band of criminals
and gunmen, led by "Billy Rochester,"
la swell crook. Here are also "Bob
Rackett," a gay young clerk, and his
sweetheart, "Lottie Blake, out for a
holiday. "Charle Doolittle," a sport,
"John Cain." the inspector of police,
"Solomon Einstein." a notorious
"fence,"     and     expert     counterfeiter
"Martin O'Rourke, the pride of the
force, ami a great number of other
types. The second act shows the
famous Grace Church. Broadway, and
many other interesting characters are
introduced, among them "Happy
Hooligan," a tramp. "Raphael Rapps,"
I a funny negro, "James Pemberton," a
banker, "Agnes Jasper," a blind girl,
who has been kidnapped and is being
ke-pt fe.r a reward, and "Mother Bergman," a receiver of stolen goenls.
There is not a dull moment and there
is a superabundance <jf comedy.
*    *   *
Orpheum Theatre
Weber & Fields' roaring musical com.
edy, "Fun in a Cabaret," with a cast
ni fifteen sterling artists will be the
heaelliner on next week's bill at the
Orpheum, This is thc third Weber &
Fields comedy to be staged at the Orpheum during the present season, and
twelve additiemal comedy successes by
these famous producers will be presented there eluring the winter. Ela-
borate costumes and scenic effects
will be shown and a number of song
hits will be sung for the first time
in Vancouver.
In a spectacular musical ensemble
the "Five Musical Lnnds" will appear
as the added feature attraction on next
week's Orpheum programme. This
versatile family Will introduce a varied
programme eef latest music successes
staged with striking scenic effects.
From 1868 to 1912. forty-four years
of unbroken success, is a record of
which any entertainer might bc proud.
That is the record of Fox and Ward.
"The Minstrel Men." who have been
in partnership for nearly half a century. Their minstrel songs and dances
are inimitable.
"That Kid" is the title of little Jack
Ranahan. a talented youngster who
is termed one of the cleverest juvenile comedians of the American stage.
He gives imitations of Italian, Scottish and Coster characters to perfee-
Al. Wallace, tenor, and Murray
Mack, baritone, will give a medley of
old-time melodies. Mr. Wallace is a
soldier of fortune. He is a native of
Australia and fought with thc Australian contingent  in  the  Roer War.
Graceful gymnasts arc thc Two
He-.Mors, international acrobats, who
will present '-me of the cleverest lu.id-
to-head and hand-to-hand balancing
acts seen  for many  weeks.
Haitings & Gore    Phone Sey. 3907
To-night 6.15 Matinee Sal. 2.15
This Week
Next Week
Sidewalks of New York
Unequalled       Vaudeville      Meant       Pantages
Week Commencing December 9
SHOW STARTS���2.45. 7.15. .ad 9.10pm
Thc Gabberts     Ponte & Christopher
Daly's  Minstrel-      Nevins  &  Gordon
Week   Beginning December 9
" Fun in a Cabaret"
Weber & Fields' Festival of Mirth
and  Melody
In  an   elaborately  staged  musical
A���Other Big Acts���4
"Vancouver's   Live   Wire"
(36  Hastings  Street)
For the Whole Family
Week   C'eemnie King   December  9
The Unkissed Man
2 Shows, 7.30, 9.15, Nightly���15c, 25c,
Matinee Daily, 3 p m.���15c, 25c
Grand Theatre
Prices   10,  15, 25,  and  50c
There is a possibility that New
Westminster may secure a giant industry In the f..irm nf a $10,000,000
steel plain.    Publicity Commissioner
C. H. Stuart Wade reported to the
City Council thai he had entered into
negotiations with the Clarke-Lewis
Steel Corporation "f Seattle with reference to the establishment of a plant.
Mr. Wade has just returned freim a
trip to Seattle, where' he arranged
for ii ci inference betwen Mr. A.
Phillies, vice-president of thc company, and the City Council for some
time this month. The company want
a 200-acre site for the proposed plant.
*    *    *
A ferry service will be established
next spring on the Fraser River between New Westminster, Port Mann,
Co(|uitlam, Pitt River and Annacis
Island. Thc Provincial Government
are calling for tenders and are prepared to grant a charter to the successful tenderers good until March 31,
1914. It is understood that a local
company is being formed with a view
to establishing this service.
*   *    *
The Highland Park cut off on the
B. C. E. R. Central Park interurban
line was put in operation on Monday,
and in spite of a number of difficulties
natural to opening day, gave good
satisfaction. Thc elimination of the
heavy Twelfth Street grade is regarded by all as a good move. There is
no change in the fare charged. Residents along Twelfth Street bound
for Vancouver will pay full fare on a
Twelfth Street car and will be given
a cash fare receipt which will bc collected on the interurban car. On thc
Sixth Street city line the fare to Edmonds will bc the same and from Edmonds to Highland Park an additional 5 cents will he charged. They will
pay their interurban fare of 20 cents
after boarding the interurban car at
Highland  Park.    The  Beghic  Street
Some of the People in "The Cabaret  Review," at the Pantages this week
successes of the Avenue season, and
sets a mark by which future stock performance in Vancouver may be judged.    The   production   was   practically
loop between Front and Columbia
streets in New Westminster is now
being used by both Twelfth Street
and Burnaby cars.
*    *'���  * ���
Only one tender has been received
by Harbor Engineer A. O. Powell for
the construction of the New Westminster Harbor line. This is from the
Westminster Dredging & Construction Co., a local company. Eighteen
firms asked for specifications, but
only one tendered up to the expiry
of the allotted time. The amount of
the tender will probably aggregate
in the neighborhood of $600,000 and
includes the construction of 3.000
lineal feet of cedar quay wall construction and 1,000.000 cubic feet of
back filling with rock rivetted slope.
tensely exciting and interesting story
of the famous Corp and Northwest
Teeming with life and action, a
strong heart interest, an abundance of
clever comedy, it has been a great
success wherever presented, a success
sure to be more than duplicated here.
The settings will be unusually massive
and elaborate, and every care will be
taken to preserve the true atmosphere
of the time and place.
* * *
Empress Theatre
That well-known play "Carmen"
is being given this week at the Empress Theatre, and thc attractive
story of love, jealousy and revenge,
is splendidly enacted by the company. The magnificent scenery and
picturesque costumes is one reason
for its success The Spanish atmosphere is perfectly conveyed. The
first act showing a public square in
the City of Saville with the cigarette
B.  C.  Municipalities
At the recent convention of B,  C.
Municipalities the following propusals
eeeTe'   I'uve.fed:
1 That Councillors should hold of-
Hce leer twee years instead eef one, as
under the present .-> st.-.n lliere is not
-iitiieient time te> g<-i going properly,
and the latter pari eef tin term of service i- usually disturbed by the' coni
lideration of an approaching election
The public would he safeguarded,
however, by a provision that a certain
number should retire each year, the
Council thus being kept in touch with
tin- electors;
2. That Reeves should be elect-
i.l by 'he' Councillors themselves out
eel   tlnir  own  number;
3. That the cost of surveying B. C
Ifirtds be reduced:
4. That the fees charged for subdivision plans be increased.
The question of the Commission
form of government coming under discussion it was found that the strongest advocates of that system a year
ago, have now changed their minds
about it. Conditions would not. it was
considered, bc materially altered by
the  proposed change.
The convention recommended that
a solicitor be engaged by the combined municipalities to watch the proceedings of Parliament.
Business   College
"The School of Certainties"
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded
Corner Main St. & 10th Ave.
Phone :   Fairmont   2075
Drs. Howie & Hall
Have   opened   up   hew   anel   up-to-date
Dental   Parlors in the Williams  Block,
Corner Granville and Hastings
We have installeel all the latest and
beat appliances, and are prepared to
give you the best there is in the dental
A     share     of    your     patronage     is     V
Gaa    administered    for    the   painless
extraction  of  teeth.
R. O.  Howie, DD.S.
Wm. a Hall, DD.8.
Phone   Sey.   2166  for  appointment
Complains of Foul Odor
To  the  Editor  of "The  Chinook"
Sir,���Allow me through the columns of your paper to draw thc attention of the Health Department of
South Vancouver to the existence of
a foul odor in front of my business
premises near the corner of Twenty-
fifth Avenue and Main Street. This is
not only unpleasant, but an unsanitary condition which I think should
be remedied immediately. The fact,
too, that this portion of the Municipality adjoins the city is surely no
good advertisement for this Municipality in thc eyes of those who might
visit South Vancouver at this point.
Trusting that the proper authorities
may see fit to look into this matter at
once, and thanking you for the space
and publicity.���Yours, etc.,
Main Street Market,
South Vancouver, December 4, 1912.
Nance Uraania
Palmist and Astrologist
Astral - ordained
NANCE URAANIA: She not only calls
you by name, but calls your departed relatives by name, and tells you just what you
call for. Reveals everything as though seen
with  the  naked  eye.
Do not delay to call on this gifted woman;
she has a message for you. Kindly bring
this ad. with you.
invited to meet at "The Chinook" Office, corner Thirtieth Avenue and
Main Street, on Tuesday evening, at
8 p.m.
Brethren unable to be present can
communicate with Bro. Kenneth
Lamond, 99 Thirty-ninth Avenue
East, acting secretary. TEN-
-r- -r
We Are Loaning Money at
From Coast to Coast in Canada
It would buy you a home in ten years
The Canadian Home Investment Co.
Second Floor, Pacific Building, Vancouver, B. C.
Local Representative, W. J. STOLLIDAY
34 32nd Avenue East
F, J. Rolston G. H.  Batcheler
Good Old-fashioned Meals for Hungry Men
Prompt,  courteous service in the cleanest, daintiest dining-room
you could imagine.
Special  attention  paid  the  palates of civic officials and employees.
G.  H. Batcheler, Manager
Corner  Forty-Ninth  Avenue and Fraser Street.
44 FEET FRONTAGE, close to 16th Avenue,
on Main, near the proposed $100,00 Post Office.
This is a Snap!
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN STREET        Phone: Fairmont 822
Full-sized Lot, north of  Home  Road, $1200.    One-third  cash;
balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
$100 cash handles Building Lots close to Knight Road.
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
Two   Propositions
No. 1. Vou rent a house at $25 per month. In one year you have
paid out $300, for which you can show no results. 7 per cent, interest
on $300 is $21.   So in the year you practically throw away $321.
No. 2. You bring me in $100, for which I give you a 6-room
Modem Home, on Lot 33x125ft House has fireplace, etc. Balance
is $25 per month.   Total price is $2,000.   No loan.
In one year you have an equity of $400 in your own home.
Compare proposition No. 1 with No 2, then call at my office and
see this house.
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street
Phone : Fair. 1607
418 Winch Building Vancouver, B. C.
Wood Block
90��  Dominion  Trust   Building,   Vancouver,   B. C.
Telephone! :    Office 1497.   Worka 6203.     Worka 9328.    Worka 9179
The World's Pithy Pars
The preeductii.il of gold ill Australia.
writes a Melbourne correspondent,
continue! tee decrease. The returns
for Auguil have just been completed,
and the total for the first eight months
e,f the current year is l.Mo.HK.t fine
ounces,   against   1,097,021   fine   ounces
i.ir the corresponding period of 1911.
anel 1,799,724 line ounces feer the ce>r-
respondlng period of 1910.   The New
Zealand production also shows decreases, attributed, to some extent, to
the suspension of operations at the
great vvalhl mine.   The New Zealand
total f'er the. eight months is 235,864
fine ounces, against 2H8,eS06 fine ounces
in 1911, and 300,053 fine ounces in
1910. The value .ef the Australasian
(i.e. Australian and New Zealand)
production for the first eight months
e.f ihe current year is ��7,445,191, as
against ��8.437,789 for the corresponding  period   last  year.
* i   *
Expert* professing to possess inside
information declare that the land and
townsite sales of the Hudson's Hay
Ceimpany feer the current quarter ending December 31, are likely to be far
greater than those of the corresponding term for the previous year. It
will he remembered that for the quarter ending October 31 the company's
land and townsite revenue was ��307,-
000 in excess of the corresponding
quarter in 1911. This sum alone
means an additional 3 per cent, dividend available for distribution. It will
also bc recollected that, protected by
special charters and agreements with
the Canadian and British Governments, no income tax is paid on these
land sales. Hence rich investors, who
dread taxes on large fortunes, are
specially partial to the shares of this
chartered company.
* . *   *
The British Government has completed a set of tests upon the possibility of oil hunkering on battleships
geeing at a high speed. Apparently
the must modern and biggest of battleships are able to take on oil when
travelling at a speed of nearly 20
knots, towing behind them the oil
tank vessel from which the oil is obtained. It is possible to take on about
100 tons per hour while travelling at
this speed, and as 100 tons of oil fuel
on a ttlOtorship is equivalent to about
400 tons of coal, or more, the importance of this point can at once
be realized. Brass hose of about 5
inches in diameter is generally employed, this having been found the
best for all purposes, and the distance
of the ship from the tanker is generally about 200 yards.
* *    *
Charles Wells, alias Lucien Rivere,
James Burns and De Ville, and known
also as "The man who broke the bank
at Monte Carlo," was sentenced iu the
Correctional Court, Paris, for a term
of five years in prison and to pay a
fine of $600 for fraud. Wells was arrested at Falmouth, Eng., in January
of this year for a bucket-shop swindle
in Paris, out of which he is said to
have realized 1,000,000 francs, ($200,-
000). His scheme was to promise to
pay investors 1 per cent, per day on
all sums of money deposited with
him. When he had secured a large
amount from his victims he decamped. Previously Wells had purchased
a magnificently fitted-out steam yacht,
and it was on board this vessel, in
Falmouth harbor, that he and a woman companion were arrested. Later
he was brought here for trial. Wells
is credited with thrice breaking the
bank at Monto Carlo in the early
90's. Two of his coups were made in
one day.    His winnings were said to
have  been  about  $350,000.
* *   *
The property formerly owned and
occupied by the Eastern Townships
bank, un he east side of Main Street,
Winnipeg, near the corner of Peirtage
Avenue and afterwards owned and
occupied by the Canadian Bank of
Ceeniinerce. has be'cn purchased by the
Dominion Trust Comnany.   The price
was $300,000, or $7,500 a  fe.ot.
��    ���    *
Future ex.Presidents of the United
i Stales are to he pensioned ill the sum
of $2500 each annually 1>y action e:f
the  Carnegie Qorooration    eef    New
York  recently,    The grant is provided
;fe,r with the idea of enabling  former
i l'.y"eutives   e,f   the   nation   le,   devote
their    u��ieiuc    knowledge    gained   in
public affairs t'i the puhlic g.eeerl, free
!>��� >ni pecuniary care. A similar amount
is I" De paid widows uf e.x Prcsieh m*
~ee long as they remain unmarried. The
pensions are to be promptly offered
en the ex-Presidents or their widows,
io tbat no apphcatie.il will be required from them, Payment is tei be continued su long as lhe recipients "remain unprovided  for  by  the Govern-
* ��    *
In his new beieek, "Trail of the
Bulldog," a journey of 50,000 miles
by automobile, Ur. Charles G. Per-
eival, editor of Health Magazine, of
New York City, tells of a high fir
tree on the lall banks of the Lewis
Kiver in Washington that has been
leased by its owner, Mrs. Mary Brat-
ton, to the Eatna Telephone Company
for B period of fifteen years for ten
dollars. The span of the river at this
point being considerable, the telc-
phone company entered into this
peculiar contract because it was cheaper to lease the big tree than to go to
the expense of putting in a regulation
pole of sufficient height to keep the
wires above the navigation in the
river. The wording of the lease gives
the company the right, in the event
of the death of the tree or its being
destroyed by fire or wind, to erect
a pole in its place.
* *    *
Bad children are in for a bad time
when a new league, formed to combat
"indiscipline" in home and school, gets
to work in London. The league aims
to teach parents how to control their
children, and has the support of 1,200
distinguished persons, including Cardinal Bourne, Rev. F. B. Meyer,
Archdeacon Sinclair, the Duke of
Devonshire, Earl and Countess of
Meath, Viscountess Hood, Sir George
Reid, and Mrs. Bromwell Booth. Their
principles arc the exactions of instantaneous and unquestioning obedience
from children from their earliest years
and the continual instillation of ideas
of order, obedience, industry, concentration, punctuality, politeness, patriotism, and loyalty.
* *        *
A cable to "The Tribune" from London says: A prehistoric discovery
which is likely to call forth even more
discussion than the alleged primeval
paintings in Bacon's Hole has just
been made public. A scientist living
in Sussex has discovered in an old
river bed in the eastern inland part
of the county a vault which, from its
formation and place of discovery, is
believed to be by far the oldest ever
found in this country. Up to this
time what is known as the Ipswich
skull was believed to be thc oldest,
but if all the finder claims be true
thc Sussex skull will prove the senior
by about a thousand years. The bones
are very much thicker than in the
skulls of modern men, and, though
found in fragments, it is believed that
the discovery forms part of thc bones
of a man who lived in antiquity so remote that no expert cares to put a
figure to it. It is claimed for it, however, that it certainly dates from the
beginning of the pleistocene period,
seeing that the bones wcre lying close
to those of most ancient types of
elephant. The skull belongs, roughly, to the same age as the famous
Heidelberg skull, and resembles a
Neanderthal specimen, though belonging to a much lower and more primitive type of mankind.
* *   .
Chief Tremblay of the Montreal fire
department, declares that Canada has
thc heaviest fire loss per capita of
any country in the world. After a
great deal of work he has received
figures from the various European
countries, and, in fact, practically
every country on the map. Canada's
losses from fires, according to the
statistics of the Montreal Chief, average abeiut $3.40 per person, while thc
United States average is nearly $3 per
* *    ��
Mrs. G. M. Hosworth launched at
Geivan the new C.P.R. liner, Empress
of Asia, for the Pacific trade, and
built, with her sister ship, lhe Empress of Russia, tei replace the buals
used fur the' past twenty years. It is
significant at the present time that
both vessels have been constructed
with cruiser sterns, and will carry
eleven hundred passi'iigers anil nearly
5110 of a crew.
Harry Cornell, at the Avenue Theatre
Cedar Cottage
Beautiful suburban home, with good eight-room
house, standing in nearly 1)4 acre garden; fruit trees,
berries, etc. Splendid view of lake and mountain.
Less than five minutes from city car, and half a minute from interurban.
Agreements   For  Sale   Purchased
Money to loan at current rates, from $1,000 up.
The Yorkshire Guarantee
&  Securities   Corporation
440 Seymour Street
R. Kerr lloulgate, Manager'
It contains the choicest Residential and Business
Property on the Peninsula
Is the heart of this thriving Municipality. We have
been established here since 1905, and invite correspondence regarding investments. We can place
money on first mortgage at 8 per cent., and transact
all financial business.
References :    Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, B. C.
Bank of Vancouver, Collingwood, B. C.
Financial and Estate Agents Fire, Insurance and Loans
317 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B. C. Collingwood East, B. C.
Heaters for the Winter
The cool long nights are nearly here.   We have a complete line
of heaters.
The shooting season is on.   You don't need to go to the City to buy
your ammunition.   See us.
C. B. FEARNEY "XffififlP*
Cambie Street will eventually become the leading thoroughfare between the North
Arm and Burrard Inlet, and today there is no better investment on the market. A
brief study of the map ihould convince you that our statement is correct. Wc have
a few choice lots on Cambie Street facing West.
Price 91625 each;   I tub.;   balance 6-12-18-24 months
These are between Sixty-sixth Avenue and River Road. Wc have also a few
choice homesites from $500 each, that are worth investigating.
Phone : Coll. 18 Branch : Cor. River Rd. and Ash St.
And you need a quick fire in a heating stove.
Carry a complete line of heaters and are prepared to
deliver them on short notice.
We are featuring Coal, Wood and Oil Stoves, ami
the prices are from $2.00 up.
Repair* my Specialty
25th and Main, next City Heights P. O.
A large, perspiring individual entered a New York subway train at
one of the uptown stations yesterday
afternoon, squeezed himself into a
seat between two women, and promptly went to sleep, lie nodded, lie sway-
eel freem side to side with every motion
eef the car, and at last, to the secret
delight of every passenger opposite,
began slowly but surely to lay his
head on the shoulder of one of the
voting women beside him. At this
juncture the unexpected happened.
Without  even  raising  her  eyes  from
her paper the young woman reached
forth a small silver vinaigrette of
smelling salts, and carefully placed il
under the sleeper's nose. There was a
rumbling sound, followed by a series
of sneezes, and the man sat bolt upright, blinking in bewildered fashi-ii-
while the car echoed with laughter
The only person who tejok no part in
the merriment was the young woman.
who ralmly replaced her vinaigrette.
and went on reading. The man remained wide awake for the rest of the
trip. TWELVE
It is announced that Mr. William
Winrani of the Winram Block, Main
Street and Seventeenth Avenue, in-
tendi in become a candidate for Ward
Four at the forthcoming election.
* ��   *
I >n Tucselay evening Ceinimissioiicr
M. J Crehan, K.C.A., delivered a lecture em ''Municipal Accounting" t'e
lhe Students' Society, in lhe Central
School, 200 llleiek, Pender Street west.
* *   ��
Rc\. .1 Willarel I.iteh. pasie.r of the
Until    Morten   Memorial   Church,   OB
Sunday preached on "The Three C's
of Service." and at the evening service the fourth of a series of South
Vancouver confessions, "The Black-
slider's Ceenfession."
* *   #
Messrs. Buxton and Watson, building contractors, report tbat a quantity
of timber, nickel-plated hose taps,
white lead, tins of stain, workmen's
tools and overalls have been stolen
from two houses which are being built
on Home Road and Inverness Street.
The police are investigating the matter.
* *    *
Ernest Taylor, aged 3.S, who has
recently been very ill, has been reported to the South Vancouver police
as missing from thc residence of his
brother een Thirty-sixth Avenue, half
a block cast of Victoria Road. He is
described as 5 feet 8 inches in height,
of fair complexion.
* *   *
Joseph Overhill, a teamster, was
fined $7.50 and costs on two charges
of having driven a two-horse team
and wagon over the sidewalk on Dumfries Street, South Vancouver, and for
allowing the wagon and horses to
stand on the sidewalk for fifteen minutes, contrary to the bylaws.
* *      >*
A meeting of the ambulance class
was held on Monday evening at 8
o'clock in No. 3 Fireball, Wilson Road.
The class, which commenced a few
weeks ago, has been very successful
and any one who wishes to take a
course of lessons in ambulance work
should applv at once to the police
office. Municipal Hall, for further particulars.
* *   *
Now that the grading and rocking
of Forty-third Avenue (Wilson Road),
between Fraser Avenue and Victoria
Road, is completed, it has opened up a
good thoroughfare for traffic between
Main Street and Victoria Road. This
excellent road between two of the
most important arteries of the Municipality will bc a great boon to autoists and teamsters wishing to get to
the southern section of Victoria Road.
Kalenberg  Hall  Dance
Last week's dance in the Kalenberg
Hall, under the direction of Mr. W.
Woeetton, was another big success.
These dances are very popular and
are oeing conducted in the very best
manner. Last Friday night no less
than ninety couples were present, and
there was a good deal of keen and
good-natured competition for the
prizes, which were won by Miss Dc
Maeyer and Mr. McKenzie, both of
Vancouver. The judges were Mrs.
Dow, Vancouver; Miss Dolly Phillips,
Cedar Cottage, and Mr, Barford,'Van-
It is the intention of Mr. Wootton
t'> conduct a series of weekly dances
in the new Orange Hall in  Fairvicw.
Miss Stewart, Presbyterian Missionary among the Chinese in Vancouver,
addressed the Christian Endeavour
of Westminster Church on Wednesday evening. Her reports were interesting, and were enjoyed very
A series of weekly dances was start-
eel een Thursday night oi this week in
the Bursill Library. An orchestra will
provide the music.
ef      *       *
The annual meeting eif tlie Ladies'
Aid Society e.f Westminster Presbyterian Church will be held in the base.
ment of the church next Thursday
The report for the year will be read
and they will elect new officers. Every
member "f the society has pledged to
deenate a sum of money earned for that
purpose telling how it was earned.
The seeciely cordially invites all thc
ladies of the ceiiigregatie.n tei attend
their meeting and social hour.
*    +    *
Thc Soulh Vancouver Victorian
Order of Nurses held their monthly
meeting on Tuesday, of this week, at
the home of Mrs. McPhec, Cedar
Cottage. Mrs. Weart and Mrs. F.
McPherson, of Burnaby, attended the
meeting as representatives of a branch
in llurnaby. The benefit concert given
last Thursday iu Kalenberg Hall was
a big success, and the Order wishes
tei  thank  the  public  for  the  support
given them.
��    ��    *
On Tuesday evening of last week
the Rev. J. Willard Litch and Mrs.
Litch entertained the choir of the Ruth
Morton Memorial Church at their residence, 717 Twenty-ninth Avenue
East. There wcre twenty-six present.
Miss Muriel Bodwell, the choir leader, explained the advantages of an organized choir and on a regular motion the church choir was organized,
the following officers being appointed:
President, Mr. C. T. Baker.
Vice-President, Mrs. Geo.  H. Reid.
Secretary, Miss Maggie Davidson.
Librarian, Mr.  Reginald Williams.
Treasurer, Mr. G. H. Reid.
After organization refreshments
were served and a social evening enjoyed.
 a   ���   ���	
South Vancouver Subdivision
One of thc finest properties in
South Vancouver, from the standpoint
of the home builder or the man who
wishes to buy as an investment, will
bc placed on the market by Clements
& Hcywood, 535 Pender Street West,
Vancouver, in a few days. The property, which comprises Lot 526,
has been subdivided into building lots
and consists in part of Blocks 1023
and 1043. These blocks arc bounded
on the north by Forty-third Avenue
(the Wilson Road) a proposed car-
line street running right through to
Point Grey. It also includes Blocks
1103, 1104, 1123, 1143, 1144, 1163 and
1164, These blocks arc bounded on
the north by Forty-seventh Avenue,
(thc Angus Road) and on the south
by the Fifty-first Avenue (the Ferris
Road) which is another proposed car-
line road. On the east this property is
bounded by Ontario Street, and is only
two blocks from Main Street, which
has one of the best 5-cent car lines
in the district covered by Greater
It will be to the advantage of all to
watch for the announcement of this
Secretary  of   Board  Given  Diamond
Locket on Eve of Departure
A smoker was given i'i Mr. Charles
Harrison on  Monday evening by th"
Board e.f Trade.' e.n the occasion ���,���;
his leaving for a visit lee the Old
Country. -Mr. Charles Hodgson, president, occupied the chair, and as the
chairman   was   in  one   nf   his   most
happy   veins   a   pleasant   evening   was
spent. The proceedings were opened
by a cornet Melee by Mr. Granl, and
.eeii|;< were contributed bv several
>iiiKer<. The Xo. 11 K. O. P. Or.
chestra rendered several selections
During the evening Mr. Harrison was
Weekly Dances
At the request of several of the
young people of South Vancouver
Mr. W. W. Robertson, solo violinist,
will start a series of weekly dances in
the Oddfellows' Hall, comer of Thirtieth Avenue and Main Street. The
first dance will be held on Saturday
night of this week, and will bc held
on that night of following weeks.
There will be a programme of Old
Country and Canadian dances. All
young people of South Vancouver
are  invited to attend.
presented with a diamond locket. Mr.
Hodgson outlined the good work done
for the Board by Mr. Harrison as
secretary since the inception of the
Board, and wished him bon voyage,
and hoped it would not bc long be-
feire they had him back amongst them.
Mr. Harrison made a suitable reply,
and said that if he told the people of
the Old Country of merely half
the improvements that have been
made in South Vancouver since he
came out four years ago, his veracity
would be questioned. The company
joined in singing "He's a Jolly Good
Mr. Harrison leaves Vancouver on
the 10th of the present month, and
expects to arrive home in time for
 1 m i	
South Vancouver Hospital
Among the growing establishments
of South Vancouver) the South Vancouver Hospital must -not bc over-
loeeked. Misses Hall and Westerly,
who conduct the hospital, have found
it necessary to remove their old place
to a larger house next door, corner
of Twenty-eighth and Main Street.
They now have ten beds and are able
to serve the people of South Vancouver to a better advantage than in
the old  quarters.
e��    *    *
"Missions in India"
On Thursday afternoon Mrs. A. A.
Mel.eod, returned missionary from
India, addressed the ladies of the Ruth
Morton Memorial Church on "Missions in India." The address was
comprehensive, practical and interesting. Mrs. Litch, president of the
Ladies' Aid, introduced the speaker
and announced that at a previous
meeting the Mission Circle had been
organized with Mrs. W. J. Scott as
president. Mrs. Reid as secretary, and
Mrs. Ward Burpee as treasurer,
*    *    *
Mr. Wm. Stewart and daughter
Lewella, of 22nd Avenue, are spending tlie week in Victoria.
Relieved by
Ever  have  rheumatism?    Then you're bound  to bc interested iu
"Try-Ncw-Life," for you  can't have them both at  thc same  time
When you get "Try-New-Life" you get rid of rheumatism.
Are you sick? Are you in pain? Are you weak, languid, lacking
in strength and vigor?   Is there no longer any joy in life for you?
You can become well. Vuur pain can be relieved. Your body can
be made to glow afresh with the vigier of life. Take no man's word
for it, but come to the demonstration parlors of the llamilteni-lii a. '���.
Sales Company at 707-708 Bank of Ottawa Building, and you will be
given a treatment absolutely without cost, which will show you what
can be done with "Try-New-Life," the latest and most scientific
agency for health that the world has yet seen.
New-Life is now being demonstrated at the
People's Drug Store, 4122 Main St., cor. 25th Ave.
Also on i>lt at
BURNS &  CAIRNS, Vancouver Block, Vancouver G. P. CHAMBERLAIN. Chilliwack, B.C.
LEES LIMITED, New Westminster HAMILTON-BEACH SALES CO., 721 Yates Street, Victoria
Important   Change   Decided   on   by
South Vancouver Organization
Several important decisions were
reached at a meeting of thc South
Vancouver Temperance and Moral
Reform Association, held in Ferris
Road Methodist Church, on Tuesday
evening. These matters were decided:
To change the name of the association to the Good Government League
of South Vancouver; (2) To place
a full ticket of candidates in the field
at thc Municipal election, and (3) to
endorse a platform including annexation, the observance of thc Lord's
Day laws, a straight transfare
throughout Greater Vancouver, improved telephone, sewerage, water,
electric light and other services and
the retention of the street ends
bounding on  the I;raser River.
Rev. J. Pyc presided and after the
meeting had decided to change the
name of the association he stated
that as a matter of principle he
could not act as president of a Good
Government League and he should
thcrefeere resign at the close of the
meeting. He suggested that a layman be elected to the position.
It was decided that the candidates
fe.r tlie full ticket shall be selected
primarily Jiy ten delegates from each
of the seven wards, a convention of
the seventy to be called early next
The candidates endorsed by (he
Good Government League must
pledge themselves to support all annexation agreement giving city and
Municipality equalized assessment;
guaranteeing lhe reservation of public park sites anil providing for the
permanent paving of Main Street,
Fraser Avenue anil Westminster Road,
the widening of roadways to eighty-
six feet and the grading of all roads
in  lhe  Municipality in  three years.
further, the annexation agreement
must specify that the new City Council will endeavor tn prevent the sale
of liquor in Se'iitli Vancouver, and to
continue the development of a harbor scheme  for  the  Fraser  River.
Candidates must also pledge themselves to support the enforcement of
the Lord's Day Observance laws, and
the various matters already mentioned.
Various other matters were discussed and after a three hours' session the meeting endorsed thc action
of the Vancouver Ministerial Associa.
tion concerning the enforcement of
the Criminal Code.
Pioneer L. O. L.
At the annual meeting of Pioneer
L. O. L. 1727 on Tuesday evening of
this week, iu Bingay Hall, the election
of officers was conducted by Worshipful Master J. B. Appleby, while the
officers were installed by Past Master R. Telford. Following the installation of officers there was a very
happy diversion when Worshipful Master Wm. H. Brett presented past master jewels to Past Master J. B. Appleby for the year 1912, and to Past Master Robt. Telford, who filled the chair
from 1905 to 1908 inclusive. The officers elected follows; Worshipful master, Wm. H. Brett; deputy master,
Jos.  Pattinson; Chaplain, A.  E. Tay-
jlor; recording secretary, R. C. Pierce;
i financial secretary, P. V. Holland;
treasurer, L S. Rawden; director of
ceremonies, E. C. Mitchell; first lecturer, R. Gray; second lecturer, S. J.
V. Pierce; standing committee, F.
Fletcher, R. Telford, F. E. Harmer,
R. Flack, James McClughan.
After thc installation, speeches were
made by all the newly elected officers.
[The lodge has increased freun a membership of twenty-five to sixty-five.
all in good standing, within the past
Mr. Russell Moves the Bee Hive, and
Has Splendid Stock of Goods
One of the latest arrivals in c
Prater Street business district is Mr.
Frank E. Russell. Mr. Russell
opened a cw business establishment
at the corner of Forty-eighth Ave
and Fraser. The Bee Hive shoe - ���
is one of thc most modern and c< m-
pletely stocked shoe emporiums i
Greater Vancouver.
Mr. Russell purchased the busi' -s
formerly conducted by Mr. II. Whick.
er at the corner of Forty-third and
Fraser. He has moved it into a i w
and well-lighted store and has
tended it greatly.
Mr. Russell features in his si
the "K" Boot, an English arti' '<,
the reputation of which has long been
established. At the Bee Hive St< re
Mr. Russell is cutting his prices very
finely, and he is prepared to supl Ij
all the wants of all the feet of all ' e
ladies and gentlemen and childri
Seiuth Vancouver.
Ruth Morton Memorial Church
Thc Rev. J. Willarel Litch, B.A.,
pastor of Ruth Morton Memorial
Church, corner of Twenty-seventh
avenue and Prince Albert Streel, will
speak <ni Sunday morning on the
text, "Have you Received lhe Holy
Spirit'? In the evening he will speak
eni "The Cursed's Confession," the
fifth of the series of South Vancouver
Confessions. There will be special
music by the choir and the organist,
Miss  Muriel  Bodwell.
The   death   occurred   of   Winn
Ellen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ji !
W.   Molland,  on   Monday,   Decern'
2.   The funeral was held from thc
sidence,   Earls   Avenue,   on   Tuesd;
afternoon,    under    the    direction
Greene   and   Merkley,   Sixteenth
Main Street.
The death of Jeelui Addison Si-
aged 65 years, occurred on Tuesd
December 3. The body was remi ���
from the family residence, Thii',:
and St. Catherine Street, to Grand Merkley's parlors.
Fraser 109 R
Customers of the Goodwin Liur-
leer Company will bear in mind that
the  'pbe.ne   number  eef  the  up-ti
date Seeuth Vancouver Lumbi
Establishment on the North vn
has been changed to Fraser 109-K
Next to Woodward's
Our Christmas goods have arrived. We are now in a position to meet your every requirement in the way of Irish linens, hand-embroid-
ered bedspreads, embroidered pillow cases in great variety of design, damask tablecloths and table sets in all the leading makes and
designs suitable for home or mansion, ladies' and gentlemen's handkerchiefs, embroidered initials or hemstitched, suitable for presents;
damask and embroidered guest towels, with hemstitched or scalloped ends; guest towelling, 16, 18, 22 and 24 inches wide, all pure linen, at lowest prices; handsome hand-
embroidered tea and tray cloths, etc., etc. You are cordially invited to inspect our stock before purchasing elsewhere. Our goods are imported direct from the mills in
Abbott Street=Next to Woodward's
100 Damask Table Cloths;
size 56 x 56.   On sale	
100 Damask Table Cloths, hemstitched
all round ���,, ...
Sixe 63 x 63.    On sale      $1.00
75   only,   Damask   Table   Cloths,   hemstitched; these are a snap. ^     _
Size 2l/i yds long.    On  sale     $1.50
50 only, Real Irish Linen Double Damask
Taole Cloths; size 72 x 72 ��,, ..
Regular $4.00.   On sale      $1.95
100 Table Cloths, very heavy damask;
beautiful designs; 2J4 yards long
2 yards wide. ���,���
Regular $475.   On sale     $3.00
15 sets only, Real Irish Linen Damask
Table Cloths; size 2x2, with 12 napkins to match, 24 x 24. *. -._
Reg. $8.50.    Going on sale..    $4.95
Damask Table Sets, in Real Irish Linen,
double Damask Cloths; 2 x 2l/2 yards
wide;   12 napkins  to  match.    ���., ._
Reg. $10.50.    On sale      $6.50
���These come in all the latest designs.
500 yards Crash Roller Towelling.
Usual 12j4c. _   ,  J
On sale   7   l-2c
200 pairs Real Irish Linen finished
Sheets; double-bed size, ��,. ~r
70x90.   Going on sale, pair..    lpl��Z8
200   yards    Embroidered    Bed
Valancing.    Yard, to clear.. 25C
100 pairs heavy  quality  Sheets, double-
bed size, 70 x 90. *
On    sale today, pair      $1.50
500 pairs of  Huckaback  Guest Towels,
hemstitched and worth    35c
a pair.    On sale  30c
100 dozen Crochet Doylies, linen
centres.    To clear, each         35c
100 pairs only, Hemstitched Pillow Cases,
beautifully embroidered; fine quality.
Regular $2.00. ,*
On sale       $1.00
100 only, Real Irish Linen Table Cloths;
size 72 x 72.    Regular ���,
$4.00.    On sale,  each   ......     $1.95
50 dozen Cushion Covers, tranbone work;
full size.    Regular 50c. __
On sale  25C
50 dozen only, Extra Special Double
Damask, 26 x 26. Regular a. ���
$6.50.    On  sale      $4.50
Handkerchiefs   Handkerchiefs
500 dozen Ladies' Linen Handkerchiefs,
worth $1.50.    Our old favor- _.
ite.   On sale  75C
100 dozen Gent's Real Irish Cambric
Handkerchiefs. __
On sale   O0C
500 dozen Ladies' Real Irish Cambric
Handkerchiefs; hemstitched ��,
very sheer. For this sale, doz ^5C
200  dozen   Ladies'  Real   Irish   Cambric
Handkerchiefs;  .corded  bor-        -n
der.    To  clear,  per  dozen..        5UC
500 dozen Ladies' Real Irish Linen
Handkerchiefs; hemstitched border;
worth $2.00 dozen. _-
On sale   ��5C
Job Lot of Ladies' Handkerchiefs, some
slightly soiled; assorted _,
dozens going at, dozen  25C
100 dozen only, Ladies' Handsomely Embroidered Handkerchiefs, assorted designs.    Regular $2.00 dozen. __
On   sale     75C
150 dozen Gent's Real Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, hemstitched border *, -_
Reg. $3.00, for this sale, doz.    $1.50
100 only, Honey Comb Bedspreads, single bed size * --
On sale      $1.00
50 only, Beautiful Grecian Spreads, extra
. fine   quality.     Regular   $4.00.     *_ _-.
On  sale         $*..5U
We stock only the famous Yorkshire Blankets, in
all prices, from:
6 lbs., all wool; regular $6.00, for  $4.50
7 lbs., all wool;  regular $7.00, for $5.50
8 lbs., all wool; regular $8.00, for $7.50
Never  Beaten
100 Bleached Table Cloths, 2j4 yards
long; hemstitched, floral de- a- --.
signs;  worth $3.    On  sale..     $1.5u
25 only, Marcella Spreads, extra large
size, fine quality. Regular a, crt
$6.00.     On   sale           $0.5U
NAPKIN'S, size 18 x 18. _,
Regular $1.00.    On sale        /5C
NAPKINS, size 20 x 20; *, --.
regular $1.25.    On sale      $1.UU
NAPKINS, Real Irish Linen *��� __
22 x 22; reg. $3.50. On sale..    $^.00
100 Real Irish Embroidered Dresser
Scarfs.    Regular $1.00 each. .,
On sale    *ic
100 dozen Huckaback Towels, hemstitched, large size. Regular tf- cn
$2.25 dozen.   On sale      $1.5U
50 dozen only, Pillow Cases, hemstitched
all    around.    Regular  75c  a ,-
pair.   On sale   3UC
25 dozen Pillow Cases, hemstitched and
embroidered.     Regular   $1.50        _-
pair.    On sale     ��^c
Direct from the Nottingham mills.
This special lot we are offering this week
at half thc regular values:
500 pairs Curtains, in white and        _-
ecru.   Regular $1.50.   On sale        7 DC
100 pairs.   Regular $2.00, for, pair       95c
100 pairs.    Regular $2.50, for, pair $1.50
511 pairs. Regular to $4.50; some slightly
soiled. Going for this sale, ,*�� ftn
per pair       q>��.UU
Filled with the best vegetable down,
pure, sanitary. Regular $4.50, ,��/, cn
for       $2.50
Our special Eiderdown Com- *_ ,-
fortcrs. ��� Reg.  $10.    On sale    $/.5U
We have only a small quantity of thc
above e>n hand; so shop early and secure
one of these.


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