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Vol. 1, Xo. 5
C, SATURDAY,   fUNE   15,   1912
Pricj 5 Cents
Evidence in Probe
Into School Board Affairs
Commissioner Crehan Hears More Witnesses in Municipal
Audit���Adjournment Until Further Notice
Commissioner Crehan resumed his
inquiry   into   the   School    Hoard   BC
counts on Thursday morning, at the
, lose of which the court was adjourned until further notice. As on
previous occasions, Mr, A. 1-'.. lirtll
represented the Municipality as ad
viscr, and Mr. W. H. L. Ladner acted
for Mr. Spencer Robinson. The attendance was smaller than usual.
From $11,500 to $16,000 in One Day
Robert Spiers, formerly a partner
in the Fraser Realty Company, stated
that it was usual for different members of his firm to negotiate with
different people. He bought land
from Mrs.  Burgh on behalf of Clark,
in,-diary? Then your practice is to
sacrifice on,- client for another?
Witness: I don't understand your
Mr. Crehan: You wanted to make
money for (.'lark and throw the other
client aside. I'll make you explain if
I keep you here a week.
Witness: I wanted to make money
for Clark.
Mr. Crehan : Just so. I don't know
anything of broker's etiquette, but I
want to bring out the facts. When did
Clark  sell  the property, and price?
Witness:    It was sold for $11,500.
Mr. Crehan: You said you wished
to test the sincerity of the Hoard by
offering  to  them  at $13,500,  yet you
his  brother-in-law.     He  hail  an   idea   sold it for $11,500 to Clark.
thc land (Lot 10, D. L. 200) was to
be used for a school site. The price-
was $11,500 and he asked $16,000 from
the Hoard for it. Ile got his information about the likelihood of the
Hoard wanting the site from Mr. Robinson.    He had Clark's power of at-
Witncss: Robinson came to the
office to see Mr. McDonald, not to
sec me.
Mr. Crehan: That is what I wanted
to get at.
Witness said he was not aware that
Mrs.   Hurgh  only  had  the deed three
lorney,   which   was   revoked   as   soon   (lays before he sold  it  to Clark.     II
- Clark returned.    Witness  had  the ' considered thc lister was only a client
power    of    attorney    for    about    six   when a sal,-  was made.
vecks.    He put up thc $500 lirst pay-I     Mr. Hull:    If a party listed property
ni, ni  for Clark, which  thc latter  re-   with you,* would you not be  entitled
pud thc witness. to get the best price possible?
Mr. Crehan:    Don't hedge. Witness:    That would depend upon
Witness:    I am not hedging.    Con-  the circumstances.
Miming, witness said he gave the op-I     Mr.   Hull:    Then  what  about  Mrs.
tion t,, the School  Hoard  for $13.5IX)   Hurgh?
hi March 17.    His reason for reducing]    Witness:    I did not tell her it was
the price from $16,000 was to test the
sincerity of the trustees.
Quoting from a statement made by
Robinson to the ratepayers that the
Fraser Realty Company had a customer for the site at $16,000 if the
Hoard did not want il. witness said
he did not authorize Robinson to
make such a statement. Ile said a
letter was received by the Fraser
Realty Company from the Hoard asking for the return of the $500 deposit,
which letter he said he turned over
to Clark, who, he said, refused to re- j
turn the money. He said he did not. The entertainment and concert
remember any agreement being made j given in thc Fraser Avenue Theatre
between McDonald and the Trustees I on Wednesday last was a gratifying
that the $500 would be returned by ! success. Songs were given by Cap-
:>f  thc  deal
for a school site.
Mr. Ladner's Protest
Mr. Ladner protested that the questions wcre most unfair, but Mr. Crehan  ruled  them in order.
Mr. Hull: Vou did not protect
; Mrs.  Burgh's interest    in    this    deal.
(Continued on  Page Two)
McDonald   in   the  event
not going through.
Mr. Crehan Cautions Witness
Mr. Crehan: Witness, tell the
truth. You will get into trouble in a
moment if you don't.    Don't hedge
Mr. Crehan: Do you consider the
S.-OO yours by legal right?
Witness: Yes, I do. The option
was for thirty days and not ninety.
Robert Spiers was then examined
by Mr. Hull. He stated the date of
ihe option was February 22. and on
that date he was legally bound to the ' 	
Hoard. Mr. Robinson, he said, came . .,\ meeting of the South Vancouver
into the office on the morning of Feb- Liberal Association will be held on
ruary 21,  and  witness  said  he  asked I Wednesday, June 19, at 8 p.m., in the
tain Price and the South Hill artist,
Charles Abbott, all of which were encored. Master V. Heaumont contributed a violin solo which was much
appreciated. Chief Wand in proposing a vote of thanks to the proprietor
.of the Theatre for the free use of the
1 don't understand your | Theatre, and to those who had contributed to the entertainment, referred to the reorganization of the brigade and the subscriptions for new
uniforms and equipment. The petitions still lie for signature.
Happenings Around South
Vancouver's Municipal Hall
Notes of Interest at the Civic Headquarters���Increasing
the Efficiency of the Waterworks System
One ,,f th,- most active ligures in the business life of South Vancouver is Mr. Wm. A. Pound.    Mr. Pound is a graduate of the print
ing trade, and is an old-timer in South Vancouver.    For a number of
years he played a prominent part in its municipal life, and for three
years was Reeve, retiring last year.
(in Saturday evening, accompanied
by a friend, we wended our way
to Ferris Road, thence down a plank
walk, and found ourselves a, tin- C.
P. R, spring. This is tin new well
lately sunk by the municipality on the
C. P. K. property. As machinery has
always a fascination for us, we halted
at the pump house, and had a conver
sation with the engineer in charge,
rather an intelligent young man. Wc Alexander,
were ju.st in time to see him take off   thing  to  d
>.- "I hands, and that the dignity "i
the power placed in Iii- hands l"Scs
nothing through him. It is only when
any on,- tries to rough it over him
that In- shows with what power the
iron hand with the velvet glove tl
im Wednesday, when Spencer Rob-
iiiM.n   wa-   taken   before   Magistrate
In-  refused  to  have  any-
with  tin-  case.    This  led
Movement On to Solve the Problem of the
High Cost of   Living
Relief for Householders with Completion of Elaborate
Co-operative Plans of Farmers of the Delta
to rather a peculiar complication, as
the auditor was anxious that Robinson be allowed out on bail it the
Magistrate fixed a sufficient sum.
Reevi Krrr and Councillor Thomas
were telephoned to come to the
Municipal Hall as once, also Magis
trate McArthur. After a consulta-
ion with Mr. Crehan and Mr, Hull, the
three .1.1'.'- agreed that a- Magistrate
.McArthur. who is going away for his
holiday, had not delegated his power
of office to the Reeve and Councillor
Tlioma-, under the circumstances
Magistrate McArthur should open
a court and try Robinson. The
court wa- opened about 5 p.m., and a
forma] application for bail wa- mad,*.
After hearing the counsel for the
prosecution and the defence, bail was
fixed at two -untie- of $1000 each,
and   Robinson   himself  gave   one   of
$1000      Th;-   wa- $3000 ill  all.
*    *     *
Magistrate .McArthur, who should
have left la-i Monday >:i hi- vacation, wa- unable to get away, a- Mr,
Crehan had not examined him in con-
Solution of the high-cost-of-living I the farming sections of the West,
problem in Vancouver and Victoria , little prominence has been given the
will likely come with the completion   fact in iln- past.
of  elaborate   co-operative    plans   that       South  Vancouver householders will
have been undertaken by thc farmers  stand to profit greatly with tin   sue
of Ladner and the agricultural centres   cessful Consummation    of    the    plans
of thc Fraser Delta. outlined.    With the cost of living on
Dr. Kerr Wilson, prominent the North Arm slope, probably lower
rancher o5 Ladner, has announced than at any other point on the Pa-
that an extensive farmers' co-operative cific Coast, thc common necessities
ocicty is being formed in the Delta,   of life  from the gardens and fields of
lh,   cover of the triple pump  so that
he might prime it,    \\ <��� mad, a minute
inspection of the well and pumps, and
were pleased to see everything working so satisfactorily. Wc also noticed   a   new   well   being   sunk   about
fifty feet from the present well.    We
goi  a  few  facts  from  the  engineer in
charge,   and   as   my   friend   is   rather
fond   of   figures,   soon   lu-   was   busy
wilh   pencil  and   notebook,   and   in   a
few   minutes  produced     me     figures
which fairly astounded me. and well
las I am acquainted with the affairs
I of the municipality,  his  ligures  fairlv
made  me  stare.     They   were  of such
a   surprising   nature   that   at   lirst    1
could   hardly   grasp   them.     As   they
will be interesting to thc general
'body of ratepayers  I  give them lure.
Tin- triple pump draws fully 400 gal
Ions   per   minute,   or   Will.null   gallons
p, r day. which is equal to 80,000 cubic
feet.     To   purchase   this   water   from
Vancouver   would   cost   tin-   munici
pality 10 cents per hundred cubic feet,
or   80   dollars   per   day.     SJ4SII     per
month.    Allowing 60 gallon- per capita  would  supply  about   10,000 people,   nection   with   the  public  inquiry,  but
or 2000  services at SI   per  month,  or   as  thc   Magistral,-  ha-   now   been   ex
2000  families  at   the     same    figures, i Continued on   Tag,.-  Eleven)
$2000 per month.   The-cost to supply -
of$^.SP07efmonX;etw^meratd$7yS   COLLINGWOOD FIRE BRIGADE
per  month,  or  a  total  of $196.50 per, CONCERT
llowing lor deureciation o
encics, etc., the municipali
It will be the plan of this organization
to supply food products direct to the
consumers of Vancouver and Victoria.
Plans arc being laid to secure a
central produce depot in Vancouver.
It is likely that the City Market on
false Creek will be decided upon for
Dr. Wi'son states that sufficient
farm produce is raised every season
in thc Delta district to supply all the
householders of the thickly populated
centres of  British Columbia.
Outstanding among the aims of the
the  Delta   will  be placed  well  within
reach of the lowliest.
Dr. Wilson states that the project is'
to establish central distributing points
at both Vancouver and Victoria.
Throughout Vancouver, sub-stations
will be arranged for where all the
products of the Delta farms will be
available at a price which will mean
a profit only lo the "Man With the
Some time ago the South Vancouver Hoard ot Trade took up the question of establishing a public market
on the Xorth Arm, to be supplied by
hint if he wanted a school site. He
-wore that Robinson said he did, and
witness pointed out thc site on the
map.   That was before witness put an
",'tion on the site, he said. Witness
I Robinson went to look at the
-in- and came back to the office in an
11 ill's time, and said he would sec the
other members of the Site Committee
1  nit   the   matter.     Witness   said   he
'imted the price of $15,000,    Witness
aid he had the property listed, bul Hall, with Fireman Crowder, obtain-
lad not the price, but he knew about led $82,511 in subscriptions in one day
what he could get il for. It was! towards new uniforms etc., for the
about $12,000. On February 21 he : fire brigade. The total collected up
offered $100 on the property to  Mrs. I to date is about $41 Ml.
Burgh, but she wanted $5(X), he said.;   	
The  interim   receipt   showed   a   pay- j
ment  of $50(1,  though  his  lirst  offer     Westminster Presbyterian Church
was in the shape of a cheque for $100,      A fortnight ,jnce we st8ted ,|,,��� ,he
office of D.  Burgess, corner of 29th
land Main Street     All members of thc
| Association    arc    requested    to    be
present  as   there  will   be  some  very
important business transacted.
Assistant  Captain   Brown,    No.    .1
Delta farmers    is    to   eliminate    the the growers in the Ladner neighbor
middleman's profit, and at present the hood.    Lack of interest, however, was
only obstacle that is considered at all responsible for the tailing through of
serious in the venture is the question this  project,   ami   it  appears   that   the
of   good   transportation   facilities   be- larger    scheme    of    ihe    Ladner   and
tween  Ladner  and  the  heart  of  this Delta  producers    will   fill   ihe   same
Though  the    Delta    areas are  the
most fertile and productive of any of
ends which were at one time considered by the Hoard of Trade people
in South Vancouver.
Gladstone Hotel Licence
Before the Commissioners
month.    Allowing for tie
| plant, exigei
I tv makes a net gain of not less than
$1700 per month, or S3I.4H0 per year.
Hut the gain is not only on the financial    side.      Let    the   ratepayers    con
; trast their supply of water this year
with that of last. Many a day at this
season some of the more highly -il
uated parts of the municipality were
without water nearly the whole day.
and when thc water did coir,,-, the
pressure was s., low that many an
imprecation was hurled at tlu- water
department and all connected with it.
.Vote the difference this year :   a regu
lar   supply   all   thc   time,   at   a   g 1
strong pressure, As 1 was rather
sceptical about tin- figures, I called
at the water department ami got one
of tlu- clerk.- to verify the ligures. and
also learned at tin- same time that
before long Superintendent Mullett
expected, with the new 20 II.I'  motor
he   was  installing,  to  be  able  to  pump
water   to   Central   Park      S i   Smith
Vancouver will In- entirely independ
am of tin- supply from iln- city Our
water department i- one we ought to
be proud of. It is well managed, and
business methods are adopted in all
i ils departments. The municipality
: certainly on e Mr Mullett a debt ol
gratitude   for   the   abb-   and   efficient
Those who are anxious to hell, the
Collingwood Fire Brigade���ami who
is not?��� should make a special effort
to attend the benefit concert to be
given in thc hall at the Bursill Library
next Wednesday, June 19. J-'ire Chief
Wand will preside, and an excellent
programme has been provided. Tl
win, attend will not only spend a verj
pleasant evening, but support a most
worthy cause.
When that excellent institution, the
Melrose    Nursing    Home,    becomes
more   widely   known,   the   benefit   it
confers will be more thoroughly ap
preciated.    The   home  is  situated  at
825 -'5th Avenue and Main Sire.-:, and
the principal is Mrs. Edgerton, whose
long  experience  admirably    qualil es
in;   for  the  responsible   position   she
holds.    Special  attention  is   p id
maternity cases, and  the  chargi
in all  cases, moderate.    This nurring
institution is a home from
uated in a pleasant and hea
Tr.vii rs and c ntract, it - n ill   ind in
manner in which he has installed their   this issue  of "The  Chi
.. ral
water system.
he said
Mr. Bull: Why should she give
yon an interim receipt for $500 when
your prior offer was $100.
Witness; She had confidence in me
to that extent. Witness added that
he later told McDonald about the
deal and the latter said he could be
no party to it, as he was on the Council. McDonald gave witness a cheque
for  $500  out   of   witness's   profits   in
congregation of this church had pur
chased a site for a new church. The
young people of the Christian Endeavor have commenced to voluntarily clear the site, and it is intended
to utilize it as a lawn tennis court.
The pastor, Rev. G. D. Ireland, appealed to the members of the congregation and a hearty response was
given, with the result that the work
is    now    progressing    rapidly.    Next
the firm, ami the receipt for the Site, Thurg(,     -    deception and social will
option   was   in   the   name   of   Fraser
Realty Company.
Mr. Hull:    If you drew out $500 as
your   share   of   the   profits,   why   did
be held in the church, to which a gen
eral  invitation is given.
Th,- Licensing   Commissioners   of  wrong end.   There was much need for
South   Vancouver   held   their   annual | a  cleaning out   in   the  City,  but  they
meeting   on    Wednesday   evening   in i must   leave   that   to   the   City   (.
the  Municipal   Hall.   Reeve  Kerr pre- J missioncrs.        Cordova      Street     and
sided,   and   there   were   also   present | Water Street   were a disgrace  to  lh,
Councillors  Thomas and Third.  Mr   Municipality    Mr. Brown had run the
K.   McBride, and   Mr.  .1.  B,  Spring
lord, clerk.
Bottle Licence Off
Mr   .lames  Chapman, Joyce Street.
Collingwood,    applied    lor    a    bottle
That iln- thoughts of tin- empli
at -Ii,- 11,ill are not all ol a lig
Hire, but thai  -..mi,-   if them an   .
lo   deep   religion-   thought   and   Study,
w a-  ,-, ni, iw, i!   i he    ' ither    m- irning
\, hen   Mr   Crehan  opened  his  ci,uii
Consternation spread among  the
ficials when it wa- discovered that the
Gladstone in  a  worthy manner, and  """"   Bib!e  had  disappeared.    Ilur
In- had expended a lot of money upon   !
ifficial ti, itici - calling
- ,,.;-   under   the  School    B >aid
-I-' retary   i"   -lie   Board   i-   Mr.
\\ in. Kirkland, I'.- \ .L,). Ci da    (
1'   i I,
licence.    There was i
it, and it would hardly be fair to deal
too strigently with it, or they might
arouse a storm of indignation in the
Municipality     amongst     those     wh.
you pay the $500 to the Fraser Realty
Witness: I drew the $500 tempo-
i.trily. The $500 was not entered up
in the books of the company. The
price of $11,500 from Mrs. Hurgh was
a net price, not gross.
Witness said he saw Robinson once
in connection with  the site.    H
Annexation vs. Incorporation
A meeting of Ward IV. Ratepayers'
Association was held in the old
schoolroom on Wednesday evening.
Mr. Feast presided. Several speeches
were made and the sentiment of the
meeting was for annexation.    A reso-
(]c. I ltttion  was passed calling for a mass
nied  that "any "deputation" waited   on j meeting on Thursday, June 20, and all
either himself or Clark for the return ' interested in the question are invited
f thc $500 deposit. to be Present.
Witness Denies Collusion
Mr. Ladner next examined witness,
who declared that Robinson did not
come to thc office to broach the subject of sites. Witness introduced the
matter to Robinson, and there was
no collusion in the deal.
Mr. Crehan: Is it customary foi a
broker to put an option on listed
Witness:    Yes. it is the custom
Volcanic Ash Does Damage
On Tuesday South Vancouver was
visited by a shower of sulphuric
ashes, supposed to be the result of a
volcanic eruption in Alaska. Quantities of clothing hung out to dry were
partially destroyed. The powdery
lava dust, impregnated with sulphuric
acid, riddled clothes with minute
holes.    In  some  premises  the bright
erously signed, in its favor, and several against. Thc Licensing Commissioners went into thc matter fully,
and it transpired that the legal preliminaries hail not been complied
with. The advertisement inserted in
the newspapers did not give sufficient
notice to the public, and on this
ground alone the request of Mr.
Chapman had to be refused. He was
informed that he could apply again in
a year.
The Gladstone Inn
The Clerk said there was an appli-
I cation  from   Mr.   H.  J.  Brown  for  a
renewal   of the  licence  of the  Gladstone  Inn, Westminster Road.    Here
', again  several petitions were put in for
j and against, and the Clerk stated that
' the    preliminary    notices    had    been
I properly    issued    and    the   legalities
complied with.
Mr. R. McBride, after some discussion, said thc Licensing Hoard was
afraid to express its opinion.
Councillor Thomas warmly retorted
nc petition, mini- [ might suppose they wen- doing an un
fair thing and thereby be doing more
harm than good. They had all these |
things to consider, and he would not
advise thc Hoard to recklessly cancel
the licence without further consideration. He would like to see thc commissioners adjourn the matter, and
give everyone a chance, for or against,
to state their case. They had to consider their duty to all concerned and
also in the interests of the temperance
Councillor Thomas said by closing
thc Gladstone they would not help
the temperance cause, but be helping
to create a monopoly. If. however, the
liquor traffic could be stopped altogether, he would do it. but in the
present circumstances it was impossible to do as some present suggested.
He knew the Gladstone Hotel thirty-
eight years ago, and from then till
now he had not seen any unsceming
conduct around the place, nor had he
seen  anything  wrong.     It  would   be
likely places, but no Bible could b,
found. What was to be done: At
last a happy thought struck one of
the searchers, s,, he went round the
employees to find if any carried a
Bible with him. We are pleased to
learn   that   the  enquiry  at   thc  second
Mr J   Bruce, No 5 Fire Hall
land, i ilifornia, is mi a \ i-u p i Chief
\\ and, municipal lire statii it
p'l  the wck  has  visited th    vari   is
fire  hall- in thc municipality,
person     brought
forth     what     was
We were rather interested and
amused the other morning on passing a squad of workmen. The
foreman or timekeeper produced
a book and began to call out the
various workmen's names, who. in the
regular schoolboy style, replied as
their names were called out. Surely
this is a new innovation.
*    *    *
A meeting of the Fraser River Development Committee and the Council was called for Monday evening
last to take steps to make arrangements as to Mr. Monk's visit. The
unanimity of the Council was the outstanding feature of the meeting, and
in Ibis they were nobly supported by
Mr. Hodgson (president-) and Messrs
Vogel and Greenslade. As the business was of a private nature, the secretary was instructed to have all the
A     Progressive      Club     for
A meeting wa- held on Mondaj
night at Clark's Hall, when it w.,s
definitely decided to have a club or
an association to agitate for progress
and improvement in West Collingwood. For the present the improvements aimed at will be the widening
of Rupert Street to an 80ft. road, and
also the levelling of the B. C. E. K
bridge, which is now rather awkward.
If Rupert street is to be widened il is
well it should be done before the
grading is completed The officers
elected wcre : Mr. C. Bailey, president; Mr. George Marson. vice-president; Mr. J. F. Clements, second vice-
president; and Mr. Kerr, secretary-
treasurer. The executive will include
Mr. W. Karr. Mr. Kerr. Mr. Timmis,
and Mr.  Bailey.
There is every prospect of this association becoming strong and useful.
Lead Piping Missing
A large box which required several
men  to  carry,  and which  was  filled
i business  done, printed   and  put into   with lead waste pipes, is reported to
Mr. Crehan: Mrs. Burgh listed this ; steel of the telephones was very much
property with you for sale. Why did j tarnished by the action of the sul-
you  put   Clark's    name   in   as   inter- j phurous a6h.
i the hands of the members who were
absent with as little delay as possible.
very   unfair   to   concel   the   licence,
that  it was  not  fair  or just  for any I Councillor  Thomas  pointed  out   that
member to cast  reflections upon  the j the licensee had invested his money. j
representatives of the Board. j and if they closed him down the cus-
Reeve Kerr said his leanings were ; turners would jump on a car and get
towards strict temperance prohibition , what  they  wanted.     If  he  wanted
in  liquor, but they must look at  the I drink he would  get it  in  spite of alii *    *    ��
licence of the Gladstone Hotel from   the people in Vancouver, but if he did j     It  is  surprising  with  what  dignity
a different point of view from those in   not want it all the people could not I Reeve Kerr maintains his position as i  ��	
Water Street. The Gladstone Hotel I induce him to take it. In all the cir- head of the municipality. While not j Mrs. Bramwcll. wife of Police Ser-
was at present under proper manage-I cttmstances he did not see that any-1 flushing lis own personality to the geant Bramwell, has so far recovered
ment, and he was under Ihe impres-j thing would be gained by refusing to | front, he yet occupies the chair, and as to be able to be removed from the
sion that if the Commissioners closed ; grant the licence. The application rules with a firmness that gives one hospital to her home, where she is
it  they  would  be  working  from  the 1 was adjourned for three weeks. I confidence   that  our  interests  are  in   progressing favorably.
have been stolen on Monday night
from the B. C. Electric Railway Company's station at Cedar Cottage. The
box and contents were the property
of Mr. D. D. Collie, plumber. TWO
Hys Story: Much Work, Moie
Worry, a Little Love,ji Little
Laughter    and   Some   lears :  :
and   Opinions    Thrown    In
With    Impression
Thil trll' - vol
appear wrrlt by wrek in thr "Chinook,'
publuhed a> a hook by llir Autlioi
and be then
Further Evic'ence in Probe
Into School Board Affairs
(Continued   from   Page  One)
:kens, I  may as
connected   with
the  lime when  Charles
As I have alluded to Charles Di
finish all my personal reminiscences
I will take a leap   forward to
Dickens issued his books in parts,  bound  in  green paper
wrappers, and the public regularly looked for them.
I remember that when they were expected to arrive at
our local booksellers' shop my father, or my brother Henry
"kudos." I discovered in a second-hand bookshop a bundle of original letters written by Charles Dickens to a young
American aspirant to literary honors, a young woman in very
delicate health. These letters were full of the sweet sympathy of Charles Dickens' nature. They touched upon the
American civil war, upon spiritualism, upon authorship and
other interesting topics. I could not afford to buy the bundle
of letters (they would be worth now twenty times what I
would walk up and down in front of the shop wailing for was asked for'them). but I gave the bookseler five pounds
the arrival of the package from London, so eager were they to allow me to copy them and make literary use ot them,
to continue the adventures of "David Copperfield," or who- I took them first to W. T. Stead, who was then editing
ever was the hero of the hour.    I am not taking much heed "The Pall Mall Gazette."    He eagerly "jumped" at them,
to chronology, except where dates really count. arranged for the publication of extracts, and then, in that
I heard Charles Dickens read���I cannot remember where splendid, unselfish, generous way of his. sent  for me and
���and 1 once saw him���studying character���in "The New
Cut,"  a crowded market place in South  London.
I remember, of course, the wave of profound sorrow
which thrilled the country when Dickens died.
Some time after his death I paid a never-to-be-forgotten
visit to Gadshill, his favorite home. I was then in the London Civil Service. A team of eleven "Civil Servante" went
down to Gadshill to play against a Kentish team captained
by Charles Dickens the younger, who was then in residence
at Gadshill. I went down, not as a player, but as a visitor
-���and reciter���to take part in the concert which was to
follow the cricket match. While the cricket match was on
I wandered over the house which has been so often described
that any description from me is unnecessary. I saw the
wonderful paintings by Clarkson Stanfield���paintings which
told me that it would be a pity to give only extracts and
spoil the interest of a lot of letters which ought to be given
in their entirety in some good magazine; and so he sent me
to Mr. Comyns Carr���then editing "The English Illustrated Magazine." Mr. Comyns Carr was delighted with
the letters. He gave me ten guineas at once, with some
promise as to the future on publication, and agreed to publish the letters���with a little preface which I was to write
���showing how I discovered the letters, and so on. Of
course, in such a magazine, this would have done me much
good in the literary career���which I ha dthen adopted. The
letters were announced for publication, and then Charles
Dickens the younger stepped in.
He knew nothing of the existence of the letters until I
found them; but as his father's heir he claimed "copyright"
had been used as "scenery in some of the theatricals in which ��  *������   ,He demanded  a  sum   for  allowing  them  to be
published���a sum which effectually prevented any further
remuneration for me.    He insisted that he���and only he���
should "edit" the letters, and suppressed all mention of your
humble servant, J. Francis Bursill, who had discovered them
and caused their publication.
Charles Dickens the younger has now followed his father
to the grave���and I long ago forgave him for the sake of
the loved name which he bore; but I told him at the time
Dickens took part
I was sitting in a reverie on a chair in which the great
author had often sat, when I was startled by the sound of
very angry voices, and going out on to the cricket field I
heard a "jolly row" between Charles Dickens the younger
and Edward Tranter, the captain of the team from London.
I do not know what the quarrel was about���some point
of the game, of course���but I remember that Dickens swore
"like a trooper" and was very unamiable indeed. When
the match was over, good temper reigned. We had supper
at the "Falstaff" Inn���and such a supper! The aroma of
that boiled leg of mutton from one of Lord Darnley's sheep,
is in my nostrils now. Charles Dickens, who was in the
chair, sang the grand old Sea Song by Allan Cunningham,
"A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea."
"Teddy" Hinchcliffe made our host roar with laughter
with "The Chilly Man."    Edward Tianter recited "The
Natural  Bridge of Virginia," and I  recited    "The Two
"We are only two vagabonds, Roger and I;
Roger's my dog.   Come here, you scamp!"
I had had a glorious day, a good dinner, a good glass
of wine; I was inspired by the company, the atmosphere of
Gadshill, and I threw my whole soul into the piece.
"Bravo!" said Dickens at the close; "but, young man,
take my advice: stick to reciting. Don't give up your position for the stage. Stick to reciting���and to your own
original style. I'm rather inclined to think you make too
much of a study of Henry Irving."
Up to then I had never seen Henry Irving���so I value
the compliment unconsciously paid to me.
The Falstaff Inn!    It had been the scene of many wild
pranks, from the days of the fat Knight and Bardolph and
Pistol at Gadshill.    I was told of the visit of Hans Christian 'hat his father would not have acted so-���and he admitted
Anderson to the place, how he acted like Puck, or a sprite thai was so.     "I  am a practical man of business," said
out of one of his own fairy tales.    He crowned Wilkie Col- Charles Dickens the younger,
lins with a garland of wild hops���to the great delight of       Yes!   He took after his mother, who was a "practical"
Charles Dickens the Younger
the hop-pickers.    At a cricket match on the meadow a ba
nearly struck Hans, who   ran,  frightened,  for about 300
Charles Dickens the younger was not the amiable, love-
able man his father had been. I mention this fact because,
incidentally, it throws some light on the domestic tragedy
of the great novelist's life. It is generally known that
Charles Dickens and his wife separated. The eldest boy,
( harles, went away with his mother; the younger children
woman���not gifted with much sentiment or imagination���
and hence that "incompatibility" which led to a separation
���a separation which has been much misunderstood and has
led to an unjust stigma being attached, by some, to Charles
Dickens' honored name.
At thc time of writing I have not yccess, out here in Vancouver, to "The English Illustrated Magazine," but before
I close my memories I shall refer again to Charles Dickens'
   letters and show that I rendered the world of literature some
remained with iheir father, and were brought up by iheir service by raking out that bundle of old letters���written in
aunt. Miss Hogarth.    All the younger children were through b\ue ink���from the dusty shelves of the booksellers' shop
life sweet and amiable; but Charles, his "mother's boy," in Bedford street, Strand.
was by no means sweet or amiable, to my mind���and I saw       Lovers of Dickens, can any one of you tell me where
a good deal of him when he was connecled with "The Crys- are 'hose letters?    In the possession of some American ad-
tal Palace Press (Dickens and Evans), and he served me m'rer of Dickens, I feel sure.
a trick, rather selfishly, which robbed me of some literary
(To In
Effort to Complete Improvements at
Early Date
During the past ten days there has
been a great rush of road work in
South Vancouver, and a steady
stream of prospective builders at the
Inspector's office in the -Municipal
Hall. No fewer than 23 permits wcre
granted in one day. and over 50 during last week, of the aggregate value
of $35,000.
Men and teams are busy on road-
work in all parts of the municipality,
and all the wards are sharing in the
general grants for roads and sidewalks. In Ward I sidewalks will be
laid over the principal portions of the
ward at a cost of about $4,000. Three
thousand dollars is to be expended on
sidewalks in Ward II, and the grant
to Ward HI for a similar purpose is
$4,340, and $5,237 for Ward IV.
In addition, improvements on various roads are being undertaken. A
12ft. wide sidewalk has been constructed on Fraser Street, between
Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth
Avenue, and $1650 will be spent grading Somerville Street from Thirty-
fourth to Thirty-ninth.
On Fifty-second Avenue grading
will be carried out from Fraser to
Ross Streets, and a bulkhead erected,
the whole costing $6,000. The grading
of Fifty-third Avenue    from    Fraser
Street to Ross Street, will also be
proceeded with at an outlay of $3,700.
Tin- sum of $4,500 will be set apart
for grading Fortieth Avenue from
Victoria Drive to Nanaimo Street,
and Thirty-second Avenue from
Fraser Street to Windsor Street.
In Ward 11. three roads will be
cleared and rough graded at a cost
of $1716. Ward V, which is rapidlv
building-up, will have Sixty-third
Avenue graded from Fraser to Windsor Streets, a costly undertaking for
which $6000 has been set aside.
The wage sheet of the outdoor employees of thc Council amounts to
$25,000 weekly. Mr. Young, the energetic official of the building department, is likely to be busy for some
Went Over the TraU of '98���Has Had
Interesting Career
Fred Archer, 3723 Main Street, is
one of thc most interesting personalities in thc South Vancouver business
world. He is an old Klondiker and
went in to the North country in '98.
Though he now applies his mind and
hands to the building up of a rather
unromantic furniture business on
Main Street, Mr. Archer has served
his time at mining, prospecting, sail
ing, theatrical work, and other occupations of a more or less adventurous
Fred Archer is a friend of Robert
Service, the poet, and he is said to be
one of ihe best interpreters of the
wild "Sourdough" poems ever to appear before an audience.
In the old days, Mr. Archer toured
all the towns in the Xorth, and his
Mings and recitations in the pioneer
camps are said to have won him several fortunes. It is said that on one
occasion, in the Nome "Opera
House," Archer sang $800 out of the
pockets of the appreciative miners.
Mr. Archer knew most of the originals of the characters in the "Sourdough" poems. Sam Magec was a
particular friend (Sam will be remembered as thc central figure in the
'Cremation") and Mr. Archer last
met Mr. Magee in Prince Rupert over
a year ago, when both were presented
to Premier McBride.
Though Mr. Archer has decided to
apply himself to the furniture trade in
South Vancouver, he is at present organizing a troupe of players who will
present sketches, taken from Service's works, at thc Fair in San Francisco.
Von are a ratepayer in the Munici-
i.-ility. As such was it not your in-
eresl to sell to Robinson for $12,000?
Witness: Nol in this case. I
van ted to make money for Clark.
Mr. Hull : When you spoke to
Robinson about selling th,- school sit,-
nm are quite satisfied with your actions?
Witness: It is just as proper as
any business methods in the real estate business.
Mr. Ladner: Was th,- property
list,-,! for sale, or to obtain an offer
for Mis. Burgh?
Witness:    To obtain an offer.
Mr. Whelpton said he wished to ask
a question, Hid witness not tell the
Trustees he told Mrs. Hurgh the land
was wanted for a site?
Witness:    I don't remember.
Ex trustee Pleming said he wished
I,, ask  witness some questions,
"You raised your price $5,0110 in two
hours.    Can you tell the time you saw
Mrs. Burgh?
Witness:    I  can't  remember.
Mr.   Pleming:    Did  not   McDonald
put the deal on you to carry out?
Witness:    I don't remember.
Mr.   Pleming:     Did   I   not  tell   McDonald the latter would have a difficult   task  to  clear  himself with  the
Witness: 1 don't remember that?
My God! Don't I Know That?
Mr. J. Ii. McDonald recalled, said
the practice in his office about business was on a partnership basis, but
they sometimes did business individually for a friend. He always considered if a seller got the price at
which his property was listed, the
seller was protected.
Mr. Crehan: Is it your practice to
act as your partner says he did?
Mr. Ladner objected to questions
about witnesses' private business.
Mr. Crehan: Was Mrs. Hurgh a
client of the Fraser Realty Company
or of Mr. Spiers?
Witness: We had previously sold
property for her. He could not tell
why Mr. Spiers privately sold property for her. He was away at the
time of the sale and on his return he
said that, as a member of the Council, he could be no party to it.
Interviews With Board Members
Witness was questioned about his
interviews with Board members, and
denied having promised to refund the
$500, though he said that if the Board
was not satisfied he would return the
deposit, if within the date of the
option. Spiers said they could have
the money then, but the Hoard would
not release Mr. Clark from delivering
the property within thirty days, added
witness. There was no demand made
within the thirty days, as far as he
knew, he said. He got no part of the
$500, he said, nor did it go into the
company's funds.
Mr. Crehan: Why did you act on
behalf of Mr. Spiers in promising to
return the money?
Witness said it was after a conversation with Mr. Spiers, when the latter had said words to the effect that
the Board could then have the money
Trustee Pleming Questions
Trustee   Pleming:     Did   I   not  tell
you that you would have a hard task
to explain your position to the ratepayers,  and  did  not  you  reply,  "My
God!   Don't I  know that?"
Witness:    I probably did.
Mr. Pleming:   Did you not say that,
as your firm was not registered, you
could  do  outside  business,  and  also
that you thought you had better resign from thc Council?
Witness:    I don't remember that.
Mr. McDonald asked permission to
deny a report in a Vancouver morning newspaper that he had personally
promised to refund  the $500,    There
was  no  truth  in   that  statement,   he
Mr. R. C. Hodgson was recalled, and
denied receiving any presents whilst
Trustee, or getting any free cord-
Witness was asked if he had taken
steps to verify Contractor McDonald's bonds.
Witness said he had not.
Mr.   Crehan:     Did  you   know   that
the bonds were signed in a saloon?
Witness:    No, I did not.
Mr.  Crehan:    Did your  Board  use
sufficient   care  to see  that  the  bonds
were g I1
Witness:    I   think so.
A Challenge���Mud Slinging
Witness asked the Commissioner if
anyone had slated  that he  (witness)
had received presents.
Mr. Crehan said his reason for such
questions was to elict if any presents
had been received by Trustees.
Witness challenged anyone making such insinuations to come forward
and make them on oath.
Mr. Ladner said it was all over the
place that some of the evidence given
was prejudiced, and in justice to Mr.
Spencer Robinson he thought if any
individual had anything to say he
should come forward now instead of
at the street corners, where people
stood and slung mud.
Mr. Crehan: 1 quite agree with
that, and every property owner and
ratepayer has the right to come forward and make his statement.
The court stood adjourned till further notice.
Mr. Crehan afterwards asked the
Press to intimate that the reason for
thc suspension of the public hearing
was to enable him to complete his investigations into school affairs.
The Main Street Market
The  oldest  meat  market  on   Main
Street,  situated  at  Twenty-fifth   Avenue    and    Main,    of    which Mr. C
Slater is the proprietor, has this week
been enlarged and improved. A new
and attractive shop front has been
put in, and a new glass refrigerator
which, in hot weather, will keep the
meat in the pink of condition. The
shop is being fitted with up-to-date
sanitary fittings. Mr. Slater purchases only the best meat, and this is
probably why his business has made
such rapid strides in a comparatively
short period. Residents who patronize this establishment can rely upon
getting the best quality possible at
competitive prices. A trial order is
respectfully solicited.
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River Road, Ontario Street, and B. C. Electric Trackage and
All Lots Cleared and Graded
Subdivision of portion of Block 11, D. L. 322
River Road Lots, each  $1250
Ontario Street Lots, each      800
Inside Lots, each     700
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Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements for Sale Purchased
Probing the Accounts���Sensational   Evidence���Spencer Robinson
Arrested  in Court
For ;i fortnight Commissioner Crehan has been holding a special court
of inquiry  into  th,-  management  ,.i
school affair-. In South Vancouver by
the   School   Trustees,   and   this   week
great interest has been taken in thc
|rro, eedings.    Those who all,-inled an
dcipated   sensational    developments,
and the climax wa-   reach,-,1 on Tin ���
day, when Spencer Robinson was at
rested and  taken  to the police office
below.    The arrest created great  II n
sation  in   the  district.     Four  hundred
dollars is the amount involved in thil
latest charge.    It is alleged thai   Rob
inson forged the lirm-name of Broom
&   Pattison   to   a   cheque     for     $40(1,
drawn  in  their  favor by the trustees,
Mrs. McKay's Story
When the court opened on Monday,
Mrs.  Laura  D.  McKay   told how on
September 7. 1910, she sold a site to a
Mr. MacDonald (MacDonald & Kirk)
"I)o you think, Mrs. McKay," asked
Mr Crehan, "that the Board was do
ing its duty by the ratepayers?"
"Certainly ni '
"Do you think that theirs wa thi
besl  policy in Canada ?"
"Certainly not. South Vancouver
ha- a very unsavory reputation for
"Mr M icDonald wasn't there?"
asked Mr. Crehan. "I guess Mr Hys-
lop go, in ahead of him this time. Vou
didn't -tand in well enough with th,
bunch, I gins-,,"
Mr. Spencer Robinson Protests
At   this   stage   Mr.   Spencer   Robin-
Si,ii  rose  to  his  feet,  and angrily  ob
jected to the Commissioner's remarks.
"Sit   down,   Mr.   Robinson I"   com
manded   Mr.   Crehan.     "Sit  down   at
formation that he was not sure what
he had signed���whether it was an op
lion or merely an offer. Asked to
explain hi- charges against Mr. Robinson, win,,-- stated that th,- former
had never asked for or even snggi ited
:, commission. "I guess he goi
en, ugh," remarked Mr. I lay. Asl i d
by th,- commissioner to explain the
statement mad,- in answer to Mr
Ladner, "My dear fellow, there's a
man who knows more about this than
I." witness -aid In- mean) "the pa
ship thai divied up th,- spoil-,���Mr
Robinson and Mr.  Kay.''
A   Startling  Statement
M i   Pattison, ol the firm of Broom
& Pattison, was recalled, and made a
startling admission     He  stated that
it   wa-   th.-   custom   lor   both   partner-
in  hi-  business  i ,  sign   t he  i heques
jointly,    though,    il    had    not    always
been done    He could nol explain why
his  partner  drew $450  for  a  cheque
' ,-r. another bank-
Mr. Crehan :    Can you explain
of ten cheques, only on,- was cashed?
Witness :    I an, now led to believe
that   then-   are   more   than   the   $450
cheque which did not go through tin
joint account in the bank.    I was asked to acknowledge a certain cheque a-
I paid which  1 never received,
Mr.  Crehan :     When   was  this?
Magistrate McArthur
Magistrate J. C. McArthur was next
-worn Asked about th,- enhanced
price pin on Mrs. McKay's lain!
it had been acquired by Mr. Hyslop,
witness -aid in- had n,, knowledg, pj
the ri-,.- in values, though lu- had
thought $7,000 a somewhat high tig-
lire. He wa- not awar.. that $10 ,i
��� lay v. a- being paid for a team and
man. and declared that trn--- i ��� - iuld
not be expi i ti d t, give sufficient
time to thi  studj - i t,���.-,
Continuing, he said be had no n I
lection of having seen thi bills for
the ti anting a , ,unts, which had been
made out by Robinson, and admitted
that the system of the trust.,- in a
district marking bills <)K. for that
ana was done largely through g
work. He b,li,-v,d that Robinson, in
marking account- O.K., gave bis word
that these  bills  were correct.
Mr. McArthur was informed that be
would be required again in about
three  or  four  weeks.
Mr. Houston was then recalled,
Mr Crehan : How did vou handle
the Sinn got from Mr. MacDonald?
The witness thought it would be
placed to the joint account.
Mr. Crehan : Who tore out thc
folios  of the  book?
Witness : I did not know any had
been torn out.    Some were loose.
The Court then adjourned.
Spencer Robinson, former chairman of the South Vancouver School Board, who is awaiting trial on a
forgery charge, and who was re-arrested this week on a second charge of forgery in connection with School
Board affairs.
at $1,500 an acre.    After the bargain
was  struck   she   found   the   land   was
wanted   for  a   school   site. ,.   Witness
added :    "I told Mr.  MacDonald that
! if I  found that anyone else was- get-
i ting the benefit of my reduction made
I for the School Hoard, there would be
The Commissioner : There is
trouble.    It is just beginning.
Those present in court laughed, and
there was a stern call for "order."
Then came the date of the transaction, and Mrs. McKay's positive statement that both deals were put through
on the same day, the second of which
contained an advance of approximately $900 over the lirst.
Some time later a private investigation was held by some person or
persons whose names Mrs. McKay-
did not give to the court.
"At this investigation I believe tliat
Mr.  MacDonald saiil that he did nol
once, ,,r 1 will make you sit down in
the cells!"
Mr. Robinson took his seat, but hi.-
COUnsel arose immediately after.
"I am counsel for Mr. Robinson,"
said Mr. Ladner, "and I object. Heal
jin  facts, and facts  only."
"Those are facts, Mr. Ladner," said
Mr.  Crehan.
What's in a Name?
Mr. George Hay was called on
Monday afternoon, and told of a deal
in which his name had been used,
and in a land transaction for the
School Board, and for which he received $200. Spencer Robinson pro
tested against the size of his com
mission, and said he thought $50 was
enough. When the final purchase
price had been received, witness had
gone with Mr Robinson and Mr. Ray
to the Westminster Road branch oi
the Canad'an Bank of Commerce. Mr.
It   was   on   th,-   opening
f the inquiry.     I   was  ask
ed  in   this  hall, and  was  late in  c
Mr. Crehan :    Who asked you?
Witness:     Spencer   Robinson,   win
also came  that night to my  home  to
ask   me   to   acknowledge   the   cheque
lor  $400.
Mr. Crehan :   What did you say'
Witness :    I said. "Nothing doing."
Continuing, witness said he under-
st 1  that   S10 was  paid  per  day   for
a man and team belonging to hi- firm,
for School Hoard work I!,- denied
making any presents to any School
Trustees, bul could nol say whether
hi- partner did so ot not.
Spencer Robinson's Night Visit
Reverting to the alleged attempt of
Mr    Robinson  to  induce   witness   t,
acknowledge receipt  for a cheque for
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The Manitoba Loan & Investment Co.
309 Dominion Trust Building
C. W. Whelptcn (who is the present chairman), Robt.  Barker, Spencer Robinson (chairman), Wm. Pleming.
Geo. A. Stevens, and Wm. Kirkland (secretary)
know that the property vvas for the
School Board when he was buying
it, but thought it was for Mrs. Stevenson. Hut tell me this : why did
I put the name of the South Vancouver School Hoard in that receipt if it
wasn't for the board?"
"We don't doubt your word for that
at all," said the commissioner.
"Yes, and why did 1 say that there
would be trouble if everything was
not all right?"
Mrs. McKay showed the court a
slip of paper which she says vvas an
exact copy of the receipt she gave Mr.
MacDonald for the property. On this
was the name of thc School Board.
Mrs. McKay gave particulars of
another site sold by her, and said
both were turned over to ihe School
Board at greatly enhanced prices. One
site had been on the market all winter
for $4,000, and it was sold to the
Board for $7,500.
I Ray had remained outside, but the
school trustee had gone in to introduce him to the manager of the bank.
ia   proceeding   emphatically     resented
j by the speaker, who stated that his
cheque  would  introduce  him  to  any
; bank in Vancouver. "When the
money was pushed through thc
wicket." said the witness, "Mr. Robinson put his arm over my hand and
tried to grab my wad. The teller
gave him a pretty severe look," went
on the witness, adding, "Robinson
stuck to me closer than a brother."
"And what did you do?" asked Mr.
Bull, who was questioning him. "Me?
I gave him a scolding" Later thc
three had gone down to Mr. Hay's
tailor shop, and later "I suppose we
went out to get a drink, finished the
Mr. Ladner. representing Mr. Robinson,   elicited   from   witness   the  in-
$400, witness told how thc chairman
,-ame to him when witness was in bed.
I toid my wife who the visitor was
Robinson did not come in. but stayed
for about ten minutes on the verandah.
The witness said he had "iven Robinson no reason to SUDDOSe he would
admit receiving a cheque when he
did not get it.
Mr. Bull : What was this $400
cheque   for?
Witness : I had previously got $400
for cordwood.
Mr. Colin Murray swore that he
sold land to the Board for which he
received $16,500. hut he did not give
anyone any  commission  off it.
Mr. Dan'cl Kelly testified to sellin"
a site to the trust es for $18,000. No
one. declared witness, got, or suggested, a commission.
A  $1000  Gift���Counsel  and  Commissioner
Ex-Reeve Rae was the first witness
on  Tuesday  morning,  and  he  swore
1 that   Mr.   Spencer   Robinson     got    a
j present of $1000 from  himself in con-
| nection   with   the   purchase    by    the
School Board of a property belonging
to thc latter, and about which  Robinson had given  Rae information.    Mr.
Rae   said   he   had   no   agreement   with
1 Robinson  to give him $1000, and the
gift was purely voluntary on his part.
Counsel's Vigorous Protest
George Kirk. Fraser Realty Company, -won- that be knew- nothing
abom Mr. Greenslade's commission,
Mr. Ladner objected to the commissioner's style of examination. "For
mercy's sake let u>. stop this leading
of witness ro answer questions," he
Mr. Crihan : We have mon -cope
than an ordinary court.
Mr. Ladner: Vou have little more
power than an ordinary court. Vou
have no right to suggest to him certain things. Treat witnesses in a
fair way.
Witness:     I   say   I   have  no know
i ledge of it at all.    I  do not know ii it
: is on  the books or  if cheques  were
paid  out.     I  had  no personal  knowledge,
Ex-Councillor .1. Ii. MacDonald said
he arranged to purchase a site from
Miss Stevenson at a net price of Sil1111.
and he was to get $100 commission.
He bought the property that way.
Witness did not know it was for a
school site except from Miss Steven
son's remarks. That lady was no relative of his or of his wife, he swore.
lie did not act for Mary Stevenson,
he said. Ile merely purchased the
land from Mr? McKay. .Wither did
he act for the School  Board, he said.
Shown   Mrs.   McKay's  receipt,  wil
ness declared that receipt was never
presented to him.   The receipt he had
from Mr-   McKay was written ill ink,
and this oik- was in bad pencil.
Mr. Crehan : Did you send ;i
cheque to Mr. Greenslade for $100
being hi- part of the commission on
tin- deal? What have you to say to
I ha! i
Witness : I never gave him any
-iic",  ch< que.
Mr Crehan (quoting) : "The commission was -mall owing to the commissions having to be divided between so many." What have you I ��
say ?
Witness : I never gave Greenslade
a cheque for s mmissi, >n in my
ed   by   Mr     Crehan,     witi
said when  Mr.  Spiers cam.- im
year a)
Compat y, u
I   I i       ;       :     Stul
thi v were destr, ij ed
The $1000 Gift
stioned   b)   th,    Commissi
l-',\ Reel >���   ''.' orge   Rae   said   thai
���      :
-   |
��� i �� hich h,   pai ; |
its lirsl
I pay
W itness :     I   think   Mr.     I lay     is
thei i    ��en    tw       heques   in   c, mnei
tion with this deal.
Lati r w itn< ss sail ay got I hi cash
instead "i . He said he had
inside information from Mr Robin-
s, u thai the property was wanted by
the S. hool Board.
Mr. Crehan: Did Robinson want
to come in on the deal?
Witness      It looks as if he did
Mr. Crehan : Did Robinson ask for
' a commission?
Witness : No, but I made him a
present of $1000.
Continuing, witness said he made
no other presents. He said he bought
another property on the off chance
of the Board wanting it, and paid
$7,500 cash  for it to Albert C Gray.
He said he wrote two letters in the
name of Mrs. Sherwood offering tin-
property for sale to the Board. He
said he gave $500 '.o Mrs. S.ierwootl
as her profit on tne deal.
Mr. Ladner agiin tcuK exception
to the Commissioner's methods, to
which Mr. Bull retorted that thc commissioner was acting within his power.
Mr. Ladner claimed he had the
right to cross-examine.
Continuing, witness said he got
direct information about the site from
Mr,  Robinson.
Cross-examined by Mr. Ladner,
witness said Robinson came to witness in witness's own garden. Robinson, he said, told him of the location of the school site wanted. Witness said he did not know that the
Board had previously advertised specifying school site locations, and held
the advertisement did not say where
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paper has not yet yielded to the temptation lo record the
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unction which will conduce to the cultivation of habits of
(bought and life befitting the youngest of the world's
really great cities.
"Every kick is a boost," but boosting, may assume other
forms that are not necessarily so disagreeable as the kick.
A very kindly notice of "The Greater Vancouver Chinook"
appeared recently in the Vancouver "World," from the
pen of James B. Goodwin, financial editor of the paper
that prints the facts. Mr. Goodwin writes congratulating
the executive head of "The Chinook" on the production of
"a bright and newsy weekly," and proceeds : "I was particularly interested in your leading editorial entitled 'Harbor Improvements,' and wish to say that you can hardly
serve better the people, not alone of South Vancouver,
tmt of all Greater Vancouver, than by continuing this
splendid policy. Vancouver's (and when I say Vancouver
1 mean Greater Vancouver) greatest need is thc full realization of the great importance of harbor improvement. I
f,-,l thai were the other papers of Greater Vancouver to
follow the vigorous example set by 'The Chinook,' Vancouver would surely be one of the best equipped ports
ready to receive thc full benefits that must come this way
through thc opening of the Panama Canal."
After all, bouquets arc nicer than bricks, boosts more
pleasant than kicks, and measured, discriminate appreciation rcfreshcth the heart of publisher and scribe. As has
already been hinted, the Financial Editor of thc "World"
did not confine his commendation to epistolary form.
Writing in the "World" under he beading, "Harbor Improvements arc Greater Vancouver's Greatest Need," he
expresses gratification that "The Greater Vancouver
Chinook" sounds a progressive editorial policy, realizing
that Greater ���Vancouver's greatest need is harbor improvements, and he adds : "It would be well, indeed,
if all newspapers published within Greater Vancouver
were to adopt such a progressive policy, for before
another live years have passed into history, they will have
Veil compelled to realize that Greater Vancouver's future
nd   claim  to  international  recognition  depend   entirely
-.ion her importance as a port."
These arc good words.
TTlll-'. amount of money spent by the Christian Church
���* on foreign mission work, and the practical outcome
of labor in the foreign mission field, are subjects around
which the fires ol" polemics frequently play. Earnest
Christians, men and women who arc quite sensible of the
vain,- and the power of the dollar, who do not affect a
grotesque disregard for money and who yet refuse to
bow the knee to Baal or Mammon, give liberally of their
earnings to the Bupporl of foreign missions. The Prcsby-
��, ii.ii, Church ,n Canada alone is contributing twenty-
Seven million dollars to the support of foreign missions
Ibis year. Complete figures are not available at the moment, bul it is safe to assume that the other churches are
spending similar sums for the same purpose. Twenty
Bever million-- is a large amount of money. Doubtless,
when it is Bpenl on mission work among the heathen, it
do, - some good. Whether if docs all the good that
twenty-Seven millions invested with wisdom and wide
knowledge in any work for the advancement of the human
race might do is a question which good men and women,
inside the Church and outside of it, have debated for
generations. There have been great victories won in
thc foreign mission field. There are now very few savage
peoples left on the earth among whom a taste for human
flesh, preferably white, is sedulously and openly cultivated.
The horrors of cannibalism have almost passed from the
���world before the humanities of the Gospel. Bounds have
been set to thc range of the demoralisation wrought among
primitive peoples by the rum of the trader, and efforts, not
entirely unsuccessful, have been made to demonstrate
that civilized man does something more than merely prey
upon uncivilized or less highly civilized man. To many
savage countries and peoples the missionary has often
been the sole bearer of the message that peoples that are
Civilized love their kind even as the savage does, and that
man's chief end, as viewed by the white man, is not the
subjugation or destruction of his less-civilized brother.
There are phases of the "heathen" problem which come
home to the people of Greater Vancouver and which do
not seem to be receiving the attention which they ought
to receive. The question of comparative religions may be
left to the churches, to thc citizens in their relation to the
churches and their relation to religion Let it be left to
learned bodies or individual religionists to discuss whether
the Chinaman has in Confucianism a religion attuned to
the genius of the Chinese race, answering the spiritual
needs of the Chinese temperament and character and,
mayhap, leading the Chinaman to heaven; or whether
these conditions can be better met by the Chinaman casting off the religion which has been his for generations and
embracing Christianity. Similarly with the Brahmin, the
Hindu and the Sikh. Such questions do not concern the
citizen except as a man of religion.   There are other par
ticulars affecting the alien in which prompt and effective
action is demanded of the citizen and of ihe citizen's rep
resentatives as men of affairs.
lor example, there an- some part> of South Vancouver
in which Orientals are permitted to herd together like
tattle, and iii which sanitary precautions are entirely dis
:. ��� irded This is a menace to the public health and a blot
upon civic and sanitary administration in the municipality.
Respect for the law and for the rules and conditions of
.,, Hern lil, require that in this matter ihe Oriental should
b, laved from himself and saved from being a menace
in a healthy community. The Oriental and the Italian
iiiii ��� t   be   taughl   lo  observe   laws   and   bylaws   which   are
made f,,r tin- good of th,- community and for themselves
as part of the community. Dirl and disease are closely
related : no medicine can take the plac- of fresh air and
���unlight. 'I'll,- farmer and the cow-keeper are required to
comply with regulations governing the amount of air-
ipace which is provided for each head of cattle that niin
i-ter> to the physical support and nutrition of man; men
themselves, because their skins arc dusky, arc permitted
to live under conditions from which the cattle are saved.
Such a condition of things admits of no justification; it
must not be permitted. Sanitary laws have been -passed
because the passing of them has been found essential to
ihe safeguarding of the health of the public. Penalties
have been imposed for the infraction of these laws, yet
in the instances we have quoted the laws are set at naught
with impunity.
Greater Vancouver and the
City of South Vancouver |
THE Press throughout the Dominion of Canada and in
the British Isles has been eloquent in indorsation of
the Step which the Presbyterian Church in Canada took on
Monday at the General Assembly in session at Edmonton.
As a result of the proceedings on this memorable occasion,
the Cljurch now stands committed to organic union with
the Methodist and Congregational churches, and the three
denominations may now look forward. to a future in
which work will be carried on in obedience to the spirit
and in accordance with the principles embodied in the
motto, "In essentials unity : in non-essentials liberty."
Thc decision which has just been reached by the Church
in Canada, while it is in full harmony with the major
movements in current ecclesiastic affairs elsewhere, reflects a great deal of credit on the Church leaders under
whose guidance it has been attained. To be a manager
of men is the pet ambition of aspirants to power and influence today. In the present age, indeed, this ambition
has to some extent taken the place of the fervor and zeal
that surged in the bosoms of men in an earlier age, nerving and moving them to slay dragons and right the wrong
in human affairs by acts and means heroic and spectacular.
Nor is the modern ambition necessarily one whit less
noble than those which preceded it. The methods of
men change, but men still come and go, changing but
little. The meaner sort of individual tries lo manage men
by playing upon their weaknesses, when necessary, imputing to them weaknesses from which they are free. Though
the meaner sort of man may succeed for a time, final
failure awaits him. The leaders of an assembly of clearheaded, shrewd-witted, capable Presbyterian ministers
must lead along high levels. Artifice is of no avail in
such a case. Breadth, height and clarity of vision, intensity of purpose, lofty principle and pure motive are essential to such leadership. It may be safely assumed that
moral force impelled the few recalcitrant brethren from an
attitude of hostility and opposition to one of rcceptivencss
and. ultimately, of approval.
It was a good day's work that was done at Edmonton.
It is sometimes noted that? while the Zion of dissent was
riven and separated, church buildings, like business premises, frequently arose in the same neighborhood, that the
masses have had to go to Church, while the church has
stood aloof from the masses. It has sometimes been
alleged, indeed, that the churches of the various denominations were competing for custom. To say things like
these is not difficult, nor is it clever. It is obvious, and
it is right, that a congregation, like a lodge, a household,
or an individual, ought, if separated from State aid, to pay
its way. Precisely to the extent to which it does not, it
is failing to discharge its obligations to society. The
clergyman of today must be a man of business or be under
thc guidance and control, to a large extent, of the men of
business who attend upon his ministrations. Yet business
is but a small part of the work of the Church. If religion
did not meet a real and abiding human need the religious
instinct would have atrophied centuries ago. With union
there may be less over-lapping, less competition, more cooperation.
The decision arrived at in Edmonton will not go unmarked in Great Britain. It is a curious fact that Methodism has never taken deep root in Scotland, the home of
Presbyterianlsra, although some of the most distinguished
preachers of the Methodist Church have ministered to the
Scotch fondness for sermon-tasting. In Edinburgh thc
Rev. George Jackson won distinction before he attracted
thc attention of the Methodist Church of Canada, and Rev.
W. J. Dawson, whose talks to business men were much
enjoyed in Vancouver about a year ago, had no difficulty
in crowding his church in Glasgow twenty years previously. Nevertheless, Methodist churches are few in Scotland. Possibly both Methodism and Presbyterianism arc
temperamental; so also, it may be, though perhaps in
lesser degree, is Congregationalism. However it be, the
decision arrived at in Calgary will add strength to the
churches and is likely to prove an important step towards
the reunion of Protestant Christendom.
The Burnaby deputation, consisting of Reeve Weart and
Mr. Mayne, chairman of the School Board, that waited on
the Provincial Government on Tuesday morning, went to
Victoria on a mission of first importance. The Reeve
pointed out that the price of land is rising so fast in Burnaby that the problem of providing sites for schools and
parks is becoming serious, and is gradually becoming
more so. He asked that the municipality be given certain
lands which he specified for school purposes. The visit to
Victoria and the object which thc deputation had in view-
are gratifying evidence that public men in the neighboring
municipality are alive and alert to the interests of the
community which has entrusted them with honorable and
responsible public offices. The Reeve stated thc municipality would save $500,000 in the course of thc next five
years. Public men in Burnaby and in every other district of Greater Vancouver have an opportunity to exercise commercial judgment in dealing with lands for public
purposes for thc benefit of the rising and succeeding generations which it would be an abiding reproach to them
to neglect.
Speaking of dust, there seems to be a disposition in some
quarters to credit the rainfall of Tuesday to the dust
raised by the Alaskan volcano; but that dust was sui
generis, in a class by itself. BesMcs, "dust" that comes
from Alaska has always been rated high.
Reprinted   from    a    Vancouver    Publication,
May 15.   1910
To tlu- Editor :
The creation of a metropolis under
the name of "Greater Vancouver," or
"Vancouver," reaching from Burrard
Inlet perhaps to the south arm of ihe
Fraser River, but most certainly to
the  north   arm  of    that     commercial
stream, from Point Grey to the most
easterly boundary of Sapper!,,n. mar
New Westminster, is a foregone con
elusion.     It   is  merely  a   question  of
when and how.
The great and eniincnl railway
Statesman,   Mr.  .lames  J.   Hill,  staled
th,- oihcr day that Vancouver would
have half-a million people in ten years.
I have strong reasons to believe that
Vancouver will have one million people ten years after the Panama Canal
lias been opened���that is to say, if the
people of Vancouver have the broad
mind and far-reaching spirit which is
able to grasp such a future, and which
is able, grasping such a future, to
reach out for and prepare for such
commercial business as will create
such a metropolis as "Greater Vancouver." It will have to be a different
spirit from that which is willing to
give to any railway which may ask
for them the very few remaining harbor facilities which are now owned by
the citizens of Vancouver within the
boundaries of False Creek. It will
have to be a spirit which can figure
on the trade of provinces, countries
and continents, rather than on the
trade of corner groceries. It will have
to be a sp'rit which will figure on the
transportation of the product and produce of such continents, rather than
on the cost of a carload of merchandise.
"Greater Vancouver" will never be
created by Vancouver itself, at least
not as long as Vancouver itself is managed through ward politics by ward
I maintain that thc surrounding districts would commit, if not suicide, at
least something very akin to it, if
they were to surrender their resources
and their magnificent borrowing power to the ward politicians of Vancouver, when the present city of Vancouver, with a debt of about fifteen
million, has not yet been able to do
justice to its own territories, such
as Cedar Cottage, Grandview, Kitsi-
lano, Mount Pleasant and Fairview,
where there arc homes worth from
$3,000 to $10,000 on both sides of the
street���streets in such a condition
that it is impossible���literally impossible, to deliver ordinary household
supplies across them. It is only common sense to assume that the resources of the outlying districts,
which would surrender their resources lo Vancouver, would be used
to improve such Vancouver city districts aforementioned. Thc mere voting force of such districts would compel it I
This brings me again to thc query
as to how shall Greater Vancouver be
created, and back to my assertion that
it will be after the Panama Canal has
been opened. The opening of this canal wiM make such an extraordinary
difference in the handling of the
world's commerce that very few
people realize it now. At present the
Irade of Asia goes down the coast of
Asia, through various archipelagoes,
through the Indian ocean, and then
either through Babclmandeb, Red
Sea, Suez Canal, Mediterranean, Gibraltar, Gulf of Biscay and north up
the coast, or down along the coast of
Africa, around the Cape, where I
have known vessels to be hung up for
six weeks, up the coast again and
north to Europe.
Both these routes are risky sailing
and demand high insurance.
After the opening of the Panama
Canal vessels as large or larger than
the Maurctania will rush the product
of the whole Asiatic provinces across
a clear ocean to Vancouver, where it
will be transhipped into English, German, French, etc., tramps or liners,
which will take it south along a coastline receding lo the east to the Panama Canal, through the canal, across
another clear ocean to Europe, and in
going against thc sun this moving
mass of merchandise will gain the
better part of a day���i.e., it will save
an interest rate so large as to be almost impossible to compute.
This movement of world commerce
will force a "Greater Vancouver," and
will force it very soon after the opening of the Panama Canal, because the
trade of Asia is over ninely per cent.
British trade, handled by British merchants, banks, ship and hands, and it
is rightfully ours, being the only
British port on the west coast of the
American continent-���that is, if we can
do the job!
In order to handle such trade the
whole of the district of the future
"Greater Vancouver" has to be commercially developed, and in order to
develop each point of "Greater Vancouver," all around the peninsula
formed by Burrard inlet and the Fraser River, not a single point of that
peninsula, river and sea coast line
must be sacrificed for thc benefit of
any particular part���that is to say,
New Westminster, South Vancouver,
Burnaby, Eburne, Point Grey, Vancouver, North Vancouver and North
Burnaby must each develop its own
resources according to its own potentialities. No one place must sap itself for the benefit of any other.
Each district must apply its own borrowing power and the product of its
own taxes in its own particular location. Not one of these at present
outlying districts must give the ward
aldermen of the new city of Vancouver the right and thc power to squander its commercial possibilities on
its waterfrontage by presenting it on
r. platter to any of the railways who
have to come and who ask for switching yards. They must not expose
themselves to the possibility of being
robbed for the benefit of the present
nucleus, "Vancouver." This is my
creed. It is my honest opinion that
this is thc only way to be ready for
the "Greater Vancouver" which is
bound to come and which is to come
with the overwhelming force of a
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hi the aura of the midnight tun a
���mall white boat noted around the
point al .1 turn in the river immediate
ly below tlu- camp, In its item ttood
a shrunken little scarecrow of a man
He threw hi-, weight on a poling-
stick and maintained poiition in the
ttream while he gazed, apparently for
thi in..ment dumbfounded, "ii the
sleeping city of t<in- And to his
eye-,, for long accuttomed t" the wil
dernett, it wai a city. Talcing a new
grip ..n the pikepole, be iwung hit
ihot el noted crafl '.ver toward the
oppoaite bank where the current wai
leti swift, and with weary itn
worked up to a gravel bar where were
encamped other itarapederi whose
tardy arrival had lost them the privilege of -taking lots within the bound
aries of the roughly surveyed towntite
across the river. Fifteen minutes
later Malaninte Jack was sleeping the
sleep of the tired proipector, and his
nol ungentle mores, unhindered by
the gauze walls of his mosquito tent,
passed without and became a part of
the noise then characteristic of iliis
suburb of Alaska's brand new city of
Malamute was moderately busy
during the next three days mending
his tent, caulking his boat and drying out his rain-soaked belongings-
matters he had neglected while on the
move. Plying the needle, hanging
out Ilis wathing, at all times there
was tomething about this silent little
man at once ludicrous and pathetic,
lie was shy, inordinately su, even
wdien regarded as a representative of a
class of men marked by their timidity
and reserve, and his most emphatic
assertions were usually expressed in
terms of apology. Vet, alone, he
could meet���and had met, unflinchingly���the perils of rushing torrent and
breaking ice, of .treacherous morass
where ill-luck or error of judgment
might place him forever beyond the
need of gold. These tilings were a
part of the life he had selected, and
he accepted them as a matter of
, course, though not always uncomplainingly.
The work of overhauling bis out-
i lit done, he sat around his camp and
smoked, keeping mostly to himself.
He put forth no sincere effort as did
those bent on acquiring a grubstake;
nor did he make ytetences at activity
as did others with no more plans than
i he. When questioned, be said : "Oh,
I'm only just waiting for my pardner;
it'll be time enough when he gets
here. Caribou's gone over to Cal-
tag, where we left some dogs last
Caribou Jack came.   When finances
demanded  and  conditions allowed he-
had been a successful market-hunter,
land through his contributions to the
| meat  supply of Fairbanks and  other
I camps in bygone winters he had eam-
| ed  Ilis   sobriquet.    Though    slightly
stooped he was over six feet, swarthy,
big-boned, and gaunt, and in appearance  and  character the antithesis of
his partner.    He had all the aggressiveness  and  energy  that   Malamute
had not.    Even on the day of his arrival he set out a gill net and began
putting   up   salmon   for   winter   dog-
feed.    As soon as they wcre well into
the  work  he transferred the task  to
Malamute, and went up  the river to
cut a  raft of logs.    Tents wcre rapidly   being   replaced   by     cabins     in
Twinkletown  and six-inch  logs  were
bringing three dollars apiece.    If the
i price and the timber held out Caribou
I was in a fair way to secure his win-
| ter's   grubstake  with  dispatch.
Malamute seemed utterly helpless
! when bereft of the bolstering influence of his partner. The latter had
been gone but a day when Malamute
took in the net and relapsed into idleness. To the questions of the curious lie smiled apologetically and explained that be was not worrying over
the coming winter. Soon it came to
be generally believed by other prospectors Camped on the gravel bar that
Malamute Jack was "fixed." that already lie had that the lack of which
1 necessitates energy and distasteful effort among the Alaskan wanderers
during the summer months.
It   was   the   time  o'  day   following
supper.    The proprietors of Twinkle
town's    pleasure   halls   were   making
I strenuous   efforts,   with     rather     dis
' heartening results, to promote gaiety
and   night   life  where    darkness     was
! not.    On the gravel bar. huddled close
! up  to  his  smudge  lire.   Malamute  sal
with   bowed   head,   puff ng   disconso
lately on his pipe.   During a moment's
lull in the howling chorus of the camp
! dogs,  a   faint  prolonged   sound   from
: across  the river roused the prospec-
i tor  from   his  lethargy.     He  removed
his pipe from his mouth and listened.
What Malamute heard was "canned
I music" from the Miners' Rest.    Hidden   deep   down   in   the   heart   most
Alaskan  prospectors have    tics    that
I antedate the quest for gold.    Sacred
j memories   they   are,   yet   they   grow
i dim as ill? winters roll by, at times
I are  wholly forgot, until    roused    by
sight   or   sound  that  instantly  spans
: the gulf of years and distance to the
j outside world.    The wail of a Siwash
babe, a  sunbonnet or  the label on a
can of tomatoes might take the exile's
thoughts  back  to  where  he  left  off.
! Then the brain's cogs are set whirling
and with a rush comes the torrent of
thought overwhelming, the bitterness,
the pull on the heartstrings, the wavering,  the almost  unconquerable  impulse to forego it all and fly back to
definite associations in the civilization
left behind.
Once or twice each year in new
camps Malamute Jack saw wdiite
women, children, even babies, and
they were less of a mental stimulant
than the sight of a lone spruce tree.
But now, the fragment of song caught
by the breeze and carried across the
river spanned the gulf for him, and
he listened with closed eyes and
aching  heart.
"Only a Tansy Blossom, Only a
Faded Flower," in a squeaky tenor
voice, with an accompaniment of
metallic,  scraping noises,  is  all  they
le ard i ������. er in the M im - ;���:��� >, and
a cheechaka i i retentive memory murmured something concerning "chest
nuts" as he inorted in disdain Bul
��� i ��� thi rivei by hii smudge on the
grayi I   bat   a   I ni ly   littli   wanderer
buried   his   face   in   hii     hand- II.
i a girl's in -h young  tola
her,  dretted   in   white       Hi t    hair,
heavy   and   dark,   iiung   in   two   loon
braids   down   her   back.    She   iwung
round from a melodi on and loo i
him with laughing ej i i, ipol ���- to him
i"  gentle  i      " i ,   illusion  fadi d,
bul   the   mischii f   ��as   don.',   (o
Malamute Jack the saloon ph mograph
rinding out iti tuperannt
mi !��� dy had sound. <J the call to the
Outside And with iti coming thi
1 i' ' Joy of his life went from him;
hope, thai great trust in the future.
whil h had sustained him through
more than a do/eu years of fruitless
��� nde.-ivi.r, was gone, and Malamute
Jack, whose gamenesi had long been
a byword in Alaska, was as sick at
heart as the rawest cheechaka just in
from the States. He cursed thai he
might not cry as he rushed down to
his boat, and before many minutes
had passed Malamute was in the
Miner-' Rest rapidly getting rid of
the mtv light "poke" he had brought
with him from the Kuskokwim.
"This is beginning to look like a
real live camp," remarked the saloon
man with genuine enthusiasm "Little old Malamute is sure doing his
share to ginger things up."
And lie was.
Malamute had not fully recovered
from the effects of his spree two day-
later when Caribou came back to
Twinkletown. He had run out. of
sugar. Sugar was bis weakness. He
could do without bacon for weeks,
but if sugar was to be had for a trip
under thirty miles he never denied
himself that food long. Carib.ou'l
beetle brows were knitted and his
taee took on a much worried exprei
sion as he looked across the river
to the gravel bar camp. He saw that
thc gjjl net was nol out. Xo smudge
fire burned beneath the racks where
the salmon were drying. The large
tent which he had brought up the river
was set; but there was no evidence
that his partner had been otherwise
active. It was apparent that some
thing was wrong with Malamute. and
Caribou borrowed a boat and made
haste to find out what the trouble was
He entered ihe tent to sei Mala
mute stretched out on his blankets,
smoking. After usual greetings Caribou explained his unexpected return.
Then be asked, casually : "Did trapping pick up over on the Kuskokwim.
Jack, after I left?"
Malamute shook his head. "Nope;
the Indians had that country most
cleaned out."
Before speaking again Caribou revolved the situation in his mind, hoping for another lead into the delicate
matter before him. None came, so he
cast diplomacy to ihe winds ; "I was
wondering how you have come by
money for the winter's outfit already,
that's all," he said.
Malamute sat up. Perspiration was
gathered in beads on his forehead. "I
ain't got a grubstake," he finally ad
"Of course it's none of my business." continued Caribou, "but why
have you been telling every one 'round
here, chccchakas included, that vou
"Xo. Jack, I never did," Malamuti
protested, "I only said 1 ain't worry
ing 'bout a grubstake, and I ain't."
The statement was beyi ml the com
prehension of Caribou In a dazed be
wildered way be looked about, unit
tering : "Ain't got no grubstake, ami
ain't worrying?" He repeated the
statement, then threw out ; "Thai
ain't sense. Jack!"
"It's only just what is." answered
Malamute; "I ain't worrying because
1 won't need no grubstake.' Unabb
to meet the questioning gaze of his
partner, hii eyes shifted to the ground
as he said :   "I'm figgering to go ' 'in
side "
Caribou's pipe fell from his mouth.
"You���figgering���Outside What the
In amazement and rage he
stepped iwie, to ihe entrance of the
tent and back, then whirled about,
jerked back ihe fly and rushed from
the presenci  "i hi- partner.
.Malamute had nol looked up when
CaariboU went out. ami when the big
fellow returned ten minutes later lull itition  was unchanged.
"I sure am plumb disgusted.'' said
Caribou, and now there was almost a
pleading in his voice; "an old sourdough like you talking of going Outside when he ain't hit it yet!"
The lesser man's head snapped up
angrily.    For once bis apologetic air
I was gone.    His pale blue eyes shone
! with   aggressiveness���the  aggressivc-
i ncss born of desperation.      "An    old
sourdough."  he    repeated    ironically.
"I've   beard   say   a   sourdough   ain't
nothing  but  a   cheechaka    with    his
| brain�� knocked out. and I'm thinking
! it's  about  right.    Us  fellows  stay in
here   winter   after   winter,   eyes   getting closer together, till we're seeing
through a little round hole with a picture of paydirt at the other end���and
it ain't there.    I  tell you. Caribou, it
ain't there1    If you don't strike it in
ten years you ain't going to.    I don't
want   no  more  of  this  God-forsaken
country, and it ain't going to have no
more of me!"
"This is a damn fine country!" hotly retorted Caribou. "And I know
my pardner ain't one of those measly,
low-down cusses that goes outsid.' and
knocks. It's the only country for a
poor man; there's a chance here to
get rich���besides there ain't no other
place, Jack, where a man can put in
three months' pick an' shovel, and live
the rest of the year. Tell me, where
else can you get twelve to fifteen
dollars a day?"
"I didn't come up here to be no
shovel stiff." Malamute answered.
"When  I  think how  I've tore myself
ti. pii ci - don n ii  a cut followinj
pa< i   set by some human derrick of a
Swede, worrying every minute thai
the driver would give me my time���
pick an' -.hovel in the cut, Caribou,
it- hell ant] you know it! 1 ain't built
for i' I"
"Why, you're a pretty ikookum
little man, Malamute," -aid Caribou
"So,  I   ain't.''   Malamute  antwered
in mournful tone.   'II.
with  a   ir. ih   outbreak    of    pa
straighti n is five  feet    i.-.
ted   frame.     "I,- .ok   at
al   me!"  he
I i';.       I hii teen yi entj be
low   in   the   winti .tmg.
111  rain   summers,    sourdough.
bi ans and ii �� belly���thii ii �� bat
"That imi nt. Jack," anstt er
l    : ibou.   "If you'd a' bi en ' lutside
i' mighl have been worte; liki  a- noi
   oi them automobiles would  a run
you down and kill.d you altogether."
Malamute shook hi- head "I'll give
'.in ;, . hance, Caribou," he -aid. run
ning hi- fingers through his thin, gi
hair      "I   want   it   where  there'l   .
women folk- thai ain't hanging round
io gi i your poke, win re tl rung
when   it's light in tin- daytime
and the moon shim i at night, where
"What   foolithnets   you're   talking,
Jack," interrupti d  Caribou, "j, ���
ail of thai hi re."
"Yes, but it'- all muddled up," Malaninte antwered, "Xo more- of this
God-forsaken country for me. I'm
going Outside and live- again���bk- a
white man!"
Malaninte had become hysterical,
and his latt words were almotl
When Caribou spoke again it was
fti , a full minutes silence, and hii
voice was steady and low; at all timet
there was about him an air of earnestness, but never was it more marked
than now. "Jack," he said. "I won't
tell you of the chances you're talking
of throwing up, after all these years
I.lick is about to turn ��� I know it. but
it ain't no use trying to tell it to a
fellow that won't see. But, pardner.
when you talk of going Outside with
out a stake, you ain't talking sense;
you've bein too long in Alaska to ,1,,
it; it's too late. You can't go out
broke to take up that'life again The
folk- you used t" know is changed���
married, maybe���maybe dead. Nobody would know you at first, and like
as not. when you told 'em win. you
was, some wouldn't want to know
you.. What could you do for a living?
Be a handy man 'round some rich
man's home? Work laboring on a
farm? Be a tramp? No, Jack. I
know you've too proud for them
things. Xow, I'm going back to gel
my  logs  down      It'll  take  three  days
more.    1   won't   tell   you  g 1 bye.   of
course, because I know you ain't going Outside. I know you won't pull
out just when we are about to get in
the money. I know luck is going 1"
chance���change quick; I can feel ii
"It ain't no use talking like that.
Caribou." Malamute answered. "My
mind is made up. and I'm going Out
side; I want to see it one,- more before I tli."
Caribou looked at him . urn lUsly
"I've heard sick native- talk like that.
Malamute." he -aid. "but it don't
sound right cruniiig from a white man.
It don't seem like my pardner t , 1 ki��� i_:
1 -��� e it ain't no use arguing with you;
if you're going, why, you're going���
and that's all there i- to it, eh'""
"Yep," Malamute murmured.
"Then  we  won't  talk about  it any
more, just now," - >id Caribou, and he
rose ami  stepped "in  of doors.    He
had  been  gone  but  a  moment   when,
mi the ground close by the gr-.ib b   -
where !h  had been seated,  Mai:
caught   sight   of   Caribou'-   han
chief lied up int. i a bag -:
age.   Ile reached oul and picked it up.
- no, /ing ii  is lie felt it- �� eighl    \|'
parently, it ci ntained sand   He untied
the  handkerchief.    It   was   -and.  fine
-and. and much of il  black      Ilis cur
iosity   gave   ��ay  ti i  inten st,  and  he
sti pped  to the enti anct   of th
Caribou   ��as   n   ������   bj   mending   the
salmon   nel     "Say,   Caribou,"   Mala
mute called, "what's this sand?"
' v\ hai sand?"
"This���in youi band
'l ih,   thai���thai -   some   ;
up from a little bar i ear �� hen   1 been
cut! ing b igs     i didn'l ha\ ���  n i pan, -���
I jusl bi >ugl ��� tin  sand  il
"Do yi hi want the pan. no�� ?" asked
'   tribou   -l I   up  and   I-
to his partner    "J u k," h : said, "I'm
- i plumb disgusted aftei �� ha we've
bi en   talking,   thai   I    lin'l
in  nothing,  it  sei ms  like  '     Ihen   he
i iped over and resumed ditentang
ling tin nel
"You won't mind if I run it down;
Malamute asked
Caribou onlj grunted. If it was
meant to be a negative answer. Mala
mute did not take it so. He emptied
the sand into the gold pan and started
for the river Then, nothing but a
positive denial of the privilege would
.have caused him to set that pan of
"dirt" aside, for he was a prospector.
Squatting at thc water'- edge, he
shoved the pan down until the water
tan over it. and commenced a wrist
and arm exercise that to him. through
years of experience, had come to be
almost as instinctive a movement as
the carrying of food to his mouth.
From time to time he ran thc water
out of the pan and. tilting it. stared
into the diminishing sand. ft was
during one of these examinations that
he suddenly looked up and shouted,
joyously : "Caribou, come here.
quick���there's colors! It's lousy with
colors. Caribou!"
Caribou dropped the net    and    ran
S over to him.
"I guess I ought to let you take it.
Caribou," said Malamute, and with
evident reluctance he placed the pan
in the trembling hands of his partner.
But Caribou did not continue thc panning. He stood undecided for an instant,   and   then   turned   toward   the
i tent. "Come on, Jack!" he said, speaking in repressed voice. "Don't make a
fuss. We're acting like a couple of
cheecbakas;  first thing we know the
whole dog-goned camp will be on!"
"That's right," Malamute responded,
and  he  trailed after his  partner into
the tent.
ning  over   Caribou's    shoulder
Malamute dripped water into the pan
ami together they saw the last of tin;
-ami move  forward and exp
ilden du-t.
"There's all of six bits there.    You
have taken it out of a pothole,
Caribou -"
' did ��� I didn't notice par-
ticular where 1 took it; I didn't know
���I never counted il would pan out
like tin-'"   Thi i. pan down,
and   looked   al    Malamute,   his   face
Hii partni r h "What's,
tin  mai ter   * laril iked.
"U ell," at '    ��� ibou, "il won't
me working
"You I     it
abaie. Caribou?' '    imute
in alarm.
"You  km I   won't  havi   i   i
othi r  pardnci   and  :��� Out-
of   courti      you'll     have     your
share "
I  ain't  going  0 Caril
cried  Malamuti     "You go and    -
ound, and I'll ketch salmon till
'  back "
-   and I'm :���
di iwn, ti itarl  in on ii;
we wanl to bi   safi   fi >r tin; winter."
"That'-  right.  Caribou, and   I'll  get
the fish quit
running���or I'll do whatev .-r you
"I'ut lar hei i. pai dm r!" said Caribou, extending his big right hand. Ilis
bit wa! deep down in hi^ pocket and,
unseen, bi- finger! . ed with a buckskin pouch���empty, for even in its
was not left a col
Our everyday carelessness, ami the
manner in which it provides a living
for vagrant-, i-, strikingly illustrated
by a chapter entitled "The hinder," in
"The True Traveller" i Duckworth i,
a remarkable book written by Mr. W.
il. Davie-, the literary tramp, who
has given us such book- a- "Beggars"
and "The Autobiography of a Super-
Tramp," in addition to poetical works
and a novel, and who, not from necessity, but because he loves the life,
has for many years led a nomadic ex-
isti nee, mixing with people of the underworld in various part> of the globe.
It was in a London lodging-house
that Mr Davies met "The Finder," a
man who day after day walked the
treets of Loud' n with his eyes fasten"
ed on the ground, looking for things
which people hail lost. In a confidential moment "The Finder" showed
Mr. Davit- th'- contents of his locker
in  the  Ii idging I ouse
An   Astonishing   Collection
"When 1 -aw the things he bail I
was*astonished, for I believe this man
could have made a living by merely
walking about. He had several fountain inn-, one gold-mounted, which
musl bine cost thirty or forty shillings, He showed me a gold pencil-
case and two -il\< r om -. also a silver
match-box, finely embossed, which
-till contained the matches as it had
been b aim!. 1 saw se\ eral purses, all
if which had contained money; and
there was a lady'- silk parasol, which
had been lefl .ai a seal in one of the
���parks, and also i gentleman's costly
cane  found  m   the  same  way.
"lie showed mi several articles of
jewellery, sueh as ring-,, brat nd
broochi -; and om pendant, which
was a silver cross with Christ crucified, in gold, which he had found one
Sunday morning in Hyde l'ark. Even
b ok���popular m it els thai had bei n
lefl i m ii ats, si me i if w Inch may not
have been forgoti,n. bul read and
thrown away���-wen to be seen in this
man'-  locker."
"The Finder" confessed thai sometimes he went for a whole day within    'ii  ling   anything    of  the    least
. abn, but  on otl I e was al-
certain  to  find a  numb
his i
isil .: heath or coi ftei      !'  nk
11 ��� I
mething   if value     Kna he is
ently  m t thi    inly o
this extraordinary occu
it w' alth on thi   . for he
it neccssai ��� Bank Holi-
daj, to bi        thi    pot hi   has in i
as  soi 'ti   i-  "  is  '1 ij light, "for
ei- that d
An  Ingenious Dodge
Thc   'i nt' v -   of musl
ownet       "' siderably
uver    ��100,    Extraordinary    enough,
II    at \      i|
���    things, for h< p��� -
mc   which   w to   keep
If look-
liki    t he   commonesi
that   peopl I --   notice
when they saw him si
things up
Vnother di idge ti i �� hicti I i esi
was, when In found an em. lope lying
on the pavement, to take it to the ��� !
dress written on it, no mattei whether
ii contained anything or not; and if
the person to whom the envelope was
addressed did not offer to reward him
for his trouble, he would plead that
he had walked several miles to return
the envelope, as he did not know but
what it might be of some value. Need-
I less to say. he invariably received a
.monetary reward after this explanation,
One of the noted passengers had
dietl and burial was to take place.
All the officials of thc ship and a number of the passengers had gathered
on deck. Among them was an Irishman just coming to America. A large
piece of coal was used to sink the
body, and in the midst of the service the young irishman was seized
with a fit of laughter.
He was ordered away by an official, who again met the man the
next day. He reprimanded him
strongly and asked him what lie did
i it for, and Pat said, "I have seen a
good many services for burial, but
that is the first time I ever saw one
take his fuel with him."
"How'd Smith come out with his
"Very few of his seeds came up,
but  he  got  a  fine  crop  of red  cor-
puscl-"." SIX
One Dollar Opens
an Account
with the
Paid up Capital : $6,251,080
Hillcrest  Branch
Corner 17th Avenue and Main Street
Are You Going Away?
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You want first-class work at reasonable cost. YOU WANT US.
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Cummings Packing & Forwarding Co.
Office : 1130 Homer   Warehouses : 1134 Homer and 852 Cambie
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
Phone: Fairmont 218
4215 Main Street, City Heights, South Vancouver, B. C.
People's Drug Stores Ltd.
4122 Main Street
(Near Corner 25th Avenue)
Drugs     Photo Supplies
Soda Fountain
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Main Street and 30th Ave.
Mr.   Monk's  Visit  to
South  Vancouver
Advice to Improvement   Associations���Victoria   Road "Will
Become an Important Artery of the Municipality"
Mr Monk lias lent an intimation
to the Board of Trade thai he will
visit Smith Vancouver and go over
the ground on the .North Arm of the
Fraser River, etc.
It is expected thai he "ill leave Ol
tawa in tin- course of a couple of
weeks or so. Main Street and h'rascr
Street associations should take joint
action with the Hoard of Trade at this
time and go carefully over what is
really wanted for the development of
the North Ann. Whatever facilities
may be made for the expansion
of this waterfront cannot but reflect
upon the enhanced values and trade
of both avenues. Why cannot the
jealousy that exists between these
two Improvement Associations be put
aside .and both work in union for the
good of the municipality as a whole?
When the North Arm is fully developed, both will then become main
arteries to the city. Each avenue will
serve for the best district that it is
suited for. Can these committees not
look beyond Ihe present? Let their
minds take a broader grasp of the
future, ami look forward to and make
preparation for the oncoming era of
industrial awakening that will conic
as sure as the sun will rise. 1 am no
great optimist, but it takes no great
foresight lo see ihe trend that commerce will take along the Fraser
River. With the great terminals on
Lulu Island, workshops, small factories, etc., will be thrown back above
the River Road. All ground south of
that will become valuable. On thc
ridge we shall get apartment
houses for the army of workers then
pushing back right on to Vancouver.
We shall get the homes of the better
class of workers, with business places
all along the Fraser and Main Street
avenues. There is another avenue
which will play an important part, anil
which everybody seems to have over
looked���at least, I have seen little
mention of it in the press. This is
I Victoria Road. Two months ago I
walked over this ground to study it,
and the conclusion I came to then
w'as that as soon as development sets
in. this will become a great artery.
carrying a large portion of the trade
between the North Arm and llurrarii
' Inlet. Let anyone measure this dis
tance on the map���that is, from water
to water���and lie wil] find the distance to be nearly a mile shorter than
either Main Street or Fraser Avenue.
Sometime ill the near future you will
see the cars run straight along the
| top of Cedar Cottage and through Vic-
i toria Drive, swinging along into the
city via Hastings Street. Then Victoria Road will come into its own.
Main Street will always command thc
premier position. I could give many
reasons for this, but the main ones
| are its grades and geographical position, whilst Fraser Avenue is thc natural outlet for Woodward's Slew and
Ladner. I made thc journey over ibis
district the first day the motor ran.
as I was most anxious to get a knowledge of the possibilities of the district, and the conclusion I came to
was that the trade will either go along
that way, or that a bridge will be
thrown across at the top of Mitchell's
Island, which would also prove of inestimable value to that strip of beautiful water which goes above Rowling
Why, then, this jealousy of the districts? Each has its own salvation to
work out. This can best be done with
the help and co-operation of the other
districts.    Get  busy!
make every endeavor to reach its
enemy through the bars of its cage.
Terror of the Bull-Ant
Almost all animals in captivity have
a strong dislike to children ami crip
pies. Most children have a habit of
teasing animals, so Zoo captives have
���  very g I reason for  their dislike.
Cripples inspire animals with fear, be
cause almost all animals have a hatred
of anything unusual or abnormal
There is one animal that practically
all other animals fear, and that is the
great bull ant of Africa Kvcry Bill
mat flees before a column of these
terrible insects. A snake attacked by
bull ants stands no chance whatever
of escaping. They attack everything
and anything, and the universal hatred
of them is well justified.
Construction    Will    Increase    Water
At a meeting of Ihe Hoard of Works
last   week.     Councillor     Third     pre
siiling,  the engineer  submitted  a   rc-
nort   regarding   Bruce     Street    drain.
The report read as  follows :
"In reference to thc matter of constructing a box drain for the benefit
of low-lying property on both sides
of Bruce Street from Forty-third
Avenue to Forty-seventh Avenue, I
beg to report that a box Ktlin. by 24in.
can be constructed on Bruce Street
from Forty-fifth avenue to Fifty-first
avenue, thence westerly on I'ifty-first
Avenue to Argyle street, where it will
discharge into an existing box culvert,
for the sum of $.1,500.
"This route appears tu be the most
economical location for the proposed
drain, and besides, it docs not necessitate crossing private property. I
must draw to your attention, however,
that thc construction of this drain will
greatly increase the volume of water
in the creek which crosses Fifty-first
Avenue at Argyle Street, and the
owners of property through which
this creek flows may object to the
volume of water in thc creek being
The engineer was instructed to
further examine and report on the
best location for the drain.
W.   A.   BELL
301 50th Avenue East
South Hill P. O.
Estimates Given
You'll  say so, if you try us.
25th  and   MAIN STREET
J. D.  Marston
Builder   and   Contractor
Joiner and Cabinet
Show   Cases,   Store   and   Office
Fixtures, Sash, Doors,
Frames, Etc.
Estimates given on all classes of
Phone :  Fairmont 989
Various are the devices adopted in
England for the purpose of attracting people to church���string orchestras, dissolving views, gramophones,
and the like���but it has been left to
Cincinnati, Ohio, to conceive the idea
of combining the strains of the organ
with Ihe piping birds. At a service
held in the Lincoln Baptist Chapel
forty canaries in their cages wcre
placed in different parts of the building. The birds began chirping with
the first notes of the organ, and continued until thc music stopped.
A novel service has just been celebrated in Trinity Methodist Church,
Toronto, in which birds and blossoms
played a conspicuous part. The altar
was filled with sprays of fruit-blossoms and carnations, roses and other
flowers, while suspended from the
gallery were seven cages each containing a favorite songster from sonic
member's home, lent for the occasion.
When the members entered they were
greeted by a chorus from these birds.
An innovation in the conduct of religious services has lately been made
It is well known that many people
have an inexplicable aversion to certain animals. Lord Roberts, it is said,
strongly dislikes cats, and can say at
once if there is one in the room or
not. Most people have a horror of
snakes and other things which crawl
and creep.
Animals, like human beings, have
their likes and dislikes. Put certain
animals together, and you may well
expect a fight; while another two will
become the friendliest of comrades.
Women are proverbial for their
horror of mice, but one would hardly
expect an elephant to show fear at
such a tiny foe. This fear was shown
some years ago during some experiments to find out the likes of animals
in a menagerie. The huge animal
spotted the mouse as soon as it was
placed in its enclosure. Thc elephant
gave evidences of fear immediately!
With one of its big feet it could have
smashed the tiny intruder out of existence.
Instead, it stood for a few minutes
motionless,   and   apparently   helpless
Thc South Vancouver Council met
die street railway officials at the
Company's office recently, when
they were assured that the company
will make the best arrangements possible for South Vancouver's transportation. Reeve Kerr and the Councillors who attended the conference
were promised that if it was at all
possible Ihe company would arrange
to construct an extension of the Westminster road line out to Park Avenue
and double track this line all the way
this year. This work, if it is done,
will be permanent work and will be
put in before the paving is laid.
Other requests of the Council for a
i reduction in lighting rates and fares,
1 as well as other track work, wcre considered,   but   no   promise   was   given.
I Mr. F. R. Glover, who met the muni
cipal representatives, told them that
he would take all of their requests up
I with  the general  management of his
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone . Fraser 116
���M                         -if
A view of the Vancouver Waterfront, showing what may be accomplished in the
way of commercial activity for South Vancouver through development of the
North Arm of the Fraser River.
Northwestern League
Vancouver v.  Victoria
June 17 to 22
Weekday games 4  o'clock
Saturday afternoons, 3 o'clock
Vancouver vs. New Westminster--1912
at Atlantic City, the famous New
Jersey watering-place. Services are
conducted exclusively for men, at
which the congregation is privileged ,
to smoke, and in the hot weather may
sit in their shirt-sleeves and take their
collars off.
Last century there used lo prevail j
a   singular   custom   at   Kingston-on- I
Thames.    On  the Sunday before the j
eve of St. Michael's Day, the population���adults   and   children   alike���of j
that riverside town were wont, ere repairing    to    church,   . to     fill     their
pockets   with   :iuts.     No   sooner   had [
they    taken    their    customary    seats j
and the service had commenced than
they proceeded to    crack    the    hard'
shells with their teeth or beneath the
heels of their boots.   The noise that j
this   practice   produced   was   so  loud
and  incessant as  often  to    cause    a
temporary   cessation   of   the   service,;
and more than one preacher has been
known to break off his sermon until
the   extraordinary     disturbance    had
ceased.    This Sunday vvas known as
"Crack-nut Sunday."
Father Bernard Vaughan has lately
started a motor chapel. Externally
it differs from an ordinary motor-van
only by its two square windows on
each side. The interior is fitted with
a miniature altar, with kneelers in
front for a dozen worshippers. When
not in use the benches are stowed
away, the altar cleared of its ornaments, and the vehicle becomes an ordinary travelling van, with truckle-
beds for the two priests who accompany it on its travels.
with fright. Not until the mouse bad
been removed was the elephant to be
pacified, and it was some hours before it regained its normal courage.
Repulsive to Their Enemies
Mice, indeed, inspire fear, or something akin to it, in a good many animals. A Bengal tiger trembled and
uttered long, mournful howls the whole
time that a mouse was in its cage.
Two rats were introduced into a lion's
cage, and the same fear was shown
by the larger animal for the smaller
There have been many suggestions
put forward for this extraordinary
dislike of these large animals for mice.
One very probable one is that mice
and rats have a peculiar smell which
is highly repulsive to their enemies.
A puma, however, has no such fear.
When a rat was introduced into its
cage the huge cat made one spring
and that rat was no more!
All cats, from the tiger to the purring bundle of fur on the hearthrug,
hate dogs. No animal is fiercer than
the tiger when she has cubs. Most
animals then steer clear of her and
her offspring. But the wild dogs in
India haven't the slightest fear of the
i king of the jungle.
These wild dogs will kill and eat
thc cubs while the mother is away,
and then calmly wait for her return.
In the fight that ensues between the
enraged tiger and Her enemies the
wild dogs invariably will. A tiger in
captivity shows the greatest anger if
a dog approaches  its  cage,  and  will
company, who would go into them
and return an answer as soon as
possible. It is unlikely that the
Knight road carline or the Wilson
Road carline will be constructed this
At a congregational meeting of the
Cedar Cottage Presbyterian Church
it was unanimously decided to build
a new church. The members of the
various boards in connection with the
church think they would be unfaithful to their trust if they did not take
immediate steps to accomplish this
end. Thc present church is crowded,
and there is an insufficiency of accommodation for the Sunday School.
Quite recently an addition was made
in order to cope with the large attendance.
It was proposed to erect a building
with seating capacity for about a thousand people, and an appropriate Sunday School building, adequately fitted
with classrooms. The approximate
cost will be about $35,000. The minister, Rev. J. C. Madill, who is so
popular among his people, is very
enthusiastic about it, and will himself
help very materially with the finance,
besides which there are a number of
wealthy gentlemen on the finance
committee who will support Mr.
Madill liberally, not only with money,
but with their influence.
June 15, July I, July 20, August 3,
August  17, August 24,  and  September   24.
Season tickets for above games, entitling
holders to the same seats for every game, are
on sale at Harry Godfrey's Sporting Goods
Store,   132   Hastings   Street   West.
Thornton Bros.
First-class Horseshoers and General Blacksmith Workers.
First Lane east of Main, between
25th and 26th Avenues
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building;
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
THE USE OF WATER for lawns, gardens,
streets and sidewalk sprinkling is strictly prohibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turned
off and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
Waterworks Superintendent
��� SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
Nicholls  Electric Co.
House Wiring, Fixtures, Bells and Telephones.
Electric Signs
28th Avenue and Main Streets
South Vancouver
Phone F. 1566
Phone : Seymour 4674
Western  Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
153 Cordova St. E., Vancouver, B. C.
Thome   Metal   Store   Front   Bars,   Bevelling  and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
Takar Singh
Main Street and Ferris Road
Lots    Cleared
Should you desire to have your
Clothes Cleaned, Dyed,
Pressed or Repaired
Wc would be pleased to demonstrate our unexcelled service.
A trial will convince you that we save your clothes as well as
Suits Sponged and  Pressed 75c
Suits Cleaned and Pressed SI.00 up
Suits Dyed, Cleaned and Pressed S2.75 up
Skirts Cleaned and Pressed 75c up
Ladies' Suits Cleaned and Pressed $1.25 up
The Swiss Cleaners & Dyers
P. O. Address, Box 316, City Heights V. O.
E. E. Rear
A. J. Fullington
River Ave. Realty Co.
Corner River Avenue and Main Street
Phone : Fraser 51
We specialize in River Avenue, South Main, North Arm
Waterfront, and choice residential Lots in this growing vicinity,
at very moderate prices and terms.
And no obligation to buy
N. B.���A client has given us exclusive sale on some Semi-
Industrial Lots adjoining B. C. Electric, from $475 up. Some on
the track for $650.   Will advance raoidly.   Don't dela*
Phone : Fairmont 1492
Sales   conducted   on   short   notice.     Quick   settlement,   and
satisfaction guaranteed
Breakfast at Buckingham Palace i-.
now ;i family meal. In thc late reign
both King Edward and Queen Alex
andra took breakfast in their private
apartments, Imt King George and
Queen Mary come downstairs t'. their
morning meal, and are joined by the
Princess Mary and tin Prince of
Wales, and tlu* Princci George and
I lenry, when the latti r are .'it Bui I
ingham    Palace.      Thc    other    two
princes take their breakfast in .. r	
oft" the Royal school room.
Breakfasst i* served usually either
in tin Bow Room or Chinese Room
.ni the in -t tl. or. There arc alsi1 one
nr two other rooms where it is occa
sionally served. Their Majesties tig
im'y to the Master of the Household
overnight the room in which tlu-y de-
-.in- to breakfast, and the Master com
municates the order to th<' House
Sti ward.
Two sideboards and ;i round table
have to be pul int" tlu- room chosen
by their Majestii s, and these are re
moved at once after breakfast,
Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. The
service used i> a white porcelain one,
with a gold band, and each piece bears
a Royal crown and a monogram un
ilerneath it. The dishes generally
used are part of a very massive silver
breakfast service, which was a wed
ding-present from the Empress of
Germany to Queen Mary.
In the centre of the table is placed
a massive silver flower-bowl, tilled
with white and pink flowers,
Porridge made from the finest meal
always forms part of the breakfast
menu. It is served in silver bowls.
Fruit is another feature of the Royal
breakfast. Bananas, grapes, melons,
hot-house peaches, and apples are
among the fruits regularly served.
frequently the King breakfasts oft*
porridge and fruit.
When the breakfast dishes have
been placed on the table the servants
leave the room, and do not remain in
attendance to wait at table, as they
do at other meals.
The ladies and gentlemen of the
Houseshuld who are "ill waiting"
breakfast together in the Household
dining-room. The Household break
fast is served half an'hour earlier than
the Royal breakfast. This is done
so that the secretaries may go through
the morning mail whilst the KiiiK
and Queen are at breakfast, and have
the vast volume of correspondence
sorted and arranged for their Majesties' inspection and attention directly
breakfast is over.
When a foreign monarch is staying
at Buckingham Palace, breakfast is,
of course, served in the Slate dining-
room, and the meal is then of a much
more ceremonious  character.
The whole Royal party assemble at
9 a.m. in the How Room, and the
King, with the visiting Sovereign's
consort, and the Queen, with the visiting monarch, lead the way to the
State dining-room, and arc followed
by the members of their Respective
The German Emperor customarily
eats a heartier breakfast than any
other foreign Royalty, and he is the
only European monarch who drinks
tea at breakfast.
The King of Spain drinks chocolate, and a cup of chocolate and some
wheatmeal biscuits form the Spanish
monarch's usual morning meal. The
King and Queen of Norway both
i drink coffee at breakfast, and the
J King of Norway never eats anything
at breakfast but a little fruit. The
Tsar's breakfast usually consists of
thin, dry toast and thick cream, followed by a small cup of black coffee.
What would ih. epicure do if all
the traffii wen really held up for a
^hort rime? At present th.- whole
world i- drawn upon to satisfy his
appetite, and tin- ipei tacle of him
subsisting on mch pbbeian fare as
.old mutton, to say nothing of the
humble kipper, would mo'., a   toil  to
I nder normal conditions, every land
supplies Dives' table with luxuries,
some of which are curiously packed
Foi transport. A certain kind ��������� i i
from Greece i- encased in wax.
.���nd early supplies i >l a native del ii acy
plo. . . arrive at London Wesl
End poulterers' snuggled in sawdust,
hop-, bran, straw, cork. I tc
Live dainties reach  London in -till
more curious fashion.    Aboul  Easter
arrives   the   first   batch   of   Egyptian
quail.    Coll.. ted al a number of sta
tions between Khartoum and Alexan
dria, tin birds travel from thai port in
long,   -hallow  box,,,  each  of  which
contain-,   a   hundred,   and   are   ai com
pain, d   all   the   way   by    \rab-.   whosi-
duty  ii   i-  to  feed  them  during  their
long journey    A consignment of from
100,000 to  150,000 is    not uncommon,
and from  Easter to August the total
number imported is about  half a mil
Another bird which is largely imported alii ������ i- tin- pigei m. it comes
from Modane, in France, from eigh
ty t" a hundred pigeons are pul into
a crate, and by the time tiny reach
London they have been close prison
ers for iwo days and three night-.
The number which reaches 'he metro
polis in a -eason is between eight and
ten  thousand.
Turtles also are usually transported
alive. Till a few years ago all which
reached London were so; but now
numbers come frozen, though these
are not nearly BO valuable as the live
"fish." A frozen turtle which can be
bought for seven or eight pounds
would be worth twenty pounds alive.
Live turtles are shipped at Kingston. Jamaica, by the West Indian
mail boats, and receive little attention, beyond an occasional sluice, till
they near the English coast. Then,
if the weather is likely to be cold in
the Channel, they are taken below
and.made comfortable near the boil
ers. Equal care is taken t" protect
them from a chill when they are landed. If the temperature is low. they
tire rushed into passengers' luggage
vans strewn with straw and well
supplied with foot-warmers, run up
to London at express speed, and transferred to road vans, which are also
heated. Lastly, they are driven as
rapidly as possible to the consignee's
warehouse, where they are immediate
ly placed in hot water tank<
As many as ISO turtles sometimes
travel together, and one dialer imports every year from 2,500 to .1.0011.
some of which weigh two and a half
hundredweight. About thirty are
required for a London aldermanic
Another class of delicacies for
Live-' table are live fish, the most
difficult of which to tran-port are
the native trout. The reason is this.
If you leave them in still water more
than five minutes they will die���in
fact, drown ! So somebody has always
to accompany them from the hatching farms to London, and they fre
quently shake the cans in which they
travel. Even then, however, they cannot be conveyed long distances, A
few years ago an attempt was made
to take some live trout from the
Xorth of England to ihe metropolis;
but they all died before reaching
London. They could not stand the
seven or eight hours' railway  journey.
Shot-picking is the "art" of retrieving shot and shell from the bottom
of the sea. In order to practise this
profession nowadays, a man must be-
in possession of a boat, plenty courage, and a licence.
Target practice is carried on almost
every day at Portsmouth, and the,
Admiralty are willing to pay a good
price for shells which are recovered
from   sandbank-   and   shallow   water.
Shot pickers go out to sea in boats,
watch Ihe firing intently whilst it is
in progress, and then, as soon as the
lasi -hot has settled in the water, dis
perse in various directions in order
to disCO\ er  Ihe  shells
These are located by means of a
long line weighted with lead, which
ha- a small buoy fixed at one end.
This end is thrown overboard, and
lh.' boat is rowed round slowly in
a semi circle. The weighted line drags
over the sand beneath the water, and
! catches against any shell that is projecting above the sand. A thin, firm
pole is Ihen lowered, so that il makes
a clean line from the shol to the side
of the boat, and, while this is held in
place by one man. a pick is thrust
down by another to draw the projecting shot from the sand beneath
the water.
The prices the Admiralty arc willing to pay for shells vary between one
and fourteen shillings. The latter
price is only paid for fully loaded 12
inch shells, and those arc not very
often to be found off Portsmouth, as
practice with the heavier class of gun
is usually carried on much farther
out at sea.
The looting of Pekin recalls the
story that, when similar fate befell !
the city during the Boxer Rising of
1901), a collector bought from an
American soldier the Grand Cross oi
the Prussian tinier of the Black
Eagle, set in magnificent diamonds,
lor the sum of twentj dollar- i L'41 '
Prince Henry himself had conferred
this only a short time previously as a
special mark of the Kaiser's .-teem
for the Kiaochow affaii
One correspondent declared thai at
that time silver wa- a perfect drug ill
the market, and that it could only be
had in Ihe form of small shoes A
curious case was reported of forty
thousand taels in silver -ho.s being
suddenly deposited in the French l.e
gation. ami was suddenly spirited
away by someone else to another l.e
gation. whilst many of the rank-and-
file got hold of articles of really priceless  value.
For instance, a Mr. Conger purchased from a Pekin hawker wh.o bethought to be only tin ordinary rug of
tine workmanship for ��18, And when
he returned home he declared that it
was not worth paying the duty demanded. Nevertheless, it turned out to
be a very rare, historical pattern, and
he subsequently sold it to a Chicago
millionaire for" ��9,400!
Architect Bowman has submitted a
sketch plan of the proposed new
School Hoard offices. The plan provides for a frame building one and a
half storey in height.
The large basement can be used for
storage purposes, and on the first
Hour are offices for the doctor, truant
officer, superintendent, secretary and
assistant secretary. The floor above
will contain the boardroom, about
20ft. by 23ft., and will have some ac- j
comniodalion   for  the public.
The cost is estimated at $4,500, and
the building will cover 42 square feet.
Consideration of the matter was laid
over till a future meeting of the
School Board.
Widening of Knight Road
At a meeting of the Knight Road
Improvement Association, held at the
Municipal Hall, il was decided that
Knight Road be gazetted as an 80ft
street from property line to property
line. This will make Knight road one
of the widest streets in South Vancouver. The widening is considered
absolutely necessary, as a carline is
projected for it. The British Columbia Telephone Company are laying in
their poles, as they had anticipated
the decision of the association.
Medical Officer Moves
Dr. Giles B. Murphy, medical officer
of the municipality, has moved from
441 Forty-seventh Avenue to the Hal-
bert Block, between Forty-sixth and
Forty-seventh Avenues.
The lives of little children arc the
seed and profits are the harvest.
Electrical Engineers and Contractors
Everything Electrical
For Sale, A Snap : 1-3 h.p. Motor, direct current
Deal at the
Main  Meat  Market
Corner 25th Ave. and Main Street
The Store of Quality
R. J. McLauchlan & Co.
Beautiful 4-room cottage on a 40ft. Lot, all in garden, for
A small house on the rear of Lot which rents for $~ per
4443 Main - Phone: Fair. 317
The Square Deal Realty Company
South Vancouver Specialists
Twenty-fifth and Main Phone : Fairmont 807
R. G. SIMM, Manager
Cedar Cottage Builders' Supply
Sand    Gravel    Cement
Brick    Laths    Fibre, etc.
Cor. oi Vaness Ave, near Porter Rd., CEDAR COTTAGE
Phone : Fairmont 549 P. O. Box 35
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essential As printing is one of the finest of
thc Arts, it is necessary that the men who do thc
work be much more titan mere mechanics. A
printer may be a most capable man. yet if he has
not the tools, his efficiency will count for little.
Thc men cn<ea. ed i'i the printing shop of the
Greater Vancouver Publishers were hand-picked
fiom the most reliable job offices in Vancouver.
'This shop has been equipped with the most
modern printing tools and devices.
Thc presses arc new. The faces of the hundreds of fonts of type in our cases arc clean-cut
and fresh.
We will aim to give work turned out from this
office a distinct personality. The Greater Vancouver Publishers' Shop is the first complete
printing plant to be opened in South Vancouver.
Wc should be able to give you a good "deal"
on any printing you would like to have done.
Greater Vancouver Publishers
Thirtieth Avenue and Main Street
South Vancouver, B. C.
Phone: Fairmont   1874
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry May and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
Powe's  Furnishing Store
On account of limited space, we are sacrificing our present
lines of boots, shoes, hats, and caps
To make room for a large line of new goods soon to arrive.
Carleton Sash and Door Factory
(Opposite Carleton School on Westminster Road)
Equipped with up-to-date machinery.
Every order receives our prompt attention.
First-class work done.
Pioneer Dry Goods Store
Ruffell  and   Tallyn
Nothing is more satisfying to the housewife than
groceries which embrace all the best lines for table and
pantry use.   Our groceries arc ihe kind that satisfy.
Collingwood East   -   Joyce Street
I Shaw E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
All Kinds of Building Material
For Sale or Exchange
A nice new 5-room Bungalow just off Westminster Road, on
Earles Road (Right at the car terminus).
Would consider trade as part payment
Black &  McDonnell
418 Abbott Street Phone : Sey. 6377
Branch Office : Westminster and Wales Rd.
Phone :  Collingwood 52
One and three-quarter acre, in Burnaby, for $4,000. $1,000 cash, and
2y2 years for the balance.    This is certainly a cheap buy.
Two Lots, 33'A by 160ft., close to Central Park Station. $475 each-
$75 cash, balance $10 a month.
Westminster Road Lot, 68 by 175ft��� all in grass, for $2000. $200
cash, balance $60 every three months. This is the cheapest Lot on
the Westminster Road-
Lacrosse Should certainly boom in
South Vancouver. If thc quality of
play at the opening Kline of the season
between the Victoria Heights and the
South Hill teams is to be taken as an
indication of what the fans have in
store for them, there should be no
question of the future of this athlete
organization. While the checking
was probably a little strenuous, still,
the fact remains that all the players
wcre in earnest, and under such circumstances it should not be long be-
i fore the game is popular with both
the public and the players.
While victory went to Victoria
, Heights the twelve South Hill players
also shared in the honors of the evening. As the two clubs arc evenly
matched, there should be several line
games in the future.
Richmond,   the   {it her   club   of   the
League, had the opportunity of showing  their  mettle  on   Saturday    hist,
when they met the players from Victoria    Heights,    on    the    Richmond
ground.    The latter players left their
headquarters at thc comer of Wilson
j and Victoria Roads at 2.30, and travelled, along with numerous supporters,
; by  the  newly  instituted  South   Vancouver  auto  bus.
That the play of both teams was
again strenuous is shown by the result���a tic of 3-3. The first quarter
was stubbornly fought, ending in a
tie 1 all. The play in the second
quarter proved somewhat rough,
Homewood receiving a crack across
the head from Dutch, who received a
live-minutes check to the fence. This
quarter ended in Richmond leading
by one goal.
The third quarter started with a
rush, H. Fox passing the ball to Coleman, and he to Treleavcn, who placed
the ball into the net, thus equalising
the score. F. Johnson a little later
scored another goal for the visitors,
who led at thc end of the quarter, 3-2.
The last 15 minutes, as usual, was
hotly contested, the ball travelling
from net to net, till McColloh, for the
home team, found the nel. From this
point both teams played a defensive
game, which ended in a draw, as
above stated.
Thc Victoria Heights team lined up
as follows :
Goal, D. Br ring ton; point, W.
Smith; cover point, W. Barnes; defence field, S. Strang, J. Montgomery,
and G. Mansel; centre, H. Fox; home
field, C. Stephens, H. Coleman and D.
Homewood; outside home, E. Treleavcn; inside home, F. Johnson.
Goal umpires : H. Mansel and W.
Timekeepers : G. Olding and W.
Standing of teams in League :
Won Lost Drawn
Victoria  Heights   ..1 0           1
Richmond   0 0           1
South  Hill    0 1           0
Magistrate J. C. McArthur has
donated a handsome cup for competition among the amateurs, and
there promises to be keen rivalry before this piece of silverware is finally
disposed of. The schedule of the remaining games to be played follows :
June 14, South Hill vs. Richmond; June 19, South Hill vs Victoria
Heights; June 25, Victoria Heights
vs. Richmond; July 8, Richmond vs.
South Hill; July 13, Richmond vs.
Victoria Heights; July 18, Victoria
Heights vs South Hill; July 24, South
Hill vs. Victoria Heights; August 2,
Victoria Heights vs. Richmond; August 9, Richmond vs.  South  Hill.
All games will be played on the
first-named club's grounds.
Thc organization of the South Van- !
couver   Amateur     Lacrosse     League I
brings lo notice the fact that  South
Vancouver is doing its share to de- ,
velop   players   who   will   occupy   the I
footlights  before  the  public  in   more
important  lacrosse  roles  in  the very
near  future.    The  fact  must  not  be I
disguised that sooner or laier the big |
clubs at the Coast must look lo thc I
development   of   players  at   home   to
fill the ranks which are depicted from
time to time.   Thc Westminster Club
is an example of what may be accom
plished  by  the development  of  home
talent;  but  even  the  supply  of play
ers in thc  Royal City is falling sho'rl
of the demand, and outsiders are being brought in, wilh a hope of main
tattling   a   standard   of     play     whieh
brought the Royal City to its present
position   on   the   lacrosse   map.   and
which for years placed it on the pinnacle of  the  lacrosse  wave  throughout   the   Dominion.      There    is    no
reason why South Vancouver should
not develop such a team as brought
the  Minto  Cup  to Westminster,  and
which made the name of thc Salmonbellics one  to be  conjured with.
It took years for the Westminster
team to reach its point of excellence,
and it will also take years for a fully
competent team to be developed in
South Vancouver or any other
place for that matter, which might
be classed with the old Royal City
The demand today is for the development of young players. Of
course thc players must be developed
in the amateur ranks. The professionals could not afford to develop
players themselves. Their portion is
to take over the players when they
have been brought up to a certain
point of proficiency by the amateur
clubs. Aside from the merits of thc
amateur and professional game there
is a big field for thc amateur players,
and they will be serving the sporting
public and themselves best if they
can prove themselves good amateurs
until such time as they are ripe to
enter the major organization.
The defeat of the Vancouver team
by the Westminster Club on Saturday
afternoon last has given the croaker
a chance to get in his work, and he
is now squealing that thc two clubs
in the British Columbia Lacrosse Association are working out a pre-arranged schedule. In other words, that
! the games are fixed.    When the two
! teams   battled   last   summer    in    the
| greatest series of matches which have
ever  been   staged  in   Canada   for  the
Minto  Cup,   the  same  assertion   was
made.    Wherever two contestants arc
1 evenly matched there is danger of just
i such a charge, and the fact that up to
Ihe present  the clubs have won Iheir
: home  fixtures  lends color  lo any as-
Sertion that  the clubs are playing for
J the gates rather than in  the best in- j
terests of the game.
Il is nol Ihe province or purpose;
of this paper lo act as an apologist for
either of the clubs, bill in all fairness
to ibe managements and the players '
these mud stingers should be gagged
in view of the circumstances under
whieh the teams play. Never in the i
history of the national game has there
been two teams which have been so !
evenly matched as the Westminster ,
and Vancouver clubs, who fought last
year and are lighting Ibis summer for
Lord Minlo's silverware. Up to the
I present it has been much of a toss-up
as lo the superior combination. Both
clubs have Iheir supporters, who
I claim advantages for their favorites.
| It would be a poor club indeed which
' did nol have such a following. The
! advantage of playing on home
grounds, without doubt, looms largely
in the settlement of all matches
which may be played between these
two organizations during the season
of play. Only a player himself can
fully appreciate thc advantage of playing before a friendly crowd. It is
therefore nothing but natural that the
home clubs should show their greatest strength when playing on their
own grounds. That should indicate
why the race is kept so even and be
ample explanation for anyone who
takes the time to think.
Furthermore, the management of
neither  club  could  afford  to  have  a
shadow of suspicion of manipulation
of the schedule rest unchallenged in
view of the large salary lists which
require financing during the season.
Both the Vancouver and Westminster clubs will run away with larg^1
sums of money this summer, especially the former, and it would be
nothing short of suicidal for cither or
both of the clubs to countenance any
arrangement tending lo fix the results.
The Minto Cup is a much-desired
thing in the camps of both the Vancouver and Westminster clubs���the
former because they have tasted the
sweets and thc latter because they
arc not yet free to admit that they
have met a master. There may be
some, even in the Royal Cily, who
think that the old guard is slipping,
but Ihe players themselves arc still
a unit that they arc superior to any
combination with which Con Jones
may confront them, and hence we
have battles which are bitterly
fought, 'lis true, but purely for the
honor at'd advantages which winning
sticb.  games  confers.
The clubs will meet in their
next scheduled game in Vancouver on
Saturday afternoon of this week, and
there will be considerable speculation
among those who follow the game as
to the probable outcome of this contest. On the showing of the Westminster team a couple of weeks ago
in Vancouver there should be little
doubt as to the result, but the fact
that the Royals exhibited such good
form in thc match on Saturday last
will keep some of the fans on their
Iocs in an effort to "dope" out the
result. Undoubtedly the Westminster club looked more like the old
champions at stages of thc match on
Saturday than they have at any time
this year. During the first and last
periods particularly they uncorked
speed which was almost entirely lacking in their match in Vancouver a
couple of weeks ago, and for which
the team has been famous in seasons
past. If they can generate that old-
lime speed, and if it is not merely a
Hash in thc pan, well, it will require
all the ingenuity and skill of the Vancouver club to keep thc silverware in
Vancouver; also will it tend to make
the race of 1912 another one to recount in years to come. Vancouver
will have the advantage of playing at
home on Saturday, and then at least
tun of Ihe players incapacitaled ill
ihe last match in Vancouver will take
their places once more. This will go
a long way towards offsetting any
advantages which might have been
wilh  the  Royals a  week  ago.
Opposed to Licence
Collingwood and district recorded
itself as distinctly opposed to the establishment of a licensed shop where
bottled liquors would be sold, at a
meeting of the ratepayers on Tuesday
night of last week. The meeting was
held as the result rd an application of
Mr. Chapman for such privileges
from the Council.
The Salvation Army Band was in
attendance, and the meeting was addressed by Dr. Finest Hall. Mr. W.
A Cantclon, solicitor for the Good
Government League, was in the
chair, and also spoke to the gathering.
At thc conclusion of their remarks a
strongly worded resolution was
passed stating the unalterable opposition of the Collingwood people to the
establishment of a shop licence in
the district or anywhere else in South
Petitions against thc application
were circulated in the meeting and
largely signed.
A   woman   never   puts   off   till   tomorrow what she can say today.
*    *    *
Landlady : "You believe in mustard
plasters, doctor ? "
M.D. :     "Rather!     I   always  order
them   for   patients  who  call   me  out
in   the   middle   of   thc   night   when
there's nothing the matter with 'em."
*   *   *
Sub-Postmaster Rolston, South
Hill Post Office, states that one of
the postal inspectors who recently
visited the municipality has reported
to Ottawa in favor of two daily mail
deliveries in the South Hill area.
The Economy Market
Nothing gives better satisfaction to the members
of a family than meat which is fresh, tender, and
bought at prices which arc right. Our meats are
specially selected to meet all these requirements.
Sugar-cured Corn Beef 10, 12J4 and 15c
Choice Pot Roast per lb.  12i/c
1 lam and Bacon, half and whole. . . .20c lb.; sliced, 25c
1 'tire Bulk Lard 15c; or 31b. pails 50c
Best Eastern Townships Butter per lb., 35c
Strictly New Laid Eggs 3 doz., $1
Best Beef dripping per lb. 10c
Fred  ScOtt Joyce Street
COLLINGWOOD EAST     Phone : Collingwood 61
Beaver Lands Ltd.
Successors to the Collingwood Land Company
Real Estate and Insurance
Head Office
505 Richards St.
Collingwood East
2653 4th Ave. W., Kitsilano
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood  E. and Central  Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
Corner Grant and Westminster Roads
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
(Clements & Tufnail)
Dealers in
Collingwood West Station
Get our prices before placing your order.   First-class work.
Prompt delivery.   Estimates most cheerfully furnished.
Large  Lots
No. 1 Road and Grant
(Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash payment. These lots are
cleared, and some have been resold at nearly
double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near
Park Avenue. Cleared. Splendid Business
Site.   Away below market value.
The widening and paving of Westminster
Road is now an assured fact, and prices will
soon be on the jump.   Get in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick
& Company
Phone : Collingwood 13R
, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912
is Going to be the Centre
of a Great City
Prices in this district will advance and advance, and
Ihen advance, and wc will think with wonder of the
time that wc could buy at present prices.
Share thc prosperity of this district by buying a lot in
one of our new subdivisions.
317 Pender West
Collingwood East
Real Estate Agents
W hen you're out to speculate,
|_|   ouses, Lots, and Real Estate,
K   eep   your   weather   eye   on
���*  KENT:
��    ase   expense,  STOP   paying
|U    ow's the time to choose your
"Y  rade with us��� our terms are
JB. our Poultry Ranches, too���
g  urely they look good to you!
Q  pportunity is knocking,
N  ot to heed is simply shocking.
Watch our list for fine buys
in these very select districts.
Nice two-room dwelling, a
few lots off Westminster Road
car terminals; $1050. $100 cash,
and balance $15 per month. This
is a buy you cannot afford to
Two nice lots on Fraser Ave.;
$3,750. One-third cash, and
balance arranged.
See our Bridge Street and
River Road property if you want
a good buy.   $550 up.
Will  sell  on  special  terms  if
you want to build.
Phone: Collingwood 18.        P.O.Box 2, Collingwood
Branch Office : River Road and Ash Street, Eburne
T. Craig -
Collingwood East
Fresh Meats of all descriptions at prices
that are right.
Westminster Road
Screen  Doors and Windows
Add to the comfort of your home and save doctors' bills by equipping your house with screen doors and windows. Our stock is large,
and prices right.
l'.uinish your kitchen  from a  large  shipment of cooking utensils
which have just been received.
Cn       tCADIUCV     Formerly Manitoba
���    Di     rtMnllCl Hardware Co.
Joyce Street, COEUXGWOOI)
The Western Investment Co.
When investing in Realty Holdings in Collingwood or vicinity, consult our listings and buy at
prices that arc right. Our listings include several of
the best properties in the district.
Insure your home against fire. We represent
substantial companies.
Loans on good security.
J. B. Appleby, Manager
The dangers and difficulties of
transporting wild animals from foreign climes to England arc tremendous, yet considerable cargoes of
this troublesome freight are handled
every year.
One English dealer recently went
over from India with various animals
to the value of at least ��2,000.
Thc weather was rough, and among
the animals that got loose were a
tiger, an Indian badger, and a specimen of thc sacred Indian monkey.
Several sailors endeavoured to catch
the tiger; and after being loose for
two days, and badly mauling one man,
it was eventually recaptured.
The Indian badger was loose for a
fortnight, and no one could conceive
where it had hidden itself, although
it always managed to consume the
meat and rice which were put out for
As for the sacred monkey, every
lime anyone ran after it, it went to
the top of the mast, and it was not before the end of the voyage that it
could be induced to descend.
A more dangerous experience was
the occasion of a hyena breaking
loose on board a ship from the Persian Gulf to London.
The captain ordered the beast to be
shot, but it could not be found. The
crew became very nervous, and it was
decided to leave food about and keep
the creature well fed, to prevent it
attacking  anyone.
When the boat was docked and the
cargo unloaded, the creature was
found in the hold alive and in good
School Attendance Increasing
Superintendent Graham, the school
attendance officer, has issued a report
giving the attendance of scholars during the past month, which shows a
substantial increase, due, it is stated,
to the activity of the new truant officer, Mr. McMahon,
The average attendance for May
was 3154, an increase of 20 from the
previous four weeks, and the returns
received from the various schools are
as follows : General Brock 476, average attendance 88 per cent.; Carleton
514, average 78.43 per cent.; Mackenzie 624, average 81.62 per cent.; Mo-
berley 234, average 82.72 per cent;
Selkirk 671. average 85.18 per cent.;
Tecumseh 316, 74.53 per cent.; Wolfe
319.  85.09  per  cent.
The savings bank department continues to justify the opinion of Superintendent Graham, its founder. During May over $500 was deposited at
the various schools, making a total
since January of about $2000. One-
fourth of the deposits during the past
month were contributed by Mackenzie
School students.
Ward I. Ratepayers Ask
Council to Fulfil Promises
Resolutions calling upon the Reeve
and   Council   to   carry   out   iheir   pre
election p'edges in regard to annexa
tion and improvement  of the    trunk
roads "i  the municipality, and    also
.ailing   up..n   Spencer   Robimon    to
tendi r his resignation to th.   Count il
mncillor for Ward I. ivere passed
ai a meeting of the Ward    1    Rate
payers' Association in    thi    Carli ti m
Si hool "ii Friday nighl of lasl  w i ek
Mr   I). Burgesi and Mr   R. (.'   Hodg
ion, president "i the Hoard ..i Trade,
addressed  the  meeting    during    tin
evening on tin- advantages oi am
ti'.n and incorporation.
Mr William Kan, president "i the
association, wai in tin- chair, and it
was not long before the meeting past
ed a resolution calling upon iln.
Council to !����� more prompt in the
matter of correspondence. It was
pointed oul that the Council had nol
acknowledged communications which
had been addressed t" them, and th.'
feeling of tin- meeting was unanimous*
that at least an acknowledgment ol
letters should be forthcoming.
Mr. Ii Burgess was called upon i"
address tin- meeting on the question oi
incorporation oi the municipality, and
he presented ill an able manner many
ot' the advantages which, in his opinion, might be expected it South Vancouver became a separate city. Incidentally he touched upon  the  quel
tion of the permanent improvement oi
Westminster Road, giving it as his
opinion that when the paving took
place it should he of vitrified brick.
Such paving, he claimed, would he
more serviceable than any other kind
of pavement which could be suggested.
One of the chief reasons he advanced for incorporation was the lack
of an adequate and assured water
supply. In his opinion there had
been too much dickering with Vancouver over a water supply, which
South Vancouver as a city could
quickly solve for itself. As part of
Vancouver it was his opinion that
South Vancouver would always be al
a disadvantage in respect to a permanent water supply. With a solution of the water supply ihe problem
of sewers for the municipality would
also quickly adjust itself.
Another reason why he thought incorporation would be a good tiling
was owing io the fact that South Vancouver had reached a crisis in its history, when it would have to make
some provision for industrial activU,
tics. The Council could not always
continue to provide work for the man
wilh the dinner pail, and industries
would have to spring up within its
borders if the municipality was to
continue to go ahead. All places
recognized the necessity of having
industries within their borders, and
it was just as true of South Vancou.
ver as ot any oilier place. As a municipality South Vancouver was imt in
a position to offer any inducements t"
the   manufacturer,   whil* as a city it
would be placed in a splendid shape
to   encourage  industrial   life.     Ill   this
conni .tion    be    luggi iti d  that  with
incorporation tin- city could expropri
el lam   propi r n   the   watrr
from "ii ih.- North Arm oi iln- Fraiei
Rivi r. .md thi I- by be in a positii n i
.it. i -io- i.,r industries at a mosl al
trai in.  rental    Some people, In- laid,
might ��� tins proposition was
nothing but a lug real estate game;
hui In- - on tended that the real estati
in. n had nothing to gam ii the - it]
bought ami were prepared to ���.it��� ��� r the
which would pay the
manufacturer better than buying the
land i'.r building purpi
Tin- facl that South Vancouvei ai
a city would he able ti dial better
with the big corporations was also
given as a reason why tin- people
ihould favor incorporation Ai a city
they would be able to demand certain
concessions which they could not ask
for as a municipality. Still another
reason he gave for incorporation was
the facl 'hat at tin- present time Smith
Vancouver, to all intents and pur
poses, was no' on thc map. He
lointed to iln- facl that with a population "i .(.".ikhi no mention was even
made oi South Vancouver in the lit
erature which was being sent "in by
the Department at Victoria t" the
school children of ihe province. As a
city South Vancouver could not be
overlooked, and the biggest advertising and the best which this municipality ever received would follow incorporation.
The question of better representation was a grave one. Not only was
it a hardship on the men elected from
the municipality to perform the busi-
nesi oi such a large municipality, but
the creation oi a city would necessitate ti larger representation and better  government.
Mr. Chalmers also addressed the
meeting, and gave reasons why in
corporation should be more preferable to annexation.
In a discussion which took place,
Mr. Hodgson pointed out that the
Reeve and last Council had been
elected to office on an annexation
plank in their platform, and he urged
that they should, he asked to put that
i|iiesti"ii before ihe people before entering upon any scheme of incorporation. It was his opinion that it would
he much more advantageous for
South Vancouver to make terms with
the City of Vancouver, with the prospect "i later incorporating, if the
agreement which they got with the
City did not come up to thc demands
of the municipality. If the municipality took hi j the incorporation
phase oi the question ami turned it
down, they would then be in poor
shape t" go t" the City of Vancouver
and ask for terms "f annexation
which would be satisfactory.
After discussion, in which various
members of the association to,,k part,
the resolution given above was passed.
There was not a dissenting voice to
the resolution calling upon Mr. Silencer   Robinson   t"  tender   his  resigna
tion to the Council.
become a little blurred, and, from
being an ultra loyalist, he has become
a   blatant   Nationalist,   because   forth  Canada  ha-   Home  Rule.    Canada  earned   Home  Rule, but  Ireland
has  not���yet.     It   may  be   that  when
tile time occupied in making the jour-
-.���;. across tin   Atlantic has dwindled
down  to  twenty four  hour-.   Ireland
will show herself capable oi self g<M
ernmenl     Hut that won't  be tomorrow, nor tin  next day.    Miles of ora-
have been spun out in favor of
utonomy  i-.r   Inland, but  it  has all
failed   to  convince   ihe   English   and
of 'I..- propriety "i
di niand.    Now comes
'In-   voice   ol   one   crying   in   the   wilts, shouting  lix thousand miles
'i- in   the   icem ... tion,   .-\idently
with an ey.   "- a  fal  job uinh-r  "Pn
mn r" Redmond and Chancellor of the
- quel   Joe   Oct hn       I
kickers oi the i im i- -if the Nationalist
party   are   t-.   be   found   all   -.ver  the
1 and British Columbia :
few "i them. The wonder "i it is
that a strong Unionist newspaper
ihould have lent its,If t>. the publication "i luch flapdoodle and drivel.
Mure than likely the "exile" is a sub-
ii ni.>t to the organ in question
Thc Government Auditing Commissioner of
the above-named Municipality will have his
office open from 10 to 11 in the forenoon of
each day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for the purpose of
-��� accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner of real property may be present and
may make any objection to such accounts ai
are   before  thc  Auditor.
C. M. C.
Health  Department
Greater   Vancouver  and  the   City  of
South Vancouver
(Continued from I
: Hands   Across  the   Sea :
Paragraphs on the Fusion of Interests of Greater Vancouver
and the Home-land
There must he sand in the gear-box
I of some of ihe men who are advertising in Old Country newspapers for
hank clerks at three hundred dollars
per annum, wilh their bedroom
thrown in! "A leading Canadian
Bank"  runs  the  ad.  referred  lo.    "Il
(has vacancies on its staff for well-
educated youths of seventeen to nineteen  years  of age.    Salary  $300  and
I free apartments." Surely these sinecures are in the East.    And yet   they
! can't be, for the Eastern provinces are
chockful of young men from across
thc Atlantic who have not had the
wherewithal to come farther Wesl
So that the conclusion is. they must
be somewhere in the location "t B. C
It is not so many weeks ago when
hree bank clerks, whose salaries would
have made a street sweeper blush,
were sent down for various terms lor
the reason that they helped themselves
to the bank's dollars, their remuneration being placed al such a figure that
it was absolutely impossible for them
to keep up appearances. Ami yet the
luring of the innocents goes on, and
the innocents six thousand miles
away have as much idea of the conditions of life out here as they have
of the inhabitants of Mars. Isn't
it about time that the Provincial Government stepped in and instructed
their London representative to throw
a little light on the cost of living out
in the West, before the victims are
scooped in wholesale?
* * *
Sir Richard McBride! Ah. it has a
tine sound; but does it look as well
as "Dick" McBride? In appearance.
"Dick" has thc majesty of an emperor; when he speaks, he talks as one
having authority, and not as the
scribes. We wonder how he addressed the King. Hut that his thoughts
after leaving the shores of Old England were somewhat as thus may be
taken  for granted :
For I lunched at two with the  Duke
of Buccleuch.
And I  dined with the King at three;
And at half-past eight 1 rode in state
With  the  Rajah  of Trincomalee.
There is a surfeit of interviews at
the present time of what the Panama
Canal is going to do for the United
Kingdom and the Western coast of
Canada. A dash across thc streak, a
run through the ditch up the coast,
and there you are. Kind of week-end
trip, so to speak. British Columbia
will then be a land (lowing with milk
and honey, and strikes will be a thing
of the past in Old England. But wail.
Give it a chance, and see how the
thing will pan out. It's too early to
prophesy yet, but again "wait and
see." Of a truth, benefits will accrue
to Vancouver, but the two countries
that stand pat to rake in the biggest
.'im. .inn of shekels arc the l'nited
Kingdom and the l'nited States
Briefly, both will be O.K. in that connection. Vancouver will get the
crumbs that fall from the rich man's
table, in a way of speaking, and may
have reason t" thank her stars if she
is so lucky as io he successful. To
give an idea "I what may happen, the
latest rumor is t" iln- effect that, with
the opening of the canal for heavy
traffic, Ihe calls of the Australian pas
senger al Vancouver will cease Dis
advantage number .me i-. B. C, and
advantage primus t.> the States, for
instead "i making tin Last Greal
\\ i -i their porl of call, thesi vessels
will maki a lull slup ai 'Frisci - Ami
mure will  follow,
* *    *
Still, tin- tact cannol be overlooked
thai, if the proper facilities arc offered, It. C may yet show ihe faith
that is in her and give our United
States cousins something to chew.
That "in kinsfolk across ihe sea have
implicit confidence in thc future of
this province, and that they sec great
things ahead of it. arc indicated by
Ihe coming visit of over fifty of thc
kings "i finance of England, for whom
elaborate arrangements are being
made to accord them a welcome thai
will be second to none on the continent, In the two days they will be
in Vancouver they will see more than
' they have seen in a month elsewhere,
and if thc city and district do not
come out top dog in this affair, the
blame cannot be laid at their doors.
Thc general feeling, however, is that
the result of the visit of these financiers will be a wholesale distribution
of capital within her borders.
* *    *
It has often been stated that when
a loyalist from Ireland comes out to
Canada, in time he becomes an ardent advocate of Home Rule. This
may apply to some individuals in a
country like this, where no man is
asked his religion when applying for
a job to the boss. But in the Green
Isle it is quite different. There you
are asked with what foot you dig���
which means lo say, are you a Protestant or a Roman Catholic? And it
all depends on whether your religious
ideas coincide with those of the man
i" whom you are applying as to
whether you are successful or not.
But to say that there is a similarity
between economic conditions in Canada and in Ireland is drawing the
how too far. Ireland is Ireland and
Canada is Canada, and the leopard
never changes his spots.
��    ��    ��
These remarks are the result of
reading an effusion from an Irishman
who is "exiled" here, and who sees
through  a  glass  darkly.     His   vision
ii 1.     If  we   do   not  anticipate   the
flood  it  will rush past us, tear us to
pieces,  and   the-   benefit   will   go  else- j
1 am as strongly enthusiastic for'
"Greater Vancouver" as any resident
of the City of Vancouver, though 1
am a resident of South Vancouver.
Ii I were lo be questioned by a
stranger, say in Seattle, as to what
city I was a resident of, I would
promptly say of Vancouver. It is
Vancouver we all have in mind, but in
thinking of Vancouver and naming
ourselves as from Vancouver we all
mean that Greater Vancouver which
is to come.
In order to create this "Greater
Vancouver," and have it when it becomes an imperative necessity, wc
must create and strengthen thc foi
lowing cities : Vancouver, as now
constituted, with perhaps Hastings
Townsite and Lot 301, and perhaps
North Point Grey lLangarat; the city
"f Eburne, the city of South Vancouver, thc city of Burnaby t perhaps
north and south), the city of New
Westminster ami tin- city of North
Later the time will come when it
will be found convenient, not only for
the benefit of the present Vancouver,
but for the benefit of all, that a larger
city be formed; then a union will be
effected of all these above-named
cities, and this union will be "Greater
Until that time comes you are simply doing an injustice to outlying districts if you rob them of thc improvements which they can create
with the present taxes and borrowing power fur the benefit of one part
of "Greater Vancouver." It must be
the dut) of each district to see that
their taxes and their money are applied on the spot where it is created���
thai ii"t "ne cent goes elsewhere
Each part must bear the cost of its
own improvements, and of its own
improvements only. If not. there will
be an irreparable injustice done. This
j is the reason why I advocate and have
i always advocated the incorporation
"!' the city of South Vancouver, not to
detract from the city of Vancouver,
but in ->rdcr t" build a "Greater Vancouver," and this "Greater Vancouver"
will  be  one  of the  few  cities  of the
..rid. II  B. A. VOGEL,
NO'lICE   IS  HEREBY GIVEN that tags
for Ihe collection  of garbage can  now be purchased   from   the   health   inspector,   Municipal
Hal],   corner   Fraser   Street   and   Forty-third
Avenue,  as  provided  by  the  bylaw.
II.ix   1224,  South  Vancouver.
Water  Works  Supplies.
Sealed i* nders, ad ��� to the undersigned, marked "Tender for Water Works
5upi - - will ;,i rei - ived up to 5 p.m.,
I :- lay, Jur.< Is. tur pipe, Httingl, meters,
hydrants,  valves, etc
Specification! can In- seen al tin- office of
i!a-   Water  Works   Superintendent,  Municipal
Hall     corner    Fraser    Street    and    Forty-third
Box  122-1,  South  Hill,  II.  C.
IN' THE MATTFR OF the Estate of
RODERICK McKAY, late of South Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia,
the 20th day ol March, 1912, Janet McKay, of
South Vancouver, aforesaid, widow, was appointed administratrix to administer the estate and effects ol the above-named deceased.
creditors having claims against the estate of
the said Deceased, that they are required to
file their said claims, duly verified, with the
undersigned, Solicitors for the aforesaid administratrix and estate, on or before the 15th
day ol July, 1912, and all persons indebted
to the said estate are required to pay their
obligations to the said administratrix or the
said  Solicitors forthwith.
Dated this 23rd day of May, 1912.
302-303   Dawson   Building,
Vancouver,  B.  C.
Solicitors for the said Administratrix and
the said  Estate.
buy it at Tin-
Main Fish Market
Try   us    for   BUTTER,   EGGS,
1 Vices Right
25th Ave. and Main St.
Alleged Theft of Furniture
iin Saturday morning, before Magistrate McArthur, F M Scott and \Y.
J. Sc'otl were charged with having
tolen from iln- supervision of Miss \l
\ina C, Grissim, mi June 5. one double
iron bedstead, mn double sprine. one
bench, "in- table, one double carriage
seat, and other hous hold utensils, the
pn perty ��� if I lorothy Stretch, and
valued at  $20
Miss Grimm swore sin- had acted as
agenl for tin owner of tin- - lack
which accused had rented partly furnished
Constable Hughes swore t" seeing
I goods in :. le usi rented later by the
two  men,  which  they  admitted   had
In in taken irmn Mr-. Stretch's house.
R M Scott, mn "' the accused, in
his defence, -aid the house wa- lei
furnished, but a- tin owner hail noi
provided a stove, accused were told
i hey could have the rest of the old
furniture if tiny bought a stove, which
I hey  did
Thc case was dismissed.
Found Hanging to a Bunk
The death of John Spcnce, who
lived alone in a shack near the corner
of Knight Road and Ferris Street, is
surrounded by sonic mystery. Spence,
who had been in this country only
two months, and who had been sending money to his wife in the Old
Country, was in the employ of thc
Municipality, and made his home in a
-hack. Ile was a man of regular
habits and much respected in the district. On Sunday morning he failed
to put in an appearance, as usual, and
his neighbors found him hanging to
his bunk, which was placed on one
side of thc room. The matter was reported to the police and the coroner.
Dr. A. J. Brett
. E. Cor  25th Ave. and Main St.
Phone :  Fairmont  1547
Terminal Steam  Navigation Co. Ltd.
Howe Sound Route
S.S.   Baramba  leavei   Evans  Coleman   Dock
everj   morning  at   9:15,   Sunday  lu:lQ  a.m
lor Bowen Island, I'.imlU-vV l.dg., Invercraig,
Anvil Island, Britannia Mines, Newport
Squamish and Mill Creek. The Baramba arrives at Newport at 2:15 pan. and leaves at
2:30 p.m.. arriving in Vancouver at 7:00 p.m.
Meals on board, 50 cents. Fare to Bowt.i
Islam:. 50 cents each way. All points above
Bowen Island. $1.00 each way. Special Excursion Tickets, good for day of issue otttv
$1.00  Round  Trip.
S.S. Britannia leaves Evans Coleman Dock
every morning at 9:15 a.m., Sunday at 10:30
a.m.. for l.reat Northern Cannery, Caulficlds,
Larsons, Fisherman's Bay, Alberta Bay
(luesdays only), l'orteau, South Valley
Britannia Mines, Newport, Squamish. Arrives at Newport 1 :00 p.m.. leaving at 1 :30
p.m. and arrives back in Vancouver at 5:30
On Sundays the Britannia will only go as
far as llowen island. Meats on board 50c.
Special excursion tickets good for day of
issue only.  $1  round trip.
Evans.   Coleman   &   Evans.   Ltd..
Phone :     Seymour 2988
Hot Lunches
Our midday lunches are appetising
and satisfying. All home cooking.
Served daily from 12 to 2. Give them
a trial.
Our confections include all the delicacies of the season���Ice Cream, Soft
Drinks, etc.
4605 Main Street
Two    doors    from    the    "Chinook"
North Arm Steamship
Company Limited
Meals and Afternoon Tea Served
on Board
The large, comfortable stem-wheel steamer
refitted entirely for this run will make a
DAILY TRIP to THE NORTH ARM, Burrard Intel on week days (except Saturdavs)
at 9.15 a.m., Saturdays, at 2.30 p.m.; Sundays, at 10.30 a.m., calling at Roslyn Park,
Lake Buntzen and Indian River Park, arriving back in Vancouver at about 6.30 p.m.
Steamers sail from Ferry land���Foot of
Main  Street. TEN
Authorised Capital, $2,000,000
A general banking business conducted at all branches.
Special attention given to savings deposits.   Interest
allowed on savings accounts.
Cedar Cottage Branch
Phone : Fairmont 1514
MacHaffie & Good fellow
A Full Line of Chicken Feed
Corner 26th Avenue and Main Street
Vancouver, B. C.
For Exchange
I have three Houses, close in, in Cedar Cottage for
Exchange. Will take acreage or vacant lots. Write
or phone for particulars.
S. P. Jackson
Phone : Fairmont 1298L CEDAR COTTAGE
The McGibbon & Hodgson
Lumber Company
Gibson Road    -    Cedar Cottage
From Basement to Garret
Wire, Write, or Phone Fairmont 1659
Cedar Cottage Comments
Cedar Cottage was all excitement
in the vicinity of the station last Saturday over the third attempt to evict
Mrs. Ectoo from her shack on the
] corner. .\lrs. Ectoii is quite a well
| known personage at Cedar Cottage,
being a colored lady of somewhat
manly proportions. Under a five-
| years lease, granted, as she slated, in
1W2, she resolutely refused to quit
land yield up possession, as she
1 claims she was unjustly evicted in
I 1W)6 and her goods damaged, and until recompensed for that and subsequent losses she intends to remain.
| The triangular piece of ground on
' which her former shack stood is a
valuable site owned by Mr. Mac-
pberson, of Xorth Hcnd, who wishes
to build. As the old lady refused to
ipiit on Saturday after due and proper
notice, it was decided to remove her
and burn the shack. Unfortunately
the lire got ahead of the efforts to
remove her furniture, and some
damage was occasioned. Several
chickens were burnt, and an assortment of old boots and other household effects was much the worse for
fire and water. No. 2 Fire Hall attended soon after thc lire was under
way, but the old shack, being of very
slight construction, was soon consumed. The car service was interrupted on both local and interurban
lines owing to the hydrant being on
the far side of the track. Captain
Smith was absent on leave, and it did
not occur to his deputy to lay the
hose under the track by a little speedy
spade work.
Mrs. Ecton has long been a source
of anxiety both locally and to the
municipality. She has for some time
been provided with grocery orders
from thc Council, and quite recently
they offered the old lady a shack
near Bodwell Road south. Intent,
however, upon what she claims as her
righls, the lady refuses to go from
the corner, and announces her intention to resume residence at the old
stand as soon as she can erect some
kind of shelter. Meanwhile some local friends are sheltering her, while
her goods and chattels adorn the sidewalk.
* *    *
John Spence, who arrived from
Edinburgh last year and was arranging for his wife and family of nine
children to join him in South Vancouver shortly, was found dead in his
shack near Inverness Street last Sunday. Dr. Murphy, when summoned,
was of opinion he had died about 36
hours previously, and as he was lying
on thc floor it is supposed that in
falling out of bed be struck his head,
causing unconsciousness, and that
death ensued from overpressure of
blood on his brain due to the position
in which he was lying.
* *    *
The Cedar Cottage branches of the
Bank of Hamilton and Bank of Vancouver have mutually arranged not to
open on Saturday evenings in future.
This arrangement takes effect at once,
so that customers had better note the
necessity of transacting their banking
in the morning next Saturday and
hereafter. This relief will provide a
welcome holiday for thc staff.
* *    *
At the meeting of Westminster
Road Improvement Association on
Tuesday, committees were selected to
secure signatures to petitions in favor
of improving Westminster Road. It
is hoped to secure the necessary 50
per cent, of owners' signatures.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. Braggc and family,
of Thynne Road, Agnes Road, left
Cedar Cottage on Monday last for
Hardy Bay, where Mr. Bragge has
taken up a quarter section.
* *    *
The two stores and apartments
erected for Mr. F. A. Whitaker on
Westminster Road, near Gartley Road,
are now completed and are a very
creditable addition to the main thoroughfare. The stores on the ground-
floor arc well lighted and commodious, and four suites of flats, two on
first and second floor respectively,
also possess every modern convenience.
* *    *
The Cedar Cottage Loyal Orange
Lodge met last week with Past-Mater Bro. Northcott presiding, and Pro.
Jos.  Tyerman   in   the  deputy-chair.
1 Simpson, P.M. of Britannia Lodge,
and Bro. W. F. McClintock occupied
leats on the platform at the invitation
I of thc W. M , and both complimented
ihe lodge upon its present flourishing
: condition. Thc purple and blue degrees were put on, with Bro. McClintock in the chair, who gave the obli-
Igations, whilst  Bro.  Northcott exeni-
1 plilied thc unwritten portions and
floor work.    A very  hearty vote    of
'thanks was accorded Bros F.mpcy,
Xorlhcolt and Tyerman for a handsome set of flags presented by  them.
* *    *
Mr. D. Bradbury, of 3859 Banks
Avenue, has there established a well-
lined blacksmith's forge and horseshoeing depot, and being so conveniently situated near the Westminster
Road and Victoria Drive provides
every facility for bis numerous patrons
in carriage building, painting and repairing, horse shoeing and general
blacksmith work.
* *    *
It is desired by the Ratepayers' Association that it should be emphasised
that petitions for the provision of
Fire Halls and proper equipment are
now ready for signature. Ratepayers
can sign at any of the following addresses :
C. F. Broadhurst, Real Estate, Commercial Street.
S. F. Jackson, Real Estate, Commercial Street.
Jackson Hardware Co., Commercial
* *    *
Mr. F. Ayling, the popular grocer
of Commercial Drive, is the recipient
of much sympathy from his numerous
friends and patrons just now. Very
recently Mrs. Ayling was suddenly
taken ill and hurried away to the
West End Hospital for an immediate
operation for appendicitis, from which
she is now slowly recovering. Last
Friday his young son met with a
serious accident. The boy, with three
other friends, was amusing himself
by coasting down the sidewalk on
Flett Road, and as young Ayling was
acting as stecrcr he received the full
shock when a telephone pole intercepted their pleasant tobogganing. The
other boys wcre none the worse for
the spill, but young Ayling had to be
carried home, and after medical attention was ordered to St. Paul's Hos-
pilal for examination by the X-rays.
This revealed a fractured shin bone.
The boy is progressing nicely now,
but this mishap somewhat retarded
his mother's progress to recovery.
* *    *
The Victoria Road Presbyterian
Church, Cedar Cottage, announce a
Lawn Social, with strawberries and
cream, for Thursday, the 20th hist.,
on the grounds of the pastor, Rev. J.
C. Madill, at Flett Road, near the
Station, Those who in previous years
have attended these Lawn Socials
need no pressing to renew former enjoyable experiences, whilst the commodious grounds and pretty surroundings should attract many who have
not as yet enjoyed  the  pleasure.
* *    *
At 302 Heath Street, on Wednes-
1 day last,  the wedding took place of
Miss Rubina Houston to Mr. James
, Green,   both   of   Cedar   Cottage,   the
ceremony being performed by the
| Rev.   Clifton   Parker,  of  the  Central
Baptist Church.
* *    *
Mr.  and  Mrs.   R.   Roper,  of  Perry
Road, are receiving the congratulations
: of  their  friends  on   the  arrival  of a
. son and heir.
Concert at Collingwood
The concert given by the 18th Field
Ambulance at the Collingwood Institute was a splendid success. The
pretty black-and-white costume of the
troupe was quite fascinating. Every
item was of excellent character and
very warmly received. Miss Berry
and Miss Butler sang splendidly; Mr.
Menzics and Mr. Mitten were very
droll. The pipe playing of Mr. Jackson was a novel and very pleasing
feature, and the songs by Mr. Hynes,
Mr. Montgomery and others won loud
applause. The concert was in aid of
St. Paul's Hospital, and the troupe
were asked to pay a return visit at no
distant date, and they will be assured
of a very warm welcome,
Bro. Roy Page acted as secretary.
The Orange degree of initiation was
put on by Bro. Northcott, and two
new applications were received.    Bro.
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Stirling    arrived    a I
South  Vancouver on  Saturday from
Camelon, Scotland, and are staying
with Mr. and Mrs. J. Boyd, Prince
Albert Street.
Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Co.
May 3, 1912
The DIRECTORS of the VANCOUVER HARBOR AND DOCK EXTENSION COMPANY LTD., have by resolution authorized the issue and sale of
20,000 Shares of the Company's TREASURY STOCK at par, $100 per share.
All orders subject to prior sale.
Full information furnished on request, including maps and prospectus.
H. W. LEYENS, Financial Agent.
511-13 Dom. Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Assets over $45,000,000
Over 150 Branches throughout Canada
Savings bank at all offices
Cedar Cottage Branch ��� F. N. Hirst, Manager
Imperial Sale Stables
High-class Drivers, Express and Heavy Horses always on Sale
Furniture Moving
Express and Heavy Teaming done
Corner Fraser and 47th Avenue
Phone :   Fraser 85
For a fine assortment of Bedding Plants, also Hanging Baskets,
Tubs and Roses.
Phone :   Fairmont 817R
iGaituarap? OkriVtirr
Sand For Sale���
Good, fresh-water sand.    S. E. corner 43rd Avenue
and Main  Street
-House to Rent:
5-Room Modern Bungalow, $20 per month���Apply Mr. C. B.
Murray, Care "The Chinook."
Western Bungalow Co.
703 Dominion Trust Bldg., Vancouver, B. C.
Phone Seymour 1856
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds.     Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
South Vancouver
HOUSE SNAP on 49th Ave. : 4 rooms, fully modern,
between Main St. and Fraser Ave. Only $300 cash;
Balance $100 every three months.
ONTARIO STREET HOME: 6 rooms, fully modern
and nicely fenced, at a snap price. Small cash payment ; Balance easy.
ONTARIO STREET SNAP :   Lots near 56th Ave., high
and dry.    Price $800.   Only $200 cash; Balance 6,
12 and 18 months.
21st AVENUE, IN C. P. R. : lots high and dry, facing
city, at snap price���$1500.  Only one quarter cash;
Balance very easy.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 Main Street      P. O. Box 40      Phone : Fairmont 822
We are Sprcialiiti on the
Investigate our Subdivision on the Westminster and Ferguson Roads.     Price*
much below market value. 	
Phone: Fairmont 159S
P. O. Boa 964 City
Brokers, Real Estate, Loans, Insurance
1735 Westminster Rd. vffl/fcs
1 *
Special Saturday Sale
Great Bargains in Ladies'
Embroidered Muslin and
Shirt Waists
Regular Value up to $3.50. Saturday's Price, $1.00, SI.25 and
A large variety of I,tidies' Neckwear. Regular 50c, Saturday
Special, 25c.
Honeycomb and Turkish Towels. Splendid Value, 25c and
35c a pair.
Complete Stock of Gents' Furnishings at Special Prices,
N. F. de St. Croix
Peach   &  Garden
Real  Estate
Specialists in South
Vancouver   Realty
Corner 24th and Main Street
GOTcn The Norris Grocery
We buy and sell for cash.
Your esteemed order will be called for and delivered daily,
if desired, and will have our most prompt and careful attention.
Province  Renovatory
= MOVES ���
South Vancouver's Pioneer Dry-cleaning' and Dyeing
Works is now doing business at its new store, 25th and
Main Street, 3 doors south City Heights P. O.
Our new surroundings enable us to please the most
exacting patron. Our service will continue to be all that
is to be desired.
Cleaning, Dyeing, Pressing,
= Repairing, Altering =
The Province Renovatory
Hay.  Grain and Poultry Supplies
Dailv Delivery to South Vancouver and Central Park
'hone : Fairmont 186     2471 Westminster Road, Cor. Broadway
The H. McVicar
Now  open,  with a large,
first-class selected stock at
cheapest prices.
The H. McVicar Grocery Store
(Continued from  Page Three)
Happenings Around South
Vancouver's Municipal Hall
(Continued from Page One)
D. W. Grimmett
Pioneer   Real   Estate   Broker   of
South Vancouver
I   sell   nice   Building   Lots   from
$10.00 up
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Takes Over Collingwood Business
The business of the Manitoba
| Hardware Company, on Joyce Street,
Collingwood East, has been taken
over by Mr. C. B. Fearney. As Mr.
Kearney was connected With the
Manitoba Hardware Company at Collingwood before the change in business, he is in a splendid position to
meet every requirement of the Collingwood residents. He has just
added considerably to the stock, a
large shipment of kitchen utensils being amongst the most recent additions.
the site was to be.    Robinson, he de
elared, gave him his firs) definite in
formation  about   the  locality  of  the
site.    He said he made Robinson his
$1000 pn ten) in March by cash pay
ment.    He said he could prove il bj
the $1000 cheque he drew for it. and
also  by  the  $1000 deposit   made  by
Robinson in another bank     \\ ii
^ai'l the money wai pod to Robi
after  witni u   had   receit ed   In-,  own
money from the School Board.    Rob
inson  gave  him  no  security  for  the
$1000, he laid.
Mr.  Bull :    What  bank did  Robin
-..ii deposit the money in?
Witness : In the Royal Bank at
Westminster Avenue.
A Hot Protest
Mr. Ladner hotly protested that
then- wa> a certain ring which were
trying to -end Robinson to prison
Certain parties, in his opinion, wen
thus conspiring
Mr. Crehan :   What is your authot
ity  for  that   statement?
Mr. Ladner: 1 am not going to
"I just gave him the $101X1 as a
present," declared witness.
Mr. Ladner : To sum the whole
thing up, il was a purely voluntary
act on your part?
Witness :    ^'<s.
Mr. Hull : Was there any arrange
ment that Robinson was to get the
Witness :    N'o.
Councillor Elliott was closely c|ties-
tioned on school supplies.
"If it cost a.s much money as is said,
it would not be the best system in
Canada." declared witness, speaking
of the board system.
He said he could not say whether
accounts were checked  up or not.
Mr. Crehan : Who reported this
bill  O.K.'d?
The Commissioner passed account
to   witness.
Witness : I have no recollection of
this bill.
Mr, Crehan : Did you make any
endeavor to improve the system'
Witness : Oh, yes, we did. I was
on thc board for about two years.
Witness said in 1909 he supervised
Mountain View School, and in 191 f)
lie looked after Cedar Cottage School:
"Several sites were purchased while
I was trustee, including an addition
to Cedar Cottage School, Tecumseh
site, Hay site, and I believe arrangements were made with the C.  P. R."
lie believed the Hoard had agreed
to handle sites in such a way as not
to let knowledge of site locations become  public  property.
The Commissioner : Why did you
Witness :    1 moved nearer the city.
In reply to other questions, witness
said he acted as buyer for the School
Hoard, and his commission was 5 per
Councillor   Elliott's   Explanation
Councillor Elliott asked to be al
lowed to make an explanation and
give a public denial to a Statement
made by Cocroft in the criminal
court in the Cily. which had placed
witness in a very unfavorable light.
He would like to clear it up now.
Since the Statement was made witness
hail been subject to public criticism,
and he hoped the court would admit
his statement, as that was the lirst
public opportunity lie had had of making it.
Mr. E. Cold wanted to know
Mr. Elliott had not answered
statement in the  Press,
Mr. Elliott said he was not
pared to put up with such criticism
from Mr. Gold or any other man in
the municipality. Witness had been
misjudged by those who did imt
know him. and not by those who were
acquainted With him. He never made
the statement to Cocroft which Co-
crofl attributed to him. Mr. Elliott
gave in detail the circumstances which
led up to a conservation between himself and Cocroft. when Cocroft said,
"If I told all I know ii would put
Robinson in a bad light, anil it would
go hard with the little devil." Wit
ness replied I "Look here. Cocroft.
there is only one way to handle this,
and that is' t.. tell the truth." Co
croft   replied.   "Is   there   going   lo   be
a  Government  audit""    witness  re
plied : "1 am nol in a position to say,
but there will be a public invc-tiga
tion, and you will have t" put your
self right. If you gel up in public-
court and tell lies, thai may go the
lirst lime, bin the second time vou
want a pretty good memory." Wit
ness added that he should be only too
pleased for any ratepayer I .r anyone
present to ask him any question.
What he did object to was being talked "at" by Mr. Cold or anybody else.
Ile repeated that he now denied Co-
croft's Statement on oath, and that
was better than correcting it in the
Press, and lie believed that would set
him right with the public. The court
then adjourned.
How Values Jumped���$2000 Increase
on Warrants
The inquiry was continued on Wed
nesday morning, when the lirst witness was Mr. George Grcenslade, who
was recalled and said he had no recollection of any accounts having been
passed without being put on the
minutes. Such a thing might have
been done when he was absent,
which was not often. In regard to
tenders, the lowest tender was invariably accepted, if the party tendering
was a responsible person. In regard
to Harrison & Wali's tender, no
cheque was mentioned when the tender was sent in. All he knew about
Harrison & Wall was to their good,
Witness did not think it would have
been wise to delay the contract, as
the school had to be "rushed." Witness knew there was trouble in 1909
with the tirm to whom the contract
was given. Witness acted with the
other members of the Board in regard to McDonald's contract and on
the advice of the solicitor. There was
no trouble with the contractor to
South Hill School, and the price was
well within the proposed contract. He
had no knowledge "i moneys paid nor
authorized by the architect, and he
did not know- of any extra- on that
particular building.
South Hill site was purchased from
th.-   Harris.,n   Estate,   but   he   could
not   remember  the  price  paid    The   "'-���1   ",r   ">ree  weeks   Ins   vacation
Hoard   was  anxious   to  get   that  par-   ��''" commence on  Monday.    We un-
ticular   site,   and   witness   negotiated   derstand he is going to Harrison Hoi
for   it      Such   an   important   matter   Springs,
should havi  been on iln- minutes, but ��   *   *
the minutes    were    lometirm -    "cut
short"    Barker   was    instructed    to
make thi   b< il bargain i" ssible in re
gard to tin   furniture, ami somi
purcha si '1   from bul    he
could nol  -ay   if it wa- recorded on
the   minutes.    Secretary   Ferris   was
irged I..' ni--  In  -,..... getting old
and could not, in the opinion of the
Board, handle 'In- busi      I Ii
tted him for the strenuous work,
and   M r.   Richard-' in   '������  I -������'!.  in
tin- belief that hi- could do the whole
Witness did not notice 'hat the reg
ular accounts were nol put on the
minutes, although he paid attention
to ihe minutes when read, Witness
. < i ���. busy, but he did nol plead
'iiis a- .oi excuse. If no accounts
v en recorded he sh >uld consider the
- cretary had neglected hi- duty; but
'l-.i- was witness's firsl experience,
and In- considered the Board had doi ���
ii- duty t., tin- public ami handled
the situation well. Mr. Ferris got
price- for supplies, and tin- lowest
price- were accepted on the recom
mendation  ..f Mr.   Ferris.
Tenders were not advertised f"r.
Tin- invoice- were checked by the
lli.ard. and witness did nut know that
See Goddard & Son Ltd.
When   you  want  new  and  2nd-hand
W'e  see   from   the   Press  that   New
minster  i-  ^..mg   t"  make  pre
tion  for the opening of the   I'ana
Canal     A   in ;.   bylaw   i-   to  be
laid before the ratepayers for half
a million dollar- 'this i- to be only
an initial expenditure a- it i- now a
that iln- South Ann
��� if tin Fraser River cannot be ready
ii in ii :->i thi incret ed trade We
barn   on   .- irity   that   New
Westminster ia now willing i< drop
that p.,Iii y ni i-..lair,n w huh it has
followed so long, and i- willing to
ci - - iperate ��ith 'In- municipalities
along the Xorth Arm. New Wesl
minster i- now recognizinj that it
���'ill In- io the best interest- of her
own -hipping trade that the deepening
of the river i- proceeded villi without
a moment's delay. We believe that
certain data of the depths drawn by
th.- various'coasting vessels are being
prepared tu lay before Mr. Monk.
Minister "i Public W'.rk-. when he
vi-it- South Vancouver.
*   *   *
Thai the arr,--t of Spencer Robinson
mi a new charge of forgery came as a
-ttrprise to those wh" have been listening  to   the  inquiry  going  on.  goes
invoices did not arrive until the goods without saying.    Pattison was on the
were partly used up.    That  may have witness  -land.     Mr.  Crehan  began  to
happened  in  one  case     Cocroft and ,,iv him  with questions.    Slowly, bit
Draper  were  the  contractors   for  the |,v   i���,,   iK.   began   to   elicit   the   facts
South  Hill School, and  Mr. Williams fr,���n   the   witness   that   the   linn   of
cleared the site, but "fell down."   Wit Hr,���,m & Pattison had never seen the
ness guaranteed him in powder up to cheque  for  $400    which    had    been
$125,   and   the   account   was   disputed signed   in   their   favor   by   the   School
by   the   Hoard.      Witness   eventually Trustees on June 17.    By neither look
lost   the   money.     He   did   not   know
such a transaction  was illegal on the
part of a trustee.    His experience was
nor hint did the Commissioner allow j
either   the   public   or   Spencer   Robin- .
Bon   to  suspect  that  he  would  be  rearrested   for   forgery.     The  informa- !
tion     was     laid     before     Councillor I
Thomas, who signed the warrant for |
hi-  arrest,  Commissioner  Crehan  being under the impression  that  Police
Magistrate McArthur had gone off on
his  holidays.    This  led  to  complications  in   the  evening  when   trying to
arrange   bail   fm   Robinson.     Police
Magistrate    McArthur   took   up   the
position  that  he  had  not  signed  the
warrant   and   could   not   therefore   interfere   in   the   matter   of  bail,  while
Councillor   Thomas   stated   that    as
Police   Magi-trate  McArthur had  nut
gone   on   his     holidays,     he.     Councillor Thomas, could  not and would
n.it   interfere   in   the   matter   of   bail.
Wearily Mr. Ladner, Robinson's solicitor, sat through the hours trying to
devise means to get his client out on
*    *    *
As the audit progresses, a feeling of
confidence grows among the ratepayer- i if South Vancouver that the
Government have made a wise selection in the appointment of Mr. Crehan. Nothing is too small for him to
whose business witness had been ' ukt l,l'- [l<- ?ras.P "' lho School
financing. Witness told his partner B��ard accounts is simply marvellous,
aboul the cheque for $100. and his No transaction which there is the sun
partner presumed it was commission, PIesl irregularity aboul seems to es
but  never  mentioned  the  question  of   cape   him.     One   cannot   but  admire
the able manner in which he is handling the witnesses, and the adroitness
How Values Jumped
Mr. Grcenslade gave details of the
purchase of a site from Mrs. Thor-
son. The records disclosed that the
site was Sold to Mrs. Thorson on May
7. 1909, and on August 11 it was sold
to the School  Hoard for $2000.
The Commissioner: How do you
account for the jump, in value in so
short  a  time?
Witness :     There   was   a   site   adjoining which  was given  for a school
-iu.-, and this made it imperative Mrs.
Thorson's   site   should   be   purchased.
1 had no present or commission. Wit
ness added that he was on  the  Hoard
when   the   High   School  site  was  purchased,   but   had   nothing   in   do   with
the purchase     lie found out that Mrs. j
McKay sold to Mrs. Stevenson some!
time last summer, and he did not know
before, nor did he know that Mr. Mae
Donald handled the site for Mrs. Stcv-
iii-oii      W'itne-s   never   received   any
commission mi the transaction, but he
did  receive a  cheque  from   Mr.   MacDonald for $100, which was in reality
a   loan   to   Hewston     &     Grcenslade.
123 Pender West
Between Cambie and Abbott
Large selection always on view
For Quality and Purity come to the
Corner 24th  and  Main
Z. Aheroni, Prop.
Toronto  Furniture
Furnish    Houses   at   Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont  1660
For Coal and Wood  Phone   Fair. 404
Drdcr    Office:    341K    Commercial
Street.   Cedar   Cottage
(Adjoining   car   terminus)
Terms Cash
commission to Hewston, and he had
no direct knowledge of any commissions to anybody. II, never received
any cigars as presents so far as he
knew; no extras were paid without the
authority of the architect.
The Commissioner: How do v iU
account for a bill of extras $399.10
paid, without any record or authority
from the architect. Witness could
not explain it, nor did he know that
the original specifications were
changed, lie could not say what the
money was paid for. It may hav(
been   extra   doors,   and   it   would   not
have  been   paid  unless  authorized   by   t,n8   m   one
with which he extracts the information when he discovers that any particular point is being evaded by the
witness who wishes to place a different interpretation upon it. Like an
astute angler, he puts on a different
bait, and in the end is sure to make
the witness confess and bring out the
point in the manner Mr. Crehan desires ii.
During the whole ..i tin hearing
Mrs. Crehan is a silent but observant
spectator of all that is p..--inc. Sit -
of   the   hack   seats,   with
thc   architect.
The Commissioner : Hut many
bill- were paid thai were not authorized.
Witness :   Not at that time.
Mr. Stevens wished t" explain that
in hi- time on the Board no extras
were paid without some authority
from   the architect
The Commissioner :    Hut the architect reported that the contractors v i -
not   coining  out   good,  and   lu   put   it
up t"  thc   Hoard
Mr   Stevens :    If the architect wa
irs and eyes ever oil the alert, when
ihe least difficulty as to the questioning ol a voucher or the production of
certain  dates "ii  documents  is  ques
���i- .ii. '1. r.i .. moment she rises fn im
seat,  passes  in   to  tin-   office   al   thi
���m! of the hall, secure- thc documents
that are required, quickly getting
them sent to the auditor, and allowing the examination to go "it without
. moment's delay. Hers seems to be
���i:e active brain 'hat is marshalling the
which are unravelling the thri
and   weaving   the   web   ti    "1 ice   tin
urn satisfied, the accounts would nol   wrongdoing   (if there ha-   been  any)
have been paid, and I never took the   ��!'"" 'he shoulders they ought to be
responsibility.    I  would not swear the , ""���
Board did nol do it. but iln- members
of the Board were good ������watch dogs"      ,,��� ,        _,-,,, A d
at.tha<   t,me' and  '  ;""  s"" '"   "'���"   Mam Streel la-t Friday about 5 p.m.,
I though! the I W. W.'s had got hold
of the municipal workers, and all were
coming mn mi -irike. as never be
fore   had   I   seen   such   a   number   of
Tin- Commissioner : I low- do \ - u
account for the architect's certificate
for $3000 being increased to a payment ,,f $5000. Is that good watchdog work?"
Witness, who was shown the minutes, coul,1 not explain why thc increased amount was paid.
James B. Macdonald was recalled
and questioned by Mr Hull, city soli
citor. in regard to the sale of a sin.
which was eventually sold to the
School Hoard, from Mrs. Stevenson,
which was the cheapest piece of acreage listed. Witness was paid $100
commission by Mrs. Stevenson.
Mr.  C.  W.  Whelpton, who  was a
Seal,      tenders   marked   "Tenders   foi   Sup-
plies"  will In- received by the undersigned up
to 1-' o'clock noi ii Tuesday, .bine 25, 1012.
fur supplying stationery and other school
supplies m the Smith Vancouver Schools.
Full particulars may tie hail by applying at
thi   -' cretary's office.
The   lowest  01   any   tender   - ",   ltect ���
ac< i-, ted.
WM.   KIRKLAND,   Secretary.
Smith   \ ancouver   Boai     of Schoi
Box   59,  Cedar Cottage   I'   I '
Smith.   Vancouver   Board   ol   Schoi I   Trit--
 riot    ni
c'terk uf Works nn new .... and addi*
���imi- ii schi :-. aboul to '. erected. \, -
ply   by   letter  onlj.  enclosing   copies tea
1 monials,    stating -    and    salary
expecti V,       Kirklai
1 v lottage   I'    ' 1      v
officials   ,1 the "' iard   w      L|    ���-  d squali-
Sealed   tenders   --   rked I ,r   Ad-
School! tp to 12
-ii; mi Tu.' ida)
Iressed   to   lit.   undi rsig, I       crectio
.nut  completion  of two  v.-:,:-   C8  rooms),   ii
eluding   heating   an thi
lowing   schools :     Gem -  -.
at .I   Cat letoi
���io!   a,
rchitect, Jos.  H    Bow mar.
Esq.,   116 Crown  Bldg., Pender St. W., Van-
Tenders musl bi  accompanied bj  a marked
cent,  of  the  amount  "i
Separate   tendera   must    b,    lubmitted   for
.   .      ., hool
The  lowest  .-r  any  tender  not   nee,
icce] ted.
WM.   KIRKLAND,   Seen
Board  of  School   Trustees,
South  Vancouvi r   Board
Box.  59, Cedar Cottage
age P. O.
rigs and teams and men congregated
at thc one time. On making inquiry
I was pleased t" learn that the gath
ering was not of a hostile nature, but
rather of a pleasant one���viz.. to he
paid thc wages they had earned
The large number of witnesses subpoenaed by Commissioner Crehan. and
kept in attendance day by day at the
Municipal Hall, are no doubt put to
serious inconvenience and financial
loss from their absence either from
member of the Board ill 1011. and was ' ,ncjr business or work. and. we under-
iw chairman, said he had heard the   stand,   the   Commissioner   cannot  al-
cvidcncc   in   connection   with   extras.
.'nd some were ordered by the Board.
independent of the architect.    Several
school sites had been purchased dur-
1 ing witness's membership, and he cx-
I plained   that,   being     suspicious,     he
made some inquiries regarding a site
'. on which he beard an option of $500
' had been placed through the efforts
I of the chairman, Spencer Robinson.
[The matter came before a meeting oi   Surely'some   way
the Board   Things got lively, and the   ,,f the difficulty.
property was n<     purchased, after a *   *   *
I meetingf of the  ratepayers.    The op-:
tion   was   still   in   the   hands   of  the |     The effects of the earthquake were
agent.    Witness proposed several mo- 1 visible in and around South Vancou-
tions  in   the  meetings  of the  Board, j Ver.     Housewives   could   not   underbill there was 1   "collision," and these
were defeated.
Witness        "it'ered the Board used
as   much   intelligence   as   they   pos
low them any fees as recompense. Is
it not possible for him to arrange to
have only a certain number of witnesses present each day, and so allow
the others to attend their business?
Wc notice also that some of the Councillors are tied up in the same manner. This seriously affects the work
of the whole community, and the
municipality must suffer as a whole,
an  be  found  out
sibly could in checking accounts, and
now- a finance committee had been appointed.
stand how all the glittering brightness of their stoves and tinware became tarnished and of dull leaden
color. There were many theories propounded as to the cause, but few surmised that it was the atmospheric effect of the eruption of thc volcano.
Sealed   tendera  marked  'Tenders  for Two-
omed School mil In received up to 12
o'clock noon. ,,11 Tuesday. June 25, 1912, addressed in the updersigned, for the erection
ami completion .,f two iwo-rootne,l frame
Plans ami specifications may In obtained
at tin- ntTici- >'f the architect, Jos. H. .-Bowman, Esq., II'. Crown Plilg., Pender St. \\ '..
Vancouver, B. C.
Tendera must be accompanied by a marked
cheque for 5 per cent, of the amount of
Separate tenders must tie submitted for
each  school.
Tin- lowest or any tender not necessarily
WM.   KIRKLAND,   Secretaryi
Smith   Vancouver   Meant   of   School   Trustees,
llox   so.  Cedar  Cottage   P.   Q	
Sealed tenders marked "Tenders for Wood
ami Coal" will he received by the undersigned
up to 12 o'clock noon on Tuesday. June 25.
1912. line hundred cords tir cordwood and 20
tons coal delivered to Lord Selkirk School.
Cedar Cottage; 10 tons coal to Carleton
School, Collingwood East! 10 tons coat to
Tecumseh School. Wilson road; 60 cords fir
cord wood and 5 tons coal to Richard Mc-
Pride School. Ringmore avenue; 7 s cords
fir conl wood and 8 tons coal to General
Wolfe School, corner Twenty-seventh avenue
and Ontario street: "5 cords fir cord wood
and 7 tons coal to General Brock SchooL
Main street: 10 cords tir cord wood and /
tons coal to Sir Alexander MacKenzie School,
I'raser street; 5 tons coat to Sir Wm. \ an-
llorne School, corner Korty-fourth avenue and
Ontario street: 7 tons coal to V\ alter Moberly
School, corner Sixty-first avenue and Ross
street, and 20 cords fir cordwood to the
Annex,   corner  Fraser street  and  River  road.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted. ���    ���
WM.   KIRKLAND.   Secretary,
South   Vancouver   Hoard   of  School   Trustee*
Box  59,  Cedar Cottage  P.  O. TWELVE
Ex-Chairman      of      School      Board
Remanded for a Week
After Ilis art est on Tuesday afternoon, Spencer Robinson spent
twenty four hours in the Ideal police
station, owing to the refusal of any
Justice of the Peace to grant bail. On
Wednesday afternoon he appeared
before Magistrate .McArthur on three
charges, and was remanded for a
week at the expressed wish of Mr.
Hull, who is prosecuting the ex-chairman on behalf of the  Municipality.
Mr. Hull drew thc attention of the
magistrate to the large amount of the
bail placed by Magistrate Alexander
regarding a similar charge now pend
ing, and thought that if $10,000 had
been fixed in that case, a similarly
heavy bail should he lixed in a similar
Mr. Ladner contended, on behalf of
the defendant, however, that the $10,-
000 bail  on  the other  charge,  which
would  not  he  heard  for  some  time,
would    ensure    thc   presence of Mr. |
Robinson in the district for the pre- j
liminary    hearing    on    this    charge.
After some argument, bail was fixed
in   the amount of $3,000, to be  com- I
posed of a personal bond for $1,000,
and two others of $1,000 each.
The Three Charges
The three charges arc made on the
information and complaint of Mr.
William Kirkland. secretary of the
School lioard, and relate: (1) "That
Spencer Robinson knowingly did
forge the name of Broom and Pattison to a certain cheque, dated lime
17, 1911. drawn by the South Vancouver School Trustees, amount in
favor of Broom and Pattison for
$400: (2)' that Spencer Robinson, at
the District of South Vancouver, did
with  intent   to   defraud   the   Corporation of the Board of School Trustees
of South Vancouver    by    false    pre
tiiiii-   induce    William    Kirkland   to
write  his  name  to a  certain  warrant
ion   the   Ilislrict   of   South   Vancouver
| for $400, dated June 16, 1911, in favor
of Broom and Pattison, and (3) that
Spencer     Robinson,    knowing    the
name    of     Broom    and     Pattison
It,, be  forged  on  a  certain  cheque,
dated  June   17.   1911,  drawn  by  the
South   Vancouver   School   Trustees'
account  ni   favor of   Broom and   Pat
tisoii   for  $400,   dealt   with   the   same
by   transferring   it   for   valuable   consideration to j. K. Todhunter,
danger to health, but a great risk to
adjoining properties. Mow that the
Municipal Council have provided
means for the speedy and effective
disposal of garbage, the facilities afforded should be taken general advantage of.   .Any further information
can he obtained from Health Officer
Pengelly at the Municipal Hall. The
charge for collection is ten cents each.
There is some misapprehension as
to the working of the new garbage
bv law. recently framed by the Mil
nicipal Council. It may help residents generally to state that tags are
now on sale in fifty-cent packets, and
these arc handed in when the collection is made. The garbage tins can
be purchased at any hardware store
or tinsmith in the Municipality. Thc
districts in the Municipality will be
apportioned, and thc collections made
periodically���weekly if possible, Residents are bound by the bylaw to keep
their premises free from garbage, tin
cans, or any other refuse, and a heavy
line may be imposed for any infringement thereof. It is also an offence to
burn waste material of any kind on
land adjacent to any dwelling, and it
is the intention of the authorities to
enforce the bylaw in this respect. It
has come to the knowledge of the
Health Officer (Mr. Pengelly) that
some merchants are burning their
waste material upon their premises.
It is the intention to deal with such
offences under the Prevention of Fire
Bylaw.    These  fires  arc  not  only  a
South Vancouver Lots
Two lots corner Elgin and Kensington.
Nine lots on Vanness Avenue.
We have a large list of Delta Improved Farm
For particulars write to
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation Limited
A year of remarkable progress hai
been made ill this newly formed congregation. Organized only thirteen
months ago, and making a beginning
in one of the dwellings of thc neighborhood, ii was necessary for the
Hoard "f Managers to devise ways
ami means to provide accommodations for the ever-increasing congregation and Sabbath School. When
in October last the new church build
, ing was opened it was was not ex-
! peeled that before six months had
elapsed it would be necessary to enlarge the seating capacity. Hut under
i the ministry of Mr. A. Kaeburn-Gib-
Bon, and with the excellent spirit prevailing in the different departments of
��� Ihe church work, the advance has
j been continuous, and the newly-buill
extension, with the comfortable balcony, now increases the seating capacity to fully 200, besides adding
greatly to the beauty and completeness of the interior. Mr. McMillan,
one of the enthusiastic members of
the Managing Board, is sparing no
effort to make thc coming Orchestral
Concert a success. It will be on
Thursday evening, June 20, and a rare
treat is promised by thc high-class
aritists who will furnish the music.
Local talent will also contribute to a
varied programme. The Ladies' As- I
sociation will also maintain their high j
reputation for their excellent pro- I
visions of ice cream and strawberries '
with cake. The church is situated at i
the Corner of Bodwell Road and I
Windsor Street.
Westminster      Road      Improvement j
Association Call for Action
A meeting of the Westminster
Road  Improvement Association was j
held   in   Carleton   Hall.   East  Colling-j
wood,   on   Wednesday   night.     Chair- i
man  \. P, Black explained the object ,
: of the meeting and reported the result J
of -,-veraI interviews he hail with the.
Reeve and Council, lie stated that,'
if an active interest was now shown |
by the Association and others inter-!
i -tid. the Council would proceed with
j the paving of Westminster  Road as
early as possible,
Tlie meeting was of opinion that
Ward I. was suffering through the
lack of representation in the Council,
and it was moved by U. Latta, seconded by A. J. Mitchclmore, and carried, thai Messrs. W. II. Pierce and
W. J. Glanville be a deputation to
wait on Mr. Spencer Robinson to secure   his   assistance   in   enabling   the
ratepayers to secure a representative
for thc Ward. This means that Spencer Robinson will be asked to resign.
On the motion of W. J. Macdoncll
and R. Latta, an invitation was ordered to be tendered to the Ratepayers' Association of Ward I. to attend a joint meeting with the Westminster Road Improvement Association on Tuesday evening, to select a
candidate for Councillor for Ward I.,
as soon as a vacancy occurred.
The chairman was asked to convene
the road widening committee for the
purpose of securing signatures to a
petition to the Council, requesting
that the paving of Westminster Road
be brought under thc Local Improvement Act.
F. L. Cummings, of the Ctiminings
Packing and Forwarding Company,
whose residence is at the corner of
Fifty-fifth Avenue and Ontario Street,
South Vancouver, leaves shortly for
Chicago and other eastern points on a
combined business and pleasure trip.
While in Chicago, Mr. Cummings
will attend thc annual international
convention of forwarding and packing men. He will be Vancouver's
only representative at this gathering,
and will introduce a motion before
the members to hold the next annual
convention in Vancouver, Canada.
Melrose Nursing Home
Special  attention  given  to  Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
825 25th Ave.  East���Phone : Fair. 987
Lands at Ladner One of the Greatest
Assets of Greater Vancouver
During the past few months, the attention of investors has been drawn to
thc immense possibilities of the
Fraser Delta. It is said that there is
not a more productive farming area
in the world than that which lies between Boundary Hay and Ladner. The
Delta farmers arc preparing to supply
the City of Vancouver and the City
of Victoria with farm produce, A
small farm over in the Delta would
be thc nearest approach to a Paradise
on earth that one could think of in
this western country.���Ladner Investment and Trust Corporation Limited,
Ladner, B. C.
"A Fool and His Money" continues
to pack them in at the Avenue, and if
you wish to sec one of the most entertaining plays that has been presented in Vancouver this season, take
advantage of the remaining performances.
For next week, starting with thc
Monday night performance, the Lawrence Stock Company will offer the
realistic, emotional "Moths," adapted
for the stage from Ouida's world-
famous  romance  of  the  same  name.
Fred Archer
South Vancouver
March 1,1912
I have been in business at the South Vancouver Furniture
Store three months.
SOUTH VANCOUVER knows a good thine. The people
know the good values the South Vancouver Furniture Store has
given them during the three months of its establishment.
One Carload of Chairs from 65 to 75c
Eight-foot Extension Tables $ 7.75
$45.00 Dining Tables ... .��� $25
$55.00 Buffets  $30
$30.00 Buffets  $18.50
$35.00 Set Chairs  $22.50
Bedroom Furniture in Full Base Dressers . .$10.50
Full Quarter-sawn Dining Tables, Regular price
$35.00 for $20
When you meet Brother Archer, he'll show you some classy
fittings for the home that won't cost you much.
This sale will be in progress throughout the week. Dining-
room furniture that will delight the eye. Mr. Archer's sales are
very rare features.
I have found South Vancouver a better fellow to deal with
than any 1 have met in my twenty-five years in the furniture
June 1, 1912
South Vancouver
Fred Archer
Two New
Building Lots
Property in Collingwood is advancing rapidly.   Houses, Stores, and Schools are building in every direction, and the time to buy is NOW, at the easiest terms obtainable.
Look at the map and pick out your lot quickly, as we have only 16 lots left in the two subdivisions, and the terms are
Collingwood is only 20 minutes
on the car from the centre of
the City, and this property is
Water,  Electric   Light,    Telephone, Sidewalks and good roads.
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$50 Cash
$10 Monthly
Interest quarterly at 7 per cent.
Don't wait, or you will be too late.
We sold our last subdivision in TEN DAYS.
Bailey, Telford & Company Limited
Head Office :
Branch Office :
Collingwood East Station


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