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Vol. I, No. 12
Price 5 Cents
South Vancouver the Mecca of
Emigrants from the Old Country
Imperial Home Reunion Association Outlines Its Work���
Humanitarian, Imperialistic and Good Business Proposition
The Imperial Home Reunion Association was ably represented at a
meeting of the South Vancouver
Hoard of Trade on Monday evening
at the Municipal Hall by Messrs. J.
J. Banfield and W. A. lilair, president and secretary respectively of the
Reunion Association. Mr. R. C.
Hodgson presided, and there was a
good attendance, including Reeve
Kerr, Magistrate McArthur, Councillor Thomas, Messrs. W. J. Prowse,
K. Lamonde, C. Harrison, Grcenslade,
Feast, Kent, G. M. Murray, and
��� .I hers.
The Chairman opened the proceedings by stating that Mr. J. J. Ban-
tield and Mr. W. A. Blair were present
from the City as representing the
Home Reunion Association, and they
would explain its objects and the
work done. As a specimen of the
class of case assisted by the association, the Chairman read a report
from last Saturday's "Chinook" of a
fund started to help James Tomkin-
son, whose wife was killed by blasting in South Vancouver. That was
the kind of case the Home Reunion
would take up. The object of the
organisation was to help such people.
The Work Outlined
Mr. W. A. Blair, secretary of the
Vancouver Board of Trade, outlined
the history and purpose of the organization. Started by Mr. Morton
Griffiths some years ago, during a
visit to Winnipeg, the movement had
spread through the western provinces
to the coast. Mr. Morton Griffiths
suggested the provision of a fund for
bringing out these people, who would
pay back so much per month. The
branch in Vancouver was now bringing large numbers of settlers' families to live here, and especially to
South Vancouver. The association
was humanitarian and imperialistic,
while it also worked on a sound business proposition, because it brought
both money and labor to the country, instead of sending it to Britain.
The principle of the association was
'that an immigrant with a family in
the Old Country which he wished to
bring to Canada had only to pay
Twenty per  cent,   of   the   Passage
and the association did the rest.
They had to guarantee to pay a cer-
tain percentage of iheir passage
money to the secretary every month,
the size of the monthly instalments
depending largely on the man's wishes
ind position. The applicant was
charged seven per cent for the money
borrowed from the society, and in
order lo finance its undertakings the
-ociety secured the names of some
200 members of the Board of Trade
��� if Vancouver, who agreed to pay
any deficit not forthcoming from the
applicants, so long as that deficit did
'ot amount to more than $200.    On
this guarantee the society had last
year spent $10,000, borrowed from
tbe Canadian Bank of Commerce, and
$700 received from the monthly instalments of past applicants who had
already brought their families to
Vancouver. Eighty of these families,
consisting of about 250 adults and
children, had already settled in Vancouver, and seventeen of the families
were living in South Vancouver.
From   a   Humanitarian   Standpoint
Mr. Blair pointed out that it was
only just that a working-man should
be able to have his family with him,
and from a business standpoint they
might just as well bc spending in
South Vancouver and Vancouver the
$2'J or $50 they sent to Britain to
support   their   families  there.
Air. J. J. Banfield also addressed
the Board in a speech, not long, but
convincing. He said the committee
in Vancouver, which decided the
worthiness of applicants to receive
help, not being in very close contact
with South Vancouver, could not
know the reliability of South Vancouver applicants. He asked that a committee of about three members be
appointed by the Board to decide
such questions, which committee
could report to the Vancouver committee. The Board could also, if it
wished, appoint one of its members
to sit on the Vancouver committee.
He would wish that at least fifty
South Vancouverites could be secured to sign tlie guarantee bond, as
it was the desire of thc Vancouver
Association to double its loan from
the Bank of Commerce, and so double
the number of families brought to
Vancouver. He also pointed out that
where a man could not save sufficient to bring his family out he could
pay $15 or $20 a month to clear off
the loan. As the guarantees were increased, no thc work would be augmented.
Magistrate McArthur said he was
fully in accord with the objects of
the association, and if his name was
of any use on the guarantee he would
be glad to give it.
Mr, G. M. Murray moved that Mr.
McArthur be appointed to act on the
South Vancouver committee.
The Chairman said he thought
every man in the room would sign
lhe guarantee, and he felt sure others
from outside would sign.
Mr. McArthur: If wc live in thc
woods, we arc a progressive people.
Mr. W. A. Blair thanked thc meeting for the cordial reception given
to  the  deputation.
Mr. McArthur was appointed to
act on the Vancouver committee.
It  was  decided  to appoint   Messrs.
! R.  C.  Hodgson, J.  C.  McArthur and
' K.  Lamonde as a committee to deal
with the question of the formation of
a branch of the Home Reunion, and
to  secure  the  necessary guarantors.
Banquet to Public Works Minister
.Hon. /���'. II. Monk, Minister of Public Works, will be
banqueted by the South Vancouver Hoard of Trade mi the
occasion of his visit to lhe Coati at the end of the present
month. The Board, in deciding on the F.burne Hotel. Point
Grey, as the place of meeting, excused itself for not holding
the entertainment in South Vancouver on the grounds that
there was no suitable place to do so. Messrs. Prowse, Grcenslade and Feast were appointed a committee to make all
necessary arrangements for the banquet, to which the presidents of surrounding Boards of Trade and Reeves of contiguous municipalities will he invited. The dinner will
conclude an afternoon's visit tin the part of the Minister
and the executive of the Board of Trade to the Xorth .inn
of the Fraser. The date will be arranged to suit lion. Mr.
Monk's itinerary.
Councillor Thomas Explains His
Position at Special  Meeting
Resolution   Passed   re  the Anderson Case-
Report   of  City Clerk
-Special Financial
An interesting function took place
���it   Cedar   Cottage   Hall  on   Saturday
light, when Mr.  11. B. Howling, one
'f the members of Ward II Conservative   Club,   and   now     residing    in
v'anaimo, was presented with a
medal from the King of Italy for con-
-picuous bravery in life-saving and
ministering to the injured during the
1 irtliquake at Messina.
Rev. J. C. Madill presided, and the
presentation was made by Mr. H. H.
Stevens, M.P., who delivered an appropriate   address.      Speeches     were
ilso made by Mr. R. C. Hodgson,
Mr. Sumpter, Captain Ladds, and Mr.
J.  C. Wright.
Benefit Concert
Thc arrangements for the benefit
concert at thc Municipal Hall on
August 8 arc now completed by
Health Officer Pengelly. The concert is to be given by the 18th Field
\mbulancc Philharmonic Society in
aid of the fund which is being organized for the benefit of Mr. James
Tomkinson, whose wife was killed
by a blasting accident. Reeve Kerr
will preside. Tickets for the concert
can be obtained from the health office,
from any of thc ward foremen or
from the "Chinook" office, 30th
Avenue and Main Street.
Between twenty and thirty municipal employees were paid off on
Thursday morning. Some of the men
have been working in Ward V, where
thc expenditure is being cut down at
present, while others are leaving to
go to Vancouver Island for the railway construction work now in progress there.
Communications of news items
for insertion in "The Chinook"
will be welcomed, and readers are
asked to mail or telephone (Fairmont 1874) items to this office.
Personal items and notices of
meetings and gatherings will be
particularly welcomed.
It was with a great deal of satisfaction to the thousands of fans following Canada's national game at the
Coast when the announcement was
made that the difficulties between the
Vancouver and New Westminster
Clubs had been settled anil both
clubs will resume their battle for the
lacrosse supremacy of the world at
Recreation Tark on Saturday afternoon. Both clubs met the obstacles
in a fair and sportsmanlike manner,
and there was give and take on both
sides. After the respite from the
weekly lacrosse feasts the return to
a revised schedule will be made with
an added zest.
���   ��aas  ���	
Horse Shot by P. C. Lee
A collision between a B. C. Electric water car and a four-horse team,
belonging to Mr. A. Cole, of 640
Union Street, Vancouver, at 10.30 a.m.
on Wednesday morning at the corner of Knight Road and Clark Drive,
resulted in a bay marc getting her
legs broken in three or four places,
and Mr. Cole received a bad cut on
the back of his head. Another
horse, a roan, was also knocked down
but was able to get up and limp away.
At the request of thc owner, Mr.
Cole, Police Constable Lee shot the
bay mare to put the poor creature
out of misery. The water car was
full at the time of the accident, and
the motorman was unable to pull up
in time to avoid a collision.
A special meeting oi the Municipal
('eeiincil was lulil on Wednesday
afternoon, all the members being
Councillor Thomas, prior to the
commencement of the business for
which the meeting had been called,
���aid lie had been served with a writ
by a Superior Court, and he wished
tej make ati explanation. About May
1 lasl, Mr. McArthur, police magistrate, asked him if he would oblige
him by signing and ssuing warrants
during his absence, and lie would
come   tip   and   try   the   cases   himself.
IK-   (Councillor  Thomas)  contended
that apari from Mr. McArthur he
had a perfect right at any time to
issue a summons or warrant, or anything in connection therewith. He
told Mr. McArthur he would oblige
him, and no money was mentioned
between them either one way or the
other. He came to the Municipal
Hall every day, and Mr. McArthur
tried his own cases. When thc thing
was "ver Mr. McArthur said. "What
el" I owe you?" and he replied, "I
didn't do it for money." "You saved
me $511. and 1 feel like remunerating
you in some way." Councillor
Thomas then said, "Oh. give me $15
for the two weeks," and Mr. McArthur gave him a cheque for $20. which
! he cashed at the bank. He contended,
] however, that as a magistrate doing
magistrate's work. he was entitled to be paid for his services while
he held a commission as magistrate.
Mr. McArthur paid that money out
iei' hi- own pocket and private funds,
and he (Councillor Thomas) made
lie. contract whatever with the municipality, therefore he was perfectly
entitled to keep his seat cm the Council until he put his hand in the municipal treasury. If he thought he had
been guilty of any misconduct he
would not occupy that seat on the
Council another five minutes. He
noticed the city solicitor was present
and would advise thc Council on  the
matter, ami  would  ull    them    also
whether he was entitled to be paid for
anything he did.
Reeve   Kerr:     Possibly   it   is   not
necessary at tlii- time to hear a  soli
citor'l  advice      It   is   a   matter   which
I   think   is   up   io     yourself    as     to
whether vou -it on tin: Council.
Councillor Tin,mas : I don't want
io dee anything whatever that will
bring tin- Council  into disrepute
Mr. Bull, City se.li.itor. said it was
a question between Mr. Thomas and
the Council. The fact that lie sat on
thc Council would not affect the case
now pending.
Reeve Kerr : It seemi too bad that
the business of the municipality
should hi' interfered wilh in this way.
Councillor Thomas said they had
made a mistake in bringing this thing
up against him. and that it wa- the
��� first time he had ever had anything
of the kind happen. Xo man could
come forward and state that he had
been grafting, or anything of the
kind or charge him with not having
paid every cent he owed. If they
could do that, then he would retire
from the Council. It was up to them
to prove that he had geet money from
the municipality dishonestly. Thc
other business of the Council was
then proceeded  with.
The Anderson Case
The Council discussed the pros and
cons of the Anderson case privately,
and passed the following resolution:
"That a conference be held of the
municipalities interested in the recent decision of the Privy Council,
namely. South Vancouver. North
. Vancouver. West Vancouver, and
' Point Grey, to discuss ways and
means to safeguard the position of
these municipalities regarding lands
sold  for taxes."
The Council discussed for -"tne
time the special report of thc Clerk,
published in  full in  this issue.
A sketch of Mr. McArthur appears on Page Two
Around the Municipal Hall
Has it never struck some energetic
member of the municipal staff that
there is a good opportunity at the
present time to form a municipal club
to meet, say, once a week, when current events could be debated, and when
many a hidden talent could he brought
to light? Or musical evenings could
be arranged for during the winter.
"A whiles tlaffing makes life's journey pleasant."
Though the police did met catch
the hold-up men, they arc confident
they will yet be secured. Few
realize how hard our police worked
that day. It was only by a piece eef
luck that lhe men were able 1" escape.
Several times the police have been
called out by phone message from
people who have seen suspicious
characters   around
Reeve Kerr was called upon to defend the Council at the llceard of
Trade meeting on Monday evening.
The Chairman led off with a receem
mendation about the police force.
The   most   of   the   members   present
had various suggestions t'e make,
However, the Reeve thought fire protection was thc most pressing necessity.
*    *    *
At the Hoard of Trade meeting on
Monday evening President Hodgson
brought home to the members, while
addressing the deputation from Wesl
Collingwood, that there can be no
sectionalism in the Board. Tin- deputation saw thc force of the argument,
and acquiesced in it. However, ex-
Reeve Pound and some e>f thc members arc going out to visit th,' eli-
trict, and no doubt they will havi
something to say at the next meeting.
+    *    *
Magistrate McArthur has presented
to the Amateur 1.tier.esse League a
cup for competition, The cup is to be
named lhe Welwyn Cup. and is to become the property of the club winning it three times At present the
cup   is   on   exhibition   at    the   Cedar
Cottage   Realty    Company's    office,
Cedar Cottage. After the end of
next week il will he sh.ewn in the
window of the eeffice of Reeve Kerr,
17th  Avenue and  Main  Street.
New Routes Announced for
South Vancouver Street Cars
Reeve Kerr to Address Meeting
Reeve J. A. Kerr will deliver an
address for the Y. P. S. C. E. next
Monday evening, August 5, on the
subject of "Sane Temperance," at
8 o'clock, in Westminster Church,
corner 26th Avenue and Sophia St.
There will be a musical programme.
The public is invited to be present.
Starting on Monday next, it is officially announced that the Fraser
Avenue cars will be routed to the
corner of Granville and Robson
Streets via Richards Street. During
lhe paving of Hastings Street the cats
will go via Powell Street, but when
that work is complete they will foi-1
low Hastings Street from Westminster Avenue to Richards Street.
It is also announced  that the Victoria  Road-Westminster    Road    cars
will bc operated during the entire
time from the terminus on Victoria
Road to the corner of Powell Street
and Main Street. Up to the present
time the Westminster Road cars have
been operated between these terminal
points only at special  times.
The announcement will be received
with a good deal of satisfaction by
thc residents of South Vancouver
The  James  Tomkinson  Subscription
Subscriptions received to date t
South  Vancouver  Municipal  Council, $150.
Mr.   Thomas   Edwards,   614   Main
Street, $20.
Motorman Dies Suddenly
A motorman by the name of Kee-
gan dropped dead at his home on the
Westminster Road at Cedar Cottage
on Thursday night about 8 o'clock.
He had been ailing for some time, but
at the time of his death it was thought
that he had regained his health. He
had been in the employ of the B. C.
E. R. for many years. He leaves a
wife and large family.
Printers' Funfest
The sixth annual Funfest of thc
Vancouver Printers' Board of Trade
was held at Bowen Island on Saturday last. About 200 took in the picnic, which was a "funfest" in every
sense  of  the  word.
Burglary at Fifty-fifth Avenue
A burglary was reported to the
police on Thursday afternoon. Aj
private house had been entered at
Fifty-fifth and Aryglc, thc residence
of Mr. W. Owen, and seven dollars
stolen. The robbery took place while
the family wcre in the city, and it is
supposed the thief was surprised
while inside the house, as he left valuables untouched.   '
A    dog    belonging    to     Mrs.    A.
Christie,   of   Fiity-fourth   Avenue,   is
being taken care of by the police. Not
only  has  it  worried  chickens  in  the i
neighborhood,   but   on   Thursday   it I
inflicted   a   serious   wound   on   Mrs.!
Christie's child.   It is thought the dog
has rabies.
The Royal Victorian Order of j
Nurses have succeeded in establishing a local habitation and a home in
South Vancouver. Very suitable
premises have been secured at 47th
Avenue and Fraser, and it was here |
a number of ladies met on Tuesday
afternoon tee make the preliminary arrangement f'er the opening ceremony. This is a local charity, helping theesc who through misfortune <-r
il! health are placed in a position
where they cannot help themselves.
Add sickness t" poverty and the cup
��� ef bitterness is well nigh filled to
overflowing, and there ate hundreds
oi cases where these nurses bring
perhaps the only ray of sunshine and
gladness that has entered the homes]
tor months,
Lying on a bed of pain in the home
of a friend or a distant relative is a
lad without parents and without
funds His condition is such that an
annul.ml is required clay and night.
Hi.i who will tic the nurse' All in
that home may be willing. But nearly all in lhat home ol friends of mod
erate means have- to go iui t" wink.
and those who do not, have house
hold duties to perform; tiny musl
prepare meals for lhe bread-winners.
Who will be the nurse to watch this
little penniless patient that he may be
restored to health? And lee th..' siir
prise ot' the others, one replies :
"Ring up the Victorian Order of
Xursc-: they send out nurses free of
charge for those unable to pay." Of
all the many and deserving objects
of charity in a great and growing
city it is doubtful if there is one whose
weerk is so urgent, so self-sacrificing
and so far-reaching as lhat of nursing the sick poor, and this in many
cases without even the hope of reward. Such a work has been performed for many months by the Vancouver branch of the Victorian Order
of Nurses, which has now established
a branch in South Vancouver, The
opening ceremony will take place on
Thursday next, when a reception will
be given from 4 to 6 and from 7 to
9, to which  all arc invited.
The intricacies and consequences
of the decision of the Privy Council
regarding the famous Anderson case
will be threshed out at a meeting of
the Councils of all the municipalities
said to be involved in tax sales of a
similar nature. The South Vancouver Council passed a resolution at a
special meeting on Wednesday afternoon, writing the adjacent councils
to join in a conference. The meeting
will be held in the Municipal Hall on
a date to be arranged later. The
reason for thc decision of the highest
court in the Empire in the Anderson
case, which involves the ownership
of subdivided and improved land of
enormous value in the municipality,
was that the meetings of the Municipal Council as a court. of revision
were  not held within  the boundaries
of South Vancouver. A like decision for the same reason would make
illegal the sales, and possibly other
transactions mi both sides of Bur-
rard Inlet, for both South and
North Vancouver meetings were originally held in the City of Vancouver, West Vancouver and the City
of Vancouver arc involved, inasmuch
as thc secession of these district- 'lid
not take place till after the alleged
illegal procedure of the councils. For
lhe -.line reason Point Grey must
take the consequence "f the actions
of a former South Vancouver Council.
When Mr. J, Ii. Springford. Municipal Clerk, submitted his financial
statement to the Council last Thursdaj week. and published in
another column of this issue, it was
found that Councillor Campbell had
exceeded his appropriation for roads
in Ward V. and in e.rdcr to continue
road work there he would havi t"
borrow money from the representatives of the ..tiler wards till the Council could secure the remainder of its
road money from the fiscal agents,
Messrs Wood, Grund) and Company,
1 hie million el' 'Hat- !',.- bl en paid (���>
tlie Council ami :?4'>?.niiii remains to
be paid. Mr. Springford expressed
the hope thai this amount would be
forthcoming at least within a month,
and ii wa- decided that Councillor
Campbell ihould receive $5.ihiii of
Ward l\"s unexpended appropriation to get along with until the rest
of thc bonds were sold. If $5,000
did not prove to bc sufficient, another
similar sum will be borrowed from
Councillor Thomas of Ward 111, and
if still more were 'needed, Councillor
Robinson will loan another $5,000.
Councillor Campbell promised to cut
the remainder of his ward expenditure
in half, so that he could repay the
representatives of the other wards.
A similar procedure will be followed
to help Councillor Elliott go ahead
on sidewalk work in Ward II. although he has no money of his own
to do so.
The building permits issued from
the office of the Building Inspector
during the week which ended on Wednesday numbered 55, calling for
buildings of a total value of $42,120.
Among the permits is one for a two-
storey bungalow designed by Mr. J.
W. Bowman for Mrs. Fiffin, of South
Vancouver, to be erected on Hance
Road, at an estimated cost of $4070.
Another two-storey bungalow, to-
cost $3200, is to be built for Mr. X.
Subscribers to "The Chinook"
who fail to receive their paper
regularly will confer a favor if they
will immediately notify this office
either by mail or telephone
(Fairmont 1874), so that any errors in delivery may be immediately rectified. TWO
The Summer Season of Racing is now under way
Special trains leave over B. C. Electric double-
track system Irnm Granville Station at 12.30, 1
o'clock, 1.30 and 2 o'clock.
Seven Running Races Daily
Over 400 of the best horses ever brought to
British Columbia to be seen under silk.
Admisson including Round Trip Tram Tickets $1.25
The subject of the Ren Picture in
this issue (Magistrate MeArlhur) has
been preeminently in the limelight of
public affairs for a considerable time,
and his figure is perhaps one of the
best-known in the municipality, lie
was biern in County Peel on January
25, 1852���the same noted day as
Robbie  Hums.
There   was   a   lad   was  born   ill   Kyle,
In watna day or watna style;
I   think  it   hardly  worth  my  while
J'., be si nice wi   Robbie.
I',..in of Scottish parents, both of
whom had migrated from lhe island| difficult
of [slay when they were young, Mr.
MeArlhur has retained many of the
characteristics of that rugged race
from which he sprang, and nothing is
he more proud 'if than his Scottish
descent. Like Harry Lauder, he
sings, "I am prood that 1 am Scotchman born."
Cedar Cottage Pioneer Agents
Wilson Rd.���$500 cash.
Wilson Rd.���Near rear Tecumseh School, $450.
Knight  Rd.���$750.
4-room Bungalow : $1,600.
Nanaimo St.���Next block to Bodwell, $750.
Goddard & Son Ltd.
'Auction Mart," 123 Pender West
and Cedar Cottage
Deposit $500 and move today to thc new cosy and attractive
5-room Bungalow at 52nd and Eraser Avenues. Large and
airy rooms, Entrance Hall, Living Room with Portal Wall
Bed, Built-in Buffet, Built-in Bookcase, Tile Fireplace and
Glased Brick Mantel; two bedrooms. Panelled walls and
beamed ceilings. $3,800, and wc give you four years to pay.
Phone us for an appointment and look this over.
Bungalow Finance & Building Co. Ltd.
Phones : Seymour 3204-5-6 Pacific Bldg. 416 Howe St.
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
Phone: Fairmont 218
4215 Main Street, City Heights, South Vancouver, B.C.
$1���"Cut it Out"���$1
This advertisement! if presented with an order to tunc or repair
vour piano or organ, will be valued as
on a liming, or ten per cent, on repairs.
This offer ia good only on orders received during August, 1012,
and only one coupon will be accepted on each order. Satisfaction
Please tune or repair my piano, as per above advertisement,
Street address  	
P. O. address 	
Regular Price of Tuning, $3.(10.    Special, $2.01) and coupon
Earnest D. L.  Maxwell
Expert Piano Tuner
164 Broadway W. Phone :  Fairmont 1125
Chinese and Japanese Specials
We have reduced the price of our entire stock of SILKS, DRY
GOODS, DISHES, NOVELTIES, etc., for a limited time.
Here is an opportunity for every purchaser to buy right and
save money.
JAPANESE DISHES  (different kinds) : $2.50, $3.00, $3.50,
and $4.00 a set.
reduced prices.
See our Japanese and Chinese Novelties
TEIN WA SING (Next to Furniture store^
MAIN ST., Cor. 19th AVE. Phone : Fairmont 2070
lie was educated at the school in
Stayncr, County 1'eel, but at the age
of 14 years his education ceased���so
far as schooling was concerned. At
this early age it fell to Ilis lot to sup-
porl a large family of brothers and
sislers, he being the oldest. Leaving
school, he commenced an apprenticeship as plasterer and lather. As soon
as his apprenticeship was finished, he
entered into a partnership with a
younger brother. The senior partner
(J.   C.)   at   this   time   had   attained
the mature age of 19! The partner-1 appointment as magistrate, when he
ship continued for fully 20 years, but | considered it was injudicious for him
lhe cost of educating the family to iu)ij office.. from his first taking
proved a heavy burden on the young |;lI1 interest in civic life he was strong
firm.     However,   with   the   buoyancy hy  urged  to become  a  candidate  foi
the  Reeveship against thc maladmin
predicament at this time was serious
rie had expected lo find work boom
ing; instead he found the boom winch
New Westminster had experienced
had spent itself like the one in Winnipeg in 1882, but on a smaller scale.
Men who were reputed to be worth
thousands found themselves unable
;.e raise a dollar.
At this lime he had no interest in
civic affairs, but iieok an interest in
ihe Dominion and Provincial elections, being president lor several
years of ihe Conservative Association of Westminster. Work being
to obtain (mechanics were
willing lee lake any kind of labor that
was .ilfe red), J. C. applied for and
obtained  employment   wilh  the   II.   C.
E, W. Company. He remained with
them for fully ten years, and only
left  on account  of  his  health.
He is well known to the older officials and men on the line, and nothing gives him greater delight than to
have a talk with the old boys of lhe
days that are gone. Both Mr. Sperling and Mr. Clover know him well,
and hold him in high respect.
*    ��    ���
About four years ago he left New
Westminster and came to reside in
South Vancouver. Taking an active
interest in civic matters, he resusci
taled the defunct Ratepayers' As-
���ociation. He was elected president
of the Central Association, as well as
of Ward  II.    These  lie  held  till  his
and   optimism   of   youth   the   future
seemed  bright.
Afler a time the whole family removed to Chesley, County Bruce,
where for five years they carried on
a general contracting business, it
was during this period that J. C. married a  Collingwood girl.
Like a large number of others, he
had a severe attack of the "Westward Ho!" fever. In the spring of
1882 the two brothers set out for the
North-west When they arrived at
Emerson they met a man who had
been a strong competitor of theirs at
Collingwood. He informed them
that, having just purchased a large
contracting business, lie would take
the two brothers into partnership, if
they desired it. Thereupon the firm
was formed into a building and construction company, which proved
fairly successful while the partnership continued.
*    *    *
falling victims to the land fever,
the younger brothers moved west, J.
C. following a few months later,
Again going into partnership, it was
not long before they had a good
business established in Brandon,
Rapid City, and other towns. It was
at this time that the younger brother
located on his ill-fated farm at Welwyn. Here he erected a stopping-
house, and the business increased so
rapidly that he found it difficult to
cope with it. Mr. McArthur was unfortunate in his choice of the ground
he homesteaded, and the younger
brother offered to let J. C. have the
use of his house and farm. This he
gladly accepted, as he was "tip
against it" at this period. He ran
the house for three years, and during
the time he had a po3t office established.
The brothers built several churches
and other important buildings around
the locality. The' younger brother
at this time was full of ambition to
have a townsite built on his 480
acres, there having been several surveys made on it by the C. P. R. Company for a branch line. He did not
live to sec the consummation of his
ambition, and shortly after his untimely death the town of Welwyn
was located on the adjoining section,
on the opposite side of the creek.
The young man having married, J. C.
gave up thc stopping-house to him
and removed to another home four
miles nearer the main line of the
C.  P.  R.
In the year 1,885 an early frost
killed the whole of the grain crop,
the farmers receiving only 30 cents
per hundred. Many of the farmers
were almost ruined, and once again
Mr McArthur had to become a con-
��    *    *
lie was elected a Councillor in the
lirst Council Moosornin had. This
position he held till he left lo come
to British Columbia. During this
time he organized the School Board
district, was instrumental in getting
the post office instituted, also organising the lire and bucket brigade.
Many, both in Vancouver and South
Vancouver, who were then residents
in Moosoinin, will remember the big
fire that burned down one side of
Main Street. J. C. was at this time
captain of thc fire brigade. He has
in his possession as valuable souvenirs of that occasion letters received from many prominent citizens
thanking him for saving their property on that occasion. He was offered the mayoralty of the town if he
would remain, but again the fever
had hold of him���it was British Columbia or "bust," so the spring of
1891 found him making preparations
to hie farther westward.
On the eve of his departure he was
entertained at a banquet and presented with a gold watch. Fortune had
not yet smiled too kindly on him, and
once more she was about to deal
harshly with him. His 320 acres in
thc North-west were sold for taxes.
When he left Moosornin trade was at
a very low ebb. Those who had
money would not part with it on any
account, so his home and orchard
of an acre were sold for the nominal
sum of $500 His other property he
forfeited on the mortgages and taxes,
so that on migrating to New Westminster he was starting life anew.
*    ��    e��
On reaching New Westminster he
realized for the first time in his life
what it was to be "up against it."
With a large family in a strange
place  and  his   money  all   gone,  his
istration which was then supposed t
exist. He refused to allow himself
to bc nominated; but gathering together an enthusiastic committee of
reformers, they swept from power
the party that had dominated them
so long. They claim to bc thc powers
which led to the election of Reeve
Pound, who, with his Council, remained in power three years. He
claims that this Council did good work,
going into power when the population was only 5,000, and leaving it
three years later with nearly 30,000.
He has always been a keen society
man. He joined the I. O. F., Collingwood Lodge 54, in February, 1874.
and is still a member in good standing. He was also a Charter member
of the Chesley Lodge 221, and Moosornin Lodge 2 ,in North-west Territory.
The members of this lodge gave him
a banquet on leaving, and accompanied him to the C. P. R. station on
his departure. On arriving at New
Westminster he joined the Royal
City Lodge 13, which afterwards
amalgamated with Lodge 3, of which
he is still a member in good standing.
He is a frequent visitor to Little
Mountain Lodge in South Vancouver,
and is also a member of Rebecca
Lodge, South Vancouver. He has
been president of Ward II Conservative Association for thc past four
years. He organized and was first
president of the Richmond Conservative Central Association. He is
also president of the newly formed
Lacrosse Amateur Association in
South   Vancouver.
Saturday. July 27
One is surprised that wilh all Ihe
publicity given to infringement of
bylaws, there should be many
offenders in this respect. The worst
offenders are city people. Mr. Morris, lhe wiring inspector, who is long-
suffering, has his patience tried beyond the breaking point. On Saturday he had Messre. Allrce and
Churchill up to answer why they had
put fixtures in a house wiiheeiit a per-
inil. They were allowed to go. but
on their exit they were $7 poorer
than   when   they   entered   the   c.uirt
Chickens up a Tree
Once' more King Ling was back to
answer why his chickens strolled
around, lie said he forgot to shut
the door. His preoccupation cost
him $7.50 with a gentle reminder
from Magistrate McArthur that he
would double lhe fine next lime Ling
came back.
Sidewalk  Rides
E. Scott and I-'.. Davics were both
caught having a quiet spin on iheir
wheels em the sidewalk. They never
dreamt that the quiet-looking fellow
walking along was Tom Winters.
Their contribution was $3.50 each.
Disgusting Practice
If we only saw our food cooked
wc would never eat il. How many
would enjejy the nice fresh vegetables
John Chinaman brings to lhe back
door if they only knew how John
had dressed them up before he
brought  them.
A lurid light was thrown on John's
ways on Saturday morning when
Health Inspector Pengelly had Wong,
a Chinaman, up before Magistrate
McArthur for having an accumulation of filthy water and sewage on his
grounds which was a nuisance and
a danger to the public health. In the
course of the evidence the inspector
stated that the Chinaman washed
the vegetables in this disgusting
mess previous lo taking them to market.
"Not only is there crude sewage
there, but 1 have taken out dead cats;i
all the overflow sewage from the
premises around is caught and dammed up on this man's premises. Do
you wonder that there is trouble
in the municipality?" exclaimed
Inspector Pengelly. Wong, who
had brought an interpreter with him,
stated that he had only taken over
thc gardens about two months ago,
and that he had only followed out thei this week
practice of his  predecessor.    As  soon ! *    *    *
as he found out it was wrong he had j     ,,,,     ...     , ...     ,,.    , ,  f
,,   ,        .. Ihe  Woodmen  ol   thc  World  from
lhe  Vancouver and South  Vancouver
thc property of Adam Hicks. There
were eight rugs found in his shack.
These were supposed to have been
stolen from automobiles at thc Gladstone Inn. Though the reputed owners of some of the rugs had been acquainted of their recovery they failed
to come forward to prosecute. On
the case being called, Constable Tom
Winter, who had spent a great deal
of time ecu the rase, was so disgusted
that he asked for an adjournment.
So much was he annoyed that he offered to pay the costs of a lawyer to
prosecute, rather than let the case
fall through Winters, who is one of
the oldest and most astute men on
(lie force, when he saw his man W&e
about lo escape, got separate charges
made eelil against the accused. Mr
Mailland, who is the mosl popular
lawyer thai does business at th.
South Vancouver Court, saw whal
Winter's move was, and advised his
clienl I" plead guilty. So the- plea of
not guilty was withdrawn. Then foi
lowed one of lhe most earnest appeals
for mercy that has yet been heard
in the Court. Mr. Maitland told of
lhe man's wife and young child on
their way from the Old Country, how
the man had served in thc army, then
how he had given way to temptation.
Magistrate McArthur went fully into
the whole matter, and in summing
up said he would make a conviction,
but that he would allow the prisoner
out on suspended sentence, at the
same time warning him if he cam-
back he would be sent up for a lo:
Piper Ward supplied pipe music at
Mr.   Harrison's  garden  parly,  Fraser
Street, on Wednesday.
��    ��    ���
Mr. G. Johnson will soon start the
erection of a new store at the corner
of 52nd Street and  Victoria Road.
* +    *
Good progress is being made on
the new building being erected by thc
II. C. Telephone Company at East
* *    *
A new building which will have
several stores is being erected at the
corner of Vanness Avenue and Joyce
Street,  Collingwood.
*    *    *
The large relief pump for the waterworks, ordered at last Council meeting, arrived at the Vancouver wharf
on   Saturday,   and   is   being   installed
Stopped.      Under   the   circumstances
he was fined only $5 and costs.
Terminating a Partnership
There are various modes of terminating a partnership. The dissolution may be arrived at very amicably
and both sides be thoroughly satis-
lied. However, sometimes the law
has to be called in to decide the
"modus   operandi"   of  dissolution.
R. Sharp and James Munroe jointly
rented a shack, and each had paid his
share. Sharp ordered Munroe to
clear out, and not being sharp enough
about il, Munroe got a few knocks
and kicks to assist  him in the disso-
camps on Sunday unveiled two monuments ill Mountain View Cemetery,
and also decorated the graves of the
Owing to the Cedar Cottage
grounds not being in fit condition,
the cricket match scheduled for this
(Saturday) afternoon, between the
Vancouver Second Eleven and thc
Cottagers, has been postponed tinlil
Saturday, August 24.
��    ��    ��
On   Tuesday
He received his appointment as
J. P. When he was postmaster at Welwyn. While there he used to assist
Inspector Constantine in his work in
the North-west Territory. Also,
while in the Council at Moosornin, he
did the magisterial work. On coming to British Columbia, his friends
who knew of his appointment in the
Fast had it conferred upon him here.
Along with Mr. Ferris, J.P., he did
the work for a year previous to his
appointment as magistrate a year ago
last September, He has been a licensing commissioner for four years.
All along he has refused to come
forward to fill any public position,
but last year, at a ratepayers' meeting,
he consented, in the event of Mr.
Stevens not again standing for the
School Board, to take his place. Mr.
Stevens did not stand, so Mr. Mc-j
Arthur had to go to lhe poll, lie
was returned by lhe largest majority .
that has ever been given for any individual candidate, being at the head j
of the poll by a very large majority. !
*    *    ���
Like  all  descendants of these   wild j
Highland  clans,   he  is  a  strong   Imperialist.     The   lighting     instinct    is
strong within him.    Prom generation
to generation it has been transmitted
���lhe hand gives a quicker and surer |
reply than the tongue.    Outside private bouts, which he figured in in  his
mora youthful days, little opportunity ,
has  come  to  him  to  show  the  stuff!
he  is  made  of.     It  was   left   to   his j
boys to take up the call.    When the
call to arms came, right and blithely,
they   responded   to  it.     His   son,  as
one  of  the  volunteers  from  Canada, |
fought  through   thc    South    African [
war, while his youngest boy is serving   on   board   the   H.M.S.   Rainbow, j
His  son  George, who served  a year
in   Work   Point   Barracks,   Victoria,'
when  he was only 18 years old, volunteered for  South  Africa.    He was
invalided  home,  receiving the medal. \
On  his return  from  South Africa he j
received a position with the B. C. E.
Railway,  which  he  still   holds.
lution   of   thc   partnership.     At   this  found a calf 1
point the police and Magistrate McArthur were called in to take a band
in the deal. Their fee was twenty
dollars, and Munroe failing to raise
it he has to remain as a guest with
Chief Jackson  for 30 days.
Quite an epidemic of biting dogs
seems to have sprung up. Two of
them wcre ordered to be shot.
Mrs. Hodgins summoned Mrs.
Morris for assaulting her little girl
of 10. Mrs. Morris alleged the girl
struck her little boy or four years.
After a good deal of evidence had
been given on each side, the Magistrate bound both the ladies over to
keep the peace. Both looked upon
this as a victory for themselves and
left happy and contented.
I'irniiig   the   police
on lhe car track on
Fraser Avenue with one leg broken.
A cow, the mother of the calf, was
standing near by. The calf had evidently been struck by a passing car,
and was in such a condition that it
had to bc destroyed. The cow was
taken to the Municipal pound.
*    *    ��
Councillor G. W. Thomas, while
i working in his garden on Tuesday,
suddenly raised his head and was
struck just below the right eye by the
heel of an old boot which one of the
boys was playing with and throwing
about. The boot cut into the llesh
above tile cleek bone, and also
caused a black eye.
(Tuesday,  July  30)
T.   Williainson    was   charged   with
having in his possession a stolen rug,
The beret shape in dull finish white
satin and with any trimming save a
band of the white satin is a little hat
which is being much favored by tin
Parisienne. It is worn swathed in a
rt liio   face veil.
Reopening of the Avenue Theatre
After remodelling the Avenue
Theatre, which will make it one of
thc most commodious play-houses in
Vancouver, the Del S. Lawrence
Stock Company will reopen for the
fall and winter season in that theatre
on Monday, August 12. The changes
include the enlarging of the stage,
while thc seats have been rearranged
in such a manner that an easy and
full view of the stage may be had
from any part of the house. The
changes also embrace doubling of the
capacity of the lobby, while a marble
stairway, six feet wide, now leads
from the front of the house to the
balcony. The ladies' retiring room
has also been increased in size, while
a smoking room for gentlemen has
been provided in the basement.
Romantic  Irish actor who  will  take ���he title role in that great play "Tom
Moore," at the Empress next week
������MB SATURDAY,  AUGUST 3,   1912
VV.  A.   BELL
301 50th Avenue East
South Hill P. 0.
Estimates Given
South Vancouver
Cor. Ross and Bodwell Rd.
Res. Phone. Fraser 116
Northwestern League
Vancouver v. Victoria
Weekday  games  4   o'clock
Saturday   afternoons,    3   o'clock
Vancouver vt. New Westminster--1912
August 3, August 17, August 24, and
September  14.
Season tickets for abo* 6 games, entitling
holders to the same seats for every game, are
on sale at Harry Godfrey's Sporting Goods
Store,  132  Hastings  Street West.
Grant Phipps
(Successor to M. Jenkins)
hstimates given      JOYCE STREET
For Quality and Purity come to the
Corner 24th and Main
Z. Aheroni, Prop.
THE USE OF WATER for lawns, gardens,
streets and sidewalk sprinkling la strictly prohibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having tne water turned
of! and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
Waterworks Superintendent
The Government Auditing Commissioner of
tlie above-named Municipality will have his
ofTice open from 10 to 11 in the forenoon of
each day (except days on which the Public
Inquiry is being held) for the purpose of
passing- accounts; and any Ratepayer or
Owner of real property may be present and
may make any objection to such accounts a*
are before the Auditor.
C M. C.
PAT  BURNS, Cattle King
Knows a Good Steer and an Honest  Man when  He sees one
The East is not the only place that
millionaire* come from. Out West
they have them te>o, ami it does
neet lake leeiig for the West te, sprout
them eilhcr. As a matter of f;nt
when a man ceeminences to ama*s
wealth ill Ihe prairie provinces he
deies it like all his daily chores���in
a hurry.
Pat Burns, of Calgary, is orje �����f
these. It is less than fifteen years
since Pat acquired his lirst large
stake. Today he is a millionaire
many limes over, thc biggest man,
heart, soul and hank account between
Winnipeg and the Coast. Money
makes sordid discussion as a rule,
but let's, just for fun, see how he got
Eirst of all, who is Pat Rums?
You don't know Pat in the East, not
at least as he should bc known and
as the West knows him, for Pat is
a typical westerner and shy on publicity. Pat Hums is the cattle king,
not barem nor lord, but king. For he
is thc last of them, and stands alone.
He owns more cattle than you can
count, more grazing land than your
eye can see across. While others
like thc Cochrane, the Circle, the
Waldron and the Hull ranches have
been forced to the mountains and
post belt by the strings of barbed
wire and the homesteaders' invasions,
Pat has hung on. He's hanging on
still, and he's so firmly entrenched
now that he's good for another hundred years at least. Although Mr.
Hums is typically a westerner, he has
not always lived on the prairie. He
hails originally from the district
where millionaires are made, namely
Kirkfield, Ontario. Sir Donald
Mann and James Ross come from
there. Sir William Mackenzie was a
school chum. In his own weirds,
when asked if he knew the president
of the Canadian Northern : "Know
him? Yes, sir, I know him. We
'rastled in our night shirts."
That was during the schoolboy
days. They were short days for
Burns, because his father was a farmer, and needed the lad to help him.
Health Department
���or the collection of garbage can now be purchased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue, as provided by the bylaw.
Box 1224, South Vancouver.
FOR RENT���Three rooms, same
floor, unfurnished, close to carline;
���nit grown-ups, housekeeping; $15.
Apply "Greater Vancouver Chinook"
a short telegram, shall be prepaid
Pat Hums runs no bills.
Hut ask Pat himself feir the secrel
of his success. "Oh, I know a good
steer and an honest man when i see
one, 1 suppose," he will say l.te.ni
cally. Then, if you can gel a liitle
eleeser   le, his big  heart, anil il   is neet
hard i" get cloie t<, thii great, noble
1 Irishman,   he   will   answer :   "Thrift."
'Thai's tin- iecrel oi it lie- hai laved
his money.
Out at the Hums stockyards in the
luburbi of Calgary, lome time ago, a
band   of   scrawny,   battered,   bruised
m'iihI lame cattle were being unloaded
from a Canadian Pacific car and
driven limping into a large pen. Il
was shortly after the bitter weather
the West experienced at the end of
January and beginning e,f February.
The cattle were a bunch of "drifters."
That is tee say they had been caught
in   a   storm,   had   stampeded,   broken
���away from the main herd and the
range   riders  and   drifted   before   the
��� wind,  numbed  and  demoralized.    A
large coulee stopped them. Some of
them fell ener the steep bank and
were killed. Others sten.d half con-
scieies at thc brink anil froze. Some
two hundred found a way to the bottom and- shelter. It is a strange
trait of a steer's nature that, after he
has "drifted," lie heses all the sense
of responsibility he ever had and
neglects to feed. A passing Indian
recognized the "X.II." brand, whipped up  his cayuse, and  sent word  to
I the main camp of the Hums outfit.
Now cowpttuchers as a rule are inclined to let "drifters" look after
themselves, for once they have finish
ed drifting there is not much worth
looking after. Pat Hums is different.
As soon as he heard of it he ordered
out his riders, had the bunch rounded
up near the railway, and brought
them back to life for the rest of the
winter   and     they     made     just     as
j good beef in the spring, if not better, than the herds that had wintered
on the prairie. It's just a little thrift.
Although Mr. Burns docs not pose
as being either a student or a critic
of the classics, he has a great admira-
has or-   child, a son about five years'
old, who naturally will be one of the |
richest   kids   in   Canada.     The   vast '
lie-nl-, the grazing lands, thc packing
plants at Calgary and Vancouver, the
twenty-six   ite.res   in   the   mountains,
the  large- blocks e,f real  estate, and
above all a  fair name and a fat bank
account  will be his
l'.ii does not dabble in politics. He
is vice-preiident of the Liberal Al
lociation e,f Calgary to be' sure, but
lie' 1:,(- hi- mind on hi- business most
of the time-, and has little thought
l'e,r anything else. In fact he bai BO
hobbies, ine recreations **utsi*l,- oi ln>
office and home The night before
Christmas,   last   year,   he   drew   6ve
hundred dollars in bills from the
cashier.   Before he had left the gate
eif his own M'ick-yards he hael given
away half of it, and he was geeing
int<> town for the express purpose '>f
Spending it OH one particular object j
Mr. Hums is a man whose policy
is tu act for the good of 'he country
as a whole, rather than for thc benefit of his business alone. He has always believed that in thus looking at
things,   hii   business   will   eventually
prosper all the more. In this he has
been right, lie supports thc country In the past he tried to encourage the new settlers to conserve their
cattle, besides tilling the soil. A bad
year for crops will come, he says,
and the little bunch of cattle will bc
a mighty nice thing to fall back upon,
h'eir this and for many other
things the West loves Pat. And Pat j
lovei lhe West, and the people in it,!
and if you don't believe it just go
there Mid get a grip from that sturdy
right hand of his and look in his
face. YoU will see honesty of purpose, wise and generous living, purity
of thiiught and life writ there in large '
letters���Hy Forbes Sutherland, in
"Toronto Saturday  Night."
Fashions in Tombstones
"There are fashions in tombstones,
just the same as in hats and clothes,"
said a monument worker, "and even
if they don't change quite as often
we have to keep up with them. A
few years ago broken columns wcre
all the gee, and we had our hands full
executing such orders. Then came
thc St. Andrew's Cross. It's shaped
like an X and most of our orders ran I
to that sort of cross.
"Now  the Celtic cross is in vogue,
and  it  is  quite   the   proper  thing  to
A General View of the Vancouver Exhibition  Grounds
At the age of eleven he had made his
first business transaction. It was a
cattle trade for his father, and he
made a profit.
With the opening up of the West
Burns trekked to Manitoba, where
he homesteaded. Strangely enough
William Mackenzie came along shortly afterwards surveying the Canadian
Northern line. What did he do but
drive a stake in thc corner of Pat's
quarter section and call it a Station,
I'at sold out and went to Brandem.
Here he commenced in earnest the
vocation he had pro/ed so handy at
as a  lad���cattle  trading.
Hut lhe real West called and kept
calling. He sa�� the country and its
possibilities coming, and in 1(W)
moved to Calgary. The Knotcnays
were just beginning to open up then,
settlers  and  miners  were  pouring in,
and beef was scarce.    He embraced
Ihe opportunity anil sent in a small
bunch of cattle by the Arrow Lakes.
It was thc foundation <>f a trade which
today supports seventy-six distributing houses and retail stores throughout  Alberta and   British   Columbia.
Those were the days when Southern Alberta, from the Kcd Deer river
to thc Montana border, was essentially a cattle-raising country. There
wcre no settlers and no fences, and
the cattle roamed at their own sweet
will over hundreds and hundreds of
square miles. Spring and fall roundups were held at which the various
bunches belonging to the different
ranches were separated, and the new
stock branded with the owner's registered brand. Pat rode thc ranges
with his punchers and herders. He
was a thick-set, stocky, broad-shouldered young man and a mighty hard
rider. You can hear the story around
Calgary yet of how Pat's horse stepped in a gopher hole, loping across
the prairie, and threw him. Both
wrists were broken and he was lone.
Despite the anguish and terrible pain,
he caught his pony, mounted, and rode
eighteen miles to a doctor.
Some ascribe Mr. Burns' success to
the fact that he is a keen judge of
steers and of men. Others say it is
his absolute honesty and fair dealing.
His word is his bond. Even today,
with millions at his back, he pays
spot cash. He has almost been known
to refuse a meal which has been ordered from thc butcher or the grocer
and not paid for. It is an iron-bound
rule in his office that everything, even
tion for any man possessed of education.    "An education  is an easy load
. tor any man to carry," is the way he
I himself puts it.    Some people in  the
East may remember a banquet which
i was  given  in  Toronto a   year  or  so
ago   by   the   Western   undergraduates
j of   Toronto     University.       President
j Falconer   presided,   and   Mr.   Burns,
who   ni   visiting   in   the   East,   was
limited  as  a  guest  of  he,nor.     After
the president and several others  had
spoken,   Mr.   Burns   was   called   upon,
lie' rose and hesitated   Then he said,
j"Youse   boys   don't   know   whal   yer
I got   here"     He   meant      education���
Something they hael which it was too
late for him to get.    The tears si 1
in his eyes as he said it. Mr. Burns is
illiterate and he makes no hones
about il Still his signature, scrawled
in a heavy hand at the bottom of a
'cheque, stands for more in the financial and hanking world than all the
educationists in the country rolled
1 into one. He misses thc advantages
an early training might have brought,
i of course, but his business acumen is
I in no way impaired.    In fact what he
; has  lost   in   "book  learning"   he   has
made up for with a naturally keen intellect and a finely balanced judgment,
There   was   one   trip     which     Tat
| Burns  took  over  into  the  mountains
I of  British  Columbia  which  will ever
j he  memorable  to  him.     It  was  cus-
1 tomary for him to go over loaded and
i come   back   empty,  as  thc  freighters
1 say.    This  time  he was loaded  both
I ways.     He   brought   steers   for   beef
for   the   miners   and   carried   back   a
[bride   for   himself.     She    was     Miss
l Eileen   Ellis,  of  Penticton,  B.C.,  the
daughter of an old timer, one of thc
first English settlers to take up land
in the valleys of the mountains. Mrs.
Bums was educated in England, and
trained to be a nurse, and is one of
the   most   graciously   hospitable   women one  could meet anywhere.    Pat
hasn't   got   through   yet     wondering
how he caught her.    When vice-royalty, titled gentry or  famous men of
eilhcr party stop off at Calgary it is
Mrs.   Burns   who   does   the   honors.
Other citizens and citizenesses of the
cow town step aside naturally.   With
her large touring car, beautiful home,
horses and servants she is quite equal
o   the  occasion.     Pat  admires   from
a distance, and his smile shows contentment.       Unlike     many     wealthy
people   wc  often   hear     about.     Mr.
Burns'  home  life  is  a  paradise.    He
have put on your monument, They
eiffer a considerable field for decoration and traceries, but 1 suppose they
will have their run and something
new will come in. An experienced
tombstone maker can tell approximately when a monument was put
up without looking at the date on
il, if he has kept up with the fashions."
A Use for Old Pianos
A  Labrador tribe, it is said,  made
the  barrels  stolen  from a   wrecked
whaler   serve-   a--   chiiuney-tops;   the
Wesl  Indians utilised Timothy Hex
tcr's warming pans for sugar ladles,
and lhe Sham find no worse use ior
English beer hot ties than In sink
them up as household g'��ls te. I.e.].
away   evil   spirits      lint   the   drollesl
Instance 'ii converted usage occurred
when   that   adventurous   Frenchman,
De Tonnant, while in Patagonia, K.ive'
an old chief a worn Out grand piano
which he had bought for eighty
A few days after making this generous present, De Tonnant went one
morning to pay an early visit to the
Patagonian. He found him sleeping
peacefully with his wife inside thc
piano, from which he had carefully
removed sounding board, strings, etc.,
and which thus transformed constituted a not uncomfortable bedstead.
Mayor of Bristol Coming to
The delegation who are coming to
Canada to attend the Cabot anniversary at Halifax, August 14 and 15,
were due to arrive in Montreal on
Thursday evening on the Canadian
Northern steamer Royal Edward.
They consist of the lord mayor of
Bristol, with the lady mayoress and
Miss Wi lis; Mr. and Mrs. G. Paliser
Martin, and Mr. Henry Biseley. Mr.
Biseley has taken great interest in
promoting trade between Canada and
the port of Bristol, and was a member of the Bristol delegation which
toured  Canada  two  years.
Sir William Mackenzie is also on
thc Royal Edward.
"Jones : "Why don't you consult
a doctor about your insomnia?" Smith:
"What! and run up more bills? Why,
it's because of what I owe him now
that I can't sleep."
The Industrial Trust Company
Phone :   Seymour 3187
We have opened a department for South Vancouver and District.
Send or call with your Listings���Acreage, Lots,
Agreements of Sale purchased. Mortgage Loans
arranged.    Rents collected.
A. Meston
Cor. John awl 30th Avenue
.Manager South Vancouver Department.
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This is *hc season of the year when every precaution should be taken to preserve health and conserve energy.
Protect vour doors and windows by adding
minimize labor and exertion by using ELECTRIC
Our lines of Screen Doors and Windows, Electric
Irons, Electric Stoves, Coal Oil Stoves and Refrigerators are unsurpassed, at prices that are right.
G. ��. McBride & Co.
Corner Sixteenth Avenue and Main Street
Phone : Fairmont 899
Corner 49th Ave. and Fraser Street
909   Dominion   Trust   Building,   Vancouver,   B. C.
Telephones I     Office 8497.    Works 6203.      Works  9328.     Works  9179
Hughes Bros'   Big Liquor Store
Phone ; Seymour 330
We  carry everything  in  the  Liquor   Line
No order too small, and none too large  for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every  Friday morning at 9 a.m.
If you want to buy a House.     We can sell you one ready-
built, or will build one to your order.
Easy terms and satisfaction guaranteed
Phone : Fairmont 1492
The Square Deal Realty Company
South Vancouver Specialists
Twenty-filth and Main Phone : Fairmont 807
R. G. SIMM,  Manager
Fly time is coming. Get ready for your Screen Doors,
all sizes, from $1.25 to $2.50 each, and Hinges and all
Screen Windows, 15c to 60c, all sizes.
Screen Wire, to repair your old Doors and Screens, in
all widths.
Martin-Senours 100 per cent, pure Mixed Paint, in 40
different colors, that will never fade.
International Stains and Varnishes
Corner Fraser and Ferris Road
T. and S. G. FOX, Props.        W. H. IRVING, Mgr.
First Countryman : "Why do you
call that lazy son of yours Perpetual
Motion'?" Second Countryman :
"Because he's very interesting, but
he won't work."
Mrs. Bunkerhill : "Have you read
Scott's novels?" Miss Laker : "All
but his 'Emulsion.' I have seen it advertised. But I have never been able
to get a copy." ���������������
Every Saturday by the Greater Vancouver Publiihera Limited.
Corner  Thirtieth   Avenue  and   Main   Street,   South   Vancouver,   B. C.
George  M.  Murray,  President  and  Managing   Director.
Herbert  A.   Stein,  Vice-President  and  Managing  Editor.
John jacltion.  Mechanical Superintendent.
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though inviting communications on current events, to be published
over the writer's signature.
OX several previous occasions we have called attention
in these columns to the marked progress of South
Vancouver. While some are advocating annexation, thc
inajeerity are in favor of incorporation. Xow facts and
figures are to hand from official sources which speak
volumes in faveir of incorporation, and which undoubtedly
prove that if ever the municipality is annexed, South
Vancouver will, metaphorically, if not literally, have sold
its birthright, like Esau, for a mess of pottage. What are
the plain and unvarnished facts? No one can dispute that
South Vancouver can show a record in building progress
far in advance of any portion of British Columbia. Building lots are changing hands daily, always at increased
prices, and houses and stores are being erected in all parts.
The value of building permits granted during the past six
months has constituted a record, not of a spasmodic kind,
but of steady, substantial and permanent growth, supported chiefly by a well-to-do class of working-men, and
backed by a little army of wide-awake traders, who are
investing their money in view of still greater developments.
These facts alone constitute an asset for the municipality, on to which it should hold with tenacity. But
there are other matters of import to which reference should
be made. In another column will be found a tabulated
Statement by the Municipal Clerk, Mr. J. B. Springford, of
bylaw we irk on the roads and sidewalks during the past
six months. Xo one can study these figures with an unbiassed mind without being surprised at thc money expended and the amount of work done. They will also be
compelled to admit that in this particular direction South
Vancouver has a great future and its expansion is assured.
That it will ultimately develop into a great township, with
a happy, prosperous, and contented population, is a foregone conclusion.
This being so, it behoves the municipality to guard very
jealously its great inheritance. Thc assessed value of
property in South Vancouver is now under consideration,
and an investigation is being made with a view to arriving
at actual ligures. So far the result is gratiiying, and no
doubt the complete report will come as a welcome surprise throughout the municipality. This is another strong
argument in favor of incorporation. The Municipal Coun
cil and the officials are just now looking ahead in regard
to an augmented and adequate water supply. The water
superintendent is planning the construction of a large
reservoir at Central Park, which is the highest point in
the municipality, and which it is believed will supply sufficient water for all the requirements of the people, no
matter what the future increase in numbers may be,
Whatever the expenditure in securing a plentiful supply
of water, no one will grudge. It is the one essential to
health and cleanliness. Given a good and pure water
supply, everything else is comparatively easy. Let South
Vancouver husband its wonderful resources and say to
those who would seek to disinherit her, "Hands off!"
F" YERYBODY knows that until recently the average
J���' statesman, and the majority of prominent men in England, drank to excess. Pitt was a drunkard, and Pitt was
the most remarkable statesman in England. Fox was a
drunkard. In fact, to write a list of England's greatest
men who lived more than a hundred years ago would be
lee make a list of famous drunkards.
Today a drunkard in public life is practically unknown
in England, as well as in Canada. Xo legal pressure has
been lire night to bear em the prosperous drunkard. He
was not badgered ley policemen nor by blue laws. He
could get all lhat he wanted tee drink whenever he wanted,
yel, eii his own accord,  the prosperous drunkard  has re-
firmed and become temperate,
The great Daniel Webster was a drunkard, as wcre
liKiiiy eiilu-r great Americans, N'ej man loday oould be a
drunkard ami at the same time be respeeteel. Education,
experience anil common-sense have done their work, and
drunkenness is now le'ft to self-indulgent fools, or to
those whose lives are made dull by poverty, to whom
alcohol affords lhe only escape frenn horrible monotony.
Il would, perhaps, be worth while for the advocates of
temperance in South Vancouver to study the causes
which have practically eliminated drunkenness from the
most intelligent classes of men.
Education undoubtedly is the greatest factor. In nearly
all the public schools now the evil effects of alcohol are
explained. These evil effects are not taught in a lackadaisi
cal way, with sentiment or religious duty as a basis. They
are taught as facts. Facts appeal to the mind, and they
persist in their effect in later life, when moral suasion
and religious appeals are forgotten.
Teach every child that alcohol destroys his chances of
success and impairs his muscular efficiency, make him feel
that a drinking man is a second-class man, and you will
have done much to destroy the drunkenness of the future. As a matter of fact, drunkenness, like dirt, is mainly
an accompaniment of poverty and ��� a sad, hopeless life.
Fbr the man or woman given to drinking, when the
(roubles of life are no longer to be borne, some relief must
be had. Make the lives of human beings more com.
fojrtabje, make good food more plentiful, spread education
and you will solve the nroblem '," excessive drinking.
 ��� W. J. HA NNA
""THERE is no man in Canad-e. in or out of public life,
��� who is doing more for the building-up of the nation
than a certain broad-shi'''ered, wide-browed, black-
haired little man from Ontario who is at present in the
West, and who takes a trip through the Prairies nearly
every summer for the purpose, as  he put it one time,
of gathering inspiration.    While in the West Mr. Hanna
will mosl  likely speak before  the Canadian  Club.
The Honorable W. J. Hanna, Provincial Secretary of
Ontario, has lined his talents and his power to improve
prisem conditions in his Province. He possesses somewhat   advanced   ieleas  regarding  the  best  ways  tei  handle
our "criminal" classes, and has demonstrated satisfactorily
lei the world, among oilier things, thai the trees, the blue
ky. the flowers and the fresh air at the industrial  farm
re  better  for  the SOttl  <��� I   a   man   serving  time  than   the
asphalt  lleeeirs.  dark  Stone  walls  and  barred  windows of
eiich torture facteiries as the Central Prison at Toronto.
Further, Mr. Hanna believes thai the best way te, keep
town the crime wave is to hmk into lhe welfare of the
boys and girls He has perpetuated in Ontario thc Juvenile Court as begun by Judge Ben Lindsey, the great
Denver  benefactor.
Mr. Hanna is said to be popular among all classes and
parlies in Ihe East. Sei essential a part is he eif the
Ontario Cabinet that when he was offered the position of
Chairman eif the Dominion Railway Commission, Premier
Whitney prevailed upon him to refuse that high place.
"Men who are truly great have done good to their
fellow-men, ami the greatest soul ever born on earth came
to urge one thing upon humanity, 'Love one another.'"
Such were the words of a great editor who one time
wrote a classic on the subject, "What Should be a Man's
Object in Life." Mr. Hanna's object in life seems to be
one that is not altogether popular among the great
majority of Canadians, particularly Western Canadians, of
his station.
I AST week life to the employees of thc B. C. Electric
'���' Company was no empty dream. "Take me to Hastings Park," was the injunction on the badge issued by the
company, and which was in reality an invitation to the
annual picnic. On Wednesday ami Thursday, last week, to
Hastings Park they went, not in single spies, but in battalions. Men whose brows arc often wet with honest
sweat in the service of the company were present in
great force, and thc munificent liberality of the hosts was
very highly appreciated. In the supply of refreshments
every taste had been catered for, and the amusements
wcre both varied and entertaining. Everything was carried through on the most liberal lines, and every moment was full of real recreation and enjoyment, and life's
goblet was filled to the brim. With happy recollections of
the picnic of 1912, all who attended are looking forward
to the next merry meeting.
THE phenomenal activity of railway magnates in
Western coastward construction shows that the
Panama Canal is regarded by those best qualified to judge
as not only an engineering possibility, but a momentous
facteir in thc transportation business of the continent. In
assuming control of railway rates the American people
accepted thc principle of "what the traffic will bear.4* At
the coasts and on the water highways water transportation, free when docks are not monopolized, allows a margin between what the traffic can bear and what it can be
made to bear. The railways fall to this more generous
level, but they arc allowed to make higher charges for
shorter hauls to interior points where the people cannot
help themselves. The Panama Canal will make a sweeping reduction in what may be called the mechanical cost
of water transportation from coast to coast for both
Canada and the United States, and also in the mechanical cost of shipments between Pacific coast ports and
Europe, between Atlantic coast ports and the East, and
between Oriental and European ports. These should
materially affect railway rates and the routes between
producers and consumers. But the greatest engineering
triumphs can be rendered useless, by, economic blunders.
A freight wagon service between Toronto and Hamilton
has been found cheaper than shipment by one of the
world's greatest railways. Shipment through a tunnel
under the Detroit River often costs more than a trans
atlantic voyage. And economic blundering may make the
monetary cost by the Panama Canal greater than around
the Horn.
The influence of United States shipping interests has
been regarded as a safeguard against prohibitory tolls oi
regulations on the canal. Our neighbors have protected
their merchant marine off the high seas, but have by
rigorous exclusion laws permitted a coasting trade to live
It is strong enough to make vigorous and constant ap
peals for help and to carry on an agitation that seemed I
safeguard against canal mismanagement. But this safe
guard would disappear if the pending scheme of discrimination against other than United States vessels should
be carried out. No voice in Congress would be raised
against taxing foreign vessels, even if the canal were
virtually closed to them by American spectacular extravagance in imposts. The comparatively unimportant
coasting interests would be appeased, and no interest in
the United States, except, of course, thc public interest
would suffer.
The  l'nited  States  has  in  a  measure  withdrawn  from
the marine world, which is as deeply interested in rea:
onable  and  equal  tolls  on   the  Panama as on  the  Suez
Canal; but against this and other unfavorable symptoms
there is the obvious understanding and the moral obligation to make the canal free to the ships of all nations on
equal  terms.    Canada has the same direct local interest
as the United States in the freedom of traffic by the Isth
mus, and the interest of the world of nations is too direct
to be ignored.   The United States is too much a world
power and too much weighted with the responsibility of
that position  to play the small game of being "smart.;
A broad moral obligation to the world at large cannot b
ignored,    A frank determination  to live up to the spirit
of  the  understanding on  which  the  canal  strip  became
American  territory would be a fitting entrance into the
full fellowship of nations.    Part of the white man's bur
den is fidelity to agreements.���Toronto "Globe."
Mr. J. J. Banfield and Secretary Blair, of the Vancouver Board of Trade, addressed the South Vancouver
Board of Trade recently on the work of the Imperial
Home Reunion Association. The chief aim of this organization is based on applied brotherly love. The policy
of bringing wives and children from the British Isles to
their husbands and fathers who have come to Canada to
carve out new homes is one that has prospered under
thc direction of thc Imperial Home Reunion Association.
South Vancouver business men guarantee $10,000 to assist in this splendid Imperial project. Men who identify
themselves with such sound propositions are real Imperialists.   .
More than any either nation, Americans are a fruit-eating people. An
Englishman, somebody has s;eiel. eats
a peach as if it were a religious ceremony. An American eats half a
deizen peaches���or oranges, or bananas, or apples, or plums, or pears���
for the sheer love of eating something
thai is K""el    Ami then he eats some
more.   The result is a distinct benefit   In hill), as well as to the fruit in-
eliisiiy e,f his own and oilier lands.
The   importation   of   tropical   fruit
in large quantities is ��� development
eel recent years. A banana was a
luxury almost unknown to Americans
a generation or two ago.   Last year
about forty million bunches of bananas were brought into this country.
In the same period only a few hundred thousand bunchet were eaten in
Great Britain. The English take
more kindly to apples, anil in some
years over a million barrels are sent
to them from American orchards.
Many millions more are kept at home
to be eaten during the winter evenings, or to be baked, or made into
pies and sauce���not tei mention cider.
Fruit of some kind, luscious and
nutritious, is now the first breakfast
course in almost every home. Xo
country hotel so remote in these
times but the guest is offered in the
morning a banana from Jamaica, an
orange from California or a grapefruit from Florida. The fruit store,
with the courteous Greek or Italian
in charge, is seen at every turn in the
cities and villages, and the push-cart
is met on every street.
It is a good thing to appreciate "the
kindly fruits of the earth," even the
treipieal fruits which are welcomed
to supplement the varied and delicious fruits of our northern climate.
There is sometimes a danger in the
hot months, when unripe fruits are
often hurried into the market, that
we become unwisely generous in our
expressions  of  appreciation.
That thc Irish take a prominent
place in every business all over thc
globe is exemplified in the case of
Mr. Pat O'Brien, one of thc most
prominent railway contractors in the
Dominion of Canada. He was not
born in Ireland, but he is Irish to the
backbone for all that. In other words,
the fact that he first saw the light on
Canadian soil does not take away
from the more important fact that he
came from Irish parents, and that
he has Irish blood in his veins. The
province of Xova Scotia has the
honor of claiming him as a son, or as
an adopted son perhaps would be
more correct. Wonderful what these
Irish fellows can do away from their
own country! 'Way back in Ireland Pat O'Brien would, more than
likely, have been working for about
four or five dollars a week. Yet
when one of them comes out here
the whole Dominion isn't good or
big enough to hold him. What Pat
O'Brien doesn't know about contracting for railways isn't worth
knowing. He is familiar with everything, from a bolt to a steel rail and
the building of a big depot. Truly
he is a marvellous individual! His
success is due in a great measure to
his being in Canada. The man who
wants to work will get along in this
country when all others fail. Canada
is no respecter of persons, not even
Irishmen. But these can, as a general
rule, take care of themselves. By the
way, Pat's ancestors came from "Rebel Cork."
The People's Trust Co.
(South Hill Tost Office, South Vancouver, B.C.)
We conduct a regular Banking Business.   4 per cent, paid on all
Encourage the children to save their pennies in one of our
Savings Banks.   One Dollar starts them on the way to wealth.
Money Orders Issued and Cashed        Drafts       Collections
Checks on the Corporation of South Vancouver cashed.
Business hours : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(the hours that suit the working-man).
Cleared Lots, 33x148, to lane, with four-stalled barn. 51st, in
first block from Fraser Street.   On good terms.
Three building Lots, 33x132, facing south, on Forty-eighth Avenue,
Just west of Fraser Street.   $2,800 for the three.
Two Lots, 49th Avenue, Southern exposure, midway between
Fraser and Main Streets.   $950 each, on terms.
Three cleared Lots, 34x116, to lane, facing south, on Fifty-eighth
Avenue, just off Fraser. $850 each; easy terms.
Three cleared Lots, 59th Avenue (Page Road), 37)4x112, to lane,
at car terminus. $1050 each, on good terms.
Two Lots, high location, facing south, 59th Avenue, close to
Victoria Drive.   $550 each; a snap.
Two subdivisions, 63rd Avenue (Rosenburg Road). $550 per lot,
and up to $700.   Very easy terms.
One eight-room and one four-room modern bungalow, 49th
Avenue. Large rooms, fireplace, panelled hall and living rooms,
beamed ceiling���everything that affords comfort in a home. To see
them, if you want a home, means to buy.
Modern houses to rent, from 3 to 7 rooms.
Let us insure your buildings in the strongest Board Companies. We can also insure your Life, your Automobile, Plate
Glass, etc.   All kinds of Indemnity Insurance.
Get one of our Accident, Health, and Sickness Policies, and
draw a revenue while you are in any way incapacitated.
If you want an Indemnity or Surety Bond, see us.
Bring your Conveyancing to us.
We will make your Will
Estates Managed Money Loaned . Rents Collected
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :  51st Avenue and Fraser Street.   Phone : Fraser 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraser 84.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
Mountain View Fish and Fruit Store
28th Avenue and Main Street
The Pioneer Fish Store of this district, which has an established reputation for sending out fish absolutely fresh and good.
August 10 to 17,1912
Grand Fireworks Display every night, "The Conquest of Mexico"
See the Big Midway
Gen. Mgr. r^*-mmm^~^mmmamm3m
SATURDAY,  AUGUST  3,   1912
AUGUST   10 to   17,   1912
Some of the Prize-winners in the Different Animal and Stock Shows at the Vancouver Exhibition of 1911.    The Entries for
these Shows this Year Greatly Exceed the Entries of a Year Ago SIX
Vancouver's Third Annual
Exhibition Will Open August 10
This Year's Midsummer Fair Promises to Eclipse all Former
Ones���Great Programme of Attractions
JUS)    One    week    ;niil    lhe-    g.lti"e    of I
Hastings  I'ark will be thrown open
le. ilu public for the third annual innl
summer  fair  eif  the  Vancouver  l-'.v
bibition Association.   The past month
has been a busy one f��>r the manage- |
ment, but now all matters have been
arranged, and when tbe vasl crowds:
throng the grounds nothing will have!
been lefl undone to satisfy their desire for instruction and pleasure.
In the buildings all exhibits have
been placed in their respective classes,
with superintendents and directors e>f
the Association In charge. All space
was sold at least three weeks ago, and
from present indications it will be
necessary to construct several new
buildings for the 1913 show. Amusement enterprises e>f all seerts have
been engaged and old folks and
young will have their till of harmless
pleasure. The big feature will be in
the evenings when the fireworks display and "Conquest of Mexico" will
take place. This has beei shown at
several of the larger cities em the
Coast, and has been commented upon
very favorably.
Two hundred and fifty people will
take part in this big open-air display,
whieh will depict the fall of Mexico
and its conquest by Fernando Cortez, the famous Spanish adventurer
of history. The play is given in two
acts, and first depicts the City of
Mexico as it appeared at the time of
thc visit of Cortez. Thc drama opens
wilh a grand pageant of Mexicans
and Spaniards along the streets of
the city. Cortez and his followers approach the city, anil shortly afterwards
capture the king in his own palace
and hold him as a hostage against
the furious natives. The Spaniards
are unprepared for an attack, and
Cortez forces Montezuma, the king,
to attempt to pacify his people, who
is immediately killed by their arrows.
Cortez issues from the palace and
gives battle and is forced from the
Six months are supposed to elapse
when Cortez returns, breaking in on
the celebration of the natives before
the new Emperor. Here are given a
number of fancy torchlight drills,
after which the mountain Popocatapel
-peaks .114:011 The natives are tcrri-
liiel and muted by the oncoming
Spaniards. The city is in the hands
of Cortex, who applies the lurch of
At this point the scenery disappears
in dense white sin.ike, and as it rises
is seen, faintly at lirst, and then In all
its glory, the silver N'yanza Falls. This
is one of the mosl  magnificent set
pieces e.f the- fireworker's arl which has
ever been placed before the public, and
ii is immediately followed by a number of other fancy designs, shooting
rockets, bombs, anil dozens of other
novelties  which are  pleasing  to old
and young. This big display will be
repeated each evening of the Kxhibi
lion, and has been secured only at an
immense cost to the Exhibition management.
During the day heirse races, athletic
sports, agmes, horse show, motor
show, anil the big Midway will serve
to keep everyone busy from early
morning. Half a dozen bands at different points of the grounds will
serve   to   inspire   and     awaken     any
emotions which may lie dormant,
Something deling all the time, has
been made Ihe motto of the amuse
ment managers, and in the long list
arranged they have certainly done
Iheir best.
Entries for the Vancouver Exhibition Dog Show, which will open on
Monday, August 15, in connection
with the Midsummer Fair, can be
made al C. 0. Patterson's, tobacconist, 609 Hastings Street Wesl, and
at the London Grocery Stores, 1048
Granville Street, and corner of Sixth
Avenue and Granville Street, Fair-
Minoru I'ark will be closed down
for Wednesday, August 14, this being thc civic holiday which has been
granted for Exhibition Week. Members of the directorate of the Vancouver Exhibition Association took
up the matter with the directors of
the Thoroughbred Association, and
after presenting their views, they
agreed to the one day lay off. One
thousand dollars have also been donated by the Thoroughbred Association for the use of the Exhibition.
an    inverted    flower-pot    near    the
plants, so that thc rain from the
heese falls over the routs of the peas.
Arrange the reise so that as large an
area as possible benefits by this continuous sheiwcr, and this artificial rain
may be allowed to fall upon a certain
portion of the beerder for half an
hour ami longer during hot and sunny
weather. However, do not sodden
lhe mould in the partial shade, especially sheeiild it show a tendency i"
Feeding  the   Plants
Feeding   the   plants    during    their
season of flower is advisable if good
blooms  are  to  be  expected    in    the
autumn.    Some    people    commence
feeding too early; generally speaking,
one sheeiild wail until the lleiwer
stalks begin  tee shorten.     Sei semn  as
smaller  dowers  are  produced  upon
Shorter slalks it is a sign that the
plants have exhausted the food placed
in   the   ground   before     sowing     or
planting, Exceptions to the rule of
postponing summer feeding till the
firsl crop eif blooms has been ath-
ered are when Ihe soil is sour and
ineissy and if the plants refuse to
grow freely. To stimulate foliage
growth, mild applications of liquid
manure will give the more speedy results. Liquid fertiliser may be given
The Fertiliser
For ordinary purposes, however,
the fertiliser is best employed dry.
A safe and satisfactory method of
introducing the artificial into the soil,
and one in which burning thc main
stem can be avoided, is to dig a drill
two inches deep against the outer
side of circle or row. Let this shallow trench be an inch or more in
width, but always fully two inches
distant from the main stems of the
pea plants. Into the drill evenly
spread between a quarter and half
an inch layer of a "complete" fertiliser. Fill in the drill with soil, and
water heavily. Should it be necessary, the sweet peas may be fed
several times during the summer, but
not more frequently than once a
The Flower Garden
One of the defects of sweet peas
is their thin and easily-broken main
stem. The top growth is bushy and
sturdy, and if a shoot gets torn when
picking the blooms, or snapped when
training the haulms, fresh shoots
quickly appear. It is certainly unfortunate that the lower several inches
of stem is so susceptible to injury,
and that a plant which may be of
the size of a shrui> is dependent upon
one main stem, and that such a
slender one. Noticing this feature
in the sweet pea's habit of growth
is to warn the reader to be very careful indeed when forking up the soil
about the roots or clumps, particularly when pushing aside the sticks to
reach behind a line of plants.
Cultural Programme
An important item in the summer
cultural programme is stirring the
soil around the plants every several
weeks. This is necessary for the prevention of the soil caking on a watered sunny border, since the air cannot
stimulate the life within the ground
unless the surface is loose and open.
In the shade, too, such stirring is
equally   desirable.     The   plants   are
likely to fail when the surface develops a faint greenish hue, and if
the soil were not attended t<�� the
sites would in time become really
mossy. Sweet peas are a moisture-
loving race, but give the mould in the
shade an opportunity to dry up between the hosings. Sunshine and
little water help to check this mossing
of the surface; nevertheless, although
moss can be removed from sight
through surface stirring, thc cause
of mossiness must be looked for.
Moss is 1 sign that the soil is sour,
and none but the most robust genera
can flourish in sour ground. The
treatment suggested to make the soil
sweet and healthy is to feed with a
powdery fertiliser, but not with leafy
and animal manure, whieh would
only dampen the ground. Late in the
autumn, when peas have been cleared
away, the shaded border should be
heavily dressed with lime, and so
will mossing be prevented another
Suggestion On Watering
We have a suggestion to make
on watering rows or circles of sweet
peas. The mqst efficient way of
watering is when the sites can be
soaked as occasion requires, and then
left to partly dry up. Most private
gardeners have a hose nowadays; if
so, they might support the rose upon
Hardware Store Destroyed on Main
At Iwo o'clock on Sunday morning
a man ran up Main Street from 39th
to 41st Avenue shouting "Fire! Fire!
Fire!" and this quickly aroused people
in the vicinity. In a few minutes
flames had got such a hold on the
hardware store of Mr. Towc, situated
at the corner of 39th Avenue and
Main, as lo render any chance of
saving it hopeless, and in the end the
building was entirely gutted and the
entire stock destroyed. The damage
is estimated at about $2,01)0. An
alarm was given by phone to No. 3
Fire Hall, and the brigade, under Captain Harwood, immediately responded. Chief Wand arrived em the
scene and took charge of the brigade
of nine men. The hose was quickly
attached to the nearest hydrant, and
as there was an excellent pressure of
water, the brigade proceeded in saving the junk store and confectionery
shop next door. While the fire was
raging on Ihe corner, people who had
rushed to the fire were busy removing
furniture from the adjoining premises
in ease those buildings became ignited.
It is stated that the stock of the
hardware store was insured for
$1,000, but in addition to this loss the
building is totally destroyed, and the
damage to the adjacent buildings is
considerable. During the fire Chief
Wand sustained a sprained ankle and
had to be driven to his home.
The mule is proverbially the most
obstinate of beasts. Last Friday night
one had wandered on tei the tram
track near Kerr road, and as he refused to budge when the tram car
came along, his obstinacy cosl him
Ilis life. The animal belonged to
Messrs.   Hall   &   Howyer.
Why   the   Collingwood   Thugs   got
Al a meeting e,f the South Vancouver Board of Trade- on Monday even
ing   Ilu-  question   of  increased   police
protection in thc municipality was
discussed,  te.e/e-ilu-r  with  ihe    necet
-ils   l"r aeleliliemal  lire- appliances for
ilu- lire- brigade.
Mr. K. C. Hodgson, president eif the
Board, introduced ihe question with a
reference lei lhe Northern Crown
ISank robbery, and to the reports
thai if adequate means of transportation for the police had been at hand
the bandits would not have escaped.
Magistrate McArthur, in substanti
aling lhe chairman's remarks, stated
that he had felt deeply on the sub
jeet for two years. Ile saw no reas
on why live mounted men could nol
patrol the municipality far better than
fourteen or twenty-four on foot. It
was ridiculous tei think that fourteen
men em f.eeet could govern so large an
area. He did not see why the Council of two years ago had not taken
the matter up. He was satisfied that
it was simply because there was no
machinery to put into force that the
reibbers had escaped from Central
Reeve Kerr, referring to Ihe ex
presseel delicacy will', which the
Board took up a question which they
thought ought to be left to the Council, advised that they "slam in their
recommendations. The bank robbers
would have got away anyway," he-
said. "It's their business to get away.
It's senseless to think that although
one automobile broke down, a police
car would not have done so." He
thought that facilities for fire protection were needed more than those
for protection against criminals, and
pointed to the fact that although the
City was fairly well protected bank
robbers always got away.
Mr. R, C. Hodgson said in South
Vancouver there were only fourteen
police to protect fourteen square
miles of territory with a population
if 30,000 people. That was a good
record for thc law-abiding citizen of
South Vancouver when order could
he kept with so few police.
Mr. Appleby said it was time, too.
thai there was a better lire alarm
system in South Vancouver and a
better  equipped  fire brigade.
Mr. R. C. Hodgson : We cannot
say that we have adequate police protection. Perhaps next time murder
will be done, and then some action
will be taken.
Mr. K. Lamonde stated that an
alarm had reached the police office
concerning some suspicious looking
man lhat afternoon, and Ihe desk sergeant could not reach a single constable, although he called each one
up on the telephone, as well as every
fire hall and telephone exchange in
the municipality.
Mr. G. M. Murray said that went
to show that it was harder to find a
policeman than a banker.
Mr. C. Harrison said the fire alarm
system was all right if the brigade
had anything to take to a lire when
the alarm was given, lie suggested
this was more important than police.
Reeve Kerr contended that prevention of fire was more important than
the catching of criminals.
Several speakers suggested also
that an automatic fire and police
alarm system bc installed, but the
opinion was expressed that there was
not as urgent a need for this improvement as for mounted men, and a
motion put by Mr. Appleby along
those lines was not seconded. Ultimately a resolution was carried recommending thc Council to take up
the question of mounted police and
fire brigade equipment. It was stated that in the opinion of many
six mounted police were more efficient than fourteen men as now employed.
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
Western Plate Glass &
Importing   Co.   Limited
Registered Office:
318 Water Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Thome  Metal  Store  Front  Bars,  Bevelling   and
Silvering, Store Fronts Glazed
The Extension Telephone
In the Home^ =
An Extension Telephone once installed
proves its value. It earns its way every day.
With an extension telephone upstairs you do not
have to go downstairs to answer when the bell
rings. If you are upstairs you do not have to go
downstairs to call someone. The service costs
only a little over 3 cents a day, with no charge
for installation.
Call CONTRACT DEPT., Vancouver;
Telephone, Seymour 6070
British Columbia Telephone
Company Limited
Port Alberni Town Lots and
Alberni Lands
We handle nothing else
Write or see us for information and prices
The Manitoba Loan & Investment Co.
309 Dominion Trust Building
When in need of printing, ivhy not put your
work in the hands of the printer who can give you
neatness and attractiveness and a general tone of refinement which is to be found only in high-class
The presses of the Greater Vancouver Publishers
Limited produce ivork tvhich compares xvith the output
of the best printshops on the Coast
Bring your printing troubles to the offices of the
Greater Vancouver Publishers Limited, and let us prescribe for you.   You will be satisfied.
We arc prepared to take care of any kind of job
printing at short notice.
Phone Fairmont 1874, or call
Greater  Vancouver   Publishers
Corner  30th  Avenue and   Main Street
m im^HWii Jji��M����^M��VW��<^6 SATURDAY,  AUGUST 3,  1912
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
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds.     Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
South Vancouver
River Road, Ontario Street and B. C. Electric Railway Trackage.
Lots all cleared and graded. Terms : One-sixth cash, balance
over three years.
River Road and Government Road, subdivision of the southerly
portion of Block 15, District Lots 330 and 331. River Road Lots,
$.800 each. Sixty-ninth Avenue Lots, $500 and $450 each.
Terms : One-fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
For Plans, Price List and Particulars apply
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For Sale Purchased
House  Property in  West  End,  Fairview,  Grandview,  Mount
Pleasant and Kitsilano
Corner Bodwell Road and Ontario Street
Lumber, Shingles, Sash and Doors, etc.
Stove Wood���14 inch Lengths
$3.25 per Load; 3 Loads for $9.00
Phone : Fraser No. 41
Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
Riverview Realty Co.
We believe in the destiny of South Vancouver. We believe that Fraser Street is the natural commercial centre
of South Vancouver. We will give you our reasons for
this belief if you call upon us.
J. L. EVANS, Manager
Corner of Fraser Street and Ferris Road
R. J. McLauchlan
4443 Main St.
Are You Going Away?
You want your Household Goods packed and shipped, or stored.
You want first-class work at reasonable cost. YOU WANT US.
Phone Seymour 8316 or 5221 and end your worries.
Cedar Cottage Sales Stable
David McMillan - ��� Proprietor
Six Months' Record in Road Making
Over a Million Dollars Expended in Material and Labor
By the courtesy of Mr. J. 15. Springford, clerk to the Municipal Council,!
wc are enabled to place before our reader! ��� complete statistical record eif
the expenditure hy tbe Council, under the Ward Bylaws, on roada, lidewalks
and waterworks, dm ing the six months elided June 30, 1912.    These ligures
show  a   record   in   mail  work,   tbe  amount   apportioned   to   each   wan],   tbe
amount expanded, tbe amount unexpended, and tbe teiial amount of byiawil
authorized for tbe year 1912.   The statement was submitted tei a private
meeting o* (be Council em Thursday afternoon, July 25.
Attached to the document is a memorandum in which it is stated that the'
total amount eif Bylaws authorized for 1912 is as follows:
Total ami. e,l Bylaw!
aulhorizril 1912
Road (Xee 71   $9iK),noo,(X)
Schools         495.IHKKKI
Sidewalks (No. 4)  ...   100,000.00
Waterworks (No. .il   ..325,000.00
Now, Here is a Chance for You!
Here is a HomeSite with a view over the North Arm of the Fraser and
the arable areas at Lulu Island that will cause you to rise every
morning and thank God you are alive.
It is a Lot thirty-four feet wide, occupied at present by two fine
This Lot is at the top of the North Arm slope���on Rosenburg Road���
half-a-block from busy Main Street.
Six hundred and fifty will put it in your wife's name���a few hundred
will build a cosy bungalow on it���raise a few  chickens, some
garden stuff and roses.
Phone : Fair. 317
Cummings Packing & Forwarding Co.
Office : 1130 Homer  Warehouses : 1134 Homer and 852 Cambie
B0 J'.e;. eif same at rale
o(4.86v; Kxch.
$720,000.00 roughly
Total    $!.K20,000.0<) $1,459,500.00
Fiscal agents can only estimate available money to   the   amount   of
��200,000 (pounds).   $973,H00.0U, two-thirds of 80 per cent of issue, equals this.
Roads Bylaw Ni
Ward   I   .
Ward II
Ward III
Ward IV
Ward V .
Ami. unexpended
at January,  1912
. $      354,97
Tulal rxpcneliture
to elate
Ami.  still untxfienijcej
at June 30, 1912
$      354.97
Total     $ 11,095.86
Roads Bylaw No, 6���
Ward I  $119,846.66
Ward II     76,056.28
Ward  III     74,433.50
Ward IV   87.e666.26
Ward V     65,239.39
Total     $423,242.09
nads Bylaw No. 7���
Approx.  amount
'available HO p.c.
Treras. Cert.
Ward  I      $144,000.00
Ward   II        144,000.00
Ward III      144,000.00
Ward IV      144,000.00
Ward V      144,000.00
$    1,426.93
$ 68,131.00
Actual available
amt. two-thirds of
80 p. c. issue
$ 96.000.00
$   9,668.93
$ 51,715.66
Amt. expended to
June 30, 1912
$ 28,754.47
Total   $720,000.00
ISylaw No. 7 (continued)���
Overcxpended in
Hylaw 6 during
Ward I     $16,806.81
Ward  II     24,594.71
Ward  III     10,759.19
Ward IV   6,006.67
Ward   V     10,064.20
Total     $68,231.58
Sidewalks Bylaw No.
Total expen, to
June .10,  1912
$ 45,561.28
Amt. I'nexpen. at Amt. unexp. June
June 30, 1912, as 30. as against two-
against 80 p.c. thirds 80 p.c.
issue issue
$ 98,438.72
$ 50,438.72
Approx. amt. available
Nil p.c.   Treasury   Hills
Ward I     $16,000.00
Ward II      16,000.00
Ward III      16,000.00
Ward IV    16.000.00
Ward V     16,000.00
Actual available amt.
two-thirds of 80 p.c.
Amt. expended to
June  30.  1912
$ 4,798.55
Bylaw No, 4 (continuedI���
(Iver-expendcil Iti
Hylaw 3 during 1911
Ward I   .. ..
.   $ 1,560.59
Ward   II    .
.     6,819.10
Ward  111   .
..      5,227.60
Ward IV ..
..     2,118.23
Ward  V   ..
.     2,157.15
Total expenditure
to June 30, 1912
$ 3.237.96
Amt. uncx. at     Amt. unex. at June
June 30, as against   30, as against two
80 p.c. issue thirds of 80 p.c.
$ 7,428.70
Total    ... $14,761.49
Waterworks Bylaw No. 3���
Approx amt. avail-    Actual amount
able 80 p.c. of Treas.        available
$37,596.12 $42,403.88
Overspent $246.99.
Amt. exp. to June    Amt. unexp. at tunc
30,  1912 30, 1912, as against
80 p.c. issue
Amt. unexp. as
against two-
thirds of 80 p.c.
A meeting of the School Board was
held at Cedar Cottage on Tuesday
evening,  .Mr.  Whelpton  in  the chair.
Tenders for New Schools
The Board lirst proceeded to open
tenders, and the Clerk reported lhat
sieine tenders were received at 1.42
p.m. that day, whereas the time specified was 12 neion.
The Chairman said this same i|ties-
tion was raised at the last meeting eif
the Board, and a resolution was flten
carried tei throw all late tenders out.
Mr. .MeArlhur said the chief point
was that the Board should know there
was no collusion,
The Clerk said another lender was
received at  12.05  noon.
It was felt by thc Board that a precedent was established at the last
meeting, and the late tenders were
thrown out There wcre six good
tenders for four schools. The following tenders  were opened :
Charles Harrison, Sexsmith School,
Snider & Brethour, Norquay
School, $36,999; Secord School, $37,-
449; Sexsmith School, $36,999; Gordon School, $37,449.
F, B. Rogers, Secord School, $46,-
Donald Matheson, Gordon School,
$36,950; Norquay School, $37,750;
Sexsmith School, $35,500; Secord
School, $35,500.
British Columbia Granitoid and
Contracting Co., Gordon School, $45,-
700; Sexsmith School, $46,000; Secord School, $46,000; Norquay School,
Messrs McPhalci, Bros., Norquay
School, $35,200; Sexsmith School, $35,.
300; Gordon School, $35,700; Secord
School, $36,200.
The new schools to bc erected will
be situated as  follows :
Sexsmith, Sixty-first and Ontario;
Secord, Victoria Road and Sixty-first;
Gordon, Ferris and Knight Roads;
and  the  Norquay,  Ferguson   Road.
The Board went carefully into the
figures. The tender of Messrs Mc-
Phalcn Bros, was so much the lowest
that they felt compelled to give that
firm the contract for all four schools,
totalling $142,000. The Clerk said the
necessary cheques were enclosed with
the tenders, and the terms of the advertisement complied with.
The Board went into the matter of
insuring the schools against lire, and
it was decided to put on the maximum
insurance in all cases, and to advertise for tenders. This was all the
business transacted except payment
of accounts.
Proposed Extension of Tram Line to
Fraser River
For some time past a movement
has been afool to secure extension
of the car track from Cellar Cottage
to Fraser River, and there is now a
probability that it will be conceded
The 11. C K. Company is nothing ii
not enterprising, and I hey have now
a scheme under consideration for ex-
tending the Grandview car track along
Cedar Cotlage mad to Agnes road,
and thence tei Victoria road and along
that thoroughfare to the river.   It is
authoritatively stated that the scheme
has the approval of the local management of the B. C. Electric and that
it has been submitted to the headquarters in London for confirmation.
If carried through the extended line
will meet a long-felt want and prove
a great convenience to people residing in that particular district.
Fire on Bodwell Road
At 7 o'clock on Alonday morning
an alarm of fire was given on Bod
well Road, and Fire Halls Nos. 3 and
4 were communicated with. It was
found that a fire had broken out in the
basement of thc back of a house occupied by Mrs. McCuaig at the corner of Tyson and Bodwell Roads.
There was an exceptionally good
pressure of water. The brigades
from halls Nos. 3 and 4 attended under the direction of Captains Ring
rose and Price from No. 4 hall, and
Captain Harvood from No. 3. Con
siderable damage was done to the
premises, which is estimated at
Griggs: "Your lawyer made some
very severe charges against thc de
fendant, didn't he?" "Yes, but you
ought to see how he charged me."
Little Boy (at booking-office): "I
want a return ticket, please." Booking Clerk: "Whereto?" Little Boy:
"Why, back here, of course!"
Phone : Fairmont 1514
MacHaffie & Good fellow
A Full Line of Chicken Feed
Corner 26th Avenue and Main Street
Vancouver, B. C.
South Vancouver
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE, 5-room Bungalow, near
Main Street. Cash $300; balance $30 per month, including interest.
ONTARIO STREET ; 6-room House, in good district, at
a snap price for a few days. Cash $800; balance to
23rd AVENUE SNAP : Fine Lot, close to Ontario Street;
size 33xl48ft��� to lane. Price only $1,500. One-quarter cash; balance 1, 2, and 3 years.
MAIN STREET : 44 feet, near 16th Avenue, at a snap.
Cash $5,000; balance 1 to 5 years.
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 Main Street      P. O. Box 40      Phone : Fairmont 822
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
This has the following attributes :
9 Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
^ Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
fl Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
fl The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
^ Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C.
The Beer Without a Peer
Phone :   Fairmont 429 "
Real Estate Agents
\/y hen you're out to speculate,
|-|   ousel, Lots, and Real Estate,
|C   eep   your   weather   eye   on
���*   KENT:
(T    ase   expense,  STOP   paying
|y   ow's the time to choose your
"Y rade with us��� our terms are
6, our Poultry Ranches, too���
C urely they look good to you!
Q ppcrtunity is knocking,
^ ot to heed is simply shocking.
Phone: Collingwood 18.
Branch Office : River Road
Nice 4-room house with furnace, plumbing,  electric    light,
leaded light windows and painted. Complete $2150, $1110 cash,
balance $25 t month.
If you are leeeiking for acreage we have some of thc
choicest 5-acre lots in Langley,
cIqm to car, on easy terms. It
will pay you to enquire about
A limited number of lots, $500
each, on our Uridgc Street property. Will pay you to drop into
our River Road office and buy
one of these.
P. O. Box 2, Collingwood
and Ash Street, Eburne
::    Collingwood Notes   ::
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
We can sell you a fine corner lot on Westminster Road, near
the Earls Road for $1850. Terms, $650 cash; balance in 6, 12 and 18
months.   This is a money-maker.
We have for rent a brand-new 5-room Bungalow on the Westminster Road, near Ferguson Road.
Black &  McDonnell
418 Abbott Street Phone : Sey. 637?
Branch Office : Westminster and Wales Rd.
Phone : Collingwood 52
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
The widening and paving of Westminster Road are now
an assured fact, and prices will soon be on the jump. Get
in and buy now.
J. B. Todrick & Co.
Phone :  Collingwood 13R
Screen Doors and Windows
Add to thc comfort of your home and save doctors' bills by equipping your house with screen doors and windows. Our stock is large,
and prices right.
Furnish your kitchen from a large shipment of cooking utensils
which have just been received.
Formerly Manitoba
Hardware Oo.
We have a reputation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   quality and at the shortest notice, at Prices that are right.
We have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors, Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
Pioneer Transfer Co.
Subway at Rupert Street Said to be
Menace to Business
Collingwood West citizens have a
grievance, ami at thc last meeting e>f
the South Vancouver Hoard of Trade
it was presented by Messrs. Bell,
Clements and Appleby, leading business men of the district. It appears
that the electric road passes over
Rupert Street and that at the intcr-
lectlon there is ;i subway through
which vehicular and foot traffic is
supposed to pass. Rupert Street is
a thoroughfare with a future, and
the men interested there have undertaken to widen thc street.
The West Collingwood and District Improvement Association is now
in communication with tl.. H. C. E.
R. with a view to having the bridge
razed and thc road made a level
crossing. The Board of Trade has
appointed a committee to view the
spot, and this committee will report
on the merits of thc case at thc next
meeting. The members of the "viewing committee" are Messrs. John R.
Peach,   George   Grcenslade,   and   G.
M.  Murray.
*   *   ��
Bush Fire
On Sunday a bush fire of considerable dimensions broke out on Forty-
seventh Avenue, between Vivian and
Green Road, which gave the firemen
from No. 1 Hall a lot of work before
the flames were subdued. Thc alarm
was received about noon, and thc fire
apparatus was drawn to the scene of
thc fire by an automobile, which was
commandeered for the occasion. The
brigade, augmented by volunteers to
the number of about  twenty,  turned
out, and after two hours' hard work
succeeded in extinguishing the llanics,
which spread wilh alarming rapidity.
The brush and timber were very dry,
and the smallest spark ignited the
wood in a fresh place. No damage
was done to property.
* * *
Sand Slip at the New Well
Water Superintendent Mullett reports a serious sand slip at the new
well on the C. P. R. property, from
which il was Imped lei give Collingwood an increased water supply this
week. Until this is cleared the water
cannot be utilized, but it is hoped thc
land will be removed by next week.
A special pump has been installed to
take out thc sand as quickly as possible.
It   *   4
Not Enough Publicity
Mr. Gibson, of West Collingwood,
who was present at a meeting of the
Hoard of Trade on Monday, complained that the Collingwood section
of the municipality was not getting
a fair look in as regarded publicity.
A letter from West Collingwood Association had been sent to a previous
meeting of thc Board and replied to
by Mr. C. Harrison, thc secretary, inviting the men of Collingwood to
join the association in larger numbers.
Mr. Gibson pointed out that a motion was carried at the last meeting of
the Board which had not been put
into effect. He thought when a resolution was passed it should be carried out.
Thc Chairman : Would you like to
move that we roast the advertising
The action of the secretary was endorsed by the Board.
the  S<
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: Hands  Across
Paragraphs on the Fusion of Interests of Greater Vancouver
and the Home-land
Phone: Collingwood 32
One of the problems facing the
average man at thc present time is
the high cost of living. Of late there
has been a lot of talk in Vancouver
on this subject, and statements have
been made to the effect that of all the
places on this earth the Terminal
City takes the palm in this respect.
But such is not the case. That the
cost of living has increased to an
alarming extent in this city and district is known to everyone, but a
similar condition of affairs obtains
in the Old Land. The president of
the Columbia University, who is at
present in England, has been airing
his views on this matter. He has informed a reporter that in his opinion
the wages of the working-men should
bc increased sufficiently to preserve
fur the workers social desirabilities,
shorter hours, better housing and
more comforts. If this were carried
out, thc Elysian Fields would soon
be in sight. But docs it not strike the
worthy Dr. Butler that the same
doctrine could bc preached on this
side the water with good effect? Nowhere on the face of the civilized
globe is there a greater necessity for
maintaining a high standard of wages
than in our own province of British
Columbia. At the existing rate of
progress, what the cost of living in
this province will be it is impossible
to predict.
* ��   *
There has just come to hand a
copy of a Belfast paper which contains a reproduction of a message
sent by Sir Richard McBride on Dominion Day. What will bc a surprise to not a few people to know
is that thc self-same Sir Richard McBride, K.C.M.G., is really an Irishman. It has often been a wonder to
quite a few where Dick got hold of
the "suavitor in modo" style. At last
thc cat is out of thc bag. If he didn't
'kiss thc Blarney stone, his father or
mother or his grandmother did, and
the kiss has descended to the premier of this province. There arc some
Irishmen who could coax a bird off
a tree. Sir Richard can go one better than that : he can coax the votes
out of the electors where everyone
else fails. Well, well, after all he deserves his laurels. The fact lhat he
has won his spurs���knightly as well
as political���is due in a great measure to thc Irish blood that runs in his
* *   ��
It is a curious commentary on the
conditions that prevail in what is
known as the Canadian Pacific naval
squadron that fifty men who came
out from England to man the sloop
of war Rainbow a few years ago have
returned to the land from whence
they came. They have had enough
and to spare of the Canadian navy,
and already they are making tracks
for thc land of their birth. Following
in their wake is an emissary from the
coast who will try to get fifty men
to fill their places; but it is doubtful
if he will succeed. And for this reason : the men on the Rainbow get thc
same rate of pay as a fisherman does,
and the service does not possess
those attractions that would induce
able-bodied seamen to join. How
the Government can expect to get
the proper material for crews when
they place men on a lower level on
a warship than the men on a fishing
smack is more than the average man
can comprehend. It would suggest
itself to any rational individual who
has only a smattering of things naval
that to get together a crew of husky
tars for even the Rainbow special
terms must be offered them. Withholding those terms from the men
who have refused to re-sign has left
thc Government in a nice pickle. If
only the food had been of a better
quality some of the crew would no
doubt have consented to remain.
When these facts become known in
England   the   outlook   for    even    a
scratch crew will not be a rosy one.
���   *   *
There was an interesting ceremony
last Sunday at Lustligh, Devonshire,
England, when  Miss  Charlotte Eva,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund
Ridley Buller, of Vancouver, was join,
ed in marriage to Mr. Wm. Stanley
Barwick, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Barwick, of this province.
Miss I,-rance9, sister of the bride, was
bridesmaid, and Mr. F. L. Beccher, of
thc Terminal City, was best man. His
thc intention of thc happy pair to
spend Ihe honeymoon in the United
Kingdom. Afterwards they will make
the journey to the West and take up
their residence in this city. They
will arrive some time in the autumn.
* *   *
Private advices have been received
in Vancouver to the effect that unless
there is a cessation eif thc sectarian
trouble in riotous Belfast there is not
the slightest doubt that one, if not
two of the local shipyards will close
down. Further, it is stated that in
thc event of such a contingency there
will be a wholesale efflux of the working-men of thc city of Belfast, the
majority of whom will make their
home in the West. Thc trouble
arose out of an unwarranted attack
on a Sunday School picnic which was
being taken part in by a number of
children. Thereupon thc hot bloods
of tlie Protestant party retaliated,
and their vengeance has been fierce.
To such an extent did feeling run
that some thousands of men are already idle, due to the closing-down
of several departments of the famous
shipbuilding yards of Harland and
Wolff, the builders of the ill-fated
Titanic. So heavy has thc booking
been that orders have been received
in thc Old Country to put a period to
it for at least four weeks. Berths
have been obtaine weeks in advance,
and as a matter of fact there are many
who will bc unable to obtain accommodation until next spring. Thc
majority arc booked for the province
of British Columbia, so the advices
state. This is thc commencement of
the influences that will prevail
should Home Rule become a "fait
* *   *
One cannot walk about the streets
of Vancouver without meeting someone who has just arrived from England, Ireland, or Scotland, on the
lookout for a nice, fat job. It is
truly marvellous the ideas that prevail acroia thc herring pond regarding Ihe economic conditions that prevail here. 'Tis wondrous pitiful tei
have a chat with a few of the latest
arrivals. Not a few of them have
had a slap-bang, up-to-date education, and the worst of it is that they
try to play on that. And that is
where they make a big mistake.
Only this week one of these men
spoke to "The Chinook" representative on Granville Street and imparted the interesting information that
he had been walking the streets of
the city for almost six weeks, waiting, like Micawber, for something to
turn up. He is a Volunteer Captain
���or is he a brigadier general? Anyhow, he has some ranlc, and yet he
is willing to take anything to keep
the wolf from the door. He is the
kind of man who would better have
stayed at home. Cannot such men
realise once and for all that kid
gloves are not wanted out here?
The probability is that the gallant
captain will be obliged to work his
way back, either as a cook or a
"THE     PROPER     STUDY     OF
Doctor Johnson wrote, in the
famous couplet derided by De Quin-
cey :
Let observation with extensive view
Survey mankind from China to Peru.
The student of human life who wishes
to take the wise doctor's advice today will find his survey more amusing,
if not more edifying, if he fastens his
attention on the feminine portion of
"mankind." What things we see, and
what things we hear about the varying, changeable, fascinating, delightful
Are you looking for a Home or Business Site in
"The Most Prosperous Suburb of Vancouver?"
Why not consult a reliable linn specialising in that
We put on thc first subdivision in Collingwood, and
have been in business there ever since.
317 Pender Street
Phone : Sey. 5294
Phone : Col. 5
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.
J. Shaw
E. Chell
Shaw and Chell
All Kinds of Building Material
Dealers in Lumber, Brick, Sand, Lime, Gravel, Taeoma Plaster,
Satin Spar, Etc.
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.
A House and Lot, close to Patterson   Station,   for   $700.     $100
cash; balance over 3 years.
Lot close to Central Park Station, close to School and Post Office.
Size 70x165ft. Price $670. Terms, one-fifth cash; balance over 3
years.   This is $300 below value.
Acreage and Lots.   Best buys can be obtained from
Beaver Lands Ltd.
Successors to the Collingwood Land Company
Real Estate and Insurance
Head Offices
505 Richards St.
Collingwood East
2S53 4th Ave. W., KiUilano
Before having your House Wired get in touch with
Electrician, Collingwood E. and Central Park
All orders promptly attended to The price is right
Here is a woman making her first
appearance as a member of a European parliament, and greeted as she
enters the chamber by the rising of
all the masculine members of the
body and their applause as if she
were a queen. Here, by way of contrast, is a woman mayor of a Western
city in a deadlock with thc municipal
council, and assailed with hisses and
catcalls as she walks about the
streets of the town which elected her
to its highest office.
One probate court of our country
is hearing an attack upon the will of
a rich woman with almost incredible
evidence of the squandering of money
upon fanatical Hindu priests and
strange, heathen observances. Another
court hears and allows a will in
which   another   rich   woman   divides
and adjusts her property with thc
wisest discrimination to the needs of
a great scientific school which she
loved and cherished for half her life.
One titled lady goes to India to
give both money and strength in the
service of the famine-stricken Indian women. Another is arrested
for the alleged practice of defrauding
the customs in the conduct of a fashionable business.
Whoever "surveys" womankind
"from China to Peru" is likely enough
to decide that in the twentieth century, as in earlier times, poet or
philosopher can arrive at no more
definite conclusion than the keen line
of Pope, that merciless critic of the
sex :
Woman's at best a contradiction still
_ SATURDAY,  AUGUST  3,   1912
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Will BUY you a home under our easy-payment plan. Small casb
payment, balance easy monthly instalments; no mortgage to assume.
Our houses are fully modem, artistically designed, and close to car-
line, school and stores.
A Savings Account may be opened with any amount from $1.00
upward. Wc pay 4 per cent., credited quarterly. Each depositor is
furnished with a check book, in a handsome seal-grain leather lover,
and is privileged I j issu; checks against l.is or her account Get into
the habit of paying all your household bills by cheque. It is tbe safest
Bankers Trust Corporation Ltd.
166 Hasting., St. West
For a Good Meal or a Rest, call at
Unique Cafe
Ice Cream, Sodas, and Sundaes
Meals 25c
"Nothing But  the  Best"
Tenders are called fur the purchase of sundry blocks
of land in the  Municipality of South Vancouver.
Particulars   can   he   obtained   at   the   office  of  the
Townsite Agent,
Vancouver, B.C.
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
W. C. McKim
A. Hamilton
G. Hopkins
Phone : Fairmont 801
South Vancouver Specialists
City Heights P. O.
Hay, Grain and Poultry Supplies
Daily Delivery to South Vancouver and Central Park
Phone : Fairmont 186     2471 Westminster Road, Cor. Broadway
Brush pie crust with cream t'e
rich  brown  color.
then   bake  in   a   moderate   oven;   it
takes a little longer to   bake   than
*   *   * white bread.
It  is a  Rood  scheme  tei keep  the ��   ��   ��
children's   overshoes   together     with    New   Potatoes  and  Parsley  Butter
clothes pins. Scrape   small   m-w   potatoes   until
free-   Ire,iii   the   Him    skin      Cook   in
Te, shine chickens li��� >l<I tbtfm i
saucer ol burning alcohoL    li
neit  leave sue>t  e,n   the  flesh.
ver ,i   lie.iliiin   laltcd   water  anil  drain.    1'ut
does into a deep eU-.li >>r arrange like- can
iie'ii balls iii a pyramid 'en a plate- ami
I" -ii r  parsley butter over,    To make
Ammonia water thai lias been us.-el  the  dressing,  melt    om- quarter    e,f
for washing may In  used for plants   butter jusl  enough  i"  Ii��nn fy. then
li is an excellent fertilizer. poui  over iln- potatoes, ami sprinkle
lightly   with   parsley   chopped    very
Cutting   eiiiinn
Is   acreiss   the
���re- tender whi
turnips   and   car-
fiber   makes   them
III..,,.|   orangi -   added   to  thi
cream  give  a  delicious  flavor
| many   like   the
sherbet   made   of   this
line-.    Thc potatoes may lee- rolled m
the  melted butter  lir-t  and then arranged   iii   the  dish   and    sprinkled.  ���
.In-: i nough butter should iee- iise-ei i
coat the potatoes and no more,
miiM suffer in proportion.    The gen- i
eral    nr   operating   expenses   of   the
house often ree/uire more outlay than
rent,   and   where   outside  appearance [
i-   kepi   up  at   tbe   expense  e,f   shabby
domestic   life   true   hospitality   disap
pears ami  untruth  amt dishonesty  in
liejini-    standards   are    transferreei    t',
business and  other  relations of lift
Where a  four-servant  house  is  ear
neei on with  two, e,r a  two-servanl
house   with  one,  the  result   i-  eon
slant   el.eiiie-iii    unrest       A   spirit   of,
outward   Show   cannot   be  maintained.
with a life of inner harmony."
"There i- added pleasure: in the
home which we plan for ourselves,
whieh expresses mir individual ideas
of  comfort,   happiness,  ;i t > ��� 1  privacy,
but with limited mean- ..I inil-l shut
"Ut everything that i- simply for
show e,r for -ham. making health,J
efficiency ami tin- general welfare of
family lhe lirst e-M-iiiial-. recog
nizing that true hospitality welcomes
intimate friends t'e a share in the real i
Greene & Merkley
Mortuary and Service Chapel
305 Pender St. VV.
Day or Night Phone : Sey. 340
Smile- gloves thai have become
shiny ami worn looking ean be fresh
e-iieil by rubbing them with line sand
* *    *
When burning vegetable refuse in
the stove or furnace, pui a handful
of salt into the lire wilh it t'i prevent an  unpleasant  odor.
* *    *
Wash cane-seated chairs with
strong hot lather and dry in the open
air. Avoid the sun, as this will give
the   cane   a   faded   appearance.
Stuffed Potatoes
Take-   large-   potatoes,     bake-
soft, cm a round piece- < ,ff the
each.     Scrape   out   the     inside
carefully si, as nut te, break th
IP ol
Meat loaf of chopped veal or beef
is made much more moist if three eer
four tablespoonfult e.f cream are added at the last just before baking.
If vim are distressed to find that
senile careless person has scratched
the new white paint with a match,
try rubbing the darkened surface with
part of a cut lemon.
j*    *    *
A geiejd way to wash bottles or
vinegar cruets is to put crushed eggshells and warm soapy water together !
in them and shake well. This will
clean the glass well and will not
scratch it.
* *    *
Rye Sandwiches
Cut rye bread into very thin slices,
and any fanciful shape. Spread with a
filling of cream cheese. Grate the
cheese, rub to a paste with melted
butter.    Season wilh salt and pepper
ami spread.
* *    *
Sardines on Toast
Take sardines fre.m thc tin carefully with a little oil. place ill an
enameled frying-pan, heat gently over
the stove. Have buttered toast ready
arranged in neat squares on a suitable dish, place a couple of sardines
em  each, and serve immediately.
* e|e        el<
Bride's Cake
One cup sugar, half cup butter, half
cup milk, half cup cornstarch, one
and one-quarter cups flour, small
cups, or one large cup full, one teaspoon cream tartar, half teaspoon
soda, whites of three eggs beaten
stiff, add  last.     Flavor  with  vanilla.
* *    *
Date Buns
Roll light bread dough quite thin,
spread it with soft butter, ami then
with chopped elates. Roll the bread
up and cut with a sharp knife into
pieces erne half-inch thick. Lay them
in a buttered tin, let rise until double
Iheir bulk, and bake in a hot oven.
and set a-iele iln- empty case.-; mash
the inside very smoothly, working into it while li..i some butter and cream.
C'ouni a teaspoon oi each for every
pe.1.il" Season with salt ami pepper.
Allow a gu.al piece of cheese grated
fur each potato, work it very se,fl
with cream and put into saucepan lo
heal, stirring rapidly to prevent burning. \\ hen scalding hot. stir in one
well-beaten egg for six large potatoes. Boil up once, fill tin- .skins with
I lie mixture, and return them tu the
oven for three minutes. Arrange in
pretty napkin with caps uppermost,
cover with fold of napkin. Stand
them up in something while heating.
home life rather  than  large numbers
| for  occasional  and  c.esily  entertainments."
Tin- ideal home, Recording to Miss
Dewey,  ihould be- in the country or
the   suburbs,    with   a    garden,     "thc
companionship   of   animals,   a     safe
playground    for   children   where   the
nursemaid is not essential.   Let there;
be  a  large  general  living room,  with
open fireplace and broad hearth, com. [
fortable   chairs   tu   lit   all   ages,   low <
reading light-, ample- table space fur
beeuks ami  magazines, adapted   tu all,.
hardwood    flours    with    rugs,    simple i
furnishings  in   harmonious  colors,  a j
few   choice     pictures     and     growing
plants, ilu useless or meaningless ornaments  as  dust   catchers  and  time-
"In    bedrooms    there    should    be
nothing which does not satisfy some
hieed,   spiritual   or   physical,     of     tin-
one who occupies it.    Let each per-
Sour  Pot  Roast of Beef Bon  have a  separate bed, if possible,
Put a piece of nicely trimmed beef with comfortable springs, good matin a deep dish, pour over it one cup tress and ample bedding eif sufficient
of vinegar, and set away in a cold length. . . One-third of life is
place three days, turning and bast- -pent in bed. and yet this is usually
ing   the   meat   with   the   vinegar   fre-   the first place where economy in fur-
3210  Main   Street,  near   16th  Avenue
Toronto  Furniture
Furnish   Houses   at   Very   Moderate
Call and See
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
Phone :    Fairmont  1660
For Coal and Wood Phone Fair. 404
Order    Office :    3418    Commercial
Street,  Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining  car   terminus)
Terms Cash
Melrose Nursing Home
Special attention  given  to  Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
825 25th Ave.  East���Phone : Fair. 987
High-tension Transmission Line Towers   at   Barnet
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
Ernest D. L. Maxwell
Specialties :    Player    Pianos,    Repairs,    Ton:
Phone:     Fairmont  1125
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor  of  Chiropratic)
250   22nd    Avenue    East,    close    to
Main Street
Hours :  1.30 till 6.    Consultation free
Chiropractic succeeds where medicine fails. For all complaints, whether
acute or chronic, Chiropractic is just
the thing.
nishing is practised, instead of the
last. There should be some place in
each house for each one as his own.
The   demand    t'- >r    privacy   increases
with a rising scale of intelligence."
The  modern  kitchen  should bc a
f I   laboratory,   arranged   in   every
convenience  and
quently every day.    After three elays
remove  the  meat  from   tin-  vinegar,
_        7   Z. ,   ��� ,   , wipe  with a  dry towel, cut ga.-lies  in
French  Fish Salad lhe   I11c;iti   .-,mi'insert   strips   of   sail
Select some line white lish. When bacon rolled in a mixture ..f sail. pep.
perfectly cold cut Into neat slices. : per anil ground cloves: put some
On each slice lay a sardine anil ar butter or drippings in an iron pot, and
range ilu- lish un and among crisp vv|u.��� hot put in beef dredged with detail for working
lettuce leaves. Prepare a Mayon- flour, am! brown nicely on all sieh-s sanitary conditions
naise dressing ami Into a half-pint Then add about two cups of boiling' "Tlie aim of ilu twentieth century
of it stir three sardines rubbed smooth water, two carrots and two onions house should be to live iln- effective
with the back e,f a fork, Garnish eui iii pieces, one teaspoonful of life-, compelling man's surroundings
with  parsley. whole  pepper, one blade of mace, a  to meet his needs."
small   piece   of   lemon   peel   and   sail'  ,   m   ,	
Egg Timbales with Peas to  laste;  cover  closely  and  lei  sim
Heat four eggs witboul separating ""''" ^*,,,,1>" '", th�� meat is tender
the whiles and yolks, Add a half then take out the meat and vegetabl-
teaspuunful of salt, a dash eif pepper
Kenneth Fraser
520 Metropolitan Building
(Student at the Beaux Arts)
You'll say so, if you try us.
25th   and   MAIN  STREET
i half teaspoonful "f Chopped parsley,
15 dreips uf union juice, add ��� >i)��.' CUP
of   rich   milk.      Mix   thoroughly   anil
pour into well-buttered molds. Cook,
set on folds of paper, surrounded by
hu| waler. until lhe Centres are- linn
Turn from the molds upon a heel
platter, and surround with nicely sea
suned peas.
Strain the- gravy, renin: lu the tin
and thicken with a little flour, I'm
ihe meal un a platter, pour over one
ur two teaspoonfuls of gravy, and gar
nish    wilh    the-   "iiieeiis    and   camels,
serve remainder uf gravy in a boat,
Oatmeal  Bread
pint   uf   rolled   i
Over a pint uf rolled oat!
one <|tiart of boiling water:
ceiol add one teaspoon suet, oi
spoon of butter, one teaspi
e tea-
f salt,
Among  ihuse-  ihre-e  gicai  expressions i'i the character of the home,
fund,  shelter  and  clothing,  shelter   i-
probably the most obvious,
"The house has long been accepted
as the visible evidence uf the social
Standing of the family." writes Annie
Dewey  in  "The  Outlook,"  "and so it
one-half  cup  of  molasses  and  one-
half yeast  cake,  dissolved  in  a  little   has  come about  thai  large establish
water; stir this thoroughly and then
add two quarts of sifted flour; do not
In   the  iniervals   be tween   dinners
am! el.uices and winter gaieties thai
wen- nearly bul met quite filling hei
lif..  Ethel  Marseleii occasionally   sal
down    to   untwist    anil    arrange    her
tangled ilie-ugbis ami social opinions.
Sin- was .nisi I'm. fresh from a
French convent, and cordial American   ways  seemed   very  pleasant   to
Now, the  morning after ilu- cotil
bun, she was siiiing beside her aunt's
heel, telling in-r all about it.
"1 elee wish you hadn't sprained
yuur ankle just the very day it came.
It was the prettiest thing! And you'd
have loved chaperoning us. The el
orations were perfect, for there wasn't
a   wall-flower   in   sight."    Then   sud-
knead this; allow it to.rise over night.
In the morning stir it again and then
put it in well-buttered bread pans;
let   it   rise   till   it   fills   the  pans  and
incuts, far in  excess of the needs of! denly :
the family, are often maintained, ah- "Aunt Emma, who is Annie Evans?
sorbing an unfair proportion of the'If 1 were going to describe her, I
income. Wilh salaries between $2000 should call her 'the girl that eVery-
and $10,01)0. if more than 20 to 25 j body likes.' And yet she isn't pretty.
per cent, is paid for rent, either needs j she doesn't dress  well, she isn't rich.
ither needs j she doesn't dres
Lake  Buntzen
and  I  shouldn't call her clever,  ex
cept that she musl be to make- ber-
9i ii .u p..pillar Sh< really was 'the
belle- ..I  the ball' last  night    W ho is
she. anyway'"
Amu Emma stalled
"She's just w bai you'vi called her,
Ethel, 'the girl thai ei erj bodi like--'
She's sincere and sympathetic and
never afraid to ihow thai sin- is i
never   heard   her   say   a   mean   ot   ���
jealous thing about anj one Shi's
kind, and quick in In-r kindness, Did
you notice my flowers?" she demanded,  abruptly.
Ethel turned to where a bowl of
nasturtiums flamed on the window-
"They're like a bit of summer, aren't
they? Annie sent them." Aunt Emma
went un. "She has two great window-boxes full of nasturtiums; they
bloom for her all winter. I didn't
kneew any one had time to hear of
my accident, yet last night the
flowers came with a word to tell me
how they would miss me a* the
"I'm beginning to see," said Ethel,
slowly. "Last night, too, she was
kind. You know my dress was such a
new style and such an unusual color
���oh, yes. 1 know it was chic, but
Somehow, I. t����,>. felt different. Some
e~>f the girls whispered, but Annie
told me she had never done anything
but tag after the fashion, and it did
seem lovely to sec some one absolutely new and up to date."
Another opportunity for testing
Annie's charm came to Ethel. One
rainy February day she was drumming dolefully  at  the  windows.
"Il's my birthday," she said, "but
aunty's forgotten, and my Paris
presents won't come in  time."
A discreet hand tapped at the door.
It was the maid with a little parcel.
Ethel untied the blue ribbons and a
dainty little sewing-bag dropped out,
and with Annie's card.
"Aunt Emma's old birthday-book
told me the date," it read. "My best
wishes for its many happy returns."
Ethel laid it on her dresser tenderly.
"Now," she whispered, "now I
know why she's 'the girl that everybody likes.'" -mm
.    The wedding ceremony was | selected the second applicant for the
"a   husky   youth   who   said   it
be a pleasure to do the work
Miss Ferguson, of McKentie, Man.,
is  the  gin-si  eef  Miss  Findlay, ceirner
Bodwell  K.iad and Fraser Street.
.    .    .
The Rev. H. II. Halderslem. pastor
of the Methodist Church, Westminster Road, Collingwood, has taken up
a pasti irate at Victoria.
���   ���   ��
Mr. II. G. Brown, proprietor oi the
Gladstone Hotel, Westminster k.e.iel,
returned on  Sunday    from   ���    two
weeks'   trip   t'i   L"s     Angeles,     San
Francisco, and either .southern points.
* ��       9
U. H. Cook. Quebec Street, president of the Canadian Liverpool Trust
Company, left recently fur Kegina,
Winnipeg, and Other Middle Western
p..hits. He will be absent two weeks.
��    *    ��
Miss Esslemont and Mrs. Stewart
have returned home to 24th Avenue
West, after a pleasant holiday with
Dr. and Mrs. Sutherland and Mr. and
Mrs. Folster, of the C. P. R., at Co-
��   *   ��
Mr. W. H. Kent, of Collingwood
East, was on Monday made a member
of the South Vancouver Board of
Trade, and when elected said he
would endeavor to attend as often
as possible.
��    *   *
Mr. Henry K. Rose, formerly of
thc staff of the main branch of the
Hank of Hamilton, has been transferred to thc branch at Cedar Cottage, where he assumed the managership of that branch a few days ago.
��   *   >
Mr. and Mrs. F. Crowder, 215 Forty-ninth Street, will have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in
the loss of their infant son. The
funeral took place on Monday afternoon at Mountain View Cemetery.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Sperling expect
to leave next week for England to be
gone some months. During their absence their home on Beach Avenue
will be occupied hy Mrs. Sperling's
mother and sister, Mrs. lieetham and
Miss Babs Macpherson.
��    *    ��
Dr. and Mrs. A. T. Fuller have gone
to their summer cottage at Cavary
Island. Others holidaying at this
resort are Mr. and Mrs. George Ash-
worth, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman, Mrs.
Hugh Reefer and family, and Mr.
Frank McFarlane, Collingwood.
��   *   *
A social evening was held at Cedar Cottage hall last Tuesday night
in connection with the L. O. L. No.
2125. There was a good attendance
of brethren and friends, and a very
enjoyable musical programme was
rendered. Refreshments were served
during the evening.
* ��   *
The death occurred on Saturday
morning ol Miss Ada Tovcy, aged
24, daughter of Mrs. Helen Tovey, of
46th Avenue East. The deceased
leaves, besides her mother, one sister, Lillian. The funeral services
were held on Monday afternoon in
Messrs. Greene & Merkley's chapel.
��   ��   ��
The death occurred on Wednesday
of John Ryan, infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander Kerr, of South Van-
o.iiver.    The  funeral  te.ok   place    un
Thursday Bl .1 p.m. from the family
residence, Rev. Mr. Graham official
ing Interment was in Mountain
View Cemetery, T. Edwards fee. having charge of the arrangements.
* ��   ���
At   lhe-     man f     Westniiii-li !l
Church, on Twenty-third Avenue East,
with Rev. George D. Ireland officiating, Edith Grace White, daughter e.f
Mr James F. White, uf 215 Fifteenth
Avenue West, was un Wednesdaj
united in marriage te. Mr. William
Joseph Raftery. of 631 Tenth Avenue
Wesl. where lhe eeeuplc will reside
after iheir return from spending their
honeymoon at Victoria.
* ��   ��
Mr. Robert D. Hay died on Sunday
nighl, July 28. afler a brief illness.
Mr. Hay had lived for some years in
South Vancouver, between 56th and
57th Avenues on Fraser Avenue, and
was well known by many, and especially the older inhabitants. He had
never enjoyed robust health, but his
death came as a shock to those who
knew him so well. He was buried
on July 31, the Rev. J. Pye officiating.
* *    *
Fire Chief Wand is still confined
to thc house by an injury to his foot,
received at the fire on Sunday morning, and during his absence Captain
llarwood is in command at No. 3
hall. Today Relief Captain A. Price
leaves the brigade to engage in business un his own account, and his
place is to be filled by Mr. G. Gray,
who will bc on duty at No. 4 hall,
while Captain Ringrose is away on
a fortnight's vacation, commencing
on Thursday last.
* *   *
Mr. John Dewar, of Prince Albert
Street, South Vancouver, while fishing on thc North Arm of the Fraser
River last Wednesday night, near the
Eraser Street bridge, hooked a sturgeon. The fish put up a plucky fight,
and gave .Mr. Dewar considerable
sport before he succeeded in landing
his catch. Mr. Dewar, who is engaged during the day at the city
gas works, is an enthusiastic angler,
and often in the evening he returns
from the Fraser with a nice string of
* *   *
Miss Winifred Carruthers Redman,
thc first teacher appointed to the
South Hill School, and daughter of
the Rev. W. H. Redman, left South
Vancouver this morning for Switzerland, where she has secured an engagement to teach English. A surprise party was held last Wednesday
night at the house of Mrs. Robertson, and the young folk connected
with thc South Hill Baptist Church
presented Miss Redman with a travelling rug. Mrs. Redman, wife of thc
Rev. W. H. Redman, also left on
Monday morning for Summerland, for
a month's vacation.
* *   *
A pretty wedding took place on
Friday evening, July 26, at thc home
of Mr. McDufT, at 4535 James Street,
South Vancouver, when Miss Janet
Ferrol Tucker, of Greenock, Scotland,
was married to Joseph Wright, son
of David Wright, Greenock, in the
presence of a number of relatives and
performed by the Rev. George D.
Ireland, of Westminster Church. Mr.
ami Mrs Wright will make their new
hemic at the ce.rner of Twenty-eighth
Avenue anil Rupert Road, Culling-
wood. They will be at home to their
friends after the first of September.
��    *    ��
A quiet wedding was solemnized in
Si. Margaret's Church, Cedar Cotlage. mi July 24, when Gwendoline,
eldest daughter uf Rev. William Bell,
uf Central I'ark, became the wife of
Arthur Reginald Pearson, of Collingwood,   youngesl   sun   of   Mr.   George
Pearson, of  Brabourne,  Kent,  F.ug-
lanil    The ceremony, which was fully
choral, was performed
C. Caffin, uf Si. Peters
ence e.f a large number of friends of I ,,f  t|le    pjjgt     Methodist    Episcopal
Ihe bride and bridegroom.   The bride| Church, used a modest want ad  (but
Writ in the Kansas language) to open
would _
for $5."    His  instructions  called  for
a   slap-choke-knockdown-and-roll-on-
ili,- il,���.i-  job,  disabling  or  elisligure-
incnl   barred.     His   work   gave   such
satisfaction  that   Mrs.  G  insisted
lhat he accept the full $10 fee-.
It has lung been recognized that
even a small advertisement, If meaty,
may accomplish wonders, This is
how il happens that the want ad
can be a powerful medium to satirize
public officials.    Greal things may be
expected uf Kansas in this connection���a State that  rarely disappoints.
_    Observe   then,   for   an   example,   how
1 by Rev. G. I'.  \n Junction City a little while hack the
���'���   in  the pres-   Rgy,   Marvin   M.   Culpepper,   pastor
Vancouver Brokerage Ltd.
Fifth Floor Holden Building, Vancouver B. C.
Phones :  Seymour 4245 and 9167
Homes built to suit purchasers, on easy terms
Plan Your Eastern Excursion
Canadian Pacific Railway
Spieial   low   Round-trip  Tickets  on   sale   lei   all   points   East   on
various dates during the Summer months.
l;or a most delightful trip during lhe warm weather take a trip
on the new fast
SS. Princess Patricia
Now making two trips daily between Vancouver and Xanaiinu.
For rates, reservations, and further information apply to :
C. MILLARD, Depot Ticket Agent, Vancouver.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
Money Savers
Read this list.   Each line listed below is a money-saver.   All
odd lines of Summer Goods repriced to clear.
Jabots and Side Frills.   Reg. 35c line, 15c; 50c line 25c.
Dutch Collars.   Reg. 35c for 25c.
10 pieces Colored Taffeta Ribbon.   Reg. 20c yd.   S^le price,
2 yds. for 25c
10 doz. Children's Cotton Hose, tan or black.   Reg. 20c for
15c pair.
10 doz. Children's Silk Lisle Hose.   Reg. 35c for 25c
Linen and Straw Hats all reduced.   Clearing at 25c and 50c.
5 pieces Prints and Muslin.   Reg. 15c for 10c yd.
Oxford Cash Store
Cor. Knight and Westminster Roads
Sunnydene Sub Office
was attended by her sister, Miss Lucy
C, Bell, and the groom was supported
by Mr. A. J. Travis. Thc bride looked very charming in a dress of white
marquisette and lace with a veil trimmed with orange blossoms. Immediately after thc ceremony the happy
couple left for a short honeymoon.
*   ��    *
One of the pretty weddings of thc
season was quietly celebrated at ]
"Mossgicl," Pembroke Street, Victoria, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. j
Andrew Tail, on Friday night, July
26, when Mr. Hugh Parker, of Vancouver, late of Prestwick, Ayrshire,
Scotland, was married to  Miss  Mary
a thunderous campaign upon thc lassitude   of   municipal   servants :
Wanted���A few city officers who
can see at night; also one mayor
with unimpaired olfactory nerves;
a lot of citizens to go after the
bootleggers, hut not as some have
been doing; mothers for the young
girls that walk the streets at night
and are seen in thc company of
young men of doubtful character.
Lives there a Western paper with
want-ad page so dead that the riming notice writer isn't morn or even
Ann  Porter Dick, youngest daughter jng read? Tei one author we bestow
f Mr. and Mrs. John Dick, late of
Kilmarnock, Scotland, the Rev. Leslie Clay, uf the Presbyterian Church,
officiating. The bride, handsomely
gowned in white watered silk voile
with Russian tunic effect, was given
away by her father, and had as her
bridesmaid Miss Minnie McConnell,
of Kilmarnock, Scotland, also beautifully dressed in white. The groom
was supported by his brother, Mr.
Robert Parker, of Prestwick, Scotland. Following the ceremony a
delicious wedding breakfast was
served. Many beautiful gifts were
received by this popular young
couple, who have taken up their residence at 198 Rupert Street, Collingwood. Among the guests who attended were Mrs. T. H. Robertson,
Mr. Hugh Allan, youngest son of
Mr. Allan, Missionary, Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland, Mr. James Dick, Mr.
E. Wright and Mr. Alex Parker. The
time of the wedding was most happily
chosen, for it also marked the 43rd
anniversary of the wedding of Mr.
and Mrs. John Dick, who have resided at the Coast for the past two
years, after many years' residence in
purple  cow;
fusions as :
for a verse about a
to another we give our
trade  for  such  daily  ef-
Apparently, only half of the country knows how to employ and enjoy
classified advertising. In the East
the classified columns remain simply
a department of old-fashioned "want
ads." In thc West their latest use has
been to beat up a husband; and for
years they have satirized public officials, trained poets, stimulated mental alertness in general, and served
as a communication forum for the
humor or wrath of the many-mooded
WANTED���A man  to  thrash a
wife-beater;      $10     reward;     easy
work.     Mrs.   R.   B.   G ,  	
When the appeal here reproduced
appeared in a Seattle paper, eight
men responded. Even in progressive
Washington a husband may not bc
recalled on a simple scratch ballot cast by a suffraged wife. When
the mayor, thc chief of police, and
thc prosecuting attorney had refused
to consider so much as a referendum.
Mrs.   G  had  no  recourse  but  to
popular government by want ad. She
Church officers are Invited to tend in
(or free publication under this head such
announcements as they desire to have
made of services and meetings for the
current week. To ensure insertion on
Friday, notices should be received at this
office by Wednesday evening.
I  like a wife who's never cross,
1 like the blooming roses;
I like to have a going hoss
Who, when he goes, he goeses.
I like a man of real merit,
One who but seldom boozes;
I like a mover like L. Lcritz,
Who, when he moves, he movezes.
This ad, which used to have great
popularity in southern  Missouri, is a
product  of  the imagination :
Attractive Woman, not a day
over thirty, would be pleased to
correspond with eligible man. Not
absolutely necessary that he should
be young. Would prefer one with
property, but one with a good-paying position would be satisfactory.
The young lady is of medium
height, has brown hair and grey
eyes, not fat, although most decidedly she is not skinny. Her
friends say she is a fine-looking
woman. Object matrimony. Reason for this advertisement, thc
young woman lives in a dinky
town, where thc best catches are
the boys behind thc counters in the
dry goods and clothing stores, and
everyone is spoken for by the time
he is out of short pants. Address
Hazel Eyes, Box 23, Bingville, Missouri.
Plenty of genuine communications
from the public surround the fictions.
You must be discerning enough to be
able to tell jest from heartfelt earnestness, as when you read :
WANTED���Thc name of the
low-principled, dirty, cowardly
sneak that poisoned my baby's
white dog last night. The lower regions would be a paradise for the
yellow-livered, low-down whelp, and
I want to give him just a five-
minute sample of it before he gets
home. If you want some easy
money, name him.
Eastward the course of progress���
in want ads as in forms of popular
government���relentlessly takes its
way. Ponder!���Charles Phelps Cush-
ing, in thc "Canadian Collier's,"
Terminal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Howe Sound Route
For evening wear, satin slippers
matching the color of the gown are
���   *   *
casions when thc coat and skirt costume is absolutely essential, there are
times when the one-piece gown is by
far lhe smarter and mure appropriate;
besides in these days of fascinating
separate wraps the one-piece gown
can always be transformed, so far as
appearances arc concerned, into a
coat and skirt costume.
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Corner 26th Avenue and Sophia
Street (one block east of Main) : Minister, Rev. George D. Ireland, B.A.
Residence, 275 Twenty-third Avenue
East. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
The Minister will preside at both services. Sunday School and Bible class,
conducted by thc Minister, at 2.30.
Wednesday Service at 8 p.m. Y. P.
S. C. E., Monday, 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid
Society, third Thursday of the month,
at 2.30 p.m.. President, Mrs. James
Esslemont; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs.
John Mouat.
* si  e
Knox Presbyterian Church, Carleton Hall, Collingwood : Services ;
Sunday morning, 11.30; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 10.30 a.m.; Young
People's Guild after Evening Service.
Minister : Rev. Geo. C. F. Pringle.
Residence ; School Road.
��   ��   ��
St. David's Presbyterian Church,
Winser Street, near Bodwell Road :
Service at 11 a.m.; Sunday School
and Bible class, 2.30 p.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30. All are invited.
��   ��   *
South Hill Presbyterir.n Church,
Corner of 48th and Draper : Services
at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. A cordial invitation is given to all.
He      *      *
Methodist Church, Westminster
Road, Collingwood : Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 2.30. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m.. Prayer Meeting Wednesday,  8  p.m.
* *   *
St. Peter's Church, Main Street :
Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.;
evening, 7.30. Sunday School, 2.45.
Holy Baptism, 4 p.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m. Vicar :
Rev. G. F. C. Caffin, M.A. Residence,
I'M 39th Avenue West.
* *   *
South Hill Baptist Church: Fraser
Avenue. Services, 11 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Sunday School, 3 p.m. Pastor,
Rev. W. H. Redman. Residence, 523
Fifty-third  Avenue  East.
* *    m
St. Margaret's Church, Agnes Road,
Cedar Cottage : Services : Sunday
morning, 11 a.m.; Evening, 7.30. Holy
Communion : First Sunday in month,
11 a.m.; third Sunday, 8.30 a.m.; Vicar
Rev. Wm. Bell, M.A., Churchwardens,
vlessrs. C. Williams and F. W. Tucker.
Organist and choirmaster, A. R. Pearson.
* *    *
Ferris Road Methodist Church, 51st
Avenue, one block west of Fraser :
Sabbath services ; 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sabbath School and Adult
Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.; Teacher, Bible
Class, the Pastor. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m., Mr. Frank Harford,
president. Prayer Services, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Choir practice, Friday,
8 p.m.; Choir leader, Mr. T. Coltart.
Ladies' Aid meets first Wednesday in
every month, Mrs, John Pye, president.
* *   *
Gospel Hall, Gartley Road, Cedar
Cottage : Services : 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sunday School, 3 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 8 p.m.    All invited.
eV       *       *
Cedar Cottage Hall, Baptist Church
Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.;  Bible  Class, 2.30 p.m.
+       *        *
Cedar Cottage Presbyterian Church :
Services : 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.;
S.S.E. Bible Class, 2.30. Pastor J. C.
ss. BARAMBA leaves Evans A Coleman's
dock  every
Monday .. 8:15 a.m. Priday .. 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday .. 9:15 a.m. Saturday . 9: IS a.m.
Wednes. .. 9:15 a.m. Sunday . .10:10 a.m.
Thursday .  9:15 a.m.
lor Bowen Island, Anvil Island. Britannia
Minca and Squamish, arriving back in Vancouver about 7:15 p.m. every evening.
Meals aerved on board, 50 cents.
Pare to Bowen Island, 50 cents each way.
Special excursion tickets, good for day ol
issue only, fl.00 round trip.
Tourists should not misa this trip, the
finest on thc coast.
man'a dock every
leavea   Evans   ft    Cole-
Monday .
. 9:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
Tuesday .
.   9:15  a.m.
Priday.   .
��� :15 a.m.
Wednes.  .
.  9:15 a.m.
lor Great Northern Cannerv, Caullields Landing, Fisherman's Bay, Porteau, Britannia
Mines, Squamish, Newport, Mill Creek: arriving back in Vancouver about 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday the Britannia
will only go as far as Bowen Islam), making
three round trips to Bowen Island on Saturday, leaving Vancouver at 9:15 a.m.. 2 p.m.,
and 6:30 p.m., last trip leaving Bowen Island at 8:15 p.m.
During     camping    season    the     Britannia
leaves   Evans  &  Coleman's dock every
Monday    .   6:30 p.m.       Saturday   .  6:30 p.m.
Wednes. ..  6:30 p.m.       Sunday   ..  6:30 p.m.
Thursday .  6:30 p.m.
for Bowen Island and way points, leaving
Bowen   Island   for   Vancouver   every
6:30 a.m.
6:30 a.m.
Priday   . .
6:30 a.m.
6:30 a.m.
arriving   in   Vancouver   at  8   a.m.
Sailings   Subject   to   Change   Without
Evans & Coleman's Dock
Phone :  Seymour 2988
North Arm Steamship
Company Limited
Meals and Afternoon Tea Served
on Board
_L-,            '  e/lWie... ,..'
'    MtpiiiM ('���
it     ji^iSI
-       *
The large, comfortable stern-wheel steamer
refitted entirely for this run will make a
DAILY TRIP to THE NORTH ARM, Burrard Inlet on week days (except Saturdays)
at 9.15 a.m., Saturdays, at 2.30 p.m.; Sun
days, at 10.30 a.m., calling at Roslyn Park,
Lake Runtien and Indian River Park, arriving back in Vancouver at about 6.30 p.m.
Steamers sail from Ferry land���Foot ol
Main  Street.
The parasol with a crook at the
end   of   the   ferrule   instead    of    thei '"
straight  slick is a  revival of a very  Hauling    Distance   for
"hi  style.    This sort of a parasol  is. Decreased
carried Upside down  when ���closed. An  important  decision
*    ���    ���
Al a recent wedding the' brides
maid'l freick was carried mil in tin
palest of yellow and green, the dee
orations also carrying out this colo
scheme. This is a cool and delight
fill change from pink and blue.
This season thc strictly plain tailored suit seems to have no place in
milady's wardrobe���even for the
mountains, seashore, or for travelling.
Every new creation���both foreign
and domestic���shows smart touches
of trimming, and some of them arc
very elaborately trimmed. We arc
favored this season with a greater
number of absolutely new creations
from the foreign makers than ever
before, yet at the same time each one
is attractive in its own individuality.
It is really these chic touches of trimming that make this distinction.
* *    *
A linen handkerchief bag is most
useful for summer wear. It should
be made of heavy linen. The scallops arc padded and closely buttonholed. The flowers and leaves are
worked solid, with the dots as eyelets and the stems in the outline
stitch. Thc back is buttonholed to
the front, and thc flap is fastened to
the back, and falls over the front,
which is finished at the top with a
narrow hem. Tbe bag is attached to
the waist by narrow bands of linen,
which are sewed to the bag, and
fasten under the belt with a safety
* *   *
The one-piece gown has so much to
recommend it that its success can
scarcely be wondered at, although
the coat and skirt costume is always
advocated in preference as being more
practical if there can be but the one.
However, in these days when clothes
can be bought for so small an outlay,
there is no outfit so limited that both
styles arc not included. There are oc.
has been
given by the railway commission in
regard lo the opening of the right-
of-way across lhe Canadian Pacific
Railway tracks at Clark Drive, whieh
will have the effect of cutting down
expenses in connection with thc
bringing into South Vancouver of all
kinds uf merchandise. It means now
that this entrance has been opened
up, and that half the former distance
has been cut off.
New Interest
Secretary Charles Harrison, of thc
South Vancouver Board of Trade,
states that throughout thc municipality a new interest is being shown in
the work  of  the  Board.
New members arc joining the
Board regularly. During thc past
few weeks Collingwood has sent several active business men to the
Board, among them being Messrs
Bailey, W. H. Kent, Clements and
The Epworth League of thc Ferris
Road Methodist Church entertained
lhe Mountain View Epworth League
on Monday night last. Thc latter
provided; sweet music was discoursed
former lhe refreshment. A very
pleasant evening was spent.
*    *    *
Thc South Hill Presbyterian
Church held a garden party on Wednesday afternoon in the grounds of
Mr. Harrison, between Forty-fifth
and Flirty seventh Avenues on F'raser
Avenue. A most attractive programme, which included sports, was
provided, sweet music was discoursed
and refreshments provided. The
weather was all that could be desired.
Splendid bungalow, on beautiful lot,
close to Main Street. $100 cash
secures.    Balance very easy.   ^^
D. W. Grimmett
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
Grant Phipps
(Successor to M. Jenkins)
Estimates given      JOYCE STREI'
Next Sabbath, at the close of the
Evening Service, the quarterly communion will be held, and a reception
service for new members at the Ferris  Road  Methodist  Church.
The Ferris Roard Sabbath School
picnic was held on July 25 in Stanley
Park, and young and old had a gay
time. Mr. Phelps and Mr. Mosby
superintended thc sports, at which
everyone gave a good account of
A big sale of Japanese and Chinese
silks, dresses, dishes, and novelties
will start at the store of Tein Wa
Sing, on 19th Avenue, near the corner of Main Street, next week, and
will be continued for a limited time.
This stock has been carefully selected,
and is to be sold at greatly reduced
Spent Money is
That Put In Homes
Because dollar (ot- dollar we do not
believe there is anything else on earth
that brings the same pleasure aa a
home. And again, by investing right
here in your home community you are
dealing in values you understand, and
with people you know; hence the risk
of loss is completely eliminated. What
you don't know about lumber we are
here to tell you, and we may be able
to help you avoid many of the mistakes that are frequently made in the
selection of lumber unsuited for different purposes. Some lumber is 0. K.
for outside uses, and not worth a cent
for interior finish, and vice versa. We
know just what is best for most purposes, and have it in stock to show
you.    Drop in and let's talk it over.
ERALED T HMD BBS. marked "Tend
fnr Mrs Insurance," on three bnck ���ddtti'
and four new brick  Schools, $25,000.on < ���
risk, addressed to the undersigned, v* ill
received up to 12 o'clock noon on Tuesd
August   13,   1912.
ny   tender   not   necess.m
Thc   lowest
l:or   full   particulars   apply   to
P. 0.  Box 59, Cedar Cottage P.  O.
SEALED TENDERS, marked "Tend,
for Clearing," will be received by the wide
signed up to 12 o'clock noon on Tuesd
the   6th   August,   1912,   for   the
clearing   and
rough   grading   of   School   bite*   on   S.-W-   '*
"There's No Place Like Home"
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
Phone : Fair. 16S9
1), \. ?31, lacing on Ferris Road, and BH*
18 anel 19, D. I,. 52, facing on Ferguson IM-
anet addition to Sir Alex. MacKenzie Sell"-'"
grounds, being lots 25 to 32, Blk. 2, D. '������
Separate tenders must be submitted i|ir
each  Site.
The lowest or any tender not necessan'y
Full   particulars   may   be   obtained   from.
P. O. Box 59, Cedar Cottage P. O.
TEAMS wanted for grading School grain'I'
at   Cedar   Cottage,   corner   44th   Avenue   and
Ontario   St.,   and   corner   61st   ATenue   and
Ross St.    Apply by letter, stating terms pe'
day.    Also man capable of superintending t'ie
P.  0.  Box  59,  Cedar Cottage


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