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Array WSu��� CHINOOK
\ ol,. II. NTo. 41
Price 5 cents
Patriotic Address by Mr. Ralph Smith, Ex-M.P., Setting
Forth Principles of Liberalism, Stirs People of South Hill
''Imperialism and Democracy" is Theme of
Eloquent Speech���Former Parliamentarian
Wants More Lloyd-George and Less
Mackenzie and Mann in British Columbia
For an hour without a note Mr.
Ralph Smith held a large Liberal
audience spellbound while he discoursed on the subject of "Imperialism and Democracy." The chair was
occupied by Mr. Donald Burgess, who
introduced Mr. Smith, who received a
plattering reception. Mr. Smith began by paying the Liberals of South
Hill a compliment of being able as a
young association with the political
sword of the McBride Government
hanging over their head to gather
teegether such a large number of intelligent citizens publicly showing
their readiness to support the Liberal party and  its  principles.
These are the testing times, said
Mr. Smith ,when there is nothing to
gain personally, when the majority-
like to be on the side of power. Men
���come nut and show their colors for
the Liberal principles. Thc political
principles of people living under responsible government can be divided
into two classes, the aristocracy and
the masses. Tory imperialism and
Liberal democracy. It is true that
the democratic forces are generally
���divided, and it is often true that
���democratic parties often pander to
the classes and thus do not measure
up to their principles. These divisions explain the existence of of Tory
government in this province today,
wilh absolute power, with only two
representatives in thc legislature to
raise an opposition, ask for information ur put forward an heinest yet
feeble effort in favor of the rights nf
the people against a political tyrany
the like of which never existed in B.
C at any  time.
He described the history of imperialism, showed its relation to Toryism and hnw the political warriors of
England had t.e combat its influence
against great eedds and showed how
in this country today we were the inheritors of political freedom and democratic principles through the deprivation and sacrifice of mir Forefathers.
Hc expressed surprise that the people of B. C. should so f.irget these
���Sorts ami accomplishments with
these privileges in our possession that
fnr years we should be held under the
tyranny of aii autocratic Toryism,
Perhaps, however, the Liberals were
t.i blame, perhaps we ourselves had
compromised to much Tory influence
feir the sake of votes. England for
the last few years hail taught a les-
s.in in this respect. When the Liberal government through the leadership of Mr. Asquith, and the true.
democratic power of Lloyd George
bad made it easy fe.r the masses to
realize that Liberal principles stood
feir the amelioration of the masses
.and for steady, yel constant anel permanent reforms. There is no doubt
Whatever that if these principles were
put forwaril by thc part; with constancy that the masses iu this country would ceimc to realize who their
true friends were.
He showed lhe effect of Toryism
in this province by their land policy,
una by Iheir municipal and timber
l".''cv \nd in contrast with their ad-
mini?, .tii'ii showed up the democratic qt.$liiics t.i the Liberal platform
which was being expounded throughout the province so clearly by Mr.
Brewster, the provincial leader, and
Mr. M. A. Macdonald and Mr. John
Oliver. Hc was pleased to notice that
lhe independent citizens were turning out to show their appreciation eif
the Liberal policy, which was an indication of whal would happen when
an  opportunity   was  again   given   the
people.    Mr. Smith paid a high com-1
pliment  to the ability of Mr. Carter-
Cotton, thc local member for the dis- I
trict, but  he  was  not the power he |
should be.   If Mr. Cotton stood up in
the legislature and spoke as  he felt j
he would be a useful member, especially at thc present  time, when  independence was so badly needed. There
are forty members on  the Tory side
and not one of them ever attempted
to show any desire  to speak out for
the   people  against  a   tyranical   government.
Mr. Parker Williams and Mr. Place
were doing their best under great disadvantages and they were entitled to
credit for their opposition, but not
one man of the Tory party in the
legislature dare call his soul his own,
but even how, with all their power.
Tory followers have t'i make sweet
reference to the government to please
thein and get the largest possible
share of tlle political bounty. Mr.
Smith went on to describe how he
thought this political farce was effecting the elections today. 1 have great
faith in the people still. McBride professed strength of numbers today is
his greatest weakness. The machine
is breaking by its own weight, there
are very many more political pigs in
the trough than can be fed, and there
is sixty per cent of the voters who
arc neither official Liberals or Tories
and these are the people who will
destroy the government and replace
it with men whom they thing will
carry on a policy in the general interests   of  the   people.
The machine is mighty, it enters
into the ramifications of every part of
society, but that means nothing when
this majority get roused, they know
after all that the machine men are
only there for what is personal gain
to them at the expense of the people.
The speaker went on tn describe
the great Opportunities there were at
present tn perform a service for the
people anil put an enil tei a tyranny
whieh was a surprise to the people of
the other provinces. The audience
was unanimous in their appreciation,
A vote of thanks was moved and
seconded and carried with great unanimity when it was admitted by all
lhat the association had got a great
start which would mean thc defeat
of the Tory candidate whenever the
elections came-on.
South Hill Liberal Association is
growing rapidly. At the meeting
were scores of men who are not usually to be found identified with
either  party.
Main Street Must Be Paved:
So Says Reeve Dickie and Council
Body of  Property Owners Receive  Definite Promise  that the
Street Will Be Paved Directly
Mr.  Ralph Smith, ex-M.P., a Canadian  disciple  of   Lloyd-George,   who
made  brilliant  speech  at  South   Hill,   Tuesday   evening.
Main Street will be paved.
When a delegation of Main Street
property owners, representing the
Main Street Improvement Association, waited on the Board of Works
at the Hall, Tuesday, they were informed by the council that thc street
would surely be paved just so soon
as thc council could get down to it.
Whether the product of the Domin-
iein Creosoting Company's mills of
the North Arm will be used in the
paving of the street has not yet been
definitely decided by certain members
of the council.
Councillor Gold asked the ratepayers who petitioned for the work
whether they would support the council in the event of a lawsuit being
waged with the Creosoting Company,
It is stated that Mr. Robert Richardson, not however on I. :half e.f the
delegation, stated that the ratepayers
uld be with the council in the event
of the street being paved forthwith,
regardless of the Creosoting Company.
While the council has signified its
willingness to go ahead with the paving of Main Street, it seems that there
are several members who do not approve of the Dominion Creosoting
Company's contract. In this connection, the Main Street delegation declared their willingness to accept any
standard pavement for the street. The
street, they pointed out, was practically impassable at the present moment. Business men are complaining
nf  conditions.
Reeve   Dickie   asked   the   delegation
if they would bc satisfied if the coun
cil would prccced with a portion of
the work. The e-rowd from the River
Road section of Main Street demanded tha* the pavement be run right
through to the river.
Councillor Gold stated that he was
emphatically in favor of paving the
street. His reasons for objecting be
the proceedings of the past council
in this regard were w-ell known, however.
Councillor Winram favored the
paving eif the street, but counselled
caution in undertaking too great a
burden at the present moment. Practically all the councillors admitted
the crying necessity of going ahead
with the paving of Main Street just so
soon as such a programme cnuld be
financed   satisfactorily.
Among the Main Street property
owners demanding relief in the way
of permanent pavement are the following members of the Main Street
Improvement Asseeciatiem : Alderman
C. A. James. E. Clough, Richard
Street. Harry Kay, W. J. Prowse,
John R. Peach. W. A. Pound, Ex.
Councillors John Third and J. D. Millar, Albert Hamilton. H. N. Halberg.
Robert Richardson, J. W. Goosctry,
George Sutherland, Charles Sireet, S.
Little, J. Sloan. Geeirge P. Findlay.
R.ebert M. R.ebs.m. J. F. Grimmett.
Mr. Kirkpatrick, AI, Crocker and G.
L.  Greenlay
j The committee appointed to interview the council was composed ol
Alderman James. E. Clough. W. J.
Prowse. G. L. Greenlay, Robert M.
Robson  and   Robert   Richardson.
Ed. Note���The "Chinook" gladly offers ils columns to the ladies���particularly theese ladies in South Vancouver who are lighting the good fight
for women's suffrage.
Secretaries of women's organizations are requested t" send to tlie
editor their news and views and special care will be taken to have all
matter printed,
Communicate by telephone with the
women's editor, Fairmont 1946L.
*   *   *
A meeting of the Women's Voters
Association of South Vancouver will
be held Wednesday, February 25. This
association has for its president Mrs.
Fred Patterson; and secretary. Mrs.
Knight. 4" 23rd Avenue Easl. This
is the first nieeling to be helel since
election, and many important things
will he discussed. It i- desired that
all memberi will turn oul together
with anyone who is not a member
but interested in the cause.
Union mi the life of Francis Willard,
and another by Mrs. Perkins, provincial superintendent of young people's
work. She urged everyone to take a
greater interest in children's work.
for after all "the boy maketh the
man." Mrs, Turnbull. of Hamilton.
Ont.. gave an interesting paper on
"Mothers Helps." Mrs. Blair, of the
Kitsilano Union, addressed the meeting and Mrs. McPhie, president of
the Vancouver District Union, was
in the chair. Lunch was served at
12 o'clock and an excellent musical
programme interspersed the afternoon
Secretary Lamond has i-siieil the I
following table showing the percent-!
age of regular attendance at South I
Vancouver Board of Trade sittings:
C   Hodgson
!���'.. Elliott
Kenneth   Lamond   	
C. W. Feast ...
J. C. McArthur
Geo. Greenslade
W, I. Prowse ������
C. M. WhetpWn
W. H. Kent ....
R. C. Bruce ...
J. Armstrong ..
J. R. Peach ....
J.   C.   Wright
[D.   Burgess        20
' G.  M. Murrav        60
W.   J.   Allan        60
Miss Anna Esselmont, who hai
been ill at the General Hospital i-
able t" be' around again.
Memorial at Cedar Cottage
With some 400 members from all
sections of Greater Vancouver, the
W. C. T. U. celebrated the anniversary of their founder. Francis W il-
lard, at the Robson Memorial Church,
Cedar Cottage, Tuesday, February
Devotional service was led by Mrs.
Smith, of Grandview Union in the
morning and by Mrs. Curtis of Mt.
Pleasant in the afternoon. Some very
interesting and helpful papers were
read; one by Mrs. Barnard, of Marken
A   Kick   from   Collingwood   East
When the present municipal council was returned with a triumphant
blast of trumpets, one of its first announcements was its intention of visiting all the wards .ef the municipality
for the purpose of personally investigating the neeels of each. Tlie residents of Ward One are wondering if
so laudable an intention has been carried out. and whether for some reason this ward has been dropped dui
of its itinerary. Kerr Streel. and particularly that section of it from School
Roail   In   44th   Avenue   i.s   a   veritable
quagmire, while the boulevarde    on
the e,i>i siele would be Immensely improved by the Substitution "f an extended sidewalk for the rock boulders
scattered across it.
An arc lamp is wanted at Kerr
Street and School Road. If the councillor for the ward is in any doubt
regarding its necessity, he is respectfully invited to visit thc spot any
night after the sun goes down. One
visit will suffice.
Leonard Janes, ior six years a faithful and energetic servant of the municipality at South Vancouver, has passed  away.
Leonard Jam- was South Vancouver's tax collector and during his
years of service he made many friends.
His death came as a blow to the
whole municipality. Ile wa- 25 years
of age and was thought to have been I
in the pink of health up to a fcwj|
days  before  his  death.
It   might   be   said    thai     Leona
Janes   gave   his   life   ior   the   welfare j
of  the  community.     It   was   against J
the  advice   of  his   physician   that   he
persisted   in   attending   to   his   duties
at the Municipal Hall right up almost
to thc day  before'  liis passing.
Few men were more familiar with
thc science of municipal government
than the late Mr. Janes. As a boy he
.vas articled for three years to the
municipal engineer to the Heme Bay
| Urban District Council, Brent. England. Later he se-ved a- surveyor to
that municipality He was appointed
assistant C. M. C. in South Vancouver in 1��08 and the following year |
iv;,s promoted t" the post of assesso
ind collector of taxes In all his
lutics the late  Mr. Janes showed an j^  Ute   Leonar(j   janes.   Municipal
Tax     Collector,    whose    faithful
exactness and general efficiency which
made him stand out among his fellows. His department was at all
[times thoroughly systematized and
running without the usual hitches and
Six of the late Mr. Janes' fellow-
workers at the Municipal Hall acted
as pall-hearer at the large and impressive funeral and thc municipal
council adjourned on that day in
honor  of   his   memory.     Much   sym-
attention   to   duty   hastened   his
pathy has been felt for the relatives
and the Reeve and Council expressed
the general ieeling of the municipality
in forwarding to the young man's
family  a letter of condolence.
erial form Hall Caine's new story.   "The Woman Thou Gavest Me," which has aroused international discussion.    Because the author deals
Beginning in our next issue the "Chinook" will publish in ser
too plainly with facts as they are his book has been refused a place in the public libraries of the United Kingdom and has been frowned upon by certain sections of the church. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1914
Fully Modern and Up-to-date
GRAUEK & DUMARESQ, Proprietors
eputation   which   visited  Vic-'wor
last   week  to  interview  the  ex-1 nought
fe.r  the last
ix weeks.    At
ecutive head regarding the unemploy-1least we have not had any press re
Collingwood Pure Milk Co.
All our Milk and Cream is treated in the HOLDING
PASTEURIZING PLANT, in accordance with the
EARLS ROAD, South Vancouver
Times Have Changed
Truth is now an asset, and a mis-Matement is a liability
Merchants today deal with their friends.   Money is incidental to
service.   Comes co-operation so quietly and with so little ostentation
that men do not realize the change.
Neels Black Currant Jam, the jar   25c
Clover Leaf Honey, the jar  2oc
Blue Grass Belle Cider Vinegar, glass Jugs  35c, 50c and $1.00
Quaker  Oats, large family packages -=c
Heinz Tomato Chutney, the jar  2;>c
Our Own Blend Coffee, the pound   -Wc
California Glass Jar Strawberries, the tin 30c
McNeill's Old Country Jam, 5-lb tins    '. 75c
Duerrs Jams In 2-lb glass, thc jar  40c
Symingtons Soups, the package    'c
Heinz Dill Pickles, the dozen   2^c
Old Dutch Hand Soap, the package   ;c
T* A    il      I 26th Avenue and Main
rraser & MacLean,  Phone: Fairmont m
ment   situation   had   what   might   b
called  a  rather  mixed  reception.
The session oi parliament now sitting in Victoria has distinguished it-
Sell  by the  remarkable  way  in  which
ii  bai legislated for every phase oi
politics  which would serve to make
the   powerful   machine   more   powerful���hut   we   have     looked     carefully I ply  |
through  the   repent  for  any  mention
of the unemployed.
We must of course except Messrs
Williams and Place, who have fought
;e bard fight against the interests.
Now this unemployed deputation
to Victoria would not be In the nature of a bouquet 10 the premier.
To a man who is so strong on the
Imperialistic business and who is so
uttirlj ; ilia d ol his c mntry for'
refuting to build thi se tin ee Dreadnoughts the fai I of it bei ig brought
to bis notice that some live or six
thousand fellow Imperialists were
out of work i'i Vancouver alone,
would almost send a cold shiver down
his  back.
In   matters   such   as   financing   of I
railways and othel  things which tend'
to bind ilie "Imperial spirit" the Premier and  bis able lieutenant the Attorney-General, are liyht on the job.
There's   a   rea.-ion!
Has not the Premier made one or
two visits home at the express wishes
of liis colleagues in the machine to
expound the glorious possibilities for
all���and especially railroad contractors���in this outpost of the empire.
Then again, it is not right that the
banks, railroads, real estate speculators and others of that kidney should
bear the whole burden of empire.
When things become tight they might
have to forego a point or so in their
dividends���and after all is it not these
people who very generously provide
the capital without which the working class would soon become as extinct as the dodo?
Thc mere thought of it. Sir Rich-
and was In a very magnanimous
spirit indeed when he said the executive would take it into its very earnest consideration.
It is often said a phophet has no
honor in his own country and this is
another instance. We cannot understand how these boobs of working
men should blame the government
for being out of work and threaten to
publish the true facts of thc situation
in the papers of the old land.
Just at this time, too, when our
worthy premier has "prospects" of
something higher���if that were possible.
The government will take it i>ttu
their serious consideration. Now
quit your knocking! What inoic
could hungry men expect. "The
province  as  a  whole"  must be  taken
port ol it.
We fancy that little teery editor
has lome designs on the jed> himself
or else he wouhl never have said lhat
about Su Richard. To be sure of his
facts, however, he shouhl have at
least interviewed some eef the strikers
the island. Why the miners sim-
Dirk:     Nu'lT said.
United Slates Secretary of Labor
Wilson, in his annual reporl to congress this week, severely C'eiielemns
the importation e,f armed guards in
time!   of strikes.    In  referring to  the
strikes in Colorado and Michigan, he I
scores the detective agencies who are
commercially   empl'jyc-d  iu  supplying,
groups of armed men for use against
tin    -trikcrs   and   urge-   congress   to;
take action  in the matter "in  the  in-
terests  of  public  peace  and   order."
This prove-  up to the hilt  the  con-
! tcntion   held   by  th.-   miners  that   'lis-'
order- arc  caused by  these thugs and
not by themselves.    He further lavs
the blame for the trouble in Colorado J
on the employers, -lating that although th.' miners were willing to
accept arbitration, yet the owners
wouhl have none of it and offered by
way of conciliation, "that they would
hereafter obey the laws of the state
of Colorado relative to mining and
mine labor." Naturally, the miners
refused to accept such a preposterous offer e,n lln- ground that "an oi-
fer to "bey the laws intended for thc
protection ef the wage-earner is aol
a concession in a labor dispute/1 It
is probable that congresi will, in view
of this report, force the employers j
io come  t.i a  settlement.
The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy has a Curious Idea Aboot the   Moral   Reform   Movement   in
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
-v'Ae United States and fifteen cities in Canada.
See Granville Street, Fourth Street, Heather Street, Marine Drive and Magee Read 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 Tnut BMf. Vancouver, B. C
"Weel, hoo dae yae like this weath-i "That micht be-. Sandy, I never
er, Sandy?" I wis haen a walk [thocht o' it that wey, but he's a cur-
along Main Street last Sunday when ! ions wee beggar the Attorney-Gen-
I meets a fellie I kent in the auld eral. lie's a fly yin. I dinna ken
country. He's been oot here longerj where he wis born but I wudna be
than me, in fact he's been oot sae surprised tae tin oot he wis a Filer."
laug that he has almost gien up a' Wc had got the length o' twenty-
hopes o' "gaun back." fifth   by   this   time  an'   lookin'   in   a
It's   a   funny   thing   the   hame-scck-   snoP   windae   we   were   attracted   tae
ncssl    I've  maistly fund oot that  itU  <";"rd  mttmatin1    that    sweepstake
attacks  a  fellie  thc  worst  durin'  the   tickets  were   for  sale.
lira twa or ihrec years he's awa frae      "There   yae  are,  yae   see,"   I   says,
his ain dey biggin'. "they've prohibited them sellin'  them
I min it used tac be a topic o con-
versashun at the supper table wi' wan
or two young fellies I kent when we
lirst came oot. The pcculyar thing
aboot the journey oot here wis the
fact that yae were in sic a hurry tae
get oot that yae had nae time tae enjoy ihe scenery as yae ocht tac hae
Thc thocht wis in oor heids that j
it wud be graun tae tak a trip back
hame. Think o' thc swagger we
could pit on as wc looked up oor
mid freens, wi a ccegar in oor mooth,
wide-awake hat, an imitashun gold
langlin' frae oor trooser or coat
Hooever, that's gettin' awa frae what
wis intendin' tae write aboot.
W'e fell tac discussin' thc weather
an' makin' comparisons atween B. C.
an' thc auld country. We were baith
agreed that thc climate in general
faur in front o' wdiat we were
treated tac at hame an' he menshuned
that if he did gae hame on a trip
wud mak share he had enough tn
bring him  back  again.
Dominion Equipment & Supply Co
Contractors and Municipal Machinery, Equipment and Supplies
Phone Seymour 7155
U50 Homer Street      	
into consideration and perhaps some
optimistic rancher up country might
object to thc spending of the public
money on such a class of men.
Well, wc will wait and sec, hut we
hope that the government will do
something worth while in this case.
Sir Richard made a big noise about
getting the various railways to take
on a squad or two but we have very
little faith in that line. Thc railway
contractors can pretty well take care
of themselves and there's got to be
a big change in their sentiment before they will help to alleviate the
present state of poverty with which
the workers of the province are affected.
This problem has got to be tackled
in a business-like way and no mere
"tide-overs" will do. It should be
made pretty plain, by a "live hundred word cablegram" if necessary,
that B. C. has al! she wants at the
present itme in the nature of immigrants and that the "golden west"
needs a little time to get in Seime
new and up-to-date machinery before any  more  hands are wanted.
The delegation made out a strong
case and pointed out one or two ways
of helping out the problem.
A little of the money that is thrown
away in needless litigation such as
thc Spanish Banks case or the "small"
commission paid on thc Kitsilano reserve deal could be providing necessary work for men who arc of more
importance to a nation than Dreadnoughts,  lawyers,  or  even   premiers.
* e|,       el,
Andrew Carnegie has donated
$2,000,000 feir thc promotion of international peace through the churches.
This sum will bring in $100,000 annually, which will buy :
Five   thousand  prayers  for  peace.
Fifty thousand prayers for the welfare of kings, legislators and ministers of war.
Ten thousand prayers for victory
for the home troops, when it has
pleased Divine Providence to permit
declarations  of war, and
Twenty thousand thanksgiving
services for the restoration of peace,
when the weaker nation has been
adequately  thrashed.
* *    *
With the price of steak still rising
in Canada a steak in the plate and a
stake in the country are pretty much
the  same   thing.
That was a particularly nasty thing
that back-east Conservative rag said
about our own Sir Richard and his
candidacy for the High Commission-
ership. Had it come from one of the
Grit organs we could readily have
understood thc vicious attack���but
such a thing to come from a paper
which boasts of its true-blue tory-
Who had been misleading the editor anyhow? If that bad-naturcd
scribe had just taken pains to inquire
of any of tbe tory papers in Vancouver about the Premier's attitude on
the coal strike hc would have perhaps wrote something else. Why Sir
Richard has been so busy over this
question that he hasn't had a trip to
the Old Country for over a year now
and   he   hasn't   even   mentioned     the
in Vancouver an' noo they're invadin'
Sooth   Vancouver.     We'll   see     what
Gold '11 say aboot that."
_ "Are   yae   gaun   tae   tak   a   ticket,
Sandy.    Gee  whiz!  jist  fancy  if  yae I
wun  the  first prize."
"I'll conseeder it," I says; "there's!
nae mistake its pittin' temptashun in I
oor wey. I micht tak three tickets j
an' may be get the first three prizes j
an' then���hurroo!���for a trip back
Yours through the heather,
The will of Martha Washington,
widow of President George Washington, which was stolen in Virginia during thc Civil War, has been located in
thc library of .Mr. J. P. Morgan in
N'ew York. Mr. Morgan has refused
to surrender thc document, and it is
probable that the Virginian authori-
he i tics will bring an action in the United
" States Supreme Court to recover the
Then   wc   got   discussin'   topics   in
general. Three   tramcars   coupled     together
"What dae yae think o' the mayor went off the line at Texonnicras, near
stoppin' Marie Lloyd frae singin' at Lunogcs, on Sunday, owing to the
the Orpheum last week, Sandy. |cy Condition of the reiad They ran
Wisn't it a joke?" into somepedestrtana killing two and
seriously  injuring a  third.     I lie three
"I think it wis a gey puir joke," I
says, "thc folk ma'in be gettin' very
touchy oot here. It wis a pretty sare
slap on the face tac they English
fellies that had been waitin' for a
long time tae see yin o' their ain
stars on the local stage. I'm kin o'
inclined tac think it wisna Baxter lae
blame  for  it.  a'  the  same."
"Weel, hoo dae vac mak that oot
Sandy. It wis him, an' him alone
that sent the inspector tae stop her.
Mak nae bones aboot that."
"Weel." says I, "it wud appear that
wey on the surface, but yae maunna
forget that there's funny weys o'
workin'  ihings oot  here."
"Och, get out. there's nae true
doobts aboot it, it wis the mayor an'
naebody else. She wis flingin' wan or
twa heavy yins at him an' he jisl
thocht he wud get wan back al hcr
an' he dune it. Noo if you can show
ine wdiae else wis tac blame yae'll gie
me a big surprise."
"No sae hasty, man. No sac hasty.
Tae go richt intae the details o' this
questyin yae'll need tae take yaer min
back ior a year or so. At that time
Vancouver wis famous for ither reasons.
"The mayor an' the police commissioners at that time had Instituted a
wholesale onslaught on a very disreputable quarter o' the toon. They
set ahoot it in the richt wey an' very
sune had the whole bunch up afore
the beak. They were sentenced tac
terms o' imprisonment an' everybody
thocht it wis gaun tae be an end o'
the bizness when Lor! an' behold il
that little beggar, Bowser, disna go an'
let  them  a'  off  again."
"Weel,  weel,  Sandy,  what  arc  yae
cars  finally  turned  over and  lay  on
their   sides  across  thc  road.     Twenty
persons  wcre  injured.
it st it
An explosion occurcd on Monday
al glass works in the Boulevard
Richard Lenoir. Paris, where about
30 hands were employed. A wall was
knocked down, and twelve men were
injured, four being badly burnt. The
explosion is believed to have been
due to an escape of gas.
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The newspapers publish a letter
ireim Elizabethville, Katanga, dated
November 21. reporting that during a
storm lightning struck a camp at
Kambovo killing 10 negroes and injuring a white man and 33 negroes.
* *    *
It is announced that a fatal explosion occurred on Friday in a quarry at Roquebrune, near Cap Martin.
Three workmen were killed, two of
whom  remained entombed, and eight
were  badlv  injured.
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Professeir Boni has informed the
Minister of Public Instruction that he
has discovered on the Palatine the
munelus consecrated to Plutc and
Proserpine which marked the centre
of ancient  Rome.
* *    *
A merchant's wife in Holtenau,
Schleswig, who lost a gold ring when
pouring away sonic water four years
ago. has founel it again inside a large
duck, which was killed for the N'ew
Year's   dinner.
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Conrad Becker, a waiter living at
Alt Glienicke, died from exposure on
the road to Adlcrshof, Germany, after walking for six hours in the snow
laverin'  aboot  onywey.     What   has barefooted in a nightshirt for a wager
that tac dae wi thc questyin?" |0f $500.
"Here, you quit that," I says, "din
na you say I'm slaverin or I'll hit
yae "wan oh the jaw. Be sensible an'
listen till a fellies dune."
"A' richt, fire ahecd, but vac hae
funny opeenyins."
"Weel, noo, look here," I says,
"shortly efter that thc ministers started gettin' efter the wee yin an' they
sune gien him tae unnerstaun that unless he altered his ootlook on the
moral questyin they'd mak it hot for
him here an' may be hotter in the
"Weel, wan an wan are twa, twa
an twa are fower, an if yae'll hae
been readin' the papers yae'll notice
that a week or twa ago the mayor an'
the polis commissioners dune the
same thing again an' this time everything wis O.K.
"Noo yae can unnerstaun, when a
fellies been hittin' it up bad for a
Whitey an' turns teetotal he generally goes tac the extreme an' wunna
tolerate the smell o' it.
"Weel, the same thing applies here.
Bowser has got sae scared o' the
kirk folks that he's gien orders tae
the mayor that unless the moral tone
o' the folk o' Vancouver is lifted
he'll hae tae bring in a bill tac shut
up they places o' amusement athe-
gither as such an' turn them intae
rescue homes. I really believe that's
the  whole  truth  o' the bizness."
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Governor Glynn has dedlincd to
interfere with the sentence of one
year's imprisonment which was passed by thc N'ew York Courts on D.
H. Tolman, known as "the king of I
thc loan sharks," who was convicted
on the charge of extorting usurious
interest from borrowers. Tolman, |:
who appealed against the sentence,
had the audacity to offer to cancel
a number of debts incurred by working men if he were allowed out of
prison over Christmas, and hc further offered to cancel debts to the
value of $500,000 if he were pardoned.
Governor Glynn, however, rejected
the petition, and declared that wrongdoers could not be allowed to bribe
the State. It is reported that a combination has been formed by a number of well-known millionaires, including Mr. Vincent Astor and Mr.
Andrew Carnegie, for the establishment of a system of loan banks, where
temporarily embarrassed workers may
borrow money at reasonable rates of
interest instead of going to the usurers.
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"Help! Are they using them to
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couver and Point (Irey fire depart- force were at the affair which was one
ments attended thc 16th annual dance | of the most successful on record. The
and supper given by thc Vancouver j other half of the force remained in
Frcmen's Benefit Association held in charge of the lire halls ready to re-
thc  Dominion   Hall  last  week.    Halfispond lei any fire alarms.
The members of the Riverview
football Club and friends held a
dance last Friday week in Fraser Hall
The affair was largely attended and
an  enjoyable  evening  was spent.
* ��    ���
A missionary meeting was held last
week at thc home uf Mrs   Hammond, I
Twenty-second   Avenue   West,   South j
Vancouver, in aid of tlle famine in In-'
ilia    Mr. C. Lee presided and the Rev.
(',.  I).  Ireland, pastor of Westminster
Presbyterian   Church   addressed     the
gathering.    Miss Wilkie, sister of Dr.
Wilkie,   now   a   missionary   in   India, I
read  a  letter  from  her  brother  describing the gratitude of Ihe natives in
receiving    donations    to    about    $11
which will be forwarded to India.    In
the course of thc evening an entertainment  was given of recitations, songs
and   instrumental     music.       Refreshments were  provided and a \ery enjoyable evening was passed.
* *    *
The installation of the police and
lire alarm systems are expected to be
in working order at an early date, the
call boxes and fixtures having now
been delivered to thc municipal stores
department. Altogether there will be
50 fire alarm boxes and twenty-five
police call boxes installed in South
e*      *       *
Notices have been sent out from
the Water Department, South Vancouver, that a discount of 20 per cent.
on water bills wili bc allowed ratepayers  who  pay  before  February 28.
* *    *
At a nieeling of Ward Five Conservative Club, South Vancouver, held
last week ,it Staples Hall, commissioners for receiving the declarations
of voters were appointed. Committees were also appointed to make arrangements for a concert and dance
to be held at Fraser Hall at an early
date, and for a public meeting to be
held during March at which Hon. W.
J. Bowser and others will speak. .
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(V is proposed to strengthen the
existing dyking along the North Arm
of the Fraser and plans are being
mi le for dyking the northwest corner of Lulu Island extending from
the No. 5 Road to tbe No. 2 Road, a
distance of approximately four miles.
It is expected that it will be necessary to dredge the sand from the river
as advised by the consulting engineers.
* *   *
Detective Winters, of the South
Vancouver police received word last
week of the death of his wife,
Catherine, at Los Angeles, on Feb. 10.
Mrs. Winters, who was a native of
Finland, and 44 years of age, had resided in South Vancouver with her
husband for the past fifteen years.
Three months ago she underwent an
operation at the General Hospital,
Vancouver, from whence she went to
California for further treatment
which proved unavailing. Mrs. Winters is survived by her husband, one
boy and five girls, the eldest of whom
is  five years of age.
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Surprise Party
A very pleasant evening was spent
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. Radcliffe, 29th Avenue East. South Vancouver, a surprise party being held in
honor of Mr. McMillen, it
being the occasion of his birthday on
February 10. After a hearty welcome
had been tendered, the time was spent
playing cards and music and songs
were rendered by Mr. Jenkin, while
supper was served about midnight,
followed by singing and dancing. Thc
guests included Mr. and Mrs. Dane,
Mr. and Mrs. Pound, Mr. and Mrs.
Layley, Mr. Jenkins, and Miss Winnie Layley, Mr. and Mrs. Schofield,
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, Mr. and
Mrs. McMillen, Mrs. Hall, Miss
Chrissie Stewart, Mrs. Tommason
and   Mrs.   Dewdney.
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From London; to Paris by Land
Today express trains would bc
passing between Paris and London
under the English Channel if it wcre
not for thai strange national anti-
paihy that not only causes wars, hut
blocks the industries of peace. In
other words, the obstacles have been
political���not mechanical. Napoleon
proposed such a tunnel to Fox over
a hundred years ago, on plans submitted by the engineer Mat hit u.
whose scheme was for a submarine
carriage road and was probably impracticable. About 1876, a railway
tunnel hegan tej be seriously proposed, and the engineering features eif
the weerk have iijw been well worked
out. So long as France was looked
Upon as Britain's hereditary enemy,
the project was forbidden by the English government as facilitating invasion, but now that the two nations are
friends, opposition seems to have I
been withdrawn, and there appears
to be some likelihood that the tunnel I
may really be constructed. Says the I
writer of an article un the subject in
Je Sair Tout  (Paris. November):
"The defense of Great Britain can
be in no way compromised by a Channel tunnel; on the contrary, such a
tunnel would effectually contribute to
the success of the English armies in
a conflict with any continental power
except  France.
"It is an open secret that England
does not live on the products of her
own soil, and that she is obliged to
import from abroad the larger part
uf the supplies necessary to feed her
citizens. Now, in case of war a large
part of the English fleet would be
occupied in protecting the vessels
that carry food to the United Kingdom. Suppose, on the other hand,
that a tunnel existed; this supply
would be effected through the submarine route, and the British fleet
would no longer he obliged to em-
plo\  part of its vessels in guard duty.
"The opponents of the tunnel, however, do not consider themselves beaten. If the transportation of supplies i
follows this route in time of war, they
say, there is no reason why it should
not be used also in peace, so that a
Channel tunnel might ruin the British
merchant marine.
"Really, however, all these reasons
have for a basis a sentiment that will
bear no arguments, but is inspired by
the desire of the English to preserve
their traditions.
"Despite the efforts of railroad and
steamship companies to lessen the
duration of tbe passage, one can not
yet travel from Paris to London with
the same ease as from Paris to Brussels. The sea voyage will always constitute, in the view of many, an obstacle to the rapid growth of friendly
relations with England. While the
number of passengers between
France and Germany reaches annually nearly 8,000.000, that of the travellers between England and the different ports on the Channel, the North
Sea. and the Baltic scarcely exceeds
"The Channel tunnel would cause
these impediments to disappear. . .
It is calculated that it would lessen by
two hours the present quickest passage between  London and  Paris.
"It is evident that shortly the movement of travel between the two great
western capitals would be doubled or
trebled, and that business between
France and England would increase
in the same proportion. Everything
goes to show that the building of a
submarine passage would cause an increase of commerce between the two
great nations and that new prosperity
would arise from the effort necessary
to  create it.
"Would not this effort, however, be
too great? Is it not folly to think of
exerting it? Are not the obstacles
insurmountable? We put these questions to Mr. Sartiaux, engineer in
chief of the Northern company, who
has made a deep study of the channel  tunnel  plan.
"The first condition of success for
a Channel tunnel, he replied, is the
existence, in this submarine region,
of an impermeable geologic stratum,
through which the tunnel may be driven. Now this desirable stratum does
exist. Nearly eight thousand soundings have been made to ascertain exactly thc position of the different layers that form the bottom of the
Straits of Dover. Among these geologic   strata   is   found   that  called   by
scientists the Cenomanlati, which has
all the necessary qualities. It is nearly 200 feet  thick, and the compact
texture of ils rocks will resist all Alteration. The water lhat must be
taken care of while the work is going on will be of vastly smaller quantity than can easily be managed by
a   moderate   pumping   plant.
"ihe tunnel will be composed of
two circular parallel passages about
50 feet apart and each 18 to 20 feet
in diameter. The entrance of the tunnel will be near Blanc Nez and the
connecting tracks will leave thc main
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UNDER the caption, "The National Donation to
Aviation," the following appears in a recent
number of the Vancouver "German Press":
"Pangermanists in Berlin complain that the Germans
living in Xorth America did only contribute $1500 to
the National Fund for Aviation, while $33,000 were
raised for this purpose by Germans living in South
America, although they are less in number.
"They forget, evidently, that the Germans who live
in Canada or in the l'nited States, are either natural-
lized or about to be so in the respective countries.
German Aviation is a matter of purely military purpose and consequently is only of interest to the German
Empire. One should not try to induce citizens of
other countries, although of German nationality, to
make contributions of such kind, The impression
might be the same in their countries as it would be in
Germany if anybody would try to raise money for
French military purposes in Alsace-Loraine."
Of the scores of publications issued in Greater Vancouver, there is not one which is doing its duty more
nobly than the "German Press," which serves as prosperous and as progressive a community of the German
people as may be found in the Dominion. The "German I'ress" is doing much not only in a local, but international, way to promote thc development of the
Pacific Coast. It has become noted for its sane editorials and for the completeness and accuracy of its
news columns. Headers of this clever German paper
cannot but become better Canadians, still holding on
to the grand traditions of the "Fatherland."
IN a new country such as ours everybody has a
chance���even he who thirsteth after political
honors. One of the grave wrongs which may be
worked upon a long-suffering community by an unscrupulous administration is that of having to listen
to the oratorial eruptions of individuals who take the
stump with tht idea in mind of putting the heel firmly
on the corrupt administration's neck. Next to the
oldtimer politician, who has had his day, the youthful oracle whose attitude on the platform suggests the
law-courts, is the worst offender.
Probably the greatest speech ever made was delivered in some five minutes by Lincoln on the battlefield
of Gettysburg.   Here it is in full:
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought
f6rth ou this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are
created equal.
"Now we are engaged in a great civil war. testing
whether that nation, eir any nation so conceived and
so dedicated can long endure. We ate met on a great
battlefield of that war. W'e have come to dedicate a
portion of that field as a final resting-place for those
uho here gave their lives that that nation might live.
li is altogether fitting and proper that we should do
"Hut, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The
brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have
consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember
what we say here, but it can never forget what they
did here. It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who
fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is
rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us���that from these honored dead we
take increased devotion to that cause for which they
gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here
highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in
vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new
birth of freedom; and that government of the people,
by the people, for the people, shall not perish from
the earth."
Before going out of power, Mr. Bowser might make
amends for a great volume of his sins while in office by
introducing a measure confining all political utterances to a bare twenty minutes.
vidge  which might be brought to the attention of
���very municipal official in British Columbia.
In a recent interview Reeve Lougheed stated with
cgard to the publishing of itemized statements of
aunicipal expenditures, that under the system he pro-
osed to put forward in Maple Ridge once the roads
md beats were clearely defined under the new bylaws,
te favored the publishing of a quarterly report
The Clerk would keep a handbook in which would be
iiaced a record of all monies expended on the roads in
.he different beats. The information would be dear'y stated, and would be in tabulated form, so that the
terns would be intelligible to everybody, councillor
ind ratepayer alike. This book would be audited
luarterlv in the usual audit by the municipal account-
mts. At the end of every three months a statement
would be published in the press, reproducing the contents of the road handbook, and also showing the
amount of money that had been available to spend at
the beginning of the period. If the ratepayers wished
further details, such as how much of the total sum
expended on a specific road was used for teaming,
material, labor and so on, the Council would furnish
the information asked to such enquirer. Besides road
expenditures, the su us paid for salaries and current
expenditures, with the monies received by the Council
would be shown.
FOLLOWING the appearance of the celebrated
Marie Lbyd in the City of Winnipeg, a writer
in one of the Winnipeg publications says in part as
"Marie Lloyd having proved herself "a puffick lidy"
in Vancouver by invading the office of the 'World,' of
that city, with a trunk strap and administering a hiding to Editor Taylor, the editors in Winnipeg have
reason to congratulate themselves that they printed
nothing during the fair Marie's sojourn here that incurred her wrath.
"Mayor Deacon, despite his name, is no snuffling
Puritan and professional moralist, full of the idea that
he must scuttle around trying to regulate the lives of
other people, like Mayor Baxter, of Vancouver.
"Mayor Deacon is a man of good sense and finds
that it takes all his time to attend to his own business
ind his proper duties as Mayor, without posing as an
embodiment of the Moral Law by day and scooting
around at night to see the performances of ladies like
Marie Lloyd so that he can denounce them next morning in language of virtuous indignation and issue his
proclamation against them.
"As a matter of plain fact, what pitiful nonsense
all this hounding of Marie Lloyd is!
"Why pick out Marie Lloyd and subject her to persecution ?
"Surely it cannot be on account of her performances
on the stage, which are simply nothing more nor less
than amusing and vulgar.
"They are coarse, if you like, but not for a moment
are they voluptuous or insidiously demoralizing.
"1 can mention, and you can mention, offhand, a list
of women of wide celebrity before the footlights whose
performances, judged sanely from the standpoint of
morality, are vastly more deserving of condemnation and suppression than Marie Lloyd's.
"But these ladies have met with no such trouble as
poor Marie has been up against on this super-virtuous
side of the Atlantic.
"Any person whose morals can be injured by anything that Marie Lloyd sings, or says, or does on the
stage, ought to be provided with blinkers and ear-
wads and a governess���an angular, vinegary female
of at least middle age���to lead him about and protect
his delicate virtue from contamination by contact with
the realities of this wicked world; and, even at that,
he would probably generate enough wickedness in his
own thoughts to make himself corrupt."
MAPLE RIDGE Municipality, having elected Nelson S. Lougheed to the office of reeve, is due
to have a straight-from-the-shoulder business administration. Mr. Lougheed is a successful lumberman,
and he promises to apply to his public duties the systematic attention necessary in private business.
Reeve  Lougheed  will   initiate  a  system  in  Maple
WHEN* the North Fraser Harbor Commissioners
appointed Messrs. Davis and Leslie consulting
.engineers to the board, an important step was made
in the work which is being dealt with by the commission. Colonel Davis and Major Leslie, the members
of the firm, are both men who occupy a high place in
'heir profession, men who have been identified for a
great number of years with vast engineering projects
n various quarters of the globe. Both are Vancouver men with the interests of Greater Vancouver very
near to their hearts and it may be expected that the
large task of drawing up plans and specifications for
the improvement of Greater Vancouver's fresh water
harbor has fallen into hands capable of doing it full
That actual work on the improvement of the river
may proceed at an early date it is only necessary for
the municipalities interested to do their duty in regards to the financing of the immediate needs of the
commission. It is encouraging to note that the South
Vancouver council stands, almost to a man, in favor
of assisting development on the North Fraser and it
may be expected that the local councils will contribute
proportionately to the great good South Vancouver is
bound to participate in with the successful improvement of the view harbor.
WHILE the subject of permanent paving in South
Vancouver is agitating the public mind, it
might be well to turn to the experiment on Kingsway.
Old' Westminster Road was undoubtedly the most abominable piece of highway in the whole of Canada.
The movement to have the street paved was got under way by leading ratepayers between Boundary
Road and Knight Road. The usual squabble developed over the advisability of spending great sums in
this way and the usual squabble, after this matter was
decided, developed as to the class of pavement to be
Feeling ran very high on the subject of paving
Kingsway, the council of that time came in for a lot
of abuse and the particular pavement used was also
assailed. Time, however, has laid to rest all the petty
bickerings. Kingsway. South Vancouver, is probably
the finest stretch of permanent pavement in Western
Canada. A morass, mire, bog has been transformed
into a marvelous boulevarde over which motor cars
from two countries roll along hy the hundreds every
day. Kingsway is a splendid advertisement and a
thing of beauty with almost everlasting qualities. It
cost the municipality money, but the municipality is
getting good value, and the ratepayers along the street
have found themselves as a result of the paving of
the highway, in the centre of things rather than on
the rim.
Till''. Dominion of Canada has been making in the
past ten years greater --trides than have ever
been made by any nation in the world's history in so
-hort a time.    This fact is the subject of an editorial
in the current issue of the "Saturday Evening Post"
which says:
"Reporting to the 'Statist' on the condition eif
Canada, George Paish remarks that the great era of
railroad building is now almost closed. Both the new
trunklines across the continent will be completed within a year and the old one will have been double-
tracked much of the way. With these and numerous
branch lines Canada will have built seventeen thousand miles of railroad within a dozen years at a cost,
including equipment and improvements, of a thousand million dollars.
"Now Canada contains decidedly fewer people than
the state of New York and far less capital. In proportion to population no country ever before built railroads so fast, and in relative material development
during the last decade the Dominion has much exceeded the United States.
"Glancing at the history of the Canadian Northwest for the last dozen years, one might fairly say
that the Dominion made a continent to order. As the
railroads spread across the provinces land came into
cultivation, towns appeared, industries sprang up.
"It is all an interesting illustration of the modern
mobility and organization of capital. For this development Canada has borrowed since 1907 a billion and
i quarter dollars in England and perhaps a third as
much in the United States. Without great stores of
surplus money to draw on. the development would
have been impossible.
AS A SURE CURE for the smoking habit, a new
York investigator recommends the chewing of gentian. Another method of curing the tobacco habit
'ias been discovered by a Coquitlam doctor who advises small doses of cyanide of pottassium for all victims of the evil.
��   *   ��
HON. GEORGE E. FOSTER, Minister of Trade
and Commerce, had three fingers cruelly smashed when
an Ottawa street car conductor, who did not notice
the Cabinet Minister getting aboard, jammed the door
on Mr. Foster's hands. It is hinted that the conductor is probably of a Liberal stripe.
��   .1   ���
TIIK 1NSIRGINGS of Dr. McGuire in the Provincial House some days ago would indicate that he has
been running with one 11. II. Stevens.
��   ��   *
BURNABY   HAS  THE  North  Ann  ..f lhe   Fraser
running by the Municipality and the worthy arm of
"The" Frastsr shaping its destinies.
* ���   *
WHEN Till-: LARGEST railroad in the United
Kingdom appointed a Yankee railroad expert as its
general manager a wail went up in a certain section
if the British press which to the mere "colonial" car
seems pitiable.   When in doubt, pull the old flag.
* ��   *
REFA'E DICKIE would have all delinquent tax-payers dealt with in police court. Once allow the amendments to the Municipal Clauses Act to be written in
the law books and Reeve Dickie and every other reeve
in British Columbia will be reduced to a straw boss.
* ��   ��
WHEN ALL TRAFFIC was tied up at the corner
of Twenty-eighth Avenue and Main Street as a result of a great motor truck not being able to negotiate
the loam at that particular point, the following were
some of the remarks heard:      "Ought to corduroy
this part," "Corduroy or creosoted blocks," "���i !
 !" "To  with them  councillors."
�� �� ��
THE LITTLE GRAVE-YARD car has become so
disgusted with the condition of Main Street from
Twenty-fifth Avenue to Bodwell Road that it has indignantly refused to further serve on that section. All
argument has been of no avail and now the little car
is in the barn and the B. C. E. R. have had to put
newer rolling stock on the Mountain View line.
"That's enough of South Vancouver for me," said the
little car, as tail up, the other night, it was taken to
its stall.
BECAUSE THE VICTORIA dog-catcher snatched
away the pet dog of a ratepayer in the Capital, said
ratepayer has written a letter to the "Colonist." The
D. C. is alleged to have stuck out his tongue and usee!
violent language in effecting the capture of the animal.
���    ��    ���
I'll bet no millionaire can get
From steak and chops and pie,
And cabbage, too, and oyster stew
More downright joy than I.
���Detroit  Free Pren
I'll bet no millionaire can get,
However he may try,
Prom quip, or pun, or other fun,
A better laugh than  I.
���Voungstown Telegram
I'll bet no millionaire can get
From where the bullets fly,
Or from where there is work to do
In quicker time than I.
���Houston Post
I'll bet no millionaire can get
With greater speed than I,
From where insistent creditors
Would know the reason why.
-__    --.- ���Victoria  News
I'll bet no millionaire can get
Such a grouch on in the morning
As the "black-hander" who sets
These lines, profanity adorning.
���Chinook   IVuny-a-lhiiT
I'll bet no millionaire can get
.Another mug like me
To sit and set the crazy stuff
Of a mixed up brain like he. H	
-.Chinook  Devil
��    *    ��
IT'S WONDERFUL the fuss the local Conservative
organs are making over the report of the commission
which alleges that $-40,000,000 was thrown away on
the building of the National Transcontinental railway.
The contractors, it is alleged, got the big bulk of this
$40,000,000. They are the same contractors who are
building the Canadian Northern in British Columbia
and who own the Pacific and Great Eastern Railway.
The difference between the Conservative and Liberal
parties to a big railroad contractor, or railroad owner
for that matter, is the difference between a Bank of
Commerce and a Bank of Montreal one dollar bill to
a man who is hard up for a drink.
�� �� B
MR. J W. STEWART, millionaire railway contractor, has purchased the Baronetcy of Assynt from the
Duke of Sutherland at a cost of $330,000. There are
Highlanders in these provinces of the Dominion of
Canada who would think twice before accepting that
particular baronetcy as a gift.
��    *    *
AFTER THE HIGH COST of living and the high
cost of dying have been fully investigated by the press
and the government some high-brow ought to precipitate an enquiry into the high cost of being born���
a subject upon which much valuable evidence might
be available right here in Greater Vancouver.
The Highgraders Corner
Ideal Wives and Husbands
Toronto Star
A woman authority on the question says there can
lot be an idea! husband without an ideal wife.    Tin
dictum will probably go far toward settling the vexeel
question, as it makes thc argument to personal to be
��    #    ��
Bishop of Ripon and Women Smokers
Montreal  Star
The Anglican   Bishop of Ripon is of the opinion
lhat if women want to smoke they should be permitted
to smoke.   That admits of no argument.   If they want
to smoke, who has a right to prevent them?
��� ��   ��
Royalties That Arc Not Going Well In Double Harness
Montreal Gazette
The royal families of Europe, according to the news
despatches, just now present two cases of married
.ouples who refuse to live with each other, while in
mother case an extravagant princess is compounding
with her creditors by paying half the amount she owes.
Thc wise members of the classes concerned should
check this sort of thing when they can. It helps to
make republicans. Socialists, and syndicalists, and
when these have their way royal families will be scarce.
* ��    k
Way to Have Good Times
Brantford Evxpositor
When the Liberals were in power, and the country
was prosperous, the Conservatives ascribed that prosperity to the fact that their opponents had left the N-
P. undisturbed. Now the Conservatives are again in
power. What they call the N. P. Is still in force, and
yet trade conditions are depressed. Evidently it is a
case of men rather than of policy, and the surest way
to have a return of good times is to return the Liberal
party to power. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 21. 1914
The Six-Horse Team of International Prize-winning Clydesdales
Model Farm Bu ildings at Colony Farm
Silo showing Feed mik Arrcn*'ments
Modern Treatment of the Insane
By Establishment of Colony Farm, the Provincial Government Won
Continent-wide   Commendation ��� Several   Useful   Purposes
Served  with  Resultant  Benefit  to  British  Columbia
Not an Hospital Ward, but the Colony Farm Cow Stable       I
Few of Canada's institutions, public ,��r private, have come so prominently under public notice as that nf
Colony Farm, ;i provincial government institution located at Mount
Coquitlam, midway between New
Westminster and Port Coquitlam.
In British Columbia, even, not everyone kiiejws what an excellent and
model farm ii i-. although frum time
ie, time it may be noted that horses
and >te>ck frum there vvin official
recognition  at   standard   exhibitions.
The inception of the farm is due
ie. the suggestion of Dr. C li l)"h-
evty. superintendent nf the provincial
mental hospital, and credit is elne the
provincial administration, which has
liberally provided the means (or the
development of the idea Today the
province has an institution known
the continent over. It is a model
fi mi. where agriculturists may have
demonstration of up-to-date methods,
and where thorough-bred sleeck is
raiseel. partly with ilu purpose of improving the standard in tin- province.
With 'hat .elijee-i in view, none of the
animal- are- - .M !���' people living out-
siele liritish Columbia. Here, too, lev
raising their own produce, the cosl
ni operation eif ihe- whole institution
i- reduced.
The- farm, which probably has nn
peer mi tlle continent, is 1.700 acres
iii extent, with 60(1 acres of rich.
heavy, level land, at the junction of
the Coquitlam anil Fraser Rivers.
Thoroughness is the slogan at Colony
Farm, and it is seen in every department of the institution, Under capable foremen the asylum patients are
brought into service, which lessens
the cost nf labor necessary. The main
object of having the farm is to enable the inmates of the asylum to
have physical wurk in tlle open air.
It is recognized by medical authorities that work, especially work in
open and healthy surrounding, is of
the utmost value for mental patients.
It renders them composed and patient, and better satisfied with themselves. Being a factor in the production of health and happiness, it also
becomes a means nf cure. Appreciating the necessity of open-air employment lor those under his care,
the establishment nf the farm was
recommended by Dr. Doherty. Since
19118, when a start was first made,
it has developed so that it serves
more than one useful purpose in the
betterment  of the  province.
Tiie best advertisement ine Colony
Farm has is it- 30-pound Holstein
cows. Such a handsome -tring oi
show animals amj tnil\l produe I s,
119 altogether, can scarcely be funnel
anywhere      While   the   herd   carried
eiff    highest     hnneee-s    from       I'e,.-ist       Co
coasl in Canada, their glorj  elne- i- I
cnel ihere     All energy is being directed toward t'ne production of records,
and in  ihis  connection  the  eff  r!
been  admirably   repaid.
Colony Farm has procured the in-:
in   Clydesdale -   thai   Scotland   i i mid
provide.    At  ihe   head  of the stud is
Buwhill Baron, by Baron's Pride, who
was  champion  al   the   Dominion   is
hibition,   Regina,   in   1��T1     To   n   i
ti,,n Ihe famous mares, Nerissa,  Peg
gy  Pride.   I Ipal,  Col, >ny  Lady,   Be g{
and  B qulian   Qui en,   is   sufficient   I ���
indicate   I  al   Canada   has  it >  bi -
Ai the ri ci nt C hicagi   sho��   in
petition in v er bei I        the   In
ternational,   Colony   laml    was    thi
in i-i noted w inin r in the fentali
lions,    Nei issa stoi id fii st in ihe  veld
mare class and was n >i rvi champi >n
Pi ut;    Pridi    .��� more   than   her
elne at second place to Han iest< un
Baroness, the champion mare of thc
show, in as strong a brood mare class
a- tin International ever saw, Colony Lady Begg "'��� ' first in ihe
three-year-, ,1(1 class. Another winner was Peter, a handsome animal.
He- swept all before him in the gelding class,
Everything Is scientifically arranged sn that tin- be-- and must saiisfac-
tory re-uli- can be obtained. The
buildings are ideal in their construction, with equipment modern and
As superintendent e.f the provincial
institution. Dr. Doherty has an assistant who has come in for very favorable mention, Dr. J. G. McKay,
upon whom many times the entire
management of the hospital falls.
Cowan S MacGowan is bursar. The
farm fnrcman is Duncan Montgomery;
tlle Holstein herd is supervised by C.
W. Heilmes. and Malcolm Stewart has
charge of both the Clydesdales and
The accompanying illustrations
show the fine class of animals that
are standards at the farm. The cut
of the buildings indicates the excellent plan of the farm, and the milking
stable and silo show that arrangements and equipment are up to dato
throughout.���"Telephone Talk." SATURDAY.   l-'KHKUARY  21,  1914
South Vancouver Builders' Supply Company
Dealers in Sand, Gravel, Fibre, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Vitrified
Pipe, Tile, Fire-clay, Lath, and Brick of all kinds.
Offices :   Slst Avenue and Fraser Street.    Phone : Frater 36.
Main and 29th Avenue.   Phone :   Fairmont 1940.
Fraser Street and North Arm of Fraser River.   Phone : Fraier 84.
Collingwood   East,   Phone :   Collingwood 33.
Coal orders taken at all offices and delivered to all parts of South
Boultbee-Johnson & Company, Ltd.
Johnson's Wharf
Phone :  Sey. 9145
"Snow is Coning" -Buy Your
$3.00 Per Load
4905 Ontario Street, Cor. Bodwell (34th Avenue)
Phone:   Fraser 41 Phone: Highland 226
418 Winch Building Vancouver, B.C.
Wood Block
By Re.hert \V. Chambers
The  Special   Messenger  drew  her
buckskin gloves carefully through here
belt and Buttoned the holster of her ;
A hospital orderly, passing hurried-!
| ly,  stopped   to  hold  her  stirrup;  she
mounted,   thanked   the   orderly,  and, I
swinging  her  powerful  horse  west-1
I ward, treeited off through the weiods, j
I passing   the   camp   sentinels   with   a
nod   and  a   luw-spoken   eAe,rd.
Then- seemed to he no tiring any-:
where in the vicinity; nothing ; ) be i
seen but the dusky pine woods; and!
after she had advanced almost to tin-
edge e.f a little clearing, and met en-1
countering the (enter line of Union i
pickets, she drew bridle and sat stock j
still in her saddle-, searching in every |
direction  with  alert  dark eyes.
A furcst path, apparently leading
west, attracted her attention; into this
she stirred her horse and continued,
even after her compass had warned'
j her  that  the  path   was  now  running!
directly  semth.
A cabin stood at the farther edge.
Three forest bridle-paths ran west,'
easl   and   smith   freem   this  blackened
i clearing.     &he   unbuttoned   hcr   waist,:
drew out a map, and. Rattening it on!
j her pommel, bent above it in eager [
I silence.    And, as she sat studying her
map, she became aware e.f ;t faint
tremor in the solid earth under her i
horse's feet. It grew to a dull jarring vibration���nearer���nearer���near-.
er���and she hastily backed her horsei
intn the depths of the laurel, sprang
tn the ground and placed both gaunt-
leteel hands uver  her horse's nostrils.
A   moment   later   the   Confederate
cavalry   swept   through   the   clearing,
at a trot���a jaunt"     re column, rid-1
ing  twee  abreast,   then     falling    into
-ingle file as they entered the bridle-,
path  at  a  canter.
There were only a hundred eif them'
���probably some eef Stuart's rider-. |
for they seemed strangly familiar.
What were they deeing here? She
eliel neet know. There seemed no logical  reason  for their presence.
This must be the burnt clearing;
her map and the cabin corrobated
her belief. Then it was here that she
was tei meet this unknown man In
Confederate uniform and Union pay
���spy like herself���and give him certain information and receive certain
Information in return.
lle-r instructions had been unusually  rigid;  she  was  te> take every pre-1
caution;  use  native  disguise  whether j
nr   met   it   might   appear     necessary,
carry it" papers, and let any man she'
might  encounter  make  the advances |
until   she   was   absolutely   certain   of
him.     For  there  was an  ugly  rumor
afloat  that  he  hael  he-en  caught  and;
hanged, anel that a Confederate might
attempt to impers mate him.    So she
looked very carefully at her map, then
out of the thicket at the burnt clearing.     There   was   the   wretched   cabin
named  as  rendezvous,  the little  gar-1
den  patch  with   standing    corn    and
beans, and here and there a yellowing I
At   last, -with   a   slight   shiver,   she
opened her saddle bags and drew out I
the dress she meant tei wear���a dingy
earth-colored   think  of  gingham.
Dressed  now  ill  the  scanty, colorless clothing of a "poor white" of the
pine   woods,  limbs   and  body   tanned j
with  walnut,  her slender feet rubbed j
in   dust  and  then  thrust  Btockinglesa i
inti'   shape-less   sheics,   she   let   down,
the  dark,  lustrous  mass  nf  lur  hair, I
braided  it,  tied  it with  faded  ribbon, i
rubbed  her  hands  in  wood-mold ami
crushed  green  leaves over  them  till i
they   seemed  all   stained  and   marred
with toil.   Then she gathered an arm- j
ful of splinter-wood.
Head bent, she moved on in the
shiftless, hopeless fashion e.f the sort
of humanity she was representing,!
furtively taking her bearings anel making such sidelong observations a- she
dared. Tee know the shortest way
back tei her heerse might mean life-
lei her. She understood that. Also,
she   fully   realized   that   she   might   at
tbat very instant In- under hostile observation, Iii hcr easily excited imagination, all around her Ihe forest
seemed i" conceal a hundred malevolent eyes. She shivered slightly, wiped the perspiration from her brow
with one small bare fist, anil ple.elelei!
e.n. clutching her light wui.il t.i her
soft, rounded breast.
And now at last shc was nearing
the open cabin door; and she must
not hesitate, must show no suspicion.
Sn she went in. dragging her clumsily-
shod feet.
A very young man in the uniform
of a Confederate cavalry officer was
seated inside before the empty fireplace of baked clak. He had a bad
scar on his temple. She looked at
i him. simulating dull surprise; hc rose
and  gretted   her  gracefully.
"Howdy." she murmured in response, still  staring.
"Is this your  house?" he asked.
"Sub?" blandly.
"Is  this your house?"
"I reckon." she nodded. "How
come you all  in  my house?"
He replied with another question���
"What were you doing in the
"Light-wood," she answered briefly, stacking the fragrant splinters on
the table.
"Do you live  here all alone?"
"Reckon I'm alone when I live
heah," sullenly.
"What is your name?" He had a
trick of coloring easily.
"What may be yoh name, suh?"
she retorted with a little flash of
Southern spirit, never entirely quenched even in such as she seemed to be.
Genuine surprise brought the red
back into his face and made it, worn
as it was, seem almost handsome.
The curious idea came to her that she
had seen him before somewhere.    At
the same moment speech seemed t"
tremble een his lip-; he hesitated,
looked at her with a new and sudden
keenness, ami stood looking.
"I expected to meet somebody
hen."  he   -aiel  at   length.
She   diel  not  seem  tee  cemiprehenel.
"I expected t" meet a woman lure."
"Win.:-    Me?  incredulously.
He lieeekeil her over fnr a while
carefully; looked at her dusty bare
ankles, at her walnut-smeared face
and throat. Shc seemed se, small, s.j
reeiinel shouldered���SO different from
what he had expected They had
said that tbe we.man hc mn i fin.l
was pretty,
"Wa- yuh-all lixin' to meet up with,
ine?" she repeated with a bold  laugh.
"J don't know," he said, "lly ilu
Eternal, I don'l know, ma'am. Hut
I'm geeing I,, tind out in right smart
time. Did you ever hear anybody
speak   Latin?"
"Suh?" blandly; and the audacity
"Latin?" be repeated, a trifle discomfited. "For instance, 'sic itur.'
Dee you know what 'sic itur' mean-?"
"Sick���wat.  suh?"
"'Sic itur!' Oh, Lord, she is what
she le.eiks like I" he exclaimed in frank
despair. lie walked tu the door,
wheeled suddenly, came back, and
confronted lur.
"Either, ma'am, ycu are tlu- must
consummate actress in this war drama, ur ynu don't know what I'm saying and you think mc crazy. . .
And now I'll ask you once (or all. Is
this the road?"
The Special Messenger looked him
full in the eves; then, as by magic,
tlle loveliest of -miles transfigured
the dull blank features; lu-r reiiind
shoulders, pendulous arms, slouching
p08et.melted away into superb symmetry", quickening with grace and
youth as she straightened up ami
faced him, erect, supple, laughing,
"Sic itur���ad Astra." she said, demurely, and offered him her hand.
"Continue," she added.
"Good Cud!" he broke oul hoarse-
And suddenly she knew there was
nothing tn follow except death���his
or hers���realizing she made an awful
mistake���divined in erne dreadful instant the unsuspected counter-mine
beneath her very feet���cried out as
she struck him full in the face with
clenched fist, sprang back, whipping
the revolver from her ragged bodice,
dark  eyes ablaze.
"Now," shc panted, "hands high���
and  turn  your  back!    Quickly 1"
"Too late," he said heavily. "But
��� I'd rather be ynu than I. . . .
Look out of that window, Messenger!"
"Pul  up your hands!"
"No, Messenger. . . . And I ���
didn't know it was yi u when 1 came
here. It's a dirty business for an officer.
The Special Messenger stole a
swift, sidelong glance toward the
window, hesitated, and, always watching him farily, slid aleing the wall toward the door, menacing him at every
step with leveled revolver. Then, at
the door, she cast one rapid glance
at the open field behind lur and
around. A thrill nf Imrror stiffened
her. The entire circle of tin burnt
clearing was ringed with lhe gray
pickets  uf  rebel  cavalry.
"Special Messenger?' Shc turned,
pale as a ghost "1 reckon we've g"t
"Yes," she saiil.
There was another chair by the
table���the eenly e.ther nnc. She seated herself shaking all over, laid her
revolver on tlu table, stared at the
weapon, pushed il from her with a
nerve ms shudder, anil ashy of lip ami
cheek, looked at thc man -he bail
"Will they���bang me?"
"I reckon, ma'am.   Tluy hung the
uther um���the man you took me for,"
"Will   there   be-   a���trial?"
"Drumhead. . They've been
after you a long, long �� bile "
"Then���what  are you  waiting  for?"
I Ic  was silent.
"Then���il    there   is   in.   chance---"
He bent forward swiftly ami inatch-
hcr revolver from the table as her
small hand fell heavily upon the spot
where tin- weapon  had rested.
"Would yuu du lhat?" he said in a
low voice.
The desperate young  eyes answered  him.    And,  after a  throbbing  silence,  "Won't   ynu   let   nu'"   shc   ask
ed.     "It   is   indecent   tn   h-hang   a���
He did not answer.
"Please���please���" she whispered,
"give it back tn me���if you are a
soldier, . . You can go tn the dour
and call them. . . Nobody will
know. . . You can turn your back.
.    .    .    It will only  take a  second I"
"Messenger." he said once more.
"I did nnt know it was ynu I was to
meet.    Look at me. in God's name!"
She opened her eyes nn him. then
raised  her  head.
"Do you know me now?" he asked.
He touched the scar on his forehead; but there vvas no recognition
in her eyes.
"So���after all���you have feirgottcn.
And my romance is dead."
She did not answer, intent now on
every word, every shade of his expression. And, as she looked, through
the numbness of hcr desperation, hope
stirred again, stealthily.
"Are you a friend?" Hcr voice
scarcely sounded at all.
"Friends die for each other," he
said.    "Dc  yen  expect that of mc?"
The silence between them became
terrible; and at last he broke it with
a bitter laugh.
"Vuu once turned a boy's life to
romance���rieling through it���<>tit of it
���leaving -car- mi iiis brow and heart
'���and   'ell   hi-   lips   the   touch   of   yur
own,    Ami   mi   hi-   face   your   lean
! Look at me  once  re!"
Her breath came quicker; far within her lomewheri memory awoke,
groping blindly for light
"For three- dayi we- followed yen,"
lu- said     "On the-  Pennsylvania line
wi   cornered  yeeu;  but  you  changed
'garb   ami   shape   and   speech,   almost
uneler our ey<���a- a chameleon
change, color, matching the leaf it
hides on.
I baited at that squatter's house���
-lire   uf  ye.u   at   la-t���and   tin-   pretty
squatter's daughter ceeukiei    fur    m
while wc hunted fur yeiu in tlle hills���
and when I returned she gave nie her
be el   |,,   sleep    .n "
Her hand caught at her throat and
she   half-re.se,   staring   at   him.
"Her own beel tu sleep on," he re-
peated. "And I had been three days
in the saddle; and I a'u- what -hc ���������!
before mc, ami slept on her bed���
fell asleep���unly a tired boy. not a
Soldier any leeiiger. . . And awoke
tei meet tbe blow from yeair revolver
butt that made '.his -car���tu fall bewildered for a moment ���half-stunned
��� Messenger!   Do ymi know me now."
"Yes."  -he-  said.
"Ye.u have nol forgotten," lu- cried.
"You kissed me," lu- said, looking
at her,
"I ���I   th.night   1  had���killed yuu���"
slu- stammered.
"Messenger," In- -aiel. "I have never
forgotten, Ami now it i- too late tee
forget ye.ur tears un my faee���the
touch of your lips e.n mine. I would
nut if i could. It was worth living
feer���dying fur. . . . Once���I hulled���sume day���after this ���all this
tremble ended���my romance might
The  buy   choked,   then ;
"1 came here under orders tn lake
a woman spy whose password was
the key tn a Latin phrase. I'.ut until
ynu -t.e..el straight in your ra^s anil
smiled at me. I did nut know it was
ynu���I did nut kn.ew I wa- to take
thc Special Messenger. Dee you believe-  nie?"
in your
She lifted a dazed face t" meet his
gaze; he trembled, leaned down, and
kissed lur nn  the mouth,
Then iu one bound he was at the
door, signaling his troopers with
drawn saber���ns mice, long ago, she
had seen him signal them in the
northern woods.
Ami. through the window, she saw
the scattered cavalry forming column
at a gallop, obeying every saber signal, trotting forward, wheeling fours
right���and then���and then! the gray
column swung Into the western foT-
e-t at a canter, and were g"iie!
The boy leaning in the doorway
looked back at her uver his shoulder
and sheathed his saber. There was
not a  ve-ligc nl color left in his face
"Go!" hc said hoarsely,
������What-"   -he   faltered.
"Go���g". in God's hame! There's
a door there!    Can't yuu see it?"
She had been gone fur a full hour
when at last he turned again. A bit
of faded ribbon from her hair lav un
the table- Hi- went mir t" it. curiously.     It   was   tied  in  a   true  lover's
He drew it through hi- button-hole
and walked slowly back tu thc door
Then, wilh a last luuk at the sky.
ami standing very erect, he clnscd tlle
eineer. let his bae'k fir.nly against it.
drew his revolver, and lueekcil curiously Into thc muzzle-.
A moment later the racket eef the
shot echoed tlir.'iigh the deserted
The   End
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debt   iur   two   b!"ws   and   a
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Phrenology and Palmistry
(Formerly ol   Montreal;
Over Harrison's Drug Store
Cor. Granville and Robson
Hours 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
\ Chicago business man wrote hisi
Wall   Street   lawyer,   asking   information   touching  the  standing   of a  per-!
- .ii   who  hael owed  him  a  considerable sum e.f mom 5   ie.r a long time
"Whai   property   has  In-    thai     I j
ceiuld  attach:"   was   mie   "I   the  questions.
The   I iwyer's   re pl>   ��ai    to    the j
"Thi man to whom you refer," was
the answer, "died a year ago. He has
lefl nothing subject to attachment except  a  widow."
Can   supply  your   needs   at   right
(Right  at   Station)
At the Wrong Place
"Have you a Charles Dickens in
your home?" asked the polite book
"No,"   she   snapped.
"(>r a  Robert  Louis Stevenson?"
"Or a 'Gene Field?"
"No, we ain't, an' what's mure wc
don't run a boarding bouse here either.
If your looking for them fellows you
might try the house across the street.
1   understand  they   keep  roomers."
Where Ignorance is Bliss
Shortly before bis death thc late
Chief Justice Fuller presided at a
church conference. During thc progress of a heated debate a member
anise and began a tirade against universities and education, thanking
God that he had never been corrupted by contact wi'h a college.
"Do I understand the speaker
thanks God for his ignorance?" interrupted   thc   Chief  Justice.
"Well, yes," was the answer, "you
can put it that way if you want to."
"All  I  have to say, then." said the
Chief Justice, in his sweetest musical
tone, "is that thc member has a good
deal to thank God for."
*   *   *
But This Really Happened
"Son," said the man in the automobile, stopping in  front  of the  farm-
Hamilton  Bros.
Embalmers and Funeral
Parlors and Chapel:
Office Phone:    FRASER 19
Residence Phone:    FRASER 25
(Day or night)
house, "is this the right ruad to Gcc-
ville?"    .
'���Yes. sir," answered the farmer's
"How far is it from here?"
"Well, sir. if you keep on goin' I
reckon it's about 24.889 miles, but if
yuu turn back an' go the other way
it ain't more'n about two. You must
have  slipped through it without���"
" !"  bellowed  tbe automo-
bilist, starting bis machine again and
turning   around   iu   thc   road.
"You're welcome," said thc farmer's  bov.
*    *    *
He Knew
Charles S. Melleu, at a dinner in
Boston, said of a bankrupt:
"His bankruptcy was like that which
the parent described.
"Pa, what's bankruptcy?' a little
boy once asked.
And  pa.  who  had  been  'bit'  that
week, answered bitterly:
"Bankruptcy, my son. is where yotl
put your money in your hip pocket
and let yeiur creditors take your wallet and coat." SIX
We Have Satisfied Ourselves
that the public can be convinced by clean and legitimate advertising.
We were and are thc only Undertakers who could advertise a complete funeral for $55.00, including Burial Case, trimmed complete
(no extra charge f..r hauelle. ..r other trimmings); Family Carriage.
Hearse, WagOll Service, Care of Remains and Personal Service, and
live up tn uur advertisement in every respect. The fact that we are
doing as we advertise is responsible- for the volume of business we
are doing.
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Cor.  Eighth and Main  Street. Phone Fair. 189
Commodious Chapel Free to All Patrons
Formerly Center & Hanna's  Branch
Owing to the mistake of the Telephone Company in met getting
our name changed, it will bc found   as    Center    &    Hanna,    Mount
Pleasant Branch, Fairmont 189.
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Phone Fairmont 1602 L
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You Advertise?
When an advertiser advertises he wants to reach the
people. Patronage is needed to make a business a success.
In having a name and business always before the public,
or the name of a specially named product, buyers have
it in mind when that kind of thing is wanted. If the ad. is
in a handy place, only a moment is needed to refer to it.
What better medium is there than the telephone
directory? An advertiser wants circulation, and he gets
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 thc district is covered.
An advertiser appreciates a medium that is in constant use. The directory is used an average of eight times
per subscriber per day, or over 200,000 times every
twenty-four hours. These figures arc not guessed at, but
are ascertained by actual count each month. Moreover,
the directory is never discarded. It is referred to unceasingly, and man, woman and child soons get familiar
with thc names prominently displayed therein.
An advertiser wants to make sure he is reaching the
people he wants. 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
top or bottom, or if the name of a special article were
shown there, would it not soon be known in every household on the Lower Mainland of British Columbia?
If you have something to market, if you want to reach
all the people all the time, take a look at the directory.
It is a particularly good medium for most purposes, and
very probably it will be just what you want.
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Earthenware Utensils
Copper, aluminum, nickeled aluminum, enamel ware, tin, iron, and
earthenware���all these �� have their
place in tlle making of cooking Utensils and in every kitchen.   The young
I bride,'* who furnishes her home, frequently fits her kitchen with one kind
of   ware  "because   it   looks  so   nice,"
; but the older, more experienced
housekeeper knows that in many
kinds nf ware there  is wisdom.    She
j has learned that Senile tiling! cook
besl in one kind of utensil, some in
another. A kitchen with an assortment of wares is much better equipped  than eene  with  wares of but one
I material.
No kitchen,  feir instance, would bc
| completely equipped with only earthenware utensils, for these have a
comparatively restricted field of usefulness: yet the kitchen that is without
them misses a great ileal. Ill the
lirst place, they are so attractive that
! they may he used both for en.eking
and serving���a distinct saving of la-
heir.     In   thc  second,   they  are   most
; suitable for oven-cooked foods. When
with a moderate lire the oven will
cook slowly, avoiding excessive heat
in summer and extra fuel bills all the
year around.
Oven cooking is nearly always
much tei be preferred to cooking on
the top of the stove as it is cooking
at a low, even temperature which
best conserves flavors, and renders
tough foods most digestible. Earthenware dishes are designed for oven
cooking. Casseroles with lifted covers are suitable for stews of endless
variety. Casseroles conic in two general styles, the red clay utensil with
the brown glazed interior, and the
brown glazed utensil which is pure
white inside. The matter of material is one of individual taste. Both
styles  arc  equally  good.
The Ideal Nursery
It is not possible in every home to
keep one room especially for the
children's use. But wherever it can
be done, the gain is great in very
many respects.
The kind of room most suitable is
a large, well-lighted, easily ventilated apartment with a sunny aspect, and
one not situated too high up in the
house. Sunlight and fresh air are almost as important as food to the
child. Walis and ceilings are most
hygenic when distempered nr enamelled in pale tints. For thc floor a
washable cork carpet is a warm and
sanitary covering, and can now be
bought In attractive patterns. An oven
fireplace, which should be well protected, aids ventilation, and in the
nursery is the best  mode of heating.
The furniture should be simple
without being severe. Highly polished furniture and thc lumber of
other rooms should never find their
way into the nursery. There should
lie a large, comfortable sofa, a cosy
arm-chair, and a low table, which
sheiuld be perfectly stable and fitted
with castors. These, with, some cane
chairs, mats, a small cabinet for
crockery, and cupboard for toys, are
necessary and  sufficient.
*        e,        *
Girdle belts of knitted silk in all of
the fashionable shades strongly appeal to the girl who affects frocks in
one dark tone. The girdle, which any
one may knit in a comparatively short
while may be stretched up and down
from thc waist line or crushed together narrowly, whichever mannei
best becomes the figure.
At both ends it is finished with
fringe six inches long and made of
twisted silk cords, drawn in groups
nf strands through a row of rather
large composition beads In a ce.lnr
strongly contrasting with the knitted
meshing. The effect of a deep red
or .green, a bright yellow or purple
waistband having a fringe beaded
with a row of orange or purple beads
is a true bizarre, but worn with a
dark toned house frock its effect is
smart aild, quite as much to be desired,   unusual.
e|��        *        *
The Gas Stove
If a gas stove is cared for properly in the every day routine it is a simple matter to keep it clean. It need
not be blackened, but a weekly washing with soap and water and a stiff
little brush, fedlowed by a thorough
drying off. with the oven burners
lighted,  will   keep  it  bright.
The daily care means an immediate
removal of anything spilled or spattered on the stove or in the ovens.
The slide tray under thc burners I
should be washed frequently and
scrubbed if necessary: otherwise it
soon becomes crusted over with dust
and grease. If the gas flame is red
or blows, try relighting, first letting
the gas flow a few seconds. If this
does not remedy thc trouble there is
probably another which interferes.
Brush out thc burner openings carefully. A persistent trouble of this
sort should be referred to the gas
In lighting the oven the torch or
pilot should always be used and then
turned off. This is simply for lighting, not for heal. Another precaution which certain housekeepers have
been known to neglect is never to
leave thc broiling pan in the oven
when it is not in use. It becomes
roughened and burned, if left in the
heat  when   empty.
* *    *
Jellied Vegetables
Soak one tablespoon granulated
gelatine in one-fourth cup cold water,
and dissolve in one cup boiling water;
then add one-fourth cup, each, sugar
and vinegar, two tablespoons lemon
juice, and one teaspoon salt. Strain,
cool, and when beginning to stiffen
add one cup celery, cut in small pieces
one half-cup finely shredded cabbages
and one and one-half canned pimen-
tocs; cut in small pieces, turn mould
and arrange around jelly thin slices
of cold cooked meat over-lapping one
another.    Garnish  with  celery tips.
* *    *
The New Blouse
A good example of the contrasting
corsage is one with an oveque violet satin blouse combined with a
black satin skirt. The black of the
skirt is repeated in the corsage at the
elbows by an inset band in the velvet
belt and in the crossed velvet ribbon in front. The vest is of white
satin, as is the collar with a point in
the back, the last feature in waists.
Little black buttons and buttonholes
trim the little coat-tail additions below the belt. The corsage is kimono
shaped. Fur edges the lapels. The
vest is finished with tiny silk buttons
and a new kind of stimulated buttonhole, like that used on the back. The
sleeves reach over the hand considerably.
���^ THI* IS AN 010 ONE BUT-
Soft Place
Jennie : "He must have a soft spot
In his heart for me."
Connie :    "Why  so?"
Jennie : "He says he is always
thinking of  me."
Connie : "But, you know, a man
doesn't think with his heart. The
soft  place must bc in  his head."
Prudent Wife���What have you laid
up  for a rainy  day, John?
Happy Jack���A mackintosh, my
A Touch of Variety
"They threw eggs at you."
"Yes," replied thc man of tempestuous experiences. "And to make sure
that I would regard what they did as
a form of rough pleasantry, they introduced a few china eggs."
* * *
Conclusive Evidence
"It is wrong for an old man to marry a young fool."
"But  how  is  he  to know  that  she-
is  a  fool?"
"When she says yes to his proposal
he ought to know it."
$550���Easy Terms
This lot is situated on 56th Avenue,
close to Victoria Road, which now
has a 10-minute car service. This is
the best buy in this district. Let us
show you it at your convenience. We
can arrange very easy terms.
The  Yorkshire  Guarantee
&  Securities Corporation  Limited
440 Seymour Street
Phones: 6188 and 6189   R. Kerr Houlgate, Manager
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route to the���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Halting! St, Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H.  W.  BRODIE,  Gen.  Pass  Agent,   Vancouver.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
H. O. Smith, c. P. * T. A.
Phone :  Sey.    134
W. E. Duparow, O. A. P. O
52 7   Granville Street
At Vancouver
Westminster vs. Vancouver
FEBRUARY 24, at 8.30 p.m.
Entire  Gallery,  50 cents.    Reserve  seats,  $1.00.     Promenade,  $125
Box Seats, $1.50
The Magician's Mistake
"Now," said the magician, smiling,
"I am not about to extract from this
hat a rabbit. That trick is too easy.
I will remove from this hat a choice
porterhouse steak, the sort you pay
28 cents a pound for. After which I
will show you how the trick is done,
so that each of you may easily���"
But thc magician got no further.
In its eagerness to learn the audience
fairly mobbed him.
* *   ��
Just for the Name
"Waiter," said the impatient customer, "do you call this an oyster
"Yessuh," replied Mr. trastus Pink-
"Why the oyster in this stew isn't
big enough to flavor it.'
"He wasn't put in to flavor it, suh.
He is jes' supposed to christen it."
* *   *
Conscientious Care
"1 want you to be particularly careful,"  said  Senator  Sorghum.
"You mean with this speech?" said
the  stenographer.
"That isn't a speech: it's a lecture.
A speech may merely kill time, but a
lecture  is  expected   to  be    the    real
money's worth."
Of the Same Mind
The bishup grasped the pursuer's
arm with a gentle, ecclesiastical pressure. "I would explain to you," he-
began, "that I am very much pleased
with my room-mate, ihat is, I fiml
him a gentleman in every respect,
and I wouldn't have you think���er���
a-any reflection upon him, you know.
His appearance is���cr���in every
"Oh, that's all right," interrupted
the purser, "the gentleman has been
to me with his own valuables, and he
says thc very same things about you."
* ��   ��
"Tommy," said an irate mother t)
hcr incorrigible offspring, "if you don't
behave I'll give you a good whipping"
"Well, that'll be a change, anyway,"
replied the little fellow. "All the
other whippings I ever got from you
were bad."
* *      St
A Possible Use
Motorist���Flying machines will
eventually   supplant   automobiles
Guest���But what will we do with
these expensive roads?
Motorist���Oh, I suppose we'll have
to  let the  farmers use them.
Sumas Lake from the B.C.E.R. EIGHT
Gore Ave.
Lawrence & Sandusky, Lessees
Sey. 3907
Week of February 23
Matinees Wed. and Sat.
The   Del.   S.   Lawrence
Slock   Company
Maude  Leone
iu tb; most sensational dramatic success
By Paul Armstrong
Prices 25c and 50c
Matinees 25c Any Seat
18th and Main Street
"Thc House of Features"
It prepared to receive a limited number of pupils
and impart instruction at their hornet or at hit
COLLINGWOOD EAST, At B. C. Electric Station
H.   H.   DEAN,   Proprietor
We change daily wMh a fresh feature each day. We have installed a New Powers 6 A, the most perfect motion picture machine
Come any night and see a NEW FEATURE on our NEW KW.
ROROIDE curtain just imported.
Phone Collingwood 24
P. O. Box 32
Successors to Fletcher & Brett
Notary Public
Dominion Express Money  Orders Issued
Cedar   Cottage   Theatre
20th Avenue and Commercial Street
... We show the best, cleanest, and most up to date pictures with a
complete change daily.
Having purchased tlie Stock of Messrs. Geo. E.
McBride & Company, who for years did a
LARGE CREDIT Business, wc are selling for
And   giving   the   people   of   South   Vancouver
the advantage of a saving of
15 to 20 per cent
Empress  Theatre
Nexl   week    Messrs.   Lawrence     &
Sandusky afe offering another strong
attraction and a genuine novelty in
Vancouver iu "Tbe Escape" from tbe
pen of Paul Armstrong, author of
'The Deep Purple," "Thc Greyhound"
add "ther notable successes. In point
eel ambitious intent it is the most
notable of Armstrong's plays for it
II I thrilling expose and denunciation of tenement house conditions in
New Vork and Chicago, It's heroine
is born and reared in thc slums and
along the route eif ber escape she becomes the sweetheart of a soulless
politician, then a trained nurse,' and
finally the wife of a physician. The
two big scenes are the tragic death
of the girl's sister and the murder of
the man whe, legally killed her. "The
Escape" has been sub-iiiristcned
"The Imperator eef Sex Drama" and
it is indeed the strongest and most
straightforward play upon the relations e,f men and women now on the
stage. Il concerns not an escape
from the law, nor an escape from the
underworld, but the escape eef a poor
Itar-gazing, vitally human girl from
the heel of poverty grinding her into
the mire of complete effacement. How
does shc escape? How do hundreds
of others like her escape every day?
And what windows eef their souls are
opened to what tempests of remorse
in after years? Mr Armstrong's play
is as factfus as a police station blotter, and though remorseless in its
portrayal of certain conditions is nevertheless healthily optimistic. It contains some remarkable character
types, which will give splendid opportunities for every member of the
Lawrence Ceempany. Miss Maude
Leone, whee will return rested and refreshed from ber two weeks' vacation will have tlie powerfully emotional reele of May Joyce, a daughter of
the slums and Mr. Del Lawrence will
have   the  equally  prominent  role  of
excellent   voices   and   knov
choose  their   songs  well.
Something quite out eef the ordinary
is the turn presented by The Hartleys, a yeiiinc; English man and woman.     Mr.   Harlley   wears   the   Eng"
i lish championship belt for the running broad jump, having cleared sotnc-
j thing eever forty feet.    Ile bas arrang-
j cd a series of novelty jumps that exhibits   bis   skill   in   a   most   attractive
| manner. His pretty little partner
helps to make the performance effeC-
When "The Eternal Waltz" was
originally launched over the Orpheum
circuit. Shirli Rivers was tbe prima
donna and a few weeks in tbat capacity determined hcr to follow tlle
pleasant paths of vaudeville permanently. She comes to tbe Orpheum
nexl week as tbe star of a charming
little musical story. Miss Rives wears
some stunning gowns in ber role of
opera singer, and her supporting
company   is   excellent.
Nearly all vaudeville patrons know
Mindell Kingston, an adept at the
art of variety entertainment. She
can sing and dance and put over
comedy, and wear wonderful clothes,
and now she has a very clever partner in George Ebner, whe, is truly
able  to  second  all  ber  efforts.
Helen Ruggles, tbe "Dcmi-Tassc"
prima donna���so-called because of
her diminutive size���is one of tbe increasing numbers of opera singers to
invade vaudeville. Her training was
chiefly gained abroad, and she sang
professionally in both Paris and Milan. Her repertoire contains popular
numbers fremi thc classics.
Tbe  clever   French    girls,    calling
How Satisfactory it is to the Housekeeper to be sure that
the MILK, CREAM and BUTTERMILK she receives is
Pasteurized and  Germless.
Delivered in Sealed Bottles, Perfectly Sterilized.
905 Twenty-fourth Avenue East
Phone Fairmont 2391 L PRICE & GREEN, Proprietors
Dennis Brothers are athlete- of the
aerial kind and are known as the
kings of the revolving ladder. They
promise much that is new anil startling in this line and there is a thrill
every minute that they are em the
Thc motion pictures next week as
usual will be first class and of interest to many as only the latest English views will be shown. Musical
Director Woods and bis concert orchestra will be heard in a program
of popular and classical airs. Don't
forget that there is a matinee at the
Imperial every day at 2 45 and two
evening performances at 7.30 and 9.IS.
The prices for the matinees are 10
and IS cents and fur the night performance's 15c and 25c with boxes at
50c at all shows.
Phone Sev. 318
Granville Street
Week ol  February  :3rd
In every locality and district
throughout the weirld there is one tirm
which excel in their particular line.
In the grocery business in Semth Vancouver, this firm hapnens to be Cochrane & Elliot, located at the Junction
of Kingsway and Eraser Street. Their
stock is larger than any other, it is
better than tbe others, and lhe goods
are clean and attractively displayed
in a store that is a credit to Greater
Vancouver. Their prices are no higher than their competitors, in fact
they arc lower, for buving in such
enormous quantities as this firm does,
enables them tee give a better value
for the money than the many who
onlv sell a smaller amount Their
facilities feer delivery arc large, having
a number of wagons covering the entire municipality each day and part
of the city of Vancouver. It will be
better for vou to buv your greiceries
from  this  firm   and  be  satisfied.***
The Pinnacle ol Vaudeville
Scaaon'a dramatic aucceas
In   "Tht  Song  of  the   Heart"
atory   of   Qrand   Opera   Life   by
Edgar   Allan   Wool!
Mindell   KINGSTON  &   George   EBNER
A   vaudeville  flirtation"
-KAUKMAN    ....OS.���Phil
In  tuneful   nonsense
The  demi-taaac   Prima   Donna
Novelty   Dancers
t    IIH    I
Week  of   February  23rd
The    amarteat    and    cleverest    lilliputians
earth.     See  the  boxing  bout   between  them
Vaudeville's  brightest  singing  comedian
The   continental  vocalists
Del S. Lawrence, at the Empress
This Friday, February 20, at the
Aberdeen School Vancouver, Felix
Penne gives an illustrated lecture on
"Lord Strathcona; his Life and
Times." A full report, illustrated, will
be given in next week's "Chinook."
Dr. Von Eiden. healer of minds and
hearts as well as of bodies, ^he full
strength of the ceimpany with some
additions will bc found in Ihe supporting cast, and the tremendously
powerful presentation of these burning questions, proper housing eif the
poor sex cugcncics and the white
slave question will have a dignified
and strong interpretation at thc Empress.
"Baby Mine" pursues its triumphant way and thousands have laughed
themselves nigh Into hysterics this
week thus far .ever the Hardy's crop
of'babies and the trials and tribulations of Jimmy Jinks. Every one In
the cast has acquitted themselves admirably and "Baby Mine" will linger
long in thc memory of Empress patrons as one of the funniest of all
funny plays, beautifully staged and
capitally acted. It will be withdrawn
I at thc end of this week and those who
have not yet seen this jolly comedy
should take prompt advantage of the
few remaining opportunities.
et:        *       *
Orpheum Theatre
One reason why "To Save One
Girlj" the Paul Armstrong playlet,
which heads next week's Orpheum
bill, is so timely and interesting is
thai il shows a plot almost identical
with that which was formed���and exposed���against Barratt O'Hara, Lieutenant-Governor of Illinois, and head
eif the Vice Investigation Commission. The affair gained such notor
iely that, dramatized, it has commanded great attention. Moreover
Lieutenant-Governor O'Hara, upon
seeing the play, wrote an enthusiastic
endorsement of it as a stimulus to
public morals and the public con-
s 'once. The public knows Paul
Armstn g well through his authorship of such celebrated successes as
"Alaif, Jim'uy Valentine," "Salomy
Jane " "Tbe Deep Purple," "The Grey-
hounu " and "A Romance of the Underworld." "To Save One Girl" is
clove.' ��� saged, and is offered by an
ent.re     competent company.
' c Xaufman Brothers are perhaps
the best blackface comedians of their
type on thc stage.    Both boys have
Collingwood  East
On Friday night, March 6, an amusing sketch entitled "Thc District
School" will bc given in Carletein Hall
bv thc members of tbe Hows' and
Girls' Club, of Knox Presbyterian
Church. The piece has been in rehearsal for some months; a bumper
house is assured and a good lime certain.    Admission will be by ticket.
Ruth Morton  Memorial
During the week commencing Sunday next, special evening services at
Kuth Morton Memorial Church, the
nastier. Rev. Mr. Litch. being ;issi.-.te'd
during the week by Rev. J. W. Williamson. B. C, SundftV School Association and Rev. A. F. Baker, of Mt.
Pleasant  Baptist  Church.
themselves Matilde and Elvira, present a very original act composed of
novelty   singing  and  dancing.
*    *    *
Imperial  Theatre
One of the most expensive shows
of the New Vear will be shown at
the Imperial next week with Ihe Ros-
sow Midgets as the headline attraction. This famous team of lillipu-
lians bas put recently returned to
America for a special tour of the
Sullivan and Considine circuit and is
making a big hit all along the line.
The boxing contc'st, and it is a genuine one, never fails to bring down
the house. The act will bc a great
attraction for the children as well as
their parents and it will furnish much
that is novel and original in the way
of  entertainment.
An extra added feature for the
week will be Robert E. O'Connor &
Co. in the sketch entitled "The Stick-
up Man." This playlet is unusually
well written, the story is one that is
easily followed, the action never lags
nor does the interest flag. Mr. O'Connor has been on the legitimate
stage for many years and his past
experience speaks for itself. His
supporting company is a well balanced one and each one of the members is an artist in his or her line.
Murry Bennett, a singing comedian, who is not unknown out here
in the West will return with a new-
line of songs and some entertaining
patter. It is in the vocal line that
he excels however and his songs are
of the kind that meet with popular
approval . Mr. Bennett is sure to
become a popular favorite here as
everything that he does is first class.
Two continental singers are Gertrude Clark and Spencer Ward. They
have been connected with some of
the most important English and continental opera companies and are now
making their first American vaudeville tour. Both classical and popular songs are included in their repertoire and are sung in an unimprovable manner. Miss Clark is a soprano with an unusually sweet voice
while Mr. Ward's baritone voice is
one of resonance and power.
Day  or  Night  Phone,  Sey.  7653
520 Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.
Kinga  of  the  revolving   ladder
ROBERT   E.   O'CONNOR   &   CO.
A  bit of real  life  in one ac
Matinee    Daily,   2.45��� 10c   and    15c
Twice   Nightly.   7.30   and   8.15���15c   anel   25c
Boxes 50c
Unequalleei       Vaudeville       Means       Pantages
FOR SALE.���Prize Winning Barred
Rock Setting Eggs. $2.50 a setting.
���J. Johnsjn, 5805 Ontario Street.
E. D. GRAHAM, Resident Man
Phone Seymour 3046
Three times daily, 2.45. 7.20 and 9.15
Week  of  February  2J
A   Spectacular   Tragedy    Legend
10���Beautiful     Dancing     Girls���Id
Introducing thc "Dance of the Changing  Lights."  "The    Red    Dance    nf
Anger." "The Purple Dance of Fear,"
"The   Pink   Dance   of   Love. Hie
Green Dance of Jealousy," "The Yellow   Dance  of Joy"  and  many  'ei    '
spectacular   Oriental   Dances.
Other  Big Attractions
Prices,  Matineos.  15c; Night,  15 and
25c.   Box Seats. 50 cents
Evans,   Coleman   &   Evans,   Ltd.
Phone 2988 Foot of Columbia Avenue
What Ho!���A Joyous Discovery
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