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 WSSmk CHINOOK
IF, No. 38
SOUTH VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA,SATURDAY, [ANUARY 31. 1914
I'rice 5 cents
Deadlock at Present Exists in Main Street Paving Negotiations���
Contractors Refuse to Accept Council's Proposition to Cancel Contract
The Council Desire Contract Annuled and
New Tenders Called for ���
Mr. W. H. Harvey of the Dominion
Creosoting Company Explains the Position
of the Contractors at an Interview
.'lie   Main   Street   paving  contract
.- discussal at - eme length by the
��� uncil in private: committee, on
Tuesday when Mr. William II. Harvey, "f the Dominion Creosoting
C ompany attended "it the invitation
.if the council. The company's snli-
-11��� ��� r was alsn present and the terms
��� the contract were Riven consideration.
It is understood that the council
iffered to recompense the company
inr such work as had already heen
done on condition that the contract
In cancelled and tenders called fnr.
This proposition Mr. Harvey, on behalf of the Dominion Creosoting Company  definitely declined  to entertain.
As matters now stand, there is a
complete deadlock, and the contractors arc simply awaiting further action on the part of the council. As
the municipal engineer will not authorize any further work on Main
Street, the whole paving is now hide, finitely held up.
Several statements as to further
developments have been freely circulated throughout the municipality
without any confirmation by the partus concerned. It was stated, for
instance, that thc council were willing that the Dominion Creosoting
Company .should proceed with the
w rk' as far as Thirty-fourth Avenue,
r Bodwell Road. The contractors
hny that they have been approach-
by the council to that effect.
It has also been stated that a suit
for damages might be commenced by
the Dominion Creosoting Company
if tlle work was stopped or the contract annulled. Whatever may he
contemplated by the contractors itn-
>ler future developments is not definitely known, and in the meantime,
further steps on the part of the council are awaited.
As considerable doubt prevails as
lo the exact position of the contractors on the whole matter, a representative of the "Chinook" interviewed
Mr. W. H. Harvey of the Dominion
Creosoting  Company  on Wednesday.
"The gist of our conference with
the council, yesterday," said Mr. Harvey, "was simply a request that we
ancel our contract with the munici
pality, which we naturally enough
refused tn dn. Nothing tun lu-r u.
taken up.
"We have all our plant on the
ground and have everything ready to
proceed at full swing when we get the
order.
"The whi .le jnli can be completed
with ease this year if we get an
early start, but thc council have the
power to delay tlle work and we cannot make a starl until we have their
permission, So that the matter, as
far as the resumption of work is
concerned, is entirely  in  their  hanels.
"The work which we have done
and which was authorized by the
191.3 council was more in the nature
of relief work to provide for a prn-
peertiejii e,f the unemployed during
the winter. This work was employing about seventy men at the standard wage, but is now held up by
the   new  Council.
"This work was on the surface
drainage, and should really bc done
during the winter as the wet weather
is of great benefit in getting the
trenches back filled in good shape."
 1   ^s   I
South Vancouver Bonds
At a special meeting of the finance
committee of South Vancouver council the advisability of fixing a minimum figure at which municipal debentures may be sold in future was
discussed. The opinion was expressed that 91. the price at which one
imillion dollars' worth of South Vancouver debentures were recently sold
was too low, having regard to the
expenses connected witli the sale. In
the meantime the recent sale of debentures will enable the council to
meet outstanding indebtedness to the
Bank of Montreal on February 1,
when certain loans fall due for repayment.
Tour of Inspection
Reeve Dickie and several members
of South Vancouver council made a
tour of inspection in different parts
��� if tbe municipality. They inspected
thc water tank which will hold 750,-
000 gallons of water for storage pur-
1'i-ises at Central Park as well as the
waterworks and  municipal wells.
THE MILK PURITY QUESTION
IN THE VANCOUVER DISTRIC1
The South! Vancouver Milk Company in   Interview With the
"Chinook" Gives Categorical Denial to Reports in Recent
Inquest on Boy's Death
It was recently reported in the
Vancouver press that at an inquest
��� n thc death of three-year-eehl How-
ird E. Eastham. the son of Mr. Gil-
crt Eastham. of 53 Twenty-seventh
\venue West, South Vancouver, the
inry brought in a verdict expressing
���he opinion that the infant's demise
mis caused "through partaking of
milk which was evidently infected."
\ rider was added that "they would
Mrongly recommend that all milk offered for sale, and all dairies handling same in the municipality be subjected to a rigid inspection before
ihe  milk  reaches  the public.
Dr. W. A. Moffat who attended the
child is reported to have said that
"he understood that preservatives
were put in milk, either formaldehyde
or boracic acid." He added that "it
was quite possible that thc irritation
that either of these might be expected
to set up would have caused the conditions shown in the boy." Dr. Curtis, who made the post mortem examination is reported to have said
that "prior to his examination an
injection of formaldehyde had heen
made in the body by the undertakers,
which might have nullified part of
Hie investigation. Too much boric acid
or formaldehyde in something eaten
"by the boy might have produced the
effect.'!     ,
As the milk used by the family of
the boy was purchased from the
South Vancouver Dairy, and is there-
Ie>re a serious reflection on the character of the milk sold in thc municipality, a representative interviewed
Mr. P. S. Barker, the manager of the
dairy  in   question   upon   the   matter.
"The report in one of thc Vancuuver papers," said Mr. Barker,
Dairy, "was altogether inaccurate and
exaggerated.  The  boy's   death could
neet  possibly have been caused by the
milk supplied by the South Vancouver Dairy, Even the doctors dill not
say that il was actually caused by
milk, but by some irritant poison
at present unknown. Their dairy had
never used formaldehyde or any other
preservative whatever in their milk,
so that if death was caused by any of
the poisons referred to by the doc-
teei^, it could not have been through
the milk supplied by the South Vancouver  Dairy   or   Milk  Company.
"They had never," said Mr. Barker "had a single complaint brought
against the purity of their milk
since the South Vancouver Milk
Company had been in business. Thc
whole dairy is carried on under the
most modern and sanitary arrangements of any in the province. All
milk is pasteurized and bottles arc
sterilized before being sent out. Inspection of their premises has always
and is how cordiallv invited.
"As a matter of fact," continued
Mr. Barker, "the recent report of the
Vancouver city analysist, Mr. F. C.
B. Vance, een the standard of the
Greater Vancouver milk supplied last
month, issued by the City Health Department, shows that the South Vancouver Dairy has one of the highest,
if not tlle very best analysis of any
of the numerous other dairies recorded The government calls for a
standard of 3.25 butter fat percentage,
and the samples of thc South Vancouver averaged over 4.00 percentage,
which is well over the average standard. There is not, I believe," said Mr.
Barker, "another dairy in Greater
Vancouver which has so high an average."
.  It is only fair to the South Vancouver   Milk   Supplv   Company   to  state
I that   Mr.   Barker's   assertions  appear
The "Two-handed Sword*'
Falls Upon Municipal Heads
Council Makes Drastic Changes in Various Civic Departments
New Fiscal Arrangements to be Made With South
Vancouver Financial Agents
Right Honorable Sir Wilfred Laurier, who though shorn of the
dignity of Prime Minister, continues to be the dominating personality in the Canadian House of Commons. Sir Wilfred, now over 70
years of age, is making a last stand against the Canadian bank octopus, the Railroad combination and the knighted millionaires of the
Canadian Manufacturers Association. During the present session at
Ottawa Sir Wilfred is particularly championing the cause of the
prairie wheat growers.
BOARD o/TRADE ANNUAL BALL
The state ball will be held Febru-
arv  11.
While His Royal Highness, the
Duke of Connaught will not likely be
present the event promises to match
anything ever held in the Dominion
..f Canaela in the way of a social
achievement.
Sir Richard McBride has been invitee! t.e attend together witli all the
other dignitaries within a day's navel
nf South Vancouver. It'- the annual
ball of the South Vancouver Board
.if Trade. In former years tin function, under the' capable direction of
Mr. W. J. Prowse and committee has
been a peerless success. Mr Prowse
will make all arrangements fm' the
ball this year, assisted by Messrs.
W. I. Allen. George Greenslade, C.
\V. Feast and II. Halberg,
The annual ball will likely lie held
;it   Kalenberg   Hall.   Main   Street,  an.l
lime and expense will nol be spared
in   staging the  event  .
In these parlous times it Is well t'i]
be' explicit in all matters relating t",
the civic welfare nf Smith Vancouver.|
The   annual   ball   Is   an   event   which
the members of tin- Board of Trade,
privately   support.     There   need   imt
lie any apprehension regarding the
financing of this social occasion
The last meeting of the South Vancouver Board 'ei Trade f.er the year
1913-14 was held Monday night���that
is.  the  last   business    meeting.     A
special meeting will be held in the
near future for the nomination of officers for the ensuing year. It is stated that there may be some changes
in the executive eif the board. Mr. R
C. Hodgson, who for the past three
years has been president, speaks "l
retiring, in view of 'ether public duties which eat in upon his time. Mr.
Hodgson has been an active officer
on the board and has given much of
his time to aid its welfare. The hope-
is expressed in many quarters that
Mr. Hodgson may be prevailed upon
to again allow his name to go before
the members feir the president's chair.
Mr. Lamond is at present the secretary of the board, having taken
over the office upon the resignation
of Mr. Charles Harrison, who has
just returned from the (lid Country.
It is likely that Mr. Lamond may retire and that the office will again be
taken up by Mr. Harrison.
During the past year the Board of
Trade has seen many of the projects
initiated by its members carried into
effect. The formation of the Xeerth
Eraser Harbor Commission is of outstanding  importance   in   this   regard.
The extension of the postal delivery
area in South Vancouver may also be
credited tn the Hoard nf Trade elur-
ing the' past year. Equalizing of tcle-
phone rates has been a matter which
iias received close attention. The project tn establish a public market
where tlie fanners nf the district might
come tn sell their products directly
tn the consumers i- an undertaking
which the mernbers this year will
likely see carried i" a successful issue, The board has worked zealously for the development e.f industries
along ihe North Arm nf the Eraser,
ami has nut with considerable success in this respect, and will doubtless pursue the policy outlined during the coming year.
All matters touching upon the pub-
lie welfare have from lime to time
received the serious attention of the
South Vancouver Board of Trade,
li might be mentioned that the movement to place the control of public
utilities in British Columbia uneler
a Royal Commission was lirst start-
eel by the Se.uth Vancouver Itnard of
Trade.
Tin' membership of the board has
increased greatly during the pail .war
ami the body is n'""ing in importance ami Worth, and should receive
ihe assistance .mil co-operation 'luring the coming year of every man iu
Souih Vancouvir with the municipality's   welfare   at   heart.
Transportation Facilities
Thc whi le council and reeve nf
South Vancouver have been appointed a committee tn wait upon the B.
C. E. R. company to request through
transportation on Main Street from
i central point in Vancouver to the
Wcstniinster-Eburnc line. It will also bc sought to abolish the present
settlers' tickets on Main and Fraser
Streets and a straight five-cent fare
substituted. The question of trans-
Donation facilities on Kingsway will
itsn be considered.
Tlu- "two-handed sword" which
was threatened t" be used iu municipal reorganization has now fallen
wilh a vengeance. At least Satur-
day's meeting of the council ii was
decided to dispense with the services
..f the following heads nf departments:
Departmental   Reorganization.
Auditor, Mr. M. J. Crehan; Chief
<ef Police Jackson and two recently-
appointed constables, and Mr. Kenneth   Lamond,   police  court   clerk.
Inspector Young, of the building
department, Inspector Thuresson, of
the plumbing department and Municipal Electrician Rawden. were also
asked to resign. These departments
are to be amalgamated and Messrs.
Voung, Thuresson and Rawden are
invited to make application for the
new position thus created under one
management.
At the same time the municipal
clerk was instructed to call for applications for the position of chief of
police and for municipal engineer.
For the latter position. Acting-engineer  Cradock  was  invited to  apply.
Auditor   M.  J.  Crehan.
With regard to the retirement of
Mr. M. J. Crehan, the following resolution   was   adopted :
"That the auditor, M. J. Crehan
(who on March 11, 1913, while sitting as government auditor and commissioner accepted from the late
council an appointment as municipal
auditor at a salary nf $1000 for the
year 1913). be notified that his services as such terminate forthwith
with.ml any further notice, whatsoever, and that the clerk be instructed
t.i call fnr applications fnr the position, applications to be in his hands
imt  later  than   February  14,"
New   Fiscal   Arrangements.
The' council also decided tn cancel
all existing agreements between
South Vancouver an.l Messrs. Wood,
Gundy & de.. the municipality's financial agents, with lhe view of continuing business with them on a nieire
definite  basis.
Ward   Foremen   Dismissed.
A further use ni the sword or axe
has  been   maele  by  the  dismissal   of
I seven   ward   foremen,  and   notice-   of
dismissal have als   been given tn all
employees in the plumbing, wiring
and Imil.ling departments. The council has also reorganized the water
rates collection system, by placing
it directly under the supervision of
the  finance  committee.
Applications for ward foremen will
be received on February 14. All em-
ph yeis in the plumbing, wiring and
building departments who have been
given notice are required to vacate
office by the end of February. These
departments will then be amalgamated under the superintendence of a
building inspectors, two wiring inspectors   and   two   plumbing   Inspectors.
On Monday another change was
announced, Mr. J. X. Mouat, stores
manager being asked to resign. Mr.
Mouat is also invited to apply for
the position for which applications
will  bc  called.
Thc council passed a resolution
authorizing the repayment to the
Canadian Bank of Commerce of a
$100,000 hypothetical loan.
A Municipal Acts Committee
The reeve was also authorized to
appoint a municipal acts committee.
In this connection it was proposed
that a delegation from the council
visit Victoria to ask for legislation
and to watch the progress of acts or
amendments introduced into parliament that may affect South Vancouver.
School Board Estimates
The estimates for thc current year
of the School Board were under consideration by the council. The extraordinary estimates were criticised
by Councillnr G')ld an.l others, were
formally rejected. The items included $13.00(1 for the purchase of a
school site, $12,000 fnr the purchase
nf twelve additional hits. $2.\<��iil inr
school additions and $21,000 for manual training supplies. The ordinary
estimates amounted in $163,000.
Milk Bylaw
The new milk bylaw was read and
tiled for further consideration. This
bylaw which was passi d by the 1913
council, anil was supposed tn go intn
effect ..ii January 1. 1914. eli.l not receive the sanction of the Provincial
Governmenl offcials and was returned
without the approval of the lieutenant-governor in council.
FIRE-FIGHTING APPARA TUS
IS NOW SECOND TO NONE
South Vancouver is Now Equipped With Improved. Fire Protection
Which Should Help Reduce the Present High
Insurance Rates
to be completely verified by the figures published of the milk analysis
referred to. It may be further stated that the South Vancouver dairy-
have under consideration the taking
of proceedings against a Vancouver
City newspaper for alleged libellous
report in a recent issue.
South Vancouver Liberal Association
The regular monthly meeting of the
South Vancouver Liberal Association
will bc held next Wednesday. February 4. when a full attendance is re-
quested, Members of the club will
also debate with the members of the
First Baptist Church. Vancouver, on
Tuesday   evening.   February  3.
A Through Car Service
A petition is being circulated
throughout South Vancouver addressed to the Reeve and Council praying that a through service be run
fremi Main Street. South Vancouver
to the city. The necessity of transferring at 25th Avenue, as at present,
is ciinsidered very inconvenient, and
the cause of much unnecessary delay. The petition is being numerously signed.
Se.uth' Vancouver's second pieci of
up-to-date fire' fighting apparatus was
put througii ii- official test on tht
I4ih of tin- month, and like Its sister machine, which was tested eeut
some days previously, accredited herself most admirably
The   two  machines   were   built   by
the W.   E.  Seagrave Co. of Walker
villc. Ont.    They arc beetlt combination hose  ami  chemical  wagons with
a hose carrying capacity of two thou- '
sand  feet  each,  are both  motor driv-'
en. having six cylinder motors of approximately  e.ne  hundred    and    ten
horse power.
The start was made from No. 3
Hall at 43rd Ave. and Fraser St., with
a full load of hose, the committee of
couneilmen. Chief Lester and the men
i freim No. 3 Hall aboard. A run was
made over 43rd Avenue to Victoria
Road, thence out Kingsway to Central Park, where a speed of from 45
to 50 miles per hour was attained
through the traffic. Returning from
Central Park the party then went
down Kingsway to Broadway.
to Granville, thence over Shaughnessy Heights Hill, at the top of
which a speed of over thirty miles
was recorded. Stopping at Fire
Headquarters in Point Grey. Chief
Turner was added to the party, who
piloted them througii the municipality, taking them around Marine Drive
and up and down the steepest hills,
for which the westerly end of Point
Grey is noted. The steepest one with
a gradient of over 18 per cent, was
topped, with full load, at a speed of
over ten miles per hour. Taking into account the condition of this hill
and the amount of load carried, this
was considered by all to be a most
I remarkable  showing.
Seiuih Vancouver should certainly
feel proud tee think that at last we
have the nucleus of a fire-fighting department second ;.��� none. It has
1 ing bei n needed. It is t.i be hoped
that the council will ri-e tn the fact
that whal we now need is more pro-
tection even. an..ther hose wagon
f.ir the protection of the thickly settled portion around the third and
fourth warels anil a pumping engine
tn take' cave of the higher points, more
particularly in Collingwood where thc
water pressure is hardly adequate feer
fire  fighting purposes.
$2,000 for Each Ward
At a special meeting of the South
Vancouver council last week a resolution was passed awarding $2,000 to
each ward for emergency work. At
the same meeting the reeve announced
that it was not likely that any deputations could be heard until the regular meeting on  February 3.
A Recount in Ward 2
A recount in Ward Two. of South
Vancouver will be held before Judge
Sehultz in Vancouver on Thursday
of this week. It will be recalled that
at the recent municipal elections, the
heaviest polling occurred in this ward,
a total of 758 votes being recorded.
At the same time the majority of Mr.
G. A. Stevens over Mr. W. B. Russell was thc extremely narrow one of
6.
As the "Chinook" goes to press on
Thursday it will not be possible to
(give the outcome of the recount,
which of course may result in a
change in the representative of the
ward. SATURDAY,   JANUARY   31,    1914
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
THREE
GRAND   (MITRAL   HOTEL
Fully Modern and Up-to-date
EBURNE STATION, B. C.
CORNER OF FOURTH STREET AND RIVER ROAD
THE LEADING HOTEL
EUROPEAN  AND AMERICAN  PLAN
GRAUER & DUMARESQ, Proprietors
AUTO PARTIES CATERED TO
PHONE EBURNE 135
Collingwood Pure Milk Co.
PURITY CLEANLINESS
REGULAR DAILY DELIVERIES
All our Milk and Cream is treated in the HOLDING
PASTEURIZING PLANT, in accordance with the
new PROVINCIAL ACT'S REQUIREMENT.
G. W. HAWKINS C. F. HAWKINS
EARLS ROAD, South Vancouver
MERE SELLING
of merchandise is not our whole desire. We aim to give more in
exchange for dollars and cents, absolute and unconditional satisfaction.   We are never satisfied until you are.
Brbwh  &   Poison's  Paisley   Flour,  the  package 15c
Me.nk  & Glass  Assorted Trifles, the package 15c
Symington's  Soups, all kinds, the package ^c
California   Ripe   Olives,   the   can ��� "c
Fisher's Peanut Butter, the jar 15c to 50c
Sunkisl Oranges, sweet and juicy, the dozen 15c to 30c
Finest Codfish  Bricks, the pound "C
Pioneer  Minced  Clams,  the  tin 20c
French Teas, Price's, the tin - tor 3=c
California Comb Honey, the box 2jc
Xeel's Black Currant Jam, the jar 2:ic
Heinz Pure Olive Oil, the bottle 30c
Fraser & MacLean,
26th Avenue and Main
Phone :  Fairmont 784
BITULITHIC
PAVEMENT
Has the following attributes:
Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency; noiselessness ; easy drainage; dustlessness; economy.
Bitulithic approaches more closely than any other the
ideal of a perfect pavement.
Its notable durability makes it more economical than any
other paving.
The thoroughfares paved with bitulithic are an impressive
object lesson in fine paving.
Bitulithic has been adopted in over two hundred cities in
the United States and fifteen cities in Canada.
See Granville Street, Fourth Street, Heather Street, Marine Drive and Magee Road in Point Grey; Georgia, Burrard
to Stanley Park; Tenth Avenue, Laurel to Granville Street;
Twelfth Avenue, Seventh Avenue, and Venables Street, in
Vancouver City.
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
Phone :   Seymour 7130
417  Dominion Trust Bldg. Vancouver, B. C
Dominion Equipment & Supply Co
LIMITED
Contractors and Municipal Machinery, Equipment and Supplies
Phone Seymour 7155
839 Beatty Street	
THE   LABOR   WORLD
ADDRESS  A.M,  COMMUNICATIONS   TO   THE    'LABOR   EDITOR"
With the "financial itringency" now,
u is hoped, a thing 'ii ih'' put, tbe
workeri in these parts are looking
around taking stenk e.i the- wurk that
is expected tei be dealt with this year.
It was beeped that the tunnels from
false- Creek tee tlie river would have
been started ere this, but from all
appearancei the time still seems <li-.-
tint  when a commencement "ill be
maele   with   this   work.
Tlle   city   last   week   paiied   a   big
contract m the paving of Victoria
Drive. Thii ihould provide work
fur epiite a number of men feer two
eer three  ine.nths  at least.
Prom all appearances outside wurk
ihis year would seem as if it was ge>-
ing tee be a little mure plentiful, but
as wc have saiil before there are meere
than enough men here to till the jobs.
the government    used   tome   horse
sen-i - Let anybody try ami buy that
land ami thev will get a rude ihock
Imtead   "I   a   dollar   an   aire   he'   will
find the- price- about a dollar a foot
Oh, theie pe,. ,r  land-ownenl
*   *   ���
Gosden, I VV. W. representative
"ii the- N'iners' Liberation League,
ami whole utterancel at the recent
man meeting held in the lle.rsc
Show Building gave s'e much offence
tei trade unioniltl generally, has handed  iii  lii^  reiignatlon  t'�� that body.
The work on the paving of Main
Street has been held up for the past
two weeks. What will be the outcome of the conference to be held
between tlle council and the cejiitrac-
tori is problematical.
* *   *
The  ce.uncil  of  South   Vancouver
last week allocated ilu sum of $2l*io
t'j each wanl. llie- money  u, Ue  spent
on neceisary improvements. In connection therewith, small a- tin- sum
was, ��e' .Mn- glad t" iee that they
endorsed iln' $i .1 elay minimum.
* *   ���
Vancouver Typographical Union,
Local N'o. 22(>, installed iheir officebearer! f'er the cii-uhig year al last
Sunday's meeting a- followi President, k. I'. Pettlpiece; vice-president,
W. Metzger; executive committee, EL
Pleming, Ernest Patrick Kirkpatrick,
K. A. Marshall, VV. R. Trotter and J.
I)   Wilt.,n.
The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy   takes  his   min'   awa back hame for an hoor or twa
The   Labor   Representative    Com-
mittee are- getting down tee business.
Thev have drawn up a set of bylaws
which are being submitted Iee the local unieeiis affiliated for their approval, It is propoied to levy a per capita tax of 50c per member per year to
provide a war-chest fur election time.
'The- bylaws are well made out ami
preclude any possible chance of a
politician using the committee to further his own interests at tlie expense
ui organized labor.
Only une clause of the bylaws we
weiuld like tu see amended, and that
is the one dealing with the electoral
districts   tu  be  contested.     We   think
that  instead uf Vancouver  Electoral
District it should be changed tu
Greater Vancouver, thus giving the
electoral district uf Richmond, with
its big working class population a
hance to participate in the benefits
that will come freun efficient labor representation.
We feel sure that this will be
amended, otherwise a large percentage of the workers in Vancouver
would bc disenfranchised though contributing to the Committee.
The Richmond constituency has
South Vancuuver within its borders
with a total of 10.000 names on the
voters' roll, Of this number it can
safely be assumed that 75 per cent,
are of the working class. With a redistribution bill in the air and the
chance of having another seat to till
it will be seen that no other district
stands a better chance of securing
labor representation than South Vancouver.
It is tei be hoped that the workers
will take a lively Interest in the (beings of this body and give it their
warm   support.
The time has gone long bye when
the workers should be organized
every   day   except   election   day.
The treatment the government has
meted oul to the'1 Vancouver Island
miners should act as an incentive tee
every   true-minded   citizen   to    hand
ifes
BEST   FOR   CHILDREN
Chambers 40 per cent.
Emulsion Cod Liver Oil
Soothes, Heals and Builds
up the Lungs and System
We guarantee it
Second to None
SPECIAL PRICE 85c and 40c
CHAMBERS
DRUG   CO.
Collingwood East
themselves together to throw-
yoke of autocracy that has been displayed here far too long.
"To thine own self be true
And  it must follow as  the night the
day
Thou canst not then he false to any
man."
Karl Manx once said. "Workers
unite, you have nothing to lose but
your chains." To the workers nf B.
C. wc would say "you have nothing
to lose but McBride and the stolid
five, or six." feer we should not forget our own beloved member, although we have never seen him���
Carter-Cotton.
It turns out after all that we were
mistaken when we thought the province was broke. The- premier intimated at the Tory convention last
week that wc had all kinils e.f money
in the bank. At the same time he
showed the desperate strait- some of
the poi.ir land-owneri were in with
reganl  to making their  payments  oil
the land the government had given
away. The land in the first place was
given away for an eeld sung and at
that the owners Won't pay up. but
Ihe premier comes tu their aid and
intimates that he considers them
highly desirable personages fur
whom he has the greatest regard and
he does not propee-e' tu treat them
harshly.
How many of lhe idle workers in
Vancuuver could have been put on
some of these tracts to advantage had
"I'm  b.n^i;ii4  for my dear old home
ayaiii.
The cottage i" the little winding lane.
I   call  see  the  ruses  climbing,
I hear the sweet bells chiming,
Ami I'm lunging fur my dear old
home again."
N'oo freens, frae the verse o' the
sang 1 wis hummin' eewre tae mysel,
yae' micht be thinkin' I hail got a bad
attack u' hame seeckness. Disabuse
sail' mitiils yince an' for a'. There's
Ither  reasons  fur it than  that.
When a fellie has wan or twa o'
his taes itchin1 tae bate the baund wi'
the chileyblains, a cauld in the heed
an' a bad dose o' the tithick. a' at yin
an' the same time, he's hardly responsible ber his actions, an' he can bc
forgien if lie has a bit thocht o' hame.
Jist al thi- time when sae mony
Scotties hae been peyin' their res-
pecks tae the memory o' oor ain beloved Rabbie Hums, it michtna be
��� eeei 0' place if we tak a bit trip hame,
metaforically speakin', as Lord Rosebery wiul say. an' look 'en what the
folkl 'II be daen  there the noo.
The cottage in the little windin'
lane���weel, that should hae been the
cottage tip the little windin' stair.
There's been mony chenges in Scotland sin the day Rabbie wis born in
a thatched but an' ..en. Noo. tae
economize space an' eie the fo(k as
muckle breathin' room as possible,
they pile the cottages up wan on the
tap  O   the  ither.
Hooever, that wis mare tae the
credit than itherwise o' mony eminent men. like mysel, that hae plodded 1111 the golden���or raither pipe-
cleyed���stairs o' a tenement tae his
cottage "' a room an' kitchen, wi' a
very necessary claithes-stick fastened
out the rue un windae tae enable the
wife tae  dry  the  household linen.
The   kitchen   wis   the   maist   used
place 11' the twa.    It acted as a bed-
_   room,   sittin-ruiein.   dining     hall     an'
off't'hc  laundry.    There   wis   as   muckle   fur
niture stored in that place as wud fill
thr:e o' the ordinary rooms out here,
an' yet, for a' that, yae aye seemed
tae hae plenty room.
The mantlepiece wis aye the pride
o' the place. I can mill' line hoo a'
thc "articles ,,' vertu" were displayed
on the tap ee' the kitchen jambs. Twa
in ni dugs���wan at each end���the gas
bracket in thc centre, an' a' kins o'
truck in the shape o' tea caddies, biscuit boxes an' ither articles too numerous to menshuti were in their places
tae rest oor e'en on when we wud bc
meditatin'.
I kin min', when I wis a laddie,
that wis my job on a Seturday forc-
nutie, tae dust doon the mantlepiece.
an' if 1 sheiuld happen tae be sae
careless as tae misplace ony o' the
aforesaid articles, the eagle eye o'
my mither wud sune detect it.
The weemen held their at hames
in the kitchen, the men used it for
their political debates, an' even the
pairish minister wud hae been insulted if yae had askit him intae ony
ither place than the kitchen.
The ru..111 again, wis used for ither
p'trposes. The' big chest o' drawers,
withoot which nae house wis complete, occupied the place o' honor, the
tap u' which generally served as a
libr..ry. wi' the faimily bible or a ceipy
0' Rabble Burns' works in the centre
On the side stood the sofa, wi' a
COVCr drawn owre it tae keep it frae
the steeor. an' a sweet, as the
young merried f'>lk ca'd it. ���>' hair
stuffed
Th.
graphs o' oeer  faither an' mither, oor
leather  chairs,
u.i s were decorated wi' phot
grandfather an' mither an' uncles an'
aunties innumerable, interspersed wi'j
nan   or   twa   ither  kins   o'   prints   tie
liven   tlle   thing  up.
Of course there wud be a bed in j
I'.van u' the corners but it rither added tae the appearance than itherwise.
The best cover wi- aye reserved for
the room bed an' when everything
wis clean an' polished up. a lady's
boudoir in sume o' the faushonable
West End heeuses wudna gie it ony i
pints.
If yae  happened  tae  hae  the  nerve
lae possess  a  pianny.  that  addeel  tae
its reputashun, an' al-u yaer ain, but]
fur  a'  that,  the  kitchen  wis  the kit-1
chen   an'  tlie  room   the   room.
Mony happy rcculleckshuns come'
tae my min' o the mony guid niehls '
spent by the kitchen fire. Wi' yaer;
dey pipe puffin awa at Irish Roll, i
readin' the paper or argyin' the pint i
wi' some freen on the political topics i
o' the day.
\gain there wis the kitchen fender on the hearthstane, where man
an' wife wud sit, efter the bairns had
geiiie tae bed, an' discuss the various
problems o' victuallin', clothin', health'
an' education o' iheir offspring. Mony
a big man in the world the day owes
his success tae that wee crack on the
kitchen fender afore bed time.
I can see the roses climhin���weel
I canna say 1 ever saw them growin'
in the flooer box ootside the windae.
The space at yaer disposal wisna
very suitable tor a reese bush, but its
place wis taken by the guid auld fati-
sluened geranium, fuschias, pansies
an' sic like.
I can hear tlie sweet bells chimin'���
weel, that's true, if onything. Gaun
where' yuu like ill Auld Reekie, yae
could aye hear tlle bells. Ii vac werna relecgis, it wisna the faut o' the
kirk in no' providin' vac wi' means o'
kennin' whether the cluck wis fast or
shew.
The kitchen hauds a warm corner
in the average Scotsman's hert. Gaun
where yae like, yaell aye fin that
place is the maisl used of a' in ony
place he micht mak his abode,
lie micht own the regulashun bungalow or a hoose o' ten or twelve
rooms, but yaell maistly aye I'm' the
kitchen's the place he warms his taes
an' taks  his  toddy  in.
Noo at hame, frae a' accoonts tluy
seem tae be haen a period o' industrial activity, an' I'm rale gled tae
hear it. Yin thing abexit it owre there
tliey dinna bother themsels very muckle owre their deeds an' agreements
o' sale, but I'm jist thinkin' if sume
o' the Vancoover fellies that got tired
sellin' townsites twa or three months
ag.i were hame they wild be wantin'
tae tak an opshun on the Queen's
Park or Leith Links or the Glesca
Green  .
The pantomimes 'II be gettin' near
the end o' their run an' the stars 'II
be comin' in for their different benefit nichts. The popular s.-mg '11 be
commencin1 tae get stale again an'
the fitba enthusiasts 'II be lookin' cag-
crh forrit tac the draw in tin taicond
re,,.ml u' the  Sc,ittish .
lly ilie wey. 1 sc there's i probab-
ilitj   o' the buiil.I  Celt-  cumin' OOt   On
a tour here this year    Irish as they
ar..  they can be richt  sure O1 a  licily
Scottish welcome nae a' the fitba enthusiasts lojoumin' in they pairts.
The Celtic ��� what playeri yae can
conjure up in yaer mill's eye when yae
think u' i lie-ni - Mccehan an' P..vie,
McMahon an' Blessington, Martin an'
Grov(���the "iily yin 1 wiul i it abune
them wml In- Bobbie Walker! Heest
yae  quick!
LITTLE MOUNTAIN HALL
Cor. 30th Avenue and Main Street
Comfortable Hall for oublic meetings,  dances,  etc.,  to  Let
Apply W   J. STOLLIDAY
34 32nd Avenue
Hamilton  Bros.
Embalmers and Funeral
Directors
Parlors and Chapel:
6271 FRASER STREET
Office Phone:   FRASER 19
Residence Phone:    FRASER 25
(Day or night)
OUR
FAITH
IN   THE   SHOES   WE
SELL MAKE US
HOPE
YOU'LL TRY THEM IN
CHARITY
TOWARDS    YOUR
FEET
FAMILY
SHOE   STORE
No. 2
CEDAR   COTTAGE
Vancouver
View of the North Arm, Burrard In   let
The time I hae been writin' this
I've had my feet stccpin' in a hasin
.,' hut water an' the ilchin's no' sae
bad noo. 1 hie got vent tae my feel-
iu's a bit. an' efter a', when 1 come
tae think o' it, I dinna seem tae be
muckle  the  waur  off  oot  here.
I micht loss a lot o' the wee pleesure- I wis accustomed tae, a lot o'
my freens an' relashuns. but there's
aye some compensashun in some form
or the ither.
For yin thing, I wud never have
had the pleesure o' takin' pairt in a
Sooth Vancoover eleckshun, an' that's
a thing I wudna hae missed for a
whole lot.
I'm pretty sure the Scottish folk
'11 tak a big pairt in the makin' o'
this province, an' fond o' their native
laund as they are, yaell fin' they can
mak as guid citizens here as the native scuis born an' bred.
Noo  I'm  gaun  tae rub  some beeswax  on   my  chileyblains  an'   hae  a
[wee nip for my tithick so I'll wish yae
a' guid nicht the noo.
Yours through the heather,
SANDY MACPHERSON. TWO
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY,   JANUARY   31,   19:
Vancouver Will Be a Great City
��� and ���
Shall Be a Great Industrial Centre
The greatest force in Vano.mcr's prosperity is e.iii   industrial
development, and the greatest force in the' latter is the minimum
industrial investment welded together and honorably controlled in
evolving freun small beginnings, large ami proiptroui industrial concerns, which provide large pay-reills and full dinner pail-
Yancouvcr shall have these and meet her keenest competitors,,
because we can provide cheap Industrial sites, cheap homesites, where
transportation by sea and land can converge at a greal dock system
in touch with world commerce.
You can hasten the day of great things.
Wc have to that end made arrangements whereby we can offer
gilt-edge industrial investments in denomination! uf $200, which will
give returns of 10 per cent, and over per annum; payments spread
over one year without interest.
Dont procrastinate, but respond quickly and be patriotic to
yourself and in turn, patriotic to your own city.
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PHONE SEYMOUR 5556
Phone : Seymour 8425-8426
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Registered Office:
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TWO STORES
30 to 34 Cordova W., Between Abbott and Carrall
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We cater to the man who wants the best, for the least money
Hughes Bros' Big Liquor Store
105 HASTINGS STREET  EAST, VANCOUVER, B. C.
Phone : Seymour 330
We  carry  everything  in  the  Liquor  Une
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.
HIGHLAND LIQUOR COMPANY
7S8 POWELL STREET    ::    Phone Htghl.nd 555
Dealers in Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Cascade Beer  ..     pints SI doz., quarts 92 doc
Heidleberg       "     ��1     " ���'       *2   "
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Gladstone Hotel
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GREATER VANCOUVER NOTES
NEWS   AND   COMMENTS
South Vancouvei municipality is
OOt tl"' 'inly public body that is reor-
nniztns its permanent staffs The
City eei Vancouver departmental staffs
arc being reduced, and ii ii expected
that the health and engineering department! will he re>arranged, while
| thc building ami waterwotki staffs
ill alsee probably be reduced.
Mr J. Francis ilttrsill (Felix Penne)
writes lo the press as followi :    "May
1 ask through yuur columns inr the
names and addreistl oi men and women now in Vancouver and its mb-
urhs who can he called "Londoners?"
Several popular artists fremi "the
heart of the empire" will sheertly be
in Vancouver. Some of those wine
like myself have come from "the
smoke" would like to greet those who
delighted us in thc past in true Cockney style, The Orpheum will kindly
give us a special opportunity. If you
are interes'cd send name and address to J. Francis Hursill (Felix
Penne), secretary Society of London-
en, Collingwood East, South Vancouver,"
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor have
left "Broomhill," their former he une
in South Vancouver, for Xorth Burnaby, where tkey have taken the residence lately left vacant hy Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Cotching or, the Kent
road, who have left for England, via
Mexico.
* *     St
A double christening took place
last week when the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Gales Johnson, of South
Vancouver, was named Emily Victoria Segurljorg Johnson, and the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Jackson, of 2930 Victoria Drive, was named Nina Sigrini Margaret Jackson.
The ceremony was held at the home
of Mr. A. Fredrickson, 4295 Sophia
Street, and the Rev. Hjorten J. Leo.,
of  P.lainc, officiated.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. D. Milligan entertained the members of St. David's
choir at the residence of Jev. J. R.
and Mrs. Robertson on Friday night,
January  16.    A most enjoyable even-
Overheard  in   Smoker
Exe���Sigar,  old   man?
Wye���Thanks! (puff, puff). Capital weed this. Aren't you going to
smoke,  too?
Exe (examining the remaining one)
���No, I think not.
Wye���What's the matter? Did you
give me the wrong one.
Angelic
Customer���But is he a good bird?
I mean, I hope he doesn't use dreadful   language.
Dealer���'E's a saint lady; sings
'ymns beautiful. I 'ad some parrots
wot used to swear something awful,
but, if you'll believe me this 'ere Bird
converted the lot.
wanl A. Geliter and Clifford B. MacLeod,  Me.berly School;    Homer    E.
Baldwin. Carlton School; Alan J.  Xapier. Me iii nie School; Florence Sim.
Wolfe  School;   I.ila   II.   B...len.   lir.eck
School;   Vivian   M     Greenlay,    Van
I I..rue   School.
* *    +
Tlie Chineie of South Vancouver,
I'.burne and Lulu Island, celebrated
last Saturday in orthodox fashion
iheir national holiday. i here were
the usual fireworkl display but no
caiualtiea, the police keeping a cloae
natch upon the Chinese quartan.
* *    ���
The Burns' Chili, nf Burnaby. gave
it- anniversary celebration and haggis supper ien Friday night last week
at Jubilee, when Mr. D. C. McGregor
presided. Among others present were
Reeve and Mrs. H. M, Fraser, Mr.
and Mrs. D. C. McGregor, Mr. R. R.
Davidson, Mr. C. S Wood and Mr.
J.  Smith.
e��        *        *
Mr J. Francis Bursill (Felix Penne)
gave an interesting address on Sunday evening at Staples Hall, Fraser
Street, South Vancouver, on "Robert
Bums, the poet of Liberty, Equality
and Fraternity" which was much appreciated. Sunday was the birthday
of the great Scottish poet.
* *    *
On Thursday evening, February 12,
the Vancouver Firemen's Benefit Association will hold its annual ball and
supper in the Dominion Hall, Pender Street, Vancouver. This will be
the sixteenth annual event of the kind
and several representatives of South
Vancouver and district are expected
to  attend.
CENTRAL PARK
A splendid performance of the
Operetta entitled "Princess Zara"
was given Friday evening last week,
in the Agricultural Hall, under the
auspices of the Central Park Presbyterian Church. The dramatis personnel consisted of about 80 pupils
from Lord Selkirk School, Cedar Cottage. The play was excellently staged, going from start to finish without
a   hitch.    It  would  be  invidious    to
On the read to Shushanna g-ld mines
ing was spent and Mrs. Milligan, organist and leader, is very much encouraged with the growth and ef-
ticency of the choir under his le ider-
ship.
it    St    t$
Tlic Dominion Equipment and
Supply Ceimpany have removed to
their new premises at 1150 Homer
Street, Vancouver.
Mr. J. Francis Bursill (Felix
Penn), will lecture at the Britannia
High Schoeil, Vancouver, on Friday,
February 6, on the subject, "The London of Charles Dickens and the Londoners of today." The lecture will
be illustrated and further entertainment will he provided by a glee club.
On Saturday, February 7, the birthday of Dickens will he celebrated by
a concert and dance at Collingwood
Institute.
At the annual meeting of Ward VII
Conservative Association, South Vancouver, held at the North Arm School
house on 1 hursday, last week, the
following officers were appointed :
H. B. A. Vogel, president; C. W.
Twiddy, vice-president; J. Robinson,
treasurer; H. W. Stones, secretary;
executive committee, G. W. Stones,
S. R. Bonner, Alex Ward and J. A.
Rock.
The first annual meeting of the
Vancouver Builders' exchange will
be held In thc office of the exchange,
Fairfield Building, on Tuesday, February 3, at 5 o'clock. In the evening,
commencing at 8 o'clock, the first annual banquet will bc held in the Elysium Hotel. Among those who have
been vniited to attend are Mayor Baxter, Vancouver, Reeve Dickie, South
Vancouver, Reeve Fraser, Burnaby,
and Reeve Churchill, of Point Grey,
and many others interested in the
building trades of Greater Vancouver.
The following were the pupils who
received gold medals at the recent
presentation by C. M. Whelpton, of
the South Vancouver School Trustees
in the order of merit : Frances O.
Tremlett, of Tecumseh School; Jessie
M. Slingerland, Selkirk School; Alexander Brown, Mackenzie School; Ed-
single out any one for particular
mention, where everyone, from Her
Royal Highness downward did so
well.
The teachers are to be congratulated on the result of their painstaking labors; such meritorious work
is deserving of all praise. The
audience was large, appreciative and
enthusiastic, and will bc glad to have
the pleasure of another visit from the
Princess and her talented, entertaining household,
Dance Night
The Friday night dance in Kalenberg Hall, corner of 34th Avenue
and Main Street. South Vancouver,
is still being held weekly, and the
rumor that it has closed is entirely
without   foundation.
Cedar Cottage Good Templars
"Springridge" Lodge Xo. 79, International Order of Good Templars,
held   their   usual   weekly   meeting   in
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ITS DURABILITY���Docs not crumble or pulverize under the densest traffic; second only to granite
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expensive plant or skilled workmen required.
ITS SANITARY QUALITIES���Creosote being a
highly antiseptic and waterproofing material instantly destroys all germs, prevents the absorption of
street tilth and consequent decay.
ITS NOISELESSNESS���The rattle and bang of
vehicles passing over its smooth surface absorbed
and muffled till the quiet of the dirt road is obtained.
ITS DUSTLESSNESS���Does not pulverize; thc
heaviest traffic only pounding down the wood fibres
to offer the greater resistance.
ITS CLEANLINESS���Having a smooth surface and
being waterproof it does not differ in this respect
from asphalt.
We manufacture blocks of the highest possible
standard, the verv best materials only being used and
in the DOMINION WOOD BLOCKS we believe
we produce an article that has no equal.
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Vancouver, B. C.
B.  C.   ELECTRIC   IRONS
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THE MARKET
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CARRALL   AND
HASTINGS STS.
PHONE
SEYMOUR 5000
1138 GRANVILLE ST.
(Near Davie)
YOUR BUSINESS:
1. Is your business paying ?
2. Are you worried over the state of your books ?
3. Is all your capital tied up in customers' accounts?
4. Is your system of accounts all you could desire ?
5. Are your collections properly looked after ?
MY BUSINESS:
To show you whether your business is paying or not.
To put your books in proper shape.
To reduce your outstanding accounts.
To suggest a system that is best for your business.
To personally look after your collections.
G. WM. PATERSON
Office���620 Bidwell  Street.
Residence���3715 Dock Street
ACCOUNTANT AND AUDITOR
VANCOUVER, B.C.
Phone Seymour 913.S
Phone Fairmont 20201.
the Cedar Cottage Mall, Victoria Rd.,
on Friday of last week. There was
a good turn out of thc members to
welcome Brother Watigh, G.S.J.W.,
from the Island. Routine business was
gone   through  as   was   the   initiation
ceremony.
At the next meeting, Friday the
30th, officers will be elected for the
ensuing   terms.
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3
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SPECIAL SALE
Off  Men's  and  Boys'  Overcoats,
Ladies'  Rain and Overcoats.
Off all Men's and Boys' Suits, all kinds, no
reserve; all Hats and Caps, Odd Pants and
Fancy Vests, Dressing Gowns and Housecoats
CLUBB & STEWART
Tel. Sey. 702. V 309 to 315 Hastings St. W.
LIMITED SATURDAY,   JANUARY    31,    1914
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
FIVE
Hastings
and
Gore Ave.
EMPRESS
Lawrence & Sandusky, Lessees
Phone
Sey. 3907
Week of February 2
Matinee* Wed. and Sat.
The   Del.  S.  Lawrence
Stock   Company
WITH
.Miss
Maude   Leone
In the Great Comedy Success
THE FORTUNE HUNTER
By Winchell Smith, Author of "Get   Rich   Quick  Wallingford"
Matinees 25c Any Seat
Prices 25c and 50c
THEATRICAL
AWnCAL
Empress  Theatre
Another bright snappy comedy will
he- presented at tlu- Empress Theatn
by 'he- Lawrence Company commencing Monday, February .'. th.  play I i
ing "ilu- Fortune Ilunter," the iMi
work oi Won he II Smith, who hai al
ready   inch    iucccmci    ��    "Bobb)   " '  ' etl?T*
Burnt" and ['Gel Rich Quick Walling- a
ford"   iee   his   credit      Vlmi il   t\ery
man)     I  ���  ���
, ;iue! phrai
-with  Imn
llel     e,e|ll     V. .   rdl
-   ere  original
Mr   lh gan i- one of the
lion  and   will   doubtless   elo  tlie  same
during   hei eme nl   at   the
' 'rplie um.
Mi��� t?Ai Taylor,an expert (arceose
ipp   ���   I '���>���_��� .   II though cap
any     will     pr�� bi nl     Law r< nee
- .   "Aftei    l
Wedding "    'i he iid
lain jusl ��� ��� ��� man)  i tug - hri*t-
IIKI-    pudding    eleee-    g 1    things.      Al
.iu>   rate it  supplii
ith   a   role   particularly  adapted  t1'
her  i! ilit)     Tl i    ��� ��� ��� et of farci   is itn
niuin and ihe- author as v�� ell :.-
'he  playeri  ha-   kt-pt  this  fundati   1
tai prim ipli   in -. iew  both in thi
-true-tt- n and planning of "Mter tin
Mk K Phone Sey. 318
\ Granville Street
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of the  lame name ai ii  ran  serially '  il   "u'  '.'""   '"  "n,v��rla,1y  ��� ���<���-��� ��� -    -      .'.undone
,pied,  and   In-   cisil   lo   Vancouvei    ...
will be an event in show annali ,     . -        ther unl I  tl ���
Sebastian    Merrill    and    hii    Yip  nt the .urtain
\.e, -. an aggregation of the worlds      A compan) of five Belgian! organ-
atest whirlwind cycling comedians
FAIRMONT THEATRE
18th and Main Street
SATURDAY'S MATINEE, 2 till 5
"The House ol Features"
in the- "Saturday Evening Poat," and
vra- widelj  read when later .--.ici in
book   form.    The  dramatization   will
be  found  to retain all of  lhe- best  of
tlie many  situations anel  the charac-  greatest whirlwind cycling comedians   ized  by   Victor   Hockney  and  knuwi
t'-r which eiiaele  tlu- -te.rv - - popular, j ii another big feature on the bill, this  a|   the   Hockney   Company   has  jus
Mat  Duncan, .. young man down eenia.-i   includei   lhe    thrilling    tandem arrived in thii country for its iuitia
his luck, hai a friend who ii a rich somersault by two cyclisti, a feature  American vaudeville tour.   The Hock
broker.   Thi  l.r..k>-r has often naked  never   before   attempted   by   anyone.  ... >  Company ofleri an act that .
THE PINNACI." 09  VAUDEVILLE
Extraordinary   Ba  -   --. '   '   -.1   En-^ian'i ^   Idol
MARIE   LLOYD
Q..ffi ef C   m y le i -
EVA   TAYLOR   4   CO.
In   "Aim   ihe  V,V;   . I
FOSTER & LOVETT
"echo's  Who"
Nat, but he- hat always failed. As a
last reaource the broker finances a
icheme whereby Nat is t.e lee- a fortune hunter,    lie directs him t.e nn
An exceptional  offering  ii  thai
Brown & I'.lyler. recintlj of the "Zie-
field Follies,   with a musical anel vocal   offering   thai   i"P��   anything   in
to a  small town, pose- ai a modest,  this Iin
hardworking   young   man.   woo   and     T,u.  jes��ika Troupe, known as thi
win a rich mans daughter and get a I "Tumbiinja  Satans" is a S. & C. im
i mixture i gmynastic and unicycli
. manoeuvers which through the method
-.1 iti presentation Immediate!} 11
-nnn'- the form e,i a novelty. Each
member of the company ii an expi rl
in ' i- or In r parti Hilar line and their
united  efforts    invariably    command
TEACHER
OF THE
Mr. JIM TAIT
VIOLIN and PIANOFORTE
Is prepared to receive a limited number of pupils
and impart instruction al their homes or at his
STUDIO :
COLLINGWOOD EAST,  At B. C. Electric  Station
new  start.     Nat  find8 a  town  where-'     ,,.,,:  ��� *,i ,���',., c ,.,,. {���. . i,r '���,,],, ' atii-uiion.
in a rich banker has a marriageable "    i     o.;    n-    -   he    e" re act i K��" '��� "'    k^'n'^ D   thc new, ;ic'
daughter  and  he   proceeds  to  carry 'mJu L nf the "difficult"'inaVmnas' f'ffercd l,v  Poiter '"ul L"vt'"'     l "
out the plan.    Everything is    going mpa,de up of the    1,,fl     '   '" g3��� called "Who's Who," but really ttfere
line until  he meets a poor druggist's Z       .,,  ,,        ,       ���              .   fi. i| no reas.en fe.r so lucid a title. Any
daughter whom he falls in love with. '    O'Malley   Jennings  and   Edna 0,her name would do as well.    Hiey
Id druggist has had hard  luck Dorman, the noted English comedian ;1U. COmediani who can  sing anel do
The
and Xat helps him out with the money
the broker advanced him. lie takes
over the store and makes a success 'ef
it. The e,ld druggist has an invention
patented that brings a fortune which
he bestows upon Xat and his daughter, The broker is paid and thc play
ends happily, but not until after four
acts e.f good clean, wholesome comedy. Must of the action takes place
in   the   village   drug   store     and     the
and the pretty girl have a royal entertaining feature entitled "A Bit of
English."
In addition to these Vaudeville acts
there will be first-run motion pictures and an attractive concert by tbe
Imperial Concert Orchestra. Don'l
forget the opening date, next Monday
it. This .Itiee ..f men promises to become one "i vaudevilles sure lire hits
���all they ih eel is te> repeat in the.
cities they have not played the success acquired during their other engagements.
Novelty is the keynote 'if the music
nicely '���Turn." submitted by  Binni
ind come  and   see  what  a  cosy  anel   BinnS   &    Binns,     Their   playing   on
cheerful   theatre   you   have   in
iniilst.    All  car-   pass  the door.
your
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H.   H.   DEAN,   Proprietor
COR. TWENTY-SIXTH AVENUE AND MAIN STREET
We change daily wi��h a fresh feature each day.     We have installed a New Powers 6 A, the most perfect motion picture machine
made.
Come any night and see a NEW FEATURE on our NEW HIR-
ROROIDE curtain just imported.
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W. H. BRETT & CO.
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REAL ESTATE
LOANS,  INSURANCE, ETC.
Notary Public
Dominion Express Money Orders Issued
JOYCE ROAD, COLLINGWOOD EAST
Cedar   Cottage   Theatre
"THE HOUSE THAT PLEASES"
20th Avenue and Commercial Street
SATURDAY MATINEE. 2 to S
. We show the best, cleanest and most up to date pictures with a
complete change daily.
COME AND SEE
THE  BUILDING
SEASON  OPENS
Having purchased the Stock of Messrs. Geo, K.
McBride & Company, who for years did B
LARGE CREDIT Business, we are selling for
CASH
And   giving   the   people   of   South   Vancouver
the advantage of a saving of
15 to 20 per cent.
ON  ALL LINES OF HARDWARE
BUSINESS   WILL   BE   GOOD   DURING   1914
F. R. MORRISON & CO.
3150 MAIN STREET FAIRMONT 899
;���/������.;������'>BUY AT HOME"���
Good for a Laugh
"Do you get much fun out of life?"
"Yes, indeed, there's always somebody to laugh at, and if there isn't
I can fall back on the many fool
things 1 do myself and that keeps me
from   moping."
He Took the Hint
"Just one kiss," murmured the bookkeeper.
The pretty stenographer pointed to
a placard.
"No Goods at Retail," it stated.
So he took a job lot.
various instruments will delight the
musically inclined. In their comedy
they utilize several minor mechanical effects that are both clever and
original, besides which their "gags"
and business are not hoary with age.
Billy Rogers is said to he the only
individual possessing the ability to
present exact reproduction of the
tones of almost every musical instru
ment.
and developed a line baritone voice
which he uses in an effective manner
to the opening of his act. It is t>.1-
lowed by a concert een a cornet, flute,
mandolin, banjo and musical glasses.
These are interspersed with such
comedy effects as the incoming of a
suburban train and the "chug" so dear
tei autonieibilists.
Alcide Gapitaine has perfected hcr
Miss Maude Leone, of the Empress Theatre
small town characters introduced are
very lifelike and many of them extremely amusing. Alf T. Layne will
will have the role of the old druggist-
inventor, one of the most lovable ever
created for stage purposes. Maude
Leone will appear as his neglected I
daughter, a sort of modern Cinderella,
and Del Lawrence will assume the
leading role as Nat Duncan, in quest
of a rich wife, but who limls ultimately that love is more than money.
The entire company appear in the
supporting cast and the settings, notably that showing the rejuvenated
elritg store will be splendid examples
of  stage craft.
Imperial Theatre
The Sullivan & Considine shows
which are at the present time playing
at the Orpheum Theatre will be transferred to the Imperial Theatre on
Main Street, where the same fine
class shows will hold forth commencing Monday matinee, February 2, at
2.45 p.m. Three shows daily will be
given, one matinee and twei night
shows, the first starting at 7.30 and
the second at 9.15. The prices for
the matinee will be 10c and 15c, and
for the night shows, 25c and 15c, with
box seats priced at 50c for any performance.
The theatre has heen entirely renovated, painted and decorated and
a complete transformation has taken
place both to exterior and interior.
It will be one of the most comfortable popular price vaudeville houses
in Vancouver, and the public can rest
assured that the show will always be
a first-class one and worthy of its
patronage.
Bert Leslie, originator of the famous "Hogan Series""of slang comedy,
and who is known the world over as
the "King of Slang," will be the
headline feature of next week's bill
in his latest offering, "Hogan the
Painter." Mr. Leslie is the very last
word  in  up-to-dateness in  slang and
Orpheum  Theatre
Everything is in readiness feir the
opening of the big Orpheum Circuit
Shows at the Orplieiiiu Theatre, Cranville Street, mi Monilay afternoon,
at 2.30 p.m., and there promises to
be a record attendance for thc whole
week, lirst em account of the coming
of the big circuit tee Vancouver, second the stellar attraction, Marie
Lloyd; and third, the excellent show1
that has been booked for the firsl
week. The opening night. Monday al
8.15. promises to be a memorable eme.
Tlle Mayor and the Aldermen and
City Hall officials have been invited.
The Londoners. 60 of them, all residents of the Smoke, will be on hand
tei give Miss Lloyd a great reception
and all society and anybody who is
anybody  will  be  eeut   in   force.
Probably the best known objects in
all England are Buckingham Palace
and Marie Lloyd. Miss Lloyd is without doubt the most popular English
comedienne of the day. In London
her name is a household word and
such endearing terms as "Our Marie"
and "London's rdol" are generally applied to her. See many remarkable
comediennes have come from .lohn
Bull's Island that it is difficult to
imagine the superior gullibilities Miss
Lloyd possesses. It may, however,
be explained by her keenness of characterization, and a personality which
sweeps everything before it. Each
one of her songs is the distinct bit
of characterization executed with ]
cameo clearness. She makes a study
of each character she attempts to depict and therefore enacts the type
with perfect fidelity. Miss Lloyd exercises considerable caution in the selection of her songs and has been
unusually fortunate in securing numbers that are as unique and distinctive as is their portrayer. She has
made three trips to this country, each
one of which was of very short duration, this being her first tour of
America, especially the western part.
Even in tiV cities where she is not
well known she has received an ova-
THE   HOCKEY    COMPANY
Foreign    GyTina<iic    Unieyc'.e    Novelty
BINNS    BINNS   &   BINNS    ..
The   Vagabonds   in   Co.neeiy   and    Mum:
BILLY    ROGERS
Inimitable   Musical    Mimic
ALCIDE   CAPITAINE
The Perfect Gymnast
ORPHEUM   CONCERT   ORCHESTRA
ORPHEUMSCOPE
Ma'inee   PliceL���15c,   25c.   50c   and   $1.00
Evening   Prices���25c.   50c    75c   anel  $1,00
feats on  Sale One Wfik  in  Advance
IMPERIAL
C   I WC  111 T
GRAND   OPENING   OF   THE
SULLIVAN   &   CONSIDINE
EMPRESS  CIRCUIT   VAUDEVILLE
MONDAY    MATINEE.    FEB.   2nd
Extraordinary   Engagement   of
"The  King  of  Slang"
BERT LESLIE
'Himself)    &    Co.
In   "Ho��an   the   Painter"
JENNINGS   &   DORMAN
In his youth he studied music The Zn^hh Johnnjc and the American C]d
JESSICA   TROUPE
The   Tumbling   Satans
BROWN 4  BLYLER
Songs  and   Piano   Selections
ESSANCESCOPE
Showing   Latest  Views ol  thc   Motion  Picture
World
Special   Feature   Act
hibition   oh   the  swinging  trapeze   I,. , SEBASTIAN  MERRILL &  HIS  YIP YAPS
a  tine  art.     During her  performance Whirlwind  Cycling  Comedians
shc   displays   the   utmost   sangfroid.!	
She is adept, skilful remarkably\Uub>��� Dti]y 2Ai pm.. p,ict, ,0c am, 15c
strong in the arms and intrepid to a We| NlghtIy , J0 and ,��� Pric��� 15c and
degree.    Many of her feats are watcll- j5C;   Boxes  50c
ed with bated breath, particularly that '        Complete   Change  of   Program   Weekly
iii which she walks head downwards  Three shows Dai.
along  a   shining  bar  from   one  trapeze to another.
The (.Irpheum Concert Orchestra
will be heard in a fifteen-minute ciin-
cert at each performance in ."ehlition
te, the regular performance which
will   conclude   the  bill-
Three  Shows Daily
PANTAGES
Unequalled
Vaudeville       Means       Panttf**
Vaudevflle
Sunday Closing Bylaw
A majority eef South Vancouver
Council decided on Wednesday not
to support an appeal against Chief
Justice Hunter's decision em the Sunday closing bylaw. Appeal in the
case was authorized late in 1913 by
the old council e.n the recommendation of the municipal solicitor. C"itn-
cillor E. Gold contended that the onus
rested with thc Attorney-General's department at Victoria und neet with
the  municipal  council.
Reeve  Dickie,  however,  refused  tee
give his consent tee the resolution on
Wednesday.    Another  vote  on    the.
matter will  be taken  by  the  council
at   a   later  meeting.
Chief of Police
Mr. R. McBride, who was mentioned as a possible successor tee Chief
of Police Jacks.m denies the rumor.
Ile says lie would not accept the position even if it were off(jfed to him.
Insufficient  Security
At  a  recent  meeting of the finance
committee of South Vancouver council it wa- resolved tee cancel a cheque
iu  favor e.f  Mr   Aubrey  Hicks on ac- j
count   eif   a   beau   OUI   of   the   sinking j
fund.    Il  was stated that  the security I
was   neet   sufficient   tee   meet   with   the
approval eei ihe committee and a res,,.
Itition   ..I   the'   council   of     Dcccmhcrj
19, 1913, authorising the bean was re-j
scinded.
Gospel Hall Meetings
A series t.i meetings are lieing conducted by Evangelist J. J. Rouse The
subjects, which are illustrated by use
of a large colored chart, are "The
Times of the Gentiles." and "The
Seventieth Week of Daniel's Prophesy." There are no collections, and
a cordial imitation to all is extended.
E. D. GRAHAM, Resident Man.
Phone Seymour 3046
Three times daily, 2.45. 720 and 9.15
Week of February 2
Miss  RHODA  ROYAL
and her troupe of  \l\t,W  SCHOI ��L
HORSES���Late   a   feature   with   the
Sells-Floto   Circus
MELNOTTE-LaNOLE    TROUPE
Tight  Wire  Artists
HAL DAVIS & COMPANY
Presents  "Stockton's   Busy   Dav"
(Searl   Mien)
Prices, Matinees. 15c;  Night,  15 and
25c.   Box Seats. 50 cents
Make South Vancouver
Beautiful
By   planting   such   varieties   of
ROSES,   iHRUBS   AND
ORNAMENTALS
as  are  furnished  by   the
British Columbia
Nurseries Co. Ltd.
They are THE BEST, and are
GUARANTEED TO SATISFY  THE  MOST  CRITICAL.
Write for our 80-page descriptive   Catalogue,   IT   IS   FREE
We also grow and sell the
choicest fruit trees and small
fruit plants, in great variety.
Nothing but the best grade supplied and delivered fresh from
the  nurseries.
H. H. HOWARD, of 6425
Inverness Street, South Vancouver, is our representative,
see him, or write to 1493 7th
Avenue West.
NUNN, THOMSON & CLEGG
FUNERAL   DIRECTORS   AND
EMBALMERS
Day  or  Night  Phone,   Sey.  7653
520 Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.
Mr, J. W. Considine
No Doubt
Oh,   would   some   power   thc   giftie
gi'e  us
To see ourselves as others see us.
But if the same should come to pass,
We'd likely  smash  the looking glass.
Alike
"Do you think that big fortunes
may  contaminate?"
"Well, I have known cases in which
both the money and the heir became
dissipated,"   remarked   the   professor. 1'OLK
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY,   JANUARY    31,   1914
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"The truth  at  all  times  firmly stands
And  shall   from  age to age endure."
is not a particle of doubt that his death was accelerated
by lack eif medical attention.
Bat the government, or the Attorney-General is in
the first place responsible for this judicial murder.
���Joseph Meares was only eighteen years old. antl with
other youths of similar tender wars became embroiled
���n the Nanaimo -uikes. After severe and uncompromising prosecution he was sentenced by Judgt
llowaj tei one year's imprisonment for "unlawful ce>n-
nection with the riots at Ladysmith." Xo considers
tie.ti whatever to the youth of the prisma1 or a- to a
* tir-t offence appears to have been given. While such
merciful consideration is given iii nearly every other
civilized country in those enlightened days, it remains
for British Columbia to exhibit a legal harshness that
has tints so unhappily terminated.
PROVINCIAL EXTRAVAGANCE
IN a recent issue of the New York "Times" editiorial
reference is made to the great satisfaction that
would he felt in the land "if such a message as Governor Glynn transmitted to the legislature could be
sent from the White House to Congress." The message referred to legislative extravagance, and in the
course of his indictment Governor Glynn says: "hi
recent years the attention of New York has been turned almost completely to social and political questions.
As a result the ordinary business of the State ha:,
heen practically ignored."
If instead of New York we substituted Victoria, a
very similar indictment could be made against the
present provincial government. Twenty years ago
the State of New York's annual expenditure amounted to $15,000,000, equal to $2.39 per capita, and in
1913 the expenditure was $50,000,(X�� or $5.10 per
capita. What is the record of British Columbia? To
go back only a few years, we find that three years ago
the province is supposed to have had a credit balance
of $9,000,000; now there is understood to be a debit
balance of $13,000,000. These figures cannot be explained away. They are an eloquent demonstration
of the extravagant way in which the finances of the
province have been managed at Victoria.
As Mr. M. A. Macdonald pointed out at the recent
South Vancouver Liberal club meeting, much of this
extravagance has been due to avoidable causes. Under the heading of "Miscellaneous" in the provincial
balance sheet about $2,000,000 is placed to the debit
of the Songhees and Kitsilano reserve transactions,
and other expenditures are hidden away in similar
fashion. As Mr. Macdonald pertinently remarked,
this "miscellaneous column" covers a multitude of
sins.
I
REGENERATION
THE fact that Al. J. Jennings, former train robber and now practising attorney in Oklahoma,
U.S., is a candidate for the governorship of his state is
significant of the growth of toleration and broad-
mindedness in the great republic. Since his release
from penitentiary, Mr. Jennings has lived in the glare
of public life. He has reformed and proved to the
satisfaction of a large body of the best element in
Oklahoma that he has the public interests of his state
sincerely at heart.
That Jennings has a large following in Oklahoma
is proved by the fact that when he ran for county attorney a few years ago he came within 500 votes of
election. He had the courage to place before the electors of his state the true facts and circumstances of
his past career, and the indications arc that he has now
a very good chance of obtaining the confidence of his
fellow  citizens  and  becoming  the  next  governor  at
Oklahoma.
The announcement seems equally creditable to Jennings and tbe people in the State who arc supporting
his candidature. Ilis past career as a bandit is forgiven, if not forgotten, lie paid the penally ami has
since redeemed his character in the eyes of a large proportion of the residents of ()klahoma. Thc moral that
is suggested might well be taken to heart by many of
the residents of this province.
JUDICIAL MURDER
FEW strikes in the history of the province have
been so momentous as tbe recent "Nanaimo affair." None has caused such widespread dissatisfaction in its handling by the government and its legal
complications.   None has had such tragic consequences.
Reference was made last week in these columns to
the prosecution by the crown of Ernest Morris, a boy
seventeen years old. Recently has occurred the death
of another youth, Joseph Meares, at the Burnaby
prison farm. And the circumstances tinder which the
unfortunate youth died seems to warrant the general
conviction that it is a clear case of "judicial murder."
For what are the facts ? According to the testimony
of several witnesses examined by the jury at the inquest, no medical attention was given to the youth for
three days. On Friday night his cell mate informed
the health inspector of the prison that Meares was a
"pretty sick boy" and required immediate medical attention. Not until Sunday noon did the prison doctor
see the sick youth or prescribe for him. The medicine
did not arrive until Monday, and the first dose was
not administered until noon on that day. On Tuesday morning the unfortunate youth died, and there
BURNS AND STRATHCONA
TWO events have occurred this month which have
aroused world-wide interest. ()ne was the death
of a Canadian public man, full of years and honor,
and thc other the commemoration of the birthday of
a world renowned poet who died young and before he
had been accordetl the honors iiis genius now commands. It may well be doubted whether fifty or a hundred years hence the natal days of both will be remembered���the birthday of Lord Strathcona and the birthday of Robert Burns.
The lives of both these eminent men were so diverse
that comparisons cannot be usefully made beyond
speculating upon the influence of both on world affairs.
In the case of Burns, the poet has the advantage of
the unrivaled power of the written word. What the
Scottish poet has written will be remembered and
quoted when the memory of Lord Strathcona's long
and useful career will have been forgotten or only
dimly recalled. It is no easy matter to add anything
new or fresh to the numerous appreciations of Robert
Burns made by such authorities as Professor Blackie.
Thomas Carlisle or Lord Rosebery, but in another
part of this issue Mr. J. Francis Bursill has an illuminating article on the great Scottish poet.
As Gladstone once lamented, the poet or the author
has the advantage over the statesman or orator that
the written words are remembered and treasured when
the spoken words are eagerly listened to and soon forgotten.
GET A PAYROLL!
A FEW years ago the municipality might have
bought all the waterfrontage in South Vancouver with a few thousand dollars���might have become
the vested owners of five miles and a half of factory
sites for a mere song. Sufficient money was wasted
in almost any year since the inception of the municipality to buy Fraser River frontage at current Value.
South Vancouver must have work for the workers
in other lines of occupation than that of building
roads and digging sewers. Until such time as steady
employment may be provided for the workmen of the
district, South Vancouver may expect to shrink in its
importance.
On the hustings all the candidates spoke of their
ambition to give every South Vancouver man a chance
on municipal work. Reeve Dickie declared it would
be his plan to provide, if possible, steady work for a
given number of ratepayers throughout the year. It
may be expected that work which is not altogether
urgent may be undertaken with a primary view of
giving employment to the needy. In Vancouver this
policy has been followed throughout the past year.
This seems to be tackling the problem from the
wrong end. Industries must be brought into being in
South Vancouver. To secure factories with payrolls
is the only logical method of doing away with the
artificial means employed in the past to keep up the
heart of the working man in South Vancouver,
Reeve Dickie and his colleagues will no doubt do
their share in assisting in the awakening of an industrial era in South Vancouver.
THE BIG SHOW IX VANCOUVER
ONE of the most outstanding incidents in Vancouver of recent date is the inclusion of Vancouver on the circuit of the big Orpheum shows.
With practically no noise and without any intimation,
only a few days ago the theatre-going public of Greater Vancouver were awakened to the fact that from
next week on the biggest vaudeville attractions in the
world will be regularly presented before the patrons
of the Orpheum Theatre.
The inclusion of Vancouver on the big Orpheum
line of theatres gives Vancouver a place on the world's
greatest vaudeville circuit. This fact alone will occasion for Vancouver a great deal of advertising in
not only the theatrical papers of the world but in
other publications extending to all parts of the world.
Direct connee:tion is made with Keith's Theatre in
New York, the Majestic Theatre in Chicago, and the
other leading vaudeville houses in America and England.
The decision of Mr. J. W. Considine to bring the
big shows to Vancouver is one of the most hopeful
signs of a depressed business market. Faith in Vancouver and the theatre-going public of Greater Vancouver would alone convince him to bring the big show
to his new house, the big shows costing approximately
double of the bills presented on the present Orpheum
circuit. It is the best kind of indication that business
conditions are better than painted by many, and that
at least Mr. Considine is prepared to spend his monev
in taking a chance on the future of Greater Vancouver.
0     BY THE WAY
D
SIR RICHARD McBRIDE i> about as far from
being a statesman as I'ort Mann is from a great in-
lustrial ami shipping port. Berth arc products of a
:���' 'in.   Their futures will be Inter-dependent
��   ��   ��
UCHMOND ELECTORAL DISTRICT, in which
south \ ancouver is hidden, has a white population of
10 1.000 approximately, en- one fifth oi the entire population of Uriiish Columbia. Richmond was allowed
two delegates at the big Tory convention recently
staged in Victoria.
* *   *
GOVKKNMKNT BY Tllb'. people btlttS good on
every square fool of soil in lhe British Empire outside ol" liritish Columbia.
* *    *
THE "SHOW-US" disposition which has developed
in South Vancouver will spread lo thc far reaches of
the Province.
* ��   ��
IT IS STATED THAT Ex-Councillor F. E. Elliott
will bail Ex-Councillor J. D. Millar into court on a
slander charge, the allegation being that���well���not
having any taste for the libel market ourselves and
desiring to keep the columns as clean as possible, we
will not repeat thc- allegation.
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THERK'S XAE TRUE doot about it���wi' the reorganization of the police office, the bank roobers and
the thieves and knaves in South Vancouver will hae
the municipality to themselves.
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THAT MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE who scratched
the word "Dickie" on the wall over at the Municipal
Hall and decorated it with two little birds might just
as well give up his nest now. The work is that of a
mental defective for whose services the municipality
can have no possible use.
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A  SUBSCRIBER HAS enquired  if it will  be the
policy of the present council to call for tenders for the
work of painting the name of the Municipality on all
gasoline rolling stock at the Hall.
!'�����'��
MR. BOB ALBRIGHT, a singer who has been appearing at the Pantages Theatre is considering the
purchase of a farm near Vancouver. Evidently Mr.
Albright considers the agricultural prospects here are
all bright.
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THE FOLLOWING IS an extract from "a diary":
���191 %���Early'completion of Main Street paving.  1913
���Early completion of Main  Street paving.   1914���
Early completion of Main Street paving?"
HON. VV. J. HANNA, a Conservative, Provincial
Secretary of Ontario, has introduced reforms in the
(administration of thc prisons of that province which
have  attracted   favourable  and  world-wide  attention.
The circumstances under which the boy Mears died
at tlu- Burnaby I'rise.n Farm bring to mind atrocities
which preceded the Reformation.
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SINCE Till"   \D\ 1'A'T of s,���,w in South Vance.-,
ver the winter pocls have cea-eel sending their effusions lo Ur- Winnipeg and Montreal press.    Tiny are
sending them now to the "Chinook."
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"1K)I)T. MON! They're slieddin' llie kilt! Deed
ay! Ik-danders are takin' to Hews the noo, yc ken.'
Such is said to be lhe talk in Edinburgh just now. but
an ungalfarit correspondent says that in South Van
couver it is the women who are taking to wearing the
trousers. He must be a puir wee henpecked creetuiv
anyhoo.
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THE RECENT FLOODS in  Lulu Island are said
to have seriously affected the output of the many hen
oeries in the district.    That means that Main Street
market will not be flooded with eggs for some time t< ���
come.
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MR. J( )HN J. KENNEDY, state treasurer of Albany.
New York, is stated to have "sprained his wrist sign
ing cheques totalling over $37,000,000." It is a wonder
that Attorney-General Bowser lias not also sprained
his wrist signing away cheques covering the $9,CK>).
000 that has disappeared in two years.
Answers to Correspondents
J. R.���Yes, you are correct. That was the name
of the street mentioned. No, there is no such distrie;
in South Vancouver, and, anyway, virtue is the fir-i
qualification of municipal councillors.
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Innocence���Yes,  if  Councillor  Gold  wore  heav
spectacles, a scraggy moustache, a Buffalo Bill ha'.
and took on more avoirdupois, he would much resemble
the colonel.
��   ��   ���
Cynthia���Yes, Councillor Winram is handsome and
has a future.
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J. N. O.���The mace used by Councillor Gold is on
exhibition at the "Chinook" office.   It is a formidable
weapon with three prongs on the top.    It resemble
a battle axe.   The Councillor threatened to use it on
the editorial nut, but was foiled.
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Scotland Yard���Houston, it is stated on the street.
may follow thc Sergeant. If he does, he will no hat-
to go verra fast to keep up wi' him.
THE HIGH-GRADER'S CORNER
There Are Camels on the Coast
New Denver (B.C.) Ledge
The Camels of the World is the name of a new
fraternal society.   It sounds convivial.   It is notorious
that camels can go a long time without water.
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And lie Have Quacks Here in Vancouver, Percy, Old
Top!
London (Ont.) Advertiser
Lord Percy is going to western wilds in search of
a strange bird.   If he will drop off here we will show
him some queer ducks.
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The Suit* Fear Not the Trombone
Vancouver Province
Switzerland   is  about  to  tax  musical  instruments.
Here is one nation, at least, which is not to bc daunted
by the slide trombone,
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A Horse! A Horse!
Mobridge (South Dakota)  Bulletin
Notice���The party  who has the fire horse is requested to return the same at once to the City Hall.���
Ed. Joseph, Chief of F.D .
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A Different Thing Altogether, of Course
Calgary Herald
Robert Mclntyre, of London, is charged with raffling
at church bazaars. This is a cruel misrepresentation.
There may be cases where numbered tickets are sold,
and a certain number entitles the holder to a prize,
but the word raffle is never used in this connection.
���������*��� a
Bill Hohensollern, Handy Man
Duluth Herald
Emperor William acted as stage manager at a production of "Parsifal."    He is a competent man and
can do almost anything except sing soprano,
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Quite So
Edmonton Journal
The leader of a fake religious sect has defrauded
Toronto people out of ten thousand dollars.   Any man
who can get all that money out of Toronto people is
wasted leading a fake religion.
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Senators Live Long and Happily
Toronto Star
The Senate is also going to start an enquiry into
the high cost of living.   But high as it is, the average
$2,500 Senator is in no hurry about dying.
tVaists Reduced
Minneapolis Journal
We see where a store is advertising "all waists reduced."   Some of them certainly can stand a little r<
duction. but do you suppose they can help having a
double chin?
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Our Own Alps
Montreal Star
We have just read a book about the gorgeousm	
of the snow-clad Alps, and such is our literary taste
that we go back with perfect contentment to a C. P. 1
folder about the Canadian Rockies.
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"What is Honor?"���Falstaff
Montreal Gazette
The resignation of a lieutenant of the German army
because he was opposed lo the principle of duelling
has created much comment and has brought assurance from ilie minister of war that hereafter religious
scruples will receive full consideration   by   militai
courts of honor in matters at issue between brother
officers.   The minister's statement may bring comfort
to the soldiers opposed to the practice that has been
abandoned by most countries, but it is to be fearcel
that most of the German officers will continue to
think more of military "honor" than of the teachings
of religion.
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America's Humanity
New York American
We have treated the  Mexican situation with the
sweet humanity of the man who, revolting from the
creulty of cutting off his dog's tail at one chop removed it tenderly an inch at a time.
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Altogether Too Naturalistic
Montreal Daily Mail
The man who dashed into the Royal Opera House
in Berlin during a performance and essayed to conduct the orchestra while clad in nothing but Nature's
covering, may not bave been so very crazy after all.
He may only have been under the impression that he
was a classic dancer suffering from an unusual attack
of the joie de vivre that the scrawny and sinewy
prancing contortionists pretend to be filled with when
they shed their clothing, preparatory to leaping on to
the stage. Or perhaps it was his temperament that
led him astray. SATURDAY,   JANUARY   31,   1914
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SEVkX
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sari, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Platter. Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :   51it Avenue and Frater Street.    Phone : Fraaer 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   ITione :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraaer Street and North Arm of Frater River.   Phone : Fraaer 84.
Collingwood   East,   Phone :   Collingwood 33.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parti of South
Vancouver.
OUR  SATURDAY  SHORT  STORY
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BUILDING MATERIALS
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Phone : Sey. 9145
"Snow is Coming"���Buy Your
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COAL
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COAST LUMBER & FUEL
COMPANY  LIMITED
4905 Ontario Street, Cor. Bodwell (34th Avenue)
Phone:   Fraser 41 Phone: Highland 226
Mr     Kalph    Km.-I    I'.iuiilialll,    rieh
man'i ion, fair-haired and twenty-two,
���,;ii ;>i ;i window e.i lu- bungalow  al
li\C    O'clock    eell    a    Mllllllll r'-,    IllnrtlillK
where be but ��� complete view oi
���even itreel lampt.
IK- had thoroughly made up liis
ininil lie tend Iii- loul a winging to an
unknown bourne wiih ihe extinguishing of the icventh lamp. Hardly
necessary it ii to lay thai he had pro-
poied, had been promptly refuted,
and immediately concluded there wai
nothing t" \i\e  f,,r.
So wishing i.e be "different" oven
in telf-impoted death, he had evolved
an entirely original stage setting (or
his final shuffle.
Promptly at live o'clock the lamplighter���now the lamp-extinguisher���
walked up to Lamp Number One on
a corner opposite Mr. Burnham'i
bungalow, shoved a ihort stick against
the
lighter,  and  particularly  the  time  he
hail  scheduled   hinis li  to  die.
I hi girl, bereft oi speech, wai frantically clutching Curtit'i arm. My
friend looked al oui alarm clock. It
wai exactly five. The Iir-t lamp bad
gone "111!
"It'i alieeiit ii\ i   mile i from hen   I
Burnham'i," he mutten d, uncot n ie >ut-
ly   -peaking  aloud  hi-  thought!     It'i
,e   long   eh.me e ,   bul   maybe   �� i    could
do it."
I le'  made   l   ruth   her  hii   biplam.
	
ailel   llalle-e'   behind   tlle     tree     u
lamp  wai,    A  moment aftcrwardi a
man  came  running  down  the   -to el
towardl   lhe   bungalow,       Then     Mr.
I', ur ii li .i im  maele up hi- mind lo -In "it
anyway, hut  a-  he tried to pull the {and   I.  divining   In-   tcheme,   ihoved
trigger hi- strength failed, the light. "I"'"  the   Ing  eh uble  doon   of    mir
���������ii .mil in-ni -v.mu in a dark mist hangar.    Mi--   Harknen    uttered    a
before him, ami he tell baek fainting tittle icream ami ran t.. Curtit'i    de
iu the chair. "Oh, you  mutt  take me  too," the
'I'h. thing that hail come from the appealed, ami without waiting for re-
iky wa, an aeroplane, and the manlp'y climbed into the machine With
running along the itree' wai my (everith haste we dragged the bi-
frie-ml and partnei Curtis, profession- plane i.in le. the field, ami as Curtis
al aviator, who pi netted the enviable leaped in ilu -eat betide Mi-- Hark-
habit of always doing the right thing ne-- I swung the propellor blades
at  the- right  time. |arouml.   the   engine   roared   intn   the
Curti- and 1 hael watched Bum- air anil like some live thing the hi-
ham't courtship of Mill Evelyn Hark- plane loared away towards the risen-- with considerable curiosity. They ing -un. I watched until it wa- out
had heen introduced bul three week's of sight, and then took out my watch.
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Furniture. 1'iano Moving and
all  sorts ot  teaming done.
Calls from any part of Vancouver or South Vancouver
will receive our closest attention.
All orders promptly attended
to.
before  at   the   aerodrome   enclosure
and up to three days after  liurnham's
It  wai  twelve  minute- past  live!
I heard the rest of the story later
rejection he had been a constant visi- fr""' the lips of Miss Harkness. Cu:
a   trigger-like   arrangement     In     theltor   to  the   track. lis   never   would   say   anything   about
lamp, and the light went out.  Young:     She had refused him, she said, for an adventure  wherein he  figured fav-
Burnham drew a deep breath, open- several reatont,    Chiefly because she orably.
ed  a   drawer   in   ;.   table   hy   hit   aide, I had   reasoned   he   was  too   young   to       Flying   at   all   thc   speed   the   great'
and glanced at  a  steel-blue revolver know his own mind in the s'heiri time one-hundred horse-power biplane was |
JCS. H. BOWMAN
ARCHITECT
910-11    YORKSHIRE    BLDG.
SEYMOUR STREET
VANCOUVER
reposing there.
Then hi' looked at his watch. Il
wal two minutel past live o'clock. He
had thirteen minutes meere to live.
The meirning before he had held a
lecrel   rehearsal   at   the   window   and
if  their  acquaintance,  ami   she   wai I capable nf. they hael come upon the
alto  certain   that   his   family    would I little street where Burnham lived just
ne \er content t<> their marrying. Of
her past she told us a litlle. mentioning lhat she had been a trick bicycle
rider, forced into the business by lhe
found it took the lamplighter exactly ! early loss of a father and mother. She
fifteen minutes to extinguish the seven had told Burnham all of this, but he
light.-  visible  from  the bedroom   win-j hail  declared, as  she knew he  would
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GENERAL CONTRACTORS
418 Winch Building Vancouver, B.C.
Wood Block
PAVING
dow.
Lamp Number Two suddenly faded
out as he sat thinking. Then Mr.
Burnham with a steady hand took
llie revolver frmn the drawer and
placed it on the table.
Ile had allowed his thoughts to
revert back to lhe girl whom he
blamed for lhe folly he was about to
commit, and was conjuring up a mental picture of her loveliness when the
light from Lamp Number Three was
snuffed out. Mr. Burnham reached
a trifle nervously for his cigarette
ease, opened it, closed it again, and
put   it  back   in  his pocket.
His gaxe was fixed on light Number Four as it, too, disappeared, lie
was fast becoming fascinated at the
deadly precision with which each pale,
yellow flicker was being obliterated
from his view, anil although the morn-
air was delightfully tool little
beads e,f perspiration were beginning
to appear em his smooth, boyish forehead.
Number Five went out just as he
reached for the revolver. He allowed his hand to resl on it while lie
watched tensely for Number Six to
go.    When it faded out he raised th
that none of it  mattered.
"And why do you tell us all this?"
asked Curtis bluntly when she had
finished. The girl's chee's flamed,
ami she stammered something about
Curtis  being  able  to  advise   lier.
"There's nothing to advise." said
Curtis, "you've refused him, and that's
an end eef it."
"But," said the girl quickly, and
anxiously, "he has threatened to kill
himself. I know it's silly of me. but
I'm afraid he might do something
rash."
"Supposing he did," said Curtis,
pretending not tee notice the girl's
agitation at his remark, "lhe world
wouldn't stop moving. I expect he's
a useless kind of individual anyway."
"I won't hear you say anything
against Mr. Burnham," cried the girl,
her eyes snapping angrily, "he's perfectly line, and also he's a gentleman."
With this parting shot she turned
and strode away to her hangar on thc
edge of the field.
"I knew it," he saiel, "she's in love
with   him."
Two days went by with both of us
si i busy wilh races, and heats, and
Urials   that   we   thought     little     about
pistol  to  his right  temple, clenched Burnham and his love affair.   But on
hi-  teeth,   and  sat perfectly  still.
Hut   Number  Seven  did not go out.
Mr. Burnham waited as patiently
a- he could, lie concluded that the
seemingly longer interval between
the extinguishing of the last two
lights might simply be a freak of a
strained imagination, The hand
heelding llie weapon commenced to
tremble slightly. The strain was beginning tee tell on his nerves. Of
course���the lamplighter must have
Stopped i" lighl his pipe. That was
it. Confound him. why couldn't he
hurry?
I'.ut Lamp Number Seen continued
tn -hine. ami Burnham at last allow-
I ed himself a quick glance at his watch.
Twenty minutes pasl live! He stared again at the lighl three blocks elis-
l.int. The lamp-poll itself was entirely hidden by tree- branches, but a
huh- open ipace iii 'he f.diage gave
him a clear view of the light.
Suddenly  he i iw tomething swoop
down   freem  the  iky  like a   huge  bird.
the morning of ihe third day, just
as the early grey light was creeping
under the do. u- nf mir hangar we were
awakened by a pounding on the door.
Curtis bellowed an angry query, and
we heard a woman's voice hv-teri
cally   calling   feer  us.
I rushed t" tlu door and threw it
open. Mis- Harkness teette'i-eil inside,
and I saw a frightened-face messenger boy standing behind her. Curtis
took a note that she held nut te- him.
read il. and handed it to me. It was
from Burnham, W'e [earned afterwards he had given it to his valci with
the order "send il special." meaning
special delivery mail, and bail tried to
lime it SO the- nut.' weenie! reach Miss
Harkness about two hours afler his
suicide. Hut the valet hail mistaken
the order to mean "special messen-
ger," and had dispatched ii accordingly.
Burnham, in the mete, described
���lahoratelv his plan fnr self-murder,
telling .ill aboul the lamps, ilu- I imp
in  time tee -ee  the sixth light go out. j
Regardless   'if   possible   fatal   coi sequences   Curtis   pointed   the   machine ���
downward  at an acute angle from its
height  eef  eight  hundred  feet.  A-  it j
rusheel   te.   earth   he   realized   that   he |
and   his   companion   would   be   killed
should  he attempt  a  direct  glide inte.j
the   street,   s.i   he   shifted   the   front
planes  when   one  hundred   feet   from
the   ground.
As   the   girl   watched   with   terrified !
gaze,   she   saw   the   lamplighter   turn
and  lift   his  slick  towards the trigger j
f the lamp, but at that moment Cur- i
tis shoved a small megaphone into her
hand.  Risking a plunge  to death  the
girl leaned far out over the side of the
biplane   and   crushed   thc   megaphone
to her lips.
"Don't turn out that light!" she-
shrieked,   and   fell   back   fainting.
The megaphone fell from ber nerveless fingers, and landed at the feet of
the astonished lamp-lighter. In another moment the biplane swept to
the ground, and leaving the unconscious girl In thc seat, Curtis leaped I
out and raced toward's Burnham's !
house.
A desperate kick shivered a pane of|
glass in a window fronting on the ;
porch, giving him entrance. Then.,
pushing aside a terrified valet who
had rushed out of his room at the;
noise. Curtis sprang up the stairs and
found Burnham slowly recovering
from his faint,
It was not long afterwards that
two very lovesick young persons were
clasped in each other's arms, alternately crying and laughing. Ami
while they were occupied with themselves  Curtis   slipped  away
"1 wish I hail been officially timed
on that trip," he said, when he returned t'i our hangar, "I'll bet I eliel
eme  hundred   miles  an   hour."
C. M. WHELPTON
BUILDING CONTRACTOR
ESTIMATES GIVEN
Phone : Frater 34 - 46th Ave. and Fraaer
R. B. LINZEY
JEWELLER
4132   MAIN   STREET
HARRY KAY
PAINTER   AND   DECORATOR
Phone: Fair. 326       4518 Main St.
All  That's  Expected
When we pick up the telephone receiver and find that a woman desires
tn talk  In us  we knew that "uh-h.ih"
is aboul  all  we -hall be expected tn
say.
Why  He  V/ouidn't  Contribute
"Then vnii won't contribute I ��� sup
porl   the   Plunkvillc  band?"
"No."
"I thought y 'ii wen' a lover nf .
music."
"1   .nn."
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SOLE AGENTS FOR B. C
Highest telephone poles in the province, at Brechin Mine, near Nanaimo.
These were erected by the B.C. Telephone Company, to carry the long distance cable from Newcastle Island
to the Mainland, and are over 100
feet   out   of  the   ground.     The   span
*��n
across   the   channel   is   one   thousand
feet long, tlle lowest sag of which is
one hundred feet above high water.
Thc other picture shows the method
pf raising three tall timbers. A tree,
which fortunately stood by, was used
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Hospital, Twenty-eighth and
Main Street, have moved to
more commodious premises at
the corner of Willow and
Broadway.
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Owing to stress of weirk will
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just above the middle of its weight.
The poles were then pulled into place
by horse-power.
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SECONDHAND   STORE
Can   supply your  needs  at  right
prices.
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GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY,   JANUARY   31,    1914
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We are never farther away than your telephone. < >ur place o(
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i lur office is open every h.uir of the year.
We do as we advertise iu every instance.
We carry a- large an assortment eef strictly high-grade caskets as
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Our service and equipment are second to inene; everything first-
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Complete Funerals From $55 Up
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Formerly Centre & Hanna's Mount Pleasant Branch.
Owing to the mistake of the Telephone Company in not getting
our name changed it will be found as Centre & Hanna, Mount
Pleasant Branch.
NOTES OF INTEREST TO THE
LADY OF THE HOUSE
MILK THAT STANDS THE TEST
You are not getting the best  Milk if you are not securing your
supply from the
SOUTH VANCOUVER MILK CO.
29th and FRASER STREET
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Complete freedom freun restraint is
the bil eef llie children who attend tlle
experimental rural ^e-iue.,1 at Winthrop
College, R..ck Hill. S.C., as described
by Mr*   Hetty Browne in a bulletin
oi tlie L'nited States llureau of Kdu-
cation.
There are ii" seats e,r desks in Ibis
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directed by a woman who is in complete lympathy with country children  and  country  life.
In Ibis and oilier respects observers
have noted a resemblance to the Mon-
tenor! ichooli; but Mrs. Browne began lier work several yens a.'ei quite
independently of the theories eef Mine.
M'uitessnri.    Furthermore, the Reick
Hill ichool makes no claim tei a deliberate scientific basis; it is essentially  aii   "experimental" school,  where
it is Imped tei learn by actual experience what kind of a school is best
adapted   to   rural   life.
The ichool building is a farm house,
wilh rooms lilted up as "sitting room','
kitchen   and   workshop.      A   veranda
surrounding tin- house is used for the
mid-day meal, which is served by the
pupils at the ichool, r.'.nd feir other
purposes, There is plenty nf ground
aboul llie school, including space for
i  large garden.
The aim eef the Rock Hill schoeil is
thus summarized by Dr. A. P. Bour-
land in an inti'eduction tee the bureau's
bulletin :
"The reiolve was to make a school
that will train the farm children for
their future werk in the home, on the
farm and in the social' life around
them. Hence we began frankly with
the activities of the farm. The aim
not not a eut-and-dried plan, but
rather a working idea to enable the
teacher   to   create   a   growing   agency
for  the  development  of  farm  life."
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Steadily downward creeps the dis-
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flares directly from tbe neck or yoke.
Maele on circular lines, it falls in go-
det folds about the figure, ils large
circular lower edge contrasting curiously with the scant, very scant,
skirts.     If  it  descends   much  further
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In having a name and business always before the public,
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What better medium is there than the telephone
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it. Thirty-one thousand directories are issued, and they
go into every home that does considerable buying between
Agassiz and the Gulf of Georgia. Every part of the district is covered.
An advertiser appreciates a medium that is in con-
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twenty-four hours. These figures are not guessed at. but
are ascertained by actual count each month. Moreover,
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with the names prominently displayed therein.
An advertiser wants to make sure he is reaching the
people he warns. Who is there who does not consult a
telephone directory some time during the day? If a firm's
name is displayed on several consecutive pages at the
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il will become the veritable hoop skirt,
with ils treiuserlike bang, will look
noi  unlike  tlle ancient  pantalettes.
This possible conclusion does not
prevent lhe tunic coat from beiiiK a
solution tei Ibe problem eif afternoon
COatl. I' has neit the too elaborate
look "I a mantle or wrap. Not all
of the new models have the added
flounces; many of them have simply
a deep band of velvet, fur, or other
contrasting material to weight the
hem. A small ceillar, fur generally,
helps lo preserve the conical shape
tbat gives the correct style to this
garment. In tbe up-to-date coat suit,
the coat and tunic���or tunics, for
(here are often three or four���overlap
like lish scales. They have generally
a slight upward movement in front,
and Ihis is accentuated by the way
ihe skirt is pulled forward and up.
Willi a band that cuffs each long
sleeve, you have the simple, yet ultra
tailored suit of this season. While
dovetyn is the principal material, it
is very noticeable lhat fashionable
women have already returned to
broadcloth.
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Fur Scarfs
There is a disposition among women nol to wear fur pieces with heads
and tails placed near the face. The
smart thing is an extra long scarf
made from two or four different kinds
of fur. Ermine is inserted into sable
or skunk, and putois is linked to raccoon. Sometimes all of these pelts
are mounted in strips on a wide piece
eif black velvet.'
It is only natural that women
should exaggerate these scarfs and
use them as graceful drapery. Sometimes they are crossed over the bust,
brought around to the back of the
waist, and fastened here with jeweled or braid ornaments. Again, in the
afternoon, these scarfs, which are of
ermine or sable, are worn over the
right shoulder only, with one end
dropped half way to the knees in the
back and the other to the waist in
front.
There was some disposition on the
part of the furrier to bring small
duffs into fashion, but so far no success In, c'dlowed the movement. Women like huge muffs and little hats,
nossibly bee. use the contrast is startling.
Qi
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(Secretaries of Athletic Clubs and those interested in local sport are invited to lend reports
or items of news of any indoor or outdoor games to the "Chinook" Office, South Vancouver.)
Speculators are beginning tei dope
out the possible winner in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association race.
The Vancouver team is being favored by the great majority of fans, particularly in view eef the reverse sitf-
fered by the champion Victoria team
at the hands of the N'ew Westminster
club on Friday night of last week.
Individually, experts concede that the
Vancouver team outshines cither the
Westminster or Victoria clubs. With
a solid defence anil a superb scoring
division, Frank Patrick's club has
what will no doubt eventually bring
the  championship  to  Vancouver.
In combination play the Victoria
club probably surpasses either the
Vancouver or Westminster teams.
That was the chief reason for the
success of the champions a year ago.
A serious accident to Lester Patrick
during tbe present season no doubt
mitigated against their chances and
while they are not down and out from
the race tliey have not the same
chance as the club captained bv Frank
Patrick.
Over in Westminster the Royals
hold   a   record   for   hard   luck.       The
speediest team in the big trio, Hugh
Lehman's men have a knack of running into hard luck on almost every
possible occasion and thereby have
practically put themselves out of the
running. On Friday night of last
week for the lirst time almost since
the opening of the season, tbe Royals went into the game at their full
strength. Playing at top form, they
administered the most serious setback of the season to the chances of
the Victoria team. While thc Westminster team as a championship possibility for the present season has
been all but eliminated, thc unexpected is invariably uncovered by the
Royals.
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is played in Cannada this season.
While the teams may each display
characteristics peculiar to themselves,
it has possibly lent more variety to
the game and encouraged more interest in arriving at a possible winner of the year's contest. The games
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the game and it will be some time
before the game as played today will
be  improved  upon.
Some of the oldtimers take the fans
hack to the days of the old Montreal
Vies, the old Vies of Winnipeg and
utlier teams of note, but it will require mure evidence to convince the
majority that the game as played today is nut superior to the game as
played by these old time teams great
though they no doubt were. Speed
and better physical condition of the
players arc the elements in which the
players of today largely excel over
the stars of a decade ago. Giving
thc proper credit to these points it
is hard tu bring the old clubs up to
the plane ol the present day teams.
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New Westminster and Victoria
have in turn enjoyed championships
in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. The fact that the Vancouver
team should be the prospective winner of the third championship of the
league, thus passing the championship around to all the teams in turn,
has (riven cause for some fans to
bring forward the old bogey of
"fixed   games."
Thc writer was walking the streets
of New Westminster the other night
following a match when on two separate occasions he heard passerbys
discussing the question of fixed games.
Were these same people to attend
matches regularly we would hear a
great deal less of the matches being
fixed. This cry regularly goes up
from the arm chair critic who can
always see trouble ahead but who
does not take the time to investigate.
The writer wouhl like to state that
the games are on the level and if Vancouver team wins out it will only be
because they deserve to do so and
they will do it honestly on the ice.
The Vancouver club looks to be the
best bet because it appears to many
to have the best team. If they win
the championship it wil! merely bear
out what many of those qualified to
know figured out would happen weeks
ago before the contest bad reached
its present  stage.
 ���   m  i	
Wouldn't Spoil the Evening
Four old Scotchmen, the remnants
of a club formed fifty years before,
were seated round the club table. It
was 5 a.m., and Donald looked across
at Dougal, and said in a thick whisper:
"Dougal do. yc no notice what an
awful peculiar expression there is on
Jock's face?" "Aye," said Dougal, "I
noticed that; he's dead. He's been
dead these four hours." "What, dead!
Why did yc not tell us?" "Ah, no, no,
no," said Dougal, "A'm no that kind
of man to disturb a conrival evening."
Hard Word
A teacher had been at great trouble
to explain to her class the meaning
of the word "notwithstanding." and.
on asking for a sentence in which the
word occurred, was somewhat nonplussed to receive the following effort from a blushing maiden of some
eight summers and winters :
"Please miss, n.y little brother has
a hole in the seat of his trousers, and
it's   notwithstanding." EIGHT
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY,   JANUARY   31,    1914
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The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
By FELIX PENNE
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On Sunday night a new  "local" oi
llle    Social    Democratic    Party   eef   Call-
ada was opened at Staple-.' Hall.
South   Hill.     Mr.   J.   Francis   Buriill
("Felix  Penne")  though  not In thej
-trict  sense  a    social    democrat,    is j
largely  in  sympathy with  many pha- j
-is eef the movement, and at the request uf the committee, he inaugura- j
ted the new South Vancouver branch j
with an  appropriate address.    It was.
quite in accordance with "the eternal |
fitness of things" to choose thc birth-
day   of   "Rabbie"   for  an   address  on j
"Robert  Hums: the Poet of Liberty.
Equality, Fraternity.'   "Felix Penne"
spoke, in part, as follows:���
Tonight,  January 25,  we celebrate
the   anniversary   eef   the   birthday   of
Robert   Burnt,  the national poet  of
Scotland, bul whose wurk can not be S
claimed  for  any  one  nationality  ur |
period���he was "the poet of humanity"  anel  like   Shakespeare, he lived
"not for an age but for all time" and i
all peoples.    Although it is true that |
much of liis  poetry was written In  a
dialect difficult feer anyone but a Scut]
to undei stand   (and even  Scots are.   I
regret   tee   s.iy,     largely     abandoning
their  old  national  forma  of expression), yet the great mass of his poetry can be read with pleasure and interest,   nu   '.-latter   what   language   it
is translated into; his verse lias that j
touch   of   nature   which   makes   the j
whole   weirld   kin.
Bums bad  not been  lung dead be-i
fore   bis   genius   and   value   became j
widely  recognized.    Even yet it can- |
not  be   said   tbat  he   has   come into
his own.    From the unjust aspersion*
cast   upon   his   character   he  has  not
yet been adequately vindicated.
Although his poems and letters
have been published in many editions
and circulated by hundreds of thousands, nay I may say millions, still
be is not known so well as he ihould
bc.
English-speaking people in every
quarter of the globe are daily using
expressions which have become familiar in men's mouths as household
words, but they do not know, as they
should know, that it was Rabbie
Rums who minted many golden coins
of thought which pass as intellectual
currency. There are dozens of songs
and poems which, in their entirety,
shov.ld be learned by heart by every
une who speaks the tongue that Shakespeare and Milton spoke.    ���
There are also hundreds of parts of
his longer poems which should also
be committed to memory���I do not
like tbat expression ��� T again say
learned by heart���for if you learn a
poem by Robert Bums you absorb it.
it becomes part of your being and
influences your life ��� and character���
that is, if yuu have a nature properly
receptive and tuned to the universal
music uf humanity.
Tonight wc are to look at Burns
em one side of Ms many-sided nature,
lie was a humourist as well ns n
patriot. His poems are lyrical in the
highest sense, and when in tlle ami irons vein bc knew the quickest anil
surest way to a woman's heart. He
was a poet who lifted the domestic
affections on to the highest plane���
and showed that the bumble fireside
of the cottar could be the arena leer
passion, industry, self-sacrifice and
even heroism to display themselves;
that "the shurt and simple annals of
ihe poor" were as full of poetry and
romance as the records which go to
make up  Burke's peerage.
Before I deal with the altruistic,
humanitarian, and in the true sense
patriotic poems of Burns, just a few
words e.n his personality, life and character The appearance nf Robert
Hums i- best known from the portrait
painted by Nasmyth. This was pain-
tied when Burns was the Hon of the
hour among Ihe intellectual circles
eef Edinburgh.    Hi- genius had ;it lasl
been recognised, Kasmyth'i peirtrait
is popular���others painted eef him
have been rightly spoken of as "pathetic," feer Burns, wh.. died befure he
was 40. toon began t" show the rflarks
left on his fine features, by toil, disappointment, sorrow, sickness and���it
it must be admitted���excess. Burns,
as all modern biographers admit, bas
been the victim of gross injustice.
Some of the weaknesses of his character were really virtues, the virtues
of a sensitive nature which pined for
companionship, and was ever ready
to_ mingle the sympathetic tear���to
rejoice with those that did rejoice,
and weep with those that wept.
The weaknesses of Burns were exaggerated into vices by those who
had shamefully neglected an inspired
genius and sought to make out that
Burns, though a great poet���was
little worthy as a man, and that his
neglect was largely through his own
fault, and carried with it little reproach to those who allowed him to
live and die in want. Bums is no solitary example of those who had to
"learn in suffering what they taught
in song." Seven cities claimed the
honor of being the birthplace of blind
Homer, cities which did not recognise that a God had walked their
streets until centuries after his divine
hues bad become the heirlooms of
the  ages.
"Seven cities fought for Homer dead
Thro', which the  living Homer   begged his bread."
"The wondrous boy," Chatterton,
ended his brief career by suicide, the
natural sequel to starvation, and Edgar Allen Poe for years suffered not
only neglect, but from libellous reproach. In the fierce light of modern criticism Burns, like, Poe. comes
out with honor. There are few men
for whom I had greater admiration
than I had for W.  E.    Henley    and
keenly have I regretted bis ill-natured���I might even say vitrolic���attack upon the memory ol Bums
One would have thought that Henley���hiin-i If     I     sufferer���but      who
Wfeele ;
"Oul   of   the   night   that   covers   me
lllaik as  lhe pit frum pole to pole
I   thank  whatever  Gods  may  be
For my unconquerable soul.
Under  the   cruel  stn ekes  of  fate
I   have  ne.it  winced���or  cried aloud
Beneath the bludgeoning! of Chance
My head is bloody���but unbowed."
We we.uld have thought, 1 say.
that a  man   of  Henley's   hemic  spirit
whee e'eelllll   llllls   express  111 111 -ef 1 f Woltlei
have  looked   beneath  the  surface  of
trilling displays of weakness���the  re-1
-nits of accident  and  environment���'
excesses, precipitated by poverty and;
ile-pair.   and   would   have   recognized
the   noble   spirit,   the   true   man,   that ���
Burns undoubtedly was.
Lord Rosebery, although belonging to the aristocratic grade of society, has shown a keen appreciation of
the atmosphere in which Burns lived,
of the extent for which he was naturally influenced by bis surroundings,
and of the real Independence, pride of
spirit, honesty, courage, patriotism
and generosity which entered into the
"make-Up" of Burns. In his eloquent,
scholarly, and altogether admirable
appreciation of Burns, L,ord Rosebery looked at his subject iu the spirit
of Bums's  own lines���
"Then gently scan your brother man,
Still gentler sister woman;
Though they  may gan ���    a    kennin'
wrang,
To  step   aside  is   human ;
One point must still bc greatly dark,
The moving Why  they do it I
And just   is  lamely ean  yc mark
How far,  perhaps,  they rue it.
Then at  the balance  let's be mute,
We never  can adjust  it;
What's done we partly may compute.
But know not what's resisted."
Another man who seems to me to
have looked below the surface and
grasped the real character of Burns
was Archibald Skirving, who painted
what I consider the best portrait of
Burns, a portrait which corresponds
to the splendid proportions in tlle
cast of the skull of Burns, which is
preserved, and reflects the true dignity of Burns' character. Sir Walter.
Scott, who as a boy saw Burns,
speaks of the remarkable impression
the personality of the poet made upon him. The eyes of Burns, though
black as night, were full of animation
and poetic fire and could loeik at you
fearlessly for they were the windows
of an honest soul; His mobile lips
were ever twitching with humor and
in Skirving's portrait seem about to
break out into song. It is impossible,
I say, to look at this portrait and believe that Bums deserved the savage,
and as I think scurrilous, censure
whieh was heaped upon him by some
oi  his   biographers   and  critics.
Into the events of Bums' career
there is no need for me to enter. The
main facts of his life are known���or
should lie known���to most of you,
but 1 must allude to the fact that
Burns was for a number of years a
worker on lhe Soil. As a hard-working yoemau be cultivated the small
holding he bad, wringing a hard living eiut uf ungenerous earth���and poetry was tlle recreation of such scanty
leisure as he could snalcb from labor.
lie did met look for reward for those
splendid songs in which be expressed
himself,   and   the   aspirations   of   his
countrymen. 'Twas wiih difficulty
he could be Induced to accept any
pecuniary  reward  fur  the efforts  of
his gi'iiiil-. Hi- tirst volume e.i p,,1111-
���tbr Immortal "Poemi chiefly in the
Scottish Dialect" printed at Kilmarnock, now regarded as an almost
priceless   treasure  by   any  one  lucky
enough  to possets  ���  copy, brought
him only ��.211 and throughout his
whole life he was continually struggling with poverty and the woes
whieh follow iu its train. One would
have thought���if I may adopt the
words In Gray's "Elegy"���that stern
penury would have repressed his
noble rage and frozen thc genial current of his soul, but Burns retained
thc natural dignity of his character
through trial and suffering, and it
was the actual insult of rewarding his
genius with an exciscmanship at starvation wages and which placed him
in contact���necessary contact���with
his worst enemy���liquor, that really
broke his heart and sent him on the
down grade leading to an untimely
death. Loved by his fellowmen���and
truer test of manhood���loved by women, children and dogs. Bohert
Bums had a life that was indeed too
short for friendship, but not for fame.
When true social democratic ideas
are more widely accepted, when the
voice of tlle people has greater weight
in the government of our Empire,
when wrongs are righted and man-
kinel enters into a fuller life, the fame
of Burns will grow with the cycle of
the years and he will be recognized
not only as poet, but prophet who
looked forward to and helped forward the social revolution which
should place humanity on the level
to which the right-thinking man aspires.
A little while ago I uttered words
which may be contrued as a reproach
to those that do not know their Burns,
but I know full well that the fight
and struggle for daily bread leaves
us workers���and I am a worker���
with leut little time for poetry or art,
those   things   which   go   to  make   up
life. Let us hasten the time when
the workers shall not have art and
nature sei much a closed book to them.
"What is a man
If the whole scope and market of bis
time
Be but  to cat and  sleep?
Sure,  be  who made  us
With  such  large discourse
Le inking before and after���
Gave us not our godly faculties
To  rust  in  us  unused."
Let Ut claim, as Bums claimed for
himself and for us, leisure and opportunity tu enjoy the amenities of
life, and, believe me, more proper
appreciation will be shown by the
humble worker than by the dillelantc
luunging in drawing-room or picture
gallery who may prate about "culture" but does not feel bis blaise soul
stirred even by the bard of Scotland's
celestial fire.
1 am speaking of Burns as the Poet
of Liberty. Equal It" and Fraternity
and of course, 1 must naturally give
you some illustrative passages. This
I shall attempt with great diffidence.
First, il is impossible to do justice to
Hums in my poor Southern, or I have
been teild���Cockney���tongue, and
Secondly, from such a noble volume
of poetry it is difficult to select individual passages which do Burns
justice. As well might a man exhibit
a brick tn convey an idea of a mansion as take an isolated passage from
Bums and call it a sample of the
glorious progeny of bis splendid imagination, fertile brain and lofty soul.
1 have adopted a method in my selection which is without method. I have
turned the pages of a volume over,
dropped with renewed delight upon
pas-ages leing dimly known to me and
I have tailed a few bright flowers
which caught my eye. These I will
no,- you without an attempt at regulated sequence and certainly wi-
thuui an attempt to give you the
rugged dialed in which they are written. I have heard 1 even attempted
something in the doric, but it has
been in an inspiring atmosphere, with
what a playwright would call a proper "selling." The lire blazing in tlle
ingle neuk, the' perfume of lhe cocky
leckie eer of the haggis, still lingering in my nostrils, and the skirl of
the pipe- in mine ear. Three or four
congenial   friends, well  read   iu Scott,
Christopher Xorth,    Andrew   Lang
and other Bcottlsh writers, and sn full
eif Bums, and John Jamieson, that
my doric was good by contagion, or
my pals in a state eef mind and beuly
to albiw my faulty Scotch to pass
without criticism.
I Ipen t)ie volume of Burns' poems
where you may. and you come across
passages which must stir the pulse
of such an assembly as this even
when timidly read in "mincing English."
In the Cottar's Saturday Night
how beautifully dues Burns describe
the peaceful, homely dwelling of an
honest, hardworking hind, in the bosom of his rising family of sturdy
boys and buxom  girls.
The frugal meal has been despatched���the Bible is brought out, a
chapter read and the family have joined in singing one of those grand old
psalms which stirred the pulses of
tbe old Covenanters like wine.
Bums says:���
"Compared with  this,  how poor religious pride
fn  all  the pomp of method, and of
Art,
When men display to congregations
wide
Devotion's   every   grace,   except  the
heart."
Yes, the domestic life of the humble cottar is described with the fidelity of a photograph, and then the
poem proceeds in those lines which
have become immortal and been quoted by many who prchaps do not
know their source���
"From scenes like these, old Scotia's
grandeur  springs,
That   makes   her   loved   at   home,
rever'd  abroad:
Princes and lords are but the breath
of  kings,
'An honest man's thc noblest work
of God;'
And  certes,  in   fair  virtue's   heav'nly
road,
The  cottage  leaves  the  palace  far
behind.
What   is  a  lordling's  pomp!  a  cumbrous load,
Disguising oft the wretch of human
kind,
Studied In arts of hell, in wickedness
refin'dl"
There is much I could quote from
the "Jolly Beggars," but if I touch
that poem at all, I shal' feel tempted
to give it in full.
It is not always possible to judge
a man's character by his writings, and
yet they must to some extent reflect
bis mind and heart.
It may be true that a man is better
���or worse���than his written word,
but if an attempt is to be made to
judge of a man's heart from its utterances, the whdle tcnotir of his
teaching should be taken into consideration and a verdict given upon the
whole consistency of the man and his
work. Charles Dickens can perhaps
bc better judged by the sentiments he
puts into the mouth of David Copper-
field, really a reflection of his own
character, and by the kindliness of
the "Christmas Carol" than by other
books���because these works "square"
with the Dickens known to his most
intimate friends. I venture to take
Burns' "Epistle to a Young Friend"
as a poem in which he reveals himself, and I challenge the "unco guid"
wini throw mud at the memory of
Burns to say if many sermons could
give such guud teaching.
"1   lang   hae   thought,   my   yotithfu'
friend,
A something to have sent you,
Thn' it slinuld serve nae other end
Than jusi a kind memento;
But how the subject-theme may gang,
Let time and chance determine;
Perhaps it may turn out a sang,
Perhaps, turn out a sermon.
Ye'll  try  the World  fu' soon,  my lad,
And, Andrew dear, believe ine,
Ye'll   lind   mankind  an   unco   squad,
And muckle they may grieve ye:
Fur care and trouble set yuur thought
Even   when   vour   end's  attained;
And a' your  views may  come to
nought,
Where ev'ry nerve is strained.
To catch dame Fortune's gulden smile
Assiduous  wait upon  her;
And gather gear by ev'ry wile
That's justified by honour;
Not for to hide it in a hedge,
Nor  for  a  train-attendant;
But  for the glorious privilege
Of being independent.
The fear o' bell's a hangman's  whip,
To haud the wretch in order;
But where ye feel your honour grip,
Let that aye be your border:
Adieu,  dear, amiable youth!
Your heart can ne'er be wanting!
May  prudence,   fortitude,  and   truth
Erect your brow undaunting!
In ploughman phrase, 'God send you
speed,'
Still daily to grow wiser:
And may you better reck the rede
Than ever did th' adviser!"
Oh! if a few of Burns' detractors
could write like Burns, what a lot I
would be inclined to forgive them.
Let me now turn to the lines he has
written, advocating the brotherhood
of man.
He was the poet of Equality and
Fraternity. He hated war as the
enemy to prosperity and progress,
but when tyranny and oppression demanded a call to arms, when what he
regarded n.s tyranny menaced his
loved Caledonia, then the martial
notes of Rabbie Burns rang out like
the sound of a trumpet and stirred
the man to deeds of valour.   There is
tm liner war song in any language
than "Seels Wha  Hae."
An American poet wrote (I regret
I  faultily queiie from memory):
"War is glory, nay. it's murther,
That is sei, I tell you flat,
And yem  needn't  go no  further  than
your testament for that.
Yeeu  go  and  lake  a  bayonet���
And run a  fellow creature through,
'Taint the government will make payment,
God  will  send  the  bill  to you."
Burns somewhat anticipated this
thought when he addressed the Bish-
nps and Clergy who were giving
thanks   for   a   great   victory���
"Yc hypocrites! arc these your
prank  '
Tn niurii       nen, and gi'c God thanks!
h'nr shame! gi'c o'er, proceed no
further���
God   won't   accept   yuur   thanks   fur
murther I"
Some other lines on war have the
characteristic   Burns  touch���
"I murder hate, by field e.r 11 1,
Tim' glory's name may screen us;
In wars at hame I'll spend my blood,
Life-giving wars  of  Venus.
The deities that  I  adore,
Are social  peace and plenty;
I'm better pleased tn make one more,
Than bc the death of twenty."
^ In speaking nf Bums, "Ihe poet of
Fraternity," i am led on to very tempting ground. Under this heading
might be brought many of his glo-
riiius love songs. Burns had many an
honest, fraternal love nmonir women
as well as men. He addressed short
poems tei many charming married and
single women for whom he had no
feeling but pure and true comradeship.
Among his fraternal songs may bc
counted those best described as convivial, such as "Willie brewed a Peck
o' Mam." 1 count also among bis
songs of fraternity his glorious descriptions of natural scenery, his "Lines
to a Mountain Daisy," and many others in which he lauded the hills and
dales, the wild winds and tbe wrack
and storm drift of stern Caledonia.
For nature bestowing her bounty on
peer and peasant alike is encouraging
true democracy and showing that in
the scheme nf the Universe "all men
are brithcrs."
Burns' love of bis country ��� bis
true patriotism (so different from
shoddy jingoism) breaks out in many
a noble line. That he reverenced
good and virtuous women is shown
in many a beautiful poem ���which more
than atones fnr the free stanzas
which reflected but the humour of
the moment and the standard of the
times and which were inspired more
by convivial companionship than divine  afflatus.
Can wc not forgive Burns many
amorous lines when we read "To
Mary   in   Heaven."
"Thou   ling'ring   star,   with   less'ning
ray,
Thai Inv'st to greet the early morn,
Again thou usher'st in the day
Mv Mary frum my soul was turn.
(I   Mary! dear  departed  shade!
Where is the place of blissful rest?
Seest  thou  thy  lover  lowly  laid?
llear'st  thou  the  groans  that  rend
his breast?"
I rejoice to believe that it is true,
at a writer in a Vancouver paper
says, that as tbe years go hy, the
poems of Burns are meeting with
greater and greater appreciation. As
William Michael Rosette has said,
"Every Scotsman is burn with an in -
tuitive appreciation >ef the merits of
Burns." That is lu say, that whatever
is strongest, deepest, broadest, and
fillesl in the Scuts' national character, is appealed tei by these immortal
verses. In short, among other qualities, there are three superb gifts in
Bums poetry���a power of clear,
piercing expression, a perfect soul of
iyrical, singable or declamablc sung,
and above all, a sympathy so vivid
and intimate as lo pass continually
into the domain nf imagination, and
yet so human, sn universal in its touch
that lhe thoughts of Burns and the
language in which those thoughts
are expressed has become current
among all the nations of the earth.
Comrades, wc are many thousands
of miles from "the auld clay biggin"
in which Rabbie Burns first saw the
light.
The rolling billows of tbe broad
Atlantic���long leagues of boundless
prairie, and thc towering pinnacles
of the Rocky Mountains which lift
their snow-capped heads to the skies,
lie between us and the auld kirk-yaird
at Dumfries where the noble Scot
rests���but his poems make distance
vanish, they annihilate time and
space, and wc recognise "Rabbie"
Bums as among us���as the man and
brither wc  have  long known.
"From tbe lone shieling on the misty
island
Mountains divide us, and a waste of
seas,
But still our hearts arc true, our hearts
are Highland
And we in dreams behold the Hebrides.
Fair these broad meads, those hoary
hills  are  "rand
But we are exiles from our father's
land."
Nay, tlle Briton is never an exile
when in touch with our national literature.    Many nationalities may be
represented here t.enight, but on the
25th of January we are all Scuts in
bearl and soul���-all one in our love
and admiration for "the poet of humanity," of liberty, equality, fraternity, as we rise to the toast
"The Inline.rial Memory of Robert
Burns."
The win ele audience ruse at the
close uf this peroration���and after an
impressive silence there was a
burst   of   enthusiastic   applause.
Snowflakes
Snnwflakes. snnwflakes, silently, tenderly falling,
Mantling the earth with a garment of
exquisite   white;
Dreams of the past, thy purity, virgin
recalling,
Dreams fondly cherished, and lotl in
Ihe darkness of night,
Snnwflakes. snowflakes, emblems of
purity given
To elevate thought by contradistinction to sin;
To uplift the heart, inspiring the
sniil towards heaven.
Ever aspiring the crown of the
chosen   to  win.
flnowflakes, snowflakes, what 'neath
thy mantle is hidden���
Sometimes emerging, and never desirous  of  light?
Issues of errnr. and traces of deeds
nil 1 forbidden,
Fearful pf nakedness, welcnining
gloomier night.
Snnwflakes.   snnwflakes.   would   that
my  heart  had  thy beauty,
Would 'twere like thee, and invested
with innocence pure;
Would   1  were  strung ill trust, never
neglectful   of   duty.
Rejoicing   in     strength     to     wrestle,
resist  and endure.
Snnwflakes. snnwflakes. sweet
thoughts are mine by my splendour,
Chased are tbe doubts that environM
my  soul in  despair!
There's One whom I trust, whose
loving heart constant and tender
Will beckon me upward, and help
mc each burden to bear.
Snowflakes, snowflakes. what lies beyond   this  world's   sadness?
Wherefore this striving to compass
the bright crown of life?
Glory of Glories for sorrows and
trials, all gladness,
Highest reward for the faithful, and
valiant  in  strife.
ANECDOTES
Social
"Miss Dc Yere," said the lady who
was entertaining the popular actress,
"would you mind telling mc whal
your real name is?" "My real name?
Ob, yes, it is Tubbs���Sylvia Tubbs
But I hope you will not introduce me
ie, your guests by it." "Oh, no, you
needn't be afraid. I'm just as much
ashamed of it as ynu are."
* ef        *
Just  Like a  Neighbor
"What  did  ynu  talk about  at your
reading  circle?"
"Cleopatra,"   replied     young     Mrs
Torklne.
"I Suppose the discussion brought
great  knowledge  into  evidence."
"1 should say so. By the way thei
tore her character up you might hav
(bought sin was one of our own
neighbors."
* *    *
Dense
"Where is the centre of population
around here?"
"I   don't   understand   you,   mister"
"Where is the population densest:
"I IttnitO whal you mean."
"I guess ihe population is densest
right here," opined the stranger and
he drove oil.
* *        te
His Views
"They say that women have no
sense   of  humor."
"Well,  it's a good thing."
"How  so?"
"If a woman laughed heartily it
would endanger every button on
those  tight gowns."
NOTICE   TO   CREDITORS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur
suant lo lhe "Creditors' Trust Deeds Act"
and amending acts,. David Lawson, of tlie
Municipality ol South Vancouver, in tin1
Province of liritish Columbia, carrying; on
business uneler Ihe name of David Lawseni.
Genu' Furnishings, corner of Main Street
and 26th Avenue, Municipality of South Van
couver. in Ihe Province of Hritish Columbia,
bas this day maele an assignment to William
Richard Daviel, Assignee, Puhlic Accountant
and Auditor, of all his personal estate, creelits
and effects which may he seized and sold
under execution for the benefit of Creditor-.
A meeting of his Creditors will be held at
thc office of lhe Assignee, 34 Leigh Spencer
Huilning, 55,1 Cranville Street, Vancouver.
B. C. on MONDAY, THE 26th DAY OF
JANUARY, 1914, AT ELEVEN (11) a.m.
to receive a Statement of Affairs and f��r
thc general ordering of the estate, and you
are hereby notified to attend either in person   or  by   representative.
- All Claims must be fileel with the Assignee,
vcrificel by Statutory Declaration, and to entitle any creelitor to vote his claims must be
filed on or before the day of the meeting-
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that on
and after the 26th day of February, 1914.
the said Assignee will proceed to distribute-
Ihe assets of the insolvent amongst the par
ties entitled thereto, having regard only le1
the claims of which he has then received
notice and that he will not be liable for
the said assets or any part thereof to any
person or persons of whose claims notice
shall not have been received by him at the
above   last   mentioned   date.
Dated at Vancouver, B. C. this 16th day
of  January,   1914.
W.  R.   DAVID.
Assignee.
34   Leigh   Spencer   Building.   553    Granville
Street, Vancouver,  B. C.

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